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 Provincial Library,  Victoria* B�� C.  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  Volume 29, Number 22  June-1,1976.  15* per copy  on newsstands  LAST WEEK'S WEATHER  Low        High       - Rain  May 22  9C           14C             nil  May 23  8C          17C     3.0mm  May 24  9C           12C     7.1mm  May 25  6C          13C    11.4mm  May 26  7C          UC   11.2mm  May 27  9C          14C            nil  May 28  5C          13C       Trace  Week's rain  32.7mm              May 87.6mm  1976���645.6mm  residents  Minister reneges on  promise of resident cards  The Sunshine Coast Regional  District has unanimously approved a proposal by Chairman  John McNevin that, if successful,  will take this area's objections to  the recent ferry increases to a full  cabinet meeting. The resolution  followed last Thursday's announcement by Davis that resident cards will not be granted.  At last Thursday's regular  meeting McNevin told the board  that the delegation of mayors and  regional district chairmen, who  met with Davis on May 21 to discuss the increases, had been given no indication that the type  of decision announced last Thursday might be reached. The members of the-delegation left with  the definite impression that a  commuter card system would be  recommended to cabinet and that  all residents would receive a 50%  reduction. Davis', surprise announcement of a system of commuter tickets, available in books  of ten to be used, within one  month, caught all the local representatives by surprise. The new  ticket books will be available only  to residents and are completely  non-transferable.  Gibsons Mayor Larry Labonte  stated Thursday afternoon that  he felt Davis had double-crossed  the delegation and that further  ^steps would now have to be considered.  McNevin has already sent a  telegram to Victoria asking for the  meeting with Premier Bill Bennett and cabinet but as of press  time no answer had .been received.  MLA Don Lockstead also made  clear his displeasure with Davis'  announcement and claimed that  the minister had made no significant changes to the original proposal.  In a further statement last  Monday Davis again upped ,the  ferry revenues by disallowing the  senior citizens rate on weekends.  According to Lockstead this  means that the area is how worse  off than under the original fare  schedule as only about 80 local  residents will be able to take advantage of the commuter ticket  system.  Other protests being planned  include a possible suit by a group  of local citizens, with the help of:  . Village of Gibsons solicitors, that  will attempt to claim that the province has both a legal and moral  responsibility to provide transportation to the nearest major  centre at a reasonable price.  A report on Davis' accusations  against ferry employees in last  week's Coast News has also been  a major topic in the legislature  this week. Last week's story on  the resident discount stated that  Mayor Larry Labonte had told a  press conference after his return  from the meeting that one of  Davis' major concerns in granting  the resident cards was a pilfering  problem at the Horseshoe Bay  ticket, booths. Labonte claimed  that Davis had stated that a serious shortchanging situation was  arising with ferry employees  pocketing the difference between  commuter and tegular fares.  MLA Lockstead asked Davis  about his statement in legislature  last week and Davis flatly denied  the charge. Labonte later pointed .  out that most of the discussion  on this issue had in fact come  from Ferries manager Charles  Gallagher and not directly from  Davis. The union is still very upset about the charges and there is  little doubt that they will be  presented again.  At Thursday night's SCRD  meeting director Peter Hoemberg  though supporting the proposed  cabinet meeting, expressed his  doubts about the possibility of  being able to force the government to back down, as they have.  already revised their stance once  and any further change would ���  have to come after the June 1  price hike.  The local government representatives are, however, in full  agreement on the position that  every possible type of protest will  be considered before accepting  the new rates.  r ..........  ON SUKlDAY 700 kids were riding hard and steering fast at Sunnycrest Plaza in this year's bicycle rodeo  ������*  �� t ; >'  notice  Ferry protest scheduled'for this Sunday  The B.C. Government Employees Union  served 72 hour strike notice on the B.C. Ferries  Management last Saturday, though according to  union officials it is not likely that the workers will  actually walk off the job.  The strike notice was served after talks with  Labor Minister Alan Williams broke down when  the government refused a union proposal to set up  a court of enquiry. The main differences between  the two sides are problems with overtime payments and the laying off of 420 ferry workers.  The government has since backed down and rescinded the order for 200of those originally scheduled for the June 1 layoffs.  The union is not likely; to strike since Labor  Minister Alan Willaims has already informed  them that he intends to legislate them back to  work if necessary. A Monday morning meeting  will discuss the provision of emergency services to  isolated communities.  A Sunday morning ferry protest failed to materialize last week  when only 25 cars and approximately 50 people turned up at the  Langdale terminal. Organizers of  the protest blamed a lack of publicity and the early morning hour  for the poor turnout.  The protest was organized only  24 hours before the set time of  8:00 Sunday morning. It was originally  hoped that the, protest  would carry this area's demands  one step further by boarding the  9:00 a.m. sailing of the Sunshine  Coast Queen'and refusing to disembark at the Horseshoe Bay terminal. SCRD Chairman John Mc-  j^evini who was present as a sym-  "pathetic observer stated that the  idea of the demonstration was to  tie up the ferry service and cause  a corresponding loss in revenue  for the B.C. Ferries which it was  hoped would force Davis to take  ; another look at his resident card  decision.  The demonstration was finally  called off when it was realized  there were not enough protestors'  cars to effectively seal off the 9:00  a.m. sailing. The demonstrators  than adjourned to the Dogwood  Cafe for a breakfast planning  meeting.  The meeting elected an 11 man  \ committee to take charge of a repeat protest scheduled for next  Sunday. The committee will  phone all. residents of the Sunshine Coast'during this weekend  and will hold a protest rally next  Friday night at 8:00 p.m. at the  Roberts Creek Community Hall.  Next Sunday's protest will attempt to board and block off both  Langdale-Horseshoe Bay ferries  ' and keep them from sailing right  ' through the day.  block the ferries.  ~ For further information on next  Sunday's protest come to the Friday night rally at Roberts Creek.  The protest committee will be  meeting throughout the week and  further information will be forthcoming. The protest is scheduled  for 8:00 a.m. Sunday, June 6 at  Langdale. The committee asks  that you bring a lunch and plenty  of friends.,  The election of the committee  and the full week of organizing  time will, according to the members of the committee, give them  plenty of time to make everyone  aware of the demonstration and to  get out enough cars to effectively  Recycling gets funds  Davis Bay residents Want property cleaned up  ) Davis Bay resident Fran Ovens  is sick of looking at her neighbors' messy yard and has decided  -to try doing something to get it  i cleaned up. At last Thursday  night's SCRD meeting Fran presented a sketch of the adjoining  property, leased by a local rental  company and taxi service, then  told the board the recent history  of the property.  In the last few years Fran has  been neighbor to five different  operations, and to make matters  worse, recently the owners of the  property have been discussing  plans to build a drive-in restaurant, a gas station, or an apartment block. .������'������������  When Fran first moved into her  house on Whitaker Road in Davis  Bay, half way between the store  building and Vic's Motel in 1971  the lot to the west of her was still  residential though the resident of  the property at that time was operating a small shake cutting  business out of his backyard.  , It wasn't long however, before  the house was gone and the lot  was filled to make way for a go-  kart track. Fortunately for the  local residents the go-kart track  was short-lived but before their  eardrums could again become accustomed to the silence the track  was ripped up and an old building  on the property was converted  into a cafe. This project also  proved short-lived as no sooner  did the cafe get into full operation before it,was badly damaged  by fire; Again the lot was empty  for a while, then the next business, a trucking office, moved  on to the site. The trucking company's owners however, soon discovered the area was not properly  zoned for their enterprise and  pulled out. Finally the lot was occupied by a rental company and  used as storage and parking  for both the rental outfit and a  local taxi company.  Fran claims that the property  has now deteriorated so far that  she can no longer put up with it.  The next door businesses have  damaged the trees surrounding  the property, knocked down her  fence and piled stacks of lumber,  the old go-kart track and two  wrecked cars around the lot.  When Fran bought her lot in 1971  it was zoned residential then  shortly after she moved to the  area the zoning was abruptly  changed to commercial.  Fran is after some protection  for the local homeowners.' She  feels the value of their property  has declined because the local  businesses and- the property  owners will not keep their lots up  to reasonable standards. She  wants the SCRD to introduce a  bylaw that will force people to  clean up this type of unsightly  mess and to hold noise in a residential zone down to a minimum.  If the recent number of noise  complaints are any indication of  the feeling of most residents this  type of bylaw may not he far  away.  The Thursday night meeting of  the SCRD admitted that there was  very little they could do to correct  the situation at the present time.  They promised to further consider  introducing an Unsightly Premises bylaw and told Fran they would  talk to the property's owners.    .  Peninsula Recycling manager  Tom Haigh was informed last  week that the Sunshine Coast  Regional District has agreed to  supply a portion of the organization's operating budget at least  for the next two months.  Public Utilities Chairman Peter  Hoemberg told last Thursday  night's meeting that the board  had agreed to supply the $444 per  month that Haigh had requested  on the understanding that Haigh  tighten up his .bookkeeping and  report back to the SCRD each  month. The grant will be further  extended for another three  months as long as Haigh shows  some improvement in the way the  organization is being run.  Haigh will now be going back  to the Gibsons and Sechelt councils in an attempt to get their  replies, as soon as possible. The  provincial government will then"  be approached for a further snare  of the costs. Haigh is optimistic  now that the SCRD has given  their approval the worst obstacles  in the way of continuing the operation have been passed.  Nine year old drowns  STANDING amongst a collection of debris Fran Ovens points to the view she now gets  from her living room window.  Raymond George Kellan, age  nine years, acidentally drowned  at Davis Bay on Wednesday,  May 26. Sechelt police report that  ��� Raymond and another youngster  were fishing on the Davis Bay  wharf at approximately 8:30 when  the boy fell from the wharf into  the water. His body was recovered 35 minutes later by a local diver.  An autopsy is currently being  held to look into' the immediate  cause of death. It has been re  ported that Raymond may have  hit his head on an out jutting  beam when he fell.  Raymond Kellan is survived by.'  his parents Ray and Carrie, and ;  grandparents Mr. and MrsT G. A.'.'  Luchene and Mr. and Mrs. Frank  Anderson. I]  A funeral service was held Sun-";  day, May 30 at the Bethel Bap-i.  tist Church in Sechelt. Cremation^  followed. ��� *  In lieu of flowers, donations to  organizations for handicapped  children would be appreciated.  inside  Where to get the cheapest gas? See Page 5  Timberdays results and photos ��� Page 6  Sunshine Sketches tell it the way it is ��� Page 3  L  *  i VtWP^^OP^WMW  1  M^W    ��*������  Sunshine Coast News, June 1, 1976.  Sunshine Coast  Published at Gibsons, B.C., every Tuesday  by Sechelt Peninsula News Ltd.  Ronald B. Cruice, Publisher  Doug Sewell, Editor.  Subscription Rates:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast  British Columbia $6.00 per year; $4.00 for six months.  Canada except B.C: $8.00 per year.  United States and Foreign $10.00 per year.  Phone 886-2622or 886-7817 P.O. Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  Davis must resign  Jack Davis' announcement last Wednesday in regard to the new commuter  rates available on B.C. Ferries must be  included among the great double-crosses  of the 20th century.  Davis successfully stopped the demonstrations and protests by promising  half-fare resident cards, properly controlled by the local authorities in order  to prevent the abuses that have gone on  in the past when they were issued by the  B.C. Ferries management. Then in a sudden about face Davis announced that the  resident cards v/ere not forthcoming and  that a system of commuter tickets which  will be of benefit to only a very small  portion of the population would be issued  in their place.  It would seem that either Mr. Davis  lied to the representatives from this area  when they went to Victoria, or he does not  have sufficient clout in cabinet to get his  recommendations on how to run his own  . department through that cabinet.  Either way he should resign.  The commuter ticket system as it now  stands is of benefit to approximately 80  people' on the whole Sunshine  Coast.  This is such a small percentage of the  34,000 people affected by the new rates  that we may as well forget about the  whole thing.  In addition our representatives were  told at the Victoria meeting that of the  $90 million loss incurred by the ferries in  1974 (the last year for which valid statistics are available) only $3 million of  that loss was a direct result of the Horseshoe Bay- Langdale run. If these figures  are accurate there are many more questions which must be answered. Davis  claims that "users must pay." If so then  why are we faced with the heaviest increases for such a small part of the overall loss?  Our mayors and regional board  chairmen have now asked for a meeting  with the full cabinet. Perhaps they will  be able to convince the cabinet of the  merit of their argument. Apparently Jack  Davis couldn't, if he ever tried.  In the meantime, it is apparent we  must keep up the protests from this end.  The only way you can get anything from  a government that apparently cares more  about the financial statement than the  people, is for the people to make so much  noise that they can't be ignored.  Strike noticie  The B.C. Government Employees  Union gave the B.C. Ferries management  a 72 hour strike notice last Saturday. Unless rapid progress is made in the following two days, this means that by the time  you are reading this editorial the workers  aboard the Sunshine Coast Queen and the  Langdale Queen will be ��� free to take  "legal job action" whenever they so desire.  The only gleam of hope in this otherwise dismal picture is the promise by  Labor Minister Alan Williams that if  necessary the employees will be legislated back to work. For once we are  forced to support a Socred proposal. The  ferry workers have no right to strike when  the effect on the communities of the Sunshine Coast and other areas such as  Bowen and the Gulf Islands will in fact  be complete isolation, especially when  the dispute is mainly centring around  overtime payments and a reduction in  staff which is essential to efficient ferry  operation.     v.-..      -^ ��� ;,.,,���.:,���;���'  If a strike 'is averted there is little  doubt that slowdowns, work to rule campaigns and late sailings will, at least for  the next few months, become part of our  way of life. The ferry workers are afraid  that if they actually take the step of going  out on strike they will be legislated back  under an unfavorable imposed' settlement.  At this point the major question is,  what tactics will the ferry workers adopt?  They may consider it necessary to protest their situation, but if they do, we  hope they will take the public into consideration before reaching a final verdict.  Otherwise they will soon find they have  no support at all.  Protest plans  Those protestors who gathered at  Langdale last Sunday for the proposed  ferry boarding should be congratulated,  if for no other reason than the simple fact  that they were willing to get up at 7  o'clock in the morning and drive to Langdale in an attempt to pressure Victoria  into taking yet another look at the resident rate situation.  The fact that there were not enough  vehicles present to make the plan effective is not important. The group had no  cohesive leadership and the decision to  take the action was only decided upon 24  hours before the protest was to begin.  Under those circumstances it is amazing  enough that 25 cars and approximately 50  people could show up for the set time.  The group that arrived at Langdale  on Sunday morning were perhaps, more  militant than the average Sunshine Coast  citizen, but at the same time they were  unwilling to see the demonstration result in violence unless absolutely neces-.  sary. The committee, appointed at the  session after the protest was cancelled,  appear determined to make their point,  no matter what: The idea of boarding the  ferries and refusing to disembark has  some merit, the loss of revenue for the  ferries will definitely make Davis take notice of the situation. At the same time  however, there are a number of problems  which could bring about a very volatile  situation, the worst part of which is that  those vehicles on the first ferry who are  not part of the protest and wish to leave  at Horseshoe Bay may not be unloaded  due to the protest stoppage between  them and the wharf.  One thing the committee can not do  without is people. The more protestors  available to fill the ferry the safer the situation. Perhaps it is just one of those  times you've got to get out and stand up  for what you believe in. If we back  down in the face of government threats,  next time they will know they can get  away with it.  iiiiiiiiiiiiiH  FIVE YEARS AGO  Sechelt's movie theatre was  completely destroyed by fire.  Port Mellon international unionists rejected a takeover by a  Canadian union.  Roberts Creek Community Hall  cerebrates its 37th birthday.  10YEARSAGO  Gibsons Council extends Marine  Drive to include Franklin Road.  Gibsons plans for an Olympic-  size swimming pod have been  sent to Ottawa.  May rain totalled 2.37 inches.  High temperature was 79, low 34.  15 YEARS AGO  A Gibsons United Church cornerstone laying ceremony will  take place Sunday.  A boat ramp location is sought  by Gibsons Board of Trade.  St. Hilda's Anglican Church,  Sechelt, receives a gift of pews  from St. John's, North Vancouver.  20 YEARS AGO  Ben Lang's drug store opens in  the new Georgian Block, Gibsons.  Len Swanson was forced to  shoot a troublesome bear in Port  Mellon area.  Gibsons Oddfellows Lodge  celebrates its second anniversary.  25 YEARS AGO  Capt. Andrew Johnston starts  building a store on Sechelt's main  street.  Tom Larsen and Reg Godfrey  head working parties clearing  Kinsmen Park.  Gerry Warren aided by Fred  Stenner will run Gibsons new  liquor store.  Ace Nonesuch  by JAMIE IVES  Tell me again the part about how lucky we were to escape  from the wall to wall concrete.  Education Minister Pat McGeer's announcement that the  province of B.C. may be spending  too much money on needless  schooling has received support  from a wide variety of people.  Education in the past years has  been losing the confidence of the  public as a solution for better job  employment. Employment, however, is only one aspect for which  education is designed. It certainly may be true that a carpet layer  does not need to know much  about the sciences, literature, or  world history to be a success at  his job. It is much more advantageous for him to have a feel for  his particular type of work. Therefore, is the money that goes out  for students who do not go to university being wasted?  Critics of the education system  point out that many university  graduates have no practical knowledge of the outside world. Theoretical background, they say, is  not an asset when seeking employment where skill and training  to a specific task is much more  important.  If McGeer's proposal was  adopted the immediate result  ��� would be a sharp increase in the  unemployment rate in the community. Hundreds of young people would be looking for jobs in  an already depressed job market.  A carpet layer may, however,  at times in his life want or be  forced to do something else than  just lay carpets. He may want to  express his discontent over the  recent hike in ferry rates to the  minister concerned. He will probably get a more meaningful  response to his letter of protest if the contents of the letter  are understandable and to the  point. The ability to write clearly  and effectively should never be  underestimated.  Commentary byDouGSEWEu.  Unhappy with slow-downs  . There are a, lot of Sunshine  ,; Coast residents who aren 't. tcKv  ''7b^ppy'withv-me.B7C;;;-F.e^7'v^k-!  ers this week. It seems like they  feel that somehow the dispute between the unionandtheB.C. Ferries management has created a  lot of aggression which is now being vented on those members of  the public who must use the service. Unfortunately they are  right. The strikes are doing  nothing for the workers' cause,  management is happy enough to  see the service disrupted and the  public sympathy beginning to  turn towards the government's  side of the issue.  Organized labor has adopted  some strange tactics for showing  their displeasure with the progress of contract talks. This is all  too apparent especially when taking a look at the long list of pub-  . lie servants and employees of  crown corporations who have taken the decision to strike over the  last few months. The postal workers showed their displeasure with  Bryce Mackasey by bankrupting,  countless small businesses right  across the country and by bringing thousands more to the brink  of destruction. These few hundred militant postal workers were  allowed to cause irreparable  damage to our country just so  they could force the government  to fork over another few dollars a  week.  .  There is something drastically  wrong with any country which  allows one small faction to affect  the livelihood of the other 20 million people who pay their wages.  Canada already has the highest  man hours lost due to strikes in  the world and every year we're  getting further and further ahead,  partially due to our government's  inability to crack down on dissident groups with ridiculously  high wage and benefit demands.  In British Columbia the situation is even worse. We have suffered through strikes by rail workers, hospital employees, ICBC  employees and a number of other  sections of the public servants  category within the last few  months, to say nothing of the  countless strikes in the private  sector. Strangely enough, though  the Socreds have long promised  to legislate public workers back  to their jobs, when it actually gets  "down to it they either back off or  wait until the strike has almost  run its course before ordering  work to again commence. The result is that the unions are never  actually sure whether the government will be willing to bring down  the order and every time a strike  is called a. confrontation involving  threats of intervention becomes  inevitable. Victoria seems to feel  that intervention is a bargaining  tool, not a means of protecting the  public from the adverse effects of  a greedy minority.  The hospital and rail workers  though now technically back on  the job are still creating waves.  Some of the points they are making are quite valid, especially in  the case of the hospital employees, and at the end of the cooling  off period if the situation has not  been resolved they will  again  have the right to take action. If  they do, once again it will be the  public that will suffer, not the  workers or the government. It is  Victoria's job to make sure this,  situation doea not arise, amd if it  does, to be sure that no adverse  effects to our-economy or our  health are allowed to develop because of the union's action. The  unions may have the right to  strike but a duly elected government must have the right to end  that strike.  The situation with the B.C.  Ferry workers must be viewed as  part of this larger question of.  union-government confrontation.  If we are forced to wait two or .  three hours to board the ferry because of union slowdowns, or work  to rule campaigns then'we can  either accept it or exercise our  democratic right and petition the  government to intervene and settle the dispute. The present  course of the union-B.C. Ferries  negotiations would seem to indicate that unless this work to rule  campaign is successful, which is  extremely unlikely, that a full  scale" strike is just around the corner. If the present action had any  chance of success it would be  worthwhile just because it may  avoid the necessity of a full-scale  walkout. However, the most likely  effect will just be a loss of public  support for the workers. If it  comes down to a full-scale strike  this is one thing they cannot afford to do without.  Labor Minister Allan Williams  has promised us that the ferries  will be legislated back if they walk  off the job. I hope for once the  Socreds are willing to stick by  their promises. If they can convince the union they just might  save us a lot of headaches and  economic sorrow.  The public service unions of  this country have few lessons  coming which they should have  learned 30 years ago. Public support is the key to success in any  labor action. When the unions  start considering the welfare of  the people, the people will be a lot  more sympathetic .when the next  strike comes along.  Letters to the Editor  NO MARINAS  Editor: After reading the ar-  , tide in May 11 issue of your paper  by Rob Dykstra, the impact of the  proposed marina development is  starting to hit home.  ,   As a taxpayer and waterfront  property owner which is apparently going to be involved, either  directly or indirectly, I am seriously concerned about my future  livelihood. It would appear from  the article you printed, that the  zoning has been completed, all  development has been halted ���  to put it straight, the squeeze has  been put on all waterfront properties in order that this village will,  in the future, have control of the  harbor area ��� this, is the way I  see it and it's shocking!  Let's look at it another way ���  also as a taxpayer.  I am not a pleasure boater ��� I  find it an expensive recreation so  I choose other forms of recreation, camping, trailering, curling,  etc., and also use a light 14 foot  boat for any boating I do, which  may be launched easily without  the facilities of a marina. I feel  sure there are many other taxpayers in the village of Gibsons that  also have other interests in the  recreational field ��� golfing,  bowling, curling, flying, camping, etc., etc., who have no interest whatsoever in pleasure boating.  I, personally, am one taxpayer  who is not in favor of my tax dollars or any public money being  spent to provide marina facilities for pleasure boaters.  Boating is really no different  than any other recreation. AU  recreations cost money to develop. When the Golf and Country  Club was developed the people  who wanted golf got busy and put  in their money and work and built  their golf course. When the Winter Club people wanted a curling  rink they did the same, using  their money and built it themselves. The same method could  be used to build a skating rink  and the sooner the better.  Surely if pleasure boating people are interested they can start  a yacht club and look after their  own moorage and marina facilities. Or are boaters a special  breed that require the taxpayers  of Gibsons to build them a marina? And in the event it doesn't  pay off, subsidize the expenses of  *  ���*  X  \  i,  operating it? The present government wharf is being subsidized by  $200 per month by the village or  I stand corrected!  I feel that a marina complex of  that magnitude for the Village of  Gibsons to undertake could well  turn into a financial nightmare.  I note that no final cost can be  given at this time, yet plans are  to proceed so it would appear that  cost is not a factor! Nice, when  some one else's money is being  spent. It could also develop into  another Montreal Olympic ^situation.  Let's face facts. Laying out the  plans and drawings and showing  pictures and describing the beauty is air very well. Would $3  million be a conservative estimate  of the cost? Over V* million has  already been spent. I  ' What guarantee is there that  this huge investment is going to  show a suitable return? Why not  use the money to invest in  something with a guaranteed income return and let the pleasure  boaters or private interests get  involved with marinas.  Or better still why not use that  money to the advantage of the  village where it should go ��� to  t  ���  building decent roads and maintaining them, building sidewalks  and street lighting, water lines  and sewers. After all what is  the function of a municipality ���  certainly not going into competitive business ventures ���' using  taxpayers' money and let the rest  of the village go to H ....  This is only one view as a taxpayer. I feel others think in similar terms. I request they stand up  and be counted.  ���DOUGLAS H.SMTTH  Gibsons.  CBCGROUP  Editor: We would like to request your co-operation in contacting individuals who in various  ways are concerned with the nonperformance of the CBC.  We ��� the B.C. Committee for  CBC Reform ��� are a group of  101 concerned citizens, representing the widespread dissatisfaction of viewers and listeners in  this region. In view of the appalling deterioration of the CBC during the past few years we feel it is  imperative that our demands for  B.C. control of programming, for  improved technical facilities and  for renewed standards of quality  Education as taught in the pub-,  lie school system is not usually  designed to be practical training  or provide students with a taste  of the real world. If parents really  want kids to get a feel of the  outside world,,stick them on an  assembly line, start them at age  16 digging ditches or working in a  beauty parlor. The school system  has been working on the assumption that it is a good idea to provide the stimulus and the instruction to students to learn about a  wide variety of subjects and get  ideas about different ways of life  and other areas of the world before they enter the working world..  The1 hope of the 16th century  humanists was that education  would lead to a more perfect  world. Their cherished hopes  were dashed, however, as it soon  became apparent that reigning  monarchs were more concerned  with power than the upgrading of  society.  Although the humanists lost  put in their bid to improve the  world their plan contained a lot of  merit. If a man or woman knows  only one topic or task he really  is a dull individual to be with. He  could be an excellent carpet layer  but one gets tired of listening to  a discussion about the advantages  of indoor-outdoor carpeting after  two or three hours. Chances are  a carpet layer gets tired of carpets  too, but what else does he know,'  having already talked about the7  weather all day to his customers.  A broad background of other subjects and interests usually makes  for a happier individual.  The increasing amount of everyday problems and decisions  that the working man has to daily  meet requires careful consideration and thought. The cost of  taking business forms or tax problems to specialists is becoming increasingly higher. People must  again begin to do more things for  themselves in order to save their  dwindling pay cheque. Education may not give you the specific abilities to solve your particular problem but it usually gets  you started in the right direction.  The effect of education cannot  always be measured in a direct  way. In a certain way it molds  your personality.  Education should not necessarily be a. prerequisite to employment, but more accurately a measure of the individual's ability  to learn. Many persons have done,  well despite a short stay in school:,  Somerset Maugham's character,  the verger, who lost his job be-  cause he could not read, but went  on to become a successful businessman is the classic story of.  achievement despite little educa-.  tion. ;;'-  McGeer's proposal,  if established, would tend to divide the  population of communities into  more sharply defined sections of,  blue collar and white collar work-;  ers.  A society that has always  prided itself on administering to  the needs of the common man  would be unwise to intentionally  create   barriers   between   these  types of working people.  IS IN YOUR HANDS  2  JSi  should be heard. At the moment!"'  it is the Czars of Toronto who);  have the absolute control of what:i  is fed to us on television and-,5  radio. They control the funds,;?  they for the major part decide on?|  the programs, and we, who con-;'  tribute millions in our taxes to the ���;  CBC, have no choice but that of i  changing to another station. Why .:  should we? We are Canadians v  who want to listen and view pro- *  grams for which we have paid I     :.;  But it is clear from our recent^  meeting with Mr. Johnson, the j  President of the CBC, that we s  have little hope of achieving any-; r  thing through this arid channel. '  The only way open to our commit- i|  tee is to ask for the support of 1  all  concerned citizens, so that "1  political pressure can be applied, 7  to change the ways.of entrenched ���  bureaucracy. For this reason, we'.-!  would   request   every   citizen,?  through the kind offices of your 'i,  paper, to write to us at the ad-\  dress below. Voice your objec-;  tions! Join the protest! Speak out  ��� WRITE NOW!" '  The B.C. Committee for.  CBC Reform  6752 Dufferin Avenue,  West Vancouver, B.C.  \ t*\ *-^���nr~^  Each morning (ferries permitting) a huge stack of mail arrives  upon my desk. Each day I hastily  rip open the sealed envelopes,  like a burglar robbing Price  Waterhouse the night before the  Oscar ceremonies, in the vain  hope that something interesting  might result from those numerous  pounds of mutilated trees which  half the world seems to feel that  I can not possibly live without.  Usually I am disappointed.  If all the press releases sent out  to the newspapers of this country  by federal, provincial and private  departments in any single day  were dumped into Howe Sound  I'm sure we could have the  world V first papier mache bridge.  Habitat alone must use up  enough paper to keep J. V. Kline  rubbing his hands with glee.  Now don't get me wrong, I'm  not objecting to the government  keeping the press informed about  local current events, this is a  necessary part of the government-press relationship. It's just  that I'm not all that interested in  the technical justification for artificial insemination of, the Whoopee bird or the names of the 6,074  people who graduated from the  Rosemary Brown School of  Charm. Neither am I all that interested in receiving the latest  official photos of our cabinet ministers and MLAs ��� at the best  of times they are not a picturesque lot.  The federal government is the  worst continuous offender. It  has not yet occurred to them that  a B.C. weekly newspaper might  not be interested in knowing the  name of the newly appointed official manufacturer of army  underwear whose factory is seven  miles off the east coast of Newfoundland, or care too greatly that  Trudeau held a Liberal party rally  two weeks ago at Bushwack,  Saskatchewan. Not only are Ottawa's news releases often slightly irrelevant but by the time they  get around to. addressing that '  Coast News envelope and the post  Sunshine  school  The Sunshine School, currently  operating in portable classrooms  at Gibsons Elementary, and  through the funding of die Association for the Mentally Retarded,  has now received funding through  the Department of Education.  It is hoped that the association wiU mm redirect their funds  and efforts to the creation of a  Sheltered Workshop for students  who graduate from the Sunshine  School.  ��?  office delivers it, the event is  . ancient history. Personally I enjoy  these glimpses into the past but I  imagine there are editors who are  not quite so understanding.  It must also be stressed that  these press releases are not your  standard run of the mill Gestetner  jobs. Most of these reports which  are destined for my waste basket  are printed on high quality bond  paper with huge crests that look  like they're gold engraved. A recent annual report from the provincial Department of Consumer  Services looks like it's handcrafted. Minimum printing cost  would have to be a dollar each. A  Habitat volume entitled "Human  Settlement" would have to be  worth at least three dollars and  so far we've received one each  day for the last three days. These  are not isloated examples, each  of the 30 some odd federal departments and the 18 or so provincial  departments figure we rate at  least one copy of their annual report. Perhaps they just want to  convince us that they actually are  doing something. On top of this  there are countless societies,  crown corporations and large industrial concerns that also seem  to feel that we would be heartbroken if left off their mailing  lists.  The amount of money that is  wasted in supplying the media of  this country with useless reports  and press releases must be incredible, but then again at least  it keeps a few civil servants off  the streets. It is hardly my place  to do these honest workers out of  a job, after aU their efforts are  good for a laugh.  So, tomorrow when another  stack of envelopes lands on my  desk, once again I'll dig in with  vim and vigor in the full knowledge that it is up to me to keep  these thousands of unknown soldiers burning away the overtime  candle on my tax money so that  I can be properly informed, in a  600 page, full color, embossed in  gold manuscript that looks like it  was stolen from some medieval  monk, that my taxes are being  wasted away by an inefficient  bureaucracy.  Now, if we could only get one of  the printing contracts then it  might be a different story.  r  i  i  i  i  i.  The staff of life  Question: Should I be concerned about my fluid intake? I  thought that a rule-of-thumb was  that eight glasses of water per  day will cleanse the body.  Answer: In general, blood pressure can serve as a guide to fluid  intake. You might also consider  the different sort of liquids that  are already part of your daily  habits.  Clear fluids can, indeed, help  to flush the system of wastes.  However, a problem can arise if  there is too much salt. Fluids, are  absorbed back into the system by  the kidney instead of being evacuated, and yet there is still thirst.  Too much blood fluid can increase blood pressure.  This is  called hypertension. Too much  tissue fluid can result in edema or  a soft swelling of the extremities.  . Your need for vitamins also ap-,  pears to be in proportion to-the-  amount you. drink. Alcohol consi-.  derabiy increases the need for B  vitamins. The caffeine in coffee,  tea and cola soft drinks stimulates  the heart beat and increases the  kidney activity causing more of  the B vitamins to be lost.  A lack of potassium allows sodium (from salt, for example) and  water to pass into the cells causing bloating.. Sources of potassium for correct fluid balance are  fruits and vegetables, preferably,  fresh.  by DONNA GAULCS  I  I  I  I  ..I  New school on Chaster Road  , School District No. 46 trustees  voted on Thursday night to go  ahead with the purchase of a site  on Chaster Road for a new elementary school, if the she meets  the approval of the health inspector.  The new school, which the  board hopes wiU he ready for use  in September, 1977, will house  grades one through four. John  Denley, superintendent for the  school district, hopes to establish  the new students at Gibsons Elementary as a group in September,  1976 and then move the pupils as  a unit when the new school is  completed in 1977.  The proposed five acre site on  Chaster  Road is basically flat  ground. George Knack, architect  for the new building, said the  whole site should be suitable for  development, although drainage  might be a problem.  Kindergarten  registration  Parents who are intending to  enrol their children in Kindergarten in September and have  not yet registered them are asked  to do so at the nearest elementary school in their area. Accurate  student counts are needed by the  school district in order to have the  necessary staffing requirements.  COMPLETE  HOME BUILDING  SERVICE  For Fast and Efficient  House Construction  and general contracting  E. C. INGLEHART  CONTRACTING  886-7857  FREE QUOTATIONS BY REQUEST  "Diuretics" or water pills  quickly rid the body of water  pounds which unfortunately are  quickly replaced after stopping  the tablets. Sudden losses of fluid  drain the system particularly of  potassium which can be dangerous.  Wisely decide how to regulate  your fluids. These should be balanced correctly with your diet for  positive health.  Question: Folks seem to be rediscovering herbal teas. Which  ones should I try?  Answer: It is in the planning  and planting of gardens that  many people express their identity with nature.  Nothing can compare with  vegetables and herbs fresh from  the soil. Herbs have, of course,  been traditionally used as re-  freshments-and in the preparation  of medicines.-    '      ��� ,*:.-$?--..���  'A few-common herbs which aid  digestion and generally impart a  'good' feeling are cammomile,  borage, dandelion, balm, mint,  nettle, rosemary, comfrey and angelica. Tisanes or teas made with  these herbs are refreshing and  often helpful in aiding the cure,  of colds and minor aches and  pains.  Question: What is the difference between evaporated milk  and sweetened condensed milk?  Answer: Evaporated milk is  made by removing a little more  than half the water from fresh  whole or skim milk. The only nutritional difference between regular fresh milk is that evaporated  milk has twice the calories and  other nutrients per ounce.  Sweetened condensed milk is  quite a different thing. It is made  by first adding 15% sugar to fresh  whole milk then removing two-  thirds of the water. The resulting  product contains over 40% sugar  and about 120 calories per ounce  compared with evaporated whole  milk at 40 calories per ounce.  Evaporated milk is a better buy  than whole milk. It can be diluted  Alternative  schools  Gibsons and Pender Harbour  could be the location of Alternative Schools in School District  No. 46. The intent of the Alternative Schools is to assist students who have dropped out of  regular classes or who are having  difficulties adjusting to the normal classroom situations. The  chief aim of the schools, said  John Denley, is rehabilitation.  Students taking the program will  be taught basic skills. Career exploration and actual work experience are also to be emphasized.  Denley said that it was his hope  the alternative schools would be  situated close to existing schools  in order to allow interaction with  other students.  The alternative schools are to  be established with the cooperation of the Department of Education, Human Resources and the  Attorney-General's Department.  ��� John Denley is very enthusiastic about the development of the  schools. He feels the present high  level of cooperation between the  three departments will make the  program a great success.  Each school will have one  teaching instructor and a child  counsellor.  Ferry poetry  ByMikeJepson  My God them boys have did it again,  And it's something us peasants don'tlike,.  Just after we got over thatlCBC deal,  They've given the ferry ratesan awful hike.  They remind me of another gang,  Which for years kept people on the run.  The only difference between Jesse James and gang,  They haven't yet used a gun.  I wonder if they are mad at us,  It sure does seem unfair,  I wonder if it would have made a difference  If we had put down in the other square.  Oh well, we will not go under,  We will get by I know,  there will be another election,  We have,three and a half years to go.  As long as we don't lose our memory book,,  And good sense we must keep,  Because as the good Bible tells us,  As you sow, so shall ye reap.  It is no use getting ulcers,  Or to rave and shout,  Them boys were voted in,  And they can be voted out.  And in the meantime we must be cagey,  Just to stay alive;  So I'll let some air out of my camper's tires,  So that the height is under six foot five.  New Sechelt  gravel plant  Pacific Rim Aggregates will officially open its upgraded modern  gravel processing, plant on Porpoise Bay on June 5 at 11:00 a.m.  The plant which was modernized at an overall cost of under  $2 million will have several  unique new features.  Truck hauling has been replaced with a faster and more  convenient 1200 foot long conveyor belt. Operation of the pit will  now be monitored with TV cameras. The plant is also to have its  own water system. The water  supply, due to a drop in elevation  from a creek about a mile away,  will not need pumping to maintain necessary pressure at the'  wash screens.  Representatives of the SCRD,  the village of Sechelt and the  Sechelt Indian Band will be in  attendance at the opening ceremonies.  Sunshine Coast News, June 1,1976.         3  SCRD opposes laundromat  The SCRD planning committee  has come out strongly against a  Pollution Control Board application for a laundromat in the Garden Bay section of Pender Harbour.  Planning committee chairman  Jack Paterson stated that there  New officers  Election of officers for the Sechelt Arena Association was held  on May 28. Glen Phillips was selected as president and Joe Fisher  will assume the responsibilities of  vice-president. Dana Kearney is  to be the new secretary and Bev  Mortishaw will handle the treasurer's duties.  The board's management committee is to be headed by Glen  Phillips, Gordon Dixon, Joe Fisher, Bev Mortishaw and Jim Math-  ieson.  Hospital appointment  with an equal amount of water for  any recipe. Sweetened condensed  milk can cost as much as twice the  amount and has only specific  uses.  Question: Are there any foods  that can help me to relax and  sleepbetter?  Answer: Nutritional factors  known to contribute to relaxation  are calcium, magnesium and vitamins Band D.  Some foods which have a soothing effect on the nervous system  are milk, wheat germ, brewer's  yeast, yogurt and molasses.  A glass of warm milk containing two teaspoons of dark molasses before bedtime is an excellent ���  sedative drink. If you have a great.  deal of tension, calcium tablets ,  with milk or lecithin will aid the  relaxation of the nerves.  A few breaths in front of an  open wmdbw before retiring or a  long walk are age old tricks.  11 new subdivisions  reported for May  St. Mary's Hospital is pleased  to announce the appointment of  Mr. Nick Vucurevich, formerly of  Fernie Memorial Hospital, to the  position of hospital administrator.  Mr. Vucurevich will commence  his duties effective July 19. He  comes to St. Mary's well qualified  and experienced'in hospital administration.  Vandalism on the hospital  grounds has resulted in the des  truction , of new plantings and  damage to perennial plants. The  grounds are maintained for the  benefit of the patients to look out  onto and to please visitors and  guests.  A plea comes from the physiotherapy department for the return  of crutches currently on loan.  These may be turned in to the reception desk and on presentation  of the original receipt a refund  will be made.  was "no way" the committee  should allow this laundromat, as  it was proposed that the soapy  waters would simply be dumped  into the harbor. He noted that two  other laundromats in the area discharged their waste into a ground  field and though this too was not  ecologically sound it was greatly  preferable to the phosphate and  visual pollution that would be  caused by the proposed operation  Area  D representative   Peter  Hoemberg added that it was possible to install treatment facilities  but that more than likely the cost .  would be prohibitive.  The   committee   unanimously  decided to oppose the application.  TED HUME  SERVICES  AUTHORIZED  SCRD Planner Adrian Stott reported last week that 11 new subdivision applications involving  174.6 hectares had been received during the month of May. In  addition three approvals covering  33.4 hectares had been cleared  by Victoria. The average waiting  time on these approvals was 11  months.  Applications for two crown  water leases and one Agricultural  Land Reserve exclusion have also  been received. The water lots  cover 9.4 hectares, the ALR exclusion covers 41.9.hectares.  Stott also reported that the  goals and objectives of Jhe Sechelt Vicinity Plan Committee  have now been drafted but work  on a detailed policy will not begin  until a report from the Habitat  Protection Unit of Environment  Canada is received.  THE DISTRICT track meet for Elementary Schools was  held at Elphinstone Secondary on Friday. Proudly displaying their aggregate awards are Bantam Girls champion  Sylvia Passmore, Roberts Creek; Tyke division winner  Celina Owen, Gibsons, and Bantam Boys champion Joey  Unger, Gibsons. Aggregate awards also went to Langdale  students Christine Campbell and Ian Stevenson in the  Peewee class and Gary Maddern, Tyke Boys.           Home  Equipment  Dealer  FURNACES  HOT WA TER HEA TERS \  HUMIDIFIERS  CUSTOMIZED  WARM AIR  HEATING SYSTEMS  CALL  886-2951  This is Your Lite  Horoscope for the next week  By TRENT  ARIES -  March 21   to April 20  Some very conscientious moves  arc indicated that should present  unlimited opportunity for the  future. Think things over cautiously and you'll come up with  the right answer.  TAURUS - April 21 to May 20  A much more peaceful and serene time is indicated for'you.  than the busy activity that has  probably had you a little "on  edge" lately. Take it easy and  slow down in pace.  GEMINI - May 21 to June 20  Some fairly aggressive action,  tempered with good common  sense can, keep you pretty busy.  Don't fly off the handle, but at  the same time don't get pushed  into something that you think is  wrong.  CANCER - June 21 to July 21  One of the luckiest periods in  your entire life is surrounding  the sign of Cancer. Whatever you  do. don't let this go to your head  and cause you to become careless. Luck will come!  LEO - July 22 to August 21  Evcrvthing~is fine for Leo right  now. but there's a slight chance  that romantic ideals may become  a little "rocky." This can be a  little frustrating, but it's nothing  to worry about. ."  VIRGO - August 22 to Sept. 21  Don't force issues right now. but  take what comes passively. Your  individuality is being awakened  to "new horizons" make sure  that these are worthy, and not  merely rebelious feelings.  (Copyright 1976 by Trent  VARRO  LIBRA - Sept 22 to October 22  Conditions in Libra are MUCH  better. The big thing here is to  know the difference between  what is important and what isn't.  The planets are working overtime  to help you.  SCORPIO - Oct. 23 lo Nov. 21  Things are kind of lucky for  Scorpio now. This doesn't mean  that a 'pot of gold' will fall into  your lap, but generally speaking,  luck is with you and will bring  you much benefit.  SAGITTARIUS - Nov 22 Dec 20  Some news from afar may prove  a little upsetting, but things  aren't THAT bad. You may feel a  little "moody" but it is reall>  nothing, and will pass quickly.  CAPRICORN - Dec 21 - Jan 19  Some very good aspects surround  your solar chart, but there is a  distinct possibility that you may  become a little careless with  money. Be extremely careful in  all financial matters.  AQUARIUS - Jan. 20 - Feb. 18  Conditions are good for Aquarius  now. New starts work out well.  Your home is a good base ol  operations. Be with people that  make you feel relaxed and comfortable.  PISCES  -  Feb  19 -   March  20  There is quite, a romantic interlude creeping into the sign ol  Pisces, aiding the lucky transit  that is already in effect. The  'romance' will tend to fade, but  the "luck" is here for some time.  Varro. All rights reserved.)  V.H.F  COMMUNICATE!  USE YOUR VERY OWN  Marine Radiotelephone  ((|)) J &C ELECTRONICS  & APPLIANCES LTD.  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SUBSEQUENT INSERTIONS '/i PRICE  Legal ads 50c per count line  Subscription Rates:  Distributed free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast  B.C. ��� 1 year ��� $6.00; 6 months ��� $4.00  Canada except B.C. ��� 1 year ��� $8.00  U.S. and Foreign ��� 1 year ��� $10.00  It is agreed by any advertiser requesting space that liability of the  Sunshine Coast News in event of failure to publish any advertisement  or in event of errors in publishing of an advertisement shall be limited  to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising  space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be  no liability in any event beyond amount paid for such advertisement.  No responsibility is accepted by the newspaper when copy is not  submitted in writing, or verified in writing.   LIVESTOCK  ��� COMING EVENTS  Every Mondav night. 8 p.m..  Bingo. New Legion Hall. Gibsons.  ;*r ������  Hello again. Early Bird Bingo 7  p.m. Regular at 8 p.m. Every  Thursday, Roberts Creek Legion  Hall.  Thursday, June 3, Langdale Elementary school rummage sale,  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Monday, June 7, OAPO Branch  #38, Social, 2 p.m., Health Centre, Gibsons.  *  PERSONAL  ARTEX hobby products. Experience petitpoint and shrink art  using Artex. New 1976 catalogue.  Phone 886-7278.  ��'���'- -i   ' i ��� ��� ������  .  *    DEATHS  KEELAN: Passed into the Pre-  sence of his Lord on May 26,1976  Raymond George Keelan, age 9  years. Survived by his loving parents Ray and Carrie Keelan; his  2 sisters, Cindy and Shayla;  Grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. G.A.  Luchene and Mr. & Mrs. Frank  . Anderson. Funeral Service was  held Sunday, May 30 at the  Bethel Baptist Church, Sechelt.  Paster Fred Napora officiated.  Cremation followed. -In lieu of  flowers donations to organizations for handicapped children  would be appreciated.- Harvey  Funeral Home, Gibsons, Directors.  SMJTS: Passed away May 28,  1976,. Janis Smits, late of Gib-  , sons in his 89th year. Survived by  his loving wife Leonora; daughter, Mrs. Dzidra Rozentals and 3  grandchildren. Private Cremation  arrangements through Harvey  Funeral Home, Gibsons. In lieu  of flowers donations to St. Mary's  Hospital appreciated.  ��� LOST  . Wallet, red leather, lost in Sunnycrest mall, Wed., May 26. Very  ��� important to have returned. Ph.  885-3501.   Set of keys on ring lost Saturday,  about 1 p.m., Co-op, laundromat  area. Ph. 886-7988 eves.  Boys' bike, Chimo, 10speed, blue  Phone 886-7011.  ��� WORK WANTED  LA GASWBLMNG  Muffler repair and body work.  Phone 886-9625.    Do you have any odd job that  needs doing? Any she at reasonable rates. Phone Terry, 886-  7069 after 5.  Two strong men with own lawn-  mowers willing to do any laboring  work, $4 /hr./man. Old age pensioners Vi price. Ph. 886-2479  John.  i> ' Young man, ambitious and hard  *s working, looking for all types of  J.    employment. Ph. 886-7769.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Oil Stoves  and heaters cleaned and  repaired  Phone Ron Crook, 885-3401  after 5 p.m.  I  <  J;  5.  -^  S.  i  j  ���JR.  .��  J  Cat and/or Backhoe available for  land clearing, road building,  drainage ditches, watedines. etc.  Call 886-9633 or 886-9365.  Reliable girl wishes job cashiering, baby sitting or housework.  Exp. Please phone 886-7769.  HIGH FUEL COSTS?  Peerless Tree Services Ltd. will  turn your problem trees into  firewood, $18 per cord. We do  danger tree falling, topping, and  limbing too. Expert insured work.  "Know the cost before you start"  Call us 885-2109. Free estimates.  John Risbey.  Backhoe available for drainage,  ditches, water lines, etc. Phone  885-2921. Roberts Creek.  Two high school boys 15 and 16.  will do work of any kind. Phone  886-9503.  ��� WORK WTD (Cont)  Light moving and hauling and  handiman work. Phone Norm 886-  9503.  Your PICTURES FRAMED and  mounted from Artistic Woodwork  stock. Matboards. Non-glare and  regular glass. Needlepoint a  specialty. 1450 Sechelt Inlet Rd.,  Porpoise Bay, Sechelt. Phone  885-9573.  ���  FOR SALE  9X7 steel garage door; youth bed  with mattress. Ph. 886-7273.  Ill health forces bargains. Quick  sale of almost new 12'X10' Cedar  green kinky-pile rug with rubber  underlay, cost $500, for $200.  Sportsman fishing tackle, bamboo  rods, flies, (new), rods, 2 boxes of  lures and other reels, $200 worth  for $100. Hand lawn mower,  scythe, all going cheap. Ph.  886-7178 before noon or after  3 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Gibsons United Church Thrift  Shop. Quilting material, rain  coats, men's, women's, children's summer clothing, books,  shoes, miscellaneous. Every Friday, 1 to 3 p.m.  Hay for sale, 20 bale lots or  more. Phone 886-2887.  5 hp., 3 ph., 220V, variable speed; 7  electric: motor with pulley; also '  1 hp., 3 ph. electric vacuum and  air pump. Ph. 886-2622,9 til 5.  Diving equipment for sale. Single  scuba tank, $50; a double set,  $100. Yoke, $35. Brand new regulator, $120. 18 lb. lead belt, $24.  Phone 886-2971 afterSp.m.  LeSage piano and bench, apartment size, full keyboard, $800  firm. Ph. 886-7227.   GIBSONS LANES  Open Bowling  Fri.. 7- 11 p.m.  Sat.. 2-11 p.m.  Sun.. 2-11 p.m.  ��� CARS, TRUCKS  FOR SALE   Canopy for LWB, roof racks,  camper hatch, lined and insulated  $225. Ph. 884-5250.  1965 Dodge pickup, unlicensed,  fair shape, radio, $350 cash, plus  tax. Ph. 883-2647.  63 Chev. Belair. Runs weD. Phone  886-7085.   65 GMC, 6 cyl., $400. Ph.  886-2495.   1974 Comet G.T. Good condition,  28,000 miles, snow tires. Ph.  886-2908.    '63 VW Bus, rebuilt engine. Offers. Ph. 886-9973.  ��� BOATS FOR SALE  Palmer-Buick aluminum marine  engine, 150 hp., as new, $695.  Phone 886-2513.   LET'S GO FISHING: 12 ft. aluminum, flotation seats, 6 hp.  Viking (low hours), day tank, oars  and tilt trailer. $875 or best offer.  Phone 885-9849.  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  16' wood and fibreglass boat with  18 hp. Johnson. Has small cabin.  Boat doesn't leak and engine runs  well. Can be seen at Gov't dock  in Gibsons. Boat only, $75. Boat  and motor, $195. Ph. 886-2738.  12' aluminum boat c/w 1971,  20 hp. Merc. 0B, $550. Ph.  886-2738.   20' Iapstrake cabin cruiser c/w  80 hp. Volvo IB/OB. Boat is  sound and the motor is in good  condition. For fast sale, $850  o.n.o. Phone 886-2738.  15 ft. fibreglass runabout with  25 hp. motor and trailer. $650.  Ph. 886-7085.  Hereford cows, calf in July. Ph.  886-7983.  ��� PETS  All breed dog grooming, clipping  and bathing. Cat and dog board-  ing. Walkey Kennels, 885-2505.  Kittens need homes. Phone  886-2184.  ��� WANTED  Trolling rods and reels. Phone  885-3605.  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.  ���Trailer for  886-2626.  14 ft. boat. Phone  Desperately need treadle sewing  machine. If not complete good  working head. Call before 10 a.m.  or after 6 p.m., 886-9976.  ��� ANNOUNCEMENTS  If you arc 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.  Alcoholics    Anonymous.    Phone-  886-9904  or   885-9327. , Gibsons  Mondav. 8:30  meeting  Gibsons Athletic Hall.  p.m.  in  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  Mount Elphinstone Cemetery  Grave Plots, $50  Contact F.J. Wyngaert 886-9340  :;#i^'FbR^RiENT^J^r' ^  Office space for rent, including  furnished bachelor suite for lessee. Suitable for realtor, accountant or similar profession. Total  rent for unit $250 per mo. Phone  886-2833. ���  Spacious, 2 bedroom home, fully  furnished, with all amenities.  Marvellous view of Howe Sound.  Ideal for couple without children.  Reference needed. $190 per mo.  Reply Box 3052 c/o Coast News,  Gibsons.  3 bedroom house, Granthams,  $300, immediate possession. Call  after 5 p.m. 886-7847.  Maple Crescent Apts.. 1662  School Road, Gibsons. Suites for  rent. Cablevision, parking, close  to schools and shopping. Reasonable rent. Apply Suite 103A.  Small sleeping room for rent to  clean quiet adults. Ph. 886-9912.  Studio/office/work space available for craftspeople, etc. Ph.  886-9687.   2 bdrm duplex on North road.  Available approx. June 8, $210  per mth. Ph. 886-7625.  ��� WANTED TO RENT  Furnished houses in Gibsons area  March 1, 1976 to October 31. 1976  Contact Paddy Moore. 665-8024.  ��� ROOM & BOARD  Nice rooms with view over the  ocean, very good meals. Phone  886-9033.  ��� PROPERTY  FOR SALE  MOVING: Reduced to $29,900  full price. 66ft. mobile home with  professionally built addition of  third bedroom or family room,  laundry room and carport, on a  56 x 158 cleared lot. 10 x 14  barnside shed, 6X8 utility shed.  $1 per year taxes. Phone 885-9849  or 885-2416.  Vi acre cleared lot for .sale on  North Road, without trailer. 12 x  24 workshop. Good well with  pumphouse. $16,000 or best  offer. Phone 886-9041.  Roberts Creek, 5 acres, view, full  basement home, framed, sheeted  and roofed. Phone 886-9193.  For sale by owner, rooming house  in village of Gibsons. All furniture  and equipment included. Phone  886-9912.  ��� PROPERTY FOR  SALE (cont'd)  New 3 bedroom house, carport,  fireplace, W/W carpets, utility  room, 1300 sq. ft., corner lot,  Medusa St. and Ocean Ave., Sechelt. By owner. Fuil Price  $48,500. Phone 885-3773.  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.  3 bedroom house for sale, close to  school and stores. Call 886-2762.  For sale by builder, quality 1600  sq. ft. new house. Double plumbing, custom cabinets, carport,  mid 40s, Gibsons. Ph. 886-7547.  For sale by owner. 135'X133'  corner lot on Fairview rd. Ready  to build, cleared and treed. Could  be two lots, offers. Ph. 886-7070.  3 bdrm house on large corner lot,  by owner. Ph. 886-7070.  Lot, 67X123. Cleared, ready to  build, serviced. Vicinity Chaster  and Pratt road. Full price $13,000  terms. Ph. 886-9857 or 112-  937-5364.  _^  ��� MOBILE HOMES  ���TRAVEL  Graduate Canadian Travel  College  Dental Block, Gibsons  886r2855   Toll   Free:   682-1513.  For all your travel services,        ,  For tours and straight air flights  Peninsula Travel Agency  ��� DEATHS  GREEN: Passed away May 30,  1976, Arthur Green late of Madeira Park, in his 77th year. Survived by his loving wife Lenora.  1 daughter, Mrs. Donna Oliver;  1 step-daughter, Mrs. Coleen  Bieber; 2 step-sons, Harry and  George Kilkenny. 1 brother and 1  sister. Private Cremation arrangements through Harvey Funeral Home, Gibsons. Flowers  gratefully declined.  Have some  news ?  The Sunshine Coast News  welcomes social, church, and  entertainment news and announcements for dubs, lodges,  hospital groups, and service  clubs.  Remember the deadline for  announcements and press releases is Saturday noon. Mail  items to P.O. Box 460, Gibsons.  \  E. McMYNN AGENCY  Real Estate & Insurance  CONSULT US FOR ALL  YOUR INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS  MEMBER ��� MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE  YOUR AUTO PLAN CENTRE  SUNSHINE COAST  MOBILE HOME PARK  &SALES  1972 12 x 56 Haralex, 2 bedroom  unfurnished. CSA approved  fridge and stove; carpet in living  room and master bedroom.  12' x 68' Statesman, 3 bedroom,  fully furnished and decorated.  Carpeted throughout. Separate  dining room with built in china  cabinet. Two door frost free  fridge, deluxe range. Washer and  dryer.  On   view    at    Sunshine    Coast  Trailer Park.  Phone 886-9826  Roberts Creek ��� 1 Vi acre estate, new home, very private.  165 feet waterfront, gardens,  ponds, guest cottage, etc.,  etc. Call for appointment.  Roberts Creek ��� 4 lots, all  serviced, partially cleared  level land. For sale or lease.  All have beach access.  We need listings on smaller holdings, 5-10 acres with  older buildings -1- call us  night or day.  Reed Rd. ��� Lot. Terrific buy  at $6,000.  Two older homes on 1 acre  secluded and private. Porpoise Bay Road, Good buy at  $37,500.  Roberts Creek: Va acre lot on  paved road, creek on property, nicely treed. Only $18,000  Good view lot in new S.D.,  facilities. Only $12,500. Sign  on, see at Lower Rd. &  Cheryl-Anne.  Centre of Gibsons: Very good  view lot. Perfect building  site. Offers to $13,500.  Port Mellon Amu Delightful  3 bdrm home on large lot,  garage, all appliances. Only  $35,000.���  RON McSAVANEY 885-3339  J. L. BLACK 886-7316  Phone  886-2248  Box238 ��� Gibsons. B.C.  '73 Esta Villa  rooms, fridge.  12 x 68, 3 bed-  stove, drapes in  cluded. Phone 886-9048.  COAST MOBILE HOMES SALES  Factory dealer for:  ��� Moduline  ,.,.���Glen River  .'���i,,;s i��� Nebnei v.���-;��������� \ ������'-������������'*  From 12 x 56 to 24 x 60's  Bank Finance with 7Vj% down -'  payment O.A.C.  15 year financing  7 homes in stock  COAST HOMES Box 966, Sechelt  885-9979  Van. toll free 684-2821  Evenings Call:  Dave Reid 885-3859  Bill Copping 885-2084  Don Holmes 941-2937  FOR YOUR  PRINTING  PHONE 886-2622  Beautifully maintained 1058 sq.  ft. home in attractive surroundings. Spacious living rm. features  cut stone fireplace and sliding  glass doors to patio area at rear of  house. Modern U-shaped cabinet  kitchen with adjoining pleasant  dining rm. Large utility rm., 4 pc.  vanity, bath. Lge carport. Approx. 1 acre. Short walk to P.O.,  store & beach. $49,500 full price.  Gibsons: WeU situated���3 lovely  lots. Ideal apartment site or 3  single family dwellings. On  sewer. $37,000.  Roberta Creek: Large semi-clear  lot. Well located. Serviced. Only  $11,000.  DROP IN AND SEE US  SEASIDE PLAZA  Norm Peterson ���886-2607  Phone 886-2000 ��� GflbMoa, B.C.  Auxiliary meet at  Roberts Creek  The Roberts Creek Hospital  Auxiliary met in St. Aidan's  Parish HaU on the evening of May  10, but only about a dozen members were present. Mrs. M. Grose  president, called for reports from  the various committees and  thanked   them   for   the . great  885-2235  IS THE NUMBER TO PHONE  24 HOURS A DAY FOR YOUR  FREE GUIDE TO  REAL EST ATE VALUES  AGENCIES LTD.  Box 128, Sechelt  Phone Vancouver 689-5838  (24 HOURS)    ...  Don Hadden  885-9504  George Townsend  885-3345  Peter Smith  885-9463  Jim Wood  885-2571  C. R. Gathercole  886-2785  Jack Warn  886-2681  Bob Kent  885-9461  Pat Murphy  885-9487  Jack White  886-2935  SPECIAL  FEATURE  MANY OF THE PROPERTIES IN OUR CATALOGUE ARE RECORDED ON FILM. WE CAN  GIVE YOU A COMPLETE PREVIEW ON OUR  SPECIAL OFFICE TV. YOU ARE ABLE TO VIEW  MANY HOUSES QUICKLY AND LIMIT ON SITE  INSPECTIONS TO THOSE YOU FIND MOST  SUITABLE.  AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  LORRIEGIRARD  886-7760  KEN CROSBY  886-2098  JON McRAE  885-3670  Office 886-2277  SUB-DIVISION  CONSULTATION  REAL ESTATE  Toll Free 682-1513  NOTARY PUBLIC  APPRAISALS  MORTGAGES  Roberts Creek. Fully serviced lots  for sale on Marlene Road. Phone  886-7896 or 886-7700.  Large view lot cleared and ready  to build. Nestman road, Selma  Park. Ph. 886-2181 or 886-7857.  J  .-*>  \>  HOMES  SEAVIEW ROAD: Older 3 bedroom home  on partial basement. A handyman's work  could really enhance this home with a  beautiful view of the bay. Offers from:  F.P. $29,000  FRONTAGE ROAD: 1.6 acre hobby farm  (easily divided) with 2 year old (24 x 52)  3 bedroom Moduline Premier double wide  with large sundeck. Nicely landscaped with  many extras. F.P. $49,500.  CENTRAL AVENUE: Granthams Landing  full basement home with 3 bedrooms, carport and sundeck overlooking the Bay.  Stove, washer and dryer. Great view.  F.P. $32,000  CRUCIL ROAD: Nicely secluded home at  the top of Crucil Road, 3 bedrooms with  furnished Rec. room, 4 piece bath plus en-  suite. 36 foot carpeted sundeck with view  of the bay and Georgia Strait. F.P. $52,000  HILLCREST RD.: With 3 bedrooms upstairs, this full basement home has a large  kitchen, dining room and living room with  fireplace and many extras. For only  F.P. $53,000.  FRANKLIN RD.: Fully landscaped 3 bedroom with floor to ceiling fireplace and  many extras. Only  . F,P.$45,000  MARTIN ROAD: 2 bedroom home, full  basement, with view of the Bay. Ideal  handyman's  special.  Try  all  offers   to  F.P. $38,000.  HOMES  CRUCIL ROAD:. Close to schools, transportation arid shopping. This beautiful  view home has approximately 1300 ft. on  the main floor with extra large nicely finished rec. room, one 4 piece and one 3  piece bathroom. Wall to wall throughout.  F.P. $88,500.  SARGENT ROAD: You must see this home  and view to believe it. Fireplaces up and  down create a superb feature wall, for  sunken living room and rec. room. Built in  bar, landscaped and terraced, extra large  sundeck and carport and many, many extras. Appliances included.     F.P. $69,900.  SOAMES ROAD: Exceptionally well built  2 bdrm home, full basement, with rec.  room. Feature fireplace, marvelous view,  plus small rentable cottage on 2 lots in  park like setting. Only steps to one of the  nicest beaches in area. F.P. $78,000.  BEACH AVENUE: At the corner of Glen,  here is a perfect retirement home with  everything you'll need for comfortable living. Breath-taking view of the Bay from  kitchen, dining room and large sundeck.  This immaculate 2 bedroom home has separate workshop, carport and is beautifully  landscaped. F.P, $39,500.  LOTS  SOUTH FLETCHER ROAD: Extra large lot  with 84' frontage. Beautiful view of water  and mountains, lane access and only Vfi  bike from post office. F.P. $15,000  LOTS  SARQENT ROAD: The upper side provides  a superb view, close to shopping, schools,  etc. Offers from F.P.$19,000  CHASTER ROAD: Nestle your home in the  trees, this is the area of the proposed new  school.67' x 123'.Only        F.P.$11,500  EXTRA LARQE LOT: Where Pratt Road  meets Grand view, this has to be the best  lot in this growing area. Only  F.P. $14,000  GOWER POINT ROAD: Incredible privacy  with the beach just the other side of the  road. Clearedand ready to build on. Must  see- F.P. $25,000  LANGDALE CHINES: Corner lot with all  underground services, beautiful view of  Howe Sound F.P.$15,000  MALAVIEWROAD: All new homes in this  area near proposed new school. 20' path  allowance to the side of this 66' x 123' lot  makes it especially attractive. F.P. $12,500  SCHOOL & WYNGAERT ROADS: 8 duplex zoned lots all beautiful view properties overlooking the Bay, close to schools  and shopping. All lots perfectly suited to  aide-by-side or up/down duplex construe-  tion. Any lot for F.P.$17,500  M for F.P.$139,000  CHASTER ROAD: Good lot In growing  area, only small alder to clear. Zoned for  trailers. May be subdivided into two lots in  the future. F.P.$15,600  J  amount of work they had accomplished. Sufficient funds were  voted for Mrs. Bruce and Mrs.  Snetsinger to attend the provincial conference of B.C. Hospital  Auxiliaries, in Vancouver in mid-  May.  Members were urged to assist  in preparations for the auxiliary  parade float to be entered in the  Timber Days celebrations. Several car loads of ladies are expected  to attend the tea at Pender Harbour.  Next meeting will be, as .usual,  at 7 o'clock, in St. Aidan's Parish  Hall, June 14.  When you have dMBculry  in finding Just the ajptoprlate  card for special occasions why  not look at our Troaaure Booklets, they might Jurt be what  you are looldng for. Mhts  Bee's, Sechelt.  Legal  SUNSHINE COAST  REGIONAL DISTRICT  Synopsis of By-law 103  SaMMskm Regulation By-law  The Board of Directors of the  Sunshine Coast Regional District has given third reading to the  Sunshine Coast Regional District  Subdivision Regulation By-law  No. 103, 1975. This is a by-law  to regulate the subdivision of  land, including the size, shape  and arrangement of parcels of  land, and the provision of roads,  utilities and other services pursuant to sections 775 and 798A  of the Municipal Act and Part 6  of the Land Registry Act, in order  to ensure that development in the  Regional District is orderly,  economical and to the general  benefit of the community.  The by-law will replace Sunshine Coast Regional District  Subdivision Control By-law No.  28,1970, and will apply to land in  Electoral Areas A, B, C, D, E and  F of the Regional District. It  divides the land into zones, and  establishes regulations applicable  within each zone pertaining to the  minimum and minimum average  size of lots created by subdivision, and the services required as  a condition of subdivision. In general, more services are required  when smaller lots will be created.  The metric system of measurement is used, and revised numerical standards pertaining to such  matters as lot dimension and size  are incorporated to reflect metric  measurement and Regional District density and servicing policies. The policies of the Islands  Trust and the B.C. Land Commission are also incorporated in  By-law 103.  Take notice that the above is a  synopsis of By-law No. 103. The  by-law may be inspected at the  offices of the Sunshine Coast  Regional District, 1238 Wharf  Street, Sechelt, B.C. during office  hours, namely 8:30 a.m. to 4:00  p.m. Monday to Wednesday, 8:30  a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Thursday and  Friday and that the synopsis is  not intended to be and is not to  be deemed to be an interpretation of the by-law.  Sunshine Coast Regional District  Box 800, Sechelt, B.C.  885-2261  A. G. Pressley  Secretary-Treasurer  L CBC Radio  Sunshine Coast News, June 1,1976.  ACTRA award programs this weekend  This weekend the CBC will re-  broadcast three programs which  won ACTRA awards earlier this  year. Friday at 8:03 you can hear  the documentary prepared by  Elizabeth Gray to commemorate  the 100th year of the Supreme  Court of Canada. It examines the  historic and human interest aspects of this institution, not very  well known to most of us. Among  those interviewed is Hon. Mr.  Justice Bora Laskin.  From Montreal the winner of  the best radio program of the year  "Pro Nobis Peccatoribus" can  be heard Sunday at 1:03 p.m.  Written by the late James G. Harris and Camille Langevin it is the  story of Father Charles Chiniquy  who was on the one hand a distinguished priest whose writings  and lectures on temperance won  him the respect and admiration  of the 19th century world and on  the other a notorious apostate and  shameless womanizer. The dramatization takes the form of a debate between two history students each of whom has written a  paper on the Kamouraska-born  priest dealing with opposing sides  of his nature, with frequent flashbacks to incidents in his life.  CBC Playhouse, Sunday, 10:30  p.m. presents "Word from an  Ambassador of Dreams" which  won the award for the best writer  in the dramatic mode for freelancer Harry Bruce. The play is  an evocative picture of Nova Scotia's Channel shore, weaving past  and present in the words of  Harry's father, novelist and poet  Charles Bruce.  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2  Franlde Howerd Shaw 2:03  p.m. replacing the School Broadcast.  Concern 8:03 p.m. A Schedule  for Growing things ��� - spring  hopefully having arrived across  the country i  Country Road 10:30 p.m. Bob  Murphy and Big Buffalo.  THURSDAY, JUNE 3  Frank Mulr Goes Into 2:03 p.m.  More comedy from the BBC.  Themes and Variations 8:03  p.m. Part 1, MartaHidy, violin;  Arthur Ozolins, piano, in recital.  Part 2. Toronto Mendelssohn  Choir and Instrumental ensemble  ��� concert of choral music from  the church cantatas of J. S. Bach.  Part 3.' Paul Brodie saxophone  Quartet.  Jazz Radio-Canada 10:30 p.m.  Nimmons V Nine plus Six; Paul  Horn Band.  FRIDAY, JUNE 4  I'm Sorry I'll Rdad That Agaht  2:03 p.m. Comedyfromthe BBC.  Canadian Conceit HaD 2:30  p.m. Part 1. Luis Grinhauz, violin; Berta JRosenohl-Grinhauz,  piano, in recital. Pary 2. Paul  Brodie Saxophone Quartet - a  different concert from last night!  Between Ourselves 8:03 p.m.  The Supreme Court of Canada  prepared by Elizabeth Gray and  produced by Jodi White.  SATURDAY, JUNES  Conversation wfth Scientists  5:03 p.m. Norwegian explorer  Thor Heyerdahl talks about his  earlier research at Victoria and in  CHRISTOPHER . AHMiW. KKHARO  OCOHCf MINI  * IAKKEL  Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat., June2,3,4,5  MATURE: Warning, Parents: Some very  gory scenes.  evenings at 8 -  COMING  SOON  "BLAZING  SADDLES"  EMBRYO  Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.v June6,7,8,9  MATURE: Warning, Parents: Some medical scenes m ig ht d isturb ch lid ren.  V  ���sJj-1  r  ������WO*:.  PATIO GARDENS DINING LOUNGE  HALFMOON BAY  Open  Tues-Sat���5-9  Closed  Sun-Mon  For Reservations  Call  885-9607  J   COZY CORNER CAMERAS I  CAMERA  AND  DARKRM.  SUPPLIES  886-7822  SANKYODUALiOOO PROJECTOR  andSANKYOES-33SUPER8  BOTH $239.95  Beside the Bus Stop in Lower Gibsons  B.C. Hydro ���Sechelt  Herbicide Spray Program,  1976  This is to advise all Owners and Lessees of  D.L.S 2732 - 3531 - 2007.'- 2953-3532 - (STL  30907-TL7339P) and L3630 that we expect necessary permits and approvals soon to proceed with  application of Herbicide "Tordon 101 "in connection with our long-range Vegetation program on  our Transmission Line Right-of-way; The General  Areas to be covered are from Nelson Island,  in the vicinity east of Agamemnon Channel and  Port Mellon Area. Please be assured that consideration was given to economic factors and ecology. The selective Herbicide will be used under  strict control by Licensed Personnel. The chemical  is safe and harmless to man arid wildlife if used as  directed and Recommended obricenti-ations; This  Program is to proceed very soon. Should you require further information, please do not hesitate  tocbritact'this office by phoning 885-2211.  , ���   E. HENSCH,\  ���- District Manager.  Indian settlements at Bella Coola  prior to Kontiki; scepticism of  world scientific community and  his struggle for recognition - also  relates anecdotes from his Easter  Island exploration. Peter White,  Australian anthropologist explains why he feels recent research casts doubt on the accuracy of HeyerdahTs findings about  Pacific migration routes.  Music de Chez Nous 7:00 p.m.  Giselle Detkat, cello,- Frederick  Wanger, piano in sonata recital  by Boccerini, LqchateHi, Debussy  and Brahms.  CBC Stage 8:30 p.m. The Robbers by Frederich von Schiller  adapted by Maria Corvin - writ  ten by the German dramatist,  poet, historian and philosopher  when he was 21.  Anthology 10:03 p.m. Documentary about Edward Gordon  Craig, son of actress Men Terry,  a theatrical producer designer  whose theories had an enormous  influence on modem theatre.  Music AHve 11:03 p.m. Christine Cantazara, flute, Neil Houl-  ton, organ, Twelve Dances, Alin;  Sonata da Chiesa, Martin.  SUNDAYJUNE6  The Bush and the Salon 1:03  p.m. Pro Nobis Peccatoribus ���  historical drama.  Variety International 4:03 p.m.  the  story of Louis Armstrong  continued.  Folk Circle 6:03 p.m. Folk  music on record.  The Royal Canadian Air Farce  7:03 p.m., Comedy.  Ihe Entertainers 7:30 p.m. One  More Time ��� Bill Kent retraces  the year 1942 in words and music.  Sounds Sixty recalls music of 1961  and 1962.  CBC   Playhouse   10:30   p.m.  "Word for an  Ambassador  of  Dreams by Harry Bruce.  MONDAY, JUNE 7  Hello Cheeky 2:03 p.m. Comedy from England.  Music of Our People 8:03 p.m.  Malka and Oscar Raulff in a program of music arranged by Milan  Kymlicka.  Identities 8:30 p.m. originates  from Winnipeg.  TUESDAY JUNE 8  Hancock's Half Hour 2:03 p.m.  Comedy from England.  CBC Tuesday Night 8:03 p.m.  A profile of William Faulkner,  one of the pre-eminent writers of  the 20th century prepared by Patrick Hynam in Oxford, Mississippi and at Faulkner's home in  Hollywood.  Touch the Earth 10:30 p.m. features Newfoundland talent, poet  Al Rhman, singers Pat and Joe  Byrne, traditional singer Mac  Masters and lots of stories, recitations and dance music recorded  in people's homes.  Gibsons Shell wins gas survey  Have you ever wondered where  to get the cheapest gas or who  charges the least to fix that ornery  old clanking in your motor?  We have, so we decided to take  a look at the prices of gas, oil and  mechanics' services from Pender  Harbour to Gibsons. The six  questions on the survey were:  What is the cost of your regular  gas?, What is the cost of your  Premium gas?, What is your  hourly shop rate for mechanic  services?. What is the cost of a  quart of 10-30 oil?, Do you give  complete service even with a one  dollar fill-up? and what is the cost  of a standard oil change and lube  job?  Needless to say there was quite  a variety of answers. Regular gas  went from a low of 83.9 at the  Gibsons Shell Station to 87.9 at  three other locations. Premium,  gas ranged from 95. at Walt's  down to 89.9 at Gibsons Shell.  Mechanics' rates showed even  more disparity, though it must be  remembered that at some stations  there is a flat rate and at others  there is a straight hourly rate. A  higher flat rate can often prove  far cheaper than a pay as you go  lower straight rate. At the Klein-  dale Gulf Service a straight rate of  $12.00 per hour was dearly the  lowest on the peninsula, many  other stations are expecting to go ^  to $18 in the very near future. The  only two stations who stated they  operated on a flat rate basis were  the Sechelt and Gibsons Esso  services. Gibsons refused to release their figure, while Sechelt  Printed Pattern  was only $16 though they were  planning a rise to $18 in the next  few weeks.  The price of a quart of oil varied  from a $1.10 at Gibsons Shell to  $1.40 at Sechelt Esso and Gulf  stations. A lube job and oil  change ranged from $2 not including oil and filter to a high of  $10-$11 all inclusive.  Service varied from "only when  asked" to a "even when no purchase is made."  Below is a list of major service  stations and their answers to the  survey.  Hilltop Chevron - Gfcsons.  Regular - 86.9; Premium - 91.9;  Shop labor - $15; CHI - $1.24; Oil/  lube - $9.50 all inclusive.  Bay Motors- Wlson Creek  Regular - 85.; Premium - none;  Shop labor - $16; Oil - $1.20; Oil/  lube - $7.50 all inclusive.  Walt's Automotive ���Gibsons  Regular - 85.; Premium - 95.;  Shop labor - $18; Oil $1.20; Oil/  lube ��� no estimate.  Gibsons Shell Service Station  Regular - 83.9; Premium - 89.9;  Shop labor ��� no answer; Oil $1.10;  Oil/lube - no answer.  Pender Harbour Automotive and ���  Transportation Services Ltd.,  -'  Madeira Park  Regular - 85.9; Premium - 91.;  Shop labor - $15.;OS - $1.20; qil/  lube-$7:50 all inclusive.      '���  j  Standard Motors of Sechelt EtdL  Regular,-. 87.7; Premium - 92.9;  Shop labor $16; Oil - $1.20; Oil/  lube - $5 plus oil andfilter.  Sechelt Esso Service  Regular - 87.8; Premium - 91.8;  Shop labor - Flat rate $16.; Oil -  $1.40; Oil/lube - $2; plus oil and  filter  Sechelt Shell Service  Regular 87.8; Premium - 92.8;  Shop labor - $16; Oil - $1.30; Oil/  lube - $5 plus oil andfilter.  Sunnycrest Esso Service  Regular - 85.9; Premium - 90.9;  Shop labor - not released; Oil -  $1.30; Oil/lube - not released.  Peninsula Motor Products (Sechelt Gulf)  Regular - 87.9; Premium - 92.9;  Shop labor $16.; Oil - $1.40; Oil/  lube - $4.50 plus oil and filter  Madeira Park Service (Ktelndak  Gulf}  Regular - 86.9; Premium - 91.9;  Shop Labor - $12; Oil - $1.30; 03/  lube - ,$10-11.00 aO inclusive.  May Day winner  Senior Men's Softball had its  annual May Day tournament with  teams from Delta, North Vancouver, Powell River and two local  teams.  Winners were Powell  River,  followed by Roberts Creek, Plaza  International, North Vancouver;  Legion; Safeway, Delta, and Flyers, Delta.  Regular games:  May 27:  Legion 9  Windsor 2  Winning pitcher, A. Skytte.  Losing pitcher, D. Reitlo.  Home Run, P. Gaines.  Roberts Creek 12  Sechelt O.T.H. 5  Winning pitcher, G. Helmer.  This Week's Games:  June 1  Sechelt vs. Windsor at Hackett.  Legion  vs.   Sechelt  OTH  at  Brothers.  June 2  Roberts Ck. vs Windsor at R.C.  Sechelt  OTH vs.  Sechelt  at  Reserve.  June 3  Legion   vs.   Roberts   Ck.   at  Brothers.  Sakinaw se%  Initial It!  Long princess seams carve  out a new figure flattery for  you in this cap-sleeved cooler.  Embroider your initials decora-  lively in contrast color.  Printed Pattern 4701: Misses'  Sizes 8,10,12, 14,16, 18, 20.  Size 12 (bust 34) takes 254  yds. 45-inch. Transfer.  $1.00 for each pattern���  cash, cheque or money order.  Add 15t each pattern for first-  class mail and special handling. Print plainly Size, Name,  Address, Style Number. Send  to Anne Adams, Coast News,  Pattern Dept.. 60 Progress  Ave., Scarborough, Ont.  M1T4P7.  IT PAYS TO SEW���you save  so much money! Send now for  New Spring-Summer Pattern '���  Catalog! Over 100 partners,  pants, long, short styles. Free  pattern coupon, 75��,  Sew and Knit Book .....$1.25  Instant Money Crafts ... $1.00  Instant Sewing Book ....51.00  ImtantFashion Book ...$1.00  NOTES FROM PENDER H ARBOUR SBXNOARt*  yjfyTERKYLAJiGSFfOKD  and the next few a small music concert performed  by the Cloverdale stage, rock and  concert bands. Seventy members  make up the group. Their rock  band has been very kind to offer  their time to provide us with a  . free evening dance. In return, the  Students' Council has promised  them a home cooked barbecue  meal.  Well, spring hasn't inspired everyone; The annual P.H.S.S.  Sports Day wiU not be taking  place this year due to lack of interest and co-operation of all parties involved. Better hick next  year.  All types of Baby Afcoma  available from "BUhnufc",  weU presented and maaonablj  priced. Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons 886-2812  SEWEASY  4701  8-20  Cowrie St.  Sechelt  885-2725  rA*nf  .   This week,  coming up, prove to be action  packed with plans and preparations for events to come for students if Pender Harbour Secondary. Many anxiously await the  news on the writing of final exams  while others can forget these worries and look ahead to plans for  field trip activities.   7  This year, the Outdoors Club,  supervised by Ron Breadner, is  . planning a one week outing to  Murtle Lake, in B.C.'s Wells  Gray Park. This wul be taking  place on Saturday, May 29  through Sunday, June 6. Hiking  and canoeing are the big events  ' oh the agenda. We hope it will  be a rewarding experience.  Next comes the seniors' trip to  see Vancouver's world wide Habitat conference. Included in the list  of classes to attend are S.S. 11,  Typing 11,0.O. and G.B. 12, and  Geog. 12. The events will take in  two days, June 8 and 9. The first  day will include a visit to Centennial Pier, while others tour the  Duffus College of Business. Later  in the day, the whole group will  tour the Vancouver Historical In  sights. Later still, the Habitat  Forum will be explored. The day  will end with a short evening  beach supper at Jericho Beach.  On the second day, Geography 12  students will be viewing Britannia Beach mining sites while  others sit in on a County or Supreme Court charge at the Court  House and a visit to the Vancouver Provincial (police) courts.  Next Friday, June 3, P.H.S.S.  will have the.pleasure of hearing  iBUliiiil  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30a.m.���St. John's.  Davis Bay  11:15 a.m.���Gibsons  Office ��� for appointments  Tues. ���1-4  Wed. ���1-4 ���  Fri.���9:30- 12:30  886-2333  BAPTIST CHURCH  Pastor F. Napora  Office 886-2611.   Res.   885-9905  CALVARY - Park Rd.. Gibsons  SUNDAYS  Morning Worship 9:30 a.m.  Sunday School 10:45 a.m.  Evening   Fellowship   7:00   p.m.  1st. 3rd and 5th Sunday  Thursday  ��� Prayer  and   Bible  * Study 7:00 p.m.  ROMAN CATHOLIC SERVICES  Rev. T. Nicholson, Pastor  TIMES OF SUNDAY MASS  7:30 p.m. Sat. eve. at Our Lady  of Lourdes Church on  the Sechelt Indian Reserve.  9:00 a.m.  at The  Holy   Family  Church in Sechelt.  11:00 a.m. at St. Mary"s Church  in Gibsons.  Phone 885-9526  ANGLICAN  Rev. David H. P. Brown  St. Bartholomew's  Morning Service ��� 11:15 a.m.  2nd and 4th Sundays  8:00 a.m. Holy Communion  St. Aldan's  Worship Service 9:30 a.m.  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  Member P.A.O.C.  Phone 886-7107  Highway and Martin Rd.  Sunday School 9:45 a.m.  Morning Worship 11 a.m.  Evening Service 7 p.m.  Wed. Bible Study 7:30 p.m.  Pastor G. W. Foster  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  ' Sunday School 10:00 a.m.  Worship Service 11:00 a.m.  Revival 7:00 p.m.  Bible Study Wed.. 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  Services and Sunday School are  held each Sunday at 11:15 a.m. in  St. John's United Church, Davis  Bay.  Wed. Eve. Testimony 7:30 p.m.  All Welcome  Phone 885-3157 or 886-7882  BRITISH  SEAGULL  Compare Propellor Sizes  Because of the high gear ratio (as much  as 4:1) they give much more thrust than  their horsepower might indicate. Where  else can you find a 37 lb. motor that  swings an 11" Dla. 5 bladed propellor.  FOR COMPLETE SALES AND SERVICE  Trail Bay Sports Unlimited  Cowrie St.  885-2512  Sechelt  NOW 0PEN.M0NDAYS  9:00 a.m.��� *5:30 p.mi during the summer months  '���:' for your con vehienceV vv  :  Sunshine Coast Regional District  NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING  Hopkins Landing and District Specified Area  Establishment and Loan Authorization  Bylaw No. 117,1976  A bylaw to authorize the borrowing of the sum of  $70,000 to purchase Soames Hill which is approximately 21 acres of land legally described as Portion of Lot 24, Block B, D.L. 694 and approximately  81/2 acres legally described as Block 5, D.L. 693,  Plan 3920 and to cover incidental costs in connection with the acquisition of the land.  A public  follows:  Date:  Time:  Place:  information meeting wiii be held as  Thursday, June 3,1976.  7:30 p.m.  Langdale Elementary School Gym  All interested persons are invited to attend.  (Mrs.) A. G. PRESSLEY  Secretary-Treasurer.  SEAVIEW  MARKET  Lower Rd. & Hall Rd.  885-3400  COMPETITIVE IN EVERYTHING WE SELL  ANDNOW  New Summer Hours for Your Convenience  Mon.-Thurs. 10 am - 6:30 pm  Fri.-Sat 10 am - 8 pm; Sun. 10 am - 6:30 pm  THESE NEW SUMMER HOURS EFFECTIVE JUNE 1,1978  OW OPEN  '���^>ZZZ^~*g~^3,  -.*' *  i',  ��� vv  4,  ^BO-*-.** ��*W*  ��. 4* -*��4*j|  ,.     .,*  I  Gibsons Industrial Park  LOCATED ON SHAW RD., BEHIND GIBSONS MOTORS  ENQUIRIES NOW BEING TAKEN FOR RENTAL UNITS  THE STORAGE AND WAREHOUSING FACILITIES AVAILABLE A RE  IDEALLY SUITED FdR SMALL BUSINESSES  LOCATE YOUR NEW BASE OFFICE HERE WITH YOUR SUPPLIES  For More Information  886-7611 or 886-2139  ���.\  i Sunshine Coast News, June 1, 1976.  g  9  and rain or sleet  999  byDOUGSEWELL  KEF-'  *  Sunshine Painters  LET US BRIGHTEN UP YOUR LIFE  RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL  R.R. 2  886-9564  w  Free Estimates  GIBSONS  *  *  *  THE MA Y QUEENS ride in style.  Timberdays!  TV  ��� .    .   ww   _w.....w.ww w._ .  .W ���  ���X* ^*V ^A* %j^^t*%t* ^aV *j*V ^1* ^*V *X* *i* ^A* *Z* ^1* *A* *1* ^4* *i* *4* *^^ *tl^ *^^ *A* *X* ^l* %1# *A* "���X** ��1* ^l*^t  *^i *X* *T* *T* ^T* "T* ^T* ^* *T* *T* *^*^1* <^�� ^��^i^j* ��j*^^?j^��7* *j**Y**y* ^^ *T* *T* *^ t* ^* *T^ m^ *��^  THERE'S CARPET A-PLENTY  For those who want the Best for Their Home  i  MAKE SURE YOU'RE  GETTING THE BEST.  CALL THE ONES  WHO KNOW  KEN \  DeVRIES  & SON Ltd.  886-7112  1659Sunshine Coast Highway  In the Sechelt Area call on our Representative  CLARK MILLER - 885-2923  WE SPECIALIZE IN  WALL TO WALL  CARPETS  ��� Armstrong  ���Canadian Celanese  ���Crossley-Karastan  ��� Harding  ��� Hollytex  ��� Resilient Flooring  ���Armstrong Lino 8  V A. Tile  ���G A.F. Luran  ���Cushion Floor  CUSTOM DRAPES  Last weekend's Sechelt Timberdays was as popular as ever  despite a rainy Sunday which  may mean the annual event will  show a financial loss.  Sunday's events, including the  official opening ceremonies, the  war of the hoses, the soap box  derby and the variety show went  off without a hitch but by Monday  morning the weather had  changed and the parade and the  crowning of the May Queen proved a little damp for spectators  and participants alike. In the  grand old tradition of "on with  the show" the committee went  ahead with the rest of the day's  events, cancelling only the  afternoon opening of the Bavarian Beer Gardens.  Congratulations are definitely  in order for Lil Fraser and her  Timberdays committee. The weather provided some very difficult  circumstances which the committee rapidly overcame.  . Listed below are the various  events and this year's trophy  winners.  PARADE WINNEBS>  , . Judge^. Ada-Dawe* oLee^ Red^n  man, Dr. Eric Paetkau.  Commercial: Campbell's Variety; Royal Bank of Canada;  Ron Robinson's Contracting.  Comic: Staff of St. Mary's  Hospital; Post Office staff; Sechelt Fire Department.  Organizations: Sechelt Brown-  OOODjfYEAR  Polyglas Whitewalls  One low sale price  for most cars  each installed  700-13  E78-14  F78-15  A78-13  F78-14  G78-15  B78-14  G78-14  H78-15  C78-14  H78-14  D78-14  C78-15  SIZES TO FIT LARGE LUXURY  CARS AND STATION WAGONS  J78-15  L78-15  J78-14  $  5  Each,  more  Come in now and take advantage of  this special sale on Goodyear's  Custom Power Cushion Polyglas tire.  This is the tire that started Goodyear's  belted tire revolution. It's become  North America's most popular belted  tire ... over 60 million have been sold.  Now, until June 30th only, you can  buy this great Polyglas Whitewall tire  at very special sale prices and enjoy all  the benefits that made Polyglas the  favourite of so many car owners.  ��� Belted construction keeps tread  grooves open for good traction ana  handling . . . provides a stable ride.  ��� Two tough fiberglass belts hold  tread firm, reduce wear-producing  squirm to make Polyglas tires last  and last.  ��� Polyester cord body plies provide  strength and a smooth, no-thump  ride.  �� The durable tread has hundreds of  angled biting edges for sure-footed  grip.  At these prices.. .Join the revolution  Sale ends June 30  ies; St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary; Sechelt Cubs.  Hones: Cheryl Stranaghan and  Holly Comeau; Reeves Ranch  group ��� Kelly Reeves, Joan Wallace, Karen Haywood, Pearl Le  Warne; Mary Connors and the  Robin Hood Band.  Bands: Elphinstone School;  Navy League, Norm Vancouver.  Children: Kamy Thomas; Jason  Thomas; Terry Lynn Law.  Miscellaneous: Ventures  group; Bethel Youth Group.  DISPLAY AND STAFF COMPETITION: Sponsored by Campbell's Variety.  Display: J & C Electronics.  Staff: Celia Midnight.  Principal Judge, Roland Hawes  ENDURO:  Under 125: Martin Knutson;  Paul Phillips; Dwane Anderson;  Darcy Roberts.  Over 125: Brian Lucas; Martin  Buchanan; D. Setchneld; Allan  Colliepriest.  CAR RALLY  Winners, Driver Rodger Cox,  Navigator     Trevor     Johnston.,  Score 393 out of 563, Sponsor J &  C Electronics.  CHILDREN'S SPORTS  Sponsor, Uncle Mick  Best Boy Athlete award, Tied  for 1st place, G. Lyson and J.  Brackett.  Best Girl Athlete: C.  Debs  Santos.  SOAPBOXDERBY:  Best overall soapbox: Teddy  Brackett.  Class A (13-15 yean) Sylvia  Webb.  Class B (11-12 years); Robin  Snalgone.  Class C (10 & under): George  Webb.  LOGGERS SPORTS:  limited Power Saw ��� Brian  Shearing.  Men's Axe Throw ��� Ron  Brackett.  Standing Block Chop ��� Brad  Lance.  Ladles Nafl Driving ��� Bergliot  Solberg.  Unlimited Power Saw ��� Spencer Wigard.  One Man Backing ��� John  Pinkster.  Two Lady Backing ��� Team of  Edwardson and Bothwell.  Ladles' Axe Throw ��� Laurie  Tyson.  Two Man Bucking ��� Team of  Coture and Shearing.  Tree Climbing ��� Ernie Fallis.  Lady Logger of the Day ���  Bergliot Solberg.        .  Logger of the Day ��� Brian  Coture of Squamish.  MAY QUEENS AND  CEREMONIES:  Sunday's Master of Ceremonies: Aid. Morgan Thompson.  Monday's Master of Ceremonies: Andy Gray.  May Queen:.Lynn Creighton.  Attendants: Gloria Joe, Sherri  Young.  Flower Girls: Tina Clarke,  Tricia Nelson, Rachel Pinchbeck  and Becky Cavalier.  Gift Bearer: Ian Emery.  Retiring Queen: Becky Goodwin.  Attendants:' Sherri Eberle,  Elsie Kingston.  Coastal Tires  1 mile west of Gibsons  CHARGEX     MASTERCHARGE  886-2700  \,  ,.    ' i  LOCAL PIPE BAND leads off the procession  8  THE AXE THROW ��� won by Ron Brackett  Sound Construction  N    X  Carpen ter-Contractor  N        -V  Interior Finishing  \      ^  House. Framing  Concrete Form work  Gary Wallinder    886-9976  Box 920       Gibsons^V  SECHELT RCMP dig out red coats for the occasion  1/  -'���*!-'- C*B*C* traffic tie up  The CBC Beachcombers' crew  has run afoul of Gibsons Council  by failing to secure permission to  stop and re-route traffic around  the Molly's Landing site.  Aid. Bill Lang stated that he  had noticed the crew tying. up  traffic during peak periods and  felt that the CBC schedule should  be flexible enough to allow a normal flow at times of maximum  traffic.  Mayor Larry Labonte agreed  with Lang and Village Clerk Jack  Copland was asked to contact the  crew and see whether or not an  amicable settlement could be  reached.  $500 for tourist booth  Sechelt Village council has  agreed to supply $500 of the  $5,000 needed to run the local  tourist booth operated by the  Chamber of Commerce. The  booth operates from June to Sep  tember and supplies information  on local attractions and services.  The council agreed that it was a  worthwhile effort and thanked the  chamber for its work.  ppocwioocacaocKSCKaooqeaoparaooooacaoawaog  GIBSONS FISH MARKET  FLEA MARKET  The first market was such a success that we would  like to thank everyone who took pari.  By popular demand we will be sponsoring  another Flea Market, same place, same time, on  Sunshine Coast News, June 1,1976.  7  (ower to the flowers  by CAROLYNN  B1CHLEK  SUNDAY, JUNE 6 ���   See You There  aoocwoooocPBoaBoooooqpaaoooPc  MSBvl  Bootlegger blues  Hungry Hffls by George Ryga.  Taknbooks ��1974. Paperback,  $4.95  George Ryga is a prominent  Canadian novelist, ' dramatist,  poet and screenwriter. He is the  author of "The Ecstasy of Rita  Joe."  Hungry Hills describes life in  a fictitious small prairie fanning  community in the 1950s. It centres around the characters of Snit  Mandolin and Johnny Swift.  Snit has just returned home following five years absence. He  meets and joins forces with Johnny Swift, his former'friend, and  they set themselves up as bootleggers. The community is an extremely poor one, as a result of  many years of poor weather and  poorer crops. They are suspicious of the sudden affluence exhibited by Snit and Johnny.  This book is the story of the'  tragedy which their lives became,  and the forces which lead them to  this end ��� forces of poverty,  bigotry, parochial attitudes, and  religious zealousness.  Hungry Hills has been highly  acclaimed in Canada, Britain and  the Soviet Union. It was published with assistance from the  Canada Council.  Hungry Hills is available from  , Books and Stationery, Sechelt.  ALETTA GILKER and  Mary Brooke, founders  of the Sunshine Coast  Music and Drama Festival, presented George  Cooper with a plaque  thanking him for his efforts on behalf of the festival last week.  Plants were the first living  things on earth. They have been  outside for millions of years;  now they're moving inside, into  the home.  . People who grow plants love  them. They are like friends or  children, and they don't argue  or talk back. Watching them grow  and thrive is reassuring, plants  give comfort. Why else would  people bring plants to the sick  and infirm?  If I had my way my house  would look like a jungle filled with  every kind of growth imaginable.  I love watching plants sending  forth new sprouts or leaves.  It's like viewing creation, the  wonder of birth.  I 've just been reading the most  marvelous book, Ihe Secret Life  of Plants, by Peter Tompkins and  Christopher Bird. From this book  I've learned that talking to my  plants isn't crazy at all. In fact  it's quite healthy for the plants.  Plants respond to our thoughts  and feelings. When a plant is  hooked up to a polygraph, a lie  detector, its emotional responses  can be recorded. Negative feelings and acts cause plants to  withdraw and whither, while  thinking and acting in positive  ways brings about growth patterns. So you see you can talk to  your philodendron and have it  grow larger and healthier.  Some people seem to have a  black thumb. Everything they  plant dies, when they look at a  plant you can almost see it wilt.  The plants must be picking up  Arts council meeting  Mini-bus meeting June 2  The second annual public meeting of the Mini-bus Operating  Committee will beheld on June 2  at 7:30 p.m. at the Sechelt Senior  Citizens HaU.  Hugh Duff, chairman of the  committee explained last week  that the meeting is being held to  explain the mini-bus to those residents who have questions about  how to use the service or what  services are supplied. Duff added  that the mini-bus has become an  integral part of the Sunshine  Coast communities in the year  and a half it has been operating and that the service is now  here to stay.  The provincial government recently pledged to continue aid to  the mini-bus operation even  though they were cutting back on  general resources board financing.  VON'S CONSTRUCTION  FRAMING CONTRACTORS  COMMERCIAL  RESIDENTIAL  &  ADDITIONS  VANCOUVER ���254-2820  RENOVATIONS  &  ROOFING  GIBSONS ��� 886-7-420 or 886-9187  New books in Library  ADULT NONFICHON  Biography:  Malta Spitfire by George Beurling and Leslie Roberts.  The Verdict by Hildegard Knef.  Canadians:  Woman of the Paddle Song by Elizabeth Clutton-Brock,  Health: " , .". ���- !-'-������-���' '���-:?- '������-'��� ������-;-_;;;  American Folk Medicine by Clarence Meyer. "^ ^'::'"'  FICTION  Carriage 7, Seat 15 by Claude Aveline.  Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke.  Nails by R. Lance Hill.  The Ninth Man by John Lee.  7 The End of Someone Else's Rainbow by Robert Rossner.  The Prometheus Crisis by Thomas N. Scortia and Frank M.  Robinson.  Gypsy in Amber by Martin Smith.  A Trout in the Milk by Michael Underwood.  The annual general meeting of  the Sunshine Coast Arts Council  was held Wednesday at Whitaker  House in Sechelt. Members expressed their concern at the meeting over the $100 increase in  rent from the current rate of  $300 they have been asked to pay  for Whitaker House. Motions  were moved to look into the possible use of the lots owned by the  Village of Sechelt across from  Hackett Park and to get an estimate on the cost of moving Whitaker House to. another location.  A motion was also passed to  look into the feasibility of Clarke  Stedner submitting a proposal for  a cultural centre in the Roberts  Creek recreational site.  The members decided to send a  letter to Hayden Killam and Dr.  J. P. Perry, owners of Whitaker  House, explaining the losses the  Arts Council suffered in the past  year and the manner in which  they distributed the funds they  had received from the B.C. Cultural Fund. It was suggested that  Mr. Killam be asked if he would  give Whitaker House to the Arts  Council, as he had stated earlier  Opera  Local resident Ev Vernon took  offoh a trip to Britain last week to  see her daughter Lyn perform on  tour with the English National  Opera Company.  Lyn', formerly of Gibsons and  an Elphinstone graduate, is playing the lead in the company's  performances of Carmen and Der  Rosencavalier. Lyn has been on  tour with the company since mid-  April. Ev left last Thursday and  will be away for two weeks.  to the press, when the property  on which the house sks is sold.  Election of a new board of directors took place at Wednesday  night's meeting. Elected for another two year term are Doris  Crowston and Vivian Chamberlin.  Three new directors were also selected. They are Peter Williams,  Yvette Kent and June Boe.  Valerie Kettle performed three  colorful dances for the entertainment' of the members. Her  first selection, Partner Doll, was  an amazing dance accomplished  with a child size doD for her partner. Valerie is this year's winner  of the annual scholarship of $150.  Jeff Birkin, last year's scholarship winner, favored the council  with several selections on his  trumpet. Debby Middleton was  warmly applauded after she expertly displayed her skill in ballet.  something negative in their personality. If you are one of these  people you had better take a long  look at your attitude, perhaps it  needs some renovation, a transplanting of sorts.  Plants are .marvelous. Sometimes when I really feel low I  go outside and sit in the grass or  smell the flowers or both. It's  great therapy. I come in feeling  happy, full of love and beauty.  Nature is a fulfilling part of life.  Even yard work though physically  tiring can give great pleasure and  peace of mind.  There is such a thing as flower  power. Men have been gaining  ladies' affections for years with  them. A plant or bouquet always  helps a husband to win back an  angry wife.  Besides not being able to survive on this planet, the world  would be an exceptionally drab  place if there were no plants.  Here on the Sunshine Coast we  have an abundance of flora,and  fauna. I'll take the flora inside  and out everytime. Have you told  your favorite plant that you love  it this week? Take a dogwood to  lunch.  For all your Carpets  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  ��� AUTOMOTIVE  SERVICES  NEED TIRES?  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  attheS-BENDSon  Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  Automotive-Parts  Sales and Service  ���Rotor lather service lor disc  Brakes and Drum Brakes  ��� Valve and Seat Grinding  .     ALL MAKES SERVICED  DATSUN SPECIALISTS  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  AL JAMIESON  Gibsons Phone 886-7919  ��� BUILDING  SUPPLIES (Cont)  ���BANKS  ROYAL BANK  OFCANADA  GIBSONS   Branch-Ph.   886-2201  SECHELT  Branch-Ph.   885-2201  HOURS  :;   Gihsons.Mon - Thurs.  10 a.m. -3 p.m.  '���.���:   Fri.)l0a.m. -6p.m.  Sechelt: Tues - Thurs.  10a.m. -3p.m.  Fri., 10a.m. -6p.m.  Sat?, 10a.m. -3 p.m.  ��� BUILDING  SUPPLIES  WINDSOR  PLYWOOD  (THE PLYWOOD PEOPLE)  ''���;��� Construction Plywood  Fancy Panels  Doors; Bifolds, Insulation  ., Sidings  and all Accessories  Delivery  Highway 101, Gibsons  Phone 886-9221  L & H SWANSON Ltd  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations  Porpoise Bay Road  885-9666, Box 172, Sechelt, B.C.  TWIN CREEK  LUMBER  & BUILDING  SUPPLIES Ltd.  Everything for your building  Needs  Free Estimates  Phone 886-2291-2  ��� BULLDOZING  BACKHOE  :   CUSTOM  BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage  Waterlines, etc.  Ph. 885-2921 Roberts Creak  BOUTIN  BULLDOZING  Clearing ��� Landscaping  Backhoe Work  Phone 886-9824  R:R. 1 Gibsons  ��� CABINET MAKING  OCEANSIDE  FURNITURE  & CABINET SHOP  Hardwood Specialists  Custom   Designed   Furniture  ' Kitchen and Bathroom  Cabinetry  Remodelling  R. BIRKIN  Beach   Ave.,   Roberts  Creek  Phone 885-3417  ��� CLEANERS  YOU CAN SAVE MONEY  COIN-OP CLEANERS  By the Garment or  By the Load  Sunnycrest Plaza Gibsons  ��� CONSTRUCTION  GIBSONS  BUILDING SUPPLIES  (1971) LTD.  ALL BUILDING MA TERIALS  READY-MIX  CONCRETE-GRAVEL  GENERAL PAINT  Highway 101 -Gibsons  886-2642 886-7833  ��� DISPOSAL  SERVICES  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  , Port Mellon toOle'sCove  886-2938 885-9973  Commercial Containers  available  ELECTRICIANS  ��ut*t electric lib.  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  V0N3A0  ��� ELECTRICIANS (Cont'd)  SIM ELECTRIC Ltd.  Electrical Contractor  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  <ti)\BE ELECTRIChd  ���J  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  ���    NURSERY  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE CO A ST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees  . Peat Moss &. Fertilizer  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying  Phone 886-2684  ��� PAINTING  At the sign of the Chevron  HILL'S  '��������� MACHINESHOP  & Marine Service Ltd  Arc and Acty. Welding  Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating  Automotive - Marine Repair  ,.;.'. Marine Ways  Phone 886-7721  Res. 886-9956  ��� MOVING &  STORAGE  LENWRAY'S  TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage  Complete Packing  Packing Materials for Sale  Member Allied Van Lines  Phone 886-2664 - R.R. 1, Gibsons  ABC  GENERAL PAINTING  SPRAY-BRUSH-ROLL  1    Call 886-2512  ��� PAVING  COAST PAVING  i   PAVINGFROM DRIVEWAYS  TOHIGHWAYS  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  tSEASJDE PLUMBING  ?;   PLUMBING - PIPEFITTING  STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  Al! 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  Tom 886-7834  ��� RETAIL  stag's :��**'d>  c  &  s  HARDWARE,  APPLIANCES  Sechelt ��� 885-9713  ��� T.V.& RADIO  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  REFRIGERATIONS.  MAJOR APPLIANCE  SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Used Refrigerators for Sale  Res. 886-9949  ��� RETAIL STORES  MISS BEE'S  Card and Gift Shop  Wharf Rd.. Sechelt  P.0lB0)c213        Ph. 885-9066  Coutts-Hallmark Cards &  wrappings, Gifts. Picture.  Puzzles; English Bone China  cups, saucers, etc.  Boutique Items  Local Artists' Paintings  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES  NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE  TO ALL MAKES  SEWEASY  Cowrie St.  Sechelt 885-2725  J&CELECTRONICS  & APPLIANCES  Charles (Chuck) Stephens  SALES and SERVICE  INGLIS a PHILIPS  MARINE ELECTRONICS  Across from Red <& White ���  Sechelt 885-2568  ��� ROOFING  STANHILSTAD  ROOFING  DUROID, SHAKES  OR REROOFING  R.R.1, Port Mellon Highway  Gibsons Phone 886-2923  ���SURVEYORS  ROY& WAGENAAR  B.C. LAND  .SURVEYORS  CIVIL ENGINEERS  Marine Building -Wharf Street  Box 609, Sechelt, B.C.  885-2332  ROBERT W.ALLEN  B.C.LAND SURVEYOR  Sechelt Lumber Building  Wharf St., Box 607  Sechelt, B.C.  Off ice 885-2625        Res. 885-9581  ��� TV & RADIO (cont)  PAJAK  ELECTRONICS  CO. LTD.  RCA & ELECTROHOME  Authorized Dealer  Sales and Service  886-7333 Gibsons  ��� TRAILER PARK  SUNSHINE COAST  TRAILER PARK  1 Mile West of Gibsons, Hi way  Laundromat  Extra Large Lots  and Recreation area  Parklike Setting  Phone 886-9826  ��� TREE 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   building         ��� TRUCKING  NEVENS' TV  Service Depot for  PHILIPS ��� ZENITH  PANASONIC ��� ADMIRAL  FLEETWOOD DEALER  MASTERCHARGE  Phone 886-2280  MIDNIGHT  TRUCKING  GRAVEL ���FILL  ROAD MULCH ��� DRAIN ROCK  R.R. 2, Gibsons, B.C.  Ph. 886-7864  ��� WELDING  B. MacK WELDING  BRADMacKENZIE  Portable Welding  886-7222  >  >\  \ 8  Sunshine Coast News, June 1, 1976.  KIWANIS CLUB PRESIDENT Mickey Parsey handed  over a cheque for $653.73 to Peter Prescesky, Chairman  of the Sunshine Coast Music and Drama Festival last  week. This cheque completes the transfer of all funds  from the club to the festival who will now be looking after  their own finances.  UBC grads  Provincial Court News  Four Sunshine Coast students  received academic degrees at the  University of British Columbia's  Spring Congregation on May 26,  27 and 28.  The three-day ceremony was  held in the university's War  Memorial Gymnasium.  The sole Gibsons graduate for  this session was Cameron Her-  cus, son of Captain and Mrs. T.  F.  Hercus. Cameron graduated  with a Bachelor of Commerce.  The three Sechelt grads who  donned cap and gown to receive  their degrees were Sheahan Ben-  nie. Heather Johnson and Paul  Moritz. Sheahan and Heather  picked up Bachelors of Arts with  majors in French and Slavonic  studies respectively. Paul Moritz  received his Master of Arts  degree.  Your Office Equipment &  Stationery Supplies Centre  03^  MftftttM '  RENTALS  Office Supplies and  Stationery  Filing Cabinets  Office Furniture  Typewriters ��� Adler, SCM,  Olympia, Olivetti  Calculators��� Miida  ��� Complete Stenographic Services  ��� Telephone Answering Service  -��� Gestetner Reproductions  ��� Electronic Stencil Cutting  ��� Printing  (5)echelt  Wharf Road, Sechelt  ff ice (S)ervice  P.O. BOX 883  A charge of speeding on Wharf  Road in Sechelt to Francis Small-  wood of Sechelt, was dismissed  Wednesday in provincial court for  lack of accurate and sufficient evidence. Judge C. I. Walker said  tlie case was a "lawyer's delight"  that some errors had been made  by the constable laying the charge  and there was a possibility that  more had occurred.  Cristal Douglas of Coquitiam  pleaded guilty to a charge of theft  under $200. Miss Douglas was  reported to have stolen a life ring  from the Queen of Langdale as  she disembarked from the ferry  at the Langdale terminal. Judge  Walker gave her a conditional  discharge. Miss Douglas must  keep the . peace and remain  outside the Sechelt Peninsula  area for one year.  Gibsons RCMP reported that  Craig  Stewart Norris,  18,  was  Figures  drop  SCRD Building Inspector H.  Morris Reade has reported that  the construction of single family  dwellings is down to 18 from 24 in  April, 1975. The installation of  mobile homes is also down from  three in May 1975 to two in May  1976. All other figures are similarly declining except the additions and alterations category  which is up to six from four last  year.  Total construction value for  May 1976 is $679,000 compared  to $1,205,000 in April, 1975.  SUNSHINE COAST REGIONAL DISTRICT  Notice of Public Hearing  BY-LAW 96 - LAND USE REGULATION  Pursuant to Section 703 of the Municipal Act, a public hearing will be held  on Monday, June 7, 1976, 7:30 p.m. at the Regional District offices, 1238  Wharf Street, Sechelt, to consider Sunshine Coast Regional District Land  Use Regulation By-law No. 96, 1975. All those who deem their interest in  property to be affected by the by-law shall be afforded an opportunity to be  heard on matters contained in the by-law.  The intent of By-law 96 is to improve and standardize the regulation of  the use of land, including the location and use of buildings, in Electoral  Areas A, B, C, D, E and F of the Regional District. This by-law will replace  Sunshine Coast Regional District Zoning By-law No. 35,1970.  By-law 96 divides the Regional District into residential, commercial,  industrial, rural and public zones, and establishes regulations applicable in  each zone. The metric system of measurement is adopted, with suitable  changes to numerical standards now in By-law 35 pertaining to such matters  as building height, setbacks, and site areas. Lot size will not be regulated  in By-law 96 but will be dealt with in a Subdivision By-law. The policies of  the Islands Trust and the B.C. Land Commission are incorporated in By-law  96. Zone boundaries will be adjusted, where necessary, to remove certain  inconsistencies and non-conforming uses.  Take notice that the above is not deemed to be an interpretation of this  By-law. By-law 96 may be inspected at the Regional District offices, 1238  Wharf Street, Sechelt, during office hours, namely 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Monday to Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Thursday and Friday.  Sunshine Coast Regional District  Box 800, Sechelt, B.C.  885-2261  A. G. PRESSLEY  Secretary-Treasurer.  seen consuming alcohol in a public place. He was fined $15 for  being a minor in possession of alcohol.  Brian Glass of Sechelt pleaded  guilty in Provincial Court to being  impaired while driving. Mr. Glass  had a blood alcohol reading of  0.12. The court was told that Mr.  Glass was polite and cooperative  when stopped. He was fined  $250.  A plea of guilty to possession  of marijuana brought a conditional discharge for six months to  Wayne Douglas Kasper Bolen.  Bolen was told not to possess or  be in the company of persons who  use narcotics. Judge Walker said  that as far as he was concerned  this was a once in a life time remedy. A conditional discharge  means no criminal record will be  kept of the incident if the terms  of the discharge are upheld.  Unpaid water bills  The SCRD has accepted a Public Utilities Committee recommendation to amend the present  water rates and regulations bylaw  to impose a 10% penalty on any  unpaid water bills after July 31 of  each year. The recommendation  however will not apply for the current financial year.  Another recommendation adopted at last Thursday night's  meeting called for the Works Superintendent to be given the power to install water meters on properties where there are flagrant  violations of the sprinkling regulations. The board asked that the  superintendent use the utmost  discretion in applying this power  and further agreed that the action  must be approved by the district supervisor.  Plans get approval  Plans for the conversion of  Sechelt Elementary's gymnasium  were presented to school trustees  at Thursday night's meeting by  Vancouver architect George Killick. Killick said no major alterations would be necessary in the  basic structure of the building.  New fire exits are to be added,'  the ceiling will be lowered to  11 feet from its present 18 foot  height, and the stage will become  a multi-purpose area, suitable for  display. Trustees moved that the  Killick sketch plans be submitted  to the department of education.  Killick estimated the modifica  tions to cost about $43,000. He  said, however, that the price  could be modified if it exceeds  budget allotments. ���  School trustees also learned  from Killick that construction of  Sechelt Junior Secondary School  was proceeding at a good pace.  The building would be substantially completed by July 30. Some  difficulties have been discovered  in the installation of the sewage  disposal system, but this is not  expected to create any major  delays.  ���  A bid is currently out to provide  carpeting in the new classrooms.  NOTICE  The Ministry of Transport has circulated the  following Notice to Shipping, issued by District  Manager, Victoria, B.C.  Notship '0989'��� VANCOUVER ISLAND - EAST  COAST- GEORGIA STRAIT-JERVIS INLET  B.C. Hydro and Power Authority advise that a  submarine cable has been established in the  Skookumchuk Narrows - Jervis Inlet Area.  The cable extends from approximately B.C.  Packers position: 49 deg. 45' 36" N 123 deg.  55' 18" W on a line 214 deg. T to position  49 deg. 45' 22" N 123 deg. 55' 42" W. Cable  warning signs have been erected at terminal  sights and mariners are requested to avoid  anchoring or dragging 1000 feet either side  of this line.  N.M.R.  The cable is supplying service to the residents  on the other side of the Skookumchuck. Your cooperation to ensure that this installation is not  damaged when using this Waterway is greatly appreciated. Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at the  Sechelt Office by phoning 885-2211.  E. HENSCH  District Manager.  Canada Week is fast approaching  and Sechelt Village council has  suggested that residents should  soon start planning projects to  celebrate the occasion. The week  begins June 25 and ends July 1.  Some activities proposed by Ottawa- are the organization of social  gatherings, displays and essay  contests around a . Canadian  theme. Further suggestions include: outings, sporting events,  and the wearing of Canadian flag  lapel pins.  It is also hoped that National  Film Board productions will be  shown in the community to get  the public acquainted with the  work of Canadian film makers.  Canada Week is also Fly the  Flag week. Fly the flag from  ^rour residence or business, and  think Canadian.  The Sechelt council hopes that  both children and seniors will begin to make preparations tor the  coming event and make it a great  success. The above are just some  of the many possible ways in  which to celebrate the occasion.  Let's make Canada Week a colorful affair in our communities.  Last Tuesday I came to school  with both hands bandaged. That  is the reason why Elphevents was  not in last week. Let me explain.  On Friday last I was ambling  down the hall as is my wont,- when  I happened on a friend who hap-  . pens to wear this Tyee Airways  hat. He is very attached to it.  Knowing this full well, I foolishly  snatched it off his curly dome.  Amazed that I had actually been  able to reach that high, I stood  there foolishly. Then my friend  kicked at my hand in a halfhearted attempt to dislodge the  cap from said appendage. He succeeded. My hand, not really  harmed yet, went flying, (still  attached to my body) into a locker  door at a precarious angle.  All fine and well. The clinic  said    it    wasn't   broken,   just  Swap  gets  go ahead  Stella Mutch of the Coast Family Society was granted permission by the SCRD to hold a swap  meet on D.L. 1506, next to the  Sunshine Coast Golf and Country  Club, at last Thursday night's  regular board meeting. The swap  meet is scheduled for June 13 and  all proceeds will go towards the  building of an adventure playground on that she.  by D.J. HAUKA  sprained. So I got it bandaged.  Then I had to go to work. My left  hand had to do the work my  right hand wasn't up to. In the  course of the evening, it began to  ache, and when on Sunday we  moved a few dozen TV chassis  at home, it went completely.  Beautiful, I hope you all had a  good laugh, hah, hah. But now I  have to review everything that  has happened while I have been  idle.  Since then we have had an assembly. Mr. Montgomery was  pretty upset about' the walls.  You see we have finally got them  painted (then we only had a base  coat on) and a lot of zeroes went  and put their grubby feet all over  them. '  The problem vanished when we  returned this week to find the  walls around the gym were bright  yellow. The next day, one hall  was green, and the foyer turned  orange overnight. No one dares  go near them.  While we are on the topic of  improvements, (Funny, I had the  distinct impression we were on  the topic of Capricorn, or something like that). The courtyard is  rolling along fine. Yes, the miracles you can accomplish with  Shepherd casters. But no, the  courtyard is looking better everyday. Thanks very much to everyone who donated their plants,  time and shovels, and especially  to Mr. and Mrs. McKown, without whom it wouldn't have been  possible to achieve.  I've said before it's not easy  writing . these columns every  week. It's positively ruinous  sometimes. For instance, look at  Jamie McPhedran ��� she refuses  to say anything in my presence  for fear it will end up in the newspaper. (Well, Jamie, you were  right.)  People seem to love to have  their names in print, but not if  they are being themselves. It's  like Candid Camera.  I would like to take this opportunity to warn you that I shall not  be writing anymore in a couple of  weeks (now, now, don't all of  you sigh with relief). It sounds  like a hurricane. No school) no  column. (Egad washed up already 1)  This Friday we learned that  they will be holding an election  for the student council. Instead of  waiting two months next term for  a council, we wiU have one the  moment we get back in September. (I would also like to announce  at this time, my candidacy for  President. I know you will all vote  for me and usher in a new era of  student inactivity. Thank you I).  Oh, yes, plug your ears, Gibsons. There's going to be another  dance at Elphinstone. This time  it's on June 11, featuring  "Tank." So that's what's b'eefi  happening at Elphie this week|  Exciting, eh? Have a good day.   f,  A charge of speeding against  Benjamin John Birt of Burnaby  was upheld in court. It was reported that Birt was exceeding  the 30 mph speed limit on Reed  Road.  Local resident Ernest H. Johnson pleaded guilty to refusing to  take a breathalyzer test, and was  fined $200. A charge of impaired  driving was stayed by the court.  Few people realize that recent  changes have been made to the  Criminal Code with regards to impaired driving. First offenders  can now be fined a maximum of  $2,000. The amount the convicted  driver must pay depends on the  discretion of the judge. Though  first offenders are usually asked  to pay about $500 the presiding  judge may enforce a much suffer  penalty. Criminal records on the  Sunshine Coast show a great  .number of. convictions for impaired driving.  L  Fruit Cocktail  Pink Salmon  CO-OP  28 oz.  CO-OP  73/4 oz.  65'  85'  Bayer Aspirins  Orange Crystals  200s  RISE'N SHINE  4-3V*oz.  Detergent Powder &A���ONIEf. 79  '1.39  75*  '1.05  55*  '1.49  Puffed Rice  Coffee  FREY BENTOS  12 oz.  CO-OP  10pint  MAXWELL HOUSE  1 lb.  BLUE BONNET  3 lb.  Skim Milk Powder  Margarine  Sandwich Spread  Whole Dills  CO-OP  3 lb.  KRAFT  16 oz.  BICK'S  32 oz.  Cat Food  Briquettes  Liquid Detergent ^OL,VE*f. f 3  PAMPER  61/2 0Z.  KINGSFORD  101b.  '2.19  '1.59  75'  93'  3/69'  '1.59  POrk SteakS    From young pork M.29lb.  Ground Beef 79* b  DinnBt H&tn Boneless *2.19lb.  Baron of Beef    Roast $1l69  lb.  Hot House Tomatoes*^ 69* ,b  Cauliflower        can no V     49* ea  Long English Cukes j^n 49*  ea  Lemons  SUNKISTFancv 3 I  Prices Effective June 3, 4,5  fV.<'.q  pfifc  inn:  GIBSONS   B.C.   WE RESERVE THE RIOHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES      89R.2522  i  t:  \/  ' 's  pi

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