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Ottawa, 23 August 1999
Decision CRTC 99-296
Okanagan Skeena Group Limited
Kitimat; Prince Rupert; and Terrace, British Columbia - 199809456 - 199809464 - 199809498
Applications processed by
Public Notice CRTC 1999-85
dated 18 May 1999
Licence renewals
1.  The Commission renews the Class 2 licences for the cable distribution undertakings serving the above-noted communities, from 1 September 1999 to 31 August 2006.
2.  The operation of these undertakings is regulated pursuant to Parts 1 and 2 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the regulations). The licences will be subject to the conditions in effect under the current licences as well as to those conditions specified in this decision and in the licences to be issued.
3.  The licensee may receive any authorized signals over the air, or from any licensed or exempted Canadian broadcasting distribution undertaking authorized to provide signals to other broadcasting distribution undertakings.
4.  The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, CIFG-TV (CTV) Prince George, as part of the basic service. The Commission notes that the licensee will receive this signal by microwave.
5.  The licensee is also authorized, by condition of licence, to distribute, at its option, WXYZ-TV (ABC) and WTOL-TV (CBS) Toledo, Ohio, as well as KING-TV (NBC) and KCTS-TV (PBS) Seattle, Washington, as part of the basic service. The Commission notes that the licensee will receive these signals by satellite.
6.  The licensee is authorized to distribute CFTK-TV (CBC) Terrace, as part of the basic service of the undertaking serving Prince Rupert. The Commission notes that this signal will be received via microwave.
7.  The licensee is relieved, by condition of licence, from the requirement of section 17 of the regulations to distribute local station CFTK-TV-1 (CBC) Prince Rupert, as part of the basic service of the Prince Rupert undertaking, so long as it distributes the signal of CFTK-TV (CBC) Terrace.
8.  The licensee is authorized to originate a video games service as a special programming service, offered on a discretionary basis, subject to the conditions of licence listed in Decision CRTC 95-591 dated 24 August 1995.
9.  It is a condition of each licence that, for community programming and any other programming of a service that it originates, the licensee adhere to the guidelines on the depiction of violence in television programming set out in the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Voluntary Code Regarding Violence in Television Programming, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.
10.  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. 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.
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