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 --^.  f*  t  V8V ;\4   till1&/q_  27 E< '77     sj#>g  < O  ,'^^05'tr-  V   EG yX1"^^  4  he Sunshine  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  25* per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  Volume 30, Number 39  September 27,1977  School construction  activity continues  Progress of the various construction projects dominated the  activities of the school board of School District #46 at their  regular meeting held on Thursday, September 22nd..  Trustees learned that the new elementary school on Chaster  Road has been completed within $6,000 of the estimated cost.  This excess was occasioned by delays external to the School  District. Prompt approval of spending estimates by the Department of Education, the trustees learned, should also make it  possible for the Pender Harbour Secondary School to be completed by the end of May next year.  The trustees of the school district decided that enrolment at  the Madeira Park Elementary School now justified going ahead  with the extension planned for that school. The matter was  tabled until enrolment figures had firmed up at the preceding  school board meeting.  The situation on Bowen Island,  where a new school is also being  planned, is not yet clear, however. The board originally had  sought to acquire property adjacent to the present school site  from Mr. James but when negotiations did not go well there  they turned their attention to  another piece of property on the  island. At the meeting of the  board held on September 8th,  the trustees learned that negotiations had run into some difficulty  there too but that since Mr.  James had relinquished control  of the property adjacent to the  school and the former and again  owners were interested in concluding the transaction with the  school board that the original  plan should be pursued. Again  at the meeting of the 22nd, however, the board learned that delay  was inevitable as James had  until November 12th to redeem  ownership and in any event there  was a possibility that Glenmont  Holdings, with whom James had  been associated, may on or before that time procure the proper--  ty. .The 'matter has been left in  abeyance    until    the    situation  creed the sprinkler system to be  unnecessary in a school of the  highly fire-resistant design of  the new secondary school. It  has been learned, however,  that the regional board intends to  bring water into the Garden Bay  area and in that event the regional water mains will run right  past the school ��� site thereby  ensuring adequate water for consumption and for emergency  use too.  In other school board business,  it was learned that progress on  the Native Environmental Studies  Program was still awaiting the  results of the applications made  by the Sechelt Indian Band for  funds. The policy whereby new  schools will not be named after  individuals was ratified at the  September 22nd meeting. The  policy had originally been drafted  at a meeting held on July 28th.  Roberts Creek  input from  provincial  agencies  The Roberts Creek Planning  Committee will hold a second  public meeting oh Wednesday,,  October 5, 1977 to discuss the  second   draft   of   the   Roberts  The freighter Star Bulford loads up with pulp at the Port Mellon wharf. - The freighter was the first boat to call after the recent mill shut-down.  Port Mellon s  Municipal elections  JElHiS^^~��i-^-7*. .<*_i.:...^..S,^ryv Qs^kiiiOffi��ial*CPnmiunity4.^��iis^  In> the matter of the proposed ��� now renMiied Official Settlement  spnn^er system^ for the new j>lan7 The committee has made  Pender Harbour Secondary refinements and minor modifi-  School, the trustees of School cations to sections of the plan in  District #46 learned that the response to the comments of  Department of Education had de-   the pubHc meeting and additional  Notable changes, are the extension of the residential area and  more stringent regulations on  Sfre^e^.hi^bbrtiffihg^  Creek. ���'���''A;^py"bf^tiie'-piih''Map  is posted in the Regional District  office in Sechelt.-Copies of the  second draft, of the plan are  available there and from committee members.  Mayoral elections will be held Monday of October between  in both Gibsons and Sechelt this '_fi:(X)/a.m. and twelve noon in  year, as���well as> elections for two^tfie respective municipal offices.  ing will take  place       '  (���vHr-w  Tourism film well received  it was standing room only at  the Casa Martinez last Thursday  for the premier showing of This  is the Place, a recently completed  film produced by Tourism B.C.,  designed to promote tourism for  this area.  Photographer Norm Kesier  should be complimented for doing  a good professional job.     The  movie started in Vancouver,  moves to the Abbotsford Air  Show, a ride on the Royal Hudson, then to Horseshoe Bay and  up the Sunshine Coast. Several  of the local people were featured  in this area, Leonard Plourde of  Gibsons and Ray Kraft, .the  Fisheries Officer from Halfmoon  Bay most predominantly.  Deputy Minister of the Travel Industry, Wayne  Curry addresses the standing room only crowd  that turned out at the Casa Martinez last Thursday night to see the film This is the Place which  featured the Sunshine Coast.  The only part that brought a  chuckle from the audience was  when it was mentioned that 60  pound salmon were not uncommon in this area.  The showing was arranged by  the Sechelt and District Chamber  of Commerce, under the organization of Lil Fraser.        .<  Deputy Minister,-of the Travel  Industry, Wayne Curry, outlined  to the audience the accomplishments and aims of his department.  "Tourism,"'he said, "is the  third largest industry in B.C.,  in 1976 it brought $1 billion into  the province, and employed  70,000 people, directly and in-,  directly. Unfortunately this year  it has indicated it is on the decline, although actual figures  will not be known until November."  To counteract this, his department is increasing its drive to  advertise B. C. around the world.  1978 has been named Your Year  of Discovery in celebration of  the bi-centennial of Captain  Cook's landing at Nootka. Grants  of 20$ per capita will be available to communities to further  this idea.  The Tall Ships which made  national headlines when in New  York earlier this year will be  racing from Hawaii to Victoria  in 1978, stopping for a few days  before continuing into Vancouver  harbour. In the five days they  spent at Rhode Island they  brought in a revenue of $15  .million and a similar income is  hoped for this area. Famous  naval ships from around the world  are also scheduled to participate  in the bi-centennial celebrations.  Curry indicated that one of the  potential sources of tourist revenue is Japan, arid by concentrating on that region plus making  a bigger overall push it is hoped  that by 1982 the tourist dollar  will increase from-one to two  billion.  entien'm'Tjoth "viTlages.. In.!  Sechelt Mayor Harold Nelson has  announced his intention of/running again while in Gibsons  Mayor Larry Labonte had indicated that he will declare his  intentions at the next Gibsons^  council meeting, scheduled for  Tuesday, October 4th.  Gibsons Alermen Metcalfe and  Metzler have their, seats come  up for election this year and in .  Sechelt the seats of Aldermen  Booth and Thompson will be contested. Alderman Metcalfe said .  that he had been contemplating  retirement but felt that he might  well run again because of the controversy surrounding the question  of whether Gibsons should join  the Regional water system.  Metcalfe is known to question  the need or desirability of the  tie-in and feels that this position  should be represented on the next  council. Alderman Metzler could  not be reached by press time and  has not made his intentions  known.  Alderman Morgan Thompson  of Sechelt has indicated that he  will run again. Alderman Ernie  Booth told the Coast News last  week that he was still mulling  over his decision as to whether  he would run again.  Nominations for the aldermanic  seats will be  held on the last  rolling will take ~p\ac���X6n' the;  third Saturday, in November  between the hours of 8:00 a.m.  and 8:00 p.m. with allowances  being made for advance polling.  Court News  At the Provincial court held in  Sechelt on Wednesday, three  men were charged with driving  while having a blood alcohol  count of over .08. Ralph Johnson and Paul McBeth were both  fined $500 and Michelle Laakso  was given a $200 fine and a six  month suspension on his licence.  Harold Feilding contested  charges of speeding by pleading  that from his home to the point he  was picked up there are no traffic  signs and that the failure to  comply was not his since there  was insufficient indication of  speed limits.  In Juvenile Court held on  Thursday, two juveniles were  given probation and made to  make restitution for a theft of  $20 from the Sechelt Ladies  Hospital Auxiliary.  One juvenile was given probation and two others were fined  $25 for possession of liquor in  a public place. A year's probation was handed down to  another youth for consuming  liquor in a public place.  virtually cleaned up  77.W*^}��*b^  surveillance flight' checking putv: to have dissipated. ; '^iX-^X^' ��  the Port Mellon oil spill was con- One; of the, difficulties in  ducted by helicopter last Wed-    collecting the oil had been that  nesday.  A Coast News reporter was.  invited to join Tom Carscadden  from Environment Canada and  Bill Hughes, Canfor's General  Manager at the Port Mellon mill  in order to give a first hand report.  The booms around the mill  still showed traces of oil, although  it was less than had been seen  previously. The rocks at Port  Mellon had traces and the booms  close to New Brighton had a  small amount inside.  The only free floating oil was  between Gibsons and Keats  Island, it was about 30 yards  long and only a surface film.  In the places where it had  touched the beaches over the  weekend,  Williamson's  Landing  instead of being bunker C it had  turned out to be bunker B. This  is a lighter oil which does not  collect in globules but spreads  out in a thin surface film.  Estimates over the size of the  spill are still uncertain. The  storage tank is, not metered and  because of its size. . estimation  is not possible.  According to Mr. Carscadden  this should be the final checkup,  unless there are any complaints.  "It is usual to have a few after  any spill," he said, "although  these are not always related to  the incident."  He pointed out,that the rain  plus-what had been collected by  the skimmers had brought everything under control and the area  looked to be pretty clear.  Marijuana  reported  \  Several reports of marijuana  being smoked on the school  grounds at Chatelech Junior  High in Sechelt have been re-;  ceived by the RCMP.  The RCMP may intitiate a  program which will include  acting on any information received along with talks involving  the students which are hoped to;  be effective in curbing use of  the drug. '  The RCMP surveillance:  helicopter found a small patch of  marijuana growing on Nelson  Island and although people were  living close to the crop, ownership was denied and no charges  will be laid. The aircraft - will  be continuing its patrol throughout the remainder of the growing  season.  Three juveniles have been  arrested in Sechelt in connection  with approximately 22 break-ins  stretching over a period of six  weeks. One of the youths is also  charged with possession of  marijuana.  On Wednesday, September  21st between 9:30 a.m. and 6:00  p.m. at Francis Peninsula Road,  a 45 gallon red and white drum of  Esso DX 30 weight oil was stolen,  from the back of a temporarily  broken down truck.  In Gibsons on September 18th,  $800. worth of Craftsman ; and  Snap On tools belonging to Mr.  Ralph Hogg of Burns, Road in  Hopkins were stolen 'from his  property sometime between 6:00  p.m. and midnight.  Oil si  concern  Lockstead  On September 21st, Don Lock-  * 'stead, MLA" for -Mackenzie put-  ; - a motion 'before the legislature  ���- in order to set up a special com-/:  mittee  to   investigate   oil   spill  clean-up capabilities in B.C.  .     Mr. Lockstead said he is deeply  .7 concerned about the number of  oil spills wh|ch have occurred in  B.C. wateriis Recently.  He noteci7that although three  of the last four spills have been  classified as. relatively minor,;  those who haye been in charger  of cleaning them up have found'  it very difficult to obtain adequate^  machinery and manpower. "  "If they have this kind of!  trouble with so-called minor'  spills, whatvwill happen when at  major spillf occurs?" Mr. Lock<  stead asked. > '  He said the special committee*  should begin to work by review-*:  ing the handling of recent spills*  in Nanaimo, Port Mellon, Powell  River and Steveston.  Safety concern expressed  A near accident between a  Gibsons Volunteer Fire Department member's'car and a private  citizen was witnessed by a local  merchant last Friday.  The incident occurred after the  fire truck had crossed the intersection at the bottom of School  Road. The traffic began moving  again and a member of the fire  department following the truck,  had to swerve into the Shell  Station in order to avoid the oncoming vehicles.  It was the opinion of the merchant that in this instance the  driving public had insufficient  warning that the vehicles behind  contained members of the fire  department, and felt that in the  interests of public safety some  warning system should be initiated. An idea she felt might work  would be to equip the volunteers  with magnetic beepers which  could be quickly attached to the  roofs of their cars when the  need arose. "This may seem to  be quite an expense," she said,  "but it could prevent a serious  accident."  Ferry vote  Employees of B. C. Ferries  held a strike vote last week. The  result was 89.8% in favour to  strike if the negotiations presently underway break down. If  this circumstances arises, 72  hours strike notice must be  served.  The feelings of a number of  members of the union is that a  settlement will be reached as  was the case recently with the  Liquor Administration Board.  Port Mellon mill manager. Bill Hughes,, is pictured on the left as he prepares to take a  flight with Tom Carscadden of Environment Canada on a final check up of the Port Mellon  oil spill. Third man in the background is the helicopter pilot.  Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday  'H 2.  Coast News, September 27,1977.  (������_  ��  *  V  ^  K  n  n  %  5  I  ft  I;  CNA  A   LOCALLY OWN ED N EWSPAPER  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  Advertising - Mike Simkins  Layout- Pat Tripp  Subscription Rates:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast.  British Columbia: $12.00peryear; $8. OOf or six months.  Canada except B.C. $15.00peryear.  United States and Foreign $20.00 per year.  Phone 886-2622 or 886-7817.  P. O. Box 460, Gibsons, B..C.  Surveillance  When helicopters first arrived on the  local scene as a tool for law enforcers it  seemed like a fairly good idea. They  were used to supervise the treacherous  stretch of highway between Langdale  and Earls Cove because the smallness of  the Powell River ferries often made the  journey between ferries for the people of  Powell River something of a race upcoast  to make connections with their Powell  River ferry. It seemed that police surveillance in helicopters might save a few  lives.  The  use  of police  helicopters   more  recently, however, must be regarded as  disquieting. Whatever one thinks of the  object of their activity ��� ostensibly the  location of growing marijuana plants ���  there is something about hovering surveillance from above which smacks a  little too much of 1984 with Big Brother  watching. In a troubled and strife-torn  world the tranquillity which comes when  you close your garden gate is a precious  and a private thing. Uniformed surveillance from above is a disquieting  thought, whatever its alleged justification.  Municipal elections  2 .,_*s  The mayoralties of both, of our villages  and two aldermanic seats in each are up  for election this year. From the liveliness  of much of the recent debates on public  matters up and down the Sunshine Coast  it would seem that the tide of apathy in  matters municipal is abating somewhat.  And surely so it should be.  The federal government lives in  Ottawa and concerns itself, or purports  to, with matters weightily national and  international. It is an abstraction that  bedevils us mainly at taxation time.  Victoria is a little closer and its quarrels  and;v claims and counter-claims and  mutual accusations is a little closer to  our consciousness.  It does become apparent, however,  that it is the municipal and regional  governments that more directly affect  the lives of our citizenry and perhaps  the apparent abatement in the high tide  of apathy signifies that more people  are becoming clearly aware of this fact.  It is to be hoped, then, that as the season  progresses and nomination time comes  closer that capable and responsible  people are beginning to think in terms  of offering themselves for public service.  If the inevitable changes that time will  bring to our Sunshine Coast are going to  come about in an orderly and satisfying  fashion it will be because thoughtful,  intelligent, and responsible men and  women have realized that the future is  ours to shape and that this is no where  more clearly apparent than it is close to  home. Let's turn the questions of the  directions that the future will show us  over in our minds in the next few weeks  and ask ourselves, all, if we have something to contribute and if so let us stand  ready to contribute it.  Give thanks  The chill rains which have come in  the last few weeks reminding us of  summer's end have abated and of late  there is the promise that before us lies  the poignant clarity of autumnal sunshine.. Suddenly the skies are empty  of the wheeling flocks of migratory birds  practising for their great journeys; the  decisuous trees in some cases are advanced in their seasonal change and even  begin to undress; the morning sun  catches and silvers the heavy dew and  we are again in that most moving and  magic of seasons, a Canadian Fall.  May your gardens be fruitful and may  you approach the season of thanksgiving  with a clear comprehension of the many,  many reasons there yet are for giving  thanks. It is blessed to be alive in such a  place as this and at such a time.  .from the files of Coast News  niber^  smbi  5YEARSAGO  At the request of the regional board,  Chief Henry Paul will represent the  Sechelt Indian Band Council at regional  planning committee meetings.  The second issue of the Raincoast  Chronicles is printed.  Ken Devries expands his carpet store  in the latest new building on Highway  101 in Gibsons.  10 YEARS AGO  A change of official name from Gibson's Landing to Gibsons will be the subject of a referendum along with municipal  elections in December. This was decided  at the last village council meeting. The  council has been trying to change the  name for the past two years.  Two public school buildings will light  up Wednesday and Thursday night when  adults begin registering in the school  district's night classes.  15 YEARS AGO  Disappointment over the lack of  interest shown by people most concerned  in the improvement of Gibsons Harbour  was expressed at a meeting of Gibsons  and area Board of Trade.  It has only been recently discovered  that Powell Lake near Powell River, has  its lower levels filled with old sea water  although its upper 600 feet are fresh  and contain the usual assortment of  fresh water plankton and fishes.  20 YEARS AGO  With the new wing of the Elphinstone  Junior Senior High School sufficiently  completed to permit use of the classrooms, the students returned from their  holiday to swell the total enrolment  of the high school to 415, an increase  of 71 over last year.  From the advertising department:  You can help your merchants and improve your community by doing your  shopping at home. The Coast News.  25 YEARS AGO  Sunday morning saw 15 Sechelters  out with saws and axes to fell timbers  on the road allowance around Hackett  Park and on the playground portion of  the park. The park is for the people of  Sechelt and their families.  James Sinclair M.P. told the Gibsons  Board of Trade last week that the B.C.  Telephone Co. would take over the  telephone service on the peninsula,  probably before the end of next year.  Hopkins Landing, 1934. Fortunate contestants in the West Howe  Sound Regatta of that year are shown aligned beside Piper Eric  Thomson. Admitted to the British Columbia Bar Association in 1915,  Eric made his first excursion to Hopkins during that same year.  In 1930 he built the home in which he still lives, at 88 undoubtedly  the oldest practising member of the legal profession throughout the  land. In 1904, Eric joined the kilted cadet corps in Scotland. "If it  is in him, it will out; if not, let him take to the sword ,and the nets,"  said an old piper maxim. It was in Eric, and he did indeed become a  piper. Year after year, he piped at fall fairs, at regattas, and at  Armistice Day ceremonies. On one Burns Night occasion at Port  Mellon, before the existence of a road thither, he gave the Selkirk  Grace, piped in the haggis, accompanied the dancing girls, and  performed the Immortal Memory. As Eric recalls the event, neither  tumultuous storm nor a tubful of burst plastic-wrapped haggis  (Eric's description of which can be imagined by some but will be  omitted for all) in any way diminished the festivities of that evening.  As Laird of Quoys, Eric, in the company of his wife, Mary, returned  many times to his ancestral Orkney home. On one visit he donated a  bench beside Edinburgh's famous Princes Street. Here, treasured  pipe clasped under his arm, Eric Thomson is seen arrayed in the  Royal Scottish Tartan, the red, gold, and green of which date back to  a Caledonian legion ofthe Roman Empire. Mercifully, space forbids  comment on the chap to the extreme left, beyond rows of citizens  many of whom are still well known on the Sunshine Coast. Helen  McCall photo, courtesy George Hopkins family collection and Elphinstone Pioneer Museum. * L. R. Peterson  Musings  John Burnside  Slings & Arrows  George Matthews  It is entirely possible that my  expectations of the recent B.C.  small town newspaper convention  were absurdly high. When I  lived in the Yukon I got copies  of the I. F. Stone Weekly. I'd  heard all about Bob Edwards and  his famous Calgary Eye-Opener  and of course I'd heard about  B.C.'s own Ma Murray of Lillooet  and I was hoping that some  sparks would be struck at the  gathering held in Vancouver last  ,week of the publishers of weekly  ; newspapers from all over B.C.  _ fondly imagined that there'  would be crusty, profane old  conservatives locking ideological  horns with blazing-eyed idealistic  young radicals. That there  would, in short, be some human  spice to the proceedings.  The fact is that whole thing  was as bland as saltless porridge.  It was depressing, and more  than depressing, it was a little  frightening. The location Was a  question mark from the beginning. The Airport Inn in Rich-'  mond is a structure of a science  fiction type of unreality. I ratio-7  nalized the location by seeing it  as convenient to the airport and  those flying in from afar, and so  no doubt it was. But the fact of  the matter remains that it was  somehow difficult to imagine that  one was in touch with grassroots  British Columbia in the slick  stylized anonymity of the Airport  Inn.  It was not the location, however, that was most unsettling.  A glance at the program indicated that there would be receptions, dinners, lunches and  speakers provided by the major  powers in the province. The  first day saw a reception hosted  by C.P.R. after an unveiling of  Datsun automobiles. Bob Bonner, chairman of B.C. Hydro  was the speaker at lunch on the  Thursday at a luncheon provided by that corporation. In  the evening it was B.C. Telephone and MacMiilan Bloedel.  Friday saw Labatt Breweries,  the B.C. Government, the C.N.R.  and Imperial Oil hosting various  functions.  Now I have nothing against  free dinners, any more than the  next man, but I found the bland  and gushing gratitude expressed  by the small town paper publishers to be disconcerting in the  extreme. Bob Bonner, with ,  massive composure informed us  that Hydro rates would continue  to rise and that Hydro would  continue to build dams. The  only time the world environment was used during the entire  convention, it seemed to me,  was when Bonner used it disparagingly and no squeak of protest was heard from the opinion  moulders of B.C. One young  man did get up, apparently because he lived downstream from ���  the Revelstoke Dam, and aplolo-  getically and hesitantly asked a  question ofthe B.C. Hydro chief.  He spoke, it seemed, into a wall  of disapproval from his associate  publishers and everyone chuckled  appreciatively when Bonner informed him grandly, "If you are  now confused it is because you  are informed."  Now I am all for courtesy,  especially to hosts, but surely  there might have been some fire  of discussion lit. Surely something controversial might have  been asked or stated. Instead  there was a shallow, back-slapping hospitality and an absolute  absence of any dialogue. As in  a stylized dance the chairman  would ask a publisher to rise to  thank the speaker and publisher  after publisher would gush his  grateful platitudes.  Everything, the convention  seemed to tell us, was for^ the  best in the best of all possible  worlds. And yet, and yet are  there not still careless logging  practices which ruin salmon  runs? Are there not the immense  dangers of oil spills with virtually  no means of counteracting them?  Is the economy not in some considerable difficulty? If the people  whose task it is to keep their  communities informed and thinking have nothing to ask the men  who hold the levers of power in  the province on matters which  could affect us all then don't we  have a lap-dog press?  Certainly by the deportment of  the newspaper publishers last  week one would have been justified in concluding that we had  as a society already reached  Valhalla and nothing now remained to do but to eat and drink  and give prajse to bur leaders.  Nothing outside the convention  hall leads me to that conclusion.  Perhaps, as I say, my expectations were too high initially,  but nonetheless I am persuaded  that the community newspapers  in British Columbia are overawed by the power groups of  the province and I can not believe  that a subservient or Obsequious  press is in the best interests of  democracy.  From the statistics which become available about projected  oil shortages facing the world  in the next decade or at the very  least immense increases in the  cost of available oil it would  seem that Western Civilization  generally is facing a crises of  some considerable proportions.  In the toasts and receptions,  dinners and speeches that were  in evidence last week at the  Community Newspaper' Convention it would seem that neither  the blandly authoritative power  brokers nor the people who  should be helping in whatever  small way they can to keep those  power brokers on their toes  are aware that such a crises is  imminent. The program would  seem to call for bland good  fellowship and mutual congratulations all around.  Once again, the root pf my  unease is not that there were no  .radicals or progressives nor any  other readily identifiable protest  groups represented. It is that  there did not seem to be any  strongly Held convictions nor  urgent questionings anywhere  in the assembly. From my experience with the people of this  province I cannot believe that  the blandness I saw last week at  the Airport Inn is representative  and, consequently, cannot believe  that the people of this province  are being well served by their  community press. The representatives of the power centres  present, however, seemed very  well satisfied.  The only "Eye-opener" in  evidence last week was the wake-  up room service which got the  delegates down to their first  sponsored meal ofthe day.  It was the best of times and the  worst of times, as Charles Dickens would have observed. No,  it wasn't the French Revolution,  it was a weekend in town with  my kids.  "I'm going to take you two to  the football game next week,"  I announced to two of my girls  last week. "In fact." I went  on, turning the paternal into  the bizarre, "why don't we make  a weekend of it, a hotel with a  swimming pool, dinner in a nice  restaurant?"  "Gee dad.that's great, can we  eat at McDonalds?"  There we were at 11:00 a.m.  on Saturday in downtown Vancouver. "Well, what do you kids  want to do first?"  "We want to see the baby  whale."  "Really?" I replied. "Why  don't we have lunch and go to  the track?" I had a hot tip on  a nag in the third and was hoping  to talk the little brats into making  it look like it was their idea.  In fact, as is usually the case,  I had secretly planned the whole  weekend and the kids were going  to follow me around sweetly  and politely or I'd break their  pretty little necks. Of course,  again as is usually the case,  they had something quite different in mind.  My weekend in town shaped up  like this: We would walk down to  Chinatown and have lunch at a  little Won Ton place I like. Next,  to the track for the first three or  four races. After that it was back  to the hotel to take the kids for  a swim.- After a quick swim,  I'd put them in front of the colour  T.V. for an hour while I slipped  down stairs for a couple of glasses  of beer. Next, for a little afternoon nap. "Turn that T.V. down  a little please sweetheart."  After my snooze, we would  head downtown. About an hour  in the Art Gallery would be about  right, then dinner in the Japanese  restaurant underneath the Hyatt  Regency. Out to the ball game  half an hour early, watch the  Lions squish the Esks, back to  the hotel, and watch the late  show after the kids fall asleep.  All in all it looked like a good  weekend for the old man.  Of course the girls had a few  plans of their own and this is  where the art of compromise  had to be exercised.  The girls had something like  this in mind: The first thing  had to be lunch at McDonalds.  Next the Aquarium, the zoo,  the train in the park, followed by  a snack at McDonalds. Then to  the hotel, and at least two hours  of swimming followed by a snack  at McDonalds. After that it  would be time for dinner. Big  Macs and chocolate milk shakes  and then out to the stadium at  least an hour and a half early  so they could see all the people.  After the game, a snack at McDonalds then back to the hotel  and watch a late movie. No Won  Ton; no track, no beer, no snooze,  no Japanese restaurant; kids have  ���'ho class at all. But, all in all  not a bad way to spend a weekend with the old man.  With these two divergent  views of a good weekend with  dad and the kids, something had  to give, so this is what we ended  up doing: Lunch at the Seymour Room of the Bay on Bay  Day. We got separated three  times and we were almost trampled by the crowd. The Aquarium  was nice - all two and a half  hours of it. I guess it was the  hour and a half of swimming that  really did me in. No time for  my nap. The next three quarters  of an hour were taken up by deciding where to eat dinner.  "Let's eat Hungarian," I suggested.  "Is that where the hungry  people eat?" was the reply.  "Let's eat at McDonalds."  "I've   had  my   cardboard   for  the day,'' I retorted.  .    "How about Japanese food?"  "No."  "Yes."  "No."  "Why don't we all go some-  ' where different and meet at the  game," I suggested lamely.  "O.K. we'll do what you want.  Why are old people so stubborn?"  They ate all my teriaki. I got  the tea and the white rice.  The ball game was great.  The Lions did it to the Eskimos.  We got wet. They both sat on  my knee the whole game.  Back at the hotel, they wanted  to watch Heidi. I wanted Mutiny  on the Bounty. The next thing  I remember was waking up at  4:00 a.m. to turn off the T.V.  set.  Just between you and me I  had a great time. The girls had  fun and we really enjoyed each  other's company. As soon as  I'm out of the poor house, we're  going to do it again.  Cathedral Grove  by Ron Smith  Rime of a winter's  day freezes  words upon your lips  Kneel, at last,  in the dark arches  of this word-shaped  cathedral  The sun,  from behind ice-topped  trees  blinds you  Cup the light  in your palms  form it into  the perfect image  of prayer  From the book Skookum Wawa, Writings ofthe Canadian Northwest  i* Coast News, September 27,1977.  Pender Harbour Ratepayers  A quiet pool with its small lily pads reflects  the peaceful moment of a soft autumnal day.  Photo by Ian Corrance.  Teachers'  LETTERS to the EDITOR ^_^?__  Soap opera       Granthams  Editor:  1 was walking on the beach in  the Sunlight with the Breeze  blowing my hair, when that big  Old Dutch man suddenly appeared. He whispered, "Ivory  truly love you. Let me hold your  Palm, Olive."  I cried, "I don't give a Snap  for you. Why Javex me?" And  ran away >up over a big Drift of  sand. 1 Rinso fast I fell down the  other side into the sea. The Tide  was going out and washed me  into the Surf.. I thought wildly,  "This Duz it! Lux against me  today,"  Just at that moment a Spic  and Span Choreboy arrived and  threw me a Lifebuoy. All the  .people on the beach raised a  ., Cheer and cried "Perfex",. s > .,;,  ar. 1;, woke up then.. Vel^ Y��l;.  just a cleaning day nightmare!  by E. R. East  Metrics  Editor:  I do not. agree with changing  to the metric system because it  changes everything. I think the  miles per hour was all right..  When they change everything  most people are going to get  confused. That's why I think it  is not a good idea.  A Student  Chatelech Jr. Secondary School  ;      CLASSIFIED NOTE ^  Drop off your Coast News  Classifieds at Campbell's Family  Shoes & Leather Goods In downtown Sechelt. It's convenient!  Editor:  I wonder if you will, through  the medium of your paper, kindly  permit me to thank, and congratulate the people of Granthams, who turned out in such  goodly numbers, (some at great  inconvenience) to vote by such an  overwhelming majority to retain  control of the Granthams Landing  water system in our. own hands.  The late good Mr. Grantham can  rest in peace.  No one knows what the future  may hold, but should some great  calamity befall us, such as a  nuclear holocaust, (God forbid),  our spring would be our most  precious asset.  Through apathy and lack of  interest, we came very close to  losing jthis bounteous;. gift of  nature. Through clever and  devious acts of ommission and  commission by a very small group  of elected officials, who now  stand guilty of malfaisance of  their office, by neglecting to carry  out instructions given them at  various general meetings, and  who, on their own volition attempted to bring us under the  control of the Regional water.  board.  If these individuals have even  the vestiges of honor, they will  immediately tender their respective resignations forthwith.  A small but dedicated group of  members fortunately became  aware of what was afoot, and  through diligent and unrelenting  endeavour brought into the open  this conspiracy, and brought  about the, vote of Saturday  September 17th, and the downfall  of this nefarious clique.  To guard against such a thing  happening again, I would make  the suggestion that we hold our  general meetings quarterly,  (once every three months) to  give the executive and the trustees an opportunity' to explain  what is being done, and give our  association a more direct supervision of these officers.  Since it is obvious that if the  resignations of the aforesaid  nefarious officers are not tendered as suggested, it would  therefore be in order to call a  General Meeting, and a, Motion  to have these offices.; declared  vacant, and a new slate installed.  In closing, I would like to  highly commend Mr. Taylor for  the exemplary and impartial  manner in which he conducted  the poll in a truly dignified  manner, and thank him for a job  well done.  David Fearn  The executive committee of  the Sechelt Teachers' Association  met in an all day retreat at Lord  Jim's Lodge on August 31 to  plan activities for the 1977-78  school year in the district. About  20 teachers, representing all  the schools in the district, were  present.  Doris Fuller, President of the  STA, said the meeting discussed  the    local's   'up-coming    salary  negotiations, meeting programs, -.  and professional development of-  teachers. , ,������;������  The teachers' president said,  "The first two meetings of, the  year   will   be   concerned    with  salary negotiations and secondly  with teachers' rights during layoffs or transfer."     Ms.   Fuller  explained that inflation and.< the ���  growing number of unemployed -  teachers have made these issues  of immediate concern to the STA.  However, she added,  "For our,,  November meeting we are plan- .,  ning a.program,of.the effect of  nutrition on learning,  to which-,  the   public   will   be   invited, to.  attend."     Other  meetings  will  also be concerned with professional development.  Ms. Fuller said the STA execu- >:  tive  feel   that  the   relationship  between the school board and the -  teachers    has    been    excellent  during the last few years.  gnttque*  On    Hwy. 101 overlooking 886-2316  Gibsons  Harbour ��� Antiques    ��� CuriOS  ��� Boutique Clothing  & Custom Sewing  Facts About  FUNERALS  ��� The local funeral home'  charges no fee for pre-arranging  and recording your funeral instructions. Those who have  already enrolled in Funeral  Plans or Societies, but prefer arrangements or service locally,  should take advantage of oar  Pre-Amngement Plan.  ��� The local funeral home  offers all types of services,  Funeral or Memorial, at moderate cost.  ��� The local funeral home  will arrange for local or distant  burials, cremations, or services  in other localities.  ��� At time of bereavement,  your first call should be to the  local funeral home, no matter  what type of arrangements you  prefer.*  for further information  write or phone:  D. A. Devlin  owner-manager  Devlin Funeral Home  1665 Seaview Rd.,  Gibsons      886-9551  This old  RELIC says  There is a  DIFFERENCE  We are a community Credit Union .  Anyone living between Port Mellon  and Earls Cove can open an account  at the Sunshine Coast Credit Union.  Sunshine Coast Credit Union  Cowrie Street, Sechelt, B.C. 885-3255  by the Pender Harbour & District  Ratepayers' Association Publicity  Committee.  Members of the Plan Committee wrestled with the problem of  "average lot size" September  21st. After extensive debate,  it was decided to submit a four  category system for public reaction. The system will have a  variety of average and minimum  lot sizes in a pattern of four  concentric circles.  The average lot size in the  Commercial Core at Madeira  Park and Garden Bay will be Vi  acre.  In the Residential area surrounding the core, most of Francis  Peninsula, around Lily Lake to  Narrows Road and skirting Garden Bay, the average lot size is Vi  acre.  The remainder of Francis  Peninsula, south of the clinic,  east of Narrows Road, the area  near Gunboat Bay over to Irvines  Landing is in a 1 Vi acre average.  Sensitive areas at the head of  the harbour and around Hotel,  Mixal and Garden Bay Lakes to  Sakinaw will be in the 5 acre  average. .  Minimum lot sizes for each  area are substantially less if a  developer uses "the averaging  principle". "  There' is a lot of confusion  about, the "averaging principle"  and what it means. Basically,  the developer cannot have more  lots than he is entitled to under  the average for the area. Some  lots may be bigger and some  smaller as long as he does not  violate the minimum lot sizes  for his area.  Since most residential development will be in the Vi acre  zone where the minimum lot size  is Va acre, a common sewer  system is required if "averaging"  is used.  Larger lots in such subdivisions  are sold under a restrictive  covenant which prevents them  from being subdivided again.  Considerable concern has been  expressed about "averaging",  particulaly in the Vi acre zone on  the waterfront. As long as a  developer assembles enough upland acreage, he can develop  cluster housing or condominiums.  This is an attractive alternative  for the developer with waterfront land in short supply..  There! are ! 421 "'parcel's' of^vadanti  land in the Pender Harbour area  which indicates there is no  shortage of land. There is very  little land on the water, however.  "Averaging" will allow much  more dense development along  the waterfront.  Obviously "averaging" is  open to abuse by developers  wishing to maximize profits on  waterfront land. The pollution  consequences will inevitably  make the present problems  worse. Economically fishermen  and others who depend on the  water for a livelihood will be  squeezed out by high land values.  Recent experience with the  Pollution Control Board in Pender Harbour indicates they are  prepared to authorize dumping  partially treated sewage into our  waters. Common sewers installed when "averaging" is -used  come under Pollution Control  Board rules. These rules are  much looser than the Public  Health Department regulations  which apply to ordinary residences. The only way to avoid  Pollution Control Board problems is to prevent dense development near the water.  Unfortunately, "averaging"  encourages dense waterfront development, when we should be  limiting growth.  Proponents of "averaging"  argue that it reduces servicing  costs, reduces land gobbled up  for roads, and contributes to the  rural atmosphere by preserving  areas of untouched greenery.  This is true. Unfortunately,  it defeats the whole purpose of  density control on the waterfront  where people make a living.  In an area like Pender Harbour with large vacant upland  acreage, there is nothing to prevent a developer from assembling  a large parcel with intense development in the most desired  area near the water. As residences become more and more  dense near the water, eventually  all net sheds, fishermen's floats,  even marinas. will be squeezed  out by high land values and  taxes.   .  In the long run, the economic  base of the community will be  destroyed. There are 60 - 70 vessels in the Pender Harbour  fishing fleet bringing in several  million dollars a year. Development and thigh- land values are  displacing this industry.���: r, -*-r -c ���-. n r.  This is the critical reason why  "averaging" should be struck  from the plan and a system of  flat minimum lot sizes substituted.  The next Planning Meeting is  Wednesday, October 7th at 7:00  p.m. at Madeira Park School.  More Pender  by the Pender Harbour & District  Ratepayers' Association Publicity  Committee.  Judging from recent rumblings  at the Regional District the Harbour area is in danger of losing  its garbage dump. A recent report from the engineering firm  Dayton and Knight recommends  that the local dump be closed  and replaced by a portable container parked' on the site. This  would be trucked to Sechelt,  which would become the central  garbage dumping area for the  district. Medical services, shopping, recreation, schools, now  garbage - there seems no end to  the list of things Sechelt wants  to centralize away from us.  Musn't say a word against it  though, lest Mr. Paterson pronounce us parochial.  But did you ever try to get a  busted fridge into a portable  garbage container?  Another thing that's going to  bear watching by Pender people -  the Regional Board is going to  look into changing its voting  system. Currently, certain areas  get two votes and others get  one, according to their size. Up  to now Area 'A' has been one of  the ones with two and Secelt has  been one of the ones with one,  which has helped a very little  bit to make up for the fact Area  'A' people pay more of the district's bills than anyone else  except Canadian Forest Products  Ltd.   If the balance changes and  other areas get their voting power  jacked up in relation to Area 'A'  then the people here may find  themselves even more in the  position of paying the most  and having the least to say about  it.  A friendly mortgage broker  offers this explanation for the  rash of 300-lot subdivisions and  other neat developments popping  up around us, see if you can  follow it: The Royal Bank of  Canada has lowered the prime .  lending rates with the result that  a lot of people are buying out  their 15% and 17% mortgages  and refinancing themselves  at better rates. This leaves the  high-risk, high-cost money boys  ���*��� Continued on Page  Nine:  PLEASE NOTE     "  As of Oct. 1st we will;  be open  MONDAYS toe  serve you better. I  HOURS: j  Monday - Friday       ��  9:00-5:30 J  Saturday ���  9:00-5:00 \  Your '  Radio/hack* !  Authorized Sales Centre:  ���t  J & C ELECTRONICS  WE  tfi!)       OFFER  SERVICE!  Cowrie St.  Sechelt  885-2568  MUSEUM HOURS  Starting October 1st the Elphinstone  Pioneer Museum will be open on  Saturdays only, from 10 a.m. to t2 p.m.  Other viewing times may be arranged by  appointment. Visitors Welcome.  -.��������.   ~.-nrn  ;>;ii!  ice: Jt'"'  Hfliivjsnrrvt ���si'*-  B�� BUCKLES  Starting October 1st, 1977, the  wearing of seat belts becomes  mandatory for most British  Columbians, in accordance with  new amendments to the Motor-  vehicle Act.  The newly-enacted seat belt regulations  apply not only to drivers, but also to passengers, as well as to those who sell motor  vehicles. Here are the main provisions-  Unlawful to sell or operate a motor  vehicle without seat belts. .-,  Since December 31st, 1963, the law has  stated that no person in B.C. may sell or  operate a motor vehicle manufactured or  assembled after December 1,1963 unless  the vehicle is equipped with at least two  seat belt assemblies for use in the front  seat. The term "seat belt assembly" means  a device suitably attached to the vehicle  and composed of straps, webbing or  similar material that restraihs the movement  of a person in order to prevent or lessen  injury. The term "seat belt" applies to both .  pelvic and upper torso restraints.  Seat belts may not be removed.  It also becomes unlawful to remove seat  belts from a motor vehicle, or to make any  alterations which might reduce the effectiveness of seat belts. This applies to all  vehicles requiring seat belts under this new  legislation or under the Motor Vehicle  Safety Act (Canada).   '������'���.  Drivers and passengers must use  seat belts. ...'-.  Effective October 1st, no person shall ride  in a motor vehicle in British Columbia  without properly using the seat belts  attached to that vehicle. This means that  both drivers and passengers must wear the  seat belt assemblies in a properly adjusted  and securely fastened manner. It is the  "responsibility of each passenger 16 years of  age or older to utilize the seat belt provided for his or her seat.  There are exceptions to this rule. Seat belts  are not required when any of the following  conditions apply:  1. When driving a motor vehicle in reverse.  2. When the driver or passenger is unable  to wear a seat belt for medical reasons.  In such cases, the individual must be  able to produce a certificate issued by  the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles or  by a medical practitioner stating that  for medical reasons-or because of the  person's size, build or other physical  ,  characteristic-that person is unable  ,  to wear a seat belt.  3. When the driver is engaged in work that  requires leaving and re-entering the  vehicle at frequent intervals. This exemption only applies when the vehicle is  driven at a speed not exceeding  40 kilometres per hour.  Driver responsible for young passengers.  The new legislation requires that drivers  take responsibility for seat belt use by  passengers from 6 to 15 years of age. This  means that when a passenger in that age  category occupies a seat equipped with a  seat belt, the driver must make sure the  seat belt is properly adjusted and fastened.  Again, there are exceptions to this rule-  seat belts are not required when either  of the following conditions apply:  1. When the passenger can produce a  certificate issued by the Superintendent  or a medical practitioner stating that for  medical reasons-or because of the  person's size, build or other physical  characteristic-a seat belt cannot  be worn.  2. When the passenger is engaged in work  that requires leaving and re-entering  the vehicle at frequent intervals... and  where that vehicle does not travel more  than 40 kilometres per hour.  Use of lap and shoulder harnesses.  In any motor vehicle, where a seat belt  assembly consists of a pelvic restraint and  a separate upper torso restraint, only the  pelvic restraint need be worn. However, the  use of both assemblies is desirable.  . Penalties for seat belt infractions.  On October 1st, peace officers will begin  checking for seat belt use throughout B.C.  A violation of any of the regulations  outlined here makes the offender liable  for a fine of up to $100.  Seat belt legislation is aimed at reducing  the number and severity of injuries due  to traffic accidents. Start "buckling up"   '  today... and help make driving safer for  yourself and all British Columbians.  Province of  British Columbia  Ministry of Energy.  Transport and Communication*.  B.C  BUCKLES UP  OCTOBER 1  For lurther information, write:  Seat Belt Information Centre.  Motor-Vehicle Branch. Victoria. B.C. V8V 2H3 4.  uoast News, September 27,1977.  WHEN THE GANGS PROWLED  They say the zoot-suit fad  started sometime around the late  Thirties among the Mexican  Pachuco gangs of southern California. The fashion was picked up  by numerous jazz-musicians both  black and white and by the jitterbugs, who trucked on down to  their music. During the War,  the style was adopted by various  fringe-hoodlums who were exempted from the draft by virtue of  youth or strategic employment.  They roamed in loose gangs and  often engaged in battle with  sailors on shore-leave and other  servicemen. Their .behaviour  gave zoot-suits the bad name  they were to carry for the juncture of their popularity. The fad  seemed to go into hibernation for  a couple of years after the War.  Then it sprang into wild popularity again in the general hoodlum upheaval of the late Forties  that occurred in many large  cities, inspired in great part by  that archetypal novel of New York  streetgangs, The Amboy Dukes.  Of course, 1 have no cut-and-  dried proof of this but I am convinced that the book had a great  deal to do with the sudden eruption of gangs in almost every  district of Vancouver. Virtually  everyone I knew in those days  under twenty-five, had read it  and some had obviously read it  too many times for their own  good. Although my friends and I  wore the same sort of drape-  shape uniform, we were, for the  most part, a rather timid and  philosophical lot.   Our calm turf  Pages  from a Li fe-Log  Peter Trower  PHILANTHROPIC  PffTROR  OF THE ARTS  urgently required to further  worthy career...  For information please write  in strictest "confidence to:  "PATRON"  Box 460  Gibsons, B.C  however was ringed by the districts of gangs that most-certainly  were not.  One such was a shaggy aggregation of young Eastend toughs,  led by a tiny youth called The  Flea. We first spotted The Flea  and his boys, on Sunday afternoon in Stanley Park. There were  about ten of them stalking across  the grass in ragged formation.  The Flea literally led them,  strutting at the fore in a black  zoot-suit; sucking on a cigarette  through a long holder. His entourage followed, ..arrogant in  their Sunday best - fingertip-  length suit-or-sports-coats; voluminous strides that tapered from  wide 30 inch knees to 14 inch  cuffs; skinny, black, winklepicker  shoes that could double as  dangerous weapons in a rumble.  There were only three of us and  we kept a prudent distance,  marvelling at their sartorial  splendour.  We spotted The Flea and his  minions on several subsequent  occasions, swaggering through  jazz-concerts or along downtown  streets. One night, my buddies  Joker, Bird and myself were  heading home from a beer-bust  at Deke the drummer's. We  stopped under a lampost on a  deserted street to have a final  smoke before we parted company. Suddenly, The Flea and  Co. appeared from an alley-  mouth, directly across from us  and clustered there menacingly.  They had us outnumbered more  than three to one and I guess it  looked pretty good odds. They  split into two groups and started  across the empty street towards  us. Just then, the searchlight  eyes of a prowl-car came probing  round the corner. The gang dissolved back up the alley like  smoke and we took the opportunity to make tracks in the opposite direction. A couple of years  later, I got to know The Flea  around the Belle Bar Cafe on  Hastings Street. He'd given up  his gang by then and begun to  experiment with heroin.  The Broadway and Granville  area where we, generally hung-  about became va focal-point  on  Friday nights. Guys and girls  from all over town converged on  the district to attend the highly-  popular Teentown dances at a  hall on Twelfth and Fir. These  were generally peaceable enough  unless one of the more-belligerent gangs happen to show up.  On one occasion, the Broadway  and Main gang made an appearance. They were mostly tough-  looking Irish kids with hair much  longer than was common at the  time. They moved through the  crowd with an air of coiled tru-  culence but made ho overt attempts to start trouble.  My brother Chris and myself  had come to the dance to pick  up girls and on this particular  occasion, had struck it lucky.  We had inveigled a couple of  comely young ladies into letting  us take them home. When the  dance was over, the four of us  walked to Granville and Broadway to wait for a streetcar. We  were standing in a darkened  store doorway, necking with the  girls when the entrance was suddenly blocked off by several  sinister figures. It was Jimmy  Norton, the leader of the Broadway and Main boys, accompanied  by several of his lieutenants.  Unlike The Flea, Norton was  gang-chief by virtue pf his street-  fighting abilities which were  legendary. Norton, wasn't tall  but he was built like a brick  crapper. He and his cronies stood  staring at us, their hard faces  outlined in the streetlight.  "That him?" Norton inquired  casually, stabbing a thumb at  Chris and flashing the signet  rings he wore on every finger.  "Yeah, that's the bastard,"  confirmed -one of ;his cronies.  "He tried to. make time with my  broad in the Palms dafe."  There was",-no,/truth to the  accusation as Chris tried to explain but Norton was primed to  rumble and'he wasn't buying  denials. He snaked out a sudden  fist and punched Chris in the jaw.  "Okay, buddy, let's you and me  go up the alley," he said almost  boredly. There (was no way  around a challenge like that' be7:  ybhd grovelling for  mercy  and  Chris wasn't the type.    He and  Norton went to have it out.  The four remaining gang-  members still ringed the doorway. I stood there stunned  with the two girls, not knowing  what in hell to do. There were  a bunch of our friends in the  Black Cat Cafe next door and I  knew I must somehow reach  them. Without thinking much  more about it, I made a sudden  lunge that took the gangmembers  off guard. Breaking through  them, I ran like mad for the cafe,  burst in there and blurted out  our plight. In no time flat, I  was back on the street with about  eight conscripts. The Broadway  and Main boys were already  bailing out of there, Norton  along with them. The girls were  attending to Chris whose face  was bruised and cut from the  rings. We set out after the gang  in a jeep but they went to earth  somewhere in that maze of streets  and we lost them.  To all intents and purposes,  the incident ended there. The  B & M gang were not tough or  numerous enough to declare open  war. But they didn't forget  either. Some months later, I.  had occasion to visit a girl in  their neighbourhood. On my way  to her house, I was, spotted,  recognized and followed by Norton and his bully boys. I managed  to win the sanctuary of the house  and call a cab. Thereafter, I  met the girl downtown.  Thus went the period of my  youth I used to call The Hoodlum  Years.   I was never involved in .  such classic rumbles as the Vic- -  toria   Theatre   encounter   when,  two-hundred    kids   from    rival  districts tangled in the streets;,  nor was I present at the gigantic-  Hollywood Bowl fracas in  New-.  Westminster.      I   didn't   much  relish getting the bejesus kicked  out of me and remained mostly.;,  an observer.  Around 1952, the whole turb.u,-:<  lent business began to simmer;.  down.    I did notice one raiher ;  significant piece of street phenorti  mena about this time.     At an:  establishment   called    Johnny V;  Cafe on Smythe Street, some of,  the    oldtime    brawlers    began"  showing    up    on    motorcycles. 7  They were still wearing the same  zooty clothes but they had discovered a whole  new mobilityX  They wiejEe the germinal bikers.  .,;>._  V  Reggie Dunlop (PAUL NEWMAN), the player-coach of a third-  rate hockey team, hears about a rare good write-up from  teammates WON BARRETTE, STEPHEN MANDILLO (rear)  and  JERRY   HOUSER.  at the Twilight Theatre  The filmed violence of ice-  hockey and a new thriller by the  maker of The Exorcist are on  the bill at the Twilight Theatre  next week.  The hockey film Slap Shot  stars Paul Newman as the playing  coach of a minor league team  with a losing record. Besides  the team's games the. film concerns itself with the players'  mixed-up love lives and underhanded tactics all round. The  technicolour comedy was directed  in brisk style by George Roy Hill  and lives up to Newman's statement that the film is truly' vulgar  and truly funny at the same time.  Because of the expected popularity of this feature, it will be  shown at the regular 8:00 p.m.  time on Wednesday and Thursday, September 28 and 29, but  will   be   shown- twice   each   on  Sechelt Garden Fair  NOW IS THE TIME  Don't wait 'til Spring to service your lawn mowers,  chain saws and other light equipment.  Dealership  for  ARIENS  Tiller & Garden  Equipment  Gibsons Lawn Mower  & Chain Saw Service  OPENS TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27th  IN THE GIBSONS INDUSTRIAL PARK  #5 (Shaw Rd., Behind Gibsons Motors)  We will be open Tuesday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  A very good turnout of Peninsula residents enjoyed the Fall  Show of the Sechelt Garden  Club. One of the judges, Mr.  Bill Brandner from Burnaby,  described the display of cut  flowers, plants and arrangements  as very outstanding. He has  judged many flower shows in  recent years, including the  Sechelt Club ones and congratulated members on their successful  efforts;-"-' :<������ ���?-<������������ ������<  ~t Mrs. Ann Martin of Anne  l.ynn Florests judged the floral  srrangements. Our thanks to  hese two judges.  : The club asks the judges to  ��iake comments regarding the  lilowers and plants to the show  Stewards who eccompany them.  These valuabk comments are  recorded by the stewards for the  Ibenefit of the members and the  improvement of future shows.  ,.. Top prize in the show went  to Louise Balfour who was  awarded the silver rose bowl  donated by the Royal Bank of  Canada,  Sechelt branch.     Mrs.  Balfour also won the Redman  , Memorial Cup for gaining most  points in Section 2, Pot Plants;  and the Janet Allen Plaque in  Section 3, Arrangements. Congratulations from the club to  Louise.  Section One, Cut Flowers, was  ������von by Lou Wilson, who took a  Sechelt. Garden Club Cup. Eric  Bushell took best African Violet  plant. Best Dahlia award in the  show went to Nellie Whaites,  and with-it a Club cup. Good  growing Lou, Eric and Nellie.  In the Junior Section, Cindy  Janiewick was awarded $3.00  for her entry, $2.00 went to Lyle  Chenier, and Teresa Robilliard  won $1.00. Good work juniors.  The club wishes to thank Mr.  Brian Frost, Manager of the  Sechelt branch. Royal Bank, for  the silver rose bowl and for  opening the show.  Sechelt Garden Club meets  the first Wednesday of each  month (except July, August and  January) at St. -Hilda's Hall,  "\-30p.m.  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Gibsons  886-2827  Garden Tillers  6 Models-2 HP to 7 HP  jr*     ������ *-il^r \*\  a cut above  ttffim.  Garden Tractors  5 Models-10 HP to 16 HP  Dealership for  HUSQVARNA  products  Parts for HUSQVARNA &  HOMELITE Chain Saws;  TECUMSEH air-cooled  engines.    Also parts  available for all other  makes and models.  HUSQVARNA 162  A champion in the middle range.  Powerful, compact, light and handy.  A sensational power-to-weight ratio  Built for felling medium-dimension  timber, excellent for limbing.  Pfllil. NEWMAN  fi GEORGE ROY HILL FILfTl  IN  SLAP SHOT  Wed, Thurs. Sept. 28, 29       8:00 p.m.  DOUBLE SHOWING  Fri. & Sat. Sept. 30th, Oct. 1st.     7:30  and 9:15 p.m.  Restricted  Warning: Violence & coarse language.  Four men...   I  outlaws  thrown  together  by fate...      "'  share a  fantastic  adventure  and risk the    f j  only thing    ��.,'  they have    r*��  left to lose.  4��  liJUilU  Slarrinm  ROY SCHEIDER  Sun., Mon., Tues.  Mature       October 2, 3, 4.  8:00 p.m.  Warning: Some violent & gory scenes.  * "r         Week.commenclng Sept. 27th  Friday and Saturday, September  30 and October 1st .with showing  times being 7:30 and 9:15 p.m.  The other movie of the week  is The Sorcerer. Director William  Friedkin has been working on  this film updating of Georges  Arnaud's novel since he completed The Exorcist in 1973. Fried-  kin displays a remarkable feeling  for detail and in particular is  influenced by the films of Luis  Buneul. ��� Star Roy Scheider  naturally dominates with his  forceful portrayal, but the other  leads, French actor Bruno  Cremer, Moroccan Amidou, and  Spaniard Francisco Rabal - also  create a considerable impact.  The thriller has nothing to do  with the occult but it does have  a mystical quality to it. The  musical score by Tangerine  Dream is especially good.  Ellingharn [s  *   Astrology  <m  General Notes: This week's  Full Moon is squared by Jupiter  indicating great temptations to  go to extremes in our varying  affairs. Many of us will feel  more generous and more optimistic than usual and may extend  ourselves beyond present resources. A wise move would be  to leave one's wallet or purse at  home during this period. Nevertheless, compared to last week,  the next few days should be more  relaxing and hopeful.  Those of you.born around the  27th day of either March, June,  September of December should  particularly avoid obvious excess.  Babies arriving mid-week will be  extravagant and enjoy planning  grandiose schemes  the life.  ARIES (March 21 - April 19)  Guard against foolish optimism  and seek independent advice  regarding rash domestic plans.  A loved one may be pushing you  into doubtful schemes. A work  associate needs watching.  TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)  Messages and communications  may seem too good to be true.  Weekend social activities are deceiving and overindulgence may  be regretted in the quiet of a  doctor's waiting room.  GEMINI (May 21 - June 21)  Friends may try to dictate  your spending habits. Pleasant  employment surprises are due  soon but prepare for a tricky  domestic situation as the week  closes.  CANCER (June 22 - July 22)  Loud and extravagant behaviour may see people slipping  away from you. Fascinating  messages, letters or phone calls  need careful analysis as the week  ends.  LEO (July 23-Aug 22)  Friends could already be bored  with listening to your * newly  found beliefs and ideas. Give it  a rest. Weekend purchases will  seem less attractive when unwrapped.  VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)   -  '<  Venus, now in your sign for  three weeks, brings out that  warmth and affection , which,  you sometimes hide. Emphasis  is now on long financial planning.  LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23)       (  Guard against over-optimism  regarding new relationship's,  partnerships or agreements;  Documents need careful checking. Prestige increases for many  ofyou.  throughout   SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)  People can't resist your present,  ideas   but   beware   self-seeking  flatterers. Health checks are due,  and weekend  cash  transactions  could be dicey.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 - Dec 21)'  Strong creative and speculative  urges bring about happy midweek encounters and changes in  routines. A loved one's spending  habits have to be restrained.  CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan 19)  Domestic events could get out.  of hand as  unexpected  visitors  cross  your  doorstep.     A   longdistance communication could be '  deceiving.  AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)  Short journeys  are  bound  to  produce excellent results.    Tre- .  mendous opportunities occur on.;  the work scene and job seekers���  finally snatch up,rare positions J v  PISCES (Feb. 1&- Mar. 20) -,;  Ephasis    falls>   on    financial,,  affairs. The urge to overspend oh  social    pleasures, 'vis' ' especially ?���  strong.   A loved one is likely to  deceive you as the week closes.    7  7  7-)  !"���!.'  5?7  I  -3  1!  ' ���'     -\.  ,    -J._t    9.  ���a     r.  All about  idge  by Jim Weir  The winners of last week's  duplicate bridge were. Bill  Hughes and Alf Winn  Hospital Auxiliary Bridge  starts Tuesday, September 27,  7:30 p.m. at the Gibsons Health  Unit and will be.held the fourth  Tuesday of each month. For,,  further information call 886-2009.  In this week's deal East made  a common defensive error  allowing South to fulfill his contract.  Neither side vulnerable  J :t  i-'A  ���;. :7i  A^xx  ������A-';*"'".' ltt.., ....  of  spades,  and Jiast,^'.cqiferinfe; ���  \\\  NORTH  S7643  H863  DAQ  CAKJ10  WEST  EAST    .  SA102  S5  H94  HAKJ1075  D87632  DJ109  C6S3  C987  SOUTH  I  SKQJ98  HQ2  DK54  CQ42  The Bidding:  ' '      K  NORTH  EAST  IC  1H  2S  Pass  Pass  Pass  SOUTH  IS  v  4S  C  an honour wijth a,n honbur\\b|jer|  trumped with the ace of spades.  South won the diamond return,  pulled tjump in two roundsmen,  .claimed his contract. , ...    ���  nrn If, instead of over-trumping,  with the ace of spades, East had  discarded a diamond or a club he  would have held" the A 10 2 of  trump behind Soiith's Q J 9 8.  In this case East would win two  trump tricks setting the contract.  This is only one of many examples in which over-trumping costs  the defense a trick.. If East's  trump holding was'anyone of  A J K 10 2 or Q 9 3 2 and he  was in a position to over-trump,  to do so would cost his side a  trick. Or if East's trump holding  was any one of A 10," A 9 2; ���  A 8 2 or K 9 2, over-trumping  could very possibly cost his side  a trick. In general there is usually  nothing for the defense to lose by  refusing to over-trump an honour  with an honour, and very often .  a trick to gain.    _ ,. .7'  Opening lead: 9 of Hearts.  East won the first two tricks,  with the king and ace of hearts  then continued with a third heart.  South trumped this with the king  RESTRICTED  ADULT  THE LOVE SHOP-  GOURMET LOVER'S GUIDE '  and CATALOGUE  Lotions, Vibrators, Marital  Aids, Sensuous Lingerie,  Books. Enclose $2.95 cheque  or money order, payable to:  All Pharma Research Ltd.,  Dept. 316X, Box 200, Stn A,  Vancouver, B.C. V6C2V2.  T.J's  has a sound idea  for every budget.  THIS WEEK'S  SPECIAL  STAR WARS  2 Record Set  reg. $8.98  SALE       O  T.J's for the sounds  of __\____QY____\ &  STEREO EQUIPMENT  a   SUNNYCREST    CENTER  Wi GIBSONS 886-9111  (HAH<.K.X Books  with  John  Faustmann  m   w//////////<0r//^//^^^  Firespill  Ian Slater  McClelland & Stewart-Bantam  Ltd.  You thrilled to the horror of  Earthquake. You quivered at the  monumental disaster of Towering  Inferno. You may have even  writhed in your seat at the incipient catastrophe of Airport '77.  But now even greater shudders  are prepared to assult your  already damaged ability to be  horrified. Are you ready for  this? Are you ready, for the  complete, unexpurgated and total  destruction of the Pacific Northwest Coast? In only three hundred and nine pages?  The name of it is. Firespill,  and it's a hot-off-the-presses new  novel by a Vancouver writer  named Ian Slater. The latest  addition to the recent disaster  genre of modern prose, it' has  all the requirements of such  stuff ��� suspense, violence,  mammoth destruction, a couple of  sleazy sex scenes and a bright  red cover.  |MW��WI����  A lot of people will  buy it, some will even read it,  and even more will go to see it  when it gets around ihto a major  motion picture. But whatever  happens, Firespill is going to  have a very strong impact. I  haven't decided whether that's  good or bad, yet.  Well, let's begin with the  plot, and try to ignore the bold,  black, sinister type on the back  cover that seems to shout at us:  "A blazing inferno of terror-  totally out of control, threatening  the coast of Canada and thousands of human lives!" or "An  environmental disaster torn from  today's headlines!"  It is a foggy day off the coast  of Alaska and two supertankers  have an unfortunate encounter  when both of them attempt to  occupy the same place in the  Pacific Ocean. Six hundred  million gallons of high octane fuel  gets dumped into the water, and  a careless sailor with a cigarette  ignites the whole sticky wad ���  about thirty thousand. square  miles of it. Meanwhile, the vice  president of the United States,  whojis a woman, has been having  an affair with the president,  gets trapped as the burning spill  surrounds the fishing boat she  is on. The only boat close enough  to save the vice-president is an  old WW II Canadian submarine.  Can they, make it in time? Will  the mutinous submariners abort  the mission? Does the president  L  of the U.S.' stand a chance of  ever being reunited with his  executive privilege paramour?  I wish I could take this book  seriously,' but it's so difficult to  do. There are maybe twenty  characters in the thing and of  course they are all drawn to the  inexorable vortex of the oil  spill. ���' We follow the crew of the  sub as they kiss their wives and  sweethearts goodbye in downtown Esquimalt. They end up as  nice, tidy stock characters - the  gruff but kindly captain, the  sexually repressed mutineer,  all wrapped up neatly in a grade B  'war movie submarine. Then we  meet the . president, named  Sutherland, and follow him  around the White House while he  . tries to figure out what he should  do. He turns into an amalgam of  Billy Graham and Hugh Hefner,  those, equally bland faces at  either end of the spectrum, and  quickly settles into being a grade  B "Mr Chips Goes to Washington", president. The usual stuff  follows - - the hotline calls to  Russia, aides scurrying in and  out, teletype machines playing  the catastophe waltz.  The book follows the president  around quite a bit, so we get  some really keen insights into  human character here. To begin  with, the president has a headache that just won't go away. You  might expect that if the ocean  around your country was on fire,  but would you expect, when the  tension builds to the breaking  point, that the president would  actually confront his wife with  his seamy vice-presidential  liason? It brings us to the emotional heart of this book when we  hear the president say to his  mousy, Pat Nixonish wife:  "Goddamn it, Clara, can't you  see what I'm telling you? It's -  1 'm telling you I still love her.''  That scene is almost as touching as the description of Canada's  ' Prime '��� 'Minister' ��� as: ~*'.V.'a' mild-  mannered banker with balding  head and a weak mouth," but  I'm afraid that's all the book has  to offer us in the way of human  drama.  There are no heroes in the  book, possibly because there  aren't really any characters, but  there is a villain ��� the oil spill.  Even that is hard to get close to.  How do you get close to 600  million gallons of burning fuel?  How do you even imagine it?  The answer is, you can't. There  are no especially believable  characters, and you can't even  imagine the villain. This makes  for rather unsatisfying reading.  Ian Slater has not outdone  himself by writing this book. It  could be a great deal better,  and certainly we can make excuses for it being his first,  and it's probably going to be a  big success and make him lots  of money anyway. It will have a  strong impact, and I still haven't  decided whether that's good or  bad.  If this book serves to wake up  a few people, if the horrors it.  contains frighten us enough,  then it will have done a good  job, and perhaps we might realize  before it's too late that our  capacity for cleaning up oil is  nbwhere near our capacity for  spilling it.   If, however, Firespill  Coast News, September 27,1977.  # CBC   Radio  Steve Hubert of Hawaii entertained at the Cedars  Inn last week and delighted patrons with his  vigour and versatility.  Broadbent visits B.C.  You'r��/Net A Llttlt Fish In A Big Pond When You  Dool With  O&LWN AOTi C��0Y  We handle I.C.B.C. claims.  BBB-7199  Editor's Note: Mr. Broadbent  is visiting the west coast next  week and, among other commitments, will be addressing  the members of this federal  riding in Courtenay.  Mr. Edward (Ed) Broadbent/  born in Oshawa, Ontario, March  21, 1936, is the son of Mary (nee  Welsh) and the late Percy Broadbent, a former clerk of General  Motors, Canada. He is the  second of three children, of whom  Velma is the eldest and David  the youngest.������>.���     ���������  He attended elementary school  in Oshawa and was an exceptional  student in high school, where  he was selected as one of the  'recipients;-, of the:>-f'outstanding,  student"' awards in four of'the  five years.  He began his studies at the  University of Toronto in 1955 in  Honors Philosophy and graduated  first in the class. His postgraduate work, all on scholarships include an M.A. on the  Philosophy of Law and a doctorate  in Political Science. It was done  at the University of Toronto and  at the London School of Economics and Political Science.  He was active, during his  student years, in the University  of Toronto student housing cooperative movement, serving on  the board of directors for a number of years and as president  during his graduate year.  From 1965 to 1968, he was a  professor of political science at  York University in Toronto.  He first sought election to the  .House of Commons in 1968 when  merely gets us used to the idea  of a major, disastrous oil spill  before it actually occurs, then it  will serve only as a well-rehearsed synopsis for our unavoidable self-destruction.  This is a book that should wake  us up, yet it contains such sleepy  prose. It makes it so quiet around  here, you can almost hear the  supertankers docking at Cherry  Point.  he contested the Oshiawa-Whitby  seat and defeated Michael Starr,  former labour minister in the  cabinet of the Hon. John Diefen-  baker, by 15 votes. He was reelected in 1972 and again in 1974 -���  when his plurality jumped to  10,000 votes.  Mr. Broadbent was co-chairman of the policy review committee for the New Democratic  Party 1969 federal convention.  His political involvement  led  him to write "The Liberal Rip- ���  off" (New Press, 1970) a critique  of   the   government   of   Prime  Minister Trudeau.  He first distinguished himself  in the House of Commons as the ���  Party's spokesman on regional  economic development and on  the Canada-U.S. Automotive  Agreement. Concerning the  latter, his work both in the community and in the House of  Commons was a major factor in '  the government's decision to  maintain the agreement's job-  protecting safeguards.  Mr. Broadbent was one of  several contenders for the NDP  leadership in 1971, a campaign  that resulted in the election of  David Lewis as leader.  Following the election of 1972,  Mr. Broadbent was elected chairman of the federal caucus. He  also became chairman of the  caucus   committee  on   housing.  TED HUME  SERVICES  AUTHORIZED  tsso  Home  Equipment  Dealer  furnaces  hotwa ter hea ters  humidifiers  customized  WARM AIR  HEATING SYSTEMS  CALL  886-2951  by Maryanne West  Between Ourselves, Saturday  7:05 p.m. (note new time) presents a sound portrait of Victoria  B.C. as it is being redeveloped  through restoration. 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Dear Ann:  Is it true that some men like  to keep their wives fat so no one  else will want them?  Taken Aback  Dear Taken:  Yes, I've read that some men  are so insecure or don't'want to  have to be clean, neat and  attentive, that they encourage  their wives, subconsciously, of  course, to be a bit plump or  plain. If she loses the weight  everyone else compliments her.  He alone is glum and talks her  back to her former self. Like:  "You look healthy" or "I like a  bit of padding on my women";  etc. This goes in reverse, you see .  the husband after a few months,  or years of marriage, get a  stomach on her cooking. The  starchy, sugary things he claims  to like. No wonder men die ten  years sooner on the average,  than their wives.  Dear Ann:  I'm in the prime of life, fun at  40 and all that jazz. What do  you think of cosmetic surgery?  I feel young and would like to  look more like I feel. Is this a  good attitude?  Frisky  Dear Frisky:  My opinion is that when you  are a busy, gregarious person  and competing in this world,  looking younger is important because so much is judged by your  apparent age. The men available  to you, the jobs, the clothes,  so much is slanted toward the  young, who don't appreciate  their advantage until they are  older. By all means if you can  afford it and it gives you self-  confidence.  Dear Ann:  I think my girl friend is after  my husband. I sense something  going on but can't really be sure.  Am I imagining their exchanging  looks, lingering behind when the  four of us are going to the car,  very little things. 7  ���X-T"' 'Apprehensive  Dear Apprehensive:  I can't say from this small  amount of information. It is quite  common when two couples pal  around a lot for the constant  exposure to change friendship  into sexual attraction. It seems  even having a girl friend living  in the house is a risky business.  The husband responds to the constant presence. The same condition as having a man live in,  can be a transference of attention.  Draw back and diversify your  friends and time. Show your love.  by Karl Johnstone  The Howe Sound 4-H Jersey  Club recently attended the Surrey  Farm Fair. The animals were  looked after by Mr. Chamberlin,  our leader, Mairi Robertson and  Karl Johnstone. The other members came to the fair on show  day which was Friday. The members arrived early Friday morning  to prepare their calves.  The 1st class held was called  Open Class, a class which is  different from the 4-H classes  in which the members show their  calves against calves from Jersey  farms in the Valley. In Open  Class, Frank Chamberlin's calf  came in 4th. Mairi Robertson's  calf placed 5th, Margaret Kit-  son's calf 7th and Stephen  Firsh's calf 8th. Margaret Kit-  son's heifer in the Yearling Class  \ placed 4th.  \ Next came the 4-H classes,  these classes were judged in  Danish style, which is a method  in which the first five calves get  a 1st, the next five get a 2nd,  next five a 3rd.  Frank Chamberlin received  another 1st, with Mairi Robertson  receiving 2nd and Margaret  Kitson and Stephen Firsh a 3rd.  This was the last class of the day.  Later in the afternoon Stephen,  Frank and Margaret went home.  On Saturday there was 4-H  Showmanship. It also was judged  Danish style. In this class Karl  placed 1st and Mairi 3rd.  Mairi Robertson received the  Herdmanship ribbon at the PNE  for keeping one of the cleanest  stalls. Karl Johnstone received  the Herdmanship ribbon at  the Chiliiwack exhibition.  The club wishes to thank the  community, our leader and our  parents for making this a successful year. Without financial  support;of the community our  club could not have participated  in the fair. \  <3H&  Rl FLES NOW IN STOCK  30/30 Winchester  ���1 39 *  30/06 Midland  $2 25 ����  .22 cal; 243; 7 mm  magnum; 30/30; 30/06;  308.  Bolt-Lever  Single Shot &  Semi-Auto  by Dave Hitchcock \  It was announced recently in  Toronto at the Association of  KigHnen ...Clubs' Annual Convention that the; association'' provided $43,6^9,413.69 through  their 563 Kinsmen Clubs from  coast to coast. 7  Mr. Wayne Boddy, National  President of the Association,  stated: "At an average of over  $69,000 per club, this is the  highest our association has ever  raised in a twelve month period.  In fact, I believe this is an all-  time record for any service club  in the history of our country."  This impressive statement was  presented to the newly formed  Kinsmen Club of Sechelt and  District by their president, Ron  Marshall, at the first meeting of  the new season last week. During  the meeting various fund raising  schemes and ways of serving the  local community were discussed  in outline. Although one. of the  prime objectives of Kinsmenship  is the fellowship which is enjoyed  by the members, the association's  motto: "Serving the Community's Greatest Need" is the very  reason for their existence. In  this respect the club would be  pleased to receive any ideas and  suggestions which would satisfy  this motto.  If you have any ideas for  community projects or would like  to join the Sechelt club, please  contact the Registrar, Brian  Lucas, at 885-2472. ���ste  %23%m%g%%s%%is%a%i^^  Profiles of this place  y///y/////Ay/y//y///y//M^^^^  by John Faustmann  W.J. (JACK) MAYNE  Jack Mayne is the oldest  working Notary Public in British  Columbia, and he still lives in  the large, old comfortable house  that he first moved into, in the  centre of Sechelt, in 1928. At 84,  Mr.,Mayne is one of the area's  most informed historians, and  longtime readers of the Coast  News may recall a series of  articles that he did for this paper  in 1958. His ties to this coast  go back a long time - his great-  great-grandfather was Admiral  Mayne, who sailed here with  Captain Vancouver and Mayne  Island is named after his family.  Sailing seems to have been in down," Jack recalls. "I had a  the family blood, for Jack, like ticket to go to the theatre on  his illustrious relative, spent a Monday night, to go see "Maid  great deal of time at sea. In 1906, ofthe Mountains", and there was  The first war interrupted his  work, though, and Jack promptly  signed up with the 1st Division,  serving with the artillery.    In a  recent   issue   of   the   Legion's  One   Forty   Bulletin,   Jack   has  written a piece about his wartime experiences:   "In the artillery we were not so bad, but I  used to feel sorry for the infantry.  It was terrible.   How they stuck,  it out I will never know."   Jack  was wounded in the battle of the  Somme, and returned to England.  Later, when the war was over,  he was in a town called Whitley  with  thousands  of other  men,  waiting to return to Canada.   No  one could tell them when they'd  be shipped home, and the men  rioted.    "They burnt the place  when he was still a boy, Jack  journeyed to the States to visit  \an older brother. Things didn't  go so well, and they signed on a  cattle boat to return to Liverpool,  where they'd originally come  from. "There were 1300 sheep  .on the top deck," Jack recalls,  "and 900 steers down below.  They weren't going to take me  but I said: 'I'll do as much work  as a man,' so they took me. It  took us 19 days to make that  crossing. The Lnsltania passed  us three times. We'd say: "There  goes the Lucy again.' "  A year later he came out to  Vancouver with the rest of his  family. His father was an artist,  and there was no work in Liverpool. Canada seemed like their  best chance, and almost as soon  as they arrived Jack was offered  three jobs. One of these was  with the CPR, and on his father's  advice, this was the one he took.  no theatre.    They'd burnt the  place down."  He remembers the trip across  on the troopship Olympic, and  the train journey back to Vancouver. The army thought he  wanted to stay on with them,  but he quickly disabused them of  that notion, and went back to  work for the CPR. In 1920 he  was made purser in charge of couver College, used to show up  freight aboard the old Empress of  in Gibsons, and Joe Martin would  chan, but when the friend offered  him a position as postmaster in  a little place called Sechelt, he  took thejob.  By then he'd married a girl  he'd gone to school' with back in  Liverpool, (they'd corresponded  for years), and the two of them  set up house in the place where  he continues to live. They named  it 'Glendalough', after the name  of the place where they'd been  married, and when Jack finished  with being postmaster, they ran  the place as a guest house.  "They were lovely days back  then," Jack says. "There were  only three houses and a store  here when I first arrived:'' More  than two hundred families of  Indians lived in Sechelt at that  time, but there were only three  cars, and only one provincial  policeman, who covered the area  from Lasqueti Island to Pt.  Mellon.  Jack describes himself as  "a willing horse", and he must  have been. He started many of  the organizations in the area,  and was active in the Chamber  of Commerce, the Legion, and  the school board, among others.  He was appointed magistrate for  awhile, and would make the  rounds with the local policeman.  Most of the men in the area,  veterans of the war, had settled  there on twenty-acre grants from  the government, and Jack had a  hard time administering justice  to them. "They were all returned  fellows, you know, and I'd have  to bawl them out in court. I'd  be having a drink with them the  night before, and they'd show up  in court the next day and I'd  say: 'Oh, go on home.' Then the  attorney-general got after me and  said 'You're not charging them  enough.' I stuck it out for three  years and then I quit." The big-  | gest case in those days was a  bootlegging case, and the lady  who was making the stuff got  fined, and when they caught her  at it again, they sent her to  Oakalla. "She made mostly  beer," Jack recalls. "It was  good, too."  Sitting in the office out back  of Mr. Mayne's house, listening  to him speak about the old days,  one can still detect a Liverpudlian  accent in his voice. There's a  touch of regret, too, when he  thinks back to how it used to  be, when folks who could afford  it would travel by tin-lizzie,7and 7  those who couldn't, walked,, or  rode horseback. "I had an old  tin lizzie," he says. "We used to  have to come backwards up  Gibsons hill - didn't have enough  gas for the gravity feed. All  those cars would back up that  hill."  Thinking of those first vehicles,  he remembers, too, a fellow  named Joe Martin who had an  old truck named "The Galloping  Goose." By then, Sechelt had  become a popular resort area,  with a constant stream of visitors  coming up to visit from Vancouver. One group of visitors,  the Christian Brothers from Van-  Canada. "It was a wonderful  job," he says, with lots of "good  eats", and he got to travel to  Japan, the Phillipines, and Hong  Kong/ But then his war wound  got to bothering him, and after  a year's leave, he began looking  around for other work. In 1928  a friend who worked for the  Union Steamship Co. offered him  a job as'purser on the Cowichan.  Jack thought it was a bit too much  go down to pick them up in his  truck. These trips coincided  with other business Joe would  have to transact, and one time he  confided to Jack: "Don't tell  'em what I got in the back there.  They're all sitting on dynamite."  Said Jack: "Joe, aren't you  afraid?" "Oh, no," he replied,  "but they think they're just  sitting on boxes."  Jack and his wife ran Glen-  of a step down from purser on the dalough Guest house until 1954,  /Empress to purser on the Cowl- when he was appointed Notary  Introducing bur CASE  Counselling Co-ordinator  who helps  small businesses  help themselves  CASE (Counselling Assistance to  Small Enterprises) provides  management counselling at modest  cost by utilizing retired business  people to visit your operation and  recommend possible improvements.  Whether your business is well  established or you are just starting  and you wish sound, practical  advice, give CASE a call.  Mr. Gough will be available to  businessmen in the Burnaby, North  and West Vancouver and the  Sunshine Coast areas.  Call JOHN GOUGH  at 990-6571 or write to  Federal Development Bank  145 West 15th Street,  North Vancouver, LB.C. V7M 1R9  FEDERAL  BUSHESS  DEVELOPMENT BANK  ^SERVICES  Public.    His wife passed away  several years ago now.   "I sure  miss   her   terrible,", "he   says.  . They were married for fifty-four'  years.  Nowadays, though, his housekeeper, Ruby Osborne helps him  around the place. And on September 18th, he was honoured at  a convention in Harrison Hot  Springs for being the oldest  Notary Public practicing in British  Columbia. "They wanted me to  quit' and I said quit nothing,  I'd go crazy sitting in the house  all day."  So he still keeps his office  hours out in the guest house behind his place in Sechelt. . If  you have a document you rteed  notarized, he's still the man to  see, and if you have the time,  he's still the man to tell you all  you'd like to know about the  country around here.  Nutrition  notes  QUESTION: I am concerned  about the amount of sugar my  recipies for canning fruit require.  Is it possible to cut down on the  sugar content without damaging  the fruit?  ANSWER:   It is possible to cut  the sugar down when  canning  fruit. Sugar is not a preservative  and has nothing, to do with the  actual   canning  process.      The  things you must be careful about  are:   process the canned fruit in  the water bath for the correct  amount of time, use jars that are  not chipped and lids which will,  seal air-tight. Fruits may be canned in syrup (heavy,   med.   or  thin.),   in  water,  in  their  own.  juices or without liquid  (juices  or water give a nicer appearance))..  If non-caloric sweetners are used  they should be added just before;  serving rather than being added  during  canning  so the  flavour  won't become bitter upon long  storage.  Letting your fruit ripen -  fully before canning will develop  the maximum natural sugar content of the fruit.  QUESTION: What is the difference between ice cream and  ice milk?  ANSWER:- Soft serve ice milk in  Canada has the same level of  calories as ' regular ice crearri'i  (10% fat). It differs from regular-'  ice cream in that it has a lower  level of fat and a higher level of  carbohydrate.  Harmony  Hall  Well folks, here we are on the  eve of our First Anniversary  of the opening of Harmony Hall  and according to the ladies it  is going to be a real night out.  I can't tell you very much about it  until it is all over as I have not  the faintest idea of what is going  to happen. That is kind of a  funny thing for a president to  say but as I have stated the ladies  are in charge and I leave it to  them.  We had a wonderful turnout  at Carpet Bowling last' Wednesday. About 40 turned out and  the biggest surprise of all was to  see our dear friend Louise Barnes  there. Louise as you know,  moved recently to Vancouver,  but is making the occasional  trip back home again to Gibsons,  we are pleased to see Louise at  any time as she was one of our  most devoted workers.  Vi Lynds, our travel co-ordinator, said that people were calling her wanting to know where  Harmony Hall was so at the end  of this letter I have a map on how  to get there. I know it is out in  the bush but if you follow directions you will get there.  I was pleased to see quite a  number of new faces at our Thursday night Bingo session. Since  it was such a dirty night for  travelling I was surprised to see  so many people turn out. Thanks  for coming folks and we hope to  see you all again next Thursday.  Sorry to hear about our good  friend Emory Scott of S.C.A.  Sechelt being in hospital but hope  he will be up and around in a  few days. Also one of our own  members in the person of Helen  Strange is in St. Mary's Hospital. We trust Helen will soon  be on the way to a full recovery.  Get well soon, Helen, we miss  .you.  I am given to understand by  JVi Lynds that the bus trip to  'Bellingham on Oct. 5th is booked  up. In case there are any who  change their minds or cannot  make it, I would suggest you  leave your name and phone number with Vi and she will put you  on standby. I would esteem it  a good favor and I am sure Vi  would if you could let her know  by Sunday, Oct. 2nd, whether  you are going or not as we don't  want to disappoint anyone. I  have written the.manager of tiie 7  Bellingham Hotel to arrange" a *  smorgasbord lunch but have'  had no confirmation from him up  to the present time.  Don't    forget    the    Heritage  Coast News, September 27,1977.  QUESTION:     My   13 year  old;i;Dance  Pageant to  be   held   at  daughter is becoming quite over-, Elphinstone High School gym on  '.Oct. 1st at .7:30.   I have a few  weight, and I feel she should  start doing something about this  problem now. There are so many  diets described in books and  magazines that I'm at a loss as to  which one to start her on. Do  you have any suggestions?  ANSWER: Teenagers are going  through a rapid growth spurt,  and it is essential that their  diet contain enough of all the  nutrients (and this includes  calories) needed for growth. Very  low calorie diets or diets restricted to a few foods can be very  harmful. If possible, have your  doctor refer your daughter to a  dietitian for counselling. If not,  base her diet on Canada's Food  Guide (available from local health  unit), and cut down on foods high  in sugar and fat. Increasing  exercise through activities such  as cycling, swimming, hiking,  and jogging can be very helpful.  tickets left so if you want some,  .contact me at 886-2363 and I  will be pleased to hold them for  .j you, but you will have to hurry  as they are going fast. They are  v$1.00 each to seniors and $1.50  to others. This is something  really fantastic as all the dancing  (square and round) is done by  members of the Pageant, all  senior citizens, and the dances  date back to the 1400 era so you  are in for a real night of good  entertainment. Well, I guess  this is all the news I have for  you at this time. Hope to see a  record turnout at the Carpet  Bowling next Wednesday, also  at the Bingo on Thursday, Sept.  29th. Until then I hope you can  follow the directions on the map.  This is all for this time, so until  next time, I will say Adios Ami-  gos.  "0=1^  CD  It Pays To  Save Energy  ���D  ���0  IS  i  to  53  ���O  in  on  ���D  on  on  ���3  na  ���o  O  oa  aa  DD  CD  aa  Rising fuel costs got yon  in a tizzy? Insulate your  home to get maximum  warmth for less!  It's Worth It!  Gibsons Building  Supplies  ffl  CD  DD  on  DD  SziDCZO  cat  3DC  886-8141  xiarLJLJLJLJL  ir n "���iac"11���"  3C=3C  DO  aa  ���  aa  oa  ���  M  Z3CZ3  Law  Talk  by Gordon Hardy  ENVIRONMENTAL LAW  Number 2 In a series of five.  "Frivolous and vexatious"  sputtered the judge, and with  that he threw out of court a suit  in which a young law student  claimed that the Ontario government was damaging the environment by allowing a contracting  company to cart away sand dunes  from a provincial park.  The judge did not consider  whether the charge was true or  not. He considered one thing,  and that was whether or not the  person bringing in the suit, in  this case a law student named  Green, had any special interest,  ownership, or standing in the  park. As a private citizen, the  judge found, Green had no  special interest, and so the case  was dismissed without being  examined.  According to Greg McDade,  executive director of West Coast  Environmental Law Association,  "The problem of standing is  the biggest obstacle in the face  of environmental law." McDade  claims that, south of the border,  the situation is different.  "In the United States, it is  much easier for any citizen to  sue a polluter or a company,  that damages the environment.  Their law protects interests beyond monetary and property  ones."  In Canada though, it is only in  very special cases that a private  citizen without standing can get  a case to court. This occurs if  a suit is brought under grounds  of public nuisance.  The trouble with this kind of  suit, says Tim Mackenzie, a  lawyer who has handled environmental cases, is that to get  standing "a private individual  most prove that he- has suffered  special injury over and above  that suffered 7' by .7'tiie ��� general  public." And that's not easy.  McDade cites the case of a  New Brunswick fisherman who  brought a public nuisance charge  against a pulp and'paper com-;  pany whose water pollution had  destroyed his fishing beds. The  court rejected his suit, saying  that he had not suffered injury  oyer and above that of the public  at large:':'" ~ :." " "X":"X....  Sometimes, however, a private  citizen, or group of citizens, can  press the Attorney-General, as  protector of the people, to bring  charges against, the offender  under public nalaaace.  But the West Coast Environmental Law Association warns,  "The position of the Attorney-  General is a political appointment of a government MLA.. .and'  it follows that in some cases it  may be difficult to persuade him  to start an action against a large  industry if there are political  reasons why this action would not  be desirable."  Recently, the Attorney-General  of Ontario started court action  for the people of Muhnar, Ontario  against Orange Productions, a  promotion company that wanted  to hold an outdoor rock festival  in the town. The Attorney-  General claimed that the rock  festival would be a public nuisance. He told the court that at  an earlier festival of about 40,000  people, excessive noise, nude  bathing, and open consumption  of alcohol and drugs had occured.  The Ontario court banned the  rock festival, and one judge was  quoted as saying, "The whole  festival was a social disaster  to those who normally live in  the neighbourhood.''  Of course, taking action against  a group of rock promoters is not  like taking on some economic  Goliath.  It is the citizen who owns or  occupies land who is generally  better protected under the common law. This can even include  tenants. The citizen can "take  the law into his own hands" by  taking the offending parties to  court in a civil remedy or a law  suit under the common law.  But even for the person with  standing in his own private  property it is not all that easy.  Environmentalist McDade says,  "The main drawbacks to common  law actions are the time and  expenses." 7"7/  He cites the case of a Fruit-  vale, B.C; family whose property  rights had been damaged by air  pollution and vibrations from an  encroaching sawmill. From start  to trial, the case will probably  last three years, and it will cost  thousands of dollars. The costs  of experts and their court testimony, too, are very high.  The advantages of a civil  remedy, on the other hand are  that the person who brings the  action, the plaintiff, may be able  to get a court order against the  offender almost immediately and  may be able to get damages." .  Next: A man's home is his  castle.  Persons     considering      court  action should contact their lawyer  or   the   West    Coast    Environmental   Law   Association,   Suite  1012,   207   West   Hastings   St.  For a copy of the booklet, Pollution     &    Environmental     Law,  please   contact   the   Vancouver  People's Law School.   The booklets cost 50$ each, plus postage. .  Write to 2110-C West 12th Ave.,  Vancouver, V6K 2N2, or phone  734-1126.  7LJISSIFIEZ7 JIZ7S  885-3400  FREEZER BEEF  SPECIALISTS  GRADE A-1 STEER  SEAVIEW MARKET  Roberts Creek  Sun -Thur 10 -6:30  Fri & Sat till 8:00 p.m.  St. John's Ambulance  INDUSTRIAL  FIRST AlC^m  COURSE  Leading to  Certification  Held at Gibsons  Elementary School  Commencing  October 3rd at 7:00 p.m  For further information, OFFICE    HOME  contact P. E. Madison 884-5223   886-7279  Through September  as metric speed limits are posted  in areas of the province,  all drivers will be responsible for  driving at the posted speed  in kilometres per hour (km/h).  One kilometre is approximately % of a mile. Conversion tables  and information folders are available through automobile clubs,  chambers of commerce, provincial government offices and other  outlets throughout the province. Please observe the new metric  speed limits.  Province of Ministry of  British Columbia   ��,9^2?ai,nd  Public Works   . 8.  Coast News, September 27,1977.  Soccer  by Barnibus & Co  The Elphinstone Wanderers let  down for 20 minutes to the Aga  Khan team late in the second  half this Sunday. In those 20  minutes three goals were scored  and the Wanderers lost 4-1.  The sole goal for the Wanderers was scored by Graham  Chapman on an indirect penalty  pass from Jan de Reus. Both  teams had numerous shots on  goal with the Wanderers hitting  the cross bar and goal post on  more than one occasion.  In other action, the Sechelt  Chiefs defeated the Wanderers  Coast team 5-3.  This Sunday the Elphinstone  Wanderers play the undefeated  Sechelt Renegades team at 2:00  p.m. at Langdale field. The  Renegades are playing well  this year and this game promises  to be exciting so come on out  and support your favourite team.  Penalty Shots: Elected captain  for the Wanderers team was  Gary Davies. Co-captains are  Danny MacKay and. Steve Miles.  Fans will be given more information on the upcoming dance  in next week's column.  Hockey  This up and coming hockey star was one of the  many youngsters who have enjoyed the open  public   skating   at   the   Gibsons   Winter   Club.  ATTENTION  Industrial Hockey Leaque  MEMBERS  Meeting October 2nd, 8:00 p.m.  at the Arena  Bring your Skates!  Over the Hill Hockey will  begin Friday, October 7th at  9:00 p.m. New players must be  over 35 years of age or beginning  skaters.  Further information can be  obtained by telephoning evenings  Val August 885-9822 or Al  Fischer 885-2735.  OVER THE HILL  HOCKEY SCHEDULE  1977 -1978  WINTER PANSIES  BULBS  WE NOW CARRY  A GOOD QUALITY LINE OF  GREENHOUSES  IftiiUnyU flMte  9:00p.m.  10:30 p.m  Oct. 7  1 vs2  3vs4  Oct. 21  2vs4  1 vs3  Oct. 28  1 vs4  2vs3  Nov. 4  3vs4  1 vs2  Nov. 11  1 vs3  2vs4  Nov. 18  2vs3  1 vs4  Nov. 25  3vs4  1 vs2  Dec. 2  2vs4  1 vs3  Dec. 9  2vs3   ���  1 vs4  Dec. 16  1 vs2  3vs4  Dec. 23  1 vs3  2vs4  Jan. 6    >  1vs4  2vs 3  Jan.13  1 vs2  3vs4  Jan.20  1 vs3  2vs4  Jan.27  2vs3  1 VS4  Feb. 3  3vs4  1 vs2  Feb.10  2vs4  1 vs3  Feb.17  1 vs4  2vs3  Feb.24  3vs4  1 vs2  Mar. 3  1 vs 3  2vs4  Mar. 10  1 vs4  2vs3  Mar. 17  1 vs2  3vs4  Mar. 24  2vs4  1 vs3  Mar. 31  2vs3  1 vs4  9:30-5:30  #54 Cowrie  Sechelt  885-3818  Team #1 COBRAS White  Team #2 BLASTERS Red  Team #3 PISTONS Orange  Team #4 PONTOONS Blue  fr**  ���0IOVMITG  HOCKEY EQUIPMENT  Cooper Face Mask HM50  Cooper #27 Junior Gloves  HI"  Vaoff  BRC Gloves - all sizes  *******************  HOCKEY STICKS  Koho,  Sherwood,  Canadian,  Titan & Jofa -    all at discount prices  SUPER SPECIALS  $488  Koho Junior Pro ^  Tape  reg. $1.29  99"  ���������������A**********************************************  ~*^    r^> GREAT HOCKEY SKATES ��sZ^Sn  ^     syL^       Af\ Bauer, CCM. & Daoust Tacks ^-^ ^^  oV��^_w*^^ / 0N SALE  SUPER SPECIAL  SAG  Bauer 'Black Panther'    reg. $65.95    HrT  free sharpening with every skate purchase  ���������������������������A******************************************  /���a/  f/B.  au  GIBSONS       Wm   **"      ^a****]      SECHELT  SUNNYCREST PLAZA   QQAOTQ Cowrie Street  886-8020 Ol    UK I O 885-2512  TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS TO   SERVE YOU BETTER  Strikes  and  spares  by Bud Mulcaster  Bonnie McConnell and Freeman Reynolds are showing the  way to the rest of us mortals and  leaving us in their dust. Bonnie  rolled a 304 single and a 4-game  total of 1034 in the Classic  League and rolled 281 and 733  for three in the Wednesday  Coffee League. Freeman rolled  a 318 single and 1052 in the  Classic League and a 296 single  and a triple of 758 in the Ball &  Chain League. The only bowler  giving Freeman any trouble in  the Classic League is Don Slack  who rolled a 353 single and 1040  for 4. Ken Skytte rolled a 304  game in the Classic and was high  man m the Legion League with a  256-745 score.  Other 300 games were rolled  by Penny McClymont in the Wednesday Coffee League with a 303  single and Sharon Kraus, on her  Birthday, rolled the highest game  of the year with a nice 363 single  in the Phuntastique League and  Jeff   Mulcaster   in   the   Senior  Volleyball  Girls win  Elphinstone Senior Girls  Volleyball Team, on the heels of  a highly successful season last  year which saw them take fourth  place in the provincial finals at  Qualicum, got off to a good start  to their season in a volleyball  tournament held at Vancouver  Technical on September 23rd.  The local girls won all four of  their matches enroute to taking  the annual Vancouver Technical  Volleyball Tournament. They  took the tournament against  such large Vancouver high  schools as John Oliver, Point  Grey,' Charles Tupper and Vancouver Technical itself.  The team is coached by the  principal of Sechelt Elementary  School, Brian Butcher. Butcher  is looking forward to a better  season than ever before for his  charges and also announced that  Elphinstone will host the Provincial finals of girls volleyball  later this fall - possibly the first  time that the Sunshine Coast  has ever hosted a provincial  event.  ���.-.������      .?.--,.������.���������������  Renegades  On the  rocks  ^  Y.B.C. League rolled 304 and  753 for 3. Michele Solinsky was  high lady for the seniors with a  280 single and a 668 triple.  Good games in every league  and still spots available for  bowlers of any ability.  , High scores ofthe week:'  Classic: Dianne Fitchell 272-  907, Bonnie McConnell 304-1034,  Bob McConnell 288-908, Ken  Skytte 304-976, Don Slack 353-  1040, Freeman Reynolds 318-  1052. Tuesday Coffee: Lee  Larsen 291-615, Joan Covey 267-  626. Swingers: Lil Perry 237-  513, Alice Smith 234-566, Dick  Oliver 217-554. Gibsons 'A':  Joan Carnaby 228-631, Larry  Braun 272-669, Henry Hinz  239-691.' Wednesday Coffee:  Penny McClymont 303-652,  Dianne Fitchell 249-667, Darlene  Maxfield 272-668, Barb Rezan-  soff 258-668, Carole Skytte 287-  695. Ball & Chain: Emma  Butcher 251-583, Ken Skytte  257-701, Brian Butcher 283-716,  Freeman Reynolds 296-758.  Phuntastique: Eleanor Dann 293-  638, Sharon Kraus 363-699,  Brian Anderson 252-672, Henry  Hinz 267-712. Legion: Phyllis  Tiberghien 240-649, Ken Skytte  256-745. Y.B.C. Seniors: Gwen  McConnell 231-628, Michele  Solinsky 280-668, Geoff Spence  257-737, Jeff Mulcaster 304-753.  by Pat Edwards  That season is here again,  and curlers are digging out their  boots and brooms for another  season of activity at the Gibsons  Winter Club.  The first event is a Green  Bonspiel on October .7 and 8.  Here is the chance for you  would-be curlers have been  waiting for! Each team must  have at least one, but preferably  two players who have not curled  before. The entry fee for curlers  is $2.00 each, but non-curlers  get free ice and broom rentals.  You will never get a better  opportunity to try the game, so  come out and enjoy a couple of  evenings of invigorating fun.  Leave your name and phone  number at the rink, or call Maurice Pearson at 886-2196. Music,  food and refreshments will be  available to round out the evening.  Registration forms are available at the rink for league curling,  so get your entry in' early while  there is still a choice of nights  to curl. The executive has set  the following times: Monday  afternoon Ladies, Monday evening Men, Tuesday evening  Mixed, Wednesday evening  Mixed, Thursday evening Men,  Friday evening Mixed.  We are also attempting. to  form a competitive league,  possibly on Saturday and/or  Sunday. This league is for  curlers who want keen competition to prepare them for bonspiels and provincial or national  competition. Teams may be men,  Third Annual Alcoholics  Anonymous Rally  - The combined groups of  Alcoholics Anonymous of. the  Sunshine Coast once again wish  to invite you to their Third  Annual Alcoholics Anonymous  Rally. The theme this year is  one day at a time.  ..The Rally registration and welcome meeting, banquet and  dance will be held at Elphinstone  Secondary School, Saturday,  October. 1st, beginning at 10:00  a.m. On Sunday, October 2nd,  at 10:00 a.m. a breakfast meeting  will be held at the Cedars Inn. < > ^   <  Alcohlics Anonymous is a  fellowship of men and women  who share their experience,  strength and hope with each  other that they may solve their  common problem and help others  to recover from alcoholism.  Alcoholics Anonymous is for  anyone who thinks they might  have a drinking problem and  thinks they need help dealing  with it.  We invite you to join us.  Everyone is welcome. For further  information please call 886-2571  or 885-3394^ 'H   - o*~-.s.. .-������.���.��  triumphant    Chatelech defeats Elphie  The Sechelt Renegades celebrated their retaking of the name  Renegades with a 9-1 trouncing  of the Vancouver Trojans on  Saturday, September 24th.  Robert Joe scored four of the  Renegade goals and Vern Joe.  added three of his own. Other  scorers were Barry Johnson and  Darren Dixon.  The Renegades scored six  unanswered goals in the second  half of the game after taking a  3-1 lead at half-time. The only  Trojan goal came on a penalty  shot.  God wouldn't have  given us feet if he  didn't mean for us to  use them.  Walk.  pamuipaaion^  Walk :\ Mnck.TiMlay.  by D. J. Hauka  Elphinstone has long been the  training ground for many a  scrummer and back who went'on  to join the Gibsons Rugby Club.  Players like Pat Gaines, Jim  Peers and many others from the  men's squad were once juniors  and seniors of the fields of  Elphi.  Perhaps this will change. Lief  Mjanis of Chatelech Jr. Secondary made his debut as coach of  his school's rugby teams and  showed Elpinstone that Sechelt  is not to be taken lightly.  Chatelech's Grade 8 team  dominated most of the play in  both halfs to defeat Elphinstone  12-6. It looked as if the Cougars  might salvage at least a tie during  the last minutes when there was  frantic action in the Sechelt  end zone, but the try was whist-  ARENA  OPENING  Free Public Skating  on the Following Days  FAMILIES ONLY  Monday Sept. 26  Tuesday Sept. 27  Wednesday Sept. 28  Thursday Sept. 29  6 p.m.  6p.m.  6 p.m.  6 p.m.  TEENS & ADULTS ONLY (No children)  Monday Sept. 26 7:45 p.m.  Tuesday Sept. 27 8:15 p.m.  Wednesday Sept. 28. 7:45 p.m.  Thursday Sept. 29 8:15 p.m.  7:30 p.m.  8:00 p.m.  7:30 p.m.  8:00p.m.  9:00 p.m.  9:15p.m.  9:00 p.m.  9:15p.m.  Public Skating on the Following Days  ADMISSION CHARGE  FAMILIES ONLY  Friday Sept. 30 6 p.m. -7:30 p.m.  TEENS & ADULTS ONLY  (No children)  7:45 p.m. -9:00 pm  Sat. Oct. 1  Sat. Eve. Oct.  1  OPEN SKATING  FAMILY SKATING  2p.m.-4p.m.  6 p.m.-8 p.m.  Sun. Oct. 2    OPEN SKATING 2 p.m.-4 p.m.  FAMILY SKATING 6 p.m.-8 p.m.  ADULT&TEEN   8:15p.m.-9:15p.m.  For further information call 885-2955.  led back because of a forward  pass.  Although they lost 12-0,  Sechelt's junior team never gave  up in an exciting one hour match.  Elphinstone got the edge on the  play and score in the first half  with the score 8-0 Cougars at  the end of first 30 minutes. Tries  in "that half were scored by Gary  Knowles and Joey Unger, with  Unger missing both converts.  Sechelt threatened during the  second half, but some fine play  by scrum half Grenville Skea  kept the Cougars out of trouble.  Skeas towering punts sent  Chatelech back to mid-field time  after time, frustrating many  Sechelt drives. A try by Richard  Lovell midway through the last  half clinched the game for  Elphi, but again the convert  was missed.  While Junior rugby develops  on the coast, Senior rugby players  will take on out of town rivals  (Squamish this coming Wednesday at Elphinstone). The game  promises to be an exciting one,  so go and see it. Our Seniors  will be trying to show the excellence that powered them to a  respectable 4th in the B.C.  Single A Rugby.  J'S  UniseX  Sunnycrest Centre  HAIR CARE FOR  THE ENTIRE  FAMILY  Monday - Saturday  WALKINGS  WELCOME!  SEASON TICKETS  Available here for the  GALES HOCKEY CLUB  Anyone wishing to advertise  in the Gales' program phone  886-7617.  G\\vA\v\cx   $>eo^ov\.  ladies or mixed. Entrees may be  given to Gus Schnieder at the  rink.  Dates have already been set  for   our   three   open   bonspiels  The men's open is set for November 26, 27 and 28, followed by  the ladies open on January 20,  21 and 22 and the mixed open on  February 17, 18 and 19.  &.pjr\.  David Atlee is pictured here with his Sharpshoot-  ing Expert Plaque. At 14, David is the youngest  member of the Gibsons Wildlife Club ever to  win this honour. He began shooting for awards  in 1975 under the guidance of Andy Anderson.  To get his plaque David scored 5,884 points  'out of a possible 6,000. Other award winners  were: For markmanship, bronze, Frank Chamberlin; Silver David Elding; Gold Dana Whiting.  "Sharpshooter awards went to Joe Unger and John  Enevoldson.  Let's go Bananas  by Wendy Skapski  Pender Harbour Bananas  peeled off a 5-4 victory against  the Sechelt Renegades in the  first game of the Sunshine Coast  League season. Earlier in exhibition games the Bananas lost  3-2 to the Renegades and tied  the Elphinstone Wanderers from  Gibsons 3-3 so Sunday's win for  the Bananas firmly established  them as contenders for the top  spot in the Sunshine Coast.  In a highly-charged match  Peter Kenny and John Mercer  both scored twice for the Bananas,    which    first-year    player  Larry Campo took a longshot  from the corner and scored.  Captain Rick Little on defence  let nary a man past him in a  professionally played game whilst  centre-half Mike West did a great  job of feeding the ball to the  Bananas. Select scorers were  Ivan Joe, Baba Johnson, Perry  Williams, and Tony Paul. The  rematch will be awaited eagerly  by all.  The Bananas play their next  match at the Reserve field on  Sunday, October 2nd, against  the Sechelt Chiefs starting at  2:00p.m.  {Special Shipment  YZ80D  MINIMOTO-X  SPECIAL  599  .00  Next to McLeods in Sechelt  COAST CYCLE  885-2030  D.L.#01485B Wildlife  corner  by Ian Corrance  I'm the only one in my family  who hasn't seen the Loch Ness  Monster. This happened because  I was home late and all the seats  in the car for the Sunday afternoon drive were spoken for.  The reason this came to mind  was, I paid a visit to Paul and  Katie Sortag (hope I spelled  your names right, I lost the piece  of paper it was written on) and  they mentioned that one of the  many interesting things they had  seen from their kitchen window  was a whale-like object about  35 feet long, grey on top and  lighter    underneath. Katie  watched for quite a while, when  Paul got there he saw it roll  over before it disappeared.  Don't go rushing to your window, this happened quite a while  ago.  From the description it didn't  sound like anything we normally  expect to see around here, so  I told them the story of our local  sea monster, "Canabasaurus".  This is a local name. It bears no  resemblence to what the police  are flying around in helicopters  looking for. The one personal  sighting that was related to me  described this beastie as being  long and skinny, able to travel  fast enough to create a bow wave,  looked a bit like a large log and  when it disappeared it did so  quickly; This sighting was off  Gospel Rock many years ago.  Paul felt that what he had seen  was not a monster but some  type of whale. What he .called  me down to see were two sea  otters. As in the case of 'Nessie'  Coast News, September 27,1977.  Pender ratepayers (cont'd)  ���V  I  with a lot of unemployed cash  in their laps and they're hungry  for "subs" and "condos" to  get it back to work. And of  course there's the Seven Dragons...  Most people we hear from are  delighted with the publicity committee's effort to throw light on  the mysteries of local politics,  but there will always be some who  feel threatened by any ��� talking  that's not done by them...Last  week's news carried a letter  accusing the lot of us here at  Ratepayers' Report of being  "an anonymous individual",  a curious inaccuracy made more  curious by the fact the letter  was itself anonymous. Although  it made no references to specific  issues we have raised in our effort  to get people thinking about the  community plan the letter evinced  some indignation at our suggestion there are entrenched differences of opinion on the plan  committee respecting development. It suggested we refer to  growth-seekers as Vader's Villains and others "Causey's  Angels". There is some merit  to his suggestion we agree,  except we don't feel Shirley  Vader should be accused of  leading the Black Hats. That  honour should go to Al Lloyd,  who has done a good job taking  over from Lloyd (Half-Acre  Minimum) Davis, and in fact  turns out to be the author of the  anonymous letter. One observer  suggested to us we refer to the  committee as "Lloyd's Pancakes" because they're always  getting steam-rollered by one  Lloyd or the other.  Seriously, no one on the Ratepayers' desires to level personal  criticism "against the plain committee, as they have great respect for the work members do.  On the other hand the plan is of  crucial public importance and  must be open to scrutiny and !  criticism in all details, and the ;  members must be prepared to  accept this criticism without  feeling personally offended.  It should also be added that ;  there are many admirable pro- ;  visions in the community plan ������  with which the Ratepayers' .<  Executive wholeheartedly agrees. '���  St. Mary's       RCMP boat well used  This unconcerned deer browses at the edge  of Ruby Lake completely unmindful of the Coast  News photographer who fell out of his canoe  and into the water when he tried to get closer  for another shot.  I arrived late and they were gone,  so I'll give you Paul and Katie's  account.  Their kitchen window overlooks the ocean, where at about  a three quarter high tide there is  a small outcropping of rock jut-  the binoculars. One of the  otters finished first and went  hunting again. It could be seen  heading quite far out to sea  then diving. It came up with a  flat fish almost as long as its  own body and had quite a time  ting out from the shore.   Both of    bringing   it  in.      AH   told  they  them spend quite a bit of time  watching the wild life around  and on Friday morning got more  than their money's worth. Two  otters began fishing for flat  fish. They caught one each and  dragged them on to the rocks for  lunch.      Paul   and   Katie   were  were around for about twenty-  five minutes and put on.a great  show. I arrived in time to see.  the seagulls cleaning up the  scraps.  Both Katie and. Paul are concerned about the reduction in  the    great   flocks    of    scoters,  able to see them quite clearly,   which used to be around.    Not  especially when taking turns on   too  many years   ago  flocks   of  birds in the thousands were not  uncommon at certain times of  the year. In this area they now  are in the hundreds. It's probably  the encroachment of civilization.  In more remote parts of the  province large flocks are still to  be found.  Last Thursday, night while  driving on the highway I picked  up a couple of racoons in my  headlights. It's been quite a  while since I've seen any on the  coast, although I probably can't  say the same for chicken farmers  in the area.  When I took the paper to Vancouver   last   Monday   I   had   a  chance to go to the aquarium and  see the baby beluga, it looks a  wee bit foosty, with part of it  peeling, but the trainer tells me  that this is normal and quite  healthy. It's a cute little beggar  and well worth going to see.  I was speaking to a fisher-,  man on the Davis Bay wharf  last week and he told me he had  seen a small flock of Canada  Geese flying north the day before. Don't ask me what that  means.  ��� ! ��� If you notice anything interesting, could you give me a call  at 886-7817.  I  (Sponsored by the Community Resource Society)  SUNSHINE COAST HEALTH & FITNESS SERVICE PRESENTS:  GIBSONS AREA: All classes begin the week of October 3rd, except wrfere noted.  Phone Fitness Service for further information at 885-3611.  TIME  Mon. 10:00  Mon. 12:00  Tues. 12:00  Tues. 1:00  Tues. 8:00 p.m.  Wed7l2:00  Wed. 2:00  Thurs. 12:00  Thurs. 1:00  PROGRAMME  Post natal exercises  Lunch Time Fitness Hour  Lunch Time Fitness Hour  Prefitness Exercies  Teenage Open Activity Nite BarbLaasko  Lunch Time Fitness Hour Ronnie Dunn  ... Scottish Country Dancing ��� Ronnie Dunn  Lunch Time Fitness Hour BarbLaasko   '  Prefitness exercises Barb Laasko  '    INSTRUCTOR  Evans Hermon  Evans Hermon  -   Barb Laasko  Barb Laasko  SECHELT AREA  Mon. 12:00  M����i*'.30.T "-���  TTues. 12:00  Tues. 1:00  Tues. 10:00  ���Wed. 1:00  Thurs. 1:00  Thurs. 12:00  Thurs. 2:00  Fri. 7:30  Sat. 10:00  Lunch Time Fitness Hour Barb Laasko ���  7 Prefitne*a<��xerclsea,forHiking --.��� =':.--.:r BarbLaasko  '    'Teenage Activity Nite ; Fran Berger  Lunch Time Fitness Hour BarbLaasko  Scottish Country Dancing Ronnie Dunn  Tuesday Hikes Ellen Berg  Yoga Evans Hermon  .   Post natal exercises Evans Hermon St. Hilda's Hall  Lunch Time Fitness Hour   ' Evans Hermon St. Hilda's Hall  "Eurhythmies" Ronnie Dunn Halfmoon Bay Hall  Family Night (Scottish Dancing) Ronnie Dunn Halfmoon Bay Hall  Oct. 8. Open Age Hikes, skiing, etc. BarbLaasko Chatelech  Come for 1 hour with option of staying 2.  PENDER HARBOUR  Robbie Peters 883-9923, Evans Hermon 883-2745  WEEKLY SCHEDULE ��� All programs begin the week of October 3rd.  TIME  PROGRAMME  INSTRUCTOR  Fitness program gets underway  At last! What we've spent four  weeks planning and organzing  ] is finally going to start the first  week of October. The Fitness.  Service's "Fun Yourself Into  Shape" programmes are ready to  go, and here's what's in store  for your. Check this newspaper  next week too, because we may  have added even more activities  to our schedule by then. And  we're sure there's -at least one  here that is just what you want.  Adultsr kelp!  S.O.S.!! Help, please! Fts  really very simple,? because all  you have to do is be there. Unless, of course, you'd like to join  in and play; Then by all means  do! a .��.; I '  What is meant by S.O.S. is  Save our Students. Save them  , from not being able to use the  school gymnasiums after school  and in the evenings because  there aren't; enough adults  present to supervise. It's really  so simple you may think you're  not needed,jbut you are. One  adult present for every ten students isv the requirement, and  there were often sixty students  playing volleyball, floor hockey,  and jumping on the trampoline in  the gym at Chatelech on Monday evenings last year. This  year, in addition to Monday  nights in Chatelech from 7:00  to 9:00, there will also be an  activity night in the gym at  Elphinstone on Tuesday from  8:00 to 10:00 and we want to  . offer an after-school activity programme for Sechelt Elementary  students as well. We've bitten  off quite a chunk, you say - well,  you're right! And it is impossible  .for us to do it alone. We need  all the help we can get, so that  your children won't be deprived.  I wish I could say that there  will be thousands of things you'll  have to do if you decide to come,  but there won't be. You can  join in the games if you wish,  or maybe referee, or just chat  with the others. Your presence  is all we ask. And if enough of  you are willing to help, you may  only be needed once every three  or four weeks. How about it?  Please tell the Fitness Service  you will help. Call 885-3611.  The students will love you.  Happy Horizons  PLACE  '   Gibsons Annex  Gisons Elem. Annex  Gibsons Elem. Annex  Gibsons Elem. Annex  Elphinstone Gym  Gibsons Elem. Annex  St. Aidan's Hall  Gibsons Elem. Annex  Gibsons Elem. Annex  St-Hilda'sHall  St. Hilda's Hall  Chatelech  St. Hilda's Hall  St. Hilda's Hall  Call Fitness Office for details  Wilson Creek Hall  PLACE  Mon. 4:30  Mon. 7:30  Mon. 6:30  Tues. 10:00  Tues. 12:00  Tues. 2:00  Tues. 7:30  R. Tolento  R. Dunn, R. Peters  J. Heidema   ,  Evans Hermon  Evans Hermon  Evans Hermon  Evans Hermon  Madeira Pk. Com. Hall  Madeira Elem.  Madeira Pk. Com. Hall  Medical Clinic  Medical Clinic  Medical Clinic  Medical Clinic  Jr. Badminton & Pool  Drama & Pan torn ine  Senior Citizens Activity Nite  ....'.. Lgt. exercise for over 60's.  Slimming & Trimming  Post natal classes (exercise)  Getting Fit  Tues. 7:00 Father & Son Hockey (13yrs. & under)        Randy Legg Madeira Pk. Com. Hall  Tues. 8:30 Floor Hockey Randy Legg Madeira Pk. Com. Hall  Tues. 6:00 Girls (10-18)gymnastics EdNicolson Chatelech  Wed. 7:30     Ladies Nite (Aerobic dance,. Yoga, etc.)    Robbi Peters     Madeira Pk. Elem. Gym  Sat. 12:00 Rollerskating (12 yrs. & Under) K. Adamson Madeira Pk. Com. Hall  Sun. 7:30    Not for Men Only (Basketball, volleyball, etc.)    J. DeFore    Madeira Pk. Com. Hall  Pender Seniors meet  "Light and Colour" was the  theme of a lecture and slide  show given by Eric Brooks at the  meeting last Monday evening of  the Pender Harbour Senior  Citizens' Association, Branch 80.  Mr. Brooks introduced his subject  with a scientific explanation of  why "mu luve is like a red, red  rose"; in other words, how the  bending, absorption and refraction of the electro-magnetic  rays ofthe sun produce colour.  He illustrated his theme with  a profusion of examples photographed in out-of-the-ordinary  places as widespread as Kew  Gardens, Katmandu, Ethiopia  and Francis Peninsula. There  was blue of a peacock's breast,  orange of burning houses, purple  of penstemmon, green of growth,  yellow  of  hope;   the   power   of  black,   the   delicacy   of   white,  the peace of grey.     And  rainbows from all over the world.  Eric Brooks is a veteran  traveller and mountain climber,  and an accomplished photographer; also a man of taste, with  a sensitive eye.' All of these  qualities make him an ever-  welcome presence in Branch 80.  r ��� ���  by Tom Walton  "The time has come the  Walrus said to speak of many  things.'' So it was at a committee  meeting of the Elphinstone New  Horizons group held at the home  of Mr. C. Merrick on Tuesday,  September 13th, 1977.  First of all that take off date  for resuming our weekly get-  togethers; same place - Roberts  Creek Community Hall. Please  circle the date on your calendars  or hang a date tag around your  necks. There will be pictures'  and - bowling; Bridge''for vthfc  brainy ones, Crib and Whist for  the less sophisticated; Shuffle  Board for the shufflers, and music  to add life to the scene.  All this adds up to an interesting afternoon of fun which leaves  no excuse for the "over 55"  youngsters to complain of lack of  social activities with "nothing to  do" in this area. New members  are always welcome, we provide  the facilities, your part is to pre-  Aerobic  dancing  is fun  The emphasis in Aerobic  dancing is on fun! It is an imaginative, vigorous exercise program to train and strengthen  your heart and lungs and also  tone and firm your muscles. It  includes dance patterns that  teach and reinforce rhythm while  improving agility, balance and  co-ordination so prepare for a  real fitness experience.  Join us on Thursday evenings  from 8 - 9 in the lunchroom at  Elphinstone Secondary School.  Wear something comfortable.  If you have any question, please  call Louise Mason at 886-9363.  sent yourselves at the Roberts  Creek Community Hall each Monday afternoon. For further details, please contact Mr. Bill  Grose, 885-9237; Mrs. C. Merrick  at7886-9863 or Mr. T. Walton,  8^6-7297.  Committee members are:  ���President Mr. Bill Grose; Secretary Mrs. Jessie Brock; Treasurer Mr. Harry Gregory. In  charge of activities are: Bowling,  Miss Ena Harrold; Library, Mrs.  Lil Shields; Bridge, Mr. Bill;  Grose; Refreshments, Mrs. Gwen  Hicks; Special  Bessie  ]Events,  jyfrs.  Roseberry;     Entertain  ment, Films, etc., Mr. T. Walton  and Mr. Jim Ironside.  Monday, October 3rd is the  date', leave your house chores  and gardens, greet your neighbours, make new friends, enjoy  an afternoon of fellowship and  fun'.1 Happy Horizons!  emergency  charges  As of October 1, 1977, St.  Mary's Hospital will be charging  more for the use of their Emergency Department to those who  are not true emergencies. It is  felt that this department has  been abused in the past and in  order to provide the best service  possible to the public, we wish to  make it clear that we are an  emergency facility.  The charge of $2.00 will remain  for the following categories as  defined by B.C. Hospital Programs and includes the definition  of an emergency admission.  1. Any accident occurring within  24 hours.  2. Any acute illness occurring  within 24 hours.  3. Appointments made for you  by your doctor for particular  examinations, which ordinarily  cannot be handled by clinic  facilities such as minor surgery,  dressings for acute illness or  cast changes following surgery  or accidents.  A basic charge of $10.00 plus  $5.00 for any specific services  will be made for the following:  1. Non-residents of British  Columbia.  2. Illness or accident left untreated for previous 24 hours.  3. -Those who drop in to see a  . Doctor.  Enquiries, regarding the above  may be directed to the Nursing  Staff or Administration of the  Hospital, if necessary.  Please note that the above  charges in comparison to other  hospitals in the Lower Mainland  area are still favourable.  Open   for lunch  Featuring the finest in  Cantonese and Western Cuisine  YOStfl'S  RESTAURANT  Sunnycrest Shopping Plaza  Gibsons 886-8015  DINE IN OR TAKE OUT  none  finer  tldetaoies  STANDARD TIME  Tue. Sept; 27  0505  13.8 Sat. Oct. 1     0125  4.6  '���<K '��� mo ���  6.1                        0810  13.3  0515  14.1                        0145   .  9.0  1135  5.5,                       0710  12.8  Wed. Sept. 28 0555  V         1145  X t   ' ,0555 :f  Sun. Oct. 2   0205  13.8                         ogjo  6.8                        0235  139                         0745  4.7  13.2  9.5  12.3  Thur. Sept. 29 0010  0640  5.0 Mon. Oct. 3   0325  13.7                         1110  5.3  13.0  V         1230  7.6                         0445  10.2  0615  13.5                         0990  11.3  Fri. Sept. 30 0055  <"���       0725  0100  0645  ���������:���'������ ���'������#'��� ������..������  GIBSONS LANES  13 6                    OPEN  a ��        Friday & Saturday 7 -11 p.m.  ���,     Sunday 2-5 pan. and 9-11p.m.  Hwy 101,   886-2086  Henry's  Bakery  the  GREATEST LITTLE BAKE SHOP  on the Coast  for that  * 'ULTRA SPECIAL OCCASION''  ask about our  AUTHENTIC GERMAN TORTES  886-7441  CHECK US OUT FIRST  FOR YOUR  RAILING NEEDS  WROUGHT IRON  and ALUMINUM with  the new Powdura finish  FREE  ESTIMATES  Maintenance free for  up to 20 Years  (railings as low  as $10.25  foot)  Sunnycrest Centre  V.  J  it  YOUR FIREPLACE SCREENS  AND ACCESSORIES  FOR WROUGHT IRON PRODUCTS  FOR GENERAL AND ALUMINUM  WELDING  Coast  Industries  886-9159  At the back of Peninsula Transport  The RCMP patrol boat Advance  arrived in Secret Cove on the  26th of May this year and to date  has seen 99 days of action.  The boat is operated by Corporal Garton and Constable Prest.  Since the beginning of operations  they have checked 1,292 boats  under the Canada Shipping Act  and fifty-one charges have been  issued along with forty-eight  written warnings and thirty verbal. Most of the charges have  been in connection with failing  to comply with  the  regulations  concerning safety equipment,  both fire and life preserving.  Under the Canadian Customs  Act an American vessel was also  seized after failing to clear customs when crossing the border.  It is the aim of Corporal Garton  to institute a water safety program this winter. It will be a  combination of boating and  property safety, the latter will be  along the lines of the recently  completed Neighbourhood  Watch.  CAMpbell's  RENOVATION  SALE  FAMILY  SHOES  and!  LEATHER GOODS  885-9345  PRICES SLASHED!  'IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SECHELT"  Your   friendly   neighbourhood ^-v��  drop-off   point    for    Coast News  Classified Ads.  9S2  ���tiMBRMARtCT  MEMBER JbVbUI  $10%?  GAL.  QUART $3.59  BREEZE INTERIOR  FLAT LATEX  cW>0���,j%��s  Uofl^coW'*  $129?  GAL.  QUART $4.19  INTERIOR  ��� Interior Undercoat ��� Primer  Saalar ��� Alkyd Saml-Qlou ��� Alkyd  Egg-hall ��� Valval Alkyd Flat ���  Latex Semi-Qlota ��� Latax Eggahell  EXTERIOR  ��� Primar * Porch & Floor ��� Houae A  Trim Qloaa * Latax Flat ��� Latax  QIom > Solid Color Stain Coast News, September 27,1977.  COAST NEWS   CLASSIFIED ADS  eaif v ii wi  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  CLASSIFIED RATES &  INFORMATION:  All listings 50c per line per week.  Or use the Economical 4 for 3 rate  4 weeks for the price of 3  NO REFUNDS  Classified  Ad Policy  Coming  Events  Minimum $2.00 per insertion.  All fees payable prior to insertion.  * In the event of an error the  publisher shall be responsible for  one corrected Insertion only.  These Classifications  remain free  ��� Coming Events  -Lost  ��� Found  This offer is made available for private individuals.  Print your ad in the squares including the price of the item and your telephone num.  ber. Be sure to leave a blank space after each word.  No phone orders Please. Just mall In the coupon below accompanied by cash, cheque  or money order, to Coast News, Classifieds, Box 460, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1VO, or  bring In person to the Coast News office, Gibsons  DROP OFF POINT: Campbell's Shoes and Leather Goods Store, Sechelt.  Coast News  CLASSIFICATION:  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  VON1VO  Eg. For Sale, For Rent,  etc.  ���  I  GLAD TIDINGS  October 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and  Sunday 9th Special 17th Anniversary Thanksgiving Services . at  Glad Tidings Tabernacle, Gibsons. Guest speakers: Pastor  Linnis Perry, Tacoma, Washington, and Sunday 9th, Pastor  Maureen Gaglardi, Vancouver.  Phone:886-2660.  EAT OUT ON FRIDAY!  Egmont Smorgasbord Dinner  Friday, Sept. 30th, 6:30 p.m. at  Egmont Hall. Adults $3.00,  kids 6-12 $1.00, infants free.  DELICIOUS! #39  ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL  TURKEY DINNER  St. Bartholomew's Parish Hall,  Sunday, Oct. 2nd, 5:30 p.m.  Adults $3.50, 12 and under $1.50.  Maximum $10.00 per family.  Tickets available at Driftwood  Crafts. 886-2525. #39  Coming  Events  Announcements    Work Wanted     Work Wanted  Jack & Jill Child Minding Co-op  Dance, Oct. 15th, Music by  "Spice". Tickets on sale soon,  watch for them.  HARMONY HALL  BINGO  Prizes $15.00 per game  $100.00 Jackpot  Every Thursday at 8:00 p.m.  for  course  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON  Pre-school - Dance   Classes  Boys   &   Girls.       New  beginning in October.  'Movement to Music' 3-5 yr. olds  'Beginning Ballet'  4-5 yr.  olds'  'Beginning Tap Dancing' 4-5 yrs.  Details: Mrs. Milward 886-2531.-  #39  JAZZ DANCE  For teens & adults. New evening  class for beginners.    Also, new;'  TAP DANCING course for boys  and girls. 886-2531. #39  SEE YOU LIGHTER  Helpful hints, encouraging words j  and bright smiles have  helped  many TOPS members reach their  goal weight.   If you want a new.  attitude, motivation and weight-  loss tips, be good to yourself and  join TOPS.   We meet on Thurs^  days at the Health Unit, Fletcherf  Road, Gibsons. #40^  MINOR HOCKEY  Registration  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pender -  Madeira Park Shopping Centre,  Sechelt - Trail Bay Mall, Gibsons-  Sunnycrest Mall. ��� Pups, Tykes,  Pee wees, Bantams & Midgets  $44.00, Juveniles $45.00. Wire  cages on helmets are mandatory  this year. There will be a draft  system to determine teams.    #39  FISH FARM DISCUSSION  Wed.   Oct.   5th,   7:30   p.m.   at  Egmont Hall.  Alan Meneely will  answer questions.   Sponsored by  Egmont Community Club.  Announcements  ROBERTS CREEK LEGION  Opens at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday!  Early  bird  bingo  7:00,   regular  8:00 p.m. Everybody welcome!  . "When people see a great  gathering like this, it is news all  over the world. To have people of  different backgrounds come together in real unity and love,  this is unknown in the world  outside." Amatu I-Baha  Ruhiyyih  Khanum  At one of the International Bahai  .Conferences held across the  world. 886-2078-886-9443.    #41  X        "Unity in Diversity"  CARDS OF THANKS  We wish to extend our heartfelt  thanks to all who so kindly  assisted, for the words of sympathy and beautiful floral offerings extended at the death of our  beloved husband and father,  . Ernie Matthews. Special thanks  to Pastor Fred Napora and wife  for his kind words and solo they  sang.  Mrs. Evelyn Matthews & Family  I will not be responsible for  any debts incurred in my name  from this day forth. September  20,1977.      James A. Holland#39  Obituaries  Hansen: Passed away September  24, 1977, Madge Hansen, late of  Sechelt, in her 73rd year. Survived by her step-son, Neils  Hansen, step-daughter Mrs.  Cathrine Nelson, twelve grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters. Funeral Service will  be held Tuesday, September 27 at  2:00 p.m. in the Devlin Funeral  Home, Gibsons. Rev. N. J.  Godkin officiating. Cremation.  In lieu of flowers donations to  the Heart Fund appreciated.  Stew: Passed away the 19th of  September, 1977. Phyllis Aileen  Stew, late of Gibsons in her 66th  year. Survived by her loving  husband, A. G. Stew, two sons,  George and James, two daughters, Joyce Bissel and Corrine  Pugh. Private arrangements.  Devlin Funeral Home Directors.  Work Wonted  ��� Evergreen Landscaping ���  Complete Landscaping Services  Fall Garden Clean-up - All Types  of  Pruning.      Free- Estimates.  885-5033 #46'  Randy's Garden Service  Complete garden services - now  is the time to think about fall  pruning - ornamentals and fruit  trees. Complete tree maintenance. 885-3727. #40  f" "new service? ^  CREATIVE LANDSCAPING  Enhance and Beautify your  surroundings with creative  landscaping. By appointment  only: 886-7785   tfh  HUGH'S .  PAINTING!  &      !  WINDOW !  CLEANING!  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  Call  886-7060  CREATIVE ORGANIC  LANDSCAPING  ENHANCE & BEAUTIFY  YOUR SURROUNDINGS  NATURALLY  For Free Estimate   Call 886-7785   1 TON TRUCK FOR WBE~  Light Moving & Hauling  Gardening & light Landscaping  After 6 p.m. call 886-9294.  Bob Kelly Clean Up LJd.  A load on this truck  is a load off your mind!  886-9433 tfn  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.  For explosive requirements -  dynamite, electric or regular  caps, B line E cord and safety  fuse, contact R. NImmo, Cemetery Road, Gibsons. Phone  886-7778. Howe Sound Farmers  Institute.  Most trees, like pets, need care  and attention and trees are our  speciality.  ��� Topping  ��� Limbing  ��� Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed service.  Peerless Tree Services Ltd.  885-2109  FULLY QUALIFIED BUILDER  25 years experience. Labour  contract or by the hour. References. 885-3900. #41  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  jrmMmmTM*-T+r AUTOMOTIVE   ###^vsr###  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  TOYOTA  New & Used Car Sales  All Make, Parts & Services  Gibsons AL JAMIESON Phone 886-7919  - NEED TIRES?     - /.y  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  ��uffit electric Itb.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons, Rob|rts'Creel^3& Madeira Park  885-3133 7;<7  J. McKenzie Ron Blair~P.Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd. P.O. Box 387 Sechelt   VON 3A0  ._f5_p_#_#_#_#_*_#M/SC. SERVICES _P5_P5#5#5#5_P5#5#^  r  Box 860 v  Gibsons?  ��V  BE ELECTRIC Ird  i)  Phone  886-7605  Mr-T-*mWM��r BUILDING SUPPLY <#5#5#5_��5_K_P3#5I  TWIN CREEKLUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  A  Free Estimates  Everything for your building Needs  Phone 886-2291 -2  RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL - INDUSTRIAL  Maintenance     Pole Line    Electronics  ������POWER   TO    THE   PEOPLE''  ^^Ar_r-rAr_r_r_r_r    EXCAVATING     -*-**-*-*-***  ' CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK >  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterlines, etc.  Ph. 885-2921  **__,  PENINSULA DRYWALL SERVICE  "The Dependability People" W Gyprocputup  Enquiries please phone *  Insulation installed  after 6:00 p.m. Greg or Rick: 886-2706  P. M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  P.O. Box 609  Sechelt, B.C.  Bus. 885-2332  Res. 886-7701  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY  . Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plafits" * V     - -'���-'=  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, f*aat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying  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 to 3:30 p.m.  Roberts   Creek  AI the sign of  the  Chevron  HILLS MACHINE SHOP  & Marine Service Ltd  Arc and Acty. Welding Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating Automotive-Marine Repair  Phone 886-7721 Marine Ways Res. 886-9956  A  "Serving  Langdale  to Earls  Cove"  Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Construction Plywood, and ali Accessories.  Delivery Phone 886-9221  Highway 101, Gibsons  r  -rjr-r_r_V-T-rjr-T CARPENTRY M    -  /*  CADRE CONSTRUCTION LTD.  - HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION -  Framing, remodelling, additions  y    Payne Road Gibsons   886-2311  J.B. EXCAVATING 886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage installation   ^e^.  ��� Dump Truck ���  Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields  L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations - Ready-Mix Concrete  885-9666 Porpoise Bay Road Box 172, Sechelt, B. C.  r W. W. UPHOLSTERY & BOAT TOPS LTD.  Everything for your upholstery needs  _ww -��..��,    FOAM-PLEXIGLASS SALES  ^886-7310   A  1779Wyngaerti  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE TO ALL MAKES  SEWEASY  Cowrie St. Sechelt 885-2725  r  THOMAS HEATING  OIL BURNER SERVICE  Complete Instrument OOU"/lll  885-9973  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Ole's Cove  Commercial Containers available  886-2938  r  STANHILSTAD   ROOFING  DUROID. SHAKES  OR REROOFING  R.R.1. Port Mellon Highway        Phone 886-2923 .  Gibsons  R & B BULLDOZING & BACKHOE  GRAVEL TRUCK  Septic Systems   Land Clearing  886-9633 or 886-9365  >  f PIANO & ORGAN LESSONS YOU ENJOY  Ages 3 to ? 886-9030  or*   d��m  for pre-school  B. C. Registered Music Teacher       children  ^  Marv Volen  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  ">,  886-958?  r  A KITCHEN  iCREMODELLING  l^   CENTRE  KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS  886-9411  DAY or EVENING  Showroom In the Twilight Theatre Bldg.  VINYLDECK is the final deck  For maintenance free weatherproof attractive  sun decks and patios, call: 10 Year Guarantee  PACIFIC VINYLDECK       886-2922  r  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cabinets and Fixtures -fr 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   ����� Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty  885-3417  R. BIRKIN  Beach   Ave.,   Roberts   Creek  885-3310  ._K_V_��l_PS_K_P2_P5#5_r PLUMBING, Ar-m  PENINSULA OFFICE & BOOKKEEPING  SERVICES LTD. Phone 886-2511  Box 1066 (Dental Block) Gibsons, B.C.  ��� COMPLETE BOOKKEEPING SERVICES ���  I Also offices In SECHELT 885-2900 and MADEIRA PARK 883-2232/  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  r  a  s  ELECTRIC  RAY COATESPLUMBING  886-7695  Contract Renovations & Service Work  GUTTERS  FREE ESTIMATES^  phone  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  Commercial JtAC-OOQO Chapman Rd.  Residential W>fl"^ Sechelt  ANDREASSEN     ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving the Sunshine Coast  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING -PIPEFITTING -STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  UNIPLAST PRODUCTS LTD. 886-2318  WATERPROOFING SPECIALISTS  SUNDECKS, BALCONIES  C.H.M.C App*.     a BOATDECKS  BILL BLACIO  ROOFING  Shingles, Shakes, Tar and Gravel  V886-7320 or 885-3320   Industrial & Residential  V  Quality Work  For over 15 years  Best Rates  Free Estimates  r  a  DOMESTIC  SEWING  MACHINE  REPAIRS  Days  886-2111  Eves  886-9427  "\  ^  RANDY'S GARDEN SERVICE  RANDY DUNN      Diploma in Horticulture  LANDSCAPE DESIGN & CONSULTING  GARDEN MAINTENANCE      Box 1094. Sechelt, 885-3727,/ Work Wanted        Help Wanted     Opportunities For Rent  Coast News, September 27,1977.  1.1.  Experienced Piano Teacher  Accepting students. 886-7201 #39  DICKENS CHIMNEY SWEEP  Stove 7* Furnace .��� Fireplace  Thoro Cleaning - Easy Rates  Now is the time!  886-7273 #43.  For Rent  CARPENTER  With -20<<ye'ars experience available for small jobs in Roberts  Creek & Gibsons area. Gordon  Lindsay. 886-2332. #39  Fast, Clean, Efficient  CHIMNEY CLEANING  Vacuum equipped. 886-7785.  tfn  ��� CAT-BACKHOE ���  GRAVEL TRUCK AVAILABLE  Land clearing, Septic systems  886-9633 886-9365  GIBSONS SCHOOL  of  THEATREDANCE  Qualified tuition*  Pre-school to  Professional  Jean Milward IDTA  (M. Ballet) C.D.T.A.  (M. Ballet and Stage)  N.A.T.D.   (M.   Tap)  REGISTRATION  Sat.   Oct.    1st   and  Mon.   Oct.   3rd   at  Twilight Theatre  12 noon-2:00 p.m.  Enquiries:  886-2531  Wanted  Have you a small automatic car?  Will you and your car teach a  Gibsons lady to drive? Call  886-7591. #39  Little girls sidewalk bike and  good used vacuum. 885-3967. #39  2 cords -alder, two foot lengths.  Delivered. 886-7585. #39  Propane fridge, pref. small: and  rug, approx. 10' sq. Call-Fri -  Sun. 886-2622 ask for Lindy.  Timber Wanted pins Alder  Poles bought and sold.    Let w.  givf you an estimate. D & OLog-7  Sooting Ltd.   Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700.  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  x\fl/E BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons  886-2812  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  ^'fir-Hemlock-Cedar  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  i . Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creeks  KITCHEN  REMODELLING  CENTRE  SHOWROOM NOW OPEN  UPSTAIRS AT THE  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Hours:  Thurs. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Fri. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.  Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  >  Sunshine Kitchen  Industries Ltd.       886-9411  Bar Manager for Legion operation. Reply giving full resume  and references to the Secretary,  Box 257, Gibsons. #40  * WANTED ���  Person for  Commercial Sewing  full or part-time  for ATTIC ANTIQUES  886-2316 or 886-9976  TFN  POSITION  AVAILABLE  Child Care Counsellor  in community run, family  oriented residential treatment centre for children  ages 6-17. Must be able  to work with children and  their families as well as  maintain close communication with local residents, school personnel  and other social service  workers. Require experience and some educational background in social  services.  Apply to: Personnel  Committee, Wilson Creek  Residential Treatment  Centre, P.O. Box 770,  Sechelt, B.C. VON 3AO.  For information call:  885-3885.  Closing date for applications is Sept. 30, 1977.  INVITATION TO  TENDER  Janitorial services for  Royal Canadian Legion  Br.      #109,      Gibsons.  Complete services required for entire building. Contact Branch  Secretary for full particulars. Tenders may be for  full professional services, supplies, or labor  only. Tenders to be  received by Oct. 11th at  Box 257, Gibsons, B.C.  ��� Portraits     -Ar Weddings     ���'.'  ��� Passports   ��� Commercial   *  , * Copy and Restoration work ���  Professionally done in your home  or in ours.  Day or Evening call 886-7964  Opportunities  HIGHLAND  DANCING  NOW  STARTING  BEGINNERS  and  ADVANCED  Call  886-9872  The Provincial Government has a requirement  for approximately 1,000  square feet of office  space in Gibsons, B.C.  Interested parties  having office space to  lease are invited to submit  details not later than  October 15, 1977 to the  Senior. Property Agent at  theifqllbwihg address:  Property Services Branch  Ministry of Highways &  Public Works,  -4211< Kingsway,  < >Burnaby, BlC.  V5H3Y6  The lowest of any sub  mission   not   necessarily  accepted.  A number to note:-  885-3521  WHARF REALTY LTD.  DARK ROOM FOR RENT  Enlarger & Chemicals supplied.  $2.50 per hour.     Call  886-9781  Wed.-Sat. 10-3p.m.  WAIKIKI $379  8 Pays, 7 Night*  WAIKIKI $399  15 Pass. 14 nights  RENO $119.50  8 Pays. 7 Nights Bus Tour  RENO $179  8 Days.. 7 Nights Air Tour  DISNEYLAND $288  3 Da vs. 7 Mains Air Tour  Daily Flights  f   :.   RENOf 149 -* >  SAN FRAN. $179  3 Night.*-. Hotel & A_r Int.  David Ingram'*  _ "'TOURS.  1666 Robson Street  Call Collect  689-7117  Waterfront,  1 bdrm & kitchen.  Steady working girl only.   Refs  $120. per mo. 874-9574.- #40  Working woman with near-new  2 bdrm mobile home wishes  another working person to share  expenses with. Avail immed.  Wilson Creek area. _885-5225 #39  Waterfront, 3 bdrm, oil heat,  F.P., lge. living rm., avail,  immed. Ideal for, sm. family,  Gibsons. Phone Beth: 886-9342  7-10 p.m. evenings. #41  2 bdrm duplex on North Rd.  \Vi baths, utility room, garage.  Close to shops & school. Avail.  Oct. 1st. $230. per mo. Call  886-7625. s #40  2 bdrm waterfront home, fireplace, electric stove, electric  heat,  Roberts Creek.  886-2113.  #42  2 bdrm. house, close to shopping  areas and with a good view.  $190. permo. 886-7081. #40  HOUSES FOR RENT  Farm at Pender Harbour:  2 bedroom   home  with   5   stall  stable.      22   acres   of  pasture.  $350. per mo.  2 Bedroom Cottage  at  Roberts   Creek.      Fireplace,  nice garden.    On  Beach  Ave.,  just west of Hall Road.     $200.  per month. _  Ranch-style home in Pender  Harbour area, 2 bedrooms, delightful setting, offering privacy  but within easy reach of the main  highway and marinas. Rent:  $350. per month. Available  1st of October.  Call 885-3271.  CENTURY WEST  REAL ESTATE LTD.  1 bdrm trailer with carport.  Fully furnished on private proper-  ty. Avail. Oct. 1st. 886-9625.  #40  Room   &   Board   available  Bonnie-Brook Lodge.    Meals  services incl. laundry.  Private room. 886-9033.  Gower Point ocean beach  lanade.  at  &  esp-  P roper ty  3 bedroom new home, 1300 sq.  ft., basement, two fireplaces,  sundeck, double window, double  plumbing, W/W carpets, beautiful view, M-bdrm., ensuite,  area of good new homes in Davis  Bay, by owner. 885-3773.        #41  For Sale  Avail. Sept. 1st. 12x68, 3 bdrms.  c/w 5' x 40' enclosed addition.  Fridge, stove, washer. $250.  per mo. incl. pad rental. Right in  Sechelt. 885-9979 days or 885-  2084 eves. tfh  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  For Rent. 20ft. Motor Home. All  facilities incl.  Air conditioning..  Tape player & telephone. $200 a;  week.      10$  a   mile.   885-2235  anytime. tfn  2 bedroom, fully furnished cot-  > tage; i ' Very reasonable rent to  suitable applicant. No children,  or pets. 885-9200 weekends/  17th & 18th Sept. or Vane.  261-5255. #39  One third acre lot (58 x 213 x  91 x 269), Langdale Chines,  treed, private with view, underground wiring. Compare with  lots Vi as big. $12,700. Call  886-7218. #39  Large 3 bdrm duplex, W/W carpets, just decorated, Hwy 101  Roberts Creek. Heat incl.,  $275. per mo. eves: 885-5305. #40  CENTRAL GIBSONS  1 bdrm Apt. elec. heat,  stove,  fridge, W/W, call 926-6609.    #41  Two bedroom, full basement  house. Year-round terms. $275.  per mo.    Avail. Oct. 1st.    Call  266-4425. #39  /   800 sq. ft. of Office Space available immediately on Cowrie  Street, Sechelt. 885-2130.       #41  Wanted to  Rent  Responsible couple seek waterfront or rural home. References.  886-9508. #39  Property  UNIQUE SEMI���WATERFRONT  VIEW HOME  This modern 2-bdrm home in a  level area close to stores & the  best beach in Gibsons has the  following features: Sunken living  room with sloping wood ceiling &  Franklin Fireplace, large dining/  family room, easily converted to  r3rd bdrm, large modern kitchen  by Crestwood, large sundeck &  fenced fully landscaped yard.  PLUS a 400 sq. ft. workshop.  All reasonable offers considered  on our asking price of $42,500.  After 6 p.m.: 886-2738. #42  .,,. REDROOFFS ~"  ;Vz acre, water, elec, Ash Road.  "Mobile homes allowed.    Lowest  'price in this area.   $8,900.   Call  885-9427. #39  EAST PORPOISE BAY  water and elec.     Ash  to beach,  only  Real Estate - Insurance  H.B.GORDON  AGENCIES LTD.  885-2013  Evenings & weekends:  885-9365  Large tricycle $15.00, girl's  skates CCM size 6'/_, $10.00,  Boy's skates Daoust, size 10,  $10.00. Ballet shoes size 9��/2N,  pink, $5.00, size lO'/zW Black,  $5.00. All in good cond. Call  886-2924. #39  FOR SALE  Guitars: Gibsons J45, 12 yrs.  old, $450.00. Hard shell case to  fit $50.00. Gibsons L.G.O.,  25 yrs. old - with case $225.00.  Call Pat at 885-3752 Tues, Wed.  tfn  Used wood furnace, re-built firebox, comes with elec. fan. Call  886-7111. #42     $15.00. 886-7839  For Sale  Wrought    iron    coffee    tables,:  end tables, candle holders, plant-  holders,    weather    vanes,    etc.  886-9159. ;       #40  I New McLeods Store in Sechelt j  now has WOOD & COAL Stoves  In stock. __ #40]  Complete set of Ludwig Super  Classic drums. Custom sizes and  hardware. Zildjian cym. and  cases. $1,000. Lyle Davey,  886-7550 after 6 pm. #42  Boy's 20-inch bike, new banana  seat, new tubes, $25.00, Boy's  ice  skates,  size  3,  good   cond.  #39  ^;|acre,  Road.iS-'Access  '���% blSs~a\vay. Mobile homes allowed  '���OiiSetfr $11,200,885-9427.    #39  Marlene Road - Roberts Creek.  Completely remodelled 3 bdrm.  home. Located on large beautifully treed corner^lot! ,?$47,0Q0. ;<  885-3604. #38  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  r  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  I  I  I  aft  REAL ESTATE  *  INSURANCE  FLORON  AGENCIES LTD  .a t  99  1589 Marin* Drlvo, Gibson*  Ron McSavaney John Black  885-3339 886 - 7316  OFFICE 886-2248  GIBSONS  Well kept two bedroom  Road. Asking $30,000.  home,   Headlands  GIBSONS  Small cottage near P.O. and beach; lovely  view. Needs some paint and repair. Asking  $20,500.  SEMI���WATERFRONT  ROBERTS CREEK AREA: Immaculate two  bdrm home, garage and workshop; view of  Georgia Strait. Asking $43,900.  ROBERTS CREEK  Brand new 3 bdrm home, aluminum siding,  -fireplace and carport.' Nicely decorated with  W/W and plenty of cupboards; good utility  area. Nice lot in area of new homes. Priced  at $48,000.  Close to waterfront with access to beach;  lovely two bdrm; home with F.P., dead end  road in quiet area. Priced at only $41,900.  On level lot across from beach park at Roberts  Creek, two bdrm.home, completely renovated  and landscaped. W/W, large utility and  carport. Asking $45,900.  GOWER POIhif ft  Vi acre of cleared property, lovely home with  dream kitchen, lots of cupboards, laundry  and workshop area, playroom and carport.  This has everything including fantastic view  and is priced at only $65,000.  HOPKINS WATERFRONT  Two  lots,  50'   x  200';  delightful   property^  with creek, garden with fruit trees and shade'  trees.    House needs some  renovating  but  could  easily   be   brought   up   to   standard.  Priced at $78,000.  Small cottage close to beach, store and P.O.  Two bdrms, utility and small greenhouse.  Good summer cottage or retirement. Asking  $28,900.  LOTS  Half-acre, gentle slope, nicety treed, creek  borders on property,, vicinity Joe Road and  Lower Road. Priced at $16,500.  Double lot, 64' x 264';  to new school. $12,500.  level good soil, next  Nice building lot, centre of Gibsons. $12,500.  ACREAGE  Some   pieces   available,   several  pieces, $23,000. to $33,000.  five   acre  Other lots, both  for details..  rural and in village.    Ask  Two bdrm trailer on rented pad, rural-area..  ,   Has extra living space. $9,000. -��� -3 :'."���-.  ���ttW-^-- SPECIAL ?*---i  I SPECIAL: Luxurious type waterfront home,!  ��� 3,000 ft. living space, guest cottage and many ���  I   other extras. Has to be seen, ask for details.    ���  BE HAPPY  with this new 3 bedroom elegant home with panoramic  view on Sargent Road.  <& Over 1400 sq.ft. finished  ^r Roughed in fireplace & bathroom in basement  tv Double glazed windows  # Heatilator Fireplace  ���A-" 11/2 Bathrooms  A SUPER BUY AT $59,900.00  Phone 886-2311  CADRE CONSTRUCTION LTD.  P.S. Buy Now and Save!  Just started construction on new 3 bedroom home with  panoramic view on Sargeant Road.  ���fr 1200 sq.ft. to be finished  Another GREAT BUY at only $49,900.00  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  K. BUTLER REALTY  1538 Gower Point Rd.     886-2000 or 886-2607  GOWER POINT: Close to beach & with  panoramic view, gentle slope to road.  Attractively priced at $13,000. with terms of  $5;GQ0. down. A lovely homesite for your  , dteam home.  WATERFRONT ROBERTS CREEK: 4 year  .bid;full bsrrit. home fully finished on both  floors. 2 F.P., 2 bathrms., double windows,  bulftHn dishwasher plus many extras.  Lge. attached garage, lge. woodshed, and  a beach cabin. All this on almost 1 acre of  prime, nicely treed land with 75' frontage  ,,on good beach. Asking $95,000.  ] CHASTER ROAD:   Good trailer zoned lot  80 x 104. Close to new school. Only $10,500.  . with good terms.  ROBERTS CREEK: Over 1 acre with 300'  frontage on Beach Ave: A beautiful home-  site. Can be subdivided. $27,000.   '  GIBSONS: Attractive 1120 sq. ft. home on  view lot. This is a real little beauty, 3 bdrms,  master ensuite. Spacious living & dining  rms. Good size modern kitchen. 2 F.P.,  partially finished bsmt. Particularly well  built. Twin seal windows and W/W carpet  throughout. A must to see at only $56,000.  GOWER POINT ROAD: In convenient  location close to shops & P.O., 4-rm cottage  With basement. 2 bdrms., kitchen & living  rm. Electric heat, hot water & cooking.  $32,000.  LORRIE GIRARD  886-7760  JONMcRAE  885-3670  CHRIS KANKAINEN  885-3545  ARNE PETTERSEN  886-9793  HOMES  JUST LISTED!  LOWER    ROAD    ROBERTS    CREEK:      tion.      Plans   for   completion   available  2V2 acres with year round creek, partially      and most of logs are already cut.  finished tog house on concrete founda- . F.P. $26,500.  <^  WEST SECHELT: Waterfront building  lot 60 x 250 overlooking Trail Islands.  Adjacent lots have steps built to beach:  F.P. $23,500.  CEMETERY ROAD: Imagine! 6 acres  plus a modern, approximately 6 year old  home in rural Gibsons. The home has  3 bedrooms on the main floor. Full unfinished basement, 2 fireplaces and carport. This is an exceptionally good buy  considering the lovely 6 acres of property.  F.P. $65,500.  FAIRVIEW ROAD: 'REVENUE' - This  new duplex on a Vi acre lot represents  the Ideal investment property. There are  1232 sq. ft. in both of these side by side  suites. Features are post and beam construction with feature wall, fireplaces  and sundecks. There is appeal to separate rental markets with a 2 and a 3 bedroom suite. Assumption of present mortgage makes purchase very easy and a  yearly income of over $7000.00 makes  this property hard to beat.    F.P.$75,000.  LOWER ROBERTS CREEK ROAD:  Off Cheryl Ann Park. Beautifully cleared  and level building site hidden from the  road by many large trees. Easy access  to an exceptional beach, 70' x 100' and  priced for Immediate sale.   F.P. $12,900.  UPLANDS ROAD: Tuwanek. Ideal  recreational lot in beautifully wooded  and park like area. Zoned for trailers.  This lot overlooks Sechelt Inlet and the  Lamb Islands. F.P. $8,900.  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.  Size66' x 128'. F.P. $18,500.  DAVIDSON ROAD: Fantastic view from  Langdale Ridge, (you won't need a ferry  schedule aa 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 the corner of Davidson: With a little easy clearing, this  tot will be ready to build on. Walking  distance to the Ferry. Lot size is 80' x  110'. F.P. $12,900.  FAIRMONT ROAD: Four bedrooms in  this 1360 sq. ft. home. Fireplaces up .  and down. Two bathrooms plus ensuita  Full basement with finished rec room,  utility and workshop. Double carport.  Low maintenance landscaping so you can  enjoy your view of the Bay area and out  through the gap from your living room,  dining room or eating nook. F.P. $67,500.  SARGENT ROAD: Large family home  with a panoramic view on a landscaped  lot. Three bedrooms, ensuite off the  master. Fireplaces up and down. Finished basement includes rec room, laundry room and workshop. Close to schools  and shopping. F.P. $63,500.  SARGENT ROAD: Custom built home on  a lovely landscaped terraced view lot.  Fireplaces up and down (heatilators).  Master bedroom hasensuite. Mahagony  . custom cabinets. Full basement with  ��� finished rec room. Separate utility room  and a workshop. Carport and cement  driveway. F.P. $64,900.  MARTIN ROAD: Lovely newly decorated  two bedroom home on a landscaped yard.  View of the Bay area and Keats Island.  On sewer. Has blacktopped driveway  and carport. Includes washer, dryer,  fridge and stove. Price reduced for  quick sale. F.P. $39,900.  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.  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.  GRANDVIEW ROAD: Quality built new  1300 sq. ft. home with full basement.  Many extra features including heatilator  fireplace, 2 full baths R.I. in basement.  Built-in dishwasher, fridge and stove and  W/W carpeting throughout.  F.P. $58,500.  HILLCREST AVE: Almost 1100 sq. ft.  home In good area, cloae to schools,  shopping centre, etc. Large living room  22 x 12 with ��� view. Two bedrooms,  large kitchen, utility room and dining  area make this a very livable home and  with a little bit of work, could be quite  lovely. 'NOTE! The down payment Is  only $3,500. PRICE SLASHED! Owner  says Sell I F.P. $31,000.  SARGENT ROAD: Lovely three bedroom  home with cozy fireplace on quiet no  through street. One half basement has  finished rec room and utility area and lots  of room for storage. New wall to wall  carpeting and many extra features.  You have to see this home and appreciate  the beautiful view over the fully landscaped yard out to the Harbour and Keats  Island. The large backyard has a nice  garden and many fruit trees. An excellent value. F.P. $49,900.  SOUTH FLETCHER: A beautiful view  of Gibsons Harbour is only one of the  many features of this four bedroom  home. Others include a feature wall  fireplace, hardwood floors, lovely large  kitchen and for the handyman, a 16 x 18.  workshop. A great value for only:  F.P. $39,900.  GIBSONS: 1539 Sargent Road. Custom  built uniquely designed home. Spectacular view, landscaped terraced lot in '  exceptionally good area. Three bedrooms  on main floor, sunken living room, two  fireplaces, ensuite plumbing off master  bedroom. Full basement with built-in  bar, etc. If you are looking for quality  built and original design this Is the home  for you. All appliances Included.  F.P. $72,900.  LOTS  PRATT ROAD: Near new school site.  This lot is cleared and ready to build  upon. Mature fruit trees dot this 76' x  125'lot. F.P. $13,500.  COCHRANE ROAD: Good building lot  65' x 130'. Close to shopping and the  ocean. Sewer easement of 10' on s.e.  side of lot. F.P. $12,500.  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 ap-  ' proved. F.P. $19,900.  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  approximately 80' x 135'.    F.P. $16,900.  LANGDALE: Excellent building lot with  fine view of Howe Sound and the Islands.  Only a skip and two jumps, away from  Langdale Ferry Terminal.    F.P. $10,850.  HILLCREST ROAD: Only $3,000 down!  Balance by Agreement for Sale will  purchase one of these lots. Beautiful  view at the end of quiet cul de sac. All  underground services so there is nothing  to mar the view. These lots are cleaned  and ready to build upon. The ravine in  front will ensure your privacy. These  lots represent excellent value. Buy now  at these low prices. A. F.P. $13,900.  B. F.P. $14,900.  TUWANEK: Only one block to beach,  full view of inlet. Piped community  water available. 80' x 140'. NEW tow  price ONLY: F.P. $9,900.  ACREAGE  NORTH RD. at CHAMBERLIN: Exceptionally well priced, 5 acre level property,  half way between Gibsons and Langdale.  Front has been cleared and filled. Back  of property Is like a park with a creek  running through etc. Road allowance  at side is the extention of Chamberlin  Road. F.P. $27,500.  GIBSONS: Excellent prospects for the  one who holds this potentially commercially zoned acreage of 5 acres.  F.P. $60,000.  ROBERTS CREEK: Highway 101 divides  this property diagonally down the centre.  Develop both sides of the road. Try all  offers. 5acres. F.P.$30,000.  ROBERTS CREEK: 2% acres nicely  sloping land right next to Camp Byng  insuring privacy and fully treed at that  side of the property. Mostly cleared,  access road part way in. Don't miss the  opportunity to purchase this large piece  of land for only: F.P.$14,500. 12.  Coast News, September 27,1977.  WEST GIBSONS HEIGHTS  RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION  Membership meetings will be held t 8:00 p.m.  on the first Thursday of every month in the  CHASTER   ROAD   ELEMENTARY   SCHOOL  Next meeting: October 6th, 1977.  General public is cordially invited to attend,  contribute  to  the  discussion   and   voice  any  problems of their concern.  Secretary:   Mrs. M. Wilson, Rosamund Road.  Phone 886-7355.  TRUSTEE ELECTIONS  The public are advised that in this Fall's  elections   the  following   school   board   seats  will be open:  Rural   Area   "A"   (area  North  of   Sechelt)  -  1 trustee for 2 years  Rural Area "B" (everything South of Sechelt  except the Village of Gibsons) - 2 trustees for  2 years, 1 trustee for 1 year  Village of Gibsons -1 trustee for 2 years '  Information kits for persons considering  trusteeship are available at the school board  office and one copy is also available for study  in the office of each school.  R. Mills, Secretary-Treasurer  School District No. 46 (Sechelt)  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS  NOTICE OF TAX SALE  Public Notice is hereby given that on the  thirtieth day of September, 1977, at the Council  Chamber of the Village of Gibsons, at the hour  of ten o'clock in the forenoon the following  described properties shall be offered for sale  by public auction:  Lot 2,   Blocks  4 and  9,   District  Lot 685,  Plan 7013, Group 1, N.W.D.  1402 Alderspring Road, Gibsons, B.C.  Lot 20,  Blocks  4 and 9,  District  Lot 685,  Plan 7013, Group 1, N.W.D.  1401 Gower Point Road, Gibsons, B.C.  Lot 13, of lots 17,18 and 19, Block 2, District  Lot 686, Plan 4303, Group 1, N.W.D.  1793 Martin Road, Gibsons, B.C.  Parcel A of Lot 13, Blocks D, H and Jv District^  Lot 686, Plan 3971, Group 1, N.W* D;'  1690 Marine Drive, Gibsons, B.C.  Village of Gibsons 886-2274  P.O. Box 340  Gibsons, B.C.  J.W.Copland  Collector  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS  NOTICE  1977-1978 List of  ELECTORS  COURT OF REVISION  TAKE NOTICE that a sitting of the Court of  Revision to revise and correct the 1977 - 1978  List of Electors for the Village of Gibsons  will be held at the Municipal Hall, 1490 South  Fletcher Road, Gibsons, B.C. at 10:00 a.m.  on Monday, October 3, 1977 and shall continue  to sit if requisite from day to day until the list  has been corrected and revised.  The Court shall hear all complaints and may:  (a) correct the names of electors in any way  wrongly stated therein: or  (b) add the names of electors omitted from  the list: or  (c) strike out the names of persons from the  list who are not entitled to vote or who are  disqualified from voting: or  (d) correct any other manifest error therein:  or  (e) add to the list of Electors the name of  any person who has become qualified to  have his name entered on the List of Electors  since the 31st day of August, 1977.  Copies of the List of Electors may be examined  at the MUNICIPAL HALL - 1490 South Fletcher Road, Gibsons, B.C.  ANY ELECTOR who discovers his or her name  to be omitted from the List, or therein wrongly  entered, may register a complaint either in  person, in writing or by agent, to the Court of  Revision to have the List corrected accordingly.  Further particulars may be obtained from the  office of the undersigned.  PHONE 886-2274  For Sale  GARAGE SALE  Saturday,  Oct.   1st,   10:30 a.m.  till?  Rear of 1753 N. Fletcher on  Martin  Road.     Rain  or  shine.  Reasonable. #39  Two new tires, E78xl5, $50.00.  Call 886-7966. #39  obi/e Homes  Near new 24 x 40 3-bdrm. on  rent pad. Fridge, stove, dishwasher, W/W, drapes incl.  Fully skirted. Flower & veg.  gardens. 885-9875. #39  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  886-2808  NOW AVAILABLE AT  GIBSONS BUILDING  SUPPLIES  886-8141  COAST  HOMES  885-9979  HONEY  Place your order now.    90* lb.  plus container. 886-7853.  NEED   A    NEW    MATTRESS?  Try foam! All Sizes.  W.W. UPHOLSTERY & BOAT  TOPS, LTD. 886-7310. #41  THE  EARTH   STOVE  ��� Air Tight  ��� Burns   14   hours  on an armful off wood  ��� Two Sizes  ��� Several attractive  designs.  For information call  886-2556  #42  Complete Selection  of Mobile Homes  24x44 to 24x60  12x68 Deluxe Units  14x52,14x60  and 14 x 70 available  NOW IN STOCK  14 x 60 Highwood  14 x 70 Highwood  Drop in and view!  EXAMPLES  NEW  12 x 68 Bendix Leader, 3 bdrm.,  fridge, stove, fully furnished.  Carpet in Master bdrm., living  room, patio door, fully skirted  with verandah. HURRY! only  2 left. F.P. $16,500.  12 x 62 Bendix Leader, 2 bdrm.,  fridge, stove, fully furnished.  Carpet in Master bdrm., living  room, patio door. Fully skirted  with veranda. HURRY! Only 1  left! $15,500.  12 x 48 Moduline, 2 bdrm.,  fridge, stove, fully furnished.  $7,995. plus tax.  12x68NeonexESTIV. 3 bdrm.  fridge, stove, fully furnished.  A DELUXE UNIT. HURRY!  $14,500. plus tax.  All units may be furnished.and  decorated to your own  taste  Park space available for both  single and double wides.  COAST HOMES  Across from  Sechelt Legion  Dave: 885-3859  evenings  BUI: 885-2084  evenings  A commercial rod fisherman finds a quiet cove  and   rests  from   the   rigours   of   hand-trolling.  Day of the Hand Trollers (cont'd)  ���-���** -sti.-  J.W.Copland  Returning Officer  Fridge $30.00, New stainless  steel sink $20.00. 886-9503.     #39  New stainless steel propane  countertop stove, $135.00 (value  $165.00), 22 cu. ft. deep freeze,  $99.00. Franklin heater, screen  front, $89.50. Eves: 886^9387.#40  -^MUSICWEAVERS^-  used  Records , Pocket Books,  -  Guitars  &  Musical Accessories  ^     Lower Gibsons  ^ 886-9737        C  New counter-top stove, copper-  tone, 4-burner, one small chip.  Asking $80.00.886-7081. #39  Cars & Trucks'  1970 Chev 1-ton Pick-up, 9' box,  heavy duty shocks, suspension,  52,000 mi., chains, removable  deck for larger loads. Excel,  running cond. $2,000. Call  886-9411. #39  TRUCK FOR SALE  I960   International   1-Ton   Flat-  deck - Baby duals. 885-9294.  #41  1966 Chev Belaire, $400. o.b.o.  886-2960. #40  1974 Javelin, good condition.  $3,000. o.b.o. 886-2362. #40  1968 Chrysler Newport custom,  good running cond. No rust. Air  conditioning, P.S., P.B. Asking  $800. 5 brand new tires, 2 extra  rims for snows. 886-7350.       #39  1970 Monte Carlo, good condition  $1,300. o.b.o. 886-7570. #39  1970 Ford Fairlane, H.T., P.S.,  P.B., Radio. New white wall  radial snowtires, one owner.  68,000 miles, $1,300. o.b.o.  Call 886-8015. #39  1971 G.M.C. H.D. Pick-up.  Can be seen at the Shell Oil  Bulk Plant. 886-2133. #39  1966 Grand Prix H.T., bucket  seats, 2-door, 283, working cond.  885-9294. #41  1974 Ford Super-van, 8 cyl.,  Auto., 32,000 orig. miles, partly  camperized, good condition.  $3,900. 886-7369. #42  1967 Volkswagen camper van,  good engine & camping equipment. Best offer. 886-7041.      tfn  V* Ton Ford Econoline, window  van. $1,850. 885-2030. #39  1970 Ford Pick-up, 6-cyl, $950.  Call Lindy: 886-2622 Thurs -  Sundays only. tfn.  Must sell! 1976 Highwood 12 x 68  3 bdrm., skirted, porch, $emi-  furnished, set-up in mobile Hdme  park. $2,850. down, mtge.  money available. 885-2496.     #41  12 x 60 Mobile Home, serni-  ^furnished on .Landscaped lot on  ^ North RoadieiJ7Scliool bus. stops,  right at driveway, mail box ,is  close by too. A good price at  $24,700 or make me an offer.  886-9041. Qfh  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE X  HOME PARK      f-^$  Units now on display-phoned  886-9826    <        ! &  NEW UNITS ".:,,���  The ew 14ft. wides are herel"^-'  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.  Motor home for sale: Low  mileage, good condition. $3,500.  o.b.o. 885-9090. #40  by Hubert Evans and Jack Gavin  This  is  the  second   part  of a  three-part series.  Opening date for blueback  fishing in the Gulf in the early  thirties and before was May 15.  At that date the runs were  mainly concentrated around  Nanaimo, Grey Rocks and Bal-  lenas. Soon they spread over to  Lasqueti (Sangster Island, Squitty Bay, Poor Man's Rock) then  to that island's upper end (Bare  Rocks and the Flat fops as they  were called locally) Olson Point  and Jenkins on the west side of  Lasqueti were usually fished  later.  As a rule, as the season progressed, the fishing fell off in  the south and improved in northern areas.  A sizeable number of rowboat  {men wintered around Nanaimo,  the  Gulf Islands  and   Victoria.  These usually began fishing at  Grey   Rocks,   moving   north   to  their favorite grounds as summer  approached.  7   On  the  eastern   side. of  the  Strait others wintered at Pender  Harbour,      Egmont,       Roberts  Creek,     Gibsons,     Vancouver.  -These usually started the season  ' at Sangster and Squitty 1  Cape Mudge was undoubtedly  (the largest hand trolling area in  the Gulf of Georgia. While most  of the fishing was concentrated  on the Cape proper, the area ran  all the way from Poverty Point  past Quathiaski Cove, around the  Cape to Dogfish Bay facing Cortez Island.  ��� On the Cape proper there  were' some 40 to 50 shacks,  some occupied by two or more  persons. Dogfish Bay had a number of shacks and there was the  odd one wherever there was a  beach.  Boats  20' Sangster, 165 H.P. Merc.  New condition. Sleeps 5. Dinette  head, extras. 886-7160. #41  Used chain V* in. approx. 70 ft.  lengths, 504 lin. ft. Anchors,  moorings, etc. Some used piling  $1.50    ft. FLOATS    BUILT.  Eves, or leave message: 886-2861  #39  HIGGS MARINE SURVEYS LTD.,  Insurance claims, condition and  valuation surveys. Serving the  Sunshine Coast and B.C. Coastal  Waters. Phone:     885-9425,  885-9747,885-3643,886-9546. tfn  ~       LIVESTOCK  Recently one oldtimer who  fished the Cape ��� and they  are hard to find nowadays ���  estimated the total number of  "genuine" Cape fishermen at  150, though this figure may well  have been higher. Part-timers ���  loggers, farmers, and others who  came when the fishing was good,  increased this estimate considerably.  Most of the fishing was on the  Cape proper, so except for the  Indian village, the Cape had the  largest group.  There were four or five separate groups or villages, each  group an entity unto itself, with  its own social life, friends, enemies, gossip and spats as in any  community.  Each reportedly had its own  distiller with his distillery against  the days when bad weather kept  the fleet ashore.  The principal co-operative  effort was on the beach, helping  one another haul their boats up  and down the lengthy skidways.  The Cape, was. undoubtedly  the most hazardous area of the  Gulf. It faces southeast and is  a dirty piece of. water in any  wind, most of all in a southeaster.  To hang tight on the' grounds with  a blow coming was asking for  trouble, especially when the wide  tide flat was exposed.  Fishing grounds on the Cape  were known as the Outer Kelp,  Inner Kelp, Bell Buoy, and  others. The beds comprising the  Inner Kelp lay a quarter mile  or so offshore, while the Outer  Kelp were a mile or more out.  A complete tour meant a row of  several miles. '  The rowboat man's routine  was up at dawn, a quick breakfast and out to his favourite kelp  bed by daylight. There he would  be on the oars more or less until  dark. Then back to the shack for  supper and bed.  When fishing was slack, several miles must be covered prospecting other kelp beds.  Fishermen on the Cape were  serviced by collecting boats  which usually made two trips  daily, bringing any groceries  and supplies needed. Few if  any collecting boats carried fresh  water to grounds where none  existed until this service was  won as a concession by the strike.  The other large camp was made  up of Native Indian hand trollers.  They fished with dugouts and  all men and women and children  able to row took part.  It was a never to be forgotten  sight to watch 40 or 50 dugouts  in Discovery Pass soon after  dawn on a clear morning.  Two   or    three   scows    were  ' anchored in the bay where the  Natives   camped.      They   dealt  mainly with the scows.  Along exposed stretches of the  Cape gales destroyed the skid-  ways every winter. For many  seasons they had to be renewed  by the fishermen themselves.  However, in 1936 or 1937,  through the efforts of the Fishermen's and Cannery Workers'  Industrial Union and its local at  the Cape, the federal government  was prevailed upon to instal  cement runways.  Many hand trollers remained  in one area throughout the season.     Others  followed  the  fish  from ground to ground, though  it is debatable if they.did any  better than those who stayed  put. Certainly they worked  harder for their fish.  Some men hand trolled springs  during the winter, one group  going as far as Princess Louise  Inlet and icing their catches  with icicles from overhanging  rocks. Winter springs could  also be rowboated close to the  herring pond in Nanoose Bay.  Award  Last week's B. C. and Yukon  Community Newspaper Association saw Lorraine Aspden of the  Kamloops News awarded the  MacMiilan Bloedel Award for  Journalism    this    year. Ms.  Aspden is the granddaughter  of veteran Sunshine Coast writer  Hubert ���. Evans whose three-part  article on the day of the hand  troller is presently appearing  in this paper.  PENINSULA BLASTING    fc<e�� ^e*  Control Blasting N\*<^  ���fr Stumps ^ Septic Tanks fr  Etc.   fr  John McCready    .    8$6*7122        Gibsons ��:  ;w*:*ft*s:.:.:.:.:��*:^  HATS...  you got 'em?|  I get 'em!  NORTH ISLAND  PEST CONTROL  WORK GUARANTEED  AT REASONABLE RATES  Local Licensed Operator  Charlie Cairns 885-3606  SPECIAL BARGAIN  $39,900  Boats  Log salvage boat, 23 ft., 2 station  hydraulics, good accommodation.  VHF. $7,500. 886-2365. #42  9.2 Chrysler outboard motor,  with day tank. 885-2489. #39  17' Davidson day sailboat, c/w  2 sails, motor, trailer, some  extras. Will give lessons. $2,200.  886-7534. #42  17'/2' Fibreglass runabout with  327 - 280 H.P. velvet drive and  E-Z load trailer. $4,000. Call  886-2765. #40  SLASHED FALL PRICE!!  $1,700. gets you a reconditioned  16' Reinell runabout with 40 H.P.  Evinrude outboard and brand  new full canvas top. Good cond.  tilt-trailer included. Must be  seen! 886-2323. #39  MUST BE SEEN!  15' 6" glass over wood bottom,  Ride Guide steering, completely  refinished, near-new Road Runner trailer with spare, 28 H.P.  Evinrude with recent work.  2 - 5 gallon Cruise-A-Day tanks.  $2,200. firm. 886-7561. #40  2 year old Blackface ewe. Call  886-7853. #39  Hay for sale - $1.00 a bale. Mulch  50 cents. 885-9357.  tfn  HORSESHOEING  Bob Hopkins  Call 886-9470 eves. #41  Pets  Terrier-cross puppies. 883-9665.  7 #39  FREE to GOOD HOME  4 yr. old male Beagle (shots)  good with kids, good watchdog.  Also 2 yr. old black & white male  pat (neuter with shots). Very  good ratter. Allergies are the  only reason for giving these  wonderful pets away.  Call 886-2419. #39  '^P^if^?l~  LOST  Chrome spoke wheel disc from II  auto. Sept. 11, vicinity Langdale II  to   Pender   Harbour.        Phone ii  685-6749. #40 II  Has anyone found Noni's blue II  umbrella which she left leaning  against the Bank of Montreal on ii  Friday? 886-9981,886-2622.    #39 |L  *   "���   V aK9Wl^_^_^_^_^_^_E5Ea_PVQIP^*"9s? * ^��rfK4��H--M*fc-��^HBHMBN��9MK^BnKwS^>A^        ���*��   ->    .. - *����*��-   .. -x   SP1  -     ^-_!- * ���. rj��,?T^>r^^!_t&^^ ^_<;*s%^ : >v      - -     -��� ���   ^^  Brand New 3 bedroom home with large utility off kitchen.  For Sale By Owner   886-2164  Going through the Change of Light?  WHETHER WIRING A NEW HOME, OR ADDING AN OUTLET, I  OFFER YOU PERSONAtlSED SERVICE AT ONE OB' THE MOST  REASONABLE RATES ON THE PENINSULA.  SUPERIOR ELECTRIC  FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE  CALL R. SIMPKINS  885-2412  FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE  _Il|| Coast News, September 20,1977.  13.  GAR PETS CAR PETS GAR PETS CARPETS  OUR FALL SALE RUNS 'TIL MID-OCTOBER  CARPET REMNANTS PRICED SO LOW  YOU THINK WE ARE GIVING THEM AWAY  CARPET ROLL ENDS at the GIBSONS STORE only  reg. NOW  12x11' 6  12x19  12x11' 8  12x18  12x16'9  12x13  12x9  12x9  12x10'8  12x12'8  12x8  12x16'6  12x17'6  1V 6x9  12x24  QUALITY     Dark Brown $153.30  COUNTDOWN Deep Ember $404.00  S.T. 155   Olive Orchard   Damaged  $144.00  COM ET    Cactus Green  GASLIGHT   Sundance  LUMINAIRE   Bamboo Green  REVIVAL   Gold  SNOWFLAKE    Red  RIDEUA   Rust  ULTRA TONE   Blue Chestnut  TUDOR POINT Brown Russet  STYLE 645   Rust  REFLECTION  Rust  TORERO   Green  BRIAR TWIST   Green  $168.00  $378.49  $207.09  $156.91  $271.15  $123.44  $18.95  $19.95  $106.54  $253.00  $96.00  $144.00  $223.30  $155.10  $60.00  $84.00  $113.92  $170.00  $68.00  $6.9)5 sq.  $12.95 yd.  $96.00  $13.95 sq.yd  CARPET ROLL ENDS at the SECHELT STORE only  reg. NOW  SHALADIN Heavy quality Saxony-type pile.  100% nylon, subtle two-toned in Brown Nugget,  Orange Flash, Cinnamon and Vanilla. Regularly  priced at $13.95 sq. yd. NOW $8.95 sq. yd.  ROSEDALE Made by Cross ley-Karastan. A heavy  Saxony three ply yarn. Two colours only, Mexican  Copper and Golden Rye. Sug. Retail Value at  $18.95sq.yd. NOW$12.95sq. yd.  Here! Mow!  CUSTOM MADE DRAPES  Excellent Quality - Locally Made  Choose your own colour and style!    Samples  ^���7 are available fori viewing in both of our stores.  We invite you to take them home for your colour-  co-ordination decorator needs.  12x22'5  12x11  12x9  12x14'6  9' 3x15' 7  12'5x11'6  12x17'9  12x24' 6  12x10  12x8' 11  12x9  12x14'9  12x9  12x15  LUMINAIRE   Rust Nugget        $358.50  TICTAC  COMET   Canyon Red  COMET   Rainbow  (Used)   Flame Red  GRACIOUS TOUCH    Silver Berber  (used but like new!)  LUMINAIRE    Rust Nugget        $282.85  CONNOISSEUR    Groovy Green  $455.75  CONNOISSEUR    Orange Flash  SYNCOPATION    Sage Brush  FRONTENAC    Copper  ADONEAU    Pewter Rust  BOLEREAU    Canyon Sunset  ENTRANCING   Valencia Orange  $400.00  $268.50  $72.60  $60.00  $115.95  $50.00  MATERIALS & LABOUR  10% OFF DURING OUR FALL SALE  jr:,;.'.  $128.00  $211.84  $292.50  $103.95  $95.00  $8.95 sq.yd  $254.00  $180.00  $279.00  INTIMACY and TWILIGHT ZONE A beautiful,  carved, tone on tone textured carpet. 4 delicate  colours: White Aspen, Snow Bunny, Bamboo,  Bittersweet.    Sug.  Retail  Price $14.95  sq.yd..  NOW $12.95 sq.yd.  CORVETTE The rugged level loop carpet with  rubber back. Ideally suited for heavy traffic  areas. Bronze, Beige, Gold.  SALE PRICE $5.95 sq. yd  MANY MORE ITEMS .  COME IN AND BROWSE! jj  M?!.-  PLUS MANY, MANY MORE!  tt:V:V:V*VS  A SMALL DEPOSIT WILL HOLD YOUR CARPETS FOR FUTURE INSTALLATION.   USE YOUR CHARGEX OR MASTERGHARGE  CREDIT OR, WE WILL FINANCE FOR 90 DAYS FREE OF INTEREST. (On approved credit) ALL OUR WORKMANSHIP IS GUARANTEED FOR ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF INSTALLATION. ALL THESE CARPETS ARE FIRST QUALITY AND ARE GUARANTEED  EXCEPT WHERE SECONDS ARE INDICATED. NO RETURNS, NO REFUNDS - ALL SALES FINAL. NO FURTHER DISCOUNTS ON  ADVERTISED SALES ITEMS.  ���:���:���:���:���:���:���:���  ka��i��,<  ����".��.��  ���X'X'X'  ���*"*��"*"**"��"***\\*�� + rtt  Ken DeVries & Son Ltd.  TWO LOCATIONS:  HIGHWAY 101, GIBSONS.  886-7112  IN THE HEART OF SECHELT  885-3424  CARPETS CARPETS CARPETS CARPETS 14.  Coast News, September 27,1977.  Financial report from Le gislature  j We*te**���& aibauM*  David D. Stupich     MLA for Nanaimo  Guess Where  The usual prize of $5.00 for the correct location  of the above. Send your entries to the Coast  News, Box 460, Gibsons. The winner of last  week's Guess Where was Mrs. J.R. Marsh  R.R. 2, Gibsons, whose letter is reprinted below.  Guess Where Mailbag  Dear Editor:  The "Guess Where" in your  September 20th paper is the  "Indian Grave" at Port Mellon.  The eagle holding salmon and  legend were carved out of a big  cedar log by my husband Dick  Marsh. You took a very nice  picture of it.  Mrs. J. R. Marsh  RR #2, Gibsons, B.C.  Freethinker's Pulpit  by Andy Randall  . I was warned to expect 'flak"  for this column on freethought,  and got a little. My surprise has  been that dyed-in-the-wool  Anglicans and Catholics have  given me the green light to go  ahead. "Pay no heed," one  said, "to others. You are speaking out about truths that should  have been said openly long ago.''  Now it is on again with the  un-clerical collar to juggle and  jiggle some pros and cons. There  is a snugness and safeness about  conservative traditionalism when  you follow the line laid down by  church theorists over the past  nineteen hundred years. Established authority tends to give  moral support. Do as you are  told and trust in the old scholarly  judgements; such were, and are,  the principles for your guidance.  Of course it was the fashionable  thing to do, a status symbol that  somehow has worn thin at the  edges. Still, to be fair, out of  this conglomerate of pious souls  there have been many who kept  ���:a   Christian   image   before   the  < world.  The cemented mass of mixed  materials has often been made  possible, aye, even workable, by  the willingness of some adventurous spirits to just go along with  what was expected of them.  But, let a Martin Luther spot a  new, though old, truth and you  have generations of Wesleys and  -others set the Christian message  i sparking anew.  This seems to be the trend  itoday, for we read from many  | sources of an awakening that is  "being felt both in the United  [States and Canada. It is promising too, in that thousands of  young people are actively interested. At the top we get a  ���new kind of authority from many  biblical scholars and church  leaders both active, and retired,  who have given us the summation  of their observations; experiences  and studies, in their lifetime work  as pastor or preacher.  So really there should be no  lifting of the eyebrows, or of  scathing comments on this adventurous one's 'Pulpit' homilies on  Freethink.- Anyway, I've met  enough challenges head-on to  back away from this one. I'm  sure I'd rather go out with a  bang than a whimper.  And if it makes you feel better,  blame it all on the disturbing  influences of a 5 year spell as  a prisoner of war. "The lad's  a wee.bit teched in the heed,  ye ken!" Personally, I believe  most p.o.w.'s come out of it with  a sharper, more analytical mind  than you find in the average  homo domesticus. If we get to  believing in miracles, we have to  see it first. And no kidding!  Like the old pioneers with  their covered wagons leaving  older settlements, the new adventurous pioneers of freethought  are looking at new, ever widening  horizons with their challening  prospects. Such challenging may  only win the youth of today and  tomorrow. The    alternative:  homilies (sermons) solely on  religion and the church and  loaded with the old style scriptural stuff that has little of the  gospel, and less of themes related to life as we know it today.  Freethought claims that so  much dogma has cluttered up  the so-called preaching of the  gospel that it is not easy to find  Christ's real message. One old-  timer, a former public figure,  and with an astute mind, said  this to me lately: "We should  tell the preachers (ministers and  such) they should pay less heed  to St. Paul's doctrines, and give  us nothing but Christ's gospel  as it applies to our ways of life  today."  I think I'll drink to that!  The final financial report for  the fiscal year ending March 31,  1977, has just been released by  the Social Credit Government,  along with the pronouncement by  Finance Minister, Evan Wolfe,  that the modest $38.5 million  surplus "offers dramatic proof  that British Columbia is on the  road to economic recovery".  Actually, the Minister is wrong.  The figures contained in the report dramatically illustrate that,  despite severe cut-backs in services to the people of British  Columbia, the province is in much  worse financial shape than it was  in the final year of New Democratic administration. Furthermore, the provincial economy has  shown no growth whatsoever  in the past year.  The market value of all goods  and services produced in B.C.  increased 13.5 percent in the fiscal period ending March 31,  1977. Adjusted for inflation,  the real growth is estimated at  5.1 percent. This indicates an  inflation rate of 8.4 percent.  The traditional barometer used to  indicate economic activity in the  province is the increase in the  sales tax revenue from year to  year. The increase in this fiscal  year was only 8.8 percent. If  you pay S18 for a pair of blue  jeans in 1975 and because of inflation the ..same jeans cost you  $20 in 1976, you. are also going  to pay more sales tax. Using  the above inflation adjustment,  this means there was less than  one percent increase in sales tax  revenue, hardly a glowing indication of any recovery of the  province's economy.  Incidentally, Finance Minister  Wolfe, in his praise for the "recovered economy" carelessly  compared B.C.'s performance for  the year ended March 31, 1977,  with the performance of the  Canadian economy as a whole.  The only problem was, he used  the figures for the first quarter  of 1977 to "show a certain downward trend" in the Canadian  economy, which would not be an  accurate comparison, since we  don't have a separate account of  B.C.'s performance for that  particular quarter.  You do not have to be a genius  to figure out why B.C.'s economy  has been performing so poorly.  Social Credit government policies have had a direct effect on  depressing the economy. Take  the ferry rate increases for example. Revenue from B.C.  Ferries has traditionally increased by $5 million per year. In  the last year of NDP administration  (the  fiscal year ending  March 1975) there had been an  increase of 17.5 percent. In 1976  the Social Credit government  more than doubled the ferry  rates, so you would expect revenue to more than double, right?  Wrong. Revenue was up a mere  $700,000 from the previous  year (1.5 percent increase). This  means that traffic had to be less  than one-half what it was the previous year. As a certain percentage of ferry traffic is- always  going to be there, regardless of  the rates - commercial vehicles,  trucks, buses, and business  people - the decrease in ferry  traffic would all be in the proportion that is made up of tourists  and British Columbians travelling  within the province. This has had  a very serious effect on the province's economy.  Other tax increases have taken  spending power away from the  consumer.  The increase in sales  tax took an additional $180 million.    The increase in personal  income tax $25 million.   The increase in  corporation  taxes   $2  million.   The increase in tobacco  taxes $10 million.   The increase  in medicare premiums, and other  miscellaneous taxes, another $3  million.    The increase in ICBC  rates cost us another $330 million.  This means a total of $550 million  has been taken out of circulation.  This is money that would otherwise have been used to buy a  new car, eat out at a new restaurant, get a new wardrobe, buy  that  new  house,  eat  steak  on  Wednesday instead of hamburger, finish off your degree  or  finance   that   ski   weekend   at  Whistler. I  The second problem has been  that the  Social  Credit  government has not used any of these  tax dollars on measures to stimulate the economy.    People :.wnp  are   unemployed   are   not   contributing to the provincial gross  produce and they are not consuming goods.  In the fiscal year  ending March   1975,   the   NDP  administration  put   $35   million  into a special fund for summer  employment for students.  In the  1976 fiscal year $27 million of  this was spent to provide jobs.  In the 1977 fiscal year the Social  Credit   government   spent   less  than $7 million on student em*  pldytnent.   And this in a period  of time when  the  employment  situation   in   the   province   was  much worse.   There are'still $8  million left in the fund set up by  the NDP.    In "other words, the  Social Credit government made  no financial commitment to relieve the problem of unemployment, which is having such  a  Church Services  Roman Catholic Services  Rev.T.Nicholson,Pastor  Times of Sunday Mass:  8:00 p.m. Saturday and 12 Noon  Sunday at St.Mary's Gibsons  In Sechelt: 8:30 a.m. Our Lady of  Lourdes Church, Indian Reserve  10:00 a.m. Holy Family Church  885-9526  SALVATION ARMY  Camp Sunrise  Hopkins Landine  Sundays 10:30 a.m.  In the Chapel  886-9432  Everyone is Welcome  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sat. 3:00 p.m.  Hour of Worship Sat., 4:00 p.m.  St. John's United Church  Davis Bay  Pastor C. Dreiberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone:  885-9750 or 883-2736  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. 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While taxes have been increased, services have been cut,  and unemployment had been  tolerated, the province's debt  load has actually increased. In  the last year of NDP administration the debt load per capita  was $1,587.68. In the two years  since the Social Credit government came to power, the per  capita debt liability has not only  increased but is accelerating at  a terrific rate. It is now $2,221.67  per capita, up $633.99 in the past  two years. This is an increase of  39.94 percent. Furthermore,  the difference between what the  government took in during the  1977 fiscal year, and what they  spent is $76 million. But in order  to do this they had to sell off  $48 million worth of B.C. ferries,  that had been paid for out of  general revenue by the NDP administration, and they had to  cancel $30 million in special  purpose funds. Without these  measures they would have been  $2 million in the hole.  The fourth quarterly financial  report   illustrates   clearly   once  more,   that   the   Social   Credit  government will go to any lengths  to convince the people of this  province that they are financial  wizards.   Do you remember the  "Debt" the Social Credit government created on paper the first  year they were in office by giving  money away to Crown corporations, and passing special warrants not provided for in budgetary  estimates?     Then  they  went   out   and   borrowed   $261  million to cover this non-existent  debt, (some of it from one of  the Crown corporations they gave  it to in the first place).    Cash  available to the province as of  March 31,1977, was $291 million,  sufficient to liquidate the above  debt.      Yet,   the   Social   Credit  government has made no move  to do so.  They want to keep this  bogus "debt" on the books for  political  purposes,  so at  some  future time they can, amid much  fanfare,   and   presumably   just  before   the   next   election,   pay  off what they have tried to con  everyone into thinking was the  debt left by the NDP administration. ������     77": ��� ''j"   7  It is apparent that the Social  Credit government is aiming for  a surplus of at least $100 million  in the current fiscal year. In  addition to this, they are going  to sell off more assets or investments which were paid for in  prevous years out of current  revenue. This should provide-a  further surplus for the year of  $150 million. It will be interesting  to see what the Social Credit  government will do with this  $250 million. My prediction is  that they will leave it sitting  there until the next election  when they will make a political  decision about how the money  can best serve their purposes  in gaining re-election.  In the meantime, the financial  policies of the Social Credit  government have taken their toll  on the provincial economy. There  is no evidence that the economic  recession has slowed. Taxation  policies have contributed to the  already scandalous unemployment rate. Every man, woman  and child in this province is  bearing a heavier debt load.  And the Social Credit government is absorbed with playing  "hokus-pokus" with the province's books in the vain hope  that we won't notice how bad  things really are.  I  ���  I  L.  CLOSES  Saturday October 8th  through  Monday October 10th  Turkeys  After which this ad  is worth a  FREE ICE CREAM  CONE  1  1  1  1  1  R  I  I  ��  1  I  I  J  Planning a trip  to Reno?  Stay home  and put your  money on better odds!  Be one of the next ten homeowners to  order kitchen cabinets - you could get  them free!  See our display on the second floor of the  Twilight Theatre and ask us for a free estimate.  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