Hard Creek Nickel Corporation

Hard Creek Nickel Corporation

October 31, 2007 12:08 ET

Hard Creek Nickel Corporation Appoints Ed Beswick P Eng. as Environmental Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2007) - Mark Jarvis, President of Hard Creek Nickel Corporation (TSX VENTURE:HNC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ed Beswick P Eng. as Environmental Director to assist in the advancement of it's 100% owned Turnagain Nickel Project located 70 km east of Dease Lake.

"We are very pleased to add Ed to our Hard Creek project team," said Mark Jarvis. "Beswick provides the Company with additional depth in First Nations and community relations, project procurement relating to large projects in Northern BC, and with both provincial and federal government regulations. His long term experience in British Columbia mining makes him a welcome addition to our team that is moving the Turnagain Nickel Project forward."

Mr. Beswick is a registered professional mining engineer and was the former north central British Columbia Regional Mines Manager operating out of Prince George for eight years. Prior to this he was the Kamloops District Inspector of Mines and Resident Engineer and Regional Reclamation Inspector - Inspector of Mines. More recently, Ed was Project Manager for British Columbia's first transportation Public, Private, Partnership; the Sierra Yoyo Desan Road located east of Fort Nelson, and has ongoing involvement with other BC based mining companies.

Mr. Beswick is also active in industry as Vice President representing District 6 for the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum as well as serving as Vice Chair of the Environment Committee for the Mining Association of British Columbia.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

MARK JARVIS, President


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