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Ottawa, 6 January 2011
Notice of applications received
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 10 February 2011
[Submit an intervention/comment or view related documents]
The Commission has received the following applications:
Applicant and Locality
1. La radio campus communautaire francophone de Shawinigan inc.
2. Radio Gaspésie inc.
Grande-Vallée, Petite-Vallée and Cloridorme, Quebec
1. Shawinigan, Quebec
Application by La radio campus communautaire francophone de Shawinigan inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CFUT-FM Shawinigan.
The licensee proposes to amend the licence by changing the frequency from 91.1 MHz (channel 216A1) to 88.1 MHz (channel 201B).
The licensee also proposes to change the authorized contours by increasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 199 to 8,235 watts (with an increase in the maximum ERP from 250 to 31,291 watts and in the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 9.2 to 152.1 metres).
The licensee proposes to relocate the transmitter site from Shawinigan to Mont-Carmel.
The licensee stated that the proposed changes will result in a better quality signal to listeners, advertisers and partners located in the RCM of Shawinigan, Les Chenaux, Mékinac and Maskinongé, part of its licensed area that is currently experiencing poor reception of CFUT-FM. The licensee also stated that this amendment would allow it to strengthen its financial position and ensure its long term viability.
Although the licensee expects the impact on the market to be minimal, the Commission notes that, with the proposed changes, the population in the 3 mV/m contour would increase from 51,904 to 65,446, and from 61,215 to 91,878 in the 0.5 mV/m contour.
540 Broadway Avenue
Examination of application :
At the licensee’s address
2. Grande-Vallée, Petite-Vallée and Cloridorme, Quebec
Application No. 2010-1671-7
Application by Radio Gaspésie inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the French-language community radio programming undertaking CJRG-FM Gaspé.
The licensee proposes to add three FM rebroadcasting transmitters at Grande-Vallée, Petite-Vallée and Cloridorme.
The Grande-Vallée rebroadcasting transmitter would operate at 98.5 MHz (channel 253A1) with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 250 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of -111.3 metres).
The Petite-Vallée rebroadcasting transmitter would operate at 99.9 MHz (channel 260A1) with an ERP of 250 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of -114.2 metres).
The Cloridorme rebroadcasting transmitter would operate at 98.9 MHz (channel 255A1) with an ERP of 250 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of -85.4 metres).
The licensee states that these rebroadcasting transmitters are necessary because of the mountainous topography, which prevents these municipalities from receiving the signal of CJRG-FM.
The Commission notes that this amendment would allow the licensee to potentially reach 1,230 listeners in the Grande-Vallée area, 248 listeners in the Petite-Vallée area, and 764 listeners in the Cloridorme area.
Examination of application:
Grande-Vallée City Hall
3 St-François Xavier Street East
Petite-Vallée City Hall
45 Principale Street
Cloridorme City Hall library
472 Road 132
Deadline for interventions
10 February 2011
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.
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 www.crtc.gc.ca, 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
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
99 Wyse Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
205 Viger Avenue West
55 St. Clair Avenue East
275 Portage Avenue
2220 – 12th Avenue
10405 Jasper Avenue
858 Beatty Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
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