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 P.B. ^--CU-.-^^260132 S J  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15C per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  Volume 30, Number 9  March 1,1977  --. r  Our ferry gives first-rate seiffice  to the Gulf Islands!  f  LANGDALE BAGGAGE  Our forty-car ferry has proved so inadequate for our  traffic that the B.C. Ferries have taken to leaving the  by Bruce Wilson and Ian Corrance  Will someone please explain why the Queen of Tsawwassen  which is unable, says the ferry authority, to provide a decent  catering service on our "too short" 50 minute run is able to  provide a full menu and complete service on the Gulf Islands  run, the longest stretch of which runs only 40 minutes?  It would seem there is no problem in providing Gulf Island  residents daily specials such as: Chicken Pot Pie with peas,  carrots, french fries and gray y -.or ;Beef :Ste  or Baron of Beef with their fullcomplement of vegetables,  french fries and gravy, all in the $2.00 to $3.00 range. Consider  also the possibility of being able to enjoy during the crossing  such things as: hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries,  butter-horns, cheesecake, fruit cocktails, cheddar cheese, pudding, yogurt, Dixie cups, cup-cakes, cookies, or butter tarts  as well as the standard selection of pies, cake and sandwiches.  baggage cart behind to make room for one more car. Just  another indignity for the people of the Sunshine coast.  Travellers smile bravely as another line-up begins as  the forty-car ferry prepares to leave fully loaded.   Since  she's been in service here the Queen of the Islands  regularly leaves as many cars behind as she picks up.  Yes, folks, that's our menu.    Note the cover over the  place where the hot meals should be listed.  Or, brave hearts imagine if  you will the luxury of a breakfast  consisting of your choice of  bacon, ham, or sausage; toast  and coffee, hash browns and  REAL fried eggs. All of these  items were being offered on  board OUR ship the Queen of  Tsawwassen on the Gulf Islands  run - as recently as Saturday,  February 24th, according to information provided by the Sunshine Coast Concerned Citizens  committee and other interested  parties. These facts have subsequently been verified by your  reporters and we, as well as the  Concerned Citizens, would like  to stress that "the Gulf Islands  run is suffering absolutely no  redaction in service at this time."  Is it right that the same Queen  of Tsawwassen should arrive at  the Tsawwassen terminus on  Saturday afternoon with a total  of 33 cars on board (also verified  information) while a parking lot  full of overflow vehicles is left  at Horseshoe Bay? (See picture  this page) It doesn't make any  economic sense to use a 160 car  ferry to haul 33 cars nor to jam  a 40 car vessel so full as to allow  no room for a push cart to carry  foot-passengers' baggage. We  do not normally begrudge the  Gulf Islands travellers excellent  service, but are forced into doing  so when they gain at our expense.  We fail to understand by what  criteria the Gulf Islands residents  should deserve such preferential  treatment, not to mention FREE  inter-island automotive passage!  There must however be a reason for this unequal treatment  as governments are by their very  design and decree the seats of  justice and equality in these dark  ages. Pursuant, to this matter,  your reporters; could* find only-two  ������ differences betweein,the residents  of the Sunshine Coast and those'  of the Gulf Islands: 1. The average worth in dollars of the Islands residents is higher than  ours and: 2. The majority of those  residents voted for a Socred  government. Being somewhat  naive and not surrounded by  water (unless being 'at sea' about,  these matters counts) we fail to  appreciate why island residents  should be treated as first class  citizens while others suffer.  Perhaps it takes a Bill Bennett,  Bill Bouchard or Big Brother to  know or be able to supply the full  answer to these questions.  There are three courses of  action to be followed to ensure  that your voice be heard and  recognized in Victoria; first and  foremost, a course of action that  MUST be followed regardless of  any input into local communities,  write the B. C. Ferries Corporation, Douglas Street, Victoria;  work through your local Concerned Citizens committee, Box  1235Gibsons; and show through  attendance at and input into the  recently appointed ferries committee that you care about and  are willing to work toward  achieving reasonable and equitable ferry service for the Sunshine Coast. The first regular  meeting of the ferries committee  with B. C. Ferries representative  Bill Bouchard is scheduled for  Tuesday, March 1st at the Gibsons municipal office, 1:00 p.m.  See you there!  Regional Board developments  The Sunshine Coast Regional  Board Thursday evening granted  an extension of bi-weekly garbage  A letter from the West Gibson's Heights Ratepayers Association complaining that the  pick-up,;at the/contractor's sug-J board did not send their letter  gfeshon that weekly pick-up woultt' criticizing the^village-- expansion  be ���unnecessary until early sum-" ^onvto Victoria7ieyoked.mixed-re-  mer and  would  give  him  the'  sponse from the board, some of  Fares  M.L.A. Don Lockstead will  continue to demand lower rates  on vehicles and passengers on the  B. C. Ferries. Lockstead made  the statement on the heels of the  recently announced ferry fare  reductions in passenger rates  made by provincial cabinet  minister Jack Davis.  The announced reductions will  apply only to passengers and not  to vehicles and will not apply to  ferry service to the Gulf Islands  nor to the Sunshine Coast. The  reason given for the exclusion of  this area and the Gulf Islands is  that we have commuter cards.  Chemical strike over -  Port Mellon stays open  Two of the three chemical  plants in North Vancouver and  Squamish which had been closed  down because of strike action are  back at work. The two, Erco  Chemicals and F.M.C. of Canada,  Limited, are the plants which  supply Port Mellon with the  chemicals requisite for its work.  As a consequence of the settlement of these two strikes,  the  threatened closedown of Port  Mellon pulp mill has been averted. Mill manager Bill Hughes  informed the Coast News last  week that the third chemical  plant that is still negotiating,  Hooker Chemicals, is not involved  with the supply of Port Mellon  chemicals and the way is now  clear for Port Mellon to continue  full production.  needed time to upgrade his  equipment pursuant to change  over to weekly. The board then  approved Sunshine Coast Disposal Services bid to provide  weekly service at $6,000 per  month over a three year period,  contract re-negotiable June 30,  1978.  The Secret Cove Marina land  use contract will go once again  to public hearing on Wednesday,  March 23rd in Welcome Beach  Community Hall. The decision  waS arrived at after Mr. Warner,  a solicitor representing residents  ofthe area, requested a new public hearing because' of amendments and substantial changes  having been made to the original  plan. The regional board approved the meeting after Chairman Almond's gentle reminder  that the board is not bound by  public input unless they feel it to  be valid.  Gibsons Alderman Jim Metzler  for the second time brought up  the question of re-zoning the east  end of the airport to industrial  and was once again voted down.  The majority of the board members felt that existing airport  zoning covered any.usages suggested by Mr. Metzler; tie-down  areas, light aircraft servicing,  hangars, etc. and unless the villages who own the'airport were  prepared to finance an upgraded  water system working in con- .  junction with Mr. Hall of Cameo  Lands they would gain an unfair advantage that other developers don't have. In the words of  Area A representative Jack  Paterson, "Anyone who requests  an industrial development rezoning is automatically a developer", and subject to the same  conditions in satisfying regional  board demands. The motion was  defeated with only representatives Metzler and Mayor Nelson  of Sechelt voting affirmative.  The regional board accepted  the resignation of Mr. Norman  Watson as chairman of the parks  and recreation committee. Mr.  Watson, who is retiring his  appointment oh doctor's orders,  was. praised highly by the board  for a job well done and will be  sent a letter of thanks in the near  future.  whom, felt that the letter and  petition circulated in Area E  didn't spell out what Gibsons was  proposing and implied that the  village wanted to take the entire  area into their boundaries. Regional board ..secretary .Mrs.  Pressly informed the board that  the letter hadlindesd; be?Asent  .to.Mr. Curtis but^.was too late as  the supplementary, letters patent  had already been issued to cover  the village expansion. The Ratepayers Association will be sent a  letter of explanation.  School trustees take  stand against test  Hall makes demands  The regional board regular  meeting of Thursday, February  24th was dominated by the  presence of Henry Hall of Cameo  Lands . who presented a very  forceful brief asking that the  board appoint a member of staff  to work daily on matters relating  to his proposals so that he may  be given a firm decision by March  4 of the board's intent regarding  his industrial lands scheme. Mr.  Hall asked that should the proposed land-swap deal not come  through, he be given the go ahead  to rezone his existing 40 acre  piece to industrial in order to  facilitate the operation of secondary industry in our area.  "Perhaps the board misunderstood the scope of my orginal  proposal," said Hall, "but you  must understand that if you want  only to satisfy local needs for a  light industrial park, then I am  prepared to exercise 5 or 10  acres of my option to accomodate  them, if however you desire  secondary industry on an economically feasible basis, even 20  acres looks a little skimpy.''  Mr. Hall asked that the proposed buffer zone between his  site and the neighbouring subdivision be reduced to perhaps  100 feet and that he be permitted  to use the lands adjacent to the  creek running through the property "probably for warehousing". "You may have to choose  between putting people to work  and a linear park," he said.  When Director Metzler reminded  him that he had originally agreed  to the establishment of the larger  buffer zone, Mr. Hall responded,  "Yes, but the question is would I  now agree to it? I have to real  and you have to be real, I am prepared to put my brain and gut and  dollar behind this proposal; to,  if necessary, go to Victoria handcuffed to a member of this board  and stay there pounding on the  table until they give us what we  heed to make this an economically  feasible project.."  Mr. Hall felt that Cameo Lands  once given approval for rezoning  would be able to overcome the  Department of Lands "unalterable opposition to barge loading  facilities" and be able to tap the  Vancouver market with labour  supplied from the Sunshine Coast  i.e. materials shipped in, labour  supplied, and finished product  shipped back. The board agreed  to put a member of staff on the  Cameo question and be prepared  to offer Mr. Hall a decision by  March 4th as requested.  Local school  trustees  took  a  stand against the growing tendency towards centralization in  education ^'at^the ''5S^6bl*B8krd ���  meetings held on Thursday, February   24th,   when   they   voted  against allowing the Department  of Education to inflict, a Level  Assessment Test of one and a  half  hour's   duration   on   local  Grade 4 students.    Only trustee  Peter    Precesky    opposed    the  motion.   It was understood that  other school boards in the province have similiarly objected to  the tests in question.  Local teacher, Bob Graham,  raised the question of whether  such tests are acceptable at the  Grade Eight level where there are  still many students with severe  reading difficulties. Apparently,  however, copies of the tests are  not available locally so this question was left in abeyance.  Trustee. Spiekermann, who  made the motion to refuse to  allow the department to administer the test, had seen copies of  the test and as a professional  educator felt that not only was it  a test of very poor intrinsic quality  but that it subjected Grade Four  students to it irrespective of their  individual level of ability, only  educational harm could result.  In school board matters arising  out of the Liason Committee of  the School Board and the Sechelt  -Teachers^^^sswatidnTi^it/ was  moved ~ :by; ^Trustee -'^Cla^tdn;':  seconded  by   Trustee   Rottluff,  that the designation of Learning  and Working Conditions Contract  be dropped.   In speaking to the  motion Trustee Clayton said that  a Learing and Working Conditions Contract was overly limiting  and binding with difficulties revolving around matters of policy  and teaching personnel.  Trustee  Spierkemann,   speaking  against  Clayton's motion traced the fall  of class  sizes  in the  province  from fifty down to a more acceptable  thirty  and said that  the  Learning-and Working Conditions  concept  had  been   a  valuable  tool in effecting this fall.   Clayton's motion carried;  While voting to drop the designation of Learning and Working  Conditions Contract, the trustees  were unanimous in their support.  ofthe establishment of an Agreed  Joint Policy with the Sechelt;  Teachers Association which  would not .be changed without  mutual consent during the length  of the yearly contract. This was  moved by Spiekermann and  seconded by Clayton. 7  Students   from   the   Sunshine    School  enjoy watching Marlene Danroth's pet  deer Ralph boxing with Tab, her dog.  Ralph was going to the Langley Game  Farm this week but has decided to  stay long enough to be a film star in  an upcoming Beachcomber's episode  called The Hunt.  mat  Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday Coast News, March 1,1977  Box 460, Gibsons Phone: 886-2622 or 886-7817  Published at Gibsons, B.C., every Tuesday  By: Glassford Press Ltd.  Editor - John Burnside  Advertising/Photographer - Ian Corrance  Advertising - Josef Stanishevskyj  Staff / Reporter - Bruce Wilson  Receptionist/Bookkeeper- M. M. Laplante  Production-H. Sum  Typesetting - Lindy Moseley  CNA  Subscription Rates:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast.  British Columbia: $8.00per year; $6.00 for six months.  Canada except B. C. $10.00 per year.  United States and Foreign$12.00 per year.  Phone 886-2622 or 886-7817.  P. O. Box 460, Gibsons, B. C.  What's your hurry, Henry ?  Cameo Lands President Henry Hall is  a very active man these days. Less than  two weeks ago there he was haranguing  the Sechelt Council with the urgency of  his requests, asking permission to erect  a fabrication plant within the village itself on Inlet Avenue, which would be  rezoned industrial for six months for his  convenience. Last week there he was  again upping his demands on the Regional Board and demanding that a board  member be appointed full time to serve  his needs - and getting it.  - ��� Through all of Mr. Hall's most recent  comings and goings he has very effec-  % tively struck the posture of a man moti-  ilvated by the desire to contribute to this  area by bringing employment opportunities to us. His portrayal of a 'doer'  ensnarled in the red tape of local government has been masterly. There are a  couple of things, however, which are a  Z little disquieting.  2    It's worth remembering, for example,  -that a year ago Mr. Hall was bringing  us residential subdivisions in the Field  j? Road area.   It was only after it became  apparent to him that his subdivision lots  were not going to sell that he became a  man who cared about bringing employment to the Sunshine Coast.     He  attempted, you may recall, to switch horses  "in mid-stream and to get his land rezoned for light industry so that he could  put a plant for light construction there  and promptly involved himself in an enormous brouhaha with the people who had  ��already bought residential lots from him  under  the   impression,   fostered  by   a  �� Cameo Lands brochure, that they were  �� buying lots in what would be a quiet  residential sub-development.    They objected   to  finding   that   the   developer  wanted to put a factory beside them  because the residential lots  were  not  - selling.  The Regional Board,  anxious not to  | discourage   the   development   of   light  -���industry, for jobs are needed, arranged  ' a land swap so that Mr. Hall could erect  his fabrication plant elsewhere.    Now,  again, we are told he urgently needs  more.   .  Let's take this question of employment  separately for a moment. A close reading  of the report of the Sechelt meeting reveals that Mr. Hall was asked by council  just how much his plant would alleviate  the unemployment that plagues the area.  He acknowledged that initially his plant  would hire people from Vancouver but  that after two or three months only one  key out of town person would remain  and the plant would be run by locals.  This is difficult to understand. What  happens to the Vancouver people at the  end of two or three months? Do they  quietly go back to Vancouver to make  room for the locals that Mr. Hall wants to  provide for? Or at the end of three  months do they qualify as locals with the  unemployment picture essentially unchanged while Mr. Hall has his factory?  Beyond all this, and more disquieting,  is this tremendous urgency.  A re-zoning  immediately within the village of Sechelt  to allow a temporary factory.   The full-  time service of a Regional Board member  to service Mr. Hall's needs.   Concession  after concession from the Regional Board  itself.  An immediate assault on Victoria  "handcuffed to a Regional Board member if necessary...to pound on the table  and" overcome the Department of Lands  'unalterable opposition to barge loading  facilities'."   It's all a bit melodramatic  and  breathtaking.     A  light industrial  park which was an afterthought of a failed  residential scheme just a few months  ago has suddenly acquired the status of  an employment plan which will cure all  our employment ills.  The function of elected officials is to  deliberate and decide. It would appear  to be Mr. Hall's intention to stampede  the local governments in his direction.  It may be that the Cameo Lands President  has a master scheme which will indeed  cure many of the employment ills of the  area but surely allowing the municipal  and regional bodies due time to consider  and investigate is only their right. There  is something disturbing about this strident urgency.  from the files of Coast News  5 YEARS AGO  Mr. Fred Kirkham, Reed Road, will  be 98 years old soon and latest reports  from his home say he is still doing the  family baking and taking life in his usual  healthy stride.  10 YEARS AGO  A contract was let for construction of  a one million gallon reservoir for Gibsons  water system.  * 15 YEARS AGO  Y  Premier Bennett announced a new  ferry will be built as soon as possible for  the Langdale - Horseshoe Bay run. It  will be a minimum 80 car ferry and  possibly larger.  20 YEARS AGO  Headlines:       AIRPORT   POSSIBLE.  .A joint Sechelt Gibsons Municipal airport is in prospect for the Sunshine  Coast  and   it  has   reached   the   point  ; where the Federal Department in charge  of air services is interested.  The two room school at Bowen Island  was totally destroyed by fire which broke  out about 3:30 a.m.  25 YEARS AGO  More than one hundred and seventy  adult "pupils" attended classes at  Elphinstone Junior Senior Secondary  when the staff sponsored a Sample  School Day, this week. Students ranged  in age from three and one half months old  Jimmy Westell to Octogenarian C. C  Armour.  30 YEARS AGO  Rural mail service in this district has  been suspended due to impassable  roads. Schools are also disrupted.  A culvert on Gower Point Road is  slowly sinking.  In a lighter mood: Best of the week:  I'll never forget the night I staggered  home with 6 root beers under my belt,  threw open the door - and was I in  trouble? What happened, Mr. Wimple?  My belt gave way and the six root beers  broke all over the carpet. Believe me,  anybody that says root beer is a soft  drink never got hit over the head with a  half bottle of it!  Gibson's Landing, 1911. Above  what is now South Fletcher  Road, across from where the  Municipal Hall now stands.  A junior forest has regrown  after the logging and the fires  of the 1880's. Mr. and Mrs:  Percy Crick, shown here by  their frontier style tent, built  their home at this spot. Years  later it served as a meeting  hall for the Howe Sound Womens  Institute. Photo     courtesy  Elphinstone   Pioneer   Museum.  L. R. Peterson  Musings  John Burnside  ��Slings & Arrows  J^George Matthews  I think I've put my finger on a  significant area of confusion in  the minds of parents concerning  education. Lately I've been  having a lot of conversations  with parents about education. I  don't know why.. I suppose that  having stopped teaching I now  qualify as an expert. That seems  to be the way it goes. Also of  course the question of the so-  called Core Education and its  resulting publicity has stirred up  some parental interest.  The parents I've talked to are  vaguely in favour of Core because  they care about the welfare of  their children deeply and are in  favour of any improvement in  the education they receive. The  dichotomy emerges after the conversation is well enjoined. They  want more dicipline in the schools  and somehow have themselves  persuaded that this is what Core v  is all about.  Now it may be that there is  some room for improvement in  the areas of classroom management and general school discipline, though I think there's no  problem that enthusiastic and  imaginative teaching wouldn't  eradicate. And far from encouraging enthusiastic and imaginative teaching, the knock against  more centralized control of education is that it's main effect will  be to further harass and discourage the teachers we want to  be enthusiastic and imaginative.  By way of illustration, let me  reminisce for a moment about  Scottish schools. They were as  strict as the most discipline-  loving parent could wish. My  memories are coloured with  images of grim visaged old Scottish dominies each of whom carried his strap, or tawse, with the  threat of instant retribution for  any suggestion of subordination.  Mind you, even there the teachers with the best classroom  control weren't the teachers with  the biggest tawse but the teachers with the most interesting  lessons. But the basic point is  that there was more assuredly  dicipline.  The other side of the coin can  best be illustrated by a story  Eileen Glassford tells about a  young teacher from this land of  curriculum guides and committees and bureaucratic harassment  who went over to Scotland to  teach for a year or so. He failed  to find his curriculum guide and  ;*:���:���:���:���:���:���:���:���:���* ...������...........  went to the principal's office to  enquire about it. "There is no  curriculum guide," said the  principal, a venerable and redoubtable Scottish lady. "My  goodness," said our young  friend, "what will I teach them?"  "Teach them," she said, "what  they do not know.''  In Scotland the teacher is left  to select the books he will use  ' and to plan the course he will  give. The dicipline is good and  the academic achievements are  high. Teachers work best when  they work with freedom and enthusiasm. Why in a free society  does that seem like a radical thing  to say?  The confusion, then, that I  think that I've spotted in the  minds of many parents when this  Core curriculum , subject is  'brought up is the feeling they  ; have that somehow if we have  centrally enforced curriculum the  discipline in schools will somehow  be improved. I submit the reverse is the case.  To reiterate, the greatest  educational tool at our. disposal is  still the enthusiastic and imaginative teacher. Nothing kills enthusiasm and imagination faster  than bureaurcratic harassment.  Too many school superintendents  have been content with intimidation of teachers, clutching all  the while their treasured volume  of the Public Schools Act - in  many cases the only book they've  fondled in years.  In fact the educational system  in this country has often reminded me of the French Empire.  In Quebec, for example, under  the French the government of  the colony was primarily in the  hands of two men - the Governor  and the Intendant. The governor  was in charge of the defence  of the colony and like military  men all ages and circumstances  always needed more. The Intendant found favour at court  and future advancement if he took  good care of the budget. The  set-up was designed to have them  at each other's throats so that in  no far-flung colony could any one  man have enough control or  power to be able to defy the king  in Paris. -"  In our school system we have  the Superintendent ostensibly  in charge of the quality of education and the Secretary-Treasurer  whose charge it is to keep an eye  on the spending. Need I point  out that the French Empire is  no more?  It is my contention that the  whole centralized, hierarchical  organization of education is outdated and inefficient as the  French Empire. The great catch-  phrase amongst the upwardly  mobile in education is ' 'the chain  of command". The very phrase  reeks of feudalism and antiquity.  Here we are prattling on and on  about living in a free society and  a democracy and yet we organize  the education of our young along  lines which smack of feudal empire and wonder why they grow  up with a shaky sense of democracy, i  Alright, I hear you ask, how  do we keep an eye on these  teachers, then, if we don't have  centralized control. -Try ��� a little  democracy.: Let them be super- -  vised by themselves. If a teacher  is at the start-of his career and  having trouble let a committee  of experienced teachers help him  with his difficulties. If a teacher  is disorderly and bringing his  profession into disrepute let him  be dealt with by a committee of  his peers. The simple fact of  the matter is that people respond  well when given responsibility.  Treat teachers as responsible  adults and watch them blossom.  Deal with them with harassment  and intimidation and watch them  stream out of school as soon as  the bell rings, like factory workers  everywhere.  That parents should be concerned about the well-being of  their offspring while they are in  school is a good and a natural  thing. It could be said that too  many send their children off to  school with the same sigh of relief with which they turned them  earlier over to bat y-sitters. -  "Free of them at last for a little  while." What we need is more  contact between parents and  teachers - the people directly  involved with the child. What we  need less of is bureaucratic  meddling from afar through the  medium of hired intimidators.  Our school system stands in  need of continual improvment  and updating but to put more  power in the hands of distant  bureaucrats leaving less influence  in the hands of teachers and  parents is a backward step. Core.  is such a step. It says here that  it can do nothing but harm.  Ail Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace  I like to think(and  the sooner the better!)  of a cybernetic meadow  where mammals and computers  live together in mutually  programming harmony  like pure water  touching clear sky.  Iliketothink  (right now, please!)  of a cybernetic forest  filled with pines and electronics  where deer stroll peacefully  past computers  Hike to think (and  the sooner the better!)  of a cybernetic meadow  where mammals and computers  live together in mutually  programming harmony  like pure water  touching clear sky.  Iliketothink  (right now, please/)  of a cybernetic forest  filled with pines and electronics  where deer stroll peacefully  past computers  as if they were flowers  with spinning blossoms.  Iliketothink  fit has to be!)  of a cybernetic ecology  where we are free of our labours  and joined back to nature,  returned to our mammal  brothers and sisters,  and all watched over  by machines of loving grace.  by Richard Brautigan  I had a visit from a friend of  mine from the Fraser Valley last  week. We have known one  another for IS years and we spent  a pleasant evening remembering  back when we were young fellows; recalling how important  and successful we thought we  were going to be 15 years from  then.  My friend works for the B. C.  Land Commission and he pointed  out with some pride that whenever the newspaper reported,  "An official spokesman for the  B. C. Land Commission stated...", he was quite often the  spokesman. I have always been  impressed by public spokesmen  and the news of his journalistic  importance brought upon me an  immediate interest and curiosity  in the B. C. Land Commission.  Now I do read the papers occasr  : sionally, so in order to show my  friend that I was not entirely  ignorant of the activities of the  Commission, I politely enquired  about such things as how the race  track business was, whether  turning dairy farms into housing  developments was progressing  satisfactorily and was the provincial government divesting  itself of the 95% of B. C. land  which it owns as rapidly as it  wishes? If I thought my friend  would find my knowledge of the  Land Commission flattering,  I was wrong. He fumed and  snorted and fussed so much that  even when I refilled his glass  and proposed a toast to the entire  provincial cabinet, he was still  unable to compose himself.  It was immediately apparent  that I had demonstrated the principle that "a little knowledge  is a bad thing" and it was obvious  that my knowledge was as little  as anyone's. My friend asked  just what I thought the Land  Commission had been created for  and I told him that to the best of  my knowledge (I was beginning to  hedge a little at this point) it  was created to make sure that'  friends of the government could  acquire or get rid of land as  easily and as profitably as they  could. My friend's reaction,  though not definitive, let me to  believe that I was wrong again.  He launched into a half hour  definition of the rold and function  of the Land Commission that included such esoteric phrases as  "land banks", "agricultural  reserves",  "federal soil inven  tories", "green belts", "recreational reserves" and a whole  lot of other things which I can't  remember.  All in all the explanation was  so confusing that I secretly resolved that if it was all so complicated my own earlier definition  must be correct. I was beginning  to feel very defensive by this  point however and I tried to explain to him that I had been to a  Regional Board meeting once and  that I followed the activities of  that august body as reported in  the newspaper and while this may  not exactly make me an expert  I sure knew what was going on  and he didn't have to talk down to  me.  Sensing my annoyance, he  attempted to remove as much of  the patronizing tone from his  voice as he could as he asked me  what I thought the purpose of the  Regional Board was. I knew I  was on much safer ground here  and I replied with renewed con  fidence that the Regional Board  was set up to make sure that no  one on unorganized land could  do anything unless they had permission from the board. Back in  the old days people but in the  country just went ahead and did  what ever they felt like oh their  own land; if they felt like farming  they just went ahead and farmed  with no regard what ever for  other folks, if they felt like leaving  their place covered in trees and  bushes and running around naked  they did it, and if they felt like  digging wells, building shacks,  putting up fences,"selling'timber or building resorts they would  not even have the courtesy to  ask anyone permission.  If you let that kind of thing  happen,    I    continued,    you're  asking for trouble. If you were to  let people think that,they ;could  do anything they ple1&e<raPttfeirv::  own land then they^HWWiTd' lose  all respect for law," Order 'ind ' '  authority and as a result anarchy  and chaos would ensue.    Once  the government recognized this  fact they created the Regional  Board to let those people know for  good and certain that they would  have to get permission" to  do  '  things from now on.      7  By this time my friend was  pretty disgusted. He started out  just like some know it all teacher  to explain to me what Regional  Boards were really all about. He  said that in unorganized territory  "some overall positive plan" had  to be created to allow "the  rational development of rural  resources, the development of  recreational facilities based on  the needs of the community and  a comprehensive cataloging of  land use potential forthe future  development of the area".  After listening to all this I was  sure that this time he was mistaken and I told him so right  there and then. I told him that  as far as some "positive plan for -v  the rational development of rural  resources" was concerned, I  had never heard of .such a thing  and that the only news ever reported from the Regional Board  meetings was, who was mad at  who; how little one area trusted  another; and how everybody was  always worried that they weren't  getting their share of what ever  it was the board was handing out  that week. As for recreational  facilities, I assured him that my  definition of their role was definitely right since anybody I ever  talked to seemed to be interested  in a community swimming pool  and those regional board folks  were busy as beavers making  sure no such thing would ever  happen. To back up my case I  told my friend about the one  meeting I had attended. The  board members, (and they were  such slick talkers they would  make a vacuum cleaner salesman  weep with shame) spent just  enough time moving, seconding,,  debating and reconsidering that  by the time the people who had  come to the meeting to beg  favours were allowed to speak,  they were all as nervous as a  flock of turkeys. Now sometimes  country folk can be a little shy  and inarticulate and when the  first fellow got though tugging: '  at his forelock, begging indulgences all round and muttering  Cont'd on Page 3... LETTERS to  the EDITOR  Thank you    Correction  Editor:  First of all I would like to take  this opportunity, to personally  thank you for your very kind  editorial, "Improvement", published February 15th, 1977.  When you do serve on a board  of school trustees, as I do, it is  always necessary to receive public constructive criticism about  the direction of education. If  these critical concerns stopped, a  board wOuld soon act in isolation  without considering the main  purpose it has been elected for;  namely, the children.  However, it is also gratifying  to receive such comments as  yours. It is nice to see that someone does see the difference.  Thank you!  C. Spiekermann, trustee  S.D. #46  Sechelt, B. C.  Tetrahedon  Editor:  All three local papers have, at  sometime in the past, made some  comment on the fact that the  Gibsons Wildlife Club has been  trying to have a piece of land in  the Panther Peak, Tetrahedron  area designated as a park for the  enjoyment of everyone.  Recently a letter was sent to  the Minister of Recreation and  Conservation requesting that a  reserve be placed on this land  until such times as it can be  decided whether in fact the area  in question is suitable or desirable as a park.  One of the" things which might  determine the outcome of the  study which would have to be  carried out by the government  would be usage of the area. How  many people go in there and for  what purpose.  We^re requesting people who  havCw^4VA&i ��**��� PV��rr, the  past twelve months to let us know  how manyjimes they went in,  how many in the party and for  what purpose they went in, ie.  hunting, hiking or fishing. We  would also like to know by which  route the area was approached  from, either Chapman Creek,  McNab Creek, Rainy River or  any other way.' All we want is  numbers and for what purpose  and anyone interested in cooperating in this survey should  phone 886-9949 or drop a line to  the Gibsons Wildlife Club, Box  156, Gibsons, B. C.  Thanks, in anticipation of a  good response.  John Hind Smith  Kinsmen  Editor:  Another year of Mothers'  March is just finishing, and on  behalf of the Kinsmen Club of  Gibsons I wish to extend a special  thank you to all the marching  mothers who gave so generously  of their time and effort. I would  also like to thank all those people  on the Sunshine Coast who dipped into their pockets so freely  for monies that are going to a  very worthwhile cause.  If there are any houses that  were missed in our blitz, and you  still wish to donate, please feel  free to send any donations in  care of the Kinsmen Club of  Gibsons, Box 22, Gibsons, B. C.  If so desired we will mail you a  receipt.  Again, thank you very much for  your generosity.  Philip Grafton  Co-chairman  Kinsmen Club of Gibsons  Slings...  (cont'd from Page 2)  a few nervous "yes sirs" and "no  sirs" he was pretty well prepared  for the, "I'm sorry but your proposal does not seem to correspond to the overall etc. etc..."  My friend left the next day.  With all that talk the night before about our youthful passion  for importance and success I  was convinced that while his  "official spokesman" status gave  him the edge in importance, I  thought I had been quite successful in telling him a thing or  two about his own business.  Editor:  Your edition of February 22,  1977 gives this Society an excellent amount of coverage, three  news items and mention in two  editorials. However, our appreciation would have increased  many fold if all the stories had  been accurate, and in one case,  at least, had avoided a possible  source of great concern. Your  political views and the expression  of them are fundamental rights,  but such expression should be  careful not to be harmful to other  parties. I refer to your editorial  headed "Socreds". It is our  opinion that an attack on the fiscal  policies of the provincial government should not have been instigated by the use of some wrong  facts concerning the Sunshine  Coast Community Resource  Society. You say that the Societies service to senior citizens and  family groups are threatened by  government cut backs. The  Society does not anticipate any  cut in delivery of its many services.  We had hoped to increase from  half time to full time the position  of Senior Citizens Co-ordinator,  but the budget, that has yet to  receive legislative approval, will  not contain this proposal.  The Society again expresses  its approval of the coverage you  gave us and request that you  publish this letter to assure many  people of our continued support.  Jack MacLeod  Public Relations  Sunshine Coast Community  Resource Society  Petition  Editor:  The response to the petition  that I've initiated through the  Canadian Merchant Service Guild  has been extremely gratifying.  The petition, urging the gove-  - rnment to take immediate action  by refusing entry of foreign-  flag ships in Canadian waters  when they do not meet construction, navigational equipment and  crew competence standards  established by maritime-advanced nations to ensure safety at  sea and protection of our environment, is being widely distributed  in B. C.  It may or may not accomplish  anything, but unless we start,  somewhere and take positive  action then nothing will be accomplished and substandard  ships will continue to pollute our  shores.  Hopefully, with the thousands  of signatures expected in this  petition, the Canadian Merchant  Service Guild will be able to present a brief that will spur the  federal government into taking  some positive action on the issue  of standards on foreign-flag ships  and the need to prevent or minimize oil spills on our shores.  Harry Olaussen  1  1  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  1  I  I  I  1  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  QUESTION:   What do you think of the new plastic milk containers?  Coast News, March 1,1977.  -a��aBOB_q|   JENNIFER THOMPSON  "I think they're very inconvenient and messy. I'd  rather see them in glass  bottles or something more  convenient because If you  drink a lot of milk.you have  to open one of these things  every day and it spills all  over the place and you know  it's very, very messy. They  say that the milk cartons  were causing cancer from the  wax on the inside and things  ���ike that. I think they ought  to go right back to glass...  the milk company made a  oad move."  EVA STEWART  "I don't care for them and  I don't think milk tastes as  good as It did in the cartons. I have two granddaughters, 9 and 10, and  they refuse to drink it. I  haven't bought it yet for myself but I dread the day that  I'll have to."  LENTHERRIEN  "I don't like them. I  prefer the cartons' 'cause  they're good for fire afterwards...that's the only  reason I use them for."  CHARLENE MATTHEWS  "I'm not opposed to the  new milk containers. I'm  satislfied with them."  LORNE WALTON  "I think if one of these big  supermarket chains decided  to continue putting out the  cardboard ones, they would  get a lot more business than  the stores putting out the  plastic ones. The plastic  ones are just not convenient,  they're not easy to use and  they only hold a litre at a  time...which isn't very  much."  By: The Gibsons Alternate School  I  1  I  I  I  I  e  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  S.C.R.D.  Press  Release  It is regrettable that at a time  when all Regional Dsitricts in  B. C. have recognized the need  for more local control over land  management issues the Minister  of Lands, Hugh Curtis, has decided to concentrate authority  with the provincial government.  The Sunshine Coast Regional  District wishes to express its  concern over the development of  a policy intent on reducing regional government to administrative agencies rather than encouraging them to actively represent their constituencies.  The Sunshine Coast Regional  Board wishes to go on record as  strongly opposing the proposed  changes to the Island Trust Act  as they were outlined on Friday  by the Minister of Municipal  Affairs; the Honorable -Hugh  Curtis.  This district has consistently  supported the concept of the  Island Trust and on the basis of  co-operation with the Trust has  been able to successfully provide  the planning services the residents on the Islands desired. It  should be noted that official  community plans for the principal  Trust Islands, Keats and Gambier, are now in place. It has  been our experience that while  the Trust was helpful in providing  answers for problems specific  to the Islands, the regional district would most effectively measure and balance those requirements of the region that are  essential for the integration of  the Islands with the surrounding  community. Any attempt to remove the authority over planning,  from the local level back to Victoria can only create misunderstanding and insensitivity towards local needs.  Church Services  Roman Catholic Service*  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  9:30 a.m.-St. John's  Davis Bay  11:15 a.m. - Gibsons  886-2333  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENHST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sat. 3:00p.m.  Hour of Worship Sat., 4p.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 7:30 p.m.  All Welcome  Phone 885-3157cr 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.J45a.m.  Evening Fellowship 7:00 p.m.  1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday  Thursday - Prayer and Bfcle  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  New Phi number  885-3277  BONNIEBROOK LODGE  On   the   Beautiful   Sunshine Coast at Gower Point  Connie Achterberg  Your Hostess  * BREAKFAST  * DINING ROOM  * GUEST ROOMS  886-9033  For all your Carpets  T. Sinclair  885-9327  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  HYDRO  AND  POWER  AUTHORITY  Invites tenders for Rental of  rubber tired backhoe/F.E.  Loader all found with operator on an as required basis  for Sechelt P.D. - 1 June  1977 to 31 May 1978.  Reference No. Q7 3206.  Closing Date: 15 March  1977  Sealed tenders clearly  marked as above-  referenced will be received  in room 1026, B.C. Hydro  and Power Authority Building, 970 Burrard Street,  Vancouver, B.C. V*Z 1Y3  until 11:00 AM local time,  15 March 1977.  Details may be obtained  from the office of the Purchasing Agent, 10th Floor,  970 Burrard Street, Vancouver B.C., V6Z 1Y3,  telephone 663-2577 and  663-2560.  Electricity is going to cost more  ENERGYATCOST  B.C. Hydro sells energy essentially  at cost with any margin of net income  going back into the business to reduce  the amount oficapital that must be  borrowed for new projects. As the cost  of providing service to customers goes  up, rates for electricity must follow.  Despite a year of cost-trimming and  holding the line on staff requirements,  expenditures for materials, labour,  services and borrowing have all risen,  sharply. The rapid cost increases have  hit Hydro and other utilities hard,  particularly over the past few years.  Hydro is also incurring new costs  in meeting its responsibilities to minimize the environmental and social  Here's why:  impacts of new projects. To meet these  expenses, and to ensure adequate  supplies of electricity, the new rates  announced recently for all classes of  Hydro's electric customers are necessary to avoid deficits on electric     '  service in 1977/78.  THE DAYS OF CHEAP  ENERGY ARE PAST  As long as inflation continues,  rates will continue to rise���along with  the costs of other products and services. Utilities throughout North  America have been forced to raise  rates for electricity with increasing  frequency. However, B.C. Hydro's  electric rates over the past 15 years  have lagged well behind rising levels  of the personal cost of living.  TO OBTAIN THE LOWEST  POSSIBLE INTEREST RATES  To meet the steadily increasing  demand for electricity by B.C. Hydro's  customers; new generating and  delivery facilities must be built. Most  of the money required to build these  facilities must be borrowed. And to  obtain it at the lowest possible interest  rate, which ultimately benefits you,  the consumer, we must maintain a  sound financial position. Additional  revenue from the new rates will assist  Hydro in achieving that position.  if  Here's how much:  ALL CUSTOMERS AFFECTED  All classes of customers-  residential, general, commercial and  industrial���will be affected by increases in B.C. Hydro electric rates  this spring. For most residential  customers, the increases will range  from 5 to 12 cents a day for electricity.  SERVICE CHARGE  The cost of electric service  includes fixed costs, which do not vary  with consumption, plus the cost of  energy actually used. B.C. Hydro, like  many other utilities, is now introducing  a service charge to segregate part of  these fixed costs which include meter  reading and billing, but which predominantly relate to the cost of  distribution lines and other facilities  required to deliver energy to your  premises.  In the case of the electric rate,  these fixed costs have in the past  been spread over the first step of  the residential rate. Without the  service charge of $3 per two-month  billing period, this first step, which  remains at 4.6<P per kilowatt hour for  the first 550 kwh, would have been  increased to 5.2$ per kwh.  A fuller explanation of the service  charge will be included with your first  service bill based on the new rates.  ELECTRIC RATE INCREASES  The following table indicates  the increases in the residential  electric rate. Actual increases on  each bill will vary with the season  and the amounrof electricity used.  For about 80% of residential customers, the average monthly increase  in the cost of electricity will range  from $1.50 to $3.70.  STANDARD RESIDENTIAL  ELECTRIC RATE PER  2-MONTH PERIOD*  Old Rate  New Rate  Service charge  $3.00  First 550 kilowatt hours  4.6$  per kwh  4.6$ per kwh  (unchanged)  All additional  kwh  1.7$  per kwh  2.0$  per kwh  Minimum  charge  $6.14  $6.14  (unchanged)  *ln diesel areas, the new rate structure is  slightly different, but the percentage of the  increases will be similar.  EFFECTIVE DATE  While the new rates will take  effect with the first full billing period  starting on or after March 1, increases  will not show up on bi-monthly bills  for most electric customers until  May or June.  Details on the new electric rates  will be enclosed with your first bill  reflecting the new rates.  Using energy wisely is more important than ever.  As costs of energy continue to  rise, it's more important than ever  that all our customers, from large  industries to residential consumers,  use energy in the wisest, most efficient  way possible. We'll soon be announcing details of a finance plan to help  home owners up-grade insulation  for energy savings and year-round  comfort.  B.C. HYDRO (J^ 4.  Coast News, March 1,1977.  Festival Committee Chairman Peter Precesky and Dorothy  Crowston, President of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council,  look over the syllabus of the Arts Festival.  Fourth Arts Festival  r  The Festival Committee of the  Sunshine  Coast  Music,  Drama,  and Dance Festival announced on  ^February 25th that the arrangements   for   the   Fourth   Annual  ^Sunshine Coast Arts Festival are  'all but completed.     Committee  Chairman   Peter   Precesky   told  ��a press conference held in Whittaker House that the Band Competition  portion  of the  festival  would   be   held   in   Elphinstone  gymnasium on Thursday, March  p'rd, with Earl Hobson ajudica-  jting.      Hobson   has   previously  ajudicated  the  band portion  of  the local festival.  The Twilight Theatre will host  the other two portions of the  festival. March 10th will see the  Speech Arts and Drama Competition held there with Miss Gay  Scrivener ajudicating. The Dance  Festival will be ajudicated by  Norman Leggatt and will be held  at the Twilight Theatre on March  11th.  After the initial competitions,  the Concert of Award Winners  will be held at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, March 12th in the Chatelech  School Auditorium in Sechelt.  Admission will be $1.00 for  adults and 25$ for students.  The Festival of Music competition will be held in the  Roberts Creek Hall on April 13th  and 14th, ajudicated by Mrs.  Phyllis Schultz. The final Concert  of Music Award Winners will be  held at the Chatelech School  Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. Saturday  April 16th. Admission for adults  will again be $1.00 with students  admitted for 25$.  Chairman Precesky said that  his committee was looking forward confidently to the best  festival held locally yet. The  category of Dance has been  added to the Festival's program  for the first time this year and  there are one hundred and six  entries in the competition, more  than half of them from Vancouver. The Music portion of the  Festival has one hundred and  forty-six entries including piano,  vocals, and choirs - all of .them  local. The Speech Arts segment  has twenty-eight entries and the  Band section will see nineteen  local bands competing.  "An unusual aspect ofthe local  competition," said Chairman  Precesky, "is that we have the  only festival in the Province with  a category for vocalists of sixty-  five years and over. Competing  in this category this year will be  Walter James, Andy Randall  and Dave Hayward."  The Festival Committee of the  Sunshine Coast Music, Drama  and Dance Festival is pleased  to announce the receipt of three  $50.00 prizes donated by the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. These  awards are to be presented to the  most deserving entry, one from  each of the Music, Band or Band  Insturment, and Dance categories. Recipients of these  awards will be chosen by the respective ajudicators of these  three competitions. Presentation  of these awards will be made at  the respective Concerts of Award  Winners.  Help for handicapped  New Interests for Less-Chance  People Help Develop the Faller  Life.  For the person who is handicapped there is a certain amount  of social deprivation because of  his physical or mental disabilities.  One of the aims for the improvement of the welfare of the individual concerned should place an  emphasis on friendship and social  intercourse, a place in the compatibility ofthe community.  For the less-chance person  there is also a need to achieve.  He or she lives in a world where  physiological motor senses do not  match average or normal accomplishment levels. Like the left-  handed person living in a right-  handed society there may be  frequent dislocations in common  daily routines. Consequently  the need to succeed may require  high priority. If a handicapped  person is to increase his participation and thereby enjoy more  fully this life, he will require the  help of others in his community.  Any person, be he handicapped  or normal, is blessed with many  inherent capabilities of which he  never becomes aware.  We all go  through this life not having the  opportunities, for various reasons, to develop these many  deeply hidden qualities, proficiencies and skills. If we were  made more aware of these innate  competencies we would all be  more thrilled in the spirit of  succeeding and thereby become a  happier people.  In many communities the  people who instuct and helpfully work with handicapped persons usually find it to be an exceptionally rewarding experience.  A natural rapport grows between  instructor and student. The student receives the evident benefits  and the helper is often deeply  recompensed with a great sense  of love and creativity.  sense of love and creativity.  In a proposed weekly hobby  class on the Sechelt Peninsula  volunteer helpers in various crafts  and skills will be needed. Along  with the instructors, there will  be required and welcomed, the  handicapped students - children  and adults - to participate in the  programme of the Sechelt and  District Association for Retarded  Children.  For  information  please   telephone 886-2992 or 886-7487.  Fishermen concerned  The Federal Fisheries Department's recent proposal to divide  the Gulf of Georgia into two  sections, designated A and B,  with fishermen authorized to fish  in one of the sections only has  local fishermen deeply concerned.  A steering committee of eight  fishermen with four observers  met with three officers of the  Fisheries Department at Madeira  Park on Friday, February 25th,  to voice their displeasure of the  proposal. The fishermen had  been chosen as representatives  at an earlier meeting which saw  sixty-one independent fishermen  and two union fishermen meet in  unanimous opposition to the proposal.  "We want no part of the  proposal," said a spokesman for  the fishermen. "We want it  set aside for a two-year period  for further study and we want  any restrictions to apply to sports  fishermen as well as commercial  fishermen."  The spokesman pointed out  that the numbers of sports fishermen in the Gulf was growing by  leaps and bounds every year and  that they were allowed to catch  Gulf salmon three hundred and  Tanker Blockade  The Greenpeace Foundation  today pledged to join the United  Fishermen and Allied Workers  Union in a blockade of the Strait  of Juan de Fuca and Dixon Entrance against supertankers en  route to either Kitimat or Cherry  Point.  A resolution was unanimously  passed by the UFAWU at its  annual convention today promising to participate in such a  blockade. ^  "Up until now, the basic Canadian reaction to the inevitability  of supertanker oil spills along our  coast has been to lie down and  whimper a lot," said Greenpeace  president Bob Hunter. "We've  snivelled in the courts and whined  in the press, but that's all."  Hunter said, "The time has  come to take direct action. Our  entire West Coast environment  is threatened by the short-term  interests of oil industry. We represent the vast majority of British  Columbians when we say we  simply do not want these supertankers coming into our waters."  The idea of the 200-mile limit  was to save the remaining fish  stocks from being wiped out by  foreign trawlers. Yet well within  the 200-mile limit, some 26 supertankers will do more damage to  fish stocks and spawning grounds  than a dozen fishing fleets doing  their worst to wipe out every fish  in sight. Any conservation  measure which does not come to  terms with the biggest single  threat to the sea life in that area  is absolutely useless.  "Our position is simple:    No  supertankers.  We will put boats  into the front line along with the  fishermen. It's a drastic action,  but we are forced into it by the  failure of our federal or provincial  governments to do anything at  all to defend our shores from this  threat, which is every bit as  threatening to our coastal 'environment as nuclear tests would  be."  We invite every person with a  boat on the West Coast to join  our flotilla.,  It 1EWI  Re-prints:  8'x10'$3.00  Each additional  print $2.00  5'x7' $2.00  Each additional  print $1.00  ���**���*****���������������*���* **������*���**������*������������������*���*}  \ FROM:  8        CONTINENTAL TRAVEL  ^       Trail Bay Mall    885-3277  ^  ; v  rt**-  lvvs#_PV_p_u_p_p_p_P_p_r_-#_��_p_i  7^  &*t*H*u��m\j  il-.m..-'-:. Ti  lTii'V:  BY AIR- MAIL  Pilot  Briefing  Aviation Notice -  In the  interest  of improving  flight safety and particularly in  the   vicinity   of  the   major   air  ports, the Ministry of Transport  . is sending it's aeronautics specialists    up    to    the    Elphinstone  Areo Club, located at the Gibsons  Sechelt   Airport,   to   conduct   a  briefing   on   new   changes   on  ^'flight procedure and to answer  I' pertinent questions.  '$>;  All those interested in aviation  7 safety   and   how   a   TRSA   will  \: effect   flying   are   welcome   to  ^attend the briefing.     The  date  ��,Set is  Wednesday,  March  9th,  i at 8:00 p.m. For further informa-  l.jtion    call    Sunday    Haslem    at  ^885-3181   or   Marie   Hoffar   at  \ 885-9531.  WANTED  W  Used Furniture  or What Hawe You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons  886-2812  Men's Barbery^,  r Styling andJBeauty Shop  Hair shaping, tinting, bleachingarK^ermanent waves  In the privacy of individual styling stations  WELCOME ALL!  ���fr Enjoy Professional Service -fr  Phone for Appointment  Jerry Dixon  Jaye Helmer  Jean Braun  886-7616  sixty-five days a year. He said  that commercial fishermen fear  that this present proposal is the  thin edge of the wedge and that  the'eventual intention is to close  the southern Gulf to commercial  fishermen in favour of sports  fishermen and the tourist industry.  Federal Fisheries officer,  Allan Gibson, who is in charge  of the Gulf of Georgia for the  federal department, told the  Coast News when contacted at  his home that the proposal had  no such intention. "It's an effort  to share the wealth more equitably," said Gibson. With respect  to sports fishermen, Gibson said  that legislation was being prepared to limit the activities of  the sports fishermen and reiterated that the intent of the proposal to divide the Gulf which has  roused the ire of local fishermen  is to. conserve and ensure the  equitable distribution of salmon  stocks.  More discussions are planned.  Meanwhile both the union commercial fishermen and independent owners are determined to  protest the proposal as fully as  possible.  ^��������*������H:*����H:��*����.*Ht��Ht*��HtHg*����Htafc  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  LYN  VERNON  IN RECITAL  Mezzo - Soprano  of Zurich Opera  ELPHINSTONE HIGH SCHOOL,  GIBSONS  SATURDAY, MARCH 5th,    8:00 p.m.  Concert Songs - Opera Arias  Songs from Musicals - Popular Ballads  Tickets available at:  Goddard's, Kruse Drugs,  Helen's Fashions, Ken's Lucky Dollar  Foods, K. Butler Realty, Choir Members.  Adults $6.00  Senior Citizens & Students $4.00  Sponsored by United Church Choir  *  He* *������������*���� *!*������� ���������������� ���_�� *A* *��������_���*_�� ^^ ^* 4* �������� ^^ ^* 4* ^^ ^_* __ __��� __���__��� __ __��� __���__��� _HT  /j* ��^�� ���'J** ^* *T* ^* ^T* ^P* *T* ^^ *X* ^^ *^* ^* *^ ^T* *T* ^t* ^f* *���* ^^ ^^* *^ ^s^ ^^ ^^* ^^ *^ ^* *^ ^^*  POEMS WANTED  The National Society of Published Poets with oyer 6000 members in the United  States has elected to publish a book of poems by Canadian poets as a cultural  exchange project.  This project will be most beneficial to the Canadian poet because over 3000 U. S.  libraries subscribe to our poetry annuals, as do most universities and colleges.  If you have written a poem and would like our society to consider it for publication,  send your poem and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  NATIONAL SOCIETY OF PUBLISHED POETS, INC.  P. O. Box 1976  Riverview, Florida, U. S. A. 33569 CBC Radio  Coast News, March 1,1977.  Peter, ���������Trower  THE REX MAGAZINE STORE  Of all the obsessions that have  dogged my years, certainly one  of the most enduring is secondhand bookstores. I have poured  over the racks and stacks of more  musty, dusty, hole-in-the-wall  establishments than it bears remembering. Mine was no highbrow quest for the most part. The  upper reaches of literature were  strictly a latterday fascination.  The prime objects of my regard  for a large part of my early life  were science fiction magazines  and to a slightly, lesser degree,  comic books. I lusted after them  with an insatiable fervor and my  chief hunting-grounds were the  secondhand book-shops of Vancouver.  I discovered them very soon  after my arrival in the slow-paced  West End of 1940. The downtown  area abounded with these poky  little emporiums, each offering its  soiled treasure-trove of backdated  blood-and-thunder, lurid-covered  and lovely. To a goggle-eyed  English kid with very little money  but magazine-mad to the quick,  they were veritable caves of won-,  der. Almost every dime or quarter that came my way by whatever  means, found its way to the pockets of their proprietors in exchange for su :h of their wares as  I could finally decide upon. It  was the heyday of the pulp-magazines and the first explosive  flowering of their off-shoots, the  comic-books. The choice of titles  was frustratingly formidable.  ��� In     my     earliest     foragings  ��� through the bins and shelves. of  ��� these places, I paid little attention  �� to their names. I'm not sure some  ��� of them even had names. I simply  '* knew where they were and went  ��� there. As time went by however,  I began to differentiate a bit between them. Three in particular,  stick in the memory.  One was Fuller's on Main  Street, out of the downtown district altogether; accessible only  by streetcar or a damn long hike.  Fuller took the secondhand magazine business dead seriously.  Apart from a wide and well-  catalogued stock, he had the only  antiseptic operation in town.  Conceivably it stemmed from  some private fetish about germs  or maybe it was just an astute  advertising gimmick. Whatever  the reason, every periodical that  passed through his hands was  subjected to some mysterious  process of disinfection and affixed a tag proclaiming the fact.  You could always tell a book from  Fuller's - they were squeaky-  clean.  Not so the magazines to be  found at Rowell's, a great cavern  on the Pender Street side of the  old Province building. Old man  Rowell was a decidedly-seedy  Englishman with drooping moustaches, shuffling and ill-clad. His  store was an extension of himself -  disorderly and none-too-clean.  He appeared to have started out  with some sort of filing-system  as there were books stacked on  shelves down either side of the  long room. But somewhere along  the line, he must have just said  to hell with it. The majority of  his stock reposed unsorted in  several enormous piles down the  central length of the store. You  didn't so much shop at Rowell's .  as burrow in those immense  heaps of printed matter. It was  a grubby, haphazard business  but rare gems were often to be  found among the dross.  Of all the bookshops I knew  however, by far the most memorable was the Rex Magazine Store,  once located on Smythe Street,  a block west of Granville. It  must have been one of the smal-  ' lest in the city, a cramped cubbyhole of a place, but it held many  riches for me over the years.  I have no idea when I first discovered the store but it must have  been early as Mrs. Cook, the  owner used to swear I still had  an English accent and short-  pants.  Mrs. Cook was an enormous,  crotchety woman whose appearance never seemed to.appreciably change over the more than  twenty years that I knew her. Her  defiantly-hennaed hair remained  the same garish shade of unlikely  red in any event. The routine  always went much the same. I'd  push open the door and the old-  fashioned bell attached to the top  would ring. Mrs. Cook would  emerge through a curtain from  the back-rooms where she lived,  often attired in a tent-like dressing-gown with a cigarette invariably dangling from the  rouged lips that were the only  thin part of her. She looked for'  all the world like a madam of  some very down-at-the-heels  bordello. "Oh, its you again,"  she'd say whether it was two  years or a week since she'd last  seen me. Then she'd launch  into a quick rundown of her  troubles which usually centred  about her health and whether  she'd make enough that month  to meet the rent. Once in a while,  she'd ask me what I'd been  doing. Eventually I'd get around  to buying a few books.  Not    a    very    prepossessing  woman or place but in some odd,  neverstated way, we rather liked  one another. Besides, her selection of rare science fiction  magazines was unrivalled by any  other store in town, large Or  small. Mrs. Cook cagily charged  a small deposit on these books,  thereby guaranteeing that she'd  get most of them back. She must  have turned a tidy profit during  the War when all such frivolous  publications were banned for the  duration. Later on, she did a  similar under-the-counter business in the sleazier variety of  American skin magazines before  they were permitted to cross the \  border. Mrs. Cook was a businesswoman plain and simple.  She never talked much about  her past beyond the fact that she  was a widow with a couple of  grown sons but she once men- .  tioned that they had gone to  private-school, a sure indication  that she had known better days.  Despite her hardboiled manner,  she was death on drinking and I  finally learned why when I met  her eldest son. He had drunk his  way through a marriage and a  career and was one of the foremost alcoholics on upper Granville Street.  Finally, in 1960, after an  absence of about a year, I walked  up Smthe Steet to see how old  Ma Cook was doing. The place  was locked up tight; the blinds  drawn. A few days later, I chanced by there again and found the  same thing. Inquiring at the  laundry next door, I learned that  she had died suddenly a couple  of weeks before. I felt a pang of  honest sadness. Peppery Mrs.  Cook and her Rex Magazine Store  were gone for good.  m\%    ���  ooks with  John  Faustmarin  fragile. To appreciate them, they  must be approached with an innocence and a sense of wonder  that seems, increasingly hard to  come by. And yet they are rewarding in a way unlike any other  branch of literature. They speak  to a portion of our humanity that  is; coldly hidden, by. a.- practical,  world.  1  __  ��    �����  ��    ��    ��  HANS = ANDERSEN'S'  FAIRY'TALESvai^osi  WITH ILLUSTRATIONS  BY-- WREATH: ROBINSON  . ps���a  Hans   Anderson's   Fairy   Tales  (Vols. 1&2)  Piccolo: Pan Books  304 pp.  For those of us who enjoy  reading to children, or even  enjoy reading to the child within  ourselves, these recent editions  of Hans Christian Anderson's  Tales should prove very pleasing.  Eight dollars will serve to purchase both paperback volumes.  They are well printed, and W.  Heath Robinson's illustrations  are excellent, reminiscent of the  work he did for editions of The  Water Babies (another excellent  book, containing Mrs. Doasyou-  wouldbedoneby) and The Arabian  Nights. The only fault I could  discover is that the illustrations  do not strictly coincide with the  text. Three pages after the  events of the story, the illustration appears, quite out of place.  Having made this one criticism,  I can proceed to recommend these  editions wholeheartedly.  Contained in them are stories  familiar to us all, stories that  make up the shadowy realm of  our collective unconcious. Three  that are likely to prove familiar  to most readers are: The Ugly  Duckling, The Real Princess,  and The Emperor's New Clothes.  All of these have the same moral,  or at least point in the same direction- that appearances are often  deceptive, and it is foolish to go  by them. The ugly duckling,  taunted and ignored by the rest  of the barnyard fowl, turns into  a beautiful swan. The real princess, although of ragged and  distraught appearance, can feel  the three peas beneath the twenty  mattresses placed on her bed.  ^^.  The emperor, fooled into believing he has purchased a fine new  suit, parades himself naked  through the street until a little  boy, unconcerned whether he will  be thought foolish, says that the  emperor has nothing on. "Listen  to the voice of innocence!" says  the boy's father.  Aside from these, the book is  composed of many more tales,  less familiar but equally enjoyable. Some of Anderson's work  would undoubtedly prove too  sentimental for modern readers.  The story ofthe little match girl  (who freezes to death, and is  taken to heaven by the angels)  has been left out, as well as the  story of the steadfast tin soldier.  This is perhaps just as well.  Certain of Anderson's stories  have stood the test of time better  than others, and these particular  editions seem to have been well-  chosen for their contemporary  appeal.  There is something solid and  real in these tales, tinged though  they are with magic and metamorphosis. Many of them have  the same general theme - that one  must struggle .very hard to  achieve one's heart's desire. Yet,  iri the end, goodness, self-abnegation, and love are always rewarded, while evil, greediness  and hatred are always punished.  How different this is from the  gooey, vague, confused morality  that, seems to haunt most of the  children's books produced these  days.  In a society where we too often  abandon the imaginations of our  children to the video wasteland,  fairy    tales    seem    particularly  Hans Christian Anderson's  father was a poor shoemaker, who  nevertheless found time to build  his son a tiny puppet theatre.  There he entertained the boy with  little plays and scenes he had  made up.. These fairy tales are'  perhaps the children of those  first, free dancing puppets. The  language in which they are dressed is fine and sculpted. The  stage they walk is as wide as a  child's imagining. Listen to the  voice of innocence. The emperor  may not be as well dressed as  we think.  Have some  news?  The Coast News welcomes  social, church and entertainment , news and announcements for clubs, lodges,  hospital groups, and service  clubs.  Remember the deadline  for announcements and classifieds is FRIDAY NOON.  Press releases Saturday  noon. Mail items to P.O.  Box 460, Gibsons.  ��� . . ^  V*60^ ^  Lillian  Beckwith  THE HILLS  IS LONELY  ��� 'A bouquet for Miss Beckwith.'  ERICUNKLATER  *^  St**.  v*r  Featuring:  The Hills Is Lonely  by Lillian Beckwith  $l-35 ndp  bookstore  Next to Sears  in Gibsons Harbour area  886-7744  Import Boutique  Box 1069 Gibsons Phone 886^215  CLEARANCE  AT  New stock ^L  arriving   ^  COST  )  ^     mid March  On Special Occasion this week,  Sunday 5:05 p.m., a two hour  profile of- songwriter Jimmy  Webb, including a premiere of  six tracks from his new Atlantic  Records album to be released in  April. Part I, Jimmy Webb then-  looks back to the 60's when  Jimmy, the son of a Baptist  minister in Elk City, Oklahoma,  moved to California to finish  high school. After school he  swept up and copied music for  a small record company and then  at age 18 joined the Johnny  Rivers Soul City Music organization. That year he wrote Up,  Up and Away and a new recording group, The Fifth Dimension  released an album with his song  as its title track. An airline  adopted the tune as its theme,  it hit the top of the charts and  Webb quickly followed it up with  a flurry of other hits, Wichita  Lineman, Galveston, By the Time  I get to Phoenix. Some 350 songs  and several millions later Jimmy  is still writing winners and he is  only 30.  Webb's music leans more towards the classics than most contemporary pop tunes, and his  lyrics are more poetic, digging  deeply into everyday emotions,  based on incidents in his own or  his friends lives. Jimmy Webb  credits some of his success to  having learned the techinical  aspects of his craft, harmony,  chord structure and melodies.  Jimmy Webb, a Legend in  the Making was prepared by  Mary Nelson, Winnipeg.  Wednesday March 2  Mostly Music:  10:20 p.m. Tudor  Singers a program of chansons  and madrigals.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. The  Theatre.  Thursday March 3  Playhouse:   8:04 p.m. You want  Evidence    by    Paul    Kligman,  comedy.  Jazz Radio-Canada: 8:30 p.m.  Vancouver arranger/composer  Bob Buckley. The Andy Krehm  Trio, in concert.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m.  Quebec Symphony Orchestra;  Jacques Simard, oboe. Oboe  Concerto, . Richard Strauss,  Pictures at an Exhibition, Mus-  sorgski.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Books  and writers.  Friday March 4  Country Road: 8:30 p.m. Blue-  grass group, Meadowgreen.  Mostly Music:0 10:20 p.m.  Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra,  Jeffrey Siegel, piano. Academic  Festival Overture, Brahms;  Piano Concerto No 3, Rachmaninoff.  Nightcap:     11:20 p.m.     Music  and Musicians.  Saturday March 5  Update:     8:30 a.m. Round  up  of B. C. happenings.  Quirks and Quarks: 12:10 Science  Magazine, David Suzuki.  Metropolitan Opera:    1:30 p.m.  The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart.  Our  Native  Land:      6:15   p.m.  Albert Angus presents news of  Native People's activities.  CBC ftage:     7:05 p.m.     Two  Miles Off or Elnora Sunrise with  a Twist of Lemon, a collage of  stories about the people of Elnora  Alberta.  Between Ourselves: 9:05 p.m.  Grasslands.  Music from die Shows:     11:05  p.m. Come spy with me.  Sunday Match 6  Ideas: 4:05 p.m. The Sherbrooke  Stones - if my hunch is.correct -  it's about early settlement in  North America.  Special Occasion: 5:05 p.m.  Jimmy Webb, a Legend in the  Making.  Symphony   Hall:       7:05   p.m.  Montreal Symphony, Pierre En-  tremont,  piano,  Capriccio Con-  certante,    Eckhardt.   Gramatte;  Concerto   No   2,   Saint   Saens;  Symphony, Franck.  Concern: 9:05 p.m. Internatio al  Torture?       Prisoners   of   Conscience - the work of Amnesty  International.  Monday Match 7  Dr.    Bundolo's    Pandemonium  Medicine   Show:       8:04   p.m.  Comedy.  The Great Canadian Gold Rush:  8:30 p.m. Celebration Part EL  Mostly    Music:        10:20    p.m.  Atlantic   Symphony   Orchestra,  Rossini, Roussel, Beethoven.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Films.  Tuesday March 8  Mosdy Musk:   10:20 p.m. Senia  Trubashnik, oboe, Lara Trubash-  nik piano, in concert from CBC  Winterfest at St. James Cathedral  Toronto, Telemann, J. S. Bach,  Poulenc.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Art and  artists.  Twilight Theatre  In a departure from the normal  course of events, Twilight Theatre this week will present three  feature movies instead of the customary two. Running, literally,  on Wednesday through Saturday,  March 2nd-5th is the acclaimed  political thriller Marathon Man,  starring Dustin Hoffman and  Laurence Olivier. Particular  attention is drawn to the times of  the showing of this movie. On  Wednesday and Thursday,  March 2nd and 3rd, Marathon  Man will be shown at the regular  time of 8:00 p.m. Friday and  Saturday evenings the film will  be shown at 9:00 p.m. to make  way for the showing of the Walt  Disney general feature which will  precede it on those evenings.  The Disney Feature is entitled   ���   Follow Me Boys and is rated G  for family entertainment. It  will be shown at 7:00 p.m. on  Friday and Saturday, March 4th,  and 5th enabling the theatre to  be cleared for the 9:00 p.m.  showing.of Marathon Man which  will follow iton those evenings.  The third film to be shown is  Obsession starring Cliff Robertson and Montreal actress Genevieve Bujold. It is varyingly  described as a psychological  mystery drama and a romantic  suspense drama and will be  shown Sunday through Tuesday,  March 6-8th at the regular time  of 8:00 p.m. It has a G rating and  is suitable for the entire family.  Of the film it has been said that  it resembles the work of Alfred  Hitchcock at the top of his form.   *  Restricted  March    2, Wed.   3, Thur.  4, Fri.   5. Sat.  8p.m.     8p.m.     9 p.m.   9 p.m.  Warning: Violence and Course Language.  r  Wit Disney  XflfeyBogrs!  it'll  Capture  Mar 4, Fri.  Mar 5. Sat.  7 p.m.  Separate  Show   *'  General  Lynn Vernon inConcert  r  Locally-born opera star, Lyn  Vernon, will appear in concert  at Elphinstone High School in  Gibsons at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday,  , March 5th. Ms. Vernon will  present a program of concert  songs, operatic arias, songs  from musicals, and popular  ballads.  Ms. Vernon was born in Vancouver to Ran and Evelyn Vernon  of Gower Point Road in Gibsons.  She studied voice at the Music  Faculty of U.B.C. and at opera  studios in San Francisco, Vancouver, Zurich, and Geneva.  She also studied under Donald  G. Brown of Vancouver, Madame  Maria Capri of Geneva, and Mrs.  Carol Smith of Zurich. She was  a member of Zurich Opernhaus  for three years.  Other opera companies that  she has appeared with include  the English National Opera,  Canadian Opera Company,  National Arts Council - Ottawa,  Edmonton: Opera Company,  Grand Theatrede Geneve, Opernhaus Berne, and the Australian  Opera Company.  The mezzo-soprano has also  given concert performances with  the National Theatre de l'Ouest  Parisienne, Theatre de 1'Atelier,  Geneva, and the Festival de  Montr eux.  The tickets for the March 5th  concert are on sale locally at  Goddard's, Kruse Drugs, Helen's  Fashions, Ken's Lucky Dollar  Foods, K. Butler Realty, and  choir - members of the United  Church who are sponsoring the  event. Tickets will also be available at the door.  Like Hitchcock at the top  of his form..."  - Rex Reed. Daily News  "Exquisite  entertainment."  -Richard Schickel. Time Magazine  OBS��SSiO/��  A bizarre  story of love.  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Gibsons  886-2827  ELECTRIC RANGES  CORNING WARE TOP  &  MICROWAVE OVENS  Coast Furnishings  BEHIND ANDY'S RESTAURANT  ��� DANISHTEAK   ���  CERAMICTILES  ��� FULL RANGE OF CARPETING  & WATER BEDS & INFLATE A BEDS  ��� DRAPERIES    * KITCHEN CABINETS  ��� EXPERIENCED INSTALLERS  ALL MERCHANDISE TOP QUALITY  WITH GUARANTEED SERVICE.  LEON KAZAKOFF, PROPRIETOR 886-9093 IVW  M   ���  ~TfW~PlH|i  6.  Coast News, March 1,1977.  Dogwood Takeout  ^ by Michael Nutland they make me tired.   Seems that  "|**| many people don't know when  The   recent   changes   in   the they are well off.  But the people  citizenship legislation forced me who really annoy me are those  to confront the issue two years who    sit    around    pontificating  earlier than 1 had  anticipated, about how things should be done  I left Britain  disillusioned  and here because that was the way  disenchanted with that system of they were done back home..   If  doing things and the effect that 'back home' is so marvelous, why  it had  on  the  attitude  of the did they come here in the first  people:   a kind of lethargic ac- place,  and why don't they  go  ceptance of the facts as the poli- back?  ticians    and    bureaucrats    saw      No place is perfect, but Canada  them.   During 'my travels I had in general, British Columbia in  a   brief   glimpse   into   several particular, and Gibsons specifi-  other systems and cultures.    In cally would be a tough act to  comparative terms,  Britain  did follow.    Upon reflection, it was  not look so bad after all; no militia not much of a decision when I  patrolling the streets with sub- consider   the   advantages    this  marine   guns   slung   over   their country has given me and I hope  shoulders; no repression of per- my    citizenship    application    is  sonal freedom; no severe depriva- successful.  tion; no wide-spread debilitating      I would like to  state  that  I  diseases.      On   route   back   to have   witnesses   to   corroborate  Britain,   I   arrived   in   Canada,  the following story.     At about  British Columbia to be precise,  fifteen   minutes  before   closing  and was impressed.    Here was time, three or four of us were  a country not only lacking the just sitting around talking when a  aforementioned      disadvantages young woman walked in and this  but   possessing   an   amazingly   -������������������������������.  high standard of living. After  staying as a tourist for four  months, I returned to Britain to  apply for landed immigrant  status.  dialogue ensued:  Young woman, in heavy accent,  '' Vere ist vaitress?''  Me. "Pardon?"  Young woman, shouting,  "Vere ist vaitress?"  Me, "I haven't got a skirt on,  but Im the waitress." (Please  remember, it was late.)  Young woman, demanding,  "Call me cab."  Me, "There's a phone on the  wall."  Young woman, angirly, "Vot's  the matter, can't you dial a few  numbers?"  Me, "Yes. Can't you?"  Dogwooder, "If you came in  with a nicer attitude, people  might help you."  Young woman, "Shut up ugly,  I'm too beautiful to talk to you.''  Good grief, she had a face like  a watermelon which had met  with a traffic accident. The discourse continued in this vein  while she called a cab, and with  a parting shot of:  "Come up to the hotel and see  my act and find out how beautiful  I really am," she left.  We sat around completely  boggled. Had that really happened? Yes, it had. Was she  serious? Yes, she was. Amazing.  On this occasion, we took great  satisfaction in the fact that the  cab took nearly an hour to come.  Your attention is drawn to a  new service now available at  the Coast News. There is a new  . classification in our classified  department: Provincial. If you  have something you want to offer  for sale which the local market  does not need you can, for the  price of $55.00 place a classified  advertisement with us which will  run in nearly all of the community  newspapers in the Province of  British Columbia and the Yukon.  COMING TO VANCOUVER?  the AUSTIN HOTEL  OFFERS A TWO-DAY SHOPPING SPECIAL  Double Occupancy:  2 Night's Accommodation.  2 Dinners per person.       *CC ��if\  2 Breakfasts per person.  ^��/^avv  Single Occupancy:  2 Night's Accommodation  2 Dinners  2 Breakfasts  $39.95  Available until May 31st, 1977.  1221 Granville Street  Vancouver, B. C.  Telephone: 685-7235  i  Happy Horizons  This country was good enough  to accept me as a resident and in  three short years has helped me  to achieve more in terms of personal satisfaction than all my  years in Britain. I listen to the  moaners and the groaners and  $��vt*i& * " % >���  B.C. Hydro crews remove a fallen tree from the wires  near Roberts Creek. The tree blew down in the big  wind storm last Friday  Harmony Hall Happenings  by Jim Holt  tit is with a great deal of pleasure that I write these few lines  as we have had a very successful  week of happenings. Our branch  bingo last Monday was a little  dissapointing as not very many  turned out but they all had a good  time and that is what it is all  about.  We welcome Dick and Eva  Oliver back to the fold, also  John and Helen Thurston, these  ntembers have had quite a spell  of the flu bug or whatever it  is'that is going around, but we  are glad to see them back again.  There are others who have been  smitten too but the names are  too numerous to mention, as I  would be filling this column with  names instead of news, but to  all who have been ill, we wish  you all a speedy recovery and  hope to see you all back with us  real soon.  Carpet bowling picked up again  last Wednesday and we had the  pleasure of meeting Mr. and Mrs.  Rutherford of Vancouver, who are  friends of John and Helen Thurston. We welcome them to the  glorious Sunshine Coast and hope  they will visit us again sometime.  Our Thursday bingo night was  another success due to the efforts  of our staunch supporters, also  to the expert calling of Dick  Blakeman and Ed Connor. Mel  Eckstein took Irene Bushfield's  place at the door, due to Irene  being laid up with the flu. Gwen  Crosby was in charge of the tickets and Eva Oliver, Molly Connor and Kay Lyle were in the  kitchen. I hope I have not excluded any of those who helped  at the bingo as I get bawled  out, like last time, for missing  someone and I don't want it to  happen again. Thanks to Len  Coates and Fred Mason for  calling back at the bingo.  I want to call an Executive  Meeting for sometime next week  so that we can get a lot of things  clarified. I am glad to say that  we have a wonderful executive  who are not afraid to speak up  and air their* viewpoints. Keep  up the good work folks you are  doing fine and helping me out  more than you can imagine.  . ,1 am, given; to understand that  the Gibsons Lions Dinner was a  huge success. These dinners are  ��� put on by a group of very dedi-  caded ladies of Harmony Branch  and I certainly thank them for  their wonderful contribution.  They all get along beautifully  together and that is really something when you get a half dozen  ladies working in one kitchen and  all co-operating to the full.  I haven't had a chance to go  over to the hall this morning to  help the work party clean up after  the bingo game last night, but  I am not worried about it, because I know it's in capable hands  and I would only be in the way.  So thanks a million men for what  you are doing. I certainly appreciate it and laud you for efforts.  Glad to see Louise Barnes  back from town I believe she had  a good time down there and I  am given to understand that  since she came.back the Village  of Vancouver has got back to  normal. I was pleased to see one  of our neighbours from Langdale  in the person of Irene Jewett.  We were neighbours for quite a  few years while living down  there. Glad to hear that Norm  and Mark and both hale and  hearty and that Norm is enjoying  his retirement.  Sorry to have to report that  Minnie Hutala's husband Matt  is in St. Paul's Hospital and I  am sure we all wish him a speedy  recovery. Matti as you know did  the blasting of stumps when we  were building the hall and for  his service we are greatly indebted, so get better quick Matt  we miss you and don't be making  eyes at the cute nurses down  there.  Well folks, I guess this is all  the news I have for you at this  time. Don't forget the carpet  bowling on Wednesday, bingo  ��� on Thursday and the General  Meeting on Monday, March 7th  at 2:00 p.m.  Sorry to hear that our recording  secretary is laid up with a bout  of lumbago but knowing Vic as  I do, that will not keep him down  for long.  In less than no time he  will be back on the job. Now I  must close by congratulating all  the winners at bingo. It is too  bad that everyone can't win,  but at least you have the congeniality and pleasure of meeting  people and that is a'winner every  time. So long for this time, may  all your dreams be happy and  may they all come true.  i %S* ^t# *_P ^_* _k* ���_* %_* ^_P _# ^_* ^_? *_��� _^ ���_��� ���_��� ���>'  Oar Spring order of Laura  Secord Candies has Just come In.  We now have Jellies, Salted Nuts,  Turkish Delight and Candy Bars  as well as the regular boxes of  chocolates.   Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  > ^t^ ^_i &m+ ^0 ^M0 ^0 ^fl> ^Lm* *&m+ ^LKlf ^_�� *J0 ^8^ *Mf> *M0*l  ��� ^^b s^K ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^w* ^��^ ^^^ ^^^ ^w* ^^^ *^w* ^^^ ^W^ *^^*  It was a blusterous wind that  blew the seniors into Roberts  Creek Hall last Monday. While  the sea was pounding our Sunshine Coast, we were being  shown an interesting film called  "The Sea". It plunged us beneath the waves to the ocean bed  revealing those schools of elusive  fish that we angle for in summer  and seldom catch. A recent film  took us on a glider plane through  the heavens as we watched the  ducks fly by, - so we have our  "ups" and "downs" at the  Elphinstone New Horizons.  Bingo followed the film. This  kept the enthusiasts at the alert  as co-ordinator Mr. Bill Grose  called the tune for this game of  numbers. Lucky Mrs. Margaret  Crawford scored again as she has  done in the past, and no doubt  will in the future. Other winners  included Mrs. Lillian Shields,  Mrs. B. Merrick, Mrs. E. Walton,  Mrs. E. Fraser, and finally, Mrs.  B. Rowberry who landed two  prizes.  Since bowling started late,  there was insufficient time to  complete the game before the  ��� gong sounded for refreshments  when activities cease temporarily.  Mentioning the word Gong reminds me of an old limerick that  went:  There was a young man from  Hong Kong,/ Who composed  a wonderful son./ The tune that  he wrote, was all on one note,/  But it sounded just great on a  gong.  Due to the current wave of  colds, we noticed a few absentees  last week. The best way to beat  it is to conserve your energy by  resting, wrap up warmly, drink  fluids, then bounce back next  Monday in good shape again.  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  FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE  CALL R. SIMPKINS ������  885-2412  FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE   ||  NEW McLEODS STORE  in Sechelt ��� Auto Parts ���  Best price on the Peninsula  885-2171  RURAL AND REMOTE HOUSINQ,  CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CO^eg^J!P]C  "VANCOUVER BRANCH '   7  Invites proposals for construction of 3 bedroom  family housing on land to be acquired by successful proponents in the Village of Gigsons to build  10 units in two phases.  For further information please contact either:  Mr. L. Plater j  B.C. REMOTE HOUSING  #104 -1675 W. 8th Avenue  Vancouver, B.C.  V6J 1V2  Telephone: 732-1201  Mr. M. Geller  CENTRAL MORTGAGE & HOUSING CORP.  5511 West Boulevard  Vancouver, B.C. !  V6M 3W6  Telephone: 263-1411  I.C. B.C.  Bumper Blues...?  let  UkLVtH  Milium;  Straighten you out.  Sunshine Coast Highway,  Gibsons, B.C.  7199  COZY CORNER CAMERAS I  CAMERA  AND  DARKRM.  SUPPLIES  886-7822  -jir FREE 126 Outfit  With every $50.00  Purchase.  Building  Your  We have funds available for Draw Mortgages  at reasonable rates, for property located anywhere  on the Sunshine Coast.  Sunshine Coast Credit Union  Cowrie Street, Sechelt, B. C. 885-3255 Strikes and spares  g  Our Bantams bowled at Varsity  Lanes last Sunday in the Zone  Rolloff for the Y.B.C. Four  Steps to Stardom Tournament.  Michele Whiting and Andy  Solinsky were: bur singles and the  teams were: jQirls - Cheri Adams,  Joanne Seward, Tracy 7 Skytte,  Arlene Mulcaster and Deanna  Cattanach. Boys - Dan Fortin,  Brian Webber, Billy Wilson,  David Holding and Scott Ped-  neault. The teams bowled very  weU and Michele Whiting missed  first place by 4 pins and Andy  Solinsky missed first place by 20  points. Both were second, not  bad considering the opposition.  This is a good tournament and  they all enjoyed it.  In league action more big  games bowled with Bruce Gamble  leading the way with a nice 353  single in the Phuntastique  League and in the Ball & Chain  League Ken Skytte rolled a 321  single and an 848 triple. When  you're hot you're hot! In the  Ball & Chain League Frank  Redshaw rolled?* 320 single and  Gw*�� Edmonds%as high for the  ladles with a 309 single in the  Classic League. Good singles  and good triples again this week.  Highest    Scores: Classic:,  Gwen Edmonds 309-900, Larry  Braun 279-959. Tuesday Coffee:  Dalene Turner 254-616, Helen  Weinhandl 286-640. Gibsons 'A',  Ev MacKay 216-633, Mary Braun  233-636, Henry Hinz 257-678,  Mel delos Santos 261-730. Wednesday Coffee: Nora Solinsky  250-686, Barbara Quaddy 273-  696, Bonnie McConnell 251-715.  Ball & Chain: Carole Skytte  281-672, Emma Butcher 244-680,  Frank Redshaw 320-705, Al  Hunter 297-707, Freeman Reynolds 261-711, Brian Butcher  267-764, Ken Skytte 296-764.  Phuntastique: Hazel Skytte  204-592, Terry Maxfield 246-706,  Henry Hinz 286-723. Legion:  Trish Bitting 224-621, Vic Marteddu 258-700, Freeman Reynolds 246-712. Swingers: Belle  Wilson 188-504, Art Smith 218-  556, Fred Mason 218-556, Charlie  Strom 209-450. Y.B.C. Bantams:  Michele Whiting 218-378, Dan  Fortin 182-342. Seniors: Lynn  Husband 228-608, Grant. Gill  258-673, Jeff Mulcaster 240-678.  The Youth Bowling Council roll-off at Gibsons Lanes  on Saturday had the crowd on its feet as Fraser Bowlaway  made a clean sweep of the senior zone semi-finals.  The occasion marked the first time the roll-off had been  held in Gibsons.  Arts Council Show  Do you paint, draw or do woodcuts, lino cuts or silk screening?  If so you will be interested to  know that the second annual  Juried Art Show, sponsored by  the Sunshine Coast Arts Council,  will be held again this year on  April 30th.  There will be three classes ���  drawings, paintings, (any media)  and graphics (anything indivi-  vidually printed). Paintings must  be framed ready to hand, and  drawings and graphics matted.  Work must be submitted at.the  United Church Hall in Gibsons  on April 29th between 10:00 a.m.  and,2:00 p.m., and an entry fee  of one dollar for each article  will be charged. There is no limit  on entries.  We. are fortunate to have ob-.  tained the services of Jack Hard-  man, Director of the Burnaby  Art Gallery to select the show.  Mr. Hardman will open the  show to the public at 10:00 a.m.  on Saturday, April 30th, and it  will be open, admission free,  until 4:30 p.m. Refreshments  will be available.  For further information, con-;  tact Doris Crowston at 885-2080  or Vivian Chamberlin at 886-2938.  Wanderers win 3-0  Pender Teenagers  Recreation Program  by Robbl Peters, Pender Harbour  Recreational Consultant.  Just ;likef''t6j remind Pender  Harbour residents of our recreation program for teenagers, which  is sponsored by the Sunshine  Coast Community Resource  Society. If you child says "There  is nothing to do" be ready with  thr response "Isn't there activities at the Community Hall?"  Below in this column I will outline what is available in Pender  Harbour.  Monday: Community exercising and jogging at Madeira  School,, baby sitting available at  the school 12:00 a.m. -12:45 a.m.  Monday: Mixed juniors for  badminton at Community Hall  4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Monday: Mixed seniors for  badminton at Community Hall  7:30-10:00 p.m.  Tuesday: Boys for floor hockey  Community Hall 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.  Wednesday: Community exercising and jogging at Madeira  School, 12:00-12:45 p.m.  TWednesday: For all girls.  Exercising and ballet. Room 106  at the High School. 7:30 - 9:00 pm  Thursday: Community Volleyball, Community Hall 4:00 -  6:00 p.m.  Friday: Community exercising  and . jogging.       Madeira   Park  School. 12:00 -12:45 p.m.  Saturday: 12 years and under  roller skating at the Community  Hall 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. First Va  hour will be for small children and  beginners. Cost is 50* for skates.  Sunday: Men and senior boys.  Basketball at the Community  Hall. 7:30-10:00p.m.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who  have donated their time to these  activities. Remember' also that  the Community Club Hall is  being used free of charge for all  junior events. This would be a  time for all residents to become  a member of the Community  Association and to give the new  executive your support. The  charge is $3.00 per family, this is  a good investment to assure that  the. hall will be kept open and  running1 during the coming year.  For membership call _ Kay  White at 883-9987.  It may be of interest to you to  know that these are not the only  programs available. Madeira.  Park School is booked every  evening with Band, choir, Brownies, Boy Scouts and Cubs.  Numerous other events are taking  place around the Harbour, we  are a busy community so come  and join tis. For further information phone Robbi Peters at'  883-9923.  by baralbus & Company  Elphinstone Wanderer* scored  a decisive 3-0 victory this Sunday  against a re-vamped Latino*  Soccer Club. ''-"* ''������':''' '>"' X��  ��� Approximately one hnndnd  spectators enjoyed an action-  packed game that pitted the  defensive style of the Latinos  against the run and gun pinpoint  pptfl-g    of    the    Wanderers.  From the opening whistle,  the home team dominated  the game. After several near  misses, Peter Cemy pat the  Wanderers in the lead on a  Latino defensive lapse. For  the remainder of the first half  the Vancouver team lost heart  as the Wanderers continually  pressed waves of attacks on  goal.  In the second half, Cemy  calmly pat away a penalty Uck  after one of the Latinos handled  the ball in the penalty area  in  a  vain  attempt  to  prevent  a goal.  To   complete   his   hat-trick,  Peter   Corny   took   a   midfleld  headman pass from BJora  Bjornson  and  dribbled  two defenders and the |  the goal.  %  This week's winning ticket in  the Lions Club 400 Draw was  drawn by Jack Warn- of Gibsons.  The winner of the weekly $100.00  was Mrs. P. Pratt, also of Gibsons.  NEW McLEODS STORE  In Sechelt - Sealy Mattress  Special - Two v* g\g\  piece Sleep Set     f lOu  A Funeral is something that no one likes to discuss.  But Did  You Know  The local funeral  home charges no fee for  prearranging funerals.  Those who have enrolled in Funeral or Memorial  Plans but prefer local arrangements or.service,  should take advantage of our pre-arrangement plan.  The local Funeral Home arranges for local or distant  burials, cremations, memorials, or services in other  localities.  For further information write of phone��� .  886-9551  Box 648, Gibsons, B. C.  VONIVO  ROCKS  by Pat Edwards ,  Gibsons Winter Club has completed its first mixed open bonspiel and after talking to several,  it was a success with most enjoying it very much. We made a  few mistakes but considering the  size of the undertaking, we did  well for our first try.  Squamish took all the top  honors with a family combination  of Shultz Jr. taking the "A" and  Shutz Sr. taking the "B". The  "C" event was taken by McBride  another Squamish rink. Although  outsiders took the top honors,  Gibsons placed several rinks in  the top four of each event and the  Dave Richardson rink did excep- '  tionally well, coming in 2nd in  ,the "A" event.  We hope to have three more  . club bonspiels yet. The Hangover  .League has a shorty spiel set for  'March 5th or 6th, the mixed club  has a date set aside for a spiel  on March 12 and 13th, and the  men's league spiel will take place  on April 1st and 2nd.  As you have likely noticed,  "the kitchen is coming along  nicely. The trophy case is finished   and   is   ready   to   paint.  __��� __ 4mf ^_* _�� __* __��� __" __!__'__' __��� __'__'__! ���t  Something different and well  worth seeing are the beautifully  captured colours of Mr. Brian  BlackwelTs photographs, truly  professional work.  Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  _��^_f ^�� ^_*   __ ^_! __ *A* ^mw+ ��_��� ^mmV&0 ^_�� __'__'_!  ^y* ^y* ^l" 1^ e^^ ^J^ 1^ ^v* ^^* ^T* ^^^ ^*^ ^*^ ^J%^*f* wt  Coast News, March 1,1977.  7.  Thanks to Bob Nygren and Pat  Tyson for their work there.  One guy who does a lot of work  and deserves many thanks is  Terry Connor. He keeps our  lounge in fantastic operating  order and does the work so  quietly that sometimes we forget  it is being done.  One thing everyone from outside commented on was our team  effort at the club. So, as a closing  note, I would like to say keep it  up team and continue to make it  the fine club that it is.  rural and remote housing  CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING  CORPORATION, VANCOUVER BRANCH  Invites proposals for construction of 3 bedroom family housing on land to be acquired  by successful proponents in the Village of  Gibsons to build 10 units in two phases.  For information please contact either:  Mr.   L.   Plater,   B.   C.   Remote   Housing,  #104-1675 W. 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B. C.  V6J 1V2, Telephone: 732-1201.  Mr. M. Geller, Central Mortgage and  Housing Corporation, 5511 West Boulevard,  Vancouver, B. C, V6M 3W6. Telephone:  263-1411.  before   popping   the   ball   Into"  The Gibsons  All Nighter  Wood Heater  CUSTOM BUILT  From $275.00  The   best   in   economical  wood heat ��� May also be  used for cooking.  ALL HEAVY STEEL  CONSTRUCTION  BRICK LINED  886-2808  One Hundred Year      .  ;t7. ^dAGuarantee;-a>:2; 1  a*  Mrs. Ada Dawe, the first  white child on the Peninsula,  made the draw to mark the  Peninsula      Motors      opening.  Alex Wolansky of Gibsons'  won the radial Urea. Florence  Tatt of Sechelt won fifty gallons  of gas, as did Rod Znidema,  also of Sechelt.  Mrs. Dawe presented a $20  cheque to the hospital auxiliary,  courtesy of Peninsula   Motors.  Follow me,  I Go on ... try it yourself.     2 It pays to be accurate..       3 Be complete.  When you're filling out  your income tax form follow  your Tax Guide carefully.  For most of us, all we will  have to do is follow the blue  section, and the only help  needed is the Guide itself.  If you have a refund  coming, you'll get it sooner if  your tax form has been done  accurately. When you're  filling out your tax form  double check your arithmetic  and put the right information  on the right line.  We don't want you to pay  a penny more than you  should, so don't forget to list  all your deductions. Your Tax  Guide explains them fully.  When you have finished,  sign your tax form then make  sure you include all your  receipts and other forms with  your return. ���  If you run into trouble,  Revenue Canada District  Taxation office addresses and  phone numbers are listed oh  the back ofthe Guide;   '  Revenue Canada     Revenu Canada  Taxauxi Impot  Hon. Moraque Begin Ltion. Monique Begin  Mnster Mrtstre  It  C.O.R.E.  COURSE  (Formerly  Hunter Training)  Course starts March 8th  7:00 p.m.  Fee: $20.00  for 12 Sessions  Gibsons Wildlife Club  INFORMATION:  886-7853  Prerequisite  for obtaining a  Hunting Licence  for  the first time.  35D  Peninsula Motors  C3HD  Operated by:  C35D  EfttrMTt-ts,  Service Limited  Sechelt  Beside St. Mary's Hospital  asE  New Management Specials Continue...  MANAGEMENT j  juy_K__  'FEDERAL  BUSINESS  DEVELOPMENT BANK  A Management Seminar  12 POINT TUNE UP  1. Check compression. m a �� ��k   ��k     QEa  2. Supply and install new plugs! /��� ^\�� I ���__L__L"   ��rw  3. Supply and install new points. *f f^ W | B ^T^B ���  4. Supply and install new condenser. mW  5. Check air filter. _ . _ ���>   _i _^    #*p��  6. Check fuel filter. ��_ _%m��| 'J _1 fl    v|K  7. Check heat riser. W% C VI - ���*Z^    ���*+*  8. Clean battery terminals. . J     .. ���*^��  9. Adjust carburettor. _^ _ ' ^_     _      -^ _  10. Adjust tuning. Q S*%# I $C_1     QR  11. Final scope test. O UVIi *���__���    ^++  12. Includes car wash and vacuum. . ^ J ^sF.^Ts)  Casa Martinez Restaurant, Sechelt  Here is a Business Management  Seminar on two very common  problems faced by rapidly  growing Small Businesses  INCOME TAX PLANNING  for small and medium  sized Businesses  Wednesday, March 9th. 1977  9:00AM to 4:30PM  REGISTRATION 8:30AM  Would you like to attend?   If so. please complete the coupon and return it. with your  cheque, to the address below. For further information, please contact ���  Nina Peacock Tei   980-6571  The Manager  Federal Business Development Bank  ���  #301 -145 West 15th Street,  North Vancouver, B. C. V7M 1R9  I will attend the business management  seminar at .   . on.  . Postal Code  . Tel.:  The Registration Fee of $15.00 per person includes luncheon.  GULF CROWN 78  WHITE WALL  ,     TIRES  Includes Mounting & balancing.  Similar deals available on  belted  and  radial tire packages.  4-13" $124.95  4-15" $ 169.95*  4-14" * 149.95*  EFFECTIVE UNTIL MARCH IS  Small to  Compact Cars  PAINT JOBS!  ��149.���� ��r H69.00  885-5111  GENERAL INQUIRIES  We Check Under The Hood.  Wash Windshields and Headlights  885-2111  PARTS and SERVICE  A Full Service Gulf Facility  \7 8.  Coast News, March 1,1977.  Guess where?  Usual weekly prize of $5.00 for correct location of pictured  object.   Mail entries only, please.    Winning entry will  be drawn from a hat containing all correct entries.  Last week's winner was Gordon Bertolucci of Sechelt.  Model boat was in front of Holy Family Church in Sechelt.  Fish Talk  BY GERRY WARD  This week I would like to talk  about one of the most popular  and beautiful tropical fish, the  Siamese Fighting Fish. This fish  was originally used in Thailand,  Malaya, and Cochin China as  a sport, much the same as cock  fighting is in a lot of other countries. The fish in its wild state is  a nondescript short finned gree-  nish-hued fish. Two males would  be placed in a small-aquarium,  wagers were made as to the outcome. The fish would tear at  each others fins and scales,  eventually one would be overcome by exhaustion, or weakness, and then the owner would  remove it either disposing of it,  or nursing it back to health.  The Latin name for this fish is  Betta Splendens. The Bettas we  see for sale in our aquarium shops  is a tribute to the fish breeders  art of selective breeding. These  fish are easily bred, the problem  arising only after the eggs have  hatched. The babies are so small  that they can only eat microscopic  insuforia at first. To raise truly  beautifuly Bettas you must have  live food for your fish.  The fighting fish will get along  well in most aquariums, with  fish or equal size. Two males  together in a tank will fight  whereas you may put together  any number of females. Both  sexes will eat dry food, but prefer worms, other baby fishes  than their own, and larvae  (mosquito, gnat, etc.). The male  Betta grows from two to two and  a half inches long, the female  being slightly smaller and usually  less brilliantly coloured. These  fish have a chamber or labyrinth  in their heads, which gives them  the ability to breath atmospheric  air and store it for later use. This  is how the Betta's build their  breeding nests on the surface.  They take in air and chew it,  later expelling it, coated in saliva,  to a location among some plants.  Later, the male will literally  beat the female into submission,  then will lead her under the completed nest. He then wraps his  body around hers so that when  sperm and eggs are released they  come into contact with each other.  The eggs will then begin to sink,  the male picks as many as he can  into his mouth taking them up  and spewing eggs and more air  into the nest. This process is  repeated until all the eggs have  been released. The female must  be removed at this time or the  male will kill, or seriously harm  her.  Bettas like a temperature of  at least 78 degrees F or 26 degrees C. They range in colour  going through the spectrum,  red, pink, yellow, green, blue,  and combinations of these colors.  This fish is better seen in a good  aquarium setting. One method  I have found to increase my Betta's colouring is to use a mirror.  He will see his reflection and turn  frantic trying to get to the other  fish. If this is done once or so a  week the colour becomes even  more brilliant than normal.  ELSON'S GLASS  ALUMINUM WINDOWS  AUTO GLASS       TABLE TOPS  MIRRORS FRAMED AND CUT TO SIZE  HIGHWAY 101 and PRATT ROAD  Tidelines1^  This week  By Clans Spiekermann, Trustee,  School District #46.  I think that all of us will agree  that schools should reflect a high  standard of basic skills in reading, writing and computation.  However, it is also my view that  these high standards should be  based on each child's potential  and recognize the tremendous  variances in potential between  individuals. The range of students' reading ability in a typical  beginning class is often as great  as eight months and the spread  can increase as the years go by.  Hence, it is my conviction that  if we followed the intent of this  green, white and blue political  booklet, we would in fact attempt  to lock students into moulds  and homogeneous classes - all  of which is an impossibility.  To me, the ideal educational  relationship exists between the  parent, the student and the  teacher. This booklet, with its  Social Credit colours, puts a  fourth party into this educational  relationship; namely, some faceless bureaucrat from Victoria  who will interpret his PLAP tests  and CORE program and attempt  to centrally control the direction  of education in this province.  In other words, local autonomy,  local control will be a secondary  factor in the educational process.  You might question this, and yet  this loss of local control has  already started.  Did you know that the Department of Education has instructed  all of the Superintendents in this  province that it is their duty to .  hold one public meeting in each  school to discuss the CORE by  the end of February? School  boards were not asked to approve  of this process. Superintendents  were instructed to get it underway.  To me, this is a loss of control  by locally elected school boards  and by the local taxpayer who,  since two years ago, pays 10 mills  more in taxes but has at the same  time lost the say over his/her  Basic Education Program.  This obvious slap in the face to  local trustees, has caused School  Boards, such as North Vancouver,  Kamloops, Prince George and  Burnaby to advise the department that they are very much dis  satisfied with this ridiculously  frivolous attempt to by-pass local  school boards and only deal with  Superintendents.  However, to deal with the  CORE booklet, permit me to say  that I have heard Mr. Lowther  state in Sechelt that he was appalled that in a high school twelve  different English 12 programs  could be presented and that it  was time that one program was  introduced.  This amazes me since it implies that every teacher MUST,  to use one of Dr. McGeer's words  in the booklet, use the same book,  Use the same program and be on  the same page at the same time.  If you accept this as a justification to have the CORE, you  are in fact suggesting that all  students are the same, have the  same capacities to learn and that  the necessary English 12 skills  can only be taught to students  by one method in one book.  Furthermore, the CORE is built  upon the findings of the Provincial Language Assessment Program - PLAP - and yet that test,  and it is a test, contains so many  anomalies, that its assessment  reliability is in serious doubt.  For instance, and some of you  are already aware of this, according to this test only 35% of the  year 4 students taking the test  knew how to say "rabbit'' correctly. From a practitioner's  point of view, I have yet to find  one English speaking, year 4  student who does not know how  to say "rabbit" when a picture  of such an animal is shown to  that student.  There are other such examples  scattered throughout the PLAP  instrument and yet the results,  based on false information, is  now used by such department  officials as Mr. Lowther, to say  that there is agreement on the  CORE Curriculum and that little  disagreement   exists   with   the  objectives ofthe CORE.  Don't you believe it - there is  a discontent - a growing disagreement with this, what I like to  call the throwaway part of the  apple-the CORE.  This growing discontent is  based on the fact that there is  no grand educational vision in  the CORE. It has goals which  stand - pointing at nothing. What  do I mean by this? Allow me to  expain.  The United Nations - UNESCO,  commissioned a study on education. It was the most massive  study on education ever undertaken. United Nation members  were asked to state the grand  vision - as they saw it ��� of education in one word. After a considerable amount of debate, it was  agreed by all that the word submitted by an emerging African  nation was indeed the word which  encompassed everyone's grand  vision. That word was SELF-  RELIANCE. If you have the time,  do read "Faure - Learning To  Be: The World of Education  Today and Tomorrow" report  put out by UNESCO in 1972.  It has a process and goals which  uplife man from dependence to  ' self-reliance.  However, to return to earth,  this "Goals of the CORE CURRICULUM", so irrelevant, so  inconsequential, such a collection  of unrelated statements which -  lead nowhere - really doesn't  deserve the great cost and anxiety  it has produced. And yet if the  result of this CORE weren't  so tragic, I wouldn't reply, but  I feel I must.  The CORE, since it doesn't  have a vision, leaves a great  many things out such as music,  art, the family unit, etc. It also  leaves out the disadvantaged  child. That in itself is already  producing horrifying results.  In my opinion, this CORE booklet points to what will happen  with more frequency in the  future - what is already happening right now to the hard of  hearing children,  the  mentally  handicapped, the visually impaired, etc. etc. All are finding  it increasingly difficult to be  funded by this government. If  you don't believe me, read last  weekend's Vancouver Sun paper,  ask the parents/teachers of the  disadvantaged child in some of  our metropolitan areas.  Why? Well, Ladies and Gentlemen, the disadvantaged child  has immediate and long range  goals which aren't the goals of  this booklet. After all, the intent  of this booklet is to produce  university students and not make  all children SELF-RELIANT.  It is no accident that Public  School funds, went up only 7.9%  while funds to universities went  up almost 100 million dollars in  this year's budget. In other  words, Ladies and Gentlemen,  the priorities of this government  can be seen in this politically  coloured booklet.  Is there an alternative to the  process you find in this booklet?  Yes, there is! And that alternative is found in you. Protest!  Write to the Minister of Education and let him know that you  are fed up with CORE.  In conclusion, then, I might be  in the minority now, but I won't  be for long. I am happy indeed  that - and I quote Voltair as my  colleage Jim Bowman did when  he speaks on the CORE - "Thank  you God for making my enemies  look ridiculous."  Sound Construction  Carpen ter-Con tractor  \     ���v.  Interior Finishinq  House .Framing  Concrete Form work  Gary Wal I i nder.   886-2&16  Box 920        GibsonsX.  'S//S//////ss/S//-///;//'//.   /',    ���/>//<//���>  PENINSULA RECYCLING  CAN CUT YOUR GARBAGE IN HALF!  BE GOOD TO YOURSELF AND THE  ENVIRONMENT!  PAPER of all kinds, Including news, writing  and printing paper, brown paper, print-out  cards.  TIN, GLASS, METAL, CARDBOARD  and any USABLE 2nd Hand items.  For further information call 885-3811.  Peninsula Recycling  TED HUME;  SERVICES:  AUTHORIZED  Esso:  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  INCOME TAX  Sechelt Tax Service  Radio /hack  RSI "AUTHORIZED SALES CENTRE'  ,.SI~-I--  is back to serve you,  Home  ���  Equipmentj  Dealer   !  leasing  from  Continental  Travel  in  Trail Bay Mall.  Feel free to drop in  or give us a call at:  FURNACES  ���  ���  I  HOT WATER HEATERSl  i  1  HUMIDIFIERS  CUSTOMIZED  WARM AIR  HEATING SYSTEMS    ���  Tideline  Plumbing and Heating  886-9414  * Retail Supplies  and Contract Work  ��� Complete Line of Plumbing  Supplies for the Handyman.  _    HALF PRICE  ompact 23-dionnel mobile CB  97  Reg. 129.95  ��� Mounts easily in any vehicle or boat-  measures only 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 x 7-718  ��� ANL cuts ignition noise ��� Has lighted  channel selector and modulation indicator  ��� Crystals, mounting hardware, cables incl'd  64  886-7359  When you purchase  any CB on these two  pages, we'll give you  a copy ot our booklet  "All About CB Two-  Way Radio" at no  extra charge.  Value 1.25  684420. English  68-9421. French  HAIF PRICE  Our most advanced AM/SSB CB radio  Reg. 499.95  97  23 on  single  For base station or mobile use  69 channels to choose  from ���  AM,   23   upper  and  23   lower,  sidebands (SSB)  Phase-locked loop  synthesizer  precise frequency accuracy  No crystals to buy ���  Hardware Incl'd  249  Ra<llO /haCK  Quantities are limited, don't wait-buy now!  March 1st ��� 26th 1977  J&C  ELECTRONICS  AND  APPLIANCES  IN THE HEART OF SECHELT  885-2568 Coast News, March 1,1977.  9.  FREE CLASSIFIED  Our new free Classified policy:  Ads are automatically  published for two weeks.  The deadline is FRIDAY NOON.  If you wish a repeat please phone in.  Commercial Advertising is 20$ per agate line  Property listings are $2.00 each.  Coming  Events  Announcements    Opportunities       Work Wanted      Work Wanted For Safe.  DANCE CLASSES  ��� Ballet ��� Tap ��� Jazz ���  Adults & children, boys & girls.  886-2531  Would you like an alternative to  drinking on Friday night? Come  and hear about the Universal  House of Justice. Baha'i Fireside  Friday evening at 8:00 p.m.,  1770 Bal's Lane - 886-9443.  All Welcome!  Aerobics dance is here!  Monday 8 to 9 at Elphinstone.  A fun and challenging evening.  Everyone welcome, for further  info, phone Fitness Service at  885-3611   Women's Centre: Drop-in Centre  lending library, workshops, crafts  Crises & information: Open  Tues. through Fri. 11:00 am -  4:00 pm. Roberts Creek, behind  Post Office. Call 885-3711.  A.A. meetings Mondays 8:30 pm.  and 12 steps meetings Saturdays  8:30 pm. Gibsons Athletic Hall  886:2571 or 886-9193  Jack & Jill Child-minding centre  now enrolling 3 & 4 year olds.   886-2924   Lyn Vernon' in Recital, Sat.  March 5th, 8:00 p.m. Elphinstone  High School. Opera arias, songs  from musicals, popular balads.  Tickets at Goddard's, Kruse  Drags, Ken's Lucky Dollar Foods.  Adults $6.00, Sr. Citizens $4.00  Students $4.00.  Would anyone who entered the  Sechelt"Agencies Ltd. contest by  Dec. 31st 1976 phone George  Floras at the Parthenon 885-9769.  ; Halfmoon Bay Hospital Auxiliary  to St. Mary's Hospital St. Patricks  Day Tea, Bake Sale, Bazaar and  Handicraft Sale, to be held Thurs.  March 17th at Welcome Beach  Hall   on   Redrooffs   Road,   1:30  'Ho 4:TJD"prm. See ydu there!���  An evening of celebration in  honour of International Women's  Day is being planned for March 8.  Any women interested in sharing  the celebration by singing,  playing a musical instrument,  baking a cake or? Please phone  (the Women'sXentre, 885-3711.  Announcements  ~~ Industrial First Aid  A 50-hour course designed by  the Worker's Compensation  Board. Fee $100. Commences  on March 14, Monday at 7-9:30  p.m. in Chatelech Junior Secondary, Music room. The course  will be held every Monday and  Thursday for 10 weeks. Preregistration: 885-3512, Karin  Hoemberg, Centre for Continuing  Education, Sechelt.  I'd like to thank all my friends  for their lovely letters, cards and  flowers during my recent illness. -  Special thanks to Dr. Walton and  ambulance attendants J. Harvey  and K. Baker. . Extra special  thoughts for Mum and Dad Bee-  man. Rhonda Beeman  HONOURS IN MUSIC  Miss Stephanie Gibson, daughter  of Ross and Grace Gibson formerly of Gibsons, has been successful in passing her Grade  Eight Toronto Conservatory of  Music Exams (piano) with  honours.  Women's Centre: Open-House  Wednesday afternoon. Drop in  for tea, bring a friend or come and  meet a new one. _____  Would anyone knowing the  whereabouts of the Jack & Jill  Nursery scrap book of its first  3 years contact: Janice Edmunds  at 886-9346.   Grade 12 Equivalency Exams  The next test session will be held  on April 1st and 2nd in Sechelt.  Deadline for application is March  11th. Special application forms  can be obtained from the School  Board Office in Gibsons or Continuing Education office at Chatelech Secondary School, Sechelt.  For info call 885-3512, Karin  Hoemberg, Centre for Continuing  Education, Sechelt.  Remember!  Sunday Hikes are every Sunday  afternoon at 1:30 p.m. . Meet  outside the Wilson Creek Community Hall.  Band & Choir program at Chatelech Auditorium: Thursday, Feb.  24th at 7:00 p.m. No admission  charge but donations accepted for  equipment. Directed by W.Epp.  Everyone Welcome 1  Watkhu Products  Now available - 886-9283   RECREATION  We are looking for some people  interested in recreation in Area F  (Gibsons j boundary to Port  Mellon) to come to our Recreation  Committee meetings. This would  entail one meeting per month to  give us your views on what we  need. For info call Pat Forst  at 886-2543. V  BASIC HOUSE WIRING .  A course in Basic Housewiting  will be established in the beginning of March if 10 people are  interested. Fee $20.00 for 20  hours. Registration: 885-3512,  Karin Hoemberg, Centre for  Continuing Education.  NOTICE  Gibsons Telephone Answering  Service  Has a few openings for new  customers. Phone: 886-7311.  Pre-School Years An Alternative  This video tape will be shown and  discussed on Saturday, March 5,  at 10:00 a.m. at the Wilson Creek  group home. Anyone interested  in pre-school children is welcome  to attend. If you have any questions call Donna Shugar at 885-  2721 or 885-5006.  Ecumenical Lenten Program ���  Focus on Bread, Thurs. March  3, 7:30 p.m. Holy Family Hall,  Sechelt. Sun. March 6, 7:30 p.m.  Gibsons United Church. Bible  study - Rev. T. Nicholson. Diet  for a Small Planet - Pat Jamieson,  Penny Aker.  Personal  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.  Anyone interested in joining a  single parent group? Contact the  Women's Centre 88f 3711.  m&  |  8  ������%%%V#*��ft% ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� *rr��  NORTH ISLAND  PEST CONTROL  WORK GUARANTEED  AT REASONABLE RATES  Local Licensed Operator  Charlie Cairns 885-3606  S-  ��� ��  '8  MOSS & FUNGUS CONTROL  POWDER POST BEETLE (Lyctus):  Larvae of insect reduce wood to a fine;  powder. May infest furniture as well!  as structure. Holes or burrows are 1/16 ���  to Va inch In diameter. Generation after!  generation may develop in dry wood:  completely destroying it.  Get your free copy of the new  Radio Shade catalogue at J&C  Electronics, Cowrie St., Sechelt.  L.I.F.E. 'Living is for everyone'  a group of women (widowed, Divorced or separated) which offers  emotional support, practical information and social events. Anyone interested please contact  Women's Centre at 885-3711.  Is there a qualified Christian  teacher who would be interested  sometime in the future in teaching a Christian school on the  coast? If so, please phone        886-2660  Support Peninsula Recycling with  your glass (cleaned), tin (cleaned  with ends & labels removed and  crushed if possible) and paper,  (bundled if possible). Depots at  Sunnycrest Plaza, Lower Gibsons,  Sechelt on Porpoise Bay Rd.,  Roberts Creek by P.O., Madeira  Park, Garden Bay and Egmont.  For Information: 885-3811.  Retired healthy gentleman,  honest, fun,-loving, likes fishing,  gardening, dancing, has sense  of humour and lots of pep seeking  lonely lady not over 60 for companionship, possible marriage,  who still cares for good things in  life. Please write, enclosing  phone number, address and some  information. To: M. B. Korona,  General Del. Gibsons, B.C.-  Come and get it!   44" metal bed  in good cond. & mattress. Call  886-2839  Obituaries  JOHN'S  LANDSCAPING  ��� Instant   lawns  or seeded  lawn and garden.  ��� Maintenance  ��� Complete    concrete    and  atone work.  ��� Tree pruning  ��� Sreened topsoil.  '���  Bark mulch and shrubbery  ��� Complete line of fencing  886-7152  Bricklayer - Stone Mason  A. Simpkins, 885-2688  Cement Work, BghtConstrnctlon  and smaDnpairs.  886-2530 886-9041  Patches sewn on clothes, knees  and elbows, etc. Will set people's  hair. 885-5074.   Confidential typing for you on  my Script typewriter. For an even  more personal touch, I will do it  in my clear handwriting.885-5074  Mother would like babysitting  job. 885-3303  1 Ton Truck for Hire        :  Light moving and hauling....  Call 886-9294  Baker: Passed away February  24,1977. Mary Alice Baker, late  of Gibsons in her 67th year.  Survived by a son, Tony of Esquimau, cousin E. J. Shaw,  Davis Bay, second cousins Eleanor White, Gibsons, Doreen  Matthews, Hopkins Landing,  and Ed Shaw, Kamloops. Private  cremation arrangements through  Devlin Funeral Home, Gibsons.  In lieu of flowers, donations to  St. Mary's Hospital appreciated.  LOST  All white cat, one blue eye, one  yellow eye, 6 toes on each front  paw, Gower Pt. Rd. area. Please  call 886-8061.  Found  Wristwatch  on  Highway,   near  Sechelt.       Phone, to   identify.  885-9054  Coast News  Action Line  -886-7817  For explosive requirements,:  dynamite, electric or regular  caps, B line E cord and safety  fuse contact R. Nlmmo, Cemetery Road, Gibsons. Phone  886-7778. Howe Sound Farmers  Institute.  TOFFY'S ROOFING  Tar and Gravel  Singles and Shakes  Complete Roofing Services  885-9585  Would anyone who entered tht :  Sechelt Agencies lid. contest by  Dec. 31st, 1976 phone George  Floras at the Parthenon 885-9769.  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 j  Will do odd jobs or work full time;  Have power saw & transportation  886-7463  ��� TheWoodLatch*  Natural wood to enhance your  home from toys to doors.    Call  The Wood Latch 886-7738     7  Chimney cleaning, Vac equipped,  odd jobs, light hauling and clean  up jobs. Call Hugo: 886-7785  HIGH FUEL COSTS  Peerless Tree Services Ltd. will  turn your problem trees into firewood. $18.00 per cord. We do  danger tree falling, topping and  limbing too. Expert insured work  'Know the cost before you start'  Call us at 885-2109. Free estimates. JohnRisbey.  Cat and/or backhoe available for  land   clearing,   road   building,  drainage ditches, waterlines, etc.  Call 886-9633 or 886-9365.  Young man looking for steady  employment. Interested in anything, construction, apprenticeship or ? 886-9503. _  For Sale  Dishwasher, sun lamp, 2 wood  cookstoves, electric tray & trivet,  clock, magazine stand & misc.  kitchen items. 886-2923.  Brown or green chesterfield,  sectional, 48", $40.00 each. Tan  hassock $5.00, 2 end tables,  blonde wood $20.00 each, golf  bag & clubs $50.00, picture  frames $1.00 each. Ford Torino,  $2,000. Apply at new brown &  white trailer, Hyw 101, North end  Selma Park, on the same side as  Indian gravel pit & St. Mary's  Hospital.  Upright 10 cu ft. deep freeze,  still under warranty $325.00.  Propane regulator & fittings,  $18.00. 885-9662.  Need: 3 speed auto, trans-, for  Austin American. Call Steve at  886-9123.  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  Why pay mote than 3Vj% to seO  your home?  Solitare    engagement    ring    in  white gold       Appraised value  $250.      Will   sell   for   $175.00.   886-2673   Philips console stereo, AM &  FM radio, turntable, $125.00  o.b.o., Two pairs skates size  9��/j & 7, 2 pair ski boots, size  8V2 & 9. Various hockey equipment, helmets, shin pads, gloves,  shoulder pads. 886-7113  Hoover spin dry washer, 8 lb.  size. Very good cond. $85.00  firm. After 5:886-9625  Washington hay, alfalfa mix, by  bale or ton. 885-3381 after 6 pm.  21" Philco console TV in good  cond. What offers? Also oval  shaped braided rugs 8x3 and 11  feet by 3, rug brown toned in  good cond. and 3 matching  braided door mats. $40.00. Call  886-2582   McCleary washer & dryer $300.  B&W Admiral portable TV $35.00  Hi Fi radio & record player,  $35.00. 885-3347   Parts for Ford 300 Big 6, ail  parts in good cond. and going  cheap. 885-3409.    Electric lawn mower, Craftsman,  $60.00, Child's  car-seat  $20.00  886-2046  Boys skates, CCM Tacks, fairly  good cond. Size 4, $20.00. Call  Alan at 885-2385.  Do incubator chicks love their  mothers?  4 Gretsch drums, maple and  walnut finish, some hardware,  885-9538.   Pentax 35 mm camera & 2 Max  1 track tires. 885-3805  30" Electric range, can be seen  working. $40.00. 885-9737.  For Safe  Ruger Single six convertable,  6'/2" barrel .22 and .22 mag.  excel, cond. $100.00, Bushnell  custom 22 rifle scope X4, %"  never used $20.00, Yamaha  guitar with soft case, like new  $75.00. 884-5346   Brush blade for DC cat, just like  new, also 1967 F-100 Pick-up  Ford. After 6:886-9872  Mesh playpen $5.00, Gendron  stroller $15.00, Gendron 3 way,  buggy $25.00. 885-2657  Custom    routed    name    signs  885-3403   Excellent condition: Kitchen  cabinets, includes stainless steel  sink & fittings. 886-7004   24" Fleetwood Console TV  $200.00 886-7669   Takamine guitar, like new, with  case. $100. o.b.o. 886-2347  Well worn Armstrong flute  (104 series) $100.00. Reply Box  7, Coast News, write or phone for  showing of instrument.  Teco oil space heater 16x23,  height 36", Al cond. $65.00,  one pair lined grey drapes with  pink flowers, 73" long, 63" wide,  $7.00 pair. Va headboard padded  cream vinyl $8.00, chrome high  chair Al shape, $20.00 o.b.o.  886-7189  Like new modern high back  chesterfield, 2 tone, off white &  brown, 1 yr. old, $200.00, Everest  standard typewriter, excel, cond.  $75.00, Comptograph adding  machine for office or home $50.00   885-2864   7 mm magnum Remington, with  scope, 886-7671.  As new: Chrome highchair,  $15.00 o.b.o. 886-7189.  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   Mesh playpen and umbrella  stroller. 886-9667.    Box for '61 - '66 Chev pick-up  in good shape. 886-7993 or  886-2761.   Coal shuttle, hearth brush, 100 ft.  chain   link   fencing,   36"   high.  Fresh brown eggs. 885-9662  4 burner propane stove w/^oyen,  $50.00. 885-3369  33 gallon hot water tank $75.00,  Baby buggy $25.00. 886-2184.  Brand new Filter Queen vacuum  cleaner, best offer. 886-2753.  Black & White console 26" TV  $80.00. 886-7053           Brinly Disc Harrow, new $100.  120 H.P. elec. motor $5.00  electric fencer, new $50.00  Rockwell electric edger $15.00   885-3374  Hoover Washer & spin dryer,  excel, cond. $100. o.b.o. 885-2926  22 cu. ft. deep freeze, in good  cond. Open to best offer. Call  886-2753.  Fence posts for sale, any length.  Ask for Ian at 886-2754. ^  Box for Va ton G. E. Complete  with lights, $150.00 886-7145.  'Enterprise' wood-burning stove  in good cond. with cast iron-hot  water jacket, large oven, warming  drawer. $60.00. 886-9335.  For sale or trade for high-back  rocker, gold tweed recliner cnair,  for tall person. 885-2858.  AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  :*  LORRIE GIRARD  886-7760  KEN CROSBY  886-2098  JONMcRAE  885-3670  Office 886-2277  SUB-DIVISION  CONSULTATION  REAL ESTATE  Toll Free682-1513^  NOTARY PUBLIC  APPRAISALS  MORTGAGES  BEACH AVE.: Roberts Creek: 3 bedroom family home on full unfinished  basement. Cloae to Park and boat launching. Large lot 87x208. Stone fireplace  and sundeck. Excellent family home.  F.P. $43,900.  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.  .'���(���>  Logo Design Contest  SPONSORED BY  GIBSONS HARBOUR  BUSINESS ASSOCIATION  CONTEST RULES:  1. All designs become the property of the G.H.B.A.  2. Logo must include the four capital letters of the  Association.  Entry forms may be obtained from any G.H.B.A.  member or from Elphinstone Secondary School.  Completed designs may be turned in at the same  locations.  ENTRY FORM  G.H.B.A. LOGO CONTEST  Entry fee js $2.00 per logo entry.  Winner takes all!  EXPIRY DATE: MARCH 14,1977  0.2 in.;  !5&i^S^:$2%%$^  NAME  ADDRESS  TELEPHONE.  AGE___  HOMES  ABBS ROAD: Overlooking tho Bay area  and Gibsons Harbour. This deluxe home  has every feature you could desire from  a family home: Large lot, large sundeck, large carport. Fireplaces finished  up and down, 2 full bathrooms, finished  rise room and self contained bedroom  downstairs. Completely . landscaped.  And If that Isn't enough there Is also a  fully self contained 400 sq. ft. Mother-in-  law suite above the carport. F.P.$79,000.  LOWER ROBERTS CREEK ROAD:  At Cheryl Anne Park. 115' of prime  WATERFRONT and over 2 acres of  gorgeous property. The main house has  over 1500 aq. ft. of finished living area,  Including 5 bedrooms and two full bathrooms,; heatilator fireplace and a view  that doesn't quit, in addition there Is  a 600 sq. ft. cottage at the water's edge  (Suggested rent of. $200. per month)  400 feet of gravel driveway winds through  the trees to the double carport and entrance to this property.      F.P. $129,000.  FAIRVIEW ROAD: Large family home  with full basement on large lot. This 4  bedroom home has two finished fireplaces and a nice family room plus a small  office. Exceptionally large kitchen with  27 feet of cupboard space. A total of  2S00sq. ft. of living area.    F.P. $71,800.  SEAVIEW ROAD: Older type, 3 bedroom home, recently remodeled. Partial  basement. Extra large kitchen. Exceptional panoramic view lot.    F.P. $29,900.  HIGHWAY 101: 2 Bedroom, lovely  home In Gibsons. Exceptionally large  landscaped, panoramic view lot. Double  car port, Franklin Fireplace in family  room, fridge & stove Included. Try your  offer on this centrally located home.  F.P. $30,900.  HILLCREST AVE: Almost 1100 sq. ft.  home in good area, close to schools,  shopping centre, etc. Urge living room  22 x 12 with a view. Two bedrooms,  large kitchen, utility room and dining  arte make this a very livable home and  with a little bit of work, could be quite  lovely. NOTE I The down payment Is  only $3,500. F.P. $34,500.  BEACH AVE.: Roberts Creek: Full unfinished basement in this 3 story home.  Fireplaces up and down, wrought-lron  railings and built-in oven and range.  Situated on a large lot in a quiet area.  F.P. $44,900.  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.  CHASTER ROAD: New Home, 1*4  blocks from the Chaster Road School now  under construction. Well designed 3  bedrooom family home on full basement.  Neatled in the trees to provide the ultimate in natural landscaping. Many  deluxe features such as 2 finished fire-.  places, skylights, sundeck and custom-  made kitchen cabinets.        F.P. $54,900.  SARGENT ROAD: Spectacular view,  beautifully designed home In good area.  3 bedrooms, sunken living room, 2 fireplaces, full basement and sundeck. Lot  all landscaped and terraced. Many  extras such as built-in bar, etc.  F.P. $74,000-  HOPKINS LANDING: Extra large lot  with frontage on Hwy. 101 and North  Road. Lovely 4 bedroom family home  with many extras, including Franklin  fireplace and built-in bunk beds In one  bedroom & built-in dressers etc. in 3 bedrooms. Nice driveway In for off-street  parking. This Is a nicely kept, well  appointed home and well priced at only:  F.P. $55,900.  GRANDVIEW RD. AT 9TH: Over *4  acre, very private, with view. House  plans & building permit paid for and included in price. Foundation, floor slab  and plumbing In for a 28 x 42 (1176 sq.  ft. building). F.P. $19,900.  SHAW ROAD: Newly completed I The  most conveniently located subdivision  In Gibsons. Only 2 blocks from shopping  centre and both elementary and secondary schools. Level building sites with  some clearing on a newly formed cut de  sac. These prime lots on sewer and all  services won't last long priced at only:  F.P. $13,900.  TUWANEK: At the end of Porpoise  Bay Road. The perfect recreational lot.  Hydro and regional water service the  property. South. westerly exposure,  with an excellent view of Sechelt Inlet.  All this and only one block from the  beach and boat launch. F.P. $9,500.  LOTS  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.  SKYLINE DRIVE: This 70 x 59 x 131 x  122 ft. lot, with an expansive view of  the Bay area and Gibsons Village is well  priced at only: F.P. $11,500.  SKYLINE DRIVE: With the sewer only  150 feet away from this lot, and the  adjoining lot also for sale, makes this an  excellent value. The ideal spot for a  distinct and original home. Nice view  and sheltered from the open sea.  F.P. $13,900.  PRATT ROAD: Note the size of this  magnificent, level building lot In a fast  growing area, close to proposed new  elementary school. Lot size 110' x 200'.  Very well priced at only:  (Firm) F.P. $13,000.  LANGDALE RIDGE: Close to Ferries  and school, these large Vi to *4 acre  Iota are unique for their view, shape and  topography. You will find here, the  building site to compliment your dream  home design. The view of Keats Island  and surrounding scenes will be your  picture window. ACT FASTI There are  only 4 still available.  F.P. $11,900. -$14,900.  SKYLINE DRIVE: Overlooking the Bay  and the Village of Gibsons from this quiet  and private lot on the Bluff. Start building your Dream Home right away on the  expanse of this 207 x 115 x 181 x 66  uniquely shaped lot. Low down payment-  Easy terms. F.P. S13.5&0.  COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT: With  waterfront as scarce as It Is this double  use lot represents real value. F.P. $22,000  SCHOOL & WYNGART ROADS: Only  6 of these Duplex zoned lots left. Beautiful view properties overlooking the Bay,  close to schools and shoppings. All lots  perfectly suited to side-by-slde or up/  down duplex construction. SPECIALLY  PRICED NOW: Only 1 will be sold at  $14,500. and only 1 �� $15,500. Act now)  BEACH AVE.: Roberts Creek: Large  nicely treed lot 87 x 208. Excellent level  building site. Close to Flume Park and  boat launching. F.P. $14,900.  GOWER POINT ROAD:     Privacy and  100'  of  Waterfrontage,  beach  just -at'.-  other side of the road.   Driveway is in,7  building site cleared  with septic tank  and main drains in. F.P. $25,000.'  GRADY ROAD:    In Langdale Chines ,n;  Superb view of Howe Sound from this'  large Irregular shaped lot.    All underground services. ��� F.P. $13,900.  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.  ACREAGE  NORTH RD. at CHAMBERLIN: Exceptionally well priced, 5 acre level property,  half way between Gibsons and Langdale.  Front has been cleared and filled. Back  of property is like a park with a creek  running through etc. Road allowance  at side is the extention of Chamberlin  Road. F.P. $27,500.  GIBSONS: Excellent prospects for the  one who holds this potentially commercially zoned acreage of 5 Acres.  F.P. $60,000.  LOWER ROBERTS CREEK ROAD:  1.12 acres In the very desirable Roberts  Creek area. There is a driveway already  In and a tapped Artesian well on the  property. F.P. $14,900.  ROBERTS CREEK: Highway 101 divides  this property diagonally down the centre.  Devlop both sides of the road. Try all  offers. 5 acres. F.P. $30,000.  s_:  <"  if" 10  Coast News. March 1.1977.  For Sale  For Sale  LIVESTOCK  Must sell 11 ft. over cab camper,  good cond. fully equipped.  What offers? New 2 piece knotty  pine china cabinet, $500. Near  new 2 piece birch china cabinet  $425. 886-9648     6 z 6 x 20 cedar poles, wired for  service or trailer, $45.00. Call  885-3661.   Windows, cottage style, approx.  sizes 1 - 70x69 $20.00, 4 - 26x69  $8.00 each, 2 - 60x48 $15.00 each,  2 - 16x66 best offer. $60.00 takes  everything. 2 - 41x24 sliding  aluminum w/screens, $15.00  each. 885-9543.   1976 Johnson 15 H.P. motor,  new $800.00. 885-9543   Water pump, tank & accessories,  used one year, $100. 885-9798.  1968 Evinrude 40 H.P. outboard,  electric start, controls, wiring &  gas tank, $250.00. 886-7993 or  886-2761.   Fridge $35.00, Elec. range $50.00  Pembrooke bathtub $10.00. Eves,  only: 886-9352.  Enterprise range with Dickens  oil burner in good working order.  45 gal. drum & stand, complete  $50.00. Camp cot mattress, in  good cond. $10.00, 886-7948.  2 bar Flourescent light, 8 ft.  $35.00. Older type stereo $35.00  885-2571  Wanted  Parcel of land, one acre or less,  good gardening soil, Roberts  Creek - Gibsons area. Will plant  plot for your use as payment.   886-2770   Babysitter needed, lVz days per  week in my home. Granthams  area. 886-8030  Wanted: Male pup, pref. a large  type, (Husky, German Sheperd,  etc) 886-7463.  Why pay more than 3Vj% to sell  your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  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  16 stereo records, Supremes,  Johnny Rivers, Helen Shapiro,  Momma's & Poppa's, The Doors,  Glen Campbell, etc. $1.00 each  o.b.o. 2 bird cages $2.00 each.   886-7189   Cast-iron 54" built-in tub $20.00,  Wall mount sink $15.00, good  fixtures with both. 885-9543  Tape recorder, Philips stereo,  reel to reel, Offers? Double bed,  mattress & box spring & wheeled  frame, less than 1 yr. old $125.00  single bed, incl. mattress & box  spring, $50.00. Girls figure  skates, size 4, worn 4 times  $25.00. B&W TV, 19" Zenith  portable $50.00 886-2736  Cash or Swap: R.C.B.S. reloading equipment $125.00, 100  lb. propane tank $40.00, Case  6" hammer mill for grinding  grain or flour $250.00, Craftsman  10" heavy-duty deluxe radial  arm saw, dual voltage 2Vt H.P.  motor, $200.00 885-3605  5 K W Deisel lighting plant  with auto-emergency shut-off.  Bought 1975, never used. Cash  offers. Reply Box 8, Coast News.  Fully insulated canopy with bed  and cupboards, 8 ft. box, $250.  o.b.o. 886-7186  For Sale: Good mixed hay, to  clear $1.50 a bale, minimum 20  bales. Call 886-2887.  ��� HORSE SHOEING ���  Horse Manure for Sale. T. Bowe.  886-7967  Beautiful Registered Quarter  horse, bay mare, 14.3 hands,  good English & Western, no  games. Good disposition, no  vices. 885-2098.  Pets  Free to good, home, 6 year old  spayed female, good watchdog,  phone 886-8091   old.  One male Weimaraner, 3 yrs.  885-3437  Wanted  Kitchen wall cupboard 886-8087  limber Wanted plus Alder  Poles bought and sold.    Let  Mobile Homes  Leader trailer, 12x68' in trailer  court. 3 Bdrm. furnished, closed-  in sundeck and storage shed with  carport. 886-9135   or 886-7825.  Small trailer - suitable for one  person. $135.00 inclusive. Plus  propane. Bonnie Brook 886-2887  or 886-9033. ���  New 12 x 62' Bendix mobile home  completely set up in modern  court with underground wiring,  asking $15,900. Between noon  and 9 p.m.: 885-9038.  SUNSHINE COASTMOBILE  HOME PARK  Units  now  On  display,   phone:  886-9826  useduntts  1975 12 x 68' Embassador, 3  bedrooms, V/a bath, raised living  room, electrict fireplace, carpeted  throughout, fully furnished and  us in excellent condition.  Property  D & O Log 197112 x 63 Leader, 3 bdrm. fully  Phone 886-7896 or furnished, very good condition.  newcntts  SPECIAL  12 x 60 Colony, 2bedroom 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.   give you an estimate  Sorting Ltd.  886-7700.   To sell or swap: Reloading equipment, grain grinder, 100 lb.  propane tank. 885-3605.  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creeks  "           ALDER REQUIRED  Saw-log alder required in standing, decked or boom form.  Contact:    P.V.     Services    Ltd.   883-2733   SUNCO PRINTING  Located in the Coast News  building.  For   all   your   printing   needs:  Letterheads    ���    Envelopes    ���  Business Cards ��� Catalogues ���  Labels ��� Wedding Invitations ���  ���Rubber Stamps ���  Up to 50% OFF  ENVELOPES ft PAPER  ODDMENTS  Bonniebrook Camp  and  Trailer Park  Two choice mobile home sites,  will accommodate double-wides.  FOR RENT  Small trailer  Gower Point - 886-2887  1966 Cheveloret Mobile Home for  $3000. 885-9090 or 885-9019.  Travel trailer, 25%', 1973  Custom Coach, fully self contained, lots of extras. Like new,  never travelled. 885-3661.  ��� Large lot for sale, 12 x 60 trailer  pad on North Rd. 12x24 workshop, 12x12 pumphouse, hydro  pole in ready for building or for  trailer. Asking $14,500. 886-9041  Lot on Chaster Rd. Zoned Mobile  Home, $10,000. terms. 886-9233.  Fairmont Road: 2 bdrms., large  living room with corner fireplace.  Excellent view, needs work but  good potential. 886-2164 eves.  MUST SELL  Vi acre lot. Water, power &  drive way, cleared building site.  $10,700. o.b.o. 885-9798.  Private  Sale:      Fantastic  view,  2 bdrm up, den & 3rd bdrm in  basement. Legal suite revenue  $190.00 (2 bdrm) Must sell!  $48,500. 886-7218.   3 bedroom home on 2Vz acres  with view, 1V4 baths. 1500 sq.  ft. $48,000. 886-9193.   Lot for sale in Sechelt near  Hackett Park, fully serviced.  Asking $11,500.596-7022.  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: 2 good view lots on  Chaster Road, 1,000 ft. from  waterfront, utilities. 886-2887  For Sale by owner: 3 bdrm post  & beam home near tennis courts,  Gibsons. $35,000. 886-7566  eves, after 4:00.  Classified  886-7817  Why pay more than3Vs% to seO  your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  Property  Grantham's Landing, handyman  or renovators special, view 2  story home and lot on Reid Rd.,  Granthams Landing, where you  can not only have a fine home  but also double your investment  within two years. $21,500.  886-7891,886-2688. H. Luke.  Two XA acres, asking $11,000.  each. Both on lower Roberts  Creek road, partially cleared.  Please write June Boe, Gen. Del.  Roberts Creek or leave message  at 886-9516.    Spectacular 180 degree view!  Georgia Strut and Vane. Island.  Attractive compact 3 bdrm.  A-Frame, large stone fire-place,  elec. heat, W/W, Landscaped lot.  73' x 150'. Small cabin & gazebo  2 blocks from beach, 2 miles  from Sechelt. Owner: 885-2890.  MUST SELL!  Price reduced to $60,000. By  owner in Gower Paint. 2 yr.  old quality built home. 2Vi baths,  approx. 2200 sq. ft. of completely  finished home. Wall/wall up &  down. Landscaping & paved  driveway all done. Has 45' sundeck with view of Strait. Close to  beach, all this plus 2 stall barn,  feed shed & chicken house approx  Va acre.   $37,000. 1st Mortgage  at 10'/4%. 886-9249.   Why pay mote than 3Vs% to  sell your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  3 Bedroom home, full basement.  Electric heat, on 6 acres close to  Gibsons. Phone 886-7832 or  886-2813.  For Sale by owner: Lot 11, Sea-.  side Village, deaied 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  For Sale: 2 good view lots on  Chaster Rd. 1,000 ft. from waterfront, utilities. 886-2887  Property  Roberts Creek: 3 bedroom home  on park-like Vi acre, semi-waterfront. All electric heat, workshop  basement, large wrap around  sundeck. To view: 886-2744.  F.P. $49,000.  8 x 45' Rollahome on Gabriola  Island. Must be moved $2,000.  o.b.o. (112) 254-5836 or call  886-8097   Private sale by owner in Langdale  Chines, 3 Vz year old home, 3  bedrooms, large kitchen, living  room with fireplace, den, family  room, utility room, storage room.  Approx. 1,460 sq. ft. with wall  to wall throughout. Large landscaped lot with garden, fruit  trees and A-frame cabin for playhouse or storage. $49,500.  For appointment, phone 886-7237  For Rent  3 bdrm Mobile home on private  lot, avail. Feb. 1st. to mature  responsible people. Rent: $200.  permo. 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  Room & Board available at  Bonnie-Brook Lodge. Meals &  services incl. laundry. $275. per  month. Private room. 886-9033.  Gower Point ocean beach esplanade.  2 bdrm.  suite, '$185.  per  mo.  No pets, contact Granthams Store   886-2163  3-4 bdrm waterfront home, 4  bathrooms, sun-room, fireplace,  full basement, work shed, washing machine, $300. per mo. at  Selma Park. 885-3437  Immediate occupancy, 1 bdrm  house avail March 1st. Sunken  living room, carpets, unfurnished  Selma Park. $175. per mo.  987-8707  For Rent  1 bdrm. furnished basement apt.  in Granthams, avail. March 1.  $150. per mo. 886-9178   In tri-plex deluxe, large house  size apartment. Sliding glass  doors out to decks. 3 bdrms,  dining room, padded bar, crystal  chandeliers, swag lamps, etc.  Drapes, fridge & range incl.  $350. per mo. 15 minute drive  from Gibsons, avail March 15.  ,    886-9352   Avail. April 1, 3 bdrm house  with basement, w/w carpets,  drapes, stove & fridge. On sewer  and cable vision. Term lease,  sorry, no pets. 886-9382   Room for working lady or girl.  Comfortable cosy & clean, 3  miles out of Sechelt. Share  expenses. 885-9698   Available March 1, 3 bdrm,  w/w, washer & dryer, fireplace,  no basement, older home. Refs  please. $275. permo. 886-9093  Tenant wanted: 1 bdrm apartment, Sechelt. No pets. Avail.  March 1. 885-2862  Suite for rent in Granthams,  partly furnished, $125. per mo.   886-9904        In Village of Sechelt, 2 bdrm.  cottage. $225. per. mo. 885-9979  days, 885-2062eves.      .  Tantalus Apartment for rent,  furn. & unfurn. Wall to wall,  accessories 886-9544.  For Sale  FOR SALE THIS WEEK  Westinghouse deep freeze, 17 cu.  feet - 7 years old, $100.00, Carpet  spill treated & unused, 10x12',  green & gold $125.00. Apartment  sized fridge $40.00, Coffee and  end table $15.00. Other house-  hold items. 885-2691   In Langdale, 79' x 150' Lot for  sale. Near school, beautiful view,  by owner: 112-255-4805.    886-7614 Bus.  Res. 885-9737  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  NEED TIRES''  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  TOYOTA  New & Used Car Sales  All Make, Parts & Services  Gibsons AL JAMIESON Phone686-7919  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.  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 - Ready-Mix Concrete  885-9666 Porpoise Bay Road Box 172, Sechelt, B. C.  TWIN CREEK LUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  885-9973  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Ole's Cove  Commercial Containers available  ... :j^i:*v-::  886-2938  &uetft electric Ito.  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    ��� uu  Highways, Parking Areas, Driveways, Crushed Gravel  Equipment Rentals  Main Office: Box 95,   Powell River,    485-6118  Branch Office:       Sechelt. Ph. 885-2343 9:30 to 3:30 p.m  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING - PIPEFITTING -STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  Electrical Contractor  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  TIDELINE  Plumbing and Heating Contractors  RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL  FREE ESTIMATES  Bernie Mulligan 886-9414 Denis Mulligan  Box 860  m\\B�� ELECTRICItJ.,  Phone 886-7605  ���-POWER    TO    THE   PEOPLE'  Gibsons  TED HUME SERVICES  Parts. Service. Installations  Stoves.  Furnaces,   Heaters,  etc.  RAY COATESPLUMBING  Contract Renovations & Service Work  886-7695  886-2951  Gibsons. B.C.  Certified Instrument Mechanic  Free Estimates  Everything for your building Needs  Phone 886-2291 -2  CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterlines etc.  .Ph. 885-2921   Roberts   Creek  BOUTIN  BULLDOZING  Clearing ��� Landscaping  Backhoe Work  Phone 886-9824  R.R. 1 Gibsons  C0IN-0P CLEANERS  YOU CAN SA VE MONEY  By the Garment or By the Load  .Sunnycrest Plaza  886-2231  GIBSONS BUILDING SUPPLIES  (1971) LTD.  ALL BUILDING MATERIALS  READY-MIX   CONCRETE-GRAVEL  GENERAL PAINT  886-2642  Highway 101 -Gibsons  886-7832  GIBSONS  TELEPHONE ANSWERING  Service - Phone 886-7311  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  Rhone 886-2664     Member Allied Van Lines     R.R. 1, Gibsons  MACK'S NURSERY   Phone886-2684  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  ANDREASSEN     ELECTRIC  (gibsons co.) per  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR    Andreassen  Serving the Sunshine Coast  886-9439 General Delivery Hopkins Landing, B. C  R & B BULLDOZING & BACKHOE  Septic Systems    Land Clearing  886-9633 or 886-9365  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  Sechelt  C   &   s  HARDWARE  &  APPLIANCES  885-9713  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE TO ALL MAKES  SEWEASY  Cowrie St. Sechelt 885-2725  R.R 2  GIBSONS LANES  OPEN BOWLING HOURS  SATURDAY 7-11 pm FRIDAY9-11 pm  SUNDAY    2-5pm   9-11 pm  Gibsons  STANHILSTAD  ROOFING  DUROID  SHAKES  OR REROOFING  R.R.1, Port Mellon Highway        Phone 886-2923  J.B. EXCAVATING  886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage installation  ��� Dump Truck ���Backhoe  ��� Cat  ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates  D.J.ROY  SURVEYOR - ENGINEER  Marine Building Wharf Street  Box 609 885-2332 Sechelt, B. C.  ROBERT W.ALLEN  B. C. LAND SURVEYOR  Sechelt Lumber Building  Wharf St., Box607  Off ice 885-2625 Sechelt, B. C. Res. 885-9581  ROBINSON'STV  Service Depot for  PHILIPS-ZENITH PANASONIC--ADMIRAL  FLEETWOOD DEALER  Phone 886-2280      FORMERLY NEVENS'   MASTERCHARGE  KITCHENS AND  BATHROOMS  886-9411  DAY or EVENING  X% KITCHEN  REMODELLING  l|  CENTRE  PAJAK   ELECTRONICS  CO. LTD.  RCA & ELECTROHOME  Authorized Dealer  Sales and Service Gibsons  Marv Volen  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  886-9597  MIDNIGHT TRUCKING  GRAVEL���FILL  ROAD MULCH ��� DRAIN ROCK  Ph. 886-7864  R.R. 2, Gibsons, B.C  B. MacK WELDING  BRAD MACKENZIE  Portable Welding  886-7222  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cabinetsand Fixtures ft 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   ft Kitcnen Remodelling A Specialty  n; BlRi\IN  885-3417 Beach   Ave.,   Roberts   Creek        885-3310  SPECIALTY MACHINE WORKS  MANUFACTURE OF MACHINE PARTS  SHAKE FROES DRAW KNIVES  CUSTOM AND MARINECASTING.    GENERAL MACHINE WORK I  HUGH BAIRD '  Opposite Sechelt Legion    885-2523 Days    885-2108 Eves. Wanted to  Rent  Family with one child wants to  rent 2 bdrm.  house  or  suite,  April 1, Gower Point, Pratt Rd.  area. 886-7348.  Small house or cabin, with or  without electricity for mother &  child, very reliable. Refs avail.  Wanted soon. Reply Box 7, Coast  News.   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.  House or trailer in the Gibsons  area, under $200. per mo. Call  Marcy at 885-2201 or after 6 call  886-7804.   Cars & Trucks  1964 VaHant, good running cond.,  radio, good tires, body dented,  $100.00.    Please call Saturday.  886-7164  1968 Dodge Polara, 2 dr, 1 car  owner, $1200. 886-2166.  1962 Pontiac, offers. After 6 p.m.   883-2403  1971    VW   dune   buggy,    1600  engine, mags. $1650. After 3 pm   886-9595  Mechanics special! 1961 GMC  Vi ton, running cond. Only  $190.00. Also timing light,  cost $60.00, sell $30.00. Eves  call 885-3403.    New 255 H.P. V8, F.W.C.  2E Volvo leg. $4,700.885-3496.  1966 Chevelle Malibu, 283,  3 barrel, $275. firm. 886-2459.  $50.00 o.b.o.: 1966 Ford Station  wagon, 289, no youngster but still  has miles left. Also 1967 Chevy  van, 283, auto, needs some  T.L.C. $400. 885-9200.   Fargo van, camperized, new  clutch & trans., brakes, stereo,  slant 6 engine. $1500. or trade  for sail boat. Phone Wesley at  886-2821. '  1970 Corvette convertible, auto,  P.S., P.B., P.W. Must Sell I  Days: 885-5001 eves: 886-2491.  1965 Buick Wild Cat, 4 door,  H.T.   P.B.,   P.S.   $400.   o.b.o.  886-7453  1971 Ford model 250 4x4 flat-  deck, Va ton suspension, new  brakes & wheel bearings, 63,000  mi. Quick sale $3200.00 o.b.o.  v> ^585-2153  tars & Trucks  1968 Cougar, 3 spd, auto, power  steering, power disc brakes, tilt  wheel, high performance 302,  holly 4 barrel, factory headers,  factory high rise, mags on front,  tac, radio. $900. o.b.o.  1964 Ford Econ-Van, 8 track,  mags & cromies, interior done,  roof rack, 6 cyl, 3 speed, column  shift. $1,000. o.b.o.  1967 Mustang, 6 cyl, 3 spd,  automatic, radio, good tires,  good paint, interior excellent,  $650.00 o.b.o. Contact Jim  Skinner, 886-9130     1972 Fiat 850 Spider, excel, cond.  New paint, new soft top, new  radial tires. Best offer. Georgia  at 886-9001.    Truck canopy $100.00 886-9041.  1962 Pontiac station wagon,  running cond. $100. 886-2821  1960 Pontiac 2 dr. H.T., 235,  6 cyl. running cond. $125. o.b.o.  886-7113 ���    7 .  1972 Dodge Cornette, $750.00.  292 Chev truck motor $300.  886-9159 or 886-2382.  1964 Chev % ton, 292 cu. in. 6,  4-speed, new rubber. 885-3328  eves.  1970 MGB sports coupe, copper  color, rare 3 wiper model, $1750.  After 6 p.m. 885-9355  For    Sale:     1959    Oldsmobile,  power train & engine, V8-394.  - 886-9294   1964 Econoline Van, 6 cyl. stnd.  40,000   mi.   on   engine,    $500.   885-3369   1961 International one ton step  van, large box, duals, runs good,  stove, skylights, $800. Norm:  886-9609.  1965 Chev Malibu S.S., 383 cc.  Runs Good 1 885-9468.  FOR SALE  Small canopy for  narrow  box.  886-7046   1961 Vauxall, 59,000 miles,  snow chains for half-ton pickup truck. New front chrome  bumper for Ford pick-up,  Call  886-7476.  :  1976 Ford 250 camper special  and canopy. Take over payments and/or car in exchange.  $6000. Phone 885-3640.  283 motor and transmission in  good working order.   Best offer.   886-9192  1963 Econoline Ford van, re-built  engine, runs good.    Extra parts  avail,  .from   junker.       $300.00  886-2843  Boats  For Sale: $150. o.b.o., 17' Planer  hull, wood plank, metal motor,  Box, fibre glass bottom, needs  work, fair cond. See Ian, Coast  News. 886-2622  20' Hourston cutty cabin, H.T.  Ford 302, Volvo, must sell.  $2500. o.b.o. Eves: 886-9659  18' L.S. - Powered by 302 Ford-  Berkely Jet drive, ready to go.  886-2737  MARINE SURVEYS  AND APPRAISALS  For selling, purchasing  or financing.  Surveys for insurance  or settlement of claims.  Captain W.Y. Higgs  Box 399, Gibsons, B. C.  Phones: 886-9546, 885-9425  14' fibre glass runabout, C/W  .35 H.P. Mercury - Outboard,  $675.00 or trade for a 12' aluminum boat & motor. 886-2738  Excel, cond. 19' Huddelstone  lapstrake. Fact, built fibreglass  Vi cabin top, al. windows. No  motor, $1650. o.b.o. 738-1345.  292 Marine Ford parts, manifold,  starter, cab. alternator. Velvet  drive trans. 1..1. 738-1345.  14' Lapstrake boat c/w A 1972  6 H.P. Johnson. This is an excel,  sea boat & the motor runs like  new. $450.00 or will sell separately. 886-2738.  17 ft. K.C. thermo-glass hull  speed boat. Two 35 Mercs, one  just had major overhaul, other  equipment incl. 886-7375.  16' boat, fibreglass on plywood,  on trailer. 20 H.P. LS 66 Merc,  rebuilt with less than 30 hours,  includes controls and steering.  Great fish boat. $600.00 o.b.o.        885-9798  35' Cruiser tricabin bit. 1962,  6 cyl. Bedrod Diesel. Fridge,  oil stove, radios, sounder, tape  deck, etc. $21,000. Pender  Harbour. 883-9126.  24' Keel cruising sloop, Nauti-  Lass,    Gov't   Wharf,    Gibsons.  23' Star Class sloop & trailer.  886-9668  Motorcycles  All weather, low insurance  suburban & commuter scooter.  1974 Yamaha UE7, 75 cc. step  thru, low miles, excel, cond.  almost automatic with centrifugal  clutch, luggage rack, rain shield,  80-120 m.p.g. and 52 m.p.h.  speed. $370.00, Call Howard at  886-789i.  1975 Montessa   123   cc,   trials.   883-2327  1972 Triumph Datona 500, S850.  o.b.o. or trade for pick-up truck.  886-9229  Harley Davidson 250 cc Sprint,  engine in top cond. Good all  purpose bike. $400. 886-2843  Coast News, March 1,1977.  11.  Obituaries  Travel  SUPERIOR TOURS LTD  Lobby of Sandman Inn  180 West Georgia St.  689-7117  RENO $119.50  8 Days. 7 Night* Bus Tour  SUPER WEEKEND  RENO $169.50  SAN. FRAN. $179  Hotel * Air Included  WAIKIKI $389  8 Days. 7 Nights  MAUI $409  8 Days. 7 Night*  ������ Gilker: Passed into the presence  of his Lord February 26, 1977.  James Clifford Gilker, late of  Roberts Creek in his 73rd year.  Survived by his loving wife  Aletta, one son Richard, Prince  Rupert, one daughter Diane  (Mrs. Peter Fromager), Roberts  Creek, 8 grand children, 3 sisters,  Edna (Mrs. James McNuIty),  Long Beach, California, Margo  (Mrs. John Cotton), New Westminster, June (Mrs. John Kan-  dal), Kaslo. One brother Robert,  Kaslo. Memorial Service on  Tuesday, March 1st at 2:00 p.m.,  Bethel Baptist Church Sechelt.  Pastor Fred Napora officiating.  Cremation. No flowers by  request. If desired donations may  be made to the B. C. Branch of  the Cancer Society. Devlin  Funeral Home, directors.  Too Late to  Classify  ��jfi  Editor's note: Two weeks ago we reported  , bow local man Roger Skidmore  had been rescued at sea off  a staking boat which the Coast  Guard had already evacuated  once that day.  This week we are privileged  to bring you in his own words  Roger Skidmore's own account  of his recent ordeal. It appears  below. We hope you find it  as gripping as we did.  For all your travel arrangements,  Charters, Direct Flights, Contact  Lynn Szabo  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.  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FLOORCOVERINGS  NOW WITH TWO LOCATIONS:  HIGHWAY 101, GIBSONS.  886-7112  IN THE HEART OF SECHELT  885-3424  J  The Sinking of the Dianriea  See above..  by Roger Slddmore  Barnette Bay is somewhat the  same as Long Beach, and looking  at the pounding surf from the  water side is spectacular, to say  the least, especially with a moderate south east swell rolling in  across Queen Charlotte Sound  onto the mainland just below  Cape Caution.  Roy Johnson, Roger Dowker,  Rudy Vander-Maiden and Peter  Ranger had spent the past 8 days  with their rubber tired beach  combers putting a barge load of  logs together for shipment to  Vancouver.  Though I started out as a  cook, I spent the entire week in  Slingsby Channel, keeping an eye  on the two boats. The tug, Mainland Fury and my boat, the  Diannae Gaye.  Both vessels had V.H.F. radios  but with a bare 2V% miles between  us aV the crow flies, our only  communications were through  B. C. Tel at Holburg, some 35  miles away and even then with  great difficulty. Anyway, Roy  phoned up and said to have both  boats in front of Barnette Bay by  2:00 the following afternoon.  Apparently we were about to  head for the Goose Islands.  I headed out Thursday morning  February 10th and arrived off  Barnette Bay around 3:00. The  tide was at ebb so I put the Dian-  nae Gaye on the hook and took  the Fury out for a couple of hours  of jigging cod. I figured the  others would appreciate a change  from frozen meat to fresh fish.  Along about 16:00, the surge in  the little bite where we had  beached the barge had started  to swing the stern and so it was  time to yard it off. Roy brought  Roger out in the boom boat and  together we had her off by 17:00.  The wind was up to 15 knots  when we started for Cape Caution  and the prospects for a quick trip  around into Fitz Hugh Sound  seemed pretty good. I took command of the Diannae Gaye and  soend most of my time running  to the port of the Fury.  By 20:30 we were abreast ofthe Egg Island light with the wind  more than doubling itself. That  famous   Queen   Charlotte   slop  was now cresting 12 -14 feet,  caused by a strong tide flowing  south and a brisk South East  gale against it. It was forcing  the barge broadside making  . steerage most difficult for the  Fury's Captain. And then, to  make matters worse, rain and  sleet began making visual contact  with any navigational lights  impossible.  After circling the tug and tow  for a couple of hours, I came as  close as I dared to the tug. I  ran out on the stern and yelled -  to Roger asking our present  location. We had no other inter-  vessel communication. He said  he wasn't sure but he thought  we were on the ouside of Calvert  Island. I yelled that I would go  into the beach and check. If I  had stayed for 10 more seconds,  Roy would have given me complete radar co-ordinates.  Off I went into the storm. It  was now gusting to 50 and 60 and  the power of the wind against  my 26 foot craft sent shivers up  my spine.  I guess it was around midnight  when the rain abated and I was  able to discern some land. As  I moved in I could see breakers  both port and starboard. I  switched on the sounder and with  15 fathoms under me I realized  that if I didn't get the hell out  of there I'd soon have none at  all. From the course that I'd  been running and what I could  make out of the hills around me,<  I was about % the way up the outside of Calvert Island.  So headed back towards the tug  and the going was so slow I  wondered if I was making any  headway at all. I could see the  running lights of the Fury every  once in awhile. Bucking 15 - 20  foot swells with continual breakers was hell. Up, up, up, and  then crashing down into the  trough and then the same again,  wave after wave after wave.  I was keeping an eye on the  bilge to see if there was any  excess of water. The pump  seemed to handle what came in  with little difficulty.  At 02:30 February 11th, I  spotted a number of lights by  the tug.and I assumed that they  had started the Trogon on the  barge and were securing it in a  Roger Skidmore's boat the Diannea Gaye  in  calmer  waters.  This is how she was pictured in the Coast News  last October, leaving Gibsons Harbour with her tow.  better position. I didn't ponder  on it too long as it was taking all  my concentration just to keep the  boat heading right and regulating  the speeds for the waves. The  lights disappeared and the only  ones that remained were those of  the tug. About this time I decided  to get sea sick.  Around 0:300 I checked the  bilge and I appeared to be taking  on water. The pump was working  properly and so I said to myself,  "This is it, you either make it  to the tug or your problems  will be somewhat simplified."  It was time for more speed. The  increased speed sent the little  Diannae Gaye through mountains  of water she was never meant  to take. .1 was gaining on the ttig,  but oh, so slowly. The water was  over the transmission and I felt  that any second the old Ford  Falcon would pack it in. About  100 yards from the Mainland  Fury she started to miss and the  belts on the front of the motor  were throwing water on the exhaust. With the cabin full of  steam and the engine missing  badly I somehow managed to  drive my way through to the side  of the tug. I ran from the helm,  through VA feet of water, out the  back door and leaped aboard my  supposed salvation.  I made my way from the deck  to the cabin so relieved to have  so narrowly escaped death. As  I stepped into the cabin darkness  I knew that there was no one on  board. I yelled anyway. I saw a  shadow move. It was the dog. I  jumped over her and opened the  hatch to the focsle and engine  room. The lights were on and the  sight  was  unbelievable.      The  entire   contents   were   crashing  about the floor and engine room.  The engine was still running  and in gear. I made a quick tour  shutting off all lights and was  then able to set a course on Egg  Island.  The automatic bilge pump had  burned out so I jumped down into  the rubble of the engine room and  started the main pump. I then  went back into the wheelhouse  and sent out my first "Mayday".  The fuel pressure was zero and  it was only a matter of minutes  until the engine would quit,  which it did 10 minutes later.  Time and time again I called  Mayday. But received no response. With these attempts and  a stimulating conversation  with the dog. I managed to maintain some semblance of sanity.  I got up and flashed the spot on  Egg Island, 7 or 8 miles away  hoping they would notice my  dilemma. Nothing. Nothing but  the rain beating against the cabin  and the dog and I sliding back  and forth across the floor.  I went outside and looked on  the roof thinking that Roy and  Roger had departed in the Davidson inflatable life raft but it was  still there. The only thing that  seemed to explain my friends'  disappearance was they hopped  onto the barge hoping it to be  safer. They too must have known  that it would only be a matter  of time before the engine would  quit.  Looking at the water that was  now beginning to wash over the  engine room floor boards, it  would be well into daylight before she went down. I sat down  and dozed, my mind a maze of  unanswered questions.  I was leaning against the stove  facing forward. Puppy, the dog,  was wedged in the corner in  front of me. I was thinking of  going up onto the roof to figure  out how to use the life raft,  when Puppy lifted her head up  and peered out the back door.  I turned and saw a light. Scrambling to the window I saw a spotlight shining on the tug. Saved  at lastl  I rushed to the back deck and  waved frantically. Knowing they  could see me, I looked down to  keep the glare out of my eyes  and saw the life ring belonging to  the Queen of Prince Rupert. Now  some of my questions were answered. But what about Rudy  and Pete? They had been on the  barge. Where they still there or  had they been rescued as well?  I couldn't make out the name of  the vessel as it wasn't quite dawn  yet, but it was big. The captain  yelled over the loud hailer, "Are  you okay?" Thinking that he was  asking me if I was physically  okay I answered back "Yes".  Yet immediately realizing what I  had said I yelled "But I want  off!". I guess the captain didn't  hear over the wind and the vessel  slowly moved away. Boy, was I  in a panic then. "They are  going to leave because they think  I'm okay." They moved off about  500 yards, stopped and slowly  . came back. Maybe 15 minutes  passed before he lay along side  again and yelled "Do you require  any assistance?" "Yes!", I  screamed. I am sure that 1 near  broke his ear drum. I had no  plans of making another mistake.  "Do you want to abandon  ship?'' ' 'Yes!" I screamed again.  "How many are you?" the skipper yelled. "Myself and a dog",  I yelled as the captain put the  boat in full reverse, narrowly  missing the tug.  The S.S. Alaska hove to and  prepared 3 alternative methods  for our rescue from the Mainland  Fury.  He slowly brought his vessel  upwind of the Fury and bore  down on us. Meanwhile, I had  rigged the dog into a double  sling and a 60 foot length of rope  so that I could get up onto the  Alaskan's  deck  before   pulling  her up. I would never make it  if I had to carry her as German  Shepherds aren't light.  There were two Jacobs ladders'  over the side approximately 250  feet apart. So that if I missed one  I could try for the other.  I called Puppy out of the cabin  and closed the door so she  couldn't run back inside, and then  I waited.  The tide had changed and the  swells weren't nearly as big as  during the night but as yet the  wind hadn't abated.  The bow ladder came by. I  tried for it but missed by inches.  Then slowly the ladder came back  within reach. I grabbed it and  was up on the deck in what  seemed like an instant.  I handed the crew Puppy's  lifeline but she had run around  the wrong side of the cabin and  become caught up in the rigging.  With the tug lying close in to the  Alaska, the. crew were able to  free her lines and pull her to  safety.  We were taken through to the  officers mess where I had a cup  of coffee and Puppy dined on  large portions of roast beef and  short ribs.  The Alaska had been making a  routine visual check on the supposed derelect Mainland Fury,  now a hazard to navigation. They  had monitored the rescue efforts  and knew that all four crew mem- ,  bers had been removed by the  Queen of Prince Rupert. They  had also reported a fix on the  barge, which was headed for the  Charlottes like a sail before the  wind.  My appearance on the  after   >  deck came as a mild shock.   As  the rescue attempt proceeded into  the   early   dawn,   the   Diannae  Gaye's bow was sighted some  400 yards from the Fury, with ���'  just her bow pointing morosely -  to the sky.   Before I alighted on  the deck of the Alaska.   Some of  the mystery had been explained  partially.  The officers and. crew of the  Alaska made the trip to Vancou- ���?  ver comfortable. As men of the  sea they seem to sense the  extreme futility of a lone man's  confrontation with the raw uncontrolled forces of nature and  although it wasn't a complete win  it was a lesson of respect. ;i'-  12.  Coast News, March 1,1977.  Coast  comment  Is a Big Sawmill Good For You?  by Adrian Stott  - The Regional District has  started processing a rezoning  to allow L&K Lumber to operate  a large sawmill just north of  Williamson's Landing. The mill  would employ about 250 people.  The initial reaction, both of the  regional board and of the community, has been most favourable. This area desperately needs  more jobs, they say. But the  proposal means much more than  that, and nobody seems to be  talking about the other issues.  First, it is well known that each  new job in a major industry  creates 3 or 4 other new jobs  in the area. The reason for  this is that the new industrial  worker and his family all have to  eat, get their cars fixed, etc., and  so the effect of his salary is multiplied as it passes through the  community. So, we are actually  talking about at least 1000 new  jobs if the mill is built. Great,  the more jobs the better, you say?  Well, let's look at who will get  thesejobs.  The Sunshine Coast is a very  attractive place to live in, so much  so that many people will accept  less work if that is the price of  coming here. To put it another  way, if you are going to be unemployed, you might as well do it  in nice surroundings, and it  seems that this is the main cause  of our high unemployment rate,  increasing the number of industrial jobs here, then, will mainly  serve to alter temporarily the  balance between things drawing  people to this area and things  holding them back, so it is new  workers who will move in until  these jobs are filled. Because of  this, it is unlikely that all these  new jobs will really reduce the  (number of unemployed people on  the coast, because if one of them  The anchor of the Langdale  Queen is pictured  here  being swung off the Twin J. on its arrival in Gibsons.  It will be on display on the municipal lawn.  gets one of the new jobs, he will  only be replaced by a new resident looking for work. Perversely, a U. S. study has shown that  major increases in jobs in attractive areas can actually raise the  local unemployment rate, as more  people hearing of possible work  will move in than there are new  jobs available. New jobs a cause  of worse unemployment? Ridiculous -buttrue, I'm afraid.  What about the other effects  of all these new people? Remember 1000 new families means 3000  new people, all being added in  quite a short time. This would  about double the population of  the Gibsons area, and such fast  growth almost always causes  serious social problems. Public  facilities, such as schools, can't  keep up and become overcrowded, and with so many strangers  about, crime and particularly  juvenile delinquency increase  alarmingly. Taxes always go  up. Also, land 'development will  occur very fast, and there will  be much pressure to relax some  development rules which protect  the environment, because these  new people have to be housed,  don't they?  On the subject of environment,  the location of the mill deserves  attention, too. It would be right  next to the mouth of Oulette  Creek, an important salmon  stream. Although the area between Langdale and Port Mellon  may be the best for industry,  there are good and bad places  to locate within that area, and  filling an estuary seems rather  suspect.  Criticizing a proposal such as  this often brings accusations of  negativism and selfishness,  but my response is that our real  aim should be to make this community better, and this can be  done without, and isn't the same  as, just making it bigger. An  alternative to a large new mill?  How about more local enterprises  like the Roberts Creek pottery  or Crosby's shake mill, which are  more likely to quietly employ  our present residents without  harmfully disrupting our community or our environment.  Madeira Splash Landing  A malfunction in the fuel  system forced a wheeled aircraft  to land in the harbour at Madeira  Park on Saturday, February 26th.  The three occupants, two adult  males and a four-year old girl  were rescued unharmed.  Rescued were the pilot David  Keith Anderson, 32, of Surrey,  B. C. and William Ronald Mac-  laren of Delta, B. C. Anderson's  four-year old daughter, Tara,  also escaped unhurt. Efforts to  salvage the aircraft were successful.  Full Facilities!  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