Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-215

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Reference: Part 1 application posted on 15 March 2017

Ottawa, 23 June 2017

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Inuvik and Norman Wells, Northwest Territories

Application 2017-0190-5

CHAK Inuvik – New transmitter in Norman Wells

  1. The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language radio programming undertaking CHAK Inuvik, Northwest Territories, to operate an FM transmitter in Norman Wells to rebroadcast the programming of its national, English-language network service Radio One. The new low-power FM transmitter will replace the low-power AM transmitter CBDW Norman Wells. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.
  2. The new transmitter will operate at 99.9 MHz (channel 260LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts and an effective height of the antenna above average terrain of 6 metres.
  3. The CBC stated that the FM transmitter will improve the quality of the Radio One signal in Norman Wells.
  4. Pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department of Industry (the Department) notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.
  5. Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power FM undertaking, the Commission reminds the licensee that it will have to select another frequency or channel if the Department so requires.
  6. The transmitter must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 24 months from the date of this decision, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before 23 June 2019. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted in writing at least 60 days before that date.

Secretary General

This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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