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Additional reference: 2010-715

Ottawa, 1 October 2010

Notice of hearing

26 November 2010
Gatineau, Quebec
Addition of an application
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 27 October 2010

Further to Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2010-715, the Commission announces that it also intends to consider, subject to interventions, the following application without the appearance of the parties:

[Broadcasting interventions/comments form]

Applicant and locality

29.  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Application 2010-1048-8

29.         Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Application 2010-1048-8

Application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language regional television programming undertaking in Yellowknife.

The CBC is currently authorized to operate CFYK-TV Yellowknife and its transmitters as a radiocommunication distribution undertaking (RDU). The CBC stated that it now wished to operate its RDU as a regional television station.

The CBC stated that CFYK-TV and all of its related transmitters were currently operating under an RDU licence due to a historical anomaly, which did not alter the fact that CFYK-TV was in every respect a regional television station and has been since its inception in 1979.

Additionally, the CBC is requesting that CFYK-TV be eligible to participate in the Local Program Improvement Fund (LPIF), retroactive to 1 September 2009.

CFYK-TV currently provides on average 10 hours per week of local programming. Its news programming, Northbeat and Igalaaq (broadcast entirely in Inuktitut), is dedicated to reporting on news events that happen in the North.

The CBC stated that the technical parameters and the authorized contours of CFYK-TV and its transmitters listed below will not change.

As stated in A group-based approach to the licensing of private television services, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-167, 22 March 2010, the Commission does not intend to renew authorizations for full-power analog transmitters operating in the markets mandated for digital conversion beyond 31 August 2011.

Northwest Territories:

Aklavik CBEX-TV Ch. 13
Deline (Fort Franklin) CBETT Ch. 9
Fort Good Hope CBEST Ch. 9
Fort McPherson CHAK-TV-1 Ch. 13
Fort Providence CBEBT-3 Ch. 13
Fort Resolution CBEV-TV Ch. 9
Fort Simpson CBEGT Ch. 9
Fort Smith CBEAT Ch. 8 +
Hay River CBEBT-1 Ch. 7
Inuvik CHAK-TV Ch. 6
Norman Wells CBEDT Ch. 9
Rae/Edzo CFYK-TV-1 Ch. 10
Tuktoyaktuk CBEPT Ch. 8


Dawson CBDDT Ch. 7
Elsa CBKHT-1 Ch. 9
Faro CBDBT Ch. 8
Mayo CBKHT-2 Ch. 7
Watson Lake CBDAT Ch. 8 +
Whitehorse CFWH-TV Ch. 6


Arviat (Eskimo Point) CBEHT Ch. 9
Baker Lake CBEIT Ch. 9
Cambridge Bay CBENT Ch. 9
Cape Dorset CBEJT Ch. 9
Gjoa Haven CBERT Ch. 9
Igloolik CBII-TV Ch. 9
Iqaluit CFFB-TV Ch. 8
Kugluktuk (Coppermine) CBEOT Ch. 9
Pangnirtung CBEKT Ch. 9
Pond Inlet CBELT Ch. 9
Rankin Inlet CBECT Ch. 9
Resolute Bay CBEMT Ch. 9
Taloyoak (Spence Bay) CBEQT Ch. 9

Additional information may be placed on the public examination file as it becomes available. 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 comments.

Applicant’s address:

181 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1K9
Fax: 613-288-6257

Examination of application:

The reception
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
5002 Forrest Drive
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Public participation

Deadline for interventions

27 October 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. 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 application 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 this application, 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

858 Beatty Street
Suite 290
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 1C1
Tel.: 604-666-2111
Fax: 604-666-8322

Secretary General

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