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Additional reference: 2010-62-1 and 2010-62-2

Ottawa, 9 February 2010

Notice of applications received

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

The Commission has received the following applications:

[Broadcasting interventions/comments form]

Applicant and Locality

  1. V Interactions Inc.
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1594-4
  2. CTV Television Inc.
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1653-8
  3. Larche Communications Inc.
    Owen Sound, Ontario
    Application No. 2009-1734-6
  4. Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation
    Owen Sound, Ontario
    Application No. 2010-0016-6
  5. Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation
    Owen Sound, Ontario
    Application No. 2010-0017-4
  6. Learning and Skills Television of Alberta Limited
    Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta
    Application No. 2009-1655-4
  7. UCFV Campus and Community Radio Society
    Abbotsford, British Columbia
    Application No. 2009-1542-3

1. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1594-4

Application by V Interactions Inc. to amend the term "broadcast day" for the purposes of the conditions of licence for the following television programming undertakings: V network, CFAP-TV Québec, CFJP-TV Montréal, CFKM-TV Trois Rivières, CFKS-TV Sherbrooke, CFRS-TV Saguenay and CFJP-DT Montréal.

The broadcast day for each of these undertakings is currently defined as an 18-hour period beginning at 7:00 a.m. each day. The licensee proposes to amend the definition of the term broadcast day to mean an 18 hour period beginning at 6:00 a.m. each day.

The licensee proposes that the amendment be retroactive to 1 September 2008.

The licensee states that the retroactivity will allow it to correct some logging inaccuracies.

The amended definition of the broadcast day will not significantly affect the conditions of licence pertaining to each undertaking's nature of service or any other condition of licence.

Licensee's address:

85 Saint-Paul Street West
Montréal, Quebec
H2Y 3V4
Fax: 514-390-6071
E-Mail: public@vtele.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee's address

2. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1653-8

Application by CTV Television Inc. (CTV) to amend the broadcasting licence for the specialty television programming undertaking known as The Comedy Network in order to provide the licensee with increased flexibility in fulfilling its 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 to described video, namely categories 9 Variety and 11 General entertainment and human interest.

CTV is seeking similar flexibility for The Comedy Network and requests the addition of program categories 9 and 11 to the list of categories from which The Comedy Network 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 application:

At the licensee's address

3. Owen Sound, Ontario
Application No. 2009-1734-6

Application by Larche Communications Inc. (Larche) relating to the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking CJOS-FM Owen Sound.

The licensee proposes to change the location of the transmission site, to change the authorized contours by decreasing the effective radiated power from 20,000 watts to 9,400 watts (non-directional antenna whose effective height of the antenna above average terrain would increase from 212 metres to 214 metres).

Larche indicated that Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation (Bayshore), licensee of CKYC-FM and CIXK-FM Owen Sound, plans to consolidate the transmitting facilities of those two stations at a new site. Larche proposes to re-locate CJOS-FM's transmitter to the same site as the one used by Bayshore's Owen Sound stations. According to Larche, the proposed changes will provide more efficient coverage and result in short and long term cost savings.

The Commission notes that this application is contingent upon approval of Bayshore's applications 2010-0017-4 and 2010-0016-6.

Licensee's address:

355 Cranston Crescent
Midland, Ontario
L4R 4L3
Fax: 705-526-3060
E-Mail:
plarche@kicx-fm.com

Examination of application:

Owen Sound Public Library
824 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario

4. Owen Sound, Ontario
Application No. 2010-0016-6

Application by Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation (Bayshore) relating to the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking CIXK-FM Owen Sound.

The licensee proposes to change the location of the transmission site, to change the authorized contours by decreasing the effective radiated power from 100,000 watts to 63,000 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of the antenna above average terrain 189.6 metres).

The licensee is requesting authority to amalgamate the transmitter sites of CIXK-FM and CKYC-FM (see application 2010-0017-4) into one transmission site in Owen Sound.

The licensee states that the change in transmitter site will reduce costs in site rentals and operating expenses.

Further, the licensee states that the transmitter lease for CIXK-FM expires in September 2010.

The licensee indicated that this application is not severable from application 2010-0017-4.

Licensee's address:

270 9th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario
N4K 5P5
Fax: 519-371-4242
E-Mail: rkentner@bayshorebroadcasting.ca

Examination of application:

At the Licensee's address

5. Owen Sound, Ontario
Application No. 2010-0017-4

Application by Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation (Bayshore) relating to the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking CKYC-FM Owen Sound.

The licensee proposes to change the location of the transmission site, to change the authorized contours by decreasing the effective radiated power from 31,600 watts to 24,000 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of the antenna above average terrain 214 metres).

The licensee is requesting authority to amalgamate the transmitter sites of CIXK-FM and CKYC-FM (see application 2010-0016-6) into one transmission site in Owen Sound.

The licensee states that the change in transmitter site will reduce costs in site rentals and operating expenses.

The licensee indicated that this application is not severable from application 2010-0016-6.

Licensee's address:

270 9th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario
N4K 5P5
Fax: 519-371-4242
E-Mail: rkentner@bayshorebroadcasting.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee's address

6. Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta
Application No. 2009-1655-4

Application by Learning and Skills Television of Alberta Limited (initially filed by CTV Limited)1 to amend the broadcasting licence for the satellite to cable programming undertaking known as ACCESS – The Education Station in order to provide the licensee with increased flexibility in fulfilling its 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 to described video, namely categories 9 Variety and 11 General entertainment and human interest.

The licensee is seeking similar flexibility for ACCESS and requests the addition of program categories 9 and 11 to the list of categories from which ACCESS 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 application:

18520 Stony Plain Road
Edmonton, Alberta

7. Abbotsford, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1542-3

Application by UCFV Campus and Community Radio Society for an extension of the time limit to implement the new English-language community-based campus FM radio station in Abbotsford approved in Community-based campus FM radio station in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-70, 14 March 2006.

The applicant has requested an extension until 6 September 2010. The Commission notes that this would be a third extension of the time limit to implement the service. Previous extensions have been granted to allow the applicant to seek technical parameters acceptable to the Commission and to the Department of Industry.

The Commission's standard practice is to grant a maximum of two extensions for a total of up to 24 months. In this instance, the applicant is requesting an extension of 30 months in total.

The applicant states that the current request for an extension is necessary in order to pursue a frequency exchange with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The applicant has indicated that it intends to submit an application for a frequency exchange with the CBC that will allow both parties to address issues of unacceptable interference for their respective radio stations.

Licensee's address:

33844 King Road
Building C, Suite 1061
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Fax: 604-859-4076
E-Mail: admin@civl.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee's address

Public participation

Deadline for interventions

16 March 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 this application, 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
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
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 Pursuant to Acquisition of assets (Corporate reorganization), Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-753, 3 December 2009, the newly incorporated licensee is Learning and Skills Television of Alberta Limited.