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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-56

  Ottawa, 25 May 2007
  The Commission has received the following applications. The deadline for submission of interventions/comments is 29 June 2007.

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

  Item Applicant and Locality
  1. TVA Group Inc.
Across Canada
Application No. 2007-0699-7
  2. Norwesto Communications Ltd.
Sioux Lookout, Ontario
Application No. 2006-1570-1
  3. Slocan Valley T.V. Society
Passmore, British Columbia
Application No. 2007-0655-9
1. Across Canada
Application No. 2007-0699-7
  Application by TVA Group Inc. to amend the licence of the national Category 1 specialty programming undertaking known as MYSTÈRE.
  The licensee proposes to modify its condition of licence related to its Canadian content requirement by decreasing the minimum levels by 10% both for the broadcast day as well as the evening period.

The new condition of licence would read as follows:

In each broadcast year or portion thereof, the licensee shall devote to the distribution of Canadian programs at least 40% of the broadcast day and at least 40% of the evening broadcast period.


The licensee also proposes to modify its condition of licence related to its nature of service in order to enable it to draw up to 10% per week of programs drawn from program category 7d) theatrical feature films aired on television.

  The licensee states that these amendments are required, given the fact that the service's financial information shows that the actual conditions of licence compromise the relevance of the service and its viability, as well, the licensee identifies the impact of the increased competition since the approval of MYSTÈRE in 2000 as another reason for its requested amendments.
  Licensee's address:

1600 De Maisonneuve boulevard East
Montréal, Quebec
H2L 4P2
Fax: 514-380-4664
  Examination of application:

At the licensee's address, and

465 McGill Street
Montréal, Quebec
2. Sioux Lookout, Ontario
Application No. 2006-1570-1
  Application by the Norwesto Communications Ltd. to amend the licence of the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CKQV-FM Vermilion Bay, Ontario.
  The licensee proposes to add an FM transmitter at Sioux Lookout to broadcast the programming of CKQV-FM Vermilion Bay in order to serve the population of Sioux Lookout.
  The transmitter would operate on frequency 104.5 MHz (channel 283LP) with an effective radiated power of 49 watts (non-directional antenna/effective antenna height of 47 metres).
  The Commission notes that this application was originally announced in Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2007-2 (N.P.H. 2007-2), 15 February 2007, for a broadcasting licence to operate a new English-language FM radio programming undertaking (RPU) in Sioux Lookout.
  Following publication of N.P.H. 2007-2, the licensee informed the Commission that its application was not for a new RPU licence but rather for a new transmitter to broadcast the programming of its station CKQV-FM Vermilion Bay.
  Consequently, the Commission issued Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2007-2-1, 13 April 2007, withdrawing this application from the public hearing announced in N.P.H. 2007-2 and indicated that it will be rescheduled as part of a future public process.
  Licensee's address:

78 Spruce Street
Vermilion Bay, Ontario
P0V 2V0
Fax: 807-227-9985
  Examination of application:

At the licensee's address, and

Municipal Office
Fifth Avenue
Sioux Lookout, Ontario
3. Passmore, British Columbia
Application No. 2007-0655-9
  Application by the Slocan Valley T.V. Society to renew the licence of the radiocommunication distribution undertaking (RDU) serving Passmore, British Columbia, expiring 31 August 2007.
  The RDU distributes, in non-encrypted mode, the programs of CFMI-FM New Westminster, British Columbia and CISN-FM Edmonton, Alberta.
  Licensee's address:

Slocan Valley T.V. Society
Box 213
Winlaw, British Columbia
V0G 2J0
  Examination of application:

Slocan Park Co-op
3024 Highway 6
Slocan Park, British Columbia

Public Participation


Deadline for Interventions/Comments


29 June 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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