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 5"|v  7,:#:  ��/��'��� "     " '"<��� <r^:\^j :-��� f -"'  k  "fat  [AX  ffpa*  iiui .*;���  is  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15$ per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  .  V  Volume 30, Number 50  December 13,1977.  take  ice  Swearing in ceremonies took place last week for the Municipal Councils of Gibsons and Sechelt and for.the Regional  Board. Sechelt Council was the area of local government which  saw the fewest changes with Frode Jorgensen being the only  new face on council, having been elected November 19th along  with returning alderman Morgan Thompson.  In contrast Gibsons Council will see three new faces on the  five-man team in the persons of Mayor Lome Blain, and Alderman Jack Marshall and Larry Trainor. In his acceptance speech  Mayor Blain.said, "After the election dozens of people approached me with their pet peeve saying the first thing council  must do is so and so and so. This leaves us with a dilemma  which is thatrthe first thing council must do is decide which of  the first things council must do is to be the first thing we shall  do." Mayor Blain closed his remarks by thanking the previous'  mayor and council for their many accomplishments on behalf  ofthevillage. .  On the regional board, too, the results of the election saw  changes in the majority of the positions on the board. New  regional board members are Joe Harrison, Charles Lee, George  Gibb, and Jack Marshall who replaces Jim Metzler as the  Gibsons representative to the regional board.  Village councils set  up their committees  and Marina, and the Provincial  Emergency Program Committees.  In Sechelt  Mayor Nelson is responsible for  Finance and Assistant Public  Works. Alderman Jorgensen's  responsibilities will be Fire  Protection, the Provincial Emergency Program, and Deputy  Finance. Alderman Kolibas is  charged with the responsibility  of the Health Unit and the  Library. Alderman Leitner is in  charge of Recreation and Community Development, while  Public Works and. Sewers is  the .assignment givenjf Alderman],  'Sewer,'-the ...Public ^^^Thompson for the coming year  *-----'���������-''������-��� 'The^pecember Stfi^eeting^saw  Alderman Thompson once more  appointed to be the Sechelt  representative to the Regional  Board though he had indicated  a desire to be relieved of the  responsibility. It was felt though,  that with the large number of new  faces on the board Thompson  should continue in the position  to lend a little continuity to the  proceedings at least for the  coming year.  The committee appointed to  draft an official Sechelt Settlement Plan will consist of Alderman Kolibas, the Village and  Regional District Planners, the  Village Clerk and a representative  for each of the business and recreational areas of the village.  Alderman Lorraine Goddard  has bepn named Deputy Minister  in the hew Gibsons council appointments announced last week.  In addition Goddard will work on  the Finance Committee, the  Wages and Policy Committee, the  Recreation Committee,, the Tourism Committee and the Health  Committee.  Mayor Blain in the new line-up  will work with Goddard on the  Wages and Policy Committee.  In addition he is a member of the  Program Coordinator Committee, the Library and Museum  Committee. A part'of his mayoral  duties of course consists of  overseeing all committees.  7 New Alderman Jack Marshall  , .will serve.on.thevFire.:Protection,  Water   and ' " ~ "  Works, arid the Harbour Corii  mittees.    Alderman Trainor has  been appointed to the  Finance  ��� Committee, the Recreation Committee, the Water Committee,  the Planning, Building and  Zoning Committee, and the Airport and Marina Committee.  Other committees on which  Trainor will serve ate the Library  and Museum, Tourism, Harbour, Provincial Emergency" Program, and Health Committees.  He will also serve as Jack Marshall's alternate to the Regional  Board.  Alderman Ted Hume has been  appointed to the Fire Protection,  Public Works, Program Coordinator, Sewer, Planning,  Building and Zoning, the Airport  Let's have no jokes about dogs in the manger, folks.,  This display is part of the annual display prepared by"^  Albert Weill whose decorations and displays are a regular *  Criminal charges  A local man, 39-year old Leon Matsabuchi, is facing four  criminal charges arising from incidents which took place at  Gibsons Harbour during the night December 8-9. The charges  are breaking and entering, possession of a dangerous weapon,  pointing a firearm at a person and possession of marijuana.  Matsabuchi was originally freed on bail but violated the  conditions set and is at present in custody. *_  Choice of chairman  controversial but ...  The Regional Board inaugural meeting held on December  7th got off to a vigorous and controversial start. The contror  versy developed over the appointment of the Chairman to  preside over the board in the coming year.7 Nominees were.  last year's Chairman Harry Almond, nominated by; Bernie  Mulligan, and Area "B" Director Peter Hoemberg, nominated  by Morgan Thompson, Sechelt's representative to the Regional  Board.' '.;- 7'������' 7"-74,..   ��� :XX:'X ):-:'Xi.  Two successive.votes were held by secret ballot which re?  suited in a 4-4 deadlock and considerable discussion ensued as  to how the deadlock was to.be broken. At first it wais suggested  ^^J$S��ace|a^^  since shev was chairing that portion of the meeting.;   Charles:  '^t^V^bjeirtied^tathis procedure as being contrary to the Municipal Act.   It was then proposed that the deadlock should be  broken by the toss of a coin but again Lee objected as being an  unworthy method of decision making in the democratic process.  Finally the six directors not nominated left Almond and  Hoemberg in the conference room and retired to thrash the  matter out in private. When they returned the vote taken was  5-3 in Almond's favour and he was accordingly named Chairman.  Prior to the third vote there was again some discussion of the  Municipal Affairs Act Section 105 in which it is said that the  returning officer can cast the deciding ballot in the event of a  tie for municipal office. Director Lee insisted that the words  ''returning officer" indicated that that portion ofthe Municipal  Act referred obviously to a public election rather than a board  room discussion.  7 ��� ��� '    ��� \ ���  ���  Decision is correct  In conversation with the Coast News this weekend Lee revealed that he took the opportunity which availed itself at the  recent convention of newly-appointed public officials to B. C.  municipalities which was held in Vancouver on December 8-9  to confirm his impressions of the Municipal Act. Lee discussed  the issue ofthe tied vote with T. M. Youngbird, Deputy-Minister of Municipal Affairs, with J. P. Taylor Assistant Deputy-  Minister of Municipal Affairs, and with C. S. J. McKelvey,  the Executive Director of the Union of B. C. Municipalities  and all three confirmed his interpretation ofthe Municipal Act.  feature every year at his home near the Beachcomber  Motel on Highway 101.  Sechelt council opens  Victoria actions  will raise taxes  Secretary-treasurer of School District' #46 informed school  trustees by letter on December 2nd that an adjustment in taxation procedures by the Social Credit Government would mean  a significant increase in the proportion of school taxes borne by  the local taxpayer. In his letter to the trustees Mills says that  taxpayers locally can expect an increase of as much as 23% in  the compound increase in the tax dollar that will be paid for  education. '  "In general terms," says Mills, "when the basic levy is  increased proportionately more than the value of the approved  instructional unit then the province is shifting more of the  educational cost onto local property owners and away from  consolidated revenue." ���  the education budget from consolidated, re venue and to pass all  cost increases onto local property  owners. If this is felt to be an  unacceptable decision, a great  deal of provincial pressure from  all levels of local government  all over the province will have to  be brought to bear."  It is estimated by the local  secretary-treasurer that most  school districts in the province  would appear to be facing mill  rates well in excess of 50 and that  there may well be one or two with  mill rates of 60 or more.  Before he can refine his  figures completely Mills will  have to have estimates of the  effect on rural assessments of  this new move from Victoria  but his present estimates of the  effects in Gibsons and Sechelt  are that the taxpayer can expect  an overall increase in the taxes of  11.3% over the 1977 level.  "The entire reason ��� (for- the  increase)," according to the  secretary-treasurer, "is attributable to a provincial policy decision  to put no additional funds into  Vs.  The new Sechelt Council held  its first regular* meeting last  Wednesday, December . ��� 7th.  Doug Roy the village planner was  present and a motion was made  and seconded to retain him for  a further year at a fee of $200  per month. Mr. Roy described to  council a method used in other  communities to defray the expense of a planner, by charging  a developer a fee for the time  spent by the planner on upcoming  projects^  . .       ���������'  ^The'three phases ofthe Sechelt  Villagej plarivwere outlined to the  council. V ���.''��� .-fii '���..-/-       .-.,  wew of the 1961 arid 1973 plans,  along with the present Sechelt  Vicinity Plan, and then a meeting  with - all interested parties -in  order to strike a committee. This  is expected to be completed by  March 31st next year.  Phase two will comprise,of a  first draft being submitted to  council and public discussions,  to be completed by August 31st.  Phase three will be the final  draft of the proposal hopefully to  be presented and passed by  council by October 31st.  A heated discussion over the  wisdom to accept bonds in lieu  of Toad building in subdivisions  sparked up when, council was informed that Glenmont Holdings  had made application to post a  fifty thousand dollar bond against  the construction of a roadway  through their new subdivision.  Alderman Thompson was  against continuing the bonding  practice altogether, and particularly this one in light of the  village's past dealings with Glenmont Holdings in the Seaside  Village subdivision.  Alderman Leitner pointed out  that although this was the same  company, it was no longer, under  the directorship of Stan James  and he felt that the posting of  the bond was an act of faith on  their part.  It was finally decided that the  bond would be accepted, but that  council would give serious consideration to placing a time limit  on future applications.  The outstanding interest of  $9,476.89 owed to the Federal  Government by the Sechelt Arena  was taken over bythevillage.  The reasoning behind this decision was that at the time of  completing the contract the interest payment had been over-,  looked and although the arena  executive have included a repayment of $1,000 per year in  their present budget, this was not  "acceptable A to the government,  who want the total ariiount immediately. The budgeted repayment of $1,000 will be transferred  to the village yearly.  Museum Society seeks  Gibsons assistance  Gary Kent representing the  Gibsons Museum Society appealed to the Gibsons Village council  at their inaugural meeting on  December 6th to include the  Museum Society in any future  grant applications made by the  village.  Kent's action was occasioned  by the  fact  that  the   Museum  Society had recently been turned  down in a bid for funding under a  Canada Works Program. He  pointed out that of the $280,000  recently awarded to the area the  village of Gibsons had received  only $7,000.  The village council suggested  to Kent that he should put his  request to them in writing at the '  first opportunity.  This truck carrying 36 tons of salt for Powell River snapped its universal joint in the middle  of dangerous Granthams Hill. Truck driver Dave Dillon of Delta said the only thing local  police did was to ask if he could get the thing off the road. Meanwhile local lad Steve Young  stood in the pouring, freezing rain on Saturday directing traffic for five hours till sufficient  repairs could be made.  Another B.C. Ferries hurdle  For residents of the Sunshine  Coast travelling either to Nanaimo or Bowen Island, the first and  perhaps cleverest hurdle B. C.  Ferries have put in our way to  keep away any possibility of us  becoming bored by a smooth  crossing, begins immediately  after disembarking at Horseshoe  Bay.  Gorky  This pleasure boat sank recently, presumably because  of heavy snows.    It is just one of the recent mishaps  to affect the people of Gibsons Wharf.   Boat owners are  urged not to leave  their boats too long  unattended.  passes away  Long-time resident of Keats  Island, Carroll Howe (Corky)  Corkum passed away on December 7, 1977, at the age of 89:  He is survived by three nephews  and one niece. Corky Corkum  ���wwis a retired principal of King  George High School in Vancouver  and a member of the Vancouver  Rotary Club.  A memorial service was held  on December 12th with Rev.  Fred Napora of Sechelt officiating.  The Bowen Island and Nanaimo  ferries sit berthed alongside us  as we drive down the ramp, and  as we gaze wistfully across the  ten feet of tarmac to the next  leg of our journey, the flow of  traffic carries us out of the terminal where little green signs  thankfully save us from dispair  by announcing "THIS WAY TO  THE FERRY LINEUP".  After about a mile of feeling  like a rally driver watching for  clues to appear, a small .tickle of  doubt begins, but before it turns  into full. fledged worry, another  little green sign pops up to egg  you on still further.  Coming over a rise Vancouver  appears and thoughts of changing  your mind about your destination  and- spending a day in the city  are tempting. At that moment  the little green signs promise  you that the end is in sight, by  pointing to a pull out, turn around  and go back the way you came,  lane.  If you by nature are a collector of trivia and at this point  happen to look at your mileage  gauge and the last two numbers  read 19, you will probably file  away for future reference that  when you finally make it back  to the spot in Horsehoe Bay  that you started from it now reads  22.  As a seasoned traveller, having  crossed this hurdle before you  will look for a way round it.  You can go down to the car deck  a bit early and enquire from one  of the people in the ferrying  business. When you are assured  that there is no short cut, you  drive this unavoidable route,  but with an open mind to the  fact that somewhere in the vast  network built up to confuse us  between point A and point B,  an expert may be working unnoticed, who has some secret  knowledge of hidden trails.  This expert can be found  parking cars on the Bowen Island  ferry. He will tell you to take the  Horseshoe Bay cut off, drive to  Bruce Avenue. So you drive  along Bruce Avenue take a left  and go for about a block, you  will find a sign on the left pointing  back to the terminal, follow this  for about 100 yards and you have  saved yourself about five miles  driving.  With the time you have saved  arid the money not spent on gas  a quick pint at the Trollers puts  you in a good enough mood to  handle the next hurdle.  Carol sing  A time to sing Christmas  Carols and share your thoughts  on Christmas will take place in  the Anglican Church Hall,  Gibsons at 1:30 p.m. on December 16th. The program will  last about one hour, followed by  refreshments served by the  Anglican Church Women.  A cordial Invitation is extended  to all ages to come out and join  in a celebration of the true  meaning of Christmas, the birth  of Jesus Christ.  Delivered to EVERY address on the Su  Coast every Tuesday  ��� 1 -,�� Coast News, December 13,1977.  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  ��� -    ��� *  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday by Glassford Press Ltd.  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1VO Phone 886-2622 or 886-7817  Editor-John Burnside Advertising/Reporter-Bruce M. Wilson  Typesetting - Lindy Moseley      Advertising /Photographer - Ian Corrance  Layout - Pat Tripp Receptionist/Bookkeeper - M. M. Laplante  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast.  British Columbia: $12.00 per year; $8.00 for six months. f*CNA  Canada except B.C. $15.00 per year. ^"^  United States and Foreign $20.00 per year.  Those economic wizards  Well, folks, they are at it again. Those  wizards of the purse strings over there in  Victoria have come up with another of  their predictable budget boosting devices. It's all very simple and the wonder  of it is budgets are not balanced everywhere. The Social Credit solution to the  question of balanced budgets is simply to  stick their hands ever deeper into the  pockets ofthe general public.        ^  We have editorialized before about the  effects on the B. C. economy of vast  sums of money being taken out of the  pockets of the populace and out of the  marketplace to languish in vaults in  Victoria while gleeful Socred cabinet  ministers show each other their balance  sheets. At a time when business is  slow and bankruptcies at a record level  they have come up with another method  of extracting everything but the fillings  from our teeth.  The reference is, of course, to the  manipulation of the education taxes  which will leave millions in the coffers of  the government and take the same  amount out ofthe pockets ofthe property-  owners and purchasers of this province.  Perhaps instead of a roast of beef we'll  be able to satisfy each other by pointing  with satisfaction to yet another headline  about a budgetary surplus. Perhaps,  but it's doubtful.  This is the government which moved  like lightning when it came to removing  the millionaire's tax which was a burden  to you and me; this is the government  who doubled our ferry fares; the same  government doubled our insurance  rates. What it amounts to is that having  successfully picked ��� our pockets clean  they cheerfully announce that they are  making a profit and aren't they clever.  -Even the most hide-bound Socred must  see the pattern. The giant mining companies   have   the   burden of  royalties  removed, the plight of the millionaires  is eased and everywhere else the people  of the province pay and pay and pay  again.  This is a government of the very  wealthy and the blatancy with which  they- pursue their own self-interest is  crude in the extreme. Of course, if we  just tighten our belts for another couple  of years they'll throw some of the crumbs  of the surpluses they are building up  our way, and then. we'll be decently  grateful and all rush out and vote for  them again.. Won't we?  Dept. of Highways  It is only just' that having condemned  the Department of Highways Jocally  for their ineffectually in dealing with  the first snow storm of the yeir, we  should now pay decent tribute to the  fact that in dealing with this last monster  snow storm they were very, very effectual  indeed.  Early on  Friday  morning the  roads  were sanded and salted and when the-  snow came, though it. wanted to stay,  it couldn't get to form that treacherous  icy surface which left vehicles in ditches  all over the Sunshine Coast last time.  7;Even on Friday morning when conditions  ; were perhaps at their worst it seemed  that the careful motorist had no difficulty  arriving at his destination due  to the  ministrations   of   the   Department   of  Highways.    And this was a protracted  storm too with heavy precipitation all  day and much of Friday night but major  '���difficulties did hot arise. ....   .  -' - -Well' done; Department of Highways.  Keep up the good work, lads, we are  all grateful.  Best wishes  Our various boards and councils have  just gone through the re-shaping of  election time and are settling in now  for their year of service. From their  deliberations and decisions will come  changes that will affect the lives of all  of us. To the men and women who will  serve on these local bodies in the coming  year the Coast News would like to express  good wishes. You have taken up the  burden of responsibility, ladies and  gentlemen, and though from the press  and the public in the coming year it  will often seem that for your efforts  you receive nothing but criticism, nonetheless any one who pauses to reflect  will realize the importance of your work  and the value of your best efforts.  It is the feeling here that, generally  speaking, we are blessed on the Sunshine  Coast with men and women of high  calibre in public office and we hope  that the year of service which lies ahead  will prove to be a satisfying and interesting experience for you all.  .. .from the files of Coast Nam  5 YEARS AGO  Municipal elections in Sechelt produced surprises. Alderman Ted Osborne  was re-elected and Norman Watson was  defeated. In his place Dennis Shuttle-  worth, professional engineer, was  elected.  The school board's $429,000 referendum for a new gym building and auto  class workshop was defeated in Saturday's elections. The result was 55%  yes, which was not enough to pass.'  Elphinstone school's Snowflake Queen  Elly Leahman was crowned at the school  Christmas dance December 8th. Her two  princesses are Maria Lynn and Lita  Allnutt.  10 YEARS AGO  Roberts Creek Property: Hall Road.  Choice 1 acre with 3-room house, bathroom, oil space heater, rock gas stove.  Immed. Poss. $3,650. full price, $850.  down, $60.00 a month at 7V2 % interest.  The new Tasella Shop in Sechelt  opens in the Crucil Building.  15 YEARS AGO  Lack of regulation in car parking in  Sechelt has resulted in Sechelt's municipal council deciding to tackle a parking  by-law when the 1963 council starts its  work.  Bandmaster George Moss has been  employed by the school board to give  musical instruction and theory to members of Elphinstone band. Practices will  be held so they will not interfere with  the regular school curriculum.  20 YEARS AGO  The gill-netter Ocean Chief, owned by  Jimmy Johnson of Garden Bay, sank off  Norman Point on Saturday last. Two  men on board narrowly escaped drowning  when the boat turned over; fortunately  it righted itself again. It is now beached  over in Whiskey Slough, where repairs  are being made.  Thomas Humphries, a member of the  Sechelt school board is retiring after  seven years of service as school trustee.  25 YEARS AGO  Search party finds lost member:  After a complete day's search which  went well into dusk, the search party  seeking Mr. Tom McLaughlin resumed  early Thursday morning. Barely had  they got started when the object of their  search walked out of the woods to meet  them. Mr. McLaughlin reported that  he had become separated from the party  when they spread out to locate the plane  wreck and he was unable to find his way  back in the dense brush. The search  party was seeking the Q.C.A. plane  which crashed in the Crowston Lake  area east of Halfmoon Bay.  Sechelt, March 6, 1939.7As war clouds begin to gather over Europe,  students and, community citizens pose for photographer Helen  McCall at the opening of their new Consolidated School. One-room  institutions at Wilson Greek, and/on Norwest Bay Road - School  Road then - merged to help make possible this building, still in use  nearly forty years later.  Its antiquity is revealed by the fact that its  architectual design includes windows - windows which opened to.  admit the. earth's atmosphere - windows'"made to be peered out of,  as; someone upper right is seen doing. Photo courtesy.E.S. Clayton,  tall man at very centre of group, and Elphinstone Pioneer Museum.  L. R. Peterson  Musings  John Burnside  Slings & Arrows  George Matthews  I live in an enchanted valley that or something else you will  half the days of my life. A valley eventually find the happy valley,  in which I am surrounded by7^J;-have no warning book which  great physical"beauty.of environ-74ells irieif you do this or that or  merit and decent, stalwart folkv" something else you will find  I myself in this valley am a yourself in the bleak place,  sprightly gentleman acquainted \ I search by trial.arid error for  with all and assured also-of the:n the beauty arid try through pain  caritas of certain choice, selected 7 and failure to avoid the bleak. I  friends of sensitivity, insight and-Jjcnow both valleys well and am  long-standing. ��� ,. ��1make-, no1,; never? in.���-.the: one without aware-  , apology ipr the usejof that h?^ti"-/,ries\of1tKe-existence ofthe other,  ful, neglected biblical word 0%'^ This oddj dual stance of mine has.  Greek derivation 'caritas' which'    soriie advantage. It is the duality,  I think, which has made me aware  that the valleys are of my making.  The objective world, I am aware,  spins on its celestially objective  way whether J live in grace or  pain. .'.',._.  The years go by and I cannot  yet claim the blessed place  as  home but I still strive to climb internal mountains.     I know  it's  there.  I am even become a more  frequent visitor.    And though I  frequent  still  the  bleak   inhospitable place I am less inclined  than once I was, though never  ever fully, to accept it as a final  resting place.   I have.learned in  the very core of idenitity to recognize in myself what the learned  students of the mind now call  "projection".   I know the bleakness to.be my bleakness and am  less inclined to. blame the beauteous spinning orb and those who  inhabit it for the bleakness that  is mine.  . And this is in itself no minor  blessing, for wherein the objective does contain an actual bleakness it does so because the residents of this marvellous spinning  space ship have put it there  because they found it first within  and would not recognize it so.  And what we do not recognize  within but push at others does  not leave us but becomes instead  the. very wallpaper of our lives.  It is as though existence were  a mill pond and we pebble  throwers on the shore. The pebbles that we have to throw may  well1 be small but the mill-pond  registers all arid if we throw even  a tiny negative pebble the negative ripples reach in time to every  centimetre of the shore. We are  the throwers, the pebbles, and  the pond.  I do not know if I can come in  time to,be a resident in the  blessed valley. The way is long  and full or error. But I am persuaded that such a thing may be.  I am persuaded, too, that since  possibly translates best into  English as 'loving kindness'.  It is a sad truth that our language,  everywhere else so versatile and  flexible, is so limited in its means  of expressing love. The Eskimos,  we are told have twenty-two  different words for snow because  they are aware of the varieties  of snow and have need of all  those words. We for love have  but a single four-letter catch-all,  much abused.)  Ah, but I digress. Let's get  back to that valley where for  half the days of my life I live in  that fine and friendly place enfolded in the caritas of my fellows. . I live there, I am sure, in  a state of grace. In that valley  I am constantly aware . of my  blessings and give thanks constantly . to the Great Original  Cause of all that is.  You may ask: "Why only half  your days in such a blessed  place?" Please why me no whys.  I never met a why yet that I could  answer. I only know there is  another valley where, too, I  wander. It is no blessed place.  It is a bleak inhospitable clime  of selfish, greedy men and  hardened, callous women where  such a word as caritas is never  spoken because never needed or,  if found, much abused and  hardened in its turn. It is a place  where no man is my friend; where  all hands; including mine, are  grasping - never soothing. In  this second valley I live in anxiety, insecurity and fear regretting I was ever there to play the  desperate game.  Again I cannot answer why I  wander there at all, in such a  dismal place. It is not "of my  choosing. Fain would I live  always in the first and blessed  valley, but it cannot be won by  willing it to be. It must, it seems  be stumbled upon like Hilton's  Shangri-La unexpected and unblemished. Like Shangri-La, it  is found and lost and sought  again.  Now I would not claim that my  being in one valley or the other 'the harsh uncaring��� valley is of  Make rib mistake. I do-not  concern myself here with thoughts of eternity or a life after  death. 1 am one who with Alexander Pope would say "Know then  thyself,' presume not God to  scan./ The proper study of mankind is man." It is life here on  earth and in my time that concerns me. I am prepared to  slet the after-life ^lnfolddtself <or-  $iot as the case may Be: E ^^'ttP  * And I make no apologies to  the self-professed realists. There  'is surely little more tiresome  and more limited than the narrow  self-satisfaction ' of a realist.  Long years ago I learned to mistrust all those who said to me  that human nature was of this  or this or that dimension. We  are creatures of possibilities and  what we were yesterday we may  not be tomorrow. It is this  plasticity of possibility that is  mankind's greatest mystery and  greatest hope. If we believe in  .the blessed valley we may yet  call it home.  My favourite part of newspapers are those occasional eight  or ten line items used to fill space  and appeal to human interest.  These little items are very much  alike; they outline an incident;  usually a long, way away, of some  small human drama which is  peculiar enough to cause some  brief attention. They never give  *much>'detail,vand have obv'ously  ��ljeen*ecmed to the bone by sonfe  callous editor who can't afford  to give up the space he's sold for  advertising. These tiny footnotes in the human epic tell of  the-boy who was saved by his  dog in the raging flash flood in  south Texas, the woman who got  stuck in her husband's sports  car when her lover's back went  out and had they had to be removed by firemen with torches,  the man who drove 500 miles  before he remembered he left  his wife back at the last rest  stop, and so on. You know the  kind of story I mean.  These   stories   are   the   most  Dover Beach  is entirely a passive matter.  Though the valleys are not of my  choosing I suspect they are of  my making. They are, I think,  largely projections of an inner  state and while I cannot will the  valleys into being I can so comport myself that my inner state  is such as to make the appearance  of the blessed valley more likely.  I have no handy book of reference  which tells me if you do this or  my perception it can be avoided.  I; am persuaded that if I can refrain from casting my negative  pebble, refrain from laying at  my neighbour's door my own  shadow and seeing the dark place  his, then somehow in the un-"  fathomable chemistry of being I  will become a more worthy resident of the blessed place which  I believe is the Kingdom of God  and lies within.  by Matthew Arnold  \   The sea is calm to-night,  The tide is full, the moon lies fair  ;   Upon the Straits;���on the French coast, the light  Gleams, and is gone; the cliffs of England s tand,  Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.  Come to the window, sweet is the night air!  Only, from the long line of spray  Where the ebb meets the moon-blanched sand,.  Listen! you hear the grating roar  Of pebbles which the waves suck back, and fling,  At their return, up the high strand,  Begin, and cease, and then again begin,  With tremulous cadence slow, and bring  The eternal note of sadness in.  Sophocles long ago  Heard it on the AEgean, and it brought  Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow  Of human misery; we  Find also in the sound a thought,  Hearing it by this distant northern sea.  The sea of faith  Was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore  Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled;  But now I only hear  Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,  Retreating to the breath  . Of the night-wind down the vast edges, drear  And naked shingles of the world.  Ah, love, let us be true  To one another! for the world, which seems  To lie before us like a land of dreams,  So various, so beautiful, so new,  Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,  Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;  And we are here as on a darkling plain       ���  Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,  yjljejrejgnoraht armies clash by night.  interesting because of the lack of  any conclusion or even cause -  they are the only stories that  allow a wild and escapist imagination to fill in the blank spots.      :  One of the best I've seen for a  long time showed up a few weeks  ago. It was nothing more than a  picture with a brief explanation  at the bottom." Thei;picture,  showed a middle-aged man walk-'  ing'TiakedMfra crbwdiri She" iriii&-  die off Mdtfhattarii-;-ThetJbrief''  explanation presented itself  from the angle that the picture  was'interesting because the rest'  of the crowd didn't even notice  the guy, but the fascinating part  to me - unexplained by the caption thank goodness - was how  he happened to get there.  The problem puzzled me for  days and I amused myself when  obliged to work on some boring  task by thinking about his story.  This naked, balding hero's name  was Benny. Benny lived, in a .  semi-detached brownstone house  in a decent part of the Bronx.:  His father-in-law, who owned a  small but profitable costume-  jewlery factory in the neighbourhood, held the mortgage on  the place and Benny's wife,  Shimona, never let the poor guy  forget it. 7  For forty-five years, Benny was .  somebody else's boy. His mother ;  told him what to eat and wear,,  his father told him what to do  with his life and who to marry,  ���  his wife told him - where to live  and how many kids to have and  his father-in-law told him how to  finance his life.    Benny's secretary told him where to buy his  clothes and picked out his-ties,  for him, television told hirivwhat7  to put on his thinning'hair, what  to spray on his armpits andTwhat  to   wash   his   mouth   out 7/with.  All  in   all,   Benny  tried ''iojfb'e'^  everything  everybody   ever   expected him to be - but ��� riobody  liked  him.     In  fact,  he   didn't -  particularly   like   himself   very(  much.  He   constantly   checked   with  people to make sure he looked  right, if he had said the right  thing, if his ideas were any good.  Predictably, as when someone is-  asked   their  opinion,   they   felt 7  obliged to find at least one thing7:  wrong and as a result Benny had'/  never done one thing  right in ���  his life.  There had been one rebellious  fling at independence just after  he turned forty, when he tried to  ,  go   into   business: for   himself."  He tried to set up an accounting  business with a guy he'd met at  N.Y.U. while studying accounting  at night.   His old habit of taking  other people's? advice  however,  led him into' trouble when hisX  new partner managed to talk him ,  out of. his share of ^the business  and eventually left poor Benny7:  out 'n the cold.  '-His wife-arid%  father-inrlaw' ^made; ;sure 7 Benny7  realized the error of his- waysandV  father-in-law took him back into  '���^^..rv^.^-i'^C^tlnued'on^pagejS:^  i  1 CA  LETTERS to  the EDITOR  Beaches  The Honourable A. V. Fraser  Ministry of Highways &  Public Works  Parliament Bldg., Victoria.  Dear Sir:  This letter is to inform you of  the lack of completed public  beach accesses and the negative  attitudes of the adjoining property owners.  On Highway 101 between  Sechelt Village and Redrooffs  Road turn off, there are 18 public  beach accesses with only four  completed to the water's edge.  With the lack of boat launching  in this area or any means of the  public getting to the beach, I  would suggest that it would be a  great asset for tourism and the  general public if some of these  roads were completed as a winter  Slings  (cont'd)  You can see what I mean about  how these little human interest  stories can be the most entertaining part of a newspaper.  You don't need television, movies  or even novels as long as your <  daily paper is sitting in front of  you. Look through your city  paper tonight and see if you can  find one of these little items - for  twenty cents,, something to wrap  the garbage in and light your  fire, you'll never find a better  bargain in entertainment.  the   business   after   he'd   beei  suitably humiliated.  Benny kept the books, did.all  the buying and most of the selling. Nobody ever told him, but  he was good at it. Things were  going along just fine; the last of  his four kids graduated from high  school this summer, business was  good, his wife planned to take  him to Miami Beach for the  holiday season. Then the unexpected happened...  works project. This would also  create some employment in the  months that it is so needed.  The adjoining property owners  definitely are not in favour of  these accesses being opened.  However, I feel they have been  hidden from the general public  long enough.  ' '  Jack Anderson  Box 1219,  ' Sechelt, B. C.  Salute  Editor:  As the Christmas season  approaches it brings with it a  warmth and friendliness that is  sometimes lacking during the rest  of the year. I believe most of us  note the difference in people at  this time and wish the feeling of  good neighbourliness would  last.  There are,  however,  a large  number j of people in our community, the volunteers, who do  practice this "good neighbour"  policy year round. They touch  all our lives in one way or another. It may be through youth  groups, personal care driving,  crocheting/knitting at home for  the less fortunate, working with  handicapped, etc. etc. The list  is long, each as important as  the last. ' Executive, board and  committee members, all volunteers, spend countless hours  working for organizations /they:  believe in; the community would  suffer without the time arid effort  they contribute.    .:, ,7 ;7  So everyone, let's salute all  these very special people, they  are what makes our community,  strong.  Wishing one and all a Merry  Christmas season and many  blessings in the year to come.,  Betty WrayX  Volunteer Coordinator  Sunshine Coast Community  Resource Society  Roads  Mr. A. V. Fraser  Minister of Highways  Victoria, B.C.  Dear Mr. Fraser:      ;  I would respectfully request a  reply to my letter dated November 26th, 1977, concerning the  disgraceful road conditions on  the Sunshine Coast during the  snowfall on Wednesday, November 23rd. To date, I have not  had the courtesy of a reply from  your department.  I would like to comment'  favourably on the excellent  reaction to the present snowfall  being experienced (Dec. 8th &  9th). Although snow fell throughout the night, the roads were in ���  good condition this morning, and;  I believe very few drivers experienced difficulty. The roads  appeared to have been well X  salted during the night. Perhaps,  in future, we could look for this  standard as a rule and not the  exception.  I would appreciate hearing  from you by return mail.  (Mrs.) Judy Mathon  Sechelt, B.C.  uoasi News, uecemoer u, mri.  In Vancouver  The AUSTIN  Has It ALL!  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The Atomic Energy Comnfis-  sion, the Government. and i the  private companies involved have  demonstrated repeatedly, 7 that  they will not accept responsibility for the greatly reduced  health of uranium mine-workers,  7of their families, nor of people  generally, who are exposed to  uraniumX minetailings, radio-active dust, gases; a^ water  associated with uranium mining.  The cost to uranium mine workers  is.the greatly increased risk of  (liability and deathfrom lung  cancer induced by Radon 222 in  theair.       .  : Information concerning 7 the  known health hazards of Radon  222 was held back from uranium  mine-workers by the owners of  Denison Mines, the A.E.C.B.  (the Atomic Energy Control  Board) and the government departments "in the know". 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Send along your voluntary subscription  to the Coast News, Box 460, Gibsons,  B.C.VON1VO.  *  t  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  $  iR  *?  *���'���  *\  *���-  *���:���  *:  *:  *;  *:  *���;  *;-  *:  *r  *;���  *>  *r  Jr��  *i  *��.  '��*  *i  *  Right now, a fleet of new police breathalyzer  vans'is prowling the streets and roads of  British Columbia.  These new vans will greatly assist police in  thefightagainstdrinking drivers.  Triey'iPBe^on duty all'yeaf r6tihc<:!AII over B.C.  thei wdy trie breath alcohol units work is  simple. And very  effective.  Remember  that police officers  are extremely  adept at spotting  impaired drivers.  There are  ��. vw ��� v. ys#w\xv ��^  all sorts of clues. And once a suspected driver is  stopped, he or she can now be asked to take a  breathalyzer test immediately in a mobile unit.  If anyone refuses, a criminal charge will result.  "- A blood/alcohol reading over 08% means a  driver is legally impairecL Conviction means a  criminal record. Three months or more without a  drivers licence. A fine of up to  $2,000, or even jail. Just for a first  offence. Penalties for second  offences are even more severe.  Sound tough? For  drinking drivers, its going  to be tough.  ^vvvvwvvwvs%nvvv��^��vvvv��'v��^��*'V��iV*��'"*-*"*  ANDHERTSWHl  MNMWMIMIMM  mtmmmmmmtmmmm  , British Columbia has the worst  drinking-driving record in Canada.  Fifty percent of all drivers killed are  legally impaired. Every year, over 300  lives are lost. And many more individuals are disfigured, disabled or  crippled. Every year, drinking-driving  accidents cost us, the taxpayers of  B.C., millions and millions of dollars.  Something simply has to be done. And  it has to be done by responsible,  socially-conscious citizens.  Your sense of social responsibility  is one of the first things alcohol  affects. Drinking drivers simply don't  care. Alcohol is a drug with subtle and  varied effects on the mind and body,  and is dangerous because so few  people actually understand it.  For instance, one drink, combined  with some types of medicines, can  cause impairment five times greater  than just one drink alone.  Alcohol also distorts eye focus by  relaxing certain eye muscles. It affects  a driver's ability to judge distance,  distinguish colour, and to see potential  dangers to either side of the car,  through a phenomenon known as  tunnel vision.  With a drinking driver's sense of  responsible action reduced, his vision  clouded, and a lethal weapon like a  car barely under his control���just how  much chance do you,"the responsible  citizen, have to avoid an accident?  The odds are  not on your side.  Statistics show  that if you're driving  between the hours of  midnight and 3 a.m.,  one out of every three  drivers that approach you  on the road has been drinking.  And as many as one out of every  10 is drunk.   .  What constitutes drunk? In Canada  the legal definition of impairment is a  blood/alcohol reading of over .08%.  That means the proportion of alcohol  is over 80 milligrams of alcohol in  100 millilitres of blood. A person's size,  weight, emotional state, metabolism  and number of drinks consumed over  a period of time determine how  quickly the legal limit is reached. Bear  in mind that a person with a BAC  (blood/alcohol content) of .08% will    -  not necessarily feel drunk. Or.  even giddy.  But his vision, reaction time and  sense of social responsibility are  seriously affected.  And the facts are that drinking  drivers simply do not sober up that  easily. Black coffee will nojt help. Nor a  cold shower. 95% of the alcohol in the  system is eliminated through the liver.  And that takes considerable time.  So. what can we do? We've got to  be more socially responsible. All of us.  HD^HOWYOUCAIIHBPCOUNTBUrTKK  or in some way arrange for the driver  not to drink. Consider the cost of a cab  or bus fare as a necessary expense for  the evening. Remember, it isn't an  offence to be ian impaired passenger!-  If you are the host or organizer of a  home or office party��� plan ahead. Be  responsible for getting your guests  home safely.  If you see a car weaving down the  road, fading oventhe double line or  otherwise indicating the driver might  be impaired...get to a phone. Call  the police.  In addition to these individual  actions, you can do something else...  When going to a party or out for  an evening��� plan ahead. Flip a coin,  DRINKING DRIVING  COUNTERiOEA.CK  HBtEFORLK.  We are facing an awesome       ���'�����..  challenge here in B.C. To change our  personal and collective behaviour and  attitudes toward drinking-driving is  no simple task.  But nothing less than an all-out  commitment at the community level  will work if we are to protect ourselves  and our loved ones from the menace  of drinking and driving.  I strongly urge you to join with  your neighbours in organizing prinking  Driving CounterAttack activities in  your area. For more information on  what you as an individual, or as a  group, can do, simply write:  DRINKING DRIVING  COUNTERATTACK,  411 Dunsmuir Street,  Vancouver, B.C.  V6B 1X4  6arde B. Gardom,  Attorney-General  British Columbia  Province o�� Iv^J1! Ministry ol Ihe  I^AlVl  Attorney-General Coast News, December 13,1977.  THE BEST COP-SHOW  AROUND  Network television programming runs in definite cycles  where one type of show or  another becomes predominant  and remains that way until  overkill sets in. For many years,  the western held top spot in the  public ffancy. Wranglers and  rustlers; gunsliningers and tinhorn-gamblers; circuit-riders  and renegade Apaches galloped  all over the tube. Whatever  channel you turned to, you were  likely to get a figuative cloud of  dust in the face. Suddenly it  all changed. Even the seemingly-  indestructible Marshall Dillon  was gone, outgunned at last by  sagging Neilsen ratings. To fill  the vacuum left by the demise of  the horse-operas came a veritable  innundation of police and crime  shows. This trend began about  four seasons back and shows no  sign of slackening as yet. Were  the television medium a city,  it would have to be one of the  most-thoroughly policed urban-  areas on Earth.  There are at present almost  thirty shows that deal with law-  enforcement of one variety or  another. They run the gamut  from the super realistic and  generally excellent anthology  series Police Story to the sometimes equally-effective satire of  Barney Miller. In between,  cops and pseudo-cops of every  variety, ply their common trade.  The best of these shows: Kojak,  Baretta, Columbo, Hawaii Five O,  maintain a generally commendable level of quality with forceful acting, believeable characters  and tight scripts. There is even  a Canadian cop-show called Side-  street that models itself on the  best of the U. S. product and is  not without its moments. The  genre bottoms out with such  far-fetched romps as Charley's  Angels where cheesecake rather  than plausibility is the main  drawing-card and the Six Billion  Dollar Man which is actually  science fiction. Good as the top  American shows frequently . are  however, they are persistently  upstaged to my taste by a gritty  and too-little-known British  series called The Sweeney. It  is definitely one of the best,  realistic crime shows ever produced.  Pages  from a lafe-Log  Peter Trower  The Sweeney is an underworld slang-term for Scotland  yard's toughest unit, the famous  Flying Squad. The expression  comes from Cockney rhyming  slang i.e. Sweeny Todd = Flying  Squad = Sweeney. The pivotal  character, an inspector called  Jack Regan, is of Irish descent.  Regan, played by an excellent  actor called John Thaw, is  a man of few illusions. Strong-  featured, virile, hard-living,  somen were in his mid-forties,  the cynical Mr. Regan knows  full well that he follows a dangerous and frequently dirty  trade. He is constantly pitted  against the most ruthless villains  on the London crime-scene and  has small compunction about  bending regulations to apprehend  them. This penchant for throwing  away the rule-book is constantly  landing him on the carpet. Regan  is a considerable womanizer and  sometimes becomes involved with  the wives and girl-friends of the  very gangsters he is stalking.  Jack Regan operates in a sleazy,  seamy world of cheap pubs,  strip-joints, whorehouses and  third-rate cafes. It is the same  world his adversaries and his  snouts (informers) inhabit and he  is infinitely at home there. Hard-  nosed as Regan most certainly  is, he leavens it with ironic Irish  humour couched in the argot of  the streets. He is far from infallible and frequently imperils  himself or his partner by making  the wrong move. Nor is he above  compassion as evidenced in his  relationships with women and  with his young daughter from a  career-destroyed marriage.  Regan in short, is a very-believable character with few pretensions, performing one nasty  task after another to the best of  his ability; constantly, getting  snarled in bureaucratic red-tape.  The two other continuing  characters in the show are  George, Regan's partner and  Haskins, their immediate superior. George is perhaps thirty  with longish brown hair and  a certain ingenuousness that  sometimes exasperates the short-  fused Irishman. He has naturally  logged much less street-time than  Regan and lacks the other's  ruthlessness and case-hardened  savvy. He is not short on guts  however and there is a strong  bond between the two men.  Originally, George had a wife but  she was murdered by a vengeful  hoodlum in one very powerful  and moving episode. This may  have been merely a script device  to give George an equal mobility  with Regan in the woman-chasing  department. Whatever    the  reason, it was done very convincingly and added an additional  note of realism.  The plots of the shows vary  widely from week to week but  they are never less than engrossing. The storyline of a recent  episode went roughly as follows:  A young computer-designer has  just been released from prison  after serving a two-year sentence  . for motor manslaughter. While  he is inside, his former partner  had squeezed him out of the business and now refuses to even  give him a. job because of his  record. Ross, the computerman,  is naturally miffed since the  business : could not have been  established, in the first place  without his know-how. He plots  an elaborate revenge against  Travers, his unscrupulous ex-  partner. Ross enlists the help of  a trusted friend who bears a  close physical resemblance, ,-to  him. This decoy, dressed in  Ross' clothes, "begins to harrass  Travers |n various ways,: leaving  clocks in his car that appear to  be bombs and menacing him with  gUns that turn out to be water-  pistols. Meanwhile, the real  Ross makes contact with a prominent gangster who operates behind a legitimate business front.  He offers Burke, the gangster,  an interesting proposition: part  of Travers' business involves  computing secret routes for gold-  bullion shipments. For $50,000,  Ross agrees to tap into Travers'  computer from the roof of the  building and feed it false infor  mation thereby  armoured car  be hijacked  by  Burke's  henchmen, Burke is skeptical at, first  but   finally   buys   the   scheme.  (Unbeknownst   to   either   man,  Burke   has   been   under   close  surveillance for several days by :  Regan   and   George.      Ross   is ���  photographed leaving the building and since he is not one Of  Burke's  known   associates,   the :  Sweeney   men begin  a  routine  investigation of his background.) ;  Meanwhile, Ross' lookalike friend ���  continues   to   haunt   the   guilty ;  Travers who reports the matter  ' to the police.   Since the incidents  appear to be merely a series.of ;  harmless  pranks, they  arc,not  ' overly-sympathetic. . -   "  Ross, with the aid of an ex-;  Royal Marine, scales Travers'  building by night and taps the  computer. In addition to entering  the false data, he erases several  of the main memory-banks,  rendering the expensive machine  virtually useless. So far, Ross'-  plan for revenge and gain has .  gone off without a hitch. As the :  two men descend the building  like mountain-climbers however,  they are surprised by a security-  guard on his rounds. They are  forced to knock him.unconscious  to make their escape. This pf  course alerts Regan, George and  the rest of the Flying Squad.  They discover that the computer  has been tampered with and  Regan deduces what has been  going on. Burke's hijackers,  all unknowing, hit the armoured  car on schedule. When they  open the doors, expecting to find  a fortune in bullion, Regan and  a crack squad of Sweeney men  leap from the vehicle. After a  .fierce pitched battle, the would-  ��be'robbers are subdued. One of  .them implicates Burke who; ;.is  also arrested.  Regan now attempts to appre- _  hend Ross and puts out a bulletin.: ?  for his- arrest but the computer-/  man   has   laid   his   plans   well.'  The bogus,Ross is picked up by  mistake  and   by  the   time   the7^  confusion   is   straightened vout;7'  the real Ross and his girl-friend:?;  are on a plane to Brazil with the 7  $50,000. Regan curses and fumes '<  but underlying his  anger  is .. a ���)���  definite note if grudging admira- g  tion.    On this show, as in real,}  **********-;^***********************  Twilight Theatre  by    rerouting ;  an    life, the quarry sometimes eludes ��  and allowing it to   the ptf��^tv7v4& '''      r���,7..v0*|         '������'��� ���'���-��� ���:':".;���<&���' ,     ��>���&���.���. .-���  <;vt��r ___�����  A gentle love storyin keeping  with the spirit of Christmas will  be shown at the Twilight Theatre  on Wednesday through Saturday i"  December 14-17. The film stars  Robby Benson and Annette  O'Toole and is titled One on One.  It tells of love and frustration in  a young man entering his first  year in college. It is a human,  funny, romantic story of that year  when love stops being a basketball and starts being a woman.  The film was written by young  Benson   and   his   father   Jerry  Bridge  by Jim Weir  If a partnership  holds  about  half the high card points in the  deck and has found a suit fit in  the  bidding,   then   a  two  level  contract in that suit has a good  chance of success. In such cases,  the opponents likely have a fit'  in   some   other   suit   and   with  having the other half of the high  card points they can also make a  two   level   contract'.      For   thS  reason, it is often profitable for  a   previously   silent   player   to  enter   the   bidding   late   rather  than forfeit a low'--'level contra��  to the opposition. ���  /Entering  the  bidding  in  this  way     is     called     "balancing".  Balancing is particularly important in duplicate'bridge in which  a fifty point bonus is awarded for  fulfilling a part  score  contract,  and the score is based on a comparison of what others do holding  the same cards.  If you  .were   not  vulnerable,  playing   in   a   duplicate   bridge  you  proceed \  Segal. It was directed by Lamont  Johnson and produced by Martin  Horn stein.  :     After the showing of One on  f.One    the    Twilight    Theatre's  management will take a few days  well-deserved    rest    over    the  ��� holiday season.   The first attrac-  , tion scheduled for after Christmas  will    be    the    much-acclaimed  Star Wars which will begin an  extended run at the local theatre  starting on Boxing Day, December 26th.  '<; Answers:  1. Double. This is a take out  double requiring your partner to  bid his best suit. It is apparent  from the bidding that both sides  hold about half the high card  points and that your side can win  eight or nine  tricks playing  in  i your partners best suit.  i 2. The bidding indicates that  a balancing bid is called for.  A take out double would mis-  j represent the length of your  I spade suit: If East had held a  biddable heart suit his natural  opening bid would have been one  heart, and if West had held a  biddable heart suit his natural  response would have been one  heart. It is a reasonable bet  that your partner has a heart  suit. Balance with a bid of two  hearts.  ame;v\h'ow;? would  Mhef^lowing aucifions?  ^������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������***********  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  >  TWO  GREAT ATTRACTIONS  f  don't miss  this fabulous night of  r**  **  t+*  entertainment  **+  %i&  \\&  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  **  **  ��**  1. As South you hold: SQ982  H32 DA72 CQ982.  EAST   SbUTH   WEST   NORTH  1H Pass 2H Pass  Pass          ?  2. As   South   you  hold  3. A take out double would  misrepresent the length of your  spade ..suit, a two club or two  djarnorid overcall, would misrepresent the length' of these  suits, and you are too weak to  overcall one notrump. Pass,  knowing that your side will later  ���balance rather than sell out to  *a cheap contract by the opposi-  SA2 4tion-  HK982 D9832 C10 73. * A     iwm���� t~ *��i* ���.,���     u���  EAST   SOUTH   WEST   NORTH v'c \, Double for take ��ut;    BX  ID Pass 20 .,. ...p"*Easts pass, it is apparent that  _ , ;jT)oth West and your partner have  33?  As   South you  hold:   SA2 Tgood hands.    This deal belongs  HK92 DA872 CK872.  EAST   SOUTH   WEST  NORTH  1H ���?  7    4. As South you hold: SK982  H32 D432 CA432.  -WEST   NORTH   EAST   SOUTH  1H Pass      ,    Pass ?  5.   As   South  you  hold:   SQ9  HA82 DA10 32 CK432.  EAST   SOUTH   WEST   NORTH  1H Pass INT Pass  .Pass  to your side. If your partner  holds a hand similar to the one  in question 3, then three clubs  will almost certainly make.  5. As a rule never balance  with an evenly distributed hand  against a one notrump contract.  Chances are that you cannot win  .any more tricks playing in a two  level contract than you could  defending against one notrump.  .Pass in this situation.  in the High School Gym , Gibsons  presented by the Kinsmen Club of Gibsons  ���  Dinner & Wine       * Party Hats & Fancies  ���  Door Prize  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *���������������������������������***���***���������������������������������������������������*���������������������������������������*������������������������������������������������������������*  All This for Only * 15.00 per person  Please pick lip your tickets early at Richard's Men's Wear or  Gibsons Western Drug Mart in the Sunnycrest Centre, Gibsons.  ���**������*���*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������**������������������������������������  SEASON'S GREETINGS  Closed December 18 - 25th inclusive  ������������ ������������������������������������������*���������*������������*������*  STAR WARS  begins Boxing Day  EUingham's  ��   Astrology  by Rae EUingham  Week commencing December 12.  General Notes: Mercury, Mars,  and Saturn now begin to move  "backwards" in our various  birth charts and patience will be  the key word for many days to  come. But despite the retrograde  motion of these planets, many  will still try to forge ahead  blindly with their projects, as if  swimming against the prevailing  current. Meanwhile, experienced  cosmic die-hards will simply sit  back and put things aside till  the Spring when the tide turns  again in everyone's favour. As  always, the choice is yours.  Love is blind again as Mars,  Neptune/and Pluto align Venus,  bringing passion and idealism to  weekend encounters.  Those of you born around Jan.  31, May 2, Aug. 3. or Nov. 3  should avoid all chances of confrontation during the middle of  the week when Mars aspects  your various Sun positions.  ARIES (March 21 - April 19)  If a final burst of enthusiasm  still fails to energize creative or  speculative activities, it might be  wise to start saving it for next  year. Meanwhile, your persistant blind faith may be the source  of present frustrations. Friends  are argumentative mid-week. A  letter or note concerning your  achievements is bound to get lost.  TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)  Right now is the very last  chance for successful. domestic  reorganization. So be quick.  Don't be fooled by a loved one's  hasty financial scheme. Spats  and quarrels are a waste of time  in the home on Wednesday.  GEMINI (May 21 - June 21)  Important communications  should now have been completed  and processed so refuse to sign  any new documents. Again  ignore close associates' impractical arrangements. Sharp words  with a neighbour can really  sting.  CANCER (Jane 22 - July 22)  A mid-week financial upset  should finally teach you to mind  your own business. Investigate  a work opportunity thoroughly  for hidden snags. All possessions  should be guarded against fire  at this time.  LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22)  Irritability with close' associates  reflects your frustration at failing to start projects in good time.  You were warned. Extra care  should   now  be  taken   with   all  jjaper work and communications  on the employment scene.   Love  affairs are extra dreamy as the  week closes.  VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)  You suffer private regrets for  what you promised, but failed to  do, and the resulting mental  an'guish triggers a minor health  upset., The home is again a  source* of comfort and renewed  plans.  LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23)  If group endeavours or ��� personal long-range goals still show  no signs of development, postpone further action till -the  Spring. A friend or acquaintance  will surprise you with an-unexpected encounter but this will  clear the air. An uplifting letter  or message is due.  SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)  You 've now reached a manageable level of achievement and  should climb no further until  Mars spurs you on again next  year. Domestic conditions are  disruptive this Wednesday.  Avoid extravagant buying habits  as the week closes. Be satisfied.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 - Dec 21)  Irritating mid-week messages  and visits should be handled  tactfully. Those of you concerned with affairs from a distance should now expect slower  results. High school students  have an unusually rough week.  Guard against minor financial  muddles. Check bills and receipts.  CAPRICORN (Dec 22 - Jan 19)  Emphasis is on disagreements  over shared financial arrangements. If possible, get your  money out of the mess. Much  running around for the next few  weeks is likely to get you no-'  where. The weekend is perfect  for seeking seclusion, meditation,  peace and quiet. It's time for a  well-earned rest.  AQUARIUS (Jan 20  Feb 18)  Other people are a source of  irritation mid-week but refuse to  be forced into a corner and made  to fight. Passions are running  high. Small personal items are  . lost and will remain hidden.  PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20)  Flare-up conditions on the work  scene warn you to tread carefully.' especially on" Wednesday: '  Friends arid acquaintances * are ;  indecisive and may change their  minds or let you down. Bugs,  chills, and fevers are out to get  you. Take precautions.  Artex instructors grateful  The Sunshine Coast Artex  Instructors would like to thank  those who attended and took  part in our open house November  26th. Winners of the various  prizes were: door prize, Alice  Matthews, Adventure Kit, Fred  Shiloff;     Acessory    Kit,     Betty  Kassian, Gift Box, Arlene Chell,  Rosemaling Cushion. Jean;  Tree Skirt, Lonnie Nylea, Painted  towels, Kay LeMieux; Petit  Point Pictures, Vivian Reeves;  Panda Cake, Cindy Prentis;  Rosemaling Wall Hanging;  Laura Packer.  CHRISTMAS  GIFT IDEAS  FROM  SONY  STEREO HEADPHONES!  A MUST    FOR EVERY MUSIC LOVER!  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Unable to get back  to sleep, he first paces the floor  of his room wildly, and then  goes out to wake up everyone  else. Although it is only three  . in' the morning he commands  that all the clocks in the country  be changed. The garrisons sound  the trumpets; all the soldiers  turn out, which in turn starts  the rest of the country moving,  and though it is completely dark,  everyone gets up and pretends  as if nothing out of the ordinary  is happening.  The whole book is like that.  Writing with awesome force and  utilizing a fortune of details,  pounding relentlessly on from  the first page to the last, there  are no paragraphs in this book.  Some of the sentences run for  three pages. Marquez spares  nothing in his writing. Everything seems to be.included here,  and the result is a book that  reads like a vast, hypnotic,  blundering, hurtling, thrashing  literary     seizure. Marquez,  whose earlier book 100 Years of  Solitude sold five million copies,  has managed, amazingly, to  create the rightful .successor to  his earlier work.  So much takes place on these  pages that it's exhausting trying  to keep up with it. Hurricanes,  pirate raids, executions, assassinations, omens, nightmares,  rape, flocks of vultures, infanticide, lotteries, revolts, purges,  insurrections, births, copulations,  plots, intrigues, cyclones,  malarial swamps, plague, slavery, festivals, funerals, miracles,  maternal ..taxidermy,. .and,. civil '  wars all get packed in so tightly  together that it makes the brain  reel. Life leaps out from the  pages in such an uncanny, bizarre  way that it leaves the reader  gasping.  Essentially a tale of power,  the book is a biography of the  patriarch, a 120 year old man  with a herniated testicle, unblinking eyes, a plain denim  uniform and an illicit passion for  uniformed schoolgirls. He lives  in a decaying, sprawling palace  where the cows are always getting into the dining room.and the  rose garden is full of lepers.  He dodders around, visiting the  hundreds of concubines he keeps  out back, playing dominoes with  foreign ambassadors, watching  soap operas on television, lighting cow flops on fire to keep off  the mosquitoes, conferring with  his persistent adulators, foiling  a series of plots against his  regime and sleeping on the floor.  He writes notes to himself and.  hides them in the walls. He  visits a small village and repairs  a woman's sewing machine. He  goes to see his mother, Bendicion  Alvarado, Who captures birds  and paints them with water-  colours, and he totters home  again to read the grafitti in the  servant's toilet so he can discover what the people are really  thinking.  The. patriarch has been around  so long that no one can remember  a government without him. This  doesn't stop the army from plotting against him, and there are  revolutions and insurrections  constantly underway. Yet the  patriarch remains untoppled. He  throws the conspirators to the  crocodiles, or has them skinned  alive. When the church won't  allow his mother to be a made a  saint, he orders all the clergy  out of the country - stripping  them of their clothes and casting  them adrift on rafts. One of the  nuns appeals to him, and he  marries her. Her name is Leticia  Nazareno. She teaches him to  read, bares him a son, empties  the marketplace with her wild  shopping sprees, can wither  plants with her touch and eventually gets torn apart by wild  dogs. Undaunted, the patriarch  continues to rule. The people  are so afraid of them that a joke  starts making the rounds of the  marketplace. "There is a rumour," says one man, "that the  patriarch is dead." "Yes,"  says another, "but who would  dare tell him?"  Because of his incredible life. .  span, the characters arouri'cV Mm  come and go like aberrant seasons of disordered personality.  His old .friend, the one-armed  General Rodrigo de Aguilar,  conspires against him, is discovered, stuffed, seasoned,  baked, and served as lunch to  his fellow conspirators. A host  of ambassadors visit with him  constantly, they bring him girly  magazines and try and talk him  into signing over his country's  natural resources. The Indian  general, Saturnos Santos, carries  a machete and plays the harp.  Saenz de la Barra, the patriarch's  inquisitor, has  a dog that will  by Maryanne West  Weekend listening on CBC-AM  includes a special for conservationists on endangered species  in Canada's north. "Say Goodbye", Between Ourselves, Saturday, 7:05 p.im examines the  reasons certain species have become endangered and proposes  solutions. "Man's attempts to  save wildlife may well help save  himself. If we just stand idly  by and see them become extinct,  we come closer to the day when  we ourselves will become extinct;" says Ken Bryneart of the  Canadian Wildlife Federation.  Four archeologists and historians a report on a major Italian  discovery in Syria of a major  civilization rivalling Egypts  1000 years before recorded history in that area. "Ebla, 1000  years before Moses", on Ideas,  Saturday 9:05 p.m.  The Hornby. Collection presents  in Part I, "Public Hearings"  a trilogy of experiments in sound  and Part II "The Scrooge Papers"  a Christmas Carol and then some  by Wes Taylor.  Special Occasion on Sunday,  4:05 p.m. presents a tribute to  conductor George Solti and the  famous Chicago Symphony.  Concern at 9:05 takes a look at  North Americans getting fitter,  yet fatter.  only eat human flesh. He sends  the patriarch sacks full of decapitated heads. Around and:  around him the characters'  swarm, are swatted or fly away,  and only the old man is left.  As he becomes increasingly  senile, his personal staff begins  to humour him. The schoolgirls he entices into the palace  are really paid prostitutes. All  the soap operas he watches have  been especially rewritten so as  not to make him upset. A special  edition of the newspaper is  brought out so he won't be disturbed by reality. The consuls and ambassadors prey on  him, and in one scene the patriarch sells the Caribbean ocean  that surrounds his country. A  week later ships arrive. They  carve up the ocean into squares,  number them, and ship them off  to Arizona. Still the patriarch  survives, maundering up the hill  to visit the deposed dictators to  whom he has given asylum,  hiding Jars of;' honey in the  walls, milking' his cows,' and"  looking out his window at the "sea  that's no longer there.  Gabriel Garcia Marquez has a  fertility of imagination that is  unrivalled in this age. With  his lengthy, trancelike, unpara-  graphed sentences he creates  and sustains an entire universe.  His events and actions overwhelm  the reader, and yet his characters  emerge so whole and lively that  they're intimidating. The books  holds together. Like the Patriarch's power, it's sustained  "...by the pure inertia of an  ancient and irreparable disillusion."  Wednesday December 14  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Actors Don  Franks  and   Martha   Henry   in  , conversation.  Thursday December 15 f  Playhouse: 8:04 p.m. The-Jokei  about Hilary Spite by Christopher  Bidmead, Part IV, The Proctor  File. 7  Jazz Radio-Canada: 8:30 p.m.'  Tommy Banks Big Band; Ron  Ellias/Scott     Alexander     Duo;  ���; Big Alley Band.  Mostly Music:   10:20 p.m. Que-;  'bee Symphony Orchestra; Sand-  .^ford Allen, violin, Weber, Hinde-  ���mith, Beethoven.  Nightcap:     11:20 p.m.   Gunter  Grass, famous German writer.  Friday December 16  School Broadcasts:     2:04  p.m.  Carols from Alberta.  Country Road:   8:30 p.m. Archie  MacLaren.  iMostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Winni-  * peg Symphony Orchestra, Rober-  ta   Peters,   soprano.       Mozart,  Berlioz, Hindemith.  Nightcap:     11:20 p.m.  Women  songwriters, Part I.  Saturday December 17  Update:   8:30 a.m. Roundup of.  B. C. happenings.  .. The House: 9:10 a.m. The week  in Parliament.  Metropolitan Opera:    2:00 p.m.  Puccini's Madame Butterfly.  Between Ourselves:    7:05 p.m:  Say    Goodbye    to    endangered  wildlife.  Ideas: 9:05 p.m. Ebla, 1000 years'  before Moses.  Anthology: 10:05 p.m. Conclusion of Massey's Harvest by,  George Woodcock. Short story,  "A Summer Girl" by Leo Simp-,  son. Poetry by George McWhirr,  ter.  Ihe Hornby Collection:     11:05  p^m. Part I, "Public Hearings'!  '\'bf-. Sheldon   Rosen   and   Bruce  r?Davis.     Part  II   "The   Scrooge.  Papers'' by Wes Taylor.  Sunday December 18  CBC Stage: 1:05 p.m. My House  To-night by Rachel Wyatt.  Special Occasion: 4:05 p.m. Solti  and the Chicago Symphony.  Symphony   World:      7:05   p.m.  Montreal   Symphony   Orchestra,  Claudio  Arrau,  piano,   Forsyth,  Chopin, Sibeliu.  Concern:    9:05 p.m. Fitter, yet  fatter.  Monday December 19  Gold Rush:  8:30 p.m. Christmas  Show with   Valdy,   Bim,   Brent  Titcomb, Shari Ulrich and Terry  Frewer.  Mostly Music:   10:20 p.m. Berlin     Philharmonic      Orchestra,  Beethoven's Eroica Symphony.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Film maker  Bernardo    Bertolucci    discusses  his film 1900.  Tuesday December 20  Touch the Earth: 8:30 p.m. Terry  and Brownie McGee.  Mostly    Music:        10:20    p.m.  National Arts Centre Orchestra,  Jessy Norman, soprano, Mercure  Wagner, Dvorak.  Nightcap:  11:20 p.m. Computer-  ologist John Diebold.  CBC-FM RADIO 105.7  Ideas:    8:04 p.m. Wednesday -  Television - conclusion of series.  Thursday - Sports - hockey,  Friday - Anne Rice author of  Interview with The Vampire;  Monday - History, the Church.  Tuesday - Archeology - conclusion.  Special Occasion: Thursday 9:04  p.m. The Lady's Not for Burning  by Christopher Fry.  CBC Monday Night: 9:04 p.m.  Part I, Mrs. Caudle's Curtain  Lectures and adaptation by  Christopher Dafoe of comic  essays by Douglas Jerrold.  Part II, Kings College Choir.  Part III, Reminiscences of Cambridge. Part IV, Another Christmas Carol by Wesley Taylor.  The Best Seat In the House:  Tuesday 9:04 p.m. St. Mary  Magdalene Singers.  Winners  The winners of the door prizes  during J & C Electronic's 4th  Anniversary celebration December 1st, 2nd and 3rd were: Art  McGuiness who won the pots and  pans; Taylor Van Egmond the  electric carving knife; and Pat  Karslake the electric can opener.  If you liked "SCROOGE" you'll love  Long  Live  Written & Directed 9  by D. MacKenzie    |  Presented by  Elphinstone School  Admission:  Adults $1.00  Students 75$  Children 50$  Christmas  at 7:30 p.m.  Tuesday, December 20th  at Elphinstone Gym  GIBSONS DEPOT     886-7742  EXTENDED BUSINESS HOURS  for your convenience  Mon.  9:00-  4:30  Tues.  9:00-  4:30  Wed.  10:30-  4:30  Thurs.  9:00-  4:30  coach unci cm  Fri. Sat.  9:00-        10:30-11:30  4:30 3:00-4:00  ~M  OUR KITCHEN HAS  RE-OPENED  Cttrard j)  $2.25  KITCHEN SPECIALS  Wed.]���. Old English Steak Pie  Thurs. ��� Roast Pork & Apple Sauce  Fri.���Chicken Enchiladas  Sat. ��� Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding  Dinner: 5p.m.-7:30 p.m.  All  Specials  Include  Salad  T  R  A  N  S  c  E  N  0  E  N  T  A  L  LSPECIAL TELEVISION  PRESENTATION: on the  Transcendental Meditation Program. Merv  Griffin Show, December  14th, 8:30 p.m. KVOS  Channel 12. Guests  include actor, meditator  Burt Reynolds, world's  leading magician Canada's Doug Henning and  the founder of the Transcendental. Meditation  program His Holiness  Maharishi Mahesh Yogi,  and December 28th,  Channel 12, Merv Griffin  at 4:00 p.m.  M  E  D  I  T  A  T  I  O  N  INTRODUCTORY  LECTURE on the Transcendental Meditation  Siddhi Program. Friday,  December 16th, 8:00  p.m. at Chatelech Jr.  Secondary School, room  104.  THEME: Development of  Full Human Potential  and Super Normal  Abilities.  GUEST SPEAKERS:  Doug Walker  Bob Pepper  For     information     call  Daryl Henn-885-3342.  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Loggers, pots, and bottles  By L.R.Peterson  Those who contrived to land  along what is now called the Sunshine Coast found themselves  in a locality left almost untenanted by its original native inhabitants. Diseases, unknown here  throughput the great scroll of  time, had so decimated the native  Indian population that almost  nothing remained along West  Howe Sound and up-coast to  Sechelt of what had once been  peoples who numbered in the  thousands.  The first to consolidate footholds on a land almost entirely  clothed in rainforest conifers  were loggers. Somewhat ironically, some of their camps were  built on abandoned or depopulated native homesites.  These were the intruders who  brought with them representatives of a motley assortment of  races. Usually, the crews were  sent out from a Burrard Inlet  sawmill. The entrepreneurs  and their hired supervisors  were predominantly of British  background. The Hastings and  the McNair enterprises, both  prominent mills, sent out men  who, along with what became  known as "The Moody ville  Gang", commenced to take out  choice timber.  Whereas almost the entire  entourage of each eighteenth -  and nineteenth-century explorer  has been retained, the identities  of fewer of these logging foremen  have come down to the present  than names of long ago Squamish  and  Sechelt  Indian  chiefs   and  aristocrats.  Ofthe assorted British, Scandinavian, and central European  skinners, fallers, buckers, and  rigging slingers, hardly a whisper  endures. They came, lived their  working days, their bunkhouse  off-hours, and left. A few posed  photos may have been taken,  near tide-water, but almost all  of these left the area in the  departing loggers' rucksacks.  However anonymous they  may have remained while in the  woods, most of these young to  youngish member of Western  culture could - and did - take their  places without let or hindrance in  community life if and when they  so chose. Some, in fact, decided  to remain in the vicinity of where  they had logged. They took larfd  and built homes. Those so  inclined married and raised  families.  Not so for the Orientals of that  time. Those who arrived with  experience and funds could set  up import and merchandising  enterprises at city centres. But  there was little choice of occupation for the Chinese or Japanese  working-class immigrant.  If it was his lot - few female  Orientals were admitted into  Canada then - to become a logger,  he was shipped out, as a member  of a gang of his fellows, to  perform some function at a camp  somewhere along this coast.  Generally, the Chinese were  set to the task of building skid-  roads,    and   the   Japanese    to  cutting timber. Japanese crews  did little road-building here, but  Chinese did cut trees at some'  operations. Whereas white crews  established their camps near  salt water, where the days'  work ended and where oxen or  horses were stabled, Chinese  and Japanese workers built their  miniature communities, apart  from each other, in the woods,  usually near a stream, and sometimes miles from their landings.  At a main camp, Swede and  Norwegian loggers tussled with'  the English language, which they  heard about them and which they  realized they must somehow  learn. Far from their homelands,  they ate the cook's meals, be  they good or bad; familiar or  strange.  Far back in the forest, their  Oriental counterparts, with literally no opportunity to share  either their own languages or  English, spoke their ancestral  tongues and cooked their ancestral foods.  It is their remoteness that  has preserved remains of some of  these Oriental camps, and their  use of goods imported from their  homelands that has made these  remnants of interest now. Most  camps at or near the shore were  later destroyed by succeeding  logging operations or chosen  as homesites by incoming settlers  before their remains were of  historic interest. Oriental camps  located within only a mile or  two of salt water generally also  suffered one or the other of these  m  mmm  M  <P>x  The advertisers on these pages  are members of:  GIBSONS HARBOUR  BUSINESS ASSOCIATION  Do you hear  what I hear ?  ^-to  ST?'-'  THE  MUSIC WEAVERS  HAVE  RECORDS ��� INSTRUMENTS  and MUSICAL ACCESSORIES  LOWER GIBSONS  886-9737  GIBSON!  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Some, though, did survive  as at least midden sites, to a  time when, even if the taking  away of relics constitutes a kind  of pillage, the relics are at least  admired and preserved. Probably  as many articles have been found  for preservation during the' past  decade as were discovered over  any previous similar period of  time.  Wilderness operations at which  all loggers arrived from the city,  and from which they departed  thence again soon became  "lost". Late in the l?60's,  Canfor roadbuilders literally  unearthed one such "lost" site  up the McNab Creek valley.  Typically, heavy snows had long  since crushed the aging buildings  and moss and forest debris had  covered flattened roofs. For a  week or two, there was a sort of  "rush!* of treasure-hunters to  this spot up a desolate West  Howe Sound valley.  Most household items hadjrf  course been long since removed  by -their users. Wooden and  metal objects left behind had  mainly    deteriorated. What  remained of interest were ginger  pots, soy sauce vessels, whiskey  bottles, and hand-blown beer  bottles, some of them slightly  bent by the blower. A fair .  number of these items found,  their way into Sunshine Coast  homes. _ "  Power-line poles were taken  from McNab hillsides in the  1920's, but this camp, and  another found by loggers at the  same time, up a side valley;  but not searched, would seem to  Gibsons  pre-date this operation.  Similarly, while it is known that  the Taylor camp took shingle-  bolts from the headwaters of  Dakota Creek also in the 1920's,  a site made readily accessible via  a recently constructed logging,  road probably was already long  abandoned by that time.  Hastings, or McNair Creek,  as it is variously known, along  which a skidroad ran to its source,  undoubtedly has its "lost"  middens of Oriental pottery and  glassware. Unless broken when  discarded or, later, by winter  ice, these items are virtually  imperishable.  Although settlers lived to either  side, another operation the origin  of which cannot now be determined, was discovered within  recent years not far up Chapman  Creek, and relics retrieved from  it.  Obviously there could be any  number of these former dwelling  places, mysteries even in their  time, hidden and awaiting discovery in our wilds..  Some locations known as part  of local lore, from the workers  who remained in the area or  from settler families who saw  them, were saved until recent  interest led to investigations 'of  the sites.  Two" such spots, from which,  shinglebolts'were* taken' by Johm  Wood and his associates, employing Oriental cutters, around 1910,  a few miles up Wakefield Creek,  yielded, up pots' and bottles to  enthusiastic searchers during the  past decade.  Two other sites formed parts  of the Stoltz complex immediately  after World War I. Located above  what became known as the First  Camp, above Cemetery Road,  Gibsons, one, which housed  Chinese workers, supplied  shinglebolts to a skidroad; that  entered the camp from the northwest; and the other, made up of  Japanese cutters, was built at  the end of a flume to the northeast. One fine vase-shaped vessel was found a few years ago  where the Chinese cutters  lived, but neither of these sites  seems to have been investigated  to any extent.  As far back as the 1880's,  Chinese crews were building  skidroads for the "Moodyville  Gang". One of their camps  stood a half-mile from the present  wh����;f site, near what is now  School Road.  Chinese bolt-cutters also  worked for James Fletcher,  who logged the Pratt' Road  flats down what later became  known as Charman's Ravine,  to what is n6w the foot of Prowse  Road, before the turn of the  century. .Oriental camps that  served the Moodyville and  Fletcher enterprises have long  since been obliterated.  At the turn of the century, a  Fecamp of;Japanese cutters dumped  : their holts into. ;a-pond near the  Steinbrunners' home at Roberts  Creek. The locale of this operation is commemorated by Flume  Road.  Elphinstone notes  by Ray Graham  As I was reviewing the events  of last week in the school, I was  stumped in trying to decide what  to write about first,, when I heard  rock music coming through the  door of the room I was in. My  curiosity aroused, I followed the  music   through   the   halls   and  bsons \tvcoast Thitf ,M  t^    Co.      %  886-7215  Don't be left  Out in the Cold.  Try our line of  Beautiful Quilted  Jackets and Vests  PREPARED  In the Drycleaning business we get  particularly busy just before Christmas.  Bring your cleaning in early and avoid  disapointment.  A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT  FROM  Peninsula Cleaners  Comp/efe  DRvtiEnnmc  seruice  WHARF ROAD  SECHELT  885-9554  & Laundry  ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS  1521 GOWER PT. RD.  GIBSONS, B.C.  886-2200  detected its source. In the lunch-,  room (our as yet unfinished  cafeteria) about 40 or 50 students  were being treated to a free performance by Blitz, a band made  up of three senior students, Mike  Desrosier, Grenville Skea, and  Jack Crosby, one of Elphie's last  year grads, Philip Desrosier. The  jam session provided a welcome  break in the usually dull monotony of lunch hour.  The school is finally beginning  to brighten up its dull walls as  Art 12 students have begun to  pepper them with murals, all  of which are quite good and a few  are outstanding.  Elphie was given a shot of  school spirit last week as our  basketball teams defeated their  opposite numbers from Pender  Harbour in a series of matches.  The climax of the series came  when Elphie's junior boys came  back in the dying seconds to  defeat Pender senior boys 59-58.  Elphie was busy last week  readying itself for the landing of  Rocket Morton in the gym on  If    you     think  she    looks  beautiful now ...  Wait till you see her  with her new hair do  from  GIBSONS  GirlS  Harmony Hall  <*.  A  'A  by Jim Holt  Here we go again on what. I  think will be  my  next  to  last  issue for the column, as I go out  of office at the end of this year.  I would willingly  carry on the  column, but at our last General  Meeting I was told that by writing  the column it was keeping our  members  from   coming  to   the  meetings as they got all the news  from the column.   This remark I  did not like, as it came from one  of the new executive which will  be installed on January 9th, 1978.  I think .that in regard to this  matter that what I have  been  doing in writing the" column is  getting the message to the shut-  ins and people who have no mode  of transportation to get to the  meetings.     I  would  appreciate  your comments on this  matter  as I don't wish to offend anyone  and I don't want them to stay  away from the meetings.   If the  lady in question is going to stay  with her word, well you won't be  getting much in the way of news  as  she  stated  she would only  write to the paper when anything  special is coming up, which will  not be very often.   However as  I have stated I would appreciate  your comments at the next General Meeting January 9th so that  we can get this matter all settled.  I am quite willing to keep on  writing the column but not under  the present conditions.  ���   I would like to thank and congratulate    our    new    1st    Vice  President Vi Lynds on her organizing  of the  trip  to Vancouver  which we had last Wednesday.  We  had a beautiful but  chilly  day and visited in many of the  stores in Gastown.  Nothing very  much was bought in Vancouver as  we   live   here   in   Gibsons   and  figure that  here  is  where  our  money should be spent.   This is  in   reply   to   an   editorial   that  appeared   in   the   Coast   News  recently, but I assure the business people of Gibsons that if  any shopping trips are made to  Vancouver, .it is not the senior  citizens   of   Gibsons   who   are  . making them.  Vancouver is a beautiful city  when it is all lit up with all the  coloured Christmas lights and we  got a good view of it from the  North Shore. We also visited the  '^ Park "and Tilford Brewery Gardens and they really are a masterpiece, all the bushes and trees  and gardens decorated so beautifully. I imagine that John  Holloway our master gardener of  the O.A.P. was just drooling  when he saw what can be done  to make a business place look so  beautiful, and I bet he has quite  a few ideas in his mind as to  what he can do with our grounds.  So who knows, maybe one of  these days we will have people  coming up from Vancouver to  see the Harmony grounds.  We had a wonderful bus driver  by the name of Bud Hemsworth  who was very cordial and obliging  and all of us thoroughly enjoyed  the trip. I don't know what the  S.M.T. have, but they have a  way of picking good obliging  bus drivers and are to be highly  commended oh their choice.  (Ted Harris in the S.M.T. North  Van office take notice.)  It wasn't too long a day. We  left here on the 11:15 ferry and  came back on the 6:15 from  Horseshoe Bay. Vancouver may  be   a   wonderful   city,   I   lived  Friday, December 16th. This  excellent band from Vancouver  was the smash hit of the 1977  Pacific National Exhibition and in  a few short months has become a  top night club and dance band.  The dance promises to be a good  one. The last of the invitations  were accepted on Friday.  I would like to draw your  attention (if you haven't already  noticed) to the figures of Santa  Claus and his reindeer atop the  entrance to Elphie, and to thank  the senior students who made  them.  there for over 40 years, but give  me Gibsons on the Sunshine  Coast. This is home to me.  I would like to thank Dick  Ranniger (Fire Chief) and the  members of the Gibsons Fire  Department for the beautiful  condition they left the hall in  after their banquet and dance on  December 3rd. It was just  marvellous, boys, and I might-  add you are the greatest bunch  of firemen I have ever known  and the best. Also thanks for  the use of your P.A. system. It  really came in handy at our last  general meeting.  While I am thanking people for  what they have done I would like  to thank T��r Strand and Vic  Eckstein for putting up the  shelves in the hall store room.  They were sorely needed.  Sorry to hear about my good  buddy Len Coates who has suffered a set back in his condition.  I was talking to his wife Gladys  and she was telling me that Len's  heart started acting up and the  doctors wisely postponed his  operation until a later date, so  hang in there Len, we are all  pulling for you and you are in  our prayers. Also I hear that  Lome (Mac) MacLarenis in St.  Paul's Hospital for a check up.  We sincerely hope it is nothing  serious and we all wish him a  speedy recovery.  You may have noticed in the  last issue of the Coast News  that we were going to close down  the Thursday Night Bingo for  the holiday season but have since  changed pur minds and are going  to continue every Thursday  night through the holidays,  weather permitting. If the roads  are in bad condition we will-not  be operating, but if they stay  good we will be carrying on  right through. Just had a phone  call from our treasurer Irene who  has some tickets for sale for our  New Years dance. If you wish  to puchase tickets for the dance  you can contact Irene at 886-9567  or at the hall next Wednesday  at the Carpet Bowling session  at 1:00p.m.  Glad to report that Dick (when  do we eat) Oliver is on the mend  and will soon be his own self  again. So get ready for the wise  cracks folks as he has had .lots of  time to think of some new ones.  1 sure hope this snow goes  away soon as it makes the roads  so' treacherous. Drive carefully,  folks, just as though your life  depended on it, and it certainly  does.  We would like to see a large  turnout for our New Years dance.  As I have stated in a previous  issue, the tickets are $2.00 each  which includes a buffet supper,  to be served at midnight, plus  mixes for those bringing liquor.  When you add the entertainment,  I am sure you will not get a better  deal anywhere. As you know we  have a good P.A. system for  playing records and I am given  to understand that Ernie Reitze  will be bringing along his electric  guitar, plus other instruments,  and is also trying to get an  accordian player to come with  him, so it looks like a very enjoyable evening coming up.  If we could just get Mrs. ���  Violet Herrier to come along and  play the piano it would make the  evening a huge success as Mrs.  Herrin can really make a piano  sound like an orchestra.  Haven't heard any more news  about my friend Jim Derby of  Branch #69 S.C.A. Sechelt who  I understand came home for a  while but has to go back into  hospital for an operation. We  all wish Jim well and hope he  has a satisfactory operation and  a speedy recovery.  Well folks; I have run out of  news so I guess I will close by  saying as usual, I hope these  few lines find you all hale and  hearty, hope you have got most  of your Christmas shopping done  and trust to see you all at the  New Years party. So until next  time I will say Adios Amigos.  Ear Piercing  an ideal Christmas  gift!  Gibsons  886-2120    Harbour  BONNIEBROOK LODGE  7<^".-��� ~-y-":- --'Sit  On the Beautiful Sunshine Coast at Gower Point  ��� Guest rooms (Breakfast Included)  ��� Dining Room    886-9033     S^nSSUrg Coast News, December 13,1977.  R;Allen  -���'���-   ,; s  corner  Vandals ripped down the attractive  sign which hung  above the NDP Bookstore in Lower Gibsons.   A reward  has been offered for any  information leading to the  discovery of those responsible.  notes  Question: Recently T have  noticed magazine advertisements  promoting folic acid for women.  What is folic acid and do women  need more than men?  Answer: Folic acid or folacin,  is one member of the group of  B vitamins which includes the  better known thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. Folic acid is  necessary, to maintain healthy  blood and normal functions of  growing cells and tissues. Although everyone needs folic acid  the requirements are greater  for pregnant and nursing women  and women using oral contraceptives. Folic acid is available  in green leafy vegetables, orange  juice, and organ meats such as  liver.  .s.Oi-.tA *'.~��i :jli\\ie. i-.; .MlHiYl Ul aid  Question: My dentist told me.  that- sunflower and pumpkin  seeds make a good snack for  my family because they are low  in sugar. Are they also nutritious  or should I be concentrating on  snacks such as fruit and vegetables?  Answer: Seeds are rich in different nutrients than. are fruits '  and vegetables, but both could be  .classified as nutritious snacks.  Fruits and vegetables are valuable mainly for their contribution  of vitamins A . and C, whereas  seeds provide protein, calcium,  iron and B vitamins. Seeds are  high in fat, and therefore high in  calories, so discretion should be  used in the amounts eaten, .  especially by those who wish to  control their weight;  Question: My husband is on a  low cholesterol diet and is allowed  only three eggs per week. I have  noticed a low cholesterol egg  replacer in the frozen food section of my supermarket. Can he  have the frozen egg replacer.for  breakfast so that I can use the  three egg allowance for baking?  Would you recommend I use the  egg replacer for my whole  family?  Answer: The frozen egg re-  placers appear to be a good substitute for eggs for people on  low cholesterol diets. The fat  content is primarily corn oil  and the equivalent of one egg  contains less than 1.06 mgs of  cholesterol. A regular egg contains 252 mgs of cholesterol.  The frozen egg replacer can be  used successfully in such breakfast dishes as scrambled eggs  and omelets.  I'would not recommend them  for regular use for the rest of  the family in that they are more  expensive and nutrient value  differs. A 16 oz. package which  is equivalent to eight eggs costs  $1.29. This would equal $1.94  for the equivalent of 1 dozen  eggs. They do compare favourably to/ fresh eggs in regard to the  nutrients but there is still something missing. This was demonstrated in a research project  where rats were fed solely fresh  eggs or egg replacers. The rats  receiving the fresh eggs grew  well while those on the fabricated product failed to grow.  Question: Can you tell me what  "meat by-products" are? This  term is very often on the label of  processed meats.  Answer: Meat by-products include edible portions of the animal that are not skeletal muscle.  Tripe, sweetbreads or brain are  all examples of meat by-products that are commonly mixed  with meat to form the total product.  Question: I have heard that pasta  products such as spaghetti  noodles and macaroni offer no  nutritional value except starch.  Is this true?  Answer: Pasta products are a  very refined food, and don't  offer much to the diet except  carbohydrates in the form of  starch. For this-reason, many  brands of noodles and macaroni  have been enriched with the B  vitamins - , thiamine, riboflavin  and niacin. Be sure to read  labels and choose those brands  which have been enriched.  Otherwise you are getting poor  value for your food dollar. Noodles   made   from . whole   wheat  ���  flour are also available in certain  stores. Enriched or whole grain  noodles fall into the bread and  cereal food group, and a V* cup  serving offers similar nutrition  value to a slice of bread or a  bowl of cereal.  Question: How does the number  of calories in venison and moose  meat compare to those found in  beef?  Answer: Venison and moose  meat have a lower fat content  than beef and therefore are lower  in calories. A'3 oz. serving of  venison contains 107 calories,  a 3 oz. serving of moose meat  contains 86 calories and a 3 oz.  serving   of   beef   contains   200  I.  REWARD  A reward totalling $25.00 will be  awarded to any person providing information leading to the apprehension off the  person or persons responsible for the  destruction off the N.D.P. Bookstore sigh.  Information should be phoned , to  886-2405 or to the RCMP.  Christinas Play  The winners off the Gibsons Harbour  Business Association's daily Christmas  draws this week are:  F. A. Boyd, a $5.00 gift certificate from  Peninsula Cleaners.  Mr. F. R. Oram, of Roberts Creek, a $5.00  gift certificate from Attic Antiques.  Mrs. J. R. Service of Roberts Creek, a  $5.00 gift certificate from Pajak Electronics, v; ^  Dr. Foulkes off Sechelt, a $5.00 gift certificate from the Dogwood Cafe.  Mrs.  Motzer, of Sechelt,  a  $5.00 gift  certificate from the Co-op.  Patrick Murphy, a $5.00 gift certificate  from Floron Agencies.  Mr. R. Blakeman, a $5.00 gift certificate  from Ken's Lucky Dollar Foods.,  by Ian Corrance  &E.R.��ast.  If you think that we had a dog*  probiem  on  the  coast   here,   I  _was over on Bowen Island last  week and had an hour to wait  for the next ferry so I dropped in  at the grocery store come coffee;  shop,. looking through the local  ' paper, Undercurrent, I noticed  that some dogs had been killing  sheep. I struck up a conversation  with the person sitting next to  me, and discovered that he was  - the one whose sheep were being  mauled.  Apparently there's  not  much  '-'that he can do about it except  'bring over a Wildlife officer who  has to catch the dogs in the act  which is very unlikely,  since it  ' only happens once in a while.  According to this man the dogs  are also depleting the deer population. This is an unfortunate  situation and leaves the people  very little recourse but to take  the law into their own hands,  or appoint a dog catcher. It would  be-too bad if either of these  things happened, on an island as  s sparsely populated as Bowen you  'would think that dogs would be  able to run free. The onus lies  with the owners to fulfill their  responsibilities both to the dog  and the neighbours.  On .a brighter note  here's a  story from  Miss  East  which   I  "found very interesting and thank  her for it.  *****  ,'When ,we first came to British  Columbia we lived in the then  small village of Lumby, and one  mxxtxv  JfoobS  DELI  and.  HEALTH FOODS  We are not a  Supermarket but  our Health Food  prices are the  BEST IN TOWN!  evening in our first autumn I  was leaning out of the open  bedroom window looking at the  loom of the mountains against  the sky, when I heard a sound  from the sky to the north. I was  familiar with the cries of migrating geese and this was quite  different. It sounded like the  baying of a pack of deep-voiced  hounds with the full round  musical notes of bugles mingled  with the baying. The sound  passed over the village and faded  away in the southern sky, and I  listened with a thrill almost of  terror, for I had read a novel  in which such sounds were described as coming down from a  stormy night sky, and an old  fisherman, listening, shook his  . head sagely and remarked,  "Gabriels hounds looking for a  soul. Someone will die this  night." I did not tell anyone  what I had heard and was almost  afraid to sleep that night for  fear that one of the family would  die during the night. It was  many years before, reading a.  naturalists description of their  flighting cries, I realized that I  had heard the passage of a flock  of Trumpeter Swans, migrating  south for the winter. I have  never heard the sound again,  but the music lingers in memory.  As I understand, this is a very  rare occurrence nowadays, I  thought you might be interested..  E.R. East  DOGWOOD  Sorry for any inconvenience  caused during my illness. I'll  be back as soon as I can.  *  886-2888  Lower Gibsons  Kodak, Agfa &  fFuji     ���   ' Film  SMILE WITH  ,       WILLIAMS,  fiPHOXO FINISHING]  886-2936  .Gibsons Harbour  This year again the staff and  students . of Elphinstone Secondary School will present a Christmas concert featuring a three-act  play and band selections from the  Elphinstone Concert Band. The  performance will be held on  Monday, December 19th, at  7:30 p.m. in the Elphinstone  gymnasium.  ''Long Live Christmas" is  the title of this second annual  Christmas play. It is a traditional  story of how,a king bans Christmas while under a sickness imposed upon, him by an evil  chamberlain. Appropriately, in  a Christmas play, the forces of  evil are overcome in the nick of  time by the benevolent spirits  abroad during the Christmas  season.  1    i  'Spokesman    for   the    under  taking, Donard Mackenzie, said  that the presentation will be a  polished one with songs, music,  and good acting. Included in  the cast and in no particular  order are Rosina Hastings,  Steven Jack, Peter McKinnon,  Randy Verhulst, Mike Peters,  Eva King, Heather Hogan,  Donard Mackenzie, Wendy Flay,  Marni Jamieson, Fred Verhulst,  Kathy Swinhart, Liz Russell,  Leanna Lynn, Marie-anne Dawe,  Yvonne Valancious, Sheila Spain,  Dean Martin, Irene Edgecomb,  Bill Jamieson, Laura Campbell,  Helen; Frankland, Reg Morel,  Tim Montgomery and others.  The play which was directed  and adapted from a traditional  story by Donard Mackenzie has  admission prices of $1.00 -for  adults, 754 for students and  50$ for children.  si**  886-2111  All-Purpose Gadget Bag  Ch i Idren 's Cartoons  Albums  Darkroom Equipment  A wide assortment of  Camera Accessories  e-zview This is the remainder of the  slide sorter    stock    from     Cozy     Corners  Cameras.   Up to  OFF on  EVERYTHING!  THE JEAN SHOP     Lower Gibsons Village  CHRISTMAS SHOPPING GOT YOU  STUMPED?  TRY THE IDEAL GIFT  THAT WON'T TAX YOU  RDP  Bookstore  Next to Sears  in Gibsons Harbour area  886-7744  -���-, Prices Effective:  Thurs, Fri ;v Sat., Sun.  December 15,16,17,18.  886-2257  ^ Fresh grain fed *\  Small Pork  Spareribs  H.29'"  Sausage  Place your order  early for your  fresh Christmas  Turkey,   Regular  or ButterbaM.     >  Meat  "Made Fresh in our store  U.S. #1 Idaho Bulk  Potatoes  10 ibs.  OrSHlQ6S     5 lb. Cello Bag  Ocean Spray Fresh  Cranberries ^fe^#*3^ -  Honey Dew  V^MelOnS Each.  iK4��  69  Nabob  Coffee  1 lb.  *3.89  Kleenex Boutique  ins.  Reynold's  Aluminum Foil  98  18"x25'  Tang Orange  Flavored Crystals $1.00  Packof2-7oz.  Jello  Jelly Powders 5/$1.00  /'Bick's  Pickles $1.19  \. Sweet mixed and Yum Yum   32 oz.  Ocean Spray  Cranberry Sauce     53*   Whole or Jellied 14oz.  Sea Lord  Medium Shrimp   $1.    4oz.   Malkin's Whole  Kernel Corn    3/$1.00   12 oz.  Tslal ley's  Potato Chips  Nalley's  Chip Dip �����.  2/M.boJ  f    Bick's Dill  Pickles  With garlic, without  garlic and Polski  $1.00  32 oz.  Minute Maid  Lemonade  Pink and White  225 g.  59*  ^.2/* 1.00,  f   Maxwell House^  Instant  Coffee  11 oz. *5.55  Westvale Baby     ��  Brussels  Sprouts  2/$1.00  lOoz.  ,We reserve  quanities.  Hopkins Store  The Neighbourhood Store with Supermarket prices  DOLLAR  foods  Raincoast Chronicles  Collector's Edition  Hard Cover  $12.95  The Guinness  Book of Records  1978 Edition  $8.95  1977  The year of  The Silmarillion  $10.95  British Columbia  Our Land  $35.00  TheDionne  Years  $12.50  The Complete  Chronicles of  Narnia  $9.95 8.  Coast News, December 13,1977.  Come cry with me  /���hyyxilfk  '-"   >���*  *'���* ft*    Ihf �� -"fe  The winner of the most recent suit-of-the-month club draw, organized by the Gibsons  Kinsmen, in which a $200 suit or its equivalent from Richard's Men's Wear saw Patty  Pratt of Gibsons emerge as. the winner. Pictured here are Rob Dufresne and Phil Grafton  of the Kinsmen along with Marie Fredericks of the Bank of Montreal where the draw was  made.  Dave Kydd and Larry Girard flank their Business Licence and the more.recently received  Cease and Desist notice issued wh$n the village revoked their licence recently in a zoning  dispute. The thriving Gibsons All-Nighter Stove business has been unable to find a suitable-  location for their business and may be forced out of the village.  Business ordered closed  A cease and desist order has  been   posted   in   the   old   Pazco  Fibreglass    building ' which    is  intended  to.,.preyent the  manufacture of the Gibsons All-nighter  on that site.   The action follows  a  lengthy controversy, over  the  issue sparked by the protests of  nearby residents Tom and Renee  Davey about the noise involved  in the manufacture of the stoves.  Tom Davey was present at the  first meeting of the new Gibsons  council held on Tuesday. December 6th, to complain that although  the previous council had said that  work on the stoves at the site  must cease by the end of November production was still going  on.    Village clerk Jack Copland  Wilson Creek  The Wilson Creek Community  Centre is now preparing programs for the new year. Starting  in January are Beginner's Guitar,  a Parenting Group, and a Drop In  Afternoon for local senior citizens. The library will reopen as  well. The successful Teen Centre  will continue with a teen trip to  Vancouver planned for each of  the months of January. February,  and March. The Pre-school  library and story time on Wednesday mornings will also continue. For information on any of  the above programs, or to pass  on ideas for new activities, please  phone the Community Worker at  885-2309.  explained that it was not possible  to take action in the matter until  the minutes of the previous  meeting had been approved/by  the present council.  Larry Girard, maker of the  Gibsons All-Nighter Stove, explained to council he and his  partner David Kydd had tried to  find an alternative place for the  manufacture of their stoves but  without success. Mayor Blain,  while expressing his regret,  said that council had had legal  advice and had no alternative but  to  follow  it.      "Our  hands  are  tied," said the Mayor.  At the time of going to press no  alternative site for the manufacture of the popular stove had  been discovered in Gibsons and  there was a possibility that a  move-to Sechelt might be necessary where it is believed a location might be found.  If you  have  questions   about  life in general or sex in particular,  write  Ann  Napier,   C/O   Coast'  news, Box 460, Gibsons, B.C. '  Dear Ann:  I was married only one and a  half years when I discovered  my wife, who was 19 at the time, '  had had a one night stand with  someone she had been taking  night classes from. We made  up. The hitch is now my trust is  very "ify", anything she does  out of the ordinary makes my  heart sink and 1 feel sure she's  with someone else. Will my  confidence return?  Suspicious  Dear Suspicious:  You  sound   pretty   normal   to  me.    Anyone in love and caring  has to fight jealousy.    When' so  much of our happiness depends  on the  love object,  our  life  is  empty without them,  hence we  have this sick feeling, sometimes  anger when our little  world  is  threatened.    With no more incidents   of   infidelity   you   "will  again feel confident.   Try to forget it and  treat her very  well  with     little     attentions,     bring  flowers or a treat occasionally and  remember   to    treat    her    with  affection and love.   She probably ;  was  flattered  by  the   attention  and reassuring herself that she  was indeed attractive..  We tend  to take the loved one for granted.  Many of these splits occur when  one   gets   tied   up   in   work   or  hobbies   and   leaves   the   other  partner   to   their   own   devices.  There's  always   someone   ready  to fill that gap,  so continue to  woo  and  appreciate  your  lover  and show it plainly.  Dear Ann:  My husband and I seemed to  have reached a dull plateau  in  our' relationship where sex was  unexciting.  When he wanted me  to join a group of wife swappers,  I was very dubious. It has worked  out all right, at times we have  some  great  weekends   and   big  parties.    But I came home from  work at noon and found him in  bed with the wife of one of the  couples we swap! with.     I  was  annoyed as we had agreed we'd  only  swap   at   the   same   time.  I slammed around the kitchen,  slamming cupboards and dishes   ���  and the refrigerator door.     He   ;���  complained   I . disturbed   them.  Should I still see these people?   \  'Am-I being childish?    Her~hus~-.*  band doesn't turn me on anyway.  Burned  Dear Burned:  No! I'd let that couple go.  She sounds like she's trying to  change partners permanently,  rules mean nothing to her. This  is a risky business at best.  There's less chance of a partner  falling in love if there is not a  concentrated exposure. It seems  to be that falling in love takes  a certain time, so breaking it up  is a good idea and see more of  each other, maybe he'll get  jealous and that will end this  risky game. It is usually the  man that starts swapping because  he wants variety. If you seem to  go   along,�� he   may   end   it   as  quickly as he started if he feels  threatened. Praise some of  these other men and keep His  attention on you.  Dear Ann:  'Do you think it's kinky to have  your husband want you to dress  up a certain way for sexual  reasons - and move all over the  house to get variety of sex-  sations?  Balky  Dear Balky:  He's doing it with you, that's  good. ��������� Many people are into  this. It's called pickles and  spices in one book, so use your  own judgement. Variety is the  spice of life.  The advertisers on this page  are members of:  GIBSONS HARBOUR  BUSINESS ASSOCIATION  tS��4b*0 Q*0W**9 _��#i*��2> <��^&*>J> s*lMHS^��^i��+m9<i-0<&��2<z^c*&  The G.H.B.A. will be sponsoring a  contest for the Best Decorated house  this Christmas. First prize is $50.00.  To enter, or for more information,  call 886-7241 or 886-9737.  VZASSIFIEBJIDS  $%' Santa  Savings  Picnic Hams  79!  $2.39  M.39  WALTER STURDY , D C  CHIROPRACTOR  cor. School Rd & Gower Pt. Rd  GIBSONS Telephone 886-2122  Have some  news?  The Coast News welcomes  social, church and entertainment news for clubs,  lodges, hospital groups and  service clubs.  Remember the deadline for  press releases and classifieds  is SATURDAY NOON. Mail  items or drop them off. P.O.  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1VO.  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Prices Effective:  Thurs., Fri.,  Sat., Sun.  December 15,16,17,18.  m  MiwAMMmmmmimMW  : -fc Coast News, December 13,1977.  :'.V  The Sunshine  Second Froni Page  Oil port inquiry hamstrung  Atderman Frode Jorgenson takes the oath of office in the ceremony at Sechelt Council Chambers on Monday Dec 6th.  Wilson Creek  The Wilson Creek Drop-in  Centre is hosting a Teen Backgammon Tournament on Wednesday, December 14th. If you  are a teenager and play backgammon, bring your board and  come along to the Scout Hall at  7:30. There's a small charge of  50$ for registration and prizes  will be provided. For non-backgammon players there's ping  pong; darts and music as well.  Don't miss out on the fun, the  tense drama...the excitement of  the Wilson.Creek Drop-in Backgammon Tournament, Wed.  December 14th.  The Teen Centre is also open  for business on Tuesdays, on a  drop-in basis, 7:30 to 9:30, everyone 13 to 19yearsold is welcome!  For more information on teen  events phone April, at 885-2309.  Stuart    Leggatt,    M.P.;    New  Westminster.  Oil Port Inquiry Hamstrung?  Last March, the federal government appointed UBC law professor Andrew Thompson to examine the effects of a proposed  west coast oil port on British  Columbia's environment and  economy.  The project's opponents were  expected to mount a vigorous  attack, but until now a good deal  of their criticism has been directed at the Inquiry itself.  While this has upset some  people, it appears that there  indeed may be some basis for  the complaints. To understand  the problem, we have to look at  the mandate of the Thompson  Inquiry.  Commissioner Thompson was  originally appointed to study a  planned oil port at Kitimat,  which would transfer Alaskan  oil from tankers to a 753-mile  pipeline ending in Edmonton. .  It came about because of the  misgivings of B.C. Members of  Parliament (myself included) and  west coast environmental and  fisheries groups that tankers  would surely lead to oil spills.  Then suddenly last spring,  the backers of the Kitimat  project deferred their plans in  favour of a scheme by Trans  Mountain Pipeline Ltd. to expand  the existing oil port facilities at -  Cherry Point, Washington.  The pipeline company planned  to reverse the flow in an existing  pipeline that carried Canadian  crude from Edmonton to Cherry  Point, with Alaskan oil shipped  first to Alberta and then south  to Minnesota through the Inter-  provincial pipeline.  A third group are promoting  the Northern Tier Project, which  calls for an oil port at Port Angeles, 18 miles due south of Victoria  on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  It would off-load oil for shipment  along a new all-American pipeline to the energy-starved mid-  eastern states.  With these new developments,  the federal government in late  June changed the terms of reference of the Thompson Inquiry  to ��� deal with all potential west  coast oil ports (Canadian or  American) and their attendant  tanker traffic close to and in B.C.  waters.  With that change came the first  of the charges that the Inquiry  was an ineffective forum for  dealing with the problem. Most  of the backers of the two Washington State oil ports will not  appear before Commissioner  Thompson, with the result that  there is no chance for the interveners to cross-examine these  groups.  The key backer of the Cherry  Point scheme, Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) is not named by the  government order-in-council. setting up the Inquiry, and will not  appear at any hearings.  The companies backing the  Northern Tier Project, which will  still bring oil tankers along our  coast, are not participants and  refused to provide even a description of their plans to the Inquiry.  Opponents of oil port development are perhaps justifiably  upset that the oil multinationals  will not have to account for their  schemes and provide detailed  information before Commissioner  Thompson.  These environmentalists and  fishermen's groups are also concerned that the Inquiry, which  must report to Ottawa by December 31, won't have enough time  to do an adequate job.  To the Commissioner's credit,  he has indicated he will ask for  more time from the federal government.   If there is an exten  sion, the interveners are concerned that their funding . continue at at least current levels.  Add to this worries that the  National Energy Board, now entertaining Trans' Mountain's plan  to reverse its Edmonton to Cherry  Point pipeline, might approve the  oil port indirectly by giving-the  go-ahead to the pipeline company  BEFORE the Thompson Inquiry  makes its recommendations.  Small wonder the Inquiry is  under attack. But it would be a  shame if Commissioner Thompson had to take the flak for.the  structure of an inquiry that was  designed in Ottawa, not B.C.  The illness  you'll never see  coming. Get in  shaped���and  don't give the  enemy a big  target.  Fitness is fun.  Try some.  PBRTicipacnan  icnon~'  Uranium  (cont'd)  method of mining. - uranium at  Clearwater is by ; the 7 open-pit  method, surely ah;jitivitation to  the spread of Radon;-222 which  occurs as a gas.': Other radioactive materials would "be spread  in dust and mine tailings.  As usual, no one;, will take  responsibility for the most  dangerous practices. Of course!  The risks are too great.  The policy of supplying misleading information and misinformation is characteristic of  the entire nuclear industry and  the governing bodies "responsible" for regulating it. Let's  pull out of the suicidal trend  toward nuclear power sooner  rather than later and concentrate  on safer, permanent energy  sources before we're; ih deeper  trouble. There is* ..time and  there is all the energy we need  if we use it wisely. We must not  be stampeded into, stopgap  measures we'll regret for thousands of years. ... -..'  Nicol Warn  Halfmoon Bay, B; C.  ; ZNewly-elected Mayor Blain affixes his signature at the end of his swearing-in ceremony  In Gibsons last Monday afternoon, May 5th. Village Clerk Jack Copland assists.  Creeping deserts  s0rntnttr  NOSTALGIA...  the perfect Christmas Gift  <--ii  Dan Propp's new recording of  GIBSON'S LANDING  $1.50 per record  Enclose money order or cheque to:  Dan Propp, 3951 Desmond Ave.,  . Richmond,B. C, V7E 1B?._ ,  none  finer  rgs  Bakery  the  GREATEST LITTLE BAKE SHOP  on the Coast  for that  "ULTRA SPECIAL OCCASION"  ask about our  AUTHENTIC GERMAN TORTES  886 -7441  Sunnycrest Centre  J  By the Office of Church In Society  The United Church of Canada,  85 St. Clair Ave., E, Toronto,  Ont. M4T1M8.  THE CREEPING DESERTS  Man is still killing the land  that feeds him. The creeping  deserts remain one of the great  global ecological problems that  seem to defy solution. The  challenge for mankind is clear:  Either we halt what the scientists  call desertification, or we risk  the prospect of even greater food  shortages in future decades.  Deserts do not just happen.  The .ruins of ancient civilizations  in the Middle East prove that  poorly managed agriculture and  -.urbanization destroyed fertile  latids.    Nomads knew centuries  ���'ago that moving people and livestock from an area before. its  vegetation was totally destroyed,  would save the land in future  years. But far too often overgrazing by livestock, overcutting  of forests, abusing scarce water  resources and improper tillage  killed millions of acres of fertile  land. itfvT,.  A recent conference on the  spreading deserts held in Nairobi,  Kenya,  was  told   that  already  about 43 percent of this planet's  land surface is either desert of  semi-desert. Land is being denuded and destroyed at the rate  of 14 million acres a year. And  unless the trend is slowed, about  a third of the arable land available to us today will be lost by  the turn of the century.  What can mankind do about  these mysterious, other-worldly  deserts like the Sahara; the Gobi,  the Australian and the South  Asian deserts? They may look  fascinating from the air or in  color films. They have played a  romantic part in literature. But  in fact they are grim symbols  ofthe way man have misused, this  . planet.   . ���  The first need is slow reclamation of deserts through replanting  and reafforestation programs.  The lowering of birthrates . and  more development assistance  from richer, countries will help.  So will education since poor  people in those countries, like we  in Canada, do not know how to  use their '������ land wisely. The  creeping desert can be halted.  But it will take a global effort  by all nations ��� great and small  nations alike.  In a program co-ordinated by  Geoffrey Madoc-Jones, head of  the English Department at  Elphinstone ^Secondary School,  three local writers gave seminars  to high school students on  Aspects of Writing and Publishing on the Sunshine Coast. Involved in the seminars were local  poet Peter Trower, the publisher  of Raincoast Chronicles, Howie  White, and the editor of the Coast  News, John Burnside'.  Each of the three writers gave  three individual seminars to the  high school students. Superintendent John Denley expressed  his pleasure at the undertaking.  Wood Heaters off "Yesterday" were  considered "Good" iff 28% Efficient!  RATES UP TO  80% EFFICIENCY  Wood'  SENSITIVE AUTOMATIC  THERMOSTAT  Maintains selected temperatures at ease ,for home comfort. (No electficty required)  Wd^!^^& ���*&$$��� I|  Air enters here through dual-  <j^!**^_ range draft-damper, giving  'r    '"^ as much or as little heat as  you want.  Just by setting the  thermostat.  ANOTHER ENGINEERED COMFORT EXCLUSIVE!  Secondary Burning  Preheated air ignites extra heatrich gases that go up the  chimney in other ordinary heaters. COMFORT uses them to  warm your home for savings and greater comfort!  COMFORT uses less than half the wood ordinary heaters  use, by a threefold burning process. First the wood is reduced to charcoal by preheated air. Second the gases driven  off are burned at the top of the .wood. 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SUNSHINE COAST TV  A  SALES & SERVICE  IglL^ jfe?    in the # of downtown Sechelt  "*��"?' j^bh aw 09 JV  Dealer for AWu���*tttmWM'tif #  SiZ> Mark of Quality  APPLIANCES  and    TELEVISIONS  Ask about our "package" deals  885-9816  Profiles of this place  LOOKOUT  for  our display in Gibsons  Sunnycrest Mall  words here are wasted  the display will say it  all.  Joranco  Boat Works  886-2917  Mrs. Greta Grant first moved to the Sunshine Coast in 1914 when she and her husband  lived for a time in a tent.  tide tables  Reference:  Point Atkinson  Tue. Dec. 13  0040  0810  1345  1825  .9  16.5  10.2  13.6  Thur. Dec. 15  0210 3.0  0940 16.2  1555 8.8  2040      11.7  Sat. Dec. 17  0355  1110  1805  2350  6.3  15.4  6.8  10.8  Wed. Dec. 14  0120 1.8  0855 16.4  1455 9.6  1920      12.6  Fri. Dec. 16  0305  1025  1710  2205  4.6  15.8  7.8  10.9  GIBSONS LANES  Hwy 101,  886-2086  Son. Dec. 18  0500 7.9  1150 14.9  1910 5.8  Mon. Dec. 19  0135 11.4  0605 9.3  1235 14.4  1950 5.0  OPEN  Friday & Saturday 7 -11 p.m.  Sunday 2-5 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.  by John Faustmann  GRETA GRANT  Greta Grant lives in a long,  low house just back from the bay  in Gibsons. A small brook  wanders through her property,  making its way down to the sea,  and sitting in her kitchen you  can just make out the noise of  *���������������������������������������������������-.  Drop off your Coast News classified ads in Pender Harbour at  Westersund's   Chemists.       It's  convenient.  ������������������������������������������������������  the water passing by. Greta,  whose lively eyes and quick,  sure movements seem to belie  the fact that she was ninety-four  this last October, likes the sound  of her brook. "It sings to me,"  she says. From talking .with  her, you realize that if anyone  can hear a brook sing, it would  be Greta Grant. She's a lady  with a touch of poetry to her.    >  Here on the west coast, a continent and a lifetime away from  Moncton, New Brunswick, where  she was born in 1883, Greta can.  GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE  Increase your chance off survival from  smoke inhalation with one of the most  sensitive and reliable smoke detectors  on the market. Regular price $49.95  SALE PRICE $41.95  Free  delivery  and   locating  suggestions  for Gibsons,  Granthams,   Hopkins,   Langdale  and Gower Pt. residents.  Do it yourself or we'll install it for you  (Only $5.00 per unit)  Peninsula Alarm Systems Ltd.  Westclox Smoke Detectors R. Ranniger  Model POC76B 886-9116  are your  SAFE?  Be   SURE   your TIRES  are  in super shape for the rough road  conditions of winter.lf you are travelling  out of town.be certain that your TIRES  are IN  SHAPE to get you there  and back safely.  NAME BRAND 6 & 8 PLY TRUCK TIRES  670x15 6 ply  Rib  39.95 W.T.  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Brought up on a  large farm, part of a land grant  made to her Empire Loyalist  ancestors, she remembers the  winter skating parties, the buggy  rides, the horses her father kept.  She remembers attending school,  where literature was her best  subject. "I could memorize like  a house afire," she says, "even  now I recite when I'm trying to  get to sleep," and to prove her  point, she reels off a bit of Longfellow, one of her favourites:  "I stood on the bridge at midnight, when the clock was striking  the hour/ when the moon rose in  its glory, behind the high church  tower..." Shakespeare    was  another favourite, and Byron.  "I liked old Byron," she says,  "he seemed to have some force  to him, and he wasn't ��� very  happy." School was the place,  too, where she first met her  husband. When she was twenty-  three she came out west to  Vancouver and married him.  Judge Grant, her father-in-law,  had a camping spot in Gibsons  back in those days, and in 1914,  Greta and her husband started  coming here from the city.  "There were a lot of nice people  living up here then," she says.  -'Always have been. ;They come  as summer people and end up  staying." Greta began spending  her summers here when her part  ofthe village was nothing more  than a hayfield. Horses used to  come by at night and rub up  against their tent poles, and  someone would have to get up  and chase them down to the  beach. But those were good days,  she recalls, and as the years  passed her family began to grow.  She had three daughters, who  have all come back to live in this  area, and a son, Kenneth, who  was killed in a tragic plane crash.  With an ever larger family,  to take care of, Greta didn't  want to live in a tent any more.  She wanted a house. She had  some money from home, and  since her husband was an engineer, she thought she'd get  him to design it. For some  reason he.kept putting the project off, and finally Greta got an  idea herself. Why didn't they  copy part of the old Lady Evelyn,  the steamer that brought them up  from the city? "I was no archi-.  tect," she says. "But I was  always stubborn. I didn't think  I should be dictated to by any  man. We women have as much  brains as they have, and I knew  what I wanted." So the house  was built, and with its long  passageway and its stateroomlike spaces, it does "seem something like a ship.  The family moved to Gibsons  permanently in 1935, - when her  husband's illness forced his  retirement. She recalls the town  as it was then, remembering  Harry Winn carrying sacks of  potatoes up the wharf, that  "awful, rocky road" to Sechelt,  the dances at the Socialist Hall,  the Farmer's Institute Fall Fiar,  the picnics on Keats Island.  She remembers whole bunches of  people down on the beach in  the summer - the bonfires they  had, and the singalongs. She  recalls the boardwalks in the  town, and how, when it rained,  the water used to run right into  the post office.  Several years later her husband  died. But Greta stayed on,  and now her daughters have returned to be around her. The  sea scouts in town have taken  her son's name for their squadron. She has many friends who  often stop in for a visit, and  she still does the shopping once  a week, and keeps her house in  ship-shape order. And her brook  still sings to her on its way to  the sea. As Greta says: "Well,  I'm still here anyway. Very much  alive but not very. spry. ".Perhaps  not very spry, but with a touch of  poetry to her yet.  &��*m!^  "ON KITCHEN!  ���   ON BATHROOM!  c,  -y  ON BEDROOM!  ON HALL!'  I"  WITH SOLIDS AND PATTERNS  WE'LL COVER THEM ALL!  (BUT YOU MUST PHONE SOON TOR  INSTALLATION NF0RI CHRISTMASIII)  FREE  ESTIMATES  AND PERSONAL SERVICE  Ken DeVries & Son Ltd.  TWO LOCATIONS:  HIGHWAY 101, GIBSONS.  886-7112  IN THE HEART OF SECHELT  885-3424  Coast strokers  by Dennis Gray  When Chris B. mentioned the  other day that he was putting his  bike away for the winter, I didn't  have to go outside to check the  weather conditions. When Chris  puts his bike away you can be  sure the weather is bad, further  than that, don't expect more than  a day or two of good riding  weather before spring. (Don't  despair his springs come early!)  Last night Mike M. suggested I  mention a few things he could do  to make sure his.bike was ready  for spring, since Mike's bike is  a four stroke I'll stick to them.  Most machines are metric  these days, so you'll need such  metric tools as hammers, crescent  wrenchs,.screw drivers, etc. All  kidding aside other than those  tools; a plug wrench, spoke  wrench, fresix oil, new oil filter  and new spark plugs, nothing "  special is needed. Take the  machine outside and run it until  the oil is warm, then drain it.  While oil is draining shut off  fuel petcocks and remove gas  line to the carbs, then drain the  carburettor, next drain the gas  tank and re-connect fuel lines to  carbs. Flush out'fuel tank and  carbs with furnace oil. Catch  this furnace oil, you can use it  to remove road grease and grime.  Replace plugs in carburettors;  replace oil drain plug. (first  check copper gasket) Install new  oil filter add new oil and remove  spark plugs. Pour an ounce or  two of motor oil into each plu'g  hole and crank over motor a.fe'w  times, install new spark plugs',  clean and inspect old plugs.       "'  Check all lights, then remove  battery. This will require periodic  charging during the winter. Inspect contact breaker points",  clean and inspect air filters'.  Now, get a bucket of warm soapy  water and wash machine well,  inspecting for loose or faulty  parts as you do so, if you uSe  furnace oil during this stage be  careful not to get.it on'the tires  or any rubber, components.  Lube and adjust drive chain,  then wheel it into its hibernation  cave.  This storage area should be  dry and well ventilated. A 60  watt lamp below machine will  .help stop condensation. Sit,  machine up on its centre stand.  A little armorall on the saddle  and wax on the fuel tank will  brighten your memories, as you  sit back and think about last  season's trips. '..--'  Before you drift too far into  next year's trips Mike, remember  you left all those expensive  metric tools out in the yard.       ' \  Strikes    spares  by Bud Mulcaster  Bonnie McConnell was the only  one to break 300 in the Classic  League last week. "Bon Bon"  rolled a 318 single and had a  1043 four game total. " Ken  Skytte slipped over the thousand  pin mark with 1006 and Freeman  Reynolds rolled a 279 average  with an 1118 four game total.  And that's good bowling!  Lee Larsen was the star in the  Tuesday Coffee league with a 339  single; and 786 for three and  Alice Smith rolled a 322 single  in the Gibsons 'A' league.  In the Ball & Chain league  Freeman kept up his 270 plus  average bowling with a 307  single and 814 for three and Ken  Skytte, in a rolloff. had a 333  single and 832 for three in the  same league:'*       -;"<���'������- -:i::-:>  Rolling off for the Senior  Y.B.C., Geoff Spence had a 300  single and the big gun for the  swingers was Belle Wilson with  258 and 702 for three.  Highest Scores: Classic: Bonnie  McConnell 318-1043, Larry Braun  236-903, Ken Skytte 288-1006.  Freeman     Reynolds     294-1118.  Tuesday Coffee:   Marie Conner  284-649,   Sandy   Eidet   239-657,  Lesley Bailey 256-699, Bev Dromj-  bolis 258-730,  Lee  Larsen  33��  786.    Swingers:    Ev MacLaren  194-508,  Belle Wilson  258-702,  Art Smith 183-538.  Gibsons (A^  Pauline   Hogg   278-637.   Kathy  Clark 270-640, Romy Talento 259;-  684,     George     Watt     250-712-.  Wednesday Coffee: Jane. Coates  242-664, Bonnie McConnell 239-  670,    Dot    Robinson     237-671,  Nora Solinsky 240-674.    Ball &  Chain:      Gloria   Tourigny   243-  669,   Frank   Redshaw   257-693,  Freeman      Reynolds     307-814,  Ken Skytte 333-832.     Phuntastique:      Belva   Hauka   240-622,  Mavis Stanley 268-694, Jim Middleton 275-696' Ralph Roth 266-  712.   , Legion: ( Dianne Fitchell  252-630,   Gail   Prentis "240;&42.  Laurie   Cavalier   228-645,   Pete  Cavalier 279-650. Y.B.C. Junlota  Cheri Adams  201-536.  Carmell  delos Santos 193-545, Jeff Krintila   212-510.      Y.B.C.   Seniors:  Colleen  Bennett 209-561,   Mike  Maxfield    226-657,    Jeff    Mulcaster   270-673,   Geoff   Spence  300-698. ^  Soccer  RECORDS  NOW  IN STOCK  I  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  LECTRBNICS  This week  15% OFF ALL RECORDS.  Our Christmas records  are now in  886-9733  Open: 10:00a.m. -6:00 p.m.  Tuesday - Saturday  In the Uptown Plaza  next to Andy's Drive-In  by Bamibus & Co.  , Soccer fans have a treat ahead  of them this weekend. Playoffs  for the coast league soccer tournament are being held this Saturday at Hackett Park and the  Reserve field. Finalists in the  playoffs are Gibson's Raiders,  Sechelt Renegades, Sechelt  Chiefs and Wakefield. There  will be an. allstar game on Sunday, December 18th at 2:00 p.m.  at Hackett Park. AUstars picked  . from the coast league tournament  will y form a team to play the  Gibsons Wanderers.  Fans are also invited to the  tournament dance at the Sechelt  Legion, Saturday night.  Wanderers have been idle in  regular league play recently as  the Vancouver parks have been  closed because of the weather.  Their next game will be this  Saturday, December 17th against  the Vancouver Celtics. Game  time is 2:00 p.m. at Langdale  field, weather permitting.  Penalty Shots: Frank Hoehne  will soon be donning a Wanderers uniform as he returns  from a short "retirement" because of business commitments.  Also, returning from a year in  Switzerland is Peter Cerny who  will probably take up a position  in the forward line. If you see a  bunch of tough looking fellows in  black jackets with green and  white crests,   look out...  rocks  ��  by Pat Edwards  The last games of the first  half of the curling league will be  played during the week of December 12 to 16. The second half'of  the schedule will begin on  January 2nd.  Don't forget the turkey shoot  on December 17. This annual  eyent has proven to be very  popular in the past, and the  organizers are looking forward to  a good turnout again this year.  The fun begins at noon.  The ladies open bonspiel  scheduled for January 20, 21, and  22 still has a number of opening's.  There are three events and the  entry fee is only $48.00 per ririk,  so get your name on the list,  ladies. -.'.  John Crosby's rink did us  proud last week in Powell Rive(r,  taking second place in the A  event, and the Frampton rink  took third in the D event. This  was Powell River's annual merPs  open bonspiel, and from all  reports the competition was good.  Congratulations, fellas! -  Gus has samples of the souvenirs for the Canadian Curling  Championship Brier to be held in  Vancouver in March. If you atfe  interested, give him your orderj.  There is everything from charnjs  and pins to steins and T-shirts;-  good gift ideas for that curler  on your list. -  T.V. *s& Stereos  RENT COLOR  ���No Deposit  ���3 Month Min. 0re'($iv hockey  Coast News, December 13,1977.  Arena  Good crowds at the Sechel t  Arena on Saturday night and:  Sunday afternoon were well  ���entertained by two first class  hockey games as the Peninsula  Gales hosted a strong hockey  team from New Westminster.  ^Saturday night the Gales battled  jo an exciting draw with the  yisitbrs in a game which seesawed back and forth before  ending up in a 5-5 tie. Sunday  afternoon in another thriller  the. New Westminster goalkeeper Volohoffer all but stood  the Gales on their ears as they  lost 3-1 in another thriller.  ..Saturday night the Gales jumped  but in front of kthe; visitors  vearly when Kennedy jammed  _one home with only thirty-five  seconds gone. Bob Dixon drew  ,the assist. At 14.23 of the period  gutsy Sean Van.' Strepen made  it 2-0 for the home team assisted  by Wayne Seels. In the second  period yet another Gales goal  came at 10.27 when Dave Mew-  . hort scored on a pass from Robbie  .Williams and the locals had a  Tthree-goal lead. New Westminster was a class hockey team,  .however, and they fought right  ;back with .Danshin scoring at  1.4.29 of the second from Vassos  then ace scorer Oakland narrowed  the gap to just one goal when he  -out one past Sam Casey in the  '.Gales net on an assist from  Sullivan at 15.17. Then it was  the Gales', turn again as Bobby  Dixon scored at 15.29 on a pass  from   Doug   Kennedy   and   the  . second  period  ended  with . the  locals ahead 4-2.  New Westminster stormed back  again at the beginning of the third  period with three unanswered  goals to take the lead for the  first time in, the hockey game.  First it was Oakland again,  scoring with just fifteen seconds  gone in the period with Vassos  assisting. Danshin got the tying  goal at 8.06 with an unassisted  marker and then. Vassos scored  the go-ahead goal at 12.08; also  unassisted. The last goal ofthe  game was scored by veteran  forward Jim Gray on a pass,  from Rick Ion at 13.56 and the  crowd left the building at the  end of the game buzzing with  excitement.  Most of them were back again  on Sunday afternoon to see the  rematch and though the local  favourites lost it was another  fine hockey game which could  have gone either way.. This time  it was Vassos who did most of  the damage with two unanswered  goals in the first period. The first  one came at 12.21 of the period  on assists by Oakland and Kee-  nan and he got his second at 15.37  on assists from? McCoy and Robertson. 7"'":'':":'--:.  The teams battled through a  scoreless second period with  the New Westminster goalie  playing brilliantly. Finally at 7.16  of the third period Rick Ion  finally got the'puck past yolo-  hoffer with an assist from Wayne  seels.  The Gales' hopes of tying  t1- -  ,  V. >* i* *<-*>-.'*>*��'���.���***'-��'���-.'.'.  ^JyHtAW  -   ~+*^*   _^a���^-^^ i^t^V  _x   ~&*f "** w-   *+"*-*-* s*��*���"���**���;^*��*j*v~ * ~   >__u - �� -*  *~��7  -r.   ���-:^h  ��� i A'.* SETTS'-  ~p"'1- 'til5:.'- 3SS--** ;~  The recent snow storm saw this tow boat pulling into the Dayis Bay Wharf with an icing of show oh the boom.  SKI BUS  ������to. ��� x'x-'-x.-  WHISTLER   : : :  ^  MOUNTAIN   ^  Leave Sechelt  each Sunday morning  Return Sunday evening  $12  return  Ask about our  special weekend packages  FQJB RESERVATIONS CALL7  CONTINENTAL TRAVEL  885-3277  the game were dashed when  Sullivan scored from Robertson  at 13.52 of the last period to hand  the Gales a 3-1 loss.  Both games were hard-hitting  but cleanly played contests  and the New Westminster were  most impressed with the calibre  of the opposition, particularly  when they learned that after Stu  Orpin sprained a leg the Gales  were down to only two regular  defencemen. The visitors were  lavish in their praise of the- local  team and expressed a desire  to meet them again. ;  The referee in the game was  Ron Halverson of Powell River  and he was, so impressed with  the calibre of play that he intends  to travel down next week, when  the visiting team will be the  Powell River Taws. Hockey fans  in the area will remember that  last year the Taws beat Wakefield  in the final of the Sunshine Coast  Cup. Next week there will only  be the Saturday night game and  hockey fans are urged to attend  the SATURDAY CONTEST TO  CHEER ON THE Gales in their  game with the team that beat  last year's local champions.  This year the Taws are playing  well with just one, loss and a tie  in their last nine games.   Talk  ^ The first of a series of four  .columns  on   Impaired   Driving,  by Gordon Hardy.  ;   Over   three   hundred   British  ..Columbians  will  be  killed  this  .year by the lethal combination  of gasoline and alcohol.    These  deaths will  take place because  even a few alcoholic drinks can  cause a perilous lack of mental  alertness in a, driver behind the  awheel .of a' two-thousarid pound  .machine, clipping   along   faster  .than any horse.   More than fifty  .percent of B.C.'s traffic fatalities  .involve alcohol. 7   ~  - With the highest impaired'  .driver per capita rate in Confederation, the provincial government has served notice that it's  -getting very, very tough with  drinking drivers. Attorney General Garde Gardom recently said,  "British 7 Columbia - has had  enough of roadway . roulette...  We mean business." 7 /  ,   /These days the police, magistrates and insurance companies  .treat   drinking   drivers 'with   a  .Jieavy  hand  so it  is  well  that  ^drivers understand  the  various  charges and procedures related  to drunken driving.  7": The oldest and simplest charge  is impaired driving.   A driver is  guilty of it if his ability is impaired: it does not matter if he's  driving well or not.     However,  Vancouver lawyer Ace Henderson  ��� points  out  that  most  impaired  -drivers   are   netted   after   they  attract  a  policeman's   attention  owith erratic driving.   Henderson  says its "largely a myth created  by the attorney general's office  that a lot of drunken drivers get  ..caught   at   random   with   roadblocks and such."  \_   The police will look for signs  of    impairment     like     slurred  speech, red eyes or the odour of  alcohol. Sometimes they ask the  driver to perform tests like picking up coins off the ground. Often  they will slyly ask the "driver to  walk over to the police car to  retrieve his licence and then  observe his walk for signs of  unsteadiness.  A driver is not required by law  to perform these tricks or do anything beyond providing his^en-  . ce, .insurance , card\, name7 and  address. As Henderson points  out,-"You don't have to say anything but if you don't, the officer  may conclude that that in itself  is a symptom of impairment.  I've seen this happen many  times;"7\  The important thing to remember is how easy it is to get impaired . That pleasant buzz in  the pub can be a dangerous  impairment behind the wheel,  yet almost imperceptible to the  driver. Ace Henderson adds,  "It's dangerous to think in terms  of how many drinks you've had.  Some people are impaired after  one drink."  The impaired driving charge  can also stick in case of impairment due to drugs, prescribed or  hot, or drugs in combination with  alcohol. Diazapam, an extremely  common tranquillizer and reputedly the mostly widely prescribed drug in North America,  can cause impairment, particularly if mixed with even minis-  cule amounts of alcohol. Dr.  Stuart MacLeod recently claimed  before the Canadian Society of  Clinical Investigations that a new  test is needed to show impairment due to drugs since they do  not show up in breathalizer  tests.' ���;  In   fact,   the   presence   and  amount of drugs in the bloodstream can. be determined. by  means of blood and urine tests  but drivers are not obligated to  give them. In the case of accidents resulting in hospitalization,  though, the hospital takes a blood  sample upon admittance. This is  occasionally used by the police  . as evidence of drug impairment.  . According to ; some experts,  a major form of -impairment,  aside from that related to alcohol  and prescribed drugs, is due to  marijuana. Here, too, a driver  can be convicted if it is proven to  a judge that his ability to drive  wasimpaired.  A less well-known charge is  the one related to being impaired  while In the care and control  of an automobile. Here the law  presumes that an impaired driver  sitting behind the wheel of a!still  car is going to drive it unless he  can prove otherwise.  "It's a bit of a shock," says  Henderson, ���-.'Vto- discover that  you can be guilty of this offence  even without driving. For example, at a party you're really drunk  so you stagger out to the car to  wait for your wife or girl-friend  who is going to drive you home.r  If you sit in the driver's seat,  you could be arrested."  The maximum penalties for  all types of impaired driving  charges have; recently been  doubled. For a first conviction,  the driver's licence is automatically suspended for three  months and a fine ranging as  high as 2000 dollars or six months  in jail is imposed,/although the  average fine is between 300 and  700 dollars. However, around  Christmas time, judges usually  impose heavier sentences.  \ If damage or injury has resulted from the impairment,  the licence is suspended for six  months, even if this means the  driver will lose his job. The old  partial suspensions which allowed  drivers to use the car only for  work are no longer given.-.  For second and third convictions, things get really tough.  Second offenders face six month  suspensions of their licences or,  I  m  >ATE DON'T  WANT  YOUR  BUSINESS  please drive carefully  during  the holiday season  We handle I.C.B.C. claims.  BBB-7193  in cases of damage or injury, a  year. A jail sentence of between  fourteen days and a year is imposed.  Third time.offenders can kiss  their driving privileges away indefinitely. They won't need them  for the three months minimum  they're going to spend in jail,  anyway.  Naturally, automobile insurance premiums sky-rocket after any  impaired conviction and the insurance company washes its  hands of. any driver who causes or  suffers any damage while under  the influence. The impaired  driver is liable for all damages.  An impaired driving conviction stays on the books anywhere  in Canada for life although prose-  . cutors exercise a lot of discretion  -��(here/-and jwitt>; sometimes ' not  press a second offence as such if r  a considerable number of years  have gone by since the original  offence.   ���'"..."  The Breathalizer Test.  TA SPECIALS!  All bicycles pre-assembled.  You save on price    AND  the problem of assembly/  We will hold your purchase  in the. store until  December 24th.  CHRISTMAS  ��Y   ,���������.-.:  CLE  FOR THE SMALL gl.DERS.INTHE FAMILV);?:  -"^v^haveafull r^ge^  Next:  Are  You   Interested  in a  Writer's Workshop?  If you are there  will be an informal  {gathering Wed.  evening, 7:00 p.m.  at Fran's house,  Point Rd, Hopkins.  For information, call  886-9246^-  Standard  Convertible  Motocross MX 1100 twin shock  5-speed Harrier Deluxe  Boy's/Men's  5 speed Harriet Deluxe  10-speed Nomad model 7690  Reg. $75:95  Reg. $124.95  Special $63.95  Special $109.95  Reg. $147.95    Special $133.95  Reg.$147.95  Reg. $149.95  $133.95  Special $129.95  m SPORTS  TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU BETTER  SUNNYCREST PLAZA COWRIE STREET  GIBSONS  886-8020 SECHELT   885-2512  11.  I  I  I  Ll  i  i Coast News, December 13,1977.  COAST NEWS   CLASSIFIED ADS  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  CLASSIFIED RATES &  INFORMATION:  AH listings 50C per line per week.  or use the Economical 3 for 2 rate  3 weeks for the price of 2  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 number. 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  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  CLASSIFICATION:  VON 1VO  Eg. For Sale, For Rent, etc.  |  ]  Best  Decorated   Home  Contest'~  for Gibsons area, this year see  the  Gibsons  Harbour   Business  Association page for details.  CHRISTMAS DONATIONS  Gibsons Hospital Auxiliary,  will again be accepting donations  in lieu of local Christmas cards.  Donations may be made to the:  Gibsons Auxiliary Hospital  Christmas Card Fund through  any one of the three local banks  in Gibsons. For information,  phone Amy Blain 886-7010.  Donations for the Christmas list  closes Dec. 15th. #50  IN GIBSONS MUSEUM  "Petroglyphs & Pictographs of  B.C." Ah instructive and colourful photographic display of West  Coast Indian rock paintings and  carvings, courtesy of B.C. Provincial Musuem travelling ex-,  hibition programme. Exhibit,  ends Dec. 27th Museum Hours:  Saturdays 9 am-3pm. #51"  TEENS  Don't forget the Wilson Creek  Drop In Centre, at the Scout  Hall. If you are interested in  listening to music, playing darts  and Ping Pong and just plain  talking to others, come along.  The Scout Hall is being renovated f  for the use of groups in the  evenings. You'll enjoy the new  paint job, stereo and friendly  atmosphere. For more info on  the Drop In, and other programs  planned for the New Year, phone  your Community Worker at  885-2309. #50'  Coming  Events  Announcements    Work Wanted  Wanted  ROBERTS CREEK  New Years Community Party  Dinner & Dance. Happy hour,  7:30 - 8:30, Potluck dinner 8:30,  Dance till? Sat. Dec. 31st. at  Roberts Creek Community Hall.  $10. couple, $8.00 seniors.  Tickets at. Elementary School or  Seaview Market. #50  Obituaries  Chilton: Passed away December  5th, 1977. Delia May Chilton,  late of Davis Bay, B. C. in her  100th year. Survived by three  daughters. Funeral service was  held' Friday, December 9th at  St. John's United Church, Davis  Bay. Rev. Annette Reinhardt  officiated. Interment Mountain  View Cemetery, Vancouver.  Devlin Funeral Home directors:  INMEMORIAM  Zwick: In loving memory of our  dear mother who passed away  December 16, 1975.  When we are sad and lonely and  everything goes wrong, we seem  to hear you whisper, cheer up.  and carry on. Each time we see  your photo you seem to smile and  say, Don't cry I am only sleeping,  We'll meet again some day.  Always remembered by her  daughters, Kay, Elaine, & Mary.  Would the person who took the  propane tank from my yard in  West Sechelt by mistake late in  November', please return as  owner has been identified.  885-2407.885-2030. #50  TOPS #1147  Change of meeting place:, TOPS  1147, Gibsons, will now meet  Wed. evening at 7:00 p.m. in the  annex of Gibsons Elementary  School. New members are most  welcome. #51  Hey diddie diddie keep watching  your middle, and you'll have it  slimmed down soon, but when  food fills the platters, it just might  help matters, if your dish ran  away with your spoon. Come to  a TOPS meeting Thurs. at 1,:00  p.m. in old Gibsons Elementary  School. #51  CARDSOFTHANKS  Thanks for the coffee and do-nuts  John. Coast News staff  Wilson Creek Community Centre  ANNOUNCEMENT  Attention all Community Groups:  The Wilson Creek Community  Worker has prepared a Christmas  Workshop and is willing to present, it, free of charge, to any  group or. organization. For more  information on this or any Wilson  Creek program, call the Community Worker at 885-2309. #50  ��� CAT ���BACKHOE ���  GRAVEL TRUCK AVAILABLE  Land clearing, Septic systems  886-9633 886-9365  1 TON TRUCK FOR HIRE  Light Moving & Hauling  Gardening & Light Landscaping  After 6 p.m. call 886-9294.  Announcements    Work Wanted  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON  TETRAHEDRON SKI MEETING  Dec. 13th, at Roberts Creek  Elementary School, 8:00 p.m. in  library. #50  ATTENTION TOPS #BC 578  Starting Thursday, Dec. 8th, our  regular meetings will be held in  a new place at a new time. The  ���place is the old Gibsons Elementary School and the time is 1:00  to 3:00 p.m. We will meet there  until further notice. #50  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  FULLY QUALIFIED BUILDER  25 years experience. Reasonable.  885-3900 #50  Bob Kelly Clean Up Ltd.  A load on this truck  is a load off your mind!  886-9433 ^        tfn  Fully Qualified Electrician  it Free Estimates -fr  886-2546  tfn  Fast, Clean, Efficient  CHIMNEY CLEANING  Vacuum equipped. 886-7785. tfn  Most trees, like pets, need care  and attention and trees are our  speciality. .  ��� Topping  -A- Limbing  ��� Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed service.  Peerless Tree Services Ltd.  885-2109   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.  MUSIC  Folk-rock guitar taught painlessly. Come pick my brain.  Paul: 886-7278. #50  LOGS WANTED :-:  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033 ���  Sorting grounds, Twin Creeks    ' * ^  70 - 1001b. weights, small kitchen1 ;,  table with 2 - 4 chairs,  8x10' '���'  carpet, small couch or hide-a-bed.  886-8036.      . #50;-',  WANTED  |j  Used Furniture  or What Have You -..  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons 886-2812:  Pool table suitable for recreation~-~  room. Call 886-7919 days.       #51 ,-'  Personal  Wanted  Timber Wanted plus Alder  Poles bought and sold,. Let us  give you an estimate. D & O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700.  Turn that leisure-room or base-;!  ment   into   a   beautiful   OLDE-  ENGLISH PUB.   Complete plans >  show every step, every dimension -  for  construction  exact   copy  of ._  an actual English bar.   Over 40..,,  plans  and  photo.      No   special,  tools or skill needed.   Full refund '..  if not completely satisfied.   $6.75..  post    paid   from    Charterhouse, ,  Productions, Box 1556, Sechelt.  -"  B.C. VON3AO. #50  ,  DISCERNING   ADULTS:      Shop ;"  discreetly by mail.    Send $1.00 ;'  for  our  latest   fully   illustrated '  catalogue   of   marital   aids   for  both    ladies    and    gentlemen.  "  Direct   Action    Marketing    Inc.  Dept.    U.K.,    P.O.    Box   3268. *  Vancouver, B.C. V6B 3X9.        tfn "  i;  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  JTjmWM^MmWA-rjrjr AUTOMOTIVE   jsmmkmt  -   J AMI ESON  AUTOMOT*VE">-���- -*���  TOYOTA ���"���'   -  New & Used Car Sales  All Make, Parts & Services  Gibsons AL JAMIESON Phone 886-7919  NEED TIRES'*    '���  '  Come in to   ���  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on Highway 101  Phone 886-2700 7  JKT#### BUILDING SUPPLY jmM*r-r-T_r_r_r  TWIN CREEKLUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  (Quest electric Itb.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & CONTRACTING   Serving.Sechelt, Gib3ana,~Hot^ts��re^7 &.t��adeica.Bar.k~~.,*-  ���.-,       ;   ....'���' X"' '885^3133^^,._. ���������������cpa-'I7ii'=���''���������-��������� v-7-r;  J. McKenzie Ron Blair, P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd. P.O. Box 387 Sechelt.  V0N3AO  Box 860  Gibsons  @v  BE ELECTRIC ltd.  y  Phone  886-7605  V.  RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL - INDUSTRIAL  Maintenance     Pole Line    Electronics  ���POWER    TO    THE    PEOPLE"     X  K  Free Estimates  Everything for your building Needs  Phone 886-2291 -2  -TJmT_r-TAr_T_v_r_r_v    EXCAVATING     -T-r_r_r^^r_r  CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterlines. etc.  Ph. 885-2921  Roberts   Creek  'MISC. SERVICES,  u*Ci*apfivX  \o *3ilk screen prtnrnq  , tsiqnjDoitlhhgjfaifkscrieenprinTing  * omorn tbmn^. ra ��trish 886 -2640  ft M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY  7, .> Shrub8,'FruitTrees, Plants'""'- -  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying  ��V��    /Al .,��->**  P.O. Box 609  Sechelt, B.C.  Bus. 885-2332  Res. 886-7701  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. J  r v  TM FLYWM* KtMI  Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Construction Plywood, and all Accessories.  Delivery Phone 886-9221  Highway 101, Gibsons  r  a  r  CADRE CONSTRUCTION LTD.  - HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION -  Framing, remodelling, additions  Payne Road Gibsons 886-2311  Gibsons  STAN.HILSTAD   ROOFING  DUROID. SHAKES  OR REROOFING  R.R. 1. Port Mellon Highway        Phone 886-2923  A  O  !* KITCHEN  ^REMODELLING  ,^  CENTRE  KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS   A  886-9411  DAY or EVENING  Showroom in the Twilight Theatre Bldg  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cabinetsand Fixtures -fr 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   -it Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty  R. BIRKIN  885-3417 Beach   Ave.,   Roberts   Creek        885-3310  _v_T_T_T_r_v_vjrAr ELECTRIC  J.B. EXCAVATING 886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage installation   'v^^r  ��� 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 & B BULLDOZING & BACKHOE  GRAVELTRUCK  Septic Systems    Land Clearing  886-9633 or 886-9365  VINYLDECK is the final deck  For maintenance free weatherproof attractive  sun decks and patios, call: 10 Year Guarantee  PACIFIC VINYLDECK       886-2922  RAY COATESPLUMBING  886-7695  Contract Renovations & Service Work  At  the sign of  the  Chevron  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  & Marine Service Ltd  Arc and Acty. Welding Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating  Automotive - Marine Repair  Phone 886-7721 Marine Ways Res. 886-9956  W. W. UPHOLSTERY & BOAT TOPS LTD.  Everything for your upholstery needs  ����_' -��-��    FOAM-PLEXIGLASS SALES  \^886-7310  "Serving  Langdale  to Earls  Cove"  r  1779 Wyngaert >  THOMAS HEATING  OIL BURNER SERVICE    OOC7111  Complete Instrument OO0"/lll  r  v  PIANO & ORGAN LESSONS YOU ENJOY  Ages 3 to? 886-9030  >SS��e   ^80KAtr��^Ser  B.C. Registered Music Teacher        children        j  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE TO ALL MAKES  SEWEASY  Cowrie St. Sechelt 885-2725  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Ole's Cove  885-9973 886-2938  Commercial Containers available  " TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  Marv Volen  886-959V  r  PENINSULA OFFICE & BOOKKEEPING  SERVICES LTD. Phone 886-2511  Box 1066 (Dental Block) Gibsons, B.C.  ��� COMPLETE BOOKKEEPING SERVICES ���  V^AIso 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  Gutters  Eaves Troughs  Phone:  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  Commercial m��c oooo Maintenance  Residential ooo-*w��* Continuous  r  ANDREASSEN     ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving the Sunsh'ine Coast  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per A nd reasse n 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  r  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING - PIPEFITTING -STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  886-2912  f GIBSONS LAWN MOWER &  CHAIN SAW SERVICE  Gibsons Industrial Park, #5, Shaw Rd.  "Repairs to all makes"  M  K  v.  r  CARMI CRANE SERVICE  Industrial or Residential Lifting  Phone  886-2401 or 886-2312    -  DOGWOOD CAFE 886-2888  ��� Breakfast (All day)  ��� Lunches  ��� Dinners Gibsons, B.C.1  DOMESTIC  SEWING  MACHINE  REPAIRS  Days N  886-2111  Eves  886-9427  r  RANDY'S GARDEN SERVICE  RANDY DUNN      Diploma in Horticulture  LANDSCAPE DESIGN & CONSULTING  GARDEN MAINTENANCE      Box 1094, Sechelt, 885-3727/ :: Coast News, December 13,1977.  13*  Cars & TrucM,    Opportunities        Mobile Homes  1970 Chrysler 4-door sedan,  new paint, tires, two spares,  very good cond. 886-7145.       #50  1961 V.W., crewcab, P.U.,  rusty but runs well. Rblt. engine,  4 snow tires, new brakes, radio.  $350.00. 885-3189. #50  1968  Ford  Torino,   6.T.   2-door  Hardtop, 390 cu. in auto., power-  steering,   low   mileage.      Good'  shape.       F.P.    $1,800.    Please  call 886-2765. #51  . 1970 Elcamino.     offers.     After  5 p.m. call 886-7177. #51  1968 Austin 1100, $300. Call  886-2111,886-9427. #50  1977 Datsun Pick-up, deluxe  cab, 5-speed, canopy, air shocks,  tape deck, radials & snows etc.  6,000 miles.   $5,250.    885-3752.  #51  1970 V.W. van, semi-camperized.  Excellent condition. $1,800.  Phone 886-7334. #50  1975 Toyota. Landcruiser, 4x4,  good condition, radio, hubs, roof-  rack, winter tires. 886-9882.   #50  Hefp Wa~~T  The following is required for  the B. C. Provincial Homemaker  Course to start on February 20th  1978 for a period of 8 weeks total.  COURSE CO-ORDINATOR  JOB DESCRIPTION  1. Working knowledge of the  Health and Social Science fields  gained by several years direct  employment, or through a work  association in such areas as:  Social Work, Nursing, Home  Economics, or Teaching.  2. An acquired knowledge of  the fundamentals of a Home-  maker Service" and community  health and welfare resources.  3. Personal attributes that will  encourage a co-operative working  relationship with all community  resources related to the provision  of a Homemaker Service.  4.1 A working knowledge of  instructional methods- that will  permit effective planning, executing and assessing of a pilot  Homemaker training project and  the assessing of students' progress in the classroom as well as  on the job. (Practicum)  5. Level of instructing ability  that will permit the adapting of  coifrse material to meet the  special needs of the community.,  and ensure the effective- utilization of community resources to  meet course objectives.  6. A personal commitment to  follow the course guidelines and  support the training concepts of  a 1 pilot Homemakers training  project.  7. Availability that will allow  the accepting of full-time work for  a short term period of 8 weeks.  Submit    written    resume    to  �� ���  ���  Sunshine Coast Community  Resource Society, Homemaker  Service, C/O Mrs. M. Kirby,  Box 1069, Sechelt, B.C. VON 3AO  All applications to be in by  December 20th, 1977. _  Opportunities  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES:  For sale by owner: Retail Music  Store, interior B.C., 1977 sales of  pre-recorded music, hi-fi. stereo,  accessories and musical instruments    exceeding     300,000  secured   major   brands.      Long  lease   of   very   attractive   new  modern premises centrally located.    Interested parties only -  no. agents please.    For further  information write Owner, Box 151  c/o the Tribune, 188 North 1st  A vie.,     Williams     Lake,     B.C.  V2G1Y8. #50  ��� Portraits        ��� Weddings ���  ��� Passports  .*. Commercial "���  ��� Copy and Restoration work ���  Professionally done in your home.  or in ours.  Day or Evening  call  886-7964.  Good Opportunity to earn extra  income in your own spare time.  886-8083. #50  Mobile Homes  "��6as��"  885-9979  HOMES  now ��� poamuama  Complete Selection  of Mobile Homes  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  NEW UNITS  14 x 70 Atco. 3 bdrm, carpet  throughout. Fully furnished  in Colonial decor. Built-in  combination dishwasher,  range with eye-level oven,  built-in buffet with hutch.  14 x 70 Manco, 3 bdrm. plus  den. Fully furnished. Built-in  dishwasher, washer & dryer,  range and fridge. Carpet  throughout. 2-piece ensuite  plumbing.  LAST NEW 12 WIDE  12 x 60, 2 bdrm., carpet In  living room, folly famished  Deluxe range, 2-door frost  free fridge. Clearance price:  $12,900.00 Including tax,  delivery and set up.  USED UNITS  1966   Chickasha    10x50   -   3  bdrm. furnished with 14 x 20  extension.       Loads   of   cup  boards.  Set up on large, well  landscaped lot.  1975 12 x 64 Ambassadore,  2   bdrm.,   fridge   &   stove  Reduced to $10,900.  24 x 48 double wide, 2 bdrms.  plus den, fully carpeted,  5 appliances. Large sundeck,  two paved driveways.      *  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  12x64 MODULINE  3 Bdrm. DELUXE  2  dr.   f.f.   fridge,   elec..  range, fully furn. & set up  in    Sundance    Court    in  Sechelt.     $11,900.   F.P.  12x48 MODULINE  2 Bdrm. DELUXE  2 dr. f.f. fridge, dlx. gas  stove,  comb,  space  Court  F.P.  partially     furn,  washer-dryer,  avail, in Sundance  in Sechelt. $8,900.  Apply To  COAST MOBILE HOMES  LTD.  Box 966, Sechelt, B.C.  MDL00623A  885-9979  COAST HOMES  Across from  Sechelt Legion  Oave: 885-3859  evenings  Bill: 885-2084  evenings  LOST  1!       ���T       ���������flu     ������  LARGE BLACK CAT  Part Persian with white nose, bib  and feet.    In vicinity of Gower  Pt. Rd. & Gospel Rock.  If found,  please call 886-7334. #50  Lost from Lower Gibsons, Beige  Persian, Child's pet, greatly  missed. Reward. 886-9452.    #50  Rubber tire key ring lost in washroom at Mall. Please return to  Western Drugs. #50^  Small black notebook with the  word "Travels" oh cover. Important addresses inside. - Please  turn into Coast News office.  LIVESTOCK?",  English riding school horses  available. Call Debbie Rhodes  at 885-3343. #50  Good local Ladner Hay for sale.  Call 596-0920. #5  HORSESHOEING  Bob Hopkins  Can 886-9470 eves. #41  Hay for sale - $1.00 a bale. Mulch  50 cents. 885-9357. tfn  For Ront  1976 12x68' Meadowbrook,  deluxe. 2 bdrms, appliances &  curtains included. Only $1,500.  down, take over payments. Call  886-7386. #50  Pets  A number to note:  885-3521  WHARF REALTY LTD.  Reg. Great Dane male pups,  good home prime concern. Prices  to be negotiated. Ready to go,  can hold for Xmas. K. Wright,  Cemetery Rd., Gibsons. Call  886-7779. #50  PUPPIES  Sheperd  &  Setter cross.     Call  886-7235. #50  2 bdrm, electric heat, Granthams.  $225. per mo. ALSO 1 bdrm.,  oil heat, $150. per mo. Phone  886-2248.  #51  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  Furnished bachelor suite, waterfront Gibsons, separate entrance.  886-7108.  2 bdrm furnished trailer, near  waterfront. Sorry, no dogs.  886-2887 or 886-9033. t.f.n.  Waterfront, Granthams, furnished 2 bedroom suite, heat  included. No pets. $200. per mo.  886-2555. #51  3 bedroom house with view.  Partly furnished, Granthams  Landing. $175.00 per month.  Dec. 15th. 886-9609. #50  2 bdrm house, Gibsons, stove,  fridge, F.P., view close to everything. $300. per mo. Please  call 886-2088. #50  12 x 60 Mobile Home, semi-  furnished on Landscaped lot on  North Road. School bus stops  right' at driveway, mail box is  close by too. A good price at.  $24,700 or make me an offer.  886-9041. tfh  Found  Found on Hwy lOi3near cenietery  pair of brown Northstar shoes.  Size7��/2. Phone 886-7592.      #50  Double-wide mobile home, 2  bedrooms, den, carpet throughout, 5 appliances. $300. per mo.  "plus utilities. Avail. Jan. 1st.  Sunshine Coast Trailer Park.  886-9826. tfn  TIRED OF RENTING?  Want to buy but cannot afford  Opportunity Knocks but once  - here's your chance!  1,280 sq. ft. brand new, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large  kitchen and living room,  laundry and storage. Full  price: $34,500.  Bank mortgage available on  $1,725. down at $295. per  month. No down payment  required  on   credit   approval.  Why rent when you can  own your own place?  Located in Gibsons, 2 blocks to schools and shopping  FOR APPOINTMENT: 886-9890  K  BUTLER REALTY  1538 Gower Point Rd.     886-2000 or   886-2607  HOPKINS LANDING: Nicely treed lot with  Great View over the Sound. Don't miss  this one at only $12,000.  ROBERTS CREEK: Looking for Waterfront? You should see this 1 acre of prime  nicely treed land with 75' frontage on good  beach. Improvements are a 4 year old full  basement home fully finished on both floors.  2 P.P.. 2 baths, double windows, built-in  dishWasher plus many extras. Large  attached garage, woodshed and beach  cabin. Asking only $95,000.  HANDY MAN SPECIAL!: Older home in  centre of Gibsons Village on good view lot.  Needs work but priced at only $20,000.  GRANTHAMS: Up & Down duplex plus  cottage on view property. Retire with  revenue to help pay taxes, etc. Try your  offer on this one.  ROBERTS CREEK: In private setting on  nicely treed acre. Well constructed 5-rm  bungalow. Consisting 2 bdrms., cozy living  room with F.P., modern U-shape kitchen off  spacious dining room. Utility, attached  carport. A terrific buy at only $49,500.  ROBERTS CREEK: Over 1 acre with 300'  frontage on Beach Avenue. A beautiful  homesite. Can be subdivided. $27,000.  ^X  For Rent  2 bedroom house; 2 bathrooms,  fireplace, electric heat, post &  beam. No children or pets.  885-3388. #50  1 bdrm. Duplex, all electric,  -furnished. Avail. Jan 1st. Sorry,  no pets or children. $150. per  month. Sunshine Coast Trailer  Park. 886-9826. t.f.n.  Condominium: Three bedrooms  plus family room, VA baths,  carpets, $300. per mo. Call  886-2703. tfn  Modem   two   bedroom    home.  W/W throughout. Fireplace and  carport. Located at Grandview &  Chaster. Avail. Dec. 1. Rent:  $325. per mo. Heat and light  included.  Fully modem 3 bedroom home  in Lower Gibsons, carpeted  throughout. Fireplace. Avail.  Dec.31. $325.permo.  CENTURY WEST  REAL ESTATE LTD.  885-3271  Chateau Vista - Beautiful 3 bdrm  suites. Lots of extras. Rent  $300. per month. Friendly  neighbourhood, Port Mellon  Hwy. For info: 886-9352 or  884-5338. #1  For Rent  Boats  Motorcycles  Avail, immed., Lower Gibsons,  $175. per mo. includes heat and  electric. Modern bachelor apartment, private entrance, suit 1  mature gentleman. 886-7559. #51  Waterfront, Gibsons, furnisbed  1 bdrm. $135.00 per mo. and  studio suite, $125.00 per month.  886-7108.  -  New 2 bedroom house on Beach  Ave. AH appliances. Sorry, no  dogs. Carpet, fireplace, year  lease. 886-7657. #50  Low rent - small 2 bdrm cottage,  1401 Gower Point Rd, central  Gibsons. $135. per mo. Phone  Vane. ,687-1774 between 6 p.m.  and 9 p.m. #51  24' Reinell w/ Command bridge,  new in July 1975, 225 H.P. Volvo,  280 leg, F.W.C., trim tabs,  head, swim grid, new anchor,  moorage available in Secret  Cove. F.P. $12,500. or best offer.  Days: 885-9979, eves: 885-2084.  1977 Suzuki, PE 250, Enduro.;  $1,100. Excellent shape. After,  4 p.m. call 886-2975. #51-  Boats  OnfluiK  mr  21  885-3271  New location:  Wharf Road, Sechelt  (Beside Golden City Restaurant)  IAN MORROW & CO. LTD.  Prompt attention to your marine  survey    requirements    for    ail  transactions and insurance needs.  Phone 886-2433,886-9458.      #52  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  I                                                               *  For Private Use or Business  AUTOVEST  Before you buy, investigate the advantages of this rent-to-  own plan.   All monies paid apply to purchase.   Why tie  up your cash or borrowing power?   1st and last months  rent and drive away.   EXAMpL��S  [                                Based on 36 month lease  I       78 F250 pickup  $148 per mo.  Total $5328.  Lease end Price  $2175.  or simply return  77 Econoline Van  $136 per mo.  Total$4896.  .   Lease end Price  $1975.  or simply return  78C100ChevPU  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Price  $1875.  or simply return  78 Camero HT  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  78 Zephyr Sedan  $124 per mo.  Total $4464.  Lease end Price  $1825.  or simply return  78 Dodge Van -'  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Price  $1875.  pr simply return  78 Fiesta 3 DR  $99 per mo.  Total $3564.  Lease end Price  $1400.  7    or simply return  78F150 4x4  $155 per mo.  Total$5580.  Lease end Price  $2275.  .   or simply return.  78 Olds Cutlass  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  For further information CALL COLLECT  GILLE   CHAMPAGNE    987-7111  Belmont Leasing Ltd.  1160 Marine Drive  North Vancouver, B.C. D 00479A  $2,000 DOWN and $165 per month gets you into this 3 bedroom basement home, with fireplace and garage. Close to  all amenities. Chuck Dowman 885-9374.  DAVIS BAY, OCEAN VIEW ��� Located on Fir Road. Excellent building lot.70/ x 110', panoramic view, fully serviced,  this superb lot is the only one available in this desirable  area. Asking $14,900. Jim Wood 885-2571.  WEST SECHELT, NICKERSON RD. ACREAGE ��� Very  attractive holding property, size 145' x 625', level,treed, all  services available. This 2.08 acres has subdivision potential  so don't delay - act today! Listed at $26,500. Try your  offer. Jim Wood 885-2571.  WILSON CREEK ��� Level % acre situated on Browning  Road. Approved for septic, two residences allowed, priced  right at $12,500. Call Jim Wood 885-2571.  SARGENTS ROAD, GIBSONS ��� Magnificent sea view lot  65' x 110'. All services including sewer, close to shopping  and schools, very few lots available" in this area. Builder's  terms available, so check it out and try your offer. Price  $15,900. Jim Wood 885-2571.  GIBSONS ��� NEW NEW NEW ��� Located on Chaster Road,  close to the new school, this 3 bedroom ranch style attractive  well constructed home is a must to see on your shopping list  for homes. Brick fireplace in, large living room, quality  carpets throughout, large carport. The price is right! $42,900  Jim Wood 885-2571.  ROBERTS CREEK WATERFRONT ��� PRICE REDUCTION!  What would you do if you owned a 2 acre lot with 142' of  prime waterfrontage? The possibilities are endless, and to  top it all it can be subdivided, so you would be looking at an  investment also. The asking price is $75,000., but give me a  call and try your offer. Jim Wood 885-2571.  SANDY HOOK WATERFRONT ��� 75' of quiet waterfront.  Good moorage. Close to Vz acre. Must sell. Asking $21,200.  Offers. Ed Baker 885-2641.  BAYVIEW VIEW LOT. 103x200. Serviced. Good building  site. $17,000. Ed Baker 885-2641.  AGENTS FOR WELCOME WOODS DEVELOPMENT.  Va acre treed lots - as low as $8,500. -10% down.  Century West Real Estate Ltd.  Every Office Independently Owned and Operated  1  LORRIE GIRARD  886-7760  JONMcRAE  885-3670  CHRIS KANKAINEN  885-3545  ARNE PETTERSEN  886-9793  HOMES  GLASSFORD ROAD: Beautiful well  built Spanish style home in new development area. Many extras including arches  throughout, lovely fireplaces up and  down. Extra large master bedroom and  a skylight in master bathroom. W/W  carpeting throughout. Well; designed  kitchen with sliding glass doors from  dining area to large sundeck. Full unfinished basement. $52,000.  CEMETERY ROAD: Imagine 6 acres  plus a modern approximately six year  old home in rural Gibsons. The home  has three bedrooms on the main floor.  Full  unfinished basement. . >Two. flre-  places. Carport. This Is an exceptionally  good buy considering the lovely 6 acres  of property. $59,500.  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. $39,900.  GLEN ROAD: Cozy two bedroom starter  or retirement home situated on a fabulous  view lot overlooking Keats Island. This  home can be purchased with a low down  payment and easy monthly Installments.  $34,900.  GRANDVIEW ROAD: A truly distinctive  home, custom built and designed. This  three bedroom home has 1322 square  feet up and has a fully finished basement.  All rooms are extremely .large. Five  bedrooms, three bathrooms. Finished  fireplaces up and down. Central vacuum  system, double sealed windows, covered  sundeck. Double carport, paved driveway. All this on a large fully landscaped  lot at the roads end. This home is for  the family that demands perfection from  their home. $72,000.  STEWART ROAD: Lovely Spanish style  home on 1% acres level land. Four  bedrooms, separate dining room, sunken  living room with fireplace. Almost 1400  square feet of living area all on one floor.  Definitely one of a kind. Owner leaving.  Try all offers. $62,500.  GRANDVIEW ROAD: Quality built new  1300 sq. ft. home with full basement.  Many extra features including heatilator  fireplace. Two full baths. Plumbing  roughed in in basement. Built-in dishwasher, fridge and stove. Wall to wall  carpeting throughout. $58,500.  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, built-in bar.  If you are looking for quality built and  original design this is the home for you.  All appliances included. $72,900.  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. $49,900.  GOWER POINT ROAD: In the heart of  Gibsons one block from shopping and  the Post Office. Three bedroom home  on concrete block foundation. Has  acorn fireplace giving a cozy atmosphere  to the living room. Nice and bright with  many large windows. A good starter  or retirement home. $33,000.  SARGENT ROAD: Custom built home on  a lovely landscaped terraced view lot.  Fireplaces up and down (heatilators).  Master bedroom has ensuite. Mahagony  custom cabinets. Full basement with  finished rec room. Separate utility room  and a workshop. Carport and cement  driveway. $64,900.  WATERFRONT: Mission Point at Davis  Bay. Two small cottages on 60' waterfront property with a 20' lane along side.  Property is on Tsawcome lease land and  is prepaid to October 1993. Level to  beach, privacy and spectacular unobstructed view. Tenant presently  renting one of the cottages. This is your  opportunity to invest in desirable water-  frontage for only $24,900.  LOTS  WEST SECHELT: Waterfront building  lot with fine view of Howe Sound and the  Islands. Only a skip and two jumps away  from Langdale Ferry Terminal.   $10,850.  WATERFRONT: Sechelt Reserve lease.  Large lot approximately 60' x 300'.  Small rented cottage on level waterfront  lot. Hydro in, water available. This is  a very exclusive protected area.    $5,750.  SHAW ROAD: Newly completed! The  most conveniently located subdivision in  Gibsons. Only 2 blocks from shopping  centre and both elementary schools and  secondary. Level. building sites . with  some clearing on a newly formed cul-de-  sac. These prime lots on sewer and all  services are going, fast. Get yours now  while they last. Priced from        $11,900.  ALDERSPRING ROAD: 50'   x 150'  of  the best garden soil  in  the heart of -  Gibsons.    On sewer close to shopping  and Post Office.   Potential view of th*  Bay area. Excellent terms available.  $10,500.  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. $12,900.  UPLANDS ROAD: Twuanek. Ideal  recreational lot in beautifully wooded  and park like area. Zoned for trailers.  This lot overlooks Sechelt Inlet and the  Lamb Island. $8,900.  DAVIDSON ROAD: Fantastic view from  Langdale Ridge (you won't need a ferry  schedule as you .can see the boat half  an hour before it arrives). This lot has  a creek on the very back of the property.  All new homes in this area. This lot is  a full 2/ 5th of an acre. $14,900.  WHARF ROAD: At the corner of Davidson. With a little easy clearing this  lot will be ready to build on. Walking  distance to the ferry.' Lot size is 80' x  110'. $12,900.  SECHELT INLET ESTATES: Deluxe  lots with a spectacular view of Porpoise  Bay. Beach facilities, nearby moorage,  water, hydro and telephone at each lot.  Only 4Vi miles to the conveniences of  Sechelt.  LANGDALE: Excellent building lot with  fine view of Howe Sound and the Islands.  Only a skip and two jumps away from  Langdale Ferry Terminal. $10,850.  HILLCREST ROAD: Only $3,000 downl  Balance by Agreement for Sale will  purchase one of these beautiful view lots  at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Ail  underground services so there is nothing  to mar the view. These lots are cleared  and ready to build on. The ravine In  front will ensure your privacy. These  lots represent excellent value. Priced  from $13,900. to $16,900.  SOUTH FLETCHER: At School Road.  Two lots of 40' x 150' each. One lot  has a cottage which could be rented.  These lots are mostly cleared and ready  for building. A spectacular view of the  entire Bay area and Keats Island is  included in the price of: $27,500.  VELVET ROAD: Beautiful view lot in  desirable area. Priced well below assessed value at: $11,000.  GOWER POINT ROM): Approximately  Vi acre of cleafttd jAerfront property.  Access to^saailfA^but manageable.  Fantasyy^aPoTlanaimo and the Gulf  Islands. $22,900.  tURNS ROAD: Good building lot  (65' x 130') on flat land in Gibsons  'Village. Four blocks from Post Office.  Stores and transportation. Lightly treed.  Three blocks from ocean. All services  available. $11,000.  GOWER POINT��p^%!Imagine - 100'  of watertaarjltfrK^ppAlnt Road. Good  building^^^epectacular view steep to  the beach but still an extraordinary lot.    V  $25,000.  ACREAGE  NORTH ROAD & 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 extension of  Chamberlin Road. $27,500.  ******************  ACREAGE: 4.6 acres of beautiful  grounds, complete with fruit trees,  vegetable garden, stream cutting through  trees: Lovely two bedroom home,  partly furnished, plus guest cottage.  Must be seen!! $78,500.  ******************  GRANDVIEW ROAD AT 9th: Over 14  acre very private with view. House  plans and building permit paid for and  Included In price. Foundation, floor  slab, and plumbing all in for a 28' x 42'  (1176sq. ft. building). $19,900.  GIBSONS: Excellent prospects for the  one who holds this potentially commercially zoned acreage of 5 acres.  $60,000.  ROBERTS CREEK: Highway 101 divides  this property diagonally down the centre.  Develop both sides of the road. Try all  offers. 5 acres. $30,000. 14.  Coast News, December 13,1977.  I     For Sale  Professional Ear Piercing  Fast and Painless, lovely birth-  stone studs and Pewter earrings. Gibsons Girl & Gays  Salon, Lower Gibsons. Call  886-2120. tfn  For Safe  i  The Gibsons  I All Nighter  Wood Heater  ly       CUSTOM BUILT  I From $310.00  ;   The best  I. In economical woodheat  May also be used for cooking,  ALL HEAVY STEEL  CONSTRUCTION  BRICK LINED  886-2808  i NOW AVAILABLE AT  GIBSONS BUILDING  SUPPLIES  886-8141  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. V6C 2V2.  TREE FARMER SKIDDER 1965  G5BD., H.D. P.R. 75 Axles and  spare parts, including 2 differentials, 2 P.R. 75 Hubs, 2 axles,  etc; R.O.P.S. $7,500.00 firm.  883-2552,826-8840. tfn  S*��riy TC 200 4-trk. stereo tape  recorder Ex. cond.. $80.00, crib  $2S.00, gd. qltyV stroller $30.00,  lJOlb. barbell set $20.00, baby  walker & table seat, potty &  toys. Child's ski boots sz. 2 & 3  $5.00 each, men's Henke ski  bjkrts as new, $25.00. 886-9386.  &':��� #50  ',.i~ ;   One new parlor stove, $100.  886-2111,886-9427. #50  Motor home, good condition.  $2,800. o.b.o. 885-9090. #51  GUITARS from the Music  Weavers, the ideal Christmas  Gift. 886-9737  Drop leaf Duncan Fyfe table,  antique black oak library table,  fire screen 24" x 36" opening.  McCullough chain-saw, medium  blade for parts. 886-7046. #50  8V2' camper c/w 3 burner stove,  propane fridge, heater, sleeps 6.  Hydraulic jacks. Offers. ALSO  1965 Rambler, running but needs  3rd gear, offers. ALSO free  standing fireplace, offers. Call  886-2826. #50  Craftsman 10" radial arm saw,  dual voltage, price $180.00.  Vi of new price. 883-2244.       #50  Car chain size 14 $20.00. New  Keystone motor for boat, 2 H.P.  $100. 885-9028. #50  WANTED: Good used Pioneer  or Homelite chain-saw with 16"  blade. 885-3392. #50  Holstein milking cow, first quality  milk. For more information  call 885-9294, after 5 pm. #51  tiff i  I  I  I  I  I  In cooperation with this newspaper  the Vancouver Public Aquarium extends  a special invitation to come to Stanley  Park this month to see the thousands of  colourful fishes, seals, sharks, reptiles,  Arctic White Whales, killer whales, etc.  at a reduced rate.  Please present this coupon when you  arrive.  TWO-FOR-ONE  COUPON  This coupon is good for  one free adult admission with  one paid adult admission.  I  I  I  I  I  K     EXPIRES DECEMBER 31,1977 ^^jjm^ m  ONE ORDER  and your  CLASSIFIED  AD  Blankets  British  Columbia  & Yukon  Place a 25-word classified ad with this paper  and tell us you want to "Blanket British  Columbia and Yukon". We will handle it for  you. Your ad will appear in most of the  member papers of our British Colunbia-Yukon  Community Newspapers Association.  Ask Us  About  It Now I  A Circulation of closo to  290,000  FOR ONLY $55.00  A Special Ad Service Especially For Our Customers  1  For Sale  Oil range, hot water heater and  barrels    with    stands    $100.00,  complete.      Also   double   nylon  "ladies wetsuit. 886-7734. #50   ; .   For the person that likes to grow  plants, Cymbidium Orchid plants  will make a,great Christmas gift.  Now available in Gibsons with  flower spikes started. Please  phone after 3 p.m. 886-7538.     #1  Kenmore Washing Machine,  semi-automatic $60.00, like new.  Also Quik-freeze fridge, 7 cu. ft.  $65.00. Oil stove $30.00. Call   886-9670. #50  New   MACLEODS   Store  in Sechelt are agents for  for the famous line of  ENTERPRISE WOOD &  COAL RANGES and  VALLEY COM FORT  long-burning  WOOD HEATERS.  For Sale  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  Stereo amplifier, 40 watt rms,  1 year old, like brand new. $125.  886-9269 mornings. #50  Snow tires with  studs, size  13,  $20.00,  car tire  rims,  size   13,  $15.00.   Ski rack  holds two sets  $10.00. 886-2581.  #50  New MACLEODS store  in Sechelt WASHER &  DRYER SALE continues  with portable electric'  dryers as low as $235.50.  1976 Glen River, 12x68' trailer,  like new. Set up, skirted with  porch. Must sell immediately.  $15,000. firm. 885-2496. #2  Bring some music into  your Christmas with:  Harmonicas, Records,  Guitars & Strings from  the MUSIC WEAVERS,  Lower Gibsons 886-9737  Phaff    straight    stitch    sewing  machine.      Excellent. condition  $50.00.886-2673. #51  H_H_MNBMK___EMBnBHBH_MB__  See the SANYO MICROWAVE OVENS at the new  MACLEODS Store in  Sechelt.  NEED   A   NEW   MATTRESS?  Try foam! All Sizes.  Custom Tire Covers - See our  samples at:  W.W. UPHOLSTERY  &  BOAT  TOPS.LTD. 886-7310. tfn  BLANKET B.C. ���YUKON  CLASSIFIED ADS  Put the World in someone's  stocking this Christmas. Give  Greenpeace "Go Anywhere"  lottery tickets. Book of twelve  only $22.00. Phone (604) 736-  0321 or write Greenpeace, 2108  West 4th Ave., Vancouver,  V6K1N6. #51  AUTO WRECKING on Highway  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES  AUTO WRECKING on Highway  97, Williams Lake. Good turn  over, new house, large stock.  Approximately $100,000 down;  will take trade of ? as part down.  Can arrange finance on balance.  Private sale. 112-392-5837.     #51  TRUCKS FOR SALE  1951   International   1500   gallon  tank truck,  low  mileage,  good  shape.    $4,500.00 firm.    Phone  335-2244 Hornby Island. #50  FOR SALE  160 fertile acre ranch near  Edge wood, B.C. House, outbuildings, machinery, 50 head of  cattle, grazing lease. All for  $160,000. Selkirk Realty Ltd.,  Nakusp, B.C. VOG 1RO. Phone  265-3635. #50  PERSONAL  MRS. J ACE, Tarot card, palm  reader. Reads past, present,  future; love, business, health,  marriage. Help in all problems.  Ask any questions. Send full date  of birth and name with $7.00.  Will send answers. Mrs. Jace,  2633 East Hastings St., Vancouver, B.C. V5N 1V6. #50  for Sate    Freethinkers Pulpit  How to get your message to  290,000 homes? Blanket B.C.!  i Just $55.00 will place your 25  word classified ad in all 61 member papers of the B. C. - Yukon  Community Newspaper Assoc.  We handle everything right here.  For more info, call the Coast  News, 886-2622.  Property  BY OWNER  Langdale, brand new home,  1322 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, ensuite  off master, large kitchen and  nook. Beautiful Cameo marble  fireplace, with heatilator up and  downstairs. Also roughed-in  two.rooms and bath downstairs.  Beautiful view on corner lot.  This home must be seen to be  appreciated. $63,000.     Call  886-2300. #51  MUST SELL  Vi     acre,     Langdale Chines,  sacrifice   at   $12,000. Please  call 886-7218. #51  Older home with beautiful view,  3 bdrms, basement, W/W,  elec. stove, fridge, deep freeze &  garbage burner, double garage &  workshop with own 100 amp service. On cable, sewer, etc.  $39,900; firm. Evenings call:  886-2990. #2  FOR SALE BY OWNER  Gibsons   waterfront.      4   suites  each has own entrance.    Shows  good   return   on   full   price   of  $50,000. Call 886-7108. #50  by Andy Randall  How far does the circulation  of the Coast News reach? Well,  it seems someone (do I have fan  mail?) had got hold of one of my  weekly bits and pieces in our  local rag. Maybe on the Langdale ferry. Anyway, a clipping,  half a page of the Vancouver  Sun, and way back in August,  if you want it dated, came to me  from Vancouver and it was on  Scientology. That sentence,  friend teacher, is overloaded with  commas and is not your style.  Yes, no? Well, it's mine.  Now let's see if we can cut  this rambling article on Scientology down to our size. First I  must give you the opening paragraph with all  its  feathers  on  before-1 pluck the old bird to its  bare buff. "The dianetic teachings of the Church of Scientology  are rooted in science fiction and  reflect the arrogance of a small  mind, according to a committee  of the B. C. College of Physicians  and Surgeons." Trust the surgeons to cut away extraneous  matter. That's a nice medical  term.  We can strip off the excess  verbiage of both the reporter  and the college's findings. Then  we see a B. C. Supreme Court  hearing in which a certain doctor -  practising psychiatry - was charged on five counts, one of which  read: "Used methods of treatment not recognized by medical  science and not founded on re-  Travel  BOOK NOW  for the  United Kingdom  in the  Spring  via Wardair  peninsula  travel  886-9755  NOTICE  To customers of Bob Kelly's Pickup Ltd.  Due to the increase in operational  expenses the garbage pick-up rates to our  private customers will be increased from  $1.00 per pick-up to $1.50 per pick-up.  Businesses will be contacted individually.  Effective date January 1,1978.  You can be certain you can't buy better  printing...you can only pay more money.  it  it  it  it  it  it  it  printed envelopes  business cards  letterheads  88  88  brochures  booklets  raffle tickets  admission & membership cards  6-2622  6-7817  NO JOB TOO LARGE OR SMALL  Call us on your next printing job and  join the COASf I-WS  list off satisfied customers.  NottiuimU  *J*cu*d  Let us help you plan  your trip - Business  or Pleasure  Air /Sea /Train  Tickets  Pre-packaged or  Individualized Tours  AGNESLABONTE  886-7710  Northwest Travel Ltd  SUNSHINE COAST ,  ^REGIONAL DISTRICT  NOTICE OF CHANGE OF  MEETING DATES  The Regional Board meetings which normally  would be held on December 15 and December 29,  1977, have been cancelled.  The Planning Committee meeting, the Regional  Hospital Board meeting and the Regional Board  meeting will be held on Thursday, December  22, 1977 at 7:30 p.m. in the Regional District  Offices.  12/13/77  Mrs. A. G. pressley  Secretary-Treasurer.  Going through the Change of Light?  WHETHER WIRING A NEW HOME, OR ADDING AN OUTLET, I  OFFER YOU PERSONALISED SERVICE AT ONE OF' THE MOST  REASONABLE RATES ON THE PENINSULA.  SUPERIOR ELECTRIC  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  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  l_  FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE  CALL R. SIMPKINS  885-2412  FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE  r-  �� * Is  ��;   *v��-  ,~V  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30 a.m. - St. John's  Davis Bay  11:15a.m. -Gibsons  886-2333  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School ��� 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service -11:00 a.m.  Revival-7:00 p.m.  Bible Study - Wed. 7:30 p.m  Pastor Nancy Dykes  .fAti.   . - J*5} '-"^v*. ���Ur.        '&\7-?~ .,,-"���  SUBDIVISION  ON THE SUNSHINE COAST AT GIBSONS  Highway 101 & Veterans Road  Over 70 serviced lots to choose from 7,600 sq. ft. to 14,400 sq.  Priced from $7,800.00 to $15,500.00- Terms Available  51 of these are on Cul-de-sac frontage  ft.  HIGHWAY      1QI  ������  RICANN PROPERTIES LTD.  Box 377, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1VO  Phone 886-9970 or 886-2503  sponsible medical experience or ���  research."       In   other   words,  and they legalized on this thoroughly; they meant he had com*-;  bined Scientology with psychiatry.^-  and claimed payment for treat*!  ment under B. C medical reguv^.  lations. ". . '-V-vJai  I am not too sure if this casa.*^  wouldn't have been good material*!  for a comedy for here is a certifieaj|:  headshrinker, who seems to neectji'  a bit of headshrink work on him 2*w:  who has seen the monetary valuers  of dabbling on the side with>*  another form.of headshrinkingj^  and this under the name of the^j;  Church of Scientology. '..-'%%  The aforesaid committee con**--  eluded their assessment on a bookj~��  of Scientology called 0-8 in th��<  following manner:    "It displays^!  an   arrogance   that   cannot   be 7  accepted in any dedicated seeker>r  of the truth.    It is written by a/7  small-minded person to the small-   .  minded!" The dianetic (meaning  to think through) teachings are  graded upwards, so it appears,  and   a   student's   progress    is  governed by escalated payments  to the Church.   I remember that  a young man lost all his savings*,  mortgaged ihis home,  and  stilt*  ^was  asked to supply  more   ofthe stuff that finances the leader* -  who sails around the world on'  his yacht, in which he operates,^  his business of Scientology. ,'".  The young lad was guaranteed'",  a definite physical levitation of  his body if he sent another few J.  thousands. I don't know about'^  that levitation, but having a canriy(i  sense of the dollar, I'd say .he';  got severely levitated from hbj,  cash and savings. *^  How can this happen in our,^  supposedly   wide-awake   human.  society?   I feel it can be told so I  briefly.   We are, and have been^  for some time now, living in the  era  of the   Americanization   of.  Evangelism.      I'll   patent   that,  phrase, I think it is mine.   What,  do I mean? Just this, the Amerir^  can genius for making a fast buck,  has entered the Holy of Holies.-'  and the genus Americanus has-^  perfected his show of shows on*  T.V. and elsewhere (mostly T.V.}'.  with a following unsurpassed any-.  where:'      Barnum   and    Bailey  would  turn   in  their  graves   if,  they knew what was going on.  Strong statements you say.'  Who hasn't cringed with shame,.,  at the too obvious slam at big;'  time Evangeleriums by the film,"  showing of Elmer Gantry? Who i  hasn't felt that it was maybe1.  i getting.fob near the mark: .���.'Who-*'  / hasn't ��i?ead or heard <ifthe  Father Divine's and other spell-'  binders extracting the moola fronv  simple and over-believing folk?.  Okay.    To mention Billy Graham, that is to suggest the weeist.  smidging of doubt as to his business  acumen  regarding  storing  up   treasures   ot"  earth,   rather  than  "treasures in heaven", as;  he and others so often preach,  is   to   be   almost   sacrilegiousv  In  fact  1  will  get   my  fingers  severely wrapped for even mentioning the possibility.   But why  not? Has he become so enshrined  in people's minds that he, and  I must add all the other possible*  "hucksters" of our T.V. shows.'  can  not  be weighed  and  considered. *.  Though I  am fully aware  of  the  tremendous  influence,  and  possibly   worldwide    good    the  television broadcasting of these  evangelists can,  and  do make,  yet I feel there is a great danger  that the broadcasting' turns more  people off,  than on  the truths  in Christianity.    Simply because  so many people have come to the  conclusion as I have, that, after  all is not every such, programme,  another exhibit of the Americanization   of  Evangelism?       And, ���  these things are so well organized:*;,  that each Evangelist's staff, or":  almost   every   one   (if   I   have*  slipped up on one) have a mailing V,  system par excellence, that gets "  around to solicit the Everlasting'"  Dollar for more reasons than you!;;  and I can think up.                         X  Guess I'm old-fashioned, but'"  give me back the old church in!:;  the Wild wood, and I don't mean';"  the song.     To  close.     Maybe>  I'll get to the  Happy  Hunting:*'  Ground before  those  big  guys>  do, 'cos I'll have no gold sacks"  to hinder my taking off.   And ify  they   are   completely   genuine;";  I'll make my apologies up there';;  before Peter.     I can  hear  him':;;  chuckling.                                      !'"  For all your Carpets These bewildered ducks on the marshland sanctuary found themselves frozen out "during  the cold weather recently. The sanctuary is at Porpoise Bay in Sechelt.  Remembering Whiskers  by G. E. Mary Cassin  -Whiskers disappreared from  the scene just as suddenly: and  mysteriously as he first appeared.  I never did learn his real name.  'He was ah expert at putting in  and fixing.septic tanks. He did  a good job and took a great pride  in' what he did. You would think  he had just laid an expensive  rug. "Look," he would say  showing me with pride, "what a  beautiful job I have done."  I looked as I held my nose at  tiie transformation of the old  septic tank he had just renewed.  .'When we were still living at  the big house by the Post Office  Whiskers used to call on us some-  tihies when he came to drink the  water from the stream that ran  through our garden at that time.  "The finest water in Gibsons,"  he said, though we ourselves  used only the town water from  the tap. He never did convert  us. 7 ���  He claimed he had a healing  touch, though I never did meet  anyone he had healed.  Whiskers belonged to the  House of David he told us, which  faith did not allow the cutting  of hair. Besides his beard he  had very long hair which he had  piled up inside a hat which he  al\yays wpre.; blot everyone knew:  about the hair.-butJ heaVd^from^  a neighour of his even before  he told me, that they had seen  him through his windows, sitting  without his hat and displaying  his big tresses. t  One time I remember Whiskers  asking my husband if he would  help him to get a loan on a cat  so that together they could clear  his property and he would pay  him for it. Well, this my husband  did and then got let down when  Whiskers could not pay off the  loan.  ' On interviewing Mr. Henniker,  who was the Manager of the Bank  of Montreal at that time, which  was before it had moved to its  present location. He, Mr. Henniker, advised my husband to claim  against the insurance money on  Whiskers house which had just  mysteriously burnt down. There  was/some doubt as to whether  they would approve the claim,,  as he had been up on an arson  charge previously to that. However since there was no proof-  the claim went'through and we  got our money thanks to the  endeavours of Mr. Henniker.  Years iater Whiskers nearly  got himself in trouble again.  This time he was involved in  a scheme to kidnap Mrs. Propp,  wife of a prominent local business  man. However, the plan fell  through when he and his accomplice were over heard and taped  by a neighbour.   As tapes were  antiques  mistletoe  poinsettias  azaleas  green plants  door swags,  mums  wreaths  cards  not considered evidence at that  time   nothing   more   happened.  After that Whiskers seemed to'  disappear into thin.air and as far  as I know has not been heard of  in these parts since.  Drop off your classified  ads  in Pender Harbour  at      Westersund's      Chemists.  ftftUngk  Sechelt  we will deliver  885-3818  COQUITLAM  CENTRE  DATSUN LTD.  MICKEY COE  Sales Manager  Invites all his Peninsula friends and  customers to visit him in Coquitlam to  view and test drive the economical Datsun  line of cars and trucks.  Always 30 -. 40 good used cars in stock.  Thru out lease department all makes  Ford; Chev, etc. at competitive rates or  direct sale.  Phone collect and order the unit of your  choice.  2780 - 2786 Barnet Highway  Coquitlam, B. C. V3B 1B9  464-9611/12  Res. 271-0486  OFFICESPACE  AVAILABLE  in Lower Gibsons  in the Gibsons Harbour  Professional Building  at reasonable rates.  Contact  Robert C. Reid,  Barrister & Solicitor,  Box 649, Gibsons  or phone 886-2207 for information  at  sunnycrest mall,  GIBSONS  The Second Showing of  __B_l___________n__EP^  z  o  <  OC  2F fl  E ��� ��      *?'��� '7^!w^___i  _���           :-^____  <o  I .;."������*��� ���118'.    ���������' '"���������-���   "':  OIL PAINTINGS  ��� > '���ELBY'-  mVEkLz -^L  __^^s3ssr*^V  _H__&^��o      >.  fl____M_^r%&'/~^  z  o  UJ  Q  a fl  ���Wi *fe         ���  'C AM PBELL ^Kj^  it-    f y: ���  From now until Christmas  ^^/^^^  k^jR r  THE IDEAL GIFTN^  ORIGINAL OILS      *20.    AND UP  (2 FOR  ���35,.)'.  The   Summer   Showing   was   sold   out  Come  early  and   avoid   disapointment!  ~  coast News, uecemoer 13, iy/1.  -^-ATTENTION  ���&r  Fufuno Loran A - Manual - good condition  Checked out. $475.00.  ALSO  Eko-lite   sounder,    paper   recorder; ���-65 4'-  fathoms. $300.00.  Phone 885-3752 --^  i-  n  FISHERMEN  ui  DROP OFF YOUR DONATIONS  TO THE -'���'"   :':'  ELVES CLUB FUNDi .'.������'.  ^ FOOD * TOYS * MONEY ^77  AT THE COAST NEWS OFFICE IN GIBSONS!  For information call 886-2149 -     -  1  awreOTwaa 8 trwvtnnrmi warOTwa a a a a wraaa-aa-ava aaa uww*nr  V  I  !  9  i  i  NOW  ,^  \   JUST IN TIME  ^'X ;:     for  ���<>'  ��?  "^CHRISTMAS!  X^r    ���'>'���������������-  *  #  In lower Gibsons  next to Arbutus Tree  *V  8^7 ,\ *fcfe��*S  ��������*������������  �� ���*��� ,��������������  i  i  I  i  9  WINTER BOOTS  .J3r  CASUALS  ^^W^MjW^P^  it:  ��� Tractors  ��� Wranglers  !��������������� ������ ���  ��� ���  MEN'S DRESS SHOES  ��� Jarman  Ritchie  I LADIES HIGH FASHION  ��� Dress Shoes  * Suede Boots  FEATURING:  * Ronald  McDonald  \   Character  torJtft ftaJtiutJtJtJtit muiwaA&*JtJtJtHa8*JtJtJtJt*ttt 9ff�� tt ���r t t^JW^Jr^t***t tW M  Coast News, December 13,1977.  Guess where  Value of schools questioned  '!  7 The usual $5.00 prize will be awarded for the correct location ofthe above. Send your entries  7 to the Coast News, Box 460, Gibsons. Last week's winner was Larry McBride of Box 431,  ���S.Gibsons, who correctly identified the Government wharf at Egmont.  ^Pender Ratepayers  X'. By Pender Harbour and District  Ratepayers' Association Publicity  'Committee.  Ratepayers      Reject     Proposed  Hydro Routes.  i..". -��� %  ��4 The Pender Harbour and District Ratepayers' Board of Directors passed a motion December 4  opposing the routing of the 500-  kilovolt Cheekeye-Dunsmuir  powerline along any of the three  routes now being advanced by  B.C.Hydro.  7 The   Ratepayer  motion   notes  that    the    currently    proposed  routes,  all  of which   reach   the  peninsula by the same approach  north   of Mount  Hallowell   and  leave it at the same point on Cape  Cockburn, would be a disadvantage to the area.    Additionally,  Hydro has failed  to  show  that  there are no alternative  underwater routes to Vancouver Island,  and has failed to publicly demonstrate the need for a new 500-  kilpvolt line to Vancouver Island,  the motion points out.  "The route presently in favour  looks to me as if it were just  drawn across the peninsula with  a -fuler," said Ratepayer president Joe Harrison. "Hydro's  guiding principle would seem to  is  ���GMi^  WINTER  HOURS  *>  Colonel  IFIoundersI  be simply that the best route  the one that's cheapest."  "They say it costs them 15  times as much to go a mile underwater as it does overland, so  that's why they want to hop  islands halfway across the Strait,  and of course they want to keep  their overland distance down too,  so that's why they want to cross  Sakinaw Lake in the middle instead of going around it."  "In order to save a bit of hard  cash on installation Hydro seems  willing to sacrifice the great  scenic value not only of Sakinaw  Lake, but of Cape Cockburn and  the Sabine Channel - Bull Passage area where the line will  make an aerial crossing from  Texada to Lasqueti. That area  is really one of the beauty spots  of B. C. and has even been considered as a marine park. Hydro  seems to be forgetting that  scenery is one of our important  resources too, and that these  places have a value that is really  beyond dollars."  "I would be interested in  hearing more about the route  that,Hydro first presented to the  regional district, coming across  to Woods Bay and crossing the  highway underground and out of  sight. That would appear much  more acceptable to the public,  and it is apparently quite feasible.  There are other alternatives as  well."  Both the Ratepayers and the  Regional Board have pressured  B. C. Hydro to hold a public  discussion ofthe powerline routes  in Area 'A' and Hydro has tentatively agreed to do this on  Sunday, January 22nd. The Ratepayers are also seeking to co-  SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST  MODERATE COST LOCAL OR DISTANT BURIALS  CREMATIONS - MEMORIALS - PRE-ARRANGEMENTS  O. A. Devlin  Director  886-9551  1665 Seaview  Gibsons  ordinate public opposition on the  Sunshine Coast as well as Lasqueti Island. Contact Joe Harrison at 8^3-9958 or Howard White  at 883-2730 with any suggestions,  and watch this space for further  developments.  School Taxes to Rise  Some bad news for the taxpayer this week: the average  school tax bill will be about 23%  higher in 1978. There are two  reasons.  First, the new provincial assessment scheme increases are  about 4.5%. Second, the provincial government has set a  basic school levy on this assessment of 42.5 mills, an increase of  5 mills from last year. The net  effect is a local school millrate  in excess of 50 mills which produces an increase to the taxpayer  of over 20%.  Beach Accesses to be Cleared  The Regional District has been  awarded a Canada Works Grant  to clear beach accesses on the  Sunshine Coast. If Pender Harbour residents have any recommendations as to where they  would like to have accesses  cleared, please contact Area  Director Joe Harrison as soon '  as possible.  Drop off your classified ads in  Pender Harbour at Westersund's  Chemists. It's convenient.  Editor:  Having resided on the "Sun-;' These days, signs of the inevit-  shine Coast" for scarcely sixT able breakdown of the mass  weeks, it has been a pleasurable education/free enterprise coali-  and necessary business of mine tion are visible to all with eyes  to absorb myself (through the that see beyond the sham to the  notable medium of the local naked truth. I don't have to cite  media) into the vast arena of the example after example, but  many fine "area archers". I forthwith are a few, evident  have   also   been   fortunate'; to    locally.  observe the various directions George Matthews extols the  and destinations of their respec- virtues of the modern school,  tive "arrows". He states that we should con-  I refer today to two specific tinue the "knowledge race" with  "bowmen" whose cross-corn- our youth because other countries  munity paths and targets have are and we certainly don't want  been sufficiently presented of to fall behind. In the next para-  late, thanks to the increasing graph though, George implies  school budget and the resultant that the pursuit of knowledge  controversy. hasn't   made    us    significantly  Dick    Proctor's    editorial    of   happier.   . To what end is  the ,  Nov. 30 sent a slight, but pleasant   race?  buzz through me, as school- This proponent of more money  related issues usually strike a for more education, Matthews,  responsive chord for those fami- interviewed recently by the  liar with the inner workings of Peninsula Times regarding teen-  the instrument. The following age drinking, claims that kids  weekj while reading George today are under a tremendous  Matthew's article in reference to amount of pressure. That they  Mr. Proctor's opinions, I ex- usually drink because they have  perienced one of those rare, yet a basic motivational problem,  beautiful, moments when total That they can't cope with school  understanding is achieved. As and can't work because there are  the story unfolds, and your no jobs. That they're trapped,  eyes gobble up the ensuing lines, Hence, the escape via alcohol.  I invite you good people to Sounds like a fairly /unhappy  participate in a discovery exercise situation for your typical 'modern  of your own. What are your school student'to mull over, eh?  truest feelings on your child's Thirdly, George asks us to  current and future educational accept, like it or not, the fact  status?      : that the school has reluctantly  Before I get tangled up here, become the omnipotentjbenevo-  let me clarify my own position, lent mentor because of the in-  I believe mass education to be timated abdication of others less  inherently self-destructive; as responsible. Imagine such good-  well as it's veiled counterpart - ness, keeping the poor little 7  the "North American way", "unsuccessful" waifs in school  Furthermore, the sooner the longer than Grade 8 or 10 to pro-  money runs out, the better, as tect them from the cruel world?  then all students of life will enjoy I suggest an economic ulterior  a lifetime recess from the "de- motive and will espouse my  spiritualizing forces" of compul- feelings on this diseased appen-  sory education. Please, let me dage in future writings. I don't  finish before you dismiss me like it and I will not accept it.  prematurely as an upstart anar- For those of you wondering  chist. about  my   credentials   and  the  The "modern school'.'has been deep-rooted rationale that exists  and will continue to be a chief at the base of my value structure,  vehicle of a continental system please feel free to make any and  bent on categorizing and strati- alf inquiries. 7/Objective flak  fying human potential according coming my way serves only to  to how well: he or she can be broaden my7 scope concerning  utilized, by the system, as a educational matters. Besides,  profit-*nhanc��ng agent. The I at no tin/ie/wish to alienate  short-lived revolution of; the myself from anyone, ideological  "Sixties" deserves, praise for differences or not.  bringing this point to thesurface.     Well, I.really haven't said too  much about Dick Proctor's article, have'I? Although I don't  know, the man, nor his views on  other matters, I can surely appreciate a writer who compares a  flabby imagination to a pancake  cooked in a micro-wave oven.  I'm,sure he can guess, as well  as most of you who have taken  the time to read a bit into me,  that I'll be back to outline some  workable alternatives for disgruntled students and parents.  In closing, I would like to  borrow from a constant companion - Henry David Thoreau;  who states in Walden, quite  simply, Mr. Matthews, that "we  are all sculptors and painters,  and our material is our own  flesh, blood and bones." Unfortunately, I'm afriad that the  noble opinion expressed by Mr.  Thoreau is not shared by most  cogs locked into the machinery  of the North American educational system.  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