Kootenay Silver Inc. announced it has significantly increased its land holdings contiguous to the original Columba High-Grade silver Project, located in Chihuahua State, Mexico. The company's new area of interest will now expand from just under 1,000 hectares to more than 10,000 hectares with the application of a new concession surrounding the Columba project. Application for the new 10,825 hectare concession is in response to the excellent results from the Company's 2021 exploration program indicating that the mineral system and extent of silver rich veins is much more extensive than what is seen at surface. Results from drilling and mapping completed by the Company have significantly extended several potential mineralized structures laterally along strike within several prospective areas at Columba. Recently released drill holes such as CDH-21-103 from the JZ Trap zone have increased management's belief in the potential for a large resource of high-grade silver and the desire for more mineral rights. CDH-21-103 intercepted 2,035 gpt silver over 6 meters within 808 gpt silver over 17 meters and a wider width interval of 333 gpt silver over 44 meters, in the JZ Vein Area; representing a very prospective high-grade target at Columba. Additional drill highlights in the JZ Area include intercepts found in hole CDH-20-030 (415 gpt silver over 11.15 meters including 721 gpt silver over 4.07 meters) and hole CDH-20-060 (132 gpt silver over 64 meters including 361 gpt silver over 11 meters including 608 gpt silver over 5.0 meters, and 1,160 gpt silver over 1.0 meters all within 229 gpt silver over 22 meters). Two other areas of immediate interest for the Company at Columba include the F Vein and B Vein Areas. Highlights of previous drilling along the F Vein including its hanging-wall system include holes CDH-19-041 (650 gpt silver over 7.45 meters within a wider interval of 159 gpt silver over 39.9 meters) and CDH-20-051 (865 gpt silver over 2 meters within a wider interval of 317 gpt silver over 6 meters in the hanging-wall vein adjacent to the F Vein). Potential of the B Vein is highlighted by hole CDH-20-084 which returned a high- grade drill interval of 1,186 gpt silver over 4.6 meters within a wider interval of 112 gpt silver over 70.5 meters.