Acquiring of approximately 1,700 acres of coal properties of the McLeod River Hard Coal Co., located about 100 miles west of this city, by the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd., of Vancouver, has been announced by H.R. Plommer, general manager of the latter concern.
The new company will be known as the McLeod River Hard Coal Co. (1941) Ltd.
The announcement said this action by Canadian Collieries was influenced by the fact that combining of the sale force and distribution systems of both companies would have a tendency towards keeping the cost to consumer down.
McLeod River mines produce a domestic coal. There are three seams at the mine operated by this company. Work at present is on one seam of eight feet. The estimated reserves of this seam are 10,000,000 tons, and the other two seams will hold at least as much, according to Mr. Plommer.
Present equipment allows a production of 150,000 to 200,000 tons per year. The mine has a potential capacity of 2,000 tons per day.
Next year the capacity of the property have been at least tripled, said Mr. Plommer. [sic]
Likely the Edmonton Journal, c September 1941.