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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-535

  Ottawa, 20 September 2006
  Geraldton Community Forest Inc.
Greenstone, Ontario
  Application 2006-0114-7
Public Hearing at Edmonton, Alberta
19 June 2006
 

English- and French-language FM radio station in Greenstone

1. The Commission approves the application by Geraldton Community Forest Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English- and French-language FM radio programming undertaking at Greenstone, Ontario.
2. The station will be used to broadcast emergency information and information for area residents relating to danger from such threats as forest fires, train derailments and severe winter storms. The service will be activated four to six times a year for emergency purposes, for training emergency personnel and for instructing the public. The service will be used for two to three hours each time.
3. The station will operate at 94.7 MHz (channel 234A1) with an effective radiated power of 200 watts.
4. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.
5. The licence will expire 31 August 2013 and will be subject to the conditions set outin the licence to be issued, as well as to the following conditions:
 
  • The licensee shall use the station solely to broadcast emergency information and instructions informing residents of dangers from such threats as forest fires, train derailments and severe winter storms.
 
  • The licensee shall broadcast no advertising material.
 
  • The licensee shall broadcast no musical selections.

6.

The Department of Industry (the Department) has advised the Commission that, while this application is conditionally technically acceptable, it will only issue a broadcasting certificate when it has determined that the proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.

7.

The Commission reminds the applicant that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, no licence may be issued until the Department notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met, and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.

8.

Furthermore, the licence for this undertaking will be issued once the applicant has informed the Commission in writing that it is prepared to commence operations. The undertaking 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 20 September 2008. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted at least 60 days before that date.
  Secretary General
  This decision is to be appended to the licence. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined in PDF format or in HTML at the following Internet site: www.crtc.gc.ca 

Date Modified: 2006-09-20