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Array ��77 ".J7        ���f^y.S-rJ':-,  ���Jtiiie'Boe'-niaE^-her plea before Gibsons  Council to lease the log cabin on Proust  Road for photbgtJaphi(?classe&^^ v  You  can' lead a  horse  to  the  Legion  but you can't make him drink.     This  runaway was recaptured near Branch 109  ofthe Royal Canadian Legion  Volunteers needed for youth program  by Bruce M. Wilson  If you are over nineteen and  interested in supervising teenage physical fitness and sports  activities Roxann Reid could  use your help. . Miss Reid's  sports and gymnastics programs,  (volleyball, basketball, floor  hockey, gymnastics and trampor  line) are proving to be a very  popular activity with an average  of 60 and upwards youngsters  participating; therein lies the  problem. "If I can't get adult  supervisors in a ratio of one to  every ten kids," said Roxann,  "the program will have to be  severely   restricted   or   perhaps  abandoned altogether. There's  a wonderful group of guys  (4 or 5) helping out now, but they  won't always be able to be here  so if we could find another dozen  volunteers to do it on an alternating basis everyone would  breathe easier knowing the work  we're doing will be able to continue."  Miss Reid has for the few  months past been working on an  L.I.P. Grant in conjunction with  the continuing education program  to provide self-help, self-improvement courses to our teenagers  including   skin   care,    personal  awareness, modern dancing and  the aforementioned sports activities. It is your reporter's view  that the numbers attendant 'at  these sessions speak for their  popularity and the subsequent  good forthcoming from them.  These programs deserve community support, once again, if  you are over nineteen and interested in helping kids help themselves; if you can spare a little  time (monday evenings 7-9 or  Saturday afternoons 1-5 at Chatelech with programs in the planning stages for Elphinstone)  give Roxann a call at 886-7088  and give her your support!  Seehelt Marking Problem  The Sechelt Council at its regular "meeting held on Wednesday,  February 2nd, expressed the hopes that the public co-operation  which has been enjoyed recently, regarding the problem of  parking space on Cowrie Street will be continued. The council  was unanimous in its hope that rcostly by-laws and their sub  sequent enforcement will not be hetessary.  The problem arises when cars; are parked all day on the main  shopping thoroughfare, thereby making it difficult for shoppers  to find space to park while shopping. It is the council's hope  that all-day parkers will park their vehicles off Cowrie Street  thereby leaving the parking spaces for main street shoppers.  It was learned that the action  taken by council so far which consisted of placing tickets on the  windscreens of cars parked all  day had been effective in reducing the number of all day  parkers, though council had also  received one br two complaints.  Also at the meeting on February 2nd, Mr. Fawkes requested  that council consider purchasing  a tractor with sweeper, mower  -and sickle attachments, and a  spreader. It was moved by Alder-  Woman Kolibas and seconded by.  Alderman Booth that these items  be referred to the financial committee for study and the motion  carried.  -Several matters arose concerning street maintenance. It was  decided to leave stop signs at  the junction of Trail and Mermaid  as they are at present. It was also  reported that an application has  been made to Central Mortgage  and Housing Corporation for a   -���T .  sewage loan in the  amount of   J^j 0.tlVe  $890,300.  Also noted was that a  curb is required on Trail to prevent washouts and that the Department of Highways should be  reminded of the need for sidewalks on Cowrie Street and of the  need for improved drainage  opposite Benners.  . Regarding the level differences  in the sidewalk on Cowrie Street,  Alderwoman Kolibas moved that  these differences be corrected  as soon as possible and Alderman  Booth seconded the motion.  Alderman Morgan personally  offered to meet the cost of repairs from his own pocket.  In other matters it was decided  that ah application for a Young  Canada .Works Program should  be made, in consultation with the  Arena manager, and Alderman  Thompson advised council that a  local Kinsmen club was to be  re-activated.  Photographic studio  Studies  Fred Holland stated his concern about summer water shortage to the Gibsons council last-  Tuesday, February 1st.  "I have never seen less water  in the top area in my time with  the village," he said. "Fortunately the deep well at Dougal  Park will be available if we can  get a turbine pump installed by  summer."  A centre for photographic  enthusiasts will soon be operational at Proust Road. June Boe  from Roberts Creek has been  given permission for a nominal  rental, to use the empty building at the corner-of Proust and  ; Gower Point Road, for as long as  "it ���; is;; available.-1 Darkrooms wwil!  be set up and the overflow ifrbnv  Micheal Putman's night school  class will have it made available  for their use.  The long awaited dog pound is  nearing completion, all that remains to be done is the construction of the cages. This information was given out in answer to  a letter from the Bank of Montreal.  Doug Smith's proposal for up  toj;$20,000 in renovations to the  Link Hardward building was  turned bver to the planning  committee for further investigation into the building code standards.  If you want to drive after  September this year, make sure  you have a conversion scale on  your dash, as the traffic signs  wiil be changing over to metric.  The deadline for the new  Canada Works programme was  February 4th and an application  has been forwarded by council  foiPthe maximum amount ('15,000  .".j^sr .p*&tffii^fdr^K.ntonths); .This.  ���vwill'employ five people to begin  construction on a sea wall in the  bay.       7;  At the closing of the meeting,  Alderman Metzler asked that the  Village Clerk make a public  disclosure of his holdings to  clarify any statements made  recently.  Dr. Saul Arbess, Director for  Indian Education for the provincial government, was the guest at  an informal meeting involving  members of the School Board of  School District #46 and members  of the Band Council of the Sechelt  Indian Band. The subject of the  meeting was a discussion of the  Native Environmental Studies  project which may be located at  Deserted Bay on Princess Louisa  Arm on the traditional land of the  Salish Indians.  Both the members of Indian  Band Council and the members  of the school board present reaffirmed an active interest in the  project. The problems to be  ironed out would appear to be the  question of financial sharing between the school-board and the ���;  Band and the availability of  buildings to house the . project.  In the latter connection Indian  band council member Teddy  Dixon will approach MacMillan-  Bloedel about buildings which  may become available from one of  their logging operations in the  area.  Ex-federal member of parliament Harry Olaussen  brings a petition against oil tankers on our  coast into the Coast News office.  Ken Mitchell is a  very special student  Sechelt Low-cost housing  discussed  Bill Bouchard, a public relations representative of the B.C.  Ferries Corporation, and Frank  Ramsey, Superintendent of Terminals met with a committee of  locally appointed representatives  to discuss the ailing ferry service  on Wednesday, February 2nd.  The local appointees were Dick  Blakeman, Don Pearsall, Frank  West, Dick Proctor, and Bill  Edney. Blakeman and Pearsall  were unable to be in attendance.  The meeting was apparently  frank and constructive. A spokesman for the local committee said,  "I got the impression that the  ferry corporation is finally trying  to improve its public image."  Matters brought to the attention of the ferry representatives  include the poor schedule, inadequate catering and a fare  structure which is conducive to  balanced utilization of the ferries. .  Local representatives, recommended that there should be a  fare discount for the use of the  ferries in non-peak hours.  The ferry representatives are  reported to have listened attentively to local complaints and suggestions. A further meeting has  been set up for Tuesday, March  1st. Local citizens are invited to  participate by using the committee of local men as a clearing  house for their suggestions or  complaints. The committee members can be contacted at the fol- ,  lowing numbers if you feel that  there is some input that you  would like to have: Don Pearsall  886-7687; Dick Blakeman at  886-2381; Frank \Vest at 886-2147  Dick Proctor at 885-3110; and Bill.  Edney at 886-7551.  Sechelt village council is looking for volunteers to serve on a  screening committee for applicants for low-cost housing in  Sechelt, similar to the program  taking place in Gibsons which was  described in last week's Coast  News. At the council meeting  held on February 2nd, members  expressed the wish that the press  publicize their need for volun  teers to serve on this committee.  It is required that these volunteers be community members of  good and long standing. Aider-  woman Kolibas offered her services in helping to set up the  committee. The village council  is looking forward to suggestions  ; from the public and to the interviews with volunteers which will  follow.  Special credit must go to a  young peninsula resident for the  determination he possesses to  obtain his educational goals. He  is enrolled in several, grade XII  courses at Elphinstone Secon-  .dap7_?and is_; making ..good. progress, despite the fact that7He is  blind. His name is Ken Mitchell,  of Ebb Tide Street in Sechelt.  The Continuing Education Department of the School Board  made arrangements for Ken to  attend classes, and the Volunteer  Service Programme of the Community Resource Society provided  two volunteers, Mrs. V. Hobson  of Gibsons, and Mr. A. McPhee  of Sechelt to read to him from the  text books, do some tutoring, and  assist him in many other ways.  Ken is very appreciative of the  contribution these two are making  to his progress, and he adds the  names of Karen Hoemberg, Ed  Nicholson, Elphie teachers and  the Department of Education to  the others. The Sunshine Coast  Community Resource Society's  Minibus provides transportation  to and from school.  Ken has developed a very  satisfying hobby as a ham radio  operator. He has a good set up  and through this medium- has  made some close friends, and renewed association with others.  His radio amateur station has  ^enabled him" arid"his parents  to keep, in direct touch with a  brother who is studying engineering in Waterloo, Ontario.  He is anxious to finish his  high school graduation and then  go on to take some courses in  electronics.  Communication with this young  man is a very easy thing. His  good and happy attitude is the  source of strength that enables  him to push ahead with confidence into the future. He has  given much thought to day to  day matters that concern most of  us and he expresses his opinions  in a most lucid manner.  The Mitchells have been here  for several years and are impressed with the kindness and friendliness ofthe people they meet day  to day. Integration into the life  of this region has been easy for  them.  Cool February sunlight lights this scene from the Gibsons Bluff.  Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday Coast News, February 8,1977.  Box 460, Gibsons Phone: 886-2622 or 886-7817  Published at Gibsons, B.C., every Tuesday  by The Glassford Press  Editor-John Burnside  Advertising/Photographer- Ian Corrance  Advertising - David Thompson  Staff./Reporter - Bruce Wilson  Receptionist/Bookkeeper- M. M. Laplante  Production - H. Sum  Typesetting - Lindy Moseley  Subscription Rates:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast.  British Columbia: $8.00per year; $6.00 for six months.  Canada except B.C. $10.00 per year.  United States and Foreign $12.00 per year.  Phone 886-2622 or 886-7817.  P. O. Box 460, Gibsons, B. C.  Development  Virtually from all over the continent the  weather news is ofthe grimmest. From  blizzards in Buffalo to frozen oranges  in Florida, the news is universally bad.  Yet here, as detailed by Michael Nutland  in these pages this week, crocuses have  been found flourishing as early as January 20th and it seems that we have not  been without roses all winter.  It serves to remind one what a blessed  and favoured place we live in. The future  undoubtedly holds many changes in store  for us as the marked growth of the last  few years bids fair to continue. It would  be niggardly and ungracious of us to  resent sharing our good fortune with  these who will come, but it bears repeating that our elected representatives are  charged with the responsibility of channelling that change in directions which  will leave as much of the charm of the  place as unspoiled as is possible.  One of the unfortunate tendencies  that one can note is the tendency on the  part of local developers of late to clear all  the trees off the land they develop. The  older dwellings in the area tend tp be  nestled among the trees, invisible from  the roads and many of the beach proper  ties are all but invisible even from the  beach. This is in marked contrast to the  more evident approach which seems to  have been favoured of late literally  shaving the land and parking houses in  the middle of the emptyiness. The results are not aesthetically pleasing. You  can see mile after mile of such developments in a prairie city such as Calgary  which has few trees. There it is understandable. Not so here.  And it is not the pleasure of the eye  alone that we speak of here. On a recent'  and favoured walk in Roberts Creek, one  was struck by traffic noises from Highway  101 that had not been noticed before.  Subsequent investigation, towards the  highway discovered a patch of recently  cleared land where once the trees had  absorbed the sound.  If it is our elected representatives  responsibility to guard us against unseemly or undersirable change, it is still  the responsibility ofthe agents of change,  our developers, to do what they can with  the best advice available to ensure that  the changes that they facilitate will be  effected with as much taste as they can  summon and with a due regard for the  charm of this favoured place.  Pender Harbour  It would seem that a salute in the direction of Pender Harbour is in order. "The  little community suffered a severe setback with the loss of its high school  last fall. How its people have responded  is a lesson in community spirit and how  adversity should be handled. They have  set the pace for the entire region with  forward thinking approach to the problems of recreation, working closely with  the school board to make the school  buildings a focal point for community  activity as well as education.  In particular they have discovered for  the school board what is apparently a  change in attitude on the part of Victoria  concerning the costly business bf instituting swimming facilities in conjunction  with schools. What has caused this  change is open to speculation, but it may  be that the recent high incidence of  school fires has caused the Department  of Education to cast an appreciative eye  at the proximity to their schools at all  times of several thousand readily available gallons of water.  Be all that as it may, it can surely be  said that the people of the Harbour are  beginning to show us what can be done  when a community rolls up its collective  sleeves and really addresses itself to  the problems that confront it.  .. .from the files of Coast News  h  ^mMf|ia  5 YEARS AGO  The Federal Government Opportunities for Youth program was outlined to  a group numbering about a dozen at a  meeting in Sechelt's municipal hall.  10 YEARS AGO  Twenty-seven members of Gibsons and  area Volunteer Fire Department at the  annual banquet in Danny's Dining Room,  given to the firemen by the council of  Gibsons Village, received ~ their service  mugs.  .   15 YEARS AGO  Canadian Forest Products Port Mellon  mill expansion operation has expanded  from a $12,000,000 project to a larger  $15,000,000 one. The increased expansion involves a warehouse at wharfside  and an airborne sheet dryer along with  a new 1,000 tone baling press.  Troubles which have appeared periodically at Pender Harbour Secondary  school came to a head recently with a  strapping episode, a walk-out of students  and a few days later, the resignation of  Roth Gordon, the principal ofthe school.  At a Gibsons council meeting, member  Wes Corlett spoke up and commented  on the marigolds which were bursting  forth in his garden. What was needed  at the time was someone in authority to  define where the Sunshine Coast Banana  Belt starts and stops.  20 YEARS AGO  Now your savings earn more at Canada's First Bank: Effective February  first, saving deposits at the Bank of  Montreal will earn interest at the rate of  23A% per annum.  Crown Assets Corporation has accepted the offer of the village commission  for the purchase of an International  1939 five ton fire truck plus a dishwashing machine.  25 YEARS AGO  Flowers for all occasions, phone Gibsons 76W, Mrs. Nestman, immediate  service.  For Sale: Three roomed house, brick  chimney, duroid roof, new condition  at Sechelt. Wired for electric light, must  be removed from present site. For  quick sale: $900.  30YEARS AGO  Mr. J. E. Lee, lineman for Sechelt  Peninsula territory is in Vancouver "to  purchase a new boat for the Howe Sound  section of the Government Telegraph  Service.  A movement to incorporate three  communities, Granthams, Hopkins  Landing and Soames Point as an incorporated village will be discussed at a  meeting at Granthams Hall.  *,+*  Paul Satko, tired of Depression days in Richmond, Virginia,  framed a boat, covered it with canvas, then towed the twentieth-  century Conestoga Wagon, complete with family of eight  live-aboards, across the continent to Seattle. There he installed  the motor from his truck, planked the ship, gave it the only  name possible -- ARK - and launched it. This Brady photo  was taken on a trial run.   In 1938, with only a school atlas as  guide, the Satkos cruised along the Sunshine Coast, heading for  Cook Inlet, Alaska. Murdo Stewart and Bill Peterson of Gibsons  encountered the optimistic argonauts and escorted them  through the Yuclata Rapids, the existence of which they had  been unaware. Paul later sent Bill this postcard from Juneau  to say that all was well. Photo courtesy Elphinstone Pioneer  Museum. L. R. Peterson  John Burnside  Slings & Arrows  George Matthews  Surely one of the sadder  aspects of modern life has been  the decline of craftmanship as  a constant value. Craftmanship.  The taking of pride in the work  that one is called upon to do.  The last couple of generations  have seen much psychological  and neo-psychological theorizing  about the nature of our species  and it would seem that one of  the strands of the human fabric  that gets less attention than it  deserves is the hunger in all of  us to do something well.  There is much in modern life  that militates against craftmanship. The western nations have  used self-interest as a motivating  force in social affairs and much  rjas been accomplished as a^rcjg;.,  shit. Unfortunately we hayjf|s|5  think, come to define self-interest  much too narrowly as being  merely material gain. A man's  worth is gauged not by the quality  of the work he performs but by  the material possessions that he  has managed to accumulate.  It is the contention here that  healthy people in a healthy society need to feel pride in their ���  work, whatever it may be. The  man who is denied that pride  totally because the work he is  called upon to do in these technological times is dull, dirty and  repetitious is unhappy - no matter  how well paid. The man who -  feels that happiness lies only in  gain, and the more the mightier,  and denies himself that pride,  expending his energies instead in  gimmicks and tricks, is unhappy  no matter how materially successful he might be.  Now I don't wish to be misunderstood. In the twenty or so  years that I've lived in North  America I have enjoyed the affluence and the material comforts  as much as any man and still do.  To have enough for your children  to eat and to be able tb house  them comfortably continues to be  an essential or pre-requisite for  human content. ' But is not  enough in itself. The pride that  comes from doing something well  for its own sake is also an essential ingredient if we would be  happy, and through happiness,  kind.  We've all had the experience  of buying a car and within weeks  after its purchase it is malfunctioning, of seeing a house new-  built but old and deteriorating  almost as soon as it is finished.  The hard-sell and the quick buck  have been too common a part of  the experience of all of us. And  at the risk of being emphatic,  I would repeat that I do not think  that this is a matter of ethics  alone or any abstract theory of  doing. good. To do something,  anything, with care and attention  and as well as you can is a funda-  / mental of mental health.  There are those who will tell  you that man is fundamentally  evil. That he is by nature violent  arid greedy and beyond redemption. We even have books in our  high-school curriculum which we  teach religiously every year which  preach this vision. "The Lord of  the Flies" for example. The common cynical perversion of the  golden rule that we are all  familiar with "Do unto others  before they do unto you" exactly  expresses our sickness. It exactly  expresses the state of mind in  which self-interest is not balanced  with a pride in the quality of  one's work.  In the mock savage world of  professional wrestling when all  the other trumperies such as  villain versus hero, rematches  and revenge, and all the rest of  the melodramatic lures that are  designed to draw the faithful to  the matches have been overworked, they sometimes stage  what they call a nine-man battle  royal in which nine gladiators  are in the ring at the same time  with the winner being the last  man not thrown over the top  rope. There are no loyalties  except temporary and self-seeking and sometimes it would seem  that we have succeeded in persuading ourselves that this is  what human society is like.   It's  dog-eat-dog and the last man still  standing is the winner.  It is no idealistic drivel to  say that this is simply not enough.  There's a great deal of shallow  egotism and before you get  thrown out of the ring there's  the temporary taste of ego-glory.  But everybody gets beaten eventually and if you're too good in  ths earlier matches the other  eight will toss you over the ring  early in the next match.  No it's not enough to be the  fastest gun or adding machine in  the west. It's not enough to be  the dirty-trick champion of your  block. Finally, if you would be  content you are going to address  yourself to a task which com-  . mands your best, attention, and  bring it to a satisfactory conclusion.  Nor is this beyond the reach of  any of us. Sometime ago when I  was first writing for the Coast  News I told the story of Leo  Larocque who taught me a worthwhile lesson about youthful  vanity, ending with the admonishment "Never forget this.  All of us is ignorant - just about  different t'ings." Now the great  thing about Leo's statement is  that it is universal in form. I  mean, replace the word ignorant  with any word of your choice and  the statement still holds. Let's  say, for example, we change it  to gifted. "All of us is gifted-  just about different t'ings." The  statement remains true.  We should be encouraging our  children and ourselves this way.  Everybody can do something  well. If it isn't economically  feasible to live by working at your  enthusiasm then there should be  leisure to pursue it.  My quarrel with the school  system is that it too often teaches  the student what he can't do. Yet  the right to do something well  and to feel that you can is a requisite for mental balance and  should be an inalienable human  right. We all have a need to  work with pride.  Cave dwellers  I sit in the beer-hazed parlour  fascinated by faces  old as time...  like a little boy  with countless  teachers  They speak  of deals once dealt  and loves once lost...  they smile knowlingly  at my gifts  of happiness and life  They drink  a toast to grey  and countless tombstones.  and hide from the sun  like mindless moles.  Bruce M.Wilson  1975  :*  Patrick Daniel Moynihan, former U. S. Ambassador to the  U. N. and now senator from the  state of New York, once used the  phrase, "benign neglect". He  used that phrase in connection  with U. S. foreign aid in India,  where he was, at that time, U. S.  Ambassador. The phrase apparently meant that perhaps the  ' best thing to do about poverty,  squalor and social problems was  nothing at all. The implication  was that all of the well meaning,  liberally motivated ideals which  attempted to cure the ills of the  world were beginning to have an  a id verse effect. The recipients  appeared to be ungrateful and  the senders were offended at the  ingratitude. ,.,    ; v  Benign neglect-is a compelling  idea and while it has been the  basis for modern conservative  thought since the days of Edmond  Burke, since the idea has become  popular, I have found myself,  against education and upbringing, testing new social programs  and services against the benign  neglect theory.  The latest programs to fall  under this scrutiny are the "Work  Experience" proposal discussed  at Elphinstone Secondary School  last week, and the Soames Hill  trail project. The "Work Experience" or more accurately,  Career Education proposal is a  plan through which teachers,  businessmen and employers  would work together to provide  students with the opportunity to  explore a variety of jobs and  career opportunities while still  going to school.  My initial reaction to the plan  was the thought that man has  expended an awful lot of creativity and energy finding new  methods of sticking his nose into  other people's affairs. The more  I listened however the more I  was struck by the genuine concern and interest of these people  in helping out their fellow human  beings. I am a pretty cynical  person and yet I was unable to  detect a syllable of insincerity  or lack of genuineness in the  participants. It struck me that  these people were following in a  much older tradition than benign  neglect; a tradition of trying to  make things in the world a little  better.  The results of their concern  have yet to be examined. It may  turn out to be a terrible mess  and a considerable inconvenience, but the fact of the matter  was that thirty or more people  were taking time out from pursuing their own interests to try  to help out total strangers While  seeking no profit for themselves.  According to the notion of benign neglect students should be  free to explore the world of work  on their own, by getting summer  jobs, by filling out dozens of  application forms, by experiencing the frustrations of being  turned down or being fired and  by learning the ropes from old  hands who send them on errands  for left handed hammers, buckets  of steam or sky hooks. By this  approach what the kid gets are  some tough lessons in the school  of hard knocks and what the  employer gets is whatever is  left over from the struggle to  survive.   There is a lot of merit  in this approach. Usually the,  most aggressive and motivated  person gets the job and usually.  the employer gets the most,  dependable and interested em-,  ployee.  On the other hand, Career  Education will achieve precisely  the same result. The most active,  aggressive and intellegent students will derive benefits from  the program and employers,  having a chance to get a good  look at the candidates, will end  up hiring the same good ones  they would have in the first  place. Maybe some of the losers  will find out the truth a little  quicker and maybe some of the  marginal losers will learn a few  survival skills that will help them'  later on but generally 7 speaking'  the results will be the same.  Why bother then? The answer  is that the best of mankind is  compelled to try to make things  better. Lots of the time they  screw things up; most of the time  they don't make much difference,  but sometimes they cause improvements to happen as well as  allowing change to occur.  If we were to criticize people  for wanting to make things better  we would be in a sad state. At  the same time it seems rather  unfair to accept the principle that  trying to improve things is a good  idea and yet criticizing the improvers if things'don't turn out  quite the way we expected. The  good intentions of the people involved in Career Education ought  to be encouraged and if the program shows some success they  should be praised. Even if things  don't work out so well the good  intentions should be commended)  If the results are met with criticism we might be discouraging  some future plan from being devised. It's a good idea to learn  from your mistakes but to do so  we sometimes have to allow mistakes to be made.  As far as the Soames Hill  trail project is concerned, the  same idea applies. Personally I  have to agree with John Hind  Smith; for me the hike up Soames  Hill won't be the same. However,  when I went up there to take a  look, my little girl was able, for  the first time, to get all the way  up by herself. We got up there  faster and more safely than before and while the place had lost  some of it's former peaceful  beauty it was obvious that it  was now accessible to more  people, especially people with  little children and older folks.  When I go hiking I don't want  to see other people and I want  something challenging. I probably won't go up there very often.  Fortunately, our area provides  dozens of beautiful hikes just  for people like John and' me and  I'm not going to miss it much.  As for those who built the new  trail; well done. They set out to  create a park like atmosphere that  could be.enjoyed by families and  older folks and they succeeded.  We have some good people on  the recreation committee and  they are doing the best they can.  That's a lot more than some of  us are doing. I hope the next  project will not fall victim to  benign neglect. Come to think of  it, benign neglect might just be  another euphemism for apathy. ��� Letters to the Editor  Harbour parking  Editor:  Considering that the regular  meeting of the Gibsons Harbour  Business Association on February  16th, 1977 will be attended by  the Gibsons Village Planner,  the parking problems of the Harbour area will possibly be discussed in some detail.  Anyone that operates a business, is employed or are customers or visitors etc. and use  automobiles for transportation,  realize the necessity of more  adaquate parking. The problem  is not new. It has been there for  many years and little or no real  effort has been made to correct  it, over those many years.  Without some meaningful  changes in the attitude of the  local government and pressure  by the local business people and  residents towards this parking  problem, it is hardly to be expected that a change of any major  importance or magnitude will  develop.  The required improvement in  parking is not necessarily required in total for the local business's or their customers parking.  There'are many visitors to the  area and the Government Wharf  is used quite extensively for  people travelling by boat to local  islands and log sorting grounds,  etc., commercial fishermen, tugboats and log salvage boats just  to mention a few. Most of these  people have no place to park  their vehicles except on the  Government Wharf or on the  street.  Many of these people are  residents of Gibsons and taxpayers and bring a good amount  of revenue to the village. These  people do not necessarily park  on the wharf or the street by  choice. They have very little  if any alternative. Another example or situation is that of the  C.B.C. and the Beachcombers.  During the months that they are  in operation, parking becomes  even more critical and they lack  parking space. The visitors they  attract also contribute to the  problem. The C.B.C. pumps  thousands of dollars each year  into the economy of, not only  Gibsons, but the whole Sunshine  Coast.  This would indicate very  strongly that there is a need for  public parking, other than on  the streets and Government  Wharf. There are very few areas  where the Government wharf or  the Ramp may be used for public  parking. It could be a hazard in  the event of a,marine fire, and if  the practice was prohibited, it  would add to the parking problem  ofthe village.  To enforce parking regulations  is one method and no doubt,  would have some effect. That will  not likely contribute what is  required to correct the basic  problem, which is plain and  simple. A shortage of parking  space.  Enforcing parking regulations  has been tried before in the Harbour area, and the result contributed a situation where customers tended to seek other  areas to do business as well as  many cases of bitter feelings  toward the Harbour area and to  the R.C.M.P. who patrolled the  streets. The results were not  beneficial.  To bring forth problems and  complaints is simple. Finding  solutions is often more difficult.  However difficult, it is far from  impossible to make vast improvements. There are areas convenient and capable of providing  good parking.  . A major contribution to public  parking could be made by following a plan once considered when  Black Ball Ferries used the  Gov't wharf for a terminal.  Parking at that time in Gibsons  was something of a catastrophe.  However, the plan was to reclaim wateffiront area from the  government wharf toward Langdale, filling in an area large  enough to accomodate the ferry  traffic for a parking lot. Access  to the lot was by the road Right  of Way beside the Pool Hall and  by a ramp from the lot to the  wharf where traffic would be  loaded and unloaded.  Even, today, the merits of that  plan are nothing less than excellent' and for the following  reasons.  It provides good put of the way  parking for public use with easy  access to' the wharf and close  enough to be convenient to the  harbour shopping area, thus pro  viding for business's  and  employees, etc.  It provides vehicle access to  the rear of all properties between  the wharf to Hills Machine Shop,  which will allow these people  to park on the rear of their own  property instead of - using the  streets.  Provide an alternate route  for Fire Truck or Ambulance to  the wharf and to the rear of  buildings, and also to future  development of marine facilities.  It could quite possibly be constructed with the Harbour Development Plan, and instead of  dredging out that particular  area it could be filled in and  re-claimed to build a parking lot.  Boat moorage floats could  possibly be installed more easily  in the deeper water with less  dredging expense. The parking  would be of great convenience  to such moorage, especially for  commercial boats.  Reclaiming waterfront land  wherever possible must be accepted as a very intelligent  method of obtaining property,  irregardless of what it may be  used for. Waterfront property  is generally .rated as the more  expensive. In this case it is an  expensive parking lot, but it  is possible to use it for that  purpose and allow other land,  which may have been turned into  a parking lot, to be developed into  something more valuable. To  dredge areas out that may be  re-claimed is almost a deliberate  way to dispose of this valuable  land. As land it's worth much,  as water it is almost valueless.  These are only one viewers  ideas. Within the Gibsons  Harbour Business Association  there is an idea for every member. When all the ideas are  amalgamated surely there is no  problem too great to be solved.  Douglas H. Smith  Thanks  Editor:  From one department of the  Community Resource Society to  another....  Owing to sickness our Minibus  was out of commission for a few  days, but our sister service came  through splendidly. With the  help of some kind folk on the  peninsula who gave of their  time, the more urgent calls for  rides to medical treatments,  doctor appointments, etc., were  taken care of.  Hopefully the bus will be running again early next week, but  in the meantime a grateful thanks  to Betty Wray, the co-ordinator  of the service and all the people  who volunteered their time.  If anyone is interested in donating a little' spare time to the  Volunteer Bureau, give Betty a  call at 885-3821.  ,/  Maureen Kirby  Minibus Office  Safety-  Police  Editor:  It was very nice to read in a  recent issue of the Coast News  that the police are going to crack  down on cars going more than 20  'm.p.h. in school zones.  Firstly though, I think they  should be showing the public a  good example by obeying the  rules themselves. More than  once a-police car has passed me  when I've been doing 20 m.p.h.  in the school zone and they have  not been on an emergency.  A concerned citizen  Church Services  Roman Catholic Services  Rev. T. Nicholson, Pastor  Times of Sunday Mass:  8:00 p.m. Saturday and 12 Noon  Sunday at St. Mary's Church in  Gibsons  In Sechelt: 8:30 a.m. Our Lady of  Lourdes Church, Indian Reserve  10:00 a.m. Holy Family Church  885-9526  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30a.m. -St. John's  Davis Bay  11:15a.m. -Gibsons  886-2333  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  Member P.A.O.C.  Phone 886-7107  Highway and Martin Rd.  Sunday School9:45 a.m.  Morning Worship 11a.m.  Evening Service 7 p.m.  Wed. Bible Study 7:30 p.m.  Pastor G.W.Foster  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENUST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sat. 3:00p.m.  Hour of Worship Sat., 4 p.m.  St. John's United Church,  Davis Bay  Pastor C. Dreiberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone 885-9750  8832736  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  Services and Sunday School are  held each Sunday at 11:15 a.m. in  St. John's United Church, Dans  Bay.  Wed. Eve. Testimony 7:30 p.m.  All Welcome  Phone 885-3157 or 886-7882  BAPTIST CHURCH  Pastor F. Napora  i 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 7:00p.m.  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service 11:00 a.m.  Revival 7:00 p.m.  Bible Study Wed. 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  Editor:  I have read with, interest the  letter of D. M. Serensen of West-  bank, B. C. on the subject of mandatory seat belt legislation. The  letter has apparently been widely  circulated to the news media  of the province and has appeared  in a number of "Letters to the  Editor" columns.  I cannot but agree with D. M.  Serensen's opinions as they relate  to many of the habits to be found  in the life style of some of us today and the suggestion that  people should be encouraged to  behave in a more responsible  way than they do.  However, I completely disagree  on the subject of mandatory seat  belt legislation. There is an insurmountable burden of proof  that such legislation will not only  save lives and injuries but will  materially reduce the cost to  society of the accidents which  occur every year.  There are enough auto accident  victims in B. C. each year to keep  one 400 bed hospital permanently  full, at taxpayers expense. It  has been proven that mandatory  seat belt legislation, as opposed  to education and individual' decisions as D. M. Serensen suggests, would reduce this load by  at least 25%. .     '  Regardless of the number of  lives which could be saved, you  Mr. Editor, and I, and D. M.  Serensen, and every other B. C.  taxpayer are paying good money  to keep 100 people in hospital  all year because, we do not have  such legislation. In dollars this  cost of providing hospital services  to .100 people for a year approximates $4 million based on Department of Health figures.  Education has been tried but  does not raise the wearing rate,  significantly above its present 15 ���  20% level. Legislation in other  jurisdictions has proved it raises  the wearing rate to a 60 - 70%  level. This is a saving in dollars  and in suffering worth giving up  some freedoms for. B. C. has  already fallen behind much of  the free'World, in this area - its  time we caught up.  B. C. Road Safety Coordinating  Council  H. B. Earle  Chairman  Viewpoint  Editor:  Even Wolfe says we must  "work harder, produce more,  and expect less." He must be  talking about another country or  another century.  Christmas layoffs in the forest  industry were caused by over  production since there were no  strikes or shutdowns for bad  weather.  Is Wolfe serious when he calls  for still more production?  We are depleting our resources,  as fast as we can, playing fast  and loose with the. environment,,  and diminishing prospects of  employment for our children in  our rush to dispose of our heritage. Is more production going  to help any of these problems?  Capitalism doesn't pay the  workers the full value of what  they produce. Periodically it  chokes on its surplus production,  when those goods can no longer  be absorbed by the worker-  consumers, who are laid off as  demands slacken. The laid off  workers stop producing and. the  fit of gluttony passes. This is  what the financial writers call  the business cycle.  If I didn't think our finance  minister was living in the past,  preaching solutions to the economics of scarcity, which applied  to conditions a century ago in  the early stages of the industrial  revolution, I would suspect his  preachments are nothing more  than a call for workers to enrich  their employers' profits in the  short term, to the long term detriment ofeveryone.  Richard von Fuchs  Courtenay  Coast News, February 8,1977.  WHAT SHOULD  OUR STUDENTS  BE LEARNING?  Because we believe an essential  purpose of education is to ensure  that our students acquire the skills  and knowledge they will need to  become well-rounded individuals  and useful members of society, a  Core Curriculum will be introduced into the public school  system in September 1977.  To explain the Core Curriculum, we  have produced a new and easy-to-  follow booklet. We call it Goals  of the Core Curriculum and we        -   '  think it's animportant document. We'd  like to know what you think of it-  Copies have been delivered to every  ���,pmtf  '*/?*  school district in the province.  Public meetings to discuss the  goals of the core curriculum  are being organized by school  officials in your area.  You are urged to attend these  meetings and discuss the contents of the booklet and what it  means for our students. To find  out the time and location of the  meeting nearest you, or to  obtain your free copy of the  "-"'---'       ..    booklet, contact, your local  school or your school district super-'  intendent as listed below:  SCHOOL DISTRICT #46 886-2225  . We've done our homework. Now it's your turn to have  a say in what, and how, our children should be learning.  Curriculum Development Branch,  MINISTRY OF EDUCATION  Government of British Columbia,  Victoria, B.C.  Shop around...  these financial  services are just  not available  everywhere.  ^r*i ^  Savings deposits, term deposits,  chequing services, loans and  . mortgages...sure, all financial institutions  offer them.  But what about a chequing service that  pays interest? Or insurance service? Or  income tax service? Travel agent  service, consumer advice, debt  counselling?  How about Saturday hours or longer  hours during the week?  A good number of Credit Unions'offer  these services under one roof. The  reason for Credit Unions' better service  is the story behind the Credit Unions  themselves.  Autonomy  Of all the places you can go to save or  borrow money, only the Credit Unions  are democratically run and controlled by  the members, customers just like you.,  The members elect the board of  directors, and help determine the  policies. Each individual Credit Union  also determines what services it wants.  Democratic control gives Credit Unions  another important advantage. Because  they are so close to the grassroots of  their communities, Credit Unions are  responsive to community needs,  sensitive to local economic changes..  They'll likely keep your money working  right there in your community, where it  does you the most good. They're likely to  help you when you need it too.  Security  Although democratically run, Credit  Unions operate within the confines of  strict provincial legislation. They also  operate underlhe watchful eye ofthe  superintendent of Credit Unions, an arm  of the Attorney General's department.  All Credit Union shares and deposits are  guaranteed without limit by a Provincial  Credit Union Share and Deposit  Guarantee Fund especially designated  for the purpose.  In 40 years of Credit Union operation, no  member has ever lost a cent of deposits.  Over 500,000 British Columbians are  already members of one Credit Union or  another. If you're not one of them, ask a  friend about a nearby Credit Union you  can join. He'll be glad to help.  How to join  a credit union  Everyone in British Columbia is eligible.  You can choose from: a community  Credit Union where you live; an  industrial, commercial or professional  Credit Union where you work; or an  associational or parochial Credit Union  that's part of an organization or church  you belong to.  Simply come into the appropriate Credit  Union, fill out an application, make a set  deposit of $1 to $25 in a membership  share account, and you're in.  tell me more  about Credit Unions, free and without  obligation, because I never join anything  without a thorough investigation  Name   Address  City'  Prov  MaM to  Code  B.C. Central Credit Union  PO Box 2038  Vancouver B.C V6B 3R9  CREDIT UNIONS  Better in so many ways. Prove  it to yourself.  Sunshine Coast Credit Union  BOX 375, COWRIE STREET, SECHELT, B.Q. VON 3A0  TELEPHONE 885-3255 Coast News, February 8,1977.  Dogwood Takeout  World renowned  pianist visits  Sunshine Coast  The Sunshine Coast Arts  Council is presenting Lee Kum-  Sing, world renowned pianist, in  concert at Elphinstone School,  Gibsons, on Saturday, February  12th at 8:00 p.m.  Pianist Lee Kum-Sing has  performed to the acclaim of  audiences and critics in the major  cities of four continents. He holds  diplomas from the Royal School  of Music, London, the University  of Melbourne and the Hochschule  fur Musik, Berlin, a performer's  Certificate from the Graduate  School of Fine Arts, Florence,  and a Master of Music from  Rosary College, River Forest,  Illinois.  Recognized as the most outstanding pianist in Singapore and  Malaysia, he was invited to perform with the Festival Symphony  Orchestra at the opening of the  first Southeast Asia Cultural  Festival in August 1963. In the  same year he performed a special  programme for the delegates  attending the Conference of  Commonwealth Ministers in  Singapore and was invited to give  the Inaugural Concert of Canada's Koerner Recital Hall at the  Music Centre in Vancouver. He  has just returned from a tour of  the Far East.  Mr. Lee currently heads the  Piano Department at the Community Music School of Greater  Vancouver and teaches chamber  music and pianoforte as a faculty  member of the University of  British Columbia.- Each year  since 1974 his students have  won national awards in the annual  Canada Music Competitions.  We are pleased and very for-  :unate in having Mr. Lee visit  )ur community.  Michael Nutland  One of our customers had a  most unfortunate experience the  other day. His teeth caught  fire! It appears that while he  was at work his dentures started  to hurt him. Removing them, he  carefully wrapped them in wax-  paper and stowed them in his  lunch pail until a tasty morsel  happened by.  After returning home, the lady  responsible for his lunch turned  out all the useless articles in his  pail into the garbage. Yes, you  guessed. His teeth were burned  along with the rest of the trash.  ' A painstaking search revealed  one tooth standing up in the ash  like an ivory monolith.  We had an interesting insight  into the media the other day.  Jack Webster had a programme  concerned with the moratorium  on Neighbourhood Pub licences.  As this was of direct interest to  us, Nancy, our Secretary-Treasurer phoned CJOR for further  information. After telling her to  listen to the show the following  day, he proceeded with no provocation whatsoever, to make a  personal verbal attack on Nancy,  merely because she was an  American and lived in Gibsons.  Some of his comments were fairly  scurrilous and if Webster bases  his broadcasts on similar unsubstantiated assumptions, then  his credibility must be seriously  questioned.  All forms of media, from local  newspapers to multi-national  networks, are powerful tools.  Used irresponsibly or for self-  serving sensationalism, they can  damage the reputations of even  the most innocent.  As a postscript, we suffered  through three hours of Websters  belligerent rhetoric the following  day and heard not a word that was  of interest to us.  I am English, (no, I refuse to  apologise) and in England it is  traditional at this time of year for  people who have nothing better  to do, to keep their aural senses  on red alert for the sound of the  first cuckoo. They then assault  the editor of the London Times  with claim and counter-claim for  the privilege of being the first  witness to the world shattering  event. (Sometimes the winning  claim is so early, I think they  must have heard the last cuckoo,  as it wings its way sensibly southward.)  ' Now this fearless columnist  can reveal the first crocus in  Gibsons. No doubt inspired by  the mild winter it made its appearance    on     January     20th.  I include this piece of irrelevant  trivia in the hope that hundreds  of other 'first crocus* claims will  pour into the Coast News office,  thus driving the beleaguered  editor to distraction.  Heart-felt cry from a teenage^  I'd enjoy the day more if it started  later.  Weather  Yes, Matilda, it has been dryer  than usual this winter. The  month end figures just released  reveal that we got just slightly  over half as much precipitation in  January 1977 as we did in January 1976 - and January 1976 was  dryer than the sixteen-year  average. If this keeps up we'll  be having our hotels and motels  full of Hawaiians in the winter  time.  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'fiiheby the Sea  Valentines Week Special!  February 9th to 14th  Choice Sirloin Steak (6tosoz)  and Lobster (&oZ.) 40.75  Lobster Tails  (16 oz.)  11.75  Above Includes- Chef's Salad    Galie Bread  Aoove memoes. Baked Poteto   choice Dressing  For Parties or Occasions  Phone:885-9761  885-3815  885-9811  This  This is Roger:   ,  He is in Grade 4  at school. No  other child in his  class is the same.  No other child  anywhere is  exactly the same.  Everyone  knows that no  two fingerprints  are the same  You can't tell by looking at him, but Roger,  has reading disabilities that require special  reading methods. Other children in Grade  4 at his school have special heeds too.  Joanne is partially deaf. Bob is slow to  grasp math. Tony is a new Canadian wHo  is just learning to speak English. May has  emotional problems caused by a troubled  home environment. Barbara reads at a.  Grade 9 level, although she isin Grade 4.  Her classmates show the usual range from  Grade 2 to Grade 8 reading ability! Dan  '  comes to school hungry.every morning  from a poverty-stricken home. Faye,has-  an eye co-ordination problem. John has a  mathematical mind;. Garry learns  very slowly.  Roger and Joanne and Bob and Tony  and May and Barbara and Dan arid  Faye and John and Garry, are not  peculiar. They are just examples of the  differences normally found among  children. It's normal for children (like  fingerprints) to be different.  Does it make sense to use the  same curriculum and the same  test for educating all these  children?  Q_Q_Q_Q_XX  z n [7. y\  Is this what the Ministry of  Education is planning?  wt-  "S<SVfc��>*  ws-  "%&f  mtims  ^u,m^  The B.C.. Teachers' Federation fav.ors an  education system that challenges children  to learn reading'and writing and other  skills to the best of each child's ability.  . .., but it rejects the idea of a single core  curriculum that ignores differences in  children: A single core curriculum also  neglects many important life skills.  Because such a curriculum is designed to  fit the mythical average child, it fits almost  no one. Reading courses are as basic a  need as shoes but no one would insist on  the.same ill-fitting average-sized shoe for  every child in B.C.  The B:C. Teachers' Federation supports  testing that helps to diagnose children's  needs and to find ways of helping them  learn, but it rejects province-wide tests that  ignore differences and make a mockery of  individualized learning.  .To prescribe that every child must reach a  set standard regardless of mental and  physical gifts or impairments, is a gross  violation of children's rights.  Such a strategy is comparable, to setting  the higfvjump bar at four feet and insisting  that all children jump it, knowing full well  .that'some, will never make it while others  will surpass Jive or even six feet.  Curriculum should be developed locally.  Tests should be made locally:  To ensure that children's individuality continues to be respected:  ��� Attend local curriculum meetings. (Contact  your local school for fimes.)  ��� Write to.the Ministry of Education.  - Parliament-Buildings, Victoria.  �����.Wnte��tp"'.'the,B;C:'.Teachers' Federation.  ��� Call or write your MLA and school trustees.  Published by  The British Columbia  Teachers'Federation,  105-2235 Burrard Street,  Vancouver, B.C. V6J 3H9  ^"vA'?^.!;^*', ;:',.'������*������'      -.���;������;   '        ���   ��� '..���''.  : "., 7? �� -:. ..���*  . .���.'.���'.���:���  ��� ,' ������        '������.-���:    . ���  i  :��. ���": w.v.'V.   .J i ��� CBC Radio  Coast News, Februarys, 1977.  .'���Pfet'er Grower  THE ANATOMY OF A LEGEND  Mention the name John Wayne  in any halfway-liberal B. C.  gathering and you'll likely draw  a chorus of cat-calls. Admittedly,  the man's politics are prehistoric  and his ill-chosen remarks anent  the Amchitka bomb-test ate still  remembered with outrage. They  threw him into general disfavour  with audiences in this part of the  world and since that time, his  films invariably do badly at local  box-offices. This is understandable but also a pity. For Duke  Wayne is the most durable star  in motion-picture history; the  quintessential Western hero and  this aspect of the man will be  remembered long after his reactionary views are forgotten.  'Wayne, by his own estimate,  has probably made more bad  movies than anyone else in the  business. During the Thirties  when his career was at its nadir,  he laboured in the salt-mines of  Hollywood, grinding out dozens  of quickie horse-operas for such  bottom-budget studios as Republic and Monogram. Many of  these films were of such wretched  quality that even the most-  desperate of late-late show producers would hesitate to re-run  them. It was not until 1939 that  Wayne got his first real break  when John Ford cast him as  Ringo Kid in the Western classic,  Stagecoach. From this point on,  his career took a definite upward-  swing. He still made his fair  share of pot-boilers for the major  studios were just as capable of  cranking out trash as the minors  but at least the budgets were  bigger. And every so often, he  made a film that could truly  qualify as great.  In the lengthy Wayne canon,  there are a goodly number of  such milestones, not all of them  Westerns. A couple of years after  Stagecoach, John Ford cast him  in the off-beat roll of a Norwegian  sailor in the gripping film based  on Eugene O'Neil's sea-plays  called The Long Voyage Home.  There were other fine films as  the years went by: The Spoilers;  Tall In The Saddle; Angel And  The Badman; the great Howard  Hawks- cattle-driving classic  Red River which introduced  Montgomery Clift; She Wore a  Yellow Ribbon; Sands of Iwo  Jima; The Quiet Man; The  Searchers; The High And The  Mighty; Rio Bravo; The Man Who  Shot liberty Valance -another,  great John Ford epic; Hondo;  The Longest Day and True Grit  in which Wayne, portraying ��� tiie  ornery one-eyed marshall Rooster  Cogburn, finally merited himself  an Academy Award for Best  Actor.  Duke Wayne has made a number of interesting and worthwhile  films since True Grit, including  a sequel to that movie. 1974's  The Cowboys, an underrated,  exceptional picture, ranks right  up there with tiie best of them.  But perhaps the finest effort of  Wayne's entire fifty-year career  is his latest film The Shootist.  In it, the veteran actor,.paunchy,  jowly and looking most of his  seventy-years, plays the last of  the legendary - gunfighters or  shootists, a hard, sad, lonely man  called J. B. Books. He plays it  to the hilt.  The theme of the man who has  outlived his time on a dying  frontier has been tackled before  in  movies  such  as  The  Wild  Bunch but it has never been dealt  with more effectively than here.  The film opens with a swift-  moving montage of clips from  earlier Wayne films, representing  Book's bullet-ridden career. This  is a somewhat risky gimmic but  it works well. The film-proper  opens in 1901 with the aging  Books riding alone across a stark  landscape in;the direction of  Carson City. His progress is  interrupted -briefly by a road-  agent who rises from ambush, demanding his money. Books dispatches the seedy hold-up man in  short-order. Age has not slowed  his gun-hand.  Carson City is a town in transition where old ways and new  mingle in the first year of a fresh  century. The reason for Books'  visit becomes apparent as he  makes his way through the busy  streets to the office of an old  doctor*friend, well-played by the  always-dependable James  Stewart. After an examination,  tiie doctor informs the gunfighter bluntly that he has terminal cancer and not more than  two months to live. He prescribes  him laudanum; advises Books to  take up lodgings in the town and  set his affairs in order. Shaken  by the grim news. Books finds  a room at a boarding-house run  by Lauren Bacall in the role of a  waspish but kind-hearted widow.  Initially, the widow takes an  active dislike of .her gruff-spoken,  gun-toting guest but when Books  reveals tiie truth of his condition  to her, she becomes sympathetic  and a touching relationship develops between them. A friendship also develops between the  widow's hero-worshipping son  and the doomed Books. Ron  Howard plays the boy and its  a far cry from his. role as Ricky  Cunningham on the T.V. series  Happy Days. His is surprisingly  convincing.  Apart from these relationships  however, Books is beset by  people who want only to exploit  his death. Everyone from the  town-undertaker to an old-mistress who wants him to marry her  so. she can peddle his memoirs  as his widow. And grimmer yet,  there are those who want to ex-  pidite his passing for the .sake  of glory or ancient grudges. Two  of the latter attempt to bushwhack him in his room one night  but Books puts paid to- both intruders in a brief, brutal exchange. This effectively drives  all the other tenants out of the  boarding-house.  So far, laudanum is keeping his  pain at bay but Books knows from  what the doctor has told him, that  it will not suffice to do so much  longer. He opts to die with dignity in the only manner he knows  rather than wait for his disease  to run its excruciating course.  With the help of the widow's  son and without her knowledge,  he arranges to meet with three  gunmen who aspire to outdraw  him. The final show-down takes  place in a deserted saloon with  only four combatants present and  is as grimly-realistic a shoot-out  as has ever been filmed. Books  takes out the three contenders,  one by one but is severely wounded in the process. He is then  shot in the back by the bartender  who is in turn gunned-down by  the widow's son who enters at  this point. With his dying eyes,  Books then sees the boy hurl the  pistol from him and knows that  he will not follow in his hero's  footsteps. The old West is dead.  If Wayne should never make  another film, The Shootist will  stand as perhaps his finest work;  a powerful, fitting climax to a  remarkable career. It is a truly  memorable motion-picture.  Books with  John  Faustmann  The Pioneer Years (1895-1914)  Barry Broadfoot has written  three books recently. It would be  more exact to say he compiled  them rather than wrote them, for  they are, finally, the transcribed  tapes of interviews he made.  Focusing on a particular period  in Canadian history, the author  records the experiences of people  who lived during that time. The  results so far have been excellent.  This most recent book is about  the settlement of the prairies at  the beginning of the century.  It contains the stories of the original immigrants who came to  homestead land in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Each  story is complete in itself. Some  are better than others, but all  of them give off a gritty realistic  taste of being a pioneer. Here's  a short'one to give you a quick  taste.  "I got to Lashburn and located  my quarter section. My boy and I  lined up stakes along the edge of  the quarter and I hitched up a  horse I had that was about 1,400  pounds and a mare about 1,000  pounds. I sunk the blade of my  hand plow in and I got them going  up that stake line and I went a  half a mile without a quiver.  Then I stopped and looked back  and there was my furrow, stretching away for half a mile, straight  as a gun barrel. The land was  black and rich and beautiful and  I knew I was in the greatest  country in the world."  That man was a farmer, and  knew what he was doing. Many  who came, seeking a change from  depressed     conditions,     knew  nothing about farming, or Canada. The railroad and government  propaganda designed to induce  settlement neglected to mention  a few tilings. They didn't mention the blizzards or the forty  below temperatures in '.winter,  or the prairie fires in the summer,  or the mosquitoes, that ate anyone left over. So they arrived,,  seeking a new. life. One woman  writes about arriving from England, as a little girl. Her parents  didn't know much about Canada.  They knew it was cold, though,  even in July.  "...when we were getting near  Halifax my mother said 'Come,  children, we've got to go and  dress for Canada now.' And  there we were oh deck as the ship  docked, with warm wollen  dresses on, heavy coats fur  trimmed, and we had gloves and  warm stockings on, and it was  about 85 degrees, a boiling hot  day. When we walked in the  streets everybody looked at us  as ifwe were crazy.'*  These pages crackle with the  life of those times. One fellow  tells about getting lost in a bliz-.  zard. One tells about selling  buffalo bones by the ton, collecting them from the plains they  littered white. One tells of fires  that wiped out his homestead.  One grew three crops of excellent  wheat, just to lose it every harvest  time, to hail, or grasshoppers, or  heat.- One played in a local  band, one remembers the snow in  1907, when forty thousand cattle  died, and one built the local  school,   v  "So that summer I built the  schqolhouse and I did it for the  price of 135 dollars, which was  what I said I'd do it for. I posted  the notices about the school district and then about the tenders,  and then I submitted my bid and  won it and built the school, and  then they hired Miss Delougheri  as teacher. I was 20 but still  didn't have much of an education,  it being on the. prairies in those  days, so that fall I went to school.  At the age of 20,1 took my lessons  in the school that I built."  They worked hard, all tiie time,  to make something of themselves.  They didn't stand for much non  sense.  The remittance men, the  bachelors in their tiny shacks,  showed up for dances in white  tie and tails.   Some people built  fine houses, kept servants, and  transported life whole from England.   They chased coyotes instead of foxes, and dressed for  dinner. These didn't last long.  ;, The prairies soon weeded them  out, leaving 7tiie toughest, those  that could survive and endure.  Now these people have grown  old.   Their h>es have been witness to unimaginable changes.  They can recall riding the hills  in their 'democrat' buggies, or  training wild horses, or baking  bread for the'first time.   Their  voices are clear and strong as  they come off tiie pages, talking  of a world we'Q never .see again.  It's not like ft used to be, that's  for sure.  And the way they talk  makes their youth seem a brighter,, freer time than now.  Things  seemed to mean more.   Money  did, anyway. Here's a man who  made some money from his  wheat.  "Oh, I was'rich. I was in  clover. In those . days dollars  was worth a lot. Dollars are  nothing now like they were then.  Dollars are like nickels now."  The art of tiie book lies in the  collecting and the placement, of  the stories, rather than the creation of them. Barry Broadfoot  has chosen a good subject, and  the people he interviewed bring  it to life. He paces the narrative  by dividing the stories into sections, and he saves some of the  best ones for the finish. Other  than this, he does very little. The  people speak for themselves, and  it is to them tiie book belongs. It  is a fine book; a tribute to the  people in it, and to the man who  put it together, u s  One last story from the book  tells about one man and the  prairie he discovered. Riding the  CPR out west, he got off the train  when his rear end hurt so much  he couldn't take it any more. In  a bar he met an old trapper, who  convinced him there was big  money in trapping wolves for  pelts. Outfitting himself for his  new profession, he set off.  "I spent all summer out there.  Rode hundreds of miles,  slept  under the stars, lived on prairie  chicken and rabbit and slough  ducks.   I got an antelope with a  very, very lucky shot once, and I  trapped and tracked and worked  like a dog and you know what?  I never saw a single wolf. I never  smelled a single wolf.    I never  trapped, poisoned, or shot a single wolf - and what is more, I  never even heard a single wolf  howl.   I could have got coyotes  but I thought they we're worthless, so I just spent my time  riding that whole country.    I'd  see Indians sometimes and stop  at a ranch here and there, got  some grub from them, and when  I rode into Maple Creek in September I didn't have a single  pelt. Not nary a damned one and  I didn't care.    You know why?  I had the best life any young lad  could  have  had,  the   life   you  read about in books, at home, in  school, Scotland, and it was a  wonderful country.  It got so, I didn't want to kill  a wolf. I almost felt they were  like me, wild and free. Let her  buck, cowboy!"  Let Broadfoot introduce you to  the people in his book. They're  fine.  The largest population of  timber wolves remaining in the  United States (excluding Alaska)  lives in northern Minnesota.  Featuring:  A    Field    Guide to  Western Birds  in Paperback.  *6.95  ndp bookstore  Next to Sears in Gibsons Harbour area 886-7744  J   COZY CORNER CAMERAS I  ���'    '  '     ' '   '    '   .'   ;      .                           .  ���  ' t  . JJ3L^JS���/ PENTAXV *���������  U    CAMERA  3         AND  1   DARKRM.  BSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSV^^^^BSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS^BSSSSS  1   SUPPLIES  1   886-7822  +          FREE 126 Outfit  With every $50.00  Purchase.  Fans of Greek singing star  Nana Mouskouri have a date with  CBC radio this Sunda* at 5:05  p.m. when Special Occasion presents a two hour concert recorded  last April in Toronto's Massey  Hall. Music has been important  in Nana Mouskouri's life since  she was very young. Before she  could read or write her parents  gave her singing and piano lessons and later enrolled her at the  Conservatoire Hellenique in  Athens, where she studied for  8 years with her sights set on an  operatic career.  Then she heard jazz for the first  time.  "After that," she recalls, "I  listened to every jazz program I  could find, in fact, I learned to  sing jazz in English before I  did in Greek. I continued my  studies for my parent's sake, but  I knew where I was going. One  day I took part in a jazz contest  and won. When my teacher,  Professor George, Dzouenas  heard about it, he went into a  rage and had me expelled from  the conservatory. I had no option  but to continue singing jazz, and  managed to get a full time job  with an orchestra. That's how it  all started."  In 1959 she won first prize in  a festival in Athens and rose  quickly to stardom in Greece.  Later she moved to Paris to continue her career and in 1963  appeared with Harry Belafonte  on a TV show there. He was so  impressed he signed her up and  she made many North American  tours with him. Encouraged by  the success she began touring  on her own, drawing rave reviews. Popularity hasn't changed  her, she still scorns the trappings  of glamour, comes on stage in  a simple gown and sings from  the heart, hauntingly or passionately,.creating a close bond with  her audience.  Backed by seven musicians,  the Athenians, Miss Mouskouri  sings in English, Greek, French  and Spanish, including an aria  from Bellini's Norma and finishes  with a moving cappella interpretation of Amazing Grace.  7 Back in Athens, Professor  Dzouenas who was so disgusted  in her interest in jazz, now has  a singing school of his own which  includes jazz and folksongs in  Qveupucriculum Tand, yes you're  right ��� a picture of Nana Mouskouri at the entrance! _  Wednesday February 9  Wednesday Report: 8:04 p.m.  New satiric comedy brainchild  of Ken Finkleman.  Mostly Musks: 10:20 p.m. Festival Singers of Canada, Robert  Bell, organ. Hassler, Schultz,  Healey.  Nightcap:     11:20 p.m.   Actress  Tedde    Moore    interviews    her  father Mavor Moore about the  early days of Canadian Theatre.  Robert Morley talks to his son  Sheridan about acting and  his  other   interests.      Oblomov   by  Ivan Goncharov, Part 13.  Thursday February 10  Playhouse:   8:04 p.m. Frank by  Laurence Gough.  Jazz Radio-Canada:    8:30 p.m.  Nimmons 'n' Nine Plus Six.  The  Tommy Banks Orchestra.  Mostly    Music:        10:20   p.m.  Toronto Symphony Pops Concert.  William Tell Overture, Rossini;  Die       Fledermaus,       Czardas,  Strauss; Light Cavalry Overture,  von  Suppe;   Finale  from   Symphony No 45, Hadyn.  Nightcap:   11:20 p.m. American  novelist John  Updike discusses  sex in writing.    Oblomov, Part  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons 896-2812  14.  Friday February 11  Country Road:   8:30 p.m. Jeanie  C. Riley - taped in Nashville.  Mostly    Music:        10:20    p.m.  Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra,  Gyorgy Sandor,  piano,  Egmont  Overture,   and   Concert   No   5,  (emperor), Beethoven.  Nightcap:   11:20 p.m. Interview  with    David    Fanshawe    about  African   tribal   music   and   his  album African Sanctus.  Saturday February 12  Update:   8:30 a.m. Round-up of  B. C. happenings.  Quirks and Quarks:   12:10 p.m.  Science   Magazine   with   David  Suzuki.  Hot Air: 1:30 p.m. Beryl Booker  and Dorothy Donegan, pianist-  vocalists.  Metropolitan Opera: 2:00 p.m.  Salome, Richard Strauss.  CBC Stage: 7:05 p.m. S135  a Week by Edith Anderson.  Music West: 8:05 p.m. Part I.  Piano recital by Diedre Irons,  Schumann and Ravel. Part II.  Festival Players' of Canada,  Bloch, Taneev.  Between Ourselves: 9:05 p.m.  The Newcomers record the experiences of city folk moving out  to the country, prepared by Larry  Glover.  Anthology:    10:05 p.m. Kildare  Dobbs book review. My Mother's  Luck,    short   story    by   Helen  Weinzweig.     Garrison,   a  new  poem by Tom Way man.  Music from die Shows:     11:05  p.m. The spectaculars.  Sunday February 13  Ideas:     4:05 p.m.  Four  Roads  to Atlantis, since Plato's account  of Atlantis,   some   2000  books  have been written about it, how  come   so   much   interest   in   a  legend?  Special Occasion: 5:05 p.m. Nana  Mouskouri in concert from  Massey Hall.  Symphony Hall: 7:05 p.m.  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Christoph Eschenbach, piano.  Concerto No 21, Mozart; Symphony, No 7, Beethoven, Variations Hawkins.  Concern:   9:05 p.m. Stateless in  South   Africa,    implications   of  South Africa's creation  of enclaves such as the Transkei for  black South Africans.  Monday February 14  Great.   Canadian    Gold    Rush:  8:30 p.m. Rock band Heart.  Mostly Musk:  10:20 p.m. Stratford Festival Chamber Ensemble,  Hadyn, Milhaud, Mozart.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Films.  Tuesday February 15  Mostly    Music:        10:20    p.m.  National Arts Centre Orchestra,  Mireille Lagace, organ.   Dvorak,  Handel, Kodaly.  Nightcap:    11:20 p.m. The Art  World.  A week for dramas  The Twilight Theatre presents  two films again this week of  markedly different "background  and type.  On Thursday, Friday and  Saturday, February 10-12th,  "The Ode to Billy Joe" will be  featured. The story of Billy Joe  McAllister, the boy who jumped  off the Tallahatchie Bridge, was  first told in the song hit by Bobby  Gentry nine years ago. The continuing mystery of the muddy  waters that brought an end to  Billy Joe's romance with Bobbie  Lee Hartley is now illuminated  in a touching and astonishing  motion picture.  Permission to film the narrative behind her haunting ballad  was granted by Miss Gentry to  Max Baer, the young film-maker  who took a Hollywood crew to  the heart of the Delta to bring to  life a legend on the spot where  it happened. The film is a Warner Brothers release.  In contrast to this contemporary drama of young love is the  "The Trials of Oscar Wilde",  starring Peter Finch and James  Mason. The film details the  downfall of the arrogant and  flambuoyant Oscar Wilde, the  turn of the century playwright  who was the literary lion of  London in the 1890's until an ill-  advised libel suit brought into the  open the perversity of his personal tastes and led to his tragic  end and the ruination of a career  which had promised much brilliance.  The Wilde film will be shown  locally on Sunday, Monday and  Tuesday, February 13-15. Both  films are rated as suitable for  mature audiences.  J.  OdeTo  B&fyJoe  A love story that's joyous, funny and  so touching you will never forget it.  Thurs. Fri. Sat.  Feb. 10,11,12.  Occasional Nudity  and  Course Language.  Mature  The Trials of  <  HB!  In Techitiratna'Tfftitiirttlfir and starririQ  PETER JAMES  FINCH o MASON  Sun. Mon. Tue.  Feb. 13,14,15.  Mature  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Gibsons  886-2827  Opening Soon!  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Thanks to Dick Blakeman and  Ernie Fossett for the calling of  the games, and also to Ron Oram  for his personal advice and help.  There was one misleading statement made to the effect that we  would only be operating a bingo  in Gibsons until Roberts Creek  opened up in April. Where this  idea came from is beyond my  comprehension as I took out a  permit for one year which allows  us to have bingo weekly, 52 weeks  in the year and the permit is up  on our bulletin board for all to  see. It was effective on December  10, 1976 and goes to December  9th. 1977.  If the people from Roberts  Creek do not wish to patronize  us that is their perogative. They  would be made welcome anytime  they wished to attend, but we do  not want to take them away from  their own Bingo games to support  us as that is not our way of doing  business. We would like to  assure all people on the peninsula  that we are not out to make  money just for the pleasure of  making it, but we have a new hall  and quite a lot of expense to  keep it up. There is light and  heat, plus insurance and maintenance, and we have to try and  raise the money for these necessi  ties somehow, and bingo games  are one way of raising the money  to help out. We are cutting  expenses down as much as we  can, thanks to a few volunteer  helpers and to these helpers I  extend my grateful thanks for  the wonderful job they are doing.  I would like to thank all the  volunteers who stayed behind  after the carpet bowling on Wednesday and helped set up for the  bingo on Thursday. It was a good  job well done.  Don't forget Saturday, February 12th is the Valentine Dinner  at 6:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion. I am sorry to say  that all the tickets for this event  are sold.  Carpet bowling dropped a  couple of percentage points on  Wednesday, I guess the members  were not over Dick Olivers  Birthday party yet. Our membership is still steadily growing as  Vic Echstein signed up some  more new members on Wednesday and to these new members  we all say welcome to Harmony  #38.  Our treasurer Irene Bushfield  was kept busy on Thursday  nights bingo and seemed to be  enjoying every minute of it. I  don't know how we would manage without her.  Eva Oliver and Vi Lynds did  a wonderful job in the coffee  bar,   they  had plenty  of food,  Happy Horizons  "Hit the Deck" was the order  of the day at the Elphinstone  New Horizons when the able-  bodied and young-of-heart  seniors began their activities with  group dancing under the command of Skipper Jack Whittaker.  Three steps back, turn around-  three steps forward, etc. had the  deckhands in a state of confusion,  but all' survived the smoke of  the battle and came out unscathed. It is the intention to  continue these ice-breaking  manoeuvres and hope that more  of the on-lookers will be tempted  into joining the inner circle and  enjoy the fun.  The origin of St. Valentine's  Day is traced by many authorities  to a boisterous pagan lovers  feast "The Supercalia" which  fell on February 15th. Later it  coincided with the February  14th feast to St. Valentine. He,  a bishop of Rome, noted for his  Christian zeal and acts of kindness, was martyred in 270 A.D.  by Emperor Claudius.   Our cele  bration won't be the drunken  orgy of "Supercilia"; rather,  the spirit of St. Valentine will  visit the Roberts Creek Community Hall and provide the setting for the afternoon fun. It  will begin with dancing and end  on a musical note with songs,  and hopefully, some community  singing. So "On with the dance  and let joy be unconfined".  For the historical department,  a photo album has been provided  to preserve the various New  Horizons activities in picture  form, so that at some future  time members can look back to  the 1977 snaps of their young  lives. And that's not kidding  either, for "trie last Coast News  pictured Mr. Tom Fyles still in  the prime of life cutting his 90th  birthday cake and still hiking  the trails. He started this training  early in life as a letter carrier  in Vancouver delivering to our  home; must be back in 1918.  May we all join in with "Happy  Birthday" to you Toml  Boy Scouts Week  The week of February 20th-  27th is, internationally, Scout and  Guide Week. The Sunshine  Coast District Boy Scouts Association, in conjuction with the  Brownies and Girl Scouts, will  mark the occasion by holding an  area wide Beer Bottle Drive. The  proceeds of the drive will go to  the Variety Club Telethon for the  aid of retarded children in B. C.  All the scouts and girl guide  groups on the Sunshine Coast  are earnestly seeking public donations and beer bottles. Collection boxes for cash donations  will be at the following locations:  A.C. Rentals; Gulf Gas Station;  Ron Fearn, Egmont Elementary  School; Madeira Park Shopping  Centre;   Taylor's    Garden    Bay  Store; Jack Vanderpoll, 883-9062;  Don Chappell, 885-9754; George  Gibb, 886-7829; Sunnycrest Shopping Centre; Ron Sim, 885-2351;  Joyce Kolibas, 885-3657; Sechelt  Liquor Store; and the Trail Bay  Mall.  Jack Vanderpoll, Group Committee Chairman of the Pender  Harbour Scouts, is in charge of  the operation.  On February 12th, 1977, all  donations and beer bottles will  be collected for the final donation  on television. The public is invited to watch the telethon broadcast on February 20th, 1977,  where representatives of all the  scouts, cubs, guides, and brownies will be on hand to make the  donation.  SCHOOL DISTRICT #46 (SECHELT)  The trustees of Rural Area "B" and Gibsons Village  will be present at Elphinstone Secondary School on  Thursday, February 17th, 1977, commencing at  8:00 p.m. until approximately 10:00 p.m. to discuss  with any member of the community any concern  relating to school district policies.  These discussions will be in a relaxed, informal  basis.  SECHELT  I    UPHOLSTERY  . S  .V .V  .V ��  :���:: Living room furniture a specialty. :���:���  g        A fine line of samples brought to your home >::  *! at no obligation. :�����  ��� ��� ���  j�� H.AUBIN $  ig Apprenticed Journeyman with ���:���:  %\ 30 years experience. ���:���:  soft drinks and snacks, bingo  chips, etc., to sell and they didn't  have much left. Thanks ladies  for the wonderful joy you did, I  certainly appreciate your effort.  I would like also to thank the  men who showed up on Thursday  to spread the gravel on the parking area. It sure made a wonderful difference and made the  parking area quite presentable,  we don't have to pick our way  through the mud anymore.  Thanks to all who attended our  first bingo and congratulations to  all the winners. I am sorry you  couldn't all win but I will pass the  buck and blame it on the callers.  They can take it, they both did a  wonderful job, loud and clear,  and I thank them for it.  Thanks to ex-alderman Kurt  Hoehne for fixing up the P.A.  system for us, it really worked  beautifully, Kurt. I will give  you all my business if I ever  need you.  Don't forget  we   are   having  bingo again next Thursday, same'  time, same place and would be  pleased to see you all again.  Well folks, believe it or not  but I am writing this at 3:30 in  the morning. I just couldn't get  to sleep last night, so I decided  to get up and have a cup of tea  and write this column. Hope to  see you all at the bingo next  Thursday.  Opera star comes home  WILSON CREEK ACTIVITIES  Elementary School Students:  Tumbling/Gymnastics Class,  Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. Scout  Hall.  Teenagers: Tumbling/Gymnastics Class, Wednesday, 5:00  p.m. Scout Hall.  Dance Class - Aerobic and  Interpretive, Wednesday, 6:15  p.m. Community Hall.  Girls' Self-Improvement Class  Wednesday* 7:30 p.m. Community Hall.  Yoga Exercises - Fridays 4:00  p.m. Community Hall.  Adults: Aerobic Dance/Exercise  Class, Mondays, 10:00 a.m. and  Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. Community  Hall.  Hikes with Ellen Burg, meet  Tuesdays 9:45 a.m. Community  Hall.  Yoga Exercise Class - Fridays  10:00 a.m. Community Hall.  Everyone: Sunday Hikes-  Meet Sunday, 1:30 p.m. outside  Community Hall.  Soccer - Sundays 1:00 p.m.  Soccer field of Davis Bay Elementary School.  All classes are FUN and FREE!  Call 885-3651 for details.  Za&��rJ27f&MP&  ELSON'S GLASS  ALUMINUM WINDOWS  AUTO GLASS       TABLE TOPS  MIRRORS FRAMED AND CUT TO SIZE  HIGHWAY101 and PRATT ROAD  886-7359  %  The winning ticket in the Lions  Club's weekly 400 Club draw  was held this week by T. R.  Godfrey of Gibsons. It was drawn  by Hilda Girard.  Peninsula residents will be  favored soon with an outstanding  musical evening when Miss Lyn  Vernon, daughter of Mr. and  Mrs. R. W. Vernon, of Gibsons,  will appear in concert in Elphinstone High School on Saturday,  March 5th at 8:00 p.m. Miss  Vernon returns briefly to Gibsons  after travelling in various parts of  the world in different operatic  roles. Currently the' leading  mezzo-soprano with the Zurich  Opera, Lyn was born in Gibsons  and has recently been reported to  be better known in European  opera circles than on this side of  the Atlantic. Old friends and  school acquaintances on the Sunshine Coast will be extending  the operatic singer a warm welcome. Lyn had graduated from  Elphinstone School in 1962 and  then attended U.B.C. School of  Music.  The  rise  to  operatic  heights  must have entailed much hard  work, practice and training for  Miss Lyn Vernon. In 1968 Lyn  left home to study at the Zurich  International Opera centre in  Switzerland for one year. Pre-  viosly she had performed with the  B. C. Opera Company and had  studied with the Vancouver  Opera Association in its B. C.  Opera Ensemble. While studying  -in the music faculty at the University of B. C. Miss Vernon had  switched from piano to voice.  Her professional career has  included work with the Ambro-  sian Singers in London, England,  Stravinsky's Les Noces at Co-  vent Garden, a Monteverdi  concert at Royal Albert Hall,  Carmen in Palermo and concert  work with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.  For tickets and information call  Lloyd Yorkston at 886-7143 or  Ted Dinsley at 886-7487.  need skilled labour ?  Garden club begins its year  Len Fern       Area Manager  Even in the face of high rates of unemployment, jobs go unfilled for want of  qualified labour.  Some of these jobs could, be filled by  trainees. To encourage this, Canada  Manpower can assist employers to develop  training programs and will share in wages  and training costs. These programs are  designed to take part of the cost pressure  off employers who are prepared to train  new workers, including apprentices.  There are also training programs to  encourage employers who will retrain and  upgrade existing staff to prepare them for  promotion and to achieve higher production levels.  To enquire about the Industrial Training  Program please contact: Jack Rom at  886-7347 evenings.  The Sechelt Garden Club began  its year with the installation of  the officers. Mr. F. Read, Honorary President officiated and declared the following as duly  elected: Jack MacLeod President; Henry Brown Vice-president; Lou Wilson Secretary;  and Directors: Eric Huskins,  Vivian Reeves, Bill Cormack, and  Nancy Read. Committee Chairmen are: Molly Almond Social;  Sue Chanier Bulletin; Helen  Pierce Membership; Eric Wilson  Show manager; Mary Beynon  Librarian, and Jack MacLeod  Publicity.  Reports from committees indicated that 1976 was a successful  year.      Membership   increased  significantly, quality and quantity  of exhibits in the 3 flower shows  were noted, the monthly meetings devoted more time to the  presentation of gardening tips.  At the Garden Club shows ���?:  judges from the B. C. Council of  Garden Clubs complimented the  exhibitors on their entries. Mrs.  Ann Martins, owner of Ann Lynn  Florists, Sechelt, judged the competition in the Arrangement  Section.  The club last year purchased  two new plaques to honor Mrs.  Janet Allan and Mr. Frank Read,  founders ofthe club. Ena Harrold  of Roberts Creek won both  trophies. Sechelt Garden Club  will be represented at the annual  convention of Garden Clubs next  March.  Under the auspices of the club  a Junior Garden section was  started in Sechelt school. Members planted a garden in their  parents yard, and top honours  went to Susan McKibben and  Kelly Reeves.  why not grow your own  i*  Canada  Manpower  Centre  Manpower and  Immigration  1243 Wharf St.  Sechelt  885-2722  SCHOOL DISTRICT #46 (SECHELT)  The regular school board meeting scheduled for  Thursday, February 10th, 1977, will be held in the  Pender Harbour Secondary School commencing at  7:30 p.m. Educational presentations will be given  by the staffs of Madeira Park Elementary and  Pender Harbour Secondary Schools. All interested  members of the public are welcome to attend.  wh i:\ it com i:s  TO 111 ItXIMJ  ���t;s* on.  THE PI^ACE TO  STAItT ISUIIII  VOI It Oil.  Ill ICMTC  The  Beckett  Oil  Burner  is the  leader in  its field.  It extracts the  maximum    amount  ot   heat   possible  from  each  drop  of oil, and il  can be installed  in  any existing ,  boiler or furnace��� 1  gas or oil powered I  ��� at extremely I  low  cost.   Beckett       "  installations   in  thousands of  homes  have   resulted   in   fuel  savings  in   excess  of  15  percent.   Instrument   tests  can  be  taken of your  present   heating  unit  to  determine how much  your   fuel  consumption  can  be   -educed at  no cost, no   obligation.  We want to sell our  customers less oil.  Call us today.  v.  g    FREE ESTIMATES CALL 885-9575  W.V  THOMAS HEATING  SUNSHINE COAST DISTRIBUTOR:  CALL NOW 886-7111  13 years experience    Serving the Coast since 1967  Chargex ��� Mastercharge  FOI LED  .. by your Chequing Aeeount ?  Why stay 'fenced in' when you can invest in our advantages?  WE OFFER:  it  71/2% interest on your lowest monthly  balance.  it Those over 55 years of age receive  interest monthly.  it   Free "personalized'/ cheques.  it   Monthly   statements   and   cancelled  cheques.  Open an account and begin to touche.  Sunshine Coast Credit Union  BOX 375, COWRIE STREET, SECHELT, B.C. VON 3A0 '  ���    ''  TELEPHONE 885-3255  i  >>  \  ^ Coast News, February 8,1977.
SD 46 Cross-country meet
School District #46 staged its
first district-wide cross-country
meet on Friday, February '4th
at the Recreational grounds in
Roberts Creek and the event
saw more than one -hundred and
fifty of the young people of the
area competing. There were
classes of competition: Primary;
Tykes; Pee Wee; and Bantam and
it would appear that Gibsons
Elementary School captured most
of the honours on this first
The Primary boys winner was
S. Holecka of Gibsons, followed
by Jimmy  Fretwell  of Roberts
Creek and J. Rottluff of Gibsons.
Becky Sem of Gibsons won the
Primary Girls event over Tracy
Rezansoff of Gibsons and Cynthia
Wickwire of Madeira Park.
In the Tykes division the boys'
winner was Brad Krintila of Gibsons with P. Bennett of Roberts
Creek second and George Ballis
of Gibsons third. The winner of
the girl Tykes was Sonya Valencia
of Gibsons, with Sasha Stout and
Felina Owen, both, of Gibsons,
second and third respectively.
Vince Kushner of Gibsons was
the winner for the Pee Wee boys,
with Lance Toth of Madeira Park
second and Randy McLean of
Gibsons third. Gibsons swept all
three top spots in the Pee Wee
girl division, with Hanna Jonas
the winner followed by Renee
Michaud and Kirsten Storvold.
Sechelt got its only victory in
the Bantam boys division when
Tent Dixon came in ahead of
John Kitson of Gibsons and Yvan
Cadorette of Roberts Creek, while
in the Bantam girls division
Langdale scored a victory when
Christine Campbell came in first
ahead of Dana Vosch of Madeira
Park and Sharon Enovoldson of
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Our Speciality: Cutting and blow-drying
tints and perms.
Anyone, wishing to make appointments with
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Curling teams from Powell River, Sechelt and Gibsons took part in a recent bonspiel
Entries in the first annual
mixed bonspiel have been so
encouraging that the bonspiel
committee has decided to expand
the entry list from 32 to 40 rinks.
Twenty-one visiting rinks have
entered, and the weekend of
February 18, 19, 20 looks like
a very active one for all members of the local club. It is
hoped that those who are  not
curling will volunteer their services in other areas to help make
it a successful bonspiel. Prizes
with a total value of $1,000 will
be awarded after the final draws
on Sunday.
The ladies bonspiel scheduled
for February 14, IS, 16, appears
to be in trouble. Entries have-
been coming in very slowly, and
at last report the organizers were
afraid they wouldn't be able to
get it off the ground.
Paul Gauci won the usual
draw at the club last week, and
very kindly turned his prize
back to be drawn again. Thanks
for the club spirit, Paul 1
The Krintilla and Pajak rinks
travelled to Hope last weekend
to bonspiel and finished one game
away from the prizes. We are
very grateful to these ambassadors who travel around the province and help to put the Gibsons
Winter Club on the map.
The  goalie   almost  scored!      George
Wood, goalie for NHL Oldtimers heads
back up ice towards his own goal after
a rink length rush. The Oldtimers
beat Sechelt All-Stars 14-6 in a very
entertaining game.
Strikes and spares
3 Last Sunday Freeman Reynolds
took in the Tournament Masters
second 8 game block at Middle-
gate Lanes and Gail and I took in
the - Master Instructors first 8
game block split between Old
Orchard and Digney Lanes. We
didn't fare too well as we had
head pin problems, however its
a good tournament and we enjoyed the company of 178 nutty
bowlers. Freeman had head pin
trouble too but the Masters bowl
four 8 game blocks and take the.
best three so it isn't too disas-
terous and he still has a chance
to pull it out.
Jim Skinner has been trying
for a 300 game all year and
finally made it in the Legion
League with a nice 356 single.
Sandy Lemky rolled a 341 single
and Lee Larson had a 316 single
in the Tuesday Coffee League,
Vic Marteduue rolled a 318 single
in the Gibsons 'A' League and
Freeman Reynolds had a 308
single in the Ball & Chain League.
In the Classic League Freeman
was high man with 302 and 320
singles and 1134 for four. In the
same league Ralph Roth rolled a
321 single and Larry Braun a
337 single and 1047 for four.
Paddy Richardson was high
lady for the week bowling games
of 290-278, and 265 for a triple
of 833. Good games all!
Have some
news ?
The Sunshine Coast News
welcomes social, church, and
entertainment news and announcements for clubs, lodges,
hospital groups, and service
Remember the deadline for
announcements and press releases is Saturday noon. Mail
items to P.O. Box460, Gibsons.
Highest Games of the Week:
Classic:     Kathy Clark 240-905,
Ken Skytte 299-960, Larry Braun
337-1047, Freeman Reynolds 320-
1134.    Tuesday Coffee:    Sandy
Storvold 226-608,  Sandy Lemky
341-719. Swingers: Belle Wilson
206-510,    Flo   Gough    191-514,
Alice   Smith    231-529,    Charlie
Strom 215-432,  Art Smith 210-
558, Fred Mason 229-560.   Gibsons 'A': Phyllis Gurney 248-678,
Paddy Richardson 290-833, Mel
delos Santos 288-660, Vic Marteddu    318-737. Wednesday
Coffee:    Betty Holland 213-624,
Nora  Solinsky  235-644,   Bonnie
McConnell 267-673. Ball & Chain
Donnie Redshaw 286-682, Carole
Skytte   262-726,   Freeman   Reynolds 308-701, Ken Skytte 281-
704, Al Lovrich 254-736.    Phuntastique: Sharon Kraus 288-618,
Bob    Stirling    244-673,    Bruce
Gamble    266-677,    High    Inglis
253-677. Legion: Jeanette Maerz
268-695,   .. Freeman     Reynolds
285-748,   Jim   Skinner   356-786.
Y.B.C. Bantams:   Tracey Skytte
186-350,   Joanne   Seward   190-
369,    Andy    Solinsky    209-373.
Juniors:    Leanna Lynn 230-508,
Rick       Buckmaster       240-600.
Seniors: Louse MacKay 254-647,
Jeff Mulcaster 252-691.
Also a rare happening in the
Ball & Chain League as Virginia
Reynolds    bowled    3    identical .
games of 206.     That's  consis-
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Mastercharge • Chargex ?���  ���^x       S  #V   By Gibsons Alternate School  :-:'., T ? f"j. Mi��  developed for  public access  or  left  in their natural condition?  /���*  ->���  '*3^  ;ou!<3  3J  CHARLIE WYTON  "Kept in a natural state  I'd say. As soon as you get  access trails it isn't long  before it's over-run by  people and then you get  garbage and everything  else."  ���*~m  ENA HARROLD  m  "I think in a natural  state. I hope they don't  ruin our lovely recreation  park up there. I mean it's  lovely just as a recreation  place. I mean just the hiking  and that sort of thing."  ZX  MR.BIRNBAUM  "Well, I think all public  parks should have access of  sorts. I'm definitely against  something like Smugglers  Cove where there is no  access to the large park area  that is not taken advantage  of by the sailors. I think  that ail parks should at least  have some access to them.''  GORDON BERARDUCCI  "Well as a parent I believe  public parks should have  access for use by the family's  that use the park and I think  people should be able to get  in and out of them more  reasonably! You know without having to climb over and  through trees. Parks in their  natural environment are  great but I think the kind that  you are referring to, in a  small community, should be  accessable."  >    i'i   !'" If?1  * '��� ft m  iJ'VHS 'ii'i  lii ,!��'�����  jCS'P  Sensed  msinj*     Ray    Boothroyd  ar% ������-���  in;;  "hi  This wcjl: ;  the uses r.{;.'���'���:  the aquarn:;-;  helping kc-ei.- y  of debris ������r; 7-  on the side- c  Onc<; ;in .,-���:-.  establhhe..,  posits of dm :  dying vr^\.v  pi' your aq/..'--  wili nci f.-ic, ;������  less thev h.--.  fuIflcAv." Th-- :  bush the :i;;'r  and c^r;.<���;���:: ���..;��� ���.  fereru iyp<:.   ���-.  them by ihe7  is  CoT-vvior:*-;.  like t.->':o-.:;t : :���  bits of food th--  will push irvo -,  i.��if .,.���  detritus  the wats".  Ne.f- -ac  have   ;.t   fi;  has   ;k!!-:  Co^  Mrs. C.-jv"  Dear Ant: ':���  My pnv-  compiex. ''.  love ^heu:  ment {.���:::������ .  myse:;7 ���������  i made a 7; v  tended :������-.-  would hap;:-  to each ;:-ch-  him ;.-r.d -:.  else. v-.',;;  stiii picxn:  to gr;-f.--.v'-.:-'-  corre'.i .'::;���  Dear Mrs. '  Firs'. 7:  Award fo;-  thcre she: I  other woi^r  route.   Won  ���\etr��i's  uT-av7,  ���.���:.. has  ;;:��� hide  snout  ���-  clean  gravel  ���.-(."it'js  ���-.von:)  eio-ATi  = M of  5s.'.iai!v  c lil tic  ,n;x( at  :���' and  ������ clear  V Hoi;  '.i^itt  md  sv.  ���es t  ....... **  ta  ing habits.  These fish and many more are  all good for keeping the bottom  of the aquarium clean and fresh  looking.  For the sides of the aquarium  you wiJl want a fish that likes  algae. The small Tooth Carps  (guppies, swords, platies), all  clean up a little algae. The big  cleaners are as follows: The  Suckermouth catfish or Armoured  catfish. These fish range in size  from the two inch Otocinclus up  to tiie one foot Pluto. The small  suckers are good to keep algae  off the plants, but the bigger  suckers are what is needed to  keep algae off the glass.  The Flying Fox and Chinese  or Indian algae eaters are good  glass and plant cleaners when  they are young, but when they  get to three to four inches they  seem to eat more of the conventional fish foods than algae.  These are just a few of the many  fish that will help keep your glass  clear of algae.  ANN NAPIER  Mrs. S. writes:  I am separated from my husband. We are still close friends, -  We date others and we travel in  different circles. When we  '..lisnee to meet, how should I introduce him -- as my husband, ex-  husband or what?  Dear Mrs. S.  I would suggest by his  (?ame as any other friend ��� all  else implies possesion.  ���no 8  ours. 11:30arn- 9:00 pm  :������'.. 11:30 am-10:00 pm.  :30to8:30  :>ndays  fi  ect  on  desirability.  their mare. '"  the harder tc  doctor, <.sr  miglu be b.\.  many books,  been a bests  \ [R ANT 886-8015 Gibsons  ������.     r. *. /  a i. ���>!   A     Suinn crest Shopping Centre  i in Tiers  -  deliciously  prepared  ;-:;isese style.  ��� nge of Light?  ADDING AN OUTLET, I  .' T ONE OF THE MOST  7  P��rtTN5ULA.  r.Ai  ALL R. SIMPKINS  YOUR   FREE ESTIMATE  Recycling  I guess most people don't  realize how many different kinds  of products are made from recycled paper. Actually, all  sorts of items that we normally  take for granted could contain  recycled fibres. Cheques, greeting cards, stationery, mimeo  and copying papers, school  exercise books, wrapping papers,  to name just a few. In fact,  something everyone can do as  an individual to encourage recycling is to look for the notation  "contains recycled fibre" on any  paper they purchase. For example, I bought some envelopes  from the Books and Stationery  store in Sechelt last week which  had this notation on the wrapper.  ftAlso, that peculiar grey box  paper that soap, cereal, shoes,  dresses, pants, beer and pop  all come in, is another typical  product which contains large  quantites of recycled fibres.  There are lots of other common  examples too. Corrugated boxes  (cardboard) is one. Others are  insulation paper, roofing paper,  sound-absorbing materials, even  kitchen and sanitary products  such as napkins, paper towels  and toilet paper.  At Peninsula Recycling, our  outlet for "waste" paper is  Community Paper Recycling in  Burnaby. They are linked to  Belkin Paperboard Ltd. who process the stuff into intermediate  paperboards such as corestocks,  coated boards for the packaging  industry, corrugated "mediums"  (ie: what's between the layers of  a cardboard box), roofing felts  and gypsum wall board paper.  These are resold to domestic  manufacturers who make the kind  of products referred to above.  So the next time you go to  buy some writing paper, see if  you can find a product which has  the "recycled" notation on it.  If you can't, ask the proprietor  if he or she is aware that these  products exist. If you run an  office,  ask your paper supplier  about it.  Keep on Recycling 1   There were smiling faces  among Dillingham's construction  workers when it was announced  that Rene Desaulnier had won  $500. in Dillingham's January  "Safety Pays" Draw.  Each month a winner is picked  from crews which have had no  accidents for the previous month. -  Rene (centre) happily displays  his cheque as project Supt. Ken  Moore (left) and Foreman Omar  Dumas share their congratulations.  Rene says his win is going into  the bank for a rainy day.     CLEARANCE SALE CONTINUES  20% to 50% OFF SALE ITEMS  Exchanges or Money Back Guarantee  Richard's  mens  uuAor  SUNNYCREST SHOPPING MALL  886-2116  ��� MADRIGAL*  BOUTIQUE  .Continuing BIG .  *        SALE!!        *  Cowrie  St.,   Sechelt  Marine Services Union  General Meeting  Saturday, February 12th  2:00 and 6:30 pm  AttheUnitedChurch Hall, Gibsons  Agenda:  Local Executive Vote  New Constitution  Union Dues  tllll  wimwmwwmwwwwwiwww  dim DRummono hisurmice  6p.m,  Open Monday ��� Saturday   9a.m. -  DENTAL   BLOCK  -   GIBSONS    886 7751  AVOID THE RUSH - DO IT NOW  FIRE ALARM  AND  INTRUDER ALARM SYSTEMS  Sealed tenders will be received by the undersigned  up to 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, February 23rd, 1977,  for the supply and installation of:  (a) Fire detection and alarm systems  (b) Intruder alarm systems   -  (c) Combined price on both of the above  at  At:  (i) Gibsons Elementary School  (III) Roberts Creek Elementary School  (III) Madeira Park Elementary School  Gibsons Elementary School  Roberts Creek Elementary School  Madeira Park Elementary School  Separate prices  and  combined prices  Line drawings showing distribution of sensors to  meet I.C.B.C. requirements, together with specifications, may be obtained from the undersigned, an  on-site study is recommended before bidding,  however. Applications for plans and specs must  be accompanied by a certified cheque, cash or money  order in the amount of $25.00 which is returnable.  R. Mills, Secretary-Treasurer  School District No. 46 (Sechelt)  P.O. Box 220  Gibsons, B.C., VON I VO  Royal Canadian Legion  ��� NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS ���  Gibsons Branch #109  Our monthly Newsletter is being replaced, from now  on this section of the paper will carry announcements  and notices concerning events for our branch.  Meetings  General Meeting February 15th, 8:00 p.m.  Executive Meeting February 8th, 7:30 p.m.  At the next General Meeting we will be electing  delegates for the coming Provincial Convention -  To be held in Penticton May 29 to June 1st.  Coming Lounge Attractions  February 11  & 12 - From  Vancouver  "Trilogy"  February 18 & 19 - Special for our Senior Members -  "Down Memory Lane"  February 25 & 26 - One Man Show - starring Larry  Branson.  Branch Recreation  Join a team ��� Anyone interested in bowling Thursday nights, 9:00 p.m.  Bingo  In the Hall every Monday 8:00 p.m.  Curling  The Branch will be sponsoring a Playoff for the  Zone. Winners will be playing in the Provincial  Playoofs. Lets get out there and cheer them on!  D.V.A.  Any member wishing to see the D.V.A. representative Mr. Armstrong, please contact Leon Arthur  at 886-2671 for an appointment.  Membership  Fraternal Affiliate membership dues are now overdue. Please renew as soon as possible. Any regular  member wishing to pick up their 1977 cards, Mrs.  Roberts will be in the office 9:00-12:00 a.m. on most  weekdays.  Dress Regulations  No work clothes or dirty clothes after 7:30 p.m.  Draw  At each General Meeting a draw for $25.00 for those  in attendance.  Lunches  It is hoped that very soon we will be starting our noon  hour lunches with a menu for every taste. (Watch  for the Opening!)  ft ft ft  Project for this year is to pave our Parking Lot. A  campaign is now being started to promote the ways  to do it. Call Don Black for more information at  886-9320.  Anyone knowing of a member in Hospital or at home  sick please contact the Service Officer or Branch  President. Sometimes a friendly face with a bowl of  fruit is a cure. /  This year, lets ALL get behind the new President  Don MacNeil and help him to make the Legion a  better place to bring your guests.  Did someone say coffee went up in price? Not at  the Legion. Ron serves the best at the right price.  Come in and have a cup and enjoy.  Lounge Phone: 886-9931  Office phone: 886-2411 Coast News, February 8,1977.  9.  Our new free Classified policy:  Ads are automatically  published for two weeks.  The deadline is FRIDAY NOON.  If you wish a repeat please phone in.  Commercial Advertising is 20$ per agate line.  Property listings are $2.00 each.  I ;  Coming  Events  Obituaries Work Wanted       Work Wanted  DANCE CLASSES  ��� Ballet ��� Tap ��� Jazz ���  Adults & children, boys & girls.  886-2531  Would you like an alternative to  drinking on Friday night? Come  and hear about the Universal  House of Justice. Baha'i Fireside  Friday evening at 8:00 p.m.,  1770 Bal's Lane - 886-9443.  All Welcome!  Aerobics dance is herel  Monday 8 to 9 at Elphinstone.  A fun and challenging evening.  Everyone welcome, for further  info, phone Fitness Service at   885-3611   We extend a warm invitation to  everyone to our fitness symposium, Saturday, Feb. 12th,  from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. At the  Chatelech Music room. To  register call Fitness Service at:  885-3611.  Would anyone who entered the  Sechelt Agencies lid. contest by  Dec. 31st 1976 phone George  Floras at the Parthmon 885-9769.  Sunshine Coast Community  Resource Society - General  Meeting - Sechelt Elementary  School, open area, Thurs. Feb.  17th, 7:30 p.m. Come one, come  all!  Weal: Passed away February  1, 1977. Ellen Elizabeth Weal,  late of Gibsons in her 89th year.  Survived by two brothers, Ted  Weal, Meadow Lake Saskatchewan, Alber Weal, Gibsons.  Service was held Friday, February 4th, in Vancouver. Cremation. Devlin Funeral Home  Directors.  Personal  L.l.F.E. 'Living is for everyone'  a group of women (widowed, Divorced, or separated) which offers  emotional support, practical information and social events. Anyone interested please contact  Women *s Centre at 885-3711.  Anyone interested in joining a  single parent group? Contact the  Women's Centre 885-3711.  A.A. meetings Mondays 8:30pm.  and 12 step meetings Saturdays.  8:30 pm. Gibsons Athletic Hall.'  886-2571 or 886-9193.    If you are concerned about someone with a drinking problem, call  Al-Anon 886-9193 or 885-9638.  Meetings St. Aidans Hall, Tues.  at 8:00 D.m.  Opportunities  Get your free copy of the new  Radio Shack catalogue at J&C  Electronics, Cowrie St., Sechelt.  Why pay more than 3Vi% to sell  your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  Help WahletT  Baby sitter for 5 mo. old child,  one evening a week. 885-3168.  Reliable person to babysit 1 yr.  old - occasional Fri. & Sat.  evenings. Wilson Creek - Davis  Bay area. 885-3981   Part-time help, 2 or 3 evenings  a week in Fashion Accessories.  Mature, fashionable, own transportation, no investments, no  deliveries. For interview call  Mrs. Campbell, 886-8043.  Full time Sales Clerk  With hardware experience, phone  886-2442 for appointment.  Working mother wants babysitting care for 1 yr. old in family  home 2Vx days a week. $30.00  and/or will look after yours on  other days. 885-3737 ..,..  Coast News  Action Line  Sigh fuel costs  Peerless Tree Services Ltd. will  turn your problem trees into firewood. $18.00 per cord. We do  danger tree falling, topping'and  limbing roo. Expert insured work  'Know the cost before you start'  Call us at 885-2109. Free estimates. JohnRisbey.  For explosive requirements,  dynamite, electric or regular  caps, B line E cord and safety  fuse contact R. Nimmo Cemetary Rd. Gibsons. Phone 886-  7778. Howe Sound Farmers  Institute.   Handyman Services  Free estimates - Repairs, renovations, fences, plumbing:  leaky pipes? Electrical: Need an  extra plug-in? Also custom  routered name signs. Reasonable  rates. Phone today - No obligation  885-3403  JOHN'S  LANDSCAPING  ��� Instant   lawns  or  seeded  lawn and garden.  ��� Maintenance  ��� Complete    concrete    and  stone work.  ��� Tree pruning  ��� Sreened topsoil  ��� Bark mulch and shrubbery  ��� Complete line of fencing  886-7152  HANDYMAN  SERVICE  All Types Home Repairs  & Services  Renovations, Additions,  Painting, Clean-up, etc.  North of Davis Bay  883-9266  Barry Large  Box 43,18 Elliot Rd.  Garden Bay  Journeyman Shipwright and  Carpenter  For Hire  Experienced  in   all   aspects   of  boatbuilding, custom cabinet &  furniture   construction,   general  carpentry.   Quality work guaranteed at reasonable rates. Reliable  workers with  refs.  if required.  Allan May at 886-2169 or  King Anderson at 885-9033.  Chimney cleaning, Vac equipped,  odd jobs ."light hauling and clean  up jobs. Call Hugo: 886-7785  Announcements       - 886-7817  Cat and/or backhoe available for  land clearing, road buiding,  drainage ditches, waterlines, etc.  Call 886-9633 or 886-9365.  ��� The Wood Latch*  Natural  wood to enhance  your  home from toys to doors.    Call  The Wood Latch 886-7738  Women's Centre: Drop-in Centre  lending library, workshops, crafts  Crises & information: open Tues.  through Fri .11:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Roberts Creek behind Post Office   phone 885-3711.   * Women's Centre: Open-House  Wednesday afternoon. Drop in  for tea, bring a friend or come and  meet a new one.  Bricklayer - Stone Mason  A. Simpkins, 885-2688   Cement Work, lightConstraction  and smaOiepalrs.  886-2530 886-9041  ��� BODY WORK & PAINTING ���  Mechanical work - Free estimates  Shop labour $12.00 an hour.   885-2608      Vz Ton pick-up available for small  hauling jobs, reasonable rates.  Call Allison: 886-8061.  Babysitter, 2 or 3   days   a  week at my home. 886-7839  1 Ton Truck for Hire  Light moving and hauling  Call 886-9294  For Sole  25 lb. propane tank & regulator,  after 6 p.m. Call 885-3561.  10 cu. ft. Denby upright deep-  freezer, guarantee, $325.00  Franklin fireplace, 38" wide with  8" heavy-duty pipes, $75.00;  propane regulator & fittings $20l  Casette player, 12 volt & 110 volt,  with car bracket & accessories,  $20.00. 885-9662 (Murray)  Simplicity spin-dry washer, 1 yr.  old. Good cond. $100. 886-2096  Would anyone who entered tin.  Sechelt Agencies Ltd. contest by  Dec. 31st, 1976 phone George  Floras at the Parthenon 885-9769.  For Sale  Compact utility trailer, can dbl.  as light boat trailer, $100. Hi Fi  Clairtone console, AM/FM with  Garrard changer, walnut Deilcraft  cabinet $150.00 886-2736.  Two '65 VW Beetle snow tires  on rims, 15* - 5 Hole, $25.00  One aluminum picture window  10' x 5Va', 32 oz. glass, $30.00  One aluminum slider window,  6040x0 white enamel $20.00  One electric 30 gal. Inglis Hot  water    tank,    120/208,    $20.00  Phone 886-9411.   For Sale: My services as a prof-  fessional Exterminator. Certified  7 yrs. exper. in the control of  fungus, insects, rodents and  odors. North Island Pest Control.   885-3606  333 Gallon water tank $75.00  Baby Buggy, $25.00. Contact  Coast News. '  New truck canopy, fits Ford,  $60.00 Phone 886-2096   2 roll-a-way beds, 9x12' rug with  under felt, 2 small coffee tables,  1 kitchen set with 4 chairs, 1  captains chair. 886-9382  Alder, $40.00 per cord, delivered.        885-3605   Portable Speed Queen  Spin   washer,    good   condition.   886-7966.   Stack of bricks, $15.00. Call Lee  at: 885-3382.   Near new Eureka upright Vacuum  $90.00. Compact Hoover Vac/  attachments, needs new hose,  $45.00, B&W 19" TV with stand,  $75.00, large electric lawnmower,  $50.00 886-2753  Transmission for '64 Valiant.  Push button auto, rebuilt. 3 spd.  standard trans for '63 Pontiac.  After 5:30 call 883-9181.  For Sale  8" Craftsman Radial arm saw,  $75.00, 200 feet heavy page wire,  $150.00, 6 ft. high. 886-2463.  1-10 speed chopper $65.00  Black motor-cross, hydraulic  front-end, $75.00,885-9955.  Solitare    engagement    ring    in  sterling silver.   Appraised value  $250.      Will   sell   for   $175.00.   886-2673   7 x 50 binoculars' $25.00, 2 Vega  wheels & tires 878 x 13, $18.00  pair, all in good cond. 885-2762  Polaroid Land Camera, model  80A, $20.00, Pocket fisherman  spin casting outfit, $9.00, Open  cabinet with cocktail bar, solid  oak, $175.00, All in new cond.  885-3120   2 sheets marble arborite 4x8,  $30.00, One Roll-a-way bed,  $20.00. 886-9908    ���  Hockey gloves, slightly used,  $15.00. 886-7540   Apple press. For info call:   886-7540   26' B&W Fleetwood TV, combination.       Perfect   cond.    $100.   886-9965  Poultry manure,   $1.00  a  sack.   886-9831   Small amp & microphone $50.00   886-2806   Manifolds & risers for 289 cu. in.  Ford. Hi-Fi speaker cabinet,  solid African Mahogany 36" x  34" x 16" $35.00, Wash basin &  taps $9.00, G.E. Hair dryer,  new $8.00. 886-2513   M.C. range with rotisserie in  good cond. $100.886-8020  30 inch, 4 burner gas range with  oven $50.00.886-2307.  Yukon chimney, $10.00 - 886-8087  For Safe  2 bicycles: Men's 5 speed, 1 yr.  old, good cond. $60.00. Girls  1 speed, $15.00. Ping pong table  nearly new, %" top, folds, $75.00   886-2736   Craftman    bench    saw,    finish  sander, reciprocating saw,  drill  stand.   Excel, cond. Reasonable   885-3737    Moving:   One month old 5 x 9  pool table with access, and 1976  Admiral white frost-free fridge.   886-7653  Fender Rhodes 88 electric piano  Excel, cond. $900.00, Garnet bass  cabinet, 2-15" spkrs. Folded horn  $200.00. 885-3594  One simulated leather chair &  ottoman, 2 pee. chesterfield with  slipcovers, upholstered rocker,  brown. Winnipeg cot with 2  mattresses, Queen sized headboard, gold. Electric ironer  -Mangier, 2 kitchen chairs, 1 push  lawnmower. 886-2609  Twin beds, box spring $70.  Domestic cabinet Sewing mach.  $100. Hoover floor polisher $15.  Hamilton Beach miner $10.,  Land waffle grill $10., Corner  tables 8c coffee $15. each. Hide-  a-bed 8c mattress $45., Folding  bed, no mattress $5.00, Complete  16 volume Home Handyman,  $7.50, Double bed, wooden, box  spring $70.00. 886-9668.  Good used V* size bed, 56" wide  with box spring 8c mattress. $50.  886-7603  For Sale  /-  FOR SALE  Color TV, $25.00. Large sterio  $200.00, 11 cu. ft. Admiral  fridge $150.00. Green shag rug  $50.00, Large Defenbacia plant  $35.00, lamp $10.00. Moving,  must sell. All in excellent condition. Call 886-9672.  Peavey P.A. system, 6 channel  head. Peavey spk. columns with  5 -12" spks. Excellent cond. Must  sell $850. o.b.o. 886-2491.  Desk: Black steel, 24" x 45", box  drawer & file drawer. Walnut  grain finish top with chrome  finished legs 29" high. $75.00  886-9182  24" Color Fleetwood console TV  $250. 886-7669   Bell & Howell Movie Camera  Super 8 Projector. Viewer &  splicer motorized projection table  Sell all or separately. Also 2  pickup Spanish guitars and  Fender Amp. $95. 886-9668  Wrecking 1966 Chevy 2 for parts.  17Vi' Ski boat - 409 power V  drive, 3 to 1 step up. 886-7864  Galvanized hot water tank, 22  gal. $15.00 886-9609  Four Gretsch drums, maple and  walnut finish, some hardware,  885-9538   Brothers sewing machine, walnut  cabinet stand. Nearly new $75.00  Ladies clothes, size 38 - 40 all  in excel, cond. 2 Winter coats,  7 or 8 Pant suits, etc. Call   885-2357  Top of the line Boy's standard  bicycle. 26" wheel, $50.886-7963.  Horse Manure  886-2160  LIVESTOCK  * HORSES FOR RENT *  Day or Night  Overnight group rides, starting  March 15th.   $4.00 per hour, or  $20.00 per day. Call 886-7967.  2 geese, 1 gander, 3 yrs. old.  $25.00 o.b.o. 886-2489.  '���.  fl  jttl  c  Women's      Centre:  closed on Saturdays.  Presently  Jack & Jill Child Minding Center:  Now enrolling 3 & 4 year olds for  fall 1977. Call 886-2924.  SUNDAY HIKES!  Meet at Wilson Creek Community  Hall at 1:30 on Sundays. Call  885-3651 for details.  YOGA EXERCISE CLASSES  Are being held in Wilson Creek  Community Hall on Fridays at  10:00 a.m. Wear loose-fitting  clothing  & bring  a  blanket  to  lie on. It's free!   The Open Bible Store  (and library), Marine Drive,  Gibsons.   Hours: Tues. 1-5 p.m.  Fri.   4-6   p.m.,   Sat.   1-5   p.m.  Bible Study   7:30 Saturdaynights.   Support Peninsula Recycling with  your glass (cleaned), tin (cleaned  with ends & labds removed),  (crushed if possible) and paper  (bundled if possible). Depots at  Sunnycrest Plaza, Lower Gibsons,  Sechelt on Porpoise Bay Rd.  Roberts Creek by P.O., Madeira  Park, Garden Bay and Egmont.  885-3811 for more information.  Dance students:    Are you prac-'  tiring your festival events?  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  For  Roberts   Creek   area.   Red  Cross    -    knitting,    crocheting,  wool supplied.  Women's   Centre:       Assist   in  answering telephone etc.     For  info   call  Volunteer   Service   at  885-3821  all rasp's  AREN'T  LOST  Small grey cat with some orange  markings on fur.   Approx. 1 yr.  old, female. 886-7342  Man's gold rim glasses - 886-9485  EQUAL!  "Registered Retirement Savings Plans may  appear to have similar benefits, but 1 hey  can also include hidden costs that will  cut your return.  I've shopped around and found  the B.C. Central Credit Union  RRSP one of the best. Stop, in at  your nearest participating credit  union and check out these facts  for yourself:  ��� Contributions are deductible  from taxable income (within  government regulations)  ��� A high rate of interest return -  not subject to income tax  , while in the RRSP l  "��� No front-end load  ��� No start-up charge  ��� No withdrawal charges  ��� No interest penalty  ��� No lock-in clause  Both the B.C. Central Credit Union  Registered Retirement Savings Plan  and Registered Home Ownership  Savings Plan are great ways to save for your  future. Butactnow. The deadline for contributions is Tuesday, March 1st."  BC.Central CREDIT UNION  RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN  Now available to members at all participating credit unions.  (B.C. Central Credit Union, trustee of B.C. Central Retirement Savings Plan)  Sunshine Coast Credit Union  BOX 375, COWRIE STREET, SECHELT, B.C. VON 3A0  TELEPHONE 885-3255  LORRIE GIRARD  886^7760  KEN CROSBY  886-2098  JONMcRAE  885-3670  SUB-DIVISION  CONSULTATION  REAL ESTATE  NOTARY PUBLIC  APPRAISALS  MORTGAGES  NORTH ROAD: Large lot with 1973 - 60 foot  Trailer on property. Completely furnished with  fridge, stove, living room furniture, beds and  chests, etc. and Dining room furniture. This is  ideal for a young couple or retirement investment. F.P. $19,900.  CHASTER ROAD: A Bargain 1 This 3 bedroom  home on a good sized lot is a terrific investment.  Close to the new school. This warm and cosy  house is presently rented & $200. per month.  The price is not a misprint, it really is only:  F.P. $29,900.  HOMES  NORTH FLETCHER: Brand new 3 bedroom home and It can be yours for as  little as $2500. down. This magnificent  view, 1268 sq. ft. home has a sundeck,  W/W carpeting, ensuite plumbing. In  an area of good homes.        F.P. $44,900.  HILLCREST AVE: Almost 1100 sq. ft.  home In good area, close to schools,  shopping centre, etc. Large living room  22 x 12 with a view. Two bedrooms,  large kitchen, utility room and dining  area make this a very livable home and  with a little bit of work, could be quite  lovely. NOTE) The down payment Is  only $3,500. F.P. $34,500.  HIGHWAY 101: 2 Bedroom, lovely  home in Gibsons. Exceptionally large  landscaped, panoramic view lot. Double  car port, Franklin Fireplace In family  room, fridge & stove included. Try your  offer on this centrally located home.  F.P. $36,900.  GLASSFORD ROAD: Buy it now from  the builder while It is still unfinished and  finish it yourself. A truly lovely home for  only: F.P. $49,500.  BEACH AVE.: Roberts Creek: 3 bedroom family home on full unfinished  basement. Close to Park and boat launching. Large lot 87 x 208. Stone fireplace  and sundeck. Excellent family home.  F.P. $43,900.  BEACH AVE.: Roberts Creek: Full unfinished basement in this 3 story home.  Fireplaces up and down, wrought-lron  railings and built-in oven and range.  Situated on a large lot in a quiet area.  F.P. $44,900.  GOWER POINT ROAD: 4 bedrooms In  this lovely full basement home in Gibsons  Seclusion and still close to shopping and  Post Office. 1100 sq. ft., fireplace, large  L shaped rec. room. Large back yard  perfect for swimming pool. An Ideal  family home. F.P. $49,900.  HIGHWAY 101: Home & 2 lots. Means  value. Excellent view of the Bay area,  ideal retirement or starter home with all  appliances included. Situated on nicely  landscaped double lot close to schools  and shopping. F.P. $38,900.'  HILLCREST AVENUE: Well-built, one  year old home in good area. Lovely  view from large sundeck. Two bedrooms  upstairs and one finished down In full  basement. The curved white marble  fireplace Is Just one of the lovely features  In this home. F.P. $51,500.  FAIRMONT ROAD: 4 finished bedrooms  in this 1360 sq. ft. full baaement home.  Fireplaces up and down, finished rec.  room, 2 full bathrooms, plus ensuite.  Living room, dining room with nook area  all have a beautiful view of the Bay area  and out through the Gap. Double carport  and huge sundeck round out this home  designed for comfortable family living.  F.P. $67,500.  STEWART ROAD: Three bedroom,  beautiful Spanish style, sunken living  room home. On 1.46 acres in very quiet  area. Many features including a gorgeous fireplace, Den & garage. Almost  1400 sq. ft. of living area all on one floor.  F.P. $68,500.  LOTS  LOWER ROBERTS CREEK ROAD: Off  Cheri Ann Park, beautifully cleared and  level building site hidden from the road  by many large trees. Easy access to an  exceptional beach, 70' x 100' and priced  for Immediate sale. F.P. $12,900.  SHAW ROAD: Newly completed! The  most conveniently located sub-division  In Gibsons. Only 2 blocks from shopping  centre and both elementary & secondary  schools. Level building sites with some  clearing on a newly formed cul-de-sac.  These prime lots on sewer and all services won't last long priced at only:  F.P. $13,900.  LANGDALE RIDGE: Close to Ferries  and school, these large Vi to vi acre  lots are unique for their view, shape and  topography. You will find here, the  building site to compliment your dream  home design. The view of Keats Island  and surrounding scenes will be your  picture window. ACT FASTI There are  only 4 still available.  F.P. $11,900. -$14,900.  SKYLINE DRIVE: Overlooking the Bay  and the Village of Gibsons from this quiet  and private lot on the Bluff. Start building your Dream Home right away on the  expanse of this 207 x 115 x 181 x 66  uniquely shaped lot. Low down payment-  Easy terms. F.P. $13,500.  SKYLINE DRIVE: This 70 x 59 x 131 x  122 ft. lot, with an expansive view of  the Bay area and Gibsons Village is well  priced at only: F.P. $11,500.  SKYLINE DRIVE: With the sewer only  150 feet away from this lot, and the  adjoining lot also for sale, makes this an  excellent value. The Ideal spot for a  distinct and original home. Nice view  and sheltered from the open sea.  F.P. $13,900.  PRATT ROAD: Note the size of this  magnificent, level building lot In a fast  growing, area, close to proposed new  elementary school. Lot size 110' x 200'.  Very well priced at only:  (Firm) F.P. $13,000.  ROSAMUND RD. & FAIRVIEW RD:  Frontage on these two roads makes a  natural for subdivision. Both roads are  paved and serviced with hydro and regional water. Try your offer on this  70' x 337' double lot. Zoned R2.  F.P. $20,000.  TUWANEK: At the end of Porpoise  Bay Road. The perfect recreational lot.  Hydro and regional water service the  property. South westerly exposure,  with an excellent view of Sechelt Inlet.  All this and only one block from the  beach and boat launch. F.P. $9,500.  SCHOOL & WYNGART ROADS: Only  6 of these Duplex zoned lots left. Beautiful view properties overlooking the Bay,  close to schools and shoppings. All lots  perfectly suited to side-by-slde or up/  down duplex construction. SPECIALLY  PRICED NOW: Only 1 will be sold at  $14,500. and only 1 & $15,500. Act nowl  UPLANDS ROAD: Tuwanek, ideal recreational lot In beautifully wooded &  park-like area, zoned for trailers. This lot  overlooks Sechelt inlet and the Lamb  Islands. F.P. $8,900.  ALDERSPRING ROAD: Absolutely the  best soil going on this 50' x 150' lot on  sewer In the heart of Gibsons. Potential  view of the Bay area. Excellent terms  available. F.P. $12,000.  BEACH AVE.: Roberts Creek: Large  nicely treed lot 87 x 208. Excellent level  building site. Close to Flume Park and  boat launching., F.P. $14,900.  GRANDVIEWRD.at9TH: Over Vi acre,  very private with view. House plans and  building permit, paid for and included in  price. Foundation, floor slab and plumbing all in for a 28 x 42' (1176 sq. ft.  building). F.P. $19,900.  SOUTHWOOD DR.: Redrooffs: Owner  'most anxious to sell. Large lot 230 x 80.  This is a very fast growing area. Light  clearing only. F.P. $11,500.  ACREAGE  CEMETERY & GILMORE: 8 plus acres,  this valuable corner may be on the main  access road to Gibsons on completion of  the new bypass highway. Many traos  plus 3 excellent springs for domestic  water. An ideal holding property.  F.P. $49,500.  GIBSONS: Excellent prospects for the  one who holds this potentially commercially zoned acreage of 5 Acres.  F.P. $60,000.  ROBERTS CREEK: Highway 101 divides  this property diagonally down the centre.  Develop both sides of the road. Try all  offers. 5 acres. F. P. $30,000.  HALL ROAD: Roberts Creek-1.92 park-  like acres over half Is cleared and landscaped with the ultimate. In privacy provided by the beautiful landscape trees  In front. But, that's not the half of It;  the home has two large bedrooms upstairs, the living room and dining have  beautiful hardwood floors waiting to  enhance your furnishings. The full  basement in this 1078 sq. ft. home has  the utility room set up and a partial  bathroom. The spacious back yard Includes double carport, storage area plus  a sauna and change room. An unbeatable  value. F.P. $49,900.  LOWER ROBERTS CREEK ROAD:  1.12 acres in the very desirable Roberts  Creek area. There is a driveway already  in and a tapped Artesian well on the  property. F.P. $14,900.  NORTH RD. at CHAMBERLIN: Exceptionally well priced, 5 acre level property,  half way between Gibsons and Langdale.  Front has been cleared and filled. Back  of property is like a park with a creek  running through etc. Road allowance  at side Is the extention of Chamberlin  Road. F.P. $27,500. 10.  Coast News, February 8,1977  Kitchen wall cupboard 886-8087  Leslie Speaker for Hammond  organ. 886^7241   Wanted: To rent or borrow:  Tow bar for small car. 885-9200.  Dining room suite, double dresser  and 60* head board. 886-9420  4 speed transmission, universal  housing & parts for 1950 Chev  Pick-up. Call 886-7814 afternoons  3 or 5 speed lady's bike, small  tricycle. 885-3501   9 or 10" table saw in good condition. 883-2318  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.  One  full   sized  fridge   in  good  working order. 886-7168  LOGS WANTED .  Top Prices Paid for  fir -helm -ced.  L&K LUMBER  (North Share) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creeks  Used high chair 885-3168  1 set of used bunk-beds in gcxid  condition. 885-9749    Wanted: White full sized fridge,  late model preffered. 886-7168  Small  baby  crib   or  play  pen.   886-8020   3 - Speed portable record player  Call 886-2459  Pets  Wanted: Home for large purebred German Shepherd, good  watchdog, too large for present  home. 885-9200   Free to GOOD home. 3Va yr. old  Purebred registered spayed  Golden Labrador dog, very good  with children. Doghouse incl.  886-2738  For Rent  Room & Board avail, at Bonniebrook Lodge. Meals & services  incl. laundry. $275. per month.  Private room. 886-9033. Gower  Point ocean beach esplanade.  3 bdrm Mobile home on private  lot, avail. Feb. 1st. to mature  responsible people. Rent: $200.  per mo. 886-9682  Maple Crescent Apartments  1-2-3 bdrm suites for rent, 1662  School Rd., Gibsons. Heat &  cablevision, parking, close to  schools & shopping. Reas. rent.  Apply suite 103A. 886-7836  In Village of Sechelt, 2 bdrm.  cottage. $225. per. mo. 885-9979  days, 885-2062eves.   Duplex in Gibsons, 2 bdrm. fridge  & stove, elec. heat, well insulated  Immed. Occupancy. $175.00 per  mo. 886-7218  Tantalus Apartment for rent,  furn. & unfurn. Wall to wall,  accessories 886-9544.   Suite for rent in Granthams,  partly furnished, $125. per mo.   886-9904  Selma Park: Attractive house,  well insulated, low cost heating,  two separate bdrms, good range  & fridge. $250.886-9898  Roberts Creek, semi-waterfront,  3 bdrm house, $300. per mo.  Refs req. 886-2744   Cottage for rent: full cabinet  kitchen, tiled bathroom, fireplace  2 bdrms, near the beach, older  person pref. no large pets. Refs  please. 886-7332  For rent Feb. 1st. 3 bdrm. house,  unfurn. Washer & dryer, no  basement, fireplace, w/w, large  yard, needs work in back yard,  Pratt Rd. $275. 886-9093  4 bdrm home, 2 yrs. old, Sechelt  village, avail Feb. 15. 885-3862  Why pay more than 3'/i% to sell  your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235 -24 hours  For Rent  FOR SENT  DELUXE TOWNHOUSES  1564 sq. ft. of finished floor area,  3 bdrms, plus large family room  and rec. area, W/W carpets. Deluxe Tappen range, ample parking on blacktop, all for only  $300. per month. These good  family homes are located on 1650  School Road, between School Rd.  and Wyngart Rd. in Gibsons.  For   further   information    call:  Sea-Air Estates 886-2137 or  Safeco Builders Ltd. 683-3291 or  eves. 253-9293  Available April 1, 1977, 3 bdrm.  house, W/W, carpets, drapes,  stove & fridge. On sewers &  cable vision with basement.  Term lease. 886-9382  2 bdrm. trailer, Wilson Creek  area. Avail. March 1, $240. per  mo. 885-5040   Gibsons   waterfront,    Furnished  1 bdrm. suite. 886-7108  2 bdrm. Mobile home on private  lot. Want mature responsible  couple, reasonable rent. Avail,  now. 885-2014  Wanted to  Rent   3 - 6 Bedroom House from  Roberts Creek to- Langdale.   886-7198  Lodging in the Gibsons Landing  vicinity is required by the Beach-  . comber film crew. If you have a  house or apt. avail. March to Oct.  Please call 112-665-8057.   2 reliable adults mother 8c  daughter with excellent refs. are  looking for clean house or suite,  (2 bdrms) to rent in Gibsons  area. Call 886-7317.   Furnished lodging for couple for  a 3 month period or end of April.  Daytime: 689-3931           Responsible couple with 1 child  & dog needs 3-5 bdrm. house on  Sechelt Peninsula for April 1st.  References supplied. Call collect  324-5018 (Vancouver)  obile Homes  Leader trailer, 12x68' in trailer  court. 3 Bdrm. furnished, closed-  in sundeck and storage shed with  carport. 886-9135   Small trailer - suitable for one  person. $135.00 inclusive. Plus  propane. Bonnie Brook 886-2887  or 886-9033.   Bonniebrook Camp  and  Trailer Park  Two choice mobile home sites,  will accommodate double-wides.  Gower Point - 886-2887  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  Units  now   on   display,   phone:  886-9826  USED UMTS  1975 12 x 68' Embassador, 3  bedrooms, IV* bath, raised living  room, electrict fireplace, carpeted  throughout, fully furnished and  in excellent condition.  1971 12 x 63 Leader, 3 bdrm. fully  furnished, very good condition.  NEWUNITS  SPECIAL  12 x 60 Colony, 2bedroom limited  addition,    carpeted   livingroom,  fully furnished and decorated.  12x 68' Meadowbrook, 3 bdrms.,  front kitchen with bay window &  patio door.   Built in dishwasher.  Carpeted throughout  and  fully  furnished.  1976 12 x 68 Berkshire, 2 bdrm.  fully furnished and decorated,  carpeted throughout.  1957 trailer, not too good con-  dition. $500. o.b.o. 886-7406  12' x 68' 3 bedroom, Safeway  Bonavista mobile home. Unfurn.  except for stove, fridge, carpet,  drapes. Very good condition.     886-7989   Furnished mobile home, 12 x 55'  Excel, cond. $8,000. o.b.o.  Selma Park. 885-3880   27' Holiday travel trailer, fully  self contained. Ideal for construction or travel. 16' Citation, stove,  fridge, heater, sleeps 6. 885-2833  Roberts Creek: 3 bedroom, home  'on park-like Vt acre, semi-waterfront. All electric heat, workshop  basement, large wrap around  sundeck. To view: 886-2744.  F.P. $49.000.   For Sale: Choice 100 ft. Commercial zoned lot. For info, after  6 p.m. 112-987-5414   By owner: On Malaview (off  Pratt), Lot 67 x 123, Hydro &  water, $10,500. o.b.o. Terms  available. 886-7540  For sale by owner: 3.5 acres,  semi-waterfront on Saturna  Island, good view, water available, close to beach access. Full  Price $17,500. Call 883-9255  For Sale or Rent: 3 bedroom  house, Gibsons. Landscaped lot,  superb view, two fireplaces,  finished rec. room, IVi baths,  carport. 886-2736   In Langdale, 79' x 150' Lot for  sale. Near school,, beautiful view,  by owner: 112-255-4805.  For Sale by owner: New 1595 sq.  ft. house. Full basement, dbl.  plumbing, 2 fireplaces, carport,  sundeck, 4 bdrms. leaded dbl.  glass windows. On large view  lot, Selma Park. Appraised value  $63,000. Selling for $60,000.   885-3773   Fairmont Road: 2 bdrms., large  living room with corner fireplace.  Excellent view, needs work but  good potential. 886-2164 eves.  SEAVIEW LOTS $10,000.  Located approximately 100 feet  down Kelly Rd. (on the right hand  side) of Gower Point Rd. Call  Gerry in Victoria at 383-4739  Classified  886-7817  Why pay more than3Vi% to sell  your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  Property  For Sale by owner: 3 bdrm post  & beam home near tennis courts,  Gibsons. $35,000. 886-7566  eves, after 4:00.  For Sale by owner: Lot 11, Seaside Village, deared ready to  build. Buy it for what we paid for  it. $3000. down and take over  payments at 6% interest. Days ���  call 885-2273, ask for Nicki or  eves. 885-3963   8 x 45' Rollahome on Gabriola  Island. Must be moved $2,000.  o.b.o. (112) 254-5836 or call  886-8097   Comfortable 3 year old 3 bdrm  house with attached carport,  12 x 24' greenhouse, 12 x 16'  shed can also be used as a greenhouse or workshop. Assumable  $7000. mortgage at 1972 interest  rates. 885-9328  MUST SELL!  Price reduced to $60,000. By  owner in Gower Point. 2 yr.  old quality built home. 2Vt baths, .  approx. 2200 sq. ft. of completely  finished home. Wall/wall up &  down. Landscaping: & paved  driveway all done. Has 45' sundeck with view of Strait. Close to  beach, all this plus 2 stall barn,  feed shed & chicken house approx  V2 acre.   $37,000. 1st Mortgage  at 10%%. 886-9249.       .  Why pay more than 3Vi% to  sell your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  3 Bedroom home, full basement.  Electric heat, on 6 acres close to  Gibsons. Phone 886-7832 or  886-2813.   Lot for sale on Chaster Road.  2nd lot over from new school.  Size approximately 64' x 264'.  Phone: 886-9503   Choice lot above Selma Park.  88' frontage, lovely view, natural  Dogwood & Arbutus trees close  to sea & shopping. 885-2198  For Sale: 2 good view lots on  Chaster Rd. 1,000 ft. from waterfront, utilities. 886-2887  Travel  Cars & Trucks  For all your travel arrangements,  Charters, Direct Flights, Contact  LynnSzabo  Graduate of  Canadian Travel College  Instant Reservations & Ticketing  through our Direct Line to all  Air Line Companies.  Plan well ahead for reduced rates  to Hawaii, Mexico, Disney Land  and South.  Associated with all Tour  Companies.  PENINSULA TRAVEL AGENCY  Dental Block, Gibsons  886-2855 Toll Free 682-1513  For Safe  LOG LOADER  FOR SALE  1973 A.R.7. Patrick rubber  tired log loader with lumber  fork attached. Good mill  yard machine. Has new  $800. Hydraulic pump.  Near new rubber. Good  condition and heated cab.  Price: $13,500.  Phone B & H Truck &  Diesel at 886-9818.  B & H Truck & Diesel  886-9818  1972 Suzuki G.T., water cooled,  rebuilt motor & trans. $1,100.  firm. Call 883-9255.   For    Sale:    1959    Oldsmobile,  power train & engine,  V8-394.   886-9294  1974 G.M. Vi Ton, 4 speed,  Power steering, power brakes,  excel, condition. $3,200.886-2458  Station wagon: 1972 Peugeot 504,  good condition, avail; end of Feb.  $2,500. 886-2736   1966 G.M.C. Vi Ton with 283 and  auto, trans. As is.  $500.     Call  886-2025 or 886-9416   1969 G.M.C. V* Ton Pick-up  Sierra Grande Camper Special,  W/coast mirrors, spare tanks,  new tires, good cond. $2,800. Call  885-9835 __  18' LS 302 Ford in A-l. Jet drive,  ready to go. $3500.886-2737-  1975 Valiant, slant 6 engine, 3  speeds, A-l cond.  $500.  o.b.o.  886-7222  To sell or swap: Reloading equipment, grain grinder, 100 lb.  propane tank. 885-3605.  Motorcycles  10 speed Chopper $80.00, black  Motor Cross, hydraulic front-  end, $90.00.885-9955    175 cc. Honda - Trail & street.  New condition, 74 bike with 75  engine. Spare new knobby tire.  886-2737  1976 Yamaha 125 Enduru.  cond. $850.00885-9992.  Ex.  1972B.S.A. 500 Single, low miles  good cond. $800. o.b.o. Dave  Bovte 886-7842 or 886-2877.  Collectors item, must be seen tc  be appreciated! 1953 Pontiac  Chieftan, good running cond.  $1500. or nearest offer. 885-9563  radio,  $200.  1967 Chev Impala 2 dr.  rear    window    defrost,  886-2307  I will paint your car for as low as  $149.00.   All  work   guaranteed!   885-2608  1967 Landrover 88 Model, Call  883-2203   1966 Chevelle Malibu, 283 4  Barrel, Needs transmission,  $275. firm. 886-2459   1973   Eldorado   truck   camper,  like   new   cond.    Only    $1500.  886-2512  1969 Datsun Pick-Up  $1295. Offers.  885-3277  Ask for Ben  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  NEED TIRES''  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  TOYOTA  New & Used Car Sales  All Make, Parts & Services  Gibsons AL JAMIESON Phone886-7919  Royal Bank of Canada  GIBSONS Branch-Ph. 886-2201 SECHELT Branch-Ph. 885-2201  HOURS Tues.-Thurs. 10a.m.-3p.m.  Fri. 10a.m. -6 p.m. Sat. 10a.m.-3p.m.  WINDSOR   PLYWOOD  (THE PLYWOOD PEOPLE)  Construction Plywood, Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Sidings and all Accessories.  JDelivery Phone 886-9221 Highway 101, Gibsons  L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations  885-9666 Porpoise Bay Road Box 172, Sechelt, B. C.  TWIN CREEKLUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  885-9973  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Ole's Cove  Commercial Containers available  886-2938  Quest electric Utb.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons, Roberts Creek & Madeira Park  885-3133 ,  J. McKenzie Ron Blair, P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd. P.O. Box 387 Sechelt    VON 3A0  SIM   ELECTRIC   LTD.  Electrical Contractor  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  ��^  Box 860  BE ELECTRIC hd.,  Phone 886-7605  ���'POWER    TO    THE    PEOPLE"  Gibsons  TED HUME SERVICES  Parts. Service. Installations  Stoves,   Furnaces,   Heaters,   etc.  886-2951  Gibsons. B.C.  Certified Instrument Mechanic  Free Estimates  Everything for your building Needs.  Phone 886-2291 -2  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  C0IN-0P CLEANERS  YOU CAN SA VE MONEY  By the Garment or By the Load  .Sunnycrest Plaza  886-2231  GIBSONS BUILDING SUPPLIES  ,     (1971) LTD.  ALL BUILDING MATERIALS  READY-MIX   CONCRETE -GRAVEL  GENERAL PAINT  .886-2642 Highway 101 -Gibsons 886-7832  GIBSONS  TELEPHONE ANSWERING  Service - Phone 886-2231  At the sign of  the  Chevron  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  & Marine Service Ltd  Arc and Acty. Welding Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating  Automotive - Marine Repair  Phone 886-7721 Marine Ways Res. 886-9956,  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials for Sale  Phone 886-2664     Member Allied Van Lines     R.R. 1, Gibsons  MACK'S NURSERY   Phone 886-2684  SUNSHINE CO AST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss &. Fertilizer  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying  ABC <  GENERAL PAINTING  SPRAY - BRUSH - ROLL*  Call 886-2512  SUNSHINE PAINTERS  Let us brighten up your life  RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL  886-9564  Free Estimates Gibsons  GIBSONS LANES  OPEN BOWLING HOURS  SATURDAY 7-11 pm FRIDAY9-11 pm  SUNDAY     2-5 pm   9-11 pm  COAST PAVING  PAVING FROM DRIVEWAYS TO HIGHWAYS  Highways, Parking Areas, Driveways, Crushed Gravel  Equipment Rentals  Main Office: Box 95,   Powell River,    485-6118  Branch Office:        Sechelt, Ph. 885-2343 9:30to3:30p.m  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING - PIPEFITTING -STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  TIDELINE  Plumbing and Heating Contractors  RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL  FREE ESTIMATES  Bernie Mulligan 886-9414 Denis Mulligan  ROY&WAGENAAR  B.C. LAND SURVEYORS  CIVIL ENGINEERS  Marine Building                     Wharf Street  Box609 885-2332 Sechelt, B.C.  ROBERT W.ALLEN  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  Sechelt Lumber Building  Wharf St., Box 607  Off ice 885-2625 Sechelt, B. C. Res. 885-9581  RAY COATES PLU M Bl NG  Contract Renovations & Service Work  886-7695  ANDREASSEN     ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Per  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR     Andreassen|  Serving the Sunshine Coast  886-9439 General Delivery Hopkins Landing, B. C.  ROBINSON'S TV  Service Depot for  PHILIPS -ZENITH PANASONIC -- ADM IRAL  FLEETWOOD DEALER  Phone 886-2280      FORMERLY NEVENS*    MASTERCHARGE  ^ N SUNSHINE KITCHENS   Industries Ltd.  ^O"'���  KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS  |^// ^^^"      886-9411 DAY or EVENING  / \  VicBonaguro R.R. #1, Gower Pt. Road   *      Manager               Gibsons, B. C. VON IVO  PAJAK   ELECTRONICS  CO. LTD.  RCA & ELECTROHOME  Authorized Dealer  Sales and Service -   Gibsons  For Rent  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon toPender Harbour  fM,��,,rcAFife  DINNfffS  ��� flSfe  ,f *��� ft GIN0N fcC  Res. 886-9949  Marv Volen  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  886-959/  Sechelt  C    &    S  HARDWARE  &  APPLIANCES  .885-9713  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE TO ALL MAKES  SEW EASY  Cowrie St. Sechelt 885-2725  STANHILSTAD   ROOFING  DUROID, SHAKES  ORREROOFING  iibsons R.R. 1, Port Mellon Highway        Phone 886-2923  I.B. EXCAVATING 886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage installation  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat  ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates  MIDNIGHT TRUCKING  GRAVEL���FILL  ROAD MULCH ��� DRAIN ROCK  Ph. 886-7864 R.R. 2, Gibsons. B.C.  B. MacK WELDING  BRAD MACKENZIE  Portable Welding  886-7222  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cabinetsand Fixtures #"30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   -fr Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty  885-3417 Beach   Ave.,   Roberts   Creek        BflB-aairj  SPECIALTY MACHINE WORKS  MANUFACTURE OF MACHINE PARTS  SHAKE FROES DRAW KNIVES  CUSTOM AND MARINECASTING.    GENERAL MACHINEWORkI  Opposite Sechelt Legion    885-2523 Days    885-2108 Eves Cars & Trucks  1951     Ford     pick-up     SISO.Oo   886-2184   1964 Oldsmobile Super 88 V8  motor, Auto, trans. Good running  cond. 886-7989   For Sale - To a kind owner only-  1967 Barracuda Fastback - Nickname Matilda - Auto, trans.  Power br. & steering, Pirelli  radials, electric defog & new  metallic paint job. Complete  service record avail. Asking  $1,100. 885-3512 days - Eves:  885-3768   1975 Chevy Van, P.S. & P.B.  350 V8, insulated & lined, two  tone paint, 16,000 mi. $4,500.  After 5 p.m.: 883-2454.  1974   Ambassador,    P.S.    P.B.  Air    conditioned,     16,000    mi.  $3,500. Excel, cond. After 5 p.m.  _^ 883-2454  Jeep Renegade 1976, Warn  winch, 5 big off-road tires &  wheels. Warranty, in show room  cond. 885-3974   1968 Vauxhall Victor, in good  condition. 886-2806  1974 F-250 Ford Pick-up Custom,  low mileage, good cond. Full  price: $3,650. 886-3773  FREE1 1964 Oldsmobile for parts  Come & Get it! 885-3773  1962 Pontiac 6 cyl standard,  many spare parts, needs head  gasket. 883-9181 after 5:30  Coast News, February 8,1977.  11  Boats  Boats  MARINE SURVEYS  AND APPRAISALS  For selling, purchasing  or financing  Surveys for insurance  or settlement of claims  Captain W. Y. Higgs  Box 399, Gibsons, B. C.  Phones 886-9546, 885-9425  Too Late to  Classify  Boats  24' Keel Cruising sloop with 7.5  Merc outboard, two 5 gal. tanks,  14 gal. S.S. water tank, pulpit,  Roller reefing, galley, $5,500.  23' Racing sloop, Star Class  trailer $1,150. 886-9668.  1971 125 H.P. Johnson O.B. with  controls, recently over-hauled,  $900. o.b.o. 885-9328.   Sailboat centre board or quill,  18' or larger, $1,000. to $2,000.  Phone West at 886-2821.  12' Fiberglass boat, $110.00  Trailer avail. 886-9346.  26' Steel hull, 10' beam $1500.  30' Glass over ply 12' beam,  good sea boat $13,500. 886-7832  or 886-2813  23' heavy fiberglass boat. 390  cu. Ford fresh water cooled  approx. 60 gallon gas tank,  good buy at $5,700. 883-2318  lv  WAITRESSES  REQUIRED  Full & Part  Time  Also a person  Experienced in  Mixing Drinks  ^fi ^j* ^p>^j*  Inquire at:  YOSHI'S  RESTAURANT  886-8015  TICKETS FOR  SUNSHINE COAST  TRAVELLERS  can now be  prepared by:  holkkiy*  885-3265  Cowrie St., Sechelt  Authorized Agent  for  United Airlines  Western Airlines  Princess Cruises  11/8 Monel shaft 14' long  stuffing box, 2 stern bearings.  Rodoer Prop. 26.x 16. Marine  engine, 220 Crusader. 886-9908.  18' L.S. - Powered by 302 Ford-  Berkely Jet drive, ready to go.  886-2737  Obituaries  Christiansen: Passed    away  February 2, 1977. Ester Marie  Christiansen, late of Gibsons,  aged 67 years. Survived by her  loving family, four sons, three  daughters, sixteen grandchildren  and two brothers. Funeral service was held Saturday, February  5th at the Devlin Funeral Home,  Gibsons. Rev. David Brown  officiated. Cremation followed.  Lowe: Passed away February 1,  1977. Robert Bruce Lowe, late  of Sechelt, aged 61 years. Survived by his loving wife Minnie.  Mr. Lowe was an Infantry Instructor with the rank of Captain,  World War II, Canadian Armed  Forces. Memorial service was  held Saturday, February 5th,  at St. Hilda's Anglican Church,'  Sechelt. Rev. N. J. Godkin officiated. Devlin Funeral Home  directors.  Too Late to  Classify  Wanted  For Sale: 2 good view lots on  Chaster Road, 1,000 ft. from  waterfront, utilities. 886-2887  For Sale: Good mixed hay, to  clear $1.50 a bale, minimum 20  bales. Call 886-2887.  Sound Construction  Car pen ter- Con tractor  Interior Finishinq  House. Framing  Concrete Form work  Gary Wallinder    686-2376  Box 920        Gibsons\  ^  Travel  WAIKIKI $38?  8 Days. 7 NtghH  MAUI $409  8 Days. 7 Nlgftts  RENO $94.50  8 Days. 7 Nights Bus Tour  SKI TAHOE $239  Air. Hotel & Lifts  SUPER WEEKEND  RENO $169.50  SAN. FRAN. $179  Hotel <Si Air Included  SUPERIOR TOURS LTD,  >y of Sandman  West Georgia  689-7117  Lobby of Sandman Inn  180 West GeorgSe St.  NORTH ISLAND  PEST CONTROL  8  :*  8  P  ��  WORK GUARANTEED  AT REASONABLE RATES  Local Licensed Operator  P Charlie Cairns 885-3606  I        4P^TfJb If you have problems -  I      h^JJ^ WehavetheAnt-ser!  ����� ���  �� :  Tideline  Plumbing and Heating  886-9414  * Retail Supplies  and Contract Work  ��� Complete Line of Plumbing  Supplies for the Handyman.  ���b Hot Water Tanks  ���fr Copper Pipe  * Plastic Pipe  * Fittings   .  And More!  Gibsons Industrial Park  SUPER  A Special Offer on Thick Pile!  Rosedale   Made by Crossley Karastan  Two colours only. Golden Rye and Mexican Copper.  Three ply yarn.     100% continuous filament nylon for extra  durability and performance.  Plain - with a high lustre for  ultimate effect.  Sug. Retail Price: M9.95  SPECIAL  Per sq.yd.  *14.9S  Ken DeVries  & Son Ltd.  FLOORCOVERINGS  NOW WITH TWO LOCATIONS:  HIGHWAY 101, GIBSONS.  886-7112  IN THE HEART OF SECHELT  885-3424  �����������  Free  Agencies Ltd.  885-2235 24 Hours  erty  24 Hours  ue  Box 128, Sechelt  Phone Vancouver  689-5838  Agencies Ltd.  885-2235 24 Hours  Automobile  Licence and Insurance  Phone Early for an Appointment  with Tanya  and Save Timet  OFFICE OPEN  Monday to Friday - 8 am to 9 pm  Saturday - 9 am to 4 pm  tt  Free" Metric Converters While They Last!  Volume Sales Give You Reduced Costs  To List Your Home -Call:  JACK PAT LOU PETER C. R. BOB ANN DON JOHN R.  WARN MURPHY      GOODWIN SMITH      GATHERCOLE _    KENT IBBITSON       HADDEN       GOODWIN  886-2681    885-9487    885-2456   885-9463    886-2785    885-9461  886-2542    885-9504    885-2235 12.  Coast News, February 8,1977.  Day Care par excellence  by Joan Haggerty  Up the hill from the Davis Bay  beach, just behind the Wilson  Creek Community Hall, is a low  brown bungalow full of happy  children. Formerly an office  building, it was purchased and  moved to its present location in  the summer of '72 by a small  group of residents determined to  set up a local daycare. Now it is  a government-funded center run  with love by a trained and gentle  staff.  Inside, the building is a gay  arrangement of orange, blue,  green and yellow partitions dividing the space into areas for  reading, eating at bright round  tables, caring for pets, napping,  raising both plants and, it seems,  lots of tricycles. Just inside the  front door are several notes  tacked to the wall to be used when  appropriate: WE'RE AT THE  BEACH. WE'RE UP AT THE  PLAYGROUND. WE'RE ON A  SCIENCE    WALK. SHHH,  WE'RE NAPPING. The use of  the word "we" tells you the children are treated as people. And,  in fact, they love it. Here are  some of their comments:  ' 'You make good friends here."  "You get to play with Noname  Cat."  "You can type on a real typewriter."  ' 'You can paint your hands pink."  "You go to the beach' in the  summer."  The staff encourages such  spontaneity. They try for that  delicate line between not enough  structure and too much freedom.  They help the children take responsibility for doing what they  can for themselves, to work  things out with their peers without too much fighting.  A new staff member, Wilma  Baptiste, told me about her first  day on the job. A small boy took  her by the hand, sat her down in  the middle of the floor, and started building a house around her.  She had to stay very still. "I was  allowed two slits for my eyes  between the coloured plastic  crates. The next day he came  looking for me again. I guess  he's just working something  out." With this relaxed attitude  creating such a good atmosphere  for play, daycare workers are  justified in feeling insulted when  they're called babysitters.  They're in continuous training;  they take courses in pre-school  language, nutrition, child development, art, and music. It's  pre-school education par excel-  lance.  Until recently, daycare has in  general had a rather bad press,  its popular image derived from a  picture of a bleak Dickensian  orphanage with defaulted children lined in rows of small hard  cots. Or they were charity run  church basements for desperate  For all your Carpets  T. Sinclair  885-9327  mothers on welfare who were  forced to go out to work. All too  often, in crowded cities particu--  larly, this is still true.  Children, say the opponents,  need the intimate one-to-one relationship at home with mother  until they are school age. They  need her arm to hang onto for  that brief moment before going  out once again to deal with the  neighbourhood. The constancy  of that presence is what builds  a child's security and trust. An  author in a recent issue of Harper's spoke of that irreplacable  parental intimacy as the experience of "breathing her breath,  running your smooth hand over  his scrapy cheek."  Nobody is suggesting that daycare take the place of good relationships at home. The hope is  to supplement them. Many  parents at home, the larger  percentage still mothers, have  great difficulty being on twenty-  four hour a day demand for one or  more small children. Single  parents in particular need the  support of other people who are  committed to sharing the often  boring details of the child's de  velopment,  of women  Increasing numbers  wish to earn their  own money. And everyone needs  time to themselves; even the  children know that. Parents are  people too.  Yet, many parents considering  daycare feel guilty about "institutionalizing" their children too  young. ("I wouldn't have had  children if I didn't want to spend  time with them," said one  mother.  "AU your time?"  "Well...."  A mother in favor of daycare  said she felt she had become a  much better parent since her  child had been there; now she  had the choice of spending part  of her day her own way.) And,  considering the quality of our  daycare, there's no need, to  worry; this is no dark loveless  institution. You can bring or  pick up your child any time between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Nobody need be hurried out of  the house in the morning. All too  often, when the pre-schooler is  home all day, he or she is rushed  along on adult time to accompany  the  grown-up  on  adult  duties  xxM  whereas the daycare is set up on  child time. The ratio of child  to adult is kept low, about 3-4  children to one teacher so each  person gets special attention.  The atmosphere is as homey as  any home I've ever visited. They  even have two kitchens, one for  making play-dough pies and one  for making reai live snacks.  For a child to get a really good  experience there, the channels  of communication between child,  parent, and daycare worker must  be kept open because, if the daycare comes to know better how.  the child functions in a group,  the parent is bound to know more  about how the child functions  individually. Parents and staff  discuss together how much time  would be good for everybody. A  two day week? Four days a  week? Three hours a day? Six?  One of their recent ways of keeping in touch is through letters  slipped into the childrens' lunch  kits:  Dear Parents,  We all know that snow means  extra housework and cautious  driving but the children know how  beautiful and interesting it is -  and how much funl The sunshine  is great too! Interests and activities at daycare include weather  pictures, rock collecting, house  building, cooking, swinging,  cycling, birdwatching and so on.  The list is endless.  Sincerely,  Bonnie, Donna  Deanie, Wilma, Mike.  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