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Ottawa, 17 May 2010

Notice of applications received

Various locations
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 21 June 2010

The Commission has received the following applications:

[Broadcasting interventions/comments form]

Applicant and Locality

1.     RNC MEDIA Inc.
Rouyn-Noranda and Val-d'Or, Quebec
Application No. 2010-0643-7

2.     The Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc.
Cochrane, Ontario
Application No. 2010-0501-7

3.     The Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc.
Hearst, Ontario
Application No. 2010-0502-5

4.     Natotawin Broadcasting Inc.
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Application No. 2010-0564-5

1. Rouyn-Noranda and Val-d'Or, Quebec
Application No. 2010-0643-7

Application by RNC MEDIA Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence of the television programming undertaking CKRN-TV Rouyn-Noranda.

The licensee proposes to add a post-transition digital transmitter at Rouyn-Noranda and Val-d'Or to broadcast the programming of CKRN-TV in digital format.

The mother station's post-transition digital transmitter at Rouyn-Noranda would operate on channel 9 with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 9,096 watts (maximum ERP of 19,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 219.6 metres).

The post-transition digital rebroadcasting transmitter in Val-d'Or, Québec would operate on channel 7 with an average ERP of 16,200 watts (maximum ERP of 21,500 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 201.1 metres).

The licensee wishes to comply with part 4 of A group-based approach to the licensing of private television services, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-167, 22 March 2010, in which the Commission announced that the markets of Lloydminster, Alberta, Thunder Bay, Ontario and Rouyn-Noranda/Val-d'Or, Québec would be added to the list of mandatory markets for the DTV transition.

Licensee's address:

1 Place Ville-Marie
Suite 1523
Montréal, Quebec
H3B 2B5
Fax: 514-866-8056

Examination of the application:

At the licensee's address


380 Murdoch Avenue
Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec


1125, 3e avenue
Val-d'Or, Quebec

2. Cochrane, Ontario
Application No. 2010-0501-7

Application by The Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc. relating to the broadcasting licence of the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CHPB-FM Cochrane.

The licensee is requesting an amendment to the technical parameters by relocating the broadcasting transmitter site to 171 6th Avenue, Cochrane.

The licensee indicated that the effective height of the antenna above average terrain will decrease from 36 metres to 13.7 metres.[1]

The Commission notes that the population present in the coverage contours will be slightly affected by this technical amendment. The population will decrease from 4,590 to 3,980 in the 3mV/m contour and from 5,100 to 4,820 in the 0.5mV/m contour.

Licensee's address:

46 Nanton Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 2Y9
Fax: 705-645-6957

Examination of application:

171 6th Avenue
Cochrane, Ontario

3. Hearst, Ontario
Application No. 2010-0502-5

Application by The Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc. relating to the broadcasting licence of the English-language, commercial radio programming undertaking CKAP-FM Kapuskasing.

The licensee proposes to modify the technical parameters of the radio station's rebroadcasting transmitter CKHT-FM Hearst by changing the antenna's radiation pattern from non-directional to directional. The licensee also proposes to modify its authorized contours by decreasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 1,200 watts to 72 watts (maximum ERP from 1,200 watts to 130 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 50 metres) and move its antenna and transmitter to another site.

This amendment would result in a decrease of about 500 listeners in the 3 mV/m contour from 6,192 persons to 5,620.

The licensee states that this modification is needed because the original antenna and transmitter site is no longer available.

Licensee's address:

46 Nanton Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 2Y9
Fax: 705-645-6957

Examination of the application:

801 George Street
Hearst, Ontario

4. Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Application No. 2010-0564-5

Application by Natotawin Broadcasting Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the Type B Native radio programming undertaking CJLR-FM La Ronge, Saskatchewan.

The licensee proposes to modify the technical parameters of the transmitter CJLR-FM-3 Prince Albert by relocating the rebroadcasting transmitter, increasing the maximum effective radiated power from 249 watts to 49,000 watts (class A1 to class B) and increasing the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 21 metres to 148 metres.

The licensee states that the current technical parameters and location do not permit adequate coverage of all the native communities in the Prince Albert region. The licensee also states that reception has been problematic in Prince Albert and that the proposed power increase and relocation to a transmitter site offering a higher antenna elevation will alleviate many issues regarding existing coverage in Prince Albert.

Licensee's address:

P.O. Box 1529
La Ronge, Saskatchewan
S0J 1L0
Fax: 306-425-4003

Examination of application:

Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation Sales & Marketing Office
27 - 11th Street West
2nd Floor
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Public participation

Deadline for interventions

21 June 2010

The intervention must be received by the Commission and by the applicant on or before the above-mentioned date. The Commission cannot be held responsible for postal delays and will not notify a party whose intervention is received after the deadline date. In such a case, the intervention will not be considered by the Commission and will not be part of the public file.

Interventions will be considered by the Commission and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to intervening parties, provided the procedure set out below has been followed. Parties will be contacted only if their submissions raise procedural questions.

Written interventions should be submitted to the Secretary General of the Commission in only one of the following formats:

by using the
[Broadcasting interventions/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.

Parties must ensure that, before initiating service through electronic mode, they will be able to satisfy the Commission, upon request, that service of the notification was completed.

Submissions longer than five pages should include a summary.

Each paragraph of the submission should be numbered. In addition, 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.

Interventions should clearly identify the application referred to and indicate whether parties support or oppose the application, or, if they propose changes to it, include the facts and grounds for their proposal.

Important notice

All information that parties provide as part of this public process, except information granted confidentiality, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, e-mail or through the Commission's website at, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the Commission's website.

This information includes personal information, such as full names, e-mail addresses, postal/street addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers, and any other personal information parties provide.

The personal information that parties 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 website in their entirety exactly as received, 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 information that parties 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 web page of this particular public process. As a result, a general search of the Commission's website with the help of either its own search engine or a third-party search engine will not provide access to the information that was provided as part of this public process.

The Commission encourages interested parties to monitor the public examination file and the Commission's website for additional information that they may find useful when preparing their interventions.

Examination of documents

An electronic version of the applications is available from the Commission's website by selecting the application number within this notice.

A list of all interventions will also be available on the Commission's website. An electronic version of all interventions submitted will be accessible from this list. To access the list, select “Lists of interventions/comments” under “Public Proceedings” from the Commission's website.

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 two (2) working days, at any other Commission offices and documentation centres.

Location of Commission offices

Toll-free telephone: 1-877-249-2782
Toll-free TDD: 1-877-909-2782

Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
Central Building
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
Gatineau, Quebec
J8X 4B1
Tel.: 819-997-2429
Fax: 819-994-0218

Regional offices

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
Fax: 204-983-6317

2220 – 12th Avenue
Suite 620<
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 0M8
Tel.: 306-780-3422

10405 Jasper Avenue
Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 3N4
Tel.: 780-495-3224

580 Hornby Street
Suite 530
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 3B6
Tel.: 604-666-2111
Fax: 604-666-8322

Secretary General

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1 The technical parameters were changed upon notification by the Department of Industry.

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