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Ottawa, 14 December 2011

VIA EMAIL:             

Mr. Steve Grisim
Station Manager
The Miracle Channel Association
450-31 Street North
Lethbridge, AB
T1H 3Z3

Re:  Application 2011-1553-5

Mr. Steve Grisim:

This is in reference to your application requesting that "Appendix A: Small market, independently owned television stations by ownership group" in Direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting distribution undertakings - simultaneous and non-simultaneous program deletion and the carriage of local television signals in smaller markets, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2003-37 be amended to include CJIL-TV Lethbridge, Alberta.

1. Respondents

Section 22 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that an applicant must serve its application on a respondent defined as a person who is “adverse in interest.” The guidelines on the Rules of procedure1 include a chart of persons generally considered to be respondents (paragraph 61). The list is not exhaustive since parties that can be considered respondents depend on the specific facts of the application.

We note that you have not served your application on any respondents.
In light of the above, you are therefore required to serve the application on the stations listed in the aforementioned Appendix A, as well as to the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and to the Corus stations that were added to the list in Regulatory policy – Regulatory frameworks for broadcasting distribution undertakings and discretionary programming services, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-100 , by 21 December 2011. Note that a document is not served until it is received by the intended recipient. Therefore, if you are serving a person by mail, you must send it in time for it to be delivered on or before 21 December 2011.

Furthermore, as per section 8 of the application form, Respondents, please revise the chart below with the required information as stated in the Rules of Practice and Procedure.


*Mail or E-mail Address

*Date Served













The information requested herein should be received by the Commission no later than 21 December 2011, failing which, your application may be returned to be completed and resubmitted with the Commission should you wish to pursue this proposal.

copy of this letter and all related correspondence will be added to the public record of the proceeding.

You are reminded that applicants are required to file their applications, related documents and related correspondence electronically using Access Key.

Should you need further information concerning your application, please do not hesitate to contact me at (819) 953-2195, or the Single Point of Contact for Small Undertakings at 1-866-781-1911.

Yours sincerely,

(original signed by)

Aspa Kotsopoulos,
Senior Policy Analyst
Television Policy and Applications

1. Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-959

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