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 Provincial Libraryj  Victoria, B. C. >��� ���>  Published at Gibsons,  B.C.  Phone 886-2622  Volume 23  Number 49, December 23, 1970.  10c per copy  Recognizing - the sincerity of  the Selma Park Connmunity association fact-finding committee  brief concerning the Construction Aggregates gravel project  in Sechelt area, the Regional  District board executive committee after going into the matter with the fact-finding committee, caime to the conclusion that  tinder the circumstances no furtherTaction is recommended at  present. .     .  Here is the report made at last  Friday's board meeting by Director J. Lome Wolverton' following committee' deliberations  on the previous Wednesday  night: -.        -  The executive committee with  Director Slade met on^Dec. 9 to  study the brief as- submitted by  a committee of the-JSelma Park  Coimmuhity Association as instructed.  At that meeting the letter from  Construction Aggregates Ltd.  dated Dec. 7 was available. Also availalble for interview were  M.S. Taylor, general.manager  and Tim Arnold >from that firm.  The committee concluded that  the letter ^printed below) presents an accurate statement of  the state of negotiations among -  the various public and private  bodies concerned as they stand  today. It also answers, we feel,  the intent of the questions submitted by the Community Asso  ciation's committee.  The actions - of the Regional  District board to date include  an approval in principle of the  preliminary plan for a gravel  operation. This approval is subject to further approvals and  did permit the firm to proceed  further with its various applications and studies. The board was  satisfied that the firm was giving serious consideration to the  various features of public concern such as pollution.  The board.did hot enter any  objections to the application for  lease of D.L. 2372 except for retention of the rightis for the water mains and reservoir.  Questions on the possibility of  the Regional District providing  the water supply to the plant  were included in the. discussions  with the firmV ehgineers: but no  definite conclusiohswere drawn.  The firm, through use of their  equipment available during their  surveying, assisted the Regional  District and the federal government to install a water meter on  Chapman Creek. This meter was  installed to gain the information  'which all three groups, vitally  require.  The committee recognizes the  sincerity of the concern expressed by the brief. However, under the circumstances no further action is recommended at  present.  More fire hydrants needed  Sechelt 'Fire ' l^otection Dis-  v trict officials have asked for  standardization of\hydrant outlets"' in,, the \ Davis Bay-Wilson .  Creek area. The firemen of Sechelt fire department, which  covers the^ districtalso suggest  more firehydrarits be made available. 7 : ~  Gibsons   area'fire committee  which   has   not -yet   registered  their desire before the Region  board also  are  reported to be"  Construction figures up  seeking more hydrantf; in rural  areas.  The Regional Board learned  that the combined Gibsons and  Gibsons Rural fire committee  budget had been set at ?10v748  with Gibsons village providing  $5,470 and the rural area under  jurisdiction of f;he Regional District board the remaining $5,278.  An extra 1,200 feet of hose will  be purchased within this budget. .  Sunshine Coast new building  figures for eight months of this  year are well ahead of last  year's 12 month total, according  to a report by building inspector F. Reyburn read at last Friday's meeting of the Regional  District board.  The eight month figures for  this year total $2,403,280 and  those for the full year of 1969  are $2,226,900. Electoral area  figures are expected to be contained   in  the year end  report  An improvement  The Regional District board is  considering a public relations  move to make itself better understood. This was revealed at  Friday night's monthly meeting  of the board in its Davis Bay  board room.  Charles F. Gooding, secretary,  said that from time to time, the  board has considered the matter  of press releases and provision  of general information about its  work. It had become obvious to  him that in recent weeks, after  four years of operation and excellent coverage of meetings by  the press., many people are still  not aware of what the Regional  District is, what the board can  do, what it cannot do, and what  it has done.      ,v7   X J7  He had prepared a "summary  on the district1 under the title  Do You Know . Your Regional  District? which he said he would  like the board to consider and if  it is in agreement with its content, authorize its publication  and use as a public information  pamphlet.  The latter part of the pamphlet refers to the achievements of  the board which he thought were  available'"'in January.  The building inspector reports  zoning enquiries have been numerous and time consuming.  One zoning objection is making  itself evident and that is the 800  square foot minimum, requirement for dwellings in the R-I  zone. It is suggested that the  1971 planning committee should  consider removing this restriction from the Residential-I zone  and perhaps apply it only to  areas such as West Sechelt.  considerable when related to the  newness of the Regional District  and the difficulties imposed by  the lack of information and precedent.  He added the district has pioneered the use of. Regional District legislation in water distribution, garbage collection and  street lighting and has made  broader use of its powers than  any other Regional District. He  was of the opinion the public  should be made aware of this.  More water users  Fourteen. water connections  have been installed in the Rosamund road line, Gower Point  area, but there are still, a few  connections to be completed, before water in the old "system'is  cut off at the end; of/the "year,  G. Dixon, water superintendent  reported to the Regional District  board at last Friday's monthly  meeting.  He also reported that 2,110  feet of four inch ductile water  pipe had been laid in that area  and 250 feet" of six inch ductile  pipe plus two hydrants.  To explain the situation" from  the Construction Aggregates  point of view the following let*  ter was sent to Chairman Cliff  Gilker of the Regional District  board: - v  Dear Sir: .  ���   ';  Construction Aggregates Linv  ited, a subsidiary of Ocean- Cement Limited, extracts andlpro?  cesses sand and gravel for the'  concrete and road construction  business in the Greater Vancouver area. These and their' affiliated companies have been operating responsibly in British  Columbia for over 80 years, producing and distributing many  construction materials so necessary to the growth of this'area;  we all enjoy.  Present reserves of aggre-_  gates, are nearing exhaustion,-;  and our program to replace pro-'  duction capacity of new resources led us to investigate and  determine the magnitude of a.  deposit in the Sechelt area. This  investigation, which to date has  been conducted by consultants,  has substantiated that extensive  quantities do occur in that area.  However, the formation of the'  deposit, its distance from the  waterfront and. ^difficulties in  constructing a feasible loadout  facility suggest that much more  detail work will have to be performed before this\project;_night  be favorably compared (frapi  an economic standpoint) vyifh  other alternatives. ' ?"  The Sechelt Indian'Band, and,  the Sunshine Coast Regional D&A-  trict'board have respectively set??  aside the land for a plant site'  arid given their' approval in principle to an aggregate operation.  With this established, - the company will now proceed.to negotiate or determine royalties, taxation treatment,1 and other related costs.* If at-any time economic feasibility .is ��� sustained,  then detailed plans will/ be developed and the project will  come to life ��� on paper ��� to  be studied by all interested parties.  In such a development, and in  .these. times, every responsible  person attempts to strike a practical balance in rationalizing the  effects on environment with the  benefits of industry to all groups  in a community. Of real concern to us, and to various departments of government, is to  determine that such matters as  water control, pollution and reclamation are well handled ���  and most importantly so in this  case where many of the residents view the nature of their  area to be recreational in nature. It is very unfortunate however that such problems are being prematurely debated in public by people who lack.information. 7  Rather  than   be   expected   at  this time to  provide vague assurances   on  matters   of   such  public concern, through you we  ask to be permitted sufficient  time  to  study  the project and  engineer effective controls which  can then be objectively  considered  by. all parties  involved.  We solicit your patience, and by  means of this letter hope to convince   you  that,   should  it  become our intention to proceed,  we   will   be   absolutely   candid  about the project and its effect  on the community.  Yours; very truly,  Construction;Aggregates Ltd.  M.   S.  Taylor,   General  manager.  Copies of this letter were sent  to W. G. Allen, land use officer,  Indian Affairs Branch; G. C  Biladeau, consulting engineer;  J. B. Buchanan, executive vice-  president, Ocean Cement Limited; Hon. ,1. Dawson, minister  without portfolio; C. Joe, Sechelt Band manager; W. Redel,  director of lands, arid Hon. R.  Willistbh, minister of lands, forests and water resources. .  _�������� .iy*coi' vw. ^/W" v * �����  ^     <'.���'    <"-  JOHN MacDONALD of Seaview Road, Gibsons,  celebrated his 95th birthday last Thursday in  his home. He and his wife celebrated their 60th  wedding anniversary last September 29th.  'v..  Cup of Milk over top  . Mrs. Bennie's Cup of Milk coffee party Dec. 17 was the best  yet with $320 donated by about  175. persons who took in the event at the Bennie home at Hopkins Landing.  For the first time in 15 years  four sisters were together, Mrs.  Lindsay Hodgson and Miss Edna Auger of Victoria, also Mrs.  Hugh Ferguson of London, Ont.,  who came out to help Mrs. Bennie, the fourth sister. Dr. David  Murdock of the Vancouver  branch of the Unitarian Services  comimittee represented Dr. Lot-  ta Hitschmanova. Others from  Vancouver who came to help  were Misses Hettie and Elsie  Ray and Mrs. Joe Wickland.  The usual group of helpers were  available as well.  Cup of Milk cans will be pick-  ONE STEP CLOSER  Pender Harbour's hospital  clinic is a step closer to reality.  with a completed brief now available for the provincial minister of hospitals similar to one  the minister recommended, the  Clearwater brief, Director J. H. .  Tyner reported "at Friday night's  Regional Hospital board meeting.  ed up after Jan.. 1 so there is  still time to contribute via the  cans. Mr. Jacob's class at Langdale school sang carols at Super-  Vaii; store Friday evening and  cc.lee.ed for the fund. Cathy  Hamilton, a Cup of Milk fund  fan since the age of six stood at  the door with her can during  Langdale school's open house  and collected S3.60.  Live Nativity  In an effort to put Christ back  into Christmas a live nativity  tableau will be presented in the  centre of Gibsons Christmas Eve  At 7 p.m. Mary seated on a  donkey will be led by Joseph  (from the wharf at Gibsons  across to Pioneer Park next to  theJBank of Montreal. Mary and  Joseph will enter a stable in  Pioneer Park and carol singing  will follow.  Don Hauka of Gibsons Electric will supply a loud speaker  system for the music.  Anyone who is too busy arranging Christmas parties, wrap  ping gifts, stuffing turkey, etc,  should remember what Christmas is all about. Drop everything and come along.  ABOVE IS PART of a group of  carolers on their march from  Elphin'stone school where they  sang carols to Marine Drive  where carols were also sung,  then on to the United Church,  hall for cocoa and cookies.  Board checking  highway cleanup  The planning committee of the  Regional District is looking into  the possibilities of making Highway 101 and secondary roads on  the Sunshine Coast designated  highways for anti-pollution purposes. <   -  This was decided at Friday  n:ght's board meeting when the  sitlbject came up. Under the le-  gislation covering designated  highways, where abandoned cars  and other heavy materials, are  left stranded, the objects can be  removed at the expense of the  owner Further anyone who  abandons a vehicle can face  court action and be fined up to  $500.  The legislation comes under  Ihe department of municipal affairs and is known as the Scenic  Improvement act. It would not  apply to villages or towns which  have their own government.  The Regional board's planning  committee intends to look it over  iv d see how it can be applied to  the Sunshine Coast area.  LANGDALE WATER  The Regional board reported  the Langdale well has been drilled to 150 feet with hardpan clay  to a depth of 80 feet. The remainder was water bearing  sand. Test pumping which started in mid-December produced a  rate of 100 gallons per minute  with the well maintaining its  level. Coast News, Dec. 23, 1970.  44 years of devoted service comes to end  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 Wednesdays at Gibsons, B.C.  Fred Cruice, Editor and Publisher.  Second Class mail registration number 0794.  Member Audit Bureau of Circulation, Canadian Weekly Newspapers Association, B.C. Weekly Newspapers Association.  Subscription Rates: $3 per year, $1.75 for six months. United  States and foreign, $6.50 per year.  Will Christmas ever come?  This ministerial Christmas message applies to all regardless of  religious denomination.  My wish is that you and yours will have a joyous and happy  Christmas.  Yet my fear is that December 25 may come and go without  ushering in the real Christmas. Will Christmas with its good news  of peace on earth and goodwill to men ever come in fullness to this  wai'-stricken planet? Will Christmas with its spirit of happy love  ever come into thousands of homes where there is discord, alienation and suspicion? Will Christmas with its promise of God and  man reconciled ever come into the minds and hearts of countless  persons wno couldn't care less about the claims of God upon their  lives?  Will Christmas ever come? We are given the answer in the  opening chapter of John's Gospel which is a sort of treatise on the  essential meaning of Christmas. Referring to the advent of Jesus  it states: "The real light. . .was even then coming into the world."  "The real light" ��� as much of God's love and purpose as could be  expressed in a human personality ��� shone forth in Jesus Christ  "but the world. . .did not recognize him." He was born into a religiously privileged people yet "his own would not receive him. But  to all who did receive him, to those who have yielded him their  allegiance, he gave the right to become the children of God."  The real Christmas with its love, peace and gladness had  come for those who had responded to Christ and had cominiatted  themselves freely to his way of life.. For instance it had come for  Saul of Tarsus and had changed him from a narrow-minded bigot  to a great-hearted evangelist. ���'-'",  Christmas has come within recent years for Malcolm Mugger-  idge. This British commentator, who throughout most of his _ife  stood apart as a somewhat cynical spectator of human affairs, has  now abandoned his observation tower and pledged himself to the  communicating of Christ's gospel of love to his fellowman. "This  little light, if I am spared the strength to keep it going," he vows,  "will continue to shine." s  '��� ' /  Will Christmas ever come? Christmas came when God revealed His Love clearly and preeminently in the life and person of Jesus. Christmas has come and continues to come whenever and  wherever men and women surrender to the power of that Love  and Jet it govern their thoughts and deeds.  May God bless you and your home with His Love this Christ  mas.  COAST NEWS  5-10-20 years ago  FIVE YEARS AGO  Ben Lang and Joe Benner  were sworn in as councillors in  Sechelt.  The Coast News started a 19  Years Ago feature in its columns  which was the predecessor of  the present 5-10-15-20 years ago  feature.  Joseph Horvath was selected  chairman of the School Board.  December had 2.22 inches of  rain and 47.8 of snow in 11 days  of snow and nine of rain. There  were 22 days of frost.  10 YEARS AGO  Gibsons municipal clerk Jules  Mainil in his annual report forecast construction of a 60,000 gallon domestic water tank adjacent to the tank on School Road  (which has since been removed.)  Sunshine Coast building permit  values for 1959 were estimated  to be beyond the $2,000,000 mark  Tenders were sought for the  construction of RCMP headquarters in Sechelt.  A record number of bear  sightings were reported throughout the entire Sunshine Coast  area.  15 YEARS AGO  The Pat McCaillums lost their  new home when fire destroyed  it while they were at a church  service.  Three or four public libraries  in the province have enquired  about the construction of the  new library in Gibsons. Another  request came from the United  Nations headquarters seeking  the same information.  Gibsons council is awaiting  the day when Black Ball Ferries moves its terminal to Langdale for an easement of Gibsons  traffic problems.  20 YEARS AGO  Gibsons Landing received  news that Black Ball Ferries  was taking over ferry operations  from Horseshoe Bay and that  soon car ferries would be operating.  The school board is advertising for a maintenance man to  look after school property at a  salary of $3,000 per year.  The British Columbia Power  Commission announced it was  dropping advance deposits on  residential accounts in good  standing and will be repaid with  five percent interest added by  applying them to December  lighting  accounts.  Howe Sound Women's Institute  ended its 44 year career with a  final meeting on Tuesday, Dec.  8 at a luncheon at Coast Inn.  With Mrs. J. Warwick, president, in the chair, the members  in winding up W.I. affairs decided to distribute its funds in  the following manner:  $2,000 to the Kiwanis Senior  Citizens housing project.  $1,600 to furnish a four bed  room in the new part of St.  Mary's Hospital.  $500 to furnish the proposed  Gibsons Library reading room.  $350 to the Queen Alexandra  Solarium for Children in Victoria (a continuing W.I. project).  $350 for the Crippled Children's hospital in Vancouver (a  continuing W.I. project).  $100 for the Maywood home  for girls, Vancouver.  The W.I. adoptee in the Queen  Alexandra hospital will be remembered at Christmas as usual, as well as shut-ins and sick  members.  Members at the final meeting  expressed their regret with; a  note of sadness that the institute  would close after 44 years ser- :������  vice in "help to home and coun-  try," the W.I. motto. It was felt  that the need for such an organization seemed to be passing,  members getting older and no  younger ones desiring to carry  on.  Removal of Mrs. Gertie Cor-;  Iett  from   Gibsons   earlier  this,  year, saw one of its first mem- *.  bers fade out of the W.I.  picture.   She   was the  first secretary,   signing the  Societies Act  required list of first directors.  The first directors of the Howe  Sound Wimen's Iristitute on Jan.  18, 1926 were Mrs. W. G. Bell,;  Mrs. F. Borgenstrom,Mrs. E7  Winegarden, Mrs. M. Morton,  all of Gibsons Landing and Mrs.  Amy Burns of Granthams Landing. Their secretary was Mrs.  Gertrude Corlett. Operations  were chiefly carried out at the  School House, Gibsons Landing.  The first appointed officers  for 1926 were Mrs. J. Anderson,  president, Mrs. Winnifred Wright  vice-president; Mrs. G. Corlett,  secretary; Mrs! Winn, treasurer and Mrs. Winegarden, Mrs.  Morton, Mrs. A. Burns, Mrs. F.  Borgenstrom and Mrs. M. A.  Bell were directors  Premier's  greeting  This is the seas'on when cares  are set aside and thoughts turn  affectionately to family and  friends; the season of pleasant,  memories and joyful anticipation  This is especially true as we  prepare for Christmas 1970 and  the arrival of 1971, a most important year in the history of  British Columbia.  The deep religious meaning of  Christmas; makes us realize that  we should renew our faith in  our fellow man, and rejoice in  the many sincere friendships  with which we are blessed.  . My family joins me in extending to all of you the traditional wish of Peace on earth  ��� Goodwill to man, and may  you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New  Year.  Camerons write  With best wishes for 1971 Margaret and Rev. Murray Cameron write the following for  members of Gibsons United  church  congregation:  "No great changes have occurred in our family since last  year.. The Macleods have moved  in with the Camerons at the  Deer Lake manse. Joy looks after the wee boys while Marg  continues her studies. Bern  teaches in Surrey. Ian goes to  kindergarten, and David is increasingly 'a person in his own  right.'  "Dave and Margaret are settled in Halifax. During August  they introduced John to his B.C.  grandparents. He made a complete conquest.  Gary is teaching in Coquitlam  and Jean is taking special training in education at S.F.U. We  ourselves keep well and busy.  It's hard to realize that June 30  will mean forty years in the ministry."  At the first meeting Jan. 26  it was decided the membership  fee would be 50 cents. Mrs. C.  Chamberlin was named treasurer in place of Mrs. Winn.  At the Feb. 13 meeting it was  reported permission of the school  board had been obtained to use  the high school room as a meeting place as long as it did not  interfere with the work of Mr.  Hill.  At the second meeting on Feb.  23 Mrs. Wright proposed a motion to save time which allowed  anyone at the meeting to become  members without having been  proposed. As a result 19 of those  present joined. It was decided  to hold a whist drive with two  first and two booby prizes, costing not more than $2 each.  The meeting then decided to  ask the school board whether a  dentist could be brought into  the area for school children.  Directors met on Feb. 26 and  arranged a concert with Mrs.  Wilson as convenor and an admission charge of 25 cents. Prizes were announced for the best  school essay on Empire Day  and for the painting of the Canadian flag.  At the March 15 meeting it  was decided xhe proceeds of tiie  concert be donated to the Crippled Children's hospital. It was  also decided to hold alternate  meetings at Mr. Winn's Socialist  hall and that the women from  Granthams would bring eats.  At a director's meeting on  April 15 the question of raising  fees was discussed also getting  someone to come and speak on  whatever subject was of most  interest to members.  The meeting decided to make  enquiries on prices of land suitable for construction of a hall or  meeting room. A special March  4 meeting discussed various  pieces of land. The April 19  meeting decided that all members possible go to hear the discussion re the Socialist hall  (which could have involved its  purchase).  After considerate pressure on  ..the school board it was arranged that a dentist come and look  over the children at the school.  The organization- appeared to  have trouble keeping a treasurer so at the October meeting the  secretary took over temporarily.  The 1927 officers elected were  Mrs. W. Wright, president, Mrs.  Metcalfe, vice-president: Mrs.  Corlett, secretary and Mesdames  Horne, Winn, Bartle, Pinson and  Smith directors and Mrs. Winegarden, Anderson and Simpson  the  visiting  committee.  It  was  arranged to put the W-L money  in the Royal Bank for safe keeping, it was decided the secretary  should receive $15 per year for  her work. Mrs. Anderson was  made honorary president of the  institute and a letter sent her to  that effect. At a Feb. 28 special  meeting it was decided to obtain  a wreath for Mrs. Anderson.  School prizes, awards at annual fairs, donations to, numerous child care organizations and  other smaller items on entertainment for school children filled out the minutes of most meetings. Roll calls were answered  by the member stating where  she was born, naming of some  product manufactured in this  province and other things with  each meeting supplying a different subject for members to reveal some of their knowledge.  In places the minutes reveal  humanitarian activities by helping destitute families, sick people and responding where possible to look into helping some of  the older folk. An example to  quote the minutes, reads like  this: "We are to buy two pairs  of stockings each, a pair of  shoes each and a pair of rubbers for the two Stiller children." That is all the minutes  contained about this case. The  rest.must be left to the imagination.  As various secretaries took  turns at writing the minutes the  handwriting back in pen and ink  well days was ��� suitable for the  secretary to read, because some  of the abbreviations would require translation. However the  records were kept, faithfully,  diligently and without any  thought that history of the Gibsons area was in the making.  a Joyous  Christmas  May Yuletide  cheer light your  way to a year with  happiness each day*  H. Richard McKibbin  Gibsons  HOLIDAY BUS SERVICE  On December 24th and 31st an extra bus  will leave Sechelt for Vancouver at 2:45 p.m.  The regular 2:45 p.m. trip will not operate  on Friday, December 25th  B.c.m<&  G. F. MacFARLANE  T. F. HEENAN  G. F. AUCHINLECK  The appointment of a Vice-President and the  assignment of new responsibilities for two  other Company officers, effective December  15�� 1970, are announced by the British Columbia Telephone Company.  Gordon F. MacFarlane is appointed Vice-  President���Corporate Development, .with responsibility for broad corporate planning, the  development of the Company's data processing, the Company's participation in the Trans-  Canada Telephone System and regulatory  matters. Mr. MacFarlane, bom in Victoria,  graduated from the University of B.C. in 1950  with a degree in electrical engineering and  joined the Company in the same year. He has  been Vice-President���Operations since October, 1967.  Terence F. Heenan is appointed Vice-  President���Operations, with responsibility for  the   over-all   operation   of  the   Company's  system. Born and raised in Halifax, he has  a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Mary's  University and an electrical engineering degree from Nova Scotia Technical College. He  has been Vice-President���Staff (Operations)  since September, 1967 when he joined the  Company after serving with Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company and the Trans-  Canada Telephone System Advisory Group.  Gilbert F. Auchinleck is appointed Vice-  President���Staff (Operations), with responsibility, for engineering, plant, traffic and commercial staff services. Mr. Auchinleck, born  In Vancouver, graduated from the University  of B.C. in 1944 with a degree in electrical  engineering. He joined the Company in 1947  and has held a wide variety of management  positions, including that of Island Division  Manager since June, 1965. Coast News, Dec. 23, 1970.       3  run:! ii services  ANGLICAN  St. Bartholomew's  Dec. 24 ��� 11:30 p.m.  Midnight Eucharist  Dec. 25 ��� 9:30 a.m.  Holy Communion  Dec. 27 ��� 11:15 a.m.-  9 Lessons and Carols  St. Aidan's  Dec. 25��� 11 a.m.  Holy Communion  Dec. 27 ��� 10 a.m.  9 Lessons and Carols  UNITED  Gibsons United Church  Christmas Eve - 11 p.m. Dec. 24  11:15 a.m., Divine Service  9:30 a.m., Wilson Creek  2:30 p.m., Roberts Creek  PORT MELLON  . 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays  9:15 a.m, Rev. R. D. Morgan  2nd and 4th Sundays  7:30 p.m.,. Rev. Jim Williamson.  BAPTIST  CALVARY BAPTIST  Pastor Robt. Allaby, 886-2932  Park Rd., Gibsons  Sunday School 9:45 a.m.  Evening Service 7 p.m.  BETHEL BAPTIST  Mermaid and Trail, Sechelt  Sunday School, 10 a.m.  11:15 a.m., Worship Service  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  Member P.A.O.C.  886-9970  Highway and Martin Road  Sunday School 9:45 a.m.  Morning Worship 11 a.m.  Evening Service 7:00 p.m.  Wed, Bible Study & Prayer  7:30 p.m.  Fri., Family Night Service  Rev. B. J. With  Some stories amaze  SAY A-A-AH. Bella, one of the Vancouver Public Aquarium's two  Beluga whales doesn't seem to mind a gentle assist from biologist  Gil Hewlett. A check-up of the docile whale reveals that she has  put on 30 pounds and grown five inches since her arrival at the  Aquarium two years ago. She now weighs 950 pounds and is 10 feet  9 inches,in length.  Delay increases road costs  Postponing road improvements creates added expenditure Gibsons council has found  as the result of the provincial  roads department through lack  of funds, holding up an improvement to Gower Point, road in  Franklin road vicinity.  It was planned more than one  year ago that the roadway there  Holiday spirit!  GLAD TIDINGS  Gower Point Road  886-2660  Sunday School, 10 a.m.  Morning, Worship, 11 a.m.  WITH CHOIR AND SPECIALS  EVENING SERVICE, 7 p.m.  Testimony and Exhortation  Tuesday      Service 7:00  With once a month Special  Evangelistic Service  The holiday spirit was evident  Friday, Dec. 4 when Gibsons  United Church Women held, their  annual Holly Tea in the church  hall. Wreaths and Santas adorned the walls and choir boys  graced the tea tables. "X.  Many persons took advantage  of the novelties, candies and  bake goods to add to their  Christmas .shopping. The UCW  thanks all who donated their  time, talents and support to this  tea and hope that their visitors  had as much pleasure as the  UCW did in hosting it.  The MINI THRIFT SHOP  WIIL BE CLOSED Dec. 24 and Dec. 31  Gibsons Auxiliary wish to thank all those "who have  supported the Mini Thrift over the past year  and wish them a Happy Holiday Season  Howe Sound  Parcel Delivery Service  FULLY BONDED AND LICHISED  We are as close to you as your phone  886-7131  886-2231  DIAL A BOTTLE DELIVERY  During Liquor Store Hours only  REASONABLE RATES  SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST  should be widened; The present  road is as close to waterside  property lines as it can get and  to widen the area rock blasting  will have to be done on the other  side.  Gibsons council at its meeting Tuesday night of last week  noted that the work, as the result of a year's delay would  mean an added cost of $6,000  will be necessary as the result  of inflation,  chiefly.  Gower Point road is the type  of highway that comes under  government assistance. Today  council estimates the cost of  widening the road will run to  $22,000-for"work which if it had  been done when first estimated  would have been $16,000.  Mrs. Dill heads  hospital auxiliary  At the Port Mellon auxiliary  to "St. Mary's Hospital meeting  Dec. 9 at the home of Mrs. Inge  Neiilson, Mrs. Elsie Willis officiated at the traditional candlelight ceremony for installation  of 1971 officers.  Mrs. Margaret Gill will be  president, Mrs. Gladys Booth,  vice-president; Mrs. Margaret  Swan, secretary; Mrs. Rita  Hincks, treasurer, and Mrs.  Dorothy Fraser, public relations.  Comimittees gave their reports  on the year's activities and it  was decided that the next meeting would be held on Jan. 13 at  the home of Mrs. E. Sherman,  Port Mellon.  The meeting concluded with a  Christmas luncheon and exchange of gifts, with a special  one going to Mrs. Willis in appreciation of the many hours of  work she had contributed to  auxiliary work.  For Real Estate on the  K. CROSBY  Sunshine Coast  CHARLES ENGLISH LTD  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre  Gibsons ��� 886-2481  Further comment on the numerous stories going the rounds  concerning the gravel project  for Sechelt area drew from Aid.  Norman Watson that some of  them were really amazing.  He offered this observation at  last Wednesday night's Sechelt  council meeting. Aid. Watson is  Sechelt representative on the  Regional board. He said he  could not see where the. public  was going to be affected by the  gravel operation. It was on Indian land and it did not appear  that anyone could do anything  about it. He forecast that there  might be homes built on the gravelled land 20 years from - now  when the area might by thien be  good residential property.  Coffeehouse to resume  As it was the final meeting  for Aid. Watson and George  Flay, Mayor William Swain expressed his coananendation for  the efforts they had made as  aldermen, to which Aid. Flay  added, he enjoyed his work.  Aid. Flay reporting on airport  affairs said the committee was  looking into the possibilities of  having Hydro power servicing  the airport. In the meantime  there are some installations under way for the improvement of  airport lighting.  Council certified for the Centennial committee its written  -statement to Centennial officials  in Victoria that had as its Centennial project the housing of  future museum pieces in the  present public library building.  A dash of salt in starch keeps  the iron from sticking and also  gives linen and fine cottons a  glossy,  like-new finish.  Blake C. Alderson,  D.C.  CH IRQ PRACTOR  Post Office Building, Sechelt  TUES.  WED., THURS., FRI.  10:30 - 5:30  SATURDAY 9:30 - 1:00  Phone  Office 885-2333���Res. 886-2321  Once upon a time Gibsons had  a Coffeehouse. News to you?  Well, all last summer on Saturday nights it ran to crowds of  15 to 40. Not too well known and  not too successful.  But it is trying again with Makara II. On Dec. 26 from 7:30  till who knows when, treat yourself to the entire spectrum of  folk music.  Six performers are coming  from Vancouver. Chris Craft  and Jim Ham pick bluegrass  banjo. Jim also plays some flamenco guitar. Lyn Ham prefers  the more obscure folk material.  She sings it beautifully. Roberta  Rudolph and Brad Ewing prefer  the modern folk idiom. Dick Coe  writes his own.  Also performing are local residents Waldo Dahl and Barbara  Williams, and hopefully a new  group composed at present of  Colleen Husby, Noni Veale, Gordon Hauka and Mike Willis.  Admission is a mere 75c, so  bring family and friends to Makara II at the Gibsons United  Church hall on Boxing Day, Dec.  26. Okay?  Douglas Tann writes  Once again Douglas Tann has  written the Coast News and sent  along a Christmas greeting.  Last year it was from Hong  Kong. This year it is from Singapore. The post office cancellation stamps urged all to keep  Singapore clean and pollution  free, so pollution is definitely  not a B.C. product.  GREETINGS  FROM THE  TWILIGHT THEATRE  The theatre will not be open  Sun. Dec. 20 to Fri. Dec. 25  inclusive  Sat., Sun., Mon., Tues.  Dec. 26, 27, 28, 29  at 8 p.m.  /  Kinsmen Club  of Gibsons & District  YEAR'S EVE BALL  High School Auditorium  9 p.m. to 2 a.m.  NOVELTIES ��� PRIZES  Dress Optional Refreshments Available $12 Couple  Dance the New Year in with  FIREWEED  A western rhythm orchestra  Tickets from Tucker Forsyth, 886-7052; Ron Cruice, 886-9379;  Dennis Oliver, 886-2107, or any other Kinsman  JohnWayne  Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat.  Dec. 30, 31, Jan. 1, 2  PEtEft 0 T00LE  "BEST ACTOR  .GF THE YEAf.ii  Peter O'Toole  Petula Clark  'Goodbye.  Mr. Chips  NOTE:  All shows are rated  GENERAL  YEAR END SELLOUT ON THESE UNITS!  PRICES SLASHED  1968 CHEVROLET 4 Dr. Sedan  1962 CHEVROLET 4 dr. Sedan  155 hp. 6 cyl. Automatic       $1450      6 cyl., Standard transmission  Trans. Reconditioned    Runs Well  1966 DODGE CORONET 500 2 dr. H.T.  $1695  Hemi V8��� 4 speed  Headers   1966 MERCURY Vi TON PICKUP  $1095  6 cyl engine, 4 speed std.  trans. Long wide box ___  1965 ACADIAN BEAUMONT St. Wagon  Standard  Trans  8  cyl.  Radio  1966 FORD GALAXIE 500 2 dr. H.T.  $1495  390 V8, Automatic Trans.  Radio   1962 PLYMOUTH 2 Dr, H.T.  V8, Automatic, Power  Steering and Brakes   1966 BARRACUDA 2 Dr. H.T.  $1195  \8, 4 speed, radio  Buckets    1958 THAMES PANEL  4 cyl. Standard  1969 ENVOY 2 Dr. Sedan  Bank Repossession  As is   $775  Prices effective Dec. 23 thru Dec. 31 only  CHESS ENTERPRISES Ltd  886-2237  GIBSONS, B.C. 4       Coast News, Dec. 23, 1970.   flQM   WAfflB   (COfll'�� BOATS FOR SA1I  COAST NEWS CLASSIFIED ADS  Deadline,  Tuesday  Noon  Rates:  Up to 15 words 55c,  cash with order, 3c per word  over 15 words, 2nd and subsequent   consecutive    insertions half rate.  A billing charge of 25c will  be made on all ads not paid  1 week after insertion.  Legal  notices  20c  per  count  line. Phone 886*2622  COMING EVENTS  GREETINGS  from the  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Gibsons  PLEASE NOTE:  The Theatre will NOT be open  .Sun., Dec. 20 to Fri., Dec. 25-   inclusive  Sat., Sun., Mon., TueS.  Dec. 26, 27, 28. 29  John Wayne is  CHISUM  Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat  Dec. 30, 31, Jan. 1, 2  Peter O'Toole,       Petula Clark  GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS  NOTE: All shows are rated  GENERAL  GREETINGS  Season's Greetings to all my  friends. In lieu of Christmas  Cards a donation has been made  to the Cup of Milk Fund and  Oxfam.  ���John Hind-Smith.  Mr. and Mrs. Dill Jones of Wara  tah,  Gibsons,  wish  their many  . friends on the Sunshine Coast a  Merry Christmas and a Happy  ^New Year. In lieu of cairds we  have donated to the Mission to  Seaimen, Vanicouver and the Gibsons Hospital Auxiliary.  Christmas Greetings to all our  customers  MACK'S NURSERY  and Baba faimily  Roberts Creek  To all my good friends in Roberts Creek:  I wish you all a very Merry  Christmas and Happy New Year  Instead, of cards ahd presents  this year* I am sending a donation to help those poor thousands  oif starving children, dying for  lack of food.  ���Jen Monrufet.  Anne and Vinee Prewer wish  their many friends on the Sunshine Coast a Merry Christmas  and a Happy New Year. In lieu  of cards a donation has been  made to the "Salvation Army.  To all our friends a Merry  Christmas and a Happy New  Year. \  ���Freeman, Virginia  and  __ family.   The Ed Wray family sends Season's Greetings to all friends and  relatives. In lieu of cards, donations to Senior Citizens Building Fund in memory of our beloved parents, John and Alice  Wrav and Clifford Denham.  CARD OF THANKS  A sincere thank you to all our  friends and neighbors for their  cards and words of sympathy in  the passing of a dear husband  and father, All Ritchey. Also  thank you to all who visited him  during his lengthy illness. A special thank you to Dr. Inglis and  the nurses and staff of St.  Mary's Hospital.  ���Chris Ritchey, Joanna, Peter  and family.  IGUND  White Persian cat on car deck of  Sunshine Coast Queen, Sunday.  ���Owner phone 886-9982.   Boy's Cub cap found on Marine  Drive near entrance to Scout  hut. Owner phone 886-2839.  One bi-focal eye-glass at Bus  Depot, Gibsons, Saturday by  DanjNygren. Now at Coast News  Leather type outer coat button  near Bank of Montreal. Now at  Coast News.  WORK WANTB)  Competent woman will baby sit,  vour home or mine. Phone 886-  7589, ask for Carmen.  Spray paint interior or exterior houses, $100; cars $40, or  anything that's worth painting.  886-2512.   Do you require bookkeeping,  statements, balance sheets, and  r>prsonal income tax? Phone  886-9331.  Dressmaking and alterations.  Phone 886-7589. Mrs. N. McKenzie,    1749 Marine Dr., Gibsons.  24 hour electrical service by licenced electrician. Phone 886-  7495.  FREE WINTER  SAFETY CHECK  All your tree needs attended to  promptly and expertly.  Insured work.  Phone 885-2109.  PEERLESS TREE SERVICES  Backhoe available. Water lines  and septic tanks installed. Ph.  886-2231 daysr 886-2171 evenings.  VERNON & SON  BULLDOZING  Land clearing with  clearing blade  Grading and Excavating  Competent work, Service  Satisfaction Guaranteed  Phone 886-2887  Experienced drywall, accoustic  & textured ceilings, new in Gibsons area, and serving the Sunshine Coast. Free estimates.  Fast service. Phone G&W Dry-  wall. 884-5315.  MISC. FOR SALE  Toboggans, Skis, Sleighs  Used automatic dish washer $65.  Earl's in Gibsons  886-9600  RUCKERFIELD'S  BETTER FEEDS  For almost every need  Pigeon Mix, 50 lbs.  .$4.20  Wild Bird Seed, 50 lbs. 5.50  25 lbs.    ��� 3.25  Rabbit Pellets, 50 lbs. ____ 2.60  10 lbs.        .69  Dog Meal Crumbles, 50 lbs. 4.55  PRESTO LOGS, per case $1.15  WYNGAERT ENTERPRISES  Gibsons, 886-9340  Small logging equipment. Everything needed including 19'  Sangstercraft boat. Ph. 86-9872  after 6 p.m.  5 week old Queen size box spring  and mattress. New $172, asking  $150. Call 886-7315.  1 lever action Marlin 22. Phone  886-9320.  6 yr. Palomino, $400 or trade  for truck (no cars) Phone 886-  2546.    .  LIGHTING PLANTS  Rental or rental purchase plan.  80%  of rental applied  on  purchase.   1500   WPH  to   5000,   or  larger, on request.  Enquire at the Rental Shop,  885-2848 or 885-2151  New hand knit Indian sweater,  snowflake design, white on black  Size 40-42. N. McKenzie, 886-7589.  Complete propane outfit, stove,  hot water tank, 2 bottles; 1 oil  heater. Enquire Granthams  Landing Store.  Lamps, children's clothes, quilts  men's sweaters, underwear and  T-shirts. Mary's, 886-7409.   Buy your 45 gal. trash incinerator from Sechelt Kinsmen at  $3.50 each. Phone 885-9542.  Hay, straw, oats for sale. Meat  cooler space for rent. Hough  Farm, 886-7527.  ELECTROLUX SUPPLIES   885-9474   Used electric and gas ranges,  also oil ranges. C & S Sales. Ph.  885-9713. Sechelt.    LAWNMOWERS  OUTBOARDS  CHAIN SAWS  REPAIRED AND SERVICED  AUTHORIZED  DEALER  YAMAHA OUTBOARDS  LAWNBOY  MOWERS  HOMELITE   SAWS  SABRE SAW  CHAIN  NUTS & BOLTS  HEAD OF WHARF   886-2838   SPORTING  GOODS  Hardware and appliances  Where your dollar has  more  cents  EARL'S IN GIBSONS  886-9600  IF IT'S SUITS - IT'S MORGANS  885-9330,  Sechelt  TV, radio and stereo repairs.  Prompt service in your home or  at our shop. Ayres Electronics,  Sunshine Coast Highway in Gibsons, in front of E & M Bowl-  adrome. Phone 886-7117     .  WANTED  Wanted, ride, Gibsons to Sechelt  Mon. thru Friday, 8:30 a.m.,  back 6 p.m. Phone 886-7148.  Wanted to buy: All channel antenna; cartop carrier for Ford  Galaxie.  Phone 886-7303.  Timber, any quantity, fir or  hem-lock. Phone 886-9670.  4 cyl. Jeep marine engine, 2.5-1  reduction, fresh water cooled,  Al. Phone 886-2929. .-'    ���  19 ft. 6 in. Fibreglass over plywood boat, with cabin, 65 hp.  Merc, 67 motor. $600. Phone 886-  2096 or 886-9600.  >   . ���     ��� -���  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  ANNOUNCEMENTS  1971 Centennial Calendars for  Christmas mailing are available  at the Municipal office, Gibsons  ��� cost $1.00 including provincial  tax. ������.       ���         Alcoholics Anonymous. Phone  885-9534, 886-9904 or 885-9327,  Mr. & Mrs. 885-2355 after 5 p.m.  For membership of explosive re  quirements contact C. Day 886-  2051 Lockyer Rd. Howe Sound  Farmers Institute, Stumping or  ditching powder, dynamite, electric or regular caps, prima-  cord, etc        '  COMPRESSED AIR  SERVICE FOR  Skindivers* and Firemen's  air tanks  SKINDIVERS AVAILABLE  FOR SALVAGE WORK  MARINE ACCESSORIES  Paint, fibreglass, rope, canvas,  boat hardware  WALT NYGREN   SALES  LTD.  Gibsons, 886-9303  70RRENT  Granthams Landing  iy2  bedroom house,  A-O heat,  fireplace,  waterfront.  All  year  round, $125. 886-2991.  Roberts Creek, waterfront, (fully  modern cottage, oil heat, suit-  alble for single working man. Ph.  886-9885.  2 room furnished suite, suit pensioner or couple, $40 per, month.  No children or pets, close to  stores. Private entrance. Apply  1546 S. Fletcher Rd., Gibsons.  Phone 886-7198.  2 bedroom house on School Rd.,  Gibsons. Available now. Phone  886-9600. i  ���   . . _, . . . _  . r-[   Mobile home space available.  Sunshine Coast Trailer Park,  Gibsons 886-9826.  Small furnished cottage, Granthams. Pensioner desired. Phone  112-922-7695 after 6 p.m.  4 room house outside Gibsons,  furnished or unfurnished, for  couple or bachelor. Phone 886-  2983.   RITZ MOTEL ��� Rates by day,  week or monthly. Commercial  and crew rates. Full housekeeping. Electric heat. 886-2401, Gibsons.  OFFICE FOR RENT  HARRIS BLOCK  Large bright office ��� Centre of  Gibsons business area. Inquiries  Invited. Contact N. R. Harris,  . Houkins Landing. Phone 886-  2861.  Waterfront  Available now. 2 bedroom unfurnished duplex.  Self-contained furnished suite.  BONNIEBROOK  TRAILER PARK  1 site open  Available Jan. 1, 3 bedroom  furnished 10' x 52' trailer.  R. W. Vernon, 886-2887  WANTED TO RENT  Small comfortable 2 bedroom  home, reliable party, Gibsons to  Roberts Creek. References. Ph.  886-9946.  FUELS  Sunshine Coast Enterprises  Alder wood, fireplace length $18  a cord. Immediate delivery. Second growth dry fir, $20 per cord.  Totem   Logs,   under   15   boxes.  $1.25, 15 and over $1 per box de-1  ilivered.   $1   service charge  on  half cords and all Sechelt deli-,  veries. Ph. 886-9988. ?  coa5l  Drumheller Lump  Drumheller Egg  Heatglow Briquettes ,  PRATT ROAD  AUTO WRECKERS   Phone 886-9535   Split alder, any length. $20 per  cord. Phone 886-7233.  Wood for sale by load or contract.   Phone   886-2664  after   5  CARS, TRUCKS FOR SALE  ���62 Falcon station wagon, good  mechanical condition, $150. Ph.  886-7417.  |>ETS ~~~~~~  Poodles, grooming, clipping.  Years of experience Phone 886-  2601.  .3!  GET  INTO  THE XMAS  SPIRIT  i       Be sure to call in at  &   K. BUTLER REALTY LTD.  I and try your skill  Enter our annual Xmas contest  t DRAWING ON JAN. 4, 1971  I   K. BUTLER REALTY LTD.  f_LL TYPES  OF INSURANCE  Gibsons, B.C.  I Phone 886-2000  : MEMBER  MULTIPLE LISTING  SERVICE  ���A-  SEASON'S GREETINGS  from  SECH&T AGENCIES LTD.  fMr. and Mrs. C. R. Gathercole  f Gibsons, 886-7015  I     SEASON'S GREETINGS  ^"  I from  'V  ?     CHARLES ENGLISH LTD.  i ���  | Ken Crosby  i       Jack White  \:\ Jay Visser  7 R. F. Kentnett  C. T. English  SUNNYCREST SHOPPING  CENTRE  886-2481  EWART McMYNN REALTY  Phone 886-2248-  Box 238 Gibsons, B.C.  i~;     '(        Notary Public  A MERRY CHRISTMAS  and  A HAPPY NEW YEAR  E. McMynn, 886-2500  Vince Prewer, 886-9359  N   Wally Peterson, '886-2877"  PROPERTY FOR SALE  By owner, 3 bedroom home near  beach. Phone 886-2762 for appointment.  Immediate Possession  By owner in Selma Park, viewing Georgia Strait, 2400 sq. ft. on  2 floors. Lower floor walk-in entrance, 4 bedrooms, large rec.  room, 2 fireplaces, dble. plumbing, w.w. carpet, large sundeck  carport, features reg. rein. cone,  "fall-out" shelter, outbldg.,  workshop, 24 x 30 ft; attractive  grounds, approx. 3_s acre, f.p.  $48,000. Some terms. Phone 885-  9630.  7 large south and west panoramic view lots in new subdivision - Gower Point area - Terms  By owner, R. W. Vernon, 886-  2894.  MOBILE HOMES  QUALITY MOBILE HOMES  12 ft. wide. Several makes and  sizes from $6,995 up.  AMBASSADOR  MOBILE  HOMES & DISPLAY LTD.  2706 Lougheed Hwy  Port Coquitlam  Phone 112-942-5611  Servicing the Sunshine Coast  now  CONSTRUCTION  GULF BUILDING SUPPLIES*  Sechelt   Phone 885-22X*  Everything tor your  buildine needs  XEROX COPYING  Drop in and while you wait  we can make a copy for you on  our Xerox of any important document you have.  COAST NEWS  Rough spots on an iron disappear like magic when the iron  is rubbed back and forth over  dry salt.  ��  rtdT <5AT&��  "Now, for when we get around some of those big jet  . airports, here's a few do's and don'tsf".  BOWLING    HaleysOAPQ  . E & M BOWLADROME  High scores for the week:  .-'��� Mavis Stanley 304, Ben Prest  319. Buzz Graham 701, Dan Robinson 772, Frank Nevens 746,  Kris Josephson 71.8 (304), Don  MacKay 281, 277, Taffy Greig  298.  Ladies: Bonnie McConnell 597  (253), Melody Henry 226, Mavis  Wilson 225, Evelyn Berdahl 615  (234).  Gibsons A: Paddy Richardson  654 (225, 227), Sylvia Bingley 614  (253), Eric May 609 (236), Len  Ellis 244, Don MacKay 626 (281),  Helen Girard 688 (263, 222), Mavis Stanley 685 (304), Virginia  Reynolds 565 (235), Freeman  Reynolds 669 (226, 244), Carol  McGivern 228, ,233),- Frank Nevens 746 (233, 250, 263), Buzz  Graham 606 (246, 223), Kris Josephson. 718 (304, 222), Dunstan  Campbell 624 (234), Dan Robinson 608,  (229).  Teachers: Godfrey Robinson  260, Dan Robinson 772 (264, 241,  267), Don MacKay 637 (277),  Irish Cramer 246, Peter Mouza  kis 244.  Thurs. Nite: Mavis Stanley 689  (232, 249), Hugh Inglis 229, Tom  Stenner 602, Hans Peterson 238,  Taffy Greig 694 (298, 234), Kris  Josephson 671 (265), Buzz Graham 701 (251, 222), Ben Prest  663 (319), Jim Thomas 231, Nan  Stevenson 238, Godfrey Robinson  617, Denise Littlejohn 225, Red  Day 229.  Juniors: Rick Delong 532 (261,  271), Stephen Charlesworth 427,  (227, 200), Susain Charlesworth  287 (155), Deborah Hill 287 (151),  Bruce Green 300 (154), Leonard  Green 313 (185), John Sleep 464  (229, 235), Elin Vedoy 340 (185,  155), John Volen 373 (188, 185),  Jackie Inglis 288 (151), Kevin  Honeybunn 305 (154, 151), Randi  Hansen 329 (182), Graeme Winn  317 (175), Louise MacKay 276,  (187), Mike Hansen 271, Valma  Dupuis 295 (151).  Log scaling  in cubic feet  Resaurees Minister Ray Williston has announced that log  scaling for government purposes  in the province will soon be exclusively in firmwood cubic feet.  The change-over will be complete by January 1, 1972, and  will eliminate the present two  competing units. of measure ���  the board foot and lumber cubic  scale.  The decision to drop the board  foot scale in favor of cubic foot  measurement was made following extensive study by a special  committee appointed by Mr. Williston early this year. Its membership comprised representatives of the Forest Service, the  Truck Loggers' Association, and  the B.C. Council of Forest Industries.  Robert Corregan, scaling coordinator for the B.C. Forest  Service, said the firmwood cubic .  scale is simpler in use than the  other forms of measurement,  and provides a more accurate  measure of wood volume.  I REMEMBER I  I  I  HELP YOUR  RED CROSS  I  TO HELP   I  life members  on retirement  OAPO Branch 38 meeting Dec.  14 in Gibsons Health centre with  Williaim Haley, president, in the  chair, attended by a larger number of members than usual, decided to send a $200 cheque to  the Kiwanis Senior Citizens  Housing project. A report on this  housing project was given members who were told that the application for the project has  been forwarded to Victoria.  Inquiries have reached the organization about hearing aids  and any . member interested  should contact Mr. Haley, president of the branch. With Mr. Haley's intention to retire at the  end of the year, the meeting decided that both he and Mrs. Hau  ley, secretary, be presented with  life memberships as a result of  their many years work with the  OAPO.  The meeting adjourned for tea  and the entertainment by eight  talented musicians, Cindy Kurucz, Maria Schneider and Kerry  Mahlman, and the Giggle Gang  of Cindy Beaudry, Michelle Phillips, Christine Irvine, Margaret  Duncan and Melanie Mahlman.  The entertainment wiafi brought  to a close with the reading of  The Night Before Christmas by  Mrs. Mahlman, with Santa Claus  passing out goody bags to all  good boys and girls. This was  a thoughtful gesture of the girls  who wished the members a Merry Christmiais and a Happy New  Year.  The January meetings in the  Health Centre, Gibsons, at 2  p.m., will be a" social, Jan. 4 and  the regular meeting, Jan. 18,  with the installation of officers.  Seventy-three members and  guests attended the Christmas  dinner, Dec. 16, at the Legion  Hall, Gibsons, a gift of the men  of the Legion, Branch 109. A delicious turkey dinner with all the  trimmings was prepared and  served by the Ladies Auxiliary  to the Legion. For their kindness in remembering each member with a gift of home baking  and other goodies, distributed by  Santa Claus and his elves, all  members of the Legion were given a very hearty thank you. Hon.  Isabel Dawson sent her regrets,  as she was unable to attend, and  sent her best wishes to each  member.  Life. Membership certificates  were presented to Mr. and Mrs.  Haley, by Mr. Ad'ams, on behalf of the members of Branch  38. Three excellent nature films  were shown by Mr. and Mrs.  George Cooper, after which the  members wished each other a  happy Christmas, bringing to a  close a most enjoyable evening.  Car licenses!  Mailing of licence renewal application fonms will commence  the middle of December. Motorists will not receive new passenger car licence plates for the  1971 year but upon payment of  the yearly fee wall receive a de-  oal to afifix onto the presently  assigned licence plate, in the  space provided. Licence renewal  can be done on and after Jan.  4.  Apply early to save yourself  time and. inconvenience. Bring  your renewal application form  with you and make sure it is  properly signed. This will save  time too. Officials review costly complex  Information.covering a recreation and retirement complex to  cost millions of dollars in the  Sakinaw Lake area released at  Friday night's meeting of the  Sunshine Coast Regional District  hoard details the requirements  the company involved must fulfill.  The information was supplied  from a letter to F. M. Cunningham, of Anmore Builders Ltd.,  North Vancouver from the provincial lands branch under the  signature of G. A. Rhoades, administrative assistant for the director of lands, and under the  date of Oct. 1 and reads as follows:  Reference is made to the three  applications to acquire land in  the name of Anmore Homebuild-  ers Limited on the Sechelt Peninsula for development of a recreational and retirement home  complex.  Your letter of Sept. 10 with  the accompanying report has  now been reviewed by the department. Lands Branch policy  is to approve applications for  disposition covering those lands  upon which development is im-  We wish all our Sunshine  Coast Friends a Very Merry  Christmas and a Happy New  Year,  Bill & Helen Weinhandl  Ann & Elmer MoDannald  Ethel Barnes  Jean, Bob, Kelly, Davina  Boiderson.  Peg, Marven Volen & family  Mrs. Kathlin Metcalfe  Jack & Doris Skellet  Earls & Ethel Bingley  Mr. & Mrs. H. F. Steinbrun-  ner -  Ray & Lucy Fle_cher  Frank & Daisy Bailey  Sabeena Gardner  Bill & Nancy Douglas  Rene & Ron Haig  Mr. Reg Adams  Amy & Lome Blain  Mrs. Ruth MacDonald  Mollie Kennett  Mrs: Doris Drumimond  Fred & Elsie Saunders  Shirley  & Frank  Daugherty  Mr. & Mrs. Dick Ranniger  Reg & Ruth Godfrey  Dot, Fred & Ethel Rose  Larry & Agnes Labonte &  family  Mr. & Mrs. Wiljo Wiren  Jim & Isobel Fraser  Stan & Margaret Trueman  Bud & Sandra Jones  Ken & Lin Fiedler  Mrs. I. Green  Vera & Jim Munro  Roy & Greta Taylor  Keith & Dorothy Wright  Vern, Jo, Wendy & Jeff  Rottluff  Georgette & Bill Nasadyk  Bud, Celia Fisher & family  Morris & Nancy Nygi'en  Bill & Bonnie Nimmo  'Cliff & Noni Olsen & family  Jean, Hal & Jo-Anne  Fred & Pearl Feeney (  Archie & Jean Russell  Fred & Marybelle  Roy & Eve Harris '  Jack & Moira Clement  Ron & Irene Oram  John & Doreen Matthews  Anne Drummond  H. Warn  Alex & Flo Robertson  Ida Lowther  Bob & Marg Emerson  Cecil & Bernice  Chamberlin  Ray & Lynda Hickman  Mr. C. Saigeon & Charles  Harry & Margaret Smith  Albert B.  Crowhurst  Lloyd & Maureen Partridge  & family  Doug & Shirley Cryderman &  family     -  Ted & Louise Hume & family  Mike, Betty & Joanne  Fitzpatrick  George & Vera Ruggles  Vince, Dorothy & Kim  Bracewell  Alex & Jean Davidson &  family  Instead of sending local  Christmas Cards, these families have donated $227.75  to the Gibsons Kiwanis Senior Citizens Building Fund.  Tminent. Your report indicates  that much of the area involved  in your application does not fall  within this classification and it  would therefore be inconsistent  with this. policy to approve for  disposition all of the land applied for. In order that you may  be aware of additional Lands  Branch policy the following  points are brought to your attention.:  1. It is evident that the area  under application. is excessive  and any disposition considered  by this department will be on a  smaller land area than that envisioned in your report. The department is not prepared to enter into any agreement upon  which development cannot be  contemplated in the immediate  future.  2. The submission of your report is only a small portion of  the development plans required  by this department. We will need  complete engineered drawings,  tim table for construction and  estimated costs of the complete  project along with the approval  of the Regional District of the  concept proposed.  3. Any disposition of Crown  lands in this area will be on a  lease-develop-purchase basis.  4. The Lands Branch would  be prepared to issue a lease on  a metes and bounds description  for a period of one year subject  to a further period of four years  providing the lessee files with  the department a development  plan which is acceptable to the  Regional District of Sunshine  Coast and meets the requirements of the department of highways with respect to roads.  a. It will be the responsibility  of the lessee to establish on the  ground the. boundaries . of the  Crown lands included in the  leasehold.  b. The lessee will be required  to post a performance bond to  cover the engineering costs of  the roads and other services required by the Regional District  of Sunshine Coast.  c. The lease rental will be  based on 5% of the appraised  value of the raw land and in addition to the annual rental the  lessee will be required to pay all;  taxes, rates, duties and assessments whatsoever now Charged  or hereinafter to be charged  upon the Crown lands or any  part thereof.  d. The lease will contain an  option to purchase clause which  may be exercised at any time  during the term of the lease  over all or any portion of the  leasehold which has been subdivided and developed or otherwise improved with roads and ;  services to the satisfaction of the  department of highways, Regional District of Sunshine Coast  and any other authority which  may have jurisdiction in the  area.  e. The option to purchase  may only be exercised by Canadian citizens or a corporation  registered in the province of  British Columbia if the majority  of the shares are held by Canadian citizens. Satisfactory proof  of the principals and shareholders of any company requesting  a Crown ^grant must be supplied,  to the department.  f. Prior to exercising the option to purchase all or any portion of the leasehold it will be  the responsibility of the lessee  to have the said portion or portions of the Crown lands surveyed out of the leasehold at his  own expense by a B.C. Land Surveyor of his. choice under instructions to be obtained from  the Surveyor General.  g. The purchase option at the  original appraised value of the  Crown lands shall not extend beyond the five year term of the  lease.  h. The lessee shall not commence construction xon the  ground Until such time as the  approved development plan referred to above has been filed  with the director of lands.  i. The lessee will not cut or  destroy, or allow to be cut or  destroyed, during the term of the  lease, any timber or trees on  the Crown lands without the  consent in writing of the minister and then only in accordance  with such terms, conditions and  regulations as the minister may  make under the Forest Act and  regulations made thereunder.  When you have advised the  department that you are prepar  ed to proceed on the basis suggested above and have restricted  your application to a size commensurate with the use envisioned arrangements will then be  made to carry out an appraisal  of the lands by an officer of the  department.  ���G. A. Rhoades, Administrative assistant, for director  of lands.  A FAVORABLE VOTE  Argument as to whether the  Halfmoon Bay vote recently on  whether ratepayers desired a  water, system for the area passed or was defeated,. has been  settled. The Regional board at  its Friday night meeting said  the vote was an expression of  opinion and only a simple majority was required. It passed 110  for to 100 against.  Secretary Charles Gooding explained that when it came time  to spend money on the proposed  system another vote would have  to be taken to authorize the  board to borrow such funds.  CHRISTMAS GREETINGS  ball our fronds  from Gibsons Auxiliary  to Sf. Mary's Hospital  Phil and Mary Fletcher.  Mrs. Mary Lovell.  Mrs. Rolbt. Telford.  Mrs. Sarah Thompson.  Mrs. Oney Decamp.  Mrs. Marie Scott.  Mr. and Mrs. Colin Dobell.  Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Jones.  Mrs. Eva Pilling.  Mr. and Mrs. F. Wyngaert.  Jim and Verla Hobson.  Mr. and Mrs.> Lome Mason.  Mr. and Mrs. J. White.  Miss M. A. Thatcher.  Mrs. H. B Metcalfe.  Mr. and Mrs. A. Whiting.  Mr. and Mrs. Hux Marshall  Georgette and Bill Nasadyk  Mr. and Mrs. A. Boyes and  family.  Lome and Amy Blain and  family.  Bill and Lucille Mueller.  Dwight and Dorothy Johnson.  Bill and Gladys Davis.  Blake, Dorothy and Jeffrey  Alderson.  Narylce and John Crosby.  Al and Jess Christiansen.  Bill and Dorothy Murray  Bill and Carol McGivern.  Mickey and Doris Parsey.  Jim and Kay Waterhouse.  Hugh and Margaret Inglis  Dora Benn.  Robt. and Marion Alsager  and family.  Ed and Mae Freer.  Ernie and Virgi Baxter:  A sincere thanks fo all who  donated to the Gibsons Hospital Fund.     ,  Osborne Logging Co. Ltd  Ring Out, Ring  Out, The Bells  Of Christmastime!  May joys be yours!  Elphinstone Co-op  __  FROM ALL OF USr  T0ALL0FY0U ���  A Very Merry Christinas  and by the way  "Thank you so lnuch  for your warm welcome  to the Sunshine Coast."  . The Management and Staff of  COAST CABLE VISION  Coast News, Dec. 23, 1970.       5  WORK ON DUMPS  Sunshine Coast Regional District directors are still working  on garbage dumps and plan to  apply to Victoria for a special  use permit on Crown land for a  Pender Harbour dump. As regards Halfmoon Bay dump, the  board is still awaiting a reply  from Victoria officials on its request covering fencing. A letter  was sent three weeks ago. The  board decided that it should  write and suggest something  should be done.  LEGAL  NOTICE OF INTENTION  TO APPLY FOR A  DISPOSITION OF  CROWN LAND  In Land Recording District of  Vancouver, and situate Sechelt  Inlet.  Take notice that Eileen Margaret Davis, of R. R. 3, Mission,  B.C., occupation, housewife, intends to apply for a lease of the  following described lands:���-  Commencing at a post planted  at S.E. corner of unsurveyed  portion of South half of Block  C of Lot 6855, Group 1, N.WJ>.;  thence 200 feet west; thence 15  feet North; thence 198 feet East;  thence following shoreline to  point of commencement and containing .07 acres, more or less.  The purpose for which the disposition is required is Private  Boat Dock.  Eileen Margaret Davis  Dated 15 December, 1970.  Dec. 23, 30.  NOTICE OF INTENTION  TO APPLY FOR A  DISPOSITION OF  CROWN LAND  In Land Recording District of  New Westminster, and situate  Sechelt Peninsula, between Ir-  vines Landing, Pender Harbour,  B.C. and Earls Cove, B.C. on  the Agamemnon Channel  Take notice that Richard Joseph Pomper, of Vancouver 5,  B.C., ocmupatton, Security Trader, intends to apply for a lease  of the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted  1100' S.W. of lot 4448; thence  100' south; thence 300* east;  thence 100' north; thence 300*  west; and containing three-quarters acres, more or less.  The purpose for which the disposition is required is Residential.  Richard Joseph Pomper  Dated December 10th, 1970.  Dec. 16, 23,  NOTICE OF INTENTION  TO APPLY FOR A  DISPOSITION OF  CROWN LAND  In Land Recording District of  New Westminster, and situate  Sechelt Peninsula, between Ir-  vines Landing, Pender Harbour,  B.C. and Earls Cove, B.C. on  the Agamemnon Channel  Take notice that Joseph Pomper, of Vancouver 13, B.C., occupation, Stationary Engineer  intends to apply for a lease of  the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted  1200' S.W. of lot 4448; thence  100' south; thence 300' east;  thence 100' north; thence 300'  west; and containing three-quarters acres, more or less.  The purpose for which the disposition is required is Residential.  Joseph Pomper  Dated December 10th, 1970.  Dec. 16, 23,  TENDERS  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC  WORKS OF CANADA  TENDERS  SEALED TENDERS addressed  to Supervisor of Tendering, Dept  of Public Works, Pacific Palisades, 747 Bute Street, Vancouver  5, B.C. and endorsed TENDER  FOR APPROACH REPAIRS,  GIBSONS. B.C. will be received  until 11:00 a.m. (PST) THURSDAY,  JANUARY 14, 1971.  Tender documents can be obtained on deposit of $25.00 in the  form of a CERTIFIED bank  cheque to the order of the RECEIVER GENERAL OF CANADA, through offices of the Dept.  of Public Works, 1110 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver 5, B.C.  The deposit will be refunded  on return of the documents in  good condition within one month  from the date of tender opening.  To be considered each tender  must be submitted on the forms  supplied by the Department and  must be accompanied by the security specified in the tender  documents.  The lowest or any tender not  necessarily accepted.  Carmen O. Robinson        ��  A/Supervisor, Cost, General  and Pay Accounting. New R, N. executive director  6       Coast News, Dec. 23, 1970.  Miss F. A. (Nan) Kennedy,  R.N., has been appointed executive director of the Registered  Nurses' Association of British  Columbia. She served as acting  executive director from Sept. 1,  following the resignation of Miss  Eleanor S. Graham, R.N.  Miss Kennedy began her nursing career as a general duty  staff nurse after graduating  from Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing in 1935.  She was a nurse at Vancouver  General and Bralorne hospitals  and later went into private duty  nursing before becoming a public health nurse.  In 1954 Miss Kennedy joined  the World Health Organization  staff as a public health nursing  tutor in Dacca, East Pakistan  and two years later became a  public health nursing consultant  with WHO in Tehran Iran.  COAST NEWS WANT ADS  ARE BEST SELLERS  DEADLINE, TUESDAY NOON  Ph. 886-2622  FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE  - .  We will be open Wed.. Dec. 30 from 4 to 5:30  p.m.  Thurs..  Dec. 31 ��� Regular Hours ��� 10 fo 3  Bank of Montreal  p.m.  GIBSONS  FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE  We will be open Wed., Dec. 30 from 4 fo 5:30 p.m.  Thurs., Dec. 31 ��� Regular Hours ��� 10 to 3 p.m.  Royal Bank of Canada  GIBSONS  L ; : ���  SUNSHINE COAST REGIONAL DISTRICT  GARBAGE COLLECTION  NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY  Wilson Creek to Wakefield Inn  Garbage will be collected from the above area on  Monday- January 4, 1971  instead of Friday, January 1, 1971  Charles F. Gooding,  Secretary.  Fire Alarm Procedure  ALSO INHALAT0R  To place a Call at Gibsons OR Area covered by the  Gibsons Fire Protection District:  1. Immediately dial phone number 886-2345  2. Wait for someone to answer  3. Give them (A) Location of Fire & Address  (B) Name of Resident Involved  (C) Extent of Involvement  (D) Your Name  4. Ensure everyone \i out of the building no  matter how small the fire is.  5. Dispatch someone or yourself to nearest  roadway to direct Firemen or R.C.M.P.  VOLUNTEER FIRE SERVICES  langdale school art show  */s=%  "Why not save yourself a trip. Give me some cash now  Ml buy my own stuff!"  Turkey arrives early, stays longer  That festive turkey which |is  carefully selected to grace tiiie  holiday table deserves special  attention from the hamemakclr.  Probatory more than any other  entree, the turkey arrives in the  kitchen earlier and stays longer,  particularly if it is a large frozen one. |  Frozen birds should be kept  frozen until a day or two (before  preparation time. It is therefore  important to estimate the thawing time as accurately as possible. The home economists of  Canada Department of Agriculture say that a turkey which is  small enough to go in the refrigerator will require from four  to five hours per pound to thaw  there.  It should be left in its original  wrappings but the bag should be  slit and the turkey placed on a  rack over a pan to catch the  drip. A large turkey will thaw  more quickly if it is submerged  in its water-tight bag in cold  water, allowing about one hour  per pound.  When the bird is thawed, it  should be treated as fresh and  refrigerated     promptly.     Store  Children's party  at Country Club  The Sunshine Coast Golf and  Country club held its annual  children's Christmas party Sunday afternoon, Dec. 13. Mrs.  Margaret de Hart, convenor, and  her numerous helpers went all  out to make the party a success.  The clubhouse was artistically  decorated with a Christmas tree  and other fancy decorations).  While waiting for the program  to begin the children and adults  enjoyed Christmas music played  by Mrs. Evelyn Hayes on.Mrs.  Margaret Barley's organ brought  in for the occasion.  House committee chairman  Phil Nicholson welcomed the gathering then comic films were  shown on- a projector loaned by  Norman Burley.  After carol singing, Santa  Claus arrived with gifts and  goodies for the young. The afternoon wound up with hot dogs,  juice and fancy cut-out cookies.  Bridge winners at the club's  monthly card night Dec. 14 were  Alf Whiting and Alf Winn.  Ruby Lake outlet  The fish and wild life branch  of the provincial Conservation  department reports that during  the past two spawning seasons,  cutthroat trout from Ruby Lake  near Sechelt have used more of  the artificially created outlet  spawning channel. The increase  appears to be related in part to  a reduction in velocity over the  spawning gravels. This was accomplished by widening the original channel and lowering the  gradient. Fish appear to prefer  to spawn in areas near cover in  the form of pools and shading.  In a straight section of the  channel, not previously used for  spawning, cover has now been  created toy the installation of  plywood sheeting. It is hoped  this will induce fish to spawn  but, should it prove unsuccessful several new pools will be  created. These changes in habitat are being evaluated to better understand the relatively unknown spawning requirements of  the coastal cutthroat trout.  wrappings  should   be   removed  and the turkey covered loosely  in waxed paper or foil. All poultry, whether .bought in its fresh  state or just thawed, is very  perishable and should be cooked within two days. If the giblets are enclosed in the neck or  body cavity they should be removed and stored separately because they spoil rapidly.  As soon as the meal is over,  the stuffing should be removed  and stored separately. The carcass should then be refrigerated  or the meat removed from the  hones, covered and stored in the  refrigerator for not more than  four days. If meat is to be kept  for a longer time it should be  frozen. The bones may be placed in a freezer bag and frozen  for making soup at a later date.  Stuffing may be frozen or refrigerated and used in a day or  two.  NEVENS RADIO & TV  DEALER  FOR  PHILIPS  ZENITH  FLEETWOOD  ADMIRAL  RUGS & FURNITURE  SALES & SERVICE  To all Makes  Phone 886-2280  On Dec. 16 and 17 an art show  was held at Langdale Elementary school. The grade 6-7 class  displayed their various creative  efforts in the areas of mosaics,  landscapes, seascapes, underwater scenes, rock art, posters,  free art, 3-D pictures, Christmas scenes and geometric patterns.  The show was presented by  Mr. Jacob's class. A ballot box  was set up by the class to poll  people for their views of the  three best efforts in each section. Parents and students viewed their efforts and then cast a  ballot.  The first, second and third  winners were:  Mosaics: Gei'aldine Fyles, Cathy Hamilton, Jamie McPhedran  Geometric patterns: Cheryl  Forbes, Joanne Laird, second  and third.  3-D pictures: Cathy Hamilton,  Wayne Wolverton, Geraldine  Fyles.  Posters: Cathy Hamilton, Cindy Frykas, Jamie McPhedran &  Iris Vedoy.  Landscapes-:  Cathy Hamilton,  Joanne Laird, Cindy Frykas.  Seascapes: Cindy Frykas, Jamie McPhedran, Geraldine Fyles  Underwater scenes: Dawna  Prest, Cathy Hamilton, Jamie  McPhedran.  Christmas scenes: Cathy Hamilton, Dawna Prest, Cindy Frykas.  Rock Art: Iris Vedoy, Tom  Stanway, Wayne Wolverton.  Free Art, Cathy Hamilton, 1,  2 and 3.  This art show was on display  during parent-teacher interviews  PHOTOGRAPHER  WANTED  Used furniture or what  have you  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  AL'S USED FURNITURE  Gibsons ��� 886-28121  C. ABERNETHY  886-7374  COAST INN  (Restaurant)  CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS  Dec. 23 ��� Jan. 14  We wish you and yours  A MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY MEW YEAR  BILL AND SAM  SEASONS GREETINGS  With a wish that's sincere  For a healthy and happy  And wonderful New Year.  come warmly  From the Staff af  WE5TERN  DRUGS  Haig, Maureen, Chris, Gwen  Eleanor and Colleen  I  1  I  I  I  I  1  1  I  HOLIDAY EXCURSIONS  $12 RETURN  Dec. 24   Sechelt to /Nanaimo   2:45 p.m.  Nanaimo to Sechelt   3:15 p.m.  Dec. 26    Sechelt to Nanaimo      12 p.m.  Nanaimo to Sechelt        1 p.m.  Dec. 27   Sechelt to Nanaimo        3 p.m.  Nanaimo to Sechelt   3:30 p.m.  r   -ij^njei^rW  _ ns*  I  I  ��  AtHWAt  SECHELT, B.C.  PHONE  Dec. 31   Sechelt to Nanaimo   2:45 p.m.  Nanaimo to Sechelt   3:15 p.m.  Jan. 2     Sechelt to Nanaimo      12 p.m.  Nanaimo to Sechelt        1 p.m.  Jan. 3     Sechelt to Nanaimo        3 p.m.  Nanaimo to Sechelt   3:30 p.m.  For Advance Reservations  VANCOUVER - 685-4922  NANAIMO ��� 753-2041  SECHaT      ��� 885-2214 Coast News, Dec. 23, 1970.       7  &  "I don't know how she figures it, but my, teacher says it's  better to give than to receive."  Point of law  (By  a  Practicing Lawyer)  This week we will deal with  the Consumer Protection Act.  -..This -act provides safeguards for  people who buy~on credit or borrow money. The seller or lender  is required to disclose the complete cost of credit so that the  proposed buyer , or borrower  may "shop around" and see  where he can get the best terms  suitable to his (budget.  When buying on credit by  means of a time-payment program, the buyer-must be told:  The cost price; the amount of  any down payment or credit allowed for a trade-in; the amount  of the finance charges, and any  additional charges that may be  added on in the event that the  buyer shall default and fall behind in his payments.  When borrowing money, the  borrower must be given a written statement before the loan is  made, setting out the amount  loaned, the cost of borrowing in  dollars and cents and as a percentage figure, any lending fees,  > the rate and intervals of repayment and any charges made in  ; the event of default.  If anyone makes a purchase  from a door to door salesman,  and the price of the goods or  services exceeds $50 the sales  contract must be in writing. In  addition, the contract must state  the name and address of the  buyer and seller, the goods or  services must be described, the  price and the terms of payment  must ibe set out and any warranties must be included. If there  are to be no warranties the  contract must say so.  If someone wishes to cancel  a contract made with a door to  door salesman, he may do so by  giving notice of the cancellation  not later than the third day after the date on which the copy  of the contract was received by  him.  Any advertisement by a lender or seller for a loan or sale  on time mentioning an interest  rate must disclose the true interest rate which must include  all the charges involved. If no  mention is made of interest but  reference is made to some other  term of credit then the borrower must be told what amount he  will actually receive, the down  payment, the amount of each installment, and the actual cost  of borrowing or buying.  A judge has the authority to  find that the cost of borrowing  in any particular transaction is  excessive and unjust and he may  rearrange the terms to make  them fairer.  If a lender errs and quotes the  " cost of credit and then tries to  change it and make it higher,  the borrower only has to pay the  lower sum quoted to him.  When unsolicited credit cards  or unsolicited goods are received, the recipient has no legal  obligation to accept them or to  refuse them. He only becomes  liable if he acknowledges his  acceptance by using them. In  the absence of acknowledgement  the recipient has no liability if  the credit card or goods are lost  Drop in and while you wait  we can make a copy for you on  our Xerox of any important document you have.  COAST NEWS  (Copyright)  misused, damaged or misappropriated.  Every person who breaks the  law regarding the above requirements can be fined a maximum of $2,000 or imprisoned for  a maximum of one year, or  both. Ilf the offender is a corporation, the fine is a maximum  of $25,000.  GIBSONS HEATING  Serving Sunshine Coast  All types of heating  and hot water     ���'������;���  installations and service   ���  Call JACK CURRIE  Phone 886-7380  TRAIL BAY ENTERPRISES  Appliance Repair Business  JOHN BUNYAN  Davis Bay 885-9318  UPHOLSTERY  HAL & MAY AUBIN  Samples brought to your home  Livingroom furniture a specialty  Phone 885-9575  GRAY'S AUTOMOTIVE  Specializing in Motor Tuneup  Carburetors, Alternators  Generators  Wheel Alignment & Balancing  101 Sunshine  Coast Highway  Phone 886-2584  We pay highest cash prices  for furniture  2nd hand items of all kinds  THE RENTAL SHOP'S  Second Hand Store  885-2848 or 885-2151  KB WELDING  PORTABLE  Phone 886- 7042  Serving the Sunshine Coast  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage  Complete Packing  Packing Materials  for   Sale  Member Allied Van Lines  Phone 886-2664 ��� R.IM Gibsons  PENINSULA STUCCO  & DRY WALL  All kinds of Cement Work.  Phone Albert Ronnberg 886-2996  CHAIN SAW CENTRE  SALES &  SERVICE  Chain Saws ��� Outboards  Boats ��� Marine Supplies  SUNSHINE COAST DIRECTORY  EARL'S C0YE RESTAURANT  883-2747  Specializing in Home Cooking  Canadian and European Dishes  A GREAT PLACE TO EAT  Open All Winter  9 a.m. - Last Ferry  Mary and Joe Fraser  SUNSHINE COAST TRAILER PARK  1 Mile west of Gibsons Hiway  Extra Large Lots  And Recreation Area  Parklike Setting  Phone 886-9826  JOHNSON'S BUUDING  MAINTENANCE  Floors ��� Rugs  Window Cleaning  Interior  &   Exterior  Decorating  Specializing in  Paperhanging  Ph. 885-9715 after 5 p.m.  P.O. Box 642, Sechelt  SECHELT TOWING & SALVAGE  LTD.  SCOWS ��� LOGS  Heavy Equipment Moving  & Log Towing  Phone 885-9425  SEASIDE PLUMBING  FREE   ESTIMATES'  A   COMPLETE  PLUMBING  SHOP  ON  WHEELS  Phone 886-7017 or 886-2848  RAY NEWMAN PLUMBING  SALES & SERVICE  Hot Water Heating,  Building & Alterations  Davis Bay Rd., R.R.1,  Sechelt"��� Ph. 885-2116   '  TASflLA SHOP  Ladies ��� Mens ��� Childrens  Wear ��� Yard Goods ��� Wool  and Staples ��� Bedding  Linens  Dial 885-9331  Sechelt, B.C.  SIC0TTE BULLDOZING Lfd.  ��� ROAD GRADING  ��� LAND CLEARING  ��� ROAD  BUILDING  Phone  886-2357    .  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION  &  MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Used Refrigerators  for  sale  Phone 886-2231  From 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Res.   886-9949  SIM Elf CTRIt Lfd.  ELECTRICAL   CONTRACTORS  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  At the Sign of the Chevron  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  & MARINE SERVICE Lfd.  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BIRKIN  Beach Ave., Roberts Creek  Phone 886-2551  WATER SURVEY SERVICES  EXPERT BLASTING  Free Estimates  885-2304 886-2945 Now on record  At the Regional District Hos  tile Regional Hospital board: asked to have placed on record in  board minutes that it was greatly concerned about a gravel pro-  pital board meeting in October     ject close to the hospital  St.    Mary's   Hospital   board        At   the   December   Regional  through Director Frank West of     Board meeting Friday night Di-  From Mexico  B.  Feliz Navidad  y  Prospero Ano Nuevo  to all our friends from  Jack and Joan Warn  Gibsons Shell Station  Closed all Christmas Day  except for emergency and lowing service  Ph. 886-2572  Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Boxing Day  Hilltop Motors  Ph. 886-7343  Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day  Open Boxing Day ��� Noon to 5 p.m.  Parkinson's Heating Ltd.  Gibsons  8       Coast News, Be:\ 23, 1970.  rector West refuted claims that  the hospital board had approved  such claims. He said the hospital board knew nothing about  gravel project plans and had  never stated it was satisfied  about having a gravel crusher  1,000 feet from hospital premises.  CHRISTMAS GREETINGS  foall our friends  from Sechlet Auxiliary  to St. Mary's Hospital  Phil   and  Elsie   Nicholson,  Heather and Jimmie.  Dr. and Mrs. W. Vosburgh.  Mary, Linda and David Mcintosh.  Werner and Annelies Rich-  ter.  Dr. and Mrs. W. Burtnick  and Mots. Mabel Bligh  Alan and Rosa  Swan  and  faimily.  The Paetkaus  Mr. and Mrs. Art Redman.  Mr. arid Mrs. J. W. Lewis.  Maggie and Norm Burley.   ,  Ed and Celia Messner.  Elva Booth  Elsie and Leo Johnson.  Marj. and Charles Human.  Marj. and Jack Morgan.  Mrs. Lola Turner.  Ivan, Eileen and Jimmy  Smith. . 7  Polly and Lou Benner  Capt. and Mrs. Sam Dawe.  Bi-lie Steele.  Rocky, Mary, Scott, Andy  and Nancy Henderson.  Mrs. N. Hanna.  Cliff, Peggy. Mary and  ^  Margaret Connor.  Eve and Orv Mosierip  iRuiby and Vic Osiborne.  Phyllis Parker.  Jack and Edna Fisher.  Frode and Tove Jorgensen,  Susan and Penni.  Beulah and Bill Lawson and  family.  Mr. and Mrs.   Sonny Benner. .. ',,.,... . ���,.      . -'X'yx.  Don and Hazel Hadden y^j  Ann and Les Robinson arid  Mary. ;'���    .  Polly and Les Chamberlin.  Marion and Maniford Cook  and Shirley.  Frank and Sylvia Jones.  Gordon,  Maureen,   Sharon,  Kathleen and Nadine Hall.   :  Cristine Crucil. i  Alice Amelia French.       i  Marilyn,  Neil,  Wayne  and  Kim Campbell.  Garry, Roberta, David and  Jeffrey Foxall. ':  Nancy, Terry and Eric  Miller.  Amy Rouse and Norm Ed-  wardson.  'Shannon and Ray Stockwell  Dick and Vona Clayton and  family.  Phoebe and Gunnar Hanson  Roy and Gretha Taylor   .  Caryl and Don Cameron ;  Marie and Ernie Montgomery.  Jack and Lee Redman.  Mr. and Mrs. Ron Marehuk  Statement of Results of Election and Submissions  Election ��� December 12,1970  Electoral Area  Director  Valid  Votes  Elected (E)  "B" HOLGATE, Herbert R.  RELF, Rita  THOROLD, Clifford G.  "D" ALMOND, Harry J.  JAMES, Arthur M.  MACLEAN, Ian  "F" WOLVERTON, Lome  By-law No. 49 Submission  35  87  98  79  22  32  32  (E)  (E)  (By Acclamation)  FOR  AGAINST  110  100  CERTIFIED CORRECT:  Greg E. Girard   .  Returning Officer  Sunshine Coast Regional  District.  Dated December 15, 1970.  I.O;O.F. DRAW FIVE CHRISTENED -ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Eairwaker  Sunshine Coast Lodge No. 76 Rev. J.   Williamson' had five Brandi Cristine and Bobbi Lea,  I.O.O.F. annual draiw was won christenings   at   Sunday   morn- children of Mr. and Mrs. W. J.  by Mort Reid of Sechelt with J. ing's    United    Church   service. Greggain     and     Nelson     Reid  Bjornson of Gibsons second- and Christened were Jason Cope and Moore,  daughter of Mary Ann  B. Phillips of Vancouver third. Jenifer Marie,   son and daugh- Moore.  HOLIDAY BOWLING  SUNDAY, Dec. 27, 1:30 p.m.  MOONLIGHT BOWLING ��� MONDAY, Dec. 28, TUBDAY, Dec. 29 ��� 7 p.m.  BOWL & DANCE ��� WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 7 p.m.  SATURDAY, Jan. 2 ��� 7 pm. SUNDAY, Jan, 3 ��� 1:30 pm.  Gef a Strike on the Red Head Pin and win yourself a ERIE GAMP  We extend to all HOLIDAY GREETINGS and the Best for the NOV YEAR  Mo.* & Ed  E & M Bowiadrome   sse aose  s___teetcfteieiei-?e^^  !.'   5' ......  ^      y  TOTEM TOWING Ltd  Seolielt  The Board of School  Trustees wishes the  entire staff of School  District No. 46  A Merry Christmas  and a  Happy New Year  ^Mt^nh  jMfcu. jT3L  By Jules Mainil  . It was a late November evening in 1934. Winter had come  early to Saskatchewan, and  there, had already been several  minor blizzards. The sleigh  roads were fairly good and for  reasons of economy and convei-  ience we had put up the car.  Dad had gone for the mail; Mar-  raine, our maternal grandmother, and Marie, the neighbor's  daughter who. usually helped her  were preparing supper, and the  chores being done, I was in the  house reading.  '������   I heard Dad's rig come into  the yard.  I thought,  he'll probably be cold, even if it is only  ; a three mile drive;  I'll go and  ;put his team in and he can go  right into the warm, kitchen. It  ;was   a   nasty   evening,   around  zero with a blustery wind.  <    When I got out he was already  unhitching the rorses, I told him  "Go on in, I'll do this. "No," he  said,   "I'm  not cold."  I  didn't  argue.  We  took the  horses in,  ���   unharnessed them and led them  ito their stalls. I had previously  "*. ��� fed them for the night;  As we left the barn the Boss  said, "I went to the Post Office  by way of the school. They are  going to run out of coal, the  teacher has good reason to be  worried. It's my fault, as Chairman of the board I shotild have  seen that coal was.brought from  the mines in early October When  the weather was good. We may  ��� have to buy' some locally, but.  we really can't afford it, it costs  five times as much as from the  mines. I told the teacher that  we would get her some coal/that  you would probably be willing  to get two sleigh loads which  should see the school through  the winter. I know you have  already made four 50-mile round  trips for our own coal, but that  was in good weather and I think  you enjoyed doing it. This- is  different, it can be a brutal trip  for both you and' the horses." / '7  We-were in the. house by this  time and he could see that I  was anything but enthusiastic  -���about-; his ^?uggestionc#g^^you  don't want to go, Jules, seeing;  that it's mv fault that the school  is short of coal fir go." I was  in my early, twenties, he was7  almost fifty. "No," I said, "I'll  go. Our horses are in good shape  the school needs the coal and  we must.. save .whatever little  money we have to pay the unfortunate teacher. I don't like the  idea but I'll go."  We sat to our supper. Suddenly I made by decision. "If I'm  going to make this damn trip I  can't get it over with too soon.  I don't think the weather will  get better and it could get  worse. This dry snow could easily start drifting. Tomorrow  morning we will get up a little  earlier than usual. I want to be  away from here with my two  outfits by 9 o'clock. Right after  supper I'll go and give the horses an extra feed and start preparing for the; trip."  As I was speaking my plans  the phone rang: Dad answered  it, turned tome and said, "It's  Adolph  Kercher,   he   wants  to  speak to you." Now Kercher was  ..not only one of the most ineffec-  ; tual men in the community but  .The was also * genuinely unlucky.  ���He was not only poor in that he  had no money, he was poor in  -that neither he nor his wife were  very well, their  children  were  forever   down   with   something,  his equipment tended to fall to  pieces,    and   his   horses   were  scrawny.  "Jules," he said, "I hear you  are going to Bienfait for coal.  Would you mind if I went with  you, we are almost out of coal."  The winter had barely started  and already they were out of  coal. Not very graciously I said  "Yes, I'm going to Bienfait for  coal. I shall be leaving the yard  shortly before nine tomorrow. It  will take me a little less than  an hour to get to. your corner.  You can meet me there and,we  can go together. Dress warmly."  Already I was starting to feel a  sense of responsibility for the.  man. Kercher yelped, "I can't  be ready by tomorrow morning." I said, "I'm sorry, that is  when I'm going," and hung up  the phone.  I came back to the table perplexed. "How in hell did Kercher know I was going to Bienfait?" Somewhat embarrassed  the Boss said, "The teacher and  I went to the coal shed at recess  time and the children probably  heard me say that you would  go." "Oh."  After supper Dad came out  with me to do whatever we  could towards getting ready for  the jmorning. He knew I was  annoyed but neither of us said  anything about it. We filled a  sack-with crushed grain and  pitched hay down from the loft  to iput in the sleigh boxes the  next morning. I got the logging  chain with a large clevis attached and hooked it on one of the  sleighs. All that oould be done  tonight had been done.  As we were walking back towards the house the Boss said,  "One should always try to do  What is needed and God knows  the coal you are going for is  needed and if you help anyone  it should be someone who needs  help and God knows, Kercher  always needs help." I remained  silent but realized he was right  on both counts.  When we got back to the  house, Marraine and her helper  were making up my lunch. I told  them, "This isn't like the Fall  trips. No jars of fruit, no apples,  no oranges. Lots of meat sandwiches, half o dozen hardboiled  eggs, buttered bread and fruit  cake of some kind. Nothing fancy ��� good sustaining food that  can stand freezing. Oh, yes,  a couple of handfuls of coffee so  I can make coffee in the power  house where we will be having  our meals and bedding down for  the night."  At nine o'clock the next morning I was on my way. When I  got to Kercher's corner he wasn't there, but I could see him  hitching his team to his sleigh.  "To hell, with him," I thought  "I won't wait for him, he can  catch up to me." In any case I  wanted to set the pace and be  first over this little used road.  A bit of dry snow had drifted  in the ruts during the night, and  it would be much easier on his  team following my two rigs.  About noon I dug a couple of  beef sandwiches from my lunch  box. I had buried the box in the  hay and they weren't . frozen  yet. I ate them with relish but  I didn't leave my hands out of  my mitts very long. The sleigh  /runners   were   squealing   more  i and more; the thermometer was  .falling  at midday,   not  a  very  good sign.  Things went well regardless of  the increasing cold, and we got  to   the   mine   shortly   before   4  cp.m. We cleared our sleigh box-  | es of the hay; oats and whatever  , else we had with us and drove  j directly under the coal chutes.  ���1 The mine had scales but didn't  j- use   them,   they   simply   filled  your box and called it two tons.  It was near the end of the day  . and  they   gave   us   tremendous  loads, particularly Kercher. This  was good but we still had to take  these huge loads home.  We moved our loads out of the  way, heading them towards the  mine yard exit, unhitched our  horses, watered, stabled and fed  them. We then took our blankets  and lunch boxes to the power  house where we had a huge leisurely meal and then made up  our bunks for the night: All the  wh'le the thermometer was going down;  I worried about my-  Second Section  self but more about Kercher and  his nags.  As we were laying down I  said, "I've asked the night fireman to wake us up at 4 o'clock.  I want to be away by 5 tomorrow, I don't like the looks of the  weather." This did not go down  too well but Kercher didn't want  to be left behind, so 5 it would  be.  At 4 o'clock the firemen woke  us with "God it's cold, nearly 20  below and a breeze with it."  Just what I had feared, 'a breeze  with it.' We went directly to the  barn, watered and fed our horses "and then put the harnesses  on thm. Worry gnawed at me for  myself, but particularly for. the  sickly Kercher and his thin horses. On the way back to the pow-  e>r house I picked up a piece of  two-by-four laying by the barn  and loosened the runners on the  three sleighs. Trying to move a  frozen down sleigh on a really  cold day was a good way to  start even the best of horses  baulking.  Back in the powerhouse the  fireman had made us a pot of  coffee and we had a big breakfast. It might be hours before  we could eat in reasonable comfort again. Kercher was not too  anxious to leave the warm fur-  naceroam but I was itchy to get  started. We repacked our lunch  boxes, wrapped them in our  blankets, thanked the fireman  and were on our way.  It was steadily getting colder  and the breeze was now strong  enough that you could see an  occasional skiff of snow move  along the ground. We got our  teams hitched to the sleighs  without trouble even if the horses were somewhat restive because of the cold.  We started; thank God, we  were on our way. I took the lead  (Continued on Page A-2)  -^titltitM^  4��  ���������������.  ���45>.  ���������������  48*  !&&X1&X��&  *�����  45*  ���������������  45J-  ���������������  4��  ���������������  4��  4��  ���������������  4��  45*  ���������������  4��  4��  45t>  ���������������  .....  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We were  h Winter Trip  (By JULES MAINIL)  (Continued from page A-l)  with my two outfits and Kercher  brought up the rear on the  smoothened road. The three  sleighs were overloaded, but being human we had accepted all  we could get ��� something for  nothing.  Although there was no moon  and sunrise was hours away, it  wasn't really dark, the white  ground and the 'stars peeping  through broken clouds gave considerable light. The minute we  got away from the shelter of the  mine buildings I realized how  cold it was, the breeze was a  wind, not strong but a wind and  already snow was sifting across  the road leaving behind tiny  inch-high snow banks. The runners squealed like banshees.  The first .mile or so the horses had to be held- back, they  were going home and they were  cold. They soon steadied down  to a slow even pace, already  they were fighting the drifting  snow filling the ruts in the road.  Kercher caught up to me and  suggested that we speed up a  bit. "No," I said, "if anything  we should slow down. The way  the wind is rising we are going  to be breaking trail all the way  home. And it's getting colder.  Our loads are way too big but  I'd like to get them home. This  is going to be a question of endurance."  Grumbling under his breath  and already blue with cold he  returned to his sleigh. Truth to  tell I did consider throwing about  a ton off each load or putting  both teams on one sleigh. I certainly couldn't do the latter, I  had to stay with my companion.  Slowly, slowly we ate up the  miles.   Shortly before  8 o'clock  To Air Our  Peninsula Plumbing lfd.  Sunshine Coast Highway, Gibsons  Best wishes for a merry  Christmas to you, our friends  and patrons... from all the  folks who serve you down at  Bud, Terry, Pat & Stewart  Twin Creek Lumber  & Building Supplies Ltd.  Sunshine Coast Highway, Gibsons  edging towards home but already the horses were quite willing to stop to catch their breath.  I walked back to see how Kercher was getting along only to  find him sitting on the front of  his load with a blanket wrapped  around his legs and another over  his shoulders and head. My patience was wearing pretty thin.  I said, "Get off that damn  sleigh and walk, move around,  if you don't you will lose your  legs at the very least." '  Slowly he threw off the blankets and started getting off the  sleigh. He just about fell down,  already he was in bad shape. I  helped him to ' the rear of his  rig and told him, "Kercher, you  have got to fight or you will  freeze to death. It must be 25 or  30 below and this wind is going  up steadily. You and I have a  battle on our hands."  I was scared for Kercher but  I was starting to fear for myself as well. It was now daylight and the whole country appeared to be moving. The drifting snow was only a foot atoove  the ground, but the ruts in the  road were completely filled with  the dry resistant snow. If the  wind increased a little we would  have a full blown blizzard.  I went back to my sleigh, the  horses were getting chilly and  they were glad enough to get  started. At the first reasonably  level spot I moved up the second sleigh to the lead so that the  team which had been breaking  the road since we left the mine  could be given some respite.  We were moving slowly but  we were moving and at noon we  were almost halfway home. I  thought to myself, "If the wind,  doesn't rise much more we are  going to make it with our loads,  it will be nip and tuck, but we  will make it." Lord it was cold,  I could feel it working right into my body. I kept a close eye  on Kercher ��� at every opportunity he would get back on his  sleigh; given his poor physique  and his barely adequate clothing, he could be in serious trouble very quickly.  Once again I looked back and  so help me, Kercher had managed to get the right half of his  rig off the road into the loose  snow.  His top heavy load was  on the verge of tipping and^he  madman was trying to jnakemis  poor horses pull the load back  on the road at a sharp angle.  Fortunately his horses were hot  strong enough to do his bidding,  they were stuck and did not upset the load. I yelled at him not  to do anything and walked back.  I knew what I would have to do,  cold or not, blizzard or no blizzard. I would have to take my  biggest team, a set of eveners,  the logging chain to attach them  to the tongue of his sleigh and  pull him back on the road without upsetting. Right at that moment I could willingly have left  the fool and his horses to freeze  to death.  I moved my two outfits forward a couple of hundred yards  to give myself working space to  drag his sleigh back up, then  took my team and equipment  back to his rig. I was tired, I  was cold to the marrow of my  bones. I was thirsty, Lord, I was  thirsty and finally, I was scared; I had three rigs to get home  ���.   now, Kercher was helpless from  i   cold and weakness. I yelled at  \  him,  I  cursed him, I ordered  him to come and help me;  he  tried but he just couldn't. Somehow I got the chain and eveners  attached to his  sleigh,  hitched  my team in front of his, made  sure his lines were slack and we  were ready to try.  I tightened my lines and said,  "King, Prince, up, get up boys."  Those courageous, those wonderful horses, slowly, deliberately pulled Kercher'�� rig, horses  and all, back onto the road.  Once back on the road I stopped  and went to their heads. I could  have kissed those two big geldings, instead, I broke the icicles from their nostrils and  swore at them from relief. I got  my horses back to my sleigh  and we started once again.  We had wasted at least an  hour and the short winter day  was changing to dusk and we  were only slightly more than  half way home.  The next three or four hours  were an agony of endurance for  horses and men. The road was  plugged   with   hardening   snow  banks  and the pulling became  harder and harder. Every half  hour we would stop for a few  minutes,    I   would   check   my  sleighs and then go back to Kercher.   Invariably   I  would   find  him sitting on his load looking  more dead than alive. I would  help  him  down or rather pull  him down, cursing him all the  while. The abuse that I threw at  him had become a saving ritu-  ..'. al, good for him in that it forced  him to move, and good for .me in  that   it   allayed  my  fears.   We  were  all  doing our  best.   Mile  after painful mile  went by.  It  seemed to be getting even colder but the wind was moderating  and   the   drifting   had   almost  stopped. We topped a small rise  and there were the lights of our  district. Kercher was about three  miles   from   home  and   I   was  about six, with the last three being the worst part of the whole -  trip. Even our stumbling horses  seemed to regain some strength  from  the sight  of  our distant  tights. Still the routine continued ��� go a ways, stop, swear at  Kercher ��� until eventually, almost miraculously, we were at  his turnoff. He was a quarter of  a mile from home and a light  was beckoning him to his house.  I went by his corner, stopped  and   went   back   to   where his  played out horses were laboriously trying  to turn  down  his  driveway. The minute I stepped  on the driveway I knew his horses could not drag that load of  coal for the last quarter mile.  It wasn't a road, it was an intermittent series of hard packed snow hummocks about a foot  high. I couldn't break the road  for  him,   my  horses   still  had  three terrible miles to go and I  was coming to the end of my  own tether. I helped him off his  sleigh: and he fell to the ground.  God, the man was done, completely   done.   "Adolph   this   is  what we must do. We will un-  Continued on Page A-4)  <^A/\au tnii J^ouou�� c^folidaij  mlis/i in  or c^ratif2,Ln��.6.�� and  <J^X06,tl��Xit\j  fo% uou  Hon. Isabel Dawson,  Minister without Portfolio.  May Your Holiday  Be Truly Happy!  John, Alice, Bob & 'Old Bill'  Haddock's Cabana Marina  Madeira Park, B.C.  SEASON'S GREETINGS  to all business acquaintances  and friends  ���Sincerely  Doreen and Keta Crosby i  PQR YUU  OUR GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP.  Elphinstone Recreation Group  Roberts Creek  Kelly's Garbage Collection  Gibsons Coast News, Dec. 23, 1970   A-3  i#!��-0l��_*i��i*_#i��& PAUL  _n  COAST INN  (Restaurant)  CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS  Dec. 23 ��� Jan. 14  We wish yoli and yours  A MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR  BILL AND SAM  To my friends and former customers  Bill Wright  .ICW.INC.  May the holiday season  glow brightly for everyone  Greetings from  Len & Bea  Len Wray's Transfer Ltd.  Wishing you the best of  everything at Christmastime and. always!  Staff  Kenmac Paris (1967) Ltd.  Sunshine Coast Hwy.  Gibsons  ST. PIER RE, MP  COAST-CHELCOTIN  On a day of flailing snow,  when the only cheerful sight in  Ottawa's downtown were the  stores, jamimed with the excesses of the affluent society Christmas, I was reminded of a Christmas far from home in Mexico  City, of a bullfight and of a taxi-  driver named Pedro.  We had driven all night  through the Barrancaras, the  five of us jamimed in one small  Austin in which we had driven  south from Vancouver. The year  was, as I can best recall, 1962, a  time so far sunk in the past that  it seems to me that Sir Wilfred  Laurier was then prime minister.  My wife and daughters, wished  nothing except sleep when we  reached Mexico City an hour or  so before the dawn but any son  and I were intent on seeing a  bull fight. For that reason, we  had driven all through the night.  What we had not realized was  that the Christmas Eve bull fight  is one of the largest events of  the year and that tickets sell  weeks in advance. For the largest bull ring in the world there  was no room for us except a  couple of three-peso seats on the  far upper reaches of the sunny  side of the ring.  At the hotel off the Juarez  Avenue, I discussed this with  Pedro, the taxi driver. I was  seized of a strong suspicion that  25 cents did not purchase prime  seats.  Pedro gave a low moan of dismay. "I have attended bull  fights all my life," he said. "Never in seats so bad as those.  Very bad, Senor. Much drinking.  Maybe fighting."  Pedro did not appear to toe a(  man of any affluence. He had  sandals, but no socks, a pair of  thin cotton pants, and old and  much worn white shirt knotted  at his waist. I learned, during  our ensuing acquaintanceship,  that he worked 12 hours of each  day, driving someone else's taxi,  trying to feed a family. ,  Typically Mexican, he was  alsp a sensitive man. Even an  insensitive one might have sensed our disappointment."Wait,"  he said, "Momentito senor. I  will see my friend Jose." He  went away ami returned with  Jose, a dark, quiet, youth who  worked as. a bellhop in the hotel.  The plan unfolded. Jose liked  to see (bullfights at any time,  even in those terrible seats. He,  Pedro Garcia, would also go  with us because after all we  were all the way from Canada  and this was perhaps the only  hull fight we would ever see in  our lives.  We bought two more 25 cent  tickets. Pedro turned off the  taxi meter and we set out for  the ring. It was too dangerous  for me, a Canadian stranger, to  drive my own car to the bull  ring.  When we ascended the cliff to  our seats at the top of the ring,  Jose and Pedro sat on each side  of .my son, who was at that time  not a great deal larger than a  yardstick. , "Sometimes people  fall from up behind us and  knock you down," said Pedro.  "We will look out for that."  Someone did later. Pedro  blocked his tumble. He told me  afterward that he would have  hit the drunk, "but he apologized too quickly, senor. There was  nothing I could do."  These people are sending a  donation to St. Mary's Hospital instead of Christmas  Cards. Port Mellon Hospital  Auxiliary.  Bolb' and Margaret Gill  Ray and Mary Kinne  Jack and Elsie Willis  Francis Watts  Ozzie and Rita Hincks  Harry and Meena Gokool  Bert and Wilma Sim  Ernie and Pearl Hume  Margaret Swan  Helen and Jim Clarke  Tom and Dorothy Fraser  ��!0!��!*f��!��!��!��f$!��f��f��!��!��f*f��f��f��f��f*?*!O!��i  . From where we sat, the bull,  the matador, the picadors and  all the rest of the spectacle were  tiny, distant figures. Possibly  not a bad way to see a bullfight.  A bloody affair and scarcely  a northerner's idea of suitable  Christmas Eve entertainment.  But there were moments.  The Mexican matador, whom  the crowd loved as much as they  disliked the Spaniard who appeared with him that day, was  mortified by a poor performance on one of the six bulls  which make up a standard corrida. At the end of the afternoon,  it was announced that the Mexican* had purchased a seventh  ibull which we would fight, free,  for the pleasure of the crowd  and the salvation of his dignity.  It was a most spectacular display which he gave and the  whole arena blossomed with  white handkerchiefs, a sign of  the highest acclaim; Pedro, I  noticed, was waving the tail of  his shirt. He didn't own a handkerchief.  Savage as it may have been,  there was courage, dignity and  unselfishness shown in the ring  that day, and there could be  worse remembrance from a  Christmas Eve.  We returned to the hotel, and  I pondered what Pedro's bill  would be. We had never discussed money.  At the door, Jose bade us a  graceful goodbye and returned  to his job. Pedro shook our  hands, wished us well, and got  back in the cab.  "Where are you going?" I  said.  "I must go to work," he said.  I reached in  my pocket and  brought out a 50 peso note.  "No, no," he said, "No. You  Coastal Tires  Gibsons  were my guest. No money."  "Not for you," I said, "For  your children. Something for  Christmas." On that basis he  took it.  When he had driven away, the  slow computer of my skull clicked a few times and translated 50  pesos into a mere $4.00 Canadian.  I tried to find him again in  the days that followed, but he  was one of thousands of Mexico  City cab drivers. We shall probably never meet again.  But on  Christmas  Eve.  ways remember Pedro.  I al-  NOTE: May I, on the eve of  Parliament's Christmas recess,  take this opportunity to wish you  all iri Coast Chiicotin a Merry  Christmas and a Happy New  Year. -  Drop in and while you wait  we can make a copy for you on  our Xerox of any important document you have.  COAST NEWS  _^tS��_4_4g^^4@tgt_4g:-tgtCt@@t��*  !��.!_���&���{'_______�������  WISHING YOU A    ��  JOYOUS HOLIDAY  Jean and Frank  Wyngaert Enterprises  Gibsons  ... for all our friends  The Staff at  MADEIRA MARINA  Madeira Park  3_&_3_&_S93����S_-_ft��35_��^  1  i  1  1  __  #and Best m  v<^><rmrtM__juiliUiM,i *����  wishes Pdr the A-4    Coast News, Dec. 23, 1970.  A Winter Trip  (By JULES MAINIL)  (Continued from Page A-2)  hitch your horses, tie the lines  behind your back and let the  horses take you home. Do you  understand, don't do anything,  don't try to drive them, just  make sure that you stay within  the tide lines and that you hang  the tied lines and that you hang  in front of the house drop the  lines and go into the house. Your  wife will put the team in the  barn or they will find shelter  close to the outbuildings. Do you  understand?" "Yes Jules, yes  Jules." With hands that no longer   wanted   to   move,   we   un  hitched the horses, I double tied  the lines and slowly, slowly they  started towards the nearby yard.  I had done all I could.  I went back to my sleighs,  afraid, and lonely for Kercher  who I had cursed a hundred  times over the last 12 hours. My  horses had rested a bit and were  shivering, it was time to move.  "Get up, boys," and slowly we  started down the last three miles  How far is three miles? A nice  walk on a sunny afternoon.  Three minutes' drive on a good  highway. A few seconds in a jet.  For a man and animals having  given all they had, it was a  good big chunk of eternity. I  don't T_now how long it took  us or how many times we stopped, but those gallant horses  kept inching their way towards  home. I should have stopped af  Kercher's for the night but once  Hope Your Holiday is Briglat  ALBERT LYNN  Retarded Children's Association  Box 277, Sechelt  MAY IT BEGIN ON A  M ERRY NOTE FOR ALL!  Granthams Landing Store  Alec and Rose  Ttfay ev&u? fame 6e 6afrfiyf  Finlay Realty Ltd.  one  is  cold  enough,   miserable  enough and tired enough it is not  easy to be rational. All I could  think was I want to get home; ;_/  must get home. ���_'%  We got to a crossroad and L  could not believe my eyes ��� this  was the corner of our farm. I  looked up and there were our.  lights, a lantern coming towardsj  me and suddenly the Boss was?','  there. "Jules/Jules, are you alls  right   Jules?"   I   was   a   child  again and all I wanted to do was  throw  myself in his arms.  Instead-1 said, "Yes, Pa, I'm all;  right, I've made it."  The Boss and my young bro-  ther Albert helped me into the  house, turned me over to Mar-;:  raine and Marie and then went}  back to unhitch and generously;  tend the weary horses. %  Marraine's gentle old hand>s|  struggled to get my outer clothl  ing off my now uncontrollably  shaking body, while Marie took;  off my overshoes and shoesf  How good it felt to be in somef  body else's hands.    v ���'.'���%  Marie said, "Jules, we heard  you coming and we have a bi^  steak and hot french fried po=-  tatoes ready for you, will you  eat now." "No, Marie, let nil  rest and get over the worst of  this shaking, Give me a glass -Pf  water, I'm parched, I hayllh't  had a drink since four o'clock:  this morning." By the time Dad  and Albert got back to the house  the shaking was passing and  suddenly I was ravenously hunj  gry. No steak ever tasted betf  ter, no strong black coffee wa%  ever more welcome. I ate/and  ate and then suddenly my heaXl:  . was nodding, I was falling  asleep over my plate. -  The Boss helped- me to the  bedroom, I dropped on the bedy  clothes and all, and can just  rean ember a big soft comforter  being thrown over me and being gently tucked in around me;  During the night someone.  Marraine probably, looked in on  me two or three times but did,  not disturb me and I passed the  night on top of that bed wrapped  in the comforter.  The   next   morning   when   I  came to, the family had already  had its breakfast and as I listen-;;,  ed to the kitchen noises I thought  why I feel fine, how wonderfulTit/  is to be 20. I got up, walked:%oW;  the kitchen and said to Marraine  "I'm going upstairs to wash and  change   clothes.   I'm   tired   of  these.   When  I   come back  I'd  like a big breakfast of toast, bacon and eggs and lots of coffee,  I'm as hungry as a bear." Marraine smiled happily. "Come on  Marie get 'busy, Jules is hungry." Appetite was Marira.ne's  "unfailing gauge of a person's  wellbeing.  As I was eating my breakfast  the Boss came in and sat at the  kitchen table. I looked at him  and said, "I think I will phone  Kercher's, I'd like to know how  he made out." "You can't," the  Boss said, "the line is out." I  kept eating but curiosity and interest in Kercher was getting  the better, of me. "After last  night's episode there will be a  fair track to his turnoff. I think  I'll take the light team and cutter and %go and see them."  Dad said, "Take your time  with your breakfast, I'll go and  get the team ready. Dress  warmly, it's a pleasant day but  cold as hell."  Shortly after ten I left the  hous�� to retrace the three unending miles from Kercher's  that I had made the night before . Conditions were somewh at  different this time. I had fresh  skittish horses, a top cutter,  and was comfortably snuggled  do\yn under a buffalo robe. It  seemed to take only a few minutes to get to Kercher's turn-  off. His load of coal was where  we had left it last night. The  road from his turnoff to his  house was a succession of rock  hard snowbanks two and three  feet high. Even with the cutter  that road was difficult to negotiate.  As I stopped in front of his  door, Adolph came out and  there was a look of surprise and  pleasure on his drawn face. I  said, "The telephone was out so  I had to come to find how you  had made out." Kercher said,  '"Let'me put your horses in and  I will tell you about it when  ; we' get to the house. The wife  will make us a cup of coffee."  I said, " A cup of coffee will be  welcome, we will tie the horses  out of the wind, throw the robes  oyer them and they will be  fine." We walked to the house  and I entered Kercher's home  for the first time. Signs of poverty and possibly want were  there but also signs of decency  and kindness. Somehow I had  changed,; had become a little  more hum^n oyer the last cou-  ' pie'of days/?-" ~:x;:xx:\ ���'���������'���-  Companionably, Adolph Kercher, his wife, and I had a cup  of coffee. He told me how his  horses literally dragged him to  his   front   door   and   gave   full  GREETINGS  Gibsons  To all my friends and clients, a Vfery Merry Christmas  and a Happy New Year  Vince Prewer  McMynn Realty  marks to his wife for getting  him into the house and the horses into the barn. After about  half, an hour with them I said,  "I must go now, Dad is waiting  for me. Next year we can go to  the mine together again, maybe  the trip will be easier," Mrs.  Kercher smiled and said,  "Adolph will be glad to go with  you, perhaps he can go earlier  next year."  As I was leaving the. yard I  thought, "This has been a good  48 hours; two,big loads of coal  for the school, a .great portion  of love and attention from my  family, and finally, I have made  two new friends. Not bad at  all."  Peace on earth-  good will toward men  GREETINGS FROM  Cliff and Bud  Sunshine Coast Service  Ltd.  Wilson Creek  f^M^^^ihJ^^^  't^\mmm^m^  ��sew./  yuletide cheer  Good Wishes To All!  Bob & Rita Macleod  Peninsula Food Market  Davis Bay  May the season bloom with joy."  Ann-Lynn Florist  ANN MARTIN ��� SECHELT  %_K3l3&_53_)HS&d��93_^ %&_3$a&_��_��_��_fe9}-^ From the following Sechelt Merchants  Tasella Shop  Shop-Easy No. 5  Sechelt Jewellers  Bank of Montreal  Chain Saw Centre  L & H Swanson Ltd.  Sechelt Shell Service  Sechelt Bowling Alley  Sechelt Garden Centre  H. Bishop Ladies' Wear  Goddard's Fashion Centre  Uncle Mick's  Sim Electric Ltd  P. A.  Bar  .-?'7-   '.  Ervin's Decorating  Tyee Prodfcts Ltd.  Sechelt Beauty Salon  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  Robilliard Electric Ltd.  Kruse Drug Stores Ltd.  Sunshine Auto Parts Ltd.  The Yarn Barn  C & S Hardware  Whispering Pines  The Toggery Shop  Coast Cable Vision  May's Sewing Centre  Morgan's Mens Wear  Royal Bank of Canada  Gilmore's Variety Shop  George Flay Barber Shop  Parker's Hardware (1969) Ltd.      Peninsula Drive In, Dining Room  E & M Grocery and Confectionery     Standard Motors of Sechelt Ltd.     Redman's Red & White Market The Labor scene  Time again to say, have1  a very Merry Christmas  and a Hgppy New Year.  Ray and Ev  R. Johnson Trucking  Gibsons  The four-day work week, says  Plant Adiministration and Engineering business publication, is  fast becoming a reality, as well  as a firm AFL-CIO union commitment for 1974.  "And," adds the editor, Jim  Vernon, "far from hurting management's cherished production  statistics, it leads to greater  plant efficiency, according to  studies by efficiency experts."  National holidays now account  for several four-day weeks each  year ��� about 10 percent. The  changeover results in improved  morale and the lessening of employee fatigue, leading to increased productivity. Also noted,  remarkable decrease in absenteeism (practically eliminated in  some small operations); reduced  recruitment activity and expense: smaller overtime payroll.  Five proposals for improving  mediation procedures in British  Columbia and for settling other  labor problems were proposed  in a brief to the provincial cabinet 'by the Mining Association  of British Columbia. They are:  1. A means of ensuring that  strike and acceptance votes do  in fact represent the wishes of  the employees concerned would  be of benefit to both parties during collective bargaining.  2. While recognizing that compulsory settlements under certain labor conditions are inevitable,  the  association  suggested  Kinsmen Club  of Gibsons & District  :___u  NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL  High School Auditorium  9 p.m. to 2 a.m.  NOVELTIES ��� PRIZE  Dress Optional Refreshments Available $12 Couple  Dance the New Year in with  FU.EWHD  A western rhythm orchestra  Tickets from Tucker Forsyth, 886-7052; Ron Cruice, 886-9379;  Dennis Oliver, 886-2107, or any other Kinsman  SUNSHINE COAST REGIONAL DISTRICT  GARBAGE COLLECTION  NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY  Wilson Creek fo Wakefield Inn  Garbage will be collected from the above area on  Monday, January 4, 1971  instead of Friday, January 1, 1971  Charles F. Gooding,  Secretary.  FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE  We will be open Wed.. Dec. 30 from 4 fo 5:30 p.m.  Thurs.- Dec. 31��� Regular Hours ��� 10 fo 3 p.m.  Royal Bank of Canada  GIBSONS  that the Mediation Commission  Act be modified to provide for  alternative final procedures for  dealing with an industrial impasse. ���  3. That longer but non-extend-  ible terms be used in the, appointment of mediation officers  to prevent the practices of por-  longed stalling and refusing to  come to a settlement in collective bargaining until the pattern  is Well established. . ;?  4, That existing hot cargo  clauses and edicts usually applied against unrelated third  parties in the form of industrial  blackmail be discouraged, as  they tend to spread even small  disputes into major disruptions'.  5 That the rights of non-  unionized groups be respected  against attempts to force them  into bargaining units composed  of existing majority of employees. , '  The Mining Association presented its annual review of  growth, operations and economic impact to the cabinet, and at  the same time made some important points on other aspects  of its operations. ,,.;,..  On resource use, the association said increased competition  and conflict in the use of natural resources is an inevitable product of the growing economic  and social demands of modern  society. The policies of the Mining Association are directed toward achieving increased cooperation with all resource users.  The Mining Association endors  es the concept of ..multiple resource use and is working with  government agencies and other  resource users to find answers  to such problems as the disposition of timber on mining claims,  roads and rights-of-way, forest  damage arising from mining operations, and land acquisition  and surface titles.  On pollution control and mining lands reclamation the association  said it fully appreciated  the responsibility of the igovern-  ment in regard to these matters  and said the industry is keenly  aware of She environmental  problems.  In education and job training,  the association has initiated education and job training programs  to provide training for or upgrading of prospective employees. Planning . is going ahead  for establishment of a mining  school in British Columlbia, with  a target date of March, 1971,  for the beginning of the first  courses.  The Research Branch is releasing the third in a series of  continuing studies of collective  bargaining agreements negotiated m British> Columbia.  The report analyzes 73 provisions of 202 selected collective  agreements, broken down into  six industrial classifications and  including such subjects as, union  security, employee security,^  hours of work, overtime pay,  premium pay, statutory holidays  annual vacation, pay guarantees  technological change, and health  and welfare.  While only 13,948 employees  are covered, the provisions as  detailed in the tabular section Of  the report are in actual fact  representative of a much larger  segment of the British Columbia  labor force, in view of the specially chosen sample of collective agreements.  This publication is obtainable  free of charge upon request  from the Research Branch, British Columbia Department of Labor, Parliament Buildings, Victoria.  The Research branch still has  available a limited supply of its  earlier works entitled Working  Conditions in British Columbia  Industry 1969, and Wage Changes (Excluding Fringes) Negotiated through Collective Bargaining in British Columbia. These  books are also free of charge,  and interested parties are requested to contact the branch.  Editor: The Driftwood Players thank you publicly, through  this column, for the encouragement you have given our club,  This first year of our existence has been quite a struggle,  particularly as far as our financial position is concerned, but  we have honestly felt that we  have been making a worthwhile  contribution to this community.  The public response to our latest production, See How They  Run, has encouraged us in this  belief, but we recognize the fact  that without your very practical  support by way of photographs  and articles, the community  would not have been made so  aware of our existence.  On behalf of all our members,  I wish to express our deep gratitude to you.  ���Colleen Johnson, sec.-treas.  Driftwood Players.  Editor: There is no question  in my mind that some lakes  without power boats or similar  craft are desirable. Some reasons are:  1. The desire of some people  for a peaceful environment or  retreat.  2. Power boats are noisy and  tend to drive wild life from the  area.  3. Power boats pollute the  water with oil and foul the air  with an obnoxious vapor.  4. Power boats often create  large waves endangering other  craft and swimmers.  5. The number of lakes already covered1 by such a ban is  far too small in comparison  with the increasing trend to canoeing, quiet fishing, hiking and  nature study.  6. Banning motor boats,  which can traverse a lake in  a feiw hours in favor of a canoe  which would take a day or more  has the effect of lengthening a  lake and increasing park area  in like proportion.  I realize that the extension of  such a ban must not come in  conflict with reality. The lakes  chosen should clearly not be in  comimon use by the logging industry or have shoreline under  lease or privately owner. Neither can we infringe on the  rights of the power boat enthusiast, the racer, the water skier,  the fisherman. Most large lakes  are thus, ruled out. I do, however press for the banning of  motor boats on these additional  lakes: Buntzen Lake, Chilliwack  Lake and Bowron Lake.  ���Robert N. Bork, B.C. District, Canadian Canoe Assoc.  FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE  We will be open Wed., Dec. 30 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.  Thurs., Dec. 31 ��� Regular Hours ��� 10 fo 3 p.m.  Bank of Montreal  ' GIBSONS  A-6   Coast News, Dec. 23, 1970.  ROBERTS CREEK  (By MADGE NEWMAN)  The gayest little spot in these  parts on Friday was the Roberts  Creek Library where the auxiliary to the hospital'held its annual coif fee party. There was little   lack   of   communication   as  guests balanced cups and home  made goodies in one hand and  purchases in the other as they  rubbed shoulders with others  similarly laden. Home baking,  novelties and home-made candy  sold readily making the two-  hour session.a most profitable  one "for the auxiliary. The Community Hall Bingo club made a  generous donation.  The Christmas cake was won  by Mrs. C. Hilohie and the  other prizes, a doll and a teapot and cozy, went to Mrs. Kay  Wells and Mrs. Leora Hughes.  Christmas lights and decorations brightened the home of Mr.  and Mrs. T. Raines on Monday  when then entertained some 25  members of the Roberts Creek  Auxiliary to St. Mary's Hospital.  The business session was short  and the festivities long and light-  hearted. Following an exchange  of gifts a delectable supper was  served. Mrs. Raines is the president of the auxiliary. The next  meeting will be held January 10.  ��s'  May your holidays  be all you hope for!  Jack and Moira  Clement  Distributor  Gibsons  i��_��_9-��_t-fta>-��_ ANDY  CAPP  COAST NEWS  Phone 886-2622  LEGA L  NOTICE OF INTENTION  TO APPLY FOR A  DISPOSITION OF  CROWN LAND  In Land Recording District of  Vancouver, and situate Sechelt  Inlet.  Take notice that. Eileen Margaret Davis, of R. R. 3, Mission,.  B.C., occupation, housewife, intends to apply for a lease of the  following described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  at S.E. corner of unsurveyed  portion of South half of Block  C of Lot 6855, Group 1, N.W.D.;  thence 200 feet west; thence 15  feet North; thence 198 feet East;  thence following shoreline to  point of commencement and containing .07 acres, more or less.  The purpose for which the disposition is required is Private  Boat Dock.  Eileen Margaret Davis  Dated 15 December, 1970.  Dec. 23, 30.  NOTICE OF INTENTION  TO APPLY FOR A  DISPOSITION OF  CROWN LAND  In Land Recording District of  New Westminster, and situate  Sechelt Peninsula, between Ir-  vines Landing, Pender Harbour,  B.C. and Earls Oove, B.C. on  the Agamemnon Channel  Take notice that Richard Joseph Pomper, of Vancouver 5,  B.C., oomupation, Security Trader, intends to apply for a lease  of the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted  1100' S.W. of lot 4448; thence  100' south; thence 300' east;  thence 100' north; thence 300'  west; and. containing three-quarters acres, more or less.  The purpose for which the disposition is required is Residential.       y*?^r -���-.-:��� -7-  Richard Joseph Pomper  Dated December 10th, 1970.  Dec. 16, 23,  NOTICE OF INTENTION  TO APPLY FOR A  DISPOSITION OF  CROWN LAND  In Land Recording District of  New Westminster, and situate  Sechelt Peninsula, between Ir-  vines Landing, Pender Harbour,  B.C. and Earls Oove, B.C. on  the Agamemnon Channel  Take notice that Joseph Pomper, of Vancouver 13, B.C., occupation, Stationary Engineer  intends to apply for a lease of  the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted  1200' S.W. of lot 4448; thence  100' south; thence 300' east;  thence 100' north; thence 300'  west; and containing three-quarters acres, more or less.  The purpose for which the disposition is required is Residential.  ." Joseph Pomper  Dated December 10th, 1970.  Dec. 16, 23,  TENDERS  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC  WORKS OF CANADA  TENDERS  SEALED TENDERS addressed  to Supervisor of Tendering, Dept  of Public Works, Pacific Palisades, 747 Bute Street, Vancouver  5, B.C. and endorsed TENDER  FOR APPROACH REPAIRS,  GIBSONS, B.C. will be received  until 11:00 a.m. (PST) THURSDAY,  JANUARY 14, 1971.  Tender documents can be obtained on deposit of $25.00 in the  form of a CERTIFIED bank  cheque to the order of the RECEIVER GENERAL OF CANADA, throujgh offices of the Dept.  of Public Works, 1110 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver 5, B.C.  The deposit will. Ibe refunded  on return of the documents in  good condition within one month  from the date of tender opening.  To be considered each tender  must be submitted on the forms  supplied by the Department and  must be accompanied by the security specified in the tender  documents.  The lowest or any tender not  necessarily accepted.  Carmen O. Robinson  A/Supervisor, Cost, General  and Pay Accounting.  Winter protection of roses  By A. R. BUCKLEY  Plant Research Institute, Ottawa  At this time of the year, the  winter protection of garden roses is on every gardener's mind.  Not all roses need protection except in expremely cold areas.  Hybrid perpetuals and most  shrub roses- are decidedly hardier and, in most cases, need only  some pruning to thin out weak  growths and to keep them within bounds. In milder areas of  British Columbia, Newfoundland  and Ontario only the tender species and cultivars need protection. In most of Canada, hybrid  teas, floribundas and polyanthas  roses, climibers and ramblers  will need some protection.  Since one of the most important factors that determines hardiness of all plants is the early  maturing of the wood, efforts  should be directed towards  achieving this condition before  actual winter protection is considered.  . Before the ground harfrozen.-  spray the roses with a fungicide  NEVENS RADIO & TV  DEALER  FOR  PHILIPS  ZENITH  FLEETWOOD  ADMIRAL  RUGS & FURNITURE  SALES & SERVICE  To all Makes  Phone 886-2280  and mound soil around the hybrid teas and floribundas to a  height- of eight to 10 inches.  Bring,the soil fromanother part  of the garden for this operation,  or purchase some light soil.  Drawing soil up to the roses by  means of a hoe or spade will often expose the roots and cause  greater damage than if the  plants were left intact.  Then cover them with evergreen boughs such as spruce to  hold the snow and provide shade  Much success is obtained in  some places by using a three  or four inch layer of leaves instead of boughs. The experience  at the Ottawa Plant Research  Institute has been that if this is  done some flowers-of-sulphur  should, be dusted in with the  leaves after application to prevent mice nesting. Boughs as  mentioned are necessary in this  case to hold the leaves in place.  An interesting innoyation in  the protection of roses has been  the introduction of rose cones.  These are latrge rounded poly---  styrehe cones that have the appearance of wide-brimmed hats  worn by the pilgrim fathers:  They are placed over individual  rose bushes, after the plants are  dormant. The bushes are first  trimmed a little or tied so that  the cones completely cover them  After the cones are in place the  rims should be weighted down  with soil to prevent them from  being blown away.  A modification of this method  is still being tested in our own  rose gardens by using builders'  sheets of polystyrene and placing them over the roses in an  inverted 'V position. The  sheets   are   kept   in   place   by  CROSSWORD PUZZLEl  ACROSS  1. RoUte  5. Steed  (si.)  9. The  stone  of   10. Ways out  22. London's  financial  district.  (2wds.)  14. Jibe (inf.)  15. Linen-making', step  26. 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E__3EO__   DH__a_D  wnn_i hdpib  EE_in-_0__)F an  EBG_R   RE   BBP1  BEE nnn_.Ei_!!_i  EdPODB   SOKES  noons anraB  34. Paper  quantities  38. Girl's name  40. Sault-   Marie  41. As far as  (poet.)  43. Prefix:  not  stakes which are placed in the  ground at one end. They cross  over at the apex of the tents  at the other end. All sheets are  taped where they join.  Climbing roses should be taken from their supports right now  if not done already, and pinned  down close to the surface of the  soil. Then the entire plant may  be covered with the soil or the  base of the plant mounded and  the rest wrapped in burlap.  When the ground has frozen,  cover with straw or boughs and,  as is done at the Plant Research  Tnstitute, use inverted V boards.  Climbing rioses, like Blaze,  produce their flowers on old  wood and that which was made  the year previously, so you must  save as much wood as possible.  That is why it is safer to take  the whole bush down from its  support every year.  Rambling roses such as Dorothy Perkins, Minnehaha and Hiawatha, flower only on the wood  formed -.ast- year, so all the  shoots that flowered this year  should be cut out.  71 Express to  start Jan. 12  A unique feature of the year  before Centennial year, will be  the appearance of the British  Columbia Confederation '71 Express, which was introduced by  L. J. Wallace, general chairman  of the British Columbia Centennial '71 committee in Vancouver.  The Confederation '71 Express  a 1928 Pontiac truck, will offer a  souvenir of great interest to philatelists, in the form of a First  Day Cover.        * '    .  These first day covers will be  carried by the '71 Express on a  cross-Canada tour starting on  January 12 at St. John's, Newfoundland, and finishing Feb. 20,  1971 in Victoria. The envelopes  then will receive a special cancellation mark and be mailed to  the owners.  On its tour, under the direction of Mr. Robert McEwan, the  Confederation '71 Express will  call at Ottawa and all provincial  capitals. It will carry and deliver messages of greeting from  the premier of British Columbia  to the Prime Minister of Canada  and to the premiers of the provinces, "who will have the opportunity of sending their own  messages to British Columbia.  First day covers at $1 each  are available by writing directly to Confederation '71 Express,  P.O. Box 197f, Vancouver 3,  B.C.  GET YOUR MAP  of the  SUNSHINE COAST  63^ each  at the  COAST NEWS  GIBSONS  One chairman  On Indian Integration committee operations it was decided  that, the present chairman Mrs.  A. Labonte remain as the one  and only chairman of this committee and that guests would  have no voting rights.  The education committee will  continue to have representatives  from the student council in order  that present operations of the  committee can have the widest  representation in this field. Its  next meeting will be held Feb. 2.  A query as to insurance coverage for teachers transporting  students on school operations  will be looked after by Supt.  Hanna who stated that such coverage is now in effect.  The next school board meeting will take place on Jan. 7  when the new board will take  over.  Cheques presented  At an executive meeting of Sechelt and District Retarded Children's association Monday,  cheques from donors were presented. The Sunshine Coast Fall  Fair represented by Mrs. P. Tre-  fcheway offered a cheque for $500  Mrs. Mabel Livesay $30 and an  anonymous donor $30. The executive" offered thanks to the  donors for their help.  The executive was pleased to  note that there is about $1,000  left to pay on the building fund.  The - year had been successful  thanks to the contributions and  help from people of the Sunshine Coast.  Coast Neks, Dec. 23, 1970.    A-7  Books in Library  GIBSONS  New Adult Fiction:  Great. Lion of God by Taylor  Caldwell..  This Spring's Sowing by Marianne Bnandis.  The Listeners by Monica Dickens.  His Last Bow by Sir Arthur  Conan Doyle.  My Friend the Swallow by  Jane Duncan.  Waiting for Willa by Dorothy  Eden.  Fiona by Catherine Gaskin.  The Kill Dog by Jonathon  George.  Sprinkle salt on your boiled  potatoes after you have thrown  the water away, shake vigorously while still on the fire to dry  they out. They will be light and  fluffy!  PHOTOGRAPHER  C. ABERNETHY  886-7374  You can order  them at the  COAST NEWS  Scratch Pads  Rubber Stamps  Rubber Stamp Pads  Counter Cheque Books  Acco Fasteners  Time Books  Record Books  Receipt Books  Theatre Tickets  Typing Paper  Envelopes  File Folders  Carbon Paper  Columnar Sheets  Mimeograph Paper  Statement Pads  Adding Machine Rolls  Gibsons ��� Ph. 886-2622  ����S!��t&����_!SUge3@g!Si^  Christmas gift  ide  Order Your Subscription  from Coast News  NAME      ADDRESS    ������ .   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