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 X  \ 'i r��  ^W  V '"Vi  V  Q?  flie ^Sunstiine  r-eio 1-/1^  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15C per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  Volume 30, Number 10  March 8,1977  Fishing Dispute intensifies  Bill Edney makes a point at the recent ferry meeting.    Ferry officials are at opposite ends ofthe table.  Little hope ofaction after ferry- nie&ting  U everything goes according to  schedule, the Queen of Tsawwassen will be back on the Horseshoe Bay Langdale run on Friday  this week, replacing B. C. Ferries  latest bad joke, The Queen of The  Islands. This was one of the few  pieces of information given out  at the meeting between B. C.  Ferries representative Bill Bouchard and Capt. E. P. DeCunha  (catering), and coastal representatives.  Although last Tuesdays meeting was to discuss catering, a  large portion of it was taken up  with the important problem of  overloading during the peak  tourist season. Bill Edney suggested that a ,special off:peak  - rate:' ;7irnlgh^"^&cdiii^e^,visitors  to spread themselves out over  , the day, instead of causing a daily  bottleneck at the terminals. The  ferry officials appeared not to  grasp the idea and mumbled  something about people paying  the full rate and then due to  overloading, are held back and  travel on the cheaper period.  When the subject got around to  catering, it turned out that Capt.  E. P. DeCunha is from the portion control school and treats food  as a commodity rather than something that could, with a little  imagination and care, taste good.  Don Pearsall told him about when  it was a pleasure to eat on the  ferries  in the past,  and asked  the  Captain  if  there   was   any  chance in the future of people  looking   forward   to   eating   on  board ship.   Capt. DeCunha felt  that he would rather give everyone a chance at an egg sandwich than a few people having a  decent   meal.       "What   would  happen," he said,  "if someone  bought a full meal and the ferry  docked, they would be screaming  for a refund." How many people  have been eating dessert at Trolls  in Horseshoe Bay when the ferry  came in, and expected a refund  for the uneaten, portion?    Other  topics were brought up.-but^no.^  YeMaSsyfjsrs, were given.  It turns out that the ferry representatives cannot give promises  of definite action, until they have  conferred with their bosses. It '  can only be hoped that at the  "��� next meeting they will have been  told what to do.  The spirit of the meeting was  understood exactly by Capt.  DeCunha when he said, "We are  getting more mileage out of this  meeting than you are." The next  meeting will be in Powell River  on April 5th, at noon. Let's hope  WE get some mileage next time.  d>'  ;  Sechelt Faiiiily Month  Sechelt Village Council at its  regular meeting held on Wednesday, March 2nd, voted to designate May as Family Month. The  impetus for the move came from  Father Nicholson of the Hoiy  Family Church in Sechelt. He  described for council at the meeting the activities of the B. C.  Conference on the Family and the  aims of the proposed family  month committee.  The basic aim of the committee  would be, in Father Nicholson's  words, "...to throw light on the  family UIlit.J^'.;Nichqison.said|tthat  there Was a crying need to strengthen the family bond;' The Sechelt priest said that the proposed  committee should consist of six  or seven members and he suggested several activities that it  could consider undertaking.  In committee reports at the  meeting, Alderman Booth reported that a passable road has  now been built into the satellite  fire station at Tuwanek but that  it still requires gravelling. Booth  also presented a report from the  Provincial Emergencies Procedures meeting which he attended  recently   in   Arnprior,   Ontario.  - In other committee reports  Alderman Leitner reported to  council that the proposed new  Highway will not interfere with  the airport, therefore he moved  and Alderman Thompson seconded that the surveying contract  be awarded to D. Roy as his was  the lowest bid received. Leitner  also reported that Mr. ^aba-had  recommended that no ball be  played in Hackett Park this year..  Use of the school grounds was <  suggested but the matter was  tabled to the next meeting. 7 .,:  ^AWerman ^ooth. reported >thj^ti|  in a committee held earlier with  the "executive of the Sechelt  Legion, the executive had asked  that consideration be given to  paving a twelve-foot strip of road  allowance in front of their hall  and that an engineering study be  conducted on the lane to determine how much fill is required to  ensure a 6% grade and the cost  of a retaining wall. Further  discussion would then be held on  ways and means of financing.  A letter is to go to Haydn Killam  pertaining to the land and to the  bonding requirement.  In Halfmoon Bay Developments, the Clerk reported that  Len Van Egmond's request for  highway service has been sent  to the Land Registry Office for  advice.  The dispute between coastal salmon trailers and the Department of Fisheries over the proposed division of the Gulf of  Georiga into two areas intensified this past week. Local fishermen are irate over the lack of consultation with proposed new  regulations which will possibly affect their livelihood. They are  also irate at the lack of regulations to cover so-called sports  fishing, pointing out that if conservation of existing salmon  stocks is really the aim then some form of regulation over the  ever-growing fleet of sports fishermen, many of whom use the  same equipment as the commercial fishermen, would seem to  beindrder. 77J7:.;'.:-. ,;'-'-.-  , A^-spokesman ;for the Fisheries Department informed the  \u. Coast News tha^re^  fishermen are definitely being considered. Mr. Allan Gibson,  Manager of the Georgia-Johnstone Straits Branch of the Department of Fisheries defended the proposal in a letter to this  newspaper, saying in part, "I hope that the enclosure adequately describes the problem and identifies the benefits that  could be realized by the "inside" fishermen. While there are  many other problems associated with Gulf of Georgia fisheries  this is one of the least restrictive measures proposed as it offers  achoice."  Fisheries  The enclosure mentioned by  Gibson claims that increased  effort during the first part of the  troll season within Georgia Strait  by West Coast Trailers and Combination Boats has resulted in:  increased catches of immature  chinook salmon during April and  May; increased 'shaker' catches  of sub-legal chinook and preseason cohoe, most of which die  as a result of being hooked, even  though thrown back; reduced  catches for vessels dependent on  the Gulf; and an overall reduction  in the average weight of chinooks  caught, with consequent reduction in earnings for trailers dependent on Georgia Strait.  The enclosure from Gibson's  ^���O'-'/'K^'  A truck hauling concrete suffered a  broken drive shaft at the bottom of  the highway hill in Gibsons.    The load  had to be transferred and traffic was  impeded for over three hours.  Bubble-covered pool for Gibsons  It has been decided that a 25  metre pool is unfeasible for this  area and plans are going ahead  on a 60 x 24 foot bubble covered  one. This decision was reached  after the Village Clerk Jack  Copeland and Alderman Ted  Hume returned from Vancouver  with studies on other municipal  pools. One of the main misgivings had been that an uncovered pool would only be operational in the summer and for the  rest of the year would be un-  sed, but still a burden on the tax  payers. Alderman Hume informed council at last Wednesdays- meeting that  a  previous  proposal by Alderman .Metzler of this will have to be discussed  for a bubble covering was prac- with representatives from these  tical year round. areas.  Mr. Hume brought council up  to date on the dog pound. A new  van has been purchased and the  village will be advertising in the  near future for someone to fill  the position as dog catcher. He  felt there is more to the job than  was first thought, an euthanasia  machine has to be purchased and  the operator will need training  from the S.P.C.A. in handling it.  Areas E and F don't have much of  a problem at present except  around school yards and policing  In the future people from Gibsons and Pender Harbour who  get rid of their garbage are in for  a long drive. A central garbage  dump three miles outside Sechelt  will be serving the whole area.  Alderman Metzler asked the  Village Clerk to contact the Regional District to see if they would  consider including the Village of  Gibsons in their garbage pick  up contract, either by sub contract or inclusion in their own  contract.  In memory of Cliff Gilker  . The regional district ofthe Sunshine Coast lost one of its most  conscientious and selfless' workers last week when J. Clifford  Gilker passed away. Mr. Gilker,  known to his many friends and  associates as Cliff, came to live  in Roberts Creek in the early  sixties and throughout his years  here was active in community \  interests.  In the mid-sixties Cliff Gilker  was mainly active in the area of  water supply for both domestic  and agricultural use. He approached a number of like-  minded people including Norm  Watson of Sechelt and Frank  West and an A.R.D.A. committee  was formed for agricultural regional development and attempts  were made to acquire federal  funding for a water system for  Roberts Creek and the southern  portion of the -Sunshine Coast.  The long negotiations subsequently came to naught because of a jurisdictional dispute  between the federal and provincial governments but the  spade work done by Cliff Gilker.  and his associates was put to good  use subsequently, when Dan  Campbell, then Minister of Municipal Affairs for B. C. formed the  regional district concept.  Cliff Gilker was one of the first  directors of the Regional Board  and one ofthe first legal functions  of the board was to provide water  services throughout the regional  district for those areas which did  not have water. Cliff worked very  hard to get the overall water  system in three stages which  would eventually provide the  entire district with an adequate  water supply. His efforts brought  an overall plan which was moved  in a plebiscite and accepted for  all electoral areas except Pender  Harbour which recently came in.  At the present time only Gibsons  is not part ofthe regional system.  Wh.sn the water works were  finisned, Cliff devoted his next  two or three years to the problems  of garbage collection and the improvement of the garbage dump  system. . The present efficient  regional garbage system is a  direct result of his efforts. Subsequent to the establishment of  an efficient system of garbage  collection, he turned his attention  to Community Recreation Programs and the present recreation  commission is the result of the  efforts of Cliff Gilker and his  associates.  Before coming to the Sunshine  Coast, Mr. Gilker worked for  many years for Booth Fisheries  and B. C. Packers. During the  war he was in charge of supplying  fish to both the Canadian and  American Armed Forces and in  this role was stationed much of  the time in Alaska, which state  he covered thoroughly by fish-  boat and small plane. When not  in Alaska during the war he was  located in Prince Rupert which  was at that time a large staging  base for American soldiers and  Cliff Gilker was most active in  the Prince Rupert Air Raid Patrol,  because there was a real threat  of submarine activity against  the American base.   .  When the Gilkers first moved  to the region they had a farm and  a plant nursery on Reed Road and  for some years operated Gilker's  Flower and Garden Shop in  Sechelt.  Cliff Gilker was a man who  worked unselfishly for community  goals throughout his time on the  Sunshine Coast. There are never  enough men of this stamp and the  Coast News would like to join  with the people who worked with  Cliff Gilker through the years  in an expression of sympathy to  Mrs. Gilker and the family.  office claims as its intent a reduction in trolling effort in the  Strait of Georgia April 15th to  August 15th by the election of  each trailer to troll either the outside or the inside of the Strait  of Georgia during those dates.  The choice by the trailers would  be made on an annual basis  during a two-year trial period.  Salmon fishing by other means  and in other areas would not be  affected by this "Two Area"  troll licence.  The effects of the proposal,  according to Gibson's office,  would be to reduce the troll  fleet in Georgia Strait to five  hundred vessels from one thousand. It is claimed that the proposal would reduce the early  season catch and effort and these  would be then redistributed over  the whole season resulting in a  reduction of the 'shaker' problem  and the average weight of troll-  caught chinook would thereby  increase over the season by one  or two pounds with a resultant  increase in vessel earnings in  the Strait of Georgia of 25% and a  10% increase in the sport catch.  Alternate proposals are listed  as:  1. Closure of part of the Gulf.  2. Closure' of  Gulf  in   early  season.  3. Change of size limit of chinooks to 26 inches.  The Fishery Department comments on these alternates are  that the first two would cripple  the trolling industry and the third  would kill it.  Fishermen  On    February    20th,     1977,  the trailers affected by the new  regulations ^iheld,a ^nieeti��_,v,.iOv,.  Madeira Park to determine the*;  response of commercial fisher-;  men of this region to the proposed  changes in Salmon Trolling Regulations for Georgia Strait, statistical area 13-18, and 29.   At the  close of that meeting they released the following statement:  ' 'The statement itemized below  represents an unanimous concensus rejecting the aforementioned proposals. The statement,  however, should be prefaced by  a few remarks concerning an  issue that is of considerable importance to all commercial fishermen, particularly independent  trailers, namely, communication  between the Fisheries Department and commercial fishermen.  We fervently believe that fishermen have been deliberately and  arrogantly excluded from the  decision making process, decisions which are important in  determining how fishermen make  their livlihood. The fact that only  two out of sixty people attending  the meeting had received the proposed changes vividly illustrates  this rather severe communication  gap. It is imperative therefore  that all members of the industry  be made aware of planning and  changes being considered and  undertaken by the Fisheries  Department. This cannot help  but benefit an existing relationship that leaves much to be  desired.  1. The proposed legislation is  directed solely at commercial  fishermen with absolutely no  reference to the recreational  sector. We consider this intolerable. If conservation is the issue  in these proposals then all participants in the exploitation of  the fishery resource must assume  some responsibility for the maintenance etc. of this resource.  Until now the commercial sector  has assumed an unfair proportion  of this responsibility. Any  changes in the industry must  therefore involve a more equitable participation by all fishermen, both commercial and recreational.  2. The Fisheries Department  claims that 'inside' trailers under  these proposals will be able to  fish in area B. However, area  B is often severely regulated  with closures and cannot therefore be considered of much additional benefit to the trailer who  elects to stay 'inside'. If these  proposals are intended to benefit  the smaller trailer then how is  contradiction explained? The  small trailer cannot benefit in  any way from further restrictions  on his mobility.  3. The present opening date of  April 15 is already an imposition  on the troll fleet, particularly the  small trailer. The short duration  of the season creates an unnecessary onrush of activity at the,  beginning of the season. This  could perhaps be alleviated by an  earlier opening, February 1 for  example. Rather than restrictions  of an arbitrary nature the Fisheries Department with assistance  from commercial fishermen  should explore as many available alternatives as possible to  enhance the opportunities for  small and marginal trailers to  make a decent living.  4. The  Fisheries   Department  could  provide   a   much   needed  service  to the  industry  by   explaining in depth how proposals  such as these are arrived at, and  who are the central figures in   !  drawing up these proposals.  Too  often the Fisheries Department  responds with  glib   and  superficial answers to enquiries from J  commercial fishermen. Biological'  statistics are sometimes impres-.7  sive but not always accurate and 7  certainly open to a number of interpretations.    Decisions, therefore,  based   on  these   statistics  alone are not enough to convince  commercial      fishermen      that  changes are in their own best  interests.   If lobbying by the recreational sector is influential in  the decision making process then  we commercial fishermen want  and deserve to be provided with  that information.  5. Georgia Strait is valuable in  that it 7 provides commercial  fisherineh 7\vith' the Opportunity  to check their machinery and gear  and also to train deckhands.  Being close to major repair  centres for the first two weeks or  so is a great advantage. Of no  less importance is the opportunity  to supply one's family with fish  for the summer. If instituted,  these proposals will do away with  these opportunities. In the final  analysis commercial fishermen  do not deserve to be inconvenienced any more than they already  are. ;  In conclusion, the above statement represents the sincere belief by a majority of fishermen  that the afore mentioned proposals are unfair, unwarranted  and ill conceived. These pro;-  posals not only interfere with the  traditional freedom and mobility  of commercial fishermen but  show little actual concern for the  future of commercial fishermen.  The commercial fisherman is  attempting to make a living while  the recreational sector enters  the grounds having already ���  'cashed its paycheque' so to  speak. We therefore find it  ludicrous in the extreme to expect  commercial fishermen to make  further sacrifices for the recreational sector.  The so-called 'shaker problem'  has already been with us and  whether they are killed or maimed at the hatchery or by recreational or commercial fishermen this, unfortunate situation  will not be rectified by forcing  commercial fishermen, out of  Georgia Strait. The vast numbers  of sports fishermen . often with  treble hooks must accept considerable responsibility for the  morbidity and mortality rate of  'shakers'.  It is our contention, therefore,  that the arguements offered by  the Fisheries Department in  support of these proposals are  of a superficial and ambiguous .  nature and therefore must be  rejected out of hand by commercial fishermen."  The commercial fishermen will  host an open public meeting on  Wednesday, March 9th at 7:30  p.m. in the Rod and Gun Club,  Gibsons, to further inform the  public ofthe consequences ofthe  proposed changes to Salmon  Troll regulations.  Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday ���A.  Coast News, March 8,1977  A CO-OPERATIVELY AND LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B.C., every Tuesday  By: Glassford Press Ltd.  Box 460, Gibsons Phone: 886-2622 or 886-7817  Editor-John Burnside  Advertising / Photographer - Ian Corrance  Advertising - Josef Stanishevskyj  Staff / Reporter - Bruce Wilson  Receptionist/Bookkeeper-M. M. Laplante  Production - H. Sum  Typesetting - Lindy Moseley  CNA  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.  Fisheries  There is no pretense here at being  expert opinion when it comes to the current dispute between the Fisheries  Department and the salmon trailers.  That conservation of the salmon stocks  is a priority of the highest order is something which no one would dispute, and  this is the avowed intention ofthe Fisheries Branch. The fishermen would seem  to have just cause for complaint, however, in the fact that no restrictions  have been placed on sports fishermen or  the ever-increasing number of fishing  derbies. They would also seem to have  cause for complaint about the lack of  consultation in the matter. One fisherman told me about having $9,000 worth  of equipment on his boat for abalone  fishing which the recently and suddenly  produced regulations will forbid him to  use. '  Winston Churchill once advised his  Conservative colleagues in the U. K. to  "Trust the people" at election time.  Such trust in Canada these days seems to  be at a dangerously low ebb. ft is not only  in Fisheries that we have the rushed  through legislation with perhaps a  charade of public meeting along the way.  We've seen it very. recently from the  Ferry Corporation and from the Department of Education in Victoria - and the  fishermen are right to protest it.  Further to this whole matter, here is  a quotation taken from another Federal  Government publication issued by the  Department of the Environment justifying the seal hunt in Newfoundland:  "It should be noted at the outset, however, that the dollars and cents do not  tell a full story. Sealing is an enterprise  with an air of adventure, pursued in a  hostile environment which tests the  mettle of its participants. It is part of  the cultural heritage."  Surely the same thing could be said  about the west coast trailers.  Career education  President Norm MacLellan of the  Canadian Paperworkers Union at Port  Mellon has expressed his disappointment  that Canadian Forest Products who  operate the Port Mellon mill and are the  largest employers in the area have not  yet seen fit to join the Careers Education  program which was launched on January  28th. At the meeting which launched  the program and which was attended by  local businessmen from the area as well  as representatives of government departments and corporations, Canadian  Forest Products were conspicuous by  their absence. As yet they have given  no indication of an interest in participation.  The program is being introduced to  give high school students some exposure  to and experience of the world of work  that awaits them on leaving school. It  is   understood  that   the   objections   of  Canadian Forest Products is thay they  fear that a student will be involved in an  industrial accident which would lead to  bad public relations. But the representatives of the Department of Education  and the Department of Manpower who  were here to introduce the program in  January made it clear that an agreement  had been worked.out with the Worker's  Compensation Board which made it  possible for students involved in the  Career Education program to obtain the  same coverage in the event of injury as  regular workers. Thus the program can  function under the umbrella of legal  protection for the student, the family,  the employer, and the school board.  This would seem to answer CanFor's  objections. The program would seem to  be a worthwhile one and it is to be hoped  that our largest local employer will see  fit to lend it its support.  Rights  Gibsons   Lions   Club   President   Joe  Kampman phoned up last week with what  seems a legitimate beef about the arrogance of bigness.   You may recall that  last year Eatons of Canada went out of  the catalogue business. There were a few  bad jokes about what the poor Saskatchewan farmers would do in the outhouse  now, but most of us are not Saskatchewan  farmers and the Eaton's catalogue is not  central to our lives and was speedily  forgotten.    Eaton's still has, however,  a massive list of the names and addresses  of their former customers and lately has  been selling them for so much per thou  sand to various outfits who want to know  where to send their junk mail. A spokesman for Eatons, when queried about the  ethics of what they were doing, informed  the questioner that, "People don't  legally have property rights to their  names so we don't see any problem."  Lome Parton in a recent issue of the  Vancouver Province tells us that the  gentleman who said that is one Vernon  Reynolds and the Toronto city directory  lists his address as 236 Johnston Avenue,  North York, Ontario. As Parton says,  "Just in case you were interested."  ...from the files of Coast News  5 YEARS AGO  Four young Gibsons men were involved  in a spectacular accident completely  wrecking a truck and sending the quartet  to hospital. They smashed head on into  a 60 foot tree and the impact so shook  the tree that it cracked some 30 feet from  the ground.  10 YEARS AGO  Marvin John, 11, is the first reserve  Indian to be invested in Sechelt Scout  Troop.  15 YEARS AGO  Tenders are being sought by the department of Public Works in Ottawa for  construction of a Post Office building in  Gibsons.  At the movies: G.I. Blues, featuring  Elvis Presley.  20 YEARS AGO  Ad:    Husbands!    Wives I    Get pep,  vim, feel younger! Thousands of couples  are weak, worn-out, exhausted just because body lacks iron. For new younger  feeling after 40, try Oxtrex Tonic Tablets.  25 YEARS AGO  A community hall is finally opened in  Wilson Creek.  As close as your mail box each week:  The Coast News by annual subscription...  and cheaper too, only $2.00 a year.  Subscribe now!  30 YEARS AGO  Truly a boon to busy housewifes is  the new "Beatty Automatic" a smooth  looking counter height washing machine.  Following its 30 minute operation, the  washer proceeds to clean itself and shut  off automatically.  Suggestion that the word "Landing"  be dropped from the format title of  Gibsons Landing met with general  approval at the council meeting of the  Board of Trade.  Porpoise Bay, early 1900's. Dirt road dips to cross stream from  present sanctuary to dead-end at beach to right of tall tree.  Four-Mile Point centre; Poise Island, once a burial place known  to the aboriginal Sechelts as Mah-kwah'-lay, to right.   Slahlt,  depopulated "capital" ofthe Tah-wahn'-kwuh people, extreme  right. No wharf. No Tyee Airlines. No road around this end  of Sechelt Inlet. C. Bradbury photo, donated to Elphinstone  Pioneer Museum by E.S.Clayton. L.R.Peterson  Musings  John Burnside  I've got the feeling that I've  somehow passed from a minority  group into a majority group without really noticing the transition.  Is it my imagination only or are  the happily marrieds become the  minority whilst those of us with  at least one divorce are now the  majority group? Certainly I get  the impression that the never-  marrieds, the marrieds, and the  divorced are about equal in  numbers.  I know the pitfalls of one man's  casual researchings. I know that  when you have been divorced you  . meet a higher proportion of divorcees but stUl my experience with  the divorce courts was quite an  eye-opener.  To begin with, of course, the  setting was much grander than  the setting of the wedding, which  took place in a remarkably undistinguished Anglican Church in  one of the less grand areas of  Montreal. The divorce took place  in the imposing marble halls of  the Court House in Vancouver.  Quite apart, however, from the  imposing marble halls I was  flabbergasted by the number of  divorces taking place on what one  supposed was an average midweek day in March and indeed by  the dispatch with which they were  effected.  There were six divorce courts  going full blast - each producing  a divorce every seven minutes.  The soon-to-be-divorced sat  around in uncomfortable and self-  conscious little groups awaiting  the dispensation of the law.  Black-robed lawyers, seemingly  by the dozen, paced the halls  solemly or stood like graven  pillars of steadfast support beside their particular sections of  the woebegone parade, waiting  with stoical gravity to pick up  their $400 for their seven minutes  of work.  There is something about  scenes of mock grandeur that  brings the worst of my sense of  the ridiculous to the fore. I  found myself unable and unwilling to shake the image of the  black robes as so many vultures  feeding on the decayed matrimonial hopes that were gathered  in that place. I should also make  clear that our route to the divorce  courts led through the three-year  separation followed by a divorce  appeal based on simple marriage  breakdown.    There are  several  advantages to this, as I see it. In  the first place some modicum of  dignity is possible. Foolish and  irrelevant stories about who,slept  with whom and when dredged up  in public court can be avoided.  Also, with a three year gap between the end of the marriage  and the divorce, wounds can have  time to heal and the pettiness and  nastiness so often attendant on  the break-up of relationships can  be avoided.  As a result of these sensible  precautions my ex-wife and I  approached the dreadful business  in a spirit of some amicability  and concord. We waited our turn  and watched the lawyers and the  distressed people they serviced.  New in my life at that time were  a pair of soft contact lenses being  worn for the first time. Conquest  lenses my daughter calls them,  precocious imp. As we waited  in the midst of the pathetic and  ridiculous ' pomposity of black  robes and marble and pain, my  eyes began to bother me some.  Nothing serious. A squirt or two  from my little bottle of saline  solution, I had been told, would  be sufficient to relieve the irritation. I squirted just as we were  called into court.  Now, I ask you. Give an actor  a prop and watch him perform.  As they announced Burnside  versus Burnside my sense of the  ridiculousness of the setting and  the grave, over-paid lawyers  overcame me. I had water running from my eyes. It was too  good an opportunity to miss. I  knelt with streaming eyes in the  very door of the divorce court  and began to plead for one last  chance. My ex-wife, of course,  knew exactly what was happening  and was leaning against the  door post laughing helplessly.  The other sufferers, snapped for  a moment out of their lethargy  of pain stared incredulously.  Look, their faces said, look at  that hard-hearted bitch laughing  in the face of that poor weeping  man who is begging for one last  chance. My lawyer helped me  to my feet and we proceeded.  , It took seven minutes, as I  mentioned. The elderly judge  had been hearing tales of woe all  day and now it was late in the  afternoon. ' He nodded off halfway though and dozed quietly till  the end when he roused himself  with a start  and  said,   "What  ���.���...���.���.���.���...���.���  ���.... <.%���  Piano  by D. H. Lawrence  Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me;  Taking me back down the vista of years, till I see  A child sitting under the piano, in the boom of the' tingling strings  And pressing the small poised feed of a mother who smiles as she sings.  In spite of myself, the insidious mastery of song  Betrays me back, till the heart of me weeps to belong  To the old Sunday evenings at home, with winter outside  And hymns in the cozy parlour, the tinkling piano our guide.  So now it is vain for the singer to burst into clamour  With the great black piano appassionato. The glamour  Of childish days is upon me, my manhood is cast  Down in the flood of remembrance, I weep like a child for the past.  Slings & Arrows  J^George Matthews  about the children?" The lawyer  assured him that that had been  dealt with adequately and we  were divorced.  The whole performance was  not without, as I hope I have  indicated, its elements of absurdity. Yet the judge's question  was the right one. What about  the children. Apart from the  pompous folly of the law, perhaps  nothing quite demands adult  behaviour of adults than how they  deal with the question of their  children in the event of a divorce.  Too many times thay are used as  the rope in a parental tug of war.  Too many times they - or the  questions of their custody and  ' care - become weapons with  which the erstwhile partners  seek to wound each other and  wind up wounding only the defenseless young.  The last couple of decades have  seen an enormous increase in the  incidence of divorce. I do not  write to condone it but to suggest  however obliquely that civilized  and decent behaviour can be  attempted even in this most  painful of negotiations.  Much has been written by  many more learned than I about  this phenomenon of divorce but  I have a feeling that much of the  cause of the divorce explosion  has been the decline of the extended families. The mobility  and rootlessness of our generation has left parents isolated as  parents. A generation or two ago  when the world seemed more  stable and people stayed more  where they were there were aunts  and uncles and grandparents  down the road, on the next street  or in the neighbouring village.  If Mum and Dad were having  a rough time there was always  someone to relieve them of their  parental duties long enough to  take a few days together to get  re-acquainted as people. It took  the edge off conflict before it  could fester and become incurable.  Those days are gone, now, and  divorce is a commonplace. If  and when it happens about all  that we can decently do is behave  as well and as fairly as we can  manage and do what we can to  lessen the impact on the innocent.  Oh yes, and bear the expensive  and pompous ponderousness of  the law with what dignity we can  muster.  There is a great deal of intellectual laziness about these  days. Then again, maybe there  always has been. The kind of  laziness I'm referring to has to  do with the incredible willingness  of the citizenry to allow governments, bureaucracies and even  newspapers to tell them what it  is they should be worried and  concerned about. Think about it  for a moment. We have been  told variously that the great  issues of our time are; Quebec  separatism, the need for a repatriated constitution, an independent foreign policy, the lack  of government control over the  C.B.C., the decimation of whales,  the power stuggle between the  provinces and the federal government, and of course the list goes  on forever.  Quite frankly, I think we've  been duped. The great issues of  our time are more accurately the*  ' things that are bothering you and  me, multiplied several thousand  or even million times by all of  those people just like us. We  have been told by both government and press that education is  a "problem". If this be so, where  are the hundreds of citizens  flocking to schools and school  board meetings to register their  protest? Our local newspapers  are filled with "news" concerning the regional board; where  are the tides of protest? All three  newpapers, the Coast News and  the two brand X's (I bite my  tongue, one is brand X the other  is brand A) have been preoccupied recently with schools and  ferries. On a list of my 10 most  difficult problems, schools and  ferries have got to rank at least  11th or 12th if not lower.  The point here is that other  people are inventing our problems for us. This is a dangerous  idea for a number of reasons.  First, we end up fighting or protesting about things that really  don't bother us at all. Secondly,  the things we are really concerned about get side tracked and  nothing gets done about them.  Thirdly, and perhaps most  seriously, we begin to lose confidence in our judgement. We  end up saying, "If this doesn't  concern anybody else then I  guess there's something wrong .  with me."  The most dangerous result of  misleading the people about the  important issues is that it doesn't  take long before the "problem  generators" begin to believe in  their own thinly disguised propaganda. There are any number of  historical precedents to support  the notion that governments can  lose touch with reality by beginning to believe their own copy.  One of the more fascinating is  the tragic tale of the moderate  reformers ofthe March to November regime of pre-soviet Russia,  1917. Miliukov, Kerensky and  any number of other moderate,  liberal intellectuals told the  people that what Russia really  needed was freedom of religion,  an end to the persecution of the  Jews, freedom of speech, a new  constitution for Finland, new  liberties for the Poles and quite  a few other liberal democratic  niceties. The government insisted that if these abstractions  were granted then all would be  well. The official publications  pitched in by insisting that these  were the fundamental reforms of  any incipient, would-be democracy and that great Mother Russia  would be saved if only these objectives could be achieved.  The gov Ynment lasted about  eight montns. A group of expatriate radicals did what the  whole Russian government could  not; they cut through the nonsense and saw the truth, what the  people wanted was not the abstractions invented by the government but something far more  basic and concrete, "Peace, Land  and Bread". History goes on to  tell us the price of allowing ourselves to be deluded. Any society  which allows others to do its  thinking must of necessity collapse.  You may be unconvinced by  my arguments. I hope you are  not easily convinced.'  Now, I'm not really sure what  the great issues of our time  really are and it would be decidedly hypocritical of me to tell  you what they are. Just for the  record however here are the 10  most disturbing problems to me;  my inability to get along with  some of the people I meet, the  scarcity of good inexpensive  property, the high cost of house  construction, trying to quit  smoking, the outrageous price of  beer, sharing MY car with my  wife, losing weight, fear of the  male menopause, not having  enough wood for the rest of the  winter, and, will cougars kill my i  lambs again this year?  Of these 10 problems, five are  '.  personal; things that only I can  deal with, but the other five are  definitely larger in scope and I'm  ;  sure other people somewhere in  our country share them with me.  If however,   this   is   the   case,   ���  where are the government pro-  =  grams to deal with the problems?  '  Where are the editorials attacking  ;  the issues?   The answer is that f  the government only faces the   :  problems  of governments,   not \  people, and newspapers try to >  deal with the problems of news-   ���  papers.  Don't get me wrong. I'm not i  trying to suggest that we should -1  not get involved in other peoples' i  problems, but that we should '.  make sure first that the "prob- j  lems" we try to solve are really '  problems in the first place.  The next time someone tries '  to define your problems for you ���  take a minute to think about ���  whether that's really YOUR '.  problem or not.  fltfSSSSSSK  Editors Quote Book  America is the only country ever founded on the  printed word.  Marshall McLuhan ������#'���  Coast News, March 8,1977.  3.  LETTERS to the EDITOR  Changes  Editor:  I wish to register a strong  protest against the proposed  changes in regulations requiring  fishermen to choose to fish in  inside or outside waters.  If forced to choose most fishermen will elect to fish in outside  waters. Under the proposals  this would deny them the right to  fish in the Gulf of Georgia, a  right which is traditional and goes  back two or more generations  fbr many local fishermen.  We believe that the claim made  by the Fisheries Department that  the regulations are partly for  conservation reasons to be outright deception since these waters  remain open for sports fishing 365  days a year. This includes Americans who for a small fee can obtain a sports fishing licence to  fish in waters being denied  Canadians trying to make a  living.  Is this part of the government's  usual policy of selling out Canada?  It is a sad day when we are  denied equal rights with foreigners in our own country. Are  commercial fishermen to be  denied the right to fish in their  traditional waters while others,  including people from other  countries can fish in those same  waters 365 days a year? And this  is in the name of conservation?  While at the same time the Department of the Environment  (which is the same as fisheries)  is considering a proposal to allow  Liberian supertankers into Kitimat?  Does the government want to  make it harder and harder for us  to make a living to the point of  evenually putting us out of business as has been done with the  small logger, etc.? Are there not  enough unemployed in this  country? Is this in order to give  everything to the big corporations? If so will not the sport  fisherman follow his commercial  brother quite soon?  In their pamphlet explaining  the new proposals the Fisheries  Department states that in- recent  years'"'large' numbers of boats  have taken to fishing Georgia  Strait at the beginning of the  Chinook and Coho seasons. However a graph in the same pamphlet shows a decline in effort from  1962 onwards with 1975 (the  latest year shown) being little  more than half of 1962. Presumably records for 1976 are not  shown in the graphs because they  would even less support their  claims.  Another thing we wish to protest is the lack of information  ���being provided fishermen. At  a recent meeting about sixty  fishermen were asked if they had  received notice of the proposed  changes. Some had received  information from the union or the  local fisheries officer. None had  received anything by mail. When  they want our $200.00 licence fee  they know our addresses, yet  when decisions are being made  that affect our livelihood we are  lucky to find out.  A little honesty and fair dealing  on the part of the Department of  Fisheries would go a long way  toward creating an atmosphere  of co-operation among fishermen  when genuine measures for conservation are instituted. Commercial fishermen are interested  in conservation, their future livelihood depends upon it.  Donald Goudge  Restrictions  Editor:  In regards to the two licence  proposal for the Gulf of Georgia.  As third and fourth generation  fishermen we strongly oppose  the proposal. We believe that  there are enough restrictions on  the commercial fishermen.  Our season starts on April 15th  ends September 30th. A well  known sports writer for the Province paper says there is no way  200,000 sports men could hurt  the fisheries. So how could 500  commercial trailers who fish  the Gulf for 3 or 4 weeks at the  start of the season hurt the  fisheries? Remember a vast  number of the sports fleet uses  the same type of gear as the commercial trailer, cannon balls and  steel lines. The only difference  is they use them 365 days a year.  There seems to be no restrictions on fish derbys. Anyone  who wants to start one can do  so. The big derby is proposed to  run over 4 weekends this year.  This will draw out a lot of people  that normally don't fish just to  have a chance at the big prize.  In these days of job shortages,  we cannot see why the fisheries  department is trying to create  more job shortages.  L. E. Nichols  L. W. Nichols  C. Nichols  Arbor Day  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 cf  Lourdes Church, Indian Reserve  10:00 a.m. Holy Family Church  885-9526  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30 a.m.-St. John's  Davis Bay  11:15 a.m.-Gibsons  886-2333  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  883-2736  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  Services and Sunday School are  held each Sunday at 11:15 a.m. in  St. John's United Church, Davis  Bay.  Wednesday Eve. Testimony: 7:45]  All Welcome!  Phone 885-3157, 886-7882 or  883-9249  BAPTIST CHURCH  Pastor F. Napora  Office 886-2611 Res. 885-9905  CALVARY - Park Rd., Gibsons  SUNDAYS  Morning Worship 9:30 a.m.  Sunday School 10:45 a.m.  Evening Fellowship 7:00 p.m.  1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday  Thursday - Prayer and Bible  Study 7:00p.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:  Many of us were sad when the  broad-leafed maples at the  Elementary school were felled.  These were a heritage from the  now defunct Arbour Day, as are  the sugar maples that scream  their colours each autumn.  The holly trees that brighten  our winter days are a legacy from  Mr. Gibson, who planted two in  the family graveyard at Pioneer  Park. The birds did the rest.  Can we not reinstitute Arbour  Day as a community effort?  Ornamental trees through the  village would be a great asset.  Yours truly  Eileen Glassford  Refutation  Editor:  It is with reluctance and regret  that I took a pen in hand to write  this letter. The reason for my  writing is a letter written to the  Sunshine Coast Regional Board  on the 3rd of February 1977 by  the wife of one of my competitors,  and did accuse me of the following:  1. Illegal land use in connection  with my business.  2. Shop building not conforming  to the National Building Code.  3. Not paying utilities at commercial rates.  4. Not complying with W.C.B.  regulations.  In the consequent press reports  of the SCRD meeting there was a  report of some more mud slinging, implying that I was in business illegally, that I was moonlighting and generally was in unfair competition with local business.  In spite ofthe fact that the complaining lady received a reply on  the 16th of February, 1977 from  the Planning Department of the  SCRD refuting her charges,  neither her, nor her co-complain-  ers (there were four other signatures on her letter) had the courtesy even to call me and apologize  let alone try and make amends  publicly.  Therefore the distasteful job  of removing the mud, so freely  flung at me, became my task.  To answer the charges levelled  at me, I shall follow the order in  which they were made.  In answer to Number 1, I am  enclosing a copy of the SCRD  Planner Mr. P. Moritz's letter  that he wrote me at my request.  (Copy enclosed, see below.)  Dear Mr. Bandi:  Re: D.L. 1379, Block B, Lot  29, Plan 1938.  Confirming our telephone conversation this morning, I am glad  to send you this letter about your  auto body business on the above  property..  The Regional District is satisfied that your repair shop, is; an.  legal non-conforming use as you  have had a business licence for  auto body work since before the  adoption of the Regional District's first zoning bylaw in 1970.  Thus, subject to section 705  of the Municipal Act, you may  continue that use notwithstanding  the provisions of Sunshine Coast  Regional District Land Use Regulation Bylaw No. 96 concerning  uses in a Residential 1 Zone.  P. R. Moritz  Planning Director  Number 2, non compliance with  the Building Code. On my building permit issued for the construction of my shop, it states in  two places: Full compliance  with the National Building Code  required. The former building inspector Mr. F. Rayburn used  to live across the street from my  shop, and as a concientious and  dedicated man I am sure he would  not have tolerated any deviation  from the code, however, he.  needn't have had to. I have a  copy of the National Building  Code, and having built the shop,  made certain of full compliance.  Number 3. Not paying commercial utilities: Anyone wishing  to check has my express consent  to contact B. C. Hydro, B. C.  Tel, and the Regional Water  Board to confirm that I do pay  commercial rate on all three  utilities.  Number 4: Non compliance  with W.C.B. regulations. I have  (and had for years) a copy of the  W.C.B. Accident Prevention  Regulations, have read it and do  comply with it. It's in my best  interest to do things in a safe  manner.  About location, there is another  aspect of not locating in prime  commercial areas. One has to  have a much higher advertising  budget to remind people of the  fact that he is in business, which  is a considerable operating expense, but that is part of the  game to accept.  Another point on moonlighting  (although I personally don't do  it), anyone who has the energy  and ambition to tackle two jobs  is doing his apprenticeship to  become a small businessman and  should be applauded and not  disparaged.  Peter Bandi  Brougham Autobody  %  .*  The 400 Club Lions Draw this  week,had pne;,of .their drawingsi;  for- the big $1,000 prize: Johns,  Yates of Gibsons, who is-the  Terminal Manager of the B. C.  Ferry Terminal at Langdale took  the big cheque. The winning  ticket was drawn this week by the  President of the Gibsons Lions  Club, Joe Kampman.  WATCH FOR  LUCKY 7  iJr    at     '*  COASTAL  TIRES  Opening  new doors  jfc-ito small  ���Jbusiness  Financial assistance  Management counselling  Management training  Information on government  programs for business  On Wednesday, March 16th  one of our representatives  will be at  Bella Beach Motel,  Sechelt, Tel: 885-9561  If you require financing to start, modernize or  expand your business and are unable to  obtain it elsewhere on reasonable terms and  conditions or il you are interested in the  FBDB management services of counselling  and training or wish information on  government programs available for your  business, talk to our representative.  FEDERAL  BUSINESS  DEVELOPMENT BANK  145 West 15th Street,  North Vancouver, B. C.  Telephones, Ferries, and Recreation  President Frank West of the  Gibsons Heights and West  Gibsons Heights Ratepayers  Association opened the meeting,  held Tuesday, March 1st, with a  suggestion that attendant members observe two minutes silence  in tribute to the late Clifford  Gilker with whom West worked  for many years on the Regional  Board. At West's suggestion, it  was moved by Dick Stewart,  representing Area E Regional  Board Director Ed Johnson, and  seconded by Mrs. Leslie that  flowers and a sympathy card be  sent to the widow.  It was brought out during the  reading of correspondence that  hearings will be heard later this  month in Vancouver to determine  whether or not increases for  telephone service are fully justified. President West urged as  many people as possible to attend, even if only for an hour or  two. "There is no doubt, at all,"  he said, "that if the commissioners are faced with only the  barristers representing the telephone company, the whole question of the rate increases will get  6nly the most cursory of examinations. If the public is there they  have to explain themselves  with them that there was some  honest concern about the quality  of our service," said West.  "After this most recent meeting,  however, I have to conclude  that what the Ferry Corporation  is embarked upon is nothing more  than a public relations exercise  which is designed to choke off  our complaints."  One of the ratepayers present  who identified himself as a regular commuter offered the observation that out of 200 regular  customers on the early boat he  doubted if as many as ten of them  ate on board. Another ratepayer  told of a regular ferry traveller  who habitually had brown toast  in the morning but came back to  the table recently with white  toast. Whe he was questioned  about it he said that he had been  offered by way of explanation  the information that "the brown  toaster isn't working this morning."  Apparently the Superintendent  of Catering for the Ferries defended the service and maintained the "Only food of the  highest quality was served."  President West said the next  meeting with ferry representatives will be held in Powell River  said West.  Noting and regretting the recent health-induced retirement  of Norm Watson from the Recreation Commission, West with  his background in regional board  financing, offered the meeting  these observations: ' 'If the whole  region goes into recreation at the  proposed two-mill rate $160,000  would be immediately realized.  $80,000 of this would be for  capital services, making $700,000  in immediate available capital  achievable and leaving $80,000  for operating expenses. Individually," said West, "as small  groups we can do nothing. As  a large group we might well do  much."  We have some veiy nice little ���i���  "Peanuts Characters" Notes for  your young ones, use them as an  incentive.to start them off on a  literary career perhaps!  - Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  ^L**^* m& _^ _^S_�� *^* St? ^6* *X* *A* -^f^&^^P ^_?^_*  ^������"J* ^t* *T* ^^^^ *J�� ^t* *f* *i* *T* *T* ^^^Ty*^I* ^^  ELSON'S  GLASS  Sealed Unit  Patio Doors  N.H.A.  From $134.99 up  886-7359  As has been the case in many   in April^ ^I^���H����.����Pf��iIl  parts of the Sunshine Coast of  BONNIEBROOK LODGE  Beautiful    Sunshine Coast at Gower Point  Connie Achterberg  Your Hostess  & BREAKFAST  * DINING ROOM  * GUEST ROOMS  886-9033  late, the question of our ferry  service came in for some spirited  discussion at the meeting of the  ratepayers. President West had  been named to the committee  which met with representatives of  the B. C. Ferry Corporation to  discuss catering on board the  ferries on the afternoon of March  1st and his report to the association was pessimistic. "I- felt  after the first meeting we had  mt & ^ alff afc 4fr^^^* 4*^4^^ ^l*^^^.  ��� 4--J-*!��� ���1**1��� *^^^^^^*^.^p*J*^^*|*^*^^  Laura Secord's world famous  "Easter Eggs" will soon be here,  also a few other Chocolate  favorites.      Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  FROM:  CONTINENTAL TRAVEL  Trail Bay Mall    885-3277  ]i-.r.i.,~~:_on rcy  BRITISH COLUMBIAFERRY CORPORATION  G  '��i  Did you hear  we can sail most . .  days half price?y        A  Let's go to  the  mainland  mid-week!  ?v  .../���$**��  1*  *V   Kids too!* J  Passengers  both ways  for less!  go1  *--��� nif^"  tf  ", i>"wiiii"|  i �� *���'t    'Sin' inn ftiiniintii   uMiii^iir *  711 "..'M-:.'.^  Z3C   1' HITl  iJP   \*tfM  !4jSii ii   mu  -"TV  II���\ : If  II \x ��'*!  People Days  are the ones when you can enjoy your ferry  services at a special low price, for passengers  only. Travel on days we have more space  aboard for you and we'll all save money. Take  a look at our People Days calendar and the  attractive new rates offered below. Then plan  your trip.. .Vancouver Island, the Mainland,  Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast. We want you to  travel People Days. You'll want to yourself.  Good company costs less on People Days!  Here are some People Days tips:  Sail by Bus-Between Vancouver Island and  the Mainland there are buses on every ship, to  the Sunshine Coast frequent through service.  Tours-Organize a group (15 people or more),  charter a bus during the off-peak days.You'll  be surprised at additional savings! Example-  school children and sporting groups with  children under 12 can travel for 750 per child  in groups of 15 or more.  Park-and-Drive on People Days. Parking at  terminals is reasonable. Most sailings have  through or connecting land transportation  services (except on the Gulf Islands).  Senior Citizens - Don't forget they still travel  free Monday to Thursday on all routes (except  the Inside Passage).  Car Pool-Share your vehicle with others  who travel regularly on these routes.  Take the Family- During People Days you'll  save with kids, grandparents, aunties and  uncles, friends. Good company costs less on  People Days.  S    |    M  T  w  T  F     |    S  MARCH  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  " :.'���  27  28  29  30  31  APRIL  '-'..������;  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  ���   ' ������  10  ItS:  12  13  14  15  16  $17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  .'        ���'  Tinted Dates Full Fare. White Dates PEOPLE DAYS  New PEOPLE DAY Fares:  The following schedule of fares will be in  effect on the calendar days indicated in white.  This will include Mondays to Thursdays, and  Saturdays except statutory holidays where  indicated, or peak periods as may be  designated by the Corporation.  NOTE: Vehicle and Drivers pay full fare in all  cases.  QQ VANCOUVER ISLAND-MAINLAND  (Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay, Horseshoe Bay-  Departure Bay.)  Adult passengers $2.00, Children $1.00*.  Fl WM SUNSHINE COAST  (Horseshoe Bay/Langdale, Earls Cove/Saltery  Bay.)  Two trips: Adults $2.00, Children $1.00*.  Q MAINLAND TO GULF ISLANDS  (Tsawwassen to Gaiiano, Mayne, Saturna,  Saltspring Island only.)  Adults $2.00, Children $1.00*.  ���Children's fares are applicable now from ages five  to eleven, inclusive.  BRITISH COLUMBIAFERRY CORPORATION  VANCOUVER  669-1211  VICTORIA  386-3431  NANAIMO  753-1261  LANGDALE  886-2242  SALTERY BAY  487-9333  SALTSPRING  537-5131  GULF ISLANDS  629-3222  (outer islands)  980-6571  if  si Coast News, March 8,1977.  Trower steals show  at Queen E* concert  The Grade Eight Junior Cougars bas  ketball team is pictured here making  a   light-hearted   presentation   to   their  coaches,    local    R.C.M.P.  Russ Nash and Mike Runte.  constables  A benefit for his holiness the  XVI Gywala Karmapa, a Tibetan  Buddhist, was held in the Queen  Elizabeth Theatre last Sunday  night. Among other groups,  including the Pied Pear, were  three local gentlemen of no inconsiderable talent: Pete Trower,  Ken Dalgleish and Michael Dunn.  Earlier portions of the programme elicited polite and scattered applause, but the tone  ' seemed to change significantly  when Trower and Co. appeared  on stage. The poet, a private  man in the most public of situations, stood uneasily at the microphone, a wad of poems held  carefully in his hand. After a  gutteral introduction of the  players he began with a work  called "Long Green Tunnels".  A delicate score from Ken  (on Grand piano) and Mike (on  one of his own hand-made electric guitars) amplified the work  nicely, and the setting began to  emerge.  Trower then switched to some  of his more lighthearted stuff,  and it was soon obvious that the  audience was enjoying him immensely. His poem "Outhouse"  produced scattered laughs that  interrupted the reading, and his  rambling  introductions  were   a  further source of delight.  Ken and Mike did a few of  Pete's songs. There were excellent renditions of "Blowpit  Blues" and "Dwindling Sally",  sung by Ken, and Mike did his  usual fine job on "Kisses in the  Whiskey". At one point Rick  Scott's dog wandered on stage  and Ken included him in an impromptu chorus. Trower read  extremely well, and visually  relaxed as the show went on.  He read "Carnival at Kitimat" to  calliope-like accompaniment, and  continued with "The Popcorn  Man" and "Appointed Rounds".  By this time the audience was  leaning forward in their seats,  chuckling at the funnier references, and wholly absorbed by the  unlikely show in front of them.  The show finished with a  reading of "Atlantic Crossing".  Ominous piano chords and radarlike blips from the guitar wove  dark patterns around the words,  eliciting a flavour of a world at  war, and dark clouds on the horizon. Strong, pleased applause  showered the stage at the end of  the performance. Trower, Dalgleish and Dunn had proved themselves y exceptional, and the  people they played to knew it.  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  ^^^^^ /M ICCTIAU. Ufk.i ��J_ ...... ��_:_��� _* a__ ^^^  QUESTION: What do you think of the  food on the ferry?  DON RUSSELL  "Well, I think you don't  really get any choice that's  for sure and it's too expensive. I personally don't eat  on the ferries 'cause there's  nothing to eat."  MRS. VERHULST  "I think they can forget  about it. I don't think it  is worth the money or expense of serving it."  MRS. RIGBY  "I never eat on the B. C.  ferries. If I do eat, I eat my  own food."  MRS. LISTE  "I don't eat their plastic  food. They're very high for  the service that you get and  you're really paying for  their slowness, aren't you?" ���  PERANDREASSEN  "I think it stinks. They  should hire McDonald's.  The prices are too high and  the food isn't that good. I  don't like the fact that the  crew gets decent food...  anything they want...and the  paying patrons don't have  a choice even if they want to  pay high prices they can't  get decent food.!'  Cubs,  scouts,  beavers  During the past few weeks  Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies  and Girl Guides on the Sunshine  Coast participated in a fund  raising drive for the Telethon. A  total of $837.06 was raised by  the concerted effort of all these  groups on the Sunshine Coast.  The total canvassing and beer  bottle collection operation was  organized and masterminded by  Mr. Jack Vanderpoll, Group  Committee Chairman of the  Pender Harbour Scouts. All  groups and agencies on the Sunshine Coast helped in the collection  and  fine  details  of  the  canvass.  On Sunday, February 20th,  the following people participated  in the Telethon by presenting  the donation on Channel 8 TV:  Neil Remmem and Danny Reid  from the Pender . Harbour Sea  Scouts, Mike Phillips (a Pender  Harbour Cub who single handed-  ly collected 145 dozen.beer bottles), Jimmy Reed and Jim Zueff  from First Gibsons Cubs, Ian  Emery from Sechelt Beavers,  Herb Ono from First Sechelt  Scouts, Doug Allan and Jeff  Sim from Wilson Creek Cubs,  Phillip Nelson, Sechelt Cubs,  Linda Robson, Sechelt Guides,  Michelle Murray, Pender Harbour Brownies, Jennie Pajor,  Sechelt Guides and Kathy Crucell  Sechelt Brownies.  Tom Perry drove the Minibus  and Jack Vanderpoll with Verne  Wishlove, District President,  supervised the group on and off  stage at the Queen Elizabeth  Theatre. The group had a delicious lunch at Macdonald's  Hamburgers on the way home.  Auxiliary  Fifteen members of Gibsons  Hospital Auxiliary came out on  a very wet, miserable day to enjoy  the monthly meeting at the Coast  Garibaldi Health Unit, at 1:30  p.m. Wednesday, March 2nd.  We welcomed Mrs. Helen  Grisack, as a new member. She  is already involved in the hair-  dressing in-service.  Mrs. Valerie Wilson, Lower  Mainland Area Director, will  lunch with us at 12:30 p.m.  Wednesday, April 6th. She will  be accompanied by Mrs. Germain  Olson. The Registered Nurses  of B. C, Sunshine Coast Chapter,  offer a self-examination for breast  cancer program, including a 15  minute film presentation. We  are asking them to visit us for  our May 4th meeting. You are  welcome to this meeting.  We hosted 1XA tables of bridge  in February; sent get-well cards  to Marge Langdale, Dorothy  Biggs, Mrs. Winram and one of  our candy-stripers Charlene  Danroth; three workers worked  twenty hours in Extended Care;  a birthday party is planned for  March 14th; six workers worked  six hours in the Thrift Shop, and  a considerable time picking up  and sorting sale articles; and two  workers worked sixteen hours in  physiotherapy.  Pender Goes  A-roeing  Aside from the talk of, and the  striking of herring fishermen,  Pender Harbour's young people  have gotten together again to  pack herring for their roe.  Morris Gardner, a previous  Harbour resident, now residing  in Powell River, has had the contract for the past three years.  The herring is packed in 36  pound boxes and shipped to  California where the roe is taken  from them and then the roe is  shipped to Japan where it is  eaten as a delicacy.  In the past few years, the  herring packing factory has been  set up in North Vancouver and  most of the young local residents  would travel there for as long as  the herring would run, usually  three to six weeks.  This year is the first time the  guys and gals will be doing the  work on the beautiful west coast  of Vancouver Island. A nice place  to work at a fishy job!  By: The Gibsons Alternate School  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  J  Wanderers  in season's  by Barnlbns & Co.  On Sunday, March 6th, the  Elphinstone Wanderers ended  their season with a first class  competition losing 2-1 to the  Trojan soccer club.  Peter Cerny scored the lone  Elphinstone goal, ending the  season with a two goal per game  average.  The goals for the first place  Trojans came on a ball that  bounced crazily over goalie Ken  Verhulst and oh a penalty kick.  Both teams played fine passing  soccer with the Wanderers keeping most of the play for the first  half. In the second half, both  teams had equal opportunities  with the Trojans getting the  breaks.  Wanderers ened the season  in the top five with Trogans,  Sud America, Aga Khan and the  Renegades.  defeated  final  Stars for the Wanderers were  Gory Davies, Duncan Campbell  and Bjorn Bjornson. Coach  Duffy commended the team for  their excellent team work.  Beauty Shop  Bartering     886-7616  O.A.P.  The Gibsons OAPO Branch #38  are recipients of a New Horizons  program grant, announced in  Ottawa by Health and Welfare  Minister Marc Lalonde.  The group receives $9,604 to  acquire materials and equipment  for an active social and recreational program. They maintain  a large centre, Harmony Hall,  where members plan to cater to  wedding receptions and other  social events.  They also maintain the greens  of an adjacent 9-hole golf course  in return for free use of the  course. The group is led by  president Mr. Jim Holt, 1161  Burns Road, Gibsons'.  New Horizons is a program of  the Department of National  Health and Welfare to fund projects by groups of seniors to  enable them to remain active and  involved in their community. The  B. C. regional office, under the  direction of Mrs. Davie Fulton,  is located at 104-1525 West 8th  Avenue, Vancouver V6J 1T5,  telephone 732-4303.  'zmssszivmzjnjs  COMING TO VANCOUVER?  the AUSTIN HOTEL  OFFERS A TWO-DAY SHOPPING SPECIAL  Single Occupancy:  2 Night's Accommodation  2 Dinners  2 Breakfasts  $39.95  Double Occupancy:  2 Night's Accommodation.  2 Dinners per person.       (hCC ��Lf\  2 Breakfasts per person. ^99.QV  Available until May 31st, 1977.  PH: 685-7235  1221 Granville Street  Vancouver, B. C.  CUT OPERATING COSTS WITH  YOUTH POWER!  If you own a business, run a farm or  operate a non-profit organization,  here's your chance to put British  Columbia's students, unemployed  youth and disadvantaged youngsters  to work for you this summer.  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The National Society of Published Poets with over 6000 members in the United  States has elected to publish a book of poems by Canadian poets as a cultural  exchange project.  This project will be most beneficial to the Canadian poet because over 3000 U. S.  libraries subscribe to our poetry annuals, as do most universities and colleges.  If you have written a poem and would like our society to consider it for publication,  send your poem and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  NATIONAL SOCIETY OF PUBLISHED POETS, INC.  P. O. Box 1976  Riverview, Florida, U. S. A. 33569  *, ��� CBC Radio  Coast News, March 8,1977  5.  is  *>  *.  *  i  if:  *  V.  'i  '.-  ��  THE WINDOWS OF INFINITY  For nearly two decades my life  was dominated by a passion for  fantasy and science fiction that  bordered on the maniacal. I  was a hopeless junkie ofthe weird  and wonderful and I sought it in  whatever form I could find it.  My addiction began in England at  an early age. I suppose the first  speculative fiction I ever encountered apart from H. G. Wells and  Jules' Verne was in the boy's  adventure papers of the time.  They frequently ran in serial-  form, long, mind-stretching sagas  with titles like The Last Rocket  To Venus and Full Speed Ahead  To the Worlds of Fear. However  sloppily-written and scientifically-  ridiculous; these forgotten tales  may. have ��� been, they seemed  grand-stuff at that uncritical  point and they whetted my appetite. (for more. Shortly before  leaving England, I ran across my  first' American pulp-magazines  and;realized that the real well-  spring of- wonder must reside in  that enormous, mythical land  among the., cowboys and gangsters. . Upon my first sight of a  Canadian news-stand, I knew I  had not been mistaken. My madness went into high-gear and remained that way for a good many  years.  Science fiction is certainly one  of the odder branches of the  story-telling form in more than  just content. Its adherents tend  toward a cultish loyalty that is  quite remarkable. They band together in clubs, produce fan-  magazines and hold yearly conventions in various cities. No  other literary genre has such a  fervent following. At the height  of  my   addiction   in  the   latter  Forties, I corresponded and swapped magazines with a good number of fans all over North America. It was comforting to know  that there was a cadre of fellow  dreamers scattered through the  pragmatic world who were just  as hooked as I was.  As far as the quality of the  stuff we read, it varied from woefully inept blood-and-thunder in  the lowest-grade pulps such as  Planet Stories to the cerebral,  creditably-written and thought-  provoking yarns to be found in  Astounding Science Fiction  (now Analog). Most of the acknowledged sci-fi classics such as  Azimov's Foundation series;  Herbert's Done trilogy; Simak's  incredible City stories about the  dogs and robots, Van Vogt's  World Of A and others, were  initially published in its particular pages and it continues  to run in the front ranks of the  field. Planet Stories is long-since  defunct. So are most of the other  magazines such as Startling  Stories and Supersclence Fiction  which dotted the middleground  and whose contents fluctuated  quality-wise like stock-market  quotations. Their passing would  seems to indicate a definite rise  in the level of the form and*jud-  ging by some recent samplings,  it has definitely improved. But  in those halcyon days of total-  committment it was the concepts  that mattered. In a wild-eyed  suspension of judgement, wall-  climbing addicts that we were, we  read them all.  During the most-paranoid  summer of my entire adoles-  cense,. hopelessly confused by  the changes taking place in and  around me, I became a veritable  science fiction hermit. Holed  up in the attic of my mother's  house behind a barricade of pulp-  magazines, I preceded to read  myself blind. ��� My mind became  a seething confusion of other  people's dreams, cranked out for  a few cents a word on a hundred,  hungry typewriters to boggle me  groggy. It was a full scale retreat from reality into the past,  the future, outer space and other  dimensions. Wherever, those  monster-cluttered and alien-  geographied pages chose to  transport me, I went. It was a  flat-out dive through the windows  of infinity that must have lasted  over a month. Finally, a concerned friend, invaded my dusty  lair and inveigled me into rejoining the human race. I never  got quite that carried-away again.  But the obsession remained  with me'until well into my twenties. It provided me with an easy  escape-route from the tedious  off-work hours in the upcoast  logging-camps and I seldom hit  an outfit without a full-complement of the latest sci-fi mags  in my suitcase. I used to buy  them all. in those days, good or  bad. For a time in the early  Fifties, there were thirty titles  being published and it got expensive.  Other loggers who did not  share my preference in reading  material would gaze at my  orange-box bookcase askance.  "Jesus, kid. Ain't you got any  westerns. I can't handle that  Buck Rogers crap I" I didn't  care what they thought. I could  trot off to other galaxies and .  they couldn't.      Their  general  distaste had an advantage for  it meant they didn't steal my  books.  I suppose the romance of it  all began to wane for me around  my mid-twenties. By this time  I was out of the woods and  working in the pulp mills. There  were girls, beer and other such  diversions around milltowns. I  began to find less and less time  to indulge myself in fantasy;  there was too much interesting  reality going on. From force of  habit, I still picked up every new  science fiction mag I saw but they,  began to accumulate in drawers  unread. I simply couldn't keep  up with the publishing out-put  anymore. I stopped bothering  with the worst ones and confined  my reading to the top two or  three. Eventually even this  began to pall. .-<  During the late Fifties, around  the time of the first Sputnik  launching, I woke up one morning  to find my aberration .almost  totally gone. From that point on,  I never again bought or read  science fiction magazines on a  regular, compulsive basis. It  was a case of input-overkill.  Of course, like any junkie, I  never totally lost the taste for  it and I have occasional relapses.  But these are - sporadic and' not  of a serious nature. And.besides,  television has provided new and  easier windows of infinity to jump  through. Anytime that old yearning overtakes me, I simply switch  on the box and watch a re-run of  Star Trek or the entire moon  plunging through a space-warp  in Space 1999. Guess I've just  gotten lazy.  Bookswith  John  Faustmann  WAITRESS  "Certainly those determining  acts of her life were not ideally  beautiful. They were the mixed  result of young and noble impulse  struggling amidst the conditions  of an imperfect social state, in  which great feelings will often  take the aspects of error, and  great faith the aspect of illusion.  For there is no creature whose  inward being is so strong that is  not greatly determined by what  lies outside it."  It was a rainy morning in the  downtown area. The faces on the  bus stared past the blur drizzle  windows, vacantly searching the  streets for their preappointed  stop. A young woman sat near  the rear of the bus. Beneath her  raincoat the collar of her starched  waitress uniform peeped out at  the neck. She sat quietly, a scarf  tied around her head, reading  from a large paperback book,  occasionally looking out to check  the progress of the vehicle. She  always felt as though she was  being delivered, like the food that  arrived each day at the cafe where  she worked.':  The bus arrived at her stop,  and exchanging the expressionless faces of the passengers for  the intent sidewalk faces of those  on their way to work, she hurried  along in the rain, dodging under  the occasional store front that afforded spme shelter from the winter. Down several blocks and  to the left she made it to the cafe.  Ling, the Chinese who owned the  place came and unlocked the door  to let her in. The warmth of the  kitchen steamed the front win  dows, and Ling made a circle on  the glass to see who it was before  he opened up.  "Yes, yes. Good morning,  good morning," said Ling. He  was pleased to see her. Since  she'd come to work for him several weeks ago, they'd become  good friends. Her easy way of  dealing with people and her quiet  assurance impressed him. She.  worked hard and the customers  seemed to like her. In fact,  since she'd started work there,  business had picked up. The  clientele had never been much.  The cafe was in the middle of  one of those indefinable areas  of town, and it attracted mostly  those men who had little money'  and less to do, who wore overcoats, who drank a bit too much,  and plotted, deals that always  seemed to fall through.  Untying her. scarf, hanging up  her coat in the back, she brushed  a wisp of hair from her forehead.  She took the book she'd been  reading and stuck it on the shelf  above the cash register. Ling  arrived from the kitchen to put  the coffee on, and watched as she  reached up.  "Reading all the time. Fat  books. What you read now?"  _.skcd Liiiff  "It's called Middleman*, by  George Eliot. It's about a little  town in England, a hundred  years ago. I'm almost done with  it"  "How come you like old things  like that?   How come you read  ,so much?"  "Oh, I don't know. I guess  I like to get away some times.  The world in my books is so different from the one I live in. This  one makes me feel quiet and,  well, sane. I'll be sorry to finish  it."  "No time for sane now," said  Ling. "Time for breakfast."  The first few customers came  in the door, mostly unshaven  men. At this time of day they  .were usually quiet, reflecting  lover their aches and pains from  -the night, or the life before.  They gingerly approached the hot  cups of coffee, and argued their  stomachs into something to eat.  They pooled their change on the  tables, or argued over past debts  that had accumulated among  themselves. By mid-morning  the place was full, and with  something to eat inside of them,  the men felt better about another  day. The volume of the noise  rose, and the windows steamed  and the naugahyde booths  creaked, and the cutlery rattled  around.  The young woman moved  quickly around, serving the  meals, offering re-fills on coffee.  The smile she wore was not a  fixed one, put in place for another  day, but one which seemed to  come from the inside of her. All  the men liked her, and teased  her a lot. They asked her out  after work, offered her jobs in  imaginary restaurants that they  didn't .own, or tried to include  her in their latest schemes.  Although she knew most of them  could barely pay for their meals, ���  she always treated them as  though she could see through  them, yet it was not with a critical  eye that she looked.  Joking with them, rebuffing  their advances with her firm but  delicate manner, she made each  of them feel as though she was  something special.   She seemed  to care for them in an odd little  way. She had time to talk, to  express her opinions. She didn't  rush the ones who took forever  over their coffee, knowing they'd  come in for the warmth as much  as anything' else. u*She "offered  her care and understanding to  them, a sympathyfew; of >.them  got anywhere else. Somehow,  each of them left feeling that he  was her favourite one, placed by  her above the rest.  The morning went by quickly.  When the rain seemed to pause  many of them left, off to seek a  bench somewhere, or to scare  up enough money for the next  most necessary purchase. After  the lunch hour was finished there  was time for the woman to relax  for a bit and have her own lunch.  While Ling took care of the few  customers that would arrive, she.  took down her book from the shelf  and settled into the booth aft the  back of the cafe. As she nibbled  absentmindedly at the sandwich.  in front of her, she approached:  the last few pages of her book.  She regretted the close of this  story, and yet the rounding at  the end seemed nearly perfect.  "But the effect of her being on  those around her was incalculably,  diffusive: for the growing good:  of the world is partly dependent  on unhistoric acts; and that  things are not so ill with you and  me as they might have been, is  half owing to the number who  lived faithfully a hidden life, and  rest in unvisited tombs."  Last summer's journey to retrace the route of' Alexander  MacKenzie to the Pacific undertaken by three B. C. scientists  is presented on Between Ourselves Part 1 this Saturday at  9:05 p.m. Dr. Rudi Haering,  department of Physics at UBC  and Drs. Roy Carlson and Earl  Nelson, archeologists from Simon  Fraser were looking for artifacts  and any other remains of archeo-  logical interest along the route.  The program includes excerpts  from MacKenzie's own account"  with Robert Clothier heard as the  voice of MacKenzie. Imbert  Orchard, well known for his years  of work recording and collecting  the aural history of British  Columbia and the radio series  People in Landscape is the producer.  March 1977 marks the centennial ofthe first landed immigrants  of Japanese origin in this country.  Following   Between   Ourselves,  Antholoy at 10:05 p.m. celebrates  the occasion and thie contribution  of Canadians of Japanese extraction to Canadian cultural life with  a program devoted to Japanese-  Canadian poets.  Wednesday Match 9  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Chamber Players of Toronto,   Bach,  Boccherini,    Vivaldi,    Mendelssohn, Scott Joplin.  Nightcap:    11:20 p.m.     Actors  and the theatre.  Thursday March 10  Playhouse:    8:04 p.m.     A.  V.  Laider    by    Max     Beerbohm.  Adapted by Henry Comor.  Jazz Radio-Canada:    8:30 p.m.  Nimmons 'n' Nine Plus Six.  Joe  Sealy Quintet.  Mostfy Mask: 10:20 p.m.  Quebec Symphony Orchestra,  Kyung Wha-Chung, violin.  Dvorak. Brahms.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Books and  writers.  Friday March 11  Country Road: 8:30 p.m. Indian  singer Tom Jackson from Winnipeg.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Marta  Hidy violin and Valerie Tyson,  piano in concert. Kreisler,  Liszt, Chopin.  Nightcap:     11:20 p.m.     Music  and musicians.  Saturday March 12  Update:     8:30  a.m.   Round-up  of B. C. happenings.  Onirics and Quarks:    12:10 p.m.  Science   Magazine   host   David  Suzuki.  Metropolitan Opera: 2:00 p.m.  La Forza del Destino, Verdi.  Leontyne Price, Leonora.  CBC Stage: 7:05 p.m. The Man  Who Hated Dogs, a fantasy  thriller.  Between Ourselves:    9:05 p.m.  The Great West Road, Part 1.  Anthology: 10:05 p.m. Japanese  Canadian poets.  Music from the Shows: 11:05 pm.  Music of Henry Mancini.  Sunday March 13  Ideas: 4:05 p.m. A patron of the  Arts - is Government support for  the arts good or bad?  Special  Occasion:      5:05   p.m.  Part 1.  Salome - by Oscar Wilde  adapted  by  Marian   Waldman.  Part II a performance of Richard  Strauss'   opera    Salome   based  upon the Wilde play.  Symphony   Hall:       7:05    p.m.  Toronto    Symphony   "Orchestra,  Alicia de Larroche, piano.    Pre-  vost, Elgar.  Monday March 14  Great    Canadian    Gold    Rush:  8:30 p.m.    Studio session with  Prince George singer/songwriter  Frank Penner.     Interview with  member   of  Tower   of   Power.  Studio   session   with ' Domenic  Troiano and his band.  Mostly Music:    10:20 p.m. Atlantic     Symphony     Orchestra,  Egmont   Overture,    Beethoven,  Symphony No 41, Jupit, Mozart.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Films.  Tuesday March 15  Mostly   Music:        10:20    p.m.  National Arts Centre Orchestra,  Eteri      Andjaparidze,       piano.  Piano concerto, Beethoven. Serenade for Strings, Dvorak.  Nightcap:    11:20 p.m.  The Art  world. '  Twilight Theatre  Bill Cosby, Raquel/Welch, and  Harvey Keitel play the title roles  in the film Mother, Jugs, and  Speed, which opens at the Twilight Theatre on Wednesday,  March 9th, and will play till  Saturday, March 12th. The film,  which is rated Mature, concerns  the efforts of a struggling ambulance firm in Los Angeles to stay  alive. The firm, F&B Ambulance  is staffed by the oddest assortment of characters and the dedicated police officer, played by  Keitel, who's forced to work  there because of a suspension  from his police work has a difficult time -relating to the manic  activity around him.  BUI Cosby plays "Mother"  Tucker, star driver for the troubled company. He manages to  weather the grim, daily grind  with a lunatic sense of humour.  Raquel Welch portrays F&B's  "Girl Friday". She hates her  job, detests her nickname and  schemes to desert the switchboard and coffee machine for  action as a paramedic.  The film is full of mayhem and  mirth and offers two new songs  specially written for the occasion.  The second offering of the week  is the film The Front starring  Woody Allen and Zero Mostel.  This is a quietly effective film  released by Columbia Pictures  which won the October Blue  Ribbon Award . as box office  success of the month. It is based  on real-life incidents in the '50's  when movie and TV talents were  blacklisted after being accused  of "subversive acts" and were  compelled to use "fronts" to  submit their scripts.  The Front is the most definitive  attempt yet to record .on the  screen what happened in the  entertainment business in the  early 1950's, in the era of red-  hunting, accusation, and subsequent black-listing. Zero  Mostel plays the hapless comedian forced out of stardom into  suicide and Woody Allan plays  to perfection the lackadaisical  con man who is his "front",  the film will be shown locally  Sunday through Tuesday, March  13-15.  A fine varied concert  <<  MOTHER,  JUGS  AND  ��  Gozy  by Fred Crake  Lyn Vernon, a member, of the  Gower Point Vernon.. family,  who has appeared in many European and other operatic performances left no doubt of her  ability in the minds of the more  than 300 who attended Saturday  night's concert in Elphinstone  High School auditorium.  Before Lyn left Gibsons, where  she was educated to high school  level, she gave excellent promise  as a fine mezzo-soprano. This  promise was amply displayed  Saturday night when after an  opening series of lighter concert  numbers she blossomed into her  forte, grand opera.  She did it well, very well, in  Saint Saens "My Heart at Thy  Sweet Voice" from Samson and  Delilah, making the numbers she  had sung earlier seem slight in  comparison. Then followed a  sequence from Carmen where an  argumentative flower girls speaks  her mind to a soldier. The third  fine operatic number came from  Verdi's Don Carlos, the Don  Fatala segment of the opera.  In spite of the more numerous  occasions that arise for hearing  excellent singing Lyn's performance was a. very desirable  event. In opening she sang the  beautiful Traume (Dreams) with  music by Wagner on a poem by  Mathilde Wesendenck.  Her finishing series, with her  " ~" \  dressed in white offsetting the  black costume for earlier numbers, she provided "Without a  Song", "Street Where You Live"  and with a voice that rang out  beautifully "Climb Every Mountain."  Les Peterson, a local teacher  with poems of note to his credit  was honored with her singing one  of his poems "Holy Day" to  specially arranged music. Adser  Zaenker was accompanist.  Syd Potter, former principal  of Elphinstone School introduced  the audience to Lyn Vernon in  opening remarks which dealt with  Her school years. The Potters,  from North Vancouver, were invited expressly to greet Lyn at  this event.  R��qu��1 Welch and Harvey Keitel. . Bill Cosby co-stars.  Wed., Thur.,  Fri., Sat.  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Happy Horizons  Allnutt-Ricci Nuptials  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Allnutt of  Granthams Landing are proud to  announce the marriage of their  eldest daughter Wendy-Ann on  February 5th, 1977 at 5:00 p.m.  in Our Lady of Sorrows Church,  Vancouver,  B. C. to Mr.  Dino  Ricci, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Rkci of 2895 McGill Street,  Vancouver.     The  brides  attendants were Patty Allnutt, sister  to the  bride  and  Diane  Ricci,  sister of the groom.    The best-  man and usher were Mr. John  Venditti and Mr. Jim Grozdanich.  The  brides  gown  was  beige  with a boucle jacket to match.  She carried a bouquet of coral  sweetheart    roses    with    baby  breath intertwined. The groom  wore a beige tuxedo with a rose  from the brides bouquet for a  boutiniere. The brides-maids  wore coral gowns, the best men  wore chocolate brown tuxedos.  A reception was held at the  home of the groom's parents in  Vancouver. Family only attended. The bride's uncle, Mr.  Nick Kowalchuk gave a toast to  the bride. The groom replied  to the toast. The father of the  bride spoke wishing them happiness. Best-man, Mr. John  Venditti toasted the newly-weds.  Telegrams were received from  Italy, Mexico and Manitoba.  On Monday, February 28th,  the meeting of the Elphinstone  New Horizons opened with a  period of silence in tribute to. Mr.  J. C. Gilker who passed on Saturday morning following an illness.  "Cliff" as we knew him was  one of the original founders of  our Association, and its first  President until a few months ago.  It was through his leadership  and guidance that the Elphinstone New Horizons came into  existence. The organization has  provided many seniors in this  area with a good meeting place  where they congregate for many  happy afternoons of activities and  good fellowship that were not  available before. We shall all  miss him very much, but his good  work will live on. To Mrs. Gilker  and family we extend our deepest  sympathy.  Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ironside  sent their greetings from Hawaii  and wish to be remembered to  the  group.     We   look  forward  to their return and hope they  bring back movie films so that we  may enjoy their holiday too.  Our co-ordinator, Mr. Bill  Grose had the pleasure of presenting a gift to our treasurer  Mr. Harry Gregory who went on  a trip recently and arrived back  with a wife. Congratulations to  you both, Mary and Harry  Gregory, and best wishes for a  long and happy partnership.  It is hard to realize that it is  now March and the time getting  closer to our spring festival. It  will take place on Monday,  March 21st and feature an Arts  and Crafts display, which include  skills like painting, drawing,  rug hooking, quilting or the many  other items in these categories.  Start gathering your exhibits  now since we want a varied display. The occasion will be used  for St. Patrick's Day as well,  so mark the date on your calendar  in red ink and watch for further  details in next week's column.  Dogwood Takeout  I went into Vancouver the other one of the largest concrete con-  day to transact some business, glomerates on Gods Earth I  leaving my truck at Langdale and thought that I had long ago been  taking the bus. I managed to inoculated against this disease,  get everything attended to and But obviously like a cholera shot  returned the same evening. A you need to have it every 6  couple of hours later the following months or it wears off.  symptoms. Clogged nasal pas- . Vancouver has one of the nicest  sages, a throat filled with sand- locations that I have ever come  paper, two marbles for eyes and across for a city. But I too have  a general trembling and twitching seen the towers of the West End  of nerve endings. poking through the brown haze  Having a touch of hypochondria and  thought,  there  are  people  about me I immediately jumped under there I  The other side of the coin is  living here in Gibsons and one of  the reasons that I don't go to town  that often. I walked to the Cafe  the other day and then on to the  A moments calm reflection and Post Office and back, and I must  I came to the conclusion that have said "Hello" or nodded to  Vancouver was the cause, but about 20 people. "So what?" I  that it was something that you hear your cry. But when you have  could contract in any city. Name- experienced the vacuum, the  ly an overdose of people,  cars double  insulated wall that can  to the conclusion I had contracted "Legionnaires Disease"  and visions of Vancouver as a  scene in Nevil Shutes "On the  Beach" flitted through my mind,  and pollution in too small a space.  Being  a  Londoner born  and  bred and having spent 27 years in  CoastFamily Lockstead reports  The Coast Family Society held  their annual general meeting and  election of officers on Sunday,  March 6th with the following  elected as executive: President  Diana Zornes, Vice-President  Chris Luster, Secretary Stella  Mutch, and Treasurer Randy  Tame. The Directors are Danny  Taylor, Penny Greenberg, Buffy  Harper, Bob Carpenter and  Richard Price.  Harmony Hall Happenings  You know that old saying "Now  is the time for all good men to  come to the aid of the Party,"  well it certainly happened on  Monday last as eighteen of the  youngest in mind, body and  spirit, travelled up the winding  road to Sechelt to visit, and carpet bowl with the Senior Citizens  of Branch #69. I am referring to  the members of Harmony #38  who travelled up there, where we  were treated royally. We had a  lot of fun and it was a pleasure  to meet some of our old friends  and a lot of new ones. Our grateful thanks- to Mr. and Mrs. Jim  Derby and all the ladies who so  graciously looked after us. It  was really a beautiful afternoon  well spent. So I am extending.to  Sechelt members an invitation to  come down to Gibsons on March  15th which is on a Tuesday so  that it will not conflict with their  Monday carpet bowling and Wednesday dancing. We hope we  will be able to treat them as  well as they did us. I know we  will have a job on our hands to  do it, but we will try. So how  about it ladies, get busy on your  home baking and lets see what we  can do to entertain our good  friends.  Our carpet bowling on Wednesday was another big success.  New members are coming all the  time, I was greatly pleased to see  Mrs. Ken Crosby joining our  ranks. It gives me great satisfaction to see our new members  joining in and having a good time.  I had some sad news from Mrs.  Minnie  Huhtala  regarding  her  husband Matt, it is something I  don't like to write about but I  thought you would all want  to  know.  Matt is in St. Paul's Hospital suffering from cancer and  when he is well enough to travel  he   will  be   transferred   to   St.  Mary's    Hospital    in    Sechelt.  Minnie informed me that she will  not  be  able   to  carry   on   her  duties as "Sunshine Convenor"  for our branch, a job that she was  beginning to enjoy  thoroughly,  but with all the travelling she has  to do between   here  and  Vancouver she asked me. if I would  try to get someone to do her job.  So I am going to ask for a volunteer at the next general meeting  to take over Minnie's job as she  has plenty on her mind right now  without    bothering    with     any  branch work.  Well, we are looking forward  to another bingo tomorrow night  and I hope and trust it will be as  successful as our last one. We  are steadily going up with 105  playing last week. So come on  along folks! We still have some  empty chairs and would like to  see them all filled.  The ladies in the snack bar are  being kept quite busy and seem  to be thoroughly enjoying themselves, and I might add that the  snack bar is doing a landslide  business which is making yours  truly very happy. Glad to see our  treasurer Irene Bushfield is on  the mend after her bout with the  flu so we expect her to be around  pretty soon with her million  dollar smile. The same thing  applies to all our members who  have been ill. I hope you are  all feeling better and getting  around again * _.���, ......... ...^  .  I would also like to thank Hank  Bernhof for the "beautiful boxes  he made to carry our carpet  bowling balls. They are really  an asset Hank and my heartfelt thanks to you for a good job  well done. Also to Ken Strange  for his kind words in regard to  this column, although I am not in  the same category as Jack Was-  serman and Alan Fotheringham,  I like to keep you informed of  what is going on, and I am certainly pleased with the favorable  comments that I have received  regarding this column, it is my  pleasure to write it and also I  consider it my duty as your president to keep you informed. So  thanks again everybody for your  comments which are greatly  appreciated.  I mentioned at the carpet  bowling about receiving word  from Vancouver that Mayor Jack  Volrich had informed me that the  Village of Vancouver had gotten  back to normal since Louise Barnes had returned to our city, but  forgot to include that little  place called New Westminster,  which is situated on the banks of  the Fraser River somewhere between Vancouver and Hope.  Sorry about that Louise.  Thanks also to a young curly  headed member who is tall,  handsome and very talented,  I refer to none other than Tor  Strand, who is working behind  the scenes all the time and I for  one greatly appreciate what he  is doing. Keep up the good work  Tor, we need you around here for.  a long time yet.  While I am on the work subject  I intend to call for a grounds  work party on the weekend of  March 11th and 12th, weather  permitting, all you need is a  shovel and rake and a strong  back. Transportation will be provided for those who need it.    If  Announcement. of certain reductions in B. C. Ferries fares  proves the coalition cabinet blundered last summer, N.D.P. transport critic in the legislature Don  Lockstead said today.  "The announcement is cold  comfort to the many British  Columbians who lost income, jobs  and even businesses as a result  of this government's mismanagement of the ferries over the past  year."  "The coastal area's economy  was slashed to ribbons last year  by the unjustifiably sharp fare  increases.. It needs to be stitched  back together with major across-  the-board fare reductions, not  covered up with a Bandaid," he  said.  Lockstead said the fact that  fares were not cut on routes  touching the Sunshine Coast is  very unfortunate.    "The people  we get a good crew out the weekend of March 11th and 12th, it  won't take long to get the place  raked over and cleaned up.  Coffee or tea wil) be served at  halftime. Wages will be negative  so come on all you volunteers and  help out.  I have been kicking around  the idea of a Friday night dance on this part of my riding deserve  for seniors only at least once a relief from these outrageous  month. This matter will be rates," he said,  brought up at the next general Lockstead said it was obvious  meeting which will be over by the the announced cuts are insuf-  time this is published, but we can ficient to really help people but  kick it around anyway and any 'the government hopes it will be  suggestions you have will be wel- enough to help recover some of  corned. LOST but not found, the huge, loss of traffic caused by  Will the lady-who took home the its own blundering,  wrong shoes from the carpet ;."If concern for the public  bowling last Wednesday please had been the government's  return them as they belong to motive today then there would  Helen Thurston. They are black have been an across-the-board  in colour with high heels. Helen rollback of 80 percent of last  would like to get them back as she year's increases on all fares, as  says she is almost 2 inches we advocated last summer."  closer to the ground then usual. "Because my colleague, Dave  We had another successful Stupich, was right last July 6th '  night at bingo last night. It was when he revealed that the govern-  another case of mixed callers, ment's own projections. showed  Ed Connor and yours truly did that total ferry revenue would  the honors of calling, if you can have risen more if only a 20 per-  call it an honor, but have I got cent increase instead of a doub-  a sore throat this morning. Oh ling of the rates had been in-  well we have to start on our own stituted." .  some day, so why not now and get "The three man internal study  it over with. It was a case of in Transport Minister Jack Davis'  experience against inexperience own department which warned  and naturally the experienced against a 50 percent increase was  one did a far better job than I right - which Dave Barrett redid, but if the good Lord sees fit vealed when he exposed the  to keep me alive long enough, government's secret report."  maybe I will catch up with Ed "Mr. Davis didn't announce  Connor the experienced one,  and who knows I may even pass  him (what a hope I).  May I offer my sincere congratulations to the staff at the  Coast- News for the wonderful  job they are doing. There is more  news in the paper these days on  different topics and it is really a  pleasure to read. So keep up the  good work you staff of the Coast  News, you are a credit to the  community and we thank you for  your efforts.  Jack & Jill  CHILD MINDING  CENTRE  is Holding an  OPEN HOUSE  MARCH 16th  6:30-8:30 p.m.  Everyone  Welcome!  Tideline  Plumbing and Heating  886-9414  ��� Retail Supplies  and Contract Work  * Complete Line of Plumbing  Supplies for the Handyman.  n  *r Hot Water Tanks  ft Copper Pipe  i* Plastic Pipe  tV Fittings  And More!  today's cuts. Why? Because they  .are a clear admission that he and  his cabinet colleagues bungled  when they bludgeoned the people  ' of British Columbia with totally  counter-productive fare increases," said Lockstead.  "As we warned last year,  besides the direct personal hardship suffered by many coastal  residents, the whole provincial  business economy has been  further weakened without any  additional benefit to the ferries  or government revenues.''  "Since then, Mr. Davis has had  to retreat several times making  the smallest concessions possible  with minor reductions from the  first harsh increase and today's  action is little more than another  retreat but it's no victory for the  consumer," said Lockstead.  Sound economic management  and the plight of ordinary British  Columbians demand that this  government stop its policy of  continually cutting back service  and inflating prices.  The ferry system is a vital  transport facility for our people.  It is too important a tool of economic development to be used for  political gamesmanship.  surround you in a big city, then  like me you would enjoy every  nod.  Sechelt Band  Elections  Chief Calvin Craigan was reelected chief by acclamation at  recent elections held within the  Sechelt Indian Band. Stanley  Joe, Ted Dixon and Gilbert Joe  were re-elected to serve another  term as Band Council members.  A new face on the Council will  be that of Lloyd Jeffries who was:  elected to the Council for the first  time.  Royal Canadian Legion  Branch 109 News  The Gibsons  All Nighter  Wood Heater  CUSTOM BUILT  From $275.00  The   best   in   economical  wood heat ��� May also be  used for cooking.  ALL HEAVY STEEL  CONSTRUCTION  BRICK LINED  886-2808  One Hundred Year  Guarantee  Did you know?  Anyone having as little as i day service In .the-  Canadian Armed Forces may be entitled to membership in The Royal Canadian Legion.  Any son or daughter of an ex-service parent is  entitled to membership under their parents name.  General Meeting  The following are requested to be at the next General  Meeting to receive their Membership Cards and  Pins.  Carl Snazel, Tom Gregorchuk, Bob West, Barry  Lynn, Anthony Gibson, George Nason, and Paul  Couturier.  Also at the next General Meeting Bill Hurrey our  Zone Commander will be present to award 25 Year  Pins to several of our members. Some of these  older comrades will be coming from different areas  around B. C. and if you have not seen them for a few  years, this is the time.  Don't forget the time, 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March  15th.  Coming Lounge Attractions:  John Whitefoot Productions will be presenting  in the lounge for your dancing pleasure:  March 11 & 12 - Caroline Lee & Freedom  March 25 & 26 - Down Memory Lane  April - Larry Bronson  A Reminder to Members:  Any member signing in a guest into the lounge  is responsible for his or her conduct while the guest  is in the lounge. It has been noted that some member's guests have been the cause of vandalism and  from now on action will be taken against the offenders.  Dues  Membership dues are to be paid now. Don't  wait to be rejected at the door.  Dress Regulations  Conservative dress only in the lounge after 7:30  p.m. No shorts, tee shirts or patched or torn jeans.  Lets all get out to the next General Meeting,  Tuesday, March 15th at 8:00 p.m.  Lounge Phone - 886-9931  Office Phone -886-2411  B.C. AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS  IMPORTANT  NOTICE  The Association is pleased to announce the  appointment of the following BCAA Appointed  Emergency Road Service Operators to service Club  members on the Sunshine Coast from Gibsons  north to Lund.  Powell River, Lund,  Saltery Bay  Sechelt and  Halfmoon Bay  VILLA ESSO SERVICE  4334 Joyce Avenue  Powell River, B.C.  Phone: 485-2232 or 485-4143  PETE'S AUTO TOWING  Box 224, Sechelt  Phone: 885-2528 Day or  885-3786 Night  Gibsons K & E TOWING & AUTO SALVAGE  and Roberts Creek Roberts Creek  Phone:885-2919  For further information write or phone:  Mr. Bernie Ackennan, Membership Representative  Mintie Road, Halfmoon Bay, B.C. VON 1YO  Phone: 885*3614  BRITISH��-  COLUMBIA  AUTOMOBILE  /ISSOCIKTION  Head Office: 999 West Broadway (at Oak), Vancouver,  B.C. VSZ IKS Phone: 732-3911 Coast News, March 8,1977.  7.  A member of the Gibsons Rugby Club prepares to kick to safety in a recent game.  Gibsons loses again  by George Matthews  Gibsons Ruby Club lost their  second game in a row Saturday  to an improved Meralomas side  by a score of 10-6. The 'Lomas'  one ofthe top teams in the V.R.U.  third division, played a smart  and aggressive .first half, moving  out in front quickly by scoring  seven points in the first 10 minutes of play.  Gibsons came back to, within v  four points, completely domlna-**'  ting the latter stages ofthe game.  Tom Blain scored Gibsons  points on penalty kicks.  Last week Gibsons lost tc  U.B.C. by a score of 13-6. The  last game of the season will be  played this Saturday in Vancouver against the Eastmen.  The club would like to thank  its m��ny loyal supporters for their  encouragement throughout the  season.. There will probably be  some exhibition games over the  tfe^hW'or fSu^weeks against  Powell River or>lanaim6r T.?; -     -^  Strikes and spares aP  We held the Zone Final for the  Senior Y.B.C. League here last  Saturday with teams from Chap-  mans, Commodore, Fraser Bowl-  away, North Shore, Squamish,  Varsity Lanes and Gibsons taking  part.  Fraser Bowlaway took both  team events and Sheila Pezel  from Chapmans and Larry Burroughs from Squamish took the  singles. There were three 300  games rolled during the tournament with Alan Hicks rolling a  334 single for Fraser Bowlaway,  Larry Burroughs a 329 single  for Squamish and Filip Rinaldis  a 300 single for Gibsons. The  Gibsons teams didn't fare too well  however the Boys team rolled the  highest single game with an 1102  scratch total.  It was a good tournament and  everything ran smoothly. I would  especially like to thank the people  who did the scorekeeping. Without people such as Sue Whiting  who kept score for both shifts,  which involved about 6 hours, and  the others who withstood the  noise and spent their time, these  tournaments would be almost  impossible to run. The kids  appreciate it and so do I, so once  again, thank you!  On Sunday we took the Junior  teams to Squamish for their  Zone Final and it must be an off  year as they didn't fare too well  either.. However, it's good  experience for them and we're  going to win it all next year!  In league action; Ralph Roth  rolled a 304 single, Henry Hinz  a 308 single and Ken Skytte a  332 single in the Classic League.  In the Wednesday Coffee League  Willie Buckmaster rolled a 319  single and Tena Youdell rolled a  nice 335 single and Barry Lynn  had a 306 single in the Legion  League. In the Junior Y.B.C.  League Ricky Buckmaster rolled  a 325 single. Bonnie McConnell  had a 822 triple in the Ball &  Chain league and Vic Marteddu  was high for the men with a  triple of 766 in the Phuntastique  League. The Phuntastique  League was the hot league last  week with 13 bowlers rolling high  600 and 700 triples.  High Scores: Classic: Carole  Skytte 253-856, Henry Hinz 308-  1022. Tuesday Coffee: Marney  Qually 221-620, Darlene Turner  228-640. Swingers: Belle Wilson  216-516, Alice Smith 240-618,  Phil Fletcher 190-497, Art Smith  190-549. Gibsons 'A': Orbita  delos Santos 224-647, Mary  Braun 266-659, Ken Swallow 259-  666, Larry Braun 262-711.. Wednesday Coffee: Bonnie McConnell 235-688, Tena Youdell 335-  680. Ball & Chain: Vivian Chamberlin 277-716, Bonnie McConnell  299-822, Freeman Reynolds 267-  722, Ken Skytte 270-744. Phuntastique: Sharon Kraus 248-  671, Willie Buckmaster 277-671,  Jim Middleton 293-701, Ralph  Roth 258-704, Brian Eldridge 253-  720, Jim Thomas 252-750, Vic  Marteddu    278-766. Legion:  Jeanette Maerz 248-661, Al  Abrams 276-691, Billy Vaughn  288-706, Freeman Reynolds  283-720, Barry Lynn 306-733.  Y.B.C.     Bantams: Michele  Whiting 203-353 (2), David Holding 164-310, Sandy Maerz 176-  482, Geoff Butcher 261-636,  Ricky Buckmaster 325-646,  Jamie Gill 267-654. Seniors:  Judith Spence 233-633, Grant  Gill 251-635, Jeff Mulcaster 258-  717.  ROCKS  by Pat Edwards  There are lots of dates to  remind you of this week. On  Friday, March 11th there will be  a ladies club meeting at 7:00 p.m.  All ladies are invited to attend.  On the following weekend,  Saturday, March 19th, the ladies  are having a club bonspiel. They  have asked the men to reverse  roles that day and run the kitchen,! sweep and clean ice and  operate the club while they curl.  Any men interested in volunteering their help can contact Ron  Lacey or leave their name with  Gus. Still with the ladies, on  Thursday March 24th, they are  getting together 8 rinks to go to  Sechelt for the day.' Good luck  ladies!  I would like to remind curlers  that fees are overdue. Please  get the money in to Gus as soon  as possible. His job is hard  enough without the added burden  of hounding people for late fees.  Two other bonspiel dates to  keep in mind are March 12,  and 13 for the mixed bonspiel,  and April 2nd and 3rd for the  Mens. Be sure to get your rink  in while there is still space.  The last curling is set for the  3rd of April. After that we will  be pulling the boards and we will  try to get skating going by the  Easter weekend, weather permitting.  May 4th is the date recommended for the Annual General  Meeting. Set it aside on your  calendar for the time being and  we will let you know if it changes.  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have Vou  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons 88&-2812  ��fcV  ���������Hii^^7����s^  aS^^^Sf****"  -���?.z  COMMERCIAL HOCKEY  STANDINGS  Gaines Played    Won   Lost  Wakefield Inn            18          .10        3  Tied    Points  5         25  Roberts Creek  18             7          7  4         18  Pender Harbour  18             5          12  1         11  -���  With only two regular league  games remaining for each of the  three teams, all three clubs are  gearing themselves towards the  play-offs which will begin Saturday, March 12th.  Roberts Creek will meet Pender Harbour in the semi-final,  a best of three game series, while  the Wakefield Inn sits by to play  the winners. Wakefield advanced  to the final through winning the  league. With still two league  games to go, neither Pender nor  Roberts Creek can catch the  leaders who have put together a  strong second half season, having  not lost a single game.  If Pender is unable to get  ��� their early season momentum  back, there could be a continuation of the two previous "great"  series between the Creek and  Wakefield. Irregardless, play-off  hockey has been known for its  excitement and entertainmentslJ -*i  The final series1 will commence  immediately upon completion of  the semi's, either Thursday,  March 17, or Saturday, March  19th. The best of five series  will continue Sunday, March  20th, Tuesday March 29th, and  Thursday, March 31st if needed.  Baseball  Help is required for the 1977  Minor Baseball season. Coaches  are needed for the following age  groups:  Boys Softball, age 13-15, Girls  Softball, age 9-12 (grade 7),  Boys Hardball, age 10-12 (grade  7), Boys T Ball, age 7-9.  If you can help in any way, call  Barry Lynn at 886-9136.  Please support our young  people in this community effort.  Everyone will benefit.  ���*#���.��*  f.Bi  *ss  -  w.  ELSON'S  GLASS  m�� ������������>. .�������>���  m )����������s.      <%. *�������������� ���  m isii|ikL   <-�������������� ���  ��� ������������laart-^aHt ���  ��� ��������������������������       *����������� m  ��� I ������������*������_ '������'.���  mm. <�����������������������.      jm��  ��������'�����������������������    -������'.��_  THE ONLY COMPLETEGLASS SERVICE  ON THE SUNSHINE COAST  WINDSHIELD  REPLACEMENT  Combination Stormdoors  Mirror Walls  Marine Glass  Aluminum Windows  Patio Doors  Store Fronts  Screens  Wing Sets  ^Mirror Frames  Plate Glass  Table Tops  Open All Day Saturday 886-7359  Pratt  Road   &  Sunshine  Coast   Highway  DRUMMOND INSURANCE  CMfepltem AND MOBILE HOMES  HOMES ��� BOATS ��� LIFE  Office Hours: Monday - Friday 1 -5 p.m.  Until Further Notice  GIBSONS DENTAL BLOCK  Box 274, Gibsons 886-7751  ��� HELP!*  ^r Lost Equipment i*  Kids, Parents,  Former Coaches, Umpires, Etc.  If anyone has Soccer, Baseball or Softball Uniforms, Balls, Shoes  or any equipment owned by Gibsons Athletic Assolcatlon. please  phone any of the following numbers for pick-up:  886-2840  886-9136  .���:������  886-9074  ��� ��� ��� ��� ���  886-9890  886-9904  GIBSONS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION  Needs volunteer umpires, scorekeepers  for young boys and girls baseball.  Phone Barry Lynn at 886-9136  CO-OP  WEEKLY  SPECIALS  lb.79  Canada 'A' Beef  BLADE STEAKS  Gov't Insp. Pork __       . ^  SHOULDER ROAST lb.79c  Fresh Gov't I nsp. Pork  PORK HOCKS  BACON ENDS  lb.69c  lb.69c  Co-op clear  APPLE JUICE  Scott White  BATHROOM TISSUE    ���  Harmonie Choice  CREAM CORN  Co-op  SARDINES IN OIL      3,.,0,  Co-op Canned  SOFT DRINKS  Co-op Instant *  SKIM MILK POWDER    a,,  >)>/.���.i--' >:*���;���;:���; .;>}��� -.;���  LETTUCE  Delicious  APPLES  PAPAYA  Large Size  Red or Golden  each 33c  4lbs./$1.00  each 49c  98c  $2.89  Co-op Medium  PRUNES  Kraft ���  VELVEETA CHEESE      2*.  Co-op _���_���-*.  DILL PICKLES /GARLIC   ������������ 85c  Scotties ^%*%*t  FACIAL TISSUE >*-"�����* 29c  Scott ,-__^^  PAPER TOWELS ^p* 99��  Co-op _*_**  WAX PAPER REFILLS   ����. 99*  "��2v  Co-op  KERNEL CORN  Rupert  FISH&CHIPS  Snow Cap Choice  PEAS  30 oz.  21b.  Prices Effective:  Thurs. Fri. Sat.  March 10,11,12.  We reserve the right to limit quantities.  YOUR FOOD SERVICE CENTRE  Phone 886-2522  Gibsons, B.C.  // ���/'  **"���  8.  Coast News, March 8,1977.  * Registered Trademark  with all  your heart  Usual weekly prize of $5.00 for correct location of pictured  object. Mail your entries to the Coast News, Box 460,  Gibsons. Winning entry will be drawn from a hat con  taining all correct entries.  Last week's winner was twelve-year old Vicki Hawken  of Gibsons who correctly located the totem pictured  as being located outside Bruce Wormwald's shop in  Lower Gibsons, formerly the barber shop.  Fish Talk  BY GERRY WARD  I would like to write now on the  hardiest, and I consider the most  needed of the tropical fishes,  the armoured catfishes. The  latin family name given these  fish is Corydoras. The different  types of these cats probably  ranges between thirty-five and  fifty.  These fish have to be a must  for any aquarium with their  continual swimming across the  bottom grubbing in all the nooks  and crannies looking for a little  food. They push hard enough  that the mulm or detritus is dislodged from between or under  the gravel. The cats are also  useful for cleaning up the excess  food that the other fish left. A  good solution.to follow for keeping catfish for their usefulness is  two catfish for every five gallons  of water.  The catfishes can be bred in  the home aquariums, this is  accomplished simply by making  sure they get a good supply of  live food. I have had my bronze  cats bred five times in a community aquarium, and a friend of  mine has successfuly bred his  black spotted cats twice. The catfish are adhesive egg layers, this  is accomplished as follows, when  the cats are ready to be bred the  female and consorts will chase  each other around the aquarium,  the female eventually forming a  T shape against the males reproductive organs. The male  extrudes the sperm at this time,  while   the   female   gathers   the  CORYDORAS  sperm and also lays 4 to 8 eggs  firmly clasped between her ventral fins, she then deposits the  eggs in a spot that she has previously cleaned. The eggs can be  removed, by using a razor blade  to carefully scrape them from  where they were layed and moved  to safer quarters. A good dose  of fungus preventitive is beneficial as these eggs are very  susceptible to fungus.  The armoured catfishes are  from the inland waters of tropical  South America and Trinidad.  Being social fishes they occur in  groups, and are quite easily  trapped by the native peoples,  for sale to the tropical fish dealers  in their vicinity.  The catfish are able to ingest  oxygen into their system by grabbing a small bubble of air and  then swallowing it. In the wild  this sometimes helps the fish  when it is left dry on the land.  The fish can then flop its way  back to water and its continuing  existence.  Sound Construction  N     %>  Car pen ter- Con tractor  Interior Finishing  House. Framing  Concrete Form Work  Gary Wallinder    886-2316  Box 920  Gibsons  _S&  ,  FLORON  AGENCIES LTD  REAL ESTATE   *  INSURANCE  Box 238 1589 Marine Drive Gibsons,  Phone: 886-2248  GIBSONS: Reveue home on two lots; half acre of level cleared  property. Potential development property. MLS  HOPKINS LANDING WATERFRONT: Older type 3 bedroom  home on two lots; fruit trees, low beach, safe moorage.  Price on request.  GIBSONS: Older 3 bedroom house, some renovations,  near shopping, etc. $35,000.  GIBSONS: 70 feet waterfront; older 3 bedroom cottage,  leased land. $30,000 or what offers?  ROBERTS CREEK: Semi-waterfront lot, only a few steps to  good low beach, will have good view of ocean. F.P. $17,500.  ROBERTS CREEK: 75' Waterfront over 400 ' in length;  2 bedrooms on main, 2 bedrooms up. Large living room  opening onto sundeck; extra large kitchen, exceptionally  good cupboards. A/Oheat. Asking $80,000.  Other lots both in Gibsons Village and  rural, ask for details.  Evenings:  Ron McSavaney  885-3339  John Black  886-7316  Your gift to CARE helps needy people improve their lives by their own  efforts. It is their labour which builds a durable house, a school; a nutrition  centre, a safer water system, a farm-to-market road. Through CARE, you  can reach out to those who want to help themselves to learn how to grow  more food, plant more nutritious crops and make the best possible use of  what they produce. Your aid helps them achieve a better life with self-  respect and dignity in keeping with their traditions.  Send your gift to-day to  C:AKE Canada  Dept. 4, 1312 Bank St.  Ottawa K1S 5H7  KEVIN RYAN AND ROBERT FIDELMAN  INTEGRATED DESIGN SERVICES LTD.  ���    NOW OPEN!      ���  ARCHITECTURAL   &   MARINE   DESIGN   &   ENGINEERING  POST  OFFICE   BOX   1127,   GIBSONS,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA  Across from the Bank of Montreal  ONLY TAXI BUSINESS LICENSED IN AREA  * Established Water Taxi Business servicing West Howe Sound  area.  * Tremendous opportunity for expansion as the Sechelt  Peninsula & Island population increases.  TWO BOATS ��� Flberform construction, 24' and 28'. Both  equipped with C.B. Radio ��� private business channel for  dispatching ��� and VHF Radio-telephone. Larger boat radar  equipped.  PHONE*. 886-9343  CANADIAN  PROPANE  GAS & OIL LTD  Porpoise Bay Road Sechelt  885-2360 or 885-2744  GASBE0  VICAS  tA a  11  &  Please note that all appliances are available for  natural gas or propane.  Also available:  "ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES"  llill��'v-::  vm  Regular  prices  $100  OFF  INTER-CITY  FURNACES  Buy the natural gas or  propane furnace you  need now and save  $100. off the regular  price!  Inter-City offers several  models to choose from  plus quality you can  depend on!  20% OFFS  SWIMMING POOL  HEATERS  Extend the use of your swimming pool with the  addition of a quality, trouble-free pool heater.   Our  tough, durable, efficient pool heaters increase the  value of your swimming pool investment.   Buy now  while sale prices are in effect!  20%OFF!  Regular prices  CAMPING EQUIPMENT  AND BARBECUES  WARM MORNING  BROILMASTER  BARBECUES  A beautiful addition to your  backyard. You'll enjoy-���' *'  " :"c''  effortless, fast-starting.-  delicious barbecuing everytime  you use it.  Packed in a single carton and  pre-assembled,  your outdoor gas  grill is ready for  use in minutes.  Model ,G-1000E-X-PL  (illustrated) for L.P. Gas  includes deluxe grill,  plus portable cart,  20 Ib. L.P. cylinder,  pressure regulator and  U.L. approved  connecting hose.  PRIMUS  PROPANE LANTERNS  We'll help you put a little light on the camping scene  with quality propane lanterns.   Several models with  various accessories now on sale.   Shop early for  your camping equipment.  20% OFFS  TRAILER HEATERS  Be ready for spring and early summer travel.   Install  a trailer heater in your unit now!  20% OFF  | Regular prices  WAIT WALL  FURNACES  Attractive, reliable and whisper quiet ���  and on sale now!  20%OFF^9er  WAIT SPACE HEATERS  The perfect solution to heating the cabin, basement  or spare room of your home.  Wait space heaters  feature circulating action for floor to ceiling comfort.  ?*"*  **.  T%  PRIMUS PROPANE  STOVES and HEATERS  Available in several sizes and models, we can help'  you choose the right equipment for your camping  plans. We also carry a complete line of accessories,  including propane cylinders and refill facilities.  You can depend on Primus quality ���  now at sale prices!  PORTABLE  REFRIGERATORS  Prevent costly food spoilage while camping ���  choose one of our "on sale" portable refrigerators.  We have several models and sizes plus the  accessories you need. See us today!  PROPANE  CAMPING KITS  Great for the new camper ��� it has all the equipment  you need to get started. Kits are available in various  sizes and types and they're all sale priced now!  ���yxx^yXXAXXyy-:-^:-  1W  e^vsXXX  Wn&He   <*Z<i<i/i6u. tA a   *-Jvstdifam .'.'���  Regular prices  20% OFF  INGLIS WASHERS  and DRYERS  Buy a laundry pair or the unit you need now! Economical  operation, great performance. Dryers are available in gas or  electric models.  CH3  -%  x  -mm  ��� t'- " -^t f^ipX^ nXX;i*$.   .?���.'���  Regular prices  20%. OFF  ENTERPRISE GAS RANGES  Add fun, flair and efficiency to your kitchen. Quality features include easy-to-clean  centre simmer burners, large self-cleaning in-a-drawer broiler, plus many other  features.   Available in White. Harvest Gold and Avocado.   Matching refrigerators  also available.  Regular  prices  20% OFF  GSW WATER  HEATERS  Insure a good hot water supply���install  a GSW water heater in your home.  Now, at sale prices!  20%OFF  Regular prices  REFRIGERATORS  Replace that old refrigerator with a  beautiful new model in your choice  of color.  Regular prices on brand  name refrigerators such as Inglis and  Admiral are now reduced 20%.  Dometic and Tedco refrigerators for  your travel trailer are also reduced  20% off regular prices.  20% OFF  DISHWASHERS  Regular prices  Complete your kitchen  with a convenient, time-  saving dishwasher and  save money too.  All  Inglis and Admiral  models reduced 20%   j  off regular prices. \  ^N-SS  master charge  I m|     iNll   ��eiNX    t    AMO  SALE PRICES ARE IN EFFECT MARCH 1 TO APRIL 9, 1977.  TOTAL PROPANE SERVICE  Cylinders Camping Equipment Construction Heaters Vaporizers   Gas Appliances Bulk Tanks Mobile Storage Heating Torches  CHARGEX Coast News, March 8,1977.  Coming  Events  Announcements    Opportunities       Work Wanted      Work Wanted For Sale.  DANCE CLASSES  ��� Ballet ��� Tap ��� Jazz ���  Adults & children, boys & girls.  886-2531  ECUMENICAL LENTEN  Program - Focus on Bread -  Thurs. March 10, 7:30 p.m.  Holy Family Hall, Sechelt. Sun.  March 13, 7:30 p.m. Gibsons  United Church. Bible Study -  Rev. A. Reinhardt, Development  and Peace, Rev. John Greene.  Aerobics dance is here!  Wednesday^ to 9 at Elphinstone.  A fun and challenging evening.  Everyone welcome,  for further  info, phone Fitness  Service at  885-3611   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. Call 885-3711.  A.A. meetings Mondays 8:30 pm.  and 12 steps meetings Saturdays  8:30 pm. Gibsons Athletic Hall  886-2571 or 886-9193  Jack & Jill Child-minding centre  now enrolling 3 & 4 year olds.   886-2924 __  BREAST SELF EXAMINATION  PROGRAM  Local nurses chapter of R.N.  Assoc, of B. C. will be showing  a film "Decision" followed by  discussion. Tuesday, March 15.  7:30 p.m. Women's Centre.  Call 885-3711.  Friday, March 11th, 7:30 p.m.  at Glad Tidings Tabernacle,  Gibsons. A Warm Welcome to  AIM 886-2060.   Halfmoon Bay Hospital Auxiliary  to St. Mary's Hospital St. Patricks  Day Tea, Bake Sale, Bazaar and  Handicraft Sale, to be held Thurs.  March 17th at Welcome Beach  Hall on Redrooffs Road, 1:30  to 4:00 p.m. See you there I  "O my friend, listen with heart  and soul to the songs of the spirit,  and treasure them as thine own  eyes - for the heavenly wisdoms,  like the clouds of spring will not  rain down on the earth of men's  hearts forever..." Bahai 'a of the  Sunshine. Baha'u'llah. Shine  Coast. Seven Valleys  Announcements  Industrial First Aid  A 50-hour course designed by  the Worker's Compensation  Board. Fee $100. Commences  on March 14, Monday at 7-9:30  p.m. in Chatelech Junior Secondary, Music room. The course  will be held every Monday and  Thursday for 10 weeks. Preregistration: 885-3512, Karin  Hoemberg, Centre for Continuing  Education. Sechelt.   The Canadian Crossbow Association wishes to announce that:  This will be the LAST meeting  concerning Constitution and Bylaws, until the National Tournament this fall.  If you wish to attend and cannot,  submit suggestions, objections  to the: C.C.A., Secretary, RR #1,  Seaview Rd, Gibsons. This  meeting will be held on Sunday,  March 13th, at 7:00 p.m., at the  Crossbowman's Den, Reid and  Harvey Roads, Grantham's  Landing, B. C. Call 886-2571  for further Info. Please bring  your own coffee mug.  JACK & JILL  Child Minding Centre is holding  an OPEN HOUSE March 16th,  6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Everyone come!  v Women's Centre: Open-House  Wednesday afternoon. Drop in  for tea, bring a friend or come and  meet a new one.   Would anyone knowing the  whereabouts of the Jack & Jill  Nursery scrap book of its first  3 years contact: Janice Edmunds  at 886-9346.   Grade 12 Equivalency Exams  The next test session will be held  on April 1st and 2nd in Sechelt.  Deadline for application is March  11th. Special application forms  can be obtained from the School  Board Office in Gibsons or Continuing Education office at Chatelech Secondary School, Sechelt.  For info call 885-3512, Karin  Hoemberg, Centre for Continuing  Education, Sechelt.  Remember!  Sunday Hikes are every Sunday  afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Meet  outside the Wilson Creek Community Hall.  Congratulations Tideline on your  new thirty-year man I   Our deepest thanks and apprecia-  tion to all our friends for their  expressions of sympathy on the  passing of our beloved mother,  Margaret Kennedy. Also to  nurses and staff of St. Mary's  Hospital for their kindness.  Special thanks to Dr. Farrer and :  Rev. A. Reinhardt.   Tom. Jean and Lottie.  Wstkbis Products  Now available-886-9283  RECREATION  We are looking for some people  interested in recreation in Area F  (Gibsons boundary to Port  Mellon) to come to our Recreation  Committee meetings. This would  entail one meeting per month to  give us your views on what we  need. For info call Pat Forst  at 886-2543.   FITNESS TESTING  ..Weekend,. Gibsons, March, ,1.9th, ~,  1 -5 p.m: Elphinstone.   Sechelt: <  March 20th, 1-5 p.m. Chatelech,  Pender Harbour:     1-4  p.m.  March 19th, Madeira Park Elem.  Library. For info: 885-3611.  I wish to thank my friends and  relatives for their visits, lovely  cards and flowers while in St.  Mary's Hospital. Thanks also  to nurses and Dr. Hobson.  . Mrs. Grace Chamber!in  HAPPY BIRTHDAY  MIKE DUNN - March 7  MUSIC WORKSHOP  The influence of the mysterious  Gypsies on music, a 1-day workshop with Thelma Lower on ���  March 19th, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.  till 4:30 p.m. Fee $6.00 for  adults and $3.00 for students.  Pre-registration: 885-3512,  Karin Hoemberg, Centre for  Continuing Education.  BASIC HOUSEWIRING  This course commences on March  16th, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.  in Elphinstone, Room 109, Fee  $18.00 for 16 hours. Pre-registration: 885-3512, Karin Hoemberg, Centre for Continuing  Education, Box 6, Sechelt.  Get your fiee copy of. the new  Radio Shade catalogue at J&C  Electronics, Cowrie St., Sechelt.  L.I.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.  Is there a qualified Christian  teacher who would be interested  sometime in the future in teaching a Christian school on the  coast? If so, please phone  886-2660   Support Peninsula Recycling with  your glass (cleaned), tin (cleaned  with ends & labels removed and  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.  For Information 1885*3811.  Retired healthy gentleman,  honest, fun, loving, likes fishing,  gardening, dancing, has sense  of humour and lots of pep seeking  lonely lady not over 60 for companionship, possible marriage,  who still cares for good things in  life. Please write, enclosing  phone number, address and-some  information. To: M. B. Korona,  General Del. Gibsons, B. C.  MOTHERS of PRE-SCHOOLERS  CHILD-CARE will now be provided for 2 of the classes at  Wilson Creek Community Hall.  If you'd like to do Aerobic Dance  on Mondays from 10 -11 a.m., or  Yoga on Fridays from 10 - 11 a.m.  (1:30 p.m. on last Friday of  month), come along and your  child will be looked after during  the class. Call 885-3651 for more  information.  Why pay more than 3*/a% to sell  your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235 -24 hours  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  Bricklayer - Stone Mason  A. Simpkins, 885-2688  Cement Work, UgitConstructlon  and smaOiepalra.  886-2530 836-9041  Patches sewn on clothes, knees  and elbows, etc. Will set people's  hair. 885-5074.   Confidential typing for you on  my Script typewriter. For an even  more personal touch, I will do it  in my clear handwriting.885-5074  Mother would  job. 885-3303  like   babysitting  1 Ton Truck for Hire  Light moving and hauling  Call 886-9294  For explosive requirements,  dynamite, electric or regular  caps, B line E cord and safety  fuse contact R. Ninuno, Cemetery Road, Gibsons. Phone  886-7778. Howe Sound Fanners  Institute.  HIGH 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 too. Expert insured work  'Know the cost before you start'  Call us at 885-2109. Free esti-  mates. JohnRTsbey.  Cat and/or backhoe available for  land   clearing,    road    building,  drainage ditches, waterlines, etc.  Call 886-9633 or 886-9365.  Young man looking for steady  employment. Interested in anything, construction, apprenticeship or ? 886-9503.  CUSTOM MADE FIREPLACES  112-255-8301 Len Nickel  HANDYMAN SERVICE  All types Home Repairs  and Services.  ���Renovations, Additions,  Painting, Clean-up, etc.  North of Davis Bay  883-9266  BARRY LARGE  BOX 43,18 ELLIOT RD.  GARDEN BAY  Experienced house cleaners will  work from 9-5.     886-9483 or   886-7317  16 year old high school boy would  like part-time work or odd jobs  of any kind. 886-9503  Young family man, mid 20's,  good work record seriously wants  carpentry apprenticeship. Please  call Philip at 886-9229.   ��� The Wood Latch ���  Natural wood to enhance  your  home from toys to doors.    Call  The Wood Latch 886-7738  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  Why pay more than 3'/i% to aeD  your home?  LOST  Lost on or near ferry at Horseshoe  Bay to Langdale some weeks  ago, cream chamois gloves &  gold coloured ring with oval jade  stone. 886-9443.  Red bow-saw, week of Feb. 22nd,  around Davis Bay. 885-3501.  All white cat, one blue eye, one  yellow eye, 6 toes on each front  paw, Gower Pt. Rd. area. Please  call 886-8061.  Found  Wristwatch  on   Highway,   neat  Sechelt..     Phone   to   identify.  885-9054 '  Action Line  - 886-7817  HOME CONSTRUCTION  Framing, finishing or renovations  ��� MARINE ���  Floats, Wharfs & Repairs  For prompt reliable service call:  885-9534  TOFFY'S ROOFING  Tar and Gravel  Singles and Shakes   '  Complete Roofing Services  885-9585  SECRETARY-ADMINISTRATOR  For Pender Harbour Health Clinic  Under the direction of the Trustees of the Pender Harbour &  District   Health   Centre   Society  for the following duties:  Attend Board meetings to. record  and transcribe minutes and report  to the Trustees as required.  Act as Clinic Receptionist.  Be responsible for all office work  including   correspondence   and  bookkeeping.  Supervise cleaning, repairs and  maintenance of building.  Mail applications to:  Pender Harbour & District Health  Centre Society, Box 308, Madeira  Park, B. C.  Will do odd jobs or work full time.  Have power saw & transportation   886-7463   Chimney cleaning, Vac equipped,  odd jobs, light hauling and clean  up jobs. Call Hugo: 886-7785  Personal   If you are concerned about someone with a drinking problem, call  Al-Anon 886-9193 or 88S-9638.  Meetings St. Aidans Hall, Tues.  at 8:00 p.m.  Anyone interested in joining a  single parent group? Contact the  Women's Centre 8a" 3711.  NORTH ISLAND  PEST CONTROL  WORK GUARANTEED  AT REASONABLE RATES  Local Licensed Operator  Charlie Cairns 885-3606  Logo Design Contest  SPONSORED BY  GIBSONS HARBOUR  BUSINESS ASSOCIATION  MOSS & FUNGUS CONTROL  WEBBING CLOTHES MOTHS: Are!  common fabric pests that occur throughout the world. The larvae are so tiny j  they can crawl between the woven j  threads of fabrics. Damage Is most:  wf*i";~od common under collars, in cuffs,- or In j  other dark areas of garments.  CONTEST RULES:  1. All designs become the property of the G.H.B.A.  2. Logo must include the four capital letters of the  Association.  Entry forms may be obtained from any G.H.B.A.  member or from Elphinstone Secondary School.  Completed designs may be turned in at the same  locations.  ENTRY FORM  G.H.B.A. LOGO CONTEST  Entry fee is $2.00 per logo entry.  Winner takes all!  EXPIRY DATE: MARCH 14,1977  NAME  ADDRESS  TELEPHONE.  AGE_   Solitare    engagement    ring    in  white gold       Appraised value  $250.      Will   sell  for   $175.00.  886-2673   White McLary elec. range, good  cond. $175.00, two studded 15 in.  radial snow tires, suitable for  V.W. Very good cond. $60.00.   885-9646   Swap: 1964 Corvair, good body  for 50 H.P. or larger outboard  motor. 886-7839   Kroehler chesterfield and chair,  good as new $250.00, 886-7800.  Washington hay, alfalfa mix, by  bale or ton. 885-3381 after 6 pm.  21" Philco console TV in good  cond. What offers? Also oval  shaped braided rugs 8x3 and 11  feet by 3, rug brown toned in  good cond. and 3 matching  braided door mats. $40.00. Call  886-2582   Boys skates, CCM Tacks, fairly  good cond. Size 4, $20.00. Call  Alan at 885-2385.   PROVINCIAL AD  56 seat restaurant, 2-bay service  station on 1.25 acres; zoning commercial general. On Trans  Canada Highway, Westholme,  Vancouver Island. Immediate  occupancy. Phone owner at   246-3917   PROVINCIAL AD  Hydroponic vegetable and herb  gardens: grow your own fresh  vegetables and herbs year round,  indoors or outdoors. Contact.  City Green Hydroponics, 1074  Denman St. Vancouver, B.C.  V6G 2M8, Phone 689-3315.  Aluminum screen &. storm door.  Regulation size, $25.00. Spruce  extention ladder 2/ 16'4" sections. $20.00. 886-2175  30" Electric range, can be seen  working. $40.00.885-9737.  For Sale  For Sale  Dishwasher, sun lamp, 2 wood  cookstoves, electric tray & trivet,  clock, magazine stand & misc.  kitchen items. 886-2923.   Brown or green- chesterfield,  sectional, 48", $40.00 each. Tan  hassock $5.00, 2 end tables,  blonde wood $20.00 each, golf  bag & clubs $50.00, picture  frames $1.00 each. Ford Torino,  $2,000. Apply at new brown &  white trailer, Hyw 101, North end  Selma Park, on the same side as  Indian gravel pit & St. Mary's  Hospital.  Upright 10 cu ft. deep freeze,  still under warranty $325.00.  Propane regulator & fittings,  $18.00. 885-9662.   3 Pair Dayton caulks', 7Vz, 81/&,  8%. 886-7074   Portable Kenmore washer, excel,  cond. Asking $125. or trade for  bamboo furniture. 885-9074.  40 sets Victor 45 rpm music  masterworks totalling 160 records  in wide selection of composers  and orchestras. $50. for lot.      886-7266   22-20 guage combination gun  with scope, $140.885-9328.  289 engine, A-1 running shape,  ford body. $200. o.b.o. and 15"  tires. 886-9544  Scuba tank & pack, aluminum,  80cu. ft. $140. 883-9206.   Like new modern high back  chesterfield, 2 tone, off white &  brown, 1 yr. old, $200.00, Everest  standard typewriter, excel, cond.  $75.00, Comptograph adding  machine for office or home $50.00  885-2864   7 mm magnum Remington, with  scope, 886-7671.  As new: Chrome highchair,  $15.00o.b.o. 886-7189.  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   Box for '61 - '66 Chev pick-up  in  good   shape.      886-7993   or  886-2761.         Electric lawn mower, Craftsman,  $60.00,   Child's   car-seat   $20.00   886-2046   Cast iron 54" built-in tub $20.00,  Wall mount sink $15.00, good  fixtures with both. 885-9543  33 gallon hot water tank $75.00,  Baby buggy $25.00.886-2184.  Brand new Filter Queen vacuum  cleaner, best offer. 886-2753.  G.E. fridge, pink $50.00, Pink  gas stove, offers? 885-3303.  Need: 3 speed auto, trans, for  Austin American. Call Steve at  886-9123.   Brinly Disc Harrow, new $100.  120 H.P. elec. motor $5.00  electric fencer, new $50.00  Rockwell  electric  edger   $15.00   885-3374      New set auto guages, temp ana"  oil pressure.    New T.V. hockey  game, offers. 885-9210.  Hoover Washer & spin dryer,  excel, cond. $100. o.b.o. 885-2926  22 cu. ft. deep freeze, in good  cond. Open to best offer. Call  886-2753.   Fence posts for sale, any length.  Ask for Ian at 886-2754.  'Enterprise' wood-burning stove  in good cond. with cast iron hot  water jacket, large oven, warming  drawer. $60.00. 886-9335.  For sale or trade for high-back  rocker, gold tweed recliner chair,  . for tall person. 885-2858.  AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  Office 886-2277 Toll Free 682-15}3  LORRIE GIRARD  886-7760  KEN CROSBY  886-2098  JONMcRAE  885-3670  SUB-DIVISION  CONSULTATION  REAL ESTATE  NOTARY PUBLIC  APPRAISALS  MORTGAGES  PRIME  INVESTMENT  OPPORTUNITY  DUPLEX - WYNGAERT ROAD: Gibsons  side by side, new modern ideal Revenue  home, close to all amenities in lovely  location. See this for investment or  living in one side.  HOMES  SARGENT ROAD: Large family home in  good area with panoramic view. Three  bedrooms, fireplaces up and down, with  2Vi baths. The full basement includes,  a finished rec room, laundry and work  shop. Sundeck, carport and paved driveway round out this landscaped lot. SEE  this home and you will fall in love with it.  Note: Reduced Price! F.P. $63,500  STEWART ROAD: Three bedroom,  beautiful Spanish style, sunken living  room home. On 1.46 acres in very quiet  area. Many features including a gor  geous fireplace, den and garage. Almost  1400 sq. feet of living area all on one  floor. F.P. $68,500.  FAIRMONT ROAD: 4 finished bedrooms  in this 1360 sq. ft. full basement 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.  GOWER POINT ROAD: 4 bedrooms In  this lovely full basement home in Gibsons. . Seclusion and still close to shop  ping 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. $47,500.  HILLCREST ROAD: At the corner of  Crucil Road. Two bedrooms upstairs,  plenty of room for expansion In the full  basement. Spend your leisure hours  enjoying the spectacular view from the  living room and huge sundeck. Be the  first owners, this home is brand new.'  F.P. $52,500.  BEACH AVENUE: Quiet privacy at the  corner of Glen Road. Perfect retirement  or starter home. Breath-taking view of  Keats Island and the Bay area. Sundeck  with wrought iron railing. This Immacu  late 2 bedroom home has a separate  workshop, carport and Is beautifully  landscaped. Make an offer) F.P. $39,500  GLASSFORD ROAD: Beautiful, well-  built Spanish style home In area of new  homes. Many extras including arches  throughout. Lovely fireplaces up and  down. Super large master bedroom,  skylight In bathroom, built-in bar in  living room, sliding glass door from  dining area to large sundeck. F.P.$59,900  REDROOFFS: Small unfinished house  on large, Vi acre lot. Electric heat.  Ideal do-it-yourself project. F.P. $23,500.  HEADLANDS ROAD: Lovely retirement  or starter home In good area close to  park, beach and post office. Grounds  are beautifully landscaped with fruit  trees and stonework features. 104 sq. ft.  enclosed sunporch is an added feature  plus.a separate garage and storage shed  on property. SEETHISONEI  F.P. $32,750.  CORNER PRATT & FAIRVIEW: Many  wood feature walls in this nicely designed  one bedroom home, with fireplace and  nice family room. Completely fenced  and landscaped yard. Could be easily  added to as concrete slab already at side  of house. Price includes fridge, stove,  washer and dryer. Owner anxious to sell I  F.P. $33,900.  GIBSONS: PRIME REVENUE BUILDING: In the heart of lower Gibsons,  2250 sq. ft. of post and beam construction  featuring 10 foot ceilings, 2 sets of  plumbing, 100 & 200 Amp. service, firewall divider, recently renovated. Lot  size 60' x 100'. Currently leased with a  yemrly revenue of over $7,000. An excellent Investment value...       F.P. $54,900.  GIBSONS - TRIPLEX: Located in the  heart of Gibsons, one block from the  Ocean and 2 blocks to shopping, etc.  Three (3) one bedroom apartments  make this an excellent revenue Investment or, live in one and pay for it with the  rentals from the other two. An extra  room downstairs with private entrance  plus a work building at the rear makes  this an ideal opportunity to have a self-  occupation business as well I Call In for  details and all other information.  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.  SOUTH FLETCHER: . At School Road.  2 Iota 40' x 150' each with small rentable  cottage on one lot. This property has.  excellent potential as It has a spectacular  view of the entire Bay area and Keats  Island. Mostly cleared and ready for  building one or two homes. F.P. $24,500.  SECHELT: Spindrift Road: Nicely  designed Vh year old home. Close to  schools, shopping and park, right In the  heart of Sechelt. 3 bedrooms, main floor,  with partial basement, fireplace and carport. Landscaped yard.       F.P. $45,500.  LOTS  ALOERSPRING 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.  LOWER ROBERTS CREEK ROAD: Off  Cheri Ann Park, beautifully cleared and  level building site hidden from the road  by many large treee. Eaay access to an  exceptional beech, 70' x 100' and priced  for immediate sale. F.P. $12,900.  UPLANDS ROAD: Tuwanek, Ideal recreational lot In beautifully wooded &  park-like ��rea, zoned for trailers. This lot  overlooks Sechelt inlet and the Lamb  islands. F.P. $8,900.  SCHOOL 4. 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 slde-by-slde or up/  down duplex construction. SPECIALLY  PRICED NOW: Only 1 will be sold at  $14,500. and only 1 �� $15,500. Act now)  ABBS ROAD: At the corner of School  Road. Excellent extra-large building lot  with spectacular view of Bay, Howe  Sound & Georgia Strait. Approximately  75x150feet. F.P.$19,000.  FORBES ROAD: In Langdale. Very  close to school, this corner tot is cleared,  level ��rul ready to build upon. Note the  extra large size of approx. 80' x 140'.  F.P. $13,500.  GOWER POINT ROAD: At the corner  of 14th. This property has levels cleared  for the building site of your choice.  Excellent view of Georgia Strait. Approximately 80' x 250'. F.P.$16,500.  TUWANEK: Only one block to beach,  full view of inlet. Piped community  water available. 80' x 140'. NEW low  price ONLY: F.P. $9,900.  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.  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.  PRATT ROAD: Near proposed new  school site. This lot is cleared and ready  to build upon. Mature fruit trees dot this  76'x 125'lot. F.P. $13,500.  ACREAGE  CEMETERY ROAD: En]oy the quiet  privacy of one acre In rural Gibsons.  The property Is all level usable land.  Treed with some view. F.P. $17,900.  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. 10.  Coast News, March 8.1977.  For Sale  Must sell 11 ft. over cab camper,  good cond. fully equipped.  What offers? New 2 piece knotty  pine china cabinet, $500. Near  new 2 piece birch china cabinet  $425. 886-9648  6 x 6 x 20 cedar poles, wired for  service or trailer, $45.00. Call  885-3661.   Windows, cottage style, approx.  ��� sizes 1 - 70x69 $20.00, 4 - 26x69  $8.00 each. 2 - 60x48 $15.00 each,  2 - 16x66 best offer. $60.00 takes  everything. 2 - 41x24 sliding  aluminum w/screens, $15.00  each. 885-9543.   1976 Johnson 15 H.P. motor,  new $800.00. 885-9543   Water pump, tank & accessories,  used one year, $100. 885-9798.  1968 Evinrude 40 H.P. outboard,  electric start, controls, wiring &  gas tank, $250.00. 886-7993 or  886-2761. .  Fridge $35.00, Elec. range $50.00  Pembrooke bathtub $10.00. Eves.  only: 886-9352.   Enterprise range with Dickens  oil burner in good working order.  45 gal. drum & stand, complete  $50.00. Camp cot mattress, in  good cond. $10.00,886-7948.  3 blade edger, double bottom  plow, 2/4x5 white aluminum  sliding windows, child's car seat,  886-2869  Mesh play-pen $5.00, Crib $20.00  Tenrion    3-way   buggy   $40.00,  GM infant car seat $10.00. Call  885-3967  Alder firewood, $40.00 a cord,  delivered. 885-3605  Cash or swap: R.C.B.F. reloading equipment $125.00.  Case 6" hammer mill for grinding  grain $250.00. 885-3605.  STATE OF THE ART STEREO  British Quad 303 power amp,  50 watts R.M.S. channel, as new  $150.00. Linear response EPI  201A Quartet speakers, were  $750. new, asking $400. Call  886-9229         .__  For Sale  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  33 gal. elec. water tank, $75.00  886-2184  One 8' commercial cement ironclad mixing trough, $30.00,  Fairbank Morris platform scale  $35.00, 2 fiberglass reel fishing  rods, $20.00, one spare tire &  rim for Chevy truck, 6 log, 650  Ib. $10.00.886-7756  Empire     Portable     Typewriter,  French  accent  keys,   near  new  $50.00,   Chemistry   set   includ.  test   tubes,   beaker,    F.   flask,  stoppers, in poly case, with elec  mircoscope,   near   new   $30.00  Rolli reflex 2V4 x 2V4  3.5 Schneider    lens,    automatic,    self  timer,   Heighland  flash,   proxar  lens,   paralax   collector.      Case  shows   use,   camera   as   new,  $125.00.       Old   wicker   clothes  basket   $20.00,   6  sterling   teaspoons,     Louis    XIV    pattern,  handles all broken, would require  hard   soldering,   over   100  yrs.  old.   Jewellery all gold or silver,  scrap silver for hobbyists, knives  for   collectors.       Some    Indian  baskets,   old,   beadwork,   stone  tools,   pipes,   wedges,   dishes,  jeadbands, these are good  but  not cheap.    Will trade for diamonds, jewellery, armor, edged  weapons, firearms, ship's models  ivory, jade, or what have you,  if you are short of cash.   By appointment only. 922-9508.  Pentax 35 mm camera & 2 Max  1 track tires. 885-3805  For Sale: Good mixed hay, to  clear $1.50 a bale, minimum 20  bales. Call 886-2887.  LIVESTOCK  ��� HORSESHOEING*  Horse Manure for Sale. T. Bowe.  886-7967   8 year old quarter horse thorough  bred gelding. 15.2 hands, very  gentle, excel, trail horse. $350.  o.b.o. 886-9845. '_  Gibsons Guides & Brownies  RUMMAGE SALE  March 12th, 10 - 2 p.m. at the  United Church Hall  Wanted  Coal scuttle, hearth  chain   link   fencing  885-9662  brush, 20'  36"    high.  Old fashioned large grind stone,  frame    not    necessary.        Call   886-7756   Kitchen wall cupboard 886-8087  Mobile Homes  21 ft. Travelaire trailer, tandum  wheels, fridge, stove, shower,  sleeps 4, excel, cond. $3800.  883-9963 or 883-2575.   Small trailer - sukable for one  person. $135.00 inclusive. Plus  propane. Bonnie Brook 886-2887  or 886-9033.   3 bdrm Mobile home on private  lot, avail. Feb. 1st. to mature  responsible people. Rent: $200.  per mo. 886-9682  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  Units  now  on  display,   phone:  886-9826  USED UNITS  1975  12 x 68'   Embassador,  3  bedrooms, 1% bath, raised living  room, electrict fireplace, carpeted  throughout, fully furnished and  in excellent condition.  Timber Wanted pins Alder  Poles bought and sold.    Let u  give you an estimate. D & O Log 197112 x 63 Leader, 3 bdrm. fully  Sorting Ltd.   Phone 886-7896 or furnished, very good condition  886-7700.  To sell or swap: Reloading equipment, grain . grinder, 100 lb.  propane tank. 885-3605.  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creeks  ALDER REQUIRED  Saw-log alder required in standing, decked or boom form.  Contact:    P.V.    Service*    Ltd.   883-2733   Box for Va ton G. K. Complete  with lights, $150.00886-7145;  Babysitter needed, VA days per  week in my home.    Granthams  area. 886-8030   Wanted: Male pup, pref. a large  type, (Husky, German Sheperd,  *fC* 886-7463.  Under New Management  Now available, redecorated suites  bachelor    and    one    bedroom.  886-7490 or 886-2597  NEWUNTTS  SPECIAL  12 x 60 Colony, 2 bedroom limited  addition,   carpeted  livingroom,  fully furnished .and decorated.     s  12 x 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.        Bonniebrook Camp  and  Trailer Park  Two choice mobile home sites,  will accommodate double-wides.  FOR RENT  Small trailer  Gower Point - 886-2887  1966 Cheveloret Mobile Home for  $3000. 885-9090 or 885-9019.  Travel trailer, 25V4\ 1973  Custom Coach, fully self contained, lots of extras. Like new,  never travelled. 885-3661.  Property  Large lot for sale, 12 x 60 trailer  pad on North Rd. 12x24 workshop, 12x12 pumphouse, hydro  pole in ready for building or for  trailer. Asking $14,500.886-9041  Lot on Chaster Rd. Zoned Mobile  Home, $10,000. terms. 886-9233.  Fairmont Road: 2 bdrms., large  living room with corner fireplace.  Excellent view, needs work but  good potential. 886-2164 eves.  MUST SELL  Vz acre lot. Water, power &  drive way, cleared building site.  $10,700. o.b.o. 885-9798.  Private Sale:     Fantastic view,  2 bdrm up, den & 3rd bdrm in  basement. Legal suite revenue  $190.00 (2 bdrm) Must sell!  $48,500. 886-7218.  3 bedroom home on 2%A acres  with view, VA baths. 1500 sq.  ft. $48,000. 886-9193.  Lot for sale in Sechelt near  Hackett Park, fully serviced.  Asking $11,500.596-7022.  In Langdale, 79' x 150' Lot for  sale. Near school, beautiful view,  by owner: 112-255-4805.  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: 2 good view lots on  Chaster Road, 1,000 ft. from  waterfront, utilities. 886-2887  For Sale by owner: 3 bdrm post  & beam home near tennis courts,  Gibsons. $35,000. 886-7566  eves, after 4:00.  Property  Property  For Rent  Classified  886-7817  Why pay more than 3*/i% to mO  your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  Grantham's Landing, handyman*  or renovators special, view 2  story home and lot on Reid Rd.,  . Granthams Landing, where you  can not only have a fine home  but-also double your investment  within two years. $21,500.  886-7891,886-2688. H. Luke.  two Vt acres, asking $11,000.  each. Both on lower Roberts  Creek road, partially cleared.  Please write June Boe, Gen. Del.  Roberts Creek or leave message  at 886-9516,    Spectacular 180 degree view!  Georgia Strait and Vane. Island.  Attractive compact 3 bdrm.  A-Frame, large stone fire-place,  elec. heat, W/W, Landscaped lot.  73' x 150'. Small cabin & gazebo  2 blocks from beach, 2 miles  from Sechelt. Owner: 885-2890.  MUST SELL!  Price reduced to $60,000. By  owner in Gower Punt. 2 yr.  old quality built home. TfA baths,  approx. 2200 sq. ft. of completely  finished home. Wall/wall up &  down. Landscaping & paved  driveway all done. Has 45' sun-,  deck with view of Strait. Close to  beach, all this plus 2 stall barn,  ' feed shed & chicken house approx  Vi acre.   $37,000. 1st Mortgage  at 10V4%. 886-9249.   Why pay mow than 3Vi% to  ���ell your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24hours  3 Bedroom home, fall basement.  Electric heat, on 6 acres close to  Gibsons. Phone 886-7832 or  886-2813.  For Sale by owner: Lot 11, Seaside Village, deared ready to  build. Buy it for what we paid for  it. $4000. down and take over  payments at 6% interest. Days  call 885-2273, ask for Nicki or  eves. 885-3963  For Sale: 2 good view lots on  Chaster Rd. 1,000 ft. from waterfront, utUities^88<H2887_  Roberts Creek: 3 bedroom home  on park-like Vi acre, semi-waterfront. All electric heat, workshop  basement, large wrap around  sundeck. To view: 886-2744.  F.P. $49.000-   8 x 45' Rollahome on Gabriola  Island. Must be moved $2,000.  o.b.o. (112) 254-5836 or call  886-8097   Private sale by owner in Langdale  Chines, VA year old home, 3  bedrooms, large kitchen, living  room with fireplace, den, family  room, utility room, storage room.  Approx. 1,460 sq. ft. with wall  to wall throughout. Large landscaped lot with garden, fruit  trees and A-frame cabin for playhouse or storage. $49,500.  For appointment, phone 886-7237  5Vfe acres of land, year round  creek in Roberts Creek area,  $7,000. down & assume mortgage  of 10% interest @ $200. per mo.  Approx. price $27,000. 885-3881.  4 year old 3 bedroom home in  Selma Park. Call owner at:   885-9328   For Rent  Room & Board available at  Bonnie-Brook Lodge. Meals &  services incl. laundry. $275. per  month. Private room. 886-9033.  Gower Point ocean beach esplanade.   Uibsons waterfront, 4 bdrms,  fully furn. Only avail, for April,  Nrtay &. June. $250. per mo.  T31-8834or 2181 W 22nd, Vane.  For Rent: 2 bdrm. executive  type home, private beach, boat.  Adults only, no pets. $350. per  mo. 886-9044.  3 bdrm. house, semi-waterfront,  unfurn. refs req.   $300. per mo. .  Roberts Creek area. 886-2744.  Immediate occupancy, 1 bdrm  house avail March 1st. Sunken  living room, carpets, unfurnished  Selma Pa*. $175. per mo.  987-8707  1 bdrm. furnished basement apt.  in Granthams, avail. March 1.  $150. per mo. 886-9178 j  In tri-plex deluxe, large house r-  size apartment. Sliding glass ,,-*_  doors out to decks. 3 bdrms, ,?  dining room, padded bar, crystal ^  chandeliers, swag lamps, etc. ';7  Drapes, fridge & range incl.7"  $350. per mo. 15 minute drive ;.'  from Gibsons, avail March 15; _'.   886-9352     -  Avail. April 1, 3 bdrm house-,  with basement, w/w carpets, ...-  drapes, stove & fridge. On sewer ���*������������  and cable vision. Term lease,"--*'  sorry, no pets. 886-9382     -.-  Room for working lady or girl....  Comfortable cosy & clean, 3.  miles out of Sechelt. Share7  expenses. 885-9698 '  Maple     Crescent     Apartments -*  1-2-3 bdrm suites for rent, 1662-i  School   Rd.,   Gibsons.   Heat   &.;  cablevision,   parking,   close   to I  schools & shopping. Reas. rent.  Apply suite 103A. 886-7836  Suite   for   rent   in   Granthams,.  partly furnished, $125. per mo.  886-9904  In Village of Sechelt, 2 bdrm.   ;  cottage. $225. per. mo.  885-9979  days. 886-7490 eves.   Tantalus Apartment for rent,v  furn. & unfurn. Wall to wall,7.  accessories 886-9544. ;*  FOR RENT ^  DELUXE TOWNHOUSES  1564 sq. ft. of finished floor area, '  3 bdrms, plus large family room7  and rec. area, W/W carpets. .  Deluxe Tappen range, ample *  parking on blacktop, all for only l  $300. per month. These good-  family homes are located on 1650..  School Rd. and Wyngart Rd. in ,  Gibsons. For further information "'  call:    SEA-AIR     ESTATES     at7.  886-2137 or  SAFECO       BUILDERS       LTD. ,  683-3291 or eves. 253-9293.  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  _-#^___f_r__rAUTOMOTIVE   _~#__P_>^__F_r  >V  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  TOYOTA  New & Used Car Sales  All Make, Parts & Services  Gibsons AL JAMIESON Phone 886-7919  NEED TIRES''  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  ^r__P5#_*__r BUILDING SUPPLY ^#5#5#5#s��_K__r  r  r  GIBSONS BUILDING SUPPLIES  (1971) LTD.  ALL BUILDING MATERIALS  READY-MIX   CONCRETE-GRAVEL  GENERAL PAINT  886-2642 Highway 101 -Gibsons 886-7833  TWIN CREEK LUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  V.  Free Estimates  Everything for your building Needs  Phone 886-2291 -2  WINDSOR   PLYWOOD  (THE PLYWOOD PEOPLE)  Construction Plywood, Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Sidings and ail Accessories.  Highway 101, Gibsons  ��   Delivery Phone 886-9221  STAN HILSTAD   ROOFING  DUROID. SHAKES  OR REROOFING  Gibsons R.R. 1, Port Mellon Highway        Phone 886-2923  fi  KITCHEN  REMODELLING  CENTRE  KITCHENS AND  BATHROOMS  886-9411  DAY or EVENING  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cabinetsand Fixtures -fr 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   -fr Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty  R. BIRKIN  885-3417 Beach   Ave.,   Roberts   Creek        885-3310  ELECTRIC  ANDREASSEN     ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving the Sunshine Coast  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Hopkins Landing, B. C.  Box 860  ��a)\BE ELECTRIC lyd.,  Phone 886-7605  ���POWER    TO    THE   PEOPLE"  Gibsons  r  r  v.  r  (Quest eitttrir TLtb.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons, Roberts Creek & Madeira Park  885-3133     r-.:-;-y;-,��!S;s,:^ !^-Hf^f  J. McKenzie Ron Blair, P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd. P.O. Box 387 Sechelt    VON 3A0  PAJAK   ELECTRONICS  CO. LTD.  RCA & ELECTROHOME  Authorized Dealer  886-7333 Sales and Service Gibsons  *\  ....      ABC  T       GENERAL PAINTING  SPRAY - BRUSH - ROLL  Call 886-2512  ^  ROBINSON'S TV  FLEETWOOD DEALER  Service Depot for  PHILIPS-ZENITH PANASONIC-  MASTERCHARGE  .ADMIRAL  Phone 886-2280  ^  SUNSHINE PAINTERS  Let us brighten up your life  RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL  886-9564  R.R. 2 Free Estimates Gibsons  >  MMmWMMmWwmMmW   EXCAVATING    ^smsisr^r  ,__m_pg#_p_pg#_- PLUMBING jrMmWMmWA  RAY COATESPLUMBING  886-7695  Contract Renovations & Service Work  r  BOUTIN  BULLDOZING  Clearing ��� Landscaping  Backhoe Work  Phone 886-9824  R.R. 1   Gibsons  f CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterlines, etc  V^Ph. 885-2921  Roberts   Creek  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING -PIPEFITTING -STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER H EATI NG  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  " TIDELINE  Plumbing and Heating Contractors  A  RESIDENTIAL- COMMERCIAL  FREE ESTIMATES  J.B. EXCAVATING 886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage retaliation  ��� Dump Truck ���Backhoe  ��� Cat   ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates  Vs  Bernie Mulligan  886-9414  Denis Mulligan  L& H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations - Ready-Mix Concrete  885-9666 Porpoise Bay Road Box 172, Sechelt, B. C.  >i  JmTMmWmWMmWJFJF   SURVEYING   -#5#_P5P5#_P_P_P!#_-  ROBERT W^ALLEN  B. C. LAND SURVEYOR  Sechelt Lumber Building  Wharf St., Box607  V.  Office 885-2625  Sechelt, B.C.  Res. 885-9581  r  Km,  R & B BULLDOZING & BACKHOE  Septic Systems    Land Clearing  886-9633 or 886-9365  "N  ^.  D.J.ROY  SURVEYOR-ENGINEER i  Marine Building Wharf Street  Box 609 885-2332 Sechelt, B.C.  At the sign of  the  Chevron  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  & Marine Service Ltd  ArcandActy. Welding Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating Automotive-Marine Repair  Phone 886-7721 Marine Ways Res. 886-9956  ######## MISC. SERVICES JmWWJKMMmWMA  GIBSONS  TELEPHONE ANSWERING  Service - Phone 886-7311  >i  *\  / SPECIALTY MACHINE WORKS  MANUFACTURE OF MACHINE PARTS  SHAKE FROES DRAW KNIVES  CUSTOM AND MARINECASTING.    GENERAL MACHINE WORK  HUGH BAIRD '  Opposite Sechelt Legion    885-2523 Days     885-2108 Eves.  GIBSONS LANES  OPEN BOWLING HOURS  SATURDAY 7-11 pm FRI DAY 9-11 pm  SUNDAY    2-5 pm   9-11 pm  C0IN-0P CLEANERS  YOU CAN SAVE MONEY  By the Garment or By the Load  Sunnycrest Plaza 886-2231  "N  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying        -������--���  V.  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 9:30 to 3:30 p.m.  Space for Rent  V.  yc  r  r  v  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE TO ALL MAKES  SEWEASY  Cowrie St. Sechelt 885-2725  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Ole's Cove  Commercial Containers available  885-9973  886-2938  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  Marv Volen  886-9597  TED HUME SERVICES  Parts. Service, Installations  Stoves,  Furnaces,   Heaters,   etc.  886-2951  Gibsons. B.C.  Certified Instrument Mechanic  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Phone 886-2664  Packing Materials for Sale  Member Allied Van Lines     R.R. 1, Gibsons  ^  ^S  if  v  JOHN HIND-SMITH      -  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  1 <*j  Res. 886-9949  Space for Rent  Jo  :r\;i Wanted to  Rent  Family with one child wants to  rent  2  bdrm.   house  of  suite,  April 1, Gower Point, Pratt- Rd.  area. 886-7348.  Small house or cabin, with or  without electricity for mother &  child, very reliable. Refs avail.  Wanted soon. Reply Box 7, Coast  News.   Mother & daughter desire 2 bdrm  house or apartment, have excel,  refs, in the Gibsons area. Clean.  886-9483 or 886-7317.  House or trailer in the Gibsons  area, under $200. per mo. Call  Marcy at 885-2201 or after 6 call  886-7804.    Cars & Trucks"  1964 VaRant, good running cond.,  radio, good tires, body dented,  $100.00.    Please call Saturday.   886-7164   1968 Dodge Polara, 2 dr, 1 car  owner, $1200. 886-2166.  1962 Pontiac, offers. After 6 p.m.   883-2403     1971   VW   dune   buggy,    1600  engine, mags: $1650. After 3 pm   886-9595   Mechanics special! 1961 GMC  Vi ton, running cond. Only  $190.00. Also timing light,  cost $60.00, sell $30.00. Eves  call 885-3403.    New 255 H.P. V8, F.W.C.  2E Volvo leg. $4,700.885-3496.  1966    Chevelle    Malibu,    283,  4 barrel, $275. firm. 886-2459.  $50.00 o.b.o.: 1966 Ford Station  wagon, 289, no youngster but still  has miles left. Also 1967 Chevy  van, 283, auto, needs some  T.L.C. $400. 885-9200.  Fargo van, camperized, new  clutch & trans., brakes, stereo,  slant 6 engine. $1500. or trade  for sail boat. Phone Wesley at  886-2821.   1970 Corvette convertible, auto,  P.S., P.B., P.W. Must Sell!  Days: 885-5010 eves: 886-2491.  1965 Buick Wild Cat, 4 door,  H.T.   P.B.,   P.S.   $400.   o.b.o;  886-7453   1974 Ventura, $3000. Good shape  885-3278  For    Sale:    1959    Oldsmobile,  * power train & engine,  V8-394.  886-9294  Cars & Trucks  1963 Volkswagon Beetle, running  cond. $200. 886-7966.  1972 Datsun 5 - 10, good running  order, phone 885-2535.  1970 Datsun, runs, $300. after  6 p.m.: 886-2768.  1964 Ford Custom, excel, running  cond. 885-9079.   %   Ton   Chev,   standard,   350,  new   paint  job,   new   AM/FM,  excel,    cond.        $3600.    o.b.o.   885-3881   1972 Fiat 128 sedan, in good  condition. 885-2535.  1972 Datsun 5-10, good running  cond.   37,000. mi.   $1,000. Call:   886-9695   1969Vauxhall, $475. V.W. motor  $80.00, after 6:886-7738.  1964 International, good running  cond. 71,000 miles, motor rebuilt 12,000 mi. ago. Has radio  and wooden canopy S. other  features. $1,100. o.b.o. 886-7626  1965 Comet V8, auto, good transportation, $300. o.b.o. 1964  Econoline Van, 6 cyl. standard,  $500. o.b.o. eves: 885-3369.  1963 GMC Vz ton Pick-up, 6 cyl.  excellent mechanical cond.  Offers? 885-9210.  1971 Cougar, XR7, all options.   885-3947  1968 Vauxhall Viva, new clutch,  good running cond. Asking $350.  886-9265  1969 Volkswagon station wagon,  new radial snow tires, runs well.  $725.00. Phone Lori 885-2487.  Cutlas G 78-14 tire & rim, complete, very good cond.    $25.00.   885-2601  1974   Satellite   Sebring,    P.S.,  P.B.,   P.W.   automatic.       Only  27,000    miles,     $3000.     o.b.o.   883-2732   FOR SALE  Small  canopy for  narrow   box.  886-7046  Boats  1961 Vauxall, 59,000 miles,  snow chains for half-ton pickup truck. New front chrome  bumper for Ford pick-up, Call  886-7476.   1976 Ford 250 camper special  and canopy. Take over= payments and/or car in exchange.  $6000. Phone 885-3640.  283 motor and transmission in  good working order.   Best offer.  886-9192  1963 Econoline Ford van, re-built  engine, runs good.    Extra parts  avail,   from   junker.       $300.00  . ��� ������-���:T--' 886-2843       ~^^  1971 125 H.P. Johnson Out/  board, with controls. Never used  since rebuilt. 885r9328.  Fibreglass dinghy 7', better than  new. $130. firm. 885-2486.  Davidson 17' Fibreglass sloop,  like new, SS rig, 2 sails, boom  tent, oars, trailer, $2600.00   886-7548  18' L.S. - Powered by 302 Ford-  Berkely Jet drive, ready to go.  886-2737  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  14' fibre glass runabout, C/W  35 H.P. . Mercury Outboard,  $675.00 or trade for a 12' aluminum boat & motor. 886-2738  Excel, cond. 19' Huddelstone  lapstrake. Fact, built fibreglass  Vj cabin top, al. windows. No  motor, $1650. o.b.o. 738-1345. ,  292 Marine Ford parts, manifold,  starter, cab. alternator. Velvet  drive trans. 1..1. 738-1345.  14' Lapstrake boat c/w A 1972  6 H.P. Johnson. This is an excel,  sea boat & the motor runs like  new. $450.00 or will sell sepa-  rately. 886-2738.  17 ft. K.C. thermo-glass hull  speed boat. Two 35 Mercs, one  just had major overhaul, other  equipment incl. 886-7375.  16' boat, fibreglass on plywood,  on trailer. 20 H.P. LS 66 Merc,  rebuilt with less than 30 hours,  includes controls and steering.  Great fish boat. $600.00 o.b.o.   885-9798  35' Cruiser tricabin bit. 1962,  6 cyl. Bedrod Diesel. Fridge,  oil stove, radios, sounder, tape  deck, etc. $21,000. Pender  Harbour. 883-9126.  24' Keel cruising sloop, Nauti-  Lass,   Gov't   Wharf,    Gibsons.  23' Star Class sloop & trailer.  886-9668     - -7  20 ft. F.G. Cruiser, head, sink,  etc. I.B., O.B., 155 H.P. V6  Volvo Penta. Completely overhauled. Total price $5,295.00.  Would consider trade for recreation vehicle of equal value.  Phone 926-2514 weekends or  after 6p.m. weekdays.  Motorcycles  All weather, low insurance  suburban & commuter scooter.  1974 Yamaha UE7, 75 cc. step  thru, low miles, excel, cond.  almost automatic with centrifugal  clutch, luggage rack, rain shield,  80-120 m.p.g. and 52 m.p.h.  speed. $370.00, Call Howard at  886-7891.  1975 Montessa   123  cc,   trials.  883-2327   Harley Davidson 250 cc Sprint,  engine in top cond. Good all  purpose bike. $400. 886-2843  MOTORCYCLE  REPAIRS & SERVICE  H.D. Tri, Honda, etc.   Street &.  dirt.  All work guaranteed.  Call:  886-2754  Reliable, well cared for 1972  Triumph Daytona 500, Lo miles,  excel.' cond. $850. or trade for  Pick-up truck of similar value.  886-9229  1976 125 Yamaha Enduro, excel,  cond. only 1200 miles, economical  transportation or fun as a dirt  bike. $875. firm. 885-9992.  Free to good home, 6 year old  spayed female, good watchdog,  phone 886-8091   Two Siamese sister cats, both 10  months, females, together $75.00   886-9443   Wanted: purebred Siberian  Husky, male, for stud, blue  eyes, silver grey. 886-7626.  Wanted: Good home on farm or  acreage well above highway and  away from roads, for a large male  Golden Retriever type lab cross,  1 shot, very loving, good watchdog, does not fight, 14 mo. old.  Also same type of home for small  brown and white female sister to  above, very pretty 81 loving,  would appreciate home for them  together. 886-9443.         Beautiful chocolate point Siamese  kitten for sale. 885-2443.  Obituaries  RUGGE: Hal, a resident of  Sechelt, passed away February  26th, 1977 in Spain. Survived  by son Peter, step-son Frank  Algar, step-daughters Hazel  Hadden, Sechelt, Pat Couillard,  Victoria, Beatrice Stephens,  Vancouver.  Coast News, March 8,1977.  BIGGS: March 5, 1977. Dorothy  Edith St. John Biggs of Franklin  Road, Gibsons, B. C. Survived  by her loving mother Mrs.  Florence Biggs, Gibsons, one  brother Ronald, Vancouver, 3  neices and 1 nephew. Memorial  service Saturday, March 12th at  2:00 p.m. from St. Bartholomew's  Anglican Church, Gibsons.   Rev.  11.  David Brown officiating. Devlin  Funeral Home in charge of  arrangements.  NEW McLEODS STORE  in Sechelt ��� Auto Parts ���  Best price on the Peninsula  885-2171  J  LUMINAIRE  100% NYLON  RUBBER BACK  For Sale  Travel  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 Tofl Free 682-1513  SUPERIOR TOURS LTDl  Lobby of Sandman Inn  ISO West Georgia St.  689-7117  RENO $119.50  8 Days. 7 Nights Bus Tour  SUPER WEEKEND  RENO $169.50  SAN. FRAN. $179  Hotel * Air Included  WAIKIKI $389  ��� Days. 7 Nights  MAUI $409  8 Days. 7 Nights  Dinette suite with walnut finish  and 4chairs, excel, cond. $65.00,  set of 2 stereo extension speakers  $10.00, Two attachable zipper  sleeping bags, clean, $15.00 ea.  2 chaise lounges with flowered  pads $15.00, Mahogany veneer  table 24' x 78", $12.00. GM 15"  rim $10.00, Remington No. 7  cord slant cordless Rechargable  shaver 110.220, $18.00, Child's  sleigh $5.00, Medium size suitcase $8.00, wicker chairs, covers  $5.00 each. 885-2610.  Sportsmans    fiberglass    canopy  camper, 8' box, 3'  high, $325.  885-2098  Boy's skates, CCM tacks, fairly  good cond. Size 4, $20.00 Call  Alan, 885-2385.   14 H.P. Massey Ferguson,  hydra-speed drive tractor, chains,  3 point left, roto tiller, plow,  dozer blade, dump trailer &. disc  harrows. 885-3374.  Ladies figure skates, CCM.  excel, cond. Size 10, $10.00.  Jean Cowboy boots, worn twice,  size 11, $10.00. 886-2581.  18' Fibreglass cabin cruiser &.  trailer. Volvo in-board out-board  with depth sounder, AM FM  stereo, trim tabs & many other  extras. 886-7219.  Announcements  ine extension,ueparuiiem oi me  Vancouver Art Gallery will be  presenting MAKING GROUND:  A LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION in  Elphinstone Secondary on March  8th, at 9:00 - 5:00 in the cafeteria  and admission is free. This is  \made possible through funding  4 by-the National Museums Corp.    -  Luminaire is a hard twist for  easy maintenance. Very  hard wearing and three  toned.  ������������������  Gentle Beige, Misty Blue,  Bamboo Green, Golden Honey,  Sugar Maple and Rust Nugget.  Ken DeVries  & Son Ltd.  FLOORCOVEREVGS  NOW WITH TWO LOCATIONS:  f.;;..\.-  HIGHWAY 101, GIBSONS.  886-7112  IN THE HEART OF SECHELT  885-3424  Nutrition notes     Coast  THE STAFF OF LIFE  by Donna Gaulln  Not long ago, the only sprouts  that one would think of eating  were the little brussel cabbages.  Chinese bean sprouts were  vaguely known but certainly not  used as a regular practice.  Quickly gaining notoriety are  tender and fresh "sprouts" or  shoots from seeds, grains, lentils or beans. Not only are these  inexpensive but sprouts are simple to prepare without waste and  are fresh in the purest sense.  It is very easy to sprout as  long as they are untreated with  their hulls still on. Natural  foods stores always have alfalfa,  cress, flax, sesame and (hopefully), unshelled sunflower  seeds as well as mung, soy and  garbanzo beans.  There are many methods and  containers that can be used. Very  simply, I have found the most  convenient to be a mason jar  with a piece of nylon screening or  nylon stocking secured across the  mouth to be more than adequate,  both as a sprouting and storage  container.  Start with two tablespoons of  seeds, beans or lentils. Soak  them overnight in the jar at room  temperature. After eight to  twelve hours, drain the seeds  well. (I use the drain water for  my houseplants but it also makes  excellent soup stock.) Store* the  drained sprouts-to-be in a dark  warm spot. Once or twice a day  rinse well and in three to five  days, when the shoots are about  three times the original length,  dig in.  Sprouts are fascinating to  watch and children, especially,  can be delighted and amazed at  their quick growth. When the  tiny cotyledon leaves emerge, the  sprouts are definitely ready to  eat and enjoy!  -Lately, I have noticed mung  beans and alfalfa sprouts bagged  for sale in the produce at local  supermarkets. I must add that  those prepared at home compare  as; garden tomatoes do with the  expensive, flavorless sort that  are offered for sale in the winter.  ^Nutritionally, sprouts as  potential plants are jammed full  of vitamins, minerals and provide  a decent source of protein.   Es  pecially vitamins C and the B  complex, which are those often  added to other foods synthetically. Sprouts also contain no complex starches so that they provide  quick energy.  What to do with die sprouts?  Fine alfalfa sprouts are excellent  crisps in sandwiches, salads and  as garnishes. Others can be used  raw or cooked in bread, with  vegetables or in sauces.  As someone said, "Try it,  you'll like it." Why not? Sprouting is easy, as good as fresh peas  from the pod and definitely give  you your money's worth. In  short, sprouts offer vim and vigor  in a crunch.  YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT  Question: How many servings of  milk should ��� pregnant woman  have each day?  Four servings each day of milk  and milk products are necessary  to meet the needs of the woman  plus those of the growing fetus.  One serving is equivalent to 1  cup of milk, 1 cup cottage cheese  or yoghurt, a VA inch cube of  cheese, or 3 medium scoops of  ice cream.  Question: I know that we eat too  mach sugar, but Isn't there a  need for some sugar In our diets?  We do need some carbohydrates in our diet but this is easily  met by the sugars naturally  present in fruits and vegetables,  milk, and the starches in grains  and vegetables. These foods  are much better sources of carbohydrate than sugary foods such  as candy or pop because they also  contain the vitamins your body  needs in order to use the energy.  Question: What foods can a  person eat In order to avoid  constipation without using laxatives?  Foods which are high in fibre  content, such as bran cereals,  baked products made with bran,  vegetables such as celery, and  fruit will help. It is also important  to drink adequate amounts of  fluid (8 cups per day, including  that in beverages and soups) and  to get regular exercise.  comment  The following is a letter sent by  local fisherman Rob Corlett to  Dr. Glen Geen, top fisheries  official for die Gulf of Georgia.  As such, it does not necessarily  reflect opinion of other fishermen  or the Coast News.  Dear Dr. Glen Geen:  I was amazed to find out your  department has gone ahead with  a two licence scheme for the salmon troll fleet. Why weren't  fishermen notified of it in plenty  of time so our feelings could  be heard?  I am on a mailing list from your  department which I thought  would include things that effect  me as a commercial fisherman.  All I receive is blue and pink  sheets showing catches and  prices, which is nice, but ho way  as important as receiving information from your department on  regulation proposals and changes  which directly, or indirectly  affect my future. If your excuse  for keeping us in the dark, in  regards to important changes  like the two area licence scheme,  is the lack of funds, I would  suggest cancelling blue and pink  sheets and sending more pertinent matters.  I am a third generation commercial salmon fisherman on the  B. C. coast and can't help but  think that you have tried to instigate this two fishing area  scheme in such a way that we  fishermen have had'little or no  opportunity to have our feelings  heard. In this fishery we often  hear the term 'Historical Rights'.  Does your department not recognize the fact that we Canadian  fishermen spanning several  generations are also entitled to  Historical Rights? I am sure we  are more justified in making this  claim on our fish and territorial  waters than the Americans.  This scheme your department  has come up with .sounds and  feels more like a political ploy  to the sports fishermen and sports  industry, than for any justified  conservation of stocks. If conservation of stocks was your  intent, then instead of singling  out trollers to bear the brunt of  this restriction, you would have  to put restrictions on the sports  fleet as well.  Where you arrived at the figure  of 1,000 commercial trollers delivering catches from the gulf I  don't know. Talking to other,  . fishermen,I would say the figure  is closer to two hundred and  fifty (250) - three hundred (300)  vessels. Could it be that a number of these vessels have fished  places like the Swiftsure bank and  reported their catches from the  Gulf so as to be able to deliver  Springs under twenty-six inches?  Or, have you included the boats  that fish the Blackfish Sound -  Port Hardy area?  Another very questionable item  are figures used in connection  with the sports fleet. You have  no accurate way of telling the  number of sports fishermen, or  days fished.  It is mathematically possible  for a sports fisherman to legally  catch 1,460 salmon a year without-  contributing one iota to the enhancement of salmon. You may  laugh at that figure as being  preposterous, but there are quite  a number of so-called sports  fishermen who individually take  hundreds of salmon for bootlegging purposes.  If you want to reduce the catch  effort in the Gulf, fine, but please  do it in a more realistic and fair  sense.  I have listed what I think is a  far more realistic approach to  your political headache in regards  to regulations of salmon fishing  in the Gulf.  COMMERCIAL REGULATIONS  1. April 15th opening for Springs.  Barbless hooks until cohoe opening. (I understand barbless  hooks have been used in American waters, with success.) ;  2. Four day a week opening for  commercial trolling. 6:00 a.m.  Monday to 6:00 p.m. Thursday.  Note: Would quite possibly  force larger west coast-boats out  of Gulf, but still allow them a four  day shake down cruise close to  major repair centres.  3. Seven day fishery opening to  coincide with cohoe opening. By  this time almost all, if not all  outside vessels will have left the  Gulf.  4. Possible increase in minimum  size limit.  SPORTS REGULATIONS  1. Two days a week between  October 30th and April 15th.  Note: Will not affront the true  sports fishermen, but only help  stop so-called sports fishermen  who take more fish than they or  their family can possibly eat.  2. Three days a week, April 15th  to cohoe opening. Note: Will  allow local residents one day a  week to fish without the congestion of weekend fishermen from  other areas; while still slowing  down individuals who catch more  than their family needs.  3. Four days a week from commercial cohoe opening to October  30th. Note: Will allow people  on two week holidays eight days  in which to fish.  4. Increase minimum size limit  to coincide more evenly with commercial regulations.  5. ^Institute licencing for sports  fishermen and marinas. Note:  Sports fishing licence should be  of a fee large enough to cover  administration, plus a nominal  two to five dollars going towards  a salmon enhancement program.  Marinas and charter boats  could be charged on a sliding  scale depending on investment,  with licences running .from two  hundred dollars ($200.) and up.  6. A punch card system limiting  yearly catch to a certain number  of fish per person. Suggested  limits: foreign - 10 salmon,  resident - 30 salmon.  I believe the above to be quite  fair/ For resident sports fishermen, thirty salmon should represent at least 150 pounds, which  would make a sizeable number of  meals involving fish, not to add  white fish, or trout, crabs, etc.  If barbless hooks are found  viable, the regulations could  eventually outlaw barbed hooks.  If your concern is over kill of  local Gulf stock, I can not see how  you can justify this, when different hatcheries had over abundant returns and your department  sold off excessive spawners without allowing a commercial fishery  on these spawners.  I realize the average weight  for springs is low in the Gulf,  but is also low in other areas.  I am basically a northern area  fisherman and have reported,  along with others, to the department in Prince Rupert, boats that  continually catch and deliver  undersized springs. The Shell  grounds and Two Peaks are two  such spots where a great number  of springs under twenty-six  inches aire caught. Department  officals in Prince Rupert admit  they know of this problem, but  are unwilling to do anything  about it, saying they have no  boats available. If boats were  boarded on those spots, the majority of them would be found to  have undersized springs. As for  finding patrol vessels available,  what about during net closure  times? These two spots are only  a very short run from Prince  Rupert.  Some things I would like to see,  which would help relations between the department and fishermen is that each segment of the,  fleet receive a copy of regulations  pertaining to their type of gear  each winter, for their study and  use aboard their vessels the following season. This will give  fishermen better knowledge of  regulations . pertaining to their  segment of the fleet.  Information to mariners at  major broadcast times should be  used to keep fishermen on the .  grounds up to date on last minute  regulation changes or pending  closures. Your department has  used this at least once in the past  (fish-hold inspections qualifying  date moved up.)  Keep your information clerks  tip to date on regulations including information office at 1090  West Pender.  Instead of having us collect  U.I.C. in the winter, pay us the  same rate, but let us participate  two or three days a week in local  salmon enhancement projects.  I would appreciate a reply to  this letter, which, I hope will  include why individual trollers  were not notified at all, and  organizations in the industry not  until late January 1977.  Explain ways in which your  scheme will benefit the salmon  troll fleet, sports fishermen,  and salmon runs.  Is it your intent in the future  to restrict us even further, such  as only being allowed to fish one,  two, or three statistical areas each  season? Has your department  ever thought of limiting further,  the size of area we will be allowed  freedom of movement in?  Do you not recognize the fact  that we fishermen should have  some impact in the management  of our resource? After all, your  department has appropriated  part of our income for management and enhancement of this  resource, without first asking us.  Thank you  Robert J. Corlett  cc.: Romeo Leblanc  Jack Pearsall  Don Lockstead  YOUR AUTOPLAN CENTRE  ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE  Seaside Plaza  886-2000  Gibsons  886-9121  C ��  every  weekend''  SPECIAL  PRIME BIBS  every  FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY  you can enjoy  a Prime Ribs meal which includes a  FIVE COURSE Buffet Salad Bar for only  '7��  Wilson Creek Road,  Highway 101  885-2933  5 pm 'til 9 pm Z--S"'  12.  Coast News, March 8,1977.  Davis Bay residents had an opportunity to watch the  ingenuity of Tom Reynolds of Burnaby at work on Sunday.  He plans to skid this wharf into the water and float  it to the present site of Tyee Air in Vancouver Harbour.;  Regional Board  Cameo Lands  The regional board special  meeting of Thursday, March 3rd,  held to deai with the problem of  Mr. Henry Hall of Cameo Lands  rezoning for industrial usage,  agreed to in principle support  Mr. Hall's request that should  tiie proposed land swap fail to  materialize he be given a blanket  rezoning of his existing 40 acre  holding. It was the boards  feeling that rezoning the entire  block would in no way endanger  that portion of Chapman Creek  which cuts through the land as  the Department of Fisheries and  the Department of the Environment would ensure that usage of  the site comply to be advantageous with creek bottom usage.  The matter will probably prove  to be academic as the B. C.  Development representatives  who visited the site this week  described the land swap as a good  idea and we are assured that  there is an 80 to 90 percent  chance of its going through.  In order to facilitate the construction of Mr. Hall's manufacturing plant and as a beginning  step to making industrial lands  available in the area the board  agreed to an immediate rezoning  of an approximate 8 acre portion  described as the north-east portion of the south-east block of  Mr. Hall's land. This rezoning,  felt director Hoemberg, would  answer the immediate problem of  the need for industrial land and  would allow the regional board  time to push for the land swap  in Victoria while enabling Mr.  Hall to get started on his construction.  The board agreed to waive, in  this case, a bylaw restricting  usage of water line pumping  stations so that Mr. Hall could  at a minimal cost, tie into the  existing Field Road water line.  At a future date one of three  proposals for a trunk line water  system from the reservoir down  Field Road will be incorporated.  It was felt that the $192,000 plus  financing could not be acquired  soon enough to be to Mr. Hall's  benefit.  Parks & Rec.  At the regional board meeting  Thursday night, Chairman Jack  Whitaker of the Parks and Recreation committee asked for and  received the boards permission to  approach Victoria and Canada  Manpower with regards to what  extent they would be willing to  provide funding for the regional  recreation concept.  Mr. Whitaker expressed his  feeling that as the scheme fell  within "make-work program"  concepts there should be no problems in acquiring provincial and  federal funding. "However,"  asserted Mr. Whitaker, "should  we get no federal funding whatever and the provincial government goes one third we are still  under two mills for our referendum."  Although the board members  were in agreement that certain  sections of the proposal would  need further clarification before  they could be proceeded with,  Mr. Whitaker and the other  volunteer committee members  were commended for a job well  done and for avoiding the parochial in-fighting situations that  have plagued previous attempts  to establish region wide recreation.  Sechelt  Fire Dept.  The new slate of officers were  elected at the recent Annual  Meeting of the Sechelt Fire  Department. Butch Ono was  reinstated as Fire Chief and Tom  Cory is the new Assistant Chief.  The Truck Captains for this year  are Colin Spencer, Tony Pike  and Al Robins. As First Lieutenant in charge of the Fire Hall  is Ron Sim. Looking after Safety  is Ray Burton and in charge of  Training is Bill Billingsly.  New Books  in Library  Two new books of fiction have  been added to the shelves of the  Gibsons Public Library this week  and several to the non-fiction  shelves.  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