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See also: 2008-14, 2008-14-1, 2008-14-2, 2008-14-3, 2008-14-5, 2008-14-6, 2008-14-7

Ottawa, 16 December 2008

  Notice of consultation and hearing
  26 January 2009
Orillia, Ontario
Addition of an application
The deadline for submission of interventions/comments, for this application only, is 30 December 2008.
  Further to Broadcasting Notices of Public Hearing CRTC 2008-14 dated 13 November 2008, CRTC 2008-14-1 dated 27 November 2008, CRTC 2008-14-2 dated 4 December 2008 and CRTC 2008-14-3 dated 11 December 2008, the Commission announces that it will also consider the following application:

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

  Item Applicant and Locality


Maritime Broadcasting System Limited
Amherst, Nova Scotia
Application No. 2008-0816-5
  Preamble for item 40
  This application will be considered, subject to interventions, in the non-appearing phase of the public hearing. The Commission will consider the interventions and replies relating to this application already placed on the public file for Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2008-13.
40. Amherst, Nova Scotia
Application No. 2008-0816-5
  Application by Maritime Broadcasting System Limited to convert the radio station CKDH Amherst from the AM band to the FM band.
  The new station would operate on frequency 101.7 MHz (channel 269B) with an average effective radiated power of 18,700 watts (maximum effective radiated power of 40,000 watts with an average effective height of antenna above average terrain of 32 metres).
  The applicant proposes an Adult Contemporary music format.
  The applicant is requesting permission to simulcast the programming of the new FM station on CKDH for a period of three months following the commencement of operations of the FM station.
  The applicant is also requesting, pursuant to sections 9(1)(e) and 24(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the revocation of the licence of CKDH effective at the end of the simulcast period.
  The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.
  This application requires the issuance of a new broadcasting licence.
  Applicant's address:

5121 Sackville Street, 7th floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 1K1
Fax: 902-423-2093
  Examination of application:

#38 Highway 6
Amherst, Nova Scotia

Public Participation


Deadline for interventions/comments for item 40 only


30 December 2008

  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.
  The intervention must include one of the following statements in either the first or the last paragraph:
  1 - I request to appear at the public hearing.
2 - I do not want to appear at the public hearing.
  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.
  In the event that the application is brought to the oral phase of the hearing, and if you wish to appear, you must provide reasons why your written comments are not sufficient and why an appearance is necessary.
  Persons requiring communications support such as assistance listening devices and sign language interpretation are requested to inform the Commission at least twenty (20) days before the commencement of the public hearing so that the necessary arrangements can be made.
  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 Web site 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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