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Decision CRTC 2000-18
Ottawa, 19 January 2000
Native Communication Inc.
Selkirk, Fairford and Peguis, Manitoba  – 199811063
16 November 1999 Public Hearing  in Saskatoon
New Type B FM native radio programming undertaking


The Commission approves the application for a broadcasting licence for an English- and Native-language radio programming undertaking at Selkirk.


Programming will originate from studios in Thompson, with local programming from studios in Winnipeg. This undertaking will operate on the frequency 105.5 MHz, channel 288C1, with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts and transmitters as detailed below:




96.9 MHz


100.9 MHz


Consistent with Public Notice CRTC 1990-89 dated 20 September 1990 entitled Native Broadcasting Policy and subject to the requirements of this decision, the Commission will issue a licence for a Type B FM native radio undertaking. This licence will expire on 31 August 2006, and will be subject to the conditions specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued.


Native Communication Inc. (NCI) has indicated that it will split feed its commercials between Selkirk (southern Manitoba) and Thompson (northern Manitoba), while still allowing clients the option to air their commercial spots on the full NCI FM radio network.


The Commission notes that the new FM station will originate the network morning show, a talk show and news from studios in Winnipeg, with the remaining programming coming from CINC-FM Thompson. The programming will be broadcast equally in English and in native languages.
Conditions of licence


This licence will be subject to the conditions specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued. By conditions of licence, the licensee must:
  • broadcast no more than an average of 4 minutes of advertising per hour per day, with a miximum of 6 minutes in any given hour, in accordance with the native radio policy for Type B stations;
  • adhere to the guidelines on gender portrayal set out in the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ (CAB) Sex-role portrayal code for television and radio programming, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.
  • adhere to the provisions of the CAB’s Broadcast Code for Advertising to Children, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.


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.


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.


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.
Secretary General

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