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Array Provincial Library,  Victoria, B. C.  Published at Gibsons, B.C  Volume 29, Number 14  April 6,1976  15$ per copy  on newsstands  |      LAST WEEK'S WEATHER  Low  High         Rein  March 27  2C  9C    10.7mm  March 28  IC  11C      1,3mm  March 29  2C  5C     7.9mm  March 30  2C  9C     3.8mm    j  March 31  IC  9C            Nil  April 1  -IC  9C            Nil.  April 2  IC  IOC            Nil  Week's Rainfall 23.7mm  1976480.0mm  *  ?**"**���     i*** *%fy**\     j*f7t*e*Z3i       ^j"******. *    ft ��.���� -* <*  ___  ZKS jv y�� ia.'a&i*'  B.C. Ferry union  contract talks  reach stalemate  ANATOMY OF A BED RACE  I  IF YOU HAPPENED to see a bunch of  beds racing around Highway 101 in front  of Sunnycrest Shopping Centre last Saturday at noon and you thought the Cedars  Inn was doing its annual spring cleaning,  you thought wrong. The bedlam, in fact,  was the annual Gibsons bed race for the  coveted bedpan trophy awarded annually  to the fastest bed. This year's exciting  race caught last year's winners, Gibsons  Volunteer Fire Department; sleeping as  their entry was blanketed by a brass contraption representing the Gibsons Lions  Club. The race was sponsored by the  Kinsmen Club to promote last Monday's  Blood Donor Clinic.  Kinsmen came in  third behind the fire department and the1  Gibsons Rugby Club brought up the rear.  Photo top left shows the Lions winning  entry approaching the finish line with 15  year old Joel Beilerh/e, son of Lions Club  member Joe Bellerive, at the helm. Top  right shows Lions President Ken Crosby  receiving the famous Bedpan trophy from  Kinsmen President Rick "Twiggy"  Wray. Even Gibsons Mayor Larry Labonte tried to have a nap as shown in  photo bottom left. He is backed by members of the Kinsmen club. Photo bottom  right shows beds lined up at the starting  gate.  J  Recycling: A question of priorities  Last August two young,  unemployed Pender Harbour  residents began to think about  starting up a recycling operation  under the LIP grant program.  They formulated their plans,  gathered signatures of support  fdr the proposal on a petition  and sent it in with an application  to the Vancouver LIP office.  The plan was soon approved  ,and Peninsula Recycling was  born last November with a  , budget of over $23,000.  The    program's -organizers  Tom Haigh and Glen Watts set  . up     seven     collection    stalls  between Gibsons and Egmont,  convinced v a   few   people   to  donate their old bottles, tins  and  newspapers  and opened'  up :an   office-wharehouse    in  Sechelt. The grant allowed them  to employ five people at a salary  of SI 25 a week and paid the  costs of running their trucks and  renting their office. This operation cost the federal government /nearly, $3000 a month plus  a few thousand in start up costs.  After sue months of operation  the organization has collected  five tons of recyclable garbage  with a total value of approximately   $150.   This  may  not  seem like much but how much is  garbage usually worth? Nothing. In fact the regional board  spends   $7,000   a   month   in  carting it away.  It is only in the last couple of  months that Peninsula Recycling has started to catch on.  It took a while for people to get  used to putting things in the  stalls. Now, just as every one  is getting into the habit of using  this service, the LIP grant is  about to run out and Tom Haigh  wants the regional board or  the provincial government to  continue the financing which  means an expenditure of up to  $2,000 a month. If the SCRD  agrees what are we going to get  for our money?  Tom Haigh admits that recycling is still an expensive  proposition but he thinks it's  worth the $20,000 plus a year to  install a system that makes  better use of our natural resources and will eventually,  out of necessity become the  most common method of  i garbage disposal. He is willing  to trim down the operation to  two men with some part time  help but he feels that recycling  has as much right to public  funds as any other, form of  garbage disposal. They are  presently recycling nearly  two tons of garbage a month  that would otherwise be lying in  the regional dump.  There seems to be a general  agreement around the Sunshine  Coast that recycling is a good  thing, it is just the economics  that are causing concern. Since  the sevice has started they  have picked up 3Vi tons of  glass,. V* of a ton of tin and 3A of  a ton of paper. The glass and  paper are worth about- $20 a  ton and the tin is worth about  $45 a ton. Of course at these  rates it is easy to see that a  recycling operation will never be  totally self sufficient but Haigh  believes    that    with    proper  financing he could make the  operation at least 25 to 50 per- v  cent self supporting.  The two things that would be  necessary to do this would be  a large truck to take the crushed  waste into Vancouver at a lower  rate than what they now pay and  a greater quantity of recyclable  material which could be found  by Peninsula Recycling working  with the SCRD garbage collec-  ors. Their major problem right  , now is that the money they get  for the scrap -glass, tin . and  paper barely pays for its transportation into Vancouver.  Haigh sees no reason why with  some time and investment recycling couldn't become almost  as practical as the more common  forms of garbage disposal.  He feels that the public is  gradually getting used to the  idea of recycling and it would be  a shame to stop the service now  .'(_~fW*  .'������-*    < , ''."i,v. !*iT��aV-    -     . -   ���      -SLvVi "'"������'   '���  ! <Mr. ^ **^ct*t���*���  TOM HAIGH may soon have to pack up his Peninsula  Recycling because of lack of funds.  and let the public fall back into  using the dumps when eventually recycling is going to have  to be started all over again.  Haigh added that the Vancouver recycling organizations  seem to be doing all right now  and that in other cities they have  become almost self sufficient.  He also feels that if die regional  district keeps the operation  running through the summer  there is a chance that it can once  again be funded as an LIP  grant next winter.  Haigh made a presentation  to the last meeting of the SCRD  Public Utilities Committee and  admits that he does think there  is some hope of regional district  support. The. district is currently considering purchasing  an incinerator and if it does it  will nave to find an alternative method of disposing  of glass waste. Chairman Peter  Hoernburg has mentioned that  it. could be possible to work the  recycling group into these plans  but doubts whether the regional  district will be ready to move  by the May LIP deadline. The  board also seems to have doubts  about whether the people are  willing to wash their glass  refuse and set it aside for pick-  There is no simple answer to  the problem. It gets down to  the simple question of how  much are. people willing to pay  in order to protect our enviro-  ment and conserve our natural  resources. Tom Haigh thinks  we should pay the price even if  it is asking a lot of both government and the people to expect  full co-operation andfinacing.  Construction  permits slump  Construction in the Village  of Gibsons for the month of  March has fallen sharply from  the same period last. year. Only  two new permits were issued last  month compared with six new  permits in the same period last  year. Value of the new construction was estimated at  $36,000 down from $58,000 in  March 1975.  The year to date figures show  a decline in building permits  to nine from the 1975 first quarter  figure of 14. The value of last  years first quarter construction  was $144,000 compared to  $65,000 in the current quarter.  Contract negotiations' between  B.C. Ferries employees and representatives of the provincial government came to a standstill last  week after both union and management agreed that no settlement could be reached on a number of points, one point being the  elimination of all overtime for  B.C. Ferries workers.  Negotiations were started at  the beginning of March and dealt  with hours of work and shift  changes. A stalemate was reached over the elimination of overtime clause and several other  points that included elimination  of the paid meal break,, and the  establishment of an 11 month  work year on the Vancouver-  Victoria and Horseshoe Bay-Nan-  aimo runs with no replacement of  vessels during the annual refit.  The ferry workers' biggest contention at the moment is the elimination of overtime which one employee said would take as much as  $200 a month out of the wage  packet. B.C. Ferries proposes  that employees work 1827 hours  per year and that all hours in excess of that would be taken off at  straight time.  B.C.. Ferries, soon to be a  Crown corporation, has also requested that shifts of eight, nine  or ten hours be established, all to  be worked at straight time.  ��� According to one report employees would be asked to work  ten days off and ten days on and  any work over and above the 1827  hours per year would then be taken off as straight time off, possibly during annual refit.  Commenting on > the ; govern-  .  ment's proposals, a union mem-  contract would be accepted the  way it now stands and he said if it  is ratified workers plan to walk off  their vessels after the standard  seven hour shift.  The union member, who. asked  to remain anonymous, saM over-,  time is presently paid for time  worked oyer, the seven hours. If  the overtime is eliminated, the  morning shift, for instance, would  walk off the vessel at 1:30 p.m.,  thereby eliminating the 1:30 p.m.  sailing from Langdale and the  subsequent sailing for that boat  from Horseshoe Bay.  He said ferry employees do not  want a strike but that the. contract proposals may force a showdown.  Don Black, the terminal chairman for the Langdale local of  general and licensed components  of the Marine Services declined to  comment on the negotiations.  The Marine Services is part of  the B.C. Government Employees  Union.  Selma Park  opposes rate  increases  Residents of Selma Park have  come out in opposition to the proposed ferry rate increases.  A motion passed at a recent  meeting of the Selma Park Community Association states that  members of the association "feel  that any increase in the Sunshine  Coast ferry rate is unfair, unnecessary and unwarranted" as  this route is our only means of  getting to our homes and is therefore merely an extension of the  highway system."  Nothing in the provincial government's budget released last week  indicated ferry rates would increase but recent unofficial reports from Victoria indicated  rates may be as much as doubled.  In a letter addressed to Jack  Davis, Minister of Transport,  Fred Henderson, president of  the Selma Park Community Association, also mentioned the possibility that legitimate resident  commuter pis^_ay-be^lihiin-  ; ated. Henderson said the discontinuance of such commuter passes would be a hardship and a  definite discrimination against  Sunshine Coast residents.  "If, as rumored, "the letter  states, "there arc mare commuter passes in use than there are  residents on the Sunshine Coast;  a simple system of cancellation of  the present cards and re-issue of  new ones, possibly with the holder's picture on them could be  made, after applicants have proven that they are bona-fide residents."  A copy of the letter was forwarded to MLA Don Lockstead..  Fire permits required  The Sunshine Coast District Forest Ranger, R.S. Wilson,  has announced that starting April 15 burning permits will be  required for open rubbish fires. The permit is not required for  campfires or enclosed fires such as drum incinerators with a  screen on the top or barbeque type fires.  Applications for burning permits can be obtained at both  Gibsons and Sechelt municipal offices or for those outside the  villages, permit applications are available from the B.C. Forest  Services office at the corner of Highway 101 and Wharf Road in  Sechelt.  the requirement will be in effect until further notice.  SCRD receives statements  The Sunshine Coast Regional  District has just received their  1975 financial statements and  according to auditors Johnson,  Rickard and Co. of Vancouver  the district showed an operating  surplus of $92,411 last year.  Total revenues were $487,648.  Expenditures came to $395,237.  The SCRD managed to stick  to the original budget fairly  closely with deficits arising only  in the operation of the cemetery,  garbage collection and the  installation of street lighting.  Largest surpluses were in general  administration, the operation  of the garbage sites arid building  and plumbing inspection. The  water works utility showed a  surplus for the year of a further  $53,100.  The Sunshine Coast Regional  Hospital District statement  was also issued this week. Again  we find a balanced statement  with a surplus of $1,247.  The auditors told the March 11  board meeting that they were  satisfied with the results of the  audit and considered the SCRD to  be in excellent financial shape.  Village mails letters  A series of letters explaining  the proposed sewer system will  be sent to the residents of Sechelt  so that all information is available to the public before the referendum that will determine whether or not Sechelt will get its  sewers.  Norm Watson, former Sechelt  Alderman, and now a sewer project consultant to the village, said.  Sunday that three letters will be  sent to Sechelt residents outlining  the need for sewers in the village,  the system's impact on the local  environment, and the cost of the.  project.  Watson said that all Sechelt  residents on the voter's list will  receive the series of letters.  A Regional District by-law to  finance the Sechelt sewer project  is now in Victoria awaiting approval. As soon as the bylaw returns a referendum will be called.  every Sunshine Coast News, April 6, 1976.  Sunshine Coast  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday  by Sechelt Peninsula News Ltd.  Ronald B. Cruice, Publisher.  Rob Dykstra, Editor.  Pender Harbour Representative:  Doug Sewell - 883-9276  Subscription Rates:  Distributed free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast  British Columbia $6.00 per year; $4.00 for six months.  Canada except B.C. $8.00 per Year.  United States and Foreign $10.00 per Year.  Phone886-2622 P.O. Box460, Gibsons, B.C.  Same old story?  Every ounce of faith British Columbia's free enterprise thinkers had in the  Social Credit party has now been tossed  down the drain.  The Socred"government has now  clearly demonstrated that the only difference between its philosophical stance  and that of the NDP is that the Socreds  hoard our money while the NDP squandered it.       .  Premier Bill Bennett and his finance  chief Evan Wolfe have, with last Friday's  budget, blatantly deceived the citizens  of this province. The government heads  have run true to the popular belief that  what a politician states he will do and  what he actually does are two very different things.  Our power-mad leaders have fraudulently led Socred voters to believe that  they are the true free enterprise fathers;  that they will reduce "big government";  that they will encourage "individual initiative"; that they will champion the free  market system.  The hypocrisy is present today for all  to see.  Sure, a government must "balance  its books," but why such a large book?  Government is in existence purely to  protect the rights of the individual. If it  has to be concerned and involved in some  market place activity, then let that be the  administration of the courts which protect  the individual's rights.  The government should leave all  other aspects alone. It has proved time  and time again that it cannot handle any  aspect efficiently. All facets of today's  bureaucracy are riddled with incompetency and red tape. Facets that would be  handled more proficiently if it were in the  hands of free enterprise. That goes for  health, welfare, transport, education, you  name it.  It is quite apparent that Premier  Bennett and his cohorts have no intention of reducing government interference  in people's lives and therefore the market  place.  It has no intention of encouraging  "individual initiative," "free enterprise"  and reducing "biggovernment."  It's the same old story. Government  for government sake.  ���Delta Optimist.  More waste  Canada and the United States are  the highest users of energy in the world,  consuming between the two some 43 percent of the energy supplies of this planet.  In our homes, businesses, governments  and industries more than half that  ' amount ends iip in waste. '''���".  In our haste to develop non-renewable energy resources to meet the insatiable demands of our affluent life  styles we, as a nation, seem unwilling to  take the time needed to plan our resource  development carefully, rather we deal  only in crisis situations.  The result is dangerous depletion of  energy supplies, pollution of air, water  and land, and, above all incredible waste.  Yet, in the midst of this waste,  there are many other countries, especially among the newer nations, that are suffering acute shortages of energy needed  just for basic survival. When tragedy,  either natural or man-made, strikes one  of these countries we take palliative measures by pouring in dollars when some  long-term international planning and restructuring of the present economic order  might well remedy the situation.  And waste does not end with our natural .resources in this hemisphere. There  is the waste of human resources: Natives  caught in the web of welfare and alcoholism; the expertise and experience7 of;  older people cast aside; large numbers of  chronically unemployed in depressed  -areas; creative and sensitive young people lost in a sub-culture.  We believe that the waste of .our  natural and human resources is due in  large measure to crisis-oriented, shortsighted planning on the part of governments and private institutions. There is a  real need to bring pressure on decisionmakers to design educational programs  and find ways to examine personal lifestyles, to change harmful patterns of  waste and to see that there is reflective,  long-term planning ratherthan band-aid,  remedial action.  We need to examine carefully this  global village we live in to try and  build a society based on justice rather  than greed, find human development,  rather than waste.  Sirloin or sludge?  Beefsteak from sewage sludge?  What a disgusting thought! But in Australia, an enterprising cattle-farm manager matter of factly recycles into food  nine tenths of the sludge produced by the  city of Melbourne (pop. 2,200,000). This  is the sludge that feeds the land that  grows the grass that fattens the Here-  fords that puts steak on Australian dinner  tables.  At a study day held recently in Burlington, Ontario, James McPherson described to 50 environmental scientists how  on the 27,000 acre Werribee Farm just  outside Melbourne the local  Board of  Works raises cattle and sheep on sludge-  fertilized grass ��� a two-and-a-half million dollar a year operation.  The sludge goes- directly onto the  land without requiring costly treatment.  But ... is the meat produced really fit  for human comsumption? "Certainly,"  says McPherson, showing color slides of  beautiful, fat-marble T-bone steaks to reinforce his opinion. True there was that  brief unpleasantness back in the '30s  when Werribee cattle developed human-  type tapeworms, but nobody's perfect.  Today the cattle meet all health safety  rules.  IliiiiiiMiiiiii:  FIVE YEARS AGO  Sechelt Indian Band Council  opens its own office in the Federal Building on the Reserve school  grounds.  March precipitation at 6.86  inches surpassed the 10 year average of 4.37 inches. High temperature was 53 and the low 24  degrees.  Upper Levels highway construction conditions force Sechelt  Motor Transport to revise its  schedule to Vancouver.  10 YEARS AGO  Rising food prices have merchants wondering when prices  will level off.  Gibsons council hopes to have a  parking control system by June 1.  Meals, school supplies, clothing and footwear for children are  now exempt from the provincial  sales tax.  15 YEARS AGO  Notice for the election of hospital trustees in the district's  four zones is published.  Canadian Forest Products celebrates the 10th anniversary of  operation at Port Mellon.  20 YEARS AGO  Gibsons Public Library board  increases from five to eight members due to growing public requirements.  The school district approved ���  budget for 1956 totals $404,415  which is $57,995 over, 1955.  25 YEARS AGO  Minister of Public Works Carson reveals a $1,000,000 roads  program is available if Black  Ball Ferries obtains its franchise.  Norman MacKay was elected  Gibsons Volunteer Fire Department chief.  Fitting her out for a summer of sailing ��� a sure sign of Spring on the Sunshine Coast.  Ever wonder what our honorable members talk about in the  hallowed House of Commons  when they're not talking about  gun control, capital punishment,  inflation...?  An excerpt from Hansard  shows us that on March 26 there  was some concern about one of  the MPs apparently drinking in  the House. Quote:  Mr. De Bane: Mr. Speaker, the  hon. member for Winnipeg North  Centre (Mr. Knowles) is drinking  a glass of milk, and 1 think he is  not giving a good example. It is  not the place for it.  An hon. member: He just hid it  in the drawer. He has to withdraw  behind the curtains.  Mr. Knowles: It is only tea and  I am halfway out of the chamber.  Mr. Deputy Speaker: I think  the point of order is valid. Really  the hon member whose name was  mentioned should withdraw a little further behind the curtains.  [Sunshine Sketches]  Mr. Prud'honune: Mr. Speaker  on this same point of order, I  would like to point out to you that  there is not any representative  from the NDP in the house at the  present time.  Mr. Guay: On the same point of  order, Mr. Speaker, I should like  to bring to your attention the fact  that even though the hon. member might have been drinking  something other than water, he  is in this House all day, everyday,  and he is also a M^anitoban and a  good parliamentarian, so I side  with him.  Mr. Deputy Speaker: I must  say to hon. members that it is not  the responsibility of the Chair to  take a roll call of the House. I  recognize again the hon. member '  for Lachine-Lakeshore (Mr. Bla-  ker).  Mr. Bbker: That was a very interesting interlude, Mr. Speaker.  I am sorry the hon. member from  Winnipeg North Centre (Mr.  Knowles) has been so heavily  attacked for drinking tea in the  house when we all know that not  too long ago in the days of Sir  John A. MacDonald it was the  habit to replace the water in the  glass with another fluid equally  clear, but more powerful than tea.  However, those days are gone.  Now that's what you call great  moments in Canadian history.  Keep up the great rhetoric, boys.  A few more debates like that and  the House of Commons will soon  resemble   the   Sechelt   Council  Chambers every first and third  Wednesday.  On the topic of meetings, this  was the week that you probably  spotted the lonely figure lurking  in the dark alleys of the Sunshine  Coast. It was probably a newspaper reporter with nothing to do.  Nothing to do because last week  was one of those rare weeks when  there were no regular meetings to  cover. With school board, region-,  al board, Sechelt and- Gibsons  councils all meeting at least twice  a month it's not that often a week  comes along where the reporter  does not experience the once or  twice weekly indigestion ��� from  rushing through meals, not from  the meeting, although that point  is highly debateable.  It's known as a dry news week.  Not only in the sense that the  news was scarce but with no  meetings in the evenings, there  (Continued on Page 10)  rs to the Editor  CONGRATULATIONS  MR. TROWER  Editor: I would like to comment  on the CBC production of Peter  Trower's "Between the Sky and  the Splinters" shown on TV last  Monday night.  The film itself was excellent.  His readings were very clear and  understandable even to young  people. The photography was a  work of art.  My only regret is that there was  no prior advertising by the CBC to  let viewers know a Canadian poet  would appear. It is most regrettable as so few Canadian artists  have a chance' to appear on television.  I sincerely hope Mr. Trower  will be able to acquire a print of  this production and have it shown  locally. Congratulations to Mr.  Trower on his success.  ���CHERYL ANNJAY  Gibsons.  RIGHT FACTS  Editor: In answer to Doug  Sewell's article on gun control in  the Coast News (March 30, 1976),  I would like to point out a few  things about some of his statements where I personally think he  is wrong, and also to bring to his  attention a few facts I know are  right.'  I have read Bill C-83 quite carefully. The bill in essence is supposed to keep fire arms out of the  hands of the criminal type. But  this will only work if the criminal  himself were toco-operate.  As the bill sits now, it appears  designed merely to harrass the  law abiding citizens, while providing no benefits to the public  at large. They are proposing to increase the maximum sentence for  crimes involving an offensive  weapon. Sounds good, but if no  one is getting the present maximum, what is accomplished by increasing this maximum.  They propose to give a one year  mandatory sentence to anyone  convicted of a criminal act with an  offensive weapon, which is a step  in the right direction; actually it  is a crawl.  Another proposal: If you forget  to lock your front door and someone gets in, steals your gun, and  robs a bank with it, ��� he will get  one year for the firearms offence.  You, however could get five  years! One year for a criminal act,  five years for a careless act. Tell  me who is getting the best of the  deal?  To call hunting a barbaric  waste of our dwindling natural  wild life is a ridiculous statement.  Hunting with a gun or a bow and  arrow usually results in the same  end for the animal hunted. So to  say unless a man hunts with a"  bow and arrow, he is not a sportsman , is also ridiculous.  To say our present wild life  program is designed to give ' 'free  food" to those who have the time  or equipment to go after it is quite  misleading. The average hunter  spends as much if not more per  pound for the meat he brings  home, than you pay for the meat  bought at the store.  It is only in the last few years  that the Fish and Wildlife branch  started seriously to take an interest in wild life as a natural resource, and this was brought  about mairtly by the B.C. Wild  Life Federation, which is composed of hunters, fishermen, and  other concerned individuals. The  main concern of the B.C. Wild- ���  life Federation, is the protection  and preservation of our wild, life  at any cost. Unfortunately at  times, industry, governments and ^  : some people tend to worry about  the cost.  Now you have chosen to attack  the hunter, sportsman, target  shooter and gun collectors to justify your defence of this gun con.-  trol bill. So until such time as  someone comes up with a bill  which will restrict or eliminate  criminal activities with an offensive weapon, without harrassing  law abiding citizens, let's let the  more than adequate laws now in  effect be enforced! Not to their  minimum but to their maximum!  ���W. J. ELLIS  Sechelt.  MISUNDERSTOOD  EDITOR:  i in regard to your commentary  in the Sunshine Coast News,  March 23, 1976 'An eye for an  eye?...' it seems to me that the  editors of ourv local paper (see  also previous editorial) misunderstand the issue of capital  punishment entirely. The whole  issue is geared and accepted to  meet the purely criminal aspects  in society, and is neither intended  nor equipped to deal with political  or ideological matters. Therefore  your historical analogies were  essentially out of context, provided    your    statements    were  factual. At any rate they, did not  provide a well-rounded picture,  as you failed to mention the most  extensive mass-exterminations  of all times - the wilful, ideologically inspired killing of sixty-  five million people in Russia by  the ruling Marxists, and many  more millions in the rest of the  world by that political system.  Why not cut the obvious problem  down to size?  Despite persistent postulations  no valid statistics exist to the  effect that capital punishment  for criminals   is  no  deterrent.  The reader may get the impression that the free'distribution  of the Coast News is coupled  with free brain-washing. ��� The  voice of the former editors was  far more balanced.  ROMULUS MUEHLENKAMP  Gibsons  /        NAIVE  COMMENTARY  Editor:   Your   "commentary"  headed "No right to carry arms"'���  (Coast News, March 30) is well  written, intentionally humorous,  but almost diabolically naive.  The present system of gun distribution has created a vicious circle. Recently a truck with an antiaircraft gun concealed within  held up an armored car. This is a  very far cry from a few pistol-  packing bandits holding up a train  and it does show how far we have  come.  If our police system can't control anti-aircraft guns, how can  we control guns at all? And if people can't be protected because of  lack of gun control at that level,  why ban all guns?  It's evident your writer has  never had to kill a bear after his  pigs, nor protect his hard-won  winter haystack from fence-jumping moose. Even locally cougars  and coons kill our chickens and  deer gleefully crop the beet tops,  fruit and cabbage. And what do  we pay a policeman?  I will go along with hand-gun  controls and anti-aircraft gun controls. We have such controls now  and a fat lot of good it's doing.  But to ban all guns to those except police ��� nuts. And so is the  idea.  It all comes down Id the lack of  summary justice. Hang' 'eih for  murder, incarcerate for life all  those convicted for violent crimes  and improve our breed by future  elimination of those anti-social  strains in our inheritance.  Then, and only then, will we be  a race of humans, socially acceptable, kindly towards all and. ripe  for take-over by a less scrupulous  race on earth, or even another  race, perhaps not human at all,  from far Centauri.  No, we must keep our rifles and  know how to .use them. We must  restrain, not eliminate our belli-  gerance, for future generations  and their possible problems.  To take away our guns, to ban  them forever, is like reversing the  steering, putting the cart before  the horse. It will create more and  more meek and mild milk-sops,  prime targets for dictatorships,  criminals, invasions, whatever. Is  this what we want for our children? No.  Put the teeth back into justice.  - Put  the  punishment  back   for  crime. . Don't   discourage   our  police, nor dishearten the people.:  And especially don't try to elimin- c  ate   our   mental   capacities   by >���  "naughty-naughty" brain washing. We need the out-thinker, the  rebuffer of wishy-washy values in  times of war, in times of peace, to  keep the race of humans alive,  now and in the future.  We have a right to carry arms  and to carry them under a not too  strict permit: No more back seat  driving Mr. Editor please.  ���JACK PATERSON  Madeira Park.  VANDERHOOF  REUNION  Editor:  The Village of Vanderhoof  located 60 miles west of Prince  George, is celebrating its 50th.  Anniversary in 1976.  The 50th. Anniversary Committee is planning a celebration and  reunion for former members  of the community for the week of  July 1 to 4th. However, they  are many, many people scattered  across-the province who are out  of touch with the community.  .' The Committee wants to- be  able to- send these people an  invitation and needs their addresses. They are sure that some  of the readers of your 'Letters to  the Editor' column are former  residents of Vanderhoof and  they would like to hear from  them so that this major event  in the life of the Vanderhoof  community is well attended.  A simple note to the 50th.  Anniversary, Committee, Vanderhoof - Village Office, Box 97,  Vanderhoof,, B.C. VOJ 3AO  will be all that is needed. The  committee will take it from there.  GLEN CLARK  50th.    Anniversary   Committee  get  recognition  byJOHNBURNSlDE  Last week was one of considerable achievement for local  writers Howard White of Pender  Harbour and Peter Trower of  Gibsons, editor and co-editor of  the successful Ralnoaast Chronicles published in Pender Har-'  bour. Monday night saw a half-  hour television documentary  based on Trower's book of  logging poetry Between the sky  and the splinters and Wednesday .  saw White accepting the Eaton's  Book Award for the best book  published on B.C. during 1975,  awarded for the compendium of ���  the first five issues of the magazine in hardback entitled Rain-  coast Chronicles First Five,  which appeared just before  Christmas.  The film of Trower's poetry was  produced and directed by another  local man, Mike Poole of Sechelt,.  whose career with the CBC has  garnered  him two awards "for .  wilderness   documentaries-   and "  most recently he came to prominence with his. film The Reckoning   about   the' controversial  Columbia    River   Treaty.    The  Trower-Poole collaboration  was  shown at the rather unfortunate  time of 10 p.m. because of the  Academy Awards but it will be  shown again in the near future  and is well worth looking out for. "':.  Poole   has   skillfully   blended '  some   footage   from   the.  film  archives with some truly splendid t'  photography of the logging camps '  of the coast. The visual imagery '  for the most part is brilliantly  linked   with   the   rich   verbal  imagery of Trower's poetry which  formed the only spoken matter ���  in the film and was read very '���-���  effectively by the poet himself  who also donned the cork boots  for the shooting of some of the -  action segments and showed that  he could still goat-foot it on a  sidehill  and  sling the rigging  as well as write about h.     .  It    is    perhaps    particularly .  pleasing to see Trower achieving  some recognition. It has been  long in  coming to him,   part-  ; icularly from'academics, but his.-^  best lmes have: a lyric quality '  unsurpassed in Canadian, writing '  and  his  work sustains  a   wry  romanticism refreshing in these  days of analysis and despair.  This fine and unique amalgam  of poetry and film will be shown "���  on network television in the near  future. Also in the next week or  two the much awaited sixth issue  of   the    Raincoat    C_onlcles  should be available. The film,  like   Trower's   book,   is  called  Between the sky and the spHnten  and both it and the magazine   ���  are most deserving of attention. 7  A video-tape of the film was made  by the Audio-Visual Department  of School District 46 and it is  available    for    local    schools.  Classroom  stereotypes  to be  discussed  The school board has officially  designated May 10 as a non-  instruction day for the purpose of  a district conference on stereotyping in the classroom.  The special day-long conference was requested by the Status  of Women Committee of the Sechelt Teachers* Association and is  part of a number of days set aside  during the year for teachers' in-  service training.  A representative of the STA's ~  Status of Women committee,  Becky Mills, indicated earlier that  some of the district's teachers  were at first reluctant to sanction  this conference that will deal with  sex roles and biases in the  schools.  Have some  news?  The Sunshine Coast News  welcomes social, church, and  entertainment news and announcements for clubs, lodges,  hospital groups/ and service  clubs. ������!_,"���'''���  Remember the deadline for  announcements and press releases is Saturday noon. Mail  items to P.O. Box460, Gibsons.  I  s Letters to the Editor  Sunshine Coast News, April 6. 1976.  Editor:  Re: moving ambulance from  Halfmoon Bay to Sechelt.  I believe that removal of the  ambulance service from this end  of the Peninsula is a great injustice. If anything it should  be moved further north to Madeira park.  MARILYN SAUNDERS  Egmont  Editor:  An open letter to the Minister  of Health:  Dear Sir:  Re ambulance service to  Sechelt Peninsula (Halfmoon  Bay).  I wish to protest intentions to  move same, increasing the time  and distance of service to our  area.  Regretfully yours,  JOHN BATHGATE  Egmont  Editor:  As a resident and tax payer  of the peninsula for 35 years, we  regret to hear of the proposed  move of Cunningham's Ambulance Service further south.  If moved at all, please consider  re-locating it towards the northern end of the peninsula.  MARY G. WEST  Egmont  Editor:  If our ambulance station must  be moved why not bring it closer  to us, further away just doesn't  make sense.  Gibsons has ambulance  service, Sechelt has the hospital  and taxis and really does not need  the ambulances.  If the ambulances were moved  to Sechelt, at least forty minutes  - would be added onto a trip to the  hospital, this time could be very  important to a sick or badly hurt.  person.  If they are to be moved, please  let's move them closer, not  further away.  D.SILVEY-SECRETARY,  EGMONT COMMUNITY   ,.     .  CENTRE CLUB   .?-.���.  Editor:  We strongly object to the  removal of the ambulance service  from Halfmoon Bay area.  MR. & MRS. R.BATHGATE  EGMONT  Editor:"  We wish to protest strongly  the proposed removal of the  ambulance from its Halfmoon  Bay location to Sechelt. This  will give excessive coverage to  the southern end of the Sunshine  Coast while leaving the much  larger northern part with a  greatly      diminished      service.  The population of the Pender  Harbour/Egmont area increases  drastically during the tourist  season, and we feel that oiir  area warrants as good and as  quick a service as that provided  to the southern part of the Peninsula.  J.F.BENJAFIELD  THE   FISHERMAN'S   RESORT  Garden Bay  Editor:  I am very concerned about the  moving of the ambulance from  Halfmoon Bay area to Sechelt.  Speaking as a Pender Harbour  resident it is far enough away at  Halfmoon. To move it another.  15 minutes further away from the  many retired people in this area  will I am sure in the next few  years be the direct cause of  needless deaths where those few  minutes will make the difference.  When will this heartless government stop putting money ahead  of peoples well being?  RAYMOND PHILLIPS  Madeira Park  Editor:  Re, the moving of the ambulance from Halfmoon Bay to  Sechelt.  ' This is one of the most insipid,  insidious, overbearing ideas  I have heard since being in this  area.  This is typical of the treatment  handed out to the people of the  Garden Bay area.  We too might need ambulance  service, to say nothing of the  fact that we have a plane service  at our dock to land the sick and  injured, who in turn require  ambulance service (inclemant  weather in Sechelt prohibits  the landing of aircraft  there).  Let us hope that the people  endowed with the powers to make  such a decision will reconsider  the people of this area and  rescind this action.  We bleed too.  TAYLOR'S GARDEN BAY  STORE, Garden Bay  Editor:  It is utterly foolish and nonthinking to transfer the ambulance service to Sechelt. We at  Egmont and Earl's Cove are  about an hour away from service  as it is. Moving it to Sechelt  would add another half an hour  or so. This could be a matter  of life or death.  Gibsons have an ambulance  service now which is only half an  hour from Sechelt. Why put them  all in one area.  �����(''���'  CONCERNED  Egmont  Editor:  I cannot see why the government has to move our (area A)  most efficient ambulance service  from Halfmoon Bay to Sechelt.  The most dangerous and slow  part of the highway is from  Halfmoon Bay to Pender Hbr.  When an emergency emerges  and our doctor is unavailable,  we call Joan and she either  meets us on the highway or we  meet at her half way station.  She has been an invaluable  service to us in the northern  part   of   the   Sunshine   Coast.  Do not remove our ambulance  further away to satisfy some  unhappy drivers who only think  of long hours and that they are  probably not paid enough (they  think) for  the  work  they  do.  The ambulance must stay in  Halfmoon Bay.  MR.& MRS. R. McOuhty  Pender Harbour  Editor:  On behalf of myself and my  family I strongly object to the  proposed transfer of the ambulance service from Halfmoon  Bay to Sechelt. I feel that Sechelt  all ready has a hospital and  doctors readily available and  Gibsons also has ambulance  service.  Mrs. Joan Clarkson and her  late husband have given excellent and expert service to the  residents of the Pender Harbour  and Egmont areas. Take the ambulance away from us and where  does that leave us in a real  emergency?  MRS. R.KRAFT  Madeira Park  Editor:  As owner of a water-taxi  service in the Jervis Inlet area  we strongly protest the moving  of our ambulance service farther  away from our area. During  our years of business we have  many times depended on the  ambulance service to meet the  water-taxi with injured or seriously ill persons.  As we have no doctor in our  community we depend on  the  quick   service   of   our   present  ambulance to get medical help  in the least possible time. Minimum time at present is approximately one hour and a longer  length of travelling time could  create    very    grave    problems  to the patient.  V.&E.BERNTZEN  EGMONT WATER TAM  Egmont  Editor:  An open letter to the Minister  of Health.  Please do not move out ambulance service futher away.  Moving it to Sechelt would  add another forty minutes onto  the time it would take to get  patients to the hospital from this  end of the peninsula and forty  minutes could be very important.  ���: /If they must be moved, why not;  have* them stationed in Pender  Harbour area, in our opinion  that would make more sense than  moving them further away,  and Sechelt does not need the  ambulance stationed there since  their residents live only a matter  of minutes away from the hospital.  MR.MALCOLM SDLVEY  Pender Harbour  Editor: . /  Please add our names to the  long list of people protesting  the . move of the ambulance  service from Halfmoon Bay to  Sechelt. Until an ambulance  is based in the Pender Harbour  area we would like to be assured  the existing ambulance will  not be moved. Further to last  weeks article on the front page  of your newspaper we feel our  reasons are obvious even to those  who do not wish to see our point  of view.  SANDRA AUDET  JUDYWILBIE  LINDA CURTISS  Madeira Park  "   Editor:  Due to our location in Garden  Bay, I personally feel that an  ambulance at Halfmoon Bay  is essential.  From past experiences we  have found that even this was too'  faraway. ,  What we need is one ambulance at Halfmoon Bay and one  at Pender Harbour too.  MR.&MRS.L.MUNRO  PENDEROSA GROCERY      '  Garden Bay  i  Editor:  Regarding your story on the  move of the ambulance from Halfmoon Bay to Sechelt. I find it a  mistake. People living in Sechelt  have easy access to the hospitals  and doctors, leaving all residents  in Pender Harbour and Egmont  stranded. I have two small children and this matter concerns me  greatly.  BEVERLEY JACKSON  Egmont  Editor:  An open letter to the Minister  of Health:  We Barry and June Leech  are protesting against moving the  ambulance station to Sechelt  until such services are installed  in Pender Harbour.  BARRY & JUNE LEECH  Madeira Park  Editor:    v  regarding the moving of the  ambulance service from Halfmoon Bay to Sechelt.  We feel it would make more  sense to move it to Pender Harbour area if it has to be moved.  Sechelt is too far away, since  Egmont is forty miles from  Sechelt.  L.M.GRIFFITH  Egmont  Editor:  I would prefer to see die ambu-'  lance stay in Halfmoon Bay  than moved to Sechelt as it leaves .  us, the residents of Egmont  without emergency service until  the new clinic is ready. 7  FREDCOULTIE  Egmont  Editor:  If the Cunningham Ambulance  Service has to be moved, we  should' move it closer to us  instead of further away. It seems  to me it would make more sense  to station it near the Pender  Harbour area than to Sechelt  where they already have everything.  MRS.R.5ILVEY  Egmont  Editor:  Regarding the moving of the  ambulance service from Halfmoon Bay.to SECHELT.  We object strongly to the  proposed move as it leaves the  Egmont-Pender Harbour area  without emergency service until  the clinic is ready.  Forty miles is a great distance  to go in an emergency.  MR. & MRS. LEONARD SILVEY  Egmont  Editor:  ���}- It has been brought .to our  attention that the ambulance  service at Halfmoon Bay is to  be discontinued and moved  to Sechelt.  As a resident of Pender Harbour area, I think that this is  a poorly timed move of an essen-  . tial service that we ahve depended upon for years.  As an owner of a resort, I  think that the move of this essential service is particularly bad.  The tourists that come to this area  and who bring employment  to many people,.come to the  Pender   Harbour-Egmont    area  >for longer stays than in any other  area of the Peninsula, thereby  ; having the ambulance headquarters   in   the   more  central  : location of Halfmoon Bay makes  ��� far more sense to us than having  it at a distance of an extra half  7 to three quarters of an hour away.  I sincerely hope that the  residents of the area, will rally  and help us to keep the ambulance service at its present  location.  JUNEBINNS  DUNCAN COVE RESORT  .   Garden Bay  Editor:  I would prefer to see the  ambulance stay in Halfmoon Bay  than moved to Sechelt as it leaves  us, the residents of Egmont  without emergency service until  the Pender Harbour dinic is  ready.  MRS.L.VANARSDELL,  Egmont.  Editor:  Regarding the. moving of the  ambulance service from Halfmoon Bay to Sechelt.   ���  If the service is to be moved  why not to Pender Harbour?  It is a long way to hospital  from our area, so it is of concern  to a great many people.  PATRICIA M.VAUGHAN  Egmont  ^Editor:  I* In regard to your commentary  "'the proposed move of the ambu-  ��� lance service from Halfmoon Bay  to Sechelt. If it must be moved,  why not to Pender Harbour area?  This would make more sense than  to move them to Sechelt where  they are really not needed.  Commentary  byDOUGSEWELL  MR. & MRS  EGMONT  S.T.SILVEY  Editor:  I feel that it is a step backward  moving the ambulance from  Halfmoon Bay.  Why not a more central location  i.e. Pender Harbour.  MS.ANNECOOK  Egmont  EDITOR'S NOTE  Unfortunately due to' lack of  space other letters from the  residents of the Pender Harbour,  Egmont and Halfmoon Bay areas  that were received later in the  week have not been included  in this weeks Letters to the  Editor section. Let it suffice  to say that this collection is only  a- representative cross-section  of the protests we have heard.  The art of  bureaucratic bumbling  In the last two weeks the people  of the Sunshine Coast have been  the victims of one of the most  ridiculous cases of bureaucratic  bumbling to be witnessed by the  public in many years. Hopefully,  by the time this goes to print  a decision will have been reached  by the Emergency Health Services Commission .to allow the  ambulance now stationed at  Halfmoon Bay to remain there  at least until a proposed new  station is operational at Madeira  Park. If this decision is not made  quickly, the people of this peninsula should demand a full scale  . legislative investigation into the  practices and policies of the  EHSC and the CUPE, Ambulance  Employees Union. This question  is not only important to the  residents of the Pender Harbour-  Halfmoon Bay area it is also  deathly important to the residents  of the Gibsons and possibly even  the Sechelt areas.  The trouble started two weeks  ago when Joan Clarkson operator  of the Halfmoon Bay ambulance  station was informed, first o( all  by the union then later by the  EHSC, that the service was to be  moved 14 miles away to St.  Mary's Hospital in Sechelt.  No reasons were given for this  action. Mrs. Clarkson was  appalled at the stupidity of the  decision. After operating the  ambulance service for 17 years  (15 of those as a private company  until she was partially bought  out by the government just over  a year ago) she realized that  the quality of the service would be  adversely affected by the move.  Over 60% of the service's calls  were to the Redrooffs Road ���  Halfmoon Bay and Pender  Harbour - Egmont areas. For  those people the move would  mean a life or death wait of an  additional half to one hour  and if another call was in progress  possibly even longer.  Mrs. Clarkson was at a loss in  trying to explain the rationale  behind the.move. The only conclusion that she could reach was  that the move had.been prompted  by the union in an attempt to  remove her from her position as  operator of the service after  a series of confrontations with two  union employees. Her conclusion was at least partially  correct.  I first heard about the move  when Mrs. Clarkson appealed  for the support of the Sunshine  Coast Regional District at their  last meeting. The board unanimously backed a recommendation to write immediately  to the Minister of Health in protest of the decision. I was intrigued by the absurdity of the  EHSC proposal and decided to  try and contact the authorities  at the commission and the union  to hear their side of the story.  I finally reached Dr. Peter  Ransford the Chairman of the  EHSC at his home on Saturday  afternoon. He was fully aware of  the situation and informed me  there were four reasons for the  move: 1) their was a general  EHSC   policy   that    'wherever  Gactical ambulances should  : stationed at the regional  hospital. 2) that the union was  unhappy with the operator or the  present station ana that union  regulations forbid the lodging  of EHSC employees on the  premises of an operator or  supervisor. He claimed that the  two staff that had quarreled with  Mrs. Clarkson lived on premises  that were owned by her. 3) that  the 'existing* ambulance station  at Madeira Park made the move  practical' . and 4) administrative problems which Dr.  Ransford   refused   to   discuss.  There are so many holes in  Dr. Ransford's reasoning that  it is hard to believe he was sane  at the time he made his decision.  He seemed to be totally unaware  that there was no Madeira Park  ambulance and that there was  no building or staff for such a  service and that the property  the men were lodged on is not  owned by Mrs. Clarkson but by  a limited company of which she is  the smallest shareholder and  that, legally speaking, is a big  difference. I would also suggest  that Dr. Ransford's 'administrative problems' are unimportant when human lives are at  stake.  Much of the problem seems to  .have been created by the lade  of information that Dr. Ransford  had at hand when he reached  his decision. This incompetence  is bad enough but it is the general  policy of moving the ambulances  closer to the regional hospital that  . is really dangerous. Any such  policy is ridiculous as it blatantly  avoids, the primary responsibility  of the EHSC which is or at least  should be, providing efficient  service to the people of this  province. We now have a situation arising where there are  three ambulances and two rescue  wagons within a 14 mile area  and then a totally unprotected  40 mile run to Egmont _ the  EHSC continues this program,  will the Gibsons ambulance  eventually be stationed at St.  Mary's? Dr.'Ransford admitted  that it would if the decision  seemed 'practical'.  -The union was at least more  ' honest if no more sane. They  admitted advocating die move  because of 'personnel problems'  and supported the general policy  of moving ambulances to the  main centres because it allowed  the employees to lead their own  lives after hours instead of being  stuck at a rural station under their  supervisors inspection. Ambulance Union Business Agent  Doug Beckett intimated that  the union would not support the  move until after a station had  been opened at Madeira Park.  However, he could still not see  the difference between Mrs.  Clarkson controlling less than  half of a limited company and  personally owning the land.  The whole situation has been  bumbled on a massive scale.  It is obvious that Victoria is  making decisions and forming  policies based' on incomplete  information and with more  concern for avoiding paper  work and problems man with  providing this region with decent  ambulance service. Similar situations have apparently been  cropping up in other B.C. centres.  The union is not much better.  It's more concerned with benefits  for their members than with  the health of the local people.  It is time for the EHSC to  revoke their decision and admit  that an error has been made. The  question of moving the ambulances to Sechelt can be reopened only after .Madeira Park  has an operational' ambulance  station. Until then the service  must stay where it is.  If they go ahead with their  plans let's be ready to give them  one hell of a good fight.  Editor:  I would prefer the ambulance  to remain in Halfmoon Bay.  As it takes considerable time to  come as far as Egmont and in an  emergency a few minutes could  make the difference between life  and death;  MRS. E.KELLY  Egmont  Editor:  We are sorry to see that the  ambulance service is to be moved  to Sechelt from Halfmoon Bay,  It serves both ends of the Peninsula equally as it is and we think  it is a backward move.  MR. & MRS.  Egmont  R.W.WHTTE  Editor:  Regarding the moving of the  ambulance service from Halfmoon Bay to Sechelt.  If the ambulance is moved  at all it should be to Pender  Harbour.  MR. & MRS. DOUG SILVEY  Egmont  The weather makes us cool  VLJISSIFIFI7 ADS  There's a name for people  who demand quality  in a home.  WESTWOOD.  by CAROLYNN BICHLER  Where would we be in B.C.  without our weather. I have  never lived in a place with such  abrupt weather changes as the  Sunshine Coast. The weather is  never monotonous here.  Where else can you waken at  seven to glorious sunshine,  have the clouds and fog roll in  by eight, a light drizzle at ten,  wind and rain storms from fen  thirty until one? Then as abruptly  as it started the storm abates,  the clouds move on and the sun  shines brightly. Everything is  sunny and clear until three when  you go out for a walk; suddenly  the sun disappears behind a cloud  bank, and you feel the splat  of wet snow on your nose.  When you get back home the  snow has turned into a fine drizzle  and it continues until five thirty.  Then once more the wind picks  up and blows all the clouds away,  so again it is clear and beautiful  out, until the fog rolls in at seven.  When you go to bed at ten you  look out the window, and the stars  are glittering: It looks like tomorrow will be a nice day.  If we didn't, have this weather  what would people have to talk  about. I'm always mentioning to  someone, often complete strangers, something like, nice day  isn't it, or sure wish this rain,  would stop.  I've overheard people in  grocery stores, banks, restaurants and on buses talking  about the weather. Just try  carrying' on a conversation  without mentioning the weather.  Bet you can't do it.  The weather affects our moods.  When it's grey and rainy outside  we begin to feel that way within.  People become depressed and ill, .  you see* somber expressions on  faces. More crimes of passion  occur in bad weather. With  the sun conies smiles and laugh  ter. People get happy, everyone  feels healthier and more energetic.  Just remember, even when it's  somber the sun is always shining  someplace; just because we can't  see it doesn't mean it isn't there.  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SUBSEQUENT INSERTIONS '/* PRICE  Legal ads 50c per count line  Subscription Rates:  Distributed free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast  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  It is agreed by any advertiser requesting space that liability of the  Sunshine Coast News in event of failure to publish any advertisement  or in event of errors in publishing of an advertisement shall be limited  to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising  space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be  no liability in any event beyond amount paid for such advertisement.  No responsibility is accepted by the newspaper when copy is not  submitted in writing, or verified in writing.   ��� COMING EVENTS  Saturday, April 10, 2 to 4 p.m.  Guides and Brownies will sponsor a Daffodil Tea at Gibsons  United Church, Trueman Rd.  Baking, crafts, toys and books for  sale. Everyone is cordially invited  to attend.  Saturday, April 10, Easter Tea,  International Order of Job's  Daughters, Bethel 28, from 2 to 4  p.m. Anglican Church Hall,  Gibsons. Bake table, door prize,  etc.  Hello again. Early Bird Bingo 7  p.m. Regular at 8 p.m. Starts  Thurs., April 1st. Roberts Creek  Legion Hall.  Navy League Cadets meet every  Monday 7-9 p.m., Gibsons Elementary School Gym. R.C.N. Sea  Cadets Conway will meet every  Wednesday 7-9 p.m. at Gibsons  Elementary Gym.  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,   Gib  sons.  LEROY is coming!  ���    BIRTHS  INGLIS: Born to Alice and Fred,  a baby boy, Gregg Ryan, March  26, 1976. Grandparents are Mr.  and Mrs. R. Kiiuie and Mr. and  Mrs. R. M. Inglis.  +  IN MEMORIAM  FLUMERFELT: In loving mem-  ory of Forde,  a dear son and  brother.  Always with us in memory's  lane,  Today and tomorrow, always the  same,  Wherever we go, whatever we do  Our thoughts dear Forde are  always with you.  Ever remembered by his  family.  ���FOUND  Set of keys, North Fletcher and  Highway,   on  Mar.  31.   Phone  886-7797.  Keys,   near   Municipal   Beach.  Now at Coast News.  ���  HELP WANTED  Baby sitter required, my home,  for 3'/a year old. Senior citizen  welcome. Phone 886-9824 preferably after 5.  ��� WORK WANTED  Child care, my home, Roberts  Creek area. Phone 886-9320.  Will babysit, my home. Phone  886-2703.  Light moving and hauling and  handiman work. Phone Norm 886-  9503.  Qualified carpenter available for  framing, rec rooms, additions and  any small jobs. Phone 885-3802.  Two high school boys 15 and 16,  will do work of any kind. Phone  886-9503.   Local framing crew availabe now  Phone 886-7547.  ARGOSHEEN  CARPET CLEANING  T. Sinclair 885-9327  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Oil Stoves  and heaters cleaned and  repaired  Phone Ron Crook, 885-3401  after 5 p.m.  "   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 top. Expert insured work.'  "Know the cost before you start"  Call us 885-2109. Free estimates.  John Risbey.  Backhoe available for drainage,  ditches, water lines, etc. Phone  885-2921, Roberts Creek.  ��� WORK WTD (Cont)  Your PICTURES FRAMED and  mounted from Artistic Woodwork  stock. Matboards. Non-glare and  regular glass. Needlepoint a'  specialty. Moved to 1450 Sechelt  Inlet Rd., Porpoise Bay, Sechelt.  Phone 885-9573.  ���  FOR SALE  165 lb. Sears weight lifting set,  new condition, $40. Three room  furniture suite, immaculate condition, 1 year old; couch and chair  $250; 7 pee. kitchen suite, $125;  3 piece bedroom suite, $300.  Speed Queen washer and dryer,  matching set, $175. Phone 886-  26%.  BASEMENT SALE: Electric saw  and drill, hand tools, jars, electric heaters, luggage, fishing  rods, new and used misc. articles.  Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m. to 2  p.m. 1735 Seaview Rd., Gibsons.  14' boat trailer, men's 10 speed,  g'rl's 24" bike, Bectrolux and  cover floor polishers, camper  icebox, baby crib (no mattress),  training pot, car seat. Phone  886-2783; .  Fresh local turkeys for Easter.  Phone 885-9293.  Three colonies young bees. Phone  886-2762.  Barnyard manure, in bags, Elan-  der Farms, Shaw Rd., Gibsons.  ' TWEUGHT THEATRE  Thurs., Fri., Sat., April 8, 9, 10  HARD TIMES  MATURE:    Some   nudity   and  brutality.  Sun., Mon., Tues. April 11,12,13  CONFESSIONS OF A  POP PERFORMER  RESTRICTED: Free nudity and  some sex.  Canada No. 1 Red potatoes, also  some Gems, both untreated. $4 a  50 lb. sack. Phone 886-2778.  Hay for sale, 20 bale lots or  more. Phone 886-2887.  1973 CR250 Honda racing motorcycle.  Rebuilt eng. and trans.  $800. Phone 886-7993 or 886-  2761.  1965 Kustom Travel trailer, 16 ft.  Propane fridge and stove, sleeps  4, $1300. Call883-9276  GIBSONS LANES  Open Bowling  Fri., 7-11 p.m.  Sat., 2- 11p.m.  Sun.. 2-11 p.m.  ���CARS, TRUCKS  FOR SALE  1970 Mustang, 302, Hurst 4 spd.,  radio, tape deck, $2000 firm. Ph.  886-9862 after 6 p.m.  1969 Cortina 4 door 1600 deluxe  sedan. Auto, trans. M 41,000.  Radio, $1000. Phone 885-2470.  1972 V* ton Ford pickup Model  F250, power steering, 390 4 so.,  positrac, 17" wheels. Phone 885-  2228 between 8 and 5 Mon. to  Fri.   '75 Fiat 128, 7,000 mi., full war-  ranty. Don't blame me, try ICBC.  $3000. Phone 886-2650 after 6.  1974 Dodge Dart Swinger, V8,  P.S. & P.B., Auto., 18,000 mi.,  new tires. Asking $3400. Phone  884-5356.  1970 Datsun 510 sedan, 4 dr., 4  sp., Only 44,000 miles and 2  extra mounted tires, good condi-  tion, $1,000. Phone 885-3412.  Okanagan Camper, fuuy equipped, sleeps four, fits Toyota or  Datsun truck. Phone 886-2829.  '68 Beaumont, custom, PS & PB,  V8, auto., bucket seats, vinyl  roof. Excellent condition. Phone  886-2491 eves.  1972 Grand Torino, PS & PB,  tape deck, radial tires, excellent  condition. $2100. Phone 886-2347  '72 VW, one owner, 40,000 miles,  A-l condition, $1750 firm. Will  take as part payment washer and  dryer. Phone 885-3605.   *���    ��� ���   1970Maverick higb performance  302, 4 speed, $1900. Phone 886-  7993 or 886-2761.  ��� CARS, TRUCKS  FOR SALE (Cont)  302 Ford engine, completely rebuilt. Zero miles, $300 without  heads. Phone 886-7993 or 886-  2761.    ��� BOATS FOR SALE  26' cabin cruiser, 215 hp. inboard, radio, sounder. Well  equipped and maintained. Ideal  family cruiser. Phone 886-7714.  Coronado 27 sailboat, race and  cruise equipped including main, 3  headsails, and spinnaker. Alcohol  stove, custom upholstery, Chrysler auto electric outboard motor, 2  gas tanks. Danforth anchor with  chain and 200' rope, dinghy, etc.  $16,900. Phone Vancouver 733-  0164 or 731-6474.  12 ft. fibreglass runabout with  trailer and 10 hp. Evinrude. $500.  Phone 884-5356,  1973 Mercury OB. Completely  overhauled. Call 886-9979.  MARINE INSURANCE  PROBLEMS?  New insurance advice  Re-insurance advice  Claims settled  Capt. W. Y. Higgs  Marine Surveyor  lBox 339, Gibsons  Phones 886-9546 or 885-9425  29' Lapstrake c/w 40 hp. Gray  Marine engine, $1500. 20' Lapstrake c/w 80 hp. Volvo IB?OB,  $1500. Both boats are sound and  in good running order. Phone  886-2738.  Floathouse, 32 x 18, 1 year old,  completely liveable, insulated,  $3,900. Gov't dock, Gibsons.  Phone 886-2658.  LIVESTOCK  Registered dapple grey Arab  stud; 2 Hereford cows, $250 each;  1 Shetland pony, 9 years old; 1  .registered thoroughbred, 2 years  old. Phone 886-9636 or 886-9680.  For sale, geese, 1 year old. Call  885-3428.           ��� PETS  Free to good home. 6 roos. Sam-  oyed-Lab cross, good natured,  Phone 886-2696.  Cat and Dog boarding  Walkey Kennels, 885-2505  Weimariner pups, purebred, no  papers and all male. Phone 886-  2871.  ���WANTED  Double iron bed. Phone 886-2381.  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hem.-Ced.  L&KLUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting Grounds, Twin Creeks  Timber wanted, plus alder.  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D & O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700.  ���ANNOUNCEMENTS  Mount Elphinstone Cemetery  Grave Plots $50  Contact F. J. Wyngaert, 886-9340  If you are concerned about someone with a drinking problem,  call Al-Anon at 885-9638 or 886-  9193. Meetings St. Aidan's Hall,  Tuesday, 8 p.m.  For Latter Day Saints  in  this  area contact 886-2546.  Alcoholics Anonymous. Phone  886-9904 or 885-9327., Gibsons  meeting Monday, 8:30 p.m. in  Gibsons Athletic Hall.  For explosive requirements, dynamite, electric or regular caps,  B line E cord and safety fuse  contact R. NIMMO, Cemetery  Road, Gibsons, Phone 886-7778.  Howe Sound Farmers Institute  ���PROPERTY  FOR SALE  New 3 bedroom house, carport,  fireplace, W/W carpets, utility  room, 1300 sq. ft., corner lot,  Medusa St. and Ocean Ave., Sechelt. By owner. Phone 885-3773.  Caribou cottage, 2 bedroom, 1  block from school, park and  stores. $3950 down, $100 a month  or $11,000 cash. Ph. 885-3303.  Gibsons, close to beach and  stores. Small 2 bedroom cottage.  Oil stove and heater. Good starter  home. $22,500 firm. Phone  886-7559.  Lot  for  sale   on   Aldersprings,  Koad. All cleared, ready for building. Has 3 room building, some  fruut trees. Power and water on.  Sewer available. Phone 886-7498.  New 3 bedroom house for sale.  Basement. Phone 886-7857.  Roberts Creek. Fully, serviced  lots for sale on Marlene Road.  Phone 886-7896 or 886-7700.  ���  BUSINESS  OPPORTUNITIES  Taxi operation, Sunshine Coast, 4  licences available. Asking  $40,000 including telephones,  office equipment, etc. Address  replies to Box 3048, c/o Coast  News, Gibsons.  ��� FOR RENT  Unfurnished two bedroom suite  on upper floor of modern home.  Fireplace, stove, heat, light and  cablevision included. Close to  shopping centre. Quiet people  please. Available May 1. Phone  886-9862 after 6 p.m.  For rent in village of Gibsons. 2  sleeping rooms and 1 housekeeping room. Clean, quiet adults.  Phone 886-9912.  Are you a professional? Then we  have the office you have been  looking for. Situated in Gibsons  on the Highway with furnished  self-contained suite. Ideal for  Real Estate, Accountant or similar. Available May 1. Phone 886-  2833.  Suites for rent. Saeside Plaza. No  children, no pets. Phone 886-2309  WATERFRONT COTTAGE  Beautiful sheltered bay on Gambier Island. 1 bedroom cottage on  22 acres. Moorage, swimming,  fishing. Boat owners only. Phone  922-4471 after 4 p.m.  Maple Crescent Apts., 1662  School Road, Gibsons. Suites for  rent. Cablevision, parking, close'  to schools and shopping. Reasonable rent. Apply Suite 103A.  Double office. Seaside Plaza. For  rentorjease. Phone 886-2309.  Office space for rent, central Gibsons. Phone 885-3547.  ���WANTED TO RENT  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 lvgrm.  Electric heat. Asking $65,000.  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. Sign on, see  at Lower Rd. & Cheryl-Anne.  Reed Rd. Lot. Terrific buy at  $6,000.  Gibsons Pratt RdLtNearly one  acre of good soil, 3 bdrm.  home, large barn, workshop,  garage. Offers to $43,000. A  very good buy���  Lower Gibsons: 2 br. home,  easy access to village. Terrific  buy at $40,000. D.P. $4500.  A  COMPLETE REAL ESTATE  AND INSURANCE SERVICE  CALLUS  TO SELL YOUR HOME  ORLAND  RON McSAVANE Y 885-3339  J. L. BLACK 886-7316  Phone  886-2248  Box 238 ��� Gibsons, B. C.  CONSULT US FOR ALL  YOUR INSURANCE REQOTREMENTS  MEMBER ���MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE  YOUR AUTO PLAN CENTRE  Furnished houses in Gibsons area  March 1,1976 to October 31,1976  Contact Paddy Moore, 665-8024.  ��� ROOM & BOARD  Nice rooms with view over the  ocean, very good meals. Phone  886-9033.  ���    TRAVEL  For all your travel services,  For tours and straight air flights  Pen���tola Travel Agency  Graduate Canadian Travel  College  Dental Block, Gibsons  886-2855   Toll   Free:   682-1513.  ��� 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' Statesman, 3 bedroom,  fully furnished and decorated.  Carpeted throughout. Separate  dining room with built in china  cabinet. Two door frost free  fridge, deluxe range. Washer and  dryer.  On view at Sunshine Coast  Trailer Park.  Phone 886-9826  73 Esta Villa 12 x 68, 3 bed-  rooms, fridge, stove, drapes included. Phone 886-9048.  10 x 50 New Moon mobile home.  Set up in Sechelt, 10 x 8 addition  on side. Phone 885-3790.  1971 Ambassador, 12 x 48.  Fully furnished. Set up on mobile  home pad in Gibsons. Call 886-  9979.    ���FOUND  A key was found in Kinsmen  Park, Gibsons, last Saturday.  Owner can claim by contacting  the Coast News at 886-2622.  Mobile    Marine   S  ervices  Fibreglass and Wood Repairs  Engine Servicing  P.O.Box1114     885-9439    Sechelt, B.C.  This is Your Life  -    ' Horoscope for the next week  By TRENT VARRO  ARIES - March 21 to April 20  Don't let 'frustrations' deter you  from some very worthy project.  But at the same time don't allow  yourself to become run-down.  You've got things going for you.  TAURUS - April 21 to May 20  Business conditions should be  good for the sign of Taurus at this  time. This is not an especially  good time for travel, and it would  be wiser to put off any intended  pleasure trip.  GEMINI - May 21 to June 20  You've got things "coming and  going" for you right now, in such  a manner, that you probably don't  even know which end is up! Slow  down, and don't let your emotions  run away with yOu,  CANCER - June 21 to July 21  Careful handling of your activities  can bring about much gain at this  time, but on the other hand if you  are careless, or arrogant in respect to the needs of others,  you'll suffer.  LEO - July 22 to August 21  The planet Mars is working overtime in your behalf. You can  expect changes, surprises, and a  great deal, of activity in all  business matters. Don't go to  extremes, buf you can "push" a  little harder.  VIRGO - August 22 to Sept.21  You may see the results of your  past life bear fruit during the  next couple of weeks. This can be  good or bad, which-ever way you  want it. The stars are beginning  to shine again in your favour.  LIBRA ��� Sept. 22 to October 22  Conditions in Libra are not exactly good, but at the same time they  are   not   'hopeless'.   A  general  feeling of being run-down may be  the best thing in the world for  you, as it will tend to make you  slow up and THINK!  SCORPIO - Oct. 23 to Nov. 21  A major crsis in business matters  will probably be coming up very  shortly, If you think and act with  due care arid attention, all should  go well for you. You may have to  change your outlook completely.  SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 Dec 20  Ah. emotional   matter  may  be  taking up much of your time now;  Don't let this disturb you  too  much, as it will all work out in  your favour a little later. Your  home life is very well respected.  CAPRICORN - Dec 21 - Jan 19  Domestic matters are most important at this time. Your home  may be a little upset, and it's just  as well to make this "upset" a  practical one, by house cleaning, ~  rather than have it upset you  AQUARIUS - Jan. 20 - Feb. 18  Don't let your heart run-off with  your head, at this time. Look at  things in a sensible light and you  may see where changes can be  made that will benefit you.  PISCES - Feb. .19 to Mar.   20  On no account, try to do too much  at  this. time.   You'll   only   tire  yourself, and feel depresed. Ast-  rologically, everything is working  out well for you, but for heaven's  sake, give it timel  ROBERTS CREEK: Large semi-  clear lot. Well located. Serviced.  Only $11,000.  GIBSONS: Another fine home  with expansive view on large lot  65' x 400'. 12 yr. old 4 bedroom  home, convenient family size  kitchen, spacious living room.  Vanity bath. .The full basemen^is  unfinished for you to "do your  own thing" with. Only 1'/a blocks  to school. Attractive financing on  full price of $59,900.  Level 65' x 130' lot on quiet  residential street. Sewer available  Few nice evergreen trees.  $10,500.  Situated in prime location with  panoramic view of Howe Sound  and Strait of Georgia. 65 x 153  landscaped lot, on sewer. One of  the finest and best maintained  homes on the Peninsula featuring  3 bedrooms and/or den, modern  cabinet kitchen, lovely living  room with fireplace and opens to  large deck. Attractive vanity bath  waU to wall carpet throughout.  Finished family room, workshop  and small suite occupies the basement area. Over the large garage  is a self-contained suite, rented  steady. Grounds are fully land-,,  scaped with pool and waterfall. A  must to see by the discriminating buyer. Cash to $30,000.  10% mortgage.  DROP IN AND SEE US  SEASIDE PLAZA  Norm Peterson ��� 886-2607  Phone 886-2000 ��� GHmom, B.C.  CHARLES ENGLISH LTD.  real estate and insurance  appraisals  Gibsons, B.C. 886-2481  PHONE TOLL FREE: 687-6445       """  WRITE OR DROP IN  FOR OUR FREE  PROPERTY BROCHURE  HOPKINS LANDING: A real good starter or retirement home. Close to  Ferry and featuring 2 bedrooms, 18 x 13 living room and 16 x 12 kitchen. It  also has a basement with extra bedroom and utility. Wall to wall carpeting  and 4 piece bathroom. After Homeowners Grant, you don't pay any taxes. A  good buy at $34,500. ;;     7 :   ,-? j:  ACREAGE  7.5A  Close  to Gibsons.   Terms  $36,000.  12A  Good   holding  property   or  hobby farm. $39,000.  10A Roberts Creek $50,000.  17.6A Highway 101. Timbered with  creek,   can   be   subdivided.  $56,000.-  10A Lockyer Rd. $31,500.  19A Leek Rd. 2 creeks. Vs down.  $75,000.  , LOTS  FalrviewRd.$11,500 terms.  Gower Point & Pratt. View.  $13,500.  Pratt & Fairview $12,900.  Glassford Rd. $12,000. Sewer.  Langdale $7,500 - $13,500.  Marlene Rd. $10,500. Terms.  Browning Rd. $13,500.  Wharf Rd. $15,000.  Gower Point Waterfront $22,000.  Terms.  Georgia Bluff $20,000.  West Sechelt $16,900.  a  (Copyright 1976 by Trent Van*. All rixfats reserved.)  LORRIE GIRARD  886-7760  AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  JONMgRAE  885-3670  LANGDALE: Do you want to see a brand new modern three bedroom home.  Many extra features, skylight in kitchen, etc. Your D.P. as low as $8750.  OPEN HOUSE Sat., April 10 and Sun., April 11,2 r 6 p.m. Johnson Rd.  across from school.  FIRST TIME OFFERED: Extra  large corner lot. Grandview and  Pratt. Sign on. F.P. $14,000.  GIBSONS: School Road and S.  Fletcher ��� 2 spectacular view lots,  total 12,000 sq. ft. Small cottage on  one lot. See this today! Only  $32,000 takes all.  h  i  \: Rhubarb  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30a.m.���St. John's.  Davis Bay  11:15 a.m.���Gibsons  Office ��� for appointments  Tues. ���1-4  Wed. ���1-4 ���  Fri. ��� 9:30 -12:30  i 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 SBRvTcES  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.^. 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 School9:45a.m.  Morning Worship 11 a.m.  Evening Service 7p.m.  Wed. Bible Study 7:30 p!m.  PastorG. W.Foster  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660. "  Sunday School 10:00 a.m.  Worship Service 11:00 a.m.  Revival 7:00 p.m.  Bible Study Wed., 7:30p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  , CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  Services and Sunday School are  held each Sunday at 11:15 a.m. in  St. John's United Church, Davis  Bay.  Wed. Eve. Testimony 7:30 p.m.  All Welcome  Phone 885-3157 or 886-7882  inlc<! Pattern  Mandarin Mystery  Girls love just a touch of  mandarin mystery ... band  neckline and frog trim on the  short or long version of this  pretty dress. Sew it all one  fabric or in solid and print.  Printed Pattern 4964: Girls'  Sizes 6, 8, 10, 12.. 14. Size 10  takes-1*4 yards 45-inch.  $1.00. for. each pattern-  cash, cheque or money order.  Add 15* each pattern for first-  class mail and special handling. Print plainly Size, Name,  Address, Style Number. Send  to Anne Adams, Coast News,  Pattern Dept:, 60 Progress ;  Ave., Scarborough, Ont.  M1T4P7.  IT PAYS TO SEW���you save  so much money! Send now for  New Spring-Summer Pattern  Catalog! Over 100 partners,  pants, long, short styles. Free  ' pattern coupon, 75*. :'  Sew and Knit Book $1.25  Instant Money Crafts .. .$1.00  Instant Sewing Book... .$1.00  Instant Fashion Book ...$1.00  Rhubarb is the first fresh fruit,  of the year and the harbinger of  spring.  It's not difficult to distinguish  field rhubarb from the hot-house  variety which is available through  out the winter. Field rhubarb has  a deeper red color than hot-house  rhubarb and a more pronounced  acid flavor. The rhubarb you'll  soon be seeing in the stores is  graded Canada No. 1 or Canada  Domestic.  When buying, look for firm,  crisp, straight stalks with pink to  rosy-red color. Avoid choosing  wilted, oversized or very thin  stalks. For best flavor, use rhubarb as soon as possible after purchase. To store in the refrigerator  for a, short time, remove the  leaves and pack in plastic bags. If  the leaves are left on, they tend to  draw moisture from the stalks and  cause them to wilt. Trimming prevents this and the plastic helps  lock the moisture in.  To retain the rosy color of rhubarb, do not peel before cooking.  . Wash the stalks in cold water and  chop. Since rhubarb is naturally  very juicy, only a tiny amount Of  water is required for cooking.  Sugar should be added to lessen  the acid taste of the fruit.  For njost people, the mention  of "rhubarb" conjures up visions  of delicious rhubarb pie. But  there are lots of other serving  ideas for rhubarb ��� as a sauce,  in a compote, cooked in the oven  and even as an accompaniment to  buttered bread. Keep in mind  that the flavor of rhubarb complements that of other fruits such as  strawberries, blueberries and  pineapple.  Food Advisory Services of Agriculture Canada had developed  two rhubarb recipes, which are  guaranteed to be winners. The  "Rhubarb Bavarian Dessert" and  Rhubarb is the first fresh fruit'of the year and the harbinger  of spring. This rhubarb upside down cake is guaranteed to be  a winner, accenting your menu with color arid flavor.'  Agriculture Canada Photo  "Rhubarb Upside Down Cake"  will accent your menus with color  and flavor. ���������'..:,������  RHUBARB  UPSIDE DOWN CAKE  Vi cup butter     7  % cup brown sugar  1 tablespoon orange juice  IVi lbs. rhubarb, cut in 2-inch  pieces.  2 cups sifted all-purpose flour  1 tablespoon baking powder  Vi teaspoon salt  2 tablespoons sugar  1 teaspoon finely grated orange  rind  VS cup butter  1 beaten egg  ��� V* cup milk  MeltVi cup butter in 9-inch  square cake pan. Stir in brown  sugar and orange juice. Arrange  rhubarb on top.  Sift dry ingredients and add orange rind. Cut in VS cup butter  until mixture resembles coarse  bread crumbs. Combine egg with  milk. Add to flour mixture and  stir until just combined. Spread  batter over rhubarb. Bake at 350F  until cake springs back when  pressed lightly (35 to 40 minutes.)  Cool 5 minutes, then turn out on  serving dish. Serve warm. 6  servings.  B  I  Historically, a fatal hazard to  the sailor was the disease scurvy  from a deficiency of ascorbic acid  or vitamin C. Many animals are  able to manufacture ascorbic acid  from simple sugar but man is  missing the enzyme responsible.  All fresh "fruits and vegetables  contain ascorbic acid. The richest  sources are citrus fruits,, pimentos and rose hips. Tomatoes,  cabbage and strawberries are excellent sources and most other  fresh vegetables and fruit have  appreciable amounts of the. vitamin.  What does it do? Ascorbic acid '  is essential to hold tissues in  place. It is important for the healthy development and maintenance of blood vessel walls, the  dentine of teeth, the bones, the  cartilage and connective tissue. It  plays a role in wound healing and  has other minute biochemical  functions.  One quarter cup of fresh or  reconstituted orange juice contains about the day's total recommended allowance of the vitamin.  However, this amount is that required to prevent scurvy. Obviously we should consume more  for optimum body needs and to  fight infections in'times of stress.  A good balanced diet including  green vegetables and citrus or tomato juice will provide 100 to 300  milligrams of ascorbic acid each  Department announces  holiday schedule  r- 4964  -^ SIZES 6-  SEW EASY  &*n$  Cowrie St.  Sechelt   '  885-2725  British Columbia public schools  will open for the 1976-77 school  yew on Tuesday; September 7,  1976 and will close 193 .school  days later on June 30, 1977 Les i  Canty, superintendent of administrative, services with the department of education announced ;  recently.  ;  The 1976-77 school calendar  shows schools closing October 11  for the Thanksgiving day statutory holiday and November 11 for  the Remembrance Day statutory  holiday.  The Christmas break will run;  - from December 17 to January 2.;  inclusive, with schools opening  again January 3^ 1977^-..;   .*..,  Public schools will close March  25 for spring vacation, re-Opening  April 4. They will also be closed  April 8, April 11 and May 23 for  the Good Friday, Easter Monday  and Victoria Day statutory  holidays..  Public schools will open the  1977-78 school year Tuesday,  September 6,1977.  Habitat in Sechelt?  If you thought Habitat was just one of those things that was  invented to plague Vancouverites you've got another think  coming. ,  The St. Mary's Senior Youth Group are bringing Habitat to  Sechelt next Sunday. '  The group has arranged a mini Habitat conference with  speakers from the U.N. Habitat ���formation Office and two  movies entitled introduction to Habitat' and Habitat 2000'.  Rev. T. Nicholson explained-that the speakers and the films  are intended to clarify the nature of the conference to be held in  Vancouver this summer. They will talk about Habitat and the  'global village' we will be living in by the year 2000.  The mini-conference will be held at the Sechelt Senior Citizen's Hall on Sunday April 11 at 2:15 p.m..'.       ... ���:���.���.. .,  '. ^:     ;���  PATld GARDENS DINING LOUNGE  ������iVVllit.:  Open  Tues-Sat-  5-9  Closed  Sun-Mon  For Reservations.  Call  885-9607  Do yourself a favor  AGENCIES LTD.  obtain our free  catalogue of  real estate  Box 128 ���Phone:  885-2235  Phone Vancouver 689-5838  (24 HOURS)  A home plus Income        #3546  Don Hadden  885-9504  George Townsend  885-3345  Peter Smith  885-9463  Jim Wood  885-2571  C. R. Gathercole  886-2785  Jack Warn  886-2681  Bob Kent  885-9461  Pat Murphy  885-9487  Jack White  886-2935  Duplex on 1 acre lot. 1 mi. from  beach. Both units presently rented.  F.P. $55,000. Jack Warn, 886-2681  eves.  % Acre View Lot  #3564  West Sechelt  #3538  Large three bedroom home situated  in West Sechelt on large lot, wall to  wall carpet throughout, attractive fire  place in living room, sundeck 20' x  20' over carport. Self contained suite  (presently rented) in basement.  ��� Terms appro*. $25,000down, balance  of $46,000 at 9V4% can be assumed.  Call Jim Wood at 885-2571 for further  detailsV Reasonable asking price  $65,000.  Sandy Hook  New two bedroom home with half  basement. Cozy living room; with fireplace. Magnificent view from wrap  around sundeck. Electric heat  throughout. Asking price $42,500.  Try your offer! Call Jim Wood 885-  2571.  Acreage, Nickerson Rd.    #3582  2.08 acres oh Nickerson Road, West  Sechelt. 145 x 625 gently sloped to the  south with a potential water view of  the Georgia Straits; Serviced with Regional waiter and Hydro. This is an  ideal spot for that country vacation  spot. Zoned R2 allowing 2 homes or  trailers. This won't last long at this  price .���'���:��� $i7,500, Terms. CalI Pat  Murphy, 885-9487.  rooffs Road  $mall cottage on a very large lot 500'  * 100'. The value is more in the land,  level and well treed. Owner will consider all offers. Asking price $35,000  but try your offer. Call Jim Wood,  885-2571.  For $17,000? #3580  And a very nice home too! Electrically heated, lots of storage- large utility and dn. area. This in a good choice  for a retired couple^ with two bedrooms and w-w carpeted living room,  in view of sea. Jack Warn, 886-2681  eves.     v-V: ��� " . ��� .   .  Partial View  #3542  Wooded lot close to transportation  but quiet. Water and Hydro at hand.  Selma area, $12,000 cash. Jack Warn,  886-2681 eves.  Sechelt Village  #3378  6 short blocks to post office and shopping. New cozy 2 bedroom home with  full High ceilinged basement. Priced  at $46,500. To view call George  Townsend, 885-^3345 eves.  Serviced with underground wiring,  Regional water and close to Marine  breakwater for small boats, also  walking distance to Ice Arena (Vz  mile) Lovely view of the Sechelt I nr  let. Lot is 162 ft. on one road and 300  ft. plus on other road. Privacy assured  by bluff at back of lot. Full price  FIRM $12,500. Pat Murphy 885-9487.  East Roberts Creek #3562, 3563  Two choice side by side building lots  with potential view. Just steps away  from beach. Priced at $11 ;700 and  $12,000. George Townsend, 885-3345  eves.  Lake Front Cottage #3526  Fac^s North Lake, on a 100' wide  B.C.<Govt. Lease lot, present annual  payment is-$75, lease is renewable.  Many are building in the area, on  similar lots, Hydro is coming soon.  Cottage is framed to lock up, well  built, has own water supply from  spring on lot. Listed for :$20,000,  some terms possible. Call jack  White, eves. 886-2935.  Holding Property par  Excellence "' #3552  Here's two side by side lots, each  50' x 103', in Upper Granthams,  an area which will come into its own  some day. The views, are Olympian  and the location is convenient. On  gravel road, no services yet. Listed at  $12,000 for both, try your offer, they  can be sold individually. Call Jack  White, eves. 886-2935.  Half an Acre. Gower Point  #3340  A very desirable location for your  dream home, fine new. homes all  around. Half an acre, wooded, gently sloping, fine view to the west.  Driveway and turn-around installed  now. Regional water and Hydro avail.  Try your offer on $20,000. Cal! Jack  White, eves 886-2935:  Field Road, Wilson Creek #3507  2 bedroom home plus 2 bedrooms in  full basement. On large level landscaped lot. Pius double carport. An  older type home in very good  condition. For appointment to view  call Pat 885-9487. FP. $46,000.  Waterfront ��� South of Pender  Harbour #3551  Over 700 feet stony beach/ deep sheltered moorage, and 12 acres of land,  plus sound 2 bedroom house. Water,  Hydro and phone. Exposure south  west for sunshine. Terms offered on  full price of $145,000. offers welcome.  See on our TV. Peter Smith, 885-  9463 eves.  Large Secluded Lot  #3523  $9,800 full price, and the lot has 152  foot frontage on.road, 98.9' deep,  could be two lots later on. No water  view, but so quiet, some nice trees.  Only 3 miles from Village. Peter  Smith 885-9463 eves.  Large Water View Lot      #3509  If view arid location your desire, see  this one. On a corner, can't be boxed  in, all local services here, and new  homes. Lot is 64.8' x 117.7', gentle  slope, faces south. Full price $14,500,  terms offered. Peter Smith, 885-9463  eves.  by DONNA GAULEV  times the  allowance.  Sunshine Coast News, April 6,1976. 5  ter, (2) steamed, (3) eaten raw or  (4) cooked in a pressure cooker  until just tender for high retention of the vitamin.  The practice of adding baking  soda to brighten the color of  green vegetables not only reduces  the ascorbic arid level but can  change flavor and texture. Losses  from leftovers can be reduced by  storage in a tightly covered container.  Linus Pauling has made most  of the population aware of vitamin C. He supports the theory  that heavy intakes of ascorbic acid -  will prevent the common cold. Research has not been conclusive to  support the proposition but one  experiment at the School of Hygiene in Toronto using placebos  and ascorbic acid tablets has indeed shown less incidence of  colds from those taking massive-  doses of ascorbic acid.  The   flu  bug   going   around.  seems to be affecting everyone. 7  Surely, fruit juices during the illness will -help reduce fever and  cleanse the body. But even ascorbic acid has its limits.  day. This is several  basic   recommended  If you are serious about taking  ascorbic acid vitamin supplements, the cheapest form is powdered bulk which can be slipped  into citrus fruit juices. Chewable  tablets are fine but are expensive  and contain fillers or binders.  A cool environment and protection from air, water and heat ensures the best retention of -the  vitamin. The cutting of vegetables releases enzymes and increases the surface area exposed  to harmful effects.  Ascorbic arid is very soluble in  water so that considerable losses  (about 60 percent) occur when  large amounts of water are used  for cooking or soaking.  Vegetables should be (1) added  to a small quantity of boiling wa-  W.S.OWEN  Lieutenant-Governor'  [L.S.]  CANADA  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  ELIZABETH the SECOND, by the Grace of God, of the United King-'  dom, Canada and Her Other Realms and Territories, Queen,'  Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.  To all whom these presents shall come��� -  GREETING ��������� (whereas   by   section   766   of  ��� :' (  (the Municipal Act    .s provided  H. A. CURTIS  ( inter.alia, that in addition to  (the functions conferred by that  Minister of (       .  Municipal Affairs (Act, a regional district has such  functions as are provided by Letters Patent or supplementary Letters  Patent, and for this purpose the Lieutenant-Governor in Council may,  on the recommendation of the Minister, provide in the Letters Patent  or supplementary Letters Patent such further objects, powers; obligations, duties, limitations and conditions in respect to any or all functions requested pursuant to this section:  AND WHEREAS the Regional  Board of the Sunshine Coast Regional District has requested that  the regional district be empowered to undertake sewage collection, treatment and disposal with  Electoral Areas B, D, Eand F and  ���the Village of Sechelt aspartici-  :: pating member municipalities:  AND WHEREAS the provisions of section 766 of the Municipal Act have been duly complied  with:  AND WHEREAS under the  provisions of subsection (4b) of  section 766 of the Municipal Act  the annual net cost of any function granted pursuant to subsection (4a) of said section shall not  exceed the product of two mills  on the assessed values referred to  in subsection (1) of section 782  within the participating municipalities, and the; annual net cost  of all functions granted pursuant  to subsection (4a) shall not exceed the product of three mills on  such assessed values:  NOW KNOW YE THAT by  these presents We do order and  proclaim that on, from and after'  the date hereof, the following be  added to the objects, powers,  obligations,   duties,   limitations  and conditions of the Sunshine  Coast Regional District:  DIVISION XV  SEWAGE COLLECTION,  TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL  1. The Regional Board may es-.  tabiish a sewage collection; treatment and disposal system or systems and may by by-law or bylaws establish and impose charges and/or frontage taxation for  the use thereof within the area of  Electoral Areas B, D, E and F and  The Corporation of the Village of  Sechelt which are hereby declared to be the participating  member municipalities subject  to the provisions of paragraphs  2 and 3 hereof.  2.(1) The Regional Board may  undertake sewage collection,  treatment and disposal for one or  more participating member municipalities and may nx the terms  and conditions under which the  service will be provided and without limiting the generality of the  foregoing, may, by by-law, undertake varying levels of service  for any of the member municipalities, or defined areas thereof.  (2) Before exercising the powers  under subsection (1), the Regional Board shall obtain the written  consent of the Director of each  electoral area or the consent by  resolution  of Council  of  each  municipality thereby affected to  the sewage collection, treatment  and disposal service proposed to  be undertaken for such electoral  areas or municipalities or defined  areas thereof, and shall,-by bylaw, a oopy of which shall be de*;  posited in the office of the Inspector of Municipalities, name the  participating member municipalities and in-the event a defined  area of a member municipality is  designated a participating member, municipality,  such  defined  area shall be denned by metes'  and bounds description  in  the  said by-law and the said by-law  shall declare the electoral areas,  the municipality or defined areas  thereof, to be a sewage collection,  treatment and disposal service  .   unit.  3.   Unless the assent of the owners of land has been first obtained  to the by-law referred to in paragraph 2(2) hereof with the approval of the Inspector of Muni-'  cipalities as if it were a by-law 7  under section 784(7)of the Municipal Act, the annual net cost at-j  tributable to this function shall  not exceed, in the municipality or  any electoral area or defined area  thereof declared by the said bylaw to be a sewage collection,  treatment and disposal service ��  unit, the product of two mills on ,  taxable assessed values for school  purposes   in  the   current   year  excluding property that is taxable  for school purposes only by spe-'  cial Act, within such sewage col-  lection, treatment: and disposal;  service unit.     '  4. The annual net cost attribut- '  able to this function shall be apportioned between the member  municipalities making up each  sewage collection, treatment and  disposal service'unit referred to  % in paragraph 2(2) hereof, on the  basis of assessment as fixed for  the current year which may be  taxed for school purposes, excluding property that is taxable for  school purposes only by special  Act.  5. With the approval of the In- .  specter of Municipalities first  had and obtained the authorized  indebtedness for the purposes of  this function shall not exceed the  sum of One Million Two Hundred  and Fifty Thousand Dollars  ($1,250,000).  AND THAT the Letters Patent  of the Sunshine Coast Regional  District be deemed to be further  amended accordingly.  In testimony whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made  Patent and the Great Seal of Our said Province to be hereunto  affixed.  WITNESS, Colonel, the Honorable Walter S. Owen, Q.C., LL.D.,  Lieutenant-Governor of Our said Province of British Columbia,  in Our City of Victoria in Our said Province this 18th* day of  March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and  seventy-six and in the twenty-fifth year of Our Reign.  By Command.  GRACEMcCARTHY  Provincial Secretary  [L.S.] igranip^TBa^iM^wffiinir^ �� ���� >���  ������  Sunshine Coast News, April 6, 1976.  The ^invisible cross9 of a learning disability  NOTES FROM PENDER HARBOUR SECONDARY  by CAROLYNN BICHLER  Robby is in third grade; he  can't read, he has a learning disability, only no one know, not  even Robby. He thinks that he's  just a little less intelligent than  the other kids. But he's not. A  learning disability exists when a  child is not able to function at his  age or grade level. Thirty percent  or one in every three children has  this problem. That's a lot of kids  who need special attention. It can  be a heartbreaking experience for  both parent and child when left  undiscovered and untreated.  What is being done for these  children on the educational level?  What does a parent of a learning  disabled child experience? What  changes do parents want to see  happen to help these children?  What can the lay person do to  help the learning disabled? This  is a serious and important subject  thai requires a great deal of effort  and support on all levels.  Cathi Wallis, a bright young  mother living in Gibsons, is facing the fact that one of her two  children has a learning disability.  She and her husband have to live  a different way of life from the  normal parent. Cathi has been  told be other mothers that they  don't want her to bring her hyperactive son into their homes.  Cathi would like to see her son  with other children and have  teachers who could spot learning  disabilities before starting elementary school, but there is no  preschool for her child. She believes that parents want more  help for their children, and that  parents don't want to wait until  they go to school. Cathi would like  to see a nursery school with full  time help five days a week. She  says most mothers of children  with learning disabilities don't  know what is available or who to  contact for information. Cathi also  feels that it is hard for people with  normal children to understand the  problems the parents of a learning disabled child have.  I spoke with two men who are  directly involved with learning  disabilities and education, John  Denley, the district superintendent of schools, and Ed Nicholson  newly appointed director of special education for this district. I  asked them what constituted a  learning disability? John Denley  explained that there are three  types of learning disabilities. The  first is physiological, a visual or  hearing problem, or a physical  handicap of some kind. When the  condition is severe it can be spotted quickly, but with a moderate  problem it can remain undiscovered for years.  The second type is neurological, those having to do with the  nervous system. Detecting a  neurological disfunction can also  be difficult. The third type of disability is caused by emotional  problems. These could be problems in the home, or adolescent  adjustment. Denley said when  two of these learning disabilities  are compounded the child has an  extreme handicap in learning.  Ed Nicholson feels that it's extremely important to have specially trained teachers to spot  these problems. He said the earlier the problem is recognized and  worked with the better chance the  child has to learn at his age and  grade level. This is why the  school board here is now making  i_____M__^^^^^ni^i^^^^^&���^^^  a special effort to recognize learning disabilities at a primary level.  The best approach to improve  learning abilities, Nicholson said,  is to have the classroom teacher  recognize the problem, and then  refer the child for proper help. He  said each learning disabilities  case is unique and each child  needs special personalized assistance. It is the school board's responsibility to see that the teacher has the training and tools to  work with his or her students.  Denley explained that there are  three specific links for helping  children with learning disabilities. First, is to have key classroom teachers to spot the problem. Second, is to have learning  assistants who can identify the  particular need of the child, He  said the third link is having human resources services available,  such as family counsellors,  special counsellors for specific  conditions, and tutors.  Another concerned mother and  dynamic crusader if Esther Reid.  She feels that parents aren't happy with what is being done for  their children, and that they want  to see the classroom teacher better trained to recognize and deal  with learning disabilities. She  said the school board needs to  bring in more trained people, that  there are too many people in the  school board office and not  enough in the schools.  "A child that has a learning  disability has an invisable cross",  is the way Mrs. Reid described  the predicament of these children  She feels that parents constitute  the prime force that can change  the system. Too many parents  drop out and stop fighting for  their children, she feels.  Esther Reid would like to see  a workshop for parents of children  with learning disabilities. She  thinks that parents must be educated as to what their children are  going through,-and what they can  do to help them. She said that  husbands often have a difficult  time accepting the fact that their  child has a problem.  "Fight the system don't be a  drop   out   parent,"   she   says.  Learning disabilities are hard on  the child, but they are also hard  on the parents' and their marriage; it's an uphill battle, but she  feels it can be won.  Joan Aelbers is a learning assistant at Gibsons Elementary  school. She teaches children with  problems in basic subjects or  with learning difficulties. She believes many schools do not have  proper accommodations for the  learning disabled. Mrs. Aelbers  said that teaching students with  learning disabilities is most effective when it is one to one, and  highly structured with lots of  drills.   ���  When, asked what she felt  about volunteer aid from the community* Mrs. Aelbers said that  it's great to have outside'.help,  but to teach a child the volunteer  must be trained. Volunteer assistance must be considered a job,  and the person must be regular.  Mrs. Aelbers has a list of areas  which are important when assisting learning disabled students.  She calls them the four Cs. They  are commitment to the job, concern for the child, consistency in  working with the child, and confidentiality about the child's problems,. Mrs. Aelbers said children  respond to the special attention  given them at an emotional level  as well as a learning level.  In the last four years attention  has been directed to learning disabilities in education. The schools  are training students to help such  disabled children but they still  need assistance. Parents and lay  people can be trained to give the  aid that these children need to expand their potential.  Imagine one third of our future  citizens handicapped throughout  life because some correctable  learning disability was undetected or ignored during childhood.  Society would pay a high price for  that, perhaps we're paying already. The problem has been  recognized and now an all out effort should be made to see that  Robby and children like him have  an equal opportunity to succeed  in school and in life.  i  Spring is most certainly in the  air and despite the rain, cold,  and snow, Pender Harbour  students are still victims of  spring fever. Maybe it's the  spring break. No one realizes  how welcome that holiday was.  January to March is an awful  long drag, especially when you're  working to the limit. Rotten  weather doesn't help the spirit  much either. .  The Wednesday before the  spring break, Ed Nicholson,  the district's special learning  assistance co-ordinator, paid us  a visit. He talked to die senior  students about tutoring private  pupils. Grade 11 and 12 will be  working with the younger students helping them with their problem courses during, spare  periods. It should prove valuable  to both the student and the  tutor.  Pender Harbour May Day  celebrations have been dropped  from the scene. A pity. But  thanks to a few concerned citizens  it just may re-appear. Mrs. Hoff,  the home economics teacher,  suggested the community recreation class assist in the sports  department. Of course the C.R.  class accepted and. a meeting is  being arranged.  The Outdoors Club, the Student   Council,   and  other   clubs  are toying with the idea of a  Spring Carnival. Maybe this  could tie in with the May Day  celebrations. Any suggestions?  To close off, a word of advice: ���  That prudent avis which mat-  utinally deserts the cosiness of  its abode will ensnare a vermulate  creature.  ERC 402  wmm  'Dream Pets9 on sale  The regular monthly meeting  of the Sechelt W.A. to St. Mary's  Hospital will be held on April 8  at 2 p.m. in St. Hilda's Church  Hall. '  The staff of the Hospital Gift  Shop advises that on the shelves  is the spring stock of wool,  'Loony Tunes' Dream Pets, bean  bags, snuglies and matchbox  toys. These and other new items  are presently on sale.  VON'S CONSTRUCTION  EXPERT FRAMING CREW  886-7420  886-9187  Can make skiers pop up and  fly. Thunderbolt ignition for  fast, getaway. Direct Charge  fuel induction that packs more  power per cube. Jet Prop exhaust for quiet and more efficient running. All this and fuel  economy too. Why wait? NOW  IS THE TIME TO SEE THE  MERC 402.  J   COZY CORNER CAMERAS L MERCURYLAND  CAMERA  AND  DARKRM.  SUPPLIES  886-7822  Beside the Bus Stop in Lower Gibsons  885-9626  Cowrie St.  Sechelt  le?: _513  % $1461  MERC 402  U0*0*0*0*&u0*4p*&*0*0*0*0*&>��0*0^  ^>S^__S'--'5\\: *>N  \w/6,\IkfaA^^Y^A^  Two Toned Brown Short Shag  Light Gold Short Shag  Black/White/Gold short Shag  White Short Shag  Green Short Shag/Rubber Back  Gold Level Loop/Rubber Back  Orange Level Loop/Rubber Back  CARPETS  '8.95 Dyd. Red Short Shag/Rubber Back  8.95 Dyd.  $8.95 Dyd  $9.95 dyd.  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WE ALSO CARRY DRAPERY RODS, DRAPES,  VENETIAN BLINDS, CERAMIC TILES,  COLORTRIM METALS, and FILTREX  VACUUM CLEANER SYSTEMS  885-2922  SHOWROOM HOURSTUESDAY TO SATURDAY 9:30 a.m. to5:30p.m.      NEXTTO BENNER FURNITURE, SECHELT  WE CHALLENGE ANY VANCOUVER COMPANY TO UNDERCUT OUR PRICES  &*0*&*&*4*a*0*0*&*&*&*0���^^ Sunshine Coast News, April 6,1976.  LAWN BOY  PHOTOS ABOVE and upper left show part of the action  during last weekend's bonspiel at the Gibsons Winter  Club,  week,  More details on the bonspeil will be available next  A society of spectators  When it comes to athletics,  ours is a society of spectators,  rather than participants, says Don  Walmsley of the B. C. Teachers'  Federation. Walmsley, writing in  a recent edition of a BCTF newsletter jsays fathers go off to the local hockey game while mothers  stay home to knit; mothers take  their children to the swimming  pool..ithen watch. Many of our  ; schools teach non-participation,  ehherT by* ffttpuraging only the'  gn^ed to play because 'winning is  so important, or by teaching  game skills that have little or no  carry-over into adult life.  But schools only reflect society  Walmsley says. The sports pages  report on super-competent ath  letes and $5 million contracts.  Cars are advertised as the only  truly acceptable form of transportation. Lip-service and TV ads  not withstanding, we are encouraged not to be active. If a teacher  wishes to change the present situation, what does he or she do?  Teachers at the 1973 Annual  General Meeting, stated that "...  the' aim of the public school system should be to foster the  growth and development of every  ''j!!!^_!___ JH_ ^JGlF!i_  help to ensure thatpubbc schools  provide for continued intellectual,  physical,  social  and emotional  growth and development of each  individual..  At the 1975 Annual General  meeting teachers endorsed the  statement the elementary and  secondary classes shall not be  segregated~on the basis of sex  and that all courses, programs,  activities, and clubs, sponsored  by schools shall be open to all students regardless of sex.  The reason for passing the foregoing statements, Walmsley said,  was to encourage an attitude of  desegregation and participation  in all activities, including physical  education.  'i sincerely doubt that any of  the teachers who supported these  policies believed that they would  be enacted in every school in the  1975-76 school year. What they  did believe, however, was that by  passing these policies they and  their colleagues would seriously  question their attitudes and practices in regards to desegregated  programs. It is worth noting here  that more elementary and secondary schools are7 operating dese^  gregated programs this year i"  last".-:-���-,,,, :-i  ^  Anyone interested in the outdoors asfar as hunting and fishing activities are concerned,  should take note that the Gibsons  Wildlife Cub, in coigunction with  the B.C. Fish and Game branch,  are making available an educational program which is open to  all over the age of 12.  The course, known as the Conservation and Outdoor Recreation  Education program, or C.O.R.E.  for short, is to begin on  April 13 at 7 p.m. at the Gibsons Wildlife Club and will continue on a twice a week session  basis, Tuesday and Thursday, for  six weeks. At the conclusion an  exam will be held.  PENINSULA CLEANERS  WILL BE CLOSED ON  MONDAYS  FROM APRIL 12 ONWARDS  O. Blakeman 886-2200  1521 Gower Point Rd, Gibsons  NOTICE  Ratepayers of Gibsons Heights  It has been agreed by the last elected officers  of the Gibsons Heights Ratepayers Association to  seek representation by the West Gibsons Heights  Ratepayers Association.  This action has been considered necessary  due to a lack of sufficient participation to maintain a viable association.  Any Enquiries may be made of J. Gurney,  886-7051.  Subjects included in the course  are as follows: Outdoor ethics, or  how to hud insults at your fellow  hunter who just shot your deer,  without hurting your own pride.  Regulations, those things we  never seem to be rid of these  days. Birds of B.C., the feathered  variety. Gun handling and safety,  which is a subject nobody in' his  right mind makes jokes about.  First Aid, which we hope you may  never need. Animal identification; make sure it's not a cow or a  fellow hunter you are taking aim  at. And last but try no means  least, 'Survival, or what to do  when the booze runs out.  Seriously, though, this is a well  worth while course and passing  We exam is a'must for aU persons  over the age of 12 who have never  had a hunting licence before and  wish to apply for one. Even if you  donm't hunt or fish it's still a  good thing to take in. The lectures  are enhanced by slide presentations and some pretty good films  and of course only the best of instructors of the male variety are  used.  Everyone is welcome so come .  out and learn something about  the great outdoors and have fun  doing it.  ���"'������'"������;  The cost is $15 and not $20 as  advertised in the Wildlife Club's  latest. newsletter, and there's a  bargain to start with!  BE SURE  '<(cp advantage of thexe ?e  START A LEGEND IN YOUR OWN TIME  Trail Bay Sports Unlimited  Cowrie St  885-2512  Secheli  ROBERST CREEKER Jerry Ferris, left,    Van Streppen and Bob Blakes. Gibsons  fires the puck towards right side of net for    goals were scored by Warren Dixon and  what turned out to be the winning goal in  Saturday night's play-off game between  the Creek and Gibsons. The game, ending up 3 to 2 for Roberst Creek, was the  first in the best of five finals. Other  Roberts Creek goals were scored by Sean.  Barry Wingfield. On Sunday afternoon,  Roberts Creak took another victory by defeating Gibsons by a score of 6 to 4. Details of thifegame will be available next  week. ���Ian Corrance photo.  Gibsons Lanes  News from  the alley  by BUD MULCASTER  . A rather quiet week as the  leagues are in the process of finishing the season. The calm before the storm with league playoffs, Teambowl, our 300 tournament and the league champion-  tournament all to come before the  end of April.  IT'S SPRING, AND TIME TO THINK ABOUT  DISNEYLAND  ORPLANYOUR LONDON  TRIP     NOW  Come in and make up a complete package now  including fare, hotel, insurance, etc.  YOUR QNE STOP BOOKING CENTRE  PENINSULA TRAVEL AGENCY  Graduate Canadian  Travel College  Dental Block  Phone 886-2855  Gibsons, B.C.  Toll Free 682-1513  In league action, three bowlers  rolled their first 300 games of the  year with Marney Qually starting  things off with a 303 single in  the Tues. Coffee league. Hazel  Skytte rolled a 303 single and  Tom Flieger rolled a 304 single  in the Legion League.'  Darlene Turner, with ah average around 160, rolled 266 and  704 for three in the Tues. Coffee  league. Paddy Richardson had  the high three for the ladies with  743 in the Gibsons A league, and  Ken Stewart was high for the men  with a 779 triple in the 7 p.m. Ball  & Chain league.  Bowlers for the month of March  are Carole Skytte with a 357 single and Freeman Reynolds with a  367 single.-  Freeman is the best bowler we  have and during March he rolled  games of 367, 348, 320; 365 and  321 which proves it 1    \  Highest Scores:  Toes. Coffee: Leslie Bailey 242-  628; Darlene Turner 266-704;  Marney Qually 303-726.  Gkmoos A: Mavis Stanley 260-  668; Dianne Fitchell 280-698;  Paddy Richardson 268-743; Ken  Swallow 263-651; Art Holden 258-  660; Don MacKay 261-663; Henry  Hinz 293-721.  Wed. C��-ee: Carole Skytte  258-652; Darlene Maxfield 270-  703.  Bal * Chain, 7t00s Penny Mc-  Clymont 242*615; Ken Stewart  299-779.  Bag it Chain 9t00t Bonnie McConnell 244-668; Brian Butcher  296-704; Freeman Reynolds 293-  720.  Than. Mind: Dianne Fitchell  294-728; Dan Robinson 241-662;  MefBuckmaster 251-678.  Legkw: Hazel Skytte 303-668;  Dianne Fitchell 289-691; Carole  Skytte 249-722; John Christiansen  258-651; Mickey Jay 228-652;  Ken Skytte 243-665; Tom Fleiger  304-727.  YBC Bantams (2): Michele  Whiting 163-281; Choi Adams  147-282; iiorne Carroll 150-263;  Darin Macey 156-278.  J���riant Gwen McConnell 187-  509; Michelle Solinsky 193-532;  Geoff Spence 203-552; Geoff Butcher 290-668.  Seniors: Louise MacKay 271-  642; Jeff Mulcaster 286-800.  I  SPRING  SPECIAL  OIL FURNA CE SER VICE  BURNER  ���    OILPUMP  ���    ELECTRODES  ���    REPLACE NOZZLE  *    OIL FILTER  (Included in Special)  AND MORE  REGULAR VALUE OF $28 OR MORE  ALL THIS FOR ONLY  {pump  out   water  and  sludge  OIL TANK     which can rust out si) tank and  pump]  VACUUM OUT FURNACE  17.95  12 YEARS EXPERIENCE  OIL BURNER MECHANIC & FURNACE INSTALLER  WORKING WITH YOUR OIL COMPA NY  TO KEEP YOU WARM  THOMAS  HEATING  SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST SINCE 1967  886-7111  USE YOUR  CHARGEX PWP"_^'V^alwiBlvw  8        Sunshine Coast News, April 6, 1976.  Film Society  g  by ALLAN CRANE  I was saddened to have had to  miss L'Invitation due to a business trip to New York since I enjoyed that film so much in Toronto  last year, but I am pleased to have  been able to make it available  here, and I hope that people enjoyed it as much as both Keith  and I did. As I will not be back  from New York until after press  time, this being written before I  even leave and before LlnvKation  has been screened, but I want to  have this ready so that I can tell  you something about the exquisitely beautiful film Love (Karoly  Makk, Hungary, 1971) to be  screened Wednesday, April 7.  Like L'lnvitatfcm but entirely  different in subject matter, Love  is an uncomplicated film, but it is  a moving tribute to love. The film  was awarded the Jury Prize at the  Cannes Film Festival in 1972, and  Hungary's leading actress, Mari  Torocsik, won the Best Actress  award at the Chicago Film Festival for her performance in this  film. The performance of Lili Dar-  vas as a bedridden old woman is  particularly noteworthy also. She  moved to the U.S. during  World War II and acted on Broadway and in radio and television in  New York, where she died in  1974.  The film is set in Budapest in  1953 where the mind of an old,  bedridden lady floats among rose  hued memories of the period before the First World War, while  Luca, her daughter-in-law, feeds  her with stories of Janos, her  only surviving son's triumphs as a  movie director in America. Janos,  in reality, is serving time in a  Budapest prison for a trumped-up  political offense. Director Karoly  Makk outlines the relationship  between the two women as follows:  Feel like a Sunday walk?  The sun is getting increasingly  courageous and time has come to  stretch our weary bones and get  out to see what nature is doing.  Want to try?  The Centre for Continuing  Education has arranged a 'Walk  in the Woods' with Barbara  Laakso on Sunday, April 11  at 10a.m. .    -^,  This is a beginners walk with  sue to eight miles dependent upon  the stamina of the participants.  Anybody is welcome to join,  alone or with their friends. Teenagers are welcome too, but most  children will find the walk too  hard.  Barbara advises the walkers to  wear sensible footwear, preferably walking boots, and bring  a raincoat and some munchy  food along, like dried fruit, nuts,  and maybe a thermos.  This is going to be a fun  day and it is hoped many people  will ��� .welcome the Spring on  Sunday, April 11. 7 ,  The group will meet at the road  to Buccaneer Marina, on Hwy.  101. This is approximately four  miles from Halfmoon Bay towards  Pender Harbour. The parking  possibilities are excellent.  Please pre-register with Karin  Hoemburg, School Board Office,  886-2226.  The relationship between the  two women is determined by a  strange relationship of the generations. An old woman from the  past different world and a young  woman, who grew up in different  circumstances, engage in a joint,  cultic ceremony, almost idolizing  an absent man ��� who is the son  of one and the husband of the  other. The essence of their life is:  discussions on him, and the recalling of the memories connected  with him.. This is an exciting  psychological process, the manner in which the young woman  slowly becomes tired of the beau-  However Luca's efforts to conceal  her own privations due to her husband's imprisonment become increasingly more difficult; she has  lost her job and is forced to share  her apartment. The content  is  slight and the structure rather  casual, but it is all tightly integrated into a superb collaborative  effort, smoothing over the hard  edges of tragedy with an appearance of tender sentiment.  The  film is replete with little touches  of observation which fill out its  theme of both the fallibility of  love and its persistence despite  the everyday constraints which  circumscribe and falsify its expression. Indeed,  the story  focuses on a falsification for the  sake of love, and each of the  characters is involved in some  kind of falsehood, manufactured  for the sake of appearance. In fact  as Makk eloquently demonstrates  it, most people are half-honest  and only a few of them are honest enough to admit it.  People are fragile and pliable;  hence the frequent clc_* ups of  objects ��� a pair of s .acles, a  clock face, a photograph ��� solid  and immutable. And all this detail is set against a background  tifying lies, amd the way the old  lady ��� who is probably aware of  the facts, behaves cruelly to the  young woman ��� who in fact  keeps her alive with her lies,  longer than any doctor could.  Here are some excerpts from  Hungaro Film Magazine, Monthly Film Bulletin and Sight and  Sound.  Luca continues to weave this  deceptive fantasy because the old  lady now lives only for the day  that she will see her son again.  of the cold days of Rakosi's  Hungary, which Makk and his  scriptwriter use as a running  counterpoint to the inner numbness of the people forced to live  with the consequences of its national lies. One can pay Makk no  greater compliment than to say  that on a second viewing the film  is richer, denser than it appears  at first sight.  From the first to the last image,  one is overwhelmed by this "ode-  to-love", seemingly strong  enough to move mountains. Maternal love and marital love are  juxtaposed in such a way that it  creates a unifying force to which  ordinary hindrances, erected by  space and time, vanish completely. And in this filigree of a "his-  toire d'amour", one finds back  the story within the story dealing  with bureaucratic politics.  Dance school holds  recital and workshop  The Gibsons School of Theatre  Dance gave its first recital for  parents and friends Sunday,  March 14 at the Twilight Theatre.  The performance, which was well  supported, included 36 students  who displayed a variety of dance  styles from classical ballet to a  . cha-cha tap routine.  Soloists on this occasion were  Rebecca Goodwin and Christine  Irvine, ballet, and Karen Boothroyd, tap. The most popular  group proved to be a comedy routine called "Cops and Robbers"  performed by the beginners tap  Films  Bronson rides the rails  Charles Bronson takes to the rails in Hard Tunes, a film set  in the depression,.playing April 8, ,9 and 10 at,the Twilight  Theatre in Gibsons.  CBC Radio  Whale trainer gives lesson  Vancouver's popular Stanley  Park Aquarium is described on  Friday's Between Ourselves at  8:03 p.m. Produced by Peter Van  Hee and Ann Bishop the program  attempts to show how tins attraction serves both an educational  and entertainment function for  adults and children. Skana's  trainer explains his philosophy for  working with marine animals,  how living creatures fit into the  environment and demonstrates  the aquarium's function with stories about many of the residents.  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7  Vancouver Recital 1:30 p.m.  Recital by Lynn Hendry, piano.  Schumann's symphonic Etudes.  Onirics and Quarts 8:03 p.m.  Science Magazine, host Dr.  David Suzuki.  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Caprices Nos. 1, 9, 17 and  13, Paganini; Recitative and  Scherzo, Kreisler/Part 2 CBC  Talent Festival,  THURSDAY, APRIL 8  Themes and Variations 8:03  p.m. Part 1, Francis Chaplin,  violin. Caprices Nos. 1,9,17, and  13, Paganini; Recitative and  Scherzo, Kreisler. Part 2, CBC  Talent Festival, Kashka Michal-  ski, soprano; Joel Quarrington,  double bass; Jonas Vaskevicius,  baritone; Bernadene Blaha, piano  Mozart, Thomas, Bottesini,  Beethoven. Part 3 Orford Quartet  Howard Knopf, clarinet. Quintet  in C minor, Weber.  Jazz Radlo-Canad��40:30 p.m.  Nimmons V Nine Plus Six;  Paul Horn.  FRIDAY, APRIL 9  Canadian Concert Hal 2:30  p.m. Part 1. Festival Singers of  Canada ��� songs by Brahms. Part  2. All Bach Chamber Music ���  Mario Deschenes, flute; Gyorgy  Terebesi, violin; Gerald Wheeler,  harpsichord.  Inside from the Outside 7:30  p.m. Comedy.  Between Ourselves 8:03 p.m.  The Vancouver Aquarium.  SATURDAY, APRIL 10  Dr. Bundoio's Pandemonium  Medicine Show 11:30 a.m. Comedy.  Metropolitan Open 1:30 p.m.  La Giocotida. Ponchielli, starring  Martina Arroyo, Nell Rankin, LU  Chookasian, Barry Morell, Mat-  teo Manuguerra and James Morris.  Musk de Chez Nous 7:00 p.m.  Quator Classique de Montreal.  All Haydn concert.  CBC Stage 8:30 p.m. Once  More from the Top, by Eric Nicol  ��� a rib-tickling comedy on the  theme of creation. Don Harron  and Jane Eastwood play Adam  and Eve.  Anthology 10:03 p.m. The  Sense of an Ending, short story  by Clarke Blaise. Virginia Woolf  assessed by Michael Hdroyd.  Morley Callaghan.  Musk Aive 11:03 p.m. Part 1,  Marta Hidy, violin, Tsuyoshi  Tsutsumi, cello, Arthur Ozolins,  piano, Trio Opus 87,,Brahms.  Part 2, Ayorama Wind Quintet,  Arlene Pach, piano, Sextet for  Piano and Winds, Poulenc.  SUNDAY, APRIL 11  Voice of the Pioneer 8:40 a.m.  Jackrabbit Johanssen, 101 years  young, believes the pursuit of  money is the ruination of the human being, plenty of exercise is  a cure-all for ailments. He still  skis every day in winter, canoes in  summer, does his own housekeeping and woodchopping.  The Bush and the S_m 1:03  p.m. Something about the Spirit  by Henry Zemel, an account of  the massacre at Hannah Bay  where a Hudson's Bay Post was  destroyed by a Cree hunting family in 1832.  Ihe Royal Canadkn An-Farce  7:03 p.m. Comedy.  Ihe Entertafaen 7:30 p.m. Interview with Billy Preston before  his Canadian tour. Robert Smith  of East Jordan, N.S., talks about  his songs and himself.  CBCPIayhouse 10:30p.m. The  Onlooker, a first play by Eric  Martin.  Recycling the Bines 11:03 p.m.  An uninterrupted hour of rhythm  and blues. '  MONDAY, APRIL 12  Musk of our People 8:03 p.m.  Dick Smith and his Syncona Band  West Indian music.  Ihe Great Canadhn Gold Rush  10:30 p.m. Interview and music of  Neil Sedaka. Live concert with the  ClimxBlues Band.  TUESDAY, APRIL 13  CBC Tuesday Nfcbft 8:03 p.m.  No Pets Allowed by Marlie Purvis ��� drama about an elderly  pei lover. Part 2 ��� Musk of the  Renaissance and Baroque, Nigel  Rogers, tenor; Bradford Tracey,  harpsichord. Part 3. The Darling  by Anton Chekov, a short story  read by Lee Taylor.  Touch the Earth 10:30 p.m.  Blues Singers, John Davis, Sonny  Terry and Brownie McGhee.  class. This class includes Lorena  Comeau, Trina Robinson, Sheryl  Douglas, Sharie Plows and  Debbie-Lou Williams.  The school also held a dance  workshop March 31 with continuous classes from 10 a.m. until  4:30 p.m. Guest teacher for the  , day was Anne Ibbrtson.  Teacher Jean Milward reports  that attendance at the workshop  was encouraging and more workshops are planned for the future.  Term No. 3 commences April 6  and Mrs. Milward says it promises to be a busy period. Many students will be taking their exams  in May and June.  It was also reported that Christine Irvine has been chosen by a  committee from the Banff School  of Fine Arts to attend that prestigious school this summer.  The taut figure seated in the  canvas-back chair leaned forward,  squinted into the sun ricocheting  from the tattered tenament roofs  of New Orleans' Desire Street-and  put on a half grin.  Actor Charles Bronson tilted  his well-known chiselled features  toward the warming sun and  rubbed with rough knuckles the  rugged terrain of his face. His  eyelids snapped shut and despite  all the furious activity surrounding him ��� a motion picture crew  under full speed ��� he seemed  completely isolated.  Bronson's chair was in the  street a yard or so from the curb.  Grips and electricians bustled all  about him preparing the background for filming a New Orleans  saloon of the 1930s. The scene is  from the motion picture, "Hard  Times," an action-adventure  drama for Columbia Pictures release. It was a first time out for  director Walter Hill, at 34 already  the author of a half dozen hit  screenplays and now directing a  major film. A dozen policemen  kept crowds of onlookers behind  a rope just out of camera range.  According to the screenplay,  Bronson makes his entrance in the  movie from a boxcar in a Louisiana freight yard. In Depression,  'times, lots of people rode those  "side door pullmans." Bronson  -crossed his legs, put laced lingers  under his chin, and again sought  the sun.  "I was a rails rider back in the  Depression," he related. "I was  a kid then." The remembrance  caused his eyes to darken. "It  was in Pennsylvania. Men and  boys 'bumming' around like that  were called hobos. That's what I  play in 'Hard Times.' A drifter.  A hobo who's searching for something. The role and the film are  comments on those times. I come  and I go. Nobody ever knows  from where or to where."  Tree  study in  watercolor  A display of watercolors entitled "Trees in the Landscape" by  Joan Thompson Warn will be at  Whitaker House in Sechelt from  April 10 to 18. Whitaker House  will be open Good Friday (April  16) and the artist wiD. be in attendance that day.  The exhibit is part of her  Brackendale Gallery work, a series of tree studies, inspired by the  Squamish area. New paintings of  local views will also be part of the  exhibit.  Also on display will be a selection of metal sculpture by John  Martin Warn.  Sound Construction  NX  Carpenter-Contractor  x   -,v '���������  Interior Finishing  House. Framing  Concrete Form Work  Gary Wallinder   896-9976  Box 920      Gibsons N.    "*  CHRISTINE IRVINE, a dance student of Jean Milward,  will be attending the Banff School of Fine Arts this  summer. ���Photo by Peninsula Photographers.  OCCIDENTAL LIFE  DEREK EVERARD  P.O. BOX1278  885-3438  B  fl  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  fl  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  L  A KALEIDOSCOPE OF  CARPET COLOR  SOMETHING TO SUIT EVERY HOME  JUST  ASK  US  -WE'LL  BE GLAD  TO HELP  1659 Sunshine Coast Hwy.  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ROYAL BANK  serving  British Columbia  *  lt 'PIONEERS OF PROGRESS  byDOUGSEWELL  Sunshine Coast News, April 6,1976.  In the history of every area  there is one man who stands  out, not so much for what he  actually achieved, but more likely  because he represents a time and  a style of life that has since vanished.  If you study the history of British Columbia you soon discover  that there is no period of our heritage more exciting than the ' 'Can  boo Gold Rush days" and that no  man better represents the wild,  unruly style of life of the gold  prospectors than Billy Barker, the  founder of Barkerville. "Cornish  Bill" was the epitome of the gold  rush miner. His rags to riches  story set against the background  of the colorful Cariboo gold boom  has since made him one of this  provinces most important folk  heroes.  Very little is known of the early  years of Billy Barker's life. He  was born in Cornwall in 1820, received little education and enlist-,  ed as a sailor at a young age.  He arrived at Fort Victoria in  the summer of 1858, not as a  prospective, gold miner but as a  sailor aboard one of the many  ships that crowded into the port  that summer. As the miners  poured into this old Hudson's Bay  Company fort they brought with  them a boom town of supply  stores, saloons and tent cities that  were alive with "Gold Fever."  Across the Strait of Georgia a  man could make more in one day  working for himself than a sailor  could make in a year "before the  mast". It is no wonder that one  night Barker silently slipped away  . from his ship and disappeared  into the crowded mining camps of  the lower Fraser Valley.  Nothing is known of his life  over the next few years. He  seems to have followed the expansion of the gold rush as it  spilled out of the lower Fraser and  continued up the canyon to the  Thompson and Cariboo fields. He  must have found enough small  deposits to stay alive and keep up  his spirits but as each area slowly  ran dry he moved on in search of  the "Mother Lode". By 1862 he  was at Williams Creek the site of i  a big strike by another famous  miner, William Dietze in 1861.  During the four years that Bar-  SUNSHINE COAST  REGIONAL DISTRICT  The next regular meeting of the Sunshine Coast  Regional District Board will be held in Electoral  Area"B".  t  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1976.  7:30p.m.  WELCOME BEACH COMMUNITY HALL,  REDROOFFSROAD  All interested persons are invited to attend.  (Mrs.) A. G. Pressley  Secretary-Treasurer  BARKERVILLE, one of the most amazing  boom towns in Canada's history, is today  it's leading ghost town. This photograph  was taken in the late 1860s.  ker had now spent in prospecting  for gold, he had become dissatisfied with the slow tedious methods of extracting the precious  metal from the gravel and sand of  the river bed. The standard tools  of the trade, the gold pan and the  rocker box required too much patience and a very rich pay dirt.  Barker realized that gold is one of  the heaviest metals and that as  such it will sink to the bottom of  any loose mixture. He surmised  that therefore there must be vast  quantities of the valuable ore beneath the deep gravel of the old  rivers and streams. All you had to  do to strike it rich was to sink a  shaft under the riverbed.  Once he had reached his conclusion Barker wasted little time  in putting his plan into action. He  selected a site on a portion of  Williams Creek that had been deserted by other miners because of  the poor yield and found six other  men who were willing to take a  risk on what many considered to  be a "crackpot" theory.  . They began work in the summer of 1862. They were hoping to  strike it rich quickly but the work  progressed slowly despite .their  best efforts. By the time they had  reached thirty-five feet only gravel had been, recovered from the  shaft and the men were too discouraged and broke to carry on.  The cost of supporting themselves was high with flour selling  at $250 a barrel and a pair of >  boots costing $50 or more.  Though the local authorities ridiculed their efforts it was the famous frontier magistrate, Judge  Matthew Bailie Begbie who finally came to their rescue. Begbie  first heard of the project while  holding court in the area and decided to investigate the new  mine. He realized the possible  value that this type of more stable  operation could have on the community and finally provided the  r  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  r  i  i  GORILLA - $39 pair  TREADMASTER $28-$36pr.|  DAYTON CAULK BOOTS 70  MANY OTHER WELL KNOWN MAKES  OF WORKBOOTS IN STOCK 15% OFF  CAMPBELL'S FAMILY SHOES & LEATHER GOODS  885-9345  1���_. ��� ���      ��� 2?������_!' Sechelt  ^*��� ���^���* ���*���a^ ^^^ ������i ���_��� ��������' ��������� ^^^ ���_��� ^_B ���_��� IHb_ *_��� _���i a_aaj a_pj ���_��� ������ ^i_l e__l M ���_��� els���i MI.M _���_ ���_������ f_B #_��� ���_��� aajsj ���_��� _a_ i  men with $100 dollars each from a  special fund for destitute miners  on the understanding that if they  ';, failed they would leave the Cariboo for good.  The dangerous work was soon  , under way again. The shaft was  only big enough to let one man  work at a time in the dark, damp  tunnel while the others hauled the  gravel to the surface and inspected it for gold. The work continued for another few months but  finally the judges money was almost gone and after fifty-four feet  of digging most of the men were  ready to call it quits, but Barker  was still unwilling to give up the  .dream. He persuaded the men to  ; work another day by offering to  take over the unpleasant post at  ' the bottom of the shaft.  The day started out like all the  others with bucket after bucket of  gravel slowly making its way to  the surface. It was late afternoon  when Barker swung his pick into  the ancient riverbed, pried off another inch of gravel and there  ; shining in the dull light of his  candle were nuggets the size of  eggs. He had struck the "mother  lode" that every miner dreamed  of finding.  -     The news soon spread through  ' the entire area and it was three  .,', jdays before the celebration ended.  ��� and then only because the saloons  had run dry. Bill Barker and, his  partners had truly struck it rich,  before the mine was exhausted it  was to yield more than half a million dollars worth of gold.  "Cornish Bill" now had some  ..time for the pleasures of life and  early in 1863. he travelled to Vic  toria to visit civilization and find  himself a wife. A few months  later he met and married an English widow named Elizabeth  Collyer and brought her back to  Barkerville in triumph.  Billy Barker had reached the  height of his fame and fortune  and as so often is the case, it  wasn't long before his luck  changed and he began the slide  back down from riches to rags.  Extravegent spending, poor investments and a demanding wife  soon ate away the fortune he had  made. His wife began . flirting  with younger men and when his  money finally,ran out it wasn't  long before his wife had packed  her bags and gone.  Once again Barker set out to  find his fortune but fate refused  to grant him a second chance and  the Cariboo's most famous character slowly drifted back into  obscurity.  In the Victoria "Colonist" of  July 1894 appears a small obituary announcing his death at a Victoria old men's home. The obituary concludes with a short moral  lecture on the virtues of thrift.  Like the man from whom it took  it's name Barkerville has since  gone from riches to rags to riches  and back again to rags.  In 1868 the town was consumed  by fire and damage was estimate  at over two million dollars. However, by the time Gov. Musgrave  arrived on an official visit the following year the town had been rebuilt and was now claiming to be  the biggest town north of San  Franciscol In its heyday Barker  ville boasted of a theatre with ".  troupes of actors imported from -.  San Francisco, a library, restaurants    and    almost    countless  saloons.  The turn of the century found  Barkerville almost deserted, but  again its fortunes soon began to  change as the dirty 30s brought .-  thousands of unemployed work- _,-,  ers back to the goldfields. The   -  boom was short lived however  and as normal economic condi-   .  tions  returned Barkerville once , r  again became a ghost town.  The town has recently been .  given a new lease on life since its :,  reconstruction as a tourist site. -,  Barkerville is once again booming ���  and perpetuating the legend of ,  Billy Barker. The only difference ,  is that now the gold is coming ,  from the tourists pockets instead ..  of the river bed.  THE "NEVERSWEAT"'mine near, Barkerville. During the 1860s gold was being  Coast industries  ORNAMENTAL IRONWORK^ A^  CUSTOM 06_ A1CA FIREPLACE  HITCHES OOtKf 139 SCREENS  Hwy. 101, Gibsons.        Behind Peninsula Transport  produced in the Cariboo en a scale which   -'  exceeded California in its palmiest days.   ;  Flowerpot holders in quiet colors which wll blend with any  color scheme. See then at  Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  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 lor disc  Brakes and Drum Brakes  ��� Vaive and Seat Grinding  ALL MAKES SERVICED  DATSUN SPECIALISTS  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  AL JAMIESON  Gibsons  Phone 886-7919  ���BANKS  ROYAL BANK  OFCANADA  GIBSONS   Branch-Ph.    886-2201  SECHELT  Branch-Ph.   885-2201  HOURS  G/fesons.Mon - Thurs.  10a.m. -3p.m.  Fri.. 10a.m. -6p.m.  Sechelt: Tues - Thurs.  10a.m. -3prn.  Fri.. 10a.m. -6p.m.  Sat.. 10a.m. -3p.m.  ~"       ���BUILDING  SUPPLIES  WINDSOR  PLYWOOD  (THE PL YWOOD PEOPLE)  Construction Plywood  Fancy Panels   '  Doors, Bifolds, Insulation  Sidings  and all Accessories  Delivery  Highway 101, Gibsons  Phone 886-9221  ��� BUILDING  SUPPLIES (Cont)  L& H SWANSON Ltd  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  .   Ditching - Excavations  Porpoise Bay Road  885-9666. Box 172. Sechelt, B.C.  TWIN CREEK  LUMBER  & BUILDING  SUPPLIESLtd.  Everything for your building  Needs ,  Free Estimates  Phone 886-2291-2  ��� 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  ��� CABINET MAKING  OCEANSIDE  FURNITURE  & CABINET SHOP  Hardwood Specialists  Custom   Designed   Furniture  Kitchen and Bathroom  Cabinetry  Remodelling  R.BIRKIN  Beach   Ave.,   Roberts   Creek  Phone 885-3417  ��� CLEANERS  YOU CAN SAVE MONEY  COIN-OP CLEANERS  By the Garment or  By the Load  Sunnycrest Plaza Gibsons  ��� CONSTRUCTION  GIBSONS  BUILDING SUPPLIES  (1971) LTD.  ALL BUILDING MATERIALS  ���-  - READY-MIX  CONCRETE-GRAVEL  GENERAL PAINT  Highway 101-Gibsons  886-2642 886-7833  ��� DISPOSAL  SERVICES  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  . Port Mellon to Ole's Cove  886-2938 885-9973  Commercial Containers  available  ELECTRICIANS  ^uetft electric Itb.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING  & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt,-Gibsons,  Roberts Creek  & Madeira Park  885-3133  J. McKenzie  ' Ron Blair, P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd.  P.O. Box 387  Sechelt  VON3A0  ��� ELECTRICIANSlCont'd)  SIM ELECTRIC Ltd.  Electrical Contractor  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  ��^\ BE ELECTRIC It,.  }  . Phone 886-7605 ���  Box 860 Gibsons  "POWER   TO   THE   PEOPLE"  ��� HEATING  TEDHUME  SERVIGES  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  ��� NURSERY  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWA Y  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees  ��� Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying  Phone 886-2684  ��� PAINTING  ABC  GENERAL PAINTING  SPRAY-BRUSH-ROLL  Call 886-2512  ��� PAVING  COAST PAVING  PAVING FROM DRIVEWAYS  TO HIGHWAYS  Highways, Parking Areas  Driveways, Crushed Gravel  '   Equipment Rentals  Main Office  Box.95, Powell River, 485-6118  Branch Office:      ,  Sechelt, Ph. 885-2343  9:30 to 3:30 p.m.  ��� PLUMBING  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING - PIPEFITTING  STEAMFITTING  HO T WA TER HEA TING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  G&E  PLUMBING'  & HEATING  Ltd.  Certified  Plumbers  Box 165, Gibsons, B.C.  PHONE886-7638  New Installations, Renovations  Repairs, Hot Water Heating  Pump Repairs  24 HOUR SERVICE  ��� PLUMBING (Cont)  TIDELINE  Plumbing and Heating  Contractors  RESIDENTIAL-COMMERCIA L  FREE ESTIMATES  886-9414     ,  Bernie Mulligan   Denis Mulligan  PENINSULA  PLUMBING  CONTRACTING  Port Mellon - Pender Harbour  Free Estimates  Phone 886-9533  Rick 886-7838 Tom 886-7834  ��� RETAIL  STORES  (Cont'd)  C    &    S  HARDWARE  &  APPLIANCES  Sechelt ��� 885-9713  RAY NEWMAN  PLUMBING  SALES & SERVICE  Hot Water Heating  Building and Alterations  Davis Bay Rd., R.R. 1,  Sechelt-Ph. 885-2116  ��� REFRIGERATION  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION &  MAJdR 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  MISS BEE'S  Card and Gift Shop  Wharf Rd., Sechelt  P.O.Box 213        Ph. 885-9066  Coutts-Hallmark Cards &  wrappings, Gifts, Picture  Puzzles; English Bone China  cups, saucers, etc.  Boutique Items  Local Artists' Paintings  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES  NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE  TO ALL MAKES  SEW EASY  Cowrie St.  Sechelt 885-2725  ��� T.V.& RADIO  J&CELECTRONICS  &APPLIANCES  Charles (Chuck) Stephens  SALES and SERVICE  INGLIS & PHILIPS  MARINE ELECTRONICS  Across from Red & White  Sechelt 885-2566  ��� ROOFING  PAJAK  ELECTRONICS  CO. LTD.  RCA & ELECTROHOME  Authorized Dealer  . Sales and Service  886-7333 Gibsons  STAN HILSTAD  ROOFING  DUROID, SHAKES  OR REROOFING  R.R. 1, Port Mellon Highway  Gibsons Phone 886-2923  ���SURVEYORS  ROY& WAGENAAR  B.C. LAND  .SURVEYORS  CIVIL ENGINEERS  Marine Building - Wharf Street  Box 609, Sechelt, B.C.  885-2332  ROBERT W.ALLEN  B.C.LANDSURVEYOR  Sechelt Lumber Building  Wharf St., Box 607  Sechelt, B.C.  Office 885-2625        Res. 885-9581  ��� TV & RADIO (cont)  NEVENS' TV  Service Depot for  PHILIPS ��� ZENITH  PANASONIC ��� ADMIRAL  FLEETWOOD DEALER  MASTERCHARGE  Phone 886-2280  ��� TRAILER PARK  SUNSHINE COAST '  TRAILER PARK  1 Mile West of Gibsons, Hiway  Laundromat  Extra Large Lots  and Recreation area  Parklike Setting   Phope 886-9826  ��� TREE TOPPING  TREETOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Marv Volen Phone 886-9597  Clean   up- your   wooded   areas  Remove lower lim^s for VIEW  Top tall trees adacent to    building   ��� TRUCKING  DOUBLE 4R'  TRUCKING LTD.  SAND, GRAVEL. FILL  DRAIN ROCK, ETC,  Chaster Rd  Gibsons, B.C. 886-7109  ���t6  ��� WELDING  B. MacK WELDING  BRADMacKENZIE  Portable Welding  886-7222 sagasim;  :0  Sunshine Coast News, April 6, 1976.  70 years of service  The old Hawaii coast  9  6  In this first part of a two part  series, Doug Sewell takes a look  at the Union Steamship company and how it influenced the  early days of the Sunshine Coast.  No event was more important  to the early settlers of the Sunshine Coast than the arrival of the  Union ship. It was a lifeline to  civilization ��� it brought your  supplies, carried out your sick  and delivered the letters and  postcards from home. From as  early as 1891 until the company's  assets were finally sold off in  1959, a period of 68 years, the  Union Steamship Co. of British  Columbia was virtually the only  link the early settlers had with the  outside world. Little wonder that  so many of the "old timers" of  the Sunshine Coast love to remember the sight of the small,  tough red-funnelled ships pulling  in to the local wharf.  The Union Steamship Co. came  into being on July 1,1889 and was  incorporated in November of that  year. The prospectus tells us that  the company was created for the  purpose of "transportation by water to the outlying pew settlements, saw mills, logging camps,  stone quarries, agricultural and  mining districts." The Union Co.  was the first steamship line to be  based in the new settlement at  Vancouver. Over the next 70  years she was to operate more  than 50 ships over a coastline of  more than 4000 navigated miles.  In 1887 two events had occurred to hasten the creation of the  Union Co., tr-: arrival of the  C.P.R. on May 23 and a visit by  John   Darling,   head  of   Union  Steamship Co. of New Zealand  later that year. Darling helped  form a partnership that bought  out the Burrard Inlet Towing Co.  as a going concern. The three  tugs and eight scows that came  with the purchase became the nucleus of the Union fleet.  A more opportune time could  not have been chosen, the company prospectus notes the "rapidly increasing demand for water  carriage" and the "trebling of  Vancouver's population in three  years." The Union S.S. Co. was  designed to link the B.C. coast  with the new port of Vancouver.  Competition from the Canadian  Pacific Navigation Co. and the  American Pacific Navigation Co.  was still minimal at this time.  The first vessel the new company purchased was the "Cutch"  a former Indian Rajah's yacht.  The "Cutch" was put on a new  run to Nanaimo and the tug  "Skidegate" was given the West  Howe Sound to Squamish run and  became the first Union vessel to  stop in at the new settlement of  Gibsons Landing in 1890.  The first recorded Union excursion trip was taken aboard the  Cutch on July 18, 1891. The  notice read: "Cutch to Pender  Harbour off Jervis Inlet ��� that  little bay is noted for its scenery.  While on the way the vessel will  pass Bowen Island, Howe Sound,  Sechelt Indian Village, Trail Bay,  Welcome Pass, Texada Island  and other places of interest."  The Union Steamship Co. was  already in the excursion business  that 40 years later was to make  them   so   famous.   The   "Gulf  UNION STEAMSHIPS' SS Capilano docked at Gibsons  "Coquitlam" inaugurated the  company's northern run to the  Skeena and Nass River area.  Coast" as they then called the  Sechelt Peninsula became an important part of the Union Steamship story right from the company's inception.  In October of 1891 the first of  three new Union ships slid down  the ways of an improvised dockyard in Coal Harbour and the  company became a major influence on the small coastal communities almost overnight. The  "Comox," the first and smallest  of these ships was to be a familiar  sight along the "Gulf Coast" for  nearly 30 years. The two larger  ships,   the   "Capilano  and   the  wharf during "Regatta Day" in the early 1930s.  Blubber Bay and Van Anda, then     Howe   Sound   and  North  ��� &*'-*  UNION STEAMSHIPS' SS Cheam photo-       during World War I.  graphed in Howe Sound by Harry Winn  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I.  Professional Window Washers  Cleaning of Eavestroughs  CALL NOW    886-2155  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  FIRST GIBSONS CUBS  BOTTLE DRIVE  SATURDAY, APRIL 10  We will be starting at 10 a.m.  Please have your bottles ready  i  ���*  Unemployment      Assurance-  Insurance chdmage  Canada                 Canada  ITINERANT SERVICE  SECHELT  SUMMER CLOSING  Effective April 1st  the UIC Itinerant Service  will be closed for the summer months.  Please direct enquiries to the UIC  at 120 Lonsdale Street,  North Vancouver, B.C. V7M 2E8  The Itinerant Service will resume  in the fall.  St. Mary's  to  simulate  disaster  As most residents and many  visitors to the Sunshine Coast are  aware, St. Mary's is a 71 bed regional hospital, situated in Sechelt. This facility treats a steady  patient flow, covering a full range  of illness and accidents.  St. Mary's is a. nationally accredited hospital, which indicates  that the hospital meets the high  standards set for hospitals, and  which is surveyed and assessed  from time to time by the Council of Hospital Accreditation.  Any hospital that has achieved  National Accreditation must have  a drafted and practiced Internal as well as an External Disaster Plan to cope with situations  that may involve a large number  of casualties resulting from natural or man made accidents. This  External disaster plan must be  exercised once a year as a requirement to retain Accreditation  Status.  To comply with this, in a combined effort with Mr. Art Mc���  Phe'e, Emergency Program Coordinator, St. Mary's Hospital  will simulate a disaster exercise  later this month. The exercise will  involve use of volunteer "Casualties", ambulance services, RCMP  physicians and hospital staff mem  bers.  While the reality of the situation and how it is handled is imperative for evaluation of effectiveness of the plan, every effort will be made to minimize any  inconvenience to normal traffic,  and citizens in general. Succeeding articles will provide information as to the conduct of the exercise, and the part that citizens  can play in such an incident.  WANTED  Used furniture or what  have yon  AL'S USED FURNITURE  WE BUT BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons ��� 886-2812  The Union Company also expanded into the American trade  with a new service to Portland but  it proved to be a disastrous move  and in 1892 the company resolved  to avoid foreign trade and to concentrate on better servicing the  coast. It proved to be a wise decision for both the company and  the young province.  The "Comox" sailed on the  first logging camp run on May 2,  1892. It covered nearly 40 calls on  the return trip to Port Neville.  When the service was first started the schedule was still very  flexible, the first port of call was  Gibsons Landing, then Sechelt,  the Welcome Pass Post Office and  on to Van Anda on Texada Island. Comox, Lund, Powell River,  Cortez Island, Read Island.and  Heriot Bay were visited before  the small ship continued up  through the Yucalta Rapids to  Johnstone Strait. The "Comox"  soon became a familiar sight  along .the lower coast and when  the Dominion government granted the company a $60,000 mail  subsidy in 1892 the service took  . on a more permanent appearance  By 1897 the Union was expanding their northern routes to include the sudden boom to the  goldfields of the Klondike. The  "Cassiar" was purchased in 1901  to aid the Comox on the south  coast run but most of the company's new building was still  aimed at expanding the profitable northern routes. With the  addition of the^ Cassiar, two new  routes were added on the lower  coast, a second trip to Port Neville  by way of Campbell River, Rock  Bay and Sayward and a new direct service to the growing settlements on Cortez Island, Valdez  Island and Shoal Bay. The two  ships served virtually every  "wharf, float, landing and stops  in stream" to Alert Bay and Port  Hardy by 1902. The Comox was  later given a new regular route to  Cortez, Buccaneer Bay and Pender Harbour.  A new coastal tug the 'Coutli'  was' built in 1904 to replace the  old Burrard Towing vessels  the 'Leonora' and the Senator'  but in 1909 the company directors  finally decided that towing was  unprofitable and the whole fleet  was sold off. Despite this setback  the period from 1906-1911 was a  profitable and growing time for  the Union Company.  By 1910 it was necessary to  add another vessel to the lower  coast routes and the 'Cheslakee'  was built to supplement the  'Comox' and the 'Cassiar',  at 132 feet it was the biggest ship  on the southern route. In 1911  the Union Company was purchased by J.H. Welsford and Co.  of England and a new influx  of capital was used to purchase  the Victoria based Boscowitz  Steamship Co. Ltd. Another line  was started to Mexico under  the subsiduary Pacific Canadian  Line to tie in with the Welsford  Atlantic lines.  One of the few major accidents  to mar the Union's otherwise  impecable safety record occured  at the Van Anda wharf on Texada  Island in 1913. The 'Cheslakee'  had just left the wharf in a heavy  squall when she listed suddenly  to port and was forced to head  back to Van Anda. The ship  reached the dock but before the  passengers could all be disembarked she rolled over on to  her side and sank taking seven  lives. The accident was blamed on  bad design of modifications  made the previous year. The  vessel was eventually salvaged  and after changing the name to  'Cheakamus' she was put back  into service and plied the lower  coast runs for another thirty  years.  The Union Co.'s lower coast  fleet was further increased in  1914 by the addition of the 'Mel-  more' a 156 foot yacht purchased  from England to run the Sechelt,  Arm  trips. The company's 'Gulf Coast'  trade was being badly hurt  by competition with the AU  Red Line which ran regular  service to Powell River, Sechelt  and Howe Sound and by the  Terminal Line which operated to  Bowen and Howe Sound. The  directors realized that their  service must be improved but  after two years of bitter competition they finally gave up and  purchased the All Red Line for  $117,500. The assets of the small  company included the ships  'Selma' and 'Santa Maria'  and a small seven acre picnic  and tourist site at Selma Park.  The union was empowered to  invest in land developments  in 1917 and began the development of the Selma Park site as  the first of the Union Estates.  The company was becoming more  and more involved in the 'day  trip' business and with the  purchase of the All Red Line  they became the only line sailing  into the Gibsons to Powell River  area.  The All Red Line had originally  been owned ��� by Bert Whitaker  of Sechelt and the two smaller  ships' the 'Tartar' and 'Sechelt'  were to be kept in Union service  for many years. The main ships  the 'Selma' became the 'Chasina'  and the 'Santa Maria' was  changed to the 'Chilco' to fit  the company pattern. With the  addition of these two new ships  to the Sechelt-Powell River  service the old 'Comox' was  finally retired in 1918. The Union  period was about to enter into a  hew period of rapid expansion.  Next week: Part two of the  Union Steamslup Company  and the Sunshine Coast.  Locally made TOe Trivets and  Coasters, many sizes and colors, quite a new Idea. Maw  Bee's, Sechelt.  (Continued from Page 2)  l  was also no excuse to 'go for a  beer after '  That car of yours, with the bad  shocks, have you driven it along  Highway 101 lately, the area in  front of Elphinstone and Sonny-  crest Plaza? Have you driven west  about 6 p.m. when the sun is nice  and low and the dust is nice and  high? Did you see the potholes?  You felt them. Did you see the  pedestrians . . .? The Centre  line? Oncoming traffic? .  It's spring and we were told  last year that that part of the  highway would be repaved in the  spring. Furthermore, gravel  trucks working on the Sunnycrest  expansion should be directed onto  a less dangerous route.  The trucks are tracking dirt and  mud onto'the highway and according to the summary of regulations set out by the Department  of Highways, it's a definite no-no.  Ask the department about the  regulations that "prohibit such  things as tracking mud on the  roadway or dumping refuse or litter on the right-of-way. *'  It's nice to see the teachers are  back to work this week. Sick of  getting post cards from San Francisco, Hawaii...  QUICK!!!  IT WILL SOON BE  EASTER TIME  Make Sure You Buy Your Ma terial From  SEW EASY   885-2725  Cowrie St.   . Sechelt  AND FINISH THOSE LAST MINUTE PROJECTS  If your planning a springtime  escape to the warm sand an lush  tropical forests of Hawaii be sure  not to miss the beauty and the  quiet solitude of Maui. The fifty  mile drive from Kahului to Hana  along Maui's north eastern shore  is one of the most beautiful and  undeveloped sections of the  islands.  State Highway 36 is a twisty,  old islands piece of road that has  477 curves in a section less than  thirty miles long. As you leave  Kahului and climb into the  island's interior rain forests  it begins to look like a scene  from 'South Pacific', the placid  pools and small waterfalls, the  volcanic mountains, the sugar  cane and pineapple fields all add  to the old Hawaii charm. At the  village of Paia there is an ornate  Buddist temple that is well worth  investigating and further down  the road the Puaa Kaa State  Wayside delights visitors with its  waterfalls,gardens and secluded  picnic sites. The feeling of being  in another world is one of the  most delightful aspects of the  trip.  The town of Hana is usually  considered to be the end of the  road though some of the island's  most beautiful spots are only  a few miles away. Hana Beach  Park, fringing Hana Bay is  pleasant for just lounging in the  sun or lazing away an afternoon  exploring the trails along the  shore. In a cave near the old lighthouse Kaahumamu, the wife of  King Kamehameha was born.  A few miles northward near the  Hana airport is another sea  carved grotto named Waiana-  panapa Cave. This cave is the  center of a legend of two lovers  who quarrel, the woman escapes  to a secret underwater cave  to hide from her jealous husband  who eventually finds her there  and kills her. The pool is said to  turn red with her blood every  April, hot a sight to be missed.  South of Hana we return to the  Hawaii of two hundred years  ago. The historic Wananalua  Church and the ancient temple  sites co-exist side by side. The  countless waterfalls and the  rugged black lava shores contrast  sharply with the white beaches  and smooth hills seen from the  tourist centers on the other side  of the island. The neat little  homes, the tar patches and the  rich vegetation and tropical  flower gardens all add to a feeling  of being suspended in time.  The rich ancient Hawaiian  culture is rapidly disappearing  in a wave of resort hotels and  condominium developments, if  you want to see what Hawaii  used to be, the time to go is now  and the place to go is Maui's  north-eastern coast.  Kaanapali Beach is popular tourist area on the island of Maui.  HAWAII  . CONTINENTAL TRAVEL  *     TRAIL BAY MALL  Sechelt  885-2910  Representing all Airlines and Transport Companies  I  I  I  I  1  I  I  t  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  1  I  I  NOW ON DISPLAY IN BEAUTIFUL SECHELT  CHANCELLOR    moduline  i  OPT.   BUFFET  DINING ROOM  8-10"  FULL PRICE $22,245.00  Price includes: Fridge, stove,  drapes, carpets in living room,  hall and master bedrocm. House  type exterior lap siding with recessed door entry. Fixed overhead eaves. Deluxe kitchen cabinets. 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