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 Provincial Library,  Victoria, B. C.  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  Volume 29, Number 5  Februarys 1976.  15c per copy  LAST WEEK'S WEATHER  Low      High   Preclp.  January 24 OC 7C nil  January 25 IC 6C nil  January 26 IC 6C 17.5 mm  January 27 4C        11C 0.5 mm.  January'28 4C        11C 7.9 mm.  January 29 6C 8C 2,0 mm.  January 30 4C 9C nil  January 31 OC 7C nil  Week's rainfall 27.9 mm. Jan. 170.4 mm.  January average 187.2 mm.  Daytime high, 1 IC Jan. 27;  Overnight low, ���3C January 20.  Board wants Island  Trust to remain  The Sunshine Coast Regional  Board has come out in favor of  the Islands Trust after five Regional Districts on the coast have  indicated they would like to see  the trust abolished.  Regional Board Chairman John  McNevin told the board last week  that any attempt to destroy the  Islands Trust because of some administrative problems would be a  disaster for the entire coast.'  The Islands Trust was. established in 1974 to govern the Gulf  Islands in Georgia Strait and the  islands in and around Howe  Sound. One of the prime objectives of the trust is to establish  a community plan for each of the  islands.  McNevin said he attended a  meeting in Victoria recently and  at that meeting, Jim Campbell,  Chairman of the Capital Regional  District Board, suggested that the  trust be abolished. McNevin  said only two regional districts  voted   against   the   suggestion.  McNevin admitted there were  some problems with the Island  Trust but he said that this Regional District still believed in the  basic principle of the trust which  is to preserve and protect the  islands. McNevin recommends  that the Islands Trust remain in  tact until such time as a community plan has been developed for  the islands.        ,  In a brief to the Minister of  Municipal Affairs, the board  points out that it supports the  concept of the existence to a separate body charged with the pro- *  tection of the islands.  "Although this function is  within the powers of the local  governments concerned, it is .recognized that the pressures on  these local governments may become so great that they cannot  adequately perform the function. A separate body is better  equipped to maintain the breadth  of vision necessary to protect the  islands in the long run." the brief  states.  Noting that amendments to the  Islands Trust Act may be under  consideration, the regional board  has suggested several changes:  1. Because of the small size of  some islands and. the voting'populations concerned, and the common interests of neighboring islands in some cases, the act  should make it possible to designate a group of islands instead  of only a single island for election of local trustees.  2. The Regional District Director having a seat on the Trust  Dog pound  expensive but..  Making the annual rounds to  local council and board room  offices, the problem of stray  dogs was once again a matter  of concern at last week's regional  board meeting. ' ...   .  The discussion was initiated by  a letter from ' Sechelt council  asking for meetings to be set up  with local governments to try. and  alleviate the problem of stray  dogs once and for all.  Director Peter Hoemberg said  some research into the matter  revealed that hiring a dog catcher  and establishing a pound would  run into a considerable amount of  expense. He said he would be  hesitant to commit the taxpayer  to that expense.  There was also some concern  over what standards the Regional  District would have to meet in the  construction of a pound. Direc-  Buildings  increase  The year end building inspector's report for the Sunshine  Coast Regional District shows  that there were 37 more permits  issued over last year, with an  increased value of $3,741,300.  This condition can be attributed  to the rise in permit fees and  the increasing number of larger,  more costly homes being built  in the area. Chief Building Inspector H. Morris-Reade reports.  The total number of permits  issued in 1975 was 704 with a  building value of $12,850,500.  During 1974, 667 permits were  issued at a value just over $9  million.  The building inspector also reports that the building department will be strengthened with  the hiring of a new inspector.  Robert Bull will join the department on Feb. 10 to take on the  duties of an Assistant Plumbing  and Building Inspector. Mr. Bull  is a journeyman plumber with two  years' experience inspecting  dwellings for the City of Langley.  tor Hoemberg said some municipalities that already have a dog  pound are managing without  standards. He questioned, what  the standards would be and who  would set them.  Asked this question later. Bill  Walkey of Walkey Kennels in  Roberts Creek, said there were no  established standards. He said  the SPCA does have its own standards but the society does not  have regulatory powers.  At Thursday's board meeting,  Director Morgan Thompson suggested the possibility of contracting a private kennel owner to  take care of the stray dog.problem. This option will be discussed  at a future meeting with Sechelt  and Gibsons councils.  In the meantime Conservation  Officer Pat Mulligan said a lot of  stray dogs had been, shot recently. He said he knew of four  people shooting dogs in a 24 hour  period after the dogs had been  spotted chasing deer.  Mulligan said it was legal for  residents to shoot the dogs as  long as they were on their own  property. Officials cannot shoot  the dogs unless they actually see  the dogs chasing the deer.  Mulligan also said there was a  .pack of stray dogs around the  Wilson Creek area but those dogs.  have not been seen for three or  four months. He felt that some of  these dogs may have been attacked by cougars.  Commenting on the fact that  some of the dogs are diseased,  Mulligan said eventually the Sunshine Coast will have to establish  a method of dog control.  He said the problem was especially bad in Roberts Creek  where the dogs follow children  to school and then spend all day  chasing deer. Mulligan said it  just takes one dog to start chasing a deer and the rest follow.  should be accorded full voting  powers, to balance the interests  of local'and general trustees and  to adequately represent local  governmental views on issues under discussion.  3. The stated object of the Trust  should be amended to read "to  assist the Minister of Municipal  Affairs to preserve and protect...".  4. The right to vote in elections  for local trustees should not be  given to non-resident property  owners, as this can lead to violations of the principle of one per- .  son ��� one vote at each level of  government, and would significantly dilute truly local representation in the trust.  5. The Trust should be involved  with approving development bylaws (land use, -subdivision or  land use contract) and building  permits only where the area concerned is not covered by an  Official Community Plan. Approval of the trust should be required for the adoption of such  an Official Community Plan, but  following this, the Trust should,,  only monitor development bylaws for compliance with the plan  and advise the minister accordingly. Substantial amendment to section 6 of the Act is  required to accomplish this  change.  6. The Trust should retain the  power to make regulations, to  give it the necessary flexibility  to respond to changing conditions. In other words, section 11  of the act should be retained.  7. Consideration should be given to expanding the Trust area,  to include in particular the remaining, islands in the Sunshine,  Coast Regional District, ..*      -  Diplomas  for Elphie  students  Another school semester has  ended at Elphinstone Secondary  last week and with it ended an  important phase in life for 32  graduates.  At press time results of final  exams were not yet all tabulated  so the graduation list is still to be  considered as somewhat tentative.  However, according to the Elphinstone administration office,  the following people will be receiving their high school diplomas:  Dale Benner, Diane Bertoncini,  Dawn Brignall, Wayne Campbell,  Brenda Derby, Brian Evans,  Elaine Gant, Bob Gillmore, Mark  Grey, Gwenda Havies, Bernie  Hoefsloot, Scott Jackson, Rick  Jacobsen, Becky Jones, Susan  Lawson, Rene Lizee, Hugh Lynn,  Bruce Markwart, Isabelle Martinez, Bill Nygren, Howard Paull,  Jim Peers, Rod Powell, Trevor  Quarry, Carol Quinn, Brenda  Rottluff, Charlene Rudolph, Tammy Schmidt, Steve Sleep, Darcy  Tait, Anna Weyburg and John  Wilson.  Graduation ceremonies will  held next June.  be  Rid Gambier of derelicts  Island residents are  t6 get rid of dere-  Gambier  still trying  lictcars.  ���  In a letter to the  Sunshine  Coast Regional Board, the Gam-  Water inadequate  Both the Hopkins and the Granthams Landing areas do not  have an adequate water supply for major fire fighting purposes, according to a report by Fire Chief Dick Ranniger.  Ranniger stated in the year end report, issued recently to both  the village of Gibsons and the Regional District, that fire hydrants  should be installed because present standpipes will not supply an  adequate amount of water to control a house fire of any magnitude.  He said that the addition of a 50,000 gallon reservoir in Hopkins Landing will greatly improve the domestic .water supply in  this area but it will not improve the supply for fire fighting;  The fire chief said Granthams, Soames Point and Checkwelp  have not substantially upgraded their water systems, and although  the water supply for domestic use may be adequate, for fire fighting  it is not adequate.  bier Island Community Association asked for funds to remove  the abandoned vehicles. The letter stated that people brought  their old cars to the island and as  soon as they would no longer run,  the cars were abandoned.  Residents complained of this  problem last year and were at that  time given $300 by the Regional  District to get rid of the' eyesores.  The board noted that the  RCMP have the authority to tow  away vehicles abandoned along  the side of the road. It was also  noted that an existing Regional  District bylaw prohibits the storage of derelict vehicles on private  properties. This does not apply to  auto-wrecking establishments.  The board will try to remove  the derelict vehicles through the  RCMP or by means of the bylaw.  I *****  ONE LAST LOOK  ISABELLE MARTINEZ is one of 32 students who last  week said goodbye to Elphinstone Secondary School.  Along with the others; Isabelle finished her semester  and simultaneously finished her days as a high school  student. Graduation ceremonies will take place in the  spring.  'Model subdivision! unites village  A land, development that members of Gibsons village.council  "have termed a '���''Model subalvl1-  sion" has been given preliminary  approval. The subdivision, located between Shaw and Stewart  Roads, is presently being surveyed and barring any major problems, the development will add  an extra 87 prime residential  building lots to the village.  The development is a joint venture, between the village, which  owns half of the 40 acres involved, and Eric Inglis, owner of the  other 20 acres. Apart from the 87  lots, the development will contain  an approximate 3lA acre park  with tennis courts and picnic  tables. A further 15 acres at the  southern end will be kept as a  greenbelt area.  Forseeing the popularity of this  subdivision, Gibsons Alderman  Stu Metcalfe, head of the planning committee, has stressed that  the area will be left as natural as  possible and he feels the view  of both the Strait of Georgia and  Gibsons harbor will make this one  of the village's choice residential areas.  Metcalfe explained in an interview last week that the village entered into this venture for several  reasons. He said it will improve  the village's tax base and the sale  of the land will provide revenue.  It will also encourage development within the village where services such as water, and sewer are  Hospital  already available. Development  outside the village boundaries  still relies oii septic tanks/ .  The land is described as a natural area for a sub-division because drainage is downhill into  the harbor. The land is also adjacent to the village's sewage treatment plant which will make servicing relatively economical.  Another important facet of this  new sub-division, Metcalfe said,  is that it will tie the upper  and lower parts of the village  together and also open tip the  area on the east side of Shaw  Road for subsequent development.  A recent public hearing  brought no objection to the subdivision proposal. Aid. Metcalfe  said one resident did suggest  that the village's entire 20 acres  should be made into a park rather  than a housing development.  Metcalfe said, however, that  the village is already having  problems   maintaining . present  parks and an added park at this  point would only incur more expenses tor the village.  Presently, a preliminary survey  of the property is taking place.  There is no indication when excavation work will begin.  Meanwhile, a 15 lot subdivision  for Shaw Road has also been approved. A recent public hearing  resulted in no objection to the re-  zoning of the land, near the corner of Shaw and Davis Roads,  fromR-4toR-2.  <<  PLAN OF proposed subdivision between  Shaw and Stewart Roads. The proposal is a  joint venture between the village of Gibsons and Eric Inglis.  budget  St. Mary's Hospital received  approval from the Sunshine Coast  Regional Hospital Board for a  budget requirement of $90,208.  The hospital board, also the Regional Board, gave approval to  the 1976 provisional budget  Thursday night.  Approval was also given by the  board to carry $25,000 of this  year's budget over to next year.  Also included on the Vi mill  funding budget are requests  totalling $43,076 for equipment  and renovations. Renovations are  sharable between the hospital  board and the provincial government on a 40-60 percent basis.  The province pays the larger  share. That leaves the hospital  board to pay $ 1,720.  For equipment, the hospital  district pays 66 percent or $41,356  of the cost and the provincial government pays 33 percent.  St. Mary's Hospital largest  equipment expense is a new  X-ray unit totalling $150,000. On  this single item of equipment the  regional district's share js only  25 percent with the provincial  government paying the rest.  Village water priorities named  Gibsons council has established  this year's priorities for the village water system.  At last week's council meeting,  Aid. Kurt Hoehne, head of the  village's water committee, proposed that one of the priorities  should be the installation of the  pumping system on the Reed  Road reservoir site. This project  would also include clearing road  allowance for a pipe across Reed  , Road and the clearing of a right-  of-way from the poweriine to the  pumphouse site. The actual construction of the pumphouse would  also take place at  this  stage.  Council announced last year  that the upgrading of the village's  water system would involve  the construction of a new two  million gallon reservoir at the  Reed Road area site. That reservoir is to be completed sometime  this summer. Additional pumping equipment has been purchased which will increase the  water pressure, especially in the  upper Gibsons area.  Another of this year's priorities as suggested by Hoehne in  volves the clearing of the old reservoir which will be used for  added fire protection and for  general water supply back-up  during the cleaning of the new  reservoir. Tenders will be obtained for both these jobs.  Other village water priorities  involve the cleaning and enlarging of the water intake basin on  Enge Creek, renewing the water  supply line oil Headlands Road,  and the laying of pipe for interconnection with the new well in  Kinsmen Park and the distribution system to School Road.  Aid; Hoehne also advised council that the laying of the new  waterline along Reed Road was  progressing with the public works  crew experiencing some difficulty because of hardpan. He also'  noted that a hose had been  stolen from the new well  site.  Board committees completed  Sunshine Coast Regional District Chairman John McNevin  completed the appointment of  regional directors to various committees last week. Preliminary  appointments were announced  two weeks ago but some of these  have since changed;  After a complete re-organization of the committee system, a  re-organization Jhat McNevin  says will make the board more effective, 7 McNevin has named  Peter Hoemberg and Jim Metzler  to the management committee  which he himself heads as chairman. The finance committee, a  sub-committee of the management committee will be headed  by Jim Metzler.  Chairman of the public utilities committee is Peter Hoemberg. The various sub-committees are cemetery, headed by Ed  Johnson, waste disposal headed  by Barry Pearson; water, headed  by Peter. Hoemberg, and sewer  (Continued on Page 7)  Permit  again  refused  A building permit for Construction Aggregates near Port Mellon  has again been held up because  the gravel company has failed to  meet  environmental   standards.  R. A. Crouter. manager of the  Southern Operations Branch of  Environment Canada informed  Construction Aggregates recently  that the proposed expansion of  the hillside plant is not acceptable because of the effluent  disposal into Thornborough  Channel.  Crouter said in his letter, discussed at the last Regional Board  meeting that the marine areas  adjacent ot the Hillside facility  are valuable to local fisheries  resources, both commercial and  recreational. .-.-..-  He said the large discharge of  effluent would kill micro-organisms that fish feed on, and the increased surface iurbidhy would  degrade the commercial and.recreational potential of the area, as  well as form an objectionable  aesthetic situation.  "I wish to advise that the Fisheries and Marine service must object to the discharge of effluent  which would form bottom depos:  its or create a surface turbidity  plume in the area," Crouter  states.  He suggests that a wash.water  recycling system be considered  for the Hillside facility to avoid  serious environmental conflict. 1  At last Thursday's Regional  Board meeting in Sechelt,. the  matter was discussed briefly-and  '"-' Director Peter Hoemberg recommended that the building permit  for the Hillside expansion-be  withheld until the matter is resolved.  A planning committee recommended to the board earlier  that Construction Aggregates be  informed that settling ponds  would be preferred but that  "Otherwise the ocean discharge  is acceptable if Construction Aggregates can assure the board  that effluent will not rise to the  surface."  The board rejected the planning committee's recommendation at last Thursday's meeting.  Firearms  V  resolution  passed*  'A resolution has been passed!'  by the Sunshine Coast Regional  Board asking the provincial Department of Municipal Affairs, for  the function of firearms controls..'  The resolution, passed unanimously at last Thursday's hoard;  meeting, may give the board the  authority to establish firearms  regulations.  Chairman John McNevin pointed out that this resolution does  not necessarily mean the adoption  of the proposed firearms bylaw,  but that it will only give the board'  power to do so if it wishes. ,\  The proposed gun bylaw has already come under fire from: ar  number of Sunshine Coast.resiv  dents who feel it would be too-  restrictive. The bylaw, if passed;;  would restrict the discharge ofs-  firearms in populated areas of:"-  the Sunshine Coast. ��� ;  McNevin said  that  once  the;:  function had been granted,, it;  will be up to the individual dk.  rectbr to include or exclude hisv  area.  The resolution states that trj^Tj  costs of the function would he-  shared by participating member;,  municipalities.   No   debt   other;  than temporary current borrow*,  ing may be incurred for the func-i  tion.  Commenting on the proposed"  firearms bylaw. Director Morgan":  Thompson, representing the Village of Sechelt. said the villages'  already have considerable control,  over the use of guns and therefore  may not feel the gun bylaw is'  necessary. ' ��� '���  i  ..��. Sunshine Coast News, February 3, 1976.  Sunshine Coast  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. Box460, Gibsons, B.C.  Can democracy survive?  It is now estimated that fewer than  ' fwo dozen democracies exist in the entire  world. What, we must ask ourselves, are  we doing wrong and how can democracy  survive? Or should it?  Perhaps we must .turn back to those  basic principles of liberty and responsibility. The moral issue has ceased  to be the dominant principle. Politicians  fail to . realize that ethical judgments  must be made when dealing with the  ��� business community, not merely profit  motives. Citizens respond better to moral  issues than to government by expediency  Western style democracy, based on  the twin foundations of individual liberty  "and moral responsibility, often seems to  be in a state of confusion when dealing  with the economic, social and political  crises of our day.  And it seems in serious doubt of its  mission when faced with the complexities of modern life. On the one hand the  demands of special-interest groups in the  realm of big business and big labor  baffle our leaders and at the same time  there is a tendency to deal with the individual and minorities in a high-handed  and autocratic manner.  Overseas we see Portugal fighting  for even a vestige of democracy, much of  the Third World in the grip of one-party  or military rule, India denying the heritage of Ghandi while right-wing coups  proliferate in Latin America.  In Canada we pay lip service to the  rule of law, universal suffrage and freedom of expression to back up the two  basic principles of democracy yet too  often the law is subverted for selfish interests and bent by moral laxity while citizens ignore their right and responsibility  to vote or stand by while dominant interests manipulate our right to free communication.  We suggest that it will not be the  subversion of some dark outside power  that will destroy democracy, as Khrushchev once predicted. Rather it will be  the denial of those two principles ��� liberty and responsibility ��� that will strike at  the very heart of a system that allows  us to be free.  Get on with the job  Among the many problems bothering all elements of society, one of the  most troublesome is that of housing.  Probably more than any other, it is examined very subjectively.  Lower income people looking for  rental accommodation have one point of  view. People in better income brackets  looking for rental accommodation have,.a  different view and a different problem  asi.does the, prospective house, buyer.-  The developer has a most complex  set of problems. The owner of rental  property has yet another view and another set of problems. Government at  all levels have different viewpoints and  different problems.  The only thing that everybody  agrees on is that housing is needed and  that there should be an adequate supply.  The trouble thus far has been that because of extremely subjective views of  everyone interested in housing, a number  of ideas and regulations have distorted  the greatest regulator of all, supply and  demand. .    <,  The federal government contributed  by removing some tax advantages at one  time available to the small entrepreneur. This successfully drove him out  of the rental housing market.  The provincial government instituted  rent controls. This also effectively dampened the interest of suppliers of housing.  Municipalities applied strictures and requirements which often successfully  frustrated developers.  The list is almost endless. What we  fundamentally need is a lifting of the  barriers which have dampened the en  thusiasm of builders, developers and  entrepreneurs to build rental housing.  Even if that rental housing is high priced  there, will still be a demand for it. But  the general effect could be an increase in  the supply of accommodation which,  because of marketplace requirements,  would have to be rented at lower rates.  .Many people would like to.upgrade.,Ai.  : "their present housing. Were they.t6%ipyfer.^  ..,���,. the^u nits ihey.'previously, occupied ji^ay(^;^:  become   available.   This   is   one ;area  in which the improvement in our housing  supply would become automatic.  At the same time, new devices  have to be found which permit the  construction of more basic, less flossy  housing for those who want and need  adequate, comfortable shelter.  This may include some relaxation  of some of the current regulations, but  if that market is there, and it certainly  appears to be, then builders will build  it and tenants will occupy it.  The recent housing conference, held  last fall, underlined the problems and isolated the various points of view. The  next step is to agree on some new initiatives which permit the private building  sector to make a more positive contribution than it is able to do today. The  institution of those initiatives is largely  in the hands of the three levels of government.  Everyone wants to do something.  Everyone wants something done. So let's  get on with the job. Ultimately supply  will prove to be the answer and the  market place the regulator.  ���Vancouver Board of Trade  On marriage  When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive,  and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.  ���George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)  ^IMI I  I  I  :iiiiiiiiiiiliil:il  '���*���*���*���*���!.* f"  FIVE YEARS AGO  The Regional District reports  855 users taking domestic water  at a cost of $125,482 annually.  Building reports for 1970 reveal  16 new homes for Gibsons and six  for Sechelt, costing more than  $400,000.  Fraser River Piledriving Company will repair or alter sections  of Gibsons government wharf at a  cost of $71,566.  10 YEARS AGO  Sechelt's council will continue  sponsorship of the Recreation  committee provided it will be responsible to council.  Jim Drummond was installed  as president of Gibsons Kiwanis  club, succeeding William (Bill)  Wright.  MLA Tony Gargrave reports 20  miles of Sechelt Peninsula highway have been reconstructed and  paved.  15 YEARS AGO  Canadian Forest Products announces a $500,000 flash dryer  plant for the Port Mellon Mill.  January 1961 was moist with  almost 11 inches of rain and snow  on 18 days.  Legislative members applauded Tony Gargrave's announcement Sechelt Indians had  donated land for a hospital.  20 YEARS AGO  A seven inch snowfall skirted  Gibsons and extended to Selma  Park area.  Teenagers of Gibsons area  complain through ,the Coast News  there is nothing for them to do  and seek public help'.  The Sunshine Coast Fall Fair  committee decides to hold a three  day event for 1956 instead of only  two days.  25 YEARS AGO  Wally Graham, village handi-  man and keeper of the waterworks resigned, implying the  wages offered were an insult.  Road traffic stop signs will be  placed on the United Church  corner.  A UNIQUE VIEW of the sun setting over Vancouver  harbour was captured recently by John Gordon. John  was a member of a photo club sponsored last fall by  the school district's Centre for Continuing Education.  The course was taught by local  Corrance. For shutterbugs, John  lens, f 16 at 1/30 second.  photographer  Ian  used  a  200 mm.  Credit makes our world go round  Many people say that our  world today is a consumer  credit world . . . that, credit,  in its ' many forms, permeates our everyday lives.  One thing that makes us  more aware of credit today  is that credit is carried on  by financial institutions,  whereas 50 years ago most  of the debt of individuals  was with other individuals,  not companies. Because financial institutions are the  creditors today, records are  kept and reported to Statistics Canada. The compiled  data covering all financial  institutions are published in  our newspapers and we are  told each month how much  consumer credit is being  used.  Contrast that to the situation in Grandad's -day,  when the family would "run  a tab" with the butcher,  baker, candlestick maker . .  and the grocer, shoe store,  seedman, and blacksmith as  well. There was no such  thing as Statistics Canada to  collect the data, even if it  could have obtained the  cooperation of the thousands of shop owners who  ran tabs on slips of paper  until the crops were harvested. Besides, back in those  days, debts were frequently  repaid in kind,not in money.  When the neighbours helped  raise the barn or thresh the '  grain, they were repaid in  services and  produce, not  Letters to the Editor  THANKS BAND  The following is an open letter  to the Penn Kings:  Dear Brian, Graham and Lance  On behalf of the executive  members of the Sunshine Coast  Navy League branch, we would  ' like to thank you most sincerely for giving generously of your  time and talent on Sunday, January 25, 1976.  We owe you three a real great  debt of gratitude in helping us  to raise money, through your  benefit dance, in order that we  can establish a Navy League and  Sea Cadet Corps on the Peninsula, thus promoting youth programs.  It was a delightful dance and  stage show and those who did  attend, both young and old, thoroughly enjoyed your music" and  those who didn't sure missed a  fabulous afternoon of entertainment.  Again, our sincere thanks along  with special thanks to Pam,  Kathy and Pam.  VERNA RIVARD,  Secretary, Sunshine Coast  Navy League branch.  THANKS BOARD  The following is an open letter  to the Chairman and trustees of  the Sechelt District School Board:  Dear Mrs. Chairman and Board  Members:  The executive members of the  Sunshine Coast Navy League  branch wish to thank you for consenting on such short notice to  providing the Gibsons Elementary School gymnasium. Without  your co-operation, this benefit  dance would not have been possible.  It was not as successful as the  executive had anticipated, but  those who did attend, thoroughly  enjoyed the music of the Penn  Kings as well as the appearance  of Miss Sea Cavalcade and her  Princess.  Again, our sincere thanks in  helping us promote youth programs on the Peninsula.  ,���VERNA RIVARD,  '������   Secretary, Sunshine Coast  Navy League.  MORE DAMAGE  Editor: Regarding the article by  John Hind-Smith on Vandals  damaging the creeks in the January 20 issue of the Coast News:  While his intention is of the best  this sort of excess probably does  more damage, than good to the  cause of conservation.  It is doubtful if a backhoe or  bulldozer has any effect at all on  a salmon run. it is at least equally  possible that no hatch in a few  hundred yards of stream produces more food further along and  healthier fish.  At any rate, each fall and  spring, floods produce vastly  greater amounts of mud.  I deplore the use of hyperbole such as "Gone forever."  If it is true that a bit of mud  will destroy a salmon run, consider the fact that every stream has  undergone at least one major mud  slide in its history. It therefore  seems that all the salmon were  destroyed long ago. If this is the  case,.there are no salmon in B.C.  and there is no cause for concern.  ���R. E. HAMMOND  REGRET THEFT  Editor: We wish to reply to a  letter writted by Mrs. M. Rees  of Gibsons in last week's paper."  While we may very much re1-  gret the theft of Mrs. Rees'  beautiful sweaters, we hardly  think it fair to single out Whitaker  House on the subject of shoplifting. We know that other businesses on the Sunshine Coast  and elsewhere have similar-problems. Those bringing articles on  a consignment basis understand  that goods are left at owner's  risk. .  Regarding the attendant in  charge, we wish to take this  time to express our thanks to the  many volunteers who give freely  of their time to help make the  Art Centre a success. Without  them there would be no Art Centre. Some of our volunteers have  paintings and crafts for sale at  Whitaker House, but many do  not, they nevertheless offer their  services feeling they are doing a  worthwhile public service. Again ���  our thanks.  Many expressions of appreciation and pleasure that we-have  received since opening a year and  a half ago have made all our efforts and hard work seem very  worthwhile.  Whitaker House Art Centre is  operated by the Sunshine Coast  Arts Council, a non-profit organization.  ���Sunshine Coast Arts Council  Gayle German,  Corresponding Secretary  Doris Crowston,  Chairman.  money. For all we know or  may ever know, credit could  have been just as prevalent  then as today. The records  never were complete.  We  are made aware of  our extensive use of consumer   credit   because   we  have so many consumer and  household products to buy  today.   It   wasn't   all   that  long ago that such things  as refrigerators1, radios, vacuum cleaners, home freezers,  cars,  electric toasters, and  television sets were unkown.  Now there is hardly a home  without each of them. Many  such items were brought on  credit and paid for out of  income earned in the future.  That way we obtained the  goods we wanted when we  wanted   them,   and   saved  for them  after their purchase   rather   than  before.  Canadians have had reason to be confident about  their  incomes,  too.  Gone  are the days of most of us  working on farms, with in-  . comes   dependent   on   the  whims of the weather. Now  most   of   us   work   under  union contracts with stable  companies. Even if we did  face    unemployment,    we  would be assisted by unemployment insurance, medicare, and a variety of other  government programs. The  confidence that comes from  a firmer future has reduced  our  concern about  taking  on commitments.  ;   The   increased    use   of  consumer   credit   over  the .  years .was  also dependent  on the growing realization  that   credit   is   a   financial  tool.   Every kind . of tool,  be it a simple tool like a  hammer or scissors, is designed to be useful - providing it is used properly.  Credit   today,   instead   of  being seen as sinful or the  sign of a weak or evil character as it may have been in  the past, is being viewed as  a valuable implement to be  used  with  care, skill, and  respect.  (Continued on Page 3)  Of shoes  and ships  and sea I ing wax  by ROB DYKSTRA  Let me get it right now. The  universities are blaming the  high schools. The high schools  are blaming the elementary'  schools. And the elementary  schools are saying, yes, but look  at the families some of these  kids come from.  We hear the annual announcement that 40 percent of  the students of a first year class  at UBC have flunked a standard  English exam. We also hear that  at least one local school trustee  is in favor of re-introducing  departmental exams in the high  schools. It's the problem of  literacy.  The   general   definition   of  Literacy refers to a person who*  is able to read and write. Traditionally we have set standards  of literacy  for  ourselves   and ���,  since the beginning of the age  of enlightenment we expect our  society to at least keep up to  those standards which today are /(  manifested   in    school    tests,  exams, essays, and so on.  Now if it's true that students  today cannot read or write, then  on whom do we place" the  blame? Is it the teacher's fault?  Is it because exams, which some  say prove and maintain high ^  standards, have been practically  eliminated? Is it because of the  home environment?  Let's start first of all with the  home environment. Your child  is somewhere in the school system, elementary or university,  it doesn't matter. The first thing  I would like to know is how  many books do you have in the  house? How many books a week -  do you read? Do you encourage  your children to read books?  How much do you write in a  week? Do you hate writing letters, continually procrastinating that task, and then often  ending up by phoning that person you were meaning to write?  What is the focal point of  your living room? What is the  focal point of your family activities? How many hours, out of  the total number of hours you  spend in your house, is the television turned on? How often do  your children watch television?.,  ���: I think, you know- what ,J'm'^  ./,glshingat-.:-^.-''.:.,..l::7;.'^H..*  That electronic media sage of,  the 60s, Marshall McLuhan probably said it best when he theorized that the electronic media  are subtly and constantly altering our perceptual senses. In  his own McLuhanistic language,  he told us that since the advent  of television, we are on the road  to developing a whole new set of   '  sensory perceptions. The serial  '���''  logic of print is fading out before  the intuitive mosaic of instant-  '���--  aneous communication. We are ���'';���  returning to the values and perceptions of a preliterate culture.  McLuhan and his theories  have often been referred to as a  "fad" of the sixties. But like  Darwin and his theory, McLuhan has never really been proven wrong.  Television became popular  around the early 1950s. Since  that time, the box has probably  weaned and babysat more kids ���  than the average grandmother.  As those television babies grew  up, TV instilled in that generation what McLuhan calls a sense  of rigor mortis. You see, television is a "cool" medium because it doesn't require any active participation. You sit, you  watch, you listen, and the action  both physical and mental all  happens before your eyes.  Without attempting to place  any quality judgment on either  print or electronic media (although understandably, I do  have a natural bias for the former) I ask the question  Is it any wonder that students  are having problems communicating through... the printed  word?  The student in second year  university asks his professor if  he can do a short video tape  rather than an essay. He says he  can better communicate what he  wants to say through that medium than he can through  writing. The professor says  sure, because he knows that  film, video-tape, television,  radio, are accepted, nay,' favored ways that society laps up.  both information and entertainment.  With the print media no longer monopolizing communication  no longer the sole conveyor of  human history and culture, is it  any wonder that reading and  writing are undergoing a relegation?  If your sons and daughters  can't write or read, don't blame  our universities, don't bjame  our high school and our elementary school teachers. Blame  Howdy Doody.  h 1111 ii��wmTw i n tit iwrwwi 11 ii y ii 1i111111111 > i p^^t^w 111 u 111*??????? ''''     "i* "   '   llitim   Olympiade  XXI     , ���  Oiymriad  Montreal.    -���*��"*���  Canada  25  Three  Olympic  stamps  OTTAWA - Postmaster General Bryce Mackasey announced the  issue of four Olympic commemorative stamps���a set of three featuring the Arts and Culture Pro-,  gram, and one depicting the XI1  Olympic Winter Games, Innsbruck 1976.  Of the three Arts and Culture  stamps, designed by Ray Webber  of Toronto, the 50-cent denomination represents the Performing  Arts, the 25-cent denomination  depicts Handicrafts, and the  20:ccnt denomination portrays  Communications Arts. They will  be printed by the Canadian Bank  Note Company of Ottawa.  The Innsbruck Winter Games  20-ccnt stamp, designed by Rolf  Harder of Montreal. _shows the  official Innsbruck symbol combined with a stylized snowflake.  It will be printed by Ashton-Pot-  ter Limited of Toronto.  Beachcombers  second  The Sunshine Coast's own  Beachcomber volleyball team had.  to settle for second spot in the  Beachcomber Invitational Volleyball tournament last Saturday  after a strong Surrey team captured the two final games to win the  championship.  The Surrey Olympics took top  spot in Saturday's tournament  played at Gibsons Elementary  school gym by beating out the  local girls 15-4 and 16-4 to win  the best out of three.  The tournament ended with  Surrey in first, the Beachcombers  in second, Langdale boys in third,  and the Beachcomber B team taking fourth spot.  Other teams entered in the  tournament were the Green Timbers from Surrey Elementary,  Gibsons Elementary boys and  Gibsons girls.  Coach of the Beachcomber  team, Ian Jacob, thanked John  Lowden, coach of Gibsons girls,  for his help in the tournament.  The Beachcombers will be playing in a provincial 18 and under  tournament in Mission later this  month. The team will also be  participating in an international  tournament in Portland, Oregon,  in March.  Olympiade  XXI  Olympiad  Montreal  1976  All    four    stamps    will  issued February 6, 1976.  be  All Olympic stamps will be on  sale until the end of 1976.  Foods Feature  Sunshine Coast News. February 3,1976.  UP AND OVER  BEACHCOMBER'S Ingrid Peterson, right tational volleyball tournament,' Beach-  stops a hard spike from a Surrey team combers lost the final against Surrey to  member at last week's Beachcomber Invi-   end up in second place.  Apple time is any time  Nothing can compare with a  fresh, crisp, Canadian apple for  eating out-of-hand! But many  people enjoy apples baked or in  a variety of desserts. There was  an above average apple crop in  Canada last fall and apples are a  good buy. So why not make the  most of them for snacks or  dessert!  Most of the fresh Canadian  apples in the stores now have  Credit  increase  (Continued from Page 2)  True to our cautious  nature, Canadians tested  their use of consumer credit in easy stages. According  to the 1974 Canadian Consumer Credit Factbook,  recently published by the  Canadian Consumer Loan  Association and the Federated Council of Sales Finance Companies, consumer  credit has been one of the  fastest growing economic  measurements in Canada ���  and that is because we  started out so modestly.  Thirty years ago, outstanding consumer credit totalled  $449 million compared to  $20,595 million at the end  of 1974. With the increased  use of credit has come an  increased skill in its use.  And increased skill leads to  still further use.  Today's Attitude  The Factbook says that  the most important factor  in this development has  been the change in public  attitudes towards credit.  The moral cloak that surrounded the use of credit  in years gone by has fallen  away. The true nature of  credit has been revealed -  it is a financial tool. No  mystery. No dark evil force.  Looked at squarely, credit  needs only to be learned  to be useful. And learning  how to use credit is helped  when it is viewed dispassionately.  been kept in controlled atmosphere or CA storage. Last fall,  freshly picked apples were rushed  to CA storage units, and sealed  in rooms maintained at 36 deg. F.  .The percentage oxygen,, carbon  dioxide, and humidity in the air  was controlled, so that apples  stop maturing and retain their  autumn freshness. These apples  have the same flavor, freshness  and color of newly harvested  fruit.  Most apples are sold according  to grade. If you buy Canada Extra  Fancy and Canada Fancy grade  apples, you can be assured of  mature, well-shaped and well-  colored apples with a minimum of  skin defects. They are also sized  or packed by count. Apples of  these grades are most desirable for dessert. Canada Commercial or Canada "Cee" grade  apples may not have as good coloring as the above grades. These  are satisfactory for cooking,  where shape, size and color are  not so important.  Use colorful Canadian apples,  unpeeled, diced or sliced in  salads. Apple slices or wedges,  dipped in lemon juice to prevent  browning are attractive additions  to fruit salad plates.  For baking, choose firm varieties such as Macintosh, Cortland,  Spy and Spartan. The Golden  Delicious apple variety is also  good for baking but it has a  much sweeter flavor when baked.  The Red Delicious apple is better  for eating  fresh   than  baking.  Give a good traditional touch to  your menu, and serve "Country-  ^Glazed Baked Apples." It is a  simple and quick recipe to prepare and can be attractively served in many ways, < for example  with ice cream or whipped cream.  Of course many fresh apples find  their way into pies, the most'  popular way of serving them.  Food Advisory Services, Agriculture Canada suggest that the apple pastry combination be used in  another form, such as old-  fashioned "Apple Dumplings."  Each square of pastry encloses  one-half of a peeled and cored  apple. They may be served warm  with cream or with a brown  sugar sauce.  APPLE DUMPLINGS  2 cups sifted all-purpose flour  1   teaspoon salt  V* cup shortening  V4 to Vi cup ice water  3 medium apples, peeled, cored  and halved  1   tablespoon melted margarine  V* cup brown sugar  Combine flour and salt. Cut in  shortening. Sprinkle with water  and toss lightly. Form into ball  and chill. Roll out to rectangle '/��-  inch thick. Cut in six squares.  Place apple half in centre of each  square. Combine Margarine and  sugar and fill cavities in apples.  Moisten edges of pastry, draw up  the four corners and pinch  edges together to seal. Prick  pastry. Bake at 425 deg. F. until  pastry is golden and apples are  tender (25 to 40 minutes depending on variety and size of apples).  Serve warm. 6 servings.  1976 Hallmark Calendars are  now selling at half price, a  good selection still available.  Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  WANTED  Used furniture oc what  have yon  U'l USED FURNITURE  WE BUT BEER  BOTTLES .  Gibsons ��� 886-2812  I  I  NOTICE  I  I  Many fresh Canadian apples find their way into pies, the  most popular way of serving them. Food Advisory Services,-Agriculture Canada suggest that the apple pastry  combination be used in another form, such as old-fashioned "Apple Dumplings." Each square of pastry encloses one-half of a peeled and cored apple and may be served  warm with cream or with a brown sugar sauce.  ������Agriculture Canada photo.  ! COASTAL TIRES i  I I  I  WILL BE CLOSED for ANNUAL VACATION I  \ FROM FEBRUARY 5 - 26 J  I 1  J WATCH FOR OUR J  a  i  i  e  i  MARCH RETURN SALE  SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE  886-2700  I  I  I  I  I  .J  Gibsons Lanes  News from  alley  by BUD MULCASTER  Phyllis Gurney started last  week off right with an even 300  game in the Tues. Coffee league  and Darlene Maxfield rolled a 303  single in the Wed. Coffee league.  In the 7:00 Ball & Chain league  Marney Qually almost hit 300  with a 299 single and Ken Johnson bowling in the 9:00 Ball &  Chain league rolled his forst 300  game with a 303 single and a  triple of 719. Vic Marteddu  rolled an even 300 single in the  Thurs. Mixed league and in the  Legion league June Frandsen had  a 310 single and Carole Skytte  had a 316 single.  Darlene Maxfield rolled the  high triple of the week with 789  and Ken Stewart had a 774  triple in the 7:00 Ball & Chain  league.  Back utilidor  Both Sechelt council and the  Regional district are backing the  concept of a utilidor along the  present powerline that would  accommodate various utilities.  -  Sechelt council earlier indicated support for the utilidor and  last Thursday the Regional  Board voiced support by requesting a meeting with the Sechelt  Indian Band, the Department of  Municipal Affairs and the Department of Highways, to discuss the  concept.  FIRST EXHIBITION  The first exhibition of Canadian  Eskimo carvings was sponsored  in 1948 by the Canadian Guild  of Crafts in Montreal. The exhibition was sold out in three days.  In a rolloff for the Y.B.C. Senior league, Jeff Mulcaster rolled a  359 single and had a triple of 832.  Good games bowled in every  league last week.  Highest games of the week:  Toes. Coffee: Phyllis Gurney 300-  620;   Myrt  Le  Noble   288-675;  Sandy Lemky 269-708.  Swingers: Alice Smith 226-606;  Hugh Inglis 260-621.  Gibsons A: Dianne Fitchell 238-  645; Vic Marteddu 258-650;  Art Holden 289-672; Don MacKay  270-704.  Wed. Coffee: Willie Olsen 245-  635; Nora Solinsky 270-667;  Darlene Maxfield 303-789.  Ball & Chain, 7:00: Marney  Qually 299-637; Mercy Lovrich  238-675; Marg Williams 256-681;  Don MacKay 229-683; Ron Qually  283-700; Ken Stewart 262-774.  Ball & Chain 9:00: Tena You-  dell 271-627; Gail Mulcaster 262-  636; Frank Redshaw 245-640;  Tom Flieger 246-654; Alex Skytte  270-674;  Ken Johnson 303-719.  Thurs. Mixed: Hazel Skytte  256-615; Orbita delos Santos 281-  679; Mel Buckmaster 235-691;  Vic Marteddu 300-750.  Legion: June Frandsen 310-  655; Carole Skytte 316-686; Dan  Dawe 240-648; Freeman Reynolds"  243-660;   Ken   Skytte   288-749.  Y.B.C. Bantams (2): Cheri  Adams 140-225; Sean Black 145-  247; Dean LePage 133-248; Darin  Macey 150-269.  Juniors: Shannon McGivern  192-463; Michele Solinsky 198-  518; Grant GUI 218-572; Ricky  Buckmaster 240-539.  Seniors: Judith Spence 182-  495; Jeff Mulcaster 359-832.  o  \ I /  /   GIBSONS     V  FISH MARKET     x  FRESH FISH  AND  SHELLFISH  Next to ��� /  Ken's Lucky Dollar      S  /  Planning for the day you retire or buy your first home means  having a master plan for your investment in the future. So we  have two plans to help. A Registered Retirement Savings Plan,  and a Registered Home Ownership Savings Plan. They both  earn you valuable tax savings, and when you subscribe to either  one, or both plans your contributions can be applied to any one,  or a combination of these investment vehicles:  1. Royal Bank RRSP and RHOSP  Deposits. Interest-bearing deposits  with The Royal Bank of Canada,  offering a high interest return,  geared to the general deposit rate  structure. Because of the long-  term nature of these deposits, it  is possible to pay a higher rate of  interest than on conventional  savings deposits.  2. Income Fund. High-yield bonds,  deposit instruments and mortgages  insured under the National Housing  Act make up this portfolio which is  actively managed by professionals.  The policy is to achieve as high a  current income as is compatible  with maintaining reasonable price  stability as well as moderate capital  appreciation.  3. Equity Fund. Investment mainly  in Canadian common stock portfolio which is actively managed by  the same professionals. Long-term  capital growth with reasonable  current income is the objective of  this fund.  It's all in how you plan your strategy.  Your Royal Bank manager can  help you work out a master plan.  Why not call or visit today. Now it's  your move.  Bruce Gamble  Manager  Phone: 886-2201  Royal bank  serving  British Columbia ^nirnfflmitfirigriifcatrsi-TTisa  ���>a���m���iufj"Tur~1<iiP|   m   i n  Sunshine Coast News, February 3, 1976.  ftavin  'We didn't have any problems with clothes or  food, but mind you, if we wouldn't have left for  England, if would have been bad.  This is the first article of a  series based on informal conversations with senior citizens  of the Sunshine Coast. The  conversations, recorded on  tape to keep the story as authentic as possible, will deal  generally with life in the old  days ��� both the good and the  bad.  The first article of this series  is based on conversations with  Jim and Jessie Dawdle of  Trueman Road in Gibsons.  The subject is the great depression of the 1930s.  The Dowdies moved to Gibsons in 1959 but they had been  coming here during the summer holidays since the early  30s. Those were the days, Jim  Dowdie recalls, when the fishing around here was great,  Gibsons was comprised of only  a few houses, and the whole  bay area was nothing but a  marsh.  The interview was conducted by Rob Dykstra.  I was in  Revelstoke  in   1929  '"working as a machinist for the  : CPR. I was there until 1936 before  we went to England. I was work-  * ing two days a  month on  the  CPR and then we got the opportunity   to   get   free   transportation to England and I took a job  over there making guns.  I was laid off from the CPR in  '36. There had been quite a number laid off before that. I was  lucky. I had quite a bit of seniority  but there was nobody left working  with less than 20 years. I had  about ten at the time.  It was busy in Revelstoke during the winters because the grain  shipments had to go via the west.  Some of them were working night  and day. There really wasn't any  reason to lay lis off. The west was  paying for the east. There was  nothing leaving from the east be- V  cause it was..all frozen^javer.  So all the wheat came via Vancouver. There wasn't. much doing in the east as far as the railroad was concerned.  LEFTTODRIFT  Going back a few years was  whenthings were really bad. This  was the time when men were travelling on the boxcars. We saw a  Buxton Shaving Cases, plain  or fitted, pouch or box style,  conservative colors. Miss  Bee's, Sechelt.  great deal of that; they would  come in on freight trains during  the middle of the night and in  the morning they would be  around the houses looking for  something to eat. They would  knock at the door.  If your chimney was smoking  they went right to it and they  would chop you a bit of kindling  ��� we all burned wood and coal in  those days ��� and they never took  anything for nothing, most of  them anyway. There were a lot of  Britishers among them who came  out on the harvesting program  two years before and after the  harvest was finished, the depression being on, the poor souls were  left on their own. They couldn't  get transportation back. I met a  number of them in Scotland later  and they called Canada everything, the way they were left to  drift, in a strange country.  Those were really tough days  compared with today because  there was nothing for anybody.  There was no unemployment insurance, no welfare. If a person  was really up against it, they had  the dole, was that what they  called it? If people were really  bad off they could get some  help. Of course they had food  vouchers. But there was no easy  help like welfare and unemployment insurance.  BREAKING LAW  They were breaking the laws  when they were riding the boxcars and sometimes the police  would rough them up a little.  That was the time we had provincial police, not Mounties.  They would take them to jail and  keep them there 24 hours and  then kick them out and see if  they got on a freight train getting  out of town. They broke the law  coming in and then the police  would escort them to the station  so they could jump the first  train going out. The police chased them a lot.  . On a nice day there wbuld be an  awful lot of them because they  would be travelling on the open  flat cars. A lot of them lost their  lives jumping the box cars.  Some of them would get locked in  the boxcars and then they would  be frozed stiff by the time they  got to Vancouver.  Iri a place like Revelstoke,  they knew there would be police  and they jumped off the train before it stopped. Quite a few would  be injured. It was worst in the  winter because of the cold, the  summer time wasn't so bad.  You heard about the hobo  jungles in Vancouver. We didn't  SENIOR CITIZENS  Anyone wishing to join Branch 38, O.A.P.O  can do so by contacting  Helen Raby'-at 886-2502  orJim Holt at 886-2363  Registration how open for 1976. No age limit  All Retired Persons Welcdme  WE ARE HERE TO HELP  IF MONEY IS YOUR PROBLEM  M'  PERSONAL LOANSM2%  MORTGAGE MONEY AVAILABLE  To Eligible Members  No Bonus or Penalty Clauses  TERM DEPOSITSCom"e,l,iveRates  -. No Chequing Charges for Retired Members  : overep  r\.,-r\-';w:y:-:l-:'.-..:----CALLVs-Nbw..  886-2833  Maybe we can help with your  financial problems.  PORT MELLON INDUSTRIES  GIBSONS  CREDIT UfflON  ha*;:- them in the interior because it was so cold. Vancouver  seemed to be a Mecca because  the climate wasn't so harsh.  There were camps under the old  Burrard bridge. And under the  old Granville bridge, there were  all kinds of camps.  The police didn't chase them  off. They went out and scrounged  for wood and had little fires, they  made little covers from sacks and  old lumber. A lot of these people  were decent people, most of them  were young men who had left  home because at home they  Were another mouth to feed, so  they got out.  In Revelstoke we would never  refuse these people a meal because we always had enough to  eat. We used to get some of them  every morning, not so much in the  summer, but in the winter. They  didn't sleep in our home. A lot  of them would go to the jail at  night and ask for a bed. Some  would sleep in the railway roundhouse right on the concrete.  Sometimes they would go into the  engine cabs where it was warm.  $3 A DAY  The thing that kept things up  was in 1935 when the Gulf and  British came to make a picture on  the CPR Railroad much the same  as Pierre Berton's The National  Dream. They started away up in  Golden and then they came down  and made their headquarters in  Revelstoke. I, along with the rest  of the CPR fellows, got the first  preference to work as extras. I  think there were about 20 to 30  of us employed.. They finished up  with the driving of the last spike  at Craigellachie. Even today, that  picture, taken when we were all  standing in front of the old locomotive, is hanging in the CPR  offices.  That was what kept us going. I  got S3 a day which wasn't bad  money in those days. We-never  really got into great difficulty .We  managed to keep ourihea'ds'above  water. But then we figured since  there was employment in Britain  we were better off to go back  there.  PNEUMONIA  I was employed by the government on the Big Bend Highway  during the winter of 1935. I  lasted two weeks and got pneumonia. It got 30 below there  sometimes and we were riding  on an open truck going to work 20  or 30 miles up the Big Bend towards where Mica Dam is now.  After the stock market crashed  in   1929  we  didn't   notice  any  Here it is .  .  .  Fire Department!  change in our lives until about a  year or two later. Our whole life  was governed by the railroad.  Whatever happened on the railroad affected places like Revelstoke and other places in the west  dependent on the CPR. When the  wheat stopped, there were no  longer any big trains.  But when the CPR was making  a cut and laying us off there  were a lot of wrecks. They cut  down on the working staff so they  could keep their profits up. They  hadn't been paying much of a.  dividend and that year there was  no dividend at all and so we were  the ones to suffer.  SILK TRAINS  The lines were still quite busy  though because the trains with  wheat were still going through,  trains with fruit from the Okanagan were still going through, and  trains carrying silk from China  were still going through. That silk  train was given special attention  because it was a guaranteed;  train. In those days it was covered  by three to five million dollars insurance by Lloyds and it had to  make Vancouver to Montreal in  about 80 or 89 hours. Any time  over that they would be losing  money. Of course there is no such  thing as a silk train today because  of all the artificial materials.  The silk mills / were in New  York. I remember one time, they  would speed these trains through  at 60 to 70 miles an hour and  right at Yale,they whipped the  train off the track. We saw that  wreck and they were all heated  baggage cars. They were all lying  along the Fraser River and all the  Indians there for years after had  taken all this raw silk and made  all kinds of garments out of it.  They salvaged anything they  could get.  COAL BILLS  It used to take us all summer  to pay off our coal bill.  Even  when 1 was working for standard  wages, we never paid off our.coal  bills because we never had the  money. We were getting around .  75,cents an hour, which wasn't   .  bad money, but we. used to _use ,-���  about a ton of coal a  month.  Drumheller coal was selling. at  $10 a ton. It took us all summer  to pay it off and then in the fall  we would have to start all over  again.  We never had that much of a  problem with food though. Eggs  were 16 cents a dozen. We could  buy honey at 10 cents a pound in  Armstrong. Butter was cheap.  Meat was in our category. We  never had the problems they had  on the Prairies. We didn't have  any problems with clothes. Mind  you, if we wouldn't have left for  England it would have been bad.  Your talents needed  The pay is nothing, but the reward is great.  Somewhere in the back of your  mind you know that there are people in the community who need  help. What can you do?-As a volunteer you can do plenty. In fact,  there is a crying need for your  talents, your training and your  concerns. If you can spare even  a few hours a week, you can help  people. More details can be obtained at the Information Workshop on February 7 at 9:30 a.m.  in Sechelt Elementary School  music room.  This workshop is planned by  the Sunshine Coast Community  Resource Society in co-operation  with the Centre for Continuing  Air brake  course  An Air Brake course is scheduled to start on February 13, Friday 6 - 10 p.m. at Elphinstone.  The course continues on Saturday  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and this schedule  is repeated the following two  weeks.  The program consists of 16  hours theory and eight hours  practice. The fee is $66. This includes the air brake manual and  the practical test, whereas the  theoretical test is taken at the  Motor Vehicle Branch in either  Gibsons or Sechelt.  The course is limited to 15 students who will be accepted on a  first come - first serve basis. Students with language problems or  reading difficulties can obtain  special assistance from the instructor's assistant.  It is not necessary to have a  driver's license in order to obtain  an air-ticket.  For further information contact  the School Board Office, 886-2225  Co-ordinator Karin Hoemberg.  Education and the purpose is to  determine the needs of the community through volunteer action.  ��� The discussion will be directed  by Marie Belle Bulmer and Helen  Roy. Sandra Wilking from the  Voluntary Action Resource Centre and Jackie Coinner from the  Volunteer Bureau in Vancouver  will be present and answer  questions about creative use of  volunteers.  This workshop will be of interest to volunteers and staff working in health, welfare, education,  recreation, cultural, religious and  civic organizations, and committee and board members.  For further information please  call the School ,Board Office,  886-2225, Co-ordinator Karin  Hoemberg.  CBC Radio  Pianist Oscar Peterson featured  One of the best contemporary  pianists in the world, Oscar  Peterson, was recorded last May  at the CBC Winnipeg Festival, a  concert which will be rc-broadcast  Thursday, February 5 at 10;30  p.m. According to Oscar Peterson, "Too many pianists neglect  the enormous scope of the instrument. A pianist may work within  one particular aesthetic framework, but that's no reason why  he shouldn't also employ the entire scope of the  instrument."  For the last several years Oscar  Peterson has departed from the  trio format and has been working  solo piano concert engagements,  joined, as on this occasion by  Winnipeg born bassist, Dave  Young.  The Winnipeg concert drew  rave reviews and was described  as an event "not to be missed by  anyone who remotely enjoys  music."  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4  Vancouver Recital 1:30 p.m. features Gerald Jarvism, violin; Linda Lee Thomas, piano. Sonata in  A, Beethoven.  Quirks and Quarks 8:03 p.m.,  Science Magazine, host Dr. David  Suzuki.  Concern 9:00 p.m. Optimism/  Pessimism. A debate on the future of mankind between G. R.  Taylor, author of the Biological  Time Bomb and Freeman Dyson,  physicist and expert in subject of  arms control.  Country Road 10:30 p.m. Ted Jor-  don.  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5  Themes and Variations 8:03 p.m.  Part 1, piano recital by Monica  Gaylord. Part 2, Ingemar Korjus  accompanied by Linda Lee Thomas sings oratorio, leider and folk  songs. Handel, Schubert, Wolf,  Vaughan Williams, Britten, Bis-  sell.  Jazz Radio-Canada 10:30 p.m.  Oscar Peterson concert.  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6  Canadian School Broadcast 2:03  p.m. Canadian author Hugh Garner talks about himself and some  of his favorite novels.  Canadian Concert Hall 2:30 p.m.  Part 1, Vancouver Cantata singers. Part 2, Gwen Hoebig, violin,  Linda Lee Thomas, piano. Sonata  for violin and piano in A major,  Franck.  Inside from the outside 7:30 p.m.  Satire.  Between Ourselves 8:03 p.m.  Churchill ��� Town of the Future?  Prepared and narrated by Barry  Hussy who lived there for seven  years. Last year he revisited this  town of the north, a port with  important natural resources  which has never quite fulfilled  its potential.  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7  Hot Air   1:30 p.m.   Host,   Bob  Smith,   features   vocalist   Herb  Jeffries who was with Duke EI-  linfrton in the earlv forties.  Metropolitan   Opera   2:00  p.m.  Beethoven's Fidelio.  Rebound 6:10 p.m. Special edition from Innsbruck, Austria.  Orchestral   Concert   11:03  p.m.  Winnipeg   Symphony.   Emanuel  Ax,     piano.     Piano     concerto,  Brahms.  SUNDAY���FEBRUARY 8  Bush and the Salon  1:03 p.m.  Part 1 of Polar Saga by Michael  Mercer, first in a series of discovery and settlement of the far  north based on material collected  by Farley Mowat.  Winter Olympic Report 3:30 p.m.  NHL Hockey  4:03  p.m.   North  Stars vs. Maple Leafs.  Entertainers 7:03 p.m. Downhill  Ladies��� lives of Judy Garland,  Billie Holliday and Janis Joplin,  for all of whom there was no pot  of gold at the end of the rainbow.  CBC Playhouse 10:30 p.m. The  Leavetaking by David Harriman.  Comedy.  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9  Music of our People 8:03 ti.m.  Perry Friedman in concert.  Great Canadian Gold Rush 10:30  p.m. Vancouver Rock group  Wade Brothers recorded in Nelson, B.C. in November.  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10  CBC Tuesday Night 8:03 p.m.  Lenore Nevermore by Douglas  Bankson. A serio-comic fantasy  about Edgar Allen Poe ��� farce  mixed with melodrama to create  a structural study of a bizarre  mind. Part 2 Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Prelude to the  Afternoon of a Faun, Debussy;  Overture to Russian and Ludmil- ���  la. Glinka; Overture to Der Frei-  schutz, von Weber.  Touch the Earth 10:30 p.m. Interview with singer songwriter Bonnie Dobson. Paul Hann recorded  live at the Hovel, Edmonton.  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.  BROADCASTS FROM THE  WINTER OLYMPICS  IN INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA  February 4 - 15, 1976  Every day, Wednesday, Feb. 4  to   Sunday,   Feb.   15  inclusive:  7:55-8:00 a.m.  12:55-1:00 p.m.  In addition:  Weekdays - Wednesday, Feb.. 4  to Friday, Feb. 6; Monday, Feb.  9 to Friday, Feb. 13;  5:55-6:00 p.m.  10:00 p.m.  Report part  of  National News.  Sunday, February 8:  3:30 -4:00 p.m.  10:10 -  10:30 p.m.  Special  edition   of  Weekend   Sound   of  Sport from Innsbruck.  Sunday, February 15  3:45-4:00 p.m.  10:10 -  10:30 p.m.  Special  edition   of   Weekly   Sounds   of  Sport from Innsbruck.  Saturday, February 7 and 14  6:10 - 7:00 p.m. Special  editions of Rebound will originate  from Innsbruck. Commentators  will be Bill Paul, George Duffield,  Gary Arthur, Bob Picken, George  Young  6:10 - 7:00 p.m. Special  editions of Rebound will originate  from Innsbruck. Commentators  will be Bill Paul, George Duffield.  Gary Arthur, Bob Picken, George  Young and Beattie Martin.  questions  petition  Regional Board Director Peter  Hoemberg said he is hesitant of  petitions based on wrong information. Hoemberg was referring  to a petition containing 82 names,  opposing Sechelt's proposed sewage system.  Although a Sechelt alderman  has already indicated that a referendum will be called if necessary, the petition was dated last  fall before the complete facts  were known. Some names on the  petition are signed by people who  do not live Within the area specified to receive sewers.  At last Thursday's Regional  Board meeting. Director Hoemberg said no proclamation can be  made at this point because the  Regional District has not yet received the necessary letters patent from the provincial government for the financing of the sewage scheme.  He indicated that it was not  the petition that was holding up  the sewage proposal and as soon  as the go-ahead was obtained  from Victoria, a proclamation  would be issued.  In the meantime, Hoemberg  said, the board and the village of  Sechelt will investigate the petition and map out the necessary  bylaws concerning the sewage  function.  The Fabric House  IS LEAVING GIBSONS  BUT WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT  SEW EASY  Cowrie St., Sechelt  885-2725  Dave and Marj Parry  WISH TO CONGRATULATE  DIANA BRACKEN  NEW MANAGERESS OF  SEARS  Gibsons    *  Thank   you   to   our   customers   for   your  patronage. We know Diana will continue      to give you fine service.  Ik  SUPERIOR ELECTRIC  FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE  CALLR.SIMPKINS "  885-2412        "  FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE   ||  Stain over Old Paint?  Ot course Olympic doesn't make a stain for  horses. But we do make one.that can be used to  cover old paint on rough wood.  We call it Olympic Solid Color Stain. And it  works beautifully.  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Not a lumberjack. He is a lumberjack only  in novels by retired teachers, by  writers who have never been out  of ��� Vancouver,    by    Hollywood  : screenwriters and eastern journalists. He may also answer to  ape or bush ape, and if he quits  and takes a job  in a  sawmill,  tame ape.  His  language   is   strong  and  : strange. The strong part is usually saved for the bush or the beer  parlor because a logger is a gentleman around ladies and kids;  the strange part he can't repress  because it's as much a part of him  . as his tin pants - his unbending  waterproofs. Some of the terms  and phrases have been handed  down over the years, others are  fairly   recent,   and   the   word-  building goes on.  The B.C. logging industry has  a rich background to draw upon.  Take bulls, for example:, bulls  were used almost from the start.  Although they were actually  oxen, it's just as well they were  called bulls because it's more impressive to call a man who is a  drover or teamster a bullpusher  than an oxenpusher, isn't it?  The word bull seemed to put the  wordsmiths into a frenzy because  after that they were full of bull:  Bull of the Woods (woods boss  or owner); bullbucker (foreman or  supervisor of the'cutting crew);  bullpen (where unsorted logs are  dumped); bulldozer (tracked machines for clearing roads or yarding logs); bullchoker (a heavy  duty cable used where extra  strength is needed to move heavy  logs or overcome a hangup ���  which has nothing to do with your  neuroses) and bullcook (handyman around the logging camp).  If you hear a logger talking  about a show? chances'are it'"s"a  railroad show, a truck show, or,  maybe, a skyline show. There are  no movies or dancing girls at  these shows; the term refers to a  piece of country being logged or  the method being used.  If a   logger  is  just   starting  out in his chosen  career, he'll  likely  be  put  setting   chokers,  that is, placing a cable around  logs ("choking" them) so they  can be yarded, or pulled, into the  spar tree, a trimmed and topped  tree which has been rigged with  blocks and cables so the donkey  engine can yard the logs out of  the bush. The chokerman works  under the loving care and guidance of a hooktender who is also  a hooker, but not of the "happy"  variety, although he may occasionally smile, like when the poor  novice is sent off to get a bucket  of steam, a left handed hammer  a skyhook or a sackful of choker-  holes. AH but the chokerholes are  imaginary articles dreamed up by  skylarking loggers. The. choker-  hole is a space the chokerman  may have to dig in order to get his  choker around a log. .  Our hero is driven to work in a  crummy, a bus that transports  loggers to the job site. He hopes  he'II-get the candy site, a unit  that's a piece of cake compared to  that suicide show he worked yesterday which was staged on a  sidehill, all gullies, underbrush  and widow-makers, trees with  dead tops or trees that have fallen  into other trees. He doesn't want  to leave camp feet first: dead.  Actually, this is a pretty skoo-  kum camp. But he'd better cut it  here or the super will tell him to  pick up his time. Yesterday he  really gave her snoose, let  'er  rip, high-balled it. Those other  apes know he's got the stuff. It's  not   like   that   haywire   gyppo  where  he  pulled  the  pin   last  month. He packed it in, quit, because the independent operation  was run on a shoestring. Literally. They had a boom chain for  a bull block strap for pet's sakel  And the push on that raft camp,  a floating operation built oh logs,  was always yelling: "On the ball  or on the boat!" He got on the  boat ��� when it eventually came  ��� because he was bushed and  stakey ��� too long in isolation  and money burning a hole in his  pocket. The food at that camp  was rotten. The cook was a gut-  burner, a bean-burner, a meat  burner and a can-opener artist.  He cooked nothing but cackle-  berries, hen fruit, that is, eggs.  And' Klondike spuds, raw potatoes fried in the pan.  No sow  bosom at least. Salt pork is thankfully a thing of the past.  And  the monkey blankets were okay.  You can't do much wrong to a  flapjack, hotcake, pancake. They  weren't your Aunt Jeminas  either. They stuck to your ribs.  After he went to town, Vancouver  that is, he looked up his skirt.  (No, he wasn't wearing a kilt or  staring at girls' knees on the bus.  He visited his girlfriend.) He  sometimes calls her his old lady,  just as his Dad called his mother  "the old lady". He calls his  mother Mom and dad is Dad.  The Old Man is reserved for the  Bull of the Woods or the superintendent, if he's a pretty good  head.  He's decided the next time in  town he'll bank some dough instead of blowing it on_beer and  clothes and then having to rely on  drag from other loggers or the  man-catcher to get back. Luckily,  he knew he could get a loan '  from the firm's representative or  he wouldn't have been able to get  here in the first place, he'd probably be on the skid road.  He has no desire to join those  poor burned-out loggers in the  flophouses and at the Sally Ann  putting in time until they go to the  big logging camp in the sky.  They're burned out because they  always ate and ran, dosed their  indigestion with generous  amounts of baking soda and then  burned out what was left of their  stomach linings with undiluted  liquor.  A lot of them have logger's  small pox, marks on their face  from a fight after somebody took  the boots to them, stomped on  them with their caulk (pronounced "cork") boots, the ones  with the nails on the bottom  that keep a logger from falling  from slippery logs.  He's not thinking about that  anymore. Right after he's finished building this Molly Hogan  (a link made of wire strands)  he'll head for Hogan's Alley  (wooden walkway between the  bunkhouses), wash up and get  some chow, grub, food at the  cpokshack.  The cook's helper, flunky or  hasher, is getting ready to beat  that old guthammer (triangular  piece of metal) with a hunk of  iron. There's just time for a slug  of moose milk (a deadly mixture  of rum, milk and coffee ��� sometimes not coffee, and mostly rum)  before calling it a day.  Here's looking at you!  Excerpted from Logging: British Columbia's Logging History  by Ed Gould, published by Han-"  cock House, 3215 Island View  Road, Saanichton. BiC. at $14.95.  NARROW GAUGE logging locomotive used near Mission in the Fraser Valley in  the 1930s.  $250 raised at dance  Officials of the Sunshine Coast  Navy League branch report that  about $250 was raised by means  of the benefit dance at Gibsons  Elementary School gym last Sunday afternoon.  The money will go towards the  cost of establishing and maintaining the two groups, the Navy  League and the Sea Cadets.  About $3,500 per year is needed  for both groups.  An executive of the Navy  League branch said a bigger  crowd had been anticipated but,  in general, the dance was considered a success with about 75  people attending. The executive  thanks all those who donated  their time to help with the fund  raising project.  Music was supplied by the  Penn Kings.  The Navy League branch will  be initiating further fund raising  activities throughout the year.  Officials of the Sunshine Coast  Navy League branch report that  the initial response of both parents and future cadets has been  excellent. The first registration  took place in the Gibsons Legion  Hall.in December arid a second  registration was held in Sechelt  February 2.  Two groups of young people  are involved: the Navy League  Cadets, aged 11 to 13 years, and  the Royal Canadian Sea cadets,  aged 14 to 18.  The Navy League cadets met  for the first time January 31 for  the purpose of being measured  for uniforms. Parade dates for  both the Navy League and the Sea  Cadet Corps will be announced  shortly.  Any enquiries can be made by  writing the Navy League of Canada, Box 1121, Gibsons, or by  phoning 886-7055. )���  Survival First Aid  An eight hour Survival First  Aid course will be offered at Elphinstone on February 6, Friday  at 7:30 pirn. The fee for the  course is $7.50 and students who  pass the examination will receive  a certificate from Workers Compensation. Participants must be  at least 16 years old.  Please register with  the  instructor Mary Fraser, 886-2512.  Films  A dash of humor, a touch of romance  Writer-director John Milius has  always been fascinated by Teddy  Roosevelt, and when he first read  about a little known incident  when Roosevelt illegally sent the  U.S. Marines into Morocco to  rescue an American family named  Pedecaris, he knew he had to use  it as a story in a spectacularly  produced motion picture ��� thus  the concept for "The Wind and  the Lion" was born."He also  sparked producer Hero Jaffe's  interest in the project and the two  combined their talents to make  the picture.  Taking some liberties with the  facts, Milius has made "The  Wind and the Lion" as an epic  adventure story, laced with a  dash of humor and a touch of  romance, but truly reflecting an  era when the great powers were  playing a vast and deadly chess  game using the lesser nations as  pawns.  Film Society  In the starring roles are Sean  Connery as Raisuli; Candice Bergen as Eden Pedecaris, the feisty  kidnap victim; Brian Keith as the  flamboyant Teddy Roosevelt and  John Huston as the cautious Secretary of State, John Hay.  The lavish production was filmed entirely in Spain where, in  many locations, the classic Moorish architecture more accurately  resembles the 1904 period of the  film than does modern day Morocco.  Two-time Academy Award winning production designer Gil Par-  rondo, transformed Madrid's Palace Hotel hall, card room and  salon into the Presidential White  House of 1904.  Seville's Alcazar, one of the  most perfectly preserved examples of Moorish architecture in  the world was utilized as the Sultan's palace.  Almeria served as the back  ground for the bulk of the picture. The huge battle sequences,  the last confrontation of the warriors riding to battle with swords  and guns at their side, symbolizing the desperate attempt of the  past to resist the "civilized"  present, were filmed at Cabo de  Gata, a unique seawashed desert  area.  The film plays at the Twilight  Theatre in Gibsons February 8, 9  and 10. Rating is mature.  , Three days prior to that, February 5, 6 and 7, the same theatre features Don Knotts ��� often  referred to as "that nervous little,  fellow who lets big guys kick sand  in his face" ��� stars as a bungling bank robber in Walt Disney's "The Apple Dumpling  Gang."  Knotts stars with Tim Conway  as two criminals who encircle an  early California gold town. The  film is rated General.  Comedy replaces Shop on Main Street  by ALLAN J. CRANE  Shop on the Main Street has  had changes in distribution and  could not be shipped safely  with sufficient time to guard the  Film Society's scheduled playdate  next Wednesday, February 4. I  have, however, been fortunate in  being able to schedule a most attractive film in its place prior to  its first commercial release at  Vancouver's Dunbar Theatre,  February 10. ��   .  No one in British Columbia except for the staff of the Department of Motion Picture Classification has seen this comedy entitled L'Emmerdeur ��� A pain in  the A . . ., a Franco-Italian production made in 1973, adapted  from Francis Weber's plat L'Con-  trat.  Lino Ventura and Jacques Brel  star in Wednesday night's screen  comedy L'Emmerdeur, a review  of which will follow the details  concerning  The   Magician   and  Gate of Hell. Due to an error in  the shipping department at New  Cinema    Enterprises    Corporation's Toronto operation, the film,  The Magician was not forwarded  on January 15 as scheduled and  was still on the shelf when I telephoned last Wednesday. Fortunately New Cinema's 'print of Gate  of Hell was at Odeon's Vancouver  headquarters, and thanks to the  help of their chief booker, Ron  Keillor, I was able to screen this.  It is now playing at the Dunbar  cinema. I am also indebted to Ron  for tonight's film which we are  playing before it has its first engagement at the Dunbar Cinema  commencing in February.  I thought Gate of Hell was a  good substitute for the unavailable film, and altogether an enchanting film, but I am aware that  some of the audience were bored  by the film and found it slow-  moving. I think that somehow for  a film like Gate of Hell one has  to view it with other than Westernized eyes.  Understandably, devotees of  Bergman were disappointed not  to have been able to see The Magician, particularly since prior  notice of it's non-appearance was  not possible. Ray Boothroyd of  the Twilight Theatre has kindly  undertaken to investigate the possibility of extending the Film  Society's season by one week to  accommodate a screening of the  film. The Twilight Theatre's programs, like the Film Society's,  have to be arranged a long way in  advance, and I should {point out  that an extension may not be possible if big, popular attractions  are scheduled for early or mid-  May since it would not be possible to reschedule such programs  The review which follows for  L'Emmerdeur was sent to me by  Canadian Federation of Film Societies chairperson Anneke  Schoemaker, and they come from  the British publication, The  Monthly Film Bulletin:  Ralph, a contract killer, is  called in by a big organization to  assassinate Random, who is to  give testimony in a series of  trials. Having rented a hotel room  overlooking the Palais de Justice,  Ralph waits for his victim; in the  next room, separated only by a  communicating door, is the dejected Pignon, a travelling salesman in ladies' underwear, who  has been deceived by his wife.  Ralph discovers Pignon in the toilet, unsuccessfully trying to hang  himself from the cistern, and  takes him into his room, both to  calm him and to avoid the attention which another suicide at-  tempe might attract.        .. ; ^  But Pignon then continually  pesters him until Ralph agrees to  driye him to a reconciliation with  his wife. Pignon inadvertantly  causes Ralph to drive a car off  the road, and the occupants, a  pregnant woman about to give  birth and her husband, persuade  Ralph to take them to a hospital.  Unable to take any more of  Pignon's jabbering, Ralph ejects  him from the car, and Pignon  makes his own way to see his  wife, who firmly refuses to return  home with him.  Having delivered the couple to  the hospital, Ralph returns to the  hotel to discover Pignon making  yet another suicide attempt from  a window ledge. In pulling him  back into the room, Ralph himself  falls, out and crashes, to the balcony of the room below. He is  pulled back inside the room by  Pignon and given a sedative by a  doctor who believes him to be the  neurotic Pignon. When Ralph regains consciousness and discovers his drugged state, he and Pignon drive to the doctor's clinic,  where Ralph forces the doctor to  give him a restorative shot and  then returns to his room to carry  out the assassination. But he is  again disturbed by Pignon, and  there is a struggle for the rifle;  it goes off, causing the police on  guard outside the Palais de Justice to return the fire. Ralph, his  mission thwarted, makes his  escape over the rooftop, hotly  pursued by Pignon. They are both  caught and end up sharing the  same cell.  Many a screen version of a  stage comedy has fallen flat because of the screenwriter's in-  ' ability to transpose his subject  , from one medium to another without betraying its origins. It is  therefore to Molinaro and Weber's credit that they have successfully opened up Weber's popular French stage comedy without  damaging the humor of the central relationship. By venturing  out-side, in fact, and showing  Ralph's vain attempts to rid him-  ., self of the leech-like Pignon, they  succeed in strengthening the basic situation. Even Ralph's escape  from the police over the hotel  rooftop is upstaged and hindered  by the clinging Pignon. Ventura  as the stony-faced resolute killer  of few words is the perfect foil  for Brel's bumbling, neurotically  prattling commercial traveller,  and both are ably directed by  Molinaro.  It's not exactly a masterpiece of  comedy, but it's pleasantly crazy  enough to raise a few laughs  and a nice example of contemporary French commercial ��� cinema.  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'"iawtlf"1i'WW"���'iB���LI"1  ^B"^W   i%^     H    ">  Sunshine Coast News, February 3, 1976.  COAST NEWS CLASSIFIED ADS  Phone 886-2622  DEADLINE ��� SATURDAY NOON  MINIMUM $1.50 ���15 WORDS. 10* a word thereafter.  SUBSEQUENT INSERTIONS Vi 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. ��� l 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  1ST-Thursday of every month:  Weit Gibsons Ratepayers Association meeting, at Wildlife Club, 8  p.mi Chairman, Frank West, 886-  2147; Secretary Mrs. Sluis 886-  9690.  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,  Gibson^.  1  ^BIRTHS  KE0GH: To Sheila and Brian  Keogh, a new baby son, Jonathan  8 lbs., 9 oz. Born on January 23.  A brother for Adrian. We would  like to thank Dr. Hobson and staff  of St. Mary's Hospital.  ���DEATHS  LONGLEY: Passed away Jan. 26,  1976, Charles Ernest Longley, P.  Eng., late of Gibsons, B.C., age  70 years. Survived by his loving  wife, Jean; a son, John; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Bremmer, and 6  grandchildren. Mr. Longley was a  life member of the Professional  Engineering Assoc., also a past  Lieut Governor of the Kiwanis  Club. Funeral service was held  Friday. Jan. 30 at Vancouver,  conducted by Rev. H. Lennox.  Cremation followed. Harvey Funeral Home, directors.  MYLROTE: Passed away Jan. 31,  1976. Harry Mylroie, late of Gib-  sdfisr Survived by his loving wife  Jd; daughter Carol Skytte and  husband Alex; Granddaughter  Hanna; a sister Lillian; a brother  Robert and his family; a brother-  in-law and sister-in-law, Mr. and  Mrs. V. J. Dunn and family. Funeral service Wednesday, Feb. 4  at?2 p.m. in the Harvey Funeral  Home, Gibsons. Rev. D. Brown  officiating. Cremation. In lieu of  flowers donations to the children's ward of St. Mary's Hospital appreciated.  TAYLOR? Passed away Jan. 31,  1976, Fred Taylor, late of Sechelt,  in his 81st year. Survived by his  loving wife Alice; daughter Frances Anne Wood; 2 grandchildren,  Bobbie and Scott. Memorial service Tuesday, February 3 at 1:30  p.m. in St. Hilda's Anglican  Church, Sechelt. Rev. N. J. God-  kin officiating. Cremation. Harvey Funeral Home, directors. In  lieu of flowers donation to the  Primate's World Relief and Development Fund appreciated.  ���  IN MEMORIAM  In loving memory of our daughter  Sharon,  passed away  February  lst,T970:  We  mourn for  her  in  silence.  No eyes can see us weep.  But many a silent tear is shed.  While others are asleep.  The leaves and flowers may  whither.  The golden sun may set.  But the hearts that loved so  dearly  Are-the ones who won't forget.  -i-Bill and Inez Malyea. also  ; her sister. Marilyn Davidson.  ���FOUND  Pair!of child's binoculars on Stewart Road, on Saturday, January  17. Phone 886-2538.  Sarah Coventry ring at Gibsons  United Church. Phone 886-2928.  ��� HELP WANTED  Mature woman to look after toddler, light housekeeping. Phone  885-2910.   Mature person for cash and typing duties. Part time initially. Reply Box 3045. c/o Coast News.  ��� WORK WANTED  RENOVATION WORK  WANTED  Inside or outside, large or small.  Reasonable, competent and Reliable.'   Free    estimates.    Phone  886-7547.  NEED YOUR MUFFLER  WELDED?  L. H. GASWELDING  Cutting and Soldering  Call 886-9625  ��� WORK WTD.Cont.  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.  CHIMNEYSWEEPING  Oil Stoves  and heaters cleaned and  repaired  Phone Ron Crook, 885-3401  after 5 p.m.  Small high-lead contractor with  70' spar available. Ph. 112-892-  5482.  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  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.  ��� MISC. FOR SALE  GIBSONS LANES  Open Bowling  Fri., 7-11 p.m.  Sat., 2-11 p.m.-  Sun.. 2-11 p.m.  18" cedar shakes, 2nd quality,  $22 per square. Phone 886-9697.  1973 Honda, CL 125, excellent  condition. Phone 886-7697.  Knitting machine, $65; wringer  washer $50. Phone 886-9615.  'A h.p. electric water pump,  $125. Phone 886-2131.  50 lb. sacks No. 1 Canada Pontiac  Red potatoes, $4 a sack. Phone  886-2778.  Underwood typewriter plus table  and typing supplies. Good for  student. Phone 886-7743.  Good mixed hay, 400 bales, special price. Phone 886-2887.  ��� CARS, TRUCKS  FOR SALE  72 VW, one owner, 40,000 miles,  A-l condition, $1750 firm. Will  take as part payment washer and  dr^er. Phone 885-3605.  '69 VW and a '69 Datsun, both  good condition. $900 ea. Phone  886-9173.  1975 Hodaka 100 cc. trail bike in  A-l cond. 1975 T.M. Suzuki,  100 cc. MX in A-l condition.  Phone 886-9072.  '74, Econoline 300, camperized,  F.G. roof, toilet, ice box, stove,  V8. auto., P.S. & P;B., radio,  $7800. Consider small trade in.  South Fletcher, Gibsons, across  from Health Centre.  ��� BOATS FOR SALE  MARINE INSURANCE  PROBLEMS?  New insurance advice  Re-insurance advice  Claims settled  Capt. W. Y. Higgs  Marine Surveyor  j Box 339. Gibsons  Phones 886-9546 or 885-9425  23HURSTON  225 OMC. F.W. Cooled. Bennett  trim tabs, low hours. Never moored, loaded with options. In perfect condition. Sell boat separate  or as a complete package including 6500 lbs. RR. trailer with  electric winch and '65 GMC  V* - 1 ton 283, 4 sp., original  miles. 46,000. Offers. Phone 885-  9849.  BOATS for SALE Cont.  15'/2ft. Sangstercraft boat with  85hp. Merc. O/B. Both VA yrs.  old; plus rebuilt 1973, 80hp.  Merc. O/B. All three for $3,500.  Phone 885-3306  12 ft. aluminum boat, 6 hp. motor  day tank, oars and tilt trailer  with winch. Phone 885-9849.  ��� WANTED  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hem. - Ced.  L&KLUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting Grounds, Twin Creeks  Elphinstone Secondary School  student council would like used  furniture in good condition to furnish the student lounge. If you  have furniture that you would like  to donate or sell, phone 885-9669  after 4 p.m.  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.   ��� PETS  For sale, registered Irish Setter,  female, 6 months old, $150. Ph.  886-2571.  AH breed dog grooming, clipping,  terrier stripping, bathing. Walkey  Kennels, 885-2505.  Part Husky, 6 month old pup.  Needs a home, very friendly with  children. Phone 885-2014.  ��� LIVESTOCK  Registered dapple grey Arab Stallion, 5 years old, well mannered.  Phone 886-9880.  Toggenburg goat for sale, 2 years  Phone 885-9200.  ��� FOR RENT  Gibsons. 3 bedroom suite, carpet  throughout. Fridge, stove. Utilities included. No pets. $225.  Phone 886-2106.  Clean, spacious 1 bedroom suite.  Terrific view, fireplace, fridge,  stove, and drapes. Ideal for working person or couple.' Must have  references.' No pets. Please phone  886-7769.  Maple Crescent Aprs., 1662  School Road, Gibsons. Suites for  rent. Cablevision, parking, close  to schools and shopping. Reasonable rent. Apply Suite 103A.  Office space for rent, central Gibsons. Phone 885-3547.  Seaside Plaza, suites for rent, 1  bedroom units. No pets or children. Phone 886-2309.  ��� WANTED TO RENT  Garage needed for storage of car.  Phone 886-2636 anytime.  Fenced acreage for horse, preferred near Sechelt area. Phone  886-2542.  Responsible young adult working  at Port Mellon mill looking for  small house in Ginsons area.  Phone 886-2540.  1 - 2 bedroom house on water.  March or June. Ph. 886-7734 or  685-1182 after 7 p.m.  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.  ���PROPERTY  FOR SALE  New 3 bedroom house for sale.  Basement. Phone 886-2417.  I large view lot near waterfront at  Gower Point. Phone 886-2887.  Gibsons, semi-waterfront lot  with all facilities, selectively  cleared. 886-2738.  ��� Property For Sale  (Cont'd)    Cleared level lot, with driveway.  125 x 67 ft., serviced, corner of  Pratt Rd. and Chaster, Gibsons.  Full price $10,000 with terms.  Phone 886-9857.  For sale by owner: 2 bdrm. home,  lge. kitchen, utility room and  3rd bdrm. in bsmt. Covered sun  porch, close to beach and store.  886-2464 after 4:30 p.m. Mid 30s.  Roberts Creek. Fully serviced  lots for sale on Marlene Road.  Phone 886-7896 or 886-7700.  ��� MOBILE HOMES  SUNSHINE COAST  MOBILE HOME PARK  & SALES  12 x 60 Meadowbrook. 2 bedroom  bay window, carpeted throughout  fully furnished, including washer  and dryer. Individually decorated  12 x 68 Berkshire. 3 bedroom, bay  window, carpeted throughout,  fully furnished, including washer  and dryer. Individually decorated  On view at Sunshine Coast  Trailer Park.  Phone 886-9826  frailer on pad, V/2 x 32Vi ft.  Lean-to 8 x 10. Close to shopping  centre. Suitable for pensioner,  $900 down, $65 a month. For  rent if preferred. Phone 886-9615.  ���  BUSINESS  OPPORTUNITIES  PART TIME  VENDING  Men and women required as dealers to operate own route. A  startling new Space-Age Vending  Machine has been developed to  give you a maximum of profit  with a minimum of service.  Over 50% profit per serving. No  selling. All locations supplied by  company. To start you must  have car, 6 to 8 hours per week  and $1,795.00 to invest for stock  and equipment. Phone or write to  Canadian Rotor Vend, 3651 Mc-  Rae Cres., Port Coquitlam, B.C.  Phone 939-6401 or 941-6449, ask  for Mr. Walker.  Couple to operate general store  on a consignment basis. Some  investment required. For further  information, please contact Secret  Cove Marina at 885-3533.  Legal  NOTICE TO CREDITORS  Estate of the Deceased:  WINN,   Annie  Louisa,   late   of  Gibson, 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 Street,  Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3L7, before  the 10th day of March, 1976,  after which date the assets of the  said estates(s) will be distributed,  having regard only to claims that  have been received.  CLINTON W. FOOTE,  PUBLIC TRUSTEE.  T��t CCv��*NMtNTO'  BOvn.CC 0�� B"'TISN COw����i��  GOVERNMENT OF THE  PROVINCE OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS  MACKENZIE ELECTORAL  DISTRICT  PROJECT T.F. 189 - LITTLE  RIVER & WESTVD2W FERRY  TERMINALS CONTRACT 1 ���  MARINE STRUCTURES ���  WESTVTEW  NOTICE TO  QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS  Sealed tenders on forms supplied  by the Department of Highways  will be received by the Department of Highways at the Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C. up  to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the  18th day of February, 19f6 and  opened in public at that time and  date. Tenders must be delivered  only to Room 237, Douglas Building, Victoria, B.C., between the  hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00  m. Monday to Friday, except  olidays.  Tender Forms with envelopes,  conditions of tender, plans and  specifications shall be. obtained  from the Provincial Government  Plan Viewing Room, 108-501  West 12th Avenue, Vancouver 9,  B.C. V5Z 1M4 (telephone 879-  7531) or from the undersigned for  the sum of $10.00. Department of  Highways General Specifications  and full size plans, it not available with tender documents, are  also available for the sum of  $10.00 each. Cheques and money  orders are to be made payable to  the Minister of Finance. No such  purchases are refundable.  The Notice to Contractors form  specifies the Bonding and/or  Certified Cheque deposit requirements for this contract. The lowest or any Tender not necessarily accepted.  H. F. STURROCK,  DEPUTY MINISTER.  I  E. McMYNN AGENCY  Real Estate & Insurance  Gibsons WFT: Lovely 2 bdrm  home on beautifully landscaped  lot. Full drive with garage. Home  has nice F.P. in large Ivgrm.  Electric heat. Asking $65,000.  On Gower Point Rd. in Gibsons:  Large 3 bdrm home, all electric, 2  FPs, large rec room, sundeck with  view. $58,500. Some terms.  Roberts Creek: Vi acre lot on  paved road, creek on property,  nicely treed. Only $18,000.  Good view lot in new S.D., facuities. Only $12,500.  West Sechelt: New S/D of 8 lots.  Good level property, nicely treed.  Priced from $11,500 - $13,500.  COMPLETE REAL ESTATE  AND  INSURANCE  SERVICE  CALLUS  TO  SELL YOUR HOME OR  LAND  RONMcSAVANEY 885-3339  J. L. BLACK 886-7316  Phone 886-2248  Box 238 ��� Gibsons, B. C.  CONSULT US FOR ALL  YOUR INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS  MEMBER - MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE  YOUR AUTO PLAN CENTRE  GIBSONS: Near new waterfront  home, 2 levels. 2 bdrms. Spacious  livingroom has fireplace, sliding  glass doors to large deck. Convenient step-saver kitchen, vanity  bath, utility room. Full basement.  Plus 14 x 16 boat house with  power and water in. This is a terrific buy at $59,500.  ROBERTS CREEK: Large semi-  clear lot. Well located. Serviced.  Only $11,000.  LISTINGS WANTED  ���Clients waiting.  DROP IN AND SEE US  SEASIDE PLAZA  Norm Peterson ���886-2607 Karl Bull ��� 886-2814  Phone 886-2000 ��� Gibsons, B.C.  CHARLES ENGLISH LTD.  REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE  APPRAISALS  Gibsons, B.C. 886-2481  PHONE TOLL FREE: 687-6445  WRITE OR DROP IN FOR OUR FREE  -     PROPERTY BROCHURE  HOMES  Two houses, both brand new with view. Both 3 bdrms.  with no dinky rooms. One in Langdale, $55,000, the other on  N. Fletcher, Gibsons, $46,500.  Buy this home for $59,500, then subdivide this large lot.  The property is an excellent investment both for living in and  for developing. The home is an attractive post and beam type  construction with view and large curving driveway.' Should  be seen by all looking for homes in this area.  10 acres developed with private road. Stream, cleared  land. Good water system. Many value extras. Attractive  Homeco home. One of our best 10 acres ever. $75,000.  Cheryl-Ann Park. 3 bdrms., full basement. Covered  deck. Concrete driveway. Large lot. Chimney to take Franklin  fireplace. Only 3 years old. Make an offer on the asking  price of $52,000.  Gibsons. 2 bdrm home in commercial zoned lot. 50 x 160.  Offers on $55,000.  Selma Park. Majestic view from picture livingroom window. 3  bdrms., 83' of beach front. Extras. Asking $75,000.  LOTS  Langdale: Wharf Rd. First time offered ��� 18 choice  large building lots in growing area. Prices ranging from  $7,500 to $13,500. Drop in for a print of this attractive subdivision called ' 'The Ridge."  Gibsons Village: 11 building or holding lots 63 x 160.  Fully serviced. Road will be paved. Nicely treed and some  with view. These lots are offered at $12,000.  GoorgvCoopar 886-9344  Don Sutherland 885-9362  J. W. Vizser 885-3300  Anno Gurney 886-2164  Have Your Furnace  SERVICED OR REPAIRED  When you need furnace repairs,  you'll want to make certain the  work is done by experienced technicians you can trust. We guarantee our repair services.  WE ALSO INSTALL ELECTRIC  OR OIL FURNACES  FOR FREE ESTIMATES  Emergency service  FAST DEPENDABLE SERVICE  I R.D. THOMAS & Co 886-7111  ihiiisiiioei  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 7:30p.m.  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. Aidan's  Worship Service 2 p.m.  4th Sunday only /  Family Service 11 a.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  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  Printed Pattern  High Drama!  From the high drama of one  draped shoulder above a high  waist, this dress flows liquidly  down the body. Sew it short  or long in knit, crepe.  Printed Pattern 4572: Misses'  Sizes 8, 10. 12, 14, 16. 18.  20. Size  12  (bust 34) takes  . 2% yards 60-inch fabric.  $1.00 for each pattern-  cash, cheque or money order.  Add 15* 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 Progress  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  SEW EASY  4572 SIZES 8-20  Cowrie St.  Sechelt  885-2725  This is Your Life  Horoscope for the next week  By TRENT VARRO  ARIES - March 21 to April 20 -  A great deal of activity, coupled  with some very "lucky breaks"  are facing Aries persons now. If  you are careful in evaluating 'fact'  from 'fiction' you have much to  look forward to.  TAURUS - April 21 to May 21-  Your ruling planet Venus is aiding you tremendously at this time.  There may be a rebellious feeling  with "the way things .are" but  the planets will help you to overcome this.  GEMINI - May 22 to June 21-  Home and family matters, combined with romance and social  pastime are highlighted again this  week. -Business matters aren't  quite so favourably affected. You  would be wise to put off any  major  desicions.  CANCER - June 22 to July 22 ���  This coming week could start off  quite badly in an emotional sense,  but by the next Thursday, all  should be well. This is nothing  to worry extensively over, but  don't become confused.  LEO - July 23 to August 23 ���  Jupiter, the 'great benefactor' in  astrology is sitting on the doorstep.  This can bring great benefit if  you take a POSITIVE attitude  and will do something constructive.  VIRGO - August 24 to Sept. 2Z-  The tremendously strong aspects  that have been aiding you are still  powerful, but they are starting  to "ease-off." Don't try to 'bite  off, more than you can chew."  LIBRA ��� Sept. 23 to October 23 -  The Sun enters the sign of Libra  on Friday, and this, combined  with every planet in the zodiac  in beneficial aspect, could mark  some startling changes in your  life.  SCORPIO . Oct. 24 to Nov. 22-  If business matters seem slow, just  "hang on to your hat" and wait  a couple of weeks. Conditions in  your chart will be much more  favourable at that time.  SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23 - Dec. 21  A sudden "change of luck" could  bring you a lot of gain at this  time. This relates more to the  realm of business, especially dealing with real estate, than it does  in purely speculative gambling.  CAPRICORN - Dec. 22 to Jan. 20  This week may start out with a  "bang" and end up with what  seems to be a "lost cause" but  don't be fooled! You will have  gained far more than you presently realize.  AQUARIUS - Jan. 21 to Feb. 18 -  Things are much the same as they  were last wek for Aquarius, with  perhaps a "stroke of luck"  paving the way to a much more  secure future for you. Bide,your  time!  PISCES - Feb. 19 to' March 20-  The zodiac is pretty well 'balanced'  for Pisces now. There are some  rather poor aspects but they are  Countered with some very beneficial ones also. Don't overtire  yourself.  (Copyright 1975 by Trent Varro. All rights reserved.)  5>> New books in Library  YOUNG ADULT  Arts and Crafts:  Nomadic Furniture by James Hennessey.  Woodcarving by Walter Sack.  Stitchery by Nik Krevitsky  Bargello ��� A Golden Hands Book.  The Complete Chronicles of Narina, Series of 7 by C. S. Lewis.  ADULT ��� NON-FICTION  Cooking:  Secrets of Chinese Cooking by Tsuifeng and Hsiangju Lin.  Gardening:  Plants for Pots by Castle Books. ,  History:  Hampton Court by R. J. Minney.  The Other Conquest by John Julius Norwich.  Hobbies:  838 Ways to Amuse a Child by June Johnson.  Painting:  Creative Illustration by Andrew Loom is.  Psychology:  Child Psychology by Arthur T. Jersild.  Science:  A Sense of the Earth by David Leveson.  Travel:  Fatu Hiva Back to Nature by Thor Heyerdahl.  Miscellaneous:  The Garage Sale Manual by Jean and Jim Young.  ADULT ��� FICTION  Travels in Hihilon by Alan Sillitoe.  DEADLINE FEB. 29, 1976  FOR AUTO INSURANCE  1976  IlIK^^Smfl  INSURANCE AND  .     LICENCE     .  WE ARE READY AND FULLY STAFFED  FOR NEW PLATES,  NEW REGISTRATIONS, TRANSFERS,  SPECIAL COVERAGES  AND RENEWALS.  DEAL WITH CONFIDENCE WITH A  LICENSED INSURANCE AGENT  PROVIDING YEAR ROUND SERVICE  6 DAYS A WEEK  SEASIDE PLAZA  PHONE 886-2000  I feature  Sunshine Coast News, February 3, 1976. T  Wells: The other gold town  Every year, thousands of people pour east from Quesnel on the  road to the restored gold town of  Barkerville. Most of them spare  no more than a glance for the  town that sits above the highway  just a few miles before Barkerville.  And that's a pity. This town of  Wells is the type of place movie  directors choose when they are  looking for a set for a western  movie. False fronts loom above  the town's main street; wooden  houses crowd the dusty side-  roads; there's a sign on the  liquor vendor's store that declares "Closed for lunch"; and  there seem to be more dogs than  people roving the streets.  The Jack of Clubs Saloon and  old Mike's pool hall ��� lit by  swaying light bulbs over pool  tables that arrived in the 1930s  ���share the main street with such  places as the Good Eats Cafe,  the Wells Hotel and the Barkerville Stage Line office.  Wells was a latecomer on the  Cariboo mining scene. Barkerville was born in the 1860s,  during the first Cariboo gold  rush. Wells came along 70'  years later, as the Great Depression took over the country. The  Cariboo Gold Quartz Company  brought the Wells mine into production in 1933 and immediately  set about building  a  company  ^''-V'A  Wells is the type of place movie directors choose when they're looking for a set for  a western movie. ���B.C. Government Photo.  $fci******************************jfc PARI YTRADFRQ  *  *  *  *  A  THE  RGOSY   FIBREGLASS PROFESSIONALS  WHEN IT'S DONE BY US,  IT'S DONE PROPERLY  CAMPER TOPS  SUNDECKS  CUSTOM FIBREGLASSING  BOAT REPAIRS  CALL US NOW:  ARGOSY FISHING EQUIPMENT LIMITED  *  *  *.  I     885-2695      885-3844    I  * ��� ���������.*���  Canadian Eskimos first began  trading carvings with members of  American whaling parties and exploratory expeditions in the 19th  century.  Pretty girls and boats herald the fact that the annual  Vancouver Boat & Sport  Show ��� largest production  of its kind in Canada -��� is  coming to five PNE buildings Feb. 27 through Mar.  7. Show, sponsored by the  Marine Trades Association  of B.C., features every kind  of boat as well as a full  line of allied marine products.  town. By the end of 1934, there  were 40 buildings in Wells, including a motion picture theatre  where W. C. Fields and Deanna  Durbin flashed across the silver  screen.  By 1942, there were 4,500 people in Wells. But by the end of the  war, many of these had left,  never to return to Wells. Yet  Wells did not become a ghost  town, even though the big mine  closed down in 1967. Some 400  people live there now, most of  them employed in logging, at  Barkerville Historic Park, at nearby Bowron Lakes or in service industries.  The mine -still dominates the  town from above, but it's closed  now to the public, lest souvenir  hunters slip through the rotting  boards of its buildings.  There is an attempt underway  to bring some of the 30s atmosphere back to Wells. On weekend  evenings in the summer, you can  see some of the great movies of  that era: My Little Chickadee, the  Grapes of Wrath, others that kept  an earlier audience enthralled.  The Wells museum is now a going  concern, with exhibits from the  mine and the surrounding area.  There is some attempt being  made to preserve some of the picturesque old buildings in the  town.  And all this in the hopes that  some of those Barkerville-bound  people will stop for a while in  Wells, the Cariboo's other gold  town.  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H10a813HSV  12 Osceola  or Pontiac  (2 wds.)  16 Roll-call  word  19 Diana ���  22 ���Bator  23 Historian  Henry ���  Commager  24 Roofing  substance  25 Styptic  27 Took part  in  29 Drama  segment  30 Arkansas  town  31 Divert  from  36 Excavate  37 Aromatic  herb  ���i.e.  i  Oil  -i'A  Board committees  (Continued from Page 1)  headed by Morgan Thompson;  Pender Harbour director J.  Paterson will head the planning  committee, a committee that consists of the entire board. The  building committee will be headed by Jim Ironside.  Ironside, director for Roberts  Creek, will also be the board's  representative on the airport committee. The emergency program  will be taken by Peter Hoemberg,  Coast Garibaldi Health by Barry  Pearson, Municipal Finance  Authority will be looked after by  Q  Jim Metzler, St. Mary's Hospital  board will be the responsibility/,0 $  of J. Paterson, and the Sunshineyyj  Coast Park and Recreation com-,>n3  mission will be represented byv__'-^  Jim Ironside. ,-';"���  Commenting on the re-organiza ���''-;  tion of the committee system, Di- ;\jj  rector Peter Hoemberg said atr ^  last Thursday's board meeting;;0rj  that each director now has aj-iiT)  specific responsibility and he*��-'-{  hoped that numerous committee>-v;->  meetings can be avoided by each- '^ -  director working more actively in5!''"  his specified area.  NORTHWEST TRAVEL LTD.  #*^ .  Agnes Labonte  i  Ik*  9.  FAIRMONT ROAD  886-7710  GIBSONS  Sunshine  Business Directory  'f-'t  -('<  >>;  ��� AUTOMOTIVE  SERVICES  NEED TIRES?  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on  Highway 101  Phone886-2700  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  OFCANADA  GIBSONS   Branch-Ph.    886-2201  SECHELT  Branch-Ph.   885-2201  HOURS  G/osons.-Mon - Thurs.  10a.-m. -3 p.m.  Fri., 10a.m. -6p.m.  Sechelt: Tues - Thurs.  10a.m.-3p.m.  Frt., 10a.m. -6p.m.  ���  Sat., 10a.m.-3 p.m.  ~ ���BUILDING  SUPPLIES  TWIN CREEK  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.  ��� CABINET MAKING  WINDSOR  PLYWOOD  (THE PL YWOOD PEOPLE)  Construction Plywood  Fancy Panels  Doors, Bifolds, 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  R.R. 1 Gibsons  FOR YOUR  PRINTING  PHONE 886-2622  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  1-2-1 or after 5 p.m.  ��� CONSTRUCTION  GIBSONS  BUILDING SUPPLIES  (1971) LTD.  ALL BUILDING MATERIALS  READY-MIX  CONCRETE-GRAVEL  'GENERAL PAINT  Highway 101 -Gibsons  886-2642 886-7833  ��� DISPOSAL  SERVICES  VMSSIFfE&Jim  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  ��� ELECTRICIANS  SIM ELECTRIC Ltd.  Electrical Contractor  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  ��� MOVING &  STORAGE  ^\BE ELECTRIC JTd.  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  LENWRAY'S  TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage  Complete Packing  Packing Materials for Sale  Member Allied Van Lines  Phone 886-2664 - R.R. 1, Gibsons  ��� PAINTING  ABC  GENERAL PAINTING  SPRAY-BRUSH-ROLL  Call 886-2512  ��� PAVING  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  COAST PAVING  PA VING FROM DRIVEWA YS  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)  G&E  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  HO T WA TER HEA 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  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  ��� RETAIL  STORES (Cont)  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES  NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE  TO ALL MAKES  SEW EASY  Cowrie St.  Sechelt 885-2725  ��� ROOFING  STANHILSTAD  ROOFING  DUROID, SHAKES  ORREROOFING  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     ;,S  Service Depot for ':"'''-  PHILIPS���ZENITH  PANASONIC ��� ADMIRAL '���.    -*,  FLEETWOOD DEALER  MASTERCHA RGE ,-.(  Phone 886-2280 ���������.. ,-u.  J &C ELECTRONICS  & APPLIANCES  Charles (Chuck) Stephens  SALES and SERVICE  INGLIS & PHILIPS  MARINE ELECTRONICS  Across from Red & White  Sechelt  ���.������������ ���)'*���,  ,!r.\7  ;>i >.. "  ���A :^f  885-2568I  PAJAK  ELECTRONICS  CO. LTD. ���* ^  RCA & ELECTROHOME  A u thorized Dealer  Sales and Service .  886-7333 Gibsons-'  ��� TRAILER PARK   !  ���j Hi'  SUNSHINE COAST :~U  TRAILER PARK  1 Mile West of Gibsons, HI way  Laundromat  Extra Large Lots  and Recreation area        .,. ���  Parklike Setting .;,  Phone 886-9826 *~  >���*>  ..*>,��  ��� TREE TOPPING  jj  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  ���:''".  "���<2 'rmrji~'wnj    an     m T^flwiEp'^Kri^i"  w    *m    'N  8  Sunshine Coast News, February 3, 1976.  That's Granny  A personality that cannot be resisted  byKENSUDHUES  To her former students she was  always known as "Granny", to  all her young friends at the Dogwood, she's Eileen. With a penchant for off-color anecdotes and  a memory for names and events  that could fill a good sized encyclopedia, Eileen Glassford is one  of the most intriguing characters  on the Sunshine Coast. Her house  above Armour's Beach is full of  artifacts and memorabilia from  bygone years. The old family pic-  ��� ture albums are full of photographs  taken by the Glassford  7 family when they visited here  every summer. One picture  caught my eye in particular, because it showed that even many  years ago, the Gibsons area was  a popular tourist spot. The picture  is of Armour's Beach taken in the  summer of 1911, and the beach  was crowded even then. Eileen  has been in Gibsons permanently  since 1948, but she had visited  the area with her family every  summer since 1912.  Being a naturally curious person, Eileen probably knows the  area better than some of the original settlers. She spoke with the  Indians at Sechelt and with the  last Indians on the Chekwelp  Reserve on Soames Point, who  came up by canoe every summer  from what is now Stanley Park  in Vancouver. Old Johnny and  Sally Joe paddled up here by  themselves even when they were  both well into their eighties.  As a teacher at Port Mellon in  the Forties and at Elphinstone  from 1952 until 1973 she became  somewhat of a legend. She was  loved and respected by all of her  students and these feelings are  reflected in her collection of yearbooks that have accumulated over  the years into a complete history  of the high school. Comments  such as "To Granny, with love"  and "For all of the happy times"  fill the autograph pages and overflow onto the pictures of the students.  EILEEN GLASSFORD, known to, many as "Granny",  spends a quiet moment in her home overlooking Armour's  Beach.  Local artist exhibits  at Brackendale  Through the full month of February Brackendale Gallery in  Squamish is featuring watercolors  by Joan Thompson Warn of the  Sunshine Coast. Included are  works inspired while staying at  Brackendale as artist-in-resi-  dence ��� the old knot-Filled trees  of Squamish, still nourishing last  year's leaves. The show is a celebration of the B.C. Coast, lovingly  portraying that damp, dark, yet  fertile quality that binds us to its  rocky mantle.  Many of the large watercolors  are individual portraits of unusual  trees about Gibsons and Sechelt,  several of them strange old trees  from about Bonniebrook and  Gower Point, others from the  coastline near Selma Park.  The tree series began last year  when the artist was deeply struck  by the curious and lovely atmosphere of mist rising from the  snow in the elderly deciduous forest at Squamish. A number of the  paintings were inspired by the  wind and rain-swept trees of this  area. Their late-wintery setting is  similar at this time'of year.  Some of the paintings represent the advance of spring from  that time. "Snow on the Logging  Trail" shows a scene of late  March high up the Jackson logging road, Wilson Creek. Another  logging road painting is a string  of melting ice puddles along a  striking avenue of cedars back of  Andy Vandcrhorn's Automotive.  When Joan Warn returned to  paint the scene later in the year,  the beautiful tunnel of trees had  been bulldozed off for a building  site.  A second series of paintings is  also being exhibited: a number of  views of Gibsons harbour, conspicuous for their strong patterns of hulls, masts, pilings, and  patchwork of buildings and houses. Also showing is a little series  of bird paintings on rice paper,  the originals of the lithoed water-  colors offered locally and in  Vancouver.  The artist has lived all her life  along the B.C. coast and spent  childhood years in a tiny and iso  lated island community. Also, her  first 14 years of married life were  spent on Gambier Island before  coming to the Sechelt Peninsula.  Woods and trees and birds are as  close to her as people.  She exhibited first as Joan  Thompson, water-colors and oil  portraits with the Atelier Society  at Vancouver Art Gallery. During  teacher-training years she studied with W. P. Weston. Later,  after teaching and specializing  somewhat in the teaching of art in  this community, she took leave of  absence and spent a full year  majoring in painting at U.B.C.  Another session of study was at  San Miguel Institute in Mexico  with James Pinto and Bob Osman  as teachers.  Since she left teaching in the  local elementary schools she has  been painting and drawing regularly. Her work has been ehxibit-  ed in the past two years at Exposition Gallery in Gastown,  Studio Gallery in Dundarave and  at Brackendale, as well as locally.  Her work is in various homes on  the peninsula, on the Canadian  prairie, and as far south as Mexico and Venezuela.  Brackendale Gallery-Theatre  and Restaurant is well known to  Vancouverites and to some local  skiers from(this area. Some of the  best lower mainland drama and  small-group music has been performed there in the past two  years since it opened, as well as  much contemporary art. It is a  beautiful rustic gallery with spacious walls and imaginative architecture. One may dine in a warm,  firelit and companionable atmosphere, enjoying excellent food in  unusually attractive surroundings. Thor Froslev is the host.  The gallery and restaurant are  open 12 to 10 Friday, Saturday  and Sunday, most entertainment  taking place on Sunday evenings  starting at 8 p.m.  Brackendale is reached by travelling along the Squamish highway from. Horseshoe Bay, four  miles beyond the town of Squamish on the Whistler Mountain  Highway. Phone number is 898-  3333.  Her following at the Dogwood,  Gibsons watering hole, is quite  large. Every day you can see  Eileen, surrounded by her entourage of local artists, transients  and itinerant news reporters,  discussing politics, religion, local  gossip, ancient history, philosophy or whatever subject happens  to cross someone's mind. These  little kaffeeklatches go on for  hours, but the focal point is always the same person, Eileen  Glassford. She's a personality  that cannot be resisted. A storehouse of history with a storyteller's talents for expounding ���  that's our Granny.  Resource  office  The Sunshine Coast Community Resource Society office will be  open commencing Monday, February 2.  Over the next two months, a  thorough indexing of all agencies,  boards, clubs, and service oriented projects will be done by the  staff. In the future the Board  hopes to further develop this information service. The indexing  will also help to reassess priorities in the development of services.  Present services under the auspices of the Society are: Minibus, Homemakers' Service, Services to Seniors, and Gibsons Tot  Lot.  Applications now pending are  for an Alcohol and Drug Counsellor; and a special project counsellor funded by Manpower, classified as an Outreach Worker.  The next general meeting will  be held February 19 at 7:30 p.m.  in the music room of the Sechelt  Elementary School. The main  item on the agenda will be constitution amendments. Please  come out and voice your opinion  and quench your thirst on a good  cup of coffee.  For information about services  available phone 885-3821.  f  Ask B.C., a central telephone  information service of the Department of the Provincial Secretary, is now fully operational. A  staff of 10 Information Counsellors can answer enquiries about  provincial government programs  toll-free from anywhere in the  province.  The new service can handle up  to 10,000 calls per month dealing  with any matter involving the provincial government. In most cases  questions can be answered imr  mediately from Ask B.C.'s  unique    computerized   retrieval  system. Where information is  not readily available, counsellors  have the skills and telecommunications equipment to locate it.  The Director of Ask B.C.,.  Mr. John Olsen, has announced:  the hours of service are from 8:30;  a.m. to 4:00 p.m. "Weareexperi-:  menting with the hours of service;  to determine the most convenient;  times for the calling public," he;  said.  For toll-free access to Ask B.C.,  call your telephone operator and  ask for ZENITH 95000.  VLJ1SS1FIED JI27S  BRITISH COLUMBIA  HYDRO AND POWER AUTHORITY  SECHELT, B.C.  UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, PLEASE BE ADVISED  THAT, EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 1976, OUR  REVISED OFFICE HOURS WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:  FROM 8:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m. DAILY  MONDAY TO FRIDAY  KEN STEWART has been  appointed alternate director for Regional District  Area E (Gower Point)  Stewart backs up director  Ed Johnson.  CARPETS CLEANED  with ARGOSHEEN  NO SOAP BUILD-UP  T. Sinclair, 885-9327       Call between 5:30 & 7 pm.  Sunshine Coast Regional District  NOTICE OF MEETING  The next regular meeting of the Sunshine Coast  Regional District Board will be held in Electoral  Area"F".  Date:       Thursday, February 12,1976  Time:       7:30 p.m.  Place:      Langdale Elementary School  All interested persons are invited to attend.  A. G. Press ley  Secretary-Treasurer  YOUR   DOLLARS   WILL   EARN   YOU   MORE  WHEN YOU INVEST YOUR SAVINGS AT THE  SUNSHINE COAST  CREDIT UNION  Cowrie St. Sechelt 885-3255.  Take a look for yourself...  I  NVESTMENT  RAVINGS  Qhequing  DEPOSIT 7%%  ACCOUNT  TERM DEPOSITS   9% %  <  SHARES AND DEPOSITS  Guaranteed under the Provincial Credit  Union Share and Deposit Guarantee Fund  1976  INSURANCE AND  LICENCE  MOTOR VEHICLE BRANCH  NEW DIRECT PHONE 885-3744  HOURS  Tuesday to Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Friday 9a.m.-6 p.m.  Saturday 9a.m.-2 p.m.  Closed All Day Monday  *mmmmmmmmmtmmmtmmmmmmmmmmmmm��mmm^mmmmmm0m , ,, , ,��� iwmwm����wm��wi����������������wiww����w����w^  CO-OP  DO/A/G YOUR FOOD SHOPP/A/G H��RE/  CREAM OF  Mushroom Soup  CO-OP  10 oz.  4/89  t  Orange Crystals of26-,oz.  Sockeye Salmon  Household Bleach  CO-OP, Poly bag    �� O $  _    We're  \SMingt/p  &1/ffH/SOfL  WBk  CO-OP  73/4 0z.tin  CO-OP  128 oz.  *1.25  80*  59*  w  Baron of Beef  Can. Gr. "A'  *1.79  Frying thicken ^:ub%Approx 89*  BLUE RIBBON  1 lb. bag  sx *       ������     |   ��� ��� CO-OP Unswt.  Grapefruit Juice Reconst 48oz.  PeanUt  Butter Homogenized, 32oz.    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