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Ottawa, 17 October 1996
Decision CRTC 96-683
Videon Cablesystems Inc.
Elie and St. Eustache, Manitoba - 951609700
Licence renewal
Following Public Notice CRTC 1996-85 dated 19 June 1996 and Decision CRTC 96-527 dated 27 August 1996, the Commission renews the Class 2 (fewer than 2,000 subscribers) licence held by Videon Cablesystems Inc., for the cable distribution undertaking serving Elie and St. Eustache, from 1 December 1996 to 31 August 2003.
With the exception of the requirements stipulated in section 23 of the Cable Television Regulations, 1986 (the regulations), the operation of this undertaking is regulated pursuant to Parts I, III and IV of the regulations and the licence will be 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.
In addition to the services required or authorized to be distributed pursuant to the applicable sections of the regulations, the licensee is authorized to continue to distribute, at its option, KGFE (PBS) Grand Forks and WDAZ-TV (ABC) Devils Lake, North Dakota, received via microwave, as part of the basic service of the Elie portion of the undertaking.
Consistent with Decision CRTC 95-848 dated 15 November 1995, the licensee is authorized, by condition of licence, to insert, at its option, certain promotional material as a substitute for the "local availabilities" (i.e. non-Canadian advertising material) of non-Canadian satellite services. At least 75% of these local availabilities must be made available for use by licensed Canadian programming services for the promotion of their respective services, for the promotion of the community channel and for unpaid Canadian public service announcements. A maximum of 25% of the local availabilities may be made available for the promotion of discretionary programming services and packages, customer service information, channel realignments, cable FM service and additional cable outlets.
Consistent with Decision CRTC 94-628 dated 16 August 1994, it is a condition of licence that the undertaking share in the joint use of a distant head end located at Tolstoi.
In Public Notice CRTC 1992-59 dated 1 September 1992 and entitled "Imple-mentation of an Employment Equity Policy", the Commission announced that the employment equity practices of broadcasters would be subject to examination by the Commission. In this regard, the Commission encourages the licensee to consider employment equity issues in its hiring practices and in all other aspects of its management of human resources.
his decision is to be appended to the licence.
 Allan J. Darling
 Secretary General

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