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Ottawa, 29 July 1999

Decision CRTC 99-186

Nor-Com Electronics Ltd.

Carrot River, Saskatchewan - 199900700

Public Hearing held on 14 June 1999
National Capital Region

New low-power FM radio programming undertaking

1.  The Commission approves the application for a broadcasting licence for an English-language, low-power FM radio programming undertaking at Carrot River.

2.  Subject to the requirements of this decision, the Commission will issue a licence expiring 31 August 2005. This licence will be subject to the conditions specified in the licence to be issued.

3.  The new station will rebroadcast the programs of CFMI-FM Vancouver and offer 3 hours a week of locally-originated programming in the English and Cree languages.

4.  The licence will only be issued and effective when the new station is ready to begin operation. When the licensee has completed construction and is prepared to commence operation, it must advise the Commission in writing. If the station is not constructed and ready to operate within 12 months of today's date, extensions to this time frame may be granted provided that the licensee applies in writing to the Commission before the 12-month period or any extension of that period expires.

5.  The new FM station will operate on the frequency 88.1 MHz, channel 201LP with an effective radiated power of 13 watts.

6.  The technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM service. Accordingly, the applicant would have to select another frequency for the operation of the service should optimum utilization of the broadcasting spectrum so require.

7.  The Department of Industry has advised the Commission that this application is conditionally technically acceptable. The Department will only issue a Broadcasting Certificate once it has determined that the proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.

8.  In accordance with section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the Commission will only issue the licence and grant the authority to operate when it receives notification from the Department of Industry that its technical requirements have been met, and that a Broadcasting Certificate will be issued.

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