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Array Provincial Library,  Victoria:�� B�� C.  Tlie Sunshine  Printed and iPublis__ed at Gibsons, B.C.  10c per copy  Volume 28,      Nuiriber 6, February 12, 1975.  ~i  Area over governed  <     -V -7  Y ;^*y^  Minister of Murdicipal Affairs James Larimer feels the  Sunshine Coast is vastly over-  governed.  Lbrimer met with Regional  Board chairman Frank West,  Sedhelt Mayor Harold Nelson,  and Gibsons Aidermari Stuart  Mfetcalfe' on? Jan. 29 to discuss  Gibsons, proposed, plan for expansion:   rav*' ..'��� '"/  Chairman West told the Regional Board Thursday that  the minister was probably being a little facetious when he  stated that 50 % of the population within the Regonal District held an elected office in  one, form or another..-...-  "I hotly denied this fact,"  West. said, "the figure is only  West said that Gibsons expansion plan is a substantial  suggestion for change and it  has niade the Regional Board  aiware of what direction local  government should take in the  next 25 years, -  ' West told the board Lorimer  does not intend to impose any  thing oh the residents of the  S_nshin_ Coast without consulting them through a plebiscite first. - ���. _ Y  "If the Gibsons plan is the  beat wle can do, we will carry  on with it. But if a large majority wants something else,  fine,"  Although West did say that  the boards' first reaction to the  expansion plan was one of  "extreme, apprehension" because of tlie secrecy involved^  he expressed confidence that  Gibsons council will bring all  the information out in the  open.  " ;"l was highly satisfied with  the meeting arid I feel Mr.  Metcalfe and-Mr. Nelson feel  satisfied with the wjay the matter was approached," West  said  The Regional Board' chairman also said Lorimer felt the  overall planning of the area  was upperinost and that the  Regional Board was a "gutless, powerless instrument."  The minister did, however, tray  he was appreciative of the  functioning   of   the   Regional  Board as a whole.  Lorimer stressed that it was  up to all elected representatives to work together and decide what kand of government  is most suitable for the Sunshine Coast. He said that the  department of municipal affairs would be ready to help  and that the Director of Miinii  cipalities Chris Woodward  would be available for committee meetings to provide  guidance and information on  finances and structures should  the area decide to go in the  direction of a district municipality.  West said that the first step  would be to arrange for a  meeting with local politicians  and decide what kind of government is best for the area  not only for today, but for the  future. West told the board  that the pressure from Varicou-  ver is on and that the population of the area may be 20,000  in five years.  West said that a brief will  be sent to Lorimer when communities have decided what  kind of government they want.  Fire destroys frailer  Regional board members  SlYe.Y0Ver  Members of the Regional  District- board' are extremely  apprehensive of the future of  the Regional District and are  concerned over the stated in-'  tenitions of orie of the member  municipalities  (Gibsons).  This concern arises from  Gibsons' proposal for expansion of village boundaries north  wiard to Langdale and the inclusion of Port Mellon as a  supporting tax base.  This was revealed at last  Thursday night's regular meeting of the Regional Board. A  letter sent to Hon. James Lorimer, provincial municipal minister, dated Jan. 31 was signed  by the six rural board members.    ''.  '  Board members regarded the  information supplied; them so  far as being scanty and that  statements made^ by Mayor  Larry Labonte of Gibsons via  the press have been devoid Of  irtformation "making us extremely apprehensive about the  future of the Regional District."  The letter argued that it is  contrary to the conioept of regional    government   for    one  T8-^- A  member to attempt a unilateral  change without consulting or  advising other members.  The Regional Board would  lose about 20 percent of its tax  base if it lost Port Mellon.  The board in its letter applied for help and asked, for  an \authoritaitive * statement  that the minister would, not  permit any Changes in the1 Regional structure until all the  facts and plans are fully disclosed,^ analyzed and the cost-  benefit factors are fully evaluated by his department and  the Regional District.  The letter maintained that  Gibsons apparently does not  intend to make its pertinent  data available so the board  sought all material on hand  <with the department be made  available to the board.  The letter signed- by Tom  QPenson ({Pender Harbour), Peter Hoemberg (Halfmoon Bay),  Jim Frizzell (Selma Park),  Jam es Ironside (Roberts  Creek), Chairman Frank West  (Gower Point) and John Mc-  ..evin,   (Langdale).  The two village directors  were not signatories.  Concluding the letter to the  A Roberts Creek fire early  Monday afternoon caused  about $30,000 damage to a  trailer and built-on cabana belonging to Elaine McLean of  ^Lockyer Road.  ^ The fire which totally des-  '{troyed the structure was caused by a defective propane stove  f Roberts Creek fire chief Glen  JKraus said a leak in the gas  pipe caused a small explosion'  under the kitchen sirik which  subsequently started the ,bla_e.  Fire Chief Kraus said a mix-  up lit commiu__oations caused  #_*lw��->^   "^   -*    -.<:yyy:-":-"-vr  .... ^_*_-_ii_,    *.   .   _   _   ���      ���   ���   _      i^^^rr*'^'..'r  the fire department to arrive  late when the building was  nearly destroyed. The initial  pihone call that set off the  alanm failed to give the loca-  tioh of the fire. A later' call  from a person who saw smoke  coming from some trees indicated! the location.  It was reported that a te$e->  phone operator had given "roe  wrong number to the persbn  who turned in the alarm which  further.delayed the response.  7 The correct numiber for the  Rdberts Creek fire department  is. -885-3222.  ELAINE McLEAN, left, accompanied by} her si_rter-ih-_aiw  liods McLean, walks alway from  the smoking ruin that was onfce  her home. Roberts Creek lire  chief Glen Kraus said that  very little was saved  minister  declared   unreserved  Co-operation to research under  his direction "... and with the  help of your dfepartmient any  possible other form of municipal government which you, Mr.  Minister, wish us to look at.  We shall study such other  forms to establish the most desirable wiay to provide the required services to the greatest  possible benefit of our people  in the JRegidnY  '^H^wever we would be less  than honest, if we did not  state right here that we still  believe that a regional district  perhaps changed in some respects,will be a very suitable  f ramejwork for many more  years to pro vide these services  commensurate with the present state of growth, development, geographical realities  and last,- hot least, with the  wishes of the vast majority of  our residents. We think that  many of the present dif-ficul-  ties are only the result of some  of our member municipalities  not fully understanding the  regional government concept  and therefore unable to take  the best advantage of this facility."  ,000 in buildings  Twice as many homes were  built during 1974 in the northern half, Regional District  than were built in the southern half, Regional Distjriict  (building inspector Fred Reyburn reported to the board at  last wleek's meeting.  The roundup for the year  included a noticeable trend to  much! larger arid more valued  residential construction according to Mr.  Reyburn's report.  The 1974 figures for the Regional District areas follow:  iVrea A ���r- Pender Harbour  $2^251.000 (67 hqmtes).  Area B ���^ Halfmoon Bay  $l,_;26,50O (52 homes).  Area C ��� Selma Park  $l,6-6,_00   (40 homes).  Afea D ��� Roberts Creek  $1,085,500. (32 homes).  TArea E ��� Gower Point  $1,008,000 (23 homes).  Area F ��� Langdale  $1,29(_.,000 (32 homes).  Areas A-B-C acounted for  $5,273,700 (159 homes) and  Areas D-E-F $3,385,500 (8-7  homes).  /This year's Regional Board  total amounts to $9,109,200  compared to the 1973 total of  $6,887,200.  Including Gibsons ; and iSechelt building figures the overall total amounts to $14,003,200.  The seven year total during  the life of the Regional Board  airioiunts to $30,846,932. This  does not inlclude construction  figures for the villages, over  the same period. A possible  $5,000,000 could be added covering construction in the two  villages over the same .period.  Piles of letters received  region  expansion  By BRIAN POWER  (In the Feb. 5 issue; of the  Ladysihith Chronicle)  In a rare'show of unanimity,  the councils of North Cow-  idhan and Duncan agreed at a  joint council meeting Monday  to ask the provincial govern  ment to study various ways of  reshajpdng governments and  political boundaries of the two  municipalities.  And if the government does  suggest possible alternatives  voters in both areas could decide to create and shape new  municipalities and local govern  ments that would better reflect  the political and geographical  realities of the day.  The study could have wide-  ranging effects on Chemainus  and Croft on.  In fact the study could suggest alternatives as extensive  as eventually changing the  boundaries and < status of Salt-  air and I^adlysmith to form, for  exjample, a regional government.  On the surface the meeting  was a positive brie. There was  n;o -neriiber from either council  that didn't want to see the  amalgamation studjy"   proceed..  But undei^a^,Tthe old problem of how'to divide up the  taxation revenue from the industrial north of North Coiw-  i<jhan surfaced again. What  Alderman Denis Hogan called  the "golden egg"- the industrial tax base from the Ohemain  us Crofton area- provides 50  percent of North Cojwichari's  'revenue, arid several people  predicted difficulties in working out haw to jshare that revenue,  But councils steered clear of  setting .any guidelines when  asking the municipal affairs  department to do the study.  Their only request to the  governanent is that its com-  mitee recommeridatiocs be  turned into political fact only  if the voters approve.  The members from both,  councils followed Duncan, May-  . or Ken' Paskin's advice for an  outside study by the provincial  government, after the mayor  urged a body with "no axe to  grind" look at the question.  (Continued on Page 10)  MLA Don Lockstead said  Tuesday that he ha�� received  a "pile of letters" from people  who oppose the Sechelt site  for tihe proposed junior secondary school. ,-   ' '  "If   I   lived in   the   area  I.  would certainly go to the meeting-rand sjpeak out against the  iSechelt site," Lockstead said.  The school bbaa^i has accepted lots nuimbered 1 and 2 near  the Sunshine Coast arena as  their dhoiice for the new school  and has applied to Victoria for  title to the Crown land,  ���Some Sunshne Coast residents, especially in the Davis  Bay and Roberts Creek area,  have protested the. site because  it is considered too far ajway  from the center of population.  Lockstead said he looked at  the alternate site in S'elma  Park and didn't consider the  elevation problem too serious.  LIONS 400 WINNER  Hi-Bailer   SJalvaige   is   last  week's winner of $100 in the  Lions   400  draw.   Ticket   was  drawn by Beryl Kern.  The Regional Board earlier  informed the school board that  it is against policy to supply  water above 200 - feet elevation but a request from a pubr  lie body such as the school  board may be accommodated1.  Lockstead said if enough  pscple protested the Selchelt  site the department of education would revie'w the school  board's choice.  Grant approved  Coast-Chilcotin member of  parliament Jack Pearsall announces the approval of a  $1,100 grant to the Elphinstone  New Horizons group in Roberts  Creek under the New Horizons  Program of the federal department of National Health and  Welfare.  This grant will help the  group to further expand its  program Mr. Pearsall said.  Activities such as shuiffleboard  and square dancing will add  variety and enicourage wider  participation.  Student trip  to Mexico set  for March 28  -   Forty^flve grade seven, stu-  .^d_nts-T_-Poin Gib?son��r,5Uemen-  tary School are getting excited  about" their trip to the Sun.  School principal and organ  izer Dave Rempel said last  week that the Mexico trip  scheduled for March 7 28 . to  April 12. is going to become a  reality.  The students, accompanied  by six adults, will bV b-ising  down to California with bv_r  night stops in Corvallis, Oregon  'Weed, California; Re&iwood  City, Santa Maria, and Mission  Diego.  The students will be accommodated in billets and a YMCA camp at Imperial Beach  from where day trips will be  made into Mexico. They will  also be visiting the San Diego  zoo, the harbour and naval installations, and the agricultural lands in the surrounding  area.  The return trip will have over  night stojps in El Ceratro, Independence, Carson City, and  Lebanon.  In the meantime students  are still raising funds for the  trip. A sportsman dinner is  scheduled for Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.  in Gibsons Legion hall. Speak  ers will be Babe Pratt, associa  ted with the Vancouver Canucks, and A. Williams, coach  of the Vancouver Chimos volleyball teain.T Tickets are $5  each and available from any  grade seven student.  Further activities will include a talent night March 19  and 20, and a carnival and  auction some time in March.  $929,000 for  gravel plant  A building permit covering  $929,000 has been issued to  Construction Aggregates by  the Regional District board for  a service building and othier  work in the area north of  Langdale. This work will include off shore barge equipment, a service building onshore and gravel crushing machinery. 2     Coast News Feb. 12, 1975  Subscription Rates: British Columbia $4.50 per year;  $-.50 for six months; Canada except B.C. $5.00 per year;  United States and Foreign $8.50 per year.  Published Wednesdays at Gibsons, B.C.  Ron Cruice, Publisher Fred Cruice, Editor  Second Class Mail Registration number 0794. Return  postage guaranteed.  Phone 886-2622        PO Box 460, Gibsons/ B.C  Slipshod education!  The outcry from the University of British Columbia's English Department about the freshman's ignorance of English composition has echoes in branches of  the education world.  A multi-page leaflet from the Centre of Continuing  Education reveals some weaknesses in. language besides  those of students; for example, on page 3 the blurb giving  details of a summer class "Experiencing British Columbia's Mighty Rivers" has this: "Students are asked to  bring their own sleeping bag [si." Fortunately, registration is strictly limited.And the well-known Dr. Csaipo  who has addressed audiences here in the past commits  the same mayhem with the language in her booklet "Operation Step-up" when she states "Each tutor was responsible for involving their -his] pupil or pupils in ..."  These careless and becoming references of pronouns  remind one of the parade ground sergeant who shouted  at each fall in, "Deaye a space between each man!"  And from a manual produced by the UBC Department of Commerce:  "When a person purports to contract as an agent for  a principal, he is considered to represent ��� by the parties with whom he is dealing that he has the authority,  which he is purporting to exercise." Try that one, Department of English.  On the local scene we came across a little publication, "The Courier" which purports to be the news organ  of the Sechelt Teachers Association, and no doubt edited  with all due care. Despite that care we found these spellings: reciepts, reimbersement, superinitend'ant, fourth-  coming and again ".. .qualifications of a superintendant."  And these gems of composition: "The In-service committee is also tempting to organize one remaining In-  service day. Y." and another "How can we get more women involved in the committee meetings at each school  afternoons, weekend meetings, continue monthly evening  meetings?" (No doubt a Women's Lib code message.)  and for an utterly ponderous style get lost in this:  "The afternoon will be devoted to exploring models  of consensus whereby schools with a diversity of the  philosophical opinion may arrive at an objective oriented "wide philosophy acceptable to teachers parents, and  students." (This will help them teach the 3 Rs.)  Believe it or not!  Without stretching the imagination too for some of  the Wednesday night Sechelt council meetings could  easily rival Dr. Bundola's Pandemonium show.  Picture one alderman chatting to a member of the.  public. Two others are engaged in 'a heated tete-a-tete  which is actually their fortnightly continuation of a personal vendetta. Another alderman adds color commentary to any conversation going. The mayor sits quietly  back in his large black chair and tries to take in everything and a motion on the floor is lost forever amidst  the hub-bub.  It is appreciated that the job of alderman isnt quite  as easy as it looks. There is a lot of work involved. The  fact that nominees aren't exactly breaking down village  office doors at election time verifies that.  But let's try for a little control and efficiency. It  was a Sechelt alderman who stated last week that politicians must not only BE honest but they must SEEM  honest.  If the efficiency of Sechelt council isn't questioned,  then at least let's do something about the appearance.  5 to 25 years ago  Five Years Ago  The sldhool board seeks  RCMP help for the elementary  school patrols at the school.  Director Frank West of the  Regional District board and  Mayor Wally Peterson argue  at a board meeting on Gibsons  sQv/age treatment plant disposal method.  10 Years Ago  A feasibility study of expan  sion for Sedhelt village is before council for discussion.  Flour in 251b. bags was advertised at $1.49.  15 Years Ago  Members of the proposed St.  Mary's Hospital study group  expect a plebiscite on it sometime early this year.  Ja!okson Dodds, deputy Chief  Scout in  Canada addressed a  gathering    of   scouters   from  Powell River to Squamish at  Danny's Dining room.  20 Years Ago  Marching Mothers were out  in full force in Gibsons area  Gibsons area andd other sec-  and other sections of the Sunshine Coast.  There is talk going around  that the highway from Gibsons  to Sechelt will shortly be  paved.  25 Years Ago  Gibsons, 10 mill rate is expected to collect for municipal  uses about $1,900.  Plans for Gibsons new fire  hall have been placed before  council.  Expert expounds on oysters  (By a Fisheries Expert)  Oysters are not especially a  brain food, nor are they an  amatory food, although there  is an old persistent myth about  this. Today, they are valued  for their ease of digestion both  raw and cooked, and because-  they are an excellent source  of protein, vitamins and minerals. Minerals are a strong  point of oysters. They provide  iron, copper, iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium  in useful amounts. '  Happily for the weight  watchers, oysters are low in  calories. Although sometimes  described as fat, they never  grow fat in the greasy sense.  They store their food in the  form of easily digested glycogen or animal starch and not  in the form of oils. A fat oyster is merely a plump    one.  This shellfish feeds and  grows plump by filtering it,s  food in the form of minute  organisfais. As with other marine animals, its characteristics flavor, and growth are  determined by its habitat, the  food it takes in, and the temperature of the water.  Warm water speeds an oy-  sterls growth and so southern-  groiwn oysters reach marketable size more quickly than  northern ones. In Canadian  waters, the oyster growing season is short.  In this country, the bulk of  the oysters sold are planted  from nurtured stock on underwater farms where they are  carefully reared to marketable  size. Two types are grown,  the Atlantic oyster of the Mar-  times and the Pacific oyster  of British Columbia. Of the  two crops, the Pacific one is  the larger, although the Atlantic species cotmmands a  higher price.  Three species of oysters  grow in British Columbia  (Waters- the small native oyster, the eastern oyster, and  the Pacific oyster. Of these,  only the Pacific oyster is of  commercial importance. This  oyster was imported from  Japan and became established  in the province the early  1930s .  The Pacific oyster is hardy  and can withstand extremes  of temperature and water  salinity. Under favorable conditions, it. growls rapidly and  has been known to reach the  marketable size of from four  to six inches in less than two  years. If permitted, it may  groiw to a length of a foot or  more. ,  Fotr distribution, Pacific  oysters are usually shucked  since their shells are brittle.  Unlike the eastern oyster, because of their larger size, few  go to the half-shell trade. Af  ter   shucking1,   these   oysters  are packed in gallon cans and  cardboard    cartons    for    the  trade. They must be kept refrigerated at all times.  When buying shucked oysters, eye them critically. They  should have a natural, creamy  color and clear liquid. There  Should not be more than 10  per cent liquid by .weight  when purchased in a container  Avoid , oysters with an excess  amount of liquor because this  indicates poor quality and  careless handling.  (Shucked Pacific oysters are  entirely edible. The larger ones  may be breaded and "fried  whole, or they may be cut up  and used in stews, scallops and  other dishes. Incidentally, doh,t ���<  wash shucked oysters or you,ll  remove some of the good fl_i-  vor.    Simply    examine    them  carefully    and    remove    any   .  shell particles- which may'be "  present.  Store them, covered,  in the refrigerator until ready  for use  and not longer   than  four days.  Pacific oysters are cooked  before being eaten and Westerners have discovered their  own favorite (ways of preparing them.  Gibsons Library new books  Gibsons  Nonfiotion  of  The   Service    (Memoirs  ' General Reinhard Gehlen)  Prometheus,     The     Life -   of  Balzac by Andre Maurois  Pioneer Travel in Upper Cana  da by Edwin C. Guillet  History  The Far East by PH. Clyde &  B.F. Beers  The Treasury of the Gun by  Harold L. Peterson  Istanbul   and   the Civilization  of   the   Ottoriian   Empire   by  Bernard Lewis  Pirates of the Pacific by A.  Grove Day     7  Guns   by    Bichaild  Ships by C. Hamilton Ellis  Crystal-iGlass Mosaic by Adolf  Luohner  Hobbies  Sporting  Akehurst  Hqw   to'  Start   Carving   bjr  Charles Graveney  Junk Shopping with Sari, by  Sari Kiaysser  Maps and Prints by D.C. Gp__m  The    Tailgate    Cookbook    by  April Herbert  Travel  America by Pearl S. Buck  Japanese    Lantern    by    Wim  Slwiaan  Miscellaneous  Silver by Richard Came  TIME IS  BE RENEWED  Renewing your Autopian insurance  is easy, so don't make it hard on yourself by waiting until the last minute.  You can buy your car insurance and  licence decals or plates by taking your  renewal form (or if you haven't got  that, your present licence certificate)  to any Motor Vehicle Branch office or  Autopian agent.  The procedure's simple and if you're  like most British Columbia motorists,  you'll probably pay less for your insurance this year. So renew today and  make it easy on yourself.  INSURANCE CORPORATION  OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  your insurance company 11  Zoning bothers    Sechelt library too  cabinet maker  Coast News Feb. 12, 1975     3   -���  A Sedhelt resident is worried  that the village�� proposed  zoning bylaw may curtail his  livelihood.  Grant MdCraidy, a cabinet  maker, told council last Wednes  day   that   "some   white   men  were oji the warpath along  Porpoise Bay Road" because  rumours had been going a-  round that rezoning of the  area would curtail or eliminate  certain businesses.  McCrady said he was worried that the "ground would  be pulled out" as soon as the  netw zoning b(ylatw came in  effect. He said that if his property was zoned to residential  he would never be able to expand1 hisv business.  Alderman Norm Watson tbld  the concerned cabinet maker  that it was a possibility his  land was rezoned but not like  ly. He said that the proposed  bylaw was not public information yet because there were  still a few minor changes to  make."  The new zoning bylaw- will  (be presented at a special meet  ing this week and then go to  public hearings.  Jp-"Senior Services  Information  Telephone Tree  886-7415  9 aan. - 4 p.m.  The provincial government  feels the library in Sechelt is  too small and if they have any  thing to do with it it's going  to get even smaller.  jSetehelt library received a  letter from Victoria recently  stating that the quarterly loan  of booiks will be terminated  because the cost is too high  for the amount af books involved.  The library receives about  250 books every three months  on a provincial library rotation scheme.  "What is the logic of that?"  a Sechelt alderman, asked  when the subject was brought  up at last Wednesday's council  meeting.  Alderman Norm Watson as  sured council that.there was  no logic in certain provincial  government offices, adding  that the decision was "a real  blow." '  The library is presently engaged in establishing a library  board and local and.provincial  governments have been approached for operating and  book purchase grants.  Ada Dafwe, a spokesman for  the library,, indicated that the  provinlcial government was  undergoirtg an austerity program. She said Sechelt's application for a grant had earlier been denied and Port Mellon library wias having similar  exjperienioes regarding the  curtailment of book loans.  Mrs. Dawe said negotiations  are continuing.  Merchants have complaint  Sechelt merchants are not  happy with the returns on their  business tax dollars.  Morgan Thompson, represent  ing the Sechelt Chamber of  Commerce told council last  Wednesday thiat merchants  paid $3,400 in business tax last  year; and that not enough of  this money is coming back in  sundry services.  Thompson said that in the  past he has personally solicited  money from menchiansts floor  Christmas lighting and in the  future "I am not going to put  myself out as a collection agent  when this mutch money is collected from business licenses."  He said that the chamber of  commerce had also applied to  the village for money for tour  ism but "iwe were turned down  flat."  Thompson asked council to  re-examine the license fee by  law because it was unfair to  merchants that a truck can  come from Vancouver and' set  up business for a $25 or $50  fee while other businesses1 had  to spend $10,000 on fixtures  alone  Thompson was referring to  a rented truck that wias set up  as a portable clothing store in  front of the Bank of Montreal  last month.  The chamber of icommerce  representative said biisiness-  men had been adamant about  these issue�� but "it can't be  that     desperately     important  because I am. only one here.  Thompson earlier told council  he had not come as an official  of the chamber but only as a  concerned citizen to get council's reactions to a chamber of  commerce letter expressing  concern over business license  isues.  Alderman Norm Watson  suggested' that most of the  businessmen "blew; off steam  in the coffee shop."  Cleanup needed?  Cleaning out the medicine  chest at frequent intervals is  an important safety measure  advises Consumers' Association of Canada. Leftover med  icines may be used at a later  date with a doctor's consent  but some medicines lose their  potency within as short a per  iod as tJwo weeks. Lotions and  ointments and most non-pre-  sciption tablets, if stored in a  dry, cool place, will remain  potent for a year. Liquid med  icines, except liquid antibiotics  good for two weeks if reffiger  ated- can also usually be kept  for a year. Most antiseptics  should be discarded' after six  months.  WANTED  Used furniture or what  '  have yon .  AL'S USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons ��� 886-2812  Are you ready for  Autopian? - We are.  Come in now and avoid the rush!  SEASIDE PLAZA  Phone 886-2000 ��� Gibsons, B.C.  HOURS ���- 9 til 6, Monday to Saturday  Friday to & p.m.  *WWMM^V^M��***��0��0��#**��MMM��fttf*M*-MMMM^M^MMM*-i  Y  S\^:*^m  t^#��- ::  ���:'w:'0p 7:|;  ^|lll��t]^^  shines without waxing  The secret of Armstrong Solarian is its exclusive  Mirabond��� Wear Surface.  Not only does it have a brighter shine than  ordinary vinyl floors, but it stays that way far  longer. Without waxing.  All you have to do to keep up Solarian's natural  shine is sponge-mop it with a mild detergent.  So put in a new Solarian floor, and throw out  your floor wax.  The other thing you'll like about Solarian is  its variety of patterns and colours.  There are over 50 to choose from, including  $1695sq.yd  l^na^Exli-i'  this beautiful Spanish motif called Sunstone.  Come and see Solarian at our Floor Fashion Center.  Oneof the things you'll like most about our  Floor Fashion Center is the helpyou'll get from  our sales people.  They really know their stuff. And that's  important to you. Because choosing just the  right floor for your home is not exactly the  easiest of decisions to make-  Especially when you're faced with  the finest selection of Armstrong  Floors in town.  (We have over 200 designs and colours  to choose from.) We'll help you with your  decorating ideas, too, with an ingenious unit  called a colour coordinator. You'll find it's a  great way to see just what goes with what.  There's even a place where you can sit and  think things over, if you're having trouble  making, up your mind.  And we don't simply premise  professional installation.  We guarantee it  In writing.  MgMMllllli  Armstrong  floor fashioao  A beautiful new way to buy floors.  Ken DeVries & Son Floor Coverings Ltd.  1659 SurLsbane Coast Highway, Gibsons 886-7112 Coast News Feb. 12, 1975      4     WORK WANTED  ��� COAST ?iEW5 CUS51F10) ADS  Phone 886-2622  Deadline ��� Tuesday noon  5c a word, minimum 75c  for up to 15 words  Subsequent Insertions % price  25c added for bookkeeping on  YkSs   not  paid one   wet.-,   after  Insertion.  legal ads 25c per count line.  Subscription Rates:  B.C. 1 year $4.50, 6 mo. $2.50  Canada ex. B.C. J  yr. $5.00  'U.S. & foreign 1 year $8.50  It is agreed by any advertiser requesting space that liability of the Coast News in  event of failure to publish any  advertisement or in event that  errors in publishing of an advertisement shall be limited  to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of  the advertising space occupied  by the incorrect item only, and  that there shall be no liabilty  in any event beyond amount  paid for such advertisement.  No responsibility is accepted  by the newspaper when copy is  not submitted in writing or  verified in writing.  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Gibsons, 8.6-2827  SEE THEATRE AD  ON PAGE 10  ITree Transcendental Meditation  Lecture. Thursday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 2 p.m. Whitaker House  Room 1, Sechelt. Phone 385-  3342, 885-3488.   Every Monday night, 8 pjn..  Bingo, New Legion Hall, Gibsons.  Sat., Feb. 22, Sportsman's Dinner ��� Fund raising for Mexico -trip, Grade 7 students, Gib-  sons Elementary.    Fri., Feb. 14: Branch 38 OAPO  Valentine's Dinner at Royal  Canadian Legion Hall. Members are asked to please wear  their Br. 38 badges.          Mon., Feb 17: OAJPO Branch  38, General meeting, Health  Centre, Gibsons.  Feb. 19: Public meeting of iSechelt Peninsula SPCA at 7:30  p.m. in Whitaker House, Sechelt. Special speaker will be  Mr. J. Jaworski from Vanteou-  ver StPCA. '  Fri., Feb. 2)1: Public Meeting.  Hear Harvegr Sidhroeder/ MLA  for Social Credit at 8 pm. at  St. Hilda's Hall in Sefehelt. Refreshments served.  DEATHS  HAUK: Passed away Feb. 5,  1075, Frank Hauk, late of Davis  Bay, in his 78th year. Survived  by his sister-in-law Miss Florence Hales, Davis Bay, 2 stepsons, Jack and Raymond Bennett in Ontario, relatives in  Germany. Rev. E. Lehner celebrated the funeral mass on  Monday, Feb. 10 in the Holy  Family Catholic Church in Sedhelt. Interment Seavielw Cemetery. Harvey Funeral Homie,  directors.  CARD Of THAWS  Thank you Doctor Inglis and  nursing staff for the wonderful  care given to me while in hospital. Thank you relatives and  friends for your lovely cards  and beautiful flowers. Thank  you neiig-ibors for your kind  deeds when I arrived1 home.  ���Jean Wyngaert.  lost     ~~~~~~~~  Lost in Gibsons area, gold  ISteorpdo medallion and chain.  Reward  -Phone  886-7318 ___  Small fluffy grey kitten with  white triangle on chest. Lost  around Joe Road, on Sunday.  Phone 885-2864 evenings. Reward.  Gold bar long brooch, with  ruby in centre. Lost in lower  Gibsons. Pleaise phone 886-2786  Reward.   FOUND  Black and white cat on Abbs  Road, since Sat. Please call  886-2397. '     '   HEIP WANTED  Person needied part time for  Christmas Tree Farm Work.  Phone (112)  263-5886.    EXPANDING CANADIAN  OIL COMPANY needs dependable person who can work  without supervision. Earn $14,-  000 in a year plus bonus. Contact customers in Gibsons, area.  Limited auito travel. We train.  Air Mail H. M. Dicik, Pres.,  Soutfhlwtestern Petroleum Canada Ltd., 87 West Drive,  Brampton, Ontario L6T 2J6.  Timber  wanted.   Let   us  give  you  an  estimate.  All species.  -D.& O Log Sorting Ltd. Phone  886^7896 or 886-7700  Your pictures framed and  mounted from,Artistic Woodwork stock. Needlepoint a specialty. Ponderosa Pines Trailer  ���Park, Wilson Creek. Phone  885-9573.  Sunshine Jab Placement Service��� Workers of all types  -needing employment ��� baby  sitters, construction, domestic,  laborers and office Workers for  example. Phone 886-7370.  Young girl for part time baby  sitting jobs. Call Vickie at  886-9379 after 4 p.m.       __���  Will do any kind of work  around house and garden, also  moving and hauling of any  kind. Phone 886-9503.   Backhoe available for drainage, ditches, water lines, etc.  Phone 885-2921, Roberts Creek  We provide a complete tree service for the Sunshine Coast.  All work insured and guaranteed to your satisfaction.  PEERLESS TREE SERVICES  885-2109  FURNACE INSTALLATIONS  OIL BURNER SERVICE  Financing Available  Call Thomas Heating, 886-7111  CHIMNEY  SWEEPING  Oii Stoves  Phone Ron Crook,  885-3401   after 5 p.m.   TYPEWRITER  & ADDING MACHINE  SALES & SERVICE   Phone 886-7111  Personal guitar instruction. Be-  'ginners, intermediates and advanced. For information phone  885-9285. Ask for Budge.  Female, 20, looking for general office or clerk work, 1 yr.  banking experience, eager to  learn: Write Box 3028, Coast  Netws, Gibsons.    MBC. FOR SALE  Seasoned dry alder, by the  cord, $35. Phone 886-9988.  Quadra stereo set with 8 track  and 4 speakers, $800. Engagement ring, size 7, offers. Phone  884-5371.  Grain fed, gov't inspected Here  ford steer beef, sides 93c lb.  cut, wrapped anid frozen. Front  80c, Hind $1.20. Phone 794-7388  ChJMwacfc.  Elejctrilc range, in good condition, $20. Water pump, constant  pressure,, $50. Phone 885-3370.  Hoover rinse-o-matic, excellent  condition. Compact. $100. Ph.  886-7098  ���__  New oil barrel float, 18' x 32fr  offers, oil stove. Contact MV  Sara, Gibsons.        '  Baby carriage, 3 yrs. old, excellent condition. Jolly Jumper.  Phone 886-2816  30" McClary electric range,  very good condition. Pink and  gold Arborite table and 4 padded spring seat chairs, gold  trim. Portable automatic GE  spin dry washer, new condition. Simmons hide a bed  sipring filled mattress, good  condition, clean. Mantle mirror  on wooden back frame, 24" x  49", like new. Electric fireplace  real ornate, alder log burning  effect, good condition. White  enamel steel kitchen cabinet,  2 door and draiwter, 24" wide,  35" high, good condition. Ph.  885-3438.   TV, radio and stereo combina-  tion. Phone after 5, 886-2853.  Automatilc washer, good condition, offers. Coffee table and 2  end tables, excellent condition.  Phone 886-7307.  WANTED  Band saw, 14" to 24". Phone  886-7738 .  Information regarding golden  oak dining room suite sold to  a paoty living at Soames Point  Sentimental reasons. Fh. 224-  7691.  CARS, TRUCKS FOR SALE  '51 Dodge % ton 4 x 4, 318 V8  with winch and chain. Phorie  886-7923.  62 TChrysler, very good condition, no rust. $325 or best offer. Phorie 886-7738.  1950 Morris Oxford, good  shape rebuilt motor, best offer. Also fiberglass dune buggy body, $75. Phone 886-9819  after 5 p.m.  1)971 Toyota Corolla, good condition. Phone 885-9208  Beaidh seat out of 1973 Rally  van complete with arm rest,  ashtrays and seat belts. Pihone  886-9072.  74 Ford Vz ton P.U. with canopy. Automatic transmission,  7,000 miles. $4,200. Phone 886-  9833  BOATS FOR SALE ~~  MAK11VE  INSURANCE  PROBLEMS?  New insurance advice  Re-insurance advice  Claims settled  Capt. W.  Y.  Higgs,  Marine Surveyor.  Box 339, Gibsons  Phones 886-9546 or 885-9425  21 ft. 10 in. S'angstercraft 188  Merc, sleeps 5. Phone 886-2802  after 7 p.m.  PETS  Good home wanted for 8 mo.  old Lalb-iShepherd pup. Phone  886-7430  after 5 pjn.  Black lab cross, spayed female,  about 10 "mos. Needs good  home. Phone 886-7697.  WANTED TO KBIT ~  Furnished houses in Gibsons  area from March 1st 1975 to  October 31, 1975. Contact J.  Battista, CBC-TV, 747 Bute St.,  Vancouver, B.C.  ��~  '-'"'���������    ' ,-        .1 I ���   �����������  2 or 3 bedroom year round accommodation r 1 child. Phone  886-9600.    .     .7  URGENT: 2 or 3 bedroom  house, unfurnished, preferably  with acreage. Up to $200 per  month. References supplied.  Phone 886-7638  FOR 8B0  Maple Crescent Apts., 1660  School Road, Gibsons. Suites  for rent. Cablevision, parking,  close to schools and shopping.  Reasonable rent. Ph. 886-7836.  For   sale   or   rent:    Gibsons,  North Road, 5 min from ferry  and   village.   FuHty  furnished, 7  w-w carpets,  floor  to   ceiling  drapes,   electric  furnace,  1440  sq. ft on 5 wooded acres, occupied 4 mos. 2 bedroom en  suite,   dressing   room,   family  room with  breakfast   bar   to  kitchen,   utility  room,   dining  room with buffet waii, 21 x 15t  living room, most walls panels '  led. Great potential for mobile  home park. $54,900, rental $300  by owner. Phone 886-9040.  2 bedroom.,apt..with fireplace  and carpeting,' wfeiterfront,r $250.:-^  Phone 886-9082 ��� ,     y.  Bachelor suite for 1  working  adult,  waterfront, Marine Dr. I  Phone 886-7108.  MOBIUHOMB  SUNSHINE COAST  MOBILE HOME PARK  & SALES  24'  x   48'  Statesman,  3  bedrooms,  separate dining room,  shag  carpet throughout,   avo- ���  cado  built-in dishwasher,  deluxe range,  2 door frost-free  fridge.    Fully   furnished   and;  tastefully decorated. On view I  at Sunshine Coast Trailer Park .  .;7J  1960 Detroiter 10 x 46, 2 bed- h  room, partly furnished.  Phone 886-9826 7  8' x 37* Nashua, furnished, setup with addition $4,000 firm.  Phone 886-9231.       -Y  PROPERTY FOR SAU  5 acres, Lockyer Road, corner1  property, power available. $23,-  000. Call 886-2765 after 6 p.m.  BY OWNER: 17 lots, nicely-  treed and level, fully serviced.  Pratt Road-Goiwer Point area.  Priced for quick sale. Terms if  desired. Phone 886-2891  Langdale Chines: Attrafctive 3  bedroom home, only 1 yr. old,  W-W in lounge, 'hall and all  bedrooms. Fridge and stove included in large kitchen with  dining area. TLounge with feature brick fireplace: Laundry  room, double sink bathroom,  utility room, carport, crawl  space $45,900. Phone 886-9036  Fishing camjp. 4 acres, large  modern log houses 3 furnished  cabins, boats, 700' lakefront, 7  miles to school, stores, etc. Bus  to high school.. Room and need  for expansion. FP $65,000 Term  off era considered: Phone 885-  966<V for information.  ANNOUNCEMEtffS  For Latter Day Saints in this  area, contact 886-2546.    '  If you are concerned about  someone with a drinking problem call Al-Anon at 885-9638  or 886-9193. Meetings, St. Aidan's Hall, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 7  Alcoholics Anonymous. Phone  885-9534, 886-9904 or 885-9327.  Gibsons meeting Monday. 8:30  p.m. in Gibsons' Athletic hall.  For membership or explosive  requirements contact R. Nim  mo, Cemetery Road. Ph. 886-,  7778; Howe * Sound Farmers'  Institute. Stumping or ditching powder, dynamite, electric  or   regular   caps,   prima-cord,  One hunting  fatality in  I'm going down to the shop  floor.. Where's that  list   of  people 1  call by   their   first  name?  Charles English ltd,  REAL ESTATE & INSURANCE  GIBSONS. B.C.       Ph. 886-2481  SUNNYCREST SHOPPING CENTRE  TOLL FREE 687-6445  NOTARY PUBLIC ��� APPRAISALS  LANGDALE CHINES: View k>ts underground services  and paved roads $10,000, $11,500 and $112,500.  VIEW IN UPPER VILLAGE: This neat home is located  on large landscaped lot. 3 bdrms., big sundeck and firte-  place. This is one of our best homes. Attoactivefly priced  at $39,000.  20 ACRES ���'��� WEST SECHELT: without a doubt the best  buy in the area. Small cabin and many other extra��, Call  for details $63,000.  DAVIS BAY: 100 x.220 ft. lot. This attractively finished'  home is on Vz acre of property, close to school and day  care centre, only a few blocks to beach. Real value at  $39,000. -  HAVE YOU BEEN LOOKING FOR A NEAR NEW HOME  WITH VIEW? Located dose to shopping centre on long  lot. 3 bdrms, financing available. $35,900.  PORT MELLON: Neat and cosy 2 bdrm house on landscaped lot. $15,000.  Ken Crosby ��� 886-2098  Don Sutherland ��� 885-9362  Anne Gurney ��� 886-2164  Jay Visser ��� 885-3300  CONSULT US FOR ALL  YOUR INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS  MEMBER ��� MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE  Phone 886-2000 ��� Gibsons, B.C.  Roberts Creek: New all electric 3 bdrm home in natural  setting on 80' x 128' lot. Living  room has heatilator fireplace,  w-w. Kitchen is weB appointed and features lovely maple  cupboards, adjoining dining  room opens; to large covered  deck. Master bedroom ensuite.  Fireplace in unfinished rec.  room. Laundry room and wash  room in the full basement.  Tru_y a home to be proud of,  $50,000.  Beautifully treed lot 73' x  148'. Serviced, except sewer,  underground wiring, paved  roads etc. Only $10,000.  Gower Point Road: Very comfortable 2 bdrm home. Nice  living room, compact kitchen,  3 pc. bath. Vz basement. A-oil  heat. Close in. $37,500  Waterfront tot, 100' x 217'.  Private location, $34,000.  Well maintained .basement  home   featuring* 3   bedrooms.  Spacious living room, opens to  large deck, fireplace, modern  kitchen and dining area. Vanity bath. A-oil heat. Large carport, storage shed. Unobstructed view of Georgia Strait and  Islands. $38,900.  Large view lot 85' x 265', excavated ready to build. This is  a nice corner lot in quiet area.  $17,000.      >  Gibsons: Older upper & lower  duplex .rented steady. 3 bdrm  and 2 bdrm units/Mostly furnished, $32,500.  Ideal retirement home on  large level lot. 2 blocks to  shops, etc. 2 bedrooms, spacious  living room, large kitchen, utility, 4 pc. bath garage workshop patio $36,000. Approx. %  down considered':  SEASIDE PLAZA  LISTINGS WANTED  DROP IN AND SEE US  Norm Peterson ��� 886-2607  MORTGAGE  NEED MONEY?  Mortgages  Arranged  Bought  Sold  First ��� Second -t- Third  Summer cottages  and builders loans  readily available  ACADIAN MORTGAGE  Corp. Ltd.  2438 Marine. W. Van.  Phone 926-3256  EM  Real Estate and Insurance  Phone Eves. Ron McSavaney ��� 885-3339  GIBSONS ��� 2400 sq. ft. of warehouse space on 2 lots in  village. Full price $75,000  2 bdrm view house, centre of Gibsons, level to stores  and P.O. $35,000 full price.  ROBERTS CREEK: Brand, spanking, new, 3 bdrm home,  large lot close to beach. Terms arranged on $58,500.  2 bdrm home on nicely landscaped lot, view; carport,  level on blacktop road. $44,000, terms arranged.  There was only one hunting  fatality   in   British   Columbia,  last year,  according to Dr. J.  Hatter,   Director   of   the  Fish  ���'���and Wildlife Branch, Department of Recreation and Conservation. . Y  "We would like to think that  our Conservation and Outdoor  Recreation Education Program  has made a significant contribution to hunter safety in the  past two years." Dr. Hatter  said. "iThere were only two  fatalities ; in 1973��� the first  year of the program -��� as opposed to.ah average of eight a  year for the three years pre-  ; ceding the inceiption of the  safety program.". -  SURPRISE PACKAGES  Many Canadians are planning to escape winter snows  and will Select a package tour  as the ideal way to follow the  -sun. Consumers' Association  of Canada cautions consumers  to do some serious checking  before investing in such a tour.  If it is,an international flight,  be sure it orginates in Canada,  not the UJS. as the Canadian  Transport Commission requires that travel agehtcies pay  for return flights in advance.  Determine if there are any  costs the tour does not cover  such as airport tax or taxi  fares. Finally, find out what .  happens if you have to cancel  the  tour.  Local Phone ��� 885-2241  Direct Line ��� 685-5544  GIBSONS  New and Ready to Move In  Well construlcrted new home  with beautiful vietw on Gow-.  er Point Road 1260 sq. ft. of  comfortable living area. Two.  fireplaces; three bedrooms,  sun deck, carport, basement  and many other' features.  Reasonably priced at $58,500  Call Bill Montgomery, 886-  2806.  GRANTHAMS LANDING  Can U Fix It? Y  8 room basement house on  view tot. Extensive renovating required to put house in  condition. Full price $11,000.  Call Dave Roberts, 885-2973  ROBERTS CREEK  2.25 acres, 2 bedroom 3 year  old vietw home on highway.  Garden soil. Electric heat  and hot water Must be sold.  $27,500 with terms. Cail  Jack   Anderson,   885-2053  LANGDALE VIEW HOME  Contemporary 3 bedroom  home, all cedar lifetime exterior siding. Ensuite plumb  ing, unique design. Carport,  large " lot, very close to  sdhool. F.P. $53,900. Call  Stan Anderson, 885-2385 or  Bill  Montgomery,   886-2806.  4.6 Acre iSmall Holding  End of Crowe Road in Roberts Greek area. Gothic  arch home, 768, sq. ft. Needs  some finishing. Reduced to  $29,900. Call Bill Montgomery, 886-2806.  SHOAL LOOKOUT  Rotck is -beautiful, especially when it is surrounded by  one of the most spectacular  views in the area. F.(P. $19,-  900. Call Doug Joyce, 885-  2761  TWO BUILDING LOTS  Close to boat launching and  "The Gap." Priced right at  $24,000. Oall Doug Joyce,  885-2761.  Local Phone ��� 885-2241  Direct line ��� 685-5544  Phone 886-2248  Box 238  Gibsons, B.C. New executive  for auxiliary  The monthly meeting of Gib-  sobs Hospital Auxiliary was  held in the Health Unit on  Wednesday, Feb. 5, whenTRres-  ident Jean Longley introduced  the 1975 executive. To avoid  the Change of officers during  the busy Christmas season, the  annual elections will now be  held in June and the new officers  installed" in Septemlber.  By a unanimous vote it was  decided to give the money in  the Memorial Fund to ISt.  Mary's Hosipital, stipulating a  preference to have the money  used to improve the outdoor  area used by the 7 extended  care patients.  Volunteers are needed for  extended care patients, stated  Ivy7Richards,!especially those  who can drive a car.  Jean Longley reported thlat  the regional rally for volunteer hospital workers will be  'held in White Rock on May 7.  Dooley, Mason reported a  very sufocessful year in her annual report on the Tttirift Shop.  (She stated that all unsold articles were sent into Vancouver where they are used as  training material for the haridi-  'capped.YPh.ey gain experience  in dry-cleanng, sewing and repair  of equipment. .  Bridge night had a good  turnout of 38 persons on January 27. Tlhe next night will  be on Feb, 24.  False pretense  charge Heard  Eighteen year-old Vaughan  Tardiff, a former Gibsons man,  was found guilty of false pre-  tences in provincial court last  7 Thursday after cashing a $80  cheque at Sechelt Supermarket  .-. -August ZOyy Y  Crown ^Prosecutor Hugh ilc-  Gallum explained Tardiff  ��� wrote a cheque for $30 at the  ISechelt store andY came back  later to cancel it then write another for $80 knowing that his  bank account contained insufficient f urids.  Ronald Johnstone, manager  of Sechelt Supermarket Ltd.  testified Tardiff asked to cash  a small cheque. Johnstone said  Tardiff came back later and  asked to cash another cheque.  "At the time I didn't: know  it was for $80, otherwise I  wouldn't have told him it was  OK," Johnstone told the court.  He subsequently phoned the  bank and discovered Tardiff s  account had no money in it.  The accused told Judge J. S.  P. Johnson he believed there  was money in the account when  he wrote the cheques. Taw-fiff  explained hie had >heenworking in Edmonton and when he  had to leave there immediately  to come to Seohelt his father  promised to send the cheque  for, $300 6_r_atly to the bank.  When questioned Tardiff said  he didn't remember what  month it was he came back to^,  Sedhelt and that his father had  delayed in sending the money.  It was also revealed that  Tardiff . had written two or  three other cheques to1another  Sechelt business. Tardiff who  has a previous record of breaking and entering and theft, and  impaired driving will be sentenced March 6 pending a presentence report.  17,000 nurses  The number of registered  nurses in British Columbia, has  passed the 17,000 mark for the  first time, according to the  Registered Nurses'7 Association  ;ofTB.C.Y'Y'Y Y:-'7:7;...'"��� Y.T;T ���'��� ���  T?he group's membership totalled 17,139 at Dec; 31, an increase^ of 11.& percent over the  19737year^end:7figure of 715,322.7  Of the7new; total; 1,892 -were ^  ��� first-time-registrants in B.G'^  AllYregistered nurses in the  province are members of the  association, which is the profession's   governing   body   in  b.c.  T" ft  v rf^v >  *. --'<&$���'  ���WlK  * , ***V%%J_:-'*V*^*,'*s  ''���.':"' - Y %;-*-*'*'^r>v*->~ '������ t-%KV *V Y "C'     -' Y, -  '.ft'," -' - -y - 'y v$ "����������� f& /-..-��.  ��'Vj^'V. 'W't'^iv-v-^'j-'l--/' '  P^^^^vS&V  -    y *>.*&. ji%&''&*&&  * *      V     '     *    *     ., ?    ����� V.*1    *     *      *���        t     -ury, ��^_i*;  *\*%^>*  Fireball door damaged  ABOUT $1,000 damage was  done to the door and wall df  the Roberts Creek fire hall Sait-  urdlay night when someone apparently backed what was believed to be a blue 94 tonotruck  against the building.  Roberts Creek Fire Chief  Glen Kraus said that pulleys  on the special over__ead door  Were broken, and several concrete bloiciks next to the door  were cracked.  The  chief said he believed  the incident happened accidentally when someone turned  around in the parking lot  which was covered in snow at  the time.  A contractor who inspected  the building said one of the  wooden beams would have to  be replaced because thiere is  danger of the roof coming  down.  Broken glass from a red tail-  light and chips of blue paint  were found near the building.  Sailboats galore at show  (Sailboats, mini-cabin cruisers arid sedan cruisers appear  to be the 1975 boating trends  says the president of the Marine Trades Association of B.C.  ITeriyYKJ--^ o^^  who is alsb genefial manager  of Four Seasons Leisure World,  made the observations as the  MTA prepares for its annual  Vancouver Boat Show Feb. 21  to March 2 in six PNiE buildings.  "Our members report a lot  of present and prospeteJtive boat  owners are inquiring about  Tsailboats," said Kelly, adding,  ���*1Part of the reason seems to  What do you get if you mix  a band of thieves, a sultan^ a.  beautiful princess, two magic  genies, and a talking cow?  Answer: a play called Aladdin,  this year's pantomime by the  Driftjwood Players.  Aladdin, apprentice lamp  seller to the evil Mustapha, is  ������ well, you guessed it, is  polishing a lamp,one day when  out comes a genie.  But Abdullah the genie is  only the beginning of the furt.  It's a romp through the streets  of Baghdad, a barrage of  bad jokes, and Moona the cow.  Driftwood is waiting for school  board approval" to perform  Aladdin in the schools, so dates  and location will be announced  next week.  IN COURT  An 18 year old Vancouver man  was remanded one week in  custody before Judge J. S. P.  Johnson Thursday to face  charges of breaking and entering and possession of stolen  property.  RCMP report that Kurt Ko-  zak had hitched a ride from  the Langdale ( ferry ��� terminal  and subsequently broke into  ��� the Halfmoon Bay residence of  the person who had picked him  up; Kozak was found with stereo equipment in his possession  belonging to the complainant  Raymond Grant Moscrip.  Kozak also fatees charges iri  Vancouver.  be ecology arid part seems to  beTeconbimy.T  'younger boat owners and  prospective buyers -��� $hose in  their 20s ��� are, expores-iinsg an  interest in sail for etebtogical  reasons. Sailboats are non-  pdlluting, of course, ��� and their  slower pace also seems toT'-be  a factor. ...; ; "  "In past years, firist-itime  buyers were interested only* in  (fast power boats. Now, buyers  seem to realize you don't have  to go full speed to have fun on  the water."  ������'��� Kelly said the sailboats attracting most attention are  those around .21 feet long, in  the $10,000 - $12,000 range.  Mini-cabin cruisers ���- smaller boats with more accessories and equipment -_ are also  attractinig a tot of. attention.  ���These _raft ��� in the 20- to 25-  foot long, $10,000 category ���-  feature lavatories', galley packs  and other coriiforts which  more and more power-boaters  seem to want:  PAJAK ELECTRONICS  CO. UFO,  ���.      T ��� "' "      ��� ��� .   " ��� v.  Authorized RCA Dealer  88_-7B33 Gibsons  5      Coast News Feb. 12, 1975  Flood control  bylaw disputed  . iSome Davis Bay residents  are concerned that recent provincial flood control legislation  and Regional Board 'planning  policy may cause their properties to decrease in value.'  In a letter to the Relgioria.  Board E. A. Cuylits Sr. expresses concern that his and  other houses in the neighborhood of Highway 101 and Whit  taker Road may be below the  levels iridicaited in a direicitive  issued by the Department of  Municipal Affairs dealing with  flood control requirettrients.  !Mr. Cuylits is concerned because those affected would not  be allowed to reconstruct a  house should it burn down. Alterations renovations or adding  on will also not be permitted.  The Flood Control act was  legislated last summer by the  provincial water resources department and will not allow  coristruSotion of a dwelling situated on a flood plain area  which is three meters above  the highest w|ater level.  Mr. Cuylits writes that- he  would,.'have to move if his  noted that one out of every  house burned down and his  land would be worthless. He  five houses, imdudiinig downtown Sechelt, would be affected by the restrictions.  Directors of the Regional  Board expressed the idea that  flood control is not a function  affecting construction of a  . home but subdivision only.  However; Regional Board planner Adrian Stott confirmed  that updating of regional planning bylaws would incorporate  flood plain restrictions.  Director for Sechelt, Norm  7 Watson, criticized the provincial government for the flood  control   legislation   as  "using  an elephant gun. to catch .fish."  The Regional Board will advise the water resources department of local problems and  suggest that contracts be en-  tered.into with people presently in '���������the flood plain airea to  release government agencies  from liability.  REGIONAL Board. Chairman  Frank West "and secretary-  treasurer Anne Pressley display a silver plaque presenited  to the board last month? by  James Lorimer, minister of  municijpal  affairs,  commemor  ating the opening of the Regional District's new offices in  Sefchelt.  T_ie plaque was shown to  directors at last Thursday's  meeting and will hang in the  Regional Board office.  BC.GREENHOUSE BUILDERS LTD.  Write for a  FREE BROCHURE  7425 Hedley Ave.  Burnaby.B.C.   V5E 2R1  Phone 433-4220  ���%  ��.��. The food basket  Due to an increase in the  marketings of lower grades of  beef, there wiH be ample sup  plies of ground beef-this month  Look for the specials and take  advantage of them. According  to Food and Drug regulations,  ground beef must not contain  more than 30 percent fat. If  labelled lean the max-mum  f ait content is 15 percent.  Ground beef dries out faster  than a whole cut of meat and  may acquire an off-flavor on  standing. Refrigerate it, wrap  ped loosely in waxed paper.  . Plan to use it within a day of  purchasing or freeze it. It will  keep two to three months.  Thaw it overnight in the refrigerator rather than leaving  it out all day ait room temperature.  For an economical main dish,  try this Potato Beef Casserole  from Food Advisory Services,  Agriculture Canada.  POTATO BEEF CASSEROLE  Vz cup chopped onion  FLOATS  I Log  or styro floats  lorder,   gangplanks  [wharves, anchors - Call  \us for your requirementi  Call BERT CARSON  886-2861  lA cup diced celery  1 clove srarlic crushed  2 tablespoons fat  1 pound minced beef  Vi  teaspoon salt  V4 teaspoon pepper  1 10-ountoe can condensed  cream of mushroom soup  2 cups hot mashed potatoes,  without margaorine or liquid  (about 4 medium)  1 table spoon margarine  Salt and pepper  1 tablespoon melted margarine  Saute onion, celery and garlic in fat until onion is transparent. Add beef and brown.  Drain off excess fat. Add sea  sortings  arid  soup.  Turn into  greased baking dish. C_mlbine  potatoes and 1 tablespoon marg  arine and season with salt and  pepper. Spread potatoes over  meat mixture and brush with  melted   margarine.   Bake   30)  minutes at 375F. 6 servings.  WHOLE WHEAT BREAD  1 teaspoon sugar  % cup lukewarm water  1 package active dry yeast  IVz cups hot milk  V* cup molasses  1 tablespoon salt  XA cup shortening  5   to   %Vz   cups   whole wheat  flour  Dissolve 1 teaspoon sugar in  Water and sprinkle yeast over  top. Let stand 10 minutes. Com.  bine next four ingredient�� stir  until shortening melts and cool  to lukewiarm. Stir in yeast mix  ture. Gradually beat in 3 cups  flour. Work in enough remain  ing flour to make soft dough.  Turn onto board and knead  until smooth and elastic (8 to  Ptfm  ���.......���   fi   %5  take part in the  BRITISH COLUMBIA  V&sfhol  FRASER VALLEY/SUNSHINE  COAST  Fourth Week/February 13-17  HOPE  CURLING Hope Annual Ladies' Bonspiel Feb.  Feb. 15, 16 8 am Hope Curling Club Sixth Avenue.  Clausen 869-9106.  14 7 pm  *Mrs. Lee  MAPLE RIDGE  INDOOR SOCCER B.C. Winter Festival Indoor Soccer  Tournament Feb. 16. Four week round robin featuring 900  players in age groups 7-16. Various School Gymnasia in  Maple Ridge. * Ray Foubister 467-4311.  SURREY  VISUAL ARTS Exhibition of prints, drawings, ceramics and  weaving by Surrey artists Feb. 13 thru 17 Surrey Centennial Art Centre 13750 88 Ave. "Stephen Chitty 596-7461.  SECHELT  CARPET BOWLING  2  pm.   Legion   Hall  885-2403.  Senior Citizens Tournament Feb.  17  Mermaid  St.  Sechelt.   'Mr.  J.   Derby  SQUAMISH  FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Feb. 13-16 Sponsored by the  Squamish Recreation & Adult Education Commission; Visual  Arts displays in hte Shopping Centre, Schools, Church Halls,  throughout the community. *R. J. Ellison 892-5228.  A programme of the Community Recreation Branch  BRITISH COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT  DEPARTMENT OF TRAVEL INDUSTRY  Hon. Ernest Hair, Minister ���  R. L. Colby. Deputy Minister  For detailed listings of all Winter Festival events, pick up  your free "Schedule of Events" folder at ^ny B.C. Branch  of the Canadian Imperial. Bank of Commerce; Recreation  Office or any Office of the B.C. Automobile Association.  Coast News Feb. 12, 1975     6  10 minutes). Shape into a ball  and! place in greased bowl, turn  ing to grease top.  For first  rising,   cover  and  let stand in warm place (85F  or 29C) until dbuble in bulk  (labout 1% hours). Punch down,  divide in half, ~ cover and let  rest 10 minutes. Shape into 2  loaves and place in greased  9 x 5-inoh loaf pans. Brush:  with melted fat. For second  rising, cover and let stand in  warm place until double in  bulk (about 1% hours). Bake  30 to 40 minutes at 375Ft.  Makes 2 loaves. If using fast  lising yeast you may follow  either the above method or  that given on the package.  Advisory Services, Agriculture Canada have come up  rvvtith two zesty combinations.  Crunchy Cranberry Salad is a  shimmering mold made with  apple juice and cranberries.  Cranberry Apple Crumble  1 19-oumce can apple pie filling  2 cups cranberries % cup sugar  V_t cup all-purpose flour % cup  , rolled oats % cup brown sqgar  % cup butter  Combine pie filling, cranberries and sugar. Turn into  greased baking dish. Cover and  bake 30 minutes at 325 F. Com  bine f.our', rolled oalts and  brown sugar. Cut in butter  until mixture resembles coarse  bread crumbs. Sprinkle over  cranberry apple mixture. Bake  uncovered 30 minutes more. 6  servings.  Crunchy Cranberry Salad  1 envelope unflavored gelatin  2 cups apple juice IVz cups  cranberries % cup sugar Dash  salt % cup chopped celery *A  cup chopped walnuts  (Soak gelatin in Va cup apple  juice 5 minutes. Combine remaining juice, cranberries,  sugar and salt and cook.until  skins of cranberries begin to  pop^ Add gelatin and stir until  dissolved. Chill until partially  set. Fold in celery and walnuts.  Pour into 4-cup mold and chill  until firm (about 3 hours).  Serve unmolded with sour  cream. 6 servings.  Note to Langdale  Are you a Iiangdale resident  witfh children in the kindergarten age?  You might be interested to  know that a number of Iiangdale parents are trying to organize a kindergarten class.  I_angda_Q elementary school  ptrincipal C. (Passmore feels  the project is viable as long  as there are enough parents  interested.  Call Mr. Passmore at Langdale elementary if you are interested in enrolling your child  Wildlife club  fo train lads  Gibsons Wildlife Club, an  organization that tries to make  the pulb-ic -more conscious of  iwUdiife and conservation,, is  looking for new members.  The club is involved' in a  number of community - activities such as the Sea Cavalcade .  free fishing derby for kids,  provision of a bursary for wildlife bio-iogy at BOUT, a hunter  training program, CORE, a  junior conservation program,  and free wildlife and educational films.  iThe club is also involved in  preservation programs. Creeks  are cleaned out to allow more  salmon to spawn. Young people are educated in environmental protection through the  junior program. Every Monday  night Andy Anderson instructs  the juniors in wildlife preservation, fly tying, and .22 rifle  shooting and safety.  The club organizes shooting  nights, trap shootings, outdoor  and indoor range, campouts,  dances, and an annual auction.  Plans are underway to renovate the clubhouse this year.  Wildlife club film nights are  held1 on the last Sunday of each  month at 7.430 p.m. On Feb. 23  at 7 p.m. slides will be shown  of John HindMSmith's recent  trip to Nepal.  General meetings are held  the first Wednesday of each  month'. The next meeting is  February 5 at 8 p.m. If you  are interested in joining the  wildlife club; which will automatically make you a member  of the BJC. Wildlife Federation  and give you a voice in the  future of B.C., phqne 886-2816  or come to the next meeting.  Poster deadline  The deadline for the annual  Outdoors Unlittered Poster  contest is March 1, 1975. Entries will be accepted from any  school in Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.  Posters must concern themselves "with litter-prevention  arid/or ��� recycling. Entries will  be judged in two categories,  grades 1-7 and grades 8-12. A  total of 60 prizes will be  awjairded.  The name, age, grade, school  and home address must be  written on the back of each  poster. British Columbia entries should be sent to Outdoors Unlittered, 200 - 1326  Johnston Road, White Rock,  British Columbia.  Go fo church on Sunday  Printed  Pattern  SEVEN sleek, svelte; smooth  ways to look wonderful! Zip  up basic pantsuit plus variations���mandarin to sailor to  contrast to hooded allure.  Pained Pattern 4637: Half  Sizes 10^, 12%, 14%, U6%,  18%. Misses' Sizes 8,10, 12, 14,  16, 18.  $1.06 for each pattern���cash,  cheque or money order. Add  15c each pattern for first-class  mail and special handling.  Print plainly Size, Name, Address, Style Number. Send to  Anne Adams. ' Coast News,  Pattern Dept., 60 Progress Ave.  Scarborough, Ont MIT 4P7  IT PAYS TO SEW���you save  so much money! Send now for  New Spring-Summer Pattern  Catalog! Over 100 partners,  pants, long, ��� short styles. Free  pattern coupon, 75c  Sew & Knit Book    $1.25  Instant Money Crafts ... $1:00  Instant Sewing Book .... $L00  Instant Fashion Book .. .$1.00  For all your Sewing  and Knitting Needs  FABRIC HOUSE  Marine Drive 886-7525  GIBSONS  SIZES  "   8-18  IO/2-I8K2  ANGLICAN  St. Bartholomew's  Rev. David H. P. Brown  Morning Service. 11:15 sum.  2nd and 4th Sundays  Holy Communion at 8:00 am.  Midweek Holy Communion  2nd. 4th and 5th Wednesdays  10:00 a.m.  3rd Wednesday, 11:30 ajn.  1st Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.  with Divine Heeding Service  St. Aidan's  Sunday School 10:30 a.m.  Sunday Service 2:30 pjn. ..  except 4th Sunday  Family Service at 11:00 a.m.  GIBSONS UNITED CHURCH  11315 a.m., Divine Service  9:30 a.m.. Wilson Creek  ROMAN CATHOLIC SERVICES  St. Mary's Churcn  Father E. G. Lehner  11 a.m. Mass. Sundays  Phone 885-0526  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  Member   P.A.O.C.  Phone 8B6-7107  Highway and Martin Road .  Sunday School 9:45 a.m.  Morning Worship 11 a. m.  Evening Service 6:30 p.m.  Wed., Bible Study, 7:30 p.m.  Pastor G. W. Foster  BAPTIST CHURCHES  Pastor - Wilbert N. Erickson  Office 886-2611, Res. 886-7449  CALVARY - Park Rd, Gibsons  SUNDAYS  Morning Worship 9:30 a.m.  Sunday School 10:45 a.m.  Evening Fellowship 7:00 p.m.  Thursday - Prayer and Bible  Study, 7:00 p.m.  BETHEL  - Mermaid & Trail,  ��� . Sechelt  SUNDAYS  Sunday School 10:00 a.m.  Morning Worship 11:15 a.m.  Wednesday - Study Hour   7:30 p.m.  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Pbone 886-2660  Sundays, 11 am. & 7 pat.  Bible Study, Wed., 7:30 pjn.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  "In His Service ���  At Your Service  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  Sundays at 11:15 am. in St.  John's United Church, Davis  Bay by an informal group of  Christian Scientists.  Everyone Welcome  Phone: 885-9778 or 886-7382  i^��^^W��^M^M��^^>^'��V^*-*1^^1^*  *^^W  CHINESE SMORGASBORD  and VANCE  Featuring Music by the PENN KINGS  Cocktails 7:30, Dinner to follow  Dance til 1 a.m.  GIBSONS LEGION HALL  Saturday, February 15  Tickets $7.50 per person. Phone 885-2935 or 886-2160  Sponsored by the Timber Trails Hiding Club  7  ^yVn��^V^  m  On Wednesday, February 19th,  one of our representatives  will be at  Sunnycrest Motel, Gibsons, 9-11:30 a.m.  Bella Beach Motel, Sechelt, 1-3:00 pan.  Tel: 886-9920 (Gibsons) 885-9561 (Sechelt)  Many businesses including ;  Agriculture ��� Manufacturing  Tourism ��� Construction  ��� Professional Services  ��� Transportation  e Wholesale  and Retail Trades,  have obtained loans from IDB to acquire land,/  buildings, and machinery; to increase working  capital; to start a new business;  and for other purposes.  If you need financing for a business proposal  and are unable to obtain it elsewhere on  reasonable terms and conditions, perhaps IDB  can help you  DEVELOPMENT BM  '     f��;>   west loin once.  North Vancouver, BjC. Tel: 980-6571 CROSSWORD PUZZtE  ACROSS  1 Animal  6. Subject  11. ��������_'s  Tune,"  old song  12. Wild  ���party  33. Temptress  (2 wds.)  15. ������ trice  (2 wds.)  16. Champagne's descriptive  17. Jaffe  18. Khaki  19. Observe  20. Common  suffix  21. Marry  22. Slay  (2 wds.)  23. Manhandled  26. Doctrine  27. Leave out  28. Pronoun  29. Average  30. Shake  31. Sombrero  34. Colorado  Indian  35. "Down  under" bird  36. Be in  debt  37. Spouse:  colloq.  (2 wds.)  40. Be of use  '  41. Warn  42. Recompense  43. Scotland  and  VOffaMS  DOWN  1. Be proper  to  2. Actress  Verdugo  3. Jordan's  capital  4. Punctuation  mark  .  (abbr.)  5. Braided  6. Vestige  7. All .  up  8. Escape  9. Scarlett's  rival  10. Factor  14. Nourish  21. Moisten  22. Scottish  river  23. In  demand  24. Disposed  to love  25. Eavesdropper's  tech- Y  nique  26. Highspeed  highway  28. Identical  30. Fruit  preserve  Today's Answer  BEsno naBBE  Bcneon onnnn  BCH  tHEH   BDCi.  tiacs mas edh  bob nnnE  some see men  ace. bbo non  lff_lCRB   BBC3BB  BtTBHin  nBnBB  31. Batting feat  32. Prise  33. Camping  shelters  38. Spanish  aunt  39. Palm leaf  For your printing phone 886-2622  7     Coast News Feh. 12, 1975  Tax information  From The Institute of Charter  ed Accountants of British  Columbia  The Income Tax Act provides,  in a number of areas,  authority to impose a variety  of penalties on taxpayers committing offenbes against the  Act.  The Canadian income tax .  system relies on honest self-  assessment by taxpayers. The  "big stick im ihe cupboard'' is  rarely used unless a taxpayer  obviously faiil^ to comply with  the law.  Apart from the rather....  ominous statement that "it is  a serious ofifenice to make a  false return" which appears on  the tax return, the only specific penalty referred to on  the return is a penalty of five  ' per cent of the unpaid tax and:  Canadla Pension Plan contzdhu.-  '. tions for failure to file on the  due date of April 30.  The pe-xalties themselves  range from aimounts of $25 or  less up to substantial amounts  plus imprisonment according  to the nature of the offence.  As more and more taxpayers  are turning to other persons  for assistance in preparation  of returns, it should be noted  that the Inlcome Tax Act also  providtes for a broad range of  penalties covering offences by  third parties. ,  Any person preparing or assisting in the preparation of  an idividual's return for compensation is now required' to  discuss that fact on the face of  the return.  Revenue Canada has a special investigation division wihose  main responsibility it is to investigate suspected cases of tax  evasion. Any taxpayer confront  ed by the special division will  find) that sympathy at the  time is a rare commodity.  No seconder;  motion defeated  A motion to, rescind bylaw  98, the directors remuneration  bylaw, was defeated at Thurs y  iday night's Regional Boarfd  meeting because it could not  find a  seconder.  Hthe bylaw, passed in December, was earlier challenged  by Director Kurt Hoehne because the &/2% increase calculated over nine years was incorrect, according the director  representing Gibsons.  Hoehne said that his calcula  tions had made the increase  9% and! he felt that some directors may have voted for the  /bylaw because the smaller  figure did 7not seem exteessive.  Chairman Frank West said  he was prepared to reconsider  the bylaw butrHoehme's motion  failed because there wlas no  seconder.  Teacher-pupil ratio low  What happens if he doesn't  get well���do 1 get a refund?  Gibsons club  building grows  (Contributed)  The Gibsons Winter Cluib  building is progressing slowly  because of the snow. The  lounge end- of the building is  beginning to take shape. The  walls are up and you cam see  a stairway leading to the upstairs viewing area.  'The cement blocks of the  main building cannot be laid  until there is no further threat  of frost. We were to have a  work party on the weekend of  Feb. 1 to cover the drain tile  and lay support�� for the piping  of the refrigeration system, but  the ground was frozen and  covered with snow. This work  party will be called again some,  time in the future I would  imagine. . '  I would like to remind those  of you who have not yet paid  your membership that we can  use the money. Everything we  do now costs money and it is  nice to have the funds in the  kitty when they are needed.  We will receive $22,500 from  the government shortly in part  payment of the government  grant of $50,000. It will go,a  long way toward getting the  waite up and the roof on.  For the new curlers dolwn  Sechelt way, here is some ma  terial on elementary skipping  strategy. A skip should study  his team. Get to know your  players strengths and weak-,  nesses. Most. inexperienced  curlers have a weak turn. Have  that player work on his shot  during practice or when you  can afford to waste a shot dur  ing: a gasme.  Wlhen a shot needs to be  made, give him the turn he is  most likely to make the shot  with. Most curlers also throw  takeouts better at certain  weights than at others. There  are two styles of skipping for  this situation. One school of  thought isays the skip sets the  broom an_ the player adjusts  his weight to suit. The second  school of thought says the skip  should adjust for each player.  For beginning curlers, it is  my contention that the skip  Should adjust the broom given  for each curler since they are  often not capable of varying  their weight enough to hit the  target when too little or too  much ice is given for their  particular best takeout weight.  Co. Ltd  HOME ENTERTAINMENT SALES & SERVICE  SEASIDE HLAZ& Phone 886-7333      GIBSONS  in  theRC A XL-100 Models  . ���, '.''.' ',....'���.��� -r y'-r.\   -  j ^Lj��_r��jri_rxj'xrxr-r-u"*-T~r~M~~*~"~*"M' ** *��� *** ��-**-���-^-t ���^* _�� -. u-. _�� ��� _��� _�����_------���-.-��� -*_������ ��� a  SALE ON ALL TVs  FRED RITTERi OUR SALES MANAGER  INVITES YOU IN TO SEE  ALL THE LATEST MODELS  The province-wide pupil  teacher ratio in the British  Columbia public school system  has been reduced to 19.82 as of  October 31, 1974.       '  Hon. Eileen DaiMy, minister  of Education, who announced  the ratio figures, said that the  comparative October figures  for 1972 and 1973were 22.68  and 211.56, which represent declines in each of the last two  years of 4.9 percent and 8.1  percent respectively.  The ratio is d_termined by  dividing the number of full-  time equivalent students enroled (two half-dky kindergarten pupils count as one full-  time equivalent) by the number of full-time equivalent pro-  mmmmmmmmmKm  VOTE  UNNECESSARY  British Columbia sohool  boards have been granted  authority to establish community colleges by passing bylaws and will no longer be required to seek approval  through local plebiscites.  Education Minister Eileen Dail  ly announced that the plebiscite  requirement had been deleted  by order-in-Jcouncil from the  regulations to the Public  Schools Act.  fessional teachers in the system. -Mrs. Dailly said that in  the two-year period just concluded the numiber of pupils  increased' by 9,040 to 523.982 or  1.8 percent. In the same period  the number of teachers increased by 3,729 or 16.4 percent.  The school districts with the  lowest pupii-teacher ratios in  October, 1974, were Stikine  (16.22), Vancouver Island West  (16.57), and Queen Charlotte  Islands ('16.81) The largest ratio was Summerland (21.51)  followed by Southern Okanagan (21.45) and'" Vancouver  (21.12).  District 46 (Sechelt) in 1972  had 2,323 pupils, 109.40 teachers with a 21.23 ratio. In 1973  there were 2,402 pupils, 1111.90  teachers with a ratio of 21.47.  In 1974 there were 2,434 pupils,  122.6 teachers with a 19.85 ratio, adcordinlg to the department's educational.' diata service.  Gold or Silver evening  purses from Buxton. Small  and dainty, just right fur  your young lady. Miss  Bee's, Sechelt.  -QUCBEC STAMPS  YOUR ORDER CAN BE TAKEN AT  Allow one week for processing  COAST NEWS  886-2622  SUNSHINE COAST  REGIONAL DISTRICT  NOTICE .FP0BI.C HEARING  AMENDMENT TO ZONING BY-LAW  . Pursuant to Section 703 of 1ihe Municipal Act, a public hearing wiH be held as follows to consider Bylaw 35(23), an amendment to the Sunshine Coast  Regional District Zoning By-law 35, 1970. All those  Who deem their interest in property affected by the  proposed by-law shall be afforded an opportunity  to be heard on matters contained in the by-law.  Bylaw 35(23)  (a) Intent  (1) To place all lands in the Sunshine Coast  Regional District not previously covered  by zoning into the Country Zone, with  the exception of lands described in (2).  (2) To place certain lands in the vicinity of  the Port Mellon pulp mill and the Hillside gravel pit in an Industrial 2 (heavy  industry)  zone.  (3) To establish standards applicable to  Country Zones, including a maximum  of two dwellings per parcel and a minimum parcel size under subdivision of 4  hectares (9.9 acres).  (b) Hearing: 1:30 p.m., Saturday, February 15,  1975, at the gymnasium, Langdale Elementary  School, Johnson Road, Langdale.  Take notice that section (a) above is a synopsis of  By-law 35(23), and is not deemed to be an interpretation of this by-law. By-law 35(23) may be inspected at the Regional District offices, 1238 Wharf Street  Sechelt, during office hours, namely Monday to! Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  MRS. A. PRESSLEY,  Secretary-Treasurer  Sunshine Coast Regional District  Box 800, Sechelt, B.C. VON 3A0  885-2261. Coast News Feb. 12, 1975     8  tetters fo Editor  Editor: Oh behalf of the Gib  sons Group Committee for  Cubs and Scouts, I would like  to thank you for your coverage  of Oufb and Scout News in 1974.  M. Partridge, secretary.  The following has been sent  to Don Lockstead!, MLA, Victoria, B.C Dear Sir: Regarding  the proposed site at Porpoise  Bay of the Junior High School  I sincerely hope that more  thought will go into this than  did go into the choice of the  arena site. The center of population of the Sechelt Peninsula  is the Selma Park-Roberts  Creek area. Not only do you  have land available at Roberts  Creek but I believe there is  an alternative site at Selma  Park. Granted a booster pump  for water would be netcessary  but the cost is minimal when  convenience and other costs  are taken into consideration.  A plea for common sense.  Yours Truly, J. Pat Perry.  Fire destroys  boat off Keats  A boat belonging to Mel  Nahanee of North Vancouver  was totally destroyed last  Wednesday morning after a  leaking gas line caused an explosion and fire.  Gibsons RCMP said that  Nahaniee's 18 foot outboard  was docked on Shelter Island,  just off Keats, and when the  gasoline leak was noticed Nahanee pushed the already burn  ing boat away from the wjharf  Nahanee was later picked up  from the island! by Bruce  Campbell.  Police tawed the boat to  Smitty's Marina. The outboard  motor was not damaged'.  BOWLING   '^fim^   Mixed reaction for Devils  *#**^*��*��#^m��*>  Easter cards are now on  display at Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  ��MAAMM^  ��� �����*^��^*__�����*%^*^  ONLY SIX MORE  SHOPPING DAYS  UNTIL RON'S BIRTHDAY  KEN DeVRIES & SON LTD.  For  CARPETS  for the  WHOLE  HOUSE  1659 Sunshine Coast Hiway  Gibsons        ���        886-7112  The Queen of the Lanes  Tournament was snowed out  last Sunday and; will be postponed until March 2. Next Sunday Feb 16 teams made up of  YBC members will be bowling  in Vancouver and Burnaby in  the Four Steps to Stardom zone  finals.  In League action last week  Mavis Stanley and Freeman  Reynolds were the high rollers.  Mavis with, a 300-745 niight in  the Tues A League and Freeman with a 292-818 in the Ball  and Chain league.  Other High Scores:  Tues. Coffee: Bernice Duncan 212-607; Sandy Lemky 221-  604.  Tues. Mixed: Mavis Stanley  300-745; Bernadette Paul 220-  623; Larry Braun 280-769; Henry Hinz 273-601.  Wed. Coffee: Nora Solinsky  '267-674; Penny McClymont 229  652; Elenor Penfold 265-627;  Marilyn Strom 242-620.  Ball & Chain: Virginia Reynolds 247-628; Bonnie McCori-  nel 253-603; Alex Skytte 268-  616; Freeman Reynolds 292-8*18  Thurs .Mixed: Mary Solnik  265-010; Orbita deos Santos 251  678; Dan Robinson 225-650;  Hugh Inglis 2*35-638; Freeman  Reynolds 250-676.  Bantams (2): Ken Alanson  225-298; Shannon McGivern  166-316; Charles Storvold 206-  318; Geoff Butcher 198-369.  Juniors: Colleen Bennett 215  503; Jeff Mulcaster 263-714.  Seniors: Heather Wright 234-  629; Mark Ranniger 255-674.  Swingers:  Alice  Smith  184-  529; Fred Mason 229-422   (2);N  Dick Oliver 203-396 (2).  Sunshine School: Ann David  88, Odette Turynek 159, Gordon Christansen 115  Movie News  Twilight Theater features  two separate films Saturday.  Walt Disney's The Bears and  I plays Wed., Thurs., Fri. at 8  pjm. and Sat. at 7. Also on Saturday My Name is Nobody  starting at 9 pjn.  The Bears and I starring Plat  rick Wayne, Chief Dan George,  and Micheal Ansara, was film  ed in the beautiful rugged yril-  derness of BC by the studio  that pioneered the ���wilc-ife  film, a combination of fiction  and documentary footage based  on a book by Robert Franklin  Leslie.  My Name is Nobody is a new  mature comedy western starring Terence Hill and Henry  Fonda. Playing Sat. at 9 pjn.  and Sun-Mon at 8vp.m. this  film is a tongue in cheek spag  hetti western by prodiucer Ser  gio Leone which has plenty of  fcomedy and! action to satisfy  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS  (BY-ELECTION)  NOTICE OF POLL  Public notice is hereby given to the electors of the municipality aforesaid  ���that a poll has become necessary at the by-election now pending, and that  I have granted such poll; and, further, that the persons duly nominated as  candidates at the said election, for whom only votes will be received, are:  One (1) ��� Alderman ��� for the unexpired term ending.  December 31, 1975.  SURNAME      OTHER NAMES OFFICE  RESIDENTIAL  ADDRESS  OCCUPATION  METZLER  WEBB  James Seymour   Alderman     1526 Sargent Road Retired  Terence Alderman     Hopkins Landing    Dentist  Such poll will be opened at the Gibsons Municipal Office, 1490 South  Fletcher Road on the 22nd day of February, 1975, between the hours of  8:00 a_m. and 8:00 p.m., of which every person is hereby required to take  notice and govern himself accordingly.  Given under my hand this 3rd day of February, 1975  J. W; COPLAND  Returning Officer  No driving  for 3 months  Donald Raymond Jenkins  was fined $300 and prohibited  from driving for three months  when he pleaded guilty in provincial court Thursday to driving with a blood-alcohol content over .0.8%.  RCMP reported Jenkins failed to negotiate a turn on Nor-  West Bay Road and was later  spotted driving on the wrong  side of the road. He was stopped on Cowrie Street in Sechelt and when taken to the  Sechelt detachment showed a  reading of 0.19 on the breathalizer.  Gordon Sopaw was fined the  minimum $250 for failing to  have valid insurance. Sopoiw  wias involved in an accident  January 24 when he lost control of his car on Highway 101  causing $1500 damage.  Judge J. S. P. Johnson told  Sopaw besides: the fine he will  accumulate points on his license and end up "paying'more  for his  driver's certificate  "I don't know how people  can be so stupid and not renew their insurance" the Judge  said.  By AIXAN CRANE  As the Film Scwaety's screening night is now Tuesday in>-  stead of Wednesdlay which coincided' with the publication  cflay for the local press, this  column will appear irregularly  and not weekly as it did before  Christmas.  As expected, The Devils  drew mixed reactions with  some people finding it quite  idisturbing and others thinking  it tremendous. Severaili people  noted the vaccination mark on  Grandier's wife's arm ahd the  untypically 17th century tan  divisions iwhere bikinis cut off  the sun.  Last weeks' Film Society  presentation The World of Apu  is virtually beyond criticism.  I thought it wais simply exquisite.  Among the films in the Twilight Theatre's regular program, Fantastic Planet, originally scheid_led for Film Society  presentation, was perhaps the  most interesting} although several people expressed disappointment in it. '  In watching a cartoon, I  doubt that it is possible completely to lose one's detachment to the extent where one  forgets that it is a cartoon*  but for me the often spell-binding and hypnotic quality of the  visuals and the remarkabd|y  well-executed animation made  this film well worth watching.  It is :a pity that the film received a Restricted rating from  the BJC. Director of Motion  -Picture Classification as the  draiwn nudity was quite innocuous and in keeping with the  story's Setting for otherwise  this filim would probably have  been greatly enjoyed by children.  Also in the Twilight Thea-  trefe  regular program  was  a  second^opportunity to isee Cfe-  Ibaret which drew very small  audiences when it played here  in 1973. Attendance for the rerun was not spectajcular either,  but many went to see this enjoyable film for a second or  third time. It is not a musical  at all any more than is The  Blue Angel to be screened next  Tuesday, Feb. 1_. in the Film  Society's program.     ';.-.;  Both are f-his depicting the  story of a cabaret .artist in  (pre-(war Germany, but The  Blue Angel features a German  cabaret singer (Marlene Die-  trilch) in the days before Nazism, while Cabaret is. about an  expatriate American cabaret  entertainer (Liza Minelii) as  the Nazi creed was beginning  to engulf the nation.  The following Tuesdlay, Feb.  18, is devoted to a screening  of the original 1934 Of Human  Bondage with wonderful per-  ifofrmances from Bette Davis  and Leslie Howard in this, the  finest of the four filmed ver-  erset Maugham- novel. Another  sions. of the famous W. Som-  and perhaps the most famous  classic of the German cinema  is scheduled for the following  Tuesday, Feb. 25 when The  Cabinet of Dr. Caligari twill he  shown ina doubleibilling with  Rudolph Valentino's last film  Son of the Sheik.  FIREPROOF BUILDINGS  FIREPLACES  A. SIMPKINS  Box 517, Sechelt, B.C.  885-2688  INDSOR  1st ANNIVERSARY SALE  4 x 8 __mm V-Groove Prefinished  Tinted Mahogany 3.69 sht.  4x84 mm Mill Seconds, Embossed and Direct Printed  Patterns 3.79 sht.  Plain unfinished panels are the ultimate in savings  Reject Mahogany  Highland Barn wood  Highland Light Hickory  Husky Knotty Cedar  4 x 8 % Rustic Chalet, Primed and Grooved, No. Vs  Exterior Siding  4 x 8 % Shop Grade Mahogany Roughtex Grooved  Exterior Siding  Rej. Doors, Shelves, Tables  and what have you  2.69 sht.  4.98 sht.  4.98 sht.  4.98 sht.  7.95 sht.  6.79 sht.  From 5.95  THE  PLYWOOD  PEOPLE  Sunshine Coast Hwy- Gibsons F  886-9221  ka Sunshine   Coast   service   guide  ACCOUNTANTS  CABINET MAKING  W. PHILIP GORDON  CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT  Room 208, Harris Block  Gibsons  Ph. Bus. 886-2714; Res. 886-7561  AUTOMOTIVE  SERVICES  to TIRES?  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PHONE   886-7983  Welcome to the  Floorsbine Coast  HOWE SOUND  JANITOR SERYKE  Specialists in  Cleaning  Floor Waxing, Spray  Buffing, Window Cleaning  Phone  886-7131,  Gibsons  At the Sign of the Chevron  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  & MARINE SERVICE Lfd.  Arc & Acty Welding  Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating  Automotive - Marine Repair  Marine Ways  Standard Marine Station  Phone 886-7721  Res. 886-9956  For your printing phone 886-2622  PAVING  RETAIL STORES (Confd)  MARINE SERVICES  PAZCO FIBREGLASSING  Complete Marine & lndnstrial  Repairs  14 & 16 ft. Canoes  6*_v 8, 10 and 17i_ Runabouts  Used Boat Sales  FREE ESTIMATES  Ph. 886-9604 or 886-9111  "iDONS MARINE SERVICES  OMC - MER��RUISER  INBOARD &  STERN DRIVE  -     FORD DIESEL  SALES & SERVICE  DON  CHAMBERLIN  (Phone 921-9767 Radio YJ2-7835  Box 45, Lions Bay  MOVING ft STORAGE  LEN WRAH TRANSFK IM.  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Ph. 885-2343.  9:30 to 3:30 p.m.  PLUMBING  RAY NEWMAN PLUMBH6  SALES ft SERVICE  Hot Water Heating  Building & Alteration*  Davis Bay Rd., RR. 1,  Sechelt ��� Ph. 885-2116  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES  NOTIONS, etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE  TO ALL MAKES  FABRIC HOUSE  Marine Drive  Gibsons  886-7525  MUSIC LESSONS   *  YOUENJOY      '  Organ beginners   Piano & Theory all grades  Kelly Kirby piano lessons for  the pre-school child.  by JESSIE MORRISON  Box 947, Gibsons 886-9030  NURSERY  MACKS NURSERY  Sunshine Coast Highway  Shrubs,   Fruit   Trees,   Plants  Landscaping,    Pruning   Trees  Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying  Phone 886-2684  OPTOMETRIST  OPTOMEIRIST  FRANK E. DECKER  BAL BLOCK ��� GIBSONS  WEDNESDAY  FOR APPOIN___ENTS  886-2248  SECHELT MONDAYS  Phone 885-9712  L  6 & E MUMNK  & HEATING LTD  Certified Plumber  Box 165, Gibsons, B.C.  Phone 886-7638  New installations, renovations  repairs, hot water heating,  pump repairs  24 HOUR SERVICE  PENINSULA PLUMBING  CONTRACTING  Sechelt Highway & Pratt Rd.  Port Mellon ��� Pender Harbour  Free Estimates  Phone 886-9533  Ray Coates ��� 886-7872  SEASIDE PLUMBING LTD.  PLUMBING ��� PIPEFITnNG  STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All work Guaranteed  RADIATORS  G & E RADIATOR REPAIRS  Autos,    Industrial   and   Heal  Exchangers  We Guarantee All Work!  PHONE 886-7638  Pick-up and delivery service  REFRIGERATION  C     <_     S  HARDWARE  APPLIANCES  Sechelt ��� 885-9713  ROOFING  HAN HILSTAD ROOFING  DUROH), SHAKES  OR REROOFTNG  R.R.  1, Port Mellon Highway  Gibsons Phone 886-2923  fiBKAl ROOFIIffi  AH types, roofing, rerooilng  and repairs.  Guaranteed Workmanship  Phone 885-9091   Box 948, Sechelt  SURVEYORS  ROBERT W. ALLH ~~  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  Sechelt Lumber Building  Wharf St. Box 607  Sechelt B. C.  Office 885-2625 Res.  885-8581  ROY ft WAGENAAR  B.C. LAND SURVEYORS  CIVIL ENGINEERS  Marine Building - Wharf Street  Box 609, Sechelt, B.C.   885-2332   T.V. J. RADIO  J & C ELECTRONIC  Philce-Ford Sales ft Service  ��� We service all brands ���  885-2568  Opposite Red and White  Sechelt  JOHN HUD-SMITH  '   REFRIGERATION ft  MAJOR APPLIANCE  SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Used   Refrigerators   for   Sale  Phone 886-2231  From 9 a_n. to 5:30 pjn.  Res. 886-9949.  RETAIL STORES  PAINTING  KAN - DO  PAINTING  Painting, staining,  stained doors & bifolds.  "All work guaranteed"  Interior and exterior.  Evenings: Ken   - 885-2734  Herb - 885-2936  P.O.   Box   943,   Sechelt,   B.C.  MISS B.TS  CARD AND GHT SHOP  Wharf Road, Sechelt  P.O. Box 213  Ph.  885-9066  Coutts-Hallmaric Cards ft  wrappings; Gifts, Picture  Puzzles; English bone china  cups, saucers, etc  Boutique  Items  Local Artists' Paintings  NEVENS'TV  Service Depot for  PHILIPS ��� ZENITH  R.C.A. - ADMIRAL  FLEETWOOD DEALER  MASTERCHARGE  Phone 886-2280  SUNSHINE COAST TV  SALES 4 SERVICE LTD  ADMIRAL - ELECTROHOME  and ZENITH DEALERS  Gordon Oliver - Ed Nicholson  "IN THE HEART OF  DOWNTOWN SECHELT."  Box 799, Sechelt  Phone 885-9818  CLOSED ON MONDAYS  TRAILER PARK  SUNSHINE COAST TRAHBNII  1 Mile West of Gibsons, Hiw&y  Laundromat  Extra Large Lots  and Recreation Area  Parklike Setting  Phone 886-9826  9     Coast News Feb. 12, 1975  ���'.''��� r .  YOUR  Horoscope  By   TRENT  VARRO  ARIES March 21 to April 26  Something that has happened  in the past is now catching up  with you and much benefit  will be derived from your pre  vidus actions. Take the oppor  tunity to broaden your outlook  on life.  TAURUS April 21 to May 21  Now is the time to plan for  future expansion. Conditions  in your sign point to a most  beneficial period'.' Relax and  enjoy yourself. Your capacity  for making friends is greater  than you think.  GEMINI May 22  to June 21  If life takes on a gloomy aspect  be assured it is for a short  time only. Your sunny disposition will almost certainly rec  ognize that there is a muteh.  brighter outlook "just around  the corner."  CANCER June 22 to July 22  The new social contacts you  may be making at this time  may prove exfciting but not  necessarily of great importance. Be careful what you do  with regard) to others. Amid  stay out of trouble.  LEO July 23 to August 23   Be .prepared to take advantage of what the stars may  have to offer. Plenty of action  and excitement are indicated  for you. "Clear the decks" and  enjoy this exhilarating period,  while it lasts.  VIRGO August 24 to Sept. 22  You just might find' yourself  "flying off the handle" over  some trivia, event. It's the way  you're feeling which is mostly  at fault. Calm down and let  time smooth' out the storm.  Watch money matters.  LIBRA Sept. 23 to October 23  A new experience awaits you  in your relations with others.  This can lead to. a deep under  standing and knowledge -sdhich  will benefit you for the rest of  your life. A truly happy time  coming up.  SCORPIO Oct. 24 to Nov. 22  Absolutely nothing adverse in  your sign so go ahead with any  thing that strike�� you at this  time. You could possibly be  making a start in a new business. Be bold1 and' assured.  SAGITTARIUS Nov. 23-Dec.21  You should try to "play it cool"  when minor irritations' upset  your daily life during this per  iod. If you bear in mind that  they are only temporary, you'll  feel much better about them.  CAPRICORN Dec. 22 - Jan. 26  You just might "hit the jackpot" in a gannbler's Chance, but  watch out! You might lose it  all just as quickly! Seek the  advice of friends, don't trust  or depend on your own intuition.  AQUARIUS Jan. 21 to Feb. 18  Irksome problems which have  bothered you in the past are  starting to clear up naw. You  have a fine series of benefits  coming your way in a future  that looks tranquil and very  stable,  PISCES Feb. 19  to March 20  Buriprise, surprise, surprise!  A turn of events next week  could bring you unexpected  but deserving gain. This will  probably be connected in some  way with writing, publishing  or the communications media.  Copyright 1975 by Trent Varro.  All rights 'reserved.  TRANSPORT  DOUBLE R  TRUCKING LTD.  EXCAVATING ��� SAND  GRAVEL ��� FILL  Phone 886-7109  TREE TOPPING  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD  Marv   Volen,   Phone   886-9597  Clean up your wooded areas-  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adjacent to  building. t&&i^&*i��J'.iiG^ittj?iXr��ZZLiiiZiV  ivt^'i"-.' sy*v.-#yrfojrta.i,'!  Coast News Feb. 12, 1975 10  Island region  (Continued from Page 1)  Instead, they agreed to a  municipal affairs offer to study  the feasibility of a merger with  the government paying the  study costs.  According to Raskin, there  may not be two municipalities  throughout the (province with  as little in common.  The mayor noted North Cow  ichan contains 90 square miles,  a strong industrial tax base, a  good deal of agricultural land,  and the two communities of  Chemainus and the Duncan  area.  On.the other hand, Duncan  is a small area wit.li- _T_C~y  developed services and a large  commercial tax base, he point  ed out.  Paskin said he is -worried  about the duplication of services in the two municipalities.  He said, for example, that the  dbuble planning could eventually lead! to  "disaster."  Basking said Chemainus has  "an identity all its own" and  Ghemainus people would be  "reluctant to be part of Duncan."  Not so,v accarding to Alderman Margaret Robertson, who  said Chemainus is "tied to our  CCowichan)   valley"  Alderman Ron McKinnon  suggested that if the study  looks at redrawing boundaries  it might examine a municipal  areas outside the two municipal  ities, such as Saltair.  Aldenrian Birgitte Meagher  urged the government look at  amalgamation -regionally ���  rather than just Duncan and  North Cowidhan.  Duncan Alderman Martin  Lufcaitis said he wanted1 to see  participation in the study from  areas outside the two municiipa  lities, such as Saltair.  Another alderman from Dun  two bodies look strongly at an  can, John Homer, urged the  amalgamation of services,  (which he said might take  alwiay the need for a totallaim-  algamation.  He  pointed   out   that   both  the school and hospital districts  are run on a regional basis,  and suggested   services   such  as sewer and waiter could be  change in political boundaries,  jointly    managed   without   a  One   point   stronigly   agreed  upon by all members wias that  if amalgamation is to come, it  must be done with public and,  imposed    by    the   provincial  council   support   rather   than  government.  The unanimous vote to ask  for a provincial study ended  meeting, attended by about 50  people.  Log case before court  David Joseph Beaudoin was  found not guilty in provincial  court Thursday on charges of  stealing a ?6 log aUegedfly owned by Crown Zellerbach.  Beaudoin was charged, on  Sept. 10 after Norman Wolansky1 a boom inspector for  ���Crown Zellerbach, spotted the  accused in his boat just off L  Dog problem  plan outlined  The SIPOA may have an answer to the dbg problem. With  a little public support the 'society has plans to <build a shelter, and a pound. A dog caitch-  ed may be hired on a part time  basis.  Ola Arnold, the sofciety's  secretary^treasurer, said a committee has been formed and all  that is needed norw is public  support. The society will be  working under th^authority  of the Domestic A|fijmal iPro-  tection Act.  7 ^  An SFIGA pubhc meeting  wdH be held Feb. 19aat 7:30! in  Whitaker House, Sechelt with  J. Jarowski from Vancouver  S1PCA as speaker.  JANUARY WEATHER  January weather showed a  total precipitation of 5.70 inches of wihich 12.7 inches came  as snow which when reduced  to rain is 1.27 inches. Actual  rain totalled 4.43 inches. High  temperature was 51 on Jan. 23  and the low 20 on Jan. 11. The  average January precipitation  is 7.40 inches with a high in  January 1974 of 8.45 inches.  and K booming grounds near  Gambier Island.  Wolansky testified he noticed;  fieaudbdn's boat running in  (Seasipan ITo. 4 lease area. He  (watched Beaudoin through  field glasses from a point estimated about 500 yards away  and he "saw the log pop out  from) the boom."  Wolansky told the court that  the log Beaiudbin was towing  had the same blue marMngs,  a blue slash about a foot long  running lengthwise, as the  other logs in the boom in question.  Beaudoin's lalwyer, J. Taylor suggested Wolanskyrs  glasses may have been cloucjiy  and that a coneudferabie depth  perspective is lost Using telescopic lenses. Taylor claimed  that his client had 'hit the log  with 'his boat and turned  aroundl to dog it. 7  "It is obvious something  caused him to turn," Taylor  told Judge J. S. P. Johnson.  ' "He wouldn't be speeding  along in his boat and all of a  sudden stop h^aafi3^,:Me.y'^aSi^  the particular log in the boom  he wanted." Taylor added that  his client knew y^lan&ky'fe  boat and that he certain^  wouldn't steal a log with a policeman around.  Judge Johnson said he could;  not conclude exactly what, happened from the evidence given and because of the uncertainty he had to find the accused not guilty.  J. H. G. (Jim) Drummond  INSURANCE AGENCY LTD.  Box 274, Gibsons, B.C  Phone 886-7751 or 886-2807  ABOVE SIMPSON-SEARS  OPEN MONDAY to SATURDAY  9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. till Feb. 28  You can order  them at the  COAST NEWS  Receipt Books  Theatre Tickets  Carbon Paper  Rubber Stamps  Envelopes  Typing Paper  Rubber Stamp Pads  Mimeograph Paper  Adding Machine Rolls  .i  Statement Pads  File Folders  Gibsons ��� Ph. 886-2622  The Sunshine Coast center  for transcendental' meditation  iwill participate with 30 others  in World Plan Week, Feb. 9 to  15.  Instructors Len MacMillan,  right, and Daryl Henn, of Roberts Creek, look over one of  the posters that wall be part of  a series Of displays set tip this  week in Gibsons, Rojberts  Greek, and .Sedhelt. Special  talks and film presentations  are also scheduled!. For more  infomation phone 885-_342  or 885-3488.  ���The Groiwihg Room Collective of V_-_couve_v British  Columbia, announces the forth  coming pubiildation of Room  of Ones Own, a feminist journal of literature and1 criticism.  The planned publication date is  iwill be published quarterly  /will be published quartertjy.  Room of One's'Own will provide that space for the emer-  genice and ' le^timiaition of  and capabilities, as well as for  women's sense of competehce  the development of feminist  modes of expression.  Alderman  licensing does  not cover all  Seohelt     Alderman     Frank  Leitner told council Wednes- .  day night. that he was only  trying to be fair in pointing  out that certain businesses in  Sedhelt operate Without  licenses.  Alderman Leitner informed  council that trucks working  for the village are operating  without municipal plates and  the owner does not have a  business license to operate in  the village.  " Alderman Leitner named  two companies, A and W truck  ing and Irving Benner, who  lack either municipal plates  or  business licenses.  "They have been operating ^  like this for months," Leitner  said, "and that amounts to  quite a few- tax dollars." He  asked council why these companies were given village work  when they don't even have  the legal documents.  "We have an understanding,"  Alderman Norm Watson stated  He explained! that the village  had problems in the past obtaining equipment to do  emergency work because contractors had' prior rommitt-  ments with larger operations.  When YLeitnierYa^e^'Twfhy  Irvin Benner was getting all  the work when he didn't have  a contract with the Village he  was told that "the other company" was not prepared to  buy a grader unless a contract  with the village was entered  into.     ���  ^die_man Leitner insisted  that if one person had to have  a license to operate a business  in thevillage then^o did every  one else.  "I'm quite sure Alderman  Osborne^wasn't running a rack  et on this," Alderman Dennis  Sftiuttl^worth siaidYi  Ted Osborne, whOTwas defeated by Alderman; Leitner  in the last election, was chair  man of the roads and main-  tainance   committee.  ���������  Theatre  886-2827  Please note  change   of  Starting Times on  Satr, Feb. 15  Wed., Thurs., Fri.  Feb. 12, 13, 14  at 8 p.m..  Sat. Feb.  15  ait 7 p.m.  GENERAL  Sat, Feb.  15  at 9 p.m.  Sun., Mon., Feb.  16,  17  at 8 p.m.  MfMCitfft' mar  ____VM_ ��_______ ff  ���J    -HM  Y���   TYrY  MATURE  ���?  CO-OP  <���  BEEF HINDS  CAN ADA A-l or A-2  GRAIN FED BEEF  PRICE INCLUDES CUTTING, WRAPPING AND QUICK FREEZE  PRICE IN EFFECT Thurs., Fri., Sat., Feb. 13,14,15  YOUR  FOOD SERVICE CENTRE  GIBSONS, B.C.  Ph. 886-2522

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