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ARCHIVED -  Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2009-519

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  Ottawa, 26 August 2009
  Notice of application received
  Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 30 September 2009
  The Commission has received the following application:
 

[Broadcasting interventions/comments form]

  Item Applicant and Locality
 

1.

Astral Media Radio (Toronto) Inc. and 4382072 Canada Inc., partners in a general partnership carrying on business as Astral Media Radio G.P.
Ottawa, Ontario
Application No. 2008-1232-2
1. Ottawa, Ontario
Application No. 2008-1232-2
  Application by Astral Media Radio (Toronto) Inc. and 4382072 Canada Inc., partners in a general partnership carrying on business as Astral Media Radio G.P. (Astral) to amend the broadcasting licence of the English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking CKQB-FM Ottawa.
  The licensee proposes to amend the licence by changing the frequency of its transmitter CKQB-FM-1 Pembroke, Ontario from 99.7 MHz (channel 259B) to 99.9 MHz (channel 260B) and by decreasing the effective radiated power from 45,200 watts to 7,500 watts.
  The licensee stated that it would avoid co-channel spacing issues between Astral’s new English-language commercial FM radio station, approved to broadcast on the 99.7 MHz frequency in Licensing of new radio stations to serve Ottawa and Gatineau, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-222, 26 August 2008,1 and Astral’s CKQB-FM-1 Pembroke transmitter.
  The licensee also indicated that the approval of the proposed amendments would fulfill the commitments made in the context of Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2007-13-2, 23 November 2007, in order to minimize potential signal interference and to address technical limitations associated with the use of proposed FM frequencies for the Ottawa-Gatineau market.
  Licensee’s address:

1717 René-Lévesque Boulevard East
3rd Floor
Montréal, Quebec
H2L 4T9
Fax: 514-529-3263
E-mail: claflamme@corp.astral.com
  Examination of application:

595 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, Ontario

and

1504 Merivale Road
Ottawa, Ontario

 

Public Participation

 

Deadline for Interventions/Comments

 

30 September 2009

  The intervention must be received by the Commission and by the applicant on or before the above-mentioned date. The Commission cannot be held responsible for postal delays and will not notify a party whose intervention is received after the deadline date. The intervention will not be considered by the Commission and will not be part of the public file.
  Interventions will be considered by the Commission and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to intervening parties, provided the procedure set out below has been followed. Parties will be contacted only if their submissions raise procedural questions.
  Written interventions should be submitted to the Secretary General of the Commission in only one of the following formats:
 

by using the
[Broadcasting interventions/comments form]

 

by mail to
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2

 

or

 

by fax at
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.
  The Commission advises those who file and serve by electronic mode to exercise caution when using e-mail for service of documents or notification, as it may be difficult to establish that service has occurred.
  Parties must ensure, before initiating service through electronic mode, that they will be able to satisfy the Commission, upon request, that service of the notification was completed.
  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.
  Interventions should clearly identify the application referred to and indicate whether parties support or oppose the application, or, if they propose changes to it, include the facts and grounds for their proposal.
  Important notice
  Note that all information that parties provide as part of this public process, except information granted confidentiality, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, e-mail or through the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the Commission’s website. This information includes personal information, such as full names, e-mail addresses, postal/street addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers, and any other personal information parties provide.
  The personal information that parties provide will be used and may be disclosed for the purpose for which the information was obtained or compiled by the Commission, or for a use consistent with that purpose.
  Documents received electronically or otherwise will be put on the Commission’s website in their entirety exactly as received, including any personal information contained therein, in the official language and format in which they are received. Documents not received electronically will be available in PDF format.
  Please note that the information that parties provide to the Commission as part of this public process is entered into an unsearchable database dedicated to this specific public process. This database is accessible only from the web page of this particular public process. As a result, a general search of our website with the help of either our own search engine or a third-party search engine will not provide access to the information that was provided as part of this public process.
  Examination of documents
  The Commission encourages interested parties to monitor the public examination file and the Commission’s website for additional information that they may find useful when preparing their comments.
  An electronic version of the applications is available from the Commission’s website by selecting the application number within this notice.
  A list of all interventions/comments will also be available on the Commission’s website. 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 website.
  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 Commission offices and documentation centres.
  Location of Commission offices
  Toll-free telephone: 1-877-249-2782
Toll-free TDD: 1-877-909-2782
  Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
Gatineau, Quebec
J8X 4B1
Tel.: 819-997-2429
Fax: 819-994-0218
  Regional offices
  Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road
Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3A 4S5
Tel.: 902-426-7997
Fax: 902-426-2721
  205 Viger Avenue West
Suite 504
Montréal, Quebec
H2Z 1G2
Tel.: 514-283-6607
  55 St. Clair Avenue East
Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario
M4T 1M2
Tel.: 416-952-9096
  Kensington Building
275 Portage Avenue
Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 2B3
Tel.: 204-983-6306
TDD: 204-983-8274
Fax: 204-983-6317
  2220 – 12th Avenue, Room 620
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 0M8
Tel.: 306-780-3422
  10405 Jasper Avenue
Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 3N4
Tel.: 780-495-3224
  530-580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 3B6
Tel.: 604-666-2111
TDD: 604-666-0778
Fax: 604-666-8322
  Secretary General
  This document is available in alternative format upon request and may also be examined in PDF format or in HTML at the following Internet site: http://www.crtc.gc.ca.
Footnote:

1 Confirmed in Reconsideration of Broadcasting Decision 2008-222 pursuant to Orders in Council P.C. 2008-1769 and P.C. 2008‑1770, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-481, 11 August 2009.