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Additional reference : 2010-72-1, 2010-72-2, 2010-72-3, 2010-72-4

Ottawa, 11 February 2010

Notice of hearing

14 April 2010
Gatineau, Quebec
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 15 March 2010

The Commission will hold a hearing commencing on4 April 2010 at 11:00 a.m., at the Commission Headquarters, 1 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec. The Commission intends to consider, subject to interventions, the following applications without the appearance of the parties:

[Broadcasting interventions/comments form]

Applicant and Locality

  1. Jay Switzer, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1547-3
  2. Jay Switzer, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1548-1
  3. Jay Switzer, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1549-9
  4. Jay Switzer, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1551-4
  5. Canyon.TV Incorporated
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1586-1
  6. Canyon.TV Incorporated
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1588-7
  7. Canyon.TV Incorporated
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1589-5
  8. Bell ExpressVu Inc. (the general partner), and Bell Canada and Bell ExpressVu Inc., partners in BCE Holdings G.P. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1720-6
  9. Chipman Community Television Inc.
    Village of Chipman, New Brunswick
    Application No. 2009-1649-7
  10. Ormuco Inc.
    Census Metropolitan Area of Montréal, Quebec
    Application No. 2009-1522-5
  11. Douglas George Edwards
    Innisfil, Ontario
    Application No. 2009-1116-6
  12. My Broadcasting Corporation
    Gananoque, Ontario
    Application No. 2009-1252-8
  13. Cable Cable Inc.
    City of Kawartha Lakes and surrounding communities, including Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Cameron, Dunsford, Sturgeon Point, Balsam Lake Drive, Kirkfield and Ken Reid Park, Ontario
    Application No. 2009-1357-6
  14. 768812 Ontario Inc.
    City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario
    Application No. 2009-1446-7
  15. Anong Migwans Beam, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
    M'Chigeeng, Ontario
    Application No. 2009-1567-1
  16. Newcap Inc.
    Wainwright, Alberta
    Application No. 2009-1662-9
  17. Corus Audio & Advertising Services Ltd.
    British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
    Application No. 2009-1674-4 >
  18. Astral Media Radio (Toronto) Inc. and 4382072 Canada Inc., partners in a general partnership carrying on business as Astral Media Radio G.P.
    Summerland, British Columbia
    Application No. 2008-1626-7
  19. Powell River Community Radio Society
    Powell River, British Columbia
    Application No. 2009-1635-6

1. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1547-3

Application by Jay Switzer, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, English-language Category 2 specialty television programming undertaking to be known as Velocity.

The applicant states that the programming would cover the entire genre of action and adventure, including selections from crime fiction, epic and heroic drama. It would consist of theatrical movies and series, mini-series, made-for-television movies and classic films primarily driven by a fast-paced fictional plot featuring car chases, explosions, special effects, or martial arts. The service would also feature occasional magazine-style shows focusing on this genre and its stars.

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 2(a), 2(b), 3, 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 7(g), 11, 12, 13 and 14.

The applicant indicates that no more than 25% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week would be based on science fiction or fantasy themes.

Applicant's address:

693 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M4M 1G6
Fax: 416-865-1018
E-mail:
application@lbhmedialaw.com

Examination of application:

At the applicant's address

2. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1548-1

Application by Jay Switzer, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, English-language Category 2 specialty television programming undertaking to be known as Adventure.

The applicant states that the programming would cover the entire genre of action and adventure, including selections from crime fiction, epic and heroic drama. It would consist of contemporary action and adventure films and series, mini-series, made-for-television movies, classic films, and occasional magazine-style shows focusing on this genre and its stars.

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 2(a), 2(b), 3, 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 7(g), 11, 12, 13 and 14.

The applicant indicates that no more than 25% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week would be based on science fiction or fantasy themes

Applicant's address:

693 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M4M 1G6
Fax: 416-865-1018
E-mail: application@lbhmedialaw.com

Examination of application:

At the applicant's address

3. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1549-9

Application by Jay Switzer, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, English-language Category 2 specialty television programming undertaking to be known as KISS.

The applicant states that the programming would be devoted to romance, love and relationships and include relationship-themed series, feature films, mini-series, made-for-television movies and occasional magazine-style shows focusing on this genre and its stars.

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 2(a), 2(b), 3, 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 7(g), 11, 12, 13 and 14.

Applicant's address:

693 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M4M 1G6
Fax: 416-865-1018
E-mail: application@lbhmedialaw.com

Examination of application:

At the applicant's address

4. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1551-4

Application by Jay Switzer, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, English-language Category 2 specialty television programming undertaking to be known as The Love Channel.

The applicant states that the programming would be devoted to romance, love and relationships, and consist of talk shows about romance, series, feature films, mini-series and made-for-television movies. The service would also feature occasional magazine-style shows focusing on this genre and its stars.

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 2(a), 2(b), 3, 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 7(g), 11, 12, 13 and 14.

Applicant's address:

693 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M4M 1G6
Fax: 416-865-1018
E-mail: application@lbhmedialaw.com

Examination of application:

At the applicant's address

5. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1586-1

Application by Canyon.TV Incorporated for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, English- and French-language Category 2 specialty television programming undertaking to be known as Canyon Money.

The service would offer a single video service but with complete audio feeds in each language.

The applicant states that the service would offer Canadian and international financial programming, to include live events, pre-recorded events and documentaries. The service would also cover money and financial services markets, including international stock markets. Programming would also include financial news and related programming, and cover trends and foreign exchange, as well as trading news.

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 1, 2(a), 3, 5(b), 7(c), 7(f) and 14.

Applicant's address:

253 – 21st Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 1S5
Fax: 403-475-7986
E-mail: warren@canyon.tv

Examination of application:

At the applicant's address

6. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1588-7

Application by Canyon.TV Incorporated for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, English- and French-language Category 2 specialty television programming undertaking to be known as Canyon Extreme Sports.

The service would offer a single video service but with complete audio feeds in each language.

The applicant states that the programming would consist of Canadian and international sports events across all of the sports genres, but with a primary focus on extreme sports genres. This programming would include live events, pre-recorded events and documentaries. The service would be geared towards covering local, regional and international extreme sports events.

The applicant specified that extreme sports events differ from traditional sports events by their younger target demographic and their more uncontrollable aspect. Extreme sports include, but are not limited to, motocross, BMX, skateboarding, inline skating, street luge, snowboarding, ice climbing, surfing, wakeboarding and sky diving.

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 1, 3, 5(b), 6(a), 6(b), 7(c), 7(f), 8(b), 11 and 14.

Applicant's address:

253 – 21st Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 1S5
Fax: 403-475-7986
E-mail: warren@canyon.tv

Examination of application:

At the applicant's address

7. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1589-5

Application by Canyon.TV Incorporated for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, English- and French-language Category 2 specialty television programming undertaking to be known as Canyon Technology.

The service would offer a single video service but with complete audio feeds in each language.

The applicant states that the programming would be focused on displaying technology, emerging technology trends, hardware and software, including technology infrastructure. It would not be limited to pre-recorded programming and may contain live events of technology shows and events.

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 1, 2(a), 2(b), 3, 5(b), 7(c), 7(f), 9, 11 and 14.

Applicant's address:

253 – 21st Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 1S5
Fax: 403-475-7986
E-mail:
warren@canyon.tv

Examination of application:

At the applicant's address

8. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1720-6

Application by Bell ExpressVu Inc. (the general partner), and Bell Canada and Bell ExpressVu Inc., partners in BCE Holdings G.P. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership (collectively, the applicant), for authority to effect a reorganization within the partnership, which would require the issuance of new broadcasting licences.

Bell ExpressVu Inc. (the general partner), and BCE Inc. and Bell Canada (partners in BCE Holdings G.P., a general partnership that is the limited partner), carrying on business as Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership (Bell ExpressVu LP), is the licensee of a national satellite relay distribution undertaking, a national direct-to-home (DTH) satellite distribution undertaking, a national terrestrial pay-per-view (PPV) programming undertaking, a national video-on-demand programming undertaking, and a national DTH PPV programming undertaking.

The applicant also requests new broadcasting licences to continue the operations of these undertakings under the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licences issued to Bell ExpressVu LP.

The Commission notes that this reorganization would involve a change at the partner level of Bell ExpressVu LP, which consists of the removal of BCE Inc. as one of the licensed partners.

This transaction would not affect the effective control of Bell ExpressVu LP, which would continue to be exercised by BCE Inc., a public corporation controlled by its board of directors.

Applicant's address:

100 Wynford Drive
Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario
M3C 4B4
Fax: 613-594-4579
E-mail: paul.g.armstrong@bell.ca

Examination of application:

Regulatory Information Services
160 Elgin Street, 19th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario

9. Village of Chipman, New Brunswick
Application No. 2009-1649-7

Application by Chipman Community Television Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a regional, English-language community television programming undertaking for the Village of Chipman.

The applicant proposes to broadcast 168 hours of community-produced programming per broadcast week, which would cover high school sports, local news, religious services, town council meetings, local hockey games, service group activities and the community bulletin board.

The applicant proposes to facilitate community access to programming via the local community newspaper and its local cable provider, and promote and provide training for any member of the community.

Applicant's address:

10 Civic Court
Chipman, New Brunswick
E4A 2H9
Fax: 506-339-6198
E-mail: spencer3@nb.sympatico.ca

Examination of application:

At the applicant's address

10. Census Metropolitan Area of Montréal, Quebec
Application No. 2009-1522-5

Application by Ormuco Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a Class 1 terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking to serve the Census Metropolitan Area of Montréal.

The applicant also requests the following conditions of licence:

  1. The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the basic service, the signals WCAX-TV (CBS) Burlington, Vermont, WPTZ (NBC) and WVNY (ABC) Plattsburgh, New York, WFFF-TV (FOX) Burlington, Vermont, and WCFE (PBS) Plattsburgh, New York.
  2. The licensee is authorized to distribute the following signals on a digital discretionary basis:
  • any of the distant Canadian television signals set out in the List of Part 3 eligible satellite services; and

  • a second set of signals that provides the programming of the four U.S. commercial networks (CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX) and the non-commercial PBS network (hereafter referred to as the U.S. 4+1 signals).

The distribution on a discretionary basis on the licensee's digital service of a second set of U.S. 4+1 signals is subject to the provision that, with respect to such signals, the licensee adhere to the requirements regarding non-simultaneous program deletion set out in section 43 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations. The Commission may suspend the application of this provision, with respect to the signals to be distributed, upon its approval of an executed agreement between the licensee and broadcasters. Such an agreement must deal with issues related to the protection of program rights arising in connection with the discretionary carriage of a second set of U.S. 4+1 signals and distant Canadian signals solely on the licensee's digital service.

Applicant's address:

14 – 3441 Jeanne-Mance Street
Montréal, Quebec
H2X 2J7
Fax: 514-906-1541
E-mail: anthony.evans@ormuco.com

Examination of application:

At the applicant's address

11. Innisfil, Ontario
Application No. 2009-1116-6

Application by Douglas George Edwards for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language FM non-commercial tourist radio programming undertaking in Innisfil.

The new station would operate on frequency 96.9 MHz (channel 245VLP) with an effective radiated power of 0.57 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of the antenna above average terrain of 4 metres)1.

The applicant proposes to broadcast tourist and visitor information on local attractions and upcoming events in the Innisfil area.

This application was first scheduled to be heard at a hearing on 14 December 2009 (see Notice of hearing, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2009-632, 8 October 2009) but was withdrawn to be rescheduled at a later date.

The Commission will consider the interventions already accepted and filed on the public file for the 14 December 2009 hearing as well as other interventions received in the context of this hearing.

Applicant's address:

92 Herrell Avenue
Barrie, Ontario
L4N 6T9
Fax: 705-728-3509
E-mail:
b2bdatabase@rogers.com

Examination of application:

1729 St John's Road
Innisfil, Ontario

12. Gananoque, Ontario
Application No. 2009-1252-8

Application by My Broadcasting Corporation for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language FM commercial radio programming undertaking in Gananoque.

The new station would operate on frequency 99.9 MHz (channel 260B1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 1,490 watts (maximum ERP of 4,470 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 122.6 metres).

The applicant proposes a music format consisting of a blend of country, gold/oldies and adult contemporary music selections.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant's address:

P.O. Box 961
Renfrew, Ontario
K7V 4H4
Fax: 613-432-1086
E-mail: andrew@myfmradio.ca

Examination of application:

Gananoque Public Library
100 Park Street
Gananoque, Ontario

13. City of Kawartha Lakes and surrounding communities, including Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Cameron, Dunsford, Sturgeon Point, Balsam Lake Drive, Kirkfield and Ken Reid Park, Ontario
Application No. 2009-1357-6

Application by Cable Cable Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a regional, video-on-demand programming undertaking.

The applicant proposes to provide a general-interest service offering programming that would consist for the most part of feature films.

The applicant indicated that, although the programming would be predominantly in the English language, it would offer programming in the French language in accordance with audience demand.

The applicant also intends to distribute adult films or other adult programming on the proposed service.

Applicant's address:

16 Cable Road
Fenelon Falls, Ontario
K0M 1N0
Fax: 705-887-2580
E-mail: mf@cablecable.net

Examination of application:

At the applicant's address

14. City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario
Application No. 2009-1446-7

Application by 768812 Ontario Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a Class 1 terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking to serve the City of Greater Sudbury.

The applicant also requests the following conditions of licence:

a) The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the digital basic service, the signals WIVB-TV (CBS), WGRZ-TV (NBC), WKBW-TV (ABC), WUTV (FOX), and WNED-TV (PBS) Buffalo, New York (referred to as the first set of U.S. 4+1 signals).

b) The licensee is authorized to distribute, as part of the digital basic service, the signals KIRO-TV (CBS), KING-TV (NBC) and KOMO-TV (ABC) Seattle, KCPQ (FOX) Tacoma, and KCTS-TV (PBS) Seattle, Washington (referred to as the second set of U.S. 4+1 signals).

c) The licensee is authorized to distribute, as part of the digital basic service, any of the distant Canadian television signals set out in the List of Part 3 eligible satellite services.

The applicant states that the second set of U.S. 4+1 signals on the digital basic service is for time-shifting purposes.

The Commission notes that it has generally granted a second set of U.S. 4+1 signals as well as the distribution of distant Canadian signals set out in the List of Part 3 eligible satellite services on a digital discretionary basis.

The Commission also notes that additional documents may be added to the public file subsequent to the issuance of the present notice. Interested parties are therefore advised to consult the public file for this item on an ongoing basis.

Applicant's address:

128 Larch Street
Suite 301
Sudbury, Ontario
P3E 5J8
Fax: 705-675-0404
E-mail:
regulatory@vianet.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee's address

15. M'Chigeeng, Ontario
Application No. 2009-1567-1

Application by Anong Migwans Beam, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate an English- and Aboriginal-language Type B Native FM radio programming undertaking in M'Chigeeng.

The new station would operate on frequency 88.9 MHz (channel 205LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 15.2 metres).

The applicant proposes a format completely devoted to the recovery and sustainment of the Ojibwe language. Programming would include educational and music programs.

Applicant's address:

P.O. Box 274
M'Chigeeng, Ontario
P0P 1G0
E-mail: anongbeam@rocketmail.com

Examination of application:

53 Corbiere Road
M'Chigeeng, Ontario

16. Wainwright, Alberta
Application No. 2009-1662-9

Application by Newcap Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a new FM radio programming undertaking to replace the existing AM station, CKKY Wainwright.

The new station would operate on frequency 101.9 MHz (channel 270C1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 57,000 watts (maximum ERP of 100,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 135.9 metres).

The applicant indicated that the existing Country music format of the station would be maintained on the FM service.

The applicant requests permission to simulcast the programming of the new FM station on CKKY for a period of three months from the date of implementation of the new station.

The applicant also requests, pursuant to sections 9(1)(e) and 24(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the revocation of the licence for CKKY effective at the end of the simulcast period.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant's address:

745 Windmill Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 1C2
Fax: 902-468-5661
E-mail: dmurray@ncc.ca

Examination of application:

1037 – 2nd Avenue
2nd Floor
Wainwright, Alberta

17. British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
Application No. 2009-1674-4

Application by Corus Audio & Advertising Services Ltd., for a broadcasting licence to operate a regional, English-language Category 2 specialty television programming undertaking to be known as LOCAL1.

The applicant states that its programming service would focus on the provision of local information customized for each community in which it is distributed. The information would be a combination of local news, information about community events and activities, and weather, through the use of video, text, graphics and audio content.

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 1, 2(a), 3, 5(b), 11, 12, 13 and 14.

The applicant requests that the Commission impose the following condition of licence with respect to advertising:

The licensee shall not broadcast more than twelve (12) minutes of advertising material during each clock hour. In each community where the service is distributed, the licensee may broadcast no more than six (6) minutes of local advertising.

Applicant's address:

181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 2T3
Fax: 613-692-3779
E-mail: sylvie.courtemanche@corusent.com

Examination of application:

630 – 3rd Avenue SW
Suite 500
Calgary, Alberta

18. Summerland, British Columbia
Application No. 2008-1626-7

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) for a broadcasting licence to operate a new FM radio programming undertaking to replace the existing AM station, CHOR Summerland.

The new station would operate on frequency 98.5 MHz (channel 253A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 20 watts (maximum ERP of 100 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 348 metres).

The applicant proposes a Mainstream Adult Contemporary music format.

The applicant requests permission to simulcast the programming of the new FM station on CHOR for a period of three months from the date of implementation of the new station.

The applicant also requests, pursuant to sections 9(1)(e) and 24(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the revocation of the licence for CHOR effective at the end of the simulcast period.

The Commission notes a situation of apparent non-compliance relating to CHOR's transitional Canadian content development contributions in 2008. In Canadian content development commitments, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-794, 22 December 2009, the Commission approved in part a payment plan proposed by Astral to remedy this issue and indicated that it would deal with the apparent non-compliance issue at the time of renewal of the licences for the stations involved. Since Astral's application to convert CHOR to the FM band requires the issuance of a new licence, the circumstances of the station's apparent non-compliance will also be examined in the context of the present application.

Applicant's address:

1717 René-Lévesque Boulevard East
Suite 300
Montréal, Quebec
H2L 4T9
Fax: 514-529-3263
E-mail: claflamme@corp.astral.com

Examination of application:

9901 Main Street
Suite 200
Summerland, British Columbia

19. Powell River, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1635-6

Application by Powell River Community Radio Society for authority to acquire from Powell River Model Community Project for Persons with Disabilities (PRMCP) the assets of the English-language low-power Type B community FM radio programming undertaking CJMP-FM Powell River.

The applicant also requests a new broadcasting licence to continue the operation of the undertaking under the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licence.

The purchase price for the transaction, pursuant to the terms of the Purchase and Sale Agreement, is $5,000.

In Community radio station in Powell River, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-492, 8 September 2006, the Commission approved the application by PRMCP for a broadcasting licence to operate CJMP-FM. Consequently, the proposed transaction would occur within the first licence term.

Applicant's address:

4766 Michigan Avenue
Powell River, British Columbia
V8A 2S9
Fax: 604-485-2684
E-mail: paul.mcisaac@gmail.com

Examination of application:

4476A Marine Avenue
Powell River, British Columbia

Public participation

Deadline for interventions

15 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.

The intervention must include one of the following statements in either the first or the last paragraph:

  1. I request to appear at the public hearing.
  2. I do not want to appear at the public hearing.

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.

In the event that the application is brought to the oral phase of the hearing, and if parties wish to appear, they must provide reasons why their written interventions 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 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
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.In its original application, the applicant requested frequency 96.7 MHz (channel 244LP) and the ERP of 1.0 watt (non-directional antenna with an effective height of the antenna above average terrain of 10 metres). The technical parameters were changed upon notification by the Department of Industry.