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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2005-90

  Ottawa, 15 September 2005
  The Commission has received the following applications. The deadline for submission of interventions/comments is 20 October 2005.

Item Applicant and Locality


Durham Radio Inc. (CKDO)
Oshawa, Ontario


O.K. Radio Group Ltd.
Edmonton, Alberta


Hornby Community Radio Society
Hornby Island, British Columbia


Rogers Broadcasting Limited (CHNU-TV)
Fraser Valley, British Columbia
1. Oshawa, Ontario
Application No. 2005-0922-6
  Application by Durham Radio Inc. to amend the licence of  radio programming undertaking CKDO Oshawa.
  The licensee proposes to amend the licence by changing the frequency from 1350 kHz to 1580 kHz. The licensee also proposes to change the authorized contours by increasingthe night-time transmitter power from 5,000 watts to 10,000 watts.
  The applicant advised that the proposed changes will allow the station to operate with 10,000 watts both day-time and night-time and provide a more consistent coverage, particularly to communities east of Oshawa.
  Licensee's address:

1200 Airport Boulevard
Suite 207
Oshawa, Ontario
L1J 8P5
Fax: (905) 571-1150 
  Examination of application:

At the licensee's address

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

2. Edmonton, Alberta
Application No. 2005-0757-7
  Application by O.K. Radio Group Ltd. to amend the licence of  radio programming undertaking CKER-FM Edmonton.
  The licensee proposes to amend the licence by changing the frequency from 101.9 MHz (channel 270C) to 101.7 MHz (channel 269C).
  The change in frequency will alleviate interference in parts of the Edmonton area.
  The contour of the station will not change.
  Licensee's address:

2750 Quadra Street
Victoria, British Colombia
V8T 4E8
Fax: (250) 475-3299
  Examination of application:

6005 Gateway Boulevard
Edmonton, Alberta

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

3. Hornby Island, British Columbia
Application No. 2005-0770-0
  Application by Hornby Community Radio Society to amend the licence of the  radio programming undertaking at Hornby Island approved in Developmental community radio station on Hornby Island, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-412, 14 September 2004.
  The licensee proposes to amend the licence by changing the frequency from 91.5 MHz (channel 218VLP) to 96.5 MHz (channel 243VLP).
  The licensee states that this proposal is to resolve interference problems from Westwave Broadcasting Inc. in Sechelt, British Columbia, subsequent to approval for an English-language FM commercial radio station in Sechelt, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-167, 20 April 2005.
  Licensee's address:

3851 Central Road
Hornby Island, British Columbia
V0R 1Z0
Fax: (250) 335-1882
  Examination of application:

At the licensee's address

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

4. Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Application No. 2005-0785-8
  Application by Rogers Broadcasting Limited to amend the licence of television programming undertaking CHNU-TV Fraser Valley, British Columbia.
  In CHNU-TV Fraser Valley, CIIT-TV Winnipeg - Acquisition of assets, new transmitter in Victoria, and new licence , Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-207, 20 May 2005,the Commission established the following condition of licence respecting balance programming with respect to CHNU-TV Fraser Valley:

3. The licensee shall broadcast a minimum of 18 hours per week of balance programming, of which 12 hours shall be Canadian and broadcast between 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. At least 15.5 hours of weekly balance programming shall be original first-run programming.


a. Balance programming is programming devoted to providing differing views on issues and events presented during the station's primary programming, which address matters from a Christian perspective, and includes the presentation of different religions.


b. At least 7.5 hours of the 18 hours of balance programming referred to above shall be faith-specific programming produced by individual non-Christian groups. These programs will include presentations from the Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh perspectives and be broadcast on weekdays between 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  In a letter dated 4 July 2005, Rogers requested that paragraph b) of condition of licence 3 be replaced by the following paragraph:

b. At least 7.5 hours of the 18 hours of balance programming referred to above shall be faith-specific programming produced by individual non-Christian groups. These programs will include presentations from a minimum of five different non-Christian faith communities every week, and be broadcast on weekdays between 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  Rogers submitted that the flexibility afforded by a reference to a minimum number of non-Christian groups rather than specifically named faith communities would not impact the programming perspective or diversity mandate of the service. Rogers also stated that this amendment would permit it to better serve small faith groups that may have, according to the licensee, a more acute need of representation on television than the large faith groups identified in CHNU-TV's current condition of licence.
  The licensee also proposed extending the hours with respect to the broadcasting of balance programming on weekdays and weekends.
  Licensee's address:

333 Bloor Street East, 6th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 1G9
Fax: (416) 935-8203
  Examination of application:

At the licensee's address


NOWTV British Columbia Inc.
5668 - 192 Street
Surrey, British Columbia

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]


Public Participation


Deadline for Interventions/Comments


20 October 2005

  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
Broadcasting Intervention/Comments Form

located below the description of each application within this public notice




by mail to
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2




by fax at
(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.
  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
  205 Viger Avenue West
Suite 504
Montréal, Quebec H2Z 1G2
Tel: (514) 283-6607
  55 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M2
Tel: (416) 952-9096
  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
  10405 Jasper Avenue, Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4
Tel: (780) 495-3224
  530-580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B6
Tel: (604) 666-2111 - TDD: 666-0778
FAX: (604) 666-8322
  Secretary General
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