On October 18, the CRTC approved the application by Allan Pellow for a broadcasting licence to carry on a low-power English- and French-language FM radio programming undertaking on the frequency 93.7 MHz, channel 229LP, with an effective radiated power of 50 watts. The licence would expire 31 August 2006. The undertaking would provide a bilingual service consisting of emergency messages to the Chapleau community.
CFJW-FM began operations.
On November 21, the CRTC issued an exemption order for low-power radio stations that provided tourist information. It came into effect immediately. Licensees of radio stations that considered their operations to be eligible for exemption under the order could file a simple statement asking that the Commission revoke their licences.