“We’re looking at doing some pretty unique things, especially in this part of the country. One of the new mines is actually looking at doing an underground project so that’s leading the way especially in this part of the country,” said Tumbler Ridge community development officer Kelly Bryan.

“On the 5, in partnership with Northern Lights College, we’re going to have an education and career fair over at the Convention Centre and that will be good for any industry looking to recruit folks,” said Bryan. The fair will take place between 10 am and 4 pm. Tours of wind and mine sights will also be happening on that day.

A 7:30 pm reception sponsored by Walter Energy will be happening that evening. “We’re waiting to hear back from various ministers and that sort of thing but I’m going to be bringing in a professional keynote speaker for that evening but who it’s going to be is up in the air at this point.”

Oct. 6 will be the primary session and will include a variety of presenters including updates from the various mine and explorer companies in the area.