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 Legislative Library,  Parliament Buildings,  Victoria, British Columbia  27  1-79    f%_.      ,   tt-,\  i i *R  The Sunshine  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15* per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  January 23,1979  Volume 33, Number 4  At Gibsons Council  Walking trail  and care centre  This aerial photograph shows slide areas in the  Chapman Creek watershed. Despite slight discrepancies caused by the aerial photography this compo-  %,.  By George Cooper  A walking trail from Lower Gibsons to Shaw Road is a Chamber of Commerce project that received Council support at the  January 15 Planning Committee meeting. Jon McRae, Chamber president, said the trail will start at Charman Road, which is  near the Dougal Park tennis courts, and follow the Charman  Creek ravine to the foot of Shaw Road. "The trail will provide  access to the pool, to Brothers Park, and the secondary school  grounds for the young folk who live in Lower Gibsons," said  McRae, "and it will be an alternative route for boaters from the  wharf to the facilities in upper Gibsons. And residents can enjoy  a quiet walk away from traffic hassle whenever they wish."  McRae added that picnic tables will be located along the route.  Now an application for a Young Canada Works funding of the  project is to be made to bring it to a reality.  Preliminary sketches of an intermediate care centre were  shown to Council by Ken Goddard of the Kiwanis Village  Society. "We are waiting now for final government approval  of site and size of the centre, and once that is given we can go  to tender. The building will be constructed on the present site  of Kiwanis Village just off North Road." Goddard added that  Vancouver architects Jones and Haave, have prepared the preliminary sketches which show a possible accomodation of thirty-  eight beds. The exact number of beds to be provided will be  announced when final approval is received from the Ministry of  Health.  Other items in the Planning  Committee minutes tell of  other projects underway.  The Village is now in a position, reported planner Rob  Buchan, to approve a standard  five-year foreshore lease to  All Sports Marine to allow the  needed float and moorage  space required for the Marine  Pub License. Cedars Inn proprietor John Kavanaugh  presented plans for a two-  story retail and office building to replace the present  motel units and office. The  Village planner stated that he  found the plans satisfactory,  and Council moved to proceed  with re-zoning' the Cedars  Inn property to C-l.  Permits for installing wood  burning heaters will be available without charge for at  least a three month period.  A letter to distributors or  installers will request they  advise customers it is necessary to have permits and inspections.  Council, convened as Finance Committee, examined  the 1979 provisional budget  prepared by Clerk Jack Copland and staff. Changes can  be made up to May 15 and  such decisions will be governed by provincial grant  policy, confirmation of 1979  assessments by the provincial  assessment office, and any  changes that Council may  make in budget priorities.  Expenditures for such services as recreation, fiscal,  protective,     street     main-  Sechelt  salaries  A special meeting of Sechelt Council members and  staff was held in Sechelt on  Saturday, January 13, to  review staff salaries and job  descriptions.  The staff, through Clerk  Tom Wood, asked that the  increase in salary be 9l/i%.  Alderman Jorgenson put forward a motion that the monetary increase be 7'/i%, and  that medical and half dental  care be included. This was  seconded by Alderman  Larry MacDonald.  Also put forward as a motion was that salaries should  be looked at on an individual  basis. A meeting on this and  job evaluation is scheduled to  be held before the end of  February.  Holidays  were dis  cussed. The staff felt that in  order to bring holiday benefits in line with the Regional  Board, four weeks holiday  instead of three should be  granted    after   five   years.  tenance, salaries, and general  administration are set at  $1,165,062., down $8,481  from 1978. Other segments  of the budget deal with water  and sewer utilities at $90,300  and $218,500 respectively for  a total of about $25,000 above  last year's. Among other  budget schedules is that of the  Aquatic Centre with an anticipated deficit of $57,000.  Salaries, full and part time for  the Aquatic Centre are just  under $72,000 an increase of  over $20,000 from 1978.  Other odds and ends from  the budget show the mayor's  indemnity is $3,207 for the  year, up $292 over 1978.  Gibsons' contribution to the  airport remains at $500.  With the increase of the hours  open to the public the Motor  Vehicle Agency will cost more  to operate but additional  revenue is expected to offset  the difference.  The crane swings the Echo Scan aboard the giant  barge for welding work. The repair work at Gibsons  Wharf Is nearlng completion.  tion in the area,  P.U.C. Committee Chairman, Harry Almond, said that this  was a situation which had been causing some concern for years.  The Coast News flies Indicate that Ave yean ago serious concern was being expressed about the effects of the logging which  was taking place right to the creeksMes.  The problem apparently Is caused by mad slides Into the  creek from the logging road construction. Committee Chairman  Almond said he felt that It was mandatory that something be  Cabaret  proposed  The possibility of a cabaret  being one of the facilities in  the new commercial building  on Cowrie Street was put before Sechelt Council at their  regular meeting last week.  Mr, Fisher asked Council  for approval of a licenced  cabaret. He felt that with such  approval, the Liquor Administration Board (L.A.B.) would  look upon his proposal more  favourably.  The Village, however, asked  that he first obtain L.A.B.  approval and then come to  Council and present his case.  One drawback seen by the  Village is that the building  is constructed with a one-hour  fire separation from other  parts of the building. Two  hours are required in the case  ofa cabaret.  Approval in principle was  given to a 20���20 unit apartment block on Lot A of District Lot 1331 in Sechelt  Village.  Speaking on behalf of Joseph Butorac for Jardan  Construction, Mr. Pat Murphy  felt that suitable access to the  property was feasible. Construction of the block will  necessitate either the demolition or the removal of  Rockwood Lodge.  Chamber  meeting  The Gibsons Chamber of  Commerce will be holding a  general meeting in the banquet hall of the Royal Canadian Legion 109 in Gibsons,  on January 31 at 8o.m.  Sechelt Arena  Difficulties  outlined  That the Sechelt Arena is facing financial difficulties has appeared on the pages of this newspaper several times in the past.  The following letter from the Village Clerk, Tom Wood, to  the Regional Board, however, gives a clear indication of the  seriousness and immediacy of the situation.  "I wish to try again to express the extreme urgency of the  situation facing the Arena and the Village of Sechelt, brought to  the fore by a bill for insurance in the amount of $5,550.00 which  the Association cannot hope to pay, and which gathers penalty  charges of some $75.00 per month until paid.  "We have no quarrel with the District undertaking a study  of the Arena operation ��� in fact it is welcomed. However, we  cannot afford to await the outcome of it. I must stress again  that we request a levy of .02 mills over the entire District on  this year's budget. With this assurance, the Village can continue to pay some of the Arena accounts and thereby keep it  operating. Without it, we simply cannot afford to and the alternative is Immediate closure.  "The District is NOT setting any precedent in complying with  this request. Sums have been designated for Recycling, P.E.P.,  The Fitness Council, etc. The Board surely cannot be unduly  worried about further requests either because it takes fifty  such requests to add up to only 1 mill. The overriding concept is  that the District can do a great deal with such a tiny levy whereas the Village is being crippled by having to shoulder the burden on its obviously very limited tax resource.  "Please consider this levy and decide immediately whether  you are prepared to help THIS YEAR, or stand by and see the  Arena close. NEXT YEAR is a whole new ball game. Depending  on the forthcoming study, another levy may or may not be  necessary, but THIS YEAR is a matter of life or death. Will the  Arena stay open or will it close down? Will the young of all ages  up and down the coast be skating or curling next month or not?  We must have your decision and we must have it immediately "  Signed,  Thomas Wood,  Village Clerk  Utilities Corridor success  Co-operation  does it  ,     ,     ,   , ���, , The long-standing bureaucratic block which has held up the  been perfect for the best possible purity of water: we had just establishment of a public utilities corridor across Indian Lands  cleaned the reservoir, there was no rain, and there was snow In #2 in Sechelt looks as though it has been resolved as a result of  the hills. The water should have been perfect." a joint, co-operative initiative made by the Sechelt Indian Band  Questioned by Director George Gibb about whether the area and Regional Board Director Ed Nicholson to the provincial  was a natural slide area, Committee Chairman Almond asserted authorities involved.  that there had been no slides In the area prior to the road- A letter received by the Indian Band last week from the  building. Ministry of Labour indicated that the impasse which had been  Regional Board Chairman Ed Nicholson recommended that blocking the corrider had been resolved to the satisfaction of all  the Regional Board go on record as being willing to accompany parties.  all interested parties Into the area to Inspect It as soon as snow     u���der the conditions of the agreement, the new right-of-  condltions permitted. The Forestry Department and represent*    lives of Jackson Logging have also indicated that they are wll  ling to Inspect the situation on site.  Local pioneers on  Community TV  site picture clearly shows three roads and Chapman Creek at the bottom with numerous slides down  into the creek.  Careless logging? j  Regional water supply affected  The Public Utilities Committee of the Sunshine Coast Region- done about the situation. "We're getting silt In our drinking  al Board received a letter from the Gibsons Wildlife Club at the water because the slides that already exist have not been  committee meeting held on Thursday, January 18, concerning   seeded," said Almond.  the effect on Chapman Creek water supply for the Suwhlm.    Regional Board Works Superintendent Gordon Dixon corn-  Coast of silting caused by the Jackson Brothers Logging op*J��-  borated that there had been difficulties encountered with the  water In Chapman Creek. "We found dirt In the reservoir right  after we had cleaned it," said Dixon. "Conditions should have  When Delta Cablevision  Ltd. visited Elphinstone Secondary School for the Community Forum on "Waste  Management" sponsored by  the Elphinstone Student  Research Productions and  held on December 3, they  video-taped four half-hour  programmes for a series in  Delta called "Window on the  West Coast". Coast Cable-  vision Ltd. will be showing the  first of the "Pioneers of the  Sunshine Coast" on Wednesday, January 31. In Gibsons  subscribers of cablevision will  see the show at 6:00 p.m. It  then will be shown in Sechelt  at 7:30 p.m., thanks to Mr.  Carl Bobardt of Coast Cable-  vision Ltd.  Mrs. Ada Dawe of Sechelt is  interviewed in the first of the  series by Mr. Bert Nelson.  Mr. Nelson has worked for the  C.B.C. for over twenty-five  years and agreed to do the  interviews on a volunteer  basis. Delta 10 is a community  channel and the productions  are done by volunteer citizens. As you will be able to  see, Mr. Nelson's warmth and  courtesy allowed Mrs. Dawe  to relax in front of two colour  cameras as she tells stories  about her early days growing  up in Sechelt.  Mrs. Dawe was the first  white child in Sechelt and can  remember those days clearly.  Slides and pictures were  worked into the interview to  illustrate the years 1897-  1914. Thanks to Helen Dawe,  you'll see photographs of the  first post office, Mr. Bert  Whitaker's resort, store and  wharf, and the Indian Reserve showing the first church  and the first school.  The programme was produced by Dave Helem and  Marta  MacKown  of School  Please turn to Page Twelve  way interests will acknowledge and protect the existing B.C.  Hydro easement while guaranteeing provision for expanded  utility requirements. The Indian Band will receive land of equal  extent and value from the province to compensate them for the  land they would give up to create the utilities corridor across  Indian Lands.  Though the long-time problem affects future highway construction across the Sechelt isthmus, it is urgently needed water  for West Sechelt that led to the present successful co-operative  initiative. Works Superintendent requires permission from the  Board to requisition needed materials so that the installation of  a water line could begin as soon as possible.  Regional Board Chairman Ed Nicholson stressed that the  successful resolution of the problem of the utilities corridor  had been brought about by the cooperation he had received  from the Sechelt Indian Band. "I'd like to express my appreciation of the cooperation of the Band in this matter," said  Nicholson. "It is their co-operation which has enabled us jointly to settle the problems of our water supply to Area B and their  land concerns."  "The Great Chieftain of the Puddln' Race" ��� the haggis, Is piped In by Tom Richardson and carried by Moe Girard at the Burns Supper at the Gibsons Legion Hall  last Saturday.  Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday]  I'lltHMWaal Ml  Coast News, January 23,1979.  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday  by Glassford Press Ltd. Phone 886-2622  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1VO or 886-7817  Editorial Department:  John Burnside-Editor  Ian Corrance -Photographer/  Reporter  Office:  M.M. Laplante  Cynthia Christensen  Advertising Department:  Penny Christian  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Distributed Free to all addresses on Ihe Sunshine Coasl.  British Columbia $15.00 per year; $10.00 for six months  Canada except B.C. $15.00 per year.  United States and Foreign $20.00 per year.  Why rudeness?  There seems to have been an outbreak  of rudeness on the part of some of the  Regional Directors of late. A couple of  weeks ago M.L.A. Don Lockstead  dropped into the Regional Board meeting  and was invited to speak while he was  Ihere. Lockstead spoke of the recommendation on the recent Regional Review Commission that had suggested  thc amalgamation of Powell River  region and the Sunshine Coast. The M.L.  A. made plain his opposition to the proposal on the grounds of its infeasibility.  Then he made his opposition to the  Cheekeye-Dunsmuir powerline a matter  of further record but before he could  eomplele his statement he was assailed  by a member of the Regional Board for  making partisan political speeches.  Last week a resident of Roberts Creek  who was seeking to co-ordinate the  Su nshine Coast position on the powerline  with that of the residents of Lasqueti  Island was told, after about four minutes,  by Acting Chairman Charles Lee that he  had one minute to complete his statement. Upon what grounds, Mr. Lee, was  Paul Handshy so limited? Upon what  did  you   base  your  peremptory  and  arrogant decision?  It may be that the position of this  Regional Board has changed since it  last registered its protest about the  Cheekeye-Dunsmuir project but if so the  matter is not on record. Presumably both  M.L.A. Lockstead and Handshy were  speaking to the Regional Board on a matter on which they and the Regional Board  were in agreement. Why were they both  so rudely interrupted?  And quite apart from questions of  agreement or disagreement, there are  questions of common courtesy here.  The M.L.A. was asked to speak by the  Board then harangued and abused by a  Board member when he did so. That was  thoroughly discourteous. The other  young man was peremptorily told that he  had a minute to finish his presentation.  If there are other instances where a member of the public, whatever the views or  the goals represented, has been so rudely treated, we have not heard about it.  Perhaps it is time that the Regional  Board members be reminded that they  are the servants of all of the public, not  merely that portion of it, Mr. Lee, that  coincides with their own age bracket  and interests.  Congratulations  We congratulate the Sechelt Indian  Band and Chairman Ed Nicholson for  the co-operative and effective manner  in which the vexatious question of the  Seehelt Utilities Corridor was solved.  As is so often the case, the solution  came with surprising ease and surprising  speed once men of good will began to  work together in a co-operative fashion.  Chapman Creek  There seems to be little doubt that  there has been some neglect in the matter  of the silting of the Regional District's  water supply in Chapman Creek. It is now  more than five years since the matter  was drawn to the attention of the Forestry  Department: in fact, the Coast News of  live years ago concludes already that  there has been some neglect on the part  of the department. Now, five years  later, we find that the same department has yet to do anything constructive  to undo thc damage five years ago.  There seems little doubt that there are  slides in the area caused by logging road  construction which spill silt into Chapman  Creek whenever it rains and, according  to Works Superintendent Gordon Dixon,  when it doesn't rain. These slide areas  were supposed to have been seeded but  have not been seeded.  What does it take to get the Forestry  to meet its responsibilities? For five years  there has been evidence that they were  not doing an effective job in an area  which affected the drinking water for  several thousand people. Since the problem was first identified five years ago ���  at least ��� everything possible should  have been done to rectify the situation,  instead of which nothing has been  done.  The whole situation adds point to Harry  Almond's contention that the people  should get some control of what happens  in their watershed area. Without it it is  obvious that we cannot be sure that adequate safeguards are being taken.  .from trie files of Coast News  5 YEARS AGO  Residents of Gibsons are treated to  a spectacular rainbow over Mount  Elphinstone. According to old timers  there has never been anything like it  before. Stores empty as people rush  into the streets to watch It.  A hole is cut in the mail truck on  the ferry. Payrole cheques are  thought to have been in the truck.  10 YEARS AGO  The tug L&K is lost to fire on  January 15 in Collingwood Channel.  The boat was owned by Martin Hlggs,  who was on board with Bill Pruden.  Both men suffered smoke Inhalation.  Mary Ann Jeffries, the last of the  Sechell basket weavers, dies on Friday, January 10.  The longest cold spell In thirty  years hit the Sunshine Coast.  15 YEARS AGO  January 26 is set as the date for  the election of chiefs for the Sechelt  Indian Band.  A second Madill steel spar is  brought to the coast by Jackson  Bros. Logging.  Linda Peterson will be the new  Queen of Jobs Daughters.  David Donley of Sechelt is chosen  to represent local Scouts at the  American National Jamboree in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.  So often we are told that this or that  cannot be done and too often we are told  so by experience which in fact is not  experience any more than it is jaded and  unimaginative cynicism.  And so we say well done to the Sechelt  Indian Band and to Ed Nicholson who,  by working co-operatively, found the solution that benefitted all to a problem that  had defied solution.  20 YEARS AGO  An editorial complains about the  constant Increase In the cost of living,  and recommends that as a hedge  against inflation we should buy  real estate or diamonds.  25 YEARS AGO  The Howe Sound ferry Bainbrldge  gives up an attempt to make its  regular crossing. High winds and  driving snow make the trip impossible.  Sechelt, by 'Aries': "We noticed  among recent visitors to Sechelt,  Harry and Louise Winn from Gibsons."  30 YEARS AGO  For Sale: Excellent 36' troller. One  year old. Used on the West Coast.  $5,500.  A national advertisement points  out the virtues of the fledgling  Social Security.  An editorial notes that pilots are  stunt flying and it would only take one  foolish accident to put the airplane  business on the rocks.  Another editorial complains that,  although the Forestry are having a  shiny new building built, prisoners in  Sechelt are still housed in a 6'x8'  cottage, with a galvanized bucket for  toilet facilities.  \jihE hi  .1.  Roberts Creek. Union Steamships day cruiser SS LADY CECILIA is  putting on the brakes as she prepares to dock. Following service as an  Admiralty minesweeper during World War I, the vessel was renovated at Montrose, Scotland, for passenger use. Upon arrival In Vancouver in 1925, she became one of the Union's LADY ships, in the  tradition of the EMPRESS, PRINCE, and PRINCESS fleets, and was  put to work along the lower coast. In this scene, taken somewhere  between 1925 and 1928, a Sunday wharfload of campers, from cottages along the beach front, wait to board the already packed ship en  route to the city. Freight was handled through doors In main hull,  seen open here, when conditions permitted. Photo courtesy CJ.  Merrick and Elphinstone Pioneer Museum. L.R.Peterson  Slings & Arrows  >  George Matthews  ?l  Well, have we been treated  to some high drama lately  from our provincial capital I  The True and Engrossing  Story of how Bill Bennett  saved British Columbia from  those nasty foreigners from  eastern Canada ��� or How  Miniwac was suddenly revealed as Superwac after all.  The story as it has been told  says that Domtar, a Montreal-  based multi-national corporation, and Macmillan-Bloedel,  B.C.'s own multi-national corporation have been, like Ian  Corrance's piranhas of fond  memory, intent on devouring  each other. And if that wasn't  dramatic enough, enter C.P.  Industries, the Big Daddy of  all Canadian based multinational corporations with an  assertion that Macmillan-  Bloedel was a dish fit only  for its ravenous palate.  Just when the virtuous Macmillan-Bloedel seemed in  danger from the combined  assaults of these monsters  from beyond the border of  fair B.C., Willy Bennett  doffed the garb of normalcy in  which he has been more than  adequately disguised heretofore and appeared at last  from beyond his father's  towering shadow as a real  live Superwac of our very own.  "B.C. is not for sale,"  thundered our heroic Superwac. He backed this up with  face to face confrontations  with the giants of industry and  when Superwac was through  with them they tidied up their  stocks and bonds and went  home as meek as lambs before  thc righteous indignation of  B.C.'s super-mortal. The province was safe once more.  Hip, hip hooray and three  curtain calls for Superwac,  the people's friend.  It's a stirring tale of pugnacious courage. Not since  High Noon has one man buckled on his gunbclt so dramatically to wage war against the  forces of evil. Could the  people of British Columbia  now fail to make Superwac  our premier until the end of  time? Perish the ungrateful  thought I  It's such a good story one  almost feels guilty about the  nagging doubts that won't  resolve themselves. It's a bit  like believing in Santa Claus.  Wouldn't it be marvellous if  there was a jolly old fellow  who magically came down the  chimney every year dispensing to us our heart's desires  with none of the tedious and  expensive business of shopping and wouldn't it be splendid if we had a Superwac who  could stand single-handedly  before the corporate might of  such as C.P.I, and admonish  them with an all-powerful  word on behalf of the People  of the Province.  Guilty or not, however, the  pesky doubts will not disappear.  Let's just take a look at a  couple of aspects of reality.  First, a glance, timid and  brief, at the power of the  multi-national corporations,  Big Business and King Capital  which Big Business represents. Secondly, let's just  take one look at the record of  Superwac's government on  the question of Canadian  ownership.  On the first, let us remember that when the Trudeau  Liberals decided they wanted  wage and price controls after  all, they were confronted with  what amounted to a strike of  capital. Big business just  withheld its investment for  the first year of the wages and  prices freeze and the government, the federal government  of Canada we speak of here,  capitulated meekly and froze  only wages and let the prices  go. Are we to believe that  where the federal government  of Canada is powerless against  the economic power of the  multi-nationals the premier  of B.C. is all-powerful?  Perhaps we should have sent  Superwac to Sudbury. I'm  sure that if he had fearlessly  and firmly said to them that  just because the American-  engineered collapse of the  Allende government in Chile  had supplied them with cheap,  enforced labour in that country was no reason that they  should forget all the tax incentives they had enjoyed  from the Canadian government to provide employment  for Canadians. Many a Christmas in Sudbury this winter  could have been much happier  had wc only known before  this that Superwac had such  compelling sway over the industrial giants.  But if the federal government was helpless in the face  of the giant conglomerates  can we believe that a provincial premier is not?  Secondly, there is the question of the stance of the  present Socred government  regarding foreign domination  of Canadian business. Let us  look briefly at the Panco  Poultry situation in Surrey.  Purchased by the N.D.P.  three-and-a-half years ago  to ensure the three hundred-  and-fifty jobs, the poultry  company was a major success  story. In three-and-a-half  years it returned to the people  of this province a profit of  more than a million and-a-  half dollars. The Socreds have  just sold it for about three  times its purchase price to the  Cargill Company of Minneapolis ��� a multinational  agribusiness larger than  Kraft Foods and entirely  American-owned. This despite the fact that a similar  offer from Pan-Ready Co-op  of Port Coquitlam was readily  available. ,  Among other things we are  told that Cargill and its  agents had been fined over  $66,000 by the Canadian  Wheat Board for committing  over one hundred violations;  that Cargill had been taken  to court by a dozen U.S.  states for being part of a  conspiracy to keep the price of  chicken artificially high;  that Cargill was convicted of  artificially driving up the price  of wheat on the Chicago Commodity Exchange; that Cargill set up a curious corporation in Panama which allegedly was used to avoid taxes and  government regulations in a  U.S.���Soviet wheat deal;  that Cargill was named in a  U.S. court by India for short-  weighting grain destined for  hungry children.  If ever there seemed a case  for the vigilance of Superwac  in defence of B.C. surely the  sale of Panco Poultry to Cargill was such a case, yet the  government of Superwac  engineered the deal. Surely  inconsistent of him.  Next week let's have a little  fun trying to image what  really happened when little  Billy Bennett donned his  Superwac outfit and went out  to play with the big boys.  Can you imagine my shock  when I heard the news? Dr.  Amelia Poindexter-Crouch,  professor emeritus of esoteric  and occult psychology and  dynamic mesmerism from the  University of Western Plough-  seepsie, N.Y., last week published her earth shattering  study of the life of William  Shakespeare in which it is conclusively proven that Shakespeare was really a woman.  Needless to say, Professor  Crouch's revelation will have a  profound impact on the academic community and a total  re-evaluation of his/her work  will no doubt follow. The most  fascinating aspect of her  research however, lies in the  purely accidental way in which  her remarkable discovery was  made. Professor Crouch, in  the normal course of her investigation of one of Shakespeare's bawdier plays,  "Twelfth Night", did a normal computer search of past  references to the production.  Among the thousands of bibliographic references, Dr.  Crouch discovered both the  March 21, 1600 newspaper  item which first made reference to the play and, oddly  enough, the original notes of  the reviewer of the play. In  the news item, reference is  made to, "Shakespeare, that  immortal bard has done it  again in the latest production...". The original  reporter's notes however are  written, "Shakespeare, that  immoral broad has done it  again...". No doubt the discrepancy can be explained  away by the poor typesetting  and proof reading that existed  in the early seventeenth century, not to mention the fact  To a kiss  Humid seal of solt affections,  Tenderestpledge of future bliss,  Desrest tie of young connections,  Love's first snowdrop, virgin kiss!  Speaking silence, dumb confession,  Passion's birth, and Infant's play,  Dove-like fondness, chaste concession,  Qlowlng dawn of brighter day!  Sorrowing joy, adieu's last action,  When lingering lips no more must loin,  What words can ever speak affection  So thrilling and sincere as thine?  Robert Burns  that the English language was  in its infancy in those ancient  times.  Professor Crouch, being the  academic she is, naturally  followed up this apparently  contradictory reference with  further investigation and to  her amazement stumbled  upon more corroborating evidence. Did you know for  example that Shakespeare had  originally titled her well-  known play, "Juliet and  Romeo", and it was only during the later Restoration  Period that the names were  reversed? Even more surprising is Dr. Crouch's discovery that "King Lear" is  really a play about three girls  who had to put up with a  crotchety and demanding  father. The 1593 production  of "The Two Gentlemen of  Veronica" would have maintained its original title had it  not been for lack of space on  the billboard. Professor  Crouch also discovered that  Shakespeare's love sonnets  were not written by her at all  but were in fact written to  her. This one fact alone goes a  long way toward explaining  some of the apparent contradictions contained in the sonnets.  Professor Crouch goes on to  explain how the low-born  Shakespeare began her career  as a London serving-wench in  an inn frequented by actors,  directors and other debauched  wretches. Being a rather pretty girl with a lusty voice, she  soon found herself the victim  of the director's couch and her  career in the theatre was  under way. Her first years in  the theatre were uneventful  except that she managed to  learn how to read and write  while employed as script girl  to James Burbage. She practiced her shaky handwriting  on the last page of play scripts  during dull moments in rehearsals. This explains nrt  only why she has been given  credit for writing so many  plays ��� hers was the only  name on the scripts ��� but also  goes a long way towards explaining why she spelled her  name so many different ways  until she finally got it right.  The first seven plays she is  supposed to have written  between 1588 and 1592 were,  in fact, written by unknown  playwrights.  For years she suffered the  insults of petulant actors who  were always sending her on  tedious errands. It was during  this dull period in her career  that she was given her nickname, "William". Apparently, the actors were in the habit  of yelling at her into the  wings, "Go get some coffee,  will ya Shakespeare?" and the  Please turn to page three Coast News, January 23,1979  Letters to the Editor  Mathematics teacher responds  Editor:  I have read George Matthews' searching and insightful article on the place which  mathematics occupies in our  society. Although George and  I agree on most things, on  this issue we obviously do not  and as mathematics is a passion of mine I feel that another  point of view must be presented.  I am a person whose interests are rooted in the  sciences and I feel that the  beauty and structure of the  sciences are obvious. Yet  here I am communicating to  you in a letter. Although I  do not pretend to have the  masterful control of the language that George has, I  could be called literate. The  number of people who have an  amount of mathematical literacy equivalent to their English  literacy are few and far between. Although mathematical illiteracy is traditional  it is not necessarily good. I  can at least read George's  article and interpret it as utter  garbage. Yet I am sure that  he has run into thousands of  statistical studies of the same  calibre which he has swallowed whole simply because  he does not understand the  language. Whether we choose  to believe it or not, statisticians are as capable of numerical con jobs as politicians  are capable of verbal ones.  And educational research is  one of the more vulnerable  areas to which statistical  interpretations are applied,  Twentieth century virtuosi  are not the same breed as  their predecessors. Ask any  first year university student  who made the most outstanding cultural contribution in  the sixteenth and twentieth  centuries. Most would cite  Shakespeare for the former  but I'd put my money on  Einstein for the latter. Our  lives are run by electron  flows, cathode rays and binary  systems. Why not be familiar  with some part of the language of our age? So few of  that illiterates are safe. But  only safe from social embarrassment. They are as vulnerable to the manipulations of  mathematical literates as the  Canadian Indians were to the  literate white settlers of this  country.  For the sake of argument let  us say that I don't care  about reading newspapers,  writing poems or visiting art  galleries, just as George  doesn't care about how a  cash register works. But I  contend that I could find as  much beauty in my gallaxy  as he could in his gallery,  and as much excitement in  Slings and arrowa(cont'd)  name finally stuck.  The big break in her career  finally came when she realized  she would never get a chance  to act until she found a play  with a good female role. Piecing together bits of conversation and domestic bickering  between James Burbage and  his quarrelsome wife, Shakespeare wrote her first play,  "The Taming of the Shrew"  which she completed in 1594.  It was at this time she learned  her first lesson in the politics  of the stage; although she had  written the female role for  herself the part was given to  Burbage's wife and Shakespeare had to endure the humiliation of playing the part of  a young man in the production. The sad fact is that she  was never given a female role  in her career and she was  obliged to take male parts if  she hoped to go on acting.  Perhaps this helps explain our  modern confusion about  Shakespeare's real sex.  The high point of Shakes-  peare's career came witn tne  1600 production of that classic  study of female envy and ambition, "Julia Caesar"; and  even though King James I  banned the play as being  tasteless and unseemly and  forced Shakespeare to write in  male roles for the females, it  gave Shakespeare her first  taste of fame. While she continued to write plays, she began spending more and more  time in her country home in  Stratford upon Avon, where  her reputation became so  great that she came to be  called, The Avon Lady.  Professor Crouch's discovery is amazing enough in  itself but imagine the possibilities for a whole new field  of research. Who knows but  that many a great personage  from history has been mistakenly assumed to be male.  How about Leonna da Vinci?,  Iva the Terrible?, or even  Alexandra the Great? The  possibilities are mind boggling.  JANE'S  TUB & TOP  SHOP  Seaview Place  Gibsons.  Plumbing Fixtures  Now on Display  51/2 ft. 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Brodsky, Ihe engineer, eyes  it with undisguised suspicion.  But that battleweary old  lake proves beauty is only  skin-deep and runs like a  bird. George finished rigging-  up prior to the closure.  Everything is set to go. We  start logging in short order.  The mountain at this height,  levels off in a great ledge of  fairly flat ground. The yarding goes easily. Swimby is  tending-hook but there are  few hangups. He spends much  of his time at the spartree,  talking to Brodsky or myself.  This part of the operation  looks as though it will be a  breeze but It is also apparent  that swinging the logs from  here to the next tree may not  go so easily. The skyline at  midpoint, bellies too close to  the bluffs despite the fact that  the highest available back-  spar has been used. But our  job is only to colddeck the  logs on top. A second crew is  due in to tackle this problem.  They arrive two days later,  a grumpy-looking bunch,  captained by a burly, bearded  hooktender called Finch. Most  of them seem to be related.  Finch, with a hulking clumsy  youth who is apparently his  son, puffs to the back-end  with us and begins pulling  logs from the pile with the  rigging from the middle tree.  They run into grief from  almost the first turn. You  don't often get hangups with  a skyline but they have them  to spare with this one. At the  high-point of the bluffs and  the low-point of the cable, the  logs of much weight at all  simply flounder to a halt and  have to be fought out. Finch is  obviously a man of short-  temper. His exasperated  curses rattle to the sky. The  lighter wood like cedar, generally clears the bluffs often  only to slam and shatter  against the farther rocks and  reach the bottom, a witch's  broom of slabs and slivers.  The skyline is tightened but  it doesn't help much. After a  week or so of continuous  frustration and very sketchy  production, Finch and his men  disgustedly throw in the towel  and head for greener pastures.  Another crew arrives but  they last an even shorter time  than the first bunch. Following the departure of the second crew, the owner of the  outfit, a gaunt, swarthy,  stork-like man called Jacob  Hine, flies in from the city.  Hine looks more like a college professor than anything  else. He owns a sawmill in  New Westminster and seems  almost totally ignorant of the  process by which logs reach  the water. But he is obviously  very desirous of seeing them  there. He and Swimby spend  an hour together, closeted in  the office. Then Hine reboards  the waiting plane and roars  away again. Swimby comes  over to the bunkhouse which  Chris and I are now sharing  with the two chokermen and  the punk. "Well, boys,"  he says, "I guess we're going  to have to try and swing those  logs out ourselves. I only  contracted to colddeck but  they can't keep a crew on that  gaddam hill and Hine is getting panicky. He needs wood  in the chuck. I made a better  deal with him anyhow. It's  worth another dollar a day if  you guys will stay on."  Il isn't too clear how we  are supposed to have any better luck than the previous  crews but the extra money  sounds good. It occurs to us  that George can't be all that  savvy a logger to have taken  on this sticky deal in the first  place but he is a likeable guy  and treats us like equals.  Chris and I agree to give it a  whirl and the others go along  too.  Of course it goes just as  hard with us as with the  others. The cedars continue  to shatter along with the brittle balsams which are barely  worth sending. The firs and  hemlocks generally survive  the journey but continue to  run aground like beached fish  on the ridge. George positions  himself at this point and  wrestles the logs through. We  find that by sending one log  at a time, things work better  but it is excruciatingly slow.  I unhook the sporadic turns  at the lower tree. Gradually,  they accumulate. One more  ea'.y swing and the cat-skinner can start hauling that  costly wood to the water. In  the meantime, he is scavenging logs along the right-of-  way.  After a couple of weeks,  plagued by windy weather and  almost incessant rain that  reduces summer to a sodden  memory, there are several  hundred lots, chunks and  slabs at the middle-tree.  George decides to swing this  hard-won pile down to the  road. But it is Friday and  we're all pretty much of a  mind to hit the city. Since we  worked right through the previous weekend, George can't  readily dissuade us. He is  obviously nervous that some  members of his skeleton crew  might not return. He and the  cat-skinner stay behind to do  some more cherry-picking but  he runs us down to Porpoise  Bay first. Paul the cook gets  Chris and I aside during the  boat ride. "Listen," he says,  "I hear Hine and Swimby  talking on the phone last  night. Sound like this outfit  is in pretty bad shape. They  don't put a boom out of there  since the Spring. Maybe she's  going to go belly-up!"  It gives us food for thought  and we consider the possibility. Such things have sure  as hell happened before. The  very name "gyppo" bears  witness to the instability of  some small camps and loggers  have been done out of their  wages in many instances.  But the wood is almost in  the water and George has  been a decent boss. We decide  to hang-tough and see what  happens.  We hit the city and go our  separate ways. Chris and I  look up a couple of girls  we'd met during the summer  doldrums and spend part of  the weekend with them. The  rest of our time is spent in a  standard logger's booze-up.  All too soon it is Sunday and  time to head back to the  toolies. On the bus we run  into Paul who still has the best  part of a crock of rye. He  shares it with us and we hit  Porpoise Bay in relatively  mellow shape. George, waiting by the camp-boat, greets  us in smiling relief. The  rest of them have miraculously shown up too. Skip  Clanton and Sam Turk, their  pupils shrunk to giveaway  pinpoints, keep furtive council in the hold. Brodsky the  engineer, garrulously loaded,  is talking the ear off Billy the  punk who looks to be feeling  little pain himself. A fine body  of men, just about average for  a   westcoast   gyppo   camp.  +irk**-k***ir********ir****+k******-n^  * Sunshine Motors wish to congratulate the B.C.Govern-  I ment on their new Automotive Legislation. They are try-  it ing to push other dealers into doing what Sunshine G.M.  J has been doing for 8 years...that is giving service and  J warranties on used vehicles.  �� The retail prices are still in our windows and our overhead  j is still lower than in Vancouver. 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To this we will add  | a donation of our own.  j Gwen Edmonds, Gower Point  J Mr. and Mrs. William Eckstein,  jf Velvet Rd., Gibsons  t                        Tiffy Wray, Pender Harbour  }                        Doug Barsloux , Pender Harbour  l                         Al Lloyd, Pender Harbour  j                        William Boyte, Roberts Creek  J                         Dave Taylor, Victoria  Constable Michael Runte, Gibsons  Tammy Paul, Sechelt  SUNSHINE  GM  Wharf St.,  Sechelt  885-5131  IliiteJ     '^Imim  BIRTHDM Slit  Ellingham 's  a.   Astrology  Suspicious loiterer was photographed in the vicinity  of this giant birthday sign last week.  Film Society  By Allan J.Crane  The Chaplin film shown  last Tuesday, January 16,  Modern Times, was greeted  with enthusiastic applause at  its conclusion, and initial  ballots received have comments such as: "Chaplin!  Fantastic!"; "MoreChaplin";  and "Just Great. I'd see it  again any time." There were  ten new members at this  screening bringing the total  membership to 196. The total  attendance, however, was  only twenty-seven.  The rest of the film selection  committee share my amazement to find that only seventeen people out of a membership of 186 thought Modern  Times either worth seeing for  a first time or seeing again.  Although no one expects  large audiences, it is obviously  necessary to have attendances in the region of 25% of the  membership rather than less  than 10% in order for the  Film Society to survive  economically.  The Executive of the Film  Society and the management of the Twilight Theatre  are aware of the fact that attendances declined when  we were forced by the distributors to move the Society's  evening from Friday to Tuesday. We also believe that  generally speaking people on  the Sunshine Coast are oriented towards show times which  have an eight o'clock start  rather than weekday starting times of seven and nine  o'clock as is the case in Vancouver. After the showing of  8'/>, therefore, which will be  screened on Tuesday February 6, immediately following January 30 when Romeo  and Juliette will be shown, it  is planned to schedule the  society's films for alternate  Wednesdays commencing at  8:00 p.m. and to cancel the  Twilight Theatre's regular  performance for those Wednesdays. Continuation of this  proposed arrangement will of  course be dependent on a  viable measure of membership support. If this is not  forthcoming, there will be no  alternative but to suspend the  operation after little more than  ten showings.  The following is taken from  Peter Morris' Shakespeare on  Film pubished by the Canadian Film Institute in 1972:  "As with his earlier The  Taming of the Shrew, Zeffirel-  li took great liberties with  the text of the play in preparing the film adaptation but  nonetheless succeeds in conveying much of the strength  and poignancy of the original.  Here again, Zeffirelli avoids  overt stylization in favour of a  more naturalistic approach  while a sense of period, mood  and theme are more evident  than the written poetry. The  bold casting of two adolescents in the leading roles  works marvellously in the  early scenes which call for  more charm, innocence and  immature idealism than depth  of characterization....  "The acting, generally, is  adequate but immemorable  with the outstanding exception of John McEnery's  Mercutio. But this is not an  actor's film. It is a fresh, warm  and charming interpretation  that succeeds in making the  play alive and wholly contemporary. As Arthur Knight  wrote in Saturday Review:  "This Romeo and Juliette  sumptuously mounted, excitingly imagined, lives on  the truth of its characters  rather than simply the splendour of its lines. Somehow I  think Shakespeare would have  preferred it that way.''  By Rae Ellingham  Week commencing: January  22. General Notes: The Sun  and Mars oppose Jupiter indicating a time of recklessness, extravagance and poor  judgement. Tendency is to  rush into our various affairs  without thinking. Advice is to  postpone the start of any new  ventures till next week. An  increase in the number of  fires and explosions often  accompanies this Mars-Jupiter configuration. The destruction of a well-known hotel  figures strongly.  A Moon-Venus-Neptune  conjunction warns us that new  love affairs starting now may  hint of deception.  Babies born this week will  be of an impulsive nature.  They should guard against  foolish optimism. Gambling  and speculation will be definite no-no's.  ARIES (March 21-Apri! 19)  Friends and acquaintances announce wildcap  schemes. Rushing into group  projects or local endeavours is  tempting. Others will expect  you to keep promises. Long-  range hopes and wishes  planned now are probably too  ambitious. Long-distance  message brings happy ending.  TAURUS (April 20-May 20)  Tendency is to brag about  career, job or recent achievements. Superiors and those in  control won't appreciate your  overconfidence. Modesty is  key word. Meanwhile, partner's financial situation requires your advice or practical  guidance. Scrutinize documents linked to shared expenses, tax or insurance.  GEMINI (May 21-June 21)  Try to control feelings of  self-righteousness. Others  aren't interested in your philosophical or religious solutions.  Long-distance events or messages may trigger hasty arrangements. Marriages or  partnership affairs will be  blissful, dreamy and impractical. Sign no contracts till  next week  CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Tendency is to rush into a  dicey financial venture. Close  associates may try to talk you  into a get-rich-quick scheme.  Advice is to hold on to cash  and sign nothing. Take your  time when dealing with tax or  insurance matters. Work-  scene conditions become  temporarily ideal.  LEO (July 23-Aug.22)  Loved one, partner or mate  is feeling over-enthusiastic  and impatient. You'll have to  resist the pressure of commitment. Sign nothing till next  week. Joy is linked to carefree pleasures and amusements.  Love feels  beautiful  but beware romantic desperado. Artists hit a rare creative  spell.  VIRGO (Aug.23-Sept.22)  Accent is on hasty decisions  on the job. Tendency is to  rush assignments and accept  sloppy presentations. Ignore  co-worker's wild ideas or  short-cuts. Mid-week domestic scene brings tranquility  and comfort. Lock the door,  ignore the phone and forget  worries. Over-exertion will  trigger health upset.  LIBRA (Sepl.23-Oct.23)  Focus is on reckless social  activities. Simple pleasures  and amusements may get out  of control. Temptation is to  over-indulge. Being the big  spender may bring regrets.  Gambling and speculation get  the red light. Mid-week journeys or messages bring happiness.  SCORPIO (Ocl.24-Nov.22)  Accent is on rushed domestic projects. Plan carefully  before attempting structural  changes around the home.  Family members have excess  energy and wild schemes.  Sign no real estate deals,  however tempting. Fire risk is  high so check precautions.  Day-to-day finances need  practical approach on Wednesday.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov.23-  Dec.21)  The Moon, Venus and Neptune in your sign bring out  your loving sympathetic nature. People are drawn to you  now for reassurance and  understanding. Nevertheless,  crazy messages could shatter  peace of mind and have you  rushing everywhere. Take no  risks on the highway. Those of  you born December 12 face  mid-week sacrifice.  CAPRICORN (Dcc.22-Jan.19)  Accent is on reckless financial conditions. Avoid  extravagance. Tendency is to  spend without common sense.  Buy now, regret later. Focus is  on private meetings and secret  love affairs. Happiness is  being alone with forbidden  partner. Be warned that  deception is in the air. Those  confined or in seclusion will  soon know the answer.  Dreams are erotic.  AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.l8)  Mars in your sign brings  out vigorous personality  ready to tackle new projects.  However, guard against over-  optimism and check carefully  long-range plans. Tendency is  to demand or expect too much  from partners or close associates. An old acquaintance  is source of mid-week hope  and happiness. Those born  around January 25 should  protect the head and face.  PISCES (Feb 19-Mar.20)  Focus is on rushed activities behind the scenes.  Trying to keep your affairs  private may be difficult.  Tendency is to blurt out information without thinking. Continue to plan in secret. Projects will be launched in  March.   Have   patience  CXCJiUAiii  JdoUCfUEt  Sunnycrest Mall,  Gibsons     /����*\  886-9222   ' *^  Buy Canadian   ���  Buy Local  Cowrie St., Sechelt  885-9455 Book Review  Coast News, January 23,1979  Avoiding reading ruts  By John Moore  With the invention of reasonably inexpensive printing  processes, the local library or  bookstore has become the ultimate travel agency where you  can get a cheap ticket not  only in space but in time, the  boarding point for journeys to  lands that no longer exist or  worlds that exist only in the  imagination of those who  write and read about them.  These horizons expand constantly as an increasing  amount of literature from  other cultures becomes available in translation. It's as  easy to get into a rut with your  type of reading material as it  is with anything else, but  these days that particular rut  is one of the easiest to climb  out of.  About ten years ago I was  knocking around in a bookstore looking for something  different to read. I picked up a  short novel entitled The  Sailor Who Fell From Grace  With The Sea (Berkley Books.  S1.25) by Yukio Mishima.  Aside from the odd specimen  of haiku, the seventeen syllable Japanese poem, this  bizzare little talc of love and  murder was my introduction  to the literature of Japan.  Years later the novel was  made into a successful motion  picture, though the characters and settings were completely Anglicized, and Mishima had by that time launched  himself from the book section  briefly onto the international  front page in 1970 by leading a  private army of his own creation in the takeover of a Japanese airport. From there he  delivered an address to the  Emperor and people of Japan,  as well as the press, calling  on the people to return to  traditional Japanese values,  including the code of the  samurai warriors, and to  purge and isolate themselves  from the Western elements he  saw corrupting Japanese society. He illustrated his remarks by having himself  ritually beheaded with the  samurai sword wielded by one  of his comrades.  Almost ten years later,  Mishima remains to some  extent an enigma. Once regarded as the most "Western" of Japanese novelists,  he ended his life demanding  (about as emphatically as  anyone could) a total rejection of many of the influences  which shaped his own character. Perhaps this fundamental  contradiction in his own being  impelled him to resolve the  conflict in death. His works,  particularly a series of philosophical essays entitled  Sun and Steel (Grove Press.  $2.15) and the semi-autobiographical novel Confessions of a Mask (Panther  Books. $1.25) lend some support to this conclusion.  The critics who called Mishima the most "Western"  Japanese writer were paying  us no compliment. This novel  and another early work,  Forbidden Colours (Berkley  Books. $1.95) are extensive  studies of young men caught  up in their homosexual yearnings    and    sadomasochistic  fantasies. Mishima's work is  often compared to that of Jean  Genet, the modern French  habitual criminal and literary  cause celebre, but Mishima's  work has a much greater  range than Genet's. Forbidden Colours is, in spite of  itself, a good novel which  avoids the first-person narrative egomania and long-  winded trivial imagery of  which so many contemporary  writers are so unfortunately  fond. It at least has an interesting plot, which revolves  around an aging writer's  relationship with a handsome  young homosexual. The writer  dominates the young man first  by appealing to his greed;  he offers him a large amount  of money if he will marry a  girl of their mutual acquaintance, even though he knows  the union can bring nothing  but misery. When the young  man accepts, the old writer  uses him as a tool to systematically get even with a number  of women whom he holds  responsible for the unhappi-  ness of his own romantic  life. The young man, who  enjoys the game in his own  cruel amoral way at first,  grows to resent the old man's  domination.  Throughout the book they  play chess while they plan  their vicious romantic adventures and the game becomes a  symbol of their own struggle.  The young man loses consistently, until the day he has  decided to break off with the  old man. On that day he  finally wins a game. The old  man suggests a rematch after  his afternoon nap and while  the young man waits, exhilarated, the old man retires,  takes an overdose of the  morphine prescribed for a  painful illness, and dies. The  ending strikes a peculiar note  in the light of Mishima's  relationship with the aged  Nobel Prize-winning Japanese  author, Yasunari Kawabata,  who quietly poisoned himself  in a similar manner two years  after Mishima's spectacular  suicide, and who also wrote a  novel called The Master of Go  which concerns the defeat of  an aged dying Master of Go,  a Japanese game similar to  chess in the high degree of  mental skill necessary to  play it, by a younger man.  Mishima produced a number of novels, The Sound of  Waves (Berkley Books. $1.25),  a simple and beautiful love  story which is similar, in style  if not in subject, to work by  Kawabata, his master; The  Temple of the Golden Pavilion (Berkley Books. $1.25), a  fascinating study of a young  Buddhist novice driven by his  own twisted psyche to burn  down one of the most beautiful temples in Japan, as well  as After The Banquet, Thirst  For Love, and a book of  Five Modern No Plays (all  available from Berkley Books),  but his masterpiece was the  series of four linked novels,  called ironically The Sea of  Fertility. A long and involved  tale of love and death, memory and reincarnation, the  tetralogy, Mishima said,  embodied "everything he  thought and felt about life".  Originally a frail sensitive  bookish boy, he grew up to  develop an obsession with  physical fitness, martial arts  and demonstrations of courage. Runaway Hones (Pocket  Books. $1.95, as are all three  others), the second of the  novels, contains, as other critics have observed, what  amounts to a step-by-step  rehearsal of his own dramatic  ritual suicide. In The Sea of  Fertility Mishima's own life  and art become inextricably  entangled and on the morning of November 25, 1970,  after writing the final words  of the last volume in the  series, he set out with his  companions, commandeered  the airfield, and having said  his piece, offered his neck to  the blade, the traditional  samurai's supreme gesture of  apology for having presumed  to criticize the Emperor.  He was forty-five years old.  Much of Mishima's appeal  to Western readers lies in his  style. Influenced by the works  of Western authors, his writing is more "accessible"  to our minds than the work of  writers like Kawabata, whose  writing is so simple and clear  that it succeeds in becoming  obscure. Kawabata too tends  to concentrate on small, subtle  events in a very restricted  scope, where Mishima  paints with a broad brush a  huge mural of post-war Japan.  So, if you feel like expanding  your horizons in an easterly  direction, go out and pick up  something by Yukio Mishima.  Sayonara.  Charlie and Mary Strom celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last week  with family and friends at Harmony Hall. Photo by Ted Strom  Stroms celebrate 50th  On January 12, 1929,  Charlie and Mary Strom were  married at Port Clements on  the Queen Charlotte Islands.  Last Saturday in Gibsons,  they celebrated their fiftieth  anniversary.  An open house was held at  Harmony Hall, with over  one hundred friends and rela  tives present to wish them  well and enjoy themselves.  Congratulations were received from the Prime Minister, Premier Bennett, M.L.A.  Don Lockstead and the  Queen's representative,  the Lieutenant Governor.  For three days prior to the  celebration, the Strom boys  caught a huge variety of seafood from their fishboat,  the Twin J, and put on a  memorable feast.  The youngsters of the  family presented their grandparents with gold wedding  bands, and a beautiful floral  arrangement was given by  Legion Branch 109.  c/>  Coast Insulation Co.  Students and slides  Deserted Bay  Drama Club  "Horizon Theatre Company", the newly formed  drama group that meets in  Roberts Creek, is well on its  way to being established, and  will hold its first Drama  Workshop (along with a short  meeting) this Wednesday,  January 24, at 8:00 p.m.  in Roberts Creek Elementary  Gym. Anyone interested in  any aspect of live theatre is  welcome to join the group;  membership is $5.00.  Plans are underway for the  group to go to the Vancouver  Playhouse on February 3 to  tour the workshops, costume,  prop and set departments,  and to see the current production   of   "The    Crucible".  We are also in the process of  joining Theatre B.C., which  will enable us to take part in  B.C.Drama Festivals. Everyone is eager to get going on a  production, and plans are to  have a play or two picked out  and ready to start rehearsing  by February.  If you are interested in  joining us, you are most welcome to come and take part in  the fun. Don't forget the workshop ��� Wednesday, January  24.  By John Hind Smith  In the past few weeks the  Coast News has been carrying a series of articles dealing  with the Deserted Bay Native  Environment Studies School.  The main participants in a  programme like this are  understandably very hard to  catch up with, simply because  of the isolated situation of  the school and the relatively  short period of time that these  participants are available in  person.  The Gibsons Wildlife  Club has taken advantage of  the fact that everything is  frozen up in Deserted Bay and  consequently Ron Fearn and  his students are now domiciled in Chatelech School  until conditions are back to  normal.  On Wednesday, February 7  at 7:30 the Club will be having another in its series of  special meetings and Ron  Fearn will be there to tell us  all about this unique experiment which he is co-ordinating  at Deserted Bay in Jervis  Inlet. He will be bringing  along a bunch of slides and  we hope too that some of his  students will be present to  tell  us  their views on  the  school.     ^^_^^^___^  The meeting is open to the  public and is FREE. We  believe this is the first time  that the general public has  had the opportunity to hear at  first hand what is happening  in Deserted Bay and how some  of their tax dollars are being  spent. Mr. Fearn has agreed  to a question time and this  should be a very interesting  and informative programme.  The reason for putting it  in the paper so far ahead of  time is to let people know well  in advance so that the public  can make plans to attend.  We are sure they will not be  disappointed.  CARS AND TRUCKS  Rental���Leasing  -Also-  Domestic and  Industrial  Equipment  next to the liquor store  in Sechelt.  Seaside Rentals  865-2848  & Coffee Shop  Also available at the Co-op store in Gibsons.  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre,  \^ Gibsons, B.C.   886-7441  Church Services  Roman Catholic Services  Rev.T.Nicholson. Pastor  Times nf Sunday Mass:  8i00 p.m. Saturday and 12 Noon  Sunday at St.Mary's Gibsons  In Sechelt: 9:00 a.m.Our Lady of  Lourdes Church, Indian Reserve  10:00 a.m. Holy Family Church  885-9526  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  CHURCH  Highway & Martin  Sunday School 9:45  Morning Worship 11:00  Evening Fellowship 7:00  Bible Study Wednesday    7:30  Pastor Ted Boodle  886-7107 or 886-9482  Affiliated wilh thc  Pentecostal Assemblies of  Canada  UNITED CHURCH  9:30 a.m.-St.John's  Davis Buy  11:15a.m. .Gibsons  886-2333  SEVENTH���DAY ADVENTIST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sat.. 10 a.m.  Hour of Worship Sat.. II a.m..  St.John's United Church  Davis Bay  Pastor C.Drieberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone:  885-9750 or  883-2736  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School - 9:4S a.m.  Worship Service - 11:00a.m.  Revival-7:00 p.m.  Bible Study-Wed. 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancv Dvkcs  AUTOPLAN TIME IS HERE  Now selling new plates and insurance  Come in early bringing your renewal documents  and let us help you to get proper coverage.  Financing available.  K. BUTLER  REALTY  LOWER GIBSONS, NEXT TO OMEGA RESTAURANT 6.  Coast News, January 23,1979.  # CBC Radio  By Maryanne West  HI.;,;  JL'y  1 *   H  lol  1  ft    1  ft I      V  R       1  v l       ma  B  2 1      ������  8        ���  a      H  N  E:  a  1 ���          ��  DOGWOOD  ears  f  AM Radio  Saturday  The Hornby Collection: 11:05  p.m., Part I, The Contract.  A short story set in Africa, by  Orme Scott. Part II, A Documentary-Drama. The war-time  adventures of flying ace  Vice Air Marshal Collinshaw  of Nanaimo. Collinshaw is  played by Walter Marsh.  Sunday  The Entertainers: 4:05 p.m.,  a new Cliff Jones musical,  "Some of my best rats are  friends," an outgrowth of  Jones' experience as a graduate student in psychology  where he conducted a number  of experiments with rats.  These are of course not your  regular laboratory animal,  but appealing personalities  who talk, joke and sing.  Marty Short plays Fred  Masters degree in psychology.  Coping with a quartet of unpleasant professors and unsympathetic wife he turns  to his experimental rats for  companionship. Principal rodents are played by Nancy  White, John Kastner, Suzette  Couture and Pat Rose.  FM Radio  Saturday  Audience: 9:05 p.m., Part I.  Piano recital by Stephen Savage. Part II. Drama, starring John Neville and Joan  Gregson   in   Margaret   Hoi-  SECHELT  AUTO  CLINIC  IS  now open  Saturdays  for your convenience  8:00 a.m. ���4:30 p.m.  Complete Automotive Repairs  & Engine Rebuilding  885-5311  lingsworth's "The Apple in  the Eye". Part III. Margaret  Hollingsworth in conversation  with Tony Dawson.  Sunday  Celebration: 10:05 p.m.  Dr. Alfred Tomatis, a leading  ear, nose and throat specialist and a pioneer in the  applied psychology of hearing,  believes that the fundamental  organ of our emerging consciousness Is the ear. One of  the many fields he has explored extensively is the healing and psychological and  physiological effect on humans of the chant, particularly the Gregorian Chant.  You can hear Dr. Tomatis and  examples of different chants  on the programme.  C.B.C.Televlslon  Wednesday  The Great Detective: 8:30  p.m. Episode II, "The Black  Curse". Cameron visits an  Indian Shaman whose cabin  has been burned by white  farmers. Guest stars include  Don Francks, Neil Dainard  and Jan Triska.  Sunday  Canadian   Superstars:   2:00  p.m.,   from   the   Etobicoke  Olympium   and    Centennial  Park. Brian Budd defends his  1978 title against twenty-two  of Canada's finest athletes.  Each athlete is required to  enter  seven  events  of  his  choice but he may not compete  in his own discipline.  Science Magazine: 7:30 p.m.,  Butterflies     and      Passion  Vines. Jogging.  Superspecial:     8:00     p.m.,  The Korean Acrobatic Circus.  The  Albertans:   9:00  p.m.,  third and final episode.  Monday  Promises to Keep: 10:00 p.m.,  special ��� pre-empts News  Magazine and Man Alive.  To mark the U.N.'s Year of  the Child, a documentary  which explores the joys and  terrors of the world of children.  Tuesday  Fortunes: 10:30 p.m., How to  Make a Million. Interview  with Peter Nygard, the thirty-  eight year-old bachelor  president of the Tan-Jay  garment company. While the  programme focuses on Nygard's flamboyant style it also  takes a hard look at Canada's  troubled clothing industry and  the price Canadians pay to  shore it up in the face of  foreign competition.  Drop off your Coast News'  Clusifled* at Campbell's  Family Shoe, t Leather  Good* In dom-lawn Sechelt.  More letters to the Editor  Pender doctor fools  ���he is misrepresented  Editor: see more than one patient  I  was  very   disappointed   per half hour regardless of  with the tone and content of   how   many  were   waiting"  Reverend David Brown blesses the Kinsmen's new hall at opening ceremonies  last Saturday.  Native Environmental Studies  The student reaction  the article appearing in last  week's Coast News regarding  recent staff changes at the  Pender Harbour Clinic.  Unfortunately the article  engendered such high expectations of the new doctor that  it can only serve to create  a stressful working environment for him. As well the article managed'to discredit all  the previous staff working at  the clinic.  I would like to establish that  nurse-practitioner Ruth Anderson and I had an excellent  working relationship and there  "staff   authority  When patients booked in  advance they were allotted  half hour appointments:  This sort of standard medical  booking allows adequate time  for complicated problems as  well as generating time for  emergencies and drop-in  patients. If the patient load  extended beyond my usual  office hours I always came  in earlier and/or left later.  I feel the Coast News has  unjustifiably misrepresented  the situation at the Pender  Harbour Clinic.  J.Hayward, M.D.  By Allan J.Crane  Give Your  Message  mPAOv.  Say It Through the  Student reaction to the Native Environmental Studies  programme is continued  from last week, and the Coast  News commences this issue  with an essay by Jeff Birkin of  Roberts Creek.  "These past months in this  programme have been very  enlightening. It shows for one,  that native Indians and whites  can integrate into a working  unit. This programme also  shows that people can live  together in close quarters and  still remain sane.  There are of course, many  problems that arise which can  be expected. Privacy is never  respected and time to be alone  rarely happens. Curriculum  could also be a problem.  Material taught in courses  may not coincide with material  to be taught in the normal  high school courses such as  Math and English.  There is other material  taught though that is very  beneficial to the students.  Material such as Science, and  Social Studies, are taught in  the outdoors where you can  learn first hand about Biology,  and Indian culture, whereas  in the normal high school  experience the work is taught  from textbooks.  The outdoor activities are  also very good. Hiking, fishing, canoeing, landscaping  and other activities become  part of the Physical Education  experience as well as being  part of Science and perhaps,  Social Studies.  Living together the students  and teachers alike get to know  each other and learn how to  cope better when there is  hard work and problems.  There is nothing better than  this to prepare ourselves for  tin real life problems that will  arise later in our lives.  School learning is highly  superior because we get an  extra number of courses  that can be beneficial. The  students have had courses in  Salmon Enhancement and  Coast Guard Search and  Rescue.  In my opinion, weighing  the pro's and con's, this programme so far has been the  best learning experience in  my life. In addition, it will  help me in later life to cope  with problems.  This unique programme has  surprised students, teachers  and administrators alike  and should be continued for  other students to get the same  enrichment as this semester's  students."  Several other students  made comments on the hazards of living in close quarters and the learning experiences which this provides,  and some of these comments  were printed in last week's  newspaper. Theresa Godber  of Granthams Landing writes:  "The dormitory rooms are  too small for two people, and  the walls are too thin. If you  want lo get to sleep, you  can't until everyone else  shuts up."  Laura-Lee Hawken of Gibsons writes:  "Up here, I've learned to  get along with other people  besides people I'm always  around."  Sherry Jackson of the Sechelt Indian Reserve writes:  "It is a good experience to  spend a week in the wilderness staying away from home,  no stores around, no T.V.,  staying with the nineteen  people and the teachers for  886-9737  The Home of People Prices  music Weavers1  RELOCATION SALE  10% OFF  EVERYTHING IN STORE  WITH THIS  AD  We now   Arn^aWk    Master  accept   MM   Charge  a week,  ^^^^^^^^^^^  Naomi Nygren of Gibsons  comments on other social  benefits:  "Almost all of the kids have  dropped a lot of bad habits  since they've been here.  Smoking and swearing used  to be really bad up here during  the first few weeks of September and October. It eased  off after some kids made bets  with one another to see who  could swear the least or  quit smoking."  Nancy Joe of the Sechelt  Indian Reserve wrote of improved health:  "We were taken hiking  which put us in shape and  made us healthier and stronger than we were so when we  come back to Chatelech and  start basketball, I think the  hikingwillhelpus."  Shelly Robinson of Elphinstone writes:  "Going to school in the wilderness and learning a lot  about people was a great  experience, and I'm looking  forward to going back up to  Tsoh-nye."  Neil Neilson of Gibsons was  enthusiastic about Indian  Arts:  "The best learning up there  was the Indian Arts. Almost  everyone is interested in it.  1 have carved a lot and learned  many new techniques.''  Not all of the essays were  available, but what has been  quoted represents a cross  section of student reaction to  the Native Environmental  Studeis project. Some of the  experiences, such as water  packing when Tsoh-nye  froze up, were hardly welcomed by either students or  staff. The novelty of the  journey back and forward to  the site and its opportunities  for observation and the learning of navigation were apparently short-lived, but the  students now completing this  first semester at Tsoh-nye  have been pioneers. Teacher-  in-charge, Ron Fearn, said:  "There has been a tremendous amount of work to do.  It would not have been possible without the help of the  students. We had to rely on  them to be responsible, and  they did not let us down."  From unfilled ground and  uninhabited trailer buildings, these students, their  teachers and supportive staff,  have evolved a living entity,  a unique educational project.  Subsequent     groups     will  were    no     ���.��..    . ,  disputes"  between   us.   She Not  ID   iSVOUf  was an energetic and capable  person and was innovative in  establishing several preventative health programmes for  the Pender Harbour community. In light of her attributes I find the reason for her  dismissal elusive.  As a result of the misin-  Editor:  That was a good article on  Pender Harbour Medical Clinic last week. There was one  misconception. It seemed to  imply that I was in favour of  replacing Nurse Anderson. I  was not. But the majority of  terpretations contained in the the Board made this decision  article I find myself in the and it was legally entitled to  awkward position of having to do so.  justify my booking procedure. Billy Griffith,  I   have   never   "refused   to Egmont, B.C.  Coverage appreciated  Editor:  The Board of the Sunshine  Coast Community Resource  Society wishes to thank your  newspaper for the excellent  coverage you gave to the activities of this society last year.  The Mini Bus, Homemakers,  Senior Services including  Adult  Day  Care,   Alternate  Education, Volunteer Bureau,  are of value only when they  are being used by citizens of  the area, and through your  paper awareness of these  services is provided. Again,  thanks.  Jack MacLeod,  Publicity Chairman,  Resource Society  Elves grateful  Editor:  The Elves Club would  like to take this opportunity  to apologize to the following  people who were omitted from  the thank-you letter last  week. They are: Senior Citizens Branch #69, Sechelt, for  the lovely handmade donation; Gibsons Building Sup  plies; the two gentlemen  who offered their kind services; and last, but not  least, the kind lady at Davis  Bay who cleaned up a lot of  dolls and made beautiful  clothing for them.  Thank you again.  What a  Shame  1. Waiting all week for your  favourite T.V. show and having the phone ring.  2. Driving the speed limit  and having other cars pass  you.  3. Cramming for a socials  test and finding it's a science  test.  4. Waiting in a checkout  line with six people in front of  you, two behind you and just  as it's your turn they open a  second checkout.  5. Living in Gibsons and  hearing Pender Harbour has a  Elves Club  new doctor. (He sounds like  an ANGEL in DISGUISE).  Pat Verhulst,  Gibsons, B.C.  The Stroms  Editor:  Charlie and I would like to  thank all the friends who  helped us celebrate our  fiftieth wedding anniversary.  Special thanks to all the  family for making this a memorable occasion.  Charlie and Mary Strom,  Gibsons  P.S. Love to all the  Who-  are-You's.  move into an environment  which is less raw that it was  for this initiating group.  The experience which the  project provides is an intensive and demanding one, and  it is not suitable to any and  every student. A high degree  of physical activity, self-reliance and an adaptability to  co-operative living is needed  from any student who is  accepted into the programme,  no prospect for the lazy or  faint-of-heart. It is apparent,  however, from the comments  of the first group that while  there is room for improvements (and steps are being  taken to effect several) the  experience is considered  generally as greatly beneficial. It is hoped that many  more groups will have the  opportunity to meet and  to benefit from the challenges which the project provides.  ?     ���        -mm >^   ^^fi  Seaview Place,  Gibsons  Come get a REAL meal!  jHpMite'5  Charbroiled Steaks Coast News, January 23,1979  SPORTS  v -  On the rocks      J  By Pat Edwards  soon as you read this. At press -^,|s us you did a great job on  Two draws on Thursday,  February 16 will open the  annual Open Mixed Bonspiel,  which promises to be bigger  and better than ever this year.  Drawmaster Maurice Pearson  reports that clubs from all  over the lower mainland registered as long ago as last year  to vie for prizes worth $1,000  in four events. Local interest  was so great that he has decided to go to forty rinks, so  if you were one of those skips  who failed to get on the first  list, call Maurice at 886-  2196, or Gus at 886-7512 as  time there was still room for  two or three rinks and he'll  take entries on a first-come-  first-served basis.  Club organizations are  looking for members who are  willing to help in any capacity.  Ice-men can call Gus, and  those interested in helping  Terry Connor in the lounge  can call him at 886-7040.  Sue Chenier would also like  to hear from any of you gals  who can lend a hand in the  kitchen. Call her at 886-  9080. Your help will be much  appreciated. We hope you  will call, Sid Basey. Maurice  The Powell River team sneaks one past the home team goalie during an exciting  5-5 tie at the Sechelt Arena last week.  Strikes and spares  With forty-three seconds left on the clock Trail Bay Sports tied the score  By Bud Mulcaster  Dan Weinhandl, sparing in  the Legion League last Thursday night, rolled eight strikes  in a row and came up with a  nice 376 game.  In the Gibsons 'A' League,  Edie Ford rolled a 300 even  game and Don Slack put it  together with a 341 single and  822 for 3.  Jean Lucas rolled a 335  single and 726 for three in the  Wednesday Coffee League  and Dean Martin had a 311  single and 710 for three in  the Senior Y.B.C. League.  Highest Totals: Classic:  Gwen Edmonds 250-926;  Bonnie McConnell 268-943;  Bob     McConnell     293-929;  Freeman Reynolds 292-1041;  Tuesday Coffee: Marney  Qually 264-697; Diane Phillips  245-702; Swingers: Beth  Ballantyne 220-527; Alice  Smith 235-624; Hugh Inglis  227-645; Gibsons A: Nancy  Carby 284-680; Darlene Maxfield 241-687; Paddy Richardson 257-687; Jim Gurney 264-  725; Don Slack 341-822;  Wednesday Coffee: Marjorie  Henderson 270-638; Jean Lucas 335-726; Wednesday 1:00:  Marney Qually 240-639;  Kathy Clark 254-724; Ball &  Chain: Pam Knowles 230-  603; Brian Butcher 260-  747; Ken Skytte 269-  753; Freeman Reynolds 274-  780; Phuntastique: Dawn Stevens   235-648;   Edna   Belle-  the ice last year.        It looks as if the Merchants���Teachers vs Canfor  'spiel is going to be an annual  event as they curl for the  "Golden Whisk". Rinks take  to the ice on Saturday evening, February 10. Terry  Connor is organizing the  merchants, Lyn Kinsey,  886-9386, is the teachers'  rep, and Fred Inglis, 886-  9182, will accept Canfor  entries. It was a popular event  last year and many who had  not curled before had a lot of  fun. If you are interested,  let us know.   rive 263-727; Mel Buckmaster  264-646; Ken Robertson 232-  648; Brian Anderson 291-  669; Legion: Pearl Pauloski  260-657; Dot Robinson 284-  670; Jock McPhedran 260-  665; Kim Gregory 230-676;  Dan Weinhandl 376-759;  Y.B.C.Bantams: Victoria  Gazely 156-310; Scott Spain  176-330; Seniors: Michele  Solinsky 211-607; Rick Buck-  master 297-635; Dean Martin  311-710.  CAMpbell's  FAMILY SHOES and LEATHER GOODS  NEXT TO BATHROOM ACCENT  IN THE   HEARTOFSECHELT  Your friendly neighbourhood      ^v^S  drop-off point for Coast News  \/*^  Classified Ads.  /f��ZB.A. BLACKTOP^  QUALITY SCRVICl SlriCE 1956  Gravel Sales ��� Grading ��� Curbs ���  Soil Cement ��� Drainage  Roads ��� Industrial Sites ��� Parking Areas  Tennis Courts ��� Driveways  885-5151  PORPOISE BAY ROAD SECHELT  Norlh Vancouver Olfice - Tolt Fiee       Zemin - 262b  ���am.       n   i       i       '. 4.      Trail Bay ties last-minute thriller  junior nocKey Association ���B.i.nm^��~��� 'left on ">e clock' peared to put the |oca  Minor Hockey Week kicks  off across Canada this week  with associations all across  Canada celebrating in their  own ways., The Sechelt Association will be honoring the  "backbone" of our particular  community...those businesses  that have sponsored a team or  just donated money towards  our cause. The money that the  businesses donate to the  association is used to cover  the cost of uniforms, goal  equipment, and the big expense...ice time.  The Sechelt Minor Hockey  Association will be asking  our sponsors to come to the  rink during this week and be  involved in a short ceremony:  in a small way it will be the  coaches' aid players' way of  saying "Thank you for your  support". Minor hockey has  been famous for its saying  during Minor Hockey Week,  "Don't send your child to  the arena...take him". Let  him have fun at the game, and  no matter how well or badly  he has done, give him the  credit he deserves.  Russ Carke, Butch Ono,  and the midget Credit Union  Rangers will be travelling to  Hope for a pair of exhibition  games this weekend, while  all other teams will be seeing  league action. A schedule of  games follows:  Thursday, Jan. 25 7:15���  8:15, Twin Creek vs G.T.'s;  8:15 Practice, Rangers;  Saturday, Jan. 27 10:30���  11:30,  Sabres   vs   Kin-ucks;  See our  Bargain Shelf  for good buys  NDP Bookstore  11:45���1:00 O.W.L. vs T&T;  1:15���2:30 109's vs Oilers;  2:45-4:15 Flyers vs 140's-  23's; Sunday, Jan. 28 7:45���  9:00 Elphinstone vs T&T;  9:15���10:30 Twin Creek vs  Aces; 10:45���12:00 Flyers vs  Clippers; 12:15���1:30 Glass  vs A's; 6:30 Sabres vs 140's;  7:30 TBS vs Oilers.  Snooker  tournament  First prize of $45.00 went to  Wayne Smith in the Recreation Centre Snooker Tournament in Gibsons on Saturday,  January 20. The second prize  of $25.00 was won by Tony  Bergnach,  Variety  JfooDS  DELI  and  HEALTH FOODS  We are not a  Supermarket but  our Health Food  prices are the  BEST IN TOWN!  European Style  Coffee  11b. tin  Available Thursday |  886-2936  .Gibsons Harbour,  By Ian Corrance  For those hockey fans used  to watching the Montreal  Canadiens and the rest of the  N.H.L. cream of the sport  perform for us on national  television, Peewee Hockey  would seem to be a spectator  sport enjoyed only by proud  parents. Not so!  On Saturday at the Sechelt  Arena, the game between the  Trail Bay Sports team and  Powell River gave those fortunate enough to be present  cliffhanger entertainment  ���equal to any in the National  Leagues, when Robins tied  the game up for the Sechelt  team with forty-three seconds  The Powell River team was  more powerful and carried  most of the game, while the  Trail Bay Sports waited for  opportunities and took advantage of them when they  happened.  The first period saw goals  by Cariou of Powell River and  Robins of Sechelt, the period  ending in a 1���1 tie.  At the end of two periods  the score was still tied, Murphy scoring for Powell River  and Wallender for Trail Bay.  Powell River came on strong  in the third period with three  straight goals by Cariou,  Dixon and Goes, which ap  peared to put the local team  out of the running.  The score looked more  respectable when Wallender  scored his second goal, which  brought them within two of  Powell River. In the last two  minutes Lizee cut the lead to  one goal, which gave Trail  Bay enough ofa boost to make  one final rush, which resulted  in Robins tying the score on an  assist by Wallender in the  final seconds.  If you are a hockey fan,  look in on some of the Peewee games. You might be  pleasantly surprised.  *C*TOP LTM  We don't  monkey around  with your  body  atWally's  (but we could)  ajl       ���K,r>H ��� Hwy. 101   Gibsons  r*MMATAT*jrjrMMMMMATAMM*WW**MM'MWWWA*.  BB6-J133  We handle I.C.B.C. claims.  Hwy. 101  Gibsons  X ''the earth is,  and manning  its citiaeetS^A *  Lh|VI[,  Public Meetings:  8 p.m. Jan., 20, 21,  27,28  at the Ripper home, 886-2078.  Invitations will be presented  at your door.  Baha'i  lrHIJNDERSrOR/n   ���  -\ OF B4R61INS  ONE DAY ONLY  Sl00 QFF  SATURDAY,  JANUARY 27  ALL RECORDS & TAPES  YEAR-END CLEARANCE  ALL WEEK  JAN. 22-27  We now have a Phonolog  the reference book to all available records  in North America  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre  Gibsons  Dress Slacks  Sport Shirts  Dress Shirts  Spring Jackets  White G.W.G.Jackets  Boys G.W.G. Jeans (Denim)  Boys Shirts  Sweater Vest  Suits 2 Pair Pants  2 Pair Pants  886-9111  $5.00 & 10.00  $8.49  $4.49  $5.00 & 10.00  $5.00  $5.98  $2.49  $5.00  Reg. to $29.95  Reg. to $29.00  Reg. to $17.00  Reg. to $37.50  Reg. to $17.95  Reg. to $7.00  Reg. to $15.95  1/2 Price  $65.00    (1 only, Navy 42T) Reg. $130.00  $65.00    (1 only, brown 44Ry) Reg. $130.00  Sport Jackets & Blazers  Sport Shirts & Dress Shirts  Casual Jackets  Washable Dress Slacks  Sweaters, Pullovers & Cardigans  Collared T-shirts  G.W.G.Cord Jeans $10.49  Landlubber Cord Jeans $10.98  Landlubber Cord Shirts s���ii��ndm����um        $7.49  2 Only Floater Coats m����  G.W.G.Cowboy King Jackets  Stanfield T-shirt Long Sleeve  $39.98  $17.49  $3.49  Reg. $25.00  25% off Rugby Shirts  |g Morgan's Men's Wear  Cowrie St.,  885-9330  Sechelt WVI��M  VPMMP  8.  Coast News, January 23,1979.  In pursuit of a balanced view  Review of Pender Clinic's personnel story  By Pender Harbour & District   The Clinic Problem ��� What  Ratepayers Association  is the Answer?  Publicity Committee The recent changeover of  staff at the Pender Harbour  LORO  ENCIES  FLORON  AGENCIES LTD  REAL ESTATE > INSURANCE  Box 238 1589 Marine Drive Gibsons.  OFFICE: 886-2248  ^^^^^| JOHN BLACK  RON McSAVANEY 886-7316  agent George Cooper  885-3339 886-9344  ORVUEnninG  Semite  Peninsula  Cleaners  & Laundry  ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS  WHARF ROAD With 1521 GOWER PT. RD,  SECHELT 2 locations GIBSONS, B.C.  885-9554     to serve you best I 886-2200  PENINSULA  MARKET  885-9721   Davis Bay, B.C.  tide tables  Reference:  Point Atkinson  Pacific  Standard Time  Wed.Jan.23 Fri.Jan.26  0310 13.0    0450 14  0745 11.2    0945 11  1245 14.3     1445 14  2035 3.0    2205 1  Thura.Jan.25 Sat.Jan.27  0400 13.9    0540 15  0845 11.3     1050 10  1350 14.4     1540 14  2115 2.0    2255 1  ��� Groceries ��� Fishing Tackle  ��� Sundries ��� Timex Watches  Open 9���9  7 Days a Week  Sun.Jan.28  0615 15.6  1130 10.1  1635 14.6  2340 1.4  Mon.Jan.29  0645 15.9  1225 9.4  1730 14.3  Tues.Jan.30  0025 2.2  0725 16.0  1320 8.6  1830 13.9  The First Canadian Bank  Bank of Montreal  886-2216     GIBSONS  Dorothy Cresswell  Chief Clerk  With over 25 years of experience  Dorothy is well-known in the Gibsons  community. With a broad knowledge of  all aspects of our banking services  Dorothy is capable of providing our  customers with expertise seldom  found in other banks. Because of her  number of years with the bank Dorothy  recently enjoyed a long service leave of  2V2 montns which she used to advantage  with a trip to New Zealand. You too can  enjoy such vacations. Come in and  inquire about our vacation financing  loan plans or plan for future vacation  years with a Firstbank Registered  Retirement Plan including our new  Term Deposit Receipt Plan paying fixed  rates of interest for up to six years.  Ask Dorothy or any of our staff for information on these or any other of our  bank services. Watch this space for  future profiles on our staff.  and District Health Centre  has created justifiable concern among users of the  clinic. After all, one of the  main arguments for building  the clinic was so that Pender  people could have a local  family doctor and get away  from the "new face every  time" complaint.  So far the promise of a  permanent family doctor at  Pender hasn't panned out.  The two permanent appointments ��� Doctors Birnbaum  and Berenstein ��� lasted only  one year each. The only  staff member at the clinic who  stayed long enough to really  become a known face in the  community was nurse-practitioner Darlane Snell, and  now she is gone too. In the  interim there have been two  temporary doctors and one  probationary nurse-practitioner while the Clinic Board  continues its search for the  medical team that will fulfill  the community's original  expectations.  In the meantime some residents have lost their patience  and begun agitating for a  public protest directed  against the Clinic Board and  its head, Jim Tyner.  The question is not whether  their concern is well-founded.  It is. The question is whether  they are doing the right thing  by going after the Board.  It can hardly be said that the  Board needs to be made aware  of Ihe staff turnover problem.  Not only are they acutely  aware of the problem, they  have been working overtime to  solve it for some months.  The very reason they have  taken six months to find a  replacement for Dr. Berenstein, in spite of the fact that  a great many doctors have  applied for the job, is that they  want to make sure they've got  a doctor this time who will  want to stay in the community  for a long period, and whom  the community will want to  stay for a long period.  In Dr. Ronald Estey they  appear to have found such a  man. Estey has agreed to stay  five years at least and made  clear his intention is to stay  permanently if at all possible.  Estey is quoted as saying,  "The clinic has an unfortunate reputation for staff changes. This has to come to an  (D\ SUNSHINE  XQ) KITCHENS  FINE CABINETS  886-9411 Gibsons  end. This is the most important problem in swaying people's confidence in the clinic."  As an experienced family  clinic doctor who is especially  enthusiastic about the Pender  facility's potential, Dr. Estey  seems a choice well worth  waiting for.  The only excuse for continued agitation in face of  Dr. Estey's appointment ���  which begins at the end of  January ��� can be the assumption that the root cause of  past staff changes lies within  the Clinic Board and continues there as a threat to future  staff including Dr. Estey.  According to this theory the  Board ��� or certain members  of it ��� are hard to get along  with and drive staff away or  get them fired without good  reason, as in the case of nurse-  practitioner Ruth Anderson  and Dr. Judi Hayward.  This theory does not stand  up to inspection. The first  doctor at the clinic, Henry  Birnbaum, M.D., left at the  end of a year to take up a  practice in Vancouver which  he expected to be more challenging. He left on the best  of terms with the Clinic Board  and repeatedly absolved them  of any blame, although he  later stated that difficulty in  getting along with the doctors  in Sechelt had contributed to  his decision.  The second doctor, Ed  Berenstein, M.D., also left  at the end of his first year  for purely personal reasons,  saying he wanted to take a  year off to study in England.  He left on good terms with the  local Board and with the doctors in Sechelt.  The first nurse-practitioner  hired by the clinic, Darlane  Snell, stayed two years and  was a great success in the  community. When she left it  was to continue her medical  training toward a full doctor's  degree. She also left on good  terms with everyone, the  Clinic Board included.  This summary covers all  the permanent medical staff  so far hired by the clinic and  shows there can be no fault  attached to the Clinic Board  for their leaving. They were all  journeymen for whom a year  or two in one place was a  long time. All that could be  said is that the Board may  have chosen differently when  hiring, but they felt they  chose the best of those who  applied. Perhaps if they had  waited longer and looked further they might have found a  Dr. Estey at that time, and  perhaps  this  is what  they  learned from their experience.  This leaves the current  medical staff, Dr. Judy Hayward and nurse-practitioner  Ruth Anderson. According to  the critics, the Board is causing unnecessary discontinuity  by not keeping them as long  as they'd like to stay. However, the Board has twice  looked at Dr. Hayward's  application and twice chosen  other candidates over her. No  doubt their chief consideration  is the matter of permanency.  She is a young doctor at the  start of her career with many  things yet to be settled about  her own future. She has  changed her mind a number of  times about just how long she  would like to stay in Pender  Harbour and the Board has  some justification for feeling  she might turn out like the  other young journeymen.  With older candidates offering minimum five-year agreements there seems little reason to take the chance.  About nurse-practitioner  Anderson little more needs to  be said except that the Board  tried her for six months and  found her unsuitable to their  purposes. She was only on  six months probation, like all  clinic employees, and was involved in staff disputes and  policy disputes with the Board  during that time and the  Board is probably quite wise  not to risk carrying this discontent forward into the new  period of harmony they hope  to establish under Dr. Estey.  She obviously disagrees with  the Board's decisions, as she  has disagreed with their  policy in the past. This is  common enough with people  who lose their jobs. But in  going public with her feelings  Miss Anderson shows a degree of obstinacy that is uncommon to the medical profession and only strengthens  the case against her.  Actually the evidence most  often cited to show the  Board's bad employee relations concerns the position  of receptionist, not the medical staff at all. Of course this  would have little effect even  if true, since the position of  receptionist is hardly the one  upon which the clinic will  stand or fall and receptionists  do tend to come and go.  However the position has been  a problem, and this is more  due to the clinic's circumstances than anything else.  With only three full-time  employees, the receptionist  has had to do everything the  nurse and doctor don't do,  from accounting to filing med-  Windsor  much more than just plywood  5/8" x4'x8'  Exterior  Plywood Siding  GOOD FOR  SINGLE SKIN APPLICATION.  PRIMED GREEN  SHOPGRADE.$*J5-��5SHT.  Roll On Texture  JUST MIX WITH WATER  AND ROLL    ON CEILINGS  AND WALLS TO GIVE  THAT TEXTURED LOOK.  10 LB. BOX DOES UP TO  120 SQ.FT. ONLY  $"| "j.88  DRESS UP YOUR  SPARE ROOM.  Va" GREY WEATHER  WORN  Hard Board  Panelling  SERVICE   GRADE.  $��.88SHT.  CHOOSE FROM  A SELECTION OF 150  DIFFERENT  Panels  INCLUDING  VINYLS, PRINTS,  HARDWOODS, BRICK  AND   OTHERS.  f  I / 7 fj;,Windsor Plywood  "W^- 886-9221  n Lt-.  Ui'~ mt '  SUNSHINE COAST  HIGHWAY,  GIBSONS  WINDSOR  INI PITWOM KWU  Marnie Jamieson, Shannon Macy, and Lisa Bjornson were Elphinstone students  picked for the Zone 5 Representative Team In the upcoming Provincial Volleyball Tournament for under sixteens.  Wildlife  corner  By Ian Corrance  It's finally wanned up  again, thank goodness. I was  just about to look out my long  underwear. A few interesting  things have been happening  with the birds around. Jim  Waldey thinks he's got a  couple of gold eagles for  visitors. It's pretty unlikely.  I showed his daughter the  difference between a golden  eagle and a young bald eagle  so she'll have a look again.  On Sunday, I got a call that  five swans were seen flying  over in a southerly direction.  They were spotted on the Gibsons side of Roberts Creek.  The person who saw them felt  that they may be trumpeters,  but couldn't make a positive identification.  ical records to overseeing the  building maintenance. It  has proven impossible to find  someone who can do it all,  and the Board has tried to  remedy this by hiring a part-  time secretary. This seems to  be working.  On review, there seems to  be much merit in the comment of Board member  John Logan who says the  troubles at the clinic are no  more than "growing pains"  and there is really "no one to  blame for anything that has  happened". The present  Board is made up of highly  dedicated and intelligent  people who would seem to  have done everything possible  to realize their oft-stated aim  of making the local clinic one  of the best in the province.  They now seem to have this  goal in their grasp.  Gary White, the Wharfinger at Gibsons, tells me  that he's seen a couple of  dead birds bobbing around  there, pigeons and ducks.  This reminded me about what  sometimes happens in the  harbour in Vancouver, when  food is hard to find. The  seagulls will gang up on a  poor old pigeon and fly  above it, gradually forcing it  lower towards the water,  until finally it's in the water  and helpless.  I managed to get a hold of  a microscope adapter. Unfortunately it's for a different  type of camera than mine, but  , I think I can jerry rig it.If so  I'll have some pictures of  those wee purple beasties,  the springtails, some time  this week.  Get rich quick  I picked up a book of matches from Coastal Tires and it  had this comical little story  on the inside. It reminds me  of the search for perpetual  motion.  "We are starting a cat  ranch with 100,000 cats. Each  cat will average 12 kittens a  year, The cat skins will sell  for 30 cents each. One hundred men can skin 5,000 cats  a day. We figure a daily net  profit of over $1,000.00.  Now what shall we feed the  cats? We will start a rat ranch  next door with 1,000,000  rats. The rats will breed 12  times faster than the cats.  So we will have four rats to  feed each day to each cat.  Now what shall we feed the  rats? We will feed the rats the  carcasses of the cats after  they have been skinned. Now  Get This I We feed the rats to  the cats and the cats to the  rats and get the cat skins for  nothing."  If you notice anything  interesting, give me a call at  either 886-2622 or 886-7817,  or if it's something of immediacy, at 886-9151 in the  evenings, ta.  Creosote's return  Bv Alex Simpkins  An old word is coming back  in popularity. In the days,  when sawdust burners were  used by nearly everyone,  there was creosote oozing out  of chimneys and in many  cases running on and through  plastered ceilings, making  hideous brown stains. Nowadays with the return of wood  burning heaters there are  many brown stained chimneys, dripping with creosote.  In the Thirties we used to  buy creosote and paint with  it as a wood preservative. It  is a brown fluid, thinner  than gasoline and very  inflammable. It has such  penetrating ability that it can  pass right through bricks, flue  lining, mortar, plaster and  some stone. When painting  we were most careful to keep  the brush as far as possible  away from our eyes. Even our  skin suffered at the slightest  touch of creosote.  Today, if you have a heater  and you see brown creosote  on your chimney you may find  it conjealed and sticky. This  is because other substances  have condensed along with it  from the wood smoke: 'i.e.  tar, pitch, soot, wood alco  hol, etc. Some of the heater  people have the pipes put  together upside down so that  the creosote as it condenses  will not be able to run out at  the joints. The more draft  you give your fire the more'  complete the combustion will  be. Dry cedar will clean the  flue. Wet alder will give the  most trouble. A slab or cover  over a chimney will slow  down the flow of smoke and  encourage formation of creosote and soot, and thus promote chimney fires.  If you hire a chimney  sweep make sure he lives here  and gives you a receipt. This  can prove very helpful in the  event of a fire insurance  claim.  Court news  At the Provincial Court  in Sechelt, on Wednesday  January 17, Phillip Sheppard  was fined $1,200 for driving  with a blood alcohol count  of over .08.  Lorraine Joe was found  guilty of selling wildlife  meat without authorization  and was fined $25.00.  Sterling Allard was given a  six month suspended sentence  for false pretences.  GARDEN  BAY MARINE  SERVICES LTD.  On display  at Garden Bay  Marine Services  AQD40/280.  Compact 1.30 horsepower.  Diesel economy.  VOLVO  PENTA  883-Q7QQ "evenings  7 Days a Week  IMMEDIATE REPAIR SERVICE  Sinclair Bay Rd. Garden Bay  merCrui/er  883-Q60Q Coast News, January 23,1979  COAST NEWS   CLASSIFIED ADS  Classified Ad Policy  All llsllngs 50C per line per week.  or use the Economical 3 for 2 rate  3 weeks for the price of 2  Minimum  $2.00 per  Insertion.  All feci payable prior to insertion.  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  ��� In the event of an error the  publisher shall be responsible for  one corrected Insertion only.  This offer It made available for private individuals.  These Classification,  remain free  - Coming Events  -Lost  -Found  Print your ad In the tqaaret Including the price of the Item and your telephone number. Be sue to leave a blank space after each word.  No phone orders Please. Jaat mall In the coupon below accompanied by cash, cheque  or money eider, to Coast Newa, Classifieds, Box 400, Glbaona, B.C. VON IVO, or  bring In person lo the Coaat Newa office, Gibsons  DROPOFF POINT : Campbell's Shoes & Leather Goods Store, Sechelt  birth/  'AAA AwMftAAAftftftAAxaT  Mike Danroth, Sunlife of  Canada, is pleased lo sponsor  Ihis free space for your  Birth Announcements.  Please phone the Goasl News.  Announcing the birth of our new  baby boy, Stuart William, a brother for Wade. Born to the proud  parents, Bill and Mary Chester;  January 13, weighing in at 10  lbs. 14 oz. Proud grandparents  are: Len and Bea Wray, Gibsons;  Gene and Alice Chester, Saskatoon, Sask. Special thanks to  Dr^lountain^^^^^^^^^  obUuoik/  ���announcement/     announcement/  Harry Almond A Family wish  to sincerely thank the many  friends who so kindly contributed  to the Molly Almond Memorial  Art Centre Building Fund.  Harry, David, Kim, Robbie  kcjol  Sudden illness  necessitates  temporary closing  of TOYS  Sunnycrest Centre  Sorry for any  inconvenience  Coast News  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  VON 1VO  CLASSIFICATION:  Eg. For Sale, For Rent, etc.  L_  "TI  _._: :: t:  :  :    it: :  DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON-  Cumming! Passed away  January 20, 1979, Robert  Cumming, late of Roberts  Creek, aged 81 years. Survived by his loving wife  Grace, son Godfrey of Langley, two grandchildren,  niece Elizabeth Ewart of  Campbell River; and a number of other nieces and nephews. Member of Mount  Elphinstone Lodge #130  A.F. & A.M.; the Georgian  Chapter #39 Royal Arch Masons; O.E.S. Mt. Elphinstone  Chapter #65; Life Member  Roberts Creek Legion #219;  Army, Navy and Airforce  Vets Unit #100; and the Sunshine Coast Golf and Country  Club. Service Wednesday,  January 24,1979 at 2 p.m. in  the Devlin Funeral Home,  Gibsons. Rev. D.Brown  officiating. Cremation. In  lieu of flowers, donations to  Mt. Elphinstone Chapter #65  Cancer Fund appreciated.  International Dress Boutique,  new and used ladies and gents  clothing ��� children's specialty  Jewelry and Gift items. 6655  Royal Avenue, Horseshoe  Bay. Phone June 921-8380.  consignment goods accepted.  MOVEMENT TO MUSIC  An introduction to dance for 3 to  5 year olds. New course begins  Jan 17, Twilight Theatre. Wednesdays at 2:45 p.m.; Saturdays  at 10:30 a.m. Details & registration���Mrs. Milward 886-2531. #4  Banal' Faith. For Information  phone 886-2078 or 886-7355,  Box 404. Gibsons #10  In Memoriam donations to  B.C. Heart Fund help research,  education and community aid  programmes. Donations may be  sent to B.C.Heart Foundation,  Gibsons Unit Box 160. Tax Receipt to donor and card to next  of kin.  For further information phone  886-7794. tfn  Notice to Creditors  Estate of the deceased: MONTGOMERY, Thomas Wayne oka  MONTGOMERY, Thomas &  MONTGOMERY, Tom late of  Box 851, Gibsons, B.C.  Creditors and others having  claims against the said estate(s).  are hereby required to send them  duly verified to the PUBLIC  TRUSTEE. 800 Hornby Street.  Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 2C5, before February 14, 1979, after  which date the assets of the said  cstatels) will bc distributed,  having regard only to claims that  have been received.  Clinton W.Foote  Public Trustee  #4  Notice to Creditors  Estate of the deceased: LAMON-  TAGNE: Joseph Arthur, late of  RR#2, Gibsons. B.C.  Creditors and others having  claims against the said estate(s)  are hereby required to send them  duly verified to the PUBLIC  TRUSTEE. 800 Hornby Street,  Vancouver, B.C.. V6Z 2C5,  before February 14, 1979, after  which date Ihe assets of the said  estatcisl will be distributed,  having regard only to claims  that have been received.  Clinton W.Foote  Public Trustee  #4  Are you tired of searching a  ready-to-wear rack looking for  what you never And? 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  Western Canada School of  Auctioneering Ltd.  Canada's Ural and ths only completely  Canadian course offered anywhere.  Licensed under the Trade Schools  Licensing Act. U.S.A. 1970 C.366.  For particulars of the next course write:  Box 667, Lacombe, Alberta or Phone  782-6215. ��12  Junk store now open Thursday,  Friday, Saturday. 9:00 a.m.���  4 p.m. We buy beer bottles.  Shaw Road Industrial Park behind Gibsons Motors. Free Estimates ��� furniture reftnishing.  HA  tAA A A AAAAAA,WrAA**1  Bob Kelly ClcanUp  Basements ��� Yards ���Garages  ��� Anything  Dumplrikk lor hire  7 days a week  886-9433 Box 131. Gibsons  tfn  per/onol  Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings.  For information call 886-9696  or 886-9904. #26  PUBLIC NOTICE  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS  BY-LAW NO. 296 DOG LICENSING  The public Is reminded that as of January 1,1979  new yearly licenses are required for all dogs within  the Village of Gibsons boundaries.  Fees Are:  Male -$12.00  Spayed Female      ���$12.00  Unspayed Female ���$25.00  Licenses may be obtained at the Village office  Monday to Wednesday, 8:30���4:30, and Thursday to Friday, 8:30���5 p.m.  D.EIson,  Animal Control Officer  Coast Business Directory  ********* AUTOMOTIVE   *********      ********* ELECTRIC  n  Economy ruto parts Ltd.  Automobile, Industrial  and Body Shop Supplies  Sechelt    885-5181  Tom Flieger   Phone 886-7868 |  LF.CTRICAL  Box 214. Gibsons, B.C.  CONTRACTING V0N 1v0  ********* PLUMBINS **********  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING-PIPEFITTING-STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed j  P. M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  P.O. Box 609  Sechelt, B.C.  VON 3A0  Bus. 8SS-2332  Res. 886-7701  need tires?  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  al the S-BENDS on Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  and Electric Ltd.  Bill Achterberg  886 9033  T&T Plumbing & Heating  Service renovation  p^^^-      & contract plumbing  886-7838     Rick Wray, Manager  COAST INSULATION COMPANY  Ph. 886-9297  "INSULATION-INSTALLATION"  ���FIBERGLASS BATTS"  "BLOWN IN INSULATION'  Residential (New & Existing Houses) & Commercial  ^5t& ��uriip*att MotatB  " ^ We specialize in Volkswagen Repairs  $3arts   885-9466 *honda*  ANDREASSEN    ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.I Serving the Sunshine Coast  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  ******* FLOOR COVERING ********  ******* BUILDING SUPPLY ********  rW  ��;^3���^ pi Mm Plywood  ��� ^ '  Taanimatm  ; rL__   Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Construction Plywood, and all Accessories.  .Delivery Phone 886-9221  Highway 101 .Gibsons  �� 6i,��,,ii   SUaktiaL   -ia*  �� tTtthla  <=Htul  Days    886-2756  Evenings 886-9261  CARPET-CABINET-CERAMIC CENTRE  Open Thurs.. Fri.. Sal.  10a.m.���5 p.m.  Howe Sound Distributors Ltd.  North Road, Gibsons, B.C. 886-2765  Cadre Construction Ltd.  Replacements and Storm Windows  Expertly Installed  V.  Payne Road, Gibsons  886-2311  ********** Cabinets **********  CABINETS -REMODELLING'  Showroom in Twilight Theatre Bldg.        886-9411  >OPENSAT. 10-5 OR BY APPOINTMENT  R.Ginn Electric  General Wiring &  Qualified Workmanship  RRH2 MARLENE RD.,  ROBERTS CREEK    ******** MISC. SERVICES *********  A****** DRIFTWOOD CRAFTS * AND*****,  CRAFT SUPPLIES  885-5379  * SEWING NOTIONS  JEWELRY^  WOOL  CARPENTRY **********  I    p7&"��'"kro��  R.S.fBOB) LAMBERT  MbERT ELECTRIC LTD.  fTOMMORmSON  W. T. deny) MoBriJe  CAKPIN'TEH / CONTRACTOR        PH. 890-7980  BOX4S1 OIBBONS, B.C.        VON   IVO  RESIDENTIAL ��� COMMERCIAL  BUS. 886-B15I   RES. 530-9880  GIBSONS, B.C.   VON IVO  **********    EXCAVATING    *******  PERMATRUSS FABRICATORS  (Gibsons) Ltd.  Located next to Windsor Plywood  Free  Estimates  886-7318  P.O. Box 748  V  Residential & Commerciai Roof Trusses Gibsons, B.Cy  JOHN ROBINSON CONTRACTING  ���.** BACKHOE, DITCHING, DRAINS **.,,  *** WATERLINES, ETC. ***  Box 237, SEWER LINES  Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0 PH.886-7983  ^Sunnycrest    Shopping    Centre.  Gibsons    886-2525  "w-2088 GIBSONS LANES Hwy101f v  Open Bowling Hours: Friday & 'r-'f  �� Saturday   7 p.m. to 11 p.m.   * jfa  and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m Ug  Quality Farm 6 Garden Supply ltd. -i  * Feed * Fencing     ^6"7527  * Pet Food    �� Fertilizer   ���"  CERAMIC-QUARRY TILE-   MOSAIC  RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL  RR*' IIFPORFTIIF       JOHNLEPORE  Gibsons, B.C.       J.LtKUHC I ILfc       ph()ne  VON 1V0 886-8097 .  "Serving  Langdale  to  Earls Cove":  Terry Connor  880-7040  PAINTING CONTRAC70I  BoxO-10. Gibsons, B.C.  Cadre Construction Ltd. %i?  Framing, remodelling, additions ^%  HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION-  s Payne Road, Gibsons 886-2311  .SfcW Vevetafimttt *4td.  EXCAVATING - LAND CLEARING  ROAD BUILDING GRAVEL  aggregates      886~2830  Concord Carpet Care  886-9351  CARPET & UPHOLSTERY  SAME DAY SERVICE  GIBSONS-SECHELT-PENDER HARBOUR  (A  TRANSWEST HELICOPTERS (J^.  (1965) LTD. \Hr)  Charter Helicopter Service ^���^  Box 875 886-7511 Gibsons  GIBSONS SAND & GRAVEL LTD  EXCAVATING - LAND CLEARING  ROAD BUILDING GRAVEL  Classified aggregates      883-9313  Gutters Phone: Eaves Troughs  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  885-2992  Commerciai  Residential  Maintenance  Continuous  CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Governmeni Approved  Free Estimates  Eacavations ��� Drainage waterimes etc  Ph  885-2921          Roberts   Creeli  C & S Construction  Fiberglass Sundecks rnova,lons  Daryll Starbuck  HK0-M7.W  i Finishing  Dennis Collins  88h-7100 >  J.B.EXCAVATING  886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage installation  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials lor Sale  Phone 88b-!664     Member Allied Van Lines     PR  I.Gibsons  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 686-9949  THOMAS HEATING  T.V. SERVICE  Sunshine Coast T.V.  Mon. to Sat. 9:30-5:30 885-9818  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon lo Ole 5 Cove  885-9973  886-2938  Commercial Containers available  Marv Volen  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs lor VIEW  Top tail trees adjacacent to building  886-9597  OIL BURNER SERVICE  886-7111  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed lor Pesticide Spraying 10.  Coast News, January 23,1979.  work wonted  Most trees. like pets, need care  and attention and trees are our  specialty,  * Topping  * Limbing  * Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed service.  Peerless Tree Services Ltd.  885-2109  Landscaping and Garden maintenance. Fruit Trees, ornamentals  pruned; hedges trimmed. Flower  gardens installed and maintained.  .SKtV^H tfn  Will babysit weekdays at my  home on North Road. Anytime  during the day. Experienced and  reliable. 886-2889. #5  uioik wonted        work wonted  Journeyman finishing carpenter  and cabinet maker. If a quality  job at a competitive rate is what  you are after, you've found it.  no job too big or small. For a free  estimate, call Guv Cut-wen,  at 885.5.128, eves. tfn  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 Farmer  Institute. tfn  Sewing Machine Repairs: overhauls, tune-ups. chemical wash,  parts for all makes. All work  guaranteed, 21 yrs. experience.  Phone Steve 885-2691. tfn  HOME SERVICES  Eavestroughs cleaned and repaired, light carpentry work,  tree cutting, cleanups and pick-  tips, or whatever you have in  mind. Just ask us.  Free Estimates  886-9503 #4  FOR ALL  YOUR  REAL  ESTATE  NEEDS  TREV GODDARD 886-265B  BEAUTIFUL LOG HOUSE: On Gower Point Road on 2.38 acres  ol sub-dividable land. Two bedroom home with large stone fireplace, modern kitchen, two baths. Six Rl (Residential One) lots  may be splil from this attractive property with purchaser retaining house and half acre. Phone Trev 886-2658.        F.P.$105,000  136' OF BLUFF WATERFRONT: With fanlastic view, 4 B.R., 3  baths, 3 brick F.P.'s, livingroom, lamily room, rec room and  large sewing room plus a 2 B.R. guest cottage with brick F.P.  and all services. $110,000 or consider dividing guest cottage off  to adjacent neighbour to reduce cost.  BEAUTIFUL TUDOR STYLE: 3 bedroom with two brick fireplaces, two sundecks, some ocean view. In well treed, quiel area.  $62,500  MARLENE RD: Side-by-side duplex. 2 bedroom homes wilh  separale dining, laundry facilities, etc., monthly rentals almost  4500. F.P. $55,000  UPPER GIBSONS: Three bedroom home with huge sundeck  overlooking Keals, the Blufl and Vancouver Island. Has self-  contained one bedroom suite lor mother-in-law and brick fireplaces up and down. Has double carport and is on quiet street.  F.P. $54,900  ON THE BLUFF: 3 BR home with unobstructed view Irom  Lantzville to the Malahat for only $48,500  SARGENT RD: Cedar contemporary 4 BR, ensuite, 2 brick f.p.  and 1 brick bar. Sunken living and rec rooms, large sundeck,  concrete drive, Georgia Strait and Gibsons Harbour view.  F.P.$69,900  '�� ACRE WITH KEATS VIEW: Immaculate two bedroom  home with fireplace. Well treed, good landscaping and many  other desirable features. $42,500  Magnificent view lot on high side of Highway 101, Hopkins  Landing. $14,800  DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY: Six adjoining properties in  Lower Gibsons, ideal lor townhouse, condominium or?????  Call for detailed information.  BOB BEAUPRE 885-3531  PAT MURPHY 885-9487  PENINSULA  ROOFING  & SHEET METAL  All Types ol Roofing  & Re-Rooling  Henry Rodriguez  Sechelt     885-9585  P.O.Box 1341,  Sechelt  CLAPP  CONCRETE  ���Pallos  ���Floors  Wayne  Clapp  885-2125  after 7:00 p.i  ���Foundations  ���Driveways  ���Custom Work  ���Free Estimates  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  MUSIC  LESSONS  YOU ENJOY  886-9030  cjUo/l/T  essie  (son  Piano & Organ  Begin at age 4 and older  1614 Marine Drive, Gibsons  help wonted  Is there a typewriter mechanic  out there somewhere (on the  Coast) who would like to service  the Coast Slews' typewriters?  886-2622. tfn  Wanted, part-time motorcycle  mechanic. 885-2030. tfn  Require qualified teller. Data  processing experience helpful.  Resume to Box 60 Coast News,  Gibsons, B.C. #4  opportunitie/  LOCAL AMWAY DISTRIBUTOR  is helping many persons earn  money working 2���4 hours a day.  We can help you. For appointments, call 926-0807 or write  Paul J.Morris, 2375 Queens Ave.,  West Vancouver V7V 2Y7.        #9  FISH MARKET FOR SALE:  Inquiries: Box 795, Gibsons B.C.  VON   1V0 or  phone   886-7888.   #6  NINE WAYS TO MAKE MONEY  We will show you how to turn  spare time into cash, part time at  home.  Write P.J.M. & Co., P.O. Box  91331. W. Vancouver. B.C.  V7V3N9. #11  Piano lessons for adult beginners.  An 8 week intensive course to  send you on your way to independent study. Small classes will  be arranged. Call Susan Elek  885-3936. HA  ATTENTION LOGGERS  Alder, Maple Sawlogs wanted,  F.O.B., any B.C. saltwater dump.  Call    Jacobson-Phillips,    collect  684-6236. #13  wonted lo icnt  Cottage in Pender area for about  8 months, starting February.  Enquiries to Ian at the Coast  News, 886-2622. tfn  Newer home 3-4 bedrooms on its  own acreage. Around $300.  Fisherman and family. References avail. Phone collect 270-  3071. _ #4  Sunshine Coast  Fitness & Recreation  Service  885-5440  OFFICES AT  Sunnycrest Centre,  Gibsons  Toll Free 682-1513  Phone  886-2234  CONVEYANCING-  G  A  IBSONS  KEALTY  AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD.  RR#2, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0  REAL ESTATE CONSULTING - APPRAISALS - MORTGAGES -  OFFICES AT:  Dental Block,  Gibsons  Toll Free 682-1513  Phone  886-2277  NOTARY PUBLIC  HOMES  LANGDALE: This non-basement Langdale Ihree bedroom view home features  extensive use ot granite on exterior and  huge walk around fireplace. Modern kitchen has solid walnul cabinets and built-  in dishwasher. A garage and workshop  round oul the picture. $49,500  1760 SCHOOL ROAD: Cozy, comfortable four bedroom olcfcr home on large lot.  Convemenlly located between upper and  lower Gibsons. Several fruit trees. Zoned  for multiple dwelling. Excellent starter  home and a good investment and holding  properly. $32,000  DAVIS RD: Ideal starter or retirement  home. Only two blocks Irom schools and  shopping. This three bedroom home has  everything you need for copilort and  convenience. The carport could easily be  converted to a family room and a separate  carport could be built on many sites  within the extra large landscaped  lot.  137,900  CHERYL ANNE PARK ROAD: Large  three bedroom home with finished  heahlalor fireplaces up and down. Sit-  uatod on approximately 1 /3 of an acre on  a no-through road Nnally landscaped  and nicely treed. Roc room roughed in  wilh finished bathroom downstairs  Double windows throughout Excellent  family home. $57,WM  O'SHEA RD: Small home cloae to shopping, schools and transportation Good  lla! land Two bedrooms Ideal tor retirement or a young couple starting out  Mmtgaflo available 129.500  POPLAR LANE Throw bodroom home  with two fireplaces Ensuite in m��ter  tcdroom Full finished buement, double  windows This homn is m a very eonvan-  lenl   location  clone   lo   all   amenities.  141,600  1402 ALDERSPRING ROAD: Two Story  HILLCREST RD: Three bedroom home,  only one year old. On a new lot on quiet  cul-de-sac. Close to shopping, schools  and transportation. $52,500  HANBURY ROAD: Panabode home featuring stain glass windows, skylights,  and shake roof situated on twelve acres In  Roberts Creek. Flume Creek runs  through middle of property which Includes A-frame guest cottage, and  16x16 workshop with 220 wiring. Partial  cleared and fenced with vegetable garden. $87,500  PARK ROAD; Three bedroom home on  5 acres in Gibsons. Property on both  sides are also for sale making a total of  15 acres available for future development. A good holding property,   $79,500  SHAW ROAD: Incredible Potential.  Ranch style two bedroom home completely remodelled. 16'x12' master bedroom, fireplace, beautifully landscaped  and lanced grounds. Evergreen hedges  add to the seclusion and privacy of this  hobby farm with three outbuildings.  Bul that's not all! The property Is 5  acres with spectacular view from over  half the property. Fronts on Shaw Road  wilh Stewart Road dedicated on the view  face. Zoned Rl in the Village of Gibsons.  $79,900  PRATT ROAD: 2.87 acres out Of the ALR  Willi road allowance al back of property  House is completely remodelled Inside.  Attractive fireplace, knotty pine klt-  chon, throe   large bedrooms and den.  $55,000  INDUSTRIAL  HIGHWAY 101: 5.3 acres ot Industrial with highway frontage Come In and  discuss your requirements. We can cut  otf an acre with 177 feet on the highway.  All   services available.  This  Is future  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY: Triplex LANGDALE    RIDGE    SUBDIVISION:  located In  Gibsons  Village.  One two Fantastic view lots. An area of new and  bedroom suite and two three bedroom var,ed hom��- The* '��t�� oiler them-  auitee. Good holding property for future 88,VM ,0 manv different building loca-  devolopment. Close to schools and shop- llon8- Enf��V P"���* and the view of Howe  ping mall. $52,500 Sound. Priced from $12,900  HENRY ROAD: Well built duplex on   2***    ��������*L I?*0?  level acreage In rural Gibsons. Each Only 4 ol these Duplex lots left, Beautiful view properties overlooking the Bay.  Close  to  schools  and  shopping.   All  side contains livingroom, diningroom,  two bedrooms, kitchen, laundry and  storage room. Included are two stoves,  two fridges and curtains. $55,900  LOTS  SKYLINE DR: Irregular shaped lot with  lots perfectly suited to side-by-elde or  up-down duplex construction. Priced at  $15,500 and $16,500.  HILLCREST ROAD: Only $3,000 down I  Balance by Agreement  for  Sale  will  great view of Village, the Bay, wharf and    purchase one ol these beautiful view lots  boats. An area of very nice homes. 100  feet on Skyline Drive. Approximately 180  feet in depth. $13,500  GLASSFORD RD: This must be the best  buy on the market. 63x160 cleared.  Sewer and water connected. Culvert and  fill. Ready tobulld. $10,000  BURNS RD: Good building lot, 65x  IM, on flat land In Gibsons Village. Four  blocks Irom Post Office, stores and  transportation. Lightly treed. Three  blocks from ocean, All services avail-  trie end of a quiet cul-de-sac. All  underground services so there Is nothing  to mar the view. These lots are cleared  and ready to build on. The ravine In front  will ensure your privacy. These lots  represent excellent value. Priced from  $13,900  FIRCREST RD: Over 20 nicely treed  building lots to choose Irom. 61x131.  We will arrange to have a home built  for you. Located a short drive down  Pratt Road. Priced at $9,700 each  able. $11,000 pqplar LANE: Village lota handy to all  SKYLINE DR: This 70x59x131x122 amenitles. 65x135. Very reasonably  loot lot with expansive view of the Bay prjcedat $8,900  Area and Gibsons Village Is very well GIBSONS VILLAGE: We oiler you 1/3  priced. $11,500 0f an acre of park-like property located  POPLAR LANE: Beautiful flat building *lthln Gibsons Village, Has creek flow-  lot with view ol North Shore Mountains. tn0 through this secluded private area.  Located on the end of a quiet cul-de- Needs imaginative owner to bring out  sac only 1 block to Sunnycrest Mall lull potential. Offers to $10,50011  Shopping Centre and schools. All ser- TRAIL ISLANDS: Large waterfront lot  vices including sewer. Adjacent to grass with small cove for moorage. Beautiful  playing field. $14,900 vinw on ,f,ree sit,efl- Excellent fishing  ABBS ROAD: View of Bay area and spot on your doorstep. Call & let us show  Georgla Strait Is yours from this beautiful you this waterfront retreat. $17,900  lot In area ol elaborate homes. Two blocks ACR EAG E  to schools and shopping.              $16,900 LANGDALE: 4t31 acres. Excellent hold-  home  on  qmet  cul-de-sac   with   view   development  territory lor  the core of  overlooking Gibsons Harbour Three  bedrooms on main floor. Fully furnished  suite on ground f loor Completely fenced  and in lawn. Cose to park, tennis courts  and shopping. $47,500  POPLAR LANE: Brand now three bedroom home, ensuile, lull basement  Walking distance to schools, shopping  and recreation. Fantastic price lor a new  home of Ihis size. $45,900  FORBES & THOMPSON RD: Excellent  home. Very attr��tlve brick Iront. Extra  insulalion. Three bedrooms, lull basement, diningroom. Two fireplaces.  $85,000  CRUCIL RD. Big Family? Then this  (cur bedroom, two bathroom home could  be the home you've been looking tor.  Full basement wilh rec room, utility and  roughed in plumbing. Intercom Inside  and out. Large sundeck over carport.  This home is located on a quiet secluded  lot, yet convenienl lo Ihe Village of Gibsons. $58,000  Gibsons.  REVENUE  WINN HOAD Fourple*. Positive cash  flow wilh eleven thousand dollars revenue per year. Top units contain five bedrooms with one and a half bathrooms.  Lower suites are largo two bedroom  units. Low maintenance and good return  make this an excellent Investment  value Close to all the amenities. Financing available. $89,900  FAIRVIEWRD:flevenuo Duplexona Va  acre lot represents the ideal Investment  property. There are 1.232 sq.ft. In both  ol these side by side suites. Features are  post and beam construction with feature  wall fireplace and sundecks. There is  appeal lo separate rental markets with a  two and a three bedroom suite. Assumption of present mortgage makes purchase  very easy and a yearly income of over  $7,000 makes this property hard to beat.  175,000  BEACH AVE: 87 5x208 lot. mostly  cleared with decorative trees left. Culvert and driveway. Close to park and  beach access. 115,000  SIMPKINS RD: Hall acre view lot In  Davis Bay! 100x220 approximate size.  A few hundred feet to sandy beach,  school and store. Level land with a few-  evergreens. $10,500  PINE ROAD: .97 acre, southern expo*  sure cleared, water view. Quiet area with  little traffic. $11,000  Ing property right across from the ferry  terminal. Langdale Creek Is the eastern  boundary of this property. $30,500  CONRAD RD: Next to Camp Byng.  2V> acres with limited access. Leek Creek  runs through this partially cleared level  acreage. Zoned lor mobile homes. Excellent lor your hobby farm. $19,000  SCHOOL ROAD: 1.56 acres ad|acent to  the elementary school. Could be subdivided to lots. On sewer and all services.   $88,000  CREEKSIDE PARK ESTATES  In Gibsons Village on North Road. Lots for single  wides, double wides and conventional homes. All on  sewer, water, hydro and all within three blocks of the  shopping centre, schools and medical clinic.  Come down and see the sample 14 foot single wide  all set up and fully furnished. This complete package  can be purchased with a 25 year mortgage with 5%  down. Don't forget you can also qualify for a government grant if you have never had one.  Lots are Priced from $10,900 to $13,900.   LOHRIEGIRAHD  886-7760  JONMCRAE  885-3670  ANNEGURNEY  886-2164  CHRIS KANKAINEN  8B5-3545  ARNEPETTERSEN  886-9793  JAYVISSER  8B5-3300  DAVE ROBERTS  886-8040  for /ole  GIBSONS BUILDING  SUPPLIES LTD.  886-8141  Sunshine Coast Highway  Gibsons  K3 PARTICLE BOARD  3/84x8 S6.59  3/44x8 $8.99  LUMBER  2x3x6'  2x4x6'  2x4 Econ.Stud  2x6x6'  2x10 Utl. Hemlock  2x 10 Utl.RR Cedar  8��H.  12��ft.  79��ea.  19Cft.  39<Tt.  65Cft.  CEDAR SIDING  lx8Utl.Chann.cl $299 M  3/4x10      Utl.Bevel  Siding        $279 M  INSULATION  RIO 15" rods $8.99 roll  Zonolite $3.15  ROOFING  all colours  210 sq. Butts Trusenl $8.19 bdl  2'/a&3'/a  common nails $15.99 box  Presto logs 8/2.00  COAL  401b.  $3.49 bag  DRAINPIPE  Big'O'Perfo    100'roll $35.00  4" Perfore 800 sewer pipe75cft  4" solid 800 sewer pipe   89<Tt  GIBSONS BUILDING  SUPPLIES  886-8141  wanted  Private Timber Wanted: Fir,  Cedar, Hemlock. Top prices paid.  Egmont Contracting Ltd. 886-  9066 or 883-9066. H9  Wanted to Buy: Logs or Timber.  Fir, Hemlock, Cedar ��� Porpoise  Boy Logging Ltd. 885-9408 or  885-2032. tfn  Wanted: Used tennis table in  good condition. Reasonably  priced. Call 886-9482. #6  Timber wanted: Fir, hemlock,  cedar and poles. Top prices.  Let us give you an estimate.  DA.-0 Log Sorting Ltd. Phone  886-7896 or 886-7700. Ifn  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hcmlock-Cedar  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds. Twin Creek  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons 896-2812  property  Ideal family home on quiet cul-  de-sac. Centrally located in  prime area of Gibsons. Large  living and dining room, conveniently arranged kilchen  and eating area, all overlook  a spectacular view of Georgia  Strait and Howe Sound.  Two fireplaces, mahogany  trim, lull basement features  completed rec, den, laundry,  workshop, carport. Land*  scaped. Reduced lo $59,900  For appointment call alter  I) p.m. 8Wi-2783.  Modern 1300 sq.ft., 3 bedroom  home, fireplace, basement,  workshop, patio with brick Bar  B0- Also large garage, all on 1  acre on Pratt Rd. -i59$0GT  546,500.886-9154. tfn_  rilirA A A A A A A A a AlkfcaVfci  FOR SALE BY OWNER  4.9 acres cultivated off North  Road. This farmetle has  lo  be  seen to bc  appreciated.  Twq   dwellings,   barn,   etc.  L 886-7682   a*AftAA AAAAA A A A A A AAi  FOR SALE  Ungdahi 2'/i year old, 2  large bedrooms, 2 fireplaces,  2 bathrooms. Finished basement, 85x165 lot, 4 applianoM,  drapes. Offers on $52,500.  886-9692 #5  for /ole  New Westcraft 2x glazed window.  Snow chains. Baby stroller. All  excellent value. 886-9386.        #6  Enterprise wood stove. Good  condition. $100.886-8060.        HA  1 pr. Pioneer HPM 60 Speakers  and 1 pr. Technics SB 6000  Speakers, $1,000 firm. Phone Jim  after 5 p.m. 886-9277. #6  Top quality firewood. Split, delivered. $45.00. You pick it up,  $35.00.886-9472 eves. #6  Audion���12 chord organ.  9346.  886-  HA  Captain's bed, complete (6 drawers & mattress) $125. 886-2149.   #4  Remington 22 Semi-automatic  Rifle with scope. Air rifle 550  Slodia. 886-7955. #4  I S.C. 3000 cassette tape deck.  1 year old. Ex. cond. Willing to  sell for $250. Can be seen at  Miller Marine Electronics. Lower  Gibsons or phone 886-7918 or  886-7241. #4  | RICH BLACK DELTA SOIL  16yds. del. $190  112-584-6240  tfn  Firewood $50/cord split and delivered. 885-3605. 1*5  /-  886-2912  Gibsons  Lawn Mower flf*  Chain Saw*   GIBSONS INDUSTRIAL PARK        686-2912  mmmmmmmmm  SELKIRK  CHIMNEYS  All Sizes & Kits  Best Prices aa Caul  TRY US  I Sechelt  Square   deal:   new,   used   and  antique furniture.  For appointment phone James at  (112) 921-8.180. Horseshoe Bav.  W.Van.   Zenith colour TV 26" remote  control, beautiful pecan cabinet,  very good condition. $400 o.b.o.  886-2956. #4  WOODSTOVES-  YOU BET!  TALK TO THE  FOLKS  at Macleods  Sechelt  property  Beautiful ocean view lot. Gower  Point area. By owner. Cash offers  886-2887. tfn  Lasqueti Island: 92 acres of  waterfront property adjacent to  government dock on Squitty  Bay. Secluded bays, southern  exposure with old homestead,  orchard, creek and meadows.  All offers considered. Phone  248-3926, 838 Lasqueti, or write  Dave Miller, Lasqueti Island,  B.C. #5  By owner: Lower Gibsons, 3  bdrm, 1,200 sq.ft. home, oil heat,  oil fired H.W., Asking $42,000.  1286 Headlands. Phone 886-7210.  #4  A number lo note:  885-5171  WHARF REALTY LTD.  automotive  Running Volvo diesel MD-96,  175 HP, still in boat. Spare parts  898-5123. #4  1972 Camperized Westfalia V.W.  Van, $3,000; also 1968 V.W.Bee-  tle ��� for parts. 1286 Headlands.  886-7210. #4  8'/i' overhead Camper. Propane  furnace, oven and icebox. $900.  886-8039. Hb  1969 Va ton l.H. truck and camper special, V8, P.S., P.B., 57,000  mi. Furnace, toilet, 3-way fridge,  stove and oven. Exc. condition.  $5,000.886-2767. #5  oppllonce/  APPLIANCES  WE NEED USED  STOVES &  FRIDGES  Best Trades on  Hot Point at  Macleods Sechelt  885-2171  tor rent  Two mobile home sites near  beach. Free vegetable garden  plots if desired. "Bonniebrook"  886-2887. Sorry, no dogs.        tfn  Available Feb. 1, furnished 2  bedroom trailer. 2 bedroom side-  by-side duplex. Semi-furnished.  Bonnicebrook. Sorry, no dogs.  886-2887. tfn  3 bdrm duplex, 1,280 sq.ft.,  large livingroom, kitchen, dining  area, laundry room, two blocks  to schools and shopping, $300  per month. $325 with new appliances. 886-9890. tfn  3 bdrms, wood and/or oil heat.  School Rd. $225 per month.  886-7814. #6  Deluxe penthouse apartment with  approximately 1,400 sq.ft. of  living area���blue plush carpeted  stairway leading up to a 15'/i'x  24' livingroom, blue w/w, 44'  Rosewood feature wall, wall of  stonework with hooded elec,  fireplace���swag lamps, upholstered wet bar with colonial  stools���sliding glass doors  opening onto deck featuring spiral stairway���three bedrooms,  vanity bath with large gilt mirror���open cabinet kitchen���  diningroom with crystal chandelier and mirrored planters.  Lovely drapes throughout. Stove  and fridge incl. View. Rent  $300 a month. Port Mellon  Highway and Dunham Road.  886-9352. #6  One bedroom deluxe apartment,  wall to wall carpets, drapes,  fridge, stove, heat inclusive.  Occupancy February 1 or sooner.  No children or pets. 886-7112,  daytime; 886-9138, evenings,  tfn  live/tock  LIVESTOCK HAULING  HORSESHOEING  Patrick Horvath 886-9845 eves.  DK. NICK KLE1DER IS  AVAILABLE EVERY MONDAY. PRACTICE LIMITED  TO HORSES ONLY. FOR  APPOINTMENT PLEASE  CALL: EQUINE VET CENTRE 112-530-5344 (LANGLEY)  OR DIANA STARBUCK 886-  9739 (GIBSONS).  Registered thoroughbred gelding. 12 years old. Well-trained  and gentle. $500.885-9285.      Hb  Horse Manure for Sale  886-2160  Ifn  automotive  1976 MG Midget. Good condition. Call Marcia at 886-7804 or  885-2201. $3,500. HA  lo/t  Gloves, glasses, keys, watch,  etc. See Richard's Mens Wear  lost and found box ���Sunnycrest  Shopping Centre. HA  found  One young female black and  white friendly cat. Vicinity Gower  Point Rd. 886-9411. HA  mobile home/  aSru  aMav    vaaaaaaiaa  12x55  Fridgt  Wil  24x40  Ensuite  priced  fo  197  24x60  CMHC  Bank  Coas  Box  "acro  Q\eVd'ist  cellent Condit  Del. or Pad A  hlighwood,    a  Bath.  Last  Doubles.    A  r immediate di  9 models in sto  iVe have availa  24x52; 24x48;  Homes Now A  Mortgages Av  Mobile Home  966, Sechell,  885-9979  ss from the Le  MDL00623A  2   B.R.,  washer,  on  vail.  B.R.,  of low-  valuable  1.  cknow  ble:  24x44  valuable  allable  s Md.  B.C.  gion"  tor rent  1 bedroom suite, furnished, in  Langdale. Use of washer and  dryer. $190. Non-smokers. 886-  2629. #6  Fairview Road, 2 bdrm, w.w.  carpet, kitchen appliances, inc.  dishwasher, large Ivgrm w.fireplace. $295/mo. 886-9005 eves.  #5  Waterfront, 2 bdrm furnished  cottage���Gower Pt. Rd., 5 month  lease���Feb. 1 to June 30. $200.  per mo. plus util. 112-438-3843  after6p.m. #5  Furnished two bedrooms, ground  floor, duplex. Lower Gibsons.  Close to everything. $225. Phone  Chris, 886-2277. #2  Condominium: Three bedrooms  plus family room, l'/i baths,  carpets, $300 per mo. Call  886-7628. tfn  Apartment for rent, 886-2417 or  886-9636. tin  Deluxe 4 bedroom home in Gibsons, near schools and shopping,  two fireplaces, w/w carpeting,  immaculate. $350. Phone 886-  7963. #4  Comfortable fully furnished  downstairs waterfront suite,  ideal for retired couple. Rent  $150 per month includes heat  and light. No pets. Non-smokers  preferred. 886-9859. #4  Newly decorated 2 and 3 bdrm  apts. Stove, fridge, heat and  cablevision incl. in reasonable  rent. Sorry, no pets. Close to  schools and shopping. 886-  7836. tfn  Two mobile home pads available. Contact Sunshine Coast  Trailer Parks. 886-9826. Ifn  Gibsons waterfront studio suite  for rent, semi-furnished. $135 per  mo. 886-9439. tin  Modern bachelor cottage, fully  furnished, carport, near beach,  Rbt. Creek, avail, now. $200.  886-2923. #4  Fully furnished 3 rm suite, includes kitchen utensils. Three mi.  N. of ferry. Jan. 15. $145. 886-  2923. #4  Room and Board: cosy rooms wilh  view. Homc-cookcd meals. 886-  9033. tfn  Cottages, weekly or monthly.  Housekeeping units, furnished,  T.V. Ritz Motel. 886-2401.       tin  NOW RENTING  EXECUTIVE  HOUSE APARTMENTS  OVEdOOr-INU UIBSONMIAHBOUH  37 Deluxe  1 and 2 Bedroom Suites  ��� Controlled Front Entrance  ���Coloured Appliances  ��� Cablevision  ��� Panoramic View  ��� Extra Sound-Proof Suites  ��� Drapes  ���Wall-to-Wall Carpet  RENTS from $230.00  io.��ooi��i>ho��i 886-9593   after 5 p.m.  mobile home/  C.M.H.C. Approved 14' and  Double Wide mobile homes  on sewered lots now avail-  able. 10'/;% inlerst. 25 yr.  mortgage. 5% down on total  cosl of home and lol. Down  Pint, starts as low as $1.695.  NOW ON DISPLAY  NEW UNITS  3 MONTHS  FREE RENT  with purchase  14x70Atco . 3 B.R. Extra  large L.R. Latest cook & clean  cenlre. Fully furnished and  carpeted throughout.  24x48 Atco - 2 B.R. St den  2 full bathrooms, full lap  siding. 16" eaves. 3rd gable  roof. Tastefully decorated.  Used Units:  12x68 Manco -  kilchen    with  All appliances.  Like new.  2 B.R. Front  patio doors.  Fully carpeted  24x48 Statesman - 2 B.R. &  Den. All appliances.  24x42 Colony - 3 B.R. Partially furnished.  10x50 Chickasha - 2 B.R. plus  large addition sei up on large  corner lol.  SUNSHINE COAST  MOBILE HOME PARK  1 mile W of Gibsons. Hwy 101  Open 7 DAYS A WEEK  Ph. 886-9826 mmm  Coast News, January 23,1979  11.  marine  12 ft. fiberglass runabout 6 h.p.,  good all round. 12 ft. aluminum,  1/8' all welded $500,20 hp Merc,  Steering & controls, $1,300.  Volvo 4 cylinder and leg, 16 ft.  KC goes with $800.12 volt winch,  all aluminum and stainless,  forward and reverse, auto brake,  $500. Suits anchor or truck.  Phone 886-2373. #5  14' speed boat, a real classic,  manufactured wooden hull, for  a smooth ride���45 h.p., o.b.,  electric start and shift. New Cal-  Van trailer. Must sell.$800.  886-7453. #5  18' Bell Boy Speed boat with  90 h.p. Evinrude motor and trailer. $900. 17' Citation trailer,  exc. condition. Self contained.  $2,500,886-9218. #5  Clipper speargun, brand new,  $100; Sekine ten speed (touring  bike)$300; Fender twelve-string,  vinyl case, needs new strings,  $250.886-2680. #5  Miller  Marine Electronics  886-7918  Decca Marine Radar  S&TVHF&SSB&  Universe CB  See Lome or Lee  Lower Gibsons, next to  Dogwood Cafe  IAN  MORROW  &  CO.   LTD.  Marine Surveyors, Condition and  detail surveys for Evaluation.  Surveys for insurance claims.  Phone 886-2433, 886-9458.  GARDEN BAY MARINE  SERVICES LTD.  883-2722 or evenings 883-2602  15'6" Sidewing Hourston  Glascraft   (new)   ���   $3,000;  18' Sabrecraft 140  Merc ��� $4,900; 17' K&C  Thermoglass, 115 HP Evinrude ��� $2,800 50 HP Merc  Outboard ��� $600; Detroit  Diesels ��� One 471 (in line);  3-cylinder     Nissin     dicsel.  Boat Moving  &  Covered  Winter  Storage.  Call Garden Bay  Marine Services Ltd.  883-2722 or evenings 883-2602  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  issssssssssssssa  21' Fiberform 165 HP inboard  outboard. Head, sounder.  40 channel C.B.. cassette  tapedeck. Sparc prop plus  many more extras. The moorage is paid at Smitty's until  May 1979. The boal is in  excellent condition. Owner  must sell. $7,500.886-9491.  SSSSSSjHwSSiSawK  110 Mercury Outboard Molor,  used two seasons. Excellent  condition, $425. Call evenings.  883-2424 Ifn  trovel  For All  Your  Travel  Needs  peninsula  travel  886-9755  Registered  Travel Agent  b.c.C yuhon  LIVESTOCK: Pacific Western  Polled Hereford sale. 1 P.M.  Feb. 10 at Dumont Farms, 8  mi. east of Vernong. 8 bulls and  54 bred and open heifers ���high  quality, selected cattle. Your  opportunity to acquire superior  breeding stock from popular and  proven bloodlines. For catalogues and information contact  Don Needoba, RR01, Salmon  Arm, B.C. #4  A rare story of Civil Service success  By Maryanne West  The Civil Service doesn't  often enjoy a good press.  Stories of bureaucratic foul-  ups generate the energy to  interest the media. When the  system works it isn't news.  But this success story is of  interest to some of us on the  Sunshine Coast and is also I  think an interesting illustra-  tion of how ordinary people  can get results.  Although the problem was  of some years standing, our  story begins in January 1976  when Dennis Lanthier, a  radio inspector in the Vancouver District Office of the  Department of Communications, received a letter from  then Selma Park resident  Adrian   Stott.   Adrian   com-  OPEN 4-11     Tuesday to Sunday     Closed Mondays  SMORGASBORD   FRI., SAT., SUN.  UALMOOH INN  8 miles north of Sechelt on Hwy 101        AAS.5W)   Please phone for reservations OOa'OOUU  NOTICE TO WATER USERS  ON THE REGIONAL SYSTEM  The Regional District Water System is experiencing higher than normal water consumption at this  time. We feel the situation is caused by damaged  lines in unoccupied houses and summer cottages.  We would appreciate any aid we can receive from  citizens in reporting such breaks to us so we can  shut the water off.  Thank you for your help.  G.Dixon,  Superintendent  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS  10% INTEREST CREDIT  ON CURRENT TAX PAYMENTS  made between  January 1,1979 and May 15, 1979  Interest, at the rate of 10% per annum, will be  credited to any prepayment deposit on current  (1970) taxes made between January 1 and May  15, 1979. Interest will be calculated from the  date of prepayment to June 30,1979.  Any further information may be obtained from  the Gibsons Municipal Office, 1490 South Fletcher Road, Gibsons, B.C. ��� 886-2274.  J.W.Copland,  CLERK-TREASURER  PUBLIC NOTICE  BRITISH COLUMBIA ASSESSMENT  AUTHORITY  In accordance with Section 37, Subsection 12, of  the Assessment Act, notice Is hereby given that  the Court of Revision set up to hear appeals  against the Real Property Assessment Roll for  School District #46comprising:  ���Village of Gibsons  ���Village of Sechelt  ���Rural Area of Vancouver Collection  District within School District #46  will hold Its first sitting on Monday, February  5, 1979at 9:30a.m. at the following address:  Municipal Hall,  1490 South Fletcher Road,  Gibsons, B.C.  Appellants will be notified of the date and time  of their hearings.  R.C.Winterburn,  Area Assessor  AN INVITATION  "Close your eyes for a moment to the scenes of  misery and woe, degredation and sorrow that yet  prevail on account of sin, and picture before your  mental vision the glory of the perfect earth. Not a  stain of sin mars the harmony and peace of a  perfect society; not a bitter thought, not an unkind  look or word; love, welling up from every heart,  meets a kindred response In every other heart,  and benevlolence marks every act. There sickness  shall be no more; not an ache nor a pain, nor any  evidence of decay���not even the fear of such  things. Think of all the pictures of comparative  health and beauty of human form and feature that  you have ever seen, and know that perfect humanity will be of still surpassing loveliness. The in-  wart purity and mental and moral perfection will  stamp and glorify every radiant countenance.  Such will earth's society be; and weeping bereaved ones will have their tears all wiped away  when thus they realize the resurrection work  complete." Rev. 21:4.  -THE DIVINE PLAN OF THE AGES  FREE: Lay in your summer reading supply  Archeology Proves the Bible  Evolution versus the Bible  Great Pyramid Information  The Divine Plan of the Ages  Name   Address   City Prov   Postal Zone   396 Kamloops Street, Vancouver  God's Plan, P.O. Box 66025  Station F., Vancouver, B.C.  V5N 4B0  plained about the difficulty in  receiving the C.B.C.'s AM  radio signal in the evenings  because it was often overridden by a powerful station  in Mexico operating on the  same frequency.  The complaint received  routine treatment. Adrian  was notified that the problem would be investigated  the next time an inspector  was in the Sechelt area and  details put into the appropriate file. It so happened that  it was impossible to locate  Adrian on that February visit  so the card went back into  the file. In September Adrian  wrote again asking why no  action had been taken and  after a number of phone calls  Dennis finally contacted  him in October.  The following day Dennis  phoned me and I was able to  give him further information;  that the problem was an  on-going one already well-  documented by the C.B.C.  The station, call letters  XETRA operating from Tijuana, Mexico, was in fact an  American-owned station and  the problem was that it was  failing to lower the power of  its signal at night as was  required by International  Agreement binding broadcasters in the U.S. because  Mexico was not a signatory  to that agreement. I was able  to pass on copies of letters  from the C.B.C. and from the  Executive Secretary to the  Minister of Communications  with whom I'd met earlier in  the year to discuss ways and  means of dealing with the  problem. This helped to set up  a definitive report of the problem and the action which had  been taken to date. In 1971  the C.B.C. had commissioned  an engineering study of the  radiation patterns of XETRA  during day and night-time  operations and a copy of that  report was obtained from  Hoyles Niblick Associates  Ltd. They had gone to southern California to do their  research but Dennis was able  to use contacts in the U.S.  b.c.C yuhon  EQUIPMENT FOR SALE: 1971  950 Cat Loader ���ROPS ��� Grapple $42,500. 1973 Prentice RT  600 self-propelled log loader ���  low hours $75,000.1969 Keohring  l'/i yd. excavator, cat power  $22,000.271-0343 or 687-2872. HA  EQUIPMENT FOR SALE: 1978  1 HC 4300 8V92T���430 Jimmy  Power under 100% warranty.  RTO 15 speed transmission, ten  new 16 ply radial tires with 1977  Peerless page log trailer S.I.  scales; tires 50% new brake  linings includes 2 new sets of trig  chains. Ready to go to work.  Other interests force sale.  Best offer takes. Phone 837-  2507. HA  HELP WANTED: Diesel mechanic with Cummins experience.  Shop work only. Steady employ-  ent. Resume to Boose Truck &  Diesel Ltd., 732 Carrier St.,  Kamloops, B.C. Phone 374-  6688. #4  HELP WANTED: Pipeline and  Northern Jobs. Earn up to $3000  per mo. Learn how to secure  these and other high paying  jobs. Send for further details  regarding informative Labour  Market Guide: Labour Market  Employment Service ���1, Box  7810, Station A, Edmonton,  Alta. #5  PERSONAL: What single act or  law would most benefit children  of the world? $100 for best suggestion.Year of the Child, Box  3536, Smithers, B.C. HA  PERSONAL: Quesnel school  re-union August 3���6, 1979.  All students who attended  Q.J.S.S. in and prior to 1959,  contact Carolyn Johnston, 200  Carry St., Quesnel, B.C. See  you there I #5  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES:  K.O.A.Campground showing  excellent returns, scenic location,  Trans Canada Highway. 110  sites, room to expand ��� pool,  store, recreation room. Write Box  160, Revelstoke, B.C. HA  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES:  Coquihalla opportunities, Merrill. Development property,  fast food service, rental properties. Act now before the boom!  Contact Sun Valley Realty,  Box 640, Merritt B.C. 378-  2251. #4  Federal Communications  Commission to monitor  XETRA's signal in 1976,  a report which confirmed the  Canadian findings and even  suggested the power was  being slightly increased at  night, contrary to the regulations under which XETRA  is authorized as a DA-2  operation on 690 khz to protect C.B.C.'s class IA priority  on that wavelength.  Dennis visited the Sunshine Coast in November to  make field measurements of  C.B.C.'s performance to  round out the report, which  was sent on its way through  channels to Ottawa by his  District Manager a few days  later.  In the meantime Adrian had  also written to Madame Sauve  in Ottawa in September and  the matter had been again  referred to the Director of  the Broadcasting Regulation  Branch for investigation.  Gilles Courtemanche now had  the comprehensive report  from Vancouver on his desk  in December, with all the  background information,  and lost no further time in  writing to the Mexican authorities.  It was not, of course, any  great priority for them ��� so  presumably it was filed.  Twelve months later in December of 1977 Gilles Courtemanche sent a second letter  stressing the importance of  the  matter  to  West   Coast  Canadians. This time the  Mexicans put the machinery  in gear and in April 1978  wrote Ottawa that they were  proceeding to "regularize  the  operation  of  XETRA".  The Vancouver Office used  its connections in the U.S.  to check if any changes had  been made by the Tijuana  station, but in May of last  year no change was yet noticed. In September the  Mexicans informed Ottawa  that the matter of the interference caused by station  XETRA had been corrected  and that the problems in B.C.  should have disappeared.  Vancouver has again  used its contacts to monitor  the station in California and  they have confirmed that  XETRA is now lowering their  signal at night as prescribed.  It may be that in some  weather conditions the station  can still be heard in the background ��� but the annoyance  of having the programme you  are listening to literally  drowned out by another station should now be a thing of  the past.  To Dennis and all those in  the Department of Communications and to Adrian, thank  you from C.B.C.'s Sunshine  Coast and Vancouver Island  listeners; and if Tijuana  sneaks their power back up  again ��� we know how to  activate the circuit and get  the machinery moving again.  MOREL'S  Framing &  Construction Ltd.  "SPEC  HOUSES"  specializing in  CUSTOM HOME  BUILDING & FRAMING  886-2440  If Phone 886-262P'  S3%-t  First Aid course  An Industrial First Aid  Course will start in Madeira  Park Library on January  28, Sunday, 9 a.m.���3:30  p.m., with Joan Clarkson as  the instructor. The class  advertised for Saturdays is  cancelled.  This 50-hour course is  sponsored by the Workers'  Compensation Board and the  fee is $135.  For students who already  have a valid B or A ticket a  special   four-day. upgrading  course can be arranged if  at least ten people are interested. This course could be  offered two successive weekends with 7'/i hours per day,  or any other time which is  suitable for the instructor and  the students. The fee for this  intensive course is $135.  For further information  about the course content  please call 885-5500, Joan  Clarkson, and for registration  only call 885-3512, Centre  for Continuing Education,  9a.m.���4 p.m.  ione 686-2622  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  of th. Gibsons Public Library Association to be held In th. Public  Library on January 22 at 7:30 p.m.  FAMILY ACTIVITIES  Volleyball, badminton, tumbling, plng pong, games (bring your own)  for Ihe whole lamily. Every Sunday, 2��� 4 p m Chatelech Gym.  Beginning January 21.  Sl 50 per lamily. Recreation Service 885-MaO,  SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL MEETINGS:  Every third Tuesday ol each month, Sevhelt Elementary School.  Mr. Llzee's Room. Everyone welcome.  HEAOSTARTfPRENATAL CLASSES  On January 30, and February S, 1979. For Information contact B.  Tyson, Public Health Nurse, Gibsons Health Clinic  SUNSHINE COAST POTTERY GUILD  Monthly meeting: January 22, Monday at 7:30 p.m. In the Craft  Studio, Gibsons. New potters are welcome.  OPEN INSTALLATION OF JOB'S DAUGHTERS  On January 28at 2 p.m., at the Masonic Hall.  PENDER HARBOUR LIBRARY  Membership fees are due In January and are $2.00 lor four boohs, or  $3.00 lor six books for a two-week period. This is an annual membership. HOURS: Tuesday and Thursday. 1:30���3:30 p.m.; Saturday.  1:30-4:00p.m.  DRAMA MEETING  "Horizon Theatre Company" - for all those interested In any aapect  ot live theatre. Wednesday, January 24, 6���10 p.m. Roberta Creek  Elementary Gym.  NOW RECRUITING  ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY CADETS  Wil parade Thursday, 6���6 p.m. from September to May for training  in: Search & Rescue; First Aid; Map Using; Communications; Water  Safety; Marksmanship; etc. Interested males and females aged 13  to 18 apply for further Information to; Q.Banyay 883-9012;  R Summerliold 885-2180; T Goddard 888-2858.  WESTERN WEIGHT CONTROLLERS  Meet every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Everyone welcome. For registration phone 685-9366.  ROBERTS CREEK HOSPITAL AUXILIARY  Every 2nd Monday-Roberts Creek Hospital Auxiliary, 11 a.m.  St.Aldan's Hall.  THRIFT SHOP  Every Friday, 1-3 p.m. Thrift Shop, Gibsons United Church basement.  SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL MEETING  Third Tuesday of each month, at Sechelt Elementary main building.  Mr. Lizee's room, at 7:30p.m. All Welcome.  AL-ANON MEETING  Every Thursday In Gibsons al 6:00 p.m. For Information call 688-  9569 or 886-9037. Si  ini\M/A\\U!l.{lVV////l,VilMr7A,  CACTUS CLOVER  Sunnycrest Mall  Gibson^  Ladies Sweater Vests  Tribal Blazers  Ladies Tops  Ladies Suits & Skirts  Mens Velour Tops & Sweaters  Mens Shirts  40% off  40% off  25-50% off  40% off  40% off  25% off  (cord, denim & dress pants)  Pulse, Tribal, Brittania, Wrangler, Howick, Tyme, Ray  2/1 or $17.00 per pair  In Store Specials  Mens Hockey Jackets  Mens & Ladies Outerwear  Mens & Boys Football Jerseys  Ladies Dress Pants  10% off  Big Blue ���     Classic  Denim  10% off  Levis ���   Pantomine &  Wide Leg Denim  MONTH END CLEARANCE  (limited quantities) ���WOWaWP  ������MMi  ��H  12.  Coast News, January 23,1979.  A Conservative view  The Socreds  and our money  by Vic Stephens wide school rate by  almost  The Conservative Party is two mills. That will bring the  in favour of reduced spending total   province   increase   in  and taxation by all levels of school  taxes  by  the   Social  government, but considering Credit government to more  his own record it is obvious  that Evan Wolfe's freeze on  municipal budgets is just an  attempt to delude the public.  He is trying to make it  appear that municipal councils  and schools and hospital  boards are responsible for  high property taxes. In fact,  Mr. Wolfe and his colleagues  have not defended property  owners from high taxes, they  have been the main cause of  Ihem.  I don'i doubt that there  have been municipal councils  that have overspent from time  to time, but they have to  answer to their local voters,  in most cases every year and  ai least every two years.  In general I am satisfied  that municipal government is  the most closely held accountable, and therefore the most  responsible level of any, and it  is inexcusable for a provincial government with a far  worse spending record to  pretend to be defending the  voters from their local representatives.  In a ten year period total  spending by municipalities in  B.C. has increased by 232%.  Provincial government spending in the same period has  increased by 413%.  It is also a serious mistake  to apply a province-wide rule  to areas with widely different  conditions. A five percent  limit on spending increases  may be no problem for a slow-  growing municipality, and indeed some councils already  had plans to spend less than  that, but for a municipality  with a growing population  and services to provide it is  ridiculous.  As for freezing mill rates,  in the past year it was Mr.  Wolfe's failure to understand  the devastating effect of his  "equalization" of assessments when combined with  province-wide mill rates  which has caused such suffering among homeowners in  areas where land values are  high.  The year the only announcement of a mill rate increase  has come from the provincial  government itself, which proposes to boost the province-  Pioneer  Continued from page one  District 46, but the real credit  goes to Mr. John Thomas of  Delta Cablevision Ltd. who  initiated the idea and gave our  School District personnel the  opportunity to work with his  staff and equipment in Delta  to complete the production.  Thc educational value of the  interviews as well as the experience in the production was  greatly appreciated.  The Elphinstone Student  Research Productions have  studied the content and formal and have made the following comments:  "The pioneer tapes should  be of interest to anyone living on thc coast. Students  should bc able to watch  Ihem and learn how life was  when Ihe coast was first being  settled,  There were some technical  difficulties in the centre of  Ihe video so music was used  lo solve the problems. It  would have been nice to have  seen more of the priceless  pictures of the early years  than 15 mills in just over three  years.  Limiting schools and hospitals to a five percent budget increase is another example of "do as I say, not as I  do" on the part of a government that is always preaching restraint but does not  practice it.  Mr. Wolfe's budget increases in the past two years  have averaged nine percent.  Last year his increase was  nearly twelve percent in spite  of a slight-of-hand manoeuvre  that shifted about 100 million  dollars out of his budget  and onto local school tax  bills. Had he continued to pay  the same proportion of school  costs as in former years his  spending increase would have  been about fourteen percent.  It is noteworthy that the  announcement that municipalities and hospitals must  hold budget increases to five  percent contains no commitment or suggestion that the  provincial government will  do the same.  In fact I predict that there  will be big increases in provincial spending this year to  buy votes for the coming  election.  Mime classes  ��  f  r  $$'��� :" BELLA COOLA m>  ta   *���  i��W  3*- ��� -'        11  r  IS i ' ���  my         M i  $t  \i .���:;���  [Guess Where |  a\                    .  The usual prize of $5.00 will be awarded for the correct location of the above drawn from the barrel.  Send your entries to the Coast News, Box 460, Gibsons. Last week's winner was Deri Kinsey of Box  745, Gibsons, who correctly Identified the scene at  Gower Point Road near Gospel Rock, Gibsons.  Pender Seniors  A new president, a new  secretary and some new ideas  greeted Pender Harbour Senior Citizens' Association,  Branch 80, at their first  monthly meeting of the year.  Jack Heidema conducted the  For everyone who would  like to learn the art of mime,  and practise the tumbling,  gymnastics, dance, yoga and  corporal movement techniques on which it is based,  mime classes will be given in  both Gibsons and Sechelt by  Mexican-born mime artist  Gerardo Avilla. Mime is the  art of communication without  words, and offers a whole new  language of self-expression  based on body movement and  illusion rather than sound.  Besides being fun for anyone, especially as it involves  much clowning, it is of particular benefit for anyone  involved in dance or drama,  or interested in other forms of  creative body expression. J       Golden  Gerardo   is   offering   two ^ _..  adult classes: in Gibsons Ele- L_        **'�����  mentary School, in the extra \_, Restaurant -^  activity  room  (next  to  the  library) on Tuesdays bom 7:30  until 9:00 p.m., and in Chatelech Music Room in Sechelt on  Wednesdays from 8:30 until  10:00 p.m. A children's class  is also being offered in Sechelt on Wednesdays from  7:00 until 8:15 p.m. in Chatelech Music Room, and will  involve mask work and puppetry as well as clowning,  tumbling and corporal movement.  Fees for these classes are  $20 for ten sessions for adults  and $14. for ten sessions for  children. For more information please call the Recreation Service at 885-5440.  meeting, made the usual  flubs common to new chairmen and fended off lively  badinage with resourceful  good nature. He stressed  the need to enlarge the membership and urged the branch  to make a serious effort to  attract more members. A  moment of sorrow was observed to mark the passing  of Martha Warnock and Mary  Alexander.  Entertainment for the  evening was a showing of  colour-slides by Ann CIc-  mence narrated by Sam  Lamont: this time, a record of  their cruise as guests of Mr.  and Mrs. Wertheim Aymes  aboard their sailing craft  'Meriah', a journey covering  the whole of Puget Sound.  There was also a glimpse into  the one-time kingdom on  De Courcey Island of infamous  Brother Twelve.  We will re-open Feb. 14.  Term  Deposits   up to  Port fflellon Indu/tr ie/  Gib/on/ Own Credit Union  Telephone: 886-8121 Located next door to Coast News  *  New Horizons  The opening meeting of the  Elphinstone New Horizons  for 1979 took off to a good  start on Monday, January 15.  The bridge players concentrated in silence. The crib,  whist, and BINGO enthusiasts  bedded down to their games of  numbers. The bowlers  bowled, and as usual broke  up the tranquility of the Community Hall with their whoops  and hollers. But not for long)  Hydro stepped in cutting off  all power. Small cake decoration candles soon appeared  which provided a faint glimmer of hope. But all carried  on. While the card players  strained their eyes, the bowlers bowled by instinct thus  providing a new twist for their  skills. One team actually  improved their score in the  dark.  Thc kitchen staff also  worked by guess and instinct. With no electric power  the coffee went down the drain  and everyone had to settle  for gas-powered tea. Refreshments were served in  the most subdued glimmer of  candlelight, comparable to the  most fashionable dining establishments. However all  found a place to put away  those lovely refreshments.  The guessing competiton  for the jar of peanuts also  provided problems and since  it was too dark to read the  ballots the award was delayed  until the next meeting. The  correct number of peanuts  was 248, and guesses ranged  from 72 to 625. The winner  was Mr. Jack James with 250,  and the runner-up was Mrs.  Minnie Kirkland with 240.  After the dishes were washed  and stored away, the Hall  put in shape, and the people  began to depart ��� you  guessed it ��� the power came  on. See you next week for  more excitement I  Police  news  It was a quiet week for both  the Gibsons and Sechelt detachments.  Gibsons Area  January 15: A wallet containing $20 in U.S. funds,  $85 in Canadian funds and  credit cards, was stolen from  Cozy Corners on Marine Drive  in Gibsons.  January 16: At Twin Creeks,  a Japsco pump, valued at  $109 was stolen.  Sechelt to Earls Cove  January 16: A green Maverick was reported to be knocking down rural route mail  boxes.  January 18: A 30-gallon,  green crock was reported  missing from outside the Cozy  Court Motel, in Sechelt.  Coast Industries  Behind Peninsula Transport        886-9159  Firescreens  Wrought Iron &  Aluminum Railings  General Welding  Liquid Carbonic gases* Welding Rods  CHARTYOUR  ���/COURSE FOR^^j  SPECIALS  co-op\  Co-op  Annual  Meeting  8:00 p.m.  January 25,1979  United Church Hall I  Co-op Fancy  Tomato Juice ����.<��.   65* ea  Harmonie Keta  Salmon 220 ml. 88* ea  Sunrype  Apple Juice 51/2 fi.oz.    3/59*  & sweet Orange Juice s^fi.oz. .  Co-op  Cream of Celery _ /0-M  Cream of Chicken SOUpiOfi.oz. 3/89*  Co-op Choice  Tomatoes 2sn.oz. 59* ea  Co-op  Salad Dressing32oz,1.09ea  Co-op Mild .  Cheese Slices ie��.  *1.62ea  Co-op Instant  CllOCOlate 21b. PolyBags *2.09ea  McBig Chocolate Chip & Cream Assorted  ^Cookies 1V4lb. *1.69 ea  lb.  MEAT  Government Inspected Pork  Pork Chops    ��i.79  Rib or Tenderloin Ends  Country Morning Dinner r.t.e.  HamS 2 to 3 lb. average    2*79|b  Country Morning Breakfast,  Sausages ��}��� ���1.29.b.i  Country Morning & Harmony  BaCOn Sliced Side 11b. *1.59lb.|  PRODUCE  Canada #1 B.C.Gem  Potatoes 15 ib.        99'  Canada #1  Medium Onions 29!  ��      j   u 2 lbs  Canada #1  ea  lb.  Bulk Carrots     33<  Canada #1  Anjou Pears    39*  lb.  Weston's Stoned  Wheat Thins 10 oz i  ea  9 Lives Assorted  Cat Foodet*oz.  Sunlight Liquid  Detergent 32 oz  (FROZEN FOODS)  3/79*  ���1.23  Co-op Fancy  Strawberries 21b '1.98 <  /*!*�������� ���/!������<��� Chicken & Pineapple 11 oz. a<a nn  ���!? Kln�� Sweet & Sour Shrimp 11 oz. ���1.23  Dinners      Sweet & Sour Spare Rib 11 oz. ea  Chun King Shrimp  Egg Rolls eoz 87*ea  STORE       Monday Thru Thursday    9:00���6:00  HOURS      Friday 9:00-9:00  Saturday 9:00���6:00  WE WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAYS UNTIL EASTER  Sechelt  by St.Mary's  Hospital  Lowest lease rates anywhere.   New car clear out at old prices!  WE'RE OVERSTOCKED  Any new vehicle in stock $*| 49.00 over our cost  'till January 31, 1979 only  Gibsons  at the Esso Station  D02180A&B


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