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 ��� ^ ������ T^f^r *v *"*^ -*  .{    -SVHJ'77     ^%f ���  Volume 30, Number 32  August 9, 1977.  be great success  By any yardstick used for measurement it seemed to be the  was a pet show, a candy hunt.  unanimous opinion that last weekend's Sea Cavalcade was chiIdren's races, an open air con-  the best ever. The weather throughout was high summer certf and the day climaxed  at its best, the various events of the three-day celebration  went off smoothly with much enthusiastic participation and  the community generally turned out in great numbers in the  various locations throughout the weekend and enjoyed themselves thoroughly.  It warrants saying, of course, that nothing of the magnitude  of such a crowded three-day event ever goes smoothly or  with a sold-out Miss Sea Cavalcade Ball where the happy  throng danced to the music  of Taxi.  The focus on Sunday shifted  to Armour's Beach, with the  exception  of the   Free   Fishing'  meets with general approvalif the groundwork of painstaking   derby for children which _ was  organizational work has not been thoroughly done in advance. *"   ^"'  The Sea Cavalcade Committee, led by Sue Rhodes, Gibsons  own indefatigable Mighty Mouse,  laboured long and  hard  to make this the Cavalcade it was.  The Committee was drawn  largely from an ad hoc organization known as the Concerned  Citizens Committee and judging from the evidence of last  weekend what these citizens are concerned about is that their  community should have a vital and healthy sense of community.  Theif organizational efforts this year led to a satisfying success  and the community is a little enriched as a result of those  efforts.  7 For everyone who enjoyed the Cavalcade, the weekend will  7 be crowded with many different memories. From the opening  ^ceremonies on the Government Wharf on Friday night to the  J; close of the tugboat competitions on Sunday evening, the  [weekend was a kaleidiscope of celebration and event.  Besides the opening cere-  ; monies, Friday night also saw  ���a     Sechelt . Kinsmen's     Reno  This night photograph dramatically catches the firework display which  helped get the Sea Cavalcade underway last Friday evening.    The  picture was shot from the porch of the old Doc |hglis house at the head  of the wharf. A Coast News photograph taken by Ian Corrance.  Sechelt Village Council approved the subdivision plans of  Len Vain Egmond in the area east of Reef Road and south of  Trail Avenue, in developments last week. The council had  earlier failed to grant the required approval at the regular  council meeting held on Wednesday, August 3rd.  Van Egmond was seeking subdivision approval prior to the  laying ofthe water line or the paving of the road, contrary to  Sechelt Municipal By-law 117, in order to qualify in time to  construct houses under the B. C. Rural and Remote Housing  scheme. '  At the Wednesday meeting it  was moved by Alderman Booth  and seconded by Frank Leitner  that approval be given. Alderman Thompson objected strenuously, however, to council being  rushed to decision and Alderman  Kolibas agreed. Mayor Nelson  cast the deciding ballot, voted no  and approval was denied pending a special meeting held  Friday, August 5th at 4:00 p.m.  with planning staff present.  Another discrepancy in the  application appeared to be that  Van Egmond proposed to have a  road joining Trail Avenue at right  angles which would be only 50  feet wide. By-law 117 makes no  provision for roads of this width.  This discrepancy seemed to be  resolved however when village-  clerk Tom Wood discovered in  going through the previous correspondence that Van  Egmond  wins annroval Gih^ons Cojifcil  ������ .'������ ���.���v;;.,'..--. ii'jii.j.. '���������     ���.'..��v-.-:.:____j;.������_���_-<.'.���*'--���   ;���; - %.;Ji:-^��^Wt^iht._* .U'iiT*^��^.w?w.1*V"',:.v>^'J'W''WJ'-^X /<%Jw��:;iiV ' ���   ��� ���*���'_j-^SuSfc-fS^-  petitions  Night at the wharf. The tennis  courts at Dougal Park saw a  boisterous but generally happy  and. peaceful crowd express  their appreciation for the music  of the home-based group, Up the  Creek - as was the case again  on Saturday night. An impres-ive  Besides the opening ceremonies,  Friday night also saw a Sechelt  Kinsmen's Reno Night at the  wharf. The tennis courts at  Dougal Park saw a boisterous  but generally happy 'and peaceful crowd express their appreciation for the music of the Sunshine Coast's own Up the Creek  Sue Rhodes  annual. Cavalcade "Parade.  Fifty-one floats were entered  which is believed to be the  highest ever entered and the  streets     were     crowded     with  had in fact been granted permission to build such a road on  the subdivision in December,  1972. By-law 117 did not come  into effect until February, 1973,  and it was felt that Van Egmond  should be allowed to proceed.  Provision was made for the  posting of a performance bond  in connection with the paving of  streets and laying of water line.  Such provision is covered by Bylaw 117 at the discretion of  council. It was also pointed out  that such leniency had a precedent in the Seaside Village case,  where two roads are still not  built after a two or three year  interval.  In other Sechelt Council developments arising from the  meeting of August 3rd, village-  clerk Wood reported to council  that Mrs. Rozenthals had decided  to go ahead and purchase Rock-  wood Lodge. Mrs. Rozenthals  had earlier asked council for a  rezoning of the area to allow the  installation of an intermediate  care home for the elderly.  Village council also agreed to  avail themselves of the services  of the Gibsons dogcatcher at the  meeting of August 3rd. It is  understood that the dogcatcher  will make two half-day trips per  week to the Sechelt area. Remuneration will be at the rate of  $7.89 per hour plus 25 cents  per mile travelled.  Mrs. Dorothy Crowston learned  that the proposed lease for the  Arts Centre would be typed up  and circulated by the village-  clerk pripr to the next meeting of  council.  Accident  The sailboat Synove out of  Pender Harbour was badly  damaged on Sunday, August 7th  at the entrance to the Harbour  area. It is reported that the  sailboat cut across a tow-line in  front of the Irvines Landing  Marina and the small boat that  was being towed swung into the  Synove and badly holed her hull.  '���'���Wit,  Sg^^^:v7Mr,wM^  A brief Gibsons Council meeting held oh Tuesday, August 2nd,  and two groups of petitioners.  One group was petitioning  against the tie-in of Gibsons  Water System with the Regional  Water System insisting strenuously that a public referendum  be held to approve or disapprove  the move.  The second petition was presented by veterinarian, Dr.  Perry, on behalf of himself and  Len Wray of Wray's Transfer  Ltd. The petition asked that the  veterinary clinic and Wray's  transport warehouse be excluded  from the village.  The area comprising these  enterprises was just recently  joined to the village. Perry said  that he was too busy to read the  papers and had not seen the  advertised intention.  Council voted to refer the  matter to a planning committee  at which Dr. Perry would be  invited to express his views.    "  Supt. wins  approval  Following a. district-wide  analysis by the Board of the level  of service rendered by our  District Superintendent of  Schools, Mr. John Denley, it  is a pleasure to report that the  overall quality of his service has  been rated excellent.  The Public's view of the school  system, moreover, has improved  markedly in the last two years due  in no small measure to Mr.  Denley's interaction with and  availability to the community.  day night.5' An impressive fireworks display: added a flair to  both events in both locations  Friday night. Up the hill the  dance for teenagers at the  Gibsons Curling Club was a  thoughtful touch.  The main event which kicked  off the SDaturday morning portion of the Cavalcade was the  august sunshine to enjoy. The  main scene of activities on Saturday was Dougal Park 7 and the  events included a 10-speed .bike  race from Roberts Creek which  ended at the park; the Annual  War of the Hoses; various games  of chance for children and for  adults; Sea Cavalcade Bingo;  pony rides for children.    There  sponsored by Gibsons Wildlife  Club and held at the Government  Wharf. At Armour's Beach  the events included the annual  long distance swim from Keats  Island, the Gibsons Volunteer  Fire Department's Annual  Children's Water Sports; there  was an Aero Club fly past, and  a spectacular exhibition of  sky diving by the U.B.C. Sky  Diving Club. And of course there  were the uniquely west coast  events such as the log burling,  won bySea Cavalcade Queen  Colleen Kurucz, the boomstick  foot race, a war canoe race, the  dozer boat competition, the pulp  packing competition.  A weary organization committee  could relax on Sunday night  content in the knowledge of a  job well done. Typically the  last act of Sue Rhodes was to  make sure that credit went  to deserving others before closing  the book on the 1977 Sea Cavalcade. 'Don't forget to say what  a good job Geoffrey Madoc-  Jones did as master of ceremonies on Friday night and Sunday,  and Ian Mackenzie, too, on  Sasturday. Oh, and give lots  of credited the Gibsons Fire  Department for the way they  pitched in throughout the Cavalcade -but especially on Sunday  at Armour's Beach. And Al  ^mpbell_.of .,J.y$&,. A&;_f^.e��^  tributing the plane to fly "the  sky-divers over for their jumps.  He was just great. And thank  the Elphinstone Recreation  Association. Did you know  they contributed a cheque for  $500?  And thank you, too, Sue Rhodes,  and the members of your committee. You were all great.  Dogs  Five dogs are reported available for adoption in the Gibsons  Dog Pound. Unclaimed or unwanted, the dogs are a one-year  old black Labrador; a Cocker  Spaniel cross aged two years;  a Boxer cross aged three and a  half years; an eight-month old  Springer Spaniel; and a German  Shepherd cross about one or two  years old.  Anyone interested in adopting  one of these dogs should contact  the poundkeeper at 886-2774  Results of  Cavalcade competitions  Sechelt R.C.M.P. have varied week  Oblivious of the photographer, these two young lovelies grace Gibsons Wharf in the recent  in the recent heat wave. Ain't summer wonderful?  Sechelt RCMP report a varied  week's work last week. There  was a report of a nude male  running around the Porpoise Bay  campsite; the involvement with  a wounded black bear; a couple  of incidents involving firearms;  and several more routine criminal matters involving petty theft.  The nude male was reported  on August 4th. When the RCMP  investigated it was found that the  culprit was apparently only a  small boy. No arrest was made.  The matter of the wounded  bear was viewed as potentially  more serious. A Mr. Webb of  Sechelt area shot the black bear  on August 4th but only succeeded  in wounding it and the animal  escaped into the woods. RCMP  and Dan Gorey of the Wildlife  Service tracked the animal into  the bush and succeeded in destroying it.  RCMP request that should  residents of the Sunshine Coast  see a black bear dangerously  close to dwellings or children  during daylight hours, they  should not attempt to dispatch  it themselves but should get in  touch with the provinical government  Wildlife   Service   at  885-  2004.  The first of the possible firearm incidents took place at Cove  Key Estates. A Mr. Mueller  reported damage to the property  and claimed that it could have  been done by a rifle. A water  tank and a stove were affected.  The second incident took place  at the Ruby Lake Resort when a  youth was apprehended for  firing off a rifle at the campsite. A rifle was seized and one  youth was taken into custody.  He was subsequently released  but will be charged with possession of a firearm dangerous to  the public.  Traffic helicopter  Gibsons and Sechelt RCMP  Detachments have undertaken  a stepped up program on traffic  enforcement on the Sunshine  Coast highways. A Victoria  based RCMP helicopter will be  used during peak traffic periods  to zero in on traffic related offences, especially in areas where  difficulty has been experienced  by ordinary enforcement methods.  Areas of concern hinge around  ferry traffic originating at Langdale and Earl's Cove in that some  motorists are inclined to disregard traffic safety while travelling on the Sunshine Coast.  Helicopter patrols will concentrate on incoming ferries and will  follow the traffic flow from each  point with a view of apprehending  offenders. Slow drivers, speeding and passing on double solid  lines are the main offences committed.  With the aid of a helicopter it  is anticipated that this new  approach to traffic enforcement  will have a positive effect on  reducing traffic accidents, injuries, and fatalities on our  Sunshine Coast Highways.  During the program's first  implementation during the long  holiday weekend at the beginning  of August, police reported that  six drivers were apprehended for  crossing the double line; one  speeding ticket was giv^n out,  and two drivers were given 24-  hour suspensions because of  alcohol.  The Gibsons Cub Pack won  the award for the best noncommercial decorated float.  The Royal Bank won the best-  decorated commercial float.  The beat novelty float was won  by Hyak Marina represented  by Herb Craig. The best clown  in the parade waa judged to be  Billy Ebon. The beat-decorated  establishment award went to  the Bank of Montreal.  The best comedy bike and  costume award waa won by  Trina Robertson with Mel Robertson wtnn the accolade for most  original ensemble.  Saturday at Dougal Park Gordon Booth won the 10-speed  bike race. The winners of the  Poster Contest were Tracy  Smith, Junior; Heidi Brangers,  Intermediate; and Marion Mac  farlane, Senior.  Sunday at Armour's Beach  Sea Cavalcade Queen Colleen  Kurucz took first place In the  log-burling event with brother  Tommy in second place and  Clint Suveges in third. The  boomstick foot race was won  by Duane Anderson with Gary  Davies, second, and Mike Dorais  third.  The Dozer Boat .competition  was won by Jim Pelrs with Barry  Quarry second and Kerry Bjornson third. Barry Quarry and  Lome Jones won the Tugboat  Competition with Danny and  Joe Zneff second and Clint  Suveges and Duane Anderson  third.  Paul Scott won the pulp-pacldng  contest, packing 400 pounds.  Art McLean also packed 400  pounds but not so far. Russ Joe  came In third with a weight  of 350 pounds.  The best-decorated boat award  went to Hyak Marina, with John  Smith second and Dennis Suveges third.  Twelve entrants  participated  In the long-distance swim which  was  won  by   Bryce   Hemming  In a new record time of 24 mln-  , utes and 25 seconds.  In the children's swimming  events Debbie Gledson won the  event for the youngest participants, aged 1-6; Doug Bruce and  Sandra Vandergeest won the  eventfc at the 7-8 level. The  boy's novelty race for 7-8 year  olds was won by Travis Muryn  with Andrea Mathews taking the  giris'event. At the 9-11 level  Alison Moir won the swimming  and novelty events for girls.  Garry Maddern won the boys  novelty event. At the 12-14 level  Kevin Murphy won the boys race  with Chrlssy Holt taking the girls.  This year's Cavalcade also  saw a vigorous Tennis Tournament. The Ladies Singles Trophy  presented by Mr. and Mrs.  Roy Mills was won by Colleen  Elson, the Aussie Ace. The  Men's Singles Trophy, presented  byh Jo and Eric Cardinal was  won by Eric himself. The Ladies Doubles Trophy,presented  by Trail Bay Sports, was won  by the team of Colleen Elson  and Lucille Holden. The Bank  of Montreal presented the  trophy for Men's Doubles and  Jim Weir and Keith Evans  were winners. The Mixed  Doubles Trophy was presented  by the Sea Cavalcade Tennis  Tournament and was won by  Jo and Eric Cardinal.  Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday z.  uoast News, August 9,1977.  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  Reporter /Photographer - Ian Corrance  Receptionist/Bookkeeper- M. M. Laplante  Production - Bruce M. Wilson  Typesetting - Lindy Moseley  Layout-Pat Tripp  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.  Precedent  ���k-   7<-?^s7;  CNA  It would seem to be safe to say that the  word precedent means something that  has been done before. It's a word that  has much veneration in courts of law but  away from that rarefied atmosphere of  case history and voluminous record it  would seem to be an ordinary enough  word. Yet one finds it accorded a kind  of mystique in, for example, municipal  councils.  Last week in the Sechelt council it  was suggested that perhaps a dog licence  for Ken Mitchell's seeing-eye dog might  be waived. It seemed like a decent,  human gesture to make and council, was  in favour of it. Yet they agonized about  setting a precedent. They eventually  passed the recommendation but . not  without the agony.  Why? Why isn't it possible to say  simply: "Sure we've done this before.  We did it on the merits of the individuar  case and feel free to refuse it on the  merits of the present case." Where's  the difficulty?  The word 'precedent' also popped up  in the discussion of Len Van Egmond's  request that subdivision approval be  granted despite the fact that the services  demanded by the law had not yet been  provided. At the special meeting held  on Friday, August 5th, the council -  apparently in haste because Van Egmond's permit to build B. C. Rural and  Remote Housing was to expire on August  8th if council approval was not forthcoming.  What had to be done, according to  law, had not been done. Yet council  found a way around the difficulty. They  found a 'precedent'. The precedent?  Seaside Village, where streets which  were not paved at the time subdivision  approval was granted are still not paved  two or three years later. Surely there  must be some precedents which need  not be followed. Given the bone in the  throat that Seaside Village has been for  the Sechelt Village, one would have  thought that what happened there would  not be seen as binding 'precedent' in  the future - in any of its manifestations.  Yet there it is. Because the Sechelt  council of a few years ago showed the  leniency they did to the Seaside Village  project, this council feels obliged to show  the same leniency in this latest case.  Why?  Price cutting  From the Beckett News Letter  The price cutter is worse than a criminal. He is a fool. He not only pulls  down the standing of his goods - he pulls  down himself and his whole trade. He  scuttles the ship in which he, himself,  is afloat. ,  Nothing is so easy to cut as prices;  and nothing is so hard as to get them back  when once they have been pulled down.  Any child can throw a glass of water  on the floor, but all the wisest scientists  in the woods can't pick that water up.  Who gets the benefit of price cutting?  Nobody.  The   man  who   sells   makes   no   net  profit;   and  the   man   who  buys   soon  finds himself getting an inferior article.  No   manufacturer   can    permanently  keep up the standard of his goods if  the price is persistently cut. Pretty soon  he is compelled to use cheaper materials,  and to cut down the wages of his workers.  The man who cuts prices puts up the  sign:' 'This way to the junk heap!"  He admits his own failure as a salesman. He admits he has been defeated  according to the Marquis of Queens-  bury rules of business. He admits he  cannot win by fighting fair.  He brands himself as a hitter below  the belt.  If the business world were dominated  by price cutters, there would be no  business at all.  Price cutting, in fact, is not business  any more than smallpox is health.  Information  It would seem to be in the public interest that newspapers be informed by  boards and councils so that they can  perform their function of keeping the  public informed. Yet the information  services provided by said boards and  councils varies widely in its quality and  type. Sechelt council, for instance,  is punctilious in getting their minutes to  the press; but no covering correspondence is made available. Gibsons council, on the other hand, makes correspondence fully available; but an interval of  two weeks is allowed to elapse before  it's available.  The consequence is that with the  Sechelt council there is a danger that,  lacking background correspondence,  the reporter's ability to understand developments may be hampered and with  the Gibsons council it may be that what  happened is understood but too late to  be relevant. The request for timely and  relevant information is one that newspapers must make and such requests  should find a sympathetic ear from  councils and their staffs.  from the files of Coast News  5 YEARS AGO  The lower highway route was officially  approved by the Department of Highways. This was announced officially  by Hon. Isabel Dawson.  Argicultural Advisory Farm: Open  demonstrations of herbs 11:00 a.m. to  4:00 p.m. every Saturday in Roberts  Creek.  10 YEARS AGO  Gibsons water system has an estimated value of $303,820, professional  engineers Dayton and Knight reported  to the council at their last meeting.  Sunshine Coast RCMP are now operating under the new Section 203' of the  Motor Vehicle Act which involves voluntary breath-test when drinking driving  is suspected.  At the Twilight: Here comes the  biggest bond of all: Sean Connery in  Thunder Ball.  If you think the world owes you a  living, hustle out and collect it. /  15 YEARS AGO  Dial telephones will replace magneto  crank-type  phones   on   Gambier  Island  in August.   The new facilities will serve  32 subscribers, initially.  Fire completely destroyed the Egmont  Trading Company store in a $40,000  fire early Sunday. The occupants, Mr.  and Mrs. Philip Graf escaped in night-  clothes with only what they could carry  in their hands.  20 YEARS AGO  While fishing near Gospel Rock, Mr.  Gratton of Gibsons caught a spring salmon. He played it for a while then had  some difficulty bringing it in. When he  did manage to get the fish to the boat,  he found that a large cod had almost  swallowed the salmon. Before he was  able to gaff the cod, it gave a lunge.  Mr. Gratton got his salmon but the cod  got away.  25 YEARS AGO  If favourable weather holds out, the  Port Mellon road link should be cut  through before the middle of next month.  This is the latest word from Mr. Francis,  foreman on the road job for Marwell  Construction Co.  >*'   y , -' ':'���''   7-;>y>M$hXX?f--''.���.'���*-.''  Hopkins Landing, 1932. The annual West Howe Sound Regatta is under way.  Teams from Granthams and Hopkins are vying in a race in authentic native  war canoes Elphinstoneand Robert Dollar. Canoes belonged to Y.M.C.A.,  whose summer camp was situated up to the year of this photo at Hopkins  Landing, before relocation at present Camp Elphinstone site. The "Y" has  been a significant force in sports and recreation here since 1907 - three score  years and ten. Helen McCall photo, courtesy Philip Hopkins family and  Elphinstone Pioneer Museum. L. R. Peterson  Slings & Arrows  George Matthews  Musings  John Burnside  A couple of weeks ago me and  "the kid" were setting snares for  Al and Rob; Wayne was running  the tower and Big Red was  chasing down in the landing.  Along about three o'clock on a  hot, dry afternoon we were maybe  a turn or two away from the day's  fourth road when the foreman  life and above all extremely hard  workers.  The Big Reds of this world  belong in logging camps or in  mine shafts where things are  bigger, louder, dirtier, tougher  and meaner than in more urban  locales. Fellows like him enjoy  wrecking mountain sides, stand-  "We must put a float in the  parade," they said. "Yes," I  agreed heartily. "Will you be  King Neptune?" "Sure," I  said, after all it's been more than  two years since I was in costume -  if you can call that misadventure  with rabbit skins as John the  Baptist in Salome two years ago  being in costume. I'd been doing  . theatre pretty consistently since  1969 until Salome and two years  out of costume is a long time for  an, old ham like myself, f so ol  course I agreed to be King  Neptune in the Sea Cavalcade  parade.  Actually I got quite excited  about it. I hadn't taken part in  a parade as a participant since I  portrayed Miss Ascot 1953 in  some sort of fancy dress march  through the streets of Mauchline,  the reason for which escapes me  entirely. A very fetching Miss  Ascot 1953 too, I was, let me tell  you. Fortified, by my cousin's  falsies and nylon stockings,  skirt, etc., in those pre-beard  days I was very convincing. To  this day I am convinced that the  only reason I didn't place among '  the winners was because no one  knew I was a boy.  I can't remember much about  that particular parade. I know  there were virtually no trucks or  motorized vehicles. There were  few of those around in those days  where I lived. Even the carts  that came around with bread and  milk and groceries were horse-  drawn. Most of the parade entries were small hand carts or  bicycles or people walking. My  favourite entry, though I cannot  now remember whether or not it  won, was a small home-made  go-cart hammered together with  scrap wood and running on baby-  carriage wheels. In it were two  youngsters with blonde mop  wigs. They were portraying the  little characters which used to  at the time appear on the side of  the Bisto box which was a familiar  sight in most Scotch kitchens.  In any case, all that was long  ago and far away and King Neptune offered perhaps more dignity than Miss Ascot 1953 - or so  I thought. A community newspaper on the weekends is generally a hectic place. When you combine that customary hecticness  with the free-fall involvement of  Sea Cavalcade you have your  hands full. In fact at the time of  this writing it is by no means  certain that the customary  miracle will be wrought and  ordered rendered out of chaos  once more.  But my heavens I digress even  more than is my custom. All this  palaver about long ago fancy  dress and community newspapers  when it's really King Neptune  that I want to talk about. Mind  you, I do see a glimmering of  relevance in all these meander-  ings. Because of the hectic  nature of our weekend work I  found myself sharing the back of  the Coast News truck with Mavis  Christmas of Raincoast Trading.  She portrayed Neptune's female  cohort in wig and powder blue  gown with star fish.  Neptune's costume consisted  of a white shirt with frilly lace  under a light-blue wrap-around  thingy and a purple cape of  suitably royal texture and appearance. So far so good. Neptune's  head, however, was to be covered  with what looked like the liberated material from barbered mops.  It was going to be hot under that  lot. The whole was topped by  a precarious crown and Neptune  was to carry a trident.  Promptly, we thought, at 9:30  a.m. Mavis and I showed up to  mount the Coast News truck.  Herod's chair from Salome was  there, and it was agreed that  Mavis would gracefully occupy  it and I would stand as regally  as the sometimes erratic motion  of the truck and the mop of hair  and beard through which I peered  at the world would together allow  me.  I took my regal stance with  trident held aloft. The effect was  spoiled rather by the fact that  the trident head kept falling over  but what the heck! At first in the  full novel flush of regality, plus  the fact I could hardly see through  my mops, I stood royally aloof  from the candy-tossing to the  children, deeming it the work of  Neptune's help-mate while he,  I thought, should stare sternly  forth. But it seemed so much  fun and even my .myopic eyes  occasionally caught sight of a,  forlornly shy little one who'  wasn't getting any candies. I  was such a little one once and I  began to grope for candies to  throw and dignity be damned.  It was great fun and despite  the fact I could barely see I  enjoyed it immensely. It was  just outside the Omega in Lower  Gisons when disaster struck. I  was anticipating the larger  crowds to the finish line and regretting the fact that most of our  candies were gone when suddenly  a water balloon came whizzing  unseen from the crowd and  caught me fair on the side of the  wig. Now I could see nothing  at all. The wig was knocked  around the side of my face and  somehow the elastic which was  supposed to hold the beard in  place was sliding over my nose  of all places. I stumbled and  put out my trident to save myself.  It buckled. The truck lurched  forward and I stumbled against  the roof and against poor Mavis.  The belt which held my wraparound thingy came apart and  was on the floor of the truck.  Now I was standing blinded in  the back of a moving truck with  my false beard falling off and in  imminent danger of indecent  exposure and it was indeed the  most crowded part of the parade  route.  By this  time we were  both  hysterical and just about helpless. We struggled desperately  with the various parts of my  costume. My God, I thought,  what kind of float will the local  citizenry think the Coast News  has entered - here. "They'll  think I'm bombed," I thought and  giggled insanely.  We wrestled with it all as best  we could and by the time I could  pay any kind of attention to what  was happening we were at Dougal  Park and for about three fifths of  the attendant crowd it must have  appeared that the Coast News  had entered a float which seemed  to consist only of two strangely  accoutred types giggling maniacally and wrestling dangerously  in the back of a truck.  Bearing in mind my Lady  Ascot experience, it may be of  course that fancy dress is not my  strong point. The only other  adventure of note along these  lines was the night I arrived late  at a party on Pratt Road only to  discover that it was a fancy dress  party and they wouldn't let me  in without a costume. Heroically  I stripped to my underwear in  November and demanded and  gained entrance as Conan the  Barbarian. They let me in, but  I didn't win any prizes for that  outfit either.  Be all this as it may, it was a  grand parade last Sea Cavalcade -  i nd I'll be back to try my luck  again next year.  phones up to the tower to tell Big �����ng below crashing logs, jumping  Red that the Super is giving him  a one  way ticket on  the first  bomber out of camp.  It seems there was some  fellow down in camp who didn't  see eye to eye with Red and so  Red was sending insulting messages down to the beach by  painting unkind remarks on each  top end butt he loaded. Well,  one thing led to another as such  things do and the upshot of it  all was that Big Red got the  sack. The whole thing wasn't  entirely unexpected especially  after Red had just finished spending a little vacation in the slammer for lifting the super's pickup  and rolling it. Only the likes of  Red would have phoned up the  guy whose truck he stole as  soon as he was sprung and asked  him for a job and only the likes  of Red would have got the job,  considering the circumstances.  The history of logging on the  coast is filled with characters like  Big Red. These characters eventually turn into legends; the  heros and villains of the mythology of the woods, kept alive and  made bigger than life by bunkhouse balladeers and wags. If  these fellows live long enough  and stay out of jail they can become permenant dieties of Olympian proportions. From the gods  of logging like Paul Bunyan or  "Panicky" Bell to the minor  incipient heros like Big Red these  woodsmen seem to have a number of things in common. They  are of too rough a cut to work in  a civilized environment. They  are mostly free spirits, arrogant,  distainful of authority, disrespectful,   iconoclastic,   bigger   than  Sea Cavalcade  Through warm veins of day  the blood ofthe village taps -  a holiday chorus of sirens, horns and drums  rises and falls between the amplified voices -  thgy are having a parade  to celebrate tourists and summer money ���  yesterday they blew up a schooner  with pirateblack sails -  circled in afireboat as it sank  waving hosestreams like small boys with sticks.  The procession winds on  along the streets of country August -  slow congaline  of hooves, wheels and feet  moving inexorably  to disbandment-point -  dissolving  in a grumble of children and following dogs.  A delegation of talkative birds  fills a grandstand-seat  ontheskyraft  of a television antenna  swapping  southern advice and addresses  for the winter they sense in their wings.  Against gilt clouds  on the higher road ofthe hill  the floats and figures ofthe trees  move yet  to the marching brass ofthe wind  celebrating  the occasion that never ends.        by Peter Trower  off high places and generally  being where things are dangerous. They generally, when  motivated by some special chal-  lange, work harder, faster and  longer than ordinary men. They  don't walk off if they can run  and don't climb when they can  jump. Working with Big Red  means working faster and harder  and putting up with his constant  harangue of, "Today you culls,  Today!"  Don't get the wrong impression - sure you have to admire  his bigger than life living but  he's a special breed, an eccentric  logger, a maverick, a kind of  -misfit born a hundred years too  late for the frontier, a Billy the  Kid in suspenders and cork boots.  You wouldn't introduce him to  your mother let alone your sister.  He has that black and wide-eyed  charm that might endear him to  old women but would frighten  young girls and make most other  women nervous. He's the sort  who would be good friends and  bad news to his real or imagined  enemies.  Logging, mining and maybe  fishing are the last occupations  which tolerate even a hint of  maverickism. Other occupations  frown on eccentrics to the point  of insisting on conformity. The  possibility of a maverick banker,  a maverick teacher or a maverick  bureaucrat is so outrageous as  to be beyond serious consideration.  Even in a logging camp someone like Big Red is an anomoly.  Most loggers pretty well reflect  the universal social spectrum;  you'll find intellectuals, serious  students of any number of esoteric subjects, the shy, the outgoing, the wise and the haywire  all working together in the common enterprise. Big Red for all  his haywire stunts is the sort  that people remember; they tell,  write or sing songs and stories  about them. Its not that you'd  like to be like that yourself, its  more a vicarious thing; he actually does all of those things that  most people only secretly speculate about.  Big Red will probably tap out_  one of these years; get caught in '  the bight of the wrong bedroom,  or maybe just live himself to  death, who knows. In the meantime he taught me a few things  about the human condition and  I'm grateful for that. There are  some other men, local boys who  some of you will know, who were  my teachers in first year logging  and I'd like to thank them, fellows  like Jim Sears, John Hindson,  Wayne Reader, Al Nickerson,  Rob Herron, Don Robinson and  many others.  We got closed down by the  fire season last week, first time  I ever got "fire"d from a job.  I was actually a little disappointed  when we had to quit, despite  the heat and the hard going. As  I got oh the plane out for the last  time I thought of what Big Red  said when he got the chop, "1  was looking for a job when I  found this one." I wish I'd have  said that. Good luck Red and stay  out ofthe Bight. LETTERS to the EDITOR  Appalled  Editor: The following is a copy of  the letter sent to the Village  Council.  As a village taxpayer I am  appalled at the behaviour of some  other taxpayers in this area. They  have taken a firm stand against  the tie-in of Village water with  that of the Regional District  system.  The Dayton-Knight report  clearly states that our present  sources will require supplementing in four or five years. That  will only be a start, and do they  think for one moment that it will  be less costly to the taxpayers  in the Village to take the brunt  of it all? I cannot help but feel  that because they are not suffering from a shortage of water  at the moment, and because they  have good pressure, they couldn't  care about us, who have to put  up with an inadequate system.  As an example the following  are just a few of the things I  have to put up with:   '  1. It takes between 20 minutes  to Vt an hour to fill a washing  machine.  2. I can't flush the toilet when a  tap is on in the house.  3. It takes a V. an hour to draw  a bath.  4. We can't put in a garden because we don't get enough water  pressure to water it.  All these things happen when  I have two taps on simultaneously, but if someone else on our  line is using water, then it is a  complete waste of time trying to  get any.  We have been denied adequate  fire protection because of weak  pressure, and we live in fear of  a bush fire in this area, as well  as the fact that if a home caught  fire how could the firemen fight  the blaze with pressure which is  almost nil?  After the total destruction of  the Secondary School, you would  think that all taxpayers in this  district would use common sense  and back the Dayton-Knight  report, to see that something  like that didn't happen again.  How about having to get a new  school with today's rate of inflation? Do they not realize that  we as taxpayers have had to  take the brunt of these inflated  costs. Yet, when we can get an  adequate water system to pro  tect our buildings, as well as a  better system for our homes, they  have to fight it. A few years  from now it will be far more  costly, but then, they being  selfish, and thinking only of  themselves couldn't care less.  The Dayton-Knight report also  clearly states that the Regional  District system is the only one to  be relied upon to supply Gibsons  with water.  Our taxes have gone into upgrading the Fire Department, and  we should be justly proud of  them. However, what good is  having a well-run fire department  when they haven't an adequate  water system to fight those fires  within some areas of Gibsons.       .  I urge you to keep trying to  get through the thick craniums of  some of these taxpayers so that  hopefully, they may see the  validity of it all.  (Mrs.) D.Strom  Garbage  Editor:  I wish to.protest in.the strong:,,  est possible terms the actions of  those individuals who are making  a garbage dump of the Village of  Gibsons.  One can forgive the thoughtlessness of the young who  discard the occasional milk carton  in the attractive little park at  Pioneer Square. But at the time  of writing there are five or six  plastic bags of garbage parked  near the bin at the edge of the  sidewalk. They have been  there for a couple of days. The  smell is disgusting and the sight  revolting.  Since this only happens on  weekends and holidays it is not  the act of residents. It must  therefore be laid at the door of  those transients or "tourists"  whose absence last year because  of the ferry fares occasioned  so much wailing from some  quarters.  It is inconceivable that there  should be people so devoid of  the ordinary decencies of civilised  living that they are willing to  inflict their anti-social behaviour  on their fellow man.  It is realized that there is  considerable difficulty in bringing  these morons to task but it is  suggested. that a notice might  carry a warning of prosecution  and of a reward for conviction of  anyone guilty ofthe offence.  Guy Symonds.  Sale!  CLARKE TOYOTA  4-WHEEL  DRIVE  Clarke Toyota will fly you from anywhere In B. C. AT NO CHARGE to  purchase a Toyota 4-wheel drive  ��� Land cruiser hardtop  ��� Land cruiser wagon  ��� One ton pick-up  ��� All other Toyota models available  Please phone ahead COLLECT for free  credit check. 112-736-4282  BURRARD & 7th AVE.  VANCOUVER. B.C  736-4282  win,  win   Ptw��i  [Miai I k"   noaihA  TOYOTA  Correction  Editor:  Your opposition in Sechelt  recently printed the following  statement... "Granthams Residents now pay $45 per year for  water. This figure would double  under Regional District control".  This is not so, under Regional  it would be less, $39 per year  being their fee for users. Now  they have this Land Charge of  $48, but it is part of your tax  bill, and for most people the  Home Owners Grant would be  in excess of what taxes come to,  including the land charge.  My 1977 tax bill was $225.32,  well under the $280 Grant.  With a Regional Land charge  added it would be $273.32  still under the Grant. I think my  house is typical of houses in  Granthams Landing, for most of  us Regional Water would be  cheaper.  .This is what,1 voted for on;  April 23rd.   The' alternative was  a users rate of $65, a surtax of  $125 per lot, and an exhausted  treasury - for just a new tank,  nothing else.  J. E. White.  WHERE TO FIND  A COPY OF  THE COAST NEWS:  In Gibsons: The Co-op Food  Store, Ken's Lucky Dollar,  Village Store, Kruse Drugstore, Western Drugs, D.G.  Douglas Variety Store.  In Davis Bay: Peninsula  Market.  In Sechelt: Mac's, The  Family Mart, Red & White  Grocery, Campbell's Variety  Store, Shop-Easy, Western  Drugs.  In Madeira Park:     I.G.A.,  Holiday Market.  In Garden Bay:   Penderosa  Grocery.  In Irvine's Landing: Irvine's  Landing Marina.  In   Earl's   Cove:   Tammy's  Restaurant.  Also on the B. C. Ferries  between Horseshoe Bay and  Langdale.  IN YOUR MAILBOX  Coast News. August 9,1977.  AUGUST SPECIAL;  Sversonic 49  40 ChMMl 2-Wsjf Ct Ra*  * Delta Tun*-  * PA  * Squelch  J* RF Gain Control  I* Audio Output 2.5 Wattl  ���;* LED Channel Indicator  :  ;* Noise Blanker  *17!  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Coast News, August 9,1977  Illustration by Cedar Christie  A WHIFF OF BRIMSTONE  There has been in the past few  years, a tremendous upsurge of  interest in the occult that has  manifested itself in countless  books and films on the subject.  This phenomenon has been ascribed to many causes. It probably represents some sort of mass-  retreat from the materialistic  complexities of modern life.  Whatever the reason, it certainly  exists.  One of the subjects that has  attracted considerable attention  is the strange business of demonic-possession. It received  perhaps its most definitive treatment in the terrifying film The  Exhorcist. This picture dealt  in depth with the ordeal of a  young girl, totally in thrall to  Satanic forces and how she was  finally freed from her supernatural bondage at the expense of  the exorcist's life. The film derived much of its strength from  a menacing soundtrack that gave  the impression of having been  recorded in Hades itself. Some  shocking visual effects such as  having the possessed girl's head  twist completely around on her  shoulders to leer at the exorcist,  added to the impact of the picture. The Exorcist was convincing enough that a self-inflicted pinch was necessary every  so often while viewing it to remind yourself that it was, after  all, just a work of fiction.  The film's success spawned  (and continues to spawn) a veritable rash of big-budget epics  concerned with devilish doings  of one sulphurous form or another. Some, such as Beyond'The  Door, a muddled Italian-U.S.  production, were bare-faced  plagiarisms, even to the point of  employing the same head-twisting effect. Others, such as The  Omen (a variation or expansion  of the theme, dealing with the  birth of the Anti-Christ) were  excellently done and original.  None however, in my opinion,  carried quite the same wallop  The Exorcist packed. It was  truly frightening. I was amazed  to discover subsequently, that it  was by no means entirely fictional  but based on an actual case.  In the original instance,  the  victim had  been  a young  boy  but  apart  from   this   variance,  the details were very similar.  At  one point in the real-life possession, the boy had levitated across  the room and touched a bible in  the exorcist's  hand,   turning  it  to dust.     This was equally as  bizarre as any of the happenings  in the film version and I wonder  that it wasn't used.  I resolved to  find out more about possession  Pages  f^  Peter Trower  but the idea slipped my mind  until last week when I chanced  to run across a very odd book  entitled Hostage To The Devil.  It turned out to be the spookiest  read I've had in years.  Hostage To The Devil consists  basically of five case-histories  involving the demonic-possession  and    subsequent    exorcism    of  the same technique with each of  his accounts, offering in-depth  portraits of both the victim and  his exorcist and culminating with  the ritual itself. He throws in  enough variations in approach to  dispel any sense of repetition  however and the highly-divergent  nature of each case and its pro-  taganists, is sufficient to guaran-  several people of vastly-different  temperaments and highly-diverse  backgrounds.     The  victims  include    a    highly-strung    young  woman called Marianne; a priest -  Father Jonathan; a trans-sexual  named   Richard/Rita;   a   broadcaster    of    Armenian    descent  called Jamesie and a dabbler in  parapsychology by the name of  Carl V.   The cases bear such intriguing titles as Father Bones  and Mister Natch or Uncle Ponto  and the Mushroom Souper. They  are based  on  Church   records;  interviews with the  parties  involved and tape-recordings taken  at the actual  exorcisms.     The  author-compiler is an ex-Jesuit  priest   called   Malachi   Martin.  Martin is the author of several  other  books   on   more-orthodox  aspects of theology.    He is Religion   Editor   of   the   National  Review and his credentials are  formidable.     This  is   no  mere  exploitation-item in other words  but a serious study of a deeply-  disturbing   phenomenon.      The  cases, despite the supernormal  events they describe, have the  cold ring of truth.  Malachi Martin is a skillful  writer and handles his startling  material with restraint and intelligence.   He employs roughly  tee this in any event. It is difficult to single out one case as  being odder or more spectacular  than another. They are all pretty  strange. But perhaps a brief  reprise of Uncle Ponto and the  Mushroom Souper, involving  Jamesie the broadcaster would  provide the best illustration.  In this case, Jamesie, the afflicted party, is hounded by a supernatural companion called Uncle  Ponto,   visible only  to  himself.  This  is the  sole instance  of a  victim actually  seeing the  evil  spirit that is plaguing him. Ponto  in appearance, is like a caricature  of a human-being   -  a  sort of  humourless clown-figure-but his  purpose at first, does not seem in  any way malevolent.   He claims  merely to want to be Jamesie's  friend and his initial appearances  involve little more than a stream  of seemingly random and often  amusing   prattle.      Jamesie   is  able to employ some of this banter in his broadcasting technique  and the resultant offbeat sytle  and the resultant offbeat  style  becomes popular among listeners. Gradually, however, Ponto's  appearances take on a different  and more sinister tone.   He confides that his real intention is to  cohabit with Jamesie in the same  TRAVEL  Conveniently located in the new  Gibsons Mall  Invites You to:  body. For the first time, Jamesie  knows actual fear. This fear increases as Ponto grows more insistent and leads him at length,  to a priest called Father Mark.  The priest informs Jamesie that  he is under assault by a familiar  spirit and in very real danger.  He suggests that Jamesie undergo Exorcism and after Ponto's  repeated attacks nearly drive  him to suicide, the distraught  broadcaster agrees.  The   exorcism   lasts   for   five  days and until the fourth session,  nothing of any moment occurs  beyond   a   rambling   discourse  between Father Mark and Ponto,  relayed through Jamesie.    The  priest bides  his  time.      Ponto  has admitted that he is only the  pawn of a superior force and it  is with this entity, that Father  Mark wishes to make  contact.  Finally, the breakthrough comes  and the forces behind Uncle Ponto makes itself known. From here  on in, it is all-out psychic war.  The demon, when  it manifests  itself through  Jamesie,   speaks  in a mincing voice and answers  to the name of Multus.   It hurls  the usual obscene and very personal invective at the priest who  is staggered but holds his ground.  Periodically, an almost unendur-  ably whistling  sound  is  heart,  (there are disquieting similarities  between all cases there is reference to "The Kingdom'. It is patently not the Kingdom of Heaven.)  At   one   point   Multus   makes  mention of an even more powerful  force referred to as 'The Claimant'.     Father  Mark   does   not  press for further information on  this entity.   He suspects it may  be Satan himself and he has no  desire to confront summary evil  of that magnitude.    The battle  between    Light   and   Darkness  rages on through a fifth session  until Multus and his cohorts are  finally driven into retreat and for  the first time in years, Jamesie  is free.  The other cases in the book  follow a somewhat similar pattern. In each instance, the  demonic forces are routed but  the exorcist has paid a grim price.  He has suffered permanent  psychic damage and his life is  appreciably shortened.  All I can say in summation  about Hostage To The Devil is  that it is one of the most disturbing books I've encountered in  years. I'd rather it were all some  sort of a hoax but the author's  background is impeccable. Its  evidence has reportedly convinced the most distinguished psychologists. I've been looking  askance at dark corners ever  since.  Twilight theatre  Strain til  Your own Caribbean itland in Hie sun  #*v.  Two  Weeks  All  Incl.  from  only  $639.  including  flights from  Vancouver,  Calgary and  Edmonton  Now you can  fly direct !  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A third star  is Bruce Dern as the disturbed  veteran of the Vietnam war out  for revenge. Added assets are  John Williams musical score and  glimpses of the Steelers-Cowboys  Super Bowl clash. The Goodyear  blimp dominates much of the  action. It is said that the film  just about equals Jaws, which  also starred Shaw, for tension  and dramatic effect.  James Caan and Elliott Gould  star in Harry and Walter go to  New York, the comedy which  will play the Twilight Theatre  Sunday through Tuesday, August  14-16. The pair are seen as  all-purpose vaudevillians. They  sing, they dance, they tell jokes,  they do a mentalist act and they  steal as they bumble their way  towards a fortune. Michael  Caine also stars in the movie as  a top theif and Diane Keaton  appears as a militant editor. The  film is described as one of the  funniest films ofthe year.  ������*����*����������*��*��������������*����������*����*��������  :~  Ellingham 's  4   Astrology  ��������  M^******^����*-f **********************  Week commencing August 9th.  General Outlook: Bouncy,  carefree days lie ahead but sudden responsibilities arise at the  weekend. The New Moon in  Leo aligns Saturn and those  personal matters we hoped would  disappear finally confront us  for realistic attention. This aspect  often precedes the departure of  kings, presidents, and public  leaders from positions of power.  Wait and see.  Those whose birthday falls  around August 14th must prepare for twelve months extra  responsibilities and accept any  delays philosophically.  Babies born this week will  have a magnetic charm which  will elevate them to. respected  managerial positions. God bless  'em.  ARIES (Match 21 - April 19)  A week of domestic bliss ends  suddenly with a loved one's unexpected defiance.      Childrens'  needs curtail social activities.  TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)  A    mid-week   communication  alters  your   plans.      Neglected  duties   at   home   now   require  serious consideration.  GEMINI (May 21 - June 21)  After a busy, optimistic start,  sober messages and financial  jolts bring about a temporary  glumness. Last chance to grab  those opportunities.  CANCER (June 22 - July 22)  Your present irresistable charm  is likely to be foreshadowed by  thoughts   of  financial   setbacks  demanding immediate attention.  LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)  This is one of the more important weeks of the year for organizing your affairs on a practical,  long-term basis.     Benefits and  gains will eventually be reaped  in November.  VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)  Friends and acquaintances  brighten up the week and help  dispel a short-lived feeling of  . isolation. Hospital visits likely.  Don't be too hard on yourself,  Virgo.  LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23)  A deeper understanding of  your most cherished hopes and  wishes steers you in the right  direction. Handle an unexpected  weekend encounter with your  usual diplomatic expertise.  SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)  Despite your present enchanting disposition, others demand  to know exactly where they stand  with you.   Your honour and respect is on the line, Scorpio.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)  People find you adorable this  week but you are more concerned  with  acting upon   philosophical  and spiritual convictions.  CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 ��� Jan 19)  Sudden events affecting loved  one's bring out a stronger concern for their feelings. Any  fresh employment opportunities  should be snapped up quickly.  AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)  Don't expect much co-operation from people close to you.  They are now resolving long  standing conflicts. An original  approach on the work scene is  sure to pay off.  PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20)  Quit ignoring old, nagging  problems regarding employment  and health. Expert advice is  needed now. Expect plenty of  surprises on the social scene  this weekend.  tt  The First Canadian Bank  Bank of Montreal  886-2216 Gibsons  introduces  SIX DAY  BANKING SERVICE !  (Gibsons Only)  NEW BANKING HOURS  Beginning August 13th our Hours will be:  Monday - Thursday  Friday -  Saturday-  10:00-3:00  10:00-6:00  10:00-3:00  J  Working  to Serve You Better  LET'S TALK  My hydro bill came in the mail  the other day, and besides the  steadily increasing amount owed,  and a small reminder that I  could, if I wished, finance the  payment, there was a lttle card  entitled Visitors Are Very  Special People. I had a little time  on my hands, and perusing this  card, I thought, might do something for my nerves, which were  still suffering from the shock of  the amount owed. The front of  the card, in restful blue and green  tones, referred to tourism as  British Columbia's "Billion  Dollar Business." On the back  were written "8 easy ways to  welcome visitors." Like most  communications from the government, I found these particular  suggestions rather vague, so  I've decided to write something,  which I hope will amplify the  government's position.  1. "Ask if you can help when a  stranger appears  lost  or  hesitant."   This one appears simple  'enough.   Perhaps you are standing on the main street, chewing  reflectively   on  your  root   beer  popsicle,   when    an    especially  large cadillac pulls up beside you.  Upon conversing with the driver  for a few   desultory   moments,  you realize he appears hesitant.  Although he may be from Bellingham, he expresses doubts that  you understand English, or even  the   simplest   workings   of   the  Dow Jones average.   Direct him  to the nearest industrial  park.  If there isn't one in your community, perhaps you should think  of starting one.  2. "Take time to give accurate  and specific instructions." If  the road to the industrial park  is not yet paved, or adequately  posted, perhaps you should draw  the visitor a map. You could use  a piece of his corporation's mon-  ogrammed stationery for this purpose, and while engaged in the  manufacture   of the   map,   you  "could point out what a great bus- '  iness climate we enjoy in this  province, mentioning the vast  segment of the population that  is unemployed, and willing to  work for next to nothing.  3. "Speak slowly and distinctly  (but don't shout) when assisting a  foreign visitor." This is an excellent piece of advice. Many people  in B.C., when confronted with  someone who is not wearing, say,  a cowboy hat, or at least a pair of  runners, tend to become scared,  and shout a great deal at such  people. The trick here is to  remain calm in the face of distinct foreigness. Once you have  conquered the urge to shout at  strangers, it is simple to get over  the other symptoms that accrue  from these surprising meetings,  such as the desire to belch, or  to sing in Lithuanian.  4. "Walk with him a block, or  even more, to point out the way."  Depending on how old the tourist  is, and how much money you  I  I  Faustmann S  think he might be carrying could  determine where you direct him  to. Dark alleys are often convenient for securing low-cost foreign  subsidies.  5."If he is a photo fan, offer to  take a snapshot of him with his  camera."   This particular suggestion has a great deal to do with  personal taste.   If your new foreign buddy would like a snapshot taken of. him in the nude,  or   performing   unnatural   acts  with a postbox, you'll have to  make your own decisions.    For  'specialty' photos such as these, a  small gratuity for the photographer would not be amiss. Supplying 'models' is, of course, extra.  6. "Be enthusiastic and well-informed about your local sightseeing   attractions."      This   is  easily done.   While showing the  foreign visitor the way  to the  industrial park, suggest he stop  by   your    house,    an    obvious  sightseeing   attraction   if  there  ever was one.  While he is there,  perhaps your wife might sell him  some     homemade     preserves,  or    any   articles    of   furniture  that he might be interested in.  7."Be friendly.   Be helpful.   Be  hospitable."    These, of course,  are self-explanatory.    After you  have loaded the family chesterfield  into  the   foreign  visitor's  car, help him to tie the trunk lid  down   with   a   piece   of   rope.  If   the   foreign   visitor   doesn't  have any rope, go out of your way  in assisting him to find some.  There's no need to always make a  profit out of things.   You might  sell him the rope at cost, as a  gesture of hospitality.  8."Smile. Remember:Some traveller's most lasting memory of  your town or city may be you."  Remember, too, that removing a  foreign visitor's wallet -can be a  very painful business for him,  worse even than having his appendix removed.   A smile, you'll  find,   is   an   excellent   form   of  anaesthesia, a universal language  used by businessmen the world  over.     Also,   unless  you  have  especially   distinguishing   teeth,  your smile will  disconcert  the  foreign visitor, making it difficult  for him to later describe you to  the authorities.  Visitors are Very Special  People goes on to say: "Last  year's tourists spent more than a  billion dollars...that's the equivalent of $400 for every man,  woman and child in British  Columbia. "So, if you're tired of  all these directions, snapshots  and local sightseeing attractions,  there is another, more direct  approach. Simply walk up to the  next foreign visitor you see  (they're easy to spot because they  look lost or hesitant) and demand  your four hundred dollars on the  spot. Tell him you'd just as soon  have it right away, because if  the government gets their hands  on it, they'll probably spend it  on ridiculous little cards that get  enclosed with your hydro bill.  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Gibsons  886-2827  l'Black Sunday'is ihe one movie  thai you must see this year!'  ��� Rona Barrett, ABC-TV  .rv_**'"'*~��~7  '<T'\  Wed.,  Thurs., Fri., Sat.  Aug10,11,12,13.  8:00 p.m.  Mature  Warning: Some violence & coarse language.  JAMES  MICHAEL   CAAN   ELLIOTT  CAINE     DIANE    GOULD  KEATON  An elegant safe-cracker, two  would-be con men and a dedicated  do-gooder, in a race to rob the  toughest safe J��|| in the world.  HARRY  AND  WALTER  GOTO  NEW  YORK  General 8:00 p.m  Sun., Mon.,Tue.  August 14,15,16  1, �� CBC Radio  Coast News, August 9,1977.  5.  Lockstead reports  B.C. Hydro regrets  Special Occasion, Sunday 5:05  p.m. presents a two-hour feature  on clarinet virtuoso-conductor  Benny Goodman, the first celebrated jazz musician to take up  a simultaneous and successful  career as a classical musician.  Now in his seventieth year,  Benny Goodman's career shows  no signs of diminishing, he's  more, and more in demand at  international concerts. The programme will look first at his  talents in pop music and jazz.  Garry Moore discusses his career,  ' and Peter Appleyard, the English  born vibrophonist who has toured  with Goodman talks to Doug Mac-  Donald about Benny off and on  stage. The second part of the  programme features classical  performances recorded by the  BBC. Goodman and the Park  Lane Music Players, directed by  British composer Malcolm  Arnold, play works by Rossini,  Mozart, Delius and the European  premiere of Arnold's Clarinet  Concerto No 2 commissioned by  Goodman. John Toogood of the  BBC talks with Benny.  Listen for daily reports from  the Summer Games and a special  report   Saturday   at   6:15   pre-'  empting Our Native Land.  Wednesday August 10  Afternoon Theatre:     2:04 p.m.  Astronaut, by Allen Harbison.  The Elton John Story: 8:04 p.m.  Goodbye   Yellow   Brick    Road,  Partn.  Mostly Music:   10:20 p.m.   Golden voices of the past.  Nightcap:   11:20 p.m.   The Five  Faces    of    Norman    McLaren,  Part III.  Thursday August 11  My Music: 2:04 p.m. BBC quiz.  Playhouse: 8:04 p.m. The Chase  by Harry Junkin, Part V Face off.  Jazz Radio-Canada:    8:30 p.m.  Part I.     Clare  Fisher,   Part  II  Jazz   Europe,   such  figures   as  Stephanne Grappelli and Jean-  Luc Pnty.     Part III.     Alto-sax  styles of Johnny Hodges, Benny  Carter, Charlie Parker.  Mostly Music:   10:20 p.m. Black  music from spirituals to classical.  Nightcap:   11:20 p.m.   The Five  Faces    of    Norman    McLaren,  Part IV.  Friday August 12  Souvenirs:   2:04 p.m. Flora May  Humber from Cape Breton.  Danny's Music: 8:04 p.m.   CBC  broadcast recordings.  Country Road:   8:30 p.m,   Part I  Frank Menard, fiddler, Part II,  Eastwind in concert.  Mostly    Music:        10:20    p.m.  P.D.Q. Bach and Peter Schickele.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Conclusion  of the  Five   Faces   of  Norman  McLaren.  Saturday August 13  Farce D'Ete:     11:30 a.m.  Bob  and Ray.  Summer   Games:      11:50   a.m.  Special report.  Quirks and Quarks: 12:10 p.m.  Science Magazine, Antarctica,  the Weddel Seal; myth of mental  illness; uncertainty principle.  Opera by Request: 2:04 p.m.  Verdi's   Traviata   requested   by  Mrs. Valerie Gaffray, Nanaimo.  Listen to the Music:   5:05 p.m.  Host John Avison.  Canada Summer Games:     6:15  p.m. Special report.  Between Ourselves:    9:05 p.m.  Two Tall Mosts by Bill Fulton,  recalls the days of Nova Scotia's  wooden schooners,  the  famous  Bluenose among them.  Anthology:    10:05 p.m. Kildare  Dobbs    reports    on    Canadian  writers.    Poetry by Emily Sion,  Vancouver.    Short story, Hello,  Mrs. Newman by Norman Levine.  Music from the Shows:     11:05  p.m. Broadway's Golden Years,  PartL  Sunday August 14  Voice of the Pioneer:   8:40 a.m.  Bill  McNeil talks with  Captain  Frank Smith, retired.  Bush and the Salon:   4:05 p.m.  Scenes from a trial for Murder,  edited by Lamont Pilling.   Hudson's Bay Co. and the Northwest  Company   in   conflict   over   the  jurisdiction of Upper and Lower  Canada. Last program.  Special   Occasion:      5:05   p.m.  Benny Goodman, clarinetist.  Music de Chez Nous:   7:05 p.m.  Lise Boucher, piano in recital.  Beethoven,     Chopin,      Bartok,  Ravel.  Northern Showcase: 9:05 p.m.  Churchill redevelopment documents the struggle of a town for  survival.  Monday August 15  Crime Serial:    2:04 p.m.    The  Dark   Island   by   Robert   Barr,  conclusion.  Pick of the Goons: 8:04 p.m.  The White Man's burden.  Gold Rush: 8:30 p.m. Hot  Knives studio session; interview  with Timothy Schmit of Poco.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Try  to Remember, Victorian parlour  songs.  Nightcap:     11:20 p.m.   Sounds  and Silences, each of this weeks  programmes will present silence  from a different perspective.  Tuesday August 16  My Word: 2:04 p.m. BBC quiz.  Frank Main   8:04 p.m. Comedy  from the BBC.  Touch the Earth: 8:30 p.m.  Interview with Joe Mendelson.  Southern Journey sounds impressions of southern U.S. and  California.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Try  to Remember, Vintage Jazz,  Hoagy Carmichael, Jimmy van  Heusen.  The last year and a half has  been a most unusual period in  political history in British Columbia. I think the strangest aspect  of that 19 months has been the  attitude of the Social Credit  government towards the people,  and the overall arrogance of this  government to the democratically-elected Legislature, the ^roice  of the people in this province.  This government is concerned  mainly with its own political  survival and the feather-bedding  for itself and its close associates.  Here are some examples of this  arrogance towards the people of  this province.  Since Social Credit formed  the government there have been  appointed 12 royal commissions  or boards of inquiry to look into  various serious allegations of  government wrong-doing, from  the Weeks affair which involved  a ministerial assistant buying  and selling stocks with inside  information, to the present Kerster fiasco in which an MLA has  been accused of interference in  the operation of a crown corporation, namely the ICBC, not as  an MLA aiding a constituent,  but as a privileged person interfering in a decision which affects  the financial welfare of a company in which he has a financial  interest. The recent hiring of  minister's assistants who happen  to be sons-in-law is blatantly  contrary to proper government  practice. Again, it is a feather-  bedding to bring one's close  relatives into $29,000 and $19,500  a year jobs. The Premier has  seen fit to instruct his ministers  to remove these people from the  payroll, not because it is wrong,  in which case they wouldn't have  been hired in the first place, but  because it is politically damaging.  This type of activity is going on  all the time. These are only a  few examples.  But the most, very most,  serious mistake made by the  Socreds is the removal of money -  from the economy, that is, from  the pockets of the people of  British Columbia. While the  U.S., Japan, and Europe are  breaking out of the recent recession we, one of the regions  of this planet with a wealth of  resources, plants and labour,  are still deep in recession. A lot  of the blame must be shouldered  Take the Bus,  Need to go shopping ?  Old man got the car ?  Too far to walk ?  Don't sweat ...  take the bus !  Only 25* each way  On Thursday, August 18th & Friday, August 19th the  Chamber of Commerce Sponsored  Shoppers Bus will make the first  of its regular runs.  Proposed Weekly Schedule  Thursday  Friday  Pickup Route #1  Pickup Route #2  Pickup Route #3  Leave  Leave  North Rd.& Hwy 101  10:00  Leave  Cemetery  9:50  Langdale  10:10  Pratt Rd.  10:35  Joe & Lower Rd.  9:55  Hopkins  Granthams  10:13  Chaster & Gower  10:40  Roberts Cr. P.O.  10:00  10:15  Gower & Pratt  10:45  JoeRd.&HwylOl  10:10  Gibsons (downtown)  10:20  Gibsons (downtown)  10:50  Sunnycrest Mall  10:20  Sunnycrest Mall  10:30  Sunnycrest Mall  10:55  Gibsons (downtown)  10:25  Return Route #1  Return Route Wl  Return Route #3  Lv. Mall 12:30 p.m.  Gibsons (downtown) 12:35 pm.  Morning     Route     Reversed,  | arriving back at North Rd. &  Hwy 101 at 1:00 pm.  Leave Mall 1:00 p.m.  Gibsons (downtown) 1:05 pm.  Morning      route      reversed  arriving back at Pratt & Hwy  101 at 1:20 pm.  Leave Gibsons (downtown)  12:30 pm. - Mall 12:35 pm.  Morning route reversed arriving back at Cemetery at  1:05 pm.  by this government. The two  percent increase in the sales  tax, small as it seems, has taken  millions of dollars out of the  economy. Increased ICBC and  ferry rates again remove funds  directly from the people of the  province.  A combination of mild weather,  conservation practices and a  sluggish economy combined to  produce lower sales volumes for  B. C. Hydro than the corporation  projected for the first quarter of  its fiscal year, according to an  interim report issued today.  The report shows gross revenues for the quarter ending June  30 totalled $168.2 million, including $6.9 million from sales of  surplus power. This represented  an increase of $36.6 million, or  27.9 percent, over the same  period in 1976.  The report says that the increased revenue was more than  offset by higher costs incurred  during the period, in particular  charges for materials, services,  depreciation and interest.  It shows a net loss for the  three months of $13 million,  compared to a loss of $6.6 million  for the corresponding period a  year ago.  Nevertheless, domestic sales  of kilowatt-hours of electricity  increased 3.5 percent, from 5,371  million killowatt-hoiirs in the  first quarter a year ago to 5,557  million kilowatt-hours in the same  period this year. Total sales  increased 8.2 percent.  Gas sales declined 7.4 percent  in the same period, from 166  million therms a year ago to 154  therms this year.  Expenditures on fixed assets  totalled $142.7 million, or $4.8  million less than in the same  period a year ago.  Kiiim��S3SS80J��S8^^  DRIFTWOOD CRAFTS ltd  ���it Jewelry  ���fr Souvenirs  <r Craft Books  ���ir Ceramics  ���it Macrame  ���ir Sewing Notions  ���ii Hobby Kits  ���it Wool & Crocheting  ���b Patterns & Remnants  Supplies  (If you don't see It, Please ask for it.)  SUNNYCREST CENTRE GIBSONS   886-2525  %%S%%33S^%%8%mS^^  1  I*  "VZASSIFIEDAZ7S  One of the simplest economic  principles is that governments  do not take money out of an  economy during times of recession. The single most significant  "pump prime" of this government has been the promise of  funds to private schools and the  removal of the estate tax, both  of which are blatantly class  oriented aid to the affluent.  We in the NDP made our mistakes as a government, but I  now sit in Victoria proud of what  we did. Our mistakes were in  trying to help too many people  too fast. The Social Credit  government's mistakes are in  trying to help no-one.  �����������4  !  L&  YOStfl'S  RESTAURANT  Sunnycrest Shopping Plaza  Gibsons 886-8015  Featuring the finest in  Cantonese and Western Cuisine  FAMOUS CHINESE DISHES  SPECIAL GROUP DINNERS  OF CHINESE FOOD  DINE    IN    OR    TAKE   OUT  CAMpbcll's  FAMILY  SHOES  &  LEATHER GOODS  SUMMER  CLEARANCE SALE  SAVINGS UP TO 50%  "IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SECHELT"  Your   friendly   neighbourhood   drop-off   point  for Coast News  Classified Ads.  Box 381 Sechelt, B.C.  885-9345 VON 3AO  Help  us  help Senior Citizens  We want to make sure that  every settlor c^  may be eligible for SAFER  knows about it*  Shelter Aid For Elderly Renters (SAFER)  is the new programme that gives senior citizens  in need direct cash payments to assist in the  payment of rent. The amount ofthe SAFER  payment is based on how much income the senior  citizen receives, and how much is paid for rent.  To make sure that every senior citizen who  may be eligible knows about SAFER,  information cards were recently sent to ALL  senior citizens in the Province. Those who may be  eligible were asked to return the card to receive  an application form.  Many requests for application forms have  now been received by SAFER. But we want to  make sure that no senior citizen who may be  eligible is missing out on the assistance he or she  is entitled to.  If you're a senior citizen who may be eligible,  make sure you have applied. Or, if you know any  senior citizens who qualify, please help us help  them by making sure they apply.  ELIGIBILITY  All senior citizens who meet EACH ofthe  following conditions are eligible:  ��� they are 65 years or older.  ��� they are renters.  ��� they are paying more than 30% of  income for rent.  ��� they are in receipt of Canadian Old  Age Security.  ��� the senior citizen OR spouse has:  i) lived in British Columbia for two  years immediately prior to  application.  OR  ii) resided in British Columbia for a  continuous five year period at any  time.  To make it as easy as possible, all Chartered  Banks, Trust Companies and Credit Unions in  the Province have information and additional  application forms available. And, if any  assistance is required in filling out the form  they'll be happy to help. Information, application  forms and assistance are also available at the  B.C. Housing Management Commission in  Vancouver, and at the regional offices of the  Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in  Victoria, Prince George, Kelowna, and  Cranbrook.  Province of British Columbia  Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing  HOUSING  Honourable Hugh A. Curtis, Minister  <V7 6.  Coast News, August 9,1977.  Letters from  Toba Inlet  Jfoobs  DELI  and  HEALTH FOODS  In Beautiful  Gibsons Harbour  one block from  ^Government Wharf,  Open  Friday til 7:00  886-2936  _(we speak German),  by Margo Schachte  Unceasing rain began at 2 a.m.  this morning, endeavouring to  ruin our lives or at least cripple  our sanity. Torrents of rain that  grow in their ruinous volume,  subside to a tolerable shower,  and begin again. The road remaining fairly whole after their  previous massive attacks, they  strive to flood it once and for all  to the bottom of the bay, who's  vibrant green colour is even now  at 8:40 amassed with swirls of  liquid road. Our coleman lamp  being out of fuel, and I too overcome by rainy apathy to brave  the showers and fill it, has made  for a house dismal grey in atmosphere.  Sunday 17th. ���->��� This morning  was perfectly sunny, but already  the clouds are forming a thick  ominous carpet of grey above our  DOGWOOD  ���BREAKFAST  ��� LUNCHES eDINNERS  ��� 886-a6d8:GlM0N.feC.  GET YOUR TICKETS  NOW!  The   Dogfish   Derby   is  than two weeks away.   If you  don't   enter   you   can't   win.  little inlet. Behind me a scant  portion of the sky is blue, and  heat like a beautiful message  falls momentarily on my shoulders, in the form of sunshine.  Monday 18th. Aroused out of  my dreariness by the inspiration  of picking Huckleberries. Sun  putting me into enormously high  spirits, so much so that even the  two kids from next door who  accompany me cannot daunt  them. Although by other than  co-incidence they are busily  picking at some distance from  myself. After a little over an  hour we have between us enough  for a piel This is a very rewarding  prospect, as it will be our first  pie from scratch up here. Later:  The pie was excessively runny,  but in any event the flavour far  surpassed anything I have tasted  in ages.  Tuesday 19th. It did manage  to rain late yesterday afternoon,  but it appears the sun will be  more successful today. There is  either a loud jet going by, or a  lot of Amex going off up the hill  just now. Probably trying to fix  the road again. It is certainly  causing a lot of problems for the  fellows. Everything appears to  happen around here with the  exception of the basic objective:  Commencing  August 5th we will be  closing at 7 p.m. Fridays  Prices Effective:  Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun  August 11,12,13,14.  79  Fresh Whole  Chicken  Smoked  I Picnic Hams  Whole or Shank Half  #3  Layer Bacon  * 5 lb. Box  Lettuce  BETTY'S  Family  \Thrift Store  Next to  the Dogwood Cafe  Open  10:00-5:00  Tuesday - Saturday  HELP!  jWe're overstocked  'everything    in    the I  [store is priced to go!;  [Great Buys  getting timber from up the hill  down to the water. The skidder  is rapidly declining. Patience  wears rather thin at times, but  sunshine is excellent for morale,  and this small taste of it should  bring everyone home smiling tonight.  It has remained sunny for  several hours consecutively, so  my hopes of doing a washing are  vastly improved. Also I am well  overdue for a shower. As we have  to employ the neighbour's facility  for this purpose, we generally  are dirtier than we like, to avoid  the infringement whenever possible.  The boat we have had put at  our disposal by Sandy has such  a problem with leaking now, that  we have loosely calculated six to  eight hours for it to sink completely out of view. The entire  battery, as a result, has been submerged at least once, and to the  amazement of all the boat will  still run. I should qualify that by  saying that it ran yesterday, as  if it ceased to do so any given time  no-one would be in the least surprized. We all gave up the boat  for dead and buried some time  ago. Many times while pumping  it out, in fact, Bert has offered  quite readily to dynamite it and  put it to rest.  Sandy should be in for his new  boots, as the caulks on his present  ones are smoothed down flat to  the sole. This caused him to  slip and cut his hand with an  axe several days ago, but luckily  it wasn't overly serious, and he  heals well.  I find myself with an insatiable  appetite for this very uncommon  spell of sunshine. It seems as  though the dampness has so permeated the earth that only a  full week or more of sun could  bring about an occurance of dust,  or any other such signs of summer.  I am actually quite happy to  find the clothesline already occupied by Audrey's laundry.  That is, after the initial anger of  finding it full for the third of the  three rainless days we have had  recently. If it were not, I would  be stuck inside the house, the day  wasted fretting over the electrical  stench of the washing machine  shorting out; trying to balance out  the clothes pegs so as to have  enough of the sturdy ones for  work clothes and jeans, whilst  reserving the lesser quality pegs  for lighter clothes; and constantly  mopping the floor where the  water splashes over the side of  the machine, as it has only a  makeshift lid.  Two dragonflies have alighted  on a-small bush in front of me.  They are in great numbers up  here. Their gentle beauty and  fairy colouring captivate me.  The kitten also displays an avid  interest in them. He forever tries  to catch them; soon to be a great  hunter.  Two rather large boats appear  to be sounding the bay, directly  offshore in front of the boomsticks. One of them has sunk an  anchor. In my hostility I find  myself hoping they will remain  long enough for the boomsticks  to swing but at high tide and dash  them to pieces. The other boat  has left.  The second boat disembarked  almost immediately upon the  arrival of the oil barge. This  consists of an enormous steel  hulled barge about two hundred  feet in length which has large  tanks of diesel and gasoline  aboard it, as well as many barrels  of oil. This is pulled about the  various inlets by means of a tugboat. They have picked a most  opportune time to arrive here,  as anyone with any knowledge  about the fuel needs of this camp  is up the hill busily working.  Neither Audrey or I ventured out  to speak with them, being rather  shy at the onslaught of male  workers, until one of them who  turned out to be quite amiable  came up to inquire at our situation. I went outside and showed  him the shop where all the dwindling supplies are kept. Three  of them proceeded to carry a  hose to the two stationary diesel  tanks over by the trailer, and I  imagine the individual barrels  will be forthcoming. These will  most likely consist of six gasoline,  and one each ofthe three weights  of oil we employ.  To be continued.  The work goes on halfway up the Highway 101 hill in Gibsons,  new shopping area. Yes, Martha, another one.  Under construction is a  A Freethinker's Pulpit  Andy Randall  I can still remember a lovely  young teacher having me recite  the poem by Leigh Hunt, called  Abon Ben Adhem. Guess I  would be about nine years old.  It had such an inner meaning to  me then, and still has, that I  want to pass it on to you. Here it  is:-Abon Ben Adhem (may his  tribe Increase) - Awoke one night  from a deep dream of peace,  And saw, within the moonlight  in his room, Making it rich, and  like a lily in bloom, An Angel  Peaches  Bananas  Local Red & White  Potatoes  2/49*  39*  4 >b./M .00  Ib.  Gibsons  �����&**�� B*^  886-7215  Aviation electronics  comes to coast  '4/  BONGERS $4.95  10 Ibs.  99*  Libby's  Tomato $Juice 480Z 69*  Libby's       14oz.  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On Vancouver  Island Lome again worked with  the DOT in marine servicing,  then moved to Williams Lake into  the air servicing department.  For five years he worked as a  foreman for Canadian GE in  toctor^_^ervicing|h_^n^_ha^re^  cently finished another 5 years in  Prince George where he installed  PAJAK ELECTRONICS  IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF  LORNE MILLER  TO OUR STAFF  Lome brings with him over 20 years experience in Marine,  Household and Aviation communication.  the communication system for  the hospital as well as operating  his own business, servicing aircraft and communication systems  at the airport.  ��� T.V. Service  ��� Service depot for Motorola, Cobra, R.C.A.  ��� Service for any CB or Radio Telephone  PAJAK    Electronics Co.,Ltd.  ONLY AUTHORIZED MOTOROLA  SALES ON THE SUNSHINE COAST  886-7333  ALL SPORTS  Marine  Inc.  RIFLE SCOPE  3-9X40 MM  RANGEMASTER  $87.50  Dushnell  SPOTTING     SCOPE  SPACE MASTER  20-45X60 MM  *222.50  886-9303  writing in a book of gold: Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem  bold, and to the Presence in the  room he said, "What writest  thou?" The Vision raised its'  head, And with a look made of all  sweet accord- Answered, "The  names of those who love the  Lord." "And is mine one?"  said Abou. "Nay, not so," Replied the Angel. Abou spoke more  low, But cheerily still; and said,  "I pray thee, then, Write me as  one that loves his fellow men."  The Angel wrote, and vanished. The next night -It came  again with a great wakening  light, And showed the names  whom love of God had blessed,  And, lo! BEN ADHEM'S NAME  LED ALL THE REST!  There, I venture to say, is  one of the great credos of a freethinker, but I had to mull it over  in my mind for so many years  before I could accept its intrinsic value as unquestionable  truth. First there would be the  uncomfortable feeling that something heretic was offered by  the poet. How could Ben Adhem,  or anyone else become top man  on the totem pole in the glorious hereafter. He possibly  wasn't even a Christian! With a  name like that he most likely was  a Moslem, and in my tender  years, according to my Presbyterian-Methodist bringing up,  that spelt Heathen.  Life in Canada, and experiences with many nationalities in  various parts of the world,  showed me wider horizons of  knowledge, and of racial characteristics, and I mellowed. It  took time, lots of it, to show me  that the bible education is fine.  Christianity could be a workable  religion even in a modern world.  Uttic  &ntt(jue*  ��� Antiques  ��� Curios  ��� Boutique  Clothing  & Custom Sewing  Open 11:00-5:30  Tues. - Sat.  But. Let's face it. If we believe  in a God, and we all do in one way  or another, then He is the God  of all humanity. And it may not  be all-important that we know  God, or volubly accept Him.  What seems the top priority, is  that we love our fellow men.  In Abou Ben Adhem's case we  can read that although he had  NOT the benefit of that Christian  education of 'Those that love the  Lord', his mark of excellence was  that he loved his fellow men.  Surely Freethinker and Traditionalist alike can glimpse the likeness of that other heathen,  The Good Samaritan, in Christ's  parable. Trimmed of all the  interpretations, of the various  dogmas, of the clutter-bugginess  of scriptural verses, and such  things that overload, and overlay  far too much of our adult 'Christ-  Education'  through the in-  tan  of  our churches,  there  so  simple  Gospel   of  On  866-2316 i  i  Hwy. 101   overlooking J  Gibsons Harbour i  fluence  stands  Love.  What staggers the minds of the  outsiders who observe, and mark,  and learn, is that countless  churches came into being, are  still being dreamed up, (some  by those with an eye for the  'Sucker's dollar'), and so many  denominations    too. WHY?  WHY? WHY? They say, when  the essence of all Christianity  comes from the life, teachings,  and so on of He whose name  they claim to bear, in those four  gospels. Personally, I lay my bet  on the man or woman with some  'Freethink' to come up with a  clearer concept of what is Really  Christianity. And they are not so  inclined to dismiss the rest of  humanity as the vast hordes of  unsaved sinners.  Weather  July 1977 was almost twice as  wet as July, 1976, through the  rainfall for the period January to  July is much dryer still than the  previous year. Last month saw  61.0 mm of rainfall on the Sunshine Coast bringing the total for  the first seven months of 1977 to  518 mm as opposed to a total of  772.9 mm for the same period  last year. The 61.0 mm of precipitation for the month was over  the 16 year average of 50.3 mm  but well below the 1974 record  for July of 127.3 mm.  There was ho significant  change in temperatures recorded  during the month. The high  temperature last month was 25  degrees Centigrade, recorded  on July 31st, and the low temperature for the month was 4 degrees Centigrade recorded  July 4th.  on  + Crafts & Hobbies  886-2811  # Hobby Supply  ���fr Games & Toys  * WINE ART Supplies  J  U PW.'fpn^r1 *r-??,*y-? 'iyn"'T-'**~7?T~  '��� ~***-~"'-1fiT-'.*''!'~,  Come   Cry   with Me  Dear Ann:  I have a close friend whose  husband comes on to every friend  behind her back. We've compared notes and wonder whether  to tell her or not. What do you  advise?  Undecided  Dear Undecided:  Don't! She may know and is  playing it cool. In any event  she'll find it out eventually. The  bearer of ill tidings is not popular.  She won't appreciate it, and will  probably avoid you. Many men  and women look the other way  for financial reasons, the children of a couple affect how they  react. It's best to let it be resolved between the two affected .  parties and give him a firm disapproval on the side.  Dear Ann:  I am quite embarrassed by  a too revealing costume my wife  wears. Short shorts. I mean  short, you can see her cheeks.  I have been surprised she can  sit down they are so tight. When  I object she says I'm old fashioned. It puts me right off.  Red Faced  Dear Red:  You've heard of putting your  best feature forward, well I admit  this is a bit much. She probably  faces the mirror arid doesn't  know how short her shorts are  from a rear view. Get her a mirror that has wings as in the fitting rooms of dress shops, maybe she'll cease and desist after  a long look.  m  <^X  The advertisers on these pages  are members of:  GIBSONS HARBOUR  BUSINESS ASSOCIATION  <s\-o/ie& ode ikvS. Vbfre. uoeVe, ^ocu/A  "to v\&eA. "to toualck \r\prt, . V\po^e$>.... sowv2-cLa.u(  *9l��_k      REAL ESTATE  *  INSURANCE  FLORON  AGENCIES LTD  Box 238  15B9 Marine Drive  Gibsons,  ~S  RON MCSAVANEY  AGENT  .885-3339  OFFICE: 886-2248  JOHN BLACK  886-7316  Misconduct:  No running. No walking.  No exercise. No effort.  Penalty���a shorter life.  No argument.  Fitness is fun.  Try some. pamiapacrian  Fish Talk  ' By Gerry Ward  How would you like a fish that  is small, easy to breed and always  active? If this sounds good look  into the Danio species. Excluding  the Giant Danio which grows to  four inches, all the rest grow to  two and a half inches. There  are some exceptions but because  of their. lack of availability in  this part of the world I won't  mention them.  Most of the Danio's seen in  the dealer's aquariums come  from India and surrounding  countries, they are one type of  fish that seems to be well suited  for the aquarium. The Danio  never seems to stop moving,  they will move at all depths and  lengths of the aquarium they are  housed in. The temperature  of the water should be between  seventy to seventy-five degrees,  the water conditions are not demanding. This type of fish will  eat dry foods as well as live  foods and if properly conditioned  they will spawn quite readily.  In all cases the female can be  easily recognized from the male,  she is quite heavy in appearance  while the male is slim and torpedo shaped. If you try breeding  these fish a long shallow aquarium   is   best,  place   plenty  of  bushy plants throughout, then  introduce the female. After 36  to 48 hours introduce one or two  males, have the aquarium positioned if possible so some morning sunlight can shine into the  aquarium. Soon one of the males  will attract the female into a  bushy plant and soon will mate  producing as many as a thousand  eggs in one breeding. This procedure can be repeated once  every three or four weeks. Danios  are avid spawn eaters so if possible try feeding them white worms  while they are spawning. The  young will hatch in 20 to 25 hours  and can be seen hanging from  the surface or attached to the  glass, they will be consuming the  contents of their egg sacs, once  they become free swimming they  will then be ready to be fed on  very fine foods.  These fish are usually quite  plain in colour until they become used to their surroundings  at which time they will become  very colourful when the light is  reflected at the proper angle.  The Danios come in different  colours as well as different markings, some with spots others  with stripes, and some with both.  Because of their peaceful habits  they are an excellent community  fish.  BONNIEBROOK LODGE  -Mi.-  &,  'Wit  ���:.'J."  :;V,:  *0m^:::xx--^} ^^^mJ^:mj:m ���;���  Ion the Beautiful Sunshine Coast at Gower Point  ��� Guestrooms (Breakfast Included)  ��� Dining Room    886-9033  /  Your Hostess  Connie Achterberg  EXCEPTIONAL  SAVINGS  The Jean Shop  in Gibsons Village  next to the laundromat  Coast News, August 9,1977. 7  Summer  ,mmmmmWW+f+mm**m*Vm*+mW^mmuWY*J+mWk**m^  PRICES  TRIMMED  By the Piece  SIDE BACON  Ready to Eat  DINNER HAM  Cornish Utility Grade  GAME HENS  24 OZ.  Co-op Unswt.  grapefruit juice  Tang  orange crystals  Harmon ie Choice  asparagus cuts  Kam  luncheon meat  Apha  natural honey  48fl.OZ.  Pkg. of 2-7oz.  12fl.oz.  12 oz.  2lb.  T. f     & 1-^ip.j  >  y-faff*  'BUDGET PRICES  BANANAS  HONEYDEW  MELONS  TURNIPS  /$1.00  Each  B.C. 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"Hansard of June 13 shows  that McGeer had this to say:  "1 can assure the opposition that  the cost of this bill would be  nowhere near what the people  who send their youngsters to  independent schools are saving  the public of British Columbia."  This is in direct contradiction to  a statement by Jim Carter,  author of Bill 33 and consultant  in the ministry, who announced  at the Board of Trade luncheon  June 30 that the government proposes to fund private schools  with up to eighty per cent of the  average operating cost of the  pupils attending the public  schools ofthe district in which the  independent school operates."  "Who are we to believe? How  can we get correct information?  Members of our committee met  with the Social Credit caucus  last week and McGeer gave no  indication that he was considering  this massive scale funding which  could effectively cover all operating expenses of such schools.  "The average operating cost  per pupil of each district in B.C.  for 1977 according to Education  Today, issued by the education  department in June, shows a  range from $1438 in Delta to  $3643 in Nishga, figures which  relfect a wide variety of costs  having nothing to do with the cost  of running a private or parochial  school. Eighty per cent of such  district operating costs, in most  cases would amount to more than  100 per cent of an independent  school's operating cost. It is  little wonder that the spokesman  for the Board of Trade immediately expressed concern as did the  UniseX  Sunnycrest Centre  HAIR CARE FOR  THE ENTIRE  FAMILY  Monday - Saturday  Eve Schilling  Jean Braun  Jerry Dixon  WALK IN'S  WELCOME!  QUALITY REDKEN  PRODUCTS  AVAILABLE  886-7616  room  Don't sell yourself short!  Get your business growing strong with a good  newspaper advertising  program. We'll help you  spread the word by getting your sales pitch  across to our entire circulation! Call us right now!  headmaster    of    St.    George's  school for boys.  "it becomes apparent that  McGeer fully intends to establish  a fully funded and completely  separate school system at the  expense of all taxpayers. Such a  move would serve to fragement  the education system of this province and create irreparable divisions in our communities. As  former Premier W.A.C Bennett  stated in the House on March 3,  1967, and reiterated on CJOR  last Friday:  "All around the world today  the question is integrated or  segration. Differences of opinion  at all levels result because people  don't sit together. As far as  government policy is concerned,  this is not a question of finance  but of high principle." This was  in reply to Liberal MLA McGeer  who tried to change the government's opposition to funding  schools outside the public school  system."  Briefs presented to government  by the Ad Hoc Committee representing over forty organizations, point out that separation  of church and state is a principle  that should be preserved. The  experience of Newfoundland's  fragmented parochial school  system was so disastrous that a  Royal Commission Report on  Education stated, "Basic duplication of services has left and is  still leaving hundreds of children  to face a hopeless future." As a  result, the various demoninations  co-operated in consolidating their  schools under one roof. Dr.  Rowe, Minister of Education,  stated that it was "The most  revolutionary step in our time and  perhaps in our entire educational  history..."  All Canadian provinces have  resisted giving financial aid to  private schools. None comes  even near to the type of funding  proposed in Bill 33. As Premier  Davis of Ontario said in  1971,  Inquest  The inquest held into the  death recently by electrocution  of Gibsons man, John Volen,  came up with four recommendations.  Volen died while up a twenty-  foot aluminum ladder, using a  twenty-foot tree trimmer on  trees near the Hydro line.  The   recommendations   were:  1. There should be improved  and concise enforcement of  safety regulations by B. C. Hydro  and  its contractors;  2. Every  contractor should be issued a  copy of the safety regulations  with   appropriate   explanations;  3. Contractors equipment should  meet Workers' Compensation  and B. C. Hydro specifications;  4. Regulation 423 in the present  safety manual should be rigidly  adhered to.  The inquest found that Volen's  death was by electrocution and  was unnatural and accidental.  "...support would fragment the  present system beyond recognition and repair, and do so to the  disadvantage of all those who  have come to want for their  children a public school system  free of a denominational or  sectarian character."  In no province is any group  denied the right to establish its  own school. But having the right  to exist does not mean having a  right to public funds. These  funds are raised solely for the  purpose of public education as  defined by the B.N.A. Act and  our Public Schools Act.  School Boards are held accountable to the taxpayers in their  districts as well as to the provincial government. Because  public schools are supported by  public money, every child has the  right to attend. On the other  hand, private schools can limit  the entrance of pupils, get rid  of them as they please, and are  accountable to no publicly elected body for what they spend,  how they operate, or whom they  hire to teach. The moment they  accept public funds will be the  moment they lose their independence, and for this reason a number of schools including the  Seventh Day Adventists have  already stated they will accept  no funds.  "The fragmentation of our  school system and of our financial  resources is too heavy a price to  pay to satisfy the sectarian interest of a small group which has  been lobbying for years," said  Goddard. "It is for these reasons  that our forty organizations including Home and School groups,  teachers associations, trustees,  unions, ethnic groups and religious groups representing over  300,000 citizens, have expressed  absolute opposition, in principle,  to any funding of private schools  and we have appealed to the citizens of our province to express  to their M.L.A.'s their opposition  also.  Gibsons  moves up  Gibsons Rugby Club moves up  a division this coming season.  Next year the team will play in  the second division of the Vancouver Rugby Union. This means  that in the four years of the  club's existence they have gone  from the fourth to the second  division in the Rugby Union.  To this end the Gibsons Rugby  Club is inviting newcomers to  Join the club for the training  sessions which get underway on  August 16th. Such newcomers  need not have previous rugby  experience. The team practices  each week, effective the 16th,  at the field of Gibsons Elementary  School on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.  The most recent candidate for  the NDP nomination in the new  federal riding of Comox-Powell  River is Harley Robertson of  Quadra Island.  Robertson, a 54 year old teacher and administrator, is well  acquainted with the area, as he  was born at Fanny Bay and educated there and at Cumberland  He identifies' unemployment,  coastal transportation, stream re-  calmation, coastal pollution, and  an equitable settlement of outstanding native land claims as  some of the subjects which require immediate and vocal attention in Ottawa.  "We desperately need a strong  voice in  Ottawa to force  some  This particular war canoe was not being manhandled into place to take part in ��the Sea  Cavalcade races but was a part of some recent filming done by the C.B.C. Beachcombers  crew.  God wouldn't have  given us feet if he  didn't mean for us to  use them.  Walk.  s2  panncipocrmn^  Walk .1 Mnck.'I'iHltiy.  and Comox, as well as Victoria  College, U.B.C. and Simon  Fraser University.  He has also worked .in both the  fishing and logging industries in  the area.  Prominent among those supporting Robertson's bid for the  nomination is NDP Member of  Parliament for Comox-Alberni;  for over 20 years, Tom Barnett,  who retired from federal politics  in 1974. He is also supported  by NDP members residing in  all parts of the new riding, which  includes northern Vancouver  Island from Fanny Bay, and the  mainland from the Sunshine  Coast to Ocean Falls.  Robertson is a former president of the B.C. Teachers Federation and a former alderman in  Kitimat. He ran for the NDP  provincially in Skeena in 1969  and lost by only 400 votes to the  incumbent in a Socred sweep.  changes," he says, "and I am  convinced I could be that strong  voice."  Robertson's announcement  means there are now six candidates for the nomination. No  new candidates are expected.  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Mrs. Hercus and family wish to  express sincere thanks to neighbours and friends, Dr. Farrer,  Nurse Rottluff and staff of St.  Mary's Hospital for kindness  shown and expressions of sympathy in their recent bereavement. #32  I wish to express my appreciation  to those who helped make the  Music Weaver's grand opening  such a success. A very special  thanks to those who helped me  get everything together.  Shelley Thompson  Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Caspersen  are happy to announce the birth  of their son, Marcus William,  who was born at the Royal  Columbian Hospital, New Westminster at 10:55 a.m. He weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. A brother for  Karla & Mathew. Grand parents  are Carl & Esther Caspersen and  Harvey & Ruby Evans. #32  Whole Grain Bread Baking  With Yeast (wheat, rye, etc.)  This is the first of 4 courses of  Vegetarian Food Preparation  offered by retired teacher and  includes 2 hours of practical  experience & lecture once weekly  for 8 weeks, starting Sept. 5 &  6.,days or eves, at West Sechelt.  Fee $30. payable at registration  before Aug. 31. 885-2546.       #32  Work Wanted     Work Wanted     Work Wanted  CREATIVE LANDSCAPING  Enhance and Beautify your  surroundings with creative  landscaping. By appointment  only: 886-7785 tfn  *" "n E W SER VICE7 ^  HUGH'S  PAINTING  &  WINDOW  CLEANING  Call    -  886-7060  Free Estimates  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  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  Bob Kelly Clean Up Ltd.  A load on this truck  is a load off your mind!  886-9433 tfn  CREATIVE ORGANIC  LANDSCAPING  ENHANCE & BEAUTIFY  YOUR SURROUNDINGS  NATURALLY  For Free Estimate  Call 886-7785  DANDY HANDYMAN  General home repairs  Clean-up, Garbage Removal  Gardening Maintenance  landscaping, etc.  Reasonable 886-9140  ��� Evergreen Landscaping  ���  Complete Landscaping services  Scheduled    lawn    and    garden  maintenance.     Free  estimates.  885-5033  1 TON TRUCK FOR HIRE  Light Moving & Hauling  Gardening & Light Landscaping  After 6 p.m. call 886-9294.  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'  'Know the cost before you start'  Call us at 885-2109. Free estimates. John Risbey.  Fast, Clean, Efficient  CHIMNEY CLEANING  Vacuum equipped. 886-7785.  tfn  JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER  All types construction - new or old  Workmanship Guaranteed  886-7160 #34  Used musical instruments on  consignment for Music Weavers  next to bus depot. 886-9737.     tfn  ��� CAT-BACKHOE ��� ,  GRAVEL TRUCK AVAILABLE  Land clearing, Septic systems  886-9633 886-9365  V_ Ton Pick-up Services  Pick-up & delivery to Vancouver  Fri.  - Sat.   Light hauling,  odd  jobs,  Mon.   -   Thurs.   Sunshine  Coast. Lynn: 885-5055. tfn  LIGHT MOVING & HAULING  Clean-up    & Rubbish   Removal  886-9503. #33  Fully qualified Builder  25 years experience, labor contract  or  by' the   hour.      Refs.  885-3900. #35 tfn  Wanted  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creeks  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons 886-2812  Timber Wanted plus Alder  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D & O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700.    Executive swivel office chair.  886-2660. #32  Fridge, V_ size, second hand.  Tired of yogurt & mold. Reasonable. 886-2318. #32  Help' Wa~~  Reliable part-time sales clerk  with knowledge of music and hi-  fi equipment needed for stereo  shop. Reply in writing to Box 8,  Coast News.  For Rent  2   bdrm.   furnished   trailer   at'  waterfront.    No dogs. 886-2887'  tfn'  Available immediately:..  Bachelor suite in Gibsons.  886-7490 & 886-2597. tfn  Newly decorated 2 and 3 bdrm.  apts. Stove, fridge, heat and  cablevision incl. in reasonable  rent. Sorry, no pets. Close to  schools and shopping. 886-7836  tfn  For Rent. 20ft. Motor Home. All  facilities incl. Air conditioning.  Tape player & telephone. $200 a  week. 10* a mile. 885-2235  anytime.. tfn"  2 bdrm house for rent close to  beach access.   No pets, no child-.  ren.  Reliable couple only.   $230!  per mo.   Refs req.   886-7222 of  886-7453. #32*  DARK ROOM FOR RENT        .  Enlarger & Chemicals supplied'.  $2.50 per hour.     Call 886-9781  Wed.-Sat. 10-3p.m.   Room & Board available at  Bonnie-Brook Lodge. Meals &  services incl. laundry.  Private room. 886-9033.  Gower Point ocean beach esp-  lanade.   Older style remodelled 3 bdrm *  home, privately but conveniently  located on 1 acre of land within .  walking distance from  schools,  doctor,  dentist,  shopping   mall..  Avail, for immediate occupancy  at $350.  per mo.     Part.   furn..  includ.   fridge   &   elec.   stove..  Village water & sewer, electric ���  heat & cablevision also included.  Tenant responsible for own telephone,    hydro,    cablevision    & .  general upkeep of grounds.  Two .  references and damage deposit ,  required.   No pets.    Please call  886-9335 after 5 p.m. #32"  2 2-bdrm. suites, duplex, view. _  $175. per mo. $190. (incl. util.) .  886-7218. #32   -  SUITES FOR RENT  Phone 581-0024.  #33  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  AUTOMOTIVE  r  Gibsons  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  TOYOTA  New & Used Car Sales  All Make, Parts & Services  AL JAMIESON Phone 886-7919  ��uffit eitrtrtr Utt).  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  "\  r  v.  NEED TIRES-*  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on  Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  Box 860  Gibsons  ��i  BE ELECTRIC ltd.  )  Phone  886-7605  -r-T-TJL-m**r BUILDING SUPPLY ^-rMWJtrW-TW  r  TWIN CREEKLUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  Free Estimates  Everything for your building Needs  Phone 886-2291-2  RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL - INDUSTRIAL  Maintenance     Pole Line    Electronics  ������POWER    TO    THE    PEOPLE"  >5��W2#S-P_#_#__r    EXCAVATING     .#5#__P5_P5_p__f_i  CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterlines. etc.  V^Ph. 885-2921 Roberts   Creek  >i  ^\  WINOtOfl-  rm piy��m* mm  qqv JaSw PLgnool*  Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Construction Plywood, and all Accessories.  Delivery Phone 886-9221  Highway 101, Gibsons  r  J.B. EXCAVATING  886-9031  ***���".:  ' CADRE CONSTRUCTION LTD.  HOUSES BUILTTO COMPLETION -  Framing, remodelling, additions  V    Payne Road Gibsons 886-2311  STANHILSTAD   ROOFING  DUROID. SHAKES  OR REROOFING  R.R. 1. Port Mellon Highway  iibsons  Phone 886-2923  Water, sewer, drainage installation  ��� Dump Truck ���   Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates ���  Septic Fields   -X'  L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations - Ready-Mix Concrete  \^ 885-9666 Porpoise Bay Road Box 172, Sechelt, B. C.    .  R & B BULLDOZING & BACKHOE  GRAVELTRUCK  Septic Systems    Land Clearing  886-9633 or 886-9365  * ; >  KITCHEN  REMODELLING  CENTRE  KITCHENS AND  BATHROOMS  886-9411  DAY or EVENING  r  ABC  GENERAL PAINTING  SPRAY-BRUSH-ROLL  Call 886-2512  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cabinetsand Fixtures -it 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing    -tx Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty  R. BIRKIN  885-3417 Beach   Ave..    Roberts   Creek 885-3310  SUNSHINE PAINTERS  Let us brighten up your life  RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL  886-9564  R.R. 2 Free Estimates Gibsons  ^.  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING-PIPEFITTING-STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  *Ar__v__w__iM\SC. SERVICES ^-T_r_r_r_r_r_r_r  P. M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying  P.O. Box 609  Sechelt, B.C.  Bus. 885-2332  Res. 886-7701  f 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  r  Km,  W.W. UPHOLSTERY       886-7310  UPHOLSTERY & BOAT TOPS  Everything for your upholstery needs  FOAM ��� PLEXIGLASS SALES  *\  1779Wyngaert,  THOMAS HEATING  OIL BURNERSERVICE  Complete Instrument  set-up of furnace  886-7111  r  PIANO & ORGAN LESSONS YOU ENJOY  "\  r  ^  Ages 3 to ? 886-9030  JJpoofe , AArxkhititu, Authorized teacher  Jessie LMomon    for p^-schooi  B. C. Registered Music Teacher        children       >  D. J. ROY  SURVEYOR - ENGINEER  Marine Building Wharf Street  Box 609 885-2332 Sechelt, B.C.     .  N  ELECTRIC  ANDREASSEN     ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving the Sunshine Coast  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Hopkins Landing, B. C.  / -^  RAY COATES PLUMBING  886-7695  Contract Renovations & Service Work  f GUTTERS FREE ESTIMATES  phone  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  Commercial AAC 9QQ9 Chapman Rd.  Residential 000-*W_C Sechelt  UNIPLAST PRODUCTS LTD.      886-2318    ^  Specialists in Canvas Coverings for  SUNDECKS, BALCONIES  C.H.M.CAppr.        &BOATDECKS Best Rates  Quality Work For over 15 years Free Estimates^  v:  COAST PAVING  PAVING FROM DRIVEWAYS TO HIGHWAYS  Highways, Parking Areas, Driveways, Crushed Gravel  Equipment Rentals  Main Office: Box 95,   Powell River,    485-6118  Branch Office:        Sechelt, Ph. 885-2343 9:30 to3:30 p.m.  "Serving  Langdale  to Earls  Cove"  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE TO ALL MAKES  SEWEASY  Cowrie St. Sechelt 885-2725  >V  r  885-9973  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Ole's Cove  Commercial Containers available  886-2938  r  Marv Volen  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  886-9597  r  r  ^  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  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  BILL BLACKS  ROOFING  _       Shingles, Shakes, Tar and Gravel  V886-7320 or 885-3320   Industrial & Residential     v  : /  V For Rent  Furnished 1 bdrm. suite, Marine  Drive, Gibsons. 886-7108.        #32  Gibsons: South, Waterfront.  4 bdrms, furnished. Sept. 1st  to June 30th. Call 886-7456.    #33  Elegant One-Bedroom House  Unfurnished, picture post card  view. Brick fireplace, glass  enclosed porch, W/W, drapes,  stove, fridge, garden included.  Only $230. Near Langdale ferry.  886-7175. #33  New 2 bdrm house with fireplace,  basement & carport. Close to  schools & mall. Avail, on or  before Sept. 1st. $270. per mo.  886-7625. #32  Gibsons village, small 2 bdrm.  house with view, fridge, stove,  F.P., avail. Sept. 1. $200. per  mo. Eves: 886-7901. #32  Waterfront. 2 bdrm furnished  cottage. After 6 call collect at  922-1791.        #34 tfn  Waterfront   cottage,   2   bdrms,  2 bunk rooms. Year round residence, fully insulated. Fireplace. 886-2192. #32  3 bedroom furnished cottage.  Sept. 1st to July 31st. Gower  Pt. Rd. No pets. $230. Around  6:00 p.m.: 886-7256. #32  1 bdrm suite,. all utilities, no  children, no pets. Seaside Plaza.  886-2309. #33  Property  LANGDALE HEIGHTS  Approx. 2200 sq. ft. of finished  area. Carpet up & down, 2 brick  fireplaces, 3 bedrooms upstairs.  Ensuite plumbing. Extra large  picture window in living room,  Crestwood cabinets in kitchen &  baths. Family room. Playroom.  Concrete    driveway,     sundeck.  4 deluxe appliances. Walking  distance to school & ferries.  Panoramic view. F.P. $59,900.  Eves: 886-9770. #32  Brand new 3 bedroom home on  Malaview (just off Pratt). Sparkling white with bay window.  Phone owner eves, or weekends:  886-2164. #32  5V_ acres land, year round creek  in Roberts Creek area, $7,000.  Down and assume mortgage of  10% interest @$200. per month,  approx. price $27,000. 885-3881.  Lot 70' x 130', power, water,  driveway. Ready to build. 1  block from Sunnycrest Plaza.  $13,500. o.b.o 886-9102. #32  For sale by owner: 3 bdrm post  &-beam home near tennis courts.  Gibsons. $35,000. 886-7566  Eves, after 4:00.  By owner: Selma Park home on  large lot, panoramic ocean view.  1400sq.ft.,2bdrms. up, 2 down.  Heatilator fireplace on each level.  Sundeck, fenced yard. F.P.  $72,500. Call 885-3773. #32  Spacious 3 bedroom family home  in Langdale. Large granite fireplace in 16' x 30' living room.  Custom walnut kitchen cabinets,  new kitchen appliances included.  Beautiful view. ClC3e to ferry and  one block from school. Garage  workshop, fruit trees. F.P.  $49,500. Call eves: 886-2090.  ' Lot for sale in Sechelt near  Hackett Park, fully serviced.  Asking $11,500. 596-7022  Lot; 65'x130' on Cochrane Road.  Phone after 6 p.m.: 886-7407.  3 Bedroom home, full basement.  Electric heat, on 6 acres close to  Gibsons. Phone 886-7832 or  886-2813.  Large lot for sale, 12x60 trailer  pad; on North Road, 12x60 workshop, 12x12 pumphouse, hydro  pole in ready for building or for  trailer. Asking $12,500. Offers.  886-9041   By owner: Halfmoon Bay, beautiful! waterfront property, approx.  60,'x175'. Lovely Arbutus trees,  sewer, hydro & water included.  Lot #48, Trueman Road. $33,000.  576-6261  Property  BONNIEBROOK CAMP &  TRAILER PARK  For sale: 2 good view  lots on  Chaster   Road,   1,000  ft.   from  waterfront, utilities. 886-2887.  New 3 bedroom home, family  room, basement, 2 car garage,  carport, view of Trail Bay,  $61,000. 885-2503.  In Langdale, 79' x 150' lot for.  sale. Near school, beautiful view,  by owner: 112-255-4805.  MoTMle~HjQme$,\  Coast News, August 9,1977.  11.  Boots  A number to note:  885-3521  WHARF REALTY LTD.  MUST SELL  '/_ acre lot.     Water,  power &.  drive way, cleared building site.  $10,700. o.b.o. 885-9798.  TEXADA ISLAND  Close to beach, roomy 3-bdrm,  ensuite plbg., dream kitchen with  dishwasher, garburetor, rge.,  frig., washer, dryer, rugs,  drapes, cable TV, public water,  semi-furn. Fenced garden,  flowers, shrubs, lawn. V_-basement, Vi acre, low taxes. Near  store, med. clinic, airfield. Old  folks selling below market value  at $45,000.00 Box 60, Gillies  Bay, B.C. VON 1WO or phone  112-486-7717. #34  By. owner ��� why pay rent? 12x60  with 12x80 utility room. 14x30  workshop. 13x30 carport on  50x160 lot. Fully furnished,  airconditioned, good garden.  Many other features. $35,000.  West Sechelt. 885-9535. tfn  WEST SECHELT  Smart new energy-conscious  3 bdrm house of 1,559 sq. ft.,  with double carport. 885-9777.  #31  Marlene Road - Roberts Creek  Completely remodelled 3 bdrm  home. Located on large beautifully treed corner lot! $47,000.  885-3604. #34  Wanted to  Rent  Reliable person wishes to rent  small house or cottage. Will do  care taking. 885-3428 or 886-9390.  . #32  Sr. citizen needs small cabin in  or near Sechelt. Reasonable  rent. 886-7592.  Family, 2 or 3 bedroom house,  dn ? sbtne "acreage in7 Roberts  Creek-Gibsons area. 596-6576.  Call collect. #32  Mobile Homes  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  Units now on display-phone:  886-9826  NEW UNITS  Tbe ew 14ft. wides are here.  14x70 Meadowbrook - 3 bdrm. &  den. Master bdrm. has ensuite.  plumbing. Mirrored closet doors.  All appliances incl. built-in dishwasher & dryer. Built-in china  cabinet. Completely furn. &  decorated.  12x60 Colony. 2 bdrm. Reverse  aisle plan.  USED UNITS  1966 Chickasha 10x50 - 3 bdrm.  furnished with 14x20 extension.  Loads of cupboards. Set up on  large well landscaped lot.  1975 Statesman 24x48 double  wide. All appliances including  built-in dishwasher. 2 bdrms. or  3 bdrms. Carpeted thoughout.  Electric fireplace. Built-in china  cabinet. Large corner lot with 2  paved driveways. Lovely attached  sundeck. Very good condition.  1975 Atco. 3 bdrms. and separate  dining rm. Unfurnished.  MUST SELL!  1973 12' x 60' Bendix trailer.  2 bedrooms, asking $7,500.  886-7350,886-8088. #32  BONNIEBROOK CAMP  & TRAILER PARK  Two choice mobile  home sites  available.    Gower Pt. Rd. Call:  886-2887  FOR SALE - SHAW ROAD  4 years old, 1560 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms,  2 full baths, full basement, 2 fireplaces  and barbeque. 700 sq. ft. sundeck,  fully landscaped and more. A superior  quality home.  $59,500 TERMS  886-7668  12 x 55 Pathfinder trailer in  excellent condition. Has two bedrooms, one on each end, makes  larger living area, car-port  attached which can be moved.  886-9192. #34  Cars & Trucks  1973 Camper, very good cond.  fridge, 3-burner'stove with oven,  double stainless sink, toilet,  2 water tanks, 1 electric water  pump, 1 hand water pump.  $2,250. 886-9648. #34  1972 Maverick, excel, cond., low  mileage, V8 Auto., P.S., radio,  one owner. $2,000. 886-2744  #33  1967 Volkswagen camper van,  good engine & camping equipment. Best offer. 886-7041.     tfn  1976 Vega, 4,000 miles. $2,800.  Around 6 p.m.: 886-7256.        #32  VW 1200 cc engine, still in '64  bug,   excellent   running   cond.  ' 12,000 miles on new short block.  $150. 886-9394. #32  1964 Valiant stn. wagon, runs.  Best offer. 883-2686. #32  1971240 Z  Excellent Condition. 180 H.P.  O/H Six quartz H/Lights, stereo,  mags, lots of other extras.  $4,000. o.b.o. Call 886-2291  after 5:886-2127. tfn  Reconditioned 16 ft. Reinell  runabout with brand new full  canvas top. With or without  40 H.P. Evinrude O/B in good  condition on tilt trailer. Must be  seen. Offers at 886-2323. tfn  Floating Home For Sale  Inexpensive alternative. 2 storey,  greenhouse, fireplace, 2 sundecks, w/w carpets, appliances.  Quiet scenic living. Located  Vancouver but can be moved.  Asking $21,500. Eves: Vane.  278-5249, Days: 684-6277.       #32  LIVESTOCK  HORSESHOEING  BOB HOPKINS  886-9470 tfh  WeanerPige  $35.00 Call 886-9453. #34  * HORSE SHOEING*  Horse Manure for Sale. T. Bowe.  886-7967  For Sale  Electric  fences   and   insulators  in stock at new MacLeods Store,  tfn  Sechelt.  For Sale  Boats  Storage for runabout boats to  15 ft. on trailer preferred. Geo.  Elander,    Shaw   Rd.    Gibsons.    #35  Sailboats, Yachts delivered to  and from most foreign and B.C.  ports. Moderate fee. Insured,  John Beuger, Celestial Navigation teacher - author. Box  1015 Sechelt. #34  20' Sangster Cuddy cabin  cruiser, dinette, head, extras.  Sleeps 5, new condition 165 Merc  I/O. 886-7160. #34  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  1973 Davidson/Crown 18' Fibres  glass sailboat, c/w dacron sails,  SS rigging, aux. engine, view at  Gibson's wharf. F.P. $2,450.  firm. 886-2738. 26tfn  12' Double hulled fibreglass  ski boat, 15 gal bow tank, 55 H.P.  Chrysler, new battery, electric  start with controls. $2,000.  886-7839. #32  Freshly painted 16' boat. Call  886-2660. #32  Last chance to buy this magnificent 17 foot boat. 1976 Reinell  with 70 H.P. Johnson O.B. plus  dinghy and canvass top. Excel,  cond. Run only 45 hours. Asking  $4,100. o.b.o. Call 886-9110 or  886-9180. #33  17*4' K & C F.G. 85 H.P. Merc.  Full camper top, built-in gas tank,  2 spare tanks, spare prop, bilge  pump, wipers, anchor with 200'  line, misc. accessories. Newly  painted, TBTF bottom. 2 years  light usage. $4,750. o.b.o. Call  886-9508 or leave message at  885-9233. #32  Older style chesterfield suite,  chocolate brown colour. Call  886-2111 or 886-9427. #32  3-way recliner, green vinyl,  suitable for rec-room Or cottage.  886-2670. #32  Golf cart and bag.  886-7757.  $20.00   Call  #32  Propane dryer, tank, regulator,  etc. $100. 886-7079. #32  Trillium fibreglass trailer. Excel,  cond. Includes stove, 3-way  fridge, furnace, 2-way lights,  two propane tanks, spare wheel,  awning. Asking $2,950. Call  886-9792. #32  YOUR AUTOPLAN CENTRE  ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE  Seaside Plaza Gibsons  886-2000 886-2607  V  ���>:  1  f  RATS.. J  ��  y.  you got 'em?|  I get 'em!!  NORTH ISLAND     |  PEST CONTROL     f  WORK GUARANTEED  AT REASONABLE RATES  Local Licensed Operator  The Gibsons  All Nighter  Wood Heater  CUSTOM BUILT  From $310.00  The best  In economical woodheat  May also be used for cooking.  ALL HEAVY STEEL  CONSTRUCTION  BRICK LINED  One Hundred Year  Guarantee  886-2808  FOR SALE  Horses, Saddles  Shoeing, tack, etc.  886-7967  Need foam? W.W. Upholstery  & boat tops. 886-7310. #32  Remington wing mate pump  shotgun with apache case, cleaning kit & shells. Brand new  cond. $200. Genuine 35 lb.  C.Q.R. anchor $110.00. Call  886-9839. #32  Good new mixed hay, $2.00 bale.  Min. 20 bales. 886-2887. tfn  For Sale: Good mixed hay, to  clear $1.50 a bale, minimum 20  bales. Call 886-2887.  FOR SALE  FILING CABINETS  As low as $69.00  885-3258  RIDING LESSONS  ���to Expert Instructor  ���to English or Western  ���to Gentle horses provided.  BRUSHWOOD FARM  886-2160  APPLIANCES  Used appliances on Sale at New  MacLeod's Store, Sechelt.  Peavey P.A.,  6 channel head,  200 w.  RMS,  2 columns with  ^lj^Oesich  ' HONEY  Place your order now. 90? lb.  plus container. 886-7853.       #32  Sanyo washer - spin dryer. Excel,  condition. Gold. $100. Call  886-2425. #34  Windows & doors. 50* to $3.00.  Other    misc.    bldg.    supplies.  885-2565. #32  Kitchen table set, bedroom suite,  Older B & W TV.  Offers?   Call  886-7707. #33  POOLTABLE  used $150. Eves: 886-2935.     #33  Opportunities  PART-TIME  INSTRUCTORS  Part-time instructors for  the   Fall   Program   are  wanted for the following  subjects:  Antique Collection  Bartending  Beauty Care  Cooking, Budget meats,  Chinese, Gourmet,  Ukrasnian  Creative Stitchery  Freezi ng & Can n i ng  Furniture Refinishing  Landscaping  Microwave Cooking  Plumbing  Pruning  Typing  Quilting  Winemaking  Please call Karin  Hoemberg, Continuing  Education, Box - 6,  Sechelt. 885-3512.  Opportunities  * Portraits     * Weddings     *  * Passports  * Commercial  *  * Copy and Restoration work *  Professionally done in your home  or in ours.  Day or Evening call 886-7964  HELP  WANTED  Capilano College invites applications for  two part-time instructors  in the Sechelt area. The  Career-Vocational division of the college requires qualified instructors to teach vocational  oriented students.  Upgrading skills in  Math, Science and English in the basic training  for skills development  program. Applicants  should have some post  secondary academic  training, previous teaching experience and the  interest necessary to-  teach students who require basic academic  skills.  Appointments   effective  November 1977.  Send detailed resume  in writing to: H. B. Kir-  chner, Dean, Career-  Vocational Programs,  Capilano College, 2005  Purcell Way, North  Vancouver, B.C.  V7J 3H5  Closing date for  applications August 22,  1977.  Wanted  Need extra money?  We need a couple or individual  to help us expand our business  in Gibsons. Pleasant, profitable  work, part or full time. Write  Jim & Ann Land, Apt. 3, 152  E. 4th St., North Vancouver,  B. C. #34  FITNESS CONSULTANTS  The Resource Society has received a grant to provide a  Fitness and Prevention Service  to all citizens on the Sunshine  Coast. The Program plans to  offer a number of physical fit  ness activities, lectures, work  shops, fitness testing and youth  activities.  The following six positions are  available October 1977 to March  1978, with possible extension  for a further six months.  CO-ORDINATOR and one CONSULTANT for Sechelt and Gibsons. Two CONSULTANTS to  organize teen-age. programs in  Sechelt and Gibsons, and one  CONSULTANT for pender  CONSULTANT for Pender Harbour. One SECRETARY.  Salary: $180.00 weekly (coordinator) $138.00 (Consultants).  Please state preference regarding work area and special  interests.  Mail application with a short  resume of previous work experience before August 15 to  CANADA WORKS - Sunshine  Coast ������ Community Resource  Society, Box 1069, Sechelt.  #30,31,32  '.QbituariojL  Dennis: Passed away August  4th, 1977. Thomas Dennis,  late of Roberts Creek in his 75th  year. Survived by his loving  wife, Letty, 3 sons; Gordon of  Langley, Walter of Comox and  Allen of Richmond, 8 grandchildren. Service was held  Monday, August 8th at 1:30 p.m.  in the Gibsons United Church.  Reverend Annette Reinhardt  officiated. Interment Seaview  Cemetery. Devlin Funeral Home  Directors.  I:  PROFESSIONAL EAR PIERCING  Fast and sterile. Birthstone  studs, at GIBSONS GIRL & GUYS  SALON. 886-2120  ���t*  9f00 aKfn. - 4:00 ptin:  Come  Sailing!  45' Ketch Babalatchi  Available for charter  By day or week  Basic    Cruising,    Navigation, fun or what have  you... Details:  886-9839  Too Lafe fo  Classify  NAVIGABLE WATERS  PROTECTION ACT  R.S.C. 1970  Chapter N-19  SECRET COVE  MARINA LTD. hereby  gives notice that they  have under Section 8 of  the said Act, deposited  with the Minister of  Transport, at Ottawa,  and in the office of the  District Registrar of the  Land Registry District of  Vancouver, B, C. at  Vancouver, B. C, a  description of the site  and the plans of alterations to existing floats,  placing additional floats,  fill and a seawall in  Secret Cove at Secret  Cove, B. C, in front of  Lot Number 4544 at  the foot of Secret Cove  Road, Water Lot 6347.  AND TAKE NOTICE  that after the expiration  of one month from the  date of the publication  of this notice, Secret  Cove Marina Ltd. wili  under Section 8 of the  said Act apply to the  Minister of Transport,  for approval of the said  site and plans.  Dated this 29th day of  July, 1977.  D. J. Roy, Agent  SUBDIVISION  CONSULTATION  REAL ESTATE  LORRIE GIRARD  886-7760  HOMES  ilk     A  JONMcRAE  885-3670  HOMES  PRATT ROAD Si FIRCREST: Urge  landscaped lot 131' x 134' is the site for  this large family home. 3 bedrooms upstairs. 4 piece, bath plus ensuite off  master bedroom. Large living room with  heatilator fireplace. Dining room opens  onto 12 x 26' sundeck. Basement has  21 '6 x 13'6 rec. room with a roughed in  bedroom and bathroom. All this and less  than 1 mile from Gibsons center.  F.P. $59,900.  WATERFRONT: (lease): Absolutely  level, walk-out waterfrentage lot 60 x 140  approximately. Spectacular view and  sheltered by Keats Island. Good house  with fireplace presently rented for $265.  per month. F.P. $31,000.  Charlie Cairns  885-3606  POPLAR LANE: Brand new home on  quiet cul-de-sac, 1 block from shopping  .mall and 1/_ block from schools. This  full basement home has feature wall,  fireplaces up and down. 2 large bedrooms upstairs, with ensuite plumbing off  the master bedroom. There is lots of  room to move in the full basement.  Large carport. This home represents  the ultimate in convenience and comfortable living. F.P. $49,900.  SARGENT ROAD: Large family home in  exceptionally good area with a panoramic  view. Three bedrooms, fireplaces up  and down, ensuite off the master bdrm.  Finsihed basement includes rec room,  laundry room and workshop. Sundeck,  carport and paved driveway round out  this landscaped lot. SEE this lovely  home and fall in love with it. PRICE  NOW REDUCED TO: F.P. $63,500.  GLASSFORD ROAD: Beautiful, well-  built Spanish style home in new development area. Many extras including arches  throughout, lovely fireplaces up and  down. Extra super large master bedroom, skylight in master bathroom.  W/W carpeting throughout. Well designed kitchen with sliding glass doors  from dining area to large sundeck. Full  unfinished basement. F.P. $52,000.  POPLAR LANE: Brand new home on a  quiet cul-de-sac, close to shopping,  schools and transportation. This home  has many outstanding features Including  fireplace, double glazed windows, sundeck, sauna, indoor heated garage.  Master bedroom features walk-fn-closet  ensuite plumbing. THIS HOME MUST  BE SEEN! F.P. $69,500.  ��� GLASSFORD ROAD: Modern living at  its best. This 3 bdrm., split-level home  has an endless array of features. There  are skylights in the kitchen, livingroom &  dining room that will brighten up any day  around home. The extra large living  room has sliding glass doors to front,  fireplace & wood feature wall. The kitchen has a nook area, while the dining  room will easily accommodate the largest  of dining room suites. The upstairs offers  1 Vi baths and 3 bedrooms with access to  the sundeck, and if you need room to  expand, the family room is just waiting  for your finishing touches. The workshop  and utility area are also roughed in. This  must be seen to appreciate the value.  F.P. $49,900.  CHASTER ROAD: 5 large skylights  provide bright and sunny living in this  large 3 bedroom, full basement home.  Nestled in the trees for privacy yet only  2 blocks from the new school. Custom  cabinets, 2 finished fireplaces, nearly  500 feet of sundeck, large carport, shake  roof. This home is a must to see.   F.P. $56.000.  GRANDVIEW ROAD: Brand new!  Quality built 1300 sq. ft. home with full  basement. Many extra features including  heatilator fireplace, 2 full baths plus R.I.  in basement. Built-in dishwasher,  fridge & stove & w/w carpeting throughout. F.P. $56,500.  NORTH FLETCHER: 3 bdrm. home on  approx. 80' x 145' lot. The living room  and master bdrm. share the beautiful  view of Keats, the Gap & the Bay area.  Features 330 sq. ft. wrap around sundeck w/ wrought iron railings. Separate  garage, tool shed, nicely landscaped.  This home is an excellent value.  F.P. $42,900.  GIBSONS: Highway 101. Really nice  small house situated in the centre of the  village. Close to shopping and beach.  Panoramic, spectacular view of the Harbour and Howe Sound. This one bedroom  nicely decorated home is an ideal retirement find. Especially with the low,  price NOW REDUCED TO   F.P. $28,000.  DAVIDSON ROAD: 3 bedroom home on  V. acre in Langdale. Super view. Fireplace, detached carport off private treed  driveway. Many deluxe features that  only a brand new custom built home  can offer. F.p. $59,900.  AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  Office: 886-2277  Vancouver Line:  Toll Free: 682-1513  CHRIS KANKAINEN  885-3545  LOTS  GRANDVIEW ROAD: Lot size approx.  104 x 105 with some view over the ocean.  Close to beach access, partially cleared,  easy building lot. F.P. $13,000.  FAIRVIEW ROAD: Lot 104' x 220' may  be able to be sub-divided into two. Good  corner lot, all services except sewer,  nicely secluded In quiet area.  F.P. $16,000.  APPRAISALS  MORTAGES  NOTARYPUBLIC  GOWER POINT ROAD: One half acre  100 ' x 217' on the corner of 14th and  Gower Point Road. Driveway in to one  of the many excellent building sites.  Some merchantable timber. Property  slopes to the West for view and late  sunsets. This property has to be considered Prime. F.P. $18,000.  GEORGIA DRIVE: Lovely large view lot,  just up from Georgia Park. Lot size  67' x 108' x 99' x 121'. NOTE! Septic  tank and field are already in AND approved, p.p. $19,900.  COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT: ��� With  waterfront as scarce as it Is this double  use lot represents real value. F.P. $22,000  FAIRVIEW ROAD: 60' x 220' lot in  R2 zone In Rural Gibsons. Septic approval has already been obtained. Near  the new elementary school and ready to  build on. F.P. $11,900.  LEEK ROAD: Just under the V. acre in  Roberts Creek. With some water view  and lots of potential. This 70' x 275'  property is in a quiet residential area  and only 2 miles from the Village of  Gibsons. F.P. $12,500.  WHARF ROAD: Langdale - Excellent  cleared building lot ready for your dream  home. 195' deep with good view potential. Walking distance to the ferry.  F.P. $11,900.  DAVIS BAY: Laurel Road: If it's a view  you want, this is the lot - here is a panoramic view of the Trail Islands, West  Sechelt and all of Davis Bay. This lot  is easy to build upon with many large  evergreens for privacy. Lot size is  approx. 80' x 135'. Vendor must sell  NOW! F.P. $16,900.  ABBS ROAD: One of the nicest building  lots In Gibsons. Level building site with  drop-off In front of property to protect  privacy, spectacular panoramic view.  Slze66'x128'. F.P. $18,500.  ARNE PETTERSEN  886-2277  LOTS  DAVIDSON ROAD: Fantastic view from  Langdale Ridge, (you won't need a ferry  schedule as you can see the boat half  an hour before it arrives.) This lot has  a small creek on the very back of the  property. All new homes in this area  This lot is a full 2/5 of an acre.  F.P. $14,900  WHARF ROAD: At tiie corner of Davidson: With a little easy clearing, this  lot will be ready to build on. Walking  distance to the Ferry. Lot size is 80' x  110'. F.P. $12,900  LANGDALE: Investment value: This  beautiful view lot has but one flaw, it  is partially in ravine. With some fill,  this could be a truly lovely building lot  and at this price...how can you lose?  On Langdale Ridge in an area of quality  new homes. MAKE AN OFFER.  F.P. $7,500.  GOWER POINT RD.: 100' of waterfront,  steep but manageable slope. Hydro and  water on the Esplanade Road. 217'deep  with a completely unimpeded view to  Vancouver Island. South Westerly face  for lots of sun. F.P. $14,900.  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.  ACREAGE  WEST SECHELT: 40 acres of level land.  4 acres are cleared pasture, the rest is  mixed forest. Large remodelled log  house with new plumbing and wiring.  MUST BE SEEN I F.P. $97,500.  PRATT ROAD: 9 plus acres of level  treed land. Blacktop driveway into the  3 bedroom home on crawl space, over  one acre cleared with some fruit trees,  3 outbuildings and lots of potential.  Only 4 blocks to the new Chaster Road  School. F.P. $69,900.  HENRY ROAD: Rural Gibsons 1.7 acres.  Building site cleared and driveway, in.  Chaster Creek is just 60 feet from the  rear property line providing the ultimate  in privacy. This manageable sized  acreage is ready to build and has all  services. F.P. $22,900. 12.  Coast News, August 9, 1977.  Travel  Travel  TAKE YOU OUT  TO THE  BALL GAME!  at the Seattle  Kingdome  only $59.50  per person  Including:  ��� Bus   pickup' Saturday   at  Horseshoe Bay  it Dinner at the Space Needle  ��� Tickets to the game  ��� Motel & Breakfast  ��� Bus  return  to Horseshoe  Bay on Sunday  peninsula  travel  Bobbie or Forda  886 - 9755  CEN-TA TOURS  1666 Robson St.  Phone Collect  Wil 7  RENO $179.  RENO $119.50  8 Days, 7 Nights Bus Tour  SUPER WEEKEND  RENO$169.00  SAN. FRAN. *179.  Hotel & Air Included  WAIKIKI $399.  15 Days, 14 Nights  MAUI '409  8 Days, 7 Nights  CLASSIFIED NOTE  Drop   off   your   Coast   News  Classifieds at Campbell's Family  Shoes & Leather Goods in downtown Sechelt. It's convenient!  TTZJISSIFIEDAZ7S  SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST  MODERATE,COST LOCAL OR DISTANT BURIALS  CREMATIONS - MEMORIALS- PRE-ARRANGEMENTS  D. A. Devlin  Director  886-9551  1665 Seaview  Gibsons  ^^^tJV **s ' Z~ ������'   ���> _- -~��      ,/��^~W~_____  150 AUTOMATIC  Designed specially for the  weekend woodsman. Simple design and construction means easy service  and less of it. You get  many big saw features like  automatic bar and chain  oiling (standard equipment), hemispherical combustion chamber, for extra  power, positive action easy  to operate controls, vinyl  coated Sure-Grip handle  bar, and larger fuel and  chain oil capacity for fewer  refueling stops. Specially  priced for the occasional  user. Cutting Capacity: 16"  SALE PRICED     $  AC RENTALS  & BUILDING SUPPLIES  SUNSHINE COAST PENDER  HIGHWAY HARBOUR  883-2585  CALL 886-7311 * NOW FOR FREE ESTIMATES  NEW CONSTRUCTION RENOVATION  Soffit  Underway here is some preparatory work for  new telephone lines in Sechelt. The gentleman  in action is trying to locate underground survey  posts in front of the hospital.  Thank you  Editor:  On behalf of the players of the  local Sechelt "Red & Whites"  men's softball team, we would  like to take this opportunity to  thank those fans who supported  us this past season and hope that  you enjoyed the ball games, as  well as a special thanks to Lou  and Ron of the Sechelt Red and  White store who sponsored us  this past season.  Certainly without their assistance the team would not have  had the opportunity to have the  great season they did...the first  winning season in a number of  years, the dethroning of the  league champs in the semifinals, the leagues' top pitcher in  John Mercer, and the home run  king, Dave Lamb. We look forward to bigger and better things  next season.  Also not to be forgotten is  Ernie Fossett of the Elphinstone  Recreation Association, as well  as Stan Anderson Realty who  assisted the team this past season  through their kind financial  donations to the club.  To all of these community  minded businesses and individuals the "Red & Whites" thank  you.  Sechelt Red & Whites  Softball Team  Museum  Editor:  The Canadian War Museum  seeks to strengthen its collection  of military artifacts and at this  time especially wishes to acquire  uniforms, weapons, medals,  military    books,    insignia    and  Reg. ...$204.95  159  .95  ��� Siding ��� Soffit ��� Fascias  ��� Gutters ��� Rainmaker Goods  ��� Single and Double Glazed Windows  ��� Sliding Patio Doors  Siding ��� Soffit ��� Fascias  Gutters ��� Rainmaker Goods  Storm Doors and Windows  Storall Garden Sheds  WE SUPPLY AND INSTALL!      A COMPLETE PACKAGE SERVICE!  ��� Temporary BACKED BY THE ALCAN REPUTATION!      _\u  phone number - ^P'M  SSssu   Alcan Building Products  Service. (620 Audley Blvd.,Annacis Island, New Westminster)  An  Aai rtA  ALCAN  K  Pender   Harbour   Ratepayers   Report  The question of whether or not  to make Pender Harbour a centre  for cluster-housing and condominiums moved from the theoretical realm to the real during the  past few weeks when it became  known that a large development  is being planned on the Craig  property adjacent to picturesque  Canoe Pass.  Planning for the development  has apparently been going on  for some months in secret.  Neighbours first noticed surveyors swarming over the property but when they asked what was  up got only evasive answers.  The proposal has been reviewed  by Regional Director Jack Paterson who passed it on to the Regional District planning department to prepare a land use contract. This contract has now been  finished and sent to the developer, Millwood Corporation, for  approval.  The development will call for  14 living units in clusters of 3 and  4 units. There will be a private  marina and tennis court and  possibly a small park, although it  is a mystery where they will find  room on the rocky, elongated  4-acre lot.  Concern among residents of  the Canoe Pass-Gerrans Bay  area is great, although no one  has had time to study the proposal or organize opposition.  Canoe Pass, with its boat canal  and wooden bridge, is one of  the scenic highlights of the Harbour, and in addition to this has  one of the area's few saltwater  swimming beaches and public  shellfish beds. Although the  plan apparently calls for on-land  sewage disposal, the lot is extremely rocky and effluent would  reach the nearby waters in relatively short order.  Ratepayers executive has not  had an opportunity to discuss  the issue in a meeting but it  would appear that the best move  for concerned residents at this  point would be to attend the  meeting of the Regional Board  planning committee when the  plan is brought forward. This is  scheduled for Thursday, August  Uth at 7:00 p.m. but those planning to attend should phone the  board office to make sure the  MORE LETTERS  photographs concerning the military history of North America  from 1604 to the present. Artifacts relating to the allied and  enemy forces from the First and  Second World Wars, and from  Peace Keeping assignments are  also of interest, as are the common everyday items used by  Canadian military personnel in  the war zones, in rest areas behind the lines, and at home.  , These are for display, future  reference  and  research the  Canadian War Museum would be  pleased to hear from you if you  are able to assist in this requirement.  L. F. Murray  Chief Curator,  Canadian War Museum,  330 Sussex Drive,  Ottawa, Ontario  K1A )M8  Egmont Fire  Two water bombers were called  out on Friday, August 5th, to  fight a 60-acre fire at the S & W  Logging show across the Skookumchuck from Egmont. Both  bombers worked steadily until.  7:00 p.m. on Friday and one of  them worked three hours on  Saturday until the fire began  burning in on itself and the mop-  up crew were able to take over.  The logging crew was working  an early morning shift on Friday  when a choker broke and the  sparks ignited the surrounding  brush. The eighteen-man crew,  two Martin Mars water bombers  and a helicopter had it under  control by Saturday night.  "Approximately 150,000 board  feet of timber was fired, not  necessarily totalled," said Ray  Wilson of the B. C. Forest  Service.  J  Chevron  Pender Harbour Chevron  corner Hiway 101 & Francis Peninsula  883-2392  24-HOUR TOWING ��� REDROOFF5 TO EARLS COVE  GOVT CERTIFIED  eves. 883-9698 or 883-2334  CHARGEX CHEVRON CREDIT CARD  MECHANIC  MASTERCHAROE  matter hasn't been postponed.  It is also possible to make appointments to speak or present  petitions at the board meeting  following.  And as if the poor people of  Canoe Pass area didn't have  enough to worry about, it appears  something may be happening on  the long dormant Canoe Pass  Indian Reserve. Percolation  testholes have appeared there  recently.  Breakthrough for Pender Medical  Clinic  We promised a report last  week on the Pender Harbour  Medical Clinic troubles this  week but in the interim there '  has been a big change - for the  good, we're happy to say.  In discussing the medical  clinic's problems it is necessary  to make one point clear from the  start. The clinic itself has no  problems. It is operating very  successfully and, if anything,  surpassing the expectations of  its original planners both locally  and in government. If left on its  own the clinic would continue to  grow and serve the people of  the district according to the best  - principles of community medicine.  The problems the clinic has  been encountering in recent  months arise mainly from outside groups who for various  reasons have been less than  helpful in their dealings with  the new facility.  The first are the . doctors of  the Sechelt Medical Clinic whose  monopoly over Sunshine Coast  medical services was broken by  the establishment of an indepen-  ent clinic in Pender Harbour.  There are many rumours as  to how the Sechelt group used  its influence with provincial  health authorities to throw  stumbling blocks in the way of  the Harbour Clinic's establishment, but even if true few of  these charges would be prove-  able, and in any case no such  ploys have succeeded so far.  The one area where the Sechelt  group has created considerable  difficulty for the Pender Harbour  doctor is in the area of cross-  coverage for patients in St.  Mary's Hospital. The normal  arrangement in cases where  a  number of doctors all have patients in one hospital is for each  doctor to take a shift on a rotational basis during which he is  responsible for looking after all  his colleagues' patients. .' This  way each individual doctor needs  attend the hospital only once  every week or ten days, and the  money comes out even because  the doctor on duty gets all the  fees for the visits he makes while  he is on.  Sechelt doctors have consistently refused to co-operate with the  Pender doctor in this way however, with the result that the  Pender doctor has been forced  to make daily trips to the hospital to care for his patients in  addition to all his regular duties.  The strain this creates for the  lone clinic doctor is better appreciated when one realizes he is  effectively on 24-hour call all the  time he has patients in the hospital - if anything goes awry with  any one of them he has to get  Nevertheless the Pender doctor has the responsibility  always on his mind and can't go  to bed at night, away for the  weekend, or out fishing for au  afternoon without constantly  worrying whether or not the hospital hot-line is ringing for him.  In addition the Pender doctor  is required to put in a regular  weekly shift on the. hospital  surgery ward, to maintain his  own surgery privileges.  . Altogether it adds up to a  backbreaking load and one no  doctor in this day. and age need  put up with for long. Excessive  workload was a contributing  factor in the resignation of the  first Pender Harbour doctor  Henry Birnbaum and it has become clear that unless a solution  was found the Pender Clinic  would fail through inability to  keep a steady doctor. This would  leave the Sechelt monopoly once  again intact and possibly in possession of the fine new Pender  Clinic building as well - an outcome they may or may not desire.  But as we said,~ this week's  installment on the saga of -ther  Pender clinic has a happy endufg^  sort of. >'������  From the first the Sechelt  clinic has offered to sell crossj  coverage to the Pender Clinic.*  The Sechelt doctors would collect  for all hospital work on a fee-fofv  service basis, but in addition the!  Pender Clinic would fork over-.'a  flat subsidy on an annual basis*  At first the sum requested was*  $18,000, an impossible figure,  for the community-funded local;  clinic, which had to borrow  $9,000 from its own directors .'tq  finish construction. Over months;  of haggling however, the Sechelt  group agreed to provide weekend  and holiday coverage only for  a reduced' charge and at the  Clinic Society's last meeting it-  was agreed to enter into a limited-  cross-coverage arrangement  with the Sechelt clinic for the  annual payment of $7,000. This  hopefully brings one of the two  major problems facing the clinic'  to an end. All the directors have,  to do is find another $7,000. Yes,;  donations are accepted and they  are tax deductible.  About the other problem, more;  next week. 77  Odds & Ends  Our apologies for leaving;  Patrick Lane's name off the list  of new directors elected at Ihe;  spring general meeting. 7��� ->  The membership drive is continuing apace, with new signees  roiling in by the dozen.   Are you'  a member?    If you are a land-1  owner or a permanent resident:  in Area 'A' you're eligible, and:  if you're concerned about ordi-:  nary people having a say in how  the community is run you should;  be on.   Mail your $2 to the Secretary,   Pender   Harbour   Ratepayers   Association,   or   contact  membership    chairman     Evans  Hermon   at   883-2745   and   she  will make sure you are visited. T ���. T -  Pender Harbour lost a popular  family recently when Frank and  Jill Postlethwaite moved to Gibsons where Frank will teach'at  Elphinstone.      Formerly   school  librarian  at  Pender  Secondary,  Frank was  best  known for his.  excellent leadership of the com-,  munity    dance    band    Harbour:  Lights, which is now pondering:  its fate. A baton, anyone?        -*-_  Referendum for Pender  Ratepayer Director Frank  White called for a referendum on  the Pender Harbour plan at a  planning meeting on Wednesday, August 3 at Madeira Park  School. "There is nothing preventing a referendum in the  Municipal Act," said White. It  is understood the Ratepayers  have received a letter from the  Regional Board Secretary Mrs.  Anne Pressley confirming this  point.  Jack Paterson, Area "A"  Regional Director, said, "I was  told by the regional board employees that provincial regulations do not allow a referendum.  In that case, I will do my best  to get a referendum if it is possible."  Harold Lane suggested that the  planning committee ask the public at the next public meeting.  Doug Orr also endorsed the idea  of a referendum.  Planning committee member  Al Lloyd said, "There is a danger  that   people   would   defeat   the  Art Show  The local painters, ceramics  and jewellery makers have already entered the Pender Harbour area 'A' Arts and Crafts  Show. The Health Clinic Auxiliary Arts and Crafts Show is to  be held August 27th. Be sure to  enter early. There will be a tea  held in conjunction with the  exhibit.  There will be no meetings of  the Health Clinic Auxiliary until  Wednesday, September 28th.  For further information please  phone Lou Farrell at 883-9192,  Doreen Lee at 883-2283.or Violet  Evans at 883-2625.  whole plan if they didn't like  one clause." Jim Causey, chairman, said "The Committee will  have to deal with the referendum  question."  In other matters, Mrs. K.  MacQuitty questioned why fishermen have a special status in the  plan.  Section says "Harbour  areas are used by commercial  fishermen for a variety of job-  related activities. These uses  are a part of the character of  Pender Harbour and allowance  must be made to protect their  rights of access to the harbour.''  A committee member responded that fishermen are being  squeezed out by development  and the committee wants to prevent this.  Earlier in the meeting, a letter  from local fisherman Ron Malcolm requesting a halt on marina  development at the head of the  harbour was discussed. Malcolm  says the estuary is essential for  salmon fry to acclimatize themselves to salt water.  Fisheries Officer Ray Kraft  will attend a future meeting; lo.  report on the salmon and shejk;  fish situation east of the Narrows.'  The Department of the Environ-;  ment has been contacted for their _  views.  Harold Lane asked that Bargain-  Harbour be included in an-  amendment suggested by Joe-  Harrison regarding sewage out-:  falls into the Harbour. The.  amendment would designate the'  Pender Harbour area as a general'  system whose assimilative capd-.  city has already been taxed b$-;  yond acceptable limits. ; -.  Tom Perry said, "Recycling;  should have been included iri-  the plan." This drew a chuckle-  from Area "A" Director Jacjt-  Paterson who has not supported. -  recycling. His point of view is7  contrary to much of the opinion;'  in the Harbour. '7  The next planning meeting is".  Wednesday, August 17th at;  7:00 p.m. at Madeira Park;  School. The public is invited.     ;-';  COAST  FURNISHINGS  ��� TEAK  ��� WATER BEDS  ��� CARPETS-LINO  ��� DRAPERIES  ��� KITCHEN CABINETS  ��� FREE ESTIMATES  Gibsons,  B.C.  Leon Kazakoff   886-9093  J&C  ELECTRONICS  APPLIANCES  AND  MAKES YOU AN OFFER  YOU CAN'T REFUSE  Inqiia  LIBERATOR  Special Sale Price $675 ^  INCLUDES SUDSSAVER  Cowrie Street Sechelt  CALL NOW, BEFORE YOU  DO ANYTHING ELSE  885-2568  We Service What We Sell- Coast News, August 9,1977.  13.  Former M.P. expects election shortly  Former Coast-Chilcotin M.P.  Harry Olaussen told the Coast  News in a statement released today that he expects the Prime  Minister to call an election very  shortly.  Olaussen stated that the federal election campaign will see  Pierre Trudeau as the Pied Piper  of National Unity leading the  country to the polls oblivious of  the fact that the critical issues of  unemployment, inflation and depletion of our fuel resources have  to be dealt with; oblivious of the  fact that economic and social  equality for all Canadians is  essential to the preservation and  advancement of national unity;  oblivious of the fact that national  unity in Canada has been weakened by Trudeau's lack of leadership over the years.  "What we need is conciliation,  not confrontation," stated Olaussen on the issue of national  unity. "We need serious dis.-..  cussions to resolve our problems,  not bluff and political posturing.  We   must   convince   Canadians  that confederation and unity  means jobs for people, a meaningful life for all and a determination to keep this country together  on a solid foundation of social  and economic justice." ,  "Unless we can develop a  national outlook instead of a provincial outlook there is little hope  for a united Canada," Olaussen  stated. "All of us, regardless of  racial origin, must do our best to  live for Canada. Each of us can  do something to lessen those  divisions that separate us socially, economically and culturally."  Olaussen criticized the failure  of Western Liberal M.P.'s to  take effective action on major  issues such as the lack of an  effective transportation system  and the recent failure to provide  the coastal areas of B. C. with  adequate service resulting from  ��� lack  of concern   and   a   shortsighted policy on the part of the  ...Liberal government.  "Those Western Liberals who  campaigned in the 1974 federal  election as "Western Rebels"  belong in a government-run daycare centre where their rebellious  nature can be better utilized,"  stated Olaussen. "That's how  much I think of them as Western  rebels."  Olaussen, who is at present a  candidate for nomination in the  new Comox-Powell River federal  riding, has already travelled  extensively in the riding during  his time off from work and .is  optimistic about his chances of  becoming the NDP candidate and  a federal M.P. once again.  tide tables  STANDARD TIME  Wed. Aug. 10 0040  12.6   Sun. Aug. 14 0405  13.4  0815  4.8                            1100  3.6  0410  13.3                           0605  14.3  0900  11.0                            1135  9.4  Thur. Aug. 110140  12.7   Mon. Aug. 15 0455  13.5  0905  4.4                             1145  3.7  0430  13.6                             0625  14.5  0940  10.8  Tue. Aug. 16   0005  8.7  Fri. Aug. 12   0230  12.9                             054��  13.5  0945  4 o                              1205  4.2  0505  13.9                             ��650  14.7  1020  10 4               COURTESY OF  Sat. Aug. 13 0315  1015  GIBSONS LANES  0530  14.1  1055  loo   Hwy 101,   886-2086  I  I  I  I  I  aMssffwm  I  I  I  I  I  X  ^viillilhpjuyjjL*  ^���|iuh, // ji /n^ IWULV*  YOU CAN WIN - PRIZES.PRIZES.PRIZES  Anyone can catch a dog fish! Any dogfish could win one of the $50 hidden  weight prizes -ten in all or you could win one of ten merchandise prizes  -��- Dogfish Cookbooks to the first 50 Entrants at the Weigh-in  Station - courtesy of Fawkes Books & Stationery, Sunnycrest  Centre, Gibsons.  -)(- MAPS, TICKETS & DERBY INFORMATION AVAILABLE  AT THE GIBSONS TOURIST INFORMATION BOOTH,  BESIDE SUNNYCREST PLAZA.  . -J^- GET YOUR DERBY T-SHIRTS AT:  Richard's  mens   wear  SUNNYCREST MALL STORE. -        GIBSONS    VILLAGE  Get your tickets now  $2.00 PER ROD EillRy FEE  *s%  DOGFISH DEitBY  MAKE A SALMON HAPPY  CATCH  DOGFISH  REMEMBER. . .  The staff at Coastal Tires will be here to check your vehicle  over and put it in A-1 condition. Remember what we offer:  ��� shocks ��� front end alignments  ��� brake repairs ��� wheel balancing  ��� tires, retreads, bias ply, bias belts and radials  For a safe holiday come in and we will check your vehicle  before you leave.  masiei charge  CHARCHX  1 mile west of Gibsons on Hwy 101  886-2700 14.  Coast News, August 9,1977.  ���vr_r*vi  ���= im��afri -��-J^awn*  *���*   **  **_ �����* >-  mm  ���* ***  -���*  ..*s    -  New Saans store in Gibsons to open doors soon  A view of Sechelt Inlet  "Satisfaction guaranteed, or  your money cheerfully refunded"  is just one of the services offered  by Saan Stores Ltd. who have  just opened the doors of their  store in Sunnycrest Plaza.  Since the founding of the  company in Winnipeg in 1947,  Saan Stores Ltd. has grown to  97 stores throughout Western  Canada and Western Ontario  with additional units scheduled  for 1978 and have earned the  refutation of selling quality  merchandise      at      reasonable  prices.  Saan Stores can best be des-.  cribed as a family clothing and  footwear store and offers good  selections for men, women and  children. The clothing and  footwear is in a medium price  range and Saan buyers scour  both Canadian and foreign,  markets to bring to their customers the latest in fashion and  quality at the best possible prices.  A constant effort is made by  Saan buyers to maintain, stocks  needed to meet the needs of the  community it serves, bearing in  mind the family budget.  -  Saan Stores are a part of the  general distributors group of  companies, totally Canadian-  owned and include Metropolitan  Stores of Canada, Greenburg  Stores Ltd. and General Distributing Ltd.  On Monday morning, August  15, the new Gibsons store will  open its doors to a big opening  sale that will last ten days.  The store is geared to all the  Geoduck harvesting promising  (Note: "Geoduck"pronounced  "Gooeyduck")  Honourable Sam Bawlf, Minister of Recreation and Conservation today announced the  award of a $36,000 contract to  locate commercial quantities of  geoduck clams along the coast  of British Columbia. Mr. Bawlf  also announced that the British  Columbia Oyster Growers Co-operative has received an order  from Japan for 110,000 pounds  of geoduck siphons.  The contract awarded to  Coastal Biochores Ltd. will cover  selected areas from Juan de Fuca  Strait, Strait of Georgia to QUeen  Charlotte Strait, complementing  surveys and biological studies of  the clam already conducted by  the   Marine   Resources   Branch  in southern coastal areas.  Mr. Bawlf said he was pleased  with the recent developments and  particularly with the order from  Japan. "Washington    State  has developed a $5 to $7 million  geoduck industry in recent  years," he said. "I am confident  that development of this clam  fishery will add as much as  $3,000,000 annually to the  British Columbia economy  within five years."  World demand for the geoduck  is unusally high and prices are  very attractive. Average weight  of the clam, which is found  in 30 - 60 feet of water, is 2V_  pounds, with some reaching 8  pounds. Limited commercial  harvesting is now taking place in  British Columbia but the development of this new  fishery  has  been restricted, among other  things because of lack of familiarity with the location of the clam  beds and with harvesting methods.  A large majority of all clams  presently harvested are handled  or processed through the B.C.  Oyster Industry, which is under  the jurisdiction of the Marine  Resources Branch of Mr. Bawlf's  Ministry. "We are co-operating  with federal authorities in the  development of new management  plans for geoducks," said Mr.  Bawlf. "They are responsible for  the resource, while we regulate  the processing."  For further information phone  387-1537.  Guess Where!  Usual prize for correct location of the above.  Send you entries to the Coast News, Box 460,  Gibsons. Last week's winner was Heather  Hogan, Box 514, Gibsons who correctly located  the picture object as being at Cosy Corners,  the Petersons house at the edge of Gibsons  as you travel along Marine Drive towards Lang  dale.  Sound Construction  Car pen ter- Con tractor  Interior Finishing  \       'V  House. Framing  Concrete Form Work  Gary Wallinder   886-2316  Box 920        Gibsons  \  Windsor  much more than just plywood  1  IMPERIAL HARDBOARD  Panelling  AxBVa" Vee Groove  Hickory Pattern - Service Grade  '4.49 sht.  a  1" x 1" Mosaic  Ceramic Tile  4 Nice Colours  69* sq.ft.  1" x 5" Select  Pine Channel  Siding  Rough Channel Face  Smooth Vee Groove Back  17  linear  ft.  I  4x8    9/16" #1 Grade  K3 Particle  Board  *3.98 sht.  $  _* Lif    ~���~--~~^���-^���-^mmm^m^mmmmm^mmmmmKmmmmmm  II ij i I/WindsorPlywood  Gibsons  886-9221  WINDSOR  TlIPlYWOOftPfmi  SUNNYCREST SHOPPING CENTRE  7  Monday August 15th  ���& Clothing & Footwear  for the entire family  <&    Watch for our flyer  in next week's Coast News  Our Manager, Duart Boyle invites  you to stop by and take advantage of  our many Grand Opening Specials.  e.g. Men's  G.W.G. Jeans  *12.97 !  CANADIAN  OWNED <  latest merchandising methods  including the new NCR 250  computer tills for fast service on  the ready-on-demand merchandise.  . On hand for the Saan opening  is Mr. N. Draper, district manager for the Interior.  Store manager is Mr. Duart  Boyle who brings to Saan Stores  many years of experience in the  clothing trade and will be on hand  at all times to ensure good service and give general support  to the community.  CLASSIFIED NOTE  Drop off your Coast News  Classifieds at Campbell's Aunlly  Shoes &.Leather Goods In downtown Sechelt. It's convenient!  G  TRAVEL TALK  n  BEN SIMEN-FALVY  SAIL THE  CARIBBEAN  'Fantome' Schooner  282 feet  The places I've seen,  The stories I've told.  Brought to you by Aristotle  Onassls, Commodore Vander-.  bllt, The Duke of Westminster  and Ben.  The Flagship of the Windjammer Fleet. The Fantome is  a truly great schooner in a  class with the nobelst of sailing ships in history. She was  originally built for the Duke  of Westminster as a private  floating palace. Aristotle  Onassis purchased her as a.  wedding gift for Prince Ranier ;  and Princess Grace.  Now you can sail her in the  Caribbean; the only rule  aboard ship is to live the way  you like it. If you want to  pitch in with the crew, hoist  the sails, try navigation,  that's great. If you want to  relax, feet on the rail, face  the sun, that's great too.  Same goes for dress; bikini,  shorts, maybe shirts, or dress  up for a big evening out  ashore. It's up to you.  Food aboard is abundant.  Three great meals a day plus  a midnight buffet under the  stars. Icy Bloody Marys on  the house every morning. Tall  rum punches on the house  every afternoon. Wine with  dinner every evening.  Days of sunshine and high  white sails in the wind.  (Seasickness is a rarity aboard  since the wind on the sails  prevents a rolling motion.)  Spend a day beachcombing,  snorkeling or shop in a bustling native straw market on  some far-off green island. No  fixed schedule; go where the  wind blows; your ship is your -  hotel. From $295.00/perso.n  including your meals.  When people say, "this is  the life", this is the life  they're talking about.  CONTINENTAL  TRAVEL  Trail Bay Mall  Sechelt, B.C.  885-3277  u  ii


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