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 #*���  '*&& $�����**  The Sunshine  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15�� per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  Volume 31, Number 5  January 31, 1978.  Hydro hearings  on Lasqueti  Several residents of thc Sunshine Coast travelled to Lasqueti  Island on Friday. January 27lh to attend further hearings on  ihe controversial power line that Hydro proposes to erect from  Cheekeye near Squamish to Dunsmuir on Vancouver Island,  crossing (he Sunshine Coast then island-hopping to Vancouver  Island. The principal speakers who addressed the meeting were  John Daly of Pender Harbour and Peter Hoemberg, Regional  Board director for Area "B".  Also in attendance at the meeting were Don Lockstead,  MLA for this riding, NDP Federal candidate Ray Skelly, representatives from S.P.E.C, Greenpeace, and the Environmental  Law Society, as well as a representative from thc provincial  Environment and Land Use Committee. The C.B.C. television  crew representing Hourglass were on hand with television  equipment, and representatives of the provincial press were  also in evidence.  In a statement made to thc meeting on behalf of the Sunshine  Coast Regional District, Director Hoemberg said that the S.C.  R.D. rejected all three of the proposed Hydro routes since  Hydro officials had not persuaded them that adequate consideration had been given to means of conserving power rather  than expansion of power potential and had not persuaded them  that the social and environmental concerns had received more  than token attention in Hydro's deliberations. "To deal with  social and environmental concerns." said Hoemberg, "you  have to talk to the people affected." It was Hoemberg's contention that Hydro had based its alternative routes on a report  by Beak Consultants that had not done that.  During the meeting Corporate General Manager C.W.Nash  admitted that the decision whether the technological advantages of constructing thc power line outweighed thc negative  social and environmental impact would ultimately be a political decision. There seemed also to be some confusion in the  minds of thc Hydro officials present concerning thc status  of their project. One officer fell thai the consultation stage  with regional boards was about completed while the other felt  it was just beginning.  Gibsons Marina again  *;l:fAf  Saga of Pender School  Chief Inspector for thc Residential Rehabilitation Program, Baron T. Catcs, listens intently  to questions from Gibsons residents last week.  RRAP program unveiled  The Chief Inspector for thc  Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) from  Vancouver, along with local  co-ordinators. Kevin and Ellen  Ryan, met with around fifty Gibsons residents at the United  Church last Thursday to initiate  Ihe program.  Two slide presentations,  along with some foot stompin'  background music helped to  clarity  thc  project.     The   first  by George Cooper  Since marina plans of previous  years have been abandoned  chiefly because of their cost,  a modified plan was prepared by  the harbour 'development committee and given approval by  the council, Chairman of thc  committee. Alderman Larry  Irainor and lhc members will  now meet with Ihe Director of  Ihe Small Craft and Harbour  Branch of the Fisheries Department anil two of his engineer  staff in the hope of obtaining  federal funding of the project.  II village funds arc also required  il is presumed Ihe taxpayer will  have recourse to a referendum.  The present proposal calls for  a 2-lane causeway extending  about 2(K) yards into thc bay from  ihe end of Prowse Road.    The  Travelodge  support  President of the Gibsons and  District Chamber of Commerce,  Jon McRiic. announced last week  ihat the local chamber endorsed  thc proposed Travelodge within  the village of Gibsons. McRac  said that Ihe Chamber of Commerce fell thai the Travelodge  might attract small conventions  and he a contributing factor in  the economy of thc village,  village.  On the issue of the disputed  location of the Travelodge  which saw lhc School Board  object to ils proximity to Gibsons  Elementary School, McRae  said that he did not necessarily  agree with thc School Board's  position.  boat launching ramp would remain in the same area and  parking for 125 cars as well as  trailers developed on adjacent  laud, 'flic boat berth area will  accommodate )H) craft of all  sizes up lo II).X metres in length  and the dock service area will  provide space for garbage pick-up  and buildings tor change and  washrooms. A lloaling breakwater approximately ,100 yards  long will be the buffer for winter  Squamish winds. Thc marina  will occupy most of lhc space  now open between the navigation  light and lhc present breakwater  leaving a passage lor craft going  lo thc government wharf and Ihe  oilier marinas. Ihis marina  plan also calls for two buildings  ashore: one, a filting-oul shed  for boat maintenance and the  other a public activities hall on  lhc shore side of Bay Road.  The plan does not call for any  change lo the beaches adjacent  lo lhc proposed causeway.  In a flurry of uncertainly  Gibsons Council set out en masse  for the regular meeting of thc  Regional District directors last  Thursday in Sechelt. And thc  cause - a permit application to  construct (he Zone i concrete  reservoir on Gibsons' water lot  near thc junction of Reed and  Henry Roads had been refused  by thc Regional District building  inspector. Thc reservoir did not  comply with Regional District  zoning regulations and Ihe inspector quile properly did not  issue a permit. Yes. Gibsons'  water lol is within the Regional  District and is subject to its  regulations.      But   Ihe   visitors  Pictured here is Richard A. Pierce, the District  Governor of Lions International. Pierce was  making the Governor's annual visit to this area.  Also pictured is thc Zone Chairman, Joe Kamp-  nian on thc left and Gibsons Pres. Don Andow,  were most cordially welcomed  and sympathetically received by  die directors who immediately  began ihe process of re-/oning  the waler lol lo allow construction  of the reservoir, .Gibsons - Council and staff - has come tu grief  before in forgetting lhal another  jurisdiction's /oning controls  the building requirements on  the water lol. Last summer dog  pound construction was begun  without a permit, and now requesting a permit for reservoir  'construction before applying for  Ihe necessary re-/oning will  cause delay while Ihe formalities  arc dealt with.  Council met wilh newly-appointed aquatic director. George  Hodl I pronounced Boll, lo hear  about swim programs proposed  and to discuss rates for the use  of die pool. Formal announcements will be made soon bul  lhere is a him Ihat pre-hrcakl'ast  swimming classes will he held al  h:.1(). The director's chief objective now is to gct people and  programs amicably together.  Gibsons received a compliment  from Dr. Benson, the associate  deply minister of Health and  Welfare, when he praised village  initiative in preparing plans lor  enlarging thc present Health  I'nil building.  lhc village has in past  years provided accommodation  for a nominal Ice of SI a year for  the Health Unit and now offers  to huild an addition of 1.1(H)  square feet al an approximate  cost of $60,000 providing the  Health Unit remains in lhc  village.  Lions  effective  The recent Lions Telethon  held December 3rd and 4th realized $425,000. This money will  go towards a therapeutic swimming pool for retarded people,  both children and adults, in the  Squamish area.  Communities of the Sunshine  Coast may be interested to learn  that thc Gibsons Lions Club  has presented $2,400 towards the  expansion of St.Mary's Hospital recently. These funds are to  be used in the furnishing of a  comfort room.  The Lions Club would like to  express deepest appreciation  for the support that the residents of the Sunshine Coast  have shown them in their endeavours.  show dealt with the type of  repairs for which funds would be  available, starting with the  parent project, the Neighbourhood Improvement Program  (NIP) and continuing on to thc  RRAP. The second set of slides  showed before and after shots  of many homes that had benefited from the available grants  and loans.  After the slide presentation  thc floor was open to a question and answer period.  0, Does this cover insulation?  A. Yes.it will be brought up  10 present day standards.  0.    What is thc procedure?  A. After the application is  completed lhc inspector will visit  you. examine thc property and  list thc repairs necessary and  give you a copy. Il is then up to  you to get two bids on the job.  or undertake the work yourself.  Q. Can Ihe property be mortgaged to help pay for repairs?  A. If. over and above thc grant,  the repairs are above $5,000  then a mortgage will be set up.  11 under $5,000 then a promissory  note is enough.  0. What about work you don't  want done?  A. Thai will be up lo thc  inspector.  O. Do you have to gel everything fixed? What if the repairs  arc over $.1,750 and you can'I  afford it?  A. This is a sticky point.  Put in your application and then  shop around for prices.  0. What if only part of thc  plumbing needs replacement?  A. It is preferable lo replace  the whole system if possible.  With two types of plumbing thc  problem of electrolysis can arise,  and we waul Ihe renovations  to last al least fifteen years.  0. What happens if you sign  up and it turns nut that it is going  to cost too much?  A. You are uudei no obligation  at that point.  Q. If two bids are nol available can*thc work still be done?  A. On occasion we will accept  one hid. if il is reasonable.  0. Won't Ihe contractors be  leery about having lo wail lor  their money?  A. Maybe al first, bul il  should be all right once the program" is* underway. Once the  work has been approved, payment will be on ils way lo the  home owner wilhin seventy-two  hours.  0. If Ihe money is sent to  Ihe home owner, docs Ihis make  them libel for it?  A. The money will only be  forwarded alter the work has  been inspected.  0. What happens if the home  owner gtics on a tool with the  money?  A.   This hasn'l happened yet.  but if required lhc cheque could  he made oul  in Ihe  names of  lhc  contractor   and   the   home  * Please tarn to Page Eight  Regional Board  Correspondence received from  Ihe provincial government informed the local directors that  the government was sure that  they shared a concern about  Ihe inequitable distribution of  policing costs ill lhc regional  district.  "I must say that I've felt no  concern about thc mailer until  now,'' said Director Peter Hoemberg of Area "B". Hoemberg  felt that here again as with the  recent school laxes Ihe government was seeking to shift more of  thc burden of police costs to  Ihe local government level.  Directors George Gibb and  Joe Harrison, of Areas "E"  and "A" respectively voiced  their concerns strongly about  lhc shift of more of the local  tax burden to the local taxpayer.  Gibsons Council almost to a  man attended lhc January 2d  meeting of the Sunshine Coasl  Regional District. What had  got their water hot. so lo speak,  was the fact that they discovered  lhal Ihey could not Icgalh proceed with their proposed water  tower lor the construction of  Iheir new reservoir because  thc land involved was under  Regional Board jurisdiction and  no such use could be allowed.  What seemed lo he yet another  confrontation between thc regional district and ils largesl  municipality was headed off  when thc regional district proceeded immediately to firsl  reading of a by-law which allows  re/oning to take place and thereby permit the waler lower construction.  Local bank faces  challenge from union  The Service Office and Retail  Workers Union of Canada  (SORWUC) has laid an unfair  labour practice complaint against  the Canadian Imperial Bank of  Commerce. The complaint concerns the lay-off of Carol Dulyk,  a teller at thc Gibsons branch.  "It's not clear whether this is  a lay-off or a termination," said  Jean Rands, National President  of SORWUC. 'in any case, thc  only possible reason for the  Bank's action is to weaken the  Union in this branch."  Carol Dulyk is a member of  the Union Negotiating Committee  and a senior employee at the  branch.  As well as taking legal action  against the Bank, thc Union is  asking for community support.  Petitions are circulating to be  signed by the Bank's customers,  and by local residents generally.  Thc Canadian Paperworkers  Union Local 1119 (Port Mellon)  voted support for thc campaign  at its membership meeting  January 24th. It is expected that  other local unions will also  oppose thc Bank's action.  h> Paul HimKh)  The January 26th meeting of  thc school board saw a large  volume of discussions and action.  Probably the strongest example  evident was the time spent on  understanding lhc total picture  of a continuing saga entitled  "The Pender Harbour Secondary  School Construction Mystery".  At this point, a five-week  waiting period is on tap before  work can resume on lhc project.  A spokesman for the four representatives of CM. Projects in  attendance stated that one salient  aspect of the scenario needs to  be dealt with. An upgrading of  thc water system serving the new  structure is required at an additional cost of $15,000. The addeil  figure will push the projected  budget over thc top a bit. As  yet, a return letter from the  Regional District clarifying their  input into the venture has not  been received by Roy Mills.  Secretary-treasurer of School  District #46.  No matter how tangled a situation there appears to be here, il  seems that everything (hat can be  done is being done at ihis time.  For example. Superintendent  John Den ley declared that he  will attempt to bring about ti  reduction in Ihe five-week delay  through personal efforts in Vie  loriaat lhc Ministry of Education.  In a further move lo break up  the "log jam", a motion was  presented and carried which  directs successful bidders on the  site to submit shop drawings tor  approval, especially those with  long delivery dates.  According lo C . M. Projects,  thc school will be ready lor  opining day of classes in Sep  tembcr of 1978 ��� barring any  labour strike.  Perhaps a "tour-way" inter-  sectional parlay of all panics  concerned (i.e. Regional District.  C. M. Projects, School District  #4o. :nul (he Ministry ot Education, respectively! would enhance communication, hence.  effect quick uffirmativc action.  We will continue to keep  readers posted on future developments toward completion of the  Pender Harbour school construction. No doubt many student  and staff members will feel  better when confirmation of their  permanent residency is given  before the dawning of the fall  semester.  On another front, a motion  introduced by Trustee Clous  Spickcrmann was tabled (aftci  lengthy discussion) until February 23rd. If carried, the pro  posal would establish definite  board policy concerning teachers  and lhc crossing of picket lines.  Among other snags, a solid,  mutual definition of the term  "hostile picket line" was no  shared by all and the issue wil  be picked up al a later date.  A request from the Pendei  Harbour Serendipity Playschou  for occupancy of the soun-lo-bt  vacated Kindertarteu area own*  by the board was denied, a  Supcriniendeni Denley specific)  a need lor continued iitili/al'loi  of thc space for buard-rclali  purposes.  There will be a formal openin.  ot I In ( i dai (irovi l.leincniurv  School tun dole as yet) with  former si hool board chairperson  < eliu I islli i pit suiitig. Mrs.  Klsher will also continue lo servi  on lhc Action < nmmittec ot ihe  Nntivi 1 nvironmentul Studies  programme, as requested by thi  Sechell Indian Hand. Anolhci  well-deserved tribute lor at  outstanding eili/en and lireles-  workei for the community.  \ "professional developmenl  day  was held on January   2"i  at    the    (libsons    l-lementai  School for t lemi man stuff,    lh  central theme was physical eilu  cation v iti- sessions in  games  gymnastics   and  dance.      In   a  related mailer, ii was suggested  thai   "lion proti ssional"   peoplt  also  spend  lilt   lime   wisely   on  Ihesi    special  days.      In   othel  words,  wluli   Ihe   "pins"  are   in  the  gym experiencing  practical  growth in Ihe educational realm,  the janhonal siall can be listening  to   .in   tns| ircd   B    C.   Hydn  lecture team expound on energy  conservation..  I bai would hi ill (he school  news, folks, bul let's close with  a few short reminders. Keep at  eye on [host loin nighl watch  person positions .idvi riised it  this paper this week Monk"  were allocated roily in ihe month  Lastly, slay "lined lor lh.  Slispeiisl'ul answi i lo .i eoniplc  qui slion asked I" hi: .lei ( l.m ���  Splcki rni,iiiu "I ^ > Mills al lib  inauu" il ��� n dine I iiiu.in 5ih  "Wh.n     - Id .i  l"     cut in ihi  prt'P"-   '     s" -'   ''..due-  its. Ii    ii        rdii .iii'iiiiilb    an.  These mallard ducks live in the Bay Area in Gibsons and are fed by a local householder  Inaccuracy is denied  by Pender Harbour and District  Ratepayers Publicity (nmmtiu-  As press revelations nimcd ever closer to exposing the  Walergate covcrup. how many limes did Nixon and his White-  house elves try to throw people off ihe scent by charging lhc  media with innuendo, over-reaclion and inaccuracy? Do/ens.  maybe hundreds, of limes. Hie charge of misquote or inaccuracy is the firsl refuge of public officials everywhere  who find themselves emmirussed by n press which can't be  relied upon lo swallow l be official version and go away.  Twice in recent weeks this colli mil has drawn cries of inaccuracy, first for warning thai community plans could lead In  costly expansion of the Regional District Planning Departincnl  and second for revealing previously unpiiblici/ed plans for a  S420.000 Regional District water system around the head of  Pender Harbour.  Thc Stott Utter  In the firsl case ihe criticism  was raised in a letter to this  paper by Adrian Stott. a former  Regional District planner who  often seems to act as an out-  of-uniform spokesman for his  old workplace. Slot! didn't  deny our point that new staff  and new salaries would be needed  to  administer  the   added   sub  file details arc too complicated  to go into here and are ot little  Importance anyway, but thev  were given to us by a person  who was a director when the  event took place, long before  Stott or any of the present slaft  were on the scene and we have  reason to believe him.  In questioning ihe cost community     plans     might     accrue  division control powers which the no criticism was intended of thc  District   planning   officer   were community plan  concept.     The  holding out as one of the princi- Committee   only   felt   that   thc  pal    advantages    of    adopting public deserved   lo  know   what  community plans; he only argued  that these happy developments  would be well worth the price.  The charge of inaccuracy concerned  an  incidental  claim   we  it was signing up for. since the  community plan program is a  voluntary one. Ii is obvious that  the District planning office wants  community  plans  and  tends  to  had made that the District had speak loudly of thc advantages  once  before   possessed   a   sub- while remaining vague about lhc  division control bylaw which had drawbacks, such as cost.    The  been turned over to Ihe Depart- budget  for  District  planning  is  ment of Highways to administer, up to SI09,744.00 (his year from  S8(U42.00ili |977 so lis spending  philosophy is nol above question,  The Seeri'l Waler System  I hf second "inaei uriu \  Ratepayers Repori is charged  with out January in repori  on .i planned $42U thousand  pitblu woici sy siem in i tu  Kleindole area drew on official  statement ol denial from Regional  Works Superintend* m Unrdou  Dixon and an editorial in thc  Junuory is Peninsula I hues.  Dixon confirmed that Ihe District bail turn doing groundwork  for a public water system in (be  Kleindole area for several years  and that his crew plans to start  laving pipe in Ihe .oca in the next  week, but he denied thai the  two phenomena were necessarily connected. The work he would  be doing would only involve  installing a destriluitton system  on a property owned in the area  by a Mr. Wise. The public  system was a different mailer and  no start would be made on il  until a referendum was held.  The Times tried ils hand al  explaining by reporting lhal  lhc Wise subdivision is J'4 of  a mile north of the Pender  Harbour Htghschool and ils  water system could be extended  lo supply the school on an optional basis, but ihis explanation  didn't help Pender Harbour  Please turn to Page Eight  [Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday] Coast News, January 31,1978.  -Miff MWl  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday by Glassford Press Ltd.  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1VO Phone 886-2622or 886-7817  Editor-John Burnside  Typesetting - Lindy Moseley  Layout - Pat Tripp  Advertising / Reporter - Bruce M. Wilson  Advertising /Photographer - Ian Corrance  Receptionist/Bookkeeper - M. M. Laplante  Typesetting - Cynthia Christensen  V  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast.  British Columbia: $12.00 per year; $8.00 for six months.  Janada except B.C. $15.00 per year.  United States and Foreign $20.00 per year.  ��na  More on Hydro  li seems that there was another fine  meeting held on Lasqueti Island last week  ii the subject of thc Hydro power lines  in Vancouver Island. Eye-witness accounts differ in some respects but it  is agreed that the briefs presented by  ihe islanders and thc supporting voices  from the Sunshine Coast were once again  lilted in reasoned protest.  Ii would also appear that the protests  arc not meeting with entirely negative  results. Higher echelon Hydro officials  .* ere present at this meeting and the  issue has engaged thc attention of the  television people and thc big Vancouver  . lies with their province-wide distribution.  The Regional Board at their last  regular meeting were unanimous in their  desire to have B.C.Hydro show more  cause as to why the installation of a  giant power line across ecologically and  aesthetically important areas was neces-  ��� an nit there were one or two discordant  ��� itcs struck nonetheless. Two or three  ii| thc directors, while in agreement  against the power lines, expressed the  opinion that opposition was futile. This  may be a very dangerous attitude.  It is true that the record of B.C.Hydro  lor getting its own way is awesome in  the   historv  of  British   Columbia,   but  Marie Antoinette was no slouch in this  regard either in her time and place. The  fact of the matter is that, as apparently  a Hydro official acknowledged on Lasqueti Island, the decision as to whether  the technological advantages of another  power line are of more importance than  ecological and social concerns is a political decision. It is a political decision  that Hydro still stands ready to make as  it has made them in the past in British  Columbia but it is a decision which is  not rightfully theirs. They are the servants of the people and when our elected  representatives at any level of government are prepared to throw up their  hands and say it is futile to oppose these  public servants then we are in a sorry  state indeed in this democracy of ours.  No one opposing B.C.Hydro anywhere  in this province - and they are running  into increasing opposition everywhere -  is under any illusion about the gainsaying of B.C.Hydro being an easy  matter. But to take refuge from the  responsibility of thought and action under  the umbrella of futility is simply not  acceptable, particularly in those who  have offered themselves for public  office, presumably because they were  willing to accept the basic democratic  responsibilities.  RRAP  , The Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program now being offered in the  village of Gibsons is a good program,  we are assured by Co-Ordinator Kevin  Ryan, Ryan says he has .looked at the  program closely and. that it is one of the  best government programs he has ever  seen.  Ryan did express some concern that  there might be some undue apprehension on the part of local contractors  about participation in the program and he  urges   that   any   local   contractor  who  feels apprehensive should contact either  Kevin or Ellen Ryan at the Municipal  Hall in Gibsons between the hours of  12:30 - 3:30 p.m. The co-ordinator  stresses that there is no obligation intended by such a visit.  Ryan pointed out that landlords often  stand to benefit the most since income  is not considered in their application.  It would seem then that local homeowners, renters and contractors can  only gain from this program and it  deserves their closest scrutiny.  Mistrust  It is to be hoped that the promptness  with which, last week, the Regional  Board began to take the necessary  action to remove the zoning obstacle  which the Gibsons Council came across  in its plans to erect a new water tower  will go a long way towards ameliorating  the relationships between the two bodies  in thc future. Misunderstanding and  mistakes of judgement seem to be an  inevitable accompaniment to life itself  and the relationship between the Gibsons  Council and the Regional Board has seen  plenty of both.  Vigilant and fair-minded people have  little to fear from each other, however,  and the prompt Regional Board facilitation of the Gibsons situation deserves -  to go a long way towards dissolving  the mistrust that has, sometimes justifiably, existed in thc past. Quite simply,  it would appear that we all have bigger  fish to fry than to expend our energies  quarrelling with our neighbours.  from the files of Coast News  5 YEARS AGO  A copy of thc Coast News for the last  week of January 5 years ago is reported  missing from thc files.     A reward  is  offered for its recovery.  10 YEARS AGO  At thc Twilight: Clambake. A colourful and tuneful kaleidoscope of beautiful  Florida scenery, catchy tunes and Elvis  Presley, not forgetting a bevy of bikini-  clad surfside nymphs.  15 YEARS AGO  The Howe Sound Women's Institute  is celebrating their 37th year.  Gibsons Municipal Council is ready  to assist Gibsons Kinsmen Club in its  efforts to raise funds for a $40,000  Health Centre.  20 YEARS AGO  A considerable amount of mail was  handled during the Christmas season.  Postmaster   J.   Marshall   reports   the  staff handled a 15% increase over last  year. "It is a sure sign the area is  growing," Mr. Marshall said.  25 YEARS AGO  One local firm in this community reports that its annual road tax amounts to  approximately $6,000. This seems rather  a high premium, he thinks, for the  privilege of drwer over many miles of  pot holes.  30 YEARS AGO  Excerpts from a letter to the Editor:  The big question is: Why a beer parlour  in Gibsons? Because it will stop bootlegging. What an argument. We will  have bootlegging as long as there is  such a large profit in alcoholic drinks.  Another answer is that it will give us a  new hotel. What a detriment, such a  cesspool right on our main street...Also,  situated right across from the dance  hall it will bring a new temptation to  our young people.  Near Saltery Bay, 1957. One B.C. Electric power line has been  strung across Jervis Inlet from Nelson Island, in the background, and  |a second is being readied for lift into place. The completed lines  carried a portion of the 190,000 h.p. output of generators at Cheekeye to bolster Clowhom Falls power here and to supply needed  additional electricity to Powell River, a total distance of more than  100 miles. B.C.Hydro now plans to run two more transmission lines  across the Sechelt Peninsula, which would cross existing lines en  route to Vancouver Island, against the will of Pender Harbour residents. Verily, the accident of geography is foisting a power struggle  on our erstwhile bucolic Sunshine Coast. Photo courtesy Cloe Day  and Elphinstone Pioneer Museum. L.R.Peterson  Musings  John Burnside  May I beg your indulgence for  allowing myself a few thoughts on  Robert Burns at this time of the  year? The week that has just  passed marked the two hundred  and nineteenth anniversary of the  birth of the short-lived Scottish  poet and all over the world the  occasion was marked by the  holding of Burns Suppers at  which the Scottish farmer is  ritualistically remembered.  The village of Mauchline in  South Ayshirc was thc market  town to which Burns came in his  prc-fame days to trade, to drink  a dram with his cronies, and to  court thc ladies notably Jean  Armour. I grew up there surrounded by Burnsiana so to  speak. Thc Auld Kirk on whose  cutty-stool Burns on a couple of  occasions had to endure public  chastisement for immoral behaviour housed also my Sunday  School briefly. Poosic Nansics  Howff stood across thc street  from thc kirk, still in my childhood with a thatched roof and  cobbled sidewalk. Mnssgicl  Farm was a half mile up thc  Tarbolton Road.  Although these manifestations of thc man were my childhood familiars, I did not attend  a Burns commemorative dinner  until in my late twenties and then  it was in Dawson City in the  Yukon thousands of miles from  Mauchline. That first dinners  was notable chiefly because they  served spaghetti and meatballs  rather than thc traditional  fare. A few years later I was  privileged to be called upon to  give the Toast to the Immortal  Memory of Burns at the last  Burns Supper held in Port  Mellon. Since then I have  twice attended the Suppers in  Gibsons and once in Sechelt.  They are strage events these  Burns Suppers, part to pay tribute to a great and tragic figure  and part tribal celebration. He  was a man ahead of his time in  many important respects. Among  them was that in thc fact that  economic hardship almost caused  him to leave Scotland. A generation later hundreds of thousands of his countrymen  were  forced into exile to make way for  sheep to feed the wool mills  of England. The Burns Supper  is, as I say, part tribute to the  man and part reaffirmation of a  love of homeland by a scattered  and nostalgic people.  Some critics preceiving thc  duality say that Burns Suppers  are not really about Burns at  all but I have not found this.  With the possible exception of  the Dawson City do - in Dawson  City in mid-January any excuse  for a celebration is a good one -  with that single exception thc  Burns Suppers I have attended  have evinced an awareness of  the man's work and spirit and  affectionate tribute to a remarkable man who was born and died  in poverty but who left us with  some ringing declarations of  thc essential dignity of the individual and almost single-  handedly towards thc end of  his life, when beset by ill health  and poverty, preserved for posterity a body of Scottish folk  songs, sweet and strong, which  would have been lost but for  his endeavours, endeavours  for which despite his need he  refused all payment.  There are many ways to  come at Burns and the poetry and  songs are the first and the  best. I do not know what degree  of familiarity readers have with  the quintology of fictionalized  biography that James Barke  produced about Robert Burns  but for those who have not met  them yet I have no hesitation  in recommending them. They  are the work of high and faithful imagination and their delineation of the life of this remarkable  and most unfortunate of men is  moving in the extreme.  Even the titles of thc books  sing. The first is The Wind that  Shakes the Barley and it delineates Burns' boyhood and early  manhood. The second is The  Song of the Green Thorn Tree  and it gives us the poet's years  in Mauchline, his early poetry  and his romance with Jean  Armour. The third in the series  covers that period when Burns  was discovered by the high-born  and thc intelligentsia, that brief  period when it seemed the sun of  Good Fortune might yet shine  on the benighted poet. It covers  the period Burns spent in Edinburgh to thc acclaim of all the  savants of thc capital city and is  called The Wonder of All the  Gay World. The fourth book  begins the painful decline of the  poet's fortunes when having been  feted by all and sundry for a  season he was cast back into the  grinding toil of the tenant farmer  with a growing family. Its  title is The Crest of the Broken  Wave. Finally James Barke  gives us The Well of the Silent  Harp and wc feel the keen  tragedy of thc early death of a  giant broken by malnutrition  and overwork and constant  poverty.  This is a moving scries of  books, couched in English which  proves no harriers to easy understanding but has enuugh of  Scotland to retain thc historic  and geographic flavour of thc  time and place, There can be  no hesitation in recommending  these books to those yet unfamiliar with them. The tried and  true Burns fan will of course have  read them. Some there may be  who have not and would like to  deepen their acquaintance.  There is no more pleasant and  moving way. And if there are  any out there who wonder what  the fuss is all about in connection  with thc Scottish farmer almost  two hundred years dead then I  can do no better than direct  them to these books. Within  their pages they will make the  acquaintance of a truly remarkable man.  Robert Burns was of humble  birth, mighty intellect, and a  caring heart. He comported  himself with manly dignity and  intellectual ease in the drawing  rooms of the rich and the intellectual. His demeanour was  unfailingly unassuming and yet  direct and independent. He is a  national poet in that he clothes  the spirit of his people more  single-handedly than any other  national poet I know. He is like  a spiritual maypole around which  Slings & Arrows  George Matthews  One ot the troubles with writing  is that the stories that need to be  told are often thc hardest to tell.  A couple of months ago somebody was editorializing about  how great the "little red school  house" was. Being a city boy,  never having seen a school with  fewer than 2500 students, and  not believing that the "little  red schoolhouse" ever existed,  ixccpt in trite mythology, I was  inclined to be somewhat skeptical  at the prospect. A little while  ago I changed my mind.  I guess I got my first view of  thc place the same way the  students did; five miles away  and 2000 feet up through a foot  and a half of mid-winter snow.  No school buses here - a long  cold walk or a very committed  parent with good snow tires or  chains.  Hardy Mountain school is  either ahead of its time or a way  behind. It's rough-hewn, hexagonal shape rises out of the  hillside. Well lit, but a little  chilly, the whole school operates  in the one room of the upper  floor. Except for the centre  pillar supporting an umbrella-like  ceiling and a chimney, the space  is unobstructed. Bare floors,  unpainted furniture rescued from  the dump, sheets of plywood on  saw horses, the whole place  would be shut down if it was  part of the school system.  As I sit here now writing this  in the classroom, three teachers  and two students arc all talking  at once. In this room it seems  logical, sensible and civilized.  Kim has just finished her  work - she gives it to the teacher  who slides over on the old sofa  and squeezes himself in beside  her. He marks the work, talking  to her about how and why she  did this or that - instant marking -  the teacher shows her how to do  the next part of the work then  leaves her to it with kindness,  respect, encouragement and a  lot of touching - shoulders  scrunched against shoulders,  elbows against elbows, knees  against knees.  The desk is a 4 foot by 8 fool  plywood sheet; thc three kids  working along one side of it are  in about grade 3 or 4, though  no distinction is made. A few  feet away the 12 and 13 year  olds are having an English  lesson - drama - reading a play -  they are clearly enjoying it and  are interested. Thc play would be  read by 15 or 16 year olds in  the regular school system. A  few feet in the other direction  the older students - 14 to 19  year olds - are reading and  working on English exercises on  their own. They sit very close together, still wearing coats and  hats - much more engrossed in  their work than you would see  in a regular school.  Thc three little ones across  from me are wedged between  their teacher on one end of the  sofa and an older student, who  helps out, on the other.    Kim,  the most attentive, sits in the  middle working quietly. She is  flanked by Chris and another  rascally boy who needs most of  the attention - everyone is  touching someone.  "I can't add," says Chris.  "Oh really?" replies the teacher in mock horror. "I guess I'll  have to show you. That 6 and  that 8 add up to 14. 9 and 5  also add up to 14."  "O.K. 1 can do it now," says  Chris, who proceeds to work.  The teacher sits beside him  marking. Thc quiet studiousness  of thc teachers marking demonstrates to Chris and the others  what people act like when they  work by themselves on something. Chris copies the teachers  actions, even to the point of  seeming to peer through the  bifocals of non-existent glasses.  It could be said that in this  little school thc students don't  gct to meet many other kids -  there are only 15 in the whole  school. The students here however know each other much more  intimately than they would in a  regular school. They help one  another and take responsiblity  for each other as well. School  is only two days a week, during  which time they cover more work,  more thoroughly than they would  in more than a week in a regular  school, They stay together  overnight, eat together, play  together and learn together.  The teachers, three of them,  have all taught in the school  system but are obviously happier  here teaching individuals rather  than often faceless masses of  kids. Two of them, Waldo and  Ann used to teach here. Waldo  was one of the most intelligent,  creative and senstive (perhaps  sometimes too sensitive) teachers  1 have ever seen. He was har-  rassed out of the local schools  about five years ago by some  rather stupid and incompetent  people. Our loss is Hardy Mountain's gain. He and Ann run a  school which, as hard as it is  for mc to say, is better than  thc public school system. They  do it cheaper as well as better.  If it could be duplicated all over  thc province, 1 would sajt tear  the schools apart. Build little  one room schools all over the  place, 3 teachers, 20 students,  pay the teachers less and lei  them teach two days a week.  Unfortunately Hardy Mountain  can't be recreated ��� it depends  on the people who run it.  When someone with creative  imagination is finally put in  charge of the Ministry of Education some huge changes will  have to be made. A place like  Hardy Mountain is a better model  than most. Has your teenager  ever come home and complained  about school? Ever thought he  may have a legitimate beef?  We have schools in our district  that are as good and maybe  better than any in the province -  but as good as they arc ��� there's  a better wav.  Epistle  To A Young Friend  Ay tree, all ban', your story tell,  When wl' a bosom cronie;  But still keep something to yoursel  Ye scarcely tell to onie:  Conceal yoursel as weel 's ye can  Frae critical dissection:  But keek thro' ev 'ry other man,  Wi' sharpen 'd, sly Inspection.  The sacred loweo' weel-plac 'd love,  Luxuriantly Indulge it;  But never tempt th' illicit rove,  Tho' neathlng should divulge it:  I waive the quantum o' the sin,  The hazard of concealing;  But, och! it hardens a' within,  And petrifies the feeling!  The great Creator to revere,  Must sure become the creature;  But still the preaching cant forbear,  Anev'n the rigid feature:  Yet ne 'er with wits profane to range  Be complaisance extended;  An atheist-laugh's a poor exchange  For Deity offended!  by Robert Burns  the ethos of a wounded and  scattered people coalesce and  dance. And he is an international  poet too, translated into many  tongues for wherever human  society has been formed there  has been some injustice and  ill-distribution of the goods.  Burns speaks up for the common  man, the downtrodden, the pea  sant farmer and he is a spokesman who commands attention.  Burns did not merely speak of  the dignity and the worth of the  common man, but by the force  of his being and the dignity  of his bearing he made it impossible for his words to be doubted.  He stands the test of time and the  scrutiny of the ages. Coast News, January 31,1978.  3.  Reunion Open letter on Hydro  TIms, v\eu)   Seav-'s   sWe. \s> iovneiVma else.  Ntwook ��� (\\\c\ wrM  Som    d cawve   V)u    ciiir "too 7/  Letters to the Editor  Gospel Rock  Editor:  I wish In commend and thank  Mary an ne West lor her appeal  on behalf of Gospel Rock published in the Peninsula Times of  Jan. 25th. She expresses so  well what many of us feel.  One asks with her: Do we  really need another speedway?  From my own observation  the people of Gibsons should  regard Gospel Rock as a natural  protection and safeguard rather  than a hazard. Speedsters are  accustomed to racing along the  straight stretch of Gower Point  Road and at present are forced  to slow down al the point before  they hit the thickly-housed area  of the village. Emphasis to slow  traffic entering Gibsons is indicated rather than trying to  speed it up.  Large vehicles go along the  highway and have little occasion  to use Marine Drive, and there is  no bits service to Gower Point.  Instead of destroying so much  natural beauty which is a delight  to both local people and visitors.  would not public interest and  safety be served in simpler and  less expensive ways? For instance, a perimeter fence on the  outside of thc rock and well-  placed road signs, including some  illuminated signs for night-  drivers and unwary strangers?  As Mrs. West points out,  the money involved in blasting  and widening the road at Gospel  Rock could be used to better  purpose elsewhere.  H. Hinder  Gower Pt. Road.  Education  Editor's Note: The writer responds to an article on education  which appeared In thc Coast  News last week written by Paul  Handshy.  Editor:  Some questions for Mr. Paul  Handshy.  1, Having espoused the  writings of John Holt, how can  you (a) claim to have established  a meaningful relationship in a  classroom and lh) intend to befriend the leaching community?  2. In what way arc your  "educational notes" positive?  .1. Willi respect lo your questions nos. I. 2. .t. 4. 'fi, 7, 8, 9  and 10: Whose dcfinilion of  "growth"; whose concept of  "major issues"?  4. What is the basis of your  respeel lor children?  5. Of whal importance is  your opinion?  DON'T MISS THE  MICRO-WAVE  DEMONSTRATION  SAT. FEB. 25th  AT J �� C ELECTRONICS  COWfllE ST., SECHELT  885-2568  6. Is il enough lo "lake steps"  to "stay away from", as you  require in questions Hb and #9?  Question numbers 8 and 10  seem absurd to mc because of  their naivete. This society, as  long as I have been a part of it,  has used the full force of its  religio-cduction.il establishment  to drive home thc ideology that  it is the absolute prime requisite  of every individual as a citizen  to establish a concept of moral  behaviour that he or she can  adhere to, and that this should  be thc very highcsl possible.  Surely the result of this is that  everyone, not only teachers,  has (their) own system of accountability as a human being. That  is one of thc troubles with our  society. Wc have been overexposed lo theories of right and  wrong  As for question #10 ��� understandably thc school system,  again, incredible naivete and  conceit. In thc event you arc  "pulling our leg". 1 apologize.  It is completely ridiculous lo  assume that the finite mind can  "understand" thc school system  "and lhc resulting implications  for ail members of thc community". There can never be  a consensus on this. Like thc  elephant to the blind men, to  everyone it is different.  Mr. Handshy. with your  writings you are trying very  hard to do something. You will  succeed, though possibly not in  thc way you think. 1 feel confident of the promise, seek and  ye shall find. I suspect that the  same light guides your footsteps as mine, and I would like  to affirm your quote. "To thine  own self be true!"  Arthur Shaw  Objection  Editor:  May I. as an individual, take  issue with the emphasis of your  editorial comment in which you  criticized   several   trustees   for  thc stand they took in the matter  of thc location of the proposed  Travelodge complex. I feel that  if your paper had had a reporter  at thc meeting, and you were consequently aware of the discussions preceding thc vote, I believe  you would have written differently than you did. Trustee Frizzell.  whom you criticized the most  harshly, said during the discussion. "I Ihink thc project is  an excellent one, I think the  location is lousy." I think you  should bear in mind that the  Board was not asked to comment  on thc project, only on their  viewpoint as to the issuing of a  liquor license to thai project in  that location. 1 believe all trustees would have been glad to see  it placed elsewhere, away from  that particular crossroads and  those two particular schools,  four of them felt a little more  strongly about it than the other  three.  Consider from thg'vicwpojnt of  persons who, having been elected to the Board, are entrusted  with the safety and well-being of  school age children during school  hours, there is very little that can  be said for the infusion of considerable additional traffic, some  of it driven by people who have  just left a bar, into the fairly  crowded situation along the Sunshine Coast Highway from North  Road to thc shopping plaza,  upon which unfortunately the  two largest schools in the district directly abut. There are,  of course, many factors that will  be taken into account by those  persons responsible for making  the final decision and how much  influence thc Board's majority  viewpoint will have upon that  final decision remains to be seen.  As individuals considering the  pros and cons of a significant  new structure bringing with it  some needed jobs, the members  of the  Board could see  many  OUR SPRING STOCK  IS STARTING TO ARRIVE  w Jackets for Children  Vi Infant Dresses  iY Ladies Dresses  t; Junior Dresses  A POINT TO REMEMBER -  We carry a full line of Nursing Bras.  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The  new nation will include Nelson  Island, Gambier Island, Gibsons  and a portion of the mainland  extending eastward to a line  drawn from Woodfibre to the  Vancouver River on Jervis Inlet.  B. C. Hydro could limit us to  the Clowhom generator for all  our electricity. On the other  hand, one half of the argument  against the Cheekeye line would  be lost. As a separate nation  we will be relieved of the burden  of B.C. Hydro's debt. If it serves  our purposes, we can negotiate  a price for the Cheekeye right-of-  way in the neighbourhood of  one billion dollars, or 1100,000  for every man, woman and child  on the peninsula.  Whether or not we actually  become a self-governing nation,  the mere threat of separation  will cause a great commotion  in such places as Ottawa and  Victoria, so I think we can expect  some very extra special treatment by thc politicians.  The Cheekeye line doesn't  stand a chance.  Arthur Shaw  Editor:  A reunion of all ex-officers,  civilian instructors and cadets  of No. 531 "City of Trail" Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets,  will be held in Trail, B.C., on  the long weekend, August 6th,  1978. The reunion will include  a banquet and dance. All ex-  members are asked to contact  the Reunion Secretary: Dan  Ryan. 11365 - 136A St.. Surrey.  B.C. V3R 3C4.  Chimneys  Editor:  Modern man is thc victim of  pressure groups, fads, customs  in the never ending evolution of  life or earth. At this moment in  time he thinks he is a carnivore,  but this isn't so. He merely took  to killing large animals in the  inter-glacial periods when his  blueberry patches and mushroom  beds were frozen. For five  million years he had lived on  fruit, greens, roots, oysters,  clams, mussels. One day even  the quarter-pounder persons will  be out of fashion.  In the thirties we had sawdust  burners. Nearly every furnace  in Vancouver was fitted with a  hopper. Some people had smaller  hoppers to hold the sawdust for  a kitchen stove. The years went  by and the creosote accumulated.  When you have tight drafts you  have incomplete combustion.  That is to say, you have destructive distillation of wood.  Up the flue goes tar, oil. pitch,  creosote, soot, alcohol and carbon  monoxide. Throughout Vancouver there were chimneys loaded  with flammables, and the creosote was coming through the  pores of the bricks and staining  the ceilings of the houses. It  was an explosive situation. The  sawdust burners suddenly went  out of fashion. A spiral coal  stoking furance came on the  market for a while, but the big  swing in the forties was to oil.  Then came the switch to electricity.  At this moment in time it  seems that a great number of  people would like to sell you a  wood heater. Unfortunately  there arc a number of people  making unwise installations of  wood heaters. 1 am being frequently called in to look at and  give advice on them. It is not  uncommon to see an ordinary  tin stove pipe stuck through  a wood partition wall, which no  fire marshal! would approve.  There are also fire doors close  to carpets.  If you are concerned about the  carpet then cut it back, nail down  stucco wire, pour a thin slab of  concrete and surface it with  slate, tile or brick.   If you have  WMWWlWptfl/MMMWWWmttrwMMWMMMMi.  Editor:  Open letter to Lasquiti Island  Friends and Sunshine Coast  Battlers of the "Many-Towered  Hydro" that Pender Harbour  residents (300 roughly! fought  with mightily, January 21. and  Lasquiti Islanders will join battle with January 27-28.  We wish to thank you all for  coming across in your fish boats  last Saturday to help us in thai  historic three-hour skirmish in  Madeira Park Hall. It is this  writer's opinion that our concerted efforts will make B.C. Hydro,  and their Socred busses in Victoria, do a double think before  permanently scarring our beautiful mountains, running six cable  lines across such lovely and  much-used bodies uf waler as  Salmon and Sechelt Inlets. Sakinaw Lake, Agamemnon Channel  to Cape Cockburn, thence along  Texada and Lasquiti islands  before two three-phase 500 KV  sub-marine transmission lines  are laid down - all this to connect  Cheekeye sub-station near  Squamish with Dunsmuir substation seven miles north of  Qualicum Beach, Vancouver  Island. 2200 million extra watts  for a need which thc half-dozen  Hydro engineers present completely failed to prove to the 300  irate citizens who packed the hall  to capacity.  Hydro's debts for this province  are enormous. Using B.C. Energy Commission figures and  Hydro's annual reports and prospectuses, here is thc picture:  1. Electricity provides 17.3%  of our energy requirements.  2. B.C. Hydro provides 65%  of all electricity generated in this  province.  3. As of 32 Mar. 76 outstanding net and guaranteed provincial debt was $4,568,300,000.  A. Hydro's share of this $4'/i  billions totalled $3,144,300,000.  and that was almost two years  ago.  5. In summary, B.C. Hydro  was generating only 11 % of our  energy needs, but Incurring a  colossal 69% of our total debts!  6. In the first six months of  the current fiscal year Hydro's  net loss was $19.7 million - almost  $40 million net loss for a full year.  7. Boiled down to layman's  terms, currently 45c of every  British Columbian's lax dollar Is  going to pay Interest on Hydro's  loans.  I How is it that our sliek politicians   presently   running   Ihis  a heater, don't check your draft  too tight. You will get more  heat with less wood by burning  all the ingredients instead of  sending the most of them up thc  chimney in smoke.  Alex Simpkins  vwmywjzm.  province, (al least 10 of the  Socreds are millionaires), who  were so quick lo remove the  NDP's Inheritance Tax on excess  wealth - thus losing close to  $40 millions in one year alone of  revenue - which they quickly  made up by such financial  jugglery as closing the Vancouver  Resources Board, cutting drastically much needed services  to our undefended p��M>r, and  breaking their election promises  by shilling an increasingly burdensome educational load hack  from consolidated provincial  revenue onto hard-pressed municipalities as I say. how is il lhal  our Archie Hunker Balanced  Budgclccrs in Victoria keep mum  about what wc taxpayers are  having foisted on our shoulders  and down our throats by their  puppet crown corporation, our  dear B.C. Hydro?  Why doesn't the Premier tour  the province and tell the thousands of electricity-using homeowners lhal due In Hydro's rate  structure, they are foming  Hydro's colossal debts and increasingly sleep power bills  which arrive regularly every two  months in their mail boxes?  Heavy power users pay only  approximately one-sixth of what  the vast majority pay. To put  this in simple terms, if an ordinary eligible voter burned a  100-watl lighi bulb 2'/< hours per  day for a whole year he would  be billed some $40 dol'ars. Bul  if an industrial rale user did ihe  same thing, his cost would only  be some $7.00! Why the tremendous difference? Surely the  case is analogous to that during  elections, in a democratic country; one citizen, one vote...But  _Pleasc turn to Page Eleven  BURGLARY & VANDALISM  Going away on a winter vacation?  Concerned about the security of your home?  Protect it electronically.  Installed in 10 minutes.  Rent by the week or month.  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COftmERclaLl  You can be certain you can't buy better  printing...you can only pay more money.  printed envelopes  business cards  letterheads  88  88  6-2622  6-7817  ;. brochures  ���;. booklets  it raffle tickets  ���..��� admission & membership cards  NO JOB TOO LARGE OR SMALL  Call us on your next printing job and  t join the CQAIf fl V|   list of satisfied customers. Coast News, January 31,1978.  THE DARK SUMMER  Part four  In retrospect, I can see that  Miss Holland was more to be  pitied than condemned. As uneasy with us as we were with  her, she was quite unsuited to  he a teacher. Her successor was  no great improvement. She was  a tall, dark-haired, heavily made-  up woman called Miss Lorrian  who hated teaching and made no  secret of the fact. She would  have infinite!) preferred to have  been working in the mill, making  hit; monej and competing for the  few eligible men but she had  been fro/en to her job for the  duration. Miss Lorrian. as a  result, was frustrated and disgruntled much of the time, given  to shouting and throwing things.  Two of her prime targets were a  couple of the older boys who sat  in the same row behind a studious  and totally inoffensive girl called  Josie. She frequently got caught  in the line of fire and beaned  with bits of chalk and other  missiles intended for the boys.  My rebellious brother Chris,  newly-promoted to Grade Five,  was another frequent object of  Miss I.orrian's wrath. For some  reason, she quite liked me and  I can recall having few if any  serious run-ins with her but she  was certainly not the most  even-tempered of women.  The days, weeks and months of  boyhood ticked quickly by. Now  it was 1444. The Invasion of  I'uropc was well under way and  the war seemed to be winding  down to some sort of inexorable  conclusion. Despite our remoteness from it, we were well-aware  of the war through the various  media of thc time. We talked  about it a lol in a half-eomprehen-  Pages from a Life-Log  Peter Trower  ding way and our boyhood games  consisted of simulated commando-raids and other pseudo-  militaristic activities.  My friend Bob Reading (with  whose older sister. I had once  been so obsessed) had moved to  Vancouver with his family but  still came up for visits. On one  such occasion, he had arranged to  stay at my house and I went down  to meet (he Union boat. Bob  disembarked in company with a  bespectacled man in his forties  who introduced himself as Jack  Symes. Symes had been engaged  as a boom-man for the logging-  camp that had recently opened to  the west of the mill. Bob had  offered to direct him to the road  thai led there. Symes asked a  lot of questions about thc place  and ourselves. We were used to  talking with adults and answered  him freely. At the camp road,  we bid him goodnight and I  thought no more about thc man.  Bob and I spent most of the  weekend helling around with our  mutual cronies. He returned to  the city and I resumed my rustic  education. It was getting on for  mid-May and thc school-year was  nearly over. On a couple of  occasions, I ran into Jack Symes  the boom-man again and we  spoke briefly. He showed mc an  elaborate clasp-knife with about  twenty blades and other attachments. I allowed as how I sure  wouldn't mind having a knivc like  that. "Tell you what," Symes  said casually, "I have to get a  bit of wood for the bunkhouse on  WHERE CAN YOU BUY?  Professionally   built,  custom   designed,  all   wood,  kitchen cabinets,  vanities.  doors,  windows,  storm  and screen.  furniture,  and  furniture repairs?  G. S. McCrady Ltd.  ��� Of Course!  885-2594  SECHELT  GRAND RE-OPENING  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4th  Chris & John Kavanaugh invite their  friends and neighbours on the Sunshine  Coast to drop in and see the NEW LOOK  at the Cedars Inn - their neighbourhood  pub.  SPECIAL ��� For the occasion  Roast  Beef & Yorkshire  Pudding with  salad ^ _ ,  99*  ENTERTAINMENT  Ken, Hahle & You all through February  ���ymyffliff'*.   ' ���;' '".  !.... ...!..^ppz  Other Dinner Special* TW$ Week;  Thursday* Steak Pie:  Friday +Oft|<ften EfljsMscias  8$fr88l6 :  Saturday. You want to come over  and give me a hand and she's  yours."  It sounded like a fair-enough  deal to me and I agreed to help  him with thc firewood. That  Saturday, I headed down thc raw  new road to the logging-camp.  When I reached Ihe huddle of  bunkhouses and other buildings,  I was a bit nonplussed. The place  seemed completely deserted.  Then Symes emerged from one  of thc bunkhouses and hailed  me. "Hi. Glad to see you.  Rest of Ihe crew's gone to town.  I was gcttin' lonesome."  I wondered about the wood.  "Ah, don't worry about that. I  did it already. Got something  in here you can help me with  though."  Puzzled, 1 followed Symes into  the bunkhouse. Something  seemed wrong here but I really  wanted that knife. The boom-  man turned suddenly and grabbed mc by thc arm. Behind the  thick bifocals, his eyes had a  crazed look. "You're going to  be nice to mc kid, ain'tcha?"  he hissed.  I felt of surge of pure terror.  Symes had taken advantage of  my hopeless naivete to lure me  into a trap. Fear gave me strength. 1 broke away from him,  dived through the door and  headed back up Ihe mill-road as  fast as my legs could carry me.  I heard him shouting something  behind mc bul I didn't look back.  When I reached thc sanctuary  of the house. I told my mother  about thc incident. 1 didn't  even know thc right words to  describe someone like Symes  but she got thc general idea.  She passed the information on  to my stepfather Tyrgg Iversen,  thc mill-superintendent. He was  outraged and immediately got in  touch thc the camp operator.  "That bastard won't be bothering  you again!" he assured mc after  a talk with Symes' boss.  It was a couple of days later.  The weather was unusually warm  and a group of us had gathered  at the Seaside Park pier for a  late-afternoon swim. (We swam  at every opportunity in those  years, despite the fact lhal the  water was often brown as tea  with mill-effluent) The old  one-room school and swings still  stood beside the river but thc  building was used mainly for  storage-space now. I'd jusl  climbed out of thc chuck and  was standing drying myself when  I happened to glance towards  lhc shore. A stocky man was  starting down the pier towards  us, thc late sunlight glinting off  his glasses. I gave a gasp of dis-  OONT MISS THE  MICRO-WAVE  DEMONSTRATION  SAT. FEB. 25th  AT J ��C ELECTRONICS  COWRIE ST   SECHELT  885-2568  belief and shock. It was Jack  Symes.  I acted very quickly and by  pure reflex. There was a locked  boathouse sitting beside the  float. I muttered a few terrified  words to my friends who were  aware of the situation. Then  1 slipped into the water, submerged and came up inside  thc boathouse. Pulling myself  up on thc ledge, I sat there  shivering from more than cold  and hoping to hell he hadn't  spotted mc.  In a minute or so, I heard  heavy footsteps coming down the  ramp. Then I heard Symes  asking my friends if they knew  where 1 was - they answered in  the negative. 1 was absolutely  petrified. There was no doubt in  my mind that Symes had guessed  the reason for his dismissal and  was after some sort of revenge.  I had horrible visions of him  breaking down thc boathouse  door and finding me. Briefly  I considered swimming to shore  but in the end, I decided to stay  put. After what seemed a very  long time, 1 heard those awful  footsteps clumping back up the  ramp. Finally my friends informed me thc coast was clear  and I emerged half-frozen from  my hiding-place. But I made my  way home by a circuitous trail  through the woods and lay very  low for the next few days until  I was certain that Symes had  finally left town.  This unsavoury and frightening experience darkened the final  year of my Port Mellon schooldays. It would soon be totally  eclipsed however by the second  major tragedy of our lives. For  sometime, Trygg Iversen had  been at loggerheads with the  Sorg Pulp Company which then  owned Port Mellon. He was on  the verge of accepting a managerial post with thc logging-  division of the Powell River  company. In connection with  this job. he agreed to cruise a  tract of timber for them up the  Hamathka River at thc head of  Bute Inlet. He undertook this  expedition with a couple of other  men, while on his holidays from  Port Mellon. It was an ill-fated  journey from which he was never  to return. Having completed  thc survey, Trygg and his partners built a raft and attempted  to negotiate the treacherous  Hamathka. The raft struck a  logjam and overturned. The  other two men managed to pull  themselves to safety but Trygg  was swept under and drowned.  Despite a long search, his body  was never recovered. Thus my  mother was widowed for the  second time in less than a decade  and our firsl Port Mellon sojurn  came to an abrupt and painful  end.  GTWI LIGHT  (THEATRE?  886-2827  GIBSONS  MMtfJBSBWimitiaMi^  "Buford ftisser...  Now there was a man!"  all new; - The Third in the series.  Adwituret of the true life hero.  WAlKJNGUll  Wed.,Thurs.,Fri.,Sat.  February 1,2,3,4. 8:00p.m. ^���^  Warning: Some violent scenes-B.C. Dir.    ^mmam^  Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed.  February 5,6, 7,8.    8:00 p.m.       Warning: Occasional sex scenes - B.C. Dir.  { J^^P? Ellingham's    i  *  Twilight Theatre  Coming this week to the  Twilight Theatre is Final Chapter ��� Walking Tall, the conclusion  of a trilogy of films about the  legendary sheriff of McNairy  County, Tennessee - Buford  Pusser. The story of Pusser's  single-handed determination to  rid his county of crime and  corruption has been told in the  first two instalments of his  story. This third in the series  concludes the life of the rural  sheriff whose dedication and stature caught the imagination of the  entire continent.  During his fight against  crime Pusser was ambushed and  machine-gunned on seven  different occasions as the criminal element sought to remove  this thorn from their sides.  He survived all the assassination  attempts though one of them took  the life of his wife.  Final Chapter - Walking Tall  takes one to the tragic end of  Pusser's life which came as a  result of an automobile accident when he was on his way  to announce that he would  star personally in the second  installment of his life story.  The film will play at the local  cinema     Wednesday     through  Saturday, February 1-4.  The second feature of the  film week is a film with a more  international    setting. The  Other Side of Midnight is in the  tradition of lush, sweeping  melodramas for which Hollywood  once was famous, and thc story  of love and revenge has a broad  panorama of international  settings including Greece,  Paris, London, Washington and  Hollywood. The film takes place  during the Second World War  and features Marie-France  Pisier, John Beck and Susan  Sarandon as three points of a  triangle which gradually encompasses passion, betrayal and  attempted murder. Also effective in the cast are Clu Gulager  andRafVallone.  Director Charles Jarrott has  succeeded in The Other Side of  Midnight in handling three  separate stories until they  coalesce in a dramatic climax.  The intcrnalional settings and the  musical score by Michael Lc-  grand give thc story the kind of  glamour thai captures thc imagination. The film will be shown  at thc Twilight Theatre Sunday  through Wednesday. February  5-8.  # CBC Radio  Ideas. Saturday 9:05 p.m. discusses the revolutionary new  theory of Karl Pribam, Stanford University and David Bohm.  University of London that the  hologram is a powerful model  for understanding brain processes. The new theory has implications which touch learning,  health, religion and philosophy.  Anthology. 10:05 p.m. presents  a portrait of James Joyce prepared by the BBC. and on thc  Hornby Collection at 11:05 p.m.  "Thc Ikon Wrestlers" a sound  documentary recorded among thc  Doukhobors in the Kootcnays.  Signature, Sunday 4:05 p.m.  is in two parts, first McCarthy  and the Arts in retrospect followed by a speech by Muhammad  Ali to a Harvard graduating  class, who captivated his audience with words which were wise,  poetic, loving, humorous and  memorable.  Wednesday February I  Johnny Chase: 8:04 p.m. Science  fiction adventure scries, Pari I.  Thursday February 2  Playhouse:    8:04 p.m.  Zwicker  by Silver Donald Cameron.   Pari  V. The Iron Gates.  Jan Radio-Canada:    8:30 p.m.  Bob  Hales  Big  Band,  Warren  Chaisson Quintet.  Mostly   Music:       10:20   p.m.  Atlantic   Symphony   Orchestra.  Stravinskv. Beethoven.  For Tickets Phone:  886-7848   886-8181 or 885-9596  Ellingham's  +  Astrology {  Friday February 3  School  Broadcast:      2:04   p.m,  History   of   Music   in   Canada,  Part   I.      Prepared   by   Harry  Somers.  Mostly    Musk:       10:20   p.m.  Vancouver Symphony Orchestra,  Peter Serkin,  piano.     Wagner.  Beethoven, Ravel.  Saturday February 4  Update:  8:30 a.m. Sound up of  B.C. happenings.  Thc House: 9:10 a.m. Thc week  in parliament.  Quirks and Quarks:   12:05 p.m.  Science Magazine. David Suzuki.  Metropolitan Opera:   2:00 p.m.  Verdi's Othello.  Canada Watch:   7:05 p.m. Part  I. The Country's Economy.  Ideas:   9:05 p.m. Thc Brain is  a hologram.  Anthology:     10:05 p.m. James  Joyce, a portrait.  The Homby Collection:     11:05  p.m.   The  Ikon  Wrestlers,   by  Jurgen Hesse.  Sunday February 5  The   Food  Show:     8:30  a.m.  For consumers.  CBC Stage: 1:05 p.m. Part I.  McCarthy and the Arts in Retrospect. Part II, Muhammad Ali,  Symphony Hall: 7:05 p.m.  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Louis l.onie, piano. Morle.  Liszt, Beethoven.  Monday February 6  Gold Rush:    8:30 p.m.  Robert  Week commencing January 31st.  General Notes: Hopefully, we  have all recovered from the  effects of last week's Full Moon  and planetary turmoil so arranged  to test even the most stable  Earthling.  The only irritating configuration observed now is a Mars/  Mercury opposition which often  brings unwanted sarcasm and  rash speech. It sometimes coincides with minor injuries to the  arms and hands - such as trapped fingers, cuts, scrapes, and  burns. So be careful. Venus  squares Uranus indicating unusual attractions and fascinating  encounters for thc local roving  romantics.  Babies born this week will  eventually have to learn to keep  their stinging comments to themselves. Otherwise they will display much personal magnetism,  artistic talent, and a strong  humanitarian outlook.  ARIES (March 21 - April 19)  You arc now prepared to start  accepting people whose viewpoints differ from your own. New  friendships arc formed after unexpected and unusual introductions. Any recent fights and  arguments are the results of too  much activity in thc home.  TAURUS (April 20-May 20)  It's a disruptive week and most  plans will have to be changed  suddenly. Communications from  far away are annoying and short  distance travel needs full concentration. Loved ones will be  indecisive and cranky. Protect  the hands and arms. Taurus,  especially on Thursday, Feb. 2nd.  GEMINI (May 21-June 21)  Accent is on discussions with  close associates regarding personal possessions and shared  finances. Your philosophical  beliefs arc nol appreciated on  the work scene, mid-week. The  unattached arc ready lo lake on  yet another "ideal" relationship  as social life improves.  CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Serious conversations with  loved ones arc subject to hasty  conclusions and the answer is to  Welch, formerly with Fleetwood  Mac. live concert featuring Kiki  Dec.  Mostly Music:   10:20 p.m. CBC  Vancouver   Orchestra.   Mozart,  Honeggcr.  Nightcap:    11:20   p.m.    Hanna  Mcdawar. film distributor.  Tuesday February 7  Mostly Music: 8:30p.m. National  Arts Centre Orchestra. Claudio  Arrau. piano.   Beethoven, Piano  Concerto No 4.  Nightcap:     11:20 p.m.   Joseph  Duvccn, art dealer.  CBC-FM Radio 105.7  Ideas: 8:04 p.m. Wednesdays ���  Future of the Jews. Thursday.  Global Corporations. Friday ���  Lecture scries. Monday, Aging.  Tuesday, Climate, Technological  Counterattack.  Thursday: Signature 9:04 p.m.  Part I, McCarthy and the Arts  in Retrospect. Part II Muhammad Ali.  Friday: Radio International -  9:04 p.m. Puerto Rico today.  Saturday: Audience 9:05 p.m.  Pari I. Monologue by Harold  Pinter. Part II Songs of Bruhms.  Pari HI Monologues by Scott  Taylor, St. Vutus Dance and Two  words edgewise. Part IV. Karen  Weisbarer. flute, Vance Hoy  piano, in recital.  Monday: Andre Gagnon Special,  simulcast wilh CBC-TV.  Whitaker  An exhibit of paintings by  Irene Crowcll will be on display  at Whitaker House January 30th  to February I lth.  Many craft items are on sale,  silver jewellery by Irene Blueth,  ceramics by Nell Whaites and  a selection of cards by Charles  Murray.  SALE  Up to 50% OFF  THE FAB SHOP  Sunnycrest Shopping  Centre        886-2231  postpone important decisions  till next week. A fascinating  person cares for you more than  you realize. Give encouragement. Smile.  LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)  Now's the chance to free yourself from any restricting emotional bonds. More appreciative  admirers are waiting patiently  for your attention. Mid-week  arguments on thc employment  scene are inevitable. You win  but health suffers.  VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)  Friends and acquaintances  arc tense and your sabre-sharp  wit is definitely not appreciated  right now. Choose your comments carefully. Use extra  caution driving to and from social  occasions. Unusual mid-week  messages upset routines.  LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23)  Social life continues to be  hilarious but you learn that overspending is no joke. A sudden  romantic encounter is scarey but  challenging. How can you resist? It's you too. Libra, who  must protect the hands and arms  on Thursday. Feb. 2nd.  SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)  Major changes in lifestyle and  philosophical outlook continue  as Uranus passes slowly through  your sign. You'll never be the  same again. Meanwhile, impulsive mid-week journeys produce  nothing. Complaints roll in but  that personal magnetism gels  you off the hook.. .again.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 - Dec 21)  You're now expected to keep  the strange outcome of a sudden  short journey a big secret. Try  to keep your word. Many of you  have to start fighting for your  financial rights. Don't give in  this lime. Dec. 9th Sagillarians  now appear dreamy and mysterious.  CAPRICORN (Dec22-Jan 19)  Postpone all important communications until next week.  Close associates are on the defensive again so save your breath,  You'll be reminded again that a  reckless spending spree is an  irresponsible way to compensate  for personal frustrations.  AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18)  People arc still finding you  irresistibly attractive which  should help alleviate misunderstandings on the work scene.  Health checks arc due ��� the  stomach being a sensitive region  at this time.  PISCES (Feb. 19. Mar. 20)  Social life continues lo be  active bul complaining or un-  enthusiastic hangers-on should  be abandoned without regret.  Secret or unconventional love  affairs reach their erotic peaks  and begin lo fade.  Musicians  coming  Music lovers arc in for a treat  when the Towne Waytes come to  visit. Thc Towne Waytes is an  ensemble devoted to the recreation of thc ancient and noble  tradition of civic music. From thc  middle ages to thc 19th Century  every town of even modest size  had its contingent of musicians  to perform ceremonial pieces on  state occasions and to entertain the citizens. The Towne  Waytes, under Ihe direction of  David Skulski are bringing to  life the popular music of thc  loth Century to thc delight of  20th Century cars.  This distinctive and memorable  group will perform at Chatclcch  Secondory School on Thursday.  February 9th, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the performance will be  $4.50. $3.00 for students and  senior citizens. They can be  purchased at the door prior to  the performance or in advance  at Whitaker House in Sechelt.  Thc Towne Waytes have developed one of the finest collections of 16th Century musical  instruments in North America.  All instruments used by the  Waytes are modelled after the  surviving originals of the period  and include such names as the  cornett, sackbut, krumhorn,  shawm, dulzian, etc.  J& C Electronics Cowrie Street, Sechelt jjMMIi  Inqtia  'TAKE A HOLIDAY  HOME WITH YOU'  WINTER PROMOTION  You could win one of five holidays for  two In Hawaii.  fie sure to come in and see our new line of  Inglis appliances  ���  washers,  dryers,  ranges, refrigerators.  EVERYTHING YOU'D EXPECT AND THEN SOME. Books  with  John  Faustmann  Ostensibly this column is about  books, and I've tried, over the  last year, to confine myself to  this area, only occasionally  straying into thc grey areas of  personal philosophy, royalty and  cleaning fish with an axe. But  this one, I'm afraid, has already  got the bit in its teeth and is  heading toward the crazy barn,  like one of those riding academy  horses who gets a glimpse of  his stall and decides your hour  is up.  I'd like to write about books  this week, I've even read a  couple. But it can't be done.  None of thc books was really  worthy of a whole review. Still,  I'll mention one right here, and  give you a bit of thc plot outline,  and in this way you can avoid  reading the thing, and should  thc book turn up in a casual  conversation you'll recognize the  story anyway, and at least you'll  be able to say: "No, I didn't  read it, but I saw a review of it.  It wasn 't very good was it? "  The name of the book was  Oliver's Story and it was written  by thc same fellow who wrote  Love Story. The only good thing  I heard about Love Story was a  tale involving Ryan O'Neal, who  starred in thc movie. He was  speeding along an L.A. freeway,  wacked out on his own particular  brand of medication, and driving,  one supposes, in an erratic  manner, when the local constabulary pulled him over.  "Listen," said O'Neal, rolling  down the window and addressing  the cop: "Love means never  having to say you're sorry."  They threw the book at him.  There are no socially redeeming quotes from Oliver's Story,  unless you count: "Being a  writer with one drippy, maudlin  and extremely successful book  means never having lo say you're  sorry." It also means you can  perpetrate an equally soppy tone  and be relatively assured of equal  success, and this, apparently,  is precisely what the author has  done.  Oliver's Story is not so much a  story as a collection of limp  bourgeois middle American  cliches, wrapped in a wad of  prose in the same manner as one  might wrap burnt rice in old  cabbage leaves. Oliver, you see,  who is the hero of this piece,  is a Boston lawyer, and a widower. In fact, the way he talks  about his late wife (mostly in  italic print), you get the feeling  that Oliver is almost a professional widower. He's always  alluding to the wife, and when he  docs, everyone else in the book  discreetly lowers their eyes and  looks out the window. When  Oliver isn't grieving, he jogs.  Sometimes he plays tennis.  Batting little yellow balls back  and forth seems to assuage  his grief, and if it is during  this activity that he meets the new  love of his life; one Marcie.  Actually, he meets her while he's  jogging. Romance in an Adidas  track suit. Don't you love the  seventies?  Well. A whirlwind contemporary romance follows. Marcie  and Oliver jog together, and play  tennis together, and go on  journeys in their sports cars  together, and of course, go to bed  together. Marcie turns out to  be an heiress to a department  store fortune, and Oliver, as the  plot develops, turns out to be a  left wing small "L" liberal  lawyer, who defends civil rights  cases with all the fury of a bowl of  used tapioca pudding. The two  of them are happy as a pair of  snow tires, (although Oliver  keeps snivelling over his dead  wife and everyone keeps lowering  their eyes respectfully), but their  happiness proves to be shortlived.  When Oliver, whose fever for  social justice burns in him like  a severe case of chronic dyspepsia, discovers that Marcie's  department store is exploiting  Chinese workers in a sweatshop  shirt factory in Hong Kong, the  romance is off. Oliver can embrace the woman, but not, it  seems, her tacky principles, and  the book dribbles to a close,  Mr. Segal, the man responsible  for this literary cream of wheat,  is, no doubt, a happy man. He  lards his prose with collegiate  witticisms, such as "faked out",  or "grossed out", and at one  particularly moving point he even  has Oliver tell Marcie that she's  the "kind of girl I could groove  on." This leads me to believe  that the author has never entertained anything more serious in  his head than what kind of after  shave to buy, but such beliefs  lead me to further speculate  that if Mr. Segal can get after  shave confused with writing, and  in doing so, sell millions of  books, then the reading public  must also have a hard time  distinguishing between the two,  and where docs that leave us?  It leaves us with my oil stove,  which 1 mention for no other  reason than that it backed up  the other day, refused to burn,  and instead, spread a fine layer  of soot all over everything in  my house. When this sort of  technological tragedy befalls  me 1 start looking for thc cosmic  significance of it all. and I've  begun to equate all sorts of  things with thc malfunctioning  of my stove.   I've decided that  Oliver's Story is like my oil stove.  It-too is constipated, it provides  no warmth, it doesn't work, and  it masquerades as something  that it isn't.  And it seems to me, that in  these troubled times we must  beware of things that appear to  be one thing, but are really  another. The world is often a  tricky place, and we have to be on  our guard against books that  aren't really books, and stoves  that aren't really stoves, and  even, saints preserve us, book  reviews that aren't really book  reviews.  But you know what I always  say: Love means never having  to take back your deposit bottles.  Gibsons Library  Gibsons Public Library Association held their annual meeting  in the Library on January 23rd.  The reports showed thai 1977 had  been a very active year with  memberships in both Adult and  Juvenile sections increased.  Circulation totalled 15,054  volumes.  Six volunteers in the Juvenile  Department and twenty in the  Adult Department staffed the  Library which is open to thc  public 10 hours weekly.  Thc Library continues to pro-  vice local artists and thc Lapidary  Club with space to display their  work.  The Board moved  a vole of  thanks to Miss Audrey Martin  for her gift to the Juvenile  section of a picture of Queen  Elizabeth.  Alderman L. Trainor was  introduced to the meeting as the  Council Representative to the  Libary Association.  The Board for 1978 is as  follows: Mr. Norman Peterson.  Chairman, Mrs. Mary Gregory,  Vice-Chairman. Mrs. Margaret  Meredith, Secretary. Mrs. Jean  Mainil. Treasurer. Mrs. Gladys  Rorke. Adult Librarian. Mrs.  Lucy Fletcher, Juvenile Librarian.  Mrs. Lenora Inglis, Mrs. Isabel  Moxon. Mrs. Pam Spence, Mrs.  Pam Feichlner.  Coast News, January 31,1978.  "drummond insurance  HEADQUARTERS FOR  5.  & TRAVEL INSURANCE  Dental Block, Gibsons        886-7751  Open Monday - Saturday  Along with everything elsey  electric rotes ore going up.  S A fll ^^ Despite our best efforts to hold  mgkmWrWk.MaW^' Hne. in 1978/79 B.C. Hydro  ������ eV I  M^j  m\   faces an increase of approximately  J   ~  $100 million in costs of providing  service. As a publicly-owned corporation B.C. Hydro sells  energy to you basically at cost. Unfortunately, as our costs  go up, so must your rates. In addition, we must plan today for  future requirements.  How much are the rate     J e The following table indicates the  new residential electric rates, for a two month period, for those  areas connected to Hydro's integrated system.  RESDCMT1ALELECTRK RATES  FOR ATWO MONTH PERtOO  Previous Rate   New Rate  Service Charge  First 550 kilowatt hrs.  All additional kilowatt  hrs.   ,,      , ,   ,.,  Minimum charge  $3.(X)  4.6C7kWh.  2.0C/kWh.  $��.14  $4.00  4.5<t/kWh.  2.5<7Wh.  $o\l4  Residential-Electric service.  Small user: Homes with small living  area, m<ist apart ments ��� alxmt 1 A3 of users  ���will pay less than 2? more per day.  Medium user:  ���single family  dwellings, using A  _^^^_^^_  electricity for  lighting, appliances but not for water  heating���about 1/5 of users���will pay  less than 5C more per day.  Heavier user:  ���single family dwellings, using  electricity for lighting, appliances and water heating���  about 1/3 of users���will  pay 5C to lie more  lerday.  How does it compare  with other costs?  How will the increases  UllvCl jfWW e We're tloing our best to minimize  the impact on people who use energy for basic, essential needs.  For 75% of Hydro's residential electric customers, this increase  will be less than ll<t per day. However, all classes of customers  ���residential, general, commercial and industrial ���will be  affected by the increase. Here are some examples of new rates  for residential customers using various amounts of energy.  RESIDENTIAL ELKTOOTYC05TS  t'OMI'AHEll WITH CONSUME!! I'KICE INDIA AMI OTIIKK DOMESTIC ROODS  ���Sill  'Jllll  17.-,  I.'JI  li'i  Inn  TIITAI.CONSUMKKI'KICK INHKX LVANCOUV.EJtl  ������������  ������  AVKKAtiK ELECTRICITY I'HIt'E KU II  u-/-^  ���  I'l mil il I'd  IMT.I.OII.  r  -1-5  '/+  5Jm  .1  .������'  ���  f*  iSnli  i lux  ���,l���  rill huh  nm.  vi :\  When does it happen?  New rates will come into effect on March 1,197K. The first bill  after March 1 will be based partly on the previous rate and  partly on the new rate.  Areyou ready for some good news?  together we can cut energy costs.  What* Hydro doing  jJuuii!r?  mUUf il e    Kncouraging energy conservation.  In many ways. Recently, we extended the $500 Energy Savings  Finance Plan which was introduced last year to include financing for multiple-glazed windows, as well as home insulation.  This winter B.C. Hydro  launched the first of a series  of sophisticated aerial thermographic surveys over homes and  other buildings in British  ���   Columbia. Their purpose: to aid the owners in  determining their insulation  *needs.  We're also promoting energy  _    conservation through displays, exhibits,  literature and other communications���and have  undertaken a major program to help reduce energy use in  schools, offices and industrial buildings.  What can you do?  Whether you live in a small home or apartment or manage a  large industrial complex, you can do a lot to combat rising  energy costs. You can insulate ceilings and walls lo ihe  recommended "R" levels. Install multiple-glazed windows and  weather stripping. Lower your thermostat setting, Check hot  water waste. Use appliances wisely. Turn off lights when they're  not needed. And if you'd like more ideas you can mail the  coupon below lor free energy conservation information. Working  together we can help you save  energy and money too.  Mail to "Energy Conservation",  B.C. Hydro, 970 Ilurrunl Street,  Vancouver, B.C.V6Z1Y3  Please send me information on:  "How to heat rising energy costs"  City:        Postal Code; Coast News, January 31,1978.  jflfilt     REAL ESTATE  �� INSURANCE  FLORON  AGENCIES LTD  Bo. 238 1589 Marine Drive Gibsons.  w  RON McSAVANEY  AGENT  885-3339  OFFICE: 886-2248  JOHN BLACK  886-7316  Have some  news?  The Coast News welcomes  social, church and entertainment news for clubs,  lodges, hospital groups and  service clubs.  i BahnteYour Budget with Bart/tint  by the Bagful ... M  1 /CO-OP  MEATS  Spare  Ribs  1.39  Pork Butt Roasts  | . 29  Cottage Rolls        | .89  Side Bacon Bythepiece   I a^}\7  Ib.  Ib.  Ib.  Ib  Debra Peterson of Gibsons won the draw for the two Hockey  Tickets to the Canucks vs Montreal game February 2nd. Thanks  for entering!  -------PRODUCE----------  Bananas 4bs/$1.00  Canada #1  Celery 29*  Broccoli 49*  3/85*  2/79*  Co-op  Cream of  Mushroom Soup  i0��.  Pacific  Evaporated Milk ie��.Tim  Imperial _        |t       ftft  Margarine o^ /*1.99  Co-op QOt  Cheese Slices  80z oo  Jelly Powders   ^      4/H.OO  Dad's m.M    AA  P/WiLiac   Oatmeal,Coconut, #T    flK  UOOKieS   Chocolate Chip 1 lb. ������WW  ==--==--FR0ZEN F00DS==--====  juum-MMXaaaWaau .   '  Fraser Vale mmmamm*  Peas an.. 88*  Co-op  Fish & Chips        M.49  Frsssr VsIg  Mixed Vegetables.* 88*  lb.  Prices Effective:  Thurs., Fri., Sat. February 2, 3,4.  CO-OP1  M6-2522  We reserve tne ri9ht t0 ,imit quantitieS-  Wildlife  R.Allen  corner  by Ian Corrancc  Wolves  The maintenance man on the  graveyard shift at Elphie got a  bit of a shock about 4:20 a.m.  on Thursday when he went to  empty the garbage out back of  the school near the car repair  centre.  He had just gone out when he  noticed the goldarn biggest  police dog he had ever seen.  Then he saw another, and another.  Having been a trapper, and by  the green of their eyes he identified them as timber wolves,  and decided to go back inside.  The three of them took off across  the Plaza parking lot followed  by another trailing a smaller  one alongside.  If what he saw were timber  wolves,   then   this   action   of  Bank of Montreal employee Karen Vaughan  picked the name of Pam Ruggles out of the  barrel and ensured her a trip to Reno, free.  The draw was organized by Maxi's Shoes. Owner  Terry Maxfteld is also pictured.  I decided against a full scale  attack and sat down and pretended that I was at Seymour  Billiards playing snooker. This  ferocious animal gave me the  once over. Then after deciding  that the most interesting thing  about mc was that I was completely out of place, looked  around for something to engage  leaving seems to be typical of  their behavior, rather than the  monster stories that children's  fairy tales tell us.  One of my own experiences  with wolves was similar to this.  1 was hitch hiking through Jasper park one summer a few  years ago, in the middle of  nowhere and cars were few and  far between, when this wolf it's attention and slowly mean-  came walking out of the bush dered across the road into  about twenty feet away. Thc the bush. Blast! If only it had  only weapons I had for my come out with even a small wail,  protection were a pocket knife I could have blown it up into an  and a loaf of French bread, so exciting story.  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The springs are down about  140 feet and there are bluebacks  close to the surface.  Here's something I had never  heard about. According to at  least one person that fishes  regularly around Howe Sound,  there is a resident school of  coho that stays around all year.  Anyone else heard about this?  Gibson's Wildlife Club News  The next general meeting of  the Wildlife Club will take place  on February I (Wednesday)  at 7:30 p.m. at thc Clubhouse on  Highway 101.  It is hoped Ihat the recently  appointed Fish and Wildlife  Branch Officer, Jamie Stephen,  will be able to attend in order that  he might meet lhc Club members  and find out a little of what lhc  Club is all about. As Pat Mulligan was, Jamie is going to be an  important member of our community and this will be a good  opportunity to exchange views.  After the business section of  the meeting is over there will  be a presentation via video tape  of a film made in Japan concerning Mercury poisoning.  There are some rather horrifying scenes which would not be  suitable for younger children  but from past experience we  should not have too much of  a problem in that direction.  The Junior programme is  underway bul there is room for  new members. Al the present  time there are seven and one  more expected but as we now  have about four people competent  and willing to instruct, lhc need  for more students is apparent.  Meetings are held every Monday  night at 7:00 p.m. and go until  9:00. Any youngster twelve years  old and up to fifteen is welcome  lo conic along. The Club supplies  the .22 small bore rifles and  ammunition can be bought for  $1.50 for 50 shells, which is  .50 cents cheaper than if purchased in a local store. Membership for a Junior is $7.50  per year.  After they have completed  thc Junior programme Ihe young  people are encouraged to earn-  on into the Seniors and as well  as the shooting aspect to take  an active part in any other  part of the programme they  might be interested in.    There  has been somewhat of a loss  to the Club in the past when  these generally keen young folks  reach the age of 15. In too many  cases they just drop out and  we never see them again. It  is hoped that wc will be able  to rectify this situation in future.  Some competition for the Juniors will be provided in the form  of a shoot off with the Juniors  of the Sechelt Rod and Gun  Club and maybe wilh such  far flung outposts as Powell  River! Why not? Thc kids  compete in basketball, volleyball, soccer and hockey so why  not in shooting, too? Maybe  thc idea of sponsorship could be  investigated and it would be  great if some of the parents  could be encouraged to take  an active part in the programme.  Competition and encouragement  will always bring out the best  in a person and interest from the  parent, which is frequently and  unfortunately conspicuous by  its absence these days, is undoubtedly one of the best ways  to boost a youngster's moral.  P.S. Remember Ihat Thursday is Groundhog Day. so if  it comes out and sees its shadow, then winter will be around  for another six weeks. So keep  yours eyes open for one.  �� Crafts 6 Hobbies  Seaside Plaza, Gibsons  886-2811  Our Handicraft Drop-in  Centre will be continuing  Tuesday and Thursday  at 7:30 p.m.  ��  Peninsula Cleaners  & Laundry  ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS  DRVClEnillllC  seruite  10%  'O OFF      8 ITEMS OR MORE!  ,nchc:  REDUCED SERVICE  During the week of Feb. 5 -12 Peninsula  Cleaners in Gibsons and Sechelt will not  be receiving cleaning. However the  shops will be open for the reclaiming of  garments and for alteration services.  With 2 locations to serve you best  WHARF ROAD  SECHELT  885-9554  1521 GOWER PT. RD.  GIBSONS  886-2200  SALE  CONTINUES!  OFF   Specially  Marked  Items   !  jRdfct Gibsons ill ��� 11 i   ��� .< i  wc    8869941    Helen $  tusnion   !>lioppe  Rugby  The Gibsons Rugby Club split  their games against city teams  this weekend. Against Vancouver  Trojans, a team composed of  Vancouver City Police and  RCMP, Gibson's IV's dominated  thc play and nipped the fuzz 6-0  with John Spcncc dropping on a  police fumble for the score. In  the second game Gibsons Ill's  lost a close match 6-4 to thc  Vancouver Eastmcn. Games  were played Saturday at Elphinstone field before about a hundred fans.  Gibsons plays in Vancouver  this coming weekend.  Equus  by Irish Cramer B.H.A.I.  and Debbie Rhodes  Coastal Pastures, Parasites and  Tour Horse  As mentioned in our last  article, pastures ill our area arc  poor most of the year. Planted  pastures arc generally unknown  and Ihe natural or old pastures  available have good feed for  about two or three months of  each year. A horse if he is to  receive no supplementary feed,  will need .1 to 5 acres of land,  depending on how lush, lo graze  (in.  Horses when firsl turned on  to pasture must be started slowly.  One hour the first day and so  on until they are turned out al  ihe end of a week. This is  the end of a week. This is required because of the horses  inability in handle a radical  change in diet. If they are not  introduced slowly they may colic  or "founder" (a disease of Ihe  hoofs).  If you have a small amount of  cleared grassy pasture for your  horse you would be wise to keep  thc animal off il entirely from  October ISlh to May 15th as the  grass docs nol grow during (his  time and thc horse nil: destroy  the rool systems developed in  thc growing season.  Horse manure should nol be  used for fertilizer unless it has  been well composted, as the  feces has developing IIy Ian as  and if grass contaminated with  thc larvas is eaten by Ihe horse,  he will become inicslcd with  worms, some of which can cause  death.  Horses should he wormed al  least twice a year. Wc advise  a good worming program every  three months.  Variety  Jfoobs  DELI  and  HEALTH FOODS  We are not a  Supermarket but  our Health Food  prices are the  BEST IN TOWN!  Kodak, Agfa &  Fuji  Film  885-9222  SMILE WITH  WILLIAMS  /PHOTO FINISHING^  886-2936  ^Gibsons Harbour. On the  rocks  Wanderers lose close one  It was a closely fought battle  in exhibition men's soccer action  this Sunday as the Elphinstone Wanderers bowed to Vancouver's 5th division Scandia  soccer team 3-2.  Wanderers led 1-0 on a goal  by Frank Hoehne until 5 minutes  before the halt when Scandia's  Gordon Kothlow tied it up.  Ron Armstrong and Steve Wat-  kins popped in two more early  in the second half with Frank  Hoehne scoring his second goal  in thc dying moments of the  game.  Although they were outscored,  the Wanderers were not outplayed on the field. They were  dangerous all through the game  and played an exciting crowd  pleasing style of soccer,  Playing for the Wanderers  were: Jan de Reus, Ken Ver-  haulst, Duncan Campbell, Art  Dew, Corky Bland, Dan Mac-  Kay, Dan Baker, Bjorn Bjornson,  Nick Bergnach, Graham Chapman, Steve Miles, Dave Newman and Frank Hoehne. Coaching-Terry Duffy.  Next Saturday. Wanderers  resume their regular league play  as they meet Sechelt Renegades  at Hackett Park or the Reserve  at 2:00p.m.  Kids, Kids, Kids. Kids - 8 -  10 years old are welcome to turn  out for thc Juvenile soccer teams  in Gibsons and Roberts Creek.  Gibsons and Langdale players  can contact Jan de Reus at  886-2046 or Jock Bennett at  886-7606 after 5 p.m. for further  details. Roberts Creek players  should contact Duncan Campbell at 886-8043. This newly  formed Coast Juvenile Soccer  League will include teams from  Pender Harbour and Sechelt  with games being organized  so as not to interfere with hockey  games.  On   Saturday,   January   28,  Coast strokers  We never had motorcycles  when I was young, wc were  too poor, but smoking was cool.  So when someone's father left  some tobacco lying around wc  would smoke. To make this  small dote go farther wc would  mix in dried leaves or bracken,  depending on individual taste.  One time pencil shavings were  used with almost fatal results.  No popular or lasting blends resulted from this experimentation,  but it was sufficient to give some  of us a lifetime habit. Sometime  before 1 abandoned this habit,  I had a friend; who was a friend  in spite of being a reformed  smoker - any smoker will agree,  r,  by Dennis Gray  few people can strain a friendship  more than an evangelistic ex  smoker. This guy. Bill was his  name, would say, give me one  reason why you smoke, it's  dirty, expensive and hazardous  to your health. 1 would never  have related all this to motorcycles, except the other day  another friend said, "Give me  one good reason for riding  motorcycles, they are dirty,  expensive and you could kill  yourself."  I could never answer the first  one, but half a lifetime later  I sure have an answer for this  one. Motorcycles give me a  common bond and interest with  Can  FBDB help  you?  On Wednesday, February 8th  one of our representatives will be at  the Bella Beach Motel  Sechelt. Tel: 885-9561  II you require financing to start, modernize or  expand your business and are unable to  obtain it elsewhere on reasonable terms and  conditions or if you are interested in the  FBDB management services of counselling  and training or wish information on  government programs available (or your  business, talk to our representative.  c  145 West 15th Street,     Qar. ftK71  North Vancouver, B. C.   98��-��571  Opening new doors to small business.  the Sechelt juveniles held their  first practice at Hackett Park.  Over 40 boys aged 8 - 10 turned  out...parents had a hard time  finding a parking place. If the  same enthusiasm is shown all  over the Sunshine Coast as was  shown by the boys and parents  in Sechelt, our juvenile league  will be an overwhelming success.  Meanwhile, girl's and women's  soccer is beginning to make an  impact on the local sports scene.  Look for more news in this column  in the coming weeks regarding  the fair sex.  Penalty Shots - Wanderers are  rumoured to be organizing  an exhibition tour of Vancouver  Island in the near future. Best  wishes for a quick recovery to  Kerry Eldred out with an injured  back. Danny Mackay recently  turned down an invitation to  play with a top second division  Vancouver team.  my family, fill my spare time,  help keep me fit and make me  feel younger. But since he asked  for one reason, 1 would have to  say, because they give me great  pleasure. On reading this back,  it sounds like the ravings of an  old man who just never grew up  or else has slipped into his  second childhood, so I understand the thoughts you may be  thinking.  Funny thing, there are a great  number of us infantile old men  around. Such a number in  fact, that each year a challenge  in moto-cross is issued by the  Western Canadian Old Timers  (over 40 years) to the Western  United States Old Timers. A  large trophy was put up by  Yamaha Motor Canada, and for  the last three years it has stayed  in Canada. Riders for this event  come from Alberta and B.C. and  as far south as California. The  seriousness with which these men  take their sport is evident in the  money they spend. Mission  City, where the event is held  each August, looks like a convention of exhibition of motor  homes, each with Its trailer full  of motorbikes. Some are all  sign lettered with the riders'  names and come complete with  workshops, including welding  machines, steamcleaners, light  plants and enough spare parts  to set up shop. These men are  friendly and fiercely competitive, they are a pleasure to ride  with and trophies won at these  events have a special meaning  to me. You might say they are  a tangible answer to why I  ride. So if you have a question  you can't answer about smoking,  why not give up those pencil  shavings and, start stroking,  Coast News, January 31,1978. 7.  Jr. Soccer  by Pal Edwards  The fun 'spiel held last weekend was so successful the draw-  master expects to hold another  one before the season ends.  The ladies proved to be very able  skips, and many who had never  skipped before are anxious to  try again.  By Sunday night the winners  had curled three consecutive  games, but managed to crawl  upstairs to thc lounge for the  presentation of prizes. Winner of  thc A event was the Thora  Gilchrist rink, with husband  Brian playing third. According  to Thora, "He gave mc no help  at   all   at   deciding   strategy."  Wendy Flay was Thora's second    and Harry Peterson played lead. Elementary school teachers took their in-service day in the gymnasium last week and are  "'      seen in action above. It is felt that there will be a direct effect in gym classes for elementary  students throughout the district - and perhaps in a few teachers' aching muscles.  The FJphinstone Wanderers  Junior Team won a well-deserved  4-1 victory on Sunday. January  29th. at Mahon Park in North  Vancouver against the Capilano  Hawks.  Star of the game was undoubtedly Robbie Jonas who scored a  hat-trick. Grant Gill headed in  thc fourth Wanderers goal with  a header that went in off the  goal post. Also prominent for  thc Wanderers with good steady  play were Corie Mottishaw and  Blair Head.  The coming weekend the Junior Wanderers enter lournamenl  competition against learns from  lhc Lower Mainland.  It's encouraging to see these  young curlers taking part  enthusiastically. Thora's opponent in the A event final was  Carol Tetzlaff whose team consisted of Dan Reitlo. third,  Darlene Maxfield, second, and  Jim Neubauer, lead.  In the B event, Doris Skellett's  rink, with Colleen and Doug  Elson at second and third respectively, and Tub Skellett, lead  took the honours from the Linda  Gantrink. Linda's team included  husband Dave at third, John  Lowden, lead, and Lorrie Swann  at second.  The game that had everyone  talking  was  thc  semi-final   on  SALE  Up to 50% OFF  THE FAB SHOP  Sunnycrest Shopping  Centre        886-2231  Strikes and Spares  by Bud Mulcaster  Hazel Skytte rolled the highest  game in the Classic League with  a 337 single. Ken Skytte had a  314 single and Freeman Reynolds had a 322 single and was  thc only one to break a thousand with a 1027 four game total.  In the Gibsons 'A' League.  Nancy Carby rolled her first  ever 300 game with a nice 325  single and Ken Skytte. who's  been bowling very well lately.  Sunday afternoon, when Gilchrist came up with a 309 single in  defeated Paddy Richardson in the Ball & Chain League. In thc  the most stunning upset of the Phuntastiquc League Petra  'spiel. Richardson was up three Petersen rolled a 314 single,  coming home when Gilchrist Bruce Gamble took a pot with a  came up with a seven-ender 313 single, and Vic Marteddu  which had the spectators all but cleaned up with a 337 single and  pounding the windows out of the   789 for 3.  lounge.  Winners of the club draw were  Georgina Nasadyk who won thc  car battery, and Dennis Page  who won the floater jacket.  The Teacher-Merchant challenge has been picked up by  Canfor and will be played on  February 4. Response has been  good, and the 'spiel promises to  be a good one. Spectators are  welcome, so come up to the rink  on Saturday night and watch  the fun.  My thanks to Harry Turner  for pounding out a column for  me last week when thc flu kept  me off the ice.  In the Legion League, Dianne  Fitchcll, starting to put it back  together again, rolled a 316  single and 759 for three and in  Ihe Ball & Chain League she  rolled a 761 three game total.  Gary Fitchcll, finally living up  lo his reputation, had thc highest  single of the week with a 340  game in the Legion League.  In the Senior Y.B.C. League.  Charles Storvold rolled a 305  single and was tops for the  league with a 732 three game  total and in thc Juniors, Jeff  Krintilla just missed with a 299  single.  ����l* SUNSHINE COAST TV  SALES & SERVICE  in the * of downtown Sechelt  Dealer for AlCf#ff MkT*CMI  g) Mark of Quality  APPLIANCES  and   TELEVISIONS  Ask about our "package" deals  885-9816  I WHI  PUTMOUTH  R  \\\\n\  4 cyl., 1.7 Litre, 4-speed,  gets 64 Km/G. highway  MOTOR TREXD  Carofthelfear  Base Price:      4sb0w     plus freight, P.D.I.  TEST DRIVE IT  at  885-5111  Rmraira.  885-5111  Gulf Station in Sechelt Dealer #01680A  ������������������������������  Highest Totals: Classic: Hazel  Skvtte 337-902. Sandy Lemky 286-  908, Larry Braun 270-960. Ken  Skytte 314-985, Freeman Reynolds 322-1027. Tuesday Coffee:  Lee Larsen 220-638, Nora Solinsky 298-713, Carol Tetzlaff  269-726. Swingers: Ev Mac-  Laren 217-549. Jean Wyngaert  234-596, Belle Wilson 221-640,  Art Teasdale 224-524. Dick Oliver  229-581. Gibsons 'A': Pauline  Hogg 258-642, Nancy Carby 325-  727, Vic Marteddu 280-711, Don  Sleep 271-716. Wednesday  Coffee: Barb Rezansoff 235-  683. Bonnie McConnell 295-747.  Ball & Chain: Dianne Fitchell  266-761. Brian Butcher 257-706.  Freeman Reynolds 273-736,  Ken Skytte 309-783. Phuntas-  tique: Mavis Stanley 261-647,  Hazel Skytte 239-654, Bruce  Gamble 313-723, Vic Marteddu  337-789. Legion: Carole Skytte  255-744, Dianne Fitchcll 316-  759, Garv Fitchcll 340-733. Ken  Skvtte 292-759. Y.B.C. Bantams:  (2)' Victoria Gazelcy 197-297.  Arlene Mulcaster 176-317, Dale  Campbell 134-268. Dan Hurrcn  169-336. Juniors: Carmclla  delos Santos 163-465. Jeff  Krintilla 299-648. Glen Hanchar  260-695. Seniors: Rollandc Le  Page 237-632. Jamie Gill 255-  689, Mike Maxfield 255-720,  Charles Storvold 305-732.  Drop off your Coast Newt  ClMiifiedi at Campbell's  Family Shoes & Leather Goods  In downtown Sechelt. It's  convenient!  Daily at dusk (5:00 p.m.)  at the Government Wharf, Gibsons.  ^msmm  tide tables  Tue.Jan.31  0340  0955  1705  2350  Wed. Feb. 1  0435  1040  1810  8.5  14.9  5.7  11.9  9.7  14.7  4.9  Thur. Feb. 2  0115  0550  1125  1910  Fri. Feb. 3  0245  0710  1215  2000  12.4  10.7  14.6  3.9  13.2  11.4  14.5  2.9  Reference:  Point Atkinson  Sat. Fe.b. 4  0345  0840  1325  2105  Sun. Feb. 5  0435  0935  1435  2145  GIBSONS LANES  Mon. Feb. 6  0515  1040  1540  2235  OPEN  Friday It Saturday 7-11 p ,m.  Sunday 2 ��� S p.m. and 9-11 p.m.  Hwy 101, 886-2086  14.1  11.5  14.4  2.2  14.8  II.I  14.3  1.8  15.3  10.5  14.3  1.9  Easy. Coast News, January 31,1978.  Freethinkers Pulpit  b> Andy Randall  No one could ever accuse Mark  Twain of Tom Sawyer fame, of  being an authority on heaven  and the hereafter, but he came  mighty close once to sounding  those mysteries, There is an  unconscious pun in Mark Twain  and sounding, but you'd have to  read of Mark Twain's life story  to find it. but that's digressing.  If you haven't read it. get a hold  ol his story of "Captain Storm-  field's Visit to Heaven". Oh!  I forgot. If you are a fundamentalist, don't read it. It might  upset you.  What I'm getting at is this:  Old Mark gave that Captain's  heavenly visit as an educational  SALE  Up to 50% OFF  THE FAB SHOP  Sunnycrest Shopping  Centre        886-2231  experience, for so much was  different to what bad been expected. Like wings and things  on angels. And somehow, I  have to agree with Mark Twain.  Most of the information that  has been handed to us in our  Western World had ranged from  thc concepts of seraphic bliss  up "somewhere", to the Catholic  "Dante's Inferno" of the damned. Churches thrive on these  ideas, bill they fostered the fear  of death. No so the "heathen"  Chinese and other ancient oriental cultures. The "thereafter"  would be another, but happy  life for even body.  Now there are an increasing  number of people I feel I must  call "searchers" who claim to  have had personal proof of man's  immortality, or by evidence given  In others are convinced they now  have a glimpse of immortality.  And. the good news from the  "Back of Beyond" according to  none  finer  Henrg s  IBakery  the  GREATEST LITTLE BAKE SHOP  on the Coast  for that  "ULTRA SPECIAL OCCASION"  ask about our  AUTHENTIC GERMAN TORTES  886 -7441  Sunnycrest Centre  Attention  Commercial  Fishermen  February 1st- 1:30 p.m.  at Roberts Creek Community Hall  Sol Sinclair will be present to hear  written and verbal submissions on the  Licence Limitation Program.  We stress the importance of submitting  written briefs.  Sunshine Coast residents only for verbal  submissions.  M.P. Jack  Pearsall will also be present.  Attention Fishermen  a host of witnesses from this  side and 'tother side, is that we  go (when we go) into a third  dimensional kind of existence.  How did I ever gct this bee in  my bonnet? Well, one of my recent "Pulpit" things (if you  read them) tells of certain experiences I and others had thai  most definitely convinced us.  that there were forces above us,  who do communicate with some  persons for various reasons.  To simplify what I have to tell  you I will try to omit words like  phenomena, but psychic is not so  easy to replace. So let's start  with my mention of psychic gifts  or powers.  Some inherit this awareness,  or premonition, of some event  thai is lo come, be il happy or  tragic, or just an unusual change  in one's life. It can be a powerful gift, or a once in a while  experience. This attribute will  show itself sometimes when a  communicator from "Outer  Space" finds and uses one here  who can be the medium of a  message intended for that person  or for others.  All this is old hat to lots of  people, but, here's the crunch.  There are documented reports  and actual case histories that  challenge our present beliefs  about life, death, and thc hereafter. In what way? And by  whom? Several books, quite  recently, have been wriltcn by  Doctors Hol/er; Moody; Ross  and others on "Survival after  Death"; "Beyond This Lfe";  "Life after Life", etc.  Each of these authorities have  so many ease histories of people  who have themselves stood on  the threshold of another dimension, or have experiences with  others who have passed over,  that there is rapidly growing a  large group of persons who I  call "searchers" for they just  want to know all that can be  reasonably learned of these experiences.  1 have jusl scraped the surface of this subject and hope to  write up one or two more Pulpits  on it soon. (No Martha. I am not  a Spiritualist.) I just keep an  open mind. But. just you watch  out for "Things that go BUMP  in thc night", or maybe your  Uncle Hank and Aunt Maria  could drop in on you on a nice  social "Ghostie" visit to let you  know they are having a whale of  a time in "Ever-Ever-Land".  P.S. Don't tell thechuch people  about this. With such a grand  time over there for us sinners,  who needs to go to church?  Sechelt VFD  The Sechelt Volunteer Fire  Department held its annual  elections on January 18th, 1978.  Butch Ono maintained the post  of Fire Chief and Tom Gory was  re-instated as Assistant Chief.  Doug Cooper, Tony Pike and Al  Robins were elected as Truck  Captains. First and Second  Lieutenants in charge of the  Rescue Wagon and the Fire  Hall respectively arc Gary Billing-  slcy and John Yates. Bob Wing  is in charge of Safety and Dean  Robilliard is responsible for  Training. Derek Nelson is back  for a second year as Secretary.  Come cry/  with me  If you have any questions about  life In general or aex In particular,  write Ann Napier,  C/O Coast  News, Box 460, Gibsons.  Dear Ann:  I have a problem or two. My  man is home in the day a lot. He  will interrupt anything I do, I'm  in the midding of baking, vacuuming or any task, and he wants to  get amorous. "Let's go upstairs"  is his theme. He won't take  later for an answer. 1 hate to  stop what I'm doing and all that  dressing and undressing is time-  consuming. How can I put him  off without offending him?  Pressured  Eg  The Gibsons  All Nighter  Wood Heater  CUSTOM BUILT  From $310.00  The best  In economical woodheat.  May also be used for cooking.  ALL HEAVY STEEL  CONSTRUCTION  BRICK LINED  886-2808  NOW AVAILABLE AT  GIBSONS BUILDING  SUPPLIES  886-8141  WE ALSO DO  CUSTOM WELDING  CONTRACTORS  HOMEOWNERS  ���   BUILDERS  LINO  COMPLETE  IHOME PACKAGE  CABINETS   COUNTERS  CARPETS    DRAPERIES  ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!  __ Dear Pressured:  ntont Jrlass Y��u vc trici'io p1" nim ��"and  _..���., he is persistent?  You'd probably  Father Nicholson of Our Lady    save time if you.d just do as hc  wishes.  If you can't beat them,  join them, ch.  of Lourdes Church in Sechelt  will hold mass in thc Egmont  Community hall on Sunday,  January 22nd, at .1:00 p.m. This  will be the first in a series of  religious observances scheduled  in the Egmont Community Hall.  Thc request for the services  in Egmont came from Sarah  Silvey and Al Fawson.  Accompanying Father Nicholson to Egmont for thc service  will be the choir of Our Lady of  LourdesChurch.  Hospital  Area B Director Peter Hoemberg was emphatic in his priasc  of thc cost control effectiveness  of thc administration of St.  Mary's Hospital in Sechelt. The  director's remarks came on the  heels of a budgetary cut of  from $4 million to $2.75 million in projected expansion for  thc hospital.  Garage sale  The Sunshine Coast Arts and go along. Good luck  Council is planning to hold a sale  of donated articles in order to  raise money for thc Sunshine  Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt.  We arc asking everybody on the  Sunshine Coast to help.  Small donations can be left  at Whitaker House in Sechelt  and larger items will be picked  up if you phone T. Small at  Mh-2680.  The garage sale will be held at  St. Hilda's Church hall in Sechell  on March 18th. Saturday, 10:00  a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Give a little  or give a lot to help!  This Adventure Playground is under construction at the Wilson Creek Recreation Area  beside Chapman Creek near the Group Home.  Dear Ann:  I'm married to a sexy attractive man 1 love dearly, but our  one area of contention is his  visits to his ex-wife to see his  son. Very understandable, but  when he goes over there I'm  consumed with jealousy. She  cooks for him and has him do  small repairs and I wonder what  else they do. How can I conquer  these miserable feelings?  Angry  Dear Angry:  The multiple marriages leave  us all the problems of a harem.  I believe it is easy to slip back  into an accustomed space. Now  the ex-wife is the strange one  and possibly interesting for thc  moment, but if they could have  made it, they would have. They  are evidently unsuitcd so don't  worry too much and gct him to  take the boy to the zoo or beach  or movies and you pack a lunch  Dear Ann:  Wc on the Peninsula arc  blessed with some of thc most  beautiful scenery in thc world.  How come a supposed public  service like Hydro runs rough  shod over the people's desires?  They spray weed killers near our  water supply and leave thc land  looking like outer space. Why do  you think this is happening?  Sadly yours  Dear Sad:  Mc too. I think its because we  have thc money-men in power.  They aren't sensitive, creative  people. They thirst for money  and power, more ways than one.  The fact that Tordon is a weed  killer and that this type of chemical opposes life of even the  weeds. They spray it where they  want, with no regard for the  desires of people whos' water  supply crosses under the grotesque wires. They are sacred to  these men and we are as nothing,  ants if you like. Thc fallout from  thc weed killer can sterilize and  retard life. As all things on thc  earth arc ccllularly the same,  what happens to us? One farm  family I read about were poisoned  by weed killers, they were ill  for three years and had aches in  their joints and were generally  ill. They had to shoot their  dairy herd. So weed killers arc  dangerous, a line crossing waterways, thc fallout or escaped  electricity is so great, as to endanger life for a wide strip around  it. Who can voluntarily run this  line over hill and lakes and farms?  No one, caring person would do  this, but money-oriented people  don't care. They arc like from  another planet. When our planet  is denuded and dying they will  be trying to gct to another to  suit their business. In my mind  thc rumor of Japanese industry  seems possible even on a beautiful island. I feel like the East  Indian fable for the man who  raised a baby tiger, when it was  grown it ate him. He should have  raised an elephant to grow up  and serve him - but wc have  raised a tiger for sure.  Pender ratepayers-cont'd  RRAP cont'd  owner.  0. Why not just make it out  to thc contractor?  A. A house can only be  RRAP'd once and this is our way  of keeping track.  0- Can 1 apply if I own a log  house?  A. Yes this would come under  thc program, but it would be a  first.  Q. Could a person sell their  property when it was still under a  promissory note without telling  the buyers, or does the note  goon to the title?  A. This again is something  that hasn't happened, and is a  point to consider.  0. Docs this money go on  to vour income?  A. No.  0. Does thc inspector represent Central Mortgage and Housing?  A. Thc municipalities will  pick their own inspector.  0. Why is this money not  available everywhere in thc village but only in the shaded areas  on the map?  A. The shaded area shows  the section of the village that was  under thc parent NIP program,  and this is a direct offspring  of it and must stick to thc same  area.  O- What if a person does  his own work and it docs not meet  people who know that the Wise  subdivision is in reality several  miles south of thc highschool.  Adding two miles of mainline  onto a small subdivision water  system only a few hundred feet  in length to begin with car.  hardly be called an "extension",  but it indicates how willing thc  District Water Authority is to  stretch a point to gct what it  wants ami how witling lhc Times  is to follow along. Inaccuracy  indeed!  Many people in the Harbour  area were less than convinced  by Dixon's explanations. If the  Wise subdivision wasn't going to  hc connected to the larger water  system supplied from Lyons Lake,  where would it get its water?  And if thc Regional District was  only "doing the work of a private  contractor" as Dixon said, did  this mean the local contractors  who normally build subdivision  water systems were going to  lie facing competition from a  non-profit organization?  At an Area A A.P.C. meeting  January 25. Dixon said although  the Wise waterworks weren't  necessarily going to be part of  the Klcindalc public system, the  District wouldn't be interested  in it if it wasn't seen as part of  the public system. Hc also said  thc District, unlike a private contractor, would retain ownership  of thc Wise system and levy a  land tax.  The kindest thing that could  be said about Dixon's continuing  assertion that thc Wise system  wasn't intended as a first stage  of thc planned public system was  as Regional Director Joe Harrison said, "Il is a mailer of  interpretation." But it was clear  that most of Ihe Area A A.P.C.  members  made  Ihe interprcta-  thc building inspector's approval?  A. The home owner would then  be responsible, but the inspector would nol be quite as stringent as he would be if it was a  contractor.  0- II" a person moved would  they still gct thc grant?  A. If you move after five years   _^   then the grant is written off. but tion that the District was trying  if you move before that, you will to sneak its long-planned Pender  have to pay back $700 for every Harbour waterworks in through  year under lhc five, for example the back door,  if it was only three years since In his statement to thc Rc-  you had received thc grant gional Board January 12, Dixon  then vou would be required lo also denied thc Ratepayer charge  pay back $1,400.  0. Where do you apply?  A. At thc Municipal Hall.  Monday lo Wednesday from  12:30 to .1:30, any week.  FREE ESTIMATES AND COLOR CONSULTATIONS  QUALITY PRODUCTS TO FIT ALL BUDGETS  SUNSHINE KITCHENS  GIBSONS  886-9411  KENDEVRIES&SONLTD  886-7112  he had not cleared thc Wise  job with Ihe South Pender Waterworks and that thc cost of the  Klcindalc system would have to  be borne by Area A ratepayers.  The former point was settled  at the January 25 A.P.C. meet  ing. Twu directors of thc South  Pender Board attended and made  it plain that despite any informal  second-hand contact rumoured  lo have been made through former Regional Director Jack  Paterson lo individual water  board personnel, no Idler had  ever been sent and no formal  representation  bad  ever   been    properly.  made to the board. Thc proof  was ihat Dixon had never even  found out thc most important  fact: that thc Wise subdivision is  within the South Pender Waterworks District and lhc Regional  District probably has no legal  right to become involved in il.  The Times also took us to task  on Ihe latter point, saying it  represents a basic misunderstanding of the Regional District's financing arrangements...  "new water systems...are paid  for solely by those who benefit..."  The basic misunderstanding  is on the limes' part because  Ihe Regional District, like most  water authorities has two charges - one a user fee to those who  receive water and the other a  land tax to all landowners in thc  water service area. In Ihis case  thc water service area would  involve a vast part of Area A  between Garden Bay and Madeir-  a Park and ratepayers there  would be charged between  $% and $144 per annum, whether  they needed water or not.  Politics is not an exact science  and it is never possible to be  totally accurate either participating in il or commenting on  it, In thc two mailers discussd  however. Ihe Ratepayers Publicity Committee feels ils commentary has been as accurate us  any. We would certainly quarrel  with the Times' observation thai  by condoning such articles  Ratepayers president Joe Harrison "is discrediting a defensible political position and  performing no great service lo  the community." Neither ol  thc two matters in dispute had  been raised in public until lhc\  were reported here und Ihe  public was nol thc only side  to benefit. In the case of lhc  community plans, lhc Regional  planning office was moved to  seek advice from Victoria und  learned something it hud not  apparently known itself: completing thc plans won't necessarily provide thc coveted powers  it was counting on after all. And  in thc case of the waterworks our  timely publicity Brought thc  jurisdictional conflict between  the District and Ihe local waler  board to light only days before  construction was to start, thereby avoiding what could have been  an cmhnrussing legal hassle.  Instead of taking refuge in  dubious accusations of inaccura  cy. they should he thanking us.  Meanwhile truckloads of pipe  have   appeared   at   the   Wise  It's not true that Wally has gone  into the Custom Asphalt Spreading business.  He just likes his work so much that he created  more.  UkLWH MT# 690Y  We handle I.C.B.C. claims.  BBG-7133  2  ri Coast News, January 31,1978.  COAST NEWS   CLASSIFIED ADS  Classified Ad Policy  All listings 50* per line per week.  or use the Economical 3 for 2 rale  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 bee  - Coming Event*  Lost  - Found  Print your ad In the squares Including the price ot the Item and your telephone number. Be sure to 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 Coast News, Classifieds, Box 460, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0, or  bring In person to the Coast News office, Gibsons  DROP OKF POINTS: Campbell's Shoes & Leather Goods Store. Sechelt  Westersund's Chemists .Pender Harbour.  Coast News  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  VON 1VO  CLASSIFICATION:  Eg. For Sale, For Rent, etc.  L    ~  DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON -  The Lion's Share of Personal Sale Items  can be Found Under Close Scrutiny  Only in thc Coast News Classifieds  If It's a Tradesman or Professional  Senlce that you require be sure to look  first in the Sunshine Coast Business  Directory.  Coming Events  GIBSONS WILDLIFE CLUB  Regular general meetings 1st  Wednesday of each month. 7:30  p.m. at Clubhouse. tfn  Jewelery Making Classes  For more information call Irene  Blueth at 88o-7ob7. #6  WOMEN'S CENTRE  Roberts Creek. 885-3711. Drop-in  library, information, Thursdays  11:00-4:00. tin  Survival First Aid  A new 8-hour course starts on  Feb. 1st at 7:00 p.m. Fee $8.00.  Please register with instructor  Mary Fraser, 88b-2512, Continuing Education. Hi  TOPS #BC 578, Gibsons was  fortunate to have Fran Berger  from the Fitness Service give us  an informative talk on thc effectiveness of exercise together with  dieting. Fran and yours truly  gave a demonstration on Aerobic  Dance which was enjoyed by all.  If you have a weight problem,  please join us on a Thursday  afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in the old  Gibsons Elementary School.     HS  TOT LOT BAKE SALE  Saturday. Feb. II at Ihe Sunnycrest Mall. 10-1. Hb  SECHELT GARDEN CLUB  Will hold its first meeting of  1978 in St. Hilda's Church Hall,  Sechelt on Feb. 1st, 7:30 p.m.  Mr. Ian Johnson of Gower Point  will speak on the importance of  soil preparation in the development of a good garden. You are  invited to attend. #5  ATTENTION ARF.A A' SENIOR  CITIZENS: Every Monday night  at the Pender Harbour Community Hall from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.  the Pender Harbour Senior  Citizens Branch 080 enjoy carpet  bowling, shuffle board, pool,  cards and other activities. Come  and join us, wc welcome you.  Entertainment committee: Jack  Hcidema. 883-W3. HI  Coming  Events  St. Bartholomews Anglican  Church St. Valentine's Tea and  Bake Sale in Church Hall. Saturday, Feb. 4th. 2-4 p.m. //5  LIFE DRAWING CLASSES  If interested contact Shelly at  886-9737 between 10 - 5 p.m.  Beginning 2nd week in Feb.      HI  Announcements  IN MEMORIAM  In loving memory of Sharon.  There's a sad bul sweet remembrance. Wc will cherish our whole  life through. There's a token of  our love, dear Sharon. As we  treasure the memory of you.  Father &. Mother  Bill & Inez Malyea. and  Sister, Marilyn Davidson  BUSHWOOD FARMS  Now taking bookings  for Spring  riding    lessons,     English      or  Western.      Adult   beginners   a  speciality. 886-2160. #7  PROVINCE OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  CHANGE OF NAME ACT  (section 6)  Notice of Application  For Change of Name  NOTICE is hereby given that an  application will be made to the  Director of Vital Statistics for a  change of name, pursuant to thc  provisions  of  the   "Change   of  Name Act" by me:- Gail Cierman  of RR #2. Gibsons. B.C. in thc  Province   of   British   Columbia.  as follows:  To change my name from Gail  Cierman to Corlyn Cierman.  Dated this 17th Day of January,  1978. Gail Cierman  Personal  Find Out About  the BAHA'l FAITH  Phone 886-7355 or 886-2078.     #6  Found  Key found Xmas Eve in Sunnycrest   Mall   near  phone.     Call  DISCERNING ADULTS: Shop  discreetly by mail. Send $1.00  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. V6B 3X9.       tfn  Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.  Gibsons Athletic Hall. 8:30 p.m.  Every Monday. 886-9059 or  886-9904 for information.        #26  Work Wanted  Bob Kelly Clean Up Ltd,  A load on this truck  is a load off your mind!  886-9433 tfn  Fully Qualified Electrician  it Free Estimates it  886-2546 tfn  * CAT-BACKHOE *  GRAVEL TRUCK AVAILABLE  Land clearing, Septic systems  886-9633 886-9365  Carpenter with Work Boat  Any size job appreciated.    Call  886-2737. #5  Will do typing ill my home. Hove  electric typewriter. References  available upon request. Phone  886-2924. #5  CARPENTER  With 20 years experience, available now for small jobs in Gibsons  Roberts Creek area only. Gord  Lindsay. 886-2332. #6  HIGGS MARINE SURVEYS LTD.  Insurance claims, condition and  valuation surveys. Serving the  Sunshine Coasl und B.C. Coustal  Waters. Phone:     885-9425.  885-9747. 885-3643. 886-9546. tfn  Work Wonted  Most trees, like pets, need care  and attention and trees arc our  speciality.  * Topping  * Limbing  * Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed service.  Peerless Tree Services Ltd.  885-2109  EXPERIENCED CARPENTER  Renovations, etc.    Reasonable.  Ref's available. 885-3900, Hb  Journeyman carpenter. All types  of construction, new or old.  Work guaranteed. 886-7160.    Hb  Moving & hauling, gardening,  rublsh removal, house and  garden clean-ups. 886-9503.     ��h  Young man, trained Licensed  Practical Nurse, seeks lull time  employment on Sunshine Coasl.  Live in preferred. Ask for Dennis  at 685-4741. Mi  Get Ready for Spring!  Fruit tree pruning, gardens dug.  perrenials divided. ALSO 1-ton  truck for hire, light moving and  hauling. 886-9294. tin  |    CLIP& I  I SAVE      1  j   YOUR FRUIT TREES   |  ��� SHOULD BE PRUNED I  ��� N0W ���  ��� FOR A BETTER YIELD I  |AND HEALTHIER LIFE.|  \ Reasonable Rates I  I      Call 885-3537      1  Coast News, 886-2622.  #5  Reliable cleaning lady for hire.  Ref's available. 886-7785.        1/5  Carpcnter-Shlpwright-Handyman  Quotes given  or  bv   thc  hour.  Phone 886-2373. #8  Wonted   "  Glasses found at Gibsons mall.  Dark green ease, on Jan 25th,  around noon. Cluim them at  Coast News office. HS  Fast, Clean, Efficient  CHIMNEY CLEANING  Vacuum equipped. 886-7785. tfn  Clean single bed mattress and  toilet needed for Jack i Jill  Nursery School. 886-7098.       Mi  Wanted  Timber Wanted plus Alder  Pules bought and sold.    Let us  give you an estimate. D Ac O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 ur  886-7700.  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons 886-2812  12' - 16' Travel ir.iilcr in sleep  4 ��� 6 people. 883-2296 anytime. 05  24" resaw ur shake blocks. SI50.  a cord. Leave message at  885-2686 or after 6 p.m. al  885-5374. #13  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds. Twin Creeks  Help   Wanted  Horse farm requires mature girl  15 or older to help with horses,  nuisl be willing to work hard in  return for riding privileges.  BushwiKid Farm. Prait Road.  Gibsons. 886-2160. #7  Dependable person who can work  without     supervision. Earn  $14,000 per year. Contact  customers around thc Gibsons  area. We train. Write B.A. Dick.  Pros.. Southwestern Petroleum.  Brampton, Ont. L6T2J6. US  Person to do sewing repairs in  her home on regular basis.  Call 886*9140. US  Nude models. $5.00 per hour for  draw ing elass. Female preferred.  Call 886-9737 10-5 p.m. #7  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  ********* AUTOMOTIVE   *********  ' JAMIESON AUTOMOTIVE  TOYOTA  New & Used Car Sales  All Make, PartsS. Services  i    Gibsons AL JAM I ESPN Phone SB6-7919  ' NEED TIRES^  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  .it the s BENDS on Hiqhvtay 101  i'hone ftSb-2700  ******* BUILDING SUPPLY ********  TWIN CREEK LUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  Everything for your building Needs  Free Estimates Phone 886-2291 -2  ��UfBt Clettrit lib.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons, Roberts Creek & Madeira Park  885-3133  J. McKenzie Ron Blair. P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd. P.O. Box 387 Sechelt   V0N3A0  tMISC. SERVICES t  Box 860  Gibsons  Phone  886-7605  WNDIOR  n  Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Construction Plywood, and all Accessories.  Delivery Phone 886-9221  Highway 101, Gibsons  Wi\BE ELECTRIC ltd.,  RESIDENTIAL-COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL  Maintenance    Pole Line   Electronics  ������POWER   TO   THE   PEOPLE"  **********    EXCAVATING    *******  " CUSTOM BACKHOEWORK V  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations ��� Drainage Waterlines. etc  J>h 885-2921 Roberts  Creek  J.B. EXCAVATING 886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage Installation   .^  Zolat* CpapRvX  tCffldmtyJldS. RA@TRtSH 686-2640  P. M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed tor Pesticide Spraying  P.O. Box 609  Sechell, B.C.  Bus. 8852332  Res. 886-7701  Gibsons  Girl S Guys  Complete Professional Hair Care  Painless Ear Piercing  886-2120 j  TH  IS s  pAt  i;i  SFO"  RE  ���NT  "Serving  Langdale  to Earls  Cove"  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields  SSSSb  W. W. UPHOLSTERY & BOAT TOPS LTD.  Everything for your upholstery needs  FOAM - PLEXIGLASS SALES  ^886-7310  1779Wyngaert ,  ********* CARPENTRY **********  CADRE CONSTRUCTION LTD.  - HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION -  Framing, remodelling, additions  Payne Road Gibsons  886-2311  STANHILSTAD ROOFING  DUROID. SHAKES  ORREROOEING  Gibsons R.R. 1, Port Mellon Highway       Phone BB6-2923  L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOE8  Ditching - Excavations - Ready-Mix Concrete  I666 Porpoise Bay Road Box 172, Sechelt, B. C.  R & B BULLDOZING & BACKHOE  GRAVELTRUCK  Septic Systems   Land Clearing  886-9633 or 886-9365  THOMAS HEATING  OILBURNERSERVICE  Complete Instrument OOU" /ill  set up ol lurn,ice  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES NOTIONSetc  REPAIRS AND SERVICE TO ALL MAKES  SEW EASY  Cowrie St. Sechelt 885-2725  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon looie 5 Cove  885-9973  Commercial Container!, .  ��� Cabinets,  Tt^>  Quality Farm & Garden Supplies Ltd.  886-7527 \  Pratt Rd.,  Gibsons  * Feed  * Pet Food  * Fencing  * Fertilizer  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cablnetsand Fixtures it 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   it Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty  R BIRKIN  885-3417        Beach  Ave.,   Roberts  Creek       885-3310  SUNSHINE KITCHENS  CABINETS ��� REMODELLING  Showroom in Twilight Theatre Bldg. 886-9411  ********* ELECTRIC   ***********      ********* PLUMBING  ANDREASSEN    ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving Ihe Sunshine Coait  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  PerAndreassen 888-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  CLOCKS REPAIRED  Hanbury Road      885-3163  RAYCOATESPLUMBING  886-7695  Contract Renovations & Service Work  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING - PIPEFITTING -STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  888-7017  All Work Guaranteed  CARMI CRANE SERVICE  Industrial or Residential Lifting  Phone  886-2401 or 886-2312  Gutters  Phone:  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  Commercial Dor oooo  Residential 885-2992  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD  Clean up your wooded areas  Remove lower limbs tor VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  Marv Volen  886-959/  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials tor Sale  Phone Mib-2664     Member Allied Van Lines     RR   I  Gibsons  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATIONS MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  Free  Estimates  Maintenance  Continuous  PERMATRUSS FABRICATORS  (Gibsons) Ltd. 886-7318  Located next to Windsor Plywood pg. Box 748  At rear of Shannon Industrial Supplies Gibsons, B.C.  GIBSONS LAWN MOWER &  CHAIN SAW SERVICE 886-2912  Gibsons Industrial Park, #5, Shaw Rd.  "Repairs to all makes"  dogwood on  886-2888  ��� Breakfast  ��� Lunches  ��� Dinners  Gibsons, B.C  warn 10.  Coast News, January 31,1978.  Pefs  Pets  Help Wanted For Sale  Spaved female Uerman Shepherd  looking for good home with room German Shepherd pups lor sale,  to    run.    excellent    watchdog, S4am each-    Mother excellent  great with kids. 886-9774.        #6 guard dog. 886-7785. #5  vtvCoast 7^.  FOR SALE  at   $5,500.00  firm  Deadline: February 4th  Phone 886-7215 or 885-9560  FOUR BEDROOMS  PLUS ACREAGE  FOR SALE BY OWNER  2V2 acres not in freeze, near new Chaster  Road school. 4 bedroom older house,  must be seen to be appreciated. Regional  water and Cablevision. 11/2 bathrooms,  W/W carpet, A/Oil heat. Full basement  with workshop and den. Garage plus  other outbuildings.  Perfect family home.  Offers to $64,500.00.  Call evenings 886-7695  The School Board has vacancies  for 4 night watchmen under  special funding from Ihe Ministry  of Education. The appointment  will be for 12 months. Persons  interested should complete  application forms and submit to  the School Board Office no later  than Tuesday, February 7. Rate  of pay not yet determined but it  is anticipated to be approximately  S5.50 per hour. #5  for Sale  FOR SALE  Small used record shop, pocket-  books, music accessories. In  Gibsons. Great potential. $3,500.  88*1-47.17. IStfn  Tame baby budgies. 8 weeks old,  blues & greens. $12.00. Eves:  886-9885. #5  NEED   A   NEW   MATTRESS?  Try foam! All Si/cs.  Custom Tire Covers ��� See our  samples at:  W.W. UPHOLSTERY & BOAT  TOPS, LTD. 886-7310. tfn  Diamond engagement ring, $300.  Assessed at $350. 885-2468.     HI  Walnut dining room suite, $200.  886-8050. #5  Professional Ear Piercing  Fast and Painless, lovely birth-  stone studs and Pewter earrings. Gibsons Girl & Guys  Salon, Lower Gibsons. Call  886-2120. tfn  Radio mobile telephone select  call, 10 channels, $1000.00.  Box 15, Madeira Park, B.C.  883-2666. #6  MUSIC WEAVERS  am  Up to 50% OFF  Lower Gibsons  886-9737        /  HORSE MANURE, $10.00 per  pick-up  load.      U-haul.      Call  886-2160.  #5  3 sets of wheels from mobile  home. 1 Idler & 2 Breakers.  Pad #95. $100 each 886-9393. #5  1976 Papoose Camper, for small  truck, excellent cond., propane  stove, with jacks. $1,600. firm.  After 6call 885-3153. #7  ALDER - $45.00 a Cord  Delivered. 885-2456. tfn  APPLIANCES  Trade In your old appliances  on the new HOTPOINT Line  at the new MACLEODS Store  In Sechelt.  1976 Glenriver home, 12 x 68',  3 bdrm. set-up with porch in  Mobile park. 8 ft. camper needs  sonic work, offers. 10 ft. Davidson boat with Seagull motor,  boat needs some work. Call  885-2496. #9  GOOD MIXED HAY  20  bale   lots,   $1.50   per   bale.  886-2887 or 886-9033. tfn  1911 Dominion Piano, excellent  shape. 886-9988. #6  THRIFT STORE FOR SALE  If   vou   are   interested,   phone  325-0139. #6  For Rent  For *���**        "Cors & Trucks    Mobile Homes  LOST  Lost near Gibsons Pool Hall,  black & white male cat, wearing  pink collar. Please call 886-9063.  For Rent  Furnished 2 bdrm mobile home,  clean and private. Selma Park  Vista. Couple preferred. Ref's  req. No pets. Avail. Feb. 1st.  $260. per mo. 885-3310 or  885-3417. #2  3 bedroom split-level home on  I acre on Pratt Road in Gibsons.  Fireplace, large dining room and  kitchen. '/: basement, workshop  and carport. $300. per month.  886-9154 or 886-7571. #5  GUITARS  GIBSON J-45 with GIBSON LGO with  hard shell case, 15 case, over 20 years  years old, $475.00.       old, $225.00.  Call 885-3752.  SUBDIVISION  CONSULTATION  REAL ESTATE  [   IBStTNS HfALTY  4 V-|��  LORRIE GIRARD  886-7760  ft  fa ft  JONMcRAE  885-3670  ^J AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  APPRAISALS  MORTAGES  NOTARYPUBLIC  Office: 886-2277  Vancouver Line:  Toll Free: 682-1513  CHRIS KANKAINEN  885-3545  ARNEPETTERSEN  886-9793  HOMES  COUNTRY    ESTATE King    Road.  Spacious and modern home situated on  nearly 5 acres of cleared land ideally  Suited for a lamily wanting a place for  hobby farming, horses, poultry, etc In  addition there is a separate large home  with 5 to 6 bedrooms, plus a giant workshop This could be an excellent source  (or revenue The properly is situated  only 2 miles trom Sunnycrest Shopping  Centre This whole package of possibilities is now available at $140 000  DAVIS ROAD Charming gable roolttl  three bedroom single sloiey norm on  a fully landscaped lot Large utility room  lor  washer    dryer  and  slorage      The  cement slab carper! could easily tie  finished as a rec room The perlou  family home close to schools shoppmq.  the Curling rink and the new swimming  pool $37,900  TRAIL BAY Cozy older lype home on  leased waterfront property Siiuated m  a peaceful and quiel area wilh a safe  sandy beach, beautiful view and desirable southwesterly exposure Large  lot wilh level landscaped grounds around  the home and a nicely Ireed bank to Ihe  rear $15,000  WATERFRONT Sechelt Reserve lease  Large lot approximately 60 �� 300 Small  rented cottage on level walorfront lot.  Hydro in, water available This is a  very exclusive protected area.       $5,750  DAVIDSON ROAD Spectacular 'i h  and privacy in Langdale Ridge Large  three bedroom home has all large rooms.  Fireplace downstairs Separate carport  allows more room lor expansion in the  lull basement. Large cedar sundeck and  many extra features. Enter by way of  nicely treed panhandle driveway lo the  Vi acre you can call home $54 900  GRANDVIEW ROAD: Fantastic fully  finished large family home on almost one  acre view lot. Three bedrooms on main  floor plus another finished in basemeni  Rec room is roughed in with plumbing for  wet bar. Two fireplaces, skylights,  special lighting and large sundeck over  double carport   Excellenl value. $64,900.  SOUTH FLETCHER: A beautilul view  of Gibsons Harbour is only one of the  many features of this four bedroom  home Others include a feature wall  fireplace, hardwood floors, lovely large  kitchen and for Ihe handyman a 16 x 18  workshop   A great value $39,900  SEAVIEW LANE Approximately 2 acres  ol forested WATERFRONT properly in  West Sechelt 1758 square fool thTW  bedroom homo Sauna and beach  bouse combo on beach Enjoy Ihe view  from the glass enclosed patio on the  front ol the house of Ihe Trail Islands  $1-18,500  SARGENT ROAD Lovely thtoo bedroom  home with co/y lueplace on quiel no  through Itrfiel One half basement hai  11inshed fee room and  utility area and  lots ol room foi storage No* wan lo  wall carpeting and many extra features  You have to see this home arm appreciate  the beautiful view over the fully landscaped yard out to Iho Harbour and  Keats island The large backyard has  a nice garden and many fruil trees An  excellenl value $49,900  DAVIS BAY Mission Point waterlront  Two small cottages on 60' waterfront  properly with a 20' lane along side.  Property is on Tsawcome lease land and  is prepaid to October 1993 Level to  beach, privacy and speclacular unobstructed view Tenant presently renting  one ol the collages. This is your opportunity to invesl in desirable water-  Irontage $24,900  LANGDALE RIDGE Full basement  1218 square loot home on view lot.  Three larqe bedrooms Corner fireplace  facing living room and dining room.  Also has eating area off the kitchen.  Extremely well constructed home with  large sundeck and carport An ideal  lamily borne. $52,900  SARGENT ROAD Custom built uniquely designed home Speclacular view,  landscaped terraced lot In exceptionally  good area Three bedrooms on main  Moor, sunken living room, two fireplaces,  ensuile plumbing oil master bedroom  Full basemeni, built m bar. IF you are  looking for quality built and original  design ttus is the home for you. All  appliances included. $("2,900  NORTH ROAD: Fantastic potential  here! AVi acres level, mostly cleared  property A truly lovely double wide  24x60, 1440 square loot luxurious mobile  home. Has a built in wet bar, family  room, huge square bathtub in ensuite  ofl master bedroom and walk-in closet.  Three bedrooms, wall to wall carpet  Ihroughout All this plus a three bedroom home with acorn fireplace Presently rented lor $20000 per month Makean  appointment to see this loday      $75,000  SARGENT ROAO Large lamily home  with a pannramir. view on a landscaped  lol Three bedrooms, ensuite off the  master bedroom Fireplaces up and  down Finished basemeni includes rec  room, laundry room and workshop  Close lo schools and shopping     $6t ,500.  LOTS  ALDERSPRINO ROAD 50' x 150' ol  the best garden aoil in the heart of  Gibsons On sewer close lo ihoppmg  and Post Office Potential view of the  Bay area. Excellent terms available.  110,500.  GOWER POINT ROAD: 100' ol water-  frontage, steep bul manageable slope.  Hydro and water on the esplanade road.  217' deep with a completely unimpeded  view to Vancouver Island Faces south  west for lots ol sunshine. $15,900.  VELVET ROAD: Beautiful view lot in  desirable area Priced well below asses-  sedvalueat: $11,000.  WHARF ROAD: At the corner of Davidson. With a Utile easy clearing this  lot will be ready to build on Walking  distance to the lerry. Lot size is 80' *  110' $12,900  POPLAR LANE: Newly completed"  The most conveniently located subdivision in Gibsons Only 2 blocks from  shopping centre and both elementary  schools and secondary Level building  sites with some clearing on a newly  formed cul-de-sac These prime lots on  sewer and all services are going fast.  Get yours now while they last. Priced  Irom: $11,900  DAVIDSON ROAD: Fanlasic view from  Langdale Ridge, This lot has a small  creek on the very back of the property.  All new homes in this area This lot is  a full 215th ol an acre. $14,900.  COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT: With  waterfront as scarce as it is this double  use lot represents real value       $22,000.  SOUTH FLETCHER: At School Road.  Two lots ol 40' x 150' each. One lot  has a cottage 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 of: $27,500.  HILLCREST ROAD: Only $3,000 down!  Balance by Agreement tor Sale will  purchase one ol these beautiful view lots  at the end ot a quiet cul-de-sac All  underground services so there is nothing  to mar the view. These lots are cleared  and ready to build on. The ravine in  front will ensure your privacy These'  lots represent excellent value Priced  Irom $13,900. to $16,900.  SECHELT INLET ESTATES: Deluxe  lots with a spectacular view ol Porpoise  Bay. Beach facilities, nearby moorage,  water, hydro and telephone al each lot.  Only 4V? miles to the conveniences of  Sechelt,  FIRCREST PLACE: Lovely secluded  level corner lot, 61' x 131' surrounded by  evergreens. Water hook up is paid  $9,900.  UPLANDS ROAD: Twuanek. Ideal  recreational lot In beautifully wooded  and park like area. Zoned lor trailers.  This lot overlooks Sechelt Inlet and the  Lamb Island. $8,900.  ACREAGE  GRANDVIEW ROAD AT 9th: Over Vi  acre very private with view. House  plane and building permit paid lor and  Included in price Foundation, floor  slab, and plumbing all in tor a 28' x 42'  I1176 sq  ft  building). $19,900  ROBERTS CREEK: Highway 101 divides  this property diagonally down Ihe centre.  Develop both sides ot the road. Try all  oilers. 5 acres. $25,000.  GIBSONS: Park Road. Excellent prospects lor the one who holds this potentially commercially zoned 5 acres. Lightly  cleared, close to shopping centre and  schools. $69,000.  Newly decorated 2 and 3 bdrm.  apts. Stove, fridge, heat and  cablevision incl. in reasonable  rent. Sorry, no pets. Close to  schools and shopping. 886-7836  tfn  Condominium: Three bedrooms  plus family room, l'/i baths,  carpets, $300. per mo. Call  886-2703. tfn  3 bedroom house, Gibsons area,  on 5 acres, only 3 years old.  Call 886-9988. #6  1 bdrm. furnished waterfront  duplex, suitable for one man.  Sorry, no pets. Avail. Feb. I.  886-2887. tfn  1 bdrm trailer, fully furnished  with carport on private property.  Couple preferred. Avail. Feb. 1st  $180. per mo. After 5:00 call  886-9625. #5  1 bdrm furnished duplex, all  electric, avail. Feb. 5. $150. per  month. Sorry, no children or  pets. Sunshine' Coasl Trailer  Park. 886-9826. #5tfn  Hopkins Landing. 3 bdrm house,  close to store & ferries, semi-  furnished. $198.00 per mo.  886-2898. #7  One two bedroom duplex, $190.  per month and one three bedroom  duplex $200. per month in the  Bay area. Close to park, post  office and stores. Please phone  886-2277. #7  2 bdrm house. Burns Road,  Hopkins. Starting March 1st.  Evenings: 5 p.m. call 886-2190. #5  Furnished 1 bedroom suite  includes linen, lights & heat.  $195. per month. 1 block from  shopping centre. 886-9102.      #7  2 bdrm waterfront house, fireplace, electric heat. Sorry, no  dogs. Roberts Creek area. $185.  per mo. 886-2113. #8  Fully modern 3 bdrm duplex  in lower Gibsons, carpeted  throughout. Fireplace. Avail,  immed. $325. per mo.  2 bdrm apartment  overlooking Keats Island, lower  Gibsons. Carpeted, modern,  $230. per mo.  Furnished bachelor suite  fully modernized, private entrance, heat & light included.  Lower Gibsons area. $135. per  mo. Avail, immed.  CENTURY WEST  REAL ESTATE LTD.  88S-327I  Gibsons   waterfront,    furnished  1 bdrm, $135. per month. Call  886-7108. #5  2 bdrm house in Gibsons. $175.  per mo., will reduce rent for  person willing to do minor  finishing work. 886-9269.        HI  2 bdrm. waterfront apt., F.P.,  available Feb. 1st, $250.00,  Gibsons, B.C. Phone Bob Lea,  669-3030 (Vancouver), 9-5  Mon.-Fri. #6  3 bdrm. house in Roberts Creek.  $325. per month. Evenings call  886-2922. Hb  Fairview Road, available 16 Feb.  New 2 bedroom, W/W carpet,  fireplace, kitchen appliances,  dishwasher. $290. per month.  886-7005.     HI  Wanted to  Renf  Writer, rather well-known  locally, seeks secluded shelter  for sleep and work. Economy  a priority.    I'hone 886-7817.  Boats  IAN MORROW & CO. LTD.  Prompt attention to your marine  survey    requirements    for    all  transactions and Insurance needs.  Phone 886-2433,8869458.     #52  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  18' fibreglass workboat. 302 Ford  jet-drive. Sturdy tow-post. Runs  well. Swap like value. Call  886-2737. #5  LIVESTOCK  Beautiful Arabian horse with  papers. Chestnut colour. Good  natural. If interested please  phone 885-9596. HI  Good local Ladner Hay for sale.  Call 596-0920. #5  HORSESHOEING  Bob Hopkins  Call 886-9470 eves.        #41  Hay for sale - $1.00 a bale. Mulch  50 cents. 885-9357. tfn  Cors & Trucks  1974 Dodge V8 automatic. 4-door.  $1,500. o.b.o. Ask for Clay at  886-9674. #7  1970 Ford Van. 60,000 miles,  good cond. $1,800. ALSO  1977 Suzuki 185 Trail bike,  $900. Days: 886-7310. #5  1971 Fur.'. 4-door, blue. V8 auto.,  2 new tires, good condition.  $500.00. ALSO 1955 V.W. Bug,  very good condition, no motor.  $200. Call 886-7996. 05  1974 Gremlin X, 6 cylinder  standard, low mileage, excellent  condition, new radials, one'  owner. 885-3861. HI  Slant-6 engine in good condition  and many other parts from 1970  Plymouth Duster. 886-7667.    Hb  1971 Ford LTD. 2-door H.T.  Under 40,000 own original miles.  2 extra wheels & tires. Phone  Jim Drummond, 886-7751 or  886-2807. #5  1971 Dodge Dart V8, P.S., auto.,  new paint job, good condition.  $1,995.00. 886-7642. #5  1977 H.D. GMC Stepside S.B.  Pick-up. 454. 3-sp., auto., lots of  extras. $8650.00 firm. Call  883-2673. #5  1968 GMC 4x4, winch, roll-bar  and other accessories. $3,000.  886-2998. #7  1969 Station wagon, 1500 Mazda,  standard. $550. 886-2431 #5  1972 Capri V6, 4-speed, headers,  radials, radio & tape deck. As  is $1,800. Phone between 6 - 8  p.m. 886-2357. #10  1975 Datsun, gold, pick-up,  automatic, canopy, heavy-duty  bumper, mirrors, radio, 26,000  miles. Clean. Asking $3,500.  886-9670. #7  1969 International Scout, low  mileage, good bush car, 4 cyl.,  traction lock rear axle. $1,000.  o.b.o. 886-2922. HI  Mobile Homes  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  NEW UNITS  14 x 70 Atco. 3 bdrm, carpet  throughout. Fully furnished  in Colonial decor. Built-in  combination dishwasher,  range with eye-level oven,  built-in buffet with hutch.  14 x 70 Manco, 3 bdrm. plus  den. Fully furnished. Built-in  dishwasher, washer & dryer,  range and fridge. Carpet  throughout. 2-piece ensuite  plumbing.  USED UNITS  1969 General 12 x 64', 3  bedroom, utility room, partial  ly furnished. $9,800.  1966 Chickasha 10x50 ��� 3  bdrm. furnished with 14 x 20  extension. Loads of cup  boards. Set up on large, wel  landscaped lot.  24 x 48 double wide. 2 bdrms  plus den, fully carpeted.  5 appliances. Large sundeck,  two paved driveways.  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  FOR LEASE: RETAIL STORE  1400 sq. ft. at the Seaside Plaza  After 3:00 p.m. phone 886-2268    Gibsons  12 x 60 Mobile Home, semi-  furnished on Landscaped lot on  North Road. School bus stops  right at driveway, mail box is  close by too. A good price at  $24,700 or make me an offer.  886-9041. tfn  Waterlront: Lot "i ol an acre. Nicely woodet piece ol land with a steep decline  to the water, but oh, what a view! F.P. $20,001  Home*: Here's a lovely 3 bdrm home close lo the beach. Enjoy the outdoors  this summer and cook in the brick barbecue pit. Natural rock retaining walls  decorate outside. F.P. $48,000.  Acreage: 2Vi acres landscaped by a professional gardener. Lovely paths  walk on plus 1 bdrm house approx. 800 sq. It. with Regional water, hydro,  IV, miles from Sechelt. F.P $45,000.  PAT MURPHY  Call us at:  885-3521  anytime  Recreation: Level 100x200' iot with new bOOsq. ft. 2 bedroom Mttage  property is located in the Peninsula's prime recreational area.  F p $19,500  This  ���arms: Mini-farm 464 acres on North Road with a 3 bdrm, 1.152 sq ft.  Chancellor dbl-wide. 3 years old in immaculate condition. Paved driveway,  5 min. from terry, Gibsons   F.P. $59,500.  1976 Deluxe 2 bdrm. trailer,  set up and skirted, fridge, stove,  dishwasher St drapes included.  Exceptional buy. $15.000. down  and take over payments. Call  886-7386. ' #4  For Rent  FOR RENT  1, 2, and 3 bedroom  APARTMENTS  Phone 886-2417     #5  Opportunities  NOTICE TO  CONTRACTORS  Tenders for the Interior  painting including preparation and surface  finishing of some mill  work will be received by  the Administrator, St.  Mary's Hospital, Box  7777, Sechelt, B.C. up to  three p.m. February 9,  1978 and opened in public at that stated time  and date.  Specifications and conditions of Tender may be  obtained from N. Vecu-  revich, Administrator,  St. Mary's Hospital,  Sechelt, B.C., between  the hours of 0800 and  1600 Monday-Friday.  A deposit of $20.00 for  each set, which will be  refunded upon return of  plans within one day of  the opening of tenders,  is required.  The lowest or any tender  will not necessarily be  accepted.  Inspection of the site  may be arranged by contacting the undersigned,  by appointment.  N. Vucurevich  Administrator  * Portraits        * Weddings *  * Passports  *  Commercial *  * Copy and Restoration work *  Professionally done in your home  or in ours.  Day or  Evening  call  886-7964.  RESTRICTED  ADULT  THE LOVE SHOP -  GOURMET LOVER'S GUIDE  and CATALOGUE  Lotions, Vibrators, Marital  Aids, Sensuous Lingerie,  Books. Enclose $2.95 cheque  or money order, payable to:  All Pharma Research Ltd.,  Dept. 316X, Box 200, Stn A,  Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2V2.  HANDMADE  MITTS 886-7806  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  K. BUTLER REALTY  1538 Gower Point Rd.   886-2000 or 886-2607  GIBSONS: One of the finer family homes,  close to beach, shops, etc. 4 bdrms - (Master  ensuite). Spacious living/dining rm, convenient cabinet kitchen, vanity bath. Full  bsmt features completed bedroom & rec  room. W/W carpets, 2 F.P., attached carport also double garage equipped as workshop. Be sure to view this lovely home at  only $58,000.  GOWER POINT: Large corner lot. Over Vz  acre of gently sloped land. Close to beach.  Asking $15,000.  SARGENT ROAD: New 3 bdrm house, %  bsmt on nice view lot. Nicely finished well  built home with F.P. Only $52,500.  ROBERTS CREEK: Over 1 acre with 300'  frontage on Beach Ave. A beautiful home-  site. Can be subdivided. $25,000.  In private setting on nicely treed acre.  Well constructed 5-rm bungalow. Consisting 2 bdrms, cozy living rm with F.P.,  modern U-shape kitchen off spacious dining  rm. Utility, attached carport. A terrific  buy at only $49,500.  FAIRVIEW ROAD: Excellent building lot  with building site cleared, septic system is  in, also water & hydro on property. Quiet  residential area with many new high quality  homes. Only $14,500.  ^ Property  For handyman or builder. Grantham's. 2 storey & bsmt. Prime  view house. $2,1.000. Terms.  886-7891. #6  FOR SALE BY OWNER  Gibsons  waterfront.     4   suites  each has own entrance.   Shows  good   return   on   full   price   of  $50,000. Call 886-7108. #5  FOR SALE BY OWNERS  Cottage in lower Gibsons, close  fo shopping, post office, boal  ramp. etc. Has oil & electric  heat and elec. hot water. Fully  landscaped lot, paved driveway,  garage & tool shed, greenhouse.  Can be seen at 1375 Gower Pt.  Road or contact G. C. McKav at  886-7210. Full price: $29,500.' #5  Sargent Road: 4 bdrm home with  3 piece ensuite in master bdrm.  Large living room, dining room,  kitchen and nook overlooking  a fantastic view of Keats, Gibsons  and Georgia Strait. 2 fireplaces,  W/W carpets, double windows.  Finsihcd rec room, laundry and  workshop, numerous closels and  storage areas. Landscaped.  F.P. $61,500. 886-2783. #7  Lot, 72 x 130', all cleared, ready  to build, one block from shopping  centre. $13,500. 886-9102.     #10  BY OWNER  Langdale, brand new home,  1322 sq. fl., 3 bedrooms, ensuite off master, large kitchen  and nook. Beautiful Cameo  marble fireplace, with heatlla-  tor up and downstairs. Also  roughed-ln two rooms and  bath downstairs. Beautiful  view on corner lol. This home  must be seen to be appreciated. $63,000. Please  call 886-2300. H5  A number lo note:  885-3521  WHARF REALTY LTD.  HOUSE  FOR SALE  Opposite Seaside  Plumbing, North  Road.  Open for Offers  60-day removal  886-7700  or  886-7896  BLANKET B.C. & YUKON  CLASSIFIED ADS  HELP WANTED  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.V2C5K1.       tfn  BOATS & MARINE  SUPERB SURFER 24' Sedan  Cruiser, command bridge and  crew boat models. Factory to  you saves $$$. Surfer Marine,  678 Anderton Road. Comox, B.C.  V9N 5B8. Phone 339-5733.       #6  HOUSE FOR SALE  Squamish: Thinking of moving?  Lei mc make reservations for your  accommodations while viewing  homes. $40,000 ��� $50,000.  Dorothv Golden, Spencer Realty  Ltd. 892-3541 or 898-3249.       #5  REAL ESTATE  Warm Winters. We know Ihe  lovely Gulf Islands like nobody  else. Hornby, Dcnman, Galiano,  Maync. Pender and Salt Spring  Islands. Write or phone Salt  Spring Lands Lid., Box 69,  Ganges. B.C. VOS 1EO. Phone  537-5515. #5  On thc Pipeline route Yukon  opportunity, ideally located 2.6  acre motel and service station  site in Whitchorse on Ihe Alaska  Highway proposed pipeline  route. Investment or immediate  development potential. Private  sale. Earl Bennett or Julie Ann  Dovlc, 406 Wood St., White-  horse, Yukon. YIA 2E8. Phone  (403)667-6652. #5  TRAVEL  People's Republic of China!  Yes, it is now possible to go.  Fraser Travel. Kamloops. B.C..  telephone 374-3644. now has sale  confirmed departures. Contact  us for details. #5  Too Late to  Classify  REDROOFFSAREA  2 BEDROOM HOME  Modest but completely furnished.  CLOSE TO BEACH  Beautiful   sunsets   and   partial  view of the ocean.  AVAILABLE  APRIL 1st ��� SEPT. 1st.  $250.00    per    month    utilities  included.  885-3752  BLANKET BRITISH COLUMBIA  YUKON CLASSIFIED ADS  Prime Hotel-Motel site at Nakusp  2.1 acres. Also highway location  perhaps suitable for neighbourhood pub. Building lots $6,000.  Selkirk Rcaltv Ltd.. Box 40,  Nakusp. B.C. VOG IRO. #5  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES  Hardware, furniture, used goods,  living quarters and warehouse.  Mining, lumbering, ranching  area. Good stock and trade.  Sell or lease; retiring. Write  Greenwood Hardware, Box 189,  Greenwood. B.C. VOH Uo,  phone 445-6535. #5  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES  Cedar Beach Resort, Salt Spring  Island. 17 all electric self-  contained units, swimming pool,  etc. Owner is selling lucrative  family business. $325,000.  Sutablc terms. Home part payment? Contact J. Kcntun at  537-2205 or write RR I, Ganges.  B.C. VOS IEO. #5  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES  Jewellery Store for sale in Central  Fraser Valley. Good location,  good net profit. Apply Box 110,  C/O 808, 207 West Hastings  St., Vancouver, LB.C. V6B1H7.  Hb  FOR SALE  Cariboo Estate - 1900 square foot  hand-crafted log home. Log  barn, other outbuildings, 10 acre  lake, 71 acres, 40 acres cleared.  SI 10,000. Nancy Howlett, #17,  Webber Road, RR 4, Quesnel,  B.C. V2J 3H8. #5  FOR SALE  Builders, farmers, dealers.  Factory second interior doors  $2.90 each, in bundles of 20.  Ship anywhere. Walker Doors,  1366 S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver, LB.C. V6P 5Z9. Phone  266-721 lor 266-2821. #5  HELP WANTED  Position available on thriving  B.C. weekly newspaper for someone well-versed in ad lay-out and  paste-up. Only someone who is  easy going, good natured and  hard working need apply. Experience a must and so are  references. T. Richards, Gulf  Islands Driftwood, Box 250,  Ganges, B.C. VOS 1EO. #5  Trove/  CRUISES  From  $989.  a Return Air Fare  iV Two week Cruise  ���rV Departures every  second week  April - October  peninsula  travel  886-9755  Hydro(cont'd)  B.C. Hydro, whose real bosses  occupy front scats in the Socred  cabinet Legislative Buildings in  Victoria, arc not half so much  concerned with a democratic  shake-down for the average  voter (please note my repetition  of this interesting word "Voter")  - as they are in the equally interesting word "power"...(And  here I include both political  power and electrical power -  Ihe latter paid for through the  nose by most of us confused  users1)  Wc were informed by the  Hydro engineers at our Pender  Harbour meeting, that were this  giant line capable of being put  into operation today, it would  only cost B.C. ratepayers a mere  $315 million. They w-cre willing  to spread such a large repayment  over an eight-year period. Also  that if we remained sufficiently  docile and allowed them to gel  on with the job of construction,  its cost wouldn't likely rise to  more than 350 million dollars.  But in the meantime while some  were thinking that these so-  called Servants of Ihe People  really should change their motto  to: "Wc guarantee to Service  Ihe Public", others were thinking, as with Cassius: "Upon  what meat doth this our Caesar  feed, Ihat he is grown so great?...  Why, man, he dolh bestride the  narrow world like a Colossus..."  Here was our wild beautiful  coastline, our majestic snow-clad  mountains, our pure deep fresh-  and-salt-water basins with their  abundance of fish, birds and  mammals ��� and their spokesman  was telling our chairman that  discussion would be limited to  which of three propos 'd lines wc  favored, nol what we thought  about Ihe whole rotten scheme!  As a growing boy with many  seemingly insurmountable barriers to overcome, on occasion  my father used to try to help.  Once he read to me the four  following stan/as from a nineteenth century poet. Arthur Hugh  Clough. At this time when  B.C.'s Hydro's ceaseless proliferation of unnecessary power  production, a very evident disregard for fheir own exponential  graphs, whose steeply-rising  curves depicting costs of producing electrical power in kilo-  volts versus heavy financial  losses due fo employing a rate  structure which encourages excessive and wasteful use of power  by industrial users, (at less than  20% of what they should be  paying) and finally, a contemptuous disregard for thc expressed  wishes of overwhelming numbers  of the people of this province  who live in environmentally  fragile areas where further dams  or MacGregor diversions, or  poisoning of streams for bofh  human consumption and salmon  spawning by the persistent use  of Tordon (a commercial product  of 2,4-D or its related 2,4,5-T  as a defoliant under power lines)  While it is now fairly widely  known that this is the deadly  spray the American Air Force  used so effectively in Viet Nam  to subdue vast acreages of jungle  growth, rice paddies, and thc  foetuses of Mekong River mothers, what is not so well known  is that one of the by-products  of these sprays called Dioxin  is estimated by reputable American scientists to be so deadly  that one pound of it could kill  off the world's entire population  of 4.5 billion persons. In fairness to the Dow Chemical Com-  Church Services  Roman Catholic Service*  Rev.T.Nicholson,Pastor  Times of Sunday Mass:  8i00 p.m. Saturday and 12 Noon  Sunday at St.Mary's Gibsons  In Sechelt: 8:30 a.m. Our Lady of  Lourdes Church,Indian Reserve  10:00 a.m. Holy Family Church  885-9526  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sat. 3:00 p.m.  Hour of Worship Sat., 4:00 p.m.  St. John's United Church  Davis Bay  Pastor C. Dreiberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone:  885-9750 or 883-2736  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30 a.m.-St. John's  Davis Bay  11:15 a.m.-Gibsons  886-2333  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service ��� 11:00 a.m.  Revival -7:00 p.m.  Bible Study-Wed. 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  pany. which produces these  sprays (and whose eventual  customers include B.C. Hydro),  I should add that their chemists  hotly dispute that the chemical  is that effective, or that it will do  more than the containers state,  to the effect that hopefully it  will in due course kilt off most  forms of undesirable growth,  be they animal or vegetable.  (Marvellous to be able to employ  such a fine product of our scientific age that it has the intelligence to use the "scorched  earth" technique on "undesirable" life forms, but leave the  "desirable" ones to thrive and  multiply. Wonders never cease,  do they? Sounds almost akin to  the neutron bomb, doesn't it?)  But I digress unnecessarily.  Herewith the promised four-  stanza poem:  Say not the struggle naught  availeth,/ The labour and thc  wounds arc vain./ The enemy  faints not. nor faileth,/ And as  things have been, things remain.  If hopes were dupes, fears may  be liars;/ It may be, in yon smoke  concealed,/ Your comrades chase  e'en now the fliers./ And but  for you, posses thc field.  For while the tired waves, vainly  breaking,/ Seem here no painful  inch to gain,/ Far back through  creeks and inlets making/ Comes  silent, flooding in, the main.  And not by eastern windows  only,/ When daylight comes,  comes in the light,/ In front the  sun climbs slow, how slowly,/  Bul westward, look, thc land is  bright.  Let me close this weighty  epistle with a dog story - and  whether any shagginess gets  mixed in with Hydro exponential  curves, thc reader must decide!  While living in the Arctic some  years ago. I owned a dog called  Pingo (named after the ice  mountains found near Tuktoyak-  tuk). Hc was a Spaniel-Husky  cross, and for a medium-sized  canine a stronger, braver or more  intelligent dog did nol exist.  When I finally brought him home  to my Okanagan fruit ranch and  vineyards, a large Great Dane  kept beating him up, generally  on my property ��� which Pinio  rightly considered to be his, too.  Finally he sought, and obtained,  help from a young Alsatian  Shepherd dog living on a neighbouring fruit ranch - who had  also suffered his share of beatings by the Great Dane.  One spring morning I watched  with great interest while Ihe  giant 175-pound tyrant finally  met his Waterloo...  Instead of awaiting their usual  severe lickings, administered  separately and in a lime of the  insenstive brute's own choosing,  the two smaller dogs appeared  without warning from behind  a group of Pondcrosa pines.  Like a junior wolf pack they began  lo warily circle Iheir enemy.  Suddenly Pingo tackled his  massive head, while the young  Alsatian dived for his rump.  Fur. slaver, growls, grunts and  roars soon jammed thc air waves!  Upshot was lhal Ihat great big  bully never again sw-aggered up  our road. Sometimes his baying  was carried across the half-mile  of orchard by light evening  breezes, bul Imperceptibly its  impelling, deep-throated, almost  Paul Robeson-like quality had  altered. In a most mystifying  manner it gradually ascended  some two or more octaves up lhc  ladder, until  il   finally   reached  About those Hydro rates  Coast News, January 31,1978.  11.  Facts About  FUNERALS  * The local funeral home]  charges no fee for pre-arranging  and recording your funeral m-  ���Irucllons. Those who have  already enrolled in Funeral  Plans or Societies, but prefer arrangements or service locally,  should take advantage of our  Pre-Amngement Pkui.  * The local funeral home  offers ill types of services,  Funeral or Memorial, al moderate cost.  * The local funeral home  will arrange for local or distant  burials, cremations, or services  in other localities.  * At time of bereavement,  your first call should be to the  local funeral home, no matter  what type of arrangements you  prefer.  for further information  write or phone:  D. A. Devlin  owner-manager  Devlin Funeral Home  1665 Seaview Rd.,  Gibsons     866-9551  Editor's Note: This article came  In unsolicited last week. The  writer until recently lived in  Edmonton and had interesting  things lo say about lhc comparative costs of power in Alberta  and B.C. As we left the office  for a gel-acquainted cup of tea,  a full-page advertisement arrived  from B.C. Hydro and was being  opened. II announced increases  in our Hydro costs. According to  Information provided at last  week's public meeting In Madeira  Park, residential users pay approximately five times as much  per energy unit as do the very  large Industrial users. Perhaps  If thc disparity were nol quite so  great thc really big users would  be motivated lo Institute conservation measures akin to those  described below,  by Howard Bushnell  We received our first full  Hydro bill lasl week and while  thc quivering in my left arm  has abated somewhat I still find  myself speaking obscene phrases,  usually very loudly and often in  crowded public places. Before  I find myself in thc slammer on  a public nuisance charge, I feel  it necessary to explain my unusual behaviour.  We are newcomers to this  idyllic haven and wc received  our first bill two months ago.  This was a billing for only a few  weeks service but it served as  a warning thai electric heat and  lights were a luxury that we  would have to cut down on. Only  in cases of arctic cold fronts  would wc use more than minimum power. We turned down  the thermostats, unscrewed all  unnecessary light bulbs and convinced our son that wearing a  snowsuil inside lhc house was  perfectly normal.  Having taken those measures  I allowed myself Ihe privilege  of approaching middle age and  reflected back fo how things  were in (he old days. Twenty  years ago. in the area where I  grew up. lhc local hydro company  would advertise the benefits of  electricity versus natural gas.  Their ads focused on lhc things  you could do wilh a nickels worth  of power. For a mere five cents.  Ihcy would tell us. you could  prepare dinner lor about eight  people, or watch television for.  say. twelve hours, or heal a home  for maybe six hours.  Taking Inflation into account  I riled to imagine whal bargains'  our own Hydro company may  oiler if they launched a similar  advertising campaign. The nickel  would be out; no one can relate  to a nickel anymore. Thc dollar  is as low as wc can go and that  often isn't low enough.  For a mere dollar, they might  say, you can heat your living  room for five hours - Ihcy may  not tell you that by heat they  mean keep the temperature  above freezing. For another  dollar you could use hot water  for a shower and blow dry your  hair. The third dollar would be  a real bargain and allow you to  use an electric clock for. say.  four days.  its spiritual home amongst  the  Lily Pons high sopranos...  Good hunting, link Davids of  Lasquiti and lhc Sunshine Coast.  Mighty Goliath   will   eventually  fall  ���  and   mighty  will  be  the  crash throughout all our lands.  Bruce Woodsworth. IV Eng.  Exploration .V. Consulting  Geologist  Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  These figures arc. of course,  hypothetical but on the basis  of our first electric bill they don't  seem too far out. They may in  fact hc on thc conservative side -  it's hard to tell. Whatever the  actual figures are we were  absolutely certain that the hard  line measures wc had instituted  would pay off. We were willing  to make a few sacrifices in order  to live in thc promised land.  Proud of ourselves for sticking  with our austerity measures for  .two full months wc actually  looked forward to getting thc  Hydro bill, certain that we would  be rewarded for our efforts.  With incrcdibily naive eagerness  I tore open the bill when il  finally arrived. I read the total  amount aloud before I let the  figure sink in. Alter I had spoken  I found that I could not divert  my eyes from lhc bill. My wile's  scream of disbelief and the force  she used to tear thc paper from  my hands finally broke thc spell.  It was then thai thc first obscenity  passed through my lips. My left  hand, holding the empty envelope, began to shake uncontol-  lably.  As I said earlier thc shaking  is almost under control now but  I still cannot control thc obscenities. We have now gone even  further with our conservation  efforts. We find that wc don't  need thc fridge anymore. We've  unplugged it and simply leave  thc door open; room temperature  is adcqulc lo keep the milk and  eggs good for days. Thc two  burner camping stove is great for  cooking meals. Thc neighbours  have joined us and we have  formed a freezer co-operative.  On alternating weeks we plug in  thc freezer and share its use.  Thc only thing wc haven't  figured out yet is how to dry  wet clothes. Washing them by  hand in cold water isn't too bad  bul (Irving ihcm with no heat in  lhc house takes days to accomplish and sometimes I just can't  wait thai long. You'll know mc  If you sec mc anyway. Besides  lhc shaking and swearing I'll  be thc guy who walks like he's  wearing a pair of wel shorts.  Gibsons  Vicinity  meetings  Residents of Gibsons are reminded thai the series of public-  meetings lo discuss thc Gibsons  Vicinity Plan will continue on  Monday. February 6th. al  7:30 p.m. in Room 114. Elphinstone Secondary School.  The public is welcome to attend these meetings hut if they  wish to speak at the meeting  they should call Planning Committee Chairman Kevin Ryan  at 886-9205 or Vice Chairman  Bernard Parker al 886-9664  in advance.  Consequent to the February  6th meeting, the Gibsons Vicinity  Planning Committee will meet  on alternate Mondays at thc  same time and location.  DON'T MISS THE  MICRO-WAVE  DEMONSTRATION  SAT. FEB. 25th  AT J ��C ELECTRONICS  COWRIE ST.. SECHELT  885-2568  Province of British Columbia  Ministry of Highways & Public Works  NOTICE OF PROPOSED  ROAD CLOSURE  Notice is hereby given that the Ministry  of Highways and Public Works proposes  to close a portion of unused right-of-way  on the Port Mellon Highway within D.L.  1618, Group 1, N.W.D. as shown on  Highway Plan R12-07-02 R/W. Further  information can be obtained from the  Gibsons District Office, telephone  886-2294. Persons wishing to object to  this closure should submit their objections  in writing to the District Highways  Manager, Box 740, Gibsons, B.C., VON  1 Vo on or before March 8,1978.  T. M. Forsyth  District Highways Manager  CAMpbell's  FAMILY SHOES and LEATHER GOODS  'IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SECHELT'  Your friendly neighbourhood  drop-off point for Coast News  Classified Ads.  OWNER ANXIOUS TO SELL  S&fiOO. $72,000.  1559 Abbs Road, Gibsons  Spectacular view, grounds landscaped, fruit  trees. Large carpeted sundeck, 50 foot covered  patio, 2 carports. 2 bed/den or 3 bedrooms, fully  insulated home. Double windows across North  wall, Beauty-pleat drapes. Modern cabinet  kitchen, dish-washer, double oven range. Full  basement with double floors include self-contained guest quarters. Finished family room,  fireplace, laundry/work shop, storage. Very low  heating costs. PLUS: 428 sq. ft. self-contained  Mother-in-law suite above carport. Please phone  886-7559.  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  renfand drive away    EXAMpLES  Based on 36 month lease  78 F250 pickup  $148 per mo.  Total $5328.  Lease end Price  $2175.  or simply return  78CameroHT  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  78 Fiesta 3 DR  $99 per mo.  Total $3564.  Lease end Price  $1400.  or simply return  77EconolineVan  $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 $5580.  Lease end Price  $2275.  or simply return  78C100ChevPU  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Puce  $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  SUNSHINE COAST  REGIONAL DISTRICT  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  Land Use Regulation Amendment  By-law No. 96.29  Pursuant to sections 703 and 798A ol Ihe  Municipal Act a public hearing will be held lo  consider the following by-law of Ihe Sunshine  Coast Regional District. All persons who deem  their interest in property affected by proposed  by-law shall be afforded an opportunity lo be  heard on matters contained in the by-law.  By-law No. 96.29 will amend Land Use Regulation By-law No. 96. 1974 to include D.L. 1313.  northern 544 feet of Block A, Plan 5950 in a  Public and Institutional zone. This property  is located immediately north of the Village of  Gibsons public works yard near the intersection  of Henry and Reed Roads. The proposal would  allow the construction of a reservoir.  The hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 1978, in the Village of  Gibsons Council Chamber, 1490 South Fletcher  Road, Gibsons, B. C.  The above is a snyopsis of By-law No. 96.29  and is not deemed to be an interpretation of the  by-law. The by-law may be inspected at the  Regional District office, 1248 Wharf Street.  Sechelt, B.C., during office hours, namely,  Monday to Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  and Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.  1/31/78  Sunshine Coast Regional District,  Box 800,  Sechelt, B.C. VON3AO  (Mrs.)A.G. Pressley  Secretary-Treasurer 12.  Coast News, January 31,1978  Name similarity causes confusion  There are two offices on the  peninsula that by some similarity  of names are causing a bit of  confusion. One is the Sunshine  Coast Community Resource  Society, and the other is the  Ministry of Human Resources.  Both have as their basic aim the  provision of services to people  of this area. The difference  lies in the particular services  each offers.  The Resource Society al  885-3821 is an organization made  up of residents of this coast  region. It was formed in 1973.  and its program of services developed from needs that were so  evident here, for example the  Minibus. The society holds  annual public meetings at which  a slate of officers and a board  are   elected.      Prom   this   list.  Guess  I he usual prize of S5.00 will be awarded for the correct location of the above. Send your  entries 10 the Coasl News, Box 460, Gibsons, B.C. Last week's winner was Andrew Mil-  ward of Pratt Road. Gibsons, who correctly identified the pictured object as being on  Ihe Ritchies' property on Pratl Road.  Sechelt Tax Services -l ���Uax  MOVING EXPENSES  by Casey Brennan  Keep on trucking! You've seen  thc sign and you know what it  means. Canadians move, and  they move a lot, And because  this is a big country, they spend  a lot of money to do it. Surprisingly enough, Ottawa is on our  side when it comes to moving.  there arc a wide range of deductions available to us for thc costs  incurred when we move to a new  work location. This article will  tell you what those deductions  arc and how you go about claiming them.  The Canadian Income Tax  Act contains a number of provisions which can help ease the  burden that moving often places  on your ftnanccs. They apply to  a taxpayer who terminates employment at one location in  Canada and takes up employment at another. The one provision is that thc taxpayer move  at least 25 miles closer to his new  location of work. Kor example:  if you lived in Madeira Park and  worked al Port Mellon, and you  moved to Gibsons to work at  McNab Creek, you would gct a  deduction. If you moved to  Sechelt, you would be out of luck.  Thc provisions also apply to  a full-time student in a post-  secondary school in Canada who  moved to take a job (including  summer employment), again  moving at least 25 miles closer  to your new work location.  In order to claim moving expenses you must obtain form  Tl-M, which is available from  the D.N.R. (or Sechelt Tax  Service, who of course will be  glad to fill it in for you lor a fee).  Although no receipts need be  submitted at thc time of filing,  a taxpayer should retain them,  because this is one area that is  regularly audited in Ottawa. If  you are audited, and you do nut  have lhc recepits, your claim  will he disallowed and you will  not only owe more tax but will  also be charged interest and  penalties, so save those receipts.  The following expenses arc  deductible:  Coat of moving and storage  of goods. Ihis includes both  professional movers and do-it-  yourselfers. For do-it-yourselfers  that means truck rentals, gas,  road and ferry fees.  Travelling expenses from old  lo new residences. Besides auto  expenses or fares on trains and  planes, Ihis also includes the cost  of food and lodging for you and  your family.  The coal of temporary' accommodations. This can he al cither  your old or new location, and  covers Ihe cost of food and  lodging for up to 15 days. One  note here is Ihat there arc dollar  limits per day of lodging and per  meal for food.  Thc cost of cancellation of a  lease on your old residence.  The cost of selling a former  CUNSHINE  vQjflPER  Qeruice  7 dozen - 1 week supply  ONLY $5.50  FREE PICK-UP &  DELIVERY TO YOUR  DOOR!  Gift    Certificates    are  also available.  For   more   information  call: 886-2678 or 886-7128  residence. This is thc single most  important item in this whole  column. Included in these costs  arc   real   estate   commissions,  legal and notarial fees, advertising and other selling costs.  Note: This docs not include  expenses for work done to make  the property more saleable,  mortgage penalties, or loss on  selling thc former residence.  Moving expenses must be deducted in thc year in which you  move from your income earned  at the new location. However,  if your expenses are greater  than the income earned after  your move, thc difference may be  deducted from your next year's  income. This is called a carry  forward, and is entered on the  Other Deductions Line.  No moving expenses for which  you were reimbursed by your  employer are deductible.  One other matter that is worth  mentioning is what thc tax treatment is when you rent your  family home. In general a taxpayer is deemed to have disposed of a property when its  use changes and would be liable  for tax. In the case of a family  home, no capital gain would  arise for thc years you resided  there, but this would change  when you rent it. This situation  occurs when a person is temporarily transferred lo a new work  location but instead of selling  his home, rents il. Here is an  example of what can happen.  A   person,   who   is   temporarily  transferred, rents his $50,000  home for thc two year period  that he is going to be gone.  Thc house cost him $40,000  and is now worth $50,000. There  is no tax due on this gain because the house is his principal  residence. Bul. when hc rents  it, hc is deemed to have reacquired it at its current market  value ($50,000). Two years  hence, he returns and moves  back into his home and is deemed  to have disposed of a rental  property at ils current market  value. If that value had increased to $70,000 he would be  liable for capital gains tax on a  $20,000 profit. Thai is a lot of  change!  This situation can be avoided  by a simple election on your  return. At the time you file  your return for the year that you  move, you write a letter to the  D.N.R. giving the legal description of thc property (this can be  obtained from your property tax  statement) and staling that you  arc making an election under  subsection 45 (2) of thc Income  Tax Act. Kach year after that,  up to a maximum of four years,  you send them the same information stating that you are continuing to reside away from  home.  Next week: Single parents &  Child Care expenses.  REMEMBER: We will be open  for business on Ihe 15th of  February.  Port Mellon Auxiliary  The first regular meeting for  1178 or thc Port Mellon Hospital  Auxiliary was held at thc home  of Mrs. Gladys Booth on Wednesday. January llth. There  were seven members present.  Thc new executive arc: President Mrs. Margaret Gill, Vice-  President Mrs. Gladys Booth,  Treasurer Mrs. Betty McCallum,  Secretary Mrs. Grace Hitchcock.  Publicity Mrs. Edith Koss.  December reports were heard  from the various committees.  Two members assisted at the  Christmas Parly for the extended care patients in St. Mary's  Hospital.  Mrs. Margaret Barton reports  Ihe bridge merry-go-round is  keeping our bridge playing  friends busy. Our thanks to all  those participating.  Thc next meeting will be held  cm February 8th. at 1:30 p.m. at  the home ol Mrs. Margaret  Barton.  CRAFTS LTD. 886-2525  See our New Stock of  VALENTINE CHARMS  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre  NOW  IS THE TIME...  Don't wait 'til Spring  to SERVICE your lawn   mowers  and  other   garden POWER EQUIPMENT.  ..  Service for all makes and models  Dealer for Ariens  and Husqvarna  Gibsons ^^ 8862912  Lawn Mower  Chain Saw Service  -GIBSONS INDUSTRIAL PARK      886-2912  members arc nominated to be  chairpersons of various committees and are responsible to  the society for the operation of  the work of the committees.  The chairpersons are Arthur  McPhce, Minibus transportation  885-5012; Ted Dinslcy and Hilda  Costerton, Service to Seniors;  Bcrnice Tyson, Homemakers;  Doug Roy, Alternate Education;  Sharon Craig. Volunteer Bureau;  Frank West, Finance; Jean Lubin  Fitness Service 885-3611; Louise  Hume. Co-ordinator of programs  to Seniors and Handicapped;  Jack MacLeod, Publicity. Agnes  Labonte and Jean Lubin arc  president and vice-president  respectively.  The Resource Society is funded  almost entirely by the Provincial  Government through thc Ministry  Nutrition Notes  Question: What foods, besides  liver and kidney, arc good sources  of iron?  Answer: Excellent sources of  iron include Cream of Wheat  (fortified), walnuts and almonds,  bran, dried beans such as navy,  soy or lima beans, raisins and  prune juice. Good sources of  iron include clams and oysters,  other dried beans, dried apricots and peaches, cashews and  peanuts, lentils, molasses, corned  beef, most lean cuts of beef,  Iamb and veal, liverwurst, bran  muffins, green peas, beet greens  and brewer's yeast. The foods  listed as "excellent sources"  of iron supply at least 5 milligrams of iron per serving.  Those foods listed as ' 'good  sources" of iron supply 3-5 milligrams of iron per serving.  Question: I would like to prepare  baby food at home and would  like a basic recipe to use.  Answer: Nutritious home-prepared baby foods can easily be  made with a blender, food mill  or sieve and spoon. The basic  recipe is simply '4 cup liquid  combined with I cup solid food  which is then blended on low.  forced through a sieve or put  through a food mill until smooth.  Ihe liquid chosen may he milk  formula, unsweetened fruit  juice, iinsalled broth or u n sal ted  cooking liquid. Don't use canned  vegetable liquid, sugar syrup  from canned fruits or swoe tenet)  fruit juice. The solid food should  he cooked first and then diced  or chopped, or use ripe raw  banana. Meats are the most  difficult food to puree and should  he lested for smoothness before  being given to a young baby.  Pish without hones ma> be blended with a fork. Avoid fish packed  in oil or any meal, fish or poultry  wilh sail and spice   added.  Question:     How  should   home  grown vegetables be preserved?  Answer:    Freezing rather than  canning is recommended unless  you use a pressure eanner.    A  Fisher  Stoves  Features: 1/4" walls, 5/16" steel tap,  triple seal doors.  The Flshar Stove can heat over 3000  square feet.  A Fiiher Stove saves you money by  using Inexpensive fuels: wood or coal.  Built to last, the Fiiher Stove Is no  ordinary "space" heater ��� it's a  scientifically designed radiant heater  that can heat your entire house.  Conn and learn all the tacts about the  Fisher Stove from ut. We want to  keep you warm.  YES  We have the Fisher Stove at  J&C  Electronics  Sechelt    885-2568  pressure eanner is necessary for  canning vegetables because  without its use it is impossible to  reach the temperature required  to destroy harmful bacteria.  Question: 1 am taking bran every  day to increase my intake of  fibre. Is there any danger of  taking too much?  Answers As with many other  nutrients, excessive usage can  have possible harmful side effects. Extremely large amounts  of bran may interfere with the  absorption of certain nutrients,  due to thc binding of the fibre  with thc nutrient. As with any  supplement, it is best to keep  moderation in mind. Increase  your intake of high fibre foods  such as whole grain breads and  cereals, fruits and vegetables,  and dried peas and beans, and  if you wish, supplement with a  tablespoon of bran daily.  of Human Resources. As the  service provided by the Home-  makers is so closely related to  health, it now comes under  the Ministry of Health. Mrs.  Maureen Kirby, Supervisor of  the Homemakers has completed  the list of candidates who will  take the training course in  March. For information on  Homemakers Service, call  885-2876.  Services provided by the  Ministry of Human Resources  are: I. Income (financiall assistance, formerly known as welfare  or social assistance. 2. Daycare  subsidies. 3, G.A.I.N, for  Seniors and Handicapped (Guaranteed Available Income for Need I  (ages M) - M). 4. Child Welfare: Administration of P.C.A.,  Protection of Children Act  i.e. child abuse, neglect, children  in care-wards of Superintendent  of Child Welfare. 5. Placing  children in adoption and foster  homes, b. Family counselling  and/or referrals lo appropriate  agency. 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