October 9, 2002

Trading Symbol CDNX: CCB
US SEC Exemption No. 82-3378

RICHMOND, BC - Mr. James L. Swanson, Chairman, CON-SPACE Communications Ltd., (TSX:CCB) announced today that CON-SPACE has been nominated in the "Outstanding Business of the Year" category for the 25th Anniversary of the Awards of Excellence presented by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the City of Richmond.

"We are honored with this nomination and the recognition it gives the Company and its employees," said Swanson, "We have won awards before but to be seen as worthy by your own community is exceptional." The Outstanding Business of the Year Award is given to a business that has for at least three years been an ongoing successful business entity in the City of Richmond. CON-SPACE began in Richmond in 1990.

The Company recently received recognition as its equipment contributed to the successful rescue of nine miners trapped underground for three days in Pennsylvania. Its equipment has also used in the rescue attempts at the World Trade Center, Pentagon, Oklahoma City Bombing, and after various major earthquakes.

The company's world headquarters is located at its Richmond facility where design and manufacturing work is done. Recognized worldwide as the leader of specialized voice communication equipment its products are used by Police, Fire, Rescue, Government Agencies, Militaries, Municipalities, General Industry and Medical Emergency services the world over. The Company has established distribution throughout North America, Great Britain, Australia, and parts of Asia, South America, and Europe and also supplies many other manufacturers with Private Labeled and specially designed products. Its web site is

The winners of each category will be announced at the Awards of Excellence Dinner and Awards Ceremony on the evening of October 22, 2002 at the Vancouver Airport Conference & Resort located at 10251 St. Edwards Drive in Richmond. Other categories include: Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Hall of Fame Award, Award of Distinction, Association of the Year, and Chamber Member of the Year.

For more information, please call Jim Swanson, Investor Relations, CON-SPACE COMMUNICATIONS LTD., (604) 244-9323, (800) 755-2528 in the U.S., or by e-mail [email protected]. "Forward-looking" statements in this release involve risks and uncertainties associated with, among others, economic, industry conditions, technological development, and competition and should not be relied upon as actual results may differ materially from those projected.

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