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 Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  Volume 30, Number^  February 1,1977.  Careers program launched  '������ A goodly number of businessmen from both Sechelt and  c Gibsons, representing a wide cross-section of the community,  Vaccepted' an invitation from Elphinstone Secondary School in  7 the afternoon of Friday, January 28th, to participate in the In-Service Day Teacher's Workshop. The subject of the meeting  7 was a newly emphasized program of Career Education which  is designed to give local students and students throughout  ��� the province some exposure to the world of work before they  | are compelled to function in it.  v The twin chairmen of the meeting were Mrs. Cory Reagan,  I representing the provincial Department of Education, and Ed  f Rumohr ofthe federal Departmentof Manpower. "A winning  \combination," as Band Manager Clarence Joe of the Sechelt  !{Indian Band put it.  Mrs. Reagan said that the concept of Career Education had  ]-been in effect in Victoria schools for some time and that both  /'the'local business community and the Victoria school boards  ?were very pleased with how it was .working out. She stressed  that the students would be expected to function as they would  if they were in the actual work situation, keeping the hours and,  ���observing the general ground rules of whatever enterprise they  ;Svere experiencing.  J.H. Compton,. Director of Federated  Co-operatives Ltd., is presenting a  plaque   in   recognition   of   sixty   years  continuous community service to. directors of Gibsons Co-op Fred Holland  and Dr. Hugh Inglis.  Gibsons Co-op marks Sixtieth Anniversary  The United Church hosted a  spirited session last Thursday  when the Elphinstone Co-op held  its 60th Annual Shareholders  Meeting.  Fred Holland, the director,  reported 57 new shareholders in  the past year, but profits were  down and expenses up, due  mostly to the past summer's drop  in tourism. '  In the auditor's summary, Mr.  O'Neill explained that although  sales had only gonei-up;3%;7and  lit looked bad'against the cost of  giving increase, the price in food  had actually gone up 1% so an  increase was shown.  One of the main items on the  agenda was whether to pay a  small dividend (1%) to the shareholders or plow it back into  the business for renovations.  Arguments for paying it were  that on looking at statistics the  last time the. dividend wasn't  paid, the percentage, of member  purchases dropped, and even if  it was a small amount people did  like to feel that they were getting  something back. ,  Those against paying it thought  that it was $4,000.00 that could  be put to good use in sprucing  up the store, and this could bring  in more customers, bringing up  next year's dividends. On a show  of hands 10 wanted to pay it and  17 wanted to put it back into the  company.  Fred Holland and Eric Ingles  were voted back in for another  term as directors.  On the long standing issue  about hardware in the store, it  was decided that the present line  of light hardware would be ex-  'tended;;777'..--77;;7;-..7:_ .  The guest speaker was Mr.  J. H. Compton, a director from  the Federated Co-operatives Ltd.  He agreed with the idea of not  paying a dividend this year  since it had been a tough one all  over B. C. and quite a few Co-ops  had not shown a profit.  "This store has been operating  for 60 years," he said, "we have  to be careful that it does not get  taken for granted." Having just  returned from Cuba recently  where everything is state owned,  he realized the value of co-operatives in the community market.  place, being the middle ground  between state and private enterprise.     -  The door prize, a hamper of  food, was won by Mr. Marv  Volen.  7; One ofthe main concerns, said  �� Mrs. Reagan, of the operators of  'heavy industry was the risk of  students being hurt while at their  operation. She said that much of  this concern .had been alleviated  _:by an agreement worked out with  the Workmen'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 would regular workmen.  "This enables the program to  function," said Mrs. Reagan,  "under tiie umbrella of legal  protection for the student, the  family, the employer, and the  7School Board."  Ed Rumohr of the Department  of Manpower, who, incidentally,  plays the organ at the home  games of Vancouver Canucks but  who nonetheless seemed a cheerful individual, said that one of  the problems  of young  people  who had no clear idea at all what  various types of employment  actually entailed. Rumohr said  that Career Education had the full  support of the Department of  Manpower because it was recognized that the conventional  school system whatever its  strengths or good intentions  frequently left even the graduating student woefully unprepared  for the world of work.  Among the potential employers  of this area represented at the  meeting were R. Croft of the  Department of Fisheries; N.  Vicurevitch, Administrator of  St. Mary's Hospital; B. Hagedorn  of the Super Valu store in Gibsons; Mrs. Pressley represented  the Regional District; Norm Mc-  Lellan represented the Canadian  Paperworkers Union; Jack  Richardson was there for the village of Gibsons; Dick Ranniger  of B. C. Telephone; J. Yates of  the B. C. Ferries; Bob Rutter,  Maintenance Department of  School District #46, the editors  of the Coast News and the Peninsula Times; H. killam of Sechelt  Building Supplies; Mrs. A.  Knowles of Ann's Beauty Salon;  J. R. Frye of the Bank of Montreal in Sechelt. Also in attendance as enthusiastic participants in the discussion which  followed the presentation were  Clarence and Gilbert Joe representing the Sechelt Indian Band  and several teachers from the  district.  The response of the assembled  employers was generally favour-,  able to the.concept of the program. Perhaps this feeling was  best summed by Nick Vicurevitch, Hospital Administrator,  when he said, "We are all here  because we are willing to assist,  and basically, because these are  our children."  The navy comes to town  A   navy   training   vessel   is   pictured at  Gibsons   Wharf on  a   recent  visit.  Regional Board at work  Pipers from Sechelt Pipe Band join band members in  a moving rendition of  'Amazing Grace  at the  Burns  Supper held in Gibsons on January 29th.  Regional Board deals with varied agenda  The Sunshine Coast Regional  Board at. last Thursday evenings  board meeting first defeated then  passed Mr. Tom Haigh's request  for sponsorship of his $44,000  Canada Works recycling grant.  Representative Jim Metzler  pointed out that under municipal  law two absentions on the original  vote were to be counted as affirmatives, therefore the motion in  support of Mr. Haigh had passed.  Haigh pointed out that recycling was on the upswing in this  area and his crew had picked up  27 tons ,of recyclable materials  in the first three months of this  year compared to a 38 ton total  for last year. His grant, if passed,  will provide employment for five.  The Sunshine Coast Regional  District's sponsorship is a sponsorship of the principle of recycling and requires no expense  for the board.  The board voted to reject both  bids for weekly garbage pick-ups  as one was considered too high  and the other too low. The board  will re-negotiate with the concerned parties.  In other board news, approval  was given to a rezoning of a lot  in Roberts Creek to permit the  construction of a laundromat  across from and just below the  Roberts Creek school.  The board also approved a  grant in aid of $300.00 to Dr.  Perry in order to dispose of stray  dogs in the regional board jurisdictional area.  The Sunshine Coast Regional  District board Thursday evening  voted for a raise in V* mill funding  for St. Mary's Hospital, the total  not to exceed $57,520. This provisional budget includes $30,000  . basic ($25,000 last year), $5,000  to Pender Harbour clinic, $5,000  for internal costs and $17,520  working capital. In future the  hospital board must submit a  report by October 1st to allow  time for in-depth consideration  of monetary needs.  The well attended meeting  heard delegations from several  Booming company interests  and reassured them that the  necessary changes to the controversial bylaws 5.8; v 6.4.3; and  8.2.3j5 to ensure the future of  the booming industry in this area  would be made at the mid-February meeting of the planning  committee. The plan was adopted subject to these provisions.  Bylaw 5.9 proposing a moratorium on logging is to be stricken  from the plan. Present at the  meeting were: Mr. Burns, Sea-  span; Doug Gillett, L & K; Ron  Johnson, Rivtow; Cliff Julseth,  Rivtow Straits; Mr. Norm Oddy  representing J. D. J. Poles and  Piling, the logging interest on  the island.  Also in attendance was Lex  Hanson, the chairman of the community plan, and Alspeth Armstrong who spoke in defence of  the plan on behalf of the Islands  Trust.  Members of the Regional Board pictured  here are, from left to right, Secretary  Anne   Pressley   and   Board   members  Peter  Hoemberg,   Ed Johnson,  Bernie  Mulligan, and Jack Paterson.  Navy League  recognized  At a brief and enjoyable ceremony Wednesday evening,  January 26th, the Sunshine Coast  branch of the Navy League of  Canada was officially recognized  when Mr. Tom Wade, national  vice-president, presented the  charter to Sub-Lt. Tom Richardson of Gibsons. Warrants were  presented to the individual  corps: Royal Canadian Sea Cadet  Corps - Conway; Navy League  Corps - Kenneth Grant; and Navy  League Wrennet Corps r Dogwood and their officers by Mr.  Bahjan Puri, B. C. Mainland  Division; Mr. C. V. Bishop,  national chairman; and Commander Morrow who presented a  crest of H.M.S. Conway to the  Conway Corps.  Of special note was the presentation by 93 year old Mrs.  Greta Grant of a photograph of  her late son Commander Kenneth  Grant, formerly director of Naval  Cadets for Canada. Commander  Grant was killed in a plane  accident while still serving in the  Royal Canadian Navy. On behalf  of Gloria Grant, her son's widow,  she presented a painting done by  him ofthe Seventh Escort Squadron at sea under his command.  For a crew that's been together  less than a year, the various  corps handled inspection and  dress parade in an exceptionally  proficient manner, and are to be  congratulated for a job well  done. On hand for the ceremonies were Mayor and Mrs.  Labonte and representatives of  civic organizations including the  Legion, School Board, O.A.P.O.,  and Hospital board, the Corps  would ���. like to thank- the many  individuals and organizations that  . have given support with special  thanks to the Carpet Centre,  Sechelt for covering the reviewing  stand and the Sechelt Pipe Band  who supplied the marching  music.  School  Board  The construction of the Pratt  Road Elementary School was the  main topic of discussion at the  meeting of the School Board held  on Thursday, January 27th.  Norm Metz, the architect in  charge of the project reported  to the board on the modifications  that were being planned to bring  the cost of the school construction  within budget. The board passed  a resolution asking the Department of Education to approve  the suggested modifications,  which are designed to bring the  cost of the building to around  $42.00 per square foot.  Trustee Spiekermann moved  that the controversial B.C.T.F.  Slide and Tape presentation on  racism be shown at the next board  meeting to determine its suitability for use locally. The presentation recently ran into heavy  criticism from the B. C. School  Trustees    Association. After  viewing, the board will decide  whether or not to approve the use  of the presentation in schools of  the district.  Trustee Peter Precesky reported that there was a Pender  Harbour committee which was  most active in investigating the  possibility of getting a swimming  pool located on the grounds of  the planned Pender Harbour  High School. The architect has  been asked to locate the new  school to facilitate the inclusion  of a swimming pool on the  grounds. Secretary-Treasurer  Roy Mills said that the research  being done by the Pender Harbour committee would seem to  indicate that in some school  districts in the province, already,  the Department of Education was  taking a more favourable view  of such projects than'heretofore.  Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday 2.  Coast News, February 1,1977.  Box 460, Gibsons Phone: 886-2622 or 886-7817  Published at Gibsons, B.C., every Tuesday  by The Glassford Press  Editor - John Burnside  Advertising /Photographer - Ian Corrance  Advertising - David Thompson  Staff / Reporter - Bruce Wilson  Receptionist/Bookkeeper- M. M. Laplante  Production - H. Sum  Typesetting - Lindy Moseley  Subscription Rates:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast.  British Columbia: $8.00per year; $6.00 for six months.  Canada except B. C. $10.00 per year.  United States and Foreign$12.00 per year.  Phone 886-2622 or 886-7817.  P. O. Box 460, Gibsons, B. C.  Ferries  There's been a lot of grumbling locally  about the ferry system and, certainly,  there would appear to be a lot to grumble  about. The fares are too high, the service  is cut back, replacement ferries are inadequate, the food is terrible. All true,  sadly true.  And yet there is a positive note that  should be sounded. The Coast News  has invariably found that the people who  work on the ferries, our neighbours, are  almost always cheerful and helpful.  Many times they have gone just that little  bit out of their way to make something  possible that might not have been  possible without that little bit of human  consideration.  The fault with our ferry system lies  basically in Victoria, not in the crews  that run the boats or manage the terminal. It's a distinction worth making.  Career education  Overall the Career Education program  that this school district seeks to implement would seem to be a positive step.  The Department of Education thinks it's  a good idea. The Department of Manpower thinks it's a good idea. The concept of providing students with a more  realistic idea of what awaits them in the  world of work is one that should be supported and would seem to be capable  of gaining support judging by the cross-  section of potential' employers who by  their presence and their comments  gave initial support last Friday.  Of course one could grumble that it's  been done before with less fanfare and  in this district but perhaps not on the  planned scale. There was a bit of huffing  and puffing about the need for a new  administrator to administer the program  but Haydn Killam of Sechelt put his  finger on a valid point when he expressed  his opinion at the meeting that the school  board was well enough staffed to run it  without further addition.  In the corridor after the meeting one  of the administrative staff of this school  district said worriedly that "It would  mean another teacher out of the classroom." The Coast News at that time said  and says now again, "Why not an administrator out ofthe administrative suite?"  It is the contention here that this school  district is already top-heavy in highly  paid administrative personnel and the  implementation of a new program,  however worthy, should not be a single  for more of the same.  Recycling  It's hard to understand why the Recycling program had to limp to endorsement from the Regional Board only after  Gibsons Alderman Jim Metzler noticed  a procedural point which turned rejection  into endorsement. Why was this necessary?  The figures available would indicate  that the program is winning acceptance  in this area. It provides work. It reduces  waste. It costs the Regional Board  nothing. What on earth could the members who voted against it have against  it?  ...from the files of Coast News  ^|^'e ^fenj^^^'  5 YEARS AGO  Two directors were nominated for the  chairman of the Regional Board at its  meeting last week: Director H. J. Almond and Director Cliff Thorold. By  secret ballot, Director Almond was  elected.  On Monday Mrs. Wynn Stewart of  Stewart Road reported she had about  150 Cedar Waxwings in her garden,  cleaning up the berries left from last  fall. She regards it as a sign spring is  not too far off.  10 YEARS AGO  The Sunshine Coast in 1966 experienced its greatest year in home-building  since records have been accumulated:  133 new homes.  There are now 3,342 telephones in  the four B. C. Telephone exchanges  on the Sunshine Coast. Gibsons leads  the way with 1,681.  15 YEARS AGO  Estimates place the annual value of  firewood production in Canada at $45  Million. Some 46 percent of all Canadian  householders still depend on firewood for  heating and cooking.  Ad:  Through this pipe passes B. C.'s  best bargain: average pound of Esso  throughout B. C. 6.1 cents. That's real  bargain...even common salt costs more  per pound than Esso.  20 YEARS AGO  Sechelt Indian Village has lost another  of its originals, by the death of Mr. Joe  August Sr., aged 67. He was the son of  August Fleeourtenni and Marguerite  Wouranitenate, original Chinook names  and was a well respected member of  the community.  25 YEARS AGO  King George VI died quietly in his  sleep Wednesday morning, and it is with  the deepest and most profound sorrow  we pay tribute to a great King. The  British Empire lost a great leader and  the world an even greater man in the  passing of our monarch.  Long live the Queen.  30YEARS AGO  In preparation for the Klondyke Dance  to be held on March 15, the local boys  are growing handsome beards in real  he-man style. There are to be prizes for  the best home-grown beard and the best  costume.  4  Bargain Harbour, 1946. The Warnock fleet of fishboats. Martin  Warnock, who arrived here in 1909, had his first seine-boat,  the Kerry W., built in Nanaimo by Harry Vollmers, in 1923.  Depletion of salmon and herring schools forced abandonment  of these seiners forty years later, but the Warnocks still fish for  a livelihood. Photo donated by Agnes Carter to Elphinstone  Pioneer Museum. L.R.Peterson  Musings  SM John Burnside  Slings & Arrows  George Matthews  One night last week I was  among the fortunate who enjoyed  Yoshie's marvellous nine-course  introductory dinner. Sometime  during the marathon I mumbled,  with, my mouth indecorously full  of barbecued pork fried rice,  "Nobody ever asked me to these  free dinners when I was a school  teacher."  One of my companions at the  table was the owner, I think, of  a log sorting company. He said  simply, "Well, you've learned  something about social status,  haven't you?"  A week or so later I was sitting  at dinner in the Bonniebrook  Lodge - yes it sounds like a great  life and in many respects it is -  in the company of two fallers, the  highest paid men in the woods.  They were still working in this  snow-scarce January. It was  pretty well an introductory chat  and in the course of it I mentioned  that I had been a teacher for  fifteen years. "Teachers!" was  the rejoinder, "They make more  money than anyone."  Now, it seems to me that there  is something significant somewhere in the germ of these two  fragmentary conversations. I  mean, isn't it only a generation  or so ago that .teachers were  known to be underpaid but were  revered for their dedication to  education and to the young. In  this district this type of teacher is  perhaps exemplified by Stan  Trueman, Cloe Day, Les Peterson, and Eileen Glassford.  Now in the course of a generation teachers have gone from  being loved and respected and  underpaid to a point where, if  the evidence of the two conversations which began this piece is  to be believed, they are generally  believed to be among the highest  paid and apparently least respected. What has brought  about this change?  From personal experience over  fifteen years in several schools in  several parts of the country I  . know that there are teachers out  there just as hard-working, well-  motivated, and deserving of respect as teachers have ever been.  It's the public image which unfortunately has changed. Why?  It is  undoubtedly a  complex  question and any answer essayed  can only be partial, of course, but  it would appear to me that much  of the fault lies with the ever-  expanding bland mushroom of  the B. C. Teachers Federation.  As I mentioned the other week,  the B.C.T.F. was a walk-up office  just twenty years ago. Les Peterson remembers when it was  Charlie Ovans and a couple of  secretaries. Now it occupies a  city block between Sixth and  Seventh Avenues on Burrard and  is gradually taking over another  city block at the corner of Forty-  Ninth and Cambie.  Now the point here is not that  B.C.T.F. is unique in bureaucratic growth. A visit to Victoria  recently made that quite clear.  The offices there have long ago  spilled out of the Parliament  Buildings and like some deadly  fungus occupied all the truly fine  old houses in the vicinity. It  grieves one to see ��� a beautiful  old bay window filled, not with  a gracious grandmother at her  sewing or reflective grandfather  with his pipe, but with the peculiar dead green of a governmental  filing cabinet. There's even a  luxury motel just by the harbour  which has become filled with  government offices, probably  rented and probably at astronomical cost.  No, indeed, the growth of the  bureaucracy which is the B.C.  T.F. has been vigorous but is  in no way unique. Nor can the  Federation be said to have been  a stirring advocate of militancy  and a creator of unrest during  its burgeoning middle age. In  . fact it has been a bit of a marsh-  mallow in its dealings with school  trustees, the government, or  anybody else with any clout -  though it can take sternly judicious positions with individual  teachers whose servant it theoretically is.  Because of the privileged  nature of their work with the  young, teachers have been able  to ride on the backs of organized  labour at the salaries they now  command - without turmoil; strife  or any real negotiation. They wait  and they see what, the industrial  average is and the arbitration  awards it to them to avoid school  strikes. Fat and complacent the  organization   is   full   of   people  who with smug unctuousness call  themselves     'professionals'     to  differentiate    them    from    the  workers.    The primary meaning  of professional is one who works  for fees and in this sense can  only be used by doctors and lawyers,   engineers  and   architects  who set their own fees. The more  general definition of professional  as in 'professional hockey player'  or   'professional  wrestler*,   and  a variety of other entertainments,  is simply someone who does what  they do for money and, ironically,  it is this meaning of 'professional' - so often spouted at B.C.  T.F. meetings - which the public  has come to associate with educators. They do it for money.  - It's  almost  as  if  the   young  dinosaur that was the B.C.T.F.  had an idea at birth - a single  idea which  it could  neither in  twenty years change or develop -  the idea that teachers should get  raises at parity with  industrial  workers   and  have   successfully  into its maturity retained that one  functioning concept.  Willing, earnest, hardworking  teachers for years have worked  on things like Learning Conditions committees and trustees  have progressively become more  cynical about such things as  learning conditions and class  sizes because they have seen the  teachers under the direction of  the Economic Welfare Branch of  the B.C.T.F. sacrifice everything  and anything to make sure they  got the maximum annual percentage on their salaries.  Hence this one man's opinion  of the public's changed attitude  towards the teaching profession.  In actual fact teachers work for  salary as do the industrial workers on whose backs they ride  without struggle' or sacrifice to  the standard of living which is  the envy of the falter.  The public face of education  has become bland and greedy,  cynical and disinterested. It is  not a completely true face but it  is the face the public sees, and  the face the profession is known  by and it is the face that must  be changed if teachers would  enjoy again the respect that once  was theirs.  .*.*-*,*.*.���,*,*�� ���"�����T��~�� ���%�����> ���  Sunrise at the Fraser's Mouth  by Al Purdy  Orange peel, apple cores and beer bottles  bobbing among the nets,  everyone halt asleep ortully,  the sun lost in mist.  Waiting always waiting tor something  at the beginning of time we wait       ���  for the miraculous babe to be born  or the price of fish to rise.  The burned mist lifts and melts and goes;  under the sea are rainbows.  We are cupped in watery chaos.  Milleniums swim in their womb.  Orange peel, apple cores, bottles  the packer trudges toward us.  There is no peace or content in this waiting  but we'stir and move into wonder.  If you have been wondering, as  I have, what ever happened to  the inventiveness, imagination  and enterprising spirit that is  supposed to have made this  country what it is today, concern  yourself no further for I have  discovered that spirit alive and  well and living right here on the  Sunshine Coast. Where, you ask,  did I stumble upon this pioneering genius.    Was it at school,  at the mill, a Chamber of Commerce meeting, a Regional Board  or School Board meeting? Most  assuredly not. I made this most  remarkable discovery at the  Gibsons Municipal Dump.  I went to the dump to deposit  what I considered to be some of  the most useless, unsightly trash,  to ever litter a rural slum dwelling. Upon arriving, I .was descended upon by half a dozen  young men who appeared to be  inordinately interested in my  stuff. As I have said, this was  some of your lower quality refuse  and needless to say I was somewhat embarrassed at not being  able to produce something better.  As fast as I could, I threw this  rusted, trivial nonsense onto the  fire and with equal speed and  agility these fellows dragged it  out and proceeded to examine it  with great care and interest.  While studying my collection  they carried on a fascinating  dialogue about a wide range of  subjects from the relative merits  of macrame underwear to the  benefits of hydroponic gardens  in the bathroom. It was not long  until I began to perceive a certain  pecking order among them.' The  leader of the group emerged as  the tallest, most emaciated of  the six. I surmised his status  almost immediately as he was the  most magnificent of the bunch in  his tie-dyed caftan, skillfully  braided beard, hand tooled  leather machete sheath, waist  length, grey tinged hair, sandals,  handmade from discarded, studded snow tires. After he identified himself as a reverend of the  Universal Holy Light, Heavenly  Days, Children of the Earth Communal Vegetarian Church I realized I was in the presence of a  man of no small consequence.  My initial judgement proved  accurate when this man entered  into a narrative on how he had  parlayed an investment of $23.65  into a two acre estate capable of  providing sustinence and comfort  for himself, two wives, four concubines, thirteen children, three  dogs and assorted cats with  enough profit left over to transport the whole arrangement to  Mexico for eight months every  year. The most remarkable feature of his story was that he had  accomplished this incredible feat  guru's fee, returned on successful  completion of the twelve year  undergraduate program), and the  divine knowledge of the universe,  (which this man informed us  could be summed up in one  word).  He neglected to share the word  with us.  Starting off in the dead of winter with nothing more than his  $23.65 and the Word, he built  himself a small bungalow from,  cedar branches chewed from  young tender trees up there on  Mount Elphinstone. He ate  moss, twigs, leaves and despite  being a vegetarian, the occasional  squirrel that wandered unawares  into his.accommodation. During  this time he did not just sit around  waiting for fortune to strike.  Investing 69* in some writing  paper, 24* in stamps and 51* in  envelopes, this go-getter sat  down with the 98* Paper-Mate  he had unearthed at the dump  and composed some letters. With  his  third  letter  he  struck  pay  dirt. He had applied to the  federal Agricultural Research  Redevelopment Rest and Recreation Administration for a special  research grant to produce, for  general publication, a collection  of time-lapse photographs of  eggs being laid.  In his application, which was  enthusiastically endorsed by  A.R.R.R.R.A., he stated that he  needed a few essential items to  begin his work: film, special  lenses, camera, materials for constructing a hen house, barn, silo,  house, fences, a dark,room, enlargement facilities, a flock of  hens, an acre of land, a car, a  truck and enough money to see  him through the first eighteen  months ofthe project. The application caught the attention of  Bluejeans Whalin, the farmer's  friend. (Known to non-farmers  as hard boiled, to farmers as soft  boiled, to his opponents as scrambled, Quebecers as 1' Omelette  and to the members of his own  party as cracked.) Bluejeans  immediately recognized the  potential benefits of the project  and saw to it that the grant was  awarded.  From then on this fellow never  looked back. A cultural grant  from the provincial government  to produce a collection of writing  based on the scribblings found"  on washroom walls at the Penn  Hotel followed in 1973. An artistic grant from Canada Council  to produce sculpture from melted  tin cans and fused glass for exhibition at the Biennial Neo-"  Trotskyite Socialist People's  Pan American Art and Rummage  Sale in Mexico City was another  major coup in the development of  his financial empire.     But the.  inonly five years and he had done  eVent which establJshed this chap  it all on what he found at the -as- an entrePreneur of unparal  dump and with the assistance of  leled talent  in 1974.     In  year,   shortly  came  a generous public. *e  fal1   of. ***   -  As he told it he arrived here in  !^f Jff���?8 *om ,Me*��> ?nd  1972 having spent twelve years ��* befor? leavui6 *>r Mexico,  studying under a Nepalese guru, 5"  ���a,f'  ���th.  *"* helP of a  ���12.85 electronic calculator and  As it appears in Raincoast Chronicles First Five  ��������.�����.���}  s:  whose name escapes me for the  moment. This guru had given  him enough money to take turn  to the center of light and truth  in the world, (GIBSONS), had  remitted   $23.65   (10%   of   the  an Ouija board proved on paper  that his poultry farm cum photography cum sculpture studio was  Continued on Page 3  r.'.  ��� > vC-r^1r|3J.W~�� --W*  Letters to  the Editor  Coast News, February 1> 1977.  Editor:  Re the letter written by John  Hind Smith regarding the Soames  or Knob Hill trail L.I.P. project.  We are sorry that our efforts  to improve the trail on Soames  Hill have found ill-favour with  some people. Since Soames  Hill has become a public park we  are endeavouring to open trails  which will allow people of all  ages to enjoy the beautiful natural  aspects of the park and the magnificent view from the top of the  knob. As the original trail was  quite badly washed out and disappearing through people sliding  as they raced headlong down the  hill, we felt it better to develop  a trail which would provide surer  foot holds and a railing in the  more precarious spots so that  those who are not in top physical  condition, those with small children, or those who are elderly  could also enjoy our park.  We accept your criticism of  the new trail, but we, and many of  the people we have talked to feel  it is a great improvement over  what was there. Everything that  has been done has used only the  natural wood; ie: split cedar,  cedar rounds and felled trees into  which steps have been cut, in  the hope of keeping the park as  natural as possible.  We would certainly be pleased  to have you, Mr. Hind Smith or  anyone else with constructive  ideas for the future development  of the trails, to come and give us  their suggestions.   Please phone  me at 886-2543.  We hope that everyone will  begin to enjoy our lovely new  park.  (Mrs.) Pat Forst  Area "F" Representative for the  SCRD Recreation Commission.  Editor:  I wish to express agreement  with John Hind Smith's letter  regarding the trail up Soames  Hill.  A few days after Christmas  my family and I climbed the hill  by another route. As we began  to descend by the trail on the  south side we were shocked by  the large trees which had been  cut down and the so called improvements. The steps which  have been made are far more  hazardous than the original trail  and detract from the natural  beauty of the area. Those who  found it difficult to climb the  trail before, will find it equally  as difficult to climb several hundred steps.  This is a natural park and  should be kept as much as possible in it's natural state. I  sincerely hope that the work on  the trail is the only "improvement" planned for this beautiful  hill.  David Fyles  ^~ QUESTION: ^^^  What recreational facility would you like to see on the coast  and how should it be funded?  SUZANNETERRY  "I think a swimming pool  would be good for the kids.  ' If the whole peninsula is  going to use it, then the  whole peninsula can help  finance it but if it was located  in Gibsons, I don't think too  many people from Sechelt  would want to help fund it...  but if it was located in like  Roberts Creek, I think people  from Gibsons, Sechelt and  everybody should try to help  doit."  Baby born to Pastor  Congratulations to Pastor Fred  Napora and his wife on the birth  of their third child, January 27th,  at St. Mary's Hospital. Paul  Cameron was delivered at 1:30  p.m. and weighed 8 pounds,  9 ounces.  Pastor Napora during his two  years as head of the First Baptist  Church has been very involved  in community affairs, especially  with younger people.  He was also instrumental in  organizing the completion of  Mrs. Bahmann's house in Seaside  Village. Church volunteers like  Mr. Stuart Mitton and many  others enabled the 80 year old  Mrs. Bahmann to move into  her home after 2Vi years of construction.  MICHAEL DUNN  "I'd like to see an Arts  Centre built here which  would comprise a good place  to hold concerts and performances and probably  combine some sports facility.  It would include.a theatre  for plays and also a place  where people could hold  workshops and lectures. It  could be funded by the  whole area - and B. C.  Cultural fund and Canada  Council would help with  grants."  G*Q  >��:���:���:���:���:���:���:���:�����:���  ���:���:���������:���  G. MATTHEWS,  continued from page 2.  capable of realizing ��� a gross  annual profit of $36,738.16.  This incredible discovery permitted him to sell his property to  an adventurous buyer for. an  estimated $270,000. With part  of this profit he purchased  another acre down the road and  set up the same business again.  Strangely enough the buyer of  his first property, did not show a  similar energy and enterprise  and within six months went  broke. My new acquaintance,  having a generous nature and a  keen business sense, offered to  buy back the bankrupt property  for the princely sum of $6800.  When the bargain was struck the  once impoverished guru graduate  found himself the owner of a  rapidly expanding empire.  On the way home from the  dump it struck me that I had just  witnessed the renaissance of the  pioneer spirit. '��� These fellows  whom I had never seen before  represented that old time initiative and enterprise, that old  pulling yourself up by your bootstraps that I had read about in  Horatio Alger and Dale Carnegie.  I can't help but think that one  or two of these self starters  would be a useful addition to our  municipal government. Imagine  what kind of benefits we could  derive from these imaginative  free spirits if they could be convinced to lend their, financial  talents to the Gibsons council,  the regional board or even the  school board.  It's only a matter of time before  the cream rises to the top.  BONNIEBROOK LODGE  On    the    Beautiful   Sunshine Coast at Gower Point  Connie Achterberg  Your Hostess  *r��� BREAKFAST  Tr DINING ROOM  X GUEST ROOMS  886-9033  Church Services  Roman Catholic Services  Rev. T. Nicholson, Pastor  Times of Sunday Mass:  8:00 p.m. Saturday and 12 Noon  Sunday at St. Mary's Church in  Gibsons  In Sechelt: 8:30 a.m. Our Lady of  Lourdes Church, Indian Reserve  10:00 a.m. Holy Family Church  885-9526  UNITED CHURCH  Rev; Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30a.m.-St. John's  Davis Bay  11:15a.m. -Gibsons  886-2333  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  Member P.A.O.C.  Phone 886-7107  Highway and Martin Rd.  Sunday School9:45 a.m.  Morning Worship 11a.m.  Evening Service 7 p.m.  Wed. Bible Study 7:30 p.m.  Pastor G. W.Foster  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTTST  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.  Wed. Eve. Testimony 7:30p.m.  All Welcome,  Phone 885-3157 or 886-7882  BAPTIST CHURCH  Pastor F. Napora  Office 886-2611 Res. 885-9905  CALVARY - Park Rd., Gibsons  SUNDAYS  Morning Worship 9:30 a.m.  Sunday School 10:45a.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  Going through the Change of Light?  WHETHER WIRING A NEW HOME, OR ADDING AN OUTLET, I  OFFER YOU PERSONALISED SERVICE AT ONE OF THE MOST  REASONABLE RATES ON THE PENINSULA.  SUPERIOR ELECTRIC callr.s,mrk,ns  885-2412  FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE  *^^/r JTCCTXVXVT ATI7��L7  KEN STRANGE  "It's pretty well covered...  I don't know what we could  add. They tried to make the  recreational centre go before, they had a plebiscite  here and it was turned down  by the people. , They're  mostly retired people here,  they just don't want to see  these things go ahead  JOAN ROBB  "I'd like to see a swimming pool and a good  theatre...maybe in reverse  order...as for funding, probably a combination of local,  provincial and federal  money. The entire region  should help pay for any  facilities."  Canadian  Power Squadrons  will teach  safe boating  to over  10,000 Canadians  this year ...  Should one of  them be you?  At Elphinstone Secondary School  On Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.  Beginning 8, Feb. '77  For  Info and  Pre-registration  phone  Dave at 886-2864.  Variety*foods  will be CLOSED February 8th -  March 1st.  ALL MURCHIE'S COFFEE  NORWEGIAN EMMENTAL  $3.00 Ib.  99* V2 lb.  EUROPEAN MEATS  LI VER SAUSAGE     17^-  69* V2 Ib.  COOKED HAM  $1.101/2lb.  BEER SAUSAGE        -    ������-  99* 1/2 Ib.  PASTRAMI           ���'���"C'-'--  $1.19 V2lb.  HEADCHEESE                                 99* V2 Ib.  Vi lb. Minimum on Discount Meats  30% OFF MOST MEATS AND CHEESES!  Gibsons                                               886-2936  BILL BLACK ROOFING  L  20 YEAR GUARANTEE  Shingles, Shakes, Tar and Gravel  Commercial, Industrial .& Residential Repairs  886-7320 or 885-3320  Box 281, Gibsons  \bu will receive a 175% discount  on  19  if you qualify  To. qualify, your driving record  must be free of blameworthy*  claims during the period October  1, 1975 to September 30, 1976.  The discount will automatically  be shown on your Autoplan insurance and Motor Vehicle Licence  Renewal Form, which you will  receive by mail. If you do not  receive a renewal form in the mail  take your current 1976/77 Certificate of Insurance to any Autoplan  agent or Motor Vehicle Branch  office.  CHECK THE RENEWAL FORM  If the discount is not shown and  you believe you qualify, discuss  it with your Autoplan agent or  MotorVehicle Branch office, when  you renew your insurance and  motor vehicle licence. Do not  write on the form itself. If you  wish to make any changes, please  record them on a separate piece  of paper and present them to your  agent when you renew.  In addition to the 17.5% Safe  Driving Discount, single male  drivers under 25 who qualify will  also receive a Safe Driving Grant  equal to 25% of their 1976/77  Autoplan insurance premium.  However, this special grant to  single male drivers under 25 will  be by separate cheque, and must  be applied for. Applications for  the Single Male Drivers Under 25  Grant must be completed by  April 1,1977.They must be mailed  to the Insurance Corporation of  British Columbia, P.O. Box 5050,  Vancouver, B.C. V6B 4.T4.  A single male driverunder 25 will  qualify if:  Sometime since March 1, 1976, a  Certificate of Insurance was  issued in any of the rate classes  04,14, 204, or 214 for the vehicle  of which he was the owner or principal operator.  As the owner or principal operator  he has accumulated hot more  than five penalty points on his  driver's licence since January 1,  1976.  Since that date the insured  vehicle has not been involved in  a blameworthy* claim.  And the vehicle was hot used for  commercial delivery purposes nor  was part of a fleet.  If you are. a single male driver  under 25 and you did not rjeq.ejve  an application forrri in the mail,  you can get one from aoyTcon-  venient Motor Vehicle Branch  office.       ������'���;': .''....  *A blameworthy claim is one where  the driver, (no matter who was driving),  was responsible to any-extent for  causing bodily injury, property damage, or collision damage and.for  which a claim or Joss has been paid  by the Corporation. It should be noted,  however, that any hit-and-run "collision claim settlement is not classified  as a blameworthy claim. ���<-.-.���.  ���  In most cases Autoplan premiums are lower in B.C. than in other  provinces. Here's an example for your specific region.  Public Liability and Property Damage 5300,000 inclusive limits.  Collision $200 deductible. Comprehensive $50 deductible.  Driver  Automobile���1966 Chevrolet Brookwood Station Wagon  "��� ;  Over 30 years old  no accidents in the  Vancouver  B.C.  Calgary  Alta.  Toronto  Ont.  Montreal  P.O.  Halifax  N.S.  last 3 years. To and  from work over  10 miles each way.  $226  $280  $294  $388  $301  Comparative rates are from the 1976 Insurers Advisory Organization of Canada manual.  WE WANT YOU TO KNOW  ALL ABOUT YOUR  AUTOPLAN INSURANCE  INSURANCE  CORPORATION  OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA HP  wamrmmm  ���VBBwaw  Coast News, February 1,1977.  Riding Club  gets access  The Timber Trails Riding Club  has been granted access through  airport property to D.L.4090 the  proposed site of the riding arena.  The final letter of approval from  Mr. Sorkin of the Lands Department Victoria is expected shortly.  The club will use 25 acres of 80  to build a 200 x* 300 foot sand  arena, with stables for 50, toilets,  and a concession stand, the buildings and fences to be construe--  ted from poles and shakes to  maintain a rustic charm suitable  to the wilderness site. The club  will provide all materials and  labour at an estimated cost of  $7,000.  * Aft -mmW&>.&_, ��  -The   new   self-service   liquor   outlet   in Gibsons is pictured  here  shortly  after its opening.  Profiles of this place  Catching the ferry  by John Faustmann  I vividly remember my first  ride on the B. C. ferries. Newly  arrived in Vancouver, I'd seen  little of the rest of the province.  An invitation from an old friend  in Gibsons was reason enough for  the journey and a few weeks  later I found myself in Horseshoe  Bay. This was the same day I  discovered fish and chips at  Troll's, which will enter into  this lengthy public nautical  encomium again.  But to return to the ferry. It  was one of those mildly boggling  beautiful days that you get in  February. The sun was out, the  air was not too brisk, and you  couldn't see anything but incredible mountains anywhere you  looked. I rode the whole way  up on the top deck looking at  the scenery. I may have even  panhandled some bread ends  from the kindly people in the  galley and fed them to the seagulls that usually follow the  boats. In all it was a magnificent  crossing, and took no time at  all. I kept congratulating myself  on having come to this particularly spectacular place.  Since then I've ridden on just  about every government ferry in  B. C. I've taken the big Swedish  one to Nanaimo, the smaller one  from Kelsey Bay to Rupert, been  on the ones that call into Alert  Bay and Sointula, and talked to  the Captain in the wheelhouse of  the one that plys the Powell  River-Comox route. I got into a  great conversation with one old  fellow who worked on the Campbell River - Quadra Island run.  He'd been working boats on the  coast for years, and had started  out with the Union Steamship  company.  With this bit of experience, I  feel qualified to have an opinion  about the B. C. ferries. I've put  in my hours on board. I've eaten  government hamburgers with  the best of them, and waited a  quarter of an hour for an order  of toast. I've had guys drive  into the back of my car on the  loading deck, nearly fallen over  when the boat docked, gotten  lost in the passageways where all  the doors say "Crew Only", and  generally come to know what to  expect. Still, ferry rides aren't  what they used to be.  Since that first sunny day, a lot  of water as they say, has gone  past the prop. I still manage to  go up top if it's a nice day, but  time has made me a little more  casual about the scenery. And  I've taken the boat at every  conceivable sailing, from the first  yawning departure at five thirty  (summer schedule) to the late  night wired and infinitely grateful  exodus from the big city. Some  things change, some stay the  same.  The journey, when taken in the  day, remains beautiful. Nothing  has changed there. The mountains still strut their stuff down  to the wavy sea, and the islands  you pass still beckon in a way they  always did, conjuring up Crusoelike images of quiet contemplation. The ferries run well, and  always have. They go on time for  the most part, and they get you  there, and they have an enviable  safety record. They work so well,  in fact, that it isn't long before  you take them for granted. That  first pristine crossing soon fades  in memory, and it becomes a  standard journey.  Then it gets down to the bread  and butter aspects of the ferry  ride from Langdale to Horseshoe  Bay. It's 7:30 on a winter's night,  and you've got fifty minutes  ahead to take up whatever slack  you can. You walk up from the  car deck, and head immediately  to the cafeteria, where there is  a long line to get something  to eat. You eschew this, and head  forward to the newstand, which is  closed. The part that used to be  the dining room is now a lounge,  so you can't eat there, and you  come back downstairs. All the  Vancouver Suns have been taken,  so you get a copy of one of the  local newspapers. Five pages  later, after the troublesome  news about the school board,  markedly odd editorials, and a  particularly convoluted book review, you're ready to try the  cafeteria again.  This is the only entertainment  left, unless you want to go stand  out in the freezing rain on deck,  or go back down and sit in your  car, reduced to counting tail-  lights and singing to yourself.  They've run out of plastic trays,  so you pick one of those ridiculous  cardboard things up with the  holes in the side. These are  patently useless items, perpetually dumping their contents  onto the waiting tiles below. Before you, huge steam tables  arouse your interest. These are  empty, however. The choice is  almost non-existent, and your  mind is left to fumble between  the enormity of a plasticized  salmon sandwich or a strange  square polyethelene tub of suspicious looking soup. Further  down the line, all traces of real  crockery are absent. Liquids  are rendered up in wax cups, or  more polyethelene. There aren't  any real spoons, just tho.se delightful little white plastic ones.  Sometimes, .all. they give you  are those plastic sticks to stir  with. The final indignity will  come when you get to the end of  the line with your poly cup of  coffee, and there will be one  plastic stirring stick. It will be  chained to the cash register, I  suspect.  In short, in the years I've  travelled this particular run, I've  seen things deteriorate. The  actual service is still effective,  but there have been so many  minor but continued erosions of  quality over the last few years.  But then I'm sort of strange,  anyway. I like to eat from real  plates, with real utensils. I like  to eat real food, tastefully prepared, and not shoved at me  along some conveyor belt. I  like those little touches, like  drinking coffee from a real cup  and saucer. It makes me feel  a little more human, somehow.  It makes me feel as though the  people who run the ferry (the  government) think of me as a  human being. It's nice when the  government thinks of you as  human. When it doesn't, watch  out.  And this is the possible .reason  for the present erosion of the  B. C. ferry system. The people  who run it seldom take them.  They fly to Victoria from Vancouver. It takes much less time,  you know, and it's worth the extra  expense, especially when the taxpayer is paying the cost. These  people don't care what it's like  to ride from Langdale to Horseshoe Bay. They have no intention  of ever making the trip.  So now the prices have gone up  to take the journey. There's a  more stringent qualification test  to get a commuter card, and the  range of food has deteriorated.  This is essentially because the  government, elected to office  by the people, has promptly  returned to the idea that the  ordinary folk are only useful  around election time.    The rest  of the time you can take their  money and give as little in return  as you possible can. This is good  business. At the present rate  of dehumanization now taking  place on board the ferries, it  won't be long before they'll  take all the furniture out, leaving  us to huddle on the steel floors  until we reach the other side.  But you'll still be able to get good  fish and chips at Troll's, if the  government doesn't buy them  out.  Ann's Coiffures  Is pleased to announce  the return of  DALE FRASER  to our staff.  Our Speciality: Cutting and blow-drying  tints and perms.  Anyone wishing to make appointments with  either Darlene or Dale phone 886-2322.  wii i:\ it (<mi i:s  TO 111 ICM\<��  Oil.  the n. \< i; to  START IS WITH  VOI IC OH.  m it\i:ie  The  Beckett  Oil   Burner  is the  leader in  its field.  It extracts the  maximum    amount  of   heat   possible  from   each  drop  of oil, and it i  can be installed  in   any  existing  boiler  or  furnace ���  gas or oil powered  ��� at  extremely  low  cost.   Beckett  installations   in  thousands  of homes  have   resulted   in   fuel  savings  in   excess  of  15  percent.   Instrument   tests  can  be taken of your  present   heating  unit  to  determine how much  your   fuel  consumption  ca^  be   'edured at  no cost,  no   obligation.  We want to sell our  customers less oil.  Call  us today.  THOMAS HEATING  SUNSHINE COAST DISTRIBUTOR:  CALL NOW 886-7111  13 years experience    Serving the Coast since 1967  Chargex ��� Mastercharge  v^7  Now Open!  Hours:  4:30 p.m. to 12 p.m. Tues. to Sat.  4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday  Closed Mondays  A Warm Welcome Awaits You At  YOSffi'S  IVC/ IJI  AU IV A IN   1     Sunnvcrest SI  Gibsons  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre  Our Specialities are Authentic Hong Kong Chinese Cuisine  Also   Charbroiled    Steaks    and    Fresh  Lobster Tails  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  ��  *  *  *  *  ��  *  *  *  *  *  *  ��  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  .*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  i  *  *  *  *  * ������  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  ��  *  *  *  *  *  *  ��  *  *  *  CBC Television  wishes to announce the return of  to Gibson's Landing  and  the Sunshine Coast.  When the camera begins to roll this March, we will be into our sixth shooting season of this highly successful CBC-TV programme. The cast and the  crew of "The Beachcombers" would like to thank our friends in the Gibson's  area for all of their kindness in the past and consideration in the future. So  until we meet again this spring, the 1977 Beachcombers will be looking forward to another wonderful season on the Sunshine Coast.  P.Sm  The crew of the Beachcombers will be looking for living quarters in the next  couple of months. If you have a house or apartment available, for any time  between March and October, please drop us a line. Furnished lodgings close  to Gibson's are preferred.  Many Thanks From  THE BEACHCOMBERS  c/o C.B.C. Drama Dept.  700 Hamilton St.  Vancouver, B.C.  Phone: 665-8057  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  ��  *  *  ��  ��  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  ��  ��  *  *  *  ��  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  ��  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  ^���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������******^  &  h  h w LBi, Kadio  Coast News, February 1,1977.  5.  Pubs of one sort or another  have played a pretty consistent  role in my life. I suppose there's  nothing too unusual about that.  Guzzling beer has been a popular  pastime since time immemorial  and the B. C coast is certainly not  one ofthe world's most moderate  areas in this regard. The beer-  parlour was ever the traditional  meeting-place and remains that  way despite a-plethora of more-  expensive outlets. Its the poor-  man's social-club - where you go  on weekends, weekdays, whenever except Sundays. I wouldn't.  even dare to conjecture at the  number of hours or the sum-total  of dollars, I've squandered at'  damp, noisy tables, looking for  the heart of Saturday night or  maybe heartless Monday. Grim  times; great times; seldom-  straight times. Let's get drunk  and be somebody! I'm neither a  moralist nor an apologist. Tee-  totality was never my game. I  ran with the pack.  Beer-parlours have certainly  changed over the years. Picture  a typical establishment, twenty-  five years back. It's dark, desolate and dead-serious with no  music or pool-tables and food,  an unheard of thing. You want to  eat, buddy, you hit the greasy-  spoon down the block when they  shut off the taps from half-past-  six to seven-thirty. They instituted that trick during the war  to get the shipyard-workers home  for supper and they haven't  repealed it. Try singing. El  Bruto the bouncer, will show you  the door, right pronto. Shut up  and drink your beer in those little  dime glasses. And stay the hell  out ofthe ladies' side if you don't  have a woman. A far cry from {he  strippers and rock-bands of today  with dancing allowed and food  and general permissiveness. The  heyday of blue-nosed hypocrisy.  The first pub of my memory  was the old Seaside Hotel, just  past   Port   Mellon.      My   initial  interest in the place had nothing  to do with drinking. I was abstemious at eleven years old and  decried such practices. To my  friends and I, the place served  one, salient purpose - the owner  bought our beer-bottles. These,  we scrounged from the bushes  outside the bunkhouses and anywhere else we could find them.  They provided us with such  spending-money as we needed in  that isolated pulpmill-town, years  before the road went through.  The place was then owned by a  man called Norris and he paid us  twelve and a half cents a dozen.  It was rumoured that you could  get twenty-five cents in Vancouver but we had no earthly  way of transporting them there.  Norris kept the empties stacked  on a long roofed porch at the  right hand side of the building.  From this vantage-point, we  could see through the windows  into the bar itself where familiar  adults from the plant - sometimes  even our parents - sat bending  their elbows. Once to our delight,  a fight broke out between two  men and Norris, a squat, nervous  Englishman, rushed off to intervene. Sometimes, when the supply of dead-soldiers ran thin,  we'd indulge in a bit of larceny,  stealing cases from the porch  when Norris wasn't looking and  selling them back to him. Somehow, he never caught on.  Apart from these occasional  excursions into theft, my earliest  associations with the Seaside  Hotel were innocent enough.  The place had quite a history even  then. The original operation was  built in 1907 at the same time  as the pulpmill, by George Cates  of the pioneer shipbuilding  family. It stood close to the  beach and, with its spacious  picnic -gounds, was a popular  tourist-mecca for many years.  The first hotel enjoyed a profitable existence until 1933 when it  was destroyed by fire during a  severe Squamish blow. Cates,  already in poor health from an  accident, took the loss hard and  died not long after. A Mr. Storey  purchased the holding and rebuilt  the hotel much further back on  the property where it was sheltered by trees. A tennis court was  constructed on the earlier site.  Storey ran the place for several  years before selling out to Norris  in the late Thirties.  My boyhood memories of the/  hotel came to an end in 1944 with  the death of my step-father,  Trygg Iversen. I was not to make  ,its acquaintance again until  late in 1951 when we returned  to the area to homestead my  mother's property. By now, I  was of legal age and much more  interested in emptying beer-  bottles than selling them. Norris  had died of cancer some years  before.and the hotel had been  taken over by Canfor who ran it  under a variety of managers. My  brother Chris and I, were no  strangers to beer-parlours by  this time but to enter these  formerly-forbidden precincts  was a bit of a minor thrill. We  entered them frequently. Port  Mellon was still an isolated community although a road to Gibsons was now under construction.  Seaside was still its social nexus.  1 How to encapsulate the essence  of the nights and years that  followed is a difficult task indeed.  Here we met the authority-  figures of youth on a more-or-less  equal basis and quarrelled or  consorted with them through  many a blurry night beyond remembering. The rotating cast  of characters never varied except when someone quit, got fired  or came visiting from the outside-world. This incestuous  predictability would become a  bore in the end but was by no  means always unpleasant. To  many of the oldtimers, we were  prodigal sons - the English kids  grown older. They treated us  cordially. But there were a few  who did not recall us with kindness.  One such, a certain gentleman  of Finnish extraction had been a  confirmed  enemy  of our   step  father's and habitually reminded  me of this fact as though it  were somehow all my fault. One  day, we got to twisting wrists.  He was a wiry man in his forties  with an arm like whipcord. We  held each other for a minute or  so. Finally, the table went over,  we rolled across the floor a couple  of times and came up still twisting. About this time, the bartender called a halt to it but it  was generally conceded to have  been a draw. A subsequent  barroom argument led to an outright wrestling-match between us  in one of the company bunk-  houses. As we scuffled about the  room, he somehow got his ankle  caught between a bedstead and  the wall and broke it. This put  him out of competition for a  while. But generally, the hotel  was a peaceable-enough place.  Completion of the road to  Gibsons brought about some  changes as it was now possible  to escape by car. The general  atmosphere ofthe pub remained  much the same however. I was  a pretty regular habitue of the.  place until I pulled-out of the area  in 1956. Thereafter, I returned  only for periodic visits. In 1959,  the Hotel almost went the way  of its predecessor when fire  gutted the upper floors. But the  bar was thankfully spared and  within a few months, was back  in business again.  The last time I drank there  with any sort of regularity was  about a decade later. At this time  I was working as a surveyor on  the powerline and it was curious  how often quitting time found us  within range of the Seaside pub.  It had changed over the years;  grown older and sadder. Most  of the familiar faces were long  gone. But, by God, the beer  still tasted good on a hot summer  afternoon. A couple of years  after this, I took a girlfriend down  that way to show her my old  stamping-grounds. I was saddened to find x that Canfor had  finally closed the place due to  lack of business or some such  reason. The building still functions to this day as a cafeteria  but the venerable Seaside Hotel  is, alas, no more'.  Books with  John  Fausimann  [the  ���00$. Curve  Time  IE BLANCHET  Take one empty 25 foot boat  called Caprice. -Put in a brave,  sensitive woman, her five children, and the occasional dog  named Pam. Stir in several  summers, containing deserted  bays, -sudden storms, killer  whales, cougars, bears, abandoned Indian villages and the odd  philosopher hermit. Season it  with a childlike clarity, pepper  it with quick intelligence, and the  result is The Curve of Time,  a clear, nourishing broth of a  book.  M. Wylie Blanchet, the woman  who wrote this book, bundled  her children on board their boat  and headed north up the coast.  During their summers together  they poked their noses into many  of the places between Jervis  Inlet and Queen Charlotte Sound.  Distilling their, experiences into  one long summer of the mind,  the author carefully illuminates  her pages with the places she  saw, the adventures they had.  Were this simply a travelogue  sort of book, the places visited  would probably be of sufficient  interest to warrant reading it.  But the author reaches much  further than this. Their trip up  the mountain in Princess Louisa  Reach, or their visit to Karluk-  wees Indian village stand in  themselves. Her descriptions of  these places are excellent, and  serve to acquaint the reader unfamiliar with the coast. Yet at  each place, time stretches out to  a quiet timelessness. The' setting falls away, almost, and the  bare bones of the enduring earth  peep through. The places stay  themselves, but end up with a  larger significance. Having been  there, Mrs. Blanchet makes them  larger than they are.  She does this with a steady,  good-natured smile. Her love of  the coast, her love of her children, all shine through here. She  approaches this world with the  eyes of a child. All she writes  of is new to her, seen for the first  tiifie. She is completely open,  totally receptive. She shares the  curiosity of her children, moving  almost whimsically, searching out  the secrets ofthe waters that they  ply-  There are layers and layers  to this book. The writer was  obviously an exceptional woman.  She can spin tales about Maeter-  linch's theory of time, recall with  accuracy the local voyages of  Vancouver and Juan de Fuca, and  make brief asides about sixteenth  century geographers. On top of  that she repairs engines, catches  trout with bent pins, and successfully navigates hundreds of  miles of treacherous waters.  And, she's a very good writer.  It is hard to characterize this  book. It seems too unique to  me, although it is slightly reminiscent of Emily Carr's Hee Wyck.  Both of these works are the products of female genius, both have  a dark, feminine quality that bind  them to the earth. Where a man  would perhaps have soared off  into speculation, these books are  a celebration of the world as it  is found. There is a fine insight  into time past, an insight that  ennobles  the object  spoken  of.  This is a vision too seldom seen,  and made more precious by its  scarcity.  I'd recommend the journey  with Mrs. Blanchet. Lose yourself with her in the mountain  fog. Escape the nosy cougars  that prowl closer in the night,  or the curious bears at the head  of Knight's Inlet. Ride out the  storms that catch them unawares,  and anchor uneasily in the first  available shelter. Watch pods  of killer whales swim past their  ���boat. Breathe a little more easily  as they make it through dangerous tide rips. Sit in the quiet  kitchens of the oldtimers still  living out in the middle of nowhere, and swap yarns with the  fishermen.  Mrs. Blanchet was wise beyond  her years. She moved through  the mystery with a tender grace.  Reading, this book will take you  back, to a time of innocence  tempered by knowledge, to a time  of discovery, and to a time of  infectious affection. Let it take  you. This magic little book may  re-acquaint you with yourself.    *  For all your Carpets  T. Sinclair  885-9327  J   COZY CORNER CAMERAS  Featuring  Raincoast Chronicles First 5  in Paperback  $10.98  ndp bookstore  Next to Sears in Gibsons Harbour area 886-7744  V  CAMERA  AND  DARKRM.  SUPPLIES  886-7822  FREE 126 Outfit  With every $50.00  Purchase.  If the name Henri Rousseau  doesn't immediately connect with  his artistic works, it's most likely  that some of his paintings of  larger than life lions and tigers  in lush, exotic jungle settings  are familiar. Rousseau (1844-  1910) was entirely self-taught and  only took up painting towards  the end of his life. In contrast  with the work of the popular  painters of his time Monet and  Pissarro who concentrated on  the interaction of light and colour  rather than the detail of individual objects, Rousseau's paintings seemed primitive and childlike and he was the subject of  much ridicule. He was, however,  a highly disciplined innovator and  continued to shake up the Parisian artistic establishment and  brush new trails through the  jungle of creativity. He now  occupies an honoured place in the  history of Art not only for his  own impeccable craftsmanship.  but his work was of considerable  importance in furthering the development of modern painting  in its break with Impressionist  naturalism.  On Sunday, Special Occasion,  at 5:05 p.m. celebrates the artistic  revolution Rousseau engendered  in Paris between 1908 and 1928  with a two part program. Part 1,  Beautiful Tigers, A Banquet for  Henri Rousseau, re-creates that  now famous banquet which took  place in the Montmartre studio  of Pablo Picasso in 1908. The  guests included Gertrude Stein,  her brother Leo and close friend,  Alice B. Toklas. Intended to  ridicule the 64 year old Rousseau  for his disregard for artistic  tradition, the party turned out to  . be a turning point in the history  of art, a celebration of the unpredictable./ part II, a concert  by an augmented Vancouver  Chamber Orchestra will perform  music directly or indirectly, influenced by that famous banquet,  including Parade, a ballet by  Satie, Syphony for Wind Instruments, Stravinsky and the Creation of the World by Darius  Milhaud.  Wednesday February 2  Mostly Music:  10:20 p.m. Festival  Singers  of Canada.     Ruth  Henderson, organ, Monica Gay-  lord, piano.  Nightcap: . 11:20 p.m. Theatre,  serial reading. .  Eclectic Circus: 12:10 p.m.  Bach fto Brubeck, host McFee  Thursday February 3  ��aykbu��e: 8:04 p.m. The Cable  Car Ihcident by Frederick Spoerly  Jazz/ Radlo-Canada: 8:30 p.m.  Roger Simard Nonet. Jim Galloway] in ��� conversation with lee  Major.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m.  Quebec Symphony Orchestra.  Heinri Brassard, piano. Concerto  No. 1, Beethoven.  $&-   C. round-  12:10 p.m.  host   David  1:00 p.m.  Carmelites,  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. The literary  scene, serial reading.  Friday February 4  Country Road:  8:30 p.m. Merlin  Fontenot, Cajun fiddler.  Mostly Music:   10:20 p.m. Vancouver     Symphony     Orchestra.  Benvenuto   - Cellini      Overture,  Berlioz;   Symphonia   Domestica,  Strauss.  Nightcap:   11:20 p.m. Music and  Musicians.  Saturday February 5  Update:   8:30 a.m. B.  up.  Quirks and Quarks:  Science Magazine,  Suzuki.  Metropolitan Opera:  Dialogues    of   the  Poulenc.  CBC Stage: 7:05 p.m. The King-  forks Mythology by James W.  Nichol, Part V Chronicle of a  Weakling.  Music West:    8:05 p.m. Part i.  Jonathon Bailey  Quartet,   Bach  program.      Part   II,   Edmonton  Symphony Orchesra, Suite Sym-  phonique, Jaques Ibert.  Anthology:      10:05   p.m.   Barry  Calloghan       comments       upon  emergence of Pierre Trudeau in  relation to the threat of sepera-  tism to federalism.     All   sales  final, a short story by Don Bailey.  Music from the Shows: 11:05 pm.  The spectaculars.  Sunday February 6  Ideas:     4:05   p.m.   What   your  doctor learned in school, comparison of the very different methods  of   training   at   U   of   Toronto  and MacMaster University.  Special Occasion: 5:05 p.m. The  Beautiful Tigers and the beautiful  Eccentric.  Symphony Hall: 7:05 p.m.  Montreal Symphony, Jean-Pierre  Rampal, flute, Triptyque, Mer-  cure; Concerto No 1, Mozart,  Symphony No 3, Rachmaninoff.  Symphony World: 8:35 p.m.  Jean-Pierre Rampal talks with  KatiVita.  Concern:   9:05 Incest - The Last .  Taboo. A look at one of the most  controversial  aspects of human  relationships.  Monday February 7  Great    Canadian    Gold    Rash:  8:30 p.m. Interview with Murray  McLauchlan.    Live concert with  Australian    punk'   rock    band  AC/DC.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Vancouver Chamber Orchestra,  concerto Grosso, Corelli;- Divertimento, Mozart, Suite No 1,  Bach.  Nightcap: 11*20Films. ::��" f*  Tuesday February 8  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m.  National Arts Centre Orchestra,  Raymond Dudley, fortepiano.  Concerto for fortepiano, Hadyn;  Symphony No 8, Beethoven.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. The Art  World.  Wayne at the Twilight  Last year John Wayne celebrated his fiftieth year in films  and marked the occasion with a  role which many consider the  finest of his career. The film is  Paramount Pictures "The Shoot-  ist" in which Wayne portrays a  legendary gunfighter waging  one final battle against death.  It deals with the final eight  days in the life of this powerful  but stricken man - eight days of  violence, pain and retribution,  but also days of peace, warmth  and love.  "This is the kind of picture  you wait for," said Wayne  quietly. "They don't come by  often so when they do, you grab  fast."  Quite a few others felt the  same way about this turn-of-the-  century Western for the cast  includes Lauren Bacall and Ron  Howard who co-star with Wayne,  and the special guest stars include James Stewart, Richard  Boone, Sheree North and John  Carradine.  "The Shootist" will play the  Twilight Theatre from Thursday  to Saturday, February 3rd to 5th.  The second feature of the  week's entertainment at the  Twilight is the movie "Drum"  which is a drama-packed sequel  to the box office hit "Mandingo".  Based on the best-selling novel  by Kyle Onstott, "Drum" covers  one of the most explosive eras  in American history - the decade  just before the Civil War.  The conflict over slavery was  about to burst into an armed  struggle between North and  South and the film depicts how  this evil institution affected the  people of New Orleans and plantation life in the countryside.  Here we learn of the brutal  confrontation between blacks  and whites, of the unspoken  interracial sexual encounters,  and of the violence engendered  by slavery. The film is released  by United Artists and will open  at the Twilight Theatre on Sunday  February 6th.  He's got to face  a gunfight  once more  to live up to  his legend  once more  TO WIN  JUST ONE  MORE TIME.  Thur. Fri. Sat.  Feb. 3,4, & 5.  8:00 pm  General  <  Sun, Mon. Tue.  Feb. 6, 7, &8.  8:00 p.m.  Restricted  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Gibsons  886-2827  I  veoasf Tir  Co.  Import Boutique  D3C"! 7")    Phone 806  We Will Be  Closing  For Holidays  January 24  Re-Opening  February 5  Thank You  For Your Patronage  10-5:30  Open  -Mon-Sot  vcoasr Tr^.  Co '  Import Boutique  Opening Soon!  IN GIBSONS  Across from Co-op  Bruce's Home Planning  - Design and  Improvement Centre  and Integrated  Design Services Ltd.  # Drafting  ���fr Architectural and Engineering Service  HOME RENOVATION  ENQUIRIES WELCOME.  Watch this space for more information!  ���  OPENING SPECIAL*  25% off  TEAK FURNITURE and  CARPETS for first  week!  Coast Furnishings  BEHIND ANDY'S RESTAURANT  Opening Feb. 8th  ��� DANISHTEAK   *   CERAMICTILES  it   EXPERIENCED INSTALLERS  ��� FULL RANGE OF CARPETING  ��� WATER BEDS & INFLATE A BEDS  ��� DRAPERIES     * KITCHEN CABINETS  WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD  TO SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST.  LEON KAZAKOFF, PROPRIETOR 886-9093 6.  Coast News, February 1, 1977.  i  *,*  Happy Horizons  Ninety years young and going strong  Mr. Tom Fyles celebrated his  90th birthday on January 27th.  He was born in 1887 in Bolton,  Lancashire England and came to  Canada in 1910. He lived in  South Vancouver from then until  1951 when he came to live at  Hopkins Landing which was his  family's summer home. In 1922  he married Margaret Gladstone  and   they    raised    three    sons;  John, who is with the Department  of Environment at Ottawa;  James, who is Deputy Minister  of Mines in Victoria; and David  who is a Chief Engineer with the  B. C Ferries at Langdale. Mr.  Fyles has 10 grandchildren and  1 great-grandchild. He retired  in 1950 after 35 years with the  Postal Service. Mrs. Fyles  passed away in 1967.  Harmony Hall  Well, well,, well, I never  thought it would happen but at  our carpet bowling on Thursday  January 27th, we had 58 show  up for bowling, cards, pool, etc.  and after the games were over we  all sat down to a wonderful  Birthday party for one of our  members, Dick Oliver. Dick is  full of wit and humor and always  has a wisecrack. He was one of  our volunteers on the hall when  we were ;building and has had  the honor of having the first  birthday party held in our hall.  So here's a Happy Birthday wish  to you Dick from each and everyone of us and may the good  Lord see fit to give you many  more. The party was so big we  had to have two birthday cakes,  how about that, so that all who  were there could have some.  We have ordered more chairs  for the hall to gel things finalized  for our Bingo which opens up on  Thursday, February 3rd, starting  at 8:00 p.m. Please don't forget  that date.  Our Travel Convenor is Vi  Lynds and she is trying to arrange  a trip to Reno for March 26th so  please get your names in for our  next General Meeting on February 7th so that we will know  how many want to go. Let's get  a full bus load and have a ball.  Vi is working very hard on it  and deserves your support.  Besides the Reno trip we are  endeavoring to arrange short  daily bus trips and hope to make  this a real travel season. If you  wish to contact Vi her phone number is 886-7428. She would be  pleased to hear from you.  I was up to see the manager  of Super Valu stores and they are  going to put ��� on a Pensioners  Day beginning on the first Tuesday in March and every month  thereafter on the first Tuesday  of each month. On these days,  pensioners will be given 5% off  all groceries, which will be quite  a saving in these days of high  prices. Golden Age Cards will  be issued to all seniors. All you  have to do is apply for them at  the Super Valu stores, coupons  will also be issued for any specials  they are selling.  The tickets are going real fast  for the Valentine Dinner on  February 12th at the Royal  Canadian Legion. I have only  27 tickets left so those who want  them had better get them real  soon as February 3rd is the deadline. I will be over at the hall  next Wednesday, February 2nd  between 1 and 4 p.m. and as I  said previously it is a matter of  first come, first served.  Carpet bowling has been  switched to Wednesday on  account of the overload on a  Thursday, and will be every  Wednesday from now on, same  time, same place.  We are all set for our Bingo  opening and hope that you will  come along and patronize us.  A coffee bar will be in service,  serving tea, coffee, sandwiches,  cake and soft drinks and all the  other accessories that go with a  bingo game, so come on and have  a real enjoyable night. The ladies  in charge of the coffee bar for  February are Eva Oliver and Vi  Lynds so let's keep these gals  busy. New ladiesswill be needed  to handle this coffee bar and we  are very lucky to get them right  off the bat, the ladies being  Mel Eckstein and my wife, Kay,  so that was settled quite quickly.  If the ladies need any help in  the bar I hope you will help them  out.  Don't forget the following  dates: Bingo - Thursday February 3rd. Carpet Bowling - February 2nd, Valentine Dinner at  Royal Canadian Legion - February 12th. A tentative date has  not as yet been set for our Spring  Tea and Bazaar so watch this  paper for announcement of same.  We are glad to welcome Vi  and Dave Herrin to our branch.  K. BUTLER  REALTY LTD.  1538 Gower Point Road - Phone 886-2000  Avoid the last minute rush and receive  personalized service. A FREE wallet type  folder for your Certificate of Insurance and  Registration Form to early customers.  DISCOUNT FOR SAFE DRIVERS  He was an early member of  the mountaineering fraternity  of the Vancouver area and is a  Life Member of the Alpine Club  of Canada. He is also a member  of the United Church and served  as an elder for many years. He  is still a member of the choir at  Gibsons United Church.  He enjoys good health, walking  regularly and swimming.  A unique film called "Planes"  featured a glider swooping over  mountainous terrain, down canyons, along the surface and back  again. It provided 'spectacular  scenery and many thrills.  The bowling match between  the Elphinstone New Horizons  and Sechelt Senior Citizens teams  ened with Sechelt taking the  first game with a 14 to 8 score.  In the second game, Jack James  scored the final point saving the  New Horizons with a 10 to 9 win.  The "Stump the Pianist" contest last week ended in a draw.  Two requests for "Danny Boy"  and "When I grow too old to  Dream" will be given soon.  "Wabash Blues" and "Amazing  Grace" downed the pianist. Anyone knowing the tunes or having  the music for these could save  the day by calling 886-7297.  At a recent committee meeting  many subjects were discussed  including the Canada Council  Books, Equipment Insurance,  mention was made for the need  of a new post under the hall to  level the floor for the bowlers,  and large casters to make the  piano more mobile. A special  celebration is planned for St.  Valentine's Day. A later event  around St. Patrick's Day will  feature an Arts and Crafts display, so start preparing your,  entries. This will replace the  Pioneer Day theme of former  years. Details are being worked  out so keep your ears to the  ground.  Talking about the ground, in  case our balmy Hawaii weather  is tempting you to stay home to  plant seeds, please be reminded  that a recent March 15th dumped  8 inches of snow on our Sunshine  Coast meadowlands, so confine  your gardening to soil preparation  only. Spade in precious manure  and treat it with the same tender  loving care you do for coffee.  Which reminds me of the farmer  bragging about his crop of strawberries. "Mine are best, I put  lots of manure on them.'' Second  farmer: "I've never done that,  I just put on sugar and cream."  *1* *1* *l��*Ji* *1* *1* ��X**��* *��* *��* *1* *Z*��1* ��>X> *X��St  1* *T* *T* *T* *** "***T* *T* ^��^*^^ *^*T* *T****"*  Now is the time to put all those  snapshots together before they  get lost. Try our "Snoopy"  album for the. smaller photos and  our large size Magnetic Album  for the others.  Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  TED HUME;  SERVICES !  Golden Age Draw  Super Value Manager Blaine Hagedorn  presents a  cheque for  $50.00 to Mrs.  G.E.', Crosby,   winner   of   the   Super-  Valu Golden Age Draw.  I don't know as yet what our  membership is, but it is certainly  growing and we welcome all our  new members in the spirit of  Harmony.  Everything is running so  smoothly it is really fantastic  and believe me no one appreciates it more than I do, as it  makes my job as your president  much easier. The committees  are functioning well and I really  thank them for the good work  they are doing. Vic Eckstein,  our recording secretary has been  quite busy signing up new members so Harmony #38 is really  rolling. As I have said, let's  make Harmony #38 second to  none, and it looks as though  we are going to achieve that  goal. Some may say that I am  over zealous but I have so much  confidence in our membership  that I know for sure that nothing  can stop us now.  ELSON'S GLASS  ALUMINUM WINDOWS  AUTO GLASS       TABLE TOPS  MIRRORS FRAMED AND CUT TO SIZE  HIGHWAY 101 and PRATT ROAD  886-7359  St. BartsW.A.  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They both earn you valuable  tax savings, and when you subscribe to either one, or both plans  your contributions can be applied to any one, or a combination  of these investment vehicles:  1. Royal Bank RSP and HOSP  Deposits. Interest-bearing deposits  with The Royal Bank or Canada,  offering a high interest return,  geared to the general deposit rate  structure. Because of the long-  term nature of these' deposits, it  is possible to pay a higher rate of  interest than on conventional  savings deposits.  2. Income Fund. High-yield,bonds,  deposit instruments and mortgages  insured under the National Housing  Act make up this portfolio which is  actively managed by professionals.  The policy is to achieve as high a  current income as is compatible  with maintaining reasonable price  stability as well as moderate capital  appreciation.  3. Equity Fund. Investment mainly  in Canadian common stock portfolio which is actively managed by  the same professionals'. Long-term  capital growth with reasonable  current income is the objective of  this fund.  It's all in how you plan your strategy.  Your Royal Bank manager can  help you work out a master plan.  Why not call or visit today! Mow it's  your move.  Bruce Gamble  Gibsons  j&iROYAL BANK  ...for a lot of reasons.  */  * Coast News, February 1,1977.  The   team   from    King    George    High a basket in  School  in  Vancouver is  shown  scoring nament held  the recent basketball tour-  at Elphinstone Secondary.  On the rocks  There will be lots of activity  around the rink in coming weeks  as bonspiel time rolls around.  The Royal Canadian Legion  zone playdowns are scheduled  for Saturday, February 5, with the  first draw at 10:00 a.m. Teams  from Powell River, Sechelt and  Gibsons,; are entered, and the  winner will represent the Sunshine Coast zone at the provincial playoffs in Summerland. The  winners there will advance to the  dominion playoffs to be held in  the Maritimes later in the spring.  The .Jadies''club 'spiel takes  placeiiheJfollPmng week, during.  the i day-r and pur first big open  bonspiel- 7follows on February  18, 19 and 20. Prizes with a  total value of $1,000 are up for  grabs by thirty-two rinks. There  is already a waiting list of half  a dozen rinks for this gala affair.  Bonspiel chairman Ron Lacey has  lots of ideas for our first big  'spiel, including a piper for the  official opening. There should  be some good curling too, by  teams from Gibsons, Sechelt and  the lower mainland.  The Tri-Mill Bonspiel last  weekend kept curlers and spectators in suspense until 1:00 a.m.  Monday before Art Craze rink  with Murray Crosby third, Fred  Inglis second, and George Host-  land lead finally beat out the  Pat Chenier rink.  Both rinks will travel to Prince  George for the big Tri-Mill  Bonspiel next month.  Mike Clement, Brian Gilchrist  and Harold Pratt are conducting  a clinic on Sunday mornings for  a group of about twenty students  from Chatelech and Elphie, plus  a few parents. The clinic runs  in series for at least four weeks,  when it is hoped that they can  start another group through a  similar process. Twenty is the  limit for each clinic, and you will  be notified through this column  when you can apply for the next  round. Mike, Brian and Harold  attended the Pacific Coast Curling Club clinic a couple of months  ago. receiving their first stage  instructors  certificates.     Young  curlers of this area are fortunate  to have these fellows available to  instruct them.  The Sunday morning Hangover  League reports that they usually  have one or two openings. for  spares. If you have nothing  to do between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  come up to the rink and maybe  you '11 get in on a game.  Rugby  victory  Gibsons Rugby Club defeated  ? Vancouver Red Lions this; week by -  a score of 3-0. The score was not  indicative of the play as.Gibsons  dominated throughout the game,  particularly in the scrum. The  locals were hampered by the  fact that most of their backfield  was injured. . Gary Gray, Roger  Douglas, Gerry Farris, Mike  Dorais, Kenny Johnson, and Pat  Gaines were all injured.  The points were scored on a  penalty kick by Tom Blaine  filling in at scrum half. Blaine  had a fine game as did Frank  Havies who made a couple of  fine runs.  The game was marred by a  very serious leg injury to one of  the Lions players which necessitated the summoning of an ambulance and delayed the game for  half an hour. A second Lion  player suffered a broken cheek  bone.  The next game for the Gibsons  team will be at Langdale field  on Saturday. February 5th at  1:00 p.m. against the Vancouver  Kats.  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons 886-2812  gf% #J% #^ #J% mf^ ^�� ^p m^Vt Wfr 9Tfr ���ff^ *ff�� ^f�� ���*[+ *J�� mff  "Betsy Clarke" Recipe FUe  Album for the budding bakers  in your household, a very good  idea for beginners.  Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  ^L�� __�� __* +mm* *&* +mm+  __*  _m�� m>&M* *^m* '^m* **I0 *A* *t* *A? ^  *E* *f* ^T* *^I* ^T* ^1^ *m* ^*^ ^9^ ^v* *T* ^m* *^^ ^F* ^T^ i  INSTAMATICS MAKE  GREAT ENLARGEMENTS  FEBRUARY ONLY SPECIAL OFFER!!  FOR 110 AND 126 SIZE COLOUR NEGATIVES  OR TRANSPARENCIES (SUDES)  5" x r  8"xl0"  S4.00-  $5.50  ll"xl4"  16" x 20"  ��J50     $ 6.50  S/SOiO.   SI 0.50  ASK FOR FULL INFORMATION ON  OUR QUALITY HANDMADE PRINTS  ^COLORIFICpK��  37 Stores with Service Personality  KITS (hmm  SUNNYCREST SHOPPING CENTRE  Sound Construction  Car pen ter-Con tractor  NX.  Interior Finishing  House. Framing  Concrete Form work  \      V'   i  Gary Wallinder    886-2316\  Box 920  Gibsons  FAMILY THRIFT  STORE  NOW OPEN  Mon -Sat-10-5  Lower Gibsons on  Marine Drive  Mens, Ladies &  Childrens Clothing  Come and see  for yourself!  * Low Prices ���  886-2690  Strikes and spares  The Classic League was the-  hot league last week with Mike  Cavalier showing the way with a  321 single. As a novice bowler  Mike is starting to come up with  some big games which is nice  to see. Vic Marteddu rolled a  308 single and Diane Fitchell  rolled a 302 single. Freeman  Reynolds had a 281 high single  and 1017 for four with Art Holden  right behind with a 273 high game  and 1003 for four. Gwen Edmonds had high four for the  ladies with a 968 total.  In the Gibsons "A" League,  Vic Marteddu rolled a 328 game  for high single of the week and  Freeman Reynolds polished off  the week in the Legion League  .with a 311 single and 859 for a  three game total. Celia Fisher  had high three for the ladies  with a 706 triple in the Tuesday  Coffee League.  One game I missed last week  was Ken Skytte's 319 single in  the Ball & chain League. Sorry  about that!  High games of the week:  Classic: Dianne Fitchell 302-895,  Gwen Edmonds 265-968, Ken  Skytte 243-911, Larry Braun 273-  922, Mike Cavalier 321-929,  Vic Marteddu 308-934, Henry  Hinz 259-940, Art Holden 273-  1003, Freeman Reynolds 281-  1017. Tuesday Coffee: Lila  Head 258-663, Celia Fisher 255-  706. Swingers: Belle Wilson  224-564. Phil Fletcher 180-473,  Art Smith 246-572. Gibsons 'A':  Orbita delos Santos 297-652,  Paddy Richardson 238-677,  Larry Braun 263-693, Art Holden  255-701, Vic Marteddu 328-  713! Wednesday Coffee: Bonnie  McConnell 233-647, Penny McClymont 274-652. Ball & chain:  Mercy Lovrich 240-682, Tena  Youdell 258-688, Larry Knowles  238-638, Ken Skytte 252-706.  Phuntastique: Sharon Kraus 235-  623, Darlene Maxfield 250-641,  Bruce Gamble 277-656, Mel  Muckmaster 250-681, Art Holden  280-792. Legion: Phyllis Tiber-  ghien 281-653, Carole Skytte  249-692, Barry Lynn 288-679,  Tom Flieger 293-687, Vic Marteddu 281-728, Freeman Reynolds 311-859. Y.B.C. Bantams:  Brian Webber 164-313 (2), Cheri  Adams 168-323. Juniors: Rolan-  de LePage 233-594, Jamie Gill  239-552. Seniors: Louise MacKay  222-551, Dean Martin 242-607.  Rugby club loses first  The Gibsons Rugby Club lost  their first game of the spring  season last week to their arch-  rivals", the Scribes of Vancouver.  The    Gibsons    Rugby    Club,  just back  from their  Hawaiian  tour were generally lack lustre  throughout the match and came  up on the short side of the 10-0  score.  Injuries from the Hawaiian  tour and some. last minute rescheduling worked to the disadvantage of Gibsons, and despite pressing the Scribes for the  opening 15 minutes, the Scribes  kicking and. wide open play soon  wore down, the home town side.  The Scribes scored 2 ties, 1  conversion and 1 penalty kick.  KITCHEN  REMODELLING  CENTRE  -'   " \  ��� Brand name cabinets  ��� Counter tops  ��� Flooring  ��� Kitchen and Bathroom fixtures  We will do your complete Kitchen or Bathroom  remodelling job or supply materials only.  ******************  10% OFF ALL ORDERS TAKEN BEFORE  MARCH 15  ******************  Cal I 886-9411 for free estimate.  SUNSHINE KITCHENS INDUSTRIES LTD.  CLEAR OUT  of Discontinued Lines  HOCKEY EQUIPMENT-33V3% OFF  HOCKEY STICKS - 15% OFF  BASEBALL BATS - 331/3% OFF  LADIES & CHILDRENS FIGURE SKATES - 33V3% OFF  CURLING BROOMS - Reg. $11.95-$12.95 SALE $8.75 and $9.45  CURLING GLOVES - Reg. $12.95 SALE $9.50  CURLING SHOES - Reg. $24.95 SALE $16.00  Some INTERLUX PAINT - 50% OFF  TENNIS SHORTS & SHIRTS - 50% OFF  15 GAL. GAS TANK - Reg. $90.00 SALE$60.00  SCUBA TANKS Tested 1975 - SALE $75.00 each  SCUBA TANK PACKS - SALE $20.00  SCUBA AIR REGULATORS - SALE $45100  BOAT LADDERS - Reg. $40.15 - $35.00 NOW $30.00 to $25.00  16 pz. O.M .C. OIL - SALE 75c Each  HYDRAULIC MOTOR LIFT- Reg. $69.95SALE $49.95  EZZ-IN MOTOR TILT - Reg. $8.65 SALE $5.65  CANOE BRACKET - Reg. $26.95 SALE $20.00  PROFESSIONAL DIVING FLIPPERS - Reg. $24.95 SALE $20.00  PORTABLE CHEMICAL TOILETS - Reg. $29.95 SALE $20.95  CLAM CLEATS - 50% OFF  ALL SALES FINAL  886-9303  ALL SPORTS MARINE INC.   SSZ3&.b.c  GIBSONS  CO  National  Brands  Sale  CO-OP  L  igstf/ysc  Can.Gr. "A" Standing  RIB ROAST  Cryovac Halves  COTTAGE ROLLS lb.  Sliced  SIDE BACON      "�����"��.���    lb.  York Reconst.  APPLE JUICE  Orange Flavour  TANG   CRYSTALS  Roy-All  LUNCHEON   MEAT  Libby's ,  BEANS   with Pork  Libby's  SPAGH ETTI   in Tomato Sauce  Nabob Waffle  SYRUP  Aylmer  SOUP     Tomato or Veg.  Kellogg's  CORN FLAKES  Maxwell House  INSTANT COFFEE  Red Rose  TEA BAGS  Carnation  COFFEE���MATE  Parkay  MARGARINE  Jello  JELLY POWDERS  Kraft Single  CHEESE SLICES  Purex  BATHROOM TISSUE  Kleenex  FACIAL TISSUE  Kleenex  PAPER TOWELS,  Johnson's Blanched  PEANUTS  M. H. Rhinebrot  BREAD  48fl.oz.  55c  4-3V4 0Z.  95c  12oz.  69c  14fl.oz.  2/89c  i   14fl.oz.  2/79*  44fl.OZ.  $1.29  10fl.oz.  4/89c  24 oz.  99c  10 oz.  $3.59  Paper 60's  $1.19  16 oz.  t  $1.29  3lb.  U.59  3oz.  2/49c  1 lb.  $1.49  4 Roll  99c  200's  59c  Pkg. of 2  99c  2lb.  $1.39  24 oz.  69c  /arap*mr  ���*L  Fancy Navel  ORANGES  Pink and White  GRAPEFRUIT  Fancy  LEMONS  Can.#1  BROCCOLI  138's  Size 48's  6 lbs./$1.00  .8/* 1,66.  lb. 29c  Ib. 39c  Fraser Vale Turbot  FISH AND CHIPS  Savarin  FROZEN DINNERS  20 oz.  11 oz.  1.15  CO-OP  Prices Effective:  Thurs. Fri. Sat.  Feb. 3, 4, 5.  We reserve the right to limit quantities.  YOUR FOOD SERVICE CENTRE  Phone 886-2522  Gibsons, B. C.  si una  mwmm  ~m  ~���  Coast News, February 1, 1977  Coming  Events  Announcements   Announcements        Obituaries Help Wanted      Work Wanted       Work Wanted For Sale  Lunch hour exercises to begin  Jan. 10th in Sechelt (Mon. Wed.  & Thurs.) 12 noon to 1 p.m. in  Sechelt Indian Band Hall.  Jan. 11th in Gibsons Health Unit  (Tues. & Fri.) Information:  Fitness Service 885-3611.  BINGO  Every Monday night at  8:00 p.m., R. C Legion  Branch 109 (Gibsons).  OPENING SOON  Thrift Store in Gibsons  Clothes & misc. items.   Prices to  suit everyone.   Watch the paper  for opening date.  PUBLIC BINGO  Opening date - Thurs. Feb. 3rd  Place: "Harmony Hall"  Harmony Lane, Gibsons  Coffee Bar in service, snacks.  Time:     8:00 p.m.     Experienced  callers. Come one. Come all .  Dance Classes for Adult Beginners. Classical Ballet Wed. at  11:00 am. Jazz Dance Thurs.  11:00 am. at the Twilight Theatre  For details call Jean Milward  Tap Dancing, boys . & girls.  886-2531  Jan. & Feb. Special extra lA Price  item for having a LeVay fashion  party in your home.    Ina Grafe  885-9761  Yoga Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. with  Suzanne Dunkerton. $5.00 per  mo. at Roberts Creek School.  . Call Women's Centre for info or  registration. 885-3711  Would anyone who entered the  Sechelt Agencies lid. contest by  Dec. 31st 1976 phone George  Floras at the Parthenon 885-9769.  Ladies! Interested in joining your  friends for some exercise sessions? Come to Wilson Creek  Community Hall on Thurs. at 2:00  pm and Mon. at 10 am & we'll get  fit together. Wear loose fitting  clothes & bring a blanket to sit on  Support Peninsula Recycling with  'your glass (cleaned), tin (cleaned  with ends & labels removed),  (crushed if possible)_ and paper  (bundled if possible). Depots at  Sunnycrest Plaza, Lower Gibsons,  Sechelt on Porpoise Bay Rd.  Roberts Creek by P.O., Madeira  Park, Garden Bay and Egmont.  885-3811 for more information.  BINGO "~  Harmony   Hall,   Harmony   Lane  Gibsons  Thursday,   Feb.  3rd,   8:00  p.m.  Prizes: $15.00 per game.   Cards:  3 for $2.00. Jackpot $100.00!  Would you like an alternative to  drinking on Friday night? Come  and hear about the Universal  House of Justice. Baha'i Fireside  Friday evening at 8:00 p.m.,  1770 Bal's Lane - 886-9443.  AH Welcome!  GRAFFITI DANCE  Feb. 5th, 9 to 1, Gibsons Legion  Hall. Music by: Norm Jones  and the Hatrick. Lunch served.  Phone 886-7356.  Aerobics danqe is here!  Monday 8 to 9 at Elphinstone.  A fun and challenging evening.  Everyone welcome, for further  info, phone Fitness Service at  885-3611  We extend a warm invitation to  everyone to our fitness symposium, Saturday, Feb. 12th,  from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. At the  Chatelech Music room. To  register call Fitness Service at:  885-3611.  Women's Centre: Drop-in Centre  . lending library, workshops, crafts  Crises & information: open Tues.  ;through Fri. 11:00 am-4:00 pm.  Roberts Creek behind Post Office  phone 885-3711.  IN MEMORIAM  In loving memory of our daughter  Sharon,  passed  away   February  1st, 1970.  We  have  only  a  memory  dear  Sharon,  To cherish our life through.  Years that may come cannot sever  our loving remembrance of you.  Mother, father and sister Marilyn  W.   H.   Mylroie,   passed   away  January 31,1976.  "In our hearts, Harry"  Wife Jo, daughter and son-in-law  Carol   and  Alex   Skytte,   granddaughters Hanna and Tova.  Women's Centre: Open-House  Wednesday afternoon. Drop in  for tea, bring a friend or come and  meet a new one.  Women's Centre: Presently  closed on Saturdays.  Jack & Jill Child Minding Center:  Now enrolling 3 & 4 year olds for  fall 1977. Call 886-2924.  SUNDAY HIKES!  Meet at Wilson Creek Community  Hall at 1:30 on Sundays. Call  885-3651 for details.  YOGA EXERCISE CLASSES  Are being held in Wilson Creek  Community Hall on Fridays at  10:00 a.m. Wear loose-fitting  clothing & bring a blanket to  lie on. It's free!  Many thanks to the Roberts Creek  Fire Department for saving the  roof over my head 4:00 a.m.  Friday, January 28th.  Post-natal classes for women  2 weeks to 2 months post-partum.  Exercises followed by speaker  and discussion. Some topics  family communication & stimulation & relaxation. 4 Classes beginning Fri. Feb. 4th. 9:30 to  11:00 a.m. at Gibsons Health  Unit. Free. Call 885-3611  The Open Bible Store  (and library), Marine Drive,  Gibsons.   Hours: Tues. 1-5 p.m.  Fri.   4-6   p.m.,   Sat.   1-5   p.m.  Bible Study  7:30 Saturday nights.  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  Enjoy books? This this is for you!  Experienced librarians needed  for Port Mellon & Sechelt areas.  Contact your Volunteer Service  885-3821  Language & Literature for  Preschool Children  Date: Feb. 3rd, Thurs. at 7:30  Place: Roberts Creek School,  Fee: $20 for 26 hrs. Instructors:  Lynn Chapman & Donna Shugar  Reg: 886-2225 Karin Hoemberg  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  Share your talents with someone  who needs you. Arts & crafts,  music to entertain with. Group  Home, Sunshine School would  enjoy these benefits. For info  call your Volunteer Service   885-3821   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  For   Roberts   Creek   area,   Red  Cross    -    knitting,    crocheting,  wool supplied.  Women's Centre: Assist in  answering telephone etc. For  info call Volunteer Service at   885-3821   Would anyone who entered the  Sechelt Agencies Ltd. contest by  Dec. 31st, 1976 phone George  Floras at the Parthenon 885-9769.  Personal  Field: Passed away January  2nd, 1977 at Vernon, B. C, Isabel  Field, aged 87 years. Mrs. Field  was a former resident of Roberts  Creek. Survived by a step-son  Arthur Field arid nieces in  Alberta. Funeral service was  held Friday, January 28th at the  Devlin Funeral Home, Gibsons  Rev. John Low officiated. Burial  Seaview Cemetery.  Johnson: Passed away January  6, 1977. Christine Johnson late  of Sechelt in her 98th year. Survived by her family in this area  and in Saskatchewan. Remains  forwarded by Devlin Funeral  Home to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan for funeral service and  burial.  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  Do you care what happens?  Probation sponsors work with  people in trouble by providing a  stable and mature friendshiip,  stable and mature friendship,  give someone a helping hand.  Call your Volunteer Service at  885-3821   Massage Course for Women  Date: Feb. 2nd, Wed. at 10 am -  12 noon. Place: Public Health  Unit, Gibsons. Fee: $10 for 8 hrs,  4 sessions. Instructors: Robi Fos-  berry & Mary Walton. Reg.:  886-2225, Karin Hoemberg.  Anyone interested in joining a  single parent group? Contact the  Women's Centre 885-3711.  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.  A.A. meetings Mondays 8:30 pm.  and 12 step meetings Saturdays  8:30 pm. Gibsons Athletic Hall.  886-2571 or 886-9193. .  If you are concerned about someone with a drinking problem, call  Al-Anon 886-9193 or 885-9638.  Meetings St. Aidans Hall, Tues.  at 8:00 p.m.  Coast News  Action Line  - 886-7817  Opportunities  DEALERS OR AGENTS  WANTED  Minimum    investment. Al-  terraih vehicle (motorcycle-type  with two-wheel drive) Easily  traverses snow, muskeg, and  mud. Ideal for hunting or fishing  enthusiasts to sell from home or  shop. Fully auto., easy to sell to  ranchers, surveyers, lodges, fire-  fighting, search and rescue,  exploring, etc. etc. No experience necessary. Contact P.O.  Box 5927, Station A. Calgary,  Alberta. 11/2/76  Get your free copy of the new  Radio Shack catalogue at J&C  Electronics, Cowrie St., Sechelt.  Stuff envelopes, $25.00 per hundred, start immediately. Free  details. Send stamped,; self-  addressed envelope. J.I.S.T.  P.O. Box 173, Dundas.Ont.  Why pay more than 3'/i% to sell  your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235 -24 hours  44  ALLRRSPS  AREN'T  CREATED  EQUAL!"  "Registered Retirement Savings Plans  appear to have similar benefits,' but 1  can also include hidden costs that wi  cut your return.  I've shopped around ami found  the H.C. Central Credit Union  RRSP one of the best. Stop in at  your nearest participating credit  union anil check out these facts  ���for yourself:  ��� Contributions are deductible  from taxable income (within  government regulations)  ��� A high rate of interest return -  not subject to income tax  while in the RRSP  ��� No front-end load  ��� No start-up charge  ��� No withdrawal charges  ��� No interest penalty  ��� No lock-in clause  Both the B.C. Central Credit Union  Registered Retirement Savings Plan  and Registered Home Ownership  Savings Plan are great ways to save for your  future. But act now. The deadline for contributions isTuesdav, March 1st.  ff BC Central CREDIT UNION  RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN  Now available to members at all participating credit unions.  i B.C. Central CreiJir Union; trustee of B.C. Centra! Retirement Savings Plan)  Sunshine Coast Credit Union  BOX 375, COWRIE STREET. SECHELT, B.C. VON 3A0  TELEPHONE 885-3255  Baby sitter for 5 mo. old child,  one evening a week. 885-3168.  Reliable person to babysit 1 yr.  old - occasional Fri. & Sat.  evenings. Wilson Creek - Davis  Bay area. 885-3981    EXPANDING CANADIAN  OIL COMPANY  Needs dependable person for  industrial sales territory. No re-'  iocation. We are an expanding  AAA-1 firm established since  1933. Liberal commissions plus  bonus and opportunity for advancement. For personal interview  write a letter and tell me about  yourself. B. B. Hendrix, Sales  Manager, Southwestern Petroleum Canada Ltd., Box 789,  Ft. Worth, Texas. 76101.   Work Wanted  For explosive requirements,  dynamite, electric or regular  caps, B line E cord and safety  fuse contact R. 'Nimmo Cemetary Rd. Gibsons. Phone 886-  7778. Howe Sound Farmers  Institute. _____  HIGH IUEL COSTS  Peerless Tree Services Ltd. will  turn your problem trees into firewood. $18.00 per cord. We do  danger tree falling, topping and  limbing roo. Expert insured work  'Know the cost before you start'  Call us at 885-2109. Free estimates. John Risbey.  Cat and/or backhoe available for  land clearing, road building,  drainage ditches, waterlines, etc.  Call 886-9633 or 886-9365.  Chimney cleaning, Vac equipped,  odd jobs, light hauling and clean  up jobs. Call Hugo: 886-7785  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  i       Bricklayer - Stone Mason  A. Simpkins, 885-2688  Handyman Services  Free estimates - Repairs, renovations, fences, plumbing:  leaky pipes? Electrical: Need an  extra plug-in? Also custom  routered name signs. Reasonable  rates. Phone today - No obligation   885-3403       Journeyman Shipwright and  Carpenter  For Hire  Experienced  in   all   aspects   of  boatbuilding, custom cabinet &  furniture   construction,   general  carpentry.  Quality work guaranteed at reasonable rates. Reliable  workers with refs.  if required.  Allan May at 886-2169 or  King Anderson at 885-9033.  Very reliable and experienced  House Cleaner, 9-5 Mon. - Fri.  -886-7317  Wanted: Day or house work.  9 - 5 during week. 886-2792  Your PICTURES FRAMED and  mounted from Artistic Woodwork  stock. Matboards. Non-glare and  regular glass. Needlepoint a  speciality. 1450 Sechelt Inlet Rd.  Porpoise Bay, Sechelt. Phone:   885-9573   Cement Work, light Construction  and smaOiepairs.  886-2530            886-9041  -   Babysitter, 2 or 3   days    a  week at my home. 886-7839  ��� BODY WORK & PAINTING ���  Mechanical work - Free estimates  Shop labour $12.00 an hour.   885-2608   Vi Ton pick-up available for small  hauling jobs, reasonable rates.  Call Allison: 886-8061.  1 Ton Truck for Hire  Light moving and hauling  Call 886-9294  For Sale  Compact utility trailer, can dbl.  as light boat trailer, $100. Hi Fi  Clairtone console, AM/FM with  Garrard changer, walnut Deilcraft  cabinet $150.00 886-2736.  Two '65 VW Beetle snow tires  on rims, 15" - 5 Hole, $25.00  One aluminum picture window  10' x 5��/j', 32 oz. glass, $30.00  One aluminum slider window,  6040x0 white enamel $20.00  One electric 30 gal. Inglis Hot  water tank, 120/208, $20.00  Phone 886-9411.   /T FOR SALE S  Color TV, $25.00. Large sterio  $200.00, 11 cu. ft. Admiral  fridge $150.00. Green shag rug  $50.00, Large Defenbacia plant  $35.00, lamp $10.00. Moving,  must sell. All in excellent condition. Call 886-9672.  Top of the line Boy's standard  bicycle. 26" wheel, $50. 886-7963.  Horse Manure  886-2160  Good used V* size bed, 56" wide  with box spring & mattress. $50.  886-7603  Peavey P.A. system, 6 channel  head. Peavey spk. columns with  5 -12" spks. Excellent cond. Must  sell $850. o.b.o. 886-2491.  Desk: Black steel, 24" x 45", box  drawer & file drawer. Walnut  grain finish top with chrome  Finished legs 29" high. $75.00  886-9182  24" Color Fleetwood console TV  $250. 886-7669    Bell & Howell Movie Camera  Super 8 Projector. Viewer &  splicer motorized projection table  Sell all or separately. Also 2  pickup Spanish guitars and  Fender Amp. $95. 886-9668  Wrecking 1966 Chevy 2 for parts.  17'/2' Ski boat - 409 power V  drive, 3 to 1 step up. 886-7864  Galvanized hot water tank, 22  gal. $15.00 886-9609   Four Gretscn drums, maple and  walnut finish, some hardware,  885-9538   Brothers sewing machine, walnut  cabinet stand. Nearly new $75.00  Ladies clothes, size 38- 40 all  in excel, cond. 2 Winter coats,  7 or 8 Pant suits, etc. Call   885-2357   Portable Speed Queen spin dryer.   886-7966   M.C. range with rotisserie in  good cond. $100. 886-8020  30 inch, 4 burner gas range with  oven $50.00. 886-2307.  LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  Office 886-2277 Toll Free 682-1513  4 \irrfr  LORRIE GIRARD  886-7760  KEN CROSBY  886-2098  JONMcRAE  885-3670  SUB-DIVISION  CONSULTATION  REAL ESTATE  NOTARY PUBLIC  APPRAISALS  MORTGAGES  J HIGHWAY 101: 2 Bedroom, lovely home in |  l Gibsons. Exceptionally large landscaped, pano- J  J ramie view lot. Double carport, Franklin Fire- i  ��� place in family room, fridge and stove included.'  J Owner most anxious - Must Be Sold - Try all i  I offers! F.P. $36,900. ��  I  , NORTH ROAD: 1972 Homeco trailer on full I  ��� foundation, water and hydro in. Furnished and J  I ready to live in. Features Parlour Fireplace in I  J Living Room, 2 bedrooms, large bathroom and j  I utility. Situated on level, easy-care lot. Why pay l  J rent when you can have all this for only: j  I $19,900.1  HOMES  CHASTER ROAD: New Home, 1Vi  blocks from the Chaster Road school now  under, construction. Well designed 3  bedroom family home on full basement.  Nestled in the trees to provide the ultimate In natural landscaping. Many deluxe features such as 2 finished fireplaces, skylights, sundeck and custom-  made kitchen cabinets. F.P. $54,900.  GIBSONS: PRIME REVENUE BUILDING: ,ln 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  yearly 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! Call in for  details and all other information.  F.P. $75,000.  SARGENT ROAD: 3 Bedrooms upstairs  in this well designed home, sunken living  room with feature wall, fireplaces upstairs and down, an incredible number of  deluxe features from twin seal windows  to built-in bar. Completely landscaped  and terraced. Includes large carport and  sundeck and many special design features. All this and a truly spectacular  view. F.P. $74,000.  HILLCREST AVE: Almost 1100 sq. ft.  home in good area, close to schools,  shopping centre etc. Large living room  22 x 12 with a view. Two bedrooms,  large kitchen, utility room and dining  area make this a vary livable home and  with a little bit of work, could be quite  lovely. NOTEI The down payment Is  only $3,500. F.P. $34,500.  BEACH AVE.: Roberts Creek: 3 bedroom family home on full unfinished  basement. Close to Park and boat launching. Large lot 87 x 208. Stone fireplace  and sundeck. Excellent family home.  F.P. $43,900.  BEACH AVE.: Roberts Creek: Full unfinished basement in this 3 story home.  Fireplaces up and down, wrought-iron  railings and built-in oven and range.  Situated on a large lot in a quiet area.  F.P. $44,900.  HIGHWAY 101: Gibsons: Incredible  panoramic view from the mountains of  Howe Sound across the Bay and out to  Georgia Strait. This 3 bedroom, full  basement home is laid out nicely for  family living. Combination garage-workshop is fully, insulated with seperate  100amp. service. F.P. $47,500.  GOWER POINT ROAD: 4 bedrooms In  this lovely full basement home in Gibsons  Seclusion and still close to shopping and  Post Office. 1100 sq. ft., fireplace, large  L shaped rec. room. Large back yard  perfect for swimming pool. An ideal  family home. F.P. $49,900.  STEWART ROAD: Three bedroom,  beautiful Spanish style, sunken living  room home. On 1.46 acres In very quiet  area. Many features Including a gorgeous fireplace, Den & garage. Almost  1400 sq. ft. of living area all on one floor.  F.P. $68,500.  CHASTER ROAD: A Bargain! This 3  bedroom home on a good sized.lot is a  terrific investment. Needs some Interior  painting etc. Presently rented @ $200.  per month. The price is not a misprint,  it really is only: F.P. $29,900.  HILLCREST AVENUE: Well-built, one  year old home in good area. Lovely  view from large sundeck. Two bedrooms  upstairs and one finished down In full  basement. The curved white marble  fireplace Is just one of the lovely features  In this home. F.P. $51,500.  FAIRMONT ROAD: 4 finished bedrooms  in this 1360 sq. ft. full 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.  HIGHWAY 101: Home & 2 lots. Moans  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.  SHAW ROAD: 3 bedroom split-level  home on large landscaped corner lot.  Modern kitchen, nicely appointed living  room with wall to wall carpet. Extra  large carport, bright stucco exterior.  Priced tosell. F.P. $44,500.  GLASSFORD ROAD: Buy it now from  the builder while it is still unfinished and  finish it yourself. A truly lovely home for  only: F.P. $49,500.  LOTS  SOUTH FLETCHER: At School Road.  2 lots 40' x150' 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. $24,900.  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.  ABBS ROAD: One of the nicest building  lots in Gibsons. Level building site with  drop-off in front of property to protect  privacy, spectacular panoramic view.  Slze66'x128'. F.P. $18,500.  GOWER POINT: WATERFRONT:  Lovely cleared 100 x 195' very steep to  the beach but a fabulous building site  with southern exposure and panoramic  view. F.P. $25,900.  COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT: With  waterfront as scarce as it is this double  use lot represents real value. F.P. $22,000  GOWER POINT ROAD: Privacy and  100' of Waterfrontage, beach just at  other side of the road. Driveway is in,  building site cleared with septic tank  and main drains in. F.P. $25,000.  FORBES ROAD: In Langdale. Very  close to school, this corner lot Is cleared,  level and 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.  SARGENT ROAD: On the upper side of  the road, overlooking the Bay and as  far into Georgia Strait as the eye can  see. This lot is in a deluxe home area.  Close to both shopping and schools.  F.P. $16,900.  GRADY ROAD: In Langdale Chines -  Superb view of Howe Sound from this  large irregular shaped lot. All underground services. F.P. $13,900.  ABBS ROAD: At the corner of School  Road. Excellent extra-large building lot  with spectacular view of Bay, Howe  Sound & Georgia strait. Approximately  75x150 feet. �� F.P. $16,900.  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.  CHASTER ROAD:   Nestle your home in  the trees on this 67' x 123' building lot.  Area of proposed new school. Name your  own terms, no reasonable offer refused.  F.P. $11,500.  ACREAGE  CEMETERY ROAD: Enjoy the quiet  privacy of one acre In rural Gibsons.  The property is all level usable land.  Treed with some view. F.P. $17,900.  V/  >. Coast News, February 1,1977.  For Sale  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  Good used 3A sized bed with box  spring & mattress. $50.00  Phone:886-7603  Two winter tires, size . 78-14  used 1 winter in New Mexico,  $40.00 Call 886-7947     -  New large Spanish-style coffee  table $60.00, Eureka upright  vacuum cleaner $20.00, 2 new  studded snow tires on rims for  Ford S-100, $100.00, One large  stereo speaker. 885-3947  Double bed - In very good cond.  $40.00        885-3972  Single bed with pine head &  tail boards. $10.00. 886-7218  Well-worn Armstrong flute  (104 series) $100.00. Reply Box 7  Coast News, write or phone.  Small   freezer,   cost  $249.   Will  sell for $125.     Excellent cond.  886-7031  Easy clothes dryer, 5 years old.  What    offers?        Works    well.  885-9869  TRADE: Yamaki Folk Deluxe  6 string guitar with D'armond  Pick up & Grover turning pegs  FOR: Nylon string classical  guitar, with or without transducer  Phone 885-3562   New 30?  Viking electric stove,  still  in crate.   Automatic,   $225.  886-7810   New Stereo with AM/FM radio,  2x4" speakers, 2 speeds, tinted  dust cover, white, $70. 886-2904  Square solid wood dining room  table. 2 roll-away cots and  mattresses. One kidney shaped  coffee table, 2 cushion hide-a-bed  all in good cond. 885-2402  The Gibsons AU-Nlghter  A Hundred Year Guarantee  Custom-built steel wood-burning  stoves. 886-2808  For Sale  Wanted  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  Top soil & Bark mulch  886-9031  Jordans Carpets  3 Days Only Sale! Jan. 31st.  1st and 2nd of February. See our  display of fine carpets at Lord  Jims Lodge, or phone 522-4621  for appointment.   Jolly jumper, Playtex baby nurser  kit. Portable shower & rod.  Call 885-3992   Collectors Item: . Two operas:  Two volumes La Boheme, two  volumes La Tosca, both featuring  Gigle, Circa 1947, perfect cond.  1406 Gower Pt. Rd. at rear  anytime.  Juice extractor, good shape,* all  juices. Offers? 886-7941  Two canvas and wood folding  chairs $15.00 pair. G.E. hair  dryer $8.00, 45 gallon nylon  water tank for boats, offers.  Call 886-2513        Wanted to  Rent   Lodging in the Gibsons Landing  vicinity is required by the Beachcomber film crew. If you have a  house or apt. avail. March to Oct.  Please call 112-665-8057.  3-6   Bedroom    House   from  Roberts    Creek    to-   Langdale.  886-7198 1  Used table & chairs and any used  toys. For Sechelt Pot Lot. We  would be grateful for the donation  of any used tables and or chairs  and toys for use in our play group.  We are a non-profit organization  and operate on fund-raising  events. Contact: Mrs. Gay  Shanks at 885-3644.   WANTED  Course ideas and Instructors  If you are interested in a course  not included in the Cont. Ed.  Program, or if you are knowled-  gable or experienced in any  appropriate subject and would  like to teach these skills to other  adults call Karin Hoemberg at  the School Brd Office 886-2225.  LOGS.WANTED  .  Top Prices-Paid for  fir - helm-ced.  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  ��� Sorting grounds. Twin Creeks  Used high chair 885-3168  1 set of used bunk-beds in good  condition. 885-9749  Wanted: White full sized fridge,  late model preffered. 886-7168  Small baby  crib   or  play- pen.  886-8020  3 - Speed portable record player  Call 886-2459    Kitchen wall cupboard 886-8087  Broken treddle sewing machine  suitable for spinner attachment.  After 5 call 885-2391   Wanted: Gill Netter for lease for  1977 salmon season, by an exper.  fisherman. Please    contact:  Ken March at #101, 700 4th Ave.  New Westminster. 522-3267  Wanted: Customers for the Van.  Sun paper, on a motor route in  the following areas: Beach Ave.  Park & Henderson Ave. Marlene  subdivision, Hall Rd., Lower Rd.  to Leek Rd. Hwy 101 between  Leek Rd & Mac's Nursery, also  Joe, Metcalfe, Cheryl Ann Park,  Maskell, Geddes and Leek Rd.  Phone 886-7067 after 6.  For Rent  Timber wanted plus alder.  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D & O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-78% or  886-7700.   SWAP: 30 H.P. Mercury outboard for Pioneer model 400  Chain Saw. 886-2512. Wanted:  Trampoline.  Odds & ends of hardwood boards,  furniture, desk etc. Senior citizen  woodworking hobbyist will pick  up. Please call collect. Jack Elliot  Garden Bay, 883-9048.   One full sized fridge in good  working order. 886-7168  To sell or swap: Reloading equipment, grain grinder, 100 lb.  propane tank. 885-3605.  For Rent  3 bdrm Mobile home on private  lot, avail. Feb. 1st. to mature  responsible people. Rent: $200.  per mo. 886-9682  Maple Crescent Apartments  1-2-3 bdrm suites for rent, 1662  School Rd., Gibsons.- Heat &  cablevision, parking, close to  schools & shopping. Reas. rent.  Apply suite 103A. 886-7836  In Village of Sechelt, 2 bdrm.  cottage. $225. per. mo. 885-9979  days, 885-2062eves. '  Why pay more than 3Va% to sell  your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  Duplex in Gibsons, 2bdrm. fridge  & stove, elec. heat, well insulated  Immed. Occupancy. $175.00 per  mo. 886-7218  Tantalus Apartment for rent,  furn.  &  unfurn.  Wall  to  wall,  accessories 886-9544.   Suite for rent in Granthams,  partly furnished, $125. per mo.   886-9904   Selma Park: Attractive house,  well insulated, low cost heating,  two separate bdrms, good range  & fridge. $250.886-9898       '  Room & Board avail, at Bonniebrook Lodge. Meals & services  inch,laundry. $275. per month.  Private room. 886-9033. Gower  Point ocean beach esplanade.  Roberts Creek, semi-waterfront,  3 bdrm house, $300. per mo.  Refs req. 886-2744  Cottage for rent: full cabinet  kitchen, tiled bathroom, fireplace  2 bdrms, near the beach, older  person pref. no large pets. Refs  please. 886-7332  For rent Feb. 1st. 3 bdrm. house,  unfurn. Washer & dryer, no  basement, fireplace, w/w, large  yard, needs work in back yard,  Pratt Rd. $275. 886-9093  4 bdrm home, 2 yrs. old, Sechelt  village" avail Feb. 15. 885-3862  For Rent  FOR RENT  DELUXE TOWNHOUSES  1564 sq. ft. of finished floor area,  3 bdrms, plus large family room  and rec. area, W/W carpets. Deluxe Tappen range, ample parking on blacktop, all for only  $300. per month. These good  family homes are located on 1650  School Road, between School Rd.  and Wyngart Rd. in Gibsons.  For    further    information.  call:  Sea-Air Estates 886-2137 or  Safeco Builders Ltd. 683-3291 or  eves. 253-9293  New 2 bdrm duplex - All appliances incl. dishwasher, carpet,  fireplace. Fairview Rd. $290.00  per mo. Eves, call 886-7005  2 bdrm. home unfurn., stove &  fridge. Close to shopping centre  and schools. $200. per mo. Call  886-2855  Classified  886-7817  Why pay more than 3'/z% to sell  your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  Travel  ohile Homes  2 bedroom trailer, semi-furnished  washer/dryer - fridge/stove  Avail, after Feb. 1st. 885-9038  Near new 3 bdrm house avail.  Feb. 1st. $325. per mo. 886-7625  Comfortable guest cottage,  adjacent to my seaside home,  for reliable couple, within my  home. Call 885-9698  Wanted: responsible business  person to share home. Non-  smoker, near Langdale ferry.  Call 886-9676  3 Bdrm delux mobile home on  private property. Stove, fridge,  dishwasher, deep freeze, w/w,  drapes. No indoor pets please.  885-2550  Gibsons waterfront:   Large furn.  1 bdrm. suite, immed. possession  886-7108  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 ToU Free 682-1513  Motorcycles  10 speed Chopper $80.00, black  Motor Cross, hydraulic front-  end, $90.00. 885-9955  BONNIEBROOK  TRAILER PARK  Two choice Mobile Home sites.  Will accomodate double-wides.  |Gower Point. 886-2881.  HANDYMAN  SERVICE  All Types Home Repairs  & Services  Renovations, Additions,  Painting, Clean-up, etc.  North of Davis Bay  883-9266  Barry Large  Box 43,18 Elliot Rd.  Garden Bay  Tideline  Plumbing and Heating  886-9414  * Retail Supplies  and Contract Work  * Complete Line of Plumbing  Supplies for the Handyman.  \ 9>  ft Hot Water Tanks  ft Copper Pipe  ft Plastic Pipe  ft Fittings  And More!  Gibsons Industrial Park  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  NEED TIRES''  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  jt the S-BENDS on Highway 101  Hhone 886-2700  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  TOYOTA  New & Used Car Sales  All Make, Parts & Services  Gibsons AL JAMIESON  Phone 886-7919  Royal Bank off Canada  GIBSONS Branch-Ph. 886-2201 SECHELT Branch-Ph. 885-2201  HOURS Tues.-Thurs. 10a.m.-3p.m.  Fri. 10a.m.-6p.m. Sat. 10a.m.-3p.m.  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Ole's Cove  Commercial Containers avai table  886-2938  <Suffit electric Utb.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons, Roberts Creek & Madeira Park  885-3133  J. McKenzie Ron Blair, P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd. P.O. Box 387 Sechelt   VON 3A0  SIM   ELECTRIC   LTD.  COAST PAVING  PAVING FROM DRIVEWAYS TO HIGHWAYS  Highways, Parking Areas, Driveways, Crushed Gravel  Equipment Rentals  Main Office: Box 95,   Powell River,    485-6118  Branch Off ice:        Sechelt, Ph. 885-2343  ���-���;��� 9:30 to 3:30 p:m  Electrical Contractor  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  WINDSOR   PLYWOOD  (THE PLYWOOD PEOPLE)  Construction Plywood, Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Sidings and all Accessories.  ^Delivery Phone 886-9221 Highway 101, Gibsons  L& H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations  885-9666 Porpoise Bay Road Box 172, Sechelt, B. C  TWIN CREEKLUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  Everything for your building Needs.  Free Estimates Phone 886-2291-2  CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterlines. etc  .Ph   885-2921 ; __,   ��V  BE ELECTRIC ltd.,  Box 860  Phone 886-7605  ���'POWER    TO    THE    PEOPLE''  TED HUME SERVICES  Parts, Service. Installations  Stoves;  Furnaces,   Heaters,   etc.  886-2951  Gibsons. B.C  Certified Instrument Mechanic  RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL  FREE ESTIMATES  Bernie Mulligan 886-9414 Denis Mulligan  RAY COATESPLUMBING  Contract Renovations & Service Work  886-7695  ANDREASSEN     ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Per  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR    Andreassen  Serving the Sunshine Coast  886-9439  General Delivtery Hopkins Landing, B. C  Roberts   Creek  BOUTIN  BULLDOZING  Clearing ��� Landscaping  Backhoe Work  Phone 886-9824  R.R. 1 Gibsons  C0IN-0P CLEANERS  YOU CAN SA VE MONEY  By the Garment or By the Load  nycr^st Plaza   886-2231  GIBSONS BUILDING SUPPLIES  (1971) LTD.  ALL BUILDING MATERIALS  READY-MIX   CONCRETE-GRAVEL  GENERAL PAINT  .886-2642 Highway 101 -Gibsons         886-7833  GIBSONS  TELEPHONE ANSWERING  Service - Phone 886-2231  At the sign  of  the  Chevron  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  & Marine Service Ltd  Arc and Acty. Welding Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating  Automotive-Marine Repair  Phone 886-7721 Marine Ways  Res. 886-9956  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  . Packing Materials for Sale  Phone 886-2664      Member.Allied Van Lines     R.R. 1. Gibsons  MACK'S NURSERY   Phone 886-2684  SUNSHINE COAST-HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying  ABC  GENERAL PAINTING  SPRAY - BRUSH - ROLL.  Call 886-2512  SUNSHINE PAINTERS  Let us brighten up your life  RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL  886-9564  Free Estimates  GIBSONS LANES  OPEN BOWLING HOURS  SATURDAY 7-11 pm FRIDAY9-11 pm  SUNDAY    2-5pm   9-11 pm  ROY & WAGENAAR  B.C." LAND SURVEYORS  CIVIL ENGINEERS  Marine Building Wharf Street  Box 609 885-2332 Sechelt, B. C.  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING - PIPEFITTING -STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  Al I Work G uaran teed  ROBERT W.ALLEN  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  Sechelt Lumber Building  Wharf St., Box607  Off ice 885-2625 Sechelt, B. C. Res. 885-9581  TIDELINE  Plumbing and Heating Contractors  Dl PHIL  V Phone 886-2  ROBINSON'S TV  Service Depot for  LIPS-ZENITH PANASONIC--ADMIRAL  FLEETWOOD DEALER  -2280      FORMERLY NEVENS*    MASTERCHARGE  For Rent  PAJAK   ELECTROMCS  CO. LTD.  RCA & ELECTROHOME  Authorized Dealer  886-7333      ' Sales and Service  Gibsons  For Rent  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  .yjWFA-.r   CAR  ��� LUNCHES Ct>INNfl|S  . Sftfc-. ' 'fl CIM0N fcc  Res. 886-9949  Marv Voler.  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  886-9597  C      &      S  HARDWARE  & .  APPLIANCES  .885-9713  .'     BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE TO ALL MAKES  ;     SEWEASY  Cowrie St. Sechelt  885-2725  MIDNIGHT TRUCKING  GRAVEL���FILL  ROAD MULCH ��� DRAIN ROCK  Ph. 886-7864  R.R. 2. Gibsons, B.C.  B. MacK WELDING  BRAD MACKENZIE  Portable Welding  886-7222  Gibsons  STAtiHILSTAD   ROOFING  DUROID. SHAKES  OR REROOFING  R.R. 1. Port Mellon Highway        Phone 886-2923  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cabinetsand Fixtures -fr 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   T^KUchen Remodelling A Specialty  885-3417  R. BIRKIN  Beach   Ave.,    Roberts   Creek  885-3310  .B. EXCAVATING 886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage, installation  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat  ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates  SPECIALTY MACHINE WORKS  MANUFACTURE OF MACHINE PARTS  SHAKE FROES DRAW KNIVES  CUSTOM AND MARINE CASTING.    GENERAL MACHINEWORKl  HUGH BAIRD  Opposite Sechelt Legion 885-2523 Days    885-2108 Eves. wuiii��iii��imii(H  10.  Coast News, February 1,1977.  Mobile Homes Property  Property  Cars & Trucks      Cars & Trucks  Boats  Leader trailer, 12x68' in trailer  court. 3 Bdrm. furnished, closed-  in sundeck and storage shed with  carport. 886-9135   Small trailer - suitable for one  person. $135.00 inclusive. Plus  propane. Bonnie Brook 886-2887  or 886-9033.   Bonniebrook Camp  and  Trailer Park  Two choice  mobile  home sites,  will accommodate double-wides.  Gower Point - 886-2887  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  Units   now   on   display,   phone:  886-9826  USED UNITS  1975 12 x 68' Embassador, 3  bedrooms, IV* bath, raised living  room, electrict fireplace, carpeted  throughout, fully furnished and  in excellent condition.  1971 12 x 63 Leader, 3 bdrm. fully  furnished, very good condition.  NEW UNITS  SPECIAL  12 x 60 Colony, 2 bedroom limited  addition,    carpeted   livingroom,  fully furnished and decorated.  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.  Pets  Free to GOOD home. 3Vi yr. old  Purebred registered spayed  Golden Labrador dog, very good  with children. Doghouse incl.  886-2738  FREE to good home, German  Shepherd, male, 1 yr. old, good  with kids. After 5: 885-2880.  FREE   to   good    home:   female  kitten, 5 mo. old, part Siamese.  We will 'spayed' if so desired.  886-2149  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.  For Sale: Choice 100 ft. Commercial zoned lot. For info, after  6 p.m. 112-987-5414   By owner: On Malaview (off  Pratt), Lot 67 x 123, Hydro &  water, $10,500. o.b.o. Terms  available. 886-7540  For sale by owner: 3.5 acres,  semi-waterfront on Saturna  Island, good view, water available, close to beach access. Full  Price $17,500. Call 883-9255  For Sale or Rent: 3 bedroom  house, Gibsons. Landscaped lot,  superb view, two fireplaces,  finished rec. room, lVa baths,  carport. 886-2736  In Langdale, 79' x 150' Lot for  sale. Near school, beautiful view,  by owner: 112-255-4805.  WiU sell for bargain price, 27  acres grazing land, since leased  costs only $30. a month. 885-3303  For Sale by owner: New 1595 sq.  ft. house. Full basement, dbl.  plumbing, 2 fireplaces, carport,  sundeck, 4 bdrms. leaded dbl.  glass windows. On large view  lot, Selma Park. Appraised value  $63,000. Selling for $60,000.  885-3773  Fainiu>!:i Road: 2 bdrms.. large  living atom with corner fireplace.  Excellent view, needs work but  good pniciitial. 886-2164 eves.  Choice lot above Selma Park.  88' frontage, lovely view, natural  Dogwood & Arbutus trees close  to sea & shopping. 885-2198  For Sale: 2 good view lots on  Chaster Rd. 1,000 ft. from water-  front, utilities. 886-2887  SEAVIEW LOTS $10,000.  Located approximately 100 feet  down Kelly Rd. (on the right hand  side) of Gower Point Rd. Call  Gerry in Victoria at 383-4739  For Sale by owner: 3 bdrm post  & beam home near tennis courts,  Gibsons. $35,000. 886-7566  eves, after 4:00.  For Sale by owner: Lot 11, Seaside Village, cleared ready to  build. Buy it for what we paid for  it. $3000. down and take over  payments at 6% interest. Days  call 885-2273, ask for Nicki or  eves. 885-3963  8 x 45' Rollahome on Gabriola  island. Must be moved $2,000.  o.b.o. (112) 254-5836 or call  886-8097   Comfortable 3 year old 3 bdrm  house with attached carport,  12 x 24' greenhouse, 12 x 16'  shed can also be used as a greenhouse or workshop. Assumable  $7000. mortgage at 1972 interest  rates. 885-9328    MUST SELL!  Price reduced to $60,000. By  owner in Gower Baint. 2 yr.  old quality built home. 2'A baths,  approx. 32OO sq. ft. of completely  finished home. Wall/wall up &  down. Landscaping & paved  driveway all done. Has 45' sundeck with view of Strait. Close to  beach, all this plus 2 stall barn,  feed shed & chicken house approx  lA acre. $37,000. 1st Mortgage  at 10'/4%. 886-9249.   WATERFRONT  Furnished cottage, Sechelt,  F.P. $15,000. Are you looking for  a way to have a year round retreat  on the waterfront without going  into your invested dollars? A  small down payment & terms @  8'/2% on this charming cottage  on Dominion lease land is the way  to do it. (The lease is approx.  $10.00 per year) Included is a  S/C trailer for guests or renting  to help with payments. Weekends: 885-2475. Mon.-Thur. Call  112-985-3677.   Why pay  more  than 3*/j% to  sell your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235 -24 hours  1970 Ford Torino  4 dr. H.T. 886-2941  -  White 1972 Datsun P/up, very  clean, radio, canopy, new clutch  and brakes. $1700. 886-8087  1974 Honda Civic sedan. Best  offer to $2300. Call 886-7683  1969 Grand Prix, buckets, radials,  air suspension, factory 8-track  stereo. Gold with black vinyl in  excel, cond. Asking $2000.  886-2929  1973 V* Ton Suburban Van,  V8  Auto. P. S. & P. B. $2500. Call  885-9869  1961 GMC Vi Ton 3 speed:  6 cyl. Recond. motor. Runs  good. Only $300. 885-3403^  1963 Ford 300, needs mechanical  work or can be used for parts.  $200. o.b.o. 885-3409  Chev  3 speed  transmission   fly  wheel and clutch  plate,  $80.00   885-9955   1967 Mustang. $600. firm  55,000 original miles. 886-9370  1972 Suzuki G.T., water cooled,  rebuilt motor & trans. $1,100.  firm. Call 883-9255.   For     Sale:  power train  1959     Oldsmobile,  & engine,   V8-394.  886-9294  1974 G.M. Vi Ton, 4 speed,  Power steering, power brakes,  excel, condition. $3,200. 886-2458  Station wagon: 1972 Peugeot 504,  good condition, avail, end of Feb.  $2,500. 886-2736   1966 G.M.C. Vi Ton with 283 and  auto, trans. As is. $500. Call  886-2025 or 886-9416   1969 G.M.C. V* Ton Pick-up  Sierra Grande Camper Special,  W/coast mirrors, spare tanks,  new tires, good cond. $2,800. Call  885-9835  1967 Chev Impala 2 dr. radio,  rear    window     defrost,     $200.  886-2307  1969 Datsun PIck-Up  $1295. Offers.  885-3277  Ask for Ben  1962 G.M.C. Pick-up, 1 ton, 4  speed, with International box,  good cond., heater, radio. $650.  Call Howard 886-2688 or 886-2888  Motor and transmission complete  for Chevy II Acadian etc. 195 cu.  in. Evenings 886-7636   18' LS 302 Ford in A-l. Jet drive,  ready to go. $3500. 886-2737.  1975 Valiant, slant 6 engine, 3  speeds, A-l cond. $500. o.b.o.   886-7222   1972 B.S.A, 500 Single, low miles  good cond. $800. o.b.o. Dave  Boyte 886-7842 or 886-2877.  Collectors item, must be seen tc  be appreciated 1 1953 Pontiac  Chieftan, good running cond.  $1500. or nearest offer. 885-9563  I will paint your car for as low as  $149.00. All work guaranteed!   885-2608   1966 Ford   H:T.   Galaxie   500  $350. 886-2924   1967 Landrover 88 Model, Call  883-2203   1966 Chevelle Malibu, 283 4  Barrel, Needs transmission,  $275. firm. 886-2459   1973   Eldorado   truck    camper,  like    new   cond.    Only    $1500.  886-2512  1972 Chrysler 3Vi H.P. Outboard $125.00, 1960 Johnson 3  H.P. Outboard $125.00, 1957  Evinrude 3 H.P. Outboard, $85.  All motors are in good running  order.  MARINE SURVEYS  AND APPRAISALS  For selling, purchasing  or financing  Surveys for insurance  or settlement of claims  Captain W. Y. Higgs  Box399, Gibsons,B.C.  Phones 886-9546, 885-9425  14' Plywood boat and trailer  $300. 886-7839   12' Fiberglass boat, $110.00  Trailer avail. 886-9346.  Too Late to  Classify  Workshop for Volunteers  Date: Feb. 5, Sat. 9:00 am. Place:  Roberts Creek School, Fee: $5.00  Instructors: Elisabeth Brown &  Clair Hawes. Reg: 886-2225,  Karin .Hoemberg.  NEED EXTRA MONEY?  Full or part time - evenings  -  fashionable, must drive, mature,  no   investments,   no   deliveries.  886-8043  All libraries in the regional  board area are to be included in  the parks and recreation committee's jurisdiction removing them  from the stop-gap position  under which they have been  managed. Chairman    Norm  Watson suggested federation as  regional- branches as soon as  possible to reduce bulk purchase  costs and facilitate book exchange  programs. He suggested a library card system whereby a book  borrowed from any one branch  could be returned to any other  federated branch. Watson also  proposed hiring undergraduate  students through "Young Canada  Works", a federal make-work  program to catalogue and standardize all library books in the  area.  Have some  news ?  The Sunshine Coast News  welcomes social, church, and  entertainment news and announcements for clubs, lodges,  hospital groups, and service  clubs.  Remember the deadline for  announcements and press releases is Saturday noon. Mail  items to P.O. Box 460, Gibsons.  I  1  i  :���  Boats  24' Keel Cruising sloop with 7.5  Merc outboard, two 5 gal. tanks,  14 gal. S.S. water tank, pulpit,  Roller reefing, galley, $5,500.  23' Racing sloop, Star Class  trailer $1,150. 886-9668.  1971 125 H.P. Johnson O.B. with  controls, recently over-hauled,  $900. o.b.o. 885-9328.  16 ft. Fiberblass boat, new camper top, 1974 Johnson 40 HP.  with low hours, anchor, life-  jackets, 2 mooching rods, etc.  $1,600,886-2736.  holiday/  '77 Charters to  Europe  For all your  travel needs see  Getaway Holidays  Box 1400 Sechelt  LOST  MALE ORANGE KITTEN  in Granthams area, Gibsons.  886-9128  CARPENTER  CONTRACTOR  &&���&&&&���&&&���&���&���&'&  Framing, Forming,  Finishing, Renovations  and Siding.  PHONE 886-7309  Box 1279, Gibsons  SALE!  SAVE 30% to 50%  On all Stock  Including Jeans & Jean Skirts  MADRIGAL  BOUTIQUE  885-3817  Cowrie  Sechelt  Fish Talk  ��T��T��T��T��7��T��  ����:���:���>:���  ������;���;���  ��:���;�����������>����:���-��  *Z*tt$$Z��tt  .-���-���-���-���������'  ���������������������������������.  >>>>>>>����%>��t��t��t������t  ���������:��  ��:���:�����:���  DOGWOOD TAKEOUT  When buying fish take the time  to look them over carefully. If  there are very many dead fish in  the stores' aquarium, you should  leave those fish for another time.  Also watch for dusty patches,  (Velvet disease), white spots,  (Ich) or fungus. These are all  indications of sick fish. If you do  not see any of the above, there is  a good chance the fish are healthy. Try and watch for the strong  looking fish, and choose the'ones  which are swimming fast and  seem to be playing.  I find the best way to keep  fish happy is to buy males and  females of each species. If you  buy live bearers (swordtails,  guppies etc.) buy one male and  two females. This way one female is not being perpetually  harassed. If you buy any of the  tetra or barb species, buy at least  four of each type as these fish  like to swim in schools. If buying  catfish for the aquarium, a good  rule to follow is two catfish for  each five gallons of water. If  you are not too sure of a fish that  has your fancy, find out how large  he grows. A little Oscar is a cute  fish, but he grows to twelve  inches long, and eats anything  he can swallow.  When buying plants, try to  buy the ones with a good root  system, and green lush leaves.  It is good to buy one or two of  each type of plant; this way you  should have success with them.  I would suggest some of the  smaller species of sword plants,  some bunch plants, (Caboma,  Bacopa, etc.), and some of the  grass types (Corkscrew, Val,  Sagitaria, etc.).  Now that you have bought  some of these fish and plants,  be sure the dealer packages them  properly. For the fish, the bag  should hold one-third water to  two-thirds air. For the plants, a  small amount of water to keep the  roots wet is all you need. If you  are going to be travelling a long  distance be sure your fish are not  going to get cold. Have the  dealer use either an insulated  bag, or several paper bags inside each other if you plan on  travelling more than two hours.  When you arrive home with  your parcels, place each of your  plastic bags, (still closed and with  contents intact) in your aquarium.  Leave them in the aquarium, at  the very least, fifteen minutes,  preferably half an hour. This  gives the. water temperatures  of the bags time to adjust to  the aquarium temperature. Open  ';ach bag and add some of your  tquarium water, then let stand  for another ten or fifteen minutes.  This gives the fish a short time  to acclimatize themselves to their  by Gerry Ward  new environment. If you have an  isolation tank, put your fish into  it to watch for disease, and put  your plants in to look for pests,  such as snails.  One item that is very handy for  aquarium use is a Ph test kit.  With one of these you can adjust  the acidity or alkalinity of the  water with the fish, to that of  your aquarium. Do not adjust  the water too fast as this will do  the fish harm.  Watch your new fish for a week  or so after having placed them in  their new environment, so that  any problems arising may be  quickly remedied. With good  care and attention your fish  should live twice as long as they  would in the waters that they  come from.  TERRY KARKABE  Three days ago a local worker  inadvertantly said "the word",  the one word which is guaranteed  to make me see red and froth at  the mouth. The word - for those  of you who don't know me -  is strike.  There was a time, as everyone  knows, when union activity was  the only way to get a fair shake  for the working man. It was a  long uphill struggle which for  the most part proved successful  in achieving a decent living  standard right up to the early  sixties.  At this point in time we see  two relatively dormant giants rear  their ugly heads. Walking hand  in hand down main street North  America we suddenly notice  Credit and Media.    Advertising  giving a helping hand to the most  ancient of human tragedies -  naked greed!  Union leadership begins to  abandon its high ideals and concentrates on collecting dues,  strike funds mysteriously dis:  appear, top level unionists are  teamed with organized crime,  management suddenly realizes  it can justify high prices because  of high wage cost. Bankers  demand their pound of flesh and  suddenly there comes to me a  vision of a gigantic man dressed  in    coveralls    and    work    boots  being*sucked dry by other peoples  greed and his own avarice and  ignorance.  While the business world is  concerned basically with statistical percentages the working  man is tied to the dollar sign of  basic arithmatics.  Consider this: John Doe works  for company X which pays him  .5 dollars per hour. The company  expects to realize a gross of  $15.00 for the hour in question  and out of this they expect $5.00  net profit, (highly unrealistic  numbers but they serve the purpose for explanatory simplicity).  Five dollars net profit represents 33l/3% of the gross income   company   X   expects   to  make. The union calls for John  Doe to get more money and settles for a 50$ an hour increase.  Other related industries raise  the overhead another 50$ and so  it now costs company X $11.00 to  make a $4.00 profit assuming  sales remain the same.  This of course is highly unsatisfactory to head office which  wishes to maintain the same  profit level as before and also  build up a reserve against future  troubles.  So the price goes up not one  dollar to bring the profit back to  $5.00 but one dollar and a half  to show 33 '/3% profit. What's  amazing about this is that everybody loses. And yet it goes on.  In Germany the company opens  its books to the union and they  discuss intelligently how much  the company can reasonably be  expected to give the workers in  the way of shared profits according to production, sounds pretty  reasonable.  Of course if everyone was  reasonable   we   wouldn't   have  phychiatrists or marriage coun-  cellers or police, or wars or any  of those things that keep money  in circulation and the economy  on its way up. And of course  that's not realistic either. Just  the same I'd like to make $8.00  per hour too but I don't suppose  you'd'like to pay three bucks for  a ham sandwich.  FOR HIGH PROFIT  POTENTIAL  Special OPPORTUNITY for  INDEPENDENT RETAILERS AGENT  DISTRIBUTOR SALES SUPERVISOR  PART-TIME and or FULL TIME  IN ORDER TO DISPOSE OF LARGE  AMOUNT OF BROAD RANGE OF  MERCHANDISE:  SURPLUS, DISTRESSED and CLEAR-OUTS.  We are locating:  INDEPENDENT RETAILERS and/or AGENTS for  1. Surplus/Regular goods on consignment.  2. New dealerships.  3. New product agencies.  4. Joint venture retail operations.  5. Opening of new retail operations.  ��� WE SUPPLY THE PRESELECTED GOODS and CO-  PROMOTE THE SALES.  ��� YOU SUPPLY THE STAFF, LOCATION AND  COLLECT THE MONEY.  ��� WE SHARE THE PROFIT ONLY AFTER THE GOODS  ARE SOLD.  Surplus Clearinghouse of Canada  207 Queen's Quay West, S.E. Building,  Toronto, Ontario.  OUR REPRESENTATIVE WILL BE IN YOUR  AREA SHORTLY.  PLEASE CALL (416) 863-9871  OF ALL  1976 M  ���   I  The Gibsons All Nighter  Wood Heater  100 YEAR GUARANTEE  HEAVY ALL STEEL CONSTRUCTION  *W**, J. J*  CUSTOM ��., ,,,,  BUILT  886-2808  FROM  $275.00  After 5  100% PURE WOOL  FINEST QUALITY  MATCHING PATTERNS  Approx. 12' x 9'     Reg. $522.00     Special $390.00  Approx.   9'x6'      Reg. $325.00     Special $199.50  BEAUTIFUL PATTERNS AND DESIGNS  Ken DeVries  & Son Ltd.  FLOORCOVERINGS  NOW WITH TWO LOCATIONS:  HIGHWAY 101, GIBSONS.  886-7112  IN THE HEART OF SECHELT  885-3424  ��� FULL NEW CAR WARRANTY  ��� MOST 76 MODELS STILL AVAILABLE  ��� IMMEDIATE DELIVERY  Yes... We're moving them out so...  Now's the time to pick up a  great car at a great price!  TOYOTA  JAMIESON AUTOMOTIVE  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  886-7919  Is  i Coast News, February 1,1977.  Free  :encies Ltd.  Property Catalogue  24 Hours  885  24 Hours  Contest Rules  November 23,1976.  1. First prize of $1.00. 250 first prizes available.  December 7,1976.  2. No one under 21 may enter.  3. No employees of Sechelt Agencies Ltd. or their immediate  family, (sons or daughters), may enter.  4. No employee of the Coast News or their immediate family, (sons  or daughters), may enter.  . '     7 '  December 21,1976.  5. The last prize will start with $1.00 doubling every ? until our  Banker says���No More!  6. Entry will be more difficult after December 31,1976.  February 1,1977.  7. To enter you must have a receipt dated since January 1, 1977  from Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  8. You must collect $1.00 from John R. Goodwin at a time and  location to be specified later.  Box 128, Sechelt  Phone Vancouver  689-5838  885  Agencies Ltd.  24 Hours  Dinner at "The Parthenon  95  ��� _**f,sr *..*>���*  'sW  ,' y^'/A  John R. Goodwin  Phone 885-2235  7:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m.  Hopes those who entered Sechelt Agencies Ltd. contest  by December 31, 1976 will enjoy dinner at George Floras's  Restaurant "The Parthenon" at 6:30 p.m. February 5th,  1977 with their guest. Phone George's girl Sue for details  at 885-9769.  P.S. ...It's Still Doubling!  $64.oo  The Last, Final, one and only prize has been doubling  each week since December 21st, 1976 and now amounts to:  You do not have a chance to win if you do not enter!  Winner  Sell Your Home  For Only  Volume Sales Give You Reduced Costs  To List Your Home-Call:  JACK PAT LOU PETER C. R. BOB ANN DON JOHN R.  WARN MURPHY      GOODWIN SMITH      GATHERCOLE       KENT IBBITSON        HADDEN       GOODWIN  886-2681 885-9487 885-2456 885-9463 886-2785 885-9461 886-2542 885-9504 885-2235 wrosja  npii .wMimunnaiimiiiiiipuwiwimiiwiiii  12.  Coast News, February 1,1977.  Low-cost quality houses  "It's a new approach to low-  cost housing." said Bruce  Wormwald of B & G Construction  Services, Ltd. He was talking  about the five houses built in  the Bay area of Gibsons under the  plan proposed by B. C. Remote  Housing, an arm of Central  Mortgage    and Housing    of  Canada.  Under the B. C. Remote  Housing scheme the idea is that  the down payment and the  monthly payments are adjusted  to the level of the individual's  income. Wormwald stressed  that the plan was designed to  help the most needy members  of the community, usually young  people with growing children,  who might not be able to afford  adequate housing with some  planned program.  The people who become the  householders are ��� selected on  the basis of need and deserving  by a local committee appointed  by B. C. Remote Housing.  Locally the committee consists  of Jerry Dixon, Vic Epstein, and  Bill Lang.  "The houses we are building  in Gibsons," said Wormwald,  "are a higher quality than those  that were built under the previous  A.H.O.P. program. They are  truly a quality low-cost house.  Let's face it," said Wormwald,  "I'm going to be in business  in this area for a long time and,  low-cost or no low-cost, I have no  intention of getting the reputation  for shoddy work."  At 1,055 square feet including  a full basement the houses are  only fractionally smaller than  conventional housing. The recreation and utilities, room lead  directly off the foyer and provision has been made for the  installation at a later date and at  the householder's option of full  downstairs toilet facilities. Insulation has been used with the  basement concrete. Upstairs the  rooms seem spacious and well-  finished with select materials  being used in the finishing. The  houses are electrically heated  with double-glazed windows. The  lots on which the houses .sit are  65 feet by one hundred and sixty-  five feet.  Wormwald is the President of  B & G Construction Services,  Ltd. and at present the company  employs fourteen men. Including  sub-trades, the project kept  twenty-eight men employed all  through the winter.     The  sub-  trades involved were B. E. Electric Ltd., Ray Coates Plumbing,  R & B Bulldozing, Ken DeVries  Flooring, Gary McCall Drywall.  and Bob Zornes Roofing. Materials were provided by Gibsons  Building Supplies and Elson  Glass. In addition, Wormwald  was told that his project had  prevented layoffs in both the  plumbers and electrical trades  this winter.  "I'm proud of the quality of  these houses," said Wormwald,  pointing out the Prestwood cabinets of good quality and the  mould-top counter. "They have  been inspected by both the local  and government inspectors to  the complete satisfaction of all."  Wormwald also volunteered the  information that the houses  featured seamless gutters, which  were not specified as necessary,  and that he allowed one-year for  deficiencies in construction to  show themselves as opposed to  the forty-one days specified by  the government.  The government-priced houses  are $38,500 for house and land.  Several of the five already built  are designated to future householders. Application forms are  available at the municipal office.  Sechelt Arts  Centre  At a recent meeting of the  Sunshine Coast Arts Council,  Chairman Doris Crowston  brought those present up to date  on the possible acquistion of the  three lots owned by the village  of Sechelt and also the log building that has already been donated.  Crowston stated that this log  building would be taken apart  and put back up on the proposed  site.  Clarke Steabner showed slides  of the building as it sits now on  East Porpoise Bay Road. Also  shown were plans drawn up for  the new centre as well as a lovely  painting by Charles Murray  which gave everyone present a  better idea of the end result and  its beauty. Steabner stated that  the building would cost some  $30,000 and already some $6,000  in materials had been donated.  It was agreed by all that  Chairman Crowston telephone  Dr. Perry ' and ask for three  months notice regarding vacation  of Whittaker House and to thank  him for not raising the rent.  OFF EVERYTHING  WE SELL  We want to give ail of our customers a break, while helping to fight inflation.  So we've slashed everything by 20% in every store in Canada from Jan. 31/77 to  Feb. 5/77 Inclusive. Now's the time to get the stereo. C.B. or any ot Ihe electronic products you need.   The more you buy the more you save!  Authorized Sales Centre  yu 885-2568  ^sm in the Heart of Sechelt  'We Service What We Sell."  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