A helping hand for CHCH.
The CRTC is creating an Independent Local News Fund to help stations in 18 cities across Canada produce news.
The fund will distribute about $20 million a year and takes effect in September 2017.
The money will be based on how much money a TV station spends on news coverage and the amount of hours of news programming it provides.
70 full-time CHCH employees were fired last December when Channel 11, a subsidiary of Channel Zero, declared bankruptcy.