Canada Lithium Announces Process Plant Maintenance/Upgrade Program; Commissioning Suspended for Three Weeks

 Canada Lithium Announces Process Plant Maintenance/Upgrade Program;  Commissioning Suspended for Three Weeks  TSX: CLQ; U.S. OTC: CLQMF  TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Lithium Corp. ("Canada Lithium"  or the "Company") (TSX: CLQ) (U.S. OTC: CLQMF) announced today that as part of  its on-going commissioning of the mine and process plant near Val d'Or,  Quebec, the operation will undergo a temporary shutdown for the purposes of  both maintenance and upgrading of certain circuits of the process plant. The  main focus will be to install an acid cleaning circuit, a bicarbonate recovery  circuit and an upgrade to some of the pumping capacity. Recently  appointedPlant Manager Michael Seawright, a former FMC Corp. lithium process  veteran, will oversee the three-week program.  The Company also noted that sample shipments of battery-grade lithium  carbonate productto Japan, Korea and China have been completed. Product  quality is in the range 99.5% to 99.9%. One of the reasons for installing the  bicarbonate recovery circuit is to continue to enhance the quality of the  product. Representatives from the Company's off-take partner Tewoo ERDC  visited the operation last week and Marubeni Corp. representatives will be on  site next week.  It is anticipated that lithium carbonate product will be shipped to the  off-take partners in due course following the maintenance/upgrade program.  Initially, the feed for the plant will come from the 100,000 tonnes of  stockpiled ore at the site. The Company continues to monitor working capital  and is scheduling to re-start mining operations a few weeks after the plant  start-up.  About Canada Lithium Corp.  The Company holds a 100% interest in the Québec Lithium Project near Val  d'Or, the geographical heart of the Québec mining industry. It has completed  construction and is in the commissioning phase of an open-pit mine and on-site  processing plant with estimated capacity to produce approximately 20,000  tonnes of battery-grade lithium carbonate annually. Metallurgical tests have  produced battery-grade lithium carbonate samples. A five-year off-take  agreement for a minimum of 12,000 tonnes per year was recently signed with  Tewoo-ERDC, one of China's largest commodities traders. A second off-take for  up to 5,000 tonnes per year was recently signed with Marubeni Corp., a major  Japanese commodities trading company. Lithium carbonate is used in lithium-ion  batteries that power consumer electronics (laptops, tablets, etc.), power-grid  storage facilities and electric and hybrid vehicles. For more information  regarding the Company, please refer to the Company's public filings available  at www.sedar.com and www.canadalithium.com including, in particular, the  Company's Management Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31,  2012 and its Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2012 and  the Financials and MD&A for the three-month period ended March 31, 2013. The  Company trades under the symbol CLQ on the TSX and on the U.S. OTCQX under the  symbol CLQMF.  Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information  This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning  of Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information is based upon  the Company's beliefs, estimates and opinions as at the date of this press  release, which the Company believes are reasonable, but no assurance can be  given that these will prove to be correct. Furthermore, the Company undertakes  no obligation to update or revise forward-looking information contained herein  if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change,  except as otherwise required by applicable law.  Forward-looking information relates to future events or to future conditions,  performance or results of operations and reflects current expectations or  beliefs regarding such matters including, but not limited to, information or  statements with respect to: (i) the amount of mineral resources; (ii)  exploration, development and production activities, including information  regarding the potential mineralization and resources; (iii) the amount of  future output over any period; (iv) net present value and internal rates of  return of the mining operation; (v) assumptions relating to capital costs,  operating costs and other cost metrics; (vi) assumptions relating to gross  revenues, operating cash flow and other revenue metrics; (vii) assumptions  relating to future price and demand for lithium and other macroeconomic  metrics; (viii) exploration and development plans, including anticipated costs  and timing thereof, time frames for completion, and anticipated time to  production; (ix) mine potential and expected mine life; and * sources of and  anticipated financing requirements.  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Such information is based on  numerous assumptions regarding present and future business strategies and the  environment in which the Company will operate in the future, including the  price of lithium, anticipated costs and ability to achieve goals. Certain  important factors that could cause actual results, performances or  achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking  information include, but are not limited to: (i) required capital investment  and estimated workforce requirements; (ii) estimates of net present value and  internal rates of return; (iii) future demand and market prices for lithium;  (iv) receipt of regulatory approvals on acceptable terms within commonly  experienced time frames; (v) anticipated timelines for the commencement of  production; (vi) anticipated timelines for community consultations and the  impact of those consultations on the regulatory approval process; and (vii)  future exploration plans and objectives.  By its nature, forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks,  uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or  achievements, or industry results, to differ materially from those expressed  or implied by such forward-looking information. Some of the risks and other  factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those  expressed in the forward-looking information contained in this press release  include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties relating to: (i) the  interpretation of drill results, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral  deposits and conclusions of economic evaluations; (ii) results of feasibility  studies, and the possibility that future exploration, development or mining  results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations, (iii) the  outcome of litigation in which the Company is or may in the future become  involved; (iv) risks relating to possible variations in reserves, grade,  planned mining dilution and ore loss, or recovery rates and changes in project  parameters as plans continue to be refined; (v) mining and development risks,  including risks related to accidents, equipment breakdowns, labor disputes  (including work stoppages and strikes) or other unanticipated difficulties  with or interruptions in exploration and development; (vi) risks related to  the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential  for unexpected costs and expenses; (vii) risks related to future commodity  demand and price and foreign exchange rate fluctuations; (viii) the  uncertainty of profitability based upon the cyclical nature of the industry in  which the Company operates; (ix) risks related to failure to obtain adequate  financing on a timely basis and on acceptable terms or delays in obtaining  governmental approvals or in the completion of development or construction  activities; * risks related to environmental regulation and liability; (xi)  political and regulatory risks associated with mining and exploration; (xii)  risks related to the uncertain global economic environment; and (xiii) other  risks and uncertainties related to the Company's prospects, properties and  business strategy. Although the Company has attempted to identify important  factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from  those described in the forward-looking information, investors and others are  cautioned that this list is not exhaustive and there may be other factors that  the Company has not identified. Readers are cautioned not to place undue  reliance on forward-looking information contained in this press release. All  forward-looking information contained in this press release or incorporated by  reference herein is expressly qualified by this cautionary note. For more  information on the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause the  Company's actual results to differ from current expectations, please refer to  the Company's public filings available at www.sedar.com and  www.canadalithium.com including, in particular, the "Risks and Uncertainties"  section of the Company's Management Discussion and Analysis and the "Risk  Factors" section of the Company's Annual Information Form for the year ended  December 31, 2012.    SOURCE  Canada Lithium Corp.  Peter Secker, CEO and Deputy Chairman (416) 361-2821  Olav Svela, Director, Investor Relations (416) 361-2821 or (416)  479-4355 or  emailosvela@canadalithium.com oro.svela@hotmail.com  Laurence A. Lachance, Renmark Financial Communications Inc. (416)  644-2020 or  emailllachance@renmarkfinancial.com  Please visit the Canada Lithium website atwww.canadalithium.com or copy the  following link into your Web browser to view our Photo   Gallery:http://www.canadalithium.com/s/PhotoGallery.asp. You can also follow  us on Facebook and Twitter.  Corporate Office: 401 Bay Street, Suite 2010, Box 118, Toronto, ON, M5H  2Y4  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2013/21/c7193.html  CO: Canada Lithium Corp. ST: Ontario NI: MNG ACC