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 ^f-v.P'*37r-���T  Provincial Library,  Victoria, B. C.  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  Volume 29, Number 1  January 6,1976  15c per copy  LAST WEEK'S WEATHER  High  Low  Precip.  December 27  1C  8c  6.6 mm  December 28  3C  9C  9.9 mm  December 29  3C  11C  10.4 mm  December 30  2C  8C  Nil  December 31  ���2C  6C  Nil  January 1  ���2C  4C  Nil  January 2  ���2C  2C  5.5 mm  December Precipitation 220.C  mm (8.66 In.)  Winter Club opens its doors  "W -,- /^ Oss^.,- ��_ "- -  IT'S A BOY  FIRST BABY of 1976 born on the Sun-      of Ted and Wendy Fiedler of Pratt Road  shine Coast was Adam Glynn Fiedler.       in Gibsons. Adam, weighing in at 9 lbs.,  Adam was born at 13 minutes after 5 p.m.       1 Vz  oz., was delivered  at  St.  Mary's  on New Year's Day. He is the second son      Hospital by Dr. Hobson.    No money for Soames Park  byROBDYKSTRA  A few years ago ��� oh, it was  about three by some people's  reckoning ��� two or three people  were sitting around and the talk  started to drift onto the subject of  curling. We may surmise at this  point the tone of the conversation  was more whimsical than serious  but at any rate one of the fellas  expressed his desire to see a  curling rink in Gibsons.  Great idea, thought the others.  Now we all know that sitting  around and talking about something, especially a curling rink, is  very different than going out and  doing something about it. Especially, doing something about a  curling rink.  You mustn't forget that all this  at-that-time-idle-talk and wishful  thinking was taking place, in the  midst of a community that a short  time earlier had voted against  a complex that would house, a  skating and curling rink under  one roof on District Lot 1608 in  Roberts Creek. Talk about granites and Hacks and brooms in an  area where people think just sitting around and enjoying the view  is recreation, why, that's like  heresy.  But the talk persisted that  day and by God, so did the idea.  The Kiwanis club had earlier conducted a survey in the are community and it was decided from  that survey that what we needed  here was a curling rink. With this  in mind the original three fellas  spread their idea and enthusiasm around and before too long  the thing caught on. More people  became interested, a board of directors was formed, and an attitude prevailed: Whatever it takes  BpaFd  presents  budget  The Regional Board'is still  seeking to establish a park on  Soames Hill but the crucial question is where will the money come  from.  An appeal to the Land Commission for green belt acquisition  funds has only resulted in the  suggestion that the board look  elsewhere for the money because  the greenbelt fund has been substantially depleted.  At a recent planning meeting,  Director for Area F, John Mc-  Nevin, suggested there might be  a request from Area F to budget  $15,000 on a specified area basis  for the acquisition of the land.  The park would then be paid for  by   residents   of   area   F   only.  However, the board does not  have the authority at this time  to include such an item in the  budget. Instead, the board will  consider taking the money from  the parks and recreation budget  after the new Social Credit government's thinking on the soil removal bylaw has been established.  The soil removal bylaw, which  is awaiting sanction from the  provincial government, will provide funds for the parks and recreation function.  Elves brighten holidays for many  In their annual bid to brighten  the festive season for the area's  underprivileged. Sunshine Coast  Elves club members made up and  distributed 99 food hampers, toys  and gifts from Port Mellon to Eg-  mont.  The food hampers, included  items such as turkey, Christmas  cake, oranges, nuts, chocolates,  cranberries, coffee, bread, tins of  soups; meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, spaghetti, milk, juice,  pickles, jam. cake mixes and puddings. One person donated 75  fresh cabbages, one was included  in almost every hamper.  For mothers' gifts the Elves  made some serving trays and beverage glasses were purchased.  Father received socks or mugs.  The children received toys, dolls,  trucks, games, models, stuffed  toys, books, lockets and rings and  show tickets.  On Christmas Day the Elves  club presented St. Mary's Hospital with a new wheelchair ���  light blue in color ��� a first in  colored wheelchairs at the hospital. This added a touch of gaiety  to the scene. To the patients confined on Christmas Day, vases of  rosebuds and carnations were dis  tributed and one small child received stuffed toys. Plants of  poinsettias, azalea or chrysanthemum were placed in lounges and  nurses' desks.  The Sunshine School children  received gifts of toys, nuts, oranges and chocolates.  It is only with an unselfish and  concerted effort by the entire  community that the Elves club  meets the objective. The above  was accomplished in one month!  Previous to this the Elves assets  (Continued on Page 4)  MEMBERS of the Sunshjne Coast Elves  Club visit patients in St. Mary's Hos  pital on Christmas Day.  A 1976 provisional budget totalling $520,236 was revealed at  the year's last meeting of the  Sunshine Coast Regional District,  December 30. The budget indicated a total tax requisition increase of only 4.5 percent compared to last year but in some  areas there were some notable  changes.  The street lighting budget has  been doubled from last year's  ... figure of $6,059 to this year's  SI 2,160. A 25 percent drop in garbage site maintenance will be  made up by an 85 percent rise  in the cost of garbage collection.  Tax requisitions under building  and plumbing inspections have  decreased considerably from last  year's $29,330 to this year's  $16,405.  Cemetery operations have  doubled to $3,850 and the new  function of parks and recreation  . will cost $6,350.  The total cost of general government services has gone up  from $123,290 to $138,600. Under  this category, tax requisitions  from all the regional district  areas and the villages has increased from $88,550 to $96,608.  There is no breakdown in the budget to show what each of the two  villages are paying. Besides general government the villages also  contribute to various other regional district functions.  The provisional budget will be  replaced by the final budget in  thespring.  Legion  winners  The  Ladies  Auxiliary to  the  Royal Canadian Legion  Branch  109 in Gibsons have announced .  the winners of the recent Christmas draw.  First prize winner of a grocery  hamper was Mrs. Trudy Small on  ticket No. 1515. Second prize of  an electric clock went to Kathy  Zueff on ticket 67.  Third prize was -a Christmas  cake and was won by Gayle Ped-  naulton ticket number 412. Ticket number 661 won the fourth  prize of Christmas cheer.' This  lucky ticket was held by Bernard  Moucier.  we're going to build ourselves a  curling rink.  ?'.'And let's consider this a  start," said one of the cast of  thousands involved in the building of the rink, as he sat on an  old lawn chair in the yet unfinished upstaris lounge of Gibsons  new curling rink. As he looked  down onto the white ice surface  and watched those gliding around  on their skates, he was thinking  what a lot of the other people  caught up in the spirit of this  community project are thinking.  The curling rink is almost finished  arid there's a lot more room on  this land for a skating rink,  a swimming pool...  - 'No wait, let's not get ahead of  ourselves. The completion of this  building is just a feat in itself.  Seeing ice in that building, a lot  of-people are probably wiping  their brows and breathing sighs  of relief. Mind you, all the tume  that new curling broom is sitting  by the front door, all ready to  go. Only a few more days, January 12, as a matter of fact and  that's when the foursomes hit the  ice.  Money? Glad you asked. Yes,  the curling rink did cost a consi  derable amount of money. It  wasn't entirely built by the hands  of those people who gave up their  days off, their weekends, their  clandestine afternoons away from  work. No, neither was it entirely  built by the donations of equipment and materials by local merchants and contractors. Nor was it  the service clubs that conscripted  their able bodies to rally ic the  cause at a crucial moment. No,  these people didn't build the curling rink entirely. A large part,  mind   you,   but   not   entirely.  It was pointed out to me as I  was nosing around the rink the  Other day, wondering if I could  still remember how to throw an  inturn, that the project has been  appraised at $341,000. Now that's  a curling rink. Of course, it didn't  cost that much to build; as everybody knows insurance appraisers  can't add anyway.  As I was told, the project cost  roughly $150,000. That's for four  sheets of artificial ice, a clear  span roof of laminated beams  (which cost $14,000 in case you're  interested) 145 by 56 feet ice  surface, four miles of freezing  pipe underneath a cement floor,  a refrigeration unit with a fifty  horsepower motor ��� makes ice in  the summer, if necessary ���  the lighting, and of course, all  the other necessary construction  materials which a building make.  If you're interested in knowing  where this $150,000 came from,  I'll tell you. One third of that  came from those generous chaps  in Victoria who agreed that Gibsons would be a good place for  a curling rink. Another $50,000  came from a bank loan which, the  Winter Club hopes, will be repaid  through fees and so on. The third  $50,000 came���and as the winter  club hopes, is still coming .���  from the citizens of this community in the form of debentures.  Another important factor in the  success of this project is the  land. The Winter Club originally  wanted to build the rink in Brothers Park but that land is designated as a special recreational  area and may not accommodate  any buildings. So the club  searched elsewhere and the benevolent village fathers finally came  up with a five acre parcel and told  the Winter Club, if you can raise  the money for the building, here's  the land. As an aside, the village  has since purchased nine acres  adjacent to the original five and  that entire area has been designated for recreational use.  There were a few disappointments in the building of the rink.  As one of those involved tells it,  we sent in grant applications all  over the place and they were all  turned down. There were LIP  applications. Winter Works applications, OFY applications and  even in the country's more prosperous days, the Winter Club  received nothing but rejection  slips.  But those bad moments are  overshadowed by the help from  local people which has been  described as "unbelievable."  What's more, the curling rink, is  up, the ice is in, and a bonspiel  has already been scheduled for  the weekend of February 7 and 8.  This weekend, the Winter Club  is holding what might be termed  a curler's open house. If you are  interested in curling, or if you  think you are, this is your chance  to try it out at no charge. January 12 is when organized curling  begins and as one of the organizers stated adamantly: the place  is here and we want people to  use it.  Regional Board sets new land freeze policy  The Sunshine Coast Regional  Board has instituted a policy that  'may allow land not suitable for  agriculture to be taken out of the  land freeze.  The board accepted a recommendation made earlier by a  planning committee stating that  regional board policy would exclude land from the agricultural land freeze if the land concerned is classified as five or  over and if it cannot be improved  to  four  with  the  provision   of  water.  The Land Commission classes  agricultural land on a scale of one  to ten, number one being prime  food growing land and number  ten being land with rock outcrops  generally considered unsuitable  for agriculture.  As a result of a public meeting held last November, the board  also passed a motion stating that  all land not suitable for agriculture should be taken out of the  land freeze. However, this motion  was virtually ineffective because  it did not state in whose opinion  the land would be considered  suitable or not suitable for agriculture.  In the most recent motion,  the board will use the Canada  Land Inventory classification to  determine whether or not to recommend exclusion to the provincial lands commission.  The board also pointed out that  Board backs sewer hook-up  ^ The Sunshine Coast Regional  Board has voiced support for an  extension of Gibsons sewage lines  outside village boundaries to  serve a proposed industrial park.  The regional district support  came after the industrial park developer, Charles .. English  Ltd., had earlier been turned  down by Gibsons council after  making the same request.  D. Sutherland, of Charles English Ltd., -told a recent regional  district public utilities committee  that the developer is negotiating  with the village of Gibsons for an*  extension of the sewer line to  serve the proposed industrial  park and he appealed for the  board's co-operation in Negotiations.  Gibsons water committee Chair  man Aid. Kurt Hoehne indicated  early the village would not accommodate the industrial park because council wanted to serve residents within village boundaries'  first.  The Gibsons sewer systen,  Hoehen said, is now operating at  about 70 percent capacity and further development in the village  would determine when the second  sewer stage would be needed. If  , the industrial park was hooked in  now, the second stage of the system would be required that much  sooner.  It was pointed out at the regional district public utilities meeting  that there would be no copital  expenditure by either the village  or the regional district and it was  therefore agreed that the propos  al only involved a matter of jurisdiction. The regional district has  indicated it could easily act as a  collection agency for the village  by way of a works and services  contract.  The Regional Board supported  in principle the concept of the village of Gibsons allowing the extension of the sewer lines.  Unemployment up  Statistics Canada reports that  this country's seasonally-adjusted  unemployment rate edged up to  7.3% in November from'7.2% in  October.  Last month the unemployment  rate for men 25 years of age and  over decreased to 5.0% from  5.2%, while for women 25 and  over it went up to 4.5% from  4.2% in October. For persons  aged 14 to 24, the unemployment  rate jumped to 13.3% from  12.9%.  The seasonally-adjusted participation rate - percentage of the  population 14 and over included  in the labour force - remained un  changed in November at 58.8%.  On an actual basis, the number  of persons employed dropped to  9.33 million last month from 9.41  million in October but was up  from 9.19 million in November  1974.  The actual unemployment total  was 640,000 or 6.4% of the 9.97  million included in the labour  force last month. By province, unemployment rates were: Newfoundland, 15.3%; New Brunswick, 12.0%; British Columbia,  8.3%; Quebec, 8.1%; -Nova-  Scotia, 7.2%; Ontario, 5.1%;  Saskatchewan, 3.8%; Manitoba,  3.6%; and Alberta, 2.8%.  a successful exclusion may not  necessarily allow the owner to  subdivide the property. New zoning and sub-division bylaws respect the Agricultural Land Reserve and any application for re-  zoning will still be at the discretion of the board.  Concerning hardship cases, the  board decided not to recommend  exclusions on hardship basis because that "would generate a  flood of appeals" and would decimate the land reserve in this  region.  Changes concerning the Agricultural Land Reserve may also  be forthcoming from the recently  elected Social Credit government.  Three bylaws  adopted  - The year end meeting of the  Sunshine Coast Regional Board  saw the adoption of three Regional bylaws. '*������'.���;.  A security issuing bylaw providing funds for the Gibsons  Heights waterworks project was  adopted. The original cost estimate of the project was estimated  at $250,000 but actual figures  amounted to only $172,000.  An amendment to Bylaw 108,  concerning Regional land use,  was also accepted. The amendment, proposed by, regional planner Adrian Stott, calls for the  maximum ceiling on building permit fees to be raised from $500  to $5,000.  A third adopted bylaw was  number 111 which empowers the  board to expand water services  to the western end of the region.  A cost figure of $603,000 was  mentioned to undertake this  water extension program.  ���I  .*  X  I  i  J-^.-~aj.-*.jJ^i����eriJr-gAs)ikf*a^^��2g9gSSi'*^^ Sunshine Coast News, January 6,1976.  Sunshine Coast NEWS  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday  by Sechelt Peninsula News Ltd.  Ronald B. Cruice, Publisher.  Rob Dykstra, Editor.  Subscription Rates:  British Columbia $6.00 per year; $4.00 for six months.  Canada except B.C. $8.00 per Year.  United States and Foreign $10.00 per Year.  Old Age Pensioners $4.50 per year.  Second Class Mail Registration Number 0794. Return Postage Guaranteed.  Phone 886-2622 P. O. Box 460, Gibsons, B. C.  Do people come second?  If the new Socred government's  handling of the ICBC rate increase announced last week is any indication  of what is to come, then the people of  this province are going to get a thorough  shafting over the next four or five years.  The new rates, effective this license  year, are more than double the old rates.  As quoted in news reports, if you are now  paying $400 per year for your car insurance, it means you will soon be paying  over $800 per year. At a time when both  government and personal austerity is  the order of the day, the increases will  be profoundly felt on everyone's pocket  books.  After making the announcement of  the increases, Pat McGeer, the man designated to bring ICBC out of the red, told  newsmen that if people could not afford  to pay for their insurance, they should  get rid of their cars. That may be well and  fine for those persons who live and work  in downtown Vancouver or any other area  that offers adequate public transportation, but it is certainly not well and fine  for people who have no access to such  transportation. Is McGeer's comment  going to be indicative of the new government's attitude to people?  During their election campaign, the  Socreds promised they would invite the  private insurance business back into this  province and they also stated that ICBC  would not be subsidized out of the provincial coffers. The outcome of the election certainly indicates that these cam  paign promises were viewed favorably  by the majority of the people. But now  it seems that the very people who gave  the Socreds such a strong mandate  are being "rewarded by a swift stab in  the back.  If the Social Credit government  wants to make the provincial insurance  company competitive with private insurance companies, and if that same government insists on making ICBC a self  paying proposition, fine, that is part and  parcel of their political philosophy.  But no matter what else that philosophy  includes, the new government cannot  lightly shuck off their social responsibilities to the people of this province.  Doubling the insurance rates in one fell  swoop certainly does indicate that the  new government has little compassion  for people.  Rather than shocking the province  with a 100 percent or more increase, the  government could have been slightly  more subtle and stretched the increases  over a two year period. This would have  saved considerable financial hardship on  those people who really can't afford  to operate a motor vehicle but who find  it a necessity in their daily lives.  If the philosophy of the previous  NDP government stressed people over  business, then it seems the Socreds are  doing a complete about turn. Business  before people. Are we humans not yet  wise enough to find some sort of  happy medium?  A salute  It's been said before in this space but  it deserves to be said again: We salute  the organizers and volunteers who  worked so hard to make the Gibsons  Winter   Club   curling   rink   a   reality.  Last week the rink was finished  enough to allow public skating. Organized curling will commence on the new  ice surface January 12. Great joy for  many people when the first rock is  thrown from the hack and swept into the  house.  The new curling rink represents  more than just another building occupying another plot of ground. It represents  a recreational asset that will serve to  bring the people of this community together. It will provide the opportuinty for  people to learn new skills, to become involved in positive recreational competition, and it will provide an activity that  can be enjoyed by both the young and  old.  The realization of the curling rink  came about not through the liberal use  of money ��� which is the usual means of  achieving ends in  this society  ��� but  primarily through the use of community  spirit and co-operation. The idea of.the  recreational facility developed several  years ago among three or four people sitting around one evening and the present  realization of that idea came after donation of suitable land by Gibsons council,  a $50,000 provincial recreation grant, and  prodigious amounts of volunteer labor  and donations of equipment and materials from local individuals and businesses.  It's been said more than once that  Gibsons lacks in any kind of community  spirit. If the achievement of the curling  rink is any indication of what is to come  in this village, then we are heading for  some spirited times. Even those volunteers who organized the construction of  the rink expressed astonishment at the  amount of assistance received from all  parts of the community.  Gibsons now has a curling rink and  we congratulate and salute all those  people who had a hand, large or small,  in making that rink a reality.  A concern for quality  This past fall, most British Columbians have gone to the polls, in municipal, regional and a provincial election, to  express through the mark of an X their  own particular views concerning one or a  number of issues.  The issues are myriad ��� housing,  health, transportation, law and order,  education, government itself ��� to name  just a few of the more general ones.  The average voter, the good citizen  concerned with the quality of his life and  the future of his children, must cope with  the endless list of issues and as that voter  defines, analyzes and decides upon these  issues, he does so in the hopes of improving his and the general human condition. In short, he hopes to improve the  quality of life.  Most people today are concerned  about the quality of their lives and  have a real or nagging feeling that it is  much less than it was in the slower  days of our parents and grandparents.  We cannot, of course, turn the clock  backward to a simpler age but we can  regain control over our lives.  By defining first, for ourselves and  then for our leaders, where it is we want  to go and how we want to live then we can  deal with the issues. But today, too often,  events move so quickly and planning is so  reactive, that we deal with the issues  before we know how it is that we want  to live.  We appeal to all those representatives recently elected to consider the  quality of life in making those all important decisions. The politician should always keep an overview on the human situation in order to be aware of which  direction we are heading.  We also appeal to our political representatives to not only use intelligence  in making decisions but also wisdom.  Wisdom assumes a certain amount of  intelligence and understanding but its  primary concept involves plain old common sense. ���  About 350 years ago a man by the  name of Axel count Oxenstierna said:  Do you not know, my son, with how little  wisdom the world is governed? Let us  hope that in trying to achieve a better  quality of life, the above rhetorical question is, or will be,  proven irrelevant.  Of shoes and ships and sealing wax      *����obd��sira  ENSENADA, MEXICO ��� The  tumes they are a-changing. So  says Carlos, the Mexican fish inspector who claims there is a  ' quiet revolution happening in  his country. A quiet revolution  that could turn into something  quite violent.  As we sat at the bar with  tequila and lemons watching the  senoritas dance in their tight  American blue jeans, Carlos had  that wild Latin look in his eyes  as he told me that the people of  Mexico were getting fed up with  their government. I asked him  why.  "They're trying to keep us ignorant," he said. "They keep us  ignorant and poor, and they're  burdening us with higher and  higher taxes."  I told him that was nothing  new, that was happening all  over the world. I suggested that  the taxes would provide for better roads and general development of the country.  "Do you know where our taxes go?" he said. "Las Vegas.  The officials fill up their pockets  here and have a good time in the  States." .  Carlos is young, well educated, and like so many young  Mexicans, he subconsciously  idolizes the American way of life  while at the same time condemning the country as an institution.  Mexico, according to Carlos,  was ripening for a revolution because the present political party  has been in power for over 150  years. That party is so entrenched that it has set up a puppet opposition to make it appear as if  Mexico is a true democracy.  Anyone who seriously wants to  get involved in politics knows  they don't have a chance if they  align themselves with the opposition, Carlos said.  "What about elections?" i  asked him. "If enough people  feel the way you do then you can  get rid of the government."  I warned him though, "You  won't always end up with a better government,"  thinking  of  the political situation closer to  home.  Carlos gestured aside. "You  have seen the soldiers out there  with their sub-machine guns,"  he said. I nodded. "There's getting to be more and more of  them everyday. They're there to  scare  us.  And it's working."  It hadn't really occurred to me  before but I thought about it and  yes, there were a lot of armed  soldiers around. Carlos went on.  "You Americans and Canadians always come down here to  buy clay pots and Mexican  shirts and you come down and  stay in the big hotels and lay on  our beaches and then you go  home. You think it's great to  come down here because everything is so cheap. But you don't  realize that we're a poor country  and a suppressed people."  1 thought of the miles and  miles of American Winnibagos  lining Baja's beaches, cliques of  Americans. They come-down for  the weekends, they roar around  the village in their unmuffled  dune buggies, they frequent  their own bars and play loud  American pop music. Then they  get drunk and throw beer bottles at the Mexicans. And there  was the couple who said they  were told not to drink Mexican  coffee, not to eat Mexican food,  and alien I heard this I surmised  they were also told to keep well  away from any person who looked like a Mexican. I've been to  Mexico, they tell their friends  back in Michigan.  I started to empathize with  the Mexican situation and I  turned to tell him so. But he was  already gone. The band had finished their break and started  playing again and Carlos, with  all his Latin charm, was already  dancing with the blonde from  California.  Tequila, Latin senoritas in  blue jeans. I agreed with Carlos.  It was hard to think about a revolution right now. Maybe tomorrow. Manana, I think they say  down here.  Letters to the Editor  PARKING PROBLEM  Editor: Just before Christmas, I  lost my temper. This does not  happen too often fortunately, but  it did happen then. Let me explain.  For four years the two private  parking spaces at the rear of my  little store, allocated to me by virtue of the Village if Sechelt bylaws have been used indiscriminately by many thoughtless individuals, shoppers, people going  to the dentists' offices nearby,  Friday morning shoppers, people  going to Vancouver on the bus  and even Saturday fishermen.  Their cars have been left for some  hours, even full days in one or  both of these spaces, thereby  forcing us to go through the riga-  marole of relocating our cars temporarily and watching constantly  for the right time to repark when  our spaces would be vacated. On  several occasions we have ticketed these cars with polite little  notices, asking the owners to  please remove them. Some of our  readers will remember such instances, I am sure.  Well, week before last, after  ticketing a little car which had  remained all day in our space, I  had it towed away. I must say  in all sincerity, I did not know  who the owner was, and I was, in  a way, sorry for being forced to  impose a hardship on somebody.  I do not like losing my temper nor  do I like hurting or quarrelling  with anyone but felt, at the time,  that the thoughtlessness of so  many  people should be  publi  cized  and  perhaps  some  good  might come of it.  The owner of the towed car was  most emphatically provoked by  my action. I do not blame him entirely, although he knew perfectly  well that he had used my particular space and had not removed his  car when another space, allocated  to him, was made available. His  statement is that he was informed  that he had a right to any space  behind this building regardless of  any bylaw.  The Sechelt RCMP do not enforce the bylaws of the village,  they leave it up to the individuals  concerned. I do not think that this  is right. I believe that laws and  bylaws should be enforced by  some authority. Is there anything  that can be done in instances  such as this without putting the  onus on individuals?  ���LOUISE BISAILLON,  Miss Bee's Card & Gift Shop  Sechelt.  CELEBRATING 100  Editor: May 1, through the letters column of your publication,  make an appeal to all former students and staff of Victoria High  School in Victoria, B.C.  In 1976, Victoria High School,  the oldest Canadian public high  school west of the Great Lakes,  will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its establishment. A committee has been formed to plan  suitable centennial celebrations,  and we are now attempting to locate all who attended V.H.S.,  either as a student or a member of  the staff.  Celebrations will begin early in  the New Year and continue  through to the end of the school  term.  Many events are being planned  for the Homecoming Weekend,  May 7, 8 and 9. A registration fee  of $3.00 is to be charged for this  weekend, entitling those who  register to attend events at the  school on May 8, and a garden  party on May 9. They will also  receive full information on other  celebrations, although an additional admission fee may have to  be charged for some of these.  Anyone eligible to register  should write to P.O. Box 1976,  Victoria, B.C., for further information, or send their registration  fee now, along with their name,  maiden name if applicable, address, and dates of attendance at  Vic High.  Former students and staff who  read this are urged to register  now, and help the committee by  passing on news of the celebrations to others they know who are  eligible to take part.  Thank you for your assistance.'  ���L.J.WALLACE,  General Chairman,  Victoria High School Centennial Celebrations Committee.  JOINTOGETHER  Editor: There will soon be an  annual meeting of the Elphin-  stone Co-op which all members  should attend. Those gifted in  public speaking should stand up  and express their views of fellow  members as well as their own.  If the people of the Sunshine  Coast are at all sincere about  fighting inflation they should join  the Co-op and more important  buy Co-op.  The second very important  means of fighting inflation is to  become involved in the credit  unions. There are two in the Gib-  sons-Sechelt area. Last year I inquired about joining but put it off  when I found there were two separate credit unions in this area.  I'm now satisfied that there is no  reason to stay out and my New  Year's resolution is not Only to  join one of them but to use their  business services.  One of the large batiks increas-  their take-home pay by 400 percent   so   there's   money   in   it.  Canadians are often considered  anti-something or other but  through co-ops and credit unions  we can all do something positive  for ourselves.  ���CO-OP MEMBER and  future Credit Union member.  Times  change  or do they?  One hundred years ago Turkey  and the Balkans would have earned the annual news event of the  year contest. But there was no  such contest when Turkey and  Austria-Hungary were the antagonists squaring off for control.  Today's squaring off process  covers practically the entire  world with Washington and Moscow our headquarters for future  events.  New Year's Day 1876 ushered  in festivities throughout the United States for the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Inde- .  pcndence. During the year a general amnesty was granted to all  unpardoned Confederates.  Internationally Portugal liberated slaves on its islands.  The Spanish Carlist civil war  ended with the surrender of Don  Carlos.  The Turkish province of Herzegovina  revolts  in  the  Balkans.  French and German consuls at  Salonika are murdered by a Moslem mob.  Immediate reforms in the Balkans are called for by Austro-  Hungarjan Premier Andrassy.  Sultan Abdul Aziz was deposed  son Murad V succeeding him.  Not long after Aziz was murdered  by order of his ministers. Later  the minister of war and a colleague were murdered. Meanwhile a rebellion breaks out in  Bulgaria.  Christians are massacred in  Bulgaria followed by a revolt  spreading to Servia and Montenegro with the Turks attacking  the Servians and putting that  army to rout. The Turks turned  away armistice talks.  Suddenly a coup in Constantinople resulted in Sultan Murad  being replaced by brother Abdul  Hamid II. Balkan fighting continued ending with a Turkish Balkan  victory.  Mexico's Diaz wrests the presidency from Tejada. The battle  raged late in the year resulting  in Diaz regaining the presidency.  In the United States Sitting  Bull refused to sign a treaty to  leave the Black Hills for another  reservation. The Custer force,  one of three sent but to quell the  Sioux, was destroyed completely  in. an ambush; The Sioux were  defeated later.  Meanwhile in Africa the Boers  continoe irregular warfare defeating the army of Transvaal. The  Cape government was appealed  to in the interests of peace and  security.  All things considered Canada  was then a nice quiet country.  Britain's Lord Dufferin was governor-General and Liberal Alexander Mackenzie was prime minister. He was a busy man getting  the construction of the Canadian  Pacific Railway under way. News  travelled much more slowly then.  Events in Europe were of secondary import to a young nation  which was starling to feel its  muscles.  Comparing 1876 with 1976 as  fro as Canada is concerned, the  Mackenzie Liberals thought they  were having a tough time. The  1976Trudeau Liberals are having  a tough time. How will chroniclers of 2076 view Canada's 1976?  Church Services  FIVE YEARS AGO  The Regional District board's  zoning bylaw which has taken two  years to put together was passed.  Fred Ritter, Tyee Airways pilot  rescued Dr. Richard Kline, North  Vancouver, from his burning sailboat off Trail Islands.  The origin of petitions to include Henry Road area inside  Gibsons village is raising questions in council and by residents.  10 YEARS AGO  Lightning cuts Halfmoon Bay  power. Snow from Dec. 23 to Jan.  3 more than 43 1/j inches, covered  the Sunshine Coast.  Bingo events and all other  meetings have been cancelled until the abatement of the snowfall.  Council chairman Wes. Hodgson urges that council considers a  garbage bylaw proposal presented in 1963.  M5 YEARS AGO  Total precipitation during 1960  hit 53.36 inches on 146 days.  Hottest day was 94 and coldest 19  with frost on 61 days. General  trend was below normal.  The OAP Christmas Dinner  drew 65. It was served by the aux  iliary to Gibsons Legion.  Gibsons council orders clearance of land for the new school  road reservoir." "   20 YEARS AGO  Al. Lloyd starts work on a 14  unit plus coffee shop motel in  Garden Bay area.  J. H. Drummond was honored  with a council presentation on his  retirement after five years on  council.  - A. E. Ritchey was chosen chairman of Gibsons council at its in-  augral 1956 meeting.  25 YEARS AGO  The school board estimates its  requirements for this year will be  in the vicinity of $99,410.  A Vancouver group is showing  an interest in starting a car ferry  service from Horseshoe Bay to  Gibsons.  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30 a.m. ���St. John's,  Davis Bay  11:15 a.m.���Gibsons  Office ��� for appointments  Tues ���9:30-12:30  Wed. ���12;30-3:30  Fri.���9:30-12:30  886-2333  BAPTIST CHURCH  Pastor F. Napora  Office  886-2611,  Res.   885-9905  CALVARY - Park Rd., Gibsons  SUNDAYS  Morning Worship 9:30 a.m.  Sunday School 10:45 a.m.  Evening   Fellowship   7:00   p.m.  1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday  Thursday ��� Prayer  and  Bible  Study 7:30 p.m.  ROMAN CATHOLIC SERVICES  Rev. T. Nicholson, Pastor  TIMES OF SUNDAY MASS  7:30 p.m. Sat. eve. at Our Lady  of Lourdes Church on the Sechelt Indian Reserve.  9:00 a.m.  at The Holy  Family  Church in Sechelt.  11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church  in Gibsons.  Phone 885-9526  ANGLICAN  Rev. David H. P. Brown  St. Bartholomew's  Morning Service ��� 11:15 a.m.  2nd and 4th Sundays  8:00 a.m. Holy Communion  St. Aldan's  Worship Service 2 p.m.  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  Member P.A.O.C.  Phone 886-7107  Highway and Martin Rd.  Sunday School 9:45 a.m.  Morning Worship 11 a.m.  Evening Service 7 p.m.  Wed. Bible Study 7:30 p.m  Pastor G.W.Foster "  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School 10:15 a.m.  Worship Service 11:00 a.m.  Revival 7:00 p.m.  Bible Study Wed., 7:30p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  *  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  Church  services are held  each  Sunday   at   11:15   a.m.   in   St.  John's    United   Church,    Davis.  Bay.  Wed. Eve. Testimony 7:30 p.m.  Everyone Welcome  : Phone 885-3157 or 886-7882  *  *  irtiMih  iMBMMflMHB9U  >, ,.��v  Agreement  on salmon  project  Tlie commercial fishing industry and sports fishermen join in  applauding the recent announcement of the signing of a joint  federal-provincial memorandum  of understanding on salmon enhancement. Federal Minister of  State (Fisheries), Romeo LeBlanc  and former Provincial Minister of  Recreation and Conservation,  Jack Radford recently signed the  pact which commits both governments to the program.  It was not indicated what would  be supplied in the way of funds  to complete the project.  As was noted in a recent story  by John Hind-Smith in this paper,  the Gibsons Wildlife Club and  other groups on the Sunshine  Coast are involved in a salmon  enhancement project for this area  but government funds are still  lacking.  Sunshine Coast News, January 6, 1976.  Children's books, preschool  and others, also jigsaw puzzles for youngsters of all ages.  Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  FLOATS  Log or styro floats to|  order,   gangplank*  wharves, anchors - Col  tw for your requirer  Call BERT CARSON  886-2861  GOALKEEPER Edna Naylor blocks a shot for the Industrial team in a game played at the Sunshine Coast Arena  Saturday night. The Industrials squeezed past the Over-  the-Hill team by a score of 5-4.  New books in Library  ADULT FICTION  Quest for Alexis by Nancy Buckingham.  Ten Thousand Several Doors by Mary Craig.  The Shark by Jacques-Ives Cousteau.  Pillar of Fire by Naoe Kinoshita.  The World's Best Cat Stories by John Montgomery.  The Labyrinth Makers by Anthony Price.  N. U. K. E. E. by Don Widener.  The Moonlit Trab by Ruth Willock.  NON-FICTION  Health  Revitalize Yourself by Marylou McKenna.  Hobby  Quilting as a Hobby by Dorothy Brightbill.  Science  The Forging of our Continent by Charlton Ogburn Jr.  PUBLIC NOTICE  COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON  PROPERTY ASSESSMENT AND  TAXATION  (Public Inquiries Aet, R.S.B.C. I960, Chapter 315)  Since the Inaugural Meeting held in Vancouver in July. 1975, the Commission has held Public Hearings at Dawson Creek, Terrace, Prince George,  Castlegar. Cranbrook. Kamloops, Chilliwack.Kelowna and Vancouver.  The next series of Hearings will be held in the following places on dates as  specified hereunder:  Wednesday. January 14  Thursday. January 15  Friday. January 16  Victoria  Nanaimo  Wednesday. January 28  Courtenay  Thursday-. January 29  Vancouver  Friday. January 30  New Westminster  Wednesday. February 11  Thursday. February 12  Vancouver  Friday, February 13  Victoria  Wednesday, February 25  Thursday, February 26  Friday, February 27  Vancouver  Wednesday, March 10  Thursday, March 11  Friday, March 12  Vancouver  Wednesday. March 24  Thursday, March 25  Friday. March 26  /  Individuals or organizations intending to present briefs at Public Hearings and who have not already advised of their intent to do so, should  contact the Commission Office and indicate the most suitable date for the  presentation of their brief.  Arrangements will be made to forward copies of the Terms of Reference  and procedures to be followed at the Hearings.  Further Public Hearings will be scheduled in April and May as necessary. The location and dates of these Hearings will be advised early in  1976.  On behalf of the Commission:  Brig. Gen. E.D. Danby (Retired),  Executive Secretary,  Commission of Inquiry on Property Assessment and Taxation,  Suite 300, 1740 West Georgia Street,  Vancouver, B.C. V6G 2V9  Telephone 688-6791  This is Your Life  Horoscope for the next week  By TRENT VARRO  ARIES - March 21 to April 20  A rebellious feeling against those  in authority should be curbed at  ALL costs this next week! By rebelling against things as they are  at the present could only bring  you trouble.  TAURUS - April 21 to May 21  While thegeneral chart for Taurus  is good there is another apect  to consider. This frequently marks  a 'move* of some description, possibly from one house or locality  to another.  GEMINI ��� May 22 to June 21  This is a good time to "clean  house" and get rid of some of  the "junk" that invariably piles  up around your place of residence.  You'll probably end up with just  as much, but it's good for you  mentally.  CANCER ��� June 22 to Julv 22  Some remarkable gains can be  made in your chosen line of work  right now. The stars are shining  brightly in your favour. Some  great burden has probably been  lifted from your shoulders.  LEO - July 23 to August 23  If you are willing to "ride along  with the tide" and accept things  as they are, you have much to  gain. MUCH better times are  ahead for Libra, but you can't  push them too hard right now.  VIRGO . August 24 to Sept. 22  There's a "gold mine in the sky"  right now for all Virgo individuals. There's also a slight chance  that you will take this all for  granted and not profit from it.  THINK!  LIBRA   -   Sept.   23   to  Oct.   23  Legal matters are definitely under  good aspect right now. Your importance in worldly affairs may  bring about shifts in prestige,  credit and publicity, Use care in  contacting superiors.  SCORPIO ��� Oct.  24 to  Nov.  22  Don't lose your temper over some  trivial matter during the next  week. If things don't seem to be  going your way be most cautious  in what you say or do. This is  good advice, as you'll see later.  SAGITTARIUS Nov. 23 - Dec. 21  A "new dawn" is coming in the  lives of all Sagittarius persons.  Your ruling planet Jupiter, the  great benefactor is coming to your  aid very shortly now. Be willing  to listen, and learn!  CAPRICORN Dec. 22 - Jan.  20  Things haven't been this good in  the sign of Capricorn for a long,  long time. There are untold possibilities opening up for you now.  Make sure you use them wisely!  AQUARIUS  Jan. 21  to Feb.  18  By delving deeply into your past  life, you may come up with some  astonishing attributes that you  never dreamed existed. Opportunity is right at your doorstep.  Treat it right!  PISCES - Feb.   19 to March 20  A lot of gain can be made by  careful planning right now. You  may not see these gains immediately, but if you make the right  moves you can be sure they're  coming  next month.  (Copyright 1975 by Trent Varro. All rights reserved.)  SECHELT CHRYSLER  Division of Copping Car Town Sales Ltd. D3555  '74 Toyota Corona     I '67 Ford Ranger  2dr H.T. 5speed  Trans. Radio, Bucket  seats, Like New  Full Price $3795  Vz ton pickup  V8, Auto, PS.  Full Price  PB.  $1695  '74 Ford F100  360 V8, Auto, Radio  New Tires  A1 Condition  '72Camaro  350 V8, Auto, PS.  PB., Radio, Vinyl  roof, Radials, A1  Condition.  Full Price  CALL  DON HOLMES - 885-2204  $3695  Full Price  $3695  f  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  1  I  I  9  I  I  ��.��   THE SUNSHINE COAST  C.B. RADIO CENTRE  in the heart of Sechelt  J  Opening Special  atYourC.B.  Headquarters  489.00  Model TA-901B  SANYO  BEST STOCK OF C.B. EQUIPMENT ON THE  SUNSHINE COAST  Installation ��� Sales ���- Service  & C ELECTRONICS & APPLIANCES LTD.  885-2568  We service what we sell  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  1  I  I  B  I  Hangover  curling  Gibsons Winter Club is organizing what has been dubiously  termed as "hang-over curling"  for men next Sunday morning  fron 10 a.m. to 12 noon. An organizational meeting regarding  this activity will be held upstairs  in the Winter Club Thursday,  January 8 at 7:30 p.m.  Men manting to participate are  asked to attend this meeting or  if you can't be there phone Ron  Lacey at 886-7686/  No golf tax  The Regional board has supported the Sunshine Coast Golf  and Country Club's application to  designate the golf course as recreational land. The support came  in the board's acceptance of last  week of a recommendation made  earlier by a detailed planning  committee meeting December 18.  With the golf course designated as recreational land, the golf  will have taxes returned each year  after signing a covenant guaranteeing public access and use of  the facilities.  Public hearing for  Regional gun bylaw  same legislation already found in  the Criminal Code of Canada, the  Wild life Act, and the Firearms  Act. They felt there was no need  The regional district proposed  firearms bylaw will be the subject  of a public hearing sometime in  the new year.  ��� A recommendation put forward  to the board at last Thursday's  meeting suggested that a public  meeting be held after further pub  lie complaints regarding the proposed bylaw that would eliminate the use of firearms in populated areas of the Sunshine  Coast.  The most recent complaint  came from residents in the Eg-  mont area. Earlier objections had  been received from both the Gibsons Wild life club and the Sechelt    Rod    and    Gun    Club.  In an earlier letter to the board  officials of the two clubs said the  proposed gun bylaw contains the  for duplication.  ��uegt Clectric Hth.  ELECTRICAL  ENGINEERING  & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons,  Roberts Creek.  & Madeira Park  885-3133  J. McKenzie  Ron Blair, P. Eng,  Porpoise Bay Rd.       Sechelt  P.O. Box 337  VON 3A0  CARPETS CLEANED  with ARGOSHEEN  NO SOAP BUILD-UP  T. Sinclair, 885-9327       Call between 5:30 & 7 pm.  LUBAUER CCM LANGE BAUER CCM LANGE BAUER CCM LANGE  1      OPENING SPECIALS **~  5    GIBSONS WINTER CLUB  8 CURLING s ^*.  %  OC CORN     ���TOTEM   7.49 ,y  D     BROOMS -NORTHCOTT    12.98 **      s  g NYLON   ���MARK M CAT 12.98    ��g^LW    *  ���RINK RAT 17.49  UJ  2 Curling Gloves '12.78       Shoes & Boots $ 18.99  <      Sliders - Step-on *4.79        Knee Pads  *2.29  5 DON'T BE THE ONLY ONE LEFT OUT, BUY YOURS NOW  8       ONE SKATE SHARPENING   FREE   WITH PURCHASES OVER $10.00  ffi TRAIL BAY SPORTS UNLIMITED ��� 885-2512  3 Cowrie St. Sechelt  2 BAUER CCM LANGE BAUER CCM LANGE BAUER CCM LANGE  Going through the Change of Light?  WHETHER WIRING A NEW HOME, OR ADDING AN OUTLET, I  OFFER YOU PERSONALISED SERVICE AT ONE OF THE MOST  REASONABLE RATES ON THE PENINSULA.  00  >  c  m  33  o  o  o  m  03  >  c  m  33  o  o  ��  m  IL  SUPERIOR ELECTRIC  FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE  CALLR.SIMPKINS "  885-2412  FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE   II  HARVEY FUNERAL HOME  Seaview Road  Gibsons  886-9551  COMPLETE SERVICES  LOCAL OR DISTANT BURIALS; CREMATIONS; MEMORIALS  PRE-ARRANGEMENTS  DAN DEVLIN ��� OWNER-MANAGER  Sunshine Coast Regional District  NOTICE  EXTENSION OF OFFICE HOURS  Effective January 5,1976 the offices of the Sunshine Coast Regional District  will be open to serve the public as follows:  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday  Thursday and Friday  8:30 a.m. ���4:00 p.m.  8:30 a.m. ���5:45 p.m.  Mrs. A. G. Pressley,  Secretary-Treasurer "���"ir    iiy    iji i unrnnr   n     in  -i~~>���~i���  Sunshine Coast News, January 6,1976.  COAST NEWS CLASSIFIED ADS  Phone 886-2622  DEADLINE ��� SATURDAY NOON  MINIMUM $1.50 ��� 15 WORDS. 10* a word thereafter.  SUBSEQUENT INSERTIONS Vj PRICE  Legal ads 50c per count line  Subscription Rates:  B.C. ��� 1 year ��� $6.00; 6 months ��� $4.00  Canada except B.C. ��� 1 year ��� $8.00  U.S. and Foreign ��� 1 year ��� $10.00  O.A.P. ��� 1 year ��� $4.50  It is agreed by any advertiser requesting space that liability of the  Sunshine Coast News in event of failure to publish any advertisement  or in event of errors in publishing of an advertisement shall be limited  to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising  space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be  no liability in any event beyond amount paid for such advertisement.  No responsibility is accepted by the newspaper when copy is not  submitted in writing, or verified in writing.  ��� COMING EVENTS  Every Thursday, 7:30 p.m.,  Whitaker House, Sechelt. Introductory lecture Transcendental  Meditation. Tel. 885-3342.  Every Monday night, 8 p.m.,  Bingo, New Legion Hall, Gibsons.  ���DEATHS  EDWARDSON: Passed away December 26, 1975, Gordon William  Edwardson, late of Madeira Park,  in his 49th year. Survived by his  loving wife Doris; daughter Mrs.  Brian (Carolyn) Jeffries; son,  Jackie Cummings; 3 grandchildren; 4 brothers, Norman, Albert,  Clifford and Alvin; 4 sisters,  Gertie Gough, Vera Olsen, Dolly  Dickerson and Mrytle Braun.  Funeral service was held Tuesday  December 30 at the Pender Harbour Community Hall. Interment  Forest View Cemetery. Harvey  Funeral Home, directors.  HALEY: Nora, passed away December 26, 1975, aged 75 years,  pre-deceased by her husband  William Haley, late of Gibsons,  B.C. Survived by 2 nephews, Arthur Battle and family, Allan  Bartle and family, and sister-in-  law, Mrs. H. V. Bartle. Also  many friends in Gibsons. Funeral  service was held Wednesday, December 31 at the Harvey Funeral  Home, Gibsons. Rev. D. Morgan  officiated. Interment Seaview  Cemetery.  JOE: Passed away December 29,  1975, Lena Joe, late of Sechelt, in  her 64th year. Survived by her  loving husband Clarence Joe Sr.,  7 sons, William, Gilbert, Clarence  Jr., Terry, Hubert, Carl and Howard; 3 daughters, Bernadette  Sound, Iris Mayers and Shelly  Nadine Joe; 57 grandchildren; 10  great grandchildren; 2 brothers,  Joseph and Arthur Jeffries; 3 sisters, Lottie Hansen, Sarah Bap-  tiste and Ethel Julian. Funeral  mass was celebrated Saturday,  January 3 at Our Lady of Lourdes  Catholic Church, Sechelt. Archbishop Carney and Rev. T. Nicholson celebrants. Interment Sechelt Indian Cemetery. Harvey  Funeral Home, directors.  NEILL: Mary, on Jan. 1, 1976, in  her 96th year. A long time resident of B.C. Pre-deceased by her  husband George and son Victor.  Survived by 2 sons, George of  Campbell River and Terence,  Toronto; 3 daughters, Mrs. M. L.  Raines (Charlotte) Roberts Creek;  Mrs. P. L. Dill (Mary), Vancouver  and Mrs. Charles Brown (Nora),  Victoria. Also survived by 13  grandchildren and 20 great grand  children. Family services, Cremation. Rev. Ted Kropp officiating.  Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C.  WINN: Passed away December  23, 1975. Annie Louisa Winn late  of Gibsons. Survived by 2 sons,  Alfred, Gibsons; Herbert, Kam-  loops; 3 sisters; 2 brothers;  grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral service was  held Saturday, Dec. 27 at the  ; Harvey Funeral Home, Gibsons.  Rev. D. Brown ofiiciated. Interment Mt. Elphinstone Cemetery.  ���CARDOFTHANKS  Our heartfelt thanks to all who  extended comforting sympathy in  our recent bereavement and especially to the staff of St. Mary's  Hospital tor wonderful care provided.  ���Alf and Herb Winn and  families.  ��� HELP WANTED  Meet new friends and earn extra  money calling on Fuller Brush  customers in your spare time.  New catalogue now available.  For more information write:  Fuller Brush Company,  c/o Mr. T. Diamond,  323 Chetwynd Drive,  R.R. #3,  Kamloops, B.C.  The Sunshine Coast Resource Society requires office manager ���  service co-ordinator. Successful  applicant must enjoy' working  with people. Secretarial skills an  asset, and be generally interested  in community developments. Apply in writing, stating experience,  qualifications and reference to  Box 1069, Sechelt, B.C.  ���  HELP WTD. (cont)  ATTENTION  ROOFING CONTRACTORS  Ours is an INTERNATIONAL  sales firm, in business since  1904. Our men sell GOODYEAR ROOFING products,  BLACKTOP sealants, CHEM  ICALS and CLEANERS.  Our GOODYEAR ROOFING  line is unique. Instead of one  black and one aluminum coating, sell a multitude of extremely fine products to fit  virtually every need.  Special "LABOR SAVING"  Plan offers over $4,000.00  worth of equipment FREE OF  CHARGE, on qualifying orders ��� on loan basis, to speed  application of products and  save money for customers!  This is of special value to sales  representatives who also  have separate contracting busi  nesses. It helps them sell and  service "big ticket" industrial  accounts. No door-to-door canvassing. If interested, write  Consolidated Protective Coatings Ltd., Dept. B14, 2300  Schenker Street, Ville LaSalle,  Quebec, Canada, H8N1A2.  ��� WORK WANTED  Your PICTURES FRAMED and  mounted from Artistic Woodwork  stock. Matboards. Non-glare and  regular glass. Needlepoint a  specialty. Moved to 1450 Sechelt  Inlet Rd., Porpoise Bay, Sechelt.  Phone 885-9573.   HIGH FUEL COSTS?  Peerless Tree Services Ltd. will  turn your problem trees into  Firewood, $18 per cord. We do  danger tree falling, topping, and  limbing too. Expert insured work.  "Know the cost before you start"  Call us 885-2109. Free estimates.  John Risbey.  Two high school boys 15 and 16,  will do work of any kind. Phone  886-9503.   Painter, 24 years experience,  have big spray outfit, quick, efficient. Contract or hourly rates.  Call 886-2512.   Backhoe available for drainage,  ditches, water lines, etc. Phone  885-2921, Roberts Creek.  TYPEWRITER  & ADDING MACHINE  SALES AND SERVICE  Phone 886-7111   FURNACE INSTALLATIONS  OIL BURNER SERVICE  Financing Available  Call  Thomas  Heating  886-7111  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Oil Stoves  and heaters cleaned and  repaired  Phone Ron Crook, 885-3401  after 5 p.m.  RENOVATION WORK  WANTED  Inside or outside, large or small.  Reasonable, competent and Reliable. Free estimates. Phone  886-7547.    ���FOUND  Camera attachment found on  Gospel Rock. Phone 886-7217.  ��� MISC. FOR SALE  GIBSONS LANES  Open Bowling  Fri., 7-11p.m.  Sat., 2-11 p.m.  Sun., 2-11 p.m.  Cord wood for sale. Alder, $30  a cord. Phone 886-2973.   Good mixed hay, 400 bales, special price. Phone 886-2887.  38 sheets Styrofoam, 2" x 24"  x 8', new. Phone 885-2228.  1973 Honda, CL 125, excellent  condition. Phone 886-7697.   ��� BOATS FOR SALE  MARINE INSURANCE  PROBLEMS?  New insurance advice  Re-insurance advice  Claims settled  Capt. W. Y. Higgs  Marine Surveyor  Box 339, Gibsons  Phones 886-9546 or 885-9425  ��� CARS, TRUCKS  FOR SALE  *72 TR6 Overdrive AM-FM, dark  blue. Very fast, very economical.  $3,000. Phone 886-7005.  '67 Chev wagon, auto., 6 cyl.  Looks disgusting but mechanically superb. 50,000 miles only.  $400. Phone 886-7005.  '72 VW, one owner, 40,000 miles,  A-l condition, $1750 firm. Will  take as part payment washer and  dryer. Phone 885-3605.  ��� PETS  Two year old female Boxer, very  affectionate and good with children. Call 886-9907.  All breed dog grooming, clipping,  terrier stripping, bathing. Walkey  Kennels, 885-2505.  ��� WANTED  Lady wishes ballroom dancing  lessons in Gibsons, afternoons  preferred. Phone 886-2644.  Timber wanted, plus alder.  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D & O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700.  ��� FOR RENT  2 bedroom furnished trailer. Two  bedroom semi-furnished cottage.  Sorry, no dogs. Phone 886-2887.  Furnished suite, W/W carpets, 3  piece bath, fridge and stove.  Avail, immediately $180. Phone  886-7629.  3 bedroom house, cream color,  waterfront, across from post  office, $200 a month. Ph. 886-  2900.  Unfurnished house to rent. Pleasant 2 bedroom house with garage,  on Hillcrest Road, Gibsons. Close  to schools and shopping. Wall tc  wall carpet throughout. $250 per  month. Call Mr. Walsh collect at  685-8394 between 9 and 5.  Maple Crescent Apts., 1662  School Road, Gibsons. Suites for  rent. Cablevision, parking, close  to schools and shopping. Reasonable rent. Apply Suite 103A.  ��� WANTED TO RENT  Furnished houses in Gibsons area  March 1, 1976 to October 31, 1976  Contact Paddy Moore, 665-8024.  ��� ROOM & BOARD  Nice rooms with view over the  ocean, very good meals, $275 per  month. Phone 886-9033.  ��� ANNOUNCEMENTS  Mount Elphinstone Cemetery  Grave plots $50  Contact F. J. Wyngaert 886-9340  If you are concerned about someone with a drinking problem,  call Al-Anon at 885-9638 or 886-  9193. Meetings St. Aidan's Hall,  Tuesday, 8 p.m.   For Latter Day Saints in this  area contact 886-2546.  For membership or explosive requirements contact R. Nimmo,  Cemetery Road. Ph. 886-7778.  Howe Sound Farmers' Institute.  Stumping or ditching powder,  dynamite, electric or regular  caps, prima-cord.  Alcoholics Anonymous. Phone  886-9904 or 885-9327. Gibsons  meeting Monday, 8:30 p.m. in  Gibsons Athletic Hall.  ��� MOBILE HOMES  SUNSHINE COAST  MOBILE HOME PARK  & SALES  12 x 62 Statesman, 2 bedroom,  fully   carpeted,   Colonial   decor,  deluxe     appliances     including  washer and dryer  USED MODELS  10 x 50 Great Lakes, 2 bedroom,  fully furnished, air conditioned,  very clean.  On   view   at   Sunshine   Coast  Trailer Park.  Phone 886-9826  ���PROPERTY  FOR SALE  ONE ACRE  Must sell. Lower Rd., Roberts  Creek, 125' x 350*. Hydro and  Reg. water, $13,500 firm. Phone  886-7695.   Gibsons, semi-waterfront lot  with all facilities, selectively  cleared. 886-2738.  E. McMYNN AGENCY  Roberts Creek. Fully serviced  lots for sale on Marlene Road.  Phone 886-7896 or 886-7700.  Phone Eves., Ron McSavaney ��� 885-3339  Looking for a safe investment? How about one of these:  3 lots in the Granthams area, very good holding properties  with good potential. Priced at only $6,000 each.  One large lot with excellent view in developing area; also  good holding property. Asking $9,750.  New subdivision in West Sechelt. See these lots for immediate building. Water, Hydro, road, etc., in rapidly developing  area. Different sizes and different prices. $11,500 to $13,500.  Phone 886-2248  Box 238 Gibsons, B.C.  CONSULT US FOR ALL  YOUR INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS  tlEMBER ��� MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE  : YOUR AUTO PLAN CENTRE  Phone 886-2000 ��� Gibsons, B.C.  SEASIDE PLAZA  LISTINGS WANTED  DROP EN AND SEE US  Norm Peterson ��� 886-2607  Charles English Ltd.  REAL ESTATE & IKSURANCE  GIBSONS, B.C.       Ph. 886-2481  SUNNTCREST SHOPPING CENTRE  TOLL FREE 687-6445  NOTARY PUBLIC ��� APPRAISALS  LANGDALE: Wharf Rd. New subdivision. 18 choice lots. $7,500  to $13,500.  PORPOISE BAY: Vi acre lot in quiet area, close to beach. 3 yr.  old Leader mobile home with large addition, 4 bdrms., living-  room and family room. Driveway and garage. $38,000.  GIBSONS VILLAGE: Cosy 2 bdrm. home across from Tennis  court, only 7 years old. Has nice view of harbor, closed in garage,  driveway. Close to shopping, etc. F.P. $39,900.  SELMA PARK: View, beach, privacy. 3 bdrm. home, well kept  and comfortable. $75,000.  HOPKINS LANDING: Lot with panoramic view and privacy on  Cartwright Road. Asking $16,500.  GOWER POINT: View property with neat family home. This  large lot can be subdivided into three lots for a real return on  your investment. Offered at $59,500.  ROBERTS CREEK: 5 acres view property with large home and  good outbuildings. This easily financed parcel should be viewed  by all looking for acreage. Only $56,000.  UPPER ROBERTS CREEK: Workshop 24 x 32. Small house  24 x 28. Double wide like new 24 x 48. 10 acres. Partly cleared.  Water system in. Private road. All for only $75,000.  A number of good acreages. All priced for sale  terms. Inquire for details.  Ken Crosby ��� 886*2098 Anne Gurney  Don Sutherland ��� 885-9362 Jay Visaer  George Cooper ��� 886-9344  some  888-2164  885-3300  BCPA not interested  The British Columbia Petroleum Association has indicated that  it is not interested in seeing  a bulk oil plant on the Sechelt  Indian Reserve. This information  was received in a letter from the  BCPA and presented at a recent  Regional District planning committee meeting.  The Sechelt Indian Band last  year undertook an extensive  study and as a result of that  study the band indicated it was  favorable to the idea of locating  a bulk oil terminal on Reserve  No. 2.  The Regional Board has for  some time been looking for land  on which such a bulk oil terminal  could be located thereby amalgamating the various terminals now  operating in such areas as Hopkins Landing, Gibsons and Davis  Bay.  At the recent planning meeting  Regional District planner Adrian  Stott reported that the B.C.  Petroleum Association was not  currently interested in the Indian  Band's proposal and that the  association indicated the Regional  Board should find satisfactory  property and make the necessary  zoning changes to accommodate  the bulk iol terminals.  The Regional Board is now  making it clear to the BCPA  that it backs the Indian Band's  proposal to locate the bulk oil  terminal on Indian Land. The  board will also reiterate that a.  new bulk oil location will not  only house additional facilities  but also the existing ones which  the board says are in most  cases substandard and non-conforming to the zoning.  Elves  (Continued from Page 1)  amounted to $234 and one doll.  The Gibsons Lions club started  things rolling by donating 23 tins  of food. This was derived from a  little stint they have going for  them ��� each member must bring  one tin of food to each meeting in  lieu of a fine. The Elves win either  way.  One Elf said a little prayer  asking that the small supply be  multiplied like the Biblical loaves  and fishes. It surely was, as over  3.000 food items and approximately 500 gifts and toys were  distributed in the hampers.  There is still a large box of food  items left over. The Elves will be  on the lookout for another deserving family to give this to.  Donations of cash, food, gifts  and toys were received from the  following citizens, businesses and  service  clubs  on the  Sunshine  Coast:  Elphinstone Recreation Group.  Gibsons Lions Club.  Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 219  Roberts Creek.  Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion,  Br.  109, Gibsons.  Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 140  Sechelt.  Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 140, Sechelt.  Gibsons United Church Ladies  Organization.  Independent Order of Foresters  Gibsons.  Gibsons Kinette Club.  Mrs. Blomberg, Mrs. Jardine,  Mrs. Fossett (C Watch, B.C. Ferries, Langdale).  Sunshine School Chinlren ���  Gingerbread House.  Bank of Montreal staff, Gibsons.  Royal Bank Staff, Sechelt.  Coast News, free Christmas advertising.  Mr.   D.   Wheeler,   Esso  Oil.  Weinhandl Upholstery Shop.  Alvaro Logging Co.  Boutin Bulldozing.  Tyee Airways.  Labatts Brewery.  Molson's Brewery.  Mother   Hubbard   Bakery   ���  bread.  Sunshine Coast Products Co.  Ltd.  Simpson-Sears.  Peninsula Cleaners.  Murray's Garden Shop.  Don's Shoe Store.  Sechelt Family Mart.  Morgan's Mens Wear.  Variety Food Store.  Ken's Lucky Dollar Store.  Marine Men's Wear.  Uncle Mick's Clothing Store.  McLoeds.  Campbell's Variety.  Gibsons Building Supplies.  Elphinstone Co-op Store.  Shop-Easy.  Twilight Theatre ��� Show  tickets.  The Elves also thank the following: Rev Annette Reinhardt and  Rev. Father T. Nicholson for their  co-operation; Gibsons United  Church and Holy Family Church;  Mr. and Mrs. W. Weinhandl and  Mr. J. Benner for use of their  halls and stores for depots; to  Dick Clayton for use of the mall  for the Elves fund raising drive.  Joe Benner, John Stewart and  Bob Landry donated the use of  their trucks and vans, filled with  gas, for the deliveries. Drivers  were Tom Gidber, John Stewart,  Mike McDonald, Doug Hughes,  Archie Sheppard and Matt Ball.  Kosy Kitchen treated the weary  Elf delivery men to free hamburgers.  Legal  NOTICE TO CREDITORS  Estate of the deceased:  MADSEN, Mads, o.k.a. MAD-  SEN, Mad, late of 1354 Prowse  ' Rd., Gibsons, B.C.  Creditors  and  others  having  claims against the said estate(s)  are hereby required to send them  duly   verified,   to  the   PUBLIC  TRUSTEE,    635   Burrard    St.,  Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3L7, before  the 30th day of January,  1976,  after which date the assets of the  said estate(s) will be distributed,  having regard only to claims that  have been received,  CLINTON W. FOOTE,  PUBLIC TRUSTEE.  STARTS JAN. 8th  The Sunshine Coast's Biggest and Best  SEMI-ANNUAL  of Ladies Wear  DON'T MISS THE BARGAINS  Sorry, no layaways, no exchange or return  at sale prices  Ckad/lOSod  f Fashion  Centre  Sunnycrest Plaza  Gibsons  Trail Bay Centre  Sechelt  ��  I  I  1  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  NORTHWEST TRAVEL LTD.  Agnes Labonte  886-7710  FAIRMONT ROAD  GIBSONS  NEW Rooms Need  NEW FLOORS  CARPETS FROM  Ken DeVries & Son Ltd.  1659 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Gibsons        Ph. 886-7112  printed pattern      Quickie Partners  34-48  10'/2-l 8/2  V/���^ -w��  i��ti>  Search no more - you've  found the quickie tops you  want to team with pants,  shorts, skirts! Save dollars ���  whip them up in cotton blends.  Printed Pattern 4710: Worn-   '  en's Sizes 34, 36, 38. 40, 42.   ���  44, 46. 48. Half Sizes 10^.  12'/2. 14'/2, W/z.W/s.  $1.00 for each pattern-  cash, cheque or money order.  Add 15<f each pattern for first-  class mail and special handling. Print plainly Size, Name,  Address, Style Number. Send  to Anne Adams, Coast News,  Pattern Dept., 60 Prpgress  Ave., Scarborough, Ont.  M1T4P7.  IT PAYS TO SEW���you save  so much money! Send now for  New Spring-Summer Pattern  Catalog! Over 100 partners,  pants, long, short styles. Free  pattern coupon, 75$.  Sew and Knit Book $1.25  Instant Money Crafts ... SI .00  Instant Sewing Book $1.00  Instant Fashion Book ... SI .00  For all your Sewing  and Knitting Needs  FABRIC HOUSE  Marine Drive  886-7525  Ask  for this  folder  from our  representative,  who will be at:  Bella Beach Motel, Sechelt  Tel. 885-9561  on Wednesday, January 14th  If you require financing to start, modernize or  expand your business and are unable to  obtain it elsewhere on reasonable terms and  conditions or if you are interested in the  FBDB management services of counselling  and training or wish information on  government programs available for your  business, talk to our representative.  c  FEDERAL ������������������;  BUSINESS  DEVELOPMENT BANK  145 West 15th Street,  North Vancouver, B.C.    980-6571  Opening new doors to small business. Vancouver film thriller  comes to Twilight  It is 1970. Detente between  East and West is fragile. Tension mounts as Canada prepares  to welcome Russian Premier  Kosygin to Vancouver.  i The Royal Canadian Mounted  Police are on alert, and suspended Corporal Timothy Shaver  (George Segal) is given a chance  to redeem himself. His assignment is to take into custody,  without the awkwardness of open  arrest, Rudolph Henke (Val  Avery), an avowed troublemaker  on the KGB surveillance list.  Soviet security Colonel Sergei  Vostik (Bo Brundin) warns that  unless Henke is locked up,  Kosygin's visit will be cancelled.  This is the opening of the plot  for the film Russian Roulette,  filmed in Vancouver last summer  under the name Kosygin is Coming. The film comes to the Twilight Theatre in Gibsons January  11, 12 and 13.  As the plot continues, Shaver  fails in efforts to apprehend Henke, but growing panicky, he lets  his superior  Commander  Peta- .  piece (Denholm Elliott) think he  has Henke in secret custody.  Vostik knows this is not true because he actually has captured  Henke. He plans to use him as a  human bomb-in a KGB plot to  assassinate Kosygin and destroy  any chance of East-West detente.  Shaver learns of the plot when  he discovers that Henke is really a  CIA agent. Forced to co-operate  with Vostik when the Russian  reveals he has kidnapped Shaver's grilfriend Bogna (Cristina  Raines), Shaver continues to deceive Patspiece. He and Bogna  manage to make their escape  from Vostik after they learn, the  assassination plan ��� Henke,  drugged and loaded with explosives, is to be dropped on the  Kosygin motorcade from a low-  flying helicopter falsely marked  "Vancouver Police" as the Premier's party reaches the Vancouver  Hotel.  Shaver speeds to the hotel after  alerting police by phone of the  danger. He is spotted by Vostik  who pursues him to the roof of  the hotel where a savage gun battle takes place. It ends with Vostik  George Segal, as an undercover RCMP agent, fights for  his life against an assailant, Jacques Sandulescu, in this  scene from the suspense thriller Russian Roulette.  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Tom Laugh Li ��]  I  THE  Gunfighteh  ,.  ...T.burs.,.Fji.,.Sal��,  January 8, 9,10  MATURE  B.C. Film Classifier  warns, Coarse language  and violence.  Both movies start 8 p.m.  GEORGE  SEGAL in  IAN  TE  Trtggara a mm apin on ��u��p��i���  Sun., Mon.,Tues.  January 11,12,13  MATURE  plunging 350 feet to his death.  As the Kosygin motorcade approaches the hotel, the fake  police helicopter comes into view.  Shaver, still on the roof, fires a  disabling shot and the helicopter flutters to the street. Unharmed, the lethal Henke emerges and  robot-like advances on Kosygin's  limousine. Taking careful aim  from the rooftop. Shaver gets off  a single shot and Henke falls  dead.  Sunshine Coast News, January 6, 1976.  CBC Radm  The Master Gunfighter plays at  the Twilight Theatre January 8, 9  and 10. The film is rated Mature.  Though not a sequel to the phenomenally successful Billy Jack  films, ���The Master Gunfighter  nevertheless provides the same  calibre of high-level, top-notch  entertainment, action, adventure,  and romance.  Centred around the loneliness  and moral courage of one man ���  played by superstar Tom Laugh-  lin ��� forced to choose between  his love for a woman and his  conscience, The Master Gunfighter is set against the sweeping  panorama of California in 1836  whenthe great Spanish ranchos  were declining and newly arrived  American settlers, spurred on  by manifest "destiny and dreams  of wealth, were plotting to claim  the land for themselves.  CBC brass  visits here  On January 25 the head of CBC  Radio, William T. (Bill) Armstrong will visit the Sunshine  Coast to discuss with listeners the  CBC's plans for and changes in  AM radio.  This in an unprecedented opportunity for an exchange of  views, hopefully making for better understanding and communication between those responsible  for programming and scheduling  and those of us who must live  with their decisions. It should  give us an insight into the job  of providing "a balanced service  of information and entertainment  for people of different ages, interests and tastes covering a  whole range of programming in  fair proportion" (Broadcasting  Act) and a chance to express our  ideas and suggestions.  It is hoped to arrange for informal get-togethers and to know  how many people would like to  meet Bill would help enormously.  Please phone-Maryahne West at"  886-2147.   .     ��� .  Leather briefcases, Passport  holders, ladies' and gentlemen's wallets and keytainers  ���ind many other leather items  from Buxton. Miss Bee's,  liechelt.  Film Society screenings  back to Wednesday  Starting this week the Kwah-  tahmoss Film Society's weekly  screenings will revert back to  Wednesday nights. Admission to  the films that will be screened in  the Twilight Theatre until May is  restricted to members only.  Membership is still available in  the society which presently has  about 246 members. Fees are $3  normally and $1 for senior citizens, .embers must be over 18  years of age. After joining the  society a member may then attend any of the society's screenings for $2 per film with the exception of the film Les Ordres  which, because it is a first run  film, is costing twice the normal rental.  The admission price for Les  Ordres, "a highly acclaimed  French-canadian film about the :  1970 October crisis, is anticipated to be a maximum of $3.  The final price will depend on  the society's financial position toward the end of the season.  With a full schedule of 18  films yet to play, membership in  the film society is well worthwhile  for anyone interested in films who  has not yet joined. Apart from  Les Ordres, which was released  in 1975, a variety of international  films including recent productions is scheduled. There are two  films each from Czechoslovakia  and Sweden as well as films from  France, USA, Great Britain, Mexico, Hungary, and Switzerland.  Switzerland is represented by  The Invitation which was released  here last year after having won  the special grand jury prize at  Cannes in 1973. The film was also  nominated for an Academy  Award as best foreign picture in  1974. Keith Wallace and I both  thought this deceptively simple  comedy the highlight of a combined total of about 30 films  which we saw at the Canadian  Federation of Film Societies'  film screening and A.G.M. in  Toronto in May of 1975.  Wednesday night's presentation is Stanley Kubrick's brilliant comedy Dr. Strangelove or  How I Learned to Stop Worrying .n  and Love the Bomb starring Peter '  Sellers (in three roles), George  C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, and  Keenen Wynn. The plot is derived from Peter George's novel Red  Alert (originally published as Two  Hours to Doom by Peter Bryant),  which had roughly the same plot  basis as Fail-Safe.  The screenplay is by Kubrick,  Terry Southern and Peter George  and has three principal settings:  the office of General Jack D.  Ripper, Cimmander of Burpleson  Air Base; the Pentagon War  Room with a conference headed  by President Merkin Muffley and  Chief of Staff "Buck" Turgidson,  attended by the Russian Ambassador and a top U.S. scientific advisor. Dr. Strangelove, a cripple  in a wheelchair whose name originally was Dr. Merkwuerdig-  icheliebe and who has an accent  to prove it; and the interior of a  plane under the command of Major "King" Kong, a Texan Big  Boy who gets his plane through.  General Ripper, a kind of triple  distilled Bircher, is convinced  that the Communists are poisoning the country's water supply,  proved by fluoridation, as part of  taking over the country. He initiates a nuclear attack on Russia.  Captain Mandrake, a British exchange officer on his staff, is  quick to observe that Ripper has  gone mad, and he tries to persuade Ripper to give him the recall code for the planes. Meanwhile, under direct Presidential  order, U.S. troops are storming  the airbase to capture Ripper. He  commits suicide before they  break in, but Mandrake manages  to puzzle out the recall code from  some pet phrases of the General  and telephones it to the Pentagon  in time to have the planes recalled  except for Majoy "King" Kong's  which gets through to drop its  bomb thus detonating the Soviet  Doomsday Machine, a thermonuclear device which, once triggered, cannot be reversed and  which will blanket the earth with  radioactive material for ninety-  three years.   ;  This might sound like strange  material for a comedy, but the humor stems from the pretensions  to moral judgment on the part of  men who have sacrificed the environment into the hands of totally amoral technological science;  and the bumble-headed military  proposals, frantic calls to Russia,  and frighteningly plausible biif-^  foonery on the brink of doom are  hilarious.  It is difficult to select further  highlights from the rest of the  films scheduled all of which are  outstanding in various ways. Of  the films I have personally not  seen, I am particularly looking  forward to seeing Bogdanovich's  auspicious debut film Targets,  which plays on Wednesday, January 21 and Eric Rohmer's Ma  Nuit Chez Maude with Jean-Luis  Trintignant and Francoise Fabian  which plays next Wednesday. I  think that the series of Luis  Bunuel's films scheduled for  March which will start with El  (This Strange Passion), one of his  Mexican productions, and concluding with his two last films,  the wonderful Discreet Charm of  the Bourgeoisie (screened by the  film society in 1974) and Phantom  of Liberty may well be the highlight of the season. Below is a  chronological list of the films to  come in the society's schedule:  January    14:    Ma    Nuit    Chez  Maude,  January 21: Targets.  January 28: The Magician.  February 4: Shop on the Main  Street.  February 11: Adrift.  February 25: The Fifth Horseman  is Fear (To be confirmed).  March 3: EI (This Strange Passion).  March 10: Milky Way or Tristana.  March 17: Discreet Charm of the  Bourgeoisie.  March 24: Phantom of Liberty.  March 31: L'Invitation.  April 7: Love.  April 14: A Lesson in Love.  April 21: Les Ordres.  April 28: Les Deux Anglaises.  May 5: Yo-Yo (To be confirmed).  Pensions up  An almost 104,000 beneficiaries in B.C. under the Canada Pension Plan will receive increases of  11.2 percent in January 1976.  This increase reflects the full rise  in the cost of living over the past  year.  The ten-year transition period  for the introduction of retirement  pensions ends December 31.  The maximum full retirement  pension commencing January  1976 will be S154.86. The maximum monthly disability pension  payable in 1976 will be $157:59  while monthly benefits for disabled contributors' children and  orphans of deceased contributors  will be $41.44 per month. Maximum monthly surviving spouses'  pensions will be $99.51 per month  for persons under age 65 and  $92.92 per month for spouses 65  or older.  On a Sunday afternoon in November 1869 a funeral procession drew up at the gate of  Montreal's Cote de Neiges Cemetery. It bore the body of Joseph  Guibord, a prominent local printer. The cemetery superintendent  refused to allow the burial in consecrated ground offering instead  a plot beside the graves of executed murderers. The body was  removed to a vault in the Protestant cemetery and so began  the "Guibard Affair" which was  to change the course of Canadian  history by diminishing the political power of the Catholic  Church in Quebec.  Joseph Guibord was finally laid  to rest on November 16, 1875, his  funeral cortege guarded by 100  policemen and 1,100 soldiers. The  legal and other battles which  took place during the intervening  six years form the basis of the  drama documentary ' 'Cause  Celebre" to be presented CBC  Tuesday Night at 8:03 p.m. January 13.  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7:  Vancouver    Recital    1:30   p.m.  Vancouver   Chamber   Choir   ���  Madrigals  by Marenzia  and  a  Bach motet.  Quirks and Quarks 8:03 p.m., Science Magazine, host Dr. David  Suzuki.  Concern 9:00 p.m. The Centre of  Immensities ��� an interview with  Sir Bernard Lovell on the interrelationships between science, religion, and outer space theories.  Country Road 10:30 p.m. Gerry  Cole and the Roadmasters.  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8:  Organists in Recital  1:30 p.m.  Gaston Arel at the organ of the  Church of Immaculate Conception  Montreal. Works by Bach, Bux-  tehuse. Boehm and Distler.  Themes and Variations 8:03 p.m.  Pianist Robert Silverman in concert, Sonata in A Minor, Schubert; - Images,   Debussy;   Piano  variations, Copland; Sonata in B  Minor,  Liszt; Moment Musical,  Rachmaninoff.  Jazz Radio-Canada 10:30 p.m. Ed  Bickert Trio and Dave Young  Quartet.  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9:  Canadian Concert Hall 2:30 p.m.  Part 1 Robert Silverman, piano,  plays Chopin. Part 2, Israel Piano  Trio, Piano Trio in A minor,  Ravel.  Between Ourselves 8:03 p.m. The  Ocean and the Scotian, the trains  which travel between Halifax and  Toronto ��� Maritimers have left  to seek their fortune in Upper  Canada, but they also come back  on the train ��� stories, dreams,  songs and perspectives of people  on the trains.  SATURDAY, JANUARY 10:  Our Native   Land   12:10  p.m.,  Economic Development, a look at  various   projects    of   Canadian  Indians.  Metropolitan Opera 2:00 p/m.,  Elektra by Richard Strauss starring Ursula Schroder - Feinen,  Robert Knie, Astrid Varnay,  Robert Nagy and William Dooley.  Symphony Hal! 7:00 p.m., Toronto Symphony, Suite in F, Roussel;  Chasse et Orange, Berlioz; Three  Dances from Rodeo and Symphony No. 3, Copland.  CBC Stage 8:30 p.m. Back to  Beulah ��� repeat of the ACTRA  award winning play by W. O.  Mitchell.  Anthology 10:03 p.m. from Hart  House International Festival of  Poetry - Robert Creeley. New  poetry by Miriam Waddington.  Story by Michael Riordan.  Orchestral Concert 11:03 p.m.  London Symphony Orchestra,  Alexis Weissenberg, piano. Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in  G major; Symphonie Fantastique,  Berlioz.  SUNDAY, JANUARY 11:  The Bush and the Salon 1:03 p.m.  Violence in the Valley by Leslie  MacFarlane describes the reign  of terror in the Ottawa Valley  in 1874.  Vancouver   Chamber   Orchestra  4:03 p.m. Shostakovich, Haydn.  NHL Hockey 5:03 p.m.   Maple  Leafs vs. Canadiens.  The Entertainers 8:03 p.m. Linda  Hassler interviews Ashford and  Simpson, influential music writing team of the sixties in U.S.  CBC    Playhouse     10:30    p.m.  Etienne Brule by Len Peterson.  MONDAY, JANUARY 12:  Music of our Pctple 8:03 p.m.  Music from Anc-  isia with Juan  Garcia and guitarist Jose Perez.  Great Canadian Gold Rush 10:30  p.m. Studio session with Tony Roman; interview with Frank Zappa.  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13:  CBC Tuesday Night 8:03 p.m.  Casue Celebre by Robert Stewart  and R. A. Duncan .��� the scandalous affair of Joseph Guibord.  Part 2. Jeanne Baxtresser, flute,  David carrall, bassoon, Mireille  Lagace, harpsichord." Works by  Handel, Teleman, J. S. Bach.  Touch the Earth 10:30 p.m. Interview wjth  15 year old Colin  Linden. Part 2 on American folk  groups, Hazel Dickens and Alice  Gerrard.  WANTED  Died furniture oi what  have yon  AL'S USED FURNITURE  WE BUT BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons ��� 886-2812  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  ��� AUTOMOTIVE  SERVICES  NEED TIRES?  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on  Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  Automotive - Parts  Sales and Service  ���Rotor lather service for disc  Brakes and Drum Brakes  ��� Valve and Seat Grinding  ALL MAKES SERVICED  DATSUN SPECIALISTS  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  AL JAMIESON  Gibsons Phone 886-7919  ���BANKS  ROYAL BANK  OF CANADA  GIBSONS   Branch-Ph.   886-2201  SECHELT  Branch-Ph.   885-2201  HOURS  Gibsons:Mori - Thurs. ;  10a.m.-;3p.m.  Fri., 10a.m. -6p.m..  Sechelt: Tues - Thurs.  10a.m. -3 p.m. ."  Fri., 1,0a.m. -6p.m.  Sat., I0a.m.-3pvmv ..-,.  ��� BUILDING  SUPPLIES  TWINCREEK  LUMBER  & BUILDING  SUPPLIES Ltd.  Everything for your building  Needs  Free Estimates  .    Phone 886-2291-2  ��� BUILDING  SUPPLIES (Cont)  L & H SWANSON Ltd  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations  Porpoise Bay Road  885-9666, Box 172, Sechelt, B.C.  WINDSOR  PLYWOOD  (THE PL YWOOD PEOPLE)  Construction Plywood  Fancy Panels  Doors, Bifplds, insulation  Sidings  and all Accessories  Delivery  Highway 101, Gibsons  Phone 886-9221  ��� BULLDOZING  BACKHOE  CUSTOM  BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage  Waterlines, etc.  Ph. 885-2921 Roberts Creek  BOUTIN  BULLDOZING  Clearing ��� Landscaping  Backhoe Work  Phone 886-9824  ��� CABINET MAKING  OCEANSIDE  FURNITURE  & CABINET SHOP  Hardwood Specialists  Custom   Designed   Furniture  Kitchen and Bathroom  Cabinetry  Remodelling  R. BIRKIN  Beach  Ave.,   Roberts   Creek  Phone 885-3417  ���CLEANERS  ARGOSHEEN  We Clean Carpets  Chesterfields, etc.  No Soap Buildup  Stay Clean Longer  FREE ESTIMATES  TOM SINCLAIR*  Box 294, Sechelt  Phone 885-9327  12-1 or after 5p.m.  ��� ELECTRICIANS  SIM ELECTRIC Ltd.  Electrical Contractor  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  ��� MOVING &  STORAGE  R.R. 1  Gibsons  FOR YOUR  PRINTING  PHONE 886-2622  ttJissmmBJizw  ��� CONSTRUCTION  GIBSONS  BUILDING SUPPLIES  (1971) LTD.  ALL BUILDING MATERIALS  READY-MIX  CONCRETE-GRAVEL  GENERAL PAINT  Highway 101-Gibsons  ��^\BE ELECTRIC hd.Y  Phone 886-7605  Box 860 Gibsons  "POWER   TO   THE   PEOPLE"  ��� HEATING  TED HUME  SERVICES  Gibsons, B.C. 886-2951  Parts, Service, Installations  Stoves, Furnaces,  Heaters,  etc.  Certified Instrument Mechanic  ��� MACHINE SHOP  886-2642  886-7833  ��� DISPOSAL  SERVICES  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  i Port Mellon to Ole's Cove  886-2938 885-9973  When renovating or  spring cleaning  Call us for your disposal needs  Commercial Containers  available  At the sign of the Chevron  HILL'S  MACHINE SHOP  & Marine Service Ltd  Arc and Acty. Welding  Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating  Automotive - Marine Repair  Marine Ways  Phone 886-7721  Res. 886-9956  LEN WRAY'S  TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage  Complete Packing  Packing Materials for Sale  Member Allied Van Lines  Phone 886-2664 - R.R. 1, Gibsons  ��� PAINTING  __     __  GENERAL PAINTING  SPRAY-BRUSH-ROLL  Call 886-2512  ��� PAVING  COAST PAVING  PAVING FROM DRIVEWAYS  TO HIGHWAYS  Highways, Parking Areas  Driveways, Crushed Gravel  Equipment Rentals  Main Office  Box 95, Powell River,  485-6118  Branch Office:  Sechelt, Ph. 885-2343  9:30 to 3:30 p.m.  ��� PLUMBING  RAY NEWMAN  PLUMBING  SALES & SERVICE  Hot Water Heating  Building and Alterations  Davis Bay Rd., R.R. 1,  Sechelt-Ph. 885-2116.  PENINSULA  PLUMBING  CONTRACTING  Port Mellon - Pender Harbour  Free Estimates  Phone 886-9533  Rick 886-7838 Tom 886-7834  ��� PLUMBING (Cont)  PLUMBING  & HEATING  Ltd.  Certified  Plumbers  Box 165, Gibsons, B.C.  PHONE 886-7638  New Installations, Renovations  Repairs, Hot Water Heating  Pump Repairs  24 HOUR SERVICE  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING - PIPEFITTING  STEAMFITTING  HOT WA TER HE A TING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  ��� REFRIGERATION  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION &  MAJOR APPLIANCE  SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Used Refrigerators for Sale  Phone 886-2231  From 9a.m. to 5:30p.m.  Res. 886-9949  ��� RETAIL STORES  ��� RETAIL  STORES (Cont)  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES  NOTIONS etc.  REP A IRS AND SER VICE  TO ALL MAKES  FABRIC HOUSE  Marine Drive  Gibsons 886-7525  ��� ROOFING  MISS BEE'S  Card and Gift Shop.  Wharf Rd., Sechelt  P .O. Box 213        Ph. 885-9066  Coutts-Hallmark Cards &  wrappings, Gifts, Picture  Puzzles; English Bone China  cups, saucers, etc.  Boutique Items  Local Artists' Paintings  c  &  s  HARDWARE  &  APPLIANCES  Sechelt ��� 885-9713  STAN HILSTAD  ROOFING  DUROID, SHAKES  OR REROOFING  R.R. 1, Port Mellon Highway  Gibsons Phone 886-2923  ���SURVEYORS  ROY& WAGENAAR  B.C. LAND  -SURVEYORS  CIVIL ENGINEERS  Marine Building - Wharf Street  Box 609, Sechelt, B.C.  885-2332  ROBERT W.ALLEN  B.C.LAND SURVEYOR  Sechelt Lumber Building  Wharf St., Box 607  Sechelt, B.C.  Office 885-2625       Res. 885-9581  ��� T.V.& RADIO  SUNSHINE COAST TV  SALES & SERVICE  ADMIRAL ��� ELECTROHOME  and ZENITH DEALERS  Gordon Oliver - Ed Nicholson  "IN THE HEART OF  DOWNTOWN SECHELT"  Box 799, Sechelt  Phone 885-9816  CLOSED ON MONDAYS  ���TV & RADIO (cont)  NEVENS' TV  Service Depot for  PHILIPS ���ZENITH  PANASONIC ��� ADMIRAL  FLEETWOOD DEALER  MASTERCHARGE  Phone 886-2280  J &C ELECTRONICS  & APPLIANCES  Charles (Chuck) Stephens  SALES and SERVICE  INGLIS& PHILIPS  MARINE ELECTRONICS  Across from Red & White  Sechelt 885-2568  PAJAK  ELECTRONICS  CO. LTD.  RCA & ELECTROHOME  Authorized Dealer  Sales and Service  886-7333 Gibsons  ��� TRAILER PARK  SUNSHINE COAST  TRAILER PARK  1 Mile West of Gibsons, Hiway  Laundromat  Extra Large Lots  and Recreation area  Parklike Setting  Phone 886-9826 '  ���TREE TOPPING ]  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Marv Volen Phone 886-9597  Clean   up   your   wooded   areas  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adacent to  building ^_  ��� TRUCKING  "        DOUBLE'R'  TRUCKING LTD.  SAND, GRAVEL, FILL  DRAIN ROCK, ETC.  Chaster Rd  Gibsons, B.C. 886-7109  I Special travel feature  This maritime park is for everyone  by JEAN and ED MacKenzie  "The funny thing" hollers  skipper Bob Armstrong, over the  noise of the boat engine, "is that  so few people know about it."  Bob is the owner-operator of  three small blue and white  ferries that ply the waters of  Nanaimo Harbour on Vancouver  Island. And the "it" that not  many people know about is surely  the most easily accessible of British Columbia's marine parks ���  Newcastle Island.  Most marine parks are the exclusive preserve of boat owners  and their fortunate friends, but  Newcastle Island, a 10-minute, 50  cent per-passenger ferry ride  from downtown Nanaimo, is for  everybody.  During the busy summer  months the ferry leaves Newcastle every hour on the hour,  making two stops on the Nanaimo  side: one at the Commercial Dock  near the Bastion and the other at  the back of the arena off Comox  Road where there is a small picnic  area and plenty of parking space.  In spring and fall when the traffic  is lighter, the ferry makes its  round trip once every two hours.  The park's 760 acres of grass,  beach and %voods are reserved for  pedestrians only. Though there  are mooring buoys and dock facilities for boaters, cars must be ieft  on the Nanaimo shore. Those who  wish to use one of the park's 18  campsites should be prepared to  back-pack the few hundred yards  from the ferry dock to camping  area and to replenish their supplies by a ferry trip across to  town.  Newcastle has long been a favorite spot for family or group outings. There are two playing  fields, a cooking shelter, plenty of  picnic tables, washroom facilities,  children's swimming pool and a  change-house.  The natural beauty of the island  is its greatest charm. Broad, well-  marked trails entice the explorer  deep into the forest of evergreen,  arbutus and maple trees, while  the beach trail skirts the eastern  shore.  Newcastle is rich in history  and traces of its past can still be  seen today. In the northern cliffs  are sandstone caves which were  used as an Indian burial ground  when this part of the coast was  the wild domain of the "S'neny-  nios." It was an Indian too ���  9  I'VE BEEN TlEOT1 YER FUPPINV  APRON STRINGS TOO LON&/ AS  FROM NOW, T'M  MAKIN'AWOWfV.  DE��lSlONS��/  YOU? MAKE A  DECISION?! ,  HEH/HEH/ r^  later known as the "Coal Tyee"  ��� who first showed the white  men where to find the "rock that  burns."  Canny governao James Douglas, immediately aware of the importance of such a discovery,  wrote hastily from Fort Victoria in  1852, directing his subordinate  Joseph McKay "to proceed with  all possible diligence . . . and formally take possession of the Coal  Beds ... for and on behalf of the  Hudson's Bay Company."  In the following year the durable little Nanaimo Bastion was  built beside the coal beds and  construction started on the first  wooden shanties that were to become the second city of Vancouver Island.  Coal was found on the harbor  islands as well, and Newcastle  Island was named after the rich  coal deposits of England's New-  castle-on-tyne.  As well as supplying coal for  HBC ships. Royal Navy vessels  and the crowded steamers of the  gold rush days, Newcastle provided sandstone for some of the first  public buildings on the Pacific  Coast. The sandstone was of such  JEMEZm  high quality that it could "be  heated white hot and plunged into  cold water without shattering."  Columns 30 feet long were cut  from the island quarries and shipped south to be used in building  the Mint at San Francisco. There  they survived even the disastrous  earthquake of 1906.  Newcastle supplied grindstones  for use in early pulp mills and  huge discs of rock are today displayed on the grass near the park  entrance. Adandoned now and  overgrown, the quarries are a  jumble of neat round holes,  shaped chunks and fragments of  columns. They look as if some  giant housewife had suddenly  tired of cutting out her enormous  sugar cookies and tossed the  pieces of dough aside to petrify.  Rainwater has filled the depressions and the precise circular  pools are covered with a green  film of minute water plants.  Before World War II, when the  coal was gone and the sandstone  market failed, Newcastle became  a holiday spot for thousands who  came by steamer from Vancouver  and Victoria. The Moonlight  Cruise to Newcastle was a popular excursion, with dancing in  the Pavilion and tea in the long-  vanished Tea Garden. After the  war the city of Nanaimo preserved the island as a park and later  turned it over to the provincial  government to be developed as it  is today.  However youtake it, simply enjoying the island's beauties or  roaming it with an eye to its  colorful history, a day ��� or a  week ��� on Newcastle is a high  point on any Vancouver Island  holiday.  (This TRAVEL B.C. story is one  of a series provided by the British  Columbia Department of Travel  Industry.)  Brownie enrollment day  Gibsons First Pack Brownies,  which meet each Wednesday at  St. Bartholomew's Anclican  church, held their enrolment day  last December 3.  New brownies enrolled were  Laurie Ailles, Lizette Berdahl,  Sheryl   Douglas,   Sonja  Reiche,  Caron Watts, Sonya Valancius.  On December 17 the girls held  a Christmas party, during which  they put the finishing touches on  a candy house which was later  donated to the Childern's Ward at  St. Mary's Hospital, for Christmas.  It is said that Alexander the Great invented shaving so  that the enemy could not grab his soldiers by their beards.  CROSSWORD  ���'���������������: ������(Pu^aSL.,iE:-:': .������-:������.;������"  TODAY! S   ANSWER  "3  - ;  The view from Newcastle Island  X  ��&���������  Just shows 'ow wrong-  I CAN BE - 'E'S DECIDED*  'E CANTrx)  WITHOUT ME  MADRIGAL  UNIQUE  BOUTIQUE  "upstairs in whitaker house  Cowrie St. Sechelt  -Photo by Ed Mackenzie  Heron rookery  A heron rookery or nesting area  has been found near Pender Harbour. A total of 45 nests have  been found so far. The Regional  Board is contacting the Fish and  Wildlife Branch of the provincial government to possibly have  the area designated a preserve for  the birds.  ACROSS  1 Unhurt  5 Displayed  11 Horner's  discovery  12 Tooth  13 Auk  genus  14 Zoroastrian's  sacred  book  15 Kinsman  (abbr.)  16 Prefix  for lude  or cede  17 Seafood  item  18 " ��� and  out"  20 Insincere  talk  21 Brawl;  row  22 ��� spumante  23 One kind  ' of nose  25 Ascended  26 Kiln  27 Skid row  character  28 Rush-hour  prize  29 "Die  Fledermaus"  maid  31 Sea  eagle  32 Three  (It)  33 Eggs  35 Camera  support  37 Pulpit  sign-off  38 Japanese  wild  dog  39  40  41  1  ��� to  the  purple  Fisherman  Part  of a.m.  DOWN  Rigging  support  German  river  Significant  (3 wds.)  Scotch  uncle  Showing  healing  marks  Possess  Time  for a  lunch  date  hssw @bq \smm  8 Extremely  sagacious  (3 wds.)  9 ��� cordiale  10 Sold  (2 wds.)  16 Hymn of  praise  (var.)  19 Allow  20 Wouk's ship  23 Stone of  ancient  inscriptions  24 Exceeded  25 Tease  27 Jailer  30 Chris  of  tennis  32 Haul  34 Mrs.  Lindbergh  36 Intimate  37 Basketball  league  (abbr.)  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  1  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  s  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  CLEARANCE!!  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