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Public Notice CRTC 2001-97

Ottawa, 30 August 2001

The Commission has received the following applications:




3429873 Canada Inc. (TreeHouse TV) - Across Canada


Canal Évasion inc. - Across Canada


3824586 Canada Inc. (CIKR-FM) - Kingston, Ontario


Rogers Broadcasting Limited (CHFM-FM) - Calgary, Alberta


Rogers Radio (British Columbia) Ltd. (CKVX-FM-1) - Abbotsford, British Columbia/(Colombie-Britannique)


Across Canada
Application No. 2001-0724-4

Application by 3429873 CANADA INC. to amend the licence of the national specialty television service known as TreeHouse TV.

The licensee proposes to amend condition of licence no. 2 limiting the broadcast of programs offered by the specialty service YTV, as follows:

2.a) Except as provided in subsection (b), in any month, none of the programs broadcast by the licensee shall be broadcast by the specialty service YTV.

2.b) For the period of December 1 to December 31 of each broadcast year, the licensee may broadcast up to a maximum of twenty (20) hours of programming from categories 5a, 7 and 11, featuring a Christmas or Chanukah Theme, and broadcast on YTV.

The applicant states that this amendment will allow it to make more special holiday programming available to pre-school children, during the month of December.

The licensee received Commission approval to broadcast up to 10 hours of such programming in December 2000. It considers that the program strategy was a success and wishes to extend the flexibility indefinitely.

Licensee's address:

TreeHouse TV
64 Jefferson Avenue
Unit 18
Toronto, Ontario
M6K 3H3
Fax: (416) 534-2809

Examination of application:

At the licensee's address


Across Canada
Application No. 2001-0756-7

Application by CANAL ÉVASION INC. to amend the licence of the French-language national specialty television service known as "Canal Évasion".

The licensee proposes to change condition of licence 1(b) relating to program categories which currently reads as follows:

Nature of service

1(b) ninety percent of the programming must be drawn from category 5b (Education - Informal) and 10% from category 11 (Human interest), as set out in Schedule I of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990.

The licensee is requesting the following amendments:

Programming will be drawn from the following program categories:

1 News
2a Analysis and interpretation
2b Long-form documentary
5b Informal education/recreation and leisure
7c Specials, mini-series, made-for-TV feature films
7d Theatrical feature films aired on TV
8a Music and dance other than music video programs or clips
8b Music video clips
9 Variety
11 General intertainment and human interest
12 Interstitials
13 Public service announcements
14 Infomercials, promotional and corporate videos

The licensee has indicated that it would accept the following limitations for the new program categories:

7d 5 % of the broadcast week
8b 5% of the broadcast week

The program categories requested by Canal Évasion are identical to those authorized for Travel TV, an English-language digital specialty service approved on 24 November 2000. The majority shareholder in Travel TV is Bell Globemedia Inc., which is also the majority shareholder in Canal Évasion. Canal Évasion has agreed to all the limitations already imposed on Travel TV.

Reasons for the requested amendment:

Canal Évasion requires flexibility to continue to adhere to its commitments with respect to Canadian content to provide enhanced and diverse programming to its subscribers.

Canal Évasion also points out that the proposed changes may permit it to benefit from the synergies that may result from the operation of Travel TV as well as enabling it to exchange programs and collaborate with its french partner La Chaîne Voyage.

Licensee's address:

Canal Évasion inc.
1205 Papineau Street
Suite 350
Montréal, Québec
H2K 4R2
Fax : 514-590-0146

Examination of application:

At the licensee's address


Kingston, Ontario
Application No. 2001-0531-3

Application by 3824586 CANADA amend the licence of radio station CIKR-FM.

The licensee proposes to relocate its transmitter to the CKWS-TV site, a distance of 3.9 kilometres from the existing site.

The licensee wishes to provide a stronger signal to Kingston and facilitate reception to buildings in the central reception area.

The Commission notes that the proposed change will result in a modest expansion of the approved coverage contours.

Licensee's address:

863 Princess Street
Suite 300
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 5N4
Fax:: 613-549-5302

Examination of application:

At the licensee's address


Calgary, Alberta
Application No. 2001-0586-8

Application by ROGERS BROADCASTING LIMITED to amend the licence of radio station CHFM-FM.

The licensee proposes to decreasethe effective radiated power from 74,000 watts to 48,000 watts.

The owner of the transmission tower, CFCN-TV Calgary, has decided to replace the tower.

There will be a slight reduction in the coverage area to the west of the station.

Licensee's address:

777 Jarvis Street
5th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M4Y 3B7
Fax: (416) 935-8288

Examination of application:

2723 - 37th Avenue N.E.
Calgary, Alberta


Abbotsford, British Columbia
Application No. 2001-0529-8

Application by ROGERS RADIO (BRITISH COLUMBIA) LTD. relating to radio station CKVX-FM-1.

The licensee proposes to increasethe effective radiated power from 290 to 540watts.

The licensee states that the power increase will improve signal quality throughout the coverage area.

This application requires an amendment to the licence of radio station CKVX-FM Chilliwack, the mother station.

Licensee's address:

777 Jarvis Street
5th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M4Y 3B7
Fax: (416) 935-8288

Examination of application:

520 - 45715 Hocking Avenue
Chilliwack, British Columbia

32450 Simon Avenue
Suite 206
Abbotsford, British Columbia



4 October 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

This document is available in alternative format upon request and may also be examined at the following Internet site:

Secretary General

Date Modified: 2001-08-30

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