CRTC Articles

10-Digit Dialing Begins in Manitoba on Sunday

The transition to 10-digit dialing to accomodate Manitoba's new area code (431) will begin on Sunday, July 29. Starting this weekend, local calls dialed with seven digits may be interrupted by a network message reminding callers to first enter the area code. Calls...

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College Radio Station KICK FM Going Off the Air

After nearly 10 years, 92.9 KICK FM is going off the air. The Red River College radio station will go silent at 4 p.m. on Wednesdsay, forced to power down after new CRTC regulations regarding campus and community radio stations, as well as financial challenges....

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Nostalgia Seeks Licence to Enter Winnipeg Radio Market

A non-profit radio station hopes to hit the airwaves in Winnipeg after submitting a licence application with the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission. Nostalgia Broadcasting Cooperative's intent was published Wednesday, as well as the CRTC's request...

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CRTC Examining Supplemental Funding to Local TV

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will review funding cable and satellite companies provide to local television stations throughout the country, including three in Winnipeg. The Local Programming Improvement Fund is made up of 1.5...

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CBC Flips the Switch on DTV Today

CBC Flips the Switch on DTV Today

CBC and Radio-Canada will begin broadcasting a digital signal today as part of the DTV transition. The CBC is the last of the big Canadian broadcasters to make the switch after being granted an extension by the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission...

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Groove FM Given Green Light to Flip Formats

A Winnipeg radio station specializing in smooth jazz is hoping a format switch will make it viable again in the new year. Corus Entertainment-owned 99.1 Groove FM filed documents with the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in August to...

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Manitoba to Have 10-Digit Dialing Flicked on December 1

In preparation for mandatory 10-digit dialing in Manitoba on July 29, 2012, the Telecommunications Alliance is asking residents to get used to dialing the extra digits as of December 1. MTS, Shaw, Rogers, TELUS, Bell and Westman Communications Group will all support...

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Two-Hour Morning Newscast Coming to Winnipeg TV

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) cleared the way for Shaw Communications to purchase Canwest's television and cable assets on Friday. The $2 billion deal has been in the works for months, ever since Canwest filed for bankruptcy...

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New Radio Station Launching in Winnipeg Beach

You may soon be able to leave your iPod at home the next time you head out to Winnipeg Beach. The CRTC approved an application for a new FM radio station to operate in the lakeside community north of Winnipeg. In a ruling filed Wednesday, the federal broadcast...

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10-Digit Local Dialing on the Way for Manitoba in 2012

Your fingers will soon have to do a little extra work when dialing a local number, as Manitoba prepares to have a new area code added. The CRTC announced Wednesday that the new 431 area code will take effect November 3, 2012. The CRTC also announced that as of October...

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CRTC Holding Consultation on Internet, Telephone Services

By Tyler Sutherland The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has launched an online consultation to gauge opinions of Canadians on basic telephone and Internet services. The federal broadcast regulator launched the consultation Friday as...

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