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 The Sunshine  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15�� per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  Saturday saw almost I00 picketers demonstrating outside the Bank  of Commerce in Gibsons against the dismissal of bank employees  Carol Dulyk and Eileen Quigley. Local unions feel that the two women  were dismissed for attempting to organize a union in the branch office.  I00 protest dismissals  Local bank picketed  By Ian Corrance  Getting an early start on her political career,  this young miss ponders the issues at Saturday's  demonstration.  The bulks ire made of marble/  With ��� guard at every door/ And  the vaults are stuffed with/  silver/That we have sweated for.  This and other Pete Seeger  songs were the background  music to what would normally  have been just another banking day in the Canadian  Imperial Bank of Commerce  in Gibsons> on Saturday,  April IS.  Approximately 100 union  pickets from local and Vancouver unions joined in their  support for the two local women Carol Dulyk and Eileen  Quigley, who in the eyes of  the unions were dismissed  for being union activists.  The union speakers unanimously urged anyone sympathetic to the cause to withdraw their accounts until the  two women were rehired.  Twenty-three customers who  had entered the bank reappeared to announce that  they had done exactly that.  A telegram from the bank  workers of Saskatchewan  was read to the pickets stating that thc organization  would demonstrate their  support by making an official  complaint to the Canadian  Labour Relations Board. This  news was met with loud cheering.  Other sentiments voiced  by the representatives present were that the bank work  ers would have to rely on their  own strength and the support  of the community as it was  obvious that they could not  depend on the Labour Relations Board; that the bank  should rehire or leave town;  the l.W.A. Local 171 affirmed  that the bank needs our support, we don't need theirs;  Rob Corlett speaking for the  UFAWU Fishermen's Union  described how his own union  had started out in much the  same way. Although in the  case of the fishermen the  fight had progressed to blood  shed, the basic principle  was the same and he gave his  full support. Talking as an  individual, Frank Fuller said  that one of the dismissed women had at one time been a  student of his, and he supported their right lo collective bargaining.  Further demonstrations are  being planned by the unions  involved. On Tuesday evening at the Millworkers Union  Hall in Gibsons, the heads  of unions will meet to discuss  their strategy.  Counsellors visit  Police news of the week  GIBSONS  April 7t A rash of minor break-  ins was reported. Four homes in  the Granthams area were entered  by breaking windows. All the articles stolen were recovered and  four juveniles were apprehended.  A 1977 GMC pick up was stolen  from Gibsons Building Supply  parking lot. It was recovered by  the Vancouver City Police and  three juveniles have been  charged with auto theft.  April 8i In the Langdale area  four more homes were broken  into. The thefts are believed to  have occurred over the three  preceeding days. Two of the juveniles implicated in the auto  theft of the previous day are  believed to be involved. Only  minor household items were  taken.  April Hi A bathhouse on Gower  Point Road was vandalized.  Siding was pulled off and shingles  were torn from the roof.  April 12i Willful damage occurred in the North Road area.  Sign posts were pushed over by  a vehicle. The posts were not  broken and damage was approximately $50.  April 13i The driver of a motor  vehicle lost control on Highway  101 near the Legion, Branch 109,  power and telephone poles  knocked over, and services to the  area were temporarily lost.  SECHELT  April 9i Allan Nicholls of North  Vancouver died in a diving accident in Agamemnon Channel.  It is believed that the cause of  death was from embolism.  The three Chambers of  Commerce ��� Powell River,  Sechelt and Gibsons ��� were  hosts to twenty counsellors  from the B.C.A.A. last weekend. These people are based  around the mainland and are  in direct contact with the  tourists. The object of the  exercise was to familiarize  them with the area and consequently pass this information on to the holiday makers.  The Cedars Inn, Lord Jim's  Ruby Lake Motel, the Beach  Gardens in Powell River, and  others, supplied food and  lodging during their stay.  Tyee Air flew them around  the area, horseback riding  and fishing were laid on for  them. They had a tour of  Molly's Reach by Hugh Spencer-Philips, plus a chance to  talk with the actors. Les  Peterson showed them around  April lOi A home on Warnock  Road in Pender Harbour was  broken into. $180 in cash was  taken. Police have a suspect  for questioning.  April 12: A pick up truck parked  on Mermaid Street was forcibly  entered and tape decks stolen.  April 13: A summer home in  the Pender Harbour area was  broken into. Nothing was reported missing.  April 14: A boat was deliberately set adrift from its moorage al  Argus  Aggregates  in  Egmont.  the museum, and Johnny  Smith gave them a spin on  the Persephone.  By the time the tour was  over they had a complete  idea of what tourists could  expect from thc areas, and  from their comments the  reports will be glowing.  April 18,1978  Volume 31, Number 16  Maths and Language Arts  Reports to School Board  Two committees comprised of community  members and   plication oi  theory  were nol  teachers reported back to the trustees of School District #46  handled   well;   thai   analysis  at the regular Board meeting held on April 13 on thc studies  they have been undertaking since January on the Mathematics and Language Arts programs being offered locally.  Members of the Mathematics Committee, under the chairmanship of Warren McKibbin. include Becky Mills, Wendy  Skapski, Joanne Rottluff, Derwyn Owen, Irene Miller and  Reg Thomas. The Language Arts Committee was under the  Chairmanship of Rose Nunolson. Other members consisted  of Brian Blackwell, Kay Dombroski, Colleen Elson, Iris Griffith, and Margaret Thompson.  In its findings the Mathematics Committee questioned  the timing of Survey Test  which was administered at  a time when students were  studying for their regular  examinations and also the fact  that the questions asked did  not seem to relate necessarily  to the subject matter for the  grades being tested, as the  subject matter is represented in the approved texts.  Within these boundaries the  committee   found   that   the  Fifth best ever  Arts Festival  provincial average was generally lower than they would  have expected and that the  results of students from this  district were slightly lower  than the provincial average.  They found that mechanical  mathematics functions locally were about on a par with  the provincial average though  further grounding seemed  desirable in basics, particularly multiplication. The committee further found that  problems  involving  the   ap-  The Fifth Annual Sunshine  Coast Music, Drama and  Dance Festival got off to a  vigorous start last week in the  Twilight Theatre when 156  participants comprising 116  entries strutted their stuff  before Adjudicator Norm  Leggatt. The Festival continues this week with the Speech  Arts and Drama portions of  the competition.  Last week in the Dance  Festival the Novice Ballet  Award went to Sorrell & Kes-  ter Tomkies; the Novice Tap  Dance went to Cindy Forrest and Tanya Williams; the  Novice Cabaret was won by  Beren Tomkies; the Junior  Classical Ballet Award went  to Lisa Chen; the junior  Character Ballet was taken  by Cerise Jung; Morgen All-  ward won the Junior tap  award along with Cherryl  Forsler and Marlene Sobie;  the Junior Stage Dance was  won by a group calling themselves "Elvis", from Vancouver; and Debby Middle-  ton of Gibsons took the Junior Song and Dance Award.  In thc Senior section of the  competition Shirley Arita  won the Senior 'Classical  Ballet Award; Linda Thompson won the Senior Character Ballet; Jack Kettle won the  Senior Tap Dance; the Senior Stage Dance Award was  won by Christine Irvine;  Linda Thompson won thc  Senior Song and Dance; and  Valerie   Williams   took   thc  Choreography Award.  On Monday of this week  the Speech Arts and Drama  portion of the Festival will  be held again at the Twilight  Theatre. This year will see  a total of 120 participants as  compared to only nineteen  in this portion of thc Festival  last year. Gay Scrivener will  repeat as Adjudicator this  year.  The Band portion of the  Festival will get underway  on Tuesday of this week at  Elphinstone Secondary School  before Adjudicator Fred  Turner. There will be 468  participants in total including  three bands from Powell River in addition lo the Senior  Secondary Band from Howe  Sound Secondary School in  Squamish and local bands  from Madeira Park and Sechelt Elementary Schools and  Chatelech and Elphinstone  Secondary Schools. The Band  Festival will get underway at  12:30 p.m. with solo band  instrument performers being  heard in competition at 7:00  p.m., also at Elphinstone.  Wednesday and Thursday  of this week will see the Music  portion of the Festival, also  being held at Elphinstone  Secondary School. 401 participants in this portion will  be competing in three sessions  starting at 9:00 a.m., 1:00  p.m. and 7:00 p.m. All in all  thc Fifth Annual Sunshine  Coast Music. Drama and  �� Please lum lo Page Six  of questions was weak; and  the results of questions in-  volving metrics wire nol  handled well,  In their recommendations  observed ihai there appeared  io be a breakdown in co-ordination of the math program  from grade io grade and  recommended thai the objective of each grade as laid  down by tin- Ministry of Education should be boiler coordinated. The committee  further recommended thai  computational skills should  be stressed in the elementary  years to the point that they  become automatic and that  strategics for problem solving be taught concurrent wiih  the instruction of basic computation. Other recommendations were that care should  be taken Ihat textbooks should  be matched to the core curriculum, and that since mathematics appeared lo be suffering under the semester program provision should hc  made for thc study of full-  year mathematics.  In their conclusions the  Committee urged lhal the  Board give close and careful  consideration to their repori.  The Language Arts Committee also discovered thai,  though the students of the district came close lo the provincial average there was  little cause for complacency.  Thev were particularly disturbed at thc small amount  of improvement that could be  seen in tlie results of the  Survey test between ihe work  of Grade 4 students and that  of Grade 8 students ��� a mere  8 percentage points.  The Language Arts Committee reported lhal the chief  impression loll on I he committee was that our children are  inefficient and inaccurate  readers handicapped by lack  of vocabulary and prone to  rather inefficient guesswork.  The committee generally concurred in thc Summary Report on ihe B.C.Reading  Assessment and further suggested that teachers of all  subjects should be concerned  about the level of written  communication in iheir classes and that parents might  lake a fuller role in Ihe development of their children's  reading habits.  The School Trustees received the reports with thanks  and will meel wilh Ihe respective committees lo discuss implementation of their  recommendations in October.  This late model car went out of control on High-  wav loi in Gibsons last Friday and took out  the utility poles opposite Bi-nch 109 of the Royal  Canadian Legion.  ^Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday] Coast News, April 18,1978.  m  '  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday by Glassford Press Ltd.  Bex 460, Gibsons. VON IVO Phone 886-2622or 886-7817  r- John Burnside Typesetting -CynthiaChristensen  Advertising - Penny Christian    Advertising /Photographer - Ian Corrance  Receptionist/Bookkeeper -M. M. Laplante  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Distubuted Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast.  British Columbia: $12.00 per year; $8.00 for six months.  Canada except %.C. $15.00 per year.  United States and Foreign $20.00 per year.  ��  CNA  Education  Phcri continue to be some signs that  thc general outlook on the local cduca-  il scene is brightening. The reports  brought in to the School Board meeting by the joinl teacher and community  groups who have been evaluating the  Language Arts and Mathematics programs locally provide an example. Thc  reports in both eases are comprehensive  and interesting bul more than just the  content is of interest. The concept of  members of the community and teachers  working together to evaluate the educational process and results is a heartening  one.  roo often in Ihe past the people  involved in education have existed almost in a slate ol siege mentality within  the community. The fault lay on both  sides and the indications that thc cross-  fertilization is taking place is encouraging The educators, their work within  the community, and thc view that the  community holds of llicm all stand to  gain b\ sueh a process.  Wiih the track record of the present  School Hoard ii can be confidently expected that, as the Mathematics Commute., specifically asks, the School  Board will give the reports, which are  thc product of almost three months  work, thc attention thai thev deserve.  Another educational prospect of positive aspect was the visit of the evaluation  Herbicides  All, however, is not progress alas.  No sooner is the heartening news rc-  ceived that B.C.Hydro will suspend the  use of herbicides this year than we are  told trial trie Department of Forestry  intends to use the same herbicides in the  Ore.tie: Vancouver Region, which for  Forestry purposes also includes this  area. This is nothing short of appalling,  as anyone who lias been reading thc  comprehensive and thorough report on  2.4-D thai Richard Tarnhoff has compiled for this paper, will agree.  Om would tliiuk that there would be  enough communication within the gov-  ernmeiil structure that if a major corporation such as B.C.Hydro was at last  persuaded thai ai the very least further  studies should be undertaken before  more spraying should take place, then  Worthwhile  The Chambers of Commerce of thc  Sunshine ( oast are to be congratulated  ic initiative they have evinced in  bringing lourisl counsellors to the area  as guests so thai they should be aware of  fr  from the files of Coast News  team from the Department of Education  which took place last week. In a conversation with the Coast News a spokesman  for the team, which consisted of four  Superintendents of Education, a Director  of Instruction, and a high school principal from various parts of thc province  and which included Ms Dorothy Glass,  one of thc first women superintendents  appointed in the province, indicated that  hc felt that the local high school had recovered well from the upheavals occasioned by thc recent fire and that the  school was well on the way to fulfilling  a creditable educational function and  deserving of accreditation.  None of this is to say that the local  school picture is without blemish. Educators, children, and parents are all  human and thc educational institutions  are human institutions and as such  imperfections will still be encountered.  It would appear, however, from the interrelationship with the community and  from the early indications of positive reaction from the accreditation team that  our school district is on the right track.  Certainly anyone who remembers the  endless conflict and hostility which  characterized the teacher-school board  relations five or six years ago and the  hostility and suspicion with which much  of thc community regarded its teachers,  would have to conclude that real progress  is being made in a worthwhile direction.  other government departments would be  similarly itiformed. It would appear,  however, that this is asking too much.  It becomes. apparent that dealing  with goycrnnient is a bit like fighting  with a Hydra-headed monster. Even if  one head is lopped off the others must  be dealt with as though no struggle had  yet taken place. And yet there is no option but to continue to object and demand  reconsideration. The evidence that Tarnhoff has collated for us from the study  done in thc Okanagan is chilling in the  extreme and everything possible must be  done to insist that indiscriminate use of  potentially lethal substances should be  avoided. The easy way out is not always  the best way. It is a simple truth but  one, it would seem, that our leaders have  a difficult time giusping.  the area's charms. Much of the economy  of the area depends on the tourist traffic  and it makes good sense to have the people who advise the tourists aware of what  this area has to offer.  /fl   ���i YEARS AGO  Mrs. Mario Scott, retired kindergarten  lea hi      ..o;  presented with  a scroll  i by many of her former pupils,  ly afternoon.   The presentation was  behalf of tho pupils she has  ihtduri     hei forty year career.  i II ol ihe defeat in Saturday's  rial i tentre vole il would appear  that residents and absentee voters are  ming  priority  conscious and  are  Ihemselves   for   requirements  ii    fundamental to existence on the  thine Coast.  The thought arises that if a Government can assist areas by forcing amalgamations, could they also protect areas  from ;mp actions of absentee owners?  ' - Coasl News office recently has  been host to groups of high school students interested in how a weekly news-  papei is produced.  10 YEARS AGO  A notice of motion was made to the  Municipal Council of Gibsons which  seeks lo bring local dogs under stricter  control.  Electric service to Ihe Sunshine  .Coast has been reinforced with placing of  I EC.Hydro's newest high voltage transmission line.  Fedetal Liberal M.P.for this riding,  [ Jack Davis, says Canada is in a restive  mood. "The Canadian electorate wants  a change: il wants a change in leadership and is looking for new goals, new  policies and new ways of doing things."  15 YEARS AGO  The Canadian Cancer Society through  educational programs in schools is trying  lo make young people aware of the relationship between cigarette smoking and  lung cancer.  A Coast News editorial, noting that  Jack Davis had won the greatest majority  percentage-wise in Canada, observed  that this proved "that a wide cross section of Canadians will enthusiastically  support outstanding men who offer  themselves for public office.  20 YEARS AGO  Gibsons Council expresses concern  about vandalism in this village.  600 bottles of 24,000 released during  the past two years as part of an  the past two years as part of an oceano-  graphic program have been recovered  by the Fisheries Research Board of  Canada.  The comedy "Growing Pains" was presented by the Pender Harbour High  School Drama Club.  25 YEARS AGO  Problems of school bus drivers were  discussed at a meeting of the school  board.  The new Wilson Creek Community  Park is almost ready for use.  Real Estate: Roberts Creek area ���  five-acre farm, cleared, fenced, excellent  water supply, nice house, garage,  chicken houses, fruit trees. Full Price  $1,625.00 cash.   ,:|.:,^.. ���'..   :,  . r- .�����!��-  m  I  ~"\S'  Sechelt, about 1905. Herbert Whitaker, facing camera, and  George Aman are seated on a driftwood log at the boundary  between D.L. 305 and Reserve No. 2. Our Lady of the Rosary  Church is seen flanked by native Indian homes, with bandstand above beach and cemetery beyond. Fire in 1906 destroyed this church and most houses seen here. Shore in back  ground is devoid of buildings. Photographer Philip Timms,  who often visited Sechelt early in this century, would be standing near Herbert Whitaker's store at foot of Wharf Street  for this view. Photo courtesy Isobel Whitaker Gilbert and  Elphinstone Pioneer Museum. L.R.Peterson  Musings  John Burnside  OLD TOM  1 am sorry to say the arrangements for Old Tom's  funeral turned into something  of a circus. The Yukon Ordftr  of Pioneers had set aside a  fund for the burial of destitute oldtimers. The regular  rate was $200.00. The dispute  arose because the undertaker demanded $250.00  because ��� frozen and spread-  eagled ��� Tom required special treatment. The President  refused to pay the extra  $50.00 and thc matter dragged  on from monthly meeting to  meeting while the frozen  corpse lay in the shack behind the undertaker's house.  High-Pockets Jack Milking-  ton wrote about the matter  to the federal member of  Parliament for the Yukon  and that gentleman, perhaps  more in search of publicity  than a solution, brought the  matter up in the House of  Commons and the eastern  papers picked it up and ran  it as a human interest story  on the ways of the wild  frontiersmen. It grieved me  for Old Tom had liked his  privacy.  Old Tom had lived in a  cabin on a sidehill above  Bonanza Creek about two  miles below tne junction  with Eldorado Creek and fifteen miles outside Dawson City. Almost seventy  years before, that junction had  been a small-sized town culled  Grand Forks and the creeks  above and below it had  thronged with thousands of  gold-crazed miners mining the  creek bed and thawing holes  through the permafrost on  the very hillsides, winching  pay-dirt, sluicing, drinking  at the hasty shack liquor  outlets, quarrelling, dreaming  and despairing while the  Klondike Gold Rush was at  its height. At the time of  this telling the whole stretch  of thc tortured valley of Bonanza with its half-mile wide  rippled and contiguous tailing piles left by thc giant  dredges had in its seventeen  miles only four winter-time  residents.  Closest to town on the north  side of the valley was thc cabin of Big Pete Parmacino, a  gigantic and portly Serbian  with an almost impenetrably  thick accent and a fanatically  fastidious cabin reached by a  sideroad across the tailing  'piles and a beautifully constructed log bridge over thc  creek. Art and Margie Fry  lived across the valley from  Pete a few claims further up  in what had been the dredge-  master's house. They were in  their fifties. Margie had been  born in Dawson City; Art  had come up in 1933 as an  eighteen year old professional  boxer with already thirty-  five professional fights behind him in those hungry  years. He'd been sent north  for a summer to cut wood for  the Yukon River paddle  streamers and to gain weight  for the bigger purses that his  managers envisioned. He  had been a slugger, his skills  destructive rather than defensive, and the scars of his  profession were already on  his face in the thickened  eyebrows and flattened nose.  He had met Margie and  stayed in the north to raise  five children without benefit  of running water or electricity. In the summers now  they mined together with  their children all gone south.  Above them in the valley lived  Old Tom, three miles up and  almost ninety.  In the winter time you  could drive up the valley as  far as the Fry place because  Art ploughed the road himself but to visit Tom the last  three miles had to be walked,  towards thc end of the winter  knee-deep in powder snow.  At Christmas-time just about  a year before we found him  dead I made that walk to visit  Old Tom. The weather was  relatively moderate for  Christmas-time in the Klondike, temperature about thirty-five below in a chill blue  daylight clcar-skyed but unaffected by any yellow with  the sun too low to climb  above the southern hills.  In my pocket I had a flask  of Johnny Walker Black  Label  Scotch  to share with  Old Tom and the two dogs  frisked around me with their  black coats silvered with  their frozen breath. I peered  up the creek through the parka  opening and from a mile and  a half away 1 saw Tom's  cabin with the wood smoke  standing straight up in the  windless air. At the thought  of the wood stove and the good  talk and the convivial whisky,  head-down, I quickened my  pace through that valley of  cold, blue desolation.  Tom was a tall, gaunt old  man with piercing blue eyes  over a great beak of a nose.  He had been born in Ireland,  an Irish-Viking was how he  described himself, and sometimes his talk was of ancient  mythologies unread in any  book. He had come to the  west coast in the last years of  the nineteenth century as a  sailor lad on the great clipper  ships and sometimes his talk  was of those stately ships  rounding the Horn. He had  seen action as an American  soldier in the Spanish-American War in the Phillipines in  1898 and had helped put down  thc Boxer Rebellion in China  around 1900; he had re-enlisted and served as a "sharpshooter" in the trenches of  France and had been in Siberia in 1919 in thc War of  Intervention guarding thc  Trans-Siberia Railroad with  thc allied forces on behalf  of the White Russians and  sometimes his talk was of war.  Hc had spent sixty years in  thc mining camps and bars of  Alaska and the Yukon, had  won $80,000 once in a pool for  the break-up of the ice and  had stayed in town that summer and the following winter  and been broke by spring,  and he talked with irony and  wisdom of folly and of men.  To be Continued  r  5'0AW��7' I  To see the universe I close my eyes \  And watch il through the windows of my mind; ~  Kindle an inward taper with my tries, t  A nd use a lens ihat darkness cannot blind. 7  Sight becomes sightless when the sun is set, d  Or duped by shadows when there shines a moon; J  /(is a daytime/acuity, and yet i  It suffers deepest by the light of the noon. S  Which sense is fooled; which knows reality? s\  Which contradicts; which utters what is true? j  My five defined informants lie tome 4  In ways my mystic sentry does not do. v  Vision can go where sight has never been, j  A nd see a world the eyes have never seen. f  ft By L.R.Peterson        ft  Slings & Arrows  George Matthews  The tourist season is about  to descend upon us. In that  season, by custom and tradition, something close to the  entire population of metropolitan Vancouver arrives on  our collective doorstep, while  nearly thc whole of our citizenry packs up and goes off to  make nuisances of themselves  in some other place.  Tourists visiting our community have occasionally been  heard to suggest that the local  people are not friendly. It's  time to make clear to them  that the folks who live here are  some place else when the  tourists arrive and in fact it's  the tourists who get here first  who give locals a bad name.  No resident of the Sunshine  Coast in his right mind is  still hanging around when the  scrambling hordes arrive.  Travellers of all classes and  conditions arrive here every  Spring. Stockbrokers, Members of Parliament, million-  aires.celebrities, ordinary  folks and down-and-outers.  Their outward appearance  usually varies in inverse  proportion to their condition.  The famous appear in scruffy  cutoffs, suspenders, beards,  torn T-shirts, and so on, while  the poor put on their best  show.  For those of us who stay  around during thc Summer,  this noisy influx means a few  changes in lifestyle. Since  they arc strangers, we don't  know enough about them to  protect ourselves. If a local  gets out of hand we all know  enough about his family or his  indiscretions to be able to put  him in his place fairly quickly.  With a tourist then, you have  to sit there patiently, secure  in the knowledge that he is  doomed to return to an inferior place when his vacation  is over.  Our driving habits have to  change as well. No U-turns  on the highway. No more  stopping our cars in the middle of the road to pass the time  of day with a neighbour and no  more cutting corners on the  drive down from Pender Harbour.  There are dozens of minor  inconveniences as well,  each requiring patience and  courtesy. You have to watch  your language when you find  your normally secluded fishing hole transmuted into an  island of runabouts. Take a  book to read when you stand  in the line-up at the market  or liquor store. Get to the  movie fifteen minutes earlier  than you used to.   Arrive at  the ferry terminal a half hour  before your normal time.  Don't be surprised when the  pub is too crowded to find a  table. Don't get angry when  you can't find a parking place.  Relax and enjoy the day when  you can't find a place to moor  your boat. Calmly close thc  curtains when those two unoccupied cottages on either  side of you are suddenly filled  with three generations of  visitors.  For those of you who have  enough sense to get out of  here for the tourist season,  just remember that wherever  you go you will find people  who will be reacting to you  just the same way you would  have reacted to them if they  came here.  A few pieces of wisdom,  from former generations  might serve as good advice  whether you are travelling  this summer or being travelled  upon.  "The body travels more  easily than the mind, and until we have limbered up our  imagination we continue to  think as though we had  stayed home. We have not  really budged a step until we  take up residence in someone  else's point of view."  Paul Richard's old line is  most appropriate in our area:  "The vagabond, when rich,  is called a tourist," or Robert  Burton's "Sec one promontory (said Socrates of old)  one mountain, one sea, one  river, and see all," and based  on experience of local monuments, Morris Bishop's  "And on the pedestal these  words appear:  'My name is Ozymandias,/  king of kings!  Look   on   my   works   ye/  mighty and despair!'  Also the names of Emory/  P.Gray  Mr. and Mrs. Dukes and/  Oscar Ball,  of 17 West 4th Street, Oys-/  terBay,"  It would do us no harm to  recall Rudolf Raspe's eighteenth century reminder,  "A traveller has a right to  relate and embellish his adventures as he pleases, and it  is very impolite to refuse the  deference and applause  they deserve." (I understand  this admonition does not extend beyond the first half  hour of the slide show called  "what we did last summer".)  And finally, James Field's  most apt reminder that courtesy, "transmutes aliens into  trusting friends, and gives  its owner passport round the  world."  ���.:  [  \. Coast News, April 18,1978  LETTERS  Hydro rates  Dear Sir:  In February you were kind enough to help us reach your readers with our worry about Hydro  rates. Their response has been  overwhelming ��� we've been  working hard ever since, and wc  hope you will help us report to  them now and then, through your  pages. If we tried to reply individually wc would have to give  up our main job of getting the  rates down.  We have made a collection of  thc useful information sent us by  your readers, and have summarized the issues as they see them.  We have also, on thc basis of  their replies, prepared questions  for B.C.Hydro. and will report  on Hydro's response to these  questions.  Thc most commonly expressed  concerns relate to excessive charges, doubts about meter reading  and billing, misleading estimates  for home heating, misleading  advertising, service charges,  sales tax. regional disparities in  rates, unfair rates as between  industrial, commercial and home  use, and the idiotic propaganda  for 'conservation' addressed to  people who arc driven to extreme  measures to keep their bills  down. Our follow-up reports to  your readers will treat each of  these issues in some detail.  We have been going through  thc varous diversionary channels  of official bureaucracy, preparing  to make a direct approach to the  nominally responsible levels of  government; we never despair ���  someday, we know, somebody  will find it necessary to take responsible action. Wc are hoping  to work through an Ombudsman  when one is appointed.  We were deeply impressed  by the initiatives taken by many  of our correspondents. They sent  us clippings, wrote their own letters to the press, to Mr. Bennett,  Cabinet members and MLA's  and to Mr. Bonner. They have  circulated petitions, encouraged  others to write us, and have taken  their problems up with their  local organizations (Co-ops, OA-  PA.etc).  In order to publicize our work,  we have had a brief interview on  Radio Noon, and have not yet  heard whether CBC's program  'Daybreak' used that interview  as they planned. Nicole Parton's  column for consumers in the Province spoke of our work and  brought many letters. We are  working toward setting up  a meeting with various opposition members of the govern  ment. We are open to readers'  ideas for ways to further our  work.  Incidentally, we have gratefully received $62.00 in unsolicited contributions and to our  eternal shame returned one  cheque before we figured out  how to cope with such generosity.  Margaret Whitney,  Secretary-Treasurer  COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE HYDRO RATES  Charles Lee  Editor:  First permit me to congratulate  you upon the contents of the first  and last paragraphs of Musings  of April 4. I concur one hundred  percent.     ��� i  Addressing myself to what  appears to be your primary concern ��� the future of Regional  Boards. Simply since mankind  struggled from the primeval  ooze, there has been a constant  urge to seek perfection. Periods  of elevation and depression have  occurred, and this applies to all  fields of human endeavour, including the Regional Boards.  In our case wc have recently  emerged from a period of tiny  dictatorship exercising facets of  lack of knowledge or respect for  the law, i.e. the Municipal Act  (such as it is). No one in the area  needs amplification in that regard, although there appears to  be more to come.  My reference to turmoil,  John, which seems to have disturbed you to the point of reference to the rattle of Machine  Guns, of course refers to the more  mundane turmoil such as Yeast in  Bread, or Wine. This Yeast  already at work among the small  population in thc SCRD is increasingly being made manifest  by a militancy among the Citizens. Ratepayers, or whatever  groups in respect of the Regional  Board. Kindly reflect that,  Harry Almond, as his first act  as Board Chairman, appointed a  Publicity Chairman, having recognized thc urgency of a passable  image (so far no action). I found  it somewhat disconcerting when  making some 250 pre-election  calls to run into so much antipathy to the Board. A few samples: Why did I want my picture  of the $50.00 bills reversed with  the rest of the Board? As I am  sure you know this depicts a  bunch of horses aft ends, or I  don't attend the Board meetings -  they are Bored meetings, or  Are the Board Cloned, Clowned  or Clockworked? And of course,  much Four Letter definition of  opinion. In short, the Board is  not too well regarded, and this  applies to not only the SCRD.  So what do we do, John? You  ask am I in favour of the Regional  Board concept, and in view of the  above encouraging public input, or despite it, I say why in  the Hell do you think I spent some  six weeks of my time and money  to run for office, paying about  25-30C an hour, if I didn't think  it could be made to work. So  where do we go from here? As  I see it we have to ditch the academic textbook idiocies and the  incestuous incendiary dabbling  by past elected and hired help.  We have too many textbook  technicians in and out of office  who appear fascinated by the  possible power potential present  in the Regional Area, the sort of  personality who could never make  it in the larger world beyond the  ferry terminal. We have to restrict or restrain the direct interference of Directors into  matters of primal concern to  other areas, where Directors  were elected to do certain jobs  of work. We have to ditch the  overbearing concept of Thou  Shalt Not regulations.  What do we put in their place?  First and foremost we need  progressive   planning   to   bring  much needed revenues to the  area via commerce. This will  bring in its wake the vital opportunity to put our young people to  work. We need urgent meaningful co-operation with Chambers of  Commerce, on the Coast and elsewhere. We need to tone down  administration by planning.  Planning should be on tap, not  on top. Planning should be looking to recommend to the board  steps desirable to creating an  image that this area is a good  place to be having regard for  the tremendous commercial,  residential, and recreational  potential of the Area. We should  start right now making plans for  the 1979 Budget and in this  regard if we had to spend the  better than $60,000 as I claim  wastefully, in this year's budget,  we would have been better off  had we spent it in a promotional  way aimed at improving our tax  base. Further, there should be  some very red faces around about  now that the Federal and Provincial budgets have shown urgent  moderation. Such moderation  and cutbacks as we could have  made. Had we done half of the  things mentioned above there  would have been no need to  worry about the Board's Public  Please turn to Page Ten  InqUa  Quality m Appliances  Sold & Serviced  J&C ELECTRONICS       j  Radio/hack  authorized Sales Centre  Cowrie St .Sechelt, B.C. 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Unless you arc going by  boat, the road lo the Woods  generally begins in this sour  depot where realities diverge.  Sleepy, snappish waitresses  will serve you breakfast if  you can stomach or afford it.  We settle for coffee. There  are always the same sorl of  people waiting here for the  wilderness to swallow them  again: harried-looking up-  coast wives, sometimes with  new babies; scalers; sawmill  and pulpmill workers; prospectors with faraway eyes;  businessmen of one stripe or  another; occasionally one of  the clothing or jewelry drummers who haunt the camps  and sell bored, bushed men  their exhorbitant wares; timber-cruisers; cat-skinners and  always a few other loggers  like ourselves. A normal,  northbound crowd, randomly  gathered.  Shortly, the bus arrives and  drives the lot of us to thc airport. Wc ask around and are  directed to a small plane  across a grey expanse of windy tarmac. I experience the  usual twinges of acrophobia  as wc roar aloft and seaward  over the Fraser River sandbanks. Soon Iheir brown  shallows, sluddcd here and  therewith vagrant pilings, become thc frigid green of deep  water. And before long, the  snow splotched, darker green  of Vancouver Island is under  lis with its child's-toy towns  and roads; the white dazzle  ol mountainw alls ahead.  Wc drone through a mountain-pass without incident.  Tfilftj the highest peaks  are  liejj'ilid. l's   an''   tne  I>'anc's  nittr'Wns   n  Pages from a Life-Log  Peter Trower  north  along   the  deeply-indented coastline.  To our left lie the tossing  enormities of the open Pacific. Neither Chris nor I know  much about Tahsis, the place  to which we've committed  ourselves, beyond the fact  that there is a large sawmill there in addition to a  logging-camp. It's a job and  work al this time of year is  hard to conic by. Most of the  mainland camps are still  snowed-up solid,  Thc day is clear and cold;  the air, relatively smooth. At  last we're homing in on our  destination up a forbidding  inlet. Morose Tahsis appears,  a brown clutter of sheds and  outlying houses, crouching on  flatland by the western mouth  of a snow-choked valley. Despite its white covering,  the valley's extensive logging  scars are clearly evident.  In the valleymouth, just east  of the mill, sits what must be  the camp.  Thc plane touches bumpily  down and taxis to the float.  A stocky man with a weather-  burned face as red as his  mackinaw. stands waiting  as we climb out. "You two  guys all they sent me?"  he asks worriedly. "Goddamn! I'm still short an engineer and a hooktender."  "Maybe they missed the  plane," offers Chris.  "Well, we still got a couple  day's roadwork to do before  wc can start up anyhow. They  ought to be here by then.  I'm Ncls VanBrunt, the super.  You fellers come on with me  and I'll run you over to the  camp."  We follow him up the ramp  and past the sawmill to his  pick-up. The buildings rattle  and whine with activity. Strident head-saws rip the great  logs into planks; edgers trim  them and they come clattering  on to the greenchain for the  bullworkers to pivot clear and  stack with practised ease in  neat piles. A couple of stilt-  legged lumber-carriers shuttle back and forth, shifting  and sorting. The pungent  smell of sawdust lies sharp  on the chilly air. "Glad we  didn't hire out on that job  anyhow," I remark to Chris,  indicating the hard-slugging  greenchain -workers.  VanBrunt takes us over to  thc camp and introduces us  to thc timekeeper who signs  us on. "There's a deepsea  ship coming in tonight,"  he says. "We ain't going to  be logging for a couple of  days but you can longshore  lumber till then, if you want."  "Might just as well, eh?"  says Chris and I nod assent.  "Good," says VanBrunt.  "I'll tell the dock-foreman  you'll be showing up. Might  as well grab yourselves a  bunk someplace."  There are Five or six bunkhouses of indifferent condition, strung out in a line  under scraggly alder trees.  They are four-man units with  a bed in each corner and a  heater in the middle. Some,  by evidence of full ash-trays  and clothes-hangers, are already occupied. We find one  with three vacant beds.  On the fourth, a dark-haired  kid lies smoking and reading  an Argosy magazine. He  seems glad of the company so  Chris and I stake-out a couple  of bunks. We shoot the shit  for awhile. The kid's a New  Brunswicker called Rocky  O'Brien who'd come up the  previous day.  That evening, the freighter  comes in and we go down to  work her. None of us has  long-shored before. It's a  traumatic introduction to the  business.  Greenhorns in the hold  in freezing February Tahsis  loading unplaned lumber  great slivery slabs  of sheer wet woodweight,  stumbling from that sopping/  patch  of winch-haunted sky  where slush and endless/  boards  clatter   down   through   the/  hatch ���  cables creaking ���  strawbosses bitching ���  slaves of the winter wilder-/  Late on the second day, we  stow the last of that unpleasant cargo. The rusty old  tub slips her moorings and  steams off down the inlet.  We sigh in heartfelt relief.  Perhaps we'll get a day in thc  hay now. No such luck for  the needed key-men have arrived and the road is repaired. "We log tomorrow,"  informs VanBrunt, sticking  his head in the bunkshack  door around eight o'clock.  Now I'm faced with a bit of  a dilemma. My caulk-boots  vanished mysteriously during  our Vancouver debauch and  I've hit camp without any.  figuring to go in hock for a  new pair. But the commissary  is out of my size and they've  had to order me some. They'll  be here in a few days but what  the hell can I do in the meantime? Chris and I nose  around the other bunkhouses  but all we can come up with  is a pair of leaky and caulk-  less rubbers. Rather than  miss time and in defiance of  all Compensation rulings, I  hit the rigging in this unsuitable footgear. It's not  exactly a safety-obsessed  out-fit; no one gives a damn  one way or the other. "It's  your ass, kid!" says thc  hooker. And I do my fair share  of floundering, those first,  few, slippery days on the rigging. The ground is flat  enough but the snow is four  feet deep and caked on the  tree-boughs. It falls with dull  plops   periodically   and   frc-  1 YEAR  TERM DEPOSIT  Minimum ��� $1,000  Sunshine Coast Credit Union  Cowrie Street, Sechelt, B. C.  885-3744  I'riTi'i iTnrn  Ellingham 's  x   Astrology  By Rae Ellingham  , ye   -��  *���<*  quently on our heads. The  temperature hovers around  ten above and a wind blows  often, bitter and savagely  cold. Chris, Rocky and myself are all setting chokers.  We spar and dance between  turns to keep from freezing.  This show is made unique  by the fact that they arc still  using a steam-donkey. It  sits like a great beast in the  landing exhaling smoke and  sparks; the pressure building  in its boiler for each new  pull; its firebox fed by a busy  woodsplitter. A single toot  on the whistle hurls the  massive winch into motion,  snaps thc mainline taut  with cobra speed and yanks  the choked logs free like  plums from a pudding of  snow. Steampots are a dying  animal in these woods of the  post-war years. They are fast  and effective and have powered logging since Ihcy  phascd-out the oxen. But they  are also very cumbersome to  mve and require two or three  men to operate. The gas and  diesel machines have virtually rendered them obsolete in the space of a few  vears.  Twilight  Theatre  The upcoming week is a week  for Canadiana at thc Twilight  Theatre. Two well-loved Canadian literary works in their film  form will he shown al thc local  cinema. Both films are classified for General viewing and arc  recommended for the whole family.  Wednesday through Saturday,  April 19-22. lhc much-beloved  W.O.MilchcIl classic Who Has  Seen Ihe Wind' will be shown.  Thc film, which slars Gordon  Pinsent and Jose Ferrer, will be  shown at the regular time of 8:00  p.m. both nights as well as having  a matinee showing at 2:00 p.m.  on Saturday.  The second of thc two Canadian films in thc coming week is a  return engagement of the film  based on the book Why Shoot the  Teacher by noted Canadian humourist Max Braithwaitc, and  deals with his experience as a  teacher in a small rural school  in Saskatchewan during thc  depression of thc !930's.  Why Shoot thc Teacher will  make its second appearance at  thc Twilight Theatre on April  23-25, Sunday through Tuesday.  Week commencing! April 17.  General Notes: Passions and  feelings will be very intense this  weekend as lhc Full Moon in  Scorpio squares Mars. Watch  oul for other people's stubborn or  mean streaks.  ARIES (March 21-Aprll 19)  Accent is on solving other  people's financial problems.  The secret is to avoid channelling your own hard-earned resources into thc same risky mess.  Be tactful but nol stupid. It  looks like an upcoming social  event will be nothing but a waste  of money,  TAURUS (April 20-May 2(1)  After recent weeks of popularity, peace, and serenity, those  close to you are determined to  know exactly where they siand.  You realize the truth hurls.  Believe it or not, continual clashes on the domestic front will  eventually produce a calmer  atmosphere.  GEMINI (May 21-Junc 2I|  Confrontations. irritations,  and delays on thc work scene are  thc results of misunderstood  messages. Remember thai any  feelings of isolation or loneliness arc only temporary. You will  have to take eare on short  journeys during the next few  weeks. For many of you. it's  probablv time for a health check.  CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Spotlight is on amusements  and pleasures but disagreements  over their costs could spoil an  upcoming social event. Friends  and acquaintances are surprisingly dreary as the week closes.  Children arc obstreperous and  need a firm hand.  LEO (July 23-Aug 22)  What's been bugging you in  the home has to be dealt with  Immediately. It's a pity that you  may have to blow your top to  command the attention and assistance of those messing up your  domestic space. You won't be  fooled again.  VIRGO (Aug.23-Sepl.22l  Messages and phone calls now  have  sarcastic   undertones  and  should be dealt with gently.  Communications and affairs from  a distance may also be upsetting. Despite all this, avoid the  urge to lock yourself away for a  selfish sulk.  LIBRA (Sept.230ct.23)  Friends and acquaintances  could be a little touchy over money matters and you may be accused of selfishness. Wait unlil  next week lo communicate your  true feelings to those very  close to you.  SCORPIO (0el.24-Nov.22)  Thc Full Mmm falls in your  sign and indicates a brief period  of irritability and impatience.  Once again you're trying too  hard to succeed. As the week  closes, loved ones could be miserable and may need your sympathy and support.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov.23-Dec.21)  Chances arc you'll want to be  alone to do some more serious  thinking. You may be having  doubts about your recent new  attitude and philosophy. Visiting  that lonely person and counting  your blessings will place your  affairs in clearer perspective.  CAPRICORN IDec.22-Jan.19)  Being forced to socialize with  dull acquaintances becomes even  more upsetting when you're finally dumped wilh thc bill. The  answer is to pay gracefully and  hang on for full explanations.  It's definitely no lime for wild  risks and financial speculation.  AQUARIUS |Jan.20-Feb. 18)  It's thai time of thc month  when you're forced lo defend  your present position and  achievements. Close associates  arc determined to quash your  recent efforts. As the week closes  avoid buying decorative items for  thc home.  PISCES IFch.19-Mar.20)  Your philosophical state of  mind has you day-dreaming  about long-distance travel and  old friends far away. The friendly letter you write now will be  well received. Those employed  have to speak out in favour  of new methods and procedures.  <TWI LIGHT  (THEATKEd  886-2827  GIBSONS  Allan King's Film _  of W O. Mitchell's classic novel ^ ,  Starring Gordon Pinsent * /  Wed., Thurs.,Fri.,&Sat.        L^  April 19, 20, 21, & 22nd    8:00 p.m.  Warning: Occasional violence  w  Sat. Mat.  2:00 p.m.  Two Excellent Canadian Productions  "A warm and satisfying film!".  WHY SHOOT  THE TEACHER  BUD CORT'SAMANTHA EGGAR  Sun., Mon., Tues.  April 23, 24, & 25  8:00 p.m.    <SS3aH^  Coming Next Week:   Saturday Night Fever 4  Beachcomber star Bruno Gerussi registers  his dismay when the statue unveiled in the  middle of Gibsons proves, unexpectedly, to  have the features of his arch-rival, Old Relic.  4$t Ce&ars l%  NORM JONES  & KEN DALGLEISH  66  At their best! "  Fri. & Sat., April 21-22  7:15-11:15  HOCKEY PLAYOFFS SEEN ON THE  BIG SCREEN  DINNER SPECIAL  Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding,  Baked Potato, Salad and Vegetable  $3.25 New Beachcombers lady  By John Burnside  A winner of two A.C.T.R.  A. awards is the newest semi-  regular on the perennial C.B.  C. series. The Beachcombers.  She is Diane Stapeley and she  plays an R.C.M.P. officerette  called Sam Jones and she may  prove to be the long overdue  love in the life of Nick Adoni-  das. In this present season  Constable Sam Jones will be  seen in four of the scheduled  fifteen segments, the first  of which is being filmed at  the present time.  Diane Stapeley brings some  considerable experience in  theatre to bear on her present assignment. She got her  start in professional theatre  in her native Toronto twenty  years ago at the age of twelve  and has moved from strength  to strength ever since, working television variety shows  and drama, and on stage as  both actress and singer.  Ms Stapeley was only a  seventeen-year-old just out  of high school when she first  worked with the star of The  Beachcombers, Bruno Ger-  ussi. That was in a fabulously successful production  of The Fantastiks which ran in  Toronto for seven months.  She dates the biggest  breaks of her career from an  occasion when she was playing a supper club engagement  in Calgary as a favour for a  friend. At the time the West  Coast production of Jacques  Brel was about to tour Western Canada and they were in  need  of a  replacement   for  Latest addition to the Beachcombers cast, Con-  sdtable Samantha Jones as played by Diane  Stapeley, is pictured here with a fellow constable.  Anne Mortifee. Diane Stapeley had been anxious to do the  show since she first saw it  six or seven years previously  in New York. She auditioned  and won a role and was playing in the show in Winnipeg  when a C.B.C.producer  hired the whole cast for a  summer replacement show for  television which was called  Inside Canada. That first  year, 1974, she won the first  of her two A.C.T.R.A. awards  for her work in that show.  After two years of Inside  Canada she was retained for  two more years in Winnipeg  for a summer show which was  called simply the Diane  Stapeley Show and in thc  second year of that show,  1977, she won the second  A.C.T.R.A. award.  Another bonus from her  work with the Jacques Brel  group was a professional  relationship with Pat Rose  which saw him write several  songs for her. "A singer-  actress needs material that  she can perform," says Diane,  "and 1 was most fortunate in  finding Pat who could provide  me with such marvellous  material."  Ms Stapeley is married to  musical arranger Ed Henderson, brother of Bill Henderson of the musical group  Chilliwack and with all the  West Coast influences on  her life considers herself almost a British Columbian by  adoption. She has two sons,  Aaron aged six and-a-half,  and David aged five months.  She is delighted to be here  working on The Beachcombers  and will prove, undoubtedly,  a valuable addition to the cast.  From the Cab Stand  By John Moore  Now that the symptoms of  the cafard are  abating  (my  hair's growing in, my eyes are  in focus, and I no longer drool  when I talk), I'm back behind  the   wheel;    chain-smoking,  coffee-guzzling, twitching and  talking  non-stop.     Perfectly  normal.  It's amazing how little  things  can  touch  off a  Grand  Mai  Cafard.     When  you're driving  cab,  particularly when you've been driving steadily for quite awhile,  you fall into a pattern, a kind  of rut of indifference. To some  extent, it's a matter of being  just   plain   physically   tired.  The shifts are long and often  boring. Two or three hours of  chopping wood will leave you  a bit tired, but feeling good.  Ten hours of sitting on your  behind  in  traffic  with   very  little physical exertion leaves  you bone-weary, drained and  feeling   like   leftover   Spam,  JThis, combined with the inevitably jading effect of being  -exposed to a steady stream of  total strangers,  causes your  ��� brain to approach the consistency   of   peat-moss;   fertile  'soil for the seed of the cafard.  One of the worst of these effects is that you become a  hypocrite,   deliberately,   out  of necessity.   It's hard work  being yourself to all  these  often very different types of  people. Most don't cause any  'problems.      Politeness,   the  'gentle  hypocrisy  which   hu-  ; man      beings      fortunately  I invented   even   before   the  wheel and which is still our  most important tool for survival,   will  always  get  you  through     most     situations.  , With    a    few    passengers,  ; you'll   gct   along   famously.  ; Unfortunately, there will al-  ; ways be a few with whom  ; instantaneous mutual antag-  ; onism springs up, and those  ; are the ones that get you down  ! day after day.   After awhile,  I in  selfdefense,  you  slip  on  I your mask, put your mind in  1 neutral, and agree with every-  ! thing that's said to you as  ! non-committally as possible.  ! And it works; you become a  I part of the machine. Nothing  I touches you.  You're bored to  I the point that you don't even  ! notice  your  own   boredom.  The only problem is that when  ' something does break through  I to you, you don't see it com-  r ing, so you're caught emo-  1 tionally flatfooted.  \    It doesn't  have to be a  ''��� big thing.   Malaria is trans-  t mitted by a little mosquito  \ bite; the Plague by a flea.  Something happens and the  next thing you know you're  foaming at the mind with a  case of the galloping cafard.  For instance, a girl I know  went to a party one night and  had a little too much to drink.  She had sense enough not  to drive home. Sitting in the  front seat in the warm cab,  she dozed off and in doing  so gradually leaned over until  her head rested on the driver's shoulder. When they  arrived at her apartment block  the driver shook her awake,  but when she opened her eyes  she was, understandably,  a bit disoriented. All she  knew was that she was sitting in a car in front of her  place with a young man.  Presuming that he must have  been her escort, she kissed  him affectionately and said,  "Thanks very much. 1 had a  wonderful time!"; at which  point she got out and went into the building. It wasn't  until she was in the lobby  that she realized what had  happened. She spun around  and through the glass door  she saw the cab, still parked  at the curb, the door open,  and the driver staring at her  with an expression which exactly mirrored her own astonishment. As she stood  stupefied, he cleared the  meter of her unpaid fare,  pulled the door shut, and, with  a small wave, drove off into  the night. When you've been  driving all night, especially  on a weekend when there are  lots of parties and it's busy,  a little incident like the above  can play havoc with your precious professional detachment.  A friend of mine who drove  cab for several years without a break eventually got to  the point where he became  too cocky, too sure of his own  unshakeable aplomb. He'd  reduced the job to a formula  and himself to a little role  he played for the customers.  Then one night in the busiest  part of the evening, the hours  when people are on their  way home from late shopping  and on their way out to dinner  or the theatre, he picked up at  a suburban house in North  Vancouver. His passenger  was a woman, attractive and  elegantly dressed in a long  formal evening cape. Always  the gentleman, he got out and  opened the back door for her.  She got in and they set off  for the Queen Elizabeth  Theatre. During the ride they  discussed thc evening's program and it soon became apparent that she was as knowledgeable about the arts as  she was about fashion. My  friend, priding himself on his  ability to hold his ground with  anyone, exchanged lively  opinions with her, congratulating himself the whole time  on his suavity, urbanity and  wit. When he pulled up at the  main entrance to the theatre  and eased the cab through the  eddying crowd, he turned  toward the back seat and  expressed his regrets at having to bring up the vulgar  subject of money. She smiled  understandingly, winked, and  passed him a twenty dollar  bill with her foot. He hesitated for a second, then drew  the extended bill from between her agile toes and briskly made change. "If you'll  be so kind," she said, nodding  toward her purse. He'd noticed she wore a shoulder-  bag, oddly slung over the  cape. He now noticed that  the cape had no sleeve slits.  Always the gentleman, he  got out and opened the door.  To his credit, he didn't get  rattled at the time. It wasn't  until an hour or so later  that he recognized the onset  of the cafard. His timing was  shot; he'd lost his rhythm.  Something had got through  to him. He made an excuse  to quite for the night, went  home, and shut himself in  his room with a bottle of  brandy. Next week, a trip  that makes Mr. Toad's Wild  Ride look like a Sunday outing with Granny. Over and  Out.   CLASSIFIED NOTE  Drop off your Coasl News  Classifieds al Campbell's  Family Shoes & Leather  Goods In down-town Sechelt.  Coast News, April 18,1978  5.  CBC Radio  Gibsons Precast Concrete  ��� Formerly ���  (Dykstra's Concrete Precast-Langley)  Government Approved 650 Gal.Double Baffle  Reinforced Precast Septic Tanks.  **����w^       ��� Distribution Boxes  ^*"*^-   ��� Pump-Out Tanks  Subsidiary ot^**st^  j b.Excavating    ���. Delivered to Site  Liu        -UMT��   886-9031  mfiA\\\  wwuum  NOTICE BOARD  FOLK DANCE WORKSHOP  Saturday, April 22, in the gym at Sechelt Elementary  School, from 1 ���5 p.m.  ST.GEORGE'S DAY TEA AND SALE  Friday, April 21, 2 ��� 4 p.m., in St. Aidan's Parish  Hall. Door prize and raffle. #16  O.A.P.O. TEA AND BAKE SALE,  and Arts and Crafts Sale at Harmony Hall, April  29,at 1:30p.m. Admission75��. #17  TOILET TRAINING  On May 6, Saturday, from 10:30 ��� 1:30 p.m., Mrs.  Elisabeth Brown will introduce "Toilet Training in  Less than a Day". The review of this book will be  followed by an open-ended discussion between the  participants and the instructor. Elphinstone Portable Three. Fee is $2.00. #16  TO HAVE YOUR  COMING EVENTS  PLACED ON OUR  NOTICE BOARD  Phone 886-2622     or     886-7817  l/ll\!l/'A\\ll!(HlVV////aVfilH//A  By Maryanne Wesl  Ever since 1884 mission ships  have been plying the British  Columbia coast offering comfort,  help and advice to the people  in thc small communities. The  latest vessel is the Thomas Crosby Five, an 80-footcr operated by  thc United Church. Usually she  carries a doctor or nurse, has a  library on board, and from time  to time offers basic courses in  navigation but possibly her most  important feature is thc Reverend  Bob Paris, a gentle man who is a  bit of a joker and who has been  sailing with her for the past  five years. Between Ourselves  Saturday at 6:15 p.m. presents  a documentary voyage of thc  Thomas Crosby Five entitled  Coastal Missionary. Murray  Hanna of Prince Rupert spent a  week with the ship on its neighbourly visits and prepared this  portrait nol only of the ship's  crew, but wilh people from the  northern communities they  serve.  Opera by Request is back for  another season on Saturday  afternoons. You can hear your  favourite operatic music by writing to Bill Hawes. CBC. Box 500,  Terminal A, Toronto. M5W 1E6.  The Entertainers, Sunday at  4:35 p.m., documents the colourful career of Mohammed Ali.  Wednesday, April 19  Johnny Chase: 8(04 p.m.. Science  Fiction Thriller.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m., Constance Newland, soprano, Ray  Sealey, guitar, 16th century music.  Ntghlcap: 11:20 p.m. Harlem  School of the Arts.  Thursday, April 20  Playhouse: 8:04 p.m.. Live Wires-  Part I of an eighth part comedy  scries about a telephone answering service.  Country Road: 8:30 p.m. Catlin  Janford and Linda Morrison.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Quebec  Symphony Orchestra. Alicia de  Larroche, piano. Pepin, Bcct-  hovin.  Mghlcap: ll:2o p.m. Hammond  Innis.  Friday, April 21  Jazz Radio Canada:  8:30 p.m.  P.J.Perry   Quintet.   Jazz   Piano  Players.  Mostly Musk: 10:20 p.m. Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.  Helena Bowkun, piano; Monica  Gaylord. Chord; Maria Lorcini,  harp. Mozart. Martin, Bartok.  Mghlcap: 11:20 p.m.. Zoltun  Koesis, pianist.  Saturday, April 22  Update: 8:30 a.m.  Roundup of  B.C.Happenings.  The House: 9:10 a.m.. thc Week  in Parliament.  Quirks snd Quarks: 12:05 p.m.  Science Magazine.  Opera by Request: 2:05 p.m.  Your requested music.  Between Ourselves: 6:15 p.m.  Coastal Missionary by Murray  Hana.  The Hornby Collection: 8:05  p.m. Part II of Ned and Jack,  by Sheldon Rosen from the East  Cultural Centre.  Anthology: 10:05 p.m. Reading  from the Prime Minister by  Austin Clark of Barbardos. Poetry by Al Purdy and a report from  thc recent writers' conference  in Banff.  Sunday, April 23  One Small Step Back: 1:05 p.m.  1929.  The Entertainers: 4:35 p.m.  Mohammed Ali.  Symphony Hall: 7:05 p.m. Montreal Symphony Orchestra.  Maureen Forrester, contralto.  Hartmann, Mahler, Brahms.  Monday, April 24  Gold Rush: Jerry Stewart. Sam  Hagar.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m.. CBC  Vancouver    Orchestra.    Arthur  Ozolins. piano. Beethoven.  Mghlcap:    11:20   p.m.    James  Earl Jones.  Serial  Reading  ���  Red Horses by Felix Ricsenbcrg.  Tuesday, April 25  My Word:  8:04 p.m..   Popular  BBC Qui/.  Touch   the   Earth:   8:30   p.m.  Kellv Russel formerly of Figgy  Duff.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. CBC  Winnipeg     Orchestra,     Arthur  Poison   violin.       Mendelssohn.  Dvorak.  Mghlcap: 11:20 p.m. Art Theft.  Parti.  CBCFM 105.7  Ideas: 8:04 p.m. Wednesday ���  Pollution Scenario; Thursday ���  Music and Techotogy; Friday ���  debates: Monday ��� pre-empted:  Tuesday ��� Best of Ideas 78 ���  Who was Nikola Tesla?  Friday: 9:04 p.m. Radio International ��� portrait ol Ellen Terry  BBC Production.  Saturday: 9:04 p.m. Audience ���  Part I Hecuba, an adaption for  radio of the Greek play by Euri-  pedes. Part II ��� The Greeks in  search of Happiness, talk by W.  B. Stanford.  night. The complete Man and  Superman by George Bernard  Shaw, starring John Tanner.  Jackie Burroughs, Chris Wiggins.  Alan Scarfe. Nonnie Griffin,  Joy Coghill. among others.  NDP  Try us for Good Books  From Bantam  & Ballantine  886-7744  Monday:   7:114  p.m.  until  mid-    :##>(:#####*)(��*#**>'  Sechelt beaver-  Roy disagrees  1 would tike tit comment on the  recent reports and articles dealing with the appearance and disappearance of a pair of beaver in  and from the Sechelt Marsh.  First thc philosophical, quality of life, angle. What an exciting prospect! A beaver colony  in the middle of town?  Beaver are definitely present.  Initially a few nibbled branch  ends observed as far upstream as  Medusa Street. One fine morning  a small dam across the road and  culvert end on the transmission  line. Next an ambitious expansion programme resulting in a  two foot rise in the level of ponded water.  Throughout the dam building  epoch official concern mounts ���  spurred on by what? Futile  attempts at live trapping give  way to a beaver shooting. The  dam breaching backhoe does its  work. Thankfully we are back to  normal. Rid of the menace.  Whewww!  'Conventional Wisdom' has  it that beaver are an inveterate  nuisance not to be tolerated on  the urban scene. Out with them!  Again ��� what an exciting  prospect! Can a beaver colony,  as an adjunct to the Marsh,  be made to work? If so a genuinely interesting new element  would be added to the life of  Sechelt. A truly unique possibility.  But only a possibility. Fine ���  let's research the situation.  Beaver do have a lonu record ���  of it Simon pure ��� but it is  worth a try. Maybe there is a  way.  The message is apparent.    In  this and other matters, tedious  acceptance of 'Conventional  Wisdom' has to give way to an  attitude which sees and checks  out the potential in any given  circumstance.  Second, the facts.  The beaver were there. They  did pond water at the transmission line. The highest level was  still below the lowest septic  tank field. No need to panic.  This week (Coast News, The  Press) gave much publicity to the  jammed culvert under Wharf  Road at the Marsh outlet. Here,  it was inferred, were our beaver  again. We were not rid of them  after all!  1, personally, unplugged the  culvert with a pike pole. Debris  consisted mainly of bits of board  fir bark, wood chips, bullrush  ends, plastic bags, etc. Included  was a six inch stick bearing tooth  marks alright ��� of that other  menace, the power saw. Of  beaver sign there was none at  all. If you don't believe me,  ask Ted Osborne.  My suggestion to all and sundry is, "Let's sit a little easy and  before we obliterate consider the  other possibilities."  I am not convinced that beaver  can be (could have been) accomodated but I'd sure love to see it  tried.  Thank you.  D.J.Roy  Ed. Note:    For Ian Corrance's  reply,   please   see   hit   column  Page Nine  CLASSIFIED NOTE  Drop off your Coasl News  Classifieds at Campbell*  Family Shoes 4 Leather  Goods In down-town Sechelt.  CHEQUING ACCOUNTS  EFFECTIVE MAY 1,1978  (no service charges) ���  Personalized cheques supplied at no cost  Interest on your lowest monthly balance  COMPOUNDED MONTHLY  Sunshine Coast Credit Union  Cowrie Street, Sechelt, B. C.  885-3744  SUM 6.  Coast News, April 18,1978.  Camera-less Corrance curses B.C. Ferries  It is not often that I use my  position on this newspaper to  air a personal gripe, but  circumstances demand that I  do so.  It is unfortunate that thc  target of my ire is that old  favourite whipping boy, the  B.C.Ferries.  My complaint is that I had  the misfortune in Horseshoe  Bay to run across two employees of this prestigious ��� I  say this sarcastically ��� organization who make a complete  mockery out of the two words,  'public servant'.  The easiest way to explain  myself is to let you join me on  last Thursday's crossings from  Departure Bay to Langdale.  I crossed from Nanaimo to  Horseshoe Bay on the Queen  of Coquitlam, one of the new  triple deckers. As is the habit  of a walk-on, I waited till all  the car passengers had disappeared below, and with  plenty of time before docking  1  left the lounge  last,  and  <3H&  The advertisers on this page  arc members of:  GIBSONS HARBOUR  BUSINESS ASSOCIATION  EAT HEALTHY!  Try our 7-Grain Bread & Sandwiches  at  THE HERON ?&?&  in Gibsons Harbour  OPEN        7AM-6PM I0am-6prr  Monday-Saturday        Sunday  waited with the rest of the  passengers to disembark.  I was lucky, the boat had  arrived in time for me to make  an immediate connection with  the Langdale Ferry. It was  loading in an adjoining dock.  Rushing to the ticket booth  waving my $2.00 and my  commuter pass in thc air, I  was confronted with a robot  in human clothing, playing  with one of the cash registers. Realizing that my ferry  would be leaving any moment.  I thought it a reasonable  request to point out to thc  robot that the rapid expedition of my ticket purchase  would facilitate my using the  ferry system which paid his  wages. I was met with the  unanswerable logic that the  shift was changing and he had  to total up thc cash registers. As I tried to explain my  position the ferry took off.  At this point 1 rather volubly  gave vent to my feelings which  basically were that he had  been toilet trained by the  corporation, and with nothing  else for il prepared myself  for lhc next ferry which was  in two hours.  As 1 sat down to my bad  coffee and long wait I realized  Ihat I had been so happy at  one point about connecting  with the next ferry, that 1  had left my camera and  accessories on board the  Nanaimo Ferry, which had  jusl pulled out.  Being the lasl person down  from thc lounge I was not  unduly worried. A simple  radio call from the main office  would be able lo secure il  tor me.  I went up the stairs to thc  office and was incl by a woman with her leg in a cast,  an English accent and a pleasant smile. Unfortunately,  the smile was the high point  from Ihe shoulders up. She  did. I must admit, write down  thc particulars of the camera,  bul when it came lo my request thai she contact the  boat. I was met with. "I'm  sorry, it's nol our policy to  contact   the   vessel..."   This  aruMlra...  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I have since talked to  ferry officials and they loo  were amazed at her lack  ol co-operation and grasp  el reality towards ��� once  again ��� a passenger travel-  line with the organization  which was paying her wages.  11 lie next $400 of mine will  be going toward a new camera.)  This year is being billed all  over ihe world as the Captain  Cook Bi-Centennial. Sup-  ��� posedly il will promote tourism, but I am sorely afraid  that if unpublic servants of  Ihe calibre 1 ran across in  Horseshoe Bay are any indication of what (hose unfor-  tunate tourists are going to  be greeted wiih. then we had  heller make as much as we  can from (hem this year because they won't be back  again.  Honesty  Despite thc generally difficult economic times, honesty  still smiles sunnily on the Sunshine Coast. Last week there  was a report of how young Peter  McKinnon returned a wallet  dropped by taxi driver Eva  Christiansen and this week there  comes further evidence of the  honesty of the eilizens of the  Sunshine Coast.  Cleaners of the Seehelt Legion  Mrs. Marti Meldrum and Cindy  August during the course of their  work found a wallet containing  almost SI.000. They turned it  into the authorities and thc  rightful owner was re-united with  'it.  All the  face of  fun of the fair is captured on the     on his motor cycle when the Carnival  this youngster leading the pack     came to Gibsons last week.  S.D.#46 students active  Trustees of School District  heard students report from  various excursions at their  regular Board meeting held  on Thursday, April 13. 1978.  Russell Cameron reported  back to ihe Board about his  recent visit to Ottawa as part  of a Young Canada program.  Cameron reported that the  students taking part in the  program this year were so  enthused about the experience  that they were hoping to form  an association of countrywide students who has taken  part in recent years and maintain the contact they had  made.  Also   reporting   back   on  Jack Lowden  A well loved resident has  been lost I" Ihe Sunshine  Coast.  John Vernon (Jack) Lowden passed away on thc even  ing of April 8th al the age of  78. .lack was born in Hamilton  Ontario on November 3rd  1899. Al an early age he  moved wilh his family to  Moose Jaw Saskatchewan,  where he spent his boyhood.  Due to Ihe death of his father  he had to curtail his education  and help support the family.  When the First World War  broke oul .lack al sixteen lied  about his age and joined  the Canadian Army as a bugle  boy. While overseas he met  and became a friend of  Norman Stewart, whose father  ran the Howe Sound Trading  Company in Gibsons on the  site of the present Bank of  Montreal building. This  friendship was instrumental  in Jack coming to Gibsons and  he went lo work at the Trading Company.  On the 5th of September.  1923, Jack married Marian  Armour.    They moved from  the area for thc first few years  of their marriage, but eventually returned and took up  permanent residency.  Thc Second Great War  broke out and Jack, being too  old this lime had to lie about  his age once again. On his  return he tried his hand at a  variety of jobs, everything  from boom man to postal  clerk.  After 39 years of marriage.  Jack's wife Marian passed  away in 1962.  Although not a religous  man in the sense of being a  churchgoer. Jack was a Christian in his attitude towards his  fellow man. Hc was always  willing to listen to others  and belittled no one.  For many years he was active in the community with  youngsters. He formed a  bugle band through the  Legion and was a long time  coach of the Little League  baseball learn.  Hc was blessed with many  good friends and neighbours,  and his passing will leave a  space    in    their    company.  �� Crafts & Hobbies  Seaside Plaza, Gibsons  886-2811  CRAFT SUPPLIES  YARNS & WOOLS  Local Dealer For...  WINE ART SUPPLIES  ssssssssssssssssstmsssssssssssssssmsssssssssl  ��  ��� )J K^wh^^Sa  B0NNIEBR00K LODGE  58&  <:. *   ���:���"(.��� mpy pi; k-jaSif.-qW];.'  j\jji !;.?���:.-;' if.'"*' It'.- "'l-'-.i-'-.M'���'"!'  On the Beautiful Sunshine Coast at Gower Point  ��� Guestrooms (Breakfast Included)  * Dining Room    886-9033     &��rb.rfl  Thursday, April 13, were  six students who have travelled to Quebec City with  Elphinstone French teacher  Kathy Everett. Each student  reported to the Board on a  different facet of their bilingual experience.  Student activity also considered by the Board at the  meeting was a request from  Pender Harbour Secondary  teacher Ron Breadner to be  allowed to take a group of  Pender Secondary students  on a hike the full length of  the West Coasl Trail. "Three  years ago," wrote Breadner in  his written submission to thc  Board, "on our first extended  hike we hiked one half of this  historic trail. This proved to  be such a rewarding experience that wc would like to  hike the entire trail."  In his submission, Breadner  pointed out that The Ship  Wreck Trail was originally  established to guide the victims of marine disasters lo  safety and as such offers the  students the opportunity io  visit an historic site as well as  to appreciate the unspoiled  flora and fauna of the West  Coast Rain Forest.  Adult supervisors to accompany the group on the hike  arc experienced outdoors  people Jerri Lou Wickwire and  John Hind-Smith, both of  whom have performed like  service before.  The trip is to be financed  entirely by student efforts  and Ihe School Trustees had  no hesitation in approving  Breadner's request.  Leave request refused  A committee comprised of  two trustees and two school  teachers turned down all  three requests before the  Board of School District #46  recently for Educational  leave. Educational Leave  sees thc teacher involved  being granted time off from  teaching duties at partial salary to continue studies in some  field related to their work.  The teachers applying for  such leave this year were  Mrs. Lottie Campbell, Mrs  Margaret Sheldon, and Mrs.  Becky Mills. Campbell and  Sheldon decided to forego  educational furtherance in  light of the Board's decision  bul Mills. Mathematics  Department Head at Elphinstone School, decided to  take a leave of absence wilh-  oul pay in any case, to pursue  her Master's Degree at UBC  Also granted leave of  absence without pay in the  forthcoming year were Gertrude Miskofsky and Jody  Fillings from the local teaching staff.  Arts Festival (cont'd)  Dance Festival will involve  a grand total of 1,145 participants this year.  After the competitive portion of thc festival is over  there will be two Awards  Concerts scheduled and a  Cocnert of Festival Highlights. The first of thc Awards  Concerts is scheduled for  April 22 at Elphinstone Secondary School at 7:30 p.m.  involving the winners in the  Drama. Band and Solo Performers categories. The second of the Awards Concerts  is scheduled for April 29  at the Twilight Theatre,  also at 7:00 p.m., featuring  the Solo Music and Dance  winners.  The Concert of Festival  Highlights will be held  at Madeira Park on Friday,  May 5, and will feature participants in the competition  who may nol necessarily  have won but whose contribution was felt to have special  merit.  As was ihe case last year  thc Arts Council has made  available three cash prizes  of $50. one each for the three  categories of Dance, Speech  Arts and Drama, and Music.  Thc winner of the $50 award  has already been declared in  the Dance portion of thc  Festival. The winner was  Joanne Wigesinghe of Vancouver.  tpvm%  DRESS  MAKING  REPAIRS &  ALTERATIONS  GIBSONS HARBOUR  usic Weavers  The Home of People Prices  rv SPECIAL OF THE WEEK  THE VAN MORRISON COLLECTION  and orders on.-  ��� New & Used Albums    "  .Guitars  v Musical Accessories    Come down and  listen to Kenwood  system  by Big Bird Sound  WANTED: LOCAL ART  886-9737  Musical Equipment  Records & Tapes  T-Shirts Gome cry with me  -.?  t9^^4WPaj  WORK PROCEEDS ON THE NEW B.C.  Telephone Company's  project  which  sees them   laying   underground  from Selma Park to Sechelt.  cable  Tutorial program  By Virginia Douglas  The rationale or underlying  reason for thc Tutorial II course at  Elphinstone Secondary School  was to meet the needs of a number of our school population who  were meeting with little or no  success. In Elphinstone and, indeed virtually every school,  there is a significant number of  students who experience great  difficulty in following the school  curriculum. These students experience problems for various  reasons ��� reasons that run the  gamut from the psychological to  the physiological and may be any  combination of intellectual, emotional, social or physical problems. In the regular classroom,  teachers do not have the time or  the resources to deal with the  unique problems of these students and as a result, a number of  methods whereby these needs  could be met, were investigated.  In an effort to alleviate some  problem areas resulting from  weak reading skills, a Developmental Reading Programme was  organized as a separate course.  My experience with The Developmental Reading Programme,  however, has shown me that  while the majority of students  reading below grade level can be  materially assisted by a comprehensive reading programme,  there is still a significant group  of students who are in serious  need of a more individualized  programme if they are to achieve  some reasonable level of success  in a secondary school. We,  therefore, incorporated the Developmental Reading Programme  in the regular English programme  and continued our investigation  into serving the needs of the  students with more complex problems.  One programme investigated,  a tutorial programme, seemed to  provide the necessary classroom  support for the young student  experiencing special problems  and, as an additional benefit,  it appeared to provide an opportunity for senior students to  work at a socially meaningful  exercise in assisting their fellow  students ��� a valuable exposure  to social service oriented careers.  A programme, therefore, was  set up with clearly established  lis. It was designed:  1. to assist the junior student or  tutee toward academic success  at the secondary level.  2. to  provide   an  opportunity  for senior students to become  involved in a programme that  would be of benefit to them in  any social service oriented  career.  3. to give the senior student a  deeper understanding of some  of the basic principles of  language learning and the art  of reading.  4. to establish a "practicum"  situation in which the tutoring  student could utilize his or her  new understanding.  5. to produce an attitudinal  change in both tutor and tutee;  the tutor in the sense that he  or she would more fully appreciate the challenge and  responsibility of working with  others, and the tutee in the  sense that his or her regard  for himself/herself increased to  the extent that the tutee felt  capable of meeting the social  and academic requirements  inherent in secondary education.  The scope of the programme  allows the tutor or senior students  to be of service in many ways:  1. the tutor may work under the  guidance of the subject teacher  in the classroom or  2. the tutor and tutee may work  in the Learning Assistance  Centre under the guidance of  the subject teacher or  3. the tutor and the tutee may  work in the Learning Assistance Centre under the guidance of the Learning Assistance  teacher.  The tutors, in addition, are given two weeks of special training  and the Learning Assistance  teacher monitors, on a continuing basis, the learning environment of the tutor and the tutee,  for example, the tutor:  1. keeps a daily log  2. makes regular reports to the  teacher  3. attends regular re-training  sessions  4. keeps regular attendance records for himself and his tutee  5. submits a final report to the  teacher  6. the     Learning    Assistance  teacher and the tutor keep the  tutee's parents informed  Experience has demonstrated  that the student encountering  the frustrations of repeated  failure has very little feeling of  self-worth. In the tutoring process, the tutee has the opportunity of meeting with a greater  number of successes and the  positive feelings accompanying  these successes greatly improve  the younger student's self-concept; that is, the tutee finds that  he can succeed and begins to  view himself as a more worthwhile person. The relationship of mutual respect between  tutor and tutee that develops  allows a lessening of tensions  and a greater feeling of security  that permits the tutee to devote  his mental, emotional and physical energies to the task at hand  which is always designed to be  brief, concrete and well motivated.  The response of the troubled  student to the undivided attention  of an interested senior is a rewarding experience for both.  Ultimately, however, this increased feeling of self-worth  must affect other areas and  situations the tutee finds himself in. The tutorial programme  cannot be regarded as a real  success unless the changes in  attitudes, self-concept and work  habits manifest themselves in  other areas as well. For this reason, regular "feedback" from the  classroom teacher, counsellors  and administrators is a vital  aspect of the programme.  At Elphinstone the tutorial  approach is effective in dealing  with the social and academic  problems of younger students and  does provide a valuable learning  experience for the senior student.  The programme has been one of  the elective courses at Elphinstone for four semesters and  many dramatic successes have  been demonstrated with the severely handicapped student as  well as with the more able student who for various reasons  has been having some problems.  The programme as outlined has  the advantage of not being  unreasonably expensive to institute. All that is required is  a supply of paper, reading materials, several tape recorders and  a suitable room. The tutorial  programme depends heavily  on our own human resources ���  student working with student in  a positive way. The Tutorial II  course, moreover, is only one of  many innovative programmes  that are being instituted to  provide additional services to  students.  By Ann Napier  #  Coast News, April 18,1978  7.  Hospital construction  Dear Ann:  When a wife has a husband  leave his family, and take up with  a woman in the same circles,  all their friends knowing about  it ��� what should she do? Should  she wait for him to come back as  he has before? Is it better to  leave and start over?  Perturbed  Dear Perturbed:  Why should you worry? Are  you afraid it will happen to you?  Let's face it ��� it is embaras-  sing: the sympathy, pity, scorn.  Who needs it. One wonders why  they cannot find someone further afield at least.  Logically of course these  attractions spring up because of  contact or sustained exposure.  What the woman is thinking  of when she breaks up a family?  He must be a prize. She may not  have much of a conscience. Also  she must face the fact that sooner  or later he may deal with her in  the same way. It doesn't sound  like a lasting relationship to me.  Dear Ann:  I have been quite surprised at  a couple of friends that have  married partners with herpes,  an incurable venereal disease.  How are they thinking to risk  getting a disease that may last  longer than the marriage ��� today's marriages are so short.  Reply:  Well, first the partner told  them; they couldn't have guessed  such a condition. They must have  thought the pluses in the relationship outweighed the negative ��� also they may have had a  platonic relationship, or they  used contraceptives that preven  ted contact ��� which seems the  more logical ��� or they weren't  thinking at all. Hopefully some  thing will be discovered to eradicate this desperate disease. 1  can't conceive of science not  being able to come up with an  answer. Otherwise people would  be treated like lepers.  Dear Ann:  I have this friend who after  eighteen years of marriage found  her husband in bed with his  lover, another man.  She left him though they had  been happy and he was a good  companion, neat, helpful and  artistic.  I particularly liked him as he  was nice to my family ��� I felt  very badly. Should she have  left him?  Puzzled  Dear Puzzled:  It all depends on the sophistication of the person, her pride  and ego.  I feel if she would have given  him another chance if it had been  a woman, then why not give him  another chance if it was a man?  Perhaps he wanted her to know  and did want to leave ��� but  wanted the action to come from  her side. I say this as it is quite  easy to be where one won't be  discovered. He was in a sense  showing her how he felt. He was  probably wanting to separate and  not wanting to make the first  move. It seems to me there are  more bisexual people than there  used to be or they are just more  open. She probably was hasty.  When people deal with  a new situation and are surprised  or hurt they just don't stop and  think.  Construction will commence  on the hospital expansion programme April 17, 1978. Shortly  afterwards directional signs will  be positioned and the following  changes will take place:  TRAFFIC:  1. The Road and all parking areas  at the rear of the hospital will be  closed.  2. The main entrance road below  the construction area will be open  to two way traffic proceeding to  and from the parking areas.  3. The main exit road will be  open to two way traffic for all  emergency and service vehicles  proceeding to and from the service entrance (temporarily emergency entrance), and  construc  tion vehicles.  4. A new parking area off the  main entrance road will shortly  be provided.  ENTRANCES:  1. The Emergency entrance is  now located at the basement  service entrance on the exit  road "following commencement of construction".  2. Both the present main entrance and emergency entrances will be closed.  3. The east basement exit,  near the visitors' car park will  serve as the temporary main entrance. Cpen from 7:30 a.m. to  8:00 p.m. daily. Visitors are to  follow the signs to reach the main  floor.  4. The present service entrance  will also serve as the emergency  entrance and entrance for wheel  chair patients ��� open from 7:00  a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily (3:00  p.m. at weekends).  IMPORTANT:  In an emergency, please telephone ahead. Medical staff  will then receive the patient at  the emergency entrance.  PLEASE OBEY ALL SIGNS.  OPERATIONS:  No operational changes within  the hospital will occur.  We apologize for any Inconvenience the construction may  cause to our community, however  we aak for your co-operation and  understanding.  granny's dinner  Menu:  Beef Wellington  Potato Cheese Ring  Red Cabbage  Sweet Corn  Chilled fresh Vegetables  Vanilla Slices  Method:  Roast beef at 325��, allowing  half an hour per pound. 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Sticking throttle cables have  produced many amusing incidents, if you were not on or in  the way of the bike. I have seen  one high banked corner spit  two bikes off for this reason,  one with such velocity the bike  and rider were left helplessly  hanging ten feet up in a tree,  both screaming.  Another time I had slacked off  my brake rod to facilitate tighten-  Our man at the track  Hoofbeats  Bob Todosychuk shows the form which won  him a recent Premier Award in recent motor  bike competition.  WATCH FOR OUR  ANNIVERSARY SALE  THIS MONTH  COASTAL  ����� TIRES  1  886-2700 J  ing the drive chain. Right  again: I was reminded in the first  turn when 1 applied the brakes  and took out ten feet of snow  fence. I have seen dozens of  bikes knitting their ways around  the track on wheels like wicker  baskets because of neglected  spokes. I've been run into by  guys who couldn't stop because  their clutch wasn't adjusted and  as for seats, I had mine knocked  off one time by some berserko.  No big deal, chivalry has had me  standing for many bus rides,  what's one more ride. Unfortunately for me the seat also  served as part of the fender and  had I turned around I would have  seen one hundred ninety-seven  sharp rubber knobs spinning  like a buzz saw belw my back  side. Sooner or later you must  sit down, your legs get fatigued  from the pounding and it's damn  hard to navigate corners standing  up. I found 1 could sit on the  frame when the shocks were ex-  teneded and I began to motor; I  had my sights set on the guy up  front and was getting up to air  speed on the jumps. Now three  poinl landings are the hot thing  for aircraft but motorbikes are  something else again, especially  when two or those points are so  tender. This is what happened.  When the bike landed after a  big jump, the shocks collapsed,  the tire protruded above the  frame and 1 sat down. For what  seemed like minutes my life  spun before my eyes as that  big knobby spun behind them.  It stripped my leathers down  around my knees and gave me a  rapid and not too gentle massage.  To say that 1 hurt mainly my  pride was not exactly true. I  was more anxious to check for  damage than to pull my pants  up; however, everything that I  could check during the circumstances seemed to work and 1  could still see the rider in front  so I continued the race.  For days after. I ate like a  horse: standing up. For weeks  I was teased and called Blue  Bum. And today I make a point  to check my seat before races.  Keep on stroking.  DOWN TO ��� EARTH PRICES ON ALL  SCREEN BLOCKS    79*  Create a decorative wall, some privacy and a  touch of elegance with a screen block wall.  12"xl2"x4"...Figure out how many you'll need  and gct started.  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This year, as in 1977, the meet  will be conducted on Monday,  Wednesday, and Friday  nights, and Saturday afternoons.  In addition to the usual  claiming and allowance races,  the B.C.Jockey Club has scheduled fifty-four stakes races  with purses of over $900,000,  which should lure some good  horses from outside tracks to  provide stiff opposition for  the local stars.  First indications are that the  local jockey colony will be a  good one with last year's  riditig champion, Kenny Skinner (116 wins) returning to  defend his title. Chris Loseth  (103 wins), and Brian Johnson (98), should be in the hunt  all year. Other familiar returnees include Gary Demor-  est, Sam Krasner, and Bob  Stein. Veteran riders Jim  Arnold and Dennis Tierney  have recovered from injuries  that kept them on the sidelines last year, and they,  along with several newcomers, will add depth to an already strong group, ensuring  that the choices of avid bettors will be handled by competent reinsmen. Young  Danny Williams could be  the big surprise of 1978. An  apprentice last season,  Danny started winning consistently toward the end of  last year, then wenton to be  the top jock at the Sandown  Park meet on Vancouver  Island.  Several locally owned horses have distinguished themselves in California over the  winter. Don Ursaki's popular  Dogwood Passport has won  severall allowance races at  Santa Anita, and Ursaki  reportedly  turned   down  an  offer of $200,000 for the  four-year-old, son of Silent  Screen. Another Cy Anderson-trained horse, Skovinsky,  has also run well south of the  border. Unfortunately for  local race fans, Dogwood  Passport probably won't be  seen locally this summer. He  was injured in a recent race  and will need several months  to recover.  One good horse that will be  running is Smiley's Dream.  The son of Dust Commander  won over $100,000 last year  and was named Canada's  second best three-year-  old. Other stakes horses  that have shown good morning  workouts include First Purchase, Pampas Host, Title  Victory, Willies Revenge,  Touch Topic, Rusty Scupper,  Right Chilly, Tasty Victory  and Jungle Mac.  Racing fans will notice one  change in procedure at Exhibition Park this summer.  There will be no first race  quinclla betting. Instead,  management has decided to  re-introduce the Daily Double,  a popular feature at most other North American tracks.  To participate in Daily Double  betting, the bettor purchases  a $2.00 ticket prior to the first  race on the card, attempting  to pick the winners of the  first and second races.  Last year's total attendance  at Exhibition Park was 997,903  establishing thoroughbred  racing as the lower mainland's major sporting attraction. This year looks even  more promising.  So much for chitchat.  Because the Coast News  publishes weekly, and because racing entries are made  only a couple of days early,  this column will not include a  list of prospective winners in  forthcoming races. This will  serve two purposes. It will  save your money and my reputation. Most experienced  racegoers know the futility  of blindly wagering on the  choices of public selectors.  Instead, in coming months,  "Hoofbeats" will include a  series of articles on generally  accepted handicapping methods. Hopefully, regular  readers will be able to cut  their wagering losses drastically or enjoy a modest  profit. Contrary to popular  belief, you can beat the races.  SHOULD WIN'PRETTY EARLY:  Lunch Break.  tide tables  Reference:  Point Atkinson  Tuc.Apr.18  0220  0850  1400  2000  13.8  8.2  11.3  6.7  Thurs.Apr.20  0325 13.9  1000 6.1  1555 12.6  2150 7.2  Sat.Apr.22  0425  1055  1735  2310  14.0  3.9  14.0  7.9  Wed. Apr. 19  0245 13.8  0920 7.2  1515 11.9  Fri.Apr.21  0345  1015  1650  2100  6.9      2235  12.9  5.0  13.4  7.5  Sun.Apr.23  0445 14.1  1140 3.0  1825 14.5  GIBSONS LANESs*",:;  Hwy 101,   886-2086   J��� '�����  14.8  OPEN  Friday & Saturday 7 ��� 11 p.m.  Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. and 9 -11 p.m.  The opening card at Exhibition  Park confirmed an old racing  adage: "They may not run like  they did last year". A couple of  well-backed horses ran to expectations. A whole bunch did  not.  Thc "smart money" sat upstairs and watched the efforts of  1977 North American riding  champion Steve Cauthen, whose  services were engaged by the  track in an effort to stimulate  early season interest in the sport.  Cauthen had one winner in five  tries, and may have been victimized by the handicapping proverb quoted in the first paragraph.  The boy (he's seventeen now)  did not fly from Los Angeles  to Vancouver because he foresaw a possible winner in thc five  year old mare. Vita Gal, his sole  first-place finish of the night.  In addition to a healthy appearance fee, a visiting jockey of  Cauthen's stature can expect  thc cooperation of local horsemen in listing him as rider on  "live mounts". No doubt they  did their best. Partly on thc basis  of their records and training  times, and partly because of the  young champ's fame, all five  of his horses went to the post as  favourites. However, a quick  sprint on the training track is  not always indicative of a winning  effort in an actual race, and one  of Cauthen's rides was a case in  point.  In the fourth race, the Kentucky-bred son of Delta Judge,  Noble Purchase, appeared to be  thc class of the field, both in  breeding and training record.  In this, his first career start, he  would probably have been  favoured if Phil Gaglardi were in  the saddle. Bettors who followed  that line of thinking sat back  complacently. $10.00 tickets in  hand, contemplating an easy  score. Instead, the B.C.bred  Coaltown Ghost galloped in front  all the way to the finish line,  returning $32.10 on a $2.00  wager. Cauthen's best efforts  brought Noble Purchase to a  third place finish, a couple of  lengths back. Overlooked was  lhc fact that Noble Purchase's  breeding would indicate a winning effort at a much longer distance than the six furlong race  in which hc was entered. Time  will tell.  In another race. Cauthen's  horse was passed at the top of  the stretch, and appeared to be  tiring. The jockey went to work  on her, though, and brought the  filly back enough to make it a  photo at the wire. That may not  have been appreciated by those  holding "win" tickets.  In the tenth and final race,  Cauthen rewarded the stubborn  and the faithful by steering the  aforementioned Vita Gal to a  five length win and a $3.80  payoff.  Some local bettors will doubtless disagree, but Steve Cauthen  probably thinks he rode pretty  well on his one-night visit to  B.C. Some of his strategy  may have been hampered by thc  evening's gale-force winds and  Exhibition Park's tight turns.  A few local riders will someday  tell their grandchildren that they  once beat Steve Cauthen.  If you missed him. he'll probably be on TV on the first Saturday in May. aboard a nice colt  called Affirmed, in the Kentucky  Derby. That horse will probably  be a favourite, too, partly because  of his record, and partly because Steve Cauthen will be riding him. Despite all the calculating, arguing and betting  prior to the race, no one will  know if Affirmed is THE horse  until late in the afternoon of May  6. (He might gct beat by a horse  named Alydar.) That's what  makes horse racing.  A lovely young thing  from Powell River  Banged a tree  with her rusty old Flivver  But Wally was there  1 Wildlife  corner  By Ian Corrancc  Darn it Doug, you are forcing  me to back pedal. 1 went down  and had a look at the culvert in  question after you had cleared  it out. There were a few twigs  that looked like the work of  beaver, but they had been in  the water for some time. So I  guess you're right, and it was  probably thc tides that blocked  it.  I agree with you that everything possible should be done to  find a solution that does not end  up with the death of the creatures. It would be a great asset  to the community to have a resident familv of beavers at the  marsh. Mind you I don't put that  much store in the fact that they  would survive unmolested. I've  known about the ones living down  in the marsh area for a few  years and purposely kept quiet  about them so that they could  live in peace.  If the Marsh Society could  come up with a solution I'm sure  that everyone would benefit from  it. 1 wish you success. One idea  I had was to get a hold of the curator at Stanley Park and get  some advice from him, but as  yet I've been unable to contact  him.  Earlier this week 1 talked with  a local resident whose husband  box trapped beaver in the Spectacle Lakes. The reason for this  was because they were needed  in te Chilcotins where they had  been wiped out and the environment was suffering because of it.  The International Wildlife  Magazine WILDLIFE published  in Britain has recently been running a campaign to reintroduce  beavers in thc British Isles.  Here is a cross-section of the  letters to the January edition of  the magazine, and replies from  the publisher, Nigel Sitwell.  As an active mammaloglst,  I write to say how much I support  your campaign. Grlzedale Forest  In the Lake District might be one  of the best places for an attempt;  Speyslde or the lnsh Marshes  might be others. As I understand the literature on the beaver,  Its diet consists of deciduous  trees of small size and little or  no commercial value. But If the  coypu can be a serious threat  by burrowing Into banks, might  not the beaver be as bad?  Dr. D.W.Yaldcn,  Dept. of Zoology,  University of Manchester  Dr. Richard, who has studied  beavers in France for 25 years,  assures me that he has never  heard of any problem arising  from beavers burrowing into  river banks (which they do).  As * passionate admirer of  beavers, WHEREVER they are,  I wonder whst Is to be gained,  at this time, by reintroducing  them when we are fighting to  preserve our native otters, and  trying to get rid of the ever more  damaging mink, whose presence  NATURAL HISTORY  NOTEBOOK  PRESENTED BV  THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCES. OTTAWA  I*  Nahonai Museu-t i  dIANT  BEAVER  .. "the qiantbeatei, (ta&roiies cMaeniii) &     _  utOS ��W rf ffltf Wafiit rodents eter Known,    ^  rMihind.dl��iialhefdt?ourflfr dudwrqhmd \  up % an ettmated 400 It7. IMse modern   ^~-  beaters (editor (*nademti),a\ant beaten )  bad'tdqea cuttmq teeth,deepitutlW,end       J  nw| reundisif,sisslraf-like tills.  In Candid b*ltls have teen found  m Toronto oter 10,000 War* old, and  tit The Did Oov tusm of Vie yukon.  Hli�� animdl died out win mammothf.  mattodons dud it��-ddc. horttt about  io.ooo ueartaao  Residents of Sechelt who feel that there is a  problem currently with beavers at the Sechelt  Marsh, might give thanks that the village wasn't  incorporated several thousand years ago when  they might have been faced with something  like the above 450 pound monster.  easily get out of control.  every   countryman   must    rue.  How can the Introduction of the  beaver do anything but reduce  even further the habitat of the  otter? ��� whose problems will  not end with the banning of the  otter hounds,   since  they   also  stem from the diminution of its  natural   waterways   and   territory.  Will the beaver do ANYTHING  to  help  our  presently  threatened species?  Ruth Lumlev-Smith,  Managing Editor,  The Ecologist  Thc reintroduction of the beaver should have absolutely no  adverse effect on any of our  native fauna! In the case of the  otter, the beaver does not conflict or compete ��� certainly not  for food or habitat ��� and because the beaver's constructional  activies create favourable conditions for the breeding of waterfowl and fish, its presence may  indeed actually help the otter.  Bearing in mind the lesson of  all the other exotic animals that  have multiplied to almost pestlike proportions In our countryside, surely it Is gross folly  to contemplate bringing back yet  another   species   which   might  Henry Davidson-Smith,  Surbiton, Surrey.  The others you refer to are, as  you say, exotics ��� alien species  from other lands ��� which certainly should not be here. The  beaver is, however, not comparable. For one thing, the European beaver breeds quite slowly:  Dr. Bernard Richard, the leading  French authority, tells me that  if we start with a dozen animals,  they might only increase to about  thirty in ten years. Secondly,  and this seems to me the ultimate guarantee beavers are extremely easy to catch. After all  our ancestors managed to exterminate them by the thirteenth  century and all over Europe (not  to mention North America)  they were reduced to scattered  remnants long before we humans  had anything like the sophisticated wildlife management  techniques and knowledge that  we have at our disposal today.  Congratulations on your Idea.  So few schemes like this are ever  carried out that It would be ���  great shame were It to nil.  I  suggest  that you  keep   the  Al's Contracting  Renovations,  Building  Painting,  Estimates  Gibsons.  Call AI-886-7424  After 5:00 p.m.  Sechelt Tax Service  Your local tax man on Cowrie St., Sechelt  Canadian & Individual U.S.Tax Returns  from $9.00  Free estimates before we do your work.  9:30-5:30 Tues.-Sat.  Remember: your  taxes  must  be  in  by April 30th!  xi��  Sk  ��>��d  Wednesday to Saturday  April 19 to 22  ONLYATMAXI'S  30%   OFF  LEVIS  SHOES & BOOTS  Clearance on all men's  WORK BOOTS  in Gibsons and Sechelt  886-2781    885-5655  20%   OFF  EXACT location of your release  point a well-guarded secret.  Second, perhaps yon should  consider two release points, in  different parts of the country.  Should any mishap, natural or  unnatural, befall one population  then not all the animals would be  wasted.  Why not launch an 'International Reintroduction Year'  campaign, with as many countries  as possible co-operating In bringing back their own vanished  species? Britain still has a lot  to choose from. Let's hope one  day for Ibex and arctic fox on the  Cairngorms; wlsent and wild  board In the New Forest) spoonbills, cranes and storks on the  Broads; and even wolves, lynx  snd bear on some of the remote  deer-ridden Western Isles such  ssRhum!  Alan Pringle,  Msrwell Zoological Park,  Winchester, Hants  We would almost certainly  release the animals in two groups  for the very reasons you suggest.  It is tempting to keep the locations secret initially ��� but  firstly, 1 don't think we would be  very successful (the beavers  would tend to give away their  presence very quickly 1), and secondly, the more public knowledge  and awareness we can generate,  the more likely the scheme is  to be successful ��� and hopefully  the less likelihood that the beavers would be killed by hooligans.  Equus  b\Trish Cramer, B.H.A.I.  and Debbie Rhodes  Grooming: You should brush  your horse vigorously with a good  clean and fairly stiff body brush  every day for at the very least,  twenty minutes. This will promote muscle and skin tone, improve circulation, keep skin pours  clear, provide opportunity to  inspect every inch of the horse's  body, and improve his appearance. This will also keep his natural oil distributed evenly  through his coat. If you keep your  horse  blanketed  he  will   really  appreciate a good grooming as  he will become itchy.  It is also a good opportunity  while you groom to clean his  feet with a hoof prick. In our  area where mud is abundant  check your horse's hooves for  thrush, a bacterial infection of  the frog. You can prevent thrush  with a periodic application of a  disinfectant such as bleach.  Tack: Cleaning your tack on a  regular basis wilt make it look  newer and last longer. A saddle  cleaned with saddle soap often  and buffed will soon shine with a  deep luster. Your horse will  appreciate it also if you wash his  bit after using so it is clean and  fresh the next time you use it.  Keeping the girth clean will  help prevent your horse getting  girth galls.  After a ride, sweat should be  removed from your tack with a  damp sponge. Your horse can  also be sponged off in warm  weather but watch for chills when  fall comes.  Coast News, April 18,1978                        9.  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REQ ��4 m  SAVE 12.91  ���2  .48  ass 10.  Coast News, April 18,1978.  Pender harbour ratepayers report  By Pender Harbour & District  Ratepayers Publicity Association  Committee  Pender Harbour residents may  have no choice when it comes to a  decision on whether or not to  build the 7! : million dollar sewer  *T����p'p'i**T* Jt* T* *P *T**T* ���T* T^ T* *P  NDP  Gibsons Harbour Area  Great Canadian and  British Paperbacks  886-7744  system proposed by Web Engineering. In spite of its obviously  unpopular cosl. resulting in annual charges of $236.00 a year  anil initial hookup charges in  the thousands of dollars for most  users, development in the Pender Harbour basin may have  reached a level or may soon reach  a level where a sanitary sewer  system may be required for  health reasons.  1 hc Web Engineering proposal  for all its frightening aspects,  does much to bring the question  of community planning into focus,  and  docs  so  at   an  opportune  HANDYMAN  looking for odd jobs.  Reasonable rates and  competent work done*  Box 30, Coast News  CAMpbell's  FAMILY SHOES and LEATHER GOODS  "IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SECHELT"  Your friendly neighbourhood  drop-off point for Coast News  Classified Ads.  Province of British Columbia  NOTICE  PUBLIC  HEARINGS  REGIONAL DISTRICT  REVIEW  Notice is hereby given that a  Public Hearing will be held at  . .. SLT  Senior Citizens Hall. Mermaid Street  Monday. May 8, 1978���1:30 p.m.  NORTH VANCOUVER  Coach House Inn, 700 Lillooet Road  Tuesday, May 9,1978���10 a.m. and 1:30p.m.  DELTA  Town & Country Inn, 6005 #17 Highway  Wednesday, May 10,1978���10a.m. and  1:30 p.m.  VANCOUVER  Holiday Inn, 711 W.Broadway  Thursday, May 11, 1978-9 a.m., 1:30 p.m.  and 7 p.m.  Friday, May 12,1978���9a.m. and 1:30p.m.  Organizations or individuals who wish to  present a Brief to the Review Committee and  have not yet informed the Executive Secretary should do so as soon as possible.  Individuals attending the Public Hearing and  wishing to make an oral presentation are also  welcome.  On behalf of the Committee  Brig. Gen. E. D. Danby (Retired)  Executive Secretary  Regional District Review Committee  Suite 206-515 West 10th Avenue  Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 4A8   872-2335  time with the Official Settlement  Plan Committee recently revived  to consider the thorny question of  how small lots should be in Pender Harbour and what the area's  target population should be.  Unfortunately, the Regional  Board has burdened the local  committee with this weighty  decision while at the same time  denying thc information necessary to make it, and the Web  Report only partly remedies the  situation. In effect, the Web  Report tells the public what the  price will be if they go past  the limitation of local soils in  absorbing the waste from private  septic systems. The price will be  actually much higher than 7'/��  million dollars when the cost of  all the individual feeder lines  and pumping stations is added in,  and it is a very open question  as to whether the lean Pender  Harbour economy could support  such expenditure.  The information that remains  lacking is how a sewer system can  be avoided, if at all. How much  development can be permitted in  the rocky, enclosed, Pender  harbour basin before the only  way out is to put in sewers?  Has it gone too far already?  Can development continue with  densities like these encountered  in the new revised Canoe Pass  project for awhile longer with no  irreversible damage? Is the area  committing itself to a 7'/i million  plus debt by continuing to permit such developments? Or if the  7 Vi million solution can be avoided by making lot sizes larger  now, how much larger must they  be made?  These crucial questions are  unanswerable at the present time  because the information required  does not exist. The only way it  could be supplied would be by  a soil study of the Pender Harbour basin by qualified soil  engineers who could determine  with some exactness how far the  absorption capacity of the soil  in various areas can be pushed  before it has been pushed too  far.  The Regional District Planning  Office recognizes this fact and in  fact requested funds for a Pender  Harbour soil study in the current  budget for this very reason. For  economy reasons the Board ���  the same board which refused  to trim $60,000 worth of questionable staff salaries and happily  granted enough for a good soil  study to the R.C.M.P. for the up-  keeep of hobby-cops ��� found it  necessary to drop the Pender soil  study from the estimates. Answering Pender Harbour's  7'i million dollar question is  apparently a matter of low priority on the Regional Board.   ��  Board Planner Robyn Addison,  who is in the position of pressuring the Settlement Plan Committee to deal with the highly controversial density question at the  same time the Board is denying  the necessary information, has  suggested the soil study proposal  will be brought up again, but  since the Board has turned it  down once, there is little enough  hope of it going through the  second time.  Notes from the April 12  APC Meeting  Bowsprit Drive Co-op Wharf  A delegation of property owners on Bowsprit Drive explained  reasons for requesting a larger  water lot for the area's co-op  wharf. Demand for spaces has  been larger than expected and  with thc Regional Board's  request for two public spaces,  a two hundred foot wharf will be  needed instead of a one hundred foot one. This will still not  extend beyond thc reef in the area  and so will not interfere with  navigation. APC members a-  greed to thc proposal pending  approval from the Fisheries Department and settlement of complaints by other landowners on  Bowsprit Drive. A public meeting  may be required.  Regional Review  The APC agreed that a strong  statement supporting the concept  of Regional Government should  be made to offset any desire on  the provincial government's  part to replace it with a more  centralized system. If any changes are made, the APC felt they  should be away from centralization, towards more firm control by local communities. This  might be accomplished by clarifying the idea of "autonomous  areas" in the Municipal Act,  so that the local director and the  local people could not be overruled on a local matter as has  been the case in the Jackson  Log-dump rezoning in Area "C".  Royal Commission on Hydro  The APC requested that the  Regional Board endorse Lasqueti  Steering Committee's request for  a Royal Commission of Inquiry  into the overall energy policies  of B.C. as well as those of B.C.  Hydro. The idea stems from a  statement of Hydro Corporate  Affairs chief that in "MATTERS  OF BROAD PUBLIC POLICY IN  WHICH THERE IS A CONTROVERSY, Hydro perhaps should  not be the agency to make the  final decision". It is expected  that if all the groups fighting  scattered local actions against  questionable Hydro developments throughout the province  unite in a lobby for the Royal  Commission, the premier would  be hard put to refuse it.  Development In Irvine's  Landing bluffs  A request by Sorenson Developments for approval in principle  to develop a large parcel of  land on the rock bluffs between  Irvine's Landing and Farring-  ton Cove under a land use contract was turned down because  of the unsuitability of the terrain to dense cluster-type development.  Neighbourhood Pubs  In answer to a request by the  Regional Board for input for a  policy on neighbourhood pubs,  the APC decided to support the  concept in principle but cautioned  that care must be taken to receive community consent in any  area where a pub is contemplated.  Quarry Bay Development  A request by Explan Consultants for approval of a land use  contract to construct thirty-six  duellings on a parcel in Quarry  B.iv was rejected as creating too  great density in an area important  to the boating public. Under thc  ten acre minimum applying to the  area, thc proposal would have  created more than double the  number of dwellings permitted  in a normal subdivision.  Canoe Pass Project  The controversial Canoe Pass  condominium project, which  would have placed fourteen  joined housing units on a three  and one half acre property bordering Canoe Pass has now been  supplemented by another proposal from the same developer  which will subdivided the property into nine building lots  serviced by a central sewage  plant. Theoretically this plan  could open the way for eighteen  housing units on the property  since zoning allows two houses  per tot.  This time the public has no  ready means of channelling  input into the development  since the developer has proceeded under normal subdivision  procedures, which require no  public hearings and not under  land use contract as before. The  only two possibilities open to  those opposing it are under a  section of the municipal act  which allows local zoning to be  suspended in cases where a  site of unique scenic or historic  value is threatened ��� which may  or may not be applicable ��� and  rezoning of the area. However  it may be that the opportunity  to halt this project through rezoning has passed untaken,  since the subdivision permit is  already in process. Director  Harrison is to seek clarification.  Chamber  The annual general meeting  of the Gibsons Chamber of  Commerce will be held at  the Legion #109 on Wednesday, April 19, at 8p.m.  The main items on the agenda will be a report on the Dogfish Derby, and Commodore  Morrow will also be present  to give an updated overview  of the progress being made  toward the Gibsons Marina.  This is also the meeting  for the election of officers.  At present there are about  twenty nominations for the  thirteen positions.  Court  At Provincial Court held in  Sechelt on Wednesday, April 12  John Matthew was fined S100  for having over his limit of salmon  and his fish were confiscated.  On a similar charge Robert Dried-  iger was fined S50. His catch  was also confiscated.  For driving without insurance  Claude Sanders was fined $250.  Terrence Joe received a $500  fine and his license was suspended for three months for driving while his license was under  suspension.  Leonard Pcarce was fined  $35 for having an inadequate  tread on his vehicle's tires.  Patrick McConnell was found  guilty of being in possession of  liquor while still a minor. He was  fined $100 and his driving license  was suspended for six months.  Derek Holland was charged  with driving with no insurance  and no license. He was fined  $250 and $35 respectively.  For impaired driving Donald  Iverson was fined $500.  Director of Music, Capt. Con Furey will bring  his Naden Band to the area for performances  in Madeira Park, Sechelt, and Gibsons on April 25  26, and 27 respectively.  Letters to the Editor  * Continued From Page Three  Image or the poor public reception pertaining to the value of  regional boards.  What else? Oh yes, my Insinuations regarding your Philosophy. John, you surprise  me. I don't insinuate. 1 say it.  I do not give a "Tinker's Curse"  what Political stripe you care to  wear, that is between you and the  ballot box, and is as personal to  you as your confession to your  Priest or your Psychiatrist,  whichever it takes to turn you on.  Curious that you should have  chosen only a definition of  Philsophy (Political), not mentioned in that tool of my trade of  literary reader and evaluator  to major publishers, a very  good dictionary. My conception  of our shared Philosophy stems  from your obvious concerns for  fair shares for all (see thc first  line of this letter), very particularly in marked contrast to the  editorial in another paper under  the heading of Grandstanding,  drooling hate, ignorance, and  slanted reporting. Half truths  are more odious than lies.  John, in my, and many well-  informed opinions, you arc on the  right track. Hang in there.  Refreshing to find persistence  in seeking explanations of matters and attitudes you couldn't  fully understand. 1 have to say  that mutually being somewhat  of Humanists we will find the  exercise somewhat unrewarding.  Thank you for your courtesy,  which you didn't have to extend.  Charles Lee.  Director  Area"C"  - >J* -1* ���!��� *le* ���!��� *X* ���!�� ���tf ejla ���1? & *lt? 4f faa*slc  . J^ S^ ^ ���T**p rp *P *P *f* *P T^ *����� T* *���*"  NDP  ,0��*"%  Try us for Good Books  From Bantam  & Ballantine  886-7744  0 ��1>��J> *1* %1* e^ **V ���^^fe *J? *^ *������* *at* .aV ^E?*Jl  �� e^ rfi rp w^ *,S ^p�� e^ r^ *T�� *^ *p *J* *^ *^ C  Leg-hold trap scored  Dear Sir:  In the Victoria Colonist of April  1, was an article describing how  a wild wolf saved the life of a  Russian child that had become  lost in the woods. The wolf kept  the child warm during the night  purpose of finding a humane  trap. Every year millions of our  wild creatures, from birds, squirrels and muskrat to lynx and  coyote, arc caused excruciating  pain because of the leg-hold.  In manv cases thc animals take  and then stayed nearby until  rescuers arrived. If a so-called  dumb animal can have so much  intelligence and compassion,  why are we so-called superior  intelligencia so lacking in compassion that we allow the cruelty  of the leg-hold trap to be perpetrated?  Our present government committed itself to ban cruel trapping  in 1978. Will it? To date no  humane trap has been produced  to replace the two hundred year-  old leg-hold trap. This, despite a  Federal-Provincial Committee,  amply financed and drawn five  years   ago   with   the   express  weeks to die or they chew off  a paw in order to escape, only to  die anyway. If you cannot imagine the pain, then close 'your  hand in a car door and leave it  there for a few days. If we must  trap wild animals, let us at least  do it with compassion.  The Association for the Protection of Fur-bearing Animals is  trying desparatcly to save these  creatures from all this unnecessary suffering. If you would  like to help, write to mc for further information.  A.Belither  2324 Cranmore Road.  Victoria. B.C. VSR 1Z4  Ecumenical religion  Dear Sir:  Many people excuse themselves from going to church, by  pointing to the many differences  in mode of worship and expression of faith, and also to the un  fortunate fact that many churchgoers are at best lukewarm  Christians, and at worst hypocrites. With regard to the latter  we might remember the words of  the Son of God when He said,  "I came not to call the righteous,  but sinners to repentance,"  (hypocrites and all).  However, the purpose of this  letter is to call to the attention of  thc Sunshine Coast that there has  been for some time and still  continuing, an ecumenical Bible  Study. Members of three: denominations have been gathering  in the Holy Family Hall to discuss  various parts of thc Bible and to  relate them to their own experience of life. The most enjoyable  part of these meetings has been  to see everybody take part in the  discussions, even Ihose who are  usually a bit timid about speaking  up in company. Friendships  have been formed bringing mutual respect and benefit. Soon  these meetings will be suspended for the Summer recess but  the Spirit and anticipation will  carry through until the Fall when  we shall all meet again.  We should like very much to  see people who may not belong  to any church joining in the discussions and perhaps finding out  for themselves just what the  Christian faith is all about. All  will be greeted with joy and  love and in the hope that solutions will be found for some of the  disturbing and puzzling aspects  of our daily lives. In this day  and age. when society is being  disrupted by so many frightening  occurrences it brings hope and  strength to the ordinary man to  discover that there is a Higher  Power to whom we may relate  and Who loves and cares for  everybody.  Thank you.  Mrs. Alice Taylor  P.S.lnquiries may be directed to  any of the ministers of the Catholic, United or Anglican churches. (Co^UJewsJADrjM8J978i  COAST NEWS   CLASSIFIED ADS  Classified Ad Policy  All lilting. 50�� per line per week.  or nee thc Economical 3 for 2 rate  3 weeks for the price of 2  Minimum  $2.00 per  Insertion.  All fees payable prior to Insertion.  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  * In the event of an error the  publisher shall be responsible for  one corrected Insertion only.  This offer Is made available for private Individuals.  These Classifications  remain free  - Coming Events  -Lost  -Found  Print your ad In the squares Including the price of the Item and your telephone number. Be sure lo leave a blank space after each word.  No phone orders Please. Just mall In the coupon below accompanied by cash, cheque  or money order, to Coasl News, Classifieds, Box 460, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1VO, or  bring In person to the Coaat News office, Gibsons  DROP OFF POINTS: Campbell's Shoes & Leather Goods Store, Sechelt  Wcstersund's Chemists .Pender Harbour.  Coming Events        Obituaries        Work Wanted       Help Wanted Wanted  Coast News  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  VON 1VO  CLASSIFICATION:  Eg. For Sale, For Rent, etc.  WOMEN'S CENTRE  Roberts Creek, 885-3711. Drop-in  librarv, information, Thursdays  11:00-4:00. tfn  Watty's Mobile Disco  All   kinds   of  music   for   your  dance, wedding, etc. Light show.  P.A.System,  Reasonable  Rates.  Ph.884-5312 after 6:00 p.m. 016  To All Residents of Sechelt &  Surrounding Area. Please be informed that the "Sechelt &  District Chamber of Commerce"  has implemented a permanent  telephone number at 885-3100.  We welcome your suggestions,  criticisms and inquiries at above  number during regular office  hours.    Board    of    Directors.  Announcements  Are you new to the Sunshine  Coast? Have you any new neighbours? Call the Welcome Wagon  Hostess for a visit ��� 886-8043 or  886-9973. #18  DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON ���  In  loving   memory   of  Winston  Robinson who passed away April  12. 1975.  Not dead to us who loved him.  Not lost, but gone before;  Hc lives with us in memory.  And will forever more.  Fondly remembered by his wife,  Marilyn and son Winston.  Qualified tuition in Ballet, Tap &  Jazz. Adults, Children (boys and  girls). Preschool to professional.  886-2531.' Gibsons School of  Theatre Dance. #16  The Lion's Share of Personal  Sale Items can be Found Under  Close Scrutiny Only in the Coast  News Classifieds.  If It's a Tradesman or Professional Service that you  require  be sure to look first in the Sunshine  Coast Business Directory.  THORBURN: Bernard Russell,  aged 63 years, of Gibsons,  passed away in St.Mary's Hospital, Sechelt B.C. on April 11,  1978. Survived by his loving  wife. Gladys; son, Robert;  and daughter, Bernice; one brother, William; two sisters, Agnes Payne and Lois Ross; two  grandchildren. No funeral  service in accordance with the  deceased's wishes, no flowers.  Donations may be made to Canadian Arthritis, Rheumatism Society. Cremation, arrangements  through B.C.Memorial Society. 16  ELGAR: Ian D. of 1057 Franklin  Road, Gibsons, aged 62 years,  passed away March 31, 1978.  Survived by his wife, Peggy;  daughters, Susan Smith of North  Vancouver, Lynn Rudd and three  grandchildren of Delta; Sister,  Doreen Forrester and brother  Desmond both of West Vancouver; one Uncle William Elgar of  Vancouver. No service by request. Cremation. Friends so  wishing may send donations  to the B.C.Cancer Foundation.  Arrangements through The Memorial Society of B.C. and First  Memorial Services Ltd. #16  LOWDEN, passed away April  10, 1978, John Vernon (Jack)  Lowden, late of Gibsons, aged  78 years. Survived by one son,  John of Gibsons, two daughters  Phylis Mapwiv of Lady smith.  Kathleen Stocker of Nanaimo;  7 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister. Phylis Lof-  tus, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan;  one brother, Albert Fox of Vancouver. Funeral service was  held Friday April 14 at the Devlin Funeral Home, Gibsons. Rev.  John Low officiated. Interment  Mount Elphinstone Cemetery.#16  Work Wanted  Moving and hauling. Gardening  Rubbish Removal. Odd jobs of  any kind. Quality work. 886-9503  Get Ready for Spring!  Fruit tree pruning, gardens dug.  perrenials divided. ALSO 1-ton  truck for hire, light moving and  hauling. 886-9294. tfn  Most trees, like pets, need care  and attention and trees are our  speciality.  * Topping  * limbing  * Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed service.  Pe��r|ess Tree Services Ltd.  885-2109  Babysitters  Our house or Yours! Day or nitc!  One adult ��� .1 teenagers; reliable  and very experienced. Call  HN6-9.142! #17  Experienced good-natured girl-  Friday lor B.C.Farm newspaper  required. Must be well organized, accurate. sell-starter,  willing to accept responsibility.  Duties will include some proof  reading. Apply in writing list-  in qualifications, experience,  salary expectations and references. Write Box 112. co The  Communicator 808, 207 West  Hastings St.. Vancouver, B.C.*lb  WANTED:     Llghl  boat   nailer.  885-9294. #16  Small engine repairs to outboard  motors, chain saws, lawnmowcrs,  garden tractors. Reasonable  Rates. Home Service or Free  Pick Up and Delivery. Also  Garden and Soil preparation:  roto-tilling, plowing, aerating.  Phone 88(1-9037 or 885-3394. #25  Female Bookkeeper would like  Part-Time Employment. Can do  full set of hooks, up to and including trial balance. 886-9503.  #17  Moving & Hauling  Gardening, Rubbish Removal.  Odd jobs of any kind. Quality  work. 886-9503. #22  Tool Sharpening  Lawn Mower Blades, snips,  knives, scissors. Phone 886-9569  Noon hour, or evenings, 4:30 to  8p.m. HIS  Reliable, bnndable person  available to do house cleaning,  light yard work and painting.  Call 886-9342.5 p.m.-9 p.m.   #17  HELP WANTED  Part time cook for lunch hour.  Apply in person, weekdays,  between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.,  or write Yoshi's Restaurant,  RR#2, Gibsons, B.C. 886-8015.   m  Bob Kelly Clean Up Ltd.  A load on this truck  is a load off vour mind!  886-9433    ' tfn  Fully Qualified Electrician  * Free Estimates it  886-2546 tfn  Fast, Clean, Efficient  CHIMNEY CLEANING  Vacuum equipped. 886-7785. tfn  For Explosive Requirements:  dynamite, electric or regular  caps. B line E cord and safety  fuse, contact Gwen Nimmo,  Cemetery Road, Gibsons. Phone  886-7778. Howe Sound Farmers  Institute. #7tfn  Kitchen Help. Camp Elphinstone. Y.M.C.A. 886-2025.      tfn  HELP WANTED: 2 hrs a day-  equals $200 a month commission  plus prizes. For details write.  Fuller Brush, Box 108, 107  West Hastings St.. Vancouver.  B.C. or Mr. T.Diamond. R.R.  3 Kamloops. B.C. tfn  Sales Manager for Community  newspaper. Fully experienced  person with proven track record.  Opportunity to buy into one of  Canada's fastest growing newspapers in attractive, progressive  community in the Lower Mainland. Good starting salary with  with.  substantial commission. Permanent position, open to a man or  a woman, is to start June 15.  Write Box #116, c/o 808, 207  West Hastings St., Vancouver,  B.C. #16  Elcctrolux Canada Ltd. requires  two people for sales and service  work on thc Sunshine Coast.  980-6507 or write: 142 West 16.  North Vancouver. V7M IT4    #16  Wanted  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds. Twin Creek  Timber Wanted plus Alder  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D A: O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700.  Wanted: Used 8x26' house trailer. One lord (row Cab. 2 wheel  drive. 6cyl, engine, H8ti-25h2.'lh  For Sale  160 acres ��� 60 hay. large hay  shed; barn, deep well; two  houses. On blacktop road. Taxes  S89.00. $56,000. Terms. I'hone  112-567-4357 or write Lome  Shand. Kennydam Road, Van-  derhoof, B.C. *lb  20' clinker built boat with 80 H.P.  Evinrude. Refinishcd hull ���  $2,000.  1973    100   Kawasaki    10-spced  trail bike ��� $300.  Left   hand   pembroke    bathtub  with taps ��� $25.  Two bathroom sinks c/w taps ���  $10.each.  Old Brunswick record player ���  $200.  Used 3" and 1 '/i* copper pipe and  fittings ���$50. for lot.  90    H.P.    Johnson    outboard.  Good running condition, no control���$500.  1958 GMC school bus partially  converted for camping ��� $1,500.  Phone 886-2565. #16  BABY VISITING?: Hem a crib  or Hi-Chair, also Gcndrun 3-  way buggy, back pack, and Hi-  Chair for Sale. 886-2809. #17  Used carpet in excellent condition. Approximate si/e l.Vx26',  Chocolate brown. Original price  $38.50 sq.yd. Make an cifcr.  886-7303. ' #16  Compost Hay ��� 1,00 per bale -  20 bale minimtim.886-2887 #9lfn.  WAITER STURDY DX.  CHIROPRACTOR  Seaview Place H��A 1,01  GIBSONS telephone 8862122  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  AYATATATATATATATAT AUTOMOTIVE   ATATATATATATATATAT        ATATATATATATATATAT ELECTRIC   ATATATATATATATATATATAT      ATATWATATMMM MISC. SERVICES ATATATATWAYATM'AT  /   NEED TIRES'*  Come in lo  COASTAL TIRES  at We S-BENOS on Highway 10)  Phone B86-2700  Box 860  Gibsons  BEELECTRICM  Pnone  886-7605  RESIDENTIAL-COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL |  Maintenance Electronics    Pole Line  "POWER   TO   THE   PEOPLE"  Gutters Phone: Eaves Troughs  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  885-2992  Commercial  Residential  Maintenance  Continuous  ���  PACIFIC-O-FIBERGLASS   ���  FIBREGLASS LAMINATING - REPAIRS  BOATS ��� SUNDECKS, ETC.   12 years experience  885-2981   Eves  ATATATATATATAT BUILDING SUPPLY ATATATATATATATAT        ATATMATATATATATATAT    EXCAVATING     ATATATATATATAT  Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Blfolds,  Construction Plywood, and all Accessories.  Delivery Phone 886-9221  Highway 101, Gibsons  CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterlmes, etc  Ph 885-2921   Roberts  Creek  ATATATATATATATATATAT CabinetS ATATATATATATATATATAT  SUNSHINE KITCHENS  CABINETS ��� REMODELLING  Showroom in Twilight TheatreBtdg. 886-9411  J.B.EXCAVATING        886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage Installation   .^^  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields  PERMATRUSS FABRICATORS     /X ares  (Gibsons) Ltd. 886-7318  Located next to Windsor Plywood p.o. Box 748  .Residential & Commercial Roof Trusses Gibsons, B.C>  ' GIBSONS LAWN MOWER &     "~~~~T"  CHAIN SAW SERVICE 886-2912  Gibsons Industrial Park, #5, Shaw Rd.  "Repairs to all makes"  Zela? QrapRyX  ��� Commercial Screen-Printing  * Custom T-Shirts 886-2640  "Serving  Langdale  to  Earls Cove";  ATATATATATATATATAT CARPENTRY ATATATATATATATATATAT  Cadre Construction ltd.  Framing, remodelling, additions  HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION  V Payne Road, Gibsons  886-2311  L & H Swanson Ltd.  Fteadymlx Concrete  Sand & Gravel with 2plants Backhoes  Sechelt end Pender Harbour  885-9666 or Porpoise Bay Rd.  885-5333 -DumpTrucks-     Box 172, Sechelt, B.C.^  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials lor Sale  Phone l)))6-26H     Member Allied Van Lines    R.R  t.Gibsons  ANDREA8SEN    ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving the Sunshine Coeit  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreessen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  L��j^s TomFlieger   Phone 886-7868  ^WLectrical  j3  Box 214, Gibsons, B.C.  "ONTRACTING VQN w0  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying  Quality Farm 6 flanden Supply Ltd. -  ��� Feed        �� Fencing    �����  Gibsons  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION 8. MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  * Pet Food    * Fertilizer  R.Ginn Electric  General Wiring &  Qualified Workmanship ���  RRKMARLENERD.,   00e ,��70  ROBERTS OflEEK     <W90I9  ATATATATATATATATAT PLUMBING ATATATATATATATATAT^  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  _J~  THOMAS HEATING  OIL BURNER SERVICE  Complete Instrument OOU" / 1 1 1  Nequatque Resorts Lid.  Will build to SUM      ^^'^"O" Division       Vo(llmmo|()  Residential or High Rise        Vinyl Siding we can doll  Gibsons 886-2597   Ph Collect Vancouver 112-327-8757^/  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Ole s Cove  885-9973 B86-293B  Commercial Containers 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;  DOGWOOD    CUE   886.2888  ��� Breakfast  ��� Lunches  ��� Dinners Gibsons, B.C.1  It Pays to Advertise in the 12.  Coast News, April 18,1978.  GIBSONS FIRST  STRATA HOMES  AS LOW AS  ���2,062  DOWN  New Three Bedrooms, 1,250 sq.ft., two story homes,  two blocks from Shopping Centre, schools, transportation, medical clinic.  OPEN  HOUSE  Saturday,   April 22    10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Hillcrest Road ��� Gibsons  i LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  886-2277  For Sale  For Sale: 40'x20' building, suitable for workshop or? Now situated bv Choquer and Sons. Phone  885-3306. #16  For Safe  For Sale  Goslings and ducklings for sale.  Goslings ��� $3.50 and up; Ducklings ��� $1.00 and up. Phone  Pitt Meadows 112-465-8355.   #16  For Sale: Oil range, excellent  condition. $150.00. o.b.o. 885-  5765. #16  General Electric hair dryer,  $9.00; Electric floor polisher  $9.00; Coleman cooler, like new,  $10.00; Portable sewing machine  made by White $50.00. 886-  2328. Third house from Cosy  Corners, Gibsons. #16  Venetian Blind 58"w x 46"1  $15.00; G.E.Coffee percolatcr,  seldom used $10.00; G.E.Upright  vacuum cleaner with accessories $60.00. Child's Car Seat  $15.00.886-7098. #17  For sale or lease with option.  Excellent business on Mile 397.  Alaska Highway ��� Cafe, Motel  and Service Station. Very good  family operation, Phone 112-  880-5451. #16  PENINSULA  ROOFING  & SHEET METAL  All Types of Roofing  & Re-Roofing  Henry Rodriguez  Sechelt     885-9585  MUSIC WEAVERS  USED  RECORDS.POCKET BOOKS,  GUITARS  &  Musical Accessories  Lower Gibsons  ^       886-9737        (  For Sale: 24" Tapersplit Shakes.  Phone 885-5374. #25  Courier Model 6723 Elliott  table top addressing machine in  excellent condition. Nechako  Chronicle Ltd., Box 440, Van-  derhoof, B.C. V0J 3A0. 112-  567-4465. #16  New, Coleman Heater complete  with hose and tank. $75.00.  Call 886-9555 #16  Two plate glass windows in wood  frames 57'/rx47'/,\ $10 each.  Two tires on wheels 825-14 ���  $8.00 each. Four Volkswagen  wheels. $2.00 each. 1-2 Ib. scale  $75. Apply Morrison, 1614  Marine Drive, Gibsons. #16  NOTE TO ABOVE ADVERTISER  YOU DID NOT COMPLETE  YOUR PHONE NUMBER,  PLEASE CALL US.  Specialist Record/Cassettes ���  Classical Music, poetry, drama  and literature, "Words to Hear"  series, 1978 listings, French  Canadian Folk songs, Old movie  favourites. State requirements to  P.O. Box 2490 Merritt, B.C.  COD. 50* postage. Send no  money with order. #16  For Sale: deep or shallow well  jet pump, good working order,  plus tank. $60.00. 886-2520.   #16  Legals  Singer Portable, near new  zig-zag. button hole; G.E.Toas-  ter; G.E.AutoHotbed, New Drum  cymbals, Music stand, Antique  scale; baby crib, stamps, coins  postcards, Cameo, 1915 Brush  Shell War Photos, etc. Baffalo,  Deer Horns, toots, books, feather beds, life jackets, steel cable  and wire, 3/4 mattress, shoe  repair last, sports equipment,  Dodge Monaco Stn. Wgn, full  equipment, $200. #16  Realistic 40-channel side bend  CB Radio with antenna. S2S0 o.b.  o. 886-9408. #18  LAWN MOWERS  Gas Models  Sheffield $139.00  M.T.D.Rear Bagger $229.00  Toro 18"Rear Bagger $299.00  Toro 19"Side Bagger $249.95  Toro 21 "Rear Bagger $349.95  Electric Models  G.E.P.M. 100A $95.95  G.E. P.M. 102 $125.95  i^Jbsons^  Building Supplies Ltd.  Sunshine Coast Hwy.,  Gibsons, B.C.  886-8141  APPRAISALS  MORTAGES  NOTARYPUBLIC  LORRIEGIRARD  886-7760  JONMcRAE  885-3670  CHRIS KAN1CAINEN  885-3545  ARNEPETTERSEN  886-9793  HOMES  HIGHWAY 101: Roberts Creek. Two  bedroom home on lovely partially cleared  acre. Fenced in garden. Fruit trees,  loganberries, strawberries surrounded by  lawn. Separate workshop in back.  Riding lawnmower and some garden  tools Included, also fridge, stove and  some furnishings. Full basement. $42,500  FAIRVIEW RD Immaculate double  wide three bedroom mobile home on  large landscaped lot on quiet street  In area of line homes Easy walking  distance to elementary school.    $42,500  GRANDVIEW RD. A truly distinctive  home, custom built and designed. This  three bedroom home has 1,322 square  feet up and has a fully finished basement  All rooms are extremely largo Five  bedrooms, Ihree bathrooms, finished  fireplaces up and down Central vacuum  sysiem, double carport, paved driveway All this on a large lully landscaped  lol at Ihe road's end This home is lor  the family that demands perteclion Irom  their home $72,000  GRANDVIEW & PRAT1 Lovely new,  well built home with two sundecks  Large living room wilh acorn fireplace  Bedroom has ensuite, wall lo wall carpeting. Garden is in Full basement  10x14 tool shed included $44,900  GOWER POINT RD: Almost 1 acre of  lovely, wooded view property on Gower  Point Rd near 7th Avenue Small but  well-kept house. Second serviceable  building on property. Can be subdivi-  dec $36,900.  WEST SECHELT:   Waterfront building  lol 60x250 overlooking Trail Islands.  Adjacent lots have steps built lo beach  $23,500.  DAVIDSON ROAD; Nearly V. acre  nicely treed lot on Langdale Ridge offer  Ing you view and privacy. Urge three  bedroom home. Lois of cabinet space ir  kitchen, Full basemeni. Fireplace up  ���lain  Largekltchen. $54,900  GRANDVIEW RD: Quality built new  1300 sq ft home with full basement.  Many extra features Including heatl-  lalor fireplace. Two full baths. Plumbing  roughed In In basement. Built-in dishwasher, fridge and stove Wall to wall  carpeting throughout $56,500.  DOUGAL ROAD: Nice starter or retirement home on level lot. Two bedrooms  and an additional room to be used for  sewing room or an office. Wall to wa'l  carpeting. Stone fireplace. Yard is landscaped with a patio in the backyard.  $42,500  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY: Triplex located in Gibsons Village. One 2-  bedroom suite and two 3-bedroom suites.  Good holding property for future development. Close to schools and shopping  mall. (52,500  GRANDVIEW RD: Fantastic fully finished large family home on almost one  acre view lot Three bedrooms on  main floor plus another finished in  basemeni Rec room is roughed in wilh  plumbing tor wet bar Two fireplaces,  skylights, special lighting and large  sundeck over double carport Excellenl  value $64,900  STEWART RD Lovoly Spanish style  homo on 1 ".��� acres level land Four  bedrorns. separate dining room, sunken  living room wilh liroplaco Almost 1400  sq II ol living space on one floor Definitely a one ol a kind $62,500  KING ROAD Country Estate Spacious  and modern home silualed on nearly  5 acres ot cleared land ideally suited  for a family wanting a place tor hobby  farming, horses, poultry elc. In addition  there is a separate large home with 5  lo 6 bedrooms, plus a giant workshop.  This could be an excellent source of  revenue The property is situated  only 2 miles from Sunnycrest Shopping  Centre This whole package of possibilities is now available at      $140,000.  WEST SECHELT: Lovely WATERFRONT Ihree bedroom home overlooking Georgia Strait and Ihe Trail  Islands. Tramway to beach wilh level  building site on lower level. Extras include covered front deck and a sauna  $59,500  GOWER PT. RD at FRANKLIN: A  WATERFRONT lot is Ihe setting for this  lovely two bedroom home. The bedrooms  arecarpeted The livingroom (23 x 17VH  with heatilator fireplace has hardwood  floors The altic has been panelled tor  extra sleeping quarters and,'or storage.  Large 12 x 30 separate enclosed garage  and storage A view of Salmon Rock  and the Gap is yours from the covered  patio Nicely landscaped. Includes  fridge, stove and dishwasher.     $79,900  LOTS  SARGENT ROAD: Build your dream  home on this outstanding property in  Gibsons mosl popular residential area.  Fabulous view of the harbour and Georgia Strait. Over 65' street frontage.  Easy walking distance to schools and  shops. $17,900  UPLANDS ROAD: Tuwanek. Ideal  recreational lot in beautifully wooded and  park like area. Zoned for trailers. This  lot overlooks Sechelt Inlet and the  Lamb Island. $8,900.  SOUTH FLETCHER: At School Road.  Two lols ol 40x150 each. One lol has a  collage which could be rented. These  lots are mostly cleared and ready for  building A spectacular view of the entire  Bay area and Keats Island is included  In the price ot $27,500.  DAVIDSON ROAD: Fantastic view from  Langdale Ridge This lot has a small  creek on iho very back of the properly  All new homes In this area. This lot is  alull2'5olanacro $14,900  POPLAR LANE Beautilul flat building  lol al ihe end of a quiet cul-de-sac. View  of Ihe North Shore mountains. One block  lo shopping cenlre On sewer      $16,900.  GRANDVIEW RD: Lot size approximately 104x105 wilh some view over the  ocean. Close to beach access, partially  cleared, easy building lot. $13,000.  BURNS ROAD: Gooc building lot, 65  x 130, on flat land in Gibsons Village.  Four blocks from Post Office, stores and  transportation. Lightly treed. Three  blocks from ocean All services available.  $11,000  McCULLOUGH RD: Wilson Creek  Close to one acre treed property with  subdivision possibilities. $22,500.  COMMERCIAL WATEHFRONT: With  waterfront as scarce as It is this double  use lot represents real value.       $29,500.  GOWER PT.RD: One half acre lOOx  217 on the corner of 14th and Gower  Point Road. Driveway into one of the  many excellenl building sites. Seme  merchantable timber Properly slopes  to the west for view and tale sunsets.  This has to be considered prime properly.  $16,900  WAKEFIELD RD: Good building lot  in West Sechelt. This Is a corner lot  with view overlooking Trail Islands in a  newly built-up area with water, power  and paved road. Must be sold. Priced  at $12,500.  FIRCREST SUBDIVISION: These lots  are in the ideal rural setting. They are  flat for building but surrounded by  evergreens for the privacy a homeowner  enjoys. Ideal percolation. Close io  schools and shopping. Priced Irom  $9,900  SCHOOL & WYNGART RDS: Only 6  of these Duplex zoned lots left. Beautiful view properties overlooking the Bay  Close to schools and shopping. All  lots perfectly suited to side-by-side  or up-down duplex construction. Priced  at $15,500 and $16,500.  POPLAR LANE: Conveniently localed  subdivision In Gibsons, Only two blocks  from shopping centre and bolh elementary schools. Level building sites  with some clearing on a newly formed  cul-de-sac. These prime lots are on sewer  and all services. Priced from      $11,900.  HILLCREST RD: Only $3,300 down!  Balance by Agreement for Sale will  purchase one of these beautiful view lots  at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. AN  underground services so there Is nothing  to mar the view. These lots are cleared  and ready to build on, The ravine is  front will ensure your privacy. These  lots represent excellent value. Priced  from $13,900 to $16,900.  ACREAGE  GIBSONS: Park Road. Excellent pros  peels for the one who holds this potentially commercial zoned 5 acres. Lightly  cleared, close to shopping centre and  schools. $59,000.  GRANDVIEW RD AT 9th: Over Vl ac.  very private view. House plans and  building permit paid for and Included  in price. Foundation floor slab, and  plumbing all In for a 28x42 (1176 sq ft)  building. $14,900  ROBERTS CRK:   Highway 101 divide: '  this property diagonally down the centre.  Develop both sides of the road.   Try all  offer* fiacres. $25,000.  Doing   vour   own    upholstery?  We have all supplies.  Need a new mattress? Try foam!  All sizes.  Custom covers for:     Campers,  trailers    and    boat    cushions.  W.W.UPHOLSTERY AND BOAT  TOPS LTD. 886-7310 tfn  Lodge-Trailer Court ��� Marina,  Babine Lake; year round business  in expanding area. Owner expanding Into different venture.  Write Box 1, Toplev Landing,  B.C. V0J 2Y0 Phone 112-697-  2313. #16  RICH    BLACK DELTA    SOIL  16 yard.   $190. Bud's Trucking.  15B05,     108th Ave.,    Surrey.  V3R 6T9 tfn  Boats  I am anxious to sell a 17'/i foot  K & C FG outboard with an 85  H.P. Merc. It has a built in fuel  tank forward, two spare tanks,  spare prop, anchor with 200'  line, bilge pump, wipers, misc.  accessories. It is three years old.  used lightly and well cared for.  Make an offer at 886-9508.      #16  16 foot fiberglass with 1974  65 H.P. Mercury engine. $1,500.  Phone 883-9672. #16  110 Mercury Outboard Motor,  used two seasons. Excellent  condition. $425. Call evenings,  883-2424 tfn  16 foot Reinell runabout on good  trailer. Features brand new full  canvas top and trailer has good  tires and big winch with steel  cable. Priced for quick sale at  $1,300. Phone 886-9843.        #16  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.  IAN MORROW & CO.LTD.  Prompt attention to your marine  survey requirements for all transactions   and   Insurance   needs.  Phone 886-2433,886-9458.     #52  1974-24 ft. Reinell Cruiser with  command bridge. Trim Tabs.  188 Mercruiser. low hours, head,  fridge and alcohol stove. In absolutely A-one condition, must  sell for $i 1.000. View at Seaside Plumbing building on North  Road or phone 886-7760. #16  18 foot Hourston glass craft.  130 Volvo in-out. asking $2,500.  886-7580. #16  I7'/i foot Sangster. hard top  302 Ford Engine with Hamilton  Jet. 886-2124. #16  Superb surfer 24' Sedan Cruiser,  command bridge and crew boat  models. Factory to you saves  $$$. Surfer Marine, 678 Ander-  ton Road, Comox, B.C. V9N  SB8.112-339-5733. #19  LIVESTOCK  LIVESTOCK HAULING  Pat Horvath motor carrier license  for Sunshine Coast ��� Powell  River ��� Vancouver ��� Fraser  Valley. With full insurance for  livestock. Phone 886-9845eves, tl  FARM SUPPLIES  Chicken feeders and Fountains  at  Sechelt   MacLeods   Store.  GOOD MIXED HAY  20 bale  lots,  SI.50 per  bale.  886-2887 or 886-9033. tfn  Hay  for  sale  -  $1.00 a  Dale.  Mulch 50 cents. 885-9357.        tfn  HORSESHOEING  Bob Hopkins  Call 886-9470 evee.        #41  Two  bedroom  bouse  available   =====  May  1, central  Gibsons.  Rent  $250  per  month.   Phone  Mt   SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 46 (SECHELT)  The information required to be published PURSUANT to  THE PROVISIONS OF Sections S, T, and U of the Public  Bodies Financial Information Act, covering the 1977  calendar year, is now available for inspection at the  School Board Office, 1490 South Fletcher Road, Gibsons,  B.C., by those interested.  R.Mills  Secretary-Treasurer  P.O.Box 220  Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0  Penthouse apartment with approximately 1,400 sq.ft. of living  area ��� blue plush carpeted  stairway leading up to a 15'/i'x  24' livingroom, blue w/w, 44'  Rosewood feature wall, wall of  stonework with hooded electric  fireplace ��� swag lamps, upholstered wet bar, with colonial  stools ��� sliding glass doors  opening onto deck featuring spiral stairway ��� three bedrooms,  vanity bath with large gilt mirror ��� open cabinet kitchen ���  diningroom with crystal chandelier and mirrored planters. Lovely  drapes throughout. View. Rent  $300 a month. Ten minute  drive from the Langdale Ferry  Terminal on thc Port Mellon  Highway. 886-9352. #18  Could be a cheap rental for  someone. Six room deluxe suite  with deck. $275 a month. Young  gentleman rents one bedroom  for $140 a month. This revenue  would revert to the tenant. Port  Mellon Highway. For details,  886-9352. #18  Modern furnished one bedroom  cottage. C.V.. Phone. Roberts  Creek waterfront to quiet single  man. $150,886-9885. #18  Two bedroom view duplex  suite, wall to wall, fridge and  stove included. References  required. No pets. Phone 886-  2940. #16  Two bedroom view duplex  suite, wall to wall, fridge and  stove included. References required. No pets. Phone 886-2940.  #16  Condominium: Three bedrooms  plus family room, VA baths,  carpets, $300 per mo. Call  886-7628. tfn  2 bedroom furnished trailer.  Near waterfront. No dogs.  886-2887.886-9033. tfn  Vancouver Land Recording District take notice that Lyttle Bros.Lim-  ted of North Vancouver,  towing Company, intends to apply for a lease  of the following described lands:  Commencing at a post  planted at the SW witness corner of DL 7040  Gp. 1 NWD thence SIS*  E for 50 feet thence N75��  E for 440 feet thence N  S0�� W for 1050 feet  thence S75�� W for 800  feet thence along the  high water mark of  Howe Sound for 1000  feet more or less to the  Point of commencement  and containing 14 acres  more or less for the purposes of dredging and  filling for log sorting and  saw milling purposes.  LYTTLE BROS.  LIMITED  Wanted to  Rent  Responsible working woman  wishes to rent small house or  cottage. Will consider doing  small repairs and gardening.  886-2787. #16  A number to note:  885-3521  WHARF REALTY LTD.  LOST  Lost April I: Siamese and tabby  cross, male. Vicinity West  Beach Avenue to Handburry Rd.  Any information, call Jodv 885-  3782. '    #16  found  Personal  Condominiums  ForRent:  3 Bedrooms���2 Bathrooms���W.W.Carpet  ing���RecRoom. Parking. Private Backyard  $300 per month.  Children O.K.  Call Al  886-7424  after  5 p.m.  Newly decorated 2 and 3 bdrm  apts. Stove, fridge, heal and  cablevision incl. in reasonable  rent. Sorry, no pets. Close to  schools and shopping. 886-  7836. tfn_  Suits for Rent. Gibsons Sunshine  Coast Highway. Three bedroom  suites. Fridge and stove. Available immediately.   112-581-0024.  #17  Personal  Healthy middle-aged pensioner  non-smoking, non-drinking,  wishes to meet lady for companionship. Write Box #2, in care  of Coast News Box 460, Gibsons,  B.C. #16  To the unknown person who  found my black leather key case  enroute from Gibsons Elementary to the swimming pool,  thanks. Terry Connor. #16  We would like to thank all the  members of the Eastern Star,  Roberts Creek Hospital Auxiliary,  and Roberts Creek Association,  and to all our friends and good  neighbours for all the cards,  flowers, and visits to me while  in the hospital and in St. Mary's,  Sechelt. Their prayers and wishes will be long remembered  es will be long remembered.  Also to Dr.Myhill Jones of St.  Mary's, thank you. '  Bessie and Scotty Clark  Roberts Creek  BUSINESS PERSONALS: Divorce! $100 plus filing fees.  Obtain your lawyer supervised  divorce over the phone ��� fast!  Call Self-Counsel Services toll  free, 112-800-663-3007. Chargex  and Master Charge accepted. #17  DISCERNING ADULTS���Shop  discreetly by mail. Send *2.00 for  our latest fully illustrated catalogue of marital aids for both  ladies and gentlemen. Direct  Action Marketing Inc.. Dept.  U.K., P.O. Box 3268, Vancouver.  B.C.V6B3X9. tfn  Alcoholics Anonymous meetings,  Gibsons Athletic Hall. 8:30 p.m.  Every Monday. 886-9059 or  886-9904 for information.       #26  Wanted to  Rent  One of Canada s most  illustrious writers is  seeking a beach cabin  on the Sunshine Coast  during the months of  June and July. If you  have a suitable cabin  please write to: Sox 9,  Coast News,  Set of car keys found at Tydewa-  ter Crafts, 886-2811. #16  One pair of glasses with black  case at the bus depot. 886-7742.  #16  Cars | TrusksZ  1976 Ford Club Wagon window  van. Extra seat. Almost new rubber, new brakes, 34,000 miles.  $5,200, Phone 883-2318. #16  1971 Dodge Challenger. Slant  six-cylinder. Chrome wheels.  White upholstery. $1,350.  PHONE COAST NEWS: YOU  FORGOT TO GIVE US YOUR  ohone NUMBER!  1970 Datsun Pick up. Good  transportation. 886-9489.        #17  1977 Ford 1-Ton with metal and  wood deck.   Excellent condition,  $5,800 firm. 886-7303 after 5 pm.  #16  1969 GMC Pick Up and 8' Fields  Camper. 7 split rims, deluxe  interior, propane stove and oven.  Both very good shape. Will sell  separately. 886-7795. $3,500. #16  1969 Datsun B2-I0. Price $300.  885-9588. Ken Bourne. #16  1968 Plymouth Fury, V-8 engine,  good running order. $250 o.b.o.  885-9255 #16  1968 Rover ���2.000 T.C. 68.000  miles. Runs well, $700 Phone  886-7452. #15  1972 Ford Custom 500. PS,  PB, AUTO., Good cond. Must  sell    '1300.    firm.    886-9868.  1973 Datsun 1600 pick up. Radio,  heavy duty suspension. Good  running condition. $1,600.  Call 885-5530. #16.  1973 Bronco sport 4x4 C/W Air  cond.. radio, tape deck, good  condition. $3,800. 885-2162.  After 6 p.m. #17  1970 Econoline 200 ��� L.W.B.Van,  campcri/cd, self-contained, excellent condition. $2,000, o.b.o.  Call 885-9792. # 16  1973 Austin Marina. 3.800 miles.  $1,200.886-2327 after 5 p.m.  #16  Seaside Plaza  Lower Gibsons  Phone 886-2000  Evenings ��� Norm Peterson 886-2607  YOUR AUTOPLAN CENTRE  ALL TYPES OF  INSURANCE  <��*-  ROBERTS CREEK: Full basement three bedroom home, large  corner lot on Cheryl-Anne Park Road. Lower level has been finished with large Rec. Room, W/W, fireplace and built-in bar,  hall bath, plus two bedrooms. Main floor has livingroom with  fireplace, diningroom, kitchen with eating area which Includes  stove, fridge and built-in dishwasher, Master bedroom with full  bath, also having full bath plus two more smaller bedrooms.  This would make someone a great family home in quiet area.  Priced to sell at $59,500.  BURNS ROAD: Nice little two bedroom home on large Vi acre  fully landscaped lot, plus a well-built out building that could be  used for work shop and storage. This park-like property has to  be seen, with offers to $43,500.  CHASTER ROAD: Bring all  offers on 80' level cleared lot  close to new school. .O.K. for  trailers.  GIBSONS: Lovely 2 BR home  approximately 1,100 sq.ft.on  large landscaped lot full of  shrubs and flowering bushes.  This is one of the most attractive homes in the Gibsons area.  Has good garage and is all  fenced. Priced for fast sale at  only $49,500.  GRANTHAMS: Up and down  duplex plus cottage on view  property. Retire with revenue  to help pay taxes, etc. Try your  offer on this one.  SARGENT ROAD: New three  bedroom full bsmt home with a  great view over Howe Sound.  F/P on main floor and one  roughed in on lower Rec. area.  Ensuite off large master BR,  plus many extras. Should be  seen at $64,000.      SOAMES POINT:  Three waterfront lots. Approximately 1.5acres each with 100'  frontage on Howe Sound. Only  $40,000 each.  HYW 101: Over 5 acres of  sloping property running between Hwy and Lower Road.  About two acres cleared with  nice home, two good sheds,  fruit trees, etc. Could subdivide  If zoning was changed. Asking  $65,000.  HOPKINS LANDING: Nicely  treed lot with great view over  the Sound. Don't miss this one  at only $12,000.  ROBERTS CREEK: In private  setting on nicely treed acre.  Well constructed five room  bungalow consisting two bedrooms, cozy L.R., with F/P,  modern U-shape kitchen off  spacious D.R. Utility, attached  carport. A terrific buy at only  $49,500.    GOWER POINT: Three oed  room full bsmt home on large  view lot in quiet area. Good  family home with bsmt partly  finished. Only $59,000.  ROBERTS CREEK: Over one  acre with 300' frontage on  Beach Ave. A beautiful home'  site. Can be subdivided  $23,500.   .  SARGENT ROAD: One of the  finest views in Gibsons. This  3 bedroom full bsmt home sits  on a large 132' frontage lot  on lower side of road, Is mostly  landscaped and terraced.  Features Include two F/P,  double glass, ensuite off Ige  master BR, custom closets,  100% linen fully lined drapes in  L.R. and D.R., air cleaner  on oil furnace, plus many  many more. If you are looking  for a quality family home you  should see this one. Priced  to sell at $69,500. Coast News, April 18,1978  13.  Cors & Trucks   Opportunities Property  1952 Pontiac, not running, body  quite good. $75.00. Phone 885-  2971. m  1975 Ford LT 9000 with 1975  Can-Car aluminum box, 350 Cummins 12513 transmission,  SQHD 38,000 rears. Write  Norcan Contracting, RR#2  Vanderhoof, B.C. V0J 3A0  Phone 112-567-9161. i]6  $11,500 Agreement for sale.  Payable at $400 per month at  7%. All replies guaranteed  confidential. Best Offer. Box 19.  19*7 Dodge 6-yard Damp Track.  $25.00 o.b.o. 803-2424, call  evenings. tfn  1973 Challcnge~340-4BBL.  57,000 miles, P.S. & P.B., air  cond., radials, mags, tapedeck,  excellent   condition.    885-5669.  !*!*_  SECHELT  TAX SERVICE  Your local tax man  on Cowrie St. In Sechelt  9:30 - 5:30 from ss.oo Tues.-Sat.  GIBSONS  TAX SERVICE  INCOME TAX  PREPARED  7 days a week  Office: 1767 Martin Rd.,  Giosons  886-7272 A.Jack  HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER  (GLEN RD) Two bedroom home  with fireplace, auto oil furnace,  fabulous view and close to all  facilities. Phone 886-2075.      tfn  Strikes  and Spares  By Bod Mulcaster  Garden Bay water view lot. Cabin 600 sq.ft., elec. Heat. 2 bedrooms, living and bath rooms.  Needs some finishing. On V*  acre.   Phone 883-2318. $15,500.       #16  New three bedroom 1,000 sq.ft.  home with view, Wilson Creek.  Asking $39,000. Phone 885-3773.  tfn  Registered Canadian and American purebred pets. Most breeds  available. Referral service for  Canadian breeders. Canadian  Bouviers available this month.  Phone Highland Pets, 112-826-  2583. #16  One male dog needs good home.  Phone 886-9821. #16  Opportunities  BUSINESS PERSONALS: Incorporate! $75.00 plus filing  fees. Obtain your lawyer supervised incorporation over the  phone���fast! Call Self-Counsel  Services toll free, 112-800-663-  3007, Chargex and Master  Charge accepted. #17  MORTGAGE LOANS promptly  arranged anywhere in B.C.  Information and references on  request. J.D. Phillips Capital  Corporation, 10673 King George  Highway, Surrey, B.C. Phone  588-0411 days, or 585-1603 eves,  tfn  EARN $200.00 monthly part-  time; $1,000. full time. Easy to  succeed with our training. Write  Fuller Brush Company, C/O  Box 108, 808, 207 West Hastings  St., Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1H7,  or Mr. T. Diamond, R.R. 3,  Kamloops, B.C. V2C SKI. tfn  Business Opportunity. Excavating business for sale. JD  450 Cat, Case Backhoe, Dump,  Single Axle Dump, Tandem  Ramp Truck. 886-9633; 886-  9365. ^ _**��  Sewing Centre established five  years in Lake Cowichan, for sale.  Has great potential for alterations  and dressmaking. Most suitable  for two female partners. Reply  to Box 772, Lake Cowichan, B.C.  #16  Are you new to the Sunshine  Coast? Have you any new neighbours? Call the Welcome Wagon  Hostess for a visit ��� 886-8043 or  886-9973. #18  Fruit trucking business. Includes  Tandem axle refrigerated truck  w/22' insulated box, cardboard  boxes, contacts, etc. Money to  be made. Phone 112-832-7779.  Write Box 2349, Salmon Arm,  B.C. #16  * Portraits       * Weddings *  * Passports  * Commercial *  * Copy and Restoration work *  Professionally done in your home  or in ours.  Day or Evening call  886-7964.  Mobile Homes  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  SPECIALLY PRICED  New 14 wides ��� fully furnished and set-up on your lot  or ours.  Good selection of used single  and double wide homes from  as low as $7,000.00.  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  10x45 mobile home. Good condition.    W/W    carpeting,    stove  fridge.      Moveable   200  addition   included   with  skylights.    $6,500   o.b.o  9245,eves.  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.  BY OWNER  Langdale, brand new home,  1322 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, ensuite off master, large kitchen  and nook. Beautiful Cameo  marble fireplace, with heatilator up and downstairs. Also  roughed-in two rooms and  bath downstairs. Beautiful  view on corner lot. This home  must be seen to be appreciated. $63,000. Please  call 886-2300. *5  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  rent and drive away. cvAMDI CC  Based on 36 month lease   78 F250 pickup  $148 per mo.  Total $5326.  Lease end Pries  $2175.  or simply return  78 Camero HT  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  78 Fiesta 3 OR  $99 per mo.  Total $3564.  Lease end Price  $1400.  or simply return  77 Econoline 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.  Total $5560.  Lease end Price  $2275.  or simply return  78C100ChevPU  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Price  $1875.  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   INCOME TAX  SERVICE  PERSONAL &  BUSINESS  9-12a.m.       5-8 p.m.  886-2821    North Road  Prime commercial or residential  property within Queen Charlotte  City. Two acres cleared, creek,  beautiful ocean view, fruit trees.  Good soil. Phone 112-559-8320.  Write Box 121, Queen Charlotte  city, B.C.V0T ISO #16  Moving to Quesnel? 1973 Premier Mobile Home for sale. Three  bedrooms, like new. Has a dining  room. Partly furnished. Asking  $12,600 or best offer. Phone 747-  2031, Quesnel, B.C. #16  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  $22,700 or make me an offer.  886-9041. tfn  Two year old 12x68' mobile home  on parklike acre by Camp Byng.  Stove, fridge, dishwasher incl.  $39,900 firm.     437-0740  eves;  886-7297 days. #16  TRAVEL TRAILER  1965    17'    Shamrock    Fridge,  range,    built-in    Chem    toilet.  $1,395.   Call after 6 p.m.    886-  2886. #17  sq.ft.  large  885-  #17  197612x68 foot 3-bedroom mobile  home. Must sell. Financing  availab.c 8' Camper, $300o.b.o.  after 6 p.m., 885-2496. #17  Property  PRICE REDUCED $4,000.11  1559 Abbs Road, panoramic view,  3 bdrm, finished basement,  2 F.P., large sundeck, covered  patio, 2 carports, plus Mother-in-  law suite. $72,000. 886-7559. #7tf  HOUSE  FOR SALE  Opposite  Seaside Plumbing,  North Road.  Open for Offers  60-day removal  886-7700  or  886-7896  OWNER DESPERATE  $12,000   -   1/3   acre,   Langdale  Cres.-level, view.  $9,500 - Langdale Ridge ��� view,  make an offer. 886-7218 #16  LOT FOR SALE  Vi acre plus good view. 1,000  feet from waterfront. Gower area.  886-2887    tfn  Two homes, one Selma Park,  5-year old, 3 bedroom modern,  large lot and backyard. F.Place.  The other, new finished to rough  plumbing and wiring, deluxe  construction and must be seen.  $46,000, $57,000.885-9328.    #16  New, three bedroom home on  level lot. Two fireplaces, l'/i  bathrooms, separate dining-  room, custom built walnut  cabinets, basement and carport. Close to schools and  shopping mall. $48,500.  886-7625 #16  Our two Thomas Adams teams  bowled at Varsity Lanes last  Sunday in the Regional Zone of  the National Classified Tournament but we didn't fare too well.  Suffice it to say we held everybody else up. Next year we'll  get them!  It took all year but we finally  had a 400 game rolled.. Paddy  Richardson rolled a 400 even  game in the Classic League. She  stared with a headpin, nine  strikes in a row, a left corner pin  in the eleventh frame which she  picked up for a nice 400 single.  In a rolloff for the Classic League  Ken Skytte had a 380 single and  1138 for a four game total and in  the Ball and Chain League  rolled a 311 single and 881 for  three, and in the Legion League  had a 306 single and 797 for  three. Ken's the hottest bowler  in the house right now.  Freeman Reynolds rolled a  330 single in the Ball and Chain  League and in a rolloff for the  Legion League Laurie Cavalier  had a 325 single and 828 for  three.  The Phuntastique League had  their playoffs last week and the  Deadheads, Mel and Willie Buck-  master, Kay Butler, Lome Eve  and Art Holden, are the big  winners. Mavis Stanley rolled a  300 single in the Playoffs which is  pressure bowling.  Highest Totals: Classic: Gwen  Edmonds 260-1011; Paddy Richardson 400-1028; Freeman Reynolds 293-964; Ken Skytte 380-  1138; Tuesday Coffee: Mamie  Qually 296-738; Sue Whiting 293-  744; Swingers: Jean Wyngaert  248-707; Art Smith 269-754;  Gibsons 'A': Orbita delos Santos  239-651; Kathy Clark 251-695;  Mike Cavalier 297-657; Vic Marteddu 246-673; Wednesday Coffee: Nora Solinsky 251-679;  Marion Reeves 244-690; Ball and  Chain: Marg Williams 282-652;  Glen Williams 265-694; Freeman  Reynolds 330-794; Ken Skytte  311-881; Phuntastique: Hazel  Skytte 243-651; Mavis Stanley  300-726; Ralph Roth 257-741;  Legion: Carole Skytte 275-  727; Ken Skytte 306-797; Laurie  Cavalier 325-828; Y.B.C.Ban-  tams: Victoria Gazeley 156-  310; Debbie Turner 223-363;  Paul Jay 177-322; Alan Jay 174-  326; Seniors: Ann Husband  215-604; Jeff Mulcaster 262-  730.  Wanderers  The other face of 2,4-D  By Richard Tamhoff  Soccer  By Barnibus & Co.  Ready for the pipeline. Dog  grooming and boarding  business. 2.35 acres; new 3  bedroom home and bam. Will  consider trade on Vancouver  Island or the Interior. Box 5135,  Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 4S3.  Phone (403) 633-2553. #16  Unsurpassed panoramic View  Garden Bay semtwaterfront, 1  acre plus three bedroom, l'/i  baths, 16x24 living room with  huge stone fireplace, 16x24 rec  room, Jacuzzi pool, sauna, 2  sundecks, H.W.heat. $87,500,  Owner. 883-2318 #16  The Home Health Service  of Canada is an international  low profit firm representing  the highest quality health  and non-denominational  literature promoting healthful living and character  building qualities. Many  families have benefited from;  You aV Your Health (3 vol)  (all aspects of home-life)  Life & Health (monthly  Journal)  Listen i (teenage monthly  journal)  The Bible Story (10 vol),  for children, and over 40  million sold  Uncle Arthur's Bedtime  Stories (8 vol)  (true character-building  stories)  What   Every   Young   Man  Should Know about Sex  What Every Young Woman  Should Know about Sex  (1 book - highly educational  guide)  Bible    Reference    Library  (6 vol)  (adult level)  Bible studies with free  bible (on request)  Health information telephone tape library pamphlet (194 cassette-tapes  via toll-free number, free)  (5-Daj Plan to Stop Smoking  pamphlet  Please feel free to phone  Bob Wlckwlre for further  Information. 885-9750.    #15  Playing on a muddy False  Creek soccer pitch the Elphinstone Wanderers Men's team  ended regular season league  play with a three-three tie  against Vancouver Trojans.  Back in the line up after a  vacation down South were.  Dan Baker and Ken Miles  who have been concentrating  on rugby. Best players for  the Wanderers were Nick  Bergnach, Graham Chapman,  Ken Miles and Steve Miles.  The Wanderers will be holding their second annual All  Star Soccer Tournament on  April 29 - 30. Participating  teams are Elphinstone Wanderers, Pender Harbour Bananas, Sechelt Chiefs, Powell  River Regs, Air Canada, Powell River Labatts, Trojans, and  Elphinstone Raiders. All  games will be played on the  Elphinstone High School  grounds and Langdale Elementary School grounds  starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday,  April 29. Tickets for thc  Tournament dance to be held  at Elphinstone High gymnasium on the 29th of April  at 9:00 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. are  available from Jan DeReus  at 886-2046; Terry Duffy at  886-2690; or Graham Chapman at 885-2105. Tickets  are $3.50 per person with  a swell time promised to all.  PENALTY SHOTS: Nick  Bergnach upped his goal  average with two goals against  the Trojans. Art Dew looks  like a shoo-in for rookie of  the year award while Corkie  Bland should get the most  sportsmanlike player award.  PERSISTENCE IN ENVIRON  MENT  Although the government  of B.C. and the city of Pen-  ticton assured residents that  2,4-D breaks down into harmless products in four or five  days there is a large amount  of scientific evidence to the  contrary.  In the Tennessee Valley  Authority water system 2,4-D  has been used to control milfoil since 1961. Three months  after application of the herbicide, residues were still  found to average .042 PPM  in surface water, 1.1 PPM in  plankton and .35 PPM in the  sediment. "Between April 1  and June 26, 1969, 2,4-D  residues in raw water at eleven water treatment plants on  Guntersville Reservoir,  were monitored. Five of the  eleven...recorded 2,4-D levels  in the raw water at above the  .1 PPM level set by the  U.S.Environmental Protection Agency as a maximum  permissible concentration.  At the North Marshall water  treatment plant, 2,4-D residues in water reached the very  high level of 5.9 PPM. Even  after water treatment by coagulation, sedimentation,  filtering and carbon treatment  2,4-D residues were at a 5.8  PPM level. This report suggests that traditional water  treatment systems do not remove 2,4-D." (VIII-3)  "In the ground water in  Colorado, phenoxy herbicides were found seven years  after the last spraying. In  1965 the U.S.Department of  Agriculture conducted a herbicide residue survey in six  different areas in the U.S.,  and they found 2,4-D residues  in all areas. In Globe, Arizona  tests showed residues in soil  as long as six years after  spraying. Samples of water  taken several weeks after  spraying were tested by the  Arizona Department of  Health; they all revealed  phenoxy herbicide, residues.  One sample, tested over one  vear later, still showed almost 100 PPM of 2,4,5-T."  (VIII-4)  "In another well-known  incident, the U.S.Forest  Service sprayed the Cleveland  National Forest in California  with 2,4-D as part of a tree  management programme.  The herbicide worked its way  through the soil and into the  San Gabriel River. It ended  up in the reservoir system at  Montebello, which supplies  water to Los Angeles. Five  years later, 2,4-D residues  were still detectable." (VIII-5)  The authors also give evidence that 2,4-D is not eliminated from the human body as  claimed by some officials.  BREAKDOWN PRODUCTS  Another concern is that  even if 2,4-D did break down,  the resulting chemicals are  not necessarily harmless.  "2,4-D degrades to 2,4-Dich-  lorophenol, a toxic chemical.  The final breakdown product  is reported to be succinic acid,  a hydrazine  product  proven by thc U.S.National Research  to be a carcinogen in tests on Council   on   water   pollution  laboratory animals.   To date concludes that  much of the  the B.C.government has not "intestinal flu" that  Ameri-  tested for the breakdown pro- cans get each year is prob-  ducts of 2,4-D in areas treated ably due to ailments caused  for Eurasian  milfoil  weed." by our present drinking wa-  (VI1I-17)       ���   SYNERGISM  "A growing concern in  North America is the buildup  of organic pollutants in our  waters. How do these chemicals interact? In some cases,  different chemicals combine to  form new, toxic substances.  In other instances two or more  chemicals co-operate to increase the total effect of the  chemical. This is commonly  referred to as synergism."  (VllI-12)  "For example, we know  that chlorine interacts with  other chemicals to form new  substances, and in particular  chlorinated hydrocarbons."  The U.S.Environmental Protection Agency studied treated  water in seventy-nine American cities. "The amount of  chloroform in all seventy-  nine cities increased significantly after Chlorine treatment. Chloroform is a known  carcinogen." (VIII-13)  "We have to be concerned  about the effect of all this on  our health.    The  197 study  ter."(VH-17)  In their conclusion, the  authors recommend that  "all phenoxy herbicide  use be re-examined in light  of the information which is  available on their detrimental  eff< cts." (3) Considering the  overwhelming amount of evidence that they have brought  forward, I think this is a fair  request.  For All  Your  Travel  Needs  peninsula  travel  886-9755  Registered Travel Agent  NofMumU  Agent Registration No. 108-3  Air/Sea/Train  Tickets  Charter flights to  Eastern Canada and  Europe  45 days advance booking  Escorted and individual  tours  AGNES LABONTE  886-7710  *  �� Special Notice  * to Readers  *  *  *  *  i  *  *  *  *  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 distribution. Such a tangible expression of  appreciation would be most gratefully  received by the staff of the Coast News.  Send along your voluntary subscription  to the Coast News, Box 460, Gibsons,  B.C. VON 1VO.  X***********************************  SUNSHINE COAST REGIONAL DISTRICT  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  Official Settlement Plan ��� Roberts Creek,  By-Law No. 134  Pursuant to Sections 796A, 703and 798A of the Municipal Act, A Public Hearing  will be held in the Community Hall, Roberts Creek, B.C., on Wednesday, May  3, 1978 at 7:30 p.m., to consider Official Settlement Play By-Law No. 134. All  persons who deem their interest and property affected by the proposed by-law  shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard on matters contained in the by-law.  By-law No. 134 is the Official Settlement Plan for all of Regional District  Electoral Area D, extending from Hunter Road on the west to the junction of the  Highway and Lower Road at the cemetery on the east; from the water on the  south to the Crown Land north of the Hydro right-of-way on the north. This bylaw sets goals to:  1. Maintain the existing rural atmosphere of the community,  2. Develop a recognizable central area for a social focus and as a service centre  for the community,'  3. Protect and develop waters and banks of Roberts Creek itself for its historical, social and environmental values to the community,  4. Minimize visual, air, water and sound pollution in the Roberts Creek planning area, and  5. Insure sufficient community services are available to satisfy the needs of all  members of the community.  The by-law presents objectives and policies designed to assist in achieving the  goals of the Plan. All future development in the area under this Plan must comply with the stated objectives and policies.  The above is a synopsis of By-law No. 134 and is not deemed to be an interpretation of the by-law. The by-law may be inspected at the Regional District  offices, 1248 Wharf Street, Sechelt, B.C., during office hours, namely .Monday  to Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Thursdays and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to  5:45 p.m.  Mrs. A.G.Pressley  Secretary-Treasurer  Sunshine Coast Regional District,  Box 800,  Sechelt, B.C. VON 3A0  885-2261    ���  I  L  LORC  NCIES  FLORON  AGENCIES LTD  REAL ESTATE * INSURANCE  15Sf Marin* Drive, Gibsons  Ron McSavaney John Black  885-3339 886-7316  OFFICE 866-2248  HOUSES  Three bedroom post and beam with carport;  two baths, one ensuite; fireplace, open area  living and dining room, beautilul well-planned  kitchen, also two recreation rooms downstairs. Large level lot. 127x225, with good  garden soil. $69,000.  Comlortable attractive three bedroom lamily  home, centrally located. Inquire for further  details and price of this attractive property.  New!!! Three bedroom home in area of attractive new homes. Aluminum siding,  double glazed windows, carport and fireplace.  Plenty of roomy cupboards, large utility;  the whole nicely decorated with wall to wall  throughout. Priced at $48,000.  New, two bedroom home, completely modern  of unique design, completely finished with  carpet, etc., some utilities included. Cedar  design kitchen, ideal for business couple or  hide-a-way on semi-waterfront lot with some  view and access to beach. Full Price $42,000.  Two bedroom home, Cheryl Ann Park, newly  decorated, new carpet, etc. Quiet area with  easy access to beach. Try your offer.  Two bedroom home on Rosamund Road,  Gibsons, with rec room. Large lot with some  fruit trees. $33,500.  BUILDING LOTS  Nice building lol with 75'  Road, Cheryl Ann Park  build and only $11,500.  Large lol on Chaster Road;  $12,500.  facing on Lower  Cleared ready to  close lo school  Semi-waterfront, easy beach access, Vi acre  with view, $17,500; two other lots in same  area with beach access, one $16,500. the other  $15,000.  Half-acre lot on Lower Road, some timber,  creek at side; asking $16,500.  Reduced to Sell: on secluded side road in  Roberts Creek. Close to stores, school, etc.  Only $10,000.  Level cleared lot in Gibsons Village on sewer  and water, 62'x182' obtainable with small  down payment of $3,500. For further details  of this and other exclusive listings phone Karl  Bull at 886-2814.  Two lots South Fletcher and School Roads;  total price for both $30,000.  Some other rural holdings available, priced  according to location, etc. Ask lor details.  -I  mtaaaaaaam  mMmmtamaaaai 14.  Coast News. April 18,1978.  From the Legislature       Guess Where  Alberni MLA Bob Skelly  has accused Hydro energy Czar.  Robert Bonner, of using Vancouver Islanders as "guinea pigs  lor Hydro's nuclear experiments"  and sabotaging alternate energy  projects created by the NDP  government.  In a speech Wednesday in  the legislature, Mr. Skelly demanded lhal Premier Bennett,  tt ho is now also the Energy  Minister, camel nuclear power  planning and suspend plans for  a 500 kilovoll Iransmission line  to Vancouver Island. Instead hc  suggested that Vancouver Island be set up as an area under  thc direction of the B.C.Energy  Commission In study, plan and  implement energy alternatives.  Mr. Skelly pointed to studies  in the United Stales which demonstrate that alternative energy  sources and conservation methods are by far thc best investment of our "scant energy production dollars." For example,  Skelly cited information about the  job creation potential of conservation of energy compared to  thai of huge generating facilities.  It costs over $123,000 to create  a single job in the public utilities. It costs only $19,500 per  job tu manufacture materials  such as insulation and solar  energy components to save energy in buildings. And to install  solar water heaters an investment of only $4,000 is required  to create a single job. By spending the cost of the Cheekeye-  Dunsmuir transmission line on  energy conservation and alternative energy techniques, Skelly estimated that 25,000 jobs  could be created on Vancouver  Island. Skelly also compared  the costs of producing or saving  a kilowatt of electricity from  various sources:  Nuclear energy, $800 to $1,000  per kilowatt; use of ceiling  insulation. $450 per kilowatt;  use of heat pttmps for air conditioning and ileating, $120  per kilowatt; recovery and use of  waste heat, $100 per kilowatt.  Skelly stated that the nuclear  alternative is the most expensive for taxpayers of British  Columbia in terms of the deadweight debt, thc health and environmental impact on future  generations.  Skelly also cited research by  Dr.Harrv Szmant of the Univer  sity of Detroit which indicated  that, if waste wood and brush  were removed from forests of  the United States over a five  year period and used for thermal  electric generation, it would  save more than eight billion  barrels of oil ��� more than the  United States uses annually.  Using the example of a demonstration plant being established in  Central Michigan. Skelly pointed  out that based on Szmant's research, the use of waste wood  from only 2,500 acres on Vancouver Island annually would  provide the electrical needs of a  city of 20,000 people, equivalent  to thc size of Port Alberni.  In closing Skelly stated, "The  job creation potential of alternative energy is fantastic. We have  only begun to touch on it. Hydro  is impossible to deal with, they  will not consider energy alternatives. We are calling on the government to create jobs, to stop  destroying the environment,  to eliminate those tremendous  health and social impacts related  to nuclear power and high voltage transmission and get moving  to set up an alternate energy  experiment area on Vancouver  Island."  Wilson  Timber Days progressing  "Arrangements for the Sechelt Timber Days are making  good progress," reports Timber  Days Committee Chairman Carl  Chrismas.  A new feature of the annual  Sechelt celebration this year  will be the Timber Maid feature,  w hich will supplement the traditional May Day Queen. Unlike  the May Queen, the Timber  Maid will be a lady of legal age,  nineteen years or over. Service  Clubs in the area and other  organizations will each sponsor  their particular candidate.  The sponsoring groups will  compete with each other with  points being awarded toward  ihe election of thc Timber Maid  from various tournaments such  as a Fishing Derby and a Crib-  bage Tournament, etc. A raffle will also be held with good  prized to be won and the Timber  Maid sponsors will win elective points for their candidate  based on the number of tickets  sold.  The identity of the youthful  May Queen has already been  established, with Susan McKib-  bin, daughter of Chartered  Accountant Warren McKibbin,  being this year's choice.  Chairman Chrismas, who  moved to the Sunshine Coast  last year from the Delta area,  has a long standing relationship with the area nonetheless.  Over thirty years ago he operated  the Standard Oil dealership in  Roberts Creek, before leaving to  pursue a varied career in flying  and logging.  He reports that most service  clubs have applied for booths  for Timber Days activities and  that it is possible that a baseball tournament will be worked  into the events this year to provide more continuous activities  over the two-day period. A chairman for the logging events is still  being sought but some people  who have put valuable energy  into the annual event are reported  to be interested in helping again  this year and the vacancy is  expected to be filled in the very  near future.  Elphinstone Senior Rugby Team  Car Wash  At Elphinstone  Secondary School  on Saturday,  10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m  CARS  Prices  Wash'n Wax  $1.50  Wash,  Wax'n Vacuum  $2.00  Bottle Drive  in Gibsons  Please have any bottles or cans ready to donate  when the team calls on Saturday, April 22.  Proceeds towards Team Travel Fund  Creek  Two ongoing programs at  Wilson Creek are presently open  to new members. Both Mime and  Guitar are looking for more  interested participants.  The weekly Mime class at the  Scout Hall allows interested adults a chance to develop control  and discipline in expression.  Doug Vernon instructs the group  in theatrical movement, mime,  and pantomime, Tuesday afternoons, at 4:30. New members are  welcome ��� for more information  phone the Community Office at  885-5422.  Another beginner's guitar  class has been started; at the  Daycare building, 7 p.m. Thursdays. The fee is $10.00 for ten  lessons, during which beginners  will learn the basics of melody,  chords, and songs. Our approach  to learning music is fun and  effective ��� come and give it a  try. For information or registration, call April at 885-5422,  The usual prize of $5.00 will go to the person  whose name on a correct entry is drawn from  the barrel correctly identifying the location of  the above. Send your entries to Box 460, Gibsons.  Last week's winner was Jane Lathem of R.R.#I,  Seaview Road in Gibsons who correctly located  the old fire engine pictured last week as being  on Fairmont Road near Highway 101 in Gibsons.  STAINED GLASS CLASSES  Start Wednesday, May 10th  7:00 p.m.  To register phone 885-3818  SEAMLESS GUTTERS  5" $1.50 per Linear Foot  Installed  Locally owned and operated  ALUMINUM    SIDING    V|NYL  Keep Out  This Summer's  Heat  Next Winter's Cold  With  Twin Seal  Replacement  Windows  or Storm Windows  Neatly  Installed  by  Reliable  Workmen  886-2311  Cadre Construction Ltd.  Dave Doig wishes to  announce the sale of  the business and premises  of the  S&cH&If Bar den $ c?e/  (Benfre  to Judy and Paul Mathon  of Sechelt Office Services.  Best Wishes and continued  success to you both  in your new endeavour.  I would also like to thank  my many friends and  acquaintances for their  patronage over the  last eight years.  Dave Doig  CLEAR  THE  STORE  The later you leave it the greater the price - The sooner you come the greater the choice  garden tools  trellises  house plants  shrubs  fertilizers  wishing wells  dog kennels  lawn sprinkers  seed potatoes  peat moss  HAS GONE OUT OF BUSINESS  NEW OWNERS NEED THE SPACE PREMISES MUST BE CLEARED  SUPER SPECIAL SATURDAY  50% off all pesticides & herbicides   All Sales Final - No Refunds or Exchanges  mm  MMH


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