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Array Provincial Library,  /ictoria, B. C.  A report has been presented  to the Sunshine Coast Regional  District recommending "economic rationalization" of the ferry sendee to the Sunshine Coast  The report, authored by Regional planner Adrian Stott was  discussed at a recent planning  committee meeting and makes  the  recommendation  that   all  subsidies be removed from the  government owned ferry service  and that the service operate as  an economic enterprise in the  : manner of a crown corporation.  Among  other  recommendations   made   in   the   report,  ; Stott suggested that the capa-  . city of ferry service not be in-  creased, that a class system of  tickets be instituted giving first  class  tickets  quicker  service,  and that transport of vehicles  be given a' lower priority than  foot passengers. ;  ��� Stott also suggested that the  commuter card be abandoned  and that it be replaced with a  season ticket that would allow  unlimited use if the service for  " one year at a purchase price that  would prove beneficial only to  frequent users of the service.  A further recommendation  calls for late night sailings, if  the demand could support it, so  that Sunshine Coast residents  could take advantage of the cultural facilities inv Vancouver  without having to remain overnight.  In his report, which the 'Regional Board is st31 considering, Stott says that the failure  to respond to economic realities  appears to be the basis for  much of the problems facing the  ferry service;  Apart from the mismatch of  supply and demand that has developed, the report states, the  presence of subsidies removes  the incentives for the ferries  to be efficient.  "Ferry service for this region  has previously operated on a  paying basis prior to government takeover so there is reason  to believe the system could  again be self-supporting. It  is true that the general level of  fares would have to be raised  significantly to accomplish this  independence but this would  bring the functional distance of  the region from Greater Vancou  ver into a better perspective  when further development is  considered in the area, and inequities for frequent ferry users  ' could be handled by a revised  fare structure."  The report states that service  to the Sunshine Coast should  not be increased because an increase in service would significantly increase the development  pressure at a time when the regional board wants only moderate growth in this area.  The planner feels that the  major ferry tie-ups are in the  summer caused by an increase  of recreational traffic, and that  this problem could be solved  through a modification of the  demand for this type of traffic.  Stott explains that the initia  tion of a two-class system would  reduce waiting time for those  holding a first class ticket. The  * first  class  ticket  holder  who  ..pays more would be assured of  ' getting on the next boat which  ; would make the maximum waiting   time   approximately   one  " hour. The passenger would then  .have the choice of prompt or  - slow service, according to the  class of ticket purchased.  The report also states .that an  ������ emphasis should be placed on  > foot passengers rather than vehicle  traffic  and  that   better  ' transit links to the ferry terminals be provided.  -'    Stott argues that the ferries  > should not be considered as part  j of the highway system because  -ferries have operational  costs  that rise in proportion to the  level of service provided whereas roads require only maintenance costs.  Because of the high operational costs involved, says Stott,  there is considerable resistance  on the part of the provincial  government to increase the level  of service. And since the absence of fares would demand a  high level of subsidization, he  feels, the ferries would be paid  for by all residents of the province whether they used the ferry or not,  In implementing the recommendations of the report, Stott  suggests that the fare structure  be reviewed with the following  considerations:  ���the recovery of sufficient  revenue to support the service.  ���sufficiently high fare levels  to reduce the vehicular traffic  demand.  ���a differentia] between vehicle and passenger fares that  re_onably represents the difference in costs of providing service to these classes of users.  ���a class system of fares to allow the provision of better  quality service (less wait) to  those who pay the higher fare.  ���that the commuter card  preferential be abandoned and  replaced by a season ticket provision.  ���that, a sailing be instituted  after midnight, if passenger demand can support it.  During the discussion of the  report at a February 19 planning  meeting, directors reached no  consensus on the recommendations. It was agreed that the  ferry catering system "is a  farce" and the idea of an alternate freight system was endorsed.  The Stott report will be discussed further by the region-  board.  In the meantime, provincial  Transport Minister Jack Davis  has already indicated that ferry  fares will be going up although  no specific increase has yet been  mentioned. Mackenzie MLA  Don Lockstead earlier said he  would fight excessive fare increases and that he would also  oppose the elimination of the  commuter pass.  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  Volume 29, Number 9  March 2, 1976  15* per copy  on nowsstands  LAST WEEK'S WEATHER  Low  High       Rain   .Snow  Feb. 21  2C  IOC   .     nil'        nil  Feb. 22  6C  IOC   5.3mm  Feb. 23  3C  8C   6.6mm  Feb. 24  IC  9C   3.3mm  Feb. 25  -IC  3C   5.3mm     2.5cm  Feb.26-  -IC  3C 16.5mm     6.4cm  Feb.27  -IC  3C   5.3mm     3.8cm  Week's Rain 42.3 mm.  Snow 12.7 cm.  Precip55.0mm.  Feb. 76138.9mm.  1976 ��� 309.3  mm.  '���  HIGHEST AWARDS  ROSINA HASTINGS left, and Barb  Clapham recently received the Canada  Cord, the highest award obtainable in  Guides. Rosina is the daughter of Mr.  and Mrs. R. Hastings and Barbara is  the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.  Clapham.  In order to obtain the Canada  Cords the girls had to earn numerous  badges and emblems each involving on  the average a total of four different  activities. Both girls have previously  .earned their All Around Cord which  is second only to the Canada Cord.  Pratt Road school  enlarged to four rooms  The proposed Pratt Road area  school has been enlarged to four  rooms ionstead of three. The  school board deckled that this elementary school, scheduled to  open this September, should be  larger than originally planned because of the increasing population  in the Gibsons area.  Secretary-Treasurer Roy Mills  told the board last Thursday  night that there'Would probably  be little problem obtaining approval from the department of  education because of the number  of children in the Pratt Road area.  He said there are a lot more  children in that area than originally anticipated.  Architect George Killick, who  also designed the Sechelt Junior  Secondary School, suggested the  board could save a considerable  amount of money if it worked to  gether with the Mission school  board. Killick' said his firm is  presently designing a four room  school for Mission and both  school districts could use the  same plan.  The plan consists of four classrooms, a library, an administrative area, and a half-size gymnasium. The building would be de-;  - signed so that the future expan-  (Cqntirined on Page 4)  Native Indian Courses  for school cu r r icu I urn  The Sechelt and District School  Board endorsed the formation of  an ad hoc committee to initiate  < discussions concerning the implementation of native Indian courses into the local school curriculum.  The board earlier accepted a  draft policy that wouldtensure the )  participation of the Sechelt Indian  Band in matters relatmgtc^school  programs, curricula, and staffing,  especially in schools that enroll a  significant number of Indian students.  Meeting in the Sechelt Indian  Bjuri board room last Thursday,  school trustees listened to Ted"  Dixon, band counsellor and coordinator of education, who said  : that past communication between '  the band and the school board has  not been that good.  Dixon said it came to his attention at the Department of Indian Affairs offices that the Sechelt Indian Band would be con  tributing $300,000. for the construction of new schools in this  area. He said for that money the  Indians should have some say in  the projects thay are contributing to.  ���j In an interview later, Dixon  said many people are under the  .illusion that the Indian Band does'.  'not contribute taxes to the school  district. He emphasized that the  Indians dp pay taxes through the  Department of Indian Affairs and  that a new change in the Indian  Act compels the school board to  go through the local band before  the department of Indian Affairs  will grant money for school costs.  -. Dixon reminded the board  Thursday that the Sechelt nation  t%^ a rich histc^2and that he.  ' would like to see a course or  courses dealing with the native  peoples' contribution to recreation, culture, science, and religion. He said that senior students  both Indian and white, should be  Prosecution pending  byDOUGSEWELL  The Sunshine Coast Regional  District   amended   a   Planning  Committee recommendation suggesting the - board immediately  proceed with the prosecution of  the Aero Club for the continued  building of their clubhouse without a permit and in breach of the  district's stop work order. At last  Thursday's    Regional     District  meeting the board unanimously  voted to change the wording of  the recommendation from "Commence legal action" to ."obtain  legal advice.-' "*���'."  The problem started when the  Aero Club, located at the. Wilson.  Creek airport which is leased federal government land, had plans  approved by Ottawa for the construction of a new dubhouse.  Apparently the federal government assured the dub that no  other permit was necessary so the  club began work and when the  Building Inspector complained,  they offered to pay the required  Building Permit fee of $116.  By this time however, the  building inspector had assessed a  $90 fine for failure to secure a  building permit and for working  while under a stop work order.  The club refused to pay the fine  claiming the Regional District had  no jurisdiction over federal land  and when they attempted to pay  the original permit fee it was not  accepted.  Jurisdiction over the area is  .still a touchy matter but it would  appear that basically the Aero  Club has done nothing wrong, except perhaps failed to seek the  Regional Board's assistance from  -the beginning and making matters worse by not observing what  is quite possibly an illegal  order. The building inspector confronted with a difficult situation -  appears to have acted in haste  and made the situation all the  worse.  - The Regional Board has referred the matter to a solicitor and  it is hoped that the jurisdictional  dispute win be resolved so that  the Aero Club and the Regional  District can arrange, a meeting  to decide on a fair settlement of  the problem.  Water problems solved  It isn't easy when you're a  small waterworks with 33 paying  tolls an'd 70 odd size lots not paying into a future expansion fund  to all of a sudden realize that  your water system isn't big  enough and that in order to upgrade that system you have to  meet modern regulations.  The Scott Bay Waterworks  found themselves in this position  not long ago and after three years  of neighborhood feuding those involved seem to have finally solved  the problem. On February 16 the  Scott Bay Waterworks was dissolved by order-in-council and the  . former members have joined the  Garden Bay Water District.  Construction wul begin about  March 1 on a new fine and the  ancient wooden stave line now in  existence will be phased out of  operation. The local residents  have had to pay a total assessment, of over $56,000, in some  teases over $1000 a lot for the  privilege of a new water system  after many years of getting off  easy.  It is hoped now the problem is  solved the Scott Bay neighborhood will once again be a peaceful  place to live.-���  enlightened on Indian land,  claims, the Indian Act, and aboriginal rights.  Dixon said that during the past  few hundred years, the whites  have been "stuffing their culture  down our throats'' and that it was  now time that the Indian culture  was grven some emphasis; H^  said' that whether the courses  were compulsory or hot some directions should be established to  initiate the teaching of the Indian  culture in local schools.  "Too many people still think  that all we did was carve totem  poles and make baskets," Dixon  said. He added that "some of our  people will be participating in the  next   school   board   election."  Also Spearing to me te ���  Sechelt Band "Manager Clarence  Joe who said most of the people  .don't-know the true history of  Canada because there has never  been a true history written. He  said more books on native culture were needed and Indian history was interesting to both Indian and non-Indian students.  Slow  bylaws  The Sunshine Coast Regional  District adopted a planning  committee recommendation at  last Thursday's meeting agreeing  to send a letter to the Department  of Municipal Affairs expressing  dis-satisfaction with the slow  speed of processing bylaws.  This seems to be an annual  task for the Regional District.  It was further noted that the  time lag while the bills were in  Victoria made it impossible for  the Regional District to respond  adequately and promptly to the  needs of the local area.  The Department of Municipal  Affairs has advised the board  that changes in the situation  are imminent.  Sewers  re  A letter received by the Sunshine Coast Regional District last  week states that the Department  of Municipal Affairs has reviewed  the proposal to provide sewers to  the Secret Cove area and are not  prepared to recommend approval  at this time.  The provincial government's  share of the cost of the new system is less than 20 percent of the  total cost of the project and the  Board hopes that it will be possible to finance the project without  Victoria's support. Area A (Pender Harbour) Director Jack Paterson later said that he felt the project was probably not approved  because it was "toolarge".  The situation has now been referred to the Utilities Committee  for further study.  Highway unlikely  The re-routing of Highway 101 probably  won't proceed for some time,'according to MLA  Don Lockstead. Lockstead said in an interview last  Thursday that the Social Credit government has  as yet made no commitment to the re-routing of  the highway that would follow the general course  of the B.C. Hydro powerline.  Lockstead said the previous government had  committed $500,000 in the 1976 budget to get the  '���I'm not optimistic but I hope I'm wrorig,"  Lockstead said. He added that it was difficult for  him to obtain information in the provincial capital  because the government is currently reviewing the  province's financial situation.  The provincial budget is to be introduced into  the house March 25 arid MLAs will have five  days to discuss it.  7  '.7.,'.;.:.'.; ��� f't.Sifi^-i.X^.-iL^i, ...  s  The public is being asked to  choose the future of the Sechelt  area.  Three options for the area have  been suggested by the committee  preparing the Sechelt Vicinity  Plan. The options, which represent possible levels of development of the community, are:  ���Regional Town, which would  include only the development  needed to serve the residents of  the area;  ���Public Recreation Centre,  which would be a regional town  plus the service centre for a major  wilderness park around Sechelt  Inlet;  ���Resource Development Centre, which would be the public  recreation centre with expanded  tourist-commercial and industrial  development, including major  gravel extraction.  The committee will hold public  meetings soon, to give further  information and to let the people  express their views about the type  of development they want.  Each of the committee's options consists of a possible set of  policies to govern the community,  and a description of how the area  might develop under these  policies. The options presented  are meant to be samples from  the wide range available, not the  only possible choices.  They can be changed or added  to if the public wants. Also the options are broad descriptions.only,  and are deliberately not specific  to particular pieces of land.. A  detailed plan wfll not be produced  until the people have chosen the  general direction for the community.  The Sechelt Vicinity Questionnaire, tabulated last year, made it  clear that the people of the area  had some definite views about the  future of their community. The  questionnaire revealed that Sechelt area residents wanted a  small country town or large village, retaining a human scale, in  proximity to unspoilt natural surroundings. It was also felt that  major change in the community,  including   large   population   or  economic growth, would cause  mote problems than gains. The  Sechelt Vicinity Planning Committee, with members from the  Sechelt Indian Band, Sechelt Village, and the Regional District,  has designed the options for the  future of the area to be consis- .  tent with  these wishes of the  community.  When an option has been chosen, a draft of a complete plan for  the vicinity will be prepared for  public approval.  Increase required  Because of increased insurance  costs, George Hopkins, owner of  Sechelt School Bus Service Limited, has appealed to the school  board for an alteration of his contract so he can make up for the  unforseen ICBC increase.  In a letter to the board, Hopkins said the insurance on eight of  his buses has increased from S339  to $556 and on another bus it has  increased from $415 to $701. He  said he will have to spend a total  of $2,022 more than originally anticipated.  School board Secretary-Treasurer  Roy Mills suggested that' the  school bus operators be awarded  60 percent of the insurance in  crease this year and that the remaining 40 percent increase, be  incorporated into the 1976-77  budget. <  The board accepted that recommendation. Mills said that Mark  Myers, operating the school bus  service in the Pender Harbour  area, has also indicated he would  be seeking more money to cover  the insurance costs.  Museum  The annual meeting of the Elphinstone Pioneer Museum Society will be held Tuesday, March 9  at 7:30 p.m. in the museum.  Visitors are welcome.  Delivered to EVERY address oh the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday]  "���������"" "' ^��iiM���-^i���---���--���--��� '������'������"^i"^"������������       'I ' I II _^--B_���--__-���-__^_-��__-_____MMiM[BMMj| wsgnsm&BBB&a  BWsewzsiBeaaB  i���iuttwh���HTT-MnrMTim  *w  ~V"  Sunshine Coast News. March 2,1976.  Sunshine Coast  Publ ished at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday  by Sechelt Peninsula News Ltd.  Ronald B. Cruice, Publisher.  Rob Dykstra, Editor.  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.  Phone 886-2622 P. O. Box 460, Gibsons, B. C.  Divide and conquer  By now we all know who Joe Clark is  and we should be ready to welcome him  into our world. Whether we are a Conservative or not, we will be hearing a lot  about Joe Clark during the next few  years.  We now have a "grass roots" leader  from the west facing those "sophisticates" from the east. If ever the time was  ripe for splitting this country in two,  perhaps that time is now.  Pierre Trudeau's biggest problem  has always involved wooing the west. Joe  Clark's biggest forseeable problem is to  win the votes in the east, namely Quebec.  Perhaps now is the time to draft a  Lake of the Woods treaty that would div  ide Canada at the Manitoba-Ontario border. They can have Mr. Trudeau, his misguided Liberalism, his Bay Street backings, and his sophisticated government  machinery. We will take the local boy  from High River.  Besides being aligned with our true  conservative selves, we would get rid of  the problem of equalization payments,  the problem of CBC Toronto hoarding all  that production money, the financial  problem of a transcontinental railroad,  and we would no longer have to listen  to all that finagling about bilingualism  and biculturalism. The west would at last  be free to go its own eccentric way.  Byelection now  Now that former Premier David Barrett has announced his intention to stay in  politics we feel that the onus is on Bill  Bennett to call a by-election in the riding  of Vancouver East as soon as possible".  As soon as possible is not in the  summer after the ending of the first session of the legislature.  We acknowledge that Mr. Bennett  and his Social Credit party won a healthy  majority in last fall's election but we do  not acknowledge the use of political  power to thwart the people's democratic  right to an effective opposition.  Recent indications have shown that  the new Social Credit government jneans _  business and this first session of the  legislature will probably see some strong  action to get, in Socred terms, this province back on the right track.  Premier Bennett was not the most effective opposition leader this province  has ever had and he will be the first to  sanction the idea that the previous NDP  government perhaps ran away with a  little more legislation than they should  have.  An effective opposition keeps a  democracy viable. We believe the Premier should not play petty politics and  call a by-election in the . Vancouver  .East riding now.. . 7.. ,>.;;;. . ..iv;^  Peril of applause  In the entertainment industry ��� and  in politics, too ��� careers are made and  broken by applause and by lack of. applause. We are often manipulated into  offering applause, and sometimes our applause is measured by machines. Persons  in groups can be led to applaud things at  which very few of them as individuals  would even clap one hand. We readily applaud things which do not deserve our  applause ��� probably because we feel  that willingness to applaud indiscriminately is a sign of tolerance and broad-  mindedness.  Canned applause, along with canned  laughter, is often dubbed onto the  sound-tracks of filmed television programs and used as background support  on radio shows. We sit in our easy charis  and let ourselves be beguiled by artificial applause into accepting what we  really know to be utter tripe as the fine  flower of human creativity. How else can  you account for the phenomenal success  of some television shows?  We often show amusement and offer  applause because we do not wish to be  judged odd and puritanical and narrow-  minded. But broadmindedness can have  its own subversively built-in narrow-  mindedness. Artsitic integrity is not necessarily authenticated by four-letter  words, bared female bosoms and explicit sex.  Today we are being subtly forced  into conformities of response and attitude without our being fully aware of  the extent to which we are being manipulated. Applause can be contagious ���  and therein is its peril.  Human nature, fortunately, has in it  a strain of sheer cussedness, and this  keeps society from becoming thoroughly  homogenized in taste and judgment.  But how many of us, really, bring individual judgment to bear on entertainments, on politics ��� on anything which a  group, for its own selfish purposes, tries  to manipulate us into applauding?  rv^^+^rvw^^im  illiiiiiilliiiiii  FIVE YEARS AGO  Aid. Ben Lang and Ted Osborne oppose increasing the size  of Sechelt's Municipal Hall to accommodate government offices.  Mayor William Swain asks the  Lions Club to take oyer Sechelt's  May Day celebration.  A bylaw authorizing borrowing  of $420,000 for a Gibsons sewage  system was given third reading  by Gibsons Council.  10 YEARS AGO  Frank Wyngaert informs 21  Sunshine Coast Garbage Com-  iTiiiicc members they are right  i.* A- where they started five years  ago.  Lack of unanimity among merchants causes the abandonment  of Monday shop closing in  Gibsons.  Sechelt's Aid. Ben Lang urged  council to arrange one evening a  year during which council would  do something else than argue.  15 YEARS AGO  Storm gust liit 90 mph in Gibsons area with one fishboat being  overturned near Keats Island and  power lines broken.  A bank which gave way, ruins a  newly built home at the end of  Gower Point Road.  February 1961 broke records  for the amount of rain in one  month.  20 YEARS AGO  Sixty premises in the Secret  Cove area are now tied in with the  Sunshine Coast power system.  The first stop sign for the village will be placed at the Highway corner and School Road.  C. B. Davies has been appointed manager of the CFP pulp mill  at Port Mellon.  25 YEAR AGO  Capt. A. Peabody plans a meeting at Sechelt for an area discussion on the, proposed ferry  system.  H. J. Chaster was appointed  school district maintenance man  for a period of six months.  Canadian Forest Products has  purchased the Port Mellon pulp  mill and proposes to start work,  there about May 1.  GIBSONS wharf after snowfall.  ���Photo by Paulette Copland.  Of shoes and ships and sealing wax  Planner told us relations were bad  by ROB DYKSTRA  The Sunshine Coast Regional  Board is turning over a new leaf.  You may have noticed a story in  this newspaper which has the Regional Board planning committee  calling for improvements in the  flow of information between the  board and the public.  Complaints one hears from  time to time in this newspaper  office, are that the regional board  is indeed too bureaucratic. We  are a simple and rather independent folk on the Sunshine Coast,  we have chosen to be so, and we  do not want to be strangled in  red tape everytime we dig a hole,  or cut down a tree.  If that were the case we would  all move back to our apartments  in the West End.  It's a little bit ironic that the  board should come out with these  sentiments at this point and it's  even more ironic that planner.  Adrian Stott is often accused by  some irate citizen of being behind the plot to bind up the citizens of the Sunshine Coast hand  and foot. Ironic, because back in  March, 1975, Stott presented a  report to the board stating in effect that relations with the pub  lic were rotten and that something had to be done before serious consequences, either to the  board or the' community, would  ensue.  Ironic because Stott's report  dealt extensively with "public  involvement" and the report was  never made public. What happened to it, who knows but somewhere along the line the directors  of the day must have decided in  hushed conversations that the report was hot to be read by the  public.  Maybe the report was quashed  for a pretty sound reason, for  who, after all, likes to admit that  they are irrelevant, uncaring,  arrogant, and unnecessarily depriving people of certain rights,  (not my words.)  And what regional board likes  to be told that the public is hardly ever directly involved in regional district activities except in  a negative, reactive manner.  . Furthermore what regional politician would admit that the regional district was held in poor  regard by many residents of the  Sunshine Coast because they felt  it was not attempting to solve  problems which residents consi  dered important and that the  board instead introduced legislation affecting matters that were  not considered problems.  The thorn goes in deeper.  Democratic government u_-  plies government by consent. But  how many Sunshine Coast residents feel that their consent has  not been sufficiently solicited by  the regional district on many of  the major issues? Without popular support regional district policies, and bylaws to implement  them, will be ineffective and so  the effort to introduce them will  be wasted.  ��� : Somehow the thing has a familiar ring doesn't it?  ���'" :  But the rub of the thing here  was that the criticism was directed at the board by the board's  own planner. One tends to get the  impression that Mr. Stott was  quietly taken aside and told to  step in line and behave or else  never see that next paycheck.  In all fairness to the regional  board some improvements have  been made. The planner's report,  for instance, had suggested that  the advisory planning committee  be open to the public. That was  done.    Suggestions   were   also  made to obtain the public's view  concerning the kind of area that  was desired. That was done with  thevSechelt vicinity study.  The average citizen, however,  feels that too many things go on  at the regional level over which he  hasnocontrol.lt s all very fine to  have a liberal thinking board that  acts expediently in all matters, including the manufacture of bylaws, but if the public doesn't  think the same way, then we're  nowhere.  The watchdog press is' often  held responsible to keep the public informed as to what is happening at the regional board. The  voluminous material that is  churned out at the bi-monthly  meetings often makes it difficult  to follow up a potential story because of the sheer mass of material involved.  It's been suggested that more  public meetings be held and less  in-camera sessions. That might  be a good start. If nothing else it  might dispel the notion that regional board directors do all their  important work behind their  closed solid oak doors.  Letters to the Editor  NO FEAR  Editor: Your editorial in the  February 24 issue predicts a collapse of the lower section of Gibsons unless village officials formulate a plan, for its development. However, recent business  activity in that area, such as  renovations to Ken's Lucky Dollar, Peninsula Cleaners and the  Delicatessen, Seaside Plaza, Flo-  werlaine, the Dixon Block and the  new Port Mellon Credit Union  indicates a vigorous revival of the  business stature of the lower  area, fully able to hold its ground  against the competition generated by the large addition, to..  Sunnycrest Plaza.  To fear the demise of this :  unique section of Gibsons  through cheap rents and shoddy  businesses is to misrepresent the  facts. Rents and the quality of  businesses in the lower village  are as high as any where else  in Gibsons. Indeed, rents are on  the increase.  Village planning officials must  continue   to   wrestle   with   the  problems of growth and change ���  for all of Gibsons. Let it be known !  however, that the businesses of (  the lower village are hard at work !  to make that unique and atmospheric area commercially viable \  and aesthetically pleasing. ;  ���HELENE WALLINDER  .   Attic Antiques.  ON GOWER  Editor: I read with interest the  letter from E.R. East, and your  editorial note, in the February 17  edition of yo.ur paper. Perhaps 1  might be able to shed a little more  light on the question of the name  Gower Point.  This name is recorded in the  original journal of Captain Vancouver pages 198-199. The geographical position is entered as  latitude 49 degrees 23 minutes,  Longitude 236 degrees 51 minutes (123 degrees 9 minutes W.).  The Latitude corresponds exactly  with that of Gower. Point. The  Longitude recorded is recognized  by experts as incorrect, being  East of Point Atkinson. This discrepancy is attributed to either  an error in his chronometer or in  . the transcription of the calculations because Gower Point is also  described by him as being to the  West of Point Atkinson. Also  mentioned are the islands of  Howe Sound and the' mainland  shore "composed principally of  rocks rising perpendicular from  an unfathomable sea".  On a course North Westward  from Gower Point, Vancouver  describes the land taking a'WNW  direction, going on to record,  "and affords a more .pleasing appearance than the . shores of  Howe's Sound. This part of the  coast is of moderate height for  some distance inland, and it frequently juts out into low sandy  projected . points". The description fits not Georgia Bluff (or  Dougall Point) but that of the  shore beyond Gower Point.  The name Gower is quite often  pronounced Gore. For example  North Gower, in the vicinity of  Ottawa, is called North Gore. Research done by the��British Admiralty tends to support Gower as  the authentic name, rather than  Gore. Vice Admiral Sir John Gore  (1722-1836) was a Lieutenant  when    Vancouver   sailed    from  home. There is no record of Gore  and Vancouver being friends or  serving together.  Vancouver's journal says.  ' 'Gower'' and so do the Admiralty  charts of the present. In support  of the above, I have in my possession a written opinion, sent to me  from the Naval Historical Branch  of the United Kingdom Ministry  of Defence, which states that  Admiral Sir Erasmus Gower appears to be the person most likely  to have been honoured.  We should not despair. Erasmus Gower was a distinguished  naval officer, and a fine seaman,  whose career in peace and war,  was, in part, linked with the destiny of Canada.  ���I.B.B. MORROW  Gower Point Road  COSTLY VENTURES  Editor: Congratulations to the  Socreds for unsaddling the expensive NDP acquisition of the ship  the Prince George. Whether in  Britain, Sweden, Australia, New  Zealand or Saskatchewan, the  record of the socialist ventures  into business have proven costly  to the taxpayer. The basic failure  of any socialist venture wherever  it takes place is that when a man  works for government, there is  no "boss" to look over his  shoulder. Needless to say, when  government tries to run an industry government plays with the  taxpayers' money, not its own.  Should government be faced with  losses, it does not dec���re bankruptcy like any other businessman, it simply has the taxpayer  foot the bill!  One answer to Bill Bennett's  quandary with ICBC and other  failing Crown Corporations might  be for government to sell one or  all of them to the NDP. That way,  all B.C. socialists would have the  opportunity to invest in themselves. If the NDP has faith in the  insurance system as established  by way of ICBC then let's sell it to  them and see how long they are  able to operate. In the case of the  ship they could go for a free ride.  ���WALTER PRUDEN,  Vancouver.  DAMNED  Editor: Regarding your editorial "Less greed" published in the  February 17, issue of the Coast  News, I would like to comment by  saying that' if we could only get  the sales outlets to stop advertising and enticing us into buying,  that may just do the trick ��� not to  mention the unemployment and  drop in sales and profits.  The same' principles apply to  ridding ourselves of crime. We  would need no police, judges,  lawyers ��� it seems like we are  damned if we do and damned if  we don't.  Cutting back, saving and freezing just won't work. Our Alice in  Wonderland social system is full  of contradictions. But then maybe you people are smarter and  have all the answers.  You'll be lucky if you are able  to keep your" newspaper business  going in another five or ten years  because we will all be unemployed and too broke to even buy a  newspaper if, as you suggest  in the editorial, everybody cuts  back.  ���E.SANDERSON.  Editor's note: If you are unemployed and broke you will still  have this newspaper. It's free.  Aims for  Transport  Mackenzie MLA Don Lockstead  said last week that he .will probably be the transport critic in the  shadow cabinet in this session of  the legislature. Lockstead said his  primary interest in transport and  he will also be attempting to be  back-up critic in lands and forests, mining and petroleum resources.  Lockstead said the positions  have not yet been confirmed.  In the field of transport, the  MLA said he would push for a  direst ferry link between Horseshoe Bay and Saltery Bay because  he felt'the lower Sunshine Coast  is presently a bottleneck for people going from Vancouver to Powell River.  Lockstead feels that instituting  a direct link would not be detrimental to local businesses be--  cause most people drive right  through to Powell River anyway.  He said it would also relieve much  of the pressure now experienced  on the Horseshoe Bay-Langdale  run.  ICBC says  More than four out of every ten  single male drivers (43%) under  the age of 25 were involved in an  accident in the 1975/75 insurance  year. This is almost twice the percentage for his female counterpart.  This compares to the over 25  category of drivers in which 31%  of the male drivers and 17% of  the female drivers were involved  in accidents during the ' same  period.  "With an average premium of  $239 and an average claims cost  of $442 in 1974/75, the under 25  single male driver category was  thoroughly analyzed and their  premiums were increased to place  this group in an equitable position  compared to other driver categories," Norman Bortnick, Executive  Vice-President and General Manager said.  A little yogurt  by CAROLYNNBICHLER  Sometimes when I'm eating my  lump of cottage cheese or munching on a piece of lettuce, I ask  myself why am I on this ridiculous  diet? I could be eating something  really good like a grilled cheese  sandwich. Why wasn't I born to  be thin?  I'm not asking for too much. I  don't, want to look Eke a Vogue  model. If I could just have several  inches of. padding removed between my waist and my knee  caps, I would be happy. I guess  this is my burden but I don't  want to bear it.  So I diet day after day, week  after week, month after month,  year after year. Sounds tedious,  doesn't it? Well, it is. Why is it  that all the naturally thin people  usually don't like fattening foods,  and all us rotund types love,  them?  I feel so pressured into having  a good figure. When I cheat and  eat ice cream or a candy bar in  public I get the most insecure,  feeling that everyone is pointing  and staring at me and saying  she's got a lot of nerve eating  that, look at her shape.  I'm not saying I don't enjoy  being thin, it's the getting there  that I hate. I know from experience that no wonder pill is going  to make me thin. It's not what I  put into my system that's going to  work, it's what I don't put in.  Why can't society and modern  advertising make the chubby person more desirable. In ancient  Hawaii the fatter the queen, the  more beloved she was. Wouldn't  it be nice not to feel ashamed of  a protruding belly, massive thigh,  enormous hips, or a fleshy fan-  nie? Wouldn't it be different if  men noticed, and appreciated"  women for their girth? Take me  back to my little grass shack.  The thing that makes me so  mad is that you can starve yourself for a week and lose one  lousy pound and then go to a  dinner party and gain two back in  a matter of an hour. Where is the  justice?  I have thought of starting a  revolution with the slogan "Fat  is Fun" but it would probably go  over like a lead balloon.  All this talk about dieting and '  being fat has made me hungry.  I'D go to the fridge and while I'm  tempted to make myself a huge  and scrumptious sandwich, I  know I'll end up with only a little  bit of yogurt. After all, it's only  fourmonthsuntil summer and I'D  have to look good in my bathing,  suit.  i  i.  h  t j.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.��.'.'.'.'.'.V.y.y.��. '���' i j i ��� 111 11 i  Featured  Films.  Sunshine Coast News, March 2,1976  mnriiji  THE SUNSHINE COAST may have been the victims of several centimetres of snow recently but crocuses in Hopkins Landing tell us Spring is on the way.  Yvette Kent and Doris Crow-  ston will be featured artists at  Whitaker House March 1 to 6. On  display will be watercolors of Porpoise Bay by Doris Crowston and  oil paintings -of landscapes, seascapes and tug boats by Yvette  Kent.  Also available at Whitaker  House are tickets for the Western  Canada Lottery.  Calling  all artists  All artists are invited to submit  their work to a juried art show in  Gibsons March 20. All artists tak-  . ing part are 'requested to bring  their work to Gibsons United  Church Hall on Trueman Road  Friday, March 19 between 1 p.m.  and 4 p.m. Artwork should be  ready to hang.  Saturday's showing will be  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information call 886-2938.  Film Society  Out of debt but steady audience still needed  by ALLAN J. CRANE  There   was   a   gratifying   response   to   the   Film   Society's  '���financial plight with over $100 in  ���donations being received, and an  audience of 134 including several  ���new   members   for   The   Fifth  Horseman Is Fear giving a surplus of approximately $100 to accrue to the Society's account. We  ��� are now solvent, but the audience  attendance needed to cover the  expenses of screening our films,  most of which have to be brought  .in specially from the East, re-,  mains at 90.  By the time this goes to press,  the emergency meeting of the Society will have been held, and it is  quite probable that a benefit concert or dance  will have  been  planned. Although there are now  287 members, it seems unlikely  that on average even one third of  the^menibefship 'wi_ come to the  films. Other items to be discussed  at the meeting are other fund-  raising activities including possible increases in the admission  prices or the membership fees,  and possibly reducing the number  of films shown by screening biweekly rather than every week. I  -intend to report on the meeting in  next week's paper.  ��� From some quarters, I have  heard complaints about sub-titled  and dubbed films, but I do not  really think I can take such sentiments seriously. In the first place  to restrict a film society to the  product of the English-speaking  world would be parochial in the  extreme, something akin to pretending an interest in world literature but ignoring for example,  Haiku,   Cervantes,   Tolstoi  and  Boccaccio because one does not  read the language and isn't willing to accept neither transliteration nor translations.  '��������� Secondly,, there  is" often   no  choice as to whether one shows a  foreign film in a dubbed or subtitled version. For example, this  week's film EI, and last week's  are available only in sub-titled  versions while LEmmerdenr  (screened February 4) is only  available in a dubbed version.  Where there is a choice, I personally prefer sub-titled versions, but  I propose to send a questionnaire  to members before'the 1976-1977  Season is planned, and one of the  questions will ask the members to  express their. preference in this  regard.  It is more valid to point out that  screening four foreign films consecutively might not be such a  good, idea from the point of view  of box-office attendance, but it  seems to me that a retrospective  devoted to one director such as  the series t of four, of ���Bunuel's  films commencing "tonight is the  stuff of which film festivals and  film societies are made.  I heard recently from New Cinema Enterprises in Toronto that  the rights to Un Chien Andalou  are still being negotiated, so it  will not after all be possible to  screen this with El, but it remains  a future possibility. No serious,  student or devotee of film would  argue against the inclusion of  Lius Bunuel's name among film  artists of first magnitude. Previous Film Society programs have  included two of his films, Virldl-  ana and Beie de Jour, the former  '(1961) being one of the last Spanish films this expatriate Spaniard  made in Mexico while the latter '  was the second film he made in  his adopted domicile, France.  Our series commences with an  earlier film from his Mexican period, El, or This Grand Passion  (1952), in which Bunuel's anti-  clericism is at its most virulent.  In his later French films, Bun  uel's anti-religious fervor seems  to have mellowed to the point  where he has become "a majestic  light prankster" as Pauline Kael  puts it in her review of The Discreet Charm of the Bougeouste  a film which played at the Twilight Theatre three or four years  ago and which is certainly among  the funniest and best made films I  have ever seen.  I also thought The Fifth Horse-  man b Fear was among the best  made films I have ever seen, but I  know that some people found it  depressing. They will most assuredly not find such feelings to be  the case for Discreet Charm. On  the other hand, I heard many fav- .  orable comments for the Czecho-  slovakian film, one member saying it was the best film she had  ever seen while another described  km ,4?yifi^��,-Bore; is,a, critique  and synopsis for tonight's film  taken from the distributor's catalogue.  EI is one of the most bitter,  personal and intense of all Bunuel's films. Using a conventional  melodrama about marital jealousy  as it's base, the movie gradually  develops into a scathing indictment of Christianity. Francisco,  an obedient son of the church, is  observed at. the beginning in an  elaborate and -curious ceremony  as a man of the highest moral  character. By the end, he has  been driven to paranoid frenzy by  the struggle between his natural  passions and the.Church's demands for conventional morality.  The focus of his obsession is  the woman who eventually becomes his wife. On their wedding  night, he torments her with questions. Passionate affection alternates increasingly with threats, of  violence. At night, he roams the  house, beating a tattoo with a  stair rod on the bannister. Fin  ally he suffers a complete breakdown in the church which has  conditioned his moral behavior,  and attempts to strangle the  priest.  Technically, El is t Bunuel's  most elaborate film, blending fantasy and reality to construct a  terrifying portrait of a disordered  mind. The church sequence near  the end is dazzling in its observation of the priest, choir and congregation both as they are and as  they appear to Francisco, grimacing and mocking him. Other moments gain their potency from an  apparently calm and straightforward observation, which documents the full impact of mental  disorder with a rational eye.  I should point out that the distributors have informed me that  this film has been damaged in  two .reels with little holes, but  they assure me that "it has "played  elsewhere in Canada without  problems and the effects on the  picture while these reels are playing is not unduly disturbing.  This is the only print in Canada,  so there is no way in which a  perfect print could be shown.  Need rest  Fatigue makes a driver incompetent, says the B.C. Automobile  Association. He loses judgment of  the speed and distance of other  cars. His reaction time is dangerously slowed down, and he loses  resistance to road glare. Rest often on long drives. Fatigue is an  accident breeder.  Our stock of martini Jugs and  muddlers Ins now been replenished. Many styles and  sizes. Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  Books  inda Lovelace comes to town  Just when even the most enthused, most ebullient industry  booster might reason that,  indeed, there is nothing new under  the sun, spoof-wise, along comes  ��� this high-stompin', high-charged  J; spoof of the American political  ������ system- its mores, its morals, its  mold-to certainly establish a precedent of sorts in the motion picture genre. With no less a nationally  recognized   "name"   than  Linda Lovelace. The Jack S. Mar-  golis script has fashioned a "study" per se of the impossible becoming possible - a lady of obviously limitless sensuality proceeding to run for the highest  office in the land.  A host of comedy talents���  Mickey Dolenz, Jack De Leon,  Stanley Myron Handleman, Marty Ingels, Vaughn Meader, many,  many more���flesh out an outrageous "look" of le politics  American, with sex play enjoyed  amid a flurry of campaigning.  There are over 80 speaking parts,  and no less than 120 different locations-reflecting a sizable budget and investment in production  time itself. The music is credited  to Big Mack and the Truckers.  Robert Birchall's photography is  first-rate.  Library  story time  Pre-school Storytime will begin  at the Gibsons Public Library, Friday, March'12 at 10:30 a.m.  Children and mothers are invited  to attend the weekly half-hour of  : stories and finger games, and following each session the youngsters may browse and check out  books.  This series will run until April  30, with the exception of Good  ' Friday, April 16. As attendance  may have to be restricted, ad- '  vance registration would be  appreciated. Contact Mrs. Sheila  Osborne at 886-9667 or Mrs. Lucy  Fletcher at 886-7624.  MINERS  In 1974, a total of 2,633 people  swere employed in the mining industry   in   Canada's   northern  territories.  Sound Construction  N . V  Carpen ter-Contractor  Interior Finishing  \      A.  Housev Framing  ,   Concrete Form work  GaryWallinder   886-9976  Box 920      Gibsons \^  attic  gntttjuesi  Lower Village,  Gibsons  'Chaste as China in a closet'  Women of British. Columbia by  Jan Gould. Hancock House Publishers (Victoria) 213 p. . Dins,  hardcover.  Jan Gould has written award  winning short stories and magazine articles. She is a resident of  Victoria, B.C.  Women of British Columbia  provides a warm human view of  the women pioneers of the Province. The author uses primary  source skillfully, bringing history  to life through exerpts from dia:  ries, letters and personal interviews. The photographs are excellent and illustrate the text admirably.  . The author focuses on many  different aspects of pioneer life  from the 18th century to the recent past. She begins with Indian  women���the "first ladies" of the  province, and traces their history  briefly from "pre-discovery"  days through gradual and painful  changes to* the present. She describes early pioneer women and  the hardships they faced as wives  of explorers, settlers and miners.  She brings to life the "Hurdy,  Gurdy" girls of the 1860's in the  Cariboo, described as ''chaste as  china in a closet" by writers of  the time.  Also highlighted are women in  isolation, living in' lighthouses  and trappers' huts, nurses and  teachers in remote rural areas,  and creative women such as E.  Pauline Johnson and Emily Carr,  as well as contemporary artists  such as Anne Mortifee and Margaret Martin.  Jan Gould closes with an examination of the changing roles of  women in our society. -She describes women involved in speaking out in public life, as well as  prominent women in sports, such,  as Nancy Green and Karen Mag-  nuson.  Through her work on this book  and her evaluation of women during International Women's Year,  the author comes to the conclusion that a remark of Grace  Gaines, a pioneer rural teacher, is  very apt:  Love is the important thing,  that's what I learned. Love makes  us all equal.  I recommend this book ; to  everyone interested in the multi-  faceted history of this province.  Hancock House also publishes  Men of British Columbia by Derek Pethick (reviewed by the writer in the Sunshine Coast News,  Feb. 24.  ST. PATRICK'S DAY DANCE  Roberts Creek Community Hall ��� Sat., March 13  SMORGASBORD 7->m-8<>m  UP THE CREEK  Dancing  from  8 p.m. to  $rj per  person  Tickets from NDP Bookstore, Gibsons  C. B. C. RADIO SCHEDULE ON PAGE 8  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  i  I  I  I  R  I  I  I  I  I.  ROBERTS CREEK TAXI SERVICE  AVAILABLE NOW FROM  Call us  at  Stationed at the Roberts Cr6ek Stand, (next to Post Office)  9-9 Tuesday to Saturday  For service  during the      Mon-Thurs 7:30 am-12:30 am  following        Fri.-Sat. 7:30am-2am  Hours Sun. 9am-9pm  '���*������ Clip this out for your Bulletin Board ��������������������������������  885-2251  Tongue-in-cheek, this film asks  the probing question, "Can a  beautiful, innocent, honest,  straight girl from a small mining  town in the Midwest find happiness as the President of the  U.S.?" Linda Lovelace, emerging  as the only possible presidential  candidate in a deadlocked convention, plunges blithefully into a  marathon cross-country campaign, aided and abetted by four  clearly identifiable professional  politicians [who can't agree on  anything] and a maze of characters closely tied to the mainstream of the American lifestyle.  Along the way, she meets- and  falls in love with-three "superhe-  roes" [the key man is Robert Burton, winner of 21 Olympic Gold  Medals, for swimming, floating  and wading]. She also is targeted  for murder by the country's two  political parties, the assassination  attempts ending in outrageous  disaster.  Linda Lovelace for President  plays at the Twilight Theatre  March 7, 8, and 9. The film is restricted to persons 18 and over.  The B.C. film classifier warns  many nude scenes and suggestive  language.  Scheduled for 8 p.m. March 4,  5, and 6 is Robert Louis Stevenson's popular adventure classic  Treasure Island. This film, rated  general, will also be shown as a  Saturday matinee starting at  2 p.m.  KING'S RANSON ��� pirate's gold is sought by Jim  Hawkins and Long John  Silver In Walt Disney's  Treasure Island.  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Feb. 4,5, 6  Matinee  Sat., 2 p.m.  GENERAL  WALT DISNEY'S  adventure thriller!  reasure  'jslafid  LIMA  MWELAfri  FOR PRESIDENT in color  Sun., Feb. 7  Mon., Feb. 8  Tues., Feb.9  RESTRICTED  WARNING: Many scenes of nudity.  Suggestive language throughout.  "i  i  i  I  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  _a_id     L  \  HIND  \ SALE  LITE HEIFER95-110 lbs.  Prime RibRoast can Gr a $1 .69i_  Spare Ribs yteside $1.491��  Bologna - -    eytn^pm 69* ��>.:  BaCOn Smokehouse, 1 lb. pkg. * ^ ��� 79  Ham  SteakS Fletchers, 2 per pkg   * t ��� 39  Short Ribs     ����� "*" $9*  ea.  lb.  ^0 ^Mm^^0^M^ ^^0 ^^^ ^M^ ^&0 ^^0 ^_* ^_* *^_* ^^^ ^_^ ^_& ^&v ^_p^_* *  Orange Juice 8��S.p&Tst 55*  Mushroom Soup co-op io_ 4/89*  Skim Milk Powder co-op, 5 ib*3.39  Tang Orange Crystals    $1.09  Pkg,of2,7oz.  French Green Beans  CO-OP Fancy, 14oz.  CO-OP Choice  28 oz,  Tomatoes  Imperial Margarine stb.pkg  r<��rk��MA  DAM.     CO-OP26"x36"  Garbage Bags  pgk.0f2o  PRODUCE  2/59'  55*  *T.79  '1.49  Bananas  Medium Onions  Potatoes  No. 2 local  4  2  10  Papayas  lbs. 89  lbs. 25*  ibs 79*  59*  ea.  WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES  PRICES EFFECTIVE  Thurs., Fri., Sat., March 4, 5,, 6  Ph. 886-2522 GIBSONS, B.C. I .    .-....'... J- <���������  Sunshine Coast News, March 2,1976.  ���  COAST NEWS CLASSIFIED ADS  Phone 886-2622  DEADLINE ��� SATURDAY NOON  MINIMUM $1.50 ��� IS WORDS. 10<> a word thereafter.  SUBSEQUENT INSERTIONS Vi 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, March 13, Jack and Jill  Nursery School Dance, Gibsons  Legion. Hall; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.  $12 couple. Buffet will be served.  Tickets available at 886-2924 and  886-2964.  1st Thursday of every month,  West Gibsons Ratepayers Association meeting, at Wildlife Club, 8  5.m. Chairman Frank West, 886-  147; Secretary Mrs. Sluis 886-  9690. '  Every Thursday, 7:30 p.m.,  Whitaker House, Sechelt. Introductory lecture Transcendental  Meditation. Tel. 885-3342.  Every Monday night, 8 p.m.,  Bingo, New Legion Hall, Gibsons.  LEROY is coming!  ��� PERSONAL  Anyone knowing the whereabouts  of Mr. D. Young, please contact Box 3047, c/o Coast News,  Gibsons.  Anyone knowing the whereabouts  of Coin-Op Cleaners next to  Royal Bank in Sunnycrest Plaza,  Gibsons, can save money. 8 lbs.  dry cleaned for $4.50. Phone  886-2231.  ��� DEATHS  LAU: Passed away Feb. 26,1976,  Helen Minnie Lau, late of Gibsons, aged 86 years. Survived by  her son Stuart Metcalfe, and  daughter Mrs. Jf G. (Berna)  Chappell, both of Gibsons; 9  grandchildren; and 11 great  grandchildren. Mrs. Lau was a  member of the O.E.S. and a resident of Gibsons since 1944. Funeral service was held Monday,  March 1, at the Harvey Funeral  Home, Gibsons. Rev. Annette  Reinhardt officiated. Cremation.  ���CARDOFTHANKS  Badger would like to thank Dr.  Perry and his staff at Gibsons  Animal Clinic for the excellent  care and attention during his recent stay there.  I wish to thank the nurses and  doctors of St. Mary's Hospital,  Sechelt for the good care and  kindnesses to me while I was ill.  Also thanks to all my friends and  neighbors for get well messages  and kind acts they did for me.  And many thanks to my family  who have been very good since I  came home. And thanks to Rev.  David Brown for his visits.  ���Flo Craven.  I wish to sincerely thank all my  friends for their many kindnesses  and tokens of sympathy to me  during the bereavement of my beloved husband Charles.  ���Jean Longley.  ��� HELP WANTED  LIVE���IN CARETAKER required  for Gibsons-Sechelt Airport.  Applications will be received up  to 4:30 p.m., March 15, 1976, for  the position of live-in caretaker at  the Gibsons-Sechelt Airport.  In return for light duties to include the maintaining and keeping in good order house at the airport site and general supervision  of the grounds a small rental to be  negotiated on an annual renew-  , able basis for a 2 bedroom bungalow with propane stove.  Ideal situation for retired couple  (no pets) particularly an aircraft  engineer.  Direct application to Gibsons-  Sechelt Airport Committee, c/o  Gibsons Municipal Office, P.O.  Box 340, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0.  Guitar lessons for 11 year old.  Phone 886-2607.  Taxi driver, experienced or inexperienced, will train. Must be  Bondable, living in Roberts Creek  area preferred. Couple could  make a good thing out of this  job. Phone 885-2251.  ��� WORK WANTED  ARGOSHEEN  CARPET CLEANING  T. Sinclair  885-9327 J  ��� WORK WTD.Cont.  Local framing crew available now.  Phone 886-7547.  FOUR SEASONS CONST. Qual-  ified builders available for your  building needs. Work done by  contract or hourly rate. Call 885-  3496 and 886-2706.  Two high school boys 15 and 16,  Will do work of any kind. Phone  886-9503.  Painter, 24 years experience,  have big spray outfit, quick, efficient. Contract or hourly rates.  Call 886-2512.  Two qualified carpenters available immediately. Rec. rooms,  additions,' remodelling etc. Hourly rates. Phone 885-3802, days or  885-3694 after 5. .  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Oil Stoves  and heaters cleaned and  repaired  Phone Ron Crook, 885-3401  after 5 p.m.  TYPEWRITER ~~  -ADDING MACHINE  SALES AND SERVICE  Phone 886-7111  HIGH FUEL COSTS?  Peerless Tree Services Ltd. will  turn your problem trees into  firewood, $18 per cord. We do  danger tree falling, topping, and  limbing too. Expert insured work.  "Know the cost before you start"  Call usj885-2109. Free estimates.  7Johi*Rjj|bey��? $ ���;'*  ������������- :--���    -i -  Backhoe available for drainage,  ditches, water lines, etc. Phone  885-2921, Roberts Creek.  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  Ludwig-Star 5 pee. Acryl drum  set, $250. Phone 886-9398.  Brand new genuine leather coat,  Vi price, size 44. Phone 886-7120.  Roberts Creek Taxi service now  available from C-Cab. Call 885-  2251 Mon.-Thurs, 7:30 a.m.-  12;3d p.m.; Fri.,-Sat 7:30 a.m.-  2a.m.; Sun., 9a.m.-9p.m.  Wood for sale, alder, $15 a truck  load. Phone 886-2497.  EATONS  SUNNYCREST GIBSONS  Ph. 886-7515  In preparation for the closing of  the Gibsons Catalogue Sales  Office we have been instructed to  sell all remaining Refrigerators,  Washers, Ranges, Dishwashers  and Small Appliances at  20%  DISCOUNT  Also at Clearance Prices:  TV Antenna  Guitar Amplifier  Tent  Vinyl Pool  Swing set  Oil Heater  Headboard  Exterior Door  2 Mono Doors  Medicine Cabinet  3 Porta Potties  Crib Mattress  Ceiling Tile  Sliding Window  Shutters  Hedge Trimmer  Luggage  Electric Heaters  Skates  Also several unfinished Rockers,  night tables and chests of drawers  Good mixed hay, 400 bales, special price. Phone 886-2887.  GIBSONS LANES  Open Bowling  Fri., 7-11 p.m.  Sat., 2-11 p.m.  Sun.. 2-11 p.m.  ��� CARS, TRUCKS  FOR SALE  '75 Datsun B210 hatchback, std.,  11,000 mi. Like new, AM FM  radio, mounted speakers, snows.  Must sell, $3400. Phone 886-9906  '72 Toyota Corolla Deluxe. Radi-  als, chrome wheels, snow tires.;  Phone 886-2447.  1963 Valiant, runs well, good  tires, $200 or part exchange for  newer van or station wagon.  Phone 885-9560.  '69 Datsun pickup. Body damaged one side but otherwise in  good condition. Phone 886-9114.  ~ SUPER VAN  '74 Dodge 1 ton Maxivan, 318,  auto. Tinted windows, California  interior, $8200. Take trade in. Ph.  886-7264, 886-,9374.  '72 VW, one owner, 40,000 miles,  A-l condition, $1750 firm. Will  take as part payment washer and  dryer. Phone 885-3605.    .  ��� BOATS FOR SALE  20' Sangster, sleeps 3, heads, loc  ^steering, sink, stove, horn, spotlight, oil and amp gauges, sounder, 170 Volvo - cruises at 25,  carries 48 gal. fuel, motor and leg  just overhauled. A-l shape.  Asking $5800. Phone 885-3496.  MARINE INSURANCE  PROBLEMS?  New insurance advice  Re-insurance advice  Claims settled  Capt. W. Y. Higgs  Marine Surveyor  ]Box 339, Gibsons  Phones 886-9546 or 885-9425  ��� PETS  Purebred short hair pointers, 8  weeks, $75 or offers. Phone 885-  9200.  All breed dog grooming, clipping,  terrier stripping, bathing. Walkey  iKennels, 885-2505.  ��� LIVESTOCK  Toggenburg nanny goat, $50.  Phone 885-9200.  2 Hereford cows; 1 Shetland pony  9 years old; 1 registered thoroughbred, 2 years old. Phone 886-  9636after5p.rfl.7r7T   ;.     -  ���WANTED  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.  ��� FOR RENT  Lower Gibsons, 2 bedroom house,  fridge and stove, $165, no pets.  Phone 886-2106 or 1401 Gower  Point Road.  One room suite, fully modern,  private entrance, $85 per month.  Phone 885-3354.  Maple Crescent Apts., 1662  School Road, Gibsons. Suites for  rent. Cablevision, parking, close  to schools and shopping. Reasonable rent. Apply Suite 103A.,  Office space for rent, central Gibsons. Phone 885-3547.  ��� WANTED"  Small 1 bedroom unfurnished,  house required. Good references.  Phone 886-9952 evenings.  Furnished houses in Gibsons area  March 1,1976 to October 31, 1976  Contact Paddy Moore, 665-8024.  ������   ��� 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 in-  cluded. Phone 886-9048.   12' x 56' two bedroom mobile  home, 3 years old. 8' x 10' heated storage room and sundeck attached. Excellent condition. Set  up in mobile home park. Phone  886-7801.  ���  ROOM & BOARD  Nice rooms with view over the  ocean, very good meals, $275 per  month. Phone 886-9033.  ��� ANNOUNCEMENTS  Mount Elphinstone Cemetery  Grave Plots $50  Contact F. J. Wyngaert, 886-9340  If you are concerned about someone with a drinking problem,  call Al-Anon at 885-9638 or 886-  9193. Meetings St. Aidan's Hall,  Tuesday, 8 p.m.  For  Latter  Day  Saints  in   this  area contact 886-2546:   *.  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  Lot for sale on Aldersprings  Koad. All cleared, ready for building. Has 3 room building, some  fruit trees. Power and water on.  Sewer available. Phone 886-7498.  1 large view lot near waterfront at  Gower Point. Phone 886-2887. ���  New 3 bedroom house for sale.  Basement. Phone 886-7857.  Marvellous view of ferries, Gibsons harbor, and Strait of Georgia from large view lot on Stewart  Road. Phone 886-2940.  Roberts Creek. Fully serviced  lots for sale on Marlene Road.  Phone 886-7896 or 886-7700.  REWARD  LOST  German      Shepherd,      female  Black and Cream coloring  LAST SEEN  West Beach Ave. Roberts Creek.  Phone 885-3484  ;Pr-at#yC-  Road  school  (Continued from Page 1)  sion of the school could be accommodated easily. Cost for the four  room school is estimated at about  $400,000. The board has initially  designated $373,000 in the budget for a three room school.  Secretary-Treasurer Mills said  a survey of the area where the  school is to be located revealed  that as many as 163 children  could go to the school if it contained kindergarten through grade  seven. That would make the new  elementary school larger than  either the Langdale or Roberts  Creek schools.  The actual number of students  that will be attending the new  school has not yet been determined but will depend on boundaries and number of grades to be  in the school.  ��� The exact location of the school  has not yet been determined.  In the meantime, Dave Nairn,  construction manager for Sechelt  Junior Secondary told the board  Thursday that the construction of  the school is on schedule and that  the project is presently about ten  percent under budget.  The last tenders for work on  the school closed Monday. Completion date has been set at July  16.  Prayer  Day  The service observing the  World Day of Prayer will be held  in St. Hilda's Anglican Church in  Sechelt on Friday, March 5 at  2 p.m. The theme this year is  "Education for all of Life" and  the speaker will be Miss Ellen  Douglas, a retired Baptist educator and missionary now residing  in Gibsons.  This service, sponsored by the  Women's Inter-Church Council of  Canada, is inter-denominational,  and the various churches in the  Sechelt area are participating. It  is not meant for women only,  everyone is welcome.  There will be a social hour in  the church hall following the service.  HELP WANTED  Typist/Accounts Payable Clerk  School District #46 (Sechelt) has an opening for an  employee to work in the School Board office performing receptionist, typing, filing and other  office procedures including preparation of invoices  for payment. Starting salary $5.57/hour ($846.64/  month)  rising   to   $5.80/hour   ($881.40/month)  after 3 months' probation.  Apply in writing to R. Mills, Sec.-Treas.  School District #46 (Sechelt)  Box 220,  Gibsons, B.C.   V0N.1V0  CONSULT US FOR ALL  YOUR INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS  MEMBER ��� MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE  YOUR AUTO PLAN CENTRE  DROP IN AND SEE US  SEASIDE PLAZA  Norm Peterson ��� 886-2607        . ^ Karl Bull ��� 886-2814  Phone 886-2000 ��� GibMua, B.C.  E. McMYNN AGENCY  Real Estate & Insurance  ���t   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., tJ��c-  ilities. Only $12,500. Sign on, see  at Lower Rd. & Cheryl-Anne.  ?West Sechelt:NevirSTDTof$Ibis.  Good level property, nicely treed.  Priced from $11,500 - $13,500.  Roberts Creek: Brand new  home, fully carpeted & decorated, 2 fireplaces, big rec.  room, all landscaped, view of  Gulf. Best buy at $58,500. See  at  Lower   Rd.   &   Maskall.  COMPIETE REAL ESTATE  AND  INSURANCE  SERVICE  CALLUS  ::- '      '   to    .....  -   S2L YOUR HOME OR  LAND  RONMcSAVANEY 885-3339  J. L. BLACK 886-7316  Phone 886-2248  Box238 ��� Gibsons B.C.  CHARLES ENGLISH LTD.  REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE  APPRAISALS  Gibsons, B.C. 886-2481  PHONE TOLL FREE: 687-6445  WRITE OR DROP IN FOR OUR FREE  PROPERTY BROCHURE  HOMES  Gibsons Village:  A group of properties offered as a package or individually:  Pool Hall. 100 ft. of waterfront $75,000.  60 ft. of waterfront near boat landing $30,000.  2���50ft. lots with house, same area $37,000.  Excellent view home near Gov't wharf $35,000.  Older home in same area $25,000.  Hillcrest: new home almost finished on view lot. 3 bdrms., &  basement. Carport. On sewer. $52,500.  North Rd.: 2 yr. old mobile home.on 2 lots. Good water  supply. $28,000.  Beautifully kept home on Davis Road. This unique property  has 2 mother-in-law suites with private entrances. Large  garage, good garden, big sundeck & many other extras. The  revenue will help pay the mortgage. $75,000. ���  Gower Point: View home on large lot. Excellent subdivision  potential. This attractive property is offered for $54,900.  Should be viewed by all buyers ��� looking for value in this  community.  LOTS  Langdale: Wharf Rd. First time offered ��� 18 choice large  building lots in growing area. Prices ranging from $7,500 ���:  $13,500. Drop in for print of this attractive subdivision called ���  "The Ridge".  Gibsons Village: 11 building or holding lots 63 X 160. Fully  serviced. Road will be paved. Nicely treed & some with view.  These lots are offered at $12,000.  Mason Rd., Sechelt. 90' view lot in Samron subdivision.  Many new homes in area. This lot is offered at $14,900.  Gcorg��Coop��r 88*6-9344  Don Sutherland 885-9362  J. W. Viiser 885-3300  Anns Gurney 886-2164.  iitiSpill  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30 a.m.��� St. John's,  Davis Bay  11:15 a.m. ��� Gibsons  Office ��� for appointments  Tues ���9:30-12:30  Wed. ��� 12:30-3:30  Fri.���9:30-12:30  886-2333  BAPTIST CHURCH  Pastor F. Napora  Office 886:2611.   Res.   885-9905  CALVARY - Park Rd., Gibsons  SUNDAYS  Morning Worship 9:30 a.m.  Sunday School 10:45 a.m.  Evening   Fellowship... 7:00   p.m.  1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday  Thursday ��� Prayer and  Bible  Study 7:00 p.m.  ROMAN CATHOLIC SERVICES  Rev. T. Nicholson, Pastor  TIMES OF SUNDAY MASS  7:30 p.m. Sat. eve. at Our Lady  of Lourdes Church on  the  Sechelt Indian Reserve.  9:00 a.m.  at The  Holy  Family  Church in Sechelt.  11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church  in Gibsons.  Phone 885-9526  ANGLICAN  Rev. David H. P. Brown  St. Bartholomew's  Morning Service ��� 11:15 a.m.  2nd and 4th Sundays  8:00 a.m. Holy Communion  St. Aidan's  Worship Service 2 p.m.  4th Sunday only  Family Service 11 a.m.  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  Member P.A.O.C.  Phone 886-7107  Highway and Martin Rd.  Sunday School 9:45 a.m.  Morning Worship 11 a.m.  Evening Service 7 p.m.  Wed. Bible Study 7:30 p.m.  Pastor G. W. Foster  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School 10:00 a.m.  Worship Service 11:00a.m.  Revival 7:00 p.m.  Bible Study Wed., 7:30p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  Church services are held each  Sunday at 11:15 a.m. in St.  John's United Church, Davis  Bay.  Wed. Eve. Testimony 7:30 p.m.  Everyone Welcome  Phone 885-3157 or 886-7882  This is Your Life  Horoscope for the next week  By TRENT VARRO  ARIES March 21 to April 20  Your mental capacities and thinking ability should be at their peak  now. Communication with others  is under the most favourable  conditions. You can, now, "get  your message across."  TAURUS - April 21 to May 20  Things are not too bad for Taurus  persons now, but it would be an  unwise time to take a trip,  especially in or around water.  Electrical   machinery   may   fail,  , and cause you needless worry.  .^GEMINI ��� May 21 to June 20  'Some very "lucky breaks" are  coming your way shortly but for  heaven's sake don't rest on your  laurels, and let things slide.  There may be a great temptation  to do this.  CANCER - June 21 to July 21  A great time for you in all things.  : You stand to gain the most right  now. There will be no difficulty in  achieving practically anything  that is honest and worthy. Look  the world in the eye.  LEO ��� July 22 to August 21  Your mental process will be  stepped-up during this period,  and you may see things that have  escaped your notice before. This  is a good time for study and  communication with your associates.  VIRGO - August 22 to Sept 21  Things in general are not good at  all for you right now. You should  stick to the "tried and true"  "methods, and avoid confusion.  You'll see the wisdom of this later  on in the year.  LIBRA ��� Sept 22 to October 22  There may be a lot of "behind the  scenes" activity going on, that  you are unaware of and it  would be most unwise for you to  start "probing."  SCORPIO ��� Oct 23 to Nov 21  A good aspect in business matters, but there may be a little  dissension in your domestic and  social life. It would be wise to  "tread lightly" in matters concerning your home life."  SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 Dec- 20  Utter conftisiojjik in -your personal  plans may tend to bring out the  'rebellious' spirit in your nature.  There are much better times  ahead, if you disregard the petty  differences that are going on  around you.  CAPRICORN - Dec 21 - Jan 19  This is a good time to make  money, but it is also a time that  you may lose that money in some  foolish venture. Your common  sense will probably show the way  in handling of monetary matters.  AQUARIUS Jan 20 - Feb 18  Romantic interests are going for'  you at this time. Now is a time of  good fortune. Don't fight it. Just  stay out of arguments and enjoy  the happiness of the moment.  Things will take care of themselves.  PISCES ��� Feb 19 to Mar. 20  You ate entering a'new period^  with less strife and strain. A  relaxing time, if you will. This  should ease temendously the  pressures that have been present.  Accept things as they are. 7  (Copyright 1976 by Trent Varro. All rights reserved.)  Printed Pattern  tZLASM/FIEDJIBS  Quickie!  Busy days ahead? Slip;.,into  a few, free-movingr ounces of  fabric designed to flare out  comfortably all day long!.  Thrifty to sew in cotton.  Printed Pattern 4927: Half -:  Sizes lOka, 12'/2, M'/a, 16'/2. ':  18!/a, 20/a. Size W/2 (bust 1  37) takes 2!/8 yds. 60-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, Oni.  M1T4P7.  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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  4927  SIZES  l01/2-20/2  SEW EASY  vf-rhine. -fft/**��f  Cowrie St.  Sechelt  885-2725  i  \  ';i  /  b mm��&sm/��m&  SiiliiiiiiSII  ACROSS  1 Wan  5 Mariners  11 Athirst  ^Of certain  f^l^uhtains  ^Sl^rtine  14 One kind  of soup  15 Ending for  hero  16 Gratuity  17 Bird's nest  18 Law  20 "��� Heard  That Song  Before"  21 Scrawny  22 Fine  cheeses  are  ,  23 Weathercock  24 Denver of  song  25 Florida  county  26 Bombast  27 Finish  28 Likes  (2 wds.)  31 Tree  32 Go quickly  33 Original  34 Football  group  36 Earthy  deposit  37 ��� Bloom  38 Israeli  port  39 Meddle  40 Card game  DOWN  1 European  capital  2 ���garde  3 Nightmarish  (4 wds.)  4 Nigerian  city   ���  5 Mental  health  6 Wed on the  run  7 Milit."  address  8 Dieter's  "no-no"  (2 wds.)  9 Quicken  10 Lacked  TODAY'!  3   ANSWER  i  V  >  sm  ���a  3  d  W  V  1  3  a  D  vm  3  a  1  V  1  0  1  a  V  w||  N  3  A  3  1  3  M  3  N  _  3  3  i  H  il  1  d  0  1  S  a  V  1  Q  N  3  IK  1  N  V  8  3  0  V  a  HN  H  0  r  3  N  V  A  B  a  3  9  V  ���  A  N  0  a  HH  3  A  1  1  3  n  JL  V  i  s  a  1  N  d  1  -!-���  3  N  i  3  T  Q  0  0  N  3  X  V  y  3  N  1  d  1  V  0  1  A  V  N  3  W  V  3  S  3  1  V  d  oard says OK to  rade seven trip  16 Melody  19 Sound  22 First-rate  23 Cake  flavoring  24 ���La  Motta  25 Imperfection  26 Two-time  Oscar  winner  28 Thither  29 ��� incognita  30 Young bird  35 High-mucka-  muck  36 Not pa's  The Gibsons Elementary grade  seven field trip to various parts  of B.C. and Alberta has been officially approved by the school  board on the condition that the  board does not have to pay any  of the costs.  The board decided that the  grade seven class could use their  share of the field'trip money that  the board normally provides but  the rest of the costs would not be  public money.  The grade seven class, under  the direction of Gibsons principal  Dave Remple, went to Mexico last  year but a similar trip this year  was discouraged by the board.  Instead, trustees felt that such  a project should not take students  outside of Canada and be within  B.C. if possible. This year's trip,  taking  in  Alberta and  various  parts of this province, will cost  about $8,000 to $9,000, it was revealed at last week's school  board meeting. The trip is to take  place from May 22 to June 6.  Students involved in the field  trip have been involved in fund ���:  raising projects in order to pay  for the trip. A recent parent survey indicates that well over 90"  percent of the parents who responded to the survey agree with  extended field trips and the same  percentage agree with the proposed trip this spring.  PAID OUT  More than $70 million was paid  out by 9 of 12 mining companies  in salaries, goods and services  purchased locally and local taxes  in 1974 in the Yukon and North-.  west Territories.  Egmont rummage sale  -\  ���  Do you believe that Egmont is the rummage capital of the  Galaxy? Well; come on out and see for yourself.  The Egmont Community Club is holding a rummage sale Wednesday, March 3 at 2 p.m. at the Egmont Community Hall. After  you've found your treasure, you can relax and sip some tea at your  leisure. ;.7:���-  The Egmont Community Club has elected new officers for the  year. Jimmy Wallace was re-elected as President, Dorothy Sih/ey  was re-elected as secretary. Other board members are Iris Griffith,  Lyle Hurd, Ted Jeffries, Doug Sflvey and Tom Perry.-  What is it now���I washed  my hands, didn't I?  ^_���B���������_���l_n__���__nOBBM__BHHH_���__��������_���B  Loans less  In its first three months of  operation ended December 31  last, the Federal Business Devel-  opment Bank authorized 638  loans for $30,082,000 to businesses in British Columbia.  In the full year 1975, FBDB and  its predecessor, Industrial Development Bank, which FBDB succeeded on October 2, approved  2,903 loans for a total amount of  3132,756,000. This was down by  7% in number and by 14% in  amount from, 1974 when IDB  authorized 3,108 loans for $154,-  ,080,000. At December 31, FBDB  had $414,918,000 outstanding in  ��� loans, investments, and guarantees to 8, 281 customers in British  Columbia.  FBDB, a Crown corporation,  promotes and assists the growth  and creation of business enterprises across Canada, particularly  those of smaller size. It provides  financial assistance, management  counselling, management training, and information on government programs for business.  Accepts sewers  Roger Cote, owner of a Bargain  Harbour campsite soon to be subdivided into several lots, has been  asked by the Department of  Health to provide a written approval from the Regional District stating that the district is  willing to accept responsibility for  the sewer system.  Apparently a new health department policy requires the regional district to take over a subdivision sewerage when on a collector system. The regional district is expected to receive the  sewer function within the next  few weeks.  At last Thursday's meeting, the  regional board decided to accept  responsibility for the sewer system noting that Cote would be  willing to surrender his sewage  disposal system on demand.  Sunshine Coast News. March 2f 1976.  AVOID LOOKING  INTO LIGHTS  At night avoid looking directiy noting the position of the oncom-  into oncoming headlights as you ing car from the comer of your  drive, warns the British Columbia eye. The repeated glare of oncom-  Automobile Association. Instead ing headlights can produce dan-  watch the right side of your lane gerous night blindness.  '    I'M OFF TO VISIT  Merrie England  FROM MARCH 16 to APRIL 30  ^So for this period there will be  ���* no grooming, but we will be  i boarding as usual at  I WALKEY KENNELS  %*,_  CAT & DOG  885-2505  BOARDING  Normal hours:   .  Tues.-Sat. 9:30-5:30  Sun.: Closed. Pickup by  appointment only  Mon.: Closed all day  Going through the Change of Light?  WHETHER WIRING A NEW HOME, OR ADDING AN OUTLET, I  OFFER YOU PERSONALISED SERVICE AT ONE OF THE MOST   -  REASONABLE RATES ON THE PENINSULA.  Tl  SUPERIOR ELECTRIC  FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE  CALL R. SIMPKINS  885-2412  FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE  Pink Salmon  UNLABELLED, 7% oz. 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The Cougars did manage to  take the play into their opposing  team's end during the final seconds of play but they failed to  make the all-important basket.  The game ended 69-68 for the  Knights..  Six other teams entered the  seventh annual Tri-Zone tournament played- Thursday, Friday  and Saturday. Besides the Cougars and St. Thomas More,  Howe Sound Chiefs, W. J. Mou-  at, Agassiz Chieftans, Aldergrove  Totems, King George Dragons  and University Hill participated in  the tournament, the winner of  which now goes on to the provincial basketball finals.  Cougars won the Tri-Zone last  year by defeating the Agassiz  Chieftans by a score of 87-70 and  went on to place third in the provincial finals.  In Saturday's game top scorers  for Elphinstone were Dave Lamb  with 22 points, Trevor Swan with  10 points, Steve Miles with 14  points, Pat Gaines with 14 points  and Bruce Goddard and Duane  Anderson each scoring four  points.  Steve Miles and Dave Lamb  were two Elphinstone players  chosen to the first all-star team  and Trevor Swan was chosen as a  member on the second all-star  team. Most valuable player of the  tournament was Steve Earner of  the St. Thomas More Knights.  Sunshine Coast News. March 2,1976,  m*MmmtmnmammmmmmMmmiaaMnmm^^mmmmiaMMmmmmmmmmBm^BmmaamM*^R  Gibsons Lanes  by BOD MULCASTER  We had 4 bowlers roll their first  ever 300 game last week. Jim  Gurney rolled a 308 single in the  Gibsons A league, Vicki Buchanan rolled a 304 single in the Wed.  Coffee league, Jim Thomas rolled  a 316 single in the Thurs. Mixed  league and Ron Rivard rolled a  310 single in the Legion league.  Those of us who are fortunate  enough to bowl 300 games fairly  often get a little blase' about  them but we must remember that  a 300 game, is a very good game  and when it's a first 300 game for  any bowler it's a big thrill. So con-,  gratulations to the four who bowled-their first 300 game and may  you bowl many more.  The old pros bowled a few 300's  too with Sandy Lemky rolling a  314 single in the Tues. Coffee league,, Ron 7 Qually rolling a 305  m&e'M;'ite 7:(K>-'BM]:&Chijm  league, Freeman Reynolds a 313  single in the 9:00 Ball, & Chain  league and Jeff Mulcaster' a.341  single in the Senior Y.B.C; league. Freeman Reynolds/is back  in the groove again with'. an 802  triple in the Ball & Chain league  and an 820 trir^7mtlW Legion  league. High triple 'fpr the ladies  goes to Bonnie (Bon Bon) McConnell; with a 764 triple also in  the Ball & Chun league.  Highest scores for the week:  Tues, Coffee: Lila Head 291-  629; Myrt LeNoble 231-633;  Marney Qually 274-720; Sandy  Lemky 314-730.  Swingers: Alice Smith 197-529;  Hugh Inglis 269-643.  Gibsons At Dianne Fitchell 223-  617;Ken Swallow 228-639; Randy  Boyes 239-653; Jim Gurney 308-  654.  Wed. 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The commercial league game was played Saturday night at  the Sunshine Coast Arena in Sechelt.  Wilson Creek Community Assoc.  Meeting Feb. 10 - 8 p.m.  AGENDA 7  Future of Children's Baseball  Coffee Parties  .   Cubs and Scouts  Rally Clubs  New Business  1. Neighborhood Pubs  2. Circus  3. Charlie Brookman Fishing Derby  .    OLD AND NEW MEMBERS WELCOMED  COFFEE SERVED  c  A  N  A  V  E  N  T  U  R  E  #  #  \)e     WE ARE HERE  TO SERVE YOU  REINELL  ��yi    '���aiff, y  * r>   *  K  &  C  x-j-  K  &  C  Trail Bay Sports Unlimited  Cowrie St.  885-2512  Sechelt '  KEN CROSBY  LORRIEGIRARD    886-7760  m0im0im0m0m0itm0t0tmmm0mm0mmm00)mmm0mm00mtimtitmttm0i0��00>m  WISHES TO INTRODUCE  JONMcRAE  885-3670  '1 *>  THE FRIENDLY NEW SALES STAFF OF  AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD.  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The program looks at the little  known story of Birobidzhan, a  province the Soviet Union created  in the 1920s as a national homeland of the Jews, with Yiddish as  the national language. In the second hour Malka creates a powerfully moving documentary of the  concentration camps of Hitler's  Germany ��� "You who pass by,  may that not happen to you which  happened to us". Tuesday,  March 9 at 8:03pm.  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3  Quirks and Quarks 8:03pm Science Magazine, host Dr. David  Suzuki.  Concern 9:00pm Doctors for Industry ��� a Question of Ethics. A  look at the dichotomous role a  doctor must assume when he goes  to work for a company. Is he the  monkey of management, champion of the union or simply a  healer of the sick?  Country Road 10:30pm Robin  Yancey.  THURSDAY MARCH 4  Themes and Variations 8:03pm  CBC Talent Festival, semi-finals:-  Guy Carmichael, french horn;  Danielle Demers, mezzo-soprano;  Suzanne Goyette, piano; Eric  Wilner, flute; Mozart, Purcell,  Saint - Saens Rachmaninoff,  Stamitz.  Jazz Radio-Canada 10:30pm  Doug Parker Band. Steve Leder  Quintet.  FRIDAY MARCH 5  Review 1:30pm Host Doug Camp  bell interviews virtuoso harmonica player Larry Adler.  Canadian Concert Hal  2:30pm  Part 1. Festival Singers of Canada  Ruth Henderson, piano. Liebes-  lieder Waltzes, Brahms. Part 2.  Robert Silverman, piano in recital'  Brahms; Liszt.  ~  Between   Ourselves   8:30pm   A  documentary on truckers by Chris  Thomas.  SATURDAY MARCH 6  Dr.    Bundolo's    Pandemonium  Medicine Show 11:30am. Satire.  Our Native Land 12:10pm Opinions by older members of Canada's   Native   Community,   their  views   about   the  contemporary  movement of native people.  Hot Air 1:30pm Host Bob Smith,  Bud Powell, father of modern jazz  Metropolitan     Opera     2:09pm  Verd's Aida.  Starring Leontyne  Price;   Marilyn   Horn;   Placido  Domingo;      Cornell     MacNeil;  Bonaldo Giaiotti.  Symphony Hall 7:00pm Toronto  Symphony, Gina Bachauer, piano  Symphony in G, Hadyn;  Piano  Concerto in B flat, Brahms.  CBC Stage  8:30pm Souls  Preserved by Bonnie LeMay.  Anthology 10:03 To be French in  North America, Part 11 ��� a talk  by Robert Scully, literary editor  of Le Devoir. Interview with British   Poet   Laureate,    Sir   John  Betjeman.  Orchestral     Concert     11:03pm  Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra,  Martiho   Tirimo,   piano;   Piano  Concerto in A minor, Schumann,  Symphony No. 3, Neilson.  SUNDAY MARCH 7  The Bush and the Salon 1:03pm  West and South to the Sea by  Maurice Gagnon, a portrayal of  one of the most fascinating explorers of North America, Robert  Cavelier de La Salle.  NHL Hockey 4:03pm Canadiens  versus Red Wings.  Royal Canadian Air Farce 7:03  pm. Satire from the Curtain Club,  Richmond Hill.  The Entertainers 7:30 p.m. A  record show featuring a variety  of performers.  CBC Playhouse 10:30pm R.S.V.P.  by Rachel Wyatt.  Quebec Now 11:03pm Conclusion  on the series a history of the Society of Jesus ��� the Jesuit order  to-day.  MONDAY MARCH 8  Mask   of  Our People  8:03pm  Classical   Arab. Music   Quintet  with music from the middle East,  George Sawa in qanon.  The Great Canadian Gold Rash  10:30pm   Interview   with   Rick  Wakeman and a live concert featuring Bruce Miller.  TUESDAY, MARCH 9  CBC Tuesday Night 8:03 pm. Yiddish, the Exiled Mother Tongue.  Part 2 ��� ' * You who pass by, may  that not happen to you which happened to us" a program that answers some of the questions pertaining to the hotocast of the Second World War.  Touch the Earth 10:30 p.m. Part  1. Celtic music ��� Part 2. Tim  Wilson from recordings he made  of both professional and amateur  Celtic musicians.  CLARENCE JOE . . . keeping the Sechelt story alive  by ROB DYKSTRA  Sit down with Clarence Joe  sometime. Ask him about his culture. Ask him about his people.  Ask him about himself.  As he describes to you, in a  quiet, sensitive, yet graphically  detailed manner, some small part  of his history, some myth, some  legend that's been passed down  through generations and generations, you cannot help but feel  that the pragmatism of your own  white culture has left you a little  inadequate.  Officially Clarence Joe is the  Manager of the Sechelt Indian  Band. Unofficially, he's a man  who at age 67, is one. of the few  native Indians left who can tell  you vividly and in detail about  the story of the Sechelt Nation.  And that's why he's writing a  book.  The story of the Sechelt Nation  is a story that both the Indians  and the whites should know,  Clarence Joe told members of the  school Board at a recent meeting.  Because, he says, it's the true  history of Canada.   -  MLA predicts 50% cut  MLAs could have their salaries  cut by as much as.50 percent, Don  Lockstead said last week. Lock-  stead, on the Sunshine Coast last  week to meet with the regional  board, said the Social Credit government has already indicated  MLAs will undergo a cut in salaries and his guess is that it will  be an approximate 50 percent  cut.  Present pay for provincial  MLAs is $16,000 in salary and  $8,000 in expenses for a total of  $24,000.  Lockstead said if his pay is cut  by that amount he would have to  find a part time job to supplement  his income. This, he said, would  result in less service to Mackenzie riding. The MLA said looking  after this riding is a full time job  and if he is forced to work half-1  time at other employment his effectiveness as MLA will suffer.  Besides general government  austerity, it is believed the justification for the salary cuts is that  there is to be only one session of  the legislature instead of two as  under the previous NDP government. However, Lockstead feels  Improve relations  The Sunshine Coast Regional District wants to improve its relations with the public.  At last Thursday's meeting, the board accepted a recommendation from the planning committee calling for improvements in the  flow of information between the board and the public. Directors  have been asked to bring forward suggestions that would accomplish this goal. ,  The committee realized that,; a regional district publication  would be of little use since n? would be regarded as propaganda  and it was also stated that the most effective way of improving the  situation would be to hold more public meetings, less in camera  sessions and to allow publication of the regular meeting agenda.  Chairman John McNevin elaborated by saying that he felt  increased public participation was essential for the proper functioning of the Regional District.  Bureaucracy hampers salmon project  by JOHN HIND-SMITH  It seems that the subject offish  keeps cropping up around here  and maybe it would be a good  idea to try and bring things up to  date.  In the latest edition of B.C.  Outdoors there is an article pointing out the sad plight of the salmon runs in B.C. waters. One of  the problems appears to be lack of  understanding between the Federal Fisheries people who set the  limits and areas in which commercial fishermen can operate  and the sports fishermen and conservationists who are trying to do  something about increasing and  conserving the stocks of fish. It  must be a very delicate line to  walk for the Federal Fisheries  man.  On the one hand he has to lay  down the guide lines for the commercial fisherman and at the  same time has to become involved  with the salmon enhancement  program which to an ever increasing extent is going to get help  Spawning  areas  priority  The United Fishermen and Ai-  lied Workers Union, Local 16,  Madeira Park has passed a resolu  tion insisting that the preservation of clean spawning areas be a  first priority in the approval of  land subdivisions. In a letter to  the Sunshine Coast Regional District, the Union Secretary asked  for the Board's co-operation in  notifying the union of proposed  developments that might affect  this policy so that they will be  able to present any objections  they might have at the appropriate time.  . Trie -Regional Boaid agreed to  keep the union informed.  from the clubs and individuals interested in the improvement of  streams and salmon runs. It is as  though they were wearing two  hats and which one they wear depends upon who they are talking  to.  The   foregoing   remarks   are  generalizations and could be applied in most areas. However, it  is good to know that in the Pender  Harbour district, the commercial  fishermen are anxious to get involved in the stream enhancement program and we would like  to wish them the very best of luck  in their efforts.  Red tape and  bureaucracy are two commodities,  which we have found there is no  shortage of when you get involved  in a program like this. The problem is that there are so many  levels of government in both federal and provincial departments  who consider that they should  have   some   input,   rightly   or  wrongly, and one has to go along  with them so as not to rock the  boat.  The thing is that if you don't go  along with them to some extent  they can make it extremely difficult, and perhaps even impossible  to carry on. This petty fogging  bureaucracy is something we can  very well do without. After a  while it gets to a person and can .  be the reason why someone who  has been bubbling over with enthusiasm in the first instance can  be reduced to a disinterested bystander. A program such as salmon enhancement is obviously  going to have it's hang ups but for  Heaven's sake lets not create difficulties where they don't exist.  There can be little doubt that  if and when the commercial fishermen get involved, it will lead to  a far better understanding between themselves, the sports  fishermen and clubs such as ours.  The collective efforts will benefit  all parties.  In the latest B.C. Outdoors  magazine some figures were published which make one think a bit.  In 1974, 22 million salmon, were  taken by seven thousand commercial fishermen while in the same  period 484,000 salmon were taken  by 220,000 sports fishermen.  These figures are understandable when one recognizes that the  commercial fisherman is making  his living at the job as well as paying quite high prices for the priv-  ilage of doing so in the way of licences etc. The rub comes when it  is realized that up to the present  time it is the clubs and individuals  who have been trying to do something about stream improvements  while someone else has been  reaping the benefits of their labors. The fact that the Pender  Harbour fishermen are interested  in getting in on the action is very  encouraging and should help con- :  siderably in allaying the concerns i  of sports fishermen and others j  like myself who have no interest  in fishing as such but want to do  something to improve the creeks  and fish habitat. .  Let's hope red tape and bureaucracy can be reduced to a  minimum and that the people who  want to do something about increasing our fish stocks will be  given all the encouragement  possible. The end result of their  efforts will mean more fish for  everyone.  NORTHWEST TRAVEL LTD.  Agnes Labonte  886-7710  &&%%  FAIRMONT ROAD  GIBSONS  OKANAGAN  APPLES  ���M  RED DELICIOUS  GOLDEN DELICIOUS  WINESAP  and HON EYfrom the farm  BUY OFF THE TRUCK FROM THE FARMER  ANDY'SDRIVE IN  MARCH 3,1976 ��� ONE DAY ONLY  DAWSON FARMS LTD.  that the large size of this riding  necessitates a full time MLA if  people are to have access to government.  Lockstead feels the decision to  cut salaries is political because  most Social Credit members have  businesses which they can carry  on while in.Victoria.  The exact amount of the pay cut  has not yet been announced but  Lockstead said he is already looking around for a job to supplement his pay.  The book that Clarence is working on, and soon hopes to have  published, is based on both his  own memories and stories about  the Sechelt Nation and those of  his father, Basil Joe. It had its origin some time ago when local historian and teacher Lester Peterson began to travel up and down  the inlets with Basil Joe.  As Clarence now tells the story,  Les Peterson was very interested  in the culture of the native peoples of this area but he was initially regarded with much scepticism  "My father was an'intelligent  man," says Clarence, "and he  was very suspicious of whites. We  were all suspicious of the white  man ��� we are a very sensitive  people."  But before too long, Les Peterson was accepted as a friend "on  the Sechelt Nation and as the two  of them travelled, Lester Peterson  and Basil Joe, Basil would talk  about the history,  the  myths,  the legends, and Les would write  them down. That's how the book  got its beginning.  And sometime later, after the  death of Basil Joe in 1965, the  council and band asked Clarence  if he would finish' the book because he was one'of the few left -  in his generation who maintained  the oral tradition.  Even in the old days, Clarence  remembers, only about 12 out of  100 Indians would know die stories of their culture. It was only the  story tellers who would pass the  legends from generation to generation, just as the artists who recorded the special pictographs on  rocks and cliffs.  And talking about the good old  days, Clarence turns towards the  window of his modern office in  Sechelt and pointing to the waters  of Georgia Strait, he speaks fond  ly of the great fin bade whales  that were at one time so plentiful out there, and the calm of  Porpoise Bay, so "loaded" with  porpoises. And there were the  black ducks, the golden eyes and  the geese ��� there were so many  wild birds around Sechelt then.  But no more.  "As civilization moved in, they  all moved out," states Clarence.  With a number of books on  native history stacked on his  desk, his own book, which is being done in collaboration with  Lester Peterson, will be finished  very soon. In the meantime,  Clarence has started on his own  autobiography. Clarence's father  was a hereditary chief and that  gives Clarence, so to speak, royal  blood.  As a teenager Clarence was appointed by his tribe, the Tsooah-  'die tribe, as secretary to Chief  Tom. He was later appointed secretary for the entire Sechelt nation and in 1945 when the hereditary chiefs were being phased  out, he also became a councillor.  Later still the band managers  were appointed and that, says  Clarence, "was the important  position for me." He gave up his  seat as councillor and he's been  manager of the Sechelt Band ever  since.  Besides acting as manager for  the band, Clarence still spends a  lot of time with nature. He has  a large fish boat,, the Hunachin  Princess, named after his late  wife, Lena. He travels up the  coastal inlets, usually taking with  him some of the younger members of the band, and he shows  them the remote and misty places  where a thousand years before  their ancestors used to live.  Clarence knows that his major  task is to keep the Indian  story alive. As he says, it's too  valuable to lose.  "Gardener's Apron", a differ*  ent kind of gift. Abo barbecue  aprons. Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  Justice  Development  Commission  MEETING, March 4 - 7:30  SENIOR CITIZENS HALL, SECHELT  TOPIC: Is Capital Punishment supported by the  majority  of   citizens  of   the  Sunshine  Coast?  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I  >>  i  y 6  PIONEERS OF PROGRESS'  Sunshine Coast Newsr March 2.1976.  9  byDOUGSEWELL  In the history of any frontier  area there are not only those men  whose dreams have turned' into  reality but. there are also those  whose dreams have come very  close to changing the basic political and geographical structure of  the area.  In early British Columbia, Alfred Waddington came incredibly  close, on two occasions, to creating a province that would have  been considerably different than  the B.C. we now know. Had Wad-  dington's proposals been realized  the development of Vancouver  and the Fraser Valley would have  been much slower and Victoria  probably would have retained its  stranglehold on the new provinces economy.  In recognition of Waddington's  vision of B.C. the National Geographical Board renamed B.C.'s  Clean your carpet  faster and better  with Steamex:  6 power jets  get dirt the  other methods  don't reach!  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In 1849 or 1850 he arrived  in California and shortly thereafter he set himself up in business  as a partner in the San Francisco  wholesale grocery firm of Dulip &  Waddington.  When the first rumours of a  new gold strike on the Fraser River reached San Francisco late in  1857, Alfred Waddington was determined to see that his company  got in on the ground floor of the  new gold boom. Waddington  arrived in Victoria with the first  wave of miners in the spring of  1858 and soon established a  branch of his firm. Waddington  was impressed with the rapid  growth of the small town and dur-.  ing the next few years he took an  active part m the development  and politics of the colony. He was -  a member of the Legislature of  Vancouver Island in 1861 and  1862 and during this time he was  constantly .opposing the ruling oli-  grachy of the Hudson's Bay Co..  Though Waddington felt that the  H.B.C. was "The pioneer of civilization in the back settlements of  North America and Oregon," and  that they "Had been created  lords of the soil and acted generously as such", he also felt that  by 1858 the "Object of the company for the purpose of civilization is at an end and its intervention for commercial purposes is a  nuisance."  .Waddington also took part in  the incorporation of the City of  Victoria and 1858 he became the  author of the first book to be published in B.C. In the first edition  of "The Colonist" editor Amor  De Cosmos reviewed 'Waddington's new book the "Fraser'  Mines Vindicated or The History  Of Four Months." In 1859 Waddington again went to press with  "The Necessity of Reform" which  outlined his political beliefs and  urged reform in the voting laws  and the power of the H.B.C.  By 1862 Waddington's interests had swung towards the work  for which he is most remembered.  He was one of the first to realize  the need for reliable communication and transportation within the  British Pacific Colonies and the  necessity of good trade routes to  take, their wealth to the world  markets. The spread of the Gold  Rush up the Fraser and into the  Cariboo  region  had   convinced  ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL  IS A PART OF THIS  COMMUNITY  ARE YOU?  Join St. Mary's Hospital Society NOW!  I  ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL SOCIETY  SECHELT, B.C.  Enclosed please find $2.00 for membership.  Name..   ..".'..:.'..'..���.  *NUUl "55) ������������������������.������������������������������������. ��������� ��� ������������.. Ba  Occupation   Waddington that it was necessary  to build a road from the new Gold-  fields to the Pacific Coast.  Many other notable figures  were also interested in routes  from the Cariboo to the coast but  Waddington's proposed route  showed notable differences mainly because the Pacific terminus of  his route was at the end of Bute  Inlet almost two hundred miles  upcoast from the B.C. capital of  New Westminster.  Waddington's initial efforts to  persuade the Colonial Administration to consider this route  were finally acted upon in 1861.  Gov. James Douglas realized the  value of this route, it was the  shortest possible route to the  coast, and because of this he  backed Waddington's proposals  until the government's surveyor  "Major" William Downie examined the route and declared it impractical.  Waddington and his associates  were far from discouraged by  Downie's report and in September of 1861 Waddington wrote the  Governor asking him to allow the  building of a private toll road  from the coast to the Chilcotin  River. Douglas's reply was favorable and work was immediately  begun on the new road.  The construction proceeded  well through the summer of 1862  but by 1863 severe difficulties  were impeding the progress of  the new road. The winter of  1863-64 saw the completion of  Douglas's Cariboo Road and in  order to carry on work Waddington was forced to sell his Victoria  property. The finishing touches to  the spectacular failure of "Waddington's Road" were added by  the "Chilcotin War" a series of  gruesome ��� murders and small .  scale uprisings amongst the Chil-  BARKERVILLE, the northern terminus of "Waddington's Road."  cotin Indians. Seventeen of Waddington's workers were killed in  the first raid and it was only  through the intervention ^of the  new Governor of B.C., Frederick  Seymour that, the rebellion was  brought under control,    ^i.  Waddington was finally forced  to admit defeat. His personal finances were wrecked andNvhen  he was offered the position of  Superintendent of 'Schools on  Vancouver Island in 1865 he accepted the appointment.  Even this drastic turn of fortune could not stifle the spirit of  adventure in Alfred Waddington.  By 1866 he was dreaming of a  "Traction Line'.' from Fort Alexandria to Bute Inlet and soon after  he approached Governor Seymour  and the Colonial Office for a renewal of his old charter. Slowly  his (schemes grew to encompass a  transcontinental railroad as an aid  to Confederation and also as a  protection of "Asian Trade" from  the now almost completed American railroad.  In order to promote his gran-  A CARIBOO CAMEL, a common means 0'  ransportatlon  over the rugged land between the Cariboo and the Coast.  diose plans Waddington published two pamphlets during 1867. In  the first "Overland Communication by Land and. Water through  British North America" Waddington developed his route from  England to the Far East by way of  Canada and later that year he  published "Overland Route  through British North America"  in which he advocated that the  new rail line should go by way of  Yellowhead Pass to Bute Inlet and  pointed out the difficulties of the  Fraser River route.  Waddington's influence on the  British and Canadian governments over the next few. years is  shown by me seriousrconsidera*  tion his proposals received. The.  British Government briefly considered guaranteeing the financing of the project and the new  Canadian Government later incorporated many of Waddington's ideas into the building of the  C.P.R. though Waddington was  not to live long enough to see  them come about.  He was asked to lay his plans  before the Government in 1871,  shortly after B.C. entered Confederation and he later reported  that he was pleased with the  results. '".  In 1872 while in Ottawa awaiting the opening of Parliament Alfred Waddington caught smallpox  and failed to recover.  After Waddington's death political pressure finally forced the  Canadian Government to select  the Fraser River route for the new  railway and much of Waddington's work in gathering material  and information essential for the  building of the railroad .was for-;  gotten. Waddington's influence  was directly responsible for the  Colonial, National and British  Governments being aware of  transportation and communication problems and his surveys  were responsible for the opening  up and mapping of much of the  young province. ���-  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  ��� AUTOMOTIVE  SERVICES  NEED TIRES?  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MacK WELDING  BRADMacKENZIE  Portable Welding .  886-7222 10  Sunshine Coast News. March 2,1976.  byO.CBRAY  There is a certain exhilarating  something   which   overflows   in  one's consciousness when the an-,  ticipation of some joyful occasion  or event is about to be consummated and brought forth into visible manifestation. Anyone who as  a young person has sat in a theatre when the lights were lowered  and the orchestra strikes up in  some   pulse   stirring   overture,  tense with an almost overwhelming excitement awaiting that magical moment when the great curtain would rise, slowly revealing  the brilliantly illuminated stage  and all the paraphernalia of a well  loved pantomime, will have some  conception of how this reporter  felt as  he  awaited the  arrival  of the taxi which would convey  him to the place where all would  be made real.  The occasion was the annual St.  Valentine's Day banquet, arranged, prepared and served almost  wholly by the ladies of the Royal  Canadian Legion in Gibsons on  behalf of the members of the local  branch of the Old Age Pensioners Organization. Including a  small number of invited guests,  there were some 150 persons in  all.  Bless the taxi. How would  those of us who are without our  own transportation manage to get  around without such aid? However, be that as it may, the most  of half an hour dragged by from  the time of phoning to the arrival  of the cab, so by the time I  reached my destination the seating capacity if the spacious and  elegantly decorated Legion Hall,  with a few exceptions, was fully  occupied.  And so the curtain has gone up  revealing a colorful and heart  warming scene. But this is no  pantomime. In this atmosphere of  welcome warmth and savory  odors from the kitchen, we behold  a grand assembly of mostly  oldsters like myself, all attired in  their best, their friendly and familiar faces shining in anticipation  of ajoyful evening just new born.  As might be expected in such a  mixed gathering and on such an  occasion, the ladies far outshone  their more conservatively attired  escorts with their artistically arranged hairdos, or coiffeurs if  you prefer, if such a word can add  a little more elegance; and mostly  full length dresses; a rare, and if  this reporter may be permitted to  add, a welcome sight in these  modern times.  Meantime, our Legion ladies  had been busying themselves  preparing platters of palatable  foodstuffs on long serving tables,  so that guests could pass along  each side in single file and help  themselves to the succulent cold  cuts of turkey and chicken, tasty  salads, and other made up dishes  as required. There was plenty to  satisfy the needs of all.  And so we filled our plates,  and ate our fill in a homey atmosphere of animated chatter, the  rattle of dishes, and the lulling  strains of some soft music coming through to us from some hidden source. For those who needed  a little pepping up now and again,  decanters of delicious wine were  placed within easy reach of each  diner.  When all was done, I leaned  back in my chair, comfortably  relaxed after a well enjoyed dinner, and found myself waiting  expectantly for the fulfillment of  an announcement made earlier  in the evening, informing us that  we were in for enjoyable entertainment. As it happened we  were not disappointed.  Maybe I dropped off into a kind  of a doze, I am rather prone to  that sort of thing after a good  meal, but my senses became fully  alert when I realized that seemingly out of nowhere the open  space between the banquet  tables was filled with a troupe of  the most delightful young creatures the eye could wish to behold. Scantily clad, as was appropriate for the occasion, gossamer  like wings, and of course a tiny  halo over each young head. These  dainty young fairies danced most  prettily for us, and after a while,  having accomplished their part  of the show in their own inimitable manner, darted off nimbly  into the shadows, and must surely  have felt greatfy elated by the  rounds of applause which followed them.  And now a bevy of smiling  teenage girls appeared, and one  could not help but admire their  youthful charm and graceful carriage  as  they  made  their  entrance.   But   let's  watch   them  perform. Firstly there was an excellent exhibition of ballet dancing, in which one of the taller  girls pirouetted daintily and with  marked skill around the floor, expertly assisted by a handsome  young partner. Then we  were  treated to a fine performance of  the Scottish Highland fling by a  couple of talented young ladies,  followed  by  the  sword  dance,  and finally the sailor's hornpipe.  After the young people had  completed their part of the evening's entertainment, it was announced that a group of Legion  ladies would perform the well  known  and popular  "Highland  dance." To the accompaniment of  appropriate   music   the    eight  dancers carried out the intricate  steps and windings of the dance  with marked skill and grace, to  the enormous delight and admira  tion   of   the   entire   assembly.  And now comes that part of the  evening when the many who had  been seated all this time, felt like  getting on their feet and moving  around for a stretch, and in the  accomplishment of this what better way is there than to dance.  And dance they did, gyrating  around the floor to the sweetest  music this reporter can remember  listening to from amateur musicians in a long while. A small  group of senior citizens, a piano,  violin, and a guitar, constituted  the Sechelt Hillbillies. Their  dreamy music was highly esteemed by all.  After a while there was a pause  in the music, and many of the  dancers returned to their seats.  Whilst thus relaxing, once again  seemingly out of nowhere a host  of glittering fairies descended  upon us, each carrying an armful  of small packages which they proceeded to distribute, one for each  diner, and then disappeared  again as quickly as they had  come. Each package contained a  variety of fruits, the whole nicely  wrapped in cellophane, and were  accepted with thanks to some  generous but un-named giver.  At this point in time I decided  to make my way out doors and  await the arrival of the taxi which  I had ordered previous to take me  home. And so my evening's  entertainment drew to a close.  SHARES POPULAR  The shares of Canadian  chartered banks are owned  by more than 185,000 individual shareholders, about  95 per cent resident in Canada and owning almost 89  per cent of outstanding  shares.  mum^n  Municipalities need more  The Union of British Columbia  Municipalities has advised Municipal Affairs Minister Hugh Curtis that local governments in this  province need provincial revenue,  transfers totalling $140 million  this year in order to maintain adequate services without having to  increase property taxes by an unacceptable degree.  The UBCM's appeal was in  response to the minister's sole  commitment made at a recent  joint conference that this year's  provincial grants to municipalities  and regional districts would not  be less in total that the 1975 figure of $95 million. Curtis did indicate that the basic distribution  formula may be altered which  may result in some municipalities getting more and some less  than they received last year.  Assisted by a group of municipal treasurers in the lower mainland, the UBCM did a province-  wide review of the situation. It  revealed that last year's provincial contributions will have to be  increased in total by $25 million  simply to keep the province's  transfer payment to municipalities at a similar level as in the  previous five years.  World Day  On the first Friday of March,  Christians around the world  witness to their unity in Christ by  worshipping together. Moreover,  the depth of their concern is also  revealed by a willingness to share  of their substance with the  world's needy people.  The World Day of Prayer will  be held this year oh Friday,  March 5 at Gibsons United  Church at 1:30 p.m. The theme is  "Education for all of Life," and  the guest speaker in Lillian Dirk-  son, a missionary from India.  All concerned Christians are invited to join in this service of  worship.  This would not make it feasible  for municipalities to restore some  of the services they cut bade last  year however. Nor would it permit existing services to be increased to a more .reasonable level, the UBCM stressed.  To achieve these two needs,  without drastically increasing local property tax rates, the UBCM  told the minister that provincial  transfers would have to be boosted by a further $20 million to a  $140 million total.  MLA visits  SCR board  MLA Don Lockstead attended  last Thursday's Sunshine Coast  Regional District meeting to ask  the board how he could best help  them in his position as this area's  representative in Legislature.  Lockstead also informed the  board of his concerns over cutbacks in sewage disposal benefits, social services, ferries and  highways that he feels are possible under the new provincial government. His main fear was that  proposed Highway 101 improvements may now be "down the  tube". (See story, page 1).,  Lockstead also promised to introduce a private members bill  that would help to alleviate some  of the financial difficulties of the  Mackenzie riding's 48 water  works districts but admitted that  he was not optimistic about the  bill's chances of passing.  WANTED  Used furniture oi what  have you  AL'S USED FURNITURE  WE BUT BEER  BOTTLES-  Gibsons ��� 886-2812  GIBSONS ATHLETIC ASSOC.  Annual General Meeting  March 2,1976 at 8 p.m.  in the Gibsons Athletic Hall, Marine Drive  ���Everyone Welcome���  Elphevents  by D.J. HAUKA  Maybe I'D put those headlines  in myself! Trust the P.C.'s to  come up with a kngphot for their  leader. As you may have read last  week, Mr. Pope our Social Studies 11 teacher gave us an incentive for studying the Progressive  Conservative convention by forming a pool. We could be on any  candidate and almost everyone  bet on either Mulroney, HeUyer  or Wagner. The only person to  bet on Clark (trust ^osta to pick  him) didn't have a quarter with  him so everyone got their money  back, much to their disgruntled  satisfaction.  Late February and early March  will be busy at Elphinstone. Last  week was the Tri-zone basketball  tournament. The first week of  March is going to be busy, busy,  busy. Teen Angel and the Rockin'  Rebels are coming up on March 5  for the school's Grease day and  Dance, a throw back to the 50s.  The next day March 6 is a school  excursion to the UBC Open House  But alas; I shall miss all this be  cause from Tuesday to Sunday  there's an UNESCO Conference  in Campbell River, and as an "all  round great person, unquestionably honest and modest, I was  honored with being cqe of the five  students from Elphinstone asked  to attend. That's why my column  won't   be   appearing   in   next  week's paper ��� Please! don't cry  so loud.  .   Whilst I wits talking with Mr.  Pope on Friday I saw a most  frightrening sight. Sounds like a  poem but this is what happened:  One Friday dark and dreary  As I pondered weak and weary  Over tests and final exams galore,  I heard a sudden tapping at the  courtyard door,  (and this I must confess  was unusual and nothing less).  As I turned round to ponder  I saw a silent wandr'er  Walking round and round  The courtyard floor.  Then, as tfin dreaming  I suddenly hear him screaming  "The poor boy's shouting and  screaming for they've locked  the courtyard door''  (Pray bear with me a little more,  and hear the Ballad of the  Courtyard Door).  I know not from whence he came  This ill begotten hound of fame  Perhaps  he  hoped to  expiate  his sin  But I thought him freezing  As I never saw such sneezing.  Then the art teacher let him in,  (hooray the art teacher let him  in!)  y After   trudging   through   such  snows  We thought he was a doze.  As you might have gathered  from that doggerel on Friday  someone from town got it into his  head that he should be the first  person to walk on the virgin  snows of the courtyard. How he  got in I don't know but I do know  that he had a heck of a time getting out.  Writing this column has done  me a lot of good, (the pay isn't  much mind you, but it's die ex-  " perience that counts). I mean how  else can you get the valuable  knowledge of what to print if you  want to get sued, threatened, or  out-right physically assaulted? I  really appreciate all your criticisms even when you offer to  solve them with lead pipe and  chains.  The snow this week has been a  great hassle. School had to be  closed on Thursday and Friday.  The attendance was- worse than  that of a Sonny Bono Show and  even more disheartening was the  slush after the white stuff partly  melted. As I trudged to school I  was up to my ankles in Mr. Frosty  Friday saw a flock of counsellors from BCTT, UBC, U. Vic,  SFU and other such high places of '  learning. I cannot say whether  they presented an interesting  morning, as I was not there, but  my friends tell me it wasn't too  bad. Another pleasant distraction  this week was an ar^show.  There were over 100 photographs   of   modern   Canadian  artists.     Costa,     Mike,     and  myself walked over to a set showing a parked car, a seawall, and of  course, the sea;  "What does it mean," I asked  Mike. "It's obviously a suicide,"  I said answering my own question  There was a profound "huh?"  in unison.  "It's obvious," I went on.  "The empty car, the heaving sea,  the wall."  "Yeah", said Mike, "and this  picture of a telephone pole is a  romantic hanging."  I mumbled something about  Phillistines and decided that they  had been too much occupied with  looking at the young lady lecturing about the works of art rather  that listening to what she was  saying.  As an aside, it seems that the  first camera, which is Greek for  "room", happened during a battle when an arrow went through  an Ethiopian tent. The rent  caused by the arrow produced a  small picture on the tent wall.  After having cameras for centuries, you'd think they would get  around to taking a picture of me  to put in my column.  Editor's note: If D.J. would  stand still long enough, we might  be able to get a photo of him.  ��� i  TIDELINE  PLUMBING AND HEATING CONTRACTORS  RESIDENTIAL ��� COMMERCIAL ��� INDUSTRIAL  COMPLETE NEW PLUMBING AND HEATING SERVICE  ���HOT WATER HEATING SYSTEMS  FIRE SPRINKLING SYSTEMS  REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS  MECHANICAL INSTALLATIONS  SEWER HOOKUPS  ALL WORK DONE BY  QUALIFIED TRADESMEN  FOR PROMPT SERVICE CALL  886-9414  Bernie Mulligan SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST ,     Dennis Mulligan  Women: Assert  yourself  Becoming assertive means  standing up for your rights  and increasing your capacity  to be open, expressive, clear,  straight forward and- sincere.  Assertive training can help you  develop a personal style of relating to the world in positive and  self-enchancing ways. Assertive-  ness emphasizes positive behavior and a sense of assurance   regarding   one's   rights.  A one day workshop sponsored  by the Women's Centre, UBC,  and the Department of Continuing education will be entitled  "Assertiveness Training for Women." The workshop will take  a practical approach and will focus on habits, attitudes and responses; participants will examine how guilt and fear stand in the  way   of   assertive   behaviour.  The workshop, conducted by  Sandra Yasin and Helga Webber,  counselling psychologists at UBC,  will take place Saturday March  6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the  kindergarten area of Roberts  Creek Elementary school, Hall  Road. Cost is $15 per person.  Babysitting services will be available. Call 885-3711.for pre-regis-  tration.  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