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Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing
CRTC 2004-6-2

 

See also: 2004-6, 2004-6-1, 2004-6-3, 2004-6-4, 2004-6-5 , 2004-6-6 , 2004-6-7

Ottawa, 2 September 2004

  Further to its Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2004-6 dated 8 July 2004 and Notice of public hearing CRTC 2004-6-1 dated 20 July 2004 relating to a Public Hearing which will be held on 1 November 2004 at 9:30 a.m., at  the Conference Centre, Portage IV, 140 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec, to consider, among others, the following applications. The deadline for submission of interventions/comments is 27 September 2004.
 
Item Applicant and Locality

4.

3077457 Nova Scotia Limited (owned by Frances Stapells and Jack McGaw)
Ottawa, Ontario

5.

Christian Hit Radio Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario

6.

Radio Ville-Marie
Gatineau, Québec

7.

Radio Rideau Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario

8.

Astral Media Radio inc.
Ottawa, Ontario

9.

Global Communications Limited
Ottawa, Ontario

10.

John Wright & Douglas Kirk (OBCI)
Ottawa, Ontario

11.

CKMW Radio Ltd. (OBCI)
Ottawa, Ontario

12.

Jean-Jacques Brunelle (OBCI)
Ottawa, Ontario

13.

591991 B.C. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Corus Entertainment Inc.
Gatineau, Québec

14.

Radio 1540 Limited (OBCI)
Ottawa, Ontario

15.

Newcap Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario

16.

CKMW Radio Ltd. (OBCI)
Ottawa, Ontario

17.

Genex Communications inc.
Gatineau, Québec

18.

Radio Nord Communications inc.
Gatineau, Québec

19.

Levinson and Associates (OBCI)
Ottawa, Ontario

20.

Ravinder Singh Pannu (OBCI)(In-Music-TV)
Across Canada

21.

Ravinder Singh Pannu (OBCI) (In-Drama-TV)
Across Canada

22.

Ravinder Singh Pannu (OBCI) (In-Classic-TV)
Across Canada

23.

Ravinder Singh Pannu (OBCI) (In-Devote-TV)
Across Canada

24.

Ravinder Singh Pannu (OBCI) (In-News-TV)
Across Canada

25.

Ravinder Singh Pannu (OBCI) (Pk-Urdu-TV)
Across Canada

26.

6166954 Canada Inc. (controlled by William R. Craig)(617)
Across Canada

27.

Global Television Network Inc. (OBCI) (Lonestar II)
Across Canada

28.

Cogeco Diffusion inc. (CFGE-FM/CFGE-FM-1/CJEB-FM)
Sherbrooke, Magog and Trois-Rivières, Québec

29.

Mountain Cablevision Limited
Byng, Caledonia, Cayuga, Dunnville, Hagersville, Jarvis, Mount Hope, Townsend and parts of d'Hamilton, Ontario

30.

Newcap Inc. (CJUK-FM)
Thunder Bay, Ontario

31.

Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.
Kindersley, Saskatchewan

32.

Jim Pattison Industries Ltd.
Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Red deer, Taber, Grande Prairie, Rocky Mountain House and Drayton Valley (Alberta); Kamloops, Vancouver, Kelowna, Prince George, Cranbrook and Fernie (Colombie-Britannique)

33.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBK-FM)
Warmley, Saskatchewan

34.

Newlife Communications Inc.
Kelowna, British Columbia

35.

Newcap Inc. (CILR-FM, CKSA-FM, CITL-TV, CKSA-TV)
Lloydminster, Alberta

36.

Standard Radio Inc. (CKXR)
Salmon Arm, British Columbia

37.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBUT)
Sechelt, British Columbia

38.

Craig Media Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia and Brandon, Manitoba
  Preamble (for items 4 to 19)
  On January 22, 2004, the Commission issued Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2004-3, calling for applications for a broadcasting licence to carry on a radio programming undertaking to serve Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec.
  Further to this call, the Commission received a significant number of applications for licences to serve the aforementioned market (Items 4 to 19). A number of these applications are proposing to use similar frequencies and are therefore technically mutually exclusive. The applications are:
  Items 11, 12, 13 and 15 are technically mutually exclusive proposing the use of the frequency 88.5 MHz.
  Items 4, 6, 10, 14 and 17 are technically mutually exclusive proposing the use of the frequency 96.5 MHz. These items are also technically mutually exclusive with item 9, proposing the use of the frequency 96.3 MHz.
  Items 5, 8, 16, 18 and 19are technically mutually exclusive proposing the use of the frequency 98.5 MHz.
  These applications along with item 7 will be treated as competitive radio applications for Ottawa/Gatineau.

4.

Ottawa, Ontario
Application No. 2004-0383-2
  Application by 3077457 Nova Scotia Limited (corporation equally owned and controlled by Jack McGaw and Robert Stapells) for a licence to operate an English-language low power FM tourist radio programming undertaking in Ottawa.
  The new station would operate on frequency 96.5 MHz (channel 243LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna/antenna height of 115 metres).
  The applicant proposes to operate a tourist information service consisting of pre-recorded messages informing travellers of weather and road conditions as well as attractions and services in Ottawa and nearby communities.
  The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.
  Applicant's address:

170 Thompson Run
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B4B 1T7
Fax: (902) 832 5586
  Examination of application:

160 Elgin
Suite 2600
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1C3
 

[Interventions/comments form]

5.

Ottawa, Ontario
Application No. 2004-0371-7
  Application by Christian Hit Radio Inc. for a licence to operate an English-language FM commercial specialty radio programming undertaking in Ottawa.
  The new station would operate on frequency 98.5 MHz (channel 253B) with an average effective radiated power of 4,120 watts (maximum effective radiated power of 25,000 watts/antenna height of 130.3 metres).
  The applicant is proposing a Christian music service with 80% of its weekly total music drawn from Subcategory 35 (non-classical religious). The applicant is also proposing to broadcast 116 hours per week of religious spoken word programming.
  The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.
  Applicant's address:

1010 Thomas Spratt Place
Suite 3
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 5L5
Fax: (613) 247-7128
E-Mail: chri@chri.ca
  Examination of application:

At the applicant's address
 

[Interventions/comments form]

6.

Gatineau, Quebec
Application No. 2003-0829-8
  Application by Radio Ville-Marie to amend the licence of radio programming undertaking CIRA-FM Montréal.
  The licensee proposes to add an FM transmitter atGatineau to broadcast the programming of CIRA-FM Montréal,areligious programming undertaking, to serve the population of Gatineau and Ottawa.
  The transmitter would operate on frequency 96.5 MHz (channel 243A) with an effective radiated power of 1,000 watts (non-directional antenna/antenna height of 54 metres)
  Licensee's address:

505 du Mont-Cassin Avenue
Montréal, Quebec
H3L 1W7
Fax: (514) 858-0965
E-Mail: cira@radiovm.com
  Examination of application:

Saint-Paul University
223 Main Street
Ottawa, Ontario
 

[Interventions/comments form]

7.

Ottawa, Ontario
Application No. 2003-0720-9
  Application by Radio Rideau Inc. for a licence to operate a French-language AM commercial - radio programming undertaking in Ottawa.
  The new station would operate on frequency 1630 kHz (class C) with a transmitter power of 1,000 watts, day and night.
  The applicant proposes service and information programming in order to serve the francophone population of Ottawa and Eastern Ontario.
  The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.
  Applicant's address:

P.O. Box 92045
Brossard, Quebec
J4W 3K8
Fax: (450) 678-9693
  Examination of application:

Manoir Marochel
949, Montréal Road
Ottawa, Ontario
 

[Interventions/comments form]

8.

Ottawa, Ontario
Application No. 2004-0382-4
  Application by Astral Media Radio inc. for a licence to operate an English-language FM commercial radio programming undertaking in Ottawa.
  The new station would operate on frequency 98.5 MHz (channel 253B1) with an average effective radiated power of 4,713 watts (maximum effective radiated power of 10,000 watts/antenna height of 138.6 metres).
  The applicant proposes to offer a music format called «Comfort Radio» that will predominately feature a blending of soft AC and ballad style musical selections along with a limited World Beat music component.
  The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.
  Applicant's address:

1717 René-Lévesque Boulevard East
Suite 200
Montréal, Quebec
H2L 4T9
Fax: (514) 529-3263
E-Mail: claflamme@radio.astral.com
  Examination of application:

15 Taschereau Street
Gatineau, Quebec
 

[Interventions/comments form]

9.

Ottawa, Ontario
Application No. 2004-0376-7
  Application by Global Communications Limited for a licence to operate an English-language FM commercial radio programming undertaking in Ottawa.
  The new station would operate on frequency 96.3 MHz (channel 242B1) with an average effective radiated power of 3,600 watts (maximum effective radiated power of 10,000 watts/antenna height of 130 metres).
  The applicant is proposing to operate a New Easy Listening music format blending New Easy-Listening favourites with soft Jazz, soft pop, World Beat and Folk music selections.
  The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.
  Applicant's address:

81 Barber Greene Road
Toronto (Don Mills), Ontario
M3C 2A2
Fax: (416) 386-2779
E-Mail:cbell@globaltv.ca
  Examination of application:

Global Television
150 Wellington Street
Suite 501
Ottawa, Ontario
 

[Interventions/comments form]

10.

Ottawa, Ontario
Application No. 2004-0391-5
  Application by John Wright & Douglas Kirk, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (OBCI), for a licence to operate an English-language FM commercial radio programming undertaking in Ottawa.
  The new station would operate on frequency 96.5 MHz (channel 243A) with an effective radiated power of 700 watts (non-directional antenna/antenna height of 117.5 metres).
  The applicant is proposing to operate a «Triple S» music format featuring a blend of Smooth Jazz, Soft AC and Standards.
  The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.
  Applicant's address:

863 Princess Street
Suite 301
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 5N4
Fax: (613) 549-5302
E-Mail: jpwright@krock1057.ca
  Examination of application:

KPMG
160 Elgin Street
Suite 200
Ottawa, Ontario
 

[Interventions/comments form]

11.

Ottawa, Ontario
Application No. 2004-0393-1
  Application by CKMW Radio Ltd., on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (OBCI), for a licence to operate an English-language FM commercial radio programming undertaking in Ottawa.
  The new station would operate on frequency 88.5 MHz (channel 203B) with an average effective radiated power of 2,961 watts (maximum effective radiated power of 11,800 watts/antenna height of 262.1 metres).
  The applicant is proposing a music format that will feature a broad set of musical styles including crooners, standards, ballads, love songs and contemporary hits drawn from both current and past musical eras.
  The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.
  Applicant's address:

5302 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M9B 1B2
Fax: (416) 233-8617
E-Mail: carmela@z1035.com
  Examination of application:

158 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario
 

[Interventions/comments form]

12.

Ottawa, Ontario
Application No. 2004-0379-
1
  Application by Jean-Jacques Brunelle, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (OBCI),for a licence to operate a French-language FM Type B communityradio programming undertaking in Ottawa.
  The new station would operate on frequency 88.5 MHz (channel 203B) with an average effective radiated power of 2,424 watts (maximum effective radiated power of 5,850 watts/antenna height of 220.1 metres).
  The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.
  Applicant's address:

279-A Columbus Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1K 1P3
Fax: (613) 830-8076
E-Mail: patrick@mifo.net
  Examination of application:

325 Dalhousie Street
Suite 200
Ottawa, Ontario
 

[Interventions/comments form]

13.

Gatineau, Quebec
Application No. 2004-0375-9
  Application by 591991 B.C. Ltd.,a wholly owned subsidiary of Corus Entertainment Inc., for a licence to operate a French-language FM commercial radio programming undertaking in Gatineau.
  The new station would operate on frequency 88.5 MHz (channel 203B) with an average effective radiated power of 2,300 watts (maximum effective radiated power of 12,000 watts/antenna height of 254.6 metres).
  The applicant is proposing a smooth jazz music format.
  The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.
  Applicant's address:

211 Gordon Avenue
Verdun, Quebec
H4G 2R2
Fax: (514) 769-5886
E-Mail: : gilles.senecal@corusent.com
  Examination of application:

Johnson & Buchan LLP
Barristers & Solicitors
1700 - 275 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario
 

[Interventions/comments form]

14.

Ottawa, Ontario
Application No. 2004-0381-6
  Application by Radio 1540 Limited, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (OBCI), for a licence to operate an English-language FM commercial Specialty radio programming undertaking in Ottawa.
  The new station would operate on frequency 96.5 MHz (channel 243A) with an average effective radiated power of 2,600 watts (maximum effective radiated power of 6,000 watts/antenna height of 113.5 metres).
  The applicant is proposing a Smooth Jazz music service with at least 70% of the weekly total music drawn from music subcategory 34 (Jazz and Blues). The applicant is also proposing to broadcast 36 hours per week of culturally diverse spoken word programming.
  The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.
  Applicant's address:

622 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6G 1B6
Fax: (416) 531-4517
E-Mail: lenny@chinradio.com
  Examination of application:

30 Murray Street
Suite 100
Ottawa, Ontario
 

[Interventions/comments form]

15.

Ottawa, Ontario
Application No. 2004-0372-5
  Application by Newcap Inc. for a licence to operate an English-language FM commercialradio programming undertaking in Ottawa.
  The new station would operate on frequency 88.5 MHz (channel 203C1) with an average effective radiated power of 5,200 watts (maximum effective radiated power of 30,000 watts/antenna height of 254.6 metres).
  The applicant is proposing an alternative rock format.
  The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.
  Applicant's address:

745 Windmill Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 1C2
Fax: (902) 468-5661
E-Mail: ncc@ncc.ca
  Examination of application:

1504 Merivale Road
Ottawa, Ontario
 

[Interventions/comments form]

16.

Ottawa, Ontario
Application No. 2004-0392-3
  Application by CKMW Radio Ltd., on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (OBCI), for a licence to operate an English-language FM commercial radio programming undertaking in Ottawa.
  The new station would operate on frequency 98.5 MHz (channel 253A) with an effective radiated power of 700 watts (non-directional antenna/antenna height of 98.2 metres).
  The applicant is proposing a Youth Contemporary music format that will draw predominantly from the alternative and modern rock music genres.
  The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.
  Applicant's address:

5302 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M9B 1B2
Fax: (416) 233-8617
E-Mail: carmela@z1035.com
  Examination of application:

158 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario
 

[Interventions/comments form]

17.

Gatineau, Quebec
Application No. 2004-0395-7
  Application by Genex Communications inc. for a licence to operate a French-language FM commercial radio programming undertaking in Gatineau.
  The new station would operate on frequency 96.5 MHz (channel 243A) with an effective radiated power of 2,400 watts (non-directional antenna/antenna height of 57.3 metres).
  The applicant proposes an alternative rock music format with a focus on sports information programming.
  The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.
  Applicant's address:

1134 Saint-Louis Road
Suite 300
Sillery (Quebec)
G1S 1E5
Fax: (418) 687-9789
E-Mail: patrice.demers@genexcommunications.com
  Examination of application:

CRTC
Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1, promenade du Portage
Gatineau, Quebec
 

[Interventions/comments form]

18.

Gatineau, Quebec
Application No. 2004-0378-3
  Application by Radio Nord Communications inc. for a licence to operate a French-language FM commercial radio programming undertaking in Gatineau (Hull) with a transmitter in Gatineau (Buckingham).
  The new station would operate on frequency 98.5 MHz (channel 253A) with effective radiated power of 1,800 watts (non-directional/antenna height of 79.3 metres).
  The transmitter would operate on frequency 107.5 MHz (channel 298A1) with effective radiated power of 250 watts (non-directional/antenna height of 43 metres).
  The applicant is proposing an urban pop rock music format.
  The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.
  Applicant's address:

1 Place Ville-Marie Place
Suite 1523
Montréal, Quebec
H3B 2B5
Fax: (514) 866-8056
  Examination of application:

125 Jean Proulx Street
Gatineau, Quebec
 

[Interventions/comments form]

19.

Ottawa, Ontario
Application No. 2004-0380-9
  Application by Levinson and Associates, on behalf of a company to be incorporated (OBCI), for a licence to operate an English-language FM tourist radio programming undertaking in Ottawa.
  The new station would operate on frequency 98.5 MHz (channel 253LP) with an effective radiated power of 8.6 watts (non-directional antenna/antenna height of 141.3 metres).
  The applicant proposes to operate a tourist information service.
  The Commission invites the public to regularly examine the public examination file of the above-noted application, in order to become aware of any additional information that may be filed in response to clarification questions from the Commission.
  Applicant's address:

C/O CLV Group
1339 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Y 3B8
Fax: (416) 784-3970
E-Mail: cmanuelcanales@aol.com
  Examination of application:

At the applicant's address
 

[Interventions/comments form]

20.

Across Canada
Application No. 2004-0401-2
  Application by Ravinder Singh Pannu, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (OBCI), for a licence to operate a Category 2 national ethnic specialty programming undertaking to be known as IN-MUSIC-TV.
  The applicant states that the programming would consist of a music programming service devoted to the Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu-speaking community.
  The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories: 8(a), 8(b), 8(c), 9, 11 and 13 as set out in Schedule I of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990.
  The applicant proposes to broadcast not less than 35% of its programming in Punjabi, not more than 30% in Hindi and not more than 15% in Urdu during the broadcast week.
  There will not be any English music broadcast at any time. Programming in English will be restricted to spoken word.
  The applicant proposes to close caption 90% of the English programming.
  Applicant's address:

130 Westmore Drive
Suite 2
Toronto, Ontario
M9V 5E2
Fax: (416) 741-3557
E-Mail: rpannu@rogers.com 
  Examination of application:

At the applicant's address
 

[Interventions/comments form]

21.

Across Canada
Application No. 2004-0387-4
  Application by Ravinder Singh Pannu, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (OBCI), for a licence to operate a Category 2 national ethnicspecialty programming undertaking to be known as IN-DRAMA-TV.
  The applicant states that the programming would consist of a drama programming service devoted to the Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu-speaking community.
  The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories: 5(a), 5(b), 7(a), 7(b), 7(g), 11 and 13 as set out in Schedule I of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990.
  The applicant proposes to broadcast not more than 20% of its programming in Punjabi, not less than 40% in Hindi and not more than 20% in Urdu during the broadcast week.
  The applicant proposes to close caption 90% of the English programming.
  Applicant's address:

130 Westmore Drive
Suite 2
Toronto, Ontario
M9V 5E2
Fax: (416) 741-3557
E-Mail: rpannu@rogers.com 
  Examination of application:

At the applicant's address
 

[Interventions/comments form]

22.

Across Canada
Application No. 2004-0389-0
  Application by Ravinder Singh Pannu, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (OBCI), for a licence to operate a Category 2 national ethnicspecialty programming undertaking to be known as IN-CLASSIC-TV.
  The applicant states that the programming would consist of old classic feature films and mini series programming service devoted to the Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu-speaking community.
  The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories: 7(c), 7(d), 9, 11 and 13 as set out in Schedule I of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990.
  The applicant proposes to broadcast not more than 20% of its programming in Punjabi, not less than 45% in Hindi and not more than 15% in Urdu during the broadcast week.
  The applicant proposes to close caption 90% of the English programming.
  Applicant's address:

130 Westmore Drive
Suite 2
Toronto, Ontario
M9V 5E2
Fax: (416) 741-3557
E-Mail: rpannu@rogers.com 
  Examination of application:

At the applicant's address
 

[Interventions/comments form]

23.

Across Canada
Application No. 2004-0388-2
  Application by Ravinder Singh Pannu, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (OBCI) for a licence to operate a Category 2 national ethnicspecialty programming undertaking to be known as IN-DEVOTE -TV.
  The applicant states that the programming would consist of a religious programming service devoted to the Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu-speaking community.
  The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories: 4, 11 and 13 as set out in Schedule I of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990.
  The applicant proposes to broadcast not less than 50% of its programming in Punjabi, not more than 30% in Hindi and not more than 15% in Urdu during the broadcast week.
  The applicant proposes to close caption 90% of the English programming.
  Applicant's address:

130 Westmore Drive
Suite 2
Toronto, Ontario
M9V 5E2
Fax: (416) 741-3557
E-Mail: rpannu@rogers.com 
  Examination of application:

At the applicant's address
 

[Interventions/comments form]

24.

Across Canada
Application No. 2004-0384-0
  Application by Ravinder Singh Pannu, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (OBCI) for a licence to operate a Category 2 national ethnicspecialty programming undertaking to be known as IN-NEWS -TV.
  The applicant states that the programming would consist of a news programming service covering news of India and Pakistan devoted to the Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu-speaking community.
  The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories: 1 and 13 as set out in Schedule I of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990.
  The applicant proposes to broadcast not less than 36% of its programming Urdu, not more than 35% in Hindi and not more than 20% in Punjabi during the broadcast week.
  The applicant proposes to close caption 90% of the English programming.
  Applicant's address:

130 Westmore Drive
Suite 2
Toronto, Ontario
M9V 5E2
Fax: (416) 741-3557
E-Mail: rpannu@rogers.com
  Examination of application:

At the applicant'as address
 

[Interventions/comments form]

25.

Across Canada
Application No. 2004-0386-6
  Application by Ravinder Singh Pannu, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (OBCI) for a licence to operate a Category 2national ethnicspecialty programming undertaking to be known as PK-URDU-TV.
  The applicant states that the programming would be devoted to the Urdu-speaking community.
  The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories: 1, 2(b), 4, 5(a), 5(b), 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 7(g), 8(a), 8(c), 9, 10, 11, and 13 as set out in Schedule I of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990.
  The applicant proposes to broadcast not less than 90% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week in Urdu.
  The applicant proposes to close caption 90% of the English programming.
  Applicant's address:

130 Westmore Drive
Suite 2
Toronto, Ontario
M9V 5E2
Fax: (416) 741-3557
E-Mail: rpannu@rogers.com
  Examination of application:

At the applicant's address
 

[Interventions/comments form]

26.

Across Canada
Application No. 2004-0488-0
  Application by 6166954 Canada Inc. (a corporation controlled by William R. Craig), for a licence to operate a Category 2national English-language specialty programming undertaking to be known as 617.
  The applicant proposes to offer programming devoted to adult entertainment for the gay genre audience.
  The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories: 1, 2(a), 2(b), 3, 5(b), 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 7(e), 7(g), 9, 11, 12, 13 and 14 as set out in Schedule I of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990.
  Applicant's address:

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Suite 4400
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 3Y4
Fax: (416) 361-2468
E-Mail: wmcraig@rogers.com
  Examination of application:

At the applicant's address
 

[Interventions/comments form]

27.

Across Canada
Application No. 2004-0402-0
  Application by Global Television Network Inc., on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (OBCI), for a licence to operate a Category 2national English-language specialty programming undertaking to be known as LONESTAR II.
  The applicant states that programming will consist of programs with a country or western theme.
  The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories: 2(b), 5(b), 6(a), 6(b), 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 7(e), 7(g), 8(a), 8(b), 8(c), 9, 11, 12, 13 and 14, as set out in Schedule I of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990.
  In order to prevent direct competition with existing services, the applicant would be prepared to accept the following conditions of licence:
  - no more than 15% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast year would be drawn from category 6,
  - no more than 25% of all programming broadcast during each broadcast week would be drawn from category 7(d), and
  - no more than 10% of all programming broadcast during each broadcast week would be drawn from category 8.
  Applicant's address:

81 Barber Greene Road
Toronto, Ontario
M3C 2A2
Fax: (416) 386-2779
E-Mail: cbell@globaltv.ca
  Examination of application:

At the applicant's address, and
201 Portage Avenue
31st floor
TD Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba
 

[Interventions/comments form]

28.

Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
Application No. 2004-0695-1
  Application by Cogeco Diffusion Inc. order to obtain the authority to acquire the assets of following radio programming undertakings from Cogeco Radio-Télévision inc.:
  - CFGE-FM Sherbrooke and its transmitter CFGE-FM-1 approved in Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-197, as modified in Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-209 and CRTC 2004-141.
  - CJEB-FM Trois-Rivières approved in Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-201, as modified in Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-139.
  The applicant is also requesting licences to operate these undertakings under the same terms and conditions as those specified in the decisions listed above.
  These undertakings are not yet in operation and the Commission has not issued the licences for these undertakings because the requirements from the aeronautical NAV/COM services for the issuance of these licences have not yet been met. The applicant would need to meet the requirements set out in the above-noted decisions before licences could be issued for these undertakings.
  The Commission notes that this transaction is part of a corporate reorganization that does not change the control of the licensee.
  Applicant's address:

5 Ville-Marie Place
Suite 915
Montréal, Quebec
H3B 2G2
Fax: (514) 874-2600
E-Mail: christian.jolivet@cogeco.com
  Examination of application:

3720 Industriel Boulevard
Sherbrooke, Quebec

4141 St-Jean Boulevard
Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
 

[Interventions/comments form]

29.

Byng, Caledonia, Cayuga, Dunnville, Hagersville, Jarvis, Mount Hope, Townsend and parts of Hamilton, Ontario
Application No. 2004-0246-2
  Application by Mountain Cablevision Limited for a licence to operate a regional English-language video-on-demand programming undertaking.
  The applicant proposes to offer a general interest video-on-demand service, largely composed of feature films.
  Licensee's address:

141 Hester Street
Hamilton, Ontario
L9A 2N9
Fax: (905) 389-7031
E-Mail: vod-adm@mountaincable.on.ca
  Examination of application:

At the applicant's address
 

[Interventions/comments form]

30.

Thunder Bay, Ontario
Application No. 2004-0730-6
  Application by Newcap Inc. (Newcap) in order to obtain the authority to acquire the assets of the radio programming undertaking CJUK-FM Thunder Bay.
  The value of the transaction is $2,300,000.00 and Newcap has proposed $138,000.00 as tangible benefits.
  The applicant is also requesting a licence to continue the operation of the undertaking, upon surrender of the current licence issued to Big Pond Communications 2000 Inc.
  Applicant's address:

745 Windmill Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 1C2
Fax: (902) 468-5661
E-Mail: mmaheu@ncc.ca
  Examination of application:

995 Memorial Avenue
Thunder Bay, Ontario
 

[Interventions/comments form]

31.

Kindersley, Saskatchewan
Application No. 2004-0390-8
  Application by Golden West Broadcasting Ltd. for a licence to operate an English-language FM commercial radio programming undertaking in Kindersley.
  The new station would operate on frequency 104.9 MHz (channel 285LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna/antenna height of 27 metres).
  The applicant proposes to broadcast a Contemporary Country format.
  Applicant's address:

Box 950
Altona, Manitoba
R0G 0B0
Fax: (204) 324-9006
E-Mail: ehildebrand@goldenwestradio.com
  Examination of application:

CFYM Studios
404-12th Avenue East
Kindersley, Saskatchewan
 

[Interventions/comments form]

32.

Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Red deer, Taber, Grande Prairie, Rocky Mountain House and Drayton Valley, Alberta; Kamloops, Vancouver, Kelowna, Prince George, Cranbrook and Fernie, Bristish Columbia
Application No. 2004-0813-9
  Application by Jim Pattison Industries Ltd. (the limited partner) and Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Ltd. (the general partner) in a limited partnership which will carry on business as Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Limited Partnership, owned by James A. Pattison, in order to obtain the authority to acquire, as part as a corporate reorganisation, the assets of all of the radio and the television undertakings and their respective transmitters located in Alberta and British Columbia, as well as the television network in Prince George, British Columbia, currently licensed to corporate entities also owned by James A. Pattison.
  The applicant is also requesting licences to continue the operation of the undertakings, upon surrender of the current licences issued to Jim Pattison Industries Ltd., CKPG Television Limited, Medicine Hat Broadcasting Ltd., Radio Station CKPG Limited and Columbia Kootenay Broadcasting Co. Ltd.
  Applicant's address:

1055 West Hastings Street
Suite 1600
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6E 2H2
Fax: (604) 688-6776
E-Mail: desmarais@jp-group.com
  Examination of application:

At the applicant's address, and

460 Pemberton Terrace
Kamloops, British Columbia
 

[Interventions/comments form]

33.

Warmley, Saskatchewan
Application No. 2004-0560-7
  Application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to amend the licence of radio programming undertaking CBK-FM Regina, Saskatchewan.
  The licensee proposes to add an FM transmitter at Warmley to broadcast the programming of CBK-FM in order to serve Warmley, including the communities of Weyburn and Estevan, with CBC's Radio Two service.
  The transmitter would operate on frequency 101.5 MHz (channel 268C) with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts (non-directional antenna/antenna height of 301.3 metres).
  The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.
  Licensee's address:

181 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1K9
Fax: (613) 288-6257
E-Mail: lanny_morry@cbc.ca 
  Examination of application:

Weyburn Stn Main Retail Outlet
101 Souris Avenue
Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Estevan Stn Main Retail Outlet
1236 5th Street
Estevan, Saskatchewan
 

[Interventions/comments form]

34.

Kelowna, British Columbia
Application No. 2004-0557-3
  Application by Newlife Communications Inc. for a licence to operate an English-language FM low-power commercial (specialty) radio programming undertaking in Kelowna.
  The new station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna/antenna height of 15 metres).
  The applicant is proposing a Christian music service (Specialty format) with at least 94% of the weekly total music drawn from music Subcategory 35 (non-classical religious). The applicant is also proposing to broadcast 21 hours per week of religious spoken word programming.
  The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.
  Applicant's address:

1095 Graf Road
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1P 1B8
Fax: (780) 486-2237
E-Mail: newlifefm@shaw.ca
  Examination of application:

Rutland Gospel Tabernacle
410 Leathead
Kelowna, British Columbia
 

[Interventions/comments form]

35.

Lloydminster, Alberta
Application No. 2004-0518-5
  Application by Newcap Inc. (Newcap) in order to obtain authority to acquire, from Sask-Alta Broadcasters Limited (Sask-Alta), the assets of the following radio programming undertakings:
- CILR-FM Lloyminster; and
- CKSA-FM Lloyminster and its transmitter.
  The applicant is also seeking authority to acquire, from Mid West Television Ltd. (Mid West), an associate corporation of Sask-Alta, the assets the assets of the following television undertakings:
- CITL-TV Lloydminster and its transmitters; and
- CKSA-TV Lloydminster and its transmitters.
  The applicant is also requesting licences to continue the operation of these undertakings, upon surrender of the current licences issued to Sask-Alta and Mid West.
  The value of the transaction is $12,550,000.00 and Newcap has proposed $1,005,160.00 as tangible benefits.
  Applicant's address:

745 Windmill Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 1C2
Fax: (902) 468-5661
E-Mail:mmaheu@ncc.ca
  Examination of application:

995 Memorial Avenue
Thunder Bay, Ontario
 

[Interventions/comments form]

36.

Salmon Arm, British Columbia
Application No. 2004-0266-0
  Application by Standard Radio Inc. to convert radio station CKXR Salmon Arm from the AM band to the FM band.
  The new station would operate on frequency 99.7 MHz (channel 259B) with an average effective radiated power of 400 watts (maximum effective radiated power of 640 watts/antenna height of 741 metres).
  The applicant is requesting that its transmitter CKXR-FM-1 Sorrento be added to this license.
  The applicant is requesting permission to simulcast the programming of the new FM station on CKXR for a period of three months from the date of implementation of the new station.
  The licensee is also requesting, pursuant to sections 9(1)(e) and 24(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the revocation of the licence of CKXR effective at the end of the simulcast period.
  The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.
  This application requires the issuance of a new licence.
  Applicant's address:

2 St. Clair Avenue West
11th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M4V 1L6
Fax: (416) 323-6828
E-Mail: gary.slaight@standardradio.com
  Examination of application:

360 Ross Street
Salmon Arm, British Columbia
 

[Interventions/comments form]

37.

Sechelt, British Columbia
Application No. 2004-0486-4
  Application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend the licence of  television programming undertaking CBUT Vancouver, British Columbia.
  The CBC proposes to amend the licence by changing the channel from 19LP to 18LP of its transmitter CBUT-35 Sechelt.
  The CBC stated that the proposed channel change would result in a better quality signal to listeners located in Sechelt part of its licensed area who are currently experiencing poor reception of CBUT Vancouver.
  The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.
  Licensee's address:

181 Queen Street
P.O. Box 3220, Station C
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1K9
Fax: (613) 288-6257
E-Mail:lanny_morry@cbc.ca
  Examination of application:

Post Office
Dolphin & Inlet
Sechelt, British Columbia
 

[Interventions/comments form]

38.

Vancouver, British Columbia and Brandon, Manitoba
Application Nos. 2004-0776-9; 2004-0625-8; 2004-0780-1, 2004-0781-8
  Applications by Craig Media Inc., on behalf of a wholly owned subsidiary to be incorporated of Craig Wireless B.C. Inc. (CWBC-Sub) and on behalf of a wholly owned subsidiary to be incorporated of Craig Wireless International Inc. (CWII-Sub) (collectively, the applicant), in order to obtain authority to acquire, as part of a corporate reorganisation, the assets of two radiocommunication distribution undertakings serving the above noted localities.
  The applicant is also requesting licences to operate the two radiocommunication distribution undertakings under the same terms and conditions as those specified in Decision CRTC 2000-220 , 6 July 2000 and in Decision CRTC 95-910, 20 December 1995.
  The transaction is to be effected through a multi-steps corporate reorganization resulting in a transfer of the two radiocommunication distribution undertakings known as MDS BC from Craig Wireless B.C. Inc. (CWBC) to CWBC-Sub and MDS MB from Craig Wireless International Inc. (CWII) to CWII-Sub. Ultimate control of the undertakings would remain unchanged as the wireless companies would be owned and controlled by the Craig Family.
  As part of the corporate reorganisation, the applicant intends to amalgamate several other companies with CWII, Craig Wireless Systems Inc. (CWSI), and CWBC and continue as Manalta Amalco. Two new holding corporations, one being a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manalta Amalco (New Holdco) and the other, being a wholly owned subsidiary of New Holdco (New Canco), would than be created.
  As a final step, Manalta Amalco seeks the authority to transfer the effective control of CWBC-Sub and CWII-Sub to New Canco.
  Applicant's address:

7th Avenue South West
Suite 535
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 0Y4
Fax: (403) 508-5567
E-Mail: jennifer.strain@craigmedia.com
  Examination of applications:

177 Lombard Avenue
6th floor
Winnipeg, Manitoba

555 West Hastings Street
Suite 2730
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

[Interventions/comments form]
 

 

Public Participation

 

Deadline for interventions/comments

 

27 September 2004

  The intervention must be received by the CRTC and by the applicant on or before the above-mentioned date. The Commission cannot be held responsible for postal delays.
  The intervention must include one of the following statements in either the first or the last paragraph:
  1 - I want to appear at the public hearing.
2 - I do not want to appear at the public hearing.
3 - I will appear at the public hearing if requested by the Commission.
  Your intervention will be considered by the Commission, and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to you, provided the procedure set out below has been followed. You will be contacted only if your submission raises procedural questions.
  Submit your written intervention to the Secretary General of the Commission in only one of the following formats:
 

by using the link to the
interventions/Comments form
located below the description of each application within this notice of public hearing

 

or

 

by electronic mail to
procedure@crtc.gc.ca

 

or

 

by mail at
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2

 

or

 

by fax to the
Secretary General - (819) 994-0218

  A true copy must be sent to the applicant and proof that this has been done must accompany the intervention sent to the Commission.
  Where the intervention is filed by electronic means, the line ***End of document*** should be entered following the last paragraph of the document, as an indication that the document has not been damaged during electronic transmission.
  Each paragraph of the document should be numbered.
  Your intervention should clearly identify the application and indicate whether you support or oppose the application, or if you propose changes to it, include the facts and grounds for your proposal.
  In the event that the application is brought to the oral phase of the hearing, and if you wish to appear, you must provide reasons why your written comments are not sufficient and why an appearance is necessary.
  Persons requiring communications support such as assistance listening devices and sign language interpretation are requested to inform the commission at least twenty (20) days before the commencement of the public hearing so that the necessary arrangements can be made.
  Important

All information submitted, including your email address, name and any other personal information as provided, will be posted on the Commission's web site. Documents received in electronic format will be posted on the Commission's web site exactly as you send them, and in the official language and format in which they are received. Documents not received electronically will be available in .pdf format.
  Examination of documents
  An electronic version of applications is available from the Commission's web site by selecting the application number within this notice.
  A list of all interventions/comments will also be available on the Commission's web site. An electronic version of all interventions/comments submitted will be accessible from this list. To access the list, select "Lists of interventions/comments" under "Public Proceedings" from the Commission's web site.
  Documents are also available during normal office hours at the local address provided in this notice and at the Commission offices and documentation centres directly involved with these applications or, upon request, within 2 working days, at any other CRTC offices and documentation centres.
  Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0N2
Tel: (819) 997-2429 - TDD: 994-0423
FAX: (819) 994-0218
 

 

Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road, Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4S5
Tel: (902) 426-7997 - TDD: 426-6997
FAX: (902) 426-2721
  405 de Maisonneuve Boulevard East
2nd Floor, Suite B2300
Montréal, Quebec H2L 4J5
Tel: (514) 283-6607
FAX: (514) 283-3689
  55 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M2
Tel: (416) 952-9096
FAX: (416) 954-6343
  Kensington Building
275 Portage Avenue, Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3
Tel: (204) 983-6306 - TDD: 983-8274
FAX: (204) 983-6317
  Cornwall Professional Building
2125 - 11th Avenue, Room 103
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3X3
Tel: (306) 780-3422
FAX: (306) 780-3319
  10405 Jasper Avenue, Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4
Tel: (780) 495-3224
FAX: (780) 495-3214
  530-580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B6
Tel: (604) 666-2111 - TDD: 666-0778
FAX: (604) 666-8322
  This document is available in alternative format upon request and may also be examined at the following Internet site: http://www.crtc.gc.ca
  Secretary General

Date Modified: 2004-10-21