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Array ^RiMc^r ^Lri^s   .e Sunshine  Victoria, &c?.        - ' -mw ^*��"��"***^  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15* per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  Volume 31, Number 2  January 10,1978  B.C. Uranium Mine  strongly protested  The Sunshine Coast is wearing its winter time dress in this picture        taken as the ferry pulls into the Langdale Ferry Terminal  Editor's Note: The following la a Aral hand account of the public  meeting held al Clearwater, B.C. on Sunday, December 18, 1977 to  discuss Ihe proposed open pit uranium mine on Birch Island. It Is  presented here by the Coast News as a public service In the hope thai  Ihe assaults being made on our environment by various powerful  corporations can be slowed or possibly eliminated by an aroused public  opinion. What affects our fellow citizens In Clearwater may well  affect the Fraser River and thus all the people on the Southern B. C.  coast,  by John Daly  "Better be active today than radioactive tomorrow!" "No uranium  mine or mill on the banks of our river. Dcnison. go home and clean  up your act I"  These were the signs on the walls of the Senior Secondary School al  Clearwater, B.C. where Consolidated Rcxspar Minerals and Chemicals Limited, a Denison Mines subsiduary, had agreed to hold a public-  information meeting on the afternoon of Sunday, December 18th.  1977, on their projected open-pit uranium mine for Birch Island; to  be the first uranium mine in B. C. Judging by the experience of  Ontario's Elliott Lake community wilh the same company's uranium  mine in that area, a most undesirable first.  Clearwater   is   ninety   miles   organizer, and a representative  Varied fare at Gibsons Council  by George Cooper  When Council was told at  its January i meeting about a  business it hadn't known was  within the boundaries of the  Village, there was some uncertainty about granting a  1978 licence. The M.W.Rigby  Wrecking and Storage Company  has operated on Reed Road for  a number of years under a  provincial licence issued through  the local RCMP office. But the  Rigby Company site became part  of the Village in the same expansion that took in [he veterinary clinic, and the land was  zoned R4. This put the Rigby  company in a non-conforming  category. Council has referred  the matter to the provincial  department of municipal affairs.  The forthcoming renewal of  the wharf lease brought the  fact before new council members  that (he whjuj^cjDcjrates at a  loss lu Ihe Village but has always  been considered a service comparable to roads and parks.  Gihsnns is the only public wharf  run by a local authority on the  Sunshine Coast and handles  more traffic than any other public-  dock in this area. Some question  arose in Council discussion  whether benefits to the public  balanced legal liability and the  costs of operation. A federal  official, Charles Brooks, will  be asked to meet with Council  to discuss wharf operation.  A citizen's fortnightly jaunt  to the garbage dump may soon  be made unnecessary if bids for  house-to house pick-up fall  within the allowance made in  the provisional budget.   Besides  the personal pilgrimage to the  dump, there is private service  offered. Sunshine Coast Disposals at 754 a can, and Kelly's  Cleanup at $1.50 for two cans  plus a bundle of old newspapers.  Statistics from Sechelt Village  show weekly garbage pick-up  there costs just over $750.00  per month but did not reveal  how many residences Ihis covered. A rough estimate of Ihe  cost in the Regional District for  weekly pick-up is given as  $17 or $18 per residence per  year.  A brand new item in the provisional budget for 1978 is the  Aquatic Centre, now almost  ready to open next door to the  Curling Rink. Where swimming  fees and rentals are expected  to come to $51,190, the total  cost of operation will be $90,000.  Gibsons taxpayers pick up Ihe  tab for the difference". Serious  swimming programs will be available for the year round for all  ages.  In his preamble to the provisional budget. Clerk-Treasurer  Jack Copland noted that 1978's  proposed expenditure and expected revenues is a less than  2'/i% increase over I977's.  Changes in the provisional budget are sure to occur before it  is made final on May 15 as the  precise total assessment is made  known and the provincial grants  are confirmed. Council, too,  may alter budget items as it  sees needed changes in program  priorities. After studying the  items individually over the Christmas recess. Council passed the  provisional   budget   with    little  discussion.  A re-zoning hearing on January 3 was enlivened by protests  from a school board delegation.  A proposed development. Coastline Motor Hotel, required a  residential properly be rc-z.oned  commercial. This would give  them an L-shaped property across  Highway 101 from the Gibsons  Elementary School. The school  board objected to the liquor  licence involved and the added  traffic hazard. A survey of the  area around the secondary school  up the road from the proposed  new motor hotel shows a government liquor store next door in  the shopping centre, a neighborhood pub across the highway  and restaurant with a liquor licence across the road from the  main door of the school. No  study has been made public to  show Ihat the proximity of these  outlets has any ill effects on  students.  Fatality  Local man Tom Montgomery  was killed at approximately  5 a.m. on January 6th when his  car left Highway 101 approximately 2 kilometres west of Gibsons and struck a utility pole.  Montgomery was proceeding  towards Gibsons alone in a  1969 4-door Mercury at the time  of the accident.  Montgomery was just five  days out of hospital where he had  been treated for bronchial pneumonia. He was thirty years  old.  Another Pender controversy?  by Pender Harbour and District  Ratepayers Publicity Committee.  Recently elected Regional  Director Joe Harrison of Area 'A'  HAS REVEALED A Regional  District plan to build a half-  million dollar water system at  the  head  of  Pender   Harbour.  The system was planned in cooperation with former director  Jack Paterson and has progressed  to the poinl where District Works  Superintendent Gordon Dixon  claims he has authorization to  start work. The initial customer  would be the new Wyse subdivision on East Pender Bay  near Peters ranch, but Dixon told  Harrison the system was seen as  the first Area 'A' link in a long-  planned master system which  would eventually run from Earls  Cove to Port Mellon.  News of the new water system  came as a surprise to directors  of the South Pender Waterworks,  in whose water district the Wyse  subdivision is located. Harrison  said he'd been told by Dixon that  the South Pender Board had  approved the Regional District's  plan to set up shop within its  territory, but South Pender  Directors attending an Advisory  Planning Committee (APC)  meeting December 30 said they  had never been contacted and in  fact knew nothing of the district  plan  Harrison said the district  appeared to have made a commitment to supply Wyse with water,  and appeared to have done so at  the bargain price of $24,000,  considerably less than South  Pender would charge.  Members of the APC questioned the Regional District's  wisdom in proposing a half-  million dollar water system in an  area which would have very few  existing users. Others questioned the Regional District's  right to become involved in Area  A's water supply when people  of the area had clearly rejected  Regional District involvement in  a i efcrendum several years ago.  Bill McNaughton and John  MacFarlane of South Pender  Waterworks said their water  system had just enlarged its  reservoir capacity and would not  benefit from the added supply  the Regional system would bring  to the area. John Daly said the  same applied to the Garden Bay  water system.  "Two years ago we could have  used some help but now we have  our problem solved," he said.  APC member Bill Scoular  supported the District plan,  saying it would solve the water  problem at the high school.  "It may be true that the  Madeira Park system has plenty  of water of its own but half the  time it's so dirty you can't drink  it," he added.   Other members  disagreed, saying it didn't make  sense to build a water system for  the school thai would cost half  as much as the school itself,  especially when the school could  be adequately supplied by a private system costing far less.  Vera McAllister pointed out that  an engineering study of the  Regional District plan warned  that its water would also be dirty  during parts of the year.  "This Regional District system  wouldn't do a thing to improve  water quality in Madeira Park or  Garden Bay." said Howard  While. "If that's the problem  we'd be better off to spend our  money on filtering."  "The day may well come when  we have to tap Lyons Lake for  our water supply but it would be  better to wait until the population  is here to use it and pay for it.  Under this new proposal the  present taxpayers of Area 'A'  would be advancing half a million  dollars to subsidize development  in the Klcindale area. This is  just the kind of expand-at-any-  cost thinking that keeps the Regional Board budget mushrooming by 20% a year and its time  somebody slowed it down."  The meeting passed a resolution calling upon the Regional  District to discontinue the project.  The B. C. Hydro meeting on  Ihe Dunsmulr-Checkeye power-  line will be held January 21 at  2:00 p.m. In the Madeira Park  Communitv Hall.  Decision near on  garbage disposal  The upgrading of Pollution  Control Branch standards is  causing the Regional Board  some headaches in connection  with the disposal of solid waste  materials throughout the region.  At the present time there are  four garbage dumps in the regional district for the disposal  of waste materials: there is a  10-acre dump near Gibsons which  is the collection centre for all  waste materials from Langdale  to Roberts Creek; the Sechelt  site is locate about 4 miles from  the village and comprises of  11.5 acres. It is the collection  centre for the Wilson Creek to  Sechelt area. The Halfmoon  Bay centre is 20 acres just off  the Trout Lake Road and is the  collection centre for the Half-  moon Bay and Secret Cover  moon Bay and Secret- Co.'. ���  area. The Pender Harbour site  is not serviced by collection,  but residents in Egmont, Garden  Bay and Pender Harbour area  take their refuse to the 13-acre  site.  A Dayton and Knight report  listed four alternatives for the  Regional Board's consideration  at a meeting held on Thursday,  January 5th. The first would  see an upgrading of all four  existing sites to comply with  P.C.B.standards. The second  alternative would be a new  centralized site to serve Gibsons, Sechelt and Halfmoon  Bay with the Pender Harbour site  continuing to operate. The  third option would be to construct  a new centralized site to serve  the overall area and close down  all four existing sites. Bulk  loading facilities would be available at the old sites for those  residents not having garbage  collection. The fourth alternative  is identical to the third except that  coin-operated compactor units can't drjvc (the snow is too  would be in place in Gibsons and deep!). They need groceries, and  Pender Hrbour rather than bulk-    can't gct to a store.   Well come  der Harbour residents in the  event of a centralized location  for garbage disposal. In addition, a spokesman for Sunshine  Coast Garbage Disposal Ltd.  questioned the accuracy of the  figures given by the consulting  firm as representing the amount  of garbage moved each day per  capita and said that it did not  agree with their figures. The  figures given by Dayton and  Knight for the Sunshine Coast  were that 1.6 lbs. of garbage  per capita per day were moved  as compared with the P.C.B.  accepted norm of 3.0 lbs. per day.  One of the problems anticipated in the future with existing sites is potential leaching  of waste materials by nearby  water systems.  Superintendent Gordon  -Dixon pointed out that the regional district had received  $50,000 from the Pollution  Control Branch two years ago for  the purpose of upgrading waste  disposal facilities and that the  Branch had been waiting for  action. The regional directors  agreed to reach a decision on the  matter within the next month.  In his closing remarks the  spokesman for Dayton and  Knight urged the directors that  they should face faets now and  start to centralize. It's certainly going to be in your long-term  interest."  Viewpoint  by Annemlekc Van der Werf  Twice before it snowed this  jvintcr, but this time snow was  :he deepest. Children love it,  Ihcy don't have to go to school,  all day they ride sleighs through  the snow, and build a couple of  snowmen, but grown-up's.  I'm not quite so sure.     They  loading facilities.  The alternative put forward  by the consulting firm as seemingly the most attractive was the  third alternative. The regional  directors discussed the loss of  convenience for Gibsons and Pen-  on, wake up you lazy bones,  you can gct there. There is always a way, you have got feet  haven't you? Well use them!  (You probably need the exercise  anyway, from sitting in those  cars!)  north of Kamloops on Ihe North  Thompson River, and Birch  Island is that part of the community on the river. The proposed mine is directly uphill  from Birch Island's residential  area.  Those of us who arrived the  night before, on the 17th, including a full busload from Vancouver of representatives from  eight or ten environmental and  anti-nuclear organizations, two  or three unions, and a group from  Comox, attended a late night's  meeting concerning the next  day's agenda. It was unanimously agreed that local people should  be given preference on the  agenda, both as to questions and  statements. The local presentations, in particular those made  by the Birch Island doctor, its  school principal, and a concerned  mother whose property adjoined  the proposed tailings pond,  were so brilliant that we, United  Fishermen and Allied Workers  Union, decided not lo speak  except for a brief statement at  the end; the gist of which is  quoted later.  This meeting was hosted by  local Birch Island and Clearwater people, who also provided  meals and beds in their homes  for all bus riders. Television  and news reports tried to give  the impression that we who were  not local were unwelcome rabble-  rousers; propaganda that was  proven a lie by Ihe warm hospitality of these wonderful local  people. Radioactivity is neither  local nor controllable.  John Clark, our Fraser River  At the Sechelt Council  The Sechelt Village Council  discussed this year's Timber  Days at the meeting held last  Wednesday. January 4th. Organization for the regular feature  of the logger's sports is well in  hand, but for the other attractions, a new committee is required and volunteers would  be appreciated.  Council agreed that a letter  of protest will be sent to the  Provincial Government concerning the proposed increase in  the school taxes.  The Lions Club informed Alderman Leitner that they are willing  to do any work required on the  embankment at Hackett Park.  It has not been decided yet  whether a retaining wall or a  seeded grade is preferable and  purchase of the materials will  be held off until a decision is  reached.  Mr. Boguslawski applied lo  Council for assistance in constructing a road to his property,  on the grounds th.it in the future  the Village would be required  to use the same right of way  for access to a neighbouring  property. Alderman Jorgcnsen  moved that if a lease for the  neighbouring property was obtained, then authority be given  to survey the lots and the right  of way, with the cost being  shared equally by the Village  and Mr. Boguslawski. A decision  on cost sharing of the construction was held in abeyance until  a survey is completed.  It was decided that an 8%  per annum interest rate be  charged to the Recreation Association on the $9,47(i.89 payment  made by the Village to the  Department of Municipal Affairs  on behalf of the Association.  of the Oil Ports Inquiry Office,  flew up in time for the main  meeting on Sunday, which began  at 2:20 p.m. and ended at 10:00  p.m., with only one ten-minute  break. It was chaired by the  Reverend Max de Hamel of Clearwater, in conjunction with Doug  Smith, and opened with a company description of the development process for such a mine.  An explanation of the formal  procedure required to establish  a uranium mine in this province  followed, by James P. McDonald.  British Columbia's Senior Inspector of Mines and Chairman  of its Uranium Steering Committee. Eight company spokesmen, experts brought in from  Rlliott Lake, seated at a long  table facing the audience of an  estimated thousand people who  crowded into the gym then gave  a detailed exposition of the Birch  Island project; of the mining process, tailings pond management,  environmental and socio-economic impact and radiological problems for the community, and  employee safely. After these  lengthy statements, a Mm was  shown extolling the beauties of  Elliott Lake, de-emphasizing the  radiation hazards of working in  radioactive dust and raising children on company-sponsored subdivisions that sit on ticking piles  of old radioactive tailings. (This  contrasted sharply with a cop> of  a recent telecast of The Fifth  Estate's program on the lethal  effect of that uranium mine on  Elliott Lake inhabitants, which  was run continuously in the  lobby by the local people during  the hour proceeding the meet  ing.) When the Rcxspar Denison  film ended, and a In ink informe<  us that the film had been madi  for Rio-Algum, a companj thai  controls a large share ol Denison  stock, boos ami catcalls rang  around the hall.  The company's formal program  lasted until five, a stratcg) which  appeared designed to exhaust  the large audience, so the\ would  go home alter a briel question  period. Instead, for five hours.  questions flew hot and hcs\\ %.  The local people had wiseh provided a free baby-sitting service  right in the school and student  sale of sandwiches, and the  meeting was hailed reluctant!) al  10:00 p.m. onlj at the request ol  the school's cleaning service, so  they could clean the gym for  the following school da>!  The company's eight-man  panel refused lo answer or sidestepped the mosi "radio-active"  questions. The audience showed  increasing hostility lo Mr. De  Bastiani. Vice-president of Denison Mines and the onl\ authentic  member of Rex-Spar present. He  was endlessly challenged and  taunted to get up and declare  himself, yet he sat glum, with  arms folded across his chest,  and refused to saj 0 word to  defend himself or his company.  Only ten permanent jobs after  construction, and those jobs  lasting at the must lor si\ years,  the maximum life of the projected  mine, were offered. The consensus of the universal opposition was that Denison Mines  and its profits would disappear  after six years, but the radioactive tailings pile would be  causing cancers and genetic distortions for one thousand years.  Representatives on the com  patty's panel were forced to admit  that with time radioactive danger  would increase rather than decrease.  Our union ol course look Ihe  stand thai ihe proposed mine's  thirtv-sivgallon-a-muuilc tail  Ings pond overflow downhill in  the North riiompson River was a  tar too dangerous unknown lo he  entering a river flowing directU  into our Adams River Soi keye  run and thence into the I user  River itself.  We think ihe Clcarwa'er n eel-  ing  was  oil'   <it  the   mosl   encouraging displays we have ever  witnessed   ol   citizcu-aetion   to  __PlcaM? turn to Page Twelve  ��~5*^'"  ms,:"  i ������ ��������>,  J*,,.,  Vst>  ....  The first baby of the New Year finally made his appearance al 6:01 p.m. on the fifth of  January. The baby, a 7.14 pound boy, was born lo Mrs. Sarojan Pillay and her husband  Kesava. Dr. Hobson delivered the baby.  [Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday Coast News, January 10,1978.  �������Mf 111  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday by Glassford Press Ltd.  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1VO  Editor-John Burnside  Typesetting -  Layout -  -LindyMoseley  -Pat Tripp  Phone 886-2622 or 886-7817  Advertising / Reporter - Bruce M. Wilson  Advertising /Photographer - Ian Corrance  Receptionist/Bookkeeper - M. M. Laplante  Typesetting - Cynthia Christensen  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast.  British Columbia: $12.00 per year; $8.00 for six months.  Canada except B.C. $15.00 per year.  United States and Foreign $20.00 per year.  ��  CNA  Doldrums  Perhaps there is something abou:  the mid-January doldrums which cause.!  a note of sour fatigue to enter one's soul.  Certainly on this bleak and rainy day  one is inclined to find a fireplace and a  good book and curl inward rather than  concern oneself with the big world and  its highly questionable doings. It is the  lot of the editorial life, however, to look  outwards even when cringing inward  and some random observation coloured  no doubt by the bleak and gloomy externals must be made.  One thinks sourly of all those politicians who are deciding that we should  holiday in Canada lor the sake of the  economy and yet, yet, there was Trudeau  just the other week skiing in Colorado;  lona Campagnolo is conducting some  very valuable reasearches on behalf of  the Canadian government in the Caribbean sunshine of Cuba; turncoat Jack  Horner turned up in Florida on Sunday  looking fit and rested in the sunshine;  and our own Amazing Grace is valiantly  enduring some time away drumming up  tourist business for this west coast wonderland of ours in the sun and surf of  Hawaii.  For the most part it does none of us  any good to dwell on the gap which often  appears between what politicians urge  on the rest of us and what they allow  themselves. But in the bleakness of  January with the holiday season behind  us and Spring so far away sometimes  such ruminations fit the mood. Holiday  at home, one snorts, while remembering  the hefty wage increases the politicians  vote themselves while urging restraint  on behalf of the country.  Recycling  Margaret Jones brought an item into  the Coast News office which may have  some wry relevance in view of the de-  cisons affecting garbage disposal here  on the Sunshine Coast which will be  made shortly. Apparently the students  of Golden Secondary School are recycling  their garbage into insulation material  and selling the product for $25.00 a ton.  The money is used to finance school  trips, Ihe hiring of buses, the purchase  of ping pong tables and other worthy  enterprises.  Is it too laic, one wonders wistfully,  to reconsider our abandoned attempt at  recycling here on the Sunshine Coast?  Are we so lacking in ingenuity or concern  that some small step can't be made in  the direction of reducing the waste of  materials that is our daily way. Is there  no one in our midst who can come up  with a practical, viable, economic method  of using the usable in what we throw  away?  The students of Golden have found it  within the scope of their competence.  Can nothing be done here?  As ever, Hydro  One can get a little tired of attacking  B.C. Hydro. Ever week somewhere  in the province the giant power corpora-  lion seems lo be up to something which  can only be described as outrageous.  In the name of economy they are spraying power lines with toxic materials  which may well cause deformities in  unborn children. In the name of mythical future power requirements they  arc slinging massive and dangerous  overhead cables over some of the most  scenic parts of the province. The corporation's appetite for growth and  speedy non-human solutions to the  problems    it    faces    seems    limitless.  It is almost with a note of resignation  that one addresses oneself lo the method  used for clearing Ihe roadsides of brush.  They use a  machine which  must  cost  upwards of $40.00 an hour to run and  has to be cleaned up be~+nd its operation  by a crew of men. Why can't it be done  by some of the twenty or so percent  of our people who have no work?  When you ask Hydro this type of question the answer is that this is a political  matter and should be placed before  the provincial government. But when  it comes to damming rivers and flooding farmlands the Bonner boys seem  to haved no difficulty in getting exactly  what they want out of the provincial  government. Only when questions  of hiring manpower instead of using  toxic sprays or crude, expensive machinery do we find the power corporation  with its hands tied by its masters in  victoria.  Strange, isn't it?  from the files of Coast News  5YKARSAGO  Sea Cavalcade officials in charge of  the school Poster Contest were amazed  at Ihe number of entries they received.  Although they were expecting an optimistic 4(10 - 500, over 2,300 were submitted,  St. Man's Hospital received a Local  Initiative Program grant of $18,252 lo  upgrade and beautify the hospital  grounds.  10YKARSAGO  At Monday night's meeting of Sec-  helt's municipal council, Chairman  William Swain appointed councillor  Adcle dcLange as deputy chairman,  regional district board representative  and health unit representative. She will  also serve on council's finance committee.  15 YEARS AGO  The Sunshine Coast lived up to its  name on January 3rd, when he sun shone  throughout the day of the official ceremonies designating the M.V. Langdale  Queen to the Horseshoe Bay - Langdale  run. Approximately 50 guests were on  hand to enjoy the first run.  John Bunlop was elected President of  the Pender Harbour and District Chamber of Commerce.  20 YEARS AGO  I95S - The beginning of B. C.'s most  exciting year! It will be a year of plays  and pageants, a year of travelling and  louring, a year of things to sec and things  to do! Ihis is Centennial year - make  your plans now to see the special events  and celebration projects created to give  you and your family sights and scenes  that will live in your memory for years  lo come!  25 YEARS AGO  Two Elphinstone High School students,  Ronald and Roger Johnston, have left  the school to join the Army. The twins  were very popular and will be missed  from the Glee Club, School Orchestra  and the staff of the school paper.  For the first time in their history, the  right to choose the Chief has been given  to the Indian. Under the new Indian  Act, elections will be held on the Sechelt  reservation on January 14th when the  Chief will be elected.  30 YEARS AGO  On January 1st. Wally Graham, due to  ill health, retired from the hardware  business. It has now been taken over  by James E. and John C. Marshall of  Gibsons who have been carrying on a  plumbing business. The new business  will be known as Marshall Brothers.  Ad: Spend the winter at the Wakefield Inn. All the comforts of home...  even food across the street.  Sentinel Island, Alaska. 1910. The Canadian Pacific coastal vessel  SS Princess May is perched high and dry. Lines hang from davits  where lifeboats were lowered after the ship had struck at high tide.  A few officers and crewmen stand casually on the deck, but all  passengers have been removed. The Princess May suffered only  superficial damage, and was refloated. Not all wrecks ended so  happily.  Ten years later Ihe SS Princess Sophiu, after having run  up on a reef near Juneau, slid off in a storm, drowning all 345 men,  women and children aboard. Despite the advent of radar, sonar,  and loran, narrow channels, storms, fog, and unpredictable currents  continue to make the Pacific Northwest coast one of the most difficult  navigational areas in the world. Photo courtesy Eric Thomson and  the Elphinstone Pioneer Museum. L. R. Peterson  Musings  John Burnside  Slings & Arrows  George Matthews  Under normal circumstances  1 have very little to say about  weddings. I had one once and at  the present wriling 1 cannot  foresee having another. Indeed  1 almost forgot the one I did  have. In the morning of the  great day 1 got into a bookstore  in Montreal and was browsing  there totally immersed among  the varied titles when I was  discovered by a tuxedoed brother-  in-law perspiring and hysterical  with less than an hour to go  before the ceremony.  It's not that the tradition of  marriage is less popular than  it was. On the contrary, I understand that more marriages are  taking place than ever before  with many of the participants  up for their second, third and  fourth go-rounds. I admire their  courage and tenacity and their  optimism but for my part I have  decided to make no more public  vows about private matters.  There has come to my attention  in recent days however a story  of a wedding which I would like  to share with you. It involves  some characters that I taught  when I firsl came to the Sunshine  Coasl in the role of an English  teacher al Elphinstone Secondary  School. They were among  the most wayward a bunch of  eccentric wits that ever crossed  my path and their names may he  familiar to many locally.  The story was told me by Kirk  Thomas who was a familiar of  the group those six or seven  years ago. The chief protagonist,  I suppose, was the young man  getting married, one Joel Girard  whose family used to occupy  Ihe house now occupied by Bob  and Joy Graham on Highway  101 jusl on the outskirts of  Gibsons al the top of the hill.  Paul Hecman and Pal Murphy  were others prominent in the  little group of high-spirited  zanies it was my duty lo leach  and my pleasure lo know.  The ceremony in question look  place on Vancouver Island where  most now reside and was a  Roman Catholic ceremony, during which the bride and groom  spend much of their time kneeling  with back to the congregation.  It was not to be expected thai  Girard would gel through his  first matrimonial experience  without a little input from his  irrcvcrenl friends, and sn it  was.  Chief architect in the little  drama was Paul Bccman whose  family live al Ihe corner uf  Flume Road and Beach Avenue  in Roberts Creek and used to  operate the service station at  Wilson Creek. Often seeming  the quietest of Ihe group, Bccman  had a sense of fun which was  equal to any. On this particular  occasion he seized on Guard's  shoes as the vehicle of wit.  Unbeknownst to Ihe bridegroom,  he took the shoes before the  ceremony and recorded a message thereon which would be  in plain view on the soles of the  shoes to Ihe congregation when  Girard knell for the matrimonial  tiles.  While paint was Ihe medium  of   communication . ami.    sure  enough,    when    Girard    knelt  Ihe message was in plain view.  On Ihe sole fo the left shoe was  the word "Help" and on Ihe sole  of Ihe right appeared Ihe word  "Me".  It may he ihe first time  j in history thai  a man knelt  to  IbeQmarricd,,wjl,h.,A. mute  pleu  pfor. solace   inscribed   on    the  soles of his  shoes.     May  the  subsequent marriage lie as full  of   laughter   as   the   wedding  reception musl have been.  The pendulum seems to have  swung back a bit in International hockey judging by the  games in so-called Super Series  77. Unlike previous scries  which have been a collection of  Canadians confronted with the  best in Europe, ihis series  saw a group of Inuring club  teams from the Soviet Union  and Czechoslovakia playing  club teams in North America.  I saw only one or two of the games  but il would seem fair lo say that,  since Ihe Europeans first played  the Norlh American professionals in 1074 I think it was. the  North Americans have learned  more about playing ihe Europeans than Ihe Europeans have  learned.  I)n you remember with what  confidence our NHI. players  awaited the advent of the Russians in thai firsl confrontation?  And do you recall the firsl unbelievable 7-3 defeat in Montreal followed up by a game in  Vancouver which Ihe Canadian  players were booed by a Canadian crowd  for their desperate  and unsportsmanlike tactics.  And who can forget the emotional  high recorded as the Canadians  fought hack to respectability in  Moscow with thai incredible come  from behind victory in Ihe last  game of Ihe scries?  There are historic moments  in one's life where you can always recall wilh total clarity  what you were doing al a given  moment. For lhal last game of  thai firsl series wilh the Russians I gave up all prelenee  of leaching school and. in common wilh much of Canada,  devoted myself to Ihe game. I  took a portable television sel  to school and set it on a chair  on top of the teacher's desk and  took my position in Ihe firsl row  of Ihe school desks. The hells  rang and students came and Weill  on Ihat memorable morning but  the only thing lhal mattered was  Ihe game. Al 12:20 p.m. when il  finally came lo an end with  Paul Henderson's last minute  goal which capped a three goal  lasl period comeback which gave  Ihe Canadians a dramatic 6-5  victory in the deciding game of  Ihe series, there must have been  seventy-five students and teachers crowded into my room roaring  their enthusiasm.  Since then Canadian professionals have met with varies  success in their meetings wilh the  bcsl in Europe bill In this lasl  scries they seemed again to have  a decided edge and the final  game of the series seemed lo  prove lhal Ihe Montreal Cana-  (liens arc head and shoulders  above Ihe Russians and Czechs  as they arc above the rest uf Ihe  North.American teams when il  comes lo attractive, exciting,  and effective hockey.  As you read Ihis. your correspondent is bathing in ihe  radiant light uf the holiday season. His favourite day of the  holidays has arrived - the day he  goes back to work. How he has  survived, lo these many "seasons  to be jolly" is a miracle of no  small magnitude, Orpheus returning from Ihe subterranean  pit could have been no more relieved.  The joyous season began wilh  the usual incompetent attempt to  secure Ihe perfect gift for each  of those expecting Santa lo come  across for Christmas. Unfortunately 1 was not so successful  as ususal in talking my children  into what they wanted for Christmas - and, as a result, I found  myself in search of gifts Ihat were  not even invented when I did my  Christmas shopping al lasl  January's sales.  One of them. I'm not sure  which - probably Ihe four year  old - wanted something thai  sounded like a "bee hive".  Tlie request was no less incomprehensible lo me than il was lo  the several dozen Santas she  perched upon before the big  day. As il turned out - on Christmas morning unfortunately a  new clarity of speech, induced no  doubt by tearful disappointment,  declared lhal what she had want-  ted all along was "Baby Alive".  I should have known about  "Baby Alive" of course - the  seven year old had been taking  grcal delight in telling her baby  sister ihat Santa was going to  bring her a "Baby Dead" which,  according to Ihe morbid sibling,  came packed in its own lillle  black shrouded coffin and they  could all have fun playing funeral.  You can imagine the disgust of  the lady in Ihe toy shop when 1  asked if there was really such a  AFTERWARDS by Thomas Hardy  When lite Present has latched ils postern behind my tremulous  stay.  And Ihe May month flaps ils glad green leaves like wings.  Delicate-filmed as new-spun silk, will ihe neighbours say.  He was a man who used lo notice such things'?  If it be in the dusk when, like an eyelid's soundless blink.  The dewfall-hawk comes crossing the shades lo alight  Upon the wind-warped upland thorn, a gazer may think.  'To him this must have been a familiar sight.'  If I pass during some nocturnal blackness, molhy and warm,  When the hedgehog travels furtively over Ihe lawn.  One may say.  He strove lhal such innocent creatures should  come to no harm,  Bui he could do little for them: and now he is gone.'  If, when hearing lhal I have been stilled al last, they stand al  Ihe door.  Watching ihe full-starred heavens ihat winter sees.  Will Ihis thought rise on those who will meet my face no more.  He was one who had an eye for such mysteries'?  And will any say when my hell of quittance is heard in Ihe  gloom.  And a crossing breeze cuts a pause in ils oulrollings.  Till they rise again, as they were a new hell's boom,  'He hears il not now, bul used lo notice such things'?  thing as "Baby Dead".  The eight year old. with a  magnanimous maturity beyond  her years said she didn't know  what she wanted but would be  happy wilh whatever she got.  You know ihe routine, "Just see  if you can find something 1 like."  Among other things, I settled  on a walkie-talkie set. thinking  it both amusing and instructional  and was briefly gratified by the  enthusiasm il created, until 1  discovered the girls talking on the  air to a trucker somewhere ou:  on the 4111 who threatened to  break Ihe fingers of whoever il  was "who gave you brats thai  C.B." I can't talk to them anymore. By Christmas afternoon ii  was "Breaker breaker! This is  big Berllia -1 got smokic at three  mile - get off the hammer cowboy. That's a big 10 - Roger"  and so on. What kind of way is  Ihat for two little girls to talk to  Ihe old man when he asked litem  lo come in for Christmas dinner'.'  Well, here I was al Chrislin.i-  dinncr al least. If I could make ii  through this 1 might be all right.  The ritual of Christmas dinnei is  a long established gathering ol  the in-laws - in-laws so numerous,  and often so obscure that nearly  fifteen years had yielded me no  clue as to how to remember  their names or stains. The ritual  begins:  "Hows about a drink before  dinner big fella':"  "No thanks,' 1 replied, "may  be after dinner."  "Hey everybody, he ain't  drinkin' this year."  "I jusl don't feel like il right  now," 1 reply lamely.  "Stomach given out on ya eh?  Bound to happen sooner or later.  Hows about a Utile rum and egg  nog - that won'I do you no harm,"  It's surprising what three rum  and egg nogs and several glasses  of dinner wine will do for the  memory. People who for years I  had known only as 'Whatsis-  name' or 'Aunt whatslsls sister-  in-law' suddenly became old  friends. A dinner ihat began  with, "Could you pass Ihe gravy,  mumble mumble? Here are the  buns Aunt humph humph,"  etc., ended up wilh me reeling  off names like I was Ihe family  gencologisl. I was rescuing dropped brusscl sprouts from Uncle  Charlie's girl friends' cleavage,  patting the gravy stains off Aunt  Muriel's ample behind, telling  seamy jokes to Aunt Clara's  Pcntacostal minister husband  and generally doing all 1 could to  retain my reputation as the family  oaf.  In the cold light of Ihe Boxing  Day morning, watching Dallas  and Chicage batter one another,  alternating between the beer and  the Alka-Sellzcr. 1 knew why  bears hibernate in the winter.  This year I would not survive  Ihe festivities. How many people  do we have lo visit today? I  longed for January 3rd: the light  at the end of the tunnel - and by  golly here il is - and that's why  it feels great to be alive. Happy  New Year. COOVC  LWDS  Vvpuc^Av^ %o\v\:s\csXeA - Vs. "3,0*.^ vaocx ca\\ s\^ v>pv\vWcU  Letters to the Editor  Uranium       Thank you  Editor:  The attached enclosed is a report of the hearing on a proposed  uranium mine al Clearwater,  B.C. which my wife and attended.  I feel lhal we must g oack to  the basics of life if w are to  survive: namely, food, clothing  and shelter, ami of these food and  in particular Ihe salmon at our  front door here on Ihe Sunshine  Coast.  To preserve and rehabilitate  our dwindling salmon stocks,  we must fighl for clean creeks  and rivers. Preserving the  Fraser is of prime importance,  and B.C. people should be proud  of the fad that we have, so far,  unlike Ihe United Stal-s on the  Columbia River, kepi dams and  the worst pollution off it. I happen to be very proud of the  record of our union, UFAWU.  on this score. However, from  one of ils basic sources at our  Continental Divide, namely.the  McGregor River with Hydro's  serious threat of a proposed  diversion, lo ils mouth, our great  Fraser River is threatened. Pulp  mill pollution cnlcrs al Prince  George. Ihe threat of a Moral!  dam is still with us; log towing  and storing is active from Yale on  down, with ils load of bark into  the river. There is a proposed  National Harbours Board deepening of Ihe main river plus a proposed enlargement of the Roberts  Bank coal porl. The former will  speed up the river How and destroy back-eddies lhal are vital  to migrating salmon; (he latter  has already ruined all crabbing  between il and the Tsawwassen  dock by ils coal silt. The vital  esluarial eel grasses arc rapidly  being destroyed by Roberts Bank  sludge. This river, plus hundreds  of our coast's creeks, are vital to  our salmon, local and coastwise.  This proposed uranium mine  whose radioactive tailings pile-  will drain into our Fraser River  via Ihe two Thompson Rivers  would be yet another blow to  "old man" Frasers struggle to  keep producing fish lo feed us.  So far. neither Mr. Neilscn of the  present provincial government,  nor the Federal Minister of  Environment, Len Marchand.  arc showing any signs Ihat protein is a lop priority in their  planning.  If you, reader, feel differently,  then write them!  John H. Daly  Garden Bay. B.C.  Conservative  Fdilor:  We will soon be facing a Federal Flection in this new and  expanded constituency. As  recently nominated P.C. candidate for Comox-Powcll River.  I would be pleased to visit your  community so as to become  better acquainted with your concerns.  Please contact me by writing  to Al Lazerte. P.C. candidate.  P.O. Box 68. Campbell River,  B.C. or by telephoning 287-2842  or 287-8473.  You are needed as a volunteer  worker in order to rid Ihis country  of Trudeaucracy; and to elect  a fresh P.C. government.  In the meantime, I lake this  opportunity to wish you and  yours a prosperous and happy  1978.  Al Lazerte  piestcrsmth (E!|cmists  Your friendly neighbourhood  drop-off point for Coast News  Classified Ads.  Editor:  May I, through your letters to  the editor, offer my sincere  thankyous to the various people  and organizations who have done  so much for self and spouse  during Christmas tide and the  past year. To the Legion who  donated such excellent parcels  of goodies including a turkey;  to the various other people who  sent such nice parcels of goodies  and good wishes; to the nurses,  who in all the beastly weather  of the Sunshine Coast unfailingly  arrived once a week to care for  invalid spouse and self. To the  ladies who always phone us at  8:30 a.m. to ask if everything  is O.K. "lang may their lum  reck, and may the Heavens be  their bed", but not just yet.  And last but certainly not least  the Homcmaker who three times  a week unfailingly braves the  vagaries of the weather to minister lo our needs and do our  laundry and shopping.  Also lo the governments who  supply pensions enough to live  on and lo pay for such services  us we have to pay for. which  includes Mr. Vander Zalm's  bran. 1 thank Ihe good Lord for  having attained senility in an  age of time when things arc  thus.  I am also thankful for having  passed the age, when having just  recovered from Christmas, it  was Ihe custom to live it up for  New Year. For some years after  giving up these pleasurable  items and kissing all the girls  at midnight (that WAS fun) 1  used to wake up with a hangover  on New Years Day from sheer  force of habit. In those days  there was no .08.  I only make one New Year  resolution each year, and that is,  not lo make any. But having  only just got used lo writing 1977  on the cheques, have now to  resolve firmly lo writing 1178 on  them.  We often hear the words  "thank goodness Christmas  comes but once a year and New  Year on top of it"; in view of  Ihat, surely a government which  has inflicted on us Ccleius.  metres, kilometres, grammes,  knots, etc., and skate Canada  instead of Canadian skating,  and Team Canada (bad grammar  again, I suspect a bilingual  plot) would have the finite resource and sagacity to evolve a  two-year instead of one to make  them happen less often.  My homemaker suggests  Christmas in one year and New  Year the next. Tough on the  kids but the turkeys would go  along with this plan.  Meanwhile, a happy one-year  new year to you all.  John S. Browning  Sechelt, B.C.  Initiative  Editor:  It is difficult to find anyone  who will disagree when you  mention the fact that our country  is in bad shape. We have this  beautiful empty land; but try  to find a piece of property at a  decent price. And if you do get  a piece of land then just try to  do what you like with it.  There is a solution. Whistler  found it. They formed their own  municipality. Right now they ar:  buying 100 acres of ex-gravel  pit from the B. C. government,  approximately $1000. per acre,  and very easy interest charges.  1 believe this is the fastest  growing municipality in B.C.  The Old Age Pensioners, win  or without other interested ii-  dividuals could form their own  Pioneer Village. They could  collectively make an application  and a purchase of crown land  on the Sunshine Coast. There  are a number of attractive pieces  close to or on Highway 101 any  of which would make a fine ne v  municipality. Only by municipal  incorporation can any worthwhi  project get off the ground,  committee or two could get tlje  facts without spending mone  I would suggest that those  us who have been given the run  around in the past by the Lard  Department are the ones wlio  know how to deal with theie  people.  _Ple���� nun to Page Twelve  of  ���BOAT OWNERS  MICRO CHART NAVIGATION SYSTEM  Microfilm charts and chart reader - 100  charts, covering many harbours - large  and small scale sections from 49th parallel  to Alaska.   $350.00  Phone 885-3752  Special Notice  to Readers  The Sunshine Coast News is distributed  to every home on the Sunshine Coast  every week. We are endeavouring to  produce a community newspaper which  will be worthy of this lovely and interesting area. We hope that you enjoy our  newspaper.  Voluntary subscriptions from our  readers on the Sunshine Coast of $8.00  per year would be welcome to help offset  * the rising costs of production and dis-  ft  tribution. 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Suffice to say that we  reached Vancouver intact and  alter a few months there, moved  to the mountain-shadowed up-  coast pulp mill-town of Port  Mellon. Here wo were to spend  most of the following four years  in odiferous isolation. And here  we were introduced to that venerable frontier institution, the one-  room schoolhouse,  It was .i drastic swing of the  pendulum thai took Chris and I  in less than a year across an  ocean and a continent and from  one extreme of the educational  spectrum to the other. Gone  were the echoing hallways and  venerable classrooms where an  array of stern pedagogues had  inflicted upon me among other  things, two years of Latin and  French by the time I was nine.  In their stead was a shabby  building on the banks of the Rainy-  River, previously used as a dance-  hall, where a slight, unmenacing  woman called Miss Gilders, held  nervous sway over all the grades  from one to eight. Her charges  numbered about forty and ranged  in age from six to perhaps fourteen. In addition to the mill-  worker's kids, there were six or  seven children from the gravel-  pit at Hillside, who arrived daily  by boat.     I can  still   see  that  Pages from a Life-Log  Peter Trower  intrepid water-taxi butting  through the waves on stormy  mornings to disgorge its youthful cargo at the Seaside Park  float. Unless a bad Squamish  wind was blowing, that doughty  little sea-bus seldom failed to  make the trip. The rest of us pro-  ceded to our lessons by foot from  the millsite via plank walkways  and the rusty-cabled suspension-  bridge that spanned the river.  The education dispensed at  the Seaside Park School was  pretty basic stuff of the "Reading. Riting, Rithmetic" variety.  (Fortunately, it was not taught to  the tune of a hickory stick although Miss Gilders did keep a  seldom-used strap in a drawer  somewhere.) Since much of her  time was taken up with the primary grades, we older students  were frequently left to our own  devices. When we weren't  studying actual lessons, she encouraged us to put together a sort  of school newspaper and this  ongoing project occupied much  of our spare time. Actually, it  was more of a scrap-book anthology than a paper as only one  copy of each page was produced.  These were pinned on the wall  for general perusal. Our readership consisted solely of visiting  parents and ourselves. The content was primarily crude stories,  drawings and poems, pasted on  large sheets in quite random  arrangements. The "paper"  was by far, my favourite activity  and 1 plunged into a flurry of  naive creativity, producing a  variety of primitive one-shot  comic strips and illustrated verses. Most of this sub-juvenilia  is lost even to memory but a lone  poem still nxists. It is entitled  Harry The Hat and deals with the  WE INSTALL METAL FIREPLACES  ANYPLACE  ���ii Heatilator - Zero clearance circulator  ir Earth Stove-14 hour airtight  it Schrader-14 hour airtight  ������j All other types metal fireplaces  -/.- and insulated chimneys  SUNSHINE PRODUCTS  886-7411  witless adventures of a talking  fedora. I probably thought it  was devilishly clever stuff at  eleven years old bul today it  sequesters prudently hidden from  prying eyes, in an obscure  drawer.  In all truth, our "little red  schoolhouse" wasn't actually red.  1 believe, if memory serves mc  right, the building was green  with white trim. It sal below and  to the right of Ihe hold, close lo  Ihe river's edge. Just beyond,  a duplex gent's and ladies'  outhouse hung ils drafty holes  over the obliging current. Past  this were three swings, suspended from a lowering triple A-  frame structure of peeled logs.  The ropes on these swings were  unusually long and it was possible to pump yourself to giddily  unsafe heights. By the last swing  was a great concrete wheel that  resembled a millstone and which  had once served as the base of a  vanithed flagpole. Some distance  beyond this and fronting the  beach were tennis-courts built on  Ihe site of the fire-levelled  original hotel. Under their raised  floors black widow spiders, for  some reason, were rumoured to  lurk.  To the left of the school and  extending from the hotel-steps  to the wharfhead was a large  grassy field. It had originally  been allocated as a picnic-area  for vacationing city-groups but  now it served primarily as our  playgound. Here, Chris and 1  were introduced to the noisy  confusion of baseball, a game at  which neither one of us exhibited  much proficiency, then or later.  Football went somewhat better  but any athletic accolades 1 was  to garner were reserved for the  annual sports day where I once  achieved an unlikely "first" in  the hundred-yard dash.  One incident that sticks in my  mind from the Seaside School  days is the business of the lost  boy. The child in question, not  quite of school-age, had gone  missing from his home near the  mill. He had reportedly last  been seen in the Vicinity of the  hotel and it was assumed that he  had wandered off into the woods  behind the building and become  lost. A group of the older students, myself included, along  with a party of adults from the  plant, set out lo scour the surrounding bush. We beat our way  through that alder-sentried  second-growth forest, peering  under windfalls and inside hollow  stumps. Every so often, someone  would call out the boy's name and  on several occasions, we heard  quite clearly whal seemed to be  an answering cry. Encouraged,  we pushed on through the green  tangle but no child was forthcoming. Finally, dusk began to  sift down spookily among the  trees and we were compelled to  retrace our steps empty-handed.  It was planned that we would  resume the search in the morning bill sadly, this was not to  prove necessary. We had been  looking in the wrong place. The  lost boy's body was found floating  under the wharf, not far from his  home. He had apparently  slipped on a slimy plank, fallen  in and drowned. The plaintive  cries we had heard up in the  woods were never satisfactorily  explained. We conjectured about  them darkly for sometime afterward.  Such grim occurrences were  thankfully rare. Mostly my  one-room schooldays were a  happy time. I made no great  strides academically. This was  partly due to Miss Gilder's difficult work-load that precluded  much inspired teaching or personal attention but there were  other reasons. Upon my arrival  from England, 1 had been inexplicably placed a year behind  my actual academic-level, thus  for a good part of the time, 1  seemed to be merely reprising  work I had already taken. Also  there were many distractions.  To Chris and I, brought up in  the patchwork-quilt orderliness  of the Oxfordshire countryside,  the very proximity of so much  raw wilderness was a never-  ending marvel. We literally  revelled in the woods where we  would build tree-forts, explore  abandoned logging-camps, shoot  bows and arrows and generally  raise Huckleberry Finn hell.  Then there were girls. After  the segregated malcness of a  private-school, attending classes  with girls was a distinct novelty.  By the time I was twelve, I had  fallen in love at least three times.  To be continued.  INTRODUCING  A NEW APPROACH  TO INDIVIOUAL  LONG-TERM CARE  Health care doesn't begin and end with a hospital bed.  There was a time when hospitals or  nursing homes were virtually the only  places a person could receive long-  term health care.  But now there's a new approach-  a new program designed to provide  needed care in the most comfortable  surroundings possible-and at a cost  the patient can afford. In many cases,  we can bring that care right to your door.  The Long-Term Care Program-a new  way to care about people. If you feel it  could benefit you or someone you know,  we urge you to get more information.  Simply contact the Long-Term Care  Administrator at your local Health Unit,  where, together with trained, qualified  personnel, you can discuss the care  that's needed-and how it can best  be provided.  * kVH^F Ellingham 's  ���K  *  +  Astrology |  v**********************************  by Rae Ellingham  Week commencing Jan. 9th, 1978  Twilight Theatre  Comedy lovers are in for a  treat in the offerings upcoming  at the Twilight Theatre this  week. Firsl. Wednesday through  Saturday, January 11-14. there is  the Marty Feldman opus The  Lasl Remake of Beau f Gesle.  Sunday through Tuesday, January 15-17. Jabbcrwocky. another  outrageous comedy, will be the  featured film.  The Last Remake of Beau  Gesle was co-written by Feldman, who also directed il and  takes the part of Digby Geste,  the identical twin brother of  Beau Geste, a part played in  the movied by Michael York.  Also in the film, which was short  in Ireland and Spain, are Ann  r argaret. as Digby's stepmother, Peter Ustinov as a criminally insane sergeant in the  French Foreign Legion, and other  name actors James Earl Jones,  Trevor Howard, Henry Gibson,  Terry Thomas, Spike Milligan,  Avery Schreiber, Hugh Griffith and others. The Lasl Remake  of Beau Gesle has a General  classification from the censor.  Jabberwoeky is set in Ihe  raunchiest of English Mediaeval times. Presumably epic  in its style and design, the story  of   a    strange    monster    gone  All about  berserk in Ihe countryside provides plenty of laugh-getting  situations. The star of the film.  Michael l'alin. and Ihe director,  ferry Gilliam, are former Monty  Python regulars and are old  hands al lampooning British  manners and morals.  The story has the innocent  and wooden-headed here.  Palin. undertaking a dangerous  trek in search of fame and fortune when he encounters a  monster which he has to destroy. Director Gilliam helped  write the story and knows jusl  how lo get the most out of the  comedy and horror situations.  Palin is perfect for the role of  the dopey hero and supporting  performers add much to the  proceedings with their excellent  characterizations. Special  mention must be made of Max  Wall as Ihe questionable king.  Deborah Fallender as Ihe princess, Warren Mitchell as Mr.  Fishfinger. and Annete Badland  as Griselda. Ihe hero's true  love. The film should prove a  delight to those audiences which  flocked lo lasl season's Monty  Python and Ihe Holy Grail.  The film censor warns that there  arc some gory scenes and the film  is rated Mature.  Bridge  by Jim Weir  Neither side is vulnerable.  Dealer is South.  NORTH  S32  HK32  DK1032  CA432  WEST SOUTH  SAK97 Sb54  H87 HAQJ104  DQJ98 DA  CK09 C.I865  EAST  SO J 108  H965  D765  D7654  CIO 7  The bidding:  SOUTH WEST NORTH  EAST  1 H        double redouble I S  Pass      Pass     2H Pass  4H        Pass     Pass        Pass  Opening lead: King of Spades.  West's double of the 1H opening bid was for the take-out. It  promises at least three cards in  each of Ihe unbid suits and requires partner to name his best  suit.     North's  redouble   shows  al least ten high card points but  does not promise support for his  partner's suit. After the intervening redouble. East is no  longer required to bid, but in  this case he chose to show a  preference for spades. His one  spade bid shows a preference  only, and docs not indicate any  strength. After East's one spade  bid, South decided to pass giving  his partner a chance to make a  penally double. North correctly  shows his heart support and  South carries on to a game contract.  After winning the first trick  with the King of Spades, West  shifted lo a Heart so as to reduce  dummy's ruffing potential. But  he was too late. South won the  Heart lead, led a second spade,  won West's second Heart lead  in his own hand and then ruffed  the third Spade with dummy's  last trump. Next, South returned  to his own hand wilh the Ace of  Diamonds and pulled the last  trump discarding a Club from  the dummy while West discarded  his last Spade. South paused for  an assessment.     Since he  had  <TWI LIGHT  GTHBATRE9  886-2827  GIBSONS  Province of Ministry of  British Columbia   Health  Wed.,Thurs.,Fri  Sat. January 11-14  8:00 p.m.  General Notes: Astrological  trends are very similar to those  of last week. The New Moon in  Capricorn has recently squared  Pluto indicating still further urges  to break up old conditions and  start anew. Venus also squares  Pluto warning us that existing  relationships may have to end or  face drastic changes in their  make-up. New romances starting  at this time will eventually end  suddenly.  The following forecasts may  sound very much like those of  last week bul, as mentioned  above, we are now experiencing  a definite two-week trend.  ARIES (March 21-April 19)  Despite picas from loved ones,  you forge ahead with your desire  for greater achievements and  added recognition. This could be  a ruthless time. Plans may backfire and you find yourself on  square one. Changes in status  or position must be expected.  TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)  You should now be putting your  new philosophical approach into  action despite weird glances from  close associates. Have faith in  your more practical attitude.  Long distance affairs or communications may throw you off balance.  GEMINI (May 21-June 21)  A new approach has got to  be worked out regarding the  financial affairs of those close to  you. Insurance and tax matters  also need complete revisions.  Any opportunity to speculate  should definitely be passed over.  Those with children will have a  surprising week.  CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Loved ones are still too dictatorial around the home and the  time approaches for your final  ultimatum. Refuse to step down  on this occasion. Most other  relationships are explosive and  need gentle handling.  LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)  Letters, messages, and phone  calls continue to be the sources of  sudden, but necessary, changes.  Employment routines are broken  up and reorganized, but not  without the usual moans and  groans. Minor health upsets  are triggered by these disruptive  conditions.  already lost two Spades he must  limit his Club losses to one trick.  Considering Ihe bidding, South  recognized a potential squeeze-  end position. In order to set  up Ihe squeeze he now made Ihe  key play. He led the Jack of  Clubs and allowed West's King  to hold the trick. Luckily for  South, West returned the Queen  of Diamonds rather than another  Spade. South won this with  dummy's King, discarded a Club  and then ruffed a low Diamond  in his own hand. The deal was  now reduced to:  NORTH  S  H  DIO  CA2  WEST EAST  S S8  H H  DJ D4  CQ9 C10  SOUTH  S  H4  0  Cf>5  VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 221  Just when you thought you had  your financial affairs under control, the urge to take risks and  speculate lands you in a tricky  predicament. Serves you right.  The starving artists amongst you  have to change your styles and  approaches completely. Many  will give up altogether at this  time.  LIBRA (Sept. 23-Ocl. 23)  Domestic conditions arc again  changeful and annoying and will  remain so until a new format is  agreed upon. Delays probably  stem from your unwillingness to  compromise. Genuine family  commitments are difficult at this  time. Oct. Kith Libras have to  work out a solution.  SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)  Don't expect short visits to  produce Ihe wonderful results  you anticipated. Some conversations will leave you wilh only  drastic alternatives. That you  change your mind continually  will be a common complaint. The  oldest secrets are finally exposed.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 - Dec 21)  Emphasis is on disruptive  financial conditions. Cheques  bounce. Receipts are lost. Credibility is doubted. Valued possessions are misplaced or break  down. A sudden lack of cash  slows down those plans for a  while. Some acquaintances may  become a financial burden.  CAPRICORN (Dee. 22 - Jan. 19)  Others arc probably finding  you too full of your own importance at Ihis time. Remember  that slubborness and vanity seldom attract friends or fame.  Your position and reputation has  to be carefully preserved right  now. Jan. 7th Capricorns have  a year of big changes.  AQUARIUS (Jan. 20  Feb. 18)  Finding yourself in sudden  seclusion should be used wisely  for working out a sound philosophical format for the next  twelve months. It's an excellent  time for getting rid of secret  fears and vague imaginings once  and for all. Hospitals and other  public insitulions figure.  PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)  Friends and acquaintances  may shock you with their latest  drastic moves but prove what  you had already realized. Let  them go. Have the strength to  break away from those unattainable long-range goals. Start  afresh.  South then led his last trump  putting West to the squeeze. If  West discarded his Diamond.  South would discard a Spade from  the dummy, or if West discarded  a Spade, South would discard  the ten of Diamonds. In cither  event South had Ihe lasl three  tricks.  This deal illustrates one of  three basic types of squeeze  plays. It is called a one-way  squeeze because if the East and  West hands were exhanged the  squeeze would not be on.  MONTY PYTHON'S  Sun., Mon.,Tues. January 15-17  ,8:00 p.m.  (see it before'  it eats you!)    '  4 A,  Warning, some gory scenes  Accident  Two men escaped unharmed on  December 19th. 1977, when their  28-foot fibrcglass boat, the  Gcordie II. burned and sank in  Gibsons harbour. The two men  were picked up from the icy  harbour waters by a passing boat.  The Coast Guard were quickly  on the scene and were assisted  by local fishing vessel. Twin J,  bul fire-fighting attempts were in  vain and the Gcordie II sank  shortly after catching fire.  CO/imERelaLl  JrWTi  You can be certain you can't buy better  printing...you can only pay more money.  it printed envelopes  it business cards  it letterheads  it brochures  it booklets ^^^^^^  it raffle tickets  it admission & membership cards  "6-2622  "6-7817  A  NO JOB TOO LARGE OR SMALL1-  Call us on your next printing job and  t join the CMH jm   list of satisfied customers.  ���MMHMM  ������������������������Mai -.:������ -.- ..   ���������r--rf"-^-  CBC Radio  In my younger days before  reaching the incipient plateau of  middle age, 1 indulged in several  habit-forming pastimes that I  have now, thankfully, put behind  me. Red licorice started me on  the road to ruin. As a boy I  knew every store in a twelve  block radius that carried the stuff,  and which particular store was  most likely to have the freshest  supply. As any licorice freak  will tell you, the fresh stuff is  much better, being soft and  chewy and of a sufficiently  springy consistency, while the  old stuff is as tough as steel  cable that has been left out in  the rain. But 1 gave up red licorice as 1 grew older, although a  momentary pang shoots through  me when I see it again on the  counter of a store, and took  up, instead, with Coca-cola.  Real shudders vibrate the length  of my entire stoneground whole  wheat completely organic no  white sugar soul, when I pause  to consider my Coca-cola habit.  At its worst, 1 was into at least  six bottles a day. Few people  realize it, but Coke bottles normally have the place where  they are made stamped on the  bottom of them. 1 had a map  in my room, with pins in it, to  show where my Coke bottles had  come from. There were not many  empty places on the map. 1 had  to take a job as a waiter to support  my habit. Fortunately, however,  after years of remedial dentistry,  1 went cold turkey. Unfortunately  this lead to my third, and certainly worst addiction ��� newspapers.  I have no idea when I began  to habitually use newspapers.  1 suppose it started early on in  my life, and 1 can almost picture  myself lying on the living room  floor, chewing reflectively on a  piece of red licorice and looking  at the Sunday comics section.  Later on, it is probable that I  left Coke stains on the same  comic section, but it wasn't  until I approached manhood that  I actually plumbed the very  depths of habitual newspaper  depravity. By then I'd cut my  newsprint teeth, so to speak,  on the New York Times.  Now the New York Times can  get to be a nasty habit. To  begin with, it doesn't have any  comics in it, so only the seriously  disabled print junkie can truly  come to grips with it. On top of  that, there is a Sunday edition  of The New York Times that  weighs at least forty pounds,  which includes a magazine, a  couple of flyers, and the N.Y.  Times Book Review section.  So strung out that 1 was even  more incomprehensible if I  didn't get my Sunday Times  fix, there were days when I  would peddle a bicycle thirty  blocks through the heart of  downtown Montreal just to buy  a copy and stagger home under  the weight of it.  Later, when 1 lived in England,  my obsession worsened, and 1  woke one day to realize that I  was reading three daily papers -  The London Times, The Manchester Guardian and The Daily  Mail. The first two 1 read to  see what the working man was  thinking. As it turned out,  the ruling classes weren't up to  much good, and the workingman,  it seemed, was thinking about  the football pools, or busty  Sally Cleavagetwiddle, 19 year  old secretary-typist from Leeds,  more pictures page three.  It was soon after that I made  the acquaintance of Henry David  Thoreau, or more accurately,  since thoreau had been dead for  the last hundred years, his book,  Walden. Thoreau instructed me  in a lot of useful ways, but  two of his quotes have stayed  with me for the last ten years.  The first has nothing to do with  this column, but is always worth  repeating whenever you can find  room for it: "Beware of any  enterpise that requires new  clothes." The second, which is  relevant, is: "The news is  always the same, they simply  change the names and the  places." Henry, I realized, was  correct. I was free at last.  I deliberately did not read  newspapers for the next several  years. Such an attitude, you  would think, would tend to  hamper one's conversational  abilities when it came to the  topic of current events. Inevitably, in the course of discussion,  Books  with  John  Faustmann  someone will say: "Did you  read about that bank job they  pulled in Buenos Aires?", or  "I hear the government just  sold a nuclear reactor to U-  ganda." Mentioning some news  item such as this never daunted  me. Drawing on the files of my  previous addiction, it was easy  for me to counter these statements with other bank robberies  1 had read about, or the time the  government sold a nuclear reactor  to a religious cult in Fresno,  California. No one knew that the  news wasn't new to me.  Still, as the years slip by,  one tends to become nostalgic.  I can manage to pass by a box  of red licorice without the slightest twinge, now, and a large,  party-size bottle of Coca-cola  leaves me without the tiniest  trace of my former craving, but  a fresh newspaper can still  tempt me. Occasionally I break  down and actually purchase one  (only if it has comics) and I then  take it home, where I devour it,  from the headlines to the personal  columns. I read the used car  ads, the obituaries, the boats  for sale, the waterfront property  listings, and even the inside  stories on the latest political  scandals. Exhausted and spent  from this climax of print, I'm  usually safe for the next few  months.  I recently went through one  of these bizarre cataclysms  of news. I thought I'd best  check up on what was happening  out there. It was just as I suspected. President Sadat of Egypt  was going to visit Israel to  establish peace, and on the eve  of his departure all the other  Arab states had condemned  his actions. In Columbus,  Georgia, they've started televising murder trials. In Kitimat,  a man has discovered cracks  in the huge dam there, but  company officials say there is  no cause for alarm. In California, a thriteen year old boy  has been operating a business  killing gophers and beating  the Internal Revenue Service  out of their taxes. Former  Governor Regan, also of that  state, has sent a letter of support  to the lad, saying that if more  4��jk  ��os>  by Marianne West  The day following the November 15th election of the Parti  Quebecois Edwar Ellison walked  into CBC Montreal with tapes of  an interview he had had with  Rene Levesque earlier that  month. The interview had been  intended for an article for the  British magazine "The New  Statesman" but the editor decided the subject matter was not of  immediate interest to its readers.  These tapes form the basis of  a candid profile of the Quebec  Premier which can be heard  Saturday on Between Ourselves  at 7:05 p.m. In contrast to the  impassioned appeal of Levesque  that without an independent  Quebec, French culture will  disappear from North America.  Claude Ryan, editor of Le Devoir  lays down a quiet, solid argument for Quebec's future in a  renewed Canadian federation,  and Peter Desbarats, journalist  and author of a biography of  Levesque contributes an assessment of his individuality in  Quebec politics.  Ideas, Saturday at 9:05 p.m.  concludes the series on parapsychology with Michael Murphy  founder of the Esalen Institute.  The Hornby Collection, Saturday 11:05 p.m. presents "The  Box" a play by Sheldon Rosen  and poetry by Earl Birney read  by the author.  Signature, Sunday 4:05 p.m.  Part 1 of a drama documentary  about Mozart. "The Man from  Salzburg" by David Humphrey.  Followed by a program from the  American National Public Radio  about the Steinway family of  piano fame.  Concern,  Sunday   9:05   p.m.  boys were out killing gophers  there'd be a lot less crime in  the streets. Back in B.C., a  mother in Victoria is concerned  because a 'party balloon kit'  containing nitrous oxide (or  laughing gas) is presently being  sold in the stores there. The kit  is called "The High Flyer".  And in Vancouver, there is a man  selling genuine Vancouver rain  for $1.98 a bottle. So what's  new?  Normally, in the usual edition  of the daily paper, all this hodgepodge collection of factual  insanity is left unresolved. But  in this particular edition, there  was one quote that went a long  way towards settling the dust. It  came from Miss Bette Midler,  an entertainer, who hit the nail  right on the thumb when she  said: "It's good for people to  laugh at themselves and laugh at  what's going on around them.  Otherwise, you might just as  well throw in the big cookie."  THANK YOU  FROM  THE ELVES CLUB  The Elves Club is pleased to announce another  successful drive this year. 103 hampers were  delivered to needy families throughout the peninsula, thanks to the contribution of trucks and  drivers by the following:  John Stewart, Tom Godber, Frank Bezanson,  Peter Landry, Dave and Jackie Konrad, Jamieson  Automotive and Gibsons Building Supplies. We  thank each of you for your time and unselfish  effort.  Without the help of the following clubs, organizations and merchants, the drive would not have  been possible. Thank you all:  Campbell's Variety, Kern Electronics, George  Flay's Barber Shop, McLeods, Kinsmen Club,  Douglas Variety, Peninsula Dry Cleaners, Gibsons  Fish Market, Tydewater Crafts, N.D.P. Bookstore, Hylton Kennels, Helen's Fashions, Driftwood Crafts, Goddard's Fashions, T.J. Sound,  Trail Bay Hardware in Sechelt, Richard's Men's  Wear, Pine Ridge Farms, Yoshl's Restaurant,  Gibsons Hardware, Super Vaiu, Sunnycrest Auto  Service, Todd's Children's Wear. Dawson Products, Don's Shoes, Western Drugs, W.W.  Upholstery, Gift Flowers, L & H Swanson, Ken  Mac Parts, Dick Clayton, Dan Wheeler Fuels,  Molson Brewery, Royal Bank, Gibsons Building  Supplies, Gibsons Lanes, Kits Camera, Trail  Bay Sports in Gibsons, The Fab Shop, The Party  Shop, You-Del's, Sechelt Garden Supply, Western  Weight Controllers, Elphinstone Recreation  Group, Royal Canadian Legion, Gibsons United  Church Women, Lions Club of Gibsons, the  Kinettes, and the Gales Hockey Club.  A special thanks to Gibsons United Church  Hall, Holy Family Church Hall, Banner's Furniture Store, Coast News office, Family Thrift  Store, and W.W. Upholstery for making their  premises available for depot facilities.  As in previous years, rose buds in vases were  distributed to the patients in St. Mary's Hospital  Christmas Day.  An extra special thank you to Ken Edney for  all his kind help.  If anyone was omitted from this list we are  sorry and anyway, you know who you are! We  thank you all once more and we'll see you next  year!  discusses the philosophy ol  Anarchy, the broken road to  Utopia.  Wednesday January 11  B.B.C. Comedy! 8:04 p.m. Lines  from my Grandfather's forehead.  Thursday January 12  Playhouse: 8:04 p.m. Zwickcr by  Silver Donald Cameron.   Part II.  The Fiend in the Fortress.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Atlantic Symphony Orchestra.   Yo-Yo  Ma, cello.  Friday January 13  School   Broadcasts;   2:04   p.m.  Police and the Teenager.  Country Road: 8:30 p.m. Nashville artist. Earl Scruggs.  Saturday January 14  Update: 8:30 a.m.  Roundup of  B. C. happenings.  The House: 9:10 a.m. The week  in Parliament.  Quirks and Quarks:  12:05 p.m  Science magazine. David Suzuki.  Metropolitan Opera:  2:00 p.m  Verdi's II Trovalore.  Between  Ourselves:   7:05  p.m.  Profile of Rene Levesque,  Ideas: 9:05 p.m. Odyssey, conclusion of series on Parapsychology.  Antholgy: 10:05 p.m. Books by  Kildare Dobbs. "A tangle of  Voices" story by Frances Itani.  Reading from "The Rosedalc  Hoax" bv Rachel Wvatl.  The Hornby Collection: 11:05  p.m. Part I, The Box, a play by  Sheldon Rosen.   Part II. Poems  bj Earle Birney.  Sunday January 15  Neighbourly   News:   8:10   a.m.  editor, lulgar Dunning, new time,  B. C. Gardener: 8:20 a.m. New  time.  The Food Show: 8:30 a.m. Magazine for farmers and consumers.  CBC Stage:  1:05 p.m.  Darlin'  Dolly by Tom Gallant.  Signature:   4:05   p.m.   Part   1.  The Man from Salzburg, by David  Humphrey,   drama-documentary  about life of Mozarl.    Part II.  House of Steinway. prepared by  U.S. National Public Radio.  Symphony Hall: 7:05 p.m. Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Haimno  Fujiwara. violin, Britten. Wcinia-  wski, Mercure Hindemith.  Concern: 9:05 p.m.   Anarchy   -  who's in charge here?  Monday January 16  Gold Rush: 8:30 p.m. Joe Hall.  Colleen Peterson.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. CBC  Vancouver    Orchestra.    Arthur  Garami,    violin,        Schumann.  Schubert.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Reality in  cinema. Albert Maezels. Serial  reading. Part 1 of Sister Carrie  by Theodor Dreiser.  Tuesday January 17  Touch Ihe Earth: 8:30 p.m.  Cowboy wedding from Alberta.  Priscilla Herdman - studio session  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. National Arts Centre Orchestra. Gisela  Depkat, cello.   Wagner. Haydn.  Coast News, January 10,  -"IF  1978.  a.m.  I.  Name  Norrul  Mo/art, ML-ndcKsolji  Nightcap: 11:20  Indian Arts. Par  Murriseau.  CBCFM Radio 105.f  Idea*: 8:04 p.m,  the Future of the  day Global  day ��� Lecture sent:  Aging; Tuesday - Climate  Thursday: Signatuie ��� 9:04 p.m  Part I. The Man  burg ��� by David  Part II. House of  National Public Brotideastiiig.  Friday: Radio lnte*nationa! 4:04  p.m. Venus Observed by Christopher Fry.  Saturday: Audienc  Part I - Homage  public performani  the memory of the  with Dame Peggy  Part II. Baroqte  Vancouver - Kogt  Marcello, Vivaldi  Theatre in New Yo  Ben Metcalfe.  Monday: Festival  p.m. The Green C  and works of  Part II. Henrik  Necessity of prod  gian Drama.  Drop  off  your j  Classifieds al I  Shoes & Leather <  town Sechelt. It's  Wednesday  ���  Jews.   Thurs-  Corporations  ���   Fri-  Mondav -  from   Salz*  Humphreys.  Steinway from  9:05 p.m.  lo Neruda - a  dedicated to  Chilean poet  Ashcrolt.  Strings   of  Cole, oboe.  Part    111.  k. report from  Theatre 9:04  trow ��� ihe life  SL'an   O'Casev.  sben on the  cueing  Norwe-  AUTOPLAN  Terry Maxfield, the owner of Maxi's Shoe Slore  in Gibsons is seen by the broken window which  was broken on Friday night. RCMP apprehended  some juveniles al the scene.   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Young Drivers in the  "Under 25" Rate Class  Drivers in this class have  been divided into smaller age  groups. This will allow the Corporation to develop claims statistics which could result in future^  rate variations.  All vehicles must  carry the bask  Autoplan Insurance  Coverage/This  protection provides:  \ Third Party Legal Liability  3/ Insurance. This pays for ail  claims against you if you are  legally liable to another person  for bodily injury, death or damac e  to property up to a total limit of  $75,000 plus legal and claim  investigation costs. You may be  responsible for the rest if you  only have this basic coverage.  m v "No-fault" accident benefits.  0/ This covers medical costs,  expenses of rehabilitation, disability payments, death benefits  and funeral expenses resulting  from an automobile accident,  regardless of who was at fault.  Check what additional coverage you may need-if you feel  the Basic Autoplan is less than  your potential needs, you can  buy a wide range of optional  coverages:  Increased Third Party Legal  liability  Specified Perils  Comprehensive  Collision  Additional Equipment  Loss of Vehicle Use  How to renew:  By now you will have received your application form -  just follow these simple steps:  I   Check the preprinted  . information on your form.  Check the name, address,  vehicle description, etc.  2 Check your Safe Dnving  . Discount -If you think you  are entitled to the discount, and  it is not printed on your renewal  form, please see any Autoplan  agent or Motor Vehicle  Branch office.  3 Check your rate class  . Compare the present use of  your vehicle, and the dnveris)  with the Rate Class number on  your renewal form. The Rate  Class number shown in the box  on your renewal form must  be correct.  4 Take your renewal form to  ��� any Autoplan agent or Motor  Vehicle Branch office. They will  help you complete it, and make  any changes you require and  provide you with new decals and  an insurance certificate.  -  If you have not received a  J* renewal form by mail, take  your present Vehicle Licence/  Owner's Certificate and Dnver's  Licence to any Autoplan agent or  Motor Vehicle Branch office.  The Corporation has once  again made available a Premium  Installment Finance Plan. This  plan will require a 30% down  payment of the total costs of the  licence plate fees and insurance  premium. The down payment  must be more than the licence  plate fee. The balance oi three  installments are payable at two  month intervals and will be  charged against your bank account automatically. This service  is available up to the end ol  March 1978, although an extension to the end of April, 1978  will 1x3 made to accommodate  vehicle owneis under age 25.  The inteirat rate on the out  standing balance is 1.08% per  month, or 13% per annum.  Deadlme for renewal is mid  night.Tuesday, February 28,1978.  In most cases premiums are lower in B.C. than in other  provinces. Here are some examples for your specific region.  DRIVER: Over 30 years old with    COVERAGE: Public Lability  an occasional Under 25 and Property  Single Male operator. No Damage $200,000.  accidents in B.C. in the Colhsion$100  last 2 years. 3 years deductible,  elsewhere. Vehicle G)mprehensrve  used for pleasure only. $50 deductible.  AUTOMOBILES   I Port Albomi Reel Deet Biantloicl |Sherbrooke Charlottetown  P.Q.  |B.C. Alta Onl  1969 Austin  Cambridge     $226  1975 Volkswagen  Beetle $283  1977 Toyota Celica JS364  Comparative tales ate tinm ihe 1977 Itisutots Advtsoty Oicjait^tion nl Canada mail  $410  1-409  $552  i$477  $458  $627  $568  $524  $731  IP.E.1,  ($367  1  |$427  $509  ��� INSURANCE  CORPORATION  Of BRITISH ((XUMBIA  Where the Dnver Sets the Rates 6.  Coast News, January 10,1978.  Wildlife  corner  b> Ian Corrancc  Wilh all Ihe snow in the past  week it's been pretty rough for  everyone. The workers at Port  Mellon not only had to dig  their way out of their driveways, dodge fallen trees on  the highway, which resulted  in at least one broken windshield,  but in one case the shift change  ended up breaking trail for the  snow plough.  The animals haven't had  an easy time of it either. David  Kydd reported that he had  seen a snowy owl down at the  waterfront, apparently having  been forced to change its hunting territory temporarily.  One thing that should be  considered carefully is that  if you have started feeding the  birds around your gardens,  make sure that you continue  throughout the winter as they  will come to expect it. and it  is no kindness to them if thev  cunshine  Service  7 dozen -1 week supply  ONLY $5.50  FREE PICK-UP &  , DELIVERY TO YOUR  DOOR!  Gift    Certificates    are  also available.  For   more   information  call: 886-2678 or 886-7128  become dependent on you  and you lose interest and leave  them stranded.  Crows are thought by many -  especially gardeners - to be the  bain of their lives. Actually  it only bears a small amount  of watching them for you to  realize that thev are the most  socially conscious and intelligent birds that are around. At  some time in the future 1 hope  to deal with these amazing  birds in depth. How they hold  court, have rotating sentry  duty, how high they can count,  etc., but for the present here  are two short anecdotes from  E.R.East which will give you  an insight into the mischievous  side of their character.  The other day 1 saw an amusing  incident involving a cat and a  crow. In the yard next door is  a very tall and large cherry  tree, and hearing the continuous  cawing of a crow from there.  I looked from my kitchen window,  to see a crow in the upper branches and below it an animal,  which seemed to have a bushy  tail. I thought it must be a  raccoon, and ran for the binoculars, but on examination  it turned out to be one of the  neighbourhood cats. It was  climbing up a branching limb  of the tree to a lateral branch  just below the crow, who was  watching and continually saying.  "Haw, haw". When the cat  walked out on the lateral, the  crow flipped up to a higher  branch and jeered again. The  cat, looking frustrated, retreated  to the central bole of the tree.  and standing on its hind legs,  tried to get a grip on the smooth  trunk, without success. It then  climbed out on a leaning branch  and crawled up it for a way.  then, clinging with one paw.  reached out and hooked the  claws of the other foot into another lateral below the crow.  When, I suppose, it felt the claws  were firmly anchored, it swung  the other paw up also, and then,  with a tremendous twist of the  body, swung up into a circle  and hooked the hind claws into  the same branch below the  forepaws. With sinuous twists  and heaves it finally stood upright on the lateral, within  swatting distance of the crow.  The bird, who had watched these  contortions with interest promptly  flipped out onto small twigs at  the end of the branch on which  the cat stood, and again jeered  Harmony Hall  by Jim Holt  Well folks here we are into a  brand New Year and 1 would like  to wish you from Kay and myself  a Bright. Happy, Prosperous and  Peaceful New Year.  We had. as you all know, our  New Years Party and it was an  outstanding success. The ladies  in their beautiful gowns, the men  just as handsome as ever, some of  them feeling no pain at all, the  delightful music, and most of  all the delicious buffet supper  which was put on by Irene  Bushfield and Mel Eckstein.  To these ladies and those who  so willingly helped I express my  appreciation and on behalf of the  membership and others who  attended the party, I hereby give  a hearty vote of thanks for a  beautiful job well done.  We had no shortage of pianists  to go along with Ernie Reitzc  and his one-man-band, one thing  1 will say about Ernie he sure  knows how to play an electric  guitar and other siring instruments. To Ernie I say thank you  for such a good job, you kept  things going which made my job  as M.C. much easier. To the  pianists comprising Madames  Eva Oliver, Minnie Waldren,  Dorothy Lukacs, and the gentleman whose name has slipped my  JOB'S DAUGHTERS  We welcome you to the open Installation  of International Order of Job's Daughters  Bethel offices.  Honoured Queen Elect  Marian MacFarlane  Retiring Queen Kerry Goddard  Masonic Hall, Roberts Creek  January 15th, 1978 at 2:00 p.m.  his haw haw. The eat laid its  ears back and. crouching close  to the branch, took a few cau  tious steps forward, when the  crow, thinking that was enough,  flew away. The cat stared after  it for a moment, then backed  carefully to the stronger branch,  where it sat up and looked around  as if to say, "Oh, well; 1 only  came up here for the view, anyway."  I think the crow must have  lured this foolish animal upward by its tactic of keeping just  one jump higher, for they seemed  to be enjoying themselves.  These beach crows arc very  naughty creatures. One bright  winter day a few years ago I  saw a row of gulls crouching  along the ridge of a garage  across the road, so motionless  that 1 thought they must be  dozing in the warmth of the sun.  Then into this peaceful scene  came a crow, which alighted  on the roof behind the gulls,  and walked along until it saw  a space between two birds. Into  this space it inserted itself,  and promptly began to sidle  first one way. then the other,  apparently bumping the birds  alternately. When the gulls  began to stir, the crow backed  out of his space, and the birds,  turning to face each other, did  not see him, but began to squawk  and attack each other with open  beaks. There was a great deal  of name-calling and chasing  around the roof until one gull  flew away in search of a more  peaceful place, white the crow,  wagging his tail importantly,  walked further along the row of  gulls to see what other mischief  he could stir up. Any cat who  thinks he could catch one of  these canny birds is having a  pipe-dream.  J4HiMRy CLEAHAHCE  SALE  LADIES  Sleepwear 20% OFF  Slacks reduced 25% OR MORE!  Sweaters  Blouses  Skirts  Dresses (long or short)  25% OFF  Sizes from 5 Jr. to 24Vz Ladies  DRASTICALLY  REDUCED  These Items must go in order to make room for our Spring stock.  Reversible wool & fabulous  TISSAVEL fur fabric COATS  CHILDREN'S  ALL REDUCED  TO CLEAR  Long & Short Dresses  Velour Tops, Slacks & Skirts  Little Boy's Suits      We carry g ^^,jne of Chi|dren-S Wear  10%  OFF all other children's wear including socks & underwear.  OPEN:  9:30 - 5:30 Monday - Saturday     9:30 - 9:00 Friday  Wharf St., Sechelt, next to Miss Bee's   & the Family Mart  Your local Mom's & Tot's Shop    885-5611  memory, which isn't too good  at times, I say thank you from  the bottom of my heart. You all  did a fabulous job and 1 fully  believe that we have the talent  in Gibsons to form our own  orchestra, let's get crackin' in  1978 and do something about it.  We could have a first-class  orchestra in no time.  The hall was beautifully decorated both by candle light and  Christmas lights and streamers  left up by the members of the  Baptist Church and Lions Club  to whom we w'ish to express our  sincere thanks.  I am not going to say anymore  that this will be my last column  as it doesn't seem to work out  lhal way, as there is always, (and  this is my personal opinion)  something to write about in regard to the pensioners. They  are our Senior Citizens and the  Pioneers of our great country  and 1 fully believe they should be  recognized.  It is with great regret that I  have to notify you of the passing  away of one of our members in  the person of Mr. Sidney P.  Jones, who passed away on  December 27th. 1 understand he  had a heart attack on the ferry  coming from Horseshoe Bay.  To his loving bereaved wife  Ethel and family, we extend our  sincerest and heartfelt condolences in the loss of Sid.  I was up to the Devlin Funeral  Home on Monday to represent  the Branch #38 O.A.P.O. at  the funeral of Mr. Mike Hauka  who was buried on that date.  To his bereaved wife and family,  many of whom I personally know,  we extend our sincerest sympathy  in this, their hour of sorrow.  It is hard to lose a loved one  after so many years of happy  married life and leave so many  beautiful memories. Mike just  celebrated his 83rd birthday on  December 22nd and passed away  a couple of days after Christmas.  At the very least he was with  his family for his last Christmas  and 1 am sure they were all very  thankful for that. I was pleased  to see so many pensioners at  the service, it was nice to see so  many come out to pay their last  respects to such a wonderful  man.  At our New Year's party we  were able to celebrate two birthdays to two wonderful people,  in the persons of Ellen Warwick,  a real spry 39 year old chick who  looked absolutely fantastic in  her beautiful gown, and just as  lovely as ever. Also to Johnnie  Lukacs who waited until 2 minutes after midnight to celebrate  his birthday. I don't know how  old or should I say young, Johnnie is, but 1 will stay with 39  anyway. Happy birthday to this  wonderful couple and may we  have them with us for many more.  Well the Weather Man fooled  us again. 1 watched him on T.V.  last night and he said we would  get just a wee smidgen of snow,  turning to rain. Well, as the old  saying goes, believe less than half  of what you see and 5 percent of  what you hear. (Take note Bob  Fortune) 1 have just been out to  my car and measured the snow  on top of my car and it is exactly  8'/i inches and still snowing.  Well if that is a smidgen of snow  1 would hate to see a real snowstorm here, we'd be marooned.  Was certainly glad to see Len  Coatcs up and around again, he  was even dancing, how about  thatl I knew that if Len hung in  there long enough he would  make it and he did, so congratulations Len, it is good to see you  around again.  By the time you read this the  New Executive will be installed,  and I certainly wish them every  success. 1 hope their term in  office will be as good as mine.  Thanks again all of you for your  co-operation to such a wonderful  extent for me, it sure helped me  a great deal in my term. Kay  and I wish to thank all our wonderful members for their bountiful Christmas cards and good  wishes for 1978. It is certainly  gratifying to us to know that we  have such a great bunch of  friends here in Gibsons.  In closing it is my earnest  wish Ihat Harmony #38 continues  to prosper, so get behind your  executive, help them all you can.  I will continue to do my utmost  to help out in any way I can and  I am sure if we all co-operate  we can make Harmony #38 the  best branch of the O.A.P.O. in  B.C.  The winner of the Gibsons Harbour Business Association's two-minute Shopping Spree  was Chuck Stevens of J & C Electronics. Chuck swooped into action to the tunc of $199.44  in the allotted two minutes at the Elphinstone Co-op store.  Freethinkers Pulpit    Thinkers worried  ����� Rv thi< Office ill Church in Socleh    Pitman.  A HOMILY  by Andy Randall  From a dictionary I get the  meaning of the word Homily:  "a sermon; a serious moral talk,  or writing." This homily will  cost you no silver, you don't  have to look sanctimonious in a  hardwood pew, and as for prayers, well 1 don't expect you to be  burdened with them either. What  is best of all, you do not have to  listen to a minster, and you can  toss this in the fire.  One of the events recorded in  the gospels disturbed me for  many years. It was the narrationi  by three writers. Matthew, Mark  and Luke, of The Transfiguration  of Christ. Somehow 1 could  accept the ethereal change in  Christ, but that Moses and Elijah  could pop up, and to speak to  Him, well that was a bit much for  ye olde sceptic, me. True to the  freedom given each writer,  inspiration-wise, each gave a  slightly altered version, but a  man on a galloping horse would  never see it.  Not wise in my own conceit,  but knowing that I had a lot to  learn about these things. 1 shoved  the problem down to the bottom  shelf of my mind. Perhaps it  would have stayed there but for  what I can just call a breakthrough that came with the unsolicited help of at least two  friends. Strange too that our conversations, for those were the  mediums of my help, had nothing  consciously to do with the above  subject.  One friend talked to three of  us on the interesting subject of  ghosts, spirits who have departed, and some who pay us a  visit with, or without the gifted  services of a medium. (I am not  one of those people who follow  that line of thought, but 1 do keep  an open mind.) This man just  happened to mention briefly that  there was most definitely a Third  Dimension, a sphere - for want of  a better word - in which some  hanky-panky, and not so mis-  chievious, things were engineered and shown to us incredulous  ignoramuses down below them.  So, number one light turned  on my mind, along with a mention, no several mentions of  Christ appearing and disappearing at will after His resurrection,  Church Services  Roman Catholic Services  Rev.T.Nicholson.Pastor  Times of Sunday Mass:  8i00 p.m. Saturday and 12 Noon  Sunday at St.Mary's Gibsons  In Sechelt: 8:30 a.m. Our Lady of  Lourdes Church, Indian Reserve  10:00 a.m. Holy Family Church  88S-9526  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sat. 3:00 p.m.  Hour of Worship Sat., 4:00p.m.  St. John's United Church  Davis Bay  Pastor C. Dreiberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone:  885-9750 or 883-2736  GIBSONS UNITED CHURCH  Christmas Eve Service  11:00p.m.  Christmas Day service  11:15 a.m.  UNITED CHURCH  ST. JOHN'S DAVIS BAY  Christmas Eve 8:00 p.m.  Christmas Day 9:30 a.m.  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday jchool - 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service -11:00 a.m.  Revival -7:00 p.m.  Bible Study-Wed. 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  walking through doors, and startling His closest followers by  flitting from one place to another.  This should not be so hard to  believe when we consider there  have been enough evidences of  humans who after death have  reappeared in stranger ways  than those of Christ. The story  of Hamlet, by Shakespeare, is  no doubt inspired by 'visitations'  he, the writer's, having heard of  many such experiences. What is  most strange to me is that many  of Ihosc who will swear to the  authenticity of such personal  experiences in their own lives  find it hard to accept the versions  of Christ's ghostlike appearance  after His death.  Are we to argue until we arc-  blue in the face that there can  be fantastic dimensions in man's  mind of our generation, and yet  toss out with supercilious cynicism the idea that behind all our  dimensions, one. two, three or  whatever the future brings to  light, there is no Divine Mind.  If these are spirit forms, and  they are that, then surely there is  one of the great riddles of the  universe answered, by saying he  is that governing spirit, at least  to those of benign origin.  Light two was switched on my  mind just yesterday, and this was  the clincher for me. for it seems  to have helped me to fit in a  bunch of jig-saw puzzle pieces  in a set picture. This was done  by a friendly chit-chat that  started when this lady made some  pleasant comments on these  articles I have written for a while  now.  1 had just mentioned that a  future piece of writing would tell  of my having a visual experience  of Christ, and that I had been  kind of lcary to make it public.  Also that many would think 1  was some kind of a kook. "1  believe you," she said. I asked  why, just to draw her fuither, for  she seemed to hesitate to go on.  "Because 1 have had tlic same  visual experience, and so did one  of my relatives years ago."  You know, it is one thing to  experience something so great  that you wonder what it is really  all about, or if you should relate  it to other people. 1 do not know  about these people who claim to  have seen U.F.O's, whether they  can be taken seriously, or whether we can say. "Well maybe."  But 1 do understand how they,  many of them, shrink from passing on what they believe to have  seen and heard, for that was my  position.   Now, since this friend  By Ihe Office of Church in Society  The United Church of Canada, 85  St. Clair Ave., E., Toronto, Onl.  The annual Couchlching Con-  ference ususally gives many of  this country's most prominent  thinkers and decision-makers  something to chew on and leaves  the rest of the country with more  questions than  answers.  Inflation, unemployment and  economic growth arc problems  "beyond solutions by the institutions that we have now and the  way  they  work   now,"   Walter  told me of her identical experience, I feel many things that arc  good. I mean. I can count it as  fairly reasonable the assurance  that my open-minded searching,  frccthinking into all aspects of  life, including the bible versions  of it, is not condemned by God  himself, or why has He made  these experiences to such as  this lady, and myself, who by  the way, arc both freethinkers.  Of course 1 would not, as some  would dogmatically stale for their  particular form of doctrinal  belief, only we arc given these  things. Nonsense! They can  happen to anyone, anywhere,  anytime, but not by our willing  them, or even asking for them.  So, there you arc. To sum up.  Yes, I can accept old Moses and  Elijah on thai mountain of Transfiguration. I had to learn the  hard way? No. if that's the hard  way. may 1 keep on learning such  things. You see, or do you?  That if there is a third, or fourth  dimension realm, why not a  couple of such ancients to appear  to help smooth the way for One  who knew He was going to be  crucified. Was He psychic too  that He knew these things?  Is that our dumbwitted answer?  No. He was and is DIVINE.  Pitman, historian and president  of Ryerson Polyteehnlcal Institute  told the concluding session of the  Thinkers' Conference at Lake  Couchlching in Ontario,  Canada is in desperate trouble -  socially, politically, economically  - and all ils problems are interconnected, the concensus at  Couchlching seemed to be. Pitman, obviously deeply troubled,  said that this was Ihe first conference in 46 years when "people  were seriously considering that  in fact we may be looking at the  breakdown of the decent life as  we know it."  Without wishing to be cynical,  we must ask why it took the  thinkers so long to recognize  something thai many elements in  Canadian and international  society have known for years.  The poor know it and so do deserted mothers. Indians have  been aware for years that the  system was unresponsive to their  needs and so arc the victims of  regional disparity in the Mari-  limes. Just ask any Cape Breto-  ner around Sidney and Glace  Bay: the aged on fixed incomes or  the residents of rural areas engulfed by stupefying poverty.  Go lo Bangeladesh or the Sahel  area of Africa and ask the Bengalis and Desert Nomads if the  decent life has ever reached  them. What about the victims of  mercury poisoning in Japan and  Northern Ontario? Has the  system ever worked for them?  We sympathize with Dr. Pitman and Ihe olhers at Couchlching and we don't have the  answers either but the place to  start, we suggest, is at a point  where no person should be entitled to Ihe decent life until all  can enjoy its benefits.  We are still our brother's  keeper.  New Horizons  by Tom Walton  The echos of "Happy New  Year" had barely subsided before  Frosty the Snowman dumped a  foot of snow on us. disrupting  the Hydro power, leaving us with  dinner half baked. Where's  the flashlight? Can't find Ihe  matches or the candles. Fireplace not set to go! Coleman  stove and lamp uncovered but  no camper's fuel. Found the  old "Queen Mary" coal-oil  lamps at lasl. dusty and grimy  but the coal oil can empty.  Sounds like a repeal of the  "Foolish Virgins" parable and  calls   for   another   New   Year's  SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST  MODERATE, COST LOCAL OR DISTANT BURIALS  CREMATIONS - MEMORIALS- PRE-ARRANGEMENTS  886-9551  D. A. Devlin  Director  1665 Sea view  Gibsons  resolution about not trusting the  weather predictions of a light  sprinkle of snow.  Read with interest the 'Hogmanay' article under John Burn-  side's Musings. One custom I  didn't see was that practised by  an old Scotsman friend of ours  who was always Ihe first to unlock Ihe door and set the first  fool in the house to welcome the  new year In, Had to be a dark  man 1 recall, then following this  brcak-and-enler tradition a  merry lime of well-wishing took  place. Anyone ever heard of  Ihis custom and is it still practised today?  By this lime Ihe Elphinstone  New Horizons will have held  its first free-for-all for 1978  (weather permitting) for all those  who survived the holiday celc-  bralions and returned safely to  their Sunshine Coast homeland.  It will kick off another round of  activities for the area residents  during a brand new year in their  lives. Friendship and goodwill  are precious attributes and they  will be found at the Happy  Horizons meetings if you put in  your first fool too. Don't be an  isolationist, you only are the  victims of loneliness. Do drop  in and prove it for yourselves  at the Roberts Creek Community  Hall each Monday at 1:30 p.m.  Going through the Change of Light?  WHETHER WIRING A NEW HOME, OR ADDING AN OUTLET  I  OFFER YOU PERSONALISED SERVICE AT ONE OF THE MOST  REASONABLE RATES ON THE PENINSULA.  L.  SUPERIOR ELECTRIC  FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE  CALL R. SIMPKINS '  885-2412       '  FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE   I Auxiliary  Although December is such a  busy month for all hospital  auxilians and indeed for most  people, 19 members turned up  for the usual monthly meeting  of the Roberts Creek Hospital  Auxiliary on December 12. It  was presided over by Mrs. Wilma  Rodgers, who first welcomed a  new member, Mrs. Peggy Gallo  and then said she would keep  it as brief as possible as a number  of them were going on to another  function.  Jean Carey, membership  chairman, said we now have  two more male members. They  will not be attending meetings  Library  Several new uooks have appeared on the shelves of the  Gibsons Public Library again  this week. Most of the new  titles arc for adult enjoyment.  On the fiction shelves we  find The Dark Lady, by Louis  Auchincloss: High Water Chants,  by Trevor Ferguson; Quiet as  a Nun, by Anlionia Frawer;  Law and Order, by Dorothy  Uhnak; and Snowflre, by Phyllis A. Whitney.  There arc several new titles  on the non-fiction shelves as  well. Under    Architecture,  Hallowed Walls, by Marion  MacRae appears; under Biography, we have John A.Mae-  donald, by Donald Crcighton;  under Health, Harald J.Taub's  Keeping Healthy in a Polluted  World appears; Pacific Coast  Shay, by Dan Ranger appears on  the History shelf; under Hobbies,  Janet Barber's Pebbles as a  Hobby, makes ils appearance;  under Painting, there is Painting for Pleasure, by John Fitz-  maurice Mills: and under Sport  we have A Manual of Falconry,  by M.H.Woodford.  Weather  If you were under me impression that December lasl year was  unusually line and dry. you will  be pleased to learn the weather  records for the month back up  your impression. Willi 134.9  mm of rainfall and 8.1 cm of  snow, the precipitation totalled  143.00 mm, well under the  seventeen-year average for  December of 215.4 mm. December 1976 was even drier, however, with only 135.1 mm of rain  and no snow whatsoever.  The total precipitation for 1977  was 1179.1 mm, or 46.42 inches,  which compared with the 1226.6  mm, or 48.29 inches which fell  in 1976. The sixteen-year average rainfall is 1347.2 mm or  53.04 inches. 1977 was the driest  year on record with the exception  of 1970 which saw a record low  of 1017.5 mm or 40.06 inches.  The highest temperature recorded during the month was 11  degrees Centigrade, and the  lowest was an overnight low of  minus 3 degrees Centigrade.  #arictp  jfooirt  DELI  and  HEALTH FOODS  We are not a  Supermarket but  our Health Food  prices are the  BEST IN TOWN!  but will be on hand to help  with any heavy work. This will  be greatly appreciated by the  Thrift Shop and Catering ladies.  From donations made jointly  to the Auxiliary and Community  Association for rental of dishes,  creamery and salt and peppers  have been purchased. Courtesy  of the Community Association  the Hospital Auxiliary now has  a special locked cupboard in the  Community Hall in Which to  keep their special catering equipment and china. Since most of  this has been occupying needed  space in the home of our President and others members were  glad to hear that it is now all  stowed away in its new home.  Mrs. Gordon, wife of one of  the members, has kindly agreed  to audit  our books  this year.  Kodak, Agfa &  Fuji  Film  SMILE WITH  ,      WILLIAMS  /PHOTO FINISHING^  886-2936  .Gibsons Harbour^  No problems we're sure, as  Dorothy Bruce has done a grand  job as treasurer.  Roberts Creek Auxiliary will  be hosting parties for Extended  Care patients in February and*  September, and members will  be helping on December 18  with the Christmas party, given  jointly by all six auxiliaries.  New phone lists of members  for 1978 are now ready for any  member needing one.  The Nominating Chairman then  took over and executive elected  for 1978 are: President, Mrs.  Wilma Rodgers; Vice-President,  Mrs. Pauline Lamb; Treasurer,  Mrs. Mildred Forbes; Secretary,  Mrs. Clara Nixon and Membership, Mrs, Jean Carey.  These officers will be installed  on January 9.    This is always  II  \AJ  Y  K  All the Best  to our former customers and friends.  From all of us  up at Wells.  Richard, Terry, Mike, Nancy  and the rest of the clan.  Complete  Brake Inspection  WITH EVERY  LUBE & OIL CHANGE  AT  GIBSONS SHELL 886-2572  # Crafts & Hobbies  ��� Wine Kits  ��� Craft Supplies  ��� Children's Toys  ��� Electric Train Sets  ��� Road Racing Sets  ��� Models of all types  ��� Family Games  Seaside Plaza, Gibsons  886-2811  ��  BONNIEBROOK LODGE  Ion the Beautiful Sunshine Coast at Gower Point  ��� Guestrooms (BreakfastIncluded)  ��� Dining Room    886-9033    ffi��8Srbtr��  Gibsons Auxiliary  by Marie Trainor  The Gibsons Auxiliary Christmas Raffle this year was a metal  doll house, complete with outdoor furniture, which was purchased and firmly constructed by  a luncheon meeting and Mrs.  Corey will approach the Golf  Club to see if it can be held  there again this year. Members  will be notified in due course|  and a member of the hospital  staff is to be invited to install  the new executive.  two of its members. Mrs. Oney  DeCamp and Mrs. Alameda  Whiting. Auxiliary members  would like to take this opportunity  to express their sincere thanks  for the time and effort put into  this fund raising project, as well  as lo Ihe public for Iheir support  in purchasing raffle tickets.  The lucky winner was Mrs.  Barbara Powers of Gibsons.  The proceeds from the rattle will  be donated to the Gibsons Auxiliary Memorial Fund.  4Htf  p^.  The advertisers on this page  are members of:  GIBSONS HARBOUR  BUSINESS ASSOCIATION  LORO  :ncies  w  REAL ESTATE * INSURANCE  AGENCIES  LTD    B��* 238 1569 Marine Drive Gibsons,  RON McSAVANEY  AGENT  885-3339  OFFICE: 886-2248  JOHN BLACK  886-7316  CLEAN IT NOW!  Time Sets Stains  Before you Store it Away, Bring it  ?.'f  to Us for Cleaning.  Peninsula Cleaners  & Laundry  ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS  DRVtiEunmc  seruiie  WHARF ROAD With 1521 GOWER PT. RD.  SECHELT 2 locations GIBSONS, B.C.  885-9554     to serve you best! 886-2200  DOGWOOD CSFE  PROUDLY  INTRODUCES  TONY  WATSON  Presently the Manager of the Breadline  Restaurant in Gastown. Tony is coming  to the Dogwood Cafe this month and will  be familiarizing himself with the operation. He will be starting at the beginning  of February with an updated  and more exciting down home  style dinner menu.  Lower Gibsons  CLEARANCE  CONTINUES!  SAVE NOW!       JEAN SHOP  886-2111  at   Helen's  Fashion  Shoppe  20%- 40%  OFF  Dresses  Jump Suits  Coats  Snuggle Nighties  Blouses  Sweaters  And many  more items!!  50%   OFF  Table  Arrangements,  Decorations  and  Gift Wrap!  Gibsons  886-9941  Sechelt  885-9222  rrofB  Coast News, January 10,1978.  r-  mce  to offer...  ��� MBMMMIHaaiBJBIHlMar  ���j�� "meats"1  W    Medium  Burn's Pure  i Ground  J Beef  Pork Sausage  Burn's Cryovac  Dinner Hams  89  99  Burn's Cryovac X   ���       ^J^J  C  Ib.  c  Ib.  Ib.  14fl.oz.  Harmonie  Beans with Pork  Four Star  MUSlirOOmS    Stems & Pieces 10 fl. oz.  Co-op  Sardines in Oil a*...*.  Parkay  Margarine 3ib. pkg.  Co-op  Rapeseed Oil mti.oz.  Kellogg's  Special K      425g.  Co-op  Macaroni or Spaghetti  Nabob Tradition  COlfee     Beg. or Fine 11b.  ---PR0DUCE=  3/89c  65*  3/87c  $1.89  $4.99  $1.09  2lb. Pkg.     ZZ  .  $3.89  Green  amanrm-nmrmrm  Cabbage  \JrdngeS    Large Size  TOmatOeS      Mexican  Grapefruit  4 lbs.    for  Pink or White  Size 48's  19*  99c  49*  6/?1.00  lb.  Ib  $2.29  88*  $1.15  Co-op  FlOlir 20 lb. Bag  Co-op  Dill Pickles :- .  J-Cloth  Towels     Pkg ot 10 ^^^^^^  Sunlight  Dishwasher Detergent ���,, $1.99  Co-op  Paper Towels    Pk9.o<2 $1.09  Tide  Detergent Powder ��>.b.       $5.59  _-_-_-_-_-=_-FR0ZEN FQ0DS=--==----=  Co-op mmtarmm ���  French Fries 2,b. 69c  Still Meadow  Chicken & Chips 220Z $1.89  Co-op  Orange Juice **<*,        38'  Prices Effective:  Thurs., Fri., Sat. January 12,13,14.  We reserve the right to limit quantities. Coast News, January 10,1978.  Soccer  About  Horses  To introduce ourselves, we  would first like to say, that we  are not self-appointed experts.  We are educated horse owners.  These articles are written with  the beginning horse owner In  mind and we hope they prove  helpful.  So you want to buy a horse?  Firstly, the least expensive  part of horse ownership is the  initial purchase price of the  animal. The purchase of a horse  should not be undertaken by the  inexperienced without some help.  Beware the good friend and self-  appointed "Roy Rogers". His  assistance might prove to be more  hindrance than help. We recommend that you seek help from a  reputable source. Our advice  is as follows.  I. Analyze your needs.  (a) What will your horse be used  for?  (b) Is the horse to be used by  adults or children?  (c) Is he to be used frequently  or only casually?  All of these reasons and many  more will influence your choice.  II. Once your needs are decided  you may proceed to the next  step.   INSULATION  Do you have Enough?  Cellufibre - Mechanically applied  Reasonably priced ��� Free estimates  Easily installed in existing walls & ceilings  CMHC & B.C. Hydro approved  Locally owned & operated  SUNSHINE PRODUCTS 886-7411  A  SUNSHINE COAST  COMMERCIAL  FISHERMEN  All Commercial Fishermen are urged to  attend a meeting with M.P. Jack Pearsall  and Dick Crouter, Fisheries Department.  Some issues to be discussed:  ��� Licencing Plan  ��� Facilities for Commercial Fishermen  on coast  ��� Combines attack on U.F. A. W.U.  ��� Oil Ports  ��� Salmon Enhancement Program  ��� Bilateral Fisheries negotiations with  U.S.A.  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12th - 7:30 pm  ROBERTS CREEK COMMUNITY HALL  Meeting sponsored by Gibsons Local  #21 U.F.A.W. Union  (a) Breed (b) Age (c) Price.  Naturally these Influence each  other. Generally the western  breeds, bred for general pur-  pse lend themselves more  readily lo back yard ownership.  The age is often an Important  factor in the price of a horse. And  the age should be given careful  consideration. We would recommend a horse between f> and 15  years, as the lirst horse. This  horse, if he has had good care,  will be of great value. He will;  be of great value. He will be  of great  The age is often an important  factor in the price of a horse.  And the age should he given  careful consideration. We would  recommend a horse between fi  and 15 years, as Ihe first horse.  This horse, if he has had good  care, will be of great value.  He will give many years of service and is more likely to be  settled and of calm temperament. Also he is less likely to  go unsound.  The price of a horse is governed  by many things. Some may be:  age, breed, sex. training, and  sometimes even colour! Although price is almost always  the deciding factor, we would like  to recommend that you look  at all available animals before  deciding because of the price.  Volleyball  ax Barn ill us & Co.  Rain. Rain. Rain. Because of  all the rain and snow, regular  mainland soccer games have been  cancelled for January. The  Wanderers will continue their  regular Thursday evening (7:30)  practices and play exhibition  games as weather permits.  Good news for the club is the  return of Peter Cerny from medical studies in his native Switzerland. Peter will join Graham  Chapman as a striker on the goal  hungry forward line. Also anticipating the first game of the new  year is sawyer, Frank Hoehne.  Missing for many of the coming  games will be the popular Gary  Davies who will be working on  tug boats off the West Coast.  A special welcome to the new  secretary-treasurer. Per Andreas-  sen, from Granthams Landing  Store. Per is a local electrical  contractor so he's a hot addition  to the club.  Jan de Reus and Duncan Campbell are organizing a Club Indoor Soccer Tournament. Teams  will be made up from the Wanderers and Raiders soccer teams  and any other local clubs. Last  year the rugby team entered a  rough and ready team and Pender  Harbour had two credible representatives. Proceeds of the  tournament go towards promoting Junior soccer on the peninsula. Interested parties are  asked to contact Jan or Duncan  at 886-2046 or 886-8043.  Penalty Shots: Want to look  cool...get yourself an Elphinstone Wanderers T-shirt at $5.00  from Steve Miles or Jan de Reus.  Wanderers are even popular  with the fair sex. Recently, two  ladies asked to try out for the  Wanderers Soccer team but due  to dressing room problems and a  male chauvinistic policy, they  were referred to the Roberts  Creek Ladies Soccer team.  COLLEEN HOOPS  Colleen Hoops was chosen to  play on the Provincial Volleyball  Team which represented British  British Columbia has a flavour  you won't find anywhere else.  Employees of Howe Sound Pulp Mill are pictured  above in competition at the Gibsons Curling Rink.  Winners in the bonspiel were: Dave Gant, skip;  Dan Rcitlo Trd.  Roger Hocknell 2nd, and Jan  Neubaucr lead. The winners are slated to travel  to Prince George in March lo take on the Cantor  team there.  Coast strokers  Columbia in the American Junior  National Championships held in  Los Angeles over the Christmas  holidays. Colleen was chosen as  a defensive specialist. The coach  of the Provincial Team. Fred  Jackson, commented on Colleen's  consistent serving, good anticipation and super attitude.  This team is planning on  training throughout the year in  preparation for the Canada  Games in Edmonton in 1979.  Colleen plays for the Sunshine  Coast Women's Volleyball team  which is composed mainly of  players from Elphinstone, This  team is entered in the Athennia  Volleyball League in the lower  mainland.  The Women's National Volleyball Team is tentatively scheduled  to play in Gibsons March 18th  against a men's select team from  Vancouver.  by Dennis Gray  The word nag seems to have  two meanings. In one case, it  may refer to a horse. I would  think to many married men it  has a somewhat different meaning. At this point I would like to  say that I am walking on thin  ice and stand a very great risk  of having to cook my own meals,  a chore that 1 dislike even more  than the resulting poisonous  effects on my palate. Therefore  with apologies to my wife and for  lack of a better descriptive  word. I shall continue.  In our family there are six  of us, my wife being Ihe only  girl. She is also the only one of  us who hasn't competed in some  form of motorcycle competition.  This does not mean she is not  enthusiastic. My wile is not  very big physically and to get  all us male animals moving in  some logical direction takes  something more persuasive  than a cattle prod.  ( Getting back to motorcycles,  although my wife doesn'l ride  she is possibly the mosl persistent enthusiast of our dirty half  dozen. It is she who sees to it  that those of us who have a  low resistance to her type of  cattle prode. get to events,  when we may feel we have something more pressing or important  to do.  at the Sunshine Coast Arena  ��� Sechelt  January 14th & 15th  GALES  vs  NORTH SHORE  WINTER HAWKS  i��  Game Times:  8:30 p.m. Saturday  2:00 p.m. Sunday  PRIME  OFFICE SPACE  AVAILABLE  in Lower Gibsons  There has been one problem  over the years, we have been  divided on the type of competition, moto-eross or trials. It  has been my wife's objective to  gct us all riding the same competition in the same place on  the same day. I( was not unusual for her to have to make a  choice who to watch, since we  would be competing miles apart.  For some time now my eldest  son has been riding trials while  recuperating from a moto-cross  accident. Since then the pressure  put on me to ride trials has  become intense, but I have found  l am more suited to the brash,  crash, don't give a damn of  moto-cross. Trials on the other  hand require patience and skill,  neither of which are too evident in my make up. However  the Boxing Day (rials being a  family fun day gathering, I  couldn't refuse without offending  my wife's views of Christmas and  fatherly responsibility. No excuse, including my cowardice,  could maker her relent in her  pressure   (read   that   nagging). \  So Boxing Day saw my wife ��  all smiles, as three of her sons  and old Billy Goat Gruff were  riding together. Please let me  explain why I require nagging.  To ride trials, you see. they expect you to ride over large slippery logs, whose only reasonable  association with me should be  fuel for my fireplace. Other  sections would be more suitable  as launching sites for hang  gliders. No sane 39-year old  man would ride this, but if he  did he would ride very slowly.  Trouble is. like a top that stops  spinning, you fall over.  Fortunately it was a costume  affair and I was able to ride  around collecting bruises incognito. Now there were four  rider classes and just as my  wife planned there was a Gray  in each class. Also as my wife  planned we each won a trophy.  Isn't it amazing what a little nag  can do? The big Canadian  Motorcycle Show is on the  13. 14, and IS of January at the  P.N.E. Hope you take it in.  'Til then, keep stroking.  There he is.tblks. our reluctant hero incognito  in the Gibsons Harbour  Professional Building  at reasonable rates.  Contact  Robert C. Reid,  Barrister & Solicitor,  Box 649, Gibsons  or phone 886-2207 for information  Wildlife  The regular monthly meeting  of the Gibsons Wildlife Club due  to be held on Wednesday. January 4th was cancelled due (o  the snow.  The meeting will not be held on  Wednesday. January I lth at  7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse.  It is hoped (hat it will be  possible to show the Greenpeace  film on whales which explains  the historical reasons for whaling  and the efforts by Greenpeace  to protect these mammals. This  film was shown at ihe recent  Elphinstone School Forum and  was very well received. Failing  availability of the film on whaling  a video tape on mercury poisoning in fish will be shown.  The new elected executive for  the club for the year 1978 is as  follows: President George Rug-  gles. Vice-president Denny  Carroll, Secretary Ray Delong.  Treasurer George Klander, Membership chairman  Andy  Ander-  ��� ill ��1* jig *Jf lli tit *X' *I* *1* *1* '1* *i' ��1�� ��A����A��  NDP  ^T%  Gibsons Harbour Area  Great Canadian and  British Paperbacks  886-7744  ���TTVp'r 1* 1* 1* 1* *|* *p 5J! ���!* *|C W  son. Const nation John I line!  Smith. Shooiing Co-ordinaioi am  Junior Programme Kris lilaz  cevic, Huildiiig and Gi'u.uui  Lewis Rowland. Futertaii . 'en  George Cooper. Deiln t'o-nrdin;  tor Hud Beeman, Newsletter Kivd  Gazcly.  The executive is anxious ii  attract new members and in ihr  regard is Irving to present .i  programme which will satisl  all aspects of membership''  interests. It is emphasised lhal  active participation by members  in these programmes be eneou  raged. New membership appli  cation forms have been Intro  duced and these will he avail  able at the next club meeting.  Prospective members or anyum  interested, is welcome in attend.  Fitness  The cardiopulmonary resuscitation sessions that were slated  to start January 19th through  Continuing Education arc rescheduled lo February Huh. The  film "The New Pulse nf Lite-'  from the Heart Foundation will  be shown on the first night -  February loth, ami again tin the  last night ��� March 9th. On the  lasl night people who have lakcn  Ihe CI1.' course before are  welcome to come, free of charge,  to sei Ihe film again and to  praci     C.I'.R.  tide tabh s  Reference:  Point Atkinson  Tue.Jan. 10  Thur.Jan. 12  0705               16.0  0105                2.7  Sal. Jan. 14  1225               10.2  0825               Ih.l  0235                5.N  1725               14.3  1425                8.')  0940              15.N  1915               13.1  1625                7.5  2151)              11.7  Wed. Jan. 11  Frl.Jan. 13  0025                 1.6  0150                4.2  Sun.Jan,IS  0740               16.1  0855               16.0  0320                7.5  1315                0.6  1520                8.2  1010              |5.4  1815               13.8  2025               12.3  1715                (,,u  2325              ||,5  GIBSONS LANES  Mnn. Jan. Id  LW.      j)W   ^-avV  04211                o.O  |^3K^,Hwy101, 886-2086  1050              |4.i)  1825                i,.2  I             ^^^^^B**  OPEN  B^H        V'^L  Friday & Saturday 7  - 11p.m.  aVa.     'v^m.  Sunday 2 ��� 5 p.m. and <  1-11 p.m.  MKMMMMIIHfe .   Coast News, January 10,1978.  9.  COAST NEWS   CLASSIFIED ADS  cm�� hws     Classified  Ad Policy  Obituaries       Announcements Wanted Announcements        Personal  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  CLASSIFIED RATES &  INFORMATION:  All listings 50? per line per week.  or me the Economical 3 for 2 rate  3 weeks for the price of 2  NO REFUNDS  Minimum $2.00 per Insertion.  All fees payable prior to Insertion.  * In the event of an error the  publisher shall be responsible for  one corrected Insertion only.  These Classifications  remain free  - Coming Events  Lost  - Found  This offer Is made available for private Individuals.  *******************************************  Print your ad In the squares Including the price of the Item and your telephone number. Be sure to leave a blank space after each word.  No phone orders Please. Jut mall In the coupon below accompanied by cash, cheque  or money order, to Cowl News, Classifieds, Box 460, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1VO, or  bring In person to the Coast News office, Glbsont  DROP OFF POINT: Campbell's Shoes and Leather Goods Store, Sechelt.  Coast News  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  VON1VO  CLASSIFICATION:  Eg. For Sale, For Rent, etc.  L    '  r      t  Montgomery: Passed away  suddenly on January 6, 1978,  Thomas Wayne Montgomery,  late of Gibsons, aged 30 years.  Survived by his wife Brenda.  two daughters, Tony Rosalee and  Jean, his parents, Walter and  Muriel Montgomery, two sisters  Veronica and Linda. Funeral  service was held Monday,  January 9th at the Devlin Funeral  Home, Gibsons. Rev. D. Brown  officiated. Interment Seaview  Cemetery.  Foubister: Raymond Allan  Foubister, late of Whonnock,  passed away January 1, 1978,  at the age of 35 years. Survived  by his parents David and Alida  Foubister of Sechelt. his brother,  Ron Foubister, Pasadena California. Funeral service was  held Saturday, January 7th at  Sechelt. Pastor Fred Napora and  Rev. Ron Foubister officiated.  Interment Seaview Cemetery.  Devlin Funeral Home Directors.  Ralph and Cathy Henderson  are very proud to annouce the  are very proud to announce the  arrival of their baby son, Kevin  Daniel. #2  Kiwanis Village Society wish to  express our thanks to ail those  donors to the Christmas Card  Fund. Proceeds went to Senior  Citizens party at the village.     #2  Work Wanted  HIGGS MARINE SURVEYS LTD.  Insurance claims, condition and  valuation surveys. Serving the  Sunshine Coast and B.C. Coastal  Waters. Phone: 885-9425,  885-9747, 885-.lb43. 88(i-9546. tfn  Most trees, like pets, need care  and attention and trees arc our  speciality.  * Topping  * Limbing  * Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed service.  Peerless Tree Services Ltd.  885-2109  Coming  Events  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON  GIBSONS WILDLIFE CLUB  Regular general meetings 1st  Wednesday of each month. 7:30  p.m. at Clubhouse. tfn  Edgar Cayce's interpretation of  the Book of Revelations, slides  and discussion 8:00 p.m. Friday.  January 20th at Wilson Creek,  Community Hall. Donations.  For info: 886-2302. HI  Ski Bus to Whistler Mountain  b:00   a.m.   Sundavs.   885-3279.  Fast, Clean, Efficient  CHIMNEY CLEANING  Vacuum equipped. 886-7785. tfn  Bob KeUy Clean Up Ltd.  A load on this truck  is a load off your mind!  886-9433    " tfn  Fully Qualified Electrician  it Free Estimates it  886-2546 tfn  * CAT-BACKHOE *  GRAVEL TRUCK AVAILABLE  Land clearing, Septic systems  886-9633 886-9365  1 TON TRUCK FOR HIRE  Light Moving & Hauling  Gardening & Light Landscaping  After 6 p.m. call 886-9294.  Timber Wanted plus Alder  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D & O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700.  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creeks  WANTED  Used Furniture  w What Have You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons 886-2812  24" rcsaw or shake blocks. $150.  a  cord.     Leave   message    at  885-5074. #13  Opportunities  * Portraits       * Weddings *  * Passports  *  Commercial *  * Copy and Restoration work *  Professionally done in your home  or in ours.  Day or  Evening call  886-7964.  Found  Gent's watch in Gibsons Mall.  Owner please idenify by calling  980-2154. HI  LOST  In Gibsons: 1 set of keys with  V.W. insignia, losl Oct. 31/77.  886-9265. #2  EMERGENCY CHARGES  This is to remind the public that  as of October 1. 1977, St. Mary's  Hospital has been charging more  for the use of their Emergency  Department to those people who  are not true emergencies. It  is felt that this department has  been abused in the past and in  order to provide the best service  possible to Ihe public, we wish to  make it clear that we are an  emergency facility.  The Charge of $2.00 will remain for the following categories  as defined by B. C. Hospital  Programs and includes the definition of an emergency admission:  1. Any accidents occurring within  24 hours.  2. Any acute illness occurring  within 24 hours.  3. Appointments made for you  by your doctor lor particular  examinations, which ordinarily  cannot be handled by clinic  facilities such as minor surgery,  dressings for acute illness or  cast changes following surgery or  accidents.  A basic charge of $10.00 plus  $5.00 for any specific services will  be made for the following:  1. Non-residents of British  Columbia.  2. Illness or accident left untreated for previous 24 hours.  3. Those who drop in to see a  Doctor.  Enquiries, regarding the above  may be directed to the Nursing  Staff or Administration of the  Hospital, if necessary.  Please note that the above  charges in comparison to other  hospitals in the Lower Mainland  area are still favourable.  N. Vucurevich  Advt. H2 Administrator  Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.  Gibsons Athletic Hall. 8:30 p.m.  Every Monday. 886-9059 or  886-9904 for Information.       ��2t>  DISCERNING ADULTS: Shop  discreetly by mail. Send SI.00  for our latest fully illustrated  catalogue of marital aids for  both ladies and gentlemen.  Direct Action Marketing Inc.  Dept. U.K., P.O. Box .1268.  Vancouver. B.C. V6B3X9,       tin  For Sale  1976 Glen River. 12xhK' trailer.  like new. Set up. skirled with  porch. Must sell immediately.  $15,000. firm. 8852496. ��2  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  3 sets of wheels from mobile  home. 1 Idler J: 2 Breakers.  Pad #95. SlOOoaih 886-9393. #5  10"   Beaver   professional   table   I  saw,  1'/)  H.P.  motor.    Almost  new. $300. 885-2994. #2  ALDERWOOD FOR SALE  D & 0 LOG SORTING  886-7896 S3  Browning    22    semi-automatic,  '/  like new.    $165.00 (new $224.i  Homelite Super-mini chain saw.  $100.00, firm.    110 volt clothes  dryer $135.00. 885-9750. #2  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  ********* AUTOMOTIVE   *********  '��� JAMIESON AUTOMOTIVE-  TOYOTA  New & Used Car Sales  All Make, Parts& Services  l    Gibsons AL JAM I ESPN Phone 886-7919  ' NEEDTlRES'  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  .it llwS HENDSon Hiqhvuv 101  Phone 886-2700  ###/��*v BUILDING SUPPLY *****m*m  ��urst eitttrit Ito.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons, Roberts Creek & Madeira Park  885-3133  J. McKenzie Ron Blair. P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd. P O. Box 387 Sechell   VON 3A0  Box 860  Gibsons  Phone  886-7605  ******** MISC. SERVICES *********  Zolar CpapRvX  tsiar^ai/ufm/ailksciten primiu]  tClimitwnS. KAg>TRlSH 886-2640  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COASTHIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying  TWIN CREEK LUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  Everything lor your building Needs  Free Estimates Phone 888-2291 -2  Wl\BE ELECTRIC IrrJ,  RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL - INDUSTRIAL  Maintenance     Pole Line   Electronics  ���POWER   TO   THE   PEOPLE"  #####/iV##    EXCAVATING    *******  ' CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK V  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterlmes. etc.  Ph 8B5-2921 flooerts  Creek  P. M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  P.O. Box 609  Sechelt, B.C.  Bus. 885-233!  Res. 886-7701  rH/ss^  CE'S  fOK  RENT  rHis  spA  Ct 's  5 FOR  RE  NT  "Serving  Langdale  to Earls  Cove"  /^mm*  1 n  ���WINDSOR���\  ���ni��nw  Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Blfolds,  Construction Plywood, and all Accessories.  Delivery Phone 886-9221  Highway 101, Gibsons  J.B. EXCAVATING  886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage Installation  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing  ^  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields   -*���-  W. W. UPHOLSTERY & BOAT TOPS LTD.  Everything for your upholstery needs  FOAM - PLEXIGLASS SALES  ********* CARPENTRY ****  886-2311  CADRE CONSTRUCTION LTD.  - HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION -  Framing, remodelling, additions^  I   Payne Road Gibsons  STANHILSTAD ROOFING  DUROID. SHAKES  OPREROOEING  Gibsons RR 1. Port Mellon Highway       Phone 886-2923  L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations - Ready-Mix Concrete  885-9686 Porpoise Bay Road Box 172, Sechelt, B. C.  R & B BULLDOZING & BACKHOE  GRAVELTRUCK  Septic Systems   Land Cleari ng  886-9633 or 886-9365  , S  ********** **********  886-7310  1779Wyngaert.  SUNSHINE  KITCHENS  LTD.  KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS  886-9411  DAY or EVENING  Showroom In the Twilight Theatre Bldg.  THOMAS HEATING  OIL BURNER SERVICE       ......  Complete Instrument OOD'/lll  PIANO & ORGAN LESSONS YOU ENJOY  Ages 3 to? 886-9030  loooir.    A/U.fn/.H Authorized teacher  Jessie uMottteai   for pre.schooi  B. C. Registered Music Teacher       children       j  PENINSULA OFFICE & BOOKKEEPING  SERVICES LTD. Phone 886-2511  Box 1066 (Dental Block) Gibsons, B.C.  ��� COMPLETE BOOKKEEPING SERVICES ���  VjUso offices In SECHELT 885-2900 and MADEIRA PAKK 883-2232,  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES NOTIONSetc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE TO ALL MAKES  SEW EASY  Cowrie St. Sechelt 885-2725  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon lo Ole s Cove  885-9973  Commercial Container* available  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs lor VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  Marv Volen  886-959/  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials lot Sale  Phone 886-2664     Member Allied Van Lines     RR   I, Gibsons  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION S. MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cablnetsand Fixtures it 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   it Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty  R.BIRKIN  885-3417        Beach  Ave..   Roberts  Creek       885-3310  ********* ELECTRIC  ANDREASSEN    ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.I Serving the Sunshine Coast  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  PerAndreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  CLOCKS REPAIRED  Hanbury Road      885-3163  ********* PLUMBING ******  RAY COATES PLUMBING  886-7695  Contract Renovations & Service Work  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING -PIPEFITTING-STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  CARMI CRANE SERVICE  Industrial or Residential Lifting  Phone  886-2401 or 886-2312   ���������  Res. 886-9949  Gutters  Phone:  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  Commercial ooe ooao  Residential M5-2992  Eaves Troughs  Maintenance  Continuous  FrPP  PERMATRUSS FABRICATORS     Estimates  (Gibsons) Ltd. 886-7318  Located next to Windsor Plywood p q. Box 748  At rear of Shannon Industrial Supplies Gibsons, B.C.  GIBSONS LAWN MOWER &     886-2912  CHAIN SAW SERVICE  Gibsons Industrial Park, #5, Shaw Rd.  "Repairs to all makes"  DOGWOOD    CHE    886-2888  ��� Breakfast (All day)  ��� Lunches  ��� Dinners Gibsons, B.C  THIS  sM  ce is  FOR  KENT  th'IS  spA  CE 1  SFO  R R  i;N'i'  ������Ha 10.  Coast News, January 10,1978.  MR. SMALL BUSINESSMAN OR  ENTREPENEDRS ABOUT TO GO  INTO BUSINESS  Let a successful retired business person review  your business and plans, making recommendations which could lead to greater success for you.  Phone J.   Gough,   CASE  Co-ordinator,   FBDB,  at 980-6571 or write to 145 W. 15th, North Vane.  SCHOOL BUS RUNS IN BAD WEATHER  The following is an extract from Board  Policy:  "In those situations where the manager  of the contract buses decides that the  buses will not run, then:  (a) The manager will notify the School  Board officials who will notify the Board  Chairman as soon as practical.  (b) The School Board will notify the  following radio stations:  (i) CKWX (ii) CKLG (iii) CJOR  Parents should, therefore, note that if  they have any doubts about whether the  buses will run or not they should listen  to one of the above radio stations from  7:00 a.m. onwards. The fact that buses  are not running does not mean that schools  are not open. A further extract from Board  Policy reads as follows:  The staff and secretarial help make  every reasonable effort to report to their  schools and pupils who do not use school  buses are expected to attend school.  BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES  R.Mills  Secretary-Treasurer  iGrtuifc  m 885-3271  '*]�� New location:  =rppj       nrf AVE Wharf Road, Sechelt  U-L-I ' " U   ������'(Beside Golden City Restaurant)]  $2,000 DOWN and $165 per month gets you into this 3 bedroom basement home, with tireplace and garage. Close to  all amenities. Chuck Dowman 885-9374.  VIEW DUPLEX - Excellent location. Large suites with a  terrific view over harbour. Level walk to shops and post  B35C3B& $49,900. Chuck Dowman 885-9374.  SPECULATE ��� On this fix it special. 3 bedroom house and  cottage. Double corner lot on school bus route to Arena.  Only $22,500. with $4,000. down. Chuck Dowman 885-9374.  GOWER POINT ROAD - VIEW - Large new 3 bedroom  house, with full basement. Attractive brick fireplace In  large living room, also fireplace in basement. Quality kitchen  cabinets, all windows double glazed, situated on approx.  V? acre. An excellent home at the asking price of $64,000.  Try your offer. Jim Wood 885-2571.  SANDY HOOK ROAD - ACREAGE - Excellent mobile  home with improvements, on large concrete pad, very large  garage with workshop area, vegetable garden. This desirable  2.8 acres of parklike property has subdivision possibilities  or develop your own country estate. Price $39,900. Jim  Wood 885-2571.  SECHELT - MEDUSA STREET - 3 bedroom solid construction. Franklin fireplace in living room, hardwood  floors, roomy kitchen, close to the park and all amenities.  Owner wants action so try your offer on the asking price of  $39,900. Jim Wood 885-2571.  GIBSONS - NEW NEW NEW - Located on Chaster Road,  close to the new school, this 3 bedroom ranch style attractive  well constructed home is a must to see on your shopping list  for homes. Brick fireplace in large living room, quality  carpets throughout, large carport. The price Is rlghtl $42,900  Jim Wood 885-2571.  SANDY HOOK WATERFRONT - 75' ot quiet waterfront.  Good moorage. Close to Vi acre. Must sell. Asking $21,200.  Offers. Ed Baker 885-2641.  BAYVIEW VIEW LOT. 103x200. Serviced. Good building  site. $17,000. Ed Baker 885-2641.  BEAUTY ON THE BEACH - HOPKINS LANDING -  1500 sq. ft. home on a 75' lovely beach. 3 bedrooms, fireplace, large loft and in immaculate condition. Asking  $106,000. Larry Reardon 885-9320.  LOWER GIBSONS ��� This Is an old-timer looking for a new  owner. 2bedrooms, view, new furnace, good size lot. Priced  at $19,900. Larry Reardon 885-9320.  GIBSONS ��� SCHOOL ROAD - One acre zoned tor multiple  ,     .������      rt.;���A ����� *cc inn    Urr.< Caar^nn fiM.Q1?n  REVENUE ��� This older duplex has 3 bedrooms on the  upper floor with a large kitchen. Good size living room with  fireplace and view. Lower suite has 2 bedrooms and sun  porch for storage or? $4,000. down and rent covers balance.  Chuck Dowman 885-9374.  HOUSE AND ACREAGE ��� Attractive modern bungalow  situated on 8.4 acres. 2 bedrooms, living room with fireplace,  dinette and modern kitchen. Large family room, garage and  workshop. Stove, fridge. Asking $78,500. Ed Baker  885-2641.  VIEW LOT- Near Sargeant Bay. 103'x200'. Arbutus and  other small trees. Good building site. Asking $17,000.  offers. Ed Baker 885-2641.  AGENTS   FOR   WELCOME   WOODS    DEVELOPMENT.  V'i acre treed lots - as low as $8,500. -10% down.  Century West Real Estate Ltd.  Every Office Independently Owned and Operated  For Safe  GIBSONS  Building Supplies  Nail 10 Suinycrnsjl Pi am  INSULATION  R 28 23" FF M30/M  R20 23"FF S250/M  R 12 lS'FF S2.99/bag  ROOFING  210 sq. Butt Tru-Seal  $24.99/sq.  ABS 800 SEWER PIPE  3" Perfo 49��/ft.  4" Pcrfo 65<7ft.  LUMBER  2x4 Econ. Studs 59cea.  2x4 Std. & Better Hemlock  S229/M  2x10 Std. & Better Hemlock  S279/M  2x 10 Utility Hemlock  SI85/M  CEDAR SIDING  1x8 Utility Channel      S180/M  7/8x10 Utility Bevel   $150/M  PLYWOOD  3/8" D-Grade Unsanded  $5.79 ea.  GIBSONS BUILDING  SUPPLIES  886-8141  TREE FARMER SKIDDER 1965  C5BD., H.D. P.R. 75 Axles and  spare parts, including 2 differentials, 2 P.R. 75 Hubs, 2 axles,  etc. R.O.P.S. $7,500.00 firm.  883-2552,826-8840. tfn  NEED   A   NEW   MATTRESS?  Try foam! All Sizes.  Custom Tire Covers - See our  samples at:  W.W. UPHOLSTERY & BOAT  TOPS, LTD. 886-7310. tfn  RESTRICTED  ADULT  THE LOVE SHOP -  GOURMET LOVER'S GUIDE  and CATALOGUE  Lotions, Vibrators, Marital  Aids, Sensuous Lingerie,  Books. Enclose $2.95 cheque  or money order, payable to:  All Pharma Research Ltd.,  Dept. 316X, Box 200, Stn A,  Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2V2.  For Sale  Braun kitchen machine, hardly  used, still under guarantee $100.  Sears meat grinder & salad &  sausage maker, as new $35.00.  Osteriser, 10-speed pulsomatic.  large & small jar $25.00, Hot  tray (new) $6.00. Car Vacuum  $15.00. Mickey Mouse child's  record player, works $6.00.  886-2513. #3  TIFFANY LAMPS FOR SALE  883-3818 tn  Component stereo, amplifier,  AM/FM, tuner, turntable, cassette tape deck, speakers, also  C.B. radio w/ antenna. Call  885-5734. #4  Professional Ear Piercing  Fast and Painless, lovely birth-  stone studs and Pewter earrings. Gibsons Girl & Guys  Salon, Lower Gibsons. Call  886-2120. tfn  1976 Papoose Camper, for small  truck, excellent cond., propane  stove, with jacks. $1,600. firm.  After 6 call 885-3153. H7  ALDER - $45.00 a Cord  Delivered. 885-2456. tfn  Car vacuum $15.00. Mickey  Mouse child's record player,  works $6.00. 886-2513. #3  Homelite Chain Saw, 16" bar,  $75.00. Bathroom sink with  fixtures, $25.00. After 6 p.m.  call 885-3369. #2  For Rent  Fully modem 3 bdrm home  in lower Gibsons, carpeted  throughout. Fireplace. Avail,  immed. $325. per mo.  2 bedroom apartment  overlooking Keats island, lower  Gibsons. Carpeted, modern.  $230. per mo.  Self-contained modern bed  sitting room in lower Gibsons  overlooking sea, partly furnished,  W/W, utilities incl. Avail. Feb.  1st. $165. per mo.  Modem 2 bedroom home  W/W throughout. Fireplace and  carport. Located at Grandvicw &  Chaster. Avail, immed. $325.  pernio. Heat and light included.  CENTURY WEST  REAL ESTATE LTD.  88S-327I  Help Wanted  Community Resource Society  Requires  Homemakers  Training to be given in January. For more  information or an interview appointment,  Please call 885-2876.  HELP WANTED  TEACHER AIDE FOR FRENCH INSTRUCTION  School District No. 46 (Sechelt) has an opening  for a Teacher Aide (preferable bilingual) to assist  French Teachers at Pender Harbour and Chate-  lech Jr. Secondary Schools. This is a time-durated  position for the period February 1, 1978 to April  28, 1978, 5 hours per day. Hourly rate still to be  established but estimated to be approximately  $5.20 per hour. Applicants should apply in writing  to the undersigned by January 27,1978.  R.Mills  Secretary-Treasurer  Tf  HELP WANTED  BRITISH COLUMBIA  HYDRO  AND POWER  AUTHORITY  The Sechelt District Office is inviting Applications from male and female, minimum age 19  years, for the position of District Meter Reader.  In general, this position requires the duties of  routine nature in reading meters, making special  meter readings as required, taking applications  for electrical service and attending to customer's  inquiries of complaints of a routine nature as  occassioned by meter reading duties. Areas to  be covered, from Port Mellon to Earls Cove - East  Egmont, including various Islands of the Sechelt  Peninsula. The applicant should have a general  academic background to facilitate dealing with  the public, equivalent to partial High School  Course, has to be physically fit, neatness and  legibility of handwriting and figures will be considered. Must have a good driving record and  should be a holder of a Valid B. C. Driver's  License. Applications to be submitted to the  Sechelt District Office, Attention: E. Hensch,  District Manager, Box 159, Sechelt, B.C. VON  3AO, not later than January 20,1978,  For Rent  Large 3 hdrm duplex, w/w carpets, on Hwv 101 Roberts Creek.  $250. per month, heat included.  I'hone eves: 885-5305. #4  Spacious 2 hdrm duplex on North  Kd.. I'/i balhs. utility room,  garage with storage, close to  schools & shops. Avail. Feb. 1st.  $225. per mo. 886-7625. #4  Gibsons waterfront, large furnished 1 bdrm suite. $200. per  mo. 886-7108. #2  House for rent near store, Hopkins Landing. For view call  886-2898. #2  Partly furnished 2 bdrm waterfront, Davis Bay. Fireplace and  wood heater, plus electric heat.  Couple preferred. Ref's req.  Avail. Feb. 1st. $260. per mo.  885-3310 or 885-3417. _       Jl  Newly decorated 2 and 3 bdrm.  apts. Stove, fridge, heat and  cablevision incl. in reasonable  rent. Sorry, no pets. Close to  schools and shopping. 886-7836  tfn  $125. per month includes clean  sleeping room, private entrance,  carport, weekly linen & cleaning,  One employed gentleman.   Call  886-7559. #3  For R*ni  Furnished 2 bdrm mobile home,  clean and private. Selma Park  Vista. Couple preferred. Ref's  req. No pets. Avail. Feb. 1st.  $260. per mo. 885-3310 or  885-3417. #2  2 bdrm home. $175. per month,  Pender Harbour area. 883-2321.   #4  Wanted to  Renf  Professional family seeking 3  bedroom unfurnished home to  rent, Gibsons area. Modern  house with larger lot preferred.  Immediate occupancv. Call  886-9180. #4  WANTED TO RENT  Responsible couple returning to  Alberta in May require  1 or 2  bdrm   furnished   house.      Call  886-2770. #2  Cars & TruckT   Ca" & Trucks  Boats  Condominium: Three bedrooms  plus family room, l'/j baths,  carpets, $300. per mo. Call  886-2703. tfn  New 2 bdrm., 2 bathrooms, unfurnished home, elec. heat,  near Post Office and stores in  Roberts Creek. 885-3388. #3  2 bedroom house, unfurnished,  corner Sunshine Coast Hwy and  Gail Road. Avail, immed. $250.  per mo. 886-7261. #3  REDROOFFSAREA  2 BEDROOM HOME  Modest but completely furnished.  CLOSE TO BEACH  Beautiful   sunsets   and   partial  view of the ocean.  AVAILABLE  APRIL 1st - SEPT. 1st.  $250.00    per    month    utilities  included. ���  885-3752 #3  1 bdrm. Duplex, all electric,  furnished. Avail. Jan 1st. Sorry,  no pets or children. $150. per  month. Sunshine Coast Trailer  Park. 886-9826. t.f.n.  2 bdrm furnished trailer, near  waterfront. Sorry, no dogs.  886-2887 or 886-9033. t.f.n.  24' Reinell w/ Command bridge,  new in July 1975, 225 H.P. Volvo,  280 leg, F.W.C., trim tabs,  head, swim grid, new anchor,  moorage available in Secret  Cove. F.P. $12,500. or best offer.  Days: 885-9979,eves: 885-2084.  18' fibreglass workboat, 302  Ford jet-drive. Sturdy tow-post.  Runs well. $3,200. or swap?  886-2737. #2  HIGGS MARINE SURVEYS LTD.  Insurance claims, condition and  valuation surveys. Serving the  Sunshine Coast and B.C. Coastal  Waters. Phone:    885-9425,  885-9747,885-3643, 886-9546. tfn  8' fibreglass dinghy with floatation. Needs repair. $40.00.  886-2513. #3  Sport/Yak  as  new.  $125.00. 885-3752.  #2  IAN MORROW & CO. LTD.  Prompt attention to your marine  survey    requirements    Tor    all  transactions and Insurance needs.  Phone 886-2433,886-9458.      052  LIVESTOCK  Good local Ladner Hav for sale.  Call 596-0920. #5  Hay for sale - $1.00 a bale. Mulch  50 cents. 885-9357. tfn  HORSESHOEING  Bob Hopkins  Call 886-9470 eves.        #41  JAMIESON AUTOMOTIVE  At the comer of Payne Rd.  and Hwy 101  886-7919  DL0I342A  1972 Chev Bel Air  Vinvl Top. V8. Auto.  P.S..P.B.  1974 Bulek l.uius 2-door  H.T���Auto, P.S.,P.B.  1' 69 Ford Torino  1967 Cougar V8 Auto.  P.S.,l'.B..Radiarrires  1973 Fold Ranger Pick-up  V8, Auto..P.S..P.B.  1967 Pont. Grand Prix 396  Auto, P.S..P.B., 47.000 miles  1972 Ford F-100 Pick-up  V8, Auto.,P.S..P.B.  1970 Maverick 6 cyl., Auto.  1972 Toyota Pick-up Classic  1976Chevelle Maiibu Classic  4-door, H.T..V8. Auto.  P.S.. P.B.. Radio  1970 Chrysler 300 4-door  H.T. Air cond., V8, Auto.  P.S..P.B.  1968 Chrysler Newport  4-door, H.T.. V8, Auto.  P.S..P.B.. Radio  1966 Plymouth Belvedere  6cyl.. Auto. P.S.  1969 Pontlac 2-door  H.T.,V8,P.S.,Auto.  1973 Flat 128  4-door, H.T. Standard  1968 Ford Falrlane H.T.  V8. Auto.. P.S.,P.B.  1969 Viva 4-door Sedan  1966 Ford Galaxlc V8 Auto.  Rebuilt 390 Motor  1976 Courrler Pick-up  with Canopy  1974 Dodge Van  6cyl.. Auto.  JAMIESON AUTOMOTIVE  886-7919  Wire wheels. British, for Datsun,  14" Z models, set of 4.   Phone  885-.1752. #2  '76 DATSUN B-210  Al CONDITION  Complete w/ radio, side guards,  rear window defroster, fabric  scats & carpeted floor, 11.000  miles, dark green.  S2.8OO.0O or BEST OFFER  885-3752. #3  1968 Ford Pick-up F-100. like  new, $1,500. 885-3279. #2  1972 Maverick, good condition,  asking $1,777. Please phone  885-3876. #2  1971 Capri. 1600, runs well,  good tires, best offer. I'hone  88(1-9973. #2  Mobile Homes  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  NEW UNITS  14 x 70 Alio. 3 hdrm. carpet  throughout. Fully furnished  in Colonial decor. Built-in  combination dishwasher  range wilh eye-level oven.I  built-in buffet with hutch.  14 x 70 Mnnco. 3 bdrm. plus|  den. Fully furnished. Built-in  dishwasher, washer & dryer,  range and fridge. Carpel  throughout. 2-piece ensuite  plumbing.  USED UNITS  1966   Chickashn   10x50   -   3|  bdrm. furnished with 14 x 20|  extension.      Loads   of   cup  hoards.  Set up on large, wel  landscaped lot.  24 x 48 double wide. 2 bdrms.I  plus   den.    fully    carpeted,  5 appliances.   Large sundeck  two paved driveways.  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR M, Gibsons, 886-9826  12 x 60 Mobile Home, semi-  furnished on Landscaped lot on  North Road. School bus stops  right at driveway, mail box is  close by too. A good price at  $24,700 or make me an offer.  886-9041. tfn  SUBDIVISION  CONSULTATION  REAL ESTATE  LORRIE GIRARD  8S6-7760  ft  JONMcRAE  885-3670  AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  Office: 886-2277  Vancouver Line:  TollFree: 682-1513  CHRIS KANKAINEN  885-3545  APPRAISALS  MORTAGES  NOTARY PUBLIC  ARNE PETTERSEN  886-9793  HOMES  *****************  SARGENT ROAD: Custom built home on  a lovely landscaped terraced view lot.  Master bedroom has ensuite and double  closets. Mahagony custom cabinets.  Two heatllator fireplaces, double windows and screens. Full basement with  finished rec room. Separate utility room  and a workshop. Carport and cement  driveway. $61,500.  *****************  CHASTER ROAD: New home, well built  with lull basement. Double plumbing,  three bedrooms, fireplaces, wrap around  sundeck Basement partitioned off  ready for rooms and plumbing. An excellent area with a new school two blocks  away. This Is a real family home. Could  be purchased with as low as 5% down  payment. $49,000.  GLASSFORD ROAD: Beautiful well  built Spanish style home in new develop-  ment area. Many extras including arches  throughout, lovely fireplaces up and  down. Extra large master bedroom and  a skylight in master bathroom. W/W  carpeting throughout. Well designed  kitchen with sliding glass doors from  dining area to large sundeck. Full unfinished basement $47,500.  SARGENT ROAD: Lovely three bedroom  home with cozy fireplace on quiet no  through street One halt basement has  finished rec room and utility area and  lots ot room for storage. New wall to  wall carpeting ana many extra features.  You have to see this home and appreciate  the beautiful view over the fully landscaped yard out to the Harbour and  Keats Island. The large backyard has  a nice garden and many fruit trees. An  excellent value. $49,900.  DAVIDSON ROAD: Spectacular view  and privacy in Langdale Ridge. Large  three bedroom home has all large rooms.  Fireplace downstairs. Separate carport  allows more room for expansion in the  full basement. Large cedar sundeck and  many extra features. Enter by way of  nicely treed panhandle driveway to the  Vi acre you can call home. $54,900,  GRANDVIEW ROAD: Fantastic fully  finished large family home on almost one  acre view lot. Three bedrooms on main  floor plus another finished in basement.  Rec room Is roughed in with plumbing for  wet bar. Two fireplaces, skylights,  special lighting and large sundeck over  double carport. Excellent value. $64,900,  SOUTH FLETCHER: A beautiful view  of Gibsons Harbour is only one of the  many features of this four bedroom  home. Others include a feature wall  fireplace, hardwood floors, lovely large  kitchen and (or the handyman a 16 x 18  workshop. A great value. $39,900.  LANGDALE RIDGE: Full basement  1218 square foot home on view lot.  Three large bedrooms. Corner fireplace  facing living room and dining room.  Also has eating area off the kitchen.  Extremely well constructed home with  large sundeck and carport. An Ideal  family home. $52,900.  NORTH FLETCHER: Three bedroom  home on approximately 80 x 145' lot.  The living room and master bedroom  share the beautiful view of Keats, the  Gap, and the Bay area, Healilator fireplace. Wrap around sundeck with  wrought Iron railings. Separate garage,  tool shed, nicely landscaped This home  Is an excellent value. $39,900,  WEST SECHELT: Lovely waterlront  three bedroom home overlooking Georgia  Strait and (he Trail Islands. Tramway to  beach with level building site on lower  level. Extras include covered front  deck and a sauna. $59,500.  TRAIL BAY: Cozy older type home on  leased wa(e;!ronl property. Situated In  a peaceful ana quiet area wilh a safe  sandy beach, beaut ih.'' view and desirable southwesterly exposure. Large  lot with level landscaped grounds around  the home and a nicely treed ban!', lo the  rear. $16,000.  DAVIS BAY: Mission Point waterfront.  Two small cottages on 60' waterfront  property wilh a 20' lane along side.  Property Is on Tsawcome lease land and  Is prepaid to October 1993. Level to  beach, privacy and spectacular unobstructed view. Tenant presently renting  one of the cottages. This is your opportunity to Invest in desirable water-  frontage. $24,900.  SARGENT ROAD: Custom built uniquely designed home Spectacular view,  landscaped terraced lot In exceptionally  good area. Three bedrooms on main  floor, sunken living room, two fireplaces,  ensuite plumbing off master bedroom.  Full basement, built In bar. If you are  looking for quality built and original  design this is the home for you. All  appliances Included. $72,900.  NORTH ROAD: Fantastic potential  here! 4Vi acres level, mostly cleared  property. A truly lovely double wide  24 x 60.1440 square fool luxurious mobile  home. Has a built in wel bar. family  room, huge square bathtub in ensuite  off master bedroom and walk-in closet.  Three bedrooms, wall to wall carpet  throughout. All this plus a three bedroom home with acorn fireplace. Presently rented for $200.00 per month. Make an  appointment to see this today.     $75,000  WATERFRONT: Sechell Reserve lease  Large lot approximately 60 x 300 Small  rented cottage on level waterfront lot  Hydro in, water available. This is a  very exclusive protected area       $5,750  LOTS  UPLANDS ROAD: Twuanek. Ideal  recreational lot in beaullfully wooded  and park like area Zoned for trailers.  This lot overlooks Sechelt Inlet and the  Lamb Island. $8,900  ALDERSPRING ROAD: 50' x ISO' ot  the best garden soil in the hear! ol  Gibsons, On sewer close to shopping  and Post Office. Potential view ot the  Bay area. Excellent terms available.  $10,500.  GOWER POINT ROAD: 100' of water-  trontage, steep but manageable slope.  Hydro and water on the esplanade road  217' deep with a completely unimpeded  view to Vancouver Island. Faces south  west lor lots ol sunshine. $15,900.  VELVET ROAD: Beautiful view lot in  desirable area Priced well below assessed value at: $11,000  WHARF ROAD: At the corner of Davidson. With a little easy clearing this  lot will be ready to build on. Walking  distance to the ferry. Lot size is 60' x  110'. $12,900.  POPLAR LANE: Newly completed)  The most conveniently located subdivision in Gibsons. Only 2 blocks from  shopping centre and both elementary  schools and secondary. Level building  sites with some clearing on a newly  formed cul-de-sac. These prime lots on  sewer and all services are going fast.  Get yours now while they last. Priced  from: $11,900.  DAVIDSON ROAD: Fantasic view from  Langdale Ridge. This lot has a small  creek on the very back of the property.  All new homes In this area. This lot is  afull 2i5lh ot an acre. $14,900.  COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT. With  waterfront as scarce as it is this double  use lot represents real value        $22,000  WEST SECHELT Waterlront building  lot 60 �� 250' overlooking Trail Islands  Adjacent lots have steps to beach  $23,500  SOUTH FLETCHER Al School Road.  Two lots of 40 > 150 each. One lot  has a cottage which could be rented.  These lots are mostly cleared and ready  tor building. A spectacular view ol Ihe  enlire Bay area and Keats Island is  included in Ihe pi ice of $27,500  HILLCREST ROAD Only $3,000 down!  Balance by Agreement tor Sale will  purchase one ol these beautiful view tots  at the end ol a timet cul-de-sac. All  underground services so there is nothing  lo mar the view These lots are cleared  and ready to build on. The ravine In  liont will ensure your privacy These  lots represent excellent value Priced  from $13,900 lo $16,900  SECHELT INLET ESTATES DeluxB  lots with a spectacular view ot Porpoise  Bay Beach facilities, nearby <noorage,  water, hydro and telephone at each tol.  Only 4''2 miles to the conveniences of  Sechelt.  FIRCREST PLACE: Lovely level corner  lot. 61' x 131' surrounded by evergreens.  Water hook up Is paid, $9,900.  ACREAGE  ROBERTS CREEK: Lower Road 2Vi  acres with year round creek Partially  finished log house on concrete foundation. $26,500.  GRANDVIEW ROAD AT 91 h Over Vz  acre very private wilh view House  plans and building permit paid lor and  included in price. Foundation, floor  slab, and plumbing dll in for a 28' x 42'  (1176sq.ft building) $19,900.  ROBERTSCREEK Highway 101 divides  this property diagonally down the centre.  Develop both sides ol the road. Try all  offers  5acres $25,000.  GIBSONS: Park Road Excellent pros-  peels tor the one who holds this potentially commercially zoned 5 acres. Lightly  cleared, close lo shopping centre and  schools. $60,000.  GIBSONS: 4.6 lovely secluded wooded  acres near Soames Mountain, in rural  Gibsons. Good holding property $32,000 Mobile Homes  "gOAST"  885-9979  HOMES  MMt     #OW��lMi  Complete  of Mobil  12x68  3 Bdrm.  2  dr.   frid��  electric ran  nished and  dance    Trs  Sechelt.     F  Eves: Jin  12x64 tv  3 Bdrm  2  dr.   f.f.  range, fully  in   Sundan  Sechelt.  12x48N  2 Bdrm  2 dr. f.f. fr  stove,     pa  comb,  space avail  Court in Se  F.P.  Ap  COAST MO  L  Box 966, E  MDL  885  COAS1  Aero  Seehe  Davei  eve  Bill: I  eve  Selection  e Homes  NEONEX  DELUXE  e   -  freezer,  je, fully fur-  et up in Sun-  tiler     Court,  :.P.   $14,500.  n 885-9987  10DULINE  DELUXE  fridge, elec.  furn. & set up  :e Court in  511,900.   F.P.  10DULINE  DELUXE  idge, dlx. gas  rtially     furn,  washer-dryer,  in Sundance  chelt. $8,900.  alyTo  BILE HOMES  TD.  echelt, B.C.  00623A  -9979  HOMES  ss from  t Legion  88S-38S9  nlngs  185-2084  nlngs  Mobile home, 12' x 68', Statesman, 3 bedroom, with all appliances. Set up on lot with care-  taking revenue. After 6 call  885-3801. #3  Property  A number to notei  885-3521  WHARF REALTY LTD.  STARTTHE NEW  YEAR WITH A NEW  HOME:  Purchase direct from  builder for cost, low  down payment, Chaster  Road area. 3 & 5 bedroom homes. Skylights,  fireplaces, unbelievable  value. 885-3356. #4  FOR SALE BY OWNER  Gibsons waterfront.     4  suites  each has own entrance.   Shows  good   return  on   full   price  of  $50,000. Call 886-7108. ��  Panoramic View Lot  Large lot in Gibsons on sewer.  Quiet area of new homes. Walking distance to stores and schools.  Easy building. $17,000. Call  886-9270. #2  For handyman or builder. Grantham's, 2 storey & bsmt. Prime  view house. $23,000. Terms.  886-7891. #2  Property  The first lady Chief Steward on the B. C. Ferries  is Norah Maclean of Gibsons, pictured here as  she goes to work in her new position.  BLANKET BRITISH COLUMBIA  & YUKON CLASSIFIED ADS  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES  Reduced $3,000. Three bedroom  house with small fruit stand on  Highway 3A $36,500. Adjoining  lot reduced $2,000. to $12,500.  Will consider trade - backhoe  etc. 112-499-2285, Keremeos. 02  BY OWNER  Langdale, brand new home,  1322 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, ensuite off master, large kitchen  and nook. Beautiful Cameo  marble fireplace, with heatlla-  tor up and downstairs. Also  roughed-in two rooms and  bath downstairs. Beautiful  view on comer lot. This home  must be seen to be appreciated. $63,000. Please  call 886-2300. #5  Nutrition  Notes  Question: I'm becoming increasingly upset by high food  prices. 1 feel that often 1 spend  a fortune at the supermarket,  but don't get much for it. What  can I do?  Answer: You. as a consumer,  have the ultimate weapon against  poor products and outrageous  prices. However, most consumers do not seem to realize  or to use their power. You can  refuse to shop some places,  and refuse to buy some products.  Frequently you'll find that a food  product you've purchased for  years, and been taught is essential is, in fact, only making you  obese (such as butter or margarine), speedy (such as instant  coffee), or decaying your  coffee), or decaying your children's teeth (such as sugar, jam,  sugar-coated cereals, and pop),  Many people live an entire lifetime without regular purchase of  these products.  What freedom: to choose not  by buy certain foods at times,  and to find other ways of eating  and drinking. I would also  suggest that you contact your  locai Consumers Association and  find out what they are doing in  your area.  Question: 1 hate milk. Do 1  need it?  VINYLDECK INSTALLATIONS  Ltd. with branches throughout  the Lower Mainland, has a  dealership opening in this area.  We train and guide you. Earn  up to $40,00 an hour. Small  investment required. Phone  465-5789 or 539-4986. #2  Answer: There's no single food  that you must include in your  diet - as you can see from the  totally different diets eaten in  different parts of the world. However, you do need the nutrients  milk provides - calcium, protein,  riboflavin and others. Calcium  is available from milk products  such as cheese, yogurt, ice cream  and also from the bones in canned  salmon and sardines, and from  beans, broccoli, carrots, cantaloupe and apricots. Protein  comes from meat, fish, poultry  and beans. Riboflavin comes in  salmon, whole of enriched breads  and cereals and milk products.  Older home with beautiful view.  3 bedrooms, basement, W/W,  elec. stove, fridge, deep freeze &  garbage burner, double garage &  workshop with own 100 amp service. On cable, sewer, etc.  $37,900. firm. Evenings call  886-2990. #4  MUST BE SEEN!  Completely modern 1,000 sq. ft.,  2 bedroom view home a few steps-  from Pebbles Beach on Franklin  Road. Features include a sunken  living room with W/W and  Franklin fireplace, large Crest-  wood kitchen, dining room,  possible 3rd bedroom, large sundeck PLUS a 400 sq. ft. fully  insulated workshop/garage.  Immediate occupancy. Appraised  at $42,500. Make an offer!  886-2738. #5  Cedar inside and out. finished  basement, 2 bedrooms up, one  down, I 'A bathrooms, sewer connected, fenced village lot.  $45,500. 886-2747 or 886-9453. #4  OWNER DESPERATE  Langdale Chines,  '/) acre view,  $12,000.  ALSO Langdale Ridge,  view lot $9,500.   Make an offer.  886-7218. #4  CONTRACTING  Interior log homes custom pre-  fabing and on site construction  of log buildings. $9.00 per sq.  foot basic price. Write or phone  Interior Log Homes. Bridge Lake,  B.C. VOKIEO. Phone 593-4440  or 593-4459. #2  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES  RAISE EARTHWORMS  Growers needed. Buy-back contract provides year-round market.  High profit potential. Full or  part-time. Write: Bait Barn  Worm Farms, 253 Harbour Ave.  North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 2E8  or call 986-1033. *2  British Columbia Historic Site  Restoration Raffle: Fabulous  prizes monthly; antiques, gold,  vacations. Send 251 and large  stamped envelope for details.  Wedgcwood Manor. Box 28,  Gray Creek, B.C. VOB ISO.     tfn  Travel  NviUuueU  *7*ouel  Let us help you plan  your trip - Business  or Pleasure  Air/Sea/Train  Tickets  Pre-packaged or  Individualized Tours  AGNES LABONTE  886-7710  Northwest Travel Ltd  Sargent Road: 4 bdrm home with  3 piece ensuite in master bdrm.  Large living room, dining room,  kitchen and nook overlooking a  fantastic view of Keats, Gibsons  and Georgia Strait. 2 fireplaces.  W/W carpets, double windows.  Finished rec room, laundry and  workshop, numerous closets and  storage areas. Landscaped.  F.P. $61,500. 886-2783. 04  Land Development  Opportunity  9Vz acres, view acreage  subdivldable into minimum 25 lots, on Chaster Road. Near school,  all utilities available.  Excellent investment.  Asking $95,000.  885-3356 #4  PUBLIC MEETING  B.C. HYDRO TRANSMISSION  LINE INFORMATION  The Sunshine Coast Regional District is sponsoring a Public Meeting to discuss a route for a  high voltage transmission line from the Squamish  area to Vancouver Island.  The purpose of the meeting is to inform area  residents of the proposed project and to provide  an opportunity for interested members of the  public to make comments. B. C. Hydro Planners  as well as representatives from consultants who  have been retained for the project, will be present.  The meeting will be held at:  Madeira Park Community Hall  Saturday, January 21,1978  2:00 p.m.  The meeting will begin with a General Meeting  to be followed by Informal Discussions.  K. BUTLER REALTY  1538 Gower Point Rd.   886-2000 or 886-2607  ROBERTS CREEK: In private setting on  nicely treed acre. Well constructed 5-room  bungalow. Consisting 2 bdrms, cozy living  room with F.P., modern U-shape kitchen off  spacious dining room. Utility, attached carport. A terrific buy at only $49,500.  ROBERTS CREEK: Over 1 acre with 300'  frontage on Beach Ave. A beautiful home-  site. Can be subdivided. $25,000.  GRANTHAMS: Up & Down duplex plus  cottage on view property. Retire with  revenue to help pay taxes, etc. Try your  offer on this one.  HOPKINS LANDING: Nicely treed lot with  great view over the Sound. Don't miss this  one at only $12,000.  GOWER POINT: 3 bedroom full basement  home on large view lot in quiet area. Good  family home with bsmt. partly finished.  Only $59,000.  ROBERTS CREEK: 2 year old 65' x 12'  mobile home nestled in on 1 acre of park  like property. Should be seen at $42,500.  <3HfV  So eat a variety of these foods  instead. Also powdered milk  may be used in cooking - even in  unusual ways, for example,  added to casseroles or spaghetti  sauce.  Question: When my lettuce  develops brown spots or brown  patches on it I never know  whether 1 should be throwing it  out. Are the brown patches  harmful?  Answer: The lettuce is all right  lo use. The brown patches occur  after you have stored the lettuce  in an enclosed area such as a  crisper, and are due to discolouration of the chlorophyll.  Coast News, January 10,1976. 11  Save your shoes...  Let our classified pages  do the walking for you.  1602 Sunshta��-Coasl Hwy Gibs 886-262*  Or-          - 886-7817  CAMpbell's  FAMILY SHOES and LEATHER GOODS  'IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SECHELT'  For Private Use or Business  AUTOVEST  Before you buy, investigate the advantages of this rent-to-  own plan. All monies paid apply to purchase. Why tie  up your cash or borrowing power? 1st and last months  rem and drive away.   EXAMpLES  Based on 36 month lease  78 F250 pickup  $148 per mo.  Total $5328.  Lease end Price  $2175.  or simply return  78 Camero HT  $139 per mc.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  78 Fiesta 3 DR  $99 per mo.  Total $3564.  Lease end Price  $1400.  or simply return  77Econoline Van  $136 per mo.  Total $4896.  Lease end Price  $1975.  or simply return  78 Zephyr Sedan  $124 per mo.  Total $4464.  Lease end Price  $1825.  or simply return  78F1504x4  $155 per mo.  Tolal $5580.  Lease end Price  $2275.  or simply return  78C100ChevPU  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Price  $1675.  or simply return  78 Dodge Van  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Price  $1875.  or simply return  78 Olds Cutlass  $139 per mo.  Total $5004  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  For further information CALL COLLECT  GILLE   CHAMPAGNE    987-7111  Belmont Leasing Ltd.  1160 Marine Drive  North Vancouver, B.C. D00479A   the GIBSONS ALLNIGHTER airtight  CUTS HEATING COSTS  Shop located in old Pasco Building  Highway 101 lower Gibsons  11b. of Wood is equal to 6000 BTU's  ��� All Heavy Steel Construction  ��� Burns 10-14 hours on one load  ��� Fire Brick Lined  ��� Hot Water coils right or left hand  on request  ��� Large Cooking Surface  ��� Custom Built to Suit House  ��� Small        Takes 20" wood        $310  ��� Medium    Takes 24" wood        $375  ��� Large       Takes 30" wood        $420  AVAILABLE AT:  Gibsons Building Supplies 866-8141  OR      After 6:00 p.m. at 886-2808  SECHELT AUTO CLINIC  IS  on Wharf Road, next to Canadian Propane  Complete  Diagnostic and  Repair Centre  The first on the Coast.  With:  * Electronic Ignition Testing  * Exhaust System Analyser  * Amp, Volt & Resistance Tester  * Distributor Tester  * Complete Brake Service Facilities,  including equipment for Turning Drums,  Arcing Shoes and Machining Discs.  We repair brakes, shocks, exhaust systems,  electrical systems, transmissions, carburetion,  and Much More.  i  COMING SOON:  ��� Valve Grinding  ��� Cylinder Boring  ��� Head Planing  ��� Magnafluxing  Tom Richardson ��� Manager  Steve Read ��� Mechanic  Herman VandeBerg ��� Mechanic  OPEN  8:00 a.m.-  4:30 p.m.  Monday to Friday  Phone 885-5311 Coast News, January 10, 1978  Business advice available Guess where  Blaine Hagedorn congratulates the winners of the Super Vaiu trip to San Francisco, Sandy  and Anne .lack of Martin Road in Gibsons. The .lacks will enjoy their trip on February 17th.  More letters to the editor  Continued From Page Two  It would appear that this is  the only way to go, in which  any of us will ever again sec the  cost of a half-acre lot at $1000.  or less. It is the only way we  can hope to put up our own small  house, with negligible taxes. One  man alone can accomplish  nothing with the Land Department. But even the Forestry  F .'parimcnt admitted that if  sufficient people demanded it  they would willingly iove their  border lines 660 feet >ack from  the highway. Those readers  interested should feel free to  telephone or write me and then  we will T up a meetin*;. Call  885-2b8S. Box 517. Sechelt,  B.C.  Alex R, Simpkins  Sechelt. B.C.  Support  Editor:  Yesterday we received several  clippings and a certain weekly  column from your newspaper.  A friend sent them as she knows  wc have a personal interest.  As much as wc enjoyed Ihe  pictures under the heading The  Community Forum 1M77. the  paragraph that caught our attention was: Meanwhile, back in the  kitchen, students from the Elphinstone French class were preparing large vats of spaghetti  and meat sauce in a I'..nd raising  effort to send the class to Quebec  next summer.  We are in Costa Rica on a  CESO project. There are two  couples with us. also CESO  volunteers, from Quebec. In  two months wc have become good  friends, the,) arc Canadians lust  and just as concerned as wc  are about the problems between  our two cultures.  I shop each day with the  ladies, one speaks some English  the other none al all. Unfortunately I do not speak French. You  would be ama/ed how well we  get along and how much wc  enjoy each others company.  Here, we all have the same problems as we try to communicate  in Spanish with the CostarHccn-  ses  We hope the residents ol the  Sunshine (nasi will support the  Elphinstone students in their  fund raising efforts and give  them the chance lo gel Acquainted with their fellow Canadians.  Certainly our son gained a  great deal from his travels in  his young years. Getting to  know others will make all of us  more understanding and tolerant  in this troubled world.  Margaret Matthews  San Jose.  Costa Rica  Accuracy  Editor:  I am concerned about the  frequent errors of fact that appear  in the Pender Ratepayers column  in the Coast News. This column  is the only source of information  on the subjects it discusses for  many people, so it is important  that it be accurate if the public-  is to make sound decisions.  The latest instance was a statement in last week's edition concerning a possible transfer of  subdivision approving authority  from the Ministry of Highways  to the Regional District. The  column stated that the Regional  District had had this power  since its inception, but voluntarily gave it over to Highways  to avoid high administrative  staffing costs. This is false.  Until last year, it was virtually  impossible for a Regional District  to obtain subdivision approving  power. Several had requested it  formally (not including the  S.C.R.D.), but the only one to  receive it even partially was the  Capital Regional District for the  southern Gull Islands.  The costs of ihe staff required  it the S.C.R.D. took over this  function have nol been worked  out yet. However, it appears  that they would not be prohibitively high. It is possible that  the only additional staff needed  would be a single Held technician.  The engineering aspects of subdivision are ususally the financial  responsibility �����t the applicant,  not of the approving authority.  The benefits of such a transfer should include a significant  speed-up in processing times,  which might well produce savings  In the public through lower land  costs ihat would adequate!) repay  Ihe expense,  Ihis has not been the only  inaccuracy in ihe Pender Ratepayer*, column, but there is nol  space here lo detail oilier examples. The real question is. how  In cure them.  II is claimed lhal this column  is written by a committee (although 1 have trouble visualizing  more than one person operating  a typewriter). However, if there  is a committee, surely one of  them could take the duty of  checking the information presented. In the subdivision case,  a simple phone call to the local  Highways office or the Regional  District would have done the job.  If the Pender Ratepayers won't  do this for themselves, then the  Coast News editor should. That  is, if he is concerned about Ins  paper's credibility and its responsibility for informing the  public correctly.  Adrian Stott  Box 312, Sechelt, B.C.  Uranium  Continued from Page One  protect their own local homes and  environment. It remains to be  seen whether the federal Minister of Environment, Len Mar-  chand, who was present at the  meeting, who heretofore has been  very weak in his actions to protect the future of the Fraser  River estuaries, will not act to  guard the long-term welfare of  his own constituents.  If you do nol want this or  any other uranium mine in B.C..  we ask you to write your Member  of Parliament and express your  opinion.  Can you use some advice  which could cost you very little  yet might be invaluable to you  as a business person?  The Federal Business Development Bank has a department  called Management Services.  C.A.S.E., which stands for  Counselling Assistance to Small  Enterprises, is an arm of this  department and, as the name  implies, they offer advice to  businesses.  "So what?" you might say.  "How are they going to help  me?"  To explain, the counselling  assistance is given by retired  business persons who have been  involved in management or  owned and operated their own  businesses. As a result, they  have probably experienced and  overcome those problems facing  businesses today.  The prime reason these people  work with C.A.S.E. are two  fold. One. they have a wealth of  information to share and, two.  they want to remain active in  the business community.  When you consider the cost of  this service, which is provided  by F.B.D.B., and the possible  benefits to be derived, the best  thing you might do for yourself  or your company is to investigate  it further.  Here's how it works. If you  have something relative to your  business concerning you. contact  any branch of the Federal Business Development Bank (preferably the one serving your community) and ask to speak to  someone about C.A.S.K. The Coordinator of C.A.S.E. will usually  visit your place of business,  discuss the areas of concern with  you and get your authority to  proceed with the service.  Once the areas of concern  are known, a counsellor who has  the necessary background experience is contacted and given  the assignment. He visits your  place of business, analyses the  problem areas, discusses ways of  overcoming these and summarizes it with a written report  outlining his recommendations.  The cost to you for this service  is $3.00 per hour foi the time  spent by the counsellor on your  behalf at your place of business,  or for research, plus the time  spent writing the report. F.B.-  D.B. subsidizes the service by  paying for travelling time and  expenses, plus the difference the  counsellor is paid for hour over  the charge to you.  If you are in genuine need  of advice for any aspect of your  business (or proposed business)  you should avail yourself of this  service. Because it is a confidential matter between C.A.S.E. and the client, no names  can be mentioned, however.  suffice to say that hundreds of  , operations have been given sound  advice re improving their methods of doing business. Some of  the areas covered arc problems  relating to marketing, sales promotion,    bookkeeping    records,  financial analysis and planning  production, plant operations  credit and collections, etc. Tht  end purpose is to try to help  you make your business as strong  as possible, thereby helping tc  keep the economy healthy.  If you want to discuss the  matter further, why not contacl  John Gough, Co-ordinator. at  the Federal Business Develop  ment Bank. 145 West 15th St.  North Vancouver. Or phono  MHO-6571.  You might be glad you did!  Come cry  with me  If you have any questions,  send them to Ann Napier, 170  Coast News, Box 460, Gibsons.  Dear Ann:  I'm the usual vain male in my  early 30's. My New Year's  resolution is to improve my  appearance. I have been upset  lately by the increasing amount of  hair in my comb, I'm afraid the  day is near when I'll find more  hair on my comb than I find on  my head. What can 1 do to stop  this trend?  Shedding & don't want to  Dear Shedding:  You can console yourself that  one theory is you arc producing  too many male hormones, That  doesn't sound so bad - or recently  1 read that zinc is believed to be  very good to grow hair. It seems  our present food is short  minerals. So try the health food  store. Brewers yeast is rich in  the B vitamins and is also supposed to be good for the hair.  These corrective measures may  take a few weeks, but our nerves  and the rest of the body benefit  from niacin and B12 found in  brewers yeast. Give it a whirl  and if you begin to look like a  gorilla don't blame me. I've only  read it grows hair, or it's good  for hair. Let's hear from you  again when you can sign your  letter "Hairy".  Dear Ann:  What is the most important  virtue in a relationship between  a man and a woman or any relationship? What makes some  last and some cease to be?  Searching  Dear Searching:  Chemistry, excitement and sex.  start these relationships as a  rule. Love is the best magic  I've found. The world and people  are beautiful, troubles fade away,  and for a long time this feeling  holds us together. As we come  back to earth and reality, the  loved one comes into focus. If  they are selfish and thoughtless,  we begin to notice this, for instance, if one is a taker and never  a giver, the rosy cloud starts to  recede. One must be giving and  thoughtful part of the time.  Feel the other persons' joy and  Dr. Philip Collinson  Is pleased to announce that he is opening  a practice in General Dentistry in the  Dental Centre in Gibsons, Monday  through   Saturday.  For appointment, please phone 886-9110.  Is it Smokey?  CONVERT YOUR  AN EFFICIENT  The ususal $5.00 prize will be  entries to the Coast News, Box  510, Gibsons, who correctly ide  of School Hill and South Fletchc  respond to their enthusiasms.  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