29 February 1968: Note to File - Closure of Oshawa Transmitting Station

Cost was another factor in the closure of the Oshawa transmitting station. This report of a meeting between intelligence officials from External Affairs, the CBNRC, and the DND indicates that the Oshawa transmitting station cost $200,000 a year to run. At this meeting, Oshawa’s fate was all but sealed. External Affairs agreed to write to the British authorities to obtain approval for the closure of Oshawa. While it was suggested that the DND could pay for another circuit to make up for the radio channel lost by the CBNRC, no promises were made.

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Fixed Communications - Hydra Telegraph Relay System - Relocation of Hydra - Plans and Policy, RG24, S-2723-2, Vol. 2, Library and Archives Canada (LAC)