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Ottawa, 18 February 2015

Notice of applications received

Various locations
Renewal of the broadcasting licences for certain native radio stations - Licensees in apparent non-compliance

Deadline for submission of interventions/comments/answers: 25 March 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 native radio stations, which expire 31 August 2015. Information regarding each application is set out in the tables below.

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

The licensees will be required to adhere to the requirements 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 relating to the filing of annual returns.

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

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.

Native radio stations

Licensee nameFootnote 1 Application number,
call sign and location
Type of apparent non-compliance Email address/website to request an electronic version of the application
CKRK K-103 FM Mohawk Radio Kahnawake Association 2014-0700-0
CKRK-FM Kahnawake, Quebec
Annual returns
Comité de la Radio communautaire huronne Wyandot inc. 2014-0769-3
CIHW-FM Village-des-Hurons, Quebec
Annual returns
Membertou Radio Association Inc. 2014-0916-0
CJIJ-FM Sydney, Nova Scotia
Annual returns
Native Communication Inc. 2014-0923-5
CINC-FM Thompson, Manitoba, and its transmitters CICP-FM Cranberry Portage
CIFF-FM Flin Flon
CINR-FM Norway House
CISI-FM South Indian Lake
CIST-FM St. Theresa Point
CISV-FM Swan River
CITP-FM The Pas Indian Reserve
CIWM-FM Brandon
CIWR-FM Waterhen
VF2106 Lac Brochet

VF2107 Poplar River
VF2108 Red Sucker Lake
VF2109 Tadoule Lake
VF2167 Pukatawagan
VF2168 Wabowden
VF2174 Gods Lake Narrows
VF2175 God’s River
VF2195 Cross Lake
VF2196 Berens River
VF2198 Garden Hill
VF2199 Shamattawa
VF2220 Brochet
VF2222 Nelson House
VF2261 Cormorant
VF2262 Duck Bay
VF2263 Grand Rapids
VF2264 Pikwitonei
VF2265 Split Lake
VF2312 Churchill
VF2313 Moose Lake
VF2314 Oxford House
VF2333 Gillam
VF2334 Fox Lake, Alberta
VF2335 Lake Manitoba
VF2336 Griswold
VF2337 Easterville
VF2338 Thicket Portage
VF2339 Bloodvein
VF2340 Hollow
Water First Nations
VF2342 Sherridon
VF2382 Long Plain
VF2404 Jackhead
VF2405 Pauingassi First Nation
VF2406 Leaf Rapids
VF2407 Little Grand Rapids
VF2420 Camperville
VF2421 Dauphin River
VF2422 Ilford
VF2423 Lynn Lake
VF2462 Snow Lake
VF2503 Fisher River
VF2504 Paint Lake
Annual returns
Native Communication Inc. 2014-0928-5
CIUR-FM Winnipeg, Manitoba
Annual returns
Natotawin Broadcasting Inc. 2014-0765-1
CJLR-FM La Ronge, Saskatchewan, and its transmitters
CIRN-FM Saskatoon
CJLR-FM-1 Montreal Lake
CJLR-FM-2 Denare Beach
CJLR-FM-3 Prince Albert
CJLR-FM-4 Regina
CJLR-FM-5 Yorkton
CJLR-FM-6 North Battleford
CJLR-FM-7 Meadow Lake
VF2298 Black Lake
VF2299 Fond Du Lac
VF2300 James Smith Reserve
VF2301 Shoal Lake
VF2332 Beardy’s First Nation Reserve (Duck Lake)
Annual returns
Radio Broadcaster of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation Band (Charles Morin) 2014-0876-6
CKWE-FM Maniwaki, Quebec
Annual returns
Southern Onkwehon:we Nishinabec Indigenous Communications Society Inc. 2014-0870-9
CKRZ-FM Ohsweken, Ontario
Annual returns


Deadline for interventions, comments or answers

25 March 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 addresses of all the licensees identified in this notice are available upon request at Commission offices.

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