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 BH  lie Sunshine  ..-���/ '.7 .:,vr      -  /Published at Gibsons, B.C.  ,   15��� per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  i  Volume 30, Number 48  November 29,1977  storm ii&s  ifp coast traffic  Many residents of the Sunshine Coast are expressing strong  displeasure with the Department of Highways on the heels of  the snow storm which dumped a considerable amount of the  white stuff on the roads of the Sunshine Coast oii Wednesday,  November ;23i& :Th^ been accurately predicted  two days in advance and the general feeling being expressed  by local people is that the Department of Highways had ample  opportunity to put salt and sand on the roads to counteract the  effects ofthe storm on local traffic patterns.  As it was an accumulation of snow was allowed to build up  throughout the area rendering the roads virtually impassable in  some areas. Pender Harbour was almost entirely cut off from  the rest of the Sunshine Coast for the duration of the storm.  Elsewhere the worst trouble spots appeared to be the Langdale  hill on the other side of the ferry terminal and the perennial  problem area of the Davis Bay Hill in Selma Park.  At the  Langdale Hill  things   any   Department   of   Highways  got totally out of control after a  school bus being driven by Jim  Mullen was hit by a sliding  truck just at the top of the hill.  Mullen was driving eight students back to Langdale School  after curling activity.  "There was a Coca Cola truck  ahead of me when I got to the  Granthams Hill," said Mullen,  "and he went out pf control as  he tried to go down the hill.  Only the curb at the bottom  prevented him from sliding into  the Granthams Landing Store."  According to the veteran bus  driver, at that point his instinct  was to leave his bus right there  rather than risk trying to move  on the supremely treacherous  roads but a consideration for his  young passenters persuaded  him to try to get them back  to their school in the blizzard.  "I should have trusted my instinct," said Mullen, whose  previous twenty-one years driving  the school bus had been free  of major incident.  As he eased his bus to the  top of the Langdale Hill, Mullen  was beginning to breathe a little  : more easily: 'T thought I'd  made ii," said Mullen. It was  then that he met the truck, driven  by 7 Mary"' Puchalski who was  returning to Gibsons from substitute teaching at Langdale  School. "There were two or  three cars already in the ditch  there when I got to the top of  the hill," said Puchalski, "and  I was just trying to ease down  the hill' when I saw the bus  coming up. I guess I touched  my brakes and the next thing  I know I was sliding across the  road right into the bus."  After the initial collision  between the bus and the truck  several other cars attempting '  to negotiate the hill slid into  them. The Puchalski truck was  hit by. at least two other sliding  vehicles and the school bus  was hit about five more times  after the original collision.  The other major trouble spot  was the Davis Bay Hill with  Gibsons-bound traffic having  tremendous difficulty negotiating  the turn at the top where the ice  in the Gibsons bound lane at  the top of the hill combined  with the slope of the road caused  vehicles to slide -sideways off  the road. Here, too, there was  no evidence for several hours of  activity. About three o'clock  on Wednesday afternoon there  were as many as a hundred  cars lined up in a line which  stretched back virtually into  Sechelt waiting either for the road  to clear or for sanding trucks  to arrive. A small group of  local residents and homeward  walking school students did  yeoman work in manhandling  a few vehicles through the  treacherous corner but in the middle of the afternoon the area  resembled a multi-ringed circus  with vehicles all over the road  pointing in all the directions of  the compass.  Local man Jack Warn told the  Coast News that he eventually  managed to negotiate the hill  with the aid of seven or eight  students from Chatelech School  who pushed him through . the  trouble spot. He loaded his.  station wagon up. with them and  gave them a ride home. "It  was only when I got to Roberts  Creek,"   said   Warn,    "that   I  Victoria delays  prove cos *  Concern was expressed by the trustees of School District #46-  about the delay in receipt of funding approval from Victoria '-  which has brought the construction of the new Pender Harbour v  Secondary School to a standstill. Secretary-treasurer Roy Mills7  told the trustees that th? delay in construction was costing the;  local school board and taxpayers $10,000 per month. 7  "The delay is between the Minister of Education and the;  Ministry,'' said Mills. Apparently the funding approval has;  passed all the requisite stages within the Ministry of Education :  and awaits only the signature of Education Minister Pat  McGeer. "Nobody at the Department can tell us when the  Minister will sign the approval".  Repeated   telephonings   from  The Elphinstone Community Forum was a  great success last Sunday. Picture here is dulcimer  playing  Randy   Rain-Reusch   of Victoria.  Rain-Reusch also played at a concert held in  Roberts Creek on Saturday night.  Outgoing Regional Board's last meeting  At the Regional Board's  regular meeting held Thursday,  director Peter Hoemburg alerted  the board to the lack of co-operation from the Federal Wildlife  and the RCMP in upholding the  board's    no    shooting    by-law.  The incident in question  occurred on Edgecombe Island.  The caretaker had found two  people hunting illegally on the  island. He towed their boat  away, stranding them there and  informed the police.  The  police   seized   the   guns  discovered  that  in  addition  to    .  the eight inside the car there m g\\lfW*t WMmOlmnQ  were three who had travelled *JUU,I I MWW9  behind me. from Davis Bayvto   ��� C^A'fcfJmlV  the Crpek hanging on the back  I fl   i3 ���?CTM? I ��  and sliding along the road." ''  -  Sechelt police, reported that  the latest tabulation accounted  for more than twenty separate  accidents on the,, afternoon,  with cars in ditches all along  Highway lOi. At the height  of j the7 storm .eyeiry available  police,car .and, tow truck on the  Sunshine .Coast was on the roads  trying to untangle the traffic.  Gibsons  vicinity  yyednesday,    December    7th  is the designated date for the given one year probation with a  initial meeting of the  Gibsons suspended sentence.  Vicinity    Planning    Committee. Donald      Jenkins,       Richard  The   meeting   will   be   held   in Price and Christine Lustre were  Elphinstone    Secondary    School jointly    charged    with    posses-  at 7:30p.m. sion of a narcotic.   Jenkins was  The area covered by the Gib- fined $500 and given two years  sons Vicinity Planning Commit- probation;   Price   was   given   a  tee is from Langdale on the north $100 fine and the charges were  At the Provincial Court in  Sechelt last Wednesday, William  McSweeney was charged with  having a blood alcohol count of  over .08 while driving. He was  sentenced to 28 days to be served  on weekends at the Sechelt  detachment, plus two years  probation. On a similar charge,  Bruce Corlett was given a $200  fine and six months probation.  For possession of a narcotic,  David Currie was fined $75, and  for theft over $200 plus possession of stolen property he was  to Seaview Cemetery on the  west. The committee members  represent the village of Gibsons  and the regional district area.  Members  of the   public   are  advised that they are welcome  to attend this meeting but may $225, and Bruce Wormold  not participate in the committee was gjven two fines of $200  meeting. each.  withdrawn on Lustre.  James Brown was fined $25  for having undersized crabs.  Under the income tax act,  Purcilla Williams was fined  $75,   Barry   Larson   was   fined  and the killed-deer - except for  one which had been wounded  and escaped. ���  As it turned out the wildlife  officer was "given hell" from  his superiors for the seizure,  and the two men had the charges  changed to trespassing.  Director Hoemburg felt that  there was little reason to go to  all the trouble of forming bylaws if they would not be supported by the authorities, and.  made a motion to send a letter,  to Victoria asking for clarification on what backing they could  expect from other governing  bodies.  The motion'was-amended by  director Metzler, to read that a  copy be sent to the Fish and  Wildlife along with a demand  that the two people involved be  prosecuted.  A letter was received from the  B.C.Corrections Branch asking  the board *s opinion on persons  on probation doing free work  for the Regional District to work  off their sentences. The matter  was referred to staff for evaluation.  A correspondence from Mr.  J.E.Brookes of the Coast-Garibaldi Health Unit stated that the  creeks in -the Port Mellon area  had been tested after the B.C.  Hydro's spraying of Tordon  101 and there were no detectable amounts of the - chemical  in the samples.  Although the Redroofs Road  water take-over has not been  completed, it was recommended  that there were extenuating circumstances in the case of one  resident.   His pump had broken  B.C. Hydro  and to replace it was felt to be Regional Board as too many  an unwarranted expense as the new members could break the  new line would shortly be com-   continuity.  pleted.      It   was   decided   that  he should be tied in early.  Sechelt representative informed the board that his Council  had recommended that he should  serve   another   term   with   the  This was the last meeting  of the present board and those  who had served on it were  thanked for their civic duties.  The new members will be sworn  in   at   7:15  on   December   7th.  Outgoing Regional A Director "Jack Paterson  voices his concern that there should be sufficient  consultation with the public before B.C.Hydro  puts in the Hydro line to Cape Cockburn.  Sakinaw  application could not be supported   by   their   Ministry.       This  information reached us the day  prior   to   the    Advisory    Board  Meeting,   and   did   not   expand  on the reasons for such a position.'  The   Board   had   no   alternative  but to reject  your  submission,  however they instructed the Pro-:;  ject Officers  to  establish what  future guidelines for the develop-;  ment   of   educational    projects  would   be   and   to  provide   the  School Board with this information.   ��� .77  : "Further correspondence with 7  the   Department   of   Education ���  has since established that  two  of the four sub-projects (Library ���  Inventory and Community School  Co-ordinator) would be  acceptable activities within their provincial policy.   We would therefore  encourage you to eliminate the  unacceptable      positions      and  submit an application in January  for re-consideration."  It was not clear why partial  approval could not have been  given to the original submission.  The   protracted   business   of  acquiring   a   new   site   for   the  Bowen Island School was again  before the board.  At the present  time it would appear that the  Collins Farm site on the islaiid  �� '���*������� tfe n��P��f-likeh/ possif  bittty.    .   . ���   ,  '*'?X- *?-'  ��� In other Board business. Superintendent Denley requested the  Board's approval of his absence  from the district from November  28th to December 2nd.    Denley  has been offered the opportunity '  to   participate   in   a   week-long  workshop    of    the     American-  based   National   Association   of''  School    Executives    in    Nevada^  on behalf of the Department of$  Education.  "I will be expected^  to write a  report  and  possibly^  sponsor   a   workshop   for   B.CjJ  Superintendents," said Denley. >*  The    international    workshop*}  Community School Co-ordinator.    will deal with   "Designing and��  an  Accounts   Receivable   clerk.    Conducting   Staff   Development^  and a Night Watchman.  A letter   Programmes"  ..with    all    con��  to the local School Board from    ference    and    travel    expenses*;  Joseph Cecic. District Manager of   being borne by the Ministry of^  the Job Creation Branch of the    Education.   The trustees passedS;  Department of Manpower  and   a motion recommending that the'  Immigration, said in part: Superintendent    should    attend 7  "The Provincial Department of   the conference at  the  expensed  Education   indicated   that   your   of  the   Ministry   of   Education"  in conT  the local board office and telegrams have failed to elicit positive  reaction from Victoria. The  trustees agreed that another  telegram should be sent over  the signature of Board Chairman  Celia Fisher urging the Education  Minister's attention. Trustee  Don Douglas spoke with unusual  asperity criticizing the discourtesy of the Department of Education and suggested that representative trustees should accompany the secretary-treasurer  to Victoria if the latest telegram  is also ignored. Secretary-  treasurer Mills pointed out,  however, that since the approval  only required the Minister's  signature it could come any day.  Superintendent of Schools,  John Denley, said that the  construction delay was having  an adverse effect on the morale  ofthe students of Pender Harbour  Secondary. "They are coping  very ��� well with their limited  facilities," said Denley, "but  when they see no progress being  made on their school it has to  affect them."  Secretary-treasurer Mills  pointed out ironically that the  category of fire-loss replacement  was placed at the top of the'  first priority *dn the Ministry of  Education^ llit of education*!  funding priories." Thefe was  some speculation by trustees;  about how lesser priorities were  treated.  In another matter involving the  local School Board in consultation with the Department of  Education, local trustees learned  that the submission made by the  local board for four appointments, under a Canada Works  Programme had also been turned  down by the Department despite  indications earlier that it would  be favourably received.. The  local board had applied for  funding under the program for  a   Library   Inventory   clerk,   a  ...��&  One of the many cars which ended up in the ditch during last week's heavy snowfall.  By Saturday police had received reports of twenty-one separate accidents with reports  of more still coming in.  Two delegations, one from B.C.  Hydro and another consisting of  concerned property owners  met with the Regional Board  on Thursday, November 24th  to discuss the upcoming Cheek-  eye to Vancouver Island 500kv  powerline.  - The line is proposed in order  to meet the growing needs of  Vancouver Island, and Hydro  hopes to have it operational by  1983. It will run from Cheekeye  down to Woodfibre, across Salmon Inlet to Sechelt Inlet, from  there by one of three. alternative routes to Cape Cockburn.  When asked by Mike Humphries of the Island Trust about  the flexibility of the route Bill  Ellis, one of die Hydro representatives, informed the gathering  that the first part from Cheekeye  to Sechelt Inlet was not negotiable, but from there to Cape  Cockburn was still open for study.  He went on to say that route  WI was by far the cheapest  by 8%, but -communication  broke down when he was asked  to specify whether he meant  8% of the total cost - $300 million or the cost of the last section-  $100   million.       After   several  attempts at trying to clarify  the situation, it was decided  that details such as this would  be brought up at a more in-  depth meeting.  The four men representing 100  residents around Sakinaw Lake  showed great concern over  route WI pointing out that it  would pass very close to Lions  Lake, a future major water sup-  up the coast was also impossible   about   the    detrimental    effect  as it would require. a 10,000  foot overhead line which could  not be safely accomplished with  today's technology.  He went on to say that as  yet all the kinks had not been  worked out on the submarine  section of the line from Cape  Cockburn to Dunsmuir on the  Island, the main problem being  ply, and it would ruin the scenic   that a splice would be necessary  along the route and this was not  ironed out yet.     When   asked  beauty of Sakinaw by using  overhead power lines, which  would also be an added hazard  to airplanes in the summer. As  the chosen representatives of  the residents they could guarantee that any ideas to use this  route would be fought all the  way down the line.  Alternate routes were discussed, and in answer to a  question Bill Ellis pointed out  that the reason for starting at  Cheekeye was the close proximity of a tie in with Peace  River power. To run from  Cheekeye down through the conventional corridor to Tswassen  was unpractical as this area was  already congested with submarine cables running to Vancouver Island.    To run further  the line 'would have on the environment and people living close  to it he said that, although  different studies had been done  in various countries, some showing that there was an adverse  effect while others found none,  it was his opinion that no ill  effects would be felt by the  public, and that the route of the  line was determined both by  feasibility and environmental  studies.  . 11  .Ounvnu*r  ^  Diagram shows the proposed possible routes  of the Hydro Power line from Sechelt Inlet to  Cape Cockburn on Nelson Island.  It was pointed  out  by  John  Richardson of Beak Consultants'  that this was the initial study-;  Phase 1, and when Phase 2 began 7  it would  go into the  problems  involved in greater detail. / v  Hydro asked the Regional  Board and the interested public  if they could study this Phase 1  proposal and arrange a meeting ;  early in January to discuss the  next phase.   7  Director Hoemburg felt that -  since he had only had. the report  for ten days it was unreasonable  to expect either he or the public 7  to be able to discuss a project  of such enormity in that time and  asked that he and the other  directors be given a reasonable  length of time so as to be able  to discuss it sensibly and in  greater depth. ' ��� "  Following assurances from  Hydro that at this stagey of the  game it was still possible to  make some changes in accorr  dance with the public wishes, it  was agreed that a meeting at  a later date will~be arranged'  after consultation with the;  concerned parties. ' ��� >  Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday 2.  Coast News, November 29,1977.  r  V��7 *y  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday by Glassford Press Ltd.  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1 VO 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  k-  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast.  British Columbia: $12.00 per year; $8.00 for six months.  Canada except B.C. $15.00 per year.  United States and Foreign $20.00 per year.  CNA  McGeer frustrates  A rather interesting insight into the  workings of the Department of Education is available to us this week in the  matter of the delay of funds for the  construction of the Pender Harbour  Secondary School. The estimate locally  that the delay in obtaining ministerial  approval for the continuation of the  construction of the school is costing the  taxpayers of this area $10,000 per month;  taxpayers of this area $10,000 per month  and that already the delay, at the time  of writing, is in excess of one month  must at least raise some eyebrows.  Quite apart from the frustrations of  local trustees whose attempts to get  some indication when approval can be  expected and quite apart from the  effect of the non-activity on the educational  morale of the students  making  do with patchwork facilities in Pender  Harbour, we must consider the actions  of Education Minister Pat McGeer. This  is' the McGeer who not too long ago  riding the white horse of fiscal responsibility, doubled our insurance rates  for motor vehicle traffic. Sternly he  admonished us that some responsibility  was necessary and had been sadly  lacking in the previous government. And  yet Secretary-treasurer Roy Mills has  been informed by McGeer's staff in  Victoria that this top priority item of  school replacement has cleared all the  bureaucratic hurdles and now languishes  on the Minister's desk awaiting only  his signature. Apparently the, lordly  McGeer is just too busy to affix his  signature to the paper and it's costing  us $10,000 per month. Fiscal responsibility, indeed.  That snowstorm  The Coast News must raise its voice  with other residents of the Sunshine  Coast to ask "Where was the Department of Highways last week during the  snow storm?" The snowfall was predicted to begin in the middle of the day  in the middle of their regular working  week and it is felt that preliminary  sanding and salting would have minimized many of the hazards and difficulties visited upon us by the storm.  Motorists waited patiently, sometimes for hours, at police suggestions  that they wait until the sanding truck  came through some of the trouble spots.  Many of them finally got impatient and  tried to go on even though the condition of the roads was dangerous in the  extreme. It is a minor miracle that with  the roads full of sliding automobiles  and students walking home from school"  that some real tragedy did not take**  place. As it is there is a report that one  heart attack patient did die because  the   ambulance   was   unable   to   nego  tiate the roads.  The question as to why it took the  Department of Highways so long to react  to a situation which was predicted more  than twenty-four hours in advance and  why it was late on Wednesday before the  beleaguered motorists saw any sign of  them at all must be asked and an answer  should be insisted upon. We know that  we do not live in a snow belt and that the  equipment for handling snowfalls is  not too plentiful but nonetheless there  were several daylight and working hours  for something to be done and nothing  was done until the roads were hopelessly snarled up with stranded cars  and school children all over the Sunshine  Coast and of all ages were trudging  along the treacherous roads in the driving  snow at great potential hazard.  The Department of "Highways" owes  the residents of the Sunshine Coast  some explanation of their ineffectually  in the face of this predicted dilemma.  Hopkins' Landing, 1932. Bowen Island School has won the Drummond Trophy, emblematic of highest aggregate performance on  Inter-School Sports Day. The school population, including the  teacher, consisted mainly of members of the Collins family. Margaret, kneeling second from left, taught younger sisters and brothers,  along with a minority of offspring of the McGees and another family  or two.  Jim Collins, back row to right, wears his string of blue rib-  bons across his broad chest like military medals. All in all, these  fine-looking youngsters awed their mainland competitors throughout  the day-long meet with their athletic prowess. They are seen here  on the former YMCA grounds, now site of the Philip Hopkins family  home. Helen McCall photo, courtesy A.S.Trueman and Elphinstone Pioneer Museum. L.R.Peterson  ^"f^iS-^^"^   *- "  Musings  John Burnside  Slings & Arrows  George Matthews  Could have been avoided  And without entirely changing the  subject, some question must also be  asked of the School Board. Several  parents have reported that they were not  informed that the school buses would  not be running and were unaware that  students were in many cases making  their own way home. It is understood  that the task of informing all the parents  whose children travel by bus that the  buses were not to be running is a big  one but was everything done that could  be done in this regard?  Further, this was a predicted heavy  snowfall. Anyone who has wintered  on the Sunshine Coast knows that when  the wet coastal snow does come it creates  roads which are a nightmare. Since this  particular storm was predicted for the  middle of the day would the course of  wisdom not have been to close the  schools down at lunch time and send  everyone home on bare roads to enjoy  the snowfall rather than to have their  lives endangered by it?  .from the files of Coast Nam  hen.  Five Years Ago...  Construction of the $100,000 Legion  Hall in Gibsons is progressing at a good  rate. The roof is nearly finished and  Legion members expect to move in by  early December.  School Trustee Bernard Mulligan resigned from the School Board over the  refusal of the Education Department  to allow Don Head to be a board appointed fill-in for the vacancy created when  Chairman Sheila Kitson resigned last  June.  Ten Years Ago...  There are two acclamations for the  Regional Board. They are J.H.Tyner  in Region A and Frank West in Area E.  Twenty-seven nominees in Sunshine  Coast Regional District, School Board  and Municipal elections give the voters  something to chew on.  Sechelt Indian Band in asserting its  rights has informed the Sunshine Coast  Regional District that it prefers a hands-  off policy where Indian Reserves are  concerned.  Fifteen Years Ago   Due to the recent expansion of the  Canadian Forest Products Port Mellon  pulp mill with the addition of a five  stage bleach plant, the mill's minimum  fresh water demand has increased from  thirteen million gallons per day to  approximately      twenty-three      million  gallons. All this must come from the  Rainy River.  After a lengthy session by Gibsons  Municipal Council, the street numbering  system, a subject of debate on and off  for some months,  was finally passed.  Re elections: No municipal elections  face Sechelt and Gibsons this year.  All council seats which were to be vacated at the conclusion of their terms  in December, have been filled again with  acclamations from retiring incumbents.  Twenty Years Ago   Letter to the Editor:  The Ferry Corporation may have the  automobile and passenger traffic sewn  up, but there is an out for the truckers.  That is, the forming of a trucking co-operative, which would operate to handle  the needs of its members only. The  co-op might pick up a couple of landing  barges, which do not require a large crew  and which do not require construction  of wharves or piers for discharging purposes. A ramp on the beach is sufficient.  Twenty-five Years Ago   From the advertising department of  the Coast News: In reading your copy of  the Coast News do not turn lightly by  these items, which we call "ads",  because they may save you many an hour  of "hopeless" shopping, searching for  something when it is handled by such  and such a dealer in your area.  The past weekend was Grey  Cup weekend and by the time you  read this the annual bash will  be over and hung-over Canadians  will be resuming their normal  daily round. Montreal and  Eskimos did battle this year and  again by the time you read this  the result will be known. I,  who do not know the result at  this moment, will go on record as  favouring the Montreal Alou-  ettes for the victory. I have no  idea by how many points but I  hope that it is one and that one  scored in the last minute of  play.  You see my prognostication is  vv.flotxi^based;! onv^^y^teasoned  '7'anirysis^ut onf�� --long-ktanding  ���'"gruage. It was*T1954 when" I  arrived in Canada and I was  introduced to many strange  delights which had not been in  my ken in Scotland. Among them  was North American 'football',  a strange game involving weirdly  helmeted giants with massive  padding in which it seemed to  me the foot played little part.  I was not totally unprepared.  I could remember a movie starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis  in which Lewis knock-kneed  his way hilariously among  tumbling giants, but apart from  that it was, as they say, a new  ball game and I devoured its  television presentations with  more fascination than comprehension.  I had been befriended by a  young Montreal-Italian whose  name escapes me. I had taken  his place at the Junior Clerk's  desk in the Staff Record Bureau  of the Canadian National Railways, a dusty and hopeless  enclave whose sole function was  to keep in order the personnel  files of the employees of the  C.N.R., alive and dead, a deadend department from which there  was no promotion and no excape  save retirement. The hopeless,  bitter occupants, some of whom  had been there for thirty or  forty years waited only the  release of retirement to relieve  them of the boredom of their  repetitious chores. The young  Italian, let's call,him Guiseppe,  was going back to university  and leaving the bottom rung of  the Staff Record Bureau ladder  to my eager feet which within  three months had eagerly jumped  off in favour of the more promising ladder of the Passenger  Department.  Guiseppe lived near me in  Ville Emard in the south-west  corner of Montreal and for a  few months was my leisure  hours mentor too, and it was at  his house, a polyglot establishment with an' Italian father and  a Spanish mother in that French-  Canadian working class district  where French, English, Italian,  and Spanish were used interchangeably - that 1 first stared  fascinated at the television screen  while around me the multilingual sports fans bellowed and  trumpeted their support and  condemnation.  Sam Etcheverry was the man  who threw the ball for the home  team   and   he   threw   it   often.  Hal Paterson and a retread from  the National Footbal League  called Red O'Quinn did most of  the catching. I could understand  nothing of what went on at the  line of scrimmage - still can't  for that matter - but throwing  and catching I could and can  appreciate. In the touch football  games we played in the parks  of Ville Emard after the pro's  had fired us up with another  victory it developed that I could  catch the ball .well and despite  the fact that my conversations  with my teammates were restricted to repeated frantic yelps of  "Ici, ici!" and "A moi, A moi!"  as I called for the ball; my 'acceptance    into    the    group    of  French-Cartadiatt'''" and Italian  adolescents was quite complete  and friendly.  The Alouettes were an exciting team with a daring and  imaginative quarterback and  they marched season long from  triumph to triumph. I can still  remember most of the names of  that team: Tex Coulter, Jungle  Jim Staton, Herb Trawick, Ray  Cicia on the line  Bill Bewley, Pat Abruzzi in the  backfield; and of course my  heroes, Paterson, Etcheverry and  O'Quinn. They swept through  the opposition and advanced  into the 1954 Grey Cup game  where they were to face the  Edmonton Eskimos from the west  an unknown quantity entirely  since inithose years the Western  and Eastern Conferences did not  play inter-locking games. Oh,  yes there is one other Alouette  name which must be mentioned  before we turn our attention to  the game: Chuck Hunsinger  was an American half-back with  the team.  The game was exciting and  satisfying. Etcheverry threw  the ball with his usual authority  and abandon; Hal Paterson  caught a long bomb over his  shoulder for a touchdown, and  even Red O'Quinn who specialized in short ten-yard buttonhook patterns and who never  dropped the ball - he caught  about seventy passes every year  he played - even old Red caught  a short jump pass from Etcheverry going up the middle and  somehow ran with it for sixty  yards sliding across the goal  line on his knees for the touchdown. We were ecstatic.  Mind you the Eskimos were not  champions of the West for  nothing. They were a running  team and people with names like  Normie Kwong, John Bright, and  Jackie Parker ran for convincing  gains. Co-columnist Matthews  has just been into the office and  reminded me of Rollie Miles. The  ganie see-sawed back and forth  but clearly the Alouettes were  masters. Andthenithappend.  Just over a minute to go with  the Alouettes ahead 25-20 and  the Larks, as the English language press in Montreal called  them, were on the march. Be  it remembered that this was the  time of the five point touchdown.  They ran a play from Edmonton  thirty or thereabouts which went  nowhere. They threw to O'Quinn  and the old Reliable caught it  but for once he had not got his  automatic ten yards but was  stopped a yard short, but well  within easy field goal reach and  right in the middle of the field.  Instead of a field goal Etcheverry  decided to gamble and handed  the ball to Hunsinger. He ran  wide and was cut off and there  it was - the Hunsinger fumble.  Untouched by human hand he  seemed to throw a basketball  shovel type pass to no one in  particular and Jackie Parker had  the ball with only Etcheverry in  hopeless    pursuit. Seventy-  five yards, later it was an Edmonton touchdown. r'Th'ey' rkTck&T  '��� the convert, went' ahead by one  point and~the game wAS 6ver and  the best team had been defeated.  In 1955- and 1956 the same two  teams met again but the Alouettes were growing older particularly along the line where Coulter  and Staton were playing sixty  minutes of every game and Bright  and Kwong and Parker were  unstoppable, and Edmonton won  both games easily.  They've met since the fifties  with both teams winning but  when they take to the Alouettes'  home turf on Sunday afternoon you can be sure it will be  the 1954 game that most Montreal fans old enough will be  remembering and the Hunsinger  fumble that cost Sam the Rifle  the Grey Cup he never won.  Go get 'em Alouettes, and in the  last minute and by one point.  P.S. Well the results are in  and Montreal did not win the  Grey Cup in the last minute  and by a single point but what  did happen is almost as good.  I hope Chuck Hunsinger, where-  ever he  is,  hears  the  results.  In this part of the world, we  would probably consider that a  nation of forty  million  people,  all living in an area less  than  the  size  of  Vancouver   Island,  existing    amidst    poverty    and  disease,    where    the    average  family makes about one hundred  dollars a year, as being pretty  uncivilized.    Yet last week the  world  witnessed  what  may  be  one of the most civilized acts of  the decade, when the leader of  that  nation,   Anwar  Sadat,   set  aside   personal   animosity   and  gambled  his   personal   prestige  when  he visited  the camps  of  his enemy, Isreal.  o    Politically.,tthe Egyptian presi-.  :.���: denies act is probably relatively  - ��� insignificant \ but as a model 'of  civilized, gesture,  it   is   one   of  those' rare' instances where the  common    people    can    actually  learn a great moral lesson from  their leaders.    In this country,  we are more used to moral leadership    and    civilizing    influence  coming   from   the   people   and  hopefully having some influence  on the political leadership.    Sadat's visit was not Nixon visiting  China or KhrusheV visiting the  United    States    -   those    were  publicity   stunts   of   the   most  cynical order - it was rather a  case of sacrificing his personal  desires  for the  benefit  of  the  state.   What world leader since  World War II has been willing  to make such a gesture?  The politics of the mid-east  are beyond my understanding  and I would be less than candid  if I were to suggest that I could  say anything new or important  about the subject. The subject  here however is civilization or  lack of it in the modern era.  Civilization is much more than  good manners and decent behaviour. Civilization is a sense  of permanence. In the state it  is  a willingness,  under certain  Saturday's Newspapers  We wake, as Saturday s newspapers     ������  disrupt the quiet afternoon  with dedications of skyscrapers ���  and editorial cartoons,  recounts of games and foreign wars,  the calendar of death and birth;  all of which seems to strike the door  like a heavy clod of shovelled earth.  This is tomorrow s history  which we must not try to escape,  presented as compellingly  as all the details of a rape.   "  Our fingers mingle in the act  as we fold and tear pages free.  The rearrangement of the facts  creates mock-epic poetry  of true loves and heroic bonds  as the obituaries rhyme,  and paper planes, and magic wands  that waive geometries of time.  Contriving to misunderstand  has been our game, but finally  we wash the inkstains from our hands.  Brazilian music plays as we  combine to make the world complete  in the shape of some sacred beast;  the papers left like unwound sheets  by the impatient undeceased. by John Moore  conditions, to sacrifice personal  desire to the benefit of the whole.  Personal freedom depends on  the safety, security and welfare  of the state. When the state is '  secure, the individual can flourish .  in safety. In the village, civilization means a sense of common  good and common goals. It may  be that the only common goal is  the preservation of smallness  and intimacy so that the citizens  can carry on their own activities in that kind of atmosphere.  In our village, we express our  common goals by electing people  to govern our civic property.  It would be unreasonable to  suggest; that,.the indiv^du��|: must.,;.,  -,'givfti,up^,bis own  interests $jr.��J  those. of < the state, -like,. Hitler.,.  expected   -   but   some   balance  must be struck between order  and anarchy. The current debate  over the RCMP is just that kind  of debate.    The subject of the  controversy is not electronic devices  but  the  nature  of civilization.  President Sadat's problem  is interesting and instructive  because it is typical of the conflict between the forces of civili- '���  zation and barbarism that has  plagued the world throughout  the twentieth century. The  history of the twentieth century-  shows us how the attempt to gain  the two great qualities of civilization, wealth and leisure time,  has been accompanied by so  much greed and avarice that  the wars and revolutions that  have resulted have destroyed  what civilization has built.  In Egypt, Nasser's revolution  hoped to bring those two qualities  of civilization to a nation that  had not known them for two thousand years. There was an attempt to share more 'equally what  wealth there was. There was an  attempt to create a sense of pride .  in being Arab and there was an  attempt to bring universal education to the masses. Egypt is  a poor place and as the conflict .  with Isreal developed and more  and more of the wealth that was  to be devoted to civilization was  used up in the barbarism of war,  the progress of civilization suffered.  It was at this point that Mr.  Sadat chose to set aside personal   ''  feelings, the support of his Arab   7  brothers ��� and   the   influence   of   7  thirty years of history to carry  out a supreme act of civilization;   '  a personally humiliating gesture  to   further  the   welfare   of  his  people.   He set aside pride and  honor not because he is not a  proud and  honorable  man  but   -  because this was more than a   ���'  matter of pride and honor. When   ,'.  was  the  last  time  any  of  us,  with our much more simple and  mundane situations, have been   7  willing  to  set  aside   our  own  interests for the benefit of others?   ~\  When in fact have any of our  | leaders been willing to make such  a sacrifice?  The    Egyptians    have    been  teaching   us   lessons   in   civili-   t  zation for five thousand years.   7  Mr; Sadat has just given us the   7  latest installment. f  \  4  V.  A ililBliiiftiM&SiaVMiM  ���=^=-Yr rYitfiLCr jXiXiXiXiXiXOXi -rimi i.'huuj is j     '���'���'���'���'''���'''''���'*****'**"*'*'**'************:v^^ '*-^  ��� ^vjJV    X   1> O  *4��*>   ^**o\M "X\^!ES f "T*\S V^fW-O/  LETTERS to the  Postie Sinclair  To the Highways Dept.  Editor:  Long have we entertained the  idea of inflicting a few idle words  upon you and the good folk of the  Sunshine Coast, long have we  procrastinated to excuse tis  accuse. Tonight "November  chill blows loud wi angry sough",  how delightfully discriptive, our  weather provides the material  for much of our day to day talk.  It also'keeps us going physically,  in short, we ought to be proud  of our brand of weather because  of its infinite variety, and contributes largely to the upkeep of  this centre of civilization. What  a preamble to my idle words,  please forgive.  Like the proverbial Irishman  we will go back to the beginning.  April in all its glory and beauty  found the good lady and self in  Vancouver, entranced and bewitched by the scene, including  the overwhelming kindnesses  of all ranks, to yours truly. It  was nostalgic and historic, tug-  gin^,,fHai��,t1upVjW thosfe 'chords"  which. ��� vibrate' down "'memory '  lane;''Had !We not bid'^dfeuto l  Vancouver oh the 14th December,  1939^ when we marched to the  C.P.'Ri Station, one of that  gallant Regiment, the Seaforths  Highlanders of Canada, to embark upon a vagabondage embracing 1940 - 1945. When the  Regiment returned to Vancouver,  I elected to remain in Scotland,  but all. the while retained an  active contact with the Regimental Association to whom we are  serously indebted. Their invitation to be their guests last  April' was an honour beyond  my wildest dreams. Had they  forgiven all my evil ways, making  it possible to share with the  laddies the joys of the Vimy  Dinner on 9th April? My debt  of gratitude knows no bounds,  not' only to my gallant Regiment  but all those kind hearted, warm  hearted friends who received us  so hospitably and so graciously.  Mrs. Sinclair's cousin, Miss  Jean Calder, lives at Granthams  so a visit to the coast was a must  to enjoy her lavish hospitality,  including being our guide philosopher, and friend. On trips to  Port Mellon to Sechelt and all  the lovely spots in between. My  last"visit to the "Coast" was via  the Union Steam ships in the  thirties. Many changes.  In the midst of all our chatting,  she produced a copy of the Coast  News, adding, "Bill, there is a  rare   fascinating   article   there  which will have a strong appeal."  I said thank you adding, "Jean  in what respect?" She answered,  "poaching". I was in my element, very near and dear subject  indeed. The only subject I can  lay claim to haye a knowledge  of. I read and reread "Musings"  with rare delight. Wisely you  pointed out to your far-flung  readers that this art has negative  connotations in North America.  Yes! "Musings" was rich manna  indeed and I carefully brought  home with me the copy and produce it from time to time, as I  feel it ensures a modicum of  sanity to yours truly.  In our Feudal state today  poaching is associated with evil  doing and evilly-minded men.  Tis sad, but true! Hence my  addiction to your article, as we  weary of all political and other  forms of verbiage including the  BBC, etc. Each and every page  of the Coast News is full of  interest; ''The letters' to the  'Editor are full of vigor,' not  written with tongue in cheek as  so often happens in our land. Our  best wishes flow out to thee and  thine not forgetting your photographic assistant. Sometime I  will dwell more exclusively with  the art of poaching. Your tribute  to "Postie" via Stan Wellburn's  most generous contribution was  heartily received in these parts.  Seven months have fled' since  we were privileged to visit the  Coast. Its many and varied  charms include the delicious  sensible tempo of life, the robust  unbelief in the sanctity or production, the, belief that aU the  citizens are firstly men and  women, their occupations coming  secondly. In short there is no  cruel subjection of man to the  machine. As we came away,  my aged breast laden with the  most joyous memories, including  smiles and glances from the  lassies, indeed it was an effort  to tear ones self away from the  terrible kindness and friendliness  of the Coast folk. This naturally  applies to all B.C. The wee  birdies have lang syne gone to  rest, while the wind blows as of  old, and we edge nearer the  fireside. Goodnight. Fondest  good wishes to thee and thine  and all friends.  The "Postie"  W.Sinclair  Blandfield, Bonar-Bridge,  Scotland  Editor's Note: This is a copy of  ��� letter sent to the Minister of  Highways on the heels of last  week's snowstorm  Dear Mr. Fraser: '  My indignation over road conditions during snowstorms on the  Peninsula has finally reached  the point whereby I can no longer  keep silent. After four winters of  witnessing the same lack of preparation, poor organization, and  slow reaction to road conditions  caused by pre-forcasted snowfalls, I have finally been prompted to write your department and  demand a public explanation,  if possible.  In March, 1976,1 sat as Official  Court Reporter at the Inquest  into the death of Lillian Trotter.  She was killed in a motor vehicle  accident on the 30th of November, 1975. The following verdict  and recommendations were  brought in by the Jury:  "We, the Jury, conclude that  onLNoyember; po, 197��ltiMrg���'Xho  ���7E. Trotter,i,died as a resjiltr.of a,r.  ;mdtor vehicle, accident on Davis  Bay Hill. We feel no blame  should be placed on either party  due to the hazardous road conditions, even though Mrs. Morris  was not in control of the vehicle  at that time.  "We feel that the grade on the  Davis Bay Hill that slopes off,  forcing traffic that is going down  hill, to slide into oncoming traffic under extreme slippery conditions should be corrected.  Snow removal and sanding equipment should be made available  before conditions have become  extreme."  Constable Boothman, of the  RCMP Detachment, Sechelt,  testified: "At the time of my  arrival, it had been snowing for  quite some period of time."  He went on to say: "The road  was   covered  with  four  to   six  In Vancouver  The AUSTIN  Has It ALL!  In the heart of the downtown shopping and entertainment area, the Austin offers everything for a relaxing  stay in Vancouver.   Bright, comfortable rooms with  ' color TV and telephones.   Full facilities, including an  ' excellent dining, room.     Live  entertainment.     Air  conditioning in all public rooms.   Free guest parking  adjacent to the hotel.   For a holiday, a celebration or  ��� just a relaxing visit to Vancouver, you'll find the Austin  is your kind of hotel I  Singles, $10 & up  Doubles, $14 & up  '  Low weekly and monthly rates.  All major credit cards accepted.  AUSTIN MOTOR HOTEL  1221   Granville  at   Davie,   Vancouver.  Phone 685-7235  Member: CAA and AAA  inches of wet heavy snow and  was extremely slippery, and it  was still snowing at the time of  my arrival and during my period  of investigation at the scene.  The road surface was such that  other traffic coming through the  scene was having some difficulty  and creating such a hazard I  did not take measurements of  the actual scene." He further  stated: "Further to the conditions of the highway, at the time  of my arrival,'and through the  time of my attendance at the  scene, there was no indication  that there had been any maintenance work with regards to  plowing or sanding."  Constable Boothman also gave  testimony concerning the grade  slope of Davis Bay Hill, from  which testimony, in my opinion,  the recommendations of the Jury  resulted. He further gave testimony that both vehicles involved  in this accident were equipped  with snow tires on the rear. One  ; of theseivehicleSjWaSialso .equip-;  ped with ice studs. r.,,r; =,���,,.ll,:...-,.���������-  ' Constable - Boothman- had'  arrived on the scene at approximately 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning, and it had begun snowing  in the Gibsons area from 6:00  p.m. the previous Saturday  evening.  To my knowledge, no attempt  to correct the slope of Davis  Bay Hill has been undertaken  by the Department of Highways.  Please correct me if I am in  error.  This last Wednesday's snowfall  was known and forecast well  in advance. There was no doubt  snow would fall and yet no attempt, to my knowledge, was  made to salt or sand the most  treacherous hills on the Peninsula, and especially Davis Bay  Hill, which, as noted above, is  badly designed and one of the  most treacherous on the Penin  sula. Was it because there was  no salt stored on the Peninsula  in advance? And, if there was  not, why not? The snow did  not start to fall until early afternoon. Surely conditions warranted some action be taken.  There could have been no excuse of men being unavailable  as it was during regular working  hours.  As you are aware, there was  great tragedy, both minor and  major, as well as incredible  inconvenience for a large number  of residents on the Peninsula  during those hours of snowfall.  Not only were there many vehicles damaged, there were many  individuals who were forced to  leave their cars and walk miles  in order to get home. The school  children were forced to find their  own way home and if no transportation was available, were  forced to walk. Although^.the,,  school buses eventually reached  Sechelt, they refused to do the  run from Sechelt to Halfmoon  Bay, because of the treacherous  conditions on Redroofs Road, on  Sergeant's Bay Hill.  One school bus was in a multiple vehicle accident on Granthams Hill.  I would appreciate some information as to what went wrong  again this year. I can appreciate  the fact that many individuals  caused their own problems by  not being equipped with snow  tires. However, even those who  did have snow tires, 4-wheel  drives and chains, had extreme  difficulty in getting up the more  treacherous hills.  I can further appreciate the -  fact that snowstorms on the Peninsula are few and far between,  resulting therefore in ��� a small  contingency of graders, sanders  and salt trucks. However, in  almost every instance of snowstorms, and particularly this  one, there has been ample  notice given of a pending snowfall. Adequate preparations  should have been taken, and  quite simply, to my knowledge,  were not.  We, as taxpayers, through gas  tax, etc., pay dearly for the upkeep of roads. Adequate preparation and thorough organization is taken in areas where snow  is regularly expected, i.e. the  interior of B.C., and throughout  the rest of the provinces. Unfortunately, it seems that our milder  temperature lulls the Department  SPECIAL NOTICE  COAST  Resident Identification  Cards  Residents of the Sechelt Peninsula,  West Howe Sound and Powell River  areas are advised that their I.D. Cards  with an expiry date of December 31st,  1977 have been extended one full year  to December 31st, 1978.  Your present resident's identification  card js valid for another full year. Resident's ticketing privileges are extended  until the end of 1978. Please do not destroy your present card.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  FERKYCORPORATION  Langdale 886-2242  Saltery Bay 487-9333  Vancouver 669-1211  Editor:  Enclosed is a copy of a lettre  sent to Premier Bennett 24/Nov./  77 regarding the B.C. Government News. The rest is. self-  explanatory.  Premier Bennett:  I have just received a copy of  B.C. Government News - gratis,  ofcourse.  I wish 1 could find a really  effective method of making you  aware of my displeasure; no I'm  incredulous. My wife works for  a small.paper on the coast, consequently our understanding of  the cost involved in producing  and distributing a paper of this  size is founded on experience.  Our local papers are supported  by advertisers, voluntary contributions and hard work, whereas your paper, js supported solely  by taxpayers' money.  A seven percent sales tax may  of Highways into a false sense  of security, and like the ostrich,  you bury your heads in the sand  (snow?) and ignore the fact that  we do have snow. Surely,  the one or two short term  snowstorms on this Peninsula,  if properly organized, could receive as good attention as these  other areas. Are we paying for  snow removal and salting, etc.,  everywhere     else     but     here?  If that is the case, then I think  it is high time for the people  on this Peninsula as well as the  residents of Vancouver, to rise  up out of their apathy and indifference and begin to pressure  your Department and the ever-  present bureaucracy into proper  maintenance of this area during  the winter.  Please let not this appalling  situation occur again this winter  or any future winter.  -,     i , .        JudyMathon  And again  Editor:  This is a copy of the letter  that I have sent to the Highways  Department.  Dear Sir:  Predictions for the Next Snowfall:  1. Cold, clear, relatively dry  weather.  2. Weatherman will forecast  snow well in advance and to the  minute.  3. The Highways Department  will think of salting.  4. Langdale Hill and other  hills will become treacherous.  The majority of the working  people on the Peninsula will be  delayed as vehicle accidents  (accidents which could have been  avoided if the hills had been  heavily salted before the snowfall) and possibly, casualties,  clutter the highway.  Questions:  1. What is your policy, if any,  on salting?  2. Could the hills and areas  with heavy traffic not have been  heavily salted before the predicted snowfall?  M. Puchalski  Lockyer Rd.  Gibsons. B.C.  CLASSIFIED NOTE  Drop   off  your   Coast   News  Classifieds at Campbell's Family  Shoes & Leather Goods in down,  town Sechelt. It's convenient!  Coast News, November 29,1977.  have  been   necessary  Propaganda  3.  although  your obvious "shot" at the  average family was painful  enough - the idea of money  sucked from family budgets,  throughout this province, being  used by people like yourself and  the rest of your self-serving  government arouses an anger I  cannot describe.  I can only deal with this anger  by becoming politicized to the  point of opposing you orally,  in print and by any other means  I can avail myself of. In short,  this is the last straw.  I would appreciate some explanation although I doubt there  can be a valid one. The obvious  intention of your government is  power at any cost.  Each of these propaganda  sheets represents a pair of shoes  for a kid.  Yours in amazement.  Ken Berg  Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  Gibsons marina opposed  Editor:  The objection to the shelving  of the Gibsons Marina by local  development entrepreneurs  merits a reply.  As the barely disguised vested  interest in profits and sales  rears its head, let's examine a  few points.  Would the marina improve the  quality of life of the ordinary  citizen of Gibsons? The quiet  lives of a small coastal village  is precisely the reason most of  .us chose to live here. As is clearly  stated by the pro-marina group  and the Village Council, the  marina is principally for the use  of greater Vancouver boaters  who will hopefully drop a few  shekels into whose pocket?  One of the aldermen mentioned, as an alternative to the  marina, the development of the  village owned lots into picnic  areas and improving the beach  area. This project would be there  to be enjoyed by everyone in  the Gibsons area.  At present we are all concerned  with the surrender of our water  system. How about the surrender  of our Bay area for the profits  of the few and the doubtful  pleasures ofthe visiting "boaty".  As is quite often the case,  hidden   behind   the   oft   quoted  "progress", taxes increase while  the quality of life of the ordinary  citizen decreases.  F. Braithwaite  Gibsons. B.C.  Incarcerated  Editor:  I am presently incarcerated in  the Federal Correctional Institution at Oxford, Wis. I have  been incarcerated for some time  and have lost contact with the  outside world. Would you please  help me by, publishing this letter  in your paper, as one of your  readers may be interested in  corresponding with me. Even  one letter would do a world of  good.  My name is Lee G. Styles.  I'm 24 years old, 5' 9". and 165  pounds. Also. 1 have blonde  hair, blue eyes.. 1 would like any  assistance that you would be  able to give me. 1 will be doing  approximately 10 more months  before my release.  Any correspondence will be  greatly appreciated.  Lee G. Styles  00160-124  Box 1.000  Oxford. Wis. 53952  is now assessed  actual value  a fairer way to share.  Changes in assessment law now make it  possible for property owners to accurately  measure whether they are fairly assessed.  Your 1978 property Assessment Notice, issued   .  by the British Columbia Assessment Authority,  is in the mail and will be arriving at your door  shortly. An information brochure explaining the  changes accompanies the notice.  When they arrive, please take time to read both  carefully...  Why changes in  assessment law?  Assessments had become outdated. They had  become inequitable in terms of their actual value  relationships. Properties having identical  market values were assessed at widely differing  amounts. This resulted in some owners paying  more than their fair share of taxes and others  less.  The new law required production of the 1978  assessment roll based on fixed percentages of  actual value for each class of property. This  means that the inequities will be removed, and  that each class of property will be assessed on  the same basis. In all, it provides a fairer way  to share the cost of essential local services.  What will happen to taxes?  The assessment roll provides the rate base  used by municipalities, school boards and other  local governments to raise the funds necessary  to provide essential local services.  The costs of these services determine the  overall amount required to be raised by local  property taxes.  The purpose of the change in assessment law  is NOT to raise more taxes but to provide a fairer  basis upon which to apportion the costs of  essential local services more equitably between  property owners.  Since assessments are now directly related to  actual value, your assessed values may be higher  or lower than in previous years. An increase  or a decrease in your assessed values from those  in effect last year does not necessarily mean  that your property taxes will change significantly.  Tax notices based on your new assessed values  will be issued later in 1978.  Is my 1978 assessment fail?  As your assessment is now based on a fixed  percentage of what your property is worth its  fairness can be measured by actual value  comparisons.  The Assessor's estimate of your property's  actual value (market value) is shown on your  1978 Assessment Notice.  The fairness of your assessment may be determined by comparing the Assessor's estimate of  actual value of your property to your own  estimate of its current market value as well as  by comparing it to the current market values  of properties of similar worth.  The percentage of actual value at which each  class of property will be assessed is:  Residential -.15% (includes apartments, condominiums, mobile homes, etc.).  Business and Other-25% (includes commercial, some industrial).  Industrial, Utilities, Machinery and Equipment,  Forestry-30%.  The Assessor and his stdff will give you every  assistance necessary to properly check your  assessment.  What appeal do I have?  Your Assessor is prepared to provide ybu  with a detailed explanation of how your assessment was determined.  If you are dissatisfied with the assessment and  wish an independent review, a right of appeal is  available to you. The procedure to complain is  simple and is fully explained on the reverse of  your 1978 Assessment Notice. The deadline for  any written appeal is January 20,1978.  The new assessment method is fully explained  in the brochure that will accompany the mailing  of your individual Assessment Notices.  Look at your  Assessment Notice...  it's different  this year!  It now shows both  the actual (market)  value and the  assessed value on  which your 1978 taxes  will be based.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  BlX IaSSI  ASSESSMENT AUTHORITY 4  Coast News, November 29,1977  RIDDEN OUT ON A RAIL  PART TWO  Port Mellon was experiencing  the first throes of radical change  on those early months of 1953.  The long-promised highway to  Gibsons had finally been completed and though few vehicles  travelled its raw length as yet,  the sense of isolation; of being  totally dependent on boats and  planes, had been pricked like a  bubble. It would lead eventually  to a virtual phasing-out of the  company townsite as the bulk of  the millworkers moved west to  become commuters. But this was  some distance in the future.  Initially, things stayed much the  way they had always been.  Across an immemorial swing-  bridge was the Seaside Hotel  beer-parlour where the beer  flowed constant as the Spring  waters of the Rainy River. It  was the town's main claim to a  social centre and it drew the off-  duty plantworkers like a magnet.  Chris and myself were certainly  no exception. We drank generally with fellow machine-room men  who shared the same shift-schedule. Some of these "men" were  a couple of years or more short of  the age-limit. The hotel was  prone to laxity in these matters  and identification was seldom requested. If you were old enough  to work you were old enough to  drink, that seemed to be the  general concensus.  Sometime around the end of  February, the RCMP were called  in by the Company on a matter  involving the theft of equipment.  The course of their investigations  led them to check out the bunk-  houses, including the one where  Chris and I stayed. They surprised a couple of our underage  shiftmates drinking beer in one  of the rooms and demanded to  know where they'd gotten it.  One of them, an ingenuous kid  called Fred, panicked and put the  finger on me. With friends like  him, you didn't need enemies.  As a matter of fact, I had bought  the beer the previous night but  both of them had been drinking  with me in the bar at the time and  could just as easily have purchased the liquor themselves.  Nonetheless, I was charged with  supplying to minors, much to my  surprise and annoyance. When  my case came up in Gibsons, I  pleaded not guilty and was let  off with  a  suspended  sentence  Pstges from a Li fe-Log  Peter Trower  but the stigma remained. I had  been quite prepared to finger the  hotel, had they pushed it any  further. Of course, the incident  did nothing to curb underage  drinking around the bunkhouses.  Living in a pulpmill bunkhouse  was not radically different from  living in similar accommodations  at a logging-camp. There were a  few more amenities but the  barracks-like atmosphere that  always obtains when a lot of  single men are cooped up together was much the same. Just  as in the camps, poker was a  major diversion. I'd never had  much knack with cards but Chris  was an avid gambler. One night,  while he was on shift, his paycheck was stolen from his room.  Chris was firmly convinced the  culprit was one of the other  poker-addicts, a shifty-eyed man  called Busk who lived across  the hall. He was so certain of  Busk's guilt that he accused him  to his face. Of couse Busk was  dead-innocent and mightily indignant. The lost cheque was  never found. Long after, I  learned through a chance conversation who the true thief had  been. It was a jovial little gambler by the name of Sykes whom  Chris quite liked and had never  so much as suspected.  Theft was fairly uncommon  around the bunkhouses but one  man at least, had his eyes on  much bigger game. His name  was Ran Hodgkins, an ex-Gran-  ville Street rounder and fellow  machine-room worker. Hodgkins  was an entertaining character  around twenty-eight and we became quite friendly. I was drawing a few crude cartoons for the  Company paper at the time and  Ran used to suggest the odd idea.  One night when we were drinking  in his room, he blew his cover  and showed me a few drawings of  his own. They were detailed  floor-plans of the Government  Liquor Store in Gibsons. Hodgkins calmly informed me that he  planned to knock the place over  on a certain Saturday with a  couple of friends. He then asked  me if I wanted in. I said no way.  I'd seen the inside of a couple of  drunk-tanks and had no desire to  learn anymore about jail firsthand. He accepted my refusal  in good stead but cautioned me  to keep my mouth shut. I had a  good notion it was all a tough-guy  sham, particularly when the  appointed date came and went  and the carefully-cased liquor  store remained intact. A few  months later however, the Blackball Ferry office in Horseshoe  Bay was knocked over by three  gunmen who were subsequently  caught. Turned out to be Ran  Hodgkins and his pals. He and  one of his partners somehow beat"  the rap for lack of an identifying  witness but the third man went  up for ten years. Hodgkins  hadn't been giving me the gears  after all.  Things humdrummed along at  the Port Mellon pulpmill. We  cranked our baling-machines,  jockeyed our lift-trucks, tended  our boxes and generally kept  Canfor happy. The boys in the  Lab got the mix stabilized and  there were fewer breaks to contend with. It actually wasn't that  bad a job except for the disorienting shift-work. Periodically, men  quit and were replaced. One of  the new arrivals was a wiry guy  with black, curly hair called Tom  Skedan. He was a humourous,  wisecracking type from Winnipeg  who seemed harmless enough  and fitted in well.  It was early summer. I began  keeping company with a comely  blonde girl called Helen who was  waitressing at the restaurant.  The town wasn't overly-rich in  available girls of safe age and I  was hotly-contested for Helen's  hand by a Ukranian fellow with  whom I shared the same first  name. But Helen and I were  quite fond of each other and I  figured I had the inside track.  I was beginning to entertain  vague thoughts of cleaning up my  act and settling down.  I've never been too sure what  triggered the party. Skedan and  a couple of the other balers had  decided to quit and I suppose it  was in the nature of a farewell  bash. Helen was working and as  I was on my days-off, 1 felt it  my bounden duty to attend. The'  affair began  in the  bunkhouse  across from ours, known as the  Grey Dorm. It started out mildly  enough with six or seven guys  and perhaps ten cases of beer.  Then someone else showed up  with two jugs of whiskey. From,  this point on, things began to get  progressively noisier and more  out of hand. Maybe there was a  full moon but the main catalyst  was Tom Skedan. The liquor  seemed to work a transormation  in him and he became ugly and  quarrelsome. He picked a fight  with a peaceful character called  Frank Johnson and punched him  about viciously before he was  restrained. Violence definitely  begets violence. The next thing,  someone had lobbed a beer-bottle  , through the closed window. Not  to be outdone, the still-maniacal  Skedan produced a bayonet from  somewhere and began slashing  hell out of the door until it was a  ruin of shreds and slivers. I  staggered to hell out of there  around that time. Skedan with  a shank in his hand was a bit  much for me. Hitting my bed in  the other bunkhouse, I went out  like the proverbial light.  Next thing I knew, I was being  shaken rudely awake. I gazed up  blearily to see a uniformed  Mountie. Soon eight of us  were lined up like sitting-ducks  in the superintendent's office.  (Apparently, after I'd left, Skedan  had tired of his bayonet-practice,  gotten hold of a rifle and started  blasting   holes   in   the   ceiling,  Twilight Theatre  It's comedy and horror at the  Twilight Theatre this week folks.  The .films are Herbie Goes to  .Monte Carlo, and It's Alive.  Herbie Goes to Monte  Carlo  is another film from the Disney  Studios about the lovable and  unlikely Volkswagen with a  penchant for taking to the air.  i,.u.��...&       ���   ��� ~    Herbie's     supporting    cast     is  narrowly missing a man who was headed   fc     Dean   Jones    Don  ����,;��>�� ��<, dopn in thp room above  .   .  ..     _ .   .:  trying to sleep in the room above  and scaring him out of ten year's  Knotts and Julie  Sommars.     It  Sunnycrest Centre, Gibsons  iNvnes you to athhb a  CHRISTMAS  SHOPPING  PARTY  ig him out or ten year s  . .  growth.    A couple of Company ls of course designed for general  vehicles had also been stolen and *"��vie-going  audiences   and   its  left in a ditch up the highway. threeday stay at  the  Twilight,  We knew nothing of this latter Thursday     through     Saturday,  business but were blamed for it  anyhow. The real culprits got off  scott-free.)   The superintendent  was a harried man, ill-suited for  the job and soon to relinquish it.  He seemed to be labouring under  the delusion that I was the instigator of the whole debacle.   It  may have had something to do  with    the   bogus    supplying-to-  minors charge.   Had Skedan any  class, he would have taken the  rap and gotten the rest pf us at  least partly off the hook.     But  Skedan played dumb and foolishly, so did we.    As a result, we  , (Were, all summarily^fired, charged  .with   damages   and. blacklisted  ...fromCanfor.    ...��� 1 ','..   .'.,���.."  The eight of us were herded  into the back of a pick-up truck  that was parked in front of the  restaurant.   We stood there like  aristocrats in a tumbril on our  way to the guillotine.    A small  crowd   had  gathered,   some   of  them smirking as if they thought  we were getting what we damn  well deserved. Helen was among  them, looking tearful.  I gave her  a wry smile and shrugged  my  shoulders.   What the hell could  you say?  At    the    magistrate's    court,  we were fined forty dollars and  costs apiece and went our separate ways. Tom Skedan returned  to the East and was soon involved  a bank-robbery  that   netted  December 1-3, will include an  afternoon matinee performance  on Saturday, December 3rd,  beginning at 2:00 p.m.  It's Alive is rated for Mature  audiences and bears the warning  to parents that it is a film of  sustained suspense which might  well be frightening for children.  The only thing wrong with the  Davis baby, we are told, is that  it's alive. This thriller will run  at the Twilight Sunday through  Wednesday, December 4th to  7th and will be shown at the  regular time of 8:00 p.m. each  evening.  Gibsons Library  The Gibsons Public Library  has again added several new  titles to its shelves for the month  of December.  On the Fiction Shelves, the new  titles include: Send No More  Roses, by Eric Ambler; Dancing  Girls, by Margaret Atwood;  Blockbuster, by Stephen Barley;  Bel   Ria,   by   Sheila   Burnford;  In the Fram, by Dick Francis;  The Kidnapped Surgeon, by  Alexander Knox; The Honourable  Schoolboy, by John Le Carre;  and The Auctioneer, by Joan  Samson.  There are several new titles  on the Non-Fiction shelves also.  These include: The Diamond  Seeker, by John Gawaine, which  is listed under Biography;  Without a Trace and Do Cats  Think, by Charles Berlitz and  Paul Corey respectively, are  under the heading General;  two new titles under the heading  Nature are Paddy, by R.D.  Lawrence and Girds of the Early  Explorers in the Northern  Pacific by Theed Pearse; under  the Sports heading we find new  entry The Trail of the Stanley  Cup, by CharlesTiColemah."  , ^ .  8JBflMBJBJBBjiBJBJRJBpV* ^  % B^^P^ EUingham's    |  *   Astrology |  by Rae EUingham  Week commencing November 28.  General Notes: As the Sun aligns  favorably with Mars at the end of  this week, the time becomes  ripe for starting enterprises requiring courage, energy, and  initiative. These conditions are  improved further by a steadying  Mercury-Saturn contact, bringing  commonsense and practicality to  any new endeavours. Go ahead  confidently if you've been holding  back.  Babies born this week will  eventually be very clear about  their intentions. Many will  possess a healthy balance of vigorous enthusiasm and plain commonsense.  ARIES (March 21 - April 19)  Your creative energy reaches  a peak and you redirect your  thoughts towards improving your  position and self respect. Home  entertaining could get a little  giddy this weekend.  TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)  You now have to go ahead with  domestic reorganization. Your  inventive ideas will prove to be  practical after all. Messages  are exaggerated and probably  untrue.  GEMINI (May 21 - June 21)  Your mind is presently operating with greater force and energy. Future discussions with  loved ones will be much clearer  and should bring better results.  The urge to overspend and behave ostentatiously is again  very tempting.  CANCER (June 22 ��� July 22)  Financial projects at last get  the green light as employment  conditions begin to swing in your  favour. Act quickly. Those close  to you are now ready for more  intimate conversations.  LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)  You have only till Dec. 13 to  launch decisively those projects  which have already consumed so  much planning time. Act now,  as inevitable delays lie ahead.  Choose your words carefully at  a weekend social event.  Teen night  There will once again be regular Teen Nights at the Wilson  Creek Scout Hall, starting Wednesday, November 30th. Teens  are invited to drop in from 7:30 -  9:30. There will be music, ping  pong and light refreshments.  If you are ages 13 to 19, come  along, bring a friend and your  favourite records.    That's Wed-  in  him seven years. Frank Johnston  died tragically in a fire about a  year later.    I didn't keep track  of the rest. (Chris was in town  at the time and missed out on the  whole thing but quit soon after.)  As for myself, I went back to the  logging-camps and later cut  shakes on my mother's property,  reprieved from Cantor's time-  clocks.  /  Thursday Dec. 1st  SAVE!  %  A  SPECIAL  nesday   night,   November   30th,  at the Wilson Creek Scout Hall.  For more information phone  your community worker, April  Struthers, 885-2309.  Wilson Creek  CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP  Making your own Christmas  cards and decorations is fun,  easy, and inexpensive. Thursday  December 1st, at Wilson Creek  Community Hall, you can try out  your ideas in a Christmas Workshop. Simple decorative techniques will be demonstrated,  and typical products displayed.  Everyone is welcome and admission is free, just bring along  something to work with - paper,  wire, string, glue, and outdoor  materials. For more information,  call your community worker,  April Struthers, at 885-2309.  ifillsli HI �� I  WALT DISNEY  PRODUCTIONS'  GOES TO MONTE CARLO  ' Dean JONES, Don KNOTTS, Julie SOMMARS  Thur.., Frl., 8rt.     Saturday Matinee 2:00  Dec. 1,2,3. 8:00 p.m.  N.D.P. BOOKSTORE  Next to Sears  Gibsons Harbour area  Try us for good books  VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)  An excellent time to add further ideas to that scheme you  hope to have completed by next  summer.. Work now being done  in private will eventually produce  great benefits. Have faith in  yourself.  LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23)  Friends and acquaintances  will bring you the good news  you've been waiting for. Simply  speaking, your dreams could  come true. Expect more people  to visit your home as domestic  conditions speed up.  SCORPIO (Oct24-Nov22)  Emphases will be on scandals,  gossip, and idle chatter but be  prepared for a serious financial  proposition that could boost  your position. Short journeys,  messages, and paper work will  increase steadily throughout December.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 - Dec 21)  You now have the energy to  transorm your dreams into reality  but financial activities are about  to take up much of your time.  Carelessness with possessions  has to be watched as the week  closes.  CAPRICORN (Dec 22 ��� Jan 19)  Although your intuition is at  its strongest, don't be fooled by  a loved one's well-meaning,  but impossible, hopes and  dreams. Make sure you have  your more practical say.  AQUARIUS (Jan 20 - Feb 18)  Partners and close associates  are enthusiastic about your  long-term goals and will help  push you towards them. Have  nothing to do with juicy rumours  on the work scene.  PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20)  Now's the time to exert yourself on the employment scene  and demand what you rightly  deserve. Others will offer their  support. Your courage and renewed self respect will be admired by many.  All about Bridge  by Jim Weir  If this week's deal was played'  in a rubber 'bridge game* the  ' bidding ' would automatically  stop at two hearts and the contract would be fulfilled with  relative disinterest in the play  of the cards and the resulting  score. However, it was played  in a duplicate game in which  the deal is played several times  and the score is based on a comparison of results. With this  type of scoring, it is necessary to  compete for the optimum part  score contract.  Neither side is vulerable.  Dealer is West.  NORTH  S5432  HQ10  DA32  CK432  WEST  SQJ98  HAK32  D76  CQJ10  SOUTH  SA7  HJ54  DQ765  CA987  EAST  SK106  H9876  DKJ98  C65  The bidding:  WEST NORTH  1H Pass  Pass Double  Double Pass  EAST SOUTH  2H Pass  Pass 3C  Pass Pass  Opening lead: King of hearts.  WILL   BE   GIVEN   ON   ALL  REGULAR    PRICED  MERCHANDISE PURCHASED  (NOT EFFECTIVE ON SALE PRICED ITEMS)  TH���R���'SONLY ON��� THING WRONG  WITHTH��� DAVIS DADY...  Sun., Mon.,  Tue., Wed.  Dec. 4, 5, 6, 7.  8:00 p.m.  Y  ITS AMV���  tuc f^KlC niuvnulmi  TH�� ON��� FILM YOU*"  SHOULD NOT S����� ALONC  Warning:  Parents:  Sustained  suspense,  frightening  for children.  B.C. Dir.  Fun for  the Entire  Family!  T.V. SPORTS  CHRISTMAS SPECIAL  Color 4 players, 8 Games (with target gun)  Reg. $99.95 SALE $79.95  Black & White 2 players 8 Games  (with target run) Reg. $79.95 SALE $69.95  Black & White 2 players, 4 Games  Reg. $44.95 SALE $39.95  Music for the Christmas Mood - lots of your favourite  artists available at T.J's - where service and selection is  what really counts!  SUNNYCREST     CENTER  GIBSONS 886-9111  At the end of the-first round/of >  bidding, ndrth. decided !against '  passing- which would allow his,;  opponents to hold the contract  at two hearts. North reasoned  that since the opponents had  bid to only a low level contract  the combined strength of their  hands was limited to about twenty  high card points. This being the  case the north/south combined  high card strength was also about  twenty high card points. Since  twenty high card points and a  suit fit is usually all that is  needed to fulfill a two level contract, North reasoned that not  only could East/West make two  hearts, but also his side could  make a two level contract in their  fit or be set only one trick at the  three level.  In duplicate bridge a fifty point  bonus is given for fulfilling a  part-score contract. Therefore,  it is more profitable to take a  one trick set doubled when not  vulnerable than to allow the opponents to fulfill a two level  major suit contract.  Having made this analysis,  North doubled for a take out.  This double promises at least  three cards in each of the unbid  suits and requires partner to  bid his best suit. ... South cooperated by bidding three clubs.  West, at this point, decided that  it was unlikely that he could  make three hearts. He decided  that doubling and setting three  clubs provided the best chance  for his side to receive a good  score compared with other  East/West players who were  allowed to play two hearts.  Playing at three clubs, South  lost one club, one diamond, two  hearts and one spade for a one  trick set. His side conceded  only 100 points to the opposition  beating all those North/South  players who lost 110 points by  allowing their opposition to bid  and make two hearts.  For all your Carpets  1 ^ TTJ-  T. Sinclair  885-9327 im%*33%g%2g*%^^ 5%  Books  with  John  Faustmann  m    %%?%��%!%��i8!^^  Canada   Cancelled   Because   of  Lack of Interest  Eric Nocol& Peter Whalley  Hurtig Publishers  Eric Nicol, the only reason  why anyone would want to read  The Province newspaper, has  escaped from the modest confines  of that journal, and hand in hand  with cartoonist Peter ^Whalley,  was last seen giggling up the  drainpipes of contemporary  Canadian life. From his past  record, Nicol should be considered armed (with wit and  wanton foolery) and dangerous.  Should you apprehend him in his  latest disguise - as author of  f��Md�� Cancelled for Lack of  Interest, approach carefully.  Total incapacitation as a result  of laughter might ensue.  It's almost sinister, thinking  about a quiet, unsuspecting  Canada going about it's business,  conducting the garage sale of her  natural resources, fussing over  the Quebec situation, preparing  to re-elect the Liberals, or simply  worrying about trying to keep  warm, while all the while, lurking  in the tangled underbrush of  satiric humour, Nicol and Whalley were sharpening their pens.  Keeping an eye peeled for the  absurd, their fingers on the  pulse of the national craziness,  and their feet firmly planted on  the boggy tundra of the Canadian  identity, they leap forth from  hiding with this latest book.  Stuck to the quick, Canada goes  down like a bad government in  the middle of a bugging scandal.  From the very first sentence in  the book, in a chapter called  "The iBotch of a Nation", Nicol  takes aim at a Canada that will  exist thirty years from now. He  writes: "There are persons alive  today who remember Canada  as a living nation. Perhaps  'living' is too strong a word.  But historians agree that the  country: 1 did 1 exist ������ as recently ��� as  the end of the twentieth- century  and was visited by explorers:,  who are still complaining about  the prices." Two hundred pages  later, with the country in smoking  ruins, Nicol explains what went  wrong.  It began with deconfederation.  Nobody wanted to leave their  province in the sullied hands of  the present government; so  everyone quit. B.C. demanded  that the train tracks be torn up  so they could use them as ox-cart  trails to deliver coal to the Japanese. In fact, B.C. soon became  a Japanese province. The  prairies, after the province of  Al-bertah joined the Arab oil  producing states, formed alliances with the USSR. The mari-  times, by changing their name  back to Vinland, tricked the  Norwegians into annexing them.  This was difficult, but the deed  was - accomplished by having  everyone wear funny hats with  horns sticking out of them.  It went from bad to worse.  Nicol observes: "Canada also  shipped abroad enormous  quantities of lumber; harvested  from her endless forests, and  fish, taken from her teeming  seas, and minerals stripped from  her bountiful rock. No other  people has had to develop poverty  in the midst of such abundance.  That  Canadians  were   able   to  overcome these blessings and  turn the land of plenty into the  land of unemployment insurance  is one of the classic triumphs of  human perversity." Industry  collapsed. In the forest industry  "...companies finally went  bankrupt paying for television  commercials, which showed that  all they did in the woods was  plant seedlings and help fawns  find their mothers." With all  the industries gone, Canadians  went back to living in huts,  some of which were constructed  from astroturf, taken from the  no longer used football fields.  The oil supply having run out,  they started using cow patties  for fuel. Relations between  the sexes deteriorated, and many  people began having meaningful  experiences with, house plants.  The lines" of communication soon  fell, leaving the country with  only smoke signals to carry long  distance messages. "Smoke  signals were an equally mixed  blessing for Canadians. Because of the prevailing" wind,  Winnipeg was inarticulate much  of the time, and messages read  in smoke were often misinterpreted, as when the entire village of  Kelowna responded to a forest  fire as an invitation to a group-  sex party."  With industry gone, communications down, and people feeding  their wood stoves with cow  patties, the arts were the next to  suffer. The attempted International Film Festival, the  "Grand Prix de Port Moody"  never got off the ground. The  National Ballet defected to  Tonga. The last surviving poet  turned out to be a computer.  It short-circuited itself trying to  grow a beard. The CBC entered  into the Age of Mediocrity, and,  ended up producing only closed-  circuit programmes about then-  own executives. Serious entertainers; evacuated the nation.  -; As .Nicol'. notes: J 'Some are born  great, somer, achieve,r greatness, '  some, have greatness thrust upon  them, and some/remained in  Canada."  Interspersed throughout  Nicol's wandering, chuckling  text, Peter Whalley's cartoons  help us visualize the Canada to  come. A man in a t-shirt is presented "The Golden Beer Can  Award for twenty-two continuous  years on the unemployment  circuit." Mirabel airport gets  turned into a bowling alley,  the commission on Canadian  Identity turns out to be the  skeletal remains of ten men in  a conference room, people are  seen sawing up telephone poles  to use as firewood, and Air India  airplanes start dropping Care  packages on the beleagured  populace.  Nicol and Whalley have done  it all in this book. With cleverness, insight, lashings of wit,  and with a thorough understanding about what makes this  country so funny, they've produced a book that helps us laugh  at ourselves. Leading us down  the nutty road to , the great  national joke, they hold up the  mirror full of all our funny faces.  Having done this, we at last have  a picture of who we are. As  Nicol says: "It has been said-  facetiously, one suspects - that  Y0SM5  RESTAURANT  Has a NEW CHEF and many  NEW  MENU items.   We invite you to come in  between December 1st and  December 15th   when all  dining room and take-out  menu  items will be  REDUCED 10%.  OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK  Our Hours:  Mon. -Thurs.  Fri. & Sat.  Sunday  11 a.m.-10 p.m.  11 a.m.-midnight  noon-8 p.m.  Sunnycrest Shopping Plaza Gibsons 886-8015  ��� CBC Radio  Coast News, November 29,1977.  '���J  In praise of seat belts  by Manuane Laplante  Twice daily I travel, as do many  others, to and from Sechelt and  Gibsons. For that brief time of  the day I am travelling its length,  the highway captures all of my  attention, partly because it is  quite attractive and mostly because it scares me very much.  I fear both mechanical and human  error, mine and that of others;  steel is very unkind to the flesh.  It is said that the highways are  our modern equivalent of a battlefield. It may be so and if indeed  it is, I have finally accepted one  of its defensive safeguards:  the safety belt.  I should, of course, have  accepted it a long time ago, but  I found it specially hard to remember to use it, to feel comfortable within its hold and to  forget the fact that I was still  alive precisely because once in  the past I had not been wearing  one., ,.,. . .������'.        .,7 ,,. ���, , ...  When4he-government made,it,.  impossible to ignore these cumbersome   dangling   things   any  longer,  I subjected  with   more  than a grumble.  Not even their delightful  television commercial could  soften me. I don't happen to  have a cute youngster shoving an  ice cream cone into my face...I  simply loathed being charmed  into good behaviour. The spectre  Canada chased its identity in  every-diminishing circles till it  finally disappeared up its own  aspiration."  Canada Cancelled Because of  Lack of Interest may be the last  group portrait taken before the  final flush. I'd recommend this  book. Nicol may not escape  again, and he's too good to miss.  of a fine was my only incentive  and so I complied. Until last  Wednesday morning when my  travelling companion and I  found ourselves sailing helplessly in the midst of the busy  highway after hitting a stretch  of black ice upon entering a blind  curve. It wasn't one of those  gentle slippery slides that can be  rectified with some skillful steering wheel work, it was of the  "I've got you and I'll do what  I want with you" variety. It  wanted us in the ditch eventually,  no one was hurt, the only one to  get bumps was the car, dear  Puddle Jumper. I remembered  thinking that the whole thing  lasted too long for comfort; I  remember being held, held,  held...and I was thankful, when  we were off again, that my hands  had stopped shaking long enough  to buckle up again.  But the drivers: are not the  " only ones involved. I was appalled the next morning to realize  that just where we had gone in  the ditch children were now in  little groups playing and talking  while waiting for their morning  bus. It seems to me that children should be made to stand  further back from the road while  waiting for the bus. They are  frighteningly close to the highway  .for 10 to 15 minutes every morning and it seems to me too big  a chance to take. There is no seat  belt that will save a child from  the wheels of a sliding car.  WVWWWWWWWtfWW  Drop off your Coast News  Classifieds at Campbell's Family  Shoes & Leather Goods in downtown Sechelt. It's convenient!  Opening  new '  to-ito small  ���Jbusiness  Financial assistance  Management counselling  Management training  Information on government  programs for business  On Wednesday, December 7th  one of our representatives  will be at  the Bella Beach Motel  Sechelt. Tel: 885-9561  If you require financing to start, modernize or  expand your business and are unable to  obtain it elsewhere on reasonable terms and  conditions or if you are interested in the  FBDB management services of counselling  and training or wish information on  government programs available for your  business, talk to our representative.  FEDERAL  BUSINESS  DEVELOPMENT BANK  145 West 15th Street,  North Vancouver, B.C.  by Maryanne West  Max Ferguson has returned to  Toronto from temporary retirement in Cape Breton and will  pinch-hit as host of Morningside  weekday mornings from 9:13  till noon.  The Metropolitan Opera season  begins Saturday at 2:00 p.m.  with a performance of Verdi's  Rigoletto live from New York.  Ideas, Saturdays at 9:05 p.m.  has embarked on a six-part  odyssey exploring the new  realities in physics, cosmology,  psychic phenomena, meditation  and religion. Host, Dr. Howard  Eisenberg of York University  is author of a recently published  book "Inner Spaces, Parapsy-  chological Exploration of the  Mind", (Musson). Consciousness researchers, healers,  scientists in the U.S. and Canada  contribute to the discussion.  This week, conversations with  Dr. David Harrison on Zen  Physics and a Kahuna sorcerer  from Hawaii.  The Hornby Collection, Saturday 11:05 presents a sketch of  B.C.'s most enigmatic villain  and hero, Bill Miner.  Concern, Sunday, 9:05 p.m.  discusses childbirth at home or  hospital, the pros and cons.  Wednesday November 30  Nightcap:       11:20   p.m.   Anne  Edwards  biographer   of  Vivien  Leigh.  Thursday December 1  Playhouse: 8:04 p.m. The Joke  about Hilary Spite by Christopher  Bidmead. Part II, Pandora Box.  Jazz Radio-Canada: 8:30 p.m.  Eric Robertson Quartet. Bobby  Hales Big Band.  Mostly    Mnsic:        10:20    p.m.  Atlantic   Symphony    Orchestra.  Delius, Glick, Williams.  Nightcap:     11:20 p.m.  Writer-  historian Walter Lord.  Friday December 2  Mostly Music:   10:20 p.m. Vancouver    Symphony    Orchestra,  Pinchas Zukerman, violin. Schubert, Vivaldi.  Nightcap:        11:20   p.m.    The  glorious years of Sound Recordings, Part II.  Saturday December 3  Update:   8:30 a.m. Roundup of  B.C. Happenings.  The House:  9:10 a.m. The week  in Parliament.  Quirks and Quarks:   12:05 p.m.  Science Magazine, David Suzuki.  Metropolitan Opera:    2:00 p.m.  Verdi's Rigoletto. ^     r'  Between Ourselves:    7:05 plmx1'International Day.  Tooth.    Poetry by the late Eric  Ivan Berg.  The Hornby Collection:     11:05  p.m. The Fellow who looks like  Me by Brenda White.  Sunday December 4  CBC Stage:    1:05 p.m. Pnin by  Vladimir   Nabokov   adapted   by  Fletcher Markle from the novel  by the author of Lolita.  Special   Occasion:      4:05   p.m.  Black and Blue - old time greats.  Symphony   Hall:       7:05   p.m.  Montreal  Symphony   Orchestra,  Henryk Szeryng violin. Prokofieff  Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich.  Concern:      9:05   p.m.   Natural  childbirth.  Sound of Sports: 10:05 p.m. New  extended sports magazine, hosts  Bill Paul, Fred Sgambati.  Monday December 5  Gold Rush:    8:30 p.m. George  Harrison interview.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Mozar-  teum Orchestra, Salzburg.    All  Mozart programme.  Tuesday December 6  Touch  the  Earth:      8:30  p.m.  Guitarists  Doc   Watson,   Sandy  Bull, David Wilcox.  Mostly    Music:        10:20    p.m.  National Arts Centre Orchestra,  Mercure, Mendelssohn, Brahms.  CBC-FM Radio 105.7  Ideas:    8:04 p.m. Wednesday -  Television, 25 years in Canada.  Thursday - sports writers, Friday  inerview,   Monday   -   history   -  The Common Folk.    Tuesday -  archeology, Lbyans, Phonecians,  Egyptians, Celtiberians. Odyssey  Sunday  10:05 p.m.  Allan Vau-  ghan and Stanely Kripper explore  PSI   research.      CBC   Monday  Night:   9:04 p.m.   Part I.   One  Touch   of   Genius,   a   painter,  writer and composer who each  produced only  one great work  in their lifetime.   Part II - Leslie  Malowany, viola, Donna Symons,  piano in recital.  . The  Best  Seat  in  the  House:  Tuesday, 9:04 p.m. Opposition -  a study of dissident life in Prague.  Job's  Daughters  The fall term of the International Order of Job's Daughters  Bethel #28, is well under way,  with a full slate of officers led  by Honoured Queen, Kerry.  Goddard.  Kerry has many activities lined  up for her term.     One of the  ���'"recent;'events was a visit to a  - Vancouver Bethel to attend an  The Halifax Explosion, 60 years  after.  Ideas: 9:05 p.m. Parapsychology  and the frontiers of knowledge -  a sixth sense.  Anthology: 10:05 p.m. Massey's  Harvest, Part III, George Woodcock. Short story by Hugh  Garner, the Man with a Musical  This year's Bethel Guardian  is Mrs. Lori Brysin and Associate  Guardian Mr. Bud Laird. The  girls meet twice a month and  welcome new members between  the ages of 11 and 18, with  .Masonic relationship. For more  information please phone -  885-3638.  Wood Heaters of "Yesterday" were  considered "Good" iff 28% Efficient!  RATES UP TO  80% EFFICIENCY  w_  cttfcRco*!.' 7  SENSITIVE AUTOMATIC  THERMOSTAT  Maintains selected temperatures at ease for home comfort. (No electricty required)  980-6571  Air enters here through dual-  range draft-damper, giving  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. Third secondary  burning. (See above)  7 Essential Points to Effective and Efficient Wood Burning:  1. Air tight construction  2. Preheated secondary air  3. Preheated combustion air directly on wood  4. Large firebox for long flame path  5. Sensitive thermostat controlled  6. Safety thermostat automatically shuts off air preventing  overheating.  7. Fire burns minimum 12 hours  2 Models Available  for Your Selection  C-31  height 35" Width 34��/j"  Depth 22��/2" Weight 195 lbs.  $398-  Height 35" Length 28"  Depth 22 Vi" Weight 170 lbs.  $383.  call now  THOMAS HEATING  886-7111 Gibsons  Authorized Distributor of  Valley Comfort Wood Heaters  14 Years Experience        Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1967.  ttASSJtZEDjfflS  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     464-9611/12  Coquitlam, B. C. V3B 1B9      Res. 271-0486  v  ���  GIBSONS LIONS CLUB  RENO NIGHT  GAMES OF CHANCE  REFRESHMENTS      BINGO  WIN A TRIP TO RENO    "  OR  $200.00  *  Saturday, December 3rd  GIBSONS LEGION HALL  7:30 p.m. -12:00 p.m.  "77, X.'.'M    .' -,: '     '  Proceeds to Lions Charities  1  Beach  Comber  Motor Inn  presents  This  Week  from Spokane  Washington  Exotic Dancer  KATINA  Our Dining Room is NOW OPEN  Mon. - Sat. 1 p.m. - Midnight  Sunday 10a.m. - 10 p.m. Coast News, November 29.1977.  Do you hear  ~      what I hear ?  Harmony HaU happenings  S&x  THE  MUSIC WEAVERS  HAVE  RECORDS ��� INSTRUMENTS  and MUSICAL ACCESSORIES  LOWER GIBSONS  886-9737  by Jim Holt  Well the snow has come at  last and believe me it wasn't a  pleasant sight to see with the  ground being frozen so hard it  made driving a nightmare as  many of you know. I was very  fortunate I was up at the service  station Wednesday morning and  had my snow tires put on and  not half an hour after I got home  it started to snow. They cut the  carpet bowling short Wednesday  on account of the weather, and  I sincerely hope everybody got  home safely.  I just got word today that our  former president Lome Mac-  Laren is in St. Mary's Hospital.  I am given to understand that he  is having trouble with his back  and stomach. I sure' hope it  isn't serious and the  member--  ship of Harmony Branch #38  all wish him a speedy recovery.  Speaking of people being sick  I got the report back from my  doctor, and he assures me my  heart is O.K. as my electrocardiograph shows, some people  may not belive this as I have been  told I have no heart,, but that  only goes for people who don't  know me. My blood count is  good. The only thing that bugs  me is they have found out I have  an ulcer, a thing which I have  suspected for a long time so I  will have to do something about  that.  The election for village council  is all over and I hope everyone  is satisfied. You all had a chance  to exercise your franchise and  you did it but I was dissapointed  at th6"<!percentage of those en  titled to vote who did not. It  does not speak very well of most  of the communities in B.C. who  did not turn out very well to vote  as the percentages were quite  low in some parts, and if things  don't go right in the future  the ones who didn't vote will be  the first ones to squawk.  In a lighter vein, I was thinking  of approaching the village council  to see if it would be possible to  get a C.F.L. franchise here and  if it were possible, I would  after watching a certain team go  down to such a devastating defeat, try and raise a team of  O.A.P. who could do no worse  than getting beat that badly.  "After having such a good season." We have certain workers  who I am sure could hold them to  a tie at least.     We could get  Prices Effective:  Thur., Fri., Sat., Sun.  Nov. 24, 25, 26, 27.  Ken's  Lucky Dollar  /fcOfoafa/M /I  886-2257  WlfopQuaM/  v foocU ac  BudyeiC,FkiceA-  A Gov't Inspected  Gr*de Chuck  Roasts  79* ">��� ,  Fletcher's  Bacon  Ends  $3.25  5 lb  Box  A Gov't Inspected ^  Grade A  Cross  Rib Roasts  $1.29  lb.  Turkey Hind Quarter Roasts  69*  <* Crafts & Hobbies ltd  1  THE PLACE WHERE  SANTA SHOPS  %  OFF MANY  SPECIAL ITEMS!  Toys ��� Games ���  ��� Models ���  aza, Gibsons 886-2811  *������" *-.-:���  m  -*-*  ��7t".>  -$��'���  -*  Florida Grapefruit  7/$1.00  Cucumbers  o<n*:-  Avocadoes  P  29  t  ^?h  39  Each  19  lb.  J  Clover Leaf  Small Shrimp  4oz.  ���1..19  Elmer's  Tomato Juice  48 oz.  59  Pacific  Evaporated  Milk  15oz.  2/83  Malkin's Whole Kernel Fancy  Corn  2/79*  Kraft Parkay  Margarine  3,b $1.89  ���m  i  \ ��� t     .,. ���    .      .-.. i..11 na  Nabob Tradition,  Coffee  Fine and Regular  $3.89  He may still love  you even if it  didn't come from  THE JEAN SHOP  16 oz.  used to the cold weather by  starting our Spring Training as  of right now and by the time  spring is here we would be in  top notch shape. I hope the  Edmonton Eskimos bring the  Grey Cup back with them. As  you know the Bus trip to Vancouver is on Wednesday December 7th. The price is $5.00  per person and the trip will include a trip to the Tilford Gardens  in North Vancouver. Everyone  meets at the bus depot in Gibsons  no later than 10:45 a.m. as we  are catching the 11:15 a.m.  ferry to Horseshoe Bay, so please  be on time. Try and get your  money to Vi Lynds as soon as  possible before the deadline  which is Dec. 30th. to contact  Vi phone her at 886-7428. I  understand that about ten seats  are left on the bus.  A meeting  of the  executive  will   be   held   right   after   the  carpet bowling on  Wednesday,  November 30th so that we can  get things arranged for the month  of December.   As you know we  are having our membership New  Years Party on the evening of  December 31st. Irene has printed  a bunch of tickets which will be  on   sale   at   our   next   general  meeting, Monday December 5th  at 2:00 p.m., so be sure and get  your tickets for our New Years  frolic, they are $2.00 per person  and each member is entitled to  bring a friend.     Food  will  be  supplied and for those wishing  to have a drink it is a case of  B.Y.O.B.  for which  mixes  will  be supplied.   The conveners for  this event are Irene Bushfield,  886-9567    and    Mel    Eckstein,  886-9510.   If you desire to know  anymore about this, I am sure  that they will give you any information you wish.  Our Bingo last night was small  in comparison to what we have  been getting and we had to cut  our prize money down a little,  but everyone seemed quite happy  with what they got, and we are  quite happy that we didn't go in  the hole. I would like to express  my personal thanks to all who  attended and hope to see you  all back again next week. My  congratulations to Mrs. Hostlund  and the other lady, whose name  I haven't got, on splitting the  jackpot. It is getting to be a  regular thing with Mrs. Hostlund winning.  . . but I wouldn't  take that  chance.  All Brand Name Sweaters 30% OFF  PJtt'SaWl.'fiWB'tW*. ���  GIBSON!  FISH  1 MARKET  1     886-7888  Avoid disapoint-  ent at Christmas  time - place your  orders early for:  FRESH PRAWNS  and  COOKED SHRIMP  Lower Gibsons  886-2111  Mrs. Smith's  Apple Pies  26 oz.  $1.29  18"x25'  Reynolds Wrap      99  Lynn Valley  Standard  <  Maple Leaf  Canned Hams  1V2 lb. Tin  $3.39  Neilson's  Hot Chocolate    $1.59  Regular and with Marshamallow    500 g.   ; '  We reserve the right to limit quanities.  Hopkins Store  The Neighbourhood Store with Supermarket prices.  Peaches  13/M.00  Palm  Egg Nog  1 Litre  85  886/215  <&*      Co.        7/*  Beautiful Cotton Flannel Dresses & Tops  A  \ A  ALSO  Our Homemade  Style Fish & Chips  Dollar  FOODS  886-2111  PICTURE CHRISTMAS...  886-2111  Sum  FOR THE  CHRISTMAS SEASON  ATTHEJEAN SHOP  The  Gulf  Islanders  $1.75  THE JEAN SHOP     Lower Gibsons Village  .,,..,.,      Kurt  .-^ f,. i Vonnegut  ��:���      SLAPSTICK  $4.45  ����������������������  Lillooet  Stories  $1.75  HDP    f  Bookstore  Next to Sears  in Gibsons Harbour area  886-7744  Native  Languages  and  Culture  $1.75  Glad to hear that Len Coates  is improving and who knows he  may walk into the hall one of  these nights and surprise us all.  Keep up the good work Ken and  you will be out of there in no time  flat.  We are going to try and get  our Friday night Fun Night  started again. Irene has already  got a bunch of games and is  going to order some more so  let's get behind this and give  it a boost. There will be all  kinds of games to choose from  including a table tennis set  so come out and get limbered  up. It.:will be good for what  ails you and will get your away  from the Boob Tube for a while.  Irene is a very concientious  person and is always thinking  of other people, trying to make  them happy. 7 It is no wonder  they asked her to be the Welcome  Wagon hostess, because she is  certainly suited for the job.  So please, get behind the Friday  night Fun Night which will be  discussed at our general meeting.  Who knows, we may be able to  get it started next month. As I  have said before, a branch is  only as good as its membership wants it to be. So don't  wait for the other fellow to do  it, just dig right in and try it  yourself and if you cannot make  it alone I am sure that there  will always be someone around  to give you a helping hand.  I have found this to be the case  while I have been your president, if I couldn't do the job  alone, I could always call on  someone to help me, and that is  what life in my estimation, is  all about, helping out the other  fellow when he or she needed  help.  Come cr$  with me  Well I guess I will have to  draw to a close but please keep  these dates in mind. Carpet  Bowling and executive meeting  Wednesday, Nov. 30th, Bus  trip to Vancouver, Wed. Dec.  7th, Phone Vi Lynds at 886-7428  for reservations as soon as possible. Friday night Fun Night  possibly in December, New Years  Eve Frolic, Dec. 31st. Buffet  lunch will be served at midnight.  Tickets $2.00 each. Now I must  close hoping these few lines  find you all enjoying good health  and hope to see you all at the  December general meeting.  Adios Amigos  Dear Ann:  Why is it this time of year,  though Xmas, seems such a  depressing time to so many  people? I hear so often the.  remark "I hate Christmas*' but  just the same they go through  the motions, shopping, decorating and baking. Some people I  know take off on vacation at  this time. That seems rather  empty to me.  '   Why?  Dear Why:  ' I can think of many reasons.  Those of us who have always  loved Christmas find our; other  expenses rising and our Xmas  money  shrinking.     Some hayefj"  close families through, their/life {.  they are planning surprises and  hiding toys, come Xmas morning'  there   are   the   loved   children^  squealing and throwing paper.  ���Your father, mother and grandmother's aunts and uncles -all '  those people that love 'you just  because you are you. They make"  your early Christmases and the ;  childrens'  a very  happy, time,  lots of goodies, the smell of green  boughs and baking through the'  house.     It was a magic time,  a happy time.   Now the beloved''  people close to you, most of them '  die; your children live at a dis-r*  tance, they grow tip and their '  taste is a mystery to you.   Since '  you   can't   surprise   br   dazzle '?!  them anymore, shopping is dif-7  ficult.    Be consoled, show your '  love as best you can.   When you  have grandchildren make some :,  one happy, surprise some one you  care   about,   to   have   a   warm  gathering at your house around  the tree.    If it's too expensive,  get several friends or relatives.*!  to   bring   different  parts   of       *'  supper party and get together  That's  the  warm  close  feeling -il  that is missed.   Draw .names so-*!  that you all can unwrap a present, jj'  but do not go broke trying to'3  buy  a  present  for .every' one. *|i  Then you have control and ^on'tjSj  feel sad. .������.',       ' - jjj  rf  ��r *'i  ���iaftw-ww  :��a.ri*tp-  Jfoobs;  DELI  and  HEALTH FOODS  We are not a  Supermarket but  our Health Food  prices are the  BEST IN TOWN!  Kodak, Agfa &  Fuji '_���*-.   Film  SMILE WITH  WILLIAMS  fPHOTO FINISHING]  886-2936  .Gibsons Harbour  Dear Ann: XX ){f  When love dies, or the re*'!2*" 7jj{  tion that it.wasn't theife4iit��yqu '$t  and you'd, like tn leave, I find.it,  hard to be true to myself and j  still leave gracefully. Is there |  a way to leave and hurt yours?  partner as little as possible? i  Splitting I  Dear Splitting: '���  I guess I'm for the clean break ���">  for several reasons. You wouldn't >.  cut off a dog's tail a little at a |  time until you reached the de- 7  sired length. It would prolong  the agony and delay the healing.;  To try and emotionally withdraw *  a little at a time isn't as kind as .<  it would seem. You are delaying  resuming your freedom:, and  living. Also the mate who is  being left, they keep hoping as 7.  long as you' are there even part ���'���  of the time and it delays their 7  resuming their life and filling ,'j  your space meaningfully. I don't j  think you can gracefully leave J  someone who doesn't want you 7  to go. If you wait to grow apart ������':  it might take years and 1 don't ;i  like to see anyone waste their 'j  youth that way. If children are ',  involved I feel it is worth a long '�����  try to keep their back ground |  secure and give them all the.';  love they need to be well adjusted":  human beings - but that's another '  story. |  BONNIEBROOK LODGE  On the Beautiful Sunshine Coast at Gower Point  ��� Guestrooms (Breakfast Included)  ��� Dining Room    886-9033   ,\^0SSS^  Harvest  of  Salmon  $9.95  Navigating  the  Coast  $1.75 Question: What do you think of the first  snow of the season?  NORA HILL  "I don't think people  wore ready for it, they didn't  have their snow tires on an  ��� have their snow tires on and  it caused a lot of problems  yesterday. Maybe now  they'll be ready."  IKUU��I��WWI^M1  The advertisers on these pages  are members oft  GIBSONS HARBOUR  BUSINESS ASSOCIATION  Coast News, November 29,1977.  The G.H.B.A. will be sponsoring a  contest for the Best Decorated house  this Christmas. First prize is $50.00.  To enter, or for more information,  call 886-7241 or 886-9737.  Be a Winner -  vsnt*1-  XillHt  Shop  ��  WENDY WALTON  "I don't. I'm from Ontario  and   I'm   not  expecting  all  this snow at once."  D.J. HAUKA  "It's disgusting. It's an  ultimate hassle and I also  think that if you had to  shovel it you wouldn't like  it either."  DAVESECORD  "i'm not too thrilled about  it. I was up fishing at  Pender Harbour and I had to  leave my boat up there,  couldn't bring it down. I've  gotta go back up sometime  when there's no snow."  The winner this week of the  tickets to the Aquarium is  Kay & Nelson Moore. The  closest cash register total to the  secret chosen amount wins  Aquarium tickets for the whole  family, plus ah Aquarium Guide  Book. Shop Co-op and Win!  CO-OP  %.��%$&  New Horizons      ""*M"tt?r.HM^  sm��.  by Tom Walton  By way of a change, the Nov.  21st meeting of the Elphinstone  New Horizons opened with ten  rounds of Bingo.   Mr. Bill Grose  acted as the caller for the Casino  while the  gamblers below  put  their chips on the line under the  *>N's";   circling  the   "O's"   or  merely applying postage stamps  as directed.     All  enjoyed   the  change however, particularly the  ten   lucky   winners:       Ladles:  Lill   Shields,   Olive   Provencal,  Gladys Ironside, Madeline Grose,  Marian Cupit, Noreen Spaner and  Edith Fraser.    Only three men  made the  grade:  Len   Hornet,  Jick James and  Joe   Kevtesz.  Congratulations!  'This period of deep concentration was followed by the regular activities. All able-bodied  bowlers were ordered to "man  their posts" at the alley, and soon  the shouts of joy or wails  of  dispair were audibly intermingled  in the musical discord. The Bridge players retired to their dens  to hibernate, and the Whisters,  Cribbagers and Scrabblers settled down to prove their metals.  The writer made the tactical  error of challenging Jack Shields  at crib and took three bad beatings in a row. "A sadder and a  wiser man I rose the morrow  morn."  The aroma of coffee and the  tasty refreshments served by  the good ladies made a happy  ending to a very nice afternoon  of fun for all of us. It was a pleasure to see Bill and Bessie Clark  back again, also Bill Fraser after  his recent illness, take it easy  now! We hope the other "Missing links" will all be back with us  before long.  On Dec. 5th, Mr. Jim Ironside  will be showing his colour slides  on the subject of "Flowers"  (Horticulturists take particular  note), and Dec. 12th is the date  of our Christmas Party. Two  items to note, 1. Those wishing  to attend the party are requested  to notify a member of the committee for the information of the  caterers; and 2.  A book is being  provided in which to enter the  names of those who intend to  purchase copies of our. booklet  "Remembering Roberts Creek"  when it becomes available in  the new year. Cheerio, and see  you next Monday.  jflfifc      REAL ESTATE  *  INSURANCE  TtLOnOti_     box 238 1589 Marine Drive Gibsons,  AGENCIES LTD  RON McSAVANEY  AGENT  885-3339  OFFICE: 886-2248  JOHN BLACK  886-7316  Peninsula Cleaners  & Laundry  DRVCLEPnmC  seruite  WHARF ROAD  SECHELT  885-9554  ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS  1521 GOWER PT. RD.  GIBSONS, B.C.  886-2200  DOGWOOD  DON'T FORGET...  The Gibsons Harbour Business Association Meeting is  this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.  ��� Breakfast Anytime  ��� Lunches & Dinners  ��� 886-2888 Lower Gibsons  ,o-op  Enriched  Flour  ���2.29  20 Ib. Bag  Sunlight  POWDERED  DETERGENT  15.29  101b.  Co-op  MANDARIN  ORANGE  SEGMENTS  v2/89*  ���^^lOfl.oz.  Kraft  MIRACLE  WHIP        32 fl.  DRESSING oz.  ��1.39  '';.<:.-���.'   'l.J.'V.-f'    >A   i>.\i���'.'.'    *_'d   OT   U'l.Ofl  r/U'-ii   "i.i  '~--f% **_?*>��� r7*-' ?% 1 *\  Skates and  Curling Equipment  to clear -  ���^ �� SSS Blli  Curling Gloves  List $16.95  SALE $8.95  Curling Shoes  List $28.95  SALE $20.00  Curling Brooms  List $14.95  SALE $8.95  SKATES-  Bauer Supreme  Bauer Black Panther  Doaust  Ladies Doaust Figure Skates  Girls Doaust Figure Skates  List $117.00  List $65.00  List $65.00  List $39.95  List $33.95  SALE $79.95  SALE $46.95  SALE $35.00  SALE $29.95  SALE $23.95  HOCKEY EQUIPMENT  Goalie Pads G.P. 66  Goalie Pads G.P. 59 L  Goalie Gloves G.M. 12  Goalie Gloves G.M. 12 Jr.  Goalie Pads G.M. 12 P.W.  List $145.75  List $308.75  List$177.75  List $105.25  List $65.25  SALE $115.75  SALE $180.75  SALE $140.25  SALE $79.20  SALE $48.50  All other Hockey Equipment on Special'  ALL SPORTS  Marine Inc.  In Gibsons Harbour  886-9309  Lowney's  ���MARASCHINI  CHERRIES  2/M.49,  8oz.  Co-op  Extra Fancy  LONG GRAIN  RICE  *1.39  4 Ibs.  Co-op  DILL PICKLES  Polski or  Garlic 99*  32 fl. oz.  Co-op  Bread Dough  White or Brown      *4    ��*q  5's 1 .fcW  Co-op Fancy  Kernel Corn  2 lb.  .>   J   J   ,  .r ,.��   .�� ..r   .��    I  ��� >     .7   ..7     .7     .7     .7       f  .7   J    ..,     .7    J  Your  We reserve the right to limit quantities.  has more to offer.  Prices Effective:  LieC.   I | mif o.  Thurs., Fri., Sat.  MMmmmmMM)  . .1   ..7   ..      .. 8.  Coast News, November 29,1977.  DO NOT MAP IMS AD!  Ladies: this ad is for you:  Our suggestion of great gift ideas for the handyman  on your Christmas list     _ AJ SALE pmcES  ���K��S,W,K*K,.*W,.,.*.*.*iw.*.*.*AV  #7610  3/4 HP Router  Vertical depth adjustment  precision calibrated in  1/64". Burnout protected  motor. Easy to follow  manual included. Maximum motor output, % hp.  $53.99  #7340  7 1/4"   Circular   Saw  Fast, husky motor. Heavy  cast aluminum quadrant  for accurate bevel settings.  Ball and roller bearings for  long life. $59.95  ���������"���%-���������*���>  ������������������������������������������V��V.%V  #7740  t0"    Dewalt  Power Shop  Powered with single  voltage, direct drive motor.  Manual motor brake. On  top, up front controls.  Maximum depth of cut,  3". 10" blade.  $335.65  NOW  Metal Frame Stand  Model R1201 Metal Frame  Stand for Dewalt Power  Shop. Measures 35  $34.45  #7514  Two    Speed     Jigsaw  High speed for wood and  compositions, low speed for  metal and plastic. Calibrated tilting shoe mekes  brated tilting shoe makes  level and compound mitre  cuts. Double insulated.  Includes wood cutting  blade.  $24.15  16" bar delivers the power  with a lively 32 cc. engine  and adds the labour saving  Auto-Sharp, which allows  you to sharpen at the touch  of a button. Also features  wrap around Chain Brake/  Hand Guard, soft grip  handle and a throttle  advance for easy starts.  $169.00  *��:���:���:���:���:���:���  ���:���:�����:���:��  KWWWWwywWWWXWWJWJXOK'MOMWCW^,  SOMETHING  NEW  True Temper  Cordless Weedwhip  This rechargable weed  trimmer is truly portable  as it needs no cord and can  be used ANYWHERE,  ANYTIME.  $59.95  ACTIVIST II  #7140  3/8"   Deluxe Variabl  Speed Reversing Drf  Use as drill or screw  driver. Reversing switch.  Trigger gives continuous  action at any speed.  $28.65  #7490  1/2 Sheet Dual Action  Finishing Sander  41/2" x 11" sanding surface,  double insulated. Oribal  and straight line motion.  Built-in    fan    and    dust  Student Lamp  SALE $16.99  collector.  $31.35  &s&&&^  The Luxo Activist II, with  4-way bracket for multiple  mounting. Attractive contemporary style.  #7301  7Va" Circular Saw  Burnout protected motor  keeps sawdust away from  cutting line. Bevel and  depth adjustment made  quickly and easily. 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The Sunshine ((|  Second Front Page  Open House OES #65  grateful  Several stores in the Harbour  area, Gibsons, held Open House  last Sunday to give people a  chance to decide on their Christmas shopping in an unhurried  atmosphere. It was a great  success.  Visitors could have a cup of  coffee and a sandwich and, with  no pressure on them to buy,  could examine the merchandise  at their leisure.  "I had a great time," said  Gerry Boezewinkle, of the Jean  Shop. "People came in as a  whole family. I think I enjoyed  myself as much as any of the  customers."  The idea was initiated by Helen  of Helen's .Fashions, and was  such a success that she decided  to do the same thing next Sunday  at her Sechelt store.  Police news  Apart from extra duty incurred  by last week's snow storm,  Gibsons RCMP have been mainly  At the Community Forum, this lady is shown  signing the petition that was being circulated in  favour of the Soames Point fields being retained  as a Heritage Park.  Soames Field as Park?  The members of Mt. Elphinstone Chapter #65 Order of the  Eastern Star take this opportunity  to thank the people of the Sunshine Coast for supporting them  by attending their annual Bazaar  on Saturday, November 19th.  The following is a list of those  who were lucky ticket holders  for the various draws.  Door prize, Mrs. Louise Lang,  Past Matron's prize, Mr. Jim  Foster, Vancouver, Cut glass  bowl, Mr. and Mrs. John Donnelly, Xmas cake, Mrs. Longman,  Xmas light picture, Shawn Trousdale, knitted baby set, Lori  Skytte, Macrame frame, Jean  Cameron, Humpty Dumpty doll,  Nancy Douglas, carrot pudding  weight guessing, Dorothy Bosch,  tablecloth, Mrs. Simpson, West  Vancouver, petit point, Marilyn  Wigard, 1st hamper, Ann Kirkham, Vancouver, 2nd hamper,  Betty Henniker, 3rd hamper,  Sam MacKenzie.  involved in clearing up the back Pen^e j-   clinic  Two conflicting view's of what  should be done with the Soames  Field halfway between Grant  field halfway between Grant;  Landing are presently before the  Regional Board. On the one hand  there is a proposed housing  development on the property  which has been brought before  the board by Gibsons Realty.  On the other hand a group calling  itself the Soames Point Green  Belt Heritage Park Committee  would have the property preserved as a parkland.  This latter group has recently  come forward to urge the Regional Board to acquire the property so that it might be retained  as a park. Shirley Macey, Vice  President of the Heritage Park  Committee, recently gave these  .-reassonsffor therXetentjoiyof the, , Vice-President  [rpropertyas a'^park: 1. It provides *  ' easy^ccess'' to' Soames-HiH and  is within walking distance to  most suri-ounding communities;  2. It is the only available land  left with a class one beach and  bay area on West Howe Sound  that can be accessible to the  public; 3. The population of the  South-East Sunshine Coast is  definitely on the increase with  proposed sawmill and chipping  mill developments on West  Hose Sound, in addition to  existing industry; 4. The  property is of historical significance in that it is the last 4.3  of the   160  acres   home-  steaded' by the Soames family.  According to Macey the cost  to taxpayers would amount to  only $7.00 per year for local taxpayers over the next twenty years  if it was funded by the area; the  cost, Macey says, would drop to  only/$4.00 per year for twenty  years if it was funded regionally.  "The Regional District has the  option to buy this property as  a possible start to a Regional  Park Plan for the Sunshine Coast,  but it must do this by February  20, 1978." said Macey. "The  dedicated people who are trying,  to secure this property as a  natural greenbelt for the enjoyment of all need support,"  said the Heritage Park Committee  The Heritage Pm?*;Committee ~x  have already written to Victoria  and received their initial support  and the support and concern  of the Regional District but now  seek to receive the views of the  community. Vice-President  Macey asks that all Sunshine  Coast residents write to the Heritage Park Committee in care of  the     community     newspapers.  log of recent break-ins and vandalism reports. The word is  that their success rate in this  clean-up is higher than ususal.  Two further break-ins occurred  last week. On November 24th  Shelly Thompson caught a juvenile in her home and informed  the police, who apprehended  him. On the 20th, the Robertson's house on Lower Road had  a quantity of jewelery, valued at  under $200. taken.  The possible theft of a 12-foot  boat on Lower Road was reported  by Mrs. Guzzi, there is a chance  that the boat ..may have come  adrift in a high wind although  it was tied to another boat which  still remained.  On Wednesday, during the  snow storm with the school  buses out of commission, a brave  little six-year-old girl decided  that she would walk home to  Port Mellon, . luckily she was  picked up by a motorist, and  eventually delivered to her  worried parents. None the worse  from her experience, she thanked  the  driver  and  said that   they  *��^iii��i2Si��i:  ^lilPtPiiiie  .7��fe  m  - diabetics  An event of interest to all  diabetics and their families will  take place at the Pender Harbour  and District Health Centre in  Madeira Park on Saturday,  December 3rd, in the form of a  Diabetic Teaching Clinic.  The purpose of this clinic,  which is the first of its kind to be  held on the Sunshine Coast, is  to update diabetics' knowledge  in ' view of recent research in  the field, stress the importance  for diabetics of a balanced lifestyle and reinforce previous  teaching.  The morning will begin at 7:30  with registration, supervised injections and breakfast. This  will be followed by films and  lectures by Dr.. Ed Berinstein  and Nurse Practitioner Darlane  Snell, lasting until 11:30 a.m.  A fee of $2.00 per person will be  charged and the health clinic  asks all who plan to attend to  contact them by December 1st  at 883-2764. n'.>.  GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE  Increase your chance of 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. 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Wood up to 14 Hours    \  CONVERTS TO A FIREPLACE INSTANTLY  Use as an Airtight or Fireplace  WEfNSTALL  Unitsl& "Chimneys  -'���vt-  Your chojcejof Hearths  Free Estimates  . DO YOU HAVE A FIREPLACE THAT DOESN'T WORK?  OR SMOKES OR DOESN'T HEAT?  CONVERT YOUR FIREPLACE INTO AN ECONOMICAL AIRTIGHT HEATING UNIT  THAT WILL ACTUALLY HEATYOUR HOME ^  FIREPLACE ADAPTER  Tho Schrader  WOOD STOVES  it Queen heats homesjup to 1,600sq. ft  >  King heats homes to 2,000 sq. ft.  FIREPLACE STOVES  a ACORNS        # THERMOSTAT CONTROLLED  ^CHIMNEYS ATLANTA HOMESTEADER  i  FRANKLINS  *  ALL TYPES OF HEATERS  * YOUR CHOICE OF HEARTHS & WAUL  i FINISHINGS^ 10.  ��� - >*-'  Coast News, November 29,1977  On the rocks  by Pat Edwards  The famous Sunshine Coast  hospitality was in evidence again  this past weekend as the men  hosted their annual open bonspiel. Rinks from North Vancouver, Powell River, Squamish,  North Delta, Sechelt, and Vancouver's Arbutus Club joined  local rinks to compete for more  than $1,000 in prizes.  A team of local high school  boys skipped by Darren Craze  shone throughout the 'spiel.  They dropped the Clarke rink  from Sechelt on Friday night and  came through again on Saturday with wins against the local  Drombolis rink and Powell  River's Boese rink. They were  finally defeated on Sunday by  the Gow rink, but not before  they had established themselves  as. strong contenders in future  bonspiels. Darren, Steve Dulyk,  Steve Clayton and Jim McEwen  are to be congratulated for their  fine showing against many experienced curlers.  At press time, the C and D  event finalists were still to be  decided, as was the opponent  for the  McLean  rink in the  B  event. Finalists in the A event  are the Yetman rink from North  Vancouver, who defeated a strong  rink skipped by Brian Gilchrist,  and the Gow rink mentioned  above.  Bonspiel Chairman Maurice  Pearson wishes to thank all those  who helped to make the 'spiel  so successful. Many members  of the club pitched in to give our  visitors a good weekend of curling. Special thanks to the  ladies for their many hours in  the kitchen, and for all the delicious food served, throughout  the spiel. Many of the visitors  were impressed with the quality  and variety of the food available.  A special attraction on Saturday evening was the unscheduled  apperance of the one and only  "Peaches Pearson". Unfortunately "she" had no advance  billing and many patrons missed  the appearance. Others wished  they had. It is hoped that we  will be able to book "her" for  a future engagement.  Don't forget the general  meeting in the lounge on Tuesday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m.  Outgoing Mayor Larry Labonte threw the ceremonial first stone at the curling bonspiel  held last weekend.  CAMpbell's  FAMILY SHOES and  LEATHER GOODS  "IN THJE:I#EART OF DOWNTOWN SECHELT"  Pie  Be  rre  Your friendly neighbourhood  drop-off pjpiht for Coast News  Classified^ Ads.  Christmas Is Happiness  ��� -* ^ * >,'  tinessls....  'rail T��au  SPORTS   '  rton  fogged out  Burrrrr   Pierre Berton was slated to be  on hand to sign copies of his  books at Sechelt's Books and  Stationary last Friday.  Unfortunately   due   to   heavy  ' fog at the airport he was unable  to land, and his tight schedule  made it  impossible for him to  return later.  For those who were disappointed, there is still a chance  to get an autographed book.  The book store in Powell River  is going to have extra signed and  shipped to the Sechelt store.  Coast strokers  by Dennis Gray the  machine?      In   selecting  a  People often ask, what is the dealer you should find the answer  best bike for me? This is a diffi- to these questions.   Can he and  cult but very important question, will  he  service  the   machines?  since most motorcycles are  for Has  he  a good stock of parts  recreation    and    entertainment and accessories?   Are his labour  riding them is the only way to  get your dollar value. It is  therefore most important to make  the first bike a suitable one.  A small used bike is Hke a  ticket to yesterday's football  game. Everybody assumes you  have used up its value and often  this is exactly the case. Many  people who trust in blind faith  and luck fund that their bargain  priced bike is only a third or less  of the cost to get it running,  that's why they got it so cheap.  As for brands, all manufacturers  make good and not so good  models, unless you are familiar  with these models you must trust  your dealer. This brings us to  the second point, where to buy  SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST  MODERATE COST LOCAL OR DISTANT BURIALS  CREMATIONS - MEMORIALS- PRE-ARRANGEMENTS  886-9551  1665 Seaview  Gibsons  rates high? Is he just a flash in  the pan, will he still be there  when I need the parts? And most  important, is he a biker or just  there for a fast buck?  Many dealers only work on  the make of machine they sell,  and for good reason. Stocking  parts is expensive and some  manufacturers have a delivery  time of several months for even  vital parts. This reflects badly  on the dealer. Further, a dealer  will be much more interested in  helping you if you bought the  bike from him.  Once you have decided where  to buy your bike you must decide the type of bike, street,  dual purpose or off road. For  beginners I would recommend  dual purpose (Enduro). Next  the size must be decided upon.  Many people are intimidated by  size and cost and select a bike  which, is too small. You. don't  have to use the full power potential of a machine, but it is nice  to have the choice. Remember,  as your skills improve you will  expect more from the machine  and finally, price. No one knows  better than you what you can  afford. There are however,  very definite minimum prices,  below which is only junk and if  you can't afford a good bike  believe me, you can't afford junk.  Unfortunaely, the price of bikes  like every other commodity is  increasing and will likely continue to increase for some time.  SOLD,  SERVICED  &  INSTALLED  by  Sunshine  Products  Run Out Of Gift Ideas??  x:.0tiin you haven't stopped by  your sporting equipment headquarters.  Even Santa Agrees ... Sporting Goods Make  Great Gifts . ..  We have lots of in-store specials  MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  STOP BY  TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS  TO   SERVE YOU BETTER  SUNNYCREST PLAZA  GIBSONS 886-8020  Cowrie Street  SECHELT  885-2512  (R. Sasaratt)  886-7411  I  WE'VE MOVED....  NEW     LOCATION     ACROSS     FROM  SECHELT LEGION  Yamaha  1978 Yamahas in stock  New & Used  coo:"c-clc  Stop In and   ^ f\Q7  Save L\J AO  We service  what we Sell  Mechanic  on Duty  Tuesday  - Saturday  YAMAHAS & SUZUKIES  885-2030  DL01485A  Much ado about something:  or, two more for the road  by Fran Berger  "To be fit, or not to be fit, - that  is the question:/ Whether 'tis  nobler in the mind to suffer/ The  slings and arrows of outrageous  George Matthews,/ Or to take  legs against a sea of troubles,/  And by opposing, end them?"  If the immortal Bard and Hamlet had a tough struggle with  a similar question over three  centuries ago, you can imagine  what a hard time I'm having  with it, especially while still  reeling from the blows dealt  to me by Mr. Matthews last  week! Never in my wildest  dreams did I image that my  simple challenge to "Beat on the  Fitness Drum just one loud boom  from page two" would result  in a whole column being devoted  to attacking my personal idio-  syncracies! Which, I feel compelled to add, were either totally  misrepresented or else I am living  under the grandest of delusions.  We have all experienced at some  time that peculiar phenomenon  known as "deja vu", the feeling  that you have been here before,  and the things that are happening  have already happened once. In  reading Mr. Matthews column  I had just the opposite reaction:  I thought I knew what was going  on, but his description of me and  my approach to fitness was so  totally foreign that I barely recognized myself; indeed, if he hadn't  used my name he would have  fooled me completely! (Which  I'm not so sure wasn't his intention anyway!) So I must reply,  trying not to feel too offended or  defensive, and at the risk of  appearing "self-righteous" and  "fanatical" I shall attempt  merely to clarify some of his  "faux pas". I'm afraid you'll  just have to put up with another  of my "hysterical harangues"  Mr. Matthews - but then, you  asked for it.  A "busy body" am I? Well,  you bet! My body hasn't been  this busy running and jumping  since I was weaned from my  tricycle! Promoting fitness and  keeping my body busy is my JOB,  Mr. Matthews, just as counselling is yours ��� although I'm  thinking that maybe we should  scare up a second-hand bugging  device and check on what you're  telling our young people about  "physical fitness! '-^l^-' -'-' -v'7^.  ' 'You'heed a "damn good reason" to work at getting fit, do  you? Well, so do I, and having  earlier confessed my thwarted  efforts to come up with the self-  discipline necessary to develop  this habit my feeble attempts at  jogging, I now have exactly  the good reason I need to put  my body through a workout  almost every day: it's what my  job demands. That makes it  easy. This is my golden opportunity to get my body into shape  and hopefully build the habits  that will keep it that way. And  it's all in a day's work! (the  Protestant ethic I can handle  but - not guilt, thank you. I'm  trying hard not to believe in it.)  I'm not raving about fitness  because I have nothing better  to do while waiting for my sprouts  to grow, $ get paid to make it  easy for YOU to get some exercise, too. Of course I'm not  advocating that everyone spend  as much time as I do indulging  in physical activity - for heaven's  sake, it's a full-time job. Sometimes I feel almost fitnessed-out!  But if there is anything you would  like to do that you need to get  fit for, or if you would like to  do something just for fun (our  motto) that, as a side-effect  would also get you into better  4B&  shape, well that's what I'm here  for. To health with you, get  it? If I can make YOUR attempt  to be physical in any way easier,  well Fran's my name and fitness  is my game! You might say we  run a "body shop", a place  where one can get help with keeping the body's joints well-lubricated and the total machine running smoothly, with performance  on demand, but the trick at this  body shop is that you have to do  the work yourself. You can provide your own reasons and  rationale for doing it - or I'll  come up with a few good ones  for you if you're short of them.  Either way, I'm here to make fitness possible. IF YOU WANT  IT! The choice is always yours.  As an hysterical and fanatical  fitness freak, I should probably  be jogging for joy at the challenge  you have offered me. Here's my  big chance to prove the glories  of wheatgerm and herbal tea -  which of course are the staples  of my diet, give or take a daily  pound of watercress. But I  can't see any way that I can  possibly devote any more time to  physical fitness and do the  training necessary for the longdistance run that you have  challenged me to. Such a run  requires a lot of special preparation or it can be very hard on  the body. I'm glad you're going  into training right away! I'm  sure Barb Laakso could whip  me into shape with just a few  weeks of her exercise and jogging sessions, (which you're most  welcome to attend), but I feel  I'm already devoting enough  time and energy to being physical, and I'd really rather spend  my spare time with a good book.  As you said, there are other  fine things in life besides fitness. Besides, jogging isn't  really my thing, and to date I  don't even own a pair of running  shoes with which to besneaker  my feet!  And just what kind of competition could there be between  you and me? It would somehow  insult my sense of femininity  to accept a challenge to a feat of  physical endurance from a man  not only in the prime of his life,  but also a rugby player of sufficient repute that he was judged  rookie ofthe year! And, slim as  it may be, the possiblity is there ������.,-  what if your stamina Wasn't  greater than mine? I would be  most surprised, which is fine,  but you would probably be so  deflated that you would bad-  mouth fitness to your grave!  I can't risk that, Mr. Matthews!  You say that challenge is the  key to male fitness. Well, perhaps competition has a place in  sports, but I do not see fitness  as a "me being better than you"  kind of endeavour. Rather, it  is each person striving for an  optimum - not necessarily maximum - level of health that allows  one to feel good and to enjoy  life as fully as one would like.  I do my best for me and my  needs, and you do the same for  you.   In the struggle for fitness  and capacities can determine  the results. It is the ultimate  test in personal strenth, of  whatever kind.  - And so, Mr. Matthews, while  I won't accept your challenge  in the way that you have made  it, make yourself a personal  challenge and I will agree to  meet you in Gibsons on April 1st  to go for a run. I promise to run  as far as I possibly can, and then  I will spur you on to make it the  rest of the way to Sechelt. As  no matter how far I run I will be  a winner for me, it will be great  to read what you have to say  about wheatgerm and cardio-  vasular exercise. If you do your  research we should both learn,  something. As for my part,  I'm sure that one piddly beer  would hardly suffice after a marathon of the magnitude that you  have proposed. Mr. Matthews,  I promise that I will buy ydu one  beer for every mile that you run  on April 1st, - and if that should  be more than you can consume  in one sitting at the Golden  Barrel, I shall personally deliver  the remainder to your home for  you to enjoy at your leisure.  Come to think of it, if you quit  smoking and get into shape the  way you claim that you want to,  why your body probably won't  even mind coping with the occasional binge of debauchery.  Being a man of moderation, we  certainly wouldn't want you to  give up decadence completely.  In fact, as you are an avowed  advocate of the "Golden Mean",  wanting extremes to neither left  nor right, I'm sure it would be  most appropriate and no one  would mind if you did your run  down the very middle of the  road!  One final comment in closing.  Almost the biggest - and perhaps  the most important - part of my  job is to tease, tempt, and persuade people to get involved in  some kind of physical activity,  and to convince them that the  overall body/mind state.referred  to as fitness is a desirable state  to be in, whether it's to allow  you to do other things, or just to  feel good. I'm to spur people on  to do something which requires  discipline, and which is hard  work, but which,will ultimately  benefit them, ������ .That's a difficult  task at the best of times -even  harder when there's opposition.  But I guess I must be doingmy  job reasonably well. My ��� approach, which you describe, as  "wheedling, nagging, and cajoling", and which I see as reason  tempered with a "soft sell" -  may not be your favourite, but it  must work. After all, amazing  as it may seem, the notorious  fitness-hater George Matthews  himself has almost promised to  stop smoking and drinking, and  says he wants to run in with me  next spring! Fait accompli?  P.S. Since you asked, there's  a "For Men Only" class on  Mondays at 8:00 p.m. in the  Chatelech gym, if you're interested, George. And please call  our  office  for  the   information  we must BOTH be winners, Mr.7you want on nutrition and exer-  Matthews. Let's forget about  losing, because winning is definitely where it's at!:  Besides, the most noble form  of challenge, and the only one  that is really worth rising to,  is the personal challenge, the  goal one sets for oneself, which  requires no external recognition  or approval to give it merit. This  is the hardest form of challenge  to meet, for there is no one else  against whom to pit one's strength, and only one's inner drives  Lee for  Area C  Regional  Council  Director  Thank you to ALL who democratically  voted in the regional election, and those  who would have voted, but were unable  to do so, and especially those who voted  me into office.  I will look after the best interests of  ALL in Area 'C, irrespective of political  colour. WE are ALL part of Area 'C  team, we will be playing together these  next two years.  Let's make them vintage years.  Sincerely,  Charles Lee  vcise. We've got lots to offer  you :v Even better, drop in sometime/ We'll make up a fresh  pot of tea for you, herbal, of  course!  Basketball  ByD.J.Hauka  Elphinstone Senior Boys  basketball team continues to  show promise after completing  their first week of competition.  The Cougars dropped their first  two games by narrow margins  to Squamish and Pemberton  at the Hillside tournament.  After that shaky start, however, Elphinstone defeated Powell  River's Max Cameron Secondary'  - 65-63. It was an exciting game  for the large turnout of fans as  the action went from end to end.  Max Cameron led for most of  the game,pressing the Cougars  throughout the first half, but  fine rebounding by Wally Nygren  and Brad Quarry drew the Elphi  team from a 12-point deficit  into a narrow three point lead  which held up in the last few  minutes of play. High scorer's  for that game were Wally Nygren;  with twenty and Brad Quarry with  fifteen.  Elphinstone gave no heart  attacks to their fans as the  Cougars '������ walloped Cariboo  Hill 109-51 last Thursday. Th��5  second string was responsible'  for . rolling up most of those  points; another indication of  Elphinstone's potential. High  scorers were Bruce Gibb, 18jj  Wally Nygren, 16, and Brian  Partridge with 16.  The next home game for Elphi  is this Thursday at six, when'the  Cougars take on Pender Harbour  Secondary.  V  I  I Coast News, November 29, 11  '"fttwt;  The Abbotsford team fought back briefly at the  end of the second period of Saturday's hockey  game and are shown here scoring one of their  four goals on Gales goalie D'Arcy Blake. Abbots-  ford scored two goals in quick succession but  then the Gales bounced back with two of their  own to make the score 8-3 at the end of the  second period.  Gales impressive in weekend games  ���� . -^:     ��pf>.saw   battle   E  Saturday night the Peninsula  Gales looked impressive in  skating to ah 8 - 4 victory over  their Abbotsford opponents. The  Gales played intelligent positional hockey moving the puck  well out of their own zone and  always dangerous in the Abbotsford end.  As has been their custom in  most of the games that they  have played, the Gales opened  smartly with Blake scoring at  4.56 of the first period, assisted  by Kennedy. Dave Lamb got ihe  second goal for the home team  less than two minutes later with  Jim Gray and Kelly Bodnarek  drawing the assists. McBrien  got the third goal for the Gales  before Abbotsford scored on  ace goalie Sam Casey at 19.02  mark of the third period. Reimer  got the Abbotsford goal assisted  by Fraser and Thompson and  Gibb drew the assist on the third  Gales goal.  Again  in  the   second  period  the Gales stormed to the attack  ��� '��� another     thrbe!    tfti-  answered goals before Abbotsford could reply. Warren Dixon  scored two goals in ten second  half way through the period, the  first coming at 10.58 and the  second 11.08. Kennedy and Ion  assisted on the first of his goals  with McBrien and Kennedy assisting on the second. Ivan  Dixon got the sixth Gales goal  at 11.54 to put the game well  out of reach. Jim Gray and Dave  Lamb drew the assists. The  spirited Abbotsford team fought  back, however, with goals for  Parkinson and Reimer at 13.10  and 15.57 respectively then it  was the Gales again with Kennedy scoring unassisted at 17.54  and then assisting, his fourth of  the night, on the goal scored by  Orphen at 19.26 of the middle  frame.  Both teams skated and moved  the puck well in .the third period  but the only goal of the period  was scored by Abbotsford's  Lon Fraser at the 18.05 mark.  There were only seven penalties  .in the cleanly. played contest,  three to the home team. h. ���:.:.-,  The visiting team from Abbots-   see-saw battle  going back  and  ford,   bolstered  by   the   arrival   forth-   A possible nasty incident  of some of their regular players  was avoided when Abbotsford's  tneir regular piaycia       who had been unable to be Brian Thompson took an un-  present for the Saturday night provoked punch at defencemari  game, came out on Sunday Sean Van Strepin in the third  afternoon playing a hard-hitting period but Van Strepin refused to  aggressive brand of hockey. The be lured into penalty action and  Gales kept their composure skated away. At this point the  however, despite some obvious efforts of the Abbotsford team  attempts by the Abbotsford t�� intimidate the local team or  team to rile them into retalia- 8oad them into taking penalties  tion and eventually their cool intensified but the Gales were  paid off as they skated off the intent on playing hockey. At  ice with a second straight victory U-34 Abbotsford made the score  against a team which is a member 5-5 when Bilko scored assisted  of the Fraser Valley  Senior  A   by Parkinson but big Jim Gray  who played a strong game all  night got the eventual winner  for the Gales at the 14.08 mark  on assists from Rick Ion and  Robbie Williams. Ion .himself  got the insurance marker for the  Gales at 18.37 on assists from Stu  Orpin and Jim Gray and the Gales  skated off worthy winners.  This was a game in which the  local team again displayed  some considerable poise as  well    as   ability. It's  apparent that the Sunshine Coast  Ha'sa'teamtobep'rdudofhere>';   -    !^J^^:-S  ie individual shown here is testing to see  how accessible Elphinstone High School is for  users of wheelchairs. The scene took place during  Sunday's Community Forum at the High School.  Hockey League  In this game it was Abbotsford who jumped out in front  with a goal by Brown at the  6.15 mark of the first period.  Assists on the play went to  Dutton and Sims. Rick Hackinen  got that one back for the Gales  at 11.06 on assists from Robbie  Williams and Brice Gibb but  Abbotsford. took the lead again  on a goal by Fraser assisted  by Reimer.. less, than a minute  after the Gales gpal.!:iA.t(!17fij8  of the first period Daye }jfcfew-  hort scored for the Gales from  Hackinen and Williams and the  period ended with the teams in  a 2-2 deadlock.  The first ten minutes of the  second period were scoreless  before Mewhort scored again,  putting the Gales in the lead  for the first time in the game.  Rick Ion drew an assist on the  play. Just a minute later "the  scrappy Abbotsford team 'tied it  up again on a goal by their  star forward Parkinsons, assisted  by McCracken. Then Abbotsford went ahead again at the  13.19 mark when Threfell scored  assisted -by Fraser and Parkinson. The Gales showed that they  too were hard to discourage,  however, when they in turn  battled back and scored two  goals before the end of the  period to go out at the end of  the period leading by a .score  of 5-4. Dave Lamb got the first  of the two goals at 14.08 With  Jim Gray and Stu Orpin assisting and then Rick Ion got the  go-ahead marker from Gray and  Ivan Dixon. ������>"'  Again the opening ten minutes  of the period were scoreless in  the third  period  with  a  tough  by Vince Bracewell &  Ian Corrance  This is the second of a two-part  series by Vince Bracewell. Last  week the story ended in 1922  during a flood of the Alouette  River with Vince's father chasing  spawning salmon out of his  mother's flower garden.  Last week I made the statement  that the rising water stopped  3A of an inch short of coming  into our house. Now one might  question the veracity of such  a statement. How could we tell  just where the level of the water  was when it reached its peak?  During the course of trying to  secure tools etc. outside which  included many trips from the  woodshed to the house with the  wash tub floated to the back  porch with a load of fire wood,  my father placed a graduated  rod at the back of the door. This  he checked every hour and found  that the water was rising about  .one inch an hour. At midnight  of the day I had observed the  spawning salmon he found that  the water had reached its peak  and was starting to recede.  Next morning father decided  to go up-stream to the top. of our  property to see what had happened to a stack of cedar fence  posts he had cut. Some time  later we were alerted by a shout  from the field in front of the  house. There was dad riding a  raft offence posts like, a lumber  jack on a river drive! A quick  and easy way. of transporting  the posts to the new fence area  but alas just as he reached a  spot in front of the house he ran  aground on a little knoll and as  he pushed off with a pole the  < raft fell apart and he disappeared  into deeper water. He reap-  ipeared standing in waters up ?to  his arm pits as he ruefully watched his posts drifting towards  the road and neighbour's farm.  The flood was hard on farm  animals and wildlife and one  could see chickens and turkeys  perched on farm buildings and  pheasants, grouse, racoons,  etc. taking refuge in trees and  on fences.  One neighbour, a bachelor  named Bill Coward, had to milk  his cows under water in the  flooded barn. He had intended to  go to town for supplies when  the flood hit and his root cellar  was under water so he decided to  shoot a pheasant that was perched on one of his fence posts.  He shot the poor thing and it  fell into the water and he had to  swim to retrieve it. He waded  into his little shack and got the  fire going in the cook stove,  plucked the bird and placed it  in the oven with the hope that it  would cook before the rising  water put the fire out. When the  pheasant was almost done the  water reached the fire-box and  started to hiss and sizzle, this  frightened the cat which had  eaten the giblets on the kitchen  table. The cat made a frantic  leap and landed on the warming  oven above the stove and collided  with the stove pipe, knocking it  down as it leaped for the bed  which Bill had put up on blocks.  Bill took the bird from the oven  amid flying soot and ashes,  removed his hip boots and joined  the cat on the bed where they  both devoured the under-cooked  meal from the roasting pan.  As the flood waters, receded  I helped my folks clean up the  mess. Silt and mud was everywhere and the brush was full of  driftwood and dead salmon. Just  behind the wood shed in a small  depression was a clump of salmon  berry bushes, I found a bird's  next in the branches and managed to retrieve it.' I excitedly  dashed off to show my parents  my prize and much to their  amazement they found a number  of little pink eggs. Birds eggs  in November! No, they were  salmon eggs that had been  water-borne by the flood and had  settled in the little pocket formed  by the nest. What else would  one expect to find in a salmon  berry bush!! Real "salmon  berries."  ,    .,  tide tab!  Tue. Nov. 29  0050 3.3  0820- 14.7  1410 10.4  1825 12.0  Wed. Nov. 30  0125 3.7  0900 14.7  1510 10.2  1900 11.5  Thur. Dec. 1  0210  0930  1600  1950  Frl. Dec. 2  0250  1020  1700  2115  GIBSONS LANES  Hwy 101,  886-2086  Friday &  Sunday 2 - 5 p.m  Don't  be  disappointed,  reservations  ,885-5500  $5.00 Smorgasbord  Children Under 12 - $2.50  FRIDAY, SATURDAY & S  CANADIAN  CHINESE DISHES  Y  J?8*'-  11:36a^^i;V:00p.m.  Sunda#i&) -9:00 p.m.  tsm>  THANK YOU  I wish to thank the voters of Gibsons who gave  me their vote of confidence to serve them for the  next two years as Alderman and Regional Board  representative. I will try to justify your choice.  JACK MARSHALL  NOW OFFERING  :-xm^'  ��� Fibreglass Repairs  ��� Sleeper Seats ^��= r .  ��� Boating Hardware >#&&.,  .4.  Artificial ftraee r.arrmMVm���&.X~--  hields  ��� Artificial Grass Car  Drop by our shop and see what we can do for y  Joranco Boat Works  #1 Bay at GIBSONS INDUSTRIAL PARK off  -\\   See the sign from highway.  fc^-.  Mm  If you are one of the UNFORTUNATES  who suffered DAMAGE   "'"'  in the recent SNOW...  Bring your  I.C.B.C. estimates to WAL���VEN  To get your I .C.B.C. estimate call collect Doug McCrae  485-2838.  IF SOMEONE PLOWS INTO YOUR CAR, TAKE IT TO.. .  BBB.7igg  8   We handle I.C.B.C. claims. ^JpSSJw^^^^^^w5^  l.II  IL Coast News, November 29,1977.  arriv  Ut Sunny crest Centre  run  Don't forget  to get a picture of me and the kiddies,  a picture you'll treasure in years tocome.  FOR ONLY  $/* 99  % SANTA'S HOURS  through the Holiday Season   will be as follows:  lATURDAY DECEMBER 3 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22  i;from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  and from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.        and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  7 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9  from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10  from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  and from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m:  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16  from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17  from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  and from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21  from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23  from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  You will receive a 5 x 7" colour  photograph of your children on Santa's  knee -  the kids will love it!  Sunny says,  'Seeyou there!'  PLEASE YOURSELF  Please stop by and partake in the enjoyment of  Children's Art Work  On display - by pupils from local schools  Friday December 16      Gibsons Elementary School Choir  1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.  Elphinstone Band ��� Christmas Music  7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.  Monday December 19      Carolers  Gibsons Elementary School  CHRISTMAS WEEK STORE HOURS.  Dec. 19 & 20, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Dec. 21, 22, 21, 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Dec. 24, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  ���>v* �����*.  \ ?.c^ ������ ���-^rr^X"'-*??9*^^''*?*'*?***'  ^j-*..iet**-~?r?lV't?~-* V  Coast News, November 29,1977.>T^  13.  unfl^cr*  WIHATURKEY  EVER* OKf K  dr<3tA>i^bevwade  *i>1��r*Cl  ^*  I***;  l*����:  "-* * *^1"-* ft* ��� ��� * *���  ill  i  MMMi  Gov't Inspected Fresh  pork picnic  75*  SuperValu Fancy  fruit  cocktail  Canada Fancy  Foremost  ice cream  14 oz. Tins  All Flavours  4 Litre Pail  $2.49  apples  Spartan, Red Delicious, or  Golden Delicious    .^  3 lb. Bag  ���i>����BV,.  i^ifi:  only a*  we  e*tedKu&* Nov30 ��� Dec3'  '��� ?"��*,.  -��.-->",'>.T'  ^i"*^*-'-  V  ��l ���   I ���IIP**-' <fc  14.  Coast News, November 29,1977.  Forty years of wireless  M    ��� TWO  GREAT ATTRACTIONS!  don't miss this fabulous night of^***  Ax-' ^x*-**  entertainment!  .***  *+**��s&Lc  &gg@fr  .^v^'tf-**  .***   at the  New Years Eve Dance  V#!^^Ne  e^^K**      in the High School Gym,  -*+*.,;, ;    Gibsons  ^  presented by the Kinsmen Club of Gibsons  ft  Dinner & Wine ft Door Prize  ft  Party Hats & Fancies  All this for only $15.00 per person  Please pick up your tickets early at  Richard's Men's Wear or Gibsons  Western Drug Mart in the Sunnycrest  Centre, Gibsons.  by E. Gordon Kelk  The following is the third of  four in a series reprinted froth  Harbour & Shipping.  Situated high on a cliff overlooking the "Graveyard",  Pachena beamed out bearings to  ocean liners, coastwise freighters, and tramps that- plied the  Pacific converging there on their  way down the Straits of Juan De  Fuca.  As time went on, the worth of  this station became quite evident, and a great increase in  the number of bearings given  were duly noted and recorded.  Typical of ships using this service, was the Hudson's Bay  steamer' Baychimo, returning  from a prolonged trading cruise  in the Arctic. Approaching Vancouver Island in foggy weather,  her captain, not having "shot  the sun" for several days, had  but a vague notion of his position,  and asked for bearings. Visability  was less than half a mile, and for  all he knew, his ship .could have  been almost on the beach, or  miles offshore, the strong tides  in those parts being the determining factor. Receiving a series  of bearings, his vessel reached  the Swiftsure Lightship and the  entrance ofthe straits safely.  As the lifeline of D/F stations  were extended, the peril of the  sea diminished accordingly, but  there were exceptions, such  as the grounding of the Norwegian vessel Tatjvana. It was  soupy weather and her master  had not asked for bearings from  the Pachena station. She piled  up on a rocky shore of Village  Island at the entrance of Barclay  Sound. Luckily the sea was calm  as it so often is in fog, and there  was no loss of life. The Pacific  Salvage Company did a good job  in removing her, and after exr  tensive repairs at the yards in  Victoria, she sailed again.  Wallace    Kelk    wrote    many  S  KINSMEN  SUIT OF THE MONTH  CLUB  Twenty Dollars buys you 12 chancds  to win a $200.00 suit or same value  n clothes from Richard's Men's Wear:  ONLY 200 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD:  Draws will be held every second Saturday of each month  startfhg^this December (Just in time for Christmas). Give a ticket  for a jCjiristmas present. All winning tickets will be re-entered  for future clraws.  Tickets available at Richard's Men's Wear, Gibsons Western  Drugs or-any Kinsmen member.  Buyvhpw and get in on the first draw December 10th. Don't  miss this opportunity! Remember - only 200 tickets will be sold!  Windsor  j  1 "x 6" Standard Grade Vee Joint  ilLN DRIED CEDAR  Longs & shorts  ONLY    1  Q*  lin. ft.  CLASSIC CREME 48x901/4  r^/\|\| tZLw      A light coloured sheet.  Vee Groved at 16" centres.    Slight imperfections  ONLY   *4.00  Panel  Windsor Plywood  Gibsons  886-9221  WINDSOR  mi PiYwtoe mm  columns and articles about B.C.  wireless stations, and was an  ardent follower of its development, also a highly skilled operator. An excerpt from one of  his columns (1923) I believe,  typifies the feelings and thoughts  of all operators during rescue  operations.  "The turbulent mood of the  North Pacific during these fast  fleeting winter months, has  probably created a record in  distress calls, but through it all,  the wireless tradition has been  fully maintained. We whose  business it is to sit at the coast  stations, and watch over the  destinies of our conferees at sea  can visualize them seated at their  key during times of trouble.  Their troubles are our troubles,  , and though they are of our kind,  they represent to us ships,  cargoes, and more especially  precious lives.  Under whatever stress we may  be working, pictures subconsciously form in our minds! As  the messages come through,  the scene on board that ship is  placed vividly before us. We can  see the "old man" with his  tremendous burden of responsibility pacing the bridge, reckoning up as he gets the wireless  reports his chances of speedy  succor; working out in his mind  the number of hours before the  nearest vessel can reach him,  and comparing the answer  against the increasing number of  inches of water in the hold.  We visualize the crew, hard  at work, the women and the children, and we gather a ray of comfort as we hear the cool imper-  turable working of the man at  the key. We know he will stick  to the bitter end, and so long  . as he sticks, there is a chance;  we know the ether waves he receives spell hope to stricken  souls, and by their stabilizing influence do much to avert panic  and allay gruesome fears.''  The isolation of Pachena Point  touched many who served at the  station and lighthouse. The  nearest village was Bamfield,  a tough 10 mile hike over a  swampy gulley ridden trail. Even  though it was well maintained,  and was corduroy in places, it  still presented a problem. A few  small creeks were bridged by  windfalls, which in turn were  planked and handrailed. In bad  ��w.eaihervwith heavy rain or snow,  these bridges could become  treacherously slippery. Trips to  Bamfield were few even in  summer.  Winters were generally looked  upon with apprehension. Violent  storms would rage in series,  sometimes lasting for several  weeks, and could start as early  as September. One winter in  particular, the anemometer atop  a high pole was ripped off, its  last reading registered 110 m.p.h.  Fifty foot waves lashed the cliffs,  these coupled with high tides,  brought water lapping at the very  door ofthe lightkeepers house.  On other occasions, water  tanks and lines froze solid, heavy  snows along with strong winds  further complicated matters.  When conditions of this nature  prevailed for any length of time,  steamship schedules would be  out of wack, and even the faithful  S.S. Maquinna would sometimes  lose a trip. As with much of the  island's west coast' stations,  much dependence was placed on  two vessels the S.S. Maquinna  and S.S. Estevan for supplies  and equipment. Both ships have  now left their fine mark of service  in marine history along the B.C.  coast. The .S.S. Estevan was  responsible for maintaining can-  bouys, channel markers, lighthouses and wireless stations.  She was equipped with heavy  loading booms, had a complete  machine shop with highly skilled  mechanics.  Only in calm weather did either  vessel venture into Pachena Bay  with passengers and supplies  for the station and light.  The lightkeepers double ended  row-boat with two sets of oars,  would make trips back and forth  with small freight and passengers. Deft maneuvering was  required to get under the sling,  once there freight would be  loaded into the sling and hoisted  up the cable by a gasoline motor  powered winch. The passengers  would be put ashore on the rocks  150 feet below the cliff top. The  fog alarm building, on the platform half way down the cliff was  reached by steps with handrails.  The lower 75 feet of concrete  steps ran along a ridge of rock  down to the water's edge. These  steps had no handrail, so great  care .had to be taken in order to  reach the shoreline safely.  The lightkeeper's boat was  hoisted up to the platform, and  stored alongside the winch engine.  Bamfield *s lifeboat was used at  times when the ground swell1 was;  a little too strong, or the freight  too heavy. Taking passengers  and luggage from shore to ship  could be a ticklish job.    People  WHERE CAN YOU BUY?  Professionally   built,  custom   designed,  all   wood,  kitchen cabinets,  vanities,  doors,  windows,  also  storm and screen.  furniture,  and  furniture repairs?  G. S. McCrady Ltd.  ��� Of Course!  885-2594  SECHELT  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  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30a.m.-St. John's  Davis Bay  11:15 a.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  The lighthouse keeper and his assistant maneuver their double-ended rbWboat underneath  the sling. Passengers in the boat include members of Mr. Smith's family with small  children.  embarking, would be required to  line up on a special rock, with  deep water alongside, a tender  would pull up, then with the seamen timing the rise of a swell  with precision, a passenger or  suitcase would be tossed into  waiting hands. These men,  (some had sailed the seven seas)  rated high' in seamanship,., and  would jokingly claim they had  never lost a passenger yet,  which was of course very true.  During heavy weather, both the  S.S. Manquinna, and the S.S.  F.stcvan. would sail nonstop past  Pachena for the shelter of Bamfield harbour around Cape Beale.  Supplies then had to be packed  along the trail to the point, a job  not relished by any ofthe men.  Station people had to organize  their own form of entertainment -  Christmas parties for the kids -  picnics and fishing expeditions  in the summer. Trout were  caught in abundance in nearby  streams, and made a welcome  change from the usual fare. Rock  and Ling-cod were also caught  off the rocks at the base of the  cliff. Small vegetable gardens  (mostly potatoes) added to the  fresh food larder.  Dense forest behind the station  and lighthouse had an eerie look  on stormy nights, dark and foreboding, with creaking branches,  the sounds sometimes punctuated  in Victoria during 1921. graduating the same year. Later, he  helped with the construction and  installation of a radio station,  then went on to do the announ-i'*  by  the wail  of cougar.     These   cing and operation for 18 months.  big cats were plentiful around  that general area, and accounts  were given of seeing half a dozen  or more, frolicking on bright  moonlight nights on the lawn  outside the lighthouse.  Houses were not built with  convenience in mind, generally  having very small livingrooms  furnished with wicker settees  and chairs.    Large wood ranges  This   was   C.H.C.E..    the    first  commercial.station in Victoria.  According to Nelson. the  original station was C.r.C.T.  and consisted of a Marconi -4KW  ship's transmitter located in the  Centennial Church under the  supervision of Rev. Clem Davies.  with Cliff Deaville as engineer/  operator. Although quite powerful  for those  time's,   the  station  ruled the tinv kitchens, and were   proved unsatisfactory.  the' central heating plant of the  house. The bedrooms were kept  warm with portable coil oil  heaters. For lighting, kerosene  lamps were used, electricity  being a commodity used exclusively for the transmitters.   How-  The start of Nelson Smith's  career with wirelss stations along  the coast, began during 1923  when he was offered a job by the  Department of Marine and Fisheries at Lcnnard Island near  Tofino on the west coast of Van-  ever,  there was  no shortage  of   couver Island.   He operate': their  stove wood, and the neat rows of  piled cord wood reached large  proportions.  Mr. Nelson Smith has an  enviable record of service with  the D.O.T.. 44 years to be exact.  He received his initial radio  training at the Sprot't-Shaw school  spark equipment, iiiaint.iiiiiia',  communication with Tofino ami  f\t;-\an. also handling depart-  mcri!.!l inessages ami weather  reports. This station worked in  elo-i��� relationship witi, ihe luliiio  I ileooai Station pariicipuimg mi  m.mv rescues.  ��**.��  The snow did more last week than bring us traffic headaches and dented fenders as this  scenic shot taken in Pender Harbour makes clear.  Fatality  A Burnaby man, Allan Bunch,  died as a result of a single vehicle  accident on Tuesday, November  22nd.  The driver was the only occupant of the car when it went  out of control on Highway 101  at Trout Lake. The car left  the road and rolled over several  times before coming to rest  upside down in the ditch.  -  Mr. Bunch was taken to St.  Mary's Hospital but died soon  after.  NOW IN STOCK  AT DISCOUNTED PRICES  TOP 100 HIT RECORDS  LECTRBNVCS  RECORDS  - Eagles     ���������.,,  - Kiss  - Dan Hill  Leo Sayer  Priced from $3.45  - Abba  - Steve Miller  - Doobie Brothers  - Peter Frampton  - Bay City Rollers      - Many, Many More  SPECIAL ��� Used 19" Philco  Colour T.V. $349.00  Open: 10:00a.m. -6:00p.m.  Tuesday - Saturday  In the Uptown Plaza  next to Andy's Drive-in  886-9733  \  ��  t  ���  i  i  /  \i  V  I'i Coast News, November 29,1977.  COAST NEWS   CLASSIFIED ADS  I  '%  emir mm��  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  CLASSIFIED RATES &  INFORMATION:  All listings SO? per line per week.  Or use the Economical 4 for 3 rate  4.weeks for the price of 3  NO REFUNDS  Classified  Ad Policy  Coming  Events  Minimum $2.00 per insertion.  All fees payable prior to Insertion.  * In the event of an error the  publisher shall be responsible for  one corrected insertion only.  These Classifications  remain free  ��� Coming Events  -Lost  ��� Found  This offer Is made available for private individuals.  Print your ad In the squares including the price of the item and your telephone number. Be sure to leave a blank space after each word.  No. phone orders Please. Just mall In die 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 die Coast News office, Gibsons  DROPOFF POINT: Campbell's Shoes and Leather Goods Store, Sechelt.  Coast News  CLASSIFICATION:  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  VON1VO  Eg. For Sale, For Rent,  etc.  ���  *".���.'                                   '" ���'���         "���'''.'                     ���     ;  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON  Best Decorated Home Contest  for Gibsons area, this year see  the Gibsons Harbour Business  Association page for details.  Gibsons Winter Club semi-annual  meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 29th  at 8 p.m. in the lounge. All  curlers please attend. #48  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  Ladies Auxiliary to Royal Canadian Legion Christmas Bazaar  to be held at the Legion Hall,  Dec. 3rd, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. #48  Gibsons United Church Holly  Tea Friday Dec. 2nd, 2:00 p.m.  to 3:30. Admission 50<t. Home-  baking, gift table, etc. #48  IN GIBSONS MUSEUM  "Petroglyphs & Pictographs of  B.C.*' An instructive and colourful photographic display of West  Coast Indian rock paintings and  carvings, courtesy of B.C. Provincial Musuem travelling exhibition programme. Exhibit  ends Dec. 27th Museum Hours:  Saturdays 9 am - 3 pm. #51  Gibsons Guides, Brownies and  L.A. Bake, Plant, Craft and  Misc. Sale, Dec. 10th, at 10:00  a. m. at Sunnycrest Plaza.        #49  POTTERY SALE  Sat. Dec. 3rd, 9:30 a.m.- 2:00  p.m. at St. Hilda's Hall, Sechelt.  All pots by Elaine Futterman. #48  Coming  Events  ~Z~T  Announcements  Announcements    Work Wpnfed  CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE  TOPS B.C. 578 Gibsons is holding  a Christmas Bake Sale, Sat.  December 3rd at the Elphinstone  Co-op. #48  SIZE US DOWN  To accomplish successful weight  loss, nothing beats determination. A positive attitude and the  warm friendship of TOPS members is often the answer. We care  enough to make you care. By  taking the right steps to help  yourself you will gain the energy  , and confidence to help others.  Join us Thursdays 1:30 p.m.-at  the Gibsons Health Unit and start  working towards your weight  goal. .       #48  Obituaries  Johnson: Passed away November  26, 1977, Carl A. Johnson, late  of Gibsons in his 90t*n year.  Survived by his loving wife,  Viola, one son Gunnar, Mission,  one daughter Karin, Sweden,  seven grandchildren and - seven  great-grandchildren. Funeral  service Tuesday, November 29th  at 2:00 p.m. in the Devlin Funeral  Home, Gibsons. Rev. Annette  Reinhardt officiating. Interment.  Seaview Cemetery. Flowers  gratefully declined:  ALD���R���CORD  Eves: 885-3496  #48  Personal  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  SKI BUS TO WHISTLER MTN.  Every Sunday 6:00 a.m. $12.00  each. For reservations call  885-3279. #49  BIRTHS  Bonnie and Jim Frye are happy  to announce the birth of Gregory  Scott at St. Mary's Hospital on  November 6th at 11:40 p.m.  Samantha's brother weighed 7 lbs  2 oz. and we give our special  thanks to Dr. Mark Mountain,  ���Diane Frederick.and the Maternity Ward at St. Mary's for a  beautiful birth.  CARDSOFTHANKS  We wish to express our heartfelt  thanks to Lee, for her smiling  kindness, her warmth and her  great coffee, to the unknown  couple in the pick-up truck for  their assistance and their strong  rope and to K & E Towing for  not minding too much being  called out into the cold for nothing  on Wed. morning. Thanks from  T&M.  CHRISTMAS WORKSHOPS  Held on December 3rd, Saturday,  in Sechelt and Gibsons.  Green Design (Floristry)  Learn,to make inexpensive deco-.  rations    with    materials    from  nature.     Chatelech,   Art  Room,  9:30  am   -   12:30.      Fee   $4.00  excl. materials.  Sewing  Easy to make Christmas gifts  to be finished in class (kaftan,,  oven mitts, scarves, etc.) Elphinstone, Textile Room, 8:30 - 4:00  p.m. Fee $8.00, excl. materials.  Candlemaking  Max. 10 students, experienced  instructor. Chatelech, Art Room,  1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Fee $5.00 and  $3.00.fbr materials.  Crochet  Stuffed animals, slippers, afghans, etc. are -good presents.  Elphinstone,.Room 110, 9:30 -  4:00 p.m. Fee $8.00, excl. materials.  Woodshop  Do-it-yourself workshop. Bring  your own project and the instructor will provide; advice and assistance. Chatelech, woodshop,  9:30 a.m. - 4:00. Fee $8.00,  excl. materials.  AH workshops require preregistration and you will be told  what to bring alajn.g^.7 Please  call 885-3512, Continuing.Education. _^_   Work Wanted  CHIMNEY SWEEP  Stove - Furnace - Fireplace  Thoro   cleaning   -   Easy   Rates  886-7250 #51  Fully Qualified Electrician  '.. -ir Free Estimates  -fr  886-2546  tfn  EXPERIENCED SEAMSTRESS  For experienced'sewing -needs���  suits, coats, -.slacksr/''dresses,  gowns, etc. 88or7436^;��}:        #47  Fast, Cleans Efficient  CHIMNEY:��LEANJNG  Vacuum equipped 8��6tv?2[85.  tfn  ^ "new sllty i c eT "!  I..E.S. (Independent  Electrical Surveys)  Home Owners - Buyers  Safeguard your most valuable  assets. Comprehensive  Testing - Inspection -Electrical Installation. Other  features. Nominal cost.  Call 886-2613  -^  S  .\��i.<i  ^\r-' -"��* *��u ���"�����  WINB0W  >-?>��.��.;  Call  886-7060  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.  : Bob Kelly Clean Up LJd.  A load on this truck  is a load off your mind!  886-9433 tfn  LFree Estimates    ���  ��� CAT-BACKHOE *  GRAVEL TRUCK^AVAUABLE  Land cIearing,'Septic systems  886*9633          ,��-'.,���;    7886-9365  ;���..-.    ���������������    ������   .-       rA-ivrJs   Most trees, likeyfletsuneed care  and attention a^fidftrefes are our  speciality.,      iCvc-CSr*'  ���': Topping :7'c7-. ..7 v, ���  ��� Limbing  v *\ ;   .,",  ��� Danger tr^e removal  An insured guarantee^"-'service.  Peerless Tree/Services Ltd.  885-2109. ...  J  j ���  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  *-*&+&****? AUTOMOTIVE   .#WS#S#2#S*n#5��r  a  a  Km  A  K  r*C-  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE       .  "7-.TOY0TA-  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  A  (Burst electric Itb.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons, Roberts Creek & Madeira Park  "7.'J"   ���V... 7'7 885-3133   ..;  J. McKenzie Ron Blair, P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd P.O. Box 387 Sechelt   VON 3A0  A  Box 860  Gibsons  Phone  886-7605  +1m*MMMmM*. MISC. SERVICES mWAr-rJT-r-r-r-r-r  tcmomt^m^' *A@TRISM 886-2640  jrjrMrAT_T_r BUILDING SUPPLY ^^-T_r_r_r_r_r  TWIN CREEK LUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  Everything for your building Needs  Free Estimates Phone 886-2291 -2  Wl\BE ELECTRIChdj  RESIDENTIAL-COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL  Maintenance     Pole Line    Electronics  "POWER    TO    THE    PEOPLE" ^  ^s>VS#s#s#s#5#s#SnF    EXCAVATING    ���--tmWmmWmWW  f CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterlines. etc  VPh. 885-2921  Vv'      PV  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY      777':;.  Scrubs, FruitTrees.JJIariV;!;,.";,. X:��X.  'L^n^apirtlgrrPrtjhih^ trees, Peat MbSS^FerJi|tor;:  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying     v%;S$: -  s?r  P. M. GORDON  BC. LAND SURVEYOR  P.O. Box 609  Sechelt, B.C.  Bus: 885-2332  Res. 886-7701  COAST PAVING      '^xxx  ���I.'-' PAVING FROM DRIVEWAYS TO HIGHWAYSXX..  Highways, Parking Areas, Driveways, Crushed Gravel  Equipment Rentals 'i:^iX.'  Main Office: Box 95,   Powell River,    4E&-61T8  Branch Office:  Sechelt, Ph. 885-2343  9:30 to 3:30 p.m.  Roberts   Creek  f At  the sign  of  the  Chevron' ���', ' "  HILLS MACHINE SHOP  & Marine Service Ltd  Arc and Acty. Welding Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating  Automotive-Marine Repair  Phone 886-7721 .Marine Ways Res. 886-9956  Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Construction Plywood, and all Accessories.  Delivery Phone 886-9221 Highway 101, Gibsons     J.B. EXCAVATING 886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage installation ' o*^^  V  "Serving  Langdale  to Earls  Ctove"  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields   ^  W. W. UPHOLSTERY & JBOAT TOPS LTD.  Everything for your upholstery needs  FOAM - PLEXIGLASS SALES  a  V 886-7310  1779Wyngaert  BERNINA a^NSo!  SEWING MACHINES NOTIONSetev v   ^  REPAIRS AND SERVICE TO ALL MAKES'       "'  SEWEASY ���,,;, v,t  Cowrie St. Sechelt 88&2725,;,  CADRE CONSTRUCTION LTD.  - HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION -  Framing, remodelling, additions  Payne Road Gibsons  886-2311  L&H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations -Ready-Mix Concrete  885-9666 Porpoise Bay Road Box 172, Sechelt, B. C.  A  THOMAS HEATING  OIL BURNER SERVICE 7111  Complete Instrument OOU"/lll  set-up of furnace  885-9973  A  SUNSHINE COAST ~i^  DISPOSAL SERVICES*^*^  Port Mellon to Ole's Cove       ,.;*��*;  ,J.i>i^86*��38  Commercial Containers availabl&%?&^X   '*.  -- *gm  a  STAN HlLSTAD   ROOFING  DUROID. SHAKES  ORREROOFING  Gibsons R.R. 1. Port Mellon Highway        Phone 886-2923  ^v  R & B BULLDOZING & BACKHOE  GRAVELTRUCK  Septic Systems    Land Clearing  886-9633 or 886-9365  A PIANO & ORGAN LESSONS YOU ENJOY ^  Ages 3 to? 886-9030  Sloooic , -���AAfM.kinii* Authorized teacher  ^Gsste ^Uowisoa    TOr preschool  B.C. Registered Music Teacher        children  7   .j  Marv Volen  TREE TOPPING       "*35 ^  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD. ~.  Clean up your wooded areas.   ^'^��^>  Remove lower limbs for VIEW   v*v "s��*>  Top tall trees adjacacent to building^).  886-959V  h  KITCHEN  REMODELLING  CENTRE  KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS     ^  886-9411  DAY or EVENING  Showroom in the Twilight Theatre BIdg.  A  VINYLDECK is the final deck  For maintenance free weatherproof attractive  sun decks and patios, call: 10 Year Guarantee  PACIFIC VINYLDECK       886-2922  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cabinetsand Fixtures -fr 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   ft Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty  R. BIRKIN  885-3417 Beach   Ave.,   Roberts   Creek        885-3310  f   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 883-2232V  MOVING AND STORAGE     ~  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER-Ltd.v  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  R:R. itr*Gibsons  V  Phone 886-2664  Packing Materials for Sale ,".���- .;  Member Allied Van Lines  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION 8l MAJOR APPLIANCElSERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  A  r  jrjrArjr-rjrAr_r_r ELECTRIC  RAY COATES PLUM BING  886-7695  Contract Renovations & Service Work  GUTTERS  FREE ESTIMATES  phone  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  Commercial 885-2992 Chapman Rd.  Residential Seche|t  "^  ���-, V��'  ANDREASSEN    ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving the Sunshine Coast  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  ^  A  Km,  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING-PIPEFITTING-STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  f GIBSONS LAWN MOWER &  CHAIN SAW SERVICE  Gibsons Industrial Park, #5, Shaw Rd.  "Repairs to all makes"  886-2912  A  DOGWOOD     CSFE    886-2888  ���. Breakfast (All day)  Gibsons, B.C J  ���  ���  Lunches  Dinners  A  CARMI CRANE SERVICE  Industrial or Residential Lifting  Phone  886-2401 or 886-2312  ^DOMESTIC  SEWING  MACHINE  V    REPAIRS  Days  886-2111  Eves  886-9427  RANDY'S GARDEN SERVICE  RANDY DUNN      Diploma in Horticulture  LANDSCAPE DESIGN & CONSULTING  GARDEN MAINTENANCE      Box 1094. Sechelt, 885-3727^  ���-V-.   ' <;::'-7W   ���     :������/.���'���.. ,-.    .^pi?s?��s^i��  \  v- 16.  ��*-  *TJf 31 Coast News, November 29,1977.  Work Wanted  .a��nt   MOVING & HAULING  Of any kind, house & yard  clean-ups & rubbish removal.  Phone 88��9503/'^ #48  1 TON TRUCK FOR HKE~  UghtMavfajfi*. Hauling  Gardening & Light Landscaping  After 6 p.m. call 886-9294.  FULLY QUALIFIED BUILDER  25 years experience1.' Reasonable.  885-3900,- , .- .&�� #50  Wanted  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creeks  Opportunities        Hefp Wanted     Help Wanted  nted to  For Rent  For Sale  Pets  Wam^d  Timber Wanted pins Alder  Poles bought aQd. sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D & O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700..- - o '*7  . .. '.  'is.  A number to note:  885-3521  WHARF REALTY LTD.  WANTED  Used Furniture  orWhatH��v��rou  AL*S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons     ai        886-2812  Doberman Pincher puppies,  one black & tan, 4 fawn & tan,  purebred C.K.C. registered.  Tails docked. Dew clawed, puppy  shots and tatooed, ready to go  2nd week in Dec. Please call  885-5393.      #49  Three kittens, born wild, but now  semi-tame, need homes before  winter. 886-2531. #48  Kittens: 3 half Siamese (1 blue)  trained mousers, 5 mo. old,  1 Siamese Choc. Point female,  19 mo. old, $25.00. Female &  male med. size black puppies.  886-9443 #49  Free to good home: female  kitten 5 or 6 mo. old. 886-2149.  yr 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  LIVESTOCK  One Jersey-cross milk cow,  producing 4-5 gallons of milk.  Due to freshen in May. $300.  886-2972.  #48  1 Holstein milk cow, 1 Jersey-  cross, both bred to Herford bull.  Both to freshen in May. 1 Surge  milking machine, complete.  The lot for $900. 886-2972.      #48  HORSESHOEING  Bob Hopkins  Call 886-9470 eves.  #41  LOST  Brown leather purse, brass ring  catch. Brown wallet inside,  personal papers. Reward $50.00.  After 5 call 886-6074. #48  Hay for sale - $1.00 a bale. Mulch  50 cents. 885-9357. tfh  TIRED OF RENTING?  Want to buy but cannot afford ���  i��za&*��?.Ji-��v��:���^/:  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  T5W  Village of Gibsons    ���  DEPUTY  CLERK-TREASURER  Applications will be received by the undersigned up to 4:30 p.m.,  December 16, 1977 for  the position of Deputy  Clerk-Treasurer.  DUTIES:  The successful applicant  will be responsible for  all phases of accounting  to trial balance, including the recording of  cash receipts and disbursements, payroll,  billing and preparation  of quarterly statements  and reports, Other  duties will include the  preparation of Council  Meeting agendas, the  taking of minutes at  various meetings and  the preparation of municipal by-laws.  QUALIFICATIONS:  A sound knowledge of  general accounting procedures, ability to meet  and deal effectively with  the public.  Salary is commensurate  with experience and  qualifications.  Applications in writing,  should   state   qualifica-'  tions, experience, availability,   references   and  other    pertinent    information.  Dunwoody & Company  #660-505 Burrard Street  Vancouver, B.C;  V7X1C5  Attention::  D. L. Northrup, CA.  FULL BASEMENT HOME:  2 bedroom full basement home  on a 61 x 120 ft. lot across from  Hackett Park and Tennis  Courts. 3rd bedroom in basement, fireplace and main floor  utility. F.P. $53,500.  SECHELT J5qi!LAGE: This  home "is -vejy^good value, 3  bdrms and'lge. utility room,,  teak cabinets throughout  kitchen and ensuite. Wall to  wall carpets. View lot. Priced  at $38,900. ^ ���"������:  Redroofs Estates Recreation Lots  Before you look any further let us show you  the-lowest priced lots in the Redrooffs area:  prices are from $9,500 to $11,500. All lots  are approximately Vz acre in area.  1,180 SQ. FT. PART BASEMENT VILLAGE HOME:  All finished main floor with 3  bdrms and a spare room  down. Carport under the  house. Good value for $43,900  REDROOFFS BARGAIN  LOTS: 80 x 250 ft. serviced  lots on Fawn Road.   Close to  beach and Sargent Bay.  These lots are all treed and  secluded. F.P. $6,500. each.  SELMA      PARK      WATERFRONT   LOT:   60   x   450   ft.  waterfront lot, cleared, with  driveway, on southwest exposure. F.P. $29,500.  Suncoast Acres  A large selection of island view lots with all  services available including a sewage system. No permit problems. Mason Road area  in West Sechelt.  ut#ao  Ut��*1  lat#��  Ut f 3*  Ul ��*���  Uf f H'  Ut ��M  ui in  ut #m  . ui M?  Ul ��40  Ul Ml  Ul f 41  Ul #4*  Ul ��m*  Ut MS  Ul Imt  Ut #47  Ul f 4t  Ul '4*  Ut Ml  Ut �� tl  tit,  tit,  tit,  REALTY LTD  885-3211  For further information on the above contact:  George Townsend, 885-3345;     Stan Anderson, 885-2385;  Jack Anderson,      885-2053;     Doug Joyce,      885-2761  Frank Lewis, 886-9997      toil free 684-8016  FREE REAL ESTATE CATALOGUE  Post Office Box 1219, Sechelt  Village of Gibsons  AQUATIC SUPERVISOR  Applications will be received by .the undersigned up to 4:30 p.m.,  December 16, 1977 for  the position of Aquatic  Supervisor.  This is an administrative  and supervisory position  as .manager of the new  Gibsons Swimming Pool.  The successful applicant  will be responsible for  the operation and administration of the pool,  including the planning  and organization of  activities and scheduled  use of the pool, arranging pool staff schedules, preparation and  enforcement of rules and  regulations, preparation  of finances, attendance,  maintenance and.- other  account records.  Applicants require the  proven ability to supervise staff, organize programs, and to deal with  the public in an understanding and diplomatic  manner. Applicants  should be trained and  certified in aquatics in  addition to having some  experience and post-  secondary training in  other recreational specialties. It is further required that the applicants possess a sound  knowledge of pool equipment and the ability to  perform regular maintenance proced ures.  Salary is commensurate  with experience and  qualifications.  Applications in writing,  should state qualifications , experience, avaiI-  ability, references and  other pertinent information. ,- ��� . M-  J. W. Copland  Clerk-treasurer  Village of Gibsons  P.O. Box 340  Gibsons, B.C.  VON1VO  Reliable couple, one child, desire  small cottage or house in Gibsons. Lease desirable, refs  avail. Please call 886-8036.     #48  Middle aged lady wants small  cabin or cottage. Gibsons area.  886-9896. #48  Garage, heated or able to be  heated, cement or wooden floor.  Electrical outlet. Reas. rent.  Kris: After 6:886-2353.     .#48  For Rent  /s run  around  together.  psmicipscnan  Fitness. In vuttr heart you know it's right.  Granthams' suite, 2 bdrms,  living room, kitchen, appliances,  & heat incl. Sep. entrance.  $190. per mo. 886-2549. #48  Newly decorated 2 and 3 bdrm.  apts. Stove, fridge, heat and  cablevision incl. in reasonable  rent. Sony, no pets. Close to  schools and shopping. 886-7836  Furnished bachelor suite, waterfront Gibsons, separate entrance.  886-7108.  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. THeat and light  included.  Fully modern 3 bedroom home  in    Lower    Gibsons,    carpeted  throughout.    Fireplace.     Avail.  Dec.31. $325.permo. *  CENTURY WEST  REAL ESTATE LTD.  885-3271  2 bdrm waterfront home, fireplace, elect, stove, heat. Roberts  Creek. $185. per mo. Call  886-2113. #49  2 bdrm furnished trailer, near  waterfront. Sorry, no dogs.  886-2887 or 886-9033. t.f.n.  1 bdrm trailer, fully furnished  with carport on private property.  Avail. Dec. 1st. Couple pref.  886-9625 after 6 pm. #48  Glen Road, two bedrooms, fireplace, kitchen, stove, fabulous  view. $225. per mo-,;Avail. Nov.  30th. 886-2075        ,   ~';  -^#48  2 bdrm.   semi-furnished  wate?-"  front cottage.    Avail. Dec.   15.  Sorry,   no   dogs.   886-28iB7   or  886-9033. tfn  Available Jan 1st, 2 bdrm unfurnished, all electric house.  Cablevision. Soames Pt. Call  886-2549. #48  Available Dec. 1st, .Lower Gibsons,' $175. per month includes  heat and electric. Modern  bachelor apartment, private  entrance. Suit 1 mature gentleman. 886-7559 #51  2 bdrm...housei Gibsons. Stove,  fridge, fireplace, view, close to  everything. $300. per mo. Call  886-2088. >.:   7       7 #48  Waterfront, . Granthams, furnished 2 bedroom suite, heat  included. No pets. $200. per mo.  886-2555. #51  Unfurnished 2 bdrm. home,  W/W carpets, elec. heat, beautiful view. Animals and children  welcome. Selma Park. $200. per  mo. 885-5092 #49  Furnished bachelor suite, priv.  entrance; non-smoker, low rent  for odd jobs for elderly man.  886-7907. #48  Waterfront, 3 bdrm. Apt., oil  heat, F/P, L'ge living rm.,  avial. immed., Gibsons. Phone  Bob Lea, 669-3030, 9-5 Mon -  Fri. :    ; #51  For Sale  Professional Ear Piercing  Fast and Painless, lovely birth-  stone studs and Pewter earrings. Gibsons Girl & Guys  Salon, Lower Gibsons. Call  886-2120. tfn  Kenmore clothes dryer, like new  $125., Simplicity small size  washing machine, like new $150.  Eves: 886-7682., #49  SHRIMP ��� PRAWNS ��� FISH  FRESH DAILY  Gov't wharf, Gibsons, Fishing  Vessel Jan Elaine, arrives 4-6 pm  daily. 886-2186. #49  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,  ��*.���  Oil range, hot water heater and",  barrels with stands : $100. comvv  plete.   Also double nylon ladiesv  wetsuit. 886-7734or 886-9151.#481*  ���Is^HfiasViHIHISaHl^fiHs^a^HRiaflaSfiafiaiaSMH ��������*  See the SANYO MICRO^';'  WAVE OVENS at the new. V  MACLEODS Store in- j;  Sechelt. '"-H>  'SL  The Gibsons  All Nighter  Wood Heater  CUSTOM BUILT  From $310.00  The best  in economical woodheat  ' May also be used for cooking.  ALL HEAVY STEEL  CONSTRUCTION  BRICK LINED  886-2808  NOW AVAILABLE AT  GIBSONS BUILDING  SUPPLIES  886-8141  Genuine Manitoba  Mennonite Farmer  SAUSAGE  Jet   freighted   fresh:  to   Lower   Mainland  ALSO  Home-cured   Hams,  Ribs,       Cracklings,  Cheese.  Place Christmas  ORDERS:  Eves: 885-2383  r,  Motor   home,   good   condition.  $2,800. o.b.o. '885-9090:. #51  New   MACLEODS   Store  in Sechelt are agents for  for the famous line of  ENTERPRISE WOOD &  COAL RANGES and  VALLEY COMFORT  long-burning  WOOD HEATERS.  Going through the Change of Light?  WHETHEk WIRING A NEW HOME, OR ADDING AN OUTLET, I  OFFER YOU PERSONALISED SERVICE AT ONE OF THE MOST  REASONABLE RATES ON THE PENINSULA.  SUPERIOR ELECTRIC  :L  FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE  FOR  CALL R. SIMPKINS  885-2412  YOUR FREE ESTIMATE  I  I  I  I  I  J  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  SB  JFLORON  AGENCIES LTD  318  REAL ESTATE  ���  INSURANCE  1589 Marine Drive, Gibsons  Ron McSavaney John Black  885-3339 886-7$l6  OFFICE 886-2248       ?  BUILDING LOTS  Two lots, South Fletcher and School Roads;  total price $30,000.00 MLS.  Three lots on Rosamund.Road, suitable for  trailers or mobile homes. $10,000.  Large lot on Chaster Road. $12,500.00  Nice building lot, centre of Gibsons, $12,500.  Lot on secluded side road, Roberts Creek  area, close to store, school, etc. $t2,000.  Five acres on Highway 101, near Oldershaw  Road; has own water and some fruit trees,  asking $33,000.  Half-acre, gentle slope, nicely treed, creek-  borders on property on Lower Road  near  Joe Road. Priced at $16,500.  Other lots in various locations, also some  acreage, priced according to location.  GOWER POINT  3 bdrms. plus two full baths; playroom and  laundry room. Large living room and dining  room; faces south with terrific view to Vancouver Island. Large terraced loL F,P.  ;$62i600.  "v.  CHERYL ANN PARK  Close to waterfront with access to" beach;  lovely 2 bdrm. home with F.P. Dead end road  in quiet area. Priced at only $41,900.  CHERYL ANN PARK  New 3 bdrm. home in area of new homes.  Alum, siding, double glazed windows; carport and F.P. Plenty of roomy cupboards,  large utility; the whoje nicely decorated with  W/W throughout. Priced at only $48,000.  MLS.  ROBERTS CREEK  Ultra modern waterfront home with 3,000 sq.  ft. of living space designed for luxury living.  Floor to ceiling windows open onto patio  sun'deck, giving complete view of Georgia  Strait; large attractive garden completely  private; guest cottage and many other extras.  Ask for further details of, this choice property.  LOWER ROAD  2 bdrm. home, carport, sundeck, cathedral  entrance; large living area. ��xtra room *on  ground floor could be extra bdrm. or workroom. $43,000. "���-'���">-.  MOBILE HOME  12' x 48' with addition 12'  lot. Asking $8,900.  25" cast-iron wood heater, very  good condition. 6" pipe.  $50.Q?Lrr  Phone anytime: 886-2626.        #48~  Holstein milking cow, first quality,..  milk. For more information^  call 885-9294, after 5 pm. #5Lr  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  '\-  See  99%,  NEED   A    NEW    MATTRESS?.^  Try foam! All Sizes':   ..;., ,v;r,\_  Custom Tire Covers  samples.at:     >r,;i~" ���    ���  W.W. UPHOLSTERY  &  TOPS, LTD. 886-7310. tfn V  ������������i ������,���^���*_.  kitchen & bathroom ���;���'*  CABINETS  886-9411 r._;-  Kitchen Remodelling Centre..  ;-  Bring some  music  into-?*  your    Christmas    with:';?-  Harmonicas,      Records)  Guitars & Strings from"'  the MUSIC WEAVERS;;v,  Lower Gibsons  886-973?' 7  Record   6"   woodworking   vice,'*',  new with carton.  $15.00.    Call*'  886-7098.  x 16'. on rented-  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  ;  1  1  1  1  i  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  Swag    lamp    $10.00,    reclinejv'  $25,00., single bed and mattresst{  $5.00,    2    snow    tires    B78-13,.;?  $20.00,   window   3'x4'   $15.0Q.;>  Eves: 885-9997. ff^'r  ���^BHHHHslHHBHI^^^^IIHHBi c  New   MACLEODS   store?'?  in   Sechelt   WASHER   &,'/;������  DRYER  SALE  continues.�����.'  with     portable     electric  dryers as low as $235.50.  Crib, $15.00, potty chair $3.00.  F.P. Activity center $2.00. Call  885-3967. #48  GUITARS from the Music  Weavers, the ideal Christmas  Gift. 886-9737  Boots  "^  :��  =<t  HIGGS MARINE SURVEYS LTD:J  Insurance claims, condition andfc  valuation surveys.    Serving th<��:  Sunshine Coast and B.C. Coastal*:  ���v Waters. Phone:     885-9425$*  885-9747, 885-3643, 886-9546. tftS*  24' Reinell w/ Command bridge?**  new in July 1975, 225 H.P. Volvo",*"  280 leg. F.W.C., trim tabsjfc'  head, swim grid, new anchor^  moorage available in Secret?"  Cove. F.P. $12,500. or best offerj5:  Days: 885-9979, eves: 885-2084 s5:  ... .  #48-3,  licence^  WritoX  #4g��  WANTED: 7-ton 'A'  and valid 'C* Licence.  Box 400, Gibsons.  1973 Reinell, 19 ft. hardtop^  188 Mercruiser, very little use ^  Reasonable. 886-2952. #4*>  1977.Suzuki, PE 250, Enduro^*"  $.1,100. Excellent shape. AfW$  4 p.m. call 886-2975. ��51*  "3?  PLANT A TREE  ���*_. Coast News, November 29,1977.  17.  Cars & TrusEZ    Mobile Homes       Mobile Homes Property  1968 Impala Super Sport. Red,  blaelc top, automatic, P^S., P.B.,  snpw tires. Very good shape,  $lj"700. Consider small car in  tn|de. 886-9569.  '-* ��� :   F��Jrd  V* ton, window van,  A-l  shape, must sell, $1,850. Call  885-2030. #48  1SJ68 Ford '/i-ton pick-up, like  ne>. $1,500. o.b.o. 885-3277.  1$72 Chev. 3/4-ton, P.S., P.B.  $i,000. o.b.o. ALSO 250 Suzuki,  bnand new, 500 mi. $i;i00.  o.k.o. 886-2300. #48  4 ��� : '��� - ���_  1963 Chevy Nova - 6 cyl, automatic, .reliable and economical  transportation. New battery &  tires & carburettor. Leave word  afrDogwood Cafe for Hahle.    #48  One owner, four door Buick Spl.  v-6", auto, original paint, lovely,  completely new exhaust system,  some rust on lower door edges,  seven good 4-ply tires on rims,  92��yrs. old, drove Ont. - B.C. in  Sept. $900.o.b.o. T.F.Williams  88JJ-2649, Lee Rd., VON 2HO,  N&deira Park. #48  . m^ '��� '��� - ��� _  19J71 Dodge van, custom interior,  38^000 miles. $3,700. Days  ca1L886-7310. #48  1965 Valiant Slant 6 bucket  seats, good engine and transmission. $150. o.b.o. 885-5206.  ���  ?- . #48  >��- __ ���  1<&9 Vauxhall, re-built engine,  good running order.  $500. o.b.o.  8S5-2459. #48  p..   19^0 V.W. Van, . semi-camper-  ized, excellent running condition.  PHJone 886-7334 after 6 p.m.    #48  Opportunities  j '. . ��������  BLANKET B.C. ��� YUKON  7"       CLASSIFIED ADS  Help Wanted:  A'dvertising sales representative  wanted for weekly paper, south,  inferior of B.C. Experience pref..  Mjust be self starter and willing  tcfaccept responsibility. Apply in  waiting stating experience ^to  Bfex 105, c/o 909, 207 West  Hastings St. Vane. V6B 1H7.   #48  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES:  Fer sale by owner: Retail Music  Store, interior B.C., 1977 sales of  pce-recorded music, hi-fi stereo,  accessories and musical instruments exceeding 300,000  se*eured 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/p '&& Tnburte; "188- North '1st fr  Ave., Williams Lake, B.C  V2G1Y8. #50  52 pad Trailer Park and owner  accommodation. Finances available will consider small trade.  $29,0,000. Excellent     yield.  Rec. room, laundromat. D. Mars,  395-4975, M & R Realty 395-2251.  Cariboo Business Opportunities.  Autobody Shop, complete at  $100,000. Recreational sales.  A. .real money maker, 175,000.  Aspen Realty Ltd., Box 1377,  l(fo Mile House, B.C. VOK 2EO.  Phone 395-4054. #48  HELP WANTED:  RAISE EARTHWORMS-  Grewers needed. Buy-back contract provides year-round market.  High profit potential. Full or  part-time. Write: Bait Barn  Worm Farms, 253 Harbour Ave.,  North Vancouver, B.C. or call  986-1033. V7J 2E8. #48  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  NEWUNITS ,:  The new 14-ft. wides are here!  14 x 70 Meadowbrook - 3 bdrm  & den. Master bdrm. has  ensuite. plumbing. Mirrored  closet doors. All appliances  incl. built-in dishwasher &  dryer. Built-in china.cabinet  Completely furnished &  decorated.  .  LAST NEW 12' WIDE  12   x   60  Colony,   2  bdrms,  fully     funished,     decorated  Delivered and set up.   Clear  ance Price: $13,500. including  tax.  USED UNITS  1966 Chickasha 10x50 - 3  bdrm. furnished with *14 x 20  extension. Loads of cupboards. 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  "SOAST"  885-9979  * .  HOMES  mama ��� mnummi  Complete Selection  of Mobile Homes  1967 Pathfinder trailer, 12 x 55,  two bedrooms in good condition.  Asking $8,000. o.b.o. Fridge &  stove included. 886-9192.        #48  REPOSESSED  8' x 35', 2 Bdrm.  ^���:  MOBILE  HOME  Can be seen at Coast  Mobile Homes across  from the Legion in  Sechelt.  OPEN TO  OFFERS  Submit bids to Trustee  Box 375, Sechelt, B.C.  12x68NEONEX3Bdrm.  DELUXE  2   dr.   f.f.   fridge,   elec.  range, fully furn. & set up  in spot 2, Sundance Court  in Sechelt. $14,500. F.P.  12x64MODULlNE  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,     partially     furn,  comb. washer-dryer,  space avail, in Sundance  Court in Sechelt. $8,900.  F.P.  Apply To  COAST MOBILE HOMES  LTD.  Box 966, Sechelt, B.C.  MDL00623A  885-9979-  COAST HOMES  Across from"'  j.Sechelt Legion  .    Dave: 885-3859  evenings  BUI: 885-2084  evenings  12 x 60 Mobile Home, senii-  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  Property  BY OWNER  800 sq. ft. 2 bdrm furnished  house oh large level lot in Gib:'  sons. New dry wall, wall to wait  carpets and insulation.,$25,500..  886-7993or 886-9269.    '."       #49  ������:'-; BYOWNE^ ��� c ���  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-iii  two rooms and bath downstairs.  Beautiful view on corner lot;  This home must be seen to be",  appreciated. $63,000.    Call  886-2300. #51  Too Late to  Classify  NOTICE        ���  Application has been  made to the Motor Carrier  Commission, on behalf of  the undernamed carrier,  to increase rates and  charges for the transportation of freight between  the Vancouver; area and  points on the Sechelt  Peninsula., and between  points situated on the.  Sechelt Peninsula.  Subject to the consent  of the Commission the  proposed increases will  become, effective on or/  after January 2nd, 1978.  [Details of proposed  changes may be obtained  from the office of the  carrier.  Any representation re-:  specting this application  may be made to the  Superintendent of Motor  Carriers, 4240 Manor  Street, Burnaby, B.C.  V5G 3X5, up to December  11th, 1977. ^;  Pacific Tariff Service Ltd.  Jariff Agent for:  Pen i nsu la Transport Ltd.  MUST SELL  Vi  . acre,     Langdale Chines,  sacrifice   at   $12,000. Please  call 886-7218. #51  $  mkij- k I  rw*�� j*   >  .:   f :  *   -  c��0C-d88  <<���> ***** *��  xte '  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.ft.  Priced from $7,800.00 to $15,500.00 - Terms Available  51 of these are on Cul-de-sac frontage  Hl&HU/Ay      1QI  *nM&mwAt  3t  5  *t*7  A��\ '  S  *f  #X  So  ^*m\  Ul  St  >  3*5  4t>  RICANN PROPERTIES LTD.  Box 377, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1VO  Phone 886-9970 or 886-2503  K. BUTLER REALTY  1538 Gower Point Rd.     886-2000 or   886-2607  .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.  SOUTH FLETCHER: Fully serviced 70' x  M20' view lot in good residential area.  "Easy walking to P.O., shopping, etc. Asking  $17,500.  GRANTHAMS: Up & Dovvh duplex plus  ^cottage on View proJDerty. Retire wjth  ���revenue to help pay taxes, etc.    Asking  only $37,500.  ACREAGE: 4.64 acres on highway close  to Village boundary. 213' of highway  frontage zoned Commercial. Good holding  or development property.    Terms may be  available to a F.P. of $75,000.  .'���tr'-"..       -.-.. ��� . ' '������  HANDY MAN SPECIAL! Older home in  centre of Gibsons Village on good view lot.  Needs work but priced at only $20,000.  GIBSONS:   Large level lots, fully serviced,  some with view, partially cleared.   $12,000.  "each.  POTTERY SALE  Saturday, December 3rd  9:30-2:00 p.m.  St. Hilda's Hall, Sechelt  All pottery handcrafted by Elaine Futterman  the Esfiiary  WORK BY LOCAL ARTI  & CRAFTSMEN '"'���������"���*  FOR SALE  en;?  Gower Pt. Esplanade  -J0Q^2681  -S^  Let us help you plan  your trip - Business  or Pleasure  Air/Sea/Train  Tickets  Pre-packaged or  individualized Tours  AGNES LABONTE  886-7710  Northwest Travel Ltd  Trove/  For All  Your  Travel  Needs  peninsula  f-rawl  886-9755  '(Beside Golden*  VIEW DUPLEX ��� Completely updated and ef  885- 3271 ����& * a -Ji,  New location;  Wharf Road^Sechelt  .Rge'taurant)  r-Tbca-  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  ran, and drive away.   EXAMpLES  Based on 36 month lease  78 F250 pickup  $148 per mo. '.,  Total $5328.  Lease end Price  $2175.  or simply return  78 Camero HT  $139 per mo.  i< Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  78 Fiesta 3 DR  $99 per mo.  Total $3564.  Lease end Price  7 $1400.:  orsimply'.-return.  77 Econoline Van'  $136 per mo.  Total $4896.  Lease end Price  $1975.  or simply return  78 Zephyr.Sedan  $124 per mo. ;  Total $4464.  Lease end Price  $1825.  orsimplyr'eturn  78F1504X4  $155 per mo.  Total $5580.  Lease end Price  77   $2275.  or simply return  78C100CheyPU  $129 per mo.  . Total $4644.  Lease end Price  $1875.  or simply return  78 Dodge Van  ��� $129 per mo.  Total. $4644.  Lease end Price  $1875.  pr simply return  78 Olds Cutlass  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  Forfurther information CALL COLLECT  GILLE   CHAMPAGNE    987-7111  Belmont Leasing Ltd.  1160 Marine Drive  North Vancouver, B.C. D00479A  tion. Large suites with a terrific view over hat��e*fl*.*' Cevel  walk to shops and post office. Only $49,900. Ch&fc"D6vdrhan  885-9374. Xsihil^t,z  $3,000 DOWN ��� 3 bedroom home with fireplace and_base-  ment. Need some T.L.C. on lease land. Full prreeronp$ig7000  at $250 per month. Chuck Dowman 885-9374.   '^^i.-/  TRAILER SITE ��� Treed half acre with wateKaod-rrydro,  only $10,000. Chyck Dowman 885-9374. *&.]_ ">tl '  SARGENTS ROAD, GIBSONS ��� Magnificent .sea, viev^ lot  65' x 110'. All services including sewer, closV.to"sfr5p"t>ing  and schools, very few lots available in this arefefod*c?h&!k it  out and try your offer. Price $15,900. Jim Wooo��88JyS571.  WATERFRONT ��� East Porpoise Bay. 75' o^��dlfet waterfront. Good moorage. Close to Vz acre. Must telL*3Afetfing  $21,200. - offers. Ed Baker 885-2641. . T &ZhS  GIBSONS ��� NEW NEW NEW ��� Located on.CJia^tejr_*ld.,  close to the new school, this 3 bedroom ranch sfylfPattractive  well constructed home is a must to see! On-vwrrarrapping  list for homes, brick fireplace in large living ^nrom,"quality  carpets throughout, large carport. The price-.is}*/4ght!  $42,900. Jim Wood 885-2571. >3 CJ  SELMA PARK ��� BARGAIN! WHY PAY RENT! Three  bedrooms with V2 basement, fireplace in cosy living room,  sewing room, kitchen with dining area, utility room, W/W  carpets throughout, garage plus garden shedajjeftwier will  consider offers on this I.R. lease land home. As]S^$132bOO.  Jim Wood 885-2571.  SANDY HOOK ROAD ��� ACREAGE;���Ex;  home with imprpvemerits, on large concfete.^p  garage with workshop area, vegetable garden  2.8 acres of parklike property'has^subdivisloi  or develop your own country estate.'  Price  Wood 885-2571.  O^-'Jim  RECREATIONAL PROPERTIES - Well treed for seclusion.  125 x 200.   Trailers allowed.    Power &. wafer.- .$11,000.  Ed Baker 885-2641.  BAYVIEW VIEW LOT.  103 x 200.  Serviced.   G  site. $17,000. Ed Baker 885-2641: "^  AGENTS    FOR    WELCOME;^WOODS ,;DE  V3 acre treed lots -as low as $8*50b.A   /, ;  .ding  SfNT:  Century West Real Estate Ltd.  EveryOff ice Independently Owned and Qpf&dtted  LORRIE GIRARD  886-7760  JONMcRAE  885-3670  CHRIS KANKAINEN  885-3545  .  TfRSEN  886%$*,:, -t  HOMES  lldTS  GLASSFORD ROAD: Beautiful well  built Spanish style home in new develop-  ��� ment area. Many extras including arches  throughout, lovely fireplaces up and  down.   Extra large master bedroom and  c._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 .  Told home in rural Gibsons, the home  has three bedrooms on the main floor.  Full unfinished basement. Two fireplaces. 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.- Ali 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.  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.  GOWr .i 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.  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.  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.  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.  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.  WATERFRONT: Mission Point at Davis  Bay. Two small cottages on- 60' water-  ' front 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.  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 the  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  afull2/5thof 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 lerry. Lot size is 80' x  110'. $12,900.  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.  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 ol $27,500.  SCHOOL & WYNGAERT ROADS:  Only 6 of these Duplex Zoned lots left.  Beautiful view properties overlooking the  Bay. Close to schools and shoppings.  All lots perfectly suited to slde-by-sld��  or up-down duplex construction.  SPECIALLY PRICED NOW! Only 1 will  be sold at $14,500. arid only 1 at $15,500. -  ���������'8ffS  ���'-������- iiV   .r Z X  SHAW ROAD: Newly compYdted! The  most conveniently located subdivision in  Gibsons. Only 2 blocks, from shopping  ' centre and both eletfr^fy. schools and  secondary. Level buil/dir^g>t3i4fs with  some clearing on a n#w(j^orrrie'tl cul-de-  sac... These prime lQjtaafp>*seid*r?and all  services are going fa&7 3iet :ypurs now  while they last: PricetfSrStf ''  *S11,900.  7iqq>-.- u  HILLCREST ROAD: Only $3,000 down!  Balance by Agreement for Sale will  purchase one of these beautiful view lots  at the end of a quiet"cul-de-sac. All  underground services so ttiere is nothing  to mar the view. These^lots are .cleared  and ready to build son'p The ravine in  front will ensure ;yoihV-privacy: These  lots represent excellent value. Buy now  at these low prices. 7/"       7B._$14,900  C. $16,900.  D. $13,900.  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.  the conveniences  ACREAGE  NORTH ROAD .A; CHAMBERLIN:  Exceptionally well /pViced 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  Chamberlin Road.  is, the  ct  ... i  if.  extension  of  $27,500.  GRANDVIEW ROAlJfAT 9th: Over %  acre very private wfth 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); ''a ..-'       $19,900.  GIBSONS: Excellent  one who holds this  mercially zoned acn  prtspecls. for the  vpojeptia|ly   com-  J��*60,000.  ROBERTS CREEK: Hj  -this property diagon  Develop both sides  offers. .5 acres;''     ''���' 18.  Coast News, November 29,1977.  THANKS  to the people  of Sechelt for  their support in  the recent election.  MORGAN  THOMPSON  ONE ORDER  and your  CLASSIFIED  AD  Blankets  British  Columbia  & Yukon  Place a 25-word classified ad with this paper  and tell us you want to "Blanket British  Columbia and Yukon". We will handle it for  you. Your ad will appear in most of the  member papers of our British Colunbia-Yukon  Community Newspapers Association.  Ask Us  About  It Now!  SUNSHINE COAST  REGIONAL DISTRICT  x$x  .r-.*V  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  LAND USE REGULATION  AMENDMENT BY���LAW NO. 96.19  and LAND USE CONTRACT  AUTHORIZATION  �� BY���LAW NO. 158  Pursuant to sections 703 and 798A of the Municipal Act a public hearing will be held to consider  the following by-laws of the Sunshine Coast  Regional District. All persons who deem their  interest in property affected by the proposed  by-laws shall be afforded an opportunity to be  heard on matters contained in the by-laws.  By-law No. 96.19 will amend Land Use Regulation  By-law No. 96, 1974 to include D.L. 692, Plan  3633, Block 6, Lots 7, 8 and 9 in an Industrial 1  Zone. The property is located on Stewart Road  north of Cemetery Road and is currently in an  A1 zone. The proposal would allow the establishment of an industrial park on the site.  By-law No. 158 is Land Use Contract #16 for  D.L. 839, Popham Island. This by-law provides  for the creation of 4 strata title lots, with no more  than two dwellings on each lot, and one common  lot. A 0.9,hectare parcel at the south end of the  island will be transferred to the Sunshine Coast  Regional District for non-vehicular recreational  use by the general public.  The hearing will be held at the Langdale Elementary School at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December  13,1977.  The above is a synopsis of By-laws Nos. 96.19  and 158 and is not deemed to be an interpretation  of the by-laws. The by-laws may be inspected  at the Regional District office, 1248 Wharf Street,  Sechelt, B.C. during office hours namely Monday  to Wednesday 8:30 to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday  and Friday 8:30 to5:45 p.m.  Sunshine^Coast Regional District  Box 800, Sechelt, B.C.  VON3AO*  885-2261..  Mrs. A. G. Pressley  Secretary-Treasurer  Pender Ratepayers  by Pender Harbour & District  Ratepayers1 Association Publicity  Committee.  When the Regional Board  meets December 7th it will be a  that last met November 24th  that last met November 10th.  Gone will be Jack Paterson, Ed  Johnson, Barry Pearson, Jim  Metzler, replaced by Joe Harrison, George Gibb, Charles Lee  and whoever the two village councils decide to send.  The change will be more than  in the faces.    The election has  A Circulation of close to  290,000  FOR ONLY $55.00  A Special'.���Ad Service Espeeiatly For Our Customers  *OT3  WINTER  HOURS  t)  Colonel  IFIounders  had the effect of removing four  of the board's most hidebound  members and replacing them  with men whose views are decidedly more progressive.  The first issue facing the  board will be the election of a  1978 chairman, which is important not so much because of the  position itself but because the  chairman then gets to decide on  the makeup of the committees ;���  which are important.  The two candidates for the  chair are the current chairman  Harry Almond of Roberts Creek  and Peter Hoemberg of Area  'B'. Almond is the most experienced member of the board  and has established a reputation  for flexibility, but some sitting  members object to his casual,  low-key approach to the job,  saying it is not businesslike or  productive.  Hoemberg was undeniably the  most effective speaker on the old  board and possesses the procedural skills, as a former board  planner, to run effective meet-  -TAMMY'S^  "Where you wait for the ferries in comfort"  RESTAURANT  New menu for winter season featuring  EUROPEAN CUISINE as well as usual Canadian  and Seafood.  Also visit Tammy's Games Room next to the  restaurant. The only full-sized snooker table  on the north end of the Peninsula, also pool  table and  pinball   machines  for  the young.  883-9012  Snacks available.        EARLS COVE  L  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 rater ���^ ;-....��.-...,  Please present this coupon when you  arrive.  ings, but he has some strikes  against him.    For one thing he  has a reputation as a centralist  and an empire-builder, continually seeking to increase the board's  powers by sponsoring such measures as the gun-control by-law  and pushing for such  expenditures as a new regional district  building.   In Areas 'A' and *E'  at least, where candidates ran  on platforms of curtailing regional  board powers and expenditures,  such propensities are not popular.  The main controversy involving  Hoemberg however has   to  do  with his  work   in  private   life.  As a partner in Explan Consultants he is not only involved in  development, he is involved in  that specific area of development  that requires closest association  with the Regional Board.     His  company specializes in helping  developers prepare  their plans  for approval by regulating authorities.   There is nothing sinister  about the company in itself, and  if Hoemberg takes the same enlightened ��� developmental   ideas  to work that he does to the Regional Board, he is bound to have  a  good  influence - on  the  local  fraternity   of   sidehill   gougers.  But the question has been raised  as to how Hoemberg can represent   the   developers   and   the  people at the same time without  experiencing a conflict of interest,  and the onus is on him to satisfy  people's concern on this matter  before seeking  the  greater  influence that the chairman's job  would afford.  It is to be noted that Hoemberg himself said in the 1976  election that he didn't want to  run because of his Explan connection but felt he had to save  the area from Hayden Killam,  a reason that is hard to argue  against. But the awareness of  potential conflict Hoemberg felt  then seems to have vanished  recently - his Explan partner  Adrian Stott also tried to get on  the board in this month's election  and now he himself is subject of  a campaign for board chairman.  Hoemberg has made a career  of explaining things and he's  good at it but he's going to. have  to go himself one better to lay  people's doubts at rest this  time. And unless he can succeed  Almond has to be the favoured  choice for the chairman of the  new board.  Guess where  TWO-FOR-ONE  COUPON  This coupon is good for  one free adult admission with  one paid adult admission.  V_-  EXPIRES DECEMBER 31, 1977  QUNSHINE  vQjAPER  7 dozen - 1 week supply  ONLY $5.50  FREE PICK-UP &  DELIVERY TO YOUR  DOOR!  Gift     Certificates  also available.  are  For    more   information  cal 1:886-2678 or 886-7128  Province of  British Columbia  Ministry off Highways  and Public Works  HIGHWAYS ��� NOTICE TO    CONTRACTORS  MACKENZIE ELECTORAL DISTRICT  Maintenance Project M-122 - Earls Cove Ferry Terminal  Installation of Brace Piles to Wingwalls - Berth 2  Full-Size drawings available.  NOTE REVISION TO CLAUSES 5 AND 7 OF INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS  (TENDERERS SHALL SUBMIT, ETC.)  Tender Opening date: December 16th, 1977  (File 892-14)  SEALED TENDERS, on the forms and in the envelopes provided, accompanied by a bid bond or certified cheque as defined in the Instructions to  Bidders, will be received by the Ministry of Highways and Public Works in  Room 237, Douglas Building, Victoria, B.C., unless otherwise specified, up  to 2 p.m. (local Victoria time) on the day of the tender opening, at which time  tenders will be opened in public. The lowest or any tender not necessarily  accepted.  Tender forms with envelopes, plans, specifications, and conditions of tender  can be obtained from the Ministry of Highways and Public Works, 3876  Norland Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3S8 (telephone 294-4711), unless otherwise specified, or from the undersigned for the sum of $10.  If available, full-size drawings can also be obtained for an additional $10.  The Ministry "General Specifications for Highway Construction" to which  the construction of this contract shall conform, are also available for the  sum of $10.  Cheques or money orders shall be made payable to the Minister of Finance.  No such purchases are refundable.  Ministry office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, except  holidays.  R.G.HARVEY  Deputy Minister  The usual prize of $5.00 will be awarded for correct location of the above. Send your entries_'7.  to Box 460, Gibsons. Last week's winner was Mathew Austin of Gower Point Road, Gib-O  sons, who correctly located the log teepee on Mahan Road. '      ^ �����;,  Recreation available Ferry fares$  J Or   Mettaer    reSiaeTltS Charles Barber, New Democrat'  To keep Pender people up to   give us another session in spring: MLA for Victoria, today attacked >  I would like to say   "Thanks" the announcement by Transport**,  to Val for the excellent job she Minister Jack Davis of a B;Gv  date on what is available in  recreation, I would like to list  a few activities we offer, plus  what new programs will be  starting in the New Year. In  the sports line we have - Floor  Hockey, ' Basketball, Volleyball, Ping Pong, Junior Badminton and Rollerskating for  twelve and under.  Ladies Basketball on Sunday  night at Madeira Park School  is a new program,. If you are  interested phone Geraldine Fenn,  883-2461. .   .  For keeping fit we have -  Slim and Trim class. Gymnastics  for girls, Yoga, Belly Dancing  and Aerobic Dance. In January  we will offer Hawaiian, Aerobic  Dance and Relaxation on Wednesday nights, 7:30, at Madeira  Park School. Register early.  For the next two weeks Ladies  Activity night will feature  "Karate and Self Defence"  instructed by Verne Wishlove.  This will be at 7:30 p.m. Madeira  Park School, Wednesdays.  Sorry to say, ladies, that  December 7th will be our last  session of Belly Dancing. Our  very busy instructor, Val Tomkies  needs time for Christmas. We  are hoping Val will be  able to  did. Not only was she a good  teacher - she whetted our appetites to learn more.  On Monday nights we have a  Drama and Pantomime group.  "Dick Whittington and his Cat"  is the title of the pantomime  being produced. This enthusiastic group are preparing for a  Ferries rate increase in the new.."  year. * -A  "Even by Social Credit stah-.  dards,  this  is  an   uncommonly.,  stupid decision,'' said Barber. : t;*  "Once again, the coalition vis?  undermining tourism on Vancou7  ver Island. Once again, thai'  coalition   is   trying   to   use   thoV  spring    performance. Senior   ferry workers as a scapegoat fq&'  Citizens have the Community  Hall Monday nights from 6:30 -  10:00p.m.  If you would like to have a  Bridge or a Whist game going,  play pool or bowl, phone Jack  Heidma, 883-9973, for more information. Don't forget Seniors'  Christmas supper December 19.  their   primitive   fiscal   manage^-  ment of B.C. Ferries." n:">  Once again, the coalition cabij-j'  net is in disarray on an economi^T  issue. Mrs. McCarthy, a Socred'^  is working to revive tourism white  Mr. Davis, a Liberal, is managrng  to kill it. ..vf  We need at least another yeajr'  Rollerskating will be cancelled    of fare stability.  "I urge Premier^  ~    " "     " Bennett to repudiate the announ*'  cement of an increase. I ucge  him to recognize the large-scahV  economic impact of meddling  with the fare structure, and tp  stop treating the ferry system/  as a separate and self-contained/  enterprise." . ,Ij  "It is surely wiser to suffef  a small loss in B.C. Ferries thari'  another catastrophic loss in .thV  whole tourist industry," Barber  concluded. ..7/  >X t% SriX' \    --> *&*i. ���>."*  December 3, due to the Pender  Harbour Clinic Christmas  Craft Fair.  These programs are brought  to you by the "Fitness Service",  a branch of the Sunshine Coast  Community Resource Centre,  and volunteers from the community who give free time. For  any information regarding the  programs please phone me at  883-9923, or Evans Hermon.  883-2745.  The new Halfmoon Bay Fire Truck receives a wet baptism from the Gibsons and Roberts  Creek Fire Departments. The ceremony took place at Seaview Cemetery which marks the  border ofthe Gibsons and Roberts Creek Fire Districts.  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS  PUBLIC NOTICE  TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to By-Law No.  310 cited as "Water Improvements Loan Authorization By-Law No. 310, 1977" the Council of the  Village of Gibsons intends to construct capital  improvements to the municipal waterworks  system as shown in a report and plans prepared  by Dayton &. Knight Ltd.  AND THAT said plans may be viewed during  regular business hours at the Municipal Office.  AND THAT to finance the construction of the  said works the Council proposes to borrow by  way of debentures a sum not exceeding Three  Hundred and Forty Thousand Dollars ($340,000)  repayable not later than twenty years from the  date of issue of such debentures.  -AND THAT unless within thirty days of the  second and last publication of this Notice, not  less than one-twentieth in number of the electors  petition the Council for the submission of the said  by-law for the assent of the electors, the Council  may adopt such by-law.  AND THAT this is the first of two publications  of this Notice.  Dated this 25th day of November, 1977 at Gibsons,  B.C.  J.W.Copland  Municipal Clerk  Pender  Seniors  Pender Harbour Senior  Citi-:!  zen's   Association,   Branch   80,!  held   its   annual   meeting   last;!  Monday evening at the Legion;!  Hall.   Events of the closing year';  were reviewed and expectations!;  for the new one expressed.  Mjrs. j;  Elsa    Warden   in   her   ususal  gracious   manner   officially   u��</-'  stalled the new executive for the*;'  year   1978;   President  -   Gladys;!  Brown;   First   Vice-President^.'���'���',  Isabel    Ralph;    Second    Vi&-'!  President - Peg Riley; Secretarial:  Patricia    Fraser;    Treasurer 7^^7  Edna   Johnson.      Mrs.   Brown' ~X  appointed   Ruth   Saunders   and :   2  Jack Heidema to head the re^-, :  freshment    and    entertainment l!  committees respectively.     , ;j  The gathering was shocked |!  and saddened to hear of the!,1  recent sudden death of a fellow ;|  member, Mrs. Inga Madson,;;  a lady whose charm and friend-j'  liness will be greatly missed. '!  Branch 80 will celebrate Christ->i  mas, as usual, with a festive!!  dinner and party: the da  December 19, the hour, 6:00 p.r  and the place (please note)^  Pender Harbour Community,  Hall. Tickets are available fronC  Mrs. Nell Lillington, 883-2352l��  Deadline December 10th. Thos��  attending are asked to bring,  along two small gifts this yearT  Memberships for 1978 will U  obtainable from the secretary.  4; STEINBKUNNHK  bj&arolynn Bichler  giving on the. Sunshine Coast  is^iright and beautiful not' only  because of the fabulous scenery  wtQchsurrounds us,- it is also due  tbpthe wealth, of history found  ardjong the people who have been  heje since the coast was being  settled. Herb Steinbrunner is  one of the oldtimers. who. can  recall when School Road was a  narrow dirt road, arid, the only  wJSrtr to get to upper Gibsons.  IHerb was born in 1896 on  Flume Road in Roberts Creek.  He" was the third of five children  born to Dan Steinbrunner, a cowboy up from Montana, and Alice  Roberts Steinbrunner, a part of  the family that gave Roberts  Creek its name.  Life was hard in those days  and everyone worked, and growing up meant doing your share  of the chores. Herb's dad had an  eighty acre ranee in Gibsons at  thje' old S-turn, where the trailer  c^urt now stands. The highway  W3ts narrow and filled with  boulders to Wilson Creek, and  after Flume Road there was only,  a 'trail. The area was covered  with huge trees.  '"In 1906 there was a huge fire  that burned west from where the  Beach Comber Motor Inn is now',  td Williams Landing. Fortunately  if rnissed the Steinbrunner ranch,  b\it' the mountain sides were left  scorched and bare.  "When Herb was going to  school there were sixteen children  of-varying ages and grades together in one room. After forth  gtade you went into what was  called high school. Gibsons  dtdn't have a high school, you  had to go into Vancouver. In  Jiihe 1909 when Herb was 1.2 he  djuft school and went to work on  his father's ranch,  vflerb began working in 1909,  afrd except for interruptions due  t(f-< accidents, he worked until  1959. His dream was to be a  farmer, but he never seemed to  make it. In 1915 Herb and his  brother started out to farm in  Manitoba and ended up logging  ln;'Washington State. Herb left  Washington after four years,  he-'never got to Manitoba. Herb  worked in mining for a while,  then back to the Sunshine Coast  in 1921 where he cleared land  until he got back into logging on  Bowen Island.  It was a Saturday in January  when two 16gs<troiled together  s of this place  and crushed Herb's pelvis. They  took him back to camp on a sled  in the snow and rain, and went  to get the doctor. Herb waited  ten hours until .they finally  brought Dr. Fred Inglis and his  dad. From Bowen they went to  Vancouver on a twenty-six foot  fishing boat with a five horse  power engine. Herb described  the weather as "one of those  windy, rainy, black nights."  The doctor said that Herb would  never walk again, but his family  kept that information from him.  In the beginning Herb lay down  most of the time, but he would  try and walk three or four times  a day'until he couldn't stand the  pain any longer. During the  first year Herb taught himself  to walk. He had to tie. a string  around his right foot and pull  up on it to enable him to raise  his foot. Herb would walk daily  from the ranch to the Government  wharf and back using the string  to lift his foot, the only thing  that he felt in his leg was pain.  It took about eight hours for a  round trip. After a year of self  therapy Herb was able-to run  the ranch. That's determination!  Four years after the accident  Herb was broke and felt he had  to go back to work. He hadn't  been working long when an axe  that had been carelessly left in  a stump was dislodged while  he was working and hit him in  the knee. Herb was on Popham  Island and had to be brought to  Doctor Inglis in Gibsons. This  time he nearly died from loss of  blood. It took five months to  recover from the accident.  While still on crutches, Herb,  not one to be kept down, went to  visit some friends who were  working on Hermit Island. There  he met Dorothy Boyes, a girl  who was working for a family  on Paisley Island. When the  family returned to Vancouver at  the end of the summer Herb  asked Dorothy if she would go  out with him if he came to Vancouver. He didn't want to go all  the way to the city to be refused.  This began a relationship that  ended five years later in marriage.  Herb recovered and began  logging on Hermit Island until  a fisherman suggested he try  his luck at fishing. June' 1, 1930,  the first day that Herb began  fishing, there was a terrific  ., storm off. the, north end of Van  couver Island.  Herb wished that  he was back home in Gibsons as  . he tossed around on the ocean.  Fishermen had about thirty-  foot boats with six horse power  engines in those days. It took  three days to go 250 miles, if it  didn't blow. Herb fished commercially until 1946, and he still  hasn't lost his love of fishing  and the sea.  In 1934 Herb and Dorothy  married. They lived on the boat  their first year together. It was  the Depression, there wasn't  much money. Dorothy and Herb  knew a man who lived on his  boat and subsisted on one dollar  a week. Herb feels that people  had different attitudes then,  that they helped each other more.  In 1935 the Steinbrunners  bought the lot where they still  live on School Road. They lived  in a small cottage until they  got enough money together to  build their present house. Together they built their house in  1939. There were a few houses,  Dr. Inglis, and a couple more up  School Road, but there was no  North Fletcher. They had no  electricity or water.  In 1959 Herb began blacking  out on his job for the highway   years ago Herb carved  a cane  department.    Herb learned that   for himself because he  needed  Coast News, November 29,1977.  ^.^  Herb Steinbrunner is pictured among some of the wooden carvings whith which he fills  his still active hours.  he was having heart attacks,  his heart was twice its normal  size, and one-third scar tissue.  He had to retire and was given  one to three years to live. Herb  was told to stop walking up and  down hills and to take it easy.  He quit for a while, but having  spent   his   whole   life   walking  it to get around. Now along  with the carvings that he has  given away are several canes  that he has made for people in  the Gibsons area.  Herb keeps busy with his yard  that's full of fruit trees, 600  pounds   of   apples   this   year,  and  being  active  Herb   wasn't   and his garden that is planted  able to play the invalid and was  up  and out again.     Herb  has  never owned a car, and has never  felt the need for one.     "Years  ago everyone walked.''  Throughout his life Herb has  maintained a love of carving.  He began when he was a child.  Herb has a wonderful collection  of wood sculptures that he has  created over the years. Carvings  of animals, people, and ships  are among his treasures. He has  had his work on display twice  and should show his fine cuttings again, they are of interesting subjects skillfully done.  After  having  a. stroke  three  every spring. From spring until  fall, when he isn't busy at home,  Herb is out on his boat salmon  fishing, he's a good man to know,  he gives all his fish away. You  can also find him busy in his  workshop carving, repairing  things for the neighbours, or  pursuing some interest. Herb  is no slouch. He's an active man  who proves that you can rise  above adversity.  . ��X* *��* *&��*^^ ^fc ^fc +m^ +mm+ ^fc *X* *ma+ ^Lm* ^1{* +mfc *m*+  N.D.P. BOOKSTORE  Next to  Sears   -  Harbour Area  Try us for Pre-Xmas  Shopping  886-2405  ��� mjp *&0 **!/* ^X* ^0 9^0 ^i*^^* ^X* *A* ^A* ^A* ^^* *ifi *&0  ��^$^A 886-9414  ^BATHROOrrS  PLUS  (Boutique)  PRECHR?STrW^S;^VLE  BATH MATS   J|S?%  "Velvet Cord #��      >  reg. $16.95  SALE $10.99^"^  FIELDCREST |^^_S  -"TW^"  ���\%  \7-J- '���  \n>  Allure"  Bath-reg. $9.95 SALE $6.95  Hand - reg. $6.95 SALE $4.95  Wash - reg. $2.85 SALg$i����J9  Other in-store Specials *Jt~:>r  Christmas Gift Suggestions  Browsers welcome!  TANKSETS  Reg. $17.95  SALE $12.95  il Classified Ad Gets Up tariier Than Most Ihck Htmtys .  SUNSHINE COAST TV  SALES & SERVICE  In the 1P o^dtfwhtown Sechelt  Dealer for ^������Mflll^w  ���;; C^g> Mark of Quality  a**���      APPLIANCES  and    TELEVISIONS  Ask about our "package" deals  TIRED OF PAINTING?  TRY .  VINYL  - SIDING -  ALUMINUM  hfir>  * Aluminum Roll-up Awnings  * Aluminum Canopies  * Sheet Vinyl Sundecking  t>D  >o'A \\  * Aluminum Mobile Home Skirtings.   :���:���������; : ~ ij ',:*. ���  CALL SUNSHINE PRODUCTS  (R. Sasaratt) 886-7411  CARPET REMNANTS PRICED SO LOW  YOU THINK WE ARE GIVING THEM AWAY  These remnants up to 6 ft. x 12 are priced for  the budget minded.  Prices Reduced 25% - 50%  SECHELT STORE  Roll Ends Discounted 25% - 30%-50%:  12 x 8' 6" CANDIA:    80% wool & 20% nylon.  Patterned red /black  12x10' 9" ESCAPE: Nylon, Golden Nugget  #.  m  Wi4  12 x 16'  ILLUSTRATION:    Level loop.  back, kitchen carpet, Copper.  12x15'. TIFFANY GLOW: Marsh Green  Rubber  12 x 9' LUMINAIRE:  Rust Nugget  12x9' Sugar Maple  Kinky twist.    Anywhere.  Reg.$203.00  NOW $110.00  Reg.$271.55  NOW $203.67  Reg.$254.89  NOW $116.95  Reg.$179.00  NOW $128.00  $107.40  $107.40  GIBSONS STORE  12 x 16' 9" GASLIGHT:    High-low, colour Sun-  dance.  12 x 13' LUMINAIRE:    Bamboo Green, rubber  back.  12 x 19 COUNTDOWN: Rust, short shag.  12 x 10' 8" RIDEAU: Rust, rubber back.  12 x 8*9" PRIDE & JOY:   Spring Lutuce, hard  twist.  PLUS MANY, MANY MORE!  Reg.$378.00  NOW $223.10  Reg. $207.09  NOW $155.10  Reg. $404.00  NOW $253.00  Reg.$156.91  NOW $113.92  Reg.$186.72  NOW $95.12  Ken DeVries & Son Ltd.  HIGHWAY 101, GIBSONS.  886-7112  IN THE HEART OF SECHELT  885-3424  *1  INTIMACY and TWILIGHT ZONE: 100% N,y(jQn,:.,  yarn for wearability and easy maintenance^ & Aa  beautiful carved, tone on tone carpet.   4 delicate;  colours:  White  Aspen,   Snow   Bunny,   Baffibto^U  Bittersweet. ni ?.?���-  Sug. Retail Price$14.95sq*^d:"<  NOW $12.95 sqTVd.  ADONEAU (2nds): Peppercorn made by CrosStey-j  Karastan. Acrilan fibre gives it that Iuxu^mjs"1  appeal, hard wearing, easily maintained. 9^fie';,  buried loop enhances the slight pattern9C^nd,7  accentuates the two tone colour. This carpet  is priced regularly at $25.95 sq. yd., becausejef  slight imperfections NOW$17.95sq.yd.  %_������& ��A�� *t�� +j*itlm* _* ��X*��A* ��1*��&����^ +& ���& mfr *_+m_m ���_*���)& ml* mj^+&0 m_m m_m m&A ��^ ��A�� *1* ���&�� ��1^ *teil�� '_+ _ff-.i *  &J* *!** ^f* ^F* ^^^ ^^^ *^^ ^��^ ^^* ^^^ **J* ^T* *w*^m* ^^^^J^ ^V* ^a^^T*^l^ ^w* *^^ ^W* ^e^ ^a^ ^^*^a* ^^*^^^ ^v^ ^jv^^Vi ^T* *T^ *  CAMILLE (2nds):   Classic suede.   An all srifrVeti  carpet.   Again, an acrilic fibre, but heaviet^afhd';  more dense with that buried loop to give it^ore '���'  appeal. Classic suede is a rich deep creamy crMurr  The quality is just superb.     Because of sJTdht  imperfections  this carpet  is  priced down ^(Jm.  Sug. Retail Price $26.95sq.wycir  NOW $17.95 sqrydT  ��_P _��^_* ��A* ^��V *^ *^�� *mm* *&A ��A* ^t^fc ifc^fc *X* *mm* +mfa ^L* ^mm* *^^ +mm* *<mm* *^ +m^ ^^ *^^ -J|- ^^ ^L* *2A ^Lft.^fe^^C ^t  ^^^^^^^P^'t^^^^^^^^^^#^^^^V ^^^'a^^7^^^^^&*^v^^9*^^^  T*^^^^^^^��*#'1%^^^^^^ ^^^^V^^^^^^^'^^ ^T^^V^f^^f^^^^9^  ROSEDALE: by Crossley Karastan. One colour  only; Golden Rye. A heavy Saxony with a three  ply yard, for extra stabi I ity. ev< ������ u  Sugg. Retail Vale at $18.95 s^cuy'd:-  NOW $12.95 sq'.yd.-  *******************************^%^  SHALADIN: Four colours; Brown Nugget, Qpafige^  Flash, Cinnamon, Vanilla. This subtle twd^nie';  carpet is a saxony type, 100% nylon carpet. : ��  Regularly Priced at $13.95 sck ydL~>  NOW^��.^  ���_*   _M ��_�� +_�� ��i^ ^t* +Mt*   ���* *4# *Mt* ^0 *&�� ^m* ^$�� *^ *���* *J0 *lm* +1* *S**> *J^ +1*+ *mm* SL�� *ll�� *ll* *A* *1^ _�� *A* *Jf ���!**������> __ __   4  STYLE 645:    A level loop two tone green, with:-:  a high density rubber backing for quick and easy  installation.  This carpet is constructed for use in  Jieavy traffic areas - easy cleaning.  ^ _g Now for an all Low price of $6.95 sq. yd:  *M I   *  20  Coast News, November 29,1977  J&C ELECTRONICS  Cowrie St., Sechelt, B.C., Box 776  FREE coffee and donuts  DOOR PRIZE each day  10% OFF  T.V.s & Appliances  inqlia  Refrigerators  A variety of styles  from which to choose  ristmas  Gift ideas  Radio /haek  y the TRUCK LOAD  from  Radio  OK  ���  ���  ���  Radios  Digital Clocks  Bicycle Radios  Games  Walkie Talkies  ��� Stereos  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  Cassette Players  Calculators  C.B.'s  Toys  Science Kits  m of fho month  The Perfect Gift for  Music Lovers!  LIBERATOR  The   HEAVY   DUTY   LIBERATOR   has  these extra features:  ���fr Self cleaning lint filter  fr- Agitator-mounted fabric softener dispenser  The   HEAVY   DUTY   DRYER       comes  complete with:  ���fr  Permanent press cycle  Give a complete Clarinette stereo entertainment centre,  in one compact unit...a 3-speed phono, tape^ recorder/  player and AM/FM stereo receiver, ready to play, with two  big speakers. With the recorder, you can build a tape  library for home or car by recording from the AM/FM  stereo receiver or from the phono. You can even add your  own voice as you tape, with our 'Sing-Along' feature...  just add a mike. Or you can create your own stereo by  adding two mikes. It's hard to believe that so much superb  entertainment can be contained in one compact unit.  A truly beautiful gift to give or receive.  See the complete line of Clarinette���stereo compacts, in  all price ranges, at your nearby Radio Shack Store.  reg. $749.00  Save $75.00  THE BEAUMONT ��� 26P047  This versatile 26" model in  contemporary styling can adapt  from a consolette to a table  model. Modern square-faced  legs are easily removable to  allow the set to be placed on a  shelf, table or on the smart  chrome rollaway stand that is  available as an optional extra.  Cabinet is finished in grained  walnut vinyl-covered hardwood  solids.  Dimensions: 31 "W x 24"H x 22"  Budget Terms Available  OU per month.  This set could be yours for as little as  PHILIPS MODULAR**  PHILIPS  Color Television  The dependable one  i

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