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Public Notice
CRTC 2001-64


See also: 2001-64-1

Ottawa, 5 June 2001


The Commission has received the following applications:




1. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Mulgrave, NS


2. 3224503 Canada Inc. and 3145069
Canada Inc.
Drummondville and Saint-Hyacinthe, QC


3. Metromedia CMR Broadcasting Inc.
Saint-Jérôme, QC


4. Rogers Cable Inc. and Rogers
Cablesystems Ontario Limited

Bolton, Erin, Grand River, etc., ON


5. John Elliott
Sault Ste. Marie, ON


6. Homegrown Community Radio
Wilno, ON


7. C.O.R.B. Swift Current & District Inc.
Swift Current, SK


8. The Miracle Channel Association
Burmis, AB


9. Craig Broadcast Alberta Inc.
Edmonton and Calgary, AB


10. Cathe Wagg (CFIY-FM)
Campbell River, BC


11. Wells Best Seniors Association
Wells, BC


Mulgrave, Nova Scotia
Application No. 1999-1411-4


Application by the CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION to amend the licence of CBH-FM Halifax.


The licensee proposes to add an FM transmitter atMulgrave to offer the programming of CBH-FM Halifax' Radio Two service.


The transmitter will operate on frequency 103.1 MHz (channel 276C1) with an effective radiated power of 40,500 watts.


Licensee's address:

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
250 Lanark Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Z 6R5
Fax: (613) 724-5668


Examination of application:

Post Office
Mulgrave, Nova Scotia


Drummondville, Quebec
Application No. 2001-0405-0

Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
Application No. 2001-0404-2


Applications for authority to transfer all of the shares of 3224503 CANADA INC. and 3145069 CANADA INC. who respectively own and operate the radio programming undertakings CHRD-FM Drummondville and CFEI-FM Saint-Hyacinthe to Astral Radio Group Inc.


The approval of the two applications could contribute to an increase in the level of radio ownership concentration in Quebec, particularly in communities along the geographic corridor extending from Hull, through Montréal, to Quebec City, and north from Quebec City to Chicoutimi. Astral Radio Group presently owns 12 radio stations in Québec (CHIK-FM Quebec City, CFMO-FM Lévis, CIGB-FM Trois-Rivières, CIMO-FM Magog, CJAB-FM Chicoutimi, CJMM-FM Rouyn-Noranda, CJMV-FM Val d'Or, CJRC Gatineau, CKMF-FM Montréal, CKRS Chicoutimi, CKSM Shawinigan and CKTF-FM Gatineau) and is a 50% shareholder in two other stations (CHRC-AM Quebec City and CKAC Montréal).


Licensee's address:

3224503 Canada inc. and 3145069 Canada inc.
c/o Jean-François Lebrun
1180 Drummond Street
Suite 400
Montréal, Quebec
Fax: (514) 393-1024


Examination of applications:


2100 Ste-Catherine West
Montréal, Quebec


2070 St-Georges Street
Drummondville, Quebec


855 Ste-Marie Avenue
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec


Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
Application No. 2000-2141-0


Application by METROMEDIA CMR BROADCASTING INC. to amend the licence of CIME-FM.


The licensee proposes to increase the effective radiated power from 630 to 11,700 watts and to change the channel associated with its frequency from 280A to 280C1.


The licensee wishes to reach all sectors within its broadcasting area and to increase the quality of its signal rebroadcast at Mont-Tremblant.


Licensee's address:

Metromedia CMR Broadcasting Inc.
211 Gordon Avenue
Verdun, Quebec
H4G 2R2
Fax: (514) 761-2122


Examination of application:

Suite 105
120 de La Gare Street
Saint-Jérôme, Quebec


Bolton, Erin, Grand River/Kitchener, Grand Valley, Newmarket, Orangeville, Pickering, Pine Ridge/Oshawa, Richmond Hill, Toronto/Downsview, Toronto(Metro)/ Scarborough, Toronto/Peel, Toronto/York, Ajax, Guelph and Toronto/Etobicoke/ Mississauga, Ontario
Application Nos. 2001-0320-1, 2001-0322-6, 2001-0335-9, 2001-0323-4, 2001-0324-2, 2001-0325-0, 2001-0326-8, 2001-0327-6, 2001-0328-4, 2001-0321-8, 2001-0329-2, 2001-0330-0, 2001-0331-7, 2001-0332-5, 2001-0333-3, 2001-0334-1


Applications by ROGERS CABLE INC. and ROGERS CABLESYSTEMS ONTARIO LIMITED to amend the licences of its cable systems serving the above-mentioned locations.


The licensee has applied for the authority to distribute the signal of WNYO-49 (Warner Brothers) Buffalo, New York, as part of a digital service offering, on a discretionary tier of its cable distribution undertakings serving the above-noted localities.


Under the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations, Commission authorization is required if a Class 1 or 2 cable licensee wishes to distribute the programming service of any non-Canadian television station that is received directly over-the-air at the local head-end and that began operation after January 1, 1985. WNYO-49 began operating in October 1996.


Licensee's address:

Rogers Cable Inc.
333 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 1G9
Fax: (416) 935-4875


Examination of applications:


62 Queen Street East
Bolton, Ontario


For Erin, Grand Valley, Orangeville:
70 C-Line Road
Orangeville, Ontario


For Grand River/Kitchener:
85 Grand Crest Place
Kitchener, Ontario


Rogers Video
492 Edinburgh Road South
Guelph, Ontario


20 Gladman Avenue
Newmarket, Ontario


For Pickering,Toronto (Metro)/Scarborough:
3330 McNicholl Avenue
Scarborough, Ontario


For Pine Ridge/Oshawa, Ajax:
301 Marwood Drive
Oshawa, Ontario


244 Newkirk Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario


For Toronto/Downsview, Toronto/Peel, Toronto/Etobicoke/Mississauga:
855 York Mills Road
Don Mills, Ontario


For Toronto/York:
3573 Wolfedale Road
Mississauga, Ontario


Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Application No. 2001-0452-1


Application by JOHN ELLIOTT to amend the licence of its tourist information radio programming undertaking.


The licensee proposes to change the frequency from 96.3 MHz (channel 242LP) to 92.9 MHz (channel 225LP).


The licensee wishes to eliminate co-channel interference with a Michigan station broadcasting on 96.3 MHz.


The coverage contour of the station will not change.


Licensee's address:

Elliott Communications
56 Walnut Street
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
P6B 2E5
Fax: 603-687-7363


Examination of application:

334 Bay Street
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario


Wilno, Ontario
Application No. 2001-0400-3


Application by HOMEGROWN COMMUNITY RADIO to amend the licence of CHCR-FM Killaloe, Ontario.


The licensee proposes to add an FM transmitter at Wilno to offer the programming of CHCR-FM, to adequately serve the population of Wilno.


The transmitter will operate on frequency 104.5 MHz (channel 283LP) with an effective radiated power of 35 watts.


Licensee's address:


Homegrown Community Radio
P.O. Box 195
Killaloe, Ontario
K0J 2A0
Fax: (613) 757-0818


Examination of application:


7A Lake Street
Killaloe, Ontario


Whiteheads General Store
Wilno, Ontario


Wilno Tavern
Wilno, Ontario


Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Application No. 2000-1950-7


Application by C.O.R.B. SWIFT CURRENT & DISTRICT INC. to amend the licence of its radiocommunication distribution undertakingserving Swift Current.


The licensee proposes to increase the effective radiated power of CHSK-FM inSwift Currentfrom 440 to 4,710 watts and to relocate the transmitter approximately 240 metres from its present site.


Licensee's address:

C.O.R.B. Swift Current & District Inc.
P.O. Box 1270
Swift Current, Saskatchewan
S9H 3X4
Fax: (306) 778-8866


Examination of application:

Robinson Electric
120 Central Avenue
Swift Current, Saskatchewan


Burmis, Alberta
Application No. 2000-1949-9


Application by THE MIRACLE CHANNEL ASSOCIATION to amend the licence of CJIL-TV Lethbridge.


The licensee proposes to add a transmitter at Burmis to offer the programming of CJIL-TV.


The transmitter will operate on channel 55A with an effective radiated power of 790 watts.


Licensee's address:

The Miracle Channel Association
P.O. Box 1566
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1J 4K3
Fax: (403) 380-3322


Examination of application:

Pincher Auto Wrecker
3 Blocks North & 1 Block East of Highway 3
Pincher Station, Alberta


Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta
Application Nos. 2001-0112-1, 2001-0627-0


Application by CRAIG BROADCAST ALBERTA INC to amend the licences of CKEM-TV and CKAL-TV.


The licensee proposes to amend the existing condition of licence relating to the fund in support of independent program production in Alberta by permitting the fund to be used not just for programming in the drama, music and variety but to support other priority programming, such as documentaries.


The current condition is proposed to be amended by adding the underlined changes set out below:


" is a condition of licence that A-Channel, over the course of the licence term, contribute a minimum of $14,070,000 to a fund in support of independent program production in Alberta, and to ensure that $11,835,000 of this amount is directed to independent Alberta producers for the production of priority programming as defined in Public Notice CRTC 1999-97, Building on Success - A Policy Framework for Canadian Television".


Licensee's address:

Craig Broadcast Alberta Inc.
535 - 7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary Alberta
T2P 0Y4
Fax: (403) 508-2224


Examination of applications:

At the licensee's address


Campbell River, British Columbia
Application No. 2001-0539-7


Application by Cathe Wagg to amend the licence of CFIY-FM.


The licensee proposes to decrease the effective radiated power from 50 to 27 watts and to relocate its transmitter approximately 0.8 kilometres south-east from its present site.


The coverage contour of the station will not change.


Licensee's address:

Cathe Wagg
3850 Asman Turn
Campbell River, British Columbia
V9H 1J2
Fax: (707) 276-0043


Examination of application:

#201-919 Island Hwy
Campbell River, British Columbia


Wells, British Columbia
Application No. 2001-0311-9


Application by WELLS BEST SENIORS ASSOCIATION to amend the licence of radiocommunication distribution undertakingsystem serving Wells.


The licensee proposes to delete channel 11 and add channel 7 with a transmitter power of 5 watts.


The licensee indicates that he is experiencing technical problems with channel 11 andproposes to replace it with channel 7.


Licensee's address:

Wells Best Seniors Association
P.O. Box 216
Wells, British Columbia
V0K 2R0
Fax: (250) 994-3425


Examination of application:

2340 Pooley Street
Wells, British Columbia





10 July 2001


The intervention must be received by the CRTC and by the applicant ON OR BEFORE the above-mentioned date. The Commission cannot be held responsible for postal delays.


Your intervention will be considered by the Commission, and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to you, provided the procedure set out below has been followed. You will be contacted only if your submission raises procedural questions.


Submit your written intervention to the Secretary General of the Commission in ONLY ONE of the following formats:


CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2


Secretary General - (819) 994-0218




A true copy MUST be sent to the applicant and proof that this has been done must accompany the intervention sent to the Commission.


Where the intervention is filed by electronic means, the line ***End of document*** should be entered following the last paragraph of the document, as an indication that the document has not been damaged during electronic transmission.


Please note, that only the documents (applications and interventions) electronically filed will be available on the Commission's web site. You will be able to access these documents by indicating the public notice or the notice of public hearing number.


Each paragraph of the document should be numbered.


Your intervention should clearly identify the application and indicate whether you support or oppose the application, or if you propose changes to it, include the facts and grounds for your proposal.


In the event that the application is brought to the oral phase of the hearing, and if you wish to appear, you must provide reasons why your written comments are not sufficient and why an appearance is necessary.


In exceptional circumstances, the Commission may allow an intervenor to present its intervention by teleconference. At the time of filing its intervention, the intervenor must clearly indicate why the Commission should grant such a request.




Documents are available at the local address provided in this notice and at the Commission offices and documentation centres directly involved with these applications or, upon request, within 48 hours, at any other CRTC offices and documentation centres.


Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room G-5
Hull, Quebec K1A 0N2
Tel: (819) 997-2429 - TDD: 994-0423
FAX: (819) 994-0218





Bank of Commerce Building
1809 Barrington Street, Suite 1007
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K8
Tel: (902) 426-7997 - TDD: 426-6997
FAX: (902) 426-2721


405 de Maisonneuve Blvd. East
2nd Floor, Suite B2300
Montréal, Quebec H2L 4J5
Tel: (514) 283-6607 - TDD: 283-8316
FAX: (514) 283-3689


55 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M2
Tel: (416) 952-9096
FAX: (416) 954-6343


Kensington Building
275 Portage Avenue, Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3
Tel: (204) 983-6306 - TDD: 983-8274
FAX: (204) 983-6317


Cornwall Professional Building
2125 - 11th Avenue, Room 103
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3X3
Tel: (306) 780-3422
FAX: (306) 780-3319


10405 Jasper Avenue, Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4
Tel: (780) 495-3224
FAX: (780) 495-3214


530-580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B6
Tel: (604) 666-2111 - TDD: 666-0778
FAX: (604) 666-8322


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