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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-52

  Ottawa, 25 April 2006
  The Commission has received the following applications. The deadline for submission of interventions/comments is 30 May 2006.
  Item Applicant and Locality


Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc., on behalf of its subsidiaries
Across Canada


Radio Anticosti inc.
Port-Menier (Île d'Anticosti), Quebec


Durham Radio Inc.
Oshawa, Ontario


Radio 1540 Limited
Toronto, Ontario


Care Radio Broadcasting Association
Slave Lake, Weberville and Hines Creek, Alberta
1. Across Canada
Application Nos. 2006-0308-6, 2006-0309-4, 2006-0310-2, 2006-0311-9, 2006-0312-7, 2006-0335-9
  Applications by Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. on behalf of its subsidiaries Food Network Canada Inc., Showcase Television Inc., HGTV Canada Inc., History Television Inc., Life Network Inc. and NGC Channel Inc. to amend the licences of the national specialty programming undertakings known as Food Network Canada, Showcase, Home and Garden Television Canada (HGTV), History Television, Life Network and National Geographic Channel respectively.
  The licensees propose to make the above-noted services available for distribution in high definition format. The programming would be the same as the analog version of the services.
  In The regulatory framework for the distribution of digital television signals, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2003-61, dated 11 November 2003, the Commission stated the following in paragraph 67:

The Commission will permit the licensee of a Canadian pay or specialty service to make available for distribution an upgraded version of the service, provided that not less than 95% of the video and audio components of the upgraded and analog versions of the service are the same, exclusive of the commercial messages and of any part of the service carried on a subsidiary signal. The Commission will authorize such an upgraded version by means of an amendment to the licence of the corresponding analog service.

  Licensee's address:

c/o Alliance Atlantis Broadcast Group
121 Bloor Street East
Suite 1500
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 3M5
Fax: (416) 967-0044
E-mail : 
  Examination of applications:

At the licensee's address

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

2. Port-Menier (Île d'Anticosti), Quebec
Application No. 2005-1336-8
  Application by Radio Anticosti inc. to amend the licence of  radio programming undertaking CJBE-FM Port-Menier (Île d'Anticosti).
  The licensee proposes to amend the licence by changing the frequency from 90.1 MHz (channel 211LP) to 90.5 MHz (channel 213A). The licensee also proposes tochange the authorized contours byincreasingthe effective radiated power from 16 watts to 88 watts, by decreasing the antenna height and by relocating the transmitter (maximum effective radiated power of 496 watts/antenna height 9.5 metres).
  The Commission notes that the increase in power would result in a change of the CJBE-FM status from a low power unprotected service to a regular Class A service.
  The licensee wishes to increase the coverage of the transmitter's signal and improve the quality of service concentrating, in the winter time, to listeners of the village of Port-Menier and to the surrounding areas during the summer season.
  Licensee's address:

4A Savoy
Port-Menier (Île d'Anticosti), Quebec
G0G 2Y0
Fax: (418) 535-0292
  Examination of application:

At the licensee's address

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

3. Oshawa, Ontario
Application No. 2005-1452-2
  Application by Durham Radio Inc. to renew the licence of the commercialradio programming undertaking CKDO Oshawa and its transmitter CKDO-FM-1 Oshawa, expiring 31 August 2006.
  Licensee's address:

Durham Radio Inc.
1200 Airport Blvd.
Suite 207
Oshawa, Ontario
L1J 8P5
Fax: (905) 571-1150
  Examination of application:

At the licensee's address

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

4. Toronto, Ontario
Application No. 2005-1571-0
  Application by Radio 1540 Limited relating to the licence of  radio programming undertaking CHIN Toronto, Ontario.
  The licensee proposes to change the authorized contours of its transmitter CHIN-1-FM Toronto by increasing the effective radiated power from 35 watts to an average effective radiated power of 161 watts, by decreasing the antenna height (maximum effective radiated power to 350 watts/antenna height to 86 metres) and by relocating the transmitter.
  The licensee wishes to improve the quality and coverage of the transmitter's signal in the Toronto area.
  Licensee's address:

622 College Street
4th floor
Toronto, Ontario
M6G 1B6
Fax: (416) 531-4517
  Examination of application:

At the applicant's address

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

5. Slave Lake, Weberville and Hines Creek, Alberta
Application Nos. 2006-0204-6, 2006-0211-1, 2006-0209-6
  Application by Care Radio Broadcasting Association to amend the licence of radio programming undertaking CIAM-FM Fort Vermilion, Alberta.
  The licensee proposes to add FM transmitters atSlave Lake, Weberville and Hines Creek to broadcast the programming of CIAM-FM, in order to serve the population of the areas.
  The transmitter at Slave Lake would operate on frequency 107.5 MHz (channel 298LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna/antenna height of 147 metres).
  The transmitter at Weberville would operate on frequency 101.7 MHz (channel 269LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna/antenna height of 74 metres).
  The transmitter atHines Creek would operate on frequency 94.7 MHz (channel 234LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna/antenna height of 79 metres).
  Licensee's address:

Box 609
Fort Vermilion, Alberta
T0H 1N0
Fax: (780) 927-2427
  Examination of applications:

48 Robertson Way, Southwest
Slave Lake, Alberta

9106 - 74 Street
Weberville, Alberta

807 - 4th Avenue
Hines Creek, Alberta

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]


Public Participation


Deadline for Interventions/Comments


30 May 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

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.
  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 - 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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