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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2004-87

  Ottawa, 15 November 2004
  The Commission has received the following applications. The deadline for submission of interventions/comments is 20 December 2004.
Item Applicant and Locality


CTV Television Inc.
Across Canada


Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Stephenville, Newfounland and Labrador


Across Canada
Application No. 2004-0921-0
  Application by CTV Television Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence to carry on the national specialty television service known as CTV NewsNet.
  The licensee proposes to delete the following conditions of licence:

1. (b) Subject to 1. (d), the licensee shall maintain a "headline news" format, as described in its original application for a broadcasting licence, presented in a continuously-updated fifteen minute wheel.


1. (c) Subject to 1. (d), in any broadcast week, no fifteen-minute period shall elapse without the broadcast of a headline news segment of a minimum of two minutes duration (excluding commercials). The headline news segment must contain a comprehensive news bulletin that includes such programming elements as news, weather, sports and business reports.


1. (d) The licensee shall be deemed to be in compliance with this condition provided there are no more than 25 occurrences, during any broadcast week, in which more than 15 minutes elapse without the broadcast of a headline news segment, as described in 1. (c). For the purposes of assessing compliance with this requirement, each 15-minute period that elapses without the broadcast of such a headline news segment shall count as a separate occurrence.


1. (e) During any occurrence in which more than 15 minutes elapse without the broadcast of a headline news segment, the licensee must provide an onscreen display of the headline news items.

  The licensee also proposes to revise condition 1. (a) to add "headline news" to the description of its nature of service and add programming category 2. (a) as follows:

1. (a) The licensee shall provide a national English-language headline news television specialty service, and shall draw its programming exclusively from the following categories, as set out in section 6 of Schedule I of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990, as amended from time to time:

  1. News
  2. (a) Analysis and interpretation
  3. Reporting and actualities
  12. Interstitials
  13. Public Service Announcements
  14. Infomercials, promotional and corporate videos.
  Licensee's address:

9 Channel Nine Court
Scarborough, Ontario
M1S 4B5
Fax: (416) 332-4580
  Examination of application:

At licensee's address

[Interventions/comments form]


Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador
Application No. 2004-0574-7
  Application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to amend the licence of radio programming undertaking CBN-FM St. John's.
  The licensee proposes to add an FM transmitter atStephenville to broadcast the programming of CBN-FM Radio Two in order to serve the population of Stephenville.
  The transmitter would operate on frequency 95.1 MHz (channel 236B) with an effective radiated power of 8,925 watts (non-directional antenna/antenna height of 344.2 metres).
  Licensee's address:

181 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1K9
Fax: (613) 288-6189
  Examination of application:

Post Office
Station Main
144 Main Street
Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador

[Interventions/comments form]


Public Participation


Deadline for interventions/comments


20 December 2004

  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.
  The intervention must include one of the following statements in either the first or the last paragraph:
  1 - I want to appear at the public hearing.
2 - I do not want to appear at the public hearing.
3 - I will appear at the public hearing if requested by the Commission.
  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 link to the
interventions/Comments form located below the description of each application within this notice of public hearing




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.
  The Commission advises those who file and serve by electronic mode to exercise caution when using e-mail for service of documents or notification, as it may be difficult to establish that service has occurred.
  Before initiating service through electronic mode, please ensure that you will be able to satisfy the Commission, upon request, that service of the notification was completed.
  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.
  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.
  Persons requiring communications support such as assistance listening devices and sign language interpretation are requested to inform the commission at least twenty (20) days before the commencement of the public hearing so that the necessary arrangements can be made.

All information submitted, including your email address, name and any other personal information as provided, will become part of the public record and can be viewed on the Commission's Web site.
  Documents sent in electronic format will be put on the Commission's Web site exactly as we received them, and in the official language and format in which they are sent. Documents not received electronically will be scanned and put on the Web site.
  Examination of documents
  An electronic version of applications is available from the Commission's web site by selecting the application number within this notice.
  A list of all interventions/comments will also be available on the Commission's Web site. An electronic version of all interventions/comments submitted will be accessible from this list. To access the list, select "Lists of interventions/comments" under "Public Proceedings" from the Commission's Web site.
  Documents are also available during normal office hours 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 2 working days, at any other CRTC offices and documentation centres.
  Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
Gatineau, 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 Boulevard 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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