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 The Sunshine  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15<t per copy on news stands  Second Class Mail Registration No. 4702  Serving the Suns, ne Coast since 19-45  Delivered to every address on the Coast  Lower Village may get pilot funds  Santa arrived in Qlbsons Harbour last week by hovercraft. No information was available at the time of arrival about thr  whereabouts ol the reindeer.  Sechelt Village  Council  Mayor Boucher called his first Council meeting to order at 7:30  precisely and kicked off the proceedings with, "Ladies and  Gentlemen, let's get down to business!"  . The usual, formalities 1 of disposing of .previous business,  accounts payable and committee reports got underway and soon  led to a long list of correspondence, most of which was referred to  various committees.  A letter from Ray Skelly, M.P. for Powerll River-Comox,  welcomed the new Council members to involvement in the  democratic process of orderly government of the country.  Another from Mr. G.H. Duff of Halfmoon Bay requesting a  traffic signal at Cowrie St. and Trail Avenue. Failing that, he  requested limited parking on Cowrie so as to improve visibility of  oncoming traffic. It's difficult enough now to get 'Mother' away  from that new shopping Mall with enough gas to get home  without pausing for traffic while she thinks of other things she  couldn't go home without!  A letter from Explan Consultants Ltd. and our old friend  Adrian Scott, requesting consideration for his company when the  commissioning of a Community Planner is being considered was  passed to the Planning Committee.  Alderman McDonald considered our Airport insurance was  inadequate at $5,000,000 coverage, due to the commercial  activities which the Sechelt-Gibsons Airport is attracting. His  Finance Committee was authorized to study and discuss cost of  suitable coverage.  Another new name has been added toour growing list of streets  in Sechelt. It was agreed that Anne Pressley's suggested "Stormy  Way" be accepted. It ties in well with adjoining streets named  "Lookout Avenue", "Gale Avenue" and "Harbour Way". But do  the names reflect the area's exposure to the elements or to the  developers problems of getting his lots on the market? We'll have a  look!  Van Egmond's problems  Speaking of lots and markets, Len Van Egmond is still having  his problems. His request for zoning amendment made to Village  Planner Dennis Walton on October I, 1979, was presented to  Council. The amendment was to allow construction of a 100 seat  restaurant on Inlet Avenue.  In a letter to the Village Clerk Malcolm Shanks on December 4,  1979, Dennis Walton approved the application, subject to suitable  landscaping and parking.  Alderman McDonald moved, and Alderman Kolibas seconded  that the zoning be approved.  Alderman Hall objected to the amendment and asked that it be  referred to the Planning Committee and a new application be  made on a new, approved form he would be submitting to Council  for their approval, and that no change be made by the Planning  Committee until a new Planner had been hired.  Alderman McDonald said that the application had been made  . under acceptable procedures being used at that time and that he  thought the zoning should be approved due to the length of time  that had elapsed since the application. He agreed with Alderman  Hall's proposal of having acceptable forms being used for future  applications, but "Let's quit dragging our feet on this one!"  : Now, this is where Mayor Boucher's new ground rule of 'no  argument' almost went down the drain.Fortunately he stepped in  just as the heat was beginning to build to declare it a 'debate' and  saved the day. (It's beginning to look like we are going to be made  aware of where the fine line is drawn between 'debate' and  'argument').  It was at this point that Len Van Egmond stepped into the  breach and withdrew his application.  So here we are, back almost but not quite, to square one. One  benefit of it all was the agreement to come up with a standard form  for all development applications which will satisfy and protect all  Please turn to page seven  by George Cooper  Provincial funds may be available to revive the ailing business  area of Lower Gibsons. Legislation planned for the sitting of the  legislature in the new year will provide funds up to $3000 to do  surveys and make plans for projects to revitalize business areas.  "The legislation is based on Ontario's effort to revive town cores  that have begun to stagnate because shopping malls on the  outskirts have drawn the trade away," Garry Puckett told Council  at the December 4 meeting. Puckett, representing the Gibsons  Harbour Business Association, was introduced to Council by  Alderman Labonte.  Puckett went on to say, "The legislation is intended to provide  funds to a group such as merchants affected by the loss of  business, who work through Council to find means to renovate, to  up-date, to improve the affected area. Funds provided by this  legislation," Puckett went on, "may only be used for such projects  as beautification of streets or the development of public properties  which might include parking. No private properties can be  renovated with these funds."  Puckett, speaking with some animation, continued, "I was  talking just a few days ago about this legislation with an official of  the Ministry of Tourism and Economic Development, and it is  possible that Gibsons could become a pilot project to lead the way  in this means of urban renewal. The Gibsons Harbour Business  Association has already had meetings to formulate suggestions to  re-vitalize Lower Gibsons, expecially in the providing of more  parking. We have a petition going the rounds which calls for  action on the part of the merchants to promote the idea of getting  some changes for the better. The merchants are very much alive  here in Lower Gibsons."  Puckett suggested that a committee be formed including both  Aldermen and merchants to prepare an application for these  funds. Said Alderman Labonte, "Let's ask Mr. Puckett to bring a  list of possible members to our next meeting. Next meeting is  planning on December 10. Let's make it 11 a.m." said Mayor  Goddard.  New Regional Directors and Alternates are pictured during the swearing In ceremony In the Regional Boardroom last  Thursday. Left to right are Mayor Boucher of Sechelt, Director Charles Lee, Alderman Brian Stelck of Sechelt, Mayor  Lorraine Goddard of Sechelt, Director Joe Harrison, Director Jim Gurney. Secretary-Treasurer Anne Pressley Is  administering the oath.  Building projects total nearly $2 million  Growth causes problems forSD#46  In theory the projection of  school populations should be  reasonably accurate���*x" number of students will leave the  system in any given year and  "y" number of Kindergarten  children come in, but in a  growing area like the Sunshine  Coast it isn't that simple and  reality tends to play hob with  the Government's computer  printout. As the Principal of  Sechelt Elementary School  pointed out to the School  Board last week, 12 new  students were taken into that  school in November.  The Board was discussing  the annual capital expenses  proposal which has to go to  Victoria for apporval early in  December, and while enrollment projections for some  schools are straight forward,  Bowen Island's new Community School will need two  new classrooms next year as  will   Roberts   Creek.   Other  will Robert s Creek. Others,  particularly Sechelt and its  companion schools in Davis  Bay and West Sechelt, present  more complex problems, the  options, pro and con of which  were considered at some length  with input from the principals  concerned.  Three new classrooms will be  needed to meet the overall  needs of the area and Principal  Butcher felt strongly that  Sechelt Elementary has  reached its operational capacity with something over 400  students. Trustee Dombroski  felt parents in the West Sechelt  area would like to see their  school enlarged so that their  children could continue in their  present school until Grade 7.  Obviously everything cannot  be done at once and the  decision was to opt for three  new classrooms for the Davis  Bay School, possibly on a new  site which would then qualify  for a small gym and a library.  The covered play area proposed for the present school  will depend upon the government's approval for this project.  West Sechelt is to remain for  another year Kindergarten to  Grade 3 because, as Superintendent Denley pointed out,  Grade 4 belongs with the  Intermediate programme and  there is a big step up from the  Primary classes. Expansion for  both West Sechelt and Halfmoon Bay would have to be a  priority for the following year.  At Roberts Creek it was  decided to ask for two new  classrooms and a larger administration area and worry  about the gymnasium sharing  possibilities with the Community Hall in the future. Secondary schools present problems too, in that Elphinstone  is bulging at the seams while  enrollment is down at Chatelech.  Superintendent Denley  stressed the importance of  keeping Elphinstone as close to  the maximum number of students as possible so that the  Board could offer wider educational opportunities, that  it's too far down the road yet to  think of being able to accomodate senior students at  Chatelech. Accepting this  premise the Board agreed to  two new classrooms at Elphinstone���all they thought the  Ministry would go for with the  projected enrollment figures  for the next five years. Fresh  from the difficulties caused by  SO unexpected students this  semester, Principal Boulton  had felt four new classrooms  would not turn out to be too  many.  At a later meeting to accept  the final draft of the proposals,  Trustees decided to go for  broke; that the statistics notwithstanding, a case could be  made for those four classrooms  Please turn to page seven  Aldermen get cracking  Although two aldermen had been appointed to their  committees only the week previous, both had been familiarizing  themselves with their areas of responsibility. "I have talked with  the Works Superintendent about his part of the 1980 budget and  hfe is satisfied with it," said Alderman Labonte. "I have also looked  into the hazard caused by onlookers smoking or starting cars  while Seaspan is pumping combustible fuel liquids from the dock  to the storage tanks next to the Shell Service station on Marine.  Fencing of the danger area and control over traffic and parking  will be arranged for at such times." The location of Shell Oil tanks  has led to sonic discussion in Council on several occasions  recently since the company complained to the Village office on  November 19 about onlookers smoking in the vicinity of the oil  barge. "One bystander flipped his lighted cigarette towards the  barge when a Seaspan employee remonstrated with him," said  D.J. Carr, a Shell Oil supervisor.  Alderman Metcalfe asked Mayor Goddard for a briefing on  ongoing plans for recreation. "I understand," said Metcalfe, "that  the local dump off North Road is to close. I would ask our  representative, Mayor Goddard, to press the Regional District to  delay this action." Alderman Metcalfe also mentioned complaints  by citizens of being annoyed by dogs allowed to run loose at night.  Alderman Trainor said the Marina Committee is now a  standing one whose members include Council as well as the  former appointed members. While awaiting action on thc  application for breakwater and dredging by the Federal  Government, Council is proceeding with some preliminary tasks,  one of which is the matter of riparian rights of properties on the  waterfront that will be affected by the Marina. A term of very  elastic definition, riparian rights requires that present access by  water to any lot not be cut off or interferred with in any way by thc  construction of the Marina. Properties concerned extend from  Winn Road to Lot 14 on the Bluff.  The public hearing on zoning bylaw changes December 5 was  attended by one member of the public. The up-dated zoning map  shows nine park areas in Gibsons���one of these a new one in thc  ravine adjacent to Creekside subdivision. An area adjacent to  Harmony Hall may become not only a site for a Navy League  building but the Gibsons' bird sanctuary. And the historic  Cemetery Park on Marine with its toppled grave markers is  another wistful comment on the stagnating Lower Gibsons area.  The brighter side  On the brighter side. Alderman Trainor reported that the  Village widpayStfOOforUfepUaaAaseof striggjof tights for street  decoration near shopping areas in bothTJpper and Lower  Gibsons. "The merchants will pay hydro charges and replacement  costs," Trainor said. "Merchants must bear with us in paying our  share," said Mayor Goddard, "if we cannot find enough in this  year's budget, we will have to wait until the new year to pay the  remainder."  In his administration report, Clerk Copland noted thc delivery  of a 3 ton 1980 dump truck from Pacific GMC. Total cost with  box is $19,165.75. He recommended a bid of $4850 for a Village  owned Chimo 10 x 40 trailer be turned down, and tenders again  called for. The trailer, the report pointed out, is still in top  condition and would cost $8000 to replace today.  Council meetings for January were set for the 8th and 22nd, and  planning the 21st.  The chief underewriter for I.C.B.C, Mike Porter, is still  reviewing the claim for broken windows that occureed in the  Cavalcade, and his decision can not be expected before December  10. Twenty claimants have a total of $3000 in damages awaiting  his decision.  The Man from PEP  A course for elected municipal officials on what their  responsibilities are in Ihe event of disaster within their boundaries  is available in Arnprior, Ontario. Art MePhee. P.E.P.  Coordinator for the Sunshine Coast points out in a letter to the  Regional District that potential threats to our safety arc ever  present here.  The oil spill at Port Mellon, for example, in 1978 was the second  largest spill in Canada that year, but, says MePhee, because of  proper preparation the oil was contained within the dyking and  there was no pollution.  Gibsons' share of the coordinator's salary is $350 for 1980. thc  remainder of thc salary of $6,048 proposed for 1980 coming from  Provincial Government, the Regional District and Sechelt.  Aldermen Metcalfe said, "I would like to see a date set for Art  MePhee to visit Council to acquaint us with all the work P.E.P.  does here on the Sunshine Coast. MePhee is to be commended for  the work hc has done, especially in thc aid he has provided in our  attempts to solve the problem of the gas storage tanks righl in the  centre of our Lower Gibsons business section."  The Rev. George Inglis addresses the newly sworn-in Gibsons Council with a few  thoughtful words during the inaugural meeting last week.  For 35 years the most widely read Sunshine Coast newspaper!!  ^������������aammmmaamm���^������������������������������������������������������aaaaaHHaiB<J| Coast News, December 11,1979  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons. B.C. every Tuesday,  by Glassford Press Ltd. Phone 886-2622  Box 460. Gibsons. VON 1V0 or886-7817  Reporter/Photographer���  Ian Corrance  Advertising���  Allan Crane  Fran Berger  Copyse.tting���  Gerry Walker  Editor-  John Burnside  Ollice Manager���  M.M.Joe  Production Manager���  Sharon L. Berg  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Distributed Free lo all addresses on the Sunshine Coast  British Columbia S20 per year. S12 for six months.  United States and Foreign, S24 per year.  Difficult timet ahead  The strength of a society is best  measured in times of difficulty and it could  well hc lhal the peoples of the industrial  west are in lor a decade of considerable  difficulty and adjustment. On December  17 lhc O.P.E.C. countries will meet in  Caracas. Venezuela, and all thc signs point  to a curtailment in oil production and a  'further increase in. the international price.  liven Saudi Arabia will probably reduce  their output, recently stepped up lo cover  shortages caused by the loss of Iranian oil.  The Saudis will reluctantly go along with  their more militantly anti-American  neighbours lor Ihe good und simple reason  ihat they cannot longer afford to bc seen as  being pro-American in the present  inltamed atmosphere of religious fervour  and hatred of the Americans thai  \\atollah khomenei symbolizes.  Despite the fact that thc Ayatollah and  the hostage taking have tended to  concenlrule our attention on Iran, there is  wide-spread hatred of thc rich and  Ch list i;i n west tli roilghotit all the countries  of the Islamic persuasion. We have said  before', and lite re is no need to belabour the  point perhaps, thai the American foreign  mil icy could not have been better designed  lo alienate the Moslem world, which world  controls the oil supply so vital to  industrialized economies. In their support  of repressive regimes throughout the  world, regimes which suppressed lhc  legitimate aspirations of their people that  America was founded to defend, Ihe  Americans have played a strong hand very  . badlv and at no time in their 200 years have.*  Jltcy been so terribly vulnerable lo ajij.  ottlsiilc force.  Nor is this an academic point. The lives  of all of us arc going to bc drastically  affected  by  what  is  happening in thc  Middle East. Thc president of Shell Oil of  Canada was on the radio last Sunday on  the C.B.C. national phone-in show and he  was emphatic in his contention that there  was no relief in sight. Possible oil shortages  this winter will be worse next winter and  possibly for several winters to come. He  went as far as acknowledging that  rationing and price control was inevitable.  If, us is entirely possible, some of the  coming winters arc severe there could in  fact be in Canada, in that dreadfully  evocative phrase, Canadians freezing in  the dark.  There is a time of crisis coming in which  lhc mettle of thc Western world is going to  bc severely tested. It need not be  disastrous. The principal constant in the  make-up of our species is its adaptability'  and once thc situation has been clearly  recognized, Canadians, Americans and  Europeans will find that what were  regarded as needs were actually wants, that  the standard of living that they have  enjoyed for two generations���the highest  thc world has ever known���is in fact not a  prc-rcquisite for human happiness, that  cuts and sacrifices can be made that can  heighten and ennoble the quality of life.  What is going to be required, however, is  the ability to think new thoughts, to follow  new paths with open-mindedness and'  cautious optimism. The extent of the  problems to be encountered and the  adjustments needed to keep a humane  society functioning are not apparent to  . anyone at the moment but it is safe to  , speculate that the situation is more serious  jipdi! itj effect more far-reaching than the  "'ntbSVtif us have yet realized. By the time  the current ferment for change in the  Middle East dies down it will have changed  us all.  -m  I  ...from the files of the COAST NEWS  f W'^s*'!1^ P^*f  FIVE YEARS AGO  M.P. Jack Pearsall announces that  the basic Old Age Security Pension will  rise in January from $117.02 per month  to S120.06 per month.  Approval in principal is given in  Sechelt for plans to build a Chinese  restaurant on Wharf Street.  Editorial: Examination of tax rates in  135 areas shows that Gibsons is  among the ten lowest tax rates in the  province.  Public aid is discussed in selecting a  successor to retiring Superintendent  of Education R.R. Hanna.  TEN YEARS AGO  A man is fined $1,000 for molesting a  spawning bed and destroying fish  eggs. Incident took place at Roberts  Creek while preparation for pipe laying  was taking place.  Five students at Roberts Creek  School. Matthew Ball. Tim Cotton, Pat  Horvath. Norman McLean and Steven  Miles, gave a report on their participation in a chum salmon spawning  project  William Swain and Wally Peterson  were elected as Mayors of Sechelt and  Gibsons respectively.  Mrs. Lorrie Girard has passed her  real estate exams and will be associated with E. McMynn Realty.  FIFTEEN YEARS AQO  Gibsons Fire Department elects  Chief Bill Scott to his sixth term.  Sechelt ratepayers will decide on  December 12 in a plebiscite whether or  not to acquire land on Porpoise Bay as  a park with a swimming beach.  The Hon. Eric Martin, Minister of  Health presides at the opening of St.  Mary's Hospital. Chief Alfie August of  the Sechelt Indian Band receives a  scroll in recognition of the Indian  Band's gift of land for the hospital.  TWENTY YEARS AQO  After two months of arduous training the Peninsula Boxing Club will  stage some boxing matches on  Saturday, December 12.  Mrs. Christine Johnson and A.E.  Ritchey will continue as Chairmen of  Commissioners for the next two years  in Sechelt and Gibsons respectively.  Gibsons Council will study carefully  the laying of a sidewalk from the Bal  Block to the United Church property  on the corner of Marine Drive above  the wharf.  A letter to the editor condemns the  building of a new school In Langdale as  a waste of the taxpayer's money.  TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AQO  With the aid of the Gibsons Kinsmen  and the B.C. Polio Fund, Ron Brackett  has won a long battle with polio and  has opened his own shoe repair shop  In Gibsons. Ron, a former boomman,  was struck down by polio in 19S0.  Nine new businesses have been  established in Sechelt in the last year  and several others have enlarged their  premises.  Mr. Hubert Evans has published his  book Mist on the Rlvtr. Coast News  book reviewer describes it as "a nice  draught of clear B.C. water".  Jim Parker and Ten Osborne returned to Sechelt alter a successlul  four day hunt to Mahood Lake. Both  men bagged a moose.  The Poole Manufacturing Company  Ltd. has begun the local production of  the Jolly Jumper and the Bouncing  Horse lor children.  THIRTY YEARS AQO  Under the influence of Mrs. A.M.  Lowe the art of pottery making has  gained new significance In the Roberts  Creek area.  A mudslide carried the cabin home  of John Katola away on Steamboat  Rock. The sliding cabin was arrested  when it fell against a huge tree. Mr.  Katola got his wife and infant daughter  out of the cabin through the hole in the  wall made by the tree. The family were  up to their chins in water in the  submerged cabin before they made  good their escape.  The Coast News, in an introductory  move, will be a free paper for one  month.  ���'*,-.  ��  I          ���  *' * ��*? . ~  ''*���..:���*.  . ;���:  ���  *           .'  ��� 4  %i        l                                 HA    ~*   mmmt  |  ______t_L___L__l%. mt  HuHUfc. * ___.. a__L     _L<  _*,________.  ������ ���  ���*rsa*a��u.                     '- "*V'':*rtf**mm^*9^mr  *..* .  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Supplies, which  would be exchanged by barter with local Kwakiutls for furs and smoked  halibut, were brought mainly by the steamer Boscowltz. During World  War I the Port Hardy public wharf collapsed. In 1926 a new townslte,  pictured here, was opened farther west, and became known for a time as  Hardy Bay. Trader Lyon opened a new store at this site and continued to ,  serve as Postmaster. Logging and mining have mushroomed the growth  of the town, and the opening of a terminal in its vicinity by p.C. Ferries  for the Prince Rupert run will further establish the name oj Porttfardy, j  now nearing its 75th birthday. Photo courtesy Gorden family, Sella  Coola. yj- Peterson; |t  Musings  John Burnside  I've always been a sucker for  words. I was the kind of a child  who always had one simple  answer at Christmas time when  I was asked what I wanted for  Christmas. "Books," I said.  And books I got. The week  after Christmas what a glorious  feast of reading. Id knock them '  off at a rate ofa bo>k and a half '  a day, By Ne^fear's Day I'd  read all of meflfflfen I wpuld fit  them contentedly into my year  long routine of re-reading an  every-growing list of favourites.  They were all favourites.  None in my possession ever fell  out of grace to the extent that it  wasn't re-read throughout an  entire year. Some, of course,  were read as often as six times a  year. Such favourites as R.M.  Ballantyne's Coral Island and  Anna Sewell's Black Beauty  even made it to the once a  month category during the first  year after my discovery of  them.  Nor were the books my only  sustenance. I got three comics  on a regular basis. The Rover  *as a boy's adventure magazine which came on Thursdays.  There half a dozen serial stories  went on and gloriously on  for weeks and weeks. Characters, cardboard two-dimensional but heroic characters,  people my mind to this day.  For example, how can I ever  forget Alf Tupper, the Tough of  the Track. Alf was a miler who  competed against the idle  thoroughbreds in England's  class-ridden universities. He  worked for himself as a welder  and slept, I believe, for some  reason beneath a piece of  corrugated iron under a railway viaduct, had tattered  shorts and shirt and trained on  fish and chips. And oh the  glorious races when Alf showed  up unshaven and having travelled to the race on the open back  of a truck in December, would  rub the sleep out of his eyes,  ignore the sneering dandies  ranged against him and stuffed  it down their throat with  victories etched out against all  handicaps by Alfs own indomitable working class spirit.  The names of the characters, no  the characters themselves, are  all there in my mind, my friends  and familiars. Serjeant Matt  Braddock. Nick Smith and  Arnold Tabbs the soccer players. Wihon of the Wizard, the  incredible man who raced in  I9th Century bathing suit of  simple black, played cricket  with an obsolete centuries old  bat. superbly of course, and  lived in a cave and ate herbs  was thought to be hundreds of  years old and possibly the last  surviving Pict or Druid or some  H  such glorious improbability.  Mention of the Wizard  which was a similar comic to  the Rover prompts me to  mention that of course I traded  my three comics, The Dandy,  Radio Fun, and the Rover for  all of the boys comics, generally  managed to acquire each week  'S,.full set of all of'the'Voys  comics published which I then  traded with a girl cousin who  had with equal zeal and  cunning managed to acquire  and read an entire set of girls  comics and so acquired a set of  heroine characters to dance  happily with the others.  You'll have grasped the fact  that there is definitely a hint of  vagueness here about realities  and let me compound it by  pointing out that one night at a  party in Dawson City the newly  arrived university students who  were being barmaids and  bartenders for the summer  were oohing and aahing because one of their number had  brought with her a copy of the  hit record current at the time. It  was Downtown.by a singer  called Petula Clark that I knew  as a little girl 20 years before in  the pages of my comic Rtdio  Fun. I knew she'd make good  that girl. She was always so  darn smart in her stories.  Aside from the books and  the comics there was the daily  national paper and the local  weekly paper. I read those. I  read the sauce bottle lables and  marvelled for the first time that  French took up more space  that English to say the same  thing, a telling factor in favour  of English in my opinion.  I am, as I have said, a sucker  for words. If I have an ambition  it is to utilize words as well as  Gordie Howe, plays hockey. I  want that effortless grace, the  difficulties achieved with such  seeming simplicity, that truly  magnificent economy of motion ivldi neisriaiiriglemove  wasted except for the ever-  present facial blink. There  would be a writer worthy of the  name who could achieve that  classic simplicity, that marvellous marriage of motion and  effect.  And especially do I love the  truly memorable utterance. A  gem tossed off with careless  ease of a man who has .many  such by such masters as George  Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde,  Winston Churchill. I collect  such constantly.  I found a new one just the  other day. It's a remarkably  kindly, gentle observation by  that cranky curmudgeon,  Mark Twain. "Kindness," he  says, "is a language that can be  read by the blind and heard by  the deaf." Isn't that beautifully  said?  If there are any fine examples  of the finely turned verbal  phrase that comes to the  reader's mind that he or she  would like to share with me, 1  would be delighted to share  them through the facility of this  space in the newspaper.  Here's a rather unkind one  that, so help me, I just can't  refrain from admiring though I  am no admirer of the man  involved. Winston Churchill  was reeling under the influence  Continued in next column.  Grandma  Grandma Until by tht rlvtr,  In a big house with attics and  bastmtnts and rats and spooks,  and a cow In tht grass by tht wattr.  Sht had six sons, thrtt daughters,  twenty-seven grandchildren, thrtt tabbies,  and a black tomcat.  Everyone would visit grandma by the rlvtr,  to tat cream cheese, spinach and chapatis  in her old kitchen with wood stove, woodpile,  cats In the cream, rats in the basement,  spooks in the attic and long-legged spiders  on the wall. Grandpa would fetch the milk,  bow-legs in the green grass, with a bucket;  I had no idea why grammy got sick.  I thought of how good all oar cousins  and ancles and aunts and friends were to her.  Thty went to see her everyday at the hospital.  h was a sad night tn November,  when my mom came to me, while I looked out my window,  and said, "There's another star in heaven,"  I found the star and told her good-bye,  but I saw only Grandpa In my dreams.  Nirmal Sidhu  ;S|ings fk Arrows-;**.  George jMatthe>r��;   mf  Last week, Dan Campbell,  the Socred election campaign  boss, went after the press���  "members of the fourth estate"  he pompously called them. He  was complaining because the  press, he felt, was harrassing  him about the "Lettergate"  affair. He isn't the first politician to complain about nevvs-  mth hosing around. r"  /'"'i'n'tt cttrWus way Caiftpbell  Has i point. Not for any of the  reasons he gave or he even  imagines, but the press is often  guilty of a certain kind of  overzealousness that can  misrepresent the facts in a case.  The cause of the problem lies  not in gathering of the facts and  not in the natural and healthy  curiousity of newspaper people.  It should be emphasized at  this point that I strongly  support freedom of thepress,  -even; to the extent that I think  -the.-press is, in this country,  more limited than it ought to  be: Further, I believe in the  necessity of total disclosure of  all matters of public interest;  something we are extremely  weak on in Canada. Finally, I  support a vigorous, even,  obnoxiously aggressive press  corps as the only means  available to us to assure  responsibility in public office.  But for all his mumbling and  whining, Campbell did have a  point. Although what he was  complaining about was the  constant barrage of questions  about Socred campaign money  and dirty tricks, what he meant  was the tendency on the part of  the press to look for conspiracies in every unpleasant  incident.  The fact of the matter is that  politicians generally, and the  Socreds in particular, are  neither clever enough nor well  organized enough to plan a  conspiracy let alone pull one  off. Examine the facts. The  only logical conclusion you can  derive from such an analysis is  that the entire "Lettergate"  incident was a result of 10%  stupidity and 90% arrogance.  Musings  of a little too much brandy  through the corridors of Westminster when he encountered  the fearsome Bessie Braddock,  militant socialist M.P. for the  tough Liverpool dock area, a  woman of diminutive, embattled rotundity.  She glared in puritan, righteous, disapproval at the drunken leader of the hated Tories.  "Mr. Churchill," she saW/in a  voice of withering contempt,  "you are drunk."  "Madam," said Churchill,  "you are ugly. And tomorrow I  shall be sober."  Those involved Were as surprised as anyone that the press  should want to make an issue of  dirty tricks." They juSt 'plain  didn't think that people Would  mind that much.-'  Like the Watergate* scandal,  "Lettergate"' was thi resliH' of  an accumuldtidn of'dozens of  silly-little decisions by a lot of  Silly Wtll. petSfiKrfc-ftenleW'the  sptir'W'Wle jWWWIeHt'^-lne  mistakes are made' because  these' people just don't .think  that clearly.  Look at the legislature.  Apart from McGeer and two or  three members of the opposition, they arc intellectually  average people, neither more  nor less clever, than the rest of  us. They are business people,  professional politicians, and  fairly ordinary working people  with a' smattering of lawyers,  (whicheiS..cert?iiilyr.:rioeguv-  antee of. inieHeftgaJ^Qt^p*!  capacity).; TKey^'cip.tiojiinjjt-  tecs add heat Vepoi^t^eJMired  jby experts. -bdn'tjIliflfc-Tpra  moment that they understand?  great deal of what they, hear 6r  read from these highly technical reports. '    . '-I  The point is, we elect avenge  people to represent a vet'  people and the stupid mistafc  they make reflect that fact, f  is better than electing vi  clever   people���imagine  damage a. few really brigti  people cpqld do. .J  Campbell's complaint Stems  from the fact that the people in  the news business are' making  two fundamental errors. First,  the essence of journalism is  discovering an angle to every  story. As soon as the reporter  assembles a few facts he  immediately begins, thinking  about the best way to present it,  to give unity and coherence to  the jumble of data he has  scrounged up. The truth is that  this angle, this externally  imposed unity and coherence  probably doesn't exist, is in fact  an abstract' construct;;;     ; -  The second; error that news  reporters: make is: in thinking  that the people they are  reporting on are as smart as  they. are, * Reporters aw ca  stantly over-estimating t  intellectual capacity of poli  cians and even when t  reporter suspects, an  intellect he reports- as- if, tl  weren't important.  Reporters will get to t(  bottom of the dirty trie i  affair���make no mistake abo l  it. But, if they waste their tit :  looking for clever plots ai I  insidious conspiracies, th '  will miss the point of the whe  rotten affair���that the peoi  involved were just; too' tjati i  stupid and arrogant to tindi ���  stand what they were:dping  :���������������.'/���:.-/ V3w 1  Letters to the Editor ^e^  Some reflections on onr school system       \ V I.  Coast News, December 11,1979  Editor,  Surprise moves are fast and  furious on the lcoal school  scene. Van Egmond resigns  from the School Board. Recent  elections produce one new  member, Mrs. Nygren, possibly  soon another to replace Van  Egmond.  Kelly Henry, a Grade 11  honour student as I have  determined but personally  unknown to. pie, writes about  lelphinstOne that she's glad  she's hot attending a German  school WeH, Kelly, I think I'm  glad I'm not living in Germany  tool I appreciate your article  with its information and your  thoughts.  As I see it, Germany has  known precious little of  freedom in this Century. There  are strong revoluntionary  forces, for example the Bader-  Minhof organization which  seek to overthrow what is  probably a very dictatorial and  unsatisfactory ruling order. I  certainly pity the people of  West Germany because they  have become accustomed to  strong leadership and have had  little opportunity to make  individual choices and  decisions for themselves. Some  people would argue that people  arc happier when they have lots  of "guidance"���in the form of  regulations because there is too  much stress and uncertainty the  when people are encouraged to  make their own choices.  . Wtali'y orat some point this  taajSJft true "but as far as I am  ioitemed, past incl present  history proves that the human  animal is never happy to be less  than human, and* that includes  the opportunity to exercise our  own decision making abilities  and to learn by trial and error.  Comparing our schools with  German schools is useful.  Definitely we should be aware  of the oppression that German  youth are going through.  Nevertheless, it does not follow  that students at Elphinstone  should consider themselves  Messed ��� simply because it is  better'than Germany. Two  wrongs do not make a right.  Elphie may be comparatively  better but it still is not good  enough!:  It would be very easy for our  schools' to drift off in the  direction toward German  schools. Manypeoplefavourit.  This year there are signs that  more stress is being applied to  the children. Rules are being  tightened in some, areas and  enforced more strictly. There is  a call for more school spirit.  Ever more subtle pressure to  achieve and more importance  attached to it. The result of this  extra stress is that more  students are weakening under it  and developing so called  learning difficulties. Children  who could see perfectly well  last year, this year need glasses.  Medical, physical, and  emotional problems seem to be  increasing in the schools and  more and more in school  counsellors and specialists are  being provided to deal with it.  It is a vicious circle with an  extremely dangerous potential.  I think that independent  counsellors should be  available, separate from the  school system. The present  system is too much like an  airline investigating its own  crashes. There is too much  opportunity for cover up.  I would like to know the full  extent of the rate of breakdown  of student health in the local  schools For those of you who  indignantly insist that schools  elsewhere are far worse, I  suggest that the determining  factor is not the lineal amount  of injustice but the perceived  difference between the real and  the ideal. There has been  serious local criticism from  many sectors and I suspect that  the administrators have  increased the pressure on the  teachers, many of whom have  passed it on down to the  students, which is most unfair  to say the least.  Perhaps it is time for me to  seek public office. There seems  to be an unusual amount of  encouragement for me to do so.  I like kids very much and I  know that soup can be an  excellent food for kids. Sechelt  School District No. 46 soup'  looks pretty good on the  surface ta some people, but I  have a hunch it needs stirring to  see what's on the bottom.  Arthur Shaw  CARE  Editor:  As the spirit and joy of  Christmas surround us, I  would like to express, through  your pages, the thanks of all of  us at CARE to thousands of  British Columbians who supported the work of this organization in 1979. CARE  programs of relief, self-help,:  community development and  medicine in 36 developing:  countries around the world  would not exist but for the  individual gifts of such men,  women and children.  One of CARE's programs,  the World Food Crusade,  provided a daily meal for more  than 24 million children this  year. Other programs provided  hundreds of rural villages with  their first ever pure drinking  water supplies, farmer groups  with new seeds and modern  implements, and medical clinics with needed, medicines,  more modern equipment, and  treatment and teaching assistance by dedicated Canadian  doctors and nurses.  While the spirit of giving is  on us at this time of year, some  of your readers, who perhaps  have never thought of it before,  will remember those in need  throughout the world. Espec-  support  ially this year, when natural  and man-induced catastrophes  have left literally millions of  people hungry and homeless,  it's  comforting  to  know���  CARE is there.  . "Christmas Here��� Christmas There. We are Here���  ;' CARE is There", is our message  ;to  British  Columbians this  'holiday season. We hope those  ��� of your readers who are able to  share with someone "There",  will know that CARE is ready,  willing and able to carry'their  message of love.  Yours very truly,  Glen Ringdal,  CARE Canada  Bigotry  Editor,  About your being a pedantic  bigot���for what it's worth, I  don't think you're pedantic.  Regards,  . Barry Friesen  Editor:  Should we give our local  merchants a chance? When  they have no regard for the  shopping public from Port  Mellon to Earls Cove and  visitors when it comes to  restrooms first where there is a  restaurant in. the building? It is  the law to have them and  flushable. Should we have to  run outside the building or  dash to our cats where we cou I d  have a potty and get caught for  indecent exposure when nature  calls?  Has Mr. Dick Clayton,  Sechelt Shop Easy, everything  to say re the new mall? There  may be a few undesirables  unwelcome to .use the merchants private restrooms, but  why make it impossible for all  shoppers? Ma Clayton should  take a minute from his busy life  to consult a doctor on the  results of holding when nature  calls. From my own experience  it is a ruptured bladder and  bowel in either case, causing  much discomfort and necessary  surgery. I worked in a meat  packing house cooler for nine  years with stupid laws���didn't  allow lady employees to leave  their job when nature called.  Recently I sold tickets for the  Elves Club in the new mall in  Sechelt. I was approached by  many shoppers, ladies, gentlemen and mothers with small  children enquiring "where are  the washrooms?" Informed  them "they weren't completed";  great astonishment���"Where  can we go?" I referred them to  the owner of Shell Service  Station, Mr. Stan Cotterell who  was kind enough to oblige  everyone. Thanks Stan.  Remember Mr. Dick Clayton all volunteers selling tickets  for Hospital Auxiliaries and  organizations give freely of  their time and money to help  the needy in our community  and will be disappointed to  hear your remarks of "not  allowing them to self their  tickets in your mall". We are  not only ticket sellers, we are  your customers also. The  restrooms are coming folks���  the jack hammers are still at  work. Hang in there. Just a  poor widow lady trying to help  others' comforts.  Sincerely,  Mrs. Gladdy Prost  *   FLEA MARKET  j  I Antiques - General Merchandise - Toys '  Roberts Creek Community Hall  Sunday, December 16  9 a.m. to 4 P��m*  Table Rental:  $5.00 or $6.00  Admission:  25f  For Further Information  Call 886-7800  These youngster* made sure that Santa knew what  they wanted for Christmas. They were visiting Santa In  the Winter Wonderland next to the Heron Cafe In the  Lower Village.  Deo Cassette  Power  J  Tape Counter   VU Meter Rec Indicator  i~X     s*3 ra  /Tape Selector. /  r  MIC Input  Operate Buttons  He��lphone Jack '<B*��-VEqu.l.��*)R'EC ^  t*.f\  Front-Loading Stereo Cassette Deck with  "��>y Dolby* NR  *209.��  > 9  ��� MM  Ml..  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It stood on an equally-  neglected lot that, apart from a  small vegetable garden, was  given over to weeds and  blackberry bushes. There  seemed to be about ten kids in  the family, most of them  younger than Danny and his  widowed mother, a huge matriarch of a woman, ruled her  roost with a firm hand. Even  Danny treated her with respect.  She listened with boredom to  our tale of woe and said we  could stay there for a couple of  days. Knowing Dan, I guessed  such situations were old-hat to  her.  Danny phoned around a bit  in an attempt to get me a saw on  credit but this was a forlorn  hope from the start. He mentioned stealing one again but I  balked at this. With our kind of  luck we'd probably get caught  and I was in enough trouble  already. That evening, we did  indulge in a bit of thievery  nonetheless.  Some distance away lived an  old Italian bootlegger who kept  a  hogshead  of wine in  his  toolshed.   Under cover of  darkness, Danny, a couple of  his brothers and myself set off  up the back alley like a team of  illicit   commandos,   each  clutching two empty gallon  jugs. It was sheer madness but I  was glad of my diversion to get  my mind off the predicament.  The   door  was  locked   but  Danny knew where the key was  hidden. He eased open the door  and there it stood���gigantic  cask of red forgetfulness. The  barrel had a tap on it. One by  one, we breathlessly filled our  jugs  while  Danny's  brother  Frank stood point. We were  just capping the last one when  the door of the house burst  open and a heavily-accented  voice  started  hollering  blue .  murder. We cut out of there  like spooked rabbits. But we  took eight gallons of bingo with  us, clutched like prizes of war  as we hightailed it into the  night.  This haul set us up solid for  the next couple of days. I  wrapped the blur of debauch  around me like a blanket and  the growl of phantom power-  saws faded into the background for a bit.  Of course none: of this was  alleviating my probleqi in the  slightest. When I woke on the  third day, it was still right there  leering at me. I decided there  was nothing for it but to head  home and face the music.  Danny scrounged me five  bucks from someplace and I  commenced the reluctant journey. I had a vague plan of  trying to borrow the money but  couldn't think of anyone to  approach. My credit wasn't  exactly terrific around thearea.  Mike fortunately, was down  at his shack when I finally got  back to Stump Hollow, juggling several unlikely alibis  around in my mind. There's a  letter for you," said my mother.  Be damned if it wasn't my  income tax refund from the  previous year. It had never  come this early before. The  amount was considerable���just  about exactly enough in fact to  buy a powersaw. I couldn't  believe it and didn't waste time  trying. I hitched a ride back to  Gibsons and bought a saw  there like I should have done in  the first place. Somehow I'd  come out of the debacle  smelling like a rose, however  undeservedly. Mike never suspected a thing.  We grubbed our way on  DARKMOVNTAIN COUNTRY  In the darkmountain country  the stump-house stands broken-windowed in weeds  the cabins are smashed to rubbish  a rtgiment of alders has taken the clearing  To the castaway home on the mill's edge  our cat returned and went feral  waited its tameness away  in the ruins, for footsteps that never came back.  The cloud-factory still vomits smoke  below the rain-making mountain  brackish and bitter, the dyed set  tainted with industry, sickens fish still  cranebuckets peck at the sawdust yet  with picking ravenous .teeth  the monster eats veil as always  grinding to money all'dreams and trees.  The swingbridge hangs a hammock of memories  over the spring-busy river  its beaten boards have forgotten our feet  that staggered it times beyond counting  the pub where we drank is dry as a bone  closed for Company reasons  it used to be our forgelting-place  when we'd traded our boyhoods for timeclocks and beer.  There is small trace left of us now  in this tost niche that was once life's centre  scant proof that we ever existed  in the sullen riverside town   ...  Around us, the past disappears  in a flurry of voices and faces  head the car west from this shadow/and  break back to sun from those rained-away ytars.  Peter Trower  BACK IN PRINT!  aAn illustrated history of Gibson); Landing and the "Sunshine Coast"  LANDING  Available now in  local Book Stores  by Lester R. Peterson  $7.95    /  paperback 1  from P.M.A. Books  through the property like a  couple of fastidious army ants,  cutting up every suitable piece  of cedar we could find. By and  large, we managed to find good  wood. There were many choice  windfalls and even entire  bucked logs the Hastings  Company must have left. We  became more knowledgeable  about markets. When we found  they were paying four bits more  a square (four bundles) in Port  Moody, we made a deal with  the local storekeeper who took  down an empty truck for  supplies every couple of weeks,  he agreed to haul our shakes to  the better market. It didn't up  our profits that much but it  helped. At one point, a couple  of guys moved into the district  with a portable sawmill and  offered us ten dollars more per  thousand for our blanks. It  sounded like a good deal and  we sold them a load. But then  Mike got suspicious and cashed  the cheque in a hurry. It was  just as well. Shortly after, the  erstwhile sawmillers were arrested. Seemed they'd stolen all  their equipment piece by piece  from New Westminster.  We worked the property fot  a year and a half. It got so I was  dreaming of shake claims-  halcyon, idealized places where  there was no underbrush, the  logs were 25 feet through,  flawlessly straight-grained and  lay always at the roadside. It  wasn't.that way in real life  unfortunately. We got so far  back in the weeds, it began to  seem hardly worth the effort. In  addition to this, the supply of  usable cedar was visibly running out. We forestalled this  calamity by a little judicious  trespassing but it was only a  stopgap against the inevitable.  About this time, the B.C.  Hydro decided to run a power-  line from Squamish to Powell  River. The route lay dead  through the centre of the  property. They paid us eleven  acres worth of right-of-way  money and gave l^jke and I the  falling and clearing contract to  boot. The money wasn't forthcoming immediately so we cut  up one last waterlogged windfall. It yielded about 60 bundles  and a small quantity of blanks.  Mike usually shared the carrying out with me but he'd  pulled a shoulder muscle. I was  obliged to tote them alone 1200  feet down a dry creek bed. They  were about the heaviest bundles I'd ever had to contend  with and when I finally staggered out with the sixtieth, my  back Was one enormous ache. I  Ellinizluini s  [stroUmx  Young Rachel Poirier is shown here giving her  classical ballet performance at the Variety Show in the  Twilight Theatre on Sunday afternoon.  New Horizons  The Elphinstone New Horizons' Christmas Party held on  Monday, December 3 started  with a few rounds of "Bingo" as  per schedule, after which the  schedule was re-scheduled ad  lib'. Mrs. Madeline Grose and  Margaret Jones presented a  humorous musical number  called Sisters which livened up  the atmosphere. Thanks to  both of you ladies for helping  us again. Hope you'll be back  to give us another good laugh.  Refreshments were served at  2:30 and consisted of a variety  of sandwiches, shortbread,  Christmas cake, mince tarts  and other dainties followed by  dessert and Japanese oranges.  The tables were tastefully  decorated, each place having  favours as Christmas mementos, and the table candles lit to  slumped exhaustedly across the  pile and kissed the shake  business goodbye.  That was over 20 years ago  and now only the ruined stump  house bears silent witness to the  days when we were fringe  people, lived on the milltown's  outskirts and scraped our living  from the forest.  Author's Note: A small portion  of this material appeared in an  earlier column.  For those who missed  the Elves Club  drop off depots  IT IS NOT TOOLATEf  Take your donations to the '&  COAST NEWS, Gibsons ��  and tt  BENNERS FURNITURE, Sechelt *ff  ���t\K\Xmm  ��� 3fatt  appearing  Thurs, Fri., Sat.  Dec. 13th, 14th, 15th.  "Bob Carpenter  and the Band"  avoid being left in the dark as  Hydro did on a previous  occasion. We thank Mrs.  Marion Cupit who was in  charge of decorations and  those who assisted her.  The V.I.P. for the occasion  was Mrs. Bessy Rowberry, a  charter member and a past  co-ordinator who came from  North Vancouver to attend the  party. Mrs. Betty Merrick  presented Bessy with a miniature painting ofa vase of roses,  (by Kathleen Wells), as a token  of our appreciation for her  loyalty and service to the New  Horizons.  As an artistic touch to the  party, Mrs. Millward presented  a number of her talented  students. The numbers performed included tap dancing;  acrobatics; discos and classical  ballet which provided an  enjoyable contrast to the  program. We thank them all  for their time and efforts in  entertaining us.  The afternoon ended with a  carol sing-song and two competitions. Mrs. Ena Harrold  provided a "Trees" quiz which  was won by Mrs. Linda Con-  eau, and the candy jar contest  by Mrs. Olive Provencal who  guessed 70 ftems, just one short  of the 71 in the jar. The  consolation prize was awarded  to Mrs. Joe Kertesz who  figured that 276 was about  right. All this added up to one  of the happiest parties we can  remember, and to cap it off,  Mrs. Bopp made a very generous donation to our group  for which we thank her.  To the refreshment co-ordinators, Mrs. Minnie Kirkland  and Mrs. Edith Walton, and all  the others who helped them in  the kitchen and at the tables, we  offer our deep gratitude. And  to all the men���bless them���  who donated their perspiration  so generously, working like the  crew of a battlcshi p clearing the  decks lor action, wc salute  them all.  ��*,����������*��****��**���>'  by Rae Ellingham  General Notes: The Sun conjoins dreamy, inspirational,  confusing Neptune promising a  week of peculiar conditions.  Temptation to withdraw or  escape dull routines will be  strong. Booze, drugs and  medications should be handled  carefully all week.  Energy planet Mars conjoins  boisterous Jupiter next Saturday indicating noisier-than-  usual frivolities. At the same  time, Venus squares power-  hungry Pluto warning against  intese romantic encounters.  Next   week's  column  will  feature trends and prognostications for the approaching  holiday season.  ARIES (March 21 - April 19)  Accent is on strong religious  or philosophical feelings.  You'll be attracted to serious  books, people and discussions.  Long distance matter will  arouse your curiosity and  sympathy. Meanwhile, where  you perform daily tasks is still  scene of hasty moves as infatuation with authority figure  intensifies. Saturday night  decision ends suspense.  TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)  The financial affairs of  someone close to you become  muddled or confusing. Partner  or business associate could be  victim of fraud or double-  dealing. You'll be expected to  offer practical advice concerning other people's investments, loans or shared monetary schemes. Meanwhile,  there's talk of a new approach  far away. Social activities hit  peak.  GEMINI (May 21 - June 21)  Watch out you're not deceived by loved one, close  associate or business partner.  Realize that day-to-day contacts are not what they appear  to be. Take time to check facts,  figures and backgrounds. Sign  no important agreements until  next year. Be glad that an old  financial score can be settled on  Saturday. Have patience with  continuing domestic hubbub.  CANCER (June 22 ��� July 22)  Present anxiety is linked to  employment or health upset.  Looks like new routine where  you work lacks basic planning.  Ache or pain is probably  imagined but seek medical  reassurance anyway. Seems  that you're extra sensitive to  your environment at this time.  Meanwhile, don't be surprised  if loved one demands drastic  ending of old domestic problem next weekend. Letter or  phone call is still source of  optimism.  LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22)  Social activities, pleasures,  amusements and love affairs  are subject to deception and  mysterious conditions. Be  warhed it's the wrong time to  initiate  new  romantic invol-  simple pleasures. Virgos born  Sept. 1-3 have one last chance  to seize current opportunities.  LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23)  Emphasis is on confusing  short distance communications. You'll have to clarify  phone calls, messages, requests  and reports. Others may find  you obsessed with strange fears  or vague imaginings. Don't get  upset over silly letter. Brother,  sister or neighbour is all talk  and no action. Drunken trip  spells danger next weekend.  Make cab fare life investment.  SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)  Focus is on sloppy or unrealistic handling of financial  matters. Looks like your  emotions rather than common  sense will determine spending  pattern. It's your turn to  believe 'hard-luck' story so say  goodbye to spare cash. Further  opportunity to boost long  range project arrives Friday.  Meanwhile, ignore blunt proposition during local short trip.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -  Dec. 21)  Neptune transiting Sagittarius finds you dreamy, idealistic, imaginative, sensuous,  elusive and lazy. Others remain  puzzled by your quiet ability to  attract admirers. Meanwhile,  remember to follow up second  chance to promote position  and achievements. Realize  spending spree could end  abruptly next weekend. Day-  to-day decisions of those born  Dec. 11-15 Still need to be more  realistic.  CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 -  Jan. 19)  Chances are you'll want to  spend some time by yourself,  especially Wednesday night.  Being alone will help stimulate  ideas, imagination and hunches. It's time to think about  forgotten friends confined to  home or hospital. Plan to visit  person who once gave you  much needed assistance. Remember major changes are still  linked to educational pursuit or  long-distance matter! Ja'piiary  12 birthday should avoid  jealous company Saturday  night.  AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)  Injured or sensitive attitude  towards companions may be  the result of unrealistic expectations. Others associated  with group venture probably  find your approach impractical  or outdated. Nevertheless, your  ideas and inspiration are still  neededsodon'tgooffandsulk  in a corner. Meanwhile,, encourage partner to take .financial risk next weekend.  Single Aquarians should avoid  encounters with strangers, on  Saturday.  PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20)  Honour, career, position or  local reputation is subject to  peculiar circumstances. Seems  you may be fooling yourself  about your rate of advancement. Advice is to ask close  vement. Latest admirer has a  darksecretortwo.Meanwhile,  j���� ��� ��� �� ��*  enthusiasm for shared project  continues to increase. Don't  load is ready for a complete  change. Overspending gets out ^^^^^^^^  of control next Saturday. expect acquaintance to pick up  VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)      th*wb on Saturday. March 11  Accent is on domestic dis-   birthdays  should  stick  with  order.   Family   member' has   fami|iar rou,ines.  impractical   ideas   regarding  planned festivities where you  live. In thc meantime, check  dwelling for dampness, Hooding or sinking foundations. Put  aside rental or property paper  work until next year. Be ready  to account for money spent on  HUNGRY?  Did you know about the Cedar's great  LUNCH & DINNER  SPECIALS.  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While the hikers were up at  Slane Creek the rest of the  students at Tsho-nye did their  normal school work and Indian  carvings and paintings. Now  that winter has set in the  logging camps have all shut  down until spring. The fisheries  has been sending salmon films  every two weeks so that is what  the Tsho-nye students and  teachers have been watching  - very night. That concludes our  happenings for this week. Off the nhelf  by John Moore  A couple of years ago I was  working as a deckie and live-  aboard watchman on a large  private yacht. Other than  polishing acres of brass, I  didn't have an awful lot to doin  the evenings, but I had to be  there from three in the afternoon 'til nine the next morning,  five nights a week; my social life  was confined to the weekends.  What really lost out was my  anti-social life; going to the  movies. No matter who you go  with, film is the ultimate form  of anti-social entertainment in  which the intensified sensuality  of the experience is matched by  the utter passivity of the  spectator. (I probably stole that  from somewhere, and, remembering what used to go on in the  public privacy of theatre  balconies and cars parked in  drive-in movies, I'm not sure I  even agree, at least with the last  part, of that statement, but  that's another, form of entertainment entirely and anything  but anti-social).  One thing did alleviate the  monotony of those lopg  watches; if I couldn't go to the  movies, I could at least read  about them. The. ship had a  subscription to the New Yorker  Magazine and I became  dedicated fan of theirfilm critic  Pauline Kael. I looked forward  to her columns with the same  anticipation you feel waiting  for. the bill to change at the  local cinema. It didn't matter  whether .or not I'd seen the  movies'. Her criticism is so  acutely perceptive, brilliantly  biting and so entertaining in  itself that it can easily be read  for its own sake. Despite its  relatively short history, film  has evolved into a popular art  form capable of the subtlety  and sophistication of more  established traditional forms,  but with an immediacy and  impact no other medium can  rival., Perhaps more than any  otrfer rnedium, film reflects the  way that we, as a culture, see  ourselves, (not merely as we  think about ourselves), revealing, as much about us  col(ectively as an individual's  dreams reveal to a psychiatrist.  Informed, criticism of such a  popular art form monitors our  deepest desires and fondest  hopes; our collective unconscious.  Pauline Kael didn't just write  about "good" movies, ones that  warrant our attention by virtue  of their craft,' intellectual  content,' or "their sometimes  inexplicable success at the box  office. She writes about bad  movies too, the ones that  shouldn't work and do, the  ones that should and yet don't,  All around me I suddenly heard  muttering and grumbling from  various members of the audience. This disgruntled chorus  rose in volume and intensity  until one or two patrons  actually stood up and began  shouting abuse at the screen  and had to be restrained by the  ushers. Any two-dimensional  medium that powerful can'  never be under-estimated.  What it's taken me so long to  get around to telling you is that  some 600 pages of Pauline  Kael's observations of the  celluloid subconscious are  available in paperback.from  Warner Books un the title  Reeling, for the very reasonable  price of $2.95. Much of the  time Pauline Kael rises above  her material; her reviews are  more entertaining and frequently more thought-provoking than the movies she  writes about. She wields a  scalpel and a cutlass with equal  dexterity and she can cut  through the pretensions of  producers, writers and directors faster and neater than  any film critic I've ever read.  Well, all this talk about  movies has made me hungry.'  Now all I have to do is figure  out how I can make a batch ol  popcorn, quietly, at three  o'clock in tbe morning. All fot  Sheila Page painted this representation of Jacksons #2  which caught the eye of our reviewer last week at the  Sunshine Coast Arts Centre.  A fine exhibit  "And we made everything ourselves." This youngster  proudly shows some of the work on display last week  at Sechelt Elementary School Fair.  Lockstead calls  for investigation  VICTORIA: Don Lockstead  (N.D.P.-Mackenzie) has written an urgent letter to Attorney-General Allan Williams  calling for an impartial investigation into the circumstances surrounding the release  of private and confidential  telephone records by B.C.  Telephone.  The B.C. Ferry Corporation  recently obtained and used the  private telephone billing records of B.C. Ferry Officer  Gerard Stalling, whose case  cerning their customers billing  can be obtained is through a  subpoena. "Obviously, somewhere along the line, the policy  has come unstuck."  by Joan Huestis Foster  An 'invitational' exhibition  of smaller paintings is currently  being shown at the Art Centre  in Sechelt with an eye towards  Christmas giving. Tbe display  is excellent, as befits the  standard required by a community Art Centre but a bit  sparse. When dealing with  paintings of this dimension  many would have shown to  greater advantage had they  been grouped or paired and  many more should have been  hung. For an event such as this  a little crowding does no real  harm. In any Art show I find  myself drawn in a zig zag  pattern around the gallery. In  this collection, because of the  spotty hanging, I found myself  zigging and zagging rather  more than usual. Chill winter,  fog and mist seem to form the  theme behind most of the  works and rightly so for this  time of year.  Flower Forms by Trudy  Small is subtle and lovely. It  consists of misty lily or iris  shapes with their watery stems  either under water or reflected,  a foggy and exquisitely understated painting. To my mind  Trudy Small's work rarely  receives the recognition it  deserves in her own home  . town. In a larger centre' she  would soon be well out of our  reach. 'Though it was ever thus,  it seems a shame.' I find her  under water scenes positively  rivetting and beautifully presented. I feel as though I am  scuba diving and gazing at a  slightly ruffled underwater  garden full of creatures. I also  find myself gripped by a rare  and undesirable feeling: "I wish  r-ZiaT ""X ".'a-T' Ti" ���was recently resolved by a B.C.  for the dreams that fail can help   Iahnllp A^|,���t,���. ������'������,  us understand the ones which  succeed  and,- ultimately, to  understand ourselves. I've been  in movie houses where the  lights came on on an audience  wildly applauding the credits,  top embarrassed to give a  standing ovation to an empty  stage; I've come back to reality  and found myself in an auditorium full of people weeping  openly and discovered I'm on  the verge of tears myself.  One of the strangest experiences I ever had was during  the opening sequence of Patton,  when the screen is filled with a  huge American flag and  George C. Scott walks out and  seems to stand right on the  stage of the theatre, slightly  larger than life, to deliver one  of Patton's famous harangues.  Labour Arbitration Board.  Mr. Lockstead said he is  determined that B.C. Telephone released the confidential  telephone records without  subpoena.  Mr. Lockstead said it is a  grave assault on civil liberties  where such information is  obtained and used by persons  not having proper authorization from within the justice  system.  Lockstead said he hopes the  Attorney-General will quickly  get to the bottom of the  circumstances under which the  B.C. Ferry Corporation obtained Mr. Stalling's private  records.  On January 30 a B.C. Telephone official testified that the  only  way information con-  ^�� Westwood  offers  Better-than-ever  reasons  to save with style!  approx. 1 Ib.  $4.50  Home Baked  hristmas Goodies'  Fruit Cakes: a light honey cake filled  with dried fruit soaked in Madarin Bran'dy.  Almond Shortbread  light & rich 3 doz.  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Enclosed is $2.00 for full colour catalogue  Name  Address  Province  City  ���               Postal Code  Phons  Making Living more beautiful for over 17 years  three superimposed views ot  the Sunflower. Picasso always  gave us two or three views ofa  face at once; profile, 3/4 and  full face, all in one; this a much  misunderstood facet of his  work. Vivian shows a distance,  middle and close up of Sunflowers'all in one painting but  she divides them rather carefully.  Some people must have  marvellous sketch books if Pat  Chamberlin's clean and charming ink wash of a boy on a dock  is any example. Wanda Best  has three of her hand embossed  white on white original prints  in the display. Wlndsong is a  chilly winter sailboat, clean and  beautifully done as always.  We again  have the ever  delightful Matthew Harley who  presents us with a darling  House   with   Chimneys.   I'm  afraid  you'll  just  have   to  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^     forgive my adjectives when it  I'd painted that". This feeling is comes to the work of Matthew  probably the greatest and most  Harley.  Coast News, December 11  presentations. I believe much  of the credit for this must go to  our own f ranter, Ed Veideman.  I hope everyone appreciates  how extremely fortunate we are  - to have such a tolerant and  skilled gentleman as he in our  locale.  May I suggest to the Art  Centre Hanging Committee  that in future, for a show such  as this, multiple hanging of  more paintings? Also hanging  some of them in sets might  encourage their purchase in  1979 *���;:'��� S.f  sets. On the whole, local!  'invitational' shows' art a good*  idea as they encourage botWj  local painters and; local; trt?  'buffs' and they project our  community art values.  irritating accolade I have to  give.  Similarly Senja Boutilier's  eerie paintings deserve attention. With all their frost, fog  and mist they never totally  spook the viewer because under  their chilly surface in blues and  clammy grays there is always  the warmth of soft earth tones  that bespeak coming spring  and new life. Senja's Winter  Leaves are delightful as are her  Winter Cherries (a difficult  subject). She is another one to  watch for the future.  Sheila Page has a marvellous  gentle approach with water  colours. I really fell in love with  her winter pilings in the fog  Jacksons #2, so moody and  Novemberish. In Holiday she  has placed a contemplative  figure on a winter beach and is  equally effective.  We get a rare touch of late  summer from Robert Jack in  his strong Power Lines and  Alice Murray has a fine Winter  Bouquet in which the bowl is icy  blue but the russet hued  Chrysanthemums are warm  and the flow is good.  Joan Thompson Warn has  presented three paintings, all of  chickens, alt busy, quick, warm  and delightful, colourful, gossipy and'just plain chickeny.  These are Very happy paintings.  Vivian Chamberlin gives us  Veronica Plewman has presented a serene and perfect  sprouting Rhubarb along with  some marching oyster shells.  Zigging and zagging back to  the entry I And five clever  miniatures by Pauline Lawson.  They are tiny but filled with  Pauline's limitless flamboyant  imaginative interiors.  All our local painters are to  be congratulated on their  beautifully matted and framed  books-prints-stationery-art supplies  Now in large format   CACDICC  paperback. rflEnlEd  8130 FAERIES DESK DIARY  We will be open Sunday, December 23  10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.  ^SPECIALS  onPfaff &  Bernina Machines  am ideas  i  Se��* Sa&tf  amstress II Iron  - Sewing Chests  -Scissors 11  - Sleeve Rolls, Hams  - Stitchery Kits  ��� Gift Certificates  Cowrie St.,      ^^^^^^^_  Sechell. B:C.;, 885.2725  Open Friday evenings till 8 p.m.  Valencia Developments Ltd.  R.R. #1 Sea-View Place 6.  ast News, ��ecember 11,1979  .of light  Maryanne's viewpoint  Maryanne West  ft was agreed to forego presents  for each other and to send the  at time of year again,  money instead to CARE of  Saturday the George  Canada. The cheque in 1960  ith  Peauon Tree of ammounted  to $102.30 and  I shine (firth again, its  everyone was well pleased,  coloured   Christmas     Just the same, Oeorge Pear-  tJwinklipg, across   the son felt the need for some visual  waterstfcom a'jfffcky bluff on  token of his friends' and  the ntj^hern ttitf of Pender neighbours' generosity and so  Island, ijl'his .���Christmas tradition, nSvyJrfc'fts twentieth  year, *pW����nV��|ives friendly  greetings and pleasure to  travelers td' aid from Van-  couvej Islaqf passing through  Activ^Pass in ferried comfort,  it embodies the true spirit of the  seasor^the joy of giving.  Eacj.' light represents a  donation which CARE of  Canad|i will 'translate into'  meals foi hungry children in  the ThJ-d World, somewhere  near a jhilliBtPWieils.  Whi| j many of us deplore the  commercialization of Christmas arjd wish we could do  someth&ig about it, George  and R��JtJirJieai;s(j|ji have suc-  he put lights on a small outdoor  tree overlooking the water, one  light for each person who had  contributed to his first small  cheque.  A light shining in the darkness strikes a chord in all of us,  inherited, no doubt, from  mankinds primeval fears and  emerging consciousness. While  for most Canadians the traditional feel of Christmas  comes with snow, shimmering  icicles and the remembrance of  sleigh bells, for those of us who  'live on the West Coast/Christmas is embodied by. lights  'sparkling and dancing across  the dark water, carrying their  message of hope and love and  cecdedjj^g^jiiieir wildest ,. joy, beautifully expressed by  dreams,  Twenty, years ago now,  retired and feeling that their  own material needs had been  met, they sought some way to  use the tradition season of gift  giving to help those who hadn't  even the bare necessities of life.  With a small number of friends  Hubert Evans in a verse:  "Alas! No snow,  that childhood symbol  of the Season.  But now my spirit lifts  For there, beyond the reef, I see  A ship with mast-head  Christmas tret."  '  Like being in the right place  at the right time ideas sometimes take wings and wonderful, even seemingly impossible,  things happen.  That tiny tree caught people's imagination and it has  grown to a forest giant, 70 ft.  and more in height, ablaze with  the glory of a thousand and  more lights, of every hue and a  crown of white in memory of  loved ones, each with its  message of life and. sustenance  for a starving child. What could  be more in keeping with the  true spirit of Christmas?  If you would like to turn on a  light on this special tree for  yourself, or as a gift to friends,  or in memory of someone dear,  send a donation to the Pearson  Tree of Light, c/o The Lion's  club, Port Washington, Pender  Harbour, B.C. VON 2T0. A  receipt from CARE of Canada  will be sent for all donations.  Lights will be added to the tree  until December 31st.  The Pender Island Lions  Club help with the secretarial  work, which in recent years has  become just too much for two  people to handle, and they also  decorate the tree.  December ISth, the day on  which the tree blossoms with  lights will be Edith Pearson's  85th birthday and George will  be 93 on January 8th. Very  happy anniversaries and many  happy returns from the Sunshine Coast.  STOVES  Welded Steel Airtights  3  103  iinq  '.ib  sill  a  a  Custom work done.  Frank West, left foreground, and his wife Maryanne are pictured in the Parthenon  Restaurant in Sechelt on the occasion of a dinner marking Frank's retirement as  Treasurer of the Sunshine Coast Services Society. Behind Frank, left to right, are Art  MePhee, P.E.P. co-ordlnator, Doug Roy, President, John Mooreby, Agnes Labonte,  Louise Hume, and Nelson Moore.  Frank West retires-again  ~~~^^~-^~^~���^^~"~���~���-    l.i*.. ho ccrvpH with the Control *mmf  With an eye for that special something, Madeira Park residents look over the tables at  Friday afternoon's Craft a'ft.|:Second Hand Sale.  Tyee Air institutes  legal proceedings  Tyee Air has instituted legal,   writ served to recover expenses  action against the new owners of 'involved in the aborted agree-  West Coasl Air alleging breach   ment.  of contract. The action arises ouje,    ���  of the new owners backing out of  an agreement to purchase Tye*. *.  Air. '.* e,  It is understood that legal  action will take the form of ��. ������  Home needed  Captain Cook is alive and"  living on Gower Point Road.i  No, it has nothing to do with  Grace McCarthy. fe  This particular Captain is a',..  very tame multi-coloured ro-,,.  oster. He would make an ideal  Christmas gift for a little boy or  girl.  Captain Cook is available  without charge to the right  party. Give Don a call at 886-  7549.  Quality  n*\duwmtf*\*T*\AA  by John Burnside  Frank West is retiring again.  With distinction again.  Three years ago Frank  retired from Canfor in Port  Mellon. Recently he closed a  distinction-filled period of  service as Chairman of the  Sunshine Coast Regional  Board. Frank's most recent  retirement is from thepostition  of Treasurer for the Sunshine  Coast Services Society, which  responsibility he has ably filled  for the past four years.  Frank and his wife Maryanne were honoured at a dinner  held in the Parthenon Restaurant in Sechelt on Tuesday,  December 4, at which time  fulsome tribute was paid to the  sterling work Frank has done  in the voluntary position by the  Chairman of the Society Doug  Roy.  Frank was born in Germany  on April 11,1911, near Heidelberg. He studied Law and  Economics until 1936 at which  time his fajly^Q.* Supreme  Court Judge, ��;as forcibly  retired by the Nazi .regime. "It  was evident, under the circumstances, that the legal profession in Germany could not be  followed," said Frank.  Shortly thereafter Frank  emigrated to England. He  joined the British Army in 1940  at first with the Engineers and  subsequently in Intelligence. At  the conclusion of the hostil  ities he served with the Control  Commission for Germany until  19S0, retiring with distinction  with the rank of Major.  He was discharged in York  and looked around for some  where to live. He was told that  there was a 15 to 18 year  waiting list for a house in postwar England so he decided to  emigrate again, this time to  Canada.  His first stop in Canada was  in Montreal and he was enjoying, just about this time of  the year, a very favourable job  interview in the Sun Life  Building but came out to find  that the temperature had  plummeted 25 degrees to well  below zero during the course of  the interview so he immediately  went to the station and caught a  train for the West Coast.  Upon his arrival on the  Coast he met some people from  Port Mellon and he has lived on  the Sunshine Coast ever since.  His most recent retirement  from the Sunshine Coast  Services Society takes effect on  ' December 14 but Frank made  it quiticlear that he would be  carrying pn his activities in the  field of. accountancy and  financial advice.  Supply Ltd.  nl       886-7',.'  POIHSETTIAS  Christmas  sh c ut Hoik  Christmas  Stockings Secheh Council  continued bom page one  J'tlin*d in development, re-toning or special  fiatesrone for offen?ive TacueHafi-He g"bbed  Bulletin to the Binnacle  &  t  The 'Bubble is expanding! And as it does, it is enveloping more  people in higher places, gathering more effluent which is plugging  the drains to the pipes of progress.  A letter from Invar Survey's Ltd., dated July 11,1979, referring  to Lot II, D.L, 1331 which is all a part of the Binnacle Avenue  fiasco, requested approval of a proposed subdivision and a copy  ofa plan which accompanied the letter.  In a letter from Village Planner Dennis Walton dated  November 27, Council was advised that the plan had been turned  down for several reasons, one of them being the problems of septic  tanks and drain fields in the area outlined. His opinion was  backed up by Chris Woodward, Deputy Minister of Municipal  Affairs.  Dayton and Knight were then commissioned to do a study ofa  sewage collection system designed to traverse through parcel 11.  In the meantime, Mr. Van Egmond wants to move on the sale  and development of his lots. He has now retained the services ofa  solicitor to press his application and this is where the plot  thickens.  When the matter was presented to Council, Alderman  McDonald moved the matter be turned over to the Planning  Committee for further action.  Alderman Hall requested an amendment to the motion, stating  that discussions should not be held without a new planner being in  on them. He also stated, "All developers should be responsible for  sewage collection systems when developing properties and there  should be no exception!*.  He added, "There is no reason the Village should have to carry  the burden!"  Clerk Malcolm Shanks said he may have more facts and figures  to present to Council for the next meeting for the liquidating ofa  sewage system in the Lot 11 area.  When the subject of Mr, Van Egmond's solicitor came up,  Mayor Boucher stated, "This Village alio has access to solicitors  and we are not going to be frightened into an untenable position  by such threats!"  So there you are. Belles! The cauldron bubbles and boils and at  this point it looks like action is on the way. Keep your chin's up  and a 'nose-pin' handy!  Other items  Three other items of business rounded out the final days of the  evening. One was the appointment of Alderman Hall as the  Village representative to the Ferry Committee being set up by  local governments to put pressure on the Ferry Corporation when  fare increases and scheduling discussions come up. It seems the  Corporation has ignored local recommendations in the put for  lack of clout by committees.  A recommendation by Village Planner Walton written on  November 28 that bylaw No. ,109 be rescinded. This would put  control of land use back into the Village Council's jurisdiction and  not with the S.C.R.D.  And finally, Alderman McDonald recommended that new  Council members attend the U.B.C.M. seminars being held in  February in Delta and. that the Village pay accommodation and  travel.  Schools  Coast News, December 11,1979  ran   page   sat  at Elphinstone and that the  Management Committee  should go to Victoria to make  that case personally as well as  discuss the possibility of funds  being made available to build a  new School Board office. The  final estimate of capital expenses for the whole District  comes to $1,964,400 which of  course are: a) cost shareable  with Victoria and b) subject to  Ministry approval.  WANTED  or Wriai Have Vou  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  Wt BUYBEFR  BOTTLES  ^**mmW i*a*e*^*m   e**^mmW^**^mw^.*J*******r-jmmqi^  Season's greetings  from  Mack's nursery  We will be CLOSED  from Dec. 9th to Feb. 29th.  We have SKIRTS, SWEATERS,  SUITS, SLACKS, BLOUSES  We have  Polyester, Velour, Wool,  Acrylic & "Su/aoV.  Everything, in fact,  in Special Sportswear for your  Special Someone!  Use our  Lay-Away  Plan  TraH Bay Centra, teetaM  There's onlv one  Dramatic 26" ColoiTrak* consoles  with ChanheLotJk Remote  RCA's top-of-the-llnel This striking contemporary showpiece offers styling to  match its superb performance. Along with ColorTrak's 8 automatic systems and  ChanneLock Remote Control, you get the special "Limited Edition" features of  Dual Dimension sound; super-vivid, super-sharp Super AccuFilter 100�� picture  tube; and Dynamic Detail Processor for exceptionally fine detail. Also available in  classic European styling.  ...and vou deserve it!  GD930  RCA Color TV with  ChanneLock Remote  Sffl",  J  20" ColoiTrak'  table model with  ChanneLock Remote  ChanneLock Remote Control tuning plus  ColorTrak's 8automatic systems...in a  compact, good-looking set that uses only 109  watts of power on average, thanks to RCA's  XtendedLlfe chassis.  "26" picture tube (63cm diagonal picture)  ���20" picture tube (48-cm diagonal picture)  in the new  Trail Bay Mall  885-2568  ���a^xzjmm**" wb -'  J&C ELECTRONICS       aSw^WjJfer  ���      ^^ ^^ i^^MB^a^    ���    ���  �� ���*am*' I   *t a **m*y\mmm CANADA'S LAROSST AND BSST-KNOWN MCOKO STOKES 8. Coast News, December 11,1979  Metal chimneys  dangerous  Class A metal chimneys used mainly In free stmdinj fireplaces  have been pul on the danger list...  On Friday of last week, Gordon Anderson, the British  Columbia Fire Commissioner Imposed an Immediate ban on  them.  The Class A piping was originally designed for oil and gas  heaters, but now with the upsurge In popularity of wood burning  stoves, they are being widely used In solid fuel heaters. In mild  weather such as we have at this time, fires bum low and creosote  builds up in the chimneys. In colder weather the fires are turned up  and there is Ihe danger of a chimney fire. If the creosote ignites, the  temperature in tht chimney will soar lo over 2000 degrees  Fahrenheit. The pipe is only designed to Insulate against a heat of  1000 degrees Fahrenheit. The pipe Is only designed to insulate  against a heat of 1000 degrees and the high temperatures can bum  down the chimney.  Other dangers with this type of chimney are Ihat the metal can  corrode leaving the house frame exposed plus the Insulation Inside  Ihe liner can settle or s dent In Ihe liner can cause hot spots.  People wilh Class A chimneys should make sure that they check  for creosote build up at least once a week.  Zero clearance fireplaces are also died as dangerous, fire  Marshall Brian Knowles strongly recommended against Installing  doors on them if they do not presently have them.  This ban on Class A chimneys Is not retroactive. Those  previously installed and those In the process of being Installed do  not come under Ihe ban.  Adult Centre  This past month has been a  busy one for thc Centre. It  started with a visit from  Crossreach, an Adult Day Care  Centre at 16th and Burrard in  Vancouver. Two of thc visitors  were able to spend some time  with old friends and relatives,  which made thc day extra  special for them. We thank Kay  Inglis for brightening the day  with her music, Rene Jardine  and Eileen Spencer for their  culinary talents; the apple pies  were a big hit.  We continue lo he blessed  with excellent community  support, one uf the recent being  gifts from the Gibsons Lion  Club of a pressure cooker and  carving knife plus the loan of 20  chairs with arms.  November 16 marked the  first day of thc Centre in  Sechelt. Wc believe this makes  us the first travelling Day Care  in British Columbia. Space has  been made available by the  Senior Citizens Association  and wc will be open Fridays  from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for  .coffee,.cards, etc. For more  "information please contact the  Director, Louise Hume, at 885-  5881.  This past week a successful  Tea & Craft sale was held at the  Kin Hut. The afghan was won  by N. Wellwood; crochet  pillow, S.  Nebocat; and the  candy house by Claim Nygren.  Thanks to all who donated to  the sale, tea goodies for the  tables and the Gibsons Hospital Auxilary for the extra  tables and large urn.  Our Christmas party will be  held December 20 at Gibsons  and we hope to bring the two  groups together for this event.  We wish all a very Merry  Christmas and a Happy New  Year and a large THANK YOU  to the community for all the  jupport you have given  Representatives  check wharf  Fire Marshall Brian' Knowles Indicates a heat spot  caused by a dent in the recently banned Class A metal  chimney.  On Wednesday, December 5,  Federal and Provincial representatives, Ray Skelly and Don  Lockstead met with members  of the new Gibsons Council  and the Marina Committee.  The most pressing item on  the agenda was the upgrading  of the present facilities at the  Government Wharf.  Skelly had made a tour of the  Coast, inspecting the condition  of wharfage in his riding. He  found that the two berthage  areas most in need of immediate repair were in Gibsons  and Campbell River, and he  will be meeting with the Small  Crafts and Harbours Board  and the Public Works in  Ottawa on the 1 Ith and 12th of  this month to ask for financial  aid to see them through the  winter.  The Small Crafts and Harbours Board is presently conducting a five year study and is  reluctant to spend any money  at the present time, but Skelly  noted that a similar project in  Delta has been given the green  light and he will use this as a  lever.  The second item up for  discussion was the Federal  Government's part in the  financing of the new Marina in  the Gibsons Bay area. Skelly  will begin proceedings on this  in Ottawa. The allocation of  Federal money is required  before the Provincial Government's portion of the grant  money is available.  After his meeting at the  Village office, Skelly visited the  Elphinstone Secondary School  where he had an open question  and answer session with the  students; topics ranged from  local issues to the Government's stand on the Iran crisis.  In a conversation with the  Coast News later in the evening, Skelly outlined his feelings  on the two proposals for a  natural gas line to Vancouver  Island���one by B.C. Hydro  through the Gulf Islands and  the other by West Coast Transmission further north, crossing  the northern tip of Texada  Island.  He felt that even though  estimates for the more northerly route were higher than  the lower one, it was preferable for at least two major  reasons. The topography of the  lower route was over an area of  marine, mountains where the  possibility of future shifts in the  land surface would be an  ongoing threat. Secondly, if the  southern route was used, there  would be a tendency to give  first consideration to the  southern end of the Island. This  he felt would set back development of the upper portion.  Whereas if the northern route  was used, the necessary gas  would be diverted south.  Even though there is still  some question about whether  natural gas is the best present  power source for Vancouver.  Island, he was concerned that if  it was not used by the province  there was a danger of it being  exported to the United States  and he would rather see it used  in Canada.  Regarding Dome Petroleum's proposed pipe line at  Brittania Beach, Skelly felt that  they were talking off the top of  their heads at the present time.  HOLLY TEA  Gibsons United Church Hall  Friday, December 7,  2:00 p.m. till 3:30 p.m.  Home Baking, Gift Items  White Elephants       75t  *5Bffi-g35SSeffitSt5BtBgffi5S  Bolng Away For The Holidays!!  Try our home care package.  Pats included  Put your mind at ease.  Have your home patrolled   ��� by  STAR SECURITY AND PATROL sl  ^^^       Guard Dog Patrol  For further details  call  016-2122  MS-8M7  L^LaPOWQP fi     Tel. 885-9626 m  IHarinoitd-Cowrie st Seche"*  I "The Chain Saw Centre"  ~~~    \ Homelite ��� Pioneer ��� Husquarna - Poulan  V     I Stihl ��� Oregon Saw Chains  L#i     Splitting Mauls, Splittion Wedges,  * Axes, Fallers Supplies, Chains,  Bars, accessories  ^Thy-  Mercury Outboards  ^^^^^  \i> & Mercruisers  Toro and Case Mowers & Tractor*  malU* matVmm%mmi)/mmmmr*mm****alm* ���*At  ���At-**  From his hovercraft arrival in Gibsons last Saturday, Santa continued to travel In style.  His friends at Mainland Motors had a shiny white Cadillac awaiting him.  1490  South   Fletcher  Road,  Gibsons, B.C.  THERE IS NO CHARGE  FOR THE PERMIT OR INSPECTION.  OFFICE HOURS:  Monday to Wednesday  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Thursday to Friday  8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  I.R. Jones,  Building Inspector,  Village of Gibsons  885-9666  Fuel warning  Solid fuel burning appliances pipes, or furnace chambers'.  arc very rapidly becoming 0n completion of the instal-  more popular as people be- Imw-* of equipment an income aware of the ever in- spection if required by the local  creasing fuel costs. Because this Assistant Fire marshall or the  trend has been so last, there has Village of Gibsons Building  not been enough information Inspector. If you have already  available for thc individual installed such equipment with-  who wants to install such out a permit or are planning to  equipment in his home. Be- install such equipment, please  cause of this trend, we, the obtain a permit from the  Village of Gibsons and the Village of Gibsons office at  West Howe Sound Fire Protection District aa- very concerned over the improper  installation of some of this  equipment.  Regulation in British Columbia require thc property  owner lo obtain a permit from  the Fire Marshall or local  Assistant Fire Marshall prior  to installation of 'wood burning, gas or oil lired equipment,  chimneys,   fireplaces,   smoke  Study  sought  VICTORIA: Don Lockstead  (N.D.P.-Mackenzie) has called  on Forests Minister Tom  Wi terland to release the Mid-  coi.st Wood evaluation study,  ���"'.rich has now been completed,  to thc people of Ocean Falls  area.  As M.L.A. for the area,  Lockstead says he has asked  Waterland for a copy of the  study, and thai Waterland has  refused to make one available  to him.  "The future of Ocean Falls  will be determined by this  study, and I feel the people here  have a right to know what the  conclusions of Ihis study are.  We have waited long enough  fur the; government to make a  decision. Wc want to know  what the Minister is planning lo  do with thc uncommitted  resources in this area. It's our  future, and we want an opportunity to study the report,"  Lockstead said.  VLmBSSIFIED JIDS  THE  *% PIT STOP 4  *1 i High Performance  Auto Parts  /jt\    TR W pour Wheel Drive  ^ Chassis Parts  ^^1    OPEN  9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday  Located at Coast Industries    1386-9159  SWANSON'S  Ready-Mix Ltd.  Quality Concrete  )    Excavatina Ltd.    O  Excavating Ltd  Wharf Road, Box 172  Sechell, B.C.  Septic Systems  Excavations  Dralnfleldi  885-5333  L&H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand-Gravel  Dump Trucks  \t  Gibsons Ready Mix  WORKING  IN THE COMMUNITY  86 9412  Drainrock "Washed Rock  ����������Va%VaV  Sand 'Road Mulch  "Concrete Anchor*!:  Avail. $20f  Mon.���Friday 8a.m.���5p.m.[  :Av.y.y.w.y.y  ;j  I:*: *:1  ^gAjXjjjjj  ^^tjjA^  jU^  Gibsons Swimming Pool  Christmas Season (&  Pool Schedule:  Saturday, December 15  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Public Swim  Sunday, December 16  12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m. Family Swim  2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Public Swim  7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Adults only  Monday, December 17  6:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Early Bird Swim  10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Ladles Swim - Trim  11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Noon Swim  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Public Swim  7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Public Swim  Tuesday, December 18  10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Moms and Tots  11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Noon Swim  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Public Swim  7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Public Swim  Wednesday, December 19  6:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Early Bird Swim  11:30 a.m..- 1:00 p.m. Noon Swim  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Public Swim  .7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Adults only  Thursday, December 20  8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Canfor  11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Noon Swim  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Public Swim  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Canfor  Friday, December 21  6:00 a.m. ��� 8:30 a.m. Early Bird  10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Sr. Citizens  11:30 a.m. ��� 1:00 p.m. Noon Swim  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Public Swim  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m'. Public Swim  8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Teens Only  Saturday, December 22  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Public Swim  7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Public Swim  Sunday, December 23  12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m. Family Swim  2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Public Swim  7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Adults only  Monday, December 24  11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Noon Swim  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Public Swim  Tuesday, December 25  Closed All Day  Wednesday, December 26  Closed All Day  Thursday, December 27  8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Canfor  11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Noon Swim  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Public Swim  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Canfor  Friday, December 28  11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Noon Swim  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Public Swim  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Public Swim  8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Teens Only  Saturday, December 29  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Public Swim  7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Public Swim  Sunday, December 30  12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m. Family Swim  2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Public Swim  10:00 p.m. Adults Only  Monday, December 31  -1:00 p.m. Noon Swim  5:00 p.m. Public Swim  Tuesday, January 1,1980  Closed All Day  Wednesday, January 2,1980  Start of 1980 Programme  Check your new brochure for pool times.  7:00 p.m.  11:30 a.m  1:00 p.m.  ? Christmas Gifts ?  Pool Admission Strip Tickets:  Children 10 for $5.00  Teens 10 for $6.00  Adults 10 for $8.00  Senior Citizens 10 for $5.00  ^���--ia!dLS^^immin9 Po01 wishes everybodya Merrvf Strikes and spares mtgt,  kl u.j va..i������.,���. Slough-Ofls: ^BF���^T  ^ ^, - ,���,   i   jaaimTTfl^mnma^a^a^MZ^I^^l  . Jj ftjhe home team Grade Eights of Pender Harbour score a basket against a like team  ! \* v/rom Elphinstone in basketball action in Pender Harbour last Friday. Pender delighted  ��� ^their fans by winning the game htyfdlly. l-  f Wanderers  ** After an early November  . -slump the Elphinstone  '.���^Vanderers have come back  ;.';'with three consecutive strong  ft! wins. The latest being a strong,  !;| one-sided 3-1 victory over the  '���:(. second place team Club Viti.  >���; This win brings the  ;���'{! Wanderers within two points of  "'j first place  Rob Williams was the chief  marksman, jwitji. two   goals.  Nick BefgnMMWQud out the  scoring with a beautiful solo  ^effort  It was a fine team effort  again by all the Wanderers. Our  boys can draw closer to the top  with a' victory this Sunday,  December 16 at 2 p.m either at  Langdale  or  Elphinstone  Secondary School field  by Bud Mulcaster  Ralph Roth was top man in  the Classic League last week  with a 330 single and 1008 for  four games and Gwen Edmonds for the ladies with a 315  single and 979 for four.  In the Ball and Chain League  Freeman Reynolds had it going  again with games of 308-311  and an 837 triple.  Marg Iverson had high triple  in the Tuesday Coffee League  with 706, Janet Flumerfelt in  the Wednesday Coffee League  with 750, Mavis Stanley in the  Phuntastique League with 713  and Don slack took me for four  bits with a 733 triple in the  Legion League. Lots of high  200 games through the Leagues  but the 300 game is becoming  elusive. I think we're getting  too deadly on the headpin.  Highest Scores:  Classic:  Gwen Edmonds 315-979  Ralph Roth 330-1008  Tuesday Coffee:  Wendy Craighead 272-644  Nora Solinsky 227-644  Donna Wheelihan 228-661  Marg Iverson 261-706  Swingers:  Beth Ballantyne 222-548  Alice Smith 270-623  Len Hornett 228-550  Phil Fletcher 242-578  Gibsons 'A':  Nancy Carby 240-658  Mike Cavalier 278-678  Bob Ford 265-681  Wednesday Coffee:  June Frandsen  Bonnie McConnell  Edna Bellerive  ,  Janet Flumerfelt  Slough-Offs:  Ann Foley  Carol Tetzlaff  Ball & Chain:  Cauleen McCuaig  Gloria Tourigny  Brent McCuaig  Don Slack  Freeman Reynolds  Phuntastique:  Mavis Stanley  Don Slack  Legion:  Debbie Newman  Bill Price Jr.  Don Slack  246-600  243-667  261-681  281-684  262-652  276-740  311-837  273-713  257-661  253-642  276-691  289-733  Bantam Jets:  Karin Constable  Karen Foley  Shane Keddie  Gary Tetzlaff  Bantams:  Sue Lynn Skinner  John Richardson  Sean Tetzlaff  Juniors:  Arlene Mulcaster  Dan Hurren  Seniors:  Barb Turley  Britta Hirschfelder  Dean Martin  110-214  114-219  151-263  137-268  126-343  208-505  200-524  193-550  240-616  Coast News, December 11,1979  PENINSULA  MARKET  885-9721    Davis Bay, B.C.  tide tables  Vouth Bowling Council:  Elphie basketball  262-676  245-684  269-697  261-750  On the weekend of Decern*  ber 1 the Senior Boys Basketball team travelled to Cariboo  Hill to participate in a six team  single   tournament.   The  Cougars' first game was against  Lord Tweedsmuir. Tweedmuir  having a much taller team, the  Cougars were forced to play  tough   defense.  The  defense  held and the Cougars went on  to win 67-49. Mike Partridge  led the scoring with 23 with  Rob Jonas scoring 16and Clint  Suveges 15. this win left the  Cougars to play the home team,  Cariboo Hill, and the winner  was  to  go   to  the finals.  Elphinstone   played  its  best  basketball of the season and  easily won 62-39. It was a real  team   effort   with   everyone  scoring. Suveges led the scoring  with 20 points and Partridge  and Grant Gill had 10 each.  This set the finals between  Elphie and Seaquamwho were  the winners on the other side.  Elphie's starters averaged 5'10"  while Seaquam's starters averaged 6' I". This gave Seaquam a  big height advantage and they  therefore controlled the rebounds. Elphinstone also shot  poorly and had to settle for the  runner-up spot in the tournament.   Mike    Partridge   was  named to the Honourable  Mention Team and Clint Suveges was selected to the All  Star Team.  Reference'"'   ' Pacific'  Point AUlifcon Sumfari Tim.  Fri. Dec. 14  0245 11  0725 " 9  1330 14  2050 5  Sgl. Dec. IS  0345   * 12  0815 9  1350 |3  ************************************************************** 2I25      4  ��� Groceries ��� Fishing Tackle  ��� Sundries ��� Timex Watches  Wid. pec. 12,  0500 ,75  12X5,': " 14.5  1935 ' ": 7.1  Thurt. Dec. 13  Olis ' ' ' 10.5  0600 "''���' 8 5  1255 14.3  2020" ' ���  6.1  Open 9���9/  7 Days a Week  Sun. Dw���lt.���.  0430. a ,. 12.9  0920     10.3  1430     13.8  2 2205   ��� ,3,0  4 Mon. Dec.. 17 ' ,  1 0510 ',   13.7  0 1000      IIW  1500     13.8  1 2230     "2.2  9 Tues. Dec: rs '  9   0545    ��� 14.3  0   1055    ' 10.5  1555     13.S  2315     -1.6  WOOD HEATIN8 CENTRE  Everything you need tb heat with wood.  We Install Wood Heat  All Styles AMIOhtS All Brands  Any Size FlrBSCIDBIIS Any Shape  Any Size BOSS RP8 D00P Any Shape  nra Tools  Cultured Stone Facings  Slate arid Marble Hearths  Fireplace conversions  Free Estimates        No Obligation  kUNSHINE!  See our  Bargain Shelf  for good buys  NDP tiMorfe  JDUCTSx  Richard Sasaratt 886.7411  North Road and Kiwanis Way    886-6023  We Install All Our Products  -^  "�����/. mw*w wwm as a warn.  On the Rocks ��>   .--...    ,. ... .��i-��j������^*_M^3mSmmmmWBS  It's halfway through the season and time for the Sechelt Renegades to sit back on their  laurels for a few weeks. Displayed In the foreground are some of the many trophies  they have won as a team.  by Helen Sallis  KENMAC PAht^ift to be  ;thanked for sponsoring the  Perennial Trophy ftyouf Club  {Mixed Spiel which was held on  {December I and 2. Several  {games went into extra ends, the  ;most crucial being the final of  jj jthe "A". The results are as  "}|follows:  !"A" event:  .      1st: Dan   Reitlo,  Maureen  ijikinniburgh,   Jan   Neubauer,  '���JJLaura Nestman.  ."' .2nd: Russ Hanchar, Laura  ���; McAuley, Bob Grant, Bernice  ���jj Hatichar.  I'l'W.fym.',  *���;'���    1st: Ken    Johnson,    Pam  ���oKn- vies',   Larry   Knowles,  .-/Dianne Johnson  li;  2nd: Larry   Boyd,   Nancy  :���''Douglas, Bill Douglas, Yvonne  -.JjBoyd  fjjf C* event:  :���','   1st: John Kavanagh, Jackie  ."���JjTyler,   Tony   Tyler,   Chris  ���;';Kavanagh  ���*Jj  2nd: Murray Crosby, Denise  .���jJjKennett, Peter Rigby, Gloria  Lindsay  While the Club members  nave been very involved lately  with the various bonspiels quite  a few less spectacular things  have been happening.  Our junior curlers were in  Powell River for a curling meet  on December 1. Then to the  North Shore Rec Centre for an  exhibition game December 4.  These activities have been  leading up to the junior  playdowns to be held at the  McPherson Rink in Burnaby  this coming weekend. We will  be ably represented but the  makeup.of the actual rinks has  not yet been decided.  '  There are quite a few of us at  the Club-, who owe a vote of  thanks to Maureen Kin-  niburgh. Dennis Suveges,  Howie Larsen, and Mike  Clement* for their Tuesday,  night Curl Canada Clinics.  They have all given a lot of time |  and effort to help many curlers.  We have all gained in  confidence and knowledge.  Now it's Up to us to put it into  practice and improve!!!  ft *��^<j��t?V"  0 <?!;���� C.JJ"  Sir  CSCjCScCSk  'S'C. SSCjCSc  isiifii  ATLAST  it's sail not too late  to decorate  for the holiday season.  SUNSHINE  KITCHENS  FINE CABINETS  886-9411 Gibsons  Seamless Glitters  manufactured at your home  Vinyl SlflinO Aluminum  Rollup AlVnlnOS Stationary  Aluminum CSPDOPtS - CSnOPlOS Aluminum  Blown In InSUlatlOn-Blown In  breeze   LATBX ,r  With General Paint,  BREEZE EGGSHELL  LATEX, the beautiful,  easy-to-apply, mellow  sheen, washable finish  for bedrooms, living  rooms, hallways and  famlly rooms. Quick mmmmhhh  clean-up with warm soapy water Do It right the  first time with General Paint.  Look lor  SECHELT ,  BUILDING  SUPPLIES LTD  SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED  885-2283   Helping you to do It right the first time.  Available on the Sunshine Coast  and in immediate supply.  ��� ���{.-.- The  FREE HEAT  MACHINE  How to select the correct  model for your fireplace  Simply measure the height, depth and rear width'  of your firebox. Then select the tallest and deepest model FREE HEAT MACHINE' (from the chart  below) that will fit inside your firebox.  Be sure to have this information when you contact your dealer.      ____\  r  (J3322ED  Minimum Fire Box Dimensions  Tube Top Bottom Width Overall  Depth at Back HMgM  19%" 24%" 27%"  19%" 24%" 30%*'  23%" 24Vi" 30%"  19%" 24%" 32%" ���  23%"     24%"     32%"  Model height Depth  23-20   22%"    16%"  26,20   25%"  26-24* 125,%"  28-20-*27%"  J��8t24. ty%"  15%"  20!'  15"  19"  A small tire is a sate fire.  Feel the incredible amounts of heat given off by  the smallest of fires.  Installed, and heating our store.  Available MCklSNMll on the Sunshine Coast from  G\C)    AC RENTALS &  \R/  BUILDING SUPPLIES  ^7 883-2S89  Plaza 101, Corner of Hwy. 101 and  Francis Peninsula Rd��� Pender Harbour.       m     Com* ia and tee tor yourself. Coast Newt, ue*~.mber 11,1979  riiiiinitfMviiii^Tnfli  n*CL,,"��lllliiisii.    .4.%,     .^liillk U  -i'SSSiiii.  J^'li.'  ^������^  VISIT SANTA  in his Winter Wonderland  Every Friday & Saturday til Christmas, Noon til 4 p.m.  in the Santa House next to the Heron Cafe  Help us make a Merry Christmas for those underprivileged children on the Sunshine Coast. Drop an unwrapped gift at the  Santa House and "The Elves" will see that it gets to those in need.  \ \it*^m \it*^m,afw*��miat*m*tm ifffim   **fam  atytim  Cmma                      m-m.  >  e4*^  'tit'* (tiwcAtfmt'        J<\  DixtJ of ikt   My*  <Snohhina       \\%'_^  tzRuik?             \^  Wl.tat youxitlf to ra|  df  a latiifuir.     axtak.il I  m  l     Gibsons, B.C. ^^b^  w  Licensed  Premises  Chinese & Western Food  Open Tues. - Sun.  11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.      Take 0ul  Closed Dec. 24th to Jan. 1st 0r Dme ln  Chinese food is now on our lunch Menu.  ^g!ji2eDriyeGibson^886-92i9^j  Paldmorh,Plnc andolherPleasures  Stained Glass  $3.98 & up  Wrapping Paper & Cards  Bags of  Christmas Gum Drops  $1.20  Handmade  Christmas Decorations  and Stocking Stuffers  A Great Selection is Still Available  Special Christmas        Bottom Of School Road  Hours:  Mon.Sat., 10a.m. ��� 4:30p.m. 886-835S  HUm  MARINE      *  ELECTRONICS1  Decca Marine Radar  S&TVHF&SSB&  Universe CB  Come tee our  DEPTH SOUNDER  Christinas Specials  Across Irom ths Co-op.        80O*79*S  *-**mV   **a\i   maim*   ****%'  ������*,%*"***%��� ��*Ae���  ,:���.,,,M,,���MMMM'.  Florist &  Lower  Gibsons  Poinsettias   *5.95  Wicker Ware  886-2715  I     GIBSONS      ;  I GIRLS & GUYS i  Hair Care  for the Family  VITA-HERB  Treatments  Ear Piercing  3 Call Dill Seaside f  ; 886*2120 Plaza  m HBP Bookstore *  A Great Selection  Available  i Elegance in  Suedes, Velours  & Beautiful  Dresses & Suits  Menu m-store specials  Open Mon. - Sat.  10 a.m. -5:30 p.m.  GIBSONS  SHELL  SERVICE  Downtown Qlbtoni  Monday thru Saturday  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.  Sunday: 11 a.m. -6 p.m.  General Serrlce  886-257*  Variety.  Jfoobsi  Snack Bar  & Deli  Health Foods  886-2936  Gibsons Harbour  BRflun  Basic  KITCHEN  MACHINE  ��199.��  ^|.|.(]lniif:.  ^ll/oMnnli)  Tickets available Dec. 15th  at Fitzgeralds  Please book early.  HTZ-SEEALD'S  First Annual  HEW YEAR'S EUE PARTY  We have room for  50 people  to celebrate the coming of  The New Year  An Extrauaganza ol Music, Food I Drink  9 p.m. -1 a.m.  Dress: 1930's formal  Taxi service available for over-achievers.  $50 per person or $95 per couple, all included.  Phone 886-2888  886-7744  886-7744  _Corner_Of_School & Gower Point Roads  Store Hours:  Mon.-Thurs.: 10-6  Fri.: 10-9  Sat: 10-6  Sun.: 11-6  A Good Selection of  Christmas Books  is now available, with  New Selections arriving daily!'  Lots of copies of  Hubert Evan's best selling  "O TIME IN  YOUR FLIGHT"  Many other books by local authors:  The Resurrection of Joseph Bourne  by Jack Hodgins  Opening Doors ��� Vancouver's East End  Sound Heritage  Vol. VIII, Nos. 1 & 2  The Coast of Many Faces  by Ulli Steltzer & Catherine Kerr  Ralph Edwards of Lonesome Lake  by Ed Gould  Other Best-Setting  . Canadian Authors  Fresh Water, Salt Water  by Allan Anderson  And No Birds Sang    by Farley Mowat  Songs From The Front & Rear  by Anthony Hopkins  How To Invest Your Money &  Profit From Inflation  by Morton Shulman  The Immigrants   by Gloria Montero  A Wide & Wonderful  Selection of  Books for Children  Many Fantastic  Coloring Books  Holly Hobbie, Stained Glass  Christmas Ornaments  & many more!  <  -f  ii in i     hi  COME SHOP IN OLD GIBSONS LANDING  m_____^____A_A^_m^_m^_Jm_m___^_m_m_mm_L_^^_____\__l  SILL From Skelly in Ottawa  On Petrocan  Coast News, December 11,1979  11.  Business was brisk and the pottery went fast at the sale In Gibsons on Saturday  morning.  .    by Raymond Skelly, M.P.  Tuesday, December 4, 1979  Last week Bill Hopper, the  straight-from-the shoulder  president of Petro-Canada,  appeared before the House of  Commons Energy Committee  to answer some questions  about that government-owned  corporation which the Clark  government intends to rip  apart and sell off to private  interests.  In the course of the meeting,  Hopper disclosed that Canadian taxpayers would save  "hundreds of millions of dollars" if the latest Alberta oil  sands project wer run by Petro-  Canada instead of private  interests as is now the case.  The saving would arise from  not having to include profits  for the private companies since  the government-owned corpor  ation operates on a no return  basis.  Petro-Canada is actually  involved in the $5 billion oil  sands project now but only as a  minor partner. The major  partner is the Shell corporation  who will be making the major  portion of that profit at the  expense of Canadian taxpayers.  The question of Petro-  Canada 's involvement in the oil  sands projects (there will  probably be three more of  similar size) was raised by New  Democratic Party leader Ed  Broadbent who took the occasion to comment that this is a  prime example of how a  government oil company could  operate to the benefit of the  public. Whether or not such  examples will move the bull-  headed architects of the plan to  sell off Petro-Canada is not  known.  Hopper also disclosed that if  Petro-Canada is sold, taxpayers will have to assume $1.5  billion ih company debts-  something the Tories have not  told us.  One of the funny/sad aspects  of this whole Petro-Canada  fiasco is that shortly after the  Canadian public has lost this  vital instrument with which to  influence our own petroleum  industry, it will be necessary to  set up yet another government  petroleum corporation from  scratch.  As Hopper explained the  international political climate  will make a government agency  essential to handle sales between one country and another  because the Organization of  Petroleum Exporting Countries is increasingly reluctant to  deal with private companies.  Such an agency will be needed  in five to 10 years. Hopper said.  So there we have it: Petro-  Canada could save us millions  if wc kept it and will cost us  millions if we sell it. Yet the  Clark government is determined to go ahead with the sale  and may have to set up another  Petro-Canada within a few  years. It just doesn't make  sense.  As a member of the audience, Cpl. Harry Story gets to feel what it's like to be on the  receiving end of things during the mime portion of the Variety Show on Sunday at the  Twilight Theatre.  VLHSSIFIFI)mffDS  Come in for a demonstration  ��78S.��  A home computer system (or financial  management, personal education and  family education.  HO FstHMM 18J r  imnmnim  Or Mifwtd Crtm  4  884-5240  Dunham Rd.,      ^^^^^^  Port Mellon    SM "dl on P'BM 3>18 <1S  ni���-MUM    ���!.JLiiiiL   rl J �����  SHOP IN OlD GIB!  i  ISLANDING  li  ni  Gingerbread Houses  I remember being taken to  see the operetta   Hansel and  Gretel when I was a little girl. The  witch was the epitome of all that a  witch should    be���she gave me bad  dreams forsimply ages��� but she lived in  the most incredible house. Who  ever designed the scenery for that production  sure knew how a witch would entice any stray  boy or girl into her house. That house is an  outstanding memory of my childhood and now  each year at Christmas I try to conjure up a  little of that magic by making a much smaller  gingerbread house for my own children���not  with a witch lurking evilly, but with a smiling  Santa standing on top of the chimney.  Gingerbread houses are great fun to make  and can be as elaborate or simple as you  desire���or your purse strings���or your muse.  One should make up ones design beforehand,  carefully measured, and check it to see that all  the bits fit together. This is an ideal family  project and those would-be architects can  really go to town designing their dream house.  Cut your house design out of paper and label  each piece so that you know what It is. If the  edifice stands you can save the plan till next  year.  The gingerbread should be baked a while  beforehand���at least a week���before construction starts. It crumbles less easily if  it has a little time to mature. Handling  gingerbread dough is a bit like playing with  silly putty, but try not to use too much flour  when rolling out as the dough will become  too dry and be difficult to handle.  I find that the following recipe is enough for  my gingerbread house which hasa base of 8" x  10"���and for some gingerbread cookies to  hang on the Christmas tree.  1 cup shortening        1 tablespoon ginger  1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon  1 cup molasses 1 teaspoon cloves  1 egg 5 cups Hour  2 tsblespoons vinegar Vh teaspoons baking  'li teaspoon salt soda  Cream the shortening and sugar, beat in the  egg and molasses, then mix in the dry  ingredients. It is best to chill the dough���at  least three hours, preferably overnight.  When you're ready to bake it, it is easier to  handle just a little at a time. I handle just  enough dough to roll out for each section of  my house. Roll out the dough on a lightly  floured board to about %" thick and cut out  each house section. Place on a baking tray and  bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  After the baked gingerbread has cooled,  store it in a cool place for a week or so. When  you're ready to construct your house, use a  frosting made from 1 pound of icing sugar to 3  egg whites. Use your Imagination, your  frosting and candies to decorate your house to  your heart's content���your children will think  you're much less of an old witch than you try to  make out!  Ntit Ltwl��        Home Economic Teacher,  Elphinstone High School  ������HWIIlll  liaiiilli8Vyjini����BIHflNMlE��itfUiJlia^^ 12. Coast News, December 11,1979  CHRISTMAS  SPECIAL  i*  Sunshine Coast Historical Calendar  Now Only $3^  Chatelech  Honour Roll  Grade 8  DAWN BANDI  TREVOR BLAIR  CARMELLA  DE LOS SANTOS  SUSAN McKIBBIN  THERESA MATTHAUS  DEBBIE MIDNIGHT  HEATHER NICHOLSON  DAVID PARRY  DIANA POLOK  MICHELLE ROGERS  NICOLA WALKEY  Grade 9  STEPHEN ALMOND  NADINE HALL  ELAINE MATHIESON  LISA MATTHAUS  ELLEN THOMAS  KEVIN TORVICK  TINA WILLOUGHBY  DARCIE YOUNG  Grade 10  LANA ALLAN  TONY BROOKS  ANDREW FRIZZELL  SHERRY JORGENSEN  STEPHENIE MURPHY  PETRINA NICHOLSON  JENNY PAJOR  KELLY SOLEIM  YVONNE WONG  Resignation  The following teachers have  submitted resignations prior to  November 30 and they must  therefore be accepted:  Mrs. Diane Earle - half-  time teacher at the Hospital  and Homebound.  Mrs. Carol Janyk - Sechelt  Elementary.  Mr. John Spence - Industrial  Education Teacher at  Elphinstone Secondary  Mrs. Wendy Budde -  Principal's relieving teacher at  Langdale Elementary.  HONOURABLE MENTION  Grade 8  SEAN BLACK  DOMINIC BROOKS  DEAN BROWN  SEAN ECKFORD  DAVID FOXALL  DEBBIE GIBB   *  MICHELLE GROGNET  JOHN MOSER  MARK PAETKAU  PAUL PERRY  .  QUINN KELLY1  KELLY SHERIDAN  IGOR SHTENZ  VERN TELLER  Grade 9  CINDY CHAPPELL  ELIZABETH CORBIN  JENNIFER DOWMAN  JILL FLUMERFELT  DEBORAH KILLAM  TAMMY McPHAIL  TYLER PARISH  JOANNE SIGQWN  Grade 10 \  PETER AUSTIN  EILEEN BANDI  RAY CLAYTON  AUTUMN GLESSING  CARON HAYWARD  Notice To All Veterans  Lynne Haigh  Area Counsellor for the Department  of Veterans Affairs will be in the  Gibsons Legion office between 10:00  a.m. & 12:00 noon on the 13th of  December, 1979.  She will be available for interviews  and referrals.  For more information  Call 886-2411, Service Officer.  I Phone 886-2622 '<  -/*%-.  NOTICE BOARD  I   ROMAN CATHOLIC  | SERVICES  Rev, Angclo Dc Pompa,  Parish Priest  Times of Masses  Saturday, 5:00 p.m.  St. Mary's, (iihsons  i Regular Sunday Masses  9;J0 a.m. Our Lady of Lourdes  J Church, Sechelt  i1 Indian Reserve  IftoO a.m. Holy Family  Church, Sechelt  lino noon Sl. Mary's Church,  \ Gibsons  1 Confessions before Mass  Bionei H85-9526 or 885-5201  ���SlHSONS PENTECOSTAL  CHURCH  '     Highway & Martin  Sunday 9:45  Morning Worship 11:00  Evening Fellowship 7:00  Home Bible Study  Call Paslor Ted Boodle  886-7107 or 886-M82  Affiliated with the  Pentecostal Assemblies of  ��    .,-., ��jina<|a  CARSAND TRUCKS  Rental���Leasing  -Also-  Domestic & Industrial  Equipment   '  Sechelt next to the  liquor store  Gibsons at Pratt &  Hwy. 101  Seaside Rentals  685-2848      186-2848  CLAD TIDINGS.  TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.  Evening Fellowship^ p.m.  Bible Study - Wed. 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Oykes  UNITED CHURCH  Davis Bay-St. John's United  Worship, Sunday 9:30 a.m.  Study Session  Thursday, 2:30 p.m.  Gibsons-Gibsons United  Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.  Sunday Worship, 11:00 a.m.  Study Session        i *  Tuesday, 7:30,p,m.  Prayer and Share  Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.  Pastor  The Rev. George W. Inglis.h n,  Phone 886-2333  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sat-, 10 a.m.  Hour ol Worship Sat.t II a.m.  St. John's United, Church  Davis Bay  Paslor C. Driebcrg  Fvcryonc Welcome  For information phone:  .   885-9750 or 883-Z73��  ACnurch5en/iC!  Gibsons Tot Lot i-|J0 1  No Tot Lot December 7 or 14. Christmas Party Friday, December  21, 9:30 a.m. at United Church Hall. Call Eileen, 886-9411 (or  information.  The Sunshine Coast Art Centre  In Sechelt will be closed from December 16 until the evening of  January 4 when an opening will be held of paintings by Burrell  Swartz.  Seasons greetings to all. #51  Tetrahedron Ski Club  will hold Its monthly meeting December 13 at 8 p.m. at Wayne  Greggain's house In Gibsons, 886-9539. New members are  welcome. ��bu  Gibsons Hospital Auilllary   Christmas Card Fund  Gibsons  Hospital   Auxiliary   Christmas  Card   Fund   now  accepting donations at the three local Banks in Gibsons up to  and Including December 14. Information 886-7010.  Bridge al Sunshine Coaat Golf Club  Games will be held the first and third Tuesdays of each month  at the Golf Club, starting promptly at 7:30 p.m.  Sunshine Lapidary A Craft Club  Club meets 1st Wednesday every month at 7:30 p.m. For Informalion phone 885-2378 or 886-9204. tfn  Pender Harbour Library  During October, November and December, single memberships  will be $1 and family memberships will be $1.50.  T.F.N.  Sunshine Coast Arts Council  '  Regular meeting 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p m. at the  Arts Center in Sechelt. T F N  Country Stars Square Dance Club  Dancing every Friday night 8 - 11 at the Roberts Creek  Elementary School. 885-8027.  Elphinstone Aerial Club  Meeting every second Wednesday of the month at 8 p.m., at the Wilson Creek Club House.  Western Weight Controllers I  Meet every Thursday al 10:00 a.m. Everyone welcome. For regis-  iralion phone 885-9388.  Roberts Creek Hospital Auxiliary  Every 2nd Monday-Roberts Creek Hospital Auxiliary, 11 a.m.  St.Aidan's Hall.  Thrift Shop  Every Friday, 1-3 p.m. Thrift Shop, Gibsons United Church basement.  Al-Anon Meeting  Every Thursday in Gibsons al 8:00 p.m. For information call 886- *  9569 or 886-9037.  Bargain Bam  The Bargain Bam of the Pender Harbour Health Clinic Auxiliary  is open on Thursday and Saturday afternoons from 1:00 until  330. T.F.N.  Swap Meet and Craft Pair  First Saturday of every month at Madeira Park Community Hall,  10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Call 883-9258 or 863-9375 for table bookings  or arrive before 10.00a.m.  Tope B.C. S7S Qlbaona  Tops B.C. 578 Gibsons will now meet In the Athletic Hall at  Armors Beach, Lower Gibsons, Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.  Sunshine Coasl Navy League of Canada  Cadels and Wrenettes ages 10 to 13 will again meet Tuesday  nights. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m,. United Church Hall, Gibsons. New  recruits welcomed.  Woman's Aglow Fellowship  meet every third Tuesday of the month at Harmony Hall, Gibsons.  Babysitting is available. All ladies welcome. For more  information please phone 886-7426 or 885-3356.  Pender Harbour Library  Every month new books are added to the Library. Come in and  look it over, T.F.N.  Canadian Calorie Counters  Meetings every Wednesday evening. 7:30 p.m.. Granthams  Landing. Phone 886-8354. T.F.N. "  The Elphinstone Pioneer Museum  Is open Saturdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for special tours. Phone  Sheila Kitson after 5:00 p.m. at 886-9335. TF  min/AH i Him vv/y/fi iwi urn  at these stores.  Miss Bee; Sechelt  Madeira Park Pharmacy  B & J Store in Halfmoon Bay  Jay-Cee Store, Horseshoe Bay  Seaview Market, Roberts Creek  Fawkes Books, Sunnycrest Mall  Duthies Books, Robson St. Vancouver  Douglas Variety Goods, Sunnycrest Mall  N.D.P. Bookstore, Lower Village, Gibsons  The Coast News Office (behind the Co-op)  The Bookstore in Sechelt, (formerly Windflower)  for your Christmas giving.  Dec. 13 is the final date  for overseas regular Air-Mail  ��� % ft  f\  I    :  A treasury of early Sunshine Coast photographs with tep. by noted local  L.R. Peterson, lay-out by Sharon L. Berg and monthly astrological  News' resident astrologer Rae Ellingham. Coast News, December 11, 1979  13.  Swim/crest Necas  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  Serving Hit Sunshlnt Coast since 1976  CHRISTMAS ISSUE  *$  Time is going fast and Santa is rushing to have  everything ready.   COLOUR HIM BUSY  Haue vour  Picture Taken with Santa!  Receive a lovely 5" x 7" Colour Photo  in a folder for only W*  Christmas store Hours  Thursday Dec. 20 - 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Friday Dec. 21 - 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Saturday Dec. 22 - 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Sunday Dec. 23 -11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Monday Dec. 24 - 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Sunday December 28 From lino a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  For vour Christmas  SANTA'S AT  SUNNYCREST!  Santas Hours:  Fri. Dec. 14-5-7:30 p.m.  Sat. Dec. 15 -11 a.m. -1 p.m. ��� 2-4 p.m.  Thurs. Dec. 20 - Noon - 3 p.m.  Fri. Dec. 21 -11 a.m. -1 p.m.  Sat. Dec. 22 -11 a.m. -1 p.m.  5-7 p.m.  2-4 p.m.  Saan  Douglas'  Suncoast Agency  Royal Bank  Link Hardware  Henry's Bakery  Yoshi's Restaurant  Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce  Liquor Store  Party Stop  ��flf ajige Oasis  Western Drugs  You-Dell's  Goddards  Diamond T.V.  T J's Sound  Fawke's Books  Fab Shop  Toys For All,Ages  Crest Sewing Centre  Sears  Super-Valu  Cactus Flower  Kit's Cameras  Driftwood Crafts  Jeannies Gifts & Gems  J's Unisex Hairstyling  '.Gibsons Travel  on's Shoes  Todd's Children's Wear  Richard's Men's Wear  Trail Bay Sports  "65  2 - $500 Shopping sprees  To Be Given Away To Lucky  Sunnycrest Shoppers 1  #*  A trip for two to Harrison  3 Days & 3 Nights plus 400 Spending Money  Approximate Value $300  Transportation Not Included  #*  A Turkey A Day From Dec. 1-22  19 Turkeys In All  Approximate Value '20 each  i.  2. ESlSFSt ISV iHWCfSSt MSFCMSt SSCSBt ULO. IT Mrs.  m*. m_______\___mj_\   ^_%   B^taB^MSflM^^AO   tt^A^tfa^hflttftft  4. us aWrdsss sscssssry.  8. Msssrs issst sssnr i skM tssMs  Vmmmmmm\*m\ime\Wimit  Make Your Christmas a Happy One.  shop at  me sunnvcrest centre   33 SHOPS TO SONO YOO  i />* �� '.' I  ,;���! 14.  Coast News,  Wildlife  corner  by Ian Corrance  Christmas Bird Count  We'll bc doing the first ever  Christmas bird count in this  area on December 23.  The initial stages of thc  organisation got under way at  the Marsh Society meeting on  Thursday night. The B & K  logging road in Roberts Creek  will be thc central point of the  count area and it will take in a  circle 7'/, miles fromthal point.  This will include Port Mellon,  along the edge of Gambier,  Keats Island, round Gower  Point, then to Trail Islands,  around Secht'lt and as far up  thc Sechelt Inlet as Snake Bay.  John Toochin was on hand  to explain the procedure to us,  luckily Vince Bracewell will be  December 11,1979  the organizer and he can have  all the fun of tabulating up the  results. From what Toochin  was saying, you don't have to  be an expert to be a part of the  count. If you know nothing,  then you can have the job of  marking down the scores as  others shout them out to you. If  you are like most of us and  often mistake an immature  glaucous-winged for a young  herring gull, then it's OK to  mark it down under the general  heading of gulls. So, as you see,  you just have to want to help to  be able to.  I'm going to do thc section of  shore from somewhere around  Hopkins, through Gibsons and  round Gower Point, meeting  up with someone who will  continue where I leave off.  Hopefully I can get somebody  to do thc same area a bit'inland  from mc. It should bc a lot of  fun and will bea good excuse to  get away from household  drudgery or the telly.  Ervio Sian was also at the  meeting on Thursday night.  He's the fellow who photographed thc spoonbill sandpiper. Naturally he had the  slides of the sandpiper with  him, (even rock and roll stars  have to keep playing their hit  songs). The other slides he had  with him ranged from mushrooms to mule deer. All of them  were top class.  There is a poster out on  endangered birds of British  Columbia. Ervio took the  pictures for it, so like the true  sycophant that I am I borrowed  a dollar from John Hind  Smith, bought a posterand had  it autographed. The idea  caught on and Kate sold a few  posters that night.  By the way John, did you get  your dollar back? I stuck it in  the door handle of your truck  while you were down at Wilson  Creek counting the dog salmon. I would have put it inside,  but there was a fierce dog in the  passenger scat.  Sea Lions  Sea Lions are being seen  around the Hopkins area  lately. Three were seen from the  ferry on its way from Horseshoe Bay.  I called thc Occanographic  Research Station at Nanaimo  last year and was surprised at  the small amount of information they had on sea lions in  this area. A couple of the  rookeries, (I think that's what  they're called), weren't down  on their charts and they said  that they would be happy to  receive any information we  gather on them. So if you have  any sightings or hang outs for  them, let me know.  Pender Harbour  At last week's Pender Harbour Wildlife meeting Bob  Hurst showed a movie on  salmon hatcheries, and discussed Salmonid Enhancement  in general. Hc mentioned that  more emphasis is going to be  put on the smaller projects in  the future. It seems that they  are coming up with a high  return fortheenergyexpended.  One of the topics concerned the  John Daly Park. Apparently  there is a pool the fish insist on  laying eggs in; the problem is  that it usually goes dry which  makes it difficult fortheeggs to  turn into fish. The consensus of  opinion was that they will  probably have to damn it off  from the main stream.  Vandalism  I dropped into the Sechelt  police station a couple of days  ago to see if any hot news was  breaking. The only story of any  worth was that a lady had been  standing on the street corner  when a van with a whip aerial  came around the corner. The  aerial caught her across the  neck and she had to be rushed  to Vancouver. It was not  enough and the poor woman  didn't make it. The interesting  part of the story was when the  coroner's report came back  saying that she had died of  Vanaerial disease. I guess that  could have something to do  with wildlife.  That's all for now, if you  have anything interesting, give  me a call at 886-2622/ 886-7817  or 886-9151, ta.  Elphinstone Band  An appreciative full house in  Elphinstone Gym on Thursday  night were treated to the well-  tuned strains of the Elphinstone  Concert Band, Stage Band, and  Junior Band, under the proficient baton of Director Bill  Rayment. The bands displayed  their skills  most admirably,  including a surprisingly well-  executed example of playing on  first sight, and their selections  ranged all the way from  classical marches and traditional carols to the Basin Street  Blues and a piece first played at  a conference of Band Directors  called Greasy Kids Stuff.  VLJISSIFIEB JWS?  Chatelech Band  Chatelech Jr. Secondary  School Christmas Band Program will take place on Tuesday, December 18,7:30 p.m. at  the Chatelech Gym. Everyone  is invited to attend the program  featuring the Chatelech Senior  MMMMMMM  and Junior Bands, plus the  bands of Sechelt Elementary  and Roberts Creek Elementary.  Tickets: $1.00-Adults; $.75-  Students and Old Age Pensioners.  FOR SALE  ���Aider by the cord,  truckload or trunk full  "Cedar Kindling  *Cord Delivery Available  886-7940  MMMMM  MMMMMMMMMM  .005-5051. |?  CARPET &zA*885.2533 jg  JUPHOLSTERY %. M  Our distributor warehouse is  NOW OPEN  and offers a full range of  Professional Cleaning Equipment  limcls. tissues, mipkins K .ill dispi'nsi'rs  stain t was Mmovers  waisSaOiistroiisiiM  vacuum (Manors,     floor PodsMrs  -BULK SALES-  v$<Jc Professional  V*e     Carpet Cleaning  equipment for rent.  4T3��  Coast Business Directory  I ACCOMODATION I  I CONTRACTING I  >3W  HALFMOON BAY, B.C.  885-2232  .   * Heated Pool   * Sauna  WINTER DINING HOURS  Fri. to Sat. 6 to 9 p.m.  Sun. 5 to 8 p.m.  Catering To Small Groups  Monday Thru Thursday  Reservations Only  Open 7 Dayt For Lodge Queiti  BELLA BEACH MOTEL  ON THE BEACH AT DAVIS BAY  UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP    1*?!*"' S',6pln0 Unl"  Halkonens, Colour���, Cable 8echeHBC  J*l,R,<l1(DavHBay) 0054801 V0N3A0  SUNCOAST TRUSS LTD. gfimates  (Gibsons) M6.7318  Located next to Windsor Plywood pq Box 748  Residential & Commerciai Roof Trusses Gibsons BCj  sss-5151     B.A.BLACKT0PLTD.  ���^mm "Quality .Service since 1956"  ?w>      Pavlnfl, Curbs, Drainage  East Porpoise Bay Road Free Estimates  THOMAS HEATING  OILBURNERSERVICE  Complete Instrument OOU"/ 111  CONSTRUCTION. LIMITED  We specialize in:      Concrete Foundation Work andpraming  Free advice on building questions to do-jt- yourself builders.  Vern Koessler Box 888, Sechelt. 886-2344 Anytimeg85-252��  BOnniCBROOK   LODGE  OCEAN BEACH ESPLANADE QOWER POINT ROAD QIBSONS. B.C.  Comfortable accomodation by the day, week  or month. 000-0033  J.B.EXCAVATING        000-9031  Water, sewer, drainage Installation  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields  FLOOR COVERING!  Bin installations  17 Years Experience  Commercial And Residential  Floor Coverings  II  .  P. M. GORDON  1  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  ri  I      P.O. Box609  i      Sachalt, B.C.                                 Bus 635-2332  H      VON 3A0                                                  Rii.tte-7701,  BLUE SKY MOTEL  "On the waterfront at Davis Bay"  Overlooking Georgia Strait and the Islands  SLEEPING a HOUSEKEEPING UNITS  ^Colour Cablevision * Complimentary CoHet   805-9007,  I APPLIANCES I  ELECTRICAL I  SEAVIEW CARPETS ��� CABINETS  SHOWROOM OPEN  10-6     Tues.-Sat.  886-2417        922-2017   ,TOLLFREE  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER LTD.   /*  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing'   ,  Packing Materials for Sale        * * * ��� ���'.  Phone 8M-M64     Member Allied Van Lines     R.B, 1, Q\\ylon��.J  and Electric Ltd.  Bill Achterberg  886-9232  HARRISON'S APPLIANCE SALES  2g%. Parts and Service  Tuesday - Saturday 9 - 5  886-9959 Pratt Rd., Gibsons  CARPET-CABINET-CERAMIC CENTRE  Open Tuea. ��� Sat.   10 a.m. ��� f p.m.  Howe Sound Distributors Ltd.  North Road, Gibsons, B.C.  886-2765  JOE JACQUES  PROFESSIONAL CERAMIC TILE INSTALLATIONS  BATHROOMS - KITCHENS - ENTRANCE HALLS  Box65  Sechelt Phone:*. ���:005-3611;;  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  L BUM ELECTRIC  General Wiring &  Qualified Workmanship  RRH2 MARLENE RD.,  ROBERTSCREEK 005-5379  I MISC. SERVICES I  *���  ���      \  /T\  TRANSWEST HELICOPTERS  ��i&  ($>  (1965) LTD.  Charter Helicopter Service  (��>  Box 875            886-7511  Qibsons  Res. 800-9049  T.V. SERVICE  Sunshine Coast T.V.  Mon. to Sat. 9:30-5:30 005-0810  I AUTOMOTIVE I  We specialize in Volkswagen Repairs  ^^ fcutaptm MototB  Jtorts   885-9466 *hon��a*  need tires?  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  at thi; S-BENDS on Highway 101  Phone 886*2700  ANDREASSEN    ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.I Serving the Sunshine Coast  BLIiCTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  Tom Flieger   Phone 886-7868  LRCTRICAL  Box 214. Gibsons, B.C.  ONTRACTING V0N1V0  /(****���* DRIFTWOOD CRAFTS * AND****^  CRAFT SUPPLIES  * SEWING NOTIONS  JEWELRY  WOOL  ^ Sunnycrest    Shopping    Centre, (iihsons    886-2525  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.      Marv Volen  Remove lower limbs for VIEW.     880-0597  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  PICTURE FRAMES  Custom Made  Needle Point A Specialty  885-9573  1450 Trident Ave.  Sechelt  886-2086  GIBSONS LANES H"'101f;  Open Bowling Hours: Friday & "���  Saturday 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.   *  and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. \j*  salmon For Ml seasons  Marcel     Fishing Charters  Reasonable Rates  SUPERIOR MUFFLES  Gibsons       BING'S EXHAUST LTD.      888-8213  100% Warranty on Parts and Labour  All Exhaust Systems, Plus Dual Exhaust Conversions  EXCAVATING I  I PAINTING I  '$_Up  ECOnomy AUTO PRRT8 litd.  Automobile. Industrial  and Body Shop Supplies  Sechelt     885-5181  I CABINETS I  SUNSHINE    KITCHENS  CABINETS - REMODELLING  Showroom in Twilight Theatre Bldg.        nnti -1411  VOPENSAT. 10-5 OR BY APPOINTMENT ,  Apollo Paulno Ltd.  Phone (112) 433-4603  Asphalt Paving Machine Laid  Interlocking Paving Stones  For Patios, Sidewalks, Driveways & Poolsides,  J.B.EXCAVATING 006-9031  Water, sower, drainage Installation  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields  ^  Upholsterers  *     Serving Sumhlne Coast and Vancouver  All Furniture -  Marine ��� Boat Tops  803-9901 or    009-0500 Local 119  ,  OAKS BACKHOE  Daniel T. Johnson  m  Septic Tanks, Ditches, Excavations Sand & Gravel  ^���^6 866-6003 P.O. Box 1429 Gibsons, B.C. VON TVfr  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  805-0973     Port Mellon to Ole's Cove     888-2930  Commercial Containers Available  Quality Farm 6 Garden Supply Ltd. -  * Feed * Fencing    086-7527  Terry Connor  S8fi-'04()  PAINTING CONTRACm  _____>, Gibsons, B.C.  I RESTAURANTS I  s��Pni��\jj aAafl��rts  Chinese t. Western Food        Llceneed Premises  Tuesday lo Sunday  Lunch: 11:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Dinner:   4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Chinese Food now on Lunch Menu  Lower Glbeoni        086-9219   Take Out Available  hk  ���k Pet Food    * Fertilizer  Pratt Rd..  Gibsons  PENDER HARBOUR RESTAURANT  CANADIAN AND CHINE8E FOOD  Madeira Park Shopping Centre  Eat in 1 Weekdays     11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Take out Friday 4 Sat. 11:30 a.m. -11:00 p.m.  883-2413     Sunday 4:00 p.m. ��� 9:00 p.m,,, Coast News, December 11,1979  15.  COAST NEWS CLASSIFIED ADS  birth/  Phone the Coast News  ' for this free service  obUuoik/  oblluorle/  In memory of Alfred Ritchey,  husband, father, grandfather, who  died December 9, I970.  Firth; passed away December 6.'  I979, Benjamin D. Firth, late of  Sechelt, in his 70th year. Survived  by his loving wife Marie, 3 sons;  Doug of Surrey, Allen of Ft.  McMurray, Alta., Stephen, Mission, B.C., 10 granchildren, 3  sisters; Doreen Pybus, Vedder  Crossing, B.C., Eva Hayward,  Sechelt, Ethel Evan, Whiterock,  B.C. Memorial service will be held  on Wednesday, December 12 at 2  p.m. in St. Hilda's Anglican  Church, Sechelt. Reverend John  Paetkau officiating. Cremation.  Remembrance donations appreciated to the Cancer Society, c/o  Mrs. K. Hatcher, Madeira Park.  B.C. Devlin Funeral Home direc-  Fox; passed away December 8,  1979, Emma Murtle Fox, late of  Madeira Park, in her 96th year.  Survived by I son Alwyn and his  wife Asirid, 3 grandchildren;  Arlene James of Edmonton, Alia.,  Evelyn Rintala, S. Wellington,  B.C.. Gail Danielson, Kamloops,  12 great grandchildren, 3 great  great grandchildren. Past matron  and life member of Maple Leaf  Chapter #19, O.E.S., Vancouver.  Funeral service Thursday, December 13 at 2 p.m. in the Garden  Chapel of Ocean View Burial Park,  Burnaby. Reverend D. Morgan  officiating. Cremation. Flowers  greatfully declined. Devlin Funeral Home directors.  lo/l  At the Sunnycrest Mall, a stainless  steel thermos and 3 mugs placed by  mistake in the back of a green  pickup on the 28th or the 29th of  November. Please phone 886-  7700. MO  Lost in the area of Pratt and  Chaster, a grey Persian cat. 886-  7725.     MO  Brown male cat with while chest  and black paws. Has two dark  birthmarks inside upper mouth.  Lost on/or about October ISat the  Gibsons Gov't Wharf. Call collect  874-5841. MO  pel/  jMOih wonted  Nurse will provide personal or  intermediate care in her home  from Jan. I 1980. Phone Saturday  and Sunday, 886-2479. #51  Needs Fixing up?  Renovation and repairs, interior  and exterior. Call Brent at 886-  2551 T.F.N.  Truck for hauling, rubbish  removal, etc. Handyman work  also. 2 teenage boys want work.  886-9503. Ml  Most trees, like pets, need care  and attention and trees are our  specialty.  * Topping  pei/enol  McConnell; passed away suddenly  in Reno, Nevada, on December I,  1979, Eva Alberta McConnell, late  of Sechejt,  in  her  72nd  year.  Survived, by her husband George, 9  sonSv'Jini, Jack, Gary, Bob, Ted,  Mick,   Bill, ' Pat   and  Tom,  4  daughters; Arlene, Marion, June  and Mavis, 33 granchildren, 13  ,  great  granchildren, 4 brothers;  ;  Les, Stan, Cecile and Brock. 2  ;  sisters; Alma and Irene. Funeral  ;  Service was held on Friday,  ;  December 7 from the Chapel of  '  Devlin Funeral Home, Gibsons.  Interment Mt.  Elphinstone Cemetery.  onnouncemenl/  I, Sidney Martin Henry, will not be  responsibly for any debts incurred  in my name other than by myself as  of December 8,1979. Ml  Would you like a friendly visit? Do  you have any problems, questions  or concerns about your pension  eligibility? Please contact your  Senior Citizen counsellor, Mrs.  Sue Wiggins at 886-9166.       (ISO  Feel free to call anytime, your  Senior Citizen counsellor in  Gibsons for advice, a friendly visit  or assistance with vour pension  forms. Sue Wiggins, 886-9166.   T.F.N.  Alcoholics Anonymous 886-8089  T.F.N.  Boarding &  Professional  Grooming  ALL Breeds  FMM188-7713,  Purebred registered persian kittens, 12 wks. old.De-wormed and  have had shots. Black or tabby,  $75.00. Rare blue and white  persian male kitten, $125.00. 886-  7732. #50  found  Found in Sechelt on Sunday night,  5 hockey pucks in a bag. Coasl  News office. #50  PROFESSIONAL  DOG GROOMING  for small breeds.  Call Sharon 808-2004  announcement/       help wonted  [Transcendental Meditation  program (TM) aa taught by  Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.  Personal and private instruc*  tiqi  The Elphinstone Pioneer Museum  now has a display of mammoth  remains from Babine Lake, B.C. at  the Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons. Thel  display will be held until December  15. #50  Merry Christmas, Happy New  Year to all my friends and former  neighbours on the Coast for the  last 44 years. Christina Ritchey,  Room 417-2, Lions Gate Hospital,  North Vancouver, B.C. #50  The Gibsons Judo Club is now  looking for members. Anyone  interested in joining the club or  those with children who wish to  learn judo, please contact Bill  Peterson for details at 886-7759,  eves. #50  Port Mellon Credit Union requires  an experienced Teller/Clerk, or  willing Trainee. T.F.N.  Babysitter in Kinsmen Park area to  begin mid-January. Mon.-Fri.,  12:00-5:00 p.m. Also teenagers to  babysit occasional evenings.  Phone 886-9227. #1  Penco Manufacturing has openings for industrial sewing machine''  operators   and   a   head   cutter.  Experienced only need apply. 886-  8345. #50  opportunlfleT  ����� Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed, service.  Peerieii Tree Services Ltd.     SSS-2109  Wendy's Cleaning Service*  Have equipment; will travel. All  kinds of housework. Cleaning for  moving in or out. Excellent work.  Reasonable rates. Phone 886-8264  after 6 p.m. T.F.N.  For Explosive Requirements:  Dynamite, electric or regular  caps, B line E cord and safety  fuse. Contact Gwen Nlmmo,  Cemetery Road, Gibsons. Phone  886-7778. Howe Sound Fanner  Institute. tfn  Will babysit while Christmas  shopping and other times. 886-  7847. #50  V.H.F. Two-way Radio sales and  service. 886-7215 T.F.N.  [M window"]  i    CLEANING     i  I Hourly or Contract I  I       Free Estimates ���  ' Call for Appointment ���  < Wednesday Morning ���  * 005-5735    4��  VII  Gibsons Legion Branch #109  Presents  Fri. & Sat. ���   Dec. Mth & 15th  WAZOO!    9 p.m.-1a.m.  Lunches available:  11-6 p.m. Monday - Saturday  j)   Friday, Saturday also 9 p.m.  ���Va-tre-tn urn satst*-********  Dr. J. Farrer & Dr.  wish to announce  the opening of their Office for General Practice  in Trail Bay Shopping Centre, Sechelt  on Wednesday, December 12th  Box 1760, Sechelt  Phone 885-5196  8 a.m. ��� 4 p.m.  PENINSULA  ROOFING  & SHEET METAL  All Types ot Roofing  & Re-Rooting  Henry Rodriguez  Sechelt     885-9585  Hours: Fri. & Sat.  10 a.m. -5 p.m.  Appointments anytime  Call 886-7621  MUSIC  LESSONS  YOU ENJOY]  886-9030  Jesgie  uUo/tftison  Piano at Organ  Begin at age 4 and older  1614 Marine Drive, Gibsons  Cleaning done by professional  housewives. Christmas cleaning  done early. You supply the  cleaning material. We do the work.  Daily, weekly or hourly rate.  Phone 886-2457 or 886-7631.  #50  Experienced journeyman paper-  hanger. 886-7561. #50  I wish to thank the citizens of Gibsons  who supported me in my recent re-election  for Alderman. I shall continue to serve to  the best of my ability. Your help and advice  will always be welcome.  Larry Trainor,  Alderman  Are you tired of searching a  ready-to-wear rack looking for  what you never find? Then  treat yourself to a made-to-  measure outfit, for men or  ladies. Speciality ��� formal  wear. Also alterations, designed and assembled by a  qualified European tailoress  (formerly of Hamburg Tailors  Inc., Germany). By appointment. 886-2415. tfn  wonted  Wanted to Buy: Logs or Timber.  Fir, Hemlock, Cedar ��� Porpoise  Bay logging Ltd. 885-9408 or  885-2032.     tfn  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  LAK LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creek  tfn  TYEE AIR  For thc convenience ol our  Vancouver Island passengers  The Nanaimo Terminal for Tyee Airway has  been moved from the Malaspina Hotel to the Air  West Terminal. This is adjacent to the bus  terminal for connections North to Port Hardy and  South to Victoria.  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  Timber wanted: fir. hemlock  cedar and poles. Top prices.  Let us give you an estimate.  D&O Log Sorting Ltd. Phone  886-7896 or 886-7700. tfn.  Dolls or doll parts���any age or  condition. Also interested in  buying German pr French Bisque  doll. Phone 886-9131. #1  Bicycle for 6 yr. old boy. Good  condition please. Phone 886-9227.   #1  Older small dump truck for Roust-  A-Bout off Highway. Mechanically OK. 886-2887. T.F.N.  live/lock  3 yr. old, big sound quarter horse  mare. Will make excellent game  horse. Phone 886-7682. Asking  $800. #50  1 new western saddle, 16*, $900. I  used western saddle, 15", $250.  886-9622. #51  tot /ole  for /ok  Oil Space Heater in good  condition, $75.00 o.b.o. 885-3577.   T.F.N.  Telephone answering systems for  lease, rent, or purchase. See  JAC Electronics. 885-2568     tfo  Olympia portable typewriter.  Excellent Condition. $85. Phone  886-7592. #51  Commercial Osterizer, 3 containers, powerful motor. Like new.  Was $130, sell for $75. Arm chair  and ottoman, Olefin fabric, cream  with brown and gold lines, $75.  Phone 886-2797. #51  Used refrigerator, $75. 886-2682  eves. #51  135,000 B.T.U. oil or fire hot water  furnace. New motor. Oil fired hot  water tank, exc. cond. 500 gal. oil  tank, exc. cond. $500 for the lot.  922-8353. #50  Simmons-Selig chesterfield, used,  $100. New oil space heater with  fan. 886-7009. #50  General Electric Talisman Royale  Deluxe Frost Free refrigerator.  Harvest gold with black glass front  panels. Adjustable shelves and  four drawers. Exc. cond., one year  old. $700. 886-9701. #50  Kitchen Aid dishwasher. White, 2  years old. Portable, exc. cond.,  $300.922-8353. #50  Bark Mulch. Large and small  orders. $13.50yd. 886-9031.  tfo  Like new  C.I.L.  single shot target  .22 with  sights.  B/W T.V., good  working  ordei  r.   Boys  hockey  helmet. Phone 886-7070.  #50  Yetl-M have,  Table Linens, Napkins,  Placemats and many  gift ideas at  Bathroom Accent  Next to  Campbell Shoes  in the heart of Sechelt.  885-9345  WOOD HEATERS  Cozy Comfort  (Similar to the  Earth.  Special 'till  the New Year)  $499  Macleods  GRGGM  ONION  ST���R���0  ��� CBMtMMM  3 element  cross-beam  ��78.��  o dual trunk mount  stainless steel or  *38.��  c 6 volt rechargeable  lantern  c cassette cabinet  *25.��  ��� TDK tapes  bay live and  got a cabinet  free!  Dunham Rd.  Port  Mellon  884-5240  Stocking stuffers,  soaps, sponges,  brushes,  bath accessories,  also bath towels,  bathmats, hampers,  scales,  j shower draperies, etc.  i Everything for a pretty  bathroom at  Bathroom Accent  next to  Campbells Shoes  | in the heart of Sechelt.  885-9345  YEAR END  CLEARANCE  126 sq. yds.  Brown Saxony  finished carpet  at $6.95 sq. yd.  200 plus sq. yds.  Orange Saxony  twist carpet  at $5.95 sq. yd.  Ideal for rec rooms,  bedrooms, or re-doing  a rental suite, etc.  Ken Devries  & Son Ltd.  885-3424  886-7112  fof  /ole  Almost new portable dishwasher,  $325. Cost $549 one year ago. Only  selling because new house has one.  Phone 886-7453 after 6 p.m.    #1  Over stuffed couch and chair, 110  yrs. old. Great condition, $300.  Magazine rack, $10. B/W T.V.  Toshiba (needs knobs), & stand,  $25. Weed eater, (cord not included). Pole lamp, $10. Carpet  sweep, $5. 886-7905 or 294-1047.  #1  Used Sundance trampolines. One  indoor-outdoor 5' x 7', $150. One  outdoor 8' x 8', $300 or $400. For  outdoor 8' x 8', $300, or $400 for  both. 886-9316. #1  Pioneer chainsaw. Runs well, $75.  Call 886-2551. #50  Air compressor, 1 H.P. 2 cyl. head.  Water cooled. 14" x 24" tank.  Wheels. Air regulator and release  valve. Pressure indicator. A steal,  $400. 886-8264 arter 6 p.m.    #51  Some china, silver, coronation  souvenirs and other collectables.  886-7800. #50  Need Railing?  77tinfc Wrought Iron  Phone  Coast Industries  886-9159 tf,  Stereo  Have  You Seen  Macleods  Sechelt  Wow  WhatPrlcoct  r(TS����rsir��������ar��<rMe*.  .    Maria  \     Hair  c     Care    j  I    Salon   J  P (ielow tho Parthenon ��  I Rtitaarant on |  ? Inlet Ave.) I  p Christmas ��  j        Special       I  I    ���20%0fl   I  i Perms I Tints i  & Monday to Friday 3  \ 9-4:30 p.m. 3  I        885-9714       J  P T.F.N. J  hm*\��am*Zi*\A****>T>Att**i<^  Ideal Christmas presents. Pair ot  antique Staffordshire china dogs,  beautiful Lomgos, Royal Dalton,  etc. plates. 886-7800. 051  Fine walnut Queen Anne style  china cabinet; set of 6 very old  upholstered Edwardian dinner  chairs; very old comodc chair; old  and new china, glass, silver,  pottery, etc. 886-7800. #50  Ski boots, size 916 & 7; men's skis;  wooden play pen; high chair;  Gendron stroller. 886-8001.   #50  35' work boat, good condition,  $2500 firm. 886-2758. #50  Magnificent, square, Grand Piano.  Rosewood w/ carved legs. Recently rcstrung. Best offer. 886-  9321. #1  Wanted wood cook stove and  kitchen table. For Sale '68 V.W.  Stn. Wagon, whole or parts.  Framus guitar, $40. '71 Honda  CB350, $350. 886-7139. #50  4 pee. livingroom suite. Very good  condition. $600 firm. Set of Funk  & Wagnalls ency. Like new. $50.  Parker-Hale 270 with Bushnell  Scope Chief IV 3X-9X power.  $500. Phone 886-8354. #1  3 light wagon wheel fixture, $25.  Large oval walnut coffee table,  $50. Chesterfield chair (blue &  white on casters), $35. 886-8370.   #50  Brass fireplace screen, 36" x 28"  high, $20. Phone 886-7266.    #50  3 English tiding jackets, (2) size 36'  - (1) size 38. Silver show halters.  Horse equipment of all types for  sale. Brushwood Farm. 886-2160.  #50  Radial studded snow tires, 13",  $25.885-3970. #50  Large spring rocking horse, poker  table, wooden silver box with  drawer, oriental music box, table,  old jug and bowl set, misc. items.  886-7800. #51  You Just can't beat  Macleods Prices on  Fridges,  Stoves  Dishwashers  and all major  appliances  See us in Sechelt  Macleods  property  56' Lot on Hwy. 101, Hopkins  Landing. Assessed at $ 13,200. Will  sell for $11,900. Phone 885-2416.    #1  $37,000 takes million dollar view 2  bedroom home with basement  suite. New roof and rugs. Work  and storage rooms. Granthams  Landing. I'hone 883-2318.      #50  By ownei -Good terms available.  Large view llu fur s,ile. Ready to  build. 886 'lin. T.F.N.  Corner lot 63' x 263' on Chaster  Road. Ideal lor mobile home.  Waler to property. Good buy at  $11,500. Phone 886-8045 or 886-  7549. #50  1800 sq. ft. on one level. 5 bdrm.,  12 x 26 heated workshop, fireplace,  patio, 100' x %' lot, separate  carport, ensuite plumbing and  utility room. $29,900on ..ssumablc  mortgage at 10%%. XK.,-9489.  T.F.N.  Scarce waterfront. Hearl of downtown Gibsons Hill feel on water.  Excellent potential (m , ointhcrcial  outlet or? I ln-.lt>. 9ti7-9950 or  980-8311. #51  mmmt.- >.iv       . ['.I'aiMCnmaMi  A number lo nolo  ���98*5.5171  tfllARI )!! W.iYI.M).  ���Me.. "���!������*���  outomoUve  1964 Volkswagon Bug. Runs most  of thc lime. Probably besl suited  for dune-buggy conversion. Phone  886-7725 after 6. ��50  1972 Chrysler Newport Royal,  P.S./P.B. 4 new tires, new paint  job - $900 recent work - $450  Stereo - $2,200. firm. Exc. eond.  All receipts available. 886-8285.  David. #50  1978 G.M.C. Van, 25,000 miles,  $5,000 firm. 1970 Charger. 440  magnum, $4,000 firm. 886-7310  weekdays. #50  '79 latsun B-210. Standard shift.  Phone 885-5284 after 5 p.m.    #1  1972 Austin Marina. 4 door,  sunroof. Only 47,000 miles. Runs  well. 7 tires. No rust. $900. Phone  886-9676 or 885-3885 (work). #50  1974 Mazda RX4 Stn Wagon. Has  been in accident. Has 4 new  radials. Ideal parts car. $250. Kelly  Carson, 886-9687. #51  1974 Mercury Montigo. Excellent  condition. Priced low to sell fast.  $1600 firm. 886-7048. #50  '59 Buick, good running order.  $500,886-7671. #1  1975 Dodge 3/4 ton, automatic,  V8 - 318, with canopy. Good  condition, cit\ tested,$3,400 o.b.o.  886-7196. #50  1978 17'/.' Frontier Travel Trailer.  3 way fridge, water pump, 60 gal.  waler tank, sink, flush toilet,  propane stove with oven, 2  propane tanks, converter sleeps 6,  $5,000. Phone 883-9287.        #50  8' camper, ice box, fridge, furnace,  sink etc. $950. 886-7671.        #50  One owner 1967 Ford Van, small  six, standard, excellent gas m.p.g.  Very good condition, $1,000. 886-  9439. ��|  '76 3/4 ton Chev. only 25,000  miles. As new 4 speed canopy,  $4,995.885-3736. #51  Two 153 RR 15 Pirelli snow tires,  studded. 60% remaining, fits VW  bug. $50 for pair. 886-7592.   #51  "1974 Dodge rtiixi van, itistilatld.  V8, sunroof, side windows, P.S.,  P.B. $2,500o.b.o. Phone 885-3808.  Ml  This Week's  Transportation  Specials  1970 Ford 1/2 Ton P/U  $475.00  1970 Ford LTD. Sedan  V8 Auto.  $475.00  197S Plymouth Volar*  Station Wagon  Economy Slant 6 Auto.  P.S./P.B. Very nice.  1974 Vega LX  Sports Coupe, Buckets  Automatic  Very sharp car.  1973 Toyota Celica GT  Sports Coupe  Beauty plus economy.  25 other units  to choose from.  $500 to $5,0001  Cars, trucks, vans,  station wagons.  trailers, campers, etc.  AUTOMOTIVE  Open 9 til S p.m.  Hwy. 101 i, Payne Rd.  Gibsons D-5848  Phone  Days 886-7919  Eves. 885-5003  mobile home/  Mobile home pads available.  Single and double-wide lots.  Sunshine Coast Trailer Park.  886-9826. tfn  24' 1974 Prowler. 3 way fridge, full  bathroom, sleeps six. S5.800. 885-  I 5783/ #50  Older I bedroom mobile home, 8' x  40', just $2500. 883-2745. #1  1973 Internationa] Travclall.  Good condition. $15110 o.b.o. 886-  7307. #| 16.  ���\ r-'  ���*  Coast News, December 11,1979  foi rent  V ****l^m**- *"P;'W  3 bedroom suile, Roberts Creek  are.). Children welcome. 885-2315.  #50  2 bdrm. duplex, Roberts Creek,  S250. Available Dec. 3. Washer &  dryer incl. 886-7037. #51  STORE FOR RENT  Lower Gibsons  Phone:  886-9941  tot ien|  FOR RENT  Back oflice of building  when renovations are  finis'ied. School Rd. &  Gower Pt. Rd.  581-0995  Forma, NOP Boohatora location  aSBa^BBBB  3 bedroom apartment for rent.  Available immediately. No pets.  Phone 886-2417 or 886-2743 or  Toll Free 922-2017. T.F.N.  Fairview Rd., 2 bedroom duplex  with fireplace, w/w carpet, kitchen  appliances incl. dishwasher. $315  per month. Phone evenings 886-  7005. One bedroom cottage Hopkins Landing, fully insulated.  Available year round. Phone eves.  886-7005. #1  8��MW*%StStSOtMt3BS*SS3Bt��  wonted  ROOM A BOARD  Cozy rooms with view  and excellent home-  cooked meals.  L  Swans**  Phone 886-9033.  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS I  HOUSE FOR RENT  Two bedroom plus study, waterfront home foTrent,  located on Bay Road, Gibsons, B.C. Available I  immediately. $300 per month. For more information [  and viewing contact Municipal Inspector at 886-  2274. References required. wo  mw  COMMERCIAL PREMISES  FOR RENT,  LOCATED NEXT TO  MEDICAL CLINIC, GIBSONS  PHONE 885-2515  FOR PARTICULARS.  ���wa**m��mmma0***aaatimmmmmm)mmmmmmma*  hovel  moilne  For All  Your  Travel  Needs  peninsula  travel  '   888-9755  Registered  Travel Agent  19' Sangster I/O, 130 H.P. Volvo  Penta H/T 270 Leg heavy duty  trailer, $4,000. 886-2512.        #51  HIGGS MARINE SURVEYS LTD.  Insurance claims, condition and  valuation surveys. Serving the  Sunshine Coast and B.C. Coastal  Waters. Phone: 885*9425, 885-  9747,885-3643,886-9546. _   tfn  IAN  MORROW  k CO.  LTD.  Marine Surveyors, CoWltion and  detail surveys' for Evaluation.  Surveys for insurance claims.  Phone 886-2433,886-9458.  jfovel  G&P    holWoy/  We have Airline Tickets  Immediate ticketing  Around the World  885-3265  Fully experienced ���  Old model Pentax or equivalent 35  mm camera. Must be fully functional and reasonably priced. 886-  2622 or 884-7817. T.F.N.  Wanted to Rent  Working couple, one child, require  house immediately. Creek area  preferred. Refs. if required. Phone  886-7795.  #1  Wanted  Typesetters for the Coast News,  full and pan-lime. Excellent typing  essential. Experience preferred.  886-2622 or 886-7817.       T.F.N.  b.c.C -jMhon  STEAMBOAT MOUNTAIN  LODGE Mile 357 Alaska Highway Cafe, living quarters, 4 pump,  40' x 50' garage, lodging, camping,  much more, beautiful location.  Good income, $85,000. Phone 774-  6011. #50  TENDER SALE - Highest or  lowest bid nol necessarily accepted. 1942 American LaFrance  Pumper. 750 pump waler tank,  hoses, ladders, miscellaneous  equipment. Village of Nakusp,  Box 280, Nakusp, B.C. V0G 1R0,  before December 31,1979.     #51  CHRISTMAS GIFTS! No Waste:  One yard patterns for pinafore or  quilted tote. Easy directions and  diagrams. $1 each. Bothfor$1.50.  Patterama, Box 2034, Princeton,  B.c. VOX 1W0. #50  DRAFTSMAN: Graduate of re-  ;ognized vocational drafting  :ourse with specialty in Sawmills.  Related work experience in the  Forest products industry or with  consulting firm will be an asset.  Salary based on experience. Send  resume to: Bill KazakofT, Box 758,  Grand Forks, B.C. VOH I HO. #51  1969 Brentwood Tri-axle short log  trailer. Complete with truck  rigging. $4500. Phone 922-7335 or  rigging. $4500. Phone 992-7335 or  992-7533, Quesnel, B.C.        #50  LAUNDROMAT, DRYCLEA-  NERS in Cloverdale, Surrey. Long  lease, low rent. $26,000. Easy  terms! Terrific potential family  operation. Roy Finaly, 253-5241,  Advance Estates, 2471 East Hastings St., Vancouver, B.C. V5K  1Y8. . #50  COLLEGE COURSES AT  HOMEI Speedwriiirtg, shorthand,  bookkeeping, business math. Full  courses also available. Contact  Duffus College, 543 Seymour St.,  Vancouver. B.C. V6B 3H6. Phone  681-7567. H2  BUILD NOW! Approximately  half price! 400,000 square feet  beautiful industrial fibreglass  panels. Tough, durable, yet light  weight. Ideal for roofing, siding,  walls, ceiling, house additions,  patio covers, farm buildings,  greenhouses. Prices start al 30c per  square foot. For industry���indestructible (almost) hygienic wall  liner for meat and food production, milking parlours, animal  housing, truck and trailer lining,  cold storage. Phone today for best  selection. NUFAB Building Centre, 530-6201, 22470 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C. V3A 4P6. #50  b.c.fl yuhon  INVESTMENT PROPERTY���  House, three cottages, Vi acre  corner lot. On highway in Courtenay. $79,000. Negotiable payment  and interest. Peter Reamer, 685  Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, B.C.  V9N 2J6. #50  MAKE MONEY in your spare  time. Learn income tax preparation. For free brochure, no  obligation, write U & R Tax  School, 1343 Pembina Highway,  Winnipeg, Manitoba. R3C 1K2.          #30  DEVELOPMENT LAND WANTED. Not residential, ALR or  recreational. Small or large. Any  location. Contact Birch Hill  Development Ltd., Box 209,  Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0. Phone  837-5261.     #50  ROBLIN, MANITOBA - FORD  DEALERSHIP 6700 sq. ft.  building, equipment; Fulcon  Manufacturing and Glass,  Woodworking, building,  equipment, stock; Photo Studio,  living quarters; Farm land, 797  acres, buildings. Roblin Realty.  Phone (204) 937-4473. #50  YOUR OWN BUSINESS - full or  part time. Assemble and sell  houseboats. Your area. Investment $1500 to $5000 ��� stock and  lease. Call 576-9559 or write Poor-  Will Boats, 19025 Fraser Highway,  Surrey, B.C. V3S 5MI. #50  In Christ's service  Worry can be eliminated  Rev. George Inglis  Sunshine Coast   United Church  Maybe this energy-conscious  world may come up with the  realization that the greatest  energy waster, crippler of  human well-being and dignity,  destroyer of health and happiness, is something which can be  eliminated at no cost at all-  worry!  The problem with the process of eliminating worry from  the average life is that worry is  not immediately and easily  recognized as a sickness,  something like the dread  imitator���cancer. Worry  comes upon the human being in  direct proportion to his or her  success, it seems, and therefore  the most outwardly successful  people are frequently carrying  a load of worry that becomes  almost unbearable at times,  and leads to all manner of  artificial means to reduce the  worry level, most frequently  with little success.  Maybe the brittle sophistication of today's scientific  world has a built-in skepticism  about anything which cannot  be reduced to a formula and fed  into a computer, and neither  worry nor its antidote fit  comfortably into this category.  Certainly the most powerful  passage in the Bible which  addresses the matter of worry  does not fit into a neat scientific  equation, and yet the words of  Jesus of Nazareth in the  portion of the Gospel according to St. Matthew which  are known as the Sermon on  the Mount contain a concise  and simple recipe for recognizing and eliminating worry,  (Mt. 6:25-34).  The text is a familiar one  which starts:  "Therefore I tell you, do not  be anxious about your life,  what you shall eat or what  you shall drink, nor about  the body, what you shall put  on. Is not life more than  food, and the body more  than clothing?"  Then Jesus goes on, and in  powerful   brush   strokes,  he  points out three things about  worry:  I) Worry is needless, useless  and even actively injurious, yet  it cannot affect the past or the  future.   As  the  poet  Omar  Gibsons Hospital Auxiliary  by Marie Trainor  Classified Ad Policy  All listings 50<* per line per week,  or use the Economical 3 for 2 rate  3 weeks for the price of 1  Minimum  $2.00  per  Insertion.  All fees payable prior to Insertion.  This offer la made available for private  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  * In the event of an error the  publisher shall be responsible for  one corrected Insertion only.  These CkaelflcatiMit  remain bee  Coming Events  -Lost  -Feud  Print your ad In die squares u  ber. Be sore te leave a blank  -. the price of the  after each wort  Item and year telephone nut-  No phone orders Please. Jut mall In the coupon below accompanied by cash, cheque  or money order, to Cout Newa, Classifieds, Bet 4M, Gibsons, B.C. VON IVO, or  bring ta person to the Coast News office, Gibson  DROPOFF POINT : Campbell's Shoes & Leather Goods Store, Sechelt  Coast News  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  VON1VO  CLASSIFICATION:  Eg. For Sale, For Rent, etc  ITT-  m          "      :        '":  I I U LLU   in  i  i'i 11   __    _.  [ill  .__    _lj_I :    z:    :  Forty nine members of the  Gibsons Hospital Auxiliary  enjoyed a delicious Christmas  luncheon meeting at the Gibsons Winter Club on Wednesday, December 5. The ladies  of the Curling Club did an  excellent job of catering for this  event. Clem Cruickshank  played Santa and distributed a  gift to each member.  A raffle of a crocheted centre  piece, kindly donated by Mrs.  Anne Fitchett, was conducted  for members present. The  tickets were displayed in the  form of tiny red stars on a  miniature Christmas tree. The  lucky winnerJwas Marge Langdale. ���      .  Following���the luncheon,  President Joan Rigby, conducted a brief business meeting. Monica Hautala, co-ordinator for the Junior Volunteers,  reported that there are now  seven young girls in this  organization, who play a very  active role and put in many  hours of volunteer work at the  hospital. Monica stated that  she is very proud of these young  ladies and is very encouraged  with their enthusiasm and is, of  course, always looking for new  members. If any of my readers  know of any young people who  would be interested in this type  of endeavour, please contact  Mrs. Hautala, (phone 886-  7861), and she will be more  than happy to give them more  detailed information on how to  become a junior volunteer.  Helen Weinhandl in her  report on the Thrift Shop  stated that ten volunteers  worked 75V4 hours during the  month of November. She also  reported on the catering of a  wedding on November 10 at the  O.A.P. Hall in which she was  the convenor assisted by other  members of the Auxiliary.  Edna Bowden and Grace  Jamieson volunteered to help  other Auxiliary members with  the Christmas party for patients in the Extended Care unit  on December 16. While President Joan Rigby and Ida Leslie  will donate their time on  Tuesday, December 11 to help  with the Christmas decorating  of the hospital.  Ida Leslie, Chairman of the  Nominating Committee, read  the slate of officers for the  ensuing year. Installation of  .these officers will take place at  bur next meeting in January,  1980.  Don't forget you still have an  opportunity to contribute to  the Gibsons' Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Card Fund.  Drop in to any of the three  banks and deposit your money  in lieu of sending local greeting  cards. Deadline date is December 14. We sincerly appreciate the courtesy of The  Royal Bank of Canada, The  Imperial Bank of Commerce  and The Bank of Montreal for  handling these accounts for us.  Since my tenure of office is  drawing to a close and this will  be your writer's last column, I  would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the  three newspapers���THE  COAST NEWS, THE PRESS  and THE PENINSULA  TIMES for their courtesy and  promptness in publishing the  articles concerning the Gibsons  Auxiliary. You have been most  co-operative and I sincerely  appreciate it. Commencing the  first of the new year my  successor will be Mrs. Elizabeth Johnstone.,, Good luck  Elizabeth.  Last but by no means least,  on behalf of all our members, I  would also like to thank the  public for their generous  support in our fund raising  endeavours during the past  year and to wish you one and  all a very happy Festive Season.  The next meeting will be held  on Wednesday, January 9,  1980, in the Calvary Baptist  Church Hall.  Khayyam said:  "The moving finger writes,  and having writ,  Moves on; nor all thy piety  nor wit  Shall lure it back to cancel  half a line,  Nor all thy tears wash out a  word of it."  2) Worry is blind; it blinds us  to the truths of nature that are  all around us and the beauty  and happiness of the world  around us, and to the realization of what God has done  for us in the past, and is still  doing for us.  3) Worry is essentially irreligious, unfaithful to God; as  such, worn) is a sin, by far the  most crippling and self-disabling sin, and the rtiost  opposed to the love, joy and  peace, which are found by  those who walk in the Spirit,  (Gal. 5:22)  The passage points to the  fact that God has created life in  each, one of us, and has given us  the power to reason, to fashion  and create new things to benefit  our fellow humans, to inspire  and to lead others, to mould  and to train others, in whatever  magnificent or modest scale  our talents point to. Beside this  awesome potential for creation  which we are all of us gifted  with, in some measure, Jesus  points out that the material  needs are very small and  unimportant, indeed.  And yet, the bitter fact is that  this crippling and blinding  anxiety, worry, over crass  material needs keeps so many  of the world's population  hobbled they never realize one-  tenth of one per cent of their  potential. Psychologists supply  the gist of the figures of lack of  creativity, but they are not so  unscientific as to point at the  broad generic term of worry as  the cause.  And maybe it is simplistic to  state baldly that worry,'or  anxiety about material needs is  at the root of the human race's  inability to realize its full  potential. And maybe it is even  more simplistic to state that a  simple, childlike faith in God to  provide these necessities, as  Jesus suggests in this passage of  scripture, is the answer.  But the pages of history are  filled with the stories of men  and women, like Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox,  David Livingstone, Edith Ca-,  veil, Florence Nightingale,  Sister Teresa���the list is endless!���who set aside their  anxieties about material things  and went on to write flaming,  pages of history. Viewed in  perspective of the affluent  society, most of these peopl  could quite easily have spent  their time worrying about their  lack of material comforts and  station in life, instead of  soaring to the heights of  achievement which they did.  The one thing which all of  these people had in common  was a simple and unshakeable  faith that God, who cares for  the birds of the air and the lilies  of the field, cared even more for  each of them, his created  creatures made in His own  image. They viewed their  relationship to God in clear  perspective, and then went  about their business with clear  and tranquil mind, and with a  zest for living that made each  day a happy adventure!  A simple and unshakeable  faith���it seems like such a small  cost!  Especially ih these days when  interest rates ate soaring,  homes are being priced but of  reach, transportation is becoming almost a luxury item,  and the cost of living rises ever  higher.  The price is right, even for  the poorest purse.  At Harmony HaU  Christmas dinner on Saturday,  December 15 at 6 p.m. Tickets  are available from Mrs. Irene  Bushfield, telephone 886-9567.  The afternoon socials on the  by Helen Raby  The last general meeting of  the O. A.P.O. for 1979 was held  in Harmony Hall at 2 p.m. on  Monday, December 3. The  meeting was.very well attended  even though it was a miserable  day.  Our usual activities will  continue throughout the  month of December with the  exception   of the  pot  luck  2nd and 3rd Mondays are  becoming quite popular and all  are welcome to attend. A  shopping spree and dinner at  the Attic in North. Vancouver is  in the planning process. The  bus will catch the 1:30 p.m.  ferry on Wednesday, Decem-  Gibsons Fire Chief Carl Horner tests one of the  candles responsible for last week's fire at Bullwinkle  Glass. Apparently the cause of the fire is that the  material on the outside of the candle is flammable. The  circular candles with wax-permeated gravel liners  were distributed to Bullwinkle, The Unicorn, and  Fawkes Books. They have been recalled and attempts  are being made to contact the Vancouver salesman.  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS  INVITATION TO TENDER  BUILDING FOR SALE  Sealed submission will be received up to 4:30 p.  Monday, January 7, 1980 for the purchase and  removal of a two year old Chimo portable structure,  measuring 10 feet x 40 feet, presently situated on  Block A, District Lot 1314, Plan S9S0.  supper. We will have instead a Dcr '2. The cost will be $15 per  person. A smorgasbord supper  will be served at midnight.  Entertainment will be dancing  L.r   Li*. - I,- .1-.- l  e^rn���r- as������  ������" \l  **        ai        -e,  Forms of sale are chase with the successful  tenderer being granted 30 days from date of  acceptance to effect actual removal of the building  from the site.  For further information, specifications and  viewing of the building contact the Municipal  Inspector at 886-2274.  The Municipality does not bind itself to accept  any of the tenders and no tender will be accepted by  the Municipality until it has been approved by the  Municipal Council of Gibsons.  to the music of Bill Malyea.  This event was very much  enjoyed last year, and I can  guarantee the same this year.  As this will be, in all  probability, my last report to  you I wish to thank all  members for their support  ��V during my term of office. I  enjoyed serving you to the  fullest, and sincerely hope you  will continue to support my  successor, Mrs. Gladys Coates.  May I take this opportunity of  wishing everyone a very Merry  Christmas and all the best for  the New Year. My special  thanks to the staff of the Coast  News for publishing these  articles.  888-8144  886-8144  PRODUCTS  l  Highway 101 & Shaw Rd.  Gibsons  Ltd.  DL-6606  USED CARS AND TRUCKS  We Buy, Soil And Trade  i  Always A Good Selection!  888-8344 Coast News, December 11,1979  17.  fjAT 0" ..it" iW^TjmWA  r new c.il nr  SECHELT CARPET CORNER  885*5315 ��� ,��sk tor Santa John!  Mi     YOUR AUTOPLAN  ^PBW     CENTR  Taking care of  __ all your Real Estate Needs  Seaside Plaza Evenings  886-2000    Norm Peterson Dennis Suvegee  886-9121    886-2607      or 886-7264  Hey, Y��ur Majesty,       When   Mi stir Benner       Can we   all go over  -  and watch ?  services Vancouver  Island  Sechelt team  by Carl Chrismas  Pender Honour Roll  The following students have  earned honours standing in the  first reporting period of this  school year:  CORREEN BROWN  LISA GARRISON  RICCOH TALENTO  Second Class:  SUSIE CHRISTIAN  JANET REID  Grade 10  First Class:  DAWN ADAMSON  DANNY-KEID...,mi, J  Grade 9  Second Clan:  MAUREEN GRIFFITH  MINDY PETERS  SAMANTHA ADAMSON  Carl's corner  Short and sweet this time to house, let alone gifts. If I can  make up for the long dis- ever remember shedding a tear  sertation of last week. This has it  would  be on  Christmas  been  a  busy one for this morning while watching our  arna,teur writer and that was youngsters opening gifts with  going tt> be what my column shining eyes, waiting for each  was based oh,''What makes a meagre parcel to reveal the toy  Writer?" But the question will or gift of their dreams,  have to go unanswered for this     It is a traumatic experience,  week so I will have to wait to believe, me, and there may be  find out what it is all about those around even today that  myself. One never knows what experience   the  same  thing,  is going to be dredged up from reduced to such a situation as  that  deep well of 'remem- this through no fault of their  bfration' and my mood may own. My heart goes out to  have changed by next week. I'm them. And there are some parts  looking forward to it myself! of my life I would like to live  '���' Meanwhile, what with my over again and have the chance  'Weekends being tied up looking to do then what I am able to do  After' WeldWoods Clowholm now. Not very good English  Camp and Lucy, inauguration with which to stir the emotions,  of the new Council and Lucy, God knows you will listen to  attending regular Council lots of that before the season is  meeting on Wednesday night over and it makes me sad. We  and Lucy, a meeting of the can only do the best we can  Economic Advisory Council in while we have the chance. The  Gibsons on Thursday evening opportunity won't come by  and Lucy, writing it all up on again,  "Ladies and Gentlemen, you  are looking at a winning team!"  These were the opening  remarks of Mayor-elect i Ed  Boucher of Sechelt. In the  parlance of the football field,  he went on; "With the experience of a great pair of forwards  in Aldermen Larry McDonald  and Joyce Kolibas to lead off  our season, and the backing of  a nimble and energetic pair,of  flankers in Henry Half and  Brian Stelck, we are going to  score points!"  "Your quarterback is rather  new at the game, but I will be in  there pitching, trying to connect with my receivers, doing  my best to avoid being sacked  by the opposition!"  The quarterback and coach  have assigned positions to the  team and in each case, they are  well chosen. Please note that  each player is sharing two1 or  more slots. Here is the lint-tip:  '; ''ATifcrjjitfdh'Kollba.^rhc-  backer and Pass Receiver.  Portfolio: Planning, (Zoning,  Sub-division and community  plan), Library, Health and as  Alternate Director, S.C.R..D.  Alderman McDonald: Running back and Defensive tackle. Portfolio: Finance, Public  t> ri b 4 b sl Ik 4 b 4 b 4 b 4 b J l> i li 4 Ik rf b <i b <i b 4 b rf 1/1) k 4 b 4 tv ri b tl b <1 h 4 fa d  Grade 8  First Class:  KIM KING  ROGENE TALENTO  Second ClaW '  KATHY GAMBLE  KRISTINE MEYER  JANET POLLOCK  SCOTT SIMPSON  STIRLING WALLACE  SUSAN /WILKINSON  Works (roads, drainage, street  lights), Joint Building.  Alderman Hall: Offensive  tackle, Left and Right Guard  and Defensive End. Portfolio:  Parks, Recreation and Arena,  Airport, Inter-municipal.  (Watch this fleet-footed broken  field runner. He can grab the  ball and run!)  Alderman Stelck: Wide receiver, Left and Right Tackle.  Portfolio: Tourism, S.C.R.D.  Director. (A newcomer to the  field but could be a good punt  returner and pass intercepter.)  Three of the players will act  as back-up quarterback for a  period of four months each.  Leading off as Deputy-Mayor  will be Alderman Hall from  January to April, 1980; Alder-  person Kolibas from May to  August; Alderman Stelck from  September to December. Good  experience for all and will  improve their bargaining position when their respective  contracts come dp for renewal.  '    So the're'l^fflf 'line-up and  Friday and getting ready to  meet the Clowholm Queen at  Tillicum Bay to go up Salmon  Inlet to look after Clowholm  Camp and Lucy, (I wouldn't  have enough wind left to read  that again!), I really don't have  much time to get bored. But  one of these day's I really am  going to retire, (I think), and  then I will have lots of time to  look after my writing���and  Lucy!  j On top of all that, here we  ���have Christmas upon us.  Christmas carols are blaring  ovtk",bf the radio and the kid's  are advertising on T.V. spouting about the 'outrageously low  prices of toys', and others  hammering us with the perfect  Sfor 'mother', shaming us  buying the mink stole or  the diamond choker rather  ���j than the fur-lined commode we  lhad decided on.'  * I sometimes get very depressed fit this ti.ne of year and  i I am sure that it is a throw back  ���to the depression days when we  'were lucky to have food in the  That's too sad a note to end  on. How about this one?  My travel agent told me ofa  strange phone call he had the  other day. A guy called and  asked how long it took Air  Canada to fly from Vancouver  to To'ronto. He told him, "One  moment, please!"  The guy said, "Thank you!",  and hung up!  And then there was the guy  who was asked if he would like  to become a Jehovah Witness.  He said, "Oh, I couldn't. I  didn't see the accident!"  See you all next week!  Carl  Gibsons Public  Library  Tfl*Wday2-4p.m.  Wednesday 2-4 p.m.  Thiftsday 2-4 &  7-9 p.m.  Saturday 2-4 p.m.  886-2130  I885-2235  CENTURY WEST REAL ESTATE  Toll Free  689-5838  GOWER POINT VIEW HOME  No. 261  Three bedroom family home in great  neighbourhood; 2 fireplaces, master ensuite, finished family room with rosewood  panelling, plus framed in fourth bedroom.  Laundry and mud room. Superbly  landscaped with shrubs, fruit trees���plus  FANTASTIC VIEW! A must to view.  Assumable mortgage at 12%. Priced at  $77,900. Eva Carsky, 886-7126.  SPECTACULAR VIEW AT A  SPECTACULARLY LOW PRICE  No. 301  This two bedroom charmer has a spectacular VIEW of Trail Islands and Trail  Bay. Only one block to excellent  swimming beach. This cozy, well maintained home is priced to sell fast at  $26,000. NOT LEASE. Rita Percheson,  . 885-5706.  from my point of view as a  commentator, a good one!  The team will be playing  under some new ground rules.  One most important as emphasized by the quarterback;  "There is one word in our  vocabulary that has been much  over-worked and it will be  stricken from usage by this  Council. That word is 'argument'!"  A UnORb CEDRR H0H1ES  921-1010  921-9261  Independently Distributed by:  M.D.MACKENZIE LIMITED  Display Home  ond Office  6342 bay St.  Horseshoe Boy  West Vancouver  V7W2G9  Your Own Small Estate  J Seclusion on 4.3 acres in Pender  Harbour, No buildings. Super  , view, year round creek. Most of  i land cleared and fenced. Raise  i chickens, beef, etc. Low taxes.  > Close to stores, schools, fishing.  Phone owners.  883-9923  '34,500.  ^l*w  SUNNYCREST  SHOPPING  CENTRE  886-2277.  - ANp UWD DEVELOPMENT LTD.  RR#2, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0  CONVEYANCING^REAL ESTATE CONSULTING-APPRAISALS-  ���  VANCOUVER  TOLL FREE  682-1513  NOTARY PUBLIC  HOMES  LOTS  MOUNTMNVIEW: Two naw three  bedroom homes in Creekside Park;  Estates. Olose to schools, shopping:  and all amenities. For first home  buyers there are grants between  $1,000 and $2,500 which do not have to  be repaid. Large assumable mortage.  $48,500 ft $41,500  8EACOT WAY: Creekside Park Es- BROWNING RD. WATERFRONT:  tates. Three bedroom home under Beautilul large waterlront building lot  construction.   Carport   has   closed m area ol quality homes. Water, hydro,  storage aree .Sunken livingroom with Mbto< Southern exposure overlooks  fireplace, vaulted ceilings Bathroom OMrgla' strait to Vancouver island,  has separate make-up vanity. Twin ldM| invtltment. Owner must sell.  seal windows. $17,800.  CHASTER RD: Two bedroom A-frame  on large lot lor a small price.  HOPKINS: View home near beach and  Hopkins Store. Loads ol room for large  famllyorlotsofguests.Fivebedrooms, ,*  two .bathrooms. Two view sundecks.  $88,800.  ELPHINSTONE: Quiet and private  setting tht panoramic view as only the  Grantham Landing area can provide.  Thla well built home features three  large bedrooms, sliding glass doors  onto sundeck and view! viewl viewl The  home Is 1150 square feet with partial  basement lor rec room and workshop.  Nicely landscaped grounds round out  this comfortable living package.  SELMA   PARK: NOT   ON   LEASE  LAND. Try your down payment on this  two bedroom house with ocean view  Would make a great summer place or  handy person could make it a permanent home. $22,800.  DAVIS RD: Exceptionally well built  three bedroom home. Heatilator  fireplace, two sundecks, family dining  room plus eating area In kitchen All  thla on main floor. Lovely landscaped  level lot with storage shed, lull garden  In and double garage. PLUS���two  furnished suites In basement, self*  contained with private entrances,  rental $200 each suite. This Is a  fantastic value and only two blocks to  shopping, schools, etc. $87,800.  QOWER PT. RD: This near new 1640  sq. ft. executive home with view ot  Georgia Strait was built by owner-  contractor and has all the luxurious  extras you demand. Three large  bedrooms with balconies oft each.  Master bedroom has large three piece  ensuite, two sundecks and skylights.  Expensive cedar finish in livingroom  and dining room with skylights and  vaulted ceilings. Sunken livingroom  and conversation pit both with lire-  place. Beautiful large kitchen with  fridge, stove and dishwasher. Sauna j  with shower. Thermal windows  throughout and energy saving warm  air circulator make this home a must to  own, Phone to view anytime. $85,000.  $24,800.  HILLCREST RO: Tidy, well kept  bungalow with tidy well kept yard  Three bedrooms, Open fireplace.  partial basement makes an excellent  work room. Fully Insulated. Nothing to  do but enjoy. $81,800.  HILLCREST RD: Attractive two bedroom home on extra large lot. Some  view of water and Keats Island.  Possible subdivision of lot in future.  $18,800.  HWY. 101 HOPKINS LANDING: Dramatic view to Keals, Gambier, Lions  Bay and Ferry from this two bedroom  home only 10 minutes walk to ferry  terminal. Sliding glass doors to wraparound sundeck Large lamily room  and dining area with eating bar. 27 x 19  basement Includaa washer, dryer,  fridge and slove Owner must sail  Phone for appointment to view anytime. $41,800.  1887 8ARGENT ROAD: Absolute  privacy In your own large beautifully  landscaped back yard wilh fruit trees.  Spectacular view of the ocean from the  front. All this right in the heart of  Gibsons. Close to schools, shopping,  etc. Immaculate three bedroom well  built home wilh '.* basement, lireplace  and sundeck May be purchased with  adjoining lot. $58,000.  MANATEE RD: Roberts Creek.  Excellent starler or retirement home In  quiet area only a block to super beach.  Vary nice two bedroom home.  Fireplace and on large lot. Prices are  going up, this la an excellent buy.  $41,000  SANDY HOOK: Coracle Drive,  WATERFRONT. Do you want a summer cottage on approximately 75 ft* of  sandy beach waterfront1? An unbelievable view? Do you want a private  place to go on winter weekends just to  sit around the fire and relax? How  about running waler, electric service  but completely hidden In the trees  privacy? This little cottage haa all this  and more. Phone to view any time.  $84,800.  $78,800.  QRADV RO: Langdale. Building lot  approximately 75 x 250 x 75 x 253. All  services except sewer. View. Selectively cleared $14,000.  BURNS RD: Good building lot, 65 x  130 on flat land In Gibsons Village.  Four blocks Irom post ollice. stores  and transportation. Lightly treed  Three blocks from ocean. All services  available* $11,000.  SHOAL   LOOKOUT: View   lot   with  approval for ordinary septic tank. Lots  of nice homes in this attractive area.  $18,800.  SCHOOL ft WVNOART: Beautiful  view from thia duplex zoned lot  overlooking the Bay Close to schools  and ahopplng Perfectly suited to side-  by-slde or up-down duplex construction $18,500.  FIRCREST: Reasonably priced lots  with nice trees Quiet no-through  street perfect for family homes Pricod  Irom $10,800.  CREEKSIDE PARK ESTATES:  Gibsons Village off North Road. Lots  lor single wides, double wides and  conventional homes. All on sewor,  water, hydro andallwilhin three blocks  of schools, medical clinic and two  shopping centres  HWY. 101 ft ARQENT RD: 6/10 of an  acre to treed land In Roberts Creek two  blocks from the Masonic Hall. Two  dwellings allowed on the property. 100  leet ot highway (rontaga that would be  ideal tor domestic industry site with  home behind. On hydro and regional  water $14,800.  QOWER PT. RD. ft 14th: Lovely view  corner lot Two plateaus for your  choice of building sites Two homes  could be built on this 'i acre. Partially  cleared. Could be accessed from  Grandvlew Road for quiet rural setting.  Approximately 85' x 265'.      $17,800.  SMITH RD: Good view lot 125 x 165  approximately with a good bulldln)  site and an unobstructed ocean view  $13,880  YMCA RD: Langdale. Building lot 87 x  163 on quiet dead end street and ready  to build on. $12,800  POPLAR LANE: 70 x 130 panhandle  lot on sewer. Excellent neighbourhood  only one block to schools and  shopping. Flat easy to build on lot with  private driveway. $13,800.  SANDY HOOK: Level corner lot with  south-west exposure. Size 69 x 130  with paved road on both aides. Power  and water at site. Short distance to  beach and boat ramp. $10,800.  ACREAGE  HWY. 101: Approximately 16 acres  2nd growth treea, level, great lor a  hobby (arm Close to Gibsons Good  holding properly and priced at only  $4,000 per acre See this now Large  acreagos are getting scarce  $84,000  MIDDLEPOINT HWY. 101: Plus or  minus 17 acres vacant land located on  Highway 101. Middiepoint, approxi'  mately30milesfromGibsons Logging  road, nol in use. through property  Average sub-division size permitted '4  acre   Southerly exposure and good  MIDDLEPOINT  HWY.   101: Plus  or  minus 20 acres with Insulated cottage  just remodelled. Located on Highway  101 in Middiepoint approximately 28  miles from Gibsons. Average subdivision size permitted M acre. Cottage  has all services, southerly exposure  and view from higher elevation at rear.  $48,800.  GAMBIER ISLAND: Can you afford 10  pass up this opportunity? 3300���thirty  three hundred feet waterfront. 53.5-  fitty three and one half acres. Estimated value of timber between $50,000  and $60,0001 Price tor the whole thing,  only $118,000.  LORRIE GIRARD  SS6-7760  JON MCRAE  885-3670  ANNE GURNEY  886-2164  ARNE PETTERSEN  886-0793  GARY PUCKETT  886-9508  STEVE SAWYER  885-2691  JAY VISSER  685-3300  DAVE ROBERTS  886-8040 Coast News, December 11,1979  Eastern Star visit  Mayor Mervyn J. Boucher of Sechelt, centre in the back row, poses with his new  Council. Flanking the Mayor are Aldermen Brian Stelck and Larry MacDonald. Joyce  Kolibas and Henry Hall complete the team.  On becoming a Rover  Ramblings of a Rover  by Dee Cee  I don't think I would ever  have considered embarking  on a career as a cable telegraph  operator if the company I was  joining hadn't had such a  romantic sounding name. Had  it heen something prosaic such  as Western Union or Commercial I wouldn't have given it  a second thought but Indo-  European Telegraph Co. appealed to me, romanticist that I  was and always have been. I  visualized the thronging streets  of Calcutta or Bombay and  could almost hear the temple  bells and see the shaven-headed  Buddhist priests in their saffron  robes. As far as the European  part was concerned I was not  too interested as I was already  in it, although I had seen little  of the continent as a whole.  It hadn't taken me very  longto dissipate the "fortune" I  had earned on my trip to  Africa. Between the visits to the  local pubs, not only to refresh  myself but to treat my friends, I  had blown quite a lot of it on  seats at the two cinemas in  town, the Empire and the Gem.  It was invariably two seats, one  for thc girl I had selected as my  "target for the night" and the  other for myself and, of course,  it had to be a back seat, one of  the plush ones thai cost a  shilling, not those cheap 6d.  hard benches in front where it  would have been impossible to  do much feeling around and  canoodling and besides in the  back where the plutocrats sat,  the occasional giggle or gasp  went unnoticed. As long as it  was not a piercing squeal the  lights didn't go back on, so one  could do quite a bit of exploratory work there in the dark and  get away with it, providing of  course, that thc girl was willing  and would co-operate, which  for some strange reason soem  of them refused to do! Anyway,  an equal number ol years in  both Alexandria and Aden.  Billy was and always had been  known as the "gentleman of the  lamily". At 6 ft. 1 in. he was a  lot taller than we other three  boys and, what was a great deal  more important, he was far  better educated than the rest of  us having gained a scholarship,  competing against all England,  to Christ's Hospital College at  Horsham, Sussex, the presti-  geous "Bluecoat School". On  leave, he had not only good  looks, good clothes, polish and  poise, but plenty of money to  spend and, frankly, I was more  than a little envious of him  although I cared for him a great  deal more than I ever had or  ever would for George.  To this day I never knew  exactly how it was accomplished, but I imagine that not  only had my Dad and Billy  talked it over but it is quite  possible my brother pulled a  few strings so that, before I  really had time to give it much  thought, I was enrolled in the  service of the Indo-European  Telegraph Co., a subsidiary of  thc Eastern Telegraph Co.,  which covered at that time a  large part of the world. The  Company I had so recently  joined had the shortest, fastest  and most direct route to the far  East, from North Waltham-  stow, England, where the cable  entered the sea, across the  Holland, through Germany  and south to Odessa in Russia,  and then on to Karachi, India,  the end of the line.  At my interview in London it  was explained to me that  Odessa and Karachi were the  two main stations and, should  everything go well, I would  probably bc stationed at one of  them and it would be advisable  and profitable for me to learn  Russian, which would bc  taught by the Company along  with the rest of the course. All  this sounded extremely exciting  from F. to London. I was to  catch the 7:20 a.m. train to  Victoria Station, then take tile  underground to Liverpool St.  Station and it was then only a  short distance to walk to Old  Broad Street, where the Company's offices were. My hours  were 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. so I  would be back in F. (if all went their consternation, my family  as planned) in time for suppqr and friends were forced to the  with the family between 6-7 same conclusion. I just didn't  Pm- fit  in  with  the  role  I had  I mentioned the word plan,-  assumed!  The official visit of Mrs.  Roberta Moflatt, Worthy  Grand Matron of the Grand  Jurisdiction of British Columbia and Yukon, Order of the  Eastern Star, was a busy day  for the officers and members of  Mt. Elphinstone Chapter No.  65. Accompanied by Mrs.  Agnes Hindmarch, Past Grand  Matron and Mrs. Florence  Struthers, Past Grand Matron  the Grand Matron had a happy  and successful visit.  In the early afternoon the  officers and members met for a  school of instruction under the  charge of the Grand Lecturer  Mrs. Hindmarch P.G.M. It was  a most informative and rewarding afternoon as the  Chapter members exemplified  their work. At the close of the  afternoon sessions a delightful  dinner catered by Mrs. Robertson was held in the downstairs  social room. The room and  tables were tastefully decorated  in the appropriate colours and  ned. Did you ever see anything  that went exactly the way one  intended? Never in my whole  life could I have been described  as an orderly or well-organized  person and this second venture  out into the world was to end in  disaster. 1 was too young, too  full of life and too haywire to  assume the guise ofa respectable business man with his black  coat, grey pinstripe trousers  and bowler hat, going back and  forth to his office, and it wasn't  very long before not only I  found that out but, much to  Guess Where  *-��������������-V  The usual prize of $5.00 will be awarded to the first  entry drawn from the barrel correctly locating the  abouve. Send your entries to the Coast News, Box 460,  Qibsons. Last week's winner was Teresa Robillard of  Box 367, Sechelt. Teresa identified the pictured  structure as being across from the Gocernment gravel  pit on Mason Road In West Sechelt and added the  Information that inside the structure was a well.  at two shillings for the seats, 3d ^^^^^^^^^^^^  and 4d. for candy, a drink or and once I got going I went at it  two before or after the show,   like someone demented  before you knew it a pound  note was gone but, lookingat it  philosophically, how better  could one have spent thc  money?  I was increasingly getting  more restless and fed-up wilh  life in I7, since my return from  sea. I had spent a week or two  down at Acton I arm bul  somehow things weren't the  amc and, although nn Aunt.  Jncle and cousins were more  lhan kind to mc, I couldn't  ������ecm to settle down and enjoy  farm life as I once had done. I  helped Dad in the shop packing  groceries, tying up parcels and  stocking thc shelves but I was  continually quarreling with my  brother George. I dug my  Dad's allotment up from one  end to the other to get it ready  lor the spring planting but I still  was unsettled and, although I  couldn't put it into words at the  time nor had I ever heard of  Thoreau, I was one of "the mass  of men leading lives of quiet  desperation".  At this stage of unrest it so  happened that my brother  Billy, who was rapidly making  a name for himself with the  Eastern Telegraph Co., came  home on leave from Zanzibar  when his two year stint there  was finished, after having spent  There had been some minor  friction at home on where I  would stay while I was learning  telegraphy. If I was to stay in  London, my mother was insistent that I stay with my Aunt  Flo who lived in Brixton, but I  didn't want any part of that.  She was even more religious  than Mother and ruled her  husband and three girls with a  hand of iron. I could well  imagine her dictating to me on  all matters, particularly on  what time I had to be home al  night! 1 fought Ihis suggestion  with every argument I could  think of so eventually it was  decided I would commute daily  10% OFF DAV  Friday, Dec. 14th  10% off regularly  priced merchandise  on purchase  over $5.00.  (except Sale Tag merchandise)  .n.t~a.m,B*  4  Many In-Store  Red-Tag Specials  Sunnycrest ���  Shopping Centre  SALE  f$ �� CABINETS  886-3417 Toll Free: 9M-M17  Open 10 a.m. ��� 6 p.m.  Seaview Place, next door to Mr. Mike's  theme.  It was a most pleasant dinner  hour with time enough for  members and visitors alike to  have great enjoyment in renewing old friendships and  making new ones. Before  proceeding, upstairs fo, the  evening's meeting, Mrs. fcdna  Fisher, Past Matron of Mt.  Elphinstone Chapter presented Mrs. Moffatt with a  cheque for the Cancer fund.  The Grand Matron thanked  everyone concerned for the  donation and complimented  the workers of the cancer  dressing station also for their  many hours of work for cancer  patients.  Grand Matron Mrs. Moffat  gave a very interesting talk on  happiness as well as expressing  her pleasure at the number of  people in attendance at the  meeting and hoped that she  could return for a visit in the  near future.  A very pleasant social hour  was spent' downstairs after the  meeting and everyone was most  happy to, have met such a  charming Grand officer and  wished the best for her as she  continues her journeys during  the next five months. Meanwhile the Chapter is actively  planning more activities and  projects and is looking forward  to a most pleasant and rewarding continuation of its  purpose.  ^mAQflAUOK 26' COLOUR T.V."  with High Fidelity sound  High Rrsoluiion Filler 3" Tweeter  Videomatio Two 6 x -1 Oval Sppaki-rs  Remote Control \t Walt Sound System  Touch-Tune  ���ft  mamUmmmmmai fH  bfcMlMMI  rm nysspn tm rmwrnwrn        AeO a   mm mm. a. Aim.  MMM MMM TO M��       994* 5Z40  On Mprovtd Crun  See ads on pages 11, 3  ,15  WANTED  Tuesday night,  Dec. 11th, 7-9 p.m.  SaLtSSSSSSSBSSOE  GREAT HORDES OF PEOPLE  to Win Door Prizes  Play In-Store Games  &  Do lots of Shopping for Christmas  10% Discount  on all regular merchandise  Shop at the Christmas store  where we set the prices.  Gome see for  vourseifi  (Mar Plaza  Dunham Rd.,  Port Mellon  w\~  OEMRTMENT STOTE  886-1510  LOOKING FOR AN INEXPENSIVE LOT?  WATERFRONT? ACREAGE? A CONDOMINIUM?  A SUMMER COTTAGE?  Whatever vour real estate requirements.  Italic M Mm��� is:  SUNSHINE COA  REALTOR  HMtwHwaMnk  A Gteslord Pims PubfcMm  Obtairuulop^iflioutcn^  Trail la Cowrie St.  885-2235  jSKfc     IREAL ESTATE ��� INSURANCE  naiiiiu    I*.......�����^^^^m^���^^  689-5838  FLORON  ACINCIK LTD  OFFICE BM-224J  I HI Martw Mm, Mama  Don McSwmy John Black  WS*333�� SM-7316  Gwrg. Cooper  8W.9344  CENTURY WEST REAL ESTATE  SOLAR REALTY  Dal Grauer Ton i,h Tew������  885-3808     922-2017   886-9238  "trm  MMM)  DonHKMM  Jsck Andcnon  Stan Anderson  ETiTHSm  RFALTY LTD  OOarSZll      FRMaeaiciTATi CATALoaue      Qo-f'OUlb  Victim Kofeum  ���N-MW  PENDERHARBOUR  tgAm^ural  H��*h��* 101 at FriiKit ftnlnwU Rd.  883-2794  John Bretn Mlh�� Rom Jock Hcrmon  8M-W78 883-9378 883-2745  ^Mitten Realty Ltd.  885-3295  Next to St. Mary's Hospital  Van. Direct  681-7931  Phone 886-2000 or 886-9121  Serving the Lower Sunshine Coast  Located tn the Seaatde Plaza, Gower Point Road. Gibaoni.  Trev Goddard  886-2658  Pat Murphy  885-5171  MBSQNS R.  VAND LAND DEVELOP  Deirdre Murphy  885-9487  Hex I tsa Sechelt. B C VON SAO  "Your Real Estate hosts  on the Sunshine Coast"  IBSQNS REALTY  1 AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD!  RR#2, Gibsons. B.C. VON 1V0  SUNNVCREST      SHOPPING     CENTRE  886-2277       682-1513  H.B. GORDON ABENCIES LTD.  Cowrie St., Sechelt  John Wilson       Eves., Wknds.,  885-2013 885-9365  (Office behind the old Co-op Store)  888-2622 886-7817  Len Van Egmond  885-9683   ,

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