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Decision

Ottawa, 23 September 1992
Decision CRTC 92-712
Northern Nishnabwe Education Council (for Wahsa Distance Education)
Bearskin Lake, Big Trout Lake, Cat Lake, Deer Lake, Fort Severn, Kasabonika, Kejick Bay, Kingfisher Lake, Muskrat Dam, North Spirit Lake, Osnaburgh, Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, Sachigo, Sandy Lake, Sioux Lookout, Slate Falls, Wapekeka, Weagamow Lake and Wunnummin Lake, Ontario - 920297900
Following a Public Hearing in the National Capital Region held on 14 July 1992, the Commission approves the application for a broadcasting licence for an English- and Native- language FM radio programming undertaking consisting of transmitters located at the above-mentioned localities, each operating on the frequency 91.9 MHz (channel 220) with an effective radiated power of 10 watts.
Pursuant to Public Notice CRTC 1990-89 dated 20 September 1990 entitled Native Broadcasting Policy, the Commission will issue a licence for a Type A FM native radio undertaking. This licence will expire on 31 August 1999, and will be subject to the conditions specified in the licence to be issued.
The Commission notes that the undertaking will broadcast 50 hours per week of Wahsa Distance Education programming, originating from studios located in Sioux Lookout. Of the total programming, 10 hours will be in the Oji-Cree language and 40 hours will be in English. The Department of Communications (DOC) has advised the Commission that this application is conditionally technically acceptable, and that a Broadcasting Certificate will only be issued once it has been determined that the transmitters' proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.
In accordance with subsection 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the Commission will only issue the licence, and the authority granted herein may only be implemented, at such time as written notification is received from the DOC that its technical requirements have been met, and that a Broadcasting Certificate will be issued.
The Commission notes the interventions submitted in support of this application by the Bearskin Lake First Nation, the A. Scatch Memorial School and Pikangikum First Nations.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General