El Niño’s Extensive Drill Program on World Class Mining Camp – 23,000 Meters (75,000 Feet)

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El Niño Ventures (TSX.V: ELN; OTCBB: ELNOF; Frankfurt: E7Q) announces extensive drill program.

El Niño Ventures Inc. (“El Niño”) (TSX.V: ELN; OTCBB: ELNOF; Frankfurt: E7Q) is pleased to announce that a 23,000 m (75,000 ft) drill program has commenced on the Bathurst Zinc/Base Metals Mining Camp. The first of three drill rigs is already turning in the West Camp area, with two additional drill rigs ready to go in mid-October and early November. This drill program will be continuing through until March 2007. See http://www.ElNinoVentures.com

About Titan 24: Deep Earth Imaging

The Titan 24 Deep Earth Imaging system is the most advanced electrical earth imaging technology to date. Titan 24 (See http://www.elninoventures.com/i/maps/map_attachment_oct112006.jpg) has been designed to serve the needs of exploration companies looking to make precise property evaluation decisions.

Titan 24 measures the parameters of DC (resistivity), IP (chargeability) and MT (magnetotelluric resistivity. This system can measure down to depths of 750 meters (2,460 feet) with IP, and can explore beyond 1.5 kilometers (down to about one mile) with MT data. These depths and multi-parameter data make the Titan 24 one of the best option available for obtaining pre-drilling information related to geological features at depth.

A partially completed MT/IP Titan 24 survey conducted over the “Brunswick Horizon”, between Brunswick No.12 and Brunswick No. 6 (past producer) indicated several interesting geophysical signatures that will require follow- up work and diamond drilling. MT/IP Titan 24 results over the Mount Fronsac North property indicate encouraging results while the Camel Back survey is presently in progress. According to Jean Luc Roy, President and CEO “The second drill rig is scheduled for mid-October to follow-up already targets in the Carboniferous area and the third drill will be brought in sometimes in early November as the final interpretations for these MT/IP Titan 24 surveys become available”.

About El Niño Ventures Inc.

El Niño http://www.ElNinoVentures.com is an exploration stage company whose corporate objective is to revisit former mining regions and apply the latest technologies to advanced stage exploration targets. El Niño Ventures has entered into an Option / Joint Venture Agreement with Xstrata Zinc Canada to explore the world class Bathurst Zinc / Base Metals Mining Camp in New Brunswick, Canada. In addition to the Bathurst Mining Camp, El Niño Ventures continues to focus on advanced stage properties throughout Canada, Alaska and Europe.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Jean Luc Roy

President and COO

The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release. CUSIP: 45953B107

DISCLAIMER

This news release contains certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the Toronto Stock Exchange, British Columbia Securities Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission.

Further information: Toll Free 1.800.667.1870 or 604.685.1870

Fax 604.685.8045, or visit http://www.elninoventures.com
2303 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada     V6M 2A3

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