Hard Creek Nickel Corporation
TSX VENTURE : HNC

Hard Creek Nickel Corporation

October 16, 2007 18:39 ET

Hard Creek Nickel Corporation Appoints Project Manager

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2007) - Mark Jarvis, President of Hard Creek Nickel Corporation (TSX VENTURE:HNC) is pleased to announce that the Company has contracted Hoffert Processing Solutions Inc. to direct the process design and metallurgical development of the Turnagain Nickel Project located 70 km east of Dease Lake. John Hoffert, P. Eng will also be managing the project planning and scheduling.

Mr. Hoffert brings over 30 years of process engineering design and operational experience to the project. He is involved in projects in South America and has completed his role as manager of milling for the Gibraltar Mine restart and as mill superintendent for the Kemess Mine approximately 220 km south of the Turnagain Project site.

"Once again, good projects attract good people," said Mark Jarvis. "Bringing Mr. Hoffert on board as Project Manager provides the Company with additional sound project development experience relating to large scale open pit mining operations. His operational and development experience both locally and internationally make him a welcome addition to the team that is moving our project forward."

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

MARK JARVIS, President

HARD CREEK NICKEL CORPORATION

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