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Ottawa, 30 September 1999
Decision CRTC 99-451
Regional Cable TV (Western) Inc.
Oliver and Osoyoos, British Columbia - 199905642
16 August 1999 Public Hearing
National Capital Region
Acquisition of assets of the cable distribution undertaking serving Oliver and Osoyoos
1.  The Commission approves the application for authority to acquire the assets of the cable distribution undertaking serving Oliver and Osoyoos from Wood Lake Cable Ltd., and for a broadcasting licence to continue the operation of this undertaking.
2.  The Commission will issue a Class 2 licence to Regional Cable TV (Western) Inc. expiring 31 August 2001 (the current expiry date), upon surrender of the current licence. The operation of this undertaking will be regulated pursuant to Parts 1 and 2 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations. The authority granted herein is subject to the conditions set out in this decision and to any other condition specified in the licence to be issued.
3.  The purchase price relating to this transaction is $5,300,000 subject to adjustments on closing. Based on the evidence filed with the application, the Commission has no concerns with respect to the availability or the adequacy of the required financing.
4.  The Commission reminds the purchaser of its longstanding policy that subscribers should not be required to pay higher fees merely because the ownership or control of a cable television system has changed hands.
5.  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.
6.  It is a condition of 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.
7.  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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