Blair Lekstrom hired by HD Mining to help construct coal mine

In letters sent to the District of Chetwynd and the Peace River Regional District, Penggui Yan, the Chairman of HD Mining, said that Lekstrom had agreed to work with the company to help construct the new Murray River Coal Mine. Yan says in the letters – which were posted on the districts’ websites –  that Lekstrom will use his local perspective and experience to help the company engage with the community.

HD Mining has been given approval to extract coal samples from its proposed project near Tumbler Ridge, in northeastern B.C. Earlier this year, the company won a Federal Court battle over its plans to bring in more than 200 temporary foreign workers from China.