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Ottawa, 16 January 1996
Decision CRTC 96-12
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (on behalf of Parks Canada)
Waterton Lakes National Park (Red Rock Campsite), Alberta - 951173400 - 951174200
New low-power FM radio stations
Following a Public Hearing in the National Capital Region held on 7 November 1995, the Commission approves the applications for broadcasting licences for English-language and French-language FM radio programming undertakings at Waterton Lakes National Park (Red Rock Campsite), on the frequency 88.3 MHz, channel 202LP, for the English-language undertaking and 90.7 MHz, channel 214LP, for the French-language undertaking, each with an effective radiated power of 39 watts.
Subject to the requirements of this decision, the Commission will issue licences expiring 31 August 2002. This licence will be subject to the conditions specified in this decision and in the licences to be issued.
The program material will consist of pre-recorded messages to park visitors regarding natural and cultural history information, as well as up-to-date traffic conditions. The services will operate 24 hours a day during the summer months only.
In Public Notice CRTC 1993-95 dated 28 June 1993 and entitled "A Licensing Policy for Low-Power Radio Broadcasting", the Commission stated that the licensee of low-power radio undertakings should be subject to a condition of licence that would define their programming in such a way as to ensure that they do not change their programming and begin to offer the same service as conventional licensees, without Commission approval. The Commission has considered the circumstances of these applications and is of the view that it would be appropriate to apply the policy to them.
Accordingly, it is a condition of licence that these stations be used solely to broadcast natural and cultural history information and up-to-date traffic control reports to park visitors during the summer months. It is also a condition of licence that these services broadcast no advertising material.
The Department of Industry has advised the Commission that these applications are conditionally technically acceptable, and that Broadcasting Certificates 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 licences 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 Broadcasting Certificates will be issued.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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