Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSXV: KTN) (the “Company” or “Kootenay”) is pleased to announce that amended permits are in place and preparations for the previously announced 7,500-meter drill program (the “Program”) are underway at its 100% owned La Cigarra silver project, located in Chihuahua State, Mexico. Drilling will commence in approximately two weeks and operate concurrently with ongoing geological mapping and sampling programs on peripheral target areas, which will be drill tested later in the year. The program is designed to expand on the reported Measured and Indicated silver resource, which currently stands at 18.5 million tonnes grading 86.3 gpt containing 51.5 million ounces and an Inferred silver resource of 4.45 million tonnes grading 80.0 gpt containing 11.4 million ounces (see Northair News Release dated January 14, 2015 or SEDAR for information on the NI 43-101 technical report). The Program will focus on the expansion of the La Cigarra mineral resource by first targeting an 800-meter gap between the Las Venadas Zone and the south end of the resource (Las Carolinas Zone). This includes the southern boundary of Las Carolinas where hole 155 returned 23.45 meters of 138.3 gpt silver. (See Northair News Release dated Dec 15, 2014). Drilling will begin the Las Venadas Zone, where significant soil and rock geochemical anomalies and historic mine workings occur and work northward on trend towards the Las Carolinas Zone.