ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-350

This page has been archived on the Web

Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. Archived Decisions, Notices and Orders (DNOs) remain in effect except to the extent they are amended or reversed by the Commission, a court, or the government. The text of archived information has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Changes to DNOs are published as “dashes” to the original DNO number. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats by contacting us.

PDF version

Additional reference: 2010-350-1

Ottawa, 8 June 2010

Notice of applications received

Various locations
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 13 July 2010

The Commission has received the following applications:

[Broadcasting interventions/comments form]

Applicant and locality

1. MacEachern Broadcasting Limited
Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
Application 2010-0780-8

2. Northwoods Broadcasting Limited
Atikokan, Ontario
Application 2010-0737-8

1. Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
Application 2010-0780-8

Application by MacEachern Broadcasting Limited relating to the English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking CIGO-FM Port Hawkesbury.

The licensee proposes to change the authorized contours of the station by increasing the effective radiated power from 19,000 to 40,000 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain at 171.1 metres). All other technical parameters remain unchanged.

The licensee stated that the proposed changes would result in a better quality signal to listeners located in the Port Hawkesbury part of its authorized contours who are currently experiencing poor reception of CIGO-FM.

The Commission notes that the change would increase the authorized contours of the station. The population residing in the 3mV/m contour and in the 0.5mV/m contour would also increase from 13,424 to 16,296 (21.39%) and 46,718 to 48,801 (4.45%) respectively.

Licensee’s address:

609 Church Street
Suite 201
Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
B9A 2X4
Fax: 902-625-2664

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

2. Atikokan, Ontario
Application 2010-0737-8

Application by Northwoods Broadcasting Limited to amend the broadcasting licence for the English‑language FM radio programming undertaking CFOB-FM Fort Frances, Ontario.

The licensee proposes to use the rebroadcasting transmitter CKDR-6-AM Atikokan, Ontario to broadcast the programming of CFOB-FM instead of the programming of CKDR-2-FM Sioux Lookout, Ontario. All the technical parameters of the rebroadcasting transmitter would remain unchanged.

Subject to approval of this application, the licensee has also asked to amend the broadcasting licence for its English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CKDR-2-FM by deleting the rebroadcasting transmitter CKDR‑6-AM.

Licensee’s address:

2 King Street
Suite 200
Saint John, New-Brunswick
E2L 1G2
Fax: 506-202-7578

Examination of application:

210 Scott Street
Fort Frances, Ontario


Atikokan Township Office
120 Marks Street
Atikokan, Ontario

Public participation

Deadline for interventions

13 July 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

Date modified: