Perhaps this promotional banner from last year should be redone as:
Only Snow in some parts of Canada
The numbers reported by CBC are a bit confusing: one year ago they wrote 5% of Canadians depended on free OTA TV and now they say 2% of Canada's population is expected to lose their CBC Television reception.
In light of the economy, the last lines of their announcement are rather telling:
Continuing to operate 620 transmitters to reach just 1.7 percent of the population would not be an efficient use of our resources at the best of times, and it is simply not viable given the current circumstances." ...
*** Update, 2012-07-17 From Broadcaster Magazine dot com
CACTUS Asks for Consultation Before Shutting Down CBC Transmission Sites
CRTC has received over 2,000 letters from concerned Canadians living in small communities.
*** Update, 2012-07-17 From CRTC