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Ottawa, 17 March 2011

Notice of applications received

Various locations
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 21 April 2011

[Submit an intervention/comment or view related documents]

The Commission has received the following applications:

Applicant and locality

1.      Byrnes Communications Inc.
Woodstock, Ontario
Application 2010-1692-3

2.      Byrnes Communications Inc.
Woodstock, Ontario
Application 2010-1724-4

3.      CIAM Media & Radio Broadcasting Association
Three Hills, Alberta
Application 2010-1676-7

4.      Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.
Airdrie, Alberta
Application 2011-0027-1

5.      CIAM Media & Radio Broadcasting Association
Prespatou, British Columbia
Application 2010-1673-3

6.      CIAM Media & Radio Broadcasting Association
Dawson Creek, British Columbia
Application 2010-1675-9

1.      Woodstock, Ontario
Application 2010-1692-3

Application by Byrnes Communications Inc. relating to the broadcasting licence for the commercial English-language radio programming undertaking CIHR-FM Woodstock.

The applicant wishes to delete its condition of licence related to Canadian Talent Development (CTD) as set out in English-language FM radio station in Woodstock,

Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-431, 25 August 2005:

The licensee shall make direct expenditures of at least $105,000 over seven consecutive years on the development of Canadian talent, as set out in this decision. Upon commencement of operations, this amount shall be distributed over seven consecutive broadcast years as follows:

  • $400 in each broadcast year to the Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records (FACTOR);

  • $7,000 in each broadcast year to support the “Woodstock Idol” talent contest;

  • $1,600 in each broadcast year to support the “FM104 Young Musician’s Award”; and

  • $6,000 in each broadcast year for scholarships to support music students.

In its stead, the applicant proposes to adhere to the following conditions of licence related to its Canadian content development contributions:

To make direct expenditures of $24,053 in the 2011 broadcast year as follows:

  • $534 to FACTOR;

  • $9,333 to the “Woodstock Idol” talent contest;

  • $2,186 to the “FM104 Young Musician’s Award”; and

  • $12,000 for scholarships to music students.

To make direct expenditures of $19,000 in the 2012 broadcast year as follows:

  • $400 to FACTOR;

  • $7,000 to the “Woodstock Idol” talent contest;

  • $1,600 to the “FM104 Young Musician’s Award”; and

  • $10,000 for scholarships to music students.

If for any reason Byrnes Communications is unable to spend any of the amounts on the agreed initiatives, the applicant will direct these amounts to FACTOR within the appropriate broadcast year.

The proposed conditions of licence will ensure that the original seven year CTD budget total of $105,000 is spent including previous CTD expenditure shortfalls.

Commission analysis has revealed that the licensee may have failed to comply with its conditions of licence relating to specific contributions to certain CTD initiatives for the 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 broadcast years.

Applicant’s address:

2289 Fairview Street
Suite 317
Burlington, Ontario
L7R 2E3
Fax: 905-331-1331
E-mail: chris@byrnesmedia.com

Examination of application:

CIHR-FM
223 Norwich Avenue
Woodstock, Ontario

2.      Woodstock, Ontario
Application 2010-1724-4

Application by Byrnes Communications Inc. relating to the broadcasting licence for the commercial English-language radio programming undertaking CIHR-FM Woodstock.

The licensee proposes to change the authorized contours by increasing the average effective radiated power from 7,096 watts to 8,950 watts. All other technical parameters would remain unchanged.

The licensee wishes to increase the quality of the signal of the station to better serve the population of Woodstock.

The Commission notes that, with the proposed changes, the population would increase from 63,425 to 65,300 within the 3 mV/m contour and from 499,814 to 556,000 within the 0.5 mV/m contour.

Commission analysis has revealed that the licensee may have failed to comply with its conditions of licence relating to specific contributions to its individual third-party Canadian talent development/Canadian content development recipients for the 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 broadcast years.

Applicant’s address:

2289 Fairview Street
Suite 317
Burlington, Ontario
L7R 2E3
Fax: (905) 331-1331
E-mail: chris@byrnesmedia.com

Examination of application:

CIHR-FM
223 Norwich Avenue
Woodstock, Ontario

3.      Three Hills, Alberta
Application 2010-1676-7

Application by CIAM Media & Radio Broadcasting Association to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language Type B community radio programming undertaking CIAM-FM Fort Vermilion, Alberta.

The licensee proposes to add an FM transmitter in Three Hills to broadcast the programming of CIAM-FM in order to adequately serve the population of Three Hills.

The transmitter would operate on frequency 97.3 MHz (channel 247LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 47.5 metres).

As noted in CIAM-FM Fort Vermillion and its transmitter – Licence renewal, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-437, 30 June 2010, the Commission renewed the broadcasting licence for CIAM-FM for a short-term period ending 31 August 2013. This short-term renewal was based on the station’s failure to comply with section 9(2) of the Radio Regulations, 1986 (the Regulations), which related to the provision of annual returns, for the 2007-2008 broadcast year.

Commission analysis has revealed that the licensee may have failed again to comply with section 9(2) of the Regulations, relating to the provision of annual returns for the 2008-2009 broadcast year. The station’s annual returns for the 2009-2010 broadcast year were filed on time.

Applicant’s address:

P.O. Box 609
4709 River Road
Fort Vermilion, Alberta
T0H 1N0
Fax: 780-927-2427
E-mail: info@ciammedia.com

Examination of application:

Get n Go
204 18th Avenue North
Three Hills, Alberta

4.      Airdrie, Alberta
Application 2011-0027-1

Application by Golden West Broadcasting Ltd. to amend the broadcasting licence for the commercial English-language radio programming undertaking CFIT-FM Airdrie.

The licensee proposes to change the authorized contours by increasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 3,000 to 60,000 watts (maximum ERP from 6,000 to 100,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain to 40 metres).

The licensee indicated that a better signal within the area already served and a slight expansion to the north and east of Airdrie would help the station to realize its potential.

The Commission notes that the proposed parameters would increase the population in the 3 mV/m and 0.5 mV/m contours from 30,814 to 49,255 and from 87,982 to 894,133 respectively. The Commission notes that the significant increase in population in the 0.5 mV/m contour would be due to the increased signal coverage into the city of Calgary.

In a letter dated 28 February 2011, the Commission administratively approved a change of effective control of Tiessen Media Inc., licensee of CFIT-FM, from Mr. Jamie Tiessen to Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.

Licensee’s address:

P.O. Box 950
Altona, Manitoba
R0G 0B0
Fax: 204-346-5323
E-mail: lfriesen@goldenwestradio.com, rhildebrand@goldenwestradio.com

Examination of application:

“The Range” CFIT-FM Studios
159B East Lake Boulevard
Airdrie, Alberta

5.      Prespatou, British Columbia
Application 2010-1673-3

Application by CIAM Media & Radio Broadcasting Association to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language Type B community radio programming undertaking CIAM-FM Fort Vermilion, Alberta.

The licensee proposes to add an FM transmitter in Prespatou to broadcast the programming of CIAM-FM in order to adequately serve the population of Prespatou.

The transmitter would operate on frequency 105.5 MHz (channel 288LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 45.1 metres).

As noted in CIAM-FM Fort Vermillion and its transmitters – Licence renewal, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-437, 30 June 2010, the Commission renewed the broadcasting licence for CIAM-FM for a short-term period ending 31 August 2013. This short-term renewal was based on the station’s failure to comply with section 9(2) of the Radio Regulations, 1986 (the Regulations), which related to the provision of annual returns, for the 2007-2008 broadcast year.

Commission analysis has revealed that the licensee may have failed again to comply with section 9(2) of the Regulations, relating to the provision of annual returns for the 2008-2009 broadcast year. The station’s annual returns for the 2009-2010 broadcast year were filed on time.

Applicant’s address:

P.O. Box 609
4709 River Road
Fort Vermilion, Alberta
T0H 1N0
Fax: 780-927-2427
E-mail: info@ciammedia.com

Examination of application:

21814 Prespatou Road
Prespatou, British Columbia

6.      Dawson Creek, British Columbia
Application 2010-1675-9

Application by CIAM Media & Radio Broadcasting Association to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language Type B community radio programming undertaking CIAM-FM Fort Vermilion, Alberta.

The licensee proposes to add an FM transmitter in Dawson Creek to broadcast the programming of CIAM-FM in order to adequately serve the population of Dawson Creek.

The transmitter would operate on frequency 107.5 MHz (channel 298LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 146.3 metres).

As noted in CIAM-FM Fort Vermillion and its transmitters – Licence renewal, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-437, 30 June 2010, the Commission renewed the broadcasting licence for CIAM-FM for a short-term period ending 31 August 2013. This short-term renewal was based on the station’s failure to comply with section 9(2) of the Radio Regulations, 1986 (the Regulations), which related to the provision of annual returns, for the 2007-2008 broadcast year.

Commission analysis has revealed that the licensee may have failed again to comply with section 9(2) of the Regulations, relating to the provision of annual returns for the 2008-2009 broadcast year. The station’s annual returns for the 2009-2010 broadcast year were filed on time.

Applicant’s address:

P.O. Box 609
4709 River Road
Fort Vermilion, Alberta
T0H 1N0
Fax: 780-927-2427
E-mail: info@ciammedia.com

Examination of application:

7 Eleven Esso Store
801 105th Avenue
Dawson Creek, British Columbia

Public participation

Deadline for interventions

21 April 2011

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. 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

858 Beatty Street
Suite 290
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 1C1
Tel.: 604-666-2111
Fax: 604-666-8322

Secretary General