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Ottawa, 17 April 2015

Notice of applications received

Various locations
Renewal of the broadcasting licences for certain radio stations

Deadline for submission of interventions/comments/answers: 22 May 2015

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

The Commission announces that it has received applications to renew the broadcasting licences for certain radio stations that expire 31 August 2015. Information regarding each application is set out in the tables below.

The licensees propose to operate their undertakings under the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licences.

The licensee of the community radio station will be required to adhere to the conditions set out in Standard conditions of licence for campus and community radio stations, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2012-304, 22 May 2012.

The licensees of the native radio stations will be required to adhere to the conditions set out in Changes to conditions of licence for certain native radio undertakings, Public Notice CRTC 2001-70, 15 June 2001.

In each case, the Commission has examined the licensee’s compliance with the requirements set out in section 9(2) of the Radio Regulations, 1986.

Licensees in apparent non-compliance

Based on this examination, the Commission notes that the licensees listed below are in apparent non-compliance with certain regulatory requirements for the current licence term and that they have been so informed. The requirements in question are specified below.

The Commission intends to consider the renewal of the broadcasting licences for these stations according to the approach set out in Update on the Commission’s approach to non-compliance by radio stations, Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2014-608, 21 November 2014. The Commission will consider the use of any or all of the measures set out at paragraph 7 of that information bulletin, as appropriate, given the facts of each application.

Community radio station

Licensee nameReturn to footnote1 Application number, call sign and location Type of apparent non-compliance Email address/website to request an electronic version of the application
Radio communautaire du Labrador Inc. 2014-1275-9
CJRM-FM Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador, and its transmitters CKIJ-FM St. John’s and CKIP-FM La Grand’Terre
Late filing of its licence renewal application

Annual returns

Native radio stations

Licensee name Application number, call sign and location Type of apparent non-compliance Email address/website to request an electronic version of the application
Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta 2014-0840-2
CFWE-FM-4 Edmonton, Alberta, and its transmitters in Anzac, Boyer River, Bushe River, Cadotte Lake, Chard, Child Lake, Conklin, Desmarais / Wabasca, Duncan’s Band, Fort Chipewyan, Fort McKay, Fort McMurray, Frog Lake, Heart Lake, Horse Lake / Hythe, John d’Or Prairie, Joussard, Lac La Biche, Little Buffalo, Loon Lake, Moose Hills, North Tallcree, Paddle Prairie, Peavine, Peerless Lake, Peigan / Blood Reserve, Sandy Lake, Slave Lake, South Tallcree, Sturgeon Lake, Trout Lake and Whitefish Lake / Atikameg
Annual returns
Chimnissing Communications 2014-0680-2
CKUN-FM Christian Island, Ontario
Annual returns

Late filing of the licence renewal application
Northern Native Broadcasting (Terrace, BC) 2014-0936-8
CFNR-FM Terrace, British Columbia, and its transmitters VF2064 Fort St. James, VF2066 Dease Lake, VF2072 Good Hope Lake, VF2073 Quesnel, VF2077 Moberly Lake, VF2078 Lower Post, VF2110 Blueberry River, VF2111 Burns Lake, VF2112 Doig River, VF2113 Fort Ware, VF2114 Iskut, VF2115 Kincolith, VF2116 Kitimat, VF2117 Kitkatla, VF2118 Gitanyow (Kitwancool Indian Reserve), VF2119 Prince Rupert, VF2120 Telegraph Creek, VF2133 Atlin, VF2134 Canim Lake, VF2135 Kitseguecla, VF2163 Hazelton, VF2165 Kitwanga, VF2166 Tachie, VF2169 Smithers, VF2170 Port Simpson, VF2171 Skidegate, VF2172 Toosey Indian Reserve, VF2226 Canyon City, VF2227 Klemtu, VF2228 Nemaiah Valley, VF2230 Cheslatta Indian Reserve, VF2231 Fort Babine, VF2232 Bella Bella, VF2233 Bella Coola, VF2235 Williams Lake, VF2237 Anahim Lake, VF2238 Redstone Flat Indian Reserve, VF2271 Aiyansh, VF2272 Alkali Lake, VF2273 McLeod Lake, VF2276 Dog Creek, VF2279 Ingenkia and VF2079 Masset
Annual returns
Northern Native Broadcasting, Yukon 2014-0868-3
CHON-FM Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and its transmitters CHCK-FM Carmacks, CHHJ-FM Haines Junction, CHOL-FM Old Crow, CHON-FM-2 Takhini River Subdivision, CHON-FM-3 Johnson’s Crossing, CHPE-FM Pelly Crossing, CHTE-FM Teslin, VF2024 Klukshu, VF2027 Watson Lake, VF2028 Mayo, VF2035 Ross River, VF2038 Upper Liard, VF2039 Carcross, VF2049 Dawson City, VF2125 Takhini River Subdivision, VF2126 Keno City, VF2127 Stewart Crossing, VF2128 Tagish, VF2147 Destruction Bay, VF2148 Whitehorse (Mayo Road Subdivision), VF2306 Atlin, British Columbia, VF2311 Lower Post, VF2353 Good Hope Lake, British Columbia,
VF2354 Aklavik, Northwest Territories, VF2414 Faro and
VF2498 Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River), Northwest Territories
Annual returns

In response to a letter sent by Commission staff, Northern Native Broadcasting (Terrace, BC) identified five additional transmitters for which it is requesting renewal in Canoe Creek, Greenville, Hartley Bay, Metlekatla and Nautley, British Columbia. Commission staff has issued another letter requesting additional information from the licensee as to the status of these transmitters. This information will be added to the public record upon receipt. The Commission notes that it cannot renew a licence in respect of any transmitter not already included under the existing licence or for which the Department of Industry has not issued the necessary certification.

Station in compliance

Based on this examination, the Commission considers that the licensee listed below is in compliance with its regulatory requirements. The Commission intends to renew its broadcasting licence for a full seven-year term, subject to interventions.

Tourist radio station

Licensee name Application number, call sign and location Email address/website to request an electronic version of the application
Athabasca Motor Hotel (1972) Limited 2014-0738-8
CJAG-FM Jasper, Alberta


Deadline for interventions, comments or answers

22 May 2015

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules of Procedure) apply to the present proceeding. The Rules of Procedure set out, among other things, the rules for content, format, filing and service of interventions, replies, answers of respondents and requests for information; the procedure for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure; and the conduct of public hearings. 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 “Statutes and Regulations.” Guidelines on the CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure, Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-959, 23 December 2010, provides information to help interested persons and parties understand the Rules of Procedure so that they can more effectively participate in Commission proceedings.

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

Interventions and answers 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.

The Commission encourages interested persons and parties 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.

Submissions longer than five pages should include a summary. Each paragraph of all submissions should be numbered, and the line ***End of document*** should follow the last paragraph. This will help the Commission verify that the document has not been damaged during electronic transmission.

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

by completing 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.

Parties who send documents electronically must ensure that they will be able to prove, upon Commission request, that service/filing of a particular document was completed. Accordingly, parties must keep proof of the sending and receipt of each document for 180 days after the date on which the document is filed. The Commission advises parties who file and serve documents by electronic means to exercise caution when using email for the service of documents, as it may be difficult to establish that service has occurred.

In accordance with the Rules of Procedure, a document must be received by the Commission and all relevant parties by 5 p.m. Vancouver time (8 p.m. Ottawa time) on the date it is due. Parties are responsible for ensuring the timely delivery of their submissions and will not be notified if their submissions are received after the deadline. Late submissions, including those due to postal delays, will not be considered by the Commission and will not be made part of the public record.

The Commission will not formally acknowledge submissions. It will, however, fully consider all submissions, which will form part of the public record of the proceeding, provided that the procedure for filing set out above has been followed.

Important notice

All information that parties provide as part of this public process, except information designated confidential, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, email 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, email addresses, postal/street addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers, etc.

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.

Availability of documents

Electronic versions of the applications are available on the Commission’s website at by selecting the application number within this notice. They are also available from the applicants, either on their websites or upon request by contacting the applicants at their email addresses, provided above.

Electronic versions of the interventions and answers, as well as of other documents referred to in this notice, are available on the Commission’s website at by visiting the “Participate” section, selecting “Submit Ideas and Comments,” and then selecting “our open processes.” Documents can then be accessed by clicking on the links in the “Subject” and “Related Documents” columns associated with this particular notice.

Documents are also available from Commission offices, upon request, during normal business hours.

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


505 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West
Suite 205
Montréal, Quebec
H3A 3C2
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


403 - 1975 Scarth Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 2H1
Tel.: 306-780-3422
Fax: 306-780-3319


200 - 4th Avenue South-East
Suite 574
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 4X3
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


Footnote 1

The contact information for all the licensees identified in this notice are available upon request at Commission offices.

Return to footnote 1

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