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Ottawa, 16 June 2010

Notice of applications received

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

The Commission has received the following applications:

[Broadcasting interventions/comments form]

Applicant and locality

1. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Across Canada
Application 2010-0554-6

2. International Harvesters for Christ Evangelistic Association Inc.
Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Application 2010-0712-0

3. Instant Information Services Incorporated
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Application 2010-0816-0

4. Canwest Television GP Inc. (the general partner) and Canwest Media Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Canwest Television Limited Partnership
Vancouver, British Columbia
Application 2010-0908-5

1. Across Canada
Application 2010-0554-6

Application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend the broadcasting licence for the national specialty service Newsworld (CBC News Network) to permit it to carry a limited amount of regionally distinct programming.

To implement this change to its service, the CBC is requesting the following condition of licence:

 The licensee shall be permitted to provide separate regional programming in place of its national service provided that the hours devoted to such regional programming do not exceed 10% of the licensee’s programming over the broadcast day. The licensee is permitted to simulcast that separate programming with the CBC Television Network.

The CBC stated that the news programming would be unique to the B.C. feed of CBC News Network and would give audiences in B.C. an opportunity to access more regionally relevant news programming.

Further, the CBC confirmed that all programming available on the regional feed would continue to be subject to its existing conditions of licence, including the restriction that all advertising be paid national advertising.  

Licensee’s address:

181 Queen Street
P.O. Box 3220
Station C
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Y 1E4
Fax: 613-288-6257

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address


CBC Reception
775 Cambie Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

2. Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Application 2010-0712-0

Application by International Harvesters for Christ Evangelistic Association Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language FM radio programming undertaking CIOG-FM Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

The licensee proposes to change the frequency for the station’s transmitter CIOG-FM-1 Summerside from 91.1 MHZ (channel 216LP) to 92.5 MHz (channel 223LP). All other technical parameters would remain unchanged.

The licensee stated that this change was necessary because the 91.1 MHz frequency was not protected and had been granted to another FM radio programming undertaking in CKQK-FM Charlottetown – New transmitters at Elmira and St. Edward, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-17, 19 January 2009.

Licensee’s address:

101 Ilsley Avenue
Unit 3
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 1S8
Fax: 902-468-8851

Examination of application:

241 University Avenue
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island


Jars of Clay
314 First Street
Summerside, Prince Edward Island

3. Fredericton, New Brunswick
Application 2010-0816-0

Application by Instant Information Services Incorporated relating to the broadcasting licence for the English-language low-power FM radio programming undertaking CIRC‑FM Fredericton, New Brunswick.

The licensee is proposing to relocate its transmitter and antenna.

The licensee stated that the service provided by the current antenna and transmitter site was unreliable. It also stated that the change of location would improve the quality of the station’s signal for the residents of Oromocto, New Brunswick.

The licensee indicated that there would be no significant changes in the population residing within the authorized service contours.

The Commission notes that the effective antenna height above average terrain would change from 10 to 31.5 metres. All other technical parameters would remain unchanged.

Licensee's address:

220 Claremont Avenue
Kitchener, Ontario
N2M 2R1
Fax: 519-584-2220

 Examination of application:

City Hall
Office of the Communications Chief
397 Queen Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick

4. Vancouver, British Columbia
Application 2010-0908-5

Application by Canwest Television GP Inc. (the general partner) and Canwest Media Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Canwest Television Limited Partnership, to amend the broadcasting licence for the television programming undertaking CHAN-TV Vancouver.

The licensee is proposing to add a post-transitional digital transmitter to serve the Vancouver area.

The new transmitter would operate on channel 22 with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 22,000 watts (maximum ERP of 40,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 656 metres).

The licensee is proposing a different channel than the one allotted in Department of Industry’s (the Department) allotment plan for the transition to digital television (DTV) given than the maximum ERP designated by the Department’s plan would result in reduced contour coverage when compared to the existing analog B contour.

The licensee is applying for this amendment under the Commission’s Revised licensing framework for over-the-air digital television services, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-69, 10 February 2010.

The Commission notes that the Vancouver and Victoria markets are considered  mandatory markets with regard to the DTV transition, as set out in A group-based approach to the licensing of private television services, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-167, 22 March 2010.

The population residing in the local and the regional service areas would decrease from 2,535,683 to 2,284,517 (-9.9 %) and 2,958,294 to 2,718,898 (-8.1 %) respectively.

Furthermore, the Commission notes that the proposed contours could cause a decrease in coverage for the Victoria, British Columbia area.

 Licensee’s address:

121 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 3M5
Fax: 416-386-2779

Examination of application:

Global BC
750 Enterprise Street
Burnaby, British Columbia


Public participation

Deadline for interventions

21 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

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