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Decision CRTC 2001-458-12

See also: 2001-458, 2001-458-1, 2001-458-2, 2001-458-3, 2001-458-4, 2001-458-5, 2001-458-6, 2001-458-7, 2001-458-8, 2001-458-9, 2001-458-10, 2001-458-11, 2001-458-13, 2001-458-14

Ottawa, 2 August 2001

Global Communications Limited
Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna and Prince George, British Columbia
2000-2283-0, 2000-2278-1, 2000-2279-9, 2000-2276-5

17 April 2001 Public Hearing
National Capital Region

Licence renewals for CHAN-TV, CHKM-TV, CHKL-TV and CIFG-TV


The Commission renews the licences for the following television programming undertakings and their transmitters:

· CHAN-TV Vancouver and its transmitters CHAN-TV-1 Chilliwack, CHAN-TV-2 Bowen Island, CHAN-TV-3 Squamish, CHAN-TV-4 Courtenay, CHAN-TV-5 Brackendale, CHAN-TV-6 Wilson Creek, CHAN-TV-7 Whistler, CITM-TV 100 Mile House, CITM-TV-1 Williams Lake and CITM-TV-2 Quesnel;

· CHKM-TV Kamloops and its transmitter CHKM-TV-1 Pritchard;

· CHKL-TV Kelowna and its transmitters CHKL-TV-1 Penticton, CHKL-TV-2 Vernon, CHKL-TV-3 Revelstoke, CKKM-TV Oliver/Osoyoos, CISR-TV Santa Rosa, CISR-TV-1 Grand Forks, CKTN-TV Trail, CKTN-TV-1 Castlegar, CKTN-TV-2 Taghum, CKTN-TV-3 Nelson and CKTN-TV-4 Creston; and

· CIFG-TV Prince George.

The licences for these undertakings will be subject to the terms, conditions of licence and commitments set out below, as well as to those contained in Decision CRTC 2001-458. The Commission notes that CIFG-TV is also subject to the condition of licence regarding the broadcast of 8 hours per week of Canadian programming (see Appendix 2, Decision CRTC 2001-458).

Most of the programming broadcast by CHKM-TV, CHKL-TV and CIFG-TV is received from CHAN-TV, but the former three stations carry local advertising material.



The licences will be in effect from 1 September 2001 to 31 August 2008.


The Commission notes that this licensee is subject to the Employment Equity Act and therefore files reports concerning employment equity with Human Resources Development Canada.

Conditions of licence


In each broadcast year, the licensee shall caption 90% of all programming during the broadcast day, including 100% of all category 1 - News programming.

Conditions of licence for CHAN-TV


The licensee shall permit the licensees of television stations CFJC-TV Kamloops, CKPG-TV Prince George, CJDC-TV Dawson Creek and CFTK-TV Terrace to cover over those commercials that are not carried on all conventional television undertakings owned or controlled by Canwest Global Communications Inc., with commercials sold by the above listed broadcasters.

Such covering over shall take place at the rebroadcasting stations that distribute the CHAN-TV signal into the above listed broadcasters' respective markets. Such covering over shall be at the above listed broadcasters' expense.


In addition to the requirements of condition of licence number 4 set out in Appendix 2 to Decision CRTC 2001-458, the licensee shall broadcast in the second year of the licence term an average of 2 hours per week of described Canadian priority programs from categories 7 (Drama) and 2b) (Long-form documentary), between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.

In fulfilling this condition, a minimum of 50% of the required hours must be original broadcasts. Further, the licensee may broadcast up to one hour per week of described children's programming at an appropriate children's viewing time.



The Commission notes the licensee's commitment to broadcast on CHAN-TV a minimum level of local programming of 42.5 hours in each broadcast week.


The Commission also notes the commitment made by the licensee regarding CHAN-TV, as set out in Decision CRTC 2000-221, that management of programming and of news at CHAN-TV shall be kept separate from that of its sister station, CHEK-TV Victoria.

Secretary General

This decision is to be appended to each licence. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined at the following Internet site:

Date Modified: 2001-08-02

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