Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-102

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Additional reference: 2014-102-1 and 2014-102-2

Ottawa, 6 March 2014

Notice of hearing

13 May 2014
Toronto, Ontario

Deadline for submission of interventions/comments/answers: 7 April 2014

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The Commission will hold a hearing commencing on 13 May 2014 at 9:00 a.m., at the Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale, 3450 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, to consider the following applications:

Applicant/Licensee and Locality

1. 105.9 FM Ltd.
Scarborough, Ontario
Application 2012-1384-2

2. MBC –Multicultural Broadcasting Company Ltd.
Scarborough, Ontario
Application 2012-1548-4

3. 8041393 Canada Inc., on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Scarborough, Ontario
Application 2012-1549-2

4. WorldBand Media, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Scarborough, Ontario
Application 2012-1555-9

5. Intercity Broadcasting Network Inc.
Scarborough, Ontario
Application 2013-1076-3

6. Vista Radio Ltd.
Bolton, Ontario
Application 2013-1218-1

7. WhiStle Community Radio
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario
Application 2013-1661-2

8. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
Across Canada
Application 2013-1757-9

9. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John, and their surrounding areas, New Brunswick; Halifax and its surrounding areas, Nova Scotia; St. John’s and its surrounding areas, Newfoundland and Labrador
Application 2013-1754-5

10. Antoine Karam, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Application 2014-0034-0

11. Radio du Rocher Percé inc.
Percé, Quebec
Application 2013-1402-0

12. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
Gatineau, Montréal, Québec, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, and their surrounding areas, Quebec
Application 2013-1756-1

13. Bell Aliant Regional Communications Inc., (the general partner), as well as limited partner with 6583458 Canada Inc. (the limited partners), carrying on business as Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership
Chicoutimi and Jonquière, Quebec
Application 2014-0055-6

14. Gold Line Telemanagement Inc.
Hamilton/Niagara, Kitchener, London, Oshawa, Ottawa, Toronto and Windsor, Ontario
Application 2013-1747-0

15. Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.
Spruce Grove, Alberta
Application 2013-1014-3

16. Blackgold Broadcasting Inc.
Stony Plain and Spruce Grove, Alberta
Application 2013-1318-9

17. Touch Canada Broadcasting (2006) Inc. (the general partner) and C.R.A. Investments Ltd. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Touch Canada Broadcasting Limited Partnership
Calgary, Alberta
Application 2013-1354-3

18. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
Airdrie, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Leduc, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Spruce Grove, and their surrounding areas, Alberta; Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon and Yorkton, and their surrounding areas, Saskatchewan; Winnipeg and its surrounding areas, Manitoba
Application 2013-1753-7

19. Gold Line Telemanagement Inc.
Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia
Application 2013-1745-4

20. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
Abbotsford, Greater Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo and Victoria, and their surrounding areas, British Columbia
Application 2013-1755-3

Preamble for items 1 to 7

On 7 November 2012, 105.9 FM Ltd., licensee of the low-power commercial specialty ethnic radio station CJVF-FM Scarborough, Ontario, filed an application to change its frequency to 102.7 MHz. Following publication of that application, the Commission received three applications for broadcasting licences to operate a new commercial FM ethnic radio station in Scarborough on the same frequency. On 22 July 2013, a fifth application was filed by Intercity Broadcasting Network Inc. (Intercity), licensee of the commercial radio station CKFG-FM, seeking to add a transmitter on the same frequency in Scarborough. These applications are therefore technically mutually exclusive for the use of the frequency 102.7 MHz in Scarborough.

A subsequent application was received on 19 November 2013 from WhiStle Community Radio (WhiStle), licensee of the community radio station CIWS-FM Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario, seeking to increase the station’s average effective radiated power (ERP) from 50 to 175 watts on its 102.7 MHz frequency. Based on the technical parameters proposed, and given the proximity of Whitchurch-Stouffville to Scarborough, this application is also technically mutually exclusive with the Scarborough applications for the use of the frequency 102.7 MHz.

Finally, an application was received on 30 August 2013 from Vista Radio Ltd. (Vista), licensee of the commercial radio station CJFB-FM Bolton, Ontario, seeking to change its frequency to 102.7 MHz and to increase the station’s average ERP from 50 to 1,700 watts. While not technically mutually exclusive with the Scarborough applications, CJFB-FM, under its proposed technical parameters, would receive signal interference from the Scarborough proposals. While Vista has agreed to the signal interference under a scenario whereby either the 105.9 FM Ltd. or the Intercity proposals are approved, it has not yet had the opportunity to review the three applications for new Scarborough commercial FM stations and the technical change application by WhiStle, or to assess any signal interference with these proposals. Vista’s presence at the public hearing will allow it to address the degree of interference from all of the proposals seeking the use of the 102.7 MHz frequency.

Preamble for items 8 to 20

The Commission intends to consider, subject to interventions, items 8 to 20 during the non-appearing phase of the hearing.

1. 105.9 FM Ltd.
Scarborough, Ontario
Application 2012-1384-2

Application by 105.9 FM Ltd. (previously Subanasiri Vaithilingam, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated) to amend the broadcasting licence for the low-power commercial specialty ethnic radio station CJVF-FM Scarborough, Ontario, which operates at frequency 102.7 MHz (channel 274LP).

The licensee proposes to change the authorized contours of its transmitter by increasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 6.5 to 476 watts, by increasing the maximum ERP from 6.5 to 1,200 watts, by changing the antenna’s radiation pattern from non-directional to directional, and by increasing the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 63.4 to 77 metres.

The Commission notes that in CJVF-FM Scarborough – Licence amendment and technical change, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2014-29, 30 January 2014, it approved an application to change the frequency from 105.9 MHz (channel 290LP) to 102.7 MHz (channel 274LP). The change in frequency was necessary because the frequency 105.9 MHz used by the licensee was assigned to Bhupinder Bola, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, to operate a new FM radio station in Markham, as set out in Licensing of new radio station to serve Markham, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-487, 11 September 2012. The continued use of the frequency 102.7 MHz (channel 274LP) at 6.5 watts allows CJFV-FM to remain on-air until the application by 105.9 FM Ltd. is considered by the Commission.

The Commission notes that the power increase would result in a change of CJVF-FM’s status from a low-power unprotected service to a protected Class A FM service.

It appears that the licensee may have failed to comply with section 9(2) of the Radio Regulations, 1986 (the Regulations) relating to the filing of duly completed annual returns, for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 broadcast years.

Further, it appears that the licensee may have failed to comply with condition of licence 7 set out in Ethnic FM radio station in Scarborough, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-756, 7 December 2011, which requires minimum yearly contributions to Canadian content development (CCD) that are over-and-above those required by the Regulations. For the 2011-2012 broadcast year, there is an apparent shortfall of $833 in over-and-above CCD contributions.

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.

The present application was initially published as part of a public process under Part 1 of the CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure. The interventions received as part of the Part 1 process will be added to the public record for the present hearing.

Licensee’s address:

72 Dynamic Drive
Scarborough, Ontario
M1V 3Z5
Email: frogers@bell.net
Website to view application: www.1059.fm

2. MBC – Multicultural Broadcasting Company Ltd.
Scarborough, Ontario
Application 2012-1548-4

Application by MBC –Multicultural Broadcasting Company Ltd. for a broadcasting licence to operate a commercial specialty FM ethnic radio station in Scarborough.

The station would operate on frequency 102.7 MHz (channel 274A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 620 watts (maximum ERP of 1,300 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 76.5 metres).

The applicant states that it would accept a condition of licence requiring it to direct ethnic programming to a minimum of 7 distinct cultural groups in a minimum of 7 different languages per broadcast week.

The applicant further states that of the total programming to be broadcast during the broadcast week, 100% would be devoted to ethnic programming and 85% would be devoted to third-language programming.

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:

86 Laird Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M4G 3V1
Email: IB@CTBC.com
Email to request electronic version of application: IB@CTBC.com

3. 8041393 Canada Inc., on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Scarborough, Ontario
Application 2012-1549-2

Application by 8041393 Canada Inc., on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate a commercial specialty FM ethnic radio station in Scarborough.

The station would operate on frequency 102.7 MHz (channel 274A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 472 watts (maximum ERP of 1,200 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 72.6 metres).

The applicant states that it would accept a condition of licence requiring it to direct ethnic programming to a minimum of 17 distinct cultural groups in a minimum of 9 different languages per broadcast week.

The applicant further states that of the total programming to be broadcast during the broadcast week, 100% would be devoted to ethnic programming and 89% would be devoted to third-language programming.

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:

233 Riverwalk Drive
Markham, Ontario
L6B 0G9
Fax: 416-267-7707
Email: eastfm102.7@gmail.com
Email to request electronic version of application: eastfm102.7@gmail.com

4. WorldBand Media, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Scarborough, Ontario
Application 2012-1555-9

Application by WorldBand Media, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate a commercial specialty FM ethnic radio station in Scarborough.

The station would operate on frequency 102.7 MHz (channel 274A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 472 watts (maximum ERP of 1,200 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 72.6 metres).

The applicant states that it would accept a condition of licence requiring it to direct ethnic programming to a minimum of 20 distinct cultural groups in a minimum of 12 different languages per broadcast week.

The applicant further states that, of the total programming to be broadcast during the broadcast week, 100% would be devoted to ethnic programming and 98% would be devoted to third-language programming.

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:

3601 Highway 7
Suite 400
Markham, Ontario
L3R 0M3
Fax: 905-940-4926
Email: regulatory@worldbandmedia.com
Website to view application: www.scarboroughone.com
Email to request electronic version of application: regulatory@worldbandmedia.com

5. Intercity Broadcasting Network Inc.
Scarborough, Ontario
Application 2013-1076-3

Application by Intercity Broadcasting Network Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language specialty commercial radio station CKFG-FM Toronto, Ontario.

The licensee proposes to add an FM transmitter at Scarborough to broadcast the programming of CKFG-FM in order to adequately serve the population of Scarborough.

The transmitter would operate on frequency 102.7 MHz (channel 274A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 442 watts (maximum ERP of 1,500 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 54.6 metres).

It appears that the licensee may have failed to comply with the following sections of the Radio Regulations, 1986:

Further, it appears that the licensee may have failed to comply with the following conditions of licence for CKFG-FM:

In regard to its apparent shortfall of $63,877 in over-and-above CCD contributions, the licensee has requested an amendment to its condition of licence 6 that would allow it to expend the shortfall over the remaining broadcast years as follows: 

Year 3 (2013-2014) - $49,105
Year 4 (2014-2015) - $49,121
Year 5 (2015-2016) - $49,105
Year 6 (2016-2017) - $49,071
Year 7 (2017-2018) - $58,142

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.

Licensee’s address:

34 Kern Road
Toronto, Ontario
M3B 1T1
Fax: 416-366-4987
Email: fg2020@gmail.com
Website to view application: www.g987fm.com
Email to request electronic version of application: crtc@g987fm.com

6. Vista Radio Ltd.
Bolton, Ontario
Application 2013-1218-1

Application by Vista Radio Ltd. to amend the broadcasting licence for the commercial radio station CJFB-FM Bolton. Specifically, the licensee proposes to change the frequency from 105.5 MHz (channel 288LP) to 102.7 MHz (channel 274A).

The licensee also proposes to change the authorized contours by increasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 50 to 1,700 watts (maximum ERP from 50 to 5,000 watts) and by decreasing the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 20 to 6.1 metres.

The licensee stated that neither CJFB-FM nor its neighbouring radio station CFGM-FM Caledon, Ontario, have achieved profitability since their licensing, due to intense competition from out-of-market stations and limited coverage in their respective service areas resulting from hilly terrain and low transmission power.

The licensee therefore wishes to consolidate the operation of the two stations by increasing the reach of CJFB-FM into Caledon, and subsequently revoking the licence of CFGM-FM.

The licensee has submitted a separate application to revoke the licence of CFGM-FM in the event of a favourable decision by the Commission for the present application.

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.

The present application was initially published as part of a public process under Part 1 of the CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure.

Licensee’s address:

201-910 Fitzgerald Avenue
Courtenay, British Columbia
V9N 2R5
Fax: 250-334-9540
Email: gpoulton@vistaradio.net
Website to view application: www.vistaradio.ca
Email to request electronic version of application: renewalappinfo@vistaradio.net

7. WhiStle Community Radio
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario
Application 2013-1661-2

Application by WhiStle Community Radio relating to the community radio station CIWS-FM Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario.

The licensee proposes to change the authorized contours by increasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 50 to 175 watts (non-directional antenna, with a maximum ERP from 50 to 1,000 watts), by increasing the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 12 to 30 metres, and by relocating the transmitter. The station would continue to operate on the frequency 102.7 MHz.

This increase would change the status of this station from unprotected to protected.

The licensee stated that it was licensed to serve the community of Whitchurch-Stouffville. However, due to the low-power of the station, the town’s geographical limitations and a less-than-adequate transmitter location, it has not yet been possible to fully serve this area.

The licensee further stated that the proposed changes would ensure that local residents have access to a radio station that is dedicated to the area, and would attract increased local advertising and local area listeners.

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.

Licensee’s address:

6379 Main Street
P.O. Box 59
Stouffville, Ontario
L4A 7Z4
Email: donaldanddonald@sympatico.ca
Email to request electronic version of application: donaldanddonald@sympatico.ca

8. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
Across Canada
Application 2013-1757-9

Application by 2251723 Ontario Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a national video-on-demand (VOD) service.

The applicant proposes to offer predominantly English-language programming, but intends to also offer French-language programming, as well as programming in a variety of South Asian languages as it becomes available.

The programming would be drawn from all the program categories set out in Definitions for television program categories, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-808, 1 November 2010.

The applicant confirmed that it would adhere to the standard conditions of licence for VOD undertakings set out in Standard requirements for video-on-demand undertakings, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-59, 11 January 2011, and Standard requirements for video-on-demand undertakings – Provision of an outlet for local expression, measures to control the loudness of commercial messages and annual filing of aggregate statistical data, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-59-1, 8 May 2012.

Applicant’s address:

5255 Yonge Street
Suite 1210
Toronto, Ontario
M2N 6P4
Fax: 1-800-939-2808
Email: info@vmedia.ca
Website to view application: www.vmedia.ca
Email to request electronic version of application: info@vmedia.ca

9. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John, and their surrounding areas, New Brunswick; Halifax and its surrounding areas, Nova Scotia; St. John’s and its surrounding areas, Newfoundland and Labrador
Application 2013-1754-5

Application by 2251723 Ontario Inc. for a regional broadcasting licence to operate terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings to serve the above-noted locations.

The applicant requested the following condition of licence:

The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the basic service, WBZ-TV (CBS), WHDH-TV (NBC), WCVB-TV (ABC), WFXT-TV (FOX) and WGBH-TV (PBS) Boston, Massachusetts, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the approved first set of U.S. 4+1 signals and included in the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

Applicant’s address:

5255 Yonge Street
Suite 1210
Toronto, Ontario
M2N 6P4
Fax: 1-800-939-2808
Email: george.burger@vmedia.ca
Email to request electronic version of application: george.burger@vmedia.ca

10. Antoine Karam, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Application 2014-0034-0

Application by Antoine Karam, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate a commercial specialty FM ethnic radio station in Halifax.

The station would operate on frequency 99.1 MHz (channel 256A) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 300 watts (maximum ERP of 355 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 224 metres).

The applicant states that it would accept a condition of licence requiring it to direct ethnic programming to a minimum of 11 distinct cultural groups in a minimum of 3 different languages per broadcast week.

The applicant further states that all of the programming to be broadcast during the broadcast week would be devoted to ethnic, third-language programming. The applicant proposes to broadcast a minimum of 52 hours 30 minutes of local programming per broadcast week.

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:

11876 Demeulles Street
Montréal, Quebec
H4J 2E5
Fax: 514-745-3475
Email: tony@1450am.ca 
Website to view application: www.octavecom.ca/applications
Email to request electronic version of application: francois@octavecom.ca

11. Radio du Rocher Percé inc.
Percé, Quebec
Application 2013-1402-0

Application by Radio du Rocher Percé inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a French-language FM tourist information radio station in Percé.

The station would operate on frequency 91.9 MHz (channel 220A) with an effective radiated power of 440 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 362.3 metres).

The applicant proposes to broadcast tourist information on attractions and upcoming events in the Percé area. The station’s programming would focus on the information and promotion of events and sites with touristic, recreational, cultural, historical, educational and heritage values.

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:

21 A Bonfils Street
Percé, Quebec
G0C 1G0
Email: andre.methot@nadeaumateriaux.com
Email to request electronic version of application: centredelasante@gmail.com

12. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
Gatineau, Montréal, Québec, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, and their surrounding areas, Quebec
Application 2013-1756-1

Application by 2251723 Ontario Inc. for a regional broadcasting licence to operate terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings to serve the above-noted locations.

For Montréal, Québec, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, and their surrounding areas, the applicant requested the following condition of licence:

The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the basic service WCAX-TV (CBS) Burlington, Vermont; WPTZ-TV (NBC) Plattsburgh, New York; WVNY-TV (ABC) and WFFF-TV (FOX) Burlington, Vermont; and WETK-TV (PBS) Colchester, Vermont, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included in the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

For Gatineau and its surrounding areas, the applicant requested the following condition of licence:

The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the basic service, WIVB-TV (CBS), WGRZ-TV (NBC), WKBW-TV (ABC), WUTV-TV (FOX) and WNED-TV (PBS) Buffalo, New York, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included in the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

Applicant’s address:

5255 Yonge Street
Suite 1210
Toronto, Ontario
M2N 6P4
Fax: 1-800-939-2808
Email: george.burger@vmedia.ca
Email to request electronic version of application: george.burger@vmedia.ca

13. Bell Aliant Regional Communications Inc., (the general partner), as well as limited partner with 6583458 Canada Inc. (the limited partners), carrying on business as Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership
Chicoutimi and Jonquière, Quebec
Application 2014-0055-6

Application by Bell Aliant Regional Communications Inc., (the general partner), as well as limited partner with 6583458 Canada Inc. (the limited partners), carrying on business as Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership for a regional broadcasting licence to operate terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings to serve the above-noted locations.

The applicant requested the following condition of licence:

The licensee is authorized to distribute, as part of the basic service, WBZ-TV (CBS), WHDH-TV (NBC), WCVB-TV (ABC) and WFXT-TV (FOX) Boston, Massachusetts; and WMED-TV (PBS) Calais, Maine, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included in the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

Applicant’s address:

1505 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 2W3
Fax: 613-594-4628
Email: regulatory@bell.aliant.ca
Website to view application: http://productsandservice.bellaliant.net/PS/ns/english/common/hearings_applications.jsp

14. Gold Line Telemanagement Inc.
Hamilton/Niagara, Kitchener, London, Oshawa, Ottawa, Toronto and Windsor, Ontario
Application 2013-1747-0

Application by Gold Line Telemanagement Inc. for a regional broadcasting licence to operate terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings to serve the above-noted locations.

For Hamilton/Niagara, Kitchener, Oshawa, Ottawa and Toronto, the applicant requested the following conditions of licence:

The licensee is authorized to distribute, as part of the basic service, WIVB-TV (CBS), WGRZ-TV (NBC), WKBW-TV (ABC), WUTV-TV (FOX) and WNED-TV (PBS) Buffalo, New York, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included on the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, on a discretionary basis, WNLO-TV and WNYO-TV Buffalo, New York.

For London and Windsor, the applicant requested the following conditions of licence:

The licensee is authorized to distribute, as part of the basic service, WWJ-TV (CBS), WDIV-TV (NBC), WXYZ-TV (ABC), WJBK-TV (FOX) and WTVS-TV (PBS) Detroit, Michigan, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included on the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, on a discretionary basis, WKBD-TV and WMYD-TV Detroit, Michigan.

Applicant’s address:

300 Allstate Parkway
Markham, Ontario
L3R 0P2
Fax: 905-709-6930
Email: shawn@groupofgl.com
Email to request electronic version of application: shawn@groupofgl.com

15. Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.
Spruce Grove, Alberta
Application 2013-1014-3

Application by Golden West Broadcasting Ltd. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio station in Spruce Grove.

The station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201B1) with an effective radiated power of 6,000 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 151.6 metres).

This application is technically mutually exclusive with an application by Blackgold Broadcasting Inc. (2013-1318-9), which will also be considered at this hearing.

The applicant proposes a hybrid music format moving between mainstream Contemporary Hit Music to Hot Adult Contemporary to Adult Contemporary to Rock.

This application was first scheduled to be heard at a hearing held on 5 December 2013 (see Notice of hearing, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2013-536, 4 October 2013) 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 5 December 2013 hearing as well as other interventions received in the context of this hearing.

Applicant’s address:

9 Centre Avenue
Altona, Manitoba
R0G 0B0
Fax: 204-346-5323
Email: lfriesen@goldenwestradio.com, rhildebrand@goldenwestradio.com
Email to request electronic version of application: rhildebrand@goldenwestradio.com

16. Blackgold Broadcasting Inc.
Stony Plain and Spruce Grove, Alberta
Application 2013-1318-9

Application by Blackgold Broadcasting Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio station in Stony Plain and Spruce Grove.

The station would operate on frequency 88.1 MHz (channel 201A) with an effective radiated power of 500 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 43 metres).

This application is technically mutually exclusive with an application by Golden West Broadcasting Ltd. (2013-1014-3), which will also be considered at this hearing.

The applicant proposes a Country music format.

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:

2 – 5205 50th Avenue
Leduc, Alberta
T9E 6T2
Fax: 780-769-9301
Email: info@onefm.ca

17. Touch Canada Broadcasting (2006) Inc. (the general partner) and C.R.A. Investments Ltd. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Touch Canada Broadcasting Limited Partnership
Calgary, Alberta
Application 2013-1354-3

Application by Touch Canada Broadcasting (2006) Inc. (the general partner) and C.R.A. Investments Ltd. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Touch Canada Broadcasting Limited Partnership (Touch Canada), for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial AM radio station in Calgary, Alberta.

The station would operate on frequency 700 kHz with a transmitter power of 50,000 watts daytime and 20,000 watts night-time.

The applicant proposes a Gospel music format.

The Commission notes that Touch Canada was previously granted a broadcasting licence for an AM radio station in Calgary in Christian music AM radio station, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-222, 24 April 2009 (Broadcasting Decision 2009-222). As stated in that decision, the station was to be operational by 24 April 2011. Touch Canada subsequently applied for extensions of time to launch the service, and was granted a final extension to 24 April 2013, at which time the authority granted in Broadcasting Decision 2009-222 expired.

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:

5324 Calgary Trail
Suite 210
Edmonton, Alberta
T6H 4J8
Fax: 780-430-2815
Email: applications@shinefm.com
Website to view application: www.shinefm.com
Email to request electronic version of application: applications@shinefm.com

18. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
Airdrie, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Leduc, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Spruce Grove, and their surrounding areas, Alberta; Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon and Yorkton, and their surrounding areas, Saskatchewan; Winnipeg and its surrounding areas, Manitoba
Application 2013-1753-7

Application by 2251723 Ontario Inc. for a regional broadcasting licence to operate terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings to serve the above-noted locations.

For Airdrie, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Leduc, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Spruce Grove, and their surrounding areas, Alberta; and Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon and Yorkton, and their surrounding areas, Saskatchewan, the applicant requested the following conditions of licence:

The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the basic service, KIRO-TV (CBS), KING-TV (NBC), KOMO-TV (ABC), KCPQ-TV (FOX) and KCTS-TV (PBS) Seattle, Washington, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included in the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the discretionary service, KVOS-TV (Me TV) Bellingham, Washington.

For Winnipeg and its surrounding areas, the applicant requested the following conditions of licence:

The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the basic service, WCCO-TV (CBS) and KARE-TV (NBC) Minneapolis, Minnesota; WDAZ-TV (ABC) Grand Forks, North Dakota; KMSP-TV (FOX) Minneapolis, Minnesota; and KFME-TV (PBS) Fargo, North Dakota, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included in the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the discretionary service, KVOS-TV (Me TV) Bellingham, Washington.

Applicant’s address:

5255 Yonge Street
Suite 1210
Toronto, Ontario
M2N 6P4
Fax: 1-800-939-2808
Email: george.burger@vmedia.ca
Email to request electronic version of application: george.burger@vmedia.ca

19. Gold Line Telemanagement Inc.
Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia
Application 2013-1745-4

Application by Gold Line Telemanagement Inc. for a regional broadcasting licence to operate terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings to serve the above-noted locations.

The applicant requested the following conditions of licence:

The licensee is authorized to distribute, as part of the basic service, KIRO-TV (CBS), KING-TV (NBC), KOMO-TV (ABC), KCPQ-TV (FOX) and KCTS-TV (PBS) Seattle, Washington, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included on the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the discretionary service, KVOS-TV (Me TV) Bellingham, Washington.

Applicant’s address:

300 Allstate Parkway
Markham, Ontario
L3R 0P2
Fax: 905-709-6930
Email: shawn@groupofgl.com
Email to request electronic version of application: shawn@groupofgl.com

20. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
Abbotsford, Greater Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo and Victoria, and their surrounding areas, British Columbia
Application 2013-1755-3

Application by 2251723 Ontario Inc. for a regional broadcasting licence to operate terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings to serve the above-noted locations.

The applicant requested the following conditions of licence:

The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the basic service, KIRO-TV (CBS), KING-TV (NBC), KOMO-TV (ABC), KCPQ-TV (FOX) and KCTS-TV (PBS) Seattle, Washington, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included in the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the discretionary service, KVOS-TV (Me TV) Bellingham, Washington.

Applicant’s address:

5255 Yonge Street
Suite 1210
Toronto, Ontario
M2N 6P4
Fax: 1-800-939-2808
Email: george.burger@vmedia.ca
Email to request electronic version of application: george.burger@vmedia.ca

Procedure

Deadline for interventions/comments/answers

7 April 2014

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure, SOR/2010-277 (the Rules of Procedure), set out, among other things, the rules for content, format, filing and service of interventions and answers of respondents, the procedure for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure, and the conduct of the public hearing. Accordingly, the procedure set out below must be read in conjunction with the Rules of Procedure and its accompanying documents, which can be found on the Commission’s website under “CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure.”

An intervention or an answer from a respondent must be filed with the Commission and served on the applicant on or before the above-mentioned date. An answer from a respondent must also be served on any other respondent.

In accordance with the Rules of Procedure, a document must be filed with, not merely sent to, the Commission by 5 p.m. Vancouver time (8 p.m. Ottawa time) on the date it is due. The Commission takes no responsibility for postal delays and will not notify a party whose submission is received after the deadline date. Late submissions will not be considered by the Commission and will not be made part of the public file.

For applications to be considered during the appearing phase of the hearing, the intervention or answer 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.

The applicant, respondents and interveners are permitted to coordinate, organize and file, in a single submission, interventions of other interested persons who share their position but do not wish to appear at the hearing as a “Joint Supporting Intervention.” More information on how to do so and a template for the covering letter to be filed by the parties can be found in Changes to certain practices for filing interventions – Expansion of filing practices to include the filing of joint supporting comments for broadcasting policy proceedings, Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-28-1, 10 December 2010.

Interventions and answers will be considered by the Commission and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to parties, provided the procedures set out in the Rules of Procedure and this notice have been followed. Parties will be contacted only if their submissions raise procedural questions.

Submissions must be filed by sending them to the Secretary General of the Commission by only one of the following means:

by using the
[Intervention/comment/answer form]

or

by mail to
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2

or

by fax at
819-994-0218

A true copy of each intervention or answer from a respondent must be sent to the applicant and, in the case of a respondent to an application, to any other respondent.

The Commission advises those who file and serve by electronic mode to exercise caution when using email for service of documents, 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 was completed. The sender must keep proof of the sending and the receipt of the document for 180 days after the day on which it is filed.

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 altered during electronic transmission.

Interventions and answers must 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 an application to be considered during the non-appearing phase of the hearing is brought to the oral phase of the hearing, and if parties wish to appear, they must provide reasons why their written interventions or answers are not sufficient and why an appearance is necessary. Parties requiring communication support must state their request on the first page of their intervention. Only those parties whose requests to appear have been granted will be contacted by the Commission and invited to appear at the public hearing.

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 designated confidential, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, email 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, email 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 parties and interested persons to monitor the record of the proceeding, available on the Commission’s website, for additional information that they may find useful when preparing their submissions.

Availability of documents

Electronic versions of the applications are available on the Commission’s website by selecting the application number within this notice. They are also available from the applicants, either on their websites or upon request by contacting the applicants at their email addresses, provided above.

Electronic versions of the interventions and other documents referred to in this notice are available on the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca by visiting the “Public Proceedings” section of the Commission’s website. The documents can be accessed by selecting “View all proceedings open for comment,” then clicking on the links in the “Related Documents” column associated with this particular notice.

Documents are also available from Commission offices, upon request, during normal business hours.

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

Nova Scotia

Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road
Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3A 4S5
Tel.: 902-426-7997
Fax: 902-426-2721

Quebec

505 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West
Suite 205
Montréal, Quebec
H3A 3C2
Tel.: 514-283-6607

Ontario

55 St. Clair Avenue East
Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario
M4T 1M2
Tel.: 416-952-9096

Manitoba

360 Main Street
Suite 970
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 3Z3
Tel.: 204-983-6306
Fax: 204-983-6317

Saskatchewan

2220 – 12th Avenue
Suite 620
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 0M8
Tel.: 306-780-3422
Fax: 306-780-3319

Alberta

100 – 4th Avenue South-West
Suite 403
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 3N2
Tel.: 403-292-6660
Fax: 403-292-6686

British Columbia

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

Secretary General

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