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 Provincial Library,  Victoria, B. C.  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  Volume 29, Number 6  February 10, 1976.  15c per copy  LAST WEEK'S WEATHER  t^ma^ma  Low       High  Preclp.       j  February 1  OC          3C  nil  February 2  -IC          3C  nil  February 3  -IC         11C  nil  February 4  -3C          8C  nil  February 5  -2C          7C  nil  February 6  -2C          6C  .  nil  Week's Rainfall-  -nil     1976 ��� 170.4  mm  Pool project  awaiting  decision  If all the hurdles can be  cleared, Gibsons Kinsmen club  may start construction on a  $600,000 swimming pool project  this summer.  Haig Maxwell, a member of the  swimming pool committee, said  last week that the club is now  awaiting word from Gibsons  council as to whether the village  would take over the operation of  the project once it is finished. He  said the pool would probably operate at a deficit of about $10,000  a year and the village would be  required to provide the subsidy  through a recreation budget.  Both Maxwell and Pool committee, chairman Clay Carby appeared before council last week  to try and obtain a definite answer  regarding the village's commitment to the future operating of  the project. Council will consider  the proposal and come up with an  answer in two weeks.  Maxwell said the operating  costs of the proposed pool would  come to about $70,000 to $80,000  a year and 80 percent of that  would be recovered through normal operating revenues. It would  be up to the village to subsidize  the balance.  The project, which would be  constructed on village land adjacent to the Winter Club curling  rink, would include a 25 metre by  six lane indoor pool and a 5,000  square foot community hall.  Members of the Kinsmen club  fee! there is a need for an intermediate size hall and the rental of  that building would also provide a source of revenue.  Although a total figure of  $650,000 has been placed on the  project. Maxwell said the costs  would probably be lower because  those figures are based on a new  pool complex in Port Coquitlam'  which included the purchase of  land.  Kinsmen plan financing for the  project to come from club fund  raising activities, donations, and  various grants, including the provincial government's recreational  grant which provides one-third of  the total cost of the project.  If given the go-ahead by council next week, the Kinsmen will  begin a detailed feasibility study  on the proposed project.  AGNESLABONTE  Says adieu  After seven years as a member  of the Coast Garibaldi Union  Board of Health, three of those  years as chairman, Agnes Labonte has resigned her seat. The  former trustee for the Sechelt  School District had been appointed to the health position by the  school board, but since deciding  last November not to run for another school board term, she was  also forced to give up the Union  Board of Health position.  All members of the Union  Board of Health, which serves  the Sunshine Coast, Squamish  and Powell River areas, must hold  an elected position on a public  body.  The new chairman of the Union  Board of Health is A. Roberts  of Powell River. A Regional Board  director in the Powell River area,  Roberts was elected to head the  health board at a meeting in  Squamish in January.  BENIOT LePAGE is angry about the ICBC rate increases and plans a protest'convoy to Victoria.  Convoy to protest ICBC rates  Recently announced ICBC  rate increases have initiated  convoys of protesters from all  over the province and the Sunshine Coast is not about to be  left out.  Benoit LePage of Gibsons  says he is angry about what he  calls the outrageous increases  in car insurance and he is going  to make his feelings known to  the provincial government in  Victoria.  The Gibsons resident has  started organizing a convoy of  vehicles that will travel from  Gibsons to Victoria February 25.  He plans to leave Gibsons on  that day and travel to the provincial capital for a day long  protest in front of the legislative buildings February 26. The  convoy will return home the  following day via Vancouver.  - In announcing his plans last  week, LePage.a local contractor  said the insurance oh his truck,  which is registered as a business vehicle, will be $1,000. He  says his insurance has doubled  since last year and feels many  other residents in this area are  in a similar situation.  LePage  urges  all  residents  who   object   to   the   rates   to  "stand up and be counted."  He says that in order for the {���  convoy to be a success at least i7  30 cars are needed. He asks that/  all vehicles have, slogan signs -&  on each side.  LePage said he would like to  see an orderly protest and invites anyone with a car and a  valid driver's. license to join.  Members of the convoy are  asked to meet at Gibsons Super  Valu parking lot at 8 a.m. February 25.  NDP MLA for Mackenzie Don  Lockstead recently criticized the  ICBC increases and warned his  constituents that such action by  the -provincial-government is  only "the .tip of the iceberg."  Lockstead expects price increases in other government  agencies including B.C. Ferries.  Residents misinformed ��� director  byDOUGSEWELL  Pender Harbour residents are  being misinformed about the effect of two new Regional District  zoning bylaws, according to Director for Area A Jack Paterson.  In an interview with the Coast  News last week, Paterson reiterated his stand that the two new  bylaws, a land use bylaw No. 96  and the zoning bylaw No.   103  will basically not affect 99 percent of the local population. He  said the only way these bylaws  will be felt is that developers  will be forced to supply common  water, and in some cases common  sewage facilities for subdivisions  under one hectare.  As this will cost the small parcel developers an estimated  $20,000 minimum, it appears to  Paterson that the "committee of  concerned citizens" that last  week mailed letters to residents  of Pender Harbour protesting the  bylaws, is basically developer  controlled.  The protest letter complained  that the proposed land use regulation bylaw prohibits in all agricultural zones the operation of all  small business enterprises such  Sechelt  Council Briefs  Aid. Morgan Thompson expressed concern over the fact that  the Trail Bay Mall has not yet  installed a proper sprinkling system. Referring to a recent fire  in Abbotsford, in which a complete shopping mall was destroyed. Thompson said he was concerned becausea sprinkling system should have been in the Trail  Bay shopping centre two years  ago. The owner of the shopping  mall, Dick Clayton, will be advised.  ���        *        ���*  A bill for $600 for work done at  the airport will not be shared by  Gibsons because Gibsons council  was not notified in advance,  according to Aid, Frank Leitner.  The costs resulted from wages for  two people, Allan and Gerry  Freeborn, who helped with the  surveying work on the airport.  , Aid. Leitner told council he  was skeptical that one of those  involved, Gerry Freeborn, had  worked as much as 118 hours as  registered on the payslip. The  employee was required to keep  track of his own hours. The matter will be further discussed by  the Airport committee.  ���      .���        ���*  Bylaw 157, the annual indemnity bylaw was given first, second and third readings. The bylaw will give aldermen an approximate eight percent pay raise. Aldermen's indemnity will increase  from $550 to $600 per year. .  The provincial Department of  Highways informed Sechelt coun-  ��� cil that the new highway has been  re-routed around any existing village lots. Council was also informed that the highway will have  only one or two level intersections  for village access and no overpasses.  ��� ��� ���  Aid. Ernie Booth reported that  the Coast Garibaldi Union Board  of Health is pressing the provincial government for an additional  health inspector for the Sunshine  Coast but the province has indicated a lack of funds will not  allow the additional staff for this  area.  Booth said the board of health  is currently studying sewage  regulations with an eye on possible changes. He said a study is  also underway to determine the  duties of trustees.  * ��� ���  Council discussed the problems  of keeping large rocks in place  along the beach fronting the  boulevard. It was revealed that  the rock fill was placed along the  beach to prevent encroachment  by the sea.  Aid. Morgan Thompson told  council the rocks would not remain in place unless they were  embedded in the bank. Council  will obtain a cost estimate on  having the rocks embedded in the  bank.  Aid. Dennis Shuttleworth reported that the faulty footings in  some of the houses in Seaside  Village are being corrected. A  stop work order had earlier been  placed on these structures because sub-standard concrete was  being used for the foundations.  Council is hesitant about paying a $10,000 outstanding debt  with the federal government. The  debt represents interest accumulated on a winter works grant applied to the construction of the  Sunshine Coast Arena.  Council was apparently not  aware that the grant accrued interest between the time it  was approved and the time it was  forgiven. Council is deliberating  . further on this matter.  Aid. Morgan Thompson suggested that council should consider hiring one full time person  for a village works crew rather  than contracting various people  on a free-lance basis. Council will  consider this suggestion.  Aldermen expressed objection  to the four way stop sign recently installed by Department  of Highways at the comer of  Highway 101 and Wharf Street.  It was noted that increased summer traffic may cause congestion  and line-ups along the highway.  A letter will be sent to the Highways minister.  as exist in Pender Harbour and  Egmont areas. The Regional  Board director for that area  claims that only two businesses in  the Pender Harbour area will become "non-conforming." One is  a small sawmill and the other a  gravel pit operation. Allowances  are now being considered for the  rezoning of these businesses to  industrial. All other businesses  known to the Regional District  are zoned according to their  present use.  Another problem that Paterson  feels is causing resentment is the  fact that up until now it has been .  too easy to subdivide because of  a lack of controls at the Regional  level.  "Now "that random development is beginning to be controlled, naturally there are some  people who don't like it," Paterson said. He added that "the  people of Area A are more individualistic and don't want to see  the character of their area ruined.  They are afraid that zoning requirements will change this,  when in fact it is meant to make  sure that the area grows in an  orderly fashion."  The original petition against  the zoning changes was drawn up  in March, 1975, and in fact was  not aimed directly at.bylaws 96  and 103 but at an earlier bylaw  35(23). It is interesting that one  of the signers of the petition  against the earlier proposed bylaw was Director Jack Paterson  himself.  Ollie Sladey of Pender Harbour  has been one of the major opponents of this legislation but when  asked to comment on recent developments he replied that his  letters to Paterson and the letters  from the "committee of concerned citizens" were confidential  and "no business" of the newspapers.  The bylaw is now back from its  second reading in Victoria and  will be revised and submitted for  third reading as soon as possible.  It will than be returned again for  reconsideration and adoption if  approved by Victoria.  increase  Say B.C. Ferries part  of our highway system  Both Gibsons and Sechelt councils passed resolutions strongly  objecting to possible increases  for Sunshine Coast ferry rates  and the elimination of commuter  passes. The objections are being  made directly to Provincial Transport Minister Jack Davis.  The resolution was initiated in  Gibsons last week when Aid." Jim  Metzler brought forth the resolution which states that ' 'council  strongly objects to any increase in  ferry rates to the Sunshine Coast  and cancellation of commuter  ���passes to bonafide residents."  The resolution went on to say  . that council does endorse increased efficiency in ferry management as a means to reduce  costs. Council also recommends a  review of commuter passes to  eliminate any indiscriminate distribution of the passes to other  than full time residents.  Council is of the opinion that  since the Sunshine Coast is part  of the coastal mainland, the ferry  Bylaw problems  A new Mobile Home bylaw  which is coming before Regional  District at "a special meeting this  Wednesday may create problems  for owners of older mobile homes.  The proposed bylaw suggests  that older non-approved mobile  homes may not be allowed into  trailer parks and could end up being relegated to use on private  land only. Other parts of the bylaw will define water, sewerage  and other standards for mobile  home parks and private lots. The  new bylaw is also designed to  control the sale of "on site" mobile homes.  Boaters charged  Twelve local boat owners are  being taken to court by the village  of Gibsons for not paying wharfage fees. Aid. Jim Metzler, head  of council's wharf committee, revealed this in his report, to council  last week.  Boat owners were earlier informed by council that all past  due wharfage accounts would be  processed through the court if  not paid. Metzler told council  Tuesday that some of the accounts had been paid but there  were still 12 outstanding.  connection should be considered  as part of the provincial highway  system and therefore toll free.  Both Gibsons and Sechelt gave  unanimous consent to the resolu- ���  tion last week after the provincial  government earlier indicated that  ferry rates would be increased.  NDP MLA Don Lockstead said  recently that developments in  Victoria indicated that ferry rates  would be going up and that commuter passes would be removed.  Lockstead  said  he. was  not  in  favor of those changes. I  In the meantime the Sunshine  Coast Regional Board is studying  an extensive report on the Sunshine Coast ferry system authored by Regional Planner Adrian  Stott. The. report has not yet  been made public.  A source close to the Regional  Board said the report recommends that subsidies be removed  from the ferries and that the  ferry operation pay its own way.  Neighborhood pub  proposal criticized  Several village residents have  lodged protests with village council over a recent proposal for a  neighborhood pub to be located  just off Highway 101 on the  present site occupied by Pazco  Fiberglassing.  Three letters protesting the  proposed pub came from private  residents and one letter came  from Gibsons United Church. The  United Churclu letter informs  council that a motion put forward  at a recent congregational meeting resolves that members of the  church urge council to oppose the  opening^of another neighborhood -  pub in this village. The motion  passed by a vote of 39 to 5.  Letters from individuals listed  various reasons for not wanting  the neighborhood pub, mainly  that it would create an undesirable noise and traffic situation  in a residential area.  A letter from one citizen stated  that "we have enough deadbeats  in this area now without drawing  them from all over the peninsula."  Another letter protests the proposed pub and adds: "Another  thing I would like to bring to your  attention is that disgraceful looking pool hall ��� it certainly does  not add to the beauty of Gibsons and it is an eyesore to any  one coming into the village."  The initial application for the  proposed neighborhood pub was  made last month by MTR Holdings of Gibsons. Council noted at  that time that there may be some  problems with road dedication  and the applicants were advised  to gain some insight to the neighborhood's response to the proposal.  Applications  for building  changes  -^Sortie changes may be-made in  the   lower   village   of. Gibsons.  Application has been made to  Gibsons council for approval in  principle to remove the present  buildings    known    as    Gibsons  Hardware and the Village Store.  The present buildings will be replaced by one larger structure  that   will   contain   two   stores.  The application was made to  council   last  week   by   Douglas  Smith, owner of the property involved. The matter was sent to  the planning committee for fur-,  ther discussion.  Another application to council  involves the establishment of a  cabaret above Ken's Lucky Dollar  store. The proposed cabaret  would accommodate about 100  people and serve snacks and alcoholic beverages.  The application, made by Mel  Powers and Herb Hokansen, will  be further discussed by the plan-������_.  ning committee. -'  THE STAFF of the motor vehicle licensing  office moved into new headquarters last  week. The new offices, constructed by the  Village of Gibsons at a cost of $17,000, are  located adjacent to the Elphinstone Pioneer Museum on Winn Road. The previous  licensing office was located inside the museum building.  Normal office hours are Tuesday to  Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take note  that the office will be open all day Saturday, February 21 and 28 to give local  motorists a chance to purchase 1976  license and insurance.  ('.  % i^g^{MfyvMwtwmrtKvma��**m>wr<xaim*vr  ���'!������ mwM^d^yggBra  Sunshine Coast News, February 10, 1976.  Sunshine Coast  �� Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday  2 by Sechelt Peninsula News Ltd.  ��� Ronald B. Cruice, Publisher.  ��� Rob Dykstra, Editor.  i   .  I Subscription Rates:  I      ..-.-, British Columbia $6.00 per year; $4.00 for six months.  I       Canada except B.C. $8.00 per Year.  Jtec    United States and Foreign $10.00 per Year.  Old Age Pensioners $4.50 per year.  I**: Second Class Mail Registration Number 0794. Return Postage Guaranteed.  .��      .       Phone886-2622 P.O. Box460, Gibsons, B.C.  *  ���Yr  if  4.V  A venture worth pursuing  V-  *  -V,  v.'i^y Gibsons Kinsmen Club is embarking  'jjSii an ambitious project. Members of the  club recently appeared before Gibsons  council to revive plans for a swimming  pool project that may run in the  neighborhood of $600,000.  The Kinsmen have asked council if  the village would be willing to take over  ���^ the 'operation once it is completed and  paid for. According to a spokesman for  the Kinsmen the pool would run at an  ^Operating' expense of about $70,000 to  t   $80,000 a year. Most of that would be  f    recovered through fees, admission tickets, and rentals and the rest ��� about  $10,000 ��� would have to be provided by  the village through a recreational budget.  Aldermen are presently deliberating  the proposal ostensibly  to see  if this  village can afford such an ambitious undertaking.  It's  expected   the  Kinsmen  club   will   be   given   the   verdict   next  week. '������[���.' v.. 7 ���  Frankly   we   think   it's   a   venture  worth pursuing.  A 25 meter by six lane indoor swimming pool would.be a tremendous asset  to this village and whatever opponents  may say about the Strait of Georgia being our back yard, that body of water is.  .still only suitable for swimming for about  ?thfee dr.four months of the year.  One would also have to assume that  such a facility would be used not only  by villagers but also by those who live  outside village boundaries. It would only  seem fair then to allow two or three  regional district areas to contribute to a  specific swimming pool recreation budget  to (help offset the:.; SlOjOOO" ��� per year  deficit.  The Kinsmen have indicated that  they will be responsible for the entire  capital cost of the project. They hope to  raise this money through a provincial  government recreation grant, through  donations and through various other fund  raising schemes. The club will also be  relying heavily on volunteer labor.  It will require a lot of work. But ambition and a lot of work on the part of  residents of this village have already  brought us a new curling rink. It can be  done.  We wish the Kinsmen the best of  luck in their project.  So what?  So our Prime Minister's wife has created an international faux pas by breaking protocol while she accompanied her  husband on the recent trip to Mexico,  Cuba and Venezuela.  So she embarrassed a few red-faced  Canadian officials because of her spontaneous and candid speeches indicating  friendship and respect for her Latin  American hosts.  So she startled protocol conscious officials and created what reporters referred to as a controversy by singing her tribute to the wife of Venezuelan President  Carlos Perez.  So what.  How refreshing to finally see someone break away from all that stodgyness  and stuffyness to express real human  feelings. Perhaps Maggie's warmth and  candor will help change that Canadian  image abroad: that image that characterizes us as a hockey rink full of unemotional and monotonous stuffed shirts.  Just common sense  Frankly we can't see what all the  noise is about.  Our Prime Minister presented himself on national television for a candid,  informal conversation and now half the  country is a state of acute paranoia because we're supposedly losing our free  market system.  v-<;; Trudeau's term, the "new society"  has all of a sudden taken on ominous  overtones of impending doom. Critics on  both sides of the Rocky Mountains  are expressing shock and outrage. Political pundits everywhere are digging up  the writings of the student Pierre Tru-  deau and saying see, we told you so, the  man's a socialist, nay, maybe even a  communist, through and through.  Come off it, Canada, let's be realistic.  Let's take a close, look at the transcripts of what Mr. Trudeau really said,  and let's all of us, business, labor, and  bankers, try to look a little farther than  the length of our own noses. We would  soon discover that what, the Prime Minister really said was nothing but common  sense.  It's already quite evident that we are  no longer living in a cornucopia of plenty.  What Mr. Trudeau implied in his statements was not that the free market system was doomed but merely that we  have to change our way of thinking. We  have to become a little less greedy.  And if we don't make the change ourselves, then the government may have to  help us along.  Why are government restrictions  necessary? Because no person or group is  going to volunteer to make certain change  unless forced to. Industry will not take a  ten percent profit if they can get away  with thirty percent. Unions will not settle  for eight percent if they can negotiate  forty percent. Bankers will never cease  amassing excessive profits as long as  they can build more banks to amass further excessive profits.  It's true our government and our  Prime Minister may have a few blemishes. But let's not get upset, Canada,  over an idea that's really nothing more,  than a lot of common sense.  �����:���:���:���:  liHMiiiliiiill  FIVE YEARS AGO  Sibsons council in its budget  announces it will provide funds  for/installation of fire hydrants.  jahe $500,000 improvements to  cJtap Elphinstone, a YMCA project is rapidly nearing completion  '*"  i"he annual meeting of the Coordinating Council of Auxiliaries  togSt. Mary's Hospital presents  the hospital with .a $6,415 dona-  �� 10 YEARS AGO  Monday  closing  will   become  the rule. Gibsons council says, if  :ii,e iDci'iluuits ciiii agree to their  owh proposal.  The School Board budget of  $1,047,497 reveals an increase of  22.7% over last year.  A   legislative   committee   will  -study the efficient salvaging of  driftwood from beaches and bays.  15 YEARS AGO  Rev. David Donaldson announces he wilj retire from Gibsons   United   Church   in   July.  The Public Utilities Commission rules that no more burials  will be allowed in the old United  Church cemetery and that the  property will be disposed of in  a way conducive to public interest.  20 YEARS AGO  Bob Burns, village clerk, estimates Gibsons has a population of  about 1,200.  The B.C. Power Commission  reports some 48 homes and businesses in Halfmoon Bay are now  connected to the power system.  January 1956 rain at 7.36 inches and snow at 12 inches gave  the area 8.56 inches ot precipitation over a 28 day period.  25 YEARS AGO  Cliff Gray. Harry Smith and  John Cattanach organize the Peninsula Construction Company.  Gambier Island will now get  mail three times weekly.  The Kinsmen club will sponsor  a recreation plan for the Anglican  Church (Dougall Park) property.  ^S^  Yes, we call it our pay now and drive later plan.  What's in store for municipalities  Most British Columbia municipalities are eagerly awaiting some  word from the new Social Credit  government in Victoria concerning schemes for provincial revenue sharing. Recently announced municipal provisional budgets  have been more tentative than  ever hinging on the province's  decision spelling out exactly how  much the local governments will  receive.  It must be remembered that  one of Social Credit's major election platforms last December was  that municipalities would get a  better financial deal than was  offered under the. NDP government. While on the Sunshine  Coast last fall Allan Williams,  now Labor Minister in the Social  Credit government, stressed that  a provincial government should  confer more closely with municipalities prior to budget time to  find out just what finances are  available.  Williams at that time suggested additional government revenue should be extended to municipalities over and above the Natural Gas Revenue Sharing Act initiated by the NDP government.  The revenue resulting from that  act to the Village of Gibsons  amounted   to   nearly    $33,000.  At a recent meeting between  the executive of the Union of  British Columbia Municipalities  and Minister of Municipal Affairs  Hugh Curtis, UBCM President  Muni Evers noted that in 1975  local governments received a total  of about $96 million in grants,  including  $20  million  share  of  provincial revenues realized from  a price increase in natural gas.  Due solely to inflationary cost increases, this figure will have to be  increased by  some $24 million  to enable local governments to  maintain existing services without  raising  property   taxes   by  more than 10 percent. And to allow local governments to provide  . additional, but just as essential,  services as well as to keep pace  with the average growth patterns,  an estimated additional $20 million will be required, Evers said.  Evers   also   said   the   UBCM  agrees with two pieces of legislation that were introduced in the  House last year by then Opposition  leader,   now  Premier,  Bill  Bennett, but which the previous  government declined to. debate.'  'Bill 37 called for'allocating a percentage of all resource income to  local governments, and allowing  local governments to spend the  money as they see fit. Bill 38  called for at least two conferences  per year with the  UBCM  and  others to discuss financial  and  other situations, and stipulated  that the provincial  government  should deliver to every local government,   before   December   31  each year, a statement predicting  what specific amounts would be  transferred   to   them   the   next  year.  Curtis agreed at that January  14 meeting to take a hard look at  trying  to   solve   the   numerous   .  problems which are pressuring  local governments.  Curtis told the conference that  Bill 37 outlines the Social Credit  government's policy position in  general terms, but said he could  not enunciate such policy in specific terms like sharing natural  gas revenue. He said.the government is looking-toward broadly  based revenue sharing rather  than ad hoc arrangements hastily  put together and involving figures   plucked   out  of  the   air.  "We will not reduce the  amount that comes to you under  the natural gas scheme but may  remove the scheme itself," he  said. "You can count on not receiving less over-all than the  $96 million you got last year, not  necessarily in the exact amounts  given each local government, but  probably on a new formula  basis." ...-. ������':,:.     7 .-. 7  The minister indicated his preference for available provincial  funds to be distributed in 1976  on some other basis than "that  which was used in 1975. He gave  the UBCM executive to understand that he favored partial per  capita formula.  In reply, the UBCM executive  stressed that such a move in  1976 would likely reduce funds  given to smaller municipalities  from the amounts they received  last year. The minister agreed to  review the position and make  whatever decision he believed  necessary to adjust the 1976 distribution so as to reflect individual local requirements.  Commenting on the amounts  received last year, UBCM Vice-  President Mayor Pat Duke of  Lu'mby and Director Jim Fraser,  Mayor of Williams  Lake,  both  stressed that many small municipalities are experiencing record  growth rates but lack adequate  industrial bases, and therefore  need substantially more money  to provide their citizens with  services.'  Members of the UBCM executive also stressed that one of the  most, unfair and unrealistic revenue sources is the 15-mill  grant-in-lieu of taxes that the provincial government pays on most,  but not all, of its properties.  The rate is far below that levied  on privately owned properties in  municipalities. Curtis said he  agreed that the rate is unfair because it results in other taxpayers  subsidizing the provincial government.   . .' -.:���������..     ������'. .  n. .  "We will examine a correction-,  al system in detail and try to  work it in," he said.  In the meantime, B.C. municipalities sit back and wait patiently, hoping that a new sharing  formula will at least cover the  costs of inflation and additional  services necessitated by increased growth.  Airport  clubhouse  Letters to the Editor  STARK REALITY  Editor: The most talked of subject in B.C. these days has got to  be ICBC. No one enjoys paying  more, whether it is for insurance  or other services, but the facts are  there for all of us to see.  This province has undergone a  three year anaesthetic and we are  just coming out of it now,  back to consciousness and stark  reality. The province has been  very ill, deathly ill for the past  three years and now if the patient  is to survive, the medicine that's  before us must* be taken even  though it tastes bad. It is a necessity if we are to regain our  health. Come on British Columbians let's pull together and give  Bill Bennett a helping hand, he  needs it. His job is a tough one;  he has to put the province on a  paying basis. He has to announce  to all of us the bad news of  deficits and losses. He is an honorable man and he is telling it like  it is.  The three years, of Socialism  we have experienced could be  termed a bad investment, and as  many of your readers know, a bad  investment has to be settled one  way or another. The NDP and  their supporters would have you  believe the debts and losses they  incurred in the hundreds of millions, do not have to be settled  and as most sensible British Columbians know, this is not true.  We have got to pay for the NDP  financial  stupidness.   We  don't  have to like it, but we have got  to settle their bad, bad business  mistakes.  ���E. LORIMER. .  VERY NICE, BUT. ...  Editor: I understand that Elphinstone Secondary students  are asking for paint on the walls,  landscaping, and many other improvements to their school. This  is all very nice and commendable  but:  1. How much malicious damage  has been done in the past year at  the school. I understand that sev-.  eral fires were started, but fortunately put out.  2. Why are the litter cans  empty and the grounds covered  with so much litter?  3. When the students are going  from one school building to another, why do they walk disorderly along Highway 101? Some  students wait until you are almost even with them and then  they cross in front of your car  without any warning.  4. I believe we have a lot of  very nice young people who are  students at Elphinstone, but how  can the taxpayers be expected to  give more money until students govern themselves and  have this damage stopped.  It's time students started keeping the grounds free of litter and  it's time the students showed  some courtesy for the taxpayer  who is working hard to provide  an education for all young people.  1 am sure the taxpayers in this  district want the best for students  but until these students start appreciating what they have,  should taxpayers provide anything more?  ���F: W. WALTER,  Langdale.  MP'S STAND?  Editor: The Hon. Stanley H.  Knowles on January 26 1976 presented an amendment to Bill C-81  to prevent any increase in the tax  free allowance as well as the salaries of Members of Parliament,  Senators and cabinet ministers.  The amendment failed to receive unanimous consent. Some  members said 'No.'  (Hansard).  The Vancouver Sun of January  28 wrote editorially:  "Reassuring, wasn't it, to find  out that our members of Parliament hadn't changed.over their  Christmas holiday break.  "They took up just where they  left pff, howling down Stanley  Knowles when he tried to get  them to debate a freeze on their  tax-free expense allowances as  well as their salaries.  "Way to fire up that old anti-  inflation   machine,   chaps.-':7We-''  knew you  wouldn't   disappoint  us."  Ask your MP where he stands.  ���OTTONORDLING,  Vancouver.  illegal  The Regional District's building inspector last week placed a  stop work order on the aero club's  new clubhouse at the airport because the structure was in violation of the Regional District building bylaw.  . Sechelt Aid. Frank Leitner, a  member of the club and also a  member of the joint Gibsons-  Sechelt airport committee told  council last week the stop work  order had been placed on the  building because the club had  not obtained a building permit.  Leitner said the Regional District subsequently asked the club  for $116 for a permit and $90 for  a penalty for not buying the permit in the first place. He said the  aero club agreed to pay for the  permit and not the penalty but  the Regional District would not  accept those conditions.  Leitner said he phoned the  Department of Transport and was  informed the Regional District  had no control over the airport  which is owned federally and  leased for $1 per year by the  two villages.  "They have no say in it and the  club won't pay anything,'' Leitner  said.  In response to Aid. Morgan *  Thompson's comment that the  aero club was "treading on dangerous ground," Leitner indicated the aero club may pay the  money just to keep the peace with  the Regional Districtj-  ���...'.���j-therev.-.were- 12,180 mineral  "clajms recorded m the NWT in  1974. In addition, 39'prospecting  permits were granted covering  approximately seven million acres  of mining land. This was an increase of 105 percent over  1973.  Of shoes  and ships  and  sealing wax  by ROB DYKSTRA  If I told the reader there were '  vast   and   possibly   marketable  quantities of oil and natural gas "  under   Mt.   Elphinstone   you'd  probably   laugh.   Oh ' how  they  laughed  at  Leonardo  da  Vinci ;  when he drew a crude prototype  of an airplane and announced that -  one day man would fly all over ���  the country in such a contraption.  No, 1 must admit, the oil and'  gas prophesy isn't mine. It be- -  longs solely to a lady in Gib-'  sons who told me she would ra- '  ther not have her name revealed ���  because of the obvious repercus- ~  sions involving her credibility.1  She's quite confident about her'  heory and she feels if nobody'  else cares to know about it, it's-"'  their loss.  ������ii  How does she know? By dowsing.  And before you  enshroud:  yourself in skepticism, I must offer the reminder that a U.S. scienriv  tist   has   recently   proven   that  divining rods are for real; that,,  everyone has a latent capability ,  to find water with  a  pronged,  stick. .���>��.  Mrs. G's method of finding '  minerals involves the use of a .  pendulum. She says she places '  the pendulum over a particular '  area on the map and it begins to .  swing if a mineral exists in the-'  area represented on the map. The '  swing of the pendulum depends '!  on the type of mineral involved. ]  For instance, if there's oil involv- "_  ed, the pendulum may swing back '_  and forth. If there's copper there ���  the pendulum may swing in a  circle.  In fact, the large copper deposits discovered near Kamloops  by Afton Mines several years ago  was predicted by Mrs. G. Similarly   with   the   Athabaska   Oil  sands in Alberta. Place the pendulum over that area even now;'���'���'���  she says, and it still swings-vio-1''  lently meaning there's a lot more'-'  oil down there than has up to this  point been discovered.  * If your mind isn't already entirely closed on this matter, you  must admit it's an interesting  enigma. We like to think we know  and understand the powers of our  mind and body but present knowledge and understanding of. what  is really happening around us,;,  may be compared to the situation;'..,  of the single cell amoeba trying  to work out a complex mathematical equation.    _  Speaking of enigmas, I am reminded of the time I attended a  Youth  Leadership camp  during <;  my high school years. While it re-   ;.  mains dubious as to what leadership qualities I picked up at that ;-  intensive two week session, I did  ;  come  out   of there   thoroughly ,A  schooled in necromancy.  It  was  as   simple   as   rising  tables. At the expense of further >i  nurturing   the  reader's   skepti-,.}  cism I will explain that what we ;,  did was raise two of the four legs   ,  of a card table anywhere from one.  to sue   inches  off the  ground. .,.  It's done by four or so people sit-  .,  ting around three sides  of the ..,  table, laying hands lightly on the .,.  table and spreading out the fin-   ,  gers so they touch those of the  person adjacent to you, thereby   ,  forming a "chain." Those at the  ,'.  table  have to concentrate very--.,  hard on raising the table. I should  note if there is one person in the  chain who believes the table is not   ���  going to rise, then it won't. .,  Once you have the table off the  ground, you can then start asking  "it" questions. Tell it to tap out  one for a yes answer and two for  a no, and you'll find out more  about the past, present and future  than you '11 ever care to know.  Explanations for such phenomena as dowsing and table rising    *  range    from    the    spiritualist's  transmigration of the human soul  to the scientist's theory of latent    -  electromagnetic   energy.    Take'  your choice.  As to the oil and natural gas under Mt. Elphinstone, it's a theory ���>  that may be worth pursuing. A  check is being made with the Department of Mines and Energy in  Ottawa to see if any seismic  data can substantiate the swing- >  ing of Mrs. G's pendulum.  In the meantime I just may con- ��  suit my table. And stake a claim ���  or two. Films  P9 v w vm'mi'rv* IIIIMII H^ ��� ' l*t>'1 ' ".' '��''����'����� >*���������*���'�� I  ��� '��� ��'��������� ��� i  the superstar  f.   ........  ..-..  .  ^  ,    .    .   ,    ���  ���  a  i  Sunshine Coast News, February 10,1976.  Recently named the top box  office star in America by the National Motion Picture Exhibitors, while at the same time honored with a Golden Globe by the  Foreign Press Association as  the most popular international  film actor, Robert Redford is undoubtedly the superstar of the  moment.  And even more, his stardom is  something unique. It is peculiar  to himself; that is, while he exhibits a personal magnetism he  also possesses the alluring and  potent image of rebel and outsider ��� a superstar who is definitely  anti-establishment. Images and  stardom and Hollywood in quote  marks sometimes trouble Robert  Redford and don't interest him  very much. What does interest  him are his identity as a human  being, his values, how to grow  and how to serve his community.  In this regard, then, Redford's  superstardom, his image and  fame, occasionally interfere in  his lifestyle for they force Him into  the limelight when he would prefer to remain out of it.  His acting, for example. He  doesn't like talking about a film  while it is being made even  though it is often expected of him.  Redford feels in the long run it  is better for the finished project  to speak, for better or worse, and  he tends to maintain his silence  about his films. But he will let up  at times, and does about Three  Days of the Condor, the Sydney  Pollack film he has recently completed on location in New York.  Three Days of the Condor, a  Dino De Laurentiis presentation,  is a drama of pursuit and suspense. In it Redford co-stars with  Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson,  Max von Sydow and John Houseman as a CIA researcher who is  plunged into a harrowing series of  events that ultimately expose covert activities within the CIA, an .  extraordinarily timely tale.  "Condor" was made in New  York, sometimes in the face of  great personal inconvenience for  Redford for he was nearly mauled  in a near riot of his fans on Wall  Street, was beseiged by fans in  nearly every location, no matter  where and was constantly hounded for autographs. He took it in  his stride but naturally adopted  an aloof air at times, remained in  his trailer, made certain hot to  appear conspicuous on the set  and turned down most interviews which often added to  stories about his being "difficult" with the press.  CBC Radio  CIA DIRECTOR Cliff Robertson (centre) is kidnapped by  Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway in Three Days of the  Condor playing at the Twilight Theatre February 12,  13 and 14.  But Redford bears the press no  rancor and has spoken openly and  frankly with reporters about the  subjects that interest him: Utah,  conservation and the environment, the Shoshone. Indians and  politics.  Redford's personal assurance  and contentment are obvious  while he works. The impression  one takes away from the set of  Three Days of the Condor is his  natural and easy manner. This  naturalness is important to him.  "When people ask me what I  respect in a man or a woman, I  always say I want them to be  natural and' truly themselves. I  even do this in my work. It's not  always easy choosing roles.''  For choosing films he takes his  time and moves carefully. Before  Three Days of the Condor, he  starred as the barnstormer in  The Great Waldo Pepper and is  now starring in his own production of the best-seller by and  about Bob Woodward and Carl  Bernstein, the Pulitzer Prize journalists who blew the lid off the  Watergate scandal, "All the  President's Men." The film industry naturally concerns him because he is committed to it;  though he got his start on Broadway, he doesn't often think of  returning to the stage.  "When you make any kind of  success you're in a trap. It's  largely to do with image, one that  gets foisted on you by critics and  public alike. Success can be dangerous , I' m afraid."  This is no lightly articulated,  offhand remark. It is now a reality with which Robert Redford,  filmstar, father, concerned adult,  human being has to contend. He  is dealing with it very well, but,  as he has learned, it is no easy  task.  Three Days of the Condor  plays at the Twilight Theatre  February 12, 13, and 14.  Used furniture oi what  have yoo  Al'S USED FURNITURE  WE BUY SEEK  BOTTLES  Gibsons ��� 886-2812  i BY BUS I  I m S  8 February 21-27 I  I Book NOW. Don  tbe I  I disappointed 1  S 885-2910 i  * - *   Days   of   the   Condor *  'Robert Redford - Faye Dunaway #  X ^awps^- Thurs., Fri., Sat., Feb. 12-13-14 *  X ^F MATURE  *  *  8 p.m.  *  I*  MiCOMAIl'NM tt)N  FOR MKRCY  ANDREW Skidd ��� Robert Judd  *  #  Sun., Mon., Tue., Feb. 15-16-17 *  MATURE ��� Some nudity and *  suggested violence If  ���X- oy.m. ��  j!^^^^^^^^S|C^��^^^"^TT*���VTTTT���'^���p'^���^'l������  CAPTAIN LARSEN at the harpoon gun of the  SS Lawrence, one of the early west coast whalers.  Books  by ROB DYKSTRA  The story of fishing  Winter Festival display  As part of the special B.C. Winter Festival display, Whitaker  House in Sechelt will be featuring wood carvings and mac-  rame by Ernie and Bella Burnett,  N. Clark, G. Fawkes and H. Rowley.  There will also be a display of  unique plant hangers and plants .  by Judy Young of Roberts Creek.  The Sunshine Coast Arts Council urges everyone to-visit Whitaker House from February 9 to  14 to find something beautiful for  your Valentine.  February 16 marks the start of  the annual one man shows of  paintings. The first show will feature Brett Osborne of Gibsons.  Horowitz: his music, his life  CBC Tuesday Night, February  17. offers a double bill ��� a 90  minute program of conversation  and recorded performance with  the 71 year old pianist Vladimir  Horowitz, followed by Dame Peggy Ashcroft and John Neville  starring in a performance of Harold Pinter's play "Landscape."  Horowitz was born in Kiev in  1904. His mother was also a distinguished pianist. At 20, already  sensational in Russia, he came to  the notice of Western Europe  with concerts in Berlin and four  years later took the U.S. by  storm. In this program Horowitz recalls some amusing memories of those days, and gives candid comments about touring,  repertoire, and the practising of  technique. He tells listeners  what he would have liked to do  with his life.  While Dame Peggy Ashcroft  was in Edmonton to co-star with  John Neville in a Citadel Theatre  production of Dear Liar, it was  possible to tape this production of  Landscape, first produced for  BBC radio in 1968 with Dame  Peggy as Beth. John Neville,  currently the artistic director at  Citadel Theatre recently played  Sherlock Holmes in New York.  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11  Quirks   and   Quarks  8:03   p.m.  Science   Magazine   host   David  Suzuki.  Concern 9:00 p.m.��� an up to  date look at keeping healthy the  old fashioned way, starring a cast  of clairvoyants, spiritualists, native medicines and folk taboos.  Country Road 10:30 p.m. The  Good Brothers.  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12  Themes and Variations 8:03 p.m.  Part 1, The Beaux Arts Trio in  concert ��� Mozart, Schubert,  Mendelssohn, Dvorak. Part 2,  Vancouver Chamber Orchestra ���  Legends, Dvorak.  Jazz Radio-Canada 10:30 p.m.  Nimmons 'n' Nine plus Six; Andy  Homzy Nonet.  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13  Canadian Concert Hall 2:30 p.m.  Part 1, Gallery Singers ��� Five  Flower Songs, Britten. Part 2,  Vancouver Chamber Orchestra.  Part 3, Roxolana Roslak, soprano;  Ivanka Myhal, mezzo-soprano,  Ruth Morawetz, piano. Part 4,  Judy Loman, harp.  Inside from the Outside 7:30p.m.  Satire.  Between Ourselves 8:03 p.m.,  Air and Sea Rescues.  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14  Dr.     Bundolo's    Pandemonium  Medicine    Show    11:30    a.m.,  Satire.  Our Native Land 12:10 p.m..  Racing a Cloud ��� Earl Duncan,  probably one of the most effective  people in the field of alcoholic  counselling.  Metropolitan Opera 2:00 p.m..  La Traviata, Verdi, starring Beverly Sills, Stuart Burrows, Ing-  varWixell.  Symphony Hall 7:00 p.m., Toronr  to   Symphony,   Misha   Dichter,  piano:  Overture to  King  Lear,  Berlioz, Piano Concerto No. 23 in  A, Mozart; Symphony No. 7 in  D Minor, Dvorak.  CBC Stage 8:30 p.m. The Gold  Brick by Leslie MacFarlane.  Anthology 10:03 p.m. "Good for  You Mrs.  Feldesh" a story by  John Marlyn; poetry by Shirley  Gibson and Morley Callaghan's  monthly visit.  Orchestral Concert  11:03 p.m..  Vancouver Symphony, Steven  Staryk. violin. Violin .Concerto,  Walton. Dance Suite for Orchestra, Roh Ogura.  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15  The Bush and the Salon 1:03 p.m.  James Fitzgibbon ��� A lively account of the adventures of an  Irishman -who after joining  an  Irish regiment in England was  ordered, to Canada and fought in  the War of 1812 and rose to the  rank of colonel.  NHL Hockey 4:03 p.m. Cana-  diens vs. Flyers. ,  Royal Canadian Air Farce 7:03  p.m.. Satire.  CBC Playhouse 10:30 p.m. "But  You Promised" by Paul Kligman.  Quebec Now 11:03 p.m. A history  of the Society of Jesus. Part 2 ���  Work of the Jesuits among Indians in the 17th century.  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16  Music of Our people 8:03 p.m.  Ivan Romanoff, chorus and orchestra.  Great Canadian Gold Rush 10:30  p.m. The Deluxe Chance Band in  concert. Interview with Dan Hill.  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17  CBC Tuesday Night 8:03 p.m. A  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17  CBC Tuesday Night 8:03 p.m. A  Paean of Praise ��� conversation  with famed pianist Vladimir  Horowitz. 9:30 p.m. Landscape, a  one act play by Harold Pinter,  starring Dame Peggy Ashcroft  and John Neville.  Touch the Earth 10:30 p.m. Interviews with David Wilcox, Tex  Konig and Vera Johnson from the  Yellow Door coffee house.  Fishing by Joseph E. Forester  and Anne D. Forester, Hancock  House Publishing, Saanichton,  224 pages, $14.95.  Victoria's Hancock House has  published yet another book in  its resource series. In light of the .  fact that modern fishing industry  is becoming efficiently dependent  on a sea of electronic gear, perhaps this book, merely entitled  Fishing, has come to us at an  appropriate time.  Sample: Fishing a thousand  miles of coastline in a season, in  an open rowboat ��� maybe a skiff .  fitted with a sprit sale ��� the  handliner's gear were his oars,,  some cod line, and a few fathoms,,  of cuddy hunk, pianowire, hooks,  a couple of spinners or spoons, a  herring rake to collect bait during  the summer months, a gaff, fish-  knife, for his own comfort, a  couple of blankets, some hard  tack, a frying pan, and a coffee  pot. No power gurdies, not even  a rod or reel were included in the  gear]  Fishing is co-authored by Joseph and Anne Forester. The man  and wife team have done a remarkable job in not only compiling an eclectic collection of written material dealing with the fishing industry, past and present,  but the style of writing, is an easy  to read mixture of matter-of-  fact history sprinkled throughout  with a dash of spice and romance.  The book, lavishly illustrated  with old photographs, is written  in honor of the men and women  who built and operated British  Columbia's fishing industry and  the Foresters have made good  use of researched material. But  better yet they have listened to  the stories of those men and  women whose tales and anecdotes bring the entire fishing  history to life.  One of the interviews, for instance, is with a man named Henry Deacon, a former whaler, who  recalls his days on the whaler  "White" operating out of the  Rose Harbour Whaling Station in  *929.  He explains how the whales  were captured ("twelve knots you  make while you're chasing him,  but you can't do that very long")  and talks about life aboard the  whaling ships. Each man received  three dollars per whale. The Captain got ten. A.blue whale would  bring the price up to fifteen or  even thirty.  "We used to have some good  times . . .One time when we hit  (Continued on Page 5)  New designs in notepaper and  Wrapping paper on our  shelves, have a look when next  in town. Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  *:******************************#  X  X  *  X  *  X  X  X  *  *  *  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  A  THE  RGOSY   FIBREGLASS PROFESSIONALS  WHEN IT'S DONE BY US,  IT'S DONE PROPERLY  CAMPER TOPS  SUNDECKS  CUSTOM FIBREGLASS'lNG  BOAT REPAIRS  CALL US NOW:  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  ARGOSY FISHING EQUIPMENT LIMITED  885-2695      885-3844  X******************************s!*  aooocmoao'Doooo boo b PBoooocwgoopoooa  Tycleivctter  (Quefit Electric la.  ELECTRICAL  ENGINEERING  & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons,  Roberts Creek.  & Madeira Park  885 3133  J. McKenzie  Ron Blair, P. Eng,  Porpoise Bay Rd.      Sechelt  P.O. Box 337 VON 3A0  FOR ALL YOUR YARN NEEDS  SAYELLE     NOW IN STOCK  H*  P  ^  V  #  x\��  ^v  ^  *  /  SPECIALS ARRANGED ON REQUEST  886-2811  art tt.   ��    4fo*   *.   ~ **-*�����*+>>& ��f  THE "NEW"  IS OPEN AFTER RENOVATIONS  Terry, Richard and Mike would like to express their gratitude  to the many people who gave us their time when we needed it,  especially the following who worked insane hours to help us  re-open quickly.  Victor KaIve   Rudi Lauritzen Dave Thompson  Stain Glasswork Wiring Arborite Finish  Michael Dunn Jim Skinner  Tables, counters and finished woodwork       Framing and Shelving  Brian Trenier & Dan Rybak  Plumbing  Thelma Gobert  For keeping us all going with'coffee  and food and a comfortable place to sit.  MMWIMIMIMMMMfliMI^^  FOR FAST FRIENDLY SERVICE  SEEJIM DRUMMOND  CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ABOVE SEARS  POST-DATEd CHEQUES ACCEPTED  DO IT NOW  J. H. G. (Jim) DRUMMOND  Insurance Agency Ltd.  886-7751  Box 274, Gibsons, B.C.  886-2807  IN LOWER GIBSONS  LnaMn  OPEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, 9a.m. ��� 6 p.m. ^na-n^\TgB**WiiQgmwmiWriW*  pniiynrwjpar)[pi'fifl)iii H an ih    -������-���������  Sunshine Coast News, February 10, 1976.  COAST NEWS CLASSIFIED ADS  Phone 886-2622  DEADLINE ��� SATURDAY NOON  MINIMUM $1.50 ��� 15 WORDS. 10^ a word thereafter.  SUBSEQUENT INSERTIONS V* PRICE  Legal ads 50c per count line  Subscription Rates:  B.C. ��� 1 year ��� $6.00; 6 months ��� $4.00  Canada except B.C. ��� 1 year ��� $8.00  U.S. and Foreign ��� 1 year ��� $10.00  O.A.P. ��� 1 year ��� $4.50  It is agreed by any advertiser requesting space that liability of ti.e  Sunshine Coast News in event of failure to publish any advertisement  or in event of errors in publishing of an advertisement shall be limited  to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising  space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be  no liability in any event beyond amount paid for such advertisement.  No responsibility is accepted by the newspaper when copy is not  submitted in writing, or verified in writing.  ��� COMING EVENTS  Every Thursday, 7:30 p.m.,  Whitaker House, Sechelt. Introductory lecture Transcendental  Meditation. Tel. 885-3342.  Every Monday night, 8 p.m..  Bingo, New Legion Hall, Gibsons.  Monday. Feb. 16. O.A.P.O. Br.  38,   General   meeting,   2  p.m..  Health Centre, Gibsons.  ���  _____  Learn how to sew Men's Pants in  three two-hour lessons. Fee $4.  Tuesday,   February   17  at   7:30  p.m. in Elphinstone Textile Room  No preregistration.  CENTRE FOR CONTINUING  EDUCATION  886-2225  LEROY is coming!  ���CARDOFTHANKS  My many thanks to all those who  helped and donated towards the  replacement of my musical equipment, lost in the fire. Special  thanks to the boys who played for  the dance, the ladies who made  sandwiches and the people who  helped organize the event.  Thanks again to everyone.  ���Ross Clarke.  We would like to thank our  friends and relatives for their  beautiful plants, flowers and  cards while in St. Mary's Hospital. Thanks also to the wonderful care and attention from the  nurses and special thanks to Drs.  Clineand Farrer.  ���Doris and Ed Kullander  To the doctors and nurses at St.  Mary's Hospital, to Rev. David  Brown, the many friends, Mt. Elphinstone Chapter No. 65, O.E.S.  and the Masonic Lodge we extend  our grateful thanks for your kindness to all of us during Harry's  illness and passing.  ���Jo Mylroie, Carol, Alex and  Hanna Skytte.  ��� LOST  Gold charm bracelet. Sentimental,  value. Phone 886-2834.  ���FOUND  Bifocals, on wharf. Now at Coast  News.  Small dog with curly black hair  and short tail, on Stewart Rd. Ph.  886-9824.  ��� HELP WANTED  International Coatings Firm offers high commission potential,  fringe benefits and exciting contests for mature individual in  Gibsons area. Air Mail name and  address to President CD. Deitz,  Consolidated Protective Coatings  Ltd., 2300 Schenker St.. Ville La-  Salle, Quebec. H8N 1A2.  Mature woman to look after toddler, light housekeeping. Phone  885-2910.  ��� WORK WANTED  NEED YOUR MUFFLER  WELDED?  L.H.GASWELDING  Cutting and Soldering  Call 886-9625  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Oil Stoves  and heaters cleaned and  repaired  Phone Ron Crook. 885-3401  after 5 p.m.  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.  ARGOSHEEN  CARPET CLEANING  T. Sinclair 885-9327  Will babysit in my home. Phone  886-2703.  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.  ��� WORK WTD.Cont.  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.  Vi h.p. electric water pump,  $125. Phone 886-2131.  50 lb. sacks No. 1 Canada Pontiac  Red potatoes, $4 a sack. Phone  886-2778.  Good mixed hay, 400 bales, special price. Phone 886-2887.  Used steel counter cabinets,  white enamel, Arborite top, incl.  sink unit and corner turn-around.  Best offer. Phone 885-3402  Automatic front loading washing  machine, $20, good* condition.  Laying hens for sale. Phone  886-7738. .  26" black and white Fleetwood TV  combination, rabbit ears. Phone  886-9965.  ��� CARS, TRUCKS  FOR SALE  '72 VW, one owner, 40,000 miles,  A-l condition, $1750 firm. Will  take as part payment washer and  dryer. Phone 885-3605.  '67 Envoy. Good for parts, $100.  Phone 886-7052.  ��� BOATS FOR SALE  MARINE INSURANCE  PROBLEMS?  New insurance advice  Re-insurance advice  Claims settled  Capt. W. Y. Higgs  Marine Surveyor  iBox 339, Gibsons  Phones 886-9546 or 885-9425  ��� WANTED  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir - Hem. - Ced.  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting Grounds, Twin Creeks  Timber wanted, phrs alder.  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D & O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700.  ��� PETS  All breed dog grooming, clipping,  terrier stripping, bathing. Walkey  .Kennels. 885-2505.  Purebred German short hair  pointer. Tail and dew claws done,  wormed. Offers. Phone 885-9200.  ��� LIVESTOCK  Registered dapple grey Arab Stallion, 5 years old, well mannered.  Phone 886-9880.  ��� FOR RENT  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.  4 bedroom house, Gower Point,  available March 1. No dogs. Ph.  886-7256.  1 room suite, fully modern and  furnished. Heated. Private entrance, $85 per mo. Phone 885-  3354.  ��� WANTED TO RENT  Furnished houses in Gibsons area  March 1, 1976 to October 31, 1976  Contact Paddy Moore, 665-8024.  Small house, by March 1, up to  $100. Ph. 263-9279 (Vancouver)  Family urgently requires 2 or 3  bedroom house with basement.  Pref. Gibsons area. Long lease  and references supplied. Phone  886-7029.  ��� ROOM & BOARD  Nice rooms with view over the  ocean, very good meals, $275 per  month. Phone 886-9033.  ��� ANNOUNCEMENTS  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, 8p.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  1 large view lot near waterfront at  Gower Point. Phone 886-2887.  Gibsons, semi-waterfront lot  with all facilities, selectively  cleared. 886-2738.  For sale by owner. 3 bedroom,  full basement, 2 carports, large  sundeck with beautiful sea view.  Living room with wall to wall carpet and rock fireplace. Drive by  Gower Point Road and Kelly Road  brown house with yellow trim. Do  not disturb tenants to view.  Phone Gerry 383-4739. Possession March 1. Price $39,900 and  will consider all reasonable offers  Marvellous view of ferries, Gibsons harbor, and Strait of Georgia from large^view lot on Stewart  Road. Phone 886-2940.  New 3 bedroom house for sale.  Basement. Phone 886-7857.  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 roonT" 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  Trailer on pad, VA x 32��/j 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.  12' x 56' two bedroom mobile  home, 3years old. 8' x 10' heated storage room and sundeck attached. Excellent condition. Set  up in mobile home park. Phone  886-7801.   ��� PROPERTY WTD.  Private party looking for view  home with in-law suite (or potential), Roberts Creek to Langdale.  Principals only. Phone 886-2694.  ATTENTION  PROPERTY OWNERS  If you have a business building in a good location in Gibsons  that would provide approximately  4000 - 5000 sq. feet of space and  is available on a rental basis,  we could be interested.  For further information contact  MACLEOD'S  1840-160 th Street  Surrey, B.C.  V4A4X4  Tel. 531-9283.  ���  BUSINESS  OPPORTUNITIES  Couple to operate general store  on a consignment basis. Some  investment required. For further  information, please contact Secret  Cove Marina at 885-3533.  For sale in Gibsons, boarding  house. All equipment and furniture included. Phone 886-9912.  ���TRAVEL ~  You deserve the best, so why  settle for less? Call PENINSULA TRAVEL AGENCY today. Graduate of Canadian  Travel College. Phone now  886-2855 or toll free 682-1513.  Legal  NOTICE TO CREDITORS  Estate of the Deceased:  WINN,   Annie   Louisa,   late   of  Gibson, B.C.  Creditors  ana   others  BavTng  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,  PUBLICJCRUSTEE.  Advertising  helps  you compare.  CANADIAN ADVERTISING ADVISORY BOARD  VLASSIFfED JIBS  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., facilities. 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.  CHARLES ENGLISH LTD.  REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE  APPRAISALS  Gibsons, B.C. 886-481  PHONE TOLL FREE: 687-6445  WRITE OR DROP IN FOR OUR FREE  PROPERTY BROCHURE  HOMES:  Sechelt: Derby Road: $6,375 down will see you into this home  if you qualify for first and a Government Second Mortgage.  Asking price $35,500. Very attractively finished inside. This  mobile home has been developed with a new addition. Real  possibilities for comfortable living at the right price.  How would you like to run a pool hall? The only in Gibsons is on  the market for $75,000. 100 ft. of waterfront with living  accommodation.  Gower Point: Large view lot that may be subdivided by the  owner. This view property is offered at $59,500 with very attractive 3 bdrm. home.  5 acres of view property in Roberts Creek, with large comfortable 4 bdrm home, big barn, workshop with industrial power,  . greenhouse, root cellar and garage. AH for $56,500.  Gibsons Village: View home with back lane for easy access,  on Marine Drive close to all amenities. Good value at  $35,500.  LOTS:  Mason Road: Sechelt: 90' view lot in Samron subdivision. Many  new homes in area. This lot is offered at $14,500.  G��org�� Cooper 886-9344  Don Sutherland 865-9362  J. W. Visser 885-3300  Ann* 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  R.D. THOMAS & Co 8867111  DON'T TAKE CHANCES  Parks development  One of the priorities in the village's parks development will be  an alteration of Pioneer Park that  council hopes will discourage  loitering and vandalism.  A recreation report submitted  to council last week by Aid. Jim  Metzler recommends that the  park development proceed as  quickly as possible. Pioneer Park  will get new retaining walls in  the area leading to the public  facilities. Thorny low spreading  shrubs and dwarf evergreens will  be planted throughout the park  to discourage trespassers. A  lamp standard will also be installed to provide a floodlit entrance to the. public facilities.  In Brothers Park, drainage will  be improved to develop the easterly portion of the park into a  soccer and rugby area. Goal posts  will be moved and although  dressing rooms are desirable, the  report states, it is questionable  how long they would remain usable because of vandalism.  Aid. Metzler's report notes that  the Kinsmen club may be interested in constructing dressing  rooms and the soccer and rugby  clubs have also volunteered to  work on this project.  At Armour's Beach, the existing floats -will be replaced with  styrofoam    cedar    floats    light  enough to be put into winter  storage. The report also recommends that rocks be bulldozed  from the beach and new sand fill  brought in.  "Ideally it is recommended  that a high priority be given to  developing this area as a good  water sports area by dredging to  provide depth for swimming at  low tide and constructing a diving"���  tower," states the report.  Dougal Park will get a new  softball backstop and general  maintenance. No improvements  were recommended for Holland  Park, Georgia Park, and the  School Road Tot Lot.  3,019 loans  In its final fiscal year ended  September 30th last, before it was  succeeded by the Federal Business Development Bank on October 2nd, The Industrial Development Bank approved 3,019 loans  totalling $132,746,000 to  businesses in British Columbia,  compared with 3,159 loans for  $165,713,000 in the previous  year. At September 30th, the  bank had $440,794,000 outstanding or committed in loans to 8,094  businesses in the province, according to the 1975 IDB annual  report.  Ifilrchleiii  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30a.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 7:00 p.m.  ROMAN CATHOLIC SERVICES  Rev. T. Nicholson, Pastor  TIMES OF SUNDAY MASS  7:30 p.m. Sat. eve. at Our Lady  of Lourdes  Church on the  Sechelt Indian Reserve.  9:00 a.m.  at The  Holy  Family  Church in Sechelt.  11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church  in Gibsons.  Phone 885-9526  ANGLICAN  Rev. David H. P. Brown  St. Bartholomew's  Morning Service ��� 11:15 a.m.  2nd and 4th Sundays  8:00 a.m. Holy Communion  St. Aldan's  Worship Service 2 p.m.  4th Sunday only  Family Service 11 a.m.  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  Member P.A.O.C.  Phone 886-7107  Highway and Martin Rd.  Sunday School 9:45 a.m.  Morning Worship 11 a.m.  Evening Service 7 p.m.  Wed. Bible Study 7:30 p.m.  Pastor G. W.Foster  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School 10:15 a.m.  Worship Service 11:00 a.m.  Revival 7:00 p.m.  Bible Study Wed.. 7:30 p.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  ,(-:  Delicious Duo  DELICIOUS TREAT for a little  girl - sew up this sundress  and matching panties in icecream-fresh flavors. Buttons  on shoulders with few parts,  quick seams.  Printed Pattern 4962: Children's Sizes 2, 4, 6, 8. Size 6  takes 1% yards 45-inch fabric.  $1.00 for each pattern���  cash, cheque or money order.  Add 15C each pattern for first-  class mail and special handling. Print plainly Size, Name,  Address, Style Number. Send  to Anne Adams, Coast News,  Pattern Dept., 60 Progress  Ave., Scarborough, Ont.  M1T4P7.  IT PAYS TO SEW���you save  so much money! Send now for  New Spring-Summer Pattern  Catalog! Over 100 partners,  pants, long, short styles. Free  pattern coupon, 75$.  Sew and Knit Book $1.25  Instant Money Crafts ... $1.00  Instant Sewing Book $1.00  Instant Fashion Book ...$1.00  4962  SIZES  2-8  SEW EASY  V^������.-/W  w;  Cowrie St.  Sechelt  885-2725  This is Your Life  Horoscope for the next week  By TRENT VARRO  ARIES - March 21 to April 20-  You may be undergoing some  "new conceptions" of life at this  time. It would be best to make  any necessary changes now, rather  than waiting until next summer.  TAURUS - April 21 to May 21-  Some kind of. "move" in your  life cycle is indicated in one form  or another. This may indicate  travel, or merely "travel of the  mind." In any case, it!s all for the  bast.  GEMINI - May 22 to June 21-  Astrologically you have the chance  now to "grow" both spiritually  and mentally. This can be a highlight of your life. You should  make the most of this, as it won't  happen again  for some  time.  CANCER - June 22 to July 22-  Your solar chart- looks promising,  but some slight confusion in your  mind may tend to upset you this  week. Take things as they are  at present with an open mind.  Rewards will come later.  LEO - July 23 to August 23 ���  Be careful in your dealings this  week with others. You could walk  into a "moustrap" that won't do  you a bit of good. Remain cool,  calm and collected, and you'll profit later on!  VIRGO ��� August 24 to Sept. 22 -  A romantic and pleasant interlude  is coming up fast in the solar  chart for Virgo. Don't be swept  off your feet by this exciting  aspect. Let calm reasoning prevail.  LIBRA - Sept. 23 to October 23 ���  This is not exactly the time to  start "something new". You would  be wise to sit back and remain  silent for the next couple of weeks.  One wrong word here, and you  could explode a bomb-shell!  SCORPIO - Oct. 24 to Nov. 22-  You have all the chances in the  world right now, to.achieve anything you wish, but you must be  cautious in your dealings with  other people. Follow the golden  rule.  SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23 - Dec. 21  Luck is with you if you don't  try to force things at too fast a  pace. If you do, you'll only stumble over trivial details and miss  the "chance of a lifetime." Play  it cool!  CAPRICORN - Dec. 22 to Jan. 20  Some form of new scientific discovery could quite possibly benefit  you in an amazing way during the  next week. This may involve you,  yourself, or it may come from afar.  AQUARIUS - Jan. 21 to Feb. 18 -  Over-indulgence in any form will  cause much trouble in your life  right now. "Take it easy" and  avoid this by remaining cool,  calm and collected. You have a  good period coming up if you  will follow this advice.  PISCES - Feb. 19 to March 20 -  You may feel slightly baffled at  the speed of events taking place in  your life at this time. Don't worry  about this, as very quickly you'll  find yourself settled into a most  pleasant segment of your life.  V  (Copyright 1975 by Trent Varro. All rights reserved.) Sunshine Coast News, February 10, 1976. 5 ?  Petitioners change    !  mind on sewers  I B��  NOTICE  i  I  I  Most of the people who signed  the petition opposing the Sechelt  sewer project are now in favor,  according to former Sechelt Alderman Norm Watson who has  been retained by council as a special sewer adviser.  Watson told Sechelt council at  last week's meeting that he  phoned most of the people who  had signed the petition opposing  the sewers and after the public  information meeting, most of  them were satisfied with the project.  Watson said some of those people who signed the petition did  not even live in the village and  some thought the petition was for  better water pressure.  Watson said he didn't try to  sway people to get them to back  the sewer proposal.  The proposal is presently being  held up because the Regional  District, which is financing the  scheme, is still waiting letters  patent for the sewer function.  Once that has'been obtained from  Victoria, a proclamation will be  issued to the residents of Sechelt.  WILL BE CLOSED for ANNUAL VACATION  S FROM FEBRUARY 5 - 26  j WATCH FOR OUR  i       MARCH RETURN SALE  j SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE  | 886-2700  I  1  i  I  B  fl  I  B  I  I  YOU WOULD THINK it was the annual meeting of the  Men's Commercial hockey league, but, alas, it's not.  The gathering occurred during a flare-up in Saturday  night's hockey game between Gibsons and Roberts Creek,  played at the Sunshine Coast Arena.  The struggle came during a dramatic end of a game  that Gibsons took by a score of 3-2. The win puts Gib  sons in top spot in the four team commercial league.  Gibsons goals were scored by Ken McAuley, who  netted two, and Rick Hackinen. Bob Ernst and Ed Johnson put in the markers for Roberts Creek.  Standings in the Commercial League are; Gibsons,  Roberts Creek, Wakefield and Pender Harbour.  ���Ian Corrance photo  SPRING IS SPRUNG, i  THE GRASS IS RIZ, I  I WONDER HOW I  MY MOWER IS? 1  I  Have yours serviced for|  spring cutting |  I  SOLNIK SERVICE |  886-9662 I  __,-__. ._-��-!  Good banking for good living���after sixty.  If you're sixty years old or better, you should look into Sixty-Plus,  The Royal Bank's new bundle of special banking privileges. Free.  Some of these privileges are:  ���No service charge for chequing, bill payment services, or  traveller's cheques.  ���A specially designed cheque book that gives you a permanent  copy.  ���A $5 annual discount on a Safe Deposit Box or Safekeeping  Service.  ���A special Bonus Savings Deposit Service with interest linked  to the Consumer Price Index.  ���Special term deposit that pays high interest monthly with  flexible redemption privileges.  So come on in and see me or one of my staff today for all the  details. Or, if you'd prefer, give me a call.  ROYAL BANK  ROBBIE BURNS came late to the Pender  Harbour area but nevertheless he came.  J. Logan is shown in photo above presenting the address to the haggis at the- Burns  Night supper held Saturday night at the  Pender Harbour Legion. The special supper honored the 217th anniversary of Scottish poet Robert Burns.  ���Doug Sewell photo.  Fishing  (Continued front Page 3)  one we were going top fast. So  we went over the line and got  it wrapped around the propellor.  So there we were ��� with a whale  hanging down the bottom of the  ocean below us with the rope  right around the propellor. So  they got a pram down and they  had a good look. Then we turned  the engines just very, very slowly.  Sure enough we got her unravelled just right. Down she went.  And we pulled her in on the  winch."  Attitudes have changed today,  people have changed, and fishing  has changed. The fishing industry  like logging, has traditionally  been one of the mainstays of the  economy of this province. It's a  story of the sea, the boats, gear,  fish, and processing methods.  And above all it's a story of  people.  r  ���  i  i  l  i  l  i  i  I  i  I  s  i  i  i  i  i  fl  B  I  ��.��  THE SUNSHINE COAST  C.B. RADIO CENTRE  in the heart of Sechell  Model TA-901B  0 SANYO  $199  BEST STOCK OF C.B. EQUIPMENT ON THE  SUNSHINE COAST  Installation ��� Sales ��� Service  J & C ELECTRONICS & APPLIANCES LTD.  885-2568  We service what we sell  B  I  B  I  I  B  B  B  fl  B  B  fl  I  I  I  fl  I  I  fl  I  I  J  Your Flag.  Your Future.  HEtUtAGE DAY  This land means many things to many people. Our common  bond is represented by the flag. Wherever it flies, we can  be proud.  Today,'Canada is one of the greatest countries in the world.  The future looks even better. Let's celebrate.  Monday, February 16th, has been set aside as Heritage Day.  Kinsmen Clubs across Canada invite you to make the most  of it.  Fly the flag. Take part in the activities planned by Kinsmen  in your community to commemorate our way of life.  Think about what we are as a nation, where we came from  and where we're going. Think about your part in all of this.  As the only major service organization that is totally  FEBRUARY 16 th, 1976  Canadian in membership and purpose, The Association of  Kinsmen Clubs is proud to initiate and organize Heritage  Day events.  STRIP-A-THON  Feb. 15,1 p.m., Brothers Park  Kinsmen Club of Gibsons will be stripping Brothers Park of rocks and brush in preparation for,a  new Soccer field. All interested parties are invited.  The Association of Kinsmen Clubs Sunshine Coast News, February 10, 1976.  yfy^yp^yy^y^yi^y^^yy^^yy^r^'??!'?!'!'?  LANGDALE ELEMENTARY boys volleyball team are in first place in the district  boys volleyball league. The team participated in the Beachcomber Invitational  tournament held in Gibsons two weeks ago  and captured third spot there.  Front row left to right are:   Kevin  Montgomery, Antony Lovrich, Justin  Webb, Travis Moore and Leonard Jiew.  Back row are Michael Fyles, Jamie  Gill, David Douglas, Tommy Sleep and  Blair Head. Coach of the team is Brian  Bennett.  MEMBERS OF THE Langdale Elementary Scilla Webb and Shannon Macey. Missing  school girls are in the photo above. From are Anne Husband and Marnie Jamieson.  left to right are Esther Michaud, Donna The team is coached by Ian Jacob.  Holland, Sandy Lynn, Christine Campbell,  Gibsons Lanes  News from the alley  by BUD MULCASTER  Our Y.B.C. Bantam teams for  theFour Steps to Stardom Tournament were decided last Saturday  and the two teams will bowl at  North Shore Bowl on Feb. 14. The  team members are: for the girls.  Chcri Adams. Arlene Mulcaster,  Cathy Hummell, Linda Harding  and Diane Wilson. For the boys,  Paul Bennett, Neil Redshaw,  Andy Solinsky. Sean Black and  Ken Allanson. Michele Whiting  and Darin Macey will be the .  singles.  The competition will be tough but  the experience of taking part in  this tournament will stand our  future stars in good stead in  later years and future tournaments.  Jeff Mulcaster bowling in the  Senior Y.B.C. League rolled a 308  single and that was the only  300 game of the week. For the  first time this year there were no  300 games bowled in any adult  league. Henry Hinz had the high  single of 281. rolled in the Gibsons A league and Freeman Rey  nolds had high three of 792 in the  Ball and Chain league. Bonnie  McConnell had high three for the  ladies with 692 in the Wed. Coffee League.  High scores of the week:  Tues. Coffee; Hazel Boothman  267-600; Jean Jorgenson 218-608;  Sandy Lemky 247-616.  Swingers: Flo Gough 172-482;  Lil Perry 199-484; Alice Smith 182  484; Art Teasdale 170-488.  Gibsons A: Dianne Fitchell 227-  627; Kay Butler 274-646; Phyllis  Gurney 225-652; Vic Marteddu  245-694; Don MacKay 269-711;  Henry Hinz 281-747.  Wed. Coffee: Nora Solinsky 262  633; Darlene Maxfield 264-648;  Bonnie McConnelJ257-692.  Bail & Chain 7:0th Belva Hauka  222-546; Ken Stewart 231-675.  Ball & Chain 9:00: Paddy  Richardson 215-648; Bonnie Mc���  Connell 240. - 668. Carolt  Skytte 250-672; Ken Skytte 258-  643; Brian Butcher 252-656; Ken  Johnson 277-685; Freeman Reynolds 278-792.  Rugby  Gibsons wins three  The second half of the rugby  season is now in full swing and  Gibsons Rugby club has started  by posting three impressive vic-  ' tories.  The first game was played  against Vancouver Capilanos under terrible weather and field  conditions. With ball handling cut  to a minimum Gibsons played a  strong scrum game and controlled the ball with overpowering  mauls and rucks to come away  with a 12 to 3 win.  The next game, Gibsons defeated the Kats 22 to 0. This was  a hard fought physical game with  play being very even for most of  the first half. After that Gibsons  scrum began to dominate giving  backs lots of opportunity to run  the ball and set up numerous  scoring opportunities.  On Feb. 1, Simon Fraser University team travelled here and  the university team was soundly  defeated by a score of 33 to 3.  From the opening whistle Gibsons took control of every aspect  of the game. The home team's  superior strength and technique  in the scrum play resulted in a  Gibsons possession in almost  every scrum and line-out. This  allowed the three-line to run at  will which resulted in some excellent movements and scoring  plays.  Scoring tries for Gibsons were  Al Bogetti, Herb Berdahl. Bob  Johnson, Tom Blain, Ken Johnson, Robert Baba and Jim Peers.  Gibsons next game will be  played Sunday. February 8 at  Elphinstone Secondary school  field. The opponents will be  UBC who are noted for their excellent fast moving stlye of  play. Kick-off time is 1 p.m.  Thurs. Mixed: Orbita delos  Santos 243-618; Vic Marteddu 242  692.  Legion: Verna Rivard 256-603;  June Frandsen 232-620; Ken  Skytte 283-643; John Christiansen  260-644; Don Black 282-693.  Y.B.C. Bantams (2): Cheri  Adams 130-238; Darin Macey 173  281; Griff Francis 146-268.  Juniors: Ilona Hirschfelder 205-  442; Shannon McGivern 193-494;  Michelle Solinsky 163-515;  Charles Storvold 220-552; Don  MacKay 210-555; Grant Gill  248-670.  Seniors: Ann Carson 225-  599; Jeff Mulcaster 308-743.  Smokers  ill-prepared  to stop  The instructor of the Stop  Smoking Clinic, Evans Hermon,  is quite convinced that the reason  why people fail to quit smoking,  in spite of valiant efforts, is because they are not properly moti-  cause they are not properly prepared to do so. ..  A new 10 week program starts  Tuesday, February 17 at 7 p.m.  in Sechelt Elementary School  music room.  The first seven weeks are used  to prepare the smokers emotionally and intellectually for a life  without cigarettes.  Evans Hermon will introduce  the students to relaxation therapy, self-hypnosis techniques and  discuss the psychology of smoking.  The smoking habit has been acquired, strengthened and learned  . over a period of time and in the  Stop Smoking Clinic people will  be helped to unlearn this habit  and to replace it with positive  substitutes. The last three weeks  are used to reinforce the new set  of habits obtained as a result of  the participant's decision not to  smoke.  For further information and  registration please call the School  Board office. 886-2225. Co-ordinator Karin Hoemberg.  '���"in   Curling news  Valentine turkey sh  IT*  Not only the trap shooters can  have a turkey shoot! Come to the  rink during the day on Saturday,  February 14 and tiy your luck.  Who knows, you may win a turkey  to give to your Valentine!  Garth Coombs and rink, Al  Pajak, Jack Morris and Paul  Gauci will be representing Gibsons at the Legion playoffs in  Kamloops later this month. Good  luck, fellas.  We are looking forward to hosting our first visitors this weekend, when rinks from Sechelt will  visit us. So far, more than 25  rinks have registered and it looks  like a fun weekend.  League play continues to thrive  and many beginners are showing  promise of developing into first-  rate curlers. The Hangover  league on Sunday morning is  popular with the male curling  enthusiasts, and Port Mellon has  started a league on Sunday evenings from 7 to 9. If the curling  bug hasn't bitten you yet, come  out and watch once or twice and  give it a chance.  Work parties are still taking  place on Tuesday and Thursday  evenings and all day Saturday,  and we are grateful for all the  Soccer  Wanderers in third  On February 1 Elphinstone  Wanderers travelled to False  Creek Park in Vancouver to play  Columbians in a battle for sole  possession of third place. In the  first half of the season the  teams had played to a draw, so  the game was expected to be hard  and closely fought.  From the opening kickoff Gibsons applied the pressure and .  forced Columbians into several  penalties in their own end. Gibsons was quick to capitalize and  soon were ahead on a penalty  shot goal by Frank Hoehne,  which fooled the goalie.  The Wanderers continued to  press as they were attacking on  the dry half of the pitch. Angel  Juarez connected for his third  goal in two games, to put Gibsons  up 2-0 thirty minutes into the  half. The Columbians attack  floundered repeatedly as their  passes stopped in the mud on the  poor side of the pitch. However  with about 10 minutes left in the  half they were awarded a penalty  shot' for a violation inside the  goal area. The ensuing shot went  wide and the halftime score was  Gibsons 2, Columbians 0.  Columbians made several lineup changes at halftime and in the  second half, attacking on the  dry side of the pitch, exerted tremendous pressure. Goalie Jan de  Reus made several outstanding  saves and the Wanderers defence  held up. Several opportune  ckecks by the back line of  Kerry Eldred, Mike Musgrove  and Ken Verhulst held the  Columbians out.  The best defence is a good offense and the forward line did  just that. Every time they received the ball, they came dangerously close to scoring. At 25  minutes of the second half Kirk  Thomas let go a shot which the  Columbian goalie fumbled. Steve  Miles recovered the ball and  drove it into the net. The Colum  bians tried to come back but good  offensive plays by Dan MacKay  and Steve Miles, who had one  goal disallowed, kept them off  balance. The final score was Gibsons 3, Columbians 0.  The Wanderers played probably their best game of the season  due to a 110 percent effort from  the players. Everyone was a  standout but Kerry Eldred, Mike  Musgrove, Ken Verhulst, Dan  Mackay, Steve Miles and Bjorn  Bjornson played superb games.  Gibsons next game is against  league leading Paul's Tailors,  February 15 in Gibsons. A win  will put Gibsons within easy  striking distance of first place.  Wanderers record to date:  W L T Pt  7 3 2 16  Benefit payments  near $2 billion  a year  Benefit payments by life  insurance companies to  policyholders and beneficiaries were near $2 billion  for 1975, reports The  Canadian Life Insurance  Association.  In the first nine months  of the year, they totalled  $1.45 billion. That's an  average of more than $37  million a week.  | Sound Construction |  I  I  I  I  Carpen ter-Contractor  Interior Finishing, House  I  I  I  ��� Framing, Concrete Form Work fl  : ���  ��� Gary Wallinder 886-3976���  ! i  ��� Box 920 Gibsons |  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS  Deputy Clerk-Treasurer  Applications will be received by the undersigned  up to 4:30 p.m., February 15, 1976 for the position  of Deputy Clerk-Treasurer.  DUTIES:  The successful applicant will be responsible for  all phases of accounting to trial balance, including  the recording of cash receipts and disbursements,  payroll, billing and preparation of quarterly  statements and reports. Other duties will include  the preparation of Council Meeting agendas, the  taking of minutes at various meetings and the preparation of municipal by-laws.  QUALIFICATIONS:  A sound knowledge of general accounting procedures, ability to meet and deal effectively  with the public.  Salary is commensurate with experience and  qualifications.  Applications in writing, should  tions,  experience,   availability,  other pertinent information.  state qualifica-  references  and  J. W. Copland,  Clerk-Treasurer  Village of Gibsons  P.O. Box 340,  Gibsons, B.C.  VON 1V0  help we can get. This week, the  ceiling was spackled ��� our  thanks to Gerry McConnell for a  job well done.  We still have prime sign space  for sale, and interested parties  may obtain details by calling  either. Ozzie Hinck^ or George  Cooper.  Several tentative requests for  summer bookings have been received. Anyone interested in off-.  season rental of the building  should call soon to Gus Schneider  The rink number is 886-7512.  S     RENO    ]  SUNSHINE COAST  COMMUNITY RESOURCE SOCIETY  GENERAL MEETING  Music Room at Sechelt Elementary School  February 19,1976 at 7:30 p.m.  Plan to attend and participate in Discussion of:���  1. Constitutional Amendments  2. February-March "Community Assessment"  Programs  3. Role of the Society in the Community.  And   Meet   our   New   Staff   and   Consultants  ^^l^iiiS',^^  MAKE US AN OFFER AND WE WILL  REALLY GOTO  TOWN  FOR YOU  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  BY BUS  $98  i  i  i  i  i  February 21-27        g  Book NOW. Don't be    |  disappointed |  j_ 885-2910   |  ON ANY OF OUR FULL LINE OF  CHRYSLER PRODUCTS:  VALIANT, DARJ, VOLARE, ASPEN,  DODGE TRUCKS or Fine USED TRUCKS  SEE OR CALL US TODAY  SECHELT CHRYSLER  885-2204  D3555  TRAIL BAY SPORTS UNLIMITED  Cowrie St.  885-2512  SECHELT  Joel Aldred talks to Brian Bristow, financial advisor for B.C.  Central Credit Union, about registered retirement savings plans:  "Your plan is one of the fastest  growing in B.C.  .i Why?"    >M'  Brian: "The B.C. Central' Credit Union Retirement Savings Plan  pays a high rate of interest and, unlike many other plans,  there's no "front-end load" or "start up" charge. Also;  funds aren't locked in for a long period of time. Should  you decide to withdraw frorn the plan, all that's required  is sixty days written notice. With bur RSP, there's no  "withdrawal charge" or "interest penalty".  Every dollar you invest works for you!';"���,���  Joel:     "It's a great way to plan your future now. Remember  the deadline for contributions is Saturday, February 28,"  BCCentral CREDIT UNION  Retirement Savings Plan  for raernber's at all- participating credit unions, and co-ops.  b. ut on your  BY JOAN BELLINGER  A short way up Highway 99  North, on the way to Squamish,  you will find a most intriguing  attraction ���the British Columbia  Museum of Mining. This museum  does not just offer a chance to;  look at a case of rocks and miners'  picks; it is a truly living museum  where you don your hardhat and a  raincape, travelling underground  into the murky depths of the old  copper mine, Anaconda.  Plans for the museum started  soon after the mines at Britannia were closed because of a  shortage of ore and low world  prices for copper. Barney Greenlee, a former mine manager, is  credited with the inspiration to  open a mine museum. Now, after  various government grants and a  great deal of work 'from many  people, the British Columbia  Mtjseum of Mining is a reality.  A ^nonprofit society, the Mining  St'-   .     . ���        ���       ������  Museum Society (formerly the  Britannia Beach Historical Society) was incorporated in 1972 and  is supported by government, industry and the public.  On Highway 99 North, about  29 miles from Horseshoe Bay,  there is a large parking lot and  the word 'Museum' within sight  of the old mining buildings of  Britannia. A bright yellow ore  train will immediately catch your  eye. As you start up the large, flat  rock steps, with your escort in a  red hard hat, you will open a new  world of mining history.  The History Trail, 600 feet long  on which you will be guided,  gives you an idea of all that went  into the mining of copper, lead,  coal and zinc during the 'olden  days'of mining.  Figures made from pipe and  painted white add interest and  amusement to the many scenes,  as you see the figures lowering  DEADLINE FEB. 29, 1976  FOR AUTO INSURANCE  1  A  1976  INSURANCE AND  LICENCE  WE ARE READY AND FULLY STAFFED  FOR NEW PLATES,  f   NEW REGISTRATIONS, TRANSFERS,  SPECIAL COVERAGES  AND RENEWALS.  DEAL WITH CONFIDENCE WITH A  LICENSED INSURANCE AGENT  PROVIDING YEAR ROUND SERVICE  6 DAYS A WEEK  \ \ Ml:  SEASIDE PLAZA  PHONE 886-2000  buckets at the famous Billy Barker mine on Williams Creek,  working with a rocker box to  extract gold from the sand, or  leaning on an old wheelbarrow,  which probably broke many a  miner's back.  As you climb part of the mountain, in easy stages, over a well-  fenced trail and, under green fir  trees, you will come out at the  level of the Museum Building,  and also gain a magnificent view  of blue Howe Sound.  Here you will be given a white  hard hat and a bright blue rain-  cape, plus a seat on an open, low-  slung, mining train. Your host, a  former miner, escorts you into the  dark tunnel, and heavy shoes and  warm clothes are recommended.  To the sound of constantly  dripping water, three ex-miners,  who thoroughly know their jobs,  . make mucking, slushing and drilling come to life as they ably  demonstrate the miners' tools of  yesterday. You are underground  almost an hour.  The museum building is built  of rough cedar and old beams  from the early machine shop of  the mine, and it contains inter-  1 esting exhibits, showing with  photographs  and  drawings  the  various processes of the mining  business.  The museum is open from  about the end of April to about  the end of September.  (This Travel B.C. story is one of  a series provided by the British  Columbia Department of Travel  Industry.)  Sunshine Coast News, February 10,1976.  A MOST intriguing attraction: the British Columbia Museum of Mining.  ���B.C. Government Photo.  Our Graduation Cards are now  on display as requested. Miss  Bee's, Sechelt.  Advertising  helps  make jobs.  CANADIAN ADVERTISING ADVISORY BOARD  Consumer prices rise  Sunshine Coast Regional District  NOTICE OF MEETING  The next regular meeting of the Sunshine Coast  Regional District Board will be held in  Electoral -  Area'T".  Date:       Thursday, February 12,1976  Time:       7:30p.m.  Place:   \ Langdale Elementary School  All interested persons are invited to attend.  A. G. Pressley  Secretary-Treasurer  Between November and December,, consumer price indexes  rose on 10 regional cities, declined in two and remained unchanged over-all in two others.  Price movements ranged from an  0.1% decline in both Quebec City  and Regina to an 0.6% increase  in Halifax.  Food prices decreased in 12  centres, mainly in response to  lower prices for pork, beef and  some fresh vegetables. But restaurant meal charges were generally higher.  Shelter charges for both owned  an,d^'rented accommodation. ,we��e.t,  higher in most cities; household?  operation charges also increased,  notably;for domestic gas in Vancouver and Montreal and for appliances.  Between December 1974 and  December 1975, consumer price  , indexes   rose   in   all    regional  cities with increases recorded as  follows:      Winnipeg,       11.3%;  Halifax 11.2%; Saskatoon 10.6%;  Saint John 10.6%; Calgary  10.3%; Thunder Bay 10.3%; St.  John's, 10.2%; Regina 9.9%;  Edmonton 9.8%; Montreal 9.7%;.  Ottawa 9.4%; Quebec City 9.3%;  Toronto 9.0%, and Vancouver  8.8%.  Domiciliary  A report from domiciliary physiotherapy indicated there were  six. new referrals to. the program  and a total of 24;hpme_.yisvits..made;  during the month of January.  Total mileage travelled was  534.9 miles,  A night school course in relaxation and massage was recently offered at the Roberts Creek  Elementary school. Fourteen people registered for the course.  The course will be repeated  twice more this spring.  m&^sm��?����  TODAY'S   ANSWER  ���:fmM2Mm  ^iHBHa^aefflgisef  ACROSS  1 Mislay  5 Developmental  phases  11 Romanian  city  12 Lease  holder  13 Farm  structure  14 Appear  15 Irish or  Arabian  16 Faucet  17 June  beetle  18 Outdated  (hyph. wd.)  20 Marine  bird  21 Small  boat  22 Swedish  girl's  name  23 Binge  25 New  26 Greek  war  deity  27 Nursery  game,  with  "cake"  28"-  Miserables"  29 Heavy  silk  fabric  32 Balaam's  steed  33 That  chap's  34 Island (Fr.)  35 "Barbery  Shore"  author  37 Ignoble  38 Snub  39 Cartoonist  Soglow  40 Continued  without  break  41 Coloring  expert  DOWN  1 Round-up  equipment  2 Window  style  3 Chef's  creation  (2 wds.)  4Taro  root  5 Vaporous  6 Arizona  city  7 Chemical  suffix  jJj.OM3aON9  31 "il i aisl i IhbbsIsIvi  0@SHI_HII  @_)_1  SBdv  EBHEEJ   HSBHB  f_|A_  EEH, ��HH  ;H_]@  _i@s_}(__] swus  J. N V N 31BQ V _ Vl  SBHaOS   HBKB  8 Ordinary  (2 wds.)  9 Overeat  10 Of the  breastbone,  16 Weary  19 Rhythm  tappers  22 Whit  23 Greek  island  24 Foreshadow  25 Catches  27 Coupled  29 First word  of most  limericks  30 Fill with  merriment  31 Voice for  "Mother  Machree"  36 Mary ���  Williams  37 Dress  style  ,  SCHOOL DISTRICT #46  (Sechelt)  The Board meeting of Thursday,  February 12 will take place at Elphinstone  Secondary School in the library. Items of  particular interest to the public will be the  consideration of the staff and pupil report  pr^rtheii,improvements needed at Elphi n-  stone, consideration of va*Brrefv from the  teachers re the need for teacher aides,  and establishment by the board of the  1976 budget: The meeting commences at  7:30 p.m.  ~i  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  ��� AUTOMOTIVE  SERVICES  NEED TIRES?  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  attheS-BENDSon  Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  Automotive - Parts  Sales and Service  ���Rotor lather service tor disc  ������    Brakes and Drum Brakes  ��� Valve and Seat Grinding  ALL MAKES SERVICED  DATSUN SPECIALISTS  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  AL JAMIESON  Gibsons Phone 886-7919  ���BANKS  ROYAL BANK  OF CANADA  GIBSONS , Branch-Ph.    886-2201  SECHELT  Branch-Ph.   885-2201  HOURS  Gibsons:Mon - Thurs-.  10a.m.-3p.m.  Fri., 10a.m. -6p.m.  Sechelt: Tues - Thurs.  10a.m.-3p.m.  Fri., 10a.m.-6p.m.  Sat., 10a.m.-3p.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.  WINDSOR  PLYWOOD?  (THE PLYWOOD 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  ��� CABINET MAKING        ��� ELECTRICIANS  OCEANSIDE  FURNITURE  & CABINET SHOP  Hardwood Specialists  Custom   Designed   Furniture  Kitchen and Bathroom  Cabinetry  Remodelling  R. BIRKIN  Beach  Ave.,   Roberts   Creek  Phone 885-3417  ���CLEANERS  ARGOSHEEN  We Clean Carpets  Chesterfields, etc.  No Soap Buildup  Stay Clean Longer  FREE ESTIMATES  TOM SINCLAIR  Box 294, Sechelt  ... Phone 885-9327  12-1 or after 5 p.m.  rLXssmmMm  ��� CONSTRUCTION  GIBSONS  BUILDING SUPPLIES  (1971) LTD.  ALL BUILDING MA TERIALS  READY-MIX  CONCRETE -GRAVEL  GENERAL PAINT  Highway 101 - Gibsons  886-2642 886-7833  ��� DISPOSAL  SERVICES  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  i Port Mellon to Ole's Cove  886-2938 885-9973  When renovating or  spring cleaning  Call us for your disposal needs  Commercial Containers  available  SIM ELECTRIC Ltd.  Electrical Contractor  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  ��� PAINTING  ��V  BE ELECTRICtal.  >  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  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  ��� MOVING &  STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S  TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage  Complete Packing  Packing Materials for Sale  Member Allied Van Lines  Phone 886-2664 - R.R. 1, Gibsons  ABC  GENERAL PAINTING  SPRA Y - BRUSH - ROLL  Call 886-2512  ��� PAVING  COAST PAVING  :    PAVING FROM DRIVEWAYS  TO HIGHWAYS  Highways, Parking Areas  Driveways, Crushed Gravel  Equipment Rentals  Main Office  Box 95,  Powell  River,  485-6118  Branch Office:  Sechelt, Ph. 885-2343  9:30 to 3:30 p.m.  ��� PLUMBING  RAY NEWMAN  PLUMBING  SALES & SERVICE  Hot Water Heating  Building and Alterations  Davis Bay Rd., R.R. 1,  Sechelt-Ph. 885-2116  PENINSULA  -���*       PLUMBING  CONTRACTING  Port Mellon - Pender Harbour  Free Estimates  Phone 886-9533  Rick 886-7838 Tom 886-7834  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  ��� PLUMBING (Cont)  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING - PIPEFITTING  STEAMFITTING  HOTWATER HEATING  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. to5:30p.m.  Res. 886-9949  ��� RETAIL STORES  ��� ROOFING  MISS BEE'S  Card and Gift Shop  Wharf Rd., Sechelt  P.O. Box 213 Ph. 885-9066  Coutts-HallmarkCards &  wrappings, Gifts, Picture  Puzzles; English Bone China  cups, saucers, etc.  Boutique Items  Local Artists' Paintings  c   &   s  HARDWARE  &  APPLIANCES  Sechelt ��� 885-9713  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES  NOTIONS etc.  RE PA IRS AND SER VICE  TO ALL MAKES  SEW EASY  Cowrie St.  Sechelt 885-2725  STAN HILSTAD  ROOFING  DUROID, SHAKES  OR REROOFING  R.R. 1, Port Mellon Highway  Gibsons  Phone 886-2923  ���SURVEYORS  ROY8, 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  NEVENS' TV  Service Depot for  PHILIPS ��� ZENITH  PANASONIC ���ADMIRAL  FLEETWOOD DEALER  MASTERCHARGE  Phone 886-2280  J &C ELECTRONICS  & APPLIANCES  Charles (Chuck) Stephens  SALES and SERVICE  INGLIS & PHILIPS  MARINE ELECTRONICS  Across from Red & White  Sechelt 885-2568  ���TV & RADIO (cont)  PAJAK  ELECTRONICS  CO: LTD.  RCA & ELECTROHOME  Authorized Dealer  Sales and Service ���  886-7333 Gibsons  ��� TRAILER PARK  SUNSHINE COAST  TRAILER PARK  1 Mile West of Gibsons, Hiway  Laundromat  Extra Large Lots  and Recreation area  Parklike Setting   Phone 886-9826 \  ��� TREETOPPING  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 .,  '?-  ��� WELDING  B. MacK WELDING     '  BRADMacKENZIE  Certified Welder  886-7222 i  tfSULTS  i 8  Sunshine Coast News, February 10, 1976.  Transactional Analysis  On Saturday, .February 14,  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mr Derek  Everard will introduce Transactional Analysis (TA) and explain  how effective communication  achieved by TA can be applied in  daily life, to organizations, in the  marriage situation, and in teaching.  For SI.50you can acquire a little book called Introduce Yourself  to Transactional Analysis. In this  book you will find chapters dealing with the question of what you  are as a person and your transactions with other people. The following   is   a   quote   from   one  chapter entitled Your Stamp Collections and Rackets:  . "Collecting trading stamps in  TA language means  saving  up  feelings until you have enough to  cash in for a prize.  You  know  about the stamps you get when  you buy something at the store.  You can save them up to cash in  for a prize or gift. In about the  same way you can use almost anything that happens to you as a  trading stamp.  For example,  if  a person does not say thank you,  you may collect a stamp. You can  save  up insults   or   hurts   from  someone until you feel you have  enough to trade in for one big  punch on his jaw. You can choose  to feel that after all, you've had  to take from him you have earned  the right to hit him. That is, you  have  saved   up  enough  stamps  for one guilt-free act of revenge.  "Brown  stamps  are   for  bad  feelings, gold slumps are for good  feelings. You may want to cash  in  a full  page  or  full  book  of  brown stamps for one free temper  tantrum,  or  a  day  off  "Sick."  tantrum,  or a day off  "sick."  You may need many books for a  of guilt, at least for a while.  It  means you feel you now have the  "right" to do what you might not  ordinarily do."  The book also has chapters  called The Ways You Fill Your  Time, The Games You Play, Your  Life Script, and What Experience  in a TA Group Can Mean To You.  Transactional Analysis is not a  fad nor should it be considered  simplistic. It is a human potential model based on sound research which, properly applied,  will contribute to the growth and  development of people and organizations.  The Introduction to Transactional Analysis takes place on  February 14 at 9 a.m. in Sechelt  Elementary School, Music Room,  and Part 2 is scheduled for Saturday, February 28 from 9 a.m. to  4 p.m. The fee for each workshop  is $15 per person and $25 for  couples. The class is limited to 20  participants.  For further information and  registration please call the School  Board Office 886-2225, Co-ordinator Karin Hoemberg, Centre for  Continuing Education.  Capt.Higgs'     A walk down memory lane  lifesaving buoy  shown  VICTORIA���The Maritime  Museum of British Columbia in  Victoria's Bastion Square will  place on display the prototype  model of a Lifesaving Search Initiator Buoy on February .7. An invention of international significance, this device was invented  by Captain W. York Higgs of  Gibsons, and is designed to facilitate the location of sunken vessels  and survivors after an accident.  An automatic radio signal and  strobe light on the buoy are  designed to alert Air-Sea Rescue  following a sinking, while the  buoy itself, which is fastened to  the wreck, provides an anchoring-  mooring   position   for   liferafts.  This important British Columbia invention is on loan to the  Maritime Museum of B.C. from  the Modern History Division,  B.C. Provincial Museum.  Elphevents  by D.J. HAUKA*  Students usually bemoan the  passing of the old semester and  approach the coming semester  with apprehension. This is especially true with senior students, because it may be their  last semester. The end of a semester would be nothing without  good old report cards. Really  "clever" these little slips of  paper! For the average student it  has a way of making a perfectly  acceptable mark diminish in the  face of all the "As" on your  friends' cards.  Turning aside for the moment,  1 will reiterate the student council's request for furniture. If  you have any old furniture you  are not using we would appreciate your donation.  Many Elphi students are confused and angry with the homecoming for which the grads from  1952 up to 1975 have rented the  gym for a dance. This is fine but  they want to (and probably will)  wear street shoes. We've had two  dances  with 800 students,  and  they've all taken off their shoes. If  shoes were worn the gym floor  would be ruined, and now the  grads want to wear shoes.  Nobody would think of not letting  the grads in but no one wants  them   to   wear  shoes,  not   Mr.  Montgomery,   nor  the  teachers  and certainly not the students.  The    question    now    becomes,  who does? The answer to that is  the school board; trustees are allowing the Grads to wear shoes.  The argument is valid, that the  gym should be used as much as  possible as a community facility.  Everyone   agrees   to   this.   The  Grads have rented this as a private group and this is a fact. The  conflict   arises   not   only    over  shoes,   but   also   over   the   fact  that smoking and drinking will be  allowed in the gym. These questions  will  be  discussed   at   the  next     school     board     meeting  (though not at length, we are told)  on February 12. The student  council urges the students who  are interested to attend, as well  as all parents and other adults.  The radio club received its turn  table from Vancouver this week.  The announcers gathered reverently around the tinted glass  dome, hushed and quiet. Then  everyone started talking to each  other and bustled out the door. A  couple of days later we cursed it  roundly, and pulled handfuls of  our hair put. The stupid thing  wouldn't work. We tried no less  than four different adapters  without success.  Then one morning we walked in  and found it worked. School  genius Kim Shewchuck solved the  problem like a Scotland Yard  detective solving an absurdly  simple case of mass murder.  Exactly how he did this we don't  know.  A new station (LATE) is joining  the club starting today, and Eric  Hopkins will start on his own after  school show from 3:25 to 4 p.m.  He will play a mixture of music  and comedy (mostly Monty Python) if comedy it can be called.  The school newspaper, Elphevents, got off the ground again  with a new staff (except myself,  who joined again, and Maria Lynn  who is helping us). The fourth  volume of Elphevents is going to  be most difficult, mainly because  we've been put into seminar two,  which is not unlike a partitioned  hallway. It is halfway across the  school from the typing area where  all the real work is done. But,  overcoming the difficulties should  not be too hard and Elphevents  should carry on.  In closing, there are still a few  Elephantstone T shirts left.  Get yours today for only $3.50.  A bargain at this price. Contact  either George Mathews or myself  D. J. Hauka.  Twenty-three members of the  Gibsons Hospital Auxiliary went  down memory lane at their regular monthly meeting, February 4,  when Clem Cruickshank showed  slides  of  Aloha   Luncheons   of  1973 and 1974, and the Hospital  Gift Shop  and  workers  in  the  Thrift  Shop.  The  meeting  was  rnainly concerned with the Lower  Mainland Area Conference to be  held in Sechelt April 28. Co-ordinating Council of the six auxiliaries  to St. Mary's Hospital is host for  this important event. Three hundred delegates are expected, and  the six auxiliaries are looking forward to showing these delegates  the activities  they are engaged  in.  Eight tables of bridge met in  January ��� perhaps this month  you   can   win   the. door   prize!  Dividends  increase  The 1975 financial report for  the Elphinstone Co-op Association shows that a total of $9,467  was paid out in dividends. This  figure represents about three percent of the sales revenue.  The report also indicates that  sales during the last year increased from $663,500 in 1974 to  $769,269 for 1975. Assets for the  last fiscal year ending in October  are listed at $109,810.54.  Records show that the co-operative association also paid a  three percent dividend to members in 1973 and 1974. Actual dollar amounts of the dividends increased from $5354 to $7465 during those two years. Total dividends paid out by the Co-op in  the last three years total $22,286.  Your opportunity to play comes  on the fourth Monday of each  month, 7:30 p.m. at the Health  Unit,  corner of South  Fletcher  and Winn Road. Two first, two  second and a door prize are to be  won! Call Mrs. Gladdie  Davis,  886-2009 or Mrs. Alameda Whiting,   886-2050   for   information.  Betty Gisvold, Annie Metcalfe.,  Lila Trott, Ivy Richards, Gladys  Palmer, Jean Wyngaert and Mae  Allison worked 19 hours in extended care during the month of  January. Mrs. Dorothy Rose has  asked for knit or crochet shoulder  shawls for the ladies in Extended Care.  Flannelette has been  donated for bed-jacket type tops  for patients who, need an extra  touch  of warmth   come   nighttime. Marge Langdale and Faye  Edney will  provide  us  with   a  suitable   pattern.   This   sewing  project   will   be   added   to  the  quilting bee to be held at Calvary  Baptist     Church,     Park     Rd.,  Gibsons,  Wednesday,  February  11 at 1:30 p.m. If you can sew,  knit, crochet, visit, or sell, there  is a place and. a job for you.  The next meeting will be March  3, 1:30 p.m., at the Health Unit.  Regulations  "shot down"  Jack Paterson, Regional District Director for Area A (Pender  Harbour) says he believes the  proposed firearms regulations  will probably be "shot down."  The new regulations restricting  the carrying of firearms may be  adopted for some areas of the district but will probably exclude  areas A and E, who are objecting  to the district's plan. Parts of the  new bylaw may be adopted which  would stop shooting around power lines and other similar sites.  MMMMMMMWMMMHM^^  St. Bartholomew's W.A.  VALENTINE TEA  Saturday, February 14 ���2 to 4p.m.  PARISH HALL, GIBSONS  Bake Sale, Raffle and Pillow Sale  Admission 50$  EVERYBODY WELCOME  MMMMMMMMMMMIMMWMMWi  ALUMINUM  GUTTERS ssr  MBM 39*  HARDB0ARD  4x8x'/4"  SERVICE GRADE  $  C0L0RT0NE  Mahogany Panels  Utility Grade  Panels  4x8x4 mm.  $3.49  Sheet  2.99  Sheet  #1 Fingerjoint  Casing $1.49  per set  SAM0AN COCOA  Utility Grade Paper Overlay Panel  $4.49  4x8x4 mm.  Light Brown  Sheet  OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  886-9221  Sunshine Coast Highway  Gibsons  Village staff  receive wage  increases  Staff for the village of Gibsons  were given a ten percent wage increase retroactive to January 1.  This decision was made by the  Mayor and aldermen in an in-  camera meeting last week.  The increase, which will apply  to administrators and clerical  workers, and the village works  crew, was set at ten percent in  line with the federal government's wage guidelines.  Council also considered the implementation of a four day work  week for village office workers.  Council was in favor of experimenting with the four day work  week but dates for the changeover have not been set.  &  X*  ,o**  K_  Jt  Where You're Treated Right  ���__m_L_M__J  _^_rM__l^__H  .��  /  ���s?,  <3  # ,  MUSK by Houbigant  ON THE GO SET (Cologne & Bubbly Milk Bathl  FREE with a $5.00 purchase of MUSK  VALENTINE CHOCOLATES  by MOIRS, LAURA SECORD AND ROWNTREE  7<s Just arrived in time for Valentine Gift Giving  324 NEW DESIGN  CHARMS AND BRACELETS  o^  MOOD RINGS @ '3.95  ��>  Health and Beauty Aid Specials  Metamucil  2.89  12 oz. Natural  source laxative  NeoCitran  1.39  Maalox Plus     '199  12 oz. Antacid and  Antiflatulent  Dimetapp Extentabs  12s. Sinus congestion, $|   OQ  Colds _���_.��?  10s. Hot Drink Medicine  for Colds.  Ayds  Small _>��� j��7  Vitamin & Mineral  Reducing Plan  Magicubes        4.89  Super Max     '26.45  By GILLETTE  Action Plus      '1.07  All Purpose Cleaner  Cleans everything washable  Super Car Model Sale  Plastic, reg. $4.49       $1 30  Sale priced at OaOO  Neet Aerosol     '1.73  100gm.  12 Flashes  Spray Starch       67'  1  16 oz. byBIOLAN  Schick II  Twin Blades, 5s  96'  High Mountain Pine  32 oz. Cleaner 02*  and Disinfectant  Hair Spray  16 oz.  '1.19  SUDDEN BEAUTY  SUNN YCREST PLAZA  886-7213  GIBSONS  r  i  i  i  i  i  i  o  i  Bi  i r  ���;-*;\ "'  v^sn^ssss?  i i  i J  fey  JA,k.  IMft  Continues at  _u_i____.  u.~ ���/ <��*��_*_, ui.uiaiy_Jyrfa*j_  COWRIE ST. SECHELT  885-9330  I  I  I  I  1  I  I  I  I  k  *;

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