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Ottawa, 26 August 1996
Decision CRTC 96-513
Peace River Broadcasting Corporation Ltd.
Peace River, High Level, La Crete, and Fox Creek, Alberta - 951863000 - 199607454
Licence renewal for CKYL and its transmitters
Following Public Notice CRTC 1996-85 dated 19 June 1996, the Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking consisting of CKYL Peace River, CKHL High Level, CKLA-FM La Crete and the new FM transmitter at Fox Creek authorized in Decision CRTC 96-297 dated 31 July 1996, from 1 September 1996 to 31 August 2003, subject to the conditions in effect under the current licence, as well as to those conditions specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued.
The Commission also approves the application to delete the terms of licence concerning the antenna site location, as set out in the licence.
The Commission further approves the application to replace the terms of the licence concerning the contours and particulars contained in the approved application and the studio location, with the following condition:
It is a condition of licence that the undertaking be operated on the basis of the contours and particulars contained in the approved application, except as otherwise authorized by the Commission in writing.
The Commission reaffirms the particular importance it attaches to the development of Canadian talent and is satisfied with the annual budgets and the initiatives proposed by the licensee in this respect. It encourages the licensee, during the new licence term, to continue its efforts towards the support, development and on-air exposure of local and regional talent.
In Public Notice CRTC 1992-59 dated 1 September 1992 and entitled "Implementation of an Employment Equity Policy", the Commission announced that the employment equity practices of broadcasters would be subject to examination by the Commission. The Commission notes that no special measures have been initiated by the licensee in this regard. It will wish to review the steps taken by the licensee in the area of employment equity at the time of the next licence renewal.
In accordance with subsection 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act (the Act), this renewal is subject to the issuance of a Broadcasting Certificate by the Department of Industry.
The Commission draws the licensee's attention to subsection 22(4) of the Act which provides that any broadcasting licence issued, amended or renewed in contravention of section 22 of the Act is of no force or effect.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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