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Decision

Ottawa, 30 March 1988
Decision CRTC 88-205
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Weymouth and surrounding areas, Nova Scotia - 873797500
Following a Public Hearing in Sydney, Nova Scotia on 15 March 1988, the Commission approves the application for a licence for an FM radio broadcasting transmitting undertaking at Weymouth and surrounding areas on the frequency 100.9 MHz, channel 265A, with an effective radiated power of 500 watts, to rebroadcast the programs of the CBC French-language AM radio network service originating from CBAF Moncton, New Brunswick.
The Commission will issue a licence expiring 31 August 1989, subject to the conditions specified in the licence to be issued. This term will enable the Commission to consider the renewal of this licence at the same time as that of CBAF, the originating station.
The Commission notes that the use of this new FM frequency conforms with the guidelines set out in Public Notice CRTC 1985-142 dated 9 July 1985. Further, the Commission notes that the Department of Communications has stated that the technical certification of this proposal is subject to the approval of Transport Canada.
The CBC has indicated that it intends to cease the operation of CBAF-2 Weymouth, which currently provides the CBC French-language AM radio network service to Weymouth only, soon after the new FM transmitter becomes operational. Accordingly, the Commission expects the CBC to cease the operation of CBAF-2 within six months of the date on which the new transmitter becomes operational.
Fernand Bélisle
Secretary General