Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-24

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Reference: Part 1 application posted on 18 November 2016

Ottawa, 25 January 2017

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Dawson Creek and Vancouver, British Columbia

Application 2016-1155-9

CBUF-FM Vancouver and its transmitter CBUF-FM-7 Dawson Creek – Technical changes

  1. The Commission approves the application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to change the authorized contours of CBUF-FM-7 Dawson Creek, a rebroadcasting transmitter of the French-language radio programming undertaking CBUF-FM Vancouver, British Columbia (ICI Radio-Canada Première), by relocating the transmitter site, changing its class from A1 to A and increasing the average effective radiated power from 70 to 820 watts and the effective height of the antenna above average terrain from 88 to 104.9 metres. All other technical parameters will remain unchanged. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.
  2. The CBC explained that the rebroadcasting transmitter will be co-located with that of its Radio One service CBKQ-FM Dawson Creek on a single antenna to reduce costs, while improving the coverage of the ICI Radio-Canada Première service in the area.
  3. The Commission reminds the licensee that pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department of Industry notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.
  4. The transmitter must be operational with implemented technical changes 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 25 January 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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