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 Provincial Library,  Victoria, B. C.  byDOUGSEWELL  Five representative of the various local governments in the  Sunshine Coast and Powell Riv-  | er regions are attempting to organize a meeting with Transport  and Communication Minister  Jack Davis to make known their  opposition to the increases of up  to 217% in the Howe Sound -  Jems Inlet Ferry service as an-  'nounced by Davis last Monday.  At Tuesday's Gibsons council  meeting Mayor Labonte stated  that he had agreed to the proposal and Alderman Stu Metcalfe added that he believed the  Horseshoe Bay - Langdale run  was .virtually self sufficient and  that we were in effect subsidizing the. Vancouver Island ser-.  vices.    . ���   v  At Sechelt council it was  noted that the move will cause  many hardships to those who  depend on Vancouver for vital  services, will raise the cost of  goods in local stores and will  have a severe effect on the local  tourist trade which supports  much of the population. Sechelt  Mayor Harold Nelson agreed  that it was necessary to have an  audience with the minister and  hoped that Powell River council  and the Powell River Regional  District would join the two villages and the SCRD at the talks.  The new fares announced by  Davis last week eliminate the  commuter fare and raise theTper  passenger rate from the present  $2 by a 100% increase to $4 for  the double ferry trip. For all  passenger vehicles under 6'5"  in height the rate will go to $10  per vehicle and $4 per driver, an  increase of 75% for regular traffic and 133% for commuter card  holders.  For passenger 'and recreational vehicles over 6'5" the  rate will go to $15 per vehicle  with an additional $4 per driver  for a total of $19 for the double  ferry trip to Powell River or  return trip from Horseshoe Bay  to Langdale, an increase of  217% for those who currently  hold commuter cards. Trailers  will jump from the current $6  plus 65* per foot to a base rate  of $10 plus 75* per foot over the  20 foot limit. Motorcycles will <  double to $4 but bicycles wiU  still go free.  Commercial vehicles, though  not hit as hard as private users,  will rise by an average 37%, a  price hike which will be passed  along to local.residents by way  of increases in freight rates for  local merchants. The bus fares  will remain virtually unaffected,  except for the $2 passenger increase. .       -   -  ,  MLA Don Lockstead, as NDP  transport critic, has been  strongly opposed to the increases since the intention to review  the rates was announced in  February. " -   .  In a press statement issued  last Monday Lockstead claimed  that the increases "pose a serious threat to the standard of  living of residents of Vancouver  Island and the Mainland coast,"  Lockstead went on to claim that .  at a time when all levels of government are calling for restraint that increases in the cost  of travel on public ferries are  reprehensible and entirely unacceptable.  The MLA also claimed that  the increases in commercial  ' rates will have to be passed  along to the consumer and that a  major reduction in tourist travel  to ferry serviced areas will follow the increases.  Robert Christopher, manager  of Peninsula Transport's Vancouver office informed Coast  News that the new increases will  mean a raise of approximately  four percent in the cost of local  freight. Through bulk buying  the cost of food should remain  fairly, constant as the suppliers  pay the freight bill, but the cost  of catalogue ordering and larger purchases from local merchants will reflect this rise in  transportation costs.  Undoubtedly the most severe  affect of Davis's proposal will be  the damage to the local tourist  industry as a result of the  higher fares. Few families are  going to be willing to lay out the  necessary $25-$30 for ferry travel for a long weekend on the  Sunshine Coast. Larry Curtis of  Lowe's Resort at Madeira Park  feels that a decrease of 25% in  j camper and trailer traffic will  hit the Pender Harbour area and  that many summer residents  may be forced to reconsider  their position. Other local developers and real estate men also  expect that there could be quite  a few summer residences up for  sale in the near future. Curtis  added that on top of a surplus of  camper spots the resort owners  may also be faced with a shortage of rental accommodation on  the long weekends when many  tourists will feel it isn't worthwhile to" bring their trailers or ���  campers for such a short stay.  The main worry of the resort  owners however, is the threat of  strike which is also plaguing  the ferry fleet. If the loss of  business from a strike is added  to the loss of revenue from the  increases many,of the local resorts may be forced out of business.  . John Hoff of Madeira Marina  echoes Curtis's comments but  does not share his colleague's  optimism. Hoff feels that the decrease in camper and trailer  business will be dose to 50%,  and that half the resort's trailer  spots could be permanently vacant, except at peak periods, because of the increase.  Other local services such as  the Sechelt Host Rent-a-car and  a number of tourist oriented  restaurants will also feel the  pinch. Many local business  owners are seriously considering cutting back on their usual  hiring of summer staff because  of the coming decrease in business.  In interviews conducted on  Thursday many local residents  expressed the idea that the in-  (Continued on Page 3)  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  Volume 29, Number 19  May 11,1976  15* par copy  on newsstands  LAST WEEK'S WEATHER  Low  Hkjh  Rata  Mayl  May2  May 3  May 4  MayS  May 6  May7  Week's rainfall 24.8mm     1976 -582.8mm  OC  20C  16.5mm  9C  12C  ,20mm  7C  15C  2.0mm  7C  12C  4.3mm  6C  15C  nil  6C  ISC  ml  7C  16C  nil  Late night runs  on new schedule?  A proposed schedule made  available last week by B.C. Ferries sources adds two new ferries  to the Langdale - Horseshoe Bay  run and institutes late night sailings from both sides of Howe  -Sound.  The new timetable shows the  Queen of New Westminster making twelve trips per day and  either the Queen of Tsawwassen  or the Queen of Langdale making  the other 14 dairy sailings.  Schedule changes include the  elimination of the 6:45 a.m. sailing from Langdale and addition of  a late night sailing from Horse-  show Bay at 12:30 a.m. and Langdale at 11:20 p.m. on Fridays,  Sundays and Holidays. The 7:55  and   8:40   a.m.   sailings  eliminated in favor of * 9:00 a.m.  ": ;IWli-:;';7X/./:': :���;������ 77;.;.���' t*l .:��� 7---/V ._  :    The schedule listed below is not  an official B.C. Ferries timetable.  At this point it is intended merely  to show what.the B.C. Ferries  management are planning to institute. If the proposed schedule  is put into service it wul become  effective on May 20.  CODE - NW - Queen of New  Westminster/ LT - Queen of  Langdale or Queen, of Tsawwans-  sen/.rir - Fridays, Sundays and  Holidays only.  langdale  0530 NW  0745 NW  0900 LT  1010 NW  1120 LT  1300 NW  1340 LT  1520 NW  1615 LT  7174Q NW  1840 tTv  2100 ttf  2320LT*  HoneahoeBay  0635 NW  0900 NW  1010 LT  1120 NW  1230 LT  1410 NW  1450 LT,  1630 NW>  1725 LT  7il8S��hKW ^  / '1950 fcf "  S 22ialT    "  0030 LT*  Proposed year round schedule,!  Horseshoe Bay- Langdale service  Labonte crticizes  board for tax hikes  Gibsons Mayor Larry Labonte  mildly criticized the school board  last week for the board's,decision  to increase the district's education budget by a further 6.18  mills. The mayor made a statement to this effect at last Tues- ',  day night's regular council meeting after noting that the village's  budget had remained at 29.40  mills while the village still  managed to increase services and  amenities.  , "I am most alarmed to note  tftat the school district budget for  1976 has increased by 6.18 mills  from the 1975 requisition and I  am more particularly concerned  when I recall how the 1975 rate  jumped 5.07 mills," Labonte said  in a prepared statement. He  added that a total mill rate increase-of 11V4. mills over two  years, more than a 27 percent in- -  crease, "is, to say the least questionable."  The mayor went on to say that  he has the highest opinion for  members of the school board but  that at the same time "I offer the  thought that perhaps we should  offer those members a greater  challenge by establishing mill  rate restrictions for school districts."  "In these days of inflation gone  mad I would suggest that governments at all levels should be taking the initiative and provide the.  necessary leadership that is required in controlling inflation.  How much of this dollar burden  can the taxpayer continually be  expected to carry?''  The Gibsons mayor said he will  meet with representatives of the  school board to find out why the  mill rate has jumped so much in  the last two years.  The mayor added: 'T would  urge all taxpayers in Gibsons that  when they receive their 1976, tax  notices from the municipal hall to  not blame the municipality but rather to do the same as I and ask  your local school board the  question."  Ferry strike?  50  In an effort to further trim the  present ferry deficit Transport  and Communications Minister  Jack Daviii has authorized the  termination of approximately 50  positions held by B.C. Ferries  employees on the ' Sunshine  Coast.   :  A letter mailed to most workers  with under three years seniority  advises them that their jobs will  be terminated on June 1 unless  they 'are otherwise advised by  that date. The 50 Langdale workers who received the letters were  also informed that the ferries  management had agreed to undertake a program to allow the  workers to join other branches of  the public,service and.promised -  :that; ri6;iecruitmg -of provmcial  employees for jobs which might  be open to the' ferries workers  would be considered until the ferry employees had received an opportunity to apply for the positions. The ferries management:  also promised those who were being demoted similar opportunities and stated that no auxiliary  employees would be called in as  long as there were employees on  lay-off status.  The letter from Senior Person-  Off  nel Officer G. T. Mainer stated  that there were a number of factors which.may affect the lay-off  situation between now and the  June 1 termination date. Mainer  told the 50 local men on the layoff list that retirements, resigna-  , tions and transfers would reinstate some of the men between  now and the lay-off date. He also  advised the employees that many  senior personnel may wish to  transfer to other departments rather than accept demotion and  pointed out that if the ferries  management could reach an  agreement with the union on the  overtime question a significant  number of employees on the list  could be retained.  Davis- earlier -stated that approximately 200 of the 400 workers tcrbe laid off across the province could be kept on if the union  could agree to the Ferries' overtime suggestions. The unions are.  presently demanding overtime for  die last two hours of their ten-  hour shifts instead of the present  system of time off instead of  wages.  B.C. Government Employees  Union Shop Steward, Don Black  later stated that the union is  supporting the rehiring of the fer-���  ; ries employees by other government departments but. admitted  : that he was discouraged by the"  fact that so far only seven jobs:  had been made available to the:  400 men who were to be laid off.:  . At a union meeting on Friday the-  local   executive   informed   the-  workers that the matter had been  referred to arbitration and that"  nothing further could be done  until the decision of the board was  known.  Black further stated that no  strike action would be considered  until after the union had received  a chance to study the mediation  recommendations. He also noted  that a great percentage of the laid  off staff were ^omen }and that:  most of these women were the  sole breadwinners for their families.  Other union members felt that  a strike is now unavoidable but  many fear that if a strike is called  the government will legislate  them back to work. If a strike is  called it could mean a disastrous long weekend for many Sunshine Coast resort owners who  depend on the May and June .'���  business to keep their operations :  viable.  'Rational approach'  sees village  through mill rate freeze  THEBEST  JUSTIN WEBB, grade seven student at  Langdale Elementary school, was named  best all round volleyball player on the  Langdale boys'! team. Justin is the son of  Dr. and Mrs. T, Webb of Hopkins Land*  ing. The trophy, given annually, was  donated by Brian Bennett, a Gibsons resident, who has coached the boys' volleyball team at Langdale for three years.  Vandalism concern  Gibsons council expressed concern last week over the  amount of vandalism that again seems to be plaguing the  village. ' v   ���������'''.'  Council noted at last week's meeting the Pioneer Park  sign was recently stolen out of, the park and last week  vandals took the carved museum sigh.  The public washroom facilities in Pioneer Park were  earlier closed down because vandals wrecked the sinks,  .the toilets, and the floor. It was noted that the floor alone  would cost $700 to repair.  , Council is now deliberating whether or not to re-open  the washroom facilities for the tourist season. The mayor  and aldermen feel there is no use repairing the facilities if  they are just going to be wrecked again.  In the meantime village works crews have been busy  the past week removing the grass from Pioneer, Park and  planting thorny shrubs in an effort to discourage loitering  in the park.  Justice council reverses stand  on ea  At a special meeting of the Sunshine Coast Justice Council last  Thursday the earlier pro-reten-  . tionist position on'capital punishment was reversed.by a 19-18  vote in favor of abolotidn.  .Council chairman Hayden Killam made it clear from the beginning that he was against the  purpose of the meeting and that  he felt the original vote should  stand as the sole council submission to the federal government  who are currently discussing the  issue.  It was originally planned'that  the meeting should be videotaped for showing at local schools  and at a meeting with MP Jack  Pearsall and Justice Minister Ron  Basford later this month, but in a  move led by Killam and the local  RCMP. a motion was presented  to the effect that the taping of  the meeting would be inadvisable  and after the vote was narrowly  . I.. .,.- . ���  accepted the, video equipment  was removed. RCMP Sergeant  Peter Church stated that it would  have been impossible for the  police representatives, to remain  in attendance at a. taped meeting  as it was in contravention of force  rules to make public statements  such as this that could later be  used against the officers.  Two guest speakers from Vancouver, one for capital punishment and the other against presented their views on the subject.  Roland Bowman, a representative  of the Vancouver Justice Council  took the retentionist viewpoint  and lawyer Ron Stern took the  abolitionist side.  After the speakers made their  case the floor was opened to opinions from the public. The meeting' immediately split into two  opposing factions who clearly pre-,  sented 'both sides of the argument. After considerable discus  sion a motion was finally put to  the meeting to allow for both a  minority and majority report to  be presented to the meeting with  Basford and Pearsall.  Many people felt they had not  been given a chance to make, their  ���views known and they were unwilling to see only one side of the  case presented. Others felt that  the first meeting had been duly  advertised and held and that the  , feelings of the people at that  meeting should be the council's  official positkm. Chairman Killam  supported those, who wished to  present only the report from the  previous meeting. A few members of the audience suggested  that he was abusing his position  as chairman and suggested he  resign. Killam claimed that it was  an unofficial position and that he  was therefore not bound by the  (Continued on Page 8)  The village of Gibsons adopted  its 1976 budget last week and  even though expenses are up this  year the village mill rate will remain at 29.4 mills as restricted  by provincial legislation.  In a statement on a budget that  totals $860,219 Mayor Larry Labonte said the village mill rate  has remained constant during the  last three years and during that  time .the village has proven that  an efficient operation and orderly  growth can be carried out under  tiie restricted mill rate.  "It is true that many persons  and groups wish to have all the  amenities now," the mayor said,  "but if a rational approach is taken it can clearly be shown by our  five year capital expenditure program that we are projecting increased amenities as we can afford them."  A general run down of the expenditures shows; that $76,210 ~  was spent on general government, $44,900 on protectives services, $120,820 on transportation  services, $2,000 on environmental  health services, $1250 on public  health and welfare services,  $6,000 on environmental development services,.$18,500on recreational and cultural services, and  $590,539 on fiscal services, which  includes tax requisitions for the  school, hospital, and regional  districts.  According to council's finance  Chairman Kurt Hoehne the highlights of the capital expenditure  program include the financing of  a dog pound now under construction near Reed and Henry Roads,  ' a new building to house the ambulance and a road program to  the tune of $80,000.  Also commenting on the budget Aid. Hoehne noted that the  total school and regional district  requisitions came to $290,000  which leaves the total estimated  revenue for the village at about  $570,000.  Hoehne said the village was  caught in the same inflation- race  as anybody else and with no in  crease in tax rates the village's  increased revenue had to depend  on taxes from new building and.  improvements on existing buildings.  With this budget finalized,  residents of Gibsons will be paying a total 78.72 mills which includes village taxes, school taxes,  regional district and regional  hospital, municipal finance, B.C.  Assessment and the municipal  debt at 3.30 mills. That nieans the  (Continued on Page 8)  Sechelt up 2 mills  By-law 159-160, the Village of  Sechelt's annual budget, received  the unanimous support of all  .members of council at last Wednesday night's meeting. The village raised the municipal rate by  approximately two mills and combined with the school board's 6.18  mill increase last week the local  tax bill has been pushed to 69.948  mills on current property assessment. ,  For residents of Sechelt village  the 1976 tax bill will consist of 20 s  mills for municipal services, 1.25 v  for regional hospital; 3.5 for regional fire protection, 2.88 mills  to support the Regional District;   -  40.19 mills for School District No.  46; 0.018 for Municipal Finance -  Authority and 2.11 for the B.C  Assessment Authority for a total  of 69.948 mills.  In the last financial year the  Sechelt council had expenditures  of   $317,788   and  revenues   of.  $340,171 for a surplus of $22,383.;  However, this figure has not been;  carried over onto the 1976 bud-r  get. Village Clerk Tom Wood explained Saturday that this figure:  should actually have been shown!  as revenue and budgeted as sur-;  plus but was not taken into account when the new budget was  drafted. Wood also stated that it  was necessary to have some surplus to fall back on and that after,  the preceding year's large deficit it was necessary to retain these,  funds and not credit them towards this yearjs expenditures.  The projected budget for the  1976 fiscal year shows revenues  (Continued on Page 8)  ress 01 r<9m*yf��mmj[pmtlg-*m*W^**��rillnM   mmMH    11^ ��� w^~  Sunshine Coast News, May 11,1976.  Sunshine Coast  Published at Gibsons, B.C., every Tuesday  by Sechelt Peninsula News Ltd.  Ronald B. Cruice, Publisher  Rob Dykstra, Editor.  Doug Sewell, Associate 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 886-2622or886-7817  P.O. Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  Outrageous increase  Bunk  We echo the sentiments of one Sunshine Coast resident when asked by one  of our reporters last week what he  thought of the ferry rate increases.  Effective June 1 the rates on the  Horseshoe Bay-Langdale run will be $4  per person and $10 for an automobile.  With the elimination at the same time of  residents' commuter cards that will mean  it will cost most people three times as  much as it did before to travel to Vancouver with their cars.  We think, as do many Sunshine  Coast citizens, that such an increase is  outrageous.  It's been said numerous times, and  obviously disregarded by the present  Social Credit government, that the ferry  system is an integral part of life on the  Sunshine Coast just as the Lions Gate  bridge is an integral part of life in North  and West Vancouver. We, on the Sunshine Coast, live in a rural community  and many of our necessary services are in  the city. A number of residents commute  daily to Vancouver to their jobs. We don't  use the ferry service for our pleasure; we  use it out of necessity.  Both the NDP and the former Social  Credit government understood that a  marine oriented province such as British  Columbia would have to rely on a great  number of bridges and ferries to ensure  a smooth social and economic development. The Sunshine Coast alone, for instance, is entirely dependent on ferries  for the transportation of people, food,  clothing, and most other commodities  that are necessary for bur daily existence.  Previous governments practiced a  philosophy based on consolidated revenue which contained the basic idea that  people in the southern part of the province, for instance, paid indirectly for the  building of roads and economic development in the north, and that the people in  the north by their industries and raw  materials, would contribute to the expenses of life in the south.  But thanks to Mr. Bennett and his  political mish-mash in Victoria, the philosophy has become "look out for yourself  bub" so that again ther ledgers can be  quickly and cleanly balanced.  We strongly object to the fact the  residents of this area are being used  as political puppets by a callous government that cares neither for the social nor  the economic implications of its actions.  We urge Sunshine Coast residents to protest in the strongest terms to our premier.  If Mr. Bennett now has no social conscience, we must teach him what it's all  about.  Rough justice  The announcement that approximately 50 British Columbia Ferry workers  in this area received letters stating they  would be laid off as of June 1 has brought  a reaction of shock and outrage, especially from those who were directly involved.  , But we are even more shocked to learn  that the British Columbia government,  the overlord of the ferry system is using  the lay-off notices as what appears to be  nothing less than political blackmail. -  The lay-off notices were generally  sent to ferry workers with less than two  years experience although some workers  with more than two years service received  such notices. Ferry management claims  the lay-offs are necessary due to austerity  measures.  The marine division of the government employees union is presently bargaining with B.C. Ferries for a new contract. One of the snags has been that  workers will not settle for a clause that  eliminates overtime on the current ten-  hour shifts.  The lay-off notices sent to the 50 odd  y?*J  ferry workers in this area contain numerous 'if' and 'but' clauses that indicate  that  under certain circumstances,   the.  worker may keep his job. We quote:  Should an agreement be  reached wherein the employees  agreed to changes in the current  practice of scheduled overtime,  a significant number of employ  .   ees scheduled for lay-off cpj"  be retained.  A ferry management spokesman in  Langdale said as many as 75 letters indicating   lay-offs  were   sent   to   local  ferry workers. That seems like an awful  lot of lay-offs and we would hardly think  that the Langdale run could operate with  such a reduction.  Is B.C. Ferries sending out more  lay-off letters than it really has to merely  in order to pressure workers into accepting the no overtime clause? When this  question was put to the spokesman at  Langdale he did not say no.  Such rough justice on the part of  ferry management cannot be justified.  Et tu, Mr. Curtis  In a letter sent to all municipalities and regional districts Municipal Affairs Minister Hugh Curtis has asked  mayors and chairmen to exercise restraint when giving  themselves raises.  "I have," writes the minister, "in recent weeks  offered comments both to elected people attending meetings in my office and pubicly, that indemnity increases  should be kept to a minimum."  He goes on to say that in a time of restraint we should  by our actions as an example insure that any indemnity  increases do not exceed the anti-inflation guidelines if in  fact any increase can be justified.  "I realize that with the exception of village municipalities such increases do not come under the direct scrutiny of either myself or the department but they do receive  considerable publicity at the local level and actions of restraint toward our own remuneration can only be interpreted as an indication of personal support of the anti-inflation  program."  Yes, Mr. Curtis, we too believe in restraint. If only  your government would follow its convictions perhaps our  insurance rates, and more recently our ferry rates, would  not have jumped by more than 200 percent.  I.I I I.I I ������! I I I ���������II ��� III  FIVE YEARS AGO  The 1971 mill rate for Gibsons  will be 24.03. The budget total  was $346,565.  Mayor Wally Peterson termed  the possible influx of young travellers from across Canada as of  real concern to Gibsons.  Mayor William Swain of Sechelt objects to the erosion of  powers of Sechelt municipality by  the Regional District Board.  10 YEARS AGO  Hon. Phil Gaglardi announces  property arrangements have been  settled for replacing the Granthams bridge.  A school $782,000 referendum,  defeated last year, passed this  year with a 680 to 353 vote.  Budget requirements from Sechelt's cash reserve of $30,000  reduced the reserve to $12,000.  IS YEARS AGO  Elphinstone Aero Club opens a  flying school at the Gibsons-  Sechelt Municipal Airport.  The provincial education department rules that grade seven  pupils belong in the elementary  system and not high schools. .  Sechelt's Ocean St. launching  ramp will be opened officially  during May Day celebrations.  20 YEARS AGO  Dick McKibbin and Reg Adams  were elected chairman and manager respectively of Gibsons Library board.  The school board seeks tenders  on clearing three acres of land for  a school in Davis Bay area.  Peninsula Contractors of Sechelt obtain the contract to build  a Super-Valu store on the upper  level John McDonald property.  25 YEARS AGO  A government liquor store in  the Bal Block, Gibsons, will open  about June 1.  Following collapse of a bridge  on the highway all other bridges  in the area road system will be  checked.  Black Ball Ferry starts construction of Its landing ramp on  the wharf at Gibsons.  Of shoes and ships  and sealing wax  by ROB DYKSTRA  It has been put forward by  more than one Gibsons village official that this newspaper gives  better coverage to the affairs of  the developer's paradise on the  tip of Porpoise Bay than it does to  what's been referred to as our  very own Molly's Landing.  The accusation is that the news  that comes but of those hallowed  chambers occupied twice monthly  by Harold and the boys often  rates the front page whereas the  copy produced from a session of  Mayor Labonte and his entourage  often rates nothing more than  page 15 of a 14 page paper.  At the expense of sounding  parochial it must be admitted that  the Sunshine Coast News is based  . in Gibsons. But at the same time  a newspaper that purports to  'cover* the entire Sunshine Coast  would indeed be putting its own  advertising department on the  chopping block by admitting that  we're based in Gibsons and alas,  that must be where all the news  happens. I would never deny the  advertising department of its life-  blood because, in fact, that life-  blood is my pay cheque.  The very simple fact of the matter is that after sitting through  nearly two years of council meet-  . ings, I must conclude that the  meetings, for lack of a better  name, held in Sechelt are most interesting. Before you accuse me  of making a basic contradiction in  terms (How can a council meeting  be interesting?) let me explain.  If I state alternatively that Gibsons'Council meetings are blan-  tantly boring I must qualify that  by adding that they are also very  efficient ��� efficient to the point  of being boring.  In the Gibsons municipal chambers the reporter sits quietly and  takes note usually only in the  company of the other newspaper  reporters. Gibsons residents are  conspicuous by their absence and  if a villager does have something  to complain about, he will appear  No excuse for kangaroo justice  .     --..-        :W* ������ ' ���,���'������'������  Last Thursday right. I wasi wielding student and threatened worthwhile, it proves what an ab-  granted the dubiuos honor of ajfc to leave: the meeting unless the solute farce the whole justice  tending a session of Hyaden,K% u< c11���^4"jva^^oppe^. ^e"'meetf}.^council system is. Forty people  lam's Kangaroo Court CouncU^  the Sechelt Senior Citizens HaU.  This group, otherwise known as  the Sunshine Coast Justice Council, consists of about 40 people  who gather together to exchange  ideas and make relevant suggestions for improvement of the Canadian justice system, in theory.  In fact, it is a slanted, biased,  very vocal minority with plenty of  axes to grind that usually attend  the meetings.  If there was ever any reasonable basis for the belief that a justice council could in anyway represent the opinions of the majority of the population, last week's  meeting must surely have destroyed that line of thinking. The  objectives of the Sunshine Coast  Justice Council have been proved  ludicrous and the time has come  to either completely revamp the  system or entirely discard it.  Six weeks ago the SCJC held  a similar meeting in Sechelt at  which an overwhelming majority  of those present recommended to  the federal government that they  retain the death penalty for everything from hijacking to assassinating the Prime Minister. The  vote on this critical point that the  death penalty be retained was  supported 32 to 4.  Needless to say most of the  abolitionist supporters on the  Sunshine Coast were incensed at  the idea that the federal government was to be informed that  90% of the local population was in  favor of capital punishment.  Finally at the instigation of Neil  MacKenzie, a local probation officer and Tim Frizzell, a former  member of the Regional Board, a  second meeting was called to discuss the issue stillfurther.  Justice Council Chairman Hay-  den-Killam opened the meeting  by explaining that he had been  duped into calling- the meeting  while he was ill and pointed out  that there was no reason to discuss the situation as the recommendations had already been  formed. Killam then tried to direct the meeting into discussing  gun control and bail procedures  but under protest finally had to  give up and returned to the advertised topic.  It had originally been hoped  that a video taping of the meeting  could be made for use by the local  school and for a presentation to  MP Jack Pearsall and Justice  Minister Ron Basford in Powell  River next month, but this time a  combination of Killam and the  RCMP representatives put an end  to that proposal.  The local cops somehow felt  that it would be improper for  them to speak in front of a camera  tag^asdutifj^  rj�� supporting their presence, \yhen  , the  matter  of why  a  camera  .'. should be banned when the press  ,   was present was raised by regional district planner Adrian Stott,  >. Killam announced that the press  ,   were supposed to be present only  as long as they promised not to  ,- use names and allowed their copy  ..;. to be edited by a council committee. In addition the press were  ,  not supposed to have access to  ,  the meeting's minutes, only to  ;  prepared press releases. Killam  ��� did not explain how he could stop,  the press from attending a publicly advertised meeting, nor did'he  ... explain how freedom of the press  .and   ad   hoc   committees   who  choose to hold public meetings  ;  that weren't public could co-exist.  '-: Eventually the student behind  .7 the video camera lost his right to  film the  meeting, after a vote  /whose outcome was quite different than by my count. Somehow  my fickle eyes counted 21 for the  camera and 18 against. Killam's  \ however counted 19 against and  18 for. The student was not given  a vote and the officer who first  complained   on   behalf  of  the  RCMP remained quiet for the rest  of the meeting.  After a brief respite while two  Vancouver lawyers spoke their bit  both for and against, the battle  again resumed. After nearly two  hours  of futile   discussion  the  meeting  was   still   deadlocked,  ; those who came in favor of capital  punishment were still in favor and  those who came in opposfton were  still opposed. Finally a motion to.  the effect that the council should  authorize, both a majority  and  ^minority report was put before  the council and 21  people  accepted the suggestion while 15  j7tried to hold the status quo. Killam again dominated the floor  and ignored suggestions that he  resign or follow the rules or order  and adopt a neutral, position as  chairman of the meeting.  However many of those attending the meeting were still unhappy. They had come to take a second vote and were unwilling to  leave without having their say.  A motion to take a second vote on  the main question "That there be  a death penalty and that it be  used" .was finally recognized by  the chair and after much further,  discussion the hands were again   .  subjected to a rough count. The  decision of the previous meeting  was reversed by a 19 -18 vote in'',  favor of the abolition of capital  punishment.  As important as. the capital  punishment question is, last  week's justice council meeting  'proves    something    still    more  -.--cannotvgivef ��n.,accunite'>repre--  sentation of public feeling, and  those who do come-areinvaribly  those whose views are most extreme. This kind of committee is-  a danger to our personal freedom  of expression. If you are unwilling  to exercise your option to attend  the meeting then this semi-official lynching party will do it for  you.  There is little doubt that the  last meeting was stacked by the  abolitionists. The decisions of this  week's council meeting are no  more valid than _ those of ~ six  week's ago. The best that can be  hoped is that this meeting will  even up the score. :  The Sunshine Coast Justice  Council has no right to represent  me in Ottawa. I elected ah MP to  ��ido that job for me arid if he can't  make,up his own mind then it's  time he found a new job. I did not  elect the Sunshine Coast Justice  Council and they therefore have  no right to speak on my behalf.  The Justic Council system must  either be reformed into a private  either be reformed into private  political organizations who speak  only for their members or it is  time to discard the whole idea and  depend on the democratic system.  ht the meantime perhaps Hay-  den Killam should resign or go  out and splurge on a copy of  Robert's Rules of Order.  to the Editor  OUR HIGHWAY  Editor: As a resident of the  Sunshine Coast I am writing in  regard to the B.C. Ferries increases. The ferry in essentially  our ' 'highway'' off the peninsula.  I don't mind paying tot'ride to  Vancouver but 1 think the residents should be able to keep their  commuter cards. The commuter  v card system has been abused and  this is not fair, the cards should  be issued on a fairer basis. We  pay taxes for others to drive on  their highways so I don't believe  we should have to pay for ourselves to ride the ferry.  With the ferry increase our  economy will decline. Food and  other hems that come by truck on  the ferry from Vancouver will rise  in cost. Tourism, our second  major industry/ will also be adversely affected. A lot of people  here depend on these tourists as a  source of income.  I feel that something must be  done about this. Without a better  solution I'm sure there will be  many problems.  ���KATHYOIKE  DiSSAf ISFACTION  Editor: I am writing to you in  protest of the recent B.C. Ferries  increases as announced by Mr.  Davis last week. As a concerned  citizen and future voter I can not  too strongly express my dissatisfaction with this government's  "dollars before people" policies.  I wonder, if this government  realizes the position of the people  who live on the Sunshine Coast.  The doubling of fares and loss of  commuter cards wiU quadruple  the present rates. A 300% increase is a little hard to swallow,  especially when the same government is urging restraint.  If the Bennett government con  tinues to increase the burden on  the people of this province it will  not survive the next election. The  young people of this province will  not forget these unjust decisions.  ���MICHAEL KAMPMAN.  CONCERNED  Editor: I am a concerned person who has lived on the Sunshine  Coast for some years now. I am  concerned that the ferry rates  have gone up but I am more concerned that we have been deprived of our commuter cards. My  family and I use the ferries fre-  . quently and will suffer gravely  because of the increases. The  economy will also suffer, tourism  is our number two industry and  food prices: will.rise along with  bus fares, etc.  I am very sports.minded and all  the competition is on the Lower  Mainland. It is already, hard  enough to raise money to transport a team of 15 or 20 across and  now it will be almost impossible.  ���BOB DIXON.  ESSENTIAL  Dear Mr. Bennett:  I am a resident of the Sechelt  Peninsula and wish to remain  here, however I am finding it very  difficult to justify the penalties incurred by remaining.  We residents must travel to  Vancouver for many of our essential services. There are no automobile warrantee dealers here.  One cannot buy children's clothing at reasonable prices, the food  prices are from 5 percent to 25  percent higher to mention only a  ,fewthings;7V77-;':;:''' w:7v ! <-;  The only form of recreation for  adults is the various beverage  outlets, we do not have a live  theatre or concert hall; There is  (Continued on Page 3)  in front of council at the appointed time, state his case, and click  his heels out the door with a polite  thank you for the three minutes of  council's time.  The formal Sunday morning atmosphere then prevails as Mayor  Labonte, mostly referred to as .  "Your Honour", and his four  elected representatives, each ad-'*'  dressed as alderman so and so, go  about their expedient business to  sanction bylaws, accounts, and  the quantity of effluence from the  municipal sewage treatment  plant.  ' The average Gibsons council  meeting Jast  usually not more  than one hour, seldom two, and  that brings nothing less than subdued cheers of elation from re-;  porters because it gives them the  night off, or in other words,-it ."  gives them time for a beer or two/  at the Golden Barrel. Such abrupt  council meetings do not indicate'  in any way that, the municipal  fathers of this village have littie��;  business to discuss, indeed they ;  are a busy bunch of fellas. But the *���  problem here, and I'm now relatf7:  ing this to the problemi of thev^  press obtaining its quota of copy,   7  is that the majority of matters that 7  come up at the regular public; 7  meetings have been thoroughly^  thrashed through at some pre-;?;.-  vious committee meeting closed C;i  to the public and the press. It's 7-:  at these closed meetings that all~%{  the relevancies of the matter are^/  discussed and by the time that ���  matter comes to the open meet-,*v'  ing, the council members have  finished with their arguments,  brushed off their clothes, and ���-.  pacified each other to the extent   7  that the matter of . concern, is  *  merely given the appropriate rub-   '  ber stamp of approval or rejec---:  tion, whatever the case may be. ���;'f> ������->: ���������  Even   when   the   evening's: ;>.  agenda   promises   some   little.,  goody that may serve to pull the  dozing reporter from his cata-. .,  lepsy,    disappointment   usually  prevails because that hern is labelled "to committee" which is  the name given to that part of  the meeting that would really produce the newspaper copy.  If the meagre droppings that4  usually result from the Gibsons  meetings are either, profound or 7-  interesting then it is usually up .  to "the reporter to dig into the  background to find out how and '  why a particular decision  was  made; Time miy or may not pier- -rK-  .u,;imitthis^-- '��� Ln.i,i?:; ;;. j.i> gwmanioa  Not so at Sechelt. ���-"'��� '^oo?.  When the meeting is called'to-<���  order by Mayor Harold Nelson;  it's the signal for chaos to begin.   ���  The titles of "Your Honor" and  "Alderman"   are   non-existent -  here and business is conducted on  a first name basis or sometimes  it is conducted with other names ������'  which cannot be repeated in a   ���  family newspaper. Sechelt council  also attracts a motley group of  spectators and if you have a gripe   "  . you are cordially invited to sit  right up front with the boys at the n  council table.  You can usually count on a  subtle insult or two, if it isn't ex- ��� .  . changed between two aldermen,1.,  it's between an alderman and a  member of the public. Recent re-T-  verberations of "You make me-"'''*  sick," for instance, have resulted;''"''  from the simple fact of an infer-'  ior fire wall in one of Sechelt's1'  buildings    ���   the    expression; ;"'  wasn't made in reference to a flu; '  bug  that   seems'to be   going'  around the village. ;"j 1  Any member at any time may^- '  join the discussion at a Sechelt *'  council meeting and if you feel ������'������*  some item deserves your com-^-'r,  ment, you are invited to interject,    v  Never mind about the fact that a    U  motion has been placed dn the    ��;  floor. '. .V  In fact, Sechelt^s ubiquitous , i-  ex-alderman Norm Watson often &  monitors the meeting as the vil- u  lage's official sewer consultant, h  He would be better to take the h  position of council's all around S;  advisor because if Norm Watson !|-  / doesn't know about it, then it if  hasn't happened in Sechelt. 'i  At the end of the meeting, re- J��  porters usually walk out scratch- ^  ing their heads wondering about 7;  the actual news resulting from :.*  that gathering. With motions lost  in the maelstrom, it's often diffi- {  cult to determine whether a par- reticular issue., was resolved or not.  But then that doesn't really matter because the two hour discussion on the topic produced  enough invectives and accusations to make a decent front page  headline.  Besides, it's after the meeting  that some of the members of  council, some members of the  audience, and all members of the  press usually highball ft to Wakefield to catch a few cold, ones before closing time. If s here that  any important municipal issue receives its most profound assessment and it's here Tthat the reporter often learns more background than he really cares to  know.  One could almost think that Sechelt council is trying to steal  the municipal limelight.  tar  !������:-  ,  ��  i CLEANING UP GIBSONS was what grade seven student  Nancy McKay was diong last Saturday. Nancy was one  of a number of grade seven students from Gibsons Elementary School who were out on the town last weekend to  ciean up and to collect money in the Trash-a-thon. Money  collected will go towards the financing of the  Grade seven trip to Alberta. A truck was supplied by the  village to haul garbage to the dump.  by CAEOLYNN BICHLER  Sometimes I feel like turning  my motherhood badge in and  finding a good orphanage for my  children. This morning when the  darlings were getting ready for  school was one of those times.  On mornings like this it would be  a blessing-to be deaf and blind.  It all started at 7:30. "Time to  get up dear," I sweetly sing into  my daughter's room. At 7:33 as I  peek in upon her still body lying  under the blankets, "Are you getting up?" Then a bit more forcefully, "Get out of bed, it's 7:37!"  At twenty to eight my grumpy  daughter appears and slowly  shuffles into the kitchen to begin  her breakfast ritual.  Now it's my son's turn, "Time  to get up, it's quarter of eight."  After calling several times, and  when I'm sure that he is up and  out of bed, I escape to my bedroom to avoid.the preparation for,  and getting off to school drama.  Anti-lifter  week  Gibsons Mayor Larry Labonte  last week proclaimed the week  from May 10 to 16 as anti-litter  week in the village of Gibsons.  In a proclamation issued at last  Tuesday's council meeting the  mayor said the village is concerned with the problems caused  by littler and hopes to bring it to  the attention of the public by de-.  signating the special week.  The'mayor urges all citizens in  the village to co-operate with the  village in the elimination and reduction of litter and littering.  A village clean-up week was  designated last week when Gibsons Elementary grade seven students collected litter to" make  money tortile class trip to Alberta  %  Suddenly I hear pounding on the  bathroom door.  Sunshine Coast News. May 11.1976.  He: "Get out of there you dip I  have to comb my hair."  She: "Drop dead, I always use  the bathroom from eight until  eight fifteen."  He: "I have to get in to use the  mirror jerk."  She: "Use my mirror nerd."  He: "Stick it in your ear."  She: "Mom."  "Yes," I calmly answer;  "Don't I always get to use the  bathroom from eight until eight  fifteen?"  "That's right, you'll have to  wait or use your sister's mirror.''  "Man she always gets her  way," He says as he gives the  door one last pound. /  "Use- the mirror in my room  spas."  I speak slowly and firmly with:  a hint, of anger showing, "OK  kids that's enough."  "Where is my brown shirt?"  he shouts. ...  "I wore it two days ago, it's in  my closet." she answers.  "I can't find it." he growls.  "Retardo it's here under my  jacket." she snaps.  "Lay off you two, let's start the  new day right." I say calmly between clenched teeth and narrowing eyes.  My daughter wanders in my  - room; "Mom do you have a couple of small barrens that I can  use?"  "I don't think so, most of them  ���are lost/' I cay as j look through.  mydrawer. -   f  "You use to have a bunch of  them."  "Here is a gold one, it's mate is1  lost."  "I wish it was silver. Can I  wear your white blouse from  Mexico?"  "No! Hurry up it's time for you  to leave for school."  From my son's room: "Hey  mom I can't find the money you  gave me yesterday for the science  book that I lost."  . "WeU look for it I'm not giving  you another cent. Will you get a  blouse on you have to go now!"  "Did you wash the one I wore  Friday?"  "I'm washing it today. Hurry  "up and get something on.''  "I guess I'll flunk science with  no book,'' says my son pitifully.  -   ' I sternly reply, "You look for  -that money when you get home  ' this afternoon now it's time to hit  the road."  .", Finally  several  minutes   and  'many words later they are off as  tenant, "Have a good day," after  them. Then I plop down in a chair  and wonder what I'm being punished for. I try to'be a good person. Is this some kind of a test for  'sainthood? Now my time is my  own until lunch.  Schools are wonderful institutions. They keep me from winding  . up in a mental institution.  ISnB^iH^WHKsPK  I, the undersigned, a permanent resident of the Sunshine Coast,  protest the massive increase in fares for Sunshine Coast residents, and petition the government of British Columbia to reduce the ferry rates from Horseshoe Bay to Saltery Bay, either  by direct reduction or a concession in the form of a commuter  pass.  Name Phone No.  surname given pirst  Address  spouse   ..  Number  Code... Children  I  I  I  Signed ...........  Date ..'..,,   When you have completed the above details, mail or return to:  Coast News, Box 460, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0 not later than Saturday, May 21.  r  i  i  i  i  The staff of life  by DONNA GAUilN  I  I  ..I  Letters to the Editor  (Continued from Page 2)  one movie theater which insists  . on playing X rated films, so no decent caliber of entertainment.  I. can appreciate a balanced  budget as I operate a Real Estate  business in Sechelt, but I will say  that in order to balance anything,  both sides of the ���scale must have   something on them and I feaftthe^ ^layoffs?  placed by part-time attendants  with minimum training and experience. Some weeks ago public statements were made implying mishandling of patients and  insubordination on the part of  two staff members. Were these  allegations true or were they  meant to, condition the public of  this,area to these forthcoming  Social Credit Government is go-  tog u.tQ..^fMrtherTitstagnate any  growth here if the rates rise as  predicted.  Further to this, as a commuter,  my rate is going up 300 percent  which I find totally unconscionable. You have the proverbial gun'  to our head ��� do not pull the  trigger!  . Enclosed please find my and  my father's Membership cards.  We can no longer belong to a  political party that has no social  conscience whatsoever.  ���S. L. (Stan) ANDERSON  ILL-TIMED MOVE  Editor: Do dollars come before  people ��� even sick people in an  emergency situation?  This question comes to the  forefront quite frequently. One  example is the ambulance service.  . Summer travel time is approaching and the ambulance  staff at Cunningham's has been  cut.,Two well-trained professionals have been laid off to be re-  If patients' require an ambulance, they also require the best  attention. In the writer's opinion  our community has had the best.  Will it continue?  r-M. RICHTER.      *  PROTEST  Editor: As a resident of the  ���Sunshine Coast, I strongly protest  , the undue hardship placed upon  us by the Social Credit Government.  In an area only 50 minutes from  r Vancouver and heavily reliant  upon Vancouver for food, cloth-  . ing, recreation and entertainment, the increase in ferry prices  and the elimination of commuter  rates is totally unrealistic. If there  were department stores, warranty  dealers and any form of secondary industry, as there is on Vancouver Island, the problem' for  residents would riot be impossible  to bear. As residents we are now  faced with a 300% increase in ferry fares and we are dependent  . upon the ferries as they are our  only means of contact with the  mainland even though we are a.  part of it.  '.    By my address and signature  on the bottom of this letter, I.  would like to register my appeal  to the government arid Transport  Minister, the Honourable Jack  Davis, to reconsider the elimination of commuter rates and allow  - us to again become a working arid ������������'  ���jj developmgitwimiiniry<inthei Vttw^,  .7 vmceofB.'Cv4�� '+\-''^ ;���������'.'�����'"'  �����������   -^lONMcRAE���''���- ���'?': rVx ���������;������'������:������'  CALL IN A, G.  Editor: The removal of government files from the Legislative  Building by former NDP minister  Gary Lauk should be dealt with by  the Attorney-General's department ��� is this matter not a criminal offence?^ Mr. Lauk said all  the letters and material entering  his office during his three years  stay as a cabinet minister were  his personally. Surely this is  wrong and Mr. Lauk who is a lawyer should'know this.  Even his secretary who had to  do the dirty work of removing  files from his office admits that  the whole project was apparently  a cover-up operation.  The Watergate scandal in the  U.S. got to the bottom of the  trouble arid exposed it for what it  was. The Lauk-Barrett cover-up  should be exposed also and dealt  with.  ���BERNIE BAUMGARTNER,  Vancouver, B.C.'  The pill can change your diet  needs!   .  We all know that nutritional  requirements change with pregnancy. Women taking oral contraceptives have some hormonal ,  changes like those of pregnancy.  So how, then, does the pill effect  nutritional needs?  Some research is showing that  women taking the pill have some  nutritional deficiencies parallel  to those of pregnancy. On the  other hand, nutrients that. the  pregnant woman is often deficient  in become nutritional pluses for  women on the pill.  The pluses���-the beneficial effects'~ show up iriostly in the    '  menstoral bleeding is lessened by'''.  the pill, there is less iron' lost.7  And according to research, the  ' pill increases the intestinal absorption of calcium and decreases  it's removal from bone.  Another plus for pill users is  vitamin A. In pregnancy, blood  vitamin A levels decrease for fetal.  use; with oral contraceptives they  rise. It might be wise to keep in  mind that vitamin A can be toxic  so that women taking the pill  IBPOPBOOOOOOCBBOBPOPOBBOPOOOOOPOOOOOBOaOE  IT'S MARKET DAY IN LOWER GIBSONS  ON SUNDAY, MAY 23rd  Come and take part - Enjoy yourself!  OPEN AIR STALLS ON THE PARKING LOT NEXT TO���  GIBSONS FISH MARKET  (Now open forvbusiness on Sundays)  886-7888  Encourage your children to enter the bicycle decorating  competition while you're at the market bartering  . and enjoying the live ooen-air music!  bgOPBBBOBOaOBBBPBBBBPBPPPBPBBOOOPPaOPOBOPBBBBBBBBBBC  VON'S CONSTRUCTION  FRAMING CONTRACTORS  COMMERCIAL  RESIDENTIAL  /  &  ADDITIONS  VANCOUVER��� 254-2820  RENOVATIONS  .'   &        ���  ROOFING  GIBSONS ��� 886-7420 or 886-9187  protests  (Cantfaaed front Page 1).  creases would not be as steep if  this area had Socred instead of  NDP representation in Victoria.  Others felt that it was time the  fares were increased but considered the amount to be much  higher than necessary.  <  The strongest reaction to the  increases however, came from a  large group of people who found  it necessary to use the ferry  system for both business and  private uses. Two or three people had close relatives in Vancouver hospitals whom they visit  regularly but would no longer be  able, to see as often because  their pensions or small salaries  would not allow.  "," Many others ran small businesses that made frequent trips  into Vancouver unavoidable and  in the case of the small contractors, often they only owned one  vehicle, a small van or truck  over the 6'5* limit.      .-  Other points brought out during the interview included the  lack of government services on  the peninsula and the feeling  that if the government was going to make Vancouver inaccessible for the residents of this  area' that they, must consider  giving us such facilities as an  ICBC claim centre.  Few people felt that the  amount of the increases was fair  and' many people - were -upset  about the cancelling of the- commuter cards and the increased  rates for recreational vehicles.'  In addition-to tocal'govern-  ment protest, Sunshine Coast  residents are also planning protests in the form of letter campaigns to the premier and the  anti-inflation board. More drastic action in the form of demonstrations tp tie up ferry traffic at_  . Langdale terminal are also  being planned.  .'might avoid taking vitamin A supplements of high dosages.  On the minus side for women  using the pill, folic acid, vitamin  06 and vitamin C are a concern.  Folic acid, one of the B vitamins,  is��a common cause of nutritional  anemia in pregnancy. There are  reports of folic acid deficiency  anemia in pill users on allegedly  good diets. The evidence is of a  reduced ability .to absorb and utilize! the nutrient.  ^ Since folic acid deficiency is a  great risk in early pregnancy, the  woman with a mild fouc acid deficiency who goes off the pill to become pregnant may face serious -  problemsi--'^^ V >*��!���.;. : '- ymu-.w-'  .���    rW��od is available in many  j  food's-��� leafy vegetable and meat;!  ' are prirrie sources'���but it iS per-' '  ishable arid easily destroyed by  overcooking;  In pregnancy, the metabolism  of certain amino acids (proteins)  by vitamin B6 is interfered with.  This also happens with the pill.  Some women complaining of  depression can have the condition  alleviated by massive doses of B6.  As was mentioned, vitamin C  seems to be absorbed less efficiently by women using the pill.  Extra fresh fruits arid juices can  easily erase any concerns.  Before getting pregnant, it  makes sense to be sure that your  body is in good nutritional health.  A fetus robs the system of many  supplies often itself being deficient in essential building blocks  for optimum growth.  As to the pill, if a diet is borderline (consisting of many common    '  processed foods) or unnecessarily  high or low in certain nutrients,  then the pill may tip the balance.  Should the normal woman on  the pill take vitamin or mineral  supplements? Vitamins ��� possibly yes. Minerals ��� probably  not.'  For women who notice unusual  symptoms of any kind after starting the pill or for those concerned  "soecially about folic acid or vita-:  B6 arid its repercussions the  ; advice is "See your doctor.",  Search called off  A full scale search and rescue operation has failed to  turn up any trace of a Piper Cherokee which crashed on a  trip from Langley to Port Hardy on May 4. The plane,  flown by a Mr. R. Watson of Langley apparently encountered weather conditions beyond the pilot's capabilities  and went down about four miles off the southern end of  Bowen Island.  Search Master Major L. G. Osborne said that the  search had been called off as of 4:00 on Friday afternoon.  Osborne added that he was now convinced that the plane  had disappeared into the Strait of Georgia as an emergency location transmitter in the plane has not been activi-  ted. The plane was owned by Skyways Air Services of  Langley. The plane-was being tracked by CFB Comox  radar at the time when it lost contact with Vancouver area  Communications centre. Osborne added that the emergency beacons are not effective when submerged.  Sound Construction  Carpen ter-Contractor  Interior Finishing  \ ��� ��� -X  HousevFraming  Concrete Form Work  \     V  Gary Wallinder   886-9976  Box 920       Gibsons\  Last call for  YELLOW MfiE LISTINGS  SUNSHINE  DIRECTORY  THE YELLOW PAGES SECTION of your now telephone directory  is closing NOW! Are your listings O.K?  We're sounding the final alarm today. So, please check all of your listings and  make sure they're correct Here are the points to watch for: ���  Are you listed under all the headings you should be under?  Can your customers find you easily?  Are your key employees and their positions in order?  Are all the firms you represent listed?  Have you double-checked all names, addresses and numbers?  EXTRA YELLOW PAGE LISTINGS COST SO LITTLE - MEAN SO MUCH.  CALL OUR BUSINESS OFFICE ABOUT YOUR EXTRA LISTINGS TODAY!  B.C.TEL&  SIDE PIPES -H $100 set  Buy your Custom Wheels  from us at 15% off list price  ���  Cragar  *��� .  ���  CDN  ���  US Indy              ���  White and Chrome  ���  Rocket  Off-Road Spokes  ��� '  ET Mags   _  -.  ���  American Racing  '             .   ~ ���.  ���  True Spokes  COASTAL  CHARGEX  TIRES  THEN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR  BONUS  EEGoodricJi  RADIAL T/A 70/60/50  15% off list price  ,\  SERIES  With purchase  of Wheels and Pipes';  " installed  .and balanced free  886-2700 1 mile west of Gibsons       MASTERCHARGE Sunshine Coast News, May 11, 1976.  COAST NEWS CLASSIFIED ADS  Phone 886-2622  DEADLINE ��� SATURDAY NOON  MINIMUM $1.50 ��� IS WORDS. 10* a word thereafter.  SUBSEQUENT INSERTIONS Vt PRICE  Legal ads 50c per count line  Subscription Rates:  Distributed free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast  B.C. ��� 1 year ��� $6.00; 6 months ��� $4.00  Canada except B.C. ��� 1 year ��� $8.00  U.S. and Foreign ��� 1 year ��� $10.00  It is agreed by any advertiser requesting space that liability of the  Sunshine Coast News in event of failure to publish any advertisement  or in event of errors in publishing of an advertisement shall be limited  to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising  space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be  no liability in any event beyond amount paid for such advertisement.  No responsibility is accepted by the newspaper when copy is not  submitted in writing, or verified in writing.  ��� COMING EVENTS  Monday, May 17, OAPO Branch  38, General Meeting, 2 p.m.,  Health Centre, Gibsons.  Every Monday night. 8 p.m..  Bingo. New Legion Hall. Gibsons.  Hello again. Early Bird Bingo 7  p.m. Regular at 8 p.m. Every  Thursday, Roberts Creek Legion  Hall.  Friday, May 14, 8:30 p.m. Benefit Dance, Gibsons Legion Hall.  Entertainment by 'Whiskey Jack'  Snacks. Tickets S3 single, $5  couple. Proceeds to Wilson Creek  Group Home. Tickets available at  Legion Gubroom ' and Ken's  Lucky Dollar.  LEROY is coming!  Saturday, May 15: Legion L.A.  Branch 109. Rummage and Bake  slae, 10 a.m. to 1p.m.  ���DEATHS  BE ALE: Passed away May 5,  1976, Patricia Grace Beale, late  of Madeira Park, in her 54th year.  Survived by her loving family;  1 son, Frank, Madeira Park; 3  daughters, P. J., Powell River,  Det and Cora, Madeira Park; 10  grandchildren; 5 sisters, Gertie  and Mary, Squamish, Dorothy,  Evelyn and Viola of the Vancouver area. Memorial service was  held Monday, May 10 at the  Royal, Canadian Legion Hall,  Madeira Park. Rev. N. J. Godkin  officiated. Cremation. Harvey  Funeral Home, directors.  KADIN:. Passed away May 2,  1976, Olov Kadin, late of Halfmoon Bay. Survived by 2 sisters,  Christina Norman, Minnesota;  Anna Alfeldt, Sweden; 1 brother,  Anton, Halfmoon Bay. Funeral  service was held Wednesday,  May 5 at the Harvey Funeral  Home, Gibsons. Cremation.  RICHTER: Passed away May 7,  1976, Werner Johann Richter,  late of West Sechelt, in his 57th  year. Survived by his loving wife  Annelies; 1 daughter, Angela  Unger; 1 son, Claus; and 5 grandchildren. Private cremation.  Flowers gratefully declined. Harvey Funeral Home, directors.  TAYLOR: Passed away May 4,  1976, George M. Taylor, late of  Gibsons, in his 64th year. Survived by two brothers and a sister  and by friends in Gibsons. Private  interment, Seaview Cemetery.  Harvey Funeral Home, directors.  FOLLOWS: Passed away May 9,  1976, George Follows, late of Gibsons. Survived by 2 sons, Jim,  Surrey; Robert, Victoria; 2 daughters, Yvonne Gettle, Victoria;  Eileen Spencer, Gibsons; 12  grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. He was a member of  Branch 109, Royal Canadian Legion. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday,  May 11 at St. Bartholomew's  Anglican Church, Gibsons, Rev.  David Brown officiating. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations  to the Heart Fund would be appreciated.  ��� INMEMORIAM  GILL ��� In loving memory of our  beloved son and brother, Andy,  who passed away May 8,1970.'  Days of sadness still come o'er  us.  Tears in silence often flow.  Memory keeps you ever near us  Though you died sue years ago.  ���Daddy, Mummy, Grant, Jamie, Aunty Nell and family.  ��� HELP WANTED  SWIMMING INSTRUCTOR  Person with valid Red Cross/  Royal Life Saving instructor's certificate to teach swimming and  water safety, arts and crafts and  supervise games and park facilities at Port Mellon. Phone Myrtle  Wood or John McDonald 884-  5223, local 324.    Honest, reliable - salesman for.  mobile homes. Residency on Sun-,  shine Coast an advantage. Call  885-9979.   P/T waiter/waitress needed. Ph.  886-9815.   Part time help wanted on postal  route. Phone 886-7538 after 5.  ��� WORK WANTED  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Oil Stoves  and heaters cleaned and  repaired  Phone Ron Crook, 885-3401  after 5 p.m.  This summer, put a smile in your  home. Interior and exterior  painting and decorating. Mature  University student, 5 years experience. Reasonable rates, clean  work. Call Barry, 886-7233.  Cat and/or Backhoe available for  land clearing, road building,  drainage ditches, waterlines, etc.  Call 886-9633 or 886-9365.  Reliable girl wishes job cashiering, baby sitting or housework.  Exp. Please phone 886-7769.  COAST PAINTING  From Egmont to Gibsons. House  painting and general handiwork  done. For estimates call 885-3122.  HIRE A STUDENT!  Students will garden, paint, babysit, house clean, etc. Part-time  and summer work needed. Phone  Elphinstone Secondary, 886-2204.  Two boys, 14 and 15, would like  yard and garden work. Phone  886-2103.  Backhoe available for drainage,  ditches, water lines, etc. Phone  885-2921. Roberts Creek.  Light moving and hauling 'and  handiman work. Phone Norm 886-  9503.   ^ \  Two high school boys 15 and 16,  will do work of any kind. Phone  886-9503.  Your PICTURES FRAMED and  mounted from Artistic Woodwork  stock. Matboards. Non-glare and-  regular glass. Needlepoint a  specialty. Moved to 1450 Sechelt  Inlet Rd., Porpoise Bay, Sechelt.  Phone 885-9573.  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.  ���  FOR SALE  Antique dining room table with 5  hand carved legs. Phone 886-2673  Grand Lawn Sale, Sunday, May  16, starts at 10 a.m. till ? On Reed  Road, corner of Payne. Rain  cancels sale until following Sunday.- Clothing, furniture, tools,  chickens, etc. Phone 886-7829.  Used propane space heaters,  fridges, cottage ranges, rollaway  beds, double beds, chairs, etc.  Phone 886-9815.   Jolly Jumper, $5; car seat, $10;  back pack, $7; potty seat, SI;  diaper bag, $2; winterized stroller $15; Phone 886-7545.  Peavy public address system, 6  channel, individual reverb,- scan-  ners, etc. $850. Phone 886-2491.  Shasta 15' trailer. 2 propane  tanks and jacks, sleeps 5. $700.  Phone 886-7260 eves.   Three colonies young bees. Phone  886-2762.   Hay for sale, 20 bale lots or  more. Phone 886-2887.  1965 Kustom Travel trailer, 16 ft.  Propane fridge and stove, sleeps  4. $1300. Call 883-9276  GIBSONS LANES  Open Bowling    '  Fri.. 7- 11 p.m.  Sat., 2-11 p.m.  Sun.. 2-11 p.m.  ��� CARS, TRUCKS  .   FOR SALE  For wrecking. 1970 VW bus, radio, gas heater, 20.000 miles on  motor.  Offers.  Phone 886-7052.  1973 Cougar XR7, silver gray.  Immaculate condition, 33,000  miles, one owner. Call 886-2305  after 6.  ��� CARS. TRUCKS  FOR SALE (Cont)  1960 Valiant, running good, Slant  6, $120 or nearest offer. Phone  885-3462.   1963 Olds Starfire all power, 394,  4 barrel, best offer. Phone 886-  7545.   Must sell. '69 Plymouth, good  condition throughout, $575 or  best offer. Phone 886-2491.  1961 Datsun, good motor, extra  tires; what offers? Phone 886-  2248 or 885-3339.   '74 Toyota long box truck, excellent condition, only 13,000 miles.  Phone 886-2829 or 886-7801.  1967 Volvo 144S, automatic transmission, excellent condition, 7  tires, radio. Phone 885-9602.  ��� BOATS FOR SALE  12 ft. fibreglass boat, with motor  and trailer. Phone 886-9122.  20' Lapstrake. C/W 80 hp.  Volvo EB/OB, $1500 or trade for  smaller boat. Phone 886-2738.  WANTED: Good Briggs and  Stratton motor, suitable for boat.  Phone 886-2738.  MARINE INSURANCE  PROBLEMS?  New insurance advice  Re-insurance advice  Claims settled  Capt. W. Y. Higgs  Marine Surveyor  1 Box 339, Gibsons  Phones 886-9546 or 885-9425  Floathouse, 1 year old,, recent  survey, completely liveable, separate workshop. See at Gibsons  dock. $3,900.  LIVESTOCK  Goats for sale. Phone 886-2138.  ��� PETS  All breed dog grooming, clipping  and bathing. Cat and dog boarding. Walkey Kennels, 885-2505.  Rare silky toy Terrier pups, 5  weeks, ideal pets. Also Yorkshire  Terriers, $150. Walkey Kennels,  885-2505.  Maltese pups: two females ap-  proximately 6 weeks old require  homes. $50 each. Call 886-2921  during day; 886-2045 during evenings.  Legal  MECHANICS LIEN SALE  Take notice that a vehicle, being a  1962G.M.C, P.U., serial 2c9360-  4604837B, license 839054 and  owned by Whitestone Properties  Ltd., which was removed from the  wharf at Gibsons Landing pursuant to Sec. 20 of the Highway Act  R. S. 1948, c. 144, sr.l., by Charles McVicar Mandelkau, operating as Gibsons Shell Service, Gibsons, on or about August 12,  1975, and against which there is a  lien for towing, storage, and other  charges amounting to $568.00,  will be sold at the above mentioned service station at 7 a.m. Thursday, 27th May.  BRITISH COLUMBLAHYDRO  AND POWER AUTHORITY  Invites tenders for Brush Clearing  on rights-of-way in the Sechelt  and Gibsons Areas.  Reference No. Q6-3073  Closing Date: 1 June 1976  Sealed tenders clearly marked as  above-referencedwill be received  in Room 1026, B. C. Hydro and  Power  Authority  Building,   97-  Power Authority Building, 970  Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C.  V6Z 1Y3 until 11:00 AM local  time, 1 June 1976.  Details may be obtained from the  office of the Purchasing Agent,  10th floor, 970 Burrard Street,  Vancouver, B.C. V6Z.1Y3, tele-  phone 683-8711, locals 2577,  2560.  NOTICE OF TENDER  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS  SEALED TENDERS will be re--  ceived by the undersigned up to  11 o'clock A.M. on Monday May  19, 1976 for the construction of  the following work:  The construction of a cement  slab, concrete block pumphouse  to be. built in the vicinity of .Gib-  sonsUeid Road Reservoir.  Drawings and specification  sheet may be obtained at the Gibsons Municipal Office, 1490 South  Fletcher Road, Gibsons, B.C. The  lowest .or any tender will not  necessarily be accepted.  J. W. Copland  Clerk-Treasurer.  ��� WANTED  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hem. -Ced.  L&KLUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting Grounds. Twin Creeks  Timber wanted, plus alder.  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D & O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700.        ��� ANNOUNCEMENTS  If you are concerned about someone with a drinking problem,  call Al-Anon at 885-9638 or 886-  9193. Meetings St. Aidan's Hall.  Tuesday, 8p.m. I  Alcoholics Anonymous. Phone  886-9904 or 885-9327., Gibsons  meeting Monday, 8:30 p.m. in  Gibsons Athletic Hall.  For explosive requirements, dynamite, electric or regular caps,  B line E cord and safety fuse  contact R. NIMMO, Cemetery  Road. Gibsons, Phone 886-7778.  Howe Sound Farmers Institute  ��� FOR RENT  2 sleeping rooms, to clean, quiet  adults. Phone 886-9912.  Maple Crescent Apts., .1662  School Road, Gibsons. Suites for  rent. Cablevision, parking, close  to schools and shopping. Reasonable rent. Apply Suite 103A.  Office space for rent, central Gibsons. Phone 885-3547.  Gibsons. Small 2 bedroom house  near P.O., $165. Suit working  couple. No pets. Phone 731-5961  or 733-4975. ��  Furnished 2 bedroom suite and  office combined. Will renovate  office to suit tenant. Phone 886-  2833.  ��� WANTED TO RENT  ���PROPERTY  FOR SALE  By owner, Rooming house in the  village of Gibsons. Ph. 886-9912.  Large serviced lot for sale in  Cheryl Ann Park Subdivision off  Lower Road, Roberts Creek. Ph.  886-2207 or 886-7995 after 5 p.m.  Two lots for sale on North rd.  1973,12 x 60 two bedroom trailer,  workshop, good well with pumphouse. All on one lot. Other lot  cleared and subdivided. Full price  $32,000. Ph. 886-9041.  New 3 bedroom house, carport,  fireplace, W/W carpets, utility  room, 1300 sq. ft., corner lot,  Medusa St. and Ocean Ave., Sechelt. By owner. Full 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.  Roberts' Creek. Fully serviced  lots for sale on Marlene Road.  Phone 886-7896 or 886-7700.  Large view lot. Nestman rd., Selma Park. Ph. 886-2181 or 886-  7857.  For sale by builder, quality 1600  sq. ft. new house. Double plumbing, custom cabinets, carport,  mid 40s, Gibsons. Ph. 886-7547.  3 bedroom house for sale, dose to  school and stores. Call 886-2762.  Small, 2 bedroom house, close to  stores and beach. $27,500. Phone  886-9819 or 886-7310.  ���    TRAVEL  For all your travel services,  For tours and straight air flights  Peninsula Travel Agency .  Graduate Canadian Travel  College  Dental Block, Gibsons  886-2855   Toll   Free:   682-1513.  Hawaii $225 return  Toronto $219 return  Continental Travel  885-2910  LORRIE GIRARD  886-7760  AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  JONMcRAE  885-3670  SARGENT ROAD: Spectacular view, 3 bdrm, family home. Full Basement,  11/2 baths, largesundeck. Sign on. Full price $67,500.  CHASTER ROAD: Good level building lot in growing area, may be subdivided in the future. Zoned R2, size 62 X 264. F. P. $15,600.  WATERFRONT ��� GOWER POINT: 100' beautifully landscaped property.  Large immaculate almost new panabode feature wall, fireplace, built-in  dishwasher, W/W carpet. Many extras. Must be seen! Exceptionally well  priced at only $67,500.  Many, many more. Drop in for   our free catalogue.  THE COFFEE'S ALWAYS ON  Office 886-2277 Toll Free 682-1513  Furnished houses in Gibsons area  March 1. 1976 to October 31, 1976  Contact Paddy Moore. 665-8024.  ^ROOMdi:iS^R|)^^  ;���'?.   . <v :. ���-.- :-:^- r-. .   ...y\  Nice: rooms with view oyer the  ocean, very good meals. Phone  886-9033.  ��� MOBILE HOMES  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 .60 Meadowbrook. 2 bedroom  bay window, carpeted throughout  fully furnished, including washer  and dryer. Individually decorated  12' x 68' Statesman, 3 bedroom,  fully furnished and decorated.  Carpeted throughout. Separate  dining room with built in china  cabinet. Two door frost free  fridge, deluxe range. Washer and  dryer. f  On view at Sunshine Coast  Trailer Park.  Phone 886-9826  *73 Esta Villa 12 x 68, 3 bed-  rooms, fridge, stove, drapes included. Phone 886-9048.  CLERK  is required for. the Sunshine Coast Area Office.  Duties include: processing sale9 analysis rw  forms inacon[unctI6n with data centre; processing  building' permits; adjudicates on the validity of  documents following well defined procedures and  regulations; assisting appraisal staff with preparation and organization of field work; checking completed field cards for essential data; maintaining a  filing system; handling telephone and counter enquiries; other related duties as assigned. Applicants Will possess Grade XII education and a minimum of three years clerical experience or equivalent combination of education and experience;  good knowledge of modern office practices and  procedures; ability to type with reasonable speed  and accuracy; lesser qualified applicants may be  appointed at an entry level position with corresponding salary level.  Salary: $896 - $991  Competition No. 76-56  Closing Date: May 21,1976.  Application forms may be obtained from the various assessment offices throughout the province.  Please direct completed application forms to:  Co-ordinator Personnel  B.C. Assessment Authority  1537 Hillside Avenue  Victoria, B.C.  V8T4Y2  Charles ���ngUSl)&tiif   Srv��TEOR  REAL ESTATE ANdInsBrANCEI * ��*op'N  APPRAISALS -        FOR OUR  FREE  896-2481        PROPERTY!  ���      BROCHURE  Gibsons, B.C.  PHONE TOLL FREE: 687-6445  One thing about Real Estate,  You get a LOT for your money  WHY NOT LET US  HELP YOU?  J.W.Visser     Don Sutherland   ANNE Gurney.  885-3300 885-9362 886-2164  George Cooper  886-9344  The word "chopsticks" comes from a Chinese word meaning  "the quick ones."  If your brakes appear to fail  while you're driving, the BCAA  advises you to pump the foot  brake, shift into lower gear and  use the handbrake if it is apparent it will help.  885-2235  IS THE NUMBER TO PHONE  24 HOURS A DAY FOR YOUR  FREE GUIDE TO  REAL ESTATE VALUES  AGENCIES LTD.  j Box 128, Sechelt  Phone Vancouver 689-5838  (24 HOURS)  Don Hadden  885-9504  George Townsend  885-3345  Jim Wood  885-2571  Jack Warn  886-2681  Peter Smith  885-9463  C.R. Gathercole  886-2785  Bob Kent  885-9461  Pat Murphy  885-9487  Jack White  886-2935  New on the Market  And so nice to come rrome to.  #3609  Weil designed 2 bedroom home on double  length lot. Many attractive features and a beautiful garden. Over 1100 square feet plus sun  porch and car port. H? 000  Cal I Jack Warn, eves ��� 886-2681.  E. McMYNN AGENCY  Real Estate & Insurance  Roberto Greek ��� VA acre estate, new home, very private.  1165 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.  GUmohs Pratt Rd.:Nearly one  acre, of good soil, 3 bdrm.  home, large barn, workshop,  garage. Offers to $43,000. A  very good buy���  We need listings on smaller  holdings, 5-10 acres with older  buildings ��� 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 but at  $37,500.  Roberts Creek: Vi acre lot on  paved road, creek on property,  nicely treed. Only $18,000.  Good view lot in new S.D.,l>c-  ilhies. Only $12,500. Sign on, see  at Lower Rd. & Cheryl-Anne.  Gibsons WFT: Lovely 2 bdrm  home on beautifully landscaped  lot. Full drive with garage. Home  has nice F.P. in large lvgrm.  Electric heat. Asking $65,000.  RON McSAVANEY 885-3339  J. L. BLACK 886-7316  Phone  886-2248  Box 238 ��� Gibsons. B. C.  CONCERT  THE SUNSHINE CHORISTERS  & YOUNG GUEST ARTISTS  SECHELT SCHOOL ACTIVITY ROOM  SATURDAY, MAY 15AT8p.m.  ^Adults $1 Students 50$  Sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Arts Council  with proceeds going to Whitaker House,  Arts & CraftCentre. ouncil- ^ets   boost  Gibsons Village council voted  themselves a ten percent wage increase last week in line with the  limitations recommended by the  ; anti-inflation board guidelines.  Adoption of by-law number 289  at last Tuesday's meeting will  'give the mayor an indemnity of  $2630 per year and  aldermen  $1490 per year.  Council noted the increase is  justified because aldermen did  not receive a pay. raise last year.  The mayor was given a ten percent increase last year because  municipal matters force him to  take time off from his regular job.  Council received a letter recently from provincial Minister of  Municipal Affairs Hugh Curtis  urging elected representatives to  give themselves little or no pay  increase this year. Curtis said  that politicians should set an example of restraint.  In reference to the announcement of proposed ferry rate increases . one alderman said he  wished the provincial government  would also exercise restraint.  CONSULT US FOR ALL  YOUR INSURANCE REQUDtEMENTS  MEMBER ��� MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE  YOUR AUTO PLAN CENTRE  "W7<  : ROBERTS CREEK Large semi-  clear lot. Well located. Serviced.  Only $11,000.  GIBSONS Another fine home with  expansive view on large lot 65'  x 400'. 12 yr. old 4 bedroom  home, convenient family size kitchen, spacious living room.  Vanity bath. The full basement is  unfinished for you to "do your  own thing" with. Only VA blocks  to school. Attractive financing on  ���full price of $59,900.  GOWER POINT View! View!  View! 69' x 250"semi-clear lot  in excellent location. $5,000 down  on $15,000 full price.  Beautifully maintained 1058 sq.  ft. home in. attractive surroundings. Spacious living room features cut stone fireplace and sliding glass doors to patio area at  rear of house. Modern U-shaped  cabinet kitchen with adjoining  pleasant dining room. Large utility room, 4 pc. vanity bath. Lge.  carport. Approx. 1 acre., Short  walk to P.O., store and beach.  $49,500 full-price.  DROP IN AND SEE US  SEASIDE PLAZA  Norm Peterson ��� 886-2607  Phone 886-2000 ��� Gibsons, B.C.  j Coast News WantAds]  j\ reach 14,000 readers j  Printed Pattern  4878  SIZES  8-20  Ml"^  Slinky Shapery  Lovely things are bound to  happen when you appear in this  supple, slinky body shaping!  Sew it long or short in a nylon  print or metallic knits.      .  Printed Pattern 4878: Misses'  ,  Sizes,8,10���12,14;16,18,20./.  ���>! Size; ;T2? (bust 34) takes 3J$'X-  yards 60-ihch-fabric. .(j^gSsgs&i  J'''-'. ������.:.'.l '���;'?  ��� .;<::.--      ��� ' ' ��� ..  H-:������.'.-^i*--.  $1.00 for each pattern-  cash, cheque or money order.  Add 15* each pattern for first-  class mail and special handling. Print plainly Sise, 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-Siimmer Pattern  Catalog! Over 100 partners,  pants, long, short styles. Free  pattern coupon, 75*.  Sew and Knit Book .....$1.25.  Instant Money Crafts ...$1.00  Instant Sewing Book.. ..$1.00  Instant Fashion Book ...$1.00  Sunshine Coast News, May 11,1976.  aley wins right to build fence-  Local solicitor Robert Haley has  successfully won the right to build  a six to seven foot fence around  his property. At last. Wednesday's council meeting in-Sechelt  it was narrowly decided to allow  Haley to proceed with building  his fence along Trail and Anchor  roads on the understanding that  this special dispensation would in  no way become a precedent for  Killam  gets legal  reprieve  The Village of Sechelt has received a letter from their solicitor  advising them to adopt the new  zoning by-law 146 before progressing with legal action against  OK Tire store owner Haydon Killam for failing to make the necessary alterations to his building as  stated by the council and the arbitration board.'  Village Clerk Torn Wood said  on Friday that the by-law will  come before the council on June 2  and that Killam will then be given  a further 30 days to appeal the decision. This time will also be required for the village to advise all  parties concerned of the enactment of the new zoning laws.  Alderman Morgan Thompson  suggested that council meet with  the village building inspector to  discuss the background to the Killam situation and make dear exactly what Killam is expected to.  correct.  Council agreed to hold a special  meeting on the subject in the near  future..    ' *  further violations of the new zoning by-law.  The council thanked Haley for  having the honor to come before  them when in fact he could have  gone ahead and built the fence  without their authority as the new  zoning by-law will not be in effect  until June 2 and council was unaware of any older by-laws governing the height offences.  Alderman Thompson noted  that Haley's triplets presented  "triple trouble" and that due to  the fact that the lot was lower  than the road he felt a special dispensation was in order. Haley  was concerned that his children  would soon be able to climb a  smaller fence and that with the  increased traffic along the two  roads it was a dangerous situation  Paul Wickland, DMD  is pleased to announce that he will be associating  with Dr. Donald Bland, DMD, for the practice of  general dentistry in Gibsons.  Appointments commence June 2,1976  886-7020  "Music Lessons  You Enjoy"  Piano & Organ  Jessie  Morrison  886-9030  1614 Marine Drive  Gibsons, B.C.  Going through the Change of Light?  WHETHER WIRING A NEW HOME, OR ADDING AN OUTLET, I  OFFER YOU PERSONALISED SERVICE AT ONE OF THE MOST  REASONABLE RATES ON THE PENINSULA.  SUPERIOR ELECTRIC  Fire, believed caused by arson,  sent one fireman to the hospital  and heavily damage the Gibsons  home of Walter Valancius, early  Sunday morning.  Fireman Dennis. Carroll was  taken from the fire scene in Gibsons Ambulance to have a severe  cut on his arm sewn up. He was  l checking the house for occupants  when he cut his arm on broken  , glass. There .was no one home at  . i the time of the fire.  3BPOoPBPOBBpaoBapanPBPBPBaoBHaaQOttoaaiaoooBGooaQooooBPPQPoaaooaoooc30cM3POBocaGoaopooaBapoBBO  IL  FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE  CALL R. SIMPKINS  885-2412  FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE  Ii  ,.., ,  f.*'*.-* "'Sty  ���'   '     A  Orange Juice  55'  COOP Swt. or  Unswt. 48 oz.  Tomatoes  SEW EASY  Cowrie St.  Savarin Dinners ;S?8M��. 89*  Orange Juice  ^ 3/79  (��l~fTh*A-^Ne.^i  Sechelt  885-2725  Church Services  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30 a.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.  ROMA7^A��ibLIC 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 ��� 11:15a.m.  2nd and 4th Sundays  8:00 a.m. Holy Communion  St. Aidan's  Worship Service 9:30 a.m.  4th Sunday only  Family Service 11 a.m.  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  Member P.A.O.C.  Phone 886-7107  Highway and Martin Rd.  Sunday School 9:45 a.m.  Morning Worship 11 a.m.  Evening Service 7 p.m.  Wed. Bible Study 7:30 p.m.  Pastor G. W. Foster  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  r 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  v 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  n  FRCSH fflCHTS  Kellogg's  Special "K  '1.09  ill/'3 9  Cereal  15 oz.  Cherry Pie  Filler  CO-OP  19 oz.  Flour  CO-OP Enriched White  20 lb        f2M  Fruit Cocktail  Pork Chops  Chicken ^S^5"616; 83*b  End Cut t-i    fcCk  Family Pack       l.QSJlb.  Picnics whole     89* id  CO-OP  14 oz.  Veal Chopettes .K^,M//99*  PRODUCE  lb.  43  Orange  Crystals  TANG, Pkg. of 4   c-f    f%{%  3V2 0Z. "���USJ  Bleach  co-op OO*  1280Z. ^M  Paper Towels  KLEENEX  Pkg. of 2  CO-OP Choice  14 oz.  Mustard  FRENCH'S  24 oz.  55*  Soda  Crackers  CO-OP  2 lb.  *1.29  Tuna  CO-OP Light Chunk  6% oz.  59'  49*  bskt.  PRICES EFFECTIVE Thurs., Fri., Sat, May 13,14,15  *  Corn-on-the-cob  Tomatoes      49* bskt.  Broccoli     33* *  CO-OP  J  . w    ���  .1  FOOD SERVICE CENTRE  iPh. 886-2522 WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES     GIBSONS, B.C 6  Sunshine Coast News, May 11.1976.  Alfred loves 6 Alice9  > iw�� mi m-r-* ��TtHTfttT m vwwm ��� t'M'w s-f^ �� illi,i^WPii'tlBli'ililw  ^���/j*  "I loved throwing tantrums,  riding horses, tossing water on  Ellen Burstyn and getting paid for  it," grinned 12-year-old Alfred  Lutter who does all of the above in  his screen debut in Warner Bros,'  "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore."  "If that's what acting in movies  is all about," the young actor ex-  ELLEN BURSTYN and Diane Ladd in a scene from ' 'Alice  Doesn't Live Here Anymore" a Warner Bros, release,  also starring Alfred Lutter III and Kris Kristofferson.  Martin Scorsese directed and David Susskind produced  the screenplay by Robert Getchell.  This is your  Last Chance  "The Rocky  Horror Show "  Tuesday, May 11 at 8 p.m.  ELLEN BURSTYN  KRIS KRISTOFFERSON ,N A1CE  DOESNTUVEHKE  ANYMORE .  Thurs., Fri., Sat. May 13,14,15  MATURE: Warning, Occasional coarse language,  ��� B.C. Dir.  Sun., Mon., Tues.  May 16,17,18  STARRING: Lionel Jeffries,  Alastair Sim  Britt Ecklund, Michael Horden  MATURE: Warning:  Occasional nudity and  suggestive language.  ���B.C. Dir:  .i->y. ������-.;��� '<  plained, "then I'm all for it."  Lutter had only made a couple of  commercials before being signed  to star with Miss Burstyn and  Kris Kristofferson in the wry love  story about a widow and her  young son. "I went in for auditions eight times. And that's a lot  when you have to trudge through  December slush." Lutter lives in  Ridgewood, N.J., but will be  spending a lot of time away from  there in the future. He spent 2VS  months in Tucson, Arizona shooting "Alice," and on the completion of that film he. went to the  Carribean to co-star with James  Earl Jones in "The Cay."  How'd he come to the acting  profession? His mother Ruth explains that she tried everthing to  use up his incredible energies and  interests. He didn't like sports all  that much and music didn't seem  to hold his attention, so when he  mentioned that he might like to  act, she went out and interested  an agent. The rest is history. An  unusually quick success, but one  which will take years to come to  furition.  "Fred's a natural actor," says  director Marin Scorsese. "He  surprised me with the number of  quality ideas he brought to his  role. I guess I shouldn't have  been so surprised since I know  mat his I.Q. is in the upper five  percent of the nation."  ''Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" is produced by David  Susskind and Audrey Maas from  a screenplay by Robert Getchell.  Harvey Keitel and Billy Green  Bush co-star.  The film plays at the Twilight  Theatre in Gibsons May 13, 14,  and 15.  Only two?  The village of Gibsons is a little  disappointed after receiving word  from the provincial Department of  Labor that only two students will  be allocated for the village's  summer employment program.  The village had originally applied  for 12 people.  In a report to council, administrator Jack Copland said he personally expressed disappointment  to the department and was subsequently informed that a considerable amount of re-allocation will  take place between now and June  28 and that more students may be  .assigned to this area.  Film Society  ^mjmm^m%mmiKmm^mJmmMWMmMmWmkWmWmmmmWmWm^mmmmmmmm^mmm^  All wound up for  running to see standing  6yo-y��'  or  still?  by ALLAN CRANE  This Wednesday wiD be the occasion of the Film Society's final  program of the season, and a very  attractive one too. The renowned  Hie Running, Jmnpkig '��� and  Standing StiB FSm is scheduled to  play along with Yo-Yo, a film for  which no greater acclaim has ever  been, received by any shown at  the Canadian Federation of Film  Societies' annual convention. Not  one person rated it less that "excellent" in the ballots which  delegates from all film societies  across the country complete after  Federation screenings. McGill  Film Society hosted this Annual  General Meeting in Montreal in  1974, and I am reproducing  their notes below.  Yo-Yo is the best film ever  made. An attempt at description  leads one into an ever-increasing  mass of superlatives. It is a magical film, dearly beloved of the  McGill Film Society. The total  lack of any objective view whatso-  ' ever has not facilitated the writing of this program note. Queries  as to what could be written all  elicited the same response:  It's the best film ever made."  Could we write that a hundred  times? Why not?  The traditional clown role is'  easily transferred to the screen:  Keaton is considered by many to  be ihe classic screen clown. The  theme of the clown runs all  through films, from the early sil-  ents up through Fellini. Pierre  Etaix started as an acrobat and  clown, and then went into cinema. He can be found in Fellini's  Clowns (just as Fellini can be  found on Yo-Yo). The scenes in  which Yo-Yo performs as a clown  are perfect unto themselves, but  are not separate from the story.'  Etaix slides in and out of his role  as Yo-Yo with ease. He, like Keaton, is not a slapstick comedian.:  Rather he is almost melancholy,  '���-- y,:v.i���,���.'-:���   ���������'. ���, ���������'^i^fm^m  INVEST IN A FREEZER  LETS YOU BUY IN BULK  AND SAVE MONEY  12 cu. ft. - '319.95  '339.95  ��� '389.95  15 cu. ft.  19 cu. ft.  23 cu. ft. -'399.95  29 cu. ft. ��� '539.95  30 TICKETS  WITH EACH  FREEZER  PURCHASED  BENNER FURNITURE CO. LTD.  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY SECHELT  UNDER THE REVOLVING SIGN  885-2058  Store Hours: Tues - Sat  Friday  9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  -9a.m. -9 p.m.  creating   gentle   laughter   and  smiles, not belly laughs. A gentle  film with tributes to the history of  film and the men who made it.  ,.    It's the best film ever made.  It's the best film ever made..  It's the best film ever made.  It's the best film ever made . ..  The Running,  Jumping  and  Standing Still Fffln was made by  Richard Lester who went on to  bigger but not necessarily better  things .with such films as The  Foot   Musketeers   and   Young  Frankensteki. It was made when  the BBC Goon Show was at the  height of its popularity ��� a popularity which endures ��� before  television decimated the audience  for radio broadcasts, and it features such goons at Peter Sellers  and Spike MUligan in 11 minutes  of mimed absurdity.  One of our members, John  Reeve, tells me that Leo McKern  is also in the film. I saw it many  years ago when I was unaware of  that sterling British actor whom I  , remember subsequently for a peris formance in the title role in The  Alchemist at the Old. Vic and for  ; some magnificent portrayals. in  Television   production,   particularly as Galileo in the Brecht play.'  A new executive wiU be needed  to run the Film Society for the  1976-77 season, and there will be  a general meeting of the Film  Society at 8 p.m. on Tuesday,.  May 18 at the Wilson Creek Community hall at which time it is  hoped to elect a new executive  and plan operations for the year.  People will be needed if the Soci-  ��� ety is to continue to operate; a  4 president to oversee the operations; a treasurer to keep the  books, a corresponding secretary .  and a membership secretary. I  am prepared to assist in maintaining contacts, but I will riot be  able to oversee the operations because of possible involvement in a  7 busp<R^enjnw^Tl^was even���  *>l?#^illtyJtkatIinight're-locate  Ibuf this, if it: does..occur,^would  not be for at least another year.  Our former bookkeeper, Jeremy  Young, has moved to Victoria and  is missed by his friends both  CBC Radio  those in the Film Society and  those not in it. Joy Graham has  been membership secretary for  two years now and she does not  wish to continue with this into  next year: If you are willing to  assist with any of these functions, please let Joy Graham  know either by telephoning her  at 886-9260 or writing to her  (suggestions for films may also  be sent) at R.R. 2, Hwy. 101, Gibsons.  From time to time, some of the  Film Society members complain  about the programs; sub-titled  prints, too much of this, not  enough of that and so forth, but  there are many favorable comments, and I would like to conclude with an excerpt from a letter which Joy received a couple of  days ago from one of our members, Jean Lubin: '  - "I'd just like to add how very  much I have enjoyed the film society's program this year ��� the  wide range .and quality of the  films shown. It makes a tremendous difference to life on the Peninsula, so I'd be sorry to see the  programs cut back toone showing  every two weeks.*'  CONTEMPLATING THE HISTORY of Gibsons ��� or at  least that's what he's supposed to be doing ��� is Gibsons  Elementary student Tom Kurucz. Tom and other stu~  dents of a class taught by Roger Douglas and Bob Cotter  were at Seaview Cemetery last week learning about the  history of the community. ���Bob Cotter Photo.  Irish luck a winner for  Boyle  by ALEXIS DAVISON  The Luck of the Irish: A Canadian  Fable, by Harry J. Boyle, Mac.  Mffian of Canada,�� 1975, 160p.  hardcover, $9.95.  ' Harry J. Boyle is a Canadian  writer with an established reputation. He has been associated  with CBC Radio for 33 years, and  since 1968, has been vice-chairman of the Canadian Radio-Television Commission (CRTC). Boyle  is the author >of radio plays, a  stage play arid a musical. He has  written seven books, most notably  The Great Canadsui Novel in 1972  and ' HooMbrcw abd -; Patches,'  which won lum the Stephen Lea-  cock Medal for Humor.   ,  The Lock off the Irish is set in a  Irish-Canadian farming community in southern Ontario. It is the  story of Tom and Carrie Macrae  ��� brother and sister��� and their  disastrous attempts at farming  following the death of their parents. When the Macrae barn  burns down while Tom and Carrie  are in church, one onlooker comments that they seem to be ' 'long  on faith and short on luck.''  At the end of their financial  rope, and with no hope of a solution, the Macraes are persuaded  to make a pilgrimage to the Martyrs' Shrine at Midlands. This  book is the story of that pilgrimage and their search for a miracle  to resolve their problems. ���  ; During their travels, they tneet?.  many unusual characters, among  them Sylvester Topgood, a salesman of "genuine martyr relics";  Brother Anselmo, an Italian Gardener whose right to be termed  "Brother" is in doubt; and Ther  esa Mary Anne Byrne, a widow  from Detroit in search of a hus-  .  band. They also meet the Feeney ��  family, who befriend them briefly, and more particularly Grace  Feeney, an attractive young girl ,  of marriageable age who becomes  part of the miracle.  Ihe Lock of the Irish is a very  enjoyable, humorous and heartwarming fable. As Frances Dee ' \  Costello, a friendly observer remarked to the Baptist undertaker  following the funeral of Tom Mac- "���--  rae years later: "Ah, isn't it a  splendid thing to Uve m an age^1  when miracles still do hippeti?^  But of course, not having the luck! r^  to be of the blood nor of the �����  faith, you wouldn't understand'  that."  Available at Books and Station-,  ery, Sechelt.  Scientists take up Saturday slack  Conversations with Scientists  I is a new program originating from  .'Vancouver taking up the slack on  .'. Saturday afternoon left over now  the Metropolitan Opera season is  finished. From 5 to 6 p.m. Bert  I Nelson talks with a variety of in-  ' teresting people about their work  and interests.  This week Dr. Ian McTaggart  'Cowan of the Zoology Department UBC tells how he found a  ���' colony of unique marmots on Vancouver Island '45 years ago and  the measures taken to preserve  them from extinction. He also  ��� describes what it is like to spend  a winter studying a wolf pack in  the 400. square nule wilderness of  Mt. McKinley National Park.  j-   Between Ourselves on Friday  ; May 14 features a documentary  about the B.C. Ferry fleet prepared    by    freelancer    Jurgen  Hesse.  > WEDNESDAY, MAY 12  Vancouver Recital 1:30 p.m. Dale  : Reubart, piano; Liszt's Sonata in  \ B minor'.  Quirks and Quarks 8:03 p.m. Science Magazine, host Dr. David '  Suzuki.  .Concern 9 p.m. Domestic Violence ��� if you're not in the drug  trade your best chance of getting  murdered is in your own home by  your husband or wife!  THURSDAY, MAY 13  'Organists in Recital 1:30 p.m.  Frances MacDonrieQ, from Christ  Church Cathedral, Ottawa, Bach  program of preludes,, fugues and  chorales.  'Themes and Variations 8:03 p.m.  Part 1. Huguette . Tourangeau,.  mezzo-soprano accompanied by  Alexandra Munn recorded at the  Halifax Festival. Part 2. 95th  birthday tribute to operetta and  film score composer Robert Stolz.  Jazz Radio - Canada 10:30 p.m.  Bob Hales Band, arrangements  by .Ray Sikora; -Ian McDougal,  Oliver Cannon and Ron Johnson.  FRIDAY, MAY 14  Canadian Concert Hafl 2:30 p.m.  Early Music Consort of London -  Five centuries of popular, music -  popular chansons of the' Renaissance court to medieval "pop"  music.  Between Ourselves 8:03 p.m. The  B.C. Ferry Fleet by Jurgen Hesse  SATURDAY, MAY 15  Hot Air 1:30p.ni. Host Bob Smith  music of Johnny Hodges with his  own short lived combo ��� late  forties, early fifties.  Opera by Request send requests  for your favorite arias, overtures,  etc. to Bill Hawes, Box 500, Station "A" Toronto.  Conversations    with  'Scientists  5:03 p.m. Bert Nelson talks with  Dr. Ian McTaggart Cowan.  Mask de Chez Nans 7. p.m. Orchestra de Radio Canada, Bernard Jean, oboe. Concerto No. 2  in F major, Corelli; Concerto in F  minor, Telemann; Suite in E major, A. Foote; Concerto Grosso No  10 in E minor, Handel, Symphony  for strings, Hetu.  CBC Stage 8:03 p.m! Dead Across  the Street by Hans Werner ��� set  in the 60s and concerns a life in a  communal residence.  Anthology 10:03 p.m. Book review by Kildare Dobbs. Nightfall,  a story by Len Gasparini.  Mask Alive 11:03 p.m. Ayorama  Wind Quintet ��� La Cheminee du*  Roi, Milhaud; Trio for flute, oboe  and bassoon,  Vivaldi;  Quintet,  Nielsen,   from  the  Fredericton  Festival.  SUNDAY, MAY 16  Bosh and the Salon 1:03 p.m.  Tales of a Prairie Drifter, by Rod  Langley. Part 1.  . Stanley Cap Play-off Hockey 4:03  p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia.  The Royal Canadian Afar Farce  7:03 p.m! comedy.  Ihe Entortakters 7:30 p.m. Profile of Arlo Guthrie.  CBC Playhouse 10:30 p.m. But  you Promised by Paul Kligman -  story of a little boy in hospital.  MONDAY, MAY 17  This Morning 9:15 to noon weekdays ��� host LaurierLapierre.,  Music of Oar People 8:03 p.m.  Fado songs from Portugal.  Special Report 10:10 p.m. pre--  empting -Five Nights this week.  Nightly report from the Canadian  Labour Congress.  TUESDAY, MAY 18  CBC Tuesday Night 3:03 p.m.  Part 1. Judas - a story by Frank"  O'Connor. Part 2. Early keyboard  music of Eckhardt Gramatte. Part  3. There was an old woman from  Wexford by Alden Nowlan.  Touch the Earth 10:30 p.m.  Second of 4 programs originating  in the Atlantic Provinces, featur  ing singers, poets and just plain  folk - Jim Bennet, Helen Creigh-  ton, Marty Reeno, Clarry Croft,  Gene MacLeHan - also recording  of a "kitchen time" from Newfoundland and a ceilidh fnyri  Cape Breton.  DECISION  Ottawa, April 30, 1976  The Canadian Radio-Television Commission announces  -rthe following decision effective forthwith.  DECISION CRTC 76-239  GIBSONS, BRITISH COLUMBIA  ��� 751533100  SECHELT, BRITISH COLUMBIA  ��� 751534900  Northwest Communications Ltd.  Applications to amend Its cable television broadcasting  licences for Gibsons arid Sechelt, British Columbia as  follows:  GIBSONS  ��� to delete the reception and distribution of CKLG-FM  257 Vancouver, British Coulmbla from_channel 243;  ��� to reduce its service area;  ��� to add ah additional antenna site.  SECHELT  ��� to increase its service area to include Roberts Creek.  '. Decision: APPROVE*  Guy Lefebvre  Secretary General  I*  Canadian Conseildela  Radio-Television    Radio-Television  Commission Canadierine  K  !���:�� gency programs  Emergency Programs Co-ordinator Art McPhee stated this  week that a review of last week's  disaster exercise had proved that  all major objectives had been met  and that all participants had done  their jobs well.  A video'tape of the exercise  was.shown at a meeting last  ThOTsday at St: Mary's Hospital,  and in the analysis only a few  minor points were scheduled for  change.  Hospital administrator Dana  Kearney seated that she was gen  erally happy with the exercise but  felt that the system of coding patients as they arrived at the hospital could be improved and that  . there was a slight congestion  problem in some corridors. The  RCMP were pleased with the exercise but felt that their dispatch  system .and emergency���, roster  calls could be upgraded so that 7  the hospital would be advised of  the accident sooner than they  were this time.  The ambulance operators were  disappointed that the exercise  was not more realistic and a problem arose because the ambulance  drivers did not fill out the paper  work as it was only an exercise.  This created still more paperwork  at the hospital. McPhee admitted  that the paper work problems  were critical to the success of the  operation.  ������ The co-ordinator hoped that.  next time the exercise could be  more realistic and that it could be  held out of normal working hours  so they could see what would happen if full staff was not available.  MV TSOUBLE IS,  ICAN'TSAVA/O.  ILETTHESOVS  &OANYTHIN*  kTHEY WANT-  1500 sign for recycling  Tom Haigh, manager of Peninsula Recycling has prepared a report and petition for consideration by all levels  7of local and provincial government in an attempt to find  funds to continue the operation after the May 31 deadline.  Haigh stated on Sunday that the completed petition  has been signed by over 1500 local citizens from Egmont  to Port Mellon. The petition states that the people who  have signed the document wish to see Peninsula Recycling  continue in business and asks the local and provincial  governments to favorably consider the group's request for  joint funding.  Haigh stated that he is unwilling to see the recycling  group forced to close and added that after preliminary,  discussions with MLA Don Lockstead he was Hopeful  that the department of the environment would support  his request for a provincial grant if the regional district  came through with their share of the operating costs.  ;     Haigh informed the Coast News that he hopes his  group will be able to make a presentation to the SCRD at  their next regular meeting.  ���    ... ;���"  .      "        ' ���   . ���  May Pay festivities  commencing at 9 a.m. Later in the  day are row boat races at 11 a.m.  and a soap box derby at 1 p.m. A  teen dance will be held on Friday,  May 21 from 9 - 12 p.m. at the  Madeira Park Community Centre.  Saturday May 22 is the date for  most of the family entertainment  at the Madeira Park playground.  The day is kicked off with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. followed  by a parade at 9:30. The crowning  of the May Queen and Maypole  dance are scheduled for 11 a.m.  Saturday afternoon is carnival  time with bingo, plane rides,  baseball and junior and senior  games from 12 until 4. The May  Queen and King dinner will be  held at 5 p.m. with a junior and  senior dance to follow from 6 until  late that night.  Nurses  The Pender Harbour May Day  Committee has released the  schedule of events for this year's  May Day festivities.  ' The pagan celebration of the  Rites of Spring begins on Saturday May 15 with a fishing derby  Tyee Service  ina  Two local nurses will represent,  the Sunshine Coast Chapter of the  Registered Nurses Association of  * B.C. at the Associations' 64th annual meeting, May 12-14 in Vancouver. Acting as voting delegates for the local chapter will be  June Bandi and Ben Weisenhoru.  Some 600 nurses representing  49 chapters are expected to attend the conference which will focus on a review of general associ-  . ation business. A feature of the  meeting will be, a half day ex-  , animation of the theme the  "Oppressed Majority". The idea  being that the nurses are the  largest segmenujof the health care  work force yet they are dominated  by smaller groups.  The local nurses' chapter has  about 50 members and they devote most of their time to operating a loan cupboard of equipment for home use of the sick.  They also conduct local education  programs for the nurses and .provide a bursary for post secondary  education in the health care field.  Sunshine Coast News, May 11. 1976.  Groups asked to decide on courses  Karin Hoemberg, the co-prdin-.  ator for this district's Centre for  Continuing Education has asked  all groups, agencies and organizations on the Sunshine Coast to  decide what kind of educational  courses they would like to see in  this area.  In a letter sent to the various  groups, the co-ordinator says that  the program is at present modest  but if expansion is! done according^  to the needs of the community, a  satisfying program will result.      .  "I sincerely believe that the  Sechelt Peninsula can support a  relevant and worthwhile education program if members of the  community will participate in the  planning," she says.  - Co-ordinator Hoemberg says it <  is unfortunate that it is not possible to offer academic programs at  this time because of a difference  a with the college involved. A total  affiliation with that college would  cost local taxpayers $140,000 per  year which, she says, is an expense that cannot be justified at  this time. She adds that alternate  solutions are presently being  investigated.  The school board is supporting  all efforts to make continuing  education part of life for the adult  population and the board encour-  water  Tyee Airways Ltd. inaugurated  their, new Islander service between Powell River, Sechelt and  Vancouver airport on Saturday  with a special flight for invited  guests to Nanaimo and Powell River... ���;.  Representatives of Gibsons and  Sech^qdWnc8sHri^nA^ri^j^  Committee and ih&Jocal;vpress>,.SVJs*^aXt?Ct /  were flown to Nanaimo, where a  representative of Nanaimo coun-:  cil joined the group, and then  ftown.to Powell River to meet  Powell River council members at  a   reception   at   PoweU   River  airport.  The flight took place after ah  open house held Saturday at  Gibsons-Sechelt Municipal Airport to allow members of the public to inspect the new $182,000  Islander aircraft. The party left at  about 1:00 p.m. (amd returned  about 4:45 p.m. While in Powell  River, members of Powell River  council were given air tours over  their chy.  A number of Gibsons residents  living on 0'Shea Road have petitioned to the village to have their  water pressure improved.  A letter written by William  Nasadyk and signed by ten other  residents was presented to council last week. The letter states  that the water pressure on O'Shea  Road is "extremely low."  The problem will be studied by  council's water committee and it  is hoped that a solution can be -  presented at council's next meeting, May 18'.  ;ons attempts to lift  103 acre land freeze  ages individuals, groups, agencies, arid organizations to contribute whatever they consider essential for the improvement and  extension of the present program.  During May, the continuing  education co-ordinator will be  planning for the fall program and  invite any information from Sunshine Coast residents..In the  meantime she is asking all groups  and organizations to spend some  time at the next meeting to discuss educational courses which  could be established in the future.  The co-ordinator states that the  course will be initiated if ten people are interested and a suitable  instructor can be found.  Gibsons council is attempting  to lift about 103 acres of village  land out of the Agricultural Land  Freeze so that the area can be  used for sub-divisions.  Alderman Kurt Hoehne noted  at last week's, meeting that the  village would like to see more  land available for housing in or?  der to increase the tax base for  the village. With the mill rate frozen at 29.40 mills council feels it  has no alternative but to establish  a broader tax base by encouraging more sub-divisions.  The 103 acres are located in the  area bound partially by Reed  Road and the western boundaries  of the village.  In other council news; an underground wiring policy is now  being considered by the village.  In a report to council, administrator Jack Copland offered for  council's consideration a wiring  policy now in use in North Vancouver. The North Vancouver policy ' states that underground  wiring must be installed in a new  sub-division located on a street  that already has underground ���  wiring, and in a sub-division that  creates a cul-de-sac. When a proposed sub-division starts from an  area served with existing overhead wiring the minimum number of lots serviced by the underground wiring should be 12.  The proposed policy is being  considered by council and. a decision on the matter will be handed  down at the next regular council  meeting, May 18.  WANTED  Used furniture or what  have yon  Al'S USED FURNITURI  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons ���.886-2812  Can  FBDB help  you?  Financial assistance  Management counselling  Management training  Information on government  programs for business  On Wednesday, May 19th,  one of our representatives will be at  Bella Beach Motel,  Sechelt. Tel: 885-9561  If you require financing to start, modernize or  expand your business and are unable to  obtain it elsewhere on. reasonable terms and  conditions or if you are interested in the  FBDB management services of counselling  and training or wish information on  government program^ a'.dildtjic loi youi  business, talk to our representative.  ....*  r  FEDERAL  BUSINESS  DEVELOPMENT BANK  145 West 15th Street,  North Vancouver, B.C.  ISMe*  .1.  rs.  i.  980-6571  Opening new doors to small business.  Airport traffic has  tripled since paving  This is Your Life      9s*$B*��  95  Horoscope for the next week  By TRENT VARRO  Sechelt alderman Frank Leitner  announced at last Wednesday's  village council meeting that the  airport paving is now complete.'  Leitner added that traffic has tripled since the paving was installed  and that other improvments are  now being considered. Leitner informed council that after a recent  inspection it was decided that  more clearing was needed along  the approaches and that the Aero  Club had agreed to do the job if  they were granted salvage rights  on the trees. Sechelt agreed to  join Gibsons council in sending a  letter to the club agreeing to this  proposal.  Leitner also noted that it was  hoped that local MP Jack Pearsall  and Justice Minister Ron Basford  would be able to attend the official opening of the airport scheduled for the middle of June.  We now have more of those  beautiful tall pink rose candles  you asked for. Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  A KALEIDOSCOPE OF  CARPET COLOR  SOMETHING TO SUIT EVERY HOME  JUST  ASK  US  ��� ���  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  1  I  I  I  I  I  I  i  i  i  i  i  i  WE'LL  BE GLAD  TO HELP  1659 Sunshine Coast Hwy.  In the Sechelt Area call  on our Representative  CLARK MILLER-885-2923  ���1  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  i  1  I  I  I  I  I  I  ARIES - March 21 to April 20  Keen perception and an astute  business sense can be used to  great advantage at the present.  You seem to know instinctively  just the right time to act in all  business matters.  Taurus - April 21. to May 20  Much activity and action is indicated for Taurus, Communications of all kinds, writing, pub-  lishings,'meetings with business  associates, are all under extremely fine astrological conditions.  GEMINI - May 21 to June 20  A true sense of hamour may be  used at this time in the handling  of all business and personal  matters for Gemini individuals.  This will work out to your  advantage. Don't get 'panicky'  CANCER - June 21 to July 21  If you find romantic and social  matters interfering! with [your  business sense this week, it  would be wise not to take them  too seriously. Dan Cupid can take  up more of your time than he is  entitled to.  LEO * July 22 to August 21  There are some very positive,  aspects shaping up for the sign  Leo. These should be met with a  positive attitude and not negative  thinking. Your social life may  seem a little mixed up.  VIRGO ��� August 22 to Sept. 21  Creative talents of all kinds are  under very beneficial conditions.  If you are, in a business that  requires artistic ability, you  should gain tremendously; otherwise, a hobby can be most  enjoyable.. ������..���:  LIBRA - Sept. 22 to October 22  This next week may be a little  frustrating for Libra, as there is a  tendency to feel '.'misunder  stood" by those around you.-This  actually is in your own mind only,  and should be treated accordingly-  SCORPIO - Oct. 23 to Nov 21  Don't lose your temper and "go  off like a firecracker" and everything will work out well for you  now. There may be a strong  temptation to 'blow-up' -over  some trivial detail. Keep calm!  SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 Dec 20  Romance and social life are very  much in' the, foreground for Sagittarius at the present time. This  is a good time to relax and enjoy  yourself. A holiday would be most  beneficial.  CAPRICORN - Dec 21 ��� Jan 19  This coming week can bring many  benefits to Capricorn persons.  Unless you have some major unfavourable aspect in your own  personal chart, you should find  this a most pleasant time.  Aquarius - Jan. 20 -Feb. 18  It might be wise not to make any  permanent decisions at this time  regarding your home life. The  picture changes tod rapidly, to  allow you a real depth of understanding. Wait!  PISCES - Feb. 19 to Mar. 20  Financial matters are favoured for  Pisces individuals how, especially  if you were born between Feb. 19  and March 5th. If your birthday  comes later, you'll enjoy a 'lucky  break' after mid-June.  Sechelt village council announced at last Wednesday  night's meeting that the federal  department of transport, is bittern immediately. The two derelict fishing vessels' lying along-  presently sitting on the launching  ramp unless their owners remove  them immediately. The two dede-  lict fishhing vessels lying alongside the ramp will be towed out  into the bay and burned and it is  supposed that the third vessel on  the ramp will be seized.  The owner of the vessel on the  ramp has been conducting repairs to the vessel since last Sep-'  tember and presently lives aboard  the small fishing craft.  Try some of our "Springbok'  Jig Saw Puzzles if yon want a  real challenge.  Mfes Bee's,  Sechelt.  (Copyright 1976 by Trent Varro. All rights reserved.)  -1  A Funeral is something  that no one likes to discuss  But Did You Know  ��� The local funeral home  charges no fee for prearranging funerals.  ��� Those who have enrolled in  Funeral or Memorial Plans  but prefer local arrangements or service, should  take advantage of our pre-  arrangement plan.  ��� The local Funeral Home arranges for local or distant  burials, cremations, memorials, or services in  other localities.  For further information  Write or Phone���  D. A. Devlin, Owner-Manager  HARVEY FUNERAL HOME  Gibsons, B.C. 888-9551  They are.  Designed and manufactured by  Westwood Building Systems. We've  brought them a long way. Applied  modem finishes. Developed  stunning exteriors. Added greater  interior flexibility. Without losing  the unique quality and economy  of factory-built components.  Enclosed is $1.00 for portfolio of  brochures in full color.  NAME.. ......:   ADDRESS    I  I  I  I  I  I  BALDING SYSTEMS LTD. I  2 EWEN AVENUE.  NEW WESTMINSTER    .  0RIIISHC01UM8IA V3M5BI. Ill S2G26?! J  GIBSONS BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD.  Box 167 Gibsons, B.C.  886-2642 8  Sunshine Coast News. Mav 11. 1978.  JAWS COMES TO GIBSONS? A demonstration of this  new Hurst power rescue tool, for removing people  trapped in aotus or planes after an accident, will be  presented by the Kinsmen for the benefit of the Fire  Department on May 12. The public is invited along to  watch this powerful set of jaws in operation. The hydraulic power tool is worth about $7,000. The demonstration will be held on the Super Valu parking lot, May 12 at  7p.m.  Marina debate  MLA Don Lockstead brought  the Porpoise Bay Marina question  before the legislative assembly  last Monday by asking the Minister of the Environment Jim Nielsen to look into the possibility of a  conflict of interest in making the  decision on the lease.  Lockstead told the house that  Chairman  not neutral  (Continued from Page 1)  normal chairman's duty of remaining neutral to the discussion.  The vote was finally held and  the meeting endorsed the presentation of both a majority and minority report by a margin of 21 to  15. A second motion was then put  to the meeting to the effect that  another vote be taken on the main  question of last month's meeting  "That there be a death penalty  and that it be used." After much  further discussion, the vote was  finally called and this time those  in favor of doing away with the  death penalty won the decision  19-18.  Neil MacKenzie and Tim Frizzell, the main spokesmen for the  abolitionist group stated after the  meeting that they were now confident that at least the abolitionist  side would get a fair voice in the  federal decision. Other pro-abolitionists added that they felt 50%  of the local people were in favor  of abolition and that at the last  meeting a very small minority of  prople with extreme views on the  subject had dominated the vote.  . The general feeling among the  retentionists was that the meeting  had been stacked by the pro-  abolitionists and that since the  first meeting had been fairly and  democratically held the original  views should have stood as the  council's position.  Gibsons  Budget  (Continued from Page 1)  average homeowner with a tax  assessment of $7,000 would pay  about $450 in taxes this year.  Sewage and water costs are not  included in that figure.  For homeowners who receive  the provincial homeowner grant,  taxes would be considerably less,  as low as $1 per year for some  residents. The additional six mill  tax levy for this year's school  board budget will bring taxes up  by about ten percent, however,  this ten percent increase has already been offset by an increase  in the homeowner's grant which  has gone up from $230 to $280  this year.  This means then that Gibsons  taxpayers will be paying approximately the same amount of taxes  this year as last year.  Along with passing the bylaw  to accept the 1976 budget last  week, council also passed a bylaw  that will establish a capital expenditure program for the village  over the next five years. A. total  of $3,336,000 has been designated for various village, projects  including parks development,  a marina development, an arena,  a public works yard, recreational  lands and dog pound, roads, sidewalks, culverts and ditches,  machinery, and improvements to  .the water and sewer system.  Revenues for these projects are  expected to come in from various  sources including the general  revenue fund, grants, capital reserve, the water and sewer revenue fund, and borrowing.  the lease for the marina had been  granted against the recommendations of department officials and  the Village of Sechelt. He also  pointed out that the application  had been rejected by the NDP  government last year for these  same reasons and stated that he  was concerned about the possibility of a conflict of interest due to  the fact that the project's developer Halfmoon Bay Estates was  owned by Len Van Egmond who  was active in the Socred victory in  Coquitlam and whose wife is  president of the Social Credit  constituency organization.  The Speaker of the House was  forced to call for order after  these comments and Nielsen then  assured the MLA that if the applicant had been the premier himself he would not have received  special consideration.  ' Developer Len Van Egmond  later attacked Lockstead for his  attitude on the lease and stated  that not only had Sechelt Council  never come out against the proposal but to the best of his knowledge no reports had had ever  been filed against the development by any provincial or federal  government body.  Van Egmond admitted that an  earlier Department of the Environment report had objected to  the development on "aesthetic  grounds" but. claimed the report  had failed to prove any real environmental danger.  Sechelt  budget  (Continued from Page 1)  and expenditures at $390,260, up  24% over last year's figures. Added revenue and expenditure  from collection of school taxes is  largely responsible for this considerable increase.  On the expenditure side the  council has allotted $246,458 for  fiscal collection services, monies  received for other local and provincial governments, an increase  of $65,000 on last year's figure.  Slight increases in funds for environmental services and general  government make up the rest of  the $72,000 increase. Some cutbacks in road arid transportation  costs have helped to minimize the  ^.budget's impact.  This year's capital expenditure  program is up $12,000 oyer 1975  with expenditures for new roads,  curbs and sidewalks, $3,500 for  acquisition of new property,  $5,000 for parks and beaches and  $3,500 for works and office equipment.  In a five year capital expenditures program issued with the  budget, $240,000 is allowed in  1977 for new municipal buildings and another $100,000 is allowed for additional municipal  facilities in 1980. Over the next  five years a total of $150,000 will  be poured into new roads and  sidewalks and another $60,000  will go to property acquisition.  Parks and recreation will receive  $40,000 and works equipment will  cost a further $32,000. The cost of  the municipal buildings will be  raised on a one-third debenture,  one-third governmant grants and  one-third local grants basis. With  the additional cost of next year's  building the 1977 budget in expected to top the $600,000 mark.  This year's assessments raises  total of $3,715 for each mill for  municipal purposes, $4,038 for  each mill for school purposes and  $3,963 for each mill for regional  purposes within the village boundaries.  for April  The Village of Gibsons Building  Inspector's report for April shows  an increase of four in the number  of building permits issued over  April 1975. Two new residential  buildings and four residential  additions were reported for a total  of six permits issued for the period. The value of this month's  building was set at $84,000 an increase from the $40,000 for the  same period last year. Permit fees  were up from $28 to $240.50  The year to date figures show a  drop in building values for the  first four months of the year of  $184,000 when compared to the  same period of 1975. Last year  15 permits were issued including  nine for new residential build  ing. This year 12 applications for  permits have been received with  seven of those being for additions  to existing structures.  IS IN YOUR HANDS  JJTi  THE FIVE LADIES known collectively as the HiLows are  packing their bags for Reno after capturing the Province  Teambowi finals in Vancouver last week. The team from  Gibsons took top spot out of 12 other teams. The HiLows  are Penny McClymont, Bobi Mulligan, Marilyn Strom!  Sur Earwaker and Vicki Buchanan. For more details see  story on page 12. %  1  ON SATURDAY, MAY 15, TO ANNOUNCE ITS EXPANSION INTO A FULL  LINE OF OFFICE SUPPLIES AND STATIONERY.  .,-v.  .���'.  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EVERYONE NEEDS HELP SOMETIME  Office Hours ��� Weekdays 9-5  24-hour emergency service available  CALL US NOW AT 885-2876  Our Office is above Sechelt Office Services  J  CONGRATULATIONS  TO SECHELT OFFICE SERVICE  ON THEIR NEW VENTURE AND EXPANSION  FROMTHESTAFF  AND MEN OF  %  OUR NEW OFFICE IS AT THE REAR OF SECHELT OFFICE SERVICE  4  t Sunshine Coast News, May 11, 1976.  What do you think of the ferry increases?  BILL MAY  I think the new rates are bunk.  We were getting by pretty cheap  but this thing of doubling fares is  rotten. We have to go to Vancouver quite often as we have a  daughter in Pearson Hospital. It's  unfair that we have to pay all this  money to go in, after all it's only a  highway anyway. I'm an old age.  pensioner arid 1 find it pretty  rough to get by, you've got. to  keep digging all the time. Now  everything has to go up.  DENISE LEE  I'm sorry to see it go up because I've been a resident of this,  area for most of my life and it just  means it is going to cost quite a  lot more to go back and. forth to  Vancouver. It will make a big difference on anything that has to  come in by freight truck. I'll be  using, the ferries a lot less from  now on. I just won't be able to afford to go as often as I used to.  RICKI LEIPSIZ  I personally feel that it is a good  thing. I Alight be naive but I hope  that there will be less traffic and  that it will force the development  of better public transport. I would  prefer to pay a higher rate if these  other benefits occur, however  they may not. This riding and  most of the other island constituencies are NDP ridings. I would  suppose that if this were a strong  Socred riding this wouldn't have  occured.  GEORGE OWEN  I honestly believe that it would  be just as logical to charge a man  two bits to drive over a culvert!.  It's part of the highway, there  should be no fare what so ever. I  use the ferries quite a bit but I can  only spend what I can spend, I  just won't use it anymore than I  have to. Nobody should be  charged for using a floating highway. That's what consolidated revenue is all about. The province  should pay 100%.  CAROLSKYTTE  v It's awful. My kids were going  to go over for swimming lessons  but now it just won't be possible.  ���? We will just have to go less often.  It's going to triple the cost now  that they've taken away the com-  imuter fares. It wouldn't be so bad  ���if only they would just leave us  the commuter cards. My husband  , has a small business and he has to  go into Vancouver for parts quite  often. The cost of everything is  just going to go up so much.  ERNIE LOWE  I've had lots to say at various  times about" the ferries and these  new increases are just too damn  much. It's rough on people who  have to go over every week like I  used to before my heart attack. I  understand that it is now going to  be cheaper for old age pensioners, I guess they are just trying to  pick up some votes. We came  here in 1941 and we've seen the  ferries develop through the years,  but this just doesn't make sense.  KERRY CLARK  Well I can only say the same  things as a lot of other people I  know. It's a large jump at one  time but you must remember that  we've gone 16 years without an  increase of any kind. We use the  ferries quite a few times- a year  and I guess we'll still go just as  much. I don't think people are  about to stop using the ferry system. I believe they need the service and are going to use it just as  much.  ROGER LECOMTE  I just figure they should have  commuter tickets for the people  who live up here. It's' pretty expensive for those of us who go into Vancouver once a week. I also  think they're being a bit sticky  about this recreational vehicle  business. If you can't carry anything on your truck there is no use  in having them. It's really going  to affect the tourist trade, I don't  know maybe we didn't vote the  right way.  Navy League needs support  by VERNA RIVARD  The executive of the Sunshine  Coast Branch of the Navy League  of Canada has directed me to  compile this report, in order to acquaint you with the 'progress that  has been made in forming Royal  Canadian Sea Cadet and Navy  League Cadet Corps.  The cadet organization is open  to young people of both sexes.  The Navy League Cadets are from  ages 11 to 13 and Royal Canadian  Sea Cadets from ages 13 to 18 inclusive.  The Sunshine Coast Branch'has  recently received its Charter from  the National Headquarters in Ottawa. It will be presented officially by Mr. Tom Wade, President of  the B.C. Mainland DwiskMi Navy  r League of  ^���ati.'an-appTOf^-.a]  porters of the Cadets.  The executive of the Branch  proceeded cautiously with the  formation of the cadet corps, to  make sure that the aims and objectives were understood by the  interested young people and their  parents. The response, at first  slow, has begun to build rapidly.  The Navy League Branch has 115  members and we hope to increase  this total considerably during our  Spring Membership drive. RCSC  Conway has an enrollment of 55  cadets with ten applicants beirig  processed. Navy League Cadet  Corps Kenneth Grant has 62 cadets and oyer ten hew applicants.  We have recently received indica-,  tiojr&^tJha^inaity^  Amendments to gull law  Amendments submitted to Justice Minister Ron Basford' and  Solicitor General Warren AU-  mand by Jack Pearsall, M'.P. for  'Coast Chilcotin regarding Bill  '���C-83 have been approved.  Solicitor General Ailmand announced last Tuesday that the age  grouping for young hunters 14-18 *  years would be amended. Pearsall fought this age. bracketing  first insisting that those aged 18  should not be classified as minors. The minister agreed and reduced the age to 17 years.  Pearsall then protested that  young boys and girls in the north  of the riding all owned rifles by  their 12th year and were competent and careful hunters. Wildlife  groups and gun club members  also sought the reduction in age  to 12 years.  The Coast Chilcotin member is  still seeking additional changes  that will make the bill more palatable to his country constituents.  Pearsall has met with Justice  committee chairman Mark Mac-  Guigan to seek provincial representation by such groups as B.C.  Wildlife to represent rod arid gun  clubs throughout Canada.  <8L  THE SUNSHINE COAST QUEEN more affectionately  known in local waters as the Suzy-Q, moves quietly into  Howe Sound as she starts her run towards Horseshoe  Bay. All is not quiet with the ferry situation, however, as  workers are being laid off, a strike threatens, and ferry  rates will go up as much as three times. The Coast News  has also learned that the Suzy-Q may be replaced by the  Queen of New Westminster. '  7, ��eh %<.  priate ceremonyplater this spring,  "Conway" has been chosen as  the name for the Royal Canadian  Sea Cadet Corps to perpetuate  the name of a famous training  ship of the same era, arid  similar in appearance to those  ships whose names Captain Vancouver chose to distinquish many  of the geographic features of our  coastline.' 'Conway'' was also the  training ship which gave many  Canadians their start upon a sea  going career;  the name "Kenneth Grant"  has been chosen for the Navy  League Cadet Corps, in honor of  Commander K. E. Grant, c.d.,  RCN, who was killed in an aircraft  accident while serving as the Director of Sea Cadets. Commander  Kenneth Grant lived on the Sunshine Coast before joining the  Navy and intended to return when  he retired. His mother, Mrs.  Greta Grant, lives in Gibsons and  is one of the very staunch sup-  intend  to turn them do^. Cadet instructor list officers have been appointed, .and four cadet training  sessions have been completed.  RCSC Conway is commanded by  Lieutenant John Hall of Pender  Harbour and the Navy League  Cadet Corps Kenneth Grant is  under the command of Lieutenant  Ross Orriss, who lives in Gibsons.  The corps have yet no permanent home. At present, the  Gibsons Elementary school is  being used, by permission of the  School Authorities. We have been  advised that the Old Age Pensioners Association will gladly  assist us, as a temporary measure, by making available the  use of their new hall, and for this  we are, indeed, most grateful.  As you can see, we have made  good progress. Many of those  who have joined our Navy League  Branch have given generously  of their time, talents and money.  The considerable monetary and  material  support  of the  Navy  League of Canada and the Department of National Defence has  been assured. However, until we  , have' a monetary base sufficient  .   to provide for articles of uniform  ' for the Navy League Cadets, purchase special equipment; postage, field trips, transportation,  band equipment and a variety of  start-incidentals, we are not yet  out of the woods.  We anticipate that by next year  the cadets, themselves, will raise  at least one third of the total annual   budget  of approximately  $3,500. This year H will just not  be possible arid we, therefore,  appeal for assistance from those  ;; in the community who believe in  whafwe are^tiying to achieve;  namely showing ourfine young  people what citizenship means.'  We desperately require parents  . who are willing to assist the Navy  League and Sea Cadets by providing a car pool on Parade Night  (Navy League Cadets parade oh  Mondays evenings at the Gibsons  Elementary  School   gymnasium  from 7-9 p.ni. and the Sea Cadets  parade on Wednesday evenings,  same place, same time). As we  have Cadets coming from Madeira   Park,   Sechelt,   Roberts  Creek, Langdale, it would be a  great pity for these young people  to miss or have to drop out due  to transportation problems. Those  interested, please call Sally Dawe  at 886-7055 or by writing to the  Sunshine   Coast   Navy   League  Branch, P.O. Box 1121, Gibsons,  B.C.  We thank you in anticipation,  but, if you cannot help these  young people, think well of them  when you see them.  R3QIO  J1KI0K  J & C ELECTRONICS  & APPLIANCES LTD,  SECHELT'S CB RADIO CENTRE  885-2568  We Service WhatWe Sell ��� In the Heart of Sechelt  -.   The  ,  Lowest-Priced  AM/SSB Mobile  we've seen ...  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Look to  GIBSONS BUILDING SUPPLIES  (1971) LTD.  886-2642  Gibsons  886-7833  FOR ALL YOUR PAINTING NEEDS  CPi-75 10  Sunshine Coast News, May 11,1976.  and why the  village is going  into the  marina business  by ROB DYKSTRA  When George Gibson first set foot on the land  that was eventually to become the village that  now carries his name, he must have felt a little  smug as he surveyed his physical surroundings  and followed the sweeping view of Howe Sound,  Georgia Strait, and the snug little cove below that  we now commonly know as the bay. He could not  have chosen to settle here without some thoughts  about the natural beauty of the place and since  his time, it's probably not just a few people, both  residents and visitors, who have echoed his sentiments. And therein follows a bit of a paradox.  With such a motley population inhabiting this  village of 2,000 or so people it is perhaps a fallacy  to refer to an "average" Gibsonhe. But for lack  of a better term I will say that the average villager is probably more than satisfied with the  rural sleepy-hollow atmosphere that the village  has managed to retain over the years of close-  by urban development. And, in fact, many, of  those who consider themselves urban escapees  ���and there are many of us ��� have forsaken the  closet apartments to establish some sort of  modern day homestead on the half acre lot that  (how quaint) is not even blacktopped. So many  have decided that this village, in all its minuteness, is now nothing less than home.  But, like fresh roasted peanuts at the zoo, a  - good thing catches on and before you know it  you end up losing the. exact thing that led. you  here in the first place. That's the paradox, you  see, and that probably explains  the ambivalent feelings and perhaps the tinge of village chauvinism that many of us feel when  confronted with the word development or sub-division.  This is true especially when it  applies to our harbour.  There's a saying in the village  that all streets lead to the wharf  and that's true literally just as it  is figuratively. The majority  of homes in the village are tiered  in a half circle along the hill. The  harbor and part of Howe Sound  are the focal point. Ask almost  any Gibsonhe and he. will be intimately acquainted with the daily  activities of the wharf whether he  is down there everyday to secure  the fishing boat or whether his experiences .are more vicarious,  perhaps through the glass of his  binoculars. Without much doubt,  the harbor is this village's biggest  attraction and its greatest asset.  It was probably in late 1968  when many villagers felt more  than just a bit of fear when the  harbor and waterfront area of  the village was threatening to become another (heavens!) West  Vancouver. At that time, Village  Council, under the direction of  Mayor Fred Feeney had commissioned the Vancouver engineering firm of Dayton and Knight to  conduct a detailed study of future  development of the Gibsons harbor area which resulted in the  monstrosity more officially known  as the Gibsons Harbor Development Plan.  A grand plan it was. As outlined in the resulting report, the  object of the Dayton and Knight  study was to prepare a harbor development plan which was to be  co-ordinated with future land use  and traffic movements in the  area.  The detailed and impressive  looking 26 page report cited a previous economic survey conducted  in this area which came up with  the conclusion that additional recreation and tourist facilities were  needed to exploit the potential  tourist industry. Another study,  this one on small boat facilities in  the Strait of Georgia had concluded that there would be a great demand for boat moorages in the  future. In fact, the study, conducted in 1966, estimated that the  number of pleasure boats in the  .Strait of Georgia. .a3Jldd_.double  within 20 years.  Informing village fathers at  the time that Gibsons harbor was  a prime marine location, the Dayton and Knight report recommended that the village take advantage of this situation and cash  Low tide in the bay area of Gibsons Harbor. Federal Government engineers claim that man made Islands and abreakwater would create better flushing action in the bay.  in on the accentuated tourism  and boating interests by appropriately developing the harbor and  the adjacent lands. What followed  was a harbor development plan  that included nothing less than a.  convention style hotel complex  and marina located primarily on a  four acre island that would be  constructed in the middle of the  bay area.  The marina complex, involved  both a pleasure craft basin and a  commercial craft basin and the  waterfront area would house a  number of multiple family apartments that would serve to create a  high density area in the core of  Gibsons, line entire complex,  which was to be protected from  the winter Squamish winds by a  large floating breakwater, was estimated in the Dayton and Knight  report to be worth some SlVt million although current retrospective estimates have brought that  The first Gibsons  Harbor Development  Plan was a grand  scheme but nobody  wanted it.  figure closer to $6 million. An  all around grandiose scheme.  It bombed.  The great Gibsons harbor  scheme never got to first base. As  present day village officials, none  of whom were connected with the  development, by the way, explain  it now, the village could not obtain any firm commitments from  major hotel chains. Legal turmoil  developed over who would own  the man made island. In purely  technical terms, the land underneath the harbor was owned by  the province, the water on top of  the land was controlled by the  federal government whose department of transport looks after  harbors and the island that was  created by the village, should, according to the village, be owned  by the village. No hotel official  wanted to commit his company to  a hotel complex of such magnitude without, first of all, knowing  under whose jurisdiction the land  fell, and secondly being able to  purchase the land themselves.  Furthermore, and this, to some  was even more of an impediment,  villagers wanted nothing to do  with the scheme. They saw a plan  that would see their harbor area  turned into a high density urban  style development that would  cause the harbor and the entire  village to lose its rural flavor in a  matter of two or three years.  West Vancouver, they said,  should stay in West Vancouver;  Even Don Lockstead, the MLA in  a newly elected NDP government  at that time, asked the provincial  government not to grant the foreshore rights for the complex because it was too apparent the people didn't want it.  That brings us to the present.  The great island hotel complex  died a quick death and as some  are wont to say, let a sleeping dog  lie. Some of the material to result from the 1968 Dayton and  Knight report; however, does deserve some further consideration.  There's probably no doubt in anyone's mind that boating is an ever  increasing activity and there's  . probably also little doubt that the  village of Gibsons is in a prime location to provide marine facilities  to both the Sunshine Coast rest-,  dents and the boating public in  general. Gibsons has the last safe  harbor of any size before Pender  Harbour and it is also located  within proximity to Vancouver to  make the voyage from that city a  pleasant one day journey in a  small craft.  The Sunshine Coast has little  major industry apart from the  pulp mill at Port Mellon and since  residents here are not about to:  encourage the likes of more pulp  mills perhaps the Dayton and  Knight report carries some truth  when it states that Gibsons harbor is in the ideal location-to take  advantage of accentuated tourism  and boating interests.  Besides that, the village has a -  small problem. With no major industry to carry the bulk of the tax  base, Gibsons faces a rather slow  development of such services  as water and sewers. As noted by  the village's finance chairman,  Kurt Hoehne, after the adoption  of this year's final budget, the  only, increased revenue the village  can pick up now is by new subdivisions and improvements on  existing buildings which serve to  increase the tax assessment. The  mill rate itself is set at 29.40 mills  and according to provincial legislation it cannot be raised until  there is a change in the local  government structure.  Council    feels    it's  i  time for the village to{  capitalize on the  growing tourist  industry.  Thus results the village's present marina project.  Village officials echo the Dayton and Knight report in that Gibsons is in an ideal location to  capitalize on the tourist industry,  particularly the boating tourist,  and the discussions that have taken place behind the closed doors  of the council chambers over the  past year or so have precipitated  the philosophy that this vulage  may just as well capitalize on this  enormous tourist potential as any  private developer.  Over the past year council has  been moving quietly to buy up  land around the bay area. So far  the village has invested about  $250,000 of the public's money into ten lots. What this initial investment constitutes is the  groundwork for an extensive mar-  ina development, the final cost of  which council cannot at this time'  estimate.  Three sets of plans were re-  j cently sent to Ottawa for federal  approval and the one the council  is most interested in depicts a  marina development that would  contain from 350 to 400 berths for  ; boats, showers and washroom ���  facilities for boaters, and a  marine sewage dumping station  as is now located at the curling  rink for, campers. The marina  would be partially contained and  protected from the wind by' a  floating breakwater.  The shallow area located off the  tip of the bluff would be built up  and made into three or four small 7  islands which the plans term, as .,  picnic parks. A seawall would be  built around the bay area to pre- ���  vent erosion and the possibility  exists that the seawall would carry a public walkway.  Council also has plans in mind  to construct a small commercial  complex which would be leased  out to various marine oriented  businesses such as a lunch counter, boat sales, and so on. Consideration has already been given  to tiie existing commercial marinas in the harbor and the municipally owned marina would not go  into the marine gasoline or repair  business.  The existing government wharf  would remain where it is and cater mainly to commercial vessels.  According to the plans, a second  marina facility is to be considered  as phase two of the harbor development. This facility would be located on the east side of the present government wharf and would  mainly accommodate commercial  vessels.  Council has been reluctant to  release details about the plans for  the marina complex, first of all  because land speculation around  the harbor area would have made  the price prohibitive, and secondly because it was felt a total development plan was needed before  any proposal could be put forward. The plans for the marina  proposal were hurriedly sent to  Ottawa last week so that the vil-  7 lage could get onto next year's  .financial roll.  The federal government, in  fact, plays an integral part in the  marina complex. Under the small  craft harbors development  scheme, Ottawa will pay half of  the total costs. The federal government has stated that it feels  the provision of facilities for pleasure craft is now in the area of b ig  business. The government feels  this industry should be given consideration in line with that given  to other elements of industry such  as fisheries, mining, and pulp and  paper.  The federal participation, council feels, is one of the most attrac-  ' tive aspects of the harbor development. Two federal engineering  surveys have already been con-  : ducted, 'one to determine substructure and another to determine depths in the area, and with  Ottawa contributing such a large  part of the actual construction of  the facility council is free to put  its 50 percent share into the  development of the commercial  aspect of the venture.  As explained recently in an interview with Mayor Larry Labonte  and Alderman Jim Metzler, council's representative responsible  for overseeing the project, the  idea is for the marina to be a self-  liquidating venture which will  serve to make money for the village coffers. With charges for  ��� moorage, use of facilities, and the  lease of the marine shops, council  feels it will make money which  can then be put back into the. budget for other village amenities.  Apart from the land, council does  not plan to incur any debts for the  development of the project.  .To get an idea of what such a  marina complex could possibly  look like, members of council  travelled to various Vancouver Island Communities to view existing marina complexes that have  been built under similar circumstances as the proposed development for Gibsons. The village  officials were impressed. As one  of the village aldermen recently  commented on the municipally  owned marina complexes: "We  are behind. We are missing a  bundle of tax dollars that could  benefit the taxpayer."  So far so good. But then with  any development in a precarious  marine environment, what about'  pollution? One of the greatest  problems in the bay area at this  moment is the fact that lack of  flushing action leaves all the harbor .flotsam and jetsam on the bay  area beach. Residents who have.  waterfront homes in that area  have already made it known to  council that their beach is too  filthy to enjoy because of the  material now coming from the  government wharf.  Thus far village officials admit  that only "visual, studies" have  been carried out by engineers  from the federal department of  the environment. From these preliminary studies it has been indicated that the construction of the  islands and the breakwater will  .force a circular tidal action that  will serve to clear the bay area of  unwanted materials.  Pollution is a touchy- subject  these days and rightly so. Council  is convinced that the pollution  factor will be minimal because the  marina will be built, according to  the latest environmental standards and, in fact, the marina  facilities will be built to discourage pollution. According to vil-:  lage planner Rob Buchan, both he  and council are vitally concerned  about possible detrimental effects  to the environment. And further-.  more, he assures anyone expressing such concern that the environmental factor will be high on the  list of the federal government be-  :���  m  -������������������ ������:>y-^-^J^h-:V^:'t'y-  77 V 7;. :>7 7^^VrV^7  111  i^^jty^Q^^  77;7;7-.:  m:rss:rimmnm^.  ;7r^^^:v:v^r,7;7  '������'SSJ-  Sketch of proposed marina in bay area.  fore such a complex is ever given  the go-ahead.  Buchan pointed out last week  that the village, in fact, initiated  the CDA zoning (Comprehensive  . Development Area) in 1973 in  order to have control over certain  lands and freeze development  that is not sympathetic with the  long term views of this village.  "The last thing we want to see  is the waterfront misued due to  lack of planning and foresight and  under this zoning (CDA) we are  protected until we know what we  want to do, "he said.     .  So there stands the latest harbor development, not to be confused with the earlier "convention hotel" proposal. As I conducted interviews and gathered  research material for this article,  Twas constantly reminded by the '  officials involved that this proposal is indeed just that ��� a pro?  posal. One can not really argue  with a municipally owned marina  proposal as long as it conforms to-  decent aesthetic and environmental lines.  --. There is some feeling in this  community though which espouses the idea that "a lot of people  don't want anything at all on the  bay" to quote one long-time Gibsons resident who is of that sentiment. And perhaps there is some  validity to the opinion that the  average   tourist,    whether    he  comes by camper or by boat, is  no financial asset to the community because he brings all his food  from home ��� all except the icecream and booze. There are those  who feel that any further development in the harbor would only  serve to displace this village from  its rather unique physical environment. Keep it the way it is,  they say.  The time to talk will come.  Council has indicated that once  the .federal government has  shown some interest in the harbor development ��� and MP Jack  Pearsall has already indicated ���  that the village is at the top of the  list for funds in early 1977 ���r then  it is time for villagers to determine exactly what it is they want.  Village officials say they want the  harbor to be a place of enjoyment,  they want it used properly, and  they want the citizens of this village to determine the nutans towards which this end will be  achieved..  With the statement firmly  . made by our elected representatives that villagers will have the  last say I'll give the last quote to  planner Rob Buchan who feels  that this village has a definite  heritage to protect.  "I like the historical aspect of  this village and I would certainly ���  like to see that retained,"  That,   even   George   Gibson  couldn't disagree with. MgByjr^iiw^TOsrByre  **"""'"   il       I      ll     H'l'M      LJ.     ."H-Py . ..|lJ1.~iy7-7!^--'��*- !*?   L'.'!I-."AJ*'II1J1I'!"ICJ. LFH . "W ��M    "Jl,. "*-. "H,���n^.'��ji,  "m   m    ����������  ��� ���t^'MJTW V-'Vf'-' HF'^y VJM'  111���1 ����i p-^��.   ju*    an  PIONEERS OF PROGRESS'  byDOUGSEWELL  Sunshine Coast News, May 11 f 1976.  11  ��  premier  The year of 1900 was a difficult and turbulent period in the  history of the B.C. legislature.  As the old century disappeared  ; and the new century rolled in, the  government of Premier Charles  Semlin was struggling to hold on  to the reins of power against a  hostile lieutenant-governor arid  an unscrupulous leader of the opposition. Finally on the last day of  February the opposition joined to-  . gether and the premier was de-  . feated on a crucial vote. Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes dismissed  Semlin from office and "Fighting  Joe Martin" the radical former  attorney-general, was asked to  form the new government.  In order to show their disapproval   the  legislature   voted  28-1 against the new administra-  7> tion but Mclnnes and Martin refused   to   back   down  thereby  "sparking the greatest constitutional crisis  in  the province's  history.  I..'--For Martin being the centre of  controversies such as this was almost a way of life. His political  'career fromyitsbeginnings in the  Manitoba assembly to its conclusion in the British House of Com-  mons was constantly marked by  turmoil, bad relations with, his  'legislative colleagues and  new-  starts somewhere else.  Fighting Joe  Martin was   a  skilled and competent politician.  His failing was a bluntness and  lack of tact that lost him the opportunity to be a great administrator on many occasions.  *       ���       ���  Joseph Martin, son of Edward  and Mary Ann Martin was born in  Milton, Ontario, in September of  1852. When Joe was still a young  schoolboy the Martins emigrated  to the U.S. in search of work and  finally    settled    in    Michigan.  Edward Martin, died-soon after  the family made the move and the  three Martin sons were forced to  drop their education and seek employment. Joseph went to work  first as a wireless telegrapher  'then later took a job as a railway  dispatcher.  However,  the   economic collapse of 1873. resulted in  Martin losing his job and he decided to return to Canada.  -    Upon his return to Toronto,.  Martin   obtained  a   first   class  teaching certificate and completed two years of arts at the University of Toronto after which he was  offered a job at the New Edinburgh school district in Ottawa.  As a staunch Liberal it wasn't  long before Martin became in-'  volvedjn local politics and began  to quarrel with the school board's  conservative policies.  He soon realized that his future  as a school teacher was limited^  and again changed course and'  privately studied for admission to '  the bar. A few months after  passing his Ontario examinations  he decided to move west and finally settled down to a law practice in Portage la Prairie and married the same year.  In the Manitoba provincial election of 1882 Martin stood as a candidate for the" Portage la Prairie  riding for the provincial Liberal  party. The Liberals were at the  bottom of the polls at that point  and were generally regarded as a  party with a bad history of broken  promises and incompetent government. However, Martin loved  being the underdog and after a  hard. fought campaign, which included charges by his opponent of  fraud that resulted in a new election, he finally took his seat in the  Winnipeg legislature.  Martin immediately proved  himself to be an unpopular member of the assembly by failing to  stand in awe of the traditions and  rules of the house. In his first  /legislative session he accused the  speaker of gross partisanship and  tied up the business of the assembly for some time by refusing to"  apologue. Martin loved to be at  the centre of controversy and  though unpopular with his colleagues he was once again reelected in 1886. -  In the winter of 1887-88 the  Conservative government was;  finally forced to resign and Mar-  V  I  I  I  7|7  I  I  1  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  TIDELINE  PLUMBING AND HEATING CONTRACTORS  RESIDENTIAL ���COMMERCIAL ��� INDUSTRIAL  ���COMPLETE NEW PLUMBING AND HEATING SERVICE  -HOT WATER HEATING SYSTEMS  FIRE SPRINKLING SYSTEMS  REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS  MECHANICAL INSTALLATIONS  SEWER HOOKUPS  Bernie Mulligan  ALLWORKDONEBY  QUALIFIED TRADESMEN  FOR PROMPT SERVICE CALL  886-9414  SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST        r^nnis Mulligan  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  tin was rewarded for his efforts  with the Attorney-General and  Education portfolios. In addition  he was named Railway Commissioner and immediately fell into  conflict with the CPR over provincial railway policy and became  a champion of provincial rights.  For a while he was a popular  member of the assembly but it  wasn't long before he fell afoul of  the local French Canadians by  supporting the abolishment of  French as an official language  and forcing it through the as-  ' sembly. His political career was  ruined and after the session he  resigned.to run for parliament in  the general election of -1891.  Though his first attempt was unsuccessful, in the general election  of 1893 he was elected with a sizeable majority.  For the next two years Martin  remained  a firm supporter  of;  Laurier   and   accompanied   the  Prime Minister on his western .  tour. In' the general election of  . 1896, however, the Manhobah Liberals were soundly defeated arid  Martin was once again .returned.  to private life. Martin again decided that it was time to start  anew and this time chose Vancouver as his new home.        '  Martin was, by this time, an experienced and talented politician  and his assets were quickly realized on the B.C. political scene. In  1898 he was elected provincial  representative for the City of Vancouver.  In the turmoil and pandemonium of B.C. politics at the turn of  the century Martin was in his element. Semlin was forced to seek  support wherever he could find  it and eventually Martin was offered the 'Attorney-General and  Minister of Education posts in return for his support. It was a  stormy, and uncertain period of  government. Martin. presented  the alien exclusion bill, designed  to limit Oriental immigration but  which also precluded Americans  from freely settling in B.C. and  fortunately failed. The Attorney-  General referred to his constituents as ''hobos," accused his own  government's finance minister of  fiscal irresponsibility and attacked many of the Premier's;������  policies.  Semlin was finally forced to ask  Martin forhis resignation and the  former cabinet member^crossed,'  *flffrflobrai��t JotofcaWb'piSsr  tioti ranter Martin toyed; witb ���  Semlin for a while refusing to cast  the necessary votes to remove  him from power. Finally at the  end of February 1900 Semlin was  defeated by a crucial vote and  Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes  asked the Premier for his resignation. The house indicated its  disapproval by voting 22-15 to  condemn the Lieutenant-Governor for his actions. Mclnnes aris-.  wered by asking Martin to form a  government and the house voted  28-1 against the move.  When Mclnnes came to officially prorogue the house only the  Speaker and Martin stayed in the  chamber to listen to the speech.  v The system had collapsed, the entire assembly had lost respect for .  , Mclnnes.    ..  In the ensuing election Martin  .-. fought-to maintain control but  -.; when ..the ballots were  finally,  counted he could no longer control the house. After 106 days as.  ���Premier,  the  shortest term  in  VTJ.C. history, he resigned in favor.  , of James Dunsmuir.  ;;;   In 1902 the Liberal, parry re-  ���g placed him as leader with the  "election of Richard McBride to  the post and in the following pro-  -yincial election Martin was ;finally  ������ defeated and retired from proviri-  ] cial politics. >  "\ Martin again considered returning to the Manitoba assembly  but after failing to win a federal  - seat in the general, election, of  1908 he was finally forced to admit that his future7in Canadian  politics was at best dim.  hi October of 1908 Martin once  ' again decided to start anew and  moved to England to open a law  practice. To the surprise of most  of his Canadian colleagues within nine months he was running for  election as the Liberal candidate  for Stratford-upon-Avon. In this  -first attempt he was unsuccessful  but in the election of 1910 he finally gained a seat as the member  .for St. Pancras East riding. He  . was soon affiliated with the radical wing of the British Liberal party which supported among other  things the abolition of the House  of Lords. Martin ignored the standard convention that new members listened and seldom spoke  and for the next four years was an  extremely hard working member.  In 1914 business forced him to  return to Vancouver and, ignoring his duties as a British MP, he  remained in B.C. for two years  and twice ran for the position of  Mayor of Vancouver only to lose  both times. In 1916 he resumed  his seat in the Commons, stayed  three months and then again returned to -Vancouver after resigning his Commons seat.  Martin became a partner in &���  Vancouver newspaper and for a  while seemed about to embark on  a new career as a mining tycoon  when coal was discovered on his  property at Nicola in 1917, but the  ���elusive "Fighting Joe" again returned to England. In the next  two years Martin twice moved  from London to B.C. and back  until finally settling down in Vancouver in 1919 as a partner in a  law firm with "Gerry" McGeer.  A small and pathetic replica of  his former self, Martin continued  to dream of a political comeback  until his death in 1923.  "Fighting  Joe"   Martin   was  probably the only man ever to.  serve   two   provincial   governments, federal parliament and the  British House of Commons.  Ironically he also has the record  ���for shortest term as a Premier of  British Columbia.  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V  W  3  a  a  a  O  9  N  V  9  n  1  d  Nva  V  1  V  -\  n  d  AVI  d  1  ~\  3  O  as  D  ���Sid  o  ���JL  EKSEEH  @SS  ��-������  N3  3AW  W I  V11311  3N01NI  S3HSIVM  3A3  31VHN I  3 J.  OAV  N VW  VH  19 Birds as a  28 Not verse  class  29 Moslem  22 Sanguineous  religious  .  23 Put in      .  school  proper order  30 Sugar bits  24 Frijole  35 Laughing  25 Beverage  or tear  maker  36 ��� et labora  (2 wds.)  (pray and  26 Red wine  work)  IT  is  is"  ie"  25  r?  si  34  37  39  21  35  12  !4  26  24  17  20  33  29  10  SO  J   COZY CORNER CAMERAS I  CAMERA  AND  DARKRM:  SUPPLIES  886-7822  Fighting Joe Martin  Beside the Bus Stop in Lower Gibsons  -*r  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  ��� AUTOMOTIVE  SERVICES  NEED TIRES?  jComein to  COASTAL TIRES  attheS-BENDSon  Highway 101. ���  ���  Phone 886-2700  Automotive - Parts  Sales and Service  ���Rotor lather service for disc  Brakes and Drum Brakes  . ��� Valve and Seat Grinding  ALL MAKES SERVICED'  DATSUN SPECIALISTS  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  AL JAMIESON  Gibsons. Phone 886-7919  ���BANKS  ROYAL BANK  OF CANADA  GIBSONS   Branch-Ph.   886-2201  SECHELT  Branch-Ph.   885-2201  HOURS  GibsonsMon - Thurs.  10a.m. -3 p.m.  Fri. 10a.m.-6 p.m.  Sechelt: Tues - Thurs.  10 a.m.-3 p.m,  Fri.."10a.m. -6p.m.  Sat.. 10a.m. -3p.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  ��� BUILDING  SUPPLIES (Cont)  L& HSWANSON 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 Creek  BOUTIN  BULLDOZING  Clearing ��� Landscaping  Backhoe Work  Phone 886-9824  R.R. 1 Gibsons  ��� CABINET MAKING  ��� CLEANERS  YOU CAN SAVE MONEY  COIN-OP CLEANERS  By the Garment or  By the Load  Sunnycrest Plaza Gibsons  ��� CONSTRUCTION  ��� ELECTRICIANS(Cont'd>  GIBSONS  BUILDING SUPPLIES  (1971) LTD.  ALL BUILDING MA TERIALS  READY-MIX  CONCRETE-GRAVEL  GENERAL PAINT  Highway 101 - Gibsons  886-2642 886-7833  SIM ELECTRIC Ltd.  Electrical Contractor  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  NURSERY  W\\BE ELECTRICITY  Phone 886-7605  Box 860 Gibsons  "POWER   TO   THE   PEOPLE''  ��� HEATING  ��� DISPOSAL  SERVICES  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  > Port Mellon toOle's Cove  886-2938   . 885-9973  Commercial Containers  available  TED HUME     >  SERVICES        '  Gibsons, B.C: 886-2951  Parts, Servicer Installations  Stoves, Furnaces,  Heaters, etc.  Certified Instrument Mechanic  ��� MACHINE SHOP  ELECTRICIANS  OCEANSIDE  FURNITURE  & CABINET SHOP*  Hardwood Specialists  Custom   Designed   Furniture  Kitchen and Bathroom  Cabinetry     \  Remodelling  R. BIRKIN  Beach  Ave.,   Roberts  Creek  Phone 885-3417  aeiMt Clectric XrtJ.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING  & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons,  Roberts Creek  & Madeira Park  895-3133  J. McKenzie  Ron Blair, P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd. ,   Sechelt  P.O. Box 387 V0N3AO  At the sign of the Chevron  HILL'S  MACHINE SHOP  & Marine Service Ltd  Arc and Acty. Welding  Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating  Automotive - Marine Repair  Marine Ways  Phone 886-7721  Res. 886-9956  MACK'S NURSERY  -SUNSHINE COAST HIGH WA Y  .   Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees  Peat Moss & Fertilizer .  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying  Phone 886-2684  ��� PAINTING  ABC  GENERAL PAINTING  SPRAY-BRUSH - ROLL  Call 886-2512  ��� PAVING  COASTPAVING  PAVING FROM DRIVEWAYS  TO HIGHWAYS  Highways, Parking Areas  Driveways, Crushed Gravel  Equipment Rentals  Main Office  Box 95, Powell River, 485-6118  Branch Office:  Sechelt, Ph/885-2343  9:30. to 3:30 p.m.  ��� PLUMBING (Cont)  TIDELINE  Plumbing and Heating  Contractors  RESIDENTIAL-COMMERCIAL  FREE ESTIMATES  886-9414  Bernie Mulligan   Denis Mulligan  ��� RETAIL  STORES  (Cont'd)  ��� T.V.& RADIO  c   &   s  HARDWARE  &  APPLIANCES  Sechelt ��� 885-9713  PENINSULA  PLUMBING  CONTRACTING  Port Mellon -Pender Harbour  Free Estimates  Phone 886-9533  Tom 886-7834  RAY NEWMAN  PLUMBING  SALES & SERVICE  Hot Water Heating  Building and Alterations  Davis Bay Rd., R.R. 1,  Sechelt-Ph. 885-2116  ��� MOVING &  STORAGE  ��� PLUMBING  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING-PIPEFITTING  STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  LEN WRAY'S  TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage  Complete Packing  Packing Materials for Sale  MemberAllied Van Lines  Phone 886-2664-R.R. 1, Gibsons  G & E  PLUMBING  & HEATING  Ltd.  Certified  Plumbers  Box 165, Gibsons, BlC.  PHONE 886-7638  New Installations, Renovations  Repairs, Hot Water Heating  Pump Repairs  24 HOUR SERVICE  ��� REFRIGERATION  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION &  MAJOR APPLIANCE  SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Used Refrigerators for Sale.  Res. 886-9949  ��� RETAILSTORES  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES  NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE  TO ALL MAKES  SEWEASY  Cowrie St.  Sechelt 885-2725  J &C ELECTRONICS  , & APPLIANCES  Charles (Chuck) Stephens  SALES and SERVICE  INGLIS & 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  MISS BEE'S  Card and Gift Shop  Wharf Rd., Sechelt  P.07Box213        Ph. 885-9066  Coutts-Hallmark Cards 8-.  wrappings, Gifts. Picture  Puzzles; English Bone China  cups, saucers, etc.  Boutique Items  Local Artists' Paintings  ���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,  Hiway  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  -U^v^'-V' N^SQU  Hr'W*11!)*'" "Mtii ��� ��� hi miip"  12  Sunshine Coast News, May 11,1976.  Curling news  Winter Club to elect new slate of officers  HAPPY BOWLERS in the Bantam Division, aged 8 to 11,  show trophies won last week at Gibsons Lanes. Trophies  were given to champs and runners-up in high singles,  high doubles, high average, and most improved. Youth  bowling takes place every Saturday morning from September to May.  PEE WEE BANTAMS bowlers wound up their season  last week at Gibsons Lanes with trophy presentations.  Shown above are Pee Wees who won high singles, high  doubles, high averages, and most improved. Pee Wee  Bantams are under 7 years of age.  Elphevents  by D.J. HAUKA  GIBSONS  ffi  Building Supplies  886-2642 or 886-7833  1 for 4" SALE  BUY 4 GALLONS  AT REGULAR PRICE  ���j AND GET  1 GALLON  AT NO EXTRA CHARGE  ACT NOW ���  LIMITED TIME ONLY!  OLampic  STBin '^  "I am become a name!" Those  were Ulysses' words in Tenny-  sons' poem. My words however  are "I am become a classified ad  writer." So, as requested, here  they are. Any students wishing to  do yard work at a modest pay,  please phone Mr. Ed Burritt at  886-2453. There will be a course  in sign language at the Wilson  Creek Day Care centre, opposite  Davis Bay Elementary School.  The lessons will take place on  Tuesdays at 7 p.m., students are  encouraged to attend.  Also, the appeal for flowers, for  our courtyard continues, but add  shovels and rakes to the list.  Can't plant flowers without shovels. (Well you can but you'd get  awfully dirty) Speaking of the  courtyard, it is improving fast.  Another flower bed was planted  last week, but that still leaves  four more to be completed so  please don't stop sending your  donations.  Getting away from the classified, we now have come to the  sports. The senior boys rugby  team were at the B.C. Finals but  because of the. infamous "deadline" details are not available.  "Cause Caush" that is Elphin-  stone's motto, or it it? I had a little chat with Mr. Forst the other  day. Bill Proctor and I were about  to enter the foyer, we saw Mr.  Forst just leaving. I stopped him.  "Any earthshattering news?" I  asked.  "Well," he said. "Not really.  Oh! it seems there's some,con?'  troversy over our school motto."  "That a fact?" I replied. "Cause  Causit" that's our latin motto,  but latin scholars say there's no  such phrase. "So our school motto....maybe it's corrupt latin..." ,  and with that Bill and I left. Lord  Elphinstone when we asked you  for a motto, were you only playing  a trick on us rural yokels?  To Premier Bennett: Dear Sir,  please resign. Either that or sink  into obscurity. No offense meant,  it's just that you're ruining our  socials studies' class. Current  events used to be.quiet and quite  tame before you came around.' A  couple of earthquakes, a war  here, a murder there, all quite  straight forward; but since you  were elected premier, there has  been no end. to the work. What  with ICBC, this years' budget,  and now the ferry increase, Socials is starting to get real tough.  So you'll have to resign, please.  There will be an inservice day  on Monday, Oh, I'm sorry, by the  time you read this, Monday will  be gone. Ah! But, how thoughful  of the administration to give us  Monday off just when the circus  come to town (but there's no in-  service day for work I'm afraid,  after school work that is).     *  I've never been to a circus before. I've been on lots of field  trips, but somehow it's not the  same. My article next week  should be chocked full of stuff on  "What I did at the Circus".  Whilst at work the other day I  noticed a whole lot of bulging  tins. This signifies that the contents are bad. "What are we going to do with them?" "Throw  them out of course." "Okay may  I have one?" "Sure". The next  day at school found me clutching  tightly a bulging tin. I had intended on making a slide of the  particular type of poison that was  affecting it, so I dropped the tin  off to my old friend, Mrs. Bread-  ner. Before I left it on her desk  however, I saw John and Carl.  "Guess what this is?" I said."  "A tin", they replied. "Ah, but  what type of\tin?" "A bulging  tin" "Of what?" "Probably dog ,  food" "And why is it bulging?"  "Poor diet." "No." "It is infected." "Right". Having decided they were not contestants  for "Let's Make a Deal" I left. <..  And so I take my leave..."Have a \  good day".  by HARRY TURNER  As you are probably aware,  Gibsons Winter Qub has had a  generally successful social year.  We have, however, many loose  ends to pick up before next year.  The main purpose of our general  meeting on May 19 is to elect a  new slate of officers for the 1976-  77 season, and to discuss fee  changes and to suggest changes  in our constitution. It is hoped  that a large proportion of the  membership will attend, since all  three topics are important to the  general running of the club.  The nominating committee has  been busy during the past weeks  and has a slate of officers to nominate. Nominations will also be  accepted from the floor at the  general meeting.  Tuesdays and Thursdays are  still work party nights from 7 to 9  p.m. and anyone with some time  to spare is more than welcome to  come out.  We have a large hall available  for rent and a committee Ls presently looking at a rate, structure.  We will, however, until the structure is established, rent out the  hall at a mutually agreed upon  price.  Newsletters have been mailed  to the membership, but in several  instances we did not have a mailing address. If you did not receive  your newsletter and. want one  please call Verda Schnieder at  886-9906.  Don't forget the annual meeting on Wednesday, May 19 at 8  p.m. at the rink.  Gibsons Lanes  Hi-Lows take Province  Teambowl and Reno trip  by BUD MULCASTER  The HiLows, Penny McCIy-  mont, Bobi Mulligan, Marilyn  Strom, Sue Earwaker and Vicki  Buchanan,'were our representatives in the zone final of the Province Teambowl tournament held  at Hastings Bowl last Sunday.  There were 12 teams involved and  the HiLows took first place winning a trip to Reno for each bowler. They bowled very well.rolling  games of 950, 935 and 956 for  348 pins over their team average.  This is our first team tournament win and was very exciting.  Congratulations HiLows.  The YBC Bantams had their  playoffs last Saturday and the  Champs are: For the PeeWees,  Cheri Skytte, Lori Skytte, Mon-  ique Rivard, Celena Moore and  Joel Campbell. For the Bantams,  Andy Solinsky, Arlene Mulcaster,  David Moore, Cindy Skytte and  Linda Harding.  The YBC Juniors had their  playoffs last Monday night and  Throw out  tournament  In ladies golf last week, the  Throw Out Tournament was won  by Glenna Salahub for 18 holes  and Win McGowan for nine holes.  The tournament took place at the  Sunshine Coast Golf and Country  'Club.   ���  the Champs are the Dragsters,  Loriann Horsman, Susan Bennett, Grant Gill and Arthur Pelle-  tier.  In the spring league the leading'  bowlers are Diane Skytte with a  299 single, Mavis Stanley with  974 for A; Art Holden with a 319  single and Romy Talento with 980  for 4.  Providing  Your children with  A Good Education  ��� is just ONE way  lean help  Bryan E. Burkinshaw  Crown Life Insurance Co.  Telephone 385-9756  500 International House  880 Douglas St.  Victoria, B.C.  r  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  PENDER HARBOUR HOTEL  FISHING DERBY  MAY 22, 23, 24  APPLICATION FORM  Mail to: PENDER HARBOUR HOTEL FISHING DERBY  P.O. Box 194  MADEIRA PARK, B.C. VON 2H0  Enclosed $5.00 entry fee, and please enter:  (make your cheque payable as above) \ ���  NAME    (PLEASE PRINT)  ADDRESS    ..... PHONE   CITY    .    ..      PROV.... .POSTAL CODE.   I agree to abide by all rules established by the Derby Committee, and accept  the decision of the Judging Committee as final. Please mail official acknowledgement and my Kin-Win Lottery ticket (Included in fee).  SIGNED   MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS  OR MORE INFORMATION CALL NOW ��� 883-2377  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  Q&  5��  ,- WESTERN DRUG MART  WE TREAT  YOU RIGHT  SUNNYCREST PLAZA  GIBSONS  886-7213  i  t  ',/  s

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