On January 16, the CRTC approved an application by C.W. Millar, representing a Committee to be established, for a broadcasting licence for an English-language FM radio programming undertaking on the frequency 103.1 MHz, channel 276LP, with an effective radiated power of 47 watts, to broadcast tourist information 12 hours per day, seven days a week, from April to October. The licence would expire 31 August 2002.
CFSW-FM signed on the air.
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.