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 Fro vine la 1 'Library  Victoria, 'B.':C.-   '  SERVING   THE   GROWING   SUNSHINE   COAST  Published at Gibsons, B.C  Phone 886-2622  Volume 21  Number 6,  Feb.  8,  1968.  10c per copy  resignation  asked by council member  In a statement read to members of Gibsons municipal council at its Tuesday night meeting, Councillor Wally Peterson  asked that council reluctantly  accept the school board budget  at the time of the resignation  of the school board's secretary-  treasurer,-Peter Wilson.  In his statement Mr. Peterson  held him wholly responsible for  undue expenses and said that  as long as he remained "we  will get nowhere but further and  further in the mire."  Chairman Fred F e eney  thought the resignation angle  too strong. Mr. Wilson was hired by the school board and the  board should assume some responsibility as the board is just  as much to blame as he is, he  said. Following discussion council decided to leave the matter  over until the next meeting, two  weeks hence. Other councillors  were not prepared to go as far  as seeking resignations.  Councillor Peterson was of  the opinion during a comment  period, that the budget was prepared by Mr. Wilson and handed to the board for their OK.  Possibilities of arbitration were  discussed and . Clerk David  Johnston pointed out that difficulties and financing of such  arbitration would be considerable. Here is the statement  which Councillor Peterson read  to the entire council:  "Once again it is time for the  village council to either accept  or reject the Sechelt No. 46  school, budget. This budget was  accepted in the past as a mere  formality up ^until ~lasfYyeai\~;  when it was signed under protest. That was a 20% increase  over the previous budget.  "This abnormal increase started us looking into the reasons  for spiralling costs above normal growth and . anticipated  costs..We have found many reasons. Some of these are legitimate and easily explained, while  others wander so far afield that  when we ask questions we receive nothing answers. A list of  all. of these factors would result in a very lengthy report. I  will attempt to list a few reasons:  "(1) Over .- entitlement of  20.3% on the teaching "staffs.  Does this 20% include all our  high-salaried supervisory staff  at $11,000 to $13,000 a year?  Does it include the low-bracket  Young people  y  quite active  The annual meeting of Gibsons United Church in the form  of a potluck supper in the  church hall heard reports of the  continued growth of the youth  sections of church activity. $;  Reports showed the Sunday  School now had 117 children.attending in classes from nursery  to seniors. Members of groups  that met during the week, such  as Girl Guides, Scouts and junior aggregations numbered 35  and show signs of growing further. The church hall is being  used practically every night  of the week.  Among the events coming up  is the Guides and Scouts Thinking Day Service which will be  held at the church on Sunday,  Feb. 25. It is expected that  Guide and Scout units of other  areas will also take part in this  service.  Reports from the various departments of the church were  received by Rev. W. M. Cameron, church minister.  salaries? The difference can  amount to as much as $7,000  per teacher; for 20 teachers,  some $140,000 When Mr. Johnson was asked about this situation, he said, 'Take your choice.'  Don't tell me that the board  does not keep track of which  figures are used.  "(2) 20% overstaff on non-  teaching personnel and clerical  help. In the past three years,  salary increases have averaged  10% a year. Our secretary-  treasurer compares these rais:  es with some of the highest sal-'  ary increases he can find, instead of taking the province  overall increase of 5%. Clerical  help includes 17 stenographers  or secretaries receiving some  $100 per month more than salaries paid to equivalent Port  Mellon or bank positions.  "This    difference    in    salary  jumps our costs approximately  $20,000 a year. And this increase  does not take into consideration  the  question,   are  all   of  these  clerical positions necessary?  If  not,   how   many   could   we   do  without? Obviously, we could do  without about 11 of the 17, as  this   would   still   allow   roughly  double the staff we had in this  department a few years ago.  - "(3) School grounds ���I think  I can safely say that there has  been a wastage of at least $10,- .  000 per year in this department.  But   is   the   secretary-treasurer  content with this overage? Why,  no. This year he is going to drop  another  $35,000.  Don't  ask me  where,   as   17  understand  .that  '���'there;..,still, exist twq7Contracts.,  ;still "to ���be?c6taplete_t^nde_*:*iast  year's budget. Then where is  this money to go? To rip up and  redo  these  grounds  again?  "Now, if we accept this budget, being fully aware of all  these facts, then I think that we  of the village-councils, elected  to derive the most out of our  taxpayers'; dollars, condoning  these extravagances and mismanagements/ should feel as  guilty as the school trustees  themselves, most of whom are  very likely committing the  crimes without knowing just  what is going on.  "On the other hand, if we reject the budget and it goes before arbitration, the proceedings will cost much money and  time'.  "The only solution, as I see  it, would be to reluctantly accept the budget at the time of  the resignation of the school  board's secretary-treasure.?. He  is, I believe, wholly responsible  for our undue expenses,' and .as  long as he remains, we will get  nowhere but further and. further  into the mire. Then next year  we could start complaining  again,, too late, to no avail. Y  "Following this resignation, I"  suggest   that   the   board   meet  with the present accountant, to  see   if  he  would  be  willing ;to;  help  them  get things  back ori  an even keel. ^   .     Y  "In conclusion, I suggest -to  this council that we delay acceptance of the 1988 school budget urit'l the board of school  trustees has had an opportunity  to dispense.with the services of  their present secretary-treasurer:"-- ��� :'-- :���-^;7^~^---r-���7- -..^' 7  School budget 22.3  percent ovet 1967  A vote to see whether rate-"  payers in' thJs school district  want to join the Commun'ty  College in West Vancouver will  take place Thursday, March 7.  A citizens committee will > be  " formed, in the area to help sell  the idea to"the public.  The college will be temporarily set up in West Vancouver  High school and the hours for  . teaching will be from 4:15 to  10:30 p.m. There will be two  semesters for four months and  the cost of attending will be  ' $100 per semester.  The territory Covering this  Regional College will include  North and West Vancouver,  Howe Sound and the Sechelt  school districts. The cost has  been estimated at $4 a year  per ratepayer assessed on a  f $20,000 home. ,  A full page advertisement cov-  , ering further details on the college will be found on page three  of this issue.  The 1968 school board budget  totalling $1,934,223, up 22.3%  over 1967, was analyzed Wednesday night of last week by  members of. Gibsons and Sechelt municipal councils along  with members of the school  board.  Beyond questioning some  items no definite recommendations were left - with the board  by councillors. Considerable data was tabulated also accompanying reader material was  given each councillor to help in  the examination of the budget  itself.  The budget was then discussed department by department  with questions being asked and  answered as the examiners  moved along. One example of  board cutting down of requirements was that of what school  principals sought, $272,000 which  was reduced finally to $71^000.  The matter of salary increases was outline^ in a tabulation  showing the difference in . the  1967 and 1968 requirements:  Increase  1967  1968  ��� ���'. over '67  Administration  37,046  41,585  4,539  Teachers  750,858  907,929  157,071  School and Supervisor  clerical staff ;  34,026  41,600  7,574  Adult Education Director  2,435  5,636  3,201  Adult Education  stenographer  1,011  2,339  1,328  Janitors  103,571  135,681  32,110  Groundsmen  7,833  19,300  11.467  Maintenance Men  37,868  45,200  7,332  Maintenance  Supervisor  8,847  -'     8,107  ��� 740  Maintenance  Stenographer  1,437  4,714  3,277  984,932  1,212,091  227,159  irk Socreds  West region chairman  Frank West, chairman of the  Regional District board's finance committee was elected  unanimously as chairman of the  board for the next year. On receiving the nomination by acclamation he urged that the office be. limited to one year in  order to give others a chance  at being chairman.  The meeting last Friday night  in the board's Davis Bay office  saw Magistrate Mittlesteadt  swear-in the new board members, Archie Rutherford, Halfmoon Bay; James Tyner, Pender Harbour and Harvey Hubbs  Selma Park, along with re-elected members. Trustees are elected for two years.  Y.t When the budget came up for  :final reading, Mr. Tyner, discussing the building inspection  angle of board work said there  was a feeling among Pender  Harbour   ratepayers   who  were  not satisfied with what they considered undue restrictions placed on building of houses under  regional board conditions. He  said that the Pender Harbour  Ratepayers association was preparing a brief on this matter.  Director Fred Feeney responded with the remark that the  regulations were passed by the  previous board with the Pender  Harbour member being present.  Following adjournment of the  meeting, in a round-the-table  discussion over "the trouble that  arose concerning the addition to  the Community hall, it was point  ed out that the building inspector had no authority to issue a  building permit on plans submitted because the extension  was on the road allowance area  (and that it was up to the roads  department to issue that permit.  Director Rutherford was appointed to the finance committee  along with Chairman Frank  West.  Death ends deer's battle  TWO BREAK-INS  RCMP report two recent  break-ins, one at the home of  Micky Jay where a cartridge  gun was stolen and another at  the bowling alley where seven  cartons of cigarets were stolen.  jY       (By MARIE  FIRTH)  A real life drama was enacted in West Sechelt last week.  A local housewife heard a.  swarm of seagulls screeching  their, alarm out over the water,  and looked out to see what was  going on, as it usually signifies  the presence of a bald headed  eagle or one of the large os-  preys who make their home  along our coast-line. However  nothing could be seen in the sky  or the tree tops except the  screaming gulls, so she scanned  the ocean for a seal or whale.  At first, she couldn't believe  her eyes when she saw the head  of an animal with large ears  swimming into the cove below  the cliff where their house is  built. It was a yearling deer  and how and when it entered  the stormy seas is not known.  It managed to pull itself ashore  over the logs before collapsing  on the beach with the waves  breaking over it. The lady immediately phoned her next door  neighbor. who phoned her husband to ndtify the game war  den, and then the two women  rushed down to the beach to  see if they could help the distressed animal as the tide was  washing over it and the deer  could make it no farther.  At this moment, the first  lady's husband came home and  on being told of the situation,  rushed into the water and between the three of them, they  managed to lift the drowning  deer up over the logs and on to  more or less dry land, where  he proceeded to give it artificial  respiration and get the water  out of its lungs. One of the wo  men rushed to her house and  got a warm blanket to wrap  around the deer, but it had gone  too far, and shortly afterward,  the poor creature died from  shock and exhaustion.  One theory is that some dogs  chased the animal into the salt  chuck where it was forced to  swim out to sea and try to land  elsewhere. It is a futile and  senseless world when one of  these beautiful creatures is killed for the sake of a few minutes  fun for some mistrained dogs.  A   meeting   of   the   Sechelt-  Gibsons members of the Social  Credit -    Association      Monday  night is reported to have regis-  ���   tered a strong protest with the  'y. Social    Credit    government    in  ^Victoria ^dver -the- manner   in  which.Ferry Authority employees  have been  treated on  dis-  . missal.  Vigorous representations were  made to the government not of  the economics involved in reducing ferry staffs but in the manner of firing without warning  anci the fact that these people  employed as Civil servants were  left in the position of having no  unemployment insurance to fall  back on.  By way of contrast the meeting is understood to have received information relating to  the dismissal of more than 100  employees of the pulp mill at  Ocean Falls, a Crown Zellerbach  unit, who besides receiving severance pay had the cash equity  in their homes returned to them  along with other financial benefits.  Honor president  On Jan. 25th in St. Bart's  Anglican Church Hall, Gibsons  Arbutus Rebekah Lodge members honored the president of  the Rebekah Assembly, Mrs.  Margaret Forde and her marshal, Mrs. Maudie Bone of Victoria following a dinner at the  Welcome  Cafe.  Guests included dignitaries  of the IOOF, from Victoria,  Powell River and Sechelt. The  president, Mrs. Forde and her  party visited Mrs. Doris Drummond and Mrs. Eva Peterson  who have been confined totheir  homes through illness.  The visitors expressed pleasure at seeing the area for the  first time, remarking on its  beauty and the hospitality of  its inhabitants. While in the  Gibsons area, the visitors were  guests of several members of  the Arbutus Lodge.  ATHLETIC THANKS  Gibsons Athletic Association  thanks merchants and others of  Gibsons who generously donated funds for the association in  its recent drive. Any individual  desiring, to support this organization can get in touch with the  president, Terry Connor, or the  secretary, Larry Labonte. The  association is promoting sports  activities among the youth of  the area.  The 1967 total budget increase  was 19.9%. The 1966 increase  was 28.3%.; The first draft of  the 1968 budget, containing all  items requested by the educational staff in connection with  buildings, equipment and  grounds development, showed a  .35% increase, more than $550,-  000. Following weeks of work  by the administrative staff and  hours of study by school trustees, the increase,has. been cut  down by about - $20 0, 000,. - ^ -- ��������� >  . The increase again appears to  be "��� comparable with the experience in surrounding and similarly sized school districts, as  well   as   elsewhere   across   the  province. ������..'���  The   increase   over   1967   follows:  Administration  Instruction  Teachers  Salaries  Operation  Repairs, Maintenance  Transportation  Auxiliary services  Nonoperating  Debt services  Capital   (decrease)  $ 16,701  34,423  157,081  62,878  41,051  6,192  1,058  14,745  20,921  6,518  $348,522  Administration cost increase  over 1967 expenditure of $16,701  came as the result of increased  rental cost of the board office  and rental of the B.C. Telephone  building for the educational administrative staff. Total rental  costs are now $6,180 per year.  Government social taxes have  increased due to salary increases, some of which comes back  as revenue.  Instruction budget increase  totals $191,554 and of this $157,  081 represents the increase in  teachers' salaries as a result of  the 7.62 percent increase obtained through the arbitration  board.  It was pointed out that of the  total $353,417 increase in the  budget $261,070 or almost three-  quarters results from payroll  increases. The payroll now  stands at $1,212,091. Instruction  represents ��� more than half the  total budget or: 54.1 percent with  teacher salaries representing  46.9 percent.  The operation account shows  an increase of $37,515, the bulk  of which is in the increase of  janitors' salaries plus the increase in cost of supplies and  rental of portable classrooms.  5,.;:4n~repairs-ahd -maintenance*  the ::#. ease was $35,8807- with  $13,823 representing payroll increases. The remainder goes in  to repairing and maintaining  present buildings and grounds,  all of which may not be utilized  this  year. ,  Transportation also showed  an increase amounting to $5,210  of which $3,050 is sjated for a  possible increase in the bus  mileage rate. Extra-curricular  travel funds have been increased by $1,200 mainly for Elphinstone Secondary school use.  This year the non-operating  account contained $16,913 as  provision for the possible opening of the North Shore Community College in September if  the plebiscite passes in this  area. The total non-operating  account called, for $25,338.  On debt service there was an  increase of $17,411 on the assumption that the government  may allow some building under  referendum No. 8 to proceed. It  also allows for the increase in  the cost of temporary borrowing  until municipal tax returns  come in. Due to school bonds  being sold on the U.S. market  there is a discount of $4,000  which has to be met.  The capital section* of the budget shows a decrease of $9,630  or 9.9%. Total requirements  call for $87,542 covering site  development, reconstruction or  additions to buildings, new build  ings and purchase of equipment.  Questions ? ? ? ?  Items under discussion included:  Are electric typewriters necessary? The board's stand was  they were but there were only  five of them.  The item Electronics $2,500  meant maintenance of equipment and materials for repair  of tape recorders and suchlike  as used in the schools.  Chairman Don Douglas or  wage increases: We seem to be  faced with increases every year.  We don't know where it wili  stop.  A question on stenographic  wages resulted in the reply that  non-union stenographers were  paid the same wage as those  on maintenance staff union  scale.  To  the question whether the  maintenance wage scale was  out of line with other school districts the secretary-treasurer  answered that the board's negotiator dealt with the union. It  might be that other districts  were paying too little.  Hiring of trucks instead of  outright purchase enabled the  board to share half the cost of  the hired trucks with the education department.  The mill rate increase for this  year cannot be predicted with  certainty at this stage until government  intentions  are known.  In 1966, the provincial government held mill rate increases  down to a maximum of 2 mills,  by increasing their grants. In  otherwise    this    district    could  (Continued on page 4) Coast News, Feb. 8, 1968.  filS  Regional District's 1967 reviewed  Serving the Mt. Elphinstone district (population 6,000) of the  Sunshine Coast and the Sechelt Peninsula (population 3,000).  Phone 886-2622       P.O. Box 460. Gibsons, B.C.  Published Thursdays at Gibsons, B.C. Authorized as second  class mail for payment of postage in cash, Post Office Department,  Ottawa.  ��� Member Audit Bureau of Circulation, B.C. Weekly Newspapers  Advertising Bureau, Canadian Weekly Newspaper Association, B.C.  Weekly Newspapers Association.  Fred Cruice, Editor and Publisher.  Ed. Thomson, Advertising and Promotion Manager.  Subscription Rates: $3 per year, $1.75 for six months. United  States and foreign, $4.50 per year.  School budget explored  One conclusion can be drawn from the two meetings of school  trustees and members of Gibsons and Sechelt municipal councils  over this year's $1,934,223 school budget. That conclusion would  be that the school board aired its budget and the members of council expressed their grievances against it.  This is the first time councils have really had the budget analyzed by the people who put it together. In the past the completed  budget was given them to look over and go through the motions of  agreeing to it, thus complying with School Act regulations.  At the two meetings with the councils the school board was in  the position, after having spent many, many hours of study, lopping off watever sums they could, of maintaining their actions concerning the budget. Councillors were in the actual position of tackling something new and in the short space of four or five hours,  pulling apart something which had taken weeks to compile.  Having now had the experience of mulling over one budget  seriously, members of council should be able to achieve a more  analytical approach to the next budget.' Municipal council budgets are simple compared to school board budgets. The multiplicity of areas where money is spent is far greater in 12 schools and  ancillaries than in the average municipal setup.  The school board budget for salaries and wages takes up more  than half of the total. Then there are fixed or barely controllable  expenses such as operation, transportation (buses) and debt taking up another 26 percent. Here is more than three-quarters of the  budget in which there is practically no leeway to curb expenditure  under present conditions.  With unionization of non-teaching staff and teacher association  there is continued pressure for wage increases, plus inflation and  a government freeze on the doling out of money. There is little  hope under such circumstances for school boards to hold the line  on budgets. Money obtained from banks in order that education  can be carried on costs more money. Perhaps government policies should be put under the microscope.  Some hope has appeared in the desire by the teachers' association executive to curtail its own expenditures and the recent  teacher magazine editorial which scuttles.the idea of classrooms  limited to something like 30 pupils ��� or else.  Selma Park's decision  The idea of becoming an incorporated municipality has again  reared itself in Selma Park. It was turned down by a public meet,  ing.  It is the third time in the last five years that this idea in varied form, has been raised. Once was when joining Sechelt was  promoted. The minister of municipal affairs advised against it.  Another time individuals in Sechelt visualized the formation of a  municipal area containing a population of 2,400. This was quashed  when Sechelt council and other organizations would have nothing  to do with it. Now the third attempt has been vetoed.  Obviously the public in Selma Park finds its present status suitable. It is now a part of the Regional District of the Sunshine Coast.  Under the regional district it will be cheaper for the taxpayers  than if they had their own municipal setup. Within the regional  district they have the right by vote to accept or reject whatever is  put before them in the way of services to the community. What  could be simpler!  The day will come when Selma Park area will have the status  of a municipality but it will take more than a strip area population to achieve this. Progress is inevitable but the.public mind has  to feel that such progress is necessary.  (By a Practicing Lawyer)  Copyright applied for  We welcome written questions on legal points from  readers. If possible they  will be answered in this  column. Letters must be  brief, signed and your address shown. Send to "Point  of Law," c/o this newspaper.  c/o  COAST NEWS  20 YEARS AGO  Sechelt Peninsula Board of  Trade decided to send a delegation of two to Victoria to  press for completion of the high  way between Sechelt and Pender Harbor.  A petition for a plebiscite to  settle the Headlands problem  of amalgamation with Gibsons  municipality will be placed before government authorities.  Roberts Creek PTA discussed  the need for a school in the district and reached the conclusion  it was unwise to put it off any  longer.  PJans are under way for the  extension of VON services all  the way from Gibsons area to  Pender Harbor.  A dinner sponsored by Union  Steamships in Sechelt heard  many complaints prevalent in  the area concerning shipping  problems.  Drs. Hugh and Allen Inglis  were congratulated on their  new equipment which included  an up-to-date x-ray machine.  10 YEARS AGO  January 1958 was the wettest,  warmest, dullest and greenest  month on the Sunshine Coast  in more than 20 years. Rainfall totalled 13.9 inches. There  was no snow.  Hon. Howard Green, Conservative minister of public works  visited the Sunshine Coast on  behalf of W. H. Payne, constituency Conservative candidate seeking election.  Mt. Elphinstone chapter OES  celebrated its ninth birthday  with members from other chapters attending.  Leanna Moscrip was installed  as queen of Bethel 26, Job's  Daughters by retiring queen  Pat Rusk.  I bought a second hand car  -from a dealer who guaranteed  it would run for 10,000 miles  without repairs and it was a  junk heap ��� everything went  wrong with it. I took it back-  but the dealer wouldn't take it.  I was supposed to pay $50 a  month but I refused. Then the  fun started.  ,  The dealer phoned and wrote  and  I thought he  would  drive  ' me crazy till a collection agency  started in on me and they were  real  expert.   They bugged  me  to   death   and   threatened   law  suits and garnishing my wages,  Etc.,   Etc.   Then  I   started   to  get more letters from a lawyer.  T tried to  buy something  else  on   credit   and   found   out   my  credit rating was zero because  the dealer had reported me to  a credit bureau and said I was  a  crook, Etc.,  and the bureau  is   telling   anyone   that   applies  that I won't pay my  debts. "Is  there anything I can do about  this?  Plenty��� one letter from your  lawyer should clear it all up.  You were perfectly correct in  refusing to pay for the car.  Consequently, it was defamatory for the dealer to tell the  credit bureau you were a crook  and it is similarly defamatory  for the credit bureau to give  out false report about you not  paying your debts.  Your lawyer will write to the  dealer denying liability and refusing payment and inviting  them to sue you (they won't)  and send a copy to the credit  bureau and the company you  applied to for credit and he  will point out also that the  credit bureau will be sued for  defamation unless they immediately retract their statement.  I Jhink you will find they will  It is likely that early in 1968  the Sunshine Coast regional  board will also become the regional hospital board and the  major ��� projects of the 1967  board, the Dayton report, garbage collection, and planning recommendations will be before  the new board for action, Clerk  Charles Gooding revealed in his  annual report. -  The main items of legislation  anticipated for 1968 . are three  major bylaws a Zoning bylaw,  the Subdivision Control bylaw  and the Garbage Collection and  Disposal bylaw. These will be  extremely detailed and probably controversial pieces of  legislation and will take a considerable amount of time in  preparation and review.  The formation of the specified areas for the collection of  garbage is going to require a  great deal of preparatory work  and it is unlikely that the  scheme can become fully effective until late in 1968.  RECOMMENDATIONS  come around quite nicely.  Books in library  GIBSONS  NEW ADULT BOOKS  Mystery  The Python Project by Victor  Canning.  Endless    Night    by    Agatha  Christie.  The Ring of Turth-by George  Harmon Coxe.  The Intruder by Michael Cro-  nin.  The   Golden   Trap   by   Hugh  Pentecost.  The Hidden Hour by Stephen  Ransome.  Humor  The  World  of Jeeves  by P.  G. Wodehouse.  Fiction  Gun- Trail by Lewis Brant.  The  Fox  from   his  Lair  by  Elizabeth  Cadell.  The   Legion   of   the   Lost   by  Donald Barr Chidsey.'  The Abductors by Stuart Clo-  ete.  Nurse in the Shadows by Peggy Darn.  The Refugees by Sir Arthur  Conan Doyle.  Hang-Rope Trail by Lee Foreman.  The High Plains by Ray Kelly  Return of the Sphinx by Hugh  Maclennan.  The King's Secret Matter by  Jean Plaidy.  Angels  in Exile  by  Garland  Roark.  The   Adventurers   by   Harold  Robbins.  God Save the Mark by Donald  E. Westlake.  Gillian y Frank Yerby.  CANADIAN  FORESTRY  The Canadian Forestry Association was founded in 1900 as  a public service organization to  make Canadians aware of the  need for wise use of natural  resources.  The present staff arrangement is economical and adequate for the existing work load  but there are times when the  office has to be left unattended for short periods. Increased  commitments, in particular  the introduction of garbage collection will necessitate expanding the office area and at the  least a temporary addition to  the staff. Later this year when  the Dayton report is received  and hospital board formed a  capital budget should be prepared, showing the planned expenditures for the area, the report added.  It is suggested that the board  consider the advisability of designing the various electoral  areas by name instead of as  A, B, C, etc. for the purpose  of swifter identification and  ease of reporting.  The formation of the district  and setting up of the administration has proceeded very  smoothly and credit for this  must be given to the board who  in voluntary committee form  during 1966 spent a lot of time  thinking ahead working out the  details.  The press have been of great  assistance in publicising board  business, routine civic affairs  are not eye catching front page  material yet in most reporting,  hours of board business has  been condensed and presented  with reasonable accuracy as  front page news. A press cutting book has been maintained  since the formation of a regional district was first suggested  and a glance through this will  . refute the statement sometimes  heard ��� no one told us what  was going on.  The district was formed to  deal with the problems associated with the growth and density  of population in the unorganized area. Committees interested  in obtaining aid under ARDA  and others interested in water  supply and garbage disposal  could obtain little or no assistance from senior governments  without some form of responsible and acceptable organization through which to work.  In  March  1966  the  Regional  District,   a  comparatively   new .  concept,   was  investigated  and  after some considerable discussion on boundaries  the  necessary  preliminaries   were   completed and the   district  formed  on January  12, 1967.  The Letters   Patent   creating   the   district authorized    the    following  functions:   Regional   arid   community planning, contract  services, local works and services,  refuse disposal, and under the  relevant sections of the Municipal Act  administration,   elections,     etc.     Water supply,  a  major    consideration    in     the  formation of the  district,  was  omitted as  a  specific  function  because,  in  the  period leading  up to the formation, the Water  Rights  branch  of the  dept.  of  lands   and  forests   had   undertaken a study in the south-eastern  part of  the  area.  The  inclusion  of  water  supply  as  a  function   of  the   district   might  have   jeopardized   the   completion of  this   report and incurred  an  additional  cost  of  the  district.  The    preliminary administration work  and  the  first  three  months operation of the board  was carried out at the Village  of Gibsons municipal office  with board meetings being held  in the Hospital Cottage in Sechelt. The office of the board  was opened at Davis Bay on  April 1, 1967.  The first work of the board  was the consideration and adoption of procedural and finance  bylaws. Prior to the official  formation of the district the  board-elect had many committee meetings to discuss the  provisional budget, planning,  and garbage disposal.  The directors appointed under  the Letters Patent and taking  the oath of office on Jan. 12  were: John Dunlop, Frederick  Feeney, Clif. Gilker, L. P. Hansen, Eric A. Prittie, Norman  Watson, Frank Went and J.  Lome Wolverton. I was appointed secretary-treasurer at the  same meeting.  1967 PROGRAM  January  and   February:   The  board dealt with administration  items and selected an office  site. They received and dealt  with numerous complaints  about the proposed breakwater  development at Davis Bay.  Committees were appointed to  work on the district requirements under the various functions. At the last meeting in  February an advisory committee was formed to work on proposals for a building code and  application was authorized for  the acquisition of a garbage  disposal site for the Sechelt  area.   .  March: Action was taken to  acquire the Pender Harbor and  West Howe Sound garbage sites.  Meetings were held with representatives of the dept. of municipal affairs ��� Mr. Jawanda  on planning, Mr. Woodward on  formation of garbage disposal  areas, and Mr. Cannon on building bylaws and the appointment of a building inspector.  Moves   were   made  to   engage  (Continued on Page 6)  N.   Richard  McKibbin  A   PERSONAL  INSURANCE   SERVICE  PHONE 886-2062 GIBSONS, B.C.  WE ARE OLD FASHIONED  ABOUT GOOD SERYICE  Our pharmacy is modern in appearance. We  carry a complete stock so you can almost always  get what you ask for. Our prescripton equipment is up-to-date and we operate our pharmacy efficiently using the latest inventory ideas  to insure that everything we supply will be  fresh and potent.  But we still have old fashioned ideas about  good service. Senior citizens will remember  when everyone who visited a pharmacy was  treated like a friend. Service was attractive, unhurried and dependable. That is the way we  still run our pharmacy. If you like attention,  where you are considered more important than  the purchase you make, then let us be yuor  personal pharmacy.  Your doctor can phone us when you need a  medicine. We will constantly endeavor to keep  abreast of the expanding activities in the field  of pharmacy ��� in this era of great change. We  pledge at all times to be in the position to offer the finest of pharmaceutical services.  KRUSE DRUG STORES LTD.  Rae W.  Kruse  Pharmaceutical Chemists & Druggists  Sechelt Gibsons  885-2238 886-2234  Dependability ��� Integrity ��� Personal Service  STORE HOURS ��� 9 a.m. fo 6 p.m. ��� FRIDAY 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  OPEN ALL DAY WEDNESDAYS  HELP REHABILITATE  THE HANDICAPPED On March 7 ALL electors in our District will vote on  ���'���'���' .'���'':'; ���'    "���' '...'..:..     ,--    .-���������..' ��� **��� " ���'.'.���' t  a Plebiscite (NOT a money by-law) to start a  -NOW!  (USING EXISTING SCHOOL PLANT AND FACILITIES)  Pioneer parents were not stopped by lack of buildings or teachers. They,  used existing premises ��� homes and churches ��� tor their schools.  Today we have a problem ��� similar in many ways.  We must provide our children with a type ot education that will train  them for today's world. Elementary and Secondary education is not enough!  A few years ago, your School Board working with nearby Boards and  concerned residents, aware of the fast-growing problem, found the solution ��� the community college.  In existence for many years in Canada and the United States, the community or regional college has proven its ability to provide vital post-  secondary education. Vancouver City College and Selkirk College, started  a few years ago, are now turning away applicants for lack of space.  Our children MUST be given equal opportunity for  what is today basic education!  If was decided, In view of the financial dilemma,  and realizing taxpayers desired fuller use of existing  school plants, to start a college in the most economical  way. Use the plant and facitif.es of West Vancouver  Senior Secondary School ��� and give the students of  the four Districts involved a 2-year community college  NOW!  When the plebiscite (NOT a money by-law) gives the  Council the "go-ahead" on March 7, if is hoped to  have the college in operation by September, 1968.  What is a  Who Needs this  Community College?       College?  A Community College is not a university, it is not a glorified  high school, it is not a vocational school. It is a composite institution offering:  1. A two year academic transfer programme equivalent to the  first two years of university. Students .transfer-into the third  year in our universities.  2. Two year technological courses.  3. Training and re-training courses for adults.  4. College preparation programmes for students wishing to enter  the College but who have not completed necessary secondary  school courses.  Persons who have the capacity for a university education  but who prefer to complete the first two years in a college closer  to home.  ��  Persons who desire a university education but who failed for  one reason or another to complete the necessary courses in high  school.  Persons who need technical, technological or semi-professional training for entry into the world of work.  Persons who are not certain of their career goals but who  wish to continue education beyond the hiigh school level.  Persons who wish to take "up-grading" and "refresher"  courses related to their own occupations.  Industry, too, will benefit in that more highly trained and  specifically skilled workers will be available.  VOLUNTEER  NOW!  COMMUNITY COLLEGE COMMITTEE  Comprising Sechelt, Howe Sound, West Vancouver and North Vancouver School Boards  If you believe the children of our District should be given equal opportunity  for post-secondary education, you can help in this information campaign.  Many hands make light work! Already a number of concerned citizens are  working for this college. We need your help, too.  Phone your School Board office at 886-2225 and volunteer for a  COLLEOt ��� NOW! Coast News, Feb. 8, 1968.       ^^  fOR SALE (COfft'd)  COMING EVENTS  SUNSHINE  Feb. 9: Local talent concert in  Hall,   Madeira,   8   p.m.  Feb.  9:   Roberts Creek Legion  meeting, 8 p.m.  BIRTHS  ROBINSON ������ To John and Ar-  lene Robinson, a son, on Jan.  21, 1968, at St. Mary's Hospital,  a brother for Debbie.  DEATHS  IRVINE ��� On Feb. 3, 1968,  Jessie Cementine Irvine, formerly of Gibsons, B.C. Graveside  funeral service Thurs., Feb. 8  at 11 am at St Hilda's Anglican  Churchyard cemetery, Sechelt.  Rev. B. Jenks officiating. HARVEY FUNERAL HOME, Gibsons, B.C., directors  WHEELER ��� On Feb. 14, 1968,  Elsie Mary Wheeler in her-80th  year, of Granthams Landing,  B.C. Survived by her loving husband Joseph, and nephew and  niece, England. Mrs. Wheeler  was a member of L A. to Royal  Canadian Legion 109, O.A.P.O.  No. 38 and the Howe Sound Women's Institute Funeral Wed.,  Feb. 7 at 12 noon, from the Family Chapel of the Harvey Funeral Home, Rev. H. Kelly officiated. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Mary's  Hospital,  Sechelt,  B.C.  CARD OF THANKS  I wish to thank all my friends  for the beautiful flowers, cards  and good wishes sent me while  I was in hospital and on my return home  ���Doris  Drummond.  FLORISTS  Wreaths and sprays  Lissiland   Florists  Phone 886-9345  Gibsons.  FLOWERS for all Occasions  GMfeer's Flower & Garden Shop  Phone 886-2463, Sechelt 885-9455  lost  Cat, male, black with white  tummy and paws, vicinity of  Cemetery and Reid Rd, 2 weeks  ago. Finder please phone 886-  7051.   PETS   Home wanted for 2 week old  part Lab female pup. Phone 886  2818 after 5 p.m.  WORK WAMTO  Dressmaking and alterations.  Muryl Roth, 886-7006.  Alterations and light sewing,  lla Lockhart, 886-2353.  For your painting, interior  and exterior, and paper hanging, phone David Nystrom,  886-7759.  Handyman, cabinet maker.  Saws and scissors sharpened,  reasonable. Phone Bill, 886-9902.  Professional painting, promptly.  Interior and exterior. Phone  886-2381.  MISC. FOR SALE  Part Arab horses. 886-2051.  Gray bed-chesterfield, good con  dition.  $20. 886-2581.  6 pc blond  Dinette Suite $60.00  Philips console  Television  $50.00  30" Electric stove  (full oven)    $79.00  32" Electric stove $29.50  McClary Wringer  Washer : ___ $39.50  Westinghouse Wringer  washer (with pump) __ $55.00  Desk (full glass top) $12.50  Frigidaire refrig. $53.50  2' x 3' table  (Arborite top)    $17.50  GOOD  QUALITY  GOOD BARGAINS  WYNGAERT ENTERPRISES  Gibsons, 886-9340  Refrigerator, $25. Phone 886-  9820.  Three plate glass tropical fish  tanks, sizes 50 gal., 15 and 7^_s  gal. Complete with filters and  air pump. All tnree $55. Can be  seen at 1163 Franklin Rd., after  5 p.m.  Electric pads, blankets, fry-  pans, toasters, waffle makers,  percs, tea kettles and knives.  All to go at 10% off till Feb. 15  Earl's in Gibsons  896-9600  400 fowl, 50c live, $1 dressed.  Dressed birds on order. 885-  2048.   8" table saw; electric winch;  platform scales; 23" TV. Phone  885-2116.  New, used and reconditioned  chain saws and outboards. All  makes and models.  CHAIN SAW CENTRE  Sechelt, Phone 885-9626  Giod local nay for sale, $1 a  bale  delivered.  Phone  946-6568.  See our large selection of wedding invitations and announcements at the Coast News  /  ELECTROLUX  SALES  &  SERVICE  for  Gibsons & Sechelt Area  GORDON HEWITT  Gibsons, B.C.  Ph. 886-2017  Dcitettn&--+  SPORTING  GOODS  Hardware and appliances  Where  your dollar has  more  cents  EARL'S IN GIBSONS  886-9600  Used electric and gas ranges,  also oil ranges. C & S Sales, Ph.  885-9713, Sechelt.  WANT��  Wanted to buy, 1 electric incubator, in good order. Phone after 5 p.m. 886-2746.  Second hand western or cavalry  saddle. Phone 886-9538 after 6  p.m.  Boat trailer for 17 ft. boat. Ph.  885-2116.  CARS. TRUCKS FOR SALE  '53 Pontiac, running order, $60.  Phone 886-9528.  1961 Volkswagen bus, or trade  for chain saw. Phone 886-2671.  1959 Buick 4 door sedan, radio,  snowtires, running. Will take a  trade. 886-9686.   By original owner, 1960 Zephyr  low mileage, good condition.  $500. Phone 886-7714.        1953 American Pontiac, good  shape, rebuilt motor, rebuilt  transmission, good radio, glass  and new rubber. Make reasonable offer. Dave Vernon, Gower  Point Road. 886-2887.  1955 Studebaker, radio, good  tires all round, snow tires on  T33.dc  1956 " Studebaker 4 door, 283  Chev motor, good tires, running  886-9686.  BOATS FOk SALE  16 ft. plywood fibreglass boat  with 45 Merc and boat trailer.  Phone 886-7180. ���   '  AHHODHCBHEHTS ~~  For membership of explosive re  quirements contact Wiljo Wiren  selling agent, Howe Sound  Farmers Institute, Reed Road,  Gibsons, 886-2014. Stumping or  ditching powder, dynamite, electric or regular caps, prima-  cord, etc.  PEDICURIST  Mrs.  F. E. Campbell  Selma Park, on bus stop  885-9778  Evenings by appointment  Alcoholics Anonymous, Post Office Box 294. Sechelt. Phone  886-9876.  We buy beer bottles. 25c doz.  brought to property, 20c if we  collect. Pratt Road Auto Wreckers, Chaster Road. Gibsons. 886-  9535.  For complete information on  Marine, Industrial and Liability  insurance; claims and adjustments, contact Captain W. Y.  Higgs, Marine Consultant, Box  339, Gibsons. Phones 886-9546,  and 885-9425.  r  COMPRESSED AIR  SERVICE FOR  Skindivers' and Firemen's  air tanks  SKINDIVERS AVAILABLE  FOR SALVAGE WORK  MARINE  ACCESSORIES  Paint, fibreglass, rope, canvas,  boat hardware  Gibsons, 886-9303  WALT  NYGREN  SALES  LTD.  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES  PROPERTY  Invest a small payment each  month in available choice view  property on the Sunshine Coast,  as a means of saving, plus the  potential of at least doubling  the value of your holding in 5  years. No better investment  anywhere! R. W. Vernon. Gower Point Roai, Gibsons, 886-2887  WELCOME BEACH -���Waterfront ��� Fully modern basement home on beautifully  landscaped property with  130 feet beach frontage and  commanding view of Welcome Passage from sundeck  Panelled living room has  fireplace, and sage green  wall to wall . broadftoom;  separate dining room. Autumn Breeze Arborite in all-  electric kitchen; separate  utility room with extra cupV  boards off kitchen; colored  vanity bathroom. Rec, room  and extra bedroom in basement. Auto-oil heating. Full  price  $23,500.  PENDER HARBOUR ��� Waterfront ��� Large fully serviced  lots with excellent year-  round moorage in sheltered  bay. Water piped to - each  lot; easy access off payed  highway. Priced from $5,500  SAKINAW LAKE ��� Your  choice of four highly desirable . waterfront lots on  this picturesque 6i_{ mile  lake just 3 hours from Vancouver. Lots average 80  feet on lake by 170 feet. Excellent fishing and water-  sports. Priced from $4,259  to $4,500. Terms.  For these and other choice  properties on the Sunshine  Coast, contact Frank Lewis  or Morton Mackay at Gibsons office. 886-9900.  FINLAY REALTY LTD.  Gibsons  and Burquitlam  Gibsons: Exclusive home site.  Large view lot overlooking  Georgia Strait. Approx. 140'  frontage on paved street.  Gibsons: Family home. Large  living room, Arizona brick fire,  place. Modern kitchen, mahogany cupboards. Four bedrooms  Automatic oil furnace. Car port.  Nicely landscaped lot- $15,000,  terms.  Money wanted for well secured mortgages and agreements  for sale.  SECHELT AGENCIES LTD.  Realty & Insurance  Gibsons  Call C. R. Gathercole  Office  886-7015        Res.  886-2785  Member of the Multiple Listing  Service of Vancouver Real  Estate Board  FOB RENT  3 room furnished self contained   suite,   Gibsons.   886-'9902.  1. bedroom, large newly decorated suite,  $65.  Ph.  886-2055.  1 bedroom duplex suite. $65.  Phone 886^2055  ���2   bedroom   furnished   duplex.  886-2887.  Large bachelor suite fully modern, self-contained, very central. Feb. 1. 886-2848.  New self-contained, separate  entrance suite, on waterfront.  Furnished. Beautiful view and  good beach. Also 2 bedroom  furnished duplex. Ideal for one  or  two.   886-2887.  BEST ACCOMMODATION  IN GIBSONS  MAPLE CRESCENT  NEW DELUXE APARTMENT  3 bedroom apartments vacant  now. F R EJE heat, washing  facilities, drapes, blinds, parking, water, garbage collection. Colored appliances and  plumbing. Luxury living at low  cost.  Phone 886-7049  PROPERTY FOR SALE  WATERFRONT HOME, Selma  Park, all electric, sandy beach,  well treed lot, 2 bedrooms, unfinished attic, carport view.  $18,000, Terms. Owner 885-9764.  Davis Bay, few slteps from sandy beach, 3 bedroom and rumpus room, liv. room, kitchen.  Auto-oil furnace. $12,000 f.p.  Terms H. Hill,v885-9764  SPECIAL  1 large double frontage view lot  ��� cleared ��� near good beach  and with good water supply ���  easy terms. R. W. Vernon, 886-  2887.  Gibsons waterfront lots available. Phone 886-2466.  GOWER POINT  Choice view residential lots,  cleared good water, also % ,  acre or more view lots near  good beach. Ideal for summer  homes or investment. Terms, or  discount for cash. R. W. Vernon  886-2887.  One semi-waterfront lot, Hopkins Landing. Phone 886-2466  EWART McMYNN  REALTY & INSURANCE  OFFICE   PHONES  886-2166 and 886-2248  MEMBER:  MULTIPODE LISTING, SERVICE  Best buy in 3 bedroom home:  3 acres   115 feet   on  blacktop  road, conv. to school, shopping  _and beach. 18 x 13 living rm w.  fireplace,; 22 x 9 kitchen .dining,  bedrms a good size, bathroom  complete. 220 wiring. A/ oil furnace. Fully insul. Some finishing required. $13,250 cash or  DVA, or best possible offers.  2 bedrm home, Roberts Creek  area: Finest views, close to  beach; fireplace, well : concr.  crib., level 1% acres; wired for  el. range; on bus route. Low  down payment and easy terms  on $8,900. 7  Excellent home, Gibsons area:,  handy "location; large living rm,  4 bedrms, modern kitchen and  ba., el. range included and el.  HW., wired for washer-dryer;  $7,000 down, 71/4%, owner could  carry 2nd mtge Full price $18,-  : 000. v Cash offers given every  consideration.  Hopkins   area:   2   developed  view lots, top side of highway;  100 x 110 ft. with septic tank,  field, power and water on, drive*  way. $4,500.  View lot, 100 ft: width, 175 ft.  length, lower side of highway at  Hopkins, $4,000  1 acre, with 30' beach access,  lot and '2 bedrm half-basement  home, and rental cottage: $15,-  000, Vz down  Business Opportunity!  E. McMynn 886-2500  Do Wortman 886-2393  .1.   Warn 886-2681  J. E. White        886-2935  Box 238, Gibsons, B.C.  Sechelt: Attractive 3 bedrm.  home on large view lot. Fully  serviced, wired for range. $12,-  600 on easy terms.  Two lovely lots 66 x 122 in  new residential area. The botth  of them for $3875.  Selma Park: Low down payment on $7000 gives immediate  possession cozy 4 room home  situated on view lot.  Gibsons: Well located one ac,  serviced. Terms on $3000.  Only $2500 down gives early  possession spacious 2 bedrm.  bsmt. home. Bright kitchen and  living room both with terrific  view. F. pic in living room, hard  wood floors throughout. Full  bsmnt has large extra bedrm.  Laundry rm. A/oil furnace.  $1500 down gives immediate  possession cozy ��3 rooms, nicely  panelled, lge. lot, good water  supply.  K. BUTLER REALTY  & Insurance  Gibsons, B.C.  Phone 886-2000  UNDERWRITING LIFE  & MORTGAGE INSURANCE  Representing  MONTREAL  LIFE INSURANCE Co.  CHARLES ENGLISH Lfd.  Real Estate and Insurance  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre  GIBSONS.  B.C.        Ph.  886-248J  FUELS  DO YOU NEED COAL?  Drumheller Lump        $31 ton  Drumhelltr Egg $30 ton  Heat Glow Briquettes $36 ton  PRATT ROAD  AUTO WRECKERS  Chaster Rd. (Honeymoon  Lane)  Gibsons ��� Ph. 886-9535  Alder, stove and fireplace \ ood  for  sale.   Phone  886-9861.  CONSTRUCTION  Everything ior your  building needs  GULF BUILDING S   PPLIES  Sechelt. Phone 885-2283  COAST NEWS WANT ADS  ARE BEST SELLERS  Phone 886-2622     Y  (Continued from page 1)  1967,   the   government  held  increases   to   a   maximum   of   5  mills   by   the    same   method,  have had a 9 mill increase.  Variations in budgetting was  mentioned with the problem  posed why when less'was spent  in 1967 than budget requirements the 1968 budget should be  increased. Ah explanation contained information that janitors  'might get up to eight percent  - more on "wages, as a generous  guess.  Why $8,000 for telephones?  The answer was there were 12  schools, two ^lines in Gibsons  board office and a direct line  to ��� Vancouver costing $130 a  month. The latter could be dropped if it was felt that it was  not necessary.  While dental service was unsettled there was the sum of  $1,700 in the budget to cover it;  The music; department costing around $30,000 in the 1968  budget had Sechelt's Councillor  . Morgan Thompson maintaining  a tremendous amount was spent;  on music and, he asked, what  are we getting out of it? Some  money should be spent on it, but  not at that amount, he added.  Chairman Don Douglas replied that he thought they were  getting something out" of it.  Many groups pressed the board  to get music started in the  schools. Trustee Mrs. M. Labonte added that music in the  schools was brought about by  the parent group and, she understood a petition was being  circulated that it be taught af-  er hours. A lot of parents were  of the opinion the equipment  was needed. ...'  Presentation  Thirty members and wives of  Local 801, Canadian Union of  Public Employees, attended a  social and business meeting in  the activity room of the Sechelt  Elementary School on Saturday  morning. The occasion was presentation of cameras to two of  its recently retired members.  Alf Clarke, chairman of Local  801, CUPE, presided and in awarding, the gifts spoke.. of ^the  good services completed by Wli-  liam Duncan with ten years as  custodian at Gibsons Elementary School and Raymond Hicks  six years custodian, Roberts  Creek School.  I III Kill SERVICES  ANGLICAN  St. Bartholomew's, Gibsons  8 a.m., Holy Communion  11:00 a.m., Church School  11:15 a.m., Mattins  7:30 p.m., Evensong  St. Aidan's, Roberts Creek  9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist  11 a.m., Church School  St.   Hilda's,   Sechelt  8 a.m., Holy Eucharist  9:30 a.m., Church School  11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer  Church of His Presence,  3 p.m., Holy Communion  St. Mary's Church, Garden Bay  7:30   p.m.   Evensong  UNIT��  Gibsons  11  a.m..  Divine  Service  Roberts Creek  2 p.m., Divine Worship  Wilson  Creek  11:15 a.m., Divine Worship  Also on 2nd Sunday of each  month at 3:30 p.m.  BAPTIST  CALVARY BAPTIST, Gibsons  Sunday service, 9:45 a.m.  Prayer Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thurs  BETHEL BAPTIST,  Sechelt  11:15 a.m., Worship Service  7:30 p.m.,  Wed.,  Prayer  Rev. A.  Willis  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  TABERNACLE  Member P.A.O.C.  886-2027  Highway and Martin Road  Evening Service 7:30 p.m.  Tues.   Bible  Study  &  Prayer  7:30 p.m.  Fri.   Clubs   &   Family Services  Sunday School 9:45 a.m.  Morning Worship 11 a.m.  GLAD TIDINGS  Sunday 9 a.m.  Preservice Worship  10 a.m. Church School  11 a.m. Morning Worship  7:00 p.m., Evangelistic Service  Tues., 7 p:m., Classes  Fri., 7 p.m., Clubs, all ages  ��� YRev. D. R. McLean  (By HON. ISABEL DAWSON)  Two rather unusual events  occurred on Thursday. I was,  to say.v the least, surprised and  rather amazed when the Minister of Labor stated that -the  Workmen's Compensaioh 7 act  would go to the labor committee for study, there was vocal  objection or outcry from the  NDP- opposition members,;Y I  would have thought there-would  have been desk thumping instead, especially as we all know  the B.C. Federation of Labor  had requested the action of the  minister.  However, one should be fair  about this, for all members of  the house recognize such vocal  protests as just that, protests,  that occur on most matters  brought up in the house. AH  members in the house, I am  sure, are in agreement that the  act should get complete airing  before passing through the  house and becoming law.  I am very pleased that I shall  be serving on the labor committee. During the past year or  so I have become particularly  interested in this matter of concern to bur working people.  During the week three members of the B.C. Federation met  with myself and I feel we had  a frank discussion on various  matters brought up which will  assist me in my own study of the  act.  Another event that came up  for discussion was the motion of  the attorney-general that the report of the Royal Commission  on Gasoline Prices be placed  before a special committee. This  report was before a committee  last session, and although it was  decided at the time to lay it  over until the 1969 session, because of strong requests for it  to be brought up again this  year, this has been done and as  a result goes to a special committee. I do not think thes opposition expected this to be done.  However after a very heated  debate and a division being  called, all the Liberal members  with only four NDP members  voted with the. government in  favor of it going to committee.  Standing committees have now  been appointed, and it looks like  some of these committees are  going to be very busy, indeed,  and this is good.  Tuesday evening I gave my  first speech and it was in main,  my report on what I had done  this past year although I did  speak on elderly citizens ous-  ing in some detail. On my next  speech which will be on the  budget, I will be going into more  detail on various phases of the  elderly citizen as well as the  riding itself. Date for this  speech is Feb. 23.  Movie News  Ever since Walt Disney Flub-  berized an undersized basketball team in a howler called  The Absent-Minded Professor,  the movie-going public has been  getting its biggest comedy kicks  from Walt Disney pictures. The  Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin,  playing at the Twilight Theatre,  Friday, Saturday and Monday,  is an uproarious spoof of the  gold rush era starring Roddy  McDowell, Karl Maiden and Suzanne Pleshette..  The next attraction, from  Tuesday to Friday next week,  The Alamo Lives Again, is one  of those rare epics for those who  saw it and can't forget it. The  Alamo, starring John Wayne,  Richard Widmark, Laurence  Harvey and co-starring Frankie  Avalon, is an historical spectacle recounting the deathless  tale of Texas freedom.  K & E Towing  & Auto Salvage  ROBERTS CREEK, B.C.  24-HOUR SERVICE  Phone 886-2810 THIS-IS WHAT-,HAPPENS when.a 570 foot long bulk carrier exerts its pressure against the;dock at Port Mellon. The vessel, the  Fjellange from Norway, a Star bulk carrier, caused $80,000 dam-  is    age to the dock Thursday evening of last week.  Prewers retinquisdx business  An active businessman in Gibsons for more than 20 years and  for the last 15 years, proprietor  of Marine Men's Wear Ltd.,  Vince Prewer and his wife Ann  have announced their retirement from retail activity with  the sale of their store;to Vancouver sales -executive Mr.  Floyd McGregor.  The Prewers came to Gibsons on Oct. 14, 1948 to operate  Ann's Coffee Bar followed by  two years at Port Mellon operating a drug store and coffee  shop, also Gibsons movie theatre for four years.  The new owner takes over  Thursday, on the 15th anniversary of the Prewer proprietorship. Vince and Anne plan to  remain in Gibsons and for the  next few months will assist the  new owner in getting accustomed to local conditions.  Mr. Prewer served in the Royal Canadian Armored Corps during World War II as personnel  offieerj National Defence H.Q.,  Ottawa and Camp Borden. Later  he was seconded to the Royal  Canadian   Mounted   Police   as  BLACK GLOVE FOUND  A black glove containing embroidery left in the premises  of Peninsula Plumbing can be  obtained by its owner on visiting the Coast News of fie.  r 'wmMuuu����raw��nnik_mHuwu��mwumimimmM����  SMALL CRAFT REPORT  Enquiries in the house of  commons by T. S. Barnett, Co-  mox-Alberni M.P. concerning  last year's Dr. Tom How report on recommendations concerning wharfage and small vessel harbor administration, revealed that the minister of  transport, Hon. Paul Hellyer,  is not in a position to answer  now. Mr. Hellyer explained it  was a complicated question and  suggested he would try and  have some information at a later date.  senior personnel officer charged with implementing the completely revised personnel department of the RCMP.. In his recent book, The Horseman, Commissioner C. W. Harvison (Ret.)  RCMP, wrote, "iri my view, the  change from the old methods of  recruitment and man-management to a modern approach to  this problem was one of the  most important developments in  the transition of the Force. With  out it progress in other t direc  tions would not have been so  easily made." '  On the completion of his assignment with the RCMP, Vince  Prewer retired in 1946 with the  rank: of Major.'Back in civilian  life, he soon.put to good use experience previously gained in  retailing in eastern Canada prior to the war and in Gibsons became a shrewd merchandiser in  men's wear. gaining the respect  and confidence of customers and  suppliers alike.  It  Continuing the policy of providing a showcase for local*ar-;  tists and craftsmen to stimulate  interest and inspiration for residents and visitors, the Art  Council Gallery will mount a  display of oil paintings b^Jo  McMillan  from  February 7 to  '17.     ��������� /   ,    ���'  The Mel McMillans have lived in Langdale for 20 years,  their children how grown with  families of their own,, Jo McMillan has time for painting.  Their house is gay with paintings, and canvasses are stacked  against a spare room wall.' The  artist claims that many are unfinished, but knowing when a  painting is finishecl and to leave,  well alone, is an art in itself  and takes years of experience  to acquire.  Jo McMillan's maternal grand i  father was a professional artist  who specialized in painting ceilings and was employed by Par-"  isians of the middle 19th century. Jo has-been painting for  some ten years and credits the  adult education painting class-,  es for her enthusiasm and any  success she may have had. Don  Roy was her first instructor,  putting across .from Keats" Island in a little boat, and she  has continued to enjoy the painting for pleasure classes with  Kay Wells and classes. arranged by the Vancouver Art Gallery   Women's   Auxiliary . with  Vancouver artist Gerald Tyler.  Don Roy and, his wife are pre-  . sen.ly .. warlcbng   in   Denmark,  his mother Mrs. Inez Roy lives  at the'Headlands in Gibsons.  ��� A    representative    group    of  ���...paintings, bright cheerful flower-compositions, restful landscapes and still life, gay designs, and an intriguing composition entitled Last Day of  School, because -.'not even the  left over paint on the palette  was wasted, has been chosen  for the gallery display. The gallery is open Wednesday through  Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m  A meet the artist social afternoon with coffee and cookies  will be held, on Saturday, Feb.  10, from 2 to 4 p.m.  ROCKNROLL CONTEST  '������������ The kiwanis Music Festival  has broken its'45-year tradition  ,of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms  and has included an dpeji class  for rock'n roll groups in its 1968  syllabus.  Any interested persons may  get a free copy of the syllabus  by writing of phoning the Kk  wanis M-usic Festival, 119 West  Pender St., Vancouver 3, B.C.,  phone 683-4730.      .  Festival officials believe it is  the first time on this continent  that an authoritative competition for combos has been organized in a festival of this  kind.  THE CHORALIERS Quartet of  Vancouver will sing at Elphinstone school auditorium, Friday  evening,. Feb. 9, starting at 8  p.m. It is the seventh year for  this group which co.ntains Bob  Brown, Bob Haskins, Gordon  Hardy, Gordon Veale and the  newest member, piano player  Brian Apps.  The   Choraliers   are   regulars  in churches of many denominations, Youth for Christ rallies,  conferences; and quartet concerts throughout western Canada and northwestern U.S. Whether on the concert stage, at a  wedding reception or banquet,  or in a church auditorium you  will sense through their singing  a sincere and dedicated religious experience and you'll  know that these men believe in  what, they sing. The Choraliers  travel many thousands of miles  each year singing the Gospel in  a manner that has left many  friends and a welcome to return wherever they go. .  There is-no charge for admission but a collection will be  taken. Quite a number of people of this area attended the,  concert in which this group appeared on April. 29, 1966.  Cpast News Feb.  8,  1968.       5  t"   .'���������". ;   .'���'���.'  Firemen have  busy night  Two fire calls Monday evening kept the Gibsons Volunteer  Fire Department busy. The first  was a chimney fire around 6,.pm  at the Henderson home, Soames  Point. This they let burn out as  it presented no danger.   :  Soon after 7 p.m., a second  alarm sounded for a fire one  block beyond the post office /on  the waterfront. This was a set  fire and part two of firemen's  training under the supervision  of Tom Hastings of the Vancouver Fire Marshall's office. The  first inside training period occurred Monday ; two weeks ago.  The building set alight for the  firemen's test was arranged  without warning and the rapidity  with which they responded and  the quick job done at the fire,  an old shed in the former Jorgenson property on the; waterfront at Prowse Road, revealed  the good training displayed on  the job.S  After the flames had been  controlled when it looked as  though the building faced com-  ��� plete destruction the firemen allowed the fire to spread again  to finish off the job.  The following letter was turned in to the Coast News Tuesday  morning:  Editor: Located as I am with  a direct view of our.firehall I  have for years been delighted  to note the way our firemen  respond to the siren's call. Monday around 6 p.m. two cars  were at the hall before the  sounds of the siren: had died  down.> In moments out comes  one "machine followed very  shortly by the second one.  In less than an hour we again  hear the siren and note spectacular flames, rising in the air not  far from the firehali. Again  most praiseworthy action. Recently the same promptness at  3 a.m. and some days later at  11:30 p.m.  We have every reason to be  proud of you boys, and I'm sure  I bespeak the heartfelt appreciation of the populace when I  raise my hat and say Bravo,  boys, well done.  ���Dave Rees.  Company public  Conversion from a private to  a public company by Norex  Uranium Ltd. was passed by  its shareholders last December,  arid the prospectus for issue of  250,000 shares at $1 was approved by the B.C. Securities Commission on Jan. 3.  In reviewing company history  Ralph Ernewin, president,  stressed that in the light of a  tremendously increasing demand for uranium, and a falling world supply, the company's  18,000 acres take on great significance since they are in the  Uranium City area.  ;.' Shareholders learned that  $150,000 will be spent on the  Stewart Island property in Lake  Athabaska this winter on a program of drilling, geological sur-  : veys and seismic studies.  Drill results obtained last November on Stewart Island represent values of from $44.10 per  ton to $106.96 per ton at $7.00  per lb. for uranium oxide.  The engineer's report by D.  R. Cochrane, professional engineer for.Geo-X Surveys, made  in December, says that exploration has revealed four widely  separated zones on Stewart Island. Cochrane also pointed out  that open pit methods would be  amenable if sufficient tonnage  is developed.  BEAUTIFUL  B.C.  Victoria, and Vancouver's  west^ end, are subjected in detail to the lens of the color  camera and the pen of the writer in the Spring 1968 edition  of Beautiful British Columbia  Magazine, published by the department of travel industry.  But plenty of room is left  for descriptions in words ami  * photographs of a walk along a  mountain trail near New Denver, and an article on Highway 16 wandering between  Prince George and Prince Rupert.  WLENTiNE  - SfNTlMf NTS  Valentines & Valentine  Gifts for all.".-  CARLTON CARDS for all occasions  STATIONERY ��� SCHOOL ��� OFFICE SUPPLIES  af CITY PRICES  BOOKS for Boys and Girls at  GILMORE'S VARIETY SHOP  Open six days a week 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  except  Friday  until 9  p.m.  Phone   885-9343  Can your  outlets  do the  job right!  Want full benefit from your Mod  era electrical appliances?  Let us  add outlets to add to home convenience.  Use the B.C. finance plan. Add  the cost of electrical work to  your light bill.  Up to five years to pay  McPhedran Electric  LTD.  Phone 886-9689  I -y��nieA *��y*}n Hearts  For Her on Valentines Day  Wednesday, February 14  Chocolates  by  MOIRS ��� NEILS0NS  ROWNTRHES ��� CADBURY  SMILES 'N CHUCKLES  BLACK MAGIC  Toiletries Specially for Her  CHANEL,   FABERGE,   YARDLEY,   DESERT  FLOWER,  EVENING  IN   PARIS,   COTY,   DuBARRY,   SI   BON,  APHRODISIA,  FANCY   SOAPS   &   COLOGNE  All Waiting your Choice at���  KRUSE  DRUG STORES Ltd.  Gibsons  Ph. 886-2234  Sunnycrest  Plaza  Ph. 886-2726  Sechelt  Ph. 885-2238^,  '    '������ -I/!' Ferry change Regional  Coast News, Feb. 8, 1968.  New schedules on most British Columbia Ferries routes  will go into effect on Feb. 16.  These will be tailored to meet  the actual needs of each route  and are the result of a complete traffic study recently  undertaken by the Ferry Authority, says Ferry Authority  press release.  The study was made to assess  the effects of the construction  of platform decks on many of  the larger ships and the resulting increase in vehicle capacity. It was found that certain  services presently maintained  on the weekend during off-peak  seasons were unnecessary. The  new schedules are designed to  provide adequate service on all  routes while ensuring that these  routes are not over-serviced.  CREDIT UNION OFFICE  SATURDAY 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  TUESDAY to FRIDAY  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  CREDIT UNION BLD.  Sechelt, B.C.  Ph. 885-9551  WANTED  Used furniture or what  have you  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  AL'S USED FURNITURE  Gibsons ��� 886-28121  Special  Valentine  BINGO  19 GAMES $15  $100 TO GO  CHOCOLATES  MEMBERSHIP PRIZE  FRIDAY, FEB. 9  8 p.m.  SECHELT INDIAN HALL  Valentine Portrait  SPECIAL  Three 5 x 7s  Black and White  Complete with Folder Mount  $9.75  Prices  for color on request  BILL PRICE  Ph.  886-9361  for Appointment  sleeve  Roll up your  to save JL  a life... Tr  BE A BLOOD DONOR  (Continued from Page 2)  a UBC graduate student to do  planning work during the summer. Departments of Land, and  Highways were requested to  keep the district informed on  subdivision plans and leases.  April: Recreation was discussed and attempts were made  to obtain clarification of the  district's role in the two recreational fields those of the  dept. of education and of the  dept. of recreation and conservation. The district's interest  in the Chapman Lake watershed was indicated to both the  forestry dept. and the water  resources branch. Mr. Jeromy  Barford was engaged to carry  out planning work under the  supervision of the dept. of municipal affairs. The Bullock report on water supply in the  West Howe Sound area was received.  May and June: Petitions were  received from Gibsons Heights  residents concerning water supply and the villages were approached regarding retaining  a solicitor. The water resources  branch were requested to carry  out a study for water supply  in the Roberts Creek area. The  Municipal Offices annual conference was held in Victoria,  and I attended all sessions.  August: Meetings were held  with Mr. Martin Dayton, prof,  eng. concerning a study of" the  whole district and he was subsequently appointed to do this  work. The school board was approached regarding the possibility of the two boards using  the same premises. Mr. F.  Reyburn was appointed as  building inspector, Mr. Colin C.  McQuarrie, Q.C, as solicitor.  The Sechelt area garbage dump  was brought into use.. The inclusion of Bowen Island in the  district was successfully opposed by the board.  September: The Gower Point  property owners requested help  in obtaining water and the  board made arrangements for  that area to receive specific  attention within the overall  study. The inclusion of water  . supply as a function was. discussed by the board with the  deputy minister of municipal  affairs. A delegation from the  board accepted an invitation to  attend the annual meeting of  the UBCM at Prince George.  October: A report from IBM  on data processing of our records and possible billing procedures was discussed. Garbage referenda were prepared  and it was decided not to refer  the inclusion of water supply  as a function to the electors  until more information was  available. Approaches were  made to the Indian Band to  place a member on ;the advisory planning commission.  November: Election and ref-  enda procedures were decided  and discussion continued with  the Health Unit regarding the  use of the board's building inspector. A meeting of all regional district secretaries was  called by the minister of municipal affairs in Victoria to  study and exchange views on  regional districts and hospital  districts. I attended and found  it very valuable and informative.       Y  December: The location of  the new highway was referred  to the technical planning committee, action was taken to  speed up the acquisition of the  West Howe Sound and Pender  garbage sites. The returning officers report on the election  and referenda was received and  the provisional budget approved.  ARE YOU A CAMPER?  Camping can be fun, especially in congenial company. There ,  are ten Travel Trailer Clubs in  B.C. and many beautiful and interesting places to camp within  100 miles af Vancouver. Campers go out for weekends all  summer long and have wonderful times. All that is needed is  some kind of trailer or camper  and enthusiasm. Anyone who is  interested    could    call 886-2196  for more information.  nii��HiinnininiiiiiH\)imimnnmm'.nmiiinHiin��im��nmm��. i  Harry yilqfeerts; aix author  Carlton  Press  of New  York  announces that a book-publish-,  ing agreement has been signed  with  Louis   Harry  Roberts  for  the publication of his new book  entitled.; The   Trail   of   Chack-:  Chack.  The book is  scheduled  for release later this yean  Amusing, amazing, unforgettable adventures" pf a private  navigator of, Cana _ti an waters,  The Trail; of 7 Chack-Chack by  Louis Harry Roberts, takes us  from the first and only time be,  hoisted canvas inY England,  through his family's migration  in 1800 when he was, 16, to British Columbia and to his tortured night stranded on a small"  steamboat in the middle of the  raging whirlpools and the eventual building pf the Skipper's  own rig which he named Chaek-  Chack:   Chinook for; bald-eagle.  In the early days, when the  author, was sailing j inland  aboard tf.jp Fern,' men^pok "the  law in their own handsYarid did  what they vfelt must be done.  Spectacular   and .yet   tenderly  personal   and   directly   expressed, it is written not so much  as a log of sailing days but as  , reminiscences   to   intrigue   the  reader. r . ���.;'��� ;:-"������'  Living in the-rustic and equally majestic locale of Billings  B^y, British Columbia, where  he grew up and was raised, Mr.  Roberts now1 makes his home  with his wife Marjorie who collaborated on this effort. Mr.  Roberts is a well known naturalist and has jseen various of his,  pain-frigs of outdoor scenes, exhibited _in the Vancouver Art  Gallery. This is his first published work.  WATER PETITION  Hopkins Landng Water Users'  Community is 'planning to enlarge  and. improve- its present  * water sysienoC, 'the enlargement  to include part of D.L. 1402. The  present plans include a well,  new storage tank, arid connecting piping. If the full plan is  carried out water rates for users are expected to be about  $60 and for non-users and va-  Icant lots about $25.  In order to firiance this, an  Improvement District must be  formed arid a petition to do so  must be signed by a majority  of the property owners in the  area. Those in favor will sign  a petitiori and return it by Feb.  15.  VETERAN newsman Ron Col-  lister is CBC's new senior parliamentary correspondent,- reporting for CBC radio and television news from Parliament  Hill. Collister, 38, has a wealth  of experience in news journalism.  CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE  Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Thursdays -11 a.m!, to 7 p.m.  Saturdays 3:30 p.m. to <7 p.m.  Post Office Building, Sechelt  Telephone  885-2333  NOTICE  Doctor of Optometry  204 Vancouver Block   "  Vancouver, B.C.  Announces he will be in Sechelt  ^ FEB. 12  For an appointment for eye examination phone  Sechelt Beauty Parlor 8��5-952S  If anyone desires any adjustment or repair to their  j   present glasses I. will be pleased to be of service  ��  9  geous  B.(_T^p��rtof  Trans-Canada  Telephone Syst-m  Dial away the miles to her heart!  What does a red-blooded B.C. boy do when Ms Valentine happens to be  miles away and he doesn't have the price of the plane ticket? Naturally, he  dates her by phone, the very next best thing to being there! Even if she lives  in St. John's, Newfoundland, a three minute call after 6 p.m. costs only $1.95  ��� appreciably less if she's in Alberta or B.C. So you might really splurge  on this special day and spend six minutes with her, or even twelve. Think  what the dinner and dancing would have cost you ... then pick up. that  phone and dial away the miles to fier heart!  B.C.TEL  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE COMPANY TWIN CREEK LUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES Ltd.  ,  Phone 886-2808  Everything for your building  needs  Free Entiriiates  At the Sigh of the Chevron  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  & MARINE SERYICE Ltd.  Machine   Shop  Arc  &  Acty  Welding  Steel Fabricating  Marine Ways  Automotive & Marine Repairs  Standard Marine Station  ������'-'���������'    Phone 886-7721  Res.  886-9956 ��� 886-9326  APPLIANCES  Radio, Appliance & TV Service  Live  Better Electrically  GIBSONS ELECTRIC Ltd.  Authorized GE Dealer  Phone 886r9325  RAY NEWMAN PLUMBING  SALES & SERVICE  Hot  Water  Heating  Building & Alterations  Davis   Bay  Rd.,   R.R.1,  Sechelt ���  Ph.   885-2116  GULF BUILDING SUPPLIES  Everything for your building  needs  Sechelt ��� Ph. 885-2283  PENINSULA TV  Servicing Gibsons, Sechelt,  Pender Harbour'  Any make, including color  Phone collect for service  883-2430        '  Bill   Peters  TASELLA SHOP  Ladies ��� Mens ���  Childrens  Wear ��� Yard Goods ��� Wool  and Staples ��� Bedding  Linens  Dial 885-9331  Sechelt, B.C.  OPTOMEjTRIST  FRANK E. DECKER  BAL BLOCK ��� GIBSONS  WEDNESDAY  FOR APPOINTMENTS  886-2166  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION  &  MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Phone 886-2231  From 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Res. 886-9949  RICHARD F. KENNETT  NOTARY PUBLIC  GIBSONS, B.C.  Phone:   Office   886-2481  TILLICUM CHIMNEY SERVICE  Chimneys,  Eaves and Drains  cleaned and repaired  Painting ��� Janitor Service  Gardening and Odd Jobs  R. BARCLAY  Sechelt  885-2094 ��� 885-2191  All Work Guaranteed  ,rr  EATON'S  "WHERE-T0G0  TRAVEL SERVICE  Travel Agent for all your  Travel Needs  MARGARET  MacKENZIE  Sunnycrest Shopping Plaza  Gibsons ��� 886-2232  Head Office  515 West Hastings St., Van.  G M FURNACE SERVICE  Box 65, Gibsons  Expert oil burner repair  service night or day  Phone  886-2468  885-2064  LEN WRAH TRANSFER  Household Moving & Storage  Phone 886-2664 ��� R.R.1 Gibsons  SIM ELECTRIC Ltd.  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  PARKINSON'S HEATING Ltd.  Gibsons  ESSO  OIL FURNACE  No Down Payment ��� Bank Int.  Ten Years Jo Pay      7  Complete line of Appliances  for Free Estimates call 886-2728  NEVENS RADIO & TV  DEALER  FOR  PHILIPS  ZENITH  FLEETWOOD  RCA VICTOR  SALES &  SERVICE  To all Makes  Phone   886-2280'  PENINSULA PLUMBING  HEATING & SUPPLIES  (Formerly Rogers Plumbing)  on Sechelt Highway & Pratt Rd.  SALES   &   SERVICE  Port Mellon ��� Pender Harbour  Free Estimates  Phone 886-9533  Have  your garbage  removed  Phone  KELLY'S  GARBAGE COLLECTION  T--866-2283  Langdale to Roberts Creek  including Gower Point  US TRANSPORT Ltd.  Phone 886-2172  Daily Freight Service to  Vancouver  Local pickup and delivery  .service  Lowbed hauling  SECHELT TOWING & SALVAGE  LTD.  SCOWS     ���    LOGS  Heavy Equipment Moving  & Log Towing  Phone 885-9425  L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Cement Gravel, Backhoe &  Road Gravel, Loader Work  Sand & Fill  Septic Tanks & Drain Fields  Phone 885-9666  A. E. RITCHEY  TRACTOR WORK  Clearing ��� Grading  Excavating ��� Bulldozing  Clearing  teeth  FOR  RENTAL  Arches, Jacks, Pumps,  Air Compressor, Rock Drill,  Concrete  vibrator  Phone   886-2040  ROY & WAGENAAR  LAND SURVEYING  SURVEYS  1525 Robson St.  Vancouver 5 Ph. 681-9142  Zenith 6430  Sechelt 885-2332  -V  CMM-3  For all your heating  requirements  Agents   for'  ROCKGAS PROPANE  Also Oil Installations  Free estimates  FURNITURE  Phone 885-9713  0CEANSIDE FURNITURE  & CABINET SHOP  Custom   built   cabinetry  for  home and office  KITCHEN SPECIALISTS  R. BIRKIN..���' 886-2551  Beach  Ave.,   Roberts 'Creek  MURRAY'S GARDEN  IMSUWLIB  LANDSCAPING ��� PRUNING  ,Gower Point Roiad  Box 190:^ Gibsons  Phone 886-2919  McPHEDRAN ELECTRIC Ltd.  Residential ��� Commercial  Industrial Wiring  ELECTRICAL HEATING  SPECIALISTS  Gibsons ��� 886-9689  !      ���     . >       ���  Serving Port Mellon  to  ��� Pender Harbour  CHAIN SAW CENTRE  SECHELT, B.C.  Dealers for:  Jacpbson Power Mowers  McCulloch   ���   Homelite  .  Pioneer ��� Stihl  .Canadian Chain Saws  Chryser. and Johnson  >���'��� Outboards  ;*  Parts for Maintenance & repairs  also overhaul & winter storage  of outboard motors  ~     Phorie 885-9626  SICOTTE BULLDOZING Ltd.  ��� ROAD BUILDING  ��� LAND CLEARING  ��� ROAD GRADING  Phorie 886-2357  SUNSHINE COAST TRAILER PARK  1 mile west of Gibsons on Hiway  Roomy  Parking,   Plenty  of Water  Large recreation area  Bus passes park site-  '    Phone 886-9826  THRIFTEE DRESS SHOP  "WHERE  FASHIONS   START"  Your Foremost Ladies  Wear  Gibsons ���886-9543  EXCAVATIONS  foundations  trees removed  clearing & road bldg.  gravel, navvy & fill  A. Simpkins ��� 885-2132  BRICKLAYING  lSlAMp__J  Coast News  Phone 886-2622  Editor: May we through your  columns, express, our sincere  appreciation and thanks to the  many people who extended their  good wishes, hospitality and  assistance when we recently  had a sizeable landslide at our  home on Franklin Road. We  want them to know that their  interest and though .fulness was  indeed heartwarming.  <- Space does not permit the  mention of the names of all  those kindly people but we especially appreciate the prompt  action of Ray Johnson in arranging for transport of fill for  us and we thank Ray and his  driver Dick Rottluff for their  hard ,work and untiring effort  on our behalf. ������ Colin and  Sally Dobell.  Mr. P. Wilson, Secretary-  Treasurer, School District (46)  ,Seche_t:  I would like to draw your  attention to the parking situation on School Road by the  Gibsons Elementary School.  Not only do I think it poor,  but very dangerous for the little tykes that ^have to cross  the road to walk down the  hill on the left hand side, which  they are taught to do, to walk  facing   the   traffic.  At the present time, vehicles  are allowed to park on the  right side of the highway going down the hill, blocking the  view for other drivers, for any  child leaving the school  grounds  onto   School  Road.  Would it not be more feas-  able to have parking on the  right side of the highway coming up the hill, giving both the  children and the operators of  vehicles better vision of what  is coming along the road?  As you must have seen,  many, many, times yourself,  the high rate of speed some  of these motorists travel along  thereYno child or operator  would have a chance to stop,  should one of these children  dart out from between, one of  these parked cars.  Are we going to wait until  one of these children is fatally  injured, or are we going to do  something  now?  I trust you will bring my letter to the attention of the board  members at your next meeting.  Mrs.  H.  D.  Emmery  Mr. Peter Wilson,  Secretary-Treasurer,  School District No. 46 (Sechelt)  Dear Mr. Wilson:    ,  The attached letter from the  Motor Vehicle Branch is self-  explanatory; I trust the elected  members of our local school  board No. 46 will take immediate steps as outlined in the  letter, and that all improvements necessary to afford the  children some measure of safety will be undertaken immediately.  ���Patricia Fromager.  Mrs. Patricia Fromager,  Hillcrest Avt., R.R.,. l,  Gibsons, B.C  ���Dear Madam:  This is to acknowledge receipt  of a copy of your letter dated  January 16, 1968, addressed, to  Mr Peter Wilson, secretary-  treasurer, Sechelt School District No. 46. The matters which  you discussed in your letter  are dealing with enforcement  and it is noted you have also  forwarded a copy of this communication to the NCO in  charge, Royal Canadian Mounted Police at Gibsons, B.C. It  would therefore appear that if  any investigation was required  the initial steps should be taken by the police authorities.  I am sure this matter can be  adequately handled through your  school   district   to   the   Royal  Canadian Mounted Police, however should you feel  that this  office should be advised of any  further development I would be  very pleased to hear from you.  In the meantime, I have asked the stationery department of  the Queen's Printer to forward  a Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations to you.  G. Moore, Administrative df-  ficer, Accounts and audit division, Motor Vehicle Branch.  Editor According Yto the  original charter of the Board  of Trade in this part of the  country the Gibsons Board of  Trade or Chamber of Commerce as it is known by now  extends to cover the Roberts  Creek-district. I have a certified copy of the original charter. I have lived here for 12  years and I have yet to see  anything that has been done  for Roberts Creek.' ' ��� s'  When it was announced in  your paper that the wharf here  was to be pulled down what  did the Gibsons Board of Trade  do to see that a perfectly good  wharf was not pulled down. 1  was the one who contacted the  local M.P. and told him the  wharf was not going to be'pulled down and got him to come  out and, in company with Dr.  White and myself' we went to  look it over. After*an examination of it the local M.P. had  to  agree   with   Dr.   White   and  Coast News, Feb. 8, 1968.       7  me that it was good for 25  years. Now we have the Propane Gas headquarters for the  district located^ there with one  large supply tank and I am  reliably informed they are going to ^put in two more tanks  as the business expands. And  the wharf was not given to  them by the Federal government either they paid a gcod  price for it. The Gibsons Board  of Trade and the M.P. for the  riding were quite satisfied to  see it pulled down.  We are supposed to be able  to get our mail at the Post  Office here any time after 10  a.m. If the mail is delivered in  time our very excellent pos'-  master and his splendid assistant are right on the job to sort  it. It often comes in late, this  morning I called for my mail  at 10:45 and was told it was  not in yet. Gibsons receive their  mail on the same truck, has  the wonderful Chamber of Commerce there done anything to  get us decent mail service?  Have they complained to the  P.M. General at Ottawa? It is  a safe bet that they have not.  I doubt if they even know that  the mail is often quite late in  being delivered.  We have what is called a  Community Association here  but it is in the same class as  the Gibsons Chamber of Commerce. They put up a real Centennial rock with a large arid  small plaque on it. On Sept. 17  about 4 p.m. I was passing by  and one of the five teenagers  standing by the rock called rric  over. He showed me how thre^  of the useless holding bolts ha'rl  been removed from the big  plaque. I promptly telephoned  the chairman of the Centennial  committee and suggested th~i  he come down and remove tho  plaque and have it put up properly.  He came down and called at  the house after he had removed the plaque and told me ho  had it in his truck so I suppose  he took it to his house. It has  not been put up yet. Some livo  organization- this . R;C. Community Association now. ��� B.  L. Cope.  A>  WllOaaaaOOps! Splash! Quick! Get help on  the spot. You'll find CLEANERS & DYERS fast in the  YELLOW PAGES. Where your fingers do the walking.  Andy Capp 8       Coast News, Feb. 8, 1968.  i_. _._   .-fr .to.  THE BAKE SALE held at the Co-op store on behalf of the Timber  Trail Riding Club was a huge success. From left to right, Mary  Solnik, Gwen Nimmo, Dorothy Robertson and Joyce Price.  TWILIGHT THEATRE  ^   ��,��� ���,.,# ��� oM(lltM��*��IMItMnMMIt*��*Mti��IMIIIIt��IM��*��M<* ���������������<  FRI. 9; SAT. 10; MON. 12 at 8 p.m., Out at 10:20  Also SATURDAY at 2 p.m.  WALT  it  o4^��s��  ^t^.a^njc  WmSUL * PLSSHEWE - MftLDEN  ���____LKr__..__���_____      S*��3^M<��t_'        *��.��w�����-     -����n*'  !:   5  ill   UV*'*'_i:. &HAVrU'V  * ��JiI. iNDKSSON   - jA\��k�� Nfc"iL50>t  ;l J  > "~(\  TTwhnJtiftor  TUES. 13; WED. 14; THURS. 15; FRI. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Out 10:30  WV....    ...Wv...,,..v.,-......^v:....���,.���.--;.....;.:<.������ ,....���..-.  ,...��sv     .���...��v...;..;,��-.-.-.j;.v,<,/.-:>jwv^.:-.:,vvv,.,,. ..��vv��^����^v��w&:;��<v.        w-     SAC*  JOHN WAYNE -RICHARD WIDMARK-UURftfCE HAflVEY*  M  "i:-"- vC,  T**E ALAMO  '_**��**�����.����       ��       -     *      , *. LIVES AGAIN!  m  1  1  |  I  1  1  1  Just Arrived for  i  i  ��  Valentine's toy. Wed.;; Feb. 14 j  BIRTHST0NE RINGS            LOCKETS, Heart-shaped |  ALASKA BLACK               BIRTHSTONE PENDENTS I  DIAMOND PENDENTS                and EARRINGS I  PIERCED-L00K and PIERCED EARRINGS I  Your Valentine Gift Store I  L & J Jeweiiry  LEN and JEAN FOX  Cowrie   St.,   SECHELT  ���  Phone   885-9420 |  iWMB3_��l-miB8mBn^^  (By MARIE FIRTH)  Mrs. Amy Bryant was hostess  to ten women representing all  denominations 'of churches oh  Jan. 29 at a meeting to arrange  for the Women's World Day of  Prayer this year at St. Hilda's  Anglican Church in Sechelt.  Under the sponsorship of the  World Council of Churches, consisting of all denominations, the  Day of Prayer will be held on  Friday, March 1 at 2 pVm.  The annual Firemen's Dinner  and Dance was enjoyed by over  50 people in Sechelt's Legion  hall on Saturday. The delicious  dinner of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding was catered by  TMr. and -Mrs. Guy Winning of  Ole's Cove.  Mr. Gordy Hall presented a  thank you on behalf of all of  the residents of the local fire  district to the hard working and  conscientious firemen, mostly  volunteers, who have attended  over 1,000 fires in the 20 years  they have been in. operation.  The fire department, also runs  the local ambulance service  with "qualified first-aid attendants on each trip.  Mr. Vic Franske proposed a  toast to the wives of the firemen who so often are sitting  waiting at home while their  husbands are putting out fires,  taking patients to hospital or  rescuing cats out of trees, or  merely attending one of. the  regular practices.  Mr. Dick Branca then started the introductions of all the  men present and their companions. The new executive was  then read off, presenting Fire  Chief Tom Robilliard, Assistant  Fire Chief Maurice Hemstreet,  Captain Tom Gory and Captain  Butch Ono. Fire Chief Tom Robilliard accepted with thanks  and hopes for a good year in  1968. The dinner and speeches  were followed by dancing which  was enjoyed by all.  A reminder to all O.A.P.O.  members not to forget the date  of the next regular meeting in '  the Sechelt Legion Hall. A good  turn-out is expected on Feb 15  at 1:30 p.m;  BOWLING  E & M BOWLADROME  High triple and single for the  men this week, Red Day, 787  (283). For the ladies high triple  and single, Maureen Sleep 748  (317).  Ladies Coffee: Hazel Wright  516, Vera Farr 566, Ivy Richards 510, Dena Wilson 503, Tina  Vanderhorn 516, Eleanor Pen-  fold 624 (241), Georgine Mack-  lam 603, Ann Johnson 611 (248),  Marion Lee 253, Lorraine Werning 534, Therese Jenkins 507,  Marg Peterson 518, "Alice Day  510, Diane Skytte 310.  Gibsons A: Alice Day 243,  Frank Nevens 619 (259), Pat  Herman 604 (240), Maureen  Sleep 748 (317), Carol McGivern  674  (269).  Teachers Hi: Herb Lowden  607 (256), Beryl Williams 250,  Bob Blakeman 253, Gene Yablonski 752  (243,  250,  259).  Commercials: Evelyn Shad-  well 600, Jack Lowden 255, Mary  belle Holland 604 (246), Murray  Crosby 614, Marion Alsager 719  (263, 262), Pearl Feeney 609  (240).  Port Mellon: Glyn Davies 626  (263), Red Day 787 (251, 283,  253), Don MacKay 614 (247),  Frances Scorgie 240.  Bantams: Debra Pednault 286  (168), Randy Whieldon 254,  Bruce Green 243, Debbie Sicotte  343 (223), Cindy Whieldon 239.  In Court  Harvey J. Higginson of Granthams was fined $50 on an impaired charge and his license  was suspended three months as  the result of an accident.  John Karateew, a minor, was  fined $50 for being in a liquor  bar and $50 for being in possession of liquor.  Richard Flumerfelt was fined  $50 for passing traffic near  Granthams when unsafe.  SCOUT OFFICIAL NAMED  At the annual family dinner  meeting of the Vancouver-  Coast Region Boy Scouts of Can  ada, Norman Burley of Sechelt  a keen Scouters, was elected  one of three vice-presidents oh  the region executive, Norman  Rudolph, Port Mellon, continues  as assistant regional commissioner.  SOCCIR  Division 4:    ~  :    297 -.1, Residential Totems 1;  Division 6:  Sunday:    Gibson's   Legion   2,  Residential Braves ���. 0. y -y  Saturday: Gibsons Legion 1,  Res Braves 0. Y  Gibsons Legion wins the right  to provincial finals.     -  Division 7: >  Gibsons Cougars 0, Sechelt  Timbermen  2. ,  Sechelt   Timbermen   win   the  right to provincial finals.  ,   Canfor Tigers 4, Shop Easy 1.  ROBERTS CREEK  ��� ��� ��� ��� \  (By MADGE NEWMAN)  Mrs. A. Heath was a visitor  to Coquitlam on Saturday  where her mother, Mrs. E. M.  Towler,...-. celebrated her 97th  birthday. Mrs. Towler; who was  born Yin 7_5radford,7,Yorkshire,  came ���ib Roberts, Greek in 19l8  with her husband and daughter, Irene. They were joined by  their son, Ed, and his English  bride, when he returned from  World War 1. 7 Y-.  Following the death of her  husband, E. W. Towler, in 1925,  Mrs. Towler moved to Vancouver, but has made many trips  to the Creek since then. She  was unfortunate in being hospitalized during-the early part  of January ;but is recuperating  and getting along'well.  GIBSON*  FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT  22  FIRE HALL - Gibsons  BINGO  FEBRUARY 8  8 p.m. Sharp  NO GAMES LESS THAN 510  GOOD NEIGHBOR GAME PAYS  $10 and $2.50 each side  20lh game 50 calls $100  51 calls $75  21st game all proceeds  to winners  V-/ ;" to  Gladys and Floyd  M  the new owners  y of  Marine Men's Wear  May you have as many rewarding years in the  conduct of your new venture . . . and have the  good fortune to serve as many loyal customers  and friends as we have during our 20 years in  business  in  Gibsons.  In turning our business over to Mr. McGregor,  we ask the continued patronage and loyalty of  bur host of customer-friends . . .and assure you  of his keen desire to serve you well and to earn,  even as. Anne and I, the confidence of the people  of Gibsons and the Sunshine Coast.  It is our intention to.continue to make our home  in Gibsons and for the present will remain at the  store assisting the new owners get well settled  in the business.  Vince and Anne Prewer,  Marine  Men's   Wear  Ltd.,  Marine Drive ��� Gibsons.  Gospel of Concert Singing  Friday, February 9  8 p.m,  Elphinstone School Auditorium  by  The  Choraliers  Quartet  an interdenominational group  Now In their 7th year and their second appearance  in Gibsons  ADMITTANCE FREE ��� SILVER  COLLECTION

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