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Ottawa, 20 July 2012

By E-mail :

Mr. Ivan Traill
General Manager
Neepawa Access Community Television
P.O. Box 1657 – 290 Davidson St
Neepawa, Manitoba
R0J 1H0
Phone/Fax: (204)476-3351

Dear Mr. Traill :

Re: Part 1 application 2012-0755-6 by Neepawa Access Community Television (NAC TV).

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 Neepawa Access Community Television.
Section 22 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010 -958, provides that an applicant must serve its application on a respondent defined as a person who is “adverse in interest.” The guidelines set out in the Rules of procedure 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.

Commission staff notes that you have not served your application on any respondents.
In light of the above, you are to serve the application on the stations listed in the Appendix A to BPN 2003-37, as well as on the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and 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 27 July 2012.

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 27 July 2012.

Furthermore, as per section 5 of the application form, Respondents, please fill in the chart below with the required information in order to comply with the requirement in the Rules of Practice and Procedure that all applications be accompanied by a list of the persons on whom the application is served (see Guidelines on the CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure, Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-959).

*Respondent *Mail or E-mail Addres *Date Served

The information requested herein should be received by the Commission no later than 27 July 2012 failing which, your application may be returned as incomplete.
A 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) 997-9392.

Yours sincerely,

Katie Hopkins
Television Broadcasting Policy and Applications
Policy Analyst

cc: Mr Rick Arnish, Chair of the SMITS Coalition
SMITS coalition members

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