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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-138

  Ottawa, 26 October 2006
  The Commission has received the following applications. The deadline for submission of interventions/comments is 30 November 2006.

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

  Item Applicant and locality


Bell Aliant Regional Communications Limited Partnership
St. John's, Paradise and Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador
Application No. 2006-1235-0


My Broadcasting Corporation
Strathroy, Ontario
Application No. 2006-1240-0


MTS Allstream Inc.
Winnipeg and surrounding areas, Manitoba
Application Nos. 2006-0843-2 and 2006-0845-8


Saskatchewan Communications Network Corporation
Regina, Saskatchewan
Application No. 2005-1568-7


St. John's, Paradise and Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador
Application No. 2006-1235-0
  Application by Bell Aliant Regional Communications Inc., general partner, as well as limited partner with Bell Canada and 6583458 Canada Inc. (the limited partners), carrying on business as Bell Aliant Regional Communications Limited Partnership (Bell Aliant) to amend its Class 1 regional broadcasting licence for its cable broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving the above-mentioned locations.
  Bell Aliant proposes to delete the following condition of licence which reads:

The licensee must distribute the ASN service in accordance with the terms of an agreement between ASN and Newfoundland Broadcasting Limited (NTV), whereby commercial messages that are likely to have a negative impact on NTV be deleted from the ASN service.

  Bell Aliant noted that, in Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-459, dated 31 August 2006, the Commission removed the above-noted condition of licence from the regional Rogers Cable Communications Inc.'s Class 1 regional licence for its cable BDU serving St. John's and surrounding area, Newfoundland and Labrador.
  Licensee's address:

1 Germain Street
Floor 5
Saint John, New Brunswick
E2L 4K2
Fax: 506-694-2473
  Examination of Application:

1 Brunswick Square
Floor 5
Saint John, New Brunswick

Maritime Centre
Floor 11
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Fort William Building
Floor 5
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador


Strathroy, Ontario
Application No. 2006-1240-0
  Application by My Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) to amend the licence of the new radio programming undertaking at Strathroy, Ontario, approved in English-language FM radio station in Strathroy, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-571, 3 October 2006 (Decision 2006-571).
  The licensee proposes to amend the licence by changing the frequency from 91.1 MHz (channel 216A) to 105.7 MHz (channel 289A).
  In Decision 2006-571, the Commission noted an intervention by CJRT-FM Inc., licensee of CJRT-FM Toronto, expressing concerns over MBC's proposed use of frequency 91.1  MHz related to the potential for interference to CJRT-FM. The Commission also noted the willingness of MBC to file an application to amend its licence to use frequency 105.7 MHz, if necessary.
  MBC indicates that the alternate frequency would have less interference in the extremities of the area to be served due to co-channel with the use of the frequency 91.1 MHz by the adjacent station CJRT-FM.
  Licensee's address:

P.O. Box 961
Renfrew, Ontario
K7V 4H4
Fax: 613-432-1086
  Examination of application:

Strathroy Public Library
34 Frank Street
Strathroy, Ontario


Winnipeg and surrounding areas, Manitoba
Application Nos. 2006-0843-2 and 2006-0845-8
  Applications by MTS Allstream Inc. (MTS) to amend the regional licences for its, Manitoba-based, video-on-demand programming undertaking (VOD) and its Class 1 cable broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Winnipeg and surrounding areas.
  Video-on-demand licence
  MTS proposes to offer an outlet for local expression through its digital interactive VOD service that would provide subscribers with community programming available on demand 24 hours per day, seven days per week. MTS proposes to work with independent producers, local media, community groups and individual citizens to create and provide a range of programming that would reflect the needs and interests of people in Winnipeg.
  MTS proposes that the programming offered through its outlet for local expression be subject, by way of conditions of licence, to policy and regulatory requirements similar to those applicable to programming provided on community channels, including:

A requirement that at least 60% of the community programming inventory be local programming and at least 30% be community access programming for Winnipeg;


A requirement that it adhere to the relevant provisions relating to community channels, set out in sections 27 and 28 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations; and


A requirement that it adhere to all relevant industry codes and standards.

  MTS requests a condition of licence that would permit it, as an exception to the Pay Television Regulations, 1990, to distribute up to 10% of programming produced by itself or a related person, as well as to distribute commercial messages as permitted on community channels.
  MTS proposes to amend its current condition of licence by which it must contribute 5% of its gross annual revenues to an existing independently administered Canadian program production fund. MTS requests that it be allowed to retain 2% of that annual contribution for use by its proposed outlet for local expression.
  Broadcasting distribution undertaking
  MTS requests an amendment to its licence to permit its contribution to its proposed outlet for local expression to be recognized as a "contribution to local expression" under section 29 of Broadcasting Distribution Regulations. The condition of licence would allow MTS to allocate up to 2% of its gross revenues derived from broadcasting activities in the broadcast year for the programming made available on its outlet for local expression.
  Licensee's address:

45 O'Connor Street, Suite 1400
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1A4
Fax: 613-688-8303
  Examination of application:

Bestlands Building
Security / Reception
191 Pioneer Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Regina, Saskatchewan
Application No. 2005-1568-7
  Application by Saskatchewan Communications Network Corporation (SCN) to renew the broadcasting licence for the non-commercial satellite to cable programming undertaking issued to SCN for the purpose of distributing educational programming,expiring 28 February 2007.
  Details are provided in the application.
  Licensee's address:

2440 Broad Street, Suite E-313
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 0A5
Fax: 306-787-0496
  Examination of application:

At the licensee's address

Public Participation


Deadline for Interventions/Comments


30 November 2006

  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]




by mail to
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2




by fax at

  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.
  Important notice
  Note that all information that you provide as part of this public process, except information granted confidentiality, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, e-mail or through the Commission's web site at, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the Commission's web site. This information includes your personal information, such as your full name, e-mail address, postal/street address, telephone and facsimile number(s), and any other personal information you provide.
  Documents received electronically or otherwise will be put on the Commission's web site in their entirety exactly as you send them, including any personal information contained therein, in the official language and format in which they are received. Documents not received electronically will be available in PDF format.
  The personal information you provide will be used and may be disclosed for the purpose for which the information was obtained or compiled by the Commission, or for a use consistent with that purpose.
  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
Toll free Telephone: 1-877-249-2782
Toll-free TDD: 1-877-909-2782
Fax: 819-994-0218
  Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road, Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4S5
Tel: 902-426-7997
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: 204-983-8274
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: 604-666-0778
Fax: 604-666-8322
  Secretary General
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