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Ottawa, 22 May 2013

Notice of hearing

22 July 2013
Gatineau, Quebec
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments/answers: 21 June 2013

[Submit an intervention/comment/answer or view related documents]

The Commission will hold a hearing on 22 July 2013 at 11:00 a.m., at the Commission Headquarters, 1 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec. The Commission intends to consider the following applications, subject to interventions, without the appearance of the parties:

Applicant/Licensee and Locality

1.  Hunters Bay Radio Inc.
Huntsville, Ontario
Application 2012-0992-4

2.  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Applications 2013-0642-3 and 2013-0643-1

3.   Shaw Communications Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and across Canada
Application 2013-0586-3

4.  Lillooet Camelsfoot T.V. and Radio Association
Lillooet, British Columbia
Application 2013-0433-6

1.    Hunters Bay Radio Inc.
Huntsville, Ontario
Application 2012-0992-4

Application by Hunters Bay Radio Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language community radio programming undertaking in Huntsville.

The proposed station would operate on frequency 88.7 MHz (channel 204B1) with an effective radiated power of 5,700 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 182.1 metres).

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

Applicant’s address:

40 Main Street West
Huntsville, Ontario
P1H 2C3
Fax: 705-789-2550
Website to view application:
Email to request electronic version of application:

2.    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Applications 2013-0642-3 and 2013-0643-1

Applications by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language FM radio programming undertaking in Saskatoon and to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-Language AM radio programming undertaking CBK Regina.

The proposed FM station would replace CBK’s rebroadcasting transmitter CBK-1-FM Saskatoon. The station would continue to broadcast programming received from the CBC’s national Radio One network but would also broadcast during each broadcast week a minimum of 12 hours and 30 minutes of local programming to Saskatoon residents. Local programming would consist of a mix of local, national and international news, up-to-date weather forecasts, road conditions, sports coverage, interviews and short documentaries.

The proposed FM station would operate under the same technical parameters as currently authorized for CBK-1-FM.

The application to amend the broadcasting licence for CBK to delete the transmitter CBK-1-FM Saskatoon is subject to Commission approval of the application for the new FM station.

Applicant’s address:

181 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1K9
Fax: 613-288-6257
Email to request electronic version of application:

3.    Shaw Communications Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and across Canada
Application 2013-0586-3

Application by Shaw Communications Inc. (Shaw) to acquire from Videon Cablesystems Inc. (Videon) the assets of terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings serving Edmonton, Alberta and Winnipeg, Manitoba, as well as the assets of Videon’s national video-on-demand programming undertaking.

The applicant also requests new broadcasting licences to continue the operation of the undertakings under the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licences.

Videon is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shaw, which in turn is controlled by J.R. Shaw.

This corporate reorganization consists of the wind-up of Videon into Shaw, pursuant to the Wind-Up Agreement dated 31 August 2012.

The transaction will not affect the effective control of the undertakings, which will continue to be exercised by Shaw.

Applicant’s address:

900 630-3rd Avenue South-West
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 4L4
Fax: 613-688-6799
Email to request electronic version of application:

4.    Lillooet Camelsfoot T.V. and Radio Association
Lillooet, British Columbia
Application 2013-0433-6

Application by Lillooet Camelsfoot T.V. and Radio Association (Camelsfoot) for authority to acquire from Radio Lillooet Society the assets of the English-language low-power community radio programming undertaking CHLS-FM Lillooet, British Columbia, known as Radio Lillooet.

The applicant also requests a new broadcasting licence to continue the operation of the undertaking under the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licence.

Camelsfoot is a not-for-profit corporation controlled by its board of directors.

The Commission notes that the current licensee may have been in non-compliance with section 9(2) of the Radio Regulations, 1986 relating to the filing of annual returns, for the 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2006-2007, 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 broadcast years.

Applicant’s address:

P.O. Box 1545
Lillooet, British Columbia
V0K 1V0
Fax: 250-256-7561
Email to request electronic version of application:


Deadline for interventions or answers

21 June 2013

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure, SOR/2010-277 (the Rules of Procedure), set out, among other things, the rules for content, format, filing and service of interventions and answers of respondents, the procedure for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure, and the conduct of the public hearing. Accordingly, the procedure set out below must be read in conjunction with the Rules of Procedure and its accompanying documents, which can be found on the Commission’s website under “CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure.”

An intervention or an answer from a respondent must be filed with the Commission and served on the applicant on or before the above-mentioned date. An answer from a respondent must also be served on any other respondent.

In accordance with the Rules of Procedure, a document must be filed with, not merely sent to, the Commission by 5 p.m. Vancouver time (8 p.m. Ottawa time) on the date it is due. The Commission takes no responsibility for postal delays and will not notify a party whose submission is received after the deadline date. Late submissions will not be considered by the Commission and will not be made part of the public file.

Interventions and answers will be considered by the Commission and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to parties, provided the procedures set out in the Rules of Procedure and this notice have been followed. Parties will be contacted only if their submissions raise procedural questions.

Submissions must be filed by sending them to the Secretary General of the Commission by only one of the following means:

by using the
[Intervention/comment/answer form]


by mail to
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2


by fax at

A true copy of each intervention or answer from a respondent must be sent to the applicant and, in the case of a respondent to an application, to any other respondent.

The Commission advises those who file and serve by electronic mode to exercise caution when using e-mail for service of documents, 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 was completed. The sender must keep proof of the sending and the receipt of the document for 180 days after the day on which it is filed.

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 altered during electronic transmission.

Interventions and answers must 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.

In the event that an application is brought to an oral phase of the hearing, and if parties wish to appear, they must provide reasons why their written interventions or answers are not sufficient and why an appearance is necessary. Parties requiring communication support must state their request on the first page of their intervention. Only those parties whose requests to appear have been granted will be contacted by the Commission and invited to appear at the public hearing.

Persons requiring communications support such as assistance listening devices and sign language interpretation are requested to inform the Commission at least twenty (20) days before the commencement of the public hearing so that the necessary arrangements can be made.

Important notice

All information that parties provide as part of this public process, except information designated confidential, 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 parties and interested persons to monitor the record of the proceeding, available on the Commission’s website, for additional information that they may find useful when preparing their submissions.

Examination of documents

An electronic version of the applications is available on the Commission’s website by selecting the application number within this notice. It is also available from the applicants, either on their websites or upon request by contacting the applicants at their email addresses, provided above.

A list of all interventions and answers will also be available on the Commission’s website. The list is accessible by selecting “View all proceedings open for comment” from the “Public Proceedings” section of the Commission’s website and clicking on the “Interventions/Answers” link associated with this notice.

Documents are also available during normal office hours 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

Nova Scotia

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


360 Main Street
Suite 970
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 3Z3
Tel.: 204-983-6306
Fax: 204-983-6317


2220 – 12th Avenue
Suite 620
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 0M8
Tel.: 306-780-3422


100 – 4th Avenue South-West
Suite 403
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 3N2
Tel.: 403-292-6660
Fax: 403-292-6686

British Columbia

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

Secretary General

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