Radio & Television

Aboriginal Voices Radio applies for another CRTC extension

GATINEAU, Que. – Aboriginal Voices Radio Inc. has applied for another extension to the CRTC to begin broadcasting programming in aboriginal languages in Vancouver, Abbortsford, B.C., Calgary, Ottawa, and Montreal. The broadcaster was granted licences to create stations in 2001 (Vancouver, Calgary, and Ottawa) and in 2003 (Abbotsford and Montreal) but has yet to launch. Aboriginal Voices wants until Sept. 1, 2006 to launch “for primarily technical and logistical reasons,” the commission says. The application for an extension of the time limit to start operations marks the sixth such request for Ottawa, the fifth request for Vancouver and Calgary, and...