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Array Provincial Library,  Victoria, B. C.  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  March 30,1976  Volume 29, Number 13  15* per copy  on newsstands  LAST WEEK'S WEATHER  Low  High         Rata  March 20              OC  IOC     5.3mm  "March 21               2C  7C    13.2mm  March 22              4C  8C     3.3mm  March 23              OC  4C   37.3mm  March24               IC  9C     8.4mm  March25              2C  9C     5.8mm  March26     .        IC  7C     0.8mm  Week's Rainfall 74.1 mm  March 109.5 mm  1976 -356.4mm.  moon  ambulance  move launches protests  In case you're wondering whathis is all about, John  Wray is chairman of the Kinsmen Blood Doner Clinic  and he's looking for support in the upcoming blood donor  clinic April 5 from 3p.m. to 8p.m. at the Coast Garibaldi  Health Unit. By the way, another bed race is scheduled  for this weekend.  What else can you expect for winning the bed race but  a... you guessed it, a bedpan. John Wray, left, hands over  the 'trophy' to Carl Horner, right and Doug Carmichael,  representatives of the Gibsons Volunteer Fire Department. If you have a good memory you will remember the  fire department won the great Gibsons bed race last year.  line  -,��*���'  '/  The Sunshine Coast Regional  District has announced that there  wiilbc no increase in taxation for  The new budget shows a total  Regional District tax requisition  of $317,894, down $67 from last  year's budgetted costs. Reduction's in the costs of elections,  garbage sites, building inspection, feasibility studies and emergency programs narrowly outweighed the rising costs of general government, fire protection,  street lighting, garbage collection  and recreational programs.  It was noted in the secretary's  report that accompanied the fin  ance, bylaw that,a* a precautionary measure Ait^a "A" residents  will have to carry an additional  'l^OTift^^  der Harbour7and District Health  Centre which will be opened this  year. It is not jratpected that the  funds will be needed and if this  assumption proves correct the  $6500 that this tax represents will  be put toward the 1977 requisition.  ' The new regional budget shows  a revenue and expenditure figure  of $519,051 and a waterworks  budget of an additional $469,568  bringing the total SCRD annual  budget allowance to $988,619.  The capital expenditure program  for 1976 shows an increase to  $1,065,273, with  water, supply  ' The provincial Emergency  Health Services Commission  has informed Halfmqon Bay  ambulance operator Joan Clark-  sfon (formerley Joan Cunning-  bam) of intentions to move the  ambulance service from its  present site in Halfmoon Bay  rtp St. Mary's Hospital in Sechelt.  Residents of the Pender Harbour-  Egmont and Redroofs Road -  Halfmoon Bay areas are extremely upset about the move and  protests have, already been  launched by the rate payers  end other local citizen groups.  At last Thursday night's meeting  the regional board heard Mrs.  Clarkson's presentation and  Unanimously approved a resolution to immediately write to  the Minister of Health in protest  of the move.  \ Mrs. Clarkson told the board  that meddling by the CUPE  Ambulance - Employees Union  Eocal 873 and difficulties with two  union staff were responsible  for the commission's decision.  ' She also explained that of the  337 calls recieved in the last  year 31 percent had been to  Madeira Park or beyond, "30  percent had been to the area  between Redroofs Road and  Madeira Park and 28 percent  had been to Sechelt. The other  Tl percent represents transfers  and non-urgent calls. ':  \ For the 31 percent in Madeira  "�� *Park or beyond this move could  mean a delay of up to one hour  more than under the present  system. Area A Director Jack  " raterson told the Coast News  0iat his areais very: upset about  at a reasonable prio��and Director  Peter Hoemberg siiClne Utilities      ^._ ��� ��� ��� ^_.... ^.   Committee is stiulba&ing into the   ��� lth> proposal?knd does not intend  New vicinity studys  The Detailed Planning Committee of the Sunshine  Coast Regional District has recommended that vicinity  plans for the Gibsons and Roberts Creek areas be started  as soon as possible. The study would be set up much as it  has been in Sechelt and would attempt to find a general  consensus of the type of development that the local citizens want in the years to come. A questionnaire is being  drafted to circulate in the area as the first step towards  drawing up a series of possible options.  that figure.  The rise in fire fighting costs  was partially attributable to the  SCRD decision to buy a new fire  truck for the Roberts Creek Fire  Department which added $10,000  to this year's' budget and will  substantially affect this cost for  a number of years as the district  pays off the $63,000 vehicle.  New street lighting projects in  Langdale, Davis Bay-Selma Park,  Granthams Landing and Veterans  Road were responsible for the  higher street lighting bill. Garbage collection took a jump of  nearly $10,000 which would seem  to indicate the higher costs of  contracts   due   to  wage   rises.  An angry group of residents  from Gibson's North Road area  attended last Thursday night's  Sunshine Coast Regional District  meeting to seek clarification of  the boards position regarding  the proposed regional water  supply to the area.  Chairman John McNevin told  the group the SCRD was 'still  trying to find ways and means'  of   accomplishing   the   project  SCRD to purchase $63,000  lire engine for Roberts Creek  Ihe Sunshine Coast Regional  District has approved the purchase of a new $63,000 fire engine  for the Robert's Creek Volunteer  Fire Department:  At last Thursday night's meeting the board considered various  methods of financing the pur-,  chase and finally decided to make  a down payment of $10,000 on the  new vehicle and to pay off the  balance over a ten year period.  The finance committee will consider-this option and if it is accepted it,will mean a net cost of  over $91,000 including interest.  The report noted that if the entire  amount was financed the eventual  cost would rise by over $7,000,  but there would not be a debt repayment until 1977. A lease purchase plan has also been suggested. ',������'���;  The finance report also noted  that the 1971 water bills are now  in the office and will be mailed  as soon as possible.  The Public Utilities Committee  of the SCRD has recommended  that the Regional Board approach :  the Pollution Control Branch and /  Enviroment Canada asking for  support on the question of a  sewer system for the Secret Cove  area.  The Department of Municipal  Affairs had earlier notified the regional district that they were not  prepared to give their approval at  this time due to the high cost of  the project and the small number  of lots to be affected.  Committee Chairman Peter  Hoemberg advised the board that  he had been in touch with the  Pollution Control Branch and they  had indicated dissatisfaction with  the reply. A proposition by Secret  Cove residents stated that if the  Province refused to contribute  local commercial interests could  pick up most of the difference and  the rate structure could be  changed/ The committee discussed this proposal and decided  to write a letter to the department asking if they would be willing to approve the plan if the  government was not forced to  contribute.  Other Utilities Cbmmitte recommendations included a proposal to increase the size of the  water main to be installed from  the Selma Park reservoir to  Sechelt and a suggestion that the-  Regional District not supply water  to any new subdivisions in the  Osborne water system at this  time.  -. *"_*����� F��!F C&ft^tfce.spote'f  sman for the,60 homes affectetTby  the proposed ,. water system  said the North Road residents  were dissatisfied whh.the engineering study done by "the district  and that assft now stood the  proposed costs were for. too high.  Comeau advised', the board  that the residents planned to go  ahead on their own cognizance  They have arranged to picfc up  6000 feet of pipe to do the job  themselves. Comeau asked the  Regional Board whether they  would try to hah the project'  and the board admitted that  they could see no reason to interfere as long as Victoria did not  actively  object  to  their   plan.  Board 'slapped'  The school board has received  departmental approval to include  $191,600 in the 1976 budget but  not without what one trustee  termed' 'a slap on the wrist."  A letter from the Department of  . Education stated that approval  had been granted to include the  non-sharable amount of $191,600  in this year's budget but it adds  that the approval came with some  reluctance.  "If is with some reluctance that -  this approval is granted in view  of the impact the proposed expenditure will have on your local taxpayer. However, we assume your  board is fully aware that on the  basis of the 1975 assessed values,  this will.result in the addition of  2.34 mills to your local school tax  levy for 1976."  Commenting on this statement  at last week's school board meeting, trustee Claus Spiekermann  said he was happy to see the sum  approved but he would tell the  superintendent of financial services to mind his own business  because "I'm hot going to be  moralized by him or anyone  else." He added that the letter  t was a slap on the wrist of the local  school board.  The $191,600 approved in the  non-sharable section of the budget will be used for up-grading  Elphinstone Secondary, development of special courses, conversion of the annex located on the  Gibsons Elementary School  grounds, upgrading of district  school grounds, ETV equipment,  and various other hems.  - deosion. It was ���Paterson and"  Area B Director (Ha���noon Bay  Redroofs Rd.) Peter Hoembefg  that  spearheaded t^'SGRD's  opposmontotheinove.  The present ambulance system  consjst-^bf two* vehicles, four  foil time staff and eight part  time staff. The service was  formerly completely owned by  Mrs. Clarkson but under the  Emergency Health Services Act  one of the vehicles was purchased  by the government which has  since announced its intention  to purchase the other vehicle.  The ambulance quarters are  located on property leased from  a limited company of which  Mrs. Clarkson is the smallest  shareholder. She is now an  employee   of  the . commission.  It was further stated by the  EHSC that the new unit in Sechelt  would have no full time employees . With the removal of the  service to Sechelt there will  be 3 ambulances and two rescue  wagons in a 17 mile area and a  gap of over 40 miles to residents  of Egmont.  The provincial government  has announced plans for an  ambulance station in Madeira  Park but so far no action has  been taken on the proposal.  Mrs. Clarkson was first notified  of the decision not by the board  itself but by  a representative  of  the  Ambulance   Employees  Union on Monday morning. The  Department   of   Health   finally  confirmed the report on Tuesday  afternoon.   Mrs.   Claikson   has  recently had trouble with two of  her staff and an investigation in  late February resulted in their  dismissal by EHSC supervisors  The charges were insubordination  and lack af attention to patients.  Two days later the employees  were reinstated. at: union instigation. Mrs. Clarkson feels that.  this difficul^r. may have been  Ipartialkjt^  commission's decision.  Another factor is a Department  of Health policy that supports  moving all ambulances closer  to the hospital sites. Mrs. Clarkson fold the board that she has  nothing to gain by fighting  the  move  and  that her   only  concern was the welfare of the  local residents. Until last year  the 17 year old service provided  by Mrs. Clarkson was the only  ambulance service on the peninsula. A second ambulance service  was started in Gibsons last year.  It is staffed by eight part time  workers.  In a Saturday afternoon telephone interview EHSC commission chairman Dr. Peter Ransford  told the Coast News that four  factors had been considered in  their decision to approve the  move; the establishment of the  new facility at Madiera Park  the fact that contrary to union  regulations the full time employees were living in accomodation  owned by an employee of the  commission, administrative  problems and the general policy  of moving ambulances closer to  the regional hospitals. Dr.  Ransford was unaware that the  Madeira Park ambulance was not  yet in operation and that the  station was not actually on  property owned by Mrs.Clarkson.  He refused to discuss the 'administrative problems' and admitted  that the policy of moving ambulance stations nearer to the  regional hospital could eventually  result in a similar move for  the Gibsons ambulance  if the  decision     'seemed     practical'.  This centralization campaign  is designed to minimize administrative costs. Dr. Ransford  would not say how it will affect  the level of service to people  in rural areas. ,  Ambulance Union Business  Agent Doug Beckett was finally  reached on Sunday afternoon.  He stated that there were a  number of factors involved  in the union advocating the move  but that the major reason had  . been personnel problems at  the Halfmoon Bay station. He  explained that the union would  not allow any reductions in foil  time staff and that it was unlikely  that the move would take place  before a new station was opened  in Madeira Park. Beckett felt that  the union executive would  probably oppose the move if  h left the Pender Harbour area  without service.The fact that  Mrs. Clarkson did not actually  own the land the station was  on did not effect the union policy  of not lodging employees on  premises owned by commission  members, it is not important  whether she owns five percent  or one hundred percent of the  property, she is still involved.'  the union executive will  be giving the nutter further  consideration next week.  Step closer for sewers  The Regional District has  recieved the letters patent for  the sewage function and if there  are no snags, resident* of Sechelt,  could be voting on the village's  proposed aewage < complex >vitli_  60 days.  ; The sewer function will 7 how  allow the regional district to go  ahead with a new sewage by-law  which in turn will allow the  district to undertake the financing ���  of Sechelt's sewers.  Once   the    regional   district  by-law is drawn up it will then  go to the provincial government  in Victoria where it is expected  to get swift approval. After  Victoria's approval, a public  referendum will be called in  Secheh an^renk^^  the opportunity to deride whether  or not the sewage system will  become a reality.  A recent public information  meeting on the sewage question  was held in the village and-  indications at that time were that  the majority of residents were  in favor of the proposal.  Gravel crusher makes had neighbour  by ROB DYKSTRA  Good fences make good  neighbours. Noisy gravel pits  do not. Just ask Ian and Barb  Cattanach.  The Cattanachs, who live in  a large log cabin on 2 Vi acres of  land in a rural holdings area  along -Cemetery Road are  finding 'themselves neighbours  to a gravel crusher. And while  they admit an hour or so' a day  of crushing wouldn't be so bad,  eight hours a day, five days a  week has, as one of them puts it.  'me gritting my teeth.'  The Cattanachs bought and  built on their property because  they wanted to live in a peaceful  rural atmosphere. They built the  unique and comftorable log  cabin themselves, put in a  garden and created something  that you wouldn't easily stick  a for sale sign on.  As they explained it last week  they were quite aware there was  a gravel pit close to their,  property prior to building the  house but verbal assurances  had been given them by the  owner that the operation would  be shut down permanently  within a short time.  But for the past three weeks  they   have   found   otherwise.  Ian and Barb Cattanach  appeared before the regional  board last week to protest  the noise of the portable crusher. They took with them a  petition signed by six other  people in the area who are  also protesting the noise.  According to a regional  district   by-law,   the   portable  crushing, and the gravel pit  operation being carried out by  Shoal Development is perfectly  - legal. But what perturbs Ian  Cattanach is that one part of  the rural holding zone by-law  states that no occupation may be  conducted if it creates _  nuisance by reason ��� of sound,  sight or smell, or contributing  to polluting.'  Then another partof the  by-law ��� states that gravel  operation    and    crushing    is  r@ss on  6V6 m&tmwmmwwwmm&emvBiwwyitmm  Sunshine Coast News, March 30,1976.  Sunshine Coast  Commentary  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday  by Sechelt Peninsula News Ltd.  Ronald B. Cruice, Publisher.  Rob Dykstra, Editor.  Pender Harbour Representative:  Doug Sewell - 883-9276  Subscription Rates:  Distributed free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast  British Columbia $6.00 per year; $4.00 for six months.  Canada except B.C. $8.00 per Year.  United States and Foreign $10.00 per Year.  Phone886-2622 P.O. Box460, Gibsons, B.C.  carry  Ridiculous move  The provincial Emergency Health  Services Commission's decision to move  the Halfmoon Bay ambulance to St.  Mary's Hospital in Sechelt is ridiculous.  Such a move would duplicate service  on the lower Sunshine Coast  and leave the Pender Harbour area  with virtually no service if the move  is made at this time.  The commission's Chairman. Dr.  Peter Ransford, said the move was being  undertaken because a new ambulance  facility would service the Madeira Park  area. He also said that general policy,  advocated the centralization of ambulance services.  The first justification holds no strength  because the fad is, there is no ambulance  service presently in Madeira Park, and  depending on who you talk to such a  service may not be there for quite some  time.  The second justification is even more  absurd because it merely demonstrates  the bureaucratic fascination for efficiency  without any consideration for the very  raison   d'etre  of  the   service...people.  Further reasons for the move involve  the CUPE Ambulance Union which,  it seems, has put pressure on the health  services commission because employees  were living in accommodations owned by  another employee of the commission.  It has also'been stated that personnel  difficulties may have contributed to the  commission's decision to make the move.  We would like to assume that whatever  difficulties occur between the union  and the commission, that those difficulties could be overcome without petty  politics overshadowing the affair.  The Sunshine Coast deserves an  efficient ambulance service. And because of its sparse population and unique  geography.an efficient ambulance service  means having vehicles that can serve  both extremes of the Sunshine Coast and  the middle.  Having three ambulances and two  rescue wagons in a seventeen mile area  and a gap of over 40 miles is not what  we consider efficient. Imagine an ambulance responding to the call of a dying  patient in Egmont and having to travel  from Sechelt to Egmont and then all the  way back.  The reasons given by the commission  for moving the ambulance service  are not valid. The welfare of people  should come first.  Support recycling  Tom Haigh, working sponser of Peninsula Recycling feels the only thing that  may influence the Sunshine Coast  Regional Board into financing his $2000.  a month recycling operation is an overwhelming public' response favoring the  idea. *  Let's create the overwhelming public  response.  In times of austerity at all levels of government our immediate reaction .may  not favor the additional $24,000 budgetary expense. Most of us pay for garbage  pick-up and we feel as long as our cans  are picked up once a week, it doesn't  really matter what happens to the garbage inside. It's a part of a syndrome we  have in our society that doesn't limit  itself to garbage. It applies to a number of  things both tangible and intangible. It  is the syndrome that without guilt allows  us to discard it, bury it, look the other  way, and we'll never know it  exists.  But the problem doesn't ^always  stay buried. ^  For many of us, the term recycling may  still be identified with those whom we  consider to be some sort of ecology freak.  Recycling, we think is just another fad,  like the student power fad of the sixties,  and the whole thing will soon go away.  But it's not. And like, garbage itself  it will not go away.  The facts are thus: modern man is  producing an enormous quantity of  garbage; we are exhausting many of  the earth's raw materials, .and our  industrial consumer orientated society  creates an ever increasing number of convenience throw-away items. Common  sense says it can't last.  Recycling in itself should become one  of our major industries. And it's already  starting to happen. MacMiilan Bloedel,  the provinces forestry giant, has just  announced the beginnings of an $80  million newsprint recycling plant planned  for the San Francisco Bay area. The  first phase of the project is an $8 million  de-inking operation that wilj use discarded newspapers for raw material,  remove the ink and by an enviromentally  sound laundering process and convert the  old papers into pulp for newsprint.  MacMiilan Bloedel says the plant  will have an annual capacity of 100,000  tons of newsprint. In addition to solving  waste newspaper disposal problems,  the plant will require only 700 kilowatt  hours of electricity for each ton of pulp  produced. The same amount of paper  from a conventional operation requires  2200 kilowatt hours.   V  MacMiilan Bloedel and all the pub-  Ushers interested in buying the recycled  newsprint will be the first to admit that  we have been wasting paper. Just  like we've been wasting so many other  resources. If products that have been  recycled are cheaper, so much the better.  That has been the exception rather than  the rule but technology is quickly overcoming that cost handicap.  If we, and the politicians that make up  all levels of government, insist that  recycling is costly because it's going  to cost an extra $24,000 a year, then  we're not looking farther than the length  of our nose. It's going to save us a lot of  money in the long run.  Out of necessity, recycling will become  a way of life*. Let's support it right here  and now. We support Peninsula Recycling and we suggest you write a letter to  the regional board to do the same.  ons...  Our stand on capital punishment and  gun controls as brought out in recent  editorials and commentary articles has  raised the ire in some of our readers. We  gather this from telephone calls, from  over-the-counter conversations and from  letters to the editor.  Even though we admit that the often  quoted '80 percent' do not agree with  our views, we do feel that the capital punishment-gun control question is serious  enough to warrant a great deal of discussion both in the House of Commons and  here at home. For that reason we believe  that strong opinions should be voiced...  both our opinions and your opinions.  <j___M��^Ti_% m*W^* _��__-_U W* ��� ��� ��� ���^������JB*^r*_r*__*_LAa_P-_*  _�� ��� ��� ��� ���  __/:���_-f_ J_gg-:vX<lWf:_-��-_gff:y:-x%v:vX  ' r 11 Mi 111 ��� 11111 ft ��� *  FIVE YEARS AGO  A $600 ambulance subsidy has  been provided by Gibsons Council  Robert's Creek fire Chief Stan  Rowland quits because of dissension.  Work starts on a Regional District water supply for Langdale  area.  10 YEAR AGO  The school board will terminate  water transportation to Pender  Harbour schools when present  contracts expire.  Gibsons volunteer firemen  stage a dance for funds to cement  the firehall floor.  The ban on visitors to St.  Mary's Hospital owing to a flu  epidemic has been lifted.  IS YEARS AGO  During 1960 there were 105  new homes built on the Sunshine  Coast costing close to $800,000.  The school board purchases  land on Mason rd., West Sechelt  for school purposes.  20 YEARS AGO  Sechelt council orders seven  new light poles for expansion of  lighting.  The Clarence Joe fishboat  blew up in Jervis Inlet. Gilbert  suffered bad burns. Terry and  Garence escaped injury.  Port Mellon mill turns in its old  reil steam engine for a new  deisel.  25 YEARS AGO  Gibsons council puts its first  zoning bylaw before the public for  a vote.  Consideration of council taking  over Gibsons federal wharf is now  under way.  byDOUGSEWELL  Last week I wrote a rather  lengthy 'Commentary' on the  recent capital punishment  controversy but purposefully  stayed clear of the gun control  aspects of the debate for fear  that it would be impossible to  fit any ads into an already over  crowded paper. The silence  was only temporary, it Would  be impossible not to comment  on the fact that the same Justice  Council who wants to string up  murderers as a deterrent also  wants to give them guns to> do  their dastardly deeds. It's like  trying to put out a fire with  kerosene.  If Trudeau is to be blamed for  being too extreme about ..the  gun control issue surely it should  be because he has failed to  demand that all guns be thrown  into the melting pot, not because  he wants to pass a few regulations  to help keep them out of the  hands of the criminal* segment  of the population.  In fact, the private ownership  of guns can no lqger be condoned.  The so called 'sport' of hunting  is a barbaric waste of our dwindling natural wildlife and if a man  can't hunt with a bow and arrow  or even better a camera, then it is  not the sport that attracts him to  hunting  and  he has  no  right  to call  himself a hunter.  Our  present   wildlife   programs   are  designed to supply 'free food'  to those who have the time and  equipment to go out  after  it.  A modern version of the 'King's  deer'    running    amongst    the  starving  peasants.   If  someone  really needs to hunt for a regular  supply of food or needs a gun  for   protection   then   let   them  apply   for   a   special   permit.  The ��� present system of gun  distribution   has       created    a  vicious circle. The crooks carry  guns to protect themselves from  the cops,  the cops carry guns  because   they   need   protection  against the crooks. In big cities  some cop cars are now equipped  with   machine  guns,   tear   gas  and high powered rifles. When  are we going to quit escalating  the conflict, when we have  crooks and cops throwing hand  grenades on public streets?  If we removed the guns from  public hands, instituted a life  in prison penalty for possession  of a gun and stepped up customs  efforts to prevent them from  entering the country, we would  have gone a long way towards  defusing the increase in violence  we. have witnessed in recent  years.  It is not 'our right' to carry  arms nor is it 'our right' to  strip the land of the wildlife  we have inherited. The people  of the province pay for the  hunter's 'free food' by supporting  the Fish arid Wildlife branch  and by passing on a natural  heritage that is hot as rich  as it otherwise could have been.  Before I am tarred and feathered and run off the Sunshine Coast  for criticizing sport fishing  along with huntmg let me point  out that first, what a sport fisherman catches is negligible when  compared      with      commercial  operations, secondly, what  Canadians don't catch will  probably be picked off outside  the twelve mile limit anyway  and most important, it is incredibly difficult to kill someone  with a fishing rod. Though  the impact of hunting on our  natural resources cannot be  excused it is still the necessity  of owning guns that makes  it totally indefensible. When  you need a high powered rifle  with a telescopic site to knock  off a deer, something is wrong  with both the hunter and the  sport.  I realize that the gun is only  an instrument of the violence  that is erupting in the modern  world but it is often wise to take  away the means before attempting to solve the problem. The gun  is the most deadly offensive  weapon in public hands and as  it has no real practical - value  it is time it was banned. Most  people survive a knife attack.  It is only the lucky who live to  tell of an encounter with the  wrong end of a gun.  Letters to the Editor  JUSTICE?  Editor:  Most of the proponents of the  abolishment of the death penalty  seem to reason that this .form  of punishment is barbaric^-'or  inhumane, that it is something  of the past, that a country of our  civilization has risen above this  morality.  I think it is appropriate to  examine these terms more  closely, a barbarian is a wild,  rude, uncivilized person. Historically, the Romans are most  commonly known to have applied  this name to people outside their,  empire. We know very well that  in terms of cruelty and decadence  we can perhaps still learn from  them (or are we on the same level  already), yet they considered  themselves civilized and I mean  it here in the sense of an elevation  in the scale of humanity.       r��r  "What is it then to be human?  To explain it in Christian terms,  it is to conform to the image of  Christ. It; means we/ are to be  Ourselves, -be^rKmest and com-  municate our love to one another.  Our society is surely not port-  traying this picture any better  than at any time before. I can  understand that for those who  base their whole concept of life  on some future perfect world,  it   is   unacceptable   to    admit  that we are basically the same  as  at  the  beginning  of man.  .We are only more refined in our  methods to extract illegitimate  benefits from   our  neighbours.  We all have a sense of justice,  not even a criminal ever loses it  and my sense of justice  tells  me if I kill someone, that the  severity of the crime and  my  respect for the life of the innocent  demand that I pay for this crime  with my life. Does this following  of my conscience make me then  inhumane or barbaric? Actually  it demonstrates that I am willing  to be responsible for my deeds.  This concept of personal responsibility, of free will, of our sense  of justice is so universally acknowledged that I hardly need to  fear I am mistaken.  When someone murders,  knowing there is a death penalty,  he shows that he respects neither  the life of his victim nor his own.  He has made a free choice and  should therefore be prepared --  to accept the penalty. If you  deny personal responsibility then  you should not punish criminals  at all, you should treat them as  insane. Surely this would not be  humane but merely a way of  avoiding a problem for which  your thought system has no  solution.  I agree that the death penalty  cannot be justified on the grounds  of it being a deterrent, but neither  is it right to lock someone up  indefinitely for fear he  might  relapse. I do not know for certain  whether    the    death    penalty  is a deterrent or not. With the  removal of so many social ills  of our past we should have less  crime;   statistics   are  therefore  hardly indicative.  I only know  that  the  Phillipines have  safe  cities since introducing martial  law and that I read recently in  a non-leftist paper that China has  virtually no crime. They also have  a  one year  prison  system,   if  you can't be rehabilitated in that  time you have had your chance.  I am afraid that our inability  to face reality will push us into  a communist system and then  we will see heads rolling and  get to know the real meaning of  barbarism.  -G. BEYStiR  Gibsons  OUT OF  PROPORTION  Editor: I would like for a few  minutes to plead for a sense of  proportion. The recent justice  council meeting showed that from  a cross section of the public on the  Sunshine Coast, only ten percent  were in favor of abolishing execution. Yet the editors of two of  our local papers waxed indignant  about the 80 percent in favor of  execution. Then in response to  three letters contrary to those  opinions,; you usurp the front  page for editorial comment. Now I  always-thought the front page of  any newspaper was reserved for  factual news items. Page two is  surely for editorial comment.  There are many, many arguments for and against execution  and most are valid. One argument  that isn't Valid is that human life  : is somehow supremely important  .and sacred/jMankind in .general  has74one.moftyto upset the ecolo- ���.  gy of the earth than any other being by hunting some species to  extinction, by over-fishing, by  poisomng; and by massive pollution of rivers and the air.  He has also embarked on massive slaughters of his own kind by  wars, criminal activities, and negligence. A good percentage of us  even destroy ourselves by overindulgence in smoking, alcohol,  and drugs', to say nothing of the  way we slaughter ourselves daily  on the highways. In the face of all  this overwhelming evidence are  ' we really going to cry arid bleed  over the lives of a few individuals  who have no respect whatsoever  for the society for which they  prey?  To expend public money on the  preservation of such individuals,  no matter how much or how little,  is a waste, and I object to waste.  Would you justify pouring a barrel of whiskey down the drain before a crowd of people by assuring them it would only cost a few  cents each? I'd like to see you try  it. Now our government proposes  to overinhabit our already plugged up prison system with yet  more bodies for longer periods  making them ever more impos- .  sible to manage. Is this any sort  of a solution?  I suggest that if anyone is  squeamish about pulling the lever  they should go and talk with some  of the victims or their relatives.  I suggest that instead on incarcerating criminals at public expense they should deposit them  on an isolated island with a supply of knives, guns, and ammunition and let them sort out their  own problems. And I would take  all the dregs who have shown  themselves to be incapable of rehabilitation and dump them together.  I don't know how, but somehow  these individuals must be made to  accept the responsibility for their  action, and if they won't, then the  only way under our present sys- '  tern is execution. If you have a  better idea I would sure be willing  to listen but I don't see one in  your editorial, front page notwithstanding,  -torn wood  Sechelt.  THANKS FOR ESSAY  Editor: We wish to express our  appreciation for the pungent and  lucid essay (Coast News March  23) by Doug Sewell on the issue of  capital   punishment.    We    are  grateful for his clear thinking and  for the expression of it in his  argument for the abolition of the  death penalty;  Certainly to plan a murder to  punish a crime ���which in raw  language is just what the death  penalty does ��� puts mankind not  one step further, in justice or understanding. It neither helps the  criminal reform nor the people to  improve. Capital punishment can  never be made to seem more than  society's vengeance on an offender.  All crime is an effect of wrong  thinking and feeling and can  never be wiped out by further  crime whether it is termed  "legalized" or not. We need to  look deeply into ctuses so that  negative thinking shall not develop.  Thank you for printing Doug  SeweU's commentary in a prominent place where all will be sure to  note��-^   ������ y^-!' :"y--  '' ^^OAtfWARNv    ������'������:-vf��-iS>  JACK WARN'  Gibsons.  NATIVES OBJECT  Editor:  I am finally upset enough to  get off my backside and write.  Could someone please explain  to me why the Kinsmen swimming pool question has to go to  a public referendum? Is it so the  summer residents and absentee  landlords can come over (using  their commuter cards) or be  bussed over to help vote against  it.  Of course they'-vote against  it...they and their families have  swimming pools either in their  back yards or in their neighbourhood. Isn't it about time money  and effort were injected for the  people.. .especially the youth...  of this area instead, of token  curling rinks used by adults  80% of the time? We should be  investing in the future by investing in young people.  I would also like to know if the  people of Sechelt and the regional  district (who would certainly .use  the facility) are to get a voice  in the referendum or are they only  supposed to supply the money  in admission fees.  What are the plans for the  pool? Is it to be an outdoor pool  or an indoor one for year round  use and hence year round revenue?  To try and inject another subject  into this, what happened to the  suggestion that Canadian Forest.  Products take the estimated  $80,000 the anti-inflation board  took off workers in this area,  and put it back in the CFP bank  account for community use?  What better use for the money  than a pool for everyone to use?  It would be a tax write off .  And why couldn't the pool be  built to suitable standards for  swim meets, hence involving the  schools and the financial participation of the school board.  How about some public fund  raising functions; I'm sure the  youth of this area would provide  the people power needed.  I know I'm only daydreaming  ...the council can't see past the  end of their own interests now  that the elections are over. The  absentee residents' views are  typical of the person who wrote  from Sun Valley, California  asking that their name be put on  a petition against neighbourhood  pubs in this area,  They have the pubs where they  live and when they come here  with their Cadillacs and friends  for their annual retreat into  the wilds of Canada; they want  to be able to show off how quaint  and backwards the area and  natives are.  Well this native...and I suggest  a lot of other natives... has come  out of hibernation.  D.BROCKLEBANK  Gibsons  GRANT ENDS  Editor: Having spent a good  deal of time and energy, along  with a fair chunk of federal government money establishing a  recycling operation on the peninsula, it saddens me to think that  come the end of May, all those  people who have gotten into the  habh of recycling will no longer  be able to do so.v  I had been hoping that the regional board would see its way  dear to supporting the operation  when the LIP grant ran out. It  seems, though, that the board  feels it cannot afford the extra  two thousand dollars a month it  would cost to continue Peninsula  Recycling. This may seem like  a lot of money, but it must be  realized that the board already  spends approximately $7000 a  month on garbage pickup and  dump maintenance; a system  which in my opinion is extremely  wasteful. It seems to me that  recycling, which is not wasteful,  has as valid a claim on tax money  as any other method of disposal.  How many acres of good land are -  we willing to give up to the  "dump"?  I suppose if there were an overwhelming public response in support of recycling, the board might  reconsider. Such a response is unlikely. However, I would make  this plea: that all the people of the  peninsula who firmly believe in  recycling as an alternative to the  dumping system make their feelings known to the regional board  in the form of letters giving their  names, addresses and occupations.  This is particularly important  now because the board is considering ways to spend certain provincial money spearheaded towards waste disposal here (an  incinerator is one idea). As these  plans formulate, recycling could  easily become apart of them if  the board feels it is of enough  concern to the people of the peninsula.     .  ���T.W. HAIGH,  Working-Sponsor,  Peninsula Recycling.  EASTER SEALS  Editor: The nicest Easter Bonnet in town, as far as we are con- ���  cerned, is the postman's. For the W3 fl lS  past few weeks, every postie in  every town has been doing one  heck of a great job getting the  Easter Seal mail to the people of  British Columbia.  More than 925,000 blue and  white envelopes containing Easter Seals have been delivered  throughout the province in the  name of crippled children.  The 5500 Lions of British Columbia would like to thank the  2000 letter carriers on behalf of  the 25,000 handicapped children  in the province.  ���T.H.TAIT,P.D.G.  Easter Seal Fund Raising  Chairman.  The Board of School Trustees  has written to Dr. Pat McGeer,  Minister of Education, objecting  to certain aspects of his press release dated February 27 in which  he chided school boards for  adopting budgets which he felt  were excessive in these days of  constraint and stating that because board budgets were so high  across the province he would be  obliged to increase the level of  the basic levy.  The board has labelled this latter statement as technically inaccurate' and an unfair and unwarranted attempt to shift the  blame for the level of the basic  levy from the provincial level,  where h_ belongs, to the local  level. The Sechelt teachers As-~  sociation has ' endorsed the  board's letter to Dr. McGeer.  In a press release issued last  week, the School Board says taxpayers should be aware that the  operating budget of the board is  divided into two components,, and  by far the largest component  (about 85 percent) is that which  falls within what is called the  basic education program; This is  a dollar figure determined  by  the   Department   of Education  from a formula. For the dollars  contained within their basic program, all boards of the province  raise the basic levy, which is a  mill   rate   determined by   the-  Minister of Education. The difference between the amount raised  by the basic levy'and the value of  the basic program is made up'by  provincial grants. AH costs above  the basic education program.'are  raised at 100% local expense  without any provincial assistance.  In early December die board  was advised by former Education  Minister Eileen DaiDy that the  basic program for this district was  $3,437,429. The provincial bajjfc  levy was estimated by her at 26.5  mills. In this district that gave a  cost distribution of 66% local and  33% provincial.     _   . ;  Dr. McGeer now says that the  bask levy is going, to be mote  than 26.S mills. Under the Public  Schools Act this is in the Minister's discretion. What die board  takes objection to is Dr. McGeer's  apparent effort to blame school  bo_dsforvtfae increase in the basic leyy^Sdbflbl board? have nothing feVdo with the basic levy���  that is merely a device which determines the sharing ratio between the province and the local  taxpayer in that part of the education budget which foils within the  basic program. The amount of the  basic program and the amount of  the basic levy are provincial decisions. ..  *  According to. the local school  board, an increase in the basic  levy means only one thing, a  reduction in the provincial shar-_  ing and an increase in the local  sharing of the cost of education.  The board told Dr. McGeer that  it is quite prepared to accept responsibility for the overall level of  the budget and for the raising of '  the local taxes necessary to provide funds in excess of the basic  program but trustees resent his  effort to shift the blame for a  provincial financial decision onto  local elected boards.  The board suggested to Dr.  McGeer that he should be frank  with the taxpayers and the school  boards about the real reasons for  this reduction in provincial financial support for education.  me  The next regular meeting of the  school board will be held in Halfmoon Bay Etemehtary School  April 8, A 'majpr item on the  agenda will be secondary school  attendance for that are*.      7 0 j  Definite b%_dairies1 to determine whethertstudentslwill go to  the new Secbeft Junior Secondary, Pender H_bc��ir or Elphinstone Secondary have not been  set in that area;\fhe public is invited to attend.   ' V ���  Haifmobn  fire dep't  !  Area B director Peter Hoemberg has informed the Sunshine  Coast Regional Board that the  local ratepayers association have  decided to press for the creation  of a new fire department in the  Halfmoon Bay-Redrooffs area.  The association has asked the  Regional Board to attend a meeting at the Welcome Beach Hall  to discuss the issue. The date will  be set at the next regular board  meeting'which is to be held at  Halfmoon Bay on March 29.  * by D.J. HAUKA  As we were playing records  in the radio room, Scott Verrachia  decided to play. Austin Roberts  'Rocky'.     ...  It'll skip, you see.' lie said.  Said I 'then why play h?'  'I have an ad lib,' replied Scott.  Sure enough it skipped. Immediately Scott turned the record  off and said into the microphone:  'Due to technical reasons, we  cannot bring you the rest of  'Rocky', but instead will you  please join with me in a minute  of silence for our gym floor?'  For 60 seconds the school was  . silent.  The cheerleaders have a new  way to sell milk. Instead of using  the ordinary table, they now use  the bar the grads used. Of course  they had to divest it of bar rags.  (The rags left on it after the dance  .will probably never rot). But  other than a few hundred scuff  marks, cigarette bums and dried  coke, the school is back to normal  after the excitement of the home-  : coming. The gym should be back  in shape if it is revarnished  during the spring break.  Speaking of spring break  ; that's why there won't be a  column by yours truly next week.  While you are reading this I  will be'enjoying this hard earned  break by working at one of our  local food stores.  ' There must be a conspiracy  between the. Department of  Education and the Department  of Labour. I mean, idle hands  are the devils playthings phil-  osphy died a. while ago, surely?  School kids never rebel or anything, it's out of style. You would .  think students would have more  important things to do!  Elphinstone wul never be quite  the same after this school term  is over. A lot of teachers will  be going to Sechelt or elsewhere  and we will certainly miss them.  The problem'(if there is a problem) is that some teachers who  want to go to Sechelt can't  and some who don't want to  might have to. I explained Mr.  Pope's dilemma last week. So  my regular readers (if I have any)  will understand.  I was unlucky enough to walk*  into a discussion about corporal  punishment (the strap, not the  rope), between Mr. Montgomery,  Mr. Richardson and Mr. Matthews. It seems that Mr. M  groping for words found me a  convenient model.  'Like I say, I don't mind this!'  he said, and gave me a mock blow  to the chin, 'or this*, he said,  a mock slap.to the face, 'How  about this?' Mr. R said, landing  a fake slug in the gut. After  running the gauntlet and escaping I sat down to think. Should  I print the story or would some'  humourless ones think they were  serious ' and call .them child  beaters? On. the other hand,  the reading public' knows Mr.  Montgomery and the others have  a sense of humour, they're not  stupid. On the other hand, remember the misunderstanding  ofthe article-on the gym? On the  other hand...Running out of  hands  I  decided  I'd  write   it.  After all we're not barbarians  and everyone will know they  were, just kidding. Okay gentlemen?  But it set me to thinking.  What if they reinstated corporal  punishment in. the' schools?  So I asked a few friends what they  thought of having capital punishment in the school? (the old slip  of the tongue, 'capital').  It hasn't come to that has it?'  cried one. 'Are they going to  build a scaffold in the courtyard?'  Thus I remain your faithful, if  somewhat dazed reporter.  r���-���-������������������������---j  j Coast News Want Ads 1  ! reach 14,000 readers \  l_-----_._,_._.-_.-_._.---.--.i  Printed Pattern  ..*jv!  Lively Mixers!  . MIX AND GO in these lively  spring toppings! The tunics are  the newest team-mates; the  shirts are great for tucking  into pants, skirts, shorts! Fine  for cotton, rayon, knit.  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David Sommer-  ville will be visiting Sunshine  Coast churches next week.He will  arrive in Gibsons April 6 and will  conduct a Bible study at 7:30 p.m.  at St. Aidan 's in Roberts Creek. -���  The next day, April 7, he will  be conducting Eucharist and  Bible study at St. Bartholomew's  in Gibsons. This will commence at  10 a.m. and a luncheon will follow in the Parish Hall. While in  Gibsons, he will also dedicate the  Reredos, a curtain behind the  altar, made by Cloe Day.  An evening program is arranged for the evening of April 7 at  St. Hilda's Church in Sechelt.  The Archbishop is scheduled to  go to Madeira Park Thursday  morning and will board the ferry  for Saltery Bay at 4:30 p.m.  ','" Everyone is invited to attend  the events.  Fort Garry Horse and was decorated at the Battle of Cambrai.  He also served in the Second  World War at O.T.C., Gordon  Head, near Victoria.  He took an active interest in  the Royal Canadian Legion and  was a charter member of Branch  142. In 1957 he transferred to the  ' Gibsons Branch and in 1970 to the  Whalley branch.  In 1973 he was given a life  membership in the Royal Canadian Legion. Prior to his retirement  in Gibsons he worked for the  Remington Rand company in  Vancouver.  Captain Haig was a distant  cousin of Field Marshall Earl  Haig who founded the Royal Canadian Legion and lady Haig who  founded the Poppy Fund.  He is survived by his wife Irene  a daughter Miriam Harrison, of.  White Rock, one brother, Fergus,  of Vancouver, and two sisters,  Kathleen and Margaret in Eng  land. He is also survived by three  step children, Ken and Kay  Coleridge and Myrtle Crutch-  field, and three grandchildren  and two great-grandchildren.  Sunshine Coast News. March 30,1978  gK��aoe3_oe___ogg-��e5ao__-<_-_-gocgc  ���   SUNSHINE COAST  Music and Drama Festival  Concert -April 10  AWARD WINNERS  See news item on page 8  for details  aooaao----B--g_oo-P-aa-0_ooooO'P-oe  Ronald Frank Haig, formerly of  Soames Point, died recently  in Vancouver..  Inqlia  Students of Gibsons Elementary School attended the  school board meeting last Thursday to show trustees  models which they had built of various Olympic sites.  The students are in a class taught by Roger Douglas and  REFRIGERATOR  In the heart of Sechelt  ��� 17 CU. ft.  ��� Left Hand  Door  ��� Avocado  A Real  "Cool" Buy  '619.95  J & C ELECTRONICS  & APPLIANCES LTD.  885-2568  ���WE SERVICE WHAT WE SELL-  Radio/haeK ��S^  Soon  .'.; ''U.ssu ������ <:!  / . The Sunshine Coast Regional District accepted the report of the Sechelt Vicinity Planning committee at last  Thursday night's meeting and directors admitted they  were disappointed in the turnout at last Sunday's public  meeting in the Sechelt Senior Citizens Hall. The committee felt the hockey game at the arena Had drawn most of  their crowd and that little information had been gained  about the feelings of the local residents.  The meeting was called in order to discuss a "future  plan" for Sechelt. The committee feels it must now "go  back to the drawing board" and attempt to hold a more  representative public meeting some tune in the near  future.  This is Your Life  Horoscope for the next week -  By TRENT VARRO  21   to April 20   LIBRA - Sept. 23 to October 23  WESTEffll DRUG IMIRT  "WE TREAT YOU RIGHT"  ARIES March  .Getting angry and losing your  ���temper sometime next week  wouldn't do you any good whatsoever. If someone angers you,  simmer down a bit, and think, in  terms of common sense.  TAURUS - April 21 to May 21  Social, activities may tend, to  become a little "mixed-up" this  next week. You should be wise to  stay' in the background at any  social engagements  GEMINI -May 22 to June 21  A cold, or minor illness could  cause you to feel very run-down  and depressed for a few days.  Follow your family doctor's advice,'and dori't try pushing too  hard in business matters.  CANCER - June 22: to July 22  The romance department is working overtime on your behalf once  again. There's not a single planet  ��� in the zodiac in poor aspect o your  solar sign.  LEO ��� July 23 to August 23  As long as you don't let your  heart run away with your head  this week, all should work out  very well indeed. An idea may  come to you "from out of the  blue" it might' be worth-while  VIRGO - August 24 to Sept 22  There's a strong possibility that  many Virgo persons may be  leaving one type of business and  starting something new. There's  nothing wrong with this, as long  as you think about it very carefully first.  Life may seem a little dull for  Libra individuals especially over  the coming weekend. Keep your  mind and hands busy working  constructively and you'll chase  away any feeling of gloom.  SCORPIO - Oct. 24 to Nove. 22  A highly romantic and exciting  week  is  indicated  for  Scorpio.  There "may be a temptation to  spend a little more money than  you should, but if you don't go to  extremes it shouldn't upset your  budget too badly.  SAGITTARIUS ��� Nov. 23 - Dec.21  Some impulsive action on your  part right now might not work out  too well,  ��� you're contemplating a chance of some sort, you'd  be away ahead to wait Until next  month. Conditions then will be  more favourable:  CAPRICORN-Dec. 22 to Jan. 20  Astrologically, right now is one of  the better periods in life for those  borri in Capricorn. Every planet is  favouring your sign. This is a  splendid  time  to  expand  your  business interests. .  AQUARIUS - Jan. 21 to Feb.. 18  Special  emphasis  is placed on  social activities this week., By all  rights,   you  should  be  reaping  good gains, ifcyou have learned to  profit from past experience.  PISCES -Feb.  19 to Mar.  20  By aiding others at this time,  you'll   be   aiding  yourself  tremendously. You have learned a  great deal by past experience.  (Copyright 1976 by Trent Varro. All right* reserved.)  MANY MORE UNADVERTISTED SPECIALS  GIBSONS WESTERN DRUG MART  SUNNYCREST PLAZA  __��__-_  886-7213  GIBSONS  _J ^WF,^\^nvrTy^i\t��^i-sfris-ivui-f]iuw,wiim'vim:TtKtTi-ii~r  4  Sunshine Coast News, March 30,1976.  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Early Bird Bingo 7  p.m. Regular at 8 p.m. Starts  Thurs., April 1st. Roberts Creek  Legion HalL  Navy League Cadets meet every  Monday 7-9 p.m., Gibsons Elementary School Gym. R.C.N. Sea  Cadets Conway will meet every  Wednesday 7-9 p.m. at Gibsons  Elementary Gym.  Every Thursday, 7:30 p.m.,  Whitaker House, Sechelt. Introductory lecture Transcendental  Meditation. Tel. 885-3342.  Every Monday night, 8 p.m..  Bingo, New Legion Hall, Gibsons.  LITrOY is coming!  ���  PERSONAL  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  HAIG: March 21, 1976. Ronald  Frank, M.C. in his 87th year;  of 15265 Roper Avenue, White  Rock, B.C. Survived by his loving  wife, Irene; 1 daughter Miriam,  (Mrs. Graham Harrison, White  Rock); 1 brother; Fergus, Vancouver; 3 grandchildren and stepchildren, Ken and Kay Coleridge  and Myrtle Crutchfield. Mr. Haig  served overseas in the First  World War, and at Gordon Head  in Second World War. He was  prominent in the Royal Canadian  Legion being an enthusiastic  member at Gibsons, and recently  Whalley. A memorial service was  held at First United Church,  White Rock, on March 25th. In  Lieu of flowers, donations to  charity of your choice please.  WOOF: William N. of Gibsons,  passed away March 24, 1976 at  Shaughnessy Hospital. Veteran of  First and Second World Wars.  Born 1893 inEngland. Survived  by his loving wife Laura, Gibsons; 2 daughters, Mrs. Doreen  Musgrove, Gibsons and Mrs.  Dorothy MacDonald, Richmond;  1 sister. May, of England; 9  grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Memorial service was held  March 27 in the Boal Chapel,  1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. Cremation. Flowers  gratefully declined. Donations to  Canadian Red Cross would be appreciated. Arrangements through  the Memorial Society of B.C. and  First Memorial Services Ltd.  ��� CARD of THANKS  The Lord Jesus Christ has restored me to health and strength,  using the skill, the dedication and  concern of the doctors and nurses  of St Mary's Hospital, and I wish  to thank Him and them. The  many kindnesses shown me will  be remembered and appreciated.  If one has to be ill, St. Mary's is  a good place to be. A special  thanks to all who sent cards and  letters, and prayed for my recovery.  ���Helge E. Olson.  ��� LOST  Black Lab dog, around Roberts  Creek. Phone 886-2463.  ���FOUND  Keys  at   Post  Office.   Now   at  Coast News.  Set   of   keys   near   Elementary  School. Now at Coast News.  Experienced gardener required.  Phone 886-7638.  Housekeeper needed 2 mornings  a week in Hopkins Landing. Ph.  886-7005.  Pre-school supervisor with certificate needed at Wilson Creek Daycare Centre. Call 885-2721 from  8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  ���WORK WANTED  Light moving and hauling and  handiman work. Phone Norm 886-  9503.  Qualified carpenter available for  framing, rec rooms, additions and  any small jobs. Phone 885-3802.  Is your yard and garden ready for  spring? I will do gardening, landscaping, light hauling. Phone  Terry, 886-7580.  Two high school boys 15 and 16,  will do work of-any kind. Phone  886-9503.  /Local framing crew available now.  Phone 886-7547.  ARGOSHEEN  CARPET CLEANING  T. Sinclair        885-9327  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Oil Stoves  and heaters cleaned and  repaired  Phone Ron Crook, 885-3401  after 5 p.m.  HIGH FUEL COSTS?  Peerless Tree Services Ltd. will  turn your problem trees into  firewood, $18 per cord. We do  danger tree falling, topping, and  limbing too. Expert insured work.  "Know the cost before you start"  Call us 885-2109. Free estimates.  JohnRisbey.  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  FOR SALE (Cont)  EATONS  LAST  WEEK  Kitchen table with removable  leaf and 6 chairs, $50; Panasonic combination AM & FM stereo and record player, $50. Phone  886-9595 after 6.  THE PROVINCE NEWSPAPER  Gibsons Area -  Home Delivery 886-9503  Permanent year round private  wharfs for your waterfront property. Write R. Pfeifer, #304-  5868 Olive Ave., Burnaby, B.C.  28 mm wide angle Vivitar lens.  Call 886-7901 after 6 p.m.  1971 250 Yamaha Enduro.good  condition, $400 o.b.o.Call Paul at  883-2248 days.      .  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Thurs., Fri., Sat.,       April 1,1  SNOW WHITE  AND SEVEN DWARFS  Matinee Sat., 2 p.m.  Sun., Mon., Tues.,     April 4, 5,  THE      WAY      WE      WER   j  Barbra Streisand j  12' fibreglass runabout with trailer and 10hp. motor, $500.5' x 8'  steel storage shed, near new,  $100. Three B-78 x 14 tires  (6.45 x 14) $30. Phone 884-5356.  10 ft. Tripmaster Camper, all  fibreglass, s.c. Girls' shoes, 5;  sweaters; coat 10 - 14; stole;  wigs;electric knife. Ph. 886-2734.  ���73 Honda 750 CB, 12,000 miles,  excellent condition. Ph. 886-9146.  Canada No. 1 Red potatoes, also  some Gems, both untreated. $4 a  50 lb. sack. Phone 886-2778.  '73 Honda 175 sreet bike,8,000  miles electric start, helmet, $460.  Two 23 x 21 propellors, R.H. $40  each. 22 gal. glass lined electric hot water tank, $40. Phone  886-2658.  Marline Model DLL Lyman  Williams, Globe sights, 2 type,  swivels, as new. Remington  model 510, single Target Master,  peep. Sell or trade for old ammo,  weapons, guns, jewellery, gold,,  silver, small antiques. Write or  phone Weatherby, R.R. 1, Sechelt, 885-2463.  (See Fab Shop Ad)  Fridge, 10 cu. ft., AutoDef.  Reg. $379.99 for $299.99  Franklin Fireplace  Reg. $299.99 for $199.99  Tent, 9'x 9'  Reg. $53.99 for $29.99  Lawn Spreader  Reg. $29.99for $15.99  Paint Spray outfit, Vi hp.  Reg: $239.95 for $179.95  2 Shutters  Reg. $13.88 for $9.95  Bath. Cabinet, mirror front  Reg. $79.99for $49.88  SUNNYCREST PLAZA  GIBSONS  9 ft. x 7 ft. steel garage door,  $100. Phone 886-7273.  Pressure pump and tank, complete unit, $125. Phone 886-9566.  Alder wood for sale. Cut, split  and delivered, $15 a truck load.  Phone 886-2497.  Hay for sale, 20 bale lots or  more. Phone 886-2887.  1973 CR250 Honda racing motorcycle. Rebuilt eng. and trans.  $800. Phone 886-7993 or 886-  2761.  1965 Kustom Travel trailer, 16 ft.  Propane fridge and stove, sleeps  4, $1300. Ca-883-9276  GIBSONS LANES  Open Bowling  Fri., 7-11 p.m.  Sat., 2-11 p.m.  Sun.. 2-11 p.m.  ��� CARS, TRUCKS  FOR SALE  '67 Mercury Vi ton pickup, new  motor, excellent shape,. $1400.  Phone 886-9595 after 6p.m.  1970 Datsun 510 sedan, 4 dr., 4  sp��� Only 44,000 miles and 2  extra mounted tires, good condition, $1,000. Phone 885-3412.  1974 Dodge Dart V8, auto. PS, PB  18,000 miles, new tires. $3600.  Phone 884-5356.  Okanagan Camper, folly equipped, sleeps four, fits Toyota or  Datsun truck. Phone 886-2829.  '65 Ford LTD V8, auto, PS, PB,  $500. Phone 886-7392.  '68 Beaumont, custom, PS & PB,  V8, auto., bucket seats, vinyl  roof. Excellent condition. Phone  886-2491 eves.  1970 VW,  $1,000.  Phone  886-  7273.  1972 Grand Torino, PS & PB,  tape deck, radial tires, excellent  condition. $2100. Phone 886-2347  '72 VW, one owner, 40,000 miles,  A-l condition, $1750 firm. Will.  take as part payment washer and  dryer. Phone 885-3605.  1967 Dodge Vi ton, automatic  trans., 318 motor, positrack, $950  or best offer. Phone 886-9032.  302 Ford engine, completely rebuilt. Zero miles, $300 without  heads. Phone 886-7993 or 886-  2761.  1970Maverick high performance  302, 4 speed, $1900. Phone 886-  W3 or 886-2761.  k BOATS FOR SALE  MARINE INSURANCE  PROBLEMS?  New insurance advice  Re-insurance advice  Claims settled  Capt. W. Y. Higgs  Marine Surveyor  IBox 339, Gibsons  Phones 886-9546 or 885.9425  29' Lapstrake c/w 40 hp. Gray  Marine engine, $1500. 20' Lapstrake c/w 80 hp. Volvo IB?OB,  $1500. Both boats are sound and  in good running order. Phone  886-2738.  85 hp. Volvo motor, used. Phone  886-2753.  Floathouse, 32 x 18, 1 year old,  completely liveable, insulated,  $3,900. Gov't dock, Gibsons.  Phone 886-2658.  LIVESTOCK  Goats for sale. 2 castrated  Billies, 2 females, 1 pregnant.  Phone 886-2520.  ��� PETS  Cat and Dog boarding  Walkey Kennels, 885-2505  Weimariner pups, purebred, no  papers and all male. Phone 886-  2871.  GUARD DOGS  Protect your premises from break  ins. Lease on 3, 6 or 12 month  basis. Enquiries 885-2505.  ��� WANTED  Propellor, 26 x 16 L.H. Phone  886-2658.  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.  Are you afraid of the new gun  laws. We will buy any legal  guns now at a fair price I  We also buy ammo, any amount.  Phone 885-2463.  ��� ANNOUNCEMENTS  If you are concerned about someone with a drinking problem,  call Al-Anon at 885-9638 or 886-  9193. Meetings St. Aidan's Hall,  Tuesday, 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  ��� BUSINESS  OPPdRTUNiTljES  Taxi operation, Sunshine Coast, 4  licences 'available. "-''- Asking.'  $40,000 including telephones,  office equipment, etc. Address  replies to Box 3048, c/o Coast  News, Gibsons. '^".  ��� FOR RENT  Are you a professional? Then we1  have the office you have been  looking for. Situated in Gibsons  on the Highway with furnished  self-contained suite. Ideal for  Real Estate, Accountant or simi-;  lar. Available May 1. Phone 886-  2833.  One bedroom waterfront suite.  Semi-furnished, $100 month. Suit  pensioner, no pe,ts. Phone 886-  7019.  Suites for rent. Saeside Plaza. No  children, no pets. Phone 886-2309  WATERFRONT COTTAGE  BeautifuKsheltered bay on Gambier Island. 1 bedroom cottage on  22 acres. Moorage, swimming,  fishing. Boat owners only. Phone  922-4471 after 4 p.m.  Maple , Crescent Aprs., 1662  School Road, Gibsons-.; Suites for  rent. Cable vision, parking, close  to schools and shopping. Reasonable rent. Apply Suite 103A.  Double office, Seaside Plaza. For  rent or lease. Phone 886-2309.  Office space for rent, central Gibsons. Phone 885-3547. >  ���WANTED TO RENT  Furnished houses in Gibsons area  March 1, 1976 to October 31, 1976  Contact Paddy Moore, 665-8024.  r  APPRAISER TRAINEES  are required for assessment offices at the following locations: Cranbrook, Sechelt (Sunshine Coast)  and, Williams Lake. Under supervision duties include: doing preliminary inventory for various property assessment appraisals, assisting in maintaining property records dealing with Land Regis:  try transfers, recording of property sales in preparation for sales analysis; maintaining sales  studies and subdivision changes on field maps;  other related duties as assigned. Some travel involved. Applicants will have successfully completed Grade 12 and be enrolled in, or be willing to  enroll in courses and training programs leading to  certification as an accredited appraiser A.A.C.I.  or R.I.(B.C.) Diploma. Clear and valid driver's"  license. Attractive salary and fringe benefit  package.  Competition No. 76-28  Closing Date: April9,1976 !���'���������  Applicants will indicate their area of preference-  Application forms may be obtained from the various assessment offices throughout the province.  Please direct completed application forms to:  Co-ordinator Personnel  B.C. Assessment Authority  1537-Hillside Avenue,  Victoria, B.C.  V8T4Y2  ihiiihiOTiels  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30a.m.���St. John's.  Davis Bay  11:15 a.m.���Gibsons  Office ��� for appointments  Tues���9:30-12:30  Wed. ���12;30-3:30  Fri.���9:30-12:30  886-2333  ��� 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,  folly furnished and decorated.  Carpeted throughout. Separate  . dining room with built in china  cabinet. Two door' frost free  fridge, deluxe range. Washer and  dryer.-i r.  On view at Sunshine Coast  Trailer Park.  Phone 886-9826  '73 Esta Villa 12 x 68, 3 bed-  rooms,,,fridge, stove, drapes included. Phone 886-9048..  12 '������ x 56'-"' two bedroom mobile  home, 3 years old. 8' x 10' heated storageiroom and sundeck attached. Excellent condition. Set  up in mobile home park, Phone  886-7801.  ��� PROPERTY  FOR SALE  Gibsons; close to beach and  storesv Small 2 bedroom cottage.  Oil stove and heater. Good starter  home. $22,500 firm. Phone  886-7559.  Lot, 65 x 194, Langdale, uncleared, serviced. $8,500. -Cash or  terms. Box 262, Nanaimo.  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.  New 3 bedroom house for sale.  Basement. Phone 886-7857.  Roberts Creek. Fully serviced  lots for sale on Marlene Road."  Phone 886-7896 or 886-7700.  Langdale 65x 193, serviced, partially    cleared    potential    view  tot,   8  minute   walk   to   ferry,  culvert in, septic tank approved.  .Phone 886-2797.  Lot for sale - best view in town.  Located in Langdale opposite  school. Ck>se to ferry and other  conveniences. Size 79 x 150,  cleared with water and septic tank  services. Price $14,900 firm. Call  112-435-8421 days or 112-255-  4805 after 5:30 p.m.  ��� ROOM & BOARD  Nice rooms with view over the  ocean, very good meals. Phone  886-9033.  CHARLES ENGLISH LTD.  REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE  APPRAISALS  Gibsons, B.C. 886-2481  PHONE TOU FREE: 687-6445  OUR REPUTATION IS BASED  ON KNOWLEDGE, INTEGRITY  AND SERVICE 7  J.W.Visser     Don Sutherland    ANNEGurney>  885-3300 885-9362 886-2164  George Cooper  886-9344  WARD Alfi  RESERVATIONS  885-2910  BAPTIST CHURCH  Pastor F. Napora  Office 886-2611.   Res.   885-9905  CALVARY - Park Rd., Gibsons  SUNDAYS  Morning Worship 9:30 a.m.  Sunday School 10:45 a.m.  Evening   Fellowship   7:00   p'm.  1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday  Thursday '��� Prayer  and  Bible  Study 7:00 p.m.  ROMAN CATHOLIC SERVICES  Rev. T. Nicholson, Pastor  TIMES OF SUNDAY MASS  7:30 p.m. Sat. eve. at Our Lady  of Lourdes Church on the Sechelt Indian Reserve.  9:00 a.m.  at The Holy Family  Church in Sechelt.  11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church  in Gibsons.  Phone 885-9526  ANGLICAN  Rev. David H. P; Brown  St. Bartholomew's  Morning Service ��� 11:15 a.m.  2nd and 4th Sundays  8:00 a.m. Holy Communion  St. Aldan's  Worship Service 2 p.m.  4th Sunday only  Family Service 11 a.m.  GIBSONSPENTECOSTAL  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  GXADlwiNG-TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School 10:00 a.m.  Worship Service 11:00 a.m.  Revival 7:00 p.m.  Bible Study Wed.. 7:30p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  Services and Sunday School are  held each Sunday at 11:15 a.m. in  St. John's United Church, Davis  Bay.  Wed. Eve. Testimony 7:30 p.m.  AllWeloome  Phone 885-3157or 886-7882  Do yourself a favor  obtain our free  catalogue of  real estate  AGENCIES LTD.  Box 128 ��� Phone:  885-2235  Phone Vancouver 689-5838  (24 HOURS)  Don Hadden   George Townsend   Jim Wood  885-9504 885-3345 885-2571  Jack Warn  886-2681  Peter Smith  885-9463  R. Gathercole  886-2785  Bob Kent  885-9461  NEW ON MARKET  THE ANSWER TO SOMEONE'S DREAM #3580  Beautifully kept home one block from good beaches. Electrically heated, 2 bedrooms, dining room,  large utility and big storage area. -F.P. $17,000  plus $50 per month lease. J. G. Warn, 886-2681.  NEW ON MARKET  Pat Murphy  885-9487  Jack White  .    886-2935  Phone  JACK WARN  888-2681  Recycling group seeks public aid  Thomas Haigh of Peninsula Recycling has made a presentation  to the Regional District's Public  Utilities Committee asking for financing for a recycling organization after his LIP grant runs out in  May. . ,  Haigh stressed that recycling is  the intelligent use of waste /disposal and therefore has as much  right-to public funds as the more  conventional garbage disposal  systems. He also pointed out that  "good land" is being wasted for  dump space and that as  land  values rise this is a practice we  are soon not going to be able to  afford.  Committee Chairman Peter  Hoemberg indicated there may be  some kind of ( compromise possible if the district switches to an  incinerator system but at the  present time it did not appear to  be economically feasible. The  committee promised that the matter would be investigated in relation to the total waste disposal  picture.  ��� In a letter to the Coast News  (See Letters to the Editor) Haigh  stated the cost to the regional  district would be about $2,000 a  month and that though this seems  like a lot of money it must be  realized that the present district  garbage dump and collection budget totals nearly $7,000 a month.  Haigh stated that since the regional district is now considering  ways of spending new provincial  government funds for waste disposal,' recycling should also receive fair consideration.  NOTARY PUBLIC  APPRAISALS  MORTGAGES  SUB-DIVISION  CONSULTATION  REAL ESTATE  KEN CROSBY  886-2098  LORRIE GIRARD  * 886-7760  AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  JONMcRAE  885^3670'  HILLCREST AVENUE: Brand new 3 bdrm. home, lovely vtew, full basement, w/w,carpet, fireplace, carport, etc. EVERYTHING YOU WANT.  LET US SHOW YOU HOW YOU CAN BE THE PROUD OWNER OF THIS  LOVELY HOME!  .'������'������     FULLPRICE.. $53,000  BANK FINANCING '.. ....$39,750  GOVT 2nd MORTGAGE ............ $5,000  YOUR DOWN PAYMENT ��� ONLY ...  $8,250  CHASTER RD.: Older type, nicely  renovated, large view home on 2V2  acres. Potential sub-division property  in fast growing area. Listed at $68,500  OFFERS.  GIBSONS: Lovely 3 bedroom home, |  large L.R., level quiet area, across  from beach.  Well  priced  for only  $45,000.' '.   v'^-i   : -. ;��� :.>���:.:  ' !  i Sunshine Coast News, March 30.1978.  MUN^M^^^B��W_������MM^_������H_���MH__a�����������M������"M^^a^^MMa��"**������������MMM���_MM_��^Ba  5    t"  The staff  The annual Ecumenical Thank- -  offering    Luncheon    was    held  in the Christian Education Centre  of Gibson's United Church  on  Friday, March 26.  Bright spring flowers decorated  the tables as one hundred ladies  and several gentlemen enjoyed  the many varieties of dishes  generously provided by all of  the ladies.  The grace was given by Rev.  Annette Reinhardt.     . (     '  U.C.W. President Ev Vernon  welcomed the guests. Trlere were  representatives from the following churches: Pentecostal,*  Gibsons; St. Bartholemews  Anglican,   '  Gibsons;       Bethel  Baptist, Sechelt; Calvary Baptist,  Gibsons; Robert s Creek United  St. John's United, Davis Bay;  Pentecostal, Pender Harbour;  Holy Family Catholic, Sechelt;  St. Mary's Catholic, Gibsons;  St. 'Aidan's Anglican, Robert s  Creek; Christian Science,Gibsons  Westview United, Powell River;  St. Hilda's Anglican, Sechelt;  Cranberry United, Powell River;  Lady of Lourdes, Sechelt; as well  as giiesfs from St. John's United  in Vancouver; Christian Science,  Peterborough, Ontario; and  Memorial United, St Catherines,  Ontario.  Mrs.  Agnes  Labonte  of  St.  Mary's   Catholic   Church   gave  Vandalism plagues dump  Dick Derby, operator of the  four Sunshine Coast Regional  District garbage dumps at  Gibsons, Sechelt, Trout Lake  and Pender Harbour complained  at Thursday night's board  meeting that vandalism and carelessness are making the maintenance of the garbage dumps  much more expensive than it  would be if some care and consideration was shown by local  citizens.  Derby stated that in some  cases it was necessary to work for  nearly   nine   hours   at   clearing  the garbage from the roads and  banks of the dump. If local  residents dumped only in specified areas Derby estimated  the job could be accomplished  in less than four hours.  Vandalism is also causing  a rise in the maintenance costs,  Over 400 cardboard and metal  no shooting signs have been  destroyed in the past year by  gun damage.  The board agreeded that the  situation was getting out of  control and asked local newspapers to bring the problem to the  public's attention.  CONSULT US FOR ALL  YOUR INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS  MEMBER ��� MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE  YOUR AUTO PLAN CENTRE  Gower Point: South slope. View  Lot. A perfect spot for that retirement home. Power, Phone and  water at property, and just a short  walk to beach. Only $15,000 with  only $5000 down.  Gibsons Rami: Over 4 acres of  Quiet solitude. Hookups for 2 mobile homes. Excellent garden soil.  Don't pass this one by for only.  On parklike Vi acre. 1 mile  from schools and shopping. Attractive 2 bdrm cottage. Convenient step-saver kitchen, 8 x 12  dining room has sliding glass  doors to patio area. Planter-China  cabinet acts as divider between  living and dining room. Large  utility; attached carport. Grounds  nicely  developed.   Asking  only  $27.500ph attractive terms.;,/, ^'.iu?45'000 and _m^J?���,?b!e-  DROP IN AND SEE US "  SEASIDE PLAZA  Norm Peterson ��� 886-2607  Phone 886-2000 ��� GTbsooa, B.C.  E. McMYNN AGENCY  Real Estate & Insurance  Gibsons WFT: Lovely 2 bdrm  home on beautifully landscaped  lot. Full drive with garage. Home  has nice F.P. in large lvgrm.  Electric heat. Asking $65,000.  Roberts Creek: Vt acre lot on  paved road, creek on property,  nicely treed. Only $18,000.  Good view lot in new S.D., i'ac-  ilities. Only $12,500. Sign on, see  at Lower Rd. & Cheryl-Anne.  West Sechelt: New S/D of 8 lots.  Good level property, nicely treed.  Priced from $11.500 - $13,500.  home, large barn, workshop,  garage. Offers to $43,000.   "  Gibsons Pratt Rd.:Nearly one  acre of good soil, 3 bdrm.  irge  Offe  very good buy���:  Lower Gibsons: 2 br. home,  easy access to village. Terrific  buy at $40,000. D.P. $4500.  A  COMPLETE REAL ESTATE  AND INSURANCE SERVICE  CALLUS  TO SELL YOUR HOME   -  ORLAND  RON McS AVANEY 885-3339  J. L. BLACK 886-7316  Phone  886-2248  Box 238 ��� Gibsons B. C.  <Q7  Natural Beauty Products  VARIETY FOODS - 886 2936  the devotional. Her theme  Thankfulness to God was begun  by the singing of the hymn,  'Oh Come Let Us Sing to the  Lord.'  Lorraine Pearl and Mrs.  Julie Boser assisted in the  devotional. Lorraine Pearl spoke  of women's role in this day of  women's liberation, and stressed  that we as women of the western  world have so much freedom  already as compared to some  other countries of the world.  Ev Vernon explained that the  entire offering taken went  towards missionary work at  home and abroad.  Lucille Mueller sang the  beautiful song, 'Prayer from  Hansel and Gretel.  The guest speaker, Vivian  Skinner, was introduced by Ev.  Vernon. Miss Skinner is studying  sociology and psychology at  Simon  Fraser  University.   Last  August with a group of 90 young  people from all across Canada,  she was selected to travel to  Zambia on the Youth Exchange  ,. Program. This was being done  as part of the 50th. Anniversary  of the United Church celebrations.'. ��� ,������''.;���...��������� ,';.:���  Next year youth from Zambia/  Kenya, and several other, countries will be visiting Canada  on the same Youth Exchange  Program.  Miss Skinner took her listeners  over her trip by showing her  many slides of the country of  Zambia as if appeared to her.  She played a tape recording  of the Zambian songs and music  made by their, drums and native  rythm instruments.  She explained that the United  Church of. Zambia is a church  in it s own right, and was begun  about ten years ago after Zambia  gained its freedom from Britain.  In Zambia with the advent of  modern industries, ' the men  have progressed,.;faster than  the women in learning English  and other western ways, while  the women remain at home in the  villages, living as they always  have. The churches; YWCA and  the government are helping  the women to learn to speak  English and to improve their  methods of cooking and general  living conditions.  Miss Skinner displayed articles  of basketry, weaving, wood  carving that she had bought  at one of the local Zambian  bazaars.  Mrs. Gladys Smith of Cranberry United Church; Powell  River thanked Miss Skinner  for her talk and slides, saying  that we all had learned much.  She also thanked the Gibson s  United Church for inviting  all the churches each year to  participate in the Thankoffering  Luncheon.  Sechelt sends committee  back to drawing board  byDOUGSEWELL  Last Sunday afternoon approximately 50 Sechelt residents met  at the local Senior Citizens Hall  to hear a presentation by the Sechelt Vicinity Planning Committee. The meeting was called by  this Regional Board committee in  order to seek public approval for.  one of three plans thay had prepared for the future growth of  the area. After much discussion  this group, in effect, rejected all  three proposals. Why?  The first proposal, the Regional  Town, was a low growth or no  growth option that called for the  establishment of a policy of allowing only those businesses which  ��� directly served the existing population. It also recommended  limiting employment (and therefore population) and confining the  commercial core to its present  limits. Only three people .considered this,proposal worthwhile.  The majority of those present at'  the meeting felt that low growth  meant recession and that this option would only further accentuate the problem of keeping young  people in the community after  graduation. It was generally felt  that it was the least attractive of  the three choices.  The second option was entitled  the   Public   Recreation   Centre  It was a nebulous half-formed  , plan that called for the establishment of a huge provincial park  along   Sechelt   Inlet   and   the  creation  of a  hovercraft   ferry  service from Vancouver. It was  stresses by planner Adrian Stott  that   this   would   not   be   your  usual   'tourist  town'  and   that  it would not be orientated toward  cars,    campers    and    trailers.  It was envisaged instead that  Sechelt would become a supply  and service centre for a large  group  of young  Vancouverites  who would enjoy the opportunity  to hike through a new provincial  park.    The    general    reaction  seemed to be that it was a nice  idea but hardly practical in a day  and age when those who have the  money to support a tourist centre  drive Winnebagos and two boats  and trailers.  Seventeen people  voted   for   this   second   option  but many had reservations.about  the plan's feasibility. This 'med  ium growth' option could turn  out to be a fiasco and the local  citizens were intelligent enough  to realize that.  The third option offered by the  Vicinity Planning Committee  was the Resource Development  Centre. This proposal was a  strange mish-mash of the prov- '  incial park from plan two, a car  orientated tourist industry  and massive gravel mining along  the town's south-east side  that would bring the gravel by  underground conveyor belt  to a scow wharf on the Gulf of  Georgia. The planning committee  assured the meeting that they  would 'never know the mine was  there' and that it would not  signifigantly change the character  of Sechelt. Ten people voted for  this plan, many more would have  if the gravel pit had been removed from the visual chart. This  'high growth' option had the most  general support, had the gravel .  pit not been brought into the  question there is little doubt  it would have won the straw  ballot.  The Sechelt citizens rejected  the Vicinity Planning Committee's proposals because they were  designed to limit business expan  sion in one case, were hot practical in another and in the last case  because they seemed to recommend a heavy industrial growth.  The local citizens told the committee what they wanted and now it  is up to the committee to Imp-'  lement those proposals.  In talking to local people since  last Sunday's meeting I have  heard three further proposals  developed which! believe would:  better represent . the general;  direction Sechelt residents  would like to follow.  The   first   alternate   concept  I will call the 'Retirement Village' ���  proposal.  Sechelt could  derive,  summer boom situation but the  theory is that with enough  promotion and the creation of  enough year round attractions  much of this problem could be  allieviated. The Vicinity Planning  Committee's suggestions regarding the establishment of a provincial park and the Hovercraft  service can easily be incorporated  into this proposal. 7  The third plan that I have  heard suggested is difficult to  label. It accepts the planning  committee's Regional Recreation  Centre option and expands on  it by allowing for an increase in  automobile  orientated   tourism,  a solid regular source of income^Vwhich should; be developed in a  from becoming the service  centre for a regional town option  with a concentrated-advertising  and public relations' campaign  to encourage'1 'Vancouverites  to retire to this. area. Reasonably  priced    condominiums,    mobile,  tasteful manner; (such as no neon  signs or stripped hillsides)  and also incorporates much of  the 'Retirement Village' concept  I have putlmed: above! It combines the best of all plans with  What wealth can compare to  this tea stillness, these walnuts, and slices of orange.  At one time people considered  the earth to be the centre pf the  ��� universe. Mnay still believe that  life is a gift. Life's organic being  consists of a myriad of things  which ought to be consciously examined.  Out physical bodies function  fairly well without a great deal of  implicit knowledge of its many  spheres. We all practice the basics of eating, exercising, breathing, sleeping and thinking.  Through a' friend's knowledge,  the modern: media, and formal  education, we learn to expand our  consciousness about bur physical  self. People are finding the natural .way of eating and finding that  it has many benefits.  Before the turn of the century  even paupers generally ate well.  Their grains were whole, earth  foods grown without fertilizers  and poisonous chemicals and processing was hardly practised. To:  day, one must shudder at the incidence of nutrition-related medical  problems which could be lessened  if we would just open our eyes to  some of the food facts of life.  About 25 years ago one of the  leading nutritionists in North America coined the term "Empty  calorie foods." This describes  foods that have been processed to  SCRD tables  Parksville  request  The Sunshine Coast Regional  District tabled indefinitely a letter from Parksville council asking for consideration and endorsement of a recommendation  that English be adopted as. the  official language of B .C.  This controversial letter has  been sent to all region��� boards,  villages and municipalities by the  Parksville council. A few areas  have given the letter their support  but the SCRD believed it would  serve no useful purpose. ���  Both Gibsons and Sechelt coun-  by DONNA GAUDN  such a great degree that they end  up being devoid of their original  content of vitamins and minerals.  We all recognize common junk  foods. But even beyond the common junk foods, many of our  staple foods are finding their nutrients bound to nasty inorganic  residues which were not meant to  be part of the physical functioning  of the body.  ��� It'is unfortunate that food supplements are becoming such a big  business. We have brought it  upon ourselves.  Donna Gaulin is a registered  dietician who wiD be writing a  weekly column on foods and nutrition.  '"I Dou9t let  i  | feelings be  --��1 injured  Feelings hurt? Have we allowed another's acts or remarks  to hurt us? When thought is free  from self we are not easily hurt  but we see above and beyond  whatever might have seemed injurious.  An old proverb says, "He that  is slow to anger is better than the  mighty" and in the Christian  Science writings of Mary Baker  Eddy, she says, The mental arrow  shot from another's bow is practically harmless, unless our own  thought barbs it. And she continues to tell us that we can be  "determined not to be offended  when no harm is meant, nor even  when it is, unless the offence be  against God."  Can  FBDB help  you?  Financial assistance  Management counselling  Management training  Information on government  programs for businer >  On Wednesday, April 7th  one off our representatives will be at  Bella Beach Motel,  Sechelt. Tel: 885-9561  II you require financing to start, modernize or  expand your business and are unable to  obtain it elsewhere on reasonable terms and  conditions or if you are interested in the  FBDB management services of counselling     t  and training or wish information on  government programs available for your  business, talk to our representative.  proposal:  few of their basic faults    home^ sites "'Gaud* govenmi^n^^v��,,:/The  people _of  tlte^ifehjel^  pits and poorly designed tourist  facilities,- hot to the growth of the  area or the expansion of business.  They know what they want and  it can only be hoped that the.  Regional    Board    will     listen.  sponsored housmgptx��jects would-be the key to drawing them to this;;  area. The development of parks,  entertainment  and^jrecreational 7  facilities for these Senior Citizens  would  be   the "prime  function ;  of the local  governments.  The'  advantages are'-".a low. growth?''"  option with a sound economic  base that will preserve the quiet  town atmosphere. The disadvantages are that there would be a;,  danger that young people would  not feel comftorable in the town  and that the hospital and other.,  social    services    would    soon;  become inadequate.  The second proposal which I  shall call the 'Tourist Centre',  allows for the opening up of the..  car orientated tourist trade by  encouraging the building of  tourist attractions, resorts'  and marinas. This plan is just  an enlargement of the present  WARDAIR  BUSINESS  DEVELOPMENT BANK  TELEPHONE REVENUES UP  . Canadian telephone systems  reported net operating revenue of  $847.0 million in 1975, up 8.3%  from $781.9 million in 1974.  In December, the 13 major telephone companies showed net  operating revenue of $74.9 million, an increase of 34.6% from  December 1974. 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Bentley presented  each of the new members with an  engraved watch and a gold service recognition pin. His son,  P. J. G. (Peter) Bentley, President, was among those honored  this year, bringing the club roster  up to 686 members including  28 women.  Among the 55 honored were  Port Mellon employees Frank  West, Harry Stabner, Jim Water-  house and Ken Gallier.  Frank West joined Howe Sound  Pulp in 1951 as head accountant  and is presently chief accountant  and office manager. He will be  retiring from Canfor at the end of  April.  Harry Stabner worked with the  Sorg Pulp Company prior to its  shut-down in 1949. He rejoined  Howe Sound Pulp Division in  April of 1951 and is presently, a  senior machine tender.  Ken Gallier also worked at Port  Mellon for Sorg Pulp until 1949.  He returned to Howe Sound Pulp  in April 1951 as a lift truck driver.  He became shipping foreman in  1964 and a year later became  shipping and materials handling  superintendent, the position he  now holds.  Jim Waterhouse worked for the  Sorg Pulp Company and rejoined .  Howe Sound Pulp in 1951 as a  carpenter's helper. He has progressed through the ranks and is  presently a leadhand carpenter.  liiilSiiiliiiillii:  JIM WATERHOUSE, right, was one of  four Howe Sound Pulp employees re-  cently welcomed into the 25 Year Club  by L. L. G. Bentley, vice-chairman of  the Canfor Group of companies.  Sak  maw sez  Centenarian passes  NOTES FROM PENDER HARBOUR SECONDARY  by ROBIN RANGIER  Spring has sprung, or has it?  It makes me wonder with the mixture we had the other day, sun,  rain, sleet and a few strong gusts  of wind thrown in for good measure.  Speaking of crummy weather, I  hope the Camerons have some  good weather on their coming  trip to England, Scotland, Wales  and Ireland. In Ireland they will  be staying at their grandfather's.  Sheila Scoular will be accompanying them on the trip. Bon voyagel  Weather, bad or good, had no  effect on the students' appetite as  thay managed to eat a huge stack  of doughnuts prepared by the culinary wizards of the Grad club.  The sale was a success as the club  made a small profit.  Ah, yes, speaking of profit, the  school received six new typewriters, much to the delight of Miss  McKim, our commerce teacher,  amd the typing classes.  About 75% of the seniors are  anxiously awaiting the results of  their first aid tests, as a failure  could mean the loss of$5. to the  student.  The home economics class  practiced cake decorating and  soon after sold the remains to the  students, as a fair profit.  At the time of this writing, we  all have great expectations of tomorrow's "Greaser Day". An unusual amount of Brylcream and  tinted sunglasses have been sold  around town. I hope to see everybody all slicked up for this  occasion. Here is the thought of  the week: A maple is a nut that  held its ground.  A former Gibsons resident,  Mrs. Mary Ross Allan Crick,  died March 15 in the Vancouver  General Hospital. She was 100  years old.  Mrs. Crick and her husband  Percy who predeceased her in  1934, came to Gibsons in 1912  and purchased eight acres bounded by Winn, Abbs, and 'Fletcher  Roads. They built a house there  now owned by Jack Clement.  In 1972 Mrs. Crick left for Vancouver after 60 years of watching  Gibsons grow from cow trails to  paved roads. Most of her early  friends passed on before her but  she also left a host of new friends  who miss seeing her work in her  Hydro worried about 'metal kites'  * Metallic materials are being  introduced in the construction of  some types of kites making them  more dangerous than ever if they  come in contact with powerlines,  warns E. Hensch, District Manager of B.C. Hydro in Sechelt.  7'People flying kites, especially those made with the material  "aluminized mylar", are courting tragedy as well as inviting the  inconvenience of a possible power  failure if the kites touch power-  lines:  "In tests conducted by B.C.  Hydro last year it was proved  without a shadow of doubt that  the aluminized kite could cause a  short circuit accompanied by a  blinding flash and a loud bang  when it came in contact with a  high voltage line," Hensch points  out.  This could be extremely dangerous especially if the kite was  flown with a damp or contaminat-  VON'S CONSTRUCTION  EXPERT FRAMING CREW  886-7420  886-9187  ed cord which would act as an  electrical conductor, he adds.  The warning is also applied to  all types of kites flown near  powerlines.  "It wasn't too long ago that a  Lower Mainland man was fatally  injured, apparently while attempting to free a kite from a  high-voltage line," he cautions.  "Children should never try to  remove a kite from a powerline,  pole or transmission tower,"  Hensch says. "And that goes for  adults as well. Only trained linemen have the experience and  equipment to work near high-  voltage lines in safety.''  Hensch urges kite-flyers to enjoy the sport "by all means but  please observe the following  guidelines:"  ���Fly kites only in open fields or  parks, well away from power-  lines,  transmission towers  and  poles.  ���Use perfectly dry string, never  wire or metallic string.  ���Never try to remove a  kite  should it catch on a powerline,  tower or pole. Release the cord  before it strikes a powerline.  ���Don't use any metal in making  a kite.  ���Don't fly a kite on or near a  road or highway.  ���Never fly a kite in wet or stormy  weather.  ���Have fun ��� but always obey  the safety rules!  crusher  Good banking for good living���after sixty.  If you're sixty years old or better, you should look into Sixty-Plus,  The Royal Bank's new bundle of special banking privileges. Free.  Some of these privileges are:  ���No service charge for chequing, bill payment services, or  traveller's cheques. -  ���A specially designed cheque book that gives you a permanent  copy.  ���A $5 annual discount on a Safe Deposit Box or Safekeeping  Service.  ���A special Bonus Savings Deposit Service with interest linked  to the Consumer Price Index.  ���Special term deposit that pays high interest monthly with  flexible redemption privileges.  So come on in and see me or one of my staff today for all the  details. Or, if you'd prefer, give me a call.  (Canti_ied from Page 1)  permitted. There's the rub.  Or as Ian ' Cattanach says:  i can go to jail if I make noise  out of my own home yet some-  , body who doesn't even live  around here can come and make  noise.'  Can the Cattanachs expect a  future of peaos and quiet?  Ed Johnson, Regional Director representing that area,  said he visited the site and he  didn't think the noise was too  bad. But then he doesn't  have to live with it. However,  he has talked with the owner of  Shoal Developments, Doug  Fraser, and assurances have  been made that the portablr  crushing operations will cease  within- 90 days. Doug Fraser  has confirmed that with this  reporter.  The Cattanachs would like all  that in writing but Director  Johnson says he won't pursue  that because he puts it he has no  reason to believe the operation  will start again after the 90  days.  For quiet's sake, the Cattanach 's    hope    he's    right.  ROYAL BANK  serving  British Columbia  BRITISH COLUMBIA HYDRO  AND POWER AUTHORITY  Invites tenders for Rental of  rubber tired backhoe/front end  loader, all found with operator, on  an as required basis tor Sechelt  Power District for period 1 June  1976to31Mayl977.  Reference No. CQ 5789.  Closing Date: April 22,1976.  Sealed tenders clearly marked as  above-referenced will be received  in room 1056, B.C. Hydro and  Power Authority Building, 970  Burrard St., Vancouver, B.C.  V6Z 1Y3 until 11:00 AM local  time, April 22,1976.  Details may be obtained from the  office of the Purchasing Agent,  10th Floor, 970 Burrard St.,  Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 1Y3,  telephone 683-8711, Local 2577.  garden across from the post  office.  It's been mentioned that although Mrs. Crick was nearly  blind and deaf just prior to her  death, her mind was still as keen  as somebody half her age. She  loved company and she kept a  keen interest in current affairs.  She will be missed by all her  relatives and friends. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Anne  Bell of Vancouver and many  nephews and nieces.  Memorial services for Mrs.  Crick were held March 17 in Vancouver.  attic  Antiques  Lower Village,  Gibsons  improves  service  The Pacific Weather Centre,  which provides forecasts and special weather information for British Columbia, announces an  increase in seasonal service.  With the greatly increased  number of marine weather observations from the Canadian Coastguard lighthouses and vessels of  the B.C. Ferry fleet in B.C. coastal waters, the popular Small Craft  Weather Bulletin will be increased in number and be issued  earlier in the season this year.  Beginning March 2, 1976, an  abbreviated Small Craft Weather  Bulletin will be issued at 4 a.m.  7a.m., noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.,  Pacific Standard Time. On March  28, the full bulletin will be issued  at these times, and the Small  Craft Warning service will  commence in which a Small Craft  Warning is issued if winds are  expected to increase into the  range of 17 to 33 knots over  the waters of Georgia Strait and  /or Juan de Fuca Strait during the  forecast period.  With the change to Daylight  Tune on April 25, the Small Craft  Bulletin will shift to 5 a.m. ,8 a.m.  1p.m., 4p.m., and 7p.m. P.D.T.  New observations sites this  year will be Chrome Island Light-  station at the south end of Den-  man Island, and from the B.C.  Ferries off Hood Point in Howe  Sound, at Halibut Bank justsouth  west of Bowen Island, from mid-  channel between Comox and  Powell River, and from a point approximately two miles east of  Active Pass.  The Small Craft Bulletin will  continue until November 11,1976  Additionally, the Small Craft Bulletin and Marine Forecast are carried on the automatic telephone  service at the Pacific Weather  Centre, call 273-2373.  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Mte Bee'a, Seekb_.  SUNSHINE COAST  REGIONAL DISTRICT  The next regular meeting of the Sunshine Coast  Regional District Board will be held in Electoral  Area"B".  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1976.  7:30 p.m.  WELCOME BEACH COMMUNITY HALL,  REDROOFFSROAD  1 All interested persons are invited to attend.  (Mrs.) A. G. Pressley  Secretary-Treasurer  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS  NOTICE OF  Residents of the following noted  areas are hereby given notice that  water service will be shutdown  on Sunday, April 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  AREAS AFFECTED  Highway 101 from Peninsula Transport Depot  to and including  Bal's Lane School Road  North Road Wyngaert Road  Shaw Road Martin Road  Davis Road North Fletcher Road  O'Shea Road H Merest Road  Abbs Road Grucil Road  Sargent Road  Every effort will be made to keep the  shutdown time to an absolute minimum.  FredHolland,  Works Superintendent Hockey  Sunshine Coast News. March 30.1978.  9   ^   ���  Al Bugote, Right, slides into the boards  behind the Wakefield net but it was probably worth it  because thepUck ended up in the net. Bugote scored the  first Roberts Creek goal in the last game of a semi-final  series played last week. The Creek won the series two  games to one. Other point getters for Roberts Creek were;  Steve Farrell and Sean Van Streppen with two. Kelly:  Bodnarek, Lawrence Jones and Rick McCartie scored for���]  Wakefield. Roberts Creek now meets Gibsons in the finals  starting April 3.  Gibsons Lanes  Gibsons teams win Squamish tournament  by BUD MULCASTER  Our four teams went to Squa-"  mish last Sunday to bowl in the  House Round of the Thomas  Adams National Classified Tournament. Our Ladies teams wound  up third and fourth, and our  Men's teams wound up first and  second.  There were prizes for high triples in each classification and Iris  Harrison and Sandy Lemky took  the high triples for the ladies and  Tom Flieger, Freeman Reynolds,  Tony Hogg and Larry Braun took  the high triples for the men. Out  of the ten prizes for high threes,  our bowlers took six.  Everybody bowled well and  Squamish knew we were there.  The team of Andy Spence, Mel  delos Santos, Tom. Flieger, Vic  Marteddu and Freeman Reynolds-  tww bowlat Chapman's Lanes on  Sunday, April 11 at 12 noon in the  Zone Finals and if they win there  will proceed to the provincial  finals.  In league play, Freeman Reynolds, bowling in the Legion  League kept up his torrid pace  with singles of 365 and 321 and a  triple of 853. Art Holden had a  good night in the Thurs. Mixed  league with a 307 single and an  813 triple. No 300s by the ladies  last week but Linda Brown and  Betty Holland both had triples of  699 in the Wed. Coffee league.  Dianne Fitchell had a high three  for the ladies with. 701 in the Legion league.  Other high scores: .   '  Tom. Coffee: Leslie Bailey 242-  618; Linda Brown 273-693.  GflN��m A: Mavis Stanley 250-  667; Mary Braun 250-671; Vic  Marteddu 232-668; Larry Braun  Ball ft Chain 7:00: Mercy Lovrich 262-649; Ron Qually 288-669.  Ball ft O__9s0(h Paddy Richardson 253-665; Ken Skytte 225-  641; Freeman Reynolds 283-768.  . Thura. Mixed: Linda Brown  238-643; Andy Spence 249-660;  John Solnik 259-660; Art Holden  307-813.  Legion: Carole Skytte 230-658;  Dianne Fitchell 262-701; Gary Fit  chell 235-672; Ken Skytte 261-699  Freeman Reynolds 365-853.  .  YBC Bantams: (2)Cheri Adams  159-303; Darin Macey 181-316;  John Anderson 194-357.  Juniors: Loriann Horsman 244-  500; Gwen McConnell 239-535;  Grant Gill 219-524; Lyle Andreeff  242-576.  swingers: Alice Smith 180-497;  Hugh Inglis 194-541.  ���: After a successful year of exhibition hockey games, the teams in  the Sunshine Coast Minor Hockey  league settled down, for three  weeks of play-offs. In this year's  Peewee final, the Standard Oilers  upset last year's champs, Pender  Harbour Eagles 1-0 in an excellent final game. Dana Dixon  scored the Tone goal with only  minutes remaining to win the  Peninsula Times Peewee trophy.  In. the Bantam final, it was the  Family Mart Aces defeating Kiwanis to win the Sechelt Indian  Band trophy.  However, it was the Midget  tournament that created the most  applause, with the Sechelt Legion  140s and the Canfor Canadians  going down to a final game after  splitting 2-0 and 2-1 wins. In one  of the finest midget games of the -  year, 140s nipped Canfor 2-1 to  capture the Royal Bank Midget  trophy, in this, its first year up  for grabs.  In the Juvenile finals, it was  Uncle Mick's Whitecaps squeaking two one-goal victories, one in  overtime, to upset defending  champion Elson Glass,  To the winners ������ congratulations, and to the losers, good luck  next season and a job well done,  this year.  Staff hired  The school board has approved  the hiring of a new bookkeeper-  accountant. Doreen E. Bailey was  recently selected by an interview  committee. Her initial salary will  be $1075 per month and $1125 per  month after three months probation.  Following is a list of exhibition games organized for April 1  to April 4, wjth visits from Powell River and Tsawwassen teams:  THURSDAY, APRIL 1:  1 - 2;30 p.m. ��� Gibsons vs Sechelt P.W. AUstars.  2:30 - 4 p.m. ��� Gibsons vs Sechelt Bantam AUstars.  4:10 - 6 p.m. Gibsons vs  Sechelt Midget AUstars.  6 - 8 p.m. ��� Uncle Mick's Caps  vs. Juvenile AUstars.  FRIDAY,APRU,2:  11:30 - 1 p.m. ��� Gibsons P.W.  Stars   vs.    Standard    Oilers.  1:10 - 2:45 p.m. ��� Gibsons Bantam   Stars   vs.   Family   Mart  Aces.  3-5 p.m. ��� Sechelt P.W. Stars  vs. Tsawwassen.  5-7 p.m. ��� Gibsons Midget  Stars vs. Legion 140s.  SATURDAY, APRIL 3:  8:45- 10:30a.m. ���-Gibsons P.W.  Stars vs. Tsawwassen.  10:45 - 12:30 p.m. ��� Sechelt  Bantam Stars vs. Powell River.  12:40 - 2:30 p.m. ��� Sechelt Midget Stars vs. Powell River.  2:40 - 4:30 p.m. ��� Sechelt P.W.  Stars vs. Powell River.  4:45 - 7 p.m. ��� Juvenile Stars vs.  Powell River.  SUNDAY, APRIL 4:  8 - 9:15 a.m. ��� P.H. Eagles vs.  Powell River.  9:15 -10;45 a.m. ���Gibsons Bantam Stars vs. PoweU River.  10:45 - 12:30 p.m. Gibsons Midget Stars vs. Powell River.  12:45 - 2:30 p.m. ��� Juvenile  Stars vs. PoweU River.  m*ww+rwm**vm  U_U__d  Curling news  Hangover  League spiel  The Men's Sunday morning  Hangover League held a very successful wind-up bonspiel on  March 21 at the Gibsons Winter  Club. First, in the A event went  to the Clarke rink from Sechelt  when they defeated Al Pajak's  rink, the Winter Club {hanks all  those who participated, and a  special thanks to Dierdre Pearson  and her crew for all that delicious food.  League playoffs begin on April  5 and continue' throughout the  week. Six mixed, two men's.and  two ladies teams will participate.  The mixed bonspiel begins on  Friday, April 2 and continues  throughout the weekend. To date,  there are 25 entries, so it promises to be an exciting spiel  Prizes for the mixed will be on  display in the Winter Club's  "Snowflake Room" on Sunday.  The men's bonspiel is schedul  ed for the foUowing weekend,  April 9 to 11. Presentation of  league trophies wiU be made at  the conclusion of the men's  spiel.  The Winter Club thanks Jim  Metzler who has donated two  rocks to the club which will be  used in case of emergency.  r  Housing   program  Booth presents  Fire  report  Wed. Coffee: WilHe Olson 286-  661; Betty Holland 247-699; Linda Brown 289-699.  OTTAWA ���JackPearsall, member of Parliament for Coast Chilcotin announced last week that  Urban Affairs Minister Barney  Danson advises approval has  been given for changes in the  rules that gov^ the amount of  assistance available under several, housing programs including  the   Assisted   Home-Ownership  Program, the Residential, Rehabilitation Assistance Program and  the Assisted Rental Program.  The new regulations complement amendments made to the  National Housing: Act in DecemberM^if&SmmM^ and  The annual general meeting of  the Sechelt Fire Protection District was -held March 15. Ernie  Booth was-re-elected as Chairman, vice-chairman is R. F. Branca, and elected as trustees were  Wildlife groups discover  practical form of gun control  The joint committee of the Gibsons Wildlife and the Sechelt  Peninsula Rod and Gun Clubs  have arrivedxat a 'practical yet  compatible form" of gun control  regulation which wiU be presented to a special meeting of the  Sunshine Coast Regional Board.  The board agreed to hold meeting in the first part of April and  directors hoped a reasonable  solution could be found so that  they could proceed with their  proposed Shooting By-law #81.  Other correspondence brought  before the board at last Thursday's meeting included a letter  from MLA Don Lockstead and a  submission from the. Capital  Regional District.  ALASKA CRUISE  from  WEEK FROM MAY 23       $^QE  CONTINENTAL TRAVEL  SECHELT  Representing r   ;  Air Canada, C.P. Air, PWA, UA, Western  and  WARDAIR  for many, many years  CALL US fifiC.^Q 1 fl Graduate of  AT  ATC-CPYVR-BS-SPCA  DON'T  JUST  COVER  UP!  ri��\V CALL THE EXPERTS  KEN DeVRIES AND SON LTD.  ���Armstrong  ���Canadian Celanese 886-7112  ���-Crossley-Karastan  ���Harding  ���Hollytex  Resilient Flooring  Armstrong Lino & V.A. Tile  ���G.A.F. Luran  . ���Cushion Floor  In the Sechelt Area call on our Representative  CLARK MILLER - 885-2923  'The letter from the Capital Regional District asked that the  board give it s support to a  Victoria initiated proposal that  would give the regional boards  the ability, in certain circumstances, to bypass the approval  of the Department of Municipal  Affairs now necessary for aU new  by-laws. The proposal will be further discussed at the board's next  meeting.  The lockstead letter informed  the SCRD that the Department of  Lands as a matter of policy is unwilling to exchange properties, as  was earlier requested by the  board, in order to create a new  park at the mouth of Robert's .  Creek. Chairman John McNevin  said he had anticipated this reply  and that an alternate proposal  would be made at the next  meeting.  In another letter the Sunshine  Coast Community Resources  Board asked that the Regional  District take into consideration  the needs of the elderly and the  handicapped when approving  local developments. Directors  agreed they had little legal control over this issue and decided to  forward the Resources Board's  letter to the Chamber of Commerce hoping that organization  would bring this question to the  attention of their members.  Society seeks  new park  The Coast Family Society has  asked the Regional District to  sponsor their request for a Department of Labor summer employment grant to help build the  proposed new playground on District Lot 1506 next to the Sunshine  Coast Golf and Country Club in  Roberts'Creek.  Spokeswoman Stella Mutch explained the project would need  about ten student workers and  when finished would be a great  asset to that part of the district.  The board referred the proposal  to the Recreation Commission for  further study.  the new Federal Housing Action  Program. ������..'������  Assistance under the assisted  home ownership plain is now available to any household of two or  more persons buying a new house  priced within AHOP limits. Previously, the assistance was limited to families with one or more  dependent children.    .  Changes in the assisted rental  program wiU permit Central  Mortgage and Housing to make  loans to the builders of modest  rental housing to bridge the gap  between market rents and the annual costs of operating new rental  projects.  Under the residential rehabilitation assistance program, the  maximum amount of money a  home owner may borrow from  CMHC has been increased from  $5,000 to $10,000. The maximum  amount of grant in the form of  loan forgiveness is increased from  $2,500 to $3,750.  For the first time CMHC will  be able to make moderately,  priced , housing developments  more attractive to municipalities  by providing a $1,000 per unit  grant to cities and towns which  approve medium density housing  within AHOP and Assisted Rental  Program price limits. The regulations define medium density  housing as not more than 45 units  per acre and not less than 10.  Learning  assessed  Education Minister Pat Mc���  Geer has announced plans for a  long-range learning assessment  plan for the province designed to  determine what skiUs students  are learning and how weU they  are learning them. The plan involves action by both the Department of Education and the local  school districts.  "Schools are increasingly being criticized for failing to produce graduates who can read,  write and spell," the minister  said. "Unfortunately we have  no dependable data in British  Columbia to determine whether  this criticism is justified or not."  "I want to know what the real  facts are and these can only be  determined by a properly-administered program of evaluation,' designed to sample skills that young  people need to learn and to. find  out what proportion are in fact  learning them."  C; J. Salahub.  In the annual report presented  at the meeting, Ernie Booth noted  that the 7 fire department responded to- 52 calls during 1975,  some of them minor and some  .described as serious. The chairman noted the department was  called out on six false alarms and  performed 12 rescue missions  during the year. Fifty-two practice training sessions were held  with attendance at the 75 percent level; having in mind the  men away and other activities of  the men, this is an extremely  creditable record, Booth said.  These sessions include work, as  well as maintenance of equipment  and hose, use of equipment,  hoses and nozzles, extinguishers,  use and experience with Scott  smoke packs, testing and flushing  hydrants and a myriad of other  duties.  Booth said that the volunteer  services of the firemen are highly  valued and appreciated.  The report goes on to say that  the position of the Sechelt Fire  Protection District has changed  greatly during the past year. Preparatory actions taken during previous years paved the way for the  expansion anticipated to meet the  requirements of the rapidly growing district. In June of 1975 the  District formally took in the areas  of Bayview and up East Porpoise  Bay to include Tuwanek, this with  the heavy increase in building  units, increased heavily the responsibility placed on the department;  "We must expect and prepare  for a continuing increase,'' the report states.  To cope with the situation the  roster of men in the Department  was increased to 30. Broad insurance coverage for the men was  placed in force last April. Equip-,  ment was added and improved. A  new air compressor was installed,  more Scott air packs were provided, new solid state radio equipment has made communication  between units a sure thing, and  heavy duty fire extinguishers for  each man to carry in his vehicle  were provided.  Two lots in Sechelt were acquired to provide a location for a  new larger fire haH to meet present day standards, which will be a  necessity in the next few years.  Transfer ofownership of the present fire haU property to the Fire  Improvement District was arranged, and action to provide an area  for a sateUite fire station at the  top of Sandy Hook HOI is well  under way. The new pumper  truck, which was ordered last  summer, has just arrived, and it  , will greatly improve fire protection capacity, especially if the department receives calls from, opposite ends of the district/ ���'���:  During the coming years the  department hopes to increase the  insurance coverage for the men,  finalize and regularize agreements with the Indian Band regarding protection of property  from fire in the Indian Reserve,  No. 1, and review the situation  regarding Indian Reserve No. 2.  The school district has agreed to  provide a degree of compensation  for fire protection based on the  number of teaching areas within  the district. Another objective is  to clearly establish the areas of  responsibility regarding hydrants  with the Sunshine Coast Regional  District water division.  AU of this costs a great deal  of money,- the report says. "In  this respect with the information  and figures available the best estimate we have been able to provide is that a tax mill rate somewhere between the 3.024 mills applying last year and 3Vz for this  year is to be expected."  "On behalf of the Fire District  trustees may I thank all who have  been in any way connected with  fire protection in,this area and  trust that your continuing support  wUl be forthcoming," Booth concluded.  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GIBSONS  Phone 886-2421  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  Hopkins Landing Store  IS NOW STOCKED WITH  -FRESH MEAT  -FRESH PRODUCE  -FRESH MILK PRODUCTS  and all you want from a convenience store  at Supermarket Prices  NOW UNDER THE  NEW MANAQEMENTOF  luaar  Dollar  FOODS  KEN'S  Gibsons, B.C.  Normal Hours Mon. - Sat., 9 a.m..-6p.m. Sunday 12 a.m. - 6 p.m. HfTin   <jju 'nnr*rinir"wy im    i   mui   h    n>    ���    \��-  8       Sunshine Coast News, March 30,1976.  Film Society-  Cannes Festival winner limitation' this week  by ALLEN CRANE  A sigh of relief from several  quarters must have greeted  Phantom Of Liberty, the fourth  and final film by Luis Bunuel  all shown on consecutive Wednesdays by the Kwahtahmoss  Society in what to several of our  members constituted saturation  exposure. On the other hand,  there were quite a few members  who thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to view the works  of one director in this manner,  and one of our members from  Madeira Park said that he would  even fly down from Pender  Harbour every week to see films  of the calibre of Phantom Of  Liberty. He further said he was  amazed not to find the cinema  crammed for the unusual films  which the Society screens.  Another saw only the last film and  greatly regretted the fact that he  had missed the others.  Far more accessible comic  relief is provided by this week's  offering, L'Invitation, a swiss  film made in 1973. This was a  universal favourite at the Canadian Federation of Film Societies  Annual General Meeting and  Film Review Weekend in Toronto  last year, and both Keith and I  thoroughly enjoyed this captiv-  atingly entertaining and highly  amusing film which recieved  the Special Jury Prize at Cannes  in 1973 and was nominated for  an Academy Award as Best  Foreign Picture in 1974. Here  is a review of the film taken  from Mosk, Variety, May 16, 1973  Claude Goretta displays an  amiable comedic insight with  deeper digs at Swiss mentality,  in re thrift, hypocrisy, so-called  neutrality, and lip service to law  and order and army.  It deals with a group of white-  collar workers in an insurance  office. One, a soft-spoken,  nature loving bachelor, loses his  mother and is given some months  off. Then he invites the office to a  party at his new home, an imposing country house with a big  lawn. They all come, drink, cavort  and their characters all come to a  head in a series of incidents  not to forget such outside pressures as a thief on the run. Goretta has a way of blocking them out  with verve, keeping it visually  right and avoiding stereotypes.  It does not force things or  strive to be deep, which removes  portentousness and keeps  this highly entertaining despite  it's familiar people. This could  have it finding it's audiences in  most situations with the   right  placement.  Good production dress also  helps. It is hard to single out anybody as all fit their personages  well. French and Swiss players  make up the homogenous cast.  The office, like the army or  schools, makes up a solid cross-  section of types. The pic is  deceptively simple for it cannily  shows the division in standing,  class and age in this otherwise  charming day in the country  of people who work together.  The liberating force of nature is  also at play.  If you are interested in a  straight forward, thoroughly entertaining and amusing film  which does not lack substance  nor descend to glibness, you  should not miss this splendid  film.  Tickets for the Film Society's  grand benefit dance at the Gibson  Legion next Saturday, April 3  at 9 p.m. are still available from  the Dogwood Cafe, Gibsons,  Whittaker House, Sechelt or from  Joy Graham. Some may still be  available from Joy or Keith before  the screening of Limitation  this Wednesday. Only 200 tickets  will be sold to avoid overcrowd  ing, and admission will be strictly  by ticket only. Two groups will  provide the music: Up the Creek  with Ken Dalgleish, piano &  vocals; Michael Dunn, guitar &  vocals; Hahle Gerow, vocals &  percussion; Phil Knipe, drums;  Daryl Sherman, guitar & vocals;  and Budge Schachte, guitar &  vocals, plus Spice with.Al Marc-  ellus, guitar & vocals; and  Diane Dunsford, vocals violin  and percussion. Silent films will  be screened more or less continuously throughout the dance, and  this promises to be a most enjoyable event.  At Whitaker  Landscapes and florals by Jean  Pylot are featured at Whitaker  House   April   5   to   April   10.  The artist studied at the Vancouver School of Art and later attended extension courses under  Don Jarvis, Joan Balzac and GorT  don Caruso.  Anyone interested in batik  block printing or tie-die is asked  to call Gayle at 886-7540.  Museum hours  Officials of the Gibsons Pioneer  Museum have announced extended hours to be in effect during the  school spring break.  The Museum will be open from  2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 30,  Thursday, April 1 arid Saturday, April 3.     N  r  Bridge tournament to raise  money for field trips  A bridge tournament open to anyone interested in  playing will be held every first and third Wednesday at the  Gibsons Elementary School library. The tournament is  being held to raise money for the grade seven field trip to  Alberta and parts of B .C. to be undertaken in May.  The tournament starts at 7:30 p.m. amd admission is  $1.50 per person for each tournament. Organizers say  players should bring partners if possible but it's not absolutely necessary.  Films  Snow White and friends  come to Gibsons  The multiplane camera, a photographic innovation discovered and developed by technicians at Walt Disney  Studios, first reached a high degree of  perfection in "Snow White and the  Seven Dwarfs," Disney's classic full-  length cartoon.  Introduced as an experiment, the special camera was designed to endow certain animated scenes with a third dimensional quality by photographing the  cartoon characters working within  painted backgrounds on several levels.  It was first used in a. cartoon short,  "The Old Mill" and won itself, amd the  short, separate Academy Awards.  Operated with a gigantic vertical  crane that supports up to seven levels or  planes, each carrying a component part  of the overall background painted in  sections on plate glass, the multiplane  camera shoots down through the scenery capturing the action of the animated characters as they are moved  about within the background planes,  thus achieving the three-dimensional  effect.  The camera is of infinite accuracy.  Each plane may be lighted separately,  moved individually or jointly, closer to  or farther away from the camera lens, or  at different speeds, depending upon the  complexity of the scene to be photographed.  The end result produces a realism  and vitality never before deemed possible in animated motion pictures.  In color by Technicolor, "Snow White  I  \Sunshine Sketches*  WALT DISNEY'S famous Snow White and  the Seven Dwarfs has been re-released and  plays at the Twilight Theatre this week.  and the Seven Dwarfs" is being re-released by Buena Vista.  The film plays at the Twilight Theatre  in Gibsons Thursday, Friday and Satur-  .   day, April 1, 2, and 3 at 8 p.m. with a  Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.  The Toronto Broadcasting Corporation blew it again. Monday  night's Hourglass featured a film  on Gibsons poet Peter Trower.  The film was shot in the backwoods of B.C. last year by another Gibsonite Mike Poole. It  features Pete as the logger-  turned-poet.  Did the CBC PR department  think about getting some press  releases to the local newspapers  to announce the film would be on  .the tube? No. Not a peep out of  them.  And why slot it into Hourglass?  With all the hubbub about Canadian content why wasn't it slotted  into prime time on national TV.f  Surely such a film would have  national appeal and there can't be  any doubt it would be better than  most of the sit-com pap how being  shoved down the viewer's throat.  For those Sunshine Coasters  who missed the program (after  the Academy Awards Monday  night) Pete will be getting a print  of the film and he says that with  the help from local cine enthusiast Allan Crane, it will be shown  at one of the halls here and possibly in the schools.  While on the CBC, there's a  quiet revolution forming which  aims to reform the publicly owned  broadcasting corporation on both  regional and national levels. A  special committee in this province  has been formed ��� Ihe B.C.  Committee for CBC Reform ���  and in a recent letter to Mary-  T OCCIDENTAL LIFE  DEREK EVERARD  P.O. Box 1278  885-3438  Music and Drama schedule  c:: fresh prawns:::  i  i  i  ���  LET US HAVE YOUR ORDERS NOW  IF YOU LIKE FRESH  SALMON  CALL US AFTER APRIL 15  R. EMERSON  886-2490  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  For the information of entrants  and the general public wishing  to attend the Sunshine Coast  Music and Drama Festival, the  festival committee has approved  the following schedule:  April 7  12nooh  Speech arts adjudications begin  at Twilight Theatre.  April 8  at Roberts Creek Community Hall  9 a.m.  Piano   classes   1,2,3,   and   4.  Accordion solos.  10 a.m.  School choirs  1p.m.  Piano classes 5,6,7,and8  Classes   27   to   30   (Canadian  composers)  Classes 14 to 18 (Bach)  Guitar Classes 67 & 68.  Classes 31,32 (years of study)  Classes   22   to   26   (Sonatinas)  Classes 35 to 39 (Piano duets)  *V,  3%*  WORK BOOTS  7p.m.  Classes 9,10 (piano solos)  Gasses 48 to 56 (vocal  solos)  Classes  11 to 13 (piano solos)  Classes 57 to 59 (vocal groups)  April 9  9a.m.  Madiera   v   Park       Elementary  musical.  10 a.m.  Pender Harbour Gym  School Bands classes 80 to 83  Recorder class 79  lp.m.  Instrumental   solos   classes   84  to 87.  Groups Classes 89 and 91  April 10  8p.m.  Concert   at   Elphinstone   Gym  Adjudicators are Sam Payne of  Vancouver for speech arts, Mrs.  Phyllis Schuldt, UBC, piano and  vocal, and Earl Hobson,  Richmond School District, bands and  instrumental.  -"������������������������������|  I  I  I  I  GORILLA - 39  TREADMASTER 28  -36  nAVTAAl fAEII If   DAflTC $7A many other well known makes !  LfHilUli WHULU  DUUId   #U of workboots in stock 15% off i  ' 1  CAMPBELL'S FAMILY SHOES & LEATHER GOODS  885-9345  Cowrie St.  Sechelt  anne West representative Hilary  BuralO-Hall indicated that support for the committee's stand  has been coming from various  parts of the country.  The basic premise of the CBC  reform committee calls for better quality TV programs and  more regional programs.  We hear the Women _ Rally at  the provincial legislature March  22 was a bit of a wash-out. At  least for the representatives from  Mackenzie Riding. According to  one of the members, who would  ^rather   remain   anonymous   on  7|;groundsthat7she;'doesn't really  r73;^vant.-to;-'be, associated with {he  '7 ^eVett^rirwb^of,-' tn^^onienistartea  an argument on front of MLA Don  Lockstead and ;one of them later  stomped out^Since she was the  one presenting the proposals she  had to be coaxed back into the  MLA's office.  v Apparently some of the Mackenzie group's proposals were so  far "out in left field they're not  worth giving serious consideration. One of the proposals demanded more rights for lesbian  women.  On a more practical note,  . Sheila Kltson suggested last week  that tourists and residents be  given the chance to learn more  about local history. Her idea is  to stage informal get-togethers in  the museum for mini-lectures,  discussions, and photograph and  slide shows. It would give tourists  something to do on rainy evenings and it would give us locals  a chance to get a sense of ourselves.  The program could be set up  similar to the naturalist programs  operating in the summer in many  of the natural parks. In fact, long  time Gibsons resident Eileen  Glassford has already hosted a  number of informal history sessions and they were very successful. The Sunshine Coast has a  wealth of history and the advantage here is that there are still  many senior people around who  can tell it to us first hand.  In case you're interested the *  B.C. Federation of Labor, has just  announced that products of the  B.C. Sugar Refinery are no longer  "hot". That means you can now  purchase a bottle of Rogers ���  Golden Syrup without the burning  feeling that you're supporting a  struck company.  Cold is cool, hot is not-. Or if  you're going by Marshall Mc-  Luhan's definitions it's the reverse. Maybe we should find  some new words instead of using  the same ones over and over  again for different meanings.  ���    DEATHS  CAMBOURNE: On March 21,  Eleanor Cambourne, late of  Hopkins Landing, in her 88th.  year. Predeceased by her husband Percy in 1970 and son  Howard in 1917. Survived by  2 brothers, Edward J. Shaw,.  Sechelt, Arthur E. Shaw, Australia; 2 nephews, Albert Shaw,  Australia; Edward Shaw, Kam-  loops; 2 nieces, Eleanor White  and Doreen Matthews, Gibsons. .  Other nieces and nephews in  England. Funeral service Wed.,  Mar. 24 at Harvey Funeral Home,  Gibsons. Cremation.  Photo shows one of the batiks by Gayle   Cierman   shown   at   Whitaker   House  last week.  Books  Gordon Sinclair entertains  by ALEXIS DA VISON  Gordon Sinclair: W_ Gordon  Sinclair Please SK Down by Gordon Sinclair. McLetand and  Stewart limited, H1975. 222 p.  $9.10.  Gordon Sinclair is one of the  best known Canadians in the field  of communications. He has been  a journalist for over 50 years, a  radio broadcaster for over 30  years, and a television personality on CBC-TV's Front Page  Challenge for nearly 20 years .His  varied career and associated experiences and travels have provided ample material for this unusual book.  W_ Gordon Sine*-Please Sit  Down is a collection of warm reminiscences and humorous anecdotes. It adds flesh to the bare  bones of historical fact by showing you the attitudes and activities of the people making history.  In his own words, Gordon Sinclair decided to write this book  because he realized that "I could  still stand and walk and talk  abodt places and people of 60 or  more years earlier. It slowly came  to me that I was, indeed, an -old-  timer with a good memory who  could recall in a loose-leaf sort of  way, the times when $20 was,a  good week's pay and people knew  how to laugh, to live, and to die.  It's all part of a pattern; hence  this collection of memories.''  Sinclair touches briefly on his  early years with the Toronto Star  with Ernest Hemingway and  Morely Callaghan and his transition to radio, and television, in  these pages you will meet Mackenzie King, Mussolini, Theodore '  Roosevelt, Gandhi, the Duke of  Windsor and Richard Halliburton  You will/also briefly meet Betty  Kennedy "(she) is a lady", and  Pierre Burton ��� "a shy true-to-  life Mr. Clean", and Judy La-  Marsh ��� "[she] is the greatest."  But most of all you'll get to see  the man behind the public image  who claims he's not just blunt and  pugnacious as he appears. He's  actually "undersized, timidm  afraid of what people will think  ��� in fact nobody's hero, least of  all his own. Women scare him,  audiences unnerve him; debts  appall him."  Which man is the real Gordon  Sinclair? You be the judge. Regardless of your conclusion, you  will find Will Gordon Sinclair  Please Sit Down enjoyable reading. (Also his earlier book, Will  the Real Gordon Sinclair Please  Stand Up.)  Available at Books and Stationery, Sechelt.'  I SEASIDE POOLS  | Inc. with Seaside Plumbing Ltd.  I 886-7017  Above & Below Ground Pools and Equip't  _.-J  Q��jw. EATONS  > FAB SHOP  Fabulous Fabrics  WE ARE NOW STOCKED WITH A GOOD SUPPLY OF STRETCH  FABRICS WITH NEW SUMMER ITEMS ARRIVING  ALMOST DAILY.  YOU ARE WELCOME  TO COME IN AND BROWSE IN OUR ENLARGED PREMISES  NEXT TO THE ROYAL BANK IN  SUNNYCREST PLAZA - 886-2231  You can save with our Coin-op Drycleaning  by the garment or by the load  J OGRESS'  byDOUGSEWELL  Sunshine Coast News, March 30,1976.  In 1918, as the First World War  drew slowly to a close, British  Columbia was beginning to prepare for the return of the soldiers from .Europe. B.C. haz  changed considerably during the  four years that some of the men  had been gone. An industrial  boom, especially in mining and  logging, had transformed the  quiet towns into growing cities  and the wartime labor shortage  had resulted in a high standard  of living for the men who had  stayed at home.  The provincial government had  made many promises during the  wartime elections and the four  premiers who held office during  this time had all led the young  men to believe that after the  armistice there would be a period  of prosperity and growth in a  'home fit for heroes.' The sold  iers were constantly promised a  standard of living that was far  beyond the means of a young province being forced to curtail primary production as the demand  for war materials was suddenly  removed  .Though this problem  was by no means unique to B.C.,  its citizens somehow felt that the  "great province of British Columbia" should be able to handle  the crisis alone.  In February of 1918 on the eve  of demobilization, the situation  grew worse when the province's  leadership was suddenly vacated  by the death of Premier Harlan  Carey Brewster. Later that month  the Liberal party met to choose  a new leader and "Honest John  Oliver" the "Hayseed from Delta" was given the task of guiding  the province through the difficult  post war years ahead.  At a time when B.C. was slowly  becoming a predominately urban  society, a leader was selected who-  more than any other political figure of the time represented the  stereotype Victorian "Country  Rube." ,.  John Oliver, born in 1856, was  the eldest son of Robert and  Emma Oliver who owned a small  farm in Derbyshire, England.  Oliver's formal education ended '  at the age of 11 when he went to  work driving a donkey cart at the  Coast  A1  i  i  ���  i  i  i  i  i  ���  ���  i  i  i  ���  i  i  ���  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  ORNAMENTAL IRONWORK  CUSTOM oO_" A1CA FIREPLACE  HITCHES OOU%7_D3 SCREENS  Hwy. 101, Gibsons.        Behind Peninsula Transport  local lead mine. When the mine  closed in 1869 he returned to work  on the family farm until his father  made an agreement with the  Duke of Devonshire, the owner of  the mine, to lease the operation  to the Oliver family. The mine  was re-opened but protests from  local farmers later forced the  Duke to revoke the lease. The Olivers found themselves in serious  financial difficulties and it wasn't  until they received ah unexpected  inheritance that they were able to  pack up their possessions and  emigrate to Canada.  The family arrived at their newly purchased farm near Marlborough, Ontario in 1870 and for  the next seven years John was  kept busy helping to build the.  new family farm. After the death  of Emma Oliver in 1875 the family  slowly began to scatter and John,  aged 21, decided to try his luck  in British Columbia. He arrived in  Victoria by way of the U.S. in  1877 and immediately went to  work for the CPR as a survey  worker. By the end of the summer  he had been able to save enough  money to pre-empt 160 acres in  Surrey.  Oliver wasted no time in becoming active in community affairs, serving first as a tax collector, then as alderman, school  trustee and a reeve in Delta. In  1900 he decided to stand for elec-  TIDELINE  PLUMBING AND HEATING CONTRACTORS  RESIDENTIAL ��� COMMERCIAL ���* INDUSTRIAL  COMPLETE NEW PLUMBING AND HEATING SERVICE  ���HOT WA TER HEA TING SYSTEMS  FIRE SPRINKLING SYSTEMS  REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS  MECHANICA LINSTALLA TIONS  SEWER HOOKUPS  ALLWORKDONEBY  Bernie Mulligan  FOR PROMPT SERVICE CALL  886-9414  SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST        rjennis Mulligan  1 _  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  tion to the provincial legislature  as a supporter of the Liberal  leader "Fighting Joe Martin."  Martin and his followers failed to  gain control of the legislature and  it was on the opposition side of  the floor that John Oliver got his  first taste of provincial politics.  Oliver soon proved himself .to  be a worthy opponent of the government of Conservative Premier  James Dunsmuir. Dressed in  cloth cap, heavy tweeds and  square toed boots he stood in  sharp contrast to the top hat,  frock coat image of the lawyers  and bankers who were his colleagues. The people of Delta must  have felt safe with this honest,  ungrammatical farmer representing them, for in the election of  1903 they once again returned  him to Victoria and he continued  to hold the seat until the Conservatives swept all but two seats in  the 48 seat house in the election of 1909.  After the loss of his seat Oliver returned to his farm and once  again served as a school trustee  and a reeve in Delta. In the general election of 1911 Oliver, contested the federal seat of New  Westminster but failed .to win  election. In 1912 he stood once  again for the legislature and suffered an even worse defeat than  in 1909. Oliver was still not discouraged and when the Liberals  returned to power with a solid 36  seat majority in 1916 he was rewarded with the portfolios of Railways and Agriculture.  As Minister of Railways, Oliver was now faced with the task of  handling the Pacific Great Eastern fiasco. The P.G.E. project had  been initiated by the Conservatives inder Richard McBride and  by the time Oliver took over the  railway the funds had been wasted and construction had ceased.  Oliver was "tempted to abandon  Johh Oliver  the project but he eventually decided that too many people had  built their hopes on the government's promises and that since  the railway was there it now must  be supported. Little did he realize  that the "Mad Folly" of the PGE  was not to reach its terminus at  J   COZY CORNER CAMERAS I  CAMERA  AND  DARKRM.  SUPPLIES  886^7822  Beside the Bus Stop in Lower Gibsons  the Peace River until 1958.Shortly  before his death John Oliver was  finally forced to admit that "I  don't know what to do with the  dashed thing. Oliver's "White  Elephant" has plagued B.C. governments ever since.  In his other portfolio, Agriculture, Oliver felt more at home.  He honestly believed that the soldiers returning from the war  would be only too happy to settle  down on their own farms. The  Land Settlement Act was Oliver's  answer to the problem of employing the soldiers who would soon  return from Europe.  In February of 1918 Premier  Brewster died of pneumonia  while returning from a trip to Ottawa. Oliverwas elected leader of~  the Liberal party a few days later  and on March 6, 1918, he took -  office as B.C.'s 18thpremier.  The first years of Oliver's term  as premier proved to be a difficult  time for B.C. The demobilized  soldiers rejected Oliver's attempts to settle them on their own  farms and when the post' war  boom collapsed, Oliver received  much of the blame.  The election of 1920 returned  the Oliver government, largely  because of the vote of the newly  enfranchised women, but with a  significantly reduced majority.  The second term of Oliver's government proved to be a restless  one. Dissension within the Liberal party became a major problem  when Mary Ellen Smith, the first  woman to hold a cabinet position  in the British Commonwealth,  resigned in 1921 and others soon  followed. By 1923 Oliver was  barely in control of the party  machine because of his refusal to  appoint Vancouver members to  the cabinet. The two major accomplishments of this period  were the establishment of "John  Oliver's Drug Stores" as the new  government liquor stores were  known and the successful struggle with the federal government  to lower the C.P.R. freight rates;  shortly before settlement the  problem had reached the point of  "Better terms or separation."  The general financial improvements caused by these programs  helped Oliver to keep control of  the party through the hectic election campaign of 1924.  "The 1924 election left Oliver  and the other party leaders all  without seats but when Oliver  won a by-election later that year  he returned to a legislature where  the Liberals were now a minority  government. The new government was forced to pass an increasing amount of social legislation in order to retain power and  as the boom of the late twenties  reached its zenith "the good life  under Honest John" replaced the  criticisms of earlier years. In his  last session of Legislature in 1926  Oliver introduced what he considered to be his greatest piece of  legislation, an old age pensions  act. It is rather appropriate that  the last contribution of this great  legislator should have been so  designed to meet the needs of the  generation and class the Premier  had so long represented.  In 1927 John Oliver's doctors  advised him to enter the Mayo  Clinic for a series of tests and it  was discovered that he was suffering from incurable cancer.  John Duncan MacLean was  named Premier-designate but  Oliver remained officially in  charge until his death on August  17, 1927. He was accorded a full  state funeral and later buried at  Saanich.  John Oliver was a man of the  19th century and proud of it. He  certainly believed in the Victorian ethics of self-help, Christian charity and the moral responsibility of government. His simple '  honesty and lack of intellectual-  ism endeared him to the people  and his "plain common sense" .  shows its value in the fact that  much of his legislation is still in  force today.  INSURANCE  IS PLEASED TO  APPOINT  Peninsula Travel Agency  as Insurance Agent for  Baggage, Medical and Trip Cancellation  Insurance  NOW WHEN YOU TRAVEL  FEEL FREE FROM ALL PROBLEMS  THROUGH YOUR ONE STOP  BOOKING CENTRE  Peninsula Travel Agency  Dental Blk.  Gibsons  886-2855  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  ��� AUTOMOTIVE  SERVICES  NEED TIRES?  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on  Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  Automotive-Parts  Sales and Service  ���Rotor lather service for disc  Brakes and Drum Brakes  ��� Valve and Seat Grinding  ALL MAKES SERVICED  DATSUN SPECIALISTS  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  AL JAMIESON  Gibsons Phone 886-7919  ���BANKS  ROYAL BAIM K  OF CANADA  GIBSONS   Branch-Ph.   886-2201  SECHELT  Branch-Ph.   885-2201  HOURS  , Gibsons.Mon- Thurs.  10a.m.-3p.m.  Fri., 10a.m.-6p.m.  Sechelt: Tues - Thurs.  10a.m.-3 p.m.  Fri., 10a.m. -6p.m.  Sat., 10a.m.-3 p.m.  ��� BUILDING  SUPPLIES  TWIN CREEK  LUMBER  & BUILDING  :     SUPPLIES Ltd.  "��� Everything for your building  Needs  Free Estimates  Phone 886-2291-2  ��� BUILDING  SUPPLIES (Cont)  L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations  Porpoise Bay Road  885-9666, Box 172, Sechelt, B.C.  WINDSOR  PLYWOOD  (THE PLYWOOD PEOPLE)  Construction Plywood  Fancy Panels  Doors, Bifolds, Insulation  Sidings  and all Accessories  Delivery  Highway 101, Gibsons  Phone 886-9221  ��� BULLDOZING  BACKHOE  CUSTOM  BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage  Waterlines, etc.  Ph. 885-2921 Roberts Creek  BOUTIN  BULLDOZING  Clearing ��� Landscaping  Backhoe Work  Phone 886-9824  R.R. 1 Gibsons  FOR YOUR  PRINTING  PHONE 886-2622  ��� CABINET MAKING  m^msmsEJms  OCEANSIDE  FURNITURE  & CABINET SHOP  Hardwood Specialists  Custom   Designed   Furniture  kitchen and Bathroom  Cabinetry  Remodelling  R. BIRKIN  Beach  Ave.,   Roberts   Creek  I Phone 885-3417 I  ��� CONSTRUCTION  GIBSONS  BUILDING SUPPLIES  (1971) LTD.  ALL BUILDING MATERIALS  READY-MIX  CONCRETE-GRAVEL  GENERAL PAINT  Highway 101 - Gibsons  886-2642 886-7833  '   ���  --^i  ��� DISPOSAL  SERVICES  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  . Port Mellon to Ole's.Cove  886-2938 885-9973  When renovating or  spring cleaning   ,  Call us for your disposal needs  Commercial Containers   .  available  ELECTRICIANS  <8ue*t eiectnc ��tt>.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING  & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons,  Roberts Creek  & Madeira Park  885-3133  -   J. McKenzie  Ron Blair, P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd.  P.O. Box 387  Sechelt  VON3A0  ��� ELECTRICIANS (Cont'd,  SIM ELECTRIC Ltd.  Electrical Contractor  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  ��i  BE ELECTRIClnl.  >  Phone 886-7605  Box 860 Gibsons  "POWER   TO   THE   PEOPLE"  ��� HEATING  TEDHUME  SERVICES  Gibsons, B.C. 886-2951  Parts, Service, Installations  Stoves, Furnaces,  Heaters, etc.  Certified Instrument Mechanic  ��� MACHINE SHOP  At the sign of the Chevron  HILL'S  MACHINE SHOP  & Marine Service Ltd  Arc and Acty. Welding  Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating  Automotive - Marine Repair  Marine Ways  Phone 886-7721  Res. 886-9956  ��� MOVING &  STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S  TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage  Complete Packing  Packing Materials for Sale  Member Allied Van Lines  Phone 886-2664 - R.R. 1, Gibsons  ���    NURSERY  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees  Peat Moss &. Fertilizer  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying  Phone 886-2684 <  ��� PAINTING  ABC  GENERAL PAINTING  SPRAY-BRUSH-ROLL  \ Call 886-2512  ��� PAVING  COAST PAVING  PA VING FROM DRIVEWA YS ���  TQHIGHWAYS  Highways, Parking Areas  Driveways, Crushed Gravel  Equipment Rentals  Main Office  Box 95,  Powell River,  485-6118  Branch Office:  Sechelt, Ph; 885-2343  9:30 to 3:30 p.m.  ��� PLUMBING  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING - PIPEFITTING  STEAMFITTING  HOT WA TER HEA TING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  G&E,  PLUMBING  & HEATING  Ltd.  Certified  Plumbers  .    Box 165, Gibsons, B.C.  PHONE 886-7638  New Installations, Renovations  Repairs, Hot Water Heating  Pump Repairs  24 HOUR SERVICE  ��� PLUMBING (Cont)  TIDELINE  Plumbing and Heating  Contractors  RESIDENTIAL-COMMERCIAL  FREE ESTIMATES   .'  886-9414  Bernie Mulligan   Denis Mulligan  PENINSULA  PLUMBING  CONTRACTING  Port Mellon - Pender Harbour  Free Estimates  Phone 886-9533  Rick 886-7838 Tom 886-7834  RAY NEWMAN  PLUMBING  SALES & SERVICE  Hot Water Heating  Building and Alterations  Davis Bay Rd., R.R. 1,  Sechelt-Ph. 885-2116  ��� REFRIGERATION  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION &  MAJOR APPLIANCE  SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Used Refrigerators for Sale  .     Phone 886-2231  From 9a.ni. to5:30p.m.  Res. 886-9949  ��� RETAIL STORES  MISS BEE'S  Card and Gift Shop  Wharf Rd., Sechelt  P.O. Box 213        Ph. 885-9066  Coutts-Hallmark Cards &  wrappings, Gifts, Picture  Puzzles; English Bone China  cups, saucers, etc.  Boutique Items  Local Artists' Paintings  ��� RETAIL   /cont'd)  STORES (Uonl Q)  ���T.V.& RADIO  f    &    S  HARDWARE  &  APPLIANCES  Sechelt ��� 885-9713  J &C ELECTRONICS  & APPLIANCES  Charles (Chuck)Stephens  SALES and SERVICE  INGLIS & PHILIPS  MARINE ELECTRONICS  Across from Red & White  Sechelt                             885-2568  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES  NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE  TO ALL MAKES  SEW EASY  Cowrie St.  Sechelt                885-2725  PAJAK  ELECTRONICS  CO. LTD.  RCA & ELECTROHOME  Authorized Dealer  Sales and Service  886-7333                     Gibsons  ��� ROOFING  ��� TRAILER PARK  STANHILSTAD  ROOFING  DUROID, SHAKES  ORREROOFING  R.R. 1, Port Mellon Highway  Gibsons                Phone 886-2923  SUNSHINE COAST  TRAILER PARK  1 Mile West of Gibsons, Hlway  Laundromat  Extra Large Lots  and Recreation area  ��� SURVEYORS  Parklike Setting  Phone 886-9826  ��  ROY8. WAGENAAR  B.C. LAND  .SURVEYORS  CIVIL ENGINEERS  Marine Building - Wharf Street  Box 609, Sechelt, B.C.  885-2332  ��� TRiEE TOPPING  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Marv Volen           Phone 886-9597  Clean   up   your   wooded   areas  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adacent to  ROBERT W.ALLEN  B.C.LAND SURVEYOR  Sechelt Lumber Building  Wharf St., Box 607  Sechelt, B.C.  Office 885-2625       Res. 885-9581  building  ��� TRUCKING  DOUBLE'R'  TRUCKING LTD.  SAND, GRAVEL, FILL  DRAIN ROCK, ETC.  Chaster Rd  Gibsons, B.C.                  886-7109  ��� TV & RADIO (cont)  NEVENS'TV  Service Depot for  PHILIPS���ZENITH  PANASONIC ��� ADMIRAL  FLEETWOOD DEALER  MASTERCHARGE  Phone 886-2280  ��� WELDING  B. MacK WELDING  BRADMacKENZIE  Portable Welding .  886-7222 mfn^fmjjpn^tmnffmsatf  > 'Vitw* JAH"WPW-W  10  Sunshine Coast News. March 30.1976.  Aero Chifo protests new federal  government landing fee  The Elphinstone Aero Club is  joining other flying clubs through  out the province in protesting a  recent Federal Department of  Transport decision to charge a  $2.60 landing fee at all airports.  The fee will be charged each  time a plane lands commencing in  the first week of April.  Herb Clapham, secretary-  treasurer of the local 38 member  flying club said he has personally  protested to MP Jack Pearsall for  the government's decision. He  said at the next meeting the club  would probably launch a formal  protest to Ottawa.  Clapham said that pilots of small  planes already have enough expenses such as engine checks and  fees for yearly radio licences and  that there was no way he could  endorse the additional fee unless it was for the larger airports  such as Vancouver International.  The 100. Mile House Flying  Club, in a strong protest letter to  MP Jack Pearsall, said the fee  would discourage young flyers  "and only the very rich will be  able to afford flying."  The letter states that "already  the little guy is bludgeoned with  direct government costs such as  12 percent federal tax on a gallon  of gas, radio equipment and annual licensing, a VA cent per gallon gasoline concession at all airports, costs for government flight  checks, and airplane inspection."  If the new fee is imposed at the  Wilson Creek airport, operated  jointly by the villages of Gibsons  and Sechelt, it is not known how  or by whom the fees would be collected.  Mobile Homes By-law  gets third reading  Sound Construction  Carpen ter-Contractor  Interior Finishing  \      ���%.  House v Framing  Concrete Form work  Gary Wallinder    886-9976  Box 920       Gibsons \  The Sunshine Coast Regional  District gave third reading to the  controversial Mobile Homes  Bylaw at last Thursday night's  meeting.  Mobile home park operators  spokesman L. Baldwin attended  the meeting and after clarification  of a few points he agreed that the  park operators are now fairly satisfied with the bylaw and no longer feel it will create undue hardship.  Maw  D. A*. DEVLIN, OWNER-MANAGER  *   Serving the Sunshine Coast  Seaview Rd. oo_ ncm Offering all  Gibsons OOO-yoOl Types of Services  INTERVIEWS  FOR ROLES AS EXTRAS  during the coming Beachcombers Season  (April through October)  will be held  MONDAY, APRIL 5  10:00 am -12:00 noon, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  at Molly's Reach in downtown Gibsons  Especially needed: men & women 20-80 years old  Chairman John McNevin said  the bylaw conformed to the specifications that Victoria was now  recommending, except that a proposed 25 feet road buffer zone  had been reduced to approximately 10 feet. He could see no  further difficulties in bringing the  bylaw into effect.  Telephone  expansion costs  $1.3 million  "The continued expansion and  development of telephone services calls for the expenditure of  $1.3 million this year in the Gibsons - Sechelt - Pender Harbour  region," said Brian Bagley,  District Manager for the B.C.  Telephone Company  He said spending in the Sunshine Coast area is part of a  $158 million dollar budget for the  company's Coastal area of operations ��� which covers an area  stretching from the Peninsula to  the international border and eastward to the upper Fraser Valley.  The company will spend a total  in excess of $290 million during  the year for capital works to expand and improve its telecommunications network throughout  British Columbia.  "Here on the Sunshine Coast,"  said Mr. Bagley, "about $235,000  will be spent for work in Gibsons,  $321,000 in Pender Harbour, and  a further $482,000 is earmarked  for a variety of projects in Sechelt."  The projects include additions  to aerial cable to provide more  telephone circuits, central office  switching equipment to increase  calling capacity in the three exchanges, and general building  costs to provide additional space  for future development.  Mr. Bagley noted that in addition to the specific range of capital works planned for this area,  B.C. Tel will spend during the  year a further $255,000 for the  purchase and installation of general customer equipment ��� ranging from new telephones to  switchboards.  Jumbo jet DC-10 flights by Britain's leading  charter airline LAKER AIRWAYS. Friday evening departures. Lots of extra long holidays.  No red tape, just book 30 days ahead for May  nights, 45 days for June and 60 days for all  the rest.  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See us for a complete ABC Schedule.  PENINSULA TRAVEL AGENCY  DENTAL CENTRE. GIBSONS  886-2855 Toll Free: 682-1513  Report from the legislature  by DON LOCKSTEAD, MLA  These are anxious times for the  people of the central coast, particularly the residents of Ocean  Falls, a community that owes its  continued existence to the social  conscience of the previous  government.  Whether or not the new government will demonstrate the  same respect for the integrity of  die community, for the protection  of community life, we do not know  at this time. But we do know that  if the Ocean Falls mill is sold to  private interests, there will be  serious and possibly destructive  changes in the life of Ocean Falls.  While we New Democrats have  recognized that privately-owned  industry has a part to play in the  development of British Columbia,  we have also been forced to view  with some scepticism the approach of private enterprise to  community life. This is why it is  CBC Radio  so important that a New Democratic government was in office  when Crown Zellerbach, in the  name of profitability, decided to  abandon this community. Though  the actions of the government,  the community and many jobs  were saved.  I am hopeful that the Social  Credit government, despite the  often callous and unwise words of  their candidates in the last campaign, will recognize that Ocean  Falls has a right to survive and  that the government has an obligation to make that survival  possible.  As I and other New Democratic  members pointed out at the time  the government took over the  Ocean Falls complex, it is not only  an ithical responsibility of the  province to protect Ocean Falls, it  is also a practical responsibility.  For the social costs of a commu  nity being abandoned far outweigh the cost of keeping the  community alive and well.  Another matter which will be  of interest to residents of Ocean  Falls is the position taken by the  Social Credit government on  coastal shipping. Frankly, I was  amazed at the unbusinesslike  decision of the government (that  boasts of its managerial capability) to sell the ocean-going ferry  the Queen of Surrey. This vessel  was the only bade-up for the  Queen of Prince Rupert which is  already over-employed. If was the  intention of the Ferry Service to  put the Queen of Surrey on the  Kelsey Bay- Prince Rupert run  in the future. It is incredible that  the new Transport Minister, Jack  Davis, should interfere with that  plan now, just to demonstrate his  prudence. I have asked that he  reconsider his decision.  While the Queen of Surrey does  Controversial Crabdance fantasy  this Tuesday night  The highly praised and controversial play by Vancouver playwright Beverly Simons which  premiered in Seattle in 1969 will  be heard on CBC Tuesday night  April 6 at 8:03 p.m. "Crabdance"  takes its name from the violent  mating ritual of the giant Alaskan crab. The story is a fantasy  about Sadie Gordon, a middle  aged widow with two absent  children who engages in a kind of  power struggle with three visiting  salesmen who take on the roles of  son, husband and lover.  This production by Jean Battels  stars Patricia Hamilton in the role  of Sadie, Gordon Pinsent as High-  rise, the fast-talking con man;  John Scott as Mowchuk, the  Ukranian who acts out the role  of Sadie's surrogate son, and  Leslie Yeo as the WASP businessman, Dickens. Peter Mews,'  Frank Parry and Paul Kligman  play three more salesmen in the  final danse macabre.'  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31  Vancouver   Recital  1:J0   p.m.  Elliott   Carter's   Cello   Sonata  played by Ian Hampton, cello,  Robert Rogers, piano.  Quirks and Quito 8:03 p.m.,  Science Magazine, host Dr. David  Suzuki.  Country Road  10:30 p.m. The  Family Brown in concert from  Charlottetown, PEL <  THURSDAY, APRIL 1  Organists in Recital 1:30 p.m.  Bruce Wheatcroft playe Three  Chorales Preludes, Bach; Noel,  D'Aquin Benedictus, Reger.  Themes and Variations 8:03 p.m.  Part 1. Peter Achenkman, cello,  Monica Gaylord, piano in recital.  Part 2. CBC Talent Festival-  Richard Steiiart, trumpet;  Michael Rachlevsky, violin, Rosemary Landry, soprano; Paul Mus-  grave, piano. Music by Hummel,  Glazunoff, Mozart, Prokofieff.  Part 3. Brunswick String Quartet  ��� Quartet in C Beethoven.  Jazz Radio���Canada 10:30 p.m.  Dale Jacobs Trio and Gerry  Hoelke Septet.  FRIDAY, APRIL 2  Between Ourselves 8:03 p.m.  "The Exiles" a documentary on ,  new Canadians by Wilson Ruiz  and Anne Wright-Howard, examines the manner in which refugees who have come to Canada  in the past 20 years were forced to  leave their homeland, why they  chose Canada, and the effects of  living here on their attitudes and  way of life. From the Vietnamese  who came last May back through  the Chileans, Ugandans, Tibetans, Czechs to the Hungarians in  1956.  Starring Teresa Zylis-Gara; Ned  da Casei; John Alexander; Theodore Uppman; Nico Castel.  Music de Chez Nous 7:00 p.m.  Hosts  Pierre Rolland and  Jim  Coward.   Ensemble   dii   Saint-  Laurent in recital. Divertissement  Op 6, Roussel; Fantasie for Wind  Quintet, Papineau-Couture; Concerto for piano and wind quintet,  Riegger; Quintet for piano, wind  and horn, Beethoven; Sextet for  piano, wind and horn, Poulenc.  CBC Stage 8:30 p.m. Dead across  the Street by Hans Werner is set  injthe 60s when drifters and hippies were.meeting and living in  communal houses.  Anthology 10:03 p.m. Nightfall,  a short story by Len Gasparini.  Joseph Conrad assessed by Paul  Bailey.  Music Alive 11:03 p.m. host Eric  McLean music critic of Montreal  Star. Donald Bell, baritone, Linda  Lee Thomas, piano. Songs of Enchantment, CouHhard; Folklore  Canadian style, Richard Johnson.  SUNDAY, APRIL 4  Gflmour's Albums 11:03 a.m. includes Violin Concerto No. i3,  Saint-Saens by Nathan Milstein; -  tenor Micolai Gedda; soprano  Florence Foster Jenkins; Madrid  Symphony Orchestra and Pamplona Choir.  Bush and the Salon 1:03 p.m.  Malcol's Katie an adaptation by  Peter Haworth of Isabella Valancy  Crawford's epic love story in  verse written a hundred years  ago. A tale of love among the early settlers in Canada with music  by Grieg, produced by Don  Mowatt.  NHL Hockey 4:03 p.m. Toronto at  Buffalo.  Royal Canadian Air Farce 7:03  p.m. Comedy.  The Entertainers 7:30 p.m. Canadian performers on their way to  where? The problems and frustrations of some talented people  in the Canadian music industry.  Jim Eaves, Bruce Miller, Down-  child Blues Band.  CBC Playhouse 10:30 p.m. Backdoor Catalyst by William Stark  focuses on woman's attempt to  .come to grips with some of the  archetypal roles.  Recycling the Blues 11:03 p.m.  An uninterrupted hour of rhythm  and blues, an important aspect  of black culture.  MONDAY, APRJX5  Musk of Our People 8:03 p.m.  Ryan's Fancy from St. John's.  The Great Canadian Gold Rush  10:30 p.m. Live concert featuring  B. C. singer Bim recorded at  Notre Dame University, Nelson.  TUESDAY, APRIL 6  CBC Tuesday Night 8:03 p.m.  Crabdance by Beverly Simons ���  a   highly   praised  and   controversial play.  Touch the Earth 10:30 p.m. Profile of singer-song-writer Shirley  Eikhard; cuts from Bob Dylan's  album, Desire. Music and theories on drinking.  not directly effect Ocean Falls, I  believe, this decision is typical of  a kind of "West Vancouver Attitude" towards the ferry system  by the new government. I am  afraid they see shipping ��� as an  entertainment and do not appreciate that for coastal British  Columbians the ferry system is a  . vital transportation link.  This lack of wisdom was  demonstrated again when the  government decided to sell the  Prince George. Instead of providing an important service to the  people of the British Columbia  coast, including Ocean Falls, the  Prince George will become a privately-owned floating restaurant,  berthed in Nanaimo. One can only  express amazement at this kind  of decision.  It is true that we British  Columbians are losing some important assets, like the Prince  George and the Queen of Surrey.  But despair is not the only course.  We must resist this very unsound thinking in the government. New Democratic members  of the Legislature are now joining the fight to prevent the sellout of these important public  assets. We recognize that if the  Social Credit government is allowed easily to abandon the coastal shipping service, it is only a  matter of time before they will  abandon even more important  services. We must not allow this  to happen, and I, as one member  of the Legislature, count on the  support of every resident of the  riding to make this resistance felt.  WANTED  Used furniture or what  have you  Al'S USED FURNITURE  WE BUT BEER  .BOTTLES  Gibsons ��� 886-2812  ERC 402  Can make skiers pop up and  fly. Thunderbolt ignition for  fast getaway. Direct Charge  fuel induction that packs more  power per cube. Jet Prop exhaust for quiet and more efficient running. All this and fuel  economy too. Why wait? NOW  IS THE TIME TO SEE THE  MERC 402.  MERCURYLAND  885-9626  Cowrie St.  Sechelt  Sug.  Ret.  Our  Price  4513  '1461  MERC 402  r.  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