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Vol. 142, No. 41 — October 11, 2008

CANADA-NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR OFFSHORE PETROLEUM BOARD

CANADA-NEWFOUNDLAND ATLANTIC ACCORD IMPLEMENTATION ACT

Call for Bids No. NL07-2

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board hereby gives notice of the bids which were selected in response to Call for Bids No. NL07-2 in the Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area. A summary of the terms and conditions applicable to the call was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on May 26, 2007.

This notice is made pursuant to and subject to the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, S.C. 1987, c. 3, and the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Newfoundland and Labrador Act, R.S.N.L. 1990, c. C-2.

Pursuant to Call for Bids No. NL07-2, bids were to be submitted in a prescribed form and were to contain only the information required on this form. In accordance with this requirement, the following bids were conditionally selected. Subject to ministerial approval, the Board will issue four Exploration Licences in November 2008:

Parcel No. 1

Work Expenditure Bid

 

$10,162,800

Bid Deposit

 

$10,000

Issuance Fee

 

$2,750

Bidders, with participating shares


Husky Oil Operations Limited

100%

Designated Representative

Husky Oil Operations Limited

 
     

Parcel No. 2

   

Work Expenditure Bid

 

$9,601,000

Bid Deposit

 

$10,000

Issuance Fee

 

$2,500

Bidders, with participating shares

Vulcan Minerals Inc.

50%

 

Investcan Energy Corporation

50%

Designated Representative

Vulcan Minerals Inc.

 
     

Parcel No. 3

   

Work Expenditure Bid

 

$120,166,880

Bid Deposit

 

$10,000

Issuance Fee

 

$2,750

Bidders, with participating shares


Husky Oil Operations Limited

75%

 

Suncor Energy Inc.

25%

Designated Representative

Husky Oil Operations Limited

 
     

Parcel No. 4

   

Work Expenditure Bid

 

$46,500,000

Bid Deposit

 

$10,000

Issuance Fee

 

$2,500

Bidders, with participating shares

Chevron Canada Limited

100%

Designated Representative

Chevron Canada Limited

 

Further information, including the full text of the Call for Bids No. NL07-2, may be obtained by contacting Ms. Susan Gover, Legal and Land, Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, TD Place, 5th Floor, 140 Water Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6H6.

September 2008

MAX RUELOKKE, P.Eng.
Chairman and CEO

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CANADA-NOVA SCOTIA OFFSHORE PETROLEUM BOARD

CANADA-NOVA SCOTIA OFFSHORE PETROLEUM RESOURCES ACCORD IMPLEMENTATION ACT

Issuance of exploration licences

As required by subsection 62(4) of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act, S.C. 1988, c. 28, and subsection 65(4) of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation (Nova Scotia) Act, S.N.S. 1987, c. 3, notice is hereby given that the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board has issued exploration licences 2417 and 2418 to Ammonite Corporation and Catheart Energy, Inc. as a result of Call for Bids No. NS07-1. The effective date of these two licences is September 15, 2008.

A summary of the terms and conditions of all relevant licences was previously published in the Canada Gazette and in the Royal Gazette (Nova Scotia), as part of Call for Bids No. NS07-1. The full text of the Call for Bids and copies of the exploration licences are available from the Board upon request.

Septembre 15, 2008

DIANA L. DALTON
Acting Chief Executive Officer

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CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

NOTICE TO INTERESTED PARTIES

The following notices are abridged versions of the Commission’s original notices bearing the same number. The original notices contain a more detailed outline of the applications, including additional locations and addresses where the complete files may be examined. The relevant material, including the notices and applications, is available for viewing during normal business hours at the following offices of the Commission:

— Central Building, Les Terrasses de la Chaudière, Room 206, 1 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0N2, 819-997-2429 (telephone), 994-0423 (TDD), 819-994-0218 (fax);

— Metropolitan Place, Suite 1410, 99 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4S5, 902-426-7997 (telephone), 426-6997 (TDD), 902-426-2721 (fax);

— Kensington Building, Suite 1810, 275 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3, 204-983-6306 (telephone), 983-8274 (TDD), 204-983-6317 (fax);

— 530–580 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B6, 604-666-2111 (telephone), 666-0778 (TDD), 604-666-8322 (fax);

— CRTC Documentation Centre, 205 Viger Avenue W, Suite 504, Montréal, Quebec H2Z 1G2, 514-283-6607 (telephone), 283-8316 (TDD), 514-283-3689 (fax);

— CRTC Documentation Centre, 55 St. Clair Avenue E, Suite 624, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M2, 416-952-9096 (telephone), 416-954-6343 (fax);

— CRTC Documentation Centre, Cornwall Professional Building, Room 103, 2125 11th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3X3, 306-780-3422 (telephone), 306-780-3319 (fax);

— CRTC Documentation Centre, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Suite 520, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4, 780-495-3224 (telephone), 780-495-3214 (fax).

Interventions must be filed with the Secretary General, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2, together with proof that a true copy of the intervention has been served upon the applicant, on or before the deadline given in the notice.

Secretary General

CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

DECISIONS

The complete texts of the decisions summarized below are available from the offices of the CRTC.

2008-128-2 September 29, 2008

9183-9084 Québec inc.
Québec, Quebec

Addition of a condition to the license for CHRC Québec.

2008-272 September 29, 2008

Maritime Broadcasting System Limited
Miramichi, New Brunswick

Approved — Renewal of the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking CFAN-FM Miramichi, from January 1, 2009, to August 31, 2015.

2008-273 September 29, 2008

Eleanor Whiteduck in her capacity as the Radio Broadcaster of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation Band
Maniwaki, Quebec

Approved — Renewal of the broadcasting licence for the Type B Native FM radio programming undertaking CKWE-FM Maniwaki, from January 1, 2009, to August 31, 2015.

2008-274 October 1, 2008

Acadia Broadcasting Limited
Bridgewater, Liverpool and Shelbourne, Nova Scotia

Approved — Renewal of the broadcasting licence for the English-language, commercial FM radio programming undertaking CKBW-FM Bridgewater and its transmitters CKBW-FM-1 Liverpool and CKBW-FM-2 Shelbourne, from January 1, 2009, to August 31, 2015.

2008-275 October 1, 2008

Fawcett Broadcasting Limited
Fort Frances, Ontario

Approved — Renewal of the broadcasting licence for the English-language, commercial FM radio programming undertaking CFOB-FM Fort Frances, from January 1, 2009, to August 31, 2015.

2008-276 October 1, 2008

Radio CJVR Ltd.
Melfort, Dafoe, Waskesiu Lake and Carrot River, Saskatchewan

Approved — Renewal of the broadcasting licence for the English-language, commercial FM radio programming undertaking CJVR-FM Melfort and its transmitters CJVR-FM-1 Dafoe, CJVR-FM-2 Waskesiu Lake and CJVR-FM-3 Carrot River, from January 1, 2009, to August 31, 2015.

2008-277 October 3, 2008

CTV Limited
Kitchener, Ontario

Approved — Broadcasting licence to operate a new English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking in Kitchener to replace its AM station CKKW.

2008-278 October 3, 2008

591991 B.C. Ltd.
Montmagny and Québec, Quebec

Approved — Relocation of the transmitter of radio station CFEL-FM from its current location in L’Ange-Gardien to a new site in Québec.

Approved — Licence amendments to delete the condition of licence relating to maintaining Corus facilities in Montmagny and to amend the condition of licence relating to Canadian content development.

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CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

PUBLIC NOTICE 2008-85

Notice of consultation

Application received
Across Canada
Deadline for submission of interventions and/or comments:
November 5, 2008

The Commission has received the following application:

1. YTV Canada, Inc.
    Across Canada

To amend the licence of the national English-language specialty programming undertaking known as YTV.

October 1, 2008

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CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

PUBLIC NOTICE 2008-86

Notice of consultation

Applications received
Various locations
Deadline for submission of interventions and/or comments:
November 6, 2008

The Commission has received the following applications:

1. TV5 Québec Canada
    Across Canada

To amend the licence of the national French-language specialty television programming undertaking known as TV5.

2. Faithway Communications Inc.
    Fredericton, New Brunswick

Relating to the licence of the low-power specialty English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking CJRI-FM at Fredericton, New Brunswick.

October 2, 2008

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CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

PUBLIC NOTICE 2008-87

Notice of consultation

Call for applications
Radio — Québec, Quebec

The Commission announces that it has received applications for broadcasting licences to provide a commercial radio service to serve Québec, Quebec.

The Commission hereby calls for applications from other parties wishing to obtain a broadcasting licence (or licences) to serve this area.

Persons interested in responding to this call must submit a formal application to the Commission no later than December 2, 2008. Applicants are also required to submit all necessary technical documentation to the Department of Industry by the same date.

It should be noted that, in making this call, the Commission has not reached any conclusion with respect to the licensing of any service at this time.

The Commission has concerns regarding the ability of the city of Québec’s market to absorb new commercial radio services. The Commission notes that there was weak growth in radio advertising revenue in the city of Québec from 2003 to 2007. The average annual compound radio advertising revenue growth rate for the city of Québec’s market was 1.8%, as compared to 3.5% for the province of Quebec and 5.8% for Canada. Also, the profit before interest and taxes (PBIT) margin of the city of Québec’s market decreased from 15.2% in 2003 to 1.7% in 2007. In comparison, the industry’s PBIT margin for the province of Quebec decreased from 16.7% to 15.5%, while that for Canada increased from 19.3% to 20.0% during the same period.

The applicants will therefore have to demonstrate that the city of Québec’s market is able to support new services. They must also demonstrate that there is a demand and a market for the station and the proposed service. Without restricting the scope of the issues to be considered, the following should be addressed:

1. The contribution that the proposed service will make to achieve the objectives established in the Broadcasting Act and, in particular, to the production of local and regional programming.

2. The factors relevant to the evaluation of applications, as outlined in Decision CRTC 1999-480 dated October 28, 1999.

3. The means by which the applicant will contribute to Canadian content development, with initiatives that will support, promote, train and develop Canadian musical and spoken word talent, including journalists.

4. An analysis of the markets involved and potential advertising revenues, taking into account the results of any survey undertaken supporting the estimates.

5. Evidence as to the availability of financial resources consist-ent with the requirements established in the financial projections of the applicant’s business plan. For the convenience of applicants, the Commission has available upon request a document entitled Documentation Required by the Commission to Support the Availability of an Applicant’s Proposed Financing.

For the convenience of interested parties, the financial summary for the Québec radio market is attached to the hard copy version of this call.

The Commission also reminds applicants that they must comply with the eligibility requirements set out in the Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility of Non-Canadians), SOR/97-192, dated April 8, 1997, as amended by SOR/98-378, dated July 15, 1998, and the Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility to Hold Broadcasting Licences), SOR/85-627, dated June 27, 1985, as amended by SOR/97-231, dated April 22, 1997, and SOR/2007-73, dated April 19, 2007.

The Commission will announce at a later date the public process for considering applications and where they may be examined by the public. As part of that process, the public will be given the opportunity to comment on any application by submitting written interventions to the CRTC.

Notice of each application will also be published in newspapers of general circulation within the area to be served.

Applications filed in response to this call must be forwarded in electronic form using epass.

For instructions on how to file applications using epass, consult the CRTC Web site at www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/file.htm.

Applicants who are unable to file their applications using epass should contact Johanne Lafontaine, Manager, Broadcasting Process and External Liaison, for information on alternate filing options. Ms. Lafontaine may be reached by telephone at 819-997-4681 or by email at johanne.lafontaine@crtc.gc.ca.

October 3, 2008

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PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT ACT

Permission and leave granted

The Public Service Commission of Canada, pursuant to section 116 of the Public Service Employment Act, hereby gives notice that it has granted permission, pursuant to subsection 114(4) of the said Act, to Myra Sweeney, Institutional Parole Officer (WP-4), Correctional Service Canada, Abbotsford, British Columbia, to allow her to be a candidate during the election period in the federal election that will be held on October 14, 2008, for the electoral district of Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon, British Columbia.

The Public Service Commission, pursuant to subsection 114(5) of that Act, also grants a leave of absence without pay during the election period, effective close of business on September 19, 2008, to allow her to be a candidate during this election.

September 29, 2008

MARIA BARRADOS
President

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