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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2003-47


See also: 2003-47-1

Ottawa, 16 September 2003

  The Commission has received the following applications:


21 October 2003




CTV Television Inc.
Across Canada


The Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc.
Hearst, Ontario


Bragg Communications Incorporated and Bay Communications Incorporated
Kingston and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia


Across Canada
Application No. 2003-0927-0
  Application by CTV TELEVISION INC. to revise certain elements of the benefits package associated with the transfer of effective control of CTV Inc. to BCE Inc., as approved in Decision CRTC 2000-747, dated 7 December 2000. The various initiatives proposed by BCE Inc. and accepted by the Commission as tangible benefits represented incremental expenditures totalling $230 million over seven years.
  CTV proposes that certain benefit expenditures be reallocated as follows:
  Description of Benefit



Proposed # of hours

  Documentaries - 35 hours of long form documentaries

$18 M

$12.5 M

No change

  New movie series: Heroes, Champions & Villain -
28 hours (14 movies).

$45.5 M

$51 M*

No change

  2-Way Hot - A weekly 30-minute current affairs show produced by and for youth using web tools and technologies

$11 M

$2.7 M

Initiative to be discontinued

  Regional specialists: Journalism of the Future

$14 M

$13.3 M


  Support for High Definition programming


$9 M



$88.5 M

$88.5 M


  * CTV also proposes that $3 million of the $45.5 million, originally earmarked for 3rd party promotion of the movie series, be spent on the production of television movies.
  Licensee's address:

9 Channel Nine Court
Scarborough, Ontario
M1S 4B5
Fax: (416) 332-6314
  Examination of application:

ATV Halifax
2885 Robie St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

ATV Sydney/Cape Breton, CJCB
1283 George St.
Sydney, Nova Scotia

ATV Moncton, CKCW
191 Halifax St.
Moncton, New Brunswick

ATV Saint John, CKLT
75 Prince William St., Suite 420
Saint John, New Brunswick

ASN, Atlantic Satellite Network
2885 Robie St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

CFCF Montreal
1205 Papineau Avenue
Montréal, Quebec

CJOH Ottawa
1500 Merivale Road
Nepean, Ontario

CFTO Toronto
9 Channel Nine Court
Scarborough, Ontario

CKCO Kitchener/London
864 King St. West
Kitchener, Ontario

MCTV Sudbury
699 Frood Road
Sudbury, Ontario

MCTV Timmins
681 Pine St. North
Timmins, Ontario

MCTV North Bay
245 Oak St. East
North Bay, Ontario

MCTV Sault Ste. Marie
119 East St.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

CKY Winnipeg
CKY Building Polo Park
Winnipeg, Manitoba

CTV Saskatoon, CFQC
216 First Avenue North
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

CTV Regina, CKCK
Hwy. #1 East
Regina, Saskatchewan

CTV Prince Albert, CIPA
22 - 10th St. West
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

CTV Yorkton, CICC
95 East Broadway
Yorkton, Saskatchewan

CFCN Calgary
80 Patina Rise SW
Calgary, Alberta

CFCN Lethbridge
640 - 13 St. North
Lethbridge, Alberta

CFRN Edmonton
18520 Stony Plain Road
Edmonton, Alberta

CTV British Columbia, CIVT
750 Burrard St., Suite 300
Vancouver, British Columbia

[Intervention Form]


Hearst, Ontario
Application No. 2003-0571-5
  Application by THE HALIBURTON BROADCASTING GROUP INC. to amend the licence of radio programming undertaking CKAP-FM Kapuskasing.
  The licensee proposes to add an FM transmitter atHearst to broadcast the programming of CKAP-FM, to adequately serve the population of Hearst.
  The transmitter will operate on frequency 94.5 MHz (channel 233A) with an effective radiated power of 1,200 watts (non-directional antenna/effective antenna height 51 metres).
  Licensee's address:

57 Elm Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 1N6
Fax: (416) 925-6256
  Examination of application:

Town Hall
Hearst, Ontario

[Intervention Form]


Kingston and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Application Nos. 2003-0732-3, 2003-0733-1
  Applications by BRAGG COMMUNICATIONS INCORPORATED and BAY COMMUNICATIONS INCORPORATED to amend the broadcasting licences of the cable distribution undertakings serving the above-mentioned locations.
  The licensees propose to change their licence classification from Class 1 to Class 2. The licensees note that this request is a result of falling below the threshold of a Class 1 licensee, to fewer than 6,000 subscribers. It is requested that this change in class of licence be made retroactive to
1 September 2002.
  The licensees note that this change in class would provide relief from the regulatory requirements of section 29(5) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations. Section 29(5) sets out the obligations of Class 1 with respect to contributions to Canadian programming, including contributions to the Canadian production fund. Instead, the licensees would be subject to the requirements of section 29(6) which sets out the obligations of Class 2 with respect to contributions to Canadian programming. This would permit the applicants to offer all of their Canadian programming funding contributions to local expression.
  Licensee's address:

P.O. Box 8660
Station A
6080 Young Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 5M3
Fax:(902) 431-1180
  Examination of applications:

Spears & MacLeod Pharmacy
333 Main Street
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Valley Drug Mart
613 Main Street
Kingston, Nova Scotia

[Intervention Form]






21 October 2003

  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:

by using the form
[Intervention Form]




by electronic mail to




by mail at
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2




by fax to the
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


Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road, Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4S5
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
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
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