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Ottawa, 16 January 1996
Decision CRTC 96-10
Dedilea Shih Communications Society
Bushe River, Alberta - 951369800
Aquisition of assets and new native radio programming undertaking - Approved
Following a Public Hearing in the National Capital Region held on 7 November 1995, the Commission approves the application by the Dedilea Shih Communications Society (Dedilea) for authority to acquire the assets of the radiocommunication distribution undertaking VF2177 Bushe River from the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta (Aboriginal), and for a broadcasting licence to carry on an English- and Native-language FM radio programming undertaking at Bushe River, operating on the frequency 89.9 MHz, channel 210LP, with an effective radiated power of 10 watts.
Consistent with Public Notice CRTC 1990-89 dated 20 September 1990 entitled "Native Broadcasting Policy" and subject to the requirements of this decision, the Commission will issue a licence to Dedilea for a Type A FM native radio undertaking, upon surrender of the current licence granted to Aboriginal. This licence will expire on 31 August 1999, and will be subject to the conditions specified in the licence to be issued.
The licence term granted herein, while less than the maximum of seven years permitted under the Broadcasting Act, will enable the Commission to consider the renewal of this licence in accordance with the Commission's regional plan for native radio undertakings across Canada and to better distribute the workload within the Commission.
Based on the evidence filed with the application, the Commission has no concerns with respect to the availability or the adequacy of the required financing.
The Commission notes that the applicant will broadcast coverage of special events as well as one hour of local programming per day, Monday to Friday. For the remainder of its broadcast day, the station will rebroadcast the programs of CFWE-FM Lac La Biche.
The applicant is reminded of the requirements for Canadian musical selections set out in the Radio Regulations, 1986.
This authority will only be effective and the licence will only be issued at such time as construction of the undertaking is completed and it is prepared to commence operation. If the construction is not completed within twelve months of the date of this decision or, where the applicant applies to the Commission within this period and satisfies the Commission that it cannot complete construction and commence operation before the expiry of this period and that an extension of time is in the public interest, within such further period of time as is approved in writing by the Commission, the licence will not be issued. The applicant is required to advise the Commission (before the expiry of the twelve-month period or any extension thereof) in writing, once it has completed construction and is prepared to commence operation.
The Department of Industry has advised the Commission that this application is conditionally technically acceptable, and that a Broadcasting Certificate will only be issued once it has been determined that the proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.
In accordance with subsection 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the Commission will only issue the licence and the authority will only be granted at such time as written notification is received from the Department of Industry that its technical requirements have been met, and that a Broadcasting Certificate will be issued.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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