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Array 12 HI '77     |vf^��  LBGISIATIVE-LIBRAWE "\ .  PAKLIAMT BUILDINGS  VICTORIA.,  B.C. '_���__��� _m* _l       ��  vW1* -nurtBi-^Hic Sunsliif&e  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15$ per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  Volume 30, Number 12  March 22,1977.  Regional Board answers criticism  Planning  chastised  The ferry pictured between Gibsons and Keats Island  is the Queen of New Westminster making room for the  Queen of Tsawawassen to dock at Langdale.   If present  proposals go through there may be no problems with  extra ferries in the future.    A Michael Putman photo.  Major Ferry Changes  Educational  Objectives  Major changes may be proposed by the B.C. Ferry Corporation on its Langdale - Horseshoe Bay run. Effective May 16th  it would appear that the ' 'Queen of Tsawwassen'' will no longer  be serving the Sunshine Coast. During the summer schedule  her place would be taken up by periodic visits here from the  "Queen of Nanaimo" and the "Queen of Burnaby". Each of  these vessels would make two calls a day here on a triangle  shift arrangement.  Next winter the only vessel serving the Sunshine Coast will  be the "Queen of New Westminster". The winter schedule  would see sailings from Langdale beginning at 5:30 a.m. and  thereafter every two hours or just pye^tUUl^..last sailing,at.  "10|15\-pimV7;^*v-'Iastvsai|tng- from Horseshoe Bay would be at  ll:i5p.ni. .�����. ���'���:,.  The timing of the first run from  Langdale and the last run from  Horseshoe Bay would seem to be  an improvement on present  scheduling. Ferry workers are  reported to be very upset by the  proposed changes, however.  They point out that with only one  Vessel based at Langdale it will  mean a loss eventually of at least  twenty-eight jobs for this region  representing an annual payroll  of possibly more than a quarter  of a million dollars.  It has been pointed out that  under the projected summer  scheduling there will only be four  more boat arrivals at Langdale  than is presently the case. Already, in March, the overloads  of the Queen of Tsawwassen  are being reported and it is feared  that the planned sailings will be  in no way adequate for summer  traffic. To emphasise the  possible difficulties it should be  pointed out that there will be one  more sailing on the projected  summer schedule per day than is  the case on the present weekend  winter schedule. Further, because only one boat will be based  at Langdale the summer schedule  will in effect be a one-boat per  two hours service with the exception of four times a day when the  Queen of Burnaby or the Queen  of Nanaimo make their runs.  One local employee of the Ferry  Corporation pointed out that with  the projected, schedule boats  would be leaving Langdale every  two hours for seven hours after  the first sailing and in the case  of Horseshoe Bay the one sailing  per two hours will be in effect  for five hours after the first  sailing before the boats on the  .,triangle<:; run .make-- their,--'first  transportation contribution.7-7  "There is no way that Horseshoe Bay won't be plugged solid  with cars on the summer holiday  weekends with half the day going  before an extra run is made,"  said a ferry employee interviewed  by the Coast News. "I think a lot  of early morning traffic is going  to change their minds about  coming up here because of the  line-ups which are bound to form  before the first extra sailing.''  The proposed changes only  came to the attention of the Coast  News after government offices  in Victoria were closed for the  weekend and at the time of going  to press it was not possible to  contact the management of the  B. C. Ferry Corporation for  comment.  uchard ������ In Camera  The wrap-up session in the  recent program of meetings at  Gibsons Elementary School to  determine what educational objectives should be and how well  the school is meeting them will  be held in the Elementary School  on Wednesday, . March J 23rd at  7:30 p.m.( Members of the general public are invited.  Previous meetings have seen  randomly selected parents dis-.  cussing what they feel the princi-  :, pal%bjefctt^s^of7^he'felemeMary'  school: ought to be'and what dis4;  crepancies they find between  them and the actual school  operation.  Teachers meanwhile have been  discussing what they think the  objectives ofthe school are, what  they should be, and how they  think they, as educators are  doing.  Wednesday's meeting will  bring together the parents and  teachers in joint discussion of  educational objectives.  The meeting will be under the  leadership of Dr. Robinson of  Simon Fraser University. Before  becoming a professor at Simon  Fraser Dr. Robinson was an  elementary , school principal.  Recently he was elected a member of the Vancouver School  Board.  >   ;'. "I'm ashamed to show my face  on   the   street,"   said   Sechelt  7\lderman    Morgan    Thompson,  referring to recent press reportage of regional board business.  7 "We've been taking all sorts of  flak     because    the    Technical  Planning Committee doesn't do  Tits homework."    The Technical  ^Planning     Committee     (T.P.C.)  functions as an advisory agency  Vfto the board whose basic purpose  Tis to discuss and alleviate prob-  lems affecting the various agencies    represented    before    they  ���;reach the higher levels of govern-  'hient.   The agencies and ministries represented include Lands,  Forests,    Highways,    Fisheries,  . 'Agriculture,      Health,      Hydro,  School Board, Municipal Affairs,  :;Water Rights, Mines, Parks and  -Recreation as well as the local  governments   and   members   of  'the   regional   districts   planning  staff;  also on the list although  ��they have never sent a representative to any meetings is the B.C.  rFerries Corporation.  ���:   During    the    course    of   last  Thursday night's regional board  planning committee meeting the  fT.P.C.   was    chastised    several  jtimes   for   the   decisions   made  'land passed down to the regional  level, an application for a small  '-sawmill in the Egmont area being  77;the   most   prominent   instance.  7The T.P.C. had advised the re-  vgional board  to  refuse   Mr.   J.  Bosch  permission  to  build   his  mill   because   of   proximity   to  waterfront   and   to   subdivision  zoned residential areas, the T.P.  :*ijC. felt that the board would be  -i*ettingv a poor  precedent  were'- ���  they'td approve this application. ;  Area   "A"   representative   Jack  Paterson described this property  as  having  had  the  rock  on  it  'blown' to fill the holes, with no  topsoil for any practical purposes,  and having no housing immediately  adjacent.      He   questioned  whether   the   T.P.C.   members-  had visited the  site and  flatly  stated that there were absolutely  no objectors to the proposal at  the public hearing held on the  rezoning application.       X  Board members felt that the  yardstick used by the T.P.C.  in the case of the Egmont sawmill  would mean that there is absolutely no place on the peninsula  where you could put a sawmill.  The board was unanimous in its  agreement to defy the T.P.C. and  approve the sawmill rezoning.  Area A Director Jack Paterson makes  a point at a meeting of the  Regional  Paterson on Pollution  Board  last  week  as   Area  E  Director  Ed Johnson listens attentively.  Area "A" representative Jack  Paterson on the advice of his  area planning committee (A.P.C.)  recommended the tabling of an  application. for expansion of  Indian Islands Marina until they  provided information on their  water lot holding, indicated the  availability of more parking  space and, most importantly,  revealed the process to be used  in treatment of effluent. Previously a proposal had been made  to discharge effluent just outside  of the harbour which, says Mr.  1 Pait:ersohv7''isn?t'7go6^7TenougH;:  anybody can see that the tide  will just bring that raw sewage  back into the bay".  Citing the 1974 Fisheries Department report on pollution  levels in the Pender Harbour  area which shows that three  quarters of the harbour is polluted, Mr. Paterson said he had  strict instructions from his A.P.C.  not to approve any applications  that promoted the discharge of  untreated effluent into the ocean.  The pollution report showed high  coliform counts in the area which  indicate the presence of enterec  disease matter in the water. Also  on the advice of his A.P.C. Mr.  Paterson asked the board to apply  to the Pollution Control Branch  in Victoria requesting that they do  studies to pinpoint those sources  of effluent outflow with the ob-  Assistant Traffic Manager Bill  Bouchard   of  the   B.   C.   Ferry  Corporation has suggested to the  local  residents  who have  been  meeting in committee with him  that the press should be barred  from future meetings of the committee.   In a letter dated March  15th,   1977,   Bouchard   says   in  part, "In creating the Transportation Committee on the Sunshine  Coast is was my understanding  that we could build a solid foundation for future  planning and  understanding in dealing with the  ferry  system.     I  can  see  this  original   concept   crumbling   in  rapid form".  Bouchard lays the blame for  the crumbling of this "concept"  on local press reporting of the  meeting   held   on    March    1st.  "Generally speaking the reporting of that meeting was lacking  in basic facts," said Bouchard.  So far it has not been noted that  any of the resident members of  the committee have complained  about serious inaccuracies in  the press coverage of the March  1st meeting.  In an informal poll conducted  by the Coast News last weekend  the members of the committee  resident in this area were unanimous in their convictions that  these are public information  meetings and as such should be  open to the press. Several .of  the committee members volunteered the information that they  would have no recourse but to  resign from the committee should  there be "in camera" meetings.  Gibsons swimming pool  Bill Young, the recreation  director for Saanich and John  Thompson from the Department  of Recreation in Victoria were  present when the recreation committee met last Thursday.  Mr. Thompson said that in his  opinion, in the future more communities would be going for  24 foot by 60 foot pool instead  of the Olympic size. The initial  edst of a 25 metre pool could  run as high as 8 or 9 hundred  thousand   dollars   with    a   net  operating cost of approximately  $100,000., whereas the smaller  pool would initially be cheaper  and run at a deficit of $20,000  to $30,000.  Bill Young described how in  the past, pools had often been  built with children in mind and  something to be kept in mind as  a possibility could be the inclusion of spa facilities such as a  whirl pool, sauna and even an  exercise room. The extra cost  would only come to $40,000 and  should not be dismissed.  jective of eliminating the offenders . and replacing them with  Aerobic or similar treatment  systems. Mr. Paterson also  stressed that this would afford  an opportunity to see just how  effective these treatment plants  were in actual operating conditions.  Mulligan  explains  Area F representative  Bernie   Mulligan   explained   for  the benefit of the press the situation as  it exists  regarding  the  relocation   of   small   businesses  out of the residential areas.  ' 'The  Mortishaw affair and the manner  in which the press dealt with it  has made us (the regional board  members) the laughing stock of  the whole area," he said.   "The  press has been making a mountain out of a molehill."   He explained that the intent of the bylaws concerning location of businesses is to protect the property  owners in residential areas and  allow them an avenue of approach  to have offending operations removed from where they may be  disturbing the quiet natures of  these residential areas.     If the  residents complain then the board  must act to effect such a removal.  Complain   |  direct  As a result of receiving several  second hand complaints recently  about unfair-treatment of building inspection applications and  with an overview of being able  to cope with and quell the flow  of rumor that has recently arisen  over regional board dealings.  Chairman Harry Almond issued  an appeal to the public to write  their complaints to the board  where they can be dealt with at  the regular meetings. So if you  have a complaint about the way  you have been treated by the  board or any member of the staff,  don't tell your neighbour, write  the board a letter.  Oops I  r  Springtime is for the young  The world just seems like a downhill ride when you're  young and it's Springtime. These eight youngsters in  the foreground form a precarious multiple skate-board raft  for their journey in the parking lot of Gibsons Mall.  The two in the background seem to have their own very  individual ideas about locomotion.  Photo by Ian Corrance.  It was drawn to oar attention  ��� that In the March 8th issue,  I concerning "a babble covered  I pool for Gibsons" it was reported  I that   "A  decision  was  reached  ��� after the Village Clerk Jack  I Copland'  and    Alderman    Ted  ��� Home returned from Vancouver  ��� with studies on other municipal  J pools". In fact no firm decision  I has yet been made, sorry Ted.  Industrial  rezoning  Area "F" representative Bernie Mulligan asked for and received the board's support in  backing Archie Haleta's application of a rezoning of his lands,  to industrial, the board had previously recommended a land use  contract be entered into with  Mr. Haleta. The rezoning with  restrictive covenants was accepted as the best approach as it  will enable the developer to  "'"obtaiif a^ grgate^  eing to get his operation under  way.    Mr.NMulligan pushed for  the rezoning of L & K's upland  area and  expected  applications  .from  Seaspan for dry-land  sort  and  sawmill  installation   in   the  area.       "I   don't   want,"   says  Mulligan,   "to   see  a  land   use  permit ;stuck dead in themiddle  of what is going to be a heavy  industrial area.   The entire area  should be rezoned and reserved  for   that    purpose    from    Twin  Creeks to  Port  Mellon."     The  board   unanimously   agreed   to  support the concept of this type  of zoning for the area and to do  all   they   can   to   promote   Mr.  . Haleta    and    others    industrial  enterprises there;  The Lyttle Brothers L & K  rezoning was tabled to permit  time for L & K and the Department of the Environment to  work out further negotiations for  rerouting Twin Creeks to protect  the marsh lands in the delta  area nearby the existing outfall.  This proposal if acceptable to  all parties would allow the retention *-of most of the marshland as well as giving X & K  more flat land than would otherwise be available to them. When  informed during the course of  the meeting that the marshland  and adjoining tidal areas were  still very important as a feeding  and breeding area for a host of  sea life, representative Ed Johnson wasted no time in pointing  out that the area has been used  for 30 odd years as a log storage  area and obviously log storage  does no harm to sea life.  Application  refused  An application from the Gibsons Wildlife Club to have the  area near the headwaters of  Chapman Creek declared a Class  A park was refused by the regional board because the avowed  purpose of the park is in direct  conflict with its establishment as  the main watershed for our area  and it would be too difficult to  regulate the behaviour of those  who would make use of the park  at the possible cost of despoiling  the watershed.  Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday news  Coast News, March 22,1977.  A CO-OPERATIVELY AND LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B. C. every Tuesday  By: Glassford Press Ltd.  Box 460, Gibsons Phone: 886-2622 or 886-7817  Editor - John Burnside  Advertising/Photographer - Ian Corrance  Advertising -Josef Stanishevskyj  Staff/Reporter - Bruce M. Wilson  Reception ist/Bookkeeper- M. M. Laplante  Production - H. Sum  Typesetting - Lindy Moseley  CNA  Subscription Rates:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast.  British Columbia: $8.00per year; $6.00 for six months.  Canada except B.C. $10.00 per year.  United States and Foreign$12.00 per year.  Phone 886-2622 or 886-7817.  P. O. Box 460, Gibsons, B. C.  The Ferry Question  Once again we have no option but to  express our serious concern about a  growing tendency in government and  government agencies towards functional  secrecy in their dealings with the public  they are reputed to serve. Assistant  Traffic Manager Bill Bouchard has suggested that his meetings with the committee of residents should be held "in  camera" with the press excluded, giving  as his reason inaccurate press reporting  of the March 1st meeting. Be it noted  that the only person present at that  meeting who has complained about press  inaccuracy has been Mr. Bouchard.  One can but sympathize with the members of this committee. On the one hand  the quality of ferry service is so important to this area that they have given  willingly of their time without remuneration to discuss the service with Bouchard,  who is paid to do just that. They do so  because they hope that they can have  some input, some real effect on future  ferry service here. After the March 1st  meeting two members of the committee  publicly stated that they were beginning  to be afraid that the meetings with Bouchard are cosmetic or window-dressing  public relations exercises.  Our resident members are giving of  their time in the hope that they may be of  service in the shaping of the future transportation possibilities for this area. No  one likes to feel that their time is being ~  wasted in a meaningless exercise, but  at the'same time no one who lives here  and realizes how central the ferry service  is to the lives of the residents and the  lives of the business community of this  area wants to pass up any opportunity to  present the views of the community to  the Ferry Corporation.  This whole question of "in camera"  meetings brought up by Bouchard may be  a red herring. Surely the B. C. Ferry  Corporation must have known that the  press would squawk about being excluded and denied the chance to report  to its readership on such a central issue.  Was this suggestion an effort to have us  sbuabble among ourselves on "issues"  such as should the meetings be "in  camera" or not until such a time as the  Ferry Corporation could sigh and say well  we tried to consult with those people  over there but it just wasn't productive?  The question of the sincerity of the  Ferry Corporation's motives is underlined by the fact that they are complaining about press coverage of a March 1st  meeting which was held to discuss  "catering". In the meanwhile they have  announced changes in the scheduling of  ferries to the Sunshine Coast which will  leave us with a single ferry servicing us  next winter and ultimately the loss of  twenty-eight jobs in an area which is  payroll poor already. That's approximately a quarter million dollars in payroll we'll be losing. Surely Bouchard  knew about this proposal, this radical  change in our service when he came up  here to discuss "catering". Why was  there no mention of it made at the March  1st meeting?  In his letter of March 15th Bouchard  says, "In creating the Transportation  Committee on the Sunshine Coast it was  my understanding that we could build  a solid foundation for future planning  and understanding in dealing with the  Ferry System. I can see this original  concept crumbling in rapid form."  Committee members with whom the B.C.  Ferry Corporation hope to "build a solid  foundation for future planning and understanding" have yet to be officially, in-'  formed of the major changes in our  ferry service reported elsewhere in this  paper, major changes which would have  such a far-reaching effect on our area.  We must offer as an opinion that this  silly business of making public meetings  "in camera" is designed to set the press  and the local committee members at  odds and quarrelling. But Mr. Bouchard  the ferry service is too important to us  over here on the Sunshine Coast for us  to be led into squabbling among* ourselves. The ferry service may be just  something to economize about to you -  but for us it is our highway.  On a reliable and convenient ferry  service depends the economic well-being  of our communities. We just can't afford  to play games with you.  .from the files of Coast News  5 YEARS AGO  Ferry conveniences discussed with  manager: It was recommended that the  black seat on toilets on the Sunshine  Coast Queen be replaced with white  ones as on other ferries.  10 YEARS AGO  Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce has placed on record in its minutes  the passing of Granthams notorious  bridge.  Gibsons Village water supply doubles  its present gallonage and also its present  storage facilities with the construction  of a 1,000,000 gallon storage tank.  15 YEARS AGO  Local hospital officials were advised  that the hospital construction estimates  had been approved and a request for  funds could now be made.  Gibsons municipal council has been  working on the house numbering scheme  for the village area. Number 1000 will  start at the north end of the village and  ends up in the number 1600 at the Indian  Reserve on the north end.  20 YEARS AGO  Howe Sound Women's Institute celebrated its 31st birthday.  Elphinstone Aero Club has obtained  land required for a proposed airport  one and a half miles inland from Wilson  Creek. Actual cash involved in the deal  is $10.00 for the land area and' $10.00  for legal fees.  25 YEARS AGO  Transportation Specials: 1950 Perfect  Sedan $895.00, 1951 Hillman Sedan  $1295.00, 1938 Ford Sedan $295.00,  1951 Chev Pick-up $1695.00.  A ferry connecting Gambier Island with  Gibsons will make three trips a week  commencing May 1st.  30 YEARS AGO  Mr. H. Gargrave M.L.A. Mackenzie  Riding, made a strong plea for the completion of the Port Mellon road in the  legislature last week.  Madeira Park is to have a new 4 room  school.  'r^"-<'/;z  Pictured here is George Glassford who  came to Gibsons Landing in 1887 as one  of the pioneer arrivals. Glassford married the eldest daughter of George  Gibson, the founder of the community.  He is buried in Gibsons Pioneer Cemetery. This picture of George Glassford  was taken in Vancouver in 1895 approximately.  Musings  John Burnside  That battle-scarred veteran  who shares this page with me  under the appropriately named  column Slings and Arrows has  been in the wars of late. Week  before last he ran headlong into  a teammate during a Gibsons  Rugby Club frolic and they both  won split skulls for their efforts.  Last week, in the true tradition  of machismo jocks he was back  at it again, fresh scars and all,  and wound up with some other  injury to his ribs or assorted  cartilages or something. The  whole business has got me thinking about contact sports in general and rugby in particular.  Perhaps by way of clearing  the decks for action I should say  that I take no purist's position  on the question of contact sports.  I have, for example, been the  despair of intellectual and book  reviewing friends for years because of my shameless enthusiasm for sports pages and ice-  hockey in particular. In addition,  some light years ago I had a brief  but exhilarating career as an  opportunistic, goal-scoring centre  forward on my university soccer  team. I weighed at the time  about a hundred and thirty-five  pounds at a height of six feet.  I got knocked around considerably by burly defenders but the  beauty of soccer is that by the  very nature of the game everybody has to stand on one leg and  on one leg when you run into  them they fall down no matter  how big they are. Rugby, however, is a different kick at the  can entirely.  In the grammar school I went  to in Scotland they dropped  soccer from the program entirely  at the end of the third year of  high school and insisted that, we  who were still in school and presumably university-bound,  should play rugby - presumably  as a game better befitting gentlemen. I resented the game and  the attitude from the start but  all my friends went to the practices so I did too. I never did  anything there but my attendance  was consistent and soon I found  myself travelling with the team  to away games - nominally as the  sixteenth or extra player, but in  actuality more in the role of  jester-in-residence or mascot or  something.  It was a role that suited me  fine. In high school I was six  feet tall and weighed only one  hundred and twenty pounds,  definitely not rugby-playing  material. The inevitable finally  happened. On one of our away  games somebody missed the bus  and the sixteenth man was pressed into the insane action.  >t%\ The rugby players in the  ''audience will smile knowingly  when I mention that the man who  missed the bus was the left prop  and when I further mention that  the gym teacher who coached the  team considered me more of a  general nuisance than a blessing  because of a slight irreverence  that he occasionally could detect  in intervals of admiring himself.  He put me in at left prop - one  hundred and twenty pounds of  haphazard Burnside.  Briefly for the non-rugby  players in the crowd the left  prop is a man who plays in the  front row of the scrum. The  scrum is that part of a rugby  game where a dozen or so of the  biggest men on the field bend  over and interlock .themselves  into two octopus-like battering  rams and bash their heads and  whatnots together. It is the time  during the game for gentlemen  when ears are torn off and tooth-  marks are found in the buttocks  and so forth. The purpose of the  exercise is to have the 'hooker'  who is standing on one foot in  the front line back heel the ball  when it is thrown into the midst  of the madness through the legs  of his straining teammates to a  speedster lurking behind. It is  the job of the props to support  the hooker in the front line and  they are traditionally the largest  and strongest men on the team.  I was in trouble from the start.  Two or Jhree minutes into the  game we had our first scrum-  down and I found myself seized  and hauled into the middle of a  group of sweating burly bodies  which were obviously mad keen  to do injury to everything.  "Come on, Burnie, keep your  heid doon," was the injunction.  Seeing about life insurance would  have been more to the point.  Within seconds my emaciated  frame had collapsed under the  murderous pressure and I was  ground face down in the mud  with my arms twisted somewhere  up behind me while the boots,  elbows, knees and finger-nails  battered and gouged every portion of the helpless Burnside  anatomy. I do not remember  teeth, but may simply have overlooked them in the general  pulverizing.  It was my last scrum and my  last rugby game. I hobbled  abound the field and finished the  game. Everytime the ball came  hear me I booted it as far away  as I could in whichever direction  I was facing. The coach was  quietly furious and the  referee  kept imploring me to "Play  rugger, Cumnock," but I had  done with it.  It took me fourteen years to  get some measure of revenge.  In the fall of 1967 while teaching  in Montreal during the Expo  year I was re-united with a high  school friend of mine called  Jimmy Vallance. By this time  Jimmy had metamorphosed  into a scowling, scarred veteran  of the rugby wars and was still  at it. I took to playing basketball with the team in the offseason and was invited to their  annual dinner. Besides Jimmy,  I remember a gentleman of Marxist persuasions who was some-'  what incongruously in attendance  at the all-male occasion. I was  introduced to him as the son of a  Scottish coal miner and a socialist  and spent the rest of the night  trying to avoid political discussions with him.  The revenge came when, after  the dinner, the gathering of semi-  inebriated rowdies couldn't  decide what seamy establishment  they should frequent. I had lived  for nine years in Montreal in  the fifties and sixties and had  explored its various aspects with  much energy and curiosity and  suggested a dreadful little place  on the south shore called Le  Toit Bleu. To it we repaired. It  featured, I remember, a great  many very young, very beautiful,  and nearly naked waitresses who  for a dollar tip would dance on  the table tops of the customers.  It was not a class establishment  but the rugby players loved it.  In a remarkably short time they  were drunk beyond forgiveness  and some ugly scenes were developing with waitresses struggling to escape from inpromptu  scrums. I had taken to moving  around the room, partly to avoid  the uglier scenes, partly to avoid  the Marxist still trying to engage  me in political discussion, and  partly to avoid my friend Vallance  who, with that combination of  drunkenness and righteousness  peculiar to Presbyterian Scotsmen, kept lurching up to me  saying, "Burnie, ye're degrading  yersel'."  I returned from a visit to the  washroom to find the club suddenly cleared of all rugby players  and functioning normally. Subsequently I discovered that in my  five-minute absence a group of  a dozen hired uglies complete  with truncheons had burst in and  belaboured the rugby players  and thrown them into the snow.  I remembered my first scrum  and considered that the books  were balanced now.  Slings & Arrows  J?* George Matthews  Every now and then something  comes up that obliges a person  to take a look at the surroundings  and reevaluate just why it is he  or she lives and/or works in a  particular place. In my case it  was a couple of things. In one  case school superintendent John  Denley reminded the staff of  Elphinstone a couple of weeks  ago that it was again time to  start thinking about the self  evaluation that goes along with  the provincial government's  accreditation proceedings that  must be seen to by every secondary school every four years or  so. The second was a casual  comment by a school trustee  to the effect that if we (teachers)  lived in Vancouver we would not  have the good fortune to have  such easy access to the school  board and its representatives.  Both statements were intended  to make the listeners think about  their roles in the community and  both had their intended effect.  I started to think about what the  reasons   were   for   living   here  rather than somewhere else.    I  could, for example, be living in  Vancouver with all of the cultural,  recreational     and     educational  advantages   of   that   particular  milieu.     That great  metropolis  contains   libraries,   universities,  cultural centres, operas, ballets,  stage   plays,   swimming   pools,  squash courts, gymnasia, moving  picture emporiums,   ski  slopes,  Hungarian   restaurants,    health  spas,   body   rub   and   massage  parlors and heaven knows what  other exotic and esoteric entertainments. Why then would anyone who has any choice in the  matter   at  all   hide   themselves  away in a tiny, insular and provincial . community which  offers  none  of these  Byzantine   pleasures?  As my thinking about this  matter progressed I thought it  might be interesting and amusing  to wander around and interview  some local citizens about why it  was that they chose to live. in  such a place as this. It occured  to me for example that with all  of the allurements of the urban  paradise not more than thirty  miles hence people must have  some awfully strong and peculiar  reasons for remaining in such a  mundane environment. Well,  you know how it is with us country  folk; by the time I had all this  fixed in my mind and by the time  I'd sat jawing over a glass of this  and that with some of the neighbours, why the time had slipped  away and I knew that my noble  enterprise of interviewing people  would just have to wait for a  week, (or so).  Don't get me wrong now, I'm  going to get right at it one of  these days. It even occurred to  me that I could just make up some  comments and attribute them to  some fictitious individuals; that  would of course save a considerable amount of time and trouble  and it would also eliminate the  problem of interviewing the two  or three dozen people it takes,  especially in a small place,  to  find someone who agrees with  what you were trying to say in;  the first place. (The trouble with  some people is that they don't  always agree with you.) What I  finally decided to do was the thing  I intended in the first place and  that was to give my own opinion  in the matter.  The first reason I like living in  a small place and especially this  small place is that I like to know  the people living in my own com-.  munity. I like the idea of knowing  every third or forth individual  driving past me on the highway  and waving to him to acknowledge his place in the world and  having him do the same to me. I  like the idea of having the kids  I see at school being the same  kids who deliver the paper, pump  gas for my car, pack my groceries, look after my kids or play on  the same team. It somehow  makes people more responsible  for one another's welfare. If my  neighbour's cow gets loose, I  don't mind helping him get it  back. If some creature is after  my sheep, I like the idea that  my neighbour is going to let me  know about it.  This place is still gratefully  small enough that you can have  a good chat with the people that  have some influence on the lives  of you and yours. If your kid is  acting up at school you can talk  to the teacher about it when you  see her at the grocery store. If  the town council is up to something you don't agree with you  can find out what's up while  you're waiting in the ferry lineup. If the school board is pondering a great decision you can collar  your representative on the street  and let him know how you feel  about it.  I say all of this without even a  mention of the beauty that  surrounds us every day; the  woods, the mountains, the sea  and any number of healthy and  worthwhile activities that city  people have to go miles to enjoy.  True, our entertainment isn't  provided for us like it is in town  but for anyone used to amusing  and entertaining himself there is  enough here to fill a dozen lifetimes.  People were not meant to live  in cities. They end up there by  accident, mistake or habit. Small  towns work better; because in a  small town people are more likely  to be responsible to and responsible for the other people in the  community. When you live in  the city it's hard to get a feeling  of responsibility for strangers.  I'm glad I was forced to ponder  the reasons for living where I  do. I think it's a good idea to  remind ourselves from time to  time just why it is we do live in  this kind of place. Every now  and then I hear echos of somebody trying to bring progress and  the benefits of urban sophistication to the country. All well and  good; the time will come, and  when it does we won't be able to  do a thing about it but until  then I plan to enjoy every minute  of what it was that brought me  here in the first place.  a_=  ane  ar  a~=  aoc  as  S&  =32=  ���_k^f   ��^  Don't try to think with another's mind,  Or feel with another's heart  For the thoughts and the feelings you may sense  Are not what you impart.  II  Don't try to hark with another's ear,  Or see with another's eye,  For your world and his world you cannot make one,  However hard you try.  Don't try to laugh with another's joy,  Or weep with another's tear,  For why is he laughing? or why is he weeping?  You'll never know, my dear.  From the book POEMS AND SONNETS  by L. R. Peterson  ancr  ane  ace  aoe  aae  ane  ZE  u LETTERS to  the EDITOR  Coast Newsr Mat mi *m. 10/ /  Hydro  Editor:  I wonder if the people of the  Sunshine Coast are aware that  our B. C. Hydro sprayed 2,4-D,  otherwise known as Tordon 101,  on our Hydro power line right of  way during 1976 and intends to  spray again in 1977. This means  that they also sprayed it over an  area through which almost every  . one of our salmon creeks and  drinking water . supply creeks  drain from our local mountains to  the Strait of Georgia.  This spraying shows a callous  disregard for all who are attempting to help struggling nature  recuperate via support of our  Salmon Enhancement Program.  It is very easy to trot out complacent statistics. Sprays probably attain fast results that save  labor dollars. As we have a high  unemployment rate locally and  lots of young men with power  saws, why not utilize them.  The destruction caused in Viet  Nam by large doses of 2, 4-D  will last for years.  The cost of risking, poisoning  our fish and water cannot be  measured in Hydro dollars.  There are already birth defects  reported in children of women  whose source of water came  directly from under power lines,  one local and one on Gaiiano  Island. There have been hundred 'sin Viet Nam.  If the bland assurances we get  that this potentially lethal spraying is so rigidly examined,  studied and inspected and is so  safe, then why is it that when  citizens ask our Hydro if it is  okay to pick and eat wild berries  from under sprayed areas, Hydro  advises them "No"?  We urge all citizens of the Sunshine Coast to question our Hydro  and ask this be stopped. How  about a note to them in with your  next bill on this matter.  John Daly  John Hind Smith  and Concerned Fishermen Group '  Canada  Editor:  We see Canada slipping into  fragmentation, if Canadians make  no effort to resist it.  Our desire to preserve unity  is very strong, but silence on  this will contribute to our demise  as a united nation, and .the Parti  Quebecois may achieve its purpose to detach that part of Canada  called Quebec, by our default.  This is the time that we should  clearly say that we want Canada  to remain united, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. One great  nation - indivisible - but of many  components.  Each diverse group has made  its contribution to the whole. We  can each find pride in our ancestral roots - including our native  Indian. The French fact in Canada we accept and we are mindful.  of the contribution of such great  men as Cartier, Champlain  and many, many more.  ���  We are enriched by the charm  of French culture and tongue,  and desire that it become strongly  entrenched from coast to coast,  and that our children learn it,  in their early formative years.  It is part of our Constitution,  that this is a bi-lingual nation -  and that the English and French  languages have equal status.  Nations, like families, must  learn to give and take - only thus  can freedom really flourish and  Canada remain the great land we  love and be an example to all the  world of human decency and  enlightenment.  Let us stick together - in good  will. Then we will resolve all  problems, to our mutual benefit.  Ernie and Edna Davies  Regional  Editor:  The letters appearing in your  paper are. an indication of what  nearly every thinking man on the  Sunshine Coast has to say about  the Regional Board. It is a pretty  well established fact that this  board is killing all enterprise in  the area. But your newspaper  doesn't get all the petty little  frustrations that are a daily  occurence in the realm of building. I enclose a copy of a letter  to one of my customers just to  give you the picture. May I  suggest that some leg work by a  bright reporter would uncover  some interesting stories. 'Did you  hear of the local auto court which  has been trying for eighteen  months to get a'building permit?  A head carpenter on one job  told me he just couldn't stand it,  that as soon as he finished on  that house he was moving to  Alberta. There is a great deal  going on here that needs publishing.  Mr. Larry Moore  West Pon Marine Ltd.  Box 1084,  Sechelt, B. C.  Dear Larry:  Yesterday, while I was doing  your fireplace, we had a visit from  the Chief Building Inspector of  the Sunshine Coast Regional  District.  He complained that I had put  it up too quickly; that the foundation concrete should have had  at least three days to harden. He  insisted that since the common  brick was four inches away from  the firebrick side walls that I  must run up two additional  brick walls. Therefore on future  fireplaces we must reduce the  overall width to 52" to save the  extra cost of the double common  brick walls. After all we are  trying to keep the cost of brick  fireplaces below the cost of the  tin ones. Also if the location of  the chimney is closer to the roof  peak it must theri.be taken up.  three feet above the'peak instead "  ofthe usual two. Iri front of four  witnesses, he said'in so many  words that I would be put out of  business if I didn't do what he  said. This is harassment in its  simplest form.  Alex Simpkins ,  Testing  Editor:  May I as a long-time teacher  speak out vehemently against  the proposed Province wide  testing of pupils.  The only valid value I received  from testing was in marking the  tests myself to discover the areas  of weakness that needed re-  teaching and practice.  I remember one Grade VIII  girl who was physically ill before  every exam.  My advice to the parents of  Grade IV pupils is to keep their  child home on the. day ofthe test.  If the test is "sprung on" the  class, instruct the child to ask to  be excused.  To subject a 10 year old to  this is1 unthinkable. What is the  department trying to test, anyway?  Yours sincerely  Eileen Glassford  ELSON'S  GLASS  SPECIAL  on PATIO  DOORS  886-7359 *  BONNIEBROOK LODGE  On   the   Beautiful   Sunshine Coast at Gower Point  Connie Achterberg  Your Hostess  # BREAKFAST  * DINING ROOM  ���* GUEST ROOMS  886-9033  By: The Gibsons Alternate School  QUESTION:  What do you think of recycling and do you  use Peninsula Recycling facilities?  MYRTLE WOOD  "I think it's a great idea.  I do think we should support  it although with living in  Port Mellon it's such a long  way to go to haul our bottles  and things in. When I think  about it I'm already here in  Gibsons and I kick myself  for not having brought in  my newspapers and things."  CORIN LIGHTFOOT  "I think it's pretty valid  at this point in time because  it seems that the earth is a  little upset with what's going  on right now and we're running out of this and we're  running out of that. I've  got a little boy on my hip  right here who really likes  trees,, and you know, all  that kind of stuff. I get silly  when I talk about it, but it's  really sad to me to think of  running out of things, and so  I think maybe now if we  bring peoples' consciousness  up by everybody doing their  own little part, well maybe  we can make a dint in it if  ���enough people do."  TOM BRETT  "We were talking about  this this morning actually,  I was looking for some'wine  jugs 'cause I'm makin' some  home-brew tonight and i'm  going to have to put it in  wine jugs. We were talking  how we used to be concerned  with the Kamloops Recycling  Society and I like it, you  know. I was wondering  where it is here on the Coast  and I didn't know one existed actually as we've only  been here a short time."  KING ANDERSON  "I do recycle most of the  things that I buy from stores.  I keep track of that. I think  that it's a good thing, everybody should try and use it.  It's less waste of natural  resources, it's less waste of  people's endeavours to bring  goods so that everybody can  have a little bit of something.  People should respect that  and recycle as much as they  can and use the local facilities too. I save tin cans and  glass and paper, I suppose  I have...you know in my  house I could get together  a bunch of bundles of that  and give it to the recycling  'guys. I keep it myself, I  have a compost garbage, I  have a paper garbage, I  have a tins and glass garbage, a plastic garbage and  I sort it out myself. Ya, some  of it goes to the dump and  gets burnt. I guess I could  put together quite a package  for the recycling centre. It's  a service that should be used  and I agree with it."  W*0*  "X  gail'ciermAn  "I think it's good to re-*  cycle. We sort of recycle  at home. We put all of the  tin cans in the ground and  the rest goes in the garbage  but there's not very much.  And the rest of the recycling  is like - to the animals,  so there's only bottles left.  I suppose we should use it  for bottles and plastic, you  know. A recycling centre is  much better - there's less  garbage."  NICKI SIMMONS  "I don't use the Peninsula  Recycling Centre because I  don't have a heck of a lot  of garbage to recycle. I do  it myself."  Watch for details of 2 Day  EASTER CELEBRATION  Sponsored by Gibsons  Harbour Business  Association  Pet Show?   Fashion Show?  Easter    Bonnet    Contest?  Dance?  Arts  and  Crafts?  Flea Market?  GIBSONS  HARBOUR BUSINESS  ASSOCIATION  Church Services  Roman Catholk Services  Rev. T. Nicholson, Pastor  Times of Sunday Mass:  8:00 p.m. Saturdayand 12 Noon  Sunday at St. Mary's Church in  Gibsons  In Sechelt: 8:30 a.m. Our Lady of  Lourdes Church, Indian Reserve  10:00 a.m. Holy Family Church  885-9526  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30 a.m.-St. John's  Davis Bay  11:15a.m. -Gibsons  886-2333  SALVATION ARMY  Camp Sunrise  Hopkins Landing  Sunday 2:00 p.m.  In the Chapel  886-9432  Everyone is Welcome  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISX  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sat. 3:00p.m.  Hour of Worship Sat., 4 p.m.  St. John's United Church,  Davis Bay  Pastor C. Dreiberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone 885-9750  883-2736  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  Services and Sunday School are  held each Sunday at 11:15 a.m. in  St. John's United Church, Davis  Bay.  Wednesday Eve. Testimony: 7:45  All Welcome I  Phone   885-3157,    886-7882   or  883-9249  BAPTIST CHURCH  Pastor F. 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Mail your entries to Box 460 Gibsons  or drop them off at the office.  Last week's winner was John Kitson  of Henry Road in Gibsons who correctly  identified last week's object as the  sign pointing to Camp Bing on Lower  Road in Roberts Creek.  Easter Seal  campaign  Parents of the physically disabled all across the province  from the Slocan Valley to Skeena  Country, from Tasu in the Charlottes and Faro in the Yukon,  must occasionally fly into Vancouver with their crippled child  for diagnosis and treatment.  Vancouver can be a lonely  and frightening city if you are a  stranger. Especially if you are  trying to find suitable accommodation near Vancouver General  Hospital.  Easter Seal House is just half  a block away at 625 West Twelfth.  This home-away-from-home for  disabled youngsters is in the  heart of town, near city hall,  stores and restaurants.  The welcome mat is always  out. Parents and children alike  know they are. among friends  as soon as they cross the threshold! There are five light housekeeping suites. The rate is just  $3.00 a night for handicapped  child and parent. Your contribution to the Lions Easter Seal  Campaign is what makes the  price right.  Bartock  Cartoon by David Kydd  ATHENS RETURN  From $626. ��� 885-3277  X   TWico To Gelt On Her. HewtauPlawe,  But It   Crashed i  GIBSONS  FISH MARKET  tV Fresh Ling  Just Arrived  # Whole Dressed  Cod  89c/b:  886-7888  Gibsons Council deals with mixed bag of subjects  "The circus is coming to  town". The Kinsmen Club requested permission from Gibsons  Council at their March 15th  meeting to sponsor a midway.  Wagner Shows are from Surrey  and have played in other B. C.  communities in conjuction with  the Kinsmen and other service  clubs. The proposed dates are  April 11th and 12th. Council  felt that if the show abides by  business regulations and cleans  up after itself then they would be  more than happy to host them.  festivities approved by  is the cordoning off of  for Easter  hopefully  Other  council  the wharf to traffic  entertainment and  music over the long weekend.  The survey of the Wilson Creek  airport was given to Doug Roy,  being the lowest bid.  Rev. T. Nicholson of Holy  Family Church in Sechelt received official recognition that  May would be family month in  Gibsons. Reverend Nicholson  outlined his comprehensive  plans for the month for a commit  tee to implement them, details  will be forthcoming closer to the  date.  High school students at Elphinstone wrote to council expressing  an interest in the workings of  local governments. Council was  pleased at this show of community participation and will delegate members to meet with them.  Two local residents also came to  the meeting and the Mayor  thanked them, saying that it was  heartening to have people at the  meeting and would look forward  to more local participation.  As the dog pound gets closer  to completion details between  Gibsons and the other areas are  being completed. Sechelt was  happy with the proposed arrangements, by which they would  pay the dog catcher an hourly  rate plus mileage while in then-  area. Licence fees would still  go to Sechelt while impound fees  would be collected by Gibsons.  It was noted with thanks, the contribution from Dr. Perry from the  Animal Clinic and Len Wray .  DOGWOOD TAKEOUT  Cozy  Will Robbie please stand up?  by Annalea Stiles  The dark, shiny ribbon of rain-  slicked road, skirting the Sechelt  ��� Peninsula, reflected the moving  ��� hulk of the Greyhound bus, stop-  ' ping occasionally to pick up a  soggy passenger or two, bound  for Vancouver.  The peninsula, a sequestered  seaside area, north of Vancouver,  on British Columbia's "Sunshine  Coast", accessible only by ferry,  is an ideal spot for quietness of  spirit. I was full of nostalgia,,  after spending several days at  Sechelt, with a friend whom I  had not seen for ten years...so  much had happened...  The bus stopped. Half worn-  away lettering on a tired grey  sign told us we were at "Gibson's  Landing". A lady boarded the  bus, pausing a moment at the  front, after paying her fare.  For a brief moment our eyes  met, as she scanned for a seat.  A flicker of recognition passed  between us; an "I've-seen-you-  before-but-can't-place-you "  feeling. She sat down in the seat  directly behind me. "What a  lovely face!" I thought. Failing  to place her, somewhere in my  past, I concluded that she must  just look like someone I know,  and returned to my nostalgic  musings.  "...you're a nurse, too, are  you?" The snatch of conversation filtered through the steady  hum of motor-and-road noise.  "I'm retired now, in Gibson's  Landing," said the grey-haired  lady. "That was thirty years  ago, at the Queen Alexandra  Solarium, on Vancouver Island."  Queen Alexandra Solarium!  I had been a patient there, as an '  infant, precisely thirty years  ago!...co-incidence, I thought,  and brushed it aside. Yet.. .there  was that strange, strong feeling  of recognition, when she first  boarded the bus...thirty years  ago, I was younger than two  years. Could it be possible?  My  rational mind said a resounding  "No!", but my heart softened  with an inexplicable warmth.  Her travelling companion left  the bus in West Vancouver, my  cue to move;J>ack; and pursue  what I had heard. I asked if I  could sit beside her. She smiled.  "By all means!" I told her that  I had overheard her reference to  her former nursing experience at  the Solarium, and that I had been  a patient there at the time.  "What is your name?" she  asked, studying me intently,  reaching into the caverns of  memory.  "Patricia Baker."  Her mouth dropped open in  disbelief. "Not Clyde Baker's  little girl!" She remembered  my father well, and the tragic  circumstances surrounding his  youthful widowhood, and the  challenge of rearing a motherless, handicapped child.  Many questions ensued, and  I learned that Mrs. Mclvor, formerly Miss Robertson, and  known to my father as "Robbie",  had held me, and cared for me,  throughout the many months of  my stay at the hospital. "Did  you know that you were a beautiful, happy baby?" she asked,  with an almost motherly pride.  Since I did not know, and there  was no way of telling, at this  distance, I took her word for it!  It was an emotionally-charged  encounter, full of co-incidence.  She could recall no contact after  I left the hospital. My father  had re-married several years  later and we had lived in a number of places across the country.  I had not visited British Columbia  in more than ten years. Now, in  the midst of a twenty-one day  vacation, I should "happen" to  go to Sechelt, we should "happen" to board the same bus; I  "happened" to sit where our  eyes would meet, in that split-  second encounter, and she  "happened" to sit behind me,  and   begin   talking   about   her  former nursing career!  Much has been written about  the "negative effects of early  childhood maternal deprivation",  and the,. "damaging effects ,. of  infant institutionalization". ;Any  misgivings I may have harboured  about the "emotional barrenness" of those first two years,  were dispelled by the heartwarming reminiscences of this  beautifully mothering person.  The experience bordered on  the sacred. So many things about  the first two years of my life,  that had been a mystery, were  revealed by her. We wept a  little, laughed a little, and  shared mutually, about life in the  intervening years.  And finally, it was, for me, a  rare and precious opportunity to  say "thank you", to one whose  loving ministrations had undoubtedly helped form the  foundations for a lifetime of  loving.  Editors Note: This letter re-  fen to the story Will Robbie  Please Stand Up, by Annalea  Stiles.  Editor:  This letter and attached story,  are part of an attempt to locate  someone, who, at the time of the  incident described, was living at  Gibsons. The lady gave me her  address at the time, but this was  later lost.  I am. attempting to re-locate  her, for her permission to use  her name, and the incident  described, as part of a book, soon  to be published. The names in  the article are fictitious, but at  the time of our meeting, she was  a Mrs. McLeod or McLean, and  her   maiden   name   was   Miss  Stevenson ("Stevie").  I have tried through ads in  the Vancouver and Victoria  papers, and contact with the:  Queen. , Alexandra.' ..Hospital,;  ���,which has,,since, n?oved:)tp,,jV\c-|  jtoria. She appears in the hospital)  history, as having been Director!  of Nursing at one point, but the;  employee records for that period;  have been lost.  It is my hope, that, if the story  appeared in print, along with a  statement about the author's  search for her, she may recognize  herself, and respond. I realize  this is a iong-shot', but since  the original story is rich in coincidence, perhaps we could hope  for one more!  Thank you for your consideration of the story, and my dilemma. I will look forward to hearing  from you.  Geraldine Gillespie  3747 Hurst St.  Burnaby, B. C.  V5J1M3  (433-8998)  BY MICHAEL NUTLAND  The other day I was regaled  with a story of heroism and fortitude that typifies the pioneering  spirit that opened up the frontiers  of this great country. With moistening, eyes I sat spell-bound as  the tale unfolded before me.  This "Ancient Mariner" who had  laid his hand upon my sleeve  was a local man and the story  concerned his father.  In a fit of patriotic fervour he  had fled Ireland during the potato  famine that occurred at the*turn  of the century. After an arduous  journey he arrived in Canada and  made his way to. the seething  metropolis that was Toronto.  Finding himself in a temporary  financial bind and seeking employment he happened upon a  lady who's brother ran a corner  grocery store, so he married her.  Being a stonemason by trade it  was entirely logical that he should  go to work for his brother-in-law.  Things proceeded calmly until  one day his tranquility was shattered by a nerve wracking experience. A lady entered the  store and with absolutely no  warning spoke thus: "A pound of  Orange Pekoe Tea, please."  Being a man of simple taste and  unversed in the sophisticated  ways of the big city he was completely non-plussed by this request,: but,:he,, kept his nerve.,,  Surely|ihis. brothc^rinJaw deal^  with these kinds of complications  on a daily basis. He went to the  back to seek out his saviour but  the request of "Where's the  Orange Pekoe Tea?" elicited a  bland stare and the answer,  "Never heard of it."  Being resourceful gentlemen  they  resolved the  dilemma  by.  V  taking a pound of regular tea and'  squeezing   an   orange   into   it.  As this dowager left the store  they    resigned    themselves    to  having lost another customer.  A few days later the lady returned. God, she here for a refund? they thought. But no, her  friends had raved about this fine  tea she was serving and she had  returned for some more. The  fame of their tea spread through  the length and breadth of Toronto  and with the increased sales (and  of course a price adjustment for  such a superior product) their  financial situation assumed a  healthier complexion.  This, dear reader, is one of the  great sagas of human initiative  and achievement and stands as  a shining example to us all. If  you don't know what you're  doing, fake it and hope for the  best. -  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons 896-2812  SKI BUS  TO  WHISTLER  MOUNTAIN  ���k EVERY  SUNDAY  CONTINENTAL  TRAVEL      885-3277  Full Facilities!  Tues. - Sat. 4:30 pm -11:00 pm.  Sunday - 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm.  4P     Closed Mondays  k'fj?/ ^  Please place your TAKE OUT  orders one half hour before  closing time.  *  YOStfi'S  RESTAURANT **Si,  Gibsons  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre  Authentic Chinese dinners - deliciously prepared   Cantonese style and Canadian Cuisine.   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C.  1221 Granville Street  WATCH This Paper for the  Official Opening of a  New Beauty Salon;  Sl��py  ' 101 I IPTn\A/M Dl  A7A    L2  UNDER ANDY'S DRIVE-IN HWY 101 UPTOWN PLAZA  Appointments will be taken: April 1st fl0fi   fl        _  Monday through Thursday and Saturday: 9a.m. to 5 p.m.     886" 9744  Friday: 9a.m. to 7 p.m. Dale Fraser ��� Your Hair Care Centre  GIBSONS  Port Mellon Industries  Credit Union  ANNUAL  GENERAL MEETING  Legion Hall - Hwy 101 - Gibsons  Saturday March 26  ���)'iC'|  Dinner 6:30  Meeting 8:15  Members and Guests Only  ���?'.&*���  Dinner Tickets Available at CREDIT UNION OFFICE  Come and Enjoy the Music!  $3.00 each  REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE ��� GBC Radio  Coast News. March 22,1977.  LAMENT FOR LADY DAY  The voice of Billie Holiday  remains utterly unique in the  annals of jazz-singing. Technically speaking, it was far from a  great voice, planted solidly in the  middle-ranges; quite incapable of  the " wild, four-octave flights  undertaken routinely by such  latter-day marvels as Cleo Lairie.  But Billie in her peak years was  possessed of a stylistic genius  that more than overcame any  vocal deficiencies. When she  applied her consummate craft,  she was capable of investing the  most banal lyrics with a depth  of feeling that sprang frequently  from personal anguish. For  .Billie, despite her great gifts and  ,(the recorded legacy she left,  ���; she was a loser when it came to  ', living.  ! The basic facts of her short,  tragic life are too generally known  to-dwell on more than briefly.  A laundered and over-glamourized pastiche of her career was  the basis of the commercially-  successful film Lady Sings The  Bines but as an accurate account  of the true facts, it fell far short  of the mark. Lady Day's real-life  lot was a damn sight rougher and  more lowdown than that candy-  coated film implied. And while  Diana Ross did her best to approximate Billie's earthy, singular style, she wasn't a patch on  the real thing. ' Moreover, her  slight figure and kitten-pretty  looks conveyed not the slightest  hint of how Billie really appeared  in her prime - a big-boned, buxom  beauty of a woman who projected  a raunchy, confidence to mask her  vulnerability.  This vulnerability would lead  to liasions with a succession of  ill-chosen men over the course of  her career and plunge her into a  nether-world of alcoholism  and  hard-drug addition. One of her  set pieces was a song called  Easy Living and the title is particularly ironic for Billie's life was  anything but easy. Born out of  wedlock in the Harlem ghettoes,  she became a prostitute at thirteen and only her voice saved  her from the toils of this profession. A club-owner chanced to  hear her sing and hired her on  the spot, thus rescuing her from  the anonymity of the streets and  the brothels.  Word began to circulate in  underground jazz-circles that a  remarkable talent had surfaced  from nowhere and once John  Hammond, the Columbia record  producer caught her act, she was  on her way. She worked for  several labels and toured with  many top bands over the years.  For a time, with Artie Shaw, she  became the first black singer to  travel with an all-white band.  But from the beginning, she  practised a burn-the-candle-at-  both-ends. lifestyle that would  take its inevitable toll.  1 made my first acquaintance  with Billie Holiday's sad magic,  sometime in the late Forties. At  this point her career was undergoing a slump and she had begun  recording shoddy, commercially-  oriented material for various  small labels. It was far from her  best work and while the poignant,  haunting quality of her voice was  unmistakeable, I was by no  means irrevocably or immediately  hooked. I knew little about her  at this point. Her halcyon work  of the Thirties and early Forties  was long-since out of print.  Oddly enough, it was in Gibsons around 1953 that I was to  have my first exposure to some of  this material. At this now relatively-remote point in time and  space, I was boarding in, the village and working at a local logging-camp. The Bal-Block in  this.period, still had two stories.  The second story was destroyed  by fire some years later but at  this point, it housed a movie-  theatre-cum-dancehall and a dentist's office. The dentist, who  lived in an apartment behind the  office, was a notably eccentric  man, I shall call for propriety's  sake, Dr. Burgess. Burgess was,  among other things, a heavy-  imbiber of wine and given, when  in his cups, to riding a bicycle  rather dangerously around the  flat top of the building. He was  also the possessor of a remarkable jazz-record collection. These  vintage discs, he kept stored in  a couple of dozen butter-boxes  and played always with bamboo-  needles to protect the easily-  damaged tracks. I was apprised  of the collection by a . young,  fellow-logger who was also a budding jazz-buff. We took to visiting Burgess in his off-hours and  listening to his records. Here,  among other classics, I was to.  hear the marvellous sounds of  Billie Holiday in her heyday.  The sheer exuberance and  excellence of those legendary  sides, converted me instantly  and made me a life-long fan.  They were the cream of her early  work, recorded from the mid to  late Thirties with generally Teddy  Wilson on piano and an array of  crack sidemen; Benny Goodman,  Lester Young, Bunny Berrigan,  and Jack Teagarden, that reads  like a jazz who's who. The tunes:  My Last Affair; Miss Brown To  You;  I Wished  On  The  Moon  and the rest, remain materpieces  of the vocal-jazz idiom. No subsequent singer (she has influenced vocalists as diverse ,as Frank  Sinatra and Anita O'Day) has  ever quite equalled her at her  bittersweet best.  By sheer luck, I managed to  obtain a copy of the same, rare  78 album that Doc Burgess had  introduced me to and from this  point on, I was never again unaware of Lady Day. I followed  her declining career through the  last resurgence of glory with  Norman Granz at Verve Records  to the eventual and awful last  sides she made with her voice  reduced to a croaking travesty  of its former self. Her final demise was so sordid and demeaning, it almost defies description.  Four days before her death from  pneumonia and general debilitation, she was arrested in her New  York hospital-room by narcotics-  agents and charged with heroin  possession. Billie had done time  twice before on drug offenses.  Now she was obliged to die in  figurative custody. It is a sad  commentary on a sick legal-  system that such an inhumane  act was permitted.  ' Billie Holiday died at forty-  four years of age; hounded and  wounded to the very end; victimized by her own weakness, ruthless managers and a social-system that denied her even' the dignity of a quiet death. But in the  end she triumphed over the tragic  circumstances of her life. She  was to enjoy an enormous posthumous popularity and almost  everything she recorded is now  back in print. The poignant  heart-tugging voice rings through  my room out of the lost years as  I write. Lady Day lives and her  art belongs to the ages.  Books with  John  Faustmann  A LOVES NEEDS A GUITAR  " David E. Lewis  Totem Books      160 pp.  This is a collection of nineteen  short stories about a small town  in Nova Scotia.    Although they  centre   around  the   life   of the  author during the time he was  growing up, they are also a fine  ; introduction to a cast of quietly  ; loony characters that inhabit the  ': place.   As Mr. Lewis says in his  introduction:  "It seems by divine distribution every small town has a Bruno  who does odd jobs oddly, a music  7 teacher with a negligible knowledge of music, an old maid who  nightly listens expectantly for  night noises and would-be  rapists, and a smooth politician  who assumes that a vote and a  kiss-for-the-baby are synonymous."^  It must be so, for many of these  characters are easily recognizable  to anyone who's ever lived in a  small   town.      To   begin   with,  there's old Miss Annie Buckley,  7 who lives just across from the  school.  Her garden is the whole  : joy of her life, and of course the  kids   are   always   hitting   their  softballs into the middle of it.  and then there's Miss Jean Murdoch,   the   Grade   IV   teacher.  "She always wore a heavy brown  ; suit, boots and lisle stockings,  and her favourite position was  leaning  against  a  smouldering  radiator, as though her rump was  in a permanent state of chill."  Miss Murdoch teaches by the rote  method, and her pupils learn by  droning out in unison the rivers  ' df China, or rules of grammar.  Years later they still recall such  things as': "A noun is the name of  a person comma place or thing  colon as comma donkey period."  7 Of course there are quite a few  more. Ed Wheeling is a bigamist  whose other claim to fame is that  he can wiggle both ears at once.  Martin  McGuire  is  the  smart-  aleck kid who knows more Latin  than his teacher, and never lets  "��*--> ,",i  v her forget it. Mattie Andrews  thinks there are German spies  in her basement, and young Bradford is filming a sequel to Lawrence of Arabia in his garage.  Aside from these, the scenes  here are very evocative of growing up in a small town. Lewis  recalls such things as the night  he and a friend camped out. Of  course it rained and the tent fell  down. He and his buddy decide  to sneak over to a friend's clubhouse and swill some clandestine  beer. They are halfway through  Minnie Marsden's back yard  when her porch light comes on.  "Thieves! Prowlers 1 Peeping  Toms! Rapists!"     screams  Minnie,   and   before   the   boys  know it,   they've been  caught.  "Did you go through Miss Marsden's   garden?      said   a   sterni  voice, and there stood the town  cop, Hank Gibson.     He didn't  sound like he did when we playedl  softball together. 'We went right  through,' I said lamely.    'Right  through my petunia bed!' yells  Minnie.       'You   killed   them!'  My God, I thought, we're up on  a murder charge."  Lewis manages to capture this  sort of thing very well. His first  girlfriend attracts his attention  by beaning him with a baseball.  Her name is Jane Swanson and  it is a stormy adolescent affair.  Every time he sees her he falls  over things, or into goldfish  ponds, or slips off her front  steps, bashing his head. She  looks down at him consolingly  every,time. His standard line,  delivered more and more weakly,  is: "It's nothing. Really."  It is the author's ability to draw  these scenes so accurately, and  with just the right touch of self-  depreciation that saves this book  from being just another lump  of gooey nostalgia. His people,  although they are very funny, are  also very real. They gossip and  rumble around the streets, tripping over their metaphysical  shoelaces, getting into droll  situations, growing up, and commenting on everyone's business  but their own. It must be a delicate business to write about the  town where you grew up, and not  give the people you've written  about the feeling that they've  been used. But Mr. Lewis has  done this certainly. He laughs at  his own fallibilities as much as  anyone else's, and his laughter  is a hearty tribute to the people in  his book.  This is,a good-natured, twinkly-  eyed portrait of life in a-little  town. David Lewis writes evocatively and well, and his characters  are full of life. This is Peyton  Place with the seamy sides left  out, or Doctorow's Welcome to  Hard Times without the violence.  The final result is funny, engaging work that is very enjoyable  to read. It's not what you'd call  a literary full-course meal, but for  dessert it's just right.  Up the Creek  The . three friends pictured  above form the core of a very  talented group of musical locals.  They are from left to right Ken  Dalgleish, Hahle Gerow, and  Michael Dunn and together  with lead guitarist Budge Schacte  of Roberts Creek and Philip the  Drummer they comprise a  talented and versatile band  which goes under the name  of Up the Creek.  It is unfortunate that with our  tendencyh to look to the big city  for our music so many of us  overlook the truly excellent  local musicians we have amongst  us. Dalgleish and Dunn have  been performing at the Peninsula  Hotel fairly regularly of late  and just recently they backed up  vocalist Gerow at the Wakefield  As a band, they have also provided the music to much acclaim  to diverse groups such as rock  dances in Roberts Creek and  the   annual   Burns   Supper  These are talented musicians  who can delight with the old  favourites, the new favourites, or  with their own professionally  crafted compositions. If you  are planning a dance in the near  future try our own Up the Cree��  A former bank teller who used  to drive her co-workers up the  wall by practising vocal scales  as she did her tallies, now Dame  Janet Baker, one of the most  sought-after performers in the  world is featured on this Sunday's  Special Occasion at 5:05 p.m.  The Toronto concert was of  course sold out months in advance, and was taped by the CBC  to enable Canadians from coast  to coast to share the enjoyment.  The musical selections from the  concert have been bridged by a  series of interviews. Warren  Wilson talks with Dame Janet  about her career, the demands of  success on an individual and her  need for privacy. ' 'Its like being  eaten alive," she says, "Everyone wants a piece of you and  , there just isn't the time." Other  interviews, by Alan Blythand  . Harold Rosenthal of Opera Magazine, conductor Anthony Lewis  and composer Sir William Ealton  comment on the artistry of the  singer.  j She is accomplished by Martin  Isepp, the son of Helena Isepp  with whom Dame Janet studied  in London. The program includes  traditional and contemporary  English works and Schumann,  Listz and Beethoven Leider.  Beginning Monday, March 28,  Mostly Music will highlight the  newest crop of young Canadian  concert talent with the semi-  finalists in the CBC Talent  Competition.  Auditions for the 1977-78 competition will take place across  Canada between May 2 and June  6th. There will be a new class  this year for harpsichordists.  The competition is open to Canadian and landed immigrant concert artists between 15 and 30  years of age. Applications from  CBC, Box 500, Terminal A,  Toronto, M5W 1E6, deadline  April 15th.  The Berger Commission's report on   the   Mackenzie . Valley  Pipeline   proposals   is   expected  sometime next month  and will  have great significance for the  future ofthe North and its people.  In a two-part program to be aired  at 9:05 p.m. Saturday and Sunday  evenings Concern discusses how  the hearings changed and how  they may change the face of the  North.     The program  includes  'anecdotal material of those-who  ���'reportedJ on- the -- hearings-=and  lriH6se' who appeared before" the  "Commission,- those who know the  North and Mr. Justice Berger.  Is Tom  Berger a folk hero,  a  great white hope, or just a "symbol  of the guilt feelings of southern  Canadians?  Wednesday March 23  Mostly Music:  10:20 p.m. Festi-  ���' val Singers of Canada with Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Handel  J.S. Bach, Schoenberg.  Nightcap: 11:20p.m. Theatre.  Eclectic   Circus:       12:10   a.m.  Weeknights,   Bach   to   Brubeck  with host Allan McFee.  Thursday March 24  Playhouse:  8:04 p.m.   The Random Noise of Love.  Jazz Radio-Canada:    8:30 p.m.  Nimmons   *n'   Nine   Plus   Six;  Lance Harrison Dixieland Band.  Mostly Music:   10:20 p.m. Quebec   Symphony   Orchestra   with  Eteri Andjaparidze, piano winner  of.   the   Montreal   International  piano competition.  Nightcap:   11:20 p.m. Books and  writers.  Friday March 25  Mostly Mask: 10:20 p.m. Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Igor  Oistrakh, violin. Violin concerto,  Op 35 Tchaikovsky. Daphnis  and Chloe, Ravel.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Music  and musicians.  Saturday March 26  Update:    8:30 a.m.    Round-up  of B. C. Happenings.  Royal Canadian Air Farce:   11:30  a.m. Satire comedy.  Quirks and Quarks:    12:10 p.m.  Science Magazine, host Dr. David  Suzuki.  Metropolitan Opera: 2:00 p.m.  Andre Chenierby Giordance.  CBC Stage: 7:05 p.m. The Presence of Mine Enemies by Larry  LeClair about a miscarriage of  justice on P.E.I.  Concern: 9:05 p.m. Today and  Tomorrow, a two part program  on the Berger Commission -  Tom Berger ofthe North.  Anthology: 10:05 p.m. Kildare  Dobbs book review. Khartina  by distinguished Greek poet  Yannis Rotsos, translated by  Gwendolyn MacEwen and Nikos  Tsingos.  Music from the Shows: 11:05 pm.  Academy Awards.  Sunday March 27  Ideas:   4:05 p.m.   Thirty Dynasties  in  Sixty   Minutes,   Ancient  Egypt,   tomb  curses,   pyramids  and the mystery of Akhenaten.  Special   Occasion:      5:05   p.m.  Concert    by   . English    mezzo-  soprano Dame Janet Baker.  Symphony   Hall:        7:05    p.m.  Montreal   Symphony   Orchestra,  Galina   Vishnevskaya,   soprano.  Bizet, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Rim-  sky - Korsakoff.  Symphony World: 8:35 p.m.  Galina Vishnevskaya discusses  friendship with Alexander Sol-  zhenitsyn and reasons for leaving  Russia.  Concern:   9:05 p.m.    Part II of  Tom Berger and the North.  Monday March 28  Great    Canadian    Gold    Rush:  8:30 p.m.  Vancouver band Air  Show. Santana. '  Mostly Musk:    10:20 p.m. CBC  Talent  Festival   semi-finalists   -  tonight,   pianist    Patricia    Hoy,  Vancouver,    Timothy    Paradise,  clarinet, Victoria;  Paul Pulford,  cello, Wolfville, N.  S.  Philippe  Djokic, violin, Halifax.  Mostly Musk:    10:20 p.m. CBC  Talent  Festival   semi-finalists   -  tonights   pianist   Patricia   Hoy,  Vancouver,    Timothy   Paradise,  clarinet, Victoria; Paul Pulford,  cello, Wolfville.    N. S. Philippe  Djokic, violin Halifax.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Films.  Tuesday March 29  Touch   the   Earth:      8:30   p.m.  'Singer 'sprigwritets1'Alan Fra'ser  land Rick Taylot. ^;    '77 ^77--"  Mostly    Music;        10:20    p.m.  National Arts Centre Orchestra,  Igor Oistrakh, violin, Violin concerto No 2, Prokofieff, Symphony  No 102, Hadyn.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Art and  artists.  Library  The writing veterinarian,  James Herriot, has a new offering under Biography called Vets  Might Fly. On the Canadiana  shelf we find Nahanni by Dick  Turner and Spatsizi by T. A.  Walker.  Under the Cooking heading we  find Egg and Cheese Dishes by  Nina Froud. Grace Halsell's  book Los Vlejos is to be found on  the Health shelf. Routledge and  Paul Kegan have their My Pet  Hate Book listed under Humour  and William Kurelek's Kurelek  Country is under Painting.  The only fiction offering new  this week is The Mind Gods by  Marie Jakober.  Beauty Shop  Barberlng     886-7616  ALEX  HALEY  Featuring:  ROOTS  by Alex Haley  Reg. $14.50  This Week Only  $  00  14.  ndp  bookstore  Next to Sears  in Gibsons Harbour area  886-7744  *m\* +1* ^�� ^_> ^0 ^_�� +1* ^_�� ^�� ��_�� *&0 m��* %1* S_�� ^_�� _>  The luscious chocolate Easter  Eggs from Laura Secord are  going fast, get yours now and  avoid disappointment.  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The film, of course, has a general  rating and parents are urged to  take their children to watch this  one as^verybody in it is of school  age.- Reviewers are virtually  unanimous in their acclamation  of this unique and imaginative  film. Don't miss Bugsy Malone.  The other attraction at the  Twilight this week will be the  gripping thriller Two-Minute  Warning which is set in Los  Angeles Memorial Coliseum  during a championship game.  The film has an all-star cast,  including Charlton Heston and  John Cassavetes and will play  Wednesday through Saturday,  March 23rd to 26th.  TWC MINUTE  A UNIVERSAL PICTURE ��� TECHNICOLOR' ��� PANAVISION*  91,000 People. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat.  33 Exit Bates. March 23, 24, 25, 26.  One Sniper... 'x-<-- .Mature^  Warhirig: Some" frlghterring   scenes   of  murder and panic.  ��VERy'7��AR'BR]NGS  AGREAfjMOyiE.  EVERy DECADE  ^\ GREAT MOVJE MUSICAL]  Sun. Mon.Tue.  March 27, 28, 29.  BUGSY MALONE  General  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Gibsons  886-2827  NEW        UNDER  OWNERSHIP  AND  MANAGEMENT  Associated with ALL AIRLINES by Direct  Line.   NOW! Same Day Ticketing  CALL US FOR ALL YOUR TRAVEL NEEDS  Open 6 Days  Monday - Saturday  10:00-5:00  886-2278 Coast News. March 99,1fl77  Harmony Hall Happenings  by Jim Holt  Well folks, it really happened  last Tuesday, over 20 of the most  beautiful and talented residents  of Sechelt visited our fair city  and thoroughly enjoyed themselves and this is an open invitation for them to come back  again. I am referring to none  other than the members of the  carpet bowling teams from  Branch #69 S.C.A. They really  had Harmony Hall swinging and  it was indeed a pleasure to have  them come, the scores were very  close in fact, so close that I really  don't know who won, but who  cares whether you : win or lose  as long as friendship exists  between people.  We are going on a return  visit to Sechelt on March 28th  so get prepared for another  enjoyable afternoon. Anyone who  needs transportation just contact  me at 886-2363 and I will see to  it that you get there. So give me  lots of time to arrange transportation for you as I don't want  anybody to miss out on the fun.  We had two days of carpet  bowling this week, one with our  friends from Sechelt and our  regular session on Wednesday.  As you know by this time I  received a cheque from New  Horizons for $9,604.00 which  will go towards buying recreational equipment for our hall and  also tools to work on our grounds.  We wish to thank New Horizons  for their very generous grant  and it will certainly be put to  good use. We are considering  getting a movie and slide projector and other equipment for  the hall, so by this fall we should  have a good entertainment  program for our members. The  general public will be invited to  some of our functions, but what  they will be I am not sure of as  yet.  Tickets are going very well for  our Tea and. Bazaar which is  April 15th at 2:00 p.m., so anyone who wants tickets for this  occasion may contact Irene Bush-  field at 886-9567 or myself at  886-2363. There are three wonderful prizes to be raffled off so  get your tickets as soon as possible, they will be on sale at all  our functions including our Thursday night bingo.  Speaking of bingo, last night  was the first night that one single  person   won   the   jack   pot   of  $100.00.  I don't know the lady's  name but I extend my heartiest  congratulations to her on  winning.   Our attendance was down  a little, so many of our people  being  down  with   the  flu   and  others being away on vacation  in    Hawaii,    (the    lucky    dogs)  but I sincerely hope that those on  the sick list are on the mend and  will be back with us soon, and  what can I say about those in  Hawaii?    Oh well, I hope they  all have a wonderful holiday and  come back, refreshed and happy.  With all the beautiful weather  we have been having it will soon  be back to the old grind of workA  ing in the garden, I don't know  what is wrong with my garden  but everything seems to go down  instead of up.  I guess I am planting my" seeds upside down, or  something but how do you know  the top of a carrot seed from the  bottom? Any information you  good gardeners can give me on  this matter, it will be greatly  appreciated by yours truly.  Sorry I haven't got much in  the way of news this time, but  don't forget the following dates:  Tuesday March 28th, trip to  Sechelt for carpet bowling.  Fun Night March 25th at 8:00  'p.m. All seniors welcome. As  I stated this will be short, but  don't forget our special occasion  on April 15th, our Tea and  Bazaar. The ladies of the branch  are working very hard to make  this event a success and knowing  our ladies as I do, I am sure it  will be. The prizes will be  raffled off at our general meeting  day of Monday, June 6th. Well,  I guess this is all for this time  so I am closing with a little poem  about many happy days that Kay  and I spent while living at Langdale, it goes as follows:  Langdale by the Sea  We have a little cottage as cozy  as. can be,/ It's up here on the  Sunshine Coast at "Langdale by  the Sea"/ It isn't much to look at  but it means so much to me,/  You see it's all that I have got at  "Langdale by the Sea"./ The  ferries sail right by our door, a  friendly sight to see,/ For they  bring you to Heaven on Earth,  to "Langdale by the Sea"./ We  pity you poor city folks, in your  cubicles, one two or three,/  You would live a far more pleasant life, at "Langdale by the  Sea"./ And when I leave this  tired old world when my eyes no  longer see,/ I leave to you this  Paradise, called "Langdale by  the Sea".  Fish  Talk  Happy children are pictured at play in the two pictures  above. They are playing at the Jack and Jill Nursery  School in Gibsons United Church. This is a Parent  Participation activity. For further information phone  enrolment Officer June Frandsen at 886-2924.  Books and toys for kids  The Wilson Creek Community  Association is organizing a toy  and book library for the use of  preschoolers and people who  work with them.  Toys are expensive and few  families can afford to provide  children with very many, particularly large, riding toys.  Good books are expensive, too.  A library of books and toys for  young children can provide our  youngsters with a wider range  than they would have normally.  The various preschool centres  and family day cares on the peninsula could benefit from such a  library as well. By pooling  resources and rotating equipment, the number of toys and  books each child is exposed to  expands.  The help of members of the  community is needed. If you can  donate books or toys, or if you  have ideas or energy to contribute  please call Donna Shugar: 885-  2721 or 885-5006.  ELSON'S  GLASS  THE ONLY COMPLETE GLASS SERVICE  ON THE SUNSHINE COAST  WINDSHIELD  REPLACEMENT  Combination Stormdoors  Mirror Walls  Marine Glass  Aluminum Windows  Patio Doors  Store Fronts  Screens  Wing Sets  Mirror Frames  Plate Glass  Table Tops  I  Open All Day Saturday 886-7359  Pratt   Road   &   Sunshine   Coast   Highway  Happy Horizons  by T. Walton  The cold, snow and flu ganged  up on the Elphinstone New Horizons meeting last Monday to  produce a drop in the usual  attendance, but the fun went on  just as usual.  The February birthday cake  was taken out of cold storage;  then four green candles added,  and presented to the two March  hares Mrs. Edith Fraser and Mrs.  Bessie Rowberry. Many happy  returns to you both. Happy to  say that with the smaller than  average group, the slices were  even larger than ever, and  seconds were in order, making  the absentee's loss our gain.  Thank you Mr. Jim Ironside  for those two music folios, one  containing old favorite songs,  and the other fresh from Hawaii.  This marks the start of a music  section to our library, but those  wishing to borrow them must sign  for them.  We are happy,to learn that  Mrs. Bessie Clark is home again  after a hospitalization. Needless  to say Bessie, that your place at  the whist table is waiting for you.  For our historic department  there is ah incident worth recording that involved the "Machi-*  gonne" and the S.M.T. at Gibsons wharf many years ago. The  skipper of the "Machigonne"  checked his time-piece, decided  he would wait no longer for the  bus, and ordered the gang-plank  withdrawn. Then came frantic,  honking of a horn as.the.S.M.T.'u,  Lockstead reports  about bad roads, more stops for  passengers, etc. The skipper  seemed skeptical but ordered  the gang-plank put out again. As  the relieved passengers scrambled aboard, the skipper shouted  his final verdict, "Next time,  don't spend so much time at the  Wakefield Inn!!"  Last week, we were debating  Bill #25, the Island Trust Amendment Act.  There are major objections that  the opposition has to this bill.  ���One ofthe points is that the intro-  bus   sped   down   the   hill   and'^i-duction of this bill has brought  screeched to a stop at the wharf.  There was a dialogue, something  Canadian Church news  Last month, the possible assassination of an archbishop in  Uganda made headlines around  the world. But during the past  few days, an event took place  1,100 miles south of Uganda  that may ultimately have more  significance in history. Peasant  farmers in the village of Sombani  in Malawi began digging a trench  as soon as March rains softened  the baked earth.  In that trench they will lay  plastic pipe. Through the pipe  will flow water from a mountain,  far enough away to be often  hidden by dust and heat haze.  The water will flow from 300  taps in villages, supplying 50,000  people in that part of the world  with the first pure running water  in the history of mankind.  Ron McGraw of St. Catharines,  Ontario, recently visited Malawi  on behalf of the Presbyterian  Church in Canada, one of five  denominations co-operating in  a $9 million fund-raising appeal  for international development.  He saw several similar piped  water projects that are already  operating. He also learned how  lack of water handicaps any hope  of progress in other villages.  "I saw women who had to walk  eight miles or more, to bring a  bucket of water back to their  homes," McGraw said. "I  don't see how anyone can do that,  day after day, and have any  energy left for better argiculture  or education."  vthe minister into considerable  conflict with local officials throughout the islands affected. This  seriously impairs the effectiveness of the minister in carrying  out his duties.   It directly affects " way is our stand on this bill a  portant than that is the concern  we have that the bill is unconstitutional. It puts more power  in the hands ofthe elected members of the Islands Trust than  they were given in their original  mandate. Unless the minister  is going to have a new general  election of trustees for the Island  Trust, or an amendment to the  Constitution, we fail to see how  this bill is constitutional in it's  present form.  Another concern is about the  centralization of power with Bill  #25. We have witnessed this  government move more and more  in the direction of a Nixoncsque  type style autocratic government  that has wide ranging, and quite  frankly, an excess of discretionary  powers.  I would like to say that in no  by Gerry Ward  This week I would like to write  on one of the oddities of the  aquariums, this being the family  of the eels. All the eels seen in  the aquariums today come from  one of the following places:  India, Burma, Thailand, Java,  Borneo, Sumatra, or Ceylon.  These fish are shy and nocturnal,  so hiding places should be provided.  The family or Latin name for  these fishes is Mastacemblus  with the exceptions of the spiny or  peacock eel which is Macrogna-  thus Aculeatus, and the electric  eel which is Electrophorus Elec-  triciis. The electric eel is from  South America. The eels are not  particular concerning the Ph of  the water, but they do like it  clean.  The peacock eel grows up to  ten inches, their body is an olive  colour on top ranging into a tan.  They  have  from  three  to   five  spots, very similar to the spots  on a peacock tail, along the dorsal  fin. The spotted fire eel can grow  to eighteen inches, their bodies  are black with red or pink spots  down their sides.   The spiny eel  Armatus   is   black    with    gold  ranging   to   brown   spots   along  their  sides  and bellies.     They  grow to thirty inches in native  water.    The zebra spiny eel is  brown with white belly and black  stripes running from top to bottom along the body. All the eels,  except    the    electric    eel,    are  friendly.  The eels like to live under  the gravel with just the eyes and  nose protruding. They will riot  venture out unless there is food  present. They like most types of  worms, and I have had some  success with freeze dried tubifex  also. All the eels will do well in  water with a temperature' of 80  degrees F., average.  The only eel to spawn so far  has been the peacock eel. It is  reported to be an egg scatterer.  These fish are easily kept and can  provide hours of fun just watching  them, they are also excellent  conversation pieces.  It has been brought to my  attention that people have questions to ask. If you have any  questions, please write to Gerry  Ward, RR#1, Langdale Chines,  Gibsons, B. C. VON lVO.  Our new order of Cards and  Wrapping Paper has arrived so  you may now replenish your  Home Stock.Miss Bee's, Sechelt  *��* *i* *t* *i�� *Z* ���!��� *1* ��Z* *!*���!* *X* *t**X��*I^*A�� *1*  mfi i|> 5^ ij> ^p�� ��T�� ^> ^% ^�� *X* ^* �����* *W+ ���** *I> T>  As good as  the best...  at a better price  K&S Trim-All  Monofilament  Trimmer/Edgers  Electric & Gasoline  Powered Models  Cuts, edges, trims, and manicures  grass and weeds in places bladed  trimmers can't reach. High speed  nylon monofilament line does the  cutting. Cuts untidy grass and weeds  around house, trees, playground  equipment, patios, fences and brick  or stone walkways.  L  One Trimmer/Edger for dozens of  lawn care jobs. A choice of  high-torque motors offer  professional performance and strong  cutting action. Trims and edges  "up-close" the easy way.  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The Ladies Team: Phyllis  Francis, Patti Cavalier, Margaret  Buchanan, Linda Leslie and  Orbita delos Santos. Santos  rolled a 3 game total of 3007 and  the Men's Team: Tony Hogg,  Jim Peers, Brian Eldridge,  Mel delos Santos and Ken Skytte,-.  rolled a three game total of 3094.  The Regional Finals will be held  at Chapmans ' and Lougheed  Lanes with the finals being held  ,at Edmonton. Here's hoping they  go all the way.  In league action Bonnie McConnell and Orbita delos Santos  showed the way with Bonnie  rolling a 356 single in the Classic  League and Orbita rolling games  of 301 and 307 in the Phuntastique League. Also in the Classic  League Ralph Roth had a 320  single and Freeman Reynolds  had a 310 single in the Ball and  Chain League. Back to the Phuntastique League Mel delos Santos  rolled a 315 single and in a roll-  Wakefield4  Roberts Creek 3  The first game in the Commercial Hockey League's final  Playoff Series gave fans a chance  to see some tough competition  last Saturday. This first game of  the best of five final series saw  Roberts Creek take a 2-0 first  period lead with goals coming  from Meuhart at the 14:45 mark  and Sceeles at 17:49.  Wakefield replied in the second  frame with Bodnarek tipping in  a rebound at 2:05. The Creek  roared back 51 seconds later  when McBride popped in one of  his patented wrist shots after a  perfect set-up by Meuhart.  Glenn brought Wakefield to  within a goal once again at  9:16 of the third period. But the  crunch came when Jim Gray  tied it up with just 21 seconds  remaining to send the game into  overtime.  Wakefield's momentum carried  on into the first 10 minutes overtime period when Glenn scored  at 6:25 on fine individual effort.  If this game is any indication  of the calibre of play these two  rivals are capable of, the arena  should be vibrant with the excitement of clean, hard checking  hockey. The next game is Thursday, March 24th at 8:00 p.m.  See you there!  ROCKS    '<&  by Pat Edwards  : With another successful  weekend bonspiel over, the curling season is rapidly approaching  the end.- -The ladies have one  more -spiel against Sechelt this  "week and the men's bonspiel  of April 2 and 3 winds up the  season's play. Play-offs start  next week.  '; The mixed bonspiel was a big  success. The Gilchrist rink carried away the honors in the 'A'  event with Gant Hanchar and  Tyson taking 2nd, 3rd, and 4th  respectively. In the "B", Loden  was the winner with Doran, Baba,  and Craze .the runners up.  "C" event saw the Penonzek  rink take the Sallis rink for first  place in a closely fought battle.  Third and forth places were won  by Skellett and Nygren. It was  pleasing to see so many high  school curlers taking part. As  I have mentioned before, they are  really improving and they have  given many an oldtimer a scare  and sometimes a beating. We  are indeed grateful to the Gant's  of Dons Shoes for the generous  prizes they donated to the winners of each event. They are most  appreciated by all the members  and especially, I am sure by those  who will be able to use them.  Our club thanks you very much.-  The kitchen is ^progressing  more and more towards completion. If you can't get hold of  Terry Connor at night, try the  club, he is usually there painting  the cupboards. I am sure his wife  is making appointments to see  him these days. If you have a  spare evening, ask him if you can  give a hand. He can probably use  the help. We would like to thank  all those who graciously volunteered their help throughout the  year for various tasks.  When curling ends, we will be  stripping out the boards and preparing for skating. If the weather  stays cold enough, there should  be open skating over the Easter  Weekend.  Again, I would like to remind  you to keep May 4th open since  that is the date proposed for our  Annual General Meeting and  election of officers for next  season.  Soccer players keep fit  By Baralbas & Co.  y. Until their all star tournament  on April 16th and 17th, the Wanderers Soccer Club are concentrating on everyday jogging and  a number of exhibition games as  well as the usual Thursday night  training sessions. If you're  interested in joining the soccer  club, get in touch with Terry  Duffy or Jan de Reus.  The Wanderers Soccer team  started just last year. Jock Bennett, Gil Musgrove, Bill Phillips,  Frank Hoehne and Jan de Reus  are the fellows who got players  together and entered the team in  the Burnaby league. The Wanderers did well and ended up  tied for second place. This year,  the Wanderers entered the Mainland Soccer League and are  hosting an All Star Tournament  with teams from Powell River to  Vancouver this April 16th and  717th.  Soccer has come a long way on  the peninsula. Already, we have  the Wanderers, Chiefs, Renegades, Redskins, Pegasus, and  Pender Harbour Bananas. Now ,  Gil Musgrove is starting a hew  team. He invites players from  15 to 60 to come to practises on  Sunday mornings at the Gibsons  Elementary field at 10:00 a.m.  Right now, the emphasis is on  fun soccer and getting in shape.  Davis Bay and Roberts Creek  have informal soccer games too.  Fans are reminded they can  get dance tickets for Saturday,  April 16th, from any Wanderer's  team member. The star for this  week goes to Kevin Murphy for  his continued support and  interest in the Wanderers games.  Coming Events: Dance and  All Star Soccer Tournament,  April 16th and 17th. Dance  tickets $3.00, High School Gym.  Contact Terry Duffy at 886-2690  or Dan Weinhandl at 886-9819  or 886-7310.  YOUR AUTOPLAN CENTRE  ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE  Seaside Plaza  886-2000  Gibsons  886-9121  off for the same league, Brian  Anderson rolled a 317 single.  Highest 3 game totals went to  Orbita delos Santos with 793 and  Vic Marteddu with 795 also iri  the Phuntastique League. Our  bowlers are getting better and  better. v  Highest    Games:        Classic:  Bonnie      McConnell      356-981,  Mike   Cavalier   278-929,   Ralph  Roth 320-950.    Tuesday Coffee:  Sandy Storvold 229-613,  Lesley  Bailey  261-677.      Gibsons   'A's  Phyllis Gurney 270-614,   Orbita  delos ; Santos    277-675,    Romy  Talento 259-647, Henry Hinz 286-  746.   Wednesday Coffee:   Margaret    Froese    242-648,    Tena  Youdell 261-650,  Nora Solinsky  266-712.   Ball & Chain:   Emma  Butcher 227-614, Tena Youdell  254-690,   Bob   McConnell   241-  679, Ken Skytte 289-733, Freeman Reynolds 310-733.    Phuntastique:   Darlene Maxfield 265-  630,  Orbita  delos   Santos  307-  793, Art Holden 255-729, Bruce  Gamble 285-731, Mel delos Santos 315-759, Vic Marteddu 280-  795. Legion:  Carole Skytte 260-  693,    Gary     Fitchell    281-670,'  Freeman     Reynolds     261-681,'  Al Abrams 299,-699.    Swingers:  Fred Mason 242-571, Alice Smith  307-633,  Belle Wilson   194-538.  Y.B.C. Bantams:    Sharie Maxfield 168-307 (2), David Holding  151-300.   Juniors:   Dawne Atlee  219-510, Geoff Butcher 226-574,  Gordon      Mulcaster      245-645.'  Seniors:  Judith Spence 224-608,  Colleen  Bennett  216-609,   Filip  Rinaldis 269-716, Jeff Mulcaster  310-813.  Women's Bonspiel success  The women of the Gibsons  Winter Club had a very success  ful bonspiel on Saturday, March  19th,  with  nine  rinks  entered.  Winners of the All Sports  Marine Trophy werean the A  event first place went to the rink  skipped. by Mary Gauci with  Yvonne Boyd as third, Marline  Bjornson at second, and Jenny  Amiel lead. Second place went  to. Mari Connor's rink. Third  place in the bonspiel went to a  rink skikpped by Peg Marshal  and fourth place went to a rink  skipped by Stella Mutch.  In the B event first place went  to Nora Solinski's rink with  Audrey McKenzie playing third,  Bonnie - Frye at second, and  Carol Tetzlaff on lead. Second  place went to a rink skipped by  Verda Schneider.       ���  Special thanks go to Morris  Pearson, Tub Skellet, Dave  Richardson,Gus Schneider,  Terry Connor and Paul Gauci  for serving food and bar tending  for the ladies. Their help was  very much appreciated. George  Fallis was the winner in the  food hamper draw.  Coast News, March 22,1977.  ���^'��  Sea  Cavalcade  ^^^r'' ^Tma^^��^^^^��   ^r^Lw ~W' ^LW ���' mW^''M'���'"'" \m^Lmm%^'M'- '��''***&''$%  COMMERCIAL LEAGljlE FINAL STANDINGS  by Tracy Hamilton  (nee McDonald)  Once again it's that time of the  year when Sea Cavalcade is just  around the corner. This year, we  are inviting as many girls as who  would like to participate to run  for the Miss Sea Cavalcade  Pageant. The requirements are  few and simple. They are as  follows:  . 1. You must have been, a  resident of the Sunshine Coast  for 6 months.  2. You must be between the  ages of 17 and 21.  3. You must never have been  married.  4. You must never have borne  a child.  If you are worried that someone  is older than you and therefore  is more mature and has a better  chance of winning, forget it. Your  chances are as good as the next  persons. You see, there are so  many things to be judged on such  as intelligence, how well you  speak in public (there isn't too  much of that so don't worry),  general knowledge of the area  and last, equal to all the others in  importance, is beauty.  I know that a lot of people  feel that pageants are purely for  vanity, but believe me, it isn't  true. As I've mentioned earlier,  there are so many subjects you  are judged on.  Participating in a pageant is  an experience that shouldn't be  missed, as the chance probably  won't arise again. My year as  Queen was always exciting. The  P.N.E. Pageant, Vernon Winter  Carnival and many other events  made it a year never to be forgotten.  Think about it, I'm sure you  would enjoy the experience. If  you have any other questions  regarding the Pageant and what's  entailed give me a call after 6:00  p.m. at 885-3602.  Hope to see you at the Sea  Cavalcade this year.  ATHENS RETURN  From $626. - 885-3277  ANNOUNCEMENT  Starting Monday  March 14th  HARDl  Will Be Closed  Every Monday until  we Move  Senior Men's  FASTBALL !!!  ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING  March 29th, 1977 - 8:00 p.m.  GIBSONS ATHLETIC HALL  All interested Team Representatives or New  Players are invited to attend.  For   information   call   Barry   886-9136   or  Freeman 886-9515.  Wakefield Inn  Roberts Creek  Pender Harbour  G.P.  20  20  20  Won  12  8  5  Lost  3  8  14  Tied  5  4  1  G.F.  121  94  64  G.A. Points  66 29  81 20  136 11  SCORING LEADERS  G.P.   Goals    Assists    P.I.M.  Gray(W.I.)  Lamb (W. I.)  Lon (P. H.)  McBride (R.C.)  Sutherland (W. I.)  Bodnarek (W. I.)  Seales(R. C.)  Mewhort (R.'C.)  Wingfield (R.C.)  Glen (W.I.)  Kennedy (R. C.)  Thomas (P. H.)'  Joe (W.I.)  Dixon (W.I.)  Williams (R. 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Lea, M.L.A.  -':  for Prince Rupert  X It is not uncommon for some  : - commentators to try to describe  ;- the difference between British  X Columbia's two major political  ''. movements - the New Democratic  ���! Party and the Social Credit Party -  -1 in simple terms of public owner-  ��� ship  opposed to private  enter-  - prise.    Not only is that kind of  description misleading,  like  all  .- simple descriptions, it is also very  - unreal and, if followed, leads to  ��� unreal interpretations of issues in  ��� public life in this province today.  1 Journalists and politicians who  . attempt to use this private-ver-  sus-public argument impair wise  - discussion and understanding of  important matters.  Honest   analysis   shows   that  ^both the Social Credit Party and  ,   the  New  Democratic  Party  are  .-obliged  - by the constraints of  international  trade,  the  federal  government's    control    of    the  monetary  and  banking   system,  ..and by history itself - to accept  ��� . a mixed economy in which the  " private   sector   and   the   public  sector co-exist.    Although ideologically opposed to public owner-  7 ship, the Social Credit  Party  -  the   Party   responsible   for   the  .   nationalization    of   the    B.    C.  ������ Electric Company and the creation   of  the   government-owned  ferry system - cannot in practise  disregard   the   need   for   public  ownership  of certain  industries  and sections of the economy  -  ..although, in view of Opposition  ���.  Members of the Legislature, they  '..'���do a very poor job of administering those publicly-owned institutions such as the B. C. Railway  and ICBC.  At the same time, the New  .' Democratic Party, founded on an  ,. understanding that some sections  ��� ,.of the economy must be directly  - owned   by   the   government   in  .., order to more equitably distribute  wealth, also recognizes the important need  not only to have  " ��� private industry, but also to en-  ' ��� courage private industry - parti-  '_ cularly private industry which is  '.' based in the community.   Thus,  ,.'during the years   1972 to   1975  ^.when the New Democratic Party  formed the government, the development   of   community-based  business had a high priority.   It  was during those years that B.C.  Development   Corporation    was  formed  to  provide  capital   and  assistance   to  small   businesses  and local industry, to help them  get    started   and    to    compete  . against foreign competitors.  The  words "local" and "community"  are important here.    It was the  view   of  the   NDP   government  and is today the view of the NDP  opposition that home-based industry is essential to the economy  in providing badly needed jobs,  keeping tax revenue within the  province   and   gradually   doing  away with the situation in which  British Columbia provides  only  the raw materials of manufacture  and none of the jobs and technology.  Thus, our Party encouraged  local industry and small business.  While we were doing that the  Social Credit Party was promoting  the idea that only they, the Social  Credit Party, could understand  the needs of business. At the  same time they were soliciting  campaign funds from outside  the province, from the foreign  eastern and multinational investors who compete against  British Columbia home-based  industry.  Now that the Social Credit  Party is in power, we have seen  the gradual decline of the B. C.  Development Corporation. We  have seen small businesses hurt  by the government raising corporation taxes which the NDP  government held down for the  lower income bracket of corporations. We have seen vital tourist  industry brought to its knees by  the huge increases in ferry rates  which the NDP government held  down. We have seen thousands  of consumers flocking across  the borders to avoid the effects  of the 40 percent increase in  sales tax. We have seen rents  on commercial property - which  the NDP government was pledged to bring under controls -  allowed to skyrocket. We have  seen friends of the government  benefit from economic dealings  ofthe government.  Having seen all this, we must  now ask: Does the Social Credit  Party really understand the needs  of business? Does the Social  Credit Party really care about  what is happening to locally-  based industry -and commerce?  I suspect answering those ques-  tions will make  more  apparent  \ELSON>S  GLASS  SPECIAL  on PATIO  DOORS  886-7359  3 in 1  Appliance  - The FISHER STOVE  is a three-in-one appliance:  heater, cook stove, and  trash burner.  - This stove will not warp,  buckle, burn out, or wear  out.  - Engineering improvements plus construction  excellence allow present  fuel costs to be slashed by  80% or more.  - Phone us about more  information.  Available At:  J&C  Electronics  Sechelt  Cowrie St.  885-2568  KITCHEN  REMODELLING  CENTRE  Does your kitchen or bathroom need a facelift?  Do you feel you could make better use of existing  space?  Like to remodel, but don't know how to start?  We can help you decide what can be done to nuke your  kitchen or bathroom more livable, according to your taste and  budget. We supply materials and assistance to the handyman,  or we will do the entire Job for you.  /:  SUNSHINE KITCHENS INDUSTRIES LTD.  Serving the Sunshine Coast  Call 886-9411 Day or Evening  V.  'Most brand name cabinet manufacturers are increasing their  prices in April, so take advantage of last year's prices and get  your order in soon.  Alf Whiting of Gibsons, B.C. was the  winner of the weekly  $100 in last week's  Lions 400 Club  Draw. The winning  ticket was drawn  by Aileen Crosby of  the bank  of Montreal.   1���Tun  DRUMMOND INSURANCE  ���M^te AND  MOBILE HOMES  HOMES ��� BOATS ��� LIFE  Office Hours: Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m.  j  Until Further Notice  GIBSONS DENTAL BLOCK  Box 274, Gibsons 886-7751  Legion Zone Commander Hurrie presents  25-year   pin   to   ex-mayor   of   Gibsons  Fred Feeney while other quarter century  pin recipients look on.  why Social Credit campaign  funds were being solicited on the  other side ofthe border.  Indeed, it is not a case of the  New Democratic Party representing the goal of government  ownership and the Social Credit  Party representing the goal of  private ownership. It is rather  a case of the New Democratic  Party representing the goal of  a mixed economy in which British  Columbia-owned and-managed  business has a place while the  Social Credit Party represents  the interests of foreign ownership and the multinational corporations which are not accountable to the community and which  view all the people of this province - labour and business together - as something to be  exploited and something to be  bought and as something, eventually, to be discarded.  WEST HOWE SOUND FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT  Public Notice  OUTDOOR BURNING  WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF SAID DISTRICT  Under the provisions of the Forest Act and with co-operation of the Forestry  Service, the West Howe Sound Fire Protection District, and serviced by the  Gibsons Fire Department, will issue Burning Permits in the following  manner: _   ��� ...   .   .___  from April 1st to October 31st, 1977.  Sound Construction  Car pen ter-Con tractor  Interior Finishing  House. Framing  Concrete Form work  \      V  Gary Wallinder    886-2316  Box 920  Gibsons  FOR EASTER  cS@)S  &  <a?  VARIETY FOODS  Gower Point Rd.  Gibsons      886-2936  Step No. 1  Step No. 2���  An application form obtainable at the Gibsons Municipal  Hall, South Fletcher RdM Gibsons, will be filled out by  applicant and deposited there.  Twice a week or as required a duly appointed Fire Prevention Officer will take these application forms, personally  inspect the proposed burning site, and if approved will  upon the receipt of $2.00 issue a burning permit.  NOTE: No permit is required for a screen covered incinerator.  FIRE CHIEF  CO-OP) Tirst of sPring> FEAST- URES!  Prices effective thurs,fri,saturday March 24,25,26  check these MEATY values,  Canada 'A' Beef  Standing KID  ROAST  $1.39 Ib.  Whole or End Cuts  Gov't Inspected Pork  r.ei-t fePO  BACON    SPARE RIBS  By the  Piece  99* lb.  99* I b.  Canada 'A' Beef  SHORT  RIBS  59* lb.  Sunlight Dishwasher  DETERGENT  Co-op  SHORT GRAIN RICE  Co-op  LONG GRAIN RICE  Co-op  FLOUR  Co-op  CHEESE SLICES  Co-op  DOG or CAT FOOD  Co-op Poly  GARBAGE BAGS  50 oz.  15oz.  10's  Co-op Parchment  MARGARINE  Co-op Solid  WHITE TUNA  Harmon ie  BEANS with PORK  Co-op Whole  KERNEL CORN  Co-op  CREAMED HONEY  Co-op  PEANUT BUTTER  12fl.oz.  1 Ib.  16 oz.  Co-op Whole  BABY  CARROTS  $1.09  Co-op  o;  2 lb.  Chopped  BROCCOLI  89c  2 lb.  CO-OP  White or Pink    GRAPEFRUIT  Size 48  4/69*  CELERY STALKS   29�� lb.  AVACADOS 3/$1.00  We reserve the right to limit quantities.  YOUR  FOOD SERVICE CENTRE  PHONE 886-2522  Gibsons.B.C. Coming  Events  Announcements Personal  1  1  i  I  I  DANCE CLASSES  ��� Ballet ��� Tap ��� Jazz ���  Adults & children, boys & girls.  886-2531  ECUMENICAL LENTEN  PROGRAMS - Focus on Bread.  Thurs. March 24, 7:30 p.m. Holy  Family Hall, Sechelt.    Sunday,  March   27,   7:30   p.m.   Gibsons  United Church Hall.  n  3  Aerobics dance is here!  /ednesday&to 9 at Elphinstone.  A fun and challenging evening.  Everyone welcome, for further  info, phone Fitness Service at   885-3611  Women's Centre: Drop-in Centre  lending library, workshops, crafts  Crises & information: Open  Tues. through Fri. 11:00 am -  4:00 pm. Roberts Creek, behind  Post Office. Call 885-3711.  PARENTS OF PRESCHOOLERS  Discussion on Dicipline with  members of the staff of the  Wilson Creek Group Home.  Sat. March 26, 10:00 a.m. at the  Wilson Creek Group Home.  Child care at the Day Care Centre, call Donna Shugar: 885-2721  or 885-5006.  ���if  Jack & Jill Child-minding centre  ���-��� how enrolling 3 & 4 year olds.       886-2924   SPRING PROGRAM  Begins April  1. Action B.C. Open Meeting,  Chatelech, April 28th, 7:00 p.m.  (tentative). 2. Baseball in Sechelt  Women's Mondays 6:30 -8:30 pm  'X Girls 9-12 yrs. Wed. & Thur.".  7 3:00 - 4:00. 3. Tennis Lessons,  X pre-register Gibsons March 25th,  '" Sechelt, March 23rd. 4. Cycling  X ciUb . sechelt, Mon. & Wed.  7 9:30 - 10:30. 5. Family Canoe  'X Day in  May.     For details call  < Fitness Service, 885-3611.  ' I want my 'Wisk' back!! Gary  :> White, Box 1227 Gibsons, no  *��� questions asked:    ,:<-- ���*  ,- ''���%���   ���*  $ "O my friend, listen with heart  ���� and soul to the songs of the spirit,  X and treasure them as thine own  ����� eyes - for the heavenly wisdoms,  7 like the clouds of spring will not  $. rain down on the earth of men's  7 hearts forever..."  Bahai's of the  < Sunshine. Baha'u'llah. Shine  '.*; Coast. Seven Valleys  7 Anyone wishing to exchange  $ books, phone 886-8058.  $ GARAGE SALE  ^Saturday, March 26, from 10-2  t$at 1364 Stewart Rd., Gibsons.  71 would like to thank Dr. J.  $ Hobson for attending to my  ^mother during her illness and to.  ;'��the kind people at the Memorial  7Service. Hedy Hite, Harry Ashby.  <^A public meeting will be held at  ���sthe Ripper's on King Road,  7886-2078, at 8 p.m. on Friday,  $ March 25th, when Veronica  7Crowe, a'Baha'i from Vancouver,  ^wlll speak on "The Realization  7;of Human Potential". Everyone  ^Welcome.  Spring Cleaning?  ',We will pick up your junk and  7old treasures, for our Rummage  <Sale April 23, phone Women's  ^Centre at 885-3711 for collection,  'Cor drop off house in your area.  %  >,  RUMMAGE SALE  SWill be held at Langdale Elementary School, March 25th, 10-2 pm.  X\n the School gym.    Shoes and  :>'  [clothing only 10ceach,  other things will be sold.  Many  Money  7WMI be used for Grade 7 field  7trlp. Donations of items appreciated. 886-9971  <�� ���  7 Women's Centre: Open-House  X Wednesday afternoon. Drop in  X for tea, bring a friend or come and  7-a meet a new one.  X>  SMILE  The Gibsons  All Nighter  Wood Heater  CUSTOM BUILT  From $310.00  The   best   i h   econom ical  woodheat ��� May also be  used for cooking.  ALL HEAVY STEEL  CONSTRUCTION  BRICK LINED  886-2808  i  One Hundred Year  Guarantee  Grade 12 Equivalency Exams  The next test session will be held  on April 1st and 2nd in Sechelt.  Deadline for application is March  11th. Special application forms  can be obtained from the School  Board Office in Gibsons or Continuing Education office at Chatelech Secondary School, Sechelt.  For info call 885-3512, Karin  Hoemberg, Centre for Continuing  Education, Sechelt.  Volunteers are needed to help  staff the Women's Centre, days  11-4 p.m. Volunteer training  for those who would like to work  at the Women's Centre will begin  this week. Elisabeth Brown will  be teaching some communication  and crises skills. We would also  welcome help from women who  have a skill they would like to  share with other women, or ideas  and energy for fund raising.  Those interested in these or other  areas, please call the Centre at   885-3711.  Urgent: Will the gentleman  selling Canuck tickets please get  in touch with the Coast News.  We have lost your phone no.  and we are still interested in the  purchase of all your tickets.  Opportunities  Get your ftee copy of the new  Radio Shack catalogue at J&C  Electronics, Cowrie St., Sechelt.  L.I.F.E. 'Living is for everyone'  a group of women (widowed, Divorced or. separated) which offers  emotional support, practical information and social events. Anyone   interested   please   contact  Women's Centre at 885-3711.  Support Peninsula Recycling with  your glass (cleaned), tin (cleaned  with ends & labels removed and  crushed if possible) and paper,  (bundled if possible). Depots at  Sunnycrest Plaza, Lower Gibsons,  Sechelt on Porpoise Bay Rd.,  ;Robei��s Creek by P.O., Madeira^ ^  ���* Park,*Garden Bay and Egmont;*X  For Information; 885-3811.  Anyone interested in joining a  single parent group? Contact the  'Vomen's Centre 88 3711.  LOST  A.A. meetings Mondays 8:30 pm.  and' 12 steps meetings Saturdays  8:30 pm.   Gibsons Athletic HaU  886-2571 or 886-9193  If you are concerned about someone with a drinking problem, call  Al-Anon 886-9193 or 885-9638.  Meetings St. Aidans Hall, Tues.  at 8:00 p.m.  Help WanTeoT  CLERK  Is required by the B. C. Assessment Authority for its Sunshine  Coast   Area   Assessment   office  located, in Sechelt.     Duties  include:    maintains D.A.D.'s and  field cards up-to-date in respect  to ownership changes,  address  changes, code changes,  L.R.O.  title numbers, sales prices, codes,  etc.;   assists   in   verification   of  computer produced T.A.D.'s and  filing   same;    answers   routine  requests in respect to ownership,  legal  discriptions and  assessed  value by correspondence; handles  telephone and counter enquires  as required; assumes responsibility for outgoing mail, including  courier  material;   other  related  duties as required.    Applicants  will possess a high school diploma  and  a  minimum  of  two  years  clerical experience, or equivalent  combination of education and ex-,  perience;    good    knowledge   of'  modern office practices and procedures and  ability  to  operate  standard      office      equipment;  ability to type with accuracy and  resonable  speed  essential.      A  lesser qualified applicant may be  appointed at a lower level with  corresponding salary.  Monthly Salary: $878.-$962.  Competition No. 77-32.  Closing date: April 1,1977.  Application  forms  may  be  obtained from the various assessment offices throughout the province.    Please direct completed  application forms to:  Co-ordinator Personnel  B.C. Assessment Authority  1537 Hillside Avenue  VICTORIA?.*? C.:-  V8T4Y2     ';:  LIVESTOCK  ��� HORSESHOEING*  Horse Manure for Sale. T. Bowe.  886-7967  Work Wanted      Work Wanted For Sale  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  Bricklayer - Stone Mason  A. Simpkins, 885-2688  Cement Work, UghtConstruction  and smaOnepairs.  886-2530 .      886-9041  Will do day-care  in   my  home  weekdays, 886-2706.  Weekends and after school, will  do anything.   Reliable Grade 10  male.   Phone between 5-9 p.m.  885-3410  ��� The Wood Latch*  Natural wood to enhance your  home from toys to doors.    Call  TheWoodLatch 886-7738  1 Ton Truck for Hire  Light moving and hauling  Call 886-9294  Lost on or near ferry at Horseshoe.  Bay to Langdale some weeks  ago, cream chamois gloves 8*.  gold coloured ring with oval jade  stone. 886-9443.  Red bow-saw, week of Feb. 22nd,  around Davis Bay. 885-3510  Lost: one glove (sheepskin  backed; leather palm) It's mate  is lonely, Monday afternoon,  Glen Rd. After 6:00call 886-2473  Several large wood framed  windows in woods on Hwy 101  close to Pine Rd. We need them.  Don or Jennifer 886-2932.  Small male tabby kitten, 9 mo.  old. Bright black stripe markings, very long tail. Pasha.  Gower Pt. Fisher's area.886-9147  Toyota Corona hub cap. Reward!  885-3161  4   laying   hens,   1  pellets. 886-9503.  sack   laying  Two   nanny   goats,  $50.00. 885-3429.  one.  bred.  Two goats for sale, $50.00 the.  pair, one to kid in June, one to  breed in fall.-885-3429.  Space wanted for rent in Roberts  Creek to keep a horse. I will do  all the work. 885-9248  Pets  2 Baby chocolate point Siamese  kittens, 1 dark, two months old,  female Siamese. 885-2443.  .Free to good home, male red  setter puppy, 3 mo. old. Days:  885-5010, Eves: 886-2491.  For explosive requirements,  dynamite, electric or regular  caps, B line E cord and safety  fuse contact R. Nimmo, Cemetery Road, Gibsons. Phone  886-7778. Howe Sound ��� Farmers  Institute. 7/:7 '" fc1'.!.   ��� -v-;  7. *_��-  TUFFY'S ROOFING  Tar and Gravel  Singles and Shakes  Complete Roofing Services '  885-9585  SECRETARY-ADMINISTRATOR  For Pender Harbour Health Clinic  Under the direction of the Trustees of the Pender Harbour 8>.  District   Health   Centre   Society  for the following duties:  Attend Board meetings to record  and transcribe minutes and report  to the Trustees as required.  Act as Clinic Receptionist.  Be responsible for all office work  including    correspondence    and  bookkeeping.  Supervise cleaning, repairs and  maintenance of building.  Mail applications to:  Pender Harbour & District Health  Centre Society, Box 308, Madeira  Park, B.C.    Chimney cleaning, Vac equipped,  odd jobs, light hauling and clean  up jobs. Call Hugo: 886-7785  LOST  In .Gibsons area, 2 weeks to 1  month ago, silver charm bracelet  and charms. REWARD! 886-9982  1 ���r  CTRBN  sheet metal & roofing  Lionet Speck  Res: 886-7692  Box 710, Gibsons, B.C.  Days  886-9717  Ron Olson  Res.:886-7844  RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL  HEATING & VENTILATION  ��� Flashing I  ��� Sheet Metal Work -  ��� All Purpose Chimneys  ��� Fireplaces  FORCED AIR FURNACE  SALES & INSTALLATION  Oil Electric, Combination Wood-Oil  TAR & GRAVEL ROOFING  ��� Roof Repairs  ��� Moss Removal & Prevention  V  CALLUS  FOR A FREE ESTIMATE  HIGH FUEL COSTS  Peerless Tree Services Ltd. will  turn your problem trees into firewood. $18.00 per cord. We do  danger tree falling, topping and  limbing too. Expert insured work  'Know the cost before you start'  Call us at 885-2109. Free esti-  mates. JohnRisbey.  .  HOME CONSTRUCTION  Framing, finishing or renovations  ��� MARINE ���  Floats, Wharfs & Repairs  For prompt reliable service call:   885-9534   HANDYMAN SERVICE  All types Home Repairs  and Services  Renovations, Additions,  Painting, Clean-up, etc.  North of Davis Bay  883-9266  BARRY LARGE  BOX 43,18 ELLIOT RD.  GARDEN BAY  Need part or full time help for  spring cleaning inside or outside  the house? Hard-working young  woman looking for job anywhere  in Gibsons - Roberts Creek area.  Contact Box #2, Coast News.  JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER  30 years experience. Alterations,  repairs, all types of construction.  886-7160  PALS?  I am 14 mos. old and live in  Roberts Creek. If you are a preschooler, my Mom will play with  you too, any day of the week  starting May 15th. Reasonable.  886-8081  Camera  and   records  for   sale.  X15and GAF 220, 78's from 1950..   885-3854  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  Why pay more than 3Vi% to sell  your home?  Hi-Fi radio & record player in  good cond. (R.C.A. Victor)  wood cabinet &. doors in front,  $50.00, 886-2583.  White McLary elec. range, good  cond. $175.00, two studded 15 in.  radial snow tires, suitable for  V.W. Very good cond. $60.00.  885-9646   Swap: 1964 Corvair, good body  for 50 H.P. or larger outboard  motor. 886-7839   5 tires, G78-14, on GM rims,  1-12 volt battery, parts for a  1962 Pontiac. 886-2821.  Kenmore washer, Speed Queen  dryer, $125.00,886-7695.  Franklin Fireplace, excel, cond.,  like new, with bar-B-Que & grate,  26" firebox, wash. Stove Works,  $225.00, new toilet, low profile  model, $70.00. 885-3428.  1 pair studded snow tires, 6-95-14  $20.00. 885-3496.  Richmond peat, 16 yards for $250.  delivered.  Peat, Manure &. sand  mix,   16  yards   for   $300.   Call  885-2760  PROVINCIAL AD  56 seat restaurant, 2-bay service  station on 1.25 acres; zoning commercial    general.       On    Trans  Canada   Highway,   Westholme,  Vancouver   Island.      Immediate  occupancy.       Phone   owner   at  246-3917   PROVINCIAL AD  Hydroponic vegetable and herb  gardens: grow your own fresh  vegetables and herbs year round,  indoors or outdoors. Contact  City Green Hydroponics, 1074  Denman St. Vancouver, B.C.  V6G 2M8, Phone 689-3315.  1. piece double door, 4 shelves,  bookcase, 4' high, 3' wide,  varnished      plywood,       $15.00.   885-9545 .___  One budgie cage & stand, 5  gallon aquarium, stand & equip.  &fish. 886-7453.  For Sale  For Sale  GARAGE SALE  March 19th, 10 am - 5 pm and  March 20th 10 am - noon. Complete household effects. Dishes,  furniture, plants, books etc.  Boat &. motors, 1968 VW beetle  in excel, cond. And much More!  Drive down Marlene Rd. to  Spruce Rd. in Roberts Creek.  GARAGE SALE  Saturday   10   -   4.      Furniture,  photo odds & ends, dishes, etc.  1972 Toyota.     Top   of   Laurel,  Davis Bay, Last house on left.  FOR SALE  Good    used    clothing    for    the  family.     Books & Misc.  items.  Gibsons   United   Church   Bsmt.  Every Friday 1-3 p.m.   For Sale or Trade: Seavox 25  VHF Radio', 7 channels, $300.  or trade for chain saw. 886-7762.  Man's top quality buckskin jacket  hardly  used.     $60.  o.b.o.   Call  885-3757  Top of the line Boy's bike, $50.  886-7963  Older model International Harvester refrigerator, white, good  cond., right hand hinge, $75.00.  2 - four drawer chest of drawers,  $20.00 for both. One child's work  table, arborite top, $5.00. Call  886-9335  Bed frame, 6' glass sliding door,  with screen, after 4 pm: 886-9181.  Water pump, tank & accessories,  used one year, $100. 885-9798.  39" bed, like new, mattress &  box springs, $70.00. Phone,  evenings: 886-9081.  ' Domestic zig zag portable sewing  machine,    good   cond.    $35.00.  886-2512  17 ft. camping trailer, self-  contained. Sleeps 6, only $1,950.  Also tent trailer, $125.00. Call  evenings at 885-3403.  Straw manure $25.00 a pick-up  load, delivered. 886-9470.  For Sale: My services as a prof-  fessional Exterminator. Certified  7 yrs. exper. in the control of  fungus, insects, rodents and  odors. North Island Pest Control.   885-3606  Lucus headlights, 5", new $30.00  Write Box 5, Coast News.  Two 10'   long   each   18"  x  18"  square,    Va"    thick    galvanized  joining duct tubes. $30.00 each.   885-9545   Three new 22" x 40" sliding  aluminum windows,- $20.00.  One 24" x 40" $15.00, wall mount  sink, good fixtures $15.00, One  wooden screen door $5.00.  885-9543   Alder Firewood, delivered .  $35.00 per pick-up load. 885-3605  S.P.C.A.  Spayed female Alsatian, had all  shots, 1 yr. old, good with kids.  886-2664  FOR SALE '  Horses, Saddles  Shoeing, tack, etc.   886-7967   ��� White enamel wall cabinet,  18"x24", $18.00, 18" florescent  light fixture $12.00, antique  double bed in good, clean cond.  spring & foam mattress complete,  $150.00, loveseat, orange tone,  new cond. $200.00, chrome 6  piece cocktail set, never used,  $35.00, Brownie camera with  full size view finder, $10.00,  two basket chair covers, @ $5.00,  Remington roll-a-matic electric  shaver, $15.00, 2 matched sleeping bags, @$15.00, G.M. 15"  wheel rim $10.00, Olds Cut las,  very good tire 81 wheel complete  $25.00, child's sleigh $5.00,  BayCrest tape recorder $45.00,  Samsonite two suiter &. matching  smaller suitcase @ $15.00, two  matching padded bleacher seats  with collapsible back rest @$5.00  Thermos plaid picnic kit, $5.00,  small footstool $10.00.885-2610.  LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  Office 886-2277 Toll Free 682-1513  LORRIE G/RARD  886-7760  KEN CROSBY  886-2098  JONMcRAE  885-3670  SUB-DIVISION  CONSULTATION  REAL ESTATE  HOMES  SEAVIEW ROAD: Older type, 3 bedroom home, recently remodeled. Partial  basement: Extra large kitchen. Exceptional panoramic view lot.    F.P. $29,900.  GLASSFORD ROAD: Beautiful, well-  built Spanish style house in area of new  homes. Many extras including arches  throughout, lovely fireplaces up and  down. Super large, master bedroom,,  skylight in bathroom, built-in bar in  Living Room, sliding glass door from  dining area to large sundeck. NOW  REDUCED! F.P. $59,900.  HILLCREST AVE: Almost 1100 sq. ft.  home in good area, close to schools,  shopping centre etc. Large living room  22 x 12 with a view. Two bedrooms,  large kitchen, utility room and dining  area make this a very livable home and  with a little bit of work, could be quite  lovely. NOTE! The down payment is  only $3,500. F.P. $34,500.  CHASTER ROAD: New Home, IVz  blocks from the Chaster Road School now  under construction. Well designed 3  bedrooom family home on full basement.  Nestled in the trees to provide the ultimate in natural landscaping. Many  deluxe features such as 2 finished fireplaces, skylights, sundeck and custom-  made kitchen cabinets.        F.P. $54,900.  FAIRVIEW ROAD: Large family home  with full basement on large lot. This 4  bedroom home has two finished fireplaces and a nice family room plus a small  office. Exceptionally large kitchen with  27 feet of cupboard space. A total of  2500 sq. ft. of living area.     F.P. $71,800.  SARGENT ROAD: Spectacular view, '.  beautifully designed home in good area.  3 bedrooms, sunken living room, 2 fireplaces, full basement and sundeck. Lot  all landscaped and terraced. Many  extras such as built-in bar, etc.  F.P. $74,000.  HEADLANDS ROAD: Lovely retirement  or starter home in good area close to  park, beach and post office. Grounds  are beautifully landscaped with fruit  trees and stonework features. 104 sq. ft.  encjosed sunporch is an added feature  plus a separate garage and storage shed  on property. SEE THIS ONE I  F.P. $32,750.  NORTH FLETCHER: Brand new 3 bedroom home and it can be yours for as  little as $2500. down. This magnificent  view, 1266 sq. ft. home has a sundeck,  W/W carpeting, ensuite plumbing. In  an area of good homes.        F.P. $46,500.  STEWART ROAD: Three bedroom,  beautiful Spanish style, sunken living  room home. On 1.46 acres in very quiet  area. Many features including a gorgeous fireplace, Den & garage. Almost  1400 sq. ft. of living area all on one floor.  F.P. $68,500.  CORNER PRATT & FAIRVIEW: Many  wood feature walls in this nicely designed  one bedroom home, with- fireplace and  nice family room. Completely fenced  and landscaped yard. Could be easily  added to as concrete slab already at side  of house. Price, includes fridge, stove,  washer and dryer. Owner anxious to sel I!  F.P. $33,900.  SARGENT ROAD: Large family home in  good area with panoramic view. Three  bedrooms, fireplaces up and down, with  2Vz baths. The full basement includes  a finished rec. room, laundry and workshop. Sundeck, carport and paved driveway round of his landscaped lot. SEE  this home and you will fall in love with  it. F.P. $63,500.  REVENUE PROPERTIES  GIBSONS - TRIPLEX: Located in the  heart of Gibsons, one block from the  Ocean and 2 blocks to shopping, etc.  Three (3) one bedroom apartments  make this an excellent revenue investment or, live in one and pay for it with the  rentals from the other two. An extra  room downstairs with private entrance  plus a work building at the rear makes  this an ideal opportunity to have a self-  occupation business as well! Call in for  details and all other information.  GIBSONS: PRIME REVENUE BUILDING: - In the heart of lower Gibsons,  2250 sq. ft. of post and beam construction  featuring 10 foot ceilings, 2 sets of  plumbing, 100 & 200 Amp. service, firewall divider, recently renovated. Lot  size 60' x 100'. Currently leased with a  yearly revenue of over $7,000. An excellent investment value...       F.P. $54,900.  LOTS  LOWER ROBERTS CREEK ROAD: Off  Cheri Ann Park, beautifully cleared and  level building site hidden from the road  by many large trees. Easy access to an  exceptional beach, 70' x 100' and priced  for Immediate sale. F.P. $12,900.  LOWER ROBERTS CREEK ROAD:  1.12 acres in the very desirable Roberts  Creek area. There Is a driveway already  in and a tapped Artesian well on the  property. F.P. $14,900.  NOTARY PUBLIC  APPRAISALS  MORTGAGES  UPLANDS ROAD: Tuwanek, ideal recreational lot in beautifully wooded &  park-like area, zoned for trailers. This lot  overlooks Sechelt inlet and the Lamb  Islands. F.P. $8,900.  ALDERSPRING ROAD: Absolutely the  best soil going on this 50' x 150' lot on  sewer in the heart of Gibsons. Potential  view of the Bay area. Excellent terms  available. .   F.P. $12,000.  BEACH AVE.: Roberts Creek: Large  nicely treed lot 87 x 208. -Excellent level  building site. Close to Flume Park and  boat launching. F.P. $14,900.  SOUTHWOOD DR.: Redrooffs: Owner  most anxious to sell. Large lot 230 x 80.  This is a very fast growing area. Light  clearing only. F.P. $11,500.  SARGENT ROAD: On the upper side of  the road, overlooking the Bay and as  far into Georgia Strait as the eye can  see. This lot Is in a deluxe home area.  Close to both shopping and schools.  F.P. $16,900.  SCHOOL 8, WYNGART ROADS: Only  6 of these Duplex zoned lots left. Beautiful view properties overlooking the Bay,  close to schools and shoppings. All lots  perfectly suited to side-by-side or up/  down duplex construction. SPECIALLY  PRICED NOW: Only 1 will be sold at  $14,500. and only 1 @ $15,500. Act now!  COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT: With  waterfront as scarce as it is this double  use lot represents real value. F.P. $22,000  CHASTER ROAD:   Nestle your home in .  the trees on this 67' x 123' building lot.  Area of proposed new school. Name your  own terms, no reasonable offer refused.  F.P. $11,500.  GRADY ROAD: In Langdale Chines -  Superb view of Howe Sound from this  large irregular shaped lot. All underground services. F.P. $13,900.  GOWER POINT ROAD: Privacy and  100' of Waterfrontage, beach Just at  other side of the road. Driveway is in,  building site cleared with septic tank  and main drains In. F.P. $25,000.  ABBS ROAD: One of the nicest building  lots in Gibsons. Level building site with  drop-off in front of property to protect  privacy, spectacular panoramic view.  Size66'x128\ F.P. $18,500.  L> 10.  Coast News, March 22,1977.  For Sale  Ford garden tractor with 36"  wide lawn mower, dual wheels,  blade & dump trailer. Coleman  oil heater. 885-2503.  Washers   and  Dryers  SPECIAL  This week at the  McLeods Store in Sechelt.  885-2171  25% OFF ALL  ENVELOPES AND PAPER  ODDMENTS  Sunco Printing, side-door Coast  News Building.  McCleary wringer washer $45.00,  Automatic oil space heater with  filter & 10' copper pipe, $40.00,  white enamel wood cook-stove  with water reservoir all in good  cond. $150.00, Fridge $35.00,  17" B/W TV $50.00, Or best  offer on each piece. Madeira  Park: 883-2488.  Good mixed hay, to clear $1.50  per bale. 886-2887.  Console B/W Sllvertone TV,  $70.00, 886-7053.  Brass propeller shaft, 12' x 1%"  $70.00,    Galvanized    tow    post  6" x 36" on 5/8 plate,  $100.00  886-2550  Moving, must sell!     Color TV,  6 months old, 16" Quasar, $600.  new, $500. now o.b.o. After 6  p.m.: 885-2820.  5   lb.   Danford   anchor   $15.00,  7 Ib. folding anchor $15.00,  electric cord for elec. stove or  dryer, brand new. 885-9545.  Wool for weavers & knitters,  $3.50 Ib. over 25'lbs. $4.00 per  Ib. under 25 lbs. 5 ply, 3 ply,  2 ply. 859-5052.  Woman's 3-speed bicycle in good  cond. $50.00, Complete set of  skis, boots, woman's size IVi,  poles, wood skis, slalom bindings  $35.00. Three sets of avacado  fiberglass curtains for 8'x5\  6'x5', 4'x5' windows, $35.00.  Phone 886-7625.  For Sole  130 bundles barn shakes, Vz" or  better.   $32.50 per square. Call  885-3429  MOVING-MUST SELL  10 lb. Heavy Duty Norge compact  slimline washer & dryer, as new.  Both for $500.00 firm. 886-2919.  For Sale or Swap: 1965 Chevelle  Malibu SS, for 10 H.P. outboard  motors.tank. 885-9468.  Electric hot water tank, $50.00.  886-2459  Wood burning drum furnace  $25.00, can be seen in operation.  100 sq. ft. oak short flooring  $50.00, antique hall table, $20.00,  antique single bed $25.00. Two  single mattresses $10.00 each.  8 mm movie camera, light bar  and projector $25.00 complete.   885-2136   Western Wood competition  slalom water ski, as new. Home-  lite model Super 200 Chain saw,  Insbruck Alpine skis with slalom  bindings. Boots & poles. 10x50  binoculars & case, new. Winchester model 94 33-33 carbine  with case and cleaning kit.  885-3976  One metal trunk, $15.00, cedar  chest $25.00, 4 drawer chest  $10.00, roof rack for standard  cars $20.00, red chesterfield  chair $35.00, 11' aluminum Star-  Flight boat & 10 H.P. Johnston  motor $600.00. Bar stool $8.00.  886-2732  For Sale: Good mixed hay, to  clear $1.50 a bale, minimum 20  bales. Call 886-2887.   For Sale  anted  For Rent  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  SURPLUS FURNITURE SALE!  Super Bargains on Sofas, Chairs,  Beds, Dinettes, Lamps, Coffee  Tables and End Tables. One 30"  electric range. First come -  First served! Apply at:  COAST MOBILE HOMES  Porpoise Bay Rd., Sechelt, B.C.  885-9979  Wanted  Good    heavy-duty    roto    tiller   885-3429   Top    Soil    wanted    -    886-7963  Girl in early twenties wants roommate  to share  a  house.      Girl  preferred.      Call   after  9   p.m.  886-7088  Old Colony Silverware - 886-7626  Lee Enfield Mark One, Number  One 303 cal. Rifle. 885-3854  Girl's   ice   skates,   size   3-31/a.  886-2184  Child's reclining car seat. Call  886-7684.   Wanted to buy: Unfinished or  handyman's special on large lot.  Near Sechelt, have $3000. down  payment. 291-0569.  Piano, good tone. 886-9044.  Wanted: Movable cabin, 400 sq.  ft. plus or ? Call Don or Jennifer  at 886-2932.  Timber Wanted plus Alder  Poles bought and sold. Let w.  give you an estimate. D & O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700.  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creeks  ALDER REQUIRED  Saw-log alder required in standing, decked or boom form.  Contact:    P.V.    Services    Ltd.   883-2733   For Rent  Furnished 1 bdrm Mobile home,  near Gibsons High School, $150.  per mo.j includes Hydro plus  propane. Available now. No pets  886-2644  One housekeeping room to clean,  quiet adult. 886-7835  2 bedroom home, fridge & stove,  large garage, $210. per mo.  Vacant April 1st. 886-9263.  Near new 3 bdrm house with view  avail.  April   1.   $325.   per   mo.  886-7625  2 bedroom waterfront cottage,  avail. April 1st - June 30. Selma  Park. Partially furn. After 5 p.m.  885-5075  3 bedroom furnished cottage  April 1 - July 31, $250. per mo.  No pets. 886-2667.   Small 2 bdrm house, Selma Park,  ocean view, avail. April 1st.  Days: 885-3818 Eves: 885-2465.  1 bedroom furnished apt. in  Granthams Lndg. 886-9178.  2 bedroom waterfront apt. W/W  carpet, fireplace, fridge & stove.  Avail. April 1st, $250. per mo.  After 6 p.m.: 886-9342.  Gibsons: 3 bdrm suite for rent,  fridge & stove. Immed. Occup.  $200. per mo. 112-581-0024.  Share Accommodation: Single  mature person wants same to  share 3 bdrm. furnished home for  half rent & utilities. 886-7626.  Franklin Road, waterfront,  Gibsons. 2 bdrm house, automatic oil heat, appliances, year  round tenants only. $300. per  mo. Avail. May 1. 886-9849.  UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT  Tantalus Apartments, 1 bdrms  and bachelor suite now available. W/W carpets, parking,  cable vision. 886-7490 or 886-2597  Furnished 3 bdrm mobile home,  Selma Park Vista area, avail,  immed. Refs. $250. per mo.  No pets. 885-3417 or 885-3310.  Duplex in Roberts Creek, avail.  April 1st. $270. per mo. 1200  sq. ft., 2 bdrms & bathroom upstairs. Kitchen, dining area,  living room on main floor. Call  886-7037.      UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT  Now      available,      redecorated  suites,   bachelor  and  one   bedroom . 886-7490 or 886-2597.  Two bedroom furnished trailer,  available April 1, sorry, no  animals. 886-2887.  For Rent  Mobile Homes      Mobile Homes  FOR RENT  DELUXE TOWN HOUSES  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 Wyngaert Rd.  in  Gibsons.  For   further    information    call:  SEA-AIR ESTATES 886-2137 or  SAFECO BUILDERS LTD.  683-3291     or    eves.     253-9293.  Unfurnished 2 bedroom house,  centre Gibsons, large sundeck  overlooking water. Basement,  fireplace, stove, fridge, drapes  & rugs. Refs required. $300.  permo. 886-2919.   Wanted to  Rent  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  Furnished house in Granthams,  March 15 - June 15, inclusive,  939-9650.  Small trailer, Gower Pt. Rd.  $135.00886-2887.  3-4 bdrm waterfront home,  4 bathrooms, sun room, fireplace,  full basement, work shed, washing machine, Selma Park, $300.  per mo.    No calls after 6 p.m.   885-3437  3 bdrm house across from tennis  court.      Close   to   shopping  water, $300. per mo. 886-7566.  Room & Board available at  Bonnie-Brook Lodge. Meals &  services incl. laundry. $275. per  month. Private room. 886-9033.  Gower Point ocean beach esplanade.  Looking for one or two bdrm  house for lady and 2 mo. old  baby. Reasonable rent. Please  phone 885-3501.  In Roberts Creek, space for a  horse. I will do all the work,  call after 5. 885-9248.   Mobile Homes  1973 Boisy Cascade  12 x  60',  2 bdrm trailer. Set up in a trailer  park in Porpoise Bay, fully  furnished. 885-3976.  1975 12 x 68 Moduline Home,  3 bdrms, on lot 75 x 150, natural  surroundings, Roberts Creek  area. Includes fridge &. stove,  washer & dryer.    F.P. $29,000.  885-2920  Found  Large   Tortoise   Shell'  coloured  cat, with white front. 886-2676.  Why pay more than 3Vi% to sell  your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  BONNIEBROOK CAMP  & TRAILER PARK  Two choice mobile  home sites  available.    Gower Pt. Rd. Call:  886-2887   Moving, must sell: 1974 Chancellor 12' x 68' mobile home.  Ready to move into. 2 bdrm,  fully furn. Set up In Wilson  Creek. For more info, call after  6:00 p.m. 885-2820.   Leader trailer, 12' x 68' in trailer  court. 3 bdrm, furnished, closed  in sun-deck and storage shed with  car-port. 886-9135 or 886-7825.  1971 EstaVilla, 12'x 60', 3 bdrm  on pad at Sunshine Coast Mobile  Park, very clean. Will assist in  arranging financing. $9250.00  885-9750  Mobile Home For Sale - 1 bdrm,  10 x 38', $1500.00.  After 6 p.m..  883-2419  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.  1971 12 x 63 Leader, 3 bdrm. fully  furnished, very good condition.  NEWUNTIS  SPECIAL  12 x 60 Colony, 2bedroom limited  addition,   carpeted   livingroom,  fully furnished and decorated.  12x 68' Meadowbrook, 3 bdrms.,  front kitchen with bay window &  patio door. Built in dishwasher.  ��� Carpeted throughout and fully  furnished.  1976 12 x 68 Berkshire, 2 bdrm.  fully furnished and decorated,  carpeted throughout.  I       COAST MOBILE HOMES  I 885-9979  Homes,  70  j Complete   Selection   of  8 24x44to24x60  12x68 Deluxe Units  Four in Stock  14 x 52, 14 x 56, and 14 x  available  Ail units may be furnished and  decorated to your own taste.!  PARK SPACE AVAILABLE ;  JFor both Single and Double  Wides.  "Across from Sechelt Legion" '  Dave: 885-3859 evenings -  Bill: 885-2084evenings      ,  Mobile Home axles C/W wheels^  and tires, $100.00 each.    Coast  Mobile Homes - 885-9979.  Large lot for sale, 12 x 60 trailer  "pad on North Rd. 12x24 workshop, 12x12 pumphouse, hydro  pole in ready for building or for  trailer. Asking $14,500.886-9041   i1 i.'  Lot on Chaster Rd. Zoned Mobile  Home, $10,000. terms. 886-9233.  Fairmont Road: 2 bdrms., large  living room with corner, fireplace.  Excellent view, needs work but  good potential. 886-2164 eves.  MUST SELL '  Vt acre lot. Water, power &  drive way, cleared building site.  $10,700. o.b.o. 885-9798. :  Private Sale: Fantastic view,  2 bdrm up, den & 3rd bdrm in  basement. Legal suite revenue  $190.00 (2 bdrm) Must sell!  $48,500. 886-7218. v<  In Langdale, 79' x 150' Lot for  sale. Near school, beautiful view,  by owner: 112-255-4805. j  Lot for sale in Sechelt near  Hackett Park, fully serviced.  Asking $11,500.596-7022.   Sunshine Coast Business Directory  ######### /IUTOMOTII/E   ^S#S#WWW  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  TOYOTA  New. Si Used Car Sales  All Make, Parts & Services  Gibsons AL JAMIESON Phone 886-7919  NEED TIRES? '"    ���  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDSon Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  ^mWmWmWjr^jtr BUILDING SUPPLY jmmWmWmWmmmm  GIBSONS  BUILDING SUPPLIES  (1971) LTD.  ALL BUILDING MATERIALS  READY-MIX   CONCRETE - GRA VEL  GENERAL PAINT  886-2642 Highway 101 - Gibsons 886-7832  PAJAK   ELECTRONICS  CO. LTD.  RCA & ELECTROHOME  Authorized Dealer  886-7333 ' Sales and Service  Gibsons  r  r ROBINSON'STV  FLEETWOOD DEALER  Service depot for  PHILIPS-ZENITH PANASONIC-ADMIRAL  I MASTERCHARGE Phone 886-2280   J  *M*WWmMMWW'    EXCAVATING     ^MW^mW^M'  ABC  GENERAL PAINTING  SPRAY - BRUSH - ROLL  Call 886-2512  BOUTIN  BULLDOZING  Clearing ��� Landscaping  Backhoe Work  Phone 886-9824  R.R. 1   Gibsons  TWIN CREEK LUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  Everything for your building Needs  Free Estimates Phone 886-2291 -2  r  CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterlines, etc  Ph. 885-2921  'N  Roberts   Creek  f WINDSOR   PLYWOOD  (THE PLYWOOD PEOPLE)  Construction Plywood, Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Sidings and all Accessories.  Delivery Phone 886-9221 Highway 101, Gibsons  C        J.B. EXCAVATING  886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage installation   *  (Dump Truck ���Backhoe  ��� Cat   ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates  ^=%.  \te  ^r*r**rjr*jrAF CARPENTRY *******+&*&*  STANHILSTAD   ROOFING  DUROID. SHAKES  OR REROOFING  Gibsons  R.R. 1. Port Mellon Highway        Phone 886-2923  fi  KITCHEN  REMODELLING  CENTRE  KITCHENS AND  BATHROOMS  886-9411  DAY or EVENING     L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations - Ready-Mix Concrete  V   885-9666 Porpoise Bay Road Box 172, Sechelt, B. C.  ^        R & B BULLDOZING & BACKHOE  Septic Systems    Land Clearing  886-9633 or 886-9365   y  "SUNSHINE PAINTERS ^  Let us brighten up your life  RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL  886-9564  R.R. 2 Free Estimates Gibsons  RAY COATESPLUMBING  886-7695  Contract Renovations & Service Work  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING-PIPEFITTING-STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING.  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed ^J  f TIDELINE ^  Plumbing and Heating Contractors  RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL  FREE ESTIMATES  Bernie Mulligan 886-9414 Denis Mulligan  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying  COAST PAVING  PAVING FROM DRIVEWAYS TO HIGHWAYS   Highways, Parking Areas, Driveways, Crushed Gravel  Equipment Rentals  Main Off ice: Box 95,   Powell River,    485-6118  Branch Office:        Sechelt, Ph. 885-2343 9:30 to 3:30 p.m.  taxi je mmiii^&'i  tax|  ' 'Serving Langdale to Earls Cove''  .BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE TO ALL MAKES  SEWEASY  Cowrie St. Sechelt 885-2725  "\  885-9973  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Oles Cove  Commercial Containers available  ^i  886-2938  r  r  ROBERT W.ALLEN  B. C. LAND SURVEYOR  Sechelt Lumber Building  Wharf St., Box607  Office 885-2625 Sechelt, B. C. Res. 885-9581  D. J. ROY  SURVEYOR - ENGINEER  Marine Building Wharf Street  Box 609 885-2332 Sechelt, B. C.  ���N  Marv Volen  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacentto building  886-9597  Space for Rent  r  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cabinetsand Fixtures -fr 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   -fr Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty  ^  885-3417  R. BIRKIN  Beach   Ave.,   Roberts   Creek  885-3310  TED HUME SERVICES  Parts. Service. Installations  Stoves,   Furnaces,   Heaters,   etc.  886-2951  Gibsons. B.C.  Certified Instrument Mechanic  ^k#vs#vs#s#!v MISC. SERVICES wMMMMmjrjr     V  MOVING AND STORAGE;  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials for Sale  Phone 886-2664      Member Allied Van Lines     R.R. 1, Gibsons  r  ELECTRIC  ANDREASSEN     ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving the Sunshine Coast  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Hopkins Landing, B. C.  THOMAS HEATING  OIL BURNER SERVICE  Complete Instrument OOU"/lll  GIBSONS  TELEPHONE ANSWERING  Service - Phone 886-7311  >i  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  ��V!  BE ELECTRIC ltd.  >  Box 860  Phone 886-7605  "POWER    TO    THE    PEOPLE"  Gibsons  (Surfit Clectric "ttO.  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  At  the sign  of   the  Chevron  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  & Marine Service Ltd  Arc and Acty. Welding Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating  Automotive - Marine Repair  Phone 886-7721 Marine Ways Res. 886-9956  /T        SPECIALTY MACHINE WORKS >  MANUFACTURE OF MACHINE PARTS  SHAKE FROES DRAW KNIVES  CUSTOM AND MARINECASTING.    GENERAL MACHINE WORK  HUGH BAIRD  Opposite Sechelt Legion    885-2523 Days     885-2108 Eves.  GIBSONS LANES  OPEN BOWLING HOURS  SATURDAY 7-11 pm FRIDAY9-11 pm  SUNDAY    2-5pm   9-11pm  C0IN-0P CLEANERS  YOU CAN SA VE MONEY  By the Garment or By the Load  Sunnycrest Plaza 886-2231  r T&TWELDINGLTO ^  885-2420 Days    w,LSON CREEK  885.9316 Eves^  WELDING & FABRICATING* PORTABLE EQUIPPED  HEAVY EQUIPMENT REPAIRS  Space for Rent :    Property  : 1 ACRE MINI-ESTATE  Lower Norwes Bay Rd., West  Sechelt. On hydro, water and  paved road. Future subdivision  to ftvo 1/2 acres. $16,500. Call  Ov|ner at 885-2084.  }   7/10 ACRE 100'x 300'  West Sechelt, just off Wakefield  Road.   Good top soil, in location  of :;new homes.    $15,500.    Call  Owfner at 885-2084.  Fof Sale by owner: 3 bdrm post  &:beam home near tennis courts,  Gijbsons. $35,000. 886-7566  eves, after 4:00.   Lower Gibsons - View 1 bdrm,  1/2'basement, glassed in porch,  $25.000. 886-7559.   Two Vi acres, asking $11,000.  each. Both on lower Roberts  Creek road, partially cleared.  Please write June Boe, Gen. Del.  Roberts Creek or leave message  at 886-9516.   Roberts Creek: 3 bedroom home  on "park-like Vx acre, semi-waterfront. All electric heat, workshop  basement, large wrap around  sundeck.    To   view:    886-2744.  F.P. $49.000-   4 year old 3 bedroom home in  Selma   Park.      Call   owner   at:  .' 885-9328  ii  3 Bedroom home, full basement.  Electric heat, on 6 acres close to  Gibsons. Phone 886-7832 or  88&2813.  f* *NEW SERVICE? 1  Coast News, March 22. 1977.  JLL  Boots  1  i  i  i  otorcycles Cars & Trucks  Travel  HUGH'S  1  I  I  ���PAINTING!  I  1  1  &  1  1  WINDOW  :  CLEANING  ���  i  i  i  L  Free Estimates  Call  886-7060  Boafs  8 x 45' Rollahome on Gabriola  island. Must be moved $2,000.  o.b.o.     (112)  254-5836  or  call  88(6-8097   '  FW Sale by owner: Lot 11, Seaside Village, cleared ready to  build. Buy it for what we paid for  iti; $4000. down and take over  payments at 6% interest. Days  call 885-2273, ask for Nicki or  eves. 885-3963   MUST SELL  Vz acre lot.     Water,  power  &.  drive way, cleared building site.  $10,700. o.b.o. 885-9798.  Beautiful 3 bdrm, 3 year old view  home in central Gibsons. Fireplace, W/W throughout, vanity  bathroom, sewing room. High  finished basement with rec room,  bdrm, Vz bathroom. Matching  garage, fenced, landscaped.  Price includes stove, washer,  dryer. $55,000,886-2644.  Classified  886-7817  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  1974TOLLYCRAFT  24', 8' Beam. Express Cruiser.  225 O.M.C. Stern Drive, power  winch, Bennett trim tabs, outboard bracket, twin swim grid,  C.B. Radio with Loud Haler,  V.H.F. Radio, Stereo System,  8 track with Radio, teak glass  racks, teak rear bar, rear sleeper  seats, ice box, alcohol stove,  head, anchor with 30 ft. of chain,  400' of rope, carpet. FGII MK III  Furuno sounder with graph Fish  Finder, 160 fathom, compass.  Complete wjth 24 T E-Z-Load  Trailer. $18,500. Call 942-8136.  24' Rainbow fibreglass day  sailer, mast, boom1 & rigging  included, no sails or engine.  Hull sound, superficial dent  repairs required. $3,000. or trade  for good Van or what have you.   885-3429   20 ft. F.G. Cruiser, head, sink,  etc. I.B., O.B., 155 H.P. V6  Volvo Penta. Completely overhauled. Total price $5,295.00.  Would consider trade for recreation vehicle of equal value.  Phone 926-2514 weekends or  after 6p.m. weekdays.  New 1976 255 H.P. V8, fresh  water ���cooled, 280 Volvo leg,  $4700. 885-3496..  19 ��  i&M  V '-'V**vv"*t'^  i**  53  ,\  o:  \-  &  ?*  :-m.  �����*-  Peninsula Recycling  By Tom Haigh  ;������ A gentleman called the Recycling Depot last week and made  a suggestion which was appreciated, but which we couldn't act  upon. He suggested we go to  the dumps and collect metal from  there and sell it. I thought about  this for a long time. It seems  like such an obvious thing for a  recycling depot to do, and yet I  also felt there was something  wrong with the idea - something  I couldn't put my finger on. Then  if hit me.  5 What was wrong was that such  ajjpractise goes against the whole  principle of recycling, which is  that the individual is responsible  for his own waste. Recycling  must begin at home.  ;This same sentiment was expressed by a woman I talked to  at Pollution Probe while on a  vi��it to Toronto. I was asking  her what she thought about Metro  Toronto's new Experimental  Phtrit for Resource Recovery  (the only full scale plant of its  kipd in the world). The plant will  take garbage as it is normally  collected and chew it up, filter  it out and reclaim all that is re-  claimable from an average gar-  bate haul. Sounds great, doesn't  it^Sp what's wrong with it?  "lilt's wrong is that it encou-  |es waste in the sense that the  individual householder under  such a system has no responsibility to cut down on his own  waste; he takes absolutely no part  in the recycling process, other  ths n paying the taxes which pay  forjthe plant.  One of the best ways to recycle is by not buying food in  containers which need to be disposed of. Of course, this is impossible in many cases, but all  of us could cut down on the number of plastic and tin containers  we need to get rid of.  The Pollution Probe member  opposed Sanitary Land Fill (which  is the kind of disposal the regional  board is looking at to replace the  dumping system) on the same  basis: it negates the responsibility of the individual householder  for his or her own waste. In fact,  Pollution Probe has successfully  blocked some huge landfill proposals on farmland outside of  Toronto.  It may be worth the consideration of the Board that Metro  Toronto has virtually reached the  limit of its landfill capacity. New  sites are now being opposed by  local residents who don't want  someone else's garbage on their  doorstep. (Of course, this refers  to residents in suburbs; there is  no land available for such purposes in Toronto proper).. How  farsighted is a total commitment  to landfill by the SCRD at this  point? I hope they are not labouring under the delusion that one  site will be enough for any length  of time; particularly as the population grows.  Is it really beyond the vision  of some members of the board  that a permanent recycling depot  offers an obvious way of relieving  at least some of the burden on  these other methods of waste  disposal?  Davison fibreglass boat, nine  foot sailing dinghy or rowing  boat. $150.00. 886-9507.  23' Monk Design displacement  cruiser, 8' beam, over 6' head  room in cabin, 2 forward bunks,  additional sleeping In kitchenette  and aft, full canopy enclosing  aft section, enclosed head,  alcohol stove, sink (40 gal fresh  water), 2 fire extinguishers fore  and aft, 2 station steering, swim  grid, anchor (200 ft), auxiliary  engine mount, cupboards and  storage throughout, 12 volt system (lights, pump wippers)  depth sounder, electric compass,  antenna, 135 H.P. V8 (40 gal  gas storage), extremely well  maintained. $3900. 886-2567.  12' Fibreglass boat with 18 H.P.  Evinrude, all electric start, tilt  trailer, 5 life jackets, 2/ 5 gal.  saddle tanks, oars,. $850. firm.  _. 885-3734   For sale at Gibsons wharf:  Cal 25 sloop, open to inspection  1-4 p.m. weekends. 886-2864.  Boat ribs & jig for 22' Semi -V-  Plans. 885-9750.  14' Fibreglass runabout with a  35 H.P. Mercury outboard, a  3V2 H.P. Chrysler auxiliary and  trailer. The boat is in good cond.  and both motors are in good running order. The trailer is usable  but not in good cond. Full price:  $865.00. 886-2738. ���  16' boat, fibreblass on plywood,  on trailer. 20 H.P. LS 66 Merc,  rebuilt with less than 30 hours,  includes controls and steering.  Great fish boat. $600. o.b.o.  885-9798  New 255 V8 FWC 288, Volvo  leg. $4,700. 885-3496  1973 Glass  Craft  Deep  V,   14'  runabout with Mercury 40 H.P.  electric start with top and trailer.  885-3976  Motorcycles  NOW OPEN!  Suzuki Dealership  Parts & Service  For All Makes of  MOTORCYCLES  25 New and Used Bikes in Stockl  From 50 cc - 750 cc  Across from the Sechelt Legion  885-5010  1974 Honda CB 360, 7,000 miles,  $950. 885-3565.  All weather, low insurance  suburban & commuter scooter.  1974 Yamaha UE7, 75 cc. step  thru, low miles, excel, cond.  almost automatic with centrifugal  clutch, luggage rack, rain shield,  80-120 m.p.g. and 52 m.p.h.  speed. $370.00, Call Howard at  886-7891.  Sell or swap for banjo or truck -  $250. value. 1968 - 250 Ducati  in good running order. 886-9257  1976 125 Yamaha Enduro, excel,  cond. only 1200 miles, economical  transportation or fun as a dirt  bike. $875. firm. 885-9992.  1973 CT70 Honda, excellent  condition. $275. o.b.o. 885-9543.  750 Honda, 3000 miles on engine,  $1395.00. Write Box 5, Coast  News.  Cars & Trucks'  1970 VW Beetle, excel, cond.  Radio. $1300. 886-9595.  1971 Chrysler, new Port Custom,  4dr, H.T. 383 V8 auto. P.S. P.B.,  Air cond. Radio & stereo tape,  P.W., Power door locks, vinyl  roof, 66,000, A1 cond. $2300.oo  o.b.o. 883-9122.  One owner, pleasure used, 1959  Fargo Vz Ton pick-up with custom  camper canopy, boat racks,  double-rear door, fully insulated  and lined. Opening windows  and screens, cupboards, beds,  etc. Slant 6 engine, low mileage,  very economical, good rubber.  Tinted windshield, heavy duty  bumpers, no damage, well taken  care of. $1600. 885-9545.   1968 VW Beetle, radio, low miles,  excel, cond.  $1050. After 4 p.m.  885-2987  1972 Fiat 128 sedan, in good  condition. 865-2535.  1966 Ambassador station wagon,  auto. P.S., P.B. 885-2503.  1972 Toyota Corolla, 4 spd.  wide tires Si flares, excel, cond.  $1400.00 Eves: 886-9819 or Days:  886-7310.  FOR SALE  1975   Ventura   -   Low   Miles   -  $3,000. Phone:885-3277.  1975  Ventura,   $3200.   885-3277  1964 Ford Econoline Van, 6 cyl.,  3 speed stnd. Cromies &. mags,  roof rack, 8 track, finished inside.  $850. o.b.o. 886-9130.  1967 Mustang, 6 cyl, auto, very  clean. $450. o.b.o. Needs frost  plug. Call 886-9130.   1973 Grand Torino, P.S. P.B.,  Air cond. and 1958 GMC bus  converted for camper. 886-2565.- -  -1967 Landrover, wide tires, good  cond. $2000. o.b.o. 883-2203.  1968 Dodge van, 48,000 mi.  good body, needs auto, trans.  $550. or want to buy transmission  for above. 885-3864.  1970 Dodge Charger, Bar T,  440 magnum, Dina rear-end,  456 Posi. No triflers. 886-7663  1970 Lincoln Continental, good  mechanical cond. California  car. 886-2186.  1968 Datsun 1600 Station Wagon,  for parts or...$250. 885-3428.  1968 Fargo, body needs work,  motor in excel, shape. 6 cyl.  standard  1  ton flat-deck.     Call  885-3631  1967 Plymouth Fury III stn. wgn.  P.S. P.B., P.R.W., good cond.  Fold down back seat. 885-3631  1973 Toyota Corolla 1600 stn.  wgn. $2,000. 885-2760.  1966   Chevelle    Malibu,    283-4  barrel, needs trans. $275. o.b.o.  _- 886-2459  1969 MGB Custom Int., new top,  new shocks, radio &. tape deck.  Two year old  engine  & trans.  886-7823  1968 GTO 396, needs paint,  -P.W. P.B. P.S., 411 gears, tape  deck. $2,500. 886-9880.  1973 XR7 Cougar, metallic silver  with black vinyl roof, excel,  cond. New tires, 35,000 miles.  Offers? Between 5 - 8 p.m. call  886-2305  1958    Landrover,     Model     88.  885-3976  i961 VW bus, rebuilt 1600 cc  engine with 3,000 mi. on it.  Almost new rubber, the rest for  parts. $300. o.b.o. 885-3757.  1966 Pontiac Pari."V8 Auto. 2 dr.  P.S. P.B., excellent condition.  #01342A. Call 886-7919 or  886-7939, ask for Dave.  283 motor and transmission in  good working order.   Best offer.  886-9192   1972 Datsun 5 - 10, good running  order, phone 885-2535.  1970 Datsun,  runs,   $300.  after  6 p.m.: 886-2768.  NEW McLEODS STORE  in Sechelt'��� Auto Parts ���  Best price on the Peninsula  Between you  and me  by Joan Robb  Wandering and pondering the  mental realms of get-rich-quick-  without-a-hitch schemes in the  constant human struggle for self-  improvement, one notes that millions must have been made by  the publication and sale of unsolicited advice. A little "expertise" (i.e., the ability to keep  talking on a single subject)  is all you need, from the look of  the paperback shelves, the magazine and newspaper pages, and  the sight and sound of the airwaves. I think I might finally  have got it; it has recently become  obvious that I possess a unique  talent for making myself clearly  misunderstood.    Perhaps this is  the elusive marketable skill?  I would like to speak to you of  The Ancient and Creative Art  of Talking Nonsense.  "Don't talk through your hat"  was one of my mother's favourite  lines. It has always been an  intriguing image to contemplate,  and the contravention of this admonition may be my best learned  lesson. I now make it a point  never to say anything for which I  will have to be held responsible.  My goal is to refine the art to  such a degree that no one could  consider taking anything I say  seriously...although as yet I am  pleased if my remarks cause a  moment's pause or confusion-  and I am delighted if I can actually render someone even momen-  Bahai New Year  The first day of spring conjures  up images of renewal, rebirth  and new beginnings. These are  some of the reasons that the Bab,  one of the principle figures in  the Baha'i Faith, chose March  21st to celebrate Baha'i New  Year.  It marks the first day of the  first month in a new 19 month  calendar designed by the Bab,  each month consisting of 19 days.  The names of the months are  based on the various attributes of  God; for instance this first month  is called "Splendor". On the first  day of each month Baha'i communities gather together to celebrate a Feast. which involves  devotion, consultation on the  affairs of the community and  fellowship.  The last month of the year from  March 2nd to 21st,��� "Loftiness"  is set aside for fasting and prayer  in preparation for the forthcoming year. The fast is observed  from sunrise to sunset each day.  Prior to the beginning of this last  month, a four day period called  the Intercalery Days equalizes  the calendar to the 365 day year,  and constitutes the gift-giving  time of the Baha'i year.  It is the conviction of the Baha'i.  Faith that the lives and teachings  of both the Bab and Baha'u'llah  who came after him, have infused  a fresh capacity into the life of  mankind, much as the arrival of  spring itself revives in the earth  its inherent capacity to foster  growth. All the myriad achievements of mankind in the fields  of technology, mass communications, transportation and science  in the past 100 years are the  physical manifestations of this  new capacity.  From the cycles of nature the  Baha'i Faith draws a parallel  to the history of religion. Each of  the world's religions has gone  through the same four stages of  spring, summer, fall and winter.  Each experiences the youthful  vigor of spring when its founder  appears in the world, the intensity of summer during its most  creative period, in the fall, when  it yields its harvest and the fullness of its achievement; then,  inevitably, it slips into winter,  when like a tree, its leaves fallen,  it stands silent, awaiting spring.  With the coming ofthe Bab and  Baha'u'llah, Baha'is. believe, the  religion of God has been renewed  once more, this time to culminate  in the zenith of its achievement,  with the unification of the entire  human race in one common faith.  Why pay  more than 3'/*% to  sell your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  / 885-2235 -24 hours  tarily speechless (it gives you  time to change the subject, or  at least your mind).  ' Talking nonsense is a product  of "lateral thinking", which only  a few years ago was heralded by  all the most progressive psychologists and/or parapsychologists  as THE ESSENCE OF CREATIVITY. Instead of proceeding  logically - inductively or deductively - the mind moves on no  principles but by free association.  Freud, after all, discovered this  unmined mind wealth a good  hundred years ago, and Monty  Python refined the art to its  highest achievements so far. (I  think Mary Hartmann is definitely on the right track, and I  dare you to listen to Allen McPhee's "Eclectic Circus" on CBC  radio at midnight.)  If humour is our sense (nonsense) of the incongruous, and  nonsense is complete incongruity,  then nonsense must be the ultimate in humour. Moreover,  nonsense reflects a high degree  of mental sophistication in the  ability to remove ideas from their  conventionally accepted categories and associations, and to  find new associations and new  ways to place them in different  categories. If freedom is a state  of mind, then surely the freest  person is the one who thinks and  speaks nothing that is fettered  to anything else. Consider: the  fleet of foot in mouth will of  course be the most difficult to  follow, but isn't tag a more interesting game than follow-the-  leader?  SUPERIOR TOURS LTD  Lobby of Sandman Inn  180 West Georgia St.  689-7117  RENO $119.50  8 Days. 7 Nights Bus Tour  SUPER WEEKEND  RENO $169.50  SAN. FRAN. $179  Hotel & Air Included  WAIKIKI $389  8 Days. 7 Nights  MAUI $409  8 Daya. 7 Nights  BOATS  9.9 H.P. Outboard Motors  SPECIAL:    $750.00  at McLeods In Sechelt.  885-2171  Obituaries  ASHBY: Passed away March 15,  1977. Ada Ashby, late of Gibsons  into her 88th year. Survived by  her son Harry and close friend  Hedy Hite who nursed her in her  later years. Funeral service was  held Thursday, March 17th at  the Devlin Funeral Home,  Gibsons. - Reverend John Low  officiated. Cremation followed.  _*!>���  ATHENS RETURN  From $626. ��� 885-3277  WATCH FOR  LUCKY 7  COASTAL  TIRES  Learning the basic skills is not  essentially difficult. One can  start with a few minutes a day  of mental meanderings. The  mind that is often allowed to  wander freely soon learns its  way around, and the more adept  one's mind becomes at woolgathering, the richer will be the  fabric of its thought.  Two points to keep in mind as  one sets out are: 1. To explore  the creative misuse of words -  adherence to strict understandings of the "meanings" of words  is extremely limiting, and 2. That  one must be very wary of attempts to "organize" the products of a fertile or febrile imagination.  There are three distinct levels  of nonsense: Simple Contradiction, Subtle Incongruity, and  Subtle Congruity. It is easy to  see the development from Level  One to Level Two. Level Three  represents a very elusive degree  of sophistication, bringing us  intoxicatingly close to full circle;  a contradiction of our first premise! Great nonsense is greatest  sense? The religious and metaphysical implications are needless  to say.  Heady stuff, indeed. Let us  rest upon the words of one of  the undersung geniuses of our  time, a Level Three master,  e. e. cummings:  "all ignorance toboggans into  know/ and trudges up to ignorance again/ but winter's not  forever, even snow/ melts; and  if spring should spoil the game,  what then?"  Nutrition notes  Question: I often include, dill  pickles in my meals. Would  they be considered a serving of  vegetables?  Dill pickles do not belong to  the Fruit and Vegetable Group for  several reasons. Pickles are  usually eaten in small amounts  so that they are not equivalent  to the recommended Va cup serving of vegetables. The cucumbers from which dill pickles are  made do not contribute many  nutrients and also the pickling  process removed essential nutrients while calories are increased  with the addition of sugar. Dill  pickles and all other types of  pickles are frequently used as  garnishes to highlight a meal  rather than to contribute to a  major portion ofthe meal.  Question: I have heard that a  wax coating is applied to apples  that are sold in the supermarket.  Is the wax edible or should it be  removed before the apples are  eaten? ,  There is a wax coating on  apples we buy. It is a natural  vegetable wax that is completely  edible and has been approved by  the Health Protection Branch of  Health and Welfare Canada.  Question: I agree when nutritionists say that everyone should  eat breakfast in the morning but  I get tired of traditional breakfast foods. Have you any suggestions?  A well-balanced breakfast  includes a protein food (eggs,  beans, nuts, meat), a milk product (milk, cheese, yoghurt), an  energy food (whole-grain bread,  cereal), and a fruit or vegetable  or fruit juice high in Vitamin C.  If you are tired of cereal or turned  off by bacon and eggs, try a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato,  or yoghurt with fruit and nuts, or  a bran muffin with cheese and  an orange.  th     SKI BUS  TO  WHISTLER  MOUNTAIN  .._ ���    * EVERY  Ks,^^    SUNDAY  CONTINENTAL  TRAVEL      885-3277  NORTH ISLAND  PEST CONTROL  WORK GUARANTEED  AT REASONABLE RATES  x  3  Local Licensed Operator  Charlie Cairns 885-3606  ��  BED BUGS feed on the blood of birds andg:  mammals, including man. Both males and!��:{  females bite, and as a rule, are active only��:  at night. Bed Bugs breed the year around.:��  Heavy infestations can be detected by thejj;  odorous secretions given off by the bugs.3  Fumigation, necessary if infestations areg  spreading from chimneys or similar locations,;?    should be done by a professional. JS  0.3 in.  GIBSONS AND DISTRICT  GENERAL  MEETING  Wednesday, March 23,1977  Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 109,  Gibsons, B.C.  1.30 p.m.  Did you know that the Gibsons and District  Chamber of Commerce was originally  formed June 21, 1946, and was active  in  our  Community  until   May  31,   1973?  Is there a Need for a Chamber of Commerce  Association in this Area?  Do you feel our Community is adequately  promoted?  Do   you   feel   the   business   community  is  adequately   represented  at   Village  and District meetings?  Are you concerned about the consumer  dollar?  SEE YOU AT YOUR MEETING  Open House  ���t��-*��*pe?*jfZ.  1559 ABBS ROAD, GIBSONS  2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  MARCH 26th & 27th  SATURDAY & SUNDAY  Spectacular view, grounds landscaped, fruit  trees. Large carpeted sundeck, 50 foot covered  patio, 2 carports. 2 bed/den or 3 bedrooms, fully  insulated home. Double windows across North  wall, Beauty-pleat drapes. Modern cabinet  kitchen, dish-washer, double oven range. Full  basement with double floors include self-contained guest quarters. Finished family room,  fireplace, laundry/work shop, storage. Very low  heating costs. PLUS: 428 sq. ft. self-contained  Mother-in-law suite above carport. $76,000.  PHONE 886-7559 ^yr? i  <���  ;  Coast News. March 22.1977.  21"  CAMP COT  70" x 26" CEDAR PICNIC TABLE  Unassembled  2695  LAWN CHAIR  Tubular     aluminum     framework  durable P.V.C. webbing.  with  1299  3"  7" SHANK HOE  ���'i-i  limliSk  WHIPPER SNIPPER  Black & Decker Electric Grass Whip  1 Year Full Replacement Warranty  *;?;  FERTILIZER & SEED SPREADER  NOMA 50 FT  EXTENSION CORD  LONG HANDLE SHOVEL  W M  v&  wm  I iUflo'*'''"*!]   *��JCV ::^:^x^:^:^:>S^xv:-y'"  'D' HANDLE  TURF   CD' HANDLE  GARDEN SPADE  EDGER  FORK  549 359 659  Fine Comet Garden Utensils  10 XE UTILITY MIXER  Complete with % H.P. Motor.  21400  CONCRETE MIX  60 Ib. Bag      *  SerS^  M7    O  3*r"  13  !���.���:���:-���.  MORTAR MIX  or  TOPPING MIX  60 Ib. Bag  5 H.P. ROTO TILLER  Featuring forward and reverse gears  centrifugal clutch, belt drive and depth  gauge bar.  ���it ���  319  4 H.P. ROTO-TILLER  28900  90 LB. ROOFING  100sq.ft.Roll  \    Red, green or black.  SOLAR SCREEN BLOCKS  12" x 12" x 4" San Bernandine Pattern  ^y^lfc.  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