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Ottawa, 11 January 2010

Notice of applications received

Various locations
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 16 February 2010

The Commission has received the following applications:

[Broadcasting interventions/comments form]

Applicant and Locality

  1. Thunder Bay Electronics Limited
    Thunder Bay, Ontario
    Application No. 2009-1650-5
  2. Wightman Telecom Ltd.
    Clifford, Teeswater, Mildmay, Neustadt, Gorrie and Ayton, Ontario
    Application No. 2009-1615-8
  3. CTV Limited
    Victoria, British Columbia and Barrie, London, Ottawa, Pembroke and Windsor, Ontario
    Application Nos. 2009-1656-2, 2009-1710-7, 2009-1707-3, 2009-1709-9, 2009-1708-1 and 2009-1706-5
  4. CTV Television Inc.
    Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia; Moncton and Saint John, New Brunswick; Montréal, Quebec; Kitchener, North Bay, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins and Toronto, Ontario; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon and Yorkton, Saskatchewan; Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge, Alberta; and Vancouver, British Columbia
    Application Nos. 2009-1687-7, 2009-1689-3, 2009-1691-8, 2009-1693-4, 2009-1694-2, 2009-1699-2, 2009-1684-3, 2009-1697-6, 2009-1685-1, 2009-1700-0, 2009-1701-5, 2009-1698-4, 2009-1654-6, 2009-1686-9, 2009-1692-6, 2009-1690-1, 2009-1688-5, 2009-1702-3, 2009-1703-1, 2009-1657-0, 2009-1705-7, 2009-1704-9, 2009-1659-6 and 2009-1658-8

1. Thunder Bay, Ontario
Application No. 2009-1650-5

Application by Thunder Bay Electronics Limited to amend the broadcasting licence for the television programming undertaking CHFD-TV Thunder Bay, Ontario.

The licensee proposes to delete the condition of licence relating to its affiliation with CTV Television Inc. which reads as follows:

The licensee shall operate this undertaking as an affiliate of the television network operated by CTV Television Inc.

The applicant states that it has been unable to negotiate a new program supply agreement with CTV Television Inc.

The applicant noted that CHFD-TV would operate as an independent local station and intends to source its non-local programming from Canwest Global.

The applicant states that, if the proposed disaffiliation is approved, it will maintain the minimum level of local programming and pertinent conditions of licence as stated in CHFT-TV Thunder Bay – Licence renewal, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-386, 30 August 2004.

Licensee's address:

87 Hill Street North
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7A 5V6
Fax: 807-344-1018
E-mail: dcaron@dougallmedia.com

Examination of application:

At the licensee's address

2. Clifford, Teeswater, Mildmay, Neustadt, Gorrie and Ayton, Ontario
Application No. 2009-1615-8

Application by Wightman Telecom Ltd. to amend the broadcasting licence for the video-on-demand programming undertaking approved in Video-on-demand service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-176, 14 August 2008.

The applicant proposes to expand the area it is currently authorized to serve so as to include all of the province of Ontario.

Licensee's address:

P.O. Box 70
100 Elora Street North
Clifford, Ontario
N0G 1M0
Fax: 519-327-8010
E-mail: tsullivan@wightman.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee's address

3. Victoria, British Columbia, and Barrie, London, Ottawa, Pembroke and Windsor, Ontario
Application No. (call sign and locality):
2009-1656-2 (CIVI-TV Victoria)
2009-1710-7 (CKVR-TV Barrie)
2009-1707-3 (CFPL-TV London)
2009-1709-9 (CHRO-TV-43 Ottawa)
2009-1708-1 (CHRO-TV Pembroke)
2009-1706-5 (CHWI-TV Windsor)

Applications by CTV Limited to amend the broadcasting licences for the above-noted television programming undertakings in order to increase their flexibility in fulfilling their described video programming commitments.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission invited conventional broadcasters to apply to amend their licences in order to provide these broadcasters with a measure of flexibility and to take into account requests from persons with disabilities for a wider choice of described programming. The Commission considered it appropriate to add two more program categories to those that licensees of conventional television stations may use to fulfil their commitments for described video: 9 Variety and 11 General entertainment and human interest.

Accordingly, CTV Limited requests the addition of program categories 9 and 11 to the list of categories from which it may draw programming in order to meet its described video requirements.

Licensee's address:

299 Queen Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 2Z5
Fax: 416-384-4580
E-mail: david.spodek@ctv.ca

Examination of applications:

At the licensee's address

and

CIVI-TV Victoria
1420 Broad Street
Victoria, British Columbia

CKVR-TV Barrie
33 Beacon Road
Barrie, Ontario

CFPL-TV London
1 Communications Road
London, Ontario

CHRO-TV Pembroke and CHRO-TV-43 Ottawa
87 George Street
Ottawa, Ontario

CHWI-TV Windsor
200 300 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario

4. Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia; Moncton and Saint John, New Brunswick; Montréal, Quebec; Kitchener, North Bay, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins and Toronto, Ontario; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon and Yorkton, Saskatchewan; Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge, Alberta; and Vancouver, British Columbia
Application No. (call sign and locality):
2009-1687-7 (CJCH-TV Halifax)
2009-1689-3 (CJCB-TV Sydney)
2009-1691-8 (CKCW-TV Moncton)
2009-1693-4 (CKLT-TV Saint John)
2009-1694-2 (CFCF-TV Montréal)
2009-1699-2 (CKCO-TV Kitchener)
2009-1684-3 (CKNY-TV North Bay)
2009-1697-6 (CJOH-TV Ottawa)
2009-1685-1 (CHBX-TV Sault Ste. Marie)
2009-1700-0 (CICI-TV Sudbury)
2009-1701-5 (CITO-TV Timmins)
2009-1698-4 (CFTO-TV Toronto)
2009-1654-6 (CFTO-DT Toronto)
2009-1686-9 (CKY-TV Winnipeg)
2009-1692-6 (CIPA-TV Prince Albert)
2009-1690-1 (CKCK-TV Regina)
2009-1688-5 (CFQC-TV Saskatoon)
2009-1702-3 (CICC-TV Yorkton)
2009-1703-1 (CFCN-TV Calgary)
2009-1657-0 (CFCN-DT Calgary)
2009-1705-7 (CFRN-TV Edmonton)
2009-1704-9 (CFCN-TV-5 Lethbridge)
2009-1659-6 (CIVT-TV Vancouver)
2009-1658-8 (CIVT-DT Vancouver)

Applications by CTV Television Inc. to amend the broadcasting licences for the above-noted television programming undertakings in order to increase their flexibility in fulfilling their described video programming commitments.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission invited conventional broadcasters to apply to amend their licences in order to provide these broadcasters with a measure of flexibility and to take into account requests from persons with disabilities for a wider choice of described programming. The Commission considered it appropriate to add two more program categories to those that licensees of conventional television stations may use to fulfil their commitments for described video 9 Variety and 11 General entertainment and human interest.

Accordingly, CTV Television Inc. requests the addition of program categories 9 and 11 to the list of categories from which it may draw programming in order to meet its described video requirements.

Licensee's address:

9 Channel Nine Court
Scarborough, Ontario
M1S 4B5
Fax: 416-384-4580
E-mail: david.spodek@ctv.ca  

Examination of applications:

At the licensee's address

and

CJCH-TV Halifax
2885 Robie Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia

CJCB-TV Sydney
1283 George Street
Sydney, Nova Scotia

CKCW-TV Moncton
191 Halifax Street
Moncton, New Brunswick

CKLT-TV Saint John
75 Prince William Street
Suite 420
Saint John, New Brunswick

CFCF-TV Montréal
1205 Papineau Avenue
Montréal, Quebec

CKCO-TV Kitchener
864 King Street West
Kitchener, Ontario

CKNY-TV North Bay
245 Oak Street East
North Bay, Ontario

CJOH-TV Ottawa
1500 Merivale Road
Nepean, Ontario

CHBX-TV Sault Ste. Marie
119 East Street
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

CICI-TV Sudbury
699 Frood Road
Sudbury, Ontario

CITO-TV Timmins
681 Pine Street North
Timmins, Ontario

CFTO-TV and CFTO-DT Toronto
9 Channel Nine Court
Scarborough, Ontario

CKY-TV Winnipeg
400-345 Graham Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba

CIPA-TV Prince Albert
22-10th Street West
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

CKCK-TV Regina
Highway #1 East
Regina, Saskatchewan

CFQC-TV Saskatoon
216 First Avenue North
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

CICC-TV Yorkton
95 East Broadway
Yorkton, Saskatchewan

CFCN-TV and CFCN-DT Calgary
80 Patina Rise South West
Calgary, Alberta

CFRN-TV Edmonton
18520 Stony Plain Road
Edmonton, Alberta

CFCN-TV-5 Lethbridge
640-13th Street North
Lethbridge, Alberta

CIVT-TV and CIVT-DT Vancouver
750 Burrard Street
Suite 300
Vancouver, British Columbia

Public participation

Deadline for interventions

16 February 2010

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]

or

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 that, before initiating service through electronic mode, they will be able to satisfy the Commission, upon request, that service of the notification was completed.

Submissions longer than five pages should include a summary.

Each paragraph of the submission should be numbered. In addition, 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.

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

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.

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 the Commission's website with the help of either its 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. 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 interventions.

Examination of documents

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 will also be available on the Commission's website. An electronic version of all interventions 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 two (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

Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
Central Building
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
Suite 620
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 0M8
Tel.: 306-780-3422

10405 Jasper Avenue
Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 3N4
Tel.: 780-495-3224

580 Hornby Street
Suite 530
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.