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Jim Pattison Industries Ltd.
Kamloops and Sun Peaks, British Columbia
Applications 2003-0631-7 and 2003-0632-5
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2003-39
23 July 2003
CKBZ-FM and CIFM-FM Kamloops - New transmitters in Sun Peaks
The Commission approves the applications by Jim Pattison Industries Ltd. to amend the broadcasting licences for the radio programming undertakings CKBZ-FM and CIFM-FM Kamloops, in order to operate transmitters in Sun Peaks.
The new transmitters will operate at 91.5 MHz (channel 218LP) with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 40 watts (CKBZ-FM) and at 90.1 MHz (channel 211LP) with an ERP of 40 watts (CIFM-FM).
The licensee indicated that it was responding to a request from Sun Peaks Resort Corporation to provide low power FM radio service to the resort village, community and citizens of the area.
The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with these applications.
The Department of Industry (the Department) has advised the Commission that, while these applications are conditionally technically acceptable, it will only issue broadcasting certificates when it has determined that the proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.
The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met, and that broadcasting certificates will be issued.
Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for low-power unprotected FM services, the Commission also reminds the licensee that it will have to select another frequency if the Department so requires.
The transmitters must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 24 months from the date of this decision, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before 6 October 2005. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted in writing at least 60 days before this date.
This decision is to be appended to each licence. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined at the following Internet site: www.crtc.gc.ca