Alberta snowmobilers face big bill after entering Glacier National Park

Parks Canada will be continuing to investigate the incident to determine if the group will be charged under the National Parks Act for entering the park on snowmobiles. The group will also be required to organize and pay for a helicopter and permits to remove their snowmobiles from the National Park.

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TMTVNEWS.COM – Following the success of recent collaborative efforts including risk management and wealth management, between East Kootenay Community, Grand Forks & District and Nelson & District Credit Unions, the three are excited to announce a new partnership allowing their respective credit union business members access to enhanced commercial and consumer credit expertise in their communities.


Youth film night fundraiser at the Capitol Theatre

TMTVNEWS.COM – Join us for an evening of films made by local youth on Saturday, January 23rd at 7pm at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson. Selected films from emerging filmmaking talent from Mt Sentinel Secondary School, Selkirk College Digital Arts program and Digital Film Camp for Youth will be screened, programmed by Kootenay filmmaking mentors Heather Shippit and Amy Bohigian. The event is a fundraiser for Oxygen Art Centre’s 2nd Annual Youth Arts Festival, and in keeping with the festival’s goals the evening celebrates the work of youth ages 15-29. Tickets are $5 and mature content is advised.

Oxygen Art Centre’s Youth Arts Festival aims to encourage youth to pursue their artistic talents and interests, and those of their peers in a professional and meaningful way, that can be celebrated by the community at large though attendance at the all-ages events. On Saturday January 23rd the Capitol Theatre will become a youth arts epicentre with auditions for the Talent Slam taking place during the day from 2-5pm, followed by the film night fundraiser at 7pm. To find out more information and to pre-register for Talent Slam auditions online, please visit our webstite:


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Columbia Basin Trust announces $9M in new grants for recreation infrastructure

FEATURED PHOTO: Valemount’s mountain bike suspension bridge, over Swift Creek, is helping foster community recreation and health. This project was funded in part by the Trust.

TMTVNEWS.COM – (Columbia Basin) – Columbia Basin Trust is pleased to announce a new granting program that will provide financial help to groups and organizations wishing to construct new recreation infrastructure or upgrade existing infrastructure. Recreation Infrastructure Grants will offer $3 million per year over the next three years.


Students prepare for Junior Dragons Den 2016!

From High Tech apps to guitar cord wraps – students prepare for Junior Dragons Den 2016!

Modelled after CBC’s “The Dragons’ Den”, where qualifying entrepreneurs pitch their business idea to a group of potential investors, Junior Dragons’ Den, which started with one West Kootenay-Boundary competition in 2014, has expanded to include three competitions throughout the Kootenay’s in 2016!
The Community Futures led initiative is open to youth from Grades 8 – Post Secondary level and students may elect to compete in Cranbrook, Revelstoke or Trail, depending on where they go to school and which Community Futures area they live in. The top winners from each competition, automatically advance to the Junior Dragons’ Den championship, which will be held Saturday April 30th at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail, BC.
“2016 might be a year where we see some students developing new products, such as high-tech apps or guitar cord wraps, and others offering services in new and innovative ways.” stated Sean Campbell, General Manager of Community Futures East Kootenay in Cranbrook. “The Junior Dragons Den tagline is ‘Next generation business innovation’ and it’s inspiring to see the degree of talent and creativity in the minds of students throughout the Kootenays.”
To enter, students submit a business concept paper explaining their business idea. Once all submissions are received, the top applicants are selected and matched with a local entrepreneur as a mentor. They then prepare a focused business plan and promotional video for the competition, which they pitch in front of a live audience and real life dragons (aka. Judges).
Submissions are evaluated based upon: finances, marketability, the product or service idea and the overall plan presented.

The Regional Junior Dragons Den live Show line-up and entry deadlines are as follows:
Cranbrook – Thursday April 7th               Revelstoke – Thursday April 14th           Trail, BC – Thursday April 21st
Entry deadline – Feb 15, 2016                                    Entry deadline – Feb 28, 2016                                    Entry deadline – Mar 1, 2016

Junior Dragons Den finals
Saturday April 30th, 7pm Charles Bailey Theatre, Trail, BC.


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CBC INVESTIGATES ‘Excessive fatigue’ at CP an ‘immediate threat’ to rail safety: Transport Canada

Transport Canada has hit Canadian Pacific Railway with an unprecedented order demanding the company change its freight rail scheduling and fatigue-management practices on some runs in British Columbia because they pose “an immediate threat to safe railway operations.”

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