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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-215

Ottawa, 1 August 2002

Cameron Bell Consultancy Ltd.
Chilliwack, British Columbia

Application 2002-0115-3
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2002-18
11 April 2002

Licence amendment


The Commission received an application from Cameron Bell Consultancy Ltd. to amend its broadcasting licence for a low-power weather information radio programming undertaking serving the Chilliwack area, by deleting its current conditions of licence numbers 1 and 2 related to programming and advertising and replacing them with new conditions of licence, as described below.


Currently, condition of licence number 1 requires that the licensee "use the station only for the purpose of broadcasting a weather radio service tailored to residents and travellers in the Chilliwack area, en route to weather sensitive mountain pass regions." Condition of licence number 2 requires that the licensee "not broadcast any advertising material."


In its application, the licensee stated that it wished to expand its service by broadcasting reports on highway surface conditions and other travel-safety information, as well as tourist information for the Chilliwack area. The licensee also requested authority to broadcast a maximum of six minutes of commercial material in each clock hour. It stated that it would allocate the funds generated through advertising to provide a more comprehensive tourist service to travellers in the Chilliwack area.


The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.


The Commission considers that allowing the licensee to offer programming featuring travel safety and tourist information would be in the public interest. In addition, the Commission is satisfied that authorizing the licensee to broadcast a maximum of six minutes of commercial messages in each clock hour would enable it to provide an improved service to the Chilliwack area. For these reasons, the Commission approves the application by deleting the current conditions of licence numbers 1 and 2 and replacing them with the following conditions of licence:

1. The licensee must use the station solely to provide a Tourists/Travellers Advisory Service which integrates current weather forecasts, weather bulletins, highway surface conditions and other travel-safety information, as well as tourist information for the Chilliwack area. This would include announcements that describe recreational, heritage, cultural and commercial opportunities of interest and current visitor attraction information updated as frequently as required to ensure tourists/travellers have access to the most current travel announcements.

2. During each clock hour, the licensee may broadcast not more than six minutes of commercial messages.

Secretary General

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