Canarc Resource Corp.      Symbols: (TSX: CCM and OTC-BB:CRCUF)

Bradford J. Cooke, President & CEO, Interviewed On: April 17, 2003

CEO:    Good day. This is Michael Wachs with CEOcast. I am here today with Bradford Cooke; Brad is President and Chief Executive Officer of Canarc Resource Corp., a company with a dual listing, trading over-the-counter on the Bulletin Board, symbol CRCUF and also on the Toronto Stock Exchange, symbol CCM. Canarc is a Canadian based gold exploration and mining company. Thanks for joining CEOcast today Brad.

BC:      Yes, thank you for having me on again.

CEO:    I thought perhaps you could begin with an overview of the company, and then we will get into some of the opportunities in greater detail, including the capital you recently raised to proceed to the next phase of exploration work at the Benzdorp property.

BC:      By way of history, Canarc is a junior gold mining and exploration company I founded with some partners back in 1987/1988. We have been listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange since the early 1990s as well as on the OTC Bulletin Board. Our company has enjoyed a number of successes over the last decade. We started off in northwest British Columbia developing claims that ended up surrounding the very high grade Eskay Creek gold and silver mine, currently owned and operated by Barrick, who is also our partner on the surrounding claims that we own. Our second success was in the early 90�s when we acquired what was a small high-grade underground gold mine that was basically mined out but had some interesting geological possibilities. Over the last several years this has become our principal asset, the New Polaris project in northern B.C. We have invested over US$12 million on exploration and development at New Polaris and discovered a 1.5 million ounce extension to that old mine below and beyond the old mine workings. Our geologists were absolutely correct in their interpretation of the potential of that mine. We are now in the process of determining the economic viability of what we have found so that we can make a development decision by the end of the 2nd quarter of this year. The third and quite possibly the largest success is an early stage exploration discovery in South America called Benzdorp, where we have invested over US$2 million to date and we are just about to launch into the first large drilling program of this discovery. In a nutshell, Benzdorp affords us a target that could be anywhere from 2 to 20 million ounces in size.

CEO:    Let�s start if we could with the Benzdorp property in Suriname, what is it located near and why is this so promising?

BC:      Benzdorp is so exciting for us because for US$ 2million of surface exploration work we have found perhaps the largest gold target in my geological career. It is a porphyry type discovery that appears to have very large tonnage potential, typical of porphyries which are some of the biggest gold and copper deposits in the world. When we say it is a 2 to 20 million ounce target, what we mean is that based on all the surface sampling and other surveys completed to date we have identified gold mineralization over a very broad area measuring over 500 metres in width (5 football fields in size), and some 1� kilometres (or 15 football fields) in length, open in all directions. This is just the size of the mineralization at surface and when you get such a large area of mineralization exposed at surface it certainly suggests the presence of a very large gold mineralized ore body. We haven�t proven it to depth yet, because we haven�t drilled it so we are not sure how deep it goes. However, we have ascertained the size and grade at surface and we are very bullish about the opportunity to drill this surface target and turn it into a multi-million ounce gold deposit. It is certainly of the size, grade and characteristics to be of interest to the largest gold companies in the world.

CEO:    Brad as you look at the work you are doing, you have an aggressive trenching and sampling program underway at the JQA prospect area at Benzdorp, what are you doing there and what are you hoping to find?

BC:      This large gold target I have mentioned is the JQA prospect area where just in the last few months we completed additional surface trenches. These are big long cuts in the earth that expose saprolite enabling us to get good samples of gold mineralization contained in the rock. We do this using a bulldozer working in tandem with a back hoe to get down as deep as 10 metres or 33 feet deep which gives us a very good representative sample of the gold mineralization within those rocks. We have completed enough of these trenches to establish a minimum width and a minimum length, the � kilometre in width and the 1� kilometre in length previously mentioned. We hope to dig some more of those trenches to fill in the gaps and then move to diamond drilling, or core drilling to penetrate the surface targets and see how deep the ore goes and to see if the gold grade continues at depth. That would create material value over the near term for our stockholders, effectively a major discovery if we find in the drilling what we have already found in the trenching.

CEO:    As you look at the work planned on the drilling side, how big a drilling program will this be relative to the size of the property?

BC:      The first phase of drilling is a fairly modest 30 holes, which will typically be 100 metres deep. We are trying to get what we call �fences� of drill holes across the entire width of the structure in at least three locations. So the 30 hole drilling program should accomplish that and on that basis if we get in the drilling what we found in the trenching we will have every justification to be very aggressive on drilling out this discovery. So we could see moving from 1 drill to 2 drills to 4 drills to 8 drills fairly quickly if we have success here in order to drill out the discovery.

CEO:    The other opportunity in Canarc is at New Polaris, where is this located and why is it so promising?

BC:      The New Polaris gold mine site is located in north-western British Columbia, Canada and it is the biggest success in the Company so far. We started to tackle it in the early 1990s where we simply interpreted an extension below and beyond the old underground mine workings. Having completed well over 150 drill holes and having opened up the old mine and dewatered the workings, there are some 11 miles of underground workings that we have examined and sampled, we have been able to determine a geological resource estimated at 1� million ounces plus or minus, still open in all directions for more drilling. So the ore body could certainly be much larger, especially considering we have not found the bottom of it. When we talk about a 1� million ounce resource that it from the surface down to about 2,000 feet in depth, but these types of high grade vein mines typically go to 1 mile deep or more. So we have yet to determine the overall size but we certainly have determined that we have enough of a gold resource to move to the development of a mine there and that is the focus of the current program there, culminating in a development decision by the end of June.

CEO:    As you look at that decision, what kinds of input will you have by June and what are you looking for?

BC:      Right now we have geologists doing a recalculation of the resource based on some new interpretations of the vein geology. We have an engineer, who was actually the mine manager at Eskay Creek, not far away from New Polaris, and he is doing an economic and engineering evaluation of the project to determine just how we would mine it, who would we sell the gold concentrates to, what will it cost to get those gold concentrates out to the buyer, what will the buyer charge us, basically the economics of the mine. We should have that, what we call a scoping study completed on the project economics by the end of June.

CEO:    How much might it cost to take the project to the next step and might you bring in a partner?

BC:      We of course have some initial estimates on the economics at Polaris and Benzdorp based on our existing database. At Polaris, assuming a 1� million ounce deposit and economics as established by the drilling work already completed, we are looking at about a $30 million development capital construction cost to build a 500 tonne per day mine and mill, that would produce about 70,000 ounces of gold per year for 20 years. However, because it has such a long mine life and the ore body is still open, it would probably be a two phase development where after three years of production at the smaller scale we would then consider an expansion up to 1,000 tonnes per day, or doubling the output at a small additional cost of $10 to $15 million. Currently the operating cost per ounce is assumed to be in the order of $180 per ounce of gold produced, which again in our business is considered to be low. It would basically be half of the assumed revenues and our net operating margins would be a very healthy 20% to 30% if not higher.

CEO:    Brad, what events should investors look for over the coming quarters?

BC:      In terms of events for the 2nd quarter, we are looking forward to announcing the commencement of diamond drilling at Benzdorp shortly. Of course the drilling news throughout May and June will create interest in the stock presuming we have the same success at drilling we have already had at trenching. By the end of June we hope to have created enough market awareness of this discovery to bring in a second drill and expand the discovery drilling program. Also newsworthy is the work being done at New Polaris between now and the end of June, specifically the new resource estimates and the new engineering and costing work done under the scoping study. Those are the main benchmarks we expect to put out to shareholders over the next two and a half months.

CEO:    We have been speaking today with the Chief Executive Officer of Canarc Resource Corp. under the leadership of Bradford Cooke. The company trades on both the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CCM and also on the Bulletin Board under the symbol CRCUF. It is a company that gives investors the opportunity to invest in a junior mining and exploration company with several significant events transpiring over the coming months. Brad thanks for joining CEOcast today.  

BC:      Thank you Michael. If I may have the last word, I would like to highlight for your listeners the fact that it is unusual for a small company like Canarc to have both a development stage asset like New Polaris and an exciting new discovery like Benzdorp. In fact, if you look at the valuation of the share price the current price puts the value of the Polaris reserves at about $US9 per ounce in the ground and therefore investors are not paying anything for the potentially large discovery at Benzdorp. Thanks again Michael for having me on.

CEO:    Brad, thanks for joining us today. This has been Michael Wachs for CEOcast...where Wall Street listens.