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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-11

  Ottawa, 1 February 2007
  The Commission has received the following applications. The deadline for submission of interventions/comments is 8 March 2007.

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

  Item Applicant and locality


Newfoundland Broadcasting Company Limited
Glenwood, St. Alban's and Swift Current, Newfoundland and Labrador
Application No. 2007-0041-0


Campus Radio Saint John Inc.
Saint John, New Brunswick
Application No. 2007-0051-9


Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Bon Accord, New Brunswick
Application No. 2007-0056-9


Bear Creek Broadcasting Ltd.
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Application No. 2007-0060-1


Glenwood, St. Alban's and Swift Current, Newfoundland and Labrador
Application No. 2007-0041-0
  Application by Newfoundland Broadcasting Company Limited (NBCL) to amend the licence of the television programming undertaking CJON-TV St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
  The licensee proposes to delete the transmitters CJSG-TV Glenwood, CJST-TV St. Alban's and CJSC-TV Swift Current, Newfoundland and Labrador.
  The licensee has informed the Commission that the above-noted low-power transmitters are no longer necessary since there are other means of receiving its signal in these areas such as Direct-to-Home Satellite Distribution Undertaking or Cable Distribution Undertaking services. NBCL has therefore discontinued the over-the-air operations of these transmitters as of 31 December 2006.
  Licensee's address:

446 Logy Bay Road
P.O. Box 2020
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
A1C 5S2
Fax: 709-579-3684
  Examination of application:

At the licensee's address


Saint John, New Brunswick
Application No. 2007-0051-9
  Application by Campus Radio Saint John Inc. to amend the licence of the community- based campus radio programming undertaking CFMH-FM Saint John, New Brunswick.
  The licensee proposes to amend the licence by changing the frequency from 92.5 MHz (channel 223LP) to 107.3 MHz (channel 297A1).
  The licensee also proposes to change the authorized contours by increasingthe effective radiated power from 50 to 250 watts, by increasing the antenna height and by relocating the transmitter (non-directional antenna/antenna height 50.5 metres).
  The authorized contours of the station will be changed significantly resulting from the above technical changes.
  The Commission notes that the increase in power would result in a change of the CFMH-FM status from a low-power unprotected service to a regular Class A1 service.
  The licensee advised that it wishes to secure its frequency to a protected status and to resolve interference problems its station has been experiencing from the new station CFRK-FM Fredericton, New Brunswick operating on 92.3 MHz (channel 222C1) which is owned by Newcap Inc. (Newcap).
  The licensee also reminded the Commission that during the licensing process for Newcap's new FM station, Newcap committed to resolve any interference issue that CFMH-FM would experience with the installation of its station.
  In Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-522, 26 November 2004, authorizing the new FM station at Fredericton, New Brunswick to Newcap, the Commission noted Newcap's commitment to resolve any interference problem to CFMH-FM's signal.
  Licensee's address:

P.O. Box 5050, UNBSJ
100 Tucker Park Road
Room #235
Saint John, New Brunswick
E2L 4L5
  Examination of application:

At the licensee's address


Bon Accord, New Brunswick
Application No. 2007-0056-9
  Application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend the licence of the radio programming undertaking CBAF-FM Moncton, New Brunswick.
  CBC proposes to add an FM transmitter atBon Accord to broadcast its programming service of La Première chaîne originating from CBAF-FM Moncton in order to adequately serve the population of Bon Accord.
  The transmitter would operate on frequency 107.5 MHz (channel 298C) with an average effective radiated power of 26,900 watts (maximum effective radiated power 75,700 watts/antenna height of 301.9 metres).
  CBC indicates that it has received several complaints from residents of Grand-Sault regarding reception problems originating from their transmitter CBAF-FM-4 Edmundston and wishes to improve the reception of its programming service La Première chaîne in the Bon Accord region and most particularly in the municipality of Grand-Sault.
  Licensee's address:

181 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1K9
Fax: 613-288-6257
  Examination of application:

The Reception
City Hall
131 Pleasant Street
Suite 200
Grand-Sault, New Brunswick


Grande Prairie, Alberta
Application No. 2007-0060-1
  Application by Bear Creek Broadcasting Ltd. (Bear Creek) to amend the authority for the radio programming undertaking approved in Classic Rock/Classic Hits FM radio station in Grande Prairie, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-621, 15 November 2006.
  The applicant proposes to amend the authority by changing the frequency from 103.3 MHz (channel 277C1) to 98.9 MHz (channel 255C1).
  The applicant also proposes to change the authorized contours byincreasing the antenna height and by relocating the transmitter (non-directional antenna/antenna height 266.4 metres).
  The Commission notes that there will be no significant change to the authorized contours resulting from the proposed technical changes.
  The applicant advised that the originally authorized transmitter site, which is owned by the CBC, is old and there is some question as to whether it can withstand the addition of a new antenna. Therefore, Bear Creek has entered into an agreement with Jim Pattison Broadcast Group (Pattison) to use its transmission tower which is relatively new and will structurally support a broadband antenna system. Bear Creek also advised that the change of frequency is part of the agreement with Pattison and is requested in order to technically support the move.
  Applicant's address:

9725-63rd Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta
T8W 2J3
Fax: 780-513-2837
  Examination of application:

10021-100th Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta

Public Participation


Deadline for Interventions/Comments


8 March 2007

  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.
  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.
  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.
  Please note that the information you provide to the Commission as part of this public process is entered into an unsearchable database dedicated to this specific public process. This database is accessible only from the webpage of this particular public process. As a result, a general search of our website with the help of either our own search engine or a third-party search engine will not provide access to the information which was provided as part of this public process.
  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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