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Array i4 *     i Ala  ,1 Coast News, December 21,1987.  Fred Cruice  1896 -1987  Longtime publisher of The Sunshine Coast News Fred  Cruice died in St. Mary's Hospital early Friday morning,  December 18. He was 91.  Fred's life was a life-long love affair with newspapers,  primarily the Regina Leader-Post and the Coast News here  on the Sunshine Coast.  His more than 60 years as a journalist were interrupted  by two periods of national servir. . F .. served as �� *"*c  in the trenches of the First Wond War in France.  During the Second World War he v-as chosen uy  Donald Gordon to work on the Wartime Prices and Trade  Board.  Fred and Dorothy Cruice moved to the Coast in 1954,  ostensibly to retire, but printer's ink was in his blood and  when the opportunity presented itself he purchased the  Sunshine Coast's first newspaper. He was to continue as  editor and publisher until he passed his 80th birthday in  1976.  It was Fred's journalistic style to eschew sensationalism.  He believed in letting dust settle and in making his comments after he could see clearly and upon reflection.  His comment was invariably fair-minded and free from  malice.  Nor did Fred's interest flag with his retirement. He continued to drop into the Coast News office in Gibsons for  many years after his retirement to ask how things were going, occasionally to offer advice when asked for it, occasionally to offer congratulations when he thought they  were merited.  It is our privilege to salute the passing of one who was.  long associated with this publication and who served his  country with the same quiet effectiveness with which he  served his adopted community for more than 20 years.  We would express our warmest condolences to Dorothy  Cruice and her family and we are sure that very many on  the Sunshine Coast will join us in saluting the passing of a  good and decent man.  Welcome maturity  The directors of the regional board have earned both  admiration and respect for their maturity and generosity in  handling Sechelt's decision to opt out of the EDC. While  they obviously had to swallow hard to control their  frustration, each of the regional representatives (with the  exception of Brett McGillivray who abstained from voting)  essentially agreed to face and handle the inevitable anger  of their constituents in order to do the best thing for the  Sunshine Coast as a whole.  It is also significant that the Sechelt Indian Band has let  it be known that they will be joining the cooperative effort  as soon as their letters patent are finalized.  The region as a whole can only benefit from this kind of  dignified behaviour, wliere personal antagonisms are put ^ -s  ,   aside for the betterment of the whole.  ��� /,.';>' ��� ,.   ;  If this attitude continues, the Sunshine Coast'rhay stop #~.  being a bad joke in Victoria and become a powerful /  regional force, reaping the attendant economic benefits.  5 YEARS AGO  The Village of Sechelt's application for a Canada  Community Development Program grant of $112,000  has been turned down by the federal agency. The grant,  which was originally sought by Sechelt developer,  Henry Hall, was to be used for building boat launching  facilities in Trail Bay. When Sechelt council refused to  support an application for a foreshore lease, which Hall  needed to proceed with his project, Mr. Hall gave the  village his grant application.  10 YEARS AGO  Among the stable beasts, a new animal has become  the guardian of the crib this year. This is Heidi, a big St.  Bernard dog. She looks beautiful, dignified and placid in  the place she has chosen for herself in the Christmas  creche among the many lights of Albert Weal's pasture.  20 YEARS AGO  A petition opposing the highways department's proposed route for the Gibsons by-pass from Langdale to  the region of Seaview Cemetery, is being circulated.  Residents of the North Road area between Reid Road  and the Sunshine Coast Highway as far as Seaview  Cemetery are petitioning the Highways Department to  reconsider the location.  30 YEARS AGO  Principal Buckly and pupils of Madeira Park Senior  and Junior High School are wearing broad smiles these  days as moving day arrived. The new highschool on the  Sunshine Coast Highway near Kleindale is finished.  Classes there assembled on Monday last.  40 YEARS AGO  Not a place to be left behind in the dizzy whirl of  fashion and style, Sechelt is turning once more to the  old-time dances. On the second Friday of every month,  old timers and new gather at the Legion Hall to hear and .  dance to the music of yesterday.  Editor's Note: In the summer of  1987, after learning that he was  terminally ill, Canadian writer  George Ryga, was invited to a  Poetry Festival in Baghdad, the  revival of an ancient custom.  The Merbad Festival has as  its focus, the struggle of  mankind for peace and justice.  The following poem was written  by Ryga for that festival. It was  read for him there in late  November after his untimely  death.  It is reprinted here with the  permission of Mrs. Norma  Ryga and dedicated to the  memory of a fine writer and a  great man.  The long sleep ends in spinning  shards of light  Fired from sacred armaments  beyond horizons  Of this earth.  Such lovely colors now flare  with bursts  Of red rage - of cool violets  and blues -  The joy of gold and green  lighting the canyons  And crevices of stone. Lighting  ribbons  Of moving steel which bind  continents  In abundance of cereals and ~  fruits  Bunker oil and machines to  further cut  And peel the granite layers of  earth's skin..  Another distant crash and  myriads of stars  Rise among the tracers, crystals  of rare gems  In the finery of ribboned colors  Of the rainbow. And on a hill  Where dead men rest the long  night  Of eternity, one rises to his  elbow,  Then his knee. Dim eyes turned  skywards  And parched lips quivering for  a word '        . |  To greet the changing time.* Ife  sways)  {  ^Rising cosmic yvinds \iiih .���_  ���W" &sjjirill solids .'^ \-^  Begin to bend'and weave the' fc  ���.   colored threads      :   ../ ���.*e  '' Of heaven in an ever-chatigfrjg  tapestry.  And in the restless play of image  and of light  Momentary ghosts of time slip  by  To vanish in a turning, pulsing  sweep  Of fresh stars and streamers  from the cold  And restless reservoirs of space.  He rises to his knees and sees  Faint tracings form and vanish  of times  Gone or still to come - great  horses  Pawing wind and cloud with  faceless  Armored warriors on their  backs swallowed  By a wall of flame which  vanished with  The vanished horsemen. A  cathedral in the sun  And chime of bells announcing  harvest  Or approaching war - great  northern rivers  Carrying ice to distant seas.  Darkened fields  Of people running, stumbling  from destruction,  Food and tools bundled on  their backs.  Another wash of turning light  and lovers  Can be seen beside a garden  wall, transfixed  In time through chemistry and  soul.  Children in a tree of children,  pulling  Swollen plums from drooping  limbs to nourish  Cries of laughter in the green  and languid leaves.  A horse-drawn wagon with a  load of summer hay  And a young boy sleeping in its  shadow, straw hat  Covering his face and horses  sleeping where they stood.  He points from his knees to the  fading image  And hoarsely shouts - "That's  me! Thats me!  As I once was!"  Long forgotten tears now bum  his eyes  And he drops his head,  . overcome by his own  Inner visions of a childhood  spent with women gossips,  Men smelling of the barnyard  and the field -  Of children like himself learning  to cut woods.  Turn cereals to bread, mend  shoes, mid-wife  Cows giving birth to calves  in breach.  Love and death as constant as  the changing seasons -  Enemies and friends alike  worried for each other,  l'r Shared each other's triumphs  and sad times;  Animals and poultry each with  names like Susie,  John and Paul - cared for with  ;;v   tenderness  And.pnly the most loved  ���L. +5? ^slaughtered gently  And then fed family and guests  y^    for the most important     I  Dinner, of the year. All faith"  was simple -  -���r God was $ garish painting in  the country church -  God was water in the deep  and icy well -  God was a patch of good dark  soil, or a stroke  Of luck in purchase of a  needed horse.  God was a light of mystery  and joy in eyes  Of a girl retreating into  womanhood, beckoning  For him to follow. God was  darkness  Gathering light...  He lifts his face towards the  firmament again  Refreshed and grateful for an  end to lying prone  On the stony hill of those  neglected  And the dead - a human refuse  heap that would not  Decompose or turn to dust.  The fallen ones  Of whom no one spoke. Victims  of unexpected turns  In history and ways of living.  The Sunshine  Published by GLASSFORD PRESS LTD.  Editorial    Penny Fuller   Joel Johnstone    Ken Collins  Advertising  Fran Burnside  Linda Dixon  John Gilbert  Production  Jan Schuks  Bev Cranston  Bonnie McHeffey  The Sunshine COAST NEWS Is a locally owned newspaper, published on the Sunshine Coast, B.C. every Monday by Glassford Press  Ltd., Box 460, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0. Gibsons Tel. 886-2622 or  886-7817; Sechelt Tel. 885-3930. Second Class Mail Registration No.  4702.  The Sunshine COAST NEWS is protected by copyright and reproduction of any part of It by any means is prohibited unless permission in  writing is first secured from Glassford Press Ltd., holders of the  copyright. SUBSCRIPTION RATES  Canada: 1 year $35; 6 months $20; Foreign; 1 year $40  These living dead, condemned  with blighted hopes  And poverty to purgatory  and despair  Which embittered everything -  the food they ate.  The homes they could not pay  for - bright flowers  fn their window boxes which  belied deep melancholia  Behind the windows of the  house. Children  With half a chance at entry  to the throbbing world  Of computers, commerce,  politics and art -  Dulled by drugs, ignorance and  fear of life  In the onrush of urbanized  forests, fields  Beyond forgotten hamlets  Where the mayor and the  village fool  Would meet as equals, for one  could read -  The other shovelled snow in  times of need.  He lifts his face toward the  firmament again  To see volcanoes, storms,  great fires mirrored  In the heavens, but only  briefly, for the roiling  Lights and shadows gave  further birth to images  Of times earth remembered.  Beasts small and great -  Birds with jaws of dogs -  reptiles and armored fish -  And man, crouching at the  roots of mighty grass trees,  Avoiding dangers of quick  death for food. Content  With grubs and lizards, he  avoids the Jang and claw  Reaching for him. But he  observes, and ponders.  He ponders and observes..  Rivers boil and rage and then  subside. Huge fires  Of mighty armies of the  centuries creating warmth  And food, then vanish in  swirling vapors that cloud  heaven  fn forbidding darkness that  chill him as he watches,  Wondering why it is his fortune  to be witness  To the memories of earth.  He has not done enough to  match the imagery  Of ancient horsemen in the  clouds, their angry gazes  Set on conquest of other lands  and peoples -  Followed by the solemn priesthood of magnificent religions  Sowing deeper seeds in earth  made fertile  With blood of war and ashes  of scorched forests.  Groups of survivors passed in  shadows, heads bowed  In weariness and hunger.  Fiddlers and dancing players  Garish in their masks followed  pain^ with lively  Pantomimes of triumph over  darkness and despair,  Their throbbing sound of hope  lifting up his spirit  As he craned his neck peering  into clouds which had     ���:���  Devoured their image and their  memory.  He has not done enough - the  words burn his lips i:  And as he squints upwards,:''.  searching for the vanished-.  Spectres in the turbulence of  sky rebuilding order  Out of chaos and eternal  revolution of the stars.    . r.  / have not done enough!  The cry now leaves his mouth  And in his inner eye he sees. ���  the reason ��� ;  For his stricken state -his   %���  purgatory of the spirit     ���.;  And dreadful fall from grace,  for which the fault >  Was his - all his. Between the  summer mowing of the hay.  In boyhood and the climb up.  the hill to join the dead ones  So many seasons later, the    .  world had fed and sheltered  His family and him. In return,  this same earth asked  For his outrage at Hiroshima.'-  incinerated . ��.. ���  On a bright summer morning.-  Or a cry for Chile  HTiere the flames of freedom  faltered  In a rush of bandits - The  torment of So weto  .. The fascist slaughter in  Stmt ilia. ,���  / have not done enough, he /  moaned and staggered  To his feet. Frost now fell   -:  from the stilled >  Heavens and he shuddered in  his rags. \  Nearby, another body stirred,  then fell face down  Into the earth. He was alone,-  chilling quickly  In the icy night of frozen  stars and desolated earth   >  Whose memory now paused,..*  waiting for a sign ;  Of recognition from these      ;  damaged gods who failed'--'���  In obligations for their lives of  pain and splendor.  Then - drawing a fierce breath,  his heart ignited ���  With a longforgottert fire.     -  Brighter and brighter  It flared, globing through his-.  skin and clothes.  He cried through parched lips-  "Yes -1 am free,  Free, free at last! I will go  where I am needed.  Tend the sick and wounded - .  give courage to the fallen.."  Spirit now and weightless, he'.  rose into the darkness  On wings he could not see,    .  hovered for a moment,  Relishing the icy chill washing'  at his fever,  Then turned and vanished  eastward, to meet  The rising sun. Racing now to  meet the dawn -  To join the tragedies and      '���<  triumphs to come.  George Ryga  September 1987  Maryaniie's Viewpoint  Dear Santa  by Maryanne West  For everyone who has to  write editorials or columns, or  who has to put together a  Christmas issue of a magazine  or newspaper, the season comes  around too fast.  As the 'season to be jolly'  seems to start earlier each year  ��� and become more commercialized, one looks for stories  which relate to the true meaning  of the celebration, or ones  which can make us stop for a  moment to think about where  this mad rush to buy things we  don't really need is taking us.  A few weeks ago, Sean Kelly,  a grade 12 student at North  Delta Senior Secondary, wrote  an open letter to Santa Claus  which was published in the Vancouver Province.  It's a privilege to be able to  hand over the rest of this space  to Sean. His letter reads:  "Dear Santa: I don't want a  G.I. Joe and I don't want a  Rambo doll. I want an explanation. Ever since I was small,  you've been putting out your  propaganda around the end of  December each year. Spreading  goodwill to all good little bays'  and girls is a common theme>v  Apparently children are ex��  pected to believe that when they*  go to bed on Christmas Ev$��;  every other little child on earm;  is also anticipating the joy of,  waking up in the morning to:  presents and good cheer.        ��  This just isn't so. A very large  number ,of children know  nothing of these joys. Children-  still old enough to believe in you?  are being trained for combat ifr  Iran and Iraq. ;:��  Give them wisdom. ��  Children in South Africa who;  are too young to understand are;  waking up to discrimination;  and oppression. \\  Give them hope. >':  Children in Cambodia fall  asleep with visions of automatic'  rifles and bombs dancing in  their heads. *;���  Give them tenderness.        ���*;  Children in Ethiopia drearjft  of getting enough food the next  day. f:;  Give them a future. C;  And   for   the   children   of;  Canada, give them awareness  and compassion. I know it's 'ft  lot to ask, but I've been good.'?':  Sean Kelly.' ���mmpwgiiniPjpima/iiHKV  [\ kf-'tLiLL"  Coast News, December 21,1987  is*-:  ^Editor:  -J^C; Earlier this year you were  . p^kmd enough to print a sug-  ' "gested reading list, prepared by  fnyself, presenting a spectrum  of biblical, evangelical thinking  ���tvon 'peace issues'. It was an attempt to offer an alternative to  the selective rhetoric of some on  the   fundamentalist   right   as  documented in a previous issue  of your paper.  ". We are now at the season of  the year when it is customary  for our culture to pay lip service  to the birth of Christ as the  Prince of Peace. This year we  do so in the added glow of the  recent Washington summit.  Just how far the treaty signed  there will go towards furthering  meaningful world peace remains to be seen, but it is at  least a gesture in that direction.  ���'���-' At the time of Christ's birth,  the world of his day also existed  under an uneasy peace (the 'pax  '-Romana') imposed by the  Roman emperor. But as the first  century thinker, Epictetus  ���wrote, "while the emperor may  give peace from war on land  and sea, he is unable to give  peace from passion, grief and  envy. He cannot give peace of  heart, for which man yearns  rriore than even for outward  peace."  It is the biblical claim that  Jesus Christ came to achieve  just such peace by atoning for  human sin and thereby affording   reconciliation   with   our  Creator for all who believe.  Flowing from this, there arises  inner peace of conscience and  peace between neighbours and  societies. Because of this biblical  priority, the angels in the birth  narrative sang first of 'glory to  God in the highest', and then  'on earth peace to men on  whom his favour rests.'  Similarly, Jesus taught that  we are to 'love the' Lord (our)  God' with all our heart, soul  and mind and secondly to love  our neighbour as ourself. When  the love of God fills our hearts,  we can even love our enemies.  However, to reverse the biblical  order is, I believe, counterproductive and inimical to the  interests of true peace.  It is relatively easy for the  sceptic to point to the atrocities  past and present perpetrated in  the name of Christendom. But  this serves only to demonstrate  that all too often the professed  followers of Christ have accomodated to the spirit of the  world rather than that of their  Master.  Our Lord told us that 'by  their fruits you shall know  them'. And true peace is the  fruit that finds its root in peace  with God through Jesus Christ.  May this message be heard  among the competing claims for  the 'true meaning' of  Christmas?  J. Cameron Fraser, Pastor  Grace Reformed Presbyterian  Church, Sechelt  Money well spent  Editor:  You are probably noticing  quite a few people standing  around on corners early in the  morning. These people are likely working on JobTrac or  EBAP programs. There have  been, fortunately, lots of these  awarded locally and provincial-  ly, in the last year. A lot of them  are forestry related.  The reason Pm writing this is  just to let you know that the  public is getting their money's  worth. These crews are all rriak-  Stores too close  ing $7 an hour ($5 after deductions) and they are all involved  with cost effective programs.  Pruners can prune a tree in  five minutes and it raises the  value of the tree up to $400.  Spacers can cut the maturity  rate of the tree in a plot by 20 to  30 years.  In our case, we also worked  on the ski trails for Tetrahedron  and various park sites for  Forestry that were beautiful  places for your camping, fishing  and tourist appeal.  Gordon Macallister  Editor:  I wonder what kind of mentality allows for the opening of  yet another convenience store  within less than half a mile of  two others in the same road in  Gibsons.  This means that there are  now six within a radius of one  mile. Free enterprise is one  thing, but this is stupid!  Stores in such a small community, especially that of Gibsons Landing, should be com-  not  plementing   each   other,  competing.  The area is so small, that with  this mentality abroad, the cake  will have so many slices that no  one will do well.  I hope the public common  sense will take whatever steps to  adjust this unnecessary abundance of convenience stores.  After all, it doesn't look as if we  can rely on the township to give  any leadership in these situations.  John Heffley  Season's greetings  Editor:  ' -We would like to wish all our  naembers, supporters and volunteers a healthy and happy  hbliday. Please note that the  j&rts Centre will be closed from  December 21 until January 20.  ;-,1987 has been a great year  and  we  look   forward  to   a  stimulating   and   rewarding  season in 1988.  And many thanks to Coast  News for keeping the arts in the  public eye. Merry Christmas to  you,too!  Donna Shugar,  Arts Centre Coordinator  Joan Marshall,  Arts Centre Curator  LAST  OUNCE!  Everything  In the store is still  ON SALE!  Open Christmas Eve 'til 4 pm  I'll deliver 'til 8 pm  Christinas Eve!  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While John Shaske will retain  the chair of the Finance Committee, and Gordon Wilson  keeps the Foreshore Advisory  Task Force, Jim Gurney will  now chair the Public Utilities  Committee, Gordon Wilson  takes over Planning, and newly  elected director Stan Dixon  heads up the Parks Committee,  with a newly expanded budget  to work with.  The Transportation Committee is in limbo, as the SCRD  considers alderman Norm  Peterson's motion, made when  he was Gibsons' representative  on the board to restructure that  committee. Stan Dixon asked to  be excused from the appointment of chairman, when Connor announced it, and the  responsibility was left with Brett  McGillivray who was John  Shaske's alternate. A permanent appointment will be made  once the structure of the committee is decided.  New people will also be  representing the SCRD on  various committees in which  they participate. Stan Dixon will  be sitting on the Airport Committee and the Community Services Society. Jim Gurney will  sit on the Economic Development Commission and chair the  Regional Hospital District.  Area F Director John Shaske  will sit on the Sunshine Coast  Provincial Emergency program.  Brett McGillivray will act as  Vice-Chairman for the next year  and sit on the Forestry Committee.  EDC presents  suggestions for change  Having received the final  ] report from consultants hired to  evaluate and make recommendations about the Economic  Development Commission  (EDC), commission members  held a workshop last week to  consider the suggestions and  formulate their own recommendations for consideration by the  SCRD. The results of that  workshop were presented to the  board on Thursday night.  Of prime importance was the  hiring of an Economic Development Officer as soon as possible.   The  commission   recom-  I mended that applicants for the  position be reviewed by the  EDC, 'and that the mayors of  Gibsons and Sechelt and the  Chairman of the SCRD be involved in the review.'  The    future   commission  ; should be comprised of eight in  dividuals and a chairman, who  is not a member. They suggested: one representative each  from Sechelt, Gibsons and the  SCRD; one from each of the  Chambers of Commerce; and  three non-elected members who  would be appointed jointly by  the chairman of the SCRD, and  the mayors of Gibsons and  Sechelt.  The commission also supported the concept of an  economic development centre  that would house the various  organizations involved in  economic development and will  commence discussions with  various organizations to that  end.  The recommendations were  accepted by the board with an  amendment which would ensure  that one of the non-elected  members would represent Area  A.  Community Futures  ays groundwork  Since September, the Community Futures Committee has  been meeting to lay the ground  work for how it will function in  the community. Even though  the members come to the committee from a wide diversity of  backgrounds, common goals  have been forged and a strategy  for implementation discussed.  With Bill McKinnon in the  Chair and Bill Bailey as  Secretary-Treasurer,   back-  886-2425   Tues-Fri, 10-4  ground work has been done and  a sub-committee structure  established. The Community  Futures Committee is now  preparing to receive input from  the community and in turn  discuss it's own options.  To be eligible to receive  federal funds for the program,  the committee must go through  a process of researching community needs and potential,  identify the programs options  chosen and prepare a five year  plan towards economic recovery. Because of the overlap between these functions and those  of other organizations, the committee will be reviewing all existing local studies and begin a  consultative process with the  community.  mmm  To All  Customers & Friends  We Extend  WARMEST  SEASONS GREETINGS  Verda, Gus, & Staff  p/2F7CQV'��� DEU&  Uuoa I  O   SNACK  SNACKERY  Your friendly coffee spot  Sunnycrest Mall  886-7922  Restructuring Committee  =V:^*VA**-v3>vV'X<>-.A��VN^V;;\;JVT^^'P>��viV!VV  by Joel Johnstone  The first Gibsons Restructuring Study Committee meeting  was baptised by an onslaught of  questioning aimed at consultant  Tom Moore, of T. Moore and  Associates Ltd.  Committee Chairman Jane  Sorko could do little but sit  back and let the floor be passed  continually on to Area E Director Jim Gurney, who clearly  wanted specific answers to  specific questions at what Sorko  thought would be a meeting in  general.  "It seems to me for all the  posturing and hysteria (Moore)  weathered the kinds of statements quite well," she said.  Both Gurney and Area E  Director John Shaske pointed  out they were present to represent their constituents, and  made it clear the feedback they  had received from those residents obligated them to fight  restructuring.  Shaske said the majority-rule  voting system which would be  applied to restructuring was unfair because his area could be  voted into a municipal district it  doesn't want to be a part of.  Gurney brought cheers from  the public gathered when -he  said he would use regioflal  district money, if it was  available, to fight against  restructuring if that is what he  feels his constituents want.  7  But Lorraine Goddard, filling  in for an absent Mayor Diane  Strom, pointed out the vote  system is not heavy in favour of  the town at all because both  areas combined could easily  out-vote Gibsons as a wholel  Moore also said if the vote  was too close the Ministry of  Municipal Affairs' may not accept an application to restructure Gibsons and some of its  surrounding areas into a district  and "there wouldn't be any afc-  tion taken without it g^ing t<qj a  vote." -      .1  What remained unclear was  how many would be allowed! o  vote.   . ���.       |  ���;���:��� Moore said not necessarily-all  of Area E and F would $e  allowed to vote. Instead, the  voting population may^only include the areas affected, falling  into the boundary structure of  the district. "We don't know  yet what the boundaries are going to be."  This gave ammunition to the  public gallery, which was allowed a 31 minute question period,  and Chuck Weatherill said Gibsons was trying to absorb  more taxpayers to help pay the  town's debt on sewer and water  treatment.  Moore defended the town's  position by saying the debt tax  load would remain on those  who receive the services.  But Gurney and Shaske compelled him to point out that  municipalities can and have in  the past, legislated taxes within  their boundaries with the ap-  , proval of municipal affairs.  Moore said area residents absorbed by restructuring would  escape what he says the Minister  of Finance and Corporate Relations, Mel Couvelier, told him  would be mill-rate increases  , from the present 1.4 to 3.0 over  the next five years.  Weatherill and Gurney called  this scare tactics. Gurney  pointed out the mill-rate increase, taxes paying for road  and police services to rural  areas, would only go from 1.4  to 1.7. The 3.0 figure is one  "I'd suggest Mr. Couvelier  would have to justify. I'm suggesting it isn'l 300 mills."  Though Gurney appeared unrelenting in his demands for  financial projections from the  study, Moore stuck to one-step-  at-a-time and said his firm  would look into providing the  committee with a detailed map  of boundaries present and those  which would be affected by  restructuring. The study, he  said, was not to project taxes or  recommendations to such affect ���  because it was not in the mandate of the study to make those  recommendations. It is the role  of committee to do so, he said.  Sorko said the rumours and  gossip surrounding the study  and restructuring are creating  fears within the community  which are unfounded. But she  considers the boundary issue to  be one she hadn't considered  this early.  "We have a long way to go,"  she said, and her hoped-for time  frame of six weeks of committee  work now looks like it will  become drawn out.  u; - !;("But v^�� still Jiaivetp get some  iWQrk^QjneJIvShe said, !;"we may  fK- have to, go to information and  A,i'rwqrking- qommittee meetings if  . I rcjrpwds get too large.''  The committee's impact on  the community needs to be  clarified, she said, because  "there's a lot of unfounded fear  which is kind of premature at  this stage."  However, she does believe  Gurney has made some good  points and Moore is doing well  in answering them.  "One of the more interesting  questions is if restructuring  takes place what happens to the  rest of the coast?" she said.  TORONTO Air Fare from 8200 Return  based on 2 travelling  MEXiCO 2 weeks for the price of 1  = DO you buy gas, food, clothing etc? If so you could ba  earning free air tickets. 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OPEN   FRIDAYS TIL 9 pm  SUNDAYS 41-4 til Christmas  LOTS OF EASY PARKlNG Coast News, December 21,1987  Guest conductor Lynn Vernon tells the pianist to "Hit it" as she guides the Centennial Singers through ft  novel rendition of Jingle Bells Saturday evening at St. Hilda's in Sechelt. ���Ken Collins photo  Suzy Q goes down  by Joel Johnstone  The 'Suzy Q' has gone to a  "watery grave.  For those who remember the.  plodding, 360 foot ferry which  used to run between Langdale  and Horseshoe Bay, the Sunshine Coast Queen, alias 'Suzy',  apparently  sunk  while  being  *-*>  so  for the  Festive Season!  Quality  Accessories  at  Reasonable  Prices  BftUttflUg  re select what we offer as carefully ���2Lr V  you select what you buy o^^tw  AN IDEAL GIFT FOR THAT  SPECIAL   SOMEONE   ON   YOUR  CHRISTMAS LIST  GIBSONS POOL PASSES  Call 886-9415  10 PASS PUBLIC SWIM CARD:  $15oo  $-|250  Seniors -    I 5  Adults-   S2000  Teens -  Children  Just a reminder - the pool will be closed  Dec. 21st - 27th, Dec. 31st & Jan. 1st  Publication of this ad is sponsored by  t:s> i  St. Aidan's Church will have service at 11am Christmas Day.  Alzheimer Support Group meeting, Bethel Baptist Church, Tuesday, December 29 at  1pm.  The lights are on at the Weals nightly 6-10pm, December 10 to January 1. Everyone  welcome to come in.  Volunteer Drivers urgently needed for all areas to take seniors and the physically  disabled to medical appointments both locally and In Vancouver. Expenses reimbursed. Other volunteer jobs also available. For more information call VAC 885-5881  St. John's United Church at Davis Bay is holding it's annual open house carol service  at 7:00 pm, Christmas Eve, December 24. Visitors, neighbours, all people of good  will are cordially invited to come with family and friends for this short service.  towed to the Orient. It would  have been her first Pacific crossing after a 37 year life of cruising the east and .west coast  waterways in search of a home  and an identity.  Built in 1951 by the Great  Lakes Engine Works Company  of Ontario, the 4878 ton  icebreaker capacity vessel first  left port under the title of the  Victoria Island to serve the east  coast, transporting goods  through the Straits of  Mackinaw.  In 1960 she was bought by  American interests, renamed  the Jack Dalton, and was put  into the business of transporting  cars from Detroit to ports on  the eastern seaboard.  The Quebec provincial  government purchased her in  1962 for her first ferry job as  the Pere Nouvel, operating between Rimouski, Baie Commeau  and the St. Lawrence seaway.  B.C. Ferry Corporation  found her there in 1967, bought  her, and sailed her south  through the Panama Canal until  she arrived at Dease Dock in  Richmond where she became  the Sunshine Coast Queen,  refitted to suit 162 cars, large by  yesterday's standards, small by  today's.  She first left Horseshoe Bay  in the spring of 1968 and spent  the next 14 years pushing water  between there and Langdale.  In 1982, the Ferry Corporation put her up for sale and she  was destined to head for the  Beaufort Sea to service drilling  platforms, but Quesnel Ready-  Mix Cement stepped in and  bought her for $1.3 million.  They didn't work her long  before she was passed on to a  gentleman by the name of Barry  Ferguson and that is where her  ripples faded until her name  surfaced briefly in the Vancouver Sun three weeks ago.  Legion  elections  OFFICERS ELECTED  Branch 109, Royal Canadian  Legion, has elected all its next  year's officers except that of  secretary and of treasurer.  Larry Boyd was returned for  the second year as President.  First Vice-President is Chris  Milward; Second Vice-  President, Terry Owen; Executive members are Bill Gant.  Art Kiloh, Jack Ross, Norm  Constantine, and Al Boyes.  At its annual meeting the  Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 109  elected Jean Donald, President;  Pat Holt, Vice-President;  Eleanor Dick, Treasurer; and  members of the Executive are Vi  Wilson and Vi Olney.  Pat Schindel, who has been  president for the past five yepars,  now takes the office of Past  President. Last March Pat was  elected to the office of zone  commander in the provincial  organization.  gymnastics'  PROGRAM  Starts Jan. 13  Wednesdays  For information call  885-7067  Registration Jan. 6  Davis Bay Hall  Frozen Grade A - Standard Packer Brands  YOUNG  TURKEYS .3 02 ,*  FREE 15 Ib. bag of Canada #2 netted gem  potatoes with your turkey purchase  (LIMIT 1 PER ORDER)  No Name Sliced  SIDE  BACON  kg  5.93  lb.  2.69  Boneless  Inside Round    q  ROAST    �����s.93 lb.O  29  Canada #7 Grade  BRUSSELS  SPROUTS     *,.86  All Brands - Per Carton  CIGARETTES  Ruby - Seedless - California Canada #f  GRAPES      *ffi.74 ��,  Extra Large ��� Extra Fancy Red Delicious  APPLES �����1.08   m.  Extra Fancy - California Navel  ORANGES    ^ i .08 ��,  .39  21.89  ,79  Rowntree ��� Black Magic 454 gm  CHOCOLATES  Nalleys  POTATO  1 ib.  CHIPS  ���   ���   ���   ���  ���  ���  ���   ���   ���  200 gm pkg  Fresh Baked  MINCE PIES  Wesions Deli World  FRENCH  ROLL  ���   ���#�����������  each  each Coast News, December 21,1987  All the hard work by the Elves Club that went into fund raising and  preparing hampers went out the doors of the Gibsons Pentecostal  Church Saturday morning and on into the night.       ���Joel Johnstone  Direction change on  retirement centre  Backpeddling on a Planning  Committee decision to turn  down Jon McRae's zoning-  change application, Gibsons  Council will let the idea go to a  public hearing.  The zoning application will  be tabled until the public has its  say over whether or not the Official Community Plan (OCP)  should be amended to allow for  the proposed retirement village  complex.  Although everyone appears  to favour the idea, Planner Rob  Buchan was opposed to having  the issue go to an OCP public  hearing six months prior to its  first three year review. Also, he  said, council has no hard  evidence to present at the hearing that a development of this  nature would happen once the  OCP was changed and the rezoning approved.  "I'm trying to protect council  from the perception zoning  could be changed at any time,"  he said, and it may set a precedent other developers might use  in trying to get similar approvals  for their ideas.  But McRae said, "I want it to  go to a public hearing," because  without the OCP being changed  he does not have the ability to  have two of the three lots zoned  quickly should a developer  come forward.  Alderman John Reynolds  backed Buchan's assessment  and said, "It's a very delicate  thing to make a change to  something that is supposed to  show stability," and that appearance should override a six  month period where a developer  may or may not show.  But aldermen Gerry Dixon  and Norm Peterson expressed  the belief that the OCP could be  re-written to show that if a  developer came forward the lots  in question could be changed to  the proposed RM-2.  Alderman   Lilian   Kunstler  sided with Reynolds and this  put the onus on Mayor Diane :  Strom.  'Every time there's a hard  issue to deal with I get hung out  to dry," she said, reluctant to  quash McRae's proposal for the  next six months, and also reluctant to change the OCP to suit a  development which, if it did not  materialize, might leave lots  open for an unwanted development which falls under the  RM-2 designation.  Under such conditions, she  said, she would rather let the  public decide on the basis of  McRae's general proposal and  go into the meeting under what  Buchan called a 'barely armed'  situation.  The proposed 87-unit retirement village could then, once  the OCP was amended, be put  forward to the stage where  council could consider a zoning  change to suit a developer if  plans were presented to council.  Hospital Funds  St. Mary's Hospital Administrator, Ted Wright, announced last week that the provincial government has provided an  increase in funding which will permit the hospital to re-open  the eight beds closed earlier this year and rehire layed-off  staff. The hospital will begin operating at full capacity on  January 4, 1988.  The Sunshine Coast's  Most Complete  Glass Shop  will be CLOSED from  12V00 noon Thursday Dec 24  and will  RE-OPEN at 8:00 AM  Monday Jan 4  We look forward to serving  you again in 1988  MERRY CHRISTMASi  and a  IHAPPY NEW YEAR  from all of us at  0L0GJGJ QLtijeg  Hwy. 101 & Pratt Rd.. Gibsons  886-7359  fr^pp^liiiMiWli  Warm  by Jeanie Parker, 885-2163  St. Aidan's Anglican Church  had electric heat installed last  week so the congregation  should be nice and toasty for  the service on Christmas morning. Everyone is welcome to attend the communion service at  11 am on Friday.  RAFFLE WINNER  Are you a winner? Ticket  120392 wins a food certificate in  the raffle drawn at the Roberts  Creek Hospital Auxiliary  bazaar on November 21. There  was no name written on the  ticket so if you still have the  stub, phone 885-3345 to claim  your prize.  CHRISTMAS LIGHTS  Be sure to visit the Christmas  display of lights at Mary and  Albert Weal's on Oldershaw  Road over the holidays. There'll  be somebody from the Roberts  ristmas  Creek Fire Department to guide  you through the grounds between 6 and 10 pm every night  until the end of the month.  NEW YEAR'S  Larry Bransen will be back at  the Roberts Creek Legion for  New Year's Eve. Tickets are $25  and $15 at the bar or from Roy  Cardinal and include champagne, party favours, and a late  night snack. Members and  guests welcome.  MY THANKS .  This is the last paper until  1988 so I'll take the opportunity  to wish everybody a Merry  Christmas and Happy New  Year. I'd also like to thank all  the faithful readers of this column who give me encouragement by telling me 'it's the first  thing I turn to' and the regular  contributors who phone with  items so I have something to  write about. Your support is  much appreciated. Thank you.  1R1DOLOG1ST, HERBALIST & REFLEXOLOGIST  (Certified Graduate of Wild Rose College of Natural Healing)  lridology is a science involving the study of the iris, which shows the condition of all body tissue. This information is charted and can be of  assistance in determining the root causes of many physiological and  psychological problems.  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"   FEB. 29 "  I-  HOURS: MON-SAT TIL 6\  ���THURS & FRI TIL 9"  SUKftSHAPE  Unbex Hair, Shin  & Health Centre  -Cowrie & Inlet, Sechelt ���  885-2818.  mSISXMSX^M&MM.  by George Cooper, 8$6-8520  It's an uproarious sparkling  show for kids, especially those  as old as I am. The show is Ann  Mortifee's Reflections on  Crooked Walking which goes  on to the new year on Granville  Island.  It was delightful, too, to see  in the program notes the name  of a young lady who lived here  on the Sunshine Coast until this  year. And the name is Jennifer  Copping.  This year, her dad, Bill tell  me, that she goes to school in  the New Westminster Secondary, Grade 11, and is at present very busy as one of the four  dancers in the cast.  "She loves the play and is  proud to be in the company,"  said her dad. "She was going to  Vancouver about four times a  week last year to do dancing,  and now it is so much easier for  her to live there this year and  save all the travelling back and  forth."  And busy she has been, what  with a part as an angel in  Anything Goes, a production of  Theatre Under the Stars in  Stanley Park this past summer,  and three months ago work in a  television ad for kids' toys done  in the McGyver studios in Vancouver. "You only see her hand  in the ad.  "Next spring," her dad added, "she is off on a scholarship  to Dupree Studios, a renowned  dance training school in Los  Angeles, during the 10 day  school break.  "The Vancouver Magazine in  the coming January issue will  feature an interview with Jennifer."  And Bill Copping added,  "There are still enough shows  left in the run to take the family  into town to see this show she's  in." Ann Mortifee and her  Reflections on Crooked Walking are quite justly famous.  LYNN RETURNS  We are delighted to see that -  Lynn Vernon has returned jtto g  live on our Sunshine Coast.'.  Memorjes.of Jh^utstaading���  '-;masleal^ ^ddu^Ons^pftsente^^ ^  by her and the local singers still   bring pleasure to those who attended those performances.  Now that Lynn is again offering to lead choirs here we can  hope that those who have the  potential to sing will join one of  her singing groups, and that the  remainder of us will have the  pleasure of hearing them before  very long.  Lynn says that an  anonymous donor has offered  up to 20 bursaries to cover fees  for deserving teens who would  not otherwise be able to join the  youth choir.  "We need male voices for the  teen choir."  Call Lynn at 886-8026 for  detailed information.  Lynn Vernon, a graduate of  Elphinstone 'some years ago',     .  has sung professionally in opera    \  throughout the world for 20  years. And before that she had  spent three years in music at  UBC, trained for two years in  the Vancouver Opera Society,  and spent a summer with the  San Francisco Opera before going to Switzerland to begin her  career.  KIWANIS TEA  Last December 4 the residents  of the Kiwanis Village Apartments were guests at a tea in the  Village's Haley Hall hosted by  the Howe Sound Fanners' Institute.  Organized annually for the  past 11 years by Jean and Frank  Wyngaert, the occasion has  always been a time for a pleasant get-together and carol singing.  The Wyngaerts wish to express their appreciation of those  who helped with the arrangements; especially Bill  Wright for the decorations and  help at the tea, and to Gerry  Chailier for arranging tables  and chairs. And many thanks to  Steve White and Jack Inglis for  their music.  The West Howe Sound  Fanners' Institute was organized October 4, 1911 for the purpose of purchasing stumping  powder at a lower rate for ranchers. The Institute continues to  this day as an agent to sell explosives, which for the past 21  ' years has been Mrs. Gwen Nim-  mo's responsibility.  The Institute has also served  as the community organization  to apply for government grants.  One of the earliest of these, for  instance, was the application in  1914 to participate in the rural  lending library service.  THANK YOU  The staff and clients of the  Sunshine Achievement Centre  on Industrial Way wish to thank  the businesses and the families  for the support they have given  the Centre in this past year.  Help in transportation, financial support, and all the  volunteer work has been very  much appreciated by the Cen-  ; tfe,.  The Tuesday and Thursday,,  =;_swjm dtimeSi^are^muchGgjjoy.ed^  ^hanks'fo the sponsorship of'the.;  Gibsons Lions Club.  Denise, Louise, Randi, Barrie  and of course Baba  PEACE AND PROSPERITY IN THE  NEW YEAR  And thanks to all our  Wonderful customers for  ���� #���.*���.- A fun 1987  ���.Gibsons Landing  886-2818  A TREASURY OF INFORMATION  Created And Compiled By  Local Crafts People  Only $7.  9S-  ��� Astrology & Astronomy   ��� Gestation Tables  ��� Wild Edibles & Herbs      ��� Garden Keys  ��� Year Of The Dragon       ��� Leap Year Legacy  ��� MUCH MUCH MORE  AVAILABLE AT: Hunter Gallery, The Landing General Store, Mary's  Variety, Coast Bookstore, Books 'n' Stuff, Talewind Books  Holiday Sailings  On Christmas Day and New Year's Day, the first sailings  to and from the Sunshine Coast have been cancelled.  This will allow as many of our employees as possible to  spend time with their families.  Lv. Langdale        6:20 am Lv. Horseshoe Bay 7:30 am  Lv. Saltery Bay    5:45 am Lv. Earls Cove        6:40 am  These changes are shown in our specially printed,  holiday-red, Christmas schedule. Pick up a copy at any  ferry terminal, on board ship, or call BC Ferries Information  for details.  From all of us at BC Ferries, have a very happy holiday.  0 BCFGRRIGS  n    , L^rXouhFriendship Fleet  5405 (Schedule subject tochartge without notice.)  CLIP I  AND I  ^        SAVE J  GIBSONS LANDING  MERCHANTS' ASSOCIATION  ./  ---f  PRICES INJECT UNTIL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27  Holiday Specials  from  WEBBER PHOTO  while supplies last  FREE Mini Album  th each order of Develop   & Print  100 ASA 135/24   $^79  *���*     pk.  Konica Film  -3 Pack  SRV-100 135/24  $88��k  DON'T MISS THAT SPECIAL SHOT     Still a good selection of frames,  Let us check your batteries albums etc.  PRICE  4 ,  HOW  Phantom  Striker  54.99  $2749  Deadline for treasure prints (your photo  on China) Wednesday, Dec. 23  Merry Christmas from Ron, Sharon,  & Nancy  HOLIDAY HOURS:  CLOSED Dec. 25 & Jan. 1  OPEN Dec. 26&27, 11-4  ��� Photofinishing ��� Keys Cut ��� Photocopying ��� Photo On China ��� Cameras  ��� Films ��� Flashes ��� Frames ��� Batteries, etc. ��� Passport Photos  WEBBER PHOTO  275 Gower Pt., Gibsons      886-2947  unoi  Captain Power  Figures   5.99  Power On Energiler  ���13*��  %  v  1!  ii  ?  ���'j  NOW  NOW  $299  ���Bill  ���4  Haig, Maureen, Mara, Angie, Joan,  Pat, Patti, Colleen, Nadine  Wlilil^iitmis Day  It Boxing Day  EMERGENCY NO.  886-2045  6  1  &.  ��  %  I  ni  9p  I 8.  Coast News, December 21,1987  CB  Susan Girard (left) shows Kathy Campbell a sheepskin car seat cover similar to the one Kathy won in the  Sunshine Coast Slipper Company's Christmas Draw. -Joel Johnstone photo  PSfeOWS ^EE  Gibsons Council has agreed  to back a proposal to install a  full set of traffic lights at the intersection of School and North  Roads with Highway 101.  The cost would be shared between the Town and the Ministry  of Highways and Transportation, unlike the light at Sunnycrest where the town did not  pay for installation but did pay  on maintenance.  Before that happens, a study  on the intersection will have to  be undertaken by the Highways  Department to determine traffic  flow.  "We make a motion and then  hope, after the study, the light  gets installed," Mayor Diane  Strom said.  The lights could put the  crosswalk patrol personnel in a  defunct position, but Administrator Lorraine Goddard  said that it is not likely as the  age of the kids using the intersection is such that she could  not see the School Board laying  them off.  ^  ^  From us all  At  Closed From  THRIFTY'S "^f"  Boy Scouts  Proceeds aid Food Bank  Tues-Sat 10-4  above Ken's Lucky Dollar     A��*$3!  TOWN OF GIBSONS  This is to notify residents who usually have  garbage pick-up on Fridays that there will be  NO Garbage Collection  FRIDAY, DEC. 25 ��� Christmas Day  FRIDAY, DEC. 31 - New Year's Day  Residents who usually have garbage collected on  Fridays will have pick-up on SATURDAY, JAN. 2  instead.  Kelly's Disposal  by Pat Mitchell  The members of the Mth  Canadian Baden Powell Guild  (Sunshine Coast) held their annual meeting on Thursday,  December 3 in the Lloyd Gosse  Room of the Skeena Lodge at  Camp Byng in Gibsons. The  meeting was very well attended,  there being 38 members and two  guests present.  Before the meeting was conducted, a lovely Christmas dinner was served, complete with  all the trimmings and for this  the ladies of the Guild must be  complimented for it was largely  a potluck affair with everyone  bringing contributions of  various dishes.  It was very much enjoyed  and, to add to its success, the  tables were very prettily  decorated with place settings in  the form of a miniature teapot,  with names printed upon'theffT  and tiny perfectly formed  flowers in nature's colours  adorning them; as well, lovely  bunches of surely some/of the  r  Industrial  concern  While some Sunshine Coast  residents are concerned about  industry taking over the  foreshore, members of the  regional district's Forestry Advisory Committee are worried  about the encroachment of  recreational use into traditionally industrial areas of Howe  Sound. At a meeting of the  committee on December 16,  Dave Bakewell pointed out that  there is an increase in recreational developments which may  interfere with log booms and  other industrial necessities.  A suggestion was made that  the regional district planning  department commence work on  an industrial version of a community plan for the area between Williamson's Landing and  McNab Creek, which would include Port Mellon. In addition,  the committee will ask the provincial government to take  whatever steps are necessary to  preserve the connected foreshore for industrial use.  most heavily-berried holly were  scattered here and there on the  tables, adding to the festive appearance.  The meeting itself was a small  affair with ex-Guildmaster Bill  Tierney, Secretary Betty McKee  and Pieter Sluis, Treasurer. Len  Mitchell was appointed auditor.  A short silence was held in the  memory of Charles Merrick and  Norman Rudolph.  The evening drew to a close  with the appearance of Santa  Claus who distributed gifts of  an orange and a candy cane to  all members. This was a great  success and evoked much merriment from the crowd as various  members behaved in what they  supposed to be a child-like  fashion.  Finally, all members joined in  the singing of carols, led by  Enid Godkin, ending up with  the joining of hands and the  *- singing of the ������-perennial  favourite, Auld Lang Syne.  WEBBER PHOTO  from  Ron, Sharon, & Nancy  See our ad Page 7  275 Gower Pt. Rd.  Gibsons Landing 886-2947  ^E��>.  WIN a  kid size GIRAFFE  455 Marine Dr. '    886-3812   Gibsons Landing  E  Show Piece  Gallery  I  next to  the Gibsons  Fish Market  280 Gower Pt. Rd.,  Gibsons Landing 886-9213  Holiday Hours  CLOSED Dec 25, 26, 27  SPICES at  LOW PRICES  Variety 5SS FOODS  Gibsons Landing 886-2936  We now carry the  Z  SOUVENIR FOSTERS  S995  Calgary 1988  Olympic Winter Games  Open 'Til 8pm  Dec. 21, 22, 23, 24  @Q&4t  now at 277 Gower Pt. Rd.  '  (next to Webber Photo)      886-7744  MasterCard  >l  We reserve the right to limit quantities  We fully guarantee everything we sell  to be satisfactory or money cheerfully refunded  ^���jpjjBrt:';-0;; -'-^iTt ��� iriij|\,S"c j^*M:1  649  LOTTO-BC  V  HEM  From the staff  ���4  Chinese  mandarin  oranges  box 6.99  while stocks last  HOLIDAY FAVOURITES  Old Brussels  snack  wafers      175 am 1.59  \  Clover Leaf  104 gm   i b  Sea Haul - Tiny  shrimp    ...U3gm  Nalley's - Assorted Varieties  chip dip  1.69  225 m/  Nalley's  if&W  Ij d.. 200 gm  h  88  1 @% ��  Ritz  crackers  Ritz  cheese  crackers  450 gm  2.19  450 gm  2.49  Weston's Stoned  wheat thins 300gJ.  Coke/Sprite/Gingerale  Regular or Diet  POP 750 ml h  Peek Frean's - Three Varieties  chocolate  digestives 200sm1  Deposit  13^ jCoast News, December 21,1987  fpliftB^  s ''';tL0;  led -k-.:-o��  rssimas oay, Boxing Day, & Mew Year $ May  :i*f^w$iffiiffi  Prices effective:  Dec. 22 - Jan. 3  IFr id a y $ 71 i I 7 ftrti  ABC Powdered  Siiti^ays & H  laundry  detergent  61  3.65  I'L&cottie's  20Q\  :  Jolly Time  popping  ;vC0m 500 gm  m I I  : Vurex  bathroom  tissue 4ro/;1-55  < Salada  144's %M a  ': Palmolive  liquid  I detergent      i5,4.29  Canada Grade lA'  roasting  chickens  lb.  1.49  Partly Skinned - Whole  or Shank Portion  R.T.E. hams b  1.89  ����������S����SSW PLAN A PERFECT PARTY s����SSSSS��SSS  Schneider's - Olde Fashioned  ham 1/2's ,r  whole ib. 3.99  Weston's  swiss rolls  1.49  Schneider's - 3 Varieties - Sliced  side  bacon,. 5003m ea. 2,99  Schneider's  ham  steaks  175 gm    ea.  2.09  Schneider's - Frozen  sausage  rOllS 500 gm     ea. Z . 69  Schneider's  sliced  meats  175 gm    ea  1.39  Schneider's Muffin & Breakfast  sausage  rounds 3759m ea.2.19  Our Own Freshly Baked  it bread  -President's Choice  chicken  nuggets  Hi A   ,'J!!i:!r^.''!  ������*      I p.  350 gm  Minute Maid  orange juice  355 ml  3.99  1.45  Fraser Vale  brussels  sprouts ifc32.19  Bird's Eye Topping  cool whip       1/1.75  Palm - Creamed & 2%  cottage  cheese       50osm 1.45  Rasmus Cheese _  Camembert/     M ���  Danish Brie       1.69  Meddo Belle - Mild/  Medium/Aged _ _ _ - -  cheese        15% Off  Philadelphia  cream cheese    1 7Q   250 gm   I . I W  B.C. Grou;n - Golden Delicious  California Grown - #1  sweet potatoes /  yams        }b. .49  B.C. Grown - Money's  mushrooms   lb.  California Grown  |celery_  /b.  29  B.C. Grotun - Medium  onions       ��,  1.69  .19  They were not they stated, very emphatically, going to eat anything  as vile as mincemeat cheesecake! I have tried over the years to produce traditional Christmas cooking but have now given up. I have  spent too many March evenings nibbling on ends of Christmas cake  - one can hardly waste it can one, and then one has to exercise to  reduce one's spreading hips. So this year I decided we'd have a  treat, something completely different.  SPECIAL CHOCOLATE MOUSSE  6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate  3A cup sugar  2 tablespoons unsalted butter  grated rind and juice of 1 Mandarin orange  V�� teaspoon unflavoured gelatine  5 large eggs, separated  2 large pieces stem ginger - about 2 tablespoons - finely chopped.  2 tablespoons apricot brandy  1. Heat chocolate, sugar, butter, rind, juice and ginger in a basin  over hot water. Stir until chocolate melts.  2. Add gelatine and stir until dissolved.  3. Remove from heat and stir in egg yolks and ginger.  4. Beat egg whites till standing in stiff peaks. Fold into yolk mixture. Stir in apricot brandy.  5. Pour into individual wine glasses - it's very rich so can be stretched to 8. Refrigerate till quite cold.  6. Top with whipped cream flavoured with apricot brandy for the  grown ups! And sprinkle with a little more chopped stem ginger.  I tried it out and then one of them said: "Mom, don't you  remember I don't like ginger?" I guess I'll get in a tub of ice cream  for Christmas Day. We can always pour egg nog over it to make it  festive.  Have a good Christmas! NEST LEWIS  Iteiti by Ife Coast News, December 21,1987  Frosty made a surprise visit to Sechelt last week. It is unknown if  he'll be able to stay until Christmas. ���Fran Burnside photo  Airport logging  by Ken Collins  The District of Sechelt has accepted an offer of $18,000 from  Mr. Roy Pollock for the right to  log 3898 cubic metres of the airport property.  According to Sechelt Mayor  Koch, the District originally  turned down a private offer of  534,000 in order to put it to  public tender. Then the highest  bid received was $18,000 which  was   not   high   enough.   The  lumber involved is valued at  $120,000 but this accepted offer  includes the clearing of stumps.  With the installation of a terminal building the position of  the caretaker has been redesigned to airport manager and his  stipend increased from $1,000  to $2,000 a month.  The Airport Management  Committee has also expanded  to include a representative from  the Experimental Aircraft  Association.  *$****# ^i>v*  BOOKS...  Trail Bav Centre, Sechdt  The Lasting Gift  BOOKS  &  STUFF  885-2625  rewarding times  j  by Larry Grafton  These are exciting and rewarding times for some of our  members when another year of  happiness together becomes an  established fact instead of a  goal. Recently Isobel and Henry  Draper celebrated their 55th  wedding anniversay. Another  milestone was reached when  Eileen and Walter James  celebrated their 59th earlier this  month. These occasions mean  so much more in this day and  age when, in a lot of cases, wedding bells are only there to make  a noise!  BUSY TIMES  Your 69ers have enjoyed a  very busy schedule this month.  Primarily, the programs have  been Christmas carols, except  for special request numbers. On  December 9 we sang at the Sunshine Coast Golf and Country  Club for the Alderspring Adult  Day Care Christmas Dinner.  On that particular occasion  the cameraman from Channel  II happened to be in attendance, and our group had their  first experience of being televised. Some of you may have  caught it, as it was aired the  following evening.  On December 10 we provided  a few numbers following the  Christmas Dinner for Branch  69, at the Sechelt Legion. On  December 11 we sang for the  Sunshine Coast Stroke Club at  Greenecourt.  We do enjoy ourselves at  Shorncliffe and we provided  carols for them on the evening  of December 17. Nikki Weber  included our group in her  Christmas program at the Parthenon Restaurant on the evening of December 19.  On December 22, as far as is  known at present, our final program prior to Christmas will be  at  the  Kiwanis  Village  Care  Home in Gibsons. As the group  gains   exposure,   we   become  busier. In January we have two  engagements,   one   at   Lynn  Manor Hospital on Lynn Valley  Road in North Vancquver, and  one at Fellburn Hospital in Burnaby. -  '.  APPRECIATION         ^    ���    %  ----..._ Mildred and Icwish to expresj  our thanks and appreciation fjff  the many cards, gifts, flowers  and good wishes that ha,ve been  received during her recent illness,  from her many fellow  members and friends. Hopefully she will be well enough soon  to   again   participate   in   our  Branch activities. Thanks also  to Dr. Myhill-Jones and those  caring and attentive nurses in  the Intensive Care Unit at St.  Mary's Hospital.  BUILDING COMMITTEE  At our meeting December 17  at 9 am in our hall the committee passed a motion to recommend to the general meeting in  the afternoon that the Branch  purchase additional property  between our building site and,  the Capilano College property.  This is in view of proposed  changes in parking space regula- '���  tions in the near future.  Our consultant has now provided us with a total of over 100  'iWardairCanada  TRANS CANADA  SEAT  A Lb  Buy One Ticket & Get a Second For Only  19.88  Book between now & 31  Dec.'87 for Travel between 12 Jan. & 10  March'88* In any available class of service  * Restrictions apply & offer does not inc. Calgary in Feb. '88.  leads for funding over the last  couple of weeks, with more to  come.  MEMBERSHIP 1988  After the new slate of officers  for Branch 69 are sworn in, one  of   the   first   duties   of   the  Secretary will be to sign the  1988 membership cards. Kay  MacKenzie, our membership  chairman, is recovering from  surgery in Vancouver and our  sincere good wishes go out to  her for a speedy and satisfac  tory recovery. In the meantinft?,  Rita Stansfield will be looking  after membership.  yft  Wishing you a Merif^  Christmas and a happy arid  prosperous New Year.  ia  -Holly - Kate-  885-5885   Vivica-���  ACTA  s   VAGABOND TRAVEL INC.  Trail Bay Centre   Sechelt  GIFT CERTIFICATES make a great  last minute gift. We're giving away  a turkey each day until Christmas.  Ail our specials from last week's  flyer are still in effect until  Christmas, hJEire;,: are a: few of  them'.'!'."       '.'���<���' '  Frozen Grade 'A'  Turkey 3.02 kg  1.37  Grimm's Cryovac  1/2's or Whole  Hams 9.68kg  4.39  B.C. Grown  Brussel on  SprOUtS 64 kg    .29  B.C. Grown Red or Golden  Delicious  Apples 64 kg    . Z9  j B.C. Grown #2- Bag  Potatoes  15 lb. bag  B.C. Grown - Money's .   QQ  Mushrooms.,.;..4.14 kg 1.88  dell...  Our deli staff can  answer all your  questions about  deli party trays  lb.  Ib.  1.19  2.79  I2f  1.39  Ib.  Ib.  ea.  Ib.  Black Forest - Smoked  Ham 100 gm  Pressed - Sliced  Corned Beef 100 gm  Farm or Swiss - Sliced  Salami 100 gm  Paprova - Sliced  Sausage 100 gm  1.19  1.29  1.39  .79  Old South - Frozen  Orange Juice 355 ml  Green Giant - Frozen  Peas or Corn 1 kg  Foremost ..      ,,       ,;..     .^;  ^largeEggs-^-,:v^;>^;dpzenff  Foremost "v<;y^-l2>: ^'"*%^  Whipping "_   .^  Cream ..500 mi -1. J"  Purex  Bathroom �� -ik  Tissue ,8's 2;79^  Viva , -1Q  Paper Towels .*?s .30  Coke/Sprite or '.i^  CD. Gingerale,750ml .78*?  Mo��'s       , ' ?    '.1 'q��  Clamato Juice 1.361   1.5JO  Old, Dutch ob  Potato Chips 200 gm   . 98  Planter's  Cocktail  Peanuts 350 gm  Hill's  Ground Coffee        369 gm  Bick's - Polskie/Garlic/  No Garlic  Dili Pickles 11  Carnation  Smoked Oysters 104 gm  Sunlight  Liqujd 4   nr\  Detergent 11   1.99  2.59  2.38  1.79  1.19  and hundreds more in-store specials  SHOP EASY BAKERY 885-9823   For Your Christmas Baking Needs  HOLIDAY SPECIALS  Crusty Rolls    12s  1.49  Shortbread  Fingers        6s 2.59  Rum Truffles 6s  Mince Tarts 3  6's  ENTERTAINING? We also have:  Party Trays, Rich Fruit Cake, Shortbread Rings^  8      Christmas Fancies, Mince Tarts (3 sizes),  I Yule Logs, Cocktail Sausage Rolls, Mince Pies  Gingerbread Houses, Trees, and Santas.  2.37  2.49  Shop+Easy  Cherry Fruit  Bread   Nanaimo Bars  4's  2.37  1.99  Seweawseac  zn&oOrmxxaer^^  ^^"^swaottawanewrar?  3:  I  Ml  I*.  k  4:  tv  :'  1,  il.  1  fr  ', p. I Coast News, December 21,1987  11.  ��IWiiiMlli|  Greetings  by Myrtle Winchester, 883-9302  '���'-This column gives me a  wonderful opportunity to convey season's greetings to all  .^arbourites and Egmonters,  especially to those of you I've  met or spoken with about community events.  $ I hope your turkey is  delicious, your power doesn't  fail and your water doesn't  Jjreeze. I also wish you happiness and peace in 1988.  4POLOGY  j|; I'd like to apologize to the  Iflarbour Lights band on behalf  Sf the Coast News for the cap-  ion under a photograph in last  peek's edition that referred to  #he band as students.  �� The Harbour Lights are a  pplished and professional band,  #ell known and popular on the  Sunshine Coast.  CAROL SHIPS  �� The tug Nanaimo Tillicum,  decked out in Christmas lights  ghd decorations, will lead a  group of local pleasure and  commercial craft on their traditional caroling tour of Pender  tjtarbour on December 23.  ��>The carol ships will meet at  John Henry's Pub in Garden  Bay and leave at 6:30 pm for  Madeira Park where they will be  joined by other caroling ships.  Any vessel decorated in the  spirit of the season is invited to  join the event.  Weather permitting, the  flotilla will spend the next couple of hours touring most areas  of Pender Harbour, spreading  songs of the season to a coastal  audience.  If bad weather prevents the  carol ships from going out as  scheduled on Wednesday, they  will do so on Christmas Eve.  AQUATIC CENTRE EVENTS  Congratulations to Kirsten  Vader, Jody Lowings, Nicky  Gooldrup and Tara O'Coffy  who successfully completed the  Pender Harbour Aquatic Centre's Bronze Cross program.  The Aquatic Centre will be  open for public swimming from  2 to 4 pm and 6:30 to 9 pm from  December 27 to December 30  and from 2 to 4 pm on  December 31.  Please use the pool during  these days if you want to see it  opened next year at this time; if  holiday operating expenses for  the facility are to be justified,  the pool must be used.  The Aquatic Centre will  resume its normal schedule on  January 9, and, all Area A  residents will  soon receive a  brochure detailing all its fitness,  swimming and lifesaving programs for the new year.  Pender Harbour students of  Grades 7,8 and 9 will also begin  a six-week swimming program  in January, the second swimming program set up as part of  the school curriculum since the  Aquatic Centre opened seven  years ago.  The first, started the year the  centre   opened,   was   discontinued the following year.  SQUADRON PARTY  The Pender Harbour Power  and Sail Squadron held its annual Christmas party at the  Lions Park Hall on December  12.  It was an informal, afternoon  affair with food and cheer provided by the Squadron members. Joe Adams installed his  stereo system and provided  Christmas music for what was  certainly a most enjoyable afternoon.  There was a novel draw for  three mysterious Christmas  packages, one donated by  Chuck and Jo Williams and the  other two donated by the  Squadron. Leaving the hall with  fine spirits were winners Joe  Adams, Harold Clay and Ray  Hansen.  Davis Bay News 8* Views  Page off Down Under  <1?y Jean Robinson, 885-2954  'Much good luck to neighbour  Sfieila Page, who is moving to  Australia for a year on a teacher  transfer. Sheila was active in  ojir community and will be  ntissed by many.  NEW YEAR'S DANCE  'There are still some tickets  available   at   the   Peninsula  Market and the LeNeves at  885-7490. This dance is from  9 pm to 1 pm, tickets are $5  each, soup and sandwiches will  be served at midnight. It takes  place at the good old Wilson  Creek Hall with live music and  lots of fun promised. See the  New Year in with friends and  neighbours, then be able to  walk home. Of course, bring  your own  liquid  refreshment  and soda pop will be on hand.  POT LUCK DINNER  The Pot Luck Dinner- and  tree burning will take place at  the Wilson Creek Hall, January  10, 6 pm. Bring your old  Christmas tree for burning and  a casserole to add to the dinner  table. This popular event has  around 44 adults and children  turn up annually. A super way  to get rid of the tree and the  after holiday 'blahs'.  GENERAL MEETING  President, Jean Robinson,  thanked the executive of the  Davis Bay/Wilson Creek Community Association for their >  help in the past year.; Special  thanks went to'"HeI&ir' Cuylits"  for looking after the Reading  Center, and Helen and Harold  Heath for looking after the  bridge games. Extra special  thanks went to Jack Bushell for  always being ready to play cribbage.  Everyone joined in singing  Christmas   carols   afterward  while they enjoyed mulled apple  juice and mince tarts.  GOOD WISHES  Thanks to all my readers for  input, good wishes and support  during the past year. I sincerely  wish all of you a happy, healthy  1988 and a relaxing, carefree  holiday.  E-gmont  iiilSwili  Hail delight  by Ann Cook, 883-9253  The old community hall  decorated with green boughs,  huge snowflakes and a beautiful  Christmas tree was the setting  for the Egmont folks'Christmas  dinner. Turkey, ham, salmon,  salads, casseroles, cranberries,  fried rice, homemade crusty  rolls, and a table of just  scrumptious desserts.  To everyone's delight there  was a real live Santa, enjoyed  especially by: Kaila, Jacob,  Jared, Rory, Peter, Randy,  Jason, Joey, Kelly, Terri, and  Russell who received gifts and  bags of candy.  Donna not only convened the  evening, she dusted off the old  piano, kicked it a couple of  times and treated us to  Christmas music while Valerie,  our hairdresser from Sea Star,  sang with a most beautiful  voice. Then we all joined in to  'Jingle Bell' Santa in.  Verla Sheppard and Rob  Gough won the Christmas raffle  prizes and we are all winners for  just being able to be there and  enjoy an evening together.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Egmont.  Naturafizer Shoes  *3<r - %w  Men's Shoes  HIPPOPOTAMUS  30%  off  FLORSHEIM  Res. $80  W  Bobbie's Shoes  |jl~^iL        Trail Bay Mall. Sechelt  885-9838  Santa says  shop locally  ��� ���  ���.���  >���>-  Traditional and Modern  CLOCKS  in Maple, Oak,  Brass and Lacquer.  A fine selection from  *2598 to  $11950  Open Fridays til 9==*  885-3414  rail Bay Centre, Sechelt: 12.  Coast News, December 21,1987  APPLIANCE SERVICES ���  SERVICE & REPAIR     ^   To All Major AppHanc����   Quality Reconditioned Major Appliances For Sale  GUARANTEED & DELIVERED  Will Buy Nice, Non-Working Major Appliances  BJORN  885-7897 J  Refrigeration &  Appliance Service  ^   BACK AT PRATT RD. 886-9959  AQUACULTURE SERVICES  C   fifla/terfllarine    (Conodo)Ud.  MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS  of fish farms and equipment or supplies  E. Porpoise Bay Rd - Sechelt  .    Box 1640, secneit, B.C.  V^Canada VON 3A0  WCONbRETB SER\Al��JES#  ea... Swanson's  For.- Ready Mix Concrete Sand & Gravel  Dump Truck Rental  Formed Concrete Products    \  I Phone 885-9666 ��� 885-5333)  urenne  Concrete Pumping Ltd  ��� Pumping   ���Foundations ���Patios  ��� Placing     ���Sidewalks     ��� Floor  ��� Finishing  ���Driveways  RR*4 Gibsons 886-702 2  Ready Mix Concrete  Sand & Gravel  N f*     CONCRETE **  L     _     .       SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST]  * qiEW. CONTRACTORS ���  PJiARI N E SERVIC.ES  HOME PRODUCTS  Awnings ��� Railings ��� Vinyl Decks ��� Blinds ��� Flooring  673G%ZT"   SHOWROOM BY,APPOINTMENT 886-319ljf  CONSTABLE '  CONTRACTING  ��� Builder ��� Plumbing ���  ��� Electrical ��� Hydro Electric Plus*  Contractor   ��� TOM CONSTABLE  686-3364 J  '"Beside The Gov't Dock  Madeira Park _ _    VUrS<g����:  ObAC  ��� Evin  rude    ^A ��98��  Volvo  Mer  Dealer,;  3  886-3344  ��� Salt Water Licences  ��� Motel & Campsites  ��� Water Taxi  ��� Marine Repairs ��� Ice and Tackle       883-2266  MISC SERVICES  SECHELT PLANT  885-7180  o  GIBSONS PLANT  886-8174  Fine Tree Worksl  Pruning-Topping      (fu��y Insured)  Danger Tree Removal  Landscaping &. Maintenance  H.C. Menslnk General Delivery,  886-463* Robert* Creek, BC VOX IWO,  EXCAVATING  6',7'&8' GOLDEN  HEDGING EVERGREENS  J3M/ft.  f BLACK RICHMOND PEAT SOIL  8 yds. delivered In Sechelt   jMgfJ  BARK MULCH  15 vds. delivered In Sechelt   $270  COAST'S LARGEST NURSERY  . 30 ACRES OF PLANTS  MURRAY'S NURSERY 2612151  V_ Located 1 mile north of Hwy 101 on Mason Rd.    885-2974 ^  SECHELT IRONCRAFT  & FIX-IT SHOP  (604)885-4101 Fax 385-4103^  AUTO SERVICES  r  AUTOPRO  ROWLAND BRAKE  & MUFFLER  LIFETIME GUARANTEE-?���  on Mufflers - Brakes - Shocks - Springs (most vehicles)  885-7600  5546 Wharf Rd., Sechelt. _  FREE INSPECTIONS  fPENDER HARBOUR COLLISION      ^  Complete Autobody Repairs & Painting  Auto Giass - ICBC Claims, etc.  YOU BEND'EM - WE MEND 'EM  V* Mile Down Garden Bay Road  83-26067  ��� BUILDING CONTRACTORS ���  Sea wind Specialties.  C  Cupboards ��� Closets* Panelling  Feature Walls* Built-in Furniture  Basement & Attic Finishing  )  V SKILLED, CAREFUL WORK 885-9285 V  ROOFING  Specializing in all types of  FREE      commercial & residential roofing  ESTIMATES 886-2087 eves,   guaranteed,  POMFRET  CONSTRUCTION  For all aspects of  residential & commercial construction  VJ  885-9692  P.O. Box 623, Gibsons, B.C.  GIBSONS  ROOFING  Repairs large or small of any type  Chris Robertson 886-9443 FREE ESTIMATES  r  Sheehan Construction Ltd.  RENOVATIONS AND  GENERAL CONTRACTING  Marine Drive  Granthams Ldg. B.C. VON 1X0  886-7830  s~Skylights-  Brighten up those dark rooms  Increase the value of your home  12 years experience  COASTAL CONSTRUCTION  886-2762  CLEANING SERVICES  ( CHIMNEY CLEANING  {  Top Hat Cleaning Systems  "The Reliable Professionals"  886-8554   I  24 HOUR |  L  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Ole's Cove  Commercial Containers Available  885-9973 866-2938 J  ��� CONCRETE SERVICES*  Coast Concrete Pumping  & Foundations  FREE ESTIMATES  John Parton     885-5537  P&M  EXCAVATING  Backhoe Service  ,680 Case NO JOB  TOO SMALL  886*8363 .  886-2182  ROLAND'S   HOME IMPROVEMENTS LTD  ��� 5" Continuous aluminum gutters  ��� Aluminum so/fits & fascias  ��� Built-in vacuum systems  ��� Vinyl siding 885-3562  Any Type Ot Wrought Iron Or Metal Fabrication Work  REPAIRS TO MOST ANYTHING  5626 Wharf Ave., Sechelt  (across from South Coast Ford)  885-1964  r  COAST BOICAT SERVIC  Small In Size - Big In Production  - Yard Clean-Up     - Post Holes  - Topsoil/Gravel/Mulch Spreading  - Light Trenching  I885-7Q51   SECHELT  Garry's Crane & Excavating  rif^STOtr     "A.  *&  Wheel & Track Backhoes  Excavating & Drain Fields      *3Ks&  Clearing & Stump Disposal ��*"  Screened Topsoil - Fill  Sand & Gravel  Deliveries  886-7028  Z  I  I SUPPLYING:  I  Vinyl Siding ��� Sundeck Coatings  / ��� Aluminum Railings ��� Aluminum Awnings  / ��� Aluminum Patio Covers  / ��� Power Washing  rCHAINSAWS  SALES & SERVICE  KELLY'S LAWNMOWER &  CHAINSAW LTD:  I   HWY. 101 & PRATT RD.  886-2912 J  Serving The Entire Sunshine Coast  Gibsons Call 886-3002 Paul Franske  HEATING  ��� Auto Propane  ��� Appliances  ��� Quality B.B. Q's  885-2360  Hwy 101, across St.  Irom Big Mac's, Sechelt  SCHNYDER WELD & FAB.  Welding & Repairs.  886-7303    885-4116  r  ICG LIQUID GAS  TIERKEY Sl WHITE  CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS  BRYAN E. TIERNEY, C.A.  683-2167 (Residence 298-7713)  214-131 WATER STREET. VANCOUVER. B.C. V6B 4M3  Y       BACKHOE and OPERATOR  Qualified In Septic Fields,  Forming Driveways,  Landscaping  886-3445  ��� GEN. CONTRACTORS ���  Need  space  Jhjife  <S*     the  RENOVATIONS WITH  A TOUCH OF CLASS  COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL  BOK7  IMPROVER HALFMOON BAY  LTD. 885-5029,  Need this space?  C..II  the  COAST  NEWS  .it  886 2622 or 885 3930  .OUTBOARDS  Call the COAST  NEWS  at 886-2622 or 885-3930  ��� MARINE SERVICES ���  UTHERLAND MARINE  Mobile Marine Service & Repair  ��� Dockside or Dryland ��� r��-j��  Factory Authorized Sales & Service   stt'opotis mKJK  f   GREAT  PACIFIC  ��� Financial Planning Service  ��� Investment Fund  ��� RRSP's  w Retirement Income Funds  w Tax Shelters  MANAGEMENT    '  CO.. LTD. (EST. 1965)  Alasdair W. Irvine  Representative  (604)886-6600  Box 127, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0 _  ��� Parts & Service for all makes of outboards & stem drives  Situated at VHF7CB9  COHO MARINA, Madeira Park 883-1119  CottrelPs Marine Service  SERVICE TO ALL MAKES  Specializing in Merc. Outboard  nl.,Cn       '��1HK        & stern drive rebuilding  hF Located at  FREE ^r Smitty's Marina, Gibsons  ESTIMATES SHOP886-7711      RES. 885-5840 A  Electric Plus  Authorized  B.C. Hydro  Contractor  >ea5ide (electric JtJ  Residential -Commercial - Industrial  Box 467/ Gibsons, B.C. VON wo  886-3308  BC FGRRIES  *** Schedule  886-7359  Conversion   Windows,   Glass,  Auto  &  Marine   Glass, Aluminum Windows^  & Screens,  FALL '87  Effective: Wednesday, Sept 9  through Saturday, Jan 2, 1988  Hwy 101 & Pratt Rd.  Mirrors  VANGOUVER-SECHELT PENINSULA  JERVIS INLET  HORSESHOE BAY-LANGDALE  |  EARLS COVE-SALTERY BAY  Lv. Horseshoe Bay             Lv. Langdale  Lv. Earls Cove  Lv. Saltery Bay  7:30 am        3:30 pm M      6:20 am      2:30 pm  6:40 am  4:30 pm  5:45 am  3:30 pm  9:30 M          5:30                8:30 M1      4:30  8:20*  6:30  7:35*  5:30  11:30            7:25 M           10:30          6:30  10:30  8:30  9:25  7:30  1:15 pm        9:15              12:25 pm M 8:20 M  12:25 pm  2:30*  10:20  11:30  1:30 pm*  9:30  M denotes Maverick Bus                            "Scheduled December 24, 26, 27, 28  M1 denotes no Maverick Bus on Sundays  Gibsons���  BUS  OMEGA         *6:02     Gibsons  Terminal          7:45     Marina  9:45  ���6:00  7:47  9:47  11:47  1:42  3:47  5:47  Sunnycrest  Mall  ���5:55     Lower  8:00     Bus  10:00    Shelter  12:00  1:50  4:00  6:00  ���6:03    Ferry  8:03    Terminal  10:03  12:03  1:53  4:03  6:03  ���6:10  8:10  10:10  'Note there will fc  "First Ferry" run  No Bus Service J  MBBMBB m.  e no                                       1V2n  on Saturdays & Holidays       J*0.  Sundays                                 5:45  AS&.1S sue  crurmiirH  12:10  2:05  4:10  6:10  SUNSHINE KITCHENS,  - CABINETS -  886-9411  Showroom Kern's Plaza, Hwy 10f\  'pen Tuesday to Saturday 10-4 pm  Need  space?  Ciill   tin;  COAST   NEWS  ;it   886-2622 or 88b 3930  r  Monday Tuesday  Leaves Sechelt 8:40 a.m. 8:40 a.m.  tor Gibsons *10:00a.m. "10:00 a.m.  The Dock, Cowrie Street 1:0�� P-m- 1:00 p.m.   * 3:15 p.m. 2^30 p.m_  Wednesday      Thursday  8:40 a.m.  *10:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m.  * 3:15 p.m.  8:40 a.m.  '10:00 a.m.  1:00 p.m.  2:30 p.m.  Friday  8:40 a.m.  10:00 a.m:  3:15 p.m.  Leaves Gibsons  for Sechelt  Lower Gibsons.  Municipal Parking Lot,  Gower Pt. Rd.  9:15 a.m.  ���10:45 a.m.  * 1:35 p.m.  ���4:00 p.m.  9:15 a.m.  11:45 a.m.  1:50 p.m.  ' 4:00 p.m.  9:15 a.m.  ���10:45 a.m.  * 1:35 p.m.  4:00 p.m.  9:15 a.m.  11:45 a.m.  ' 1:35 p.m.  ' 4:00 p.m.  9:15 a.m.  10:45 a.m.  4:00 p.m.  Centrally  Located  Close to: * Stores ��� Pubs * Nightclub ���  Banks * Restaurants * Post Office  ��� Clean and Comfortable Rooms and Cottages  ir Full Kitchen Units * Colour Cable TV  Ask about our weekly and monthly rates  Reservations Advised 886-2401  LOWER ROAD" route - via Flume Road, Beach Avenue & Lower Road  Surieoast Transportation ��ohed^les Courtesy ol  The New Owners of  Gifomw  Your Non-Smoking Travel Shop  Travel Experts With Years Ot Experience In Cruising, Airfares, Packages, Via Rail/Amtrak, &  Medical Insurance.       Call Us 1st  Sunnycrest Mali  886-8222, 886-9255, Res: ess5984  COAST NEWS  Photo  Reprints  $��00  $  OO  5x7  8x10  any published photo or your  choice from the contact sheets Coast News, December 21,1987  13.  S#r  Halfrfiooh Bay Happehinc|S  elGome  ves  to name  ?$byRuth Forrester, 885-2418  ga  *&�� The attractive little Welcome  $|feach Hall has been the location for several happy Christ-  ^^rias festive activities this past  tyqjeeik. Last Saturday evening the  riSrall was filled to capacity with  revellers who enjoyed a truly  delightful   turkey   dinner,  ^���prepared  and  served  by  the  |ladies of the Welcome Beach  jjCommunity Association.  I '.':* After dinner everyone joined  f^in the carol singing which was  led by Arline Collins whose  beautiful voice helped bring the  te spirit of Christmas. Music  dancing was provided by  our own local DJ, Bill Vorley,  who also MC'd the whole evening with his usual happy personality.  \ Yours truly was delighted to  ^in the door prize this year. It  ^as a very lovely clock with a  flying duck design and it now  enhances   the   Forrester   resi-  jgPence. Thanks folks.  ^CHOOL SHOW  |il On Monday night it was standi ding room only for the Half-  > moon   Bay   School   annual  ^Christmas concert at the Hall.  \This was a truly delightful evening where the little ones give  their all after having practiced  ^for weeks.  \ There is always the inevitable  j!'forgetting of words' which  {causes amusement to the au-  f^ience but absolute panic to the  Mud who forgot! But the whole  show went off beautifully and I  ,khow that we all realize just  ��how much hard work it took on  J the part of teachers and parents  \to put the whole thing together.  i 'Worthy of special mention  fttiis year were the stage  'backdrop scenes which were  changed throughout the show  and added much to the whole  Affair. The little ones' costumes  {were also great, with toy  j soldiers, dolls and animals. The  | moms who so lovingly made up  {their kids' outfits are due a great  \]big cheer.  ^ This is an evening to which  we all look forward each year.  Hopes are high that by this time  next year they will be able to  hold it in a brand new school  hall in the Welcome Woods  area.  By the way, I have been asked to announce that there are a  few vacancies at the Welcome  Beach Pre-School and if you  want further information call  885-3692.  NEW YEAR'S  There are still some tickets  for the New Year's Bash at the  hall. Give Marg Vorley a call at  885-9032 to be sure of your  reservation.  CHRISTMAS GREETINGS  It's nice to be your columnist  at Christmas because it gives an  opportunity to send out warm  wishes to friends, neighbours  and faithful readers. I know  you are out there reading these  humble weekly offerings. May  the joys of the season stay with  you throughout the year to  come.  While this is a happy time for  many, it can be a sad and lonely  one for a great number of people. In particular those who  have lost a loved one who was  with them at this time last year  find it so hard to share the happiness that others feel. We can  only do our best to see to it that  they are not alone at this time to  let them know that we understand and feel for them.  SLIPPERY ROADS  There were quite a few cars  in the ditch on Redrooffs Friday  morning following the snowfall.  Be sure to drive very slowly  these days, especially at the  Sargent: Bay hill - it's a  treacherous one at this time of  year.  DIRRADO IMPROVES  Good news for friends of  Robert Dirrado. He is out of the  coma and slowly making progress.  AUXILIARY LUNCHEON  Some 40 people turned out  for the Halfmoon Bay branch  of   the   Hospital   Auxiliary  Christmas luncheon last week.  The annual general meeting  took place prior to the lunch  and the new slate of officers  were installed. Lucky winner of  the beautiful grandfather clock  which had been donated to the'  Auxiliary by Bill Dolmage was  -Auxiliary member Gladys  White. Congratulations Gladys.  Gladys.  Next meeting will be Monday, January 4 at 10 am at the  Welcome Beach Hall.  HAVING A BREAK  The Coast News staff are  having a break for a week so  there will be no paper on  December 29. We'll be back for  the issue of January 4. See you  then - and have a Merry  Christmas.  and  Happy Went lfe#i  To all our students  and customers-  Joan & Ken j  WE WILL BE CLOSED)  from 4pm Tues. Dec. .22 ]  until 10am Tues. Jan. 19 f  >L/'4  iXVr  HALFMOON CERAMICS &  GMFTWARE  Hwy 101,  Halfmoon Bay 885-3588  Joan  Clarkson  PIP  Wk  rW?&  mm  mm.  mm  j_h  Caqo Tterrob  <mtr    <<  TEREDO SQUARE,. SECHELT MfW��63 1   /'���  V-  I ~t\  info Centre  i^L-^Lm^LL;?:'  V  !7*  The Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce wishes  to advise the public that we will be closing the Infocentre in  Pioneer Park December 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1, so  that employees may enjoy the Holiday Season. The Infocentre will be open for business as usual all other days.  Anyone wondering how to entertain visiting friends and  Relatives can contact the Infocentre for ideas. Information  about hiking trails, and Skookumchuck view times are  always*available, as well as sightseeing ideas. The Infocentre operates to provide local residents with informatin as  well as tourists, so don't hesitate to drop in or call  886-2325.  SupplyNet  registration  Registration for the SupplyNet has been slow. Forms  will continue to be available at the Chamber during the  month of January. Business persons are reminded again to  take advantage of this free service. For more information  please call 886-2325.  Autoplan Signals New  Options in Protection  Effective January 1,1988  Short-term  Limited  Insurance & Licence   Depreciation Policy  provide payment convenience  Until this year, short-term insurance was  available only for "seasonal use" vehicles.  But in 1988, owners of most vehicles may  purchase policies covering periods from six  to eleven months. Many drivers may find it  convenient to pay for their insurance and  license for periods of less than a full year.  protects new car investment  The new Limited Depreciation Policy protects owners of new vehicles who also have  Own Damage coverage, from the high rate  of depreciation during the first two years of  the vehicle's life. For new vehicles in certain  rate categories, this policy ensures that depreciation will not affect most damage  claims and total loss settlements.  an  :-���, CO������-'���-���   ������,       ......  Premium Costs  All drivers will pay higher premiums in  1988. Average increase: $90. The reason for  this is the steadily increasing number and  costs of vehicle insurance claims. The cost  of injury-related claims increased by 24 percent for the first 10 months of 1987 over  1986. Everyone contributes to the insurance  pool to pay for the misfortunes of a few.  fcs  Driver Point Premiums  Beginning in 1988, drivers with penalty  points against their licences will pay Driver  Point Premiums based on points accumulated in one year only. This new, simplified  system will affect those drivers with five or  more points. A table showing the premiums  for different points levels is provided on  page 2 of the 1988 Autoplan Motorist Kit.  To our friends and patrons . . .  h you a season full of all  Christmas.  SMITTEN  REALTY LTD.  Ask Your Autoplan Agent  Autoplan agents have free copies of the 1988  Motorist Kit outlining Autoplan coverage.  They also have the knowledge and  experience to help you select the coverage  you need. Take a few extra minutes to make  sure you're fully protected.  A Reminder for Seniors...  Drivers aged 65 or older who use their vehicles only for pleasure driving may qualify for  premium discounts. Ask your Autoplan  agent for details.  ��� INSURANCE  CORPORATION  OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  HARBOUR AGENCIES INSURANCE  Madeira Park Shopping Centre  For ALL your Insurance Needs  883-2794  Meg Hunsche  INSURANCE  AUTOPLAN  NOTARY PUBLIC  Siutceittt hqoucm jCbL  886-2000  Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons  Open 6 days a week  Peninsula Insurance Agencies  PROMPT, FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE  LTD.  Trail Bay Centre, Sechelt  885-7884  SUNSHINE  INSURANCE  LTD.  #102 KERN'S PLAZA  GIBSONS. B.C. 886-7751  Open  Tues-Thurs, 9:30-5:00  Fri, 9:30-6:00  Sat., 9:30-2:00  TEREDO SQUARE  SECHELT, B.C. 885-2291  MOTOR VEHICLE BRANCH  Winn Road, Gibsons  Your Complete ICBC & Licensing Service  AUTOPLAN AGENTS  (across from the Post Office)  886-3379  A .c.  .14.  Coast News, December 21,1987  on the  Royal Commission on Education  The School Board for District #46, the Sunshine Coast, is preparing a brief to be presented to the Royai  Commission on Education early in the new year. As part of our preparation we are gathering opinions and  ideas from the educational community on the Sunshine Coast as well as inviting you, as members of the  public, to share your views.  The Royal Commission is an opportunity to influence tomorrow's education. Please fill out the questionaire  and return it  NO LATER THAN JANUARY 15TH TO:  AD HOC COMMITTEE ON THE ROYAL COMMISSION  SCHOOL DISTRICT 46, P.O. BOX 220  GIBSONS, B.C. VON 1V0  You may also drop off the questionaire at a school near you.  A. The Purposes of School  Rank the importance of each of the  following as a purpose of School:  D Transmission of skills  ��� Transmission of knowledge  ��� Appreciation of the Arts  D Socialization  ��� Promotion of Equality  D Promotion of Excellence  ��� Vocational Preparation  D Custodianship  ��� Promotion of Life Long Learning  1 - Not Very Important  2 - Somewhat Important  3 - Very Important  D. Funding  Funding for the education system comes from Provincial Government general revenues and from property faxes.  In 1982 the Provincial Government exempted industrial and commercial properties from local school taxes.  1. Considering the role of the education system in preparing students  for the world of work, and considering at the  same time the impact of taxes on business, should businesses be  sharing equally with homeowners the burden of local school taxes.  Yes.  .No.  Please explain your answer to #1 above  B. Curriculum Issues  Please indicate the degree of importance you assign to the following subjects on a scale of 1-10. (10 represents the highest importance).  . Consumer Education  . Mathematics  . English Literature  . Family Life/Guidance  . Industrial Education  . Studies of the Environment  . Career Preparation  . Global Education  . Fine Arts  English  French  Labour History  Other Languages  Geography  . Canadian History  . Civics  . B.C. & Local History  . Computer Education  . Home Economics  . Western Civilization  . Physical Education  . Pacific Rim Studies  . Science  Music  Performing Arts  Critical Thinking  Business Education  C. Equality Of Access  1. Provincial government policy should be directed to provide a rough  equality of educational opportunity in all areas of the province.  Over the last ten years the share of educational funding coming  from provincial taxation has gradually been reduced while the  share from homeowners has been increased. In addition, provincial  government restraint created a crisis in funding for schools and a  demand by ftfe public for .the funding needs to be met.  In response to this demand the provincial government gave school  boards the right to increase local taxation to homeowners.  2. Education funding should be primarily a provincial responsibility  and the trend towards increased local property taxation should be  reversed.  Agree Disagree   3. Local school boards should not be given the right to tax locally to  meet shortfalls in provincial government funding.  Agree.  .Disagree.  Agree.  .Disagree.  In recent years, there has been a shift away from providing special  schools for disabled students and instead placing them in regular  classrooms.  2. This trend should be continued.  A^ree.  .Disagree.  3. The educational needs of severely disabled students should be  met through special schools staffed by professionals  specializing in this field.  Agree Disagree   Increases in funding to private school's fa 45% increase in last year)  and the possible introduction of a voucher system has led to questions about the potential impact on the public school system. Concern has been expressed that diverting funds from the public  system to private schools may weaken the public school system.  4. Provincial government education policy should be primarily focused on providing an effective public school system.  // you disagree with question #3 please complete the following:  Local School Boards should have the ability to raise additional  local taxes and, (Please tick A or B)  D    A.Should be accountable at the polls  for their decision, or  D    B.Should hold referenda on local  tax increases.  Other  1. Schools should allocate resources to provide for the emergency  needs of students when the family, the social system and other  agencies have not done so.  Agree.  .Disagree.  Agree.  .Disagree.  Schools are not a "social agency" and teachers are not social  workers. These functions should be the responsibility of the  Ministry of Social Services and Housing and the Provincial Government should provide the resources necessary to ensure children^  needs are being met.  Agree.  .Disagree.  5. The provincial government should be encouraged to continue to  fund private schools.  Agree.  .Disagree.  3. Generally speaking schools should concentrate on what are traditionally known as the three R's and leave such subjects as fine arts,  life skills, civics and vocational training to the family.  Agree.  .Disagree.  Please check the descriptions below which apply to you.-  HAVE CHILDREN IN SCHOOL  HOMEOWNER  SENIOR CITIZEN  TENANT  OWNER OF COMMERCIAL PROPERTY  OWNER OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY  Thank you for completing the questionnaire. Please do not hesitate to send more information  or comments on a separate sheet. For more information on the Royal Commission contact  Judy Wilson, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Royal Commission at 886-8611 or at home  885-5714.  ^echelt  map ���  Fine  gathering *  by Peggy Connor, 885-9347  It was a fine gathering^of  board members, volunteers p&st  and present who came outvjto  honour Marie Montgomery;'as  she retires from the position ipf  lady in charge of Sechelt Public  Library. [;  The lovely luncheon was held  in the Sechelt Legion Hall arid  done up by the Sechelt Legion  Ladies Auxiliary, on Wednesday, December 16. Chairman 'of  the Board Art McPhee, thank'ed  Frances Fleming for arranging  the event. t  Marie was overwhelmed w^th  the praise and gifts which she jso  richly deserved that we're  presented to her this day. Fiqst  there was a letter fro!m  Honourable Bill Reid, Minister  of Culture and Tourism, congratulating her on 26 years of  outstanding service to the community. ;j  Art McPhee aptly called h��r  the stalwart of the library, aliio  mentioning the fact that o^ir  library has more Canadian content than anywhere else in BC  On behalf of the library board  he presented her with^jja  beautiful inscribed silver tray.?  Graham Craig, District, of  Sechelt representative on the  library board, made her :ja  presentation from council of .>  cut glass bowl and matching  candle-stick holders. j!  Adele deLange who worked  alongside Marie for many years,  called her the dear mother hen  watching over the chicks in the  library, all of whom were pleaded to give her a gift of a black  leather purse. Pat Barnett on  whose shoulders falls the duties  performed by Marie, had a life  membership card from the  library to put in the purse. -;  Library board member,  Chairman of the Sunshine  Coast Regional District and  long time friend, Peggy Connor, expressed appreciation for  having such a fine community  worker on the coast. We are  happy to know that Marie is only stepping down from the top  position, she will still be &  volunteer at the library.  Marie started with the library  in 1961, was chosen Citizen of  the Year, 1978, and followed  Ada Dawe, another Citizen of  the Year, as the library head in  1975. There are other organizations that have benefited from  Marie's involvement, Sechelt  Branch of St. Mary's Hospital  Auxiliary, the Nurses' Loaifi  Cupboard and Sechelt Intermediate Care amongst theni.  SHORNCLIFFE SANTA "i  Santa arrived for an early  visit to Shorncliffe on a big reji  wagon with flashing lights ami  sirens blowing. The day was  Thursday, December 17 and it  was a full house in the cafeteria.  There was a very spirited party,  with Mary Redman on the piano, the celebration of six birtH-  day people, cake cutting, happy  birthday singing and presents  presented. j  Sid Thompson, president off  the Residents Council thanked  the staff, auxiliary volunteeils  and visitors for being there.  George Flay assisted Santa as he  gave out gifts for everyone from  the staff. ���  The auxiliary volunteers provided the extras that decorate^  the table, such as candy holders  and the traditional pull crackers  that add so much fun to a party  with hats, whistles and things.*  SECHELT LEGION BINGO^  Special request by ardent  bingo players has decided the  legion will hold an attendance  bingo, prizes will be dictated by  the numbers there. This will be  on Wednesday, December 23,  doors open at 6pm. Legion  members volunteered for this  evening. <���  ���WIMP' ROBINSON PASSES  Waiter 'Wimp' Robinsorl;  brother of 'Red' Wilfred Robia-  son of Middlepoint Logging will  be remembered from early loggV  ing days in the area. t  Well, Wimp passed away on  December 13, in Vancouver  after a lengthy illness. A past  Potentate, Giza Temple he  leaves several brothers, a sorj  Walter in West Vancouver, and  a daughter in Vancouver, Mrs.  Maureen Hiscox.  THANKS FROM ME  I would like to thank the  many contributors to this column, I know that many of you  have a time getting me on the  phone and I do appreciate your  perseverance.  A very Merry Christmas and  a more than Happy New Year  to all. Coast News, December 21,1987  15.  Canada's first Indian Government would like to wish you all a very  ��IctiV Q|��fstn&as and a (JHappj^Xf^ \Si%nT  I  111 16.  Coast News, December21,1987  After EDC withdrawal  Sum  k  ��  '������    "I don't think we want to do  ���.anything in any way to take  I away   from   the   people   of  ' Sechelt. I don't want to be party  to  any  negativism,"   Maurice  Egan   told   directors   at   the  meeting of the Sunshine Coast  Regional District last week. His  comments  were made  during  discussion  of  the  provisional  budget   for   the   Economic  Development    Commission  (EDC) for 1988.  Several   directors   expressed  reservations about including a  $6,000 grant   for  the Sechelt  Chamber of Commerce in the  -budget, after Sechelt had reaf-  ��� firmed    its    intention    of  'withdrawing from the function.  c.   Area   A   Director   Gordon  : Wilson pointed out, "It is the  . people of Areas A, B and C that  : bring in the revenue to Sechelt  District."   Later   he   added,  ��� "Sechelt can't expect to reap the  benefits off the back of every  - other taxpayer on the Coast."  ?-���    Brett   McGillivray   agreed,  'saying, "When you start being  "magnanimous to the tune of  ^thousands of dollars, it's getting  a bit ridiculous."  ���i    But EDC Chairman Maurice  Egan urged the board not to  ' penalize the citizens of Sechelt  because of their council.  He  told the meeting that Sechelt In-  . dian Band Chief Tom Paul had  : recently told him that the Band  would be sending a represen-  ��' tative to sit on the EDC once  ���' their negotiations with the pro-  ' vince are finalized.  1    Even   the   original   Sechelt  ^Economic Strategy Commission  -;had voted unanimously to stay  . in the EDC, he said, and the  ; Sechelt Chamber of Commerce  is   anxious   to   continue   participating.  Jim Gurney pointed out that  Sechelt could still be considered  : a part of the commission, since  directors had not yet signed the  required letteis of consent to  r.their withdrawal, and a requisition could still be sent to the  district municipality for their  portion of the EDC's budget.  But Secretary-Treasurer Larry  Jardine told the board that they  could end up going to court to  collect, and he didn't recommend that as a course of action.  Bob Wilson, Sechelt's  representative on the board,  said that Sechelt was opting out  now because if they didn't do it  now, they couldn't in the  future. However, he explained,  Sechelt might choose to contract with the EDC in the  future. *  Polar swim  if  , The Fifth Annual Polar Bear  J; Swim will once again be taking  s place on New Year's Day at 11  bam on the Davis Bay Beach.  * The swim is a family event, so  ��why not come out and join in  ^":the fun.  - If you don't care to jump in,  Vcome and cheer the others into  ,the water. There will be free  i donuts for the children and cof-  ;I fee available for the adults. Certificates will be given to all the  ', brave swimmers as well as prizes  Ifor the following categories:  .?," First,   Second,   and   Third  ��� place Endurance; Best  'Costume, Youngest; Oldest;  rLongest in the Water; and Furthest Distance from out of  cjtbwn.  are     .ac     -ac     a a  PART  OF 26  To the Peoples  of the World  A    BAHA'I    STATEMENT   ON  Peace  IF. iHLRtFORE. HUMANHY has tome to a  point ofpara!>2ing conflict n must look to itself, to its own negligence, to the siren voices  to which it has listened, for the source of the  misunderstandings and contusion perpetrated  in the name of religion. 7 hose who have held  blindly and selfishly to their particular orthodoxies, who have imposed on their votaries  erroneous and conflicting interpretations <>f the  pronouncements of the Prophets of God. bear  s heavy responsibility for this confupion��� jcun-  * fusion compounded by the artificial barriers  erected between tilth and reason, science and  religion. For from a fair-minded examination  of the actual utterances of the Founders of the  great religions, and of (he social milieus in  which they were obliged to carry out their missions, there is nothing to support the contentions  and prejudices deranging the religious communities of mankind and therefore all human  affairs.  The teaching that we should treat others as we  ourselves would wish to be treated, an ethic  variously repeated in all the great religions.  lends force to this latter observation in two particular respects: it sums up the moral attitude.  'the peace-inducing aspect, extending through  these religions irrespective of their place ot time  of origin: it also signifies an aspect ot unity  which is their essential v inue. a v mvie mankind  in its disjointed view of history has tailed to  appreciate.  Mad humanity seen the Educators ot us collective childhoixi in their true character, as  agents of one civilizing process, it would no  doubt hjve reaped incalculably greater benel its  from the cumulative effects vt their succe ssis e  missions. This. alas, it failed to do.  For a free copy of the complete itatement  "TO THE PEOPLES OF THE WOBLir or  information about the Bahai Faith and local  activities, pleaic write or call: Box 404, Gib-  ton��. 886-2078.  -a g,     .JpU^:  The Coast News contacted  Norm McCrimmon at the  Ministry of Municipal Affairs  to clarify the opting out process.  According to McCrimmon  there are no special circumstances at this time for  Sechelt's withdrawal from the  function.  "It makes no difference if  they do it now or in 1990 or any  other year." he said, "The process is the same as far as I  know." This, he explained,"  would involve getting letters of  consent from each of the  regional directors. He also suggested that it was probably too  late for them to opt out for  1988.  Maurice Egan did a  breakdown of the costs of  municipal participation in the  EDC for the Coast News.  In 1987, Gibsons contributed  $14,495. Through Partners in  Enterprise funding, which they  got because they were members,  Gibsons received $11,250,  resulting in a net cost to the  town of $324. Gibsons  Chamber of Commerce received a grant of $7,500 from the  EDC last year.  Sechelt Municipal District  contributed $32,200 to the EDC  in 1987, and $54,900 to planning. In return, they received  $11,250 from Partners in Enter  prise funding, and the Sechelt  Chamber of Commerce received $6,000, for a net investment  in the EDC of $14,950.  The high costs of planning,  Egan said, were a result of the  work that needed to be done as  a result of the restructuring of  Sechelt's boundaries. Next year,  the regional district could still  charge them $22,000 but had  decided not to.  The regional board voted to  accept the EDC 1988 budget of  $150,000. The vote showed all  directors in favour with the exception of McGillivray and the  two municipal representatives,  all of whom abstained.  IF YOU'RE PLANNING  A HOE DOWN  o*"*%*  Q  INVEST SELECTIVELY  FOR YOUR OBJECTIVES  for ideas and advice:  M��seV   & See  CARPETS  WALLPAPER  WINDOW COVERINGS  Special prices on year end clear outs i  lay-away P**2  U-  'd  F Yes, *eJ!!!!t��.  JMfegCg  ;fcATlN<  886-71125  709 Hwy 101, Gibsbn$  GORDON ROSS  661-2332 Collect  P.O. Box 1068,  Vancouver, B.C.  V6C 3E8  WOOD  GUNDY  A Winning Attitude  i  ���G-'WORKWEN?  Ah WORLD  *  \  The Great  -.    ^-'"  j' .       A    ,    f j     O    '��� *f  ���"'---. ; '   -*>?'.��� .���*&-?- y J  I r    r- 2.       * ^ P     . 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The unscheduled dunking didn't extinguish his Christinas spirit.     ���Joel Johnstone photo  At last Wednesday's Sechelt  Council meeting Alderman  Joyce Kolibas almost convinced  council to go back into the  Regional District Economic  Planning Commission. Previously, Sechelt had voted to  opt out of the function.  "Should we not be a part of  it?" asked Kolibas speaking to  her motion to rescind the decision. "We are the centre of the  Coast. We really have to work  with others. I feel we are cutting  off our nose to spite our face."  "If we opt out now, and we  want to go back next year  (1989), we can do so by contract," argued Mayor Bud  Koch. "Then our vote will  count as it is supposed to: one  vote out of three. ��� ������  "If we don't take that window of opportunity now," he  continued, "we are locked in."  Kolibas' motion was seconded by Alderman Nancy MacLarty and supported by Mike  Shanks. Aldermen Herder,  Craig and Wilson opposed it  with Mayor Koch, casting the  deciding ballot.  All of this came on the heels  of a presentation by Economic  Development Commission  (EDC) Chairman Maurice  Egan.  "We're citizens of Sechelt,"  began Egan, "but over and  above that we're citizens of the  Sunshine Coast. We're all part  of a larger organism and a  house that is divided won't  stand for long."  He then outlined the draft  1988 budget of the EDC. The  bottom line showed net projected expenses of $150,000 less  estimated recoveries (senior  government subsidies) of  $53,000.  "Sechelt's estimated share  would be 14.38 percent," said  Egan, "I don't know where the  $100,000 came from that I read  in the paper."  The Coast News had  previously reported Koch as  stating Sechelt would save  $100,000 by not participating in  Regional District planning and  EDC function. The Coast News  contacted Koch to confirm the  accuracy of his original statement.  "All I can go by is last year's  figures," said Koch, "There  was $56,000 for planning and  $33,000 for EDC. That's  $89,000 already and if you take  into account a 10 percent increase in budget, you've got  $100,000."  Koch went on to say that  most of the tax money  generated on the Coast is from  industrial and commercial  endeavours and that he saw  Sechelt as the major contributor, followed by Gibsons  and third by the unorganized  areas of the regional district. He  believes that should be reflected  in the voting on regional district  affairs. Koch also stated that  Municipal Affairs will allow  Sechelt to opt out of EDC.  Back at Sechelt's council  meeting Maurice Egan explained the drop in estimated budget.  "Last year we were gathering  information and doing  analysis," he stated. "This year  we want to promote the Sunshine Coast off the coast."  He went on to say, as well as  putting out a brochure and.  advertising what was on the  Coast, the EDC planned to  assist projects developing on the  Coast and most of all, wanted a  team approach to economic  development.  Egan then outlined the EDC  projects for 1987.  "Less than half of the industrial sites on the Sunshine  Coast were listed anywhere," he  said and explained that soon  this data will be available  worldwide through the B.C.  Enterprise Centre's computer  network.  "We spent $10,000 last year  on film industry promotion,"  he said. "We wanted a piece of  the film money spent in B.C.  We put another $5,000 in the  1988 budget.  "Bob Mason of the Small  Business Centre has already had  75 or 85 people come to him,"  he said and went on to explain  the need for Travel Sunshine  Coast and the Arts co-ordinator  position.  "I personally went to Ottawa  twice," said Egan speaking of  the work done on the Community Futures program. The  EDC says this program alone  will bring up to $6 million iri  venture capital and other  Please turn to page 22.  Post Office hours  The post office will be closing one hour earlier on both  Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. It will also be closed  December 25, 26, Monday, December 28, and New Year's  Day.  Coast News break  The Coast News will not be published between Christmas  and New Year's while our staff takes a well earned break. We  take this opportunity to wish our friends and customers a  most joyous holiday season. 18.  Coast News, December 21,1987  ���oun  ons  by Stephen Hubert  Langdale Elementary School students charmed parents and spec-  ;��� tators Friday evening with a production of Christmas On Angel  ') Street. ���Joel Johnstone photo  Pages From A Life-Log  Following up on last week's  promise, here are some other  sound suggestions for good  records to give or receive this  Christmas.  Last week I recommended  Robbie Robertson's new solo  effort and the debut album bv  the American group 'The Brandos' for rock fans.  For fans of contemporary  country looking for fresh music  I recommend the debut album  by Texan Lyle Lovett. Lyle's  music is rooted in tradition but  he is a very progressive writer  and stylist. Called 'the Tom  Waits of Country music' he  weaves graphic visions lyrically  while keeping toes tapping and  hearts humming his tunes.  This is very sensitive stuff at  times. He has a sophisticated  sound, managing a sense of  humor side by side with moving  sentiment. All in all, a very  good record from the ballads to  the rockers and swingers. Not  for teeny-boppers.  Another excellent record for  more mature Country/Folk  fans is an album entitled 'Vital  Signs' by Dave Mallett. Hailing  from the state of Maine, Mallett  has a relaxed, fireside style in  his ballads which will warm  your heart and home. His uptempo songs are happy and convincing in their delivery. I  believe this is a record you will  enjoy for years to come. The  only problem is it may be a little  hard to find. Ask for it! It is on  independent label 'Flying Fish'  and the catalogue number is  FF373.  There's an excellent record by  Irish Folk Rock group 'Clan-  nad' entitled 'Macalla' which I  believe could find a resting place  in any progressive collection.  Opening with a haunting, a  capella choral piece, the album  moves through complex moods,  sometimes rocking, sometimes  deeply traditional. In its entirety, the album is a stunning work  by this relatively young group.  It strikes me that Irish  superstars *U2' must have gotten a great deal of inspiration  from this long established band  (I believe this was their fifth  album, it was released in 1985).  But, in contrast, Clannad is far  more developed musically than  their famous fellow-countrymen. As a matter of fact, U2's  lead singer 'Bono' duets on one  of the album's cuts with female  vocalist Marie Ni Bhraonain  and sounds as good, if not better, than I have heard him with  his own group.  Tale of Jacobite Relics  by Peter Trower  % About six months later, MacMillan managed to track down  f- the elusive James Edgar. He  f* turned out to be living in a run-  >; down rooming house, only five  '] blocks away from the 'History  v Detective's office. Edgar was  % talkative enough but seemed to  : care little about the disposition  ; of his family heirloom. He gave  ; MacMillan a miniature of Bon-  \ nie Prince Charlie but said he  > had no idea what might have  v1 happened   to   the   speaker's  papers.  He had not been in  touch with his sons for some  time. I was another dead end.  A few years later, serendipity  took a hand in things. Hugh  MacMillan's antiquarian activities extended well beyond his  archival work. He belonged to a  group of fellow history buffs  whose hobby was dressing in  traditional costumes and simulating the river journeys of the  old-time voyageurs. MacMillan  recalls the incident well. "We  were shooting  footage  for a  {The Perfect GET-AWAYU  Escape this winter to a private cabin  on the shore of beautiful Ruby Lake.  RELAX...UNWIND...  The Perfect GIFT  ��ff*.  ��?��*!  for those who need to get away  more than get...  &&>&���    2 Nights    $��4150  s 6 Meals Each    w ^ person  WE WILL BE CLOSED  DEC. 24, 25, & 26  RESERVATIONS  883-2269  (FESTIVE SEASON  SCHEDULE  I Christmas Eve:!  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"You should get in touch  with my mother," Betty said.  "She comes from an old Canadian family and has papers. Her  maiden name was Edgar, she's  Sir Janies Edgar's first cousin.''  This was an unexpected  stroke of good fortune. MacMillan went to see Betty's  mother and was rewarded with  a small cache of documents.  "Most of the material is with  my cousin, Maud McLean, in  Toronto," she told him.  MacMillan  went  after this  promising lead like a hound on  the scent. It proved to be well  worth the trouble. Maud McLean had two suitcases of  papers relating to Sir James and  his daughter (who had founded  an exclusive girls' school in  Montreal).  Thus, primarily through  outrageous luck, MacMillan  was able to deposit a substantial  collection of Sir Edgar's  documents with the Archives.  But the mystery of the papers  that had seemingly vanished  from Mrs. Trott's now demolished house, still remained, as  did the present location of the  Jacobite relics.  The first mystery was resolved a few months later. MacMillan received a call from a  Mrs. Hobbs. "I got your name  from my mother who used to be  housekeeper for Elizabeth  Trott," she began somewhat  nervously. "My husband said  not to phone you, that you  might accuse me of stealing, but  1 decided to call anyhow."  It turned out that the  housekeeper's daughter had  been at the Trott home just  before it was expropriated.  "Mrs. Trott told me I could  have anything I wanted that was  left in the house," she recalled.  "I saw this old tin box on the  back steps and thought it would  be a good place to store the  kids' toys. The box was full of  papers and I dumped them out  on the porch to put in the garbage. They were left there overnight in the rain and got a bit  wet. Next day, I looked at the  papers more closely. Some of  them were very old. I thought  they might possibly be of value  so I dried them out in the oven  and kept them. A while ago, I  mentioned the papers to my  mother and she told me about  you."  Fortune had smiled on the  'History Detective' again. He  lost no time in picking up this  batch of documents that had so  nearly been destroyed.  More years went by.  The paintings that MacMillan  had taken from the Trott home  and stored with the Canadian  Gallery, were rapidly deteriorating. The gallery, in the process of changing location, asked  the 'History Detective' to  remove them. Coiricidentally,  around the same time, he had  managed to locate James Edgar's younger son, John. John  agreed to take the paintings and  have them restored. He also  gave MacMillan the address of  his older brother, David, in Victoria.  The circle was finally closing.  When MacMillan contacted  David Edgar, it turned out that  he had taken the Jacobite relics  from the Trott house for safe-  ^keeping.   He   had   also,   the  ^'History   Detective'   was  ^delighted to learn, retrieved a  %ox of documents and journals,  relating to the House Speaker.  MacMillan arranged a trip to  Victoria. At this point, he contacted Yvonne and myself (we  had met several years before in  connection with another story),  suggesting that.we come along  and write an article about the  whole business. We jumped at  the chance and thus were present along with a couple of  reporters, when the historical  Jacobite motherlode was  officially unveiled.  The ultimate disposition of  the Jacobite relics has not been  definitely settled. They may  eventually find their way to the  Royal Museum in Scotland.  David Edgar has not made up  his mind. As he remarked at the  time: "1 hate to be the one who  lets them go out of the family  after all these years. On the  other hand, there's not much  sense keeping them in a damn  vault."  Roberts Creek LEGION  Branch 219  fafaVIVIl  NEW YEAR'S EVE  PARTY  with Larry Bransen  Cocktails: 7:30 - 9 pm  Dancing: 9 pm - 1 am  Champagne, Buffet Dinner &  Party Favours at midnight  $25 couple, $15 single  Tickets on sale at Legion bar.  TO RESERVE TICKETS:  Phone Roy at 885-2952  There's lots of seating space with  our  newly  completed   renovations.  Members and Guests Welcome  Lord Jim's K"  ��"//"  Invites you to join us for ~  New Year's  Eve  Madness!  INCLUDES:  Three course meal  Party favours  Champagne  Midnight snack  Dine & Dance to the Music of  STEPHEN HUBERT  Inquire about our special  OVERNIGHT PACKAGE  &Btb Sim 0 SS  Reservations 885-7038  Hwy 101, just past Secret Cove  Sechelt Indian Band's  NEW YEAR'S EVE  CELEBRATION  Thursday, Dec. 31  Sechelt Indian Band Hall  Dance to the music of  "Electric Warriors"  7:30 pm Hot and Cold Buffet  9:00 pm Dancing begins  Complimentary Champagne  Party Favours - Door Prizes  $20 person  Tickets available at Sechelt Band Office,  Big Mac's, S.I.B. Community Hall Coast News, December 21,1987  19.  ves s  by Ruth Forrester  I  With Christmas fast approaching most of us find  ourselves involved in the spirit  of giving and sharing. But there  are those who don't need  Christmas as a time to love and  share. They do that all year  round.  : �� Such a couple recently took  ��� up residence on Redrooffs in'  .Halfmoon Bay. Professor  ; Frank Konopasek and his wife  | Elizabeth moved from Win-  jnipeg where Frank was a  ; nuclear physicist at Manitoba  University until his recent retirement.  The Konopaseks have a  grown<��up son who is a social  worker in Victoria and a  daughter studying dentistry in  Manitoba.  They also have a family of  four young daughters, all of  whom they adopted as infants,  and all of them very special.  Mary is il, a Cree child and  legally blind. Ann is eight and is  Ojibway Indian. She is also  becoming quite a young star  and has appeared in the National Film Board movie  Daughters   of   the   Country.  '>', The Konopasik family cuddle in  ''above.  Channel 11  > TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22  ���1 6:00 P.M.  ;;- E.S.P. TV News  ;* The Elphinstone Secondary  ^School broadcasting class  �� presents the first two shows in a  "Series of news programmes produced entirely by the students.  -JTwo separate classes are work-  ijing hard to bring you informa-  '���; tion on local issues.  E.S.P. TV News Show #1  ; The first show features four  ���stories. Karen Synnot takes the  ;i chair as the anchor as Nicole  \. Hagedorn takes a look at the St.  ;| Mary's Hospital renovations,  ['��� an interview by Amber Wheeler  I with Elphinstone teacher Mr.  !|Ian Thompson investigates earthquake prevention. Lisa  ;j Horner talks to Mr. Phill Mur*  ���! ray about his photography and  ;! drafting room renovations at  ; Elphinstone and Mr. Vic  I Bonaguro joins Nick Nolet to  : discuss the Tetrahedron Ski  \Club.  !! E.S.P. TV News Show #2  >; Produced and anchored by  |;Colieen Partridge, this show  ;'covers a broad variety of topics.  ! The E.S.P. TV news crew gets  'reactions from store owners and  'jshoppers on the new renova-  I'tions to the Sunnycrest Mall.  JTeacher Mr. Barry from  'England discusses his teacher  'exchange with Mr. Bill Forst  ;!from Elphinstone. Driftwood  ! players actress Lexa Chappel  ! assists in taking a look at the  ijGibsons Landing Theatre Project. Mr. Ernie Fossett talks  ! about the recent loss of the  'Elphinstone Recreation Group.  '���To conclude the show on a  |festive note, we at E.S.P. TV  jbring together a small  Christmas Special to show what  Christmas means to us.  r 6:55 P,M.  \   Christmas On Angel Street  ; Coast Cable TV's coverage of  Jhe Langdale jElementary  School's Christmas Concert.  iThis musical production by  Connie Cross Smith with music  by Tom Mitchell is billed as a  modern parable re-affirming  the meaning of giving.  \ 7:35 P.M.  �� Coast Interfaith  | A Religious Programme  i The first in a series of once a  inonth religious programmes  Much we hope will bring  friembers of all religious groups  to the Community Channel for  their own half hour show.  jPastor Monty McLean of the  jGibsons Community Fellowship  jpiurch is the host of our first  interfaith show.  j 8:05 P.M.  t Olde Time Christmas  ! Favourites With Steve  . And Jack  ". The musical twosome will be  playing somcof your Christmas  favourites during their one hour  jshow.  Gibsons  Pub'��c Library  lire.  front of their fireplace. See story  ���Ruth Forrester photo  Hours;  Tuesday  Wednesday  'hursday  ���Safurday  STORYTlME  jH!�� 10*��� I)  of sharin  Recently she appeared in a show  on our local Channel 11. She  has also modelled for SAAN  stores and is a very talented  child.  Wendy is a beautiful little girl  of seven. Then there is little Ula,  aged six, who is the baby of the  family and who is confined to a  wheelchair. This little one is  blind and deaf, and despite her  handicaps is a very happy and  much loved child. Both Ann  and Wendy are bilingual, having attended French immersion  since Kindergarten. *  Their mother, Elizabeth has  traced the biological mothers of  all the girls and close contact  with them is maintained.  The family have travelled  widely by air and sea to  Australia, New Zealand, the  South Pacific, Europe and the  United States. /.  When asked why they had  decided to choose this area in  which to reside, Frank explained that while visiting Vancouver  during Expo they had talked to  someone at a Tourist Bureau  just outside Vancouver about  tours of the area, and were advised to take the round trip up  the Sunshine i Coast to Powell  River and over to the Island.  They had already made a  down payment on a house in  Sooke, but when they reached  this coast they fell in love with it  and spent a couple of weeks in a  motel in Gibsons while they  looked around for housing prospects. They found just what  they were looking for and have  a lovely home on Redrooffs.  Our gain was Sooke's loss.  When I expressed my admiration at the goodness of these  people taking on the task of  raising four adopted children,  the answer received was, "We  wouldn't be without them."  The atmosphere of love and  happiness in this home is  something very special.  Jade Palace  Chinese Smorgasbord  Hwy. 101, Gibsons  886-2433  9����  ���  9 0^0/:9,9:-0-'9^  Dec  2V23  ��  y  %\  ��*���**'  ./>/;>  sWT--  The Giannakos Family and the staff of the  OMEGA  RESTAURANT  Would like to wish all our customers a  and a,  HOLIDAY HOURS  fOMEGAl CLOSED DEC. 23, 24, 25, 31 (omigaI  Open Boxing Day And New Year's Day    ,  Overlooking Gibsons Harbour 880~22o8  One  of the  SS '��cai ba,,dj  OPEN  Dec. 21-23  Dec. 30th & 31st  New Year's ivt BASH  'A  !tf  - :s  vrs  x  J����  so^-rSi  i^k\  *��^  t Gibsons Legion  ,, .*;,���.>.��� j< -,.i Branch 109   ]\ ':> w       "���'  ��� NEW YEAR'S ��UE BALL  l Featuring   Knightshift  Garry Gillespie  -Hall- - Lounge -  8:30 pm to 2 am  MIDNIGHT LUNCH & PARTY FAVOURS  ^�����  ��'  $��?  ^  "^Ci  m\  ro  !^j  )  v*s=s>,  or  J  -&  cp  q^    Ring in the New Year with  .���fc o  '*a  ��h�� UNOEftDQOS  P  o  o  - Live Music  Tickets On Sale At The Bar  $20.00 each  Semi-Formal Dress  MEMBERS & GUESTS WELCOME  TICKETS $12 each      " FREE Champagne & Snacks  $20 couple  Available at Nick's Shell in Gibsons,  Big Mac's Superette in Sechelt  or any Elphie's staff  M34ICT  WED. NITE  Pool Tourney  Drink Specials  LOTS OF PRIZES  Trivia Prizes  FREE Shirt Draw  9999600  9099009901  999  Open: Wed - Sat  8:00 - 2:00 AM  Gibsons Landing?  Your guide to  the finest in  area dining  DINING GUIDE  A listing of  restaurants  and pubs  Toittt o|  the Cowl  It was a brisk bright day. My hands and feet were freezing. I was  hungry too and feeling a bit grumpy overall. The Raven offers  homemade soup, perhaps that would perk me up.  Five minutes later I was warming my hands and tummy with a  steaming bowl of homemade turkey noodle soup. It was delicious.  Since I was truly hungry, I also ordered a Raven favourite - a cheese  and bacon burger with the works. It appeared, as soon as I finished  my soup. It was thick and juicy. The trimmings were heaped on the  thick patty. The crispy, golden fries nestled on the side of the plate  beckoned to my perked-up palate. I demolished the entire serving  with gusto and was starting to feel quite good again.  Should I really indulge and go for some dessert? Ice cream creations are a specialty at the Raven. Gorgeous photos of mouthwatering concoctions are displayed on the wall. The hardest part of  all is making a choice. I looked at the pictures and read the descriptions. Finally I made my decision. The Sweet Superstitious Sundae  would be the one, since I couldn't have them all.  This is the stuff dreams are made of. Cindy cheerfully pointed  out that I could choose my own base flavours of ice cream. Great,  now I was faced with another major decision. There are only 24  flavours to choose from. I agonized over my choices. Bubble gum  and bananas? Licorice and cherry custard? Rocky Road and  vanilla? I wanted to try them all.  The lovely Cindy was amused and patient with my agony. My  choice was finally made, Black Forest Cherry and Rich Chocolate  ladled with thick hot creamy fudge sauce, mounds of whipped  cream and two saucy maraschino cherries. I was in heaven. As each  creamy morsel slithered over my tongue and down the back of my  throat, I began to eat more and more slowly. I didn't want it to  end. Finally and reluctantly it did.  Average meal prices quoted do not include liquor.  Creek House - Intimate dining and  European cuisine in a sophisticated yet  casual atmosphere. We serve rack of  lamb, duck, crab, clams, scallops, steaks,  also daily specials. Reservations recommended. Roberts Creek Road and Beach  Avenue - 885-9321. Open 6 pm. Closed  Mondays & Tuesdays. V. MC. 40 seats.  Jolly Roger Inn- Overlooking  beautiful Secret Cove, the Jolly Roger offers fabulous views from its dining room,  lounge and terrace. Lunch and dinner  menus are full and varied, and feature  fresh seafoods at very reasonable prices.  All new snack menu in the lounge. Fri.  NIGHT ON THE TOWN  evening - Seafood Special, $9.95, including Caesar Salad, dessert, coffee or  tea. Sat. evening - Prime Rib, $13.50, including soup or dinner salad, hot apple  strudel, tea or coffee. Sunday, 12 noon til  2 pm - Chefs Surprise! Average dinner  for two: $25. Reservations requested. 80  seats. All major cards accepted. Hwy.  101, Secret Cove, 885-7184. Open Wed.  thru Sun. from 11 am.  The Omega Pizza, Steak And  Lobster House - With a perfect view  of Gibsons marina, and a good time atmosphere, the Omega is a people-  watcher's paradise. Cast members of The  Beachcombers can usually be found din-  FAMILY DINING  ing here. Menu includes pizza, pasta,  steaks and seafood. Steaks and seafood  are their specialties. Banquet facilities  available. Very special children's menu.  Average dinner for two: $20. Reservations recommended. Located in Gibsons  Landing at 1538 Gower Point Rd.  886-2268. Open Sun-Thurs, 4-10 pm, Fri  and Sat 4-11 pm. Seats 145.  Pronto's Restaurants Two locations  to serve you. Both serve an extensive  variety of pizza, steak, pasta, lasagne,  ribs, souvlaki in a delightful family atmosphere. Children's menu available. All  dinner entrees include garlic bread and a  choice of soup or salad. Average family  meal for four about $15-520. Located at  Wharf Rd., Sechelt, 885-1919; and in  Cedar Plaza, Hwy. 101, Gibsons.  886-8138.  The Homestead - Daily lunch and  dinner specials as well as regular entrees.  Lunches include sandwiches, hamburgers, pyrogies and salads. Dinner  selections include steaks, chicken and  seafood. Prime Rib and 15 item salad  bar are the house specialty on Friday,  Saturday and Sunday nights. Average  family meal for four $25-$30. Hwy 101,  Wilson Creek, 885-2933. Open 8 am - 9  pm daily. 40 seats inside, 30 seat patio.  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Raven Cafe- Cowrie Street, Sechelt.  Open seven days a week, 6 am - 4 pm,  Sundays, 10 am - 4 pm, 64 seats, 24  flavour ice cream bar. Full breakfast,  delicious burgers, scrumptious sundaes,  banana splits and ice cream cones, home-  style fast food. Daily luncheon specials  $2.95. All available to go. Average family  of four from $12.  Ruby Lake Resort - Lovely view of  lake from Ruby Lake's post and beam  dining room and good highway access for  vehicles of all sizes. Breakfast served all  day. Lunch prices begin at $2.50, dinners  from $5.50 including salad bar. Smorgasbord Sunday nights includes 12 salads,  three hot meat dishes and two desserts,  $10.95 for adults, $5.50 for children  under 12. Tiny tots free. A great family  outing destination. Absolutely superb  prime rib every Friday night. Average  family dinner for four $20-25. Sunshine  Coast Hwy, Pender Harbour -883-2269.  Open 7 days a week, 7 am - 9 pm. 54  seats. V., MC. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.  PUBS  Cedar's Inn - Appetizers all day till 11  pm. Darts every Sun. Everyone welcome.  Cedar Plaza, Gibsons -886-8171. Open 11  am - midnight, Sun-Thurs; 11 am -1 am,  Fri-Sat. 100 seats. V., MC. Regular menu  11 am to 8:30 pm. 20  Coast News, December 21,1987  From early times  l    Did you know that the first  '< Christmas tree came to Canada  , as   early   as    1781?   Baron  t Friederick von Riedesel, father  I- of three young daughters, lived  " in the village of Sorel, north of  . Montreal on the south shore of  .the St. Lawrence River. He had  a fir tree^cut down from the  dense  forest  surrounding the  village and his wife.bedecked its  ^branches with white candles. It  ;twas Canada's first Christmas  }' tree!  ���    A few years after the Sorel  tree was set up, in the late 18th  century, white candles began  twinkling on Christmas trees in  Ontario. After the American  War of Independence German  speaking settlers, including  Mennonites who wanted to remain close to King George of  England because of his German  connections, headed to Canada  and brought the custom of the  Christmas tree to their settlements around Kitchener.  celebrated on December 25 in  Canada for more than three  centuries. Some of the earliest  references to the celebration are  found in the journals of fur  traders. On Christmas Day,  1670, the crews of ships Prince  Rupert and Wivenhoe were  wintering at Charles Fort on  James Bay and shared a meal of  partridges and venison with  brandy and strong beer.  Throughout the journals of  Canadian fur traders, explorers  and   early   travellers   two  Reverend Ted Boodle, president of the Elves Club, accepts a contribution from Mary-Ellen Turner of  >'Just For You in Gibsons.  ���Joel Johnstone photo  Minor hockey     stamp ciub  % League games began last  Jweek. December 10 saw the  grwins and Wings face off for  ;'the Atom Division. Wings came  iout ahead 9-7. Tyler Francis,  ;.scored 4 of his team's 9 and  :<Micheal Yates scored 5 of his  ^team's 6.  �� On December 12 in the Atom  ��� division a good game was had  | by the Wings and the Stars with  ;the Wings winning 6-4. Tyler  i Francis, Trent Turner and  j Ryder Irvine each scored 2 for  j the Wings and Brad Wigard  j scored 2 for the Stars.  I* On the same day in the Pee  Wee Division the Blackhawks  handily won over the Thunderbirds with a score of 7-2. Dinne  Louis scored 3 and Candy  Clarke had 2 of their teams 7.  fcurtis Francis scored his team's  only 2.  Pups and Peanuts teams have ���  names now instead of numbers  and a close game was had, also  on December 12, by the Toppers and Dolphins. The score  was 3-2 for the Toppers with  Chad Sach scoring 2 of their 3.  Mark McQuitty scored the  Dolphins only 2.  No score sheets could be  found for the Bantam, Pee Wee  Allstar team. Is it true the Pee  Wees beat the Bantams?  Sunday's only game was in  the Pee Wee Division. The  Thunderbirds easily beat the  Trail Islanders 8-2. Graham  Ruck had 3 and A. Mavin  (sorry first name not known)  and Sky Wynne both had 2 for  the Thunderbirds. Murray  Howse and Nathan Gough each  had one for the Trail Islanders.  A group of philatelists met on  December 19 at the Madeira  Park Legion, following encouraging response to a recent  Coast News item about an interest of local stamp collectors  in forming a club.  Interim officers were elected  to set up the club, and a formal  election of officers will take  place in March. Interim President is Bob Bodner, Treasurer is  Roy Mansfield and Secretary is  Myrtle Winchester.        ,  The first regular meeting,of  the Sunshine Coast Stamp Club  will be held at 2 pm on January  17 at the Madeira Park Legion,  all philatelists welcome.      ,  Christmas themes are common:  the religious observance of the.  day, and the fellowship of a  hearty meal shared with family  and friends.  Records of Christmas  decorating customs in 19th century Canada are rare but  Catharine Parr Traill provides  one of the earliest in her book  The Canadian Settler's Guide  (1855). She tells of going out to  collect red-berried wintergreen  to hang over the mantlepiece  and picture frames in her host's  home in 1832. She also mentions collecting evergreens to  decorate her own home in 1838,  adding high bush cranberries  and her daughter's coral beads  for colour.  Popcorn on string was  popular in the 1860's, and by  the end of the century it was being threaded with cranberries,  or dyed red and green. Street  vendors in the larger cities sold  completed strings to busy  decorators.  The origin of Santa Claus,  now so important to gift giving  at Christmas, goes back to the  legends surrounding St.  Nicholas in Asia Minor in the  4th century. He became the  patron saint of boys and girls  and the bringer of gifts on  December 6, St. Nicholas Day.  The gift-bringer has appeared in  Canada in many forms; as St.  Nicholas, as the British Father  Christmas, and of course as  Santa Claus. An early reference  to Santa Claus appeared in the  Canadian children's periodical  Snow Drop in 1851.  Many of the decorating and  culinary rituals Canadians  adhere to are based on friendship and signify good fortune  and long life. The practice of  trimming homes with holly, ivy  and mistletoe, for instance,  began in Europe where the  plants were considered sacred  because they bear fruit in  winter.  WE WILL BE CLOSED  from Noon, Dec. 24  until Tues., Dec. 29  and on Fri., Jan. 1  IllllHr    "lira*   Hwy 101, Sechelt  CANADIAN PROPANE LTD  885-2360  Many thanks for your  from Dietmar, Audrey, Joy,  Robert, Val, Milynne, Nel, Ine,  Shannon & Sherri  $UP��RSHAP��  Unisex Hair, Shin  & Health Centre  -Cowrie & Inlet, Sechelt ���  885-2818.  Soccer notes  ' The Gilligan's Pub Men's  pver Thirty' soccer team went  tb Bowen Island to play the  Bowen Island Mens team. Our  day started at 9:30 on Sunday  morning, December 6, on board  the Alibi Wahoo. While on  board, we were discussing our  offensive strategy (score goals)  and our defensive strategy  (don't let them score goals).  After the relaxing strategy-  filled trip over to Bowen Island,  we had a short walk to the field.  The Bowen Island team had  transportation arranged for us  but we thought we'd better walk  to the field in case they found  out what our strategy was.  When the first half of the  game was over, we had to  repeat our strategy to our team  because the score was Gilligans  0, to Bowen Island 2. Our pep  talk worked because after five  minutes into the second half,  the score was Gilligans 2, to  Bowen Island 2. The two goal  scorers for the Gilligans team  were Bob 'Sure Shot' Wes'on  and Odvin 'The Header' Vedo.  Well, by the time the game  was over, we figured out that  the Bowen team had found out  our strategy and reversed it on  us, because the final score was,  Gilligan's Pub 2, Bowen Island  5. We are plannning to have a  return match and this time we  won't let them find out our  strategy.  ���NOTICE   There will be  NO GARBAGE PICK UP  Christmas Day  Regular pick-up January 1st, 1988  Sunshine Coast Disposal  Services Ltd.  Chicken Shack  Cowrie St. Sechelt          Oo5"/tW   Home Delivery   CHRISTMAS SPECIALS!  $400  OFF  20 pc Barrel  $ooo  $100  Vfrr 15 pc Bucket  OFF 9 pc Thrift Box  fUEE DE^oKin.'**-  24  on all orders over $10  within 5 mi. of store, after 4 pm.  CHRISTMAS HOURS:  Dec. 24 11 am - 7 pm  Dec. 25, 26, 27, 28 - CLOSED  January i - CLOSED  Phone ahead!  We'll have your order ready!  885-7414  GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS      GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS  N��l�� WAR  GIRLS  >��� *n<*  noon  am  \o  Cte<  c*��  H  Reference: Point Atkinson  Pacific Standard Time  For Skookumchuk Narrows add 1 hr. 45 min.,   /  pl> s 5 min. (or each ft. of rise,  ?<id 7 min. for each ft. of fall.  A Time To  * WINTERIZE Your Boat & R.V.  on fenced premises  power & water on site  /  '  ��� ������������������  \  ��� ���  >  ,���������������  ��� ���  ��� ���������������,  ,������������+,  , + ��������� + ��.  winter storage  IMAHBOUR VIEW MARINE ^  j  W     Hwy 101, Gibsons Call QQC   OOQQ        '  4* ikcrbssirom DeVries Fibers)      \: pdrhn at- OQUmLLOO   -J  n\k\v^mjmKmsmtm^^  Show  every  minutes  It's all happening at "THE PEN  a  In the  88S-2804  * �� * *  91 HIS  *��*****��******#*****#*********** ���********##���**#**#**������*  laraiia^^iisi^fli  *i  tv  siaio Coast News, December 21,1987  21.  l!il|ii|^lii^|lil|S  apricorns under  sea change  by Penny Fuller  v. Anyone who thought that  |;Capricorns were usually  jlbankers or business types has  ���lhad to remodel their pigeon  iholes in the last few years.  >Capricorns, like the rest of the  ;j world, have been hit by the New  >Age craze and many have taken  Ho it like ducks to water.  Z ��� People born when the Sun is  ;in the sign of Capricorn  -(December 23 to January 21)  have always been recognized as  people who reach for the top. In  some less evolved types, this can  be seen as a nasty ambitious  streak. But it is, as a personality  trait, really a compulsion to  strive, to do better, to be better.  As we enter the 'Age of  Aquarius' inevitably, many  Capricorns have directed this  urge toward the less  materialistic side of living. Still  striving, still trying to be better,  they are busily exploring this  a~g  SOS  as:  22  Jam  In lieu of Christmas cards to their friends,  The Kiwanis Club have received donations from the following:  Graham & Theresa Chapman & Family  Jean Moore  Gloria & George Hostland  Harry & Dorothy Purdy  Freeman & Virginia Reynolds & Family  Fred & Mary Stenner  Carl & Doreen Gust  Don & Maureen Sleep  Larry & Agnes LaBonte  Bill Laing  Carolyn (Chee Chee) McCombie & Girls  Alex & Flo Robertson  Marybelle Holland  Ray & Sue Whiting & Family  Ron & Trudy Baba  Dennis & Marg Berry & Family  Verda & Gus Schneider  Ray & Doreen Harris  Lome & Amy Blain  Bill & Georgine Nasadyk     ;  Fred, Dorothy & Dan Hurren  Hazel & Bill Wright  Pearley & Margaret McPherson  Linda & Felix Comeau  Bill & Glady Davis  James & Vera Munro  Don & Margaret Hauka  Tom & Lesley Bailey  Reg & Ruth Godfrey  Ernie & Wynne Davies  Tub & Do Skellett  The Weinhandl's  Norah McLean  Dorothy & Ben Vaughan  Rita & Ozzie Hincks  Don & Judy Holding  Pat Edwards  Roy & Grethe Taylor  Tom & Elinor Penfold  Vera Farr  Marg Wellwood  Lillian Kunstler  Lorna & Mickey Alvaro  2E  as  ax  ax  xr  new mountain they have chosen  to climb.  If you have a Capricorn Sun  and are reading this, chances  are that you are starting to explore this new and ancient realm  of esoteric knowledge. Oh sure,  it's just an astrology column,  but the next thing you know  you'll be buying crystals, consulting psychics, deliberately  regressing to some lurid past life  and chanting in the bathtub. If  you always thought of yourself  as a clear-minded achiever, you  may be feeling more than a little  confused right now.  The trouble with metaphysics  is that nobody'is willing- to  define exactly what it is you're  supposed to be achieving. There  is no point at which you can sit  back and say, "I've made it,  now I'm going to retire." The  goal is the process. Now isn't  that a wonderfully obscure  statement?  For years you may have been  depending*only on the 'goat  part' of yourself (Capricorn is a  seagoat, a goat with a fish tail).  The sure-footed climbing on  solid mass is' something you  understand. Now it is time to  explore the 'fish part', the part  that explores the insubstantial  depths. There is no specific  mountain peak to reach in the  ocean, there is only territory to  be seen and experienced.  However, the same pitfall  awaits you in exploring this  aspect of life that was there in  more societally acceptable pursuits. Don't get distracted by  others. There are a lot of people  starting to channel their own  truths and offer them to others  as 'the answers'. They are the  same ones that will tell you that  you're off track or, conversely,  terrifically evolved. In relation  to what, may I ask?  The only truths you need are  those within you. Listen to  those and ignore the others.  You know if you're getting  flaky or not. You'll know  because you'll start to feel like  you're in a parade, following a  bunch of other people, rather  than running into other brave  souls in unmapped territory.  Happy birthday Capricorns.  You're at the start of a whole  new year, and according to my  map, you're exactly where  you're supposed to be.  Fresh Flowers and Plants  �� Aquarium Fish and Plants  Turtles, Birds and Guinea Pigs  �� Pet Supplies and Wild Bird Seed  Best Wishes from  5644 Cowrie St., Sechelt  885-5525  PUBLIC  NOTICE  Residents and Taxpayers are hereby advised that Gibsons Municipal Office at 474  South Fletcher Road will be closed  December 25, 1987 to January 3, 1988, inclusive and will re-open during regular  business hours beginning January 4, 1988.  By Order of the Town Council  R. Lorraine Goddard  MUNICIPAL CLERK  Police news  % all <wi frtUrHcU  In lieu of Christmas cards, the  following Have donated to the  Sechelt Branch of St. Mary's  Hospital Auxiliary Memorial Fund:  Don & Eszter Andow  , Jim & Mary Bannerman  ! Mrs. Florence Chaster  ; Jack & Cherry Cooper  ilrene Duff  ��� Pegg Gallo  ! Terry Gardner  ! Gower Family  Margaret Humm  ��� Charlotte Jackson  Larry & Marilyn Jardine & Girls  . Max & Geraldine Jonassan  ' Jack & Marlis Knaus  Edward & Betty Laidlaw  Joy Mack  Kay & Bob Metcalfe  Kay Mittelsteadt  Marie Montgomery  Edith Mulligan  Jean & Charles Pratt  Kay Purdy  Win Power  Lee Redman  Joyce Scott  Billie Steele  Henry & Jean Whirtaker  Ed & Erika Wright  For info...  885-9031 - (Mrs. Gower)  The members of the detachment wish rail a Happy New  Year in 1988.  In this past week, there have  been two 24-hour suspensions,  seven cases of theft, two of  willful damage, and one of  possession, of a narcotic.  A 25 year old male, and  another, age 35, were suspended  from driving for 24 hours on  December 11 and 12 in the Gibsons area.  On December 11, a theft of  explosive powder from a car  parked at the Pen Hotel was  reported, and on December 12,  a report pf a break-in, theft and  damage, in an attempt to steal a  car, has jfesulted in charges pending against a male suspect.  Three complaints of theft,of  Christmas lights from ^t^sl-j  dences on Rosamund Road'  were received, arid~one of theft'  of trees on Leek Road with  charges pending against a male  suspect i and a complaint from  Gibsons Elementary School of  the theft of a camera. Call 886  TIPS.  Shrubs were uprooted on the  grounds of the Pentecostal  Church on School Road some  time between December 7 and  8. Tires were slashed on a vehicle at a residence on School  Road on December 16.  A charge of possession of  marihuana was laid against a  female   young   offender   on  December 16.  SECHELT RCMP  Police have investigated two  accidents at Rat Portage Hill on  Highway 101. One accident victim sustained minor injuries.  A search of a West Sechelt  residence resulted in the seizure  of a small amount of marihuana. Charges are to be laid  against one adult male.  Police remind motorists that  the Christmas Counter Attack  program is in effect. Random  roadblocks will be set up at  various locations on the Sunshine Coast. Impaired drivers  1 will be prosecuted.. , ;  Stock  Taking  SALE  DEC 28 TO 31 ONLY  Peat Moss  10%  p&i  OTttE*  sTOCH  25%  while stocks last!  Wharf Rd., Sechelt  4  COUNTRY GARDENS  885-3606  FITNESS '88  January 4 - February 20  (7 weeks)  Workout  Senior Citizen's Hall  (Sechelt)  * Monday 9:30 a.m.  * Wednesday     9:30 a.m.  * Friday 9:30 a.m.  Sunday           10:00 a.m.  "babysitting available  Davis Bay Elementary  School  Monday 6:30 p.m.  Tuesday 6:30p.m.  Thursday       6:30 p.m.  No -Bounce  Senior Citizen's Hall (Sechelt)  Tuesday  Thursday  4:30 p.m.  4:30 p.m.  Wednesday  Friday  6:30 p.m.  6:00 p.m.  Cost  $48 ��� unlimited workout classes  only. ($38 student)  $o9 ��� unlimited no-bounce and  workout classes  ($50 student)  $48 ��� unlimited no-bounce classes  only ($38 student)  $4 ��� drop-in.'  Special family rates  For more information call Ricki at  885-5018  The  Fitness  Work Out 22.  Coast News, December 21,1987  L-        p��� ' ."J ii'pJSi!*  j.    :,,.:.-.5.  *5   -���/*?  HHOpftTd^QB yPOATE  iDsc. 18  6 mo.  1 yr.  2yr.  3yr.  4yr.  5yr.  1st  9.75  10.25.  10.75  11.25  11.50  11.75  2nd  11.25  11.75  12.25  13.25  V.R.M.  9.75  Professional Real Estate Service  Stan and Diana Anderson  (Off.) 885-3211 (Res.) 885-2385 Vancouver Toll Free: 684-8016  Anderson Realty Ltd., Sechelt  The United Cliwrelics  On The   Sunshine Coast  CHRISTMAS EVE   With Carols & Lessons  St. John's,     Gibsons United,  ��>. Davis Bay Trueman Rd.  7 PM 11 PM  Followed by  HOLY COMMUNION  At midnight In Gibsons  A packed house enjoyed the Christmas concert put on by Sechelt  : Elementary last Friday evening. The students took the opportunity  to present the Elves Club with funds raised by them.  ���Ken Collins photo  Sechelt leaves economic development  Continued from page 17  '. business investments to the Sunshine Coast in the next five  ; year-  ��� Money was contributed to the  ; Gibsons and Sechelt Chambers  ;of Commerce for local promotion but a retirement study and  Ian economic analysis of the  ! aquaculture industry were not  I pursued. The Forestry Advisory  .Committee, on the other hand,  lis viewed by the EDC as one of  >its most effective committees.  'CHRISTMAS  PROGRAM  at the  Calvary Baptist Church  Park Rd., Gibsons  CHRISTMAS EVE  Dec 24th  7 PM Candlelight Service  Special Music at all Services  for more information  please call 886-2611  The EDC played a key role in  the Kiln Study, are advocates of  a forest products industrial park  in the Hillside area, and support  the province's Small Business  Enterprise program for local  forestry entrepreneurs.  Mayor Koch remains unimpressed. In fact, he sees some of  what the EDC has been doing as  being in direct opposition to the  well-being of Sechelt. Specifically, the proposed gravel extraction and the Hillside swap.  As far as last year's contribution to the EDC, Koch said  simply, "It's the worst $33,000  ever spent!"  Alderman MacLarty asked  how Sechelt's opting out would  affect the EDC.  "I think it will result in a  domino effect," speculated  Egan. "If Sechelt doesn't participate, probably Gibsons  won't either, and the benefits  >-<  Church  Services  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  SOCIETY P.O. Box 1514  Sechelt  Sunday Service &  Sunday School 11:45 am  Wednesday 8 pm  United Church Bldg., Davis Bay  886-7906 885-2506   9ft .*��j* .  NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP  NEW TESTAMENT  CHURCH  Services Times  Mid Week  Youth Croup  Women's Prayer  Sun., 10:30 am  Wed., 7:30 pm  Fri., 7:30 pm  Thurs., 10 am  Pastor Ivan Fox  885-4775 or 885-2672  ���   .   ���, ��� .aft sfr sfr ���  THE UNITED CHURCH  OF CANADA  Sunday Worship Services  GIBSONS  Glassford Road 11:15 am  Sunday School 10:00 am  ST. JOHN'S  Davis Bay 9.30 am  Sunday School 9:30 am  Rev. Alex G. Reid  Church Telephone 886-2333   *4k4k   GRACE REFORMED  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Morning Worship 11:15 am,  St. Hilda's Anglican Church  Evening Worship    7 pm in homes  Wednesday Bible  Study 7:30 pm in homes  J. Cameron Fraser, Pastor  885-7488  ALL WELCOME    m\a\  mJL   m^L  ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S  & ST. AIDAN'S  ANGLICAN CHURCHES  Parish Family Eucharist  Church School 10 am  Rev. J.E. Robinson, 886-8436   afisjaatk   CALVARY  BAPTIST CHURCH  711 Park Road, Gibsons .  Sunday School 9:30 AM  Morning Worship Service 11 AM  Interim Pastor  Arthur Willis  Arlys Peters, Minister of Music  Church Office: 886-2611  -_ a*fk alft J)(W"��� ���-..   GIBSONS COMMUNITY  FELLOWSHIP  Welcomes you to join us  ���   in Worship  Prayer Sun.   9:30 AM  Morning Worship Sun.  10:00 AM  Wednesday 7:00 PM ���  599 Gower Point Road  Pastor Monty McLean  886-7049  THE SECHELT PARISH V  of the ANGLICAN CHURCH  dST. HILDA'S (Sechelt)  Christmas Eve Services  7 pm Evening Prayer/  Family Service  11 pm Holy Eucharist  Rev. June Maffin  ���     -...��� ���., s��k sck n% - ���  ������  ANGLICAN CATHOLIC  CHURCH OF CANADA  ST. COLUMBA OF ION A PARISH  HALFMOON BAY  2nd Sunday   9:30 Morning Prayer  10:30 Communion  4th Sunday   10:30 Morning Prayer  5th Sunday 3:30 Communion  The Reverend E.S. Gale  885-7481 or 1-525-6760  Traditional Anglican  Services & Teaching  PENDER HARBOUR  PENTECOSTAL  CHURCH  Lagoon Road, Madeira Park  Sunday School 9:45 am  Morning Worship 11:00 am  Prayer & Bible Study  Wednesday, 7:30 pm  883-2374 & 883-9441  Pastor Mike Klassen  Affiliated With The Pentecostal  Assemblies of Canada  -3f�� $w% &*%���  GIBSONS  PENTECOSTAL CHURCH  New Church building on  School Road - opp. RCMP  Pastor Ted Boodle  Sunday School 9:45 am  Morning Worship 11:00 am  Evening Fellowship 7:00 pm  Bible Study  Weds, at 7:30 pm  Phone  886-9482 or 886-7107  Affiliated with the  Pentecostal Assemblies  of Canada  ��� ������������3* fld JKl __  THE SALVATION ARMY  Next to Langdale Ferry  Sunday School  Morning Worship  9:45 am  11:00 am  Free Pickup For Sunday School  In Gibsons Area  Phone 886-7232 or 886-9759  John & Bev Studiman  We Extend A  Warm Welcome To All  would acccrue whether you  were in or out."  In a subsequent interview  with the Coast News, Koch gave  another reason for Sechelt  maintaining independence.  "With the newly developed  Economic Regions,   I'm  only  r  three phone caltejaway from the  premier. I pick -up the phone  and call McNaughton, he calls  Veitch, and I'm right beside the  premier's office. It (the EDC  and Regional Board) is one level  of government I don't have to  go through."  Catholic Church     MASS SCHEDULE  Christmas Eve    *��� j^'s Gibsons        7:00 PM  Dec 24 Holy Family, Sechelt      10:00 PM  ,_J:__ r,  -11:30 PM  Christmas Day  Dec. 25 & Jan. 1  New Tear's Day  Indian Reserve  Holy Family, Sechelt  St. Mary's, Gibsons  10:30 AM  12:00 Noon  SUNDAYS AS USUAL  885-9526  Our Sincere  THANKS  To all our patrons on the Sunshine Coast  for your support in 1987  MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR  to you all!  Men's & Ladies' MOCASSINS  $4495  The WINNER  of our Christmas Draw for a  Sheepskin Car Seat Cover ($255 value)  KATHY CAMPBELL  of Gibsons  CHRISTMAS HOURS  Gibsons Store:  Mon-Thurs 9-5  Closed Dec 25 - Jan 1  3395  Roberts Creek Factory:  Mon-Wed 9-9  Thursday 9-5  Closed Dec 25 - Jan 1  THE SUNSHINE COAST^���==  SLIPPER COMPANY  FACTORY:      Hwy 101, Roberts Creek 885-7413  STOREi: Marine Drive & Jack's Lane, Gibsons 886-4500  ^���vti-fiW.mnwwi+.'WK-  kSS��S��iSK��;^��';!SS*!S^SS-':*i'::K  �����*-��  "<i I'lff*  TOURIST AND RECREATION GUIDE  ?Hi n>  -     ^_...  COZY VP WITH A BOOK!  ��� Craft Books ��� Woodworking ��� Cookbooks  ��� '88 Calendars ��� Cards ��� Gift Wrap  ===== TALEWIND BOOKS52���*  5693 Cowrie Street   Sechelt 885-2527'  . SMALL BOAT RENTALS  . SCUBA AIR  . TACKLE, MARINE, GIFTS  . CHARTS & BOOKS  Waterfront, Gibsons  GIBSONS marina,  Fine Art - Art Supplies - Gifts  kM-  Come  Down  &  Browse _   280 Gower Point Rd., Gibsons Landing -   886-9213  ^GALLERY  'CUST0NT  FRAMING  ^886-921;  CANOE  RENTALS  ��� Row Boat Rentals  Ryhy .  Wtilkc T^SOlt 883-2269  ^m^m^tm  ^^^g^^g^^i^i^ii^.^  BOAT RENTALS  Fishing Gear Rentals  Air Tanks  FISHING & DIVING CHARTERS  FISHING GUIDE  ^LoweS Bjesort~��Motel  Pender Harbour   883*2456  Camping & R.V. Sites  Leisure Tim<  Come - meet the artists of  Shadow Baux  - paintings - wearable art - pottery  - fine art prints  ^fwdott>s#tti# Coast News, December 21,1987  23.  GIBSONS DUPLEX  View lot, $74,900 full price,  $700/month rent from 1-2 bdrm.  and 1-1 bdrm. suite. New  carpeting & new siding, Beautiful  ocean view. Also 1 bdrm. house  with ocean view, $45,900 full  price. Phone 403-432-0979 coll.  or 886-2249. #1  Working family wants 2 to 3  bdrm. house on 5+ acres, owner  finance or rent to own, have down  payment, refs. avail. 886-3408  after 6 pm. #1  Births  Reid, Lome and Sandy are pleased to announce the safe arrival of  Jennifer June, 6 lbs., 4 oz.,  December 7. Special thanks to  Linda, Glenna, Bev and Dr.  Westlake, first floor nurses and  Auntie Hazel. /^ _        #51  Susan   &   Michael   Elliott   are  ��� ecstatic to announce the arrival of  ' their son Gregory Michael at 3:52  : pm, Thursday, December 10; 8  . lbs., 6 oz. First grandci.i.o of  Wolfgang   &   Brigitte   Reiche,  fourth grandson of Don & Anita  Elliott and great grandfather Mel  Neelands. Many thanks to Dr.  Petzold and the great staff of St.  Mary's. #51  CAUSEY: passed away December  f17, 1987, James William Causey  late of Madeira Park in his 73rd  year. Survived by his loving wife  Margaret; one brother Dave; two  sisters Georgina and Olive;  several nieces and nephews. Past  Master of Composite Lodge No.  76 AF & AM and Past First Principal of Composite Chapter No.  24 Royal Arch Masons. Private  cremation arrangements through  Devlin Funeral Home. A memorial  service was held Monday,  December 21 in North Vancouver.  Remembrance donations may be  made to Pender Harbour Clinic or  a charity of choice. #51  CRUICE: passed away December  18,1987, Frederick Cruice late of  Gibsons in his 92nd year. Survived by Dorothy his loving wife of  59 years; two sons Roy of  Regina; Ron and wife Marie of  Kamloops; two grandchildren  Vickie Robertson of Kamloops;  Barrie of Calgary; great grandson  Joy Robertson; a nephew James  Cruice and wife Fran of Victoria.  Mr. Cruice was a newspaper man  since 1911 in Winnipeg, Regina  and Gibsons, retiring in 1975,  President of Weekly Newspapers  Association in 1964. Veteran of  World War I, Royal Canadian  Regiment, served with Wartime  Crisis Board in World War II.  Memorial service Wednesday,  December 23 at 3 pm in the Gibsons United Church, Reverend  Alex Reid officiating. Cremation.  Devlin Funeral Home, Directors.  In lieu of flowers remembrance  donations may be made to a  charity of choice. #51  r  Drop off your  COAST NEWS  Classifieds  at any of our convenient  Friendly People  Places  IN PENDER HARBOUR   Marina Pharmacy 883-2888  AC Building Supplies 8839551  IN HALFMOON BAY   B & J Store 885-9435  IN SECHELT  Books & Stuff  (Trail Bay Centre) 885-2625  The Coast News  (Cowrie Street) 885-3930  IN DAVIS BAY  Peninsula Market 8859721  IN WILSON CREEK   Wilson Creek  Campground 8855937  IN ROBERTS CREEK  Seaview Market 885-3400  IN GIBSONS  B & D Sports  (Sunnycrest Mall) 886-4635  The Coast News  (behind Dockside Pharmacy) 886-2622  DEADLINE IS NOON SATURDAY  FOR MONDAY PUBLICATION  SMITH: passed away December  18, 1987, Mary Mona Smith late  of Gibsons. Predeceased by her  husband Peter in December  1984. Survived by several  nephews, grand-nephews,  grand-nieces and friends in this  area. Funeral service Tuesday,  December 22 at 1 pm in the  Chapel of Devlin Funeral Home,  Gibsons, Archdeacon James  Whittles officiating, cremation to  follow. #51  NEILL: Marie Elizabeth, passed  away peacefully from pneumonia on Saturday, December 19,  1987 at St. Mary's Hospital,  Sechelt, B.C. She will be missed so very much by her friends  and loving family, husband  Terry; daughter Pat and her  husband Chris Skene of  Hamilton; son Fred and his wife  Margaret of Jasper, Alberta;  and by her sisters Toots, Lowe  and Iny Clements of Kindersly,  Saskatchewan; stepsons Frank  Richard Neill, Michael Neill and  grandson Jay and their  families. In lieu of flowers,  donations to the B.C. Lung  Association would be appreciated. Funeral services will  be held on Wednesday,  December 23 at 11 am in the  Chapel of Devlin Funeral Home,  Reverend Alex Reid officiating.  #51  ���r\L4''-'  X ?'$4y V  1%  !?i',  \s!��Mfl  mm  IQI  pffrWrr���  SUNSHINE COAST  HOME SUPPORT SOCIETY  Box 2420, Sechelt, B.C. VON3A0 885-5144  "In memory" donations  gratefully received. Card will  be sent to the bereaved; tax  receipt to donor upon request.  e  Thank You  ^)  l_)&i  Boys 12 sp. 8 yr. old bike, green  Norco, Cedar Grove School.  Reward, he saved for it.  886-7819. #51  Blonde lab retriever, answers to  Dali, collar with red leather tag,  last seen Pratt Rd. & Hwy. 101,  3:30 pm, Dec. 18.886-3094.#51  Reward - Gun powder measurer,  vicinity of Sunnycrest Mall,  Peninsula Hotel, Dec. 11, this is a  Christmas present. Jack,  886-8142.' #51  Okay! Okay! I give up! It's, been a  whole year now. I've searched  high & low. Has anyone out there  ever found a set of keys on a lime  green telephone cord-like key  rope chain. Please phone  886-2227, reward even!       #51  Adult female tabby cat, Grand-  view Heights Rd., very friendly.  886-3841. #51  Older aluminum rowboat in good  shape found near breakwater (off  Headlands Rd.), may have drifted  off at high tide. Call Keith  886-8427. #51  X livestock  Susie and I would like to thank all  of our close friends and family for  helpin'/celebrate my 30th at the  Cedars Pub, Fri., Dec. 11. A  special thank you to Bob & Jean  Hyams, Ken Salmond, Matt, and  to the staff for all your hard work.  Merry Christmas, everyone.  Ron Girard.  ~^lM^^_w  ^���^'_____���>  Male, 50, seeks well to do companion, female, to spend  holidays. Box 57, Granthams  Ldg. VON 1X0. #51  Sunshine Coast Transition  House: a safe place for women  who are emotionally or physically  abused. Counselling and legal info., 24 hr. crisis line. 885-2944.  TFN  Lost! 20 lbs. in 4 weeks  If you're seriously interested in  losing weight I have a natural  nutritionally balanced and 100%  money back guaranteed method.  886-7302. #5.1  Single? Join Cameo Singles Club  for  dancing,   potluck  diners,  other events. 885-2058,  886-2550 or 886-3364.        #51  INDIVIDUAL THERAPY :  COUPLES COUNSELLING  Call Eleanor Mae 885-9018.'  MAGUS KENNELS  ��� Bright clean dog  & cat boarding  ��� Dog grooming  20 lbs.  K9 Maintenance  = $2^93=;  OPEN 8 am -6:30 pm  everyday. 886-8568  SPCA  885-4771  'TFN  Christmas puppies, lab cross,  black & blonde, $20; Honda OB,  10 HP, less than 20 hrs., $950.  883-9435. #51  Golden retriever X, between 1-2  yrs., male, not neutered, friendly. 886-2274. #51  Reg. black toy poodles, 6 weeks,  ready Dec. 23, $400. 885-7343.  #51  Custom made leashes & collars.  Call Casllerock Kennels evenings  885-9840. #2  Very small gentle 1 yr. male dog,  neutered,- all shots, $50.  886-8531. #51  SPCA CATHOUSE 886-2149  1 yr. old fern, tort.; 1 b/w male,  11 wks; 1 fern, tabby, 12 wks; 1  long hair fern, tort., 12 wks; 2  grey tabbies, male & fern., 8  wks; 2 black, 1 male, 1 fern., 6  mo.; 2 large male long hair tabbies, 1 '/a yrs. 886-2149      #51  SCIENCE DIET & IAMS  Pet Food  Quality Farm & Garden  : Supply Ltd.  Pratt Rd. 886-7527  TFN  Merry Christmas and Happy 1988  friends and neighbours.  Daisy & Frank Bailey. #51  Arbutus Office Services will be on  vacation from Dec. 21 to Jan. 3  inclusive. If your work is needed  urgently, please phone Grace at  885-9269. To all our friends and-  customers, Happy Holidays!  Joan and Grace. #51  Any persons wishing to help  recover payment for remaining  evergreens stolen from 1469  Clover Road, Roberts Creek,  please call 885-2819. #51  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS  885-2896, 886-7272, 886-2954.  TFN1  If someone in your family has a  drinking problem you can see  what it's doing to them. Can you  see what it's doing to you? Al-  Anon can help. Phone 886-9903  or 886-9826.  Attention Teens  Al-Ateen   Can   Help.   Phone  886-7103. TFN  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  Can you help?  Gibsons Landing Theatre Project  886-8778  TFN:  Wedding Organist available, call  Mary 886-8698 or 596-5609. #51  LOG BUYING STATION  Cedar, Fir, Hemlock  886-7033  Terminal Forest Products.   #TFN  Gibsons Landing Heritage Society  is seeking a filing cabinet to be  donated or a reasonable rate  (cheap). Memberships, $10.  886-2941 or 886-3890.        #51  Desperately seeking seasoned  firewood, large quantity delivered  to North Van. Top dollar paid  cash. 926-4571. #1  Used woodstove, gd. cond.  886-8557. #1  Private semi-treed lot, min. 90',  view would be nice, Gibsons,  Gower Pt. area or Roberts Creek.  886-3041 #1  Last minute gifts - 14K jewellery,  clocks,  linen, dressers,  beds,  brass, glass & more. For Olde  Times Sake, 101  & Pratt Rd.-.  886-8261. #51  ?v$&w  TABLE  CENTRE PIECES  for  Christmas  & up  -Chamberlii*���  ���Gardens���  886-9889  Multicycle Inglis auto washer,  $295. Guaranteed & delivered.  883-2648. TFN  HYDROPONIC NUTRIENTS  and Halide Lights, etc.  Quality Farm & Garden Supply.  886-7527. TFN  Great Xmas gift idea: A Silks &  Lace Gift Certificate. #51  PICTURE FRAMING EQUIP.  Mat cutter, $250; 36"x36"  paper chopper, $200; Ademco  dry mount press, $1400; assort,  supplies. 886-3792. #51  FIREWOOD  Alder, full cord, guaranteed, $80.  886-4599. #51  Caber Scudra ski boots, men's  size 8V2, used once, $130.  886-7687 after 5. #51  GIANT FIREWOOD SALE  Dec. 12 & 13,19 & 20, seasoned  alder, 16" bucked & split, $60  PU truck, U-load; $80/cord  delivered at Bear Ranch on Reed  Road. 886-9410. #51  iCIaholm Furniture  I      And Interiors  1A PWCEi  fL   SALE  -���EXAMPLES���  Large Sectional  SLEEPER  Reg. $2295.  $114700  RECLINERS  2     for the     *t  price of     *  Cowrie St.,- Sechelt  Beside Sean Outlet  ;Opgp, Tugs-Sat, 10-5  885-3713  Realistic looking Noma 6' scotch  pine tree, $25; deluxe games  table, padded with fitted lid, dark  wood, very good cond., $60.  886-8070.  #51  '88 Almanac Calendar, created &  compiled by local craftspeople - a  treasury of information & a  bargain at $7.95. Pick yours up  today at local bookstores, Hunter  ��� Gallery, Mary's Variety or the  Landing. #51  Firewood, Bucked & split, $25  load, you pick up. 886-3540 aft.  5:30 pm. TFN  Cedar siding, 1x6, 23' ft; 1x8,  28�� ft.; 10" bevel 40�� ft., Gibsons Mobile Saw Service.  886-3468. #1  Save $50, new 7 2/3 sq. 210 Ib.  mid brown duroid sq. butt  shingles. 885-2198. #1  20" color port. TV, $150; 24"  color port. TV, $175. 886-3318  or 886-2422 eves. #51  Ladies all weather coat, as new,  ���$25.886-2422. #51  Panasonic stereo/receiver/turntable, speaker, $250, gd. cond.  886-2899. #51  3 gals, peach.paint, $15 ea.; (2)  6' wide Ikea blinds, blue/br., ea.  $30,886-7955. #51  Ladies' lamb coat, 14-16, $250  aft. 7 pm. 886-9014. #2  2   heavy  duty  checker   plate  bumpers, $120 OBO. 885-5648.  WW UPHOLSTERY &  BOAT TOPS LTD.  ��� Foam  ��� Fibreglass  ��� Fabrics  ��� Plexigtas  ��� Down Quilts  ��� Pillows  ��� Sleeping Bags  ��� Vinyls  All Supplies for the  Do-it-Yourselfer  rimii'jpt;r$^$;&'-  T & S TOPSOIL  Mushroom Manure $25/yd., $24  for seniors. Bark Mulch S27/yd.  Steer Manure. Screened Topsoil  mixed. All prices negotiable. Call  aft. 6 pm or anytime weekends or  holidays, 885-5669. TFN  Stainless steel sink with taps,  good condition, will install.  883-9278. #2  2 steel rad. snowtires (tubeless),  P175/80R13M/S, rims incl.,  $80.885-3483. #2  Wooden bunkbeds suitable for  Cabbage Patch size dolls, $25.  885-3887 or 885-4472.        #51  1-60 gal. aux. gas tank for van,  boat, truck, etc., $80 OBO.  885-5648. #51  Steelbelt stud. 14" rad.  snowtires, GM rims, as new,  $120,885-9545. #51  HAY FOR SALE  New Hay $3.50     Old Hay $2.50  885-9357  TFN  Green Onion  Earth Station  SATELLITE  Sales & Service  885-5644  Color VCR camera with portable  VCR, $825 OBO. Tarry 886-3595,  886-2268. TFN  4x8 Italian slate pool table with all  aces. $925 OBO. Tarry 886-2268  or 886-3595. TFN  084 Stihi w/36" Oregon bar, used 1 day. Also 100 ft. roll 52J  chain. 885-7518. #51  Waterbed, 4 poster, king size  with 6 drawers, excellent condition, $350.883-2326. #51  Second hand 26" Admiral colour  TV, best offers. 886-3362.     #1  1 year old mountain bike, excellent cond., must sell, $175.  Phone 885-9840 eves. #1  21" RCA colour TV, remote control, $275.885-3875.       .     #1  Firewood - fir $80/cord;'maple"  $80/cord; hemlock 8. pine  $65/cord. Full cord guaranteed.  886-3779. #1  ,10" Dewalt 770 deluxe radial  armsaw comp. with stand, $325;  convect. oven, as new, $75.  885-1912 after 5 pm. #1  Chesterfield & chair, good condition, $300 OBO. 886-2282 or  886-8413. #1  24" colour console TV, $95; 20"  colour portable TV, $150; 8"  B/W, $35. 886-3318, 886-2422  eves. #1  78 VW Rabbit LS, 85,000 kms,  4 cyl., fuel inj., gd. tires, gd.  cond., $2750 OBO. 886-4633.  #51  '83 Ford Mustang L, 4 cyl., 2.3  cc. standard, P/S, P/B, exc.  cond., $6500 OBO. 886-3926.  #51  78 GMC % T 4x4, 350, 4 sp.,  PS. PB, winch, canopy, $3500.  886-2024. #51  Fibreglas canopy for full size  P/U, $400,883-9118. #51  72 Ford % ton XLT, good box,  exc. motor/trans., whole or for.  parts. 886-8271 or 886-7934.  #1  1976 Honda SW, runs,  everything works, $475 OBO.  886-8411. #1  '63 Ford 4x4, needs work but  can be driven away, $350 OBO.  885-5648. #51  '62 T-Bird, no rust; '69 Pinto, no  rust, 4 sp.; '80 Fairmont, no  rust. 886-8287. #2  '83 Dodge van, 6 cyl. auto, P/S,  P/B, camperized, stereo,  sunroof, 74,000 km, $6700.  885-5238. #51  CASH PAID  For Some Cars and Trucks  Dead Car Removal  886-2020  TFN  ��*-  Campers  MOtO?llORl��&  1973 31' Airstream; 1980  Cherokee 4X4, $21,000 or sell  separate. Husky 2100 & Alaskan  mill, $400. 886-8961, Bonniebrook. #1  S~;\ \\ \  s vs.,  TIME TO  WINTHHZE  Your ^&C>  Boat & R.V.  SuA  storage  on fenced premises    J/  power & water on site  r    i  HARBOUR VIEW  MARINE ltd.  can Dorhn at 886-2233: r:  Hwy 101, Gibsons      p  ^(Across from DeVries FloorslW  Heavy duty boat trailer, capable'  of   carrying   31'   boat,   hyd.  brakes, mostly galvanized, 2/3^  complete, $1500 firm. 886-3730/  #1*  I8V2' double eagle hardtop, 470j.  Merc I/O, some extras, $6700.J  886-9091.    ��� #51;  Deep V Thermoglass hull, 19%'-  standup hardtop, new sloped  tarps, 300' rope, 60' chain, an-^  chor, winch, depth snd., com-'  pass, live bait tank, near new'  2-12 HD batteries, no motor.'  needs paint, little maintenance,"  firm $2500. 886-2802 aft. 5pm. ~"  #21  &vVL ^:&%TyTs  Marine  Attention Prawn Fishermen    \  DFO approved wire tunnels, $1;-  ea. 885-3805. #1;  22' cedar hull for sale.i  883-2548. #5U  10' fibreglass cartop, new oars,;  $225 OBO. 886-2563 eves.   #51 \  OUTBOARDS FOR SALE      ;  9.9-25-70 HP 1982-1986, exc-  cond., exc. price. Lowes Resort,-'  883-2456. TFN  fr  \\ v\  -\ \    \T\T  f^*^m  13'6" Boston whaler, 25 HP  Merc, elec. start, as new,  $6500.885-5645. #51  14' Cobra 40 HP elec. start hydr.  steering trailer, $2150 OBO,  Tarry 886-3595 or 886-2268.  TFN  ^  CAPTAIN BILL MURRAY  Master Mariner  in Sail and Steam  Formerly of Higgs Marine  Marine Surveyors  and Consultants  885-3643  on  all in-stock  EVINRUDE  OUTBOARDS  and  MARINE  ACCESSORIES  Authorized Dealer for  VOLVO PENTA, OMC  COBRA, EVINRUDE  CHRYSLER,  CRUSADER,  MITSUBISHI,  ISUZU & VETUS  DIESELS  HARBOUR VIEW  MARINE ltd.  Call Dorhn at 886-2233^  Hwy 101, Gibsons  ^ (across from DeVries Floors^  -3  \   \\   \   \   V   VU   V  80' dock w/40' iron stairs,  comes with 3 yr. water lease in  Gibsons Harbour, $19,500 OBO.  Tarry 886-3595 or 886-2268.  TFN  ADVERTISING  The Sunshine Coast  News reserves the right to  classify advertisements  under appropriate headings  and determine page location. The Sunshine Coast  News also reserves the right  to revise or reject any advertising which in the opinion  of the Publisher is in questionable taste. In the event  that any advertisement is rejected the sum paid for the  advertisement will be  refunded.  For PHONE-IN Classifieds 885-3930  Minimum *5" par 3 line insertion.  Each additional line s1����. Use our economical last  week free rate. Pre-pay your ad for 2 weeks & get the  third week FREE.  THE FOLLOWING CLASSIFICATIONS ARE FREE  Birth Announcements, Lost and Found  PAYMENT must be received  by NOON SATURDAY  for Monday publication  MASTERCARD and VISA ACCEPTED  NOON SATURDAY  ALL FEES PAYABLE  PRIOR TO INSERTION  Please mail to:  I    COAST NEWS Classified, Box 460, Gibsons, BC VON 1VO  ���   or bring in person to one of our  I   Friendly People Places  NO. OF ISSUES  Winner of our Hamper Draw  is JOANNE LAIRD  ��� nt* ������ ^Wt-J�� ���*^*)*^*%w,^rW>  886-7310  637 Wyngaert Rd., Gibsons  ���       Minimum '5 par 3 line insertion  i C                ~r  1  1  ���  ������si                        1  l-LL          _L  ,.,.,_  1  1-7  1  H  ���            1  |'8        1                                                ���,  1  ��� ������1.1    I            -     ...    -      -       1  CLASSIFICATION: e.g. For Sale, For Rent, etc.  I  ���  I  I  ���  I  I  ���  I  B  ���J 24.  Coast News, December 21,1987  22.  MoNie Homes  Mobile home space available,  Sunshine Coast Mobile Home  Park. 886-9826. TFN  ;.Lot#12, 14'x60\ 2 bdrm., bay  >window, 4 appl., front & back  ^porches, fully skirted, this home  ��is like new. $25,500.  -/Sunshine Coast Mobile Home  /Park. 886-9826. TFN  $10x50, 2 bdrm., $8,000 OBO.  vNew roof, new WW carpet, new  flight fixtures, new panelling  I ^throughout. 4" T&G custom ceiling & cabinets, and more.  3886-3041. #1  .��Immed., 3 bdrm. family home  'near schools & shopping.  ���J 421 -8221. #1  b   $Clean lady with 2 quiet children  ^seeking decent living quarters in  'Gibsons, prefer 3 bdrms., rels.  available.    Please    phone  886-9743. #2  'A  1  v  3:  2!  'J'.,  34,    -  Wanted to Rent  Small cozy 2 bdrm. house in central    Gibsons,    $350/mo.  * * 886-9144. #51  W/F Pender Harb/, 1 bdrm.  cabin, fridge, stove, w/dryer,  great view, avail. Dec. 20.  883-9446. #51  3 bdrm. duplex, 11/2 baths, utl.  room, $425/mo., Gibsons.  886-7343. #51  -$ Condo, as r,-w, 2 bdrm., 1%  bath, 6 GE appliances, garage,  view, Dec. 15.886-2104.     #51  2 bdrm. apt., clean, view, 4  appl., S. Fletcher, mature adults,  $450., Jan. 1.886-7175.       #1  Apts. for rent, 1 & 3 bdrm., heat  &    cablevision    included..  TFN  3 886-9050.  ',_'> Roberts   Creek   Hall   avail.,  dances,   parties,   weddings,  'equipment   rental.   Jacob,  .��� 886-8541, 6-8 pm. ������ TFN  t    ;1 & 2 bdrm. apts. central Gib-  isons, leave message at  j 886-3002. #51  ���   ,���_   'Log house Rbts. Ck., 2 bdrm.,  ;wood heat, no dogs, $350.  .j885-3429 aft. 6pm. #51  1  bdrm.  lg. ground level SC  suite, S. Fletcher, Gibsons, resp.  .���adults, refs. pi. $295. 886-9121.  #2  ^jvlew home upper Granthams, 2  <bdrm. main floor, finished bdrm.  /and bath in ground level base-  ! merit, 5 appls., refs. req., long  I term rental pref., $400/mo.,  I Feb. 1.886-2546. #2  I   __ .  '.'Semi-furn. 1 bdrm. ste. utils. &  'Icable TV, $350, 'Selma Park.  ���: 885-5647. #51  " ;Sm. cottage, furn., linen, dishes,  ���\elec. heat, 1 person only, no  '/pets, $350 inc. util. 886-9336.  #2  Avail. Jan. 1, Lower Gibsons,  'quiet, clean self-cont. bsmt.,  <;W/W, 4 appl., heat & cable incl.,  *.pref. active single retired  <homemaker, N/S, no pets, $290  '/neg. 886-2694. #2  \'Z bdrm. house, gorgeous view,  " Granthams, all appl., large yard,.  ' new W/W, central vac, $500.  ��� 886-4562. #2  c  Help Wanted  21*'  Help Wanted  Self-motivated bookkeeper experienced in One-Write System  and counter sales. F/T position,  Tideline Logging & Marine.  Phone Rose for interview appt.  885-4141. TFN  Help yourself! Update your  resume, call Arbutus Office Services, BB5-5212. TFN  COMMISSION SALES  The leading contractor Electric  Plus Systems requires the services of commissioned sales people. Duties include direct sales of  an innovative B.C. Hydro energy  program. Must be self starter,  elec. or mech. background  helpful. Qualified leads provided.  Please submit work history to  B.E.G. Electric, 110-4331  Vanguard Rd., Richmond V6X  2P6. Atten: Marketing Manager.  #1  c  Work Wanted  Cleaning, gardening, janitorial,  res/comm., grass, windows,  gutters, split wood. 886-3580.  TFN  Handyman - gardening, painting,  fences, clean up, odd jobs,  reliable. 885-9840 Jan. #1  Experienced handyman will do  your work, reasonable, Jack.  883-9278. #1  Large dump truck avail, for hauling firewood, sand, gravel,  manure, etc., reasonable. Liz  886-9033 eves. #1  Looking for a good handyman?  Paint, wallpaper, vinyl, carpet,  ceramic, small jobs of any kind.  886-7235 eves.    . #2  PEERLESS TREE  SERVICE LTD.  Topping - Limbing - Danger Tree  Removal,   Insured,   Guaranteed  Work. Free estimates. 885-2109.  TFN  'A' licence elect, contractor, res.,  comm., indust., reas. rates.  885-7142. #51  Housecleaning, $5/hr.  886-3844. #51  Trained homemaker certificates,  incl., St. John's Ambulance,  CPR, Safety Oriented First Aid &  Patient Care in the Home, also  does hard cleaning, plain cooking, $5/hr. 886-2329. #51  30?     Business  Opportunities  New & used store for sale, good  location. Phone 886-8333.      #1  Busy Sunshine Coast  BAKERY/COFFEE SHOP  For Sale  In Major Shopping Centre  Ideal Only For Capable Baker  Phone Afternoons Only  886-3978  NOTICE  This is your notice that the  undersigned carriers have  made application to increase  and decrease certain rates and  charges, applicable between  points served by the named  carriers.  Subject to consent of the  Motor Carrier Commission, the  proposed changes will become  effective January 18th, 1988.  Copies of the proposed  changes may be examined at  the office of the undersigned.  Any representative respecting  proposed changes may be  made to the Superintendent,  Motor Carrier Branch, 4240  Manor Street, Burnaby, B.C.  V5G 3X5 up to January 4th,  1988.  Pacific Tariff Service Ltd.  Tarriff Agent for:  Sechelt Freight Lines Ltd.  Squamish Freightways Ltd.  SECRETARIAL/CLERICAL  Canadian Forest Products Ltd., Howe Sound Pulp Division, has  immediate openings for Secretarial/Clerical employees for its 620  tonne bleached kraft pulp operation at Port Mellon.  Applicants are required to have qualified skills in secretarial  and/or accounting basics, and a minimum 3 to 5 years related experience. A knowledge of word processing would be an asset.  Interested persons should forward a detailed resume outlining  their qualifications and experience to the address shown below.  Industrial Relations Supervisor  Canadian Forest Products Ltd.  Howe Sound Pulp Division  Port Mellon, B.C.  VON 2S0  FIRST AID/SECURITY  PART TIME EMPLOYMENT  Canadian Forest Products, Howe Sound Pulp Division, is seeking  a Part Time First Aid/Security person for its bleach kraft pulp mill  operation at Port Mellon, B.C.  The position supplies relief to the four person department for  reasons of vacation and other leaves of absence.  Applicants must hold a valid Industrial First Aid certificate and  have qualified experience in the first aid field.  Interested persons should forward a resume outlining their  qualifications and experience, no later than December 31,1987 to  the address shown below.  Industrial Relations Supervisor  Canadian Forest Products Ltd.  Howe Sound Pulp Division  Port Mellon, B.C. VON 2S0  D  ^MMMaaPUMHUMWMUWalna  V7  GET  RIGHT  TO THE  POINT!  with  Coast News  Classifieds  885-3930  Editor:  Re: Privatization in England  I found this letter offensive,  inaccurate, and as far from the  truth as one could get.  I have recently returned from  the UK, where I rented a flat in  Northwest London at Belsize  Park for six weeks. During my  stay, I travelled extensively, going as far northeast as York and  Blackpool. I did not travel in  North Ireland, Wales, or  Scotland, so I cannot comment.  Regarding the London Underground, the place where the  trains stop for passengers is  smokey and smelly and always  has been, but not in the  passageway. I found practically  no litter on the floors as the  staff were constantly sweeping  up and never once did I see any  overflowing litter containers.  There are more new trains  than ever before, fast, efficient,  and inexpensive. A day pass is  1.70 pounds for unlimited  travel. Not once did I have to  wait more than five minutes for  a train.  At King's Cross there are two  stations, the old and the new.  The new one, where passengers  arrive and depart on British Rail  was an extremely clean, well lit  tubular passageway with  ceramic tile all around. There is  no smoking allowed on the  trains, however some people do,  as is evident by the fact that the  recent fire was reputed to have  been caused by a cigarette butt. 1  British Telecom is now much j  better than in years gone by. At  one time, it was nothing to see  ten pay-phones in a row, out of  order. This does not seem to be  the case now.  Another improvement is the  telephone card used in special  pay-phones. This is a magnetic  tape card, purchased at conve-  Legal  Application has been made for  a water lot lease in the Vancouver Recording District by  Laura McLeod, businesswoman, commencing at a post  placed 27.4 M.N 52��-30'W of  the southwest corner of D.L.  5850, Group 1, N.W.D.  Thence 39.6 M. S 37�� 30' W,  thence 18.3 M. N 52�� 30' W,  thence 39.6 M. N 37�� 30' E,  thence along shoreline to point  of commencement. The purpose for which the disposition  is required is a private mooring  facility. File #2403672.  1  Comments concerning this application may be made to the  office of the Senior Land Officer, 210-4240 Manor St.,  Burnaby, B.C. V5G 1B2.  You can enjoy the  convenience of  Phone-in Classifieds by  calling our Sechelt Office  885-3930  AND...  we honour  Visa and  Mastercard  for your further  convenience.  VISA  nience stores and is worth ten,  units of phone time. It is inserted into the machine and  automatically erases the time  units as they are used. It  eliminates the necessity of carrying around lots of small change.  British Rail Intercity Trains  are very fast, clean, and efficient. For example, there are 27  fast trains a clay to Birmingham  A clear indication of the  British economy are the pubs,  which today are packed. The  following statements are true  and factual in every way. There  are more people employed in  England today than ever before.  The British worker has outpaced his German counterpart in  productivity. Britain will produce two million cars in 1987,  which it has never done before.  The British working man has  more money in his pocket. He is  travelling more. British Airways'  carried over 20 million  passengers in 1987. It is  necessary to book three months  in advance for holidays for air,  rail or bus travel, as all are  heavily booked. The theatres in  London are full. Some shows  are completely sold out until  May of 1988. Theatre tickets  range from $10 to $28 per seat.  This is Britain today, the  most vibrant nation in Europe.  When Prime Minister Thatcher  was elected for a second time, it  was said that it was because of  her strong show during the  Falklands crisis.  Her last victory, unparalled  in the UK in this century, was  by an even bigger majority,  which would indicate that the  British working people are  solidly behind her.  R.E. Milner  Garden Bay, B.C.  Firemen  effective  Editor:  ���v' I have received many expressions of sympathy and concern  ras a result of Jeanie Parker's  report of the fire in my shed a  couple of weeks ago. I appreciate these, of course, but  Jeanie's report gives rather the  wrong impression.  Indeed there was little, if  anything, to be salvaged from  what had been in the shed, and  nothing useable of the shed remains. The loss, not insured,  must be over $6,000. But my  collection of antique records  and books is in the house.  Thanks to the ministrations  of the Roberts Creek Volunteer  Fire Department that was not  touched. The records in the shed were mostly duplicates and  records outside my collecting  area which I had intended to use  for trade.  Heartfelt thanks to the fire  department for their prompt action:  Without that,  I would  really be facing a catastrophe.  Allan Crean Crane  V    p'*v ���.���"'���" i '  . ,iV.? '    .. *>~r  z.  ���    �����*���������< 'ft: 3   "VL  ���-it r ��� -   - -pp.-'-iMah  Ji__  Guess Where  As there was no winner last week the prize of $10 will be awarded  the first correct entry drawn which locates the above. Send your en-:  tries to reach the Coast News, Box 460, Gibsons by Saturday of this,  week.  Home Support  correction  Editor's Note: The following  letter was received for publication.  Mayor Diane Strom  Box 340  Town of Gibsons  B.C. VON 1VO  Dear Mayor Strom:  Re:   Article  in   Coast  News,  December 7, 1987  I wish to draw to your attention the incorrect information  reported in the Coast News and  attributed to you. Enclosed is a  copy of that article.  The Sunshine Coast Home  Support Society does not  receive funding from the  Regional District, as stated in  the article.  The Sunshine Coast Home  Support Society invited local  For A  government and community organizations, as per the constitution, to become corporate  members of the society. This invitation is made available to  organizations that desire to support the society's work and id]  participate with us in caring for  the senior and disabled residents'  of the Sunshine Coast.  This is not a fund-raising  endeavour. We do seek funds  from time to time to help usr  maintain our programs. That is;  a separate and different issue. *  Thank you for your attention:  to this explanation and for your:  support of our service. i  Yours truly  J.W. Kirkland, President  Board of Directors;  Sunshine Coast Home Support  Society   \  ,t.  SUPER SELECTION OF GIFTS  Come To  example  Seabreeze  HEATER FAN  ��� Ultra safe design  ��� 2 year warranty  ��� 500/1000/1500  885-7121  GIBSONS  BUILDING SUPPLIES^  TWO LOCATIONS   sunshine coast highway oisons   wharf and dolphin sechelt  886-8141 i i  \:&:7>LX,"LkLH^:LJL'lLL^L^^,   .,  Jt  BLANKET CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING  These Ads appear in the more than 70 Newspapers of the B.C. and Yukon Community  Newspapers Association and reach more than 900,000 homes and a potential two million readers.  $129. for 25 words  ($3. per each additional word! Call the COAST NEWS at 885-3930 to place one.  AUTOMOTIVE  $1 Down leases a new car or  truck. Seven Year warranty.  Payments starting at $98/  mo. O.A.C. Call lease manager at (604)465-8931. DL  5584.   Buy/Lease any gas, diesel  car or truck, new or used.  Direct from volume factory  dealer. Call for pre-approved  credit. Call collect 464-0271.  D5231.   Leasing Expert offers any  Car/Truck lease with immediate delivery OAC. Specializing Ford Trucks Mercury Lincoln Cars. Call Doug  Perry personally 327-0431  collect.   Want a Vehicle? Credit a  problem? For fast approval  call 1r800-663-6933.F.A.N.T.  All   makes   and   models.  D8196. ,   1980 Sharp looking black  Chevy Pickup. 350 auto tilt,  cloth seat. Powerful am/fm  cassette, four speakers,  white mags, all-terrain tires.  $5700. Phone Al 1-604-852-  1777.   BUSINESS  OPPORTUNITiES   Dynamic Business Opportunity! Leaders & Distributors needed. Calorad family  of weight control products.  Calorad is sweeping the'  country. For free information package contact House  of Sherwood - Calorad, 3345  North Service Rd., Burlington, Ont. L7N 3G2. 1(416)  332-5000.  BUSINESS  OPPORTUNITIES  FOR SALE MISC.  GARDENING  REAL ESTATE  Welding/Machine Shop.  Central Interior B.C. Gross  approx. $350,000. Full price  $168,000. 80% can be guaranteed by Federal Govt.  $33,600 down takes. Phone  828-0022 message.   EDUCATIONAL  Diploma correspondence.  Free calendar. High School  upgrading, accounting, management, administration,  secretarial, computers. Established 1964. National College, 444 Robson, Vancouver, 688-4913 toll free 1-800-  387-1281, 24 hours.   EQUIPMENT &  MACHINERY  20" Kohring sawhead, 366  Excavator parts, Boom, Stick  quick change cylinders  swing motor, Hyd. Pumps,  Rollers - like new. 3Yd. Vee  Bucket, 36" Digging Bucket.  Phone 992-2256 Quesnel,  B.C.   Pacific Forklift Sales. Western Canada's largest independent used forklift dealer.  Dozens of good used electric, gas, propane, diesel, 4 X  4. Terry Simpson (604)533-  5331 eves (604)535-1381.  FOR SALE MISC.   Lighting Fixtures. Western  Canada*^ largest display.  Wholesale and retail. Free  Catalogues available. Nor-  burn Lighting Centre, 4600  East Hastings Street, Burnaby, B.C. V5C 2K5. Phone  1-299-0666.  Boat Owners Graboil Bilge  Guard Blocks keep bilges oil  free. $9.95 from your marine  supplier or R.B.H..Cybernetics (1970) Ltd., Box 4205,  Victoria, B.C. V8X 3X8.  (604)478-3122.   Antiqued Sheepskin Leather  Bomber Jacket (exact reproduction of original U.S. Army Airforce jacket type B3)  $550. Send your orders to  John Ferguson, 1282 Orloh-  ma Place, North Vancouver,  B.C. V7G 2B7 or call 929-  6072.  By Tender 1971 427 Chev 72  passenger school bus. For  information B.A. Penner,  Maintenance Supervisor,  School District #10 (Arrow-  Lakes), Box 340, Nakusp,  B.C. V0G 1R0. (604)265-  3638. Highest or any Tender  not Necessarily Accepted.  Bankruptcy Stock: Approx  10,000 pairs of jeans, parachute pants, sweaters, T  shirts and more. Contact  Albert (403)362-2653.  Wonderful World Of Sheepskin. Largest Selection of  sheepskin products and New  Zealand Wool and sheepskin  mattress pads in Canada.  Coats, Seatcovers, Slippers -  much, much more. Kelowna  - Phone 765-2300. Toll Free,  1-800-663-4333 B.C., Alta.  Greenhouse & Hydroponic  equipment, supplies. Everything you need. Best quality,  super low prices. Greenhouse $175., Halides $115.  Over 3,000 products in  stock! Send $2 for info pack  & Free magazine to Western  Water.Farms, 1244 Seymour  St., Vancouver, B.C. V6B  3N9. 1-604-682-6636.  Vancouver Island vacation or  retirement homes on Ocean  Property starting at $57,500.  Sales and rentals. Beach  Acres Resort, Box 2396,  Parksville, B.C. V0R 2S0.  1-800-663-7309.  SERVICES  HELP WANTED  Accountant-Office Manager  in Quesnel forestry sector.  Minimum three years accounting. Write Personnel  Partner, #201-488 McLean  Street, Quesnel, B.C. V2J  2P2.   Mechanic G.M. experience  preferred. Vancouver Island  offers excellent fishing and  outdoor activities. Send resume Box 1589, Port Hardy,  B.C. VON 2P0 Attn. Service  Manager.    Help required! Experienced  Chambermaid, Wages $5.50  per hour. Room only provided. Located in Field B.C.  Mature adults only need  apply. Contact Outreach  344-5413, Golden B.C.   Lease Operators. Positions  available for qualified operators interested in purchasing  fully rigged highway tractors  under a fleet program. Financing package available.  Minimum $10,000 investment required. Phone Steve  or Grant Collect at (604)525-  3481. _____  ICBC owe you money for  personal injury? Vancouver  lawyer Carey Linde (since  1972) has Free Information.  Phone 1-684-7798. Second  Opinions Gladly Given.  ICBC Injury Claims? Call  Dale Carr-Harris - 20 years a  trial lawyer with five years  medical school before law. 0-  669-4922 (Vancouver). Experienced in head injury and  other major claims. Percent-  age fees available.   TRAVEL   Skiers: Lake Louise, Canada's Favorite, has six nights  /five day ski holidays from  $182. per person, quad occupancy. Other varieties of  packages available. Call 1-  800-661-1158.   Wayside and Western Budget Motels 2679 and 2639  Highway 97, Kelowna B.C.  with this ad $15.95 Double.  Four - dish satellite with  Playboy channel (604)860-  4454, (604)763-2484.  Book CUBA Holidays with  Kaegi Travel. Over 70,000  Canadians visited Cuba in  1986 alone! Golden Age Discounts (50Pt)! Kaegi Travel, 421 W. Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 1R4. 879-  6858. 'rrr���  It was a bright day for a combination Christmas and birthday party at Shorncliffe where Santa gave out  gifts to the tea-timing tenants. ���Joel Johnstone photo  Drug Committee  meeting regularly  , As we promised last spring at  the It Can't Happen To Me  forum, the Community Drug  and Alcohol Prevention Committee has an active series of  drug and alcohol abuse  awareness events.  Small group coffee meetings  are taking place regularly. What  follows is a list of topics that we  have resource people for. If you  are interested in sponsoring a  meeting in your home or are interested in attending a meeting  please call Kathy Mulder at  Chatelech Secondary 885-3216.  USED BUILDINO SUPPLIES  Quality, used lumber, bricks, windows, lights, plumbing, etc.  P �� B USED BUILDINO MATERIALS  11947 Tannery Rd., Surrey  MONDAY-SATURDAY BBe-1311  We also buy used building materials  i CHRISTMAS TREES  Beautiful, bushv Austrian Pine,  5 ft. & up  Tues., Dec. 22 noon 'til dusk  at Davis Bay  We would like to thank  you for your patronage  during the past year  and hope you've enjoyed our good wholesome produce.  We wish you a  Very Merry Christinas  and a  Very Happy New Year  ROOSENDAL FARMS  Garden Bay Rd.  Town of Gibsons  NOTICE  Dear Dog Owner:  The public is reminded that as of January 1st, 1988,  new yearly licences are required for/all dogs within  the Town of Gibsons.  Licences may be obtained at the Municipal Office,  474 South Fletcher Road, Monday to Friday (8:30  a.m. ��� 5:00 p.m.).  BYLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER  Valdine Michaud  RATES:  $12.00 For each and'every neutered male dog  $12.00 For each and every spayed female dog  $30.00 For each and every female dog not spayed  $30.00 For each and every un-neutered male dog  wayne ross  Excavating  Septic Fields  Water Lines  Landscaping  Ditching  Wells  22 Years Of Experience Working For You  10% Discount FREE  to SENIORS ESTIMATES  885-5617  "FOR ALL YOUR BACKHOE NEEDS"  A Counter Attack program is  underway at the school. A  number of students under the  sponsorship of Mr. George  Irish, are working towards improving the awareness of the  community about drinking and  driving.  On January 18, we invite you  to join us for a presentation on  drugs, their effects and their  availability. This is a presentation for parents and community  members by the RCMP. Please  join us on this evening at  Chatelech.  Critical to the drug and  alcohol abuse situation in young  people is early recognition. It  takes months and years for  adults to become dependent on  drugs or alcohol, but it may  take only weeks for the same effect on a young person.  To help train the teaching  staff of Chatelech to recognize  and identify drugs and alcojiol  abuse in students, we have arranged for a member of North  Vancouver's Alternatives group  to present a recognition and-intervention workshop on January 13.  Enabling is a mistake many  of us make in all aspects of our  lives, but when it comes to drug  and alcohol abuse, enabling is  actually helping someone to  support and continue his/her  dependency. Maureen Brine  returns to Sechelt in February to  present an in-depth look at  enabling for students, parents,  the community and teachers.  The Sunshine Coast is not the  drug capital of BC, but we want  our region to work towards the  goal of believing that drug and  alcohol abuse is unacceptable.  By raising the awareness of all  members of the community we  hope to achieve this goal.  If you have any questions or  concerns please contact Kathy  Mulder or Brian Butcher at  Chatelech Secondary School  885-3216.  ALRT  advertising  At the Union of BC Municipalities conference this fall,  the honourable Rita Johnston  announced that 114 communities in BC would have an  ALRT car named after them.  At the inaugural meeting of the  Sunshine Coast Regional  District (SCRD), a letter from  the city of Quesnel, who got car  number 13, suggested that the  provincial government should  stretch their generosity a bit further.  Quesnel would like to advertise in their car, but the cost  would be approximately $700  per month. Mayor Pearce asked  the SCRD to support his request  that a small space be donated in  each car to advertise its  namesake community.  Area E director Jim Gurney  supported the notion, saying,  "It's nice to have your name on  a car, but it doesn't really do  much. It may take a bit of  money out of the ALRT, but  it's supposed to be promoting  outlying areas."  The board passed a motion to  write to the minister supporting  the request for free advertising  on each car.  Stroke Club  needs help  If one of your New Year's  resolutions is to contribute to  your community and be more  active, consider a volunteer job  that will provide just that. The  Sunshine Coast Stroke Club is  in need of someone to take over  the position of co-ordinator of  their weekly program at  Greenecourt hall.  Time required is 10 am to 1  pm every Friday. Some  knowledge and direct experience with stroke victims and  aphasia preferred. Training will  be provided by way of annual  workshop through the B.C.  Stroke   Association.  If interested please call the  Volunteer Action Centre at  885-5881 or drop into our office  at the Dock in Sechelt.  Gambling  concerns  A new sub-committee of the  regional district will begin investigating the subject of  gambling as it relates to the  Sunshine Coast in 1988. Gordon Wilson, Stan Dixon and  Brett McGillivray were appointed by the chairman to look  into the subject after the board  received a letter from the  District of Saanich, expressing  their concerns about increased  legalized gambling in B.C.  The letter was accompanied  by two 'briefs, one written by  Saanich council and one endorsed by them written by Professor  Howard Biddulph, Chairman  of the Department of Political  Science at the University of Victoria. Both have been sent to the  B.C. Gaming Commission, urging them to, 'recommend to the  Provincial Government a reduction of gambling in the province  in order that future generations  of British Columbians will not  grow up gambling for their  dreams.'  Gordon Wilson told the  board that currently the major  gambling centres in B.C. are  Victoria and Kelowna, but there  is a group lobbying for eight  subsidiary sites, including the  Sunshine Coast.  Coast News, December 21,1987  25.  (Everyone appreciates)  a good book y  Give that special someone the gift they can't  put down!    From mysteries to the classics  to humorous fare, find a treasure of subject  to brighten anyone's day!  Fascinating bestsellers, informative fix-it guides, ��..  health books and more! i  TW.5D'  TALEWIND  Cowrie St., Sechelt  885-2527  BQ3Hranus  N.R.S. ANNOUNCEMENT  Century West Realty is pleased to announce that Lynda  Hickman has rejoined the  firm. She looks forward to serving her many friends and  customers and can now be  reached at her new business  phone number of  885-2235  ATTENTION  Land Owners and Loggers  Please  call for a  price list.  LOG BUYING STATION  JACKSON BROTHERS LOGGING co. ltd.  R.R.#1 Gray Creek Tuwanek  885-2228 885-3287  from the  BOARD  OF  DIRECTORS  MANAGEMENT  &  STAFF  HOLIDAY HOURS  Dec 24  Dec 25  Dec 26  Dec 27  10am-4pm  CLOSED  CLOSED  CLOSED  Dec 28  Dec 31  Jan 1  Jan 2  CLOSED  10am-5pm  CLOSED  10am-2pm  SUNSHINE COAST  CREDIT UNION  Teredo Square, Sechelt  Tel: 885-3255  Kern's Plaza, Gibsons  Tel: 886-8121  4 '  1]  *  ��� 1.  1  *'  ���:  .r.  ��  ��'  ���:  I:  ���*.-. 26.  Coast News, December 21,1987  Children and adults of the Baptist Church Choir moved into Santa's House at Sunnycrest Mall to voice  the music of the season Saturday afternoon. ���Joel Johnstone photo  SCRD budget  No increase in taxes  The provisional budget for  1988 which was accepted at last  week's meeting of the Sunshine  Coast Regional District  (SCRD), should not precipitate  any increase in taxes, according  to Secretary-treasurer Larry  Jardine. Anticipated expenditures for next year will total  $2,785,420 of which $1,926,451  will be raised by taxes. The  minimal increase of .54 percent  over the amoung collected in  this year's taxes will be covered  by a slight increase in assessed  values, which have increased  5.53 percent.  The budget provides for a  $19.88  WARDAIR NEW YEAR'S REVOLUTION  Buy one ticket to any Wardair destination in Canada,  get second ticket for $19.88.  Book by December 31 for travel from January 12 thru March 10/88.  Now at #8, Cedar Plaza, Gibsons      886-3381  $455,000 expansion of the  Sechelt Sewage Treatment plant  and a $4000 increase to the Provincial Emergency Program.  The nearly completed house  numbering project will only cost  $8,200 in 1988, down almost 62  percent from last.year, and the  $15,000 grant to the Sechelt  arena will not be repeated this  year.  The cost of operating the  Economic Development Commission will be down too. The  1987 budget was $223,950 in  1988, net expenses will be  $150,000 with anticipated  revenues from grants of  $53,000.  Some more work will have to  be done on the budget before it  is finally adopted in March, Jardine told the directors. The provisional budget does not reflect  the adjustments which will be  necessary now that Sechelt will  not be contributing to the EDC.  Nor does it include .the cost of  providing animal control, which  was recently approved by  referendum. i  COMPLIMENTS  r , t  Of    THE  SEASON  TO ALL  OUR CUSTOMERS  & FRIENDS  from  Bill,  Harold,  Al,  Garry,  &Pam  We've been in the moving  business in Gibsons for 21 years,  because we care about the things  we move. Your things. We've built  our reputation on being careful.  Call us for a free estimate for your  local or long distance move.  ll  LEN WRA Y TRANSFER  886-2664  LTD.  Box 186, Gibsons  MEMBER / ALLIED VAN LINES  THE CAREFUL MOVERS  ALLIED  Doug Unwin had some good  news and some bad news for the  Forestry Advisory Committee  at their meeting on December  16. The bad news was that a recent meeting called for people  who had expressed interest in  investing in a dry kiln for the  Sunshine Coast was a bust.  People appear to have lost interest, he explained, especially  after the October 19 crash of the  stock market.  The good news was the  Bayside Sawmill is still interested in becoming a major  shareholder. Unwin told the  meeting that in recent discussions with Dale Tsuruda, he was  told that Bayside would like to  expand the idea to include a  remanufacturing operation to  supply the overseas market.  The cost of building such a  facility would be about $2  million an i bayside is willing to  invest 51 percent and guarantee  a supply of wood.  But the project needs other  investors to provide about  $350,000 venture capital. Dave  Bakewell pointed out that the  new economic regions which the  provincial government has set  up are designed to help in just  such   ventures.  It was agreed that Unwin  should prepare a submission, in  conjunction with Bayside, to  present to the Minister of State  Coast Guard  rescue  The Halfmoon Bay Coast  Guard came to the rescue of a  fish boat which broke its moorings at Halfmoon Bay Government Wharf during last week's  storm. The vessel was the  Seawolf which is leased by Glen  Travis.  Gerry Berthelet and Frank  Taber answered the call and  reported that it was mainly due  to Dr. Rudland that they  managed to save the Seawolf  from serious damage. The good  doctor, up to his waist in freezing cbld water, had managed to  hold onto the lines until help arrived!  ^1%  (Before Denise returns)  ON ALL GOODS  except coffee, wine art, consignments  DEC. 30, 1987  Gibsons  Landing  i**13��?^  CHRISTMAS SPECIAL  Artist: J. Bradley Hunt  (Heiltsuk - Kwakiutl)  IOW ON SAM)  Limited Silkscreen  Edition of 150 Prints  15 Artist Proofs  2 Museum Proofs,  1 Printer's Proof  Signed and numbered \L:v  by the artist      \   l-.f  Printed on 100% rag paper. \'f  2 colour design - red and black     r  Design size: 10"xl3B (25cm x 33cm)  Print size: 13"xl7" (33cm x 43cm) i  Issue Date November 1, 1987       " ;'  Price: $50.00 Pius tax      : j  Telephone:-  886-7637  RR4- Grandview Rd.     .'  Gibsons, B.C. VON lVCB  Intermediate and advance ����v��t, - A����iiim^t  to b* Uught In QlbDons. ComperiMtlio  i v;o

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