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Decision CRTC 2001-751

Ottawa, 11 December 2001

Ile a La Crosse Communication Society Inc.
Ile-à-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan
2001-0754-1, 2001-0762-4

19 November 2001 Public Hearing
in Montreal

Acquisition of assets


The Commission approves the applications for authority to acquire the assets of the cable distribution undertaking serving Ile-à-la-Crosse as well as the assets of the radio programming undertaking CILX-FM Ile-à-la-Crosse, from Belanger Communications Inc., and for broadcasting licences to continue the operation of these undertakings.


The Commission notes that the licences of these undertakings will be held by a not-for-profit organization whose structure provides for membership and management by members of the community at large.

The cable distribution undertaking


The Commission will issue a Class 3 licence to Ile a La Crosse Communication Society Inc., expiring 31 August 2008, upon surrender of the current licence. The operation of this undertaking will be regulated pursuant to the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the regulations). The licence will be subject to the conditions specified in this decision and to any other condition that may be specified in the licence to be issued.


Pursuant to section 7(a) of the regulations, the licensee is authorized, by condition of licence, to distribute the proceedings of the House of Commons on the community channel at times when community programming is not being distributed.


The signals that the licensee is authorized to distribute may be received by direct reception, or from any Canadian broadcasting distribution undertaking (licensed or exempted) which is authorized to provide signals to other distributors.


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.



Upon surrender of the current licence, the Commission will issue a licence to Ile a La Crosse Communication Society Inc., expiring 31 August 2008. The licence will be subject to the conditions set out in Public Notice CRTC 1999-137.


The Commission notes that the station will continue to broadcast 40 hours per week of local programming and 86 hours per week of programming from the Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation Network.

Other matters


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 (Public Notice CRTC 1992-59).

Related CRTC documents

  • Public Notice 1999-137 - New licence form for commercial radio stations
  • Public Notice 1998-41 - Commercial radio policy, 1998

Secretary General

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Date Modified: 2001-12-11

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