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 F"  BBBHH  Si  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15$ per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  TiU  ��  f*B/-  18  Volume 30, Number 4  January 25,1977  Doug M\oy appointed Se^i|It Village Planner  Newly appointed Sechelt Village Planner, Doug:'Roy, outlines his  proposals before the Sechelt  Village Council on Wednesday, January 19th  \      t **��ft  Routine business at Gibsons Council Sechelt shooting  Gibsons council held a brief,  regularly-scheduled meeting on  Tuesday, January 18th. In attendance at the meeting were Aldermen Metzler and Hume and  Alderwoman Goddard. The  meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.  In the routine business handled  it was reported that the ambulance building was going well.  It was further reported that the  Board of Health was pressing for  a full-time inspector, the village  having gone through four such  officials in the past two years.  The sometimes vexatious question of water supply was discussed. It was reported to council  that the pre-cast water tanks on  Vancouver Island had been investigated and looked like what  was needed. The matter was  turned over to the Engineering  Department for futher action.  The question of whether to  co-operate with the. regional  district in providing recreational  facilities throughout the area was  raised but,since only a skeleton  council was present the matter  was left over to the next meeting.  The planning committee announced that the original plans  for Gibsons Harbour Lodge had  been approved. The committee  felt that the mobile home by-law  would require further investigation.  Dick Ranniger, for seven  years fire chief in Gibsons Volunteer Fire Department, received a  presentation from council as a  token of appreciation of his community service.  The council heard a complaint  from Helen Johnstone of Helen's  Fashion Shoppe about water  seeping through her walls because of the black-topping, of  the road in front of the Credit  Union. She said that she had  been in contact with the Credit  Union but had received no satisfaction. Council advised her to'  write to the Credit Union and then,  bring their answer to council.  charges laid  Maud Ethel Taylor, aged thirty-five, of 1358 Spindrift Avenue,  Sechelt, was formally charged on  Friday, January 21st, with one  count of second-degree murder  and one count of attempted murder ���   '     7  The charges arise out of the  shooting death of her twelve-year  old son, Brian James Taylor  which occurred on January 16th,  and the wounding of her nine-  year old daughter, Susan Roberta  Taylor, who was shot at the same  time.  Young Brian Taylor was fatally  shot with one shot from a .22 calibre rifle. His sister was wounded  two or three times by the same  weapon. She is reported in satisfactory shape in hospital, as is her  mother who turned the weapon on  herself after the shooting of the  children.  Will Gibsons Flay?  Alderman Jim Metzler makes presentation to Dick Ranniger in recognition  of his seven years as Gibsons Fire Chief  Gibsons welcomes new restaurant  Forty-five guests at the invitational opening dinner at Yoshie's  were both delighted and reassured on Thursday evening,  January 20th. Delighted because  they were treated to a sumptuous  nine-course dinner of very high  culinary standards indeed; reassured because, if what has  happened at Yoshie's can happen  to a former dental office, there  must still be great hope for the  world.  The menu included at delightful  won ton soup, a crisp, green salad  with a variety of dressings,  splendid chop suey and chow  mein dishes, barbecued pork  fried rice, a combination of glazed  duck and pork in an exquisite  sauce, cold baked rock cod, and  sweet and sour pork at its best. If  anything other than scrumptious  deep-fried won tons is missing  from this list, it's only because  this reporter, along about the  eighth course having enthusiastically applied himself to every  thing that came by, was getting a  little glazed himself. No excuse  that, however, for failing to remember the prawns. Oh the  prawns. -  A real log fire burned in the  grate and the decor of Yoshie's  restaurant has been done with  exquisite taste. What we have  here is a charmingly small, beautifully appointed, intimate restaurant with just great cooking.  Welcome to Gibsons, Yoshie.  There was a great concern  shown at the Wednesday night  meeting of the Parks ��� and Recreation Committee over whether  Cibsons council would actively  support a concept of overall  recreation funding in the regional  board area. The matter will be  taken to council soon for consideration. Chairman Norm Watson  feels that were seperate referen-  dums held on a specified area  basis certain projects included in  the blanket referendum would  have to be sacrificed to the detriment of the area as a whole. "I  am firmly opposed to anything  that would contribute to that kind  of division", he stated, "I think  this has to be done on an area  wide basis, and projects funded  where they can clearly be shown  to be of a high priority based on  a percentage to priority rating."  (a cost to use ratio)  Foremost in Gibsons' concerns  . is the funding of the proposed  swimming pool, apart from the  $300,000. acquired through the  N.I.P. (Neighbourhood Improvement Project) council would have  to provide in order to complete  the pool as designated, $100,000.  (a 20 to 25 metre open pool  with a plastic bubble for shelter).  Should Gibsons go to referendum  asking, for example, two or three  mils for  recreational  purposes,  Watson feels that the districts  request would stand no chance.  One mil represents one thousand  part the assessed value of your  properties therefore, as was the  case in Sechelt recently where  new home values were $75,000.  the home owner pays $7.50 for  each mil levied. He would pay  $22.50 per year (less than 50  cents per week) if the regional  board approves the five year  plan with a 3 mil levy.  Included in the proposal to'  be brought before the board are:  a walking trail alongside Chapman Creek; tennis courts for the  acreage alongside the Group  home, Wilson Creek; a roadside  park at Selma Park; improvements to Chaster Park; a moto-  cross track in the wilderness  area of east Porpoise Bay; a  kiddies moto-cross bicycle track  in the treed area of Hackett  Park; the Sechelt Marsh wildlife area; an extension of the  Sechelt. Arena to include four  sheets of curling ice; the Com-,  munity Hall project in Roberts  Creek; the development of D.L.  906 as a park (between Pine Road  and the trailer court); a new Arts  Centre for Sechelt; the libraries  budget management; and the  Riding Club arena-stable complex.  The regular meeting of the Sechelt Village Council agreed  on Wednesday, January 20th, 1977, to hire Doug Roy for a one-  year trial period as Village Planner at a retainer of $200. per  month.  In his address to the council preliminary to his hiring, Roy  suggested to council that ' 'One way to direct your present  approach to planning is to imagine Sechelt as a fully developed  town and, having thought about this, ask yourself: Do I like  this place? Is it a pleasant, efficient town in which to live, raise  a family, work, shop and do business? Are there adequate  numbers of parks, trails, open spaces? Is the downtown core  well designed? Are the beaches and associated waters clean  and accessible? Is the flow of traffic smooth and easy? Is the  cost of municipal operation reasonable? If you can answer the  questions with a simple *YES' it will mean that successive  councils have done their planning homework. Now is the time  to develop concepts and policies which will assure affirmative  answers."  Mr. Roy gave the meeting  some examples of areas which to  his mind deserved some prompt  attention. Such an area, he suggested, would be the upland and  shores of east and west Porpoise  Bay which he designated a particularly sensitive area largely  because it drains into an even  more sensitive area - Porpoise  Bay itself.  Roy said that Porpoise Bay is  especially sensitive because it  and its shoreline are examples  of at lease two resources on which  society places great value,  namely: a natural environment -  creek mouths, the marsh, eel  grass; a recreational area - an  island, protected sea.   It is also  a commercial area.   It has marinas, Tyee Airways,  gravel extraction,  log booming,   herring  fishing.   "At the present time,"  said Roy,' 'the bay is the recipient  of some garbage.   Come to the  head of the bay  at high tide  and count coffee cups for yourself." he invited.   Roy said that  at the present time the bay receives a silty runoff from Seaside  Village - an indication of future  problems.  "The area is termed sensitive," .said Roy, "because if  upland development and the  natural recreational and commercial uses are to co-exist some  careful planning must be done.''  Roy suggested that the ques-  ��� - '      .-������������        i  More Sechelt News  In other Sechelt Council business it-was moved by Alderman  Thompson and seconded by  Alderwoman . Kolibas that the  Aits Council's proposal to build  on village lots be approved in  principle. The motion carried.  During committee reports  Alderman Booth reported that he  would be attending a civil defence course at Arnprior on  February 14th. He also reported  that the Sechelt Fire Department  was in the process of electing a  new fire chief.  k -Alderman i^pmpson ..reported  that Dayton and Knight had  started their engineering for  sewers and wished council's  approval of a treatment plant site.  It was moved by Alderman  Thompson and seconded by  Alderman Booth that council  approve the use of lots 44 to 47 of  Block R for a treatment plant site.  The motion carried.  The meeting was adjourned at  9:45 p.m.  tion the council should be posing  to itself would be "Do we accept  this view of the Porpoise Bay  area?" It was Roy's contention  that a negative answer to this  question would mean "What the  hell, let the place go ahead, backwards, sideways, we don't care."  On the other hand an affirmative  answer to the question would  call for some prompt planning  action.  A second area of concern that  Roy thought might be discussed  was the growth of the Sechelt  hinterland which, he felt, combined with a sewage system will  bring development pressure on  the commercial area. "The concept of Urban Design enters  here," said Roy, "the Vicinity  Study indicates that local citizens  would like to have a personally  oriented community and the  'maintenance of human scale'."  "What do these ideas mean in  terms of street design, public  spaces, building facades, street  furniture, and so on?" asked  Roy. He suggested that successive councils ought to decide,  beyond mere zoning, what specific forms of development they  would like to see or might consider essential in the core.  In a third area of prime concern, Roy stressed that provision  ought to be made for recreational  ' and cultural activities within the  village. "Walking and cycling  circuits would enhance the de-  sireability of Sechelt as a place to  live and visit and creation of  facilities for the pursuit of cultural activities needs to be included as an element in long term  l.plaiming.'V.,- 7 >;. 77.777':'7.:-..���;.  In a further recommendation,  Roy suggested that Council  should encourage the Chamber  of Commerce to form an Urban  Design Panel which would concern itself mainly with the downtown core.  Alderman Thompson, seconded by Alderman Booth, moved  that Sechelt Village hire Roy for  the specified one-year trial  period. The motion carried.  Sergeant   Nicholas,   head   of   Gibsons  RCMP detachment, outlines his views  to the Gibsons Harbour Businessmen's  Association. x  Nicholas addresses meeting  Sergeant Nicholas, head of the  Gibsons' R.C.M.P. detachment,  was a guest at the meeting of the  Gibsons Harbour Business Association meeting held on Wednesday, January 19th. He answered  questions on speeding and vandalism.  On the question of vandalism,  Sergent Nicholas reiterated his  opinion that; while vandalism was  always a source of concern, in actual fact, there was much less  difficulty with it in Gibsons than  he had met in his previous posting in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver. "It wasn't unusual there,"  said the Sergeant, "to see up to  fifty youths hanging around street  corners.  On speeding, Sergeant Nicholas expressed strong concern  about the lack of public awareness  -that the speed limit in school  zones was actually twenty miles  per hour during the daylight  hours. Police officers with radar  have been stopping motorists \  speeding through school zones  and heretofore have given only  warnings but henceforth would be  issuing speeding tickets with  their consequent penalty points  on the driver's licence. Sergeant  Nicholas stressed that vigilance in  the school zones during daylight  hours was especially important if  unfortunate accidents were to be  avoided.  In other discussions, there was  a vigorous exchange of view between the members of the Association concerning the problems  of youth. Norm Peterson said the  Lions used to put Teen Dances on  but invariably ran into troubles so  discontinued the practice.  Looking ahead to the Sea Cavalcade, it was suggested that a  list of places for visitors to stay.  should be compiled well in advance of the Sea Cavalcade. This.,  has been done, with some success  in the past. y  A supervisor for Shell Oil Company in Vancouver was in atten-^  dance at the meeting and there.,'  was some inconclusive discussion  as to the reasons for the apparent  disparity in gasoline prices be  tween the Sunshine Coast  Powell River, for example. The  supervisor said that the Shell station would be painted this spring,  but that he has no jurisdiction  over the bulk storage tanks in the  harbour area.  In the absence of Bill Edney,  Michael Nutland of the Dogwood  Cafe was in the chair.  and  unshine Coast every Tu ^m��va��iw��  Coast News, January 25,1977  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  Phone 886-2622  Published at Gibsons, B.C., every Tuesday  by The Glassford Press  Advertising - David Thompson  Advertising/Photographer - Ian Corrance  Receptionist/Bookkeeper - M. M. Laplante  Production - H. Sum  Typesetting -Lindy Moseley  Editor - John Burnside  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.  Sechelt Council  The Sechelt Council is to be congratulated on its decision to hire Doug  Roy on a one-year trial basis as Village  Planner. It would appear from the  presentation that Mr. Roy made at  the last Sechelt Council meeting that  he is a man of energy, imagination  and foresight. Such men are invaluable  and it is to the credit of the village  council that they recognized the worth  of the man and the potential benefits  to their community that may accrue  as a result of the decision to utilize  his energy and talents.  The issues that Roy raised in his presentation are both thoughtful and  thought-provoking. They raise basic  questions of the quality of life that  we might hope to prevail against the  pressures of growth and development  and it would appear that the people  of the Sunshine Coast in its entirety  could join the people of Sechelf in their  gratification that such a man has come  forward  and offered to be  of service.  We can have no hesitation in saying  that we will watch Mr. Roy's progress  in this trial year with a great deal of  interest.  Recreation  The concern being expressed in Gibsons about the urgent desirability of improving the availability of facilities designed to engage in a constructive way  the energies of the young is most certainly not premature. The last few years have  seen the arrival on the Sunshine Coast of  several new recreational facilities. As  yet, however, little has been provided for  the young poeple ofthe area.  That this mayor and council are concerned with the issue is commendable.  It would appear questionable, however, if the best way to achieve long term  goals in the area of recreation is to swim  defiantly up stream against the current of  co-operation which would appear to be  starting to flow throughout the regional  district. As the largest single municipality in our area, Gibsons' importance to  any region-wide co-operative recreation  scheme would be hard to over-emphasize.  There would appear to be an opportunity nascent to effect co-operation in recreation now that the Regional Board and  the School Board seem anxious to explore  joint recreational development. It would  be a great pity if the intransigence of the  Gibsons Council made such area-wide cooperation impossible. We hope they consider carefully.  Conflict of interest  The question raised by E. R. East in  the letters to the editor column this week  is a disturbing one indeed. Both elected  officials and public servants have the  duty to ensure that in matters of conflict  of interest they are not only above reproach, but clearly seen by the pulic to be  above reproach.  That the question has been publicly  raised is already a matter of some concern. It may be that the Village Clerk and  the Village Council of Gibsons would be  well advised to make a clarifying statement or, in the case of the Council, at  least a statement of policy in this regard.  ...from the files of Coast News  FIVE YEARS AGO  A change has been made in the operation ofthe fare system on B.C. ferries out  of Langdale, Horseshoe Bay and Jervis  Inlet area. This change allowing the purchase of single fares will start April First.  Commuter books will disappear.  Mr. & Mrs. Lafond of Hopkins Landing  celebrated their 53rd Wedding Anniversary on January 18 and reported they enjoyed themselves by being snowed in.  10 YEARS AGO  Starting April 1, 1967, Unemployment  Insurance will be available for most employees of farms, ranches, nurseries,  greenhouses, horticulturists, fruit, vegetable , flower growers.    .  -Do you need coal?...  Drumheller lump - $30. a ton  Drumheller egg - $29. a ton  Heat Glow Briquette - $36. a ton  15 YEARS AGO  Father and son are lost in gale. Hope  has been given up of finding alive Harold  Fearn, 50, and his son Tim, 20, who were  last heard from Friday night while on a  trip from Centre Bay, Gambier Island to  Horseshoe Bay.  Ben Hur, the epic story of courage and  faith by General Lew Wallace will be  shown at Sechelt Theatre.  20 YEARS AGO  Until further notice the Post Office at  Gibsons will close at 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  25 YEARS AGO  Mrs. W. Fulkerson of Headlands, was  one in a million winner of a 29 crib hand  when she played against a friend in the  person of Mrs. M. Griffis of Headlands,  recently.*  School.District 46 officials breathed a  sigh of relief and pride when Dave Wilson  of the Wilson Construction Company officially handed over the near $300,000.  Elphinstone Junior-Senior High School  Wednesday.  For Sale: Tenders called for sale of three  shacks and surplus material at Gibsons  High School. Apply Wilson Construction  Co.  30YEARSAGO  Conditions of Peninsula roads has become so serious that residents are  organizing volunteer crews to make repairs. Trucks and cars in Sechelt are  forced to dodge mud holes in the roads by  using boulevards and foot paths along a  quarter mile stretch through the village,  thus forcing pedestrians to walk on the  roads.  Classified Advertising Announcement:  So far there have been no cases of chicken  pox in Kleindale (near Garden Bay) but  we all have our fingers crossed.  .j-       *  Gibson's Landing, 1930's. Building constructed at foot of  School Road by C. P. Smith for use as a Post Office following  retirement of W. W. Winn. Ed Kullander Garage, with Model  A Ford in front, along Gower Point Road.  Proprietors who feel  that things are slow in the lower village might take slight  solace from the fact that business was not exactly booming  here forty years ago either. Helen McCall photo, donated to  Elphinstone Pioneer Museum by Anne Burns. by L. R. Peterson  Musings  John Burnside  There's a line from a song by  Tom Waites which goes "I never  saw my home town till I stayed  away too long" - and incidentally  if you haven't made the acquaintance of Tom Waites yet I can  only draw him to your attention.  He is a young American gentleman who has effected a viable  and moving, synthesis of blues  and jazz and poetry. He sings:  and plays piano and guitar and  writes his own true glimpse of  the great cosmic game with tenderness and a wry humour which  is a delight and an inspiration to  all with ears to hear.  Forgive the digression.    Let's!,  get back to the quotation.' It is)  a fact, is it not, that we frequently  take for granted those things that  were most familiar in our childhood.  In my case, I spent my formative years in a little town called  Mauchline in Ayrshire in southwestern Scotland. It had a few  modest claims to fame. For  example, just after the Second  World War for ten or fifteen  years in' a dingy little workshop  in a back alley half a dozen men  bent over the machinery in the  gloom and what you were looking  at was the world's only curling  stone factory. A little known  writer called Guy McCrone was  a Mauchline resident in my time  but McCrone was his nom de  plume and I could never find  out what his real name was. He  wrote a fine trilogy of novels  called Red Plush set in Mauchline  and Glasgow in the late nineteenth century. Was he a teacher, a doctor, the town drunk?  I never knew.  By far, of course, the most  famous of the men associated  with Mauchline was the poet  Robert Burns who moved to the  farm called Mossgiel on the edge  of town in his early teens and  became the tenant farmer there  at the age of fifteen when his  father died. I used to cycle past  Mossgiel farm,  and the  Burns  Monument which commands the  skyline on the north side of town  on ray way to watch the steam  engines pulling the Glasgow-London express trains hurtle under  the green mound of Mauchline  tunnel. Once I think I got a puppy  from the tenants of Mossgiel in  the early fifties.  In the middle of the village on  Loudon Street stood Poosie  Nansies Howff, in my childhood  still thatch-covered and with cobblestones preserved in front and  still doing yeoman service as a  local pub.   A plaque on the wall  read in part: "This is the house  though built anew/ Where Burns  cam weary frae the pleugh..." .  In a lane called Castle Street  where we lived in a single room  when we first moved to Mauchline stood grouped together the  house in which the young Jean  Armour grew up and the house  next door where Burns brought  her finally wedded with a huge  double bed on the back of his  wagon to the mortification of  the neighbours.  "Across the lane from the  houses was the Mauchline Auld  Kirk where Burns was forced on.  more than one occasion to appear  publicly on the cutty-stool to  confess his moral errors before  the fervent puritanical hypocrisy  of the kirk elders, one of whom  he so ably lampooned later in  Holy Willie's Prayer.  South and west of the village  ran the Water Ayr along whose  sylvan banks the poet wandered  with his Highland Mary, and later  in life with Melancholy. The  little river there runs through  sandstone cliffs covered with  grand o)d trees and rhododendron  bushes. We used to go there to  watch the frogs spawn in the  spring of our innocent times,  later in adolescence to snickering-  ly spy on strolling lovers.  On the outskirts of the village  were the grand estates of Ballo-  chmyle, now a hospital, and Bar-  skimming and, a little further  out Boswell, where the biographer of Samuel Johnson grew  to privileged manhood.  Through these scenes, happy  and oblivious, I cycled and walked  intent on my own adventures.  I was not, in any meaningful  sense to make the acquaintance  of the man who was Robert  Burns until I had entered manhood myself and was thousands  of miles from Mauchline.  Last year, just at this time of  the year, I made a. return visit  to Mauchline and saw again the  old places with new and appreciative eyes. I watched the Ayrshire  farmers turn the frost-free green  sod over to the rich, red sandstone soil while behind their  ploughs, mechanized now, the  crows and seagulls flocked as  they must have done when poor,  struggling Burns ran his single,  horse-drawn blade through the  field mouse nests on Mossgiel  Farm. I was home and I was  happy.  A man's a man for a' that  Is there for honest poverty  That hirigs his head, an' a' that?  The coward slave, we pass him by-  ..  We dare be poor for a' that I  For a'that, an'a'that,  Our toils obscure, an' a' that, '  The rank is but the guinea's stamp,  The man's the gowd for a' that.  What though on namely fare we dine,  Wearhoddingrey.an'a' that?   ;  Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine-  A man's a man for a* that.  For a'that, an'a'that,  Their tinsel show, an'a'that,  The honest man, tho' e'er sae poor,  Is king o' men fora" that.  Yeseeyon birkieca'd "alord,"  Whastruts, an' stares, an' a' that?  Tho' hundreds worship at his word,  He's but a cuif for a'that.  For a'that, an" a'that,  His ribband, star, an' a' that,  The man o' independent mind,  He looks an'laughs at a'that.  A prince can mak a belted knight,  A marquis, duke, an'a'that!  But an honest man's aboon his might-  Guid faith, he mauna fa' that!  For a" that, an'a'that,  Theirdignities.an'a'that, ,  The pith o" sense an' pride o' worth,  Are higher rank than a' that.  Then let us pray that come it may  (As come it will for a'that),  That Sense and Worth o'er a' the earth,  Shall bear the gree an'a'that.  For a' that, an' a' that.  It's comin yet for a'that,  That man to man, the world, o'er  Shall brithers be for a' that.  Robert Burns  Slings & Arrows  George Matthews  Man is a curious creature, and  while, he ' generally displays a  remarkable patience and tolerance in the face of some pretty  terrible events, he occasionally  shows a side of himself that defies rational understanding.  Take the case of Gary Gilmore  for example. Now I'm sure you  have had your fill of this despicable character but I think it  . may be instructive to examine  some of the peculiar ironies of  the case in light of my current  theme. Here was a man who  spent a great deal of time engaged in acts of evil, so depraved  and so downright rotten that even  television' is unlikely to report  the extent of the sordid details,  (at least until after the children's  hour); a self confessed murderer,  a person to whom, under normal  circumstances, you would not  give the time of day, let alone  invite to dinner.  You would think that once Mr.  Gilmore was caught, tried, convicted and sent to prison that  decent folk would tolerate his  presence among them no further.  In short, the less heard of him the  better. If that is what you thought  you seriously underestimated  the amount of forgiveness and  tolerance instilled in mankind  by our Creator. When, from  behind those prison walls, Mr.  Gilmore demanded his rights,  thousands, no, tens of thousands  of God's noblest work cried out  in support of the rights of their  wayward brother. Over a period  of two or three months he was in  court more times than a firm of  Toronto lawyers insisting that his  rights should be respected and  voices from every corner of the  land were raised in his behalf.  Mr. Gilmore's . "rights" in  this case centered around what  he conceived to be his inalienable, natural born. God given  right to die. True, the Utah  authorities did originally sentence  him to die but it began to appear  as though these authorities consisted of a better class of person  than Mr. Gilmore and did not take  well to killing. The authorities'  natural indisposition to slaughter  did not sit well with Mr. Gilmore  however and he carried on insisting and eventually he and the  wishes of the people prevailed,  the authorities relented and his  "right to die" was granted.  The "right to die" is a most  peculiar notion. If any one of  those law abiding people who  supported Mr. Gilmore had, at  some point, been, filled with the  desire to take themselves off, so  to speak, he would run the risk  of offending any number of  friends and relations not to mention the vigilant forces of the law.  But, let one of them be thrown  into prison, stripped of his freedom, spat upon by the entire  human race, then he could call  upon the i courts, newspapers,  television and a considerable part  of   peace   loving,   law   abiding  Editors Quote Book  humanity to leap to the barricades  in defence of his "right to die".  In other words, Mr. Gilmore had  a whole lot more "rights" than  you and I, a most ironic idea.  The irony of the situation does  not end there. Gilmore was a  killer and according to him he  didn't much mind it. In fact, if  we are to believe his hired interviewer, he would have pursued  his avocation unhindered by remorse or conscience had he not  been apprehended. On top of  that, when caught, he expressed  the wish to be executed. Now  your average, sane and rational  person may, now and then be  possessed, (perhaps as a result'  of the occasional Sunday morning '  hangover), by a death wish, but  I think it is safe to say that the  oerson who carries on to the point  of complete boredom about his  desire to die is probably nuts.  I  don't know  about  you  but  when I perceive that a person is  displaying the symptoms of total  insanity then I'm usually inclined  to take his comments with a certain grain of salt.    Not so with  Mr.  Gilmore.     His every  word  was recorded and fawned over  by a sizeable segment of those  normally sane, rational and toler-,  ant  folk  I  referred  to   earlier.:  When he orated about his right  to die millions assented in hushed  reverence.   When he uttered his,  last words "Lets do it", a host  of   journalistic    quills    flashed  across the page to record the wis- >  dom for all posterity. When told; i  "he died with dignity", half of;  humanity bowed their heads  in,  awe and respect.  The final irony of the case is,  that   the  people   standing  four,  square   behind   Mr.   Gilmore's  rights, the people so fascinated  by    his    every    pronouncement;  were  not those  belly crawling,  bleeding hearts but none other;  than your average, down home,  eye for an eye red neck.- Those;  civil liberties fellows were doing:  their   best   to   ignore   Mr.   Gil- i  more's    protestations. They'  fought  like  hell  to  make  sure  that  his  "rights"  were  denied;  and in this case I'll have to agree  with them. I'm just mean enough  to have wished that his "rights"  were denied hinu I can't think of  a more appropriate punishment  for him than to have been forced  to sit out the rest of his days in  the confines of his cell speculating upon the unspeakable things  that he did, and, worst of all,:  being entirely ignored by the rest'  of humanity.  I started out by saying that man  is a curious creature and I thinlc  that the public response to Gary  Gilmore just about proves it!  Fortunately, the inconsistancies  of mankind usually come put oh  the side of patience and tolerance  and I would hope that the kind  of bizarre spectacle that Gary  Gilmore offered us will be enough  to put us off executions for good. '  // at first you do succeed,  it  can  give you a  false  sense of security..        Frank Tyger Clark writes ...  From the Back Porch m  Coast News, January 25,1977.  Like I have said before, when  the kid is cussin' an hollerin*, he  is mine. On t'uther hand when he  is scrubbed real good an has  combed his hair, he belongs to  the wife.  This is one of the facks of  life you get to find out after  you have ben married a few  years. There are sum others  that don't get much better when  you think o'n 'em a wile, but like  my old Granddad used to say,  one pain in the tail end is enuf  fer one time.  Anyhow, when I tried to get  to the workbench t'uther nite,  the kid is hollerin' why ain't I  got a ten-ton press, becus he has  got to get this here pinion gear  on the shaft fer motorcycle  Number 9 an I figger I am lucky  to have a pipe wrench, the way  he has ben bustin' tools lately.  The opporchunity is too gud to  miss so I tells him I have ben  savin' the money fer a real  speshul tool an he asts wots  that?  It is fer gettin' yur feet frum  under my table, I ses, an we is  off to a real gud start.  Wile he is cussin' I put the  mikrometer on the shaft an she  has about three or four thousand  interference so I start up the torch  an warmpth up the gear gentle  like.  When the spit sizzles on the  gear his cussin' is start in' to  rundown. Mebbe he is figgerin'  it ain't the feet under the table  wot is the real problem an mebbe  wot ain't on the table cud be a  helluva" lot worse.  The gear has expandid purty  good an I slipt it on the shaft  an she slid down kerplunk an  wus real tite when it cooled an  shrunk up. The kid luks interes-  tid an he ain't savin' nuthen but  Letters to the Editor  Conflict  Editor:  We hear a great deal lately  about conflict-of-interest cases  involving public employees. We  may have one here in Gibsons  that reminds me of the story  about the farm dog. Because of  his value to the farm the dog was  well fed by his owner from his  own bowl on the back porch.  However, when no one was watching he raided the hens' nests  and ate the eggs that were supposed to go to the grocer to pay  for the dog-food he had just  eaten.  Here in Gibsons we seem to  have a Village Clerk who has  opened a retail store in direct  competition with some of the merchants whose taxes help pay his  salary. With one hand it appears  he takes his pay and with the  other he, in effect, dips into their  tills. I understand his wife  manages the store, but in such a  case husband and wife are considered to be one person. I suppose he issued a Trade Licence  to himself! Because his office  handles all Municipal business,  the Clerk, for protection of his  own good name, should surely  refrain from personal profit-  making business in the municipality where he is employed, and  I am astonished and distressed  that the Mayor and Council of  Gibsons have allowed this situation to develop.  E. R. East  Gambier L  Editor:  The proposed bylaw which the  "Gambier Island Officials" wish  to pass certainly seems to have  the environments best interests  in mind. We need such laws and  power to determine how far we  can let economic growth overshadow our health and welfare  as well as our esthetic needs.  Even in the criminal code  there are laws which are seldom  used, but are present should the  need arise. Perhaps that is the  trouble with the workings of the  Regional Board,(it wishes to enforce . every   law   it   conceives  to the letter on every occasion).  Laws are made to protect people,  but there is no such thing as blanket coverage. Blind execution by  a self-perpetuating bureaucracy  serves no one.  Mr. Mulligan's fear that the  existing booming grounds would  close down is ill founded. There  are too few sheltered areas handy  to Vancouver mills for companies  to close down. Also those mills  are destined to move in our direction sooner or later.  This being a reasonable assumption, surely we should get  ready to exercise our right to  determine where we are willing  to let them settle. If we do not,  then it will be a disaster far  greater than any urban housing  development gone wild, which is  the reason why the Regional  Board was formed. Is it possible  the S.C.R.D. finds itself so much  more efficient at shovelling bylaws down the throats of private  home owners than large corporations?  One of these forest industry  booming concerns has created  a tremendous change in a local  ecosystem. No longer than fifteen years ago that area supported two varieties of salmon in  numbers nearing thousands. Today, scarcely a hundred spawn in  decreasing numbers each year.  The spawning areas were bulldozed to keep a bridge from  washing out.  Fish don't spawn weiriff midstream. They need gravel bottom, back eddies and cut-banks  which allow just enough current  to keep the eggs in oxygen, yet  not washed away or silted over.  Unfortunately, these areas collect  wood debris which moves on in  high water to plug culverts.  This is merely a single example  in one area. There used to be  clams, oysters, steelhead, cutthroat, grouse, deer, and all other  associates in numbers far superior to those of today. Plant and  animal marine life cannot survive  without sunlight. They don't care  for oil to live and breathe in. Bark  and rotten logs form a lousy  seabed. Waterborne logs do a  fine job of crushing life in the  tidal zone.  An owner of a present day  booming site sold her land, believing it was going to be used as  a mink ranch. She liked the idea  and sold well below the market  value at the time.   Today it is a  Church Services  Roman CathoUc Services  Rev. T. Nicholson, Pastor  Times of Sunday Mass:  8:00 p.m. Saturday and 12 Noon  Sunday at St. Mary's Church in  Gibsons   .  In Sechelt: 8:30 a.m. Our Lady of  Lourdes Church, Indian Reserve  10:00 a.m. Holy Family Church  885-9526  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30a.m. -St. John's  Davis Bay  11:15a.m. -Gibsons  886-2333  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  Member P.A.O.C.  Phone 886-7107  Highway and Martin Rd.  Sunday School9:45 a.m.  Morning Worship 11 a.m.  Evening Service 7 p.m.  Wed. Bible Study 7:30 p.m.  Pastor G. W.Foster  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENUST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sat. 3:00p.m.  ' Hour of Worship Sat., 4 p.m.  St. John's United Church,  Davis Bay  Pastor C. Dreiberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone 885-9750  883-2736  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  Services and Sunday School are  held each Sunday at 11:15 a.m. in  St. John's United Church, Davis  Bay.  Wed. Eve. Testimony 7:30p.m.  AU Welcome  Phone 885-3157 or 886-7882  Salvation Army  Camp Sunrise  Hopkins Landing  Sunday 2 p.m.  In the Chapel  886-9432  Everyone is Welcome  BAPTIST CHURCH  Pastor F.Napora  Office 886-2611 Res. 885-9905  CALVARY - Park Rd., Gibsons  SUNDAYS  Morning Worship 9:30 a.m.  Sunday School 10:45 a.m.  Evening Fellowship 7:00 p.m.  1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday  Thursday - Prayer and Bible  Study 7:00p.m.  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660.  Sunday School 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service 11:00 a.m.  Revival 7:00 p.m.  Bible Study Wed. 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  mess, but probably two hundred  times as valuable.in dollars.  Industry is hopelessly geared  to making more and more profits..  It will take the path of least resistance to' attain its purpose.  Realizing that fact, we cannot  control it by paying strict attention to money, jobs and salaries.  They are its personal ball game  on its home turf. Therefore you  can't prevent what is already established, but any increase can be  judged on its own merit. For instance, if the mills do move here,  they will bring their own men  with them, thus providing little  for the local labour market.  A last question to ask Mr.  Mulligan is whether he thinks  "bypassing the S.C.R.D. is such  an offence?" Their charter  was given to serve the people  in land development and if someone feels strongly enough about  an issue to go direct through  Victoria then it is his right. If  an organization is not speaking  for an individual or group and a  superior governing body believes  the cause is just, then there  should be no question. Since  when has the S.C.R.D. been  given the power of autocratic  decision and no appeal?  Gordon Arthur  More  Gambier  Editor:  I think the  Gambier  Plan  is  sensible and encouraging.    Log  ^~  Sound Construction  Carpen ter-Contractor  Interior Finishinq  House. Framing  Concrete Form Work  \    ' V  Gary Wallinder    886-2316  Box 920  Gibsons  he is thinkin', wich is alius gud.  He is real happy an tries to  soft soap me with a joke wot  has whiskers on it an he ses  ain't it wunnerful wot I lernt wile  he wus away in tech school? |  Well, sir, wen I cum back inter;  the kitchen the wife ses it is real  quiet an peaceful now an she is.  interestid how I done it so fast.  Well, I ses, it took a wile an she J  ses how cum? "|  You mite call it forty years, I  ses-or mebbe fifty.  An then I asts her wots fer I  supper, an if it is weenies, wot  the kid likes?  sorting, storage and all related  work generated is vital to this  area. The Gambier Plan is solidly  behind that. It also recognizes  the concern by residents, cottage  owners and boaters that the  island not deteriorate but grow in  a healthy way. Recreation and  industry can be compatible.  Booms create safe moorage for  thousands of boaters. We don't  want more regulations, there's  too many already, but if an in- 7.  dustry goes away overboard  flushing debris on us we'll ask it  to pull up its socks and act like  a neighbour.  Trying  to   create   controversy  here is like making tidal waves   -  with a tea cup.  Lex Hanson 7  Boom Man  Gambier Harbour  TICKETS FOR  SUNSHINE COAST  TRAVELLERS  can now be  prepared by:  hdkkHf/  885-3265  Cowrie St., Sechelt  Authorized Agent  for  United Airlines  Western Airlines  Princess Cruises  Ask  for this  folder  from our  representative,  who will be at:  Bella Beach Motel,  Sechelt. Tel: 885-9561  On Wednesday, February 2nd.  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Jan. 27th - 29th  We reserve the right to limit quantities ���^^����"^i^   t iwr��<p<  Coast News, January 25,1977  Here we see an old timer moving down the road, apparently leaving Roberts Creek  This is Your Life  By TRENT VARRO  ; ARIES - March 21  to April 20  2 You should be able to reap a rich  '. harvest of rewards for work done  ; in the past. Many persons have  "t been watching you and your  ��� work. Now is the time that it will  \ 'pay off!'  \ TAURUS - April 21 to May 20  \ Your business sense is very  I sharp right now, but watch out  I for legal entanglements that in-  \volve your partner or business  associates. Things can be rather  " "high strung" at the present.  I     CROSSWORD  PUZZLE  ACROSS       39 Nonprofes-  1 H.H. Munro     sionals  I    5 Make more 40 Equal  LIBRA  -  Sept.   22  to   Oct.   22  Channel your energies very carefully at this time. There are some  splendid opportunities coming up  that will challenge your ability to  understand the pattern of "human behaviour."  SCORPIO - Oct. 23 to Nov. 21  The stars are offering you many  opportunities now,to achieve  -your deepest wishes. If you carefully analyze your past life, you  can come up with the answer to  success.  TODAY'S   ANSWER  DOWN  1 Witch-trial  site  2 Critic,  Cleveland ���  3 Monarch's  natal day  (2 wds.)  4 Chemical  suffix  5 Donizetti's  "L'elisir ���"  6 Each  and all  7 Suffix for  profit  8 Christ  (3 wds.)  9 Inlet  13  15  18  19  21  25  21  31  34  35  intense  ;  11 Mingled  with  ''-12 Unwilling  13 Solitary  14 Deserves  15 Work unit  16 Medit.  island  X     (abbr.)  X 17 Word with  %     meg or  ��     ehest  X18 "The ��� of  '���:     Edwin  7,    Drood"  % 20 President's  ��':;    nickname  7 21 Remain;  :;     endure  X 22 Father  >     (Fr.)  X 23 "I Walk  ?    the ���"  24 Life or  breeches  25 Bakery  product  , 26 Baby whale  Xp "C* ��� la  '.'*    vie"  ;>28 Part of a  ;i    Roman  %    legion  -v31 ��� himmel!  *32 Ill-temper  ;{33 One (Ger.)  7t34 Cavalry-  '������������    man's need  ;^36 Ultimate  37 "Astolat"  maid  38 Ironwood  BAHAI NEWS  The local Baha'i Community  are hosting a series of public  meetings with informal talks and  discussions on topics of social  concern such as: "The Role of  Parents in Education of Children"; "The Development of  Human Potential". Speakers  vyill be Baha'is from U.B.C. and  Vancouver.  ; The first meeting, with Michael  Vermillyea, who is completing  his Masters in Geography at  "U.B.C, will be on Saturday,  ���January 29th at 8:00 p.m., the  ! topic: "The Meaning of Human  buffering". You are welcome to  'come, listen, and share your  views, at the Ripper residence on  King Road (off Chaster). For  'information call 886-2078.  400 Club  X Bank of Montreal employee,  Helen Sallis of Gibsons, was the  fortunate winner this week of the  $100. weekly prize in the Lions 400  Club Draw. The ticket was drawn  by Ron Rivard, manager of  Branch 109 of the Royal Canadian  Legion in Gibsons.  a  3  a  d  N  3  Vi  A  V  ~\  a  1  D  V  a  N  \  V  ~��  a  J.  S  V  1  a  "I  a  a  V  s  N  1  3  a  a  1  H  o  V  3  1  d  1  N  V  W  .L  s  a  =1  "1  V  .L  ��  V  ��  A  O  n  S  3  N  t  "1  3  2)  a  a  a  a  1  a  A|W  h  V  ���a  a  3  J_  s  DEE   HEH   -~m  s  i.  \  21  a  w  3  N  o  ~i  3  5  a  a  A  v  a  1  w  V  N  a  d  a  a  a  i  *  V  s  GEMINI - May 21  to June 20  Look for sudden shifts in your  worldly position. You may receive a gift or legacy of some  kind that will aid you greatly.  Don't press domestic matters  right now. Everything will work  out later.  CANCER - June 21 to July 21  Don't 'fly off the handle' over  some trivial matter next week! If  you do, you'll set yourself 'way  back'. Be patient, and understanding of others, and hold  your temper!  LEO - July 22 to August 21  new doors are being opened up  for you in your search for happiness in life. It is very likely that  someone will contact you during  the next week, who hasn't been  in touch with you for years.  VIRGO - August 22 to Sept. 21  Travel, communication and writing will probably take up much of  your time during the next couple  of weeks. It would pay you to  seek more "understanding" in  some problem that has bothered  you in the oast.  SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 to Dec 20  Great benefits are working for  you at this time. Much activity is indicated in matters that  have been 'on the shelf.' Your  social activities are strongly highlighted.  CAPRICORN - Dec. 21 Jan. 19  Your intuition here is sharpened and can help you greatly in  domestic matters. Be careful  with electricity and all electrical appliances. Your best base of  operations is your own home.  AQUARIUS ��� Jan. 20 - Feb. 18  This should be a generally favourable week. Legal matters,  legacies, institutions and hospitals are very much in the spotlight now. Get competent legal  help from a good lawyer if you  need it.  PISCES - Feb. 19 to Mar. 20  Many questions may come up  this week having to do with your  business life. There is a most  favourable aspect in the zodiac at  this time aiding you greatly.  Don't "jump" without thinking!  sn  3R  10 Cuddle  16 Yield  19 Coloration  22 Hungarian  dog  23 Milan's  opera  house  (2 wds.)  24 Curse;  scourge  ���  25 Prickly herb  26 Lurch  28 Winnie-the-  Pooh's  creator  29 Stocking  thread  30 Stage  direction  35 Shadowy  36 Kind of dog  lb  m  2B  ���52  12  14  26  24  22  n  20  33  29  \o  30  BONNIEBROOK LODGE  Beautiful    Sunshine Coast at Gower Point  Connie Achterberg  Your Hostess  & BREAKFAST  ^DINING ROOM  GUESTROOMS  886-9033  20% OFF  Everything on Shelves!  Fri. 28th and Sat. 29th  Alister McLean, Farley Mowatt,  Agatha Christie, Pierre Burton,  Wilber Smith, Emily Carr, Harry Boyle,  and many more!  ndp   bookstore  886-7744  Next to Sears in Gibsons Harbour  %&  OPENING  4:30 p.m. January 26th  TAKEOUT SERVICE  Hours:  4:30 p.m. to 12 p.m. Tues. to Sat.  4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday  Closed Sundays   *  A Warm Welcome Awaits You At  YOStfi'S  I\Xi O 1   J\ U iV /\IN   1      SnnnvrrPsr SI  Gibsons  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre  Our Specialities are Authentic Hong Kong Chinese Cuisine  Also   Charbroiled    Steaks   and    Fresh  Lobster Tails  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  i  *  i  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  i  3  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  +  +  +  +  . +  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  ��  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  J  *  *������-���  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  i  *  i  *  ��  *  *  *  *  *  CBC Television  wishes to announce the return of  to Gibson's Landing  and  the Sunshine Coast.  When the camera begins to roll this March, we will be into our sixth shooting season of this highly successful CBC-TV programme. The cast and the  crew of "The Beachcombers" would like to thank our friends in the Gibson's  area for all of their kindness in the past and consideration in the future. So  until we meet again this spring, the 1977 Beachcombers will be looking forward to another wonderful season on the Sunshine Coast.  P.S.  The crew of the Beachcombers will be looking for living quarters in the next  couple of months. If you have a house or apartment available, for any time  between March and October, please drop us a line. Furnished lodgings close  to G i bson 's are preferred.  Many Thanks From  THE BEACHCOMBERS  c/o C.B.C. Drama Dept.  700 Hamilton St.  Vancouver, B.C.  Phone: 665-8057  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  i  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  ��  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  t  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  i  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * ��� CBC Radio  Coast News, January 25,1977  Pages ^  Peter* Trower  If you're a poet, you frequently  get tossed such unanswerable  questions as: "How does that  stuff come to you?" Far be it  from me to try and explain the  milennial mystery of the creative  process. It has baffled cleverer  minds than mine. Suffice to say  that poems gestate somewhere in  the subconscious, triggered by  flashes of insight that are apt to  come from any direction. Last  August, I went out and got one  the hard way.  Writing's a sedentary game at  the best of times. Beset by the  midsummer blahs, I prevailed  upon Geoff Madoc Jones and  George Matthews to let me join  them on a two-day mountain-  hike. Geoff and George, likely  the most active English teachers  in the area, kindly consented.  What I was after was exercise not  poems. I was suffering from  typewriter-hypnosis and an advanced case of bone-laziness.  Our route involved crossing  and recrossing Howe Sound to the  vanished town of Woodfibre,  penetrating the smoke-pall  thrown by the still very-much-  active pulpmill and striking for  the high-country behind. Memories rushed me from every side as  we made our way through ruins  that were in every sense like the  aftermath of war. Here, one of  the Coast's friendlier communities had fought a brief battle  against economics and lost. Such  wry reflections were quickly dri  ven from my mind as we began  the ascent and my body began to  inform me how out-of-condition it  really was. I've scrambled  around a lot of mountains in my  time but have generally been driven the worst part of the way.  This was a shank's mare proposition from word go. By the time  we reached our destination above  the 4,000 foot level, my butt was  scraping the snow.  The original plan had been to  spend a couple of nights on the  mountain but next morning found  us fogged-in solidly. We wandered about the white misty  ridges for a couple of hours where  exposed rock hummocks reared  stunted trees and rotting stumps  like the thrones of strange mountain kings. The fog showed no  sign of lifting so it was decided to  head back down, a move not entirely to my displeasure.  The descent was. a damn sight  easier than the climb except for  an ill-fitting boot that rubbed a  couple of my toes raw. Back at  the bottom, we waited among the  evocative ruins until a ferry came  and took lis away. That night was  spent more comfortably in the  Squamish bars. None of us had  brought much cash and we were  down to our last pooled-dollar of  beer-money before Geoff managed magically, to cash a cheque.  It was like striking gold. We slept  at a campground, spent the next  morning nosing around the base  of Chieftain rock, then headed  Books with  John  Faustmann  Outrage  by David McTaggert  In 1972 the French were testing  nuclear weapons on Mururoa  Atoll in the South Pacific. They  cordoned off a hundred thousand  square miles of international  water and told people to keep  away. Everyone did, except  McTaggert and two friends.  They sailed a thirty-eight foot  boat 3,000 miles from New Zealand to sit under the expected  mushroom cloud. Their actions  stirred up international sentiment, and brought to focus the  insanity of testing nuclear devices  in the atmosphere.  The title of this book, and the  various press releases I'd read  about McTaggart led me to expect a book that was mostly  political in nature. I don't know  that I expected him to be shouting  slogans from the quarterdeck, but  I certainly prepared for some extensive idealistic warbling against  the establishment. Instead, I  was surprised to find the patient  and enduring tale of an ordinary  man.  For McTaggart is just that.  He left his life and career as a  successful businessman to sail  the South Pacific. He acquired a  38 foot sailboat, and he was set  to go cruising. His was to be that  contented life of the hard case  roving sailer. The dusky laughing  native girls, the paridisial islands,  had already caught him, and his  life sat under the ubiquitous  swaying palm.  What was it about the French  announcement that rankled him  so? Partially, he objected to them  closing off such a vast portion of  the sea. It wasn't their sea, after  all. Then too, there was simmering objection to anyone blowing up large bits of real estate,  just for the sake of doing it. Perhaps he speculated on these particular people, this morbid group  of technocrats so childishly seeking the biggest bang they could  make. It is hard to discern McTaggart's motivation, as he  doesn't dwell on it. In the first  pages the decision has already  been made, and we are witness  to the final loading preparations  for the journey. It is a vision of  an ordinary man, confronted with  an issue larger than his own life.  It is here that he leaves off  being ordinary. Unlike the rest  of us, muttering to ourselves that  we can't do anything to change  things, McTaggart took the challenge. He'd fight them. He'd  sail right up to the island and  make the French deal with him.  Either that, or he'd be blown out  of the water by a nuclear explosion.  The early chapters deal mostly  with their journey to the atoll.  There is a quiet grace about this  part of the book, taken mostly  from the ship's log. The author  manages no little skill with words,  and one is soon transported to  the decks of their tiny sailboat;  There, the main concerns are  sailing the ship, keeping afloat,  and trying to call out and receive  on their radio set. The rhythm of  the sea seeps quietly into the  words, lulling the reader to forget anything other than the  present voyage, the illimitable  ocean.  Having been so lulled, one  awakes with a rude jolt to discover we've arrived. An old  Frenchman has told them:  "When you can see the dirigible  THE  ANNUALGENERAL  MEETING  ofthe  Gibsons Public Library  Association  will be held  JANUARY 26th at 7:30 pm  at the  Gibsons Public Library  home. Not much of an adventure on the face of it but after kicking,  around the accumulated images, I realized I had the makings of a.  poem.  MIST ABOVE THE MEMORIES ;  High country - cold August - *  steep uptrudgefrom the road 's-end river ,,  panting with'the packweight *  beside the ruined tramway  past the dam-the intake-keeper's cabin -  climbing leadenly through virgin timber  to the low snowline  where tree-islands thrust from unmelted drifts - <  beartracks - goattracks ��� /  legs like rubber -  stumbling endlessly up the white ridges  exhaustedly into the gaunt valley -  making camp by a frozen lake  bloodstained with red algae-  sitting glad by a twilight fire-  coffee, rum and soup on a rocky outcrop -  lying sleepless at last in a blue tent -  in the chill dense silence.  Four thousand feet below  the mill belches poison still  among the wreckage ofthe phased-out town -   "  abandoned cars in collapsing garages  buckled children's slides - overwhelmed gardens -  drunk ghosts in the decertified Legion  phantom rumble oftenpin balls in the stripped alleys ���  pokergame bunkhouses bulldozed to splinters -  lost loved women of twenty years back  confronting middle-age in other places -  brief friends of youth scattered forever  to the grey winds-  only the factory left  in the ruck of the ruined community  for commuting workers to visit.  The fog blurs up around us, blotting the moon -  I'm, tired as a run hound  but I can't sleep -  there's no time here on this shrouded mountain -  somewhere the town, still exists-  I swear I could fumble back down and find yesterday.  I toss in the tent in the mist.  That   one's    for    George    and Geoffery who coaxed me off my  rump and led me to the right place. Thanks, lads.  above the island, you know it'll  happen soon. They drop the  bombs from them." Looking up,  they see the dirigible hovering  deathlike over them. Now you  realize the full horror of the trip,  like waking from nightmare to  find it's all true.  The French begin to harass  them, and begin cutting them  off their course with enormous  ships from the French Navy. At  one point, they ram McTaggart's  boat, doing extensive damage.  There are pictures of this in the  book, awesome shots of the small  stern of their sailboat being crunched by the enormous bow of a  French gunboat. The tests took  place as scheduled. With repairs  effected, the . Greenpeace III  limped away.  Thei next year, with more  tests scheduled, McTaggart  undertook the journey a second  time. This time there were two  women on board, a situation  which they hoped would elicit  more civilized behaviour from the  French. Again the long journey  across the empty ocean, again  the attempts by the French to  keep them away. This time McTaggart and his crew were beaten  badly by French sailors, who  used rubber truncheons on them.  McTaggart's eye was permanently damaged in the scuffle, and  that signalled the conclusion of  their second protest. Pictures of  the beating, smuggled out by  one of the women, are also  included in the book. They detail  an act of priracy on the high seas.  Ottawa didn't know what to  do with the whole thing; Here  was this noisy fellow from Vancouver, this McTaggart, and he  kept making a fuss about having  his boat torn apart and being  beaten up by the French Navy.'  How very bothersome. Ottawa  wrote to say that they were sending nasty notes to the French  about the whole affair. So there.  Now, wouldn't McTaggart please  be a little more quiet. '  He wouldn't. He went to France to pursue the matter through  their court system, while the  Canadian government twiddled  and writhed and wished he would  go away.  I hope McTaggart doesn't go  away for a long time. I hope he  hangs hi there, and stays as  noisy as he can be. Like the  Greenpeace Foundation, he's  trying to save some bits of the  world that need saving. He wants  to live in a place that still has  whales, and seals, and oceans  unlittered by atomic debris. He  wants to do battle with the ones  who seek mindlessly to destroy  our earth.  Right now, resting up from his  court battles in France (which are  to be the subject of another  book), he resides in Wales.  His address, if you'd like to  write, is "Post Office, Corwen,  North Wales, U. K.". You might  contribute a few dollars to the  David McTaggart Defense Fund.  Saving the world for the beautiful  things is expensive, but it's one  of the better investments. We  can't afford to lose our whales.  We can't afford one South Pacific  island less.  Even those of us who take  George Orwell's 1984 predictions  with a pinch of salt feel a certain  relief when technology doesn't  always work, gives us hope that  the ultimate organization of  society will not be possible.  Following last week's Power  Trip discussion on alternate  sources of energy with people  who have made that commitment  for themselves and are making it  work, this Sunday's "Ideas"  program goes on to look more  closely at our North American  technology.  Tremendous changes have  taken place in the past 30 years,  we've been tempted to believe  we have a tiger by the tail, that  there is only one sort of technology, ours, that it can solve  all problems and that anything  else is simply backward or highly  suspect. Both our North American technology is turning out to  be expensive and intolerant, all  its preconditions must be met,  and exactly met or it doesn't  function. Just take the Post  Office - all that sophisticated  equipment and it takes a letter  longer to reach its destination  than in the days of the Pony  Express!  The more we rely on this  "high" technology, the more  these characteristics are accentuated, the decision making  players and centres become fewer  and we lose the opportunities  for choice. Whole classes of  society, whole regions and whole  countries become marginalized,  made dependent. The technological system itself reduces our  ability to search for alternate responses. "Technology on Ice",  sunday at 4:05 p.m. is about  groups and individuals involved  with alternate responses.  Wednesday January 26  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Festival singers of Canada, Cantatas  and Motets by J. S. Bach.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Theatre-  serial reading.  Eclectic   Circus:       12:10   p.m.  Bach to Brubeck, weeknights.  Thursday January 27  Playhouse:    8:04 p.m. The Cat  Sitter by Ray Canale.  Jazz Radio Canada:    8:30 p.m.  Nimmons   'n'   Nine   Plus    Six.  Nich Ayoub Quintet.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Hamilton     Philharmonic     Orchestra.  Overture from the Silken Ladder,  Rossini;  Symphony in 2 Movements, Gellman, Pavane, Faure.  Nightcap:   11:20 p.m. Literature  and serial reading.  Friday January 28  Our Friends the Flickers:    8:04  p.m. Quiz for Movie buffs.  Country Road: 8:30 p.m. Country  Music from Halifax.  Mostly Music:   10:20 p.m. Winnipeg     Symphony      Orchestra,  ^nC0Co7>a^  ndp   bookstore  In Lower Gibsons  ��� For Great Canadian and British Paperbacks ���  This is a volunteer self-sustaining  group, serving your community since January 1973  J   COZY CORNER CAMERAS  CAMERA  AND  DARKRM.  SUPPLIES  886-7822  FREE 126 Outfit  With every $50.00  Purchase.  Kenneth Strahl, horn,  Prelude,  Debussy.    Horn Concerto No 2  and   Till   EulenspiegePs   Merry  Pranks, R. S. Strauss.  Nightcap:  11:20 p.m. Music and  Musicians. Serial reading.  Saturday January 29  Update:   8:30 a.m. Round up of  B. C. news.  Quirks and Quarks: 12:10 p.m.  Science Magazine with David  Suzuki.  Hot Air: 1:30 p.m. Preview of  Queen Elizabeth Theatre concert  ofEarlHines.  Metropolitan Opera: 2:00 p.m.  The Prophet by Meyerbeer.  CBC Stage: 7:05 p.m. The  Austere Gwendolyn Parker Elliot  by James Nichol.  Music West: 8:05 p.m. Part 1.  Ann Stillman performs Estampes,  Debussy; Sonata No 18, Beethoven. Part II Renaissance Singers  from Calgary.  Between Ourselves:    9:05 p.m.  The Kyle Story, a profile of the  community of Kyle,  Saskatchewan, threatened by the abandonment ofthe railway.  -Anthology:      10:05   p.m.   Book  review Kildare Dobbs.     Jokers  Wild, short story by Hugh Garner. Poetry by John V. Hicks.  Music of the Shows:   11:05 p.m.  Music from Canadian adventure.  Sunday January 30  Ideas:   4:05 p.m. Technology on  Ice, is there a better way?  Special Occasion:    5:05 p.m. A  Bite of the Big Apple - The Sour  taste of the Big Apple. Part 4.  Symphony   Hall:        7:05    p.m.  Toronto    Symphony    Orchestra,  Richard     Stoltzman,     clarinet,  Classical  Symphony,  Prokofieff,  Clarinet Concerto, Mozart, Symphony No 5, Prokofieff.  Symphony  World:      8:35   p.m.  Guest Richard Stoltzman.  Concern:    9:05 p.m. Baptism -  a survey of current thoughts and  practises.  Monday January 31  Great    Canadian    Gold    Rush:  8:30  p.m.   Rock   band   Brutus.  Interview with Tom Waits.   Live  concert Focus.  Mostly Music:   10:20 p.m. Vancouver Chamber Orchestra. Overture in Homage to Mozart, Martin; Dragon Day, Fodi; Symphony  No. 100, Military, Hadyn.  Nightcap:      11:20   p.m.   Films,  serial readings.  Tuesday February 1  Touch the Earth: 8:30 p.m. Folk  Music with Sylvia Tyson.  Nightcap:    11:20 p.m. The ARt  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. The Art  World, serial reading.  Comedy and Drama  Again in the coming week the  Twilight Theatre offers two nicely  contrasted films in the upcoming  week's programme.  Thursday through Saturday,  January 27th-29th, sees the arrival on the Sunshine Coast of latest offering of the master of off-  humour, Mel Brooks. Brooks has  scored box-office smash hits with  such movies as "Blazing  Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein". His latest is appropriately  entitled "Silent Movie" and it  has but. one word of dialogue in  the whole show. It bids fair to  outdo its predecessors. Last July,  the National Screen Council voted  it its Blue Ribbon award for the  month and already it has grossed  four hundred and seventeen percent of average box office  re  ceipts. It features a plethora of  big name stars including Liza  Minelli, Paul Newman, Burt Reynolds, James Caan, Marcel Mar-  ceau, Anne Bancroft and Sid  Caesar. Brooks himself stars in it  with his sidekicks Dom De Luis  and Marty Feldman. yX  The contrasting feature which  is to run from Sunday, January  30th, through Wednesday, February 2nd. The film is "St. Ives'*,  starring Charles Bronson and it is  described as a hair-raising adventure in the streets and mansions  of Los Angeles in which a peaceable man is forced to resort to the  underworld ways. Bronson is a  recognized superstar of the seventies and is one of the top box-  office attractions all over the  world.  >  ^gD^Thur. Fri. Sat.  (am(rantand/Jan 27  28  29  V tec* swung):/uai'���At' *��' i"7'  CIMWUltT.  "THE  FUNNIEST'  COMEDY IN  50 YEARS." J  8:00 p.m.  GENERAL  Charles Bronson is Ray St. Ives  I liV dean. I les mean. HestlicwhlRiwim  <  Sun.Mon.Tue.  Jan. 30,31, Feb.lst.  8:00 pm  MATURE  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Gibsons  886-2827  I  Import Boutique  nb30"5    ~    ^   Phone 886- 7?  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More Letters to the Editor  ^��-:V^.-.-. ������{?&f?��%~l  Gambier  Editor:  ��� I read with interest your  editorial and quote by Mr. Mulligan, Area Director "F", in last  weeks issue regarding Gambier  Island Community plan. As a  former local trustee, member of  the planning committee, and a  summer resident, I am very concerned over the remarks made  by Mr. Mulligan, and his reasons  for not endorsing the plan. If  Mr. Mulligan wishes to maintain  his credibility as a responsible  member of the Regional Board/  he should research his facts  better before making public  statements.  -He inferred that ninety percent  ofthe summer residents on Gambier can get what changes they  desire simply by bypassing the  Regional District and dealing  directly with Victoria. This is  simply not so, and, as a member  of the Board, he should be well  aware of this fact. Anyone can  go to Victoria and seek advice,  etc., but any initiative has to be  proposed and finally passed by  the Regional District.  He further states that the plan  recommends that all log booms  be removed from arounu Gambier. The plan in no way advocates the removal of all log  booms, but only those in ecologically sensitive areas; for example,  shallow beach area bays.  In a recent study of beach areas  in Howe Sound conducted by  federal biologists, it was stated  that only ten percent of the total  foreshore of Gambier can be  classified as beach, and of this  teh percent, sixty percent is used  for log storage purposes. There  are many reports which prove  -conclusively the harmful environmental effects log booms have on  such sensitive areas.  Mr. Mulligan remarks that one  half the pay roll at Port Mellon  is generated from log booms  stored around Gambier. I phoned  Canadian   Forest   Products   and  a company official stated that  this is not the case. The company has many log storage areas  all of which supply logs to make  chips for the Port Mellon mill.  One storage area, arid it is one of  the smaller ones, is located at  Centre Bay. 1 would like to point  out also that this storage area  is located in a deep water,  steep sided bay which can be  classified as not ecologically sensitive.  I, and others, find it difficult  to understand how Mr. Mulligan  can prevent the passage of the  plan when:  1. A large majority of Gambier  Islanders are in favor of it.  2. The Regional District gave it  three readings and approved it.  3. The Island Trust approved it.  3.    Various government departments,    including    Lands    and  Forests, thoroughly picked it over  and approved it.  5. The Provincial Cabinet approved it.  Since the plan is no threat to  the Port Mellon mill, if Mr.  Mulligan is to represent the  majority of his constituents on  Gambier, he must give the plan  his approval.  I hope the Regional Board will  see the merits of this plan and  give it fourth and final approval  at the next Board meeting.  Elspeth Armstrong  Nob Hill  Editor:  For many generations little  kids, big kids and even adults  have enjoyed the scramble up  the steep but pleasant trail to  the top of the Knob or Soames  Point Hill or whatever you care  to call it. I've lived here over  fifteen years now and during that  time have never heard of an accident occurring on that trail;  Maybe there were a few scraped  knees or whatnot but so what,  that's all part of growing up.  Over the weekend I heard that  the trail was being improved so  I went along to have a look. Before the so called improvement  one could look up the hill and see  nothing but trees and a winding  steep trail that would twist and  turn and for the most part be only  visible for a few yards fore and aft  but always defined well enough  by constant use so as to make it  almost impossible to wander off  it.  Now, when you look up, all you  see is a bunch of steps, wooden  hand rails, platform, seats and  all kinds of eye sores, which,  however long they stay there, or  perhaps I should say, however  long the vandals allow them to  stay, will never fit into the surroundings. Maybe I'm a crank  or something but to me the place  will never be the same again and  as far as I am concerned the  trail has been completely wrecked.  I'm not blaming the guys who  are doing the job as they are  only doing what they were told  to do. I know what an excellent  job they did in the Recreation  Centre in Roberts Creek but  confound it, you cannot use the  same techniques in all locals and  expect it to fit in. Each has to  be studied carefully and I'm sure  if this had been done in this case,  a far better method could have  been worked out which would  have blended in well with the  surroundings.  I think it is great that this bit  of land has been made into a park  but why, oh why, does it have  to be vandalised like this. I  suppose I could get really cynical  about this whole affair and suggest that perhaps we should  expect to find a hot dog stand at  the top with picnic tables, pay as  you look telescopes and maybe  a little piped in music just to  liven things up. Who wanjts to  listen to the birds and watch the  eagles soar, anyway.  It is too late for this once beautiful little trail now but for Pete's  sake, lets not let this sorry-state  of affairs happen again!  ���mil  *,*���    ~   ��._tfB��J  John Hind Smith  Dogwood Takeout  by Richard Parker  I stayed in Town last weekend  and decided to come back on the  1:35 p.m-. Ferry on Sunday. Arriving with about 15 minutes to spare  I found that the car in front was  the last one to get on. An overload in January! How can this be.  On proceeding to the loading area  I find what appears to be a refugee from some child's bathtub  nuzzling the dock. This turns out  to be "The Queen ofthe Islands"  with a capacity of approximately  40 cars. "The Queen of Tsawwassen" having gone in for a refit. Our far-sighted, uncivil servants in Victoria replacing it with  this Tinker Toy which carries less  then a third of the vehicles of its  big sister.  Naturally I had a mere 2Vi  hours to wait for, you guessed it,  the selfsame vessel to reappear  and again leave its quota of vehicles and frustrated passengers  sitting on the dock in the pouring  rain.  They have increased the fares  a 100%, they have cut out our  very  most useful sailings, and now  this. I await with baited breath  the day that I arrive at the loading  ramp to be given a large rubber  ring, a bicycle pump, a pair of  oars and the requisite number of  life jackets.  I got a new slant on recycling the  other day in the Dogwood. Don  Robinson, our next door neighbour, had a record player which  he decided was not worth the time  or materials to repair. So like a  good citizen, he took it up to the  Municipal Garbage Dump. Back  in the store a mere 30 minutes  later a gentleman enters carrying  the selfsame record player  now liberally festooned with  cabbage stalks and other fragrant items from the dump.  'How much to get this repaired,'  is suffering from some new variety of'deja vu'. Taking the record player in both hands, he  stares at it reflectively.  "Eighty-five dollars," he replies, it is the customers turn to  stare amazed at this combined  x-ray, computing machine heavily  disguised as a T.V. repairman.  "How do you know that,"  queries the customer. Don  breaks it to him as gently as possible. Exit one broken record  player and new owner.  r  unusual  arrival  The Gibsons All Nighter  Wood Heater  100 YEAR GUARANTEE  HEAVY ALL STEEL CONSTRUCTION  CUSTOM  BUILT  886-2808  FROM  $275.00  After 5  Young David Sean Cooper was  born on the Sunshine Coast on  January I5th, 1977 at four o'clock  in the morning. Young David,  however, did not have a routine  arrival. To begin with he was a  breech birth baby -- being born  feet first instead of the more conventional headfirst.  Then, too, there was the place  of his birth. He was born feet-  first at four o'clock in the morning  on the front seat of his parent's  car somewhere in the blustery  dark between Roberts Creek and  Wilson Creek, delivered by his  surprised but obviously resourceful father.  David Cooper senior said  "Well, it's surprising what you  can do when you have to." Yes,  indeed, Mr. Cooper. Congratulations to all concerned.  The child is the first born to the  Coopers, David and his wife Carol  and the family resides at Soames  Point.  SALE!  SAVE 30% to 50%  On all Stock  Including Jeans & Jean Skirts  MADRIGAL  BOUTIQUE  885-3817  Cowrie  Sechelt  I  L,  in  plain  language  UJJ^J    ili  You will soon be receiving the  new ICBC plain language insurance guide���"All About Autoplan."  As this is not a legal document it  cannot replace the Automobile Insurance Act and Regulations and  is not a substitute for them.  It sets out in plain language what  Autoplan Insurance is all about  and what it can do for you. Every  motorist in B.C. will receive a  copy of "All About Autoplan" with  his renewal form. Please read it  carefully and keep it in the glove  compartment of your car for reference purposes.  THINGS TO LOOK FOR  Rate Class codes are important.  In the Renewal Brochure which  tells you how to renew your Autoplan Insurance and Motor Vehicle  licence and in the "All About Autoplan" guide, you will find a Rate  Class chart. Compare the present  use of your vehicle and the age,  sex and marital status of the  drivers with the Rate Class Chart.  Locate your correct Rate Class  number on the chart and compare  it with the number in the box on  your Renewal Form. If there is a  change in your Rate Class or if  there are three asterisks (***) on  your form you should consult an  Autoplan agent or Motor Vehicle  Branch "office. If you have not  received a renewal form in the  mail take your current 1976/77  Certificate of Insurance to any  Motor Vehicle Branch office or  Autoplan agent. They can also  provide you with our new "All  About Autoplan" guide.  VEHICLE EQUIPMENT CHART  The vehicle equipment chart on  pages 18 and 19 of the new Autoplan Guide lists a variety of standard and specialized equipment.  If you can't find what you're looking for on the vehicle equipment  chart,consultyour Autoplan agent  or Motor Vehicle Branch office.  ACCIDENT INFORMATION  FORM  The last page of the new Autoplan  Guide is an Accident Information  form. If you keep the Guide in  your glove compartment you will  have the Accident Information  form handy in case of an accident.  Just fill in the details and hand  the form to the ICBC adjuster  when you take your vehicle to an  ICBC claims facility.  FINANCE PLAN  An ICBC finance plan is available  for your convenience. If you use  the plan, you must still make full  payment for your licence plate  fees and a 25% down-payment on  your Autoplan Insurance premium; the balance will require  three instalment payments at two-  month intervals.These payments,  will be automatically charged  against your bank account if you  elect to use this plan. The interest  rate on the outstanding balance  is 15% per annum (11/4% per  month).  RENEWAL DATE  The deadline for Renewal is Midnight, February 28, 1977. Early  renewal is more efficient and will  save you valuable time. PLEASE  RENEW EARLY.  WHERE TO RENEW  You can renew your Autoplan insurance at any Autoplan agent or  Motor Vehicle Branch office.  STILL IN DOUBT?  After studying the Renewal Brochure and reading the new guide,  "All About Autoplan," if you still  have any questions please consult  your Autoplan agent or Motor  Vehicle Branch office or call the  ICBC Information Centre in Vancouver at 665-2800. Our long  distance toll free number is 112-  800-663-3051.  In most cases Autoplan premiums are lower in B.C. than in other  provinces. Here's an example for your specific region.  Public Liability and Property Damage $200,000 inclusive limits.  Collision $100 deductible. Comprehensive $50 deductible.  Driver  Automobile-1970 Datsun 510  Age 20, single male  accident free���3  Vancouver  B.C.  Calgary  Alta.  Toronto  Ont.  Montreal  P.Q.  Halifax  N.S.  year*.  $601  $713  $745  $1000  $792  Comparative rates are from the 1976 Insurers Advisory Organization of Canada manual.  WE WANT YOU TO KNOW  ALL ABOUT YOUR  AUTOPLAN INSURANCE  INSURANCE  CORPORATION  OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA  \i Coast News, January 25,1977.  7.  Harmony Hail Happenings  Hospital Auxiliary looks back over successful year  Forty-six auxiliary members  at the Annual Volunteers Meeting  which was held on Wednesday,  January 19th at 11:00 a.m. at  the church hall of St. Hilda's.  They were told by Hospital  Administrator Nick Vicurevitch  that their volunteer efforts were  the equivalent of six full time  positions on the hospital staff,  representing a saving to the hospital of $80,000 per year. The  meeting was chaired by Muriel  Eggins with Madeline Grose  acting as secretary.  Also at the meeting reports  were heard from the chairman of  the various auxiliaries. Irene  Temple reported from Pender  Harbour in the place ofthe absent  Joan   Prest,   Bunny   Shupe   re  ported from Roberts. Creek,  Ivy Richards from Gibsons, and  Edith Ross from Port Mellon.  Other programs heard from  were the Extended Care, reported  by Geri Smith; Dorothy Miles  reported from the patient's  moral-boosting hairdressing program; Library Chairman Madeline Grose said the library cart  which goes around every Monday  and Friday has need of western  stories, and non-fiction travel  and adventure; Judy Killam reported that the baby photo-  taking department was breaking  even thanks to the assistance  of Neil Campbell; Pauline Lamb,  the gift shop chairman, reported  that the Junior Volunteers were  now running the gift shop on a  seven-day a week basis; Hazel  Seaton reported that the Physiotherapy Department had twenty  volunteers and more would be  welcome; Past Chairman Bessie  Rowberry, reporting for Chairman Claire Nixon, said that 1976  marked the tenth year of operation for the Thrift Store and that  the store operated approximately  four times as many hours as in  1976 as it had in its inaugural  year of 1967; Maureen Hall reported for the Flower Care  people; and the reports concluded  with Director Muriel Eggins offering a resume of the year's  activities.  . " .  Some  other  activities  of the  volunteer   group   in    1976   in  cluded the entering of a float in  the Timber Day parade which  subsequently took second' prize;  eighteen parties were organized  and held to cheer the lot of those  confined to hospital; a beer and  pizza party; a band concert at  Elphinstone; picnics and other  assorted outings - all of which  were greatly enjoyed by the  patients at the hospital.  After a lunch break, other  members of the hospital staff  were called, in for a panel discussion of the services provided  by the volunteers. Jan Partington, Grace Davis, Ann Heel, and  Physiotherapist Ian Hunter were  unanimous in their praise and  appreciation of the work done by  the auxiliary.  Hospital administrator Vicur-  vetch said, in part, "...our hospital is meeting the needs of the  community. The free type of  atmosphere stems a lot from the  feeling ofthe staff and the efforts  of the time donated by the volunteers."  New volunteers are always welcome. Director Muriel Eggins  says, "To be a volunteer does  not mean a full time job. The  whole thing really works on a  lot of people sparing a day or  so a month or more as your time  warrants it."  Anyone interested in helping  out should contact Muriel Eggins  at 885-2422.  Profiles of this place  by Bruce Wilson  What do you do when you're  retired after 40 years of active,  productive work? Well if you're  Cloe Day, ex-school teacher, you  acquire a piece of mountainside  land overlooking the Gulf of  Georgia; build a house, guest  house and workshop; take a crack  at raising pigs and ultimately  pheasants. "We have a dream,  Chuck and I (son-in-law Chuck  Ashby and wife Pat are building  next door to 'baby-sit' Grandma  in her old age), a plan to beautify  the power line with the magnificent presence of cock pheasants." You plant a garden;  take up whittling and woodbur-  ning; and in your spare time visit  with the more than 200 yearly  out-of-town guests who stop by.  Mrs. Day, who was born in  1910, entered Alberta teachers'  college in 1929 because Alberta  suffered a shortage of teachers  in outlying areas and offered a  loan to anyone who would take  teacher training. She went, smug  in the belief that she'd teach a  couple of years, get rich, and  subsequently realized, her ambition to become a forester (a four  year university course). Within  the next few years the depression  hit hard and things were generally tough all around; Cloe got  married; had a baby and she kept  right on teaching. It was in this  period Cloe says she decided to  knuckle down and make something of this teaching racket. "It  suddenly dawned on me that  teaching was the single most  important job in the world. We  simply could not have doctors,  lawyers, even foresters without  having teachers."  In 1948 Mrs. Day moved to  Gibsons to become the first full-  time addition to the staff of Mr.  Alan (Stan) Trueman, who had  single-handedly taught grades 10  to 12 throughout the thirties and  early forties. Here she remained  and taught until retirement in  1970. Mr. Trueman says of  her, "We learned to appreciate  her unconventional directness of  speech and action. She was an  inspiring teacher who gave help  where it was needed and stimulated students to do many things  beyond their normal studies,  (she was) a non-conformist who  shattered smugness and . pretence, a power-house of spontaneous energy."  Although Cloe estimates that  teaching took eleven hours per  day - six days a week she always  made time for extra projects. In  1958, she, in conjunction with  her partner Mrs. Alice Veitch,  built the "Singing Cedars", a  1300 sq. ft. ranch-style house on  Gower Point road. In 1967 they  built what could be described as  a rounded, log-cabin, A-frame on  an adjoining piece of property.  This very distinctive, octagonal  'teepee', 18 feet across and 32  feet high with a glass peak, was  the subject of a feature article  in Western Homes & Living:  July 1969. The article reads in  part "at night its peak beams out  like a lighthouse, one ofthe landmarks, by sea and air, of the Sunshine Coast."  Since retirement Cloe has built  her present home and guest  house on Gilmour road above the  government gravel pit. These  houses, of the laminated arch  variety were designed and built  using only the arches from the  standard prefab kit. "I couldn't  find one to my liking", says Cloe,  "so I designed and built my  own!" Presently Mrs. Day is  engaged in finishing a friend's  basement rumpus room as well  as assisting Pat and Chuck, and  son Chester to construct new  homes. "A power-house of  energy", indeed I  Recently I asked Cloe how she  was taking to retirement and was  rewarded with a sampling of her  direct speech....' "The lovely thing  about retirement is that I have the  time. If someone's in the bight  and just can't afford to have  something done (and who isn't  these days?) I've got the time  to do it. I don't go along with  this 'poor old age pensioner'  bit. Because I used my head a  little and had neither too high a  standard of living nor too low a  standard of life, I own my own  place and I am better off than I  have been all my life. My needs  are simpler. I have children,  grandchildren and great-grandchildren all of whom are a credit  to the community and the apple  of the old lady's eye. I live surrounded by stately fir trees. I  have peace, perfect peace! I  have the squirrels that come to  visit, the deer and bear and woodpeckers and I have something  useful to do."  "You must have something  to do", continued Cloe, "you  must have projects. .You must  have goals. You can't just sit  down and say here I am world,  look after me! You must have  some things that are'worth while  doing. One of the things that our  parents instilled in us was that  you had to pay your way plus  a little bit, because anybody can  run into bad luck sometime and  need a little help, . but don't  expect something for nothing because any time you accept that,  you have lost by obligation a little  bit of your own freedom. I firmly  believe in the work, ethic, I. feel,  that unless we can do something  useful and contribute in some  way to society, we better lie down  and die and at least become part  ofthe soil; in that way, make our  contribution."  Thanks to Mrs. Denise Rouck  whose manuscript "Biography of  a Teacher" provided background  material.  Festival  Some changes have been made  in the competition dates for the  Sunshine Coast Music, Drama  and Dance Festival.  Piano, accordion, guitar and  vocal will be held on April 13 and  14 at the Robert's Creek Community Hail.  Band and Band Instruments  are on March 3 at Elphinstone  Secondary.  Speech arts are on March 10 at  the Twilight Theatre, Dance on  March 11 also at the Twilight  Theatre.  The final concert will be held  April 16. at Chatelach Junior Secondary.  The closing date for all entries  has been extended to Jan. 31.  The committee welcomes anyone who would like to contribute  an award to the Festival. The cost  of an award is $8.00. Please contact Mr. P. Prescesky at 883-2584.  FA B * SHOP  Red Tag  Discount  50% Off  SEWING LESSONS  Basic lessons using stretch and  woven fabrics, Phone for details.  NEW FABRICS  FOR SPRING & SUMMER  ARRIVING DAILY!  Sunnycrest plaza  GIBSONS  886-2231  ARBUTUS TREE  Gower Point Rd, Gibsons  886-8131  Clearance Sale!  20% OFF ALL:  China        Plant Pots  Crystal      Gifts  10% OFF ALL:  Jewelry-  Sterling Silver  Charms & Chains  25% OFF Mills Wall Coverings  We have a large selection of:  ��� Plants   ��� Greeting Cards  ��� Gifts     ���Charms  ��� Paint - All your favorite Decorator Colors.  ��� Mural - Black & White Colored Photo! Murals  ��� Wall Coverings - Over 6000 Patterns to choose from  at Vancouver Prices!  Valentines is almost here  We have a good selection of  Individual and Children's Boxed Cards  Sale Starts Thursday, January 27th  by Jim Holt  Another active week at Harmony Hall as our carpet bowlers  turned up 37 strong for bowling  and quite a large number also  turned up for the Valentine  Dinner tickets which are going  fast. So if you want to go to the  dinner be sure and get your  tickets as soon as you can. I  will be in the hall again next  Thursday, January 27th between  1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. so come  and get them as it may be your  last chance.  I am sorry to say that I made a  Boo-Boo last week in regards to  the Coffee Bar we will be having  at the Bingo. It should have  read Eva Oliver and Vi Lynds  co-convenors. For this error ���  which was unintentional I humbly  apologise to the ladies in question.  Don't forget the opening of our  Bingo on February 3rd at 8:00  p.m. We are getting all set for  a gala evening so come on out  and enjoy yourselves with us.  We are going to try and get more  parking space available so that  you won't have too far to walk  from your car.  The case of the missing coat  has been solved, due to the expert  sleuthing of some of our members. It was quite a complicated  deal, but has finally been solved  and everyone is happy wearing  their own clothes again.  Are you working on your resolutions for the coming convention? I would appreciate it if  you would get them in as soon as  possible. If you have any suggestions in^regard to entertainment  of any kind that you think we  could use for the benefit of the  branch, please put them in the  Suggestion Box and we will  peruse them and see what we  can come up with. We will be  having a dart board put up in  the near future, courtesy of  Wally-and Louise Green, two of  our new members who are welcome to our branch.  Wally Green is -Chairman of  our Transportation Committee  and would be pleased to get the  names of members who have cars  so that we can accomodate any  of our members who desire trans-  Happy Horizons  On Monday, January 17th,  the Elphinstone New Horizons  Square Dancers had their first  fling of 1977. It is proposed that  future dance sessions open with  a group type dance when all  members will be invited to join  in for a few minutes of fun before  commencing their regular activities. Our good friend Jack Whittaker will provide appropriate  music and will put us through our  paces. The kick-off will be sharp  at 1:30 p.m.  The welcome mat was out for  those who were, recently indisposed. Glad to hear that Mrs.  Margaret Crawford is recovering  from her recent operation. Our  bowlers  have   been   invited   to  meet their counterparts at the  Senior Citizens' Hall, Sechelt.  We look forward to a return visit  when we will introduce them to  our ''ouija board" floor.  Three persons answered the  roll call to cut the cake for their  January Birthdays: Mrs. Olive  Provencal, Mrr John Pike, and  Mr. Bill Fraser. We hope they  will be cutting their birthday cake  for many years to come.  The following proposals have  been made to stimulate musical  interest in the New Horizons  Membership:  1. Anyone having a favorite  song they would like. to hear  played during refreshment time  are invited to deposit their re-  portation to our different func-.  tions. We intend that you will*  be picked up at a certain spot  at a certain time, and taken back  to where you were picked up"  when the function is over. There  will be a small charge for this  service as we cannot afford to-  do it out of our own pockets,;  with the price of gasoline sa  high. For those who have cars'  Mr. Green's phone number.-is:  886-2963. He would appreciate;  hearing from you and for those  who need transportation the same  number applies. ,. .  Don't forget the carpet bowling, pool and card games next;  Thursday, January 27th at 1:00.  p.m., also the Public Bingo on.  Thursday February 3rd at 8:00;  p.m. and the Valentine Dinner;  at the  Royal  Canadian   Legion-  on  Saturday,  February  12th  at  6:30 p.m.    Be sure and get to  Harmony  Hall   next   Thursday,  January 27th for your Valentine,  dinner    tickets    between    1:00,  and 4:00 as I think that will be;  your last chance to get tickets.  Well I will close for now*  hoping these few lines find you:  all hale and hearty. ;  quests in the box provided, and  we'll do our best to comply.  2. A  "Stump the  Pianist"  ��� contest in which  a  number .of  tunes (well known and not-so  well known) will be played to  test the musical memories of  the group. These will include  community songs, standard songs  and classical music. That should  provide a challange. ,-:; .  3. Community'singing. "Help  Wanted: Four or more singers  to lead the group'in community  sing-songs. Salary Nil. Applications are in order." You have,a  free choice - volunteer or be conscripted! ��� Tvr  It's getting time to think, of  another bingo session, so check  your horoscope or keep your rabbit's foot handy.  Plan two  strategic moves  Planning for the day you retire or buy your first home means  having a master plan for your investment in the future. So  we have two plans to help. A Retirement Savings Plan, and a  Home Ownership Savings Plan. They both earn you valuable  tax savings, and when you subscribe to either one, or both plans  your contributions can be applied to any one, or a combination  of these investment vehicles:  1. Royal Bank RSP and HOSP  Deposits. Interest-bearing deposits  with The Royal Bank or Canada,  offering a high interest return,  geared to the general deposit rate  structure. Because of the long-  term nature of these deposits, it  is possible to pay a higher rate of  interest than on conventional  savings deposits.  2. Income Fund. High-yield bonds,  deposit instruments and mortgages  insured under the National Housing  Act make up this portfolio which is  actively managed by professionals.  The policy is to achieve as high a  current income as is compatible  with maintaining reasonable price  stability as well as moderate capital  appreciation.  3. Equity Fund. Investment mainly  in Canadian common stock portfolio which is actively managed by  the same professionals. Long-term  capital growth with reasonable  current income is the objective of  this fund.  It's all in how you plan your strategy.  Your Royal Bank manager can  help you work out a master plan.  Why pot call or visit today. Now it's  your move.  Bruce Gamble  Gibsons  iM ROYAL BAN K  .. .for a lot of reasons. Coast News, January 25,1977  Strikes and spares  Carole Skytte was the name of  the game on the lanes last week.  Carole started in the Wednesday  Coffee League rolling a 313 single  and ah 829 triple and carried on  in the Legiort League with a nice  343 single and 804 for three.  Also in the Wednesday Coffee  League Penny McClymont rolled  a 304 single and Larry Braun had  a 316 single in the Gibsons A  League. Freeman Reynolds just  kept rolling along with a 296-834  night in the Ball & Chain League.  No stopping him this year.  Kind of a quiet month on the  lanes waiting for February when  we have the roll offs for the  Thomas Adams Tournament and  we are in the process of forming  our teams for the Y.B.C. four  steps to stardom with the zone  roll offs also going in February.  The calm before the storm.  ,  Highest    Games: Classic:  Bonnie McConnell 251-925, Vic  Marteddu 278-935, Art Holden  294-959. Tuesday Coffee: Sandy  Lemky 228-640, Marney Qually  242-655. Swingers: Lil Perry  181-463, Belle Wilson 238-547,  Art Smith 196-485. Gibsons A:  Mary Braun 267-653, Don Sleep  282-641, Romy Talento 250-661,  Vic Marteddu 253-669, Henry  Hinz 261-682, Larry Braun 316-  690, Ken iSwallow 266-728.  Wednesday Coffee: Bobbi Mulligan 263-636, Betty Holland 256-  A member of the winning team in the  recent Port Mellon Bonspiel is shown  in intense concentration as he delivers  his rock.     Skip Don Tetzleff will now  take   his   team,   comprised   of   Dave  Gant   at   third,    Dan   Reitlo,   second,  and  Jan  Neubauer  to   Prince   George  to participate in the Tri-Mill Bonspiel.  \\K\l��(hmms  For All Your  Photo Finishing  Needs  The girls of the victorious Langdale Elementary school  Girls Volleyball Team are pictured with their coach,  teacher Ian Jacobs after their recent victory in Vancouver.  Langdale wins volleyball  37 Stores with Service Personality  On the 15th of January, Hastings School in Vancouver held  their 4th Annual Invitational  Girls Volleyball Tournament.  Ten teams from different parts of  the province participated. The  Sechelt Peninsula was represented by two teams, one from Gibsons Elementary and one from  Langdale Elementary. The competition was tough and there were  no "pushover" teams. The local  girls from both Gibsons and Langdale played very well and their  coaches can be justifiably proud  of their efforts. Gibsons played  to a strong 4th in the tournament. Langdale girls lost only  one game all day and defeated  North Kamloops to take 1st place  with final scores against North  Kamloops of 15-3; 15-5.  Expansion of Ice Arena  Sechelt Arena is looking at an  expansion with the objective of  installing four sheets of ice for  curling only. "There is not  enough time or room in Gibsons  for us", a representative said,  adding, "We would occupy their  ice four nights out of seven with  the curlers in our club." On  completion the arena would be  open for skating at all times and  the ice wouldn't have to be  changed twice a week as it is now,  at a saving of $4,500 per year.  We anticipate increased revenues  of $9,000 per year and probably  more as the addition would have  a concrete floor and could be put  to other uses in the summer. The  capital cost would be in the  $120,000 to $150,000 range as  per other recently constructed  buildings of this nature, definitely  less than $200,000. The cost to  the taxpayer on this one would  be under half a mil.  NEW BANKING HOURS  Effective January 31 st, 1977  Monday to Thursday  10:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m.  Friday  10:00 a.m. --6:00 p.m.  tt  Gibsons  The First Canadian Bank  Bank of Montreal  886-2216  644, Barb Rezanoff .269-682,  Penny McClymont 304-743,  Carole Skytte 313-829. Ball &  Chain: Bonnie McConnell 229-611  Freeman Reynolds 296-834.  Phuntastique: Eleanor Dartn 227-  624, Hazel Skytte 223-640, Mavis  Stanley 277-727, Hugh Inglis 291-  644, Joe Bellerive 245-660, Ralph  Roth 269-670, Art Holden 277-710  Vic Marteddu 253-711. Legion:  Joan Peers 238-651, Carole Skytte  343-804, Mickey Jay 297-749,  Freeman Reynolds 275-756.  Y.B.C. Bantams: Debbie Turner  205-336, Michele Whiting 195-  378, Gary Maddern 153-269, Dan  Fortin 174-297. Juniors: Rolande  LaPage 203-468, Jamie Gill 263-  634, Mike Maxfield 272-732.  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  RE-ROOFING On  Asphalt, Shakes, Tar and Gravel  Commercial, Industrial & Residential Repairs  Box 281,  Gibsons   -  886-7320  VWWWWWWWWWWWWIfWWWWW*^^  Bbne-ln Cut from Can. A Beef  BLADE ROAST  Cross      Canada 'A' Beef  RIB ROAST  Gov't Inspected Pork  LEG ROAST  79*  lb. $1.09  lb. ��1.19  61/2fl.OZ.  24fl.oz.  Co-op Flaked White  TUNA  Welch  GRAPE JELLY  Co-op Mandarin  ORANGE SEGMENTS  ����"  Co-op    Unswt. Recdns.  GRAPEFRUIT JUICE    ���������������  Co-op  BEANS    with Pork  Co-op Veg. Beef, Beef Noodle,  Of) II DO    Chicken Veg.  West  MARGARINE  Christies  CRACKERS  Harmonie     80oz.Bag  DETERGENT POWDER  Delsev '  BATHROOM TISSUE 4Rollpk<>  14fl.oz.  1'Ofl.oz.  3lb. Pkg.  2lb. Pkg.  69*  99*  34*  59*  38*  4/97*  $1,25  $1.35  $1.69  $1.09  PROOUC^  mmmwi  Florida  Red or White  GRAPEFRUIT  Mexican Grown  TOMATOES  Mexican Grown  CUCUMBERS  Size 48's  8/* 1.00  31b.$ 1.00  3/59*  FROMFlWD  Co-op Mixed  VEGETABLES  Savarin    4 Varieties  FROZEN DINNERS  2 lb. Pkg.  11 oz.  89  79  Prices in effect:  Thurs., Fri., Sat.  Jan. 27, 28, 29.  We reservethe right to limit quantities.  Phone 886-2522 Gibsons," B.~C. Coming  Events  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.  Coast News, January 25  Lunch hour exercises to begin  Jan. 10th in Sechelt (Mon. Wed.  & Thurs.) 12 noon to 1 p.m. in  Sechelt Indian Band Hall.  Jan. 11th in Gibsons Health Unit  (Tues. & Fri.) Information:  Fitness Service 885-3611.  BINGO  Every Monday night at  8:00 p.m., R. C. Legion  Branch 109 (Gibsons).  OPENING SOON  Thrift Store in Gibsons  Clothes & misc. items.   Prices to  suit everyone.   Watch the paper  for opening date.  PUBLIC BINGO  Opening date - Thurs. Feb. 3rd  Place: "Harmony Hall"  Harmony Lane, Gibsons  Coffee Bar in service, snacks.  Time:    8:00 p.m.     Experienced  callers. Come one. Come all .  Dance Classes for Adult Beginners. Classical Ballet Wed. at  11:00 am. Jazz Dance Thurs.  11:00 am. at the Twilight Theatre  For details call Jean Milward  Tap Dancing, boys & girls.  886-2531   Jan. & Feb. Special extra Vi Price  1 item for having a LeVay fashion  party in your home.    Ina Grafe   885-9761   Wilson Creek Activities  Want to go for a hike? A group  will be leaving from Sechelt every  Tues. at 10 am to go into the  woods, so why not join us? People  in Wilson Creek can meet from  9:30 - 9:45 am at Community  Hall, we'll form car pools & go to  Sechelt together. People with  cars who wish to help are kindly  asked to bring them. Hiking experience is not necessary. See  you Tuesday!  TEENAGERS in Wilson Creek  area come one over to Mrs. Joan  Wall's house on Whittaker Rd. at  7:30 pm on Wed. Jan. 19th.  We'll be talking about what programs & activities you'd like to  have, close to home. We're eager  for ideas, so let's hear what you.  want to do!  Yoga Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. with  Suzanne Bunkerton. $5.00 per  mo. at Roberts Creek School.  Call Women's Centre for info or  registration. 885-3711  Ladies! Interested in joining your  friends for some exercise sessions? Come to Wilson Creek  Community Hall on Thurs. at 2:00  pm and Mon. at 10 am & we'll get  fit together. Wear loose fitting  clothes & bring a blanket to sit on  We are forming a Crossbow &  Archery Association. All interested parties please contact Robin  at 886-7029. Club meeting is  on Wednesday, Jan. 26th at 7:00  p.m. at the Crowsbowmen's  Den on Reid Road. Please bring  your own mug.    Sat. Jan. 29th at the Rippers'  Residence on King Road, Gibsons  Public Meeting: "The Meaning  of Human Suffering". Presented  by the Baha'i Community.   Women in Our Community  .Tuesday, 25th of Jan. 7:30 p.m.  At the Women's Centre.   Karin  Hoemberg will be sharing some  of her experiences as a woman  working in our community.    An  informal   session   providing   an  opportunity  to   get   acquainted  with other women.  Support Peninsula Recycling with  your glass (cleaned), tin (cleaned  ��� with ends & labels  removed),  . (crushed if possible) and paper  (bundled if possible).   Depots at  Sunnycrest Plaza, Lower Gibsons,  Sechelt  on   Porpoise   Bay   Rd.  Roberts Creek by P.O., Madeira  Park, Garden Bay and Egmont.  885-3811 for more information.  Women's Centre: Drop-in Centre  lending library, workshops, crafts  Crises & information: open Tues.  through Sat. 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Roberts Creek behind Post Office  phone 885-3711.   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!  Announcements  Announcements     Work Wanted       Work Wanted        Help Wanted       x    Wanted  Wanted  CLASSICAL ENSEMBLE  Date: Jan. 26, Wed. at 7:15  (Intermed.) Jan. 26, Wed. at 8:15  (Advanced) Place: Elphinstone  Music Room, Fee: $10. for 10  sessions. Info: 886-2225  The Open Bible Store  (and library), Marine Drive,  Gibsons.  Hours: Tues. 1-5 p.m.  Fri.   4-6  p.m.,   Sat.   1-5   p.m.  Bible Study  7:30 Saturday nights.  Would the person who removed  the Raincoast Chronicles First  Five from the Dental Centre in  Sechelt, kindly return it. It's  loss will deprive many people of  the enjoyment of browsing  through it. Thanks.  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  Enjoy books? This this is for you!  Experienced librarians needed  for Port Mellon & Sechelt areas.  Contact your Volunteer Service  885-3821  Massage Course for Women  Date: Feb. 2nd, Wed. at 10 am -  12 noon. Place: Public Health  Unit, Gibsons. Fee: $10 for 8 hrs,  4 sessions. Instructors: Robi Fos-  berry & Mary Walton. Reg.:  886-2225, Karin Hoemberg.  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  Do you care what happens?  Probation sponsors work with  people in trouble by providing a  stable and mature friendship,  stable and mature friendship,  give someone a helping hand.  Call your Volunteer Service at  885-3821 ;       VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  Share your talents with someone  who needs you. Arts & crafts,  music to entertain with. Group  Home, Sunshine School would  enjoy these benefits. For info  call your Volunteer Service   885-3821  EXPANDING CANADIAN  OIL COMPANY"' "~TO^  Needs dependable person for  industrial sales territory. No relocation. We are an expanding  AAA-1 firm established since  1933. Liberal commissions plus  bonus and opportunity for advancement. For personal interview  write a letter and tell me about  yourself. B. B. Hendrix, Sales  Manager, Southwestern Petroleum Canada Ltd., Box 789,  Ft. Worth, Texas. 76101.  Would anyone who entered the  Sechelt Agencies lid. contest by  Dec. 31st, 1976 phone George  Floras at the Parthenon 885-9769.  Who ever stole, took, ripped off,  or whatever, my 4 x 4's from the  front of the Coast News please  return them. Remember: Karma  will catch up with you. If it  doesn't, Skinner will!  Workshop for Volunteers  Date: Feb. 5, Sat. 9:00 am. Place:  Roberts Creek School, Fee: $5.00  Instructors: Elisabeth Brown &  Clair Hawes. Reg: 886-2225,  Karin Hoemberg.  Language & Literature for  Preschool Children  Date: Feb. 3rd, Thurs.  at 7:30.  Place:   Roberts   Creek    School,  Fee: $20 for 26 hrs. Instructors:  Lynn Chapman & Donna Shugar  Reg: 886-2225 Karin Hoemberg  PAINTING  May Parson's Painting Class is  postponed till Feb. 8th, in Sechelt  Reg.:886-2225 Karin Hoemberg  DEALERS OR AGENTS  WANTED  Minimum    investment. Al-  terrain vehicle (motorcycle-type  with two-wheel drive) Easily  traverses snow, muskeg, and  mud. Ideal for hunting or fishing  enthusiasts to sell from home or  shop. Fully auto., easy to sell to  ranchers, surveyers, lodges, fire-  fighting, search and rescue,  exploring, etc. etc. No experience necessary. Contact P.O.  Box 5927, Station A. Calgary,  Alberta. 11/2/76  FESTIVAL ENTRANTS  Entry  date has been  extended  to January 31st.  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  For  Roberts   Creek   area,   Red  Cross    -    knitting,    crocheting,  wool supplied.  Women's   Centre:       Assist   in  answering telephone etc.     For  info  call  Volunteer   Service   at  .       885-3821  ,.-   Obituaries   ,  For explosive requirements,  dynamite, electric^ or regular  caps, B line E cord and safety  fuse contact R. Nimmo Cemetary Rd. Gibsons. Phone 886-  7778. Howe Sound Farmers  Institute. _^______  HIGH FUEL COSTS  Peerless Tree Services Ltd. will  turn your problem trees into firewood. $18.00 per cord. We do  danger tree falling, topping and  limbing roo. Expert insured work  'Know the cost before you start'  Call us at 885-2109. Free estimates. JohnRisbey.  Cat and/or backhoe available for  land clearing, road' building,  drainage ditches, waterlines, etc.  Call 886-9633 or 886-9365.  JOHN'S  LANDSCAPING  ��� Instant   lawns  or seeded  lawn and garden.  ��� Maintenance  ��� Complete    concrete    and  stonework.  ��� Tree pruning  ��� Sreened topsoil ���  ��� Bark mulch and shrubbery  ��� Complete line of fencing  886-7152  KIERNAN: Passed away January  19, 1977, Ellen Kiernan, late of  Gibsons in her 90th year. Survived by her brother Patrick.  Funeral mass was celebrated by  Rev. Father Tom Nicholson on  Friday, January 21st at St.  Mary's Roman Catholic church  in Gibsons. Internment Seaview  Cemetery. Devlin Funeral Home  Directors.  Lady would like a baby sitting job  in a motherless homer 885-3303    "  Will finish & restrip furniture.  Call eves after 6 pm. 886-9516  Chimney cleaning, Vac equipped,  odd jobs, light hauling and clean  up jobs. Call Hugo: 886-7785  ��� The Wood Latch ��� , X.  Custom designed home interiors,  furniture^;^ toys^ ;-<Call' Lloyd  886-80o0o^EdrM-7738after5;  Body work & Painting  Mechanical work, free estimates  885-2605  Will babysit preschooler in my  home for working mothers, have  one yr. old girl, extra bed and crib  Live on Gower Pt. Rd. 886-2432  Bricklayer - Stone Mason  A. Simpkins, 885-2688  Cement Work, UghtConstruction  and smaDiepalrs.  886-2530 886-9041  Babysitter, 2 or 3    days  a  week at my home. 886-7839  Handyman Services  Free estimates - Repairs, renovations, fences, plumbing:  leaky pipes? Electrical: Need an  extra plug-in? Also custom  routered name signs. Reasonable  rates. Phone today - No obligation  *  885-3403  Journeyman Shipwright and  Carpenter  For Hire  Experienced in all aspects of  ;. boatbuilding, custom cabinet &  '. furniture construction, general  ; carpentry. Quality work puaran-  ,, teed at reasonable rates. Reliable  \ workers with refs. if required.  > Allan May at 886-2169 or  )   King Anderson at 885-9033.  .-   Would anyone who entered the  .- Sechelt Agencies lid. contest by  Dec. 31st, 1976, phone George  7 Floras at the Parthenon 885-9769.  7 Very  reliable   and   experienced  ���: House Cleaner, 9 - 5 Mon. - Fri.  ��� -886-7317  Wanted:    Day or house  work.  \ 9 -5 during week. 886-2792  ��� SUNCO PRINTING  Located in the Coast News  ���j- building.  \ For all your printing needs:  4 Letterheads ��� Envelopes ���  '��� Business Cards ��� Catalogues ���  | Labels ��� Wedding Invitations ���  7 ��� Rubber Stamps ���  886-7614 Bus. Res. 885-9737  Your PICTURES FRAMED and  r. mounted from Artistic Woodwork  ^ stock. Matboards. Non-glare and  regular glass. Needlepoint a  ; speciality. 1450 Sechelt Inlet Rd.  Porpoise Bay, Sechelt.     Phone:  885-9573   Why pay more than 3'/*% to sell  your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235 -24 hours  Part time person to do variety of  jobs at YMCA Camp Elphinstone.  Phone Gerry at 886-2025 between  9-6. __  NEED EXTRA MONEY?  Full or part time - evenings  -  fashionable, must drive, mature,  no   investments,   no   deliveries.   886-8043      Part-Time library Assistant  School   District    #46    (Sechelt)  Applications will be received by  the undersigned up to 4:00 p.m.  Wednesday,  January 26,  1977,  for   the   position   of   half-time  library   assistant   at   Chatelech  Jr. Secondary School.  R. Mills, Secretary-Treasurer  School District #46 (Sechelt)  Box 220  Gibsons, B. C. VON IVO  Opportunities  Get your free copy of the new  Radio Shack catalogue at J&C  Electronics, Cowrie St., Sechelt.  Stuff envelopes, $25.00 per hundred, start immediately. Free  details. Send stamped, self-  addressed envelope. J.I.S.T-  P.O. Box 173, Dundas, Ont.  ��� Bill Reid Prints   ���  Killer whale, Salmon, Grizzly  885-3974  Action Line  Coast News  - 886-7817  Odds & ends of hardwood boards,  furniture, desk etc. Senior citizen  woodworking hobbyist will pick  up. Please call collect, Jack 01iot  Garden Bay, 883-9048.  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  fir- helm -ced.  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Lid.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creeks  Timber    wanted     plus    alder.  Poles bought and sold.    Let us ,  give you an estimate. D & O Log  Sorting Ltd.   Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700.  WANTED  Course ideas and Instructors  If you are interested in a course  not included in the Cont.  Ed.  Program, or if you are knowled-  gable   or   experienced   in   any  appropriate subject  and  would  like to teach these skills to other  adults call Karin Hoemberg at  the School Brd Office 8863225.  One  full  sized fridge  in   good  working order. 886-7168  Kitchen wall cupboard 886-8087  Used table & chairs and any used  toys. For Sechelt Pot Lot. We  would be grateful for the donation  of any used tables and or chairs  and toys for use in our play group.  We are a non-profit organization  and operate on fund-raising  events. Contact: Mrs. Gay  Shanks at 885-3644.  Found  German Camera.  Please identify  at Cozy Comer Cameras.   Phone  886-7822   Greyish black & white Persian  male cat,  large size, Pratt Rd.  886-2685  Broken treddle sewing machine  suitable for spinner attachment.'  After 5 call 885-2391 \  Wanted: Gill Netter for lease for  1977 salmon season, by an expef.  fisherman. Please    contact:  Ken March at #101, 700 4th Ave.  New Westminster. 522-3267  Wanted: Customers for the Van.  Sun paper, on a motor route in  the following areas: Beach Ave.  Park & Henderson Ave. Marlene  subdivision, Hall Rd., Lower Rd.  to Leek Rd. Hwy 101 between  Leek Rd & Mac's Nursery, also  Joe, Metcalfe, Cheryl Ann Park,  Maskell, Geddes and Leek Rd.  Phone 886-7067 after 6. \  Potters wheel, after 6: 886-7439  or 886-2090  >���  Treddle sewing machine in good  working cond. 885-3306 :  Wife and/or mother, pref. respectable, hard working and in  good cond. Volunteer work  pref. but will settle for bes't  offer. After 6:885-3561 j.  One good used sofa. 886-7539     "���  One good used refrigerator for  the guys & gals of the Coast  News. 886-2622  \  A good used typewriter, reas.  priced. 886-7237 '-_  Golden oak furniture: Secretary  with hutch, hall stand with seat,  end tables. 885-2385     ;  For Sale  Poultry manure, $1.00 per sack.  886-9831 ;  Alder, $40.00 a cord, delivered       885-3605   Dual turntable, good cond. fine  cartridge, $100.885-3605  AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  Off ice 886-2277 Toll Free 682-1513  LORRIEGIRARD  886-7760   KEN CROSBY  886-2098  JONMcRAE  885-3670  SUBDIVISION  CONSULTATION  REAL ESTATE  NOTARY PUBLIC  APPRAISALS  MORTGAGES  C  ALL RUSTS  AREN'T  Would anyone who entered the  Sechelt Agencies lid. contest by  Dec. 31st 1976 phone George  Floras at the Parthenon 885-9769.  EQUAL!  "Registered Retirement Savings Plans may  appear to have similar benefits, but they  can also include hidden costs that will  cut your return.  I've shopped around and found  the B.C. Central Credit Union  RRSP one of the best. Stop in at  your nearest participating credit  union and check out these facts  for yourself:  ��Contributions are deductible  from taxable income (within  government regulations)  ��� A high rate of interest return -  not subject to income tax  while in the RRSP  ��No front-end load  > No start-up charge  ��No withdrawal charges  ��No interest penalty  �� No lock-in clause  Both the B.C. Central Credit Union  Registered Retirement Savings Plan  and Registered Home Ownership  Savings Plan are great ways to save for your  future. But act now. The deadline for contributions is Tuesday, March 1st."  BCCentral CREDIT UNION  RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN  Now available to members at all participating credit unions.  (B.C. Central Credit Union, trustee of B.C. Central Retirement Savings Plan)  r  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  TRIPLEX  Located in the heart of Gibsons, one block from  the Ocean, 2 blocks to shopping etc. Two - 2 bedroom apartments and one -1 bedroom apartment  make this an excellent revenue investment or  live in one and pay for it with the Rentals. An  extra room downstairs with private entrance plus  a work building at the rear makes this an ideal  opportunity to have a self occupation business as  well. Call in for details and all information.  CHASTER ROAD: New home, VA blocks from  the Chaster Road School now under construction.  Nestled in the trees with skylights and many  deluxe features. 3 Bedrooms upstairs with  fireplace up and down. Approximately 1200  square feet on full basement. This is an excellent  value. F.P. $54,900.  ACREAGE  LOCKYER ROAD: Approximately 5%  ���eras In Robert* Creek. Good soil, very  private end secluded. F.P. $30,000.  CEMETARY & GILMORE: 8 plus acres,  this valuable corner may be on the main  access road to Gibsons on completion of  the new bypass highway. Many treee  plus 3 excellent springs for domestic  water. An Ideal holding property.  F.P. 349,500.  GIBSONS: Excellent prospects for the  one who holds this potentially commercially zoned acreage of S acres.  f.p. seo.boo.  NORTH ROAD at CHAMBERLIN:  Exceptionally well priced, 5 acre Isvsl  property, half way between Gibsons snd  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.  ROBERTS CREEK: Highway 101 divides  this property diagonally down the center.  Develop both sides of the road. Try  all offers. 5 ecres. F.P. $30,000.  HOMES  BEACH AVE.: Quiet privacy at the  corner of Glen Road. Perfect retirement  or starter home. Breath-taking view of  Keats Isl. and the Bay area. Sundeck  with wrought iron railing. This immaculate 2 bedroom home haii a seperate  workshop, carport and Is beautifully  landscaped. Make an offerl F.P. $39,500.  BEACH AVE.: Roberts Creek: 3 bedroom family home on full unfinished  basement. Close to Park and boat launching. Large lot 87 x 208. Stone fireplace  and sundeck. Excellent family home.  F.P. $43,900.  BEACH AVE.: Roberts Creek: Full unfinished basement In this 3 story home.  Fireplaces up and down, wrought-iron  railings and built-in oven and range.  Situated on a large lot In a quiet area.  F.P. $44,900.  HILLCREST AVE.: Well-built, one year  old home in good area. Lovely view from  large sundeck. Two bedrooms upstairs  & one finished down in full basement.  The curved white marble fireplace Is just  one of the lovely features in this home.  F.P. ��5l,50O.  FRANKLIN ROAD: Floor to ceiling tire-  place creates a very homey atmosphere in  this 3 bedroom home. Landsctplng is  done and the backyard Is completely  fenced. Only Vi block to one of the nicest  beaches in the area. F.P. $45.oo0.  SHAW ROAD: 3 bedroom split-level  home' on large landscaped corner lot.  Modern kitchen, nicely appointed living  room with wall to wall carpet. Extra  large carport, bright stucco exterior.  Priced to sell. F.P. $44,500.  NORTH FLETCHER: Brand new 3 bedroom home and It can be yours for a*  little as $2500. down. This magnificent  view, 1288 sq. ft. home has a aundeck,  w/w carpeting, ensuite plumbing, in  an area of good homes.        F,P. $46,500.  FAIRVIEW ROAD: At the corner of  Pratt Road. This nicely landscaped  60' x 150' fenced lot with garden is the  site for this one bedroom home with  fireplace and many wood featured walls.  Large carport on cement slab could be  used to enlarge this 856, sq, ft. home.  Washer, dryer, fridge & stove are included. F.P. $33,500.  STEWART ROAD: Three bedroom,  beautiful Spanish style, sunken living  room home. On 1.46 acres In very quiet  area. Many features Including a gorgeous fireplace, Den & garage. Almost  1400 sq. f t. of living area all on one floor.  F.P. $68,800.  HILLCREST ROAD: At the corner of  Crucil Road. Two bedrooms upstairs,  plenty of room for expansion in the full  basement. Spend your leisure hours  enjoying the spectacular view from the  living room and huge sundeck. Be the  first owners, this home is brand new.  F.P. $52,500.  SHAW ROAD: Well built SPLIT LEVEL  home on H5' x I45' landscaped lot..  Three bedrooms upstairs, Franklin fireplace, and many other features. Large  rec room and all the storage apace any  family needs. F.P. $44,900.  ABBS ROAD: Overlooking the 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  rec 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 sq. 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.  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 & bunt-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.  HILLCREST AVE: Almost 1100 sq. ft.  home in good area, close to schools,  shopping centre eic. targe living room  22 x 12 with a view. Two bedrooms,  large kitchen, utility room and dining  area make this a very livable home and  with a little bit of work, could be quite  lovely. NOTE! The down payment is  only $3,500. F.P. $34,500.  GLASSFORD ROAD: Brand new split-  level home, with 4 bedrooms, all large  room sizes, fireplace, skylights, aundeck,  on sewer. View property with many  extras. F.P. $49,500.  HIGHWAY 101: 2 bedroom, lovely home  in Gibsons. Exceptionally large landscaped, panoramic view lot. Double car  port, franklin Fireplace in family room,  frldge& stove Included.       F.P. $36,900.  LOTS  GRANDVIEW ROAD at 9TH: OvoY Vi  acre very private, with view. House  plans and building permit paid for and  Included In price. Foundation, floor slab  and plumbing all In for a 28 x 42 (1176  sq.ft.(building. . F.P.$19,900.  ABBS ROAD: At the corner of School  Road. Exoellent extra-large building lot  with spectacular view of the Bay, Howe  Sound and Georgia Strait. Approx.  75x150 feet. F.P. $19,000.  CEMETARY ROAD: Enjoy the quiet  privacy of one acre In rural Gibsons..  The property Is all level usable land.  Treed with some view. F.P. $17,900.  FORBES ROAD: In Langdale. Very  cloee to school, this corner lot Is cleared,  level and ready to build upon. Note the  extra large size of approx. 80' x.140'.  F.P. $13,500.  GOWER POINT ROAD: At the corner  of 14th. This property haa levels cleared  for the building site of your choice.  Excellent view of Georgia Strait. Approximately 80' x 250'. F.P. $16,500.  TUWANEK: Only one block to beach,  full view of Inlet. Piped community water  avallabe. 80' x 140'. NEW low price  ONLY: $10,900.  SOUTH FLETCHER: At School Road.  2 lots40' x 150' each with small rentable  cottage on one lot. This property haa  excellent potential aa It haa a spectacular  view of the entire Bay area and Keata  Island. Mostly cleared and ready for  building one or two homes. F.P. $24,900.  PRATT ROAD: Near proposed new  school site. This lot Is clsared and ready  to build upon. Mature fruit treee dot this-  76'x 125'lot. F.P. $13,500. 1.0.  Coast News, January 25,1977.  For Sale  For Sale: My services as a prof-  fessional Exterminator. Certified  7 yrs. exper. in the control of  fungus, insects, rodents and  odors. North Island Pest Control.  *j 885-3606   yVeber Piano for sale, totally  refinished & reconditioned.  j 886-2783   Home made tandem horse trailer  $350. One pr. English riding  boots. Ruffer 7-7��/2 like new $20.  1  885-2098   Canadian & foreign coins for sale,  all in good cond. 885-3854  Jabsco 2 way pump (Marine)  J2V, Never used $55.00 (new  price $75.) J. Jefferies, S.V.  Hope Maffett, Gov't Wharf.  Ski rack for trunk, good cond.  $12.00, Ski boots, buckle size 10  good cond. $8.00. Ski warm-up  pants 2 pair waist 30-34, leg 28-30  Ski Boots, lace up size 5Vi, ex.  cond. $5.00, Jean Cowboy boots,  used twice, size 11, $10.00  Phone 886-2581.  One 100 lb. propane tank $35.00  ��� 886-9076  New 2 piece China cabinet  i 886-9648   2 - 1100 x 15 Maxi track off road  tire on 10" Maxi rims, like new  $150.00 885-3805  ��        "        ��� ���  Chicken "manure ready for  Compost. $10. pick-up load.  \      885-3759   Annex heater in good cond. listed  in Sears catalogue at $249. Will  sell for $100. 886-8098  Boys spider bike, red, sissy bars,  $35.00 886-2660   19" Electrohome B.W. TV perfect  shape, stand incl. First $50. takes  it. 885-2324   Small fridge $50.00, Propane  stove $50.00, table $15.00. After  6 p.m. 885-3369  2 Michelin radials studded snow  tires, 15", suitable for Volks-  wagon $70. for pair. 885-9646  Coats, all kinds & sizes, hats,  brand new leather coat, size 24 Vi,  Many other pieces of clothing,  cushions. 886-9873  Motor and transmission complete  for Chevy II Acadian etc. 195 cu.  in. Evenings 886-7636  18' LS 302 Ford in A-l. Jet drive,  ready to go. $3500. 886-2737.  For Sale  Good used V* sized bed with box  spring & mattress. $50.00  Phone: 886-7603  Two winter tires, size 78-14  used 1 winter in New Mexico,  $40.00 Call 886-7947  New large Spanish-style coffee  table $60.00, Eureka upright  vacuum cleaner $20.00, 2 new  studded snow tires on rims for  Ford S-100, $100.00, One large  stereo speaker. 885-3947  Double bed  $40.00  For Sale  For RenJL  For Rent  In very good cond.  885-3972  Single bed with pine head &  tail boards. $10.00. 886-7218  Well-worn Armstrong flute  (104 series) $100.00. Reply Box 7  Coast News, write or phone.  Small freezer, cost $249. Will  sell for $125. Excellent cond.   886-7031   Easy clothes dryer, 5 years old.  What offers? Works well.   885-9869 .  TRADE: Yamaki Folk Deluxe  6 string guitar with D'armond  Pick up & Grover turning pegs  FOR: Nylon string classical  guitar, with or without transducer  Phone 885-3562  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  Jolly jumper, Playtex baby nurser  kit, Portable shower & rod.  Call 885-3992   Collectors Item: Two operas:  Two volumes La Boheme, two  volumes La Tosca, both featuring  Gigle, Circa 1947, perfect cond.  1406 Gower Pt. Rd. at rear  anytime.  Juice extractor, good shape, all  juices. Offers? 886-7941  The Gibsons All-Nighter  A Hundred Year Guarantee  Custom-built steel wood-burning  stoves. 886-2808  Small cast iron bathtub with taps  $20.00 885-2766   New 30" Viking electric stove,  still in crate.   Automatic,  $225.   886-7810   New Stereo with AM/FM radio,  2x4" speakers, 2 speeds, tinted  dust cover, white, $70. 886-2904  Square solid wood dining room  table. 2 roll-away cots and  mattresses. One kidney shaped  coffee table, 2 cushion hide-a-bed  all in good cond. 885-2402  SWAP: 30 H.P. Mercury outboard for Pioneer model 400  Chain Saw. 886-2512. Wanted:  Trampoline.  Persona/  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.  Bill Mc: Hi there, hope all is  well, sorry we didn't get to see  you again before we left. All is  well here, we think of you often.  Love. L&K.  Mom: Sorry for not writing,  thanx for mug, slippers. All is  well. Love.  In Village of Sechelt, 2 bdrm.  cottage. $225. per. mo. 885-9979  days, 885-2062eves.   Roberts Creek: New 3 bdrm  house, semi-waterfront, $325. per  mo. 112-941-3527   Gower Pt. Rd. Gibsons: 2 bdrm  house, fridge & stove $180. per  mo.' No animals. White 886-2935  .3 bdrm Mobile home on private  lot, avail. Feb. 1st. to mature  responsible people. Rent: ��� $200.  per mo. 886-9682  Maple Crescent Apartments  1-2-3 bdrm suites for rent, 1662  School Rd., Gibsons. Heat &  cablevision, parking,- close to  schools & shopping. Reas. rent.  Apply suite 103A. 886-7836  Unfurn. 4 bdrm. house with large  rec. room in West Sechelt. Call   885-3908   FORREST  DELUXE TOWNHOUSES  1564 sq. ft. of finished floor area,  3 bdrms, plus large family room  and rec. area, W/W carpets. Deluxe Tappen range, ample parking on blacktop, all for only  $300. per month. These good  family homes are located on 1650  School Road, between School Rd.  and Wyngart Rd. in Gibsons.  For   further    information    call:  Sea-Air Estates886-2137or  Safeco Builders Ltd. 683-3291 or  eves.253-9293  Modern furnished Bachelor suite,  $145. per mo. on Reid Road,  Gibsons. 886-7261  Suite   for   rent   in   Granthams,  partly furn. $125. per mo. Call   886-9904  Why pay more than 3��/a% to sell  your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235 -24 hours  Two canvas and wood folding  chairs $15.00 pair. G.E. hair  dryer $8.00, 45 gallon nylon  water tank for boats, offers.  Call 886-2513  Dress maker form $20.00, Baby  walker with tray $5.00. 886-7168  Top soil & Bark mulch  886-9031  Jordans Carpets  3 Days Only Sale! Jan. 31st.  1st and 2nd of February. See our  display of fine carpets at Lord  Jims' Lodge, or phone 522-4621  for appointment.  L.I.F.E. 'Living is for everyone'  a group of women (widowed, Divorced, or separated) which offers  emotional support, practical information and social events. Anyone interested please contact  Women's Centre at 885-3711.  A.A. meetings Mondays 8:30pm.  and 12 step meetings Saturdays  8:30 pm. Gibsons Athletic Hall.  886-2571 or 886-9193.   Anyone interested in joining a  single parent group? Contact the  Women's Centre 885-3711.  Gibsons: 2 bdrm suite, avail,  immed. $150. per mo. Call:  112-581-0024 ���  For Rent: 2 bdrm house on waterfront lot. 883-2403  Sunshine Coast Trailer Park,  2 bedroom Mobile home.  Room & Board avail, at Bonniebrook Lodge.   Meals & services .  incl. laundry. $275. per month.  Private room. 886-9033.   Gower  Point ocean beach esplanade.  Small trailer - suitable for one  person. $135.00 inclusive. Plus  propane. Bonnie Brook 886-2887  or886-9033.  Duplex in Gibsons, 2bdrm. fridge  & stove, elec. heat, well insulated  Immed. Occupancy. $175.00 per  mo. 886-7218   Tantalus Apartment for rent,  furn. & unfurn. Wall to wall,  accessories 886-9544. __  Suite   for  rent   in   Granthams,  partly furnished, $125. per mo.   886-9904   Why pay more than3Va% to sell  your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  2 bedroom trailer, semi-furnished  washer/dryer - fridge/stove  Avail, after Feb. 1st. 885-9038  Near new 3 bdrm house avail.  Feb. 1st. $325. permo. 886-7625  Comfortable guest cottage,  adjacent to my seaside home,  for reliable couple, within my  home. Call 885-9698  Wanted: responsible business  person to share home. Non-  smoker, near Langdale ferry.  Call 886-9676   3 Bdrm delux mobile home on  private property. Stove, fridge,  dishwasher, deep freeze, w/w,  drapes.   No indoor pets please.   885-2550  2 Bdrm. house, fridge & stove,  large garage. $210. per mo.  Vacant Feb. 1st. 886-9263  New 2 bdrm duplex - All appliances incl. dishwasher, carpet,  fireplace. Fairview Rd. $290.00  per mo. Eves, call 886-7005  Gibsons waterfront:   Large furn.  1 bdrm. suite, immed. possession  886-7108   2 bdrm. home unfurn., stove &  fridge. Close to shopping centre  and schools. $200. per mo. Call  886-2855   Wanted to  Rent  Lodging in the Gibsons Landing  vicinity is required by the Beachcomber film crew. If you have a  house or apt. avail. March to Oct.  Please call 112-665-8057.  Property  Property J  Cars & Trucks  Will sell for bargain price, 27  acres grazing land, since leased  costs only $30. a month. 885-3303  For Sale by owner: New 1595 sq.  ft. house. Full basement, dbl.  plumbing, 1 fireplaces, carport,  sundeck, 4 bdrms. leaded dbl.  glass windows. On large view  lot, Selma Park. Appraised value  $63,000. Selling for $60,000.   885-3773   MUST SELL!  Price reduced to $60,000. By  owner in Gower Point. 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  lA acre. $37,000. 1st Mortgage  at 10V4%. 886-9249.  For Sale by owner: 3 bdrm post  & beam home near tennis courts,  Gibsons. $35,000. 886-7566  eves, after 4:00.  For Sale by owner: Lot 11, Seaside Village, deared ready to  build. Buy it for what we paid for  it. $3000. down and take over  payments at 6% interest. Days  call 885-2273, ask for Nicki or  eves. 885-3963   8 x 45' Rollahome on Gabriola  Island. Must be moved $2,000.  o.b.o. (112) 254-5836 or call  886-8097   FOR SALE BY OWNER  43/�� acres. North Road.   $29,000.  One acre cleared. 886-7579  WATERFRONT  Furnished cottage, Sechelt,  F.P. $15,000. Are you looking for  a way to have a year round retreat  on the waterfront without going  into your invested dollars? A  small down payment & terms @  8*/a% on this charming cottage  on Dominion lease land is the way  to do it. (The lease is approx.  $10.00 per year) Included is a  S/C trailer for guests or renting  to help with payments. Weekends: 885-2475. Mon.-Thur. Call  112-985-3677.  1970 Ford Torino  4 dr. H.T. 886-2941  Travel  3   -   6   Bedroom   House   from  Roberts    Creek    to..   Langdale.  886-7198  Classified  886-7817  Fairmont Road: 2 bdrms., large  living room with corner fireplace.  Excellent view, needs work but  good potential. 886-2164 eves.  Choice lot above Selma Park.  88' frontage, lovely view, natural  Dogwood & Arbutus trees close  to sea & shopping. 885-2198  For Sale: 2 good view lots on  Chaster Rd. 1,000 ft. from water-  front, utilities. 886-2887   Comfortable 3 year old 3 bdrm  house with attached carport,  12 x 24' greenhouse, 12 x 16'  shed can also be used as a greenhouse or workshop. Assumable  $7000. mortgage at 1972 interest  rates. 885-9328  SEAVIEW LOTS $10,000.  Located approximately 100 feet  down Kelly Rd. (on the right hand  side) of Gower Point Rd. Call  Gerry in Victoria at 383-4739  For all your travel arrangements,  Charters, Direct Flights, Contact  LynnSzabo  Graduate of  Canadian Travel College  Instant Reservations & Ticketing  through our Direct Line to all  Air Line Companies.  Plan well ahead for reduced rates  to Hawaii, Mexico, Disney Land  and South.  Associated with all Tour  Companies.  PENINSULA TRAVEL AGENCY  Dental Block, Gibsons  886-2855 Toll Free 682-1513  Mobile Homes    BONNIEBROOK   TRAILER PARK  2 choice Mobile Home sites  Near Waterfront   SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE     '  HOME PARK  Units  now  on  display,   phone:  886-9826  USED UNITS  1975 12 x 68' Embassador, 3  bedrooms, VA bath, raised living  room, electrict fireplace, carpeted  throughout, fully furnished and  in excellent condition.  197112 x 63 Leader, 3 bdrm. fully  furnished, very good condition.  NEWUNITS  SPECIAL  12 x 60 Colony, 2 bedroom limited  addition,   carpeted   livingroom,  fully furnished and decorated.  12x 68' Meadowbrook, 3 bdrms.,  front kitchen with bay window &  patio door.   Built in dishwasher.  Carpeted throughout  and  fully  furnished.  1976 12 x 68 Berkshire, 2 bdrm.  fully furnished and decorated,  carpeted throughout.  Two choice Mobile Home sites.  Will   accomodate   double-wides.  -Gower Point. 886-2881;  White 1972 Datsun P/up, very  clean, radio, canopy, new clutch  and brakes. $1700.886-8087  1974 Honda Civic sedan. Best  offer to $2300. Call 886-7683  1969 Grand Prix, buckets, radials,  air suspension, factory 8-track  stereo. Gold with black vinyl in  excel, cond. Asking $2000.  886-2929  1973 V* Ton Suburban Van, V8  Auto. P. S. & P. B. $2500. Call  885-9869   1961 GMC V* Ton 3 speed:  6 cyl. Recond. motor. Runs  good. Only $300. 885-3403  1963 Ford 300, needs mechanical  work or can be used for parts.  ,$200. o.b.o. 885-3409   flat-deck.  1949   Dodge   3   Ton  $100. Call 885-2766   Chev 3 speed transmission fly  wheel and clutch plate,  $80.00  '   885-9955   1967    Mustang.        $600.    firm  55,000 original miles. 886-9370  Two 1965 VW Beetles, one runs,  one   doesn't.   Very   reasonable.  886-2567  1965 Mustang excel, cond. 6 cyl  Auto. $850.00. 1967 Ford 3A ton  360 cyl. 4 speed, trans. New  motor & trans. Elec. winch, 2  extra rims $1450. 886-2904  35 M.P.G. - One owner  1975 Vega Hatchback, 13,000  original miles, 4 speed delux,  beige, G.T., vinyl interior with  dark brown carpet, dark metalic  brown outside with full rally  stripe, mounted snow tires,  radio   &  tape   deck.   $2,495.00   886-7411   104 -1964 Van, 6 cyl. standard Vt  ton. $650. After 6:885-3369  1967 Ford 6 cyl. Pick-up, $800.  o.b.o. Good shape. 886-7657  1976 Jeep Renegade, V8, power  steering, power brakes, Warn  winch, off road tires & wheels,  8000 mi. Immaculate. 885-3974  1962 G.M.C. Pick-up, 1 ton, 4  speed, with International box,  good cond., heater, radio. $650.  Call Howard 886-2688 or 886-2888  Recycling Notes  by Tom Haigh  ��� Those of you who do recycle  (and some who don't) might -be  interested in what happens to  all that stuff you keep giving to  Peninsula Recycling. So here it  is:  In the case of glass, we strip  the containers of all lids and  metallic rings etc. (everything  jexcept paper labels). Then we  sort them for color and crush  them in drums. When we've got  about six tons of crushed glass  (20 some odd barrels full) we  fork-lift the drums onto a rented  flat deck and take the load to  Dominion Glass in Burnaby, a  company which has an elaborate  recycling department. Dominion  further crushes and grinds up  the glass into what they call  "cullet". About 35% cullet can  be added to new or raw materials-  sand, limestone, soda ash and  felspar - in the manufacture of  new glass containers without  weakening the glass. These  people deal with mountains of  crushed glass. I'm gathering  national statistics for future  columns.  Incidentally, here are some  energy statistics from the Recycling Information Office, Portland, Oregon:  "The extraction and transportation and processing of sand,  limestone, soda ash, and felspar  to make a ton of glass takes  2,055,200 BTU's. Recycling glass  saves some energy (3%-5%),  since the heat needed to melt  "cullet" is less than that for  virgin, materials. Therefore as  fuel costs rise it becomes increasingly economic to use larger (  quantities of cullet.''  '. "The greatest amount of  energy saved is in the comparative figures for the extraction  of the raw materials (mining ore  vs. source separation, pick-up)  and   the   transportation   to   the  manufacturing centre.''  Of course, the direct reusing of  glass containers saves the most  energy of all, but right now that  is only being done in the case of  pop and beer bottles.  The tin we collect, we sell to  Anaconda-Brittania mines who  use it as a catalyst to extract  copper from the stream that runs  off the mine there. If they didn't  use recycled tin for this purpose  they would have to use virgin  materials.  Next week - The Paper Story.  Keep on recycling and send  those household recycling tips  to Peninsula Recycling, Box 907J  Sechelt, B. C.  1969 Datsun Pick-Up  $1295. Offers.  885-3277  .    Ask for Ben  K. BUTLER  REALTY LTD.  1538 Gower Point Road - Phone 886-2000  Avoid the last minute rush and receive  personalized service. A FREE wallet type  folder for your Certificate of Insurance and  Registration Form to early customers.  DISCOUNT FOR SAFE DRIVERS  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.  IL  SUPERIOR ELECTRIC  FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE  CALL R. SIMPKINS u  885-2412  FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE   II  ^T^ S\  Savings deposits, term deposits,  chequing services, loans and  mortgages...sure, all financial institutions  offer them.  But what about a chequing service that  pays interest? Or insurance service? Or  income tax service? Travel agent  service, consumer advice, debt  counselling?  How about Saturday hours or longer  hours during the week?  A good number of Credit Unions offer  these services under one roof. The  reason for Credit Unions' better service  is the story behind the Credit Unions  themselves.  Autonomy  Of all the places you can go to save or  borrow money, only the Credit Unions  are democratically run and controlled by  the members, customers just like you.  The members elect .theboard'of  directors, and help determine the  policies. Each individual Credit Union  also determines what services it wants.  Democratic control gives Credit Unions  another important advantage. Because  they are so close to the grassroots of  their communities, Credit Unions are  responsive to community needs,  sensitive to local economic changes.  They'll likely keep your money working  right there in your community, where it  does you the most good. They're likely to  help you when you need it too.  Security  Although democratically run, Credit  Unions operate within the confines of  strict provincial legislation. They also  operate under the watchful eye of the  superintendent of Credit Unions, an arm  of the Attorney General's department.  AH Credit Union shares and deposits are  guaranteed without limit by a Provincial  Credit Union Share and Deposit  Guarantee Fund especially designated  for the purpose.  In 40 years of Credit Union operation, no  member has ever lost a cent of deposits.  Over 500,000 British Columbians are  already members.of one Credit Union or  another. If you're not one of them, ask a  friend about a nearby Credit Union you  can join. He'll be glad to help.  How to join  a credit union  Everyone in British Columbia is eligible.  You can choose from: a community  Credit Union where you live; an  industrial, commercial or professional  Credit Union where you work; or an  associational or parochial Credit Union  that's part of an organization or church  you belong to.  Simply come into the appropriate Credit  Union, fill out an application, make a set  deposit of $1 to $25 in a membership  share account, and you're in.  tell me more  i  about Credit Unions, free and without j  obligation, because I never join anything    |  without a thorough investigation.  Name  Address  City  Prov. . . .  Code  Mail to:  B.C. Central Credit Union  P.O. Box 2038  Vancouver. B.C. V6B 3R9  ���-;���:!  6  # Coast News, January 25,1977.  11  Wanted: good home for 2 yr old  dog, part Lab, part Alsatian.  Friendly, had shots, 885-9552  For Sale: One purebred White  German Shepherd puppy, call  886-9516        .  FREE: 4 mo. old male kitten,  beige & white, had shots, to good  home only. 886-9409  For Sale: V* Maltese V* Toy  poodle silver cross - female, 7  weeks old. 885-2778  For Sale: pure bred German short  haired Pointer, female, spayed &  shots.    11 mo. old. $75.00 Call   886-7507   Registered Toggenburg buck  avail, for stud service. 885-3759  For Sale: Pigs born Oct. 19th 1976  Young Toggenburg nanny, bred  for March 1977. 885-3605  FREE to good home, German  Shepherd, male, 1 yr. old, good  with kids. After 5: 885-2880.  FREE   to   good   home:   female  kitten, 5 mo. old, part Siamese.  We will 'spayed' if so desired.  886-2149   Motorcycles  10 speed Chopper $80.00, black  Motor Cross, hydraulic front-  end, $90.00. 885-9955   ��� Motorcycle ���  Repair & Service  All Makes & Models  Save money - Reasonable rates  Dave Boyte: 886-7842 or 886-2877  Host Rent a Car  Sechelt: 885-3277  Vancouver International Airport:  278-3941  Boats  MARINE SURVEYS  AND APPRAISALS  For selling, purchasing  or financing  Surveys for insurance  or settlement of claims  Captain W. Y. Higgs  Box 399, Gibsons. B.C.  Phones 886-9546. 885-9425  Boats  15' Fibrefoam, 65 H.P. Evinrude  Best offer. 886-9076   14' Plywood boat and trailer  $300.886-7839   1972 Chrysler VA H.P. Outboard $125.00, 1960 Johnson 3  H.P. Outboard $125.00, 1957  Evinrude 3 H.P. Outboard, $85.  All motors are in good running  order. Contact Coast News  Property  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235 24 Hrs.  YOUR OPPORTUNITY #3758  To buy this fully serviced lot in  Gibsons close to Municipal  Office and Library, one block  to P.O. and shopping. Two  blocks to beach; priced right  for quick sale. Approx. Vi acre  F.P. $13,000. Pat Murphy,  885-9487 eves.  SECHELT #3752  2 Bedroom home 1150 sq. ft.  with Hardwood floors and fireplace on full basement partitioned for extra rooms. On  large level lot close to shops  and P.O. Let us show you  the good value in this home,  priced to sell quickly at  $44,500. Don Hadden, Eves.  885-9504.  NEW ON MARKET- #3760  COTTAGE IN VILLAGE:  Delight to show 1 bedroom  home, living, bed & dining,  large rooms. Compact kitchen  Franklin Fireplace & kitchen  range remain. Easy care home  & garden with good shed.  Asking price $34,500. Try  yours with Peter Smith,  885-9463 eves.  LARGE AND LEVEL IN  GIBSONS: #3738 On Sewer,  close to business section and  W.F. Good value at $15,000.  Jack Warn, 886-2681.  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235 24 Hrs.  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235 24 Hrs.  LARGE LOT - GOOD AREA  #3757 80 Feet on paved road,  321 deep, nearly level nicely  wooded. Water, hydro, and  phone. 5 minute drive to Village centre. Over Vi acre,  owner asks just $11,500. Good  lot, good price. Peter Smith,  885-9463 eves.  3 BEDROOM - VIEW #3725  Lovely modern home in Davis  Bay, panoramic view of  Georgia Straits and Vancouver  Island. This home has quite  a number of quality features,  must be seen to be appreciated. I will show you by  appointment, Pat Murphy,  885-9487 eves.  TUWANEK #3748  Delightfully finished 2 bedrm  Gothic arch home. Well insulated, elec. furnace. Vaulted ceiling gives spacious  feeling. Large sundeck faces  water. Landscaped lot for easy  care. This warm, cosy retirement home is good value at  $32,500.. Don Hadden eves, at  885-9504.  GIBSONS #3602  Situated on North Road this  3.40 acres has 540 feet of road  frontage, well treed, zoned  A.L.R. Asking $22,500. cash  or Vi cash, balance at 10%  payable over 5 years. Call Jim  Wood, 885-2571 eves.  DAVIS BAY VIEW #3731  Beautiful view lot 70 x 150  located on Greer Road, power  and water available. Short  walk to the beach. Check  this one. Asking $13,500. Call  Jim Wood, 885-2571.  WELL-BUILT HOME: #3751  This 2 bedroom home in  Sechelt Village across the road  from Hackett Park.' Close to  Schools and shopping. Has 2  finished rooms in full concrete  basement. Corner lot. Try  your offer to $42,000. F.P.  Pat Murphy, 885-9487 eves.  Property  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235 24 Hrs.  3 BEDROOM REMODELED  #3732 See & believe, only  $35,000. Large living room,  heatilator fireplace, auto/oil  furnace, new carpeting, new  kitchen, separate utility &  furnace room. Level lot 90 x  234 feet. Water etc. all in.  Garage, also range & fridge  incl. Peter Smith 885-9463  eves.  TUWANEK #3706  Lambs Bay Beach and Boat  launch is right across the  street from this gentle slope  treed lot with delightful  stream thru it. There is power  water & phone along road.  Full price $8,500. with terms.  Call Don Hadden 885-9504  eves.  Too Late to  Classify  Host Rent a Car  Sechelt: 885-3277  Vancouver International Airport:  278-3941   Why pay  more  than 3'/j% to  sell your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  SUNNY EXPOSURE #3674  5.4 acres wooded; partially  ready for eight lot division,  one block to seashore. $45,000  Jack Warn, 886-2681.  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  Host Rent a Car  Sechelt: 885-3277  Vancouver International Airport:  278-3941  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons 886-2812  HANDYMAN  SERVICE  All Types Home Repairs  & Services  Renovations, Additions,  Painting, Clean-up, etc.  North of Davis Bay  883-9266  Barry Large  Box 43, 18 Elliot Rd.  Garden Bay  aft  REAL ESTATE  *  INSURANCE  FLORON  AGENCIES LTD  99  Ron McSavaney, Pres.  885-3339  John L.Black, Salesman  res. 886-7316  GOWER POINT ROAD: Waterfront home, 3 bedrooms, large  living room, dining room and  kitchen, 2 baths, playroom, on  Vz acre lot, unobstructed view,  large patio. Only $65,000.  FOR LEASE: 1 year. 3 bedrooms in quiet area. Basement  and patio; as of April 1st,  1977 to April 1st, 1978. $300.  per month. No pets.  GIBSONS: 2 bedroom, living-  room with Fireplace. Large  kitchen, 2 sun rooms, terrific  view, nice lot. $31,500.  ROBERTS CREEK: WATERFRONT! 75' x 420' on Beach  Ave., by app't only. 3 bedrooms, lots of cupboards;  big living room with Fireplace,  large family kitchen, Automatic  Oil, Sun deck & potting room.  GIBSONS: Shaw Road. 3 bedroom bungalow plus 5 acres,  subdividable land; semi-cleared  ready for developing.  ROBERTS CREEK: WATERFRONT, 75' x 620', gentle  slope, nicely treed, older  cottage. Asking $65,000.  *w��' TFEfrvfErrcn 2T77CT  Variety Foods  will be CLOSED  February 8th - March 1st.  WATCH FOR OUR RED HOT SPECIALS  February 4th and 5th!!  For example: Cheddar Cheese $1.50 Ib.  Gibsons 886-2936  PUBLIC NOTICE  PROPOSED EXCLUSION FROM  AGRICULTURAL LAND RESERVE  At the request of the Sunshine Coast Regional  District Board the B. C. Land Commission has reviewed the designation of Agricultural Land Reserve  Lands in the Regional District. The Board has  received the report and intends to request the  Commission release land they have indicated are  inappropriately designated. A copy of the review  map is posted at the. Regional Board offices for  public information. Areas suggested for exclusion  are D.L. 4460 and 4461 in Area F, D.L. 906 in Area E,  part of D.L. 904 in Area D, a large portion of the  land around Roberts Creek, a part of West Sechelt  and a small portion in the Redrooffs and Porpoise  Bay areas. There is no change recommended for  Halfmoon Bay or Pender Harbour. At the regular  Board Meeting to be held at the end of February  the Board will consider lands for exclusion. Any  property owner who would prefer their land remain  in the A.L.R. should notify the Regional District  prior to that meeting. ��  Sunshine Coast Regional District  Box 800  Sechelt, B. C.  Telephone: 885:2261  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  NEED TIRES''  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  nuitie S-BENDS on: Highway 101-  Phone 886-2700  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  TOYOTA  New & Used Car Sales  All Make, Parts & Services  Gibsons AL JAMIESON Phone886-7919  Royal Bank off Canada  GIBSONS Branch-Ph. 886-2201 SECHELT Branch-Ph. 885-2201  HOURS Tues.-Thurs. 10a.m.-3p.m.  Fri. 10a.m. -6 p.m. Sat. 10a.m. -3p.m.  WINDSOR   PLYWOOD  (THE PLYWOOD PEOPLE)  Construction Plywood, Fancy Panels. Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Sidings and all Accessories.  ^Delivery Phone 886-9221 Highway 101, Gibsons  L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations  885-9666 Porpoise Bay Road Box 172, Sechelt, B. C  TWIN CREEK LUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  885^9973w  SUNSHINE CO AST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  - 'Port Mellon to Ole's Cove "' "  Commercial Containers available  886-2938  (Qutfit (Electric TLtb.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & CONTRACTING'  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons. Roberts Creek & Madeira Park  885-3133  J. McKenzie Ron Blair, P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd. P.O. Box 387 Sechelt    VON 3A0  SIM   ELECTRIC   LTD.  Electrical Contractor  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  ��V  BE ELECTRIC lid..  Box 860  Phone 886-7605  "POWER    TO    THE    PEOPLE"  Gibsons  TED HUME SERVICES  Parts. Service, Installations  Stoves,   Furnaces,   Heaters,   etc.  886-2951  Gibsons. B.C  Certified Instrument Mechanic  COAST PAVING  PAVING FROM DRIVEWAYS TO HIGHWAYS  Highways, Parking Areas, Driveways, Crushed Gravel  Equipment Rentals  Main Office: Box 95,   Powell River,    485-6118  Branch Off ice:        Sechelt, Ph. 885-2343 9:30 to 3:30 p.m  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING-PIPEFITTING-STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  ���   -     Al I Work G uaran teed  TIDELINE  Plumbing and Heating Contractors  RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL  FREE ESTIMATES  Bernie Mulligan 886-9414 Denis Mulligan  RAY COATESPLUMBING  Contract Renovations & Service Work  886-7695  ANDREASSEN     ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO!) Per  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR     Andreassen  Serving the Sunshine Coast  886-9439 General Delivery Hopkins Landing, B. C  ROY&WAGENAAR  B.C. LAND SURVEYORS  CIVIL ENGINEERS  Marine Building Wharf Street  Box 609 885-2332 Sechelt, B. C.  ROBERT W. ALLEN  B. C. LAND SURVEYOR  Sechelt Lumber Building  Wharf St., Box 607  885-2625 Sechelt, B. C. Res. 885-9581  Phone 886-2280  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  At  the  sign  ot   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  ROBINSON'S TV  Service Depot for  PHILIPS-ZENITH PANASONIC--ADMIRAL  FLEETWOOD DEALER  FORMERLY NEVENS     MASTERCHARGE  ELECTRONICS   & APPLIANCES  Charles (Chuck) Stephens  SALES and SERVICE  E ELECTRONICS INGLIS & PHILIPS  Across from Red & White 885-25  PAJAK   ELECTRONICS  CO. LTD.  RCA & ELECTROHOME  Authorized Dealer  886-7333 Sales and Service Gibsons  For Rent  Pnone 086-2664  Packing Materials tor Sale  Member Allied Van Lines      R.R. 1, Gibsons  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  JJunnycrest Plaza  886-2231  GIBSONS BUILDING SUPPLIES  (1971) LTD.  ALL BUILDING MATERIALS  READY-MIX   CONCRETE-GRAVEL  GENERAL PAINT  886-2642 Highway 101 -Gibsons 886-7833  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  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION &. MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  Marv Voler.  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  886-9597  Sechelt  C   &   s  HARDWARE  &  APPLIANCES  885-9713  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE TO ALL MAKES  SEW EASY  Cowrie St. Sechelt 885-2725  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  R.R. 2  Gibsons  GIBSONS  TELEPHONE ANSWERING  Service - Phone 886-2231  GIBSONS LANES  OPEN BOWLING HOURS  SATURDAY 7-11 pm FRIDAY9-11 pm  SUNDAY    2-5pm   9-11 pm  iibsons  STANHILSTAD   ROOFING  DUROID  SHAKES  OR REROOFING  R.R. 1, Port Mellon Highway        Phone 886-2923  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cabinetsand Fixtures ���# 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   -fr Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty  R. BIRKIN  885-3417 Beach   Ave.,    Roberts   Creek  885-3310  I.B. EXCAVATING 886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage installation  ��� Dump Truck ���Backhoe  ��� Cat  ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates  SPECIALTY MACHINE WORKS  MANUFACTURE OF MACHINE PARTS  SHAKE FROES DRAW KNIVES  CUSTOM AND MARINECASTING.    GENERAL MACHINE WORK I  HUGH BAIRD  Opposite Sechelt Legion    885-2523 Days    885-2108 Eves. 12.  Coast News, January 25,1977.  v r'x:-<f:_  FISH SHOP TALK  by Gerry Ward  This article is to do with tropical fish. Next issue I will write  about species of fish; this time I  will discuss setting up and care of  aquariums.  The basic set-up for the average hobbyist entails buying an  aquarium, a heater, a canopy,  some filters, some gravel, and an  air pump. Most people start with  a small aquarium. This is good so  long as it is-no smaller than 10 gallons. If it is too small, you will not  have enough room for your fish.  In canopies, you have a choice  of a plastic or metal canopy, and  also fluorescent or incandescent  lighting. I personally prefer incandescent as it seems to be more  beneficial to the plants. When  you buy filters, don't buy them  because they are cheap. With a 10  gallon aquarium, you may use 2  box or inside filters, with a 15 gallon aquarium 1 have found a box  filter and a back or outside filter  .seem to work quite well. A heater  is essential with tropical fish. The  new self-contained, thermostatically controlled heaters are quite  cheap and reliable.  An air pump is essential to  create air for your filters, and also  circulation for the water. The  best pumps are the piston types.  They are quite expensive but are  the most reliable. The small diaphragm pumps are silent running  and pump a good volume of air  when you first buy them, but soon  become weak and also very loud  after two or three months.  Last is your gravel. This comes  in many colours and grades, or  sizes. I suggest you use the type  made specifically for aquariums,  as any other may cloud the water.  When you are ready to use the  gravel, clean it first under hot  running water. Be sure to keep  stirring it while under the tap.  Once this is done, clean it again  under cold water. I have found if  you don't do this, within a week  your water will turn cloudy. Some  other things you will need are  aquarium charcoal and filter floss  for your filters, also tubing to run  from the pump to the filters.  Your aquarium should now be  ready to set up. Fill with water,  at a temperature of 74 degrees F.  Let stand for a day or two; then  add plants and fish. Banning any  accidents such as ill fish or poor  water, you should now be able to  sit back and enjoy your aquarium.  ^" QUESTION: **^  What do you think of the proposal to limit log booms  on Gambier Island?  MRS.ENGEN  "Well, that's all right by  me. I don't think they should  have all the waterfronts  polluted. We have a park on  Keats Island and I think it's  difficult to get over there and  if they make another one on  Gambier Island they should  have a small ferry or something so people could take  advantage of it."  RICKRINTOUL  "No...Industry should be  extended and then put more  people to work to clean it up  ar.d keep it clean. I don't  know much about booming  but they could make sweeps  and pick up all the loose  stuff inside...which would  pay more people and keep  them working."  PATRICK MURPHY  "I believe the waters  adjacent to Gambier Island  should be protected for the  people and for the enjoyment  of people and I believe that  industry could be accomodated in certain areas which  could be allocated just for  that specific industry. An  accomodation could be made  for industry but I believe the  environment should be pro-,  tected to the greatest degree."  DOUGGILLETT  "I don't believe industry  should be limited in this  area adjacent to Gambier  Island because this will  affect the whole industry of  B. C. Right here as far as  the forest industry goes the  biggest percentage of all our  MURDOCH WAUGH  "Certainly, the environment should be protected at  all times. If you don't protect  it pretty soon it's going to  disappear then how are you  going to get it back...spend  more money? I think there  should bra lot more drastic  steps taken to stop the in-  croachment of industry on  the environment in spots  around here."  logs, close to 5 million feet  per year anyway, are coming  into these little bays in the  sound here by barge or  bundle boom and it's the  only piece of calm water  where we can sort our logs  out."  Picture not available.  SUNSHINE COAST  NAVY LEAGUE BRANCH  PRESENTATION NIGHT  Mr. Tom Wade, 1st National Vice-President, Navy League  of Canada will be making the presentations.  Branch Charter  Warrants  N.L.C.C.  Kenneth Grant  Wednesday, Jan. 26th, 8:00 p.m.  at  Gibsons Elementary School Gym  N.L.W.C-Dogwood  R.C.S.CC-Conway  Warrants for Cadet Officers  CANADA  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  ELIZABETH the SECOND, by the Grace of God, of the  United Kingdom, Canada and Her Other Realms and  Territories, Queen, Head of the Commonwealth,  Defender of the Faith.  To all to whom these presents shall come  GREETING  H.A.Curtis  Minister of  Municipal Affairs  and Housing.  WHEREAS by section 21 of the  Municipal Act it is provided that  the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council may, by supplementary  Letters Patent, extend the  area of a municipality under the conditions therein set out:  AND WHEREAS a petition has been received by the  Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing from the  Council of the Village of Gibsons praying that the area of  the municipality be extended to include all and singular  those certain parcels or tracts of land situate, lying, and  being as follows:  Firstly:- Commencing at the northeast corner of Lot 4  of Lot 689, Group 1, New Westminster District, Registered Plan 2987, on file in the Land Registry Office,  Vancouver; thence westerly along the northerly boundaries of Lots 4, 3, 2 and 1 of Lot 689, Plan 2987 to the  northwest corner of said Lot 1, Plan 2987; thence westerly  in a straight line to the southeast corner of Lot B of Lot  1314, Registered Plan 7871; thence southerly in a straight  line to the northeast corner of Lot D of Lot 690, Registered Plan 5033; thence southerly along the easterly  boundaries of said Lot D, Plan 5033; Lots 5 and 6 of Lot  690, Registered Plan 12540; Lot B of Lot 690, Registered  Plan 4973; Remainder of Lot 5 of Lot 690, Registered  Plan 3598 and Lot A of Lot 690, Registered Reference  Plan 5382 to the southeast corner of said Lot A, Reference  Plan 5382; thence south to the point of intersection with  the northerly boundary of Lot B of Lot 683, Registered  Plan 9351; thence easterly along the northerly boundaries  of said Lot B, Plan 9351; Lots 2 and 3 of Lot 683, Registered Plan 3639 and Lot A of Lot 683, Registered Plan  9840 to the northeast corner of said Lot A, Plan 9840;  thence southerly along the easterly boundaries of Lots A,  B and C of Lot 683, Plan 9840 to the southeast corner of  said Lot C, Plan 9840; thence east to the point of intersection with the easterly boundary of Lot 683; thence  northerly and westerly along the easterly and northerly  boundaries of said Lot 683 to the point of intersection with  the southerly prolongation of the easterly boundary of Lot  4 of Lot 689, Plan 2987; thence northerly along said prolongation and continuing northerly along the easterly  boundary of said Lot 4, Plan 2987 to the aforesaid northeast corner thereof, being the point of commencement  and containing by admeasurement 54.75 acres of land,  more or less.  Secondly:- Commencing at the northwest corner of  Lot 5 of Lot 684, Group 1, New Westminster District,  Registered Plan 4438, on file in the Land Registry Office,  Vancouver; thence easterly and southerly along the nor  therly and easterly boundaries of said Lot 5, Plan 4438 to  the southeast corner thereof; thence southerly and  westerly along the easterly and southerly boundaries of  Lot 6 of Lot 684, Plan 4438 to the southwest corner thereof; thence west to the point of intersection with the  westerly boundary of Lot 684; thence northerly along the  said westerly boundary of Lot 684 to the point of intersection with the westerly prolongation of the northerly  boundary of Lot 5 of Lot 684, Plan 4438; thence easterly  along said prolongation to the aforesaid northwest corner  of Lot 5 of Lot 684, Plan 4438 being the point of commencement and containing by admeasurement 9.93 acres of  land, more or less.  AND WHEREAS the conditions and requirements of  the said section 21 have been duly complied with:  NOW KNOW YE THAT by these presents We do order  and proclaim that the area of the Village of Gibsons be  extended, and that on, from, and after the date of these  supplementary Letters Patent the boundaries of the  Village of Gibsons be defined as follows:  Commencing at the most easterly northeast.corner of  Lot 686, Group 1, New Westminster District, being a  point on the westerly highwater mark of Howe Sound;  thence westerly and northerly along the northerly and  westerly boundaries of said Lot 686 to the most northerly  northeast corner thereof;  thence northerly  along   the  easterly boundary of Lot 687 to the southeast corner of  Lot D of Lot 687,  Registered  Explanatory  Plan 3182,  on deposit in the Land Registry Office, Vancouver; thence  northwesterly and northerly along the southwesterly and  westerly boundaries of said Lot D to the point of intersection with the easterly prolongation of the northerly  boundary of Lot 3 of Lot 687, Registered Plan 3306; thence  westerly along said prolongation and continuing westerly  along the northerly boundary of said Lot 3 to the northwest corner thereof; thence northerly along the easterly  boundary of Lot 6 of Lot 688, Registered Reference Plan  59, to the northeast corner thereof; thence northerly and  westerly along the easterly and northerly boundaries of  Lot 5 of Lot 688, Plan 59, to the southeast corner of Lot  4 of Lot 688, Plan 59; thence northerly along the easterly  boundary of said Lot 4 to the northeast corner thereof;  thence easterly and northerly along the southerly and  easterly boundaries of Lot 1 of Lot 688, Plan 59, to the  northeast corner thereof; thence westerly along the northerly boundaries of Lots 688, 689 and 690  to the southeast corner of Lot B of Lot 1314, Registered Plan 7871;  thence southerly in a straight line to the northeast corner  of Lot D of Lot 690, Registered Plan 5033; thence southerly along the easterly boundaries of said Lot D, Plan  5033; Lots 5 and 6 of Lot 690, Registered Plan 12540;  Lot B of Lot 690, Registered Plan 4973, Remainder of  Lot 5 of Lot 690, Registered Plan 3598 and Lot A of Lot  690, Registered Reference Plan 5382, to the southeast  corner of said Lot A Reference Plan 5382; thence south  to the point of intersection with the northerly boundary  of Lot B of Lot 683, Registered Plan 9351; Lots 2 and 3  easterly along the northerly boundaries of said Lot B,  Plan 9351; Lots 2 and 3 of Lot 683, Registered Plan 3639  and Lot A of Lot 683, Registered Plan 9840, to the northeast corner of said Lot A Plan 9840; thence southerly  along the easterly boundaries of Lots A, B and C of Lot  683, Plan 9840 to the southeast corner of said Lot C, Plan  9840; thence east to the point of intersection with the  westerly boundary of Lot 684; thence southerly along the  said westerly boundary of Lot 684 to a point which lies  due west of the southwest corner of Lot 6 of Lot 684,  Registered Plan 4438; thence east to said corner and  continuing easterly along the southerly boundary of said  Lot 6,  Plan 4438 to the southeast corner of thereof;  thence southerly along the westerly boundaries of Lots  10 and 12 of Lot 684, Plan 4438, to the southwest corner  of said Lot 12; thence westerly along the southerly boundary of Lot 13 of Lot 684, Plan 4438, to a point due north  of the northwest corner of Lot 17 of Lot 684, Plan 4438;  thence south to said northwest corner; thence southerly  and easterly along the westerly and southerly boundaries  of said Lot 17 to the northwest corner of Lot 22 of Lot  684,  Plan  4438;  thence southerly along  the westerly  boundary of said Lot 22 to the southwest corner thereof;  thence southerly in a straight line to the northwest corner  of Lot 29 of Lot 684, Plan 4438; thence southerly along the  westerly boundaries of Lots 29, 30, and 31 of Lot 684,  Plan 4438, to the southwest corner of said Lot 31; thence  south to the point of intersection with the northerly boundary of Lot 842; thence easterly along the northerly boundary of said Lot 842 to the northwest corner of Lot 7 of  Lot 842, Registered Plan 6755; thence southerly, easterly,  and southerly along the westerly, southerly, and westerly  boundaries of said Lot 7 to the most southerly southwest  corner thereof, being a point on the westerly highwater  mark of Howe Sound; thence southerly in a straight line  and in a direction perpendicular to the general direction  of the said highwater mark at the most southerly southwest corner of Lot 7 for a distance of 1,000 feet; thence in  a general northeasterly direction 1,000 feet perpendicularly distant from the parallel to the said highwater mark  of Howe Sound to the point of intersection with a straight  line drawn easterly and in a direction perpendicular to  the general direction of the highwater mark from the  aforesaid most easterly  northeast corner of Lot 686;  thence westerly in a straight line to said most easterly  northeast corner, being the point of commencement, and  containing by admeasurement 962.97 acres of land, more  or less, and 215.85 acres of land covered by water, more  or less:  AND THAT the provisions of any zoning, subdivision  and building regulatory by-laws amended to date hereof  of the Sunshine Coast Regional District shall remain in  force and effect in the extension area as if they were a  by-law adopted by the municipality until amended or  repealed by by-law.  AND THAT the Letters Patent of the Village of Gibsons  be deemed to be amended so as to conform to the premises as and from the date of these supplementary Letters  Patent.  In testimony whereof, We have caused these Our Letters  to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Our said  Province to be hereunto affixed.  WITNESS, Colonel, the Honourable Walter S. Owen,  Q. C, LL.D., Lieutenant-Governor of Our said Province  of British Columbia, in Our City of Victoria, in Our said  Province, this 22nd day of December, in the year of our  Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventy-six and  in the twenty-fifth year of Our Reign.  By Command.  D. Phillips  Acting Provincial Secretary and  Minister of Travel Industry.  TIM-BRMART Coast News, January 25,1977.  13  A flock of scoters and goldeneyes take to the air en masse as  thev  are disturbed in their wintering  areas  near Gower Point  Olaussen discusses oil spills  m^0smi��&mjs  FOR HIGH PROFIT  'o;:7'POTENf;IAL:-7;'7:7  Special OPPORTUNITY for  INDEPENDENT RETAILERS AGENT  DISTRIBUTOR SALES SUPERVISOR  PART-TIME and or FULL TIME  IN ORDER TO DISPOSE OF LARGE  AMOUNT OF BROAD RANGE OF  MERCHANDISE:  SURPLUS, DISTRESSED and CLEAR-OUTS.  We are locating:  INDEPENDENT RETAILERS and/or AGENTS for  1. Surplus/Regular goods on consignment.  2. New dealerships.  3. New product agencies.  4. Joint venture retail operations.  5. Openingof new retail operations.  ��� WE SUPPLY THE PRESELECTED GOODS and CO-  PROMOTE THE SALES.  ��� YOU SUPPLY THE STAFF, LOCATION AND  COLLECT THE MONEY.  ��� WE SHARE THE PROFIT ONLY AFTER THE GOODS  ARE SOLD.  Surplus Clearinghouse of Canada  207 Queen's Quay West, S.E. Building,  Toronto, Ontario.  OUR REPRESENTATIVE WILL BE IN YOUR  AREA SHORTLY.  PLEASE CALL (416) 863-9871  "Massive oil spills in Canadian  and U. S. waters have made the  general public aware of the need  to take immediate action in order  to prevent such occurences in  the future", said ex-merchant  seaman and former M. P. Harry  Olaussen in an address to the  Powell River Anti-Pollution Association last Thursday.  "In the past few weeks alone  there have been 11 seperate  maritime accidents involving  mostly Liberian flag ships", said  Olaussen. "Poor seamanship,  inadequate navigational equipment and non-compliance with  safety and navigational standards  were mostly responsible for such  accidents that have damaged  the environment and cost taxpayers untold millions of dollars  ' for clean-up operations.''  Olaussen commented on the  livelihood of fishermen and  others being affected by such oil  spills.   "They have a right to be  ��� concerned'', said Olaussen, "and  so should we as taxpayers and as  Canadians concerned about our  environment."  - Olaussen said that he did not  relish the fact that large numbers  of supertankers under foreign  flags will soon be sailing in B. C.  waters. "Massive oil spills are  inevitable under present conditions", said Olaussen, "as the  major oil companies, by running  their ships under the flags of'  Liberia, Panama and other such  flag-of-convenience countries,  manage to avoid, in many instances, the cost of meeting the  required safety and navigational  standards established by maritime-conscious nations."  "By circumventing the laws of  their countries they find it possible to make substantial profits  through tax loopholes, cheap  wages and the use of substandard  ships and equipment aboard."  Olaussen urged British Columbians to take appropriate action  by publicizing their concern and  pressuring the government to  take such action as is necessary  in order to prevent major oil  spills in our coastal waters.  "Canadians must be made aware  of who is irresponsibly exploiting  them", said Olaussen. "They  must be told about the use of  substandard rust-buckets such  as the Argo Merchant that recently spilled 8 million gallons  of oil in the waters off the east  coast. The "Fly by night" operators must be fought by using  every means available to protect  our shores and our environment."  "It is therefore my intention,  to initiate a petition so that the  people of British Columbia can  participate in this issue", declared Olaussen. "I have already  approached The Canadian Merchant Service Guild for support  in this matter and I also expect  support from maritime, environ-  c.mental .and..other .organizations  in order to carry out an effective  campaign."  In conclusion Olaussen said  that the-petition he intends to  bring to public attention reads  as follows:  Whereas recent maritime  tragedies involving flag-of-con-  venience ships have threatened  the environment of both ,U. S.  and Canadian coasts and, whereas many flag-of-convenience  ships that are allowed to sail in  Canadian waters do not comply  with maritime standards established by the Canadian government, therefore we/ the undersigned, urge the government to  take immediate action in refusing  entry of foreign-flag ships that  do not meet construction, navigational equipment and crew  competence standards established by maritime-advanced  nations to ensure safety at sea  and protection of the environment. ...   ...    .-...,.-.��� ������:������-���<*���  ELSON'S GLASS  (Stf5k.  ALUMINUM WINDOWS  AUTO GLASS TABLE TOPS  MIRRORS FRAMED AND CUT TO SIZE  HIGHWAY 101 and PRATT ROAD  886-9359  BESTS VALUE FOR:  A New Home  �� View of Sea and Mountains  > Sewered Lot  > Two Deluxe Fireplaces  > 1200 sq. ft. Main Floor, Full Basement  > U-ShapedCrestwoodKitchen  What's the price? Only $56,600.  Interested? Phone 886-7073  Ask for Brian MacKenzie  ���,iwnji-.-i*i-tp->7;---.-:-s' "���";::'iy4',;- .   . ��� ��� '777 ���.������>.. '���  -        -..���-���.���--������     .��� ��� ..-..:_  -,7 ���-  9V2X15  Office Supply Specials  KRAFT ENVELOPES  $29-95/5c  WINDOW ENVELOPES  2V4"ADDING MACHINE ROLLS  Boxof 50 $26"50  REDIFORM  COUNTER CHECKBOOKS  10/$2 90  LETTER SIZE CLIPBOARDS  YELLOW 8% x 14  FIGURING PADS  Wide  Line  1.29  i  l05  [TREE7^ HOLE PUNCH W  IEVERY PURCHASE OVER S  IBM no W EM ������ ������ ����� ������ 9*~- *wm ~~ ���" ���"��� ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^  "I  1  8  e  8  8  e  B  CALCULATORS  Now Expanding Our Line of  PRODUCTS  $11.95  $14.95  EL8018  SCIENTIFIC  b^ms  fe,  fc  jfc  fc  ^  EL5800  $2995    Electronic Cash Registers  Starting as Low as  $99.95  (ALL PARTS AND LABOUR GUARANTEED FOR I YEAR)  EL805I  Box 883  Sechelt  885-3258 14.  Coast News, January 25,1977.  | Ken's i  ROAM AT HOME  THE TRAIL TO  THE MONKMAN PASS  To hike the Monkman Trail is to  walk in a wilderness garden of  wild flowers and waterfalls.  Through parklands of pine and  spruce, up ridges to towering  mountains, down into dells of  lush fernery, alongside rushing  rivers - everywhere you tread on  carpets of bluebells, scarlet  columbines and paintbrush, yellow arnica, white Solomon's Seal,  Queen's cup and the ubiquitous  bunchberry. And for a mile and a  half on steeply canyoned Monk-  man Creek as many as eight  waterfalls cascade tempestuously  from ledge to ledge. Elsewhere  the rivers are riddled with rapids.  According to the latest British  Columbia road map, the Monk-  man hinterland is the emptiest  area in the whole province. East  of the Hart Highway between  Prince George and Dawson Creek  the map merely shows two  names, the Murray River and the  Rocky Mountains. But do not be  perturbed. There are two roads  in to meet the Monkman Trail.  The better know one leaves the  blacktop at Beaverlodge about 79  miles 026 kilometers) southeast  of Dawson Creek and turns onto  the Redwillow/Kinuseo Road for  a total distance of 176 miles (282  kilometers). Those who regard  rain-rutted roads as a welcome  challenge may prefer the shorter  route along the British Columbia/  Alberta Boundary Road south of  Tupper, a total distance of 120  miles (190 kilometers).  The road ends at the Murray  River campground and the trail  begins. Hacked by hand during  the summers of 1973 and 1974 by  Vern Hopkins and his forestry  students, it covers 17 miles (27  kilometers) between the campground and Monkman Lake, a rewarding week or weekend adventure. For the first few miles, the  trail winds through a pine and  spruce forest, slides past the fast-  flowing Murray River and gives  glimpses of glaciered mountains.  At Mile 4, the Forest Service has  recently installed a "flying fox"  or hand operated pulley system to  provide the hiker with an exciting  ride across the Murray River.  Packdogs and packs can be roped  on to the board and swung over  the stream as easily as self-propelled hikers. After Mile 4, the  trail climbs steeply upstream  along a razor-backed ridge which  affords unobstructed views of the  river below and the mountains  above. Then it continues on an  undulating route over the heavily  forested slopes between the  Monkman Creek and the Murray  River to Mile 7. For those who  like to pace themselves more leisurely, Mile 7, marked by a sign  saying "WATER" provides a  good place to camp overnight.  Others who wish to press on  may fortify themselves with lunch  here then continue to switchback  the ridges high above the rapids  of the Monkman Creek. Incessant rain may make waterfalls at  your feet but the waterfalls from  afar squeezed between the canyons of the snaking river far below call you closer.  Leave the train about Mile 11  and, following the sound of the  falls, plunge down the forested  slopes by the easiest ridges to  spend a day meandering the  many cascades of the Monkman.  The waters gush through the  gorges in a myriad different  shapes -- roaring down chutes in  long tongues, sprawling on  ledges like filmy lace cloths,  thrashing over the drop-off like  storm-tossed oceans.  Climb back to the trail by the  stream near Mile 12 and spend  the night at the Timberline Hiking Club camp. Here some enthusiastic hikers have constructed  a rustic log table, drying racks  and fire pits. Someone has even  backpacked in an old iron wood  stove. To cross the stream next  day you have two alternatives ���  wade across and get wet or walk  over a handy log bridge by the  camp a few yards upstream from  the main trail.  For the next three miles (five  kilometers) the trail leaves the  forest and opens out onto a burn  where panoramic views over the  Monkman Pass to the south more  than compensate for deadfalls obstructing the swampy ground at  your feet. Monkman Lake with its  trout fishing, sunbaking and  mountain climbing possibilities is  an excellent base for a few days'  stay. The Forest Service has put  in a garbage well and a triangular-shaped log shelter with a cross  on top. It is not a church but a  biffy.  Beyond, the snow-capped  mountains beckon but the trail  becomes overgrown. The pack  trail across the Dazaiko and  McGregor Mountains connects  with a similar trail commencing at  the Prince George end at Hansard. 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