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 t/o       ^V/ik B   **   A  /"i'l'flll'I ~.       3   W.  ���"lUe Sw ihine  ,*v  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  .Da-  February 27,1979  Volume 33, Number 9  "Publicly pilloried"  Lee may sue  Regional Board  At the conclusion of the Regional Board meeting held on  Thursday, February 22, Director Charles Lee read a prepared  statement in which he declared himself prepared to sue members of the Regional Board on issues related to his recent resignation from the position of Finance Chairman.  Lee referred to a privileged letter which he circulated to his  fellow Directors on January 25 expressing strong concern about  the suggestion that the Regional Board supplement the federal  government's Works Grants for the Fitness and Recreation  Service and the provincial government's stipend to the Provincial Emergency Programme Co-ordinator, Art MePhee.  At the February 22 Regional Board meeting, Lee said that a  conference had been called January 30 by the Regional Board  Chairman, Ed Nicholson, which excluded himself, "the most  immediately concerned director".  Lee said that his honesty had been called into question at  an open meeting. In his prepared statement he said, "Director  Lee was publicly pilloried and voted out of the Finance Chair.''  "I suggest you consult counsel ��� and not at the Board's  expense," said Lee. "Matters will not be left where they are."  The Director for Area C told his fellow Directors that he had  consulted with his lawyers, the firm of Braywood and Nuttall  and with the Honourable Mr. Angelo Branca who had agreed  to act as advisory counsel. "My advice is that there are three  courses of action open to me," said Lee. "I can accept restitution deemed suitable; I can have the matter placed on the  calendar for the Supreme Court; or I can have the matter referred to the Minister of Municipal Affairs who is already reviewing the role of Regional Boards.''  Lee suggested that the Directors contact him within seven  days. "I do not intend that my character shall be assailed and  intend to proceed one way or another.''  Contacted by the Coast News, Chairman Ed Nicholson said  that he continued to have respect for Director Lee's ability and  integrity, as he does for every other member of the Board.  "It is to be expected that we will have differences of opinion,"  said Nicholson, "but it is to be hoped that these will not lessen  the mutual respect that Board members must continue to show  for each other."  Nicholson pointed out that Lee's resignation had not been  sought by the Regional Directors on grounds of integrity or  ability. It had in fact followed avote of confidence in the chair  during which Lee recorded a negative vote. "When the Regional Directors in turn voted non-confidence in the Finance Chairman I had ho alternative but to ask for his resignation," Nicholson said.  5,000 being cast  Anniversary coins  By George Cooper  Janice Edmonds took this picture last Friday as the old hardware store at the head  of the Wharf came down, the old giving way...  Gibsons' Golden Anniversary will be commemorated with a  silver trade dollar. Clerk-Treasurer Jack Copland told the  Coast News that 5,000 souvenir coins are being cast for distribution this spring. "If present indications continue," said Copland, "there could be enough demand to call for a second 5,000  which could actually bring a little profit to the Village as the  main costs like making the die will be covered in the sale of the  first 5,000." The Mayor's proclamation read officially at the  February 20 meeting calls for 1979 to be celebrated as Gibsons'  Golden Anniversary. A taxpayer has already suggested that a  commemorative project very suitable to the occasion is a collection of pioneer reminiscences and anecdotes put up in a Gibsons  and District golden book ��� a supplement to Les Peterson's  The Gibsons Story.  Besides Golden Anniversary activities and our much anticipated and popular Sea Cavalcade, Gibsons may have a Canada  Week programme as well, if the pep talk by a representative  of the Canada Week Committee to Council has some effect. A  limited number of grants are available to communities who plan  Canada Week programmes and match the grants in goods or  services. The programmes are to be birthday parties with the  theme, "What it is to be Canadian". The Canada Week Committee representative, Mrs. Somerton, suggested a long list of  likely activities, one of which was an exchange of greetings and  gifts with a village in Newfoundland. Pupils, with the co-operation of their schools, might be encouraged to find pen pals in  the Newfoundland village. Mrs. Somerton told Council that the  Committee could supply posters, small flags and lapel pins for  Canada Week celebrations, June 25 to July 1.  ...to the new. This is an artist's conception of the manVvj pub-whteh Is to be  In its place.  A proposed increase in the  local contribution to the annual honorarium for the PEP  co-ordinator was reported to  Council by Clerk Jack Copland. "The Ministry of Environment pays $3,600 to  the co-ordinator and the Regional District proposes an  additional $1,000 be paid by  local governments. This increase for 1979 is quite a  jump from the little over  $200 paid altogether by the  three municipalities last  year," reported Copland,  ���"ff this Increase is made as  proposed,"  he  added,   "it  would seem only equitable for  Sechelt, Gibsons and the  Regional District to share on a  per capita base, rather than  the percentages used in  1978." The responsibilities of  the PEP co-ordinator have increased with the recent addition of oil spill clean-up and  the co-ordination of whatever  equipment is locally available. PEP will soon have a  Zodiac inflatable and trailer  for local use in marine rescue. Art MePhee, our Pep  co-ordinator, said that the  Coast Guard Boating Safety  Officer, Wayne Hartrick, will  visit the Sunshine Coast on  March 5, 6 and 7 to give illustrated talks to interested  groups. On the 5th hc will be  in Sechelt, the 6th in the Pender Harbour area, and the 7th  in Gibsons, where he is already scheduled to address  the Sea Cadets in one meeting and the Wildlife Club in  another.  A petition with 607 signatures for a sidewalk on North  Road was presented to Council by Mrs. K.Fournier' and  several residents of the area.  Alderman Marshall said, "We  can only up-grade Gibsons  section of North Road with  assistance from the Highways  Ministry, since it is classed as  a secondary highway. We'll  do all we can to get this done  keeping in mind that there are  demands for sidewalks in  other parts of the Village.''  Gleanings from Council  correspondence and committee reports:  A letter from Elphinstone  Secondary announcing,  "it is an honour to be chosed  (sic)" as host for the Senior  Girls Provincial A Basketball tournament February 28  to March 3.  Re-zoning fee is now $100.  The Village staff is directed  to prepare a draft consent  form for granting littoral  rights preparatory to the  construction ofa beach promenade for pedestrians.  By-law No. 330 sets the annual indemnity to Council  members at $1,878 for each  alderman and $3,207 for the  mayor.  Building moratorium protested  Alternate Regional Director  Hayden Killam was spokesman for a concerned group  which attended the Thursday,  February 22 meeting of the  Regional Board to oppose the  recommended moratorium on  building permits in the West  Sechelt area this summer because of an unavoidable water  shortage in the area.  The shortage of water is  occasioned by the fact that the  proposed utilities corridor has  been delayed again by negotiations between the Sechelt  Indian Band and the provincial government.  In opposing the recommendation, Killam quoted several  construction industry people  who said they would be forced  Creek brief  accepted  A brief presented on behalf  of the Roberts Creek Community Association and the  Roberts Creek Elementary  School Parents Association by  Dennis Fitzgerald to the Regional Board supporting the  utilization of $70,000 of Joint  Use of Schools Funds for a  facility for the Roberts Creek  School received unanimous  support at the Board meeting  held on Thursday, February  22.  In speaking to the brief,  Fitzgerald stressed the  amount and quality of support  that the brief had received.  "Five years ago we all know  that Roberts Creek had a  divided community. The support indicates how we have  progressed as a community  in the last five years."  Area Director moved that  the recommendation made on  November 29 be accepted.  In seconding the motion,  Director David Hunter of Area  F said "I think they should be  commended for their  efforts."  out of business by the proposed moratorium. "A moratorium on building permits  will mean higher taxes,"  Killam quoted Art Angell as  saying.  Director for the area, Ed  Nicholson, also said that he  had heard from several  residents of the area that a  moratorium would inflict  hardship on developers and  individual house builders in  his area.  Band Councillor Gilbert  Joe of the Sechelt Indian Band  reviewed the history of the  utility corridor proposal and  gave the directors an update  on the project. "Upon consideration we decided that the  proposed land swap with the  provincial government to  facilitate the corridor was not  acceptable." Joe said that the  Band was seeking a perpetual  easement.  "A perpetual easement  concept has been in effect  elsewhere,   said  Joe.   "The  procedures are well established and have been researched by the Auditor  General's department."  Director Harry Almond  moved that the recommendation to impose the moratorium  will be tabled while a concerted effort was made to  convey the urgency of the  situation to Victoria.  Youth program  deadline  Lesley Hesford, representing   the   Provincial   Youth  The R.C.M.P. Mumps tried desperately to pull  their exhibition hockey game against the Trail Bay  Maulers out of the fire last Saturday night. Near the  snd of the game they handcuffed the Mauler Goalie  to the fence behind the goal. See story inside.  Employment Programme,  visited the Sunshine Coast  last week to lay the ground  work for this year's project.  To be eligible for funding,  a business must have been  operating in B.C. for at least  one year prior to March of this  year. A maximum of five  people can be hired by any  one business. The length of  employment must be at least  forty consecutive working  days and not more than  eighty-nine days, from May  1 to August 31.  The Ministry will share  wage costs up to a maximum  of $2,50 per hour.  Funding for this programme  is through the Provincial  Government. The aim is to  train those soon to be entering the work force, through  personal involvement. The  deadline for business applications la March 12. Application forms are available at the  Municipal and Regional Offices, libraries, the Health  Centre, Bank of Montreal,  Royal Bank and the Chambers of Commerce.  For further information,  contact Ingrid Fischer,  Lower Mainland Regional  Office, 4946 Canada Way,  Burnaby, B.C. V5G 4J6. The  telephone number is 291-  2901.  It's spring folks, almost. At least these crocuses by  the Gibsons Museum seem to think so.  Clerk's increase  At the Council meeting in  Sechelt on February 21,  Alderman Jorgensen made a  request that the Village  Clerk's salary be increased  a further 9'A % over and above  the regular increase. It was  pointed out that when Mr.  Wood took over the position  as Clerk, his duties included'  two evening meetings. This  has now increased to six or  seven. Members of Council  felt that this was a valid request and consented. In a  further request Jorgensen  asked that in the event of  Council members having to  attend daytime meetings of  over one hour, and consequently having to leave their  regular employment, allowances should be made for  reimbursement. He suggested  $30 per meeting. Other members of Council decided to  take it. under advisement and  discuss it at the next meeting.  Alderman MacDonald ad  vised Council that the Provincial Emergency Programme (PEP) had been  advised by the Minister of the  Environment that oil spill  equipment be kept on hand.  The cost of this would be approximately $5,000. MacDonald said that he would  look into a cost sharing programme with the Regional  Board and the Village of  Gibsons.  In a conversation with the  PEP co-ordinator Art MePhee it was noted that the  reimbursement' was available for any materials used.  However, it was the experience of one community that  the payment could take up to  two years. In light of this it  was felt that the best way to  handle it would be to make the  governing body who used the  materials responsible for its  replacement.  Anniversary  Proclamation  WHEREAS Sunday, March 4, 1979 win mark the occasion of  50 years aa an Incorporated municipality for the Village of  GIBSONS)  AND WHEREAS the Municipal Council of GIBSONS recognize  that the past one-half century has witnessed an uncountable  number of citizens contribute to the betterment and enrichment of our Community |  AND WHEREAS the Municipal Council ol GIBSONS wbh all  of oar residents to Join together In celebration to commemorate  the efforts and achievements of the Village's citizenry In making  Glbaona the finest little town anywhere)  NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the calendar year  1979 be recognised by all groans, associations and Individuals  aa a hallmark year for oar Village and henceforth 1979 be known  and celebrated aa GIBSONS' GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY.  L.B.(Lome) Blain,  MAYOR  School elections  Polling will be held between SKN) a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on  Saturday, March 3, for the vacancy on Ihe School Baud of  School District #46. Polling booths will be set up for the convenience of the voting public hi Davb Bay Elementary School,  In Roberta Creek Elementary School, In Elphinstone Secondary  School, In Langdale Elementary School and In the Bowen Island  School.  Three candidates are contesting the vacancy: Peter Bandi  of Davis Bay) Brace PuchabU of Roberta Creek) and Brian  Stelck of Secret Cove. A fourth candleate, Mn. Amelia Crelgan  of Sechelt, had her candidature disallowed because she waa not  registered on the voter's list.  Beard growing  The Gibsons Sea Cavalcade Committee last week declared  April to August 1979 as the time span of Gibsons' first and  possibly last Annual Beard Growing Contest. Their proclamation states that "every male whether he resides, visits, or just  passes through the Village of Gibsons is required to grow a  beard." Highly trained judges will from time to time be prepared to (on the spot) hold court and will try any smooth-faced  man. If found guilty the defendant will be faced with the following: 1. A mild to stiff fine (donation); 2. Time in the stocks ���  plan being to have the stocks installed in a truck box with the  victim driven around town; 3. Hard labour in the Sea Cavalcade.  For those who refuse to get into the spirit of things, including  those who can't grow a presentable beard, there will be special  "buttons" available for a small fee (donation). All holders of  buttons shall be immunized against prosecution by the court.  Prizes to be offered in various categories will be announced at a  later date.  Sponsor Wally Venechuk assured Council that there would  be no violence used in enforcing the rules.  Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday Coast News, February 27,1979.  m  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Thursday  by Glassford Press Ltd. Phone 886-2622  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1VO or 886-7817  John Burnside ���  Editor  Ian Corrance ���  Photographer/Reporter  M.M.Joe ���  Ollice Manager  Dennis Fitzgerald ���  Advertising Manager  Nirmal Sidhu ���  Salesman  Cynthia Christensen ���  Copysetting  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Distributed Free to ell addresses on the Sunshine Coast  British Columbia: $15.00 per year; $10.00 for six months  Canada, except B.C.: $16.00 per year  United States and Foreign: $20.00 per year  Happy Birthday Gibsons  A Fiftieth Anniversary is surely a time  for reflection, for looking backwards and  even more so for looking forwards when  lhal Fiftieth Anniversary is the anniversary of a town. Fifty years is not a  long time as towns go. People still living had grown to adulthood in Gibsons  before it was incorporated on March 4,  1929. Wiljo Wiren who was kind enough  to grant us an interview for our anniversary tribute to Gibsons can remember  when much that we now know as the  Village of Gibsons was uncleared forest.  Gibsons, then, is a very young community just one step removed from the  primeval forest, it is akin to an adolescent  who grows with feet too large and clumsy  protruding too far below the bottoms of  trousers and hands well beyond the cuff's  edge. On the occasion of this anniversary  il may bc well to remind ourselves that  historically the town is young and experiencing the growing pains of the  young,  In our anniversary supplement we have  tried, as well as space and time would  permit, to look backwards with affection but without regret. We have also  looked at the very recent past through the  eyes and the words of the young students  who lived among us during the recent  Canada World Youth Programme which  saw young Canadians and Indonesians  living and working here. We have included in thc salute to Gibsons some letters  from Indonesia from ypung people who,  while learning to appreciate such a place  as Gibsons, are also learning that the  world is wide and the ways of people  differ greatly. It is something most of us  are still learning, having come from \  many _parts of the world many of us,  and learning to live together not entirely  unlike the manner in which the Indonesian and Canadian students who were  here, are learning to live together.  And finally we have tried to look forward through the eyes of the young.  The students from the U.B.C. Architecture Department before they came here  wrote impressions of the place based  on their own intelligent imaginings  supplemented by a half-hour talk by this  editor and their perusal of one copy each  of a Coast News from last year. We  include these in our anniversary salute  also, not because they are a definitive  treatment of Gibsons and its problems,  nor are they in-depth studies. Those will  come later when the university students  have had time to assimilate and collect  their impressions from their recent  visit. They are, however, fresh impressions, fresh eyes and we felt it was worthwhile to share them with you in even this  preliminary form. Not that they can  teach us anything about this town that we  know and which they did not, but rather  as when you walk with a young child and  its alert curiosity reveals old splendours  with a new delight. They are coming  with fresh eyes and they are looking at  our village as it is at the moment and as it  may become.  And somehow in this birthday compendium for Gibsons which we include  with this week's paper we hope to combine those things which we believe are of  value in the life of a community. We will  acknowledge with respect and appreciation what has been. Pay tribute always in  our hearts to those who came before and  cleared the land and built the roads and  made our lives easier than theirs was.  Bear always in mind, also, that a community is living together and we do so  with different ways and sometimes  different values but hopefully with tolerance and a mutual respect. And finally  we must live with an eye to the future and  its possibilities and dedicate ourselves  to do what we can to make those possibilities the best that can be.  Change is a law of life and Gibsons  on its Fiftieth Anniversary stands on  the brink of change. May we encompass it with a respect for our past, a  shared tolerance in the future, and  energy and hope in the future. That we  should do so will be to the benefit of all  of us who live here.  Happy Birthday, Gibsons Landing.  .. .from trie files of Coast Mom  5 YEARS AGO  Gibsons and Roberts Creek Volunteer Fire Department drew praise  for their efforts to contain the fire  which broke out at 2:30 a.m. in the  now-destroyed Harvey Department  Store in Lower Gibsons. Heroic  efforts by the firemen kept the blaze  from destroying other buildings beside it. The Fire Marshal and the  R.C.M.P. are Investigating the fire.  Interest has been shown over an  8x10' ladder reported in close vicinity to the fire.  A packed Sechelt Legion Hall  greeted a Hawaiian troupe's Sunday  concert arranged by Gilbert and  Yvonne Joe following their recent  trip to Hawaii.  A shoreline project calling for replacement of the pool hall In Gibsons  with a new building which would  house restaurants and dining halls  at three levels is proposed. Eventually the plans call for a marina for water  traffic and provision for land traffic.  10YEARS AGO  Gibsons Council asks Jack Davis,  MP, to help It to obtain a lease on  the Government Wharf.  The Regional District board passes  a by-law to raise $1,500,000 for a  water system which would include the  Village of Sechelt.  Telephones operated through the  Gibsons system are expected to  double from 458 to 900 over the next  four years.  15 YEARS AGO  An area meeting to discuss the  garbage situation explored what  could be done under the Local Services Act.  A good selection of cleared Gibsons  lots have been put on the market at  $1,100 per lot.  Gibsons Chamber of Commerce  supports B.C.Tel's plan for no-toll  charges between Port Mellon and  Sechelt.  20 YEARS AGO  A brief to the Chant Royal Commission by a local committee asks for  inclusion of grades seven and eight In  elementary schools.  Wesley B.Hodgson was elected  chairman of Gibsons and District  Ratepayers Association.  The 1958 enrolment of pupils at  schools In this School District totalled  1,421.  Sechelt's Fire Chief Is hopping mad  because someone stole gasoline out of  the town fire truck.  25YEARSAGO  Gibsons officials urge that Pratt  and Gower Point Roads be made an  arterial highway to relieve traffic at  School Road Corner.  Seven miles of rock work delays  completion of the highway to Earls  Cove.  Eight persons sat down to an OES  dinner for a visit of Grand Chapter official Mrs. Minnie Powell,  WGN.  30YEARSAGO  A new post office Is sought by the  Gibsons Board of Trade.  Pender Harbour Community Club  is building Its own hall and Is seeking  lumber donations.  Principal Stan Trueman reveals  plans for building a junior-senior  highschool In Gibsons.  The Howe Sound Women's Institute celebrates its 23rd birthday.  Andy Paul, president of the Native  Brotherhood, goes to Ottawa to seek  a revision of the Indian Act more  favourable to Indians.  GEORGE WILLIAM GIBSON OF GIBSONS LANDING  George William Gibson, the founder of Gibsons, B.C., was born at Lincoln, England, 31st January 1829. He entered the Royal Navy. He married Miss Augusta  Charlotte Purdee at Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A. They arrived at Victoria via San  Francisco in 1885. After some time at Nanaimo and elsewhere, he built at Nanaimo  and with his own hands, a flat-bottomed sail boat and sailed away in search of land  on which to settle. On the 24th May, 1886, together with his sons George and  Ralph, he drove a stake Into the earth and pre-empted District Lot 686. His son  George pre-empted District Lot 685 and Ralph chose Pasley Island, D.L. 687.  Mr. Gibson worked at the Hastings Sawmill, witnessed the burning of Vancouver,  13th June, 1886, and towed all the lumber for his home at Gibsons by rowboat from  Vancouver, a few boards at a time, leaving Vancouver Saturday afternoon and  returning Sunday. He became a postmaster at a time when Gibsons Landing Post  Office was the only post Office In all Howe Sound. He was a magistrate. He died  July 11,.1913, aged 85and rests in the Gibsons United Church Cemetery. Mrs.  Gibson pre-deceased him, 14th May, 1910. They were blessed with two sons and  six daughters. The name Gibson's Landing was changed to Gibsons In 1947.  Photograph presented to the City Archives November 1952 by Harry B.Winn,  Gibsons.  Musings  John Burnside  Every once in a while it is  refreshing to take leave of the  day to day realities. Sometimes the pressures, concerns,  needs and confusions of the  present crowd in upon one and  since instant solutions are  rarely to be found for anything there can be much of  value in simply, turning away  from it all and taking some  time off.  The means of doing this are  as varied as people. For some  it is a physical trip to another  place and for some it is a  cerebral trip to another place.  For myself, I have found it  refreshing to visit through the  media of print and imagination other times and places  in human history.  My latest excursion was  prompted by the marvellous  TV scries I, Claudius which  captured beautifully the intrigue of the Imperial Family  of Rome in the first century  A.D. As is customary with TV  drama from Britain, the series  was beautifully done. The  level of script-writing and  acting performances was  uniformly superb and the  entire series was enthralling  and magnificent.  So it was that I determined  to read the books by Robert  Graves which gave it birth  and on a recent visit to Vancouver I renewed my membership to the Public Library  there, took out the first volume and prepared to immerse  myself in ancient Rome. I  had, of course, heard of thc  books for many years but neglected to read them till the  TV series fired my curiosity.  I have been far from disappointed.  There they all are, that incredible  cast of characters:  the successive emperors  Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, and the remarkable  Claudius whose historian's  pen captured them for us  originally. There, too, are the  women of Imperial Rome:  Agrippa, Antonia, and above  all Livia who for fifty years  was the power behind two  successive emperors, ensuring  her position by the most  Machiavellian of means including successive poisonings  of all who threatened or  seemed to threaten the preeminence of her family.  Claudius himself, lame and  deaf and an incurable stutterer, dismissed as a simpleton and a fool through most of  his adult life, is the most  remarkable of all. He warns us  in Graves' book that the picture that hc draws is of the  rotten centre of thc Imperial  apple. On the surface the Empire during his time remained  well-governed for the most  part and it was only from his  viewpoint at the rotten core of  the Imperial Family that the  downfall of the Empire, still  three centuries away, could be  seen to be clearly foreshadowed.  The irony of Claudius'  position was that he himself  was a Republican who did not  believe in kingship. He hearkened back to the strong and  simple days when Rome was  gathering her strength. That  strength was based on a kinship of free men and on ideals  of honour and service. As the  generally despised and ignored member of the Imperial  Family he was in a position to  chronicle the corruption at  the head of the Empire and  was convinced that such corruption was inevitable when  .Slings & Arrows ��*  George Matthews  Once every four or five  years Canadians are asked to  elect a new federal government which is, in itself, a very  fine thing. Along with these  democratic exercises howe<rer,  the Canadian people are exposed to one of the most uncharacteristic and disgraceful scams imaginable, the pretense of patriotism. Why is it  that our federal politicians,  who are supposed to know us  so well, insist, during election  campaigns only, on portraying us as one nation, indivisible, marching shoulder to  shoulder in common brotherhood toward future greatness?  Surely they don't really believe in such hogwash.  Personally I'm rather proud  of the fact that I don't feel  obliged to stand, remove my  hat, clutch my breast, look  skyward and sing lustily  every time the flag is trotted  out. I'm just as proud of being  Canadian as the next person.  I'm proud of our accomplishments, of our role in the  world, of the contributions of  our soldiers who fought  tyranny. But when some  politician in Ontario tells me  that it is my patriotic duty to  worship some abstract ideal of  nationalism, I know I'm being  conned.  Canada didn't come about  in quite the same way as other  nations and herein lies the  secret of how we have been  able to avoid the pitfalls of  excessive nationalism. Most  nations are formed, created,  from within; from the crystal-  izing of a spirit of being  different, unique or special.  This uniqueness may stem  from a common language,  culture, racial origin, religion  or simply a common experience. Usually, when these  unique qualities are threatened, the society is driven  together, individual differences are ignored and the ideal  of "the nation" emerges. If  the society is large enough  and strong enough a territory  can be claimed and a state  can be established to house  the nation. The history of  common experience and the  knowledge of being different  maintain Vie spirit of nationalism.  Canada, on the other hand,  was established from the out-  the ruler was invested with  absolute temporal power. He  accepted the position of  emperor only when, as last  surviving member of the  Imperial Family, he had to do  so or lose his life at the hands  of the Imperial Guard who saw  their privileged positions  about to vanish without an  emperor to justify them.  And so, by accidental irony,  a man more interested in  recording history than making  it was placed at the head of  the greatest empire in the  world ensuring us, generations later, a privileged position at the court of Ancient  Rome.  It is fascinating stuff, presented to us in graceful and  believable prose. Few characters in literature are as universally sympathetic as poor  Claudius whose physical  handicaps obscured a mind as  shrewd and a spirit as noble  as any in history.  Finally, when we return  from such an excursion  through time, though the  motive that took us there may  have been escapist, we return  with something more than we  set out in search of, for these  are recognizable beings of  the same clay as ourselves.  There has been a tendency in  Western man, fueled by the  awesome power that the  Industrial and Technological  Revolutions have released,  to see himself as superior to  the creatures of another age.  In point of fact their primary concerns are the same.  There is a struggle to gain  ascendancy and when it is  gained, to maintain it. The  questions of power, how it  should be gained, and how  applied, are the same whether  side. It was s rather large  piece of real estate that was  left over after other people  had established their nations.  It did not explode from  within, ignited by a spirit of  nationalistic fervor; it just was  and into this vacuum came  millions of people who were  more interested in a good  place to live than in becoming  a part of a nation. So, here we  are, some two or three hundred years later, twenty-six  million individuals, no better  or worse than most other people in the world but at least  having avoided the intolerance  and stupidity of nationalism.  Now, in an election year, we  are going to be obliged to  stand around dumbly and  observe the obscene spectacle of a pack of politicians  telling us how we must all  work together to forge a national goal, a national will and  a national identity. The most  redeeming feature of the Canadian electorate however is  the fact that while they will  mutely tolerate this nonsense  during an election, they will  always go back to believing  what they did before, once the  election is over.  The fact is that we do have a  national identity, and if the  politicians would only stop  searching the heavens for  some mystical sign of its  existence they might be able  to see that they have been  standing on top of it all  along. Our national identity  lies just as much in what we  don't do as in what we do. We  don't much like displays of  nationalistic enthusiasm.  We don't much care for  maudlin references to our  heritage. We don't like people  to tell us what to do or how we  should act.  Canadians can define themselves just as well by knowing  what they are not as by what  they are. We are not British,  nor French, nor American,  nor are we quite like anyone  else in the family of nations.  As for me, that's quite good  enough and when that horde  of federal politicians comes  stumping around later this  year wearing maple leafs and  working like beavers to convince me that, once it's over,  I won't have to see him for  another five years.  Eclipse  Before Iron tools, long before bibles,  before the cum-se-wa came,  on that fear-tilled noon  when the sun went behind a cloudless sky  and darkness covered the world,  Glesala, supreme among shamen,  wearing his dancing blanket  rattling his rattle  chanting and dancing on the beach  belore Ihe village totem poles  did by Ihe power ot his magic  bring back the sun Irom behind the sky  and return light to the world.  There Is dltlerent magic in the Inlet now  and somewhere a dlfterent shaman.  His smelter dominates the river flat  where women with their digging sticks sought lood.  His ships ride where hlgh-prowed canoes once rode.  His town has tratllc lights and flashing signs that  startle owls.  Its effluent festoons the river's overhanging willows  with shreds of sodden toilet tissue.  His  weekend  hunters  roam   ancestral  hunting  grounds  hunting more tor killings than lor meat.  In the village, TV aerials surmount  the lew remaining totem poles.  The cum-se-wa's totem Is Snake-rlslng-to-strlke  from behind two black and upright bars.  It Is Ihe universal totem.  Killer Whale, Raven, Thunderblrd  lose face before It.  by Hubert Evans From the Book 'Endings',  Published by Harbour Publishing Co,  Pender Harbour, B.C.  it be Ancient Rome or the modern world. The temptations  of power are the same, the  corruption that comes to those  who wield it are identical and  from our time trip we return  not cheered exactly, but somehow comforted in the fact that  though our path in the modern world may be fraught with  difficulty, danger and disappointment, so it has always  been. We are creatures of  energy and ambition, of great  ability and great corruption.  Our genius for government  and organization is and has  always been matched with an  equal genius for chaos and  destruction.  Cold comfort, to be sure,  but perhaps it may provide us  with a certain stoicism in the  face of the difficulties and the  trials of the day. To know that  others in other times have  known the whole gamut  of human experience in full  measure may help us to turn  towards the dilemmas of our  own day with less self-importance and self-pity than might  otherwise be the case.  mmamammmtmt Letters to the Editor EiPwe  Coast News, February 27,1979  Sechelt Arena president reeigne  Editor:  In light of repeated recommendations by Sechelt Council members and Regional  Directors that new blood is  required in the Arena Association, I feel obligated to make  room for that new blood by  resigning as its President.  I believed in the facility.  I thought it was an asset to  the whole peninsula. The way  the Arena has been attacked,  ignored, maligned, for whatever political, personal, parochial, petty reasons, it appears  on the surface at least, that  the Arena is a monumental  DEFICIT to the community  and should be dismantled and  sold for scrap. I hope for the  sake of over two hundred  debenture buyers this supposition is wrong.  Along with my resignation,  I would like to donate my  debenture to the Lessor of  the Arena, the Village of  Sechelt, because I do not want  to jeopardize the future of the  Arena any further by the fact  that I invested my PRIVATE  funds to help get it built.  I thank the Board of Directors of the Arena Association  for their patience and assistance.  Brian Loewen  Idle thonghte of oeceeeity  Editor:  Having been abjured by  the doctor to do no physical  exertion until March 11  owing to aberrations of the  heart (which I always thought  I wore on my sleeve, but it  appears to be in the region  of the chest), what to do now  to pass the time? Oh happy  thoughtl Write a letter to the  long suffering editor.  In the long ago days of  daily newspapers we used to  be in a constant state of  stirupedness caused by  political vendettas. We are  inclined to think sometimes  that it might be a good thing  to establish either socialism or  semi-socialism or free enterprise for a fairly long period  of time thus letting up on the  political guerilla warfare. But  would that stop it?  Commies solve the problem  by exiling or liquidating the  opposition. We have cold  areas in the north suitable  for Gulag Archipelagos.  But the thought of Messrs.  Barrett, Bennett, Trudeau or  Vander Zalm being frogmarched in chains across the  tundra to the Gulag Archi  pelago is repulsive. Better to  go on vendetta-ing.  Governments pride themselves on the amount of laws  they pass before the Gallop  Poll tells them their chances of  winning an election are good.  Is all this legislation necessary? We might be breaking  laws every day, not knowing  what they all are.  How about an election every  fifteen years thus avoiding the  vote catchers?  John S.Browning,  RRrfl. Sechelt.B.C.  Egmont Community Club forming  Dear Members/Friends and  Neighbours:  The Egmont Community  Club has a new Board of Executives for 1979. We're out to  generate community participation and to up our membership. We need your support to  put on fun and interesting  events to raise money to keep  floating. Last year was quite  successful in the following  ways: we held a dance, box  social, three smorgasborgs,  and various teas, bake sales,  bazaars and a rummage.  We sponsored sports day,  the Hallowe'en party, and the  Christmas concert.  Long-needed hall improvements are a big issue these  days. Last year we renovated  a storage room for the tables  Indoneeian  Dear Folks in Gibsons:  Howdy. How's it goin'?  Hope you are all fine and  enjoy your winter. Actually I  was too sad leaving Gibsons  even though I had lived there  for ten weeks and I had  learned much about Canadian  culture and education, but I  had to leave 'cause we were  gonna have another three  months programme in Indonesia. The people in Gibsons  are friendly and easy to make  friends with. I enjoyed staying  in this town and worked at the  Municipal Hall with Mr.  Copland and friends.  There might be some of you  who know me, and we made  friends. I'd like to appreciate  all your kindness, hope this  friendship will last forever. I  wish you the best of luck in  whatever you do and hope  some time we will meet again.  Love, Alvis,  Canada World Youth  Participant  Address:JLN:KH.A.DAHLAN  No. 96,  BANDA ACEH-INDONESIA  and chairs and installed a  beverage bar separate from  the kitchen. Auxiliary electric heat was installed and the  formation of the very popular  Egmont Thrift Store was seen.  Please realize we also paid a  $900 insurance bill (which  we can't seem to get any  cheaper) and showed over  $800 net profit.  This year we have even  more ambitious aspirations  for improvements. We want to  renovate the hall's plumbing  (it's a mess) and rebuild the  men's and ladies' washrooms  including a powder room for  the ladies. We would like to  install    electric    baseboard  heaters in the washrooms and  put new florescent lighting  picnic grounds. We need your  help, support and membership to be successful. To join  please contact any Board  member or Billy Griffith, our  Secretary-Treasurer.  List of Executive: Ian  Vaughan, Pres.; Ron Fearn,  Vice Pres.; Len Silvey; Iris  Griffith; Jackie Laloge;  Jon Van Arsdell; Billy Griffith, Secretary-Tres.  March 14, St.Patrick's  Tea, 2:00 p.m., at the hall.  Volleyball weekly.  Egmont Community Club,  Egmont, B.C.  Oldtimers sought  In connection with the Fiftieth Anniversary, the Gibsons  Council b compiling a list of those residents who were bom or  living In Gibsons on or before March 4,1929 and who are currently residing In the ares.  If yon know of any Individual whose name should appear on  this list please phone the Municipal Hall, 886-2274.  MCTFRE8uF  ���I JUi ��* WUM  "RETSEL"  IW&rTQ*tAfb��BS   m^ir-i=fmBt..Zmr  886-2936  Gibsons Harbour  Does your monthly heat  hill leave you com?  If opening your heat bill gives you the chills, maybe it's  lime lo investigate another way of heating.  In fact, there's one healing fuel that's inexpensive and in  plentiful supply.  Wood.  Which brings us lo lhc Fisher Slove. Il bums wood so  efficiently il can Irim 50ft or more off your heating bill.  You see. a Fisher Slove is made from heavy plate steel  that's carefully welded to make sure it's virtually airtight.  (Gaps in the seams could suck in air and waste fuel.) It has  patented spin draft controls so you  can easily regulate thc amount of  heal it puis out. And ils unique Iwo-  step design gives u Fisher Iwo  cooking surfaces with two different temperatures.  So whether you want lo heat a  single room or an entire house, look  into a Fisher. And help make heat    '  bills a whole lol easier to live wilh.  An idea  Canada b warming up lo.  J&C  ELECTRONICS  Radio /haek  authorized Sales Centre  885-2568  Cowrie St., Sechelt, B.C. Box 1208  news  Spirit is definitely lacking at  Elphie. School spirit can be  defined as activities the entire  student body can participate  in.  When asked what "they"  did in school, here are a few  of the activities of the grades  of '58 to '60: sock-hops,  pep rallies, Sadie Hawkins  Day, Backwards Day, Half-  and-half Day, school dances,  newspaper clubs, Red Cross  clubs, and overseas correspondence with other schools.  Also, student council was ���  strong influence snd worked  for the students. The older  grads thought these clubs and  activities allowed all students  to participate.  When asked about school  activities this year, students of  Elphie said there were very  few (Red Cross, Photo, Yearbook, Sports Council and  Drama clubs), and that there  was a very weak Student  Council. In fact, the general  answer was that Student  Council only sponsored  dances.  Council has tried activities,  but has received a limited  turn-out every time. Last  year's Sadie Hawkins had  less than ten percent involvement.  It's hard to sponsor lunch  hour or day activities if no  one wants to participate. The  Drama club had the same  problem. It cancelled its play  due to lack of actors.  What's happened? Obviously, students don't care  about their school or any  attempts to get them interested. You can't say the council  does nothing if you have never  got involved in any of its  activities. If council sponsored  a few more activities, and  students participated a little  more, maybe then some  school spirit can be raised  from Elphie.  CLASSIFIED NOTE  Drop off your Coasl Newa  Classifieds al Campbell's  Family Shoes It Leather  Goods In down-town Sechelt. '   I  iff  TILL  FEB. 28th  I  J&C  ELECTRONICS  Cowrie St.. Sechelt.  B.C. Box 1208  885-2568  Gibsons  SUNNYCREST  f*s   CENTRE  s  )  100% Locally Owned & Operated  Gov't Inspected Grade A Beef Bone In S 'J        ��T ��� W��  whole round steak _-__  Boneless Banquet Style Phick Cut with Tender Timer        C^ ^J of*  inside round steak ^.0<7  Gov't Inspected Utility Grade C rif mM9 ^\  cornish game hens      *���* J u f JJ  Gov't Inspected Sliced Swift's Premium S 4 ^r ��� ���  bacon    �� LazyMapie ��rsu9arp,um    im.pkg. 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Whole  worlds of cargo have passed  to and from the countless  ships that have moored there  in a hundred-odd years of  ever-burgeoning commerce  since it all began. Sugar, silk,  liquor, coffee ��� a thousand  trade-items from the earth's  every corner have been  wrestled from their holds to  be replaced with logs, coal,  canned-salmon, pulp, lumber,  wheat ��� the raw or refined  product of thc raw and unrefined west. To effect this  enormous exchange required  the catalytic labour of a small  army of workers. Despite extensive mechanization over  the years, it is still primarily  their muscle, know-how and  sweat that keeps it all functioning. They are the longshoremen, the name deriving  from the old cry, "Men along  shore I" used to recruit unskilled labour from the beach  Pages from a Life-Log  Peter Trower  in sailing-ship days. They are  a singular breed.  The first dockworkers in  the Inlet were employees of  the pioneer sawmill at Moody-  ville. The barque ELLEN  LEWIS finished taking-on a  lumber cargo there on November 9, 1864, and headed  through the Lion's Gate on the  long haul to Adelaide, Australia. She was the harbinger  of innumerable others. Shortly, the opening of Stamp's  Mill across the Inlet began to  attract an ever-increasing flow  of shipping. Information is  sketchy on these birthpang  years of the harbour before  Gastown burned or the rails  of the C.P.R. pushed through  to Port Moody. The outgoing cargoes were almost-  exclusively spars and lumber  and were loaded in a primitive fashion that was a large  part sheer bull work. The logs  were always deck-loaded.  The sawn boards and timbers,  up to and including the heavy  beams known as 'Fletchers',  were frequently stowed below  by the backbreaking methods  that were not to vary until  many years later. An early  photograph taken in the dim  hold of such a ship shows  seven men bulling a huge  fletcher into place up a ramp,  their dogged faces tense with  strain. There were no overhead winches. Much of the  lighter lumber was carried  aboard manually. The logs,  beams and later, bundled  boards were dragged up  chutes over the ship's stern by  means of steam-capstans, the  line being dragged back to the  dock by a man called a 'wirepuller' who often rode the  loads onto the ship. The late  Fitzclarence St.John who was  called the 'longshoreman's  longshoreman', a black from  the West Indies, of considerable education, recalls this  system as still being in use in  the late 1890's when he first  came to British Columbia. The  native Indians were involved  in lumber-loading from the  outset, evidently finding the  strenuous labour to their  liking. Harry Walters, another  oldtime docker remembers  them using the word 'killipie'  in reference to the rolling of  logs into place with peaveys,  Although white-men sometimes worked on the Indian  crews  they  were  generally  HOSPITAL  BUDGET  RESTRICTIONS:  They're going to cost  us our jobs.  They could cost you  your life.  Last year our Union was awarded a contract which was the product of  thc Essential Services Disputes Act, legislation enacted by the provincial  government.  That contract guaranteed us an eight per cent increase in pay and  benefits for 1979.  After that contract was awarded, the same provincial government told  British Columbia's hospital boards they couldn't increase their 1979  budgets by more than five per cent over last year's.  That's not enough to keep up with inflation, let alone pay the wage  increases promised to us and our fellow hospital workers.  Something has to give . . . and that something, at most hospitals, is  our jobs. People are being laid off, or aren't being replaced when they  retire or quit.  The figures vary, but the provincial average could be as high as one in  every 10 health care workers losing their jobs, or not being replaced,  in 1979.  That concerns us, for obvious reasons: these arc, after all, our jobs, our  means of making a living; and we care about health care.  ft may surprise you to learn it also concerns most hospital boards and  administrators, our employers, people who arc every bit as concerned  as wc about budget restrictions and the lowered standard of patient  care they must inevitably bring about.  Who's going to be the real loser in this round of'election money games?  You are. You're the one who could desperately need that tenth worker  when you, or your loved ones, must be in hospital this year. You're the  one who isn't going to get the care that tenth worker could offer.  Think about it. Go to the next meeting of your hospital board and ask  the trustees there about it. Then write to Robert McClelland, the  Minister of Health . . . tell him what you think about it.  HOSPITAL  EMPLOYEES'  UNION SST  made up entirely from members of their own race. They  would later become known as  the 'bow and arrow gangs'  with more respect than derogation for they were the  acknowledged champs  when it came to handling  wood.  Union activity began early  on the docks. In 1888, two  years after the City of Vancouver, with a population of  8,000, was incorporated, the  first stevedore local was  formed as an affiliate of the  old Knights of Labour. This  organization existed until  1896 at which time the Vancouver local split from the  faltering American guild to  become an independent with  a membership of eighty men.  Shortly after its breakaway,  this small but determined  body called the waterfront's  maiden strike in a dispute over  hiring-practices and company  interference with its walking  delegate. Strikebreakers were  imported, led by a notorious  goon called the 'King of  Seattle' who claimed to have  smashed every longshoreman's union on the coast. He  appears to have failed in this  instance. After several  months, the strikers were  granted their conditions and  returned to work.  The turn of the century  came and went without further dissension. The union  managed to maintain itself  and things progressed peaceably enough until 1903.  In that year, the dockers  walked-out in sympathy with  the C.P.R. freight-office employees, an action that  brought the full repressive  wrath of the shipping-moguls  down upon them. The resultant unpleasantness was climaxed by the infamous murder of Frank Rogers by union-  busting thugs, again imported  by the shipping companies  and evidently of a more-  ruthless variety than their  predecessors. Rogers, an organizer for both the fishermen and the dockers, was.,  gunned-down on the night of r  April 13 while walking the  C.P.R. tracks with two pic-  keters. Critically wounded in  the nine or ten shot fusilade,  Rogers died in hospital two  days later. Two men were  arrested but only one was  charged and he was later acquitted after a farcical trial.  Shocked and angered by the  outrage, the entire trade-  union movement turned out  for his funeral. A grim-faced  procession, - they moved  through drenching rain to the  cemetery.        Longshoremen  By Allan J.Crane  Tonight, you can see  Mr. Hulot's Holiday which is  the eleventh presentation in  the Kwahtahmoss Film Society's current season. This  outstanding, highly entertaining and comical film commences at 9:00 p.m. at the  marched stolidly in front of  the hearse. Behind, in a sombre line that seemed to stretch  forever, came fishermen,  carpenters, machinists, mill-  workers, teamsters, blacksmiths, printers, musicians,  civic-employees, barbers,  cigar-makers, tailors ��� virtually every trade the young  city could boast was represented. Fitz St.John was prominent among the mourners  and recalls the remarkable  variety of vehicles that made  up the motley cortege ��� wagons, buggies, early automobiles and trucks. He kept  to his dying day, an old top-  hat he wore at this damp,  silent wake. A contemporary  paper judged it to be 'the biggest affair of the kind ever  seen here' and it was an impressive show of solidarity.  But despite this, the employers' terror tactics achieved  their desired result. The strike  fizzled out. Through blacklisting and threat, the union  was effectively broken. There  was no form of organized  labour on the docks for the  next three years.  Conditions, bad enough at  the best of times, worsened  on the waterfront during this  period. Wages remained  stabilized at a piddling 25 to  35 cents an hour for which  pittance a man was required  to work flat-out under thc  Legree-like scrutiny of the  siderunners or hold-bosses  who would fire suspected  slackers at the drop of a hook.  The hiring was effected by the  demeaning shape-up system.  Men, if they wanted work,  were compelled to line up in  two rows beside a newly-  docked ship, sometimes in the  early hours of the morning  fur the job commenced immediately. There they would  stand, often in shivering drizzle while the Company agents  picked those who looked the  strongest or had curried favour through one bit of barroom diplomacy or another.  For the rest it was a cold walk  home with empty pockets. It  was a desperately unfair  method of dispensing jobs ���  favouritism and bribery ran  rampant ��� but until the advent of hiring-halls some years  later, it was the only way to  getdockwork.  To be Continued  Twilight Theatre following the  regular show which is moved  back to 7:00 p.m. for the  occasion. Come. You'll enjoy  it.  Of the people who filled out  ballots for Fellini's ���'/>,  76% rated it "Excellent",  8% "Very Good", 8%  "Good", 0 "Ordinary",  and 8% "Poor". These figures give a Reaction Index  of 86. These results, however,  are I think, rather misleading.  Although approximately one-  third of the thirty-eight  people who saw the film  completed ballots, I have  since learned of four members  who left before the end of  the film. Presumably, these  people would have rated the  film somewhat less than  "Good", but none of them  filled in ballots. Negative  ballots (and comments) are,  of course, just as necessary in  assessing audience reaction  as are positive ones.  A viewer who did rate the  film "Poor" observed: "Seeing it for the first time was the  worst and last". No doubt,  several viewers were seeing  the film for a second time, and  I know of one member who  was seeing it for a third. Perhaps it was one of these who  checked none of the five categories but commented: "On  a 1���10 scale, I'd give it an  8'/i". I thought that was very  good, and so I rated it that for  the percentages. "We're all  in the sub-titles," another  viewer remarked. Another  viewer said: "It was all the  reports said it was". Another  wrote: "Someday perhaps the  whole group of people who  I've tried to cast will parade  past to judge me!"  Interesting reactions, I  think, and certainly a worthwhile exercise in spite of those  who did eventually find the  film tedious. I found it quite  amazing that a film of over  two-and-a-quarter hours  duration could evolve from  such a non-plot: a director  fails to make his film. He even  fails to start it. I would certainly see this film again if I  had the opportunity. I can understand, however, those who  find Fellini too self-indulgent.  8'/) made no pretension to  being anything but self-  indulgent, but I think it  achieved much magnificence  in the process.  I  HiimuiJ  Ellingham '$  -a.   Astrology  Its Spring Again!  Beachcombers  are back !  1971 - 1979    at thc Reach!  Now seen around the world in England, Scotland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Austria, West Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand,  Australia, Jamaica and the Bahamas.  9 El  Week Commencing: February  26. General Notes! Mars  enters Pisces, that part of the  heavens in which occured the  recent Solar Eclipse. This  means that any new developments in our lives can be  pushed forward with energy  and enthusiasm. Changes  happening now are significant and point to fresh starts  and opportunities.  Babies born this week may  seem very shy and lacking in  confidence. However, they  will possess high intelligence  and much originality. They  should never be underestimated. They will need extra  love, praise and understanding.  ARIES (March 21-April 19)  Accent is still on seclusion,  privacy, working quietly behind the scenes. Enjoy solitude and chance to plan projects undisturbed. Remember  that new, two-year energy  cycle begins in April. Meanwhile you may become involved with hospitals, institutions and persons less fortunate than yourself. Last  chance to charm superiors  and those in authority.  TAURUS (April 20-May 20)  Local groups, clubs, societies and associations may  demand more of your time.  Agree to help but don't try to  run the whole show. During  the next few weeks, friends  or acquaintances may be  disagreeable. Partner has original idea concerning long-  range plans. Romantic message arrives soon. Last chance  to kindle love far away.  GEMINI (May 21-Jmie 21)  Continue to boost career,  position and public standing.  Recent achievements may  come under attack but you'll  have the courage to rally  support. Applications, requests, letters of introduction  will be well received so mail  them now. Remember to  stick to original but honest  approach. Last chance to ask  partner, associate for hassle-  free loan.  CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Interest in far-away places,  further education, self-improvement and job-upgrading  courses stirs you to action.  Philosophical thinking and  reasoning ability reach new  peak. Put your beliefs to work.  Long-distance communications are optimistic and tell  you how. Last chance to patch-  up bruised relationship.  LEO (July 23.Ang.22)  Activities are still linked to  other people's money, possessions and shared expenses.  You and closest associate have  to face financial reality. Handle bankers and lenders of  cash carefully. The demanding, aggressive approach  won't land you that loan.  Disagreements over tax,  insurance or alimony are  brewing. Last chance to make  peace with co-worker.  VIRGO (Aug.23-Sept.22)  Focus is still on partnership   matters,   agreements,  contracts and compromises.  Close associate will probably  push for swifter solution or  commitment. Unexpected  phone call, letter or message  could point to easy way out.  Last chance to win the heart of  that special someone. During  next few weeks, mate or loved  one may be itching for a  fight.  LIBRA (Sept.23-Oct.23)  Employment and health  matters are still highlighted.  Much hard, physical work  lies ahead. Urge is to get  things completed fast. Beware stress, strain and fatigue. Disagreements with coworkers last a few weeks only.  Last chance to decorate, beautify your living space.  SCORPIO (Oct. 24.Nov.22)  Social life becomes hectic during the next few weeks.  Energy is channelled into  pleasures, amusements and  simply having a good time.  (After recent domestic hassles, you deserve a break.)  Urge is to gamble, speculate  or take romantic risks. She  who hesitates is getting older.  Childen could be rude, obnoxious. Last chance to tell  loved one how you feel.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-  Dac.21)  There's an increase in domestic activity. Looks like a  busy three weeks in the home.  Prepare for major alterations,  noise and dust. Think twice  before swinging that hammer.  Family members may be in  argumentative mood. Grab  any opportunity to visit more  tranquil settings. Last chance  to splurge on clothing or  luxury items.  CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.l9)  Short-distance communications are exhausting during  the next few weeks. Extra  correspondence, messages  and phone calls demand you  rush here and there. Arranging tight schedule is time well  spent. Day-to-day companions  may find you snappy, abrupt,  irritible. Please drive with  care. Last chance to spruce  up your appearance before  Venus leaves your sign.  AQUARIUS |Jan.20.feb. 18)  Emphasis is still on money  and possessions. Urge to reorganize financial situation  continues. Check impulsive  buying habits. The big spender impresses no one. Disputes may be linked to question of ownership or use of  property. Don't be rushed into  any financial scheme during  next few weeks. Last chance  to keep secret love affair  hidden.  PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar.20)  Mars enters your sign announcing start of new, two-  year action cycle. At last  you'll have the energy, enthusiasm and confidence to  launch new projects, schemes  and ideas. It's your turn to  quit talking and do something. Those born February 26  may have to head off in unexpected directions, Meanwhile, last chance to make  mere acquaintance a special  friend.  GIBSONS LIONS CLUB  RENO  NITE  &  COLDPLATE SUPPER  AT GIBSONS LEGION HALL  SATURDAY MARCH 10th  7:30-Midnight  GAMES OF CHANCE  '200.00 DOOR PRIZE  FOR YOUR TRIP TO RENO  Admission  $4.00 Includes  supper.  m* Book Review  Bisset's book reviewed  Coast News, February 27,1979  By John Moon  Someone out there is listening. In a previous column  on the subject of Talonbooks'  financial difficulties, resulting  in part from their professional relationship with poet  Bill Bissett, I said that if Bissett ever wrote anything I  thought was worth reading,  you'd see it reviewed in this  space. Three weeks ago the  editor handed me a mystery  package containing what  proved to be a copy of Sailor  by Bill Bissett. Well, you can  follow the various interested  parties' accounts of the controversy, or you can spend  $4.95 for a copy of Sailor and  make up your own mind.  According to the cover  blurb, Bill Bissett has published forty-two previous  books of poetry. I've encountered a few of them here and  there and, as I recall, often  got from beginning to end in  less time than it takes to  walk to the cash register, but  Sailor is a substantial book,  one which deserves serious  consideration. In the course of  the recent controversy, much  has been made of Bissett's  politics, particularly his  dedicated pacifism, but  politics is incidental to poetry;  it's never justified a bad  poem or marred a really  good one. It's beside the  point.  Previous exposure to Bissett's work prepared me for  his unorthodox spelling, a  feature which has aroused  both ire and admiration  among the critics. He spells  phonetically, more or less,  according to his own individualistic system. His justification of this peculiarity is  the subject of "we suspekt  each othr uv knowing how to  spell the word informashun",  in which the poet and a friend,  composing a letter to their  MLA condemning the existence of nuclear weapons as a  "crime against intrnashunal  pees", disagree about the  spelling of "th lettr". The  poet says; "I dont want to  spell/correctly for me thats  anothr tyranny for yu/ its  xciting to spell th way th  words ar in th/ dictionary  bcoz yu dont know how so  thats an/ adventure for yu  for me th adventures spelling/  them how they sound or  feel at th time to dew/ that  bcoz i had correct spelling up  to heer/ in school n i think it  causes a lot uv hed/ problems  n inhibishuns with xpressyun  nd also/ its for me too uniform  thats only what i/ feel 90%  Uv th world dusint spell  correctly/ so why ar they  called illiterate its only/  anothr way to spell..."  The syntax and spelling of  English is arbitrary, but it is  so out of necessity. Language  is a medium of communication, whose basic units are  sounds and combinations of  sounds we call words. The  more precisely these words  are defined and the more uniformly and accurately they are  uttered or written, the better  wc communicate. Bissett is  concerned about "inhibishuns  with xpressyun", but expression is only part of the process; communication involves  both transmission and reception, expression and understanding. A man screaming in  thc street expresses himself  but communicates nothing.  Hc may bc feeling pain, rage,  grief, or ecstasy, but we have  no way of knowing; we cannot understand or empathize.  Evolving from Anglo-Saxon  (Old English), our language  has persistently rid itself of  a host of superfluous tenses,  declensions, pronouns, and  assorted software, as well  as gradually standardizing its  spelling (anyone who's tan  gled with Elizabethan spelling will have no trouble with  Bill Bissett), in short, simplifying itself. Poetry, an  eminent Canadian critic has  pointed out, is "the simplest  way of saying anything".  Linguistically, Bissett is a  reactionary masquerading as  avant-garde.  Bissett is not the first to  have observed that, while  language enables us to communicate what we think and  feel, it also, to a not inconsiderable extent, controls  what we think and feel in the  first place. This constitutes a  kind of tyranny of the mind  and soul. I haven't space to  summarize the arguments,  but in the company of philosophers like Nietzsche and  Wittgenstein, linguists  like Hayakawa, and writers  of the calibre of William S.  Burroughs, he's not just spitting into the wind. Burroughs  in particular characterizes  words as nothing less than an  infectious virus and language  as a terminal disease. With  eccentric spelling, punctuation and typography, Bissett attempts to use words  against themselves, like antibodies or a serum derived  from venom, to combat the  disease of mind control. He  puts a little of his individual  self into every syllable of his  poems. What really makes the  critics nervous, I suspect, is  not Bissett's struggle to cure  himself and retain his personal sanity, but rather the  idea that his tactics might  spread: "What is admirable in  the individual may be catastrophic in general"; "The  cure may be worse than the  disease", etc. Personally, I  think it's a tempest in a teapot. Reading William Burroughs, the grand-daddy  verbal terrorist and linguistic  arch subversive, has at times  disordered my usual thinking  processes for weeks and provided instant relief from intellectual constipation. I've  talked to people, who find the  same kind of ecstatic liberation in the work of Bill Bissett, but I don't. To me, his  lines and phrases seem mostly  flat and unenergetic. His  imagery is sometimes powerfully imaginative, but not  consistently so. All too often  it is just pedestrian. The vagaries of his spelling and punctuation and typography I  find irritatingly gimmicky.  All of which disappoints me,  since everything I've read  and heard about him suggests  that he's sincerely dedicated  to his work and doesn't deserve to be dismissed as a  trendy crank hustler. I'm told  repeatedly that you have to  hear Bissett read in order to  appreciate him. I have heard  him read and I have nothing  but admiration for the enthusiasm and energy he brings to  his performance. Good poems  sound wonderful when delivered by an accomplished  orator, but they also read  very well; even in silence  there is a voice which rises  irresistibly in the mind to  declaim the lines. Reading  Bill Bissett, I don't hear him.  I can appreciate what he's  trying to do; I just don't think  he succeeds very well.  Don't give Sailor the deep  six on my account. Your ear  may be tuned to a different  music. A book capable of  arousing the kind of contro  versy that has surrounded this  publication is an important  book, one that should be  read by anyone interested in  the state of the language or  the arts in this country,  regardless of personal taste.  My thanks to Talonbooks for  having put me in possession of  a solid collection of Bissett's  work. Now all I have to do is  find room in my bookshelf.  Kin Club opens  On January 20, 1979,  the Kinsmen Club of Gibsons  and District officially opened  Kisnmen Hall at Dougal  Park. Kinsmen Hall will be  turned over to the Village  of Gibsons and wilt be leased  back to the local Kinsmen  Club to maintain and upkeep  this facility, as well as administer the rentals. Kinsmen  Hall represents a cost of  $21,000 and is roughly 1,000  square feet in size, with a  seating capacity for sixty to  eighty people, complete  with full kitchen facilities. It  has two full washroom facilities and is designed for use  by the handicapped. The Club  has met all the fire marshal's  standards required for a public assembly hall: emergency  lighting, fire extinguishers,  etc., and is fully insured.  The completion of the hall is  part of an overall project  which will see the club make  the outside washrooms on  the park functional and vandal  proof and provide controlled  parking and vehicular traffic at the rear of the building. The premises are currently being utilized for meetings  by the Jack and Jill nursery,  the Sea Calvalcadc Committee,  Kinsmen and  Kinette  Clubs and is head-quarters  for the Adult Day Care Centre. It is available to all  community groups and  your local Kinsmen Club is  anxious to serve the community's needs with this  facility. Rental rates are as  follows: $5.00 per hour without kitchen; $10.00 per hour  with. For more information  regarding rentals and availability, contact Clay Carby,  886-2151, Kin Hall Chairman.  Cap College  Superintendent - Denley  reporting to the School Board  on the progress being made by  Capilano Collge in assessing  the needs of the District for  further educational opportunities, said that he was  impressed by the progress  already made and the effort  being made by Gordon Wilson to reach out to all areas  of the Sunshine Coast, both  geographically and socially.  A questionnaire is being  prepared for grades ten,  eleven and twelve students by  Douglas Brown, a specialist  in such matters, and com-  Capilano College Is having  an Open House Match 8 and  9 at which interested residents  will be welcome.  Congratulations to Gibsons  on 50 Wonderful Years  Navigational Charts  Drafting Equipment  School Supplies  Greeting Cards  Books  ��� Children's  ��� Paperback  ��� Young Adults'  Stationery  ��� Home  ��� Office  (0)j{i��p  Cowrie St.  ( 0 ) cnier  add  colour,  luxury  and comfort  to your home  ...with ease!  THIS MONTH'S SPECIALS!  ROOM-SIZE RUGS  Many top qualities now In stock! We have a good  selection at both locations, all at specially reduced  prices. Come and see us now while there's plenty  to choose from I  Ken DeVries & Son Ltd.  ��{����   Two Locations to Serve You jgj&  ammmmnmmmmmmma0aaaammmmmmmmwmm0ammam  am  MMMMMMHMil 6.  Coast News, February 27,1979.  VLASSIFIFDMDS  A Salute to Gibsons  on her  Golden Anniversary  Gibsons  Fish Market  886-7888  r V  We proudly Salute  Gibsons  on her 50th Anniversary  ��� MKTHMON  Theatre Restaurant  On the Boulevard by the Sea 885-9769  Best Wishes on Your  GibsonsS>\*Hh B,r,hday  Lawn Mower*^ Qfbsonsi  Chain SawServicel  886-2912 |  Prospering Through   50 Years-  Congratulations   Gibsons!  Gibsons       VJ^y    886-7744  # m. x  First Fifty Years, Gibsons,  Well Done!  atony's family  nestaonant  gibsons, B.C.        886-7828  Best Wishes to Gibsons  on her 50th Birthday  MacLeod's  Hardware  Sechelt 885-2171  B.A Cameron  A writer of compassion  Harry Juby Is pictured on holiday In Australia, the gun was part ot coastal de  fences against a threatened Russian Invasion In the I870's and Is located at War  rnambool, Victoria.  Back from Australia        .^^^  Harry Juby returns  Last winter Harry Juby's  friends in Gibsons felt that it  was time for him to spend a  Christmas in Australia with  his sister ��� the first one since  he was ten years old, seventy-  one years ago. They arranged  a dance at the Gibsons Legion and from the proceeds  plus help from the family,  sent him off to the other  side of the world for a holiday.  On the way down there was  an unexpected bonus. Due to a  truckers strike, he had a stopover in Fiji. His sister and  nephew live in Camper-  town, about thirty miles in  from the coast, between Sydney and Adelaide. Using this  as a base of operations he  spent six weeks as a sight-  example, last year was a  bumper wheat crop, and  like here, the elevators are  bulging and the transport  of the grain has bottlenecked.  He went to the harness  racing, but not knowing the  horses he wisely refrained  from making any monetary  investment. The Ballaratt  gold fields where the gold  rush began were quite close.  He was given a tour of the  diggings. The ore has been  mostly extracted from them,  and now they are being turned  into a tourist ghost town  along the lines of Barkerville.  The weather he found to be  very changeable. "It would be  nice and warm, then the next  moment,   the   wind   would  seer touring various parts of change  and  it  would   turn  the country. cold. I only managed to wear  "The  people,"   he   said, my shorts once."  "are very friendly. They have Even though he found his  a great sense of history, with relatives in good health, and  monuments        everywhere, thoroughly  enjoyed   himself  Mind you they are not shy he feels that, when it comes  about charging you to visit right down to it, he would  them." rather live on the Sunshine  The cost of living he found Coast,  to be roughly on par with At a going-away party held  Canada. Some of the problems in his honour, he quoted an  were quite similar, too. For anonymous poet, The words  Sea Cadets at sea  were for his new-found friends  in Austrialia. They serve  equally well to express his  thanks to his friends here  who made the trip possible.  Dinna forget all the past  and its pleasures/Though  dreams with white wings/  They are shadows as yet./  Friends are God's gifts/ And  the best of life's treasures/  Memory enshrines them ���/  Ah, dinna forget./ Lips you  have pressed,/ Hands you  have aided,/ Many such  names/ In life's pages are  set./Keep the dried leaves/  Though the rose may have  faded./ Friendship fades  never ���/ Ah dinna forget.  Pender Srs.  With John Masefield's  "Sea Fever" coursing through  their veins, eighteen eager  young volunteers recently  spent a weekend on one of  Her Majesty's ships, HMCS  WOLF.  This was indeed high  adventure for the boys and  girls and brought home to  them in no uncertain manner  what seamanship is all about.  No luxury cruise this, but  complete participation all  the way with navigation,  lookout duties, man-overboard drill, cooking in the galley and a thousand other  things which constitute a  tight ship.  Destination was Indian  Arm and for good measure  some really big waves on the  way. Reaction to the cruise?  "Please, sir, when is the  next one?"  As A.C.S.Jack stated afterwards, in an essay, "We were  taught to react quickly to  orders while under stress,"  a useful lesson to be learned  even for dry land.  Because of the cruise's  resounding success, the  hard-working officers are  hoping to arrange at least  three trips a season and this  seems a distinct possibility.  If you are the parent of a boy  or girl between the ages of  thirteen and eighteen, maybe  they, too, could measure up to  the high standards set by the  Sunshine Coast Branch of the  Sea Cadet Corps. Good  volunteers are always welcome.  The Corps meets every  Wednesday at 7 p.m. above  Ken's Lucky Dollar Store in  Gibsons. It is a great crowd,  so why don't you join us ���  you'll be made very welcome.  Our best to Gibsons  on her  50th Anniversary!  TOYS  m   inn ah ages  Gibsons        ��  886-7018  A comfortable social evening was enjoyed at the February meeting of Pender Harbour Senior Citizens' Association, Branch 80. The business  session, chaired by Jack Hei-  dema, included the following.  Mrs. Evelyn Olson, Provincial President, reported that  the Annual Brief of the combined senior citizens organizations was presented to the  Provincial Cabinet on February 1. The brief stressed the  urgent need for personal and  intermediate care for the elderly and nursing homes to  serve them in smaller communities. Other recommendations concerned day  care services,  X-rays, optical  care and a special effort  towards more low-cost housing for seniors. The delegation, Mrs. Olson stated,  was well received by the Cabinet and sufficient time given  to discuss and comment upon  the resolutions.  Mrs. Shirley Vader, representing the new Pender Harbour Aquatic Society now  being formed, described  plans for the completion of  the High School swimming  pool, with special attention to  recreational and therapeutic  advantages for the elderly.  The "Vial of Life" programme, promoted by the  Ambulance Employees  Union, was described and  discussed in relation to senior  citizens.  After the business meeting  the members took part in card  playing and bowling. Since a  number of new players joined  the bowling group, the session was devoted to practise.  At cards, the trophies were  won as follows: Whist ��� Jack  Heidema and Mrs. Ann  Smith; Cribbage ��� Mrs. Peg  By Maryanne West  Does the name B.A.Cameron mean anything to you?  She is the West Coast  writer whose story of how  enlightened and well meaning  people who found the system  inadequate for meeting the  needs of an emotionally  disturbed child became the  film Dreamspeaker. First  shown on C.B.C.-TV in January 1977, the film has been  acclaimed at home and  abroad, winning many  awards.  This week C.B.C.-TV will  show two more films for which  Ms Cameron has written the  scripts, both dealing compassionately with sensitive subjects. Although I haven't  been able to preview either, I  would expect the fictional  characters to be drawn  closely from life, even the  ugly and sordid with redeeming glimpses of humanity,  and that despite tragedy  where it occurs, the underlying message, as in Dream-  speaker, is one of hope, that  humanity is able to overcome  and rehabilitate itself when  people care.  Drying up the Streets, to  be shown Wednesday at 9:30  p.m. on Channels 2 and 6 is  a ninety-minute immersion in  the subcultures of a big city.  Filmed in Toronto and Vancouver, it could be any big city  in North America, probably in  the world. "Drying up tne  streets" in city vernacular  means the police are preventing the heroin supply from  reaching the street addicts.  The story concerns a pharmacology professor turned  addict, called Brennan, who  is pressued by an R.C.M.P.  officer into helping the authorities break up a major drug  ring. In return, the R.C.M.P.  officer, Larry, will help  locate Brennan's lost daughter. Infiltrating the city underworld, Brennan befriends  Anne, a seventeen-year-old  runaway who is drawn into  the vortex of prostitution and  drugs, exploited by a pimp.  Reminded of his daughter,  Brennan watches with mounting horror as Anne becomes  the unwitting pawn when he is  set up to doctor the long-  awaited shipment of heroin  chiropractic u��der the watchful eye of the  and   dental dru8"��8boss  about its effects.  He hopes the film will be  watched by parents with their  children and that it will provoke public discussion and  public interest in doing something about the problems.  Ms Cameron who understandably found the research  distressing, says she has been  "encouraged to find that virtually everyone concerned  with making the film was committed to doing a difficult job  because of a deep moral obligation to our young people  and a hope that their futures  will, in some way, be made  better because of this film".  On the Sunshine Coast wc  may kid ourselves that thc  big city's problems are far  removed from us, but those  tentacles reach out further  year by year and each year we  send our young people out to on his head I  seek their fortunes among the  city's bright lights and better  opportunities. We cannot  hope to live forever in rural  innocence.  The other story written  by B.A. Cameron to be shown  Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on Channels 2 and 6, is quite different  fare. A love story about the  family, not just one's immediate family, but the wider  family of one's ethnic and  racial heritage.  The Homecoming is a warm  story about a Metis rodeo  rider played by August  Schellenberg, who travels  the circuit with his blonde  fourteen-year-old daughter  Jenny, and Marcel, a young  rider and close friend. While  riding in an Ontario rodeo  the threesome stay with  Marcel's grandparents on  a nearby reservation. The  pride and love shown her by  the family give Jenny a new  and exciting awareness  of her Indian roots.  For Gibsons people, Marcel may be easily recog.  nized. Hc is played by Beachcombers first Assistant  Director Don Granberry ���  possibly just as wc know  him with his cherished,  well worn hat pulled down  Gibsons     *   '-irxC'"  Girls'^y  5 Guvs  Salon  We're Proud of you,  ^Gibsons. 886-2120J  We're Proud to Celebrate  Gibsons'  Golden Anniversary!  Gibsons  ,'(��-MARINE    ^ELECTRONICS-  886-7918  886-9737  The Home of People Prices  music Weavers'  Gibsons,  You're Getting Better & Better!  Congratulations!  Old-Fashioned  Best Wishes  for a  Wonderful Birthday!  Morgan'  i Men's  Wear  SECHELT 885-9330  Are these really the sort of  people I want to know about,  especially as television entertainment, one may reasonably ask oneself.  But a critic who saw the film  last summer at the World  International Film Festival in  Montreal felt that, "it is an  example of television facing  up to its potential for human  responsibility". The Rev.  Marc Gervais, a Jesuit  priest and professor of communications at Concordia  University, describes it as "a  very fine film. It centres on  some of the harshest, crudest and most degrading aspects of city life today". That  it will shock some people is  inevitable but Father Gervais reminds us the film  "delves into an area that so  many of our high school kids  know about, sometimes first  hand." Drying up the Streets,  he says is, "a ringing cry for  human values. It dares to  show evil for what it is,  stripped of glamour. It takes a  stand."  ducer, whose concern arose  from the discovery that the  young trippers in a Toronto  bar were under age (14���17  years old) prostitutes, supporting a drug habit, hopes we  shall look at this ugly side of  our society, a society which  tolerates the use of children  as prostitutes, trippers and  drug addicts and ask ourselves whether we can afford  to exploit people for sexual  entertainment and not care  Best  Birthday Wishes  to Golden Gibsonsl  Quality  Prospering Through  Farm & Garden  Supply Ltd.  886-7527  i     Pratt Rd., Gibsons  50 Years-  Congratulations,  Gibsons!  Congratulations, Gibsons!  You've got a lot  g to be Proud of!  HoLLCjUzt       ^ ���m       Sechelt  amen  Gibsons 886-9222  885-9455  Congratulations  mm  ��wad  886-9551  on your  First Fifty Years,  Gibsons  Warmest Wishes for a  Wonderful Anniversary,  Gibsonsl  Sunshine Coast Credit Union  v*v  Cowrie Street, Sechelt     885-3255  We're Proud of you  Glbons,  Congratulations!  m ML L  lsunshlnerXl!aD22?  Coast  Highway]  Gibsons  THE PLYWOOD PEOPLE ]\V~-  886-9221J  ^ jWl&-       a^^^B  Ui  I       I  WWaJk  <���j��  IttHI   tf M  WLmml  mww* ���  ���rfa~            ^P  hi   f  \l  .V^                        ?  dW~  k      V     _  Ml  CBC  Radio  Hayden Killam reads a prepared statement at the Regional Board last week protesting the proposed moratorium on building permits In West Sechelt because of  a water shortage expected in the area.  Why has it taken four years  Chapman Creek action  By John Hind Smith  After four long years of no  action things seem to be rolling at last.  Practically all government  departments at whatever  level you care to talk about,  are cumbersome and slow to  act and quite often it takes  something quite drastic to  get them moving at all. The  predicament of Chapman  Creek is a beautiful example  of this.  In 1975 it was pointed out  to members of the Regional  Board that their main source  of water was being badly  polluted by mudslides resulting mainly from the collapse  of the road running alongside  the creek and from clear cut  togging practices. At the  request of the Board the  Forestry    Department    sent  over a group of engineers,  experts in the field of road  construction, to examine and  report on what should be done  to rectify the situation. The  visit resulted in a very comprehensive report which suggested what should be done at  each specific problem point  along the road. The report was  duly accepted, filed or tabled  or whatever the term is that  describes the action of putting it away and forgetting it.  The gate on the West  road was locked and the  Chapman Creek watershed  went back to sleep again.  Siltation due to slides continued and thousands of yards  of gravel and mud were  dumped in every year. Chlori-  nation of the water was  stepped up to compensate to  some extent for this and I  supposed it is impossible to  Murrays Garden  &Pet  Suppl  ies  886-2919  Congratulations Gibsonsl  There's No Place  Like Home!  Variety  -tfoobs;  Gibsons, You're Getting  Better and Better!  Congratulations!  and  HEALTH FOODS  Gibsons Harbour     886-2936  FLORON  ACINCIIS LTD  Congratulations on Your  First Fifty Years,  Gibsonsl  Well Done!  We're Proud of You,  Gibsonsl  Happy Anniversary I  HEAL ESTATE * INSURANCE  Boa 238 ISIIMirlmOrlvt OlbMiw,  Gibsons,  You Never Looked so Good I  GLIM  es w i  Congratulations  Gibsons���     ^^^^^^^^^^  �������������*������'   andBMtw(ih��t  Crafts  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre   Gibsons   886-2525,,  By Maryanne Wert  AM Radio ~~~  Saturday  Canada Watcht 6:15 p.m.  A bright future for the Atlantic provinces.  The Hornby Collection! 11:05  p.m., Stargazing, a play by  Tom Cone originally commissioned for radio but staged  last year at Stratford.  Sunday  C.B.C.Stage: 1:05 p.m.,  The Friends of Chamber Music, by Eric Westphal, translated by Otto Lowy. Temperament and art collide at a string  quartet rehearsal with Mozart responsible. The Purcell  Quartet star with actors  Peter Brockington, Derek  Ralston, Walter Marsh and  Michael Collins, produced by  Robert Chesterman in Vancouver.  Celebradoni 9:05 p.m.,  Belated Recognition ��� pressures of our age are forcing  Commercial  boats  On Friday, February 23  about a dozen Gibsons commercial vessel owners held  a meeting at the Pulp and  Paperworkers Union Offices  with Warn Parkinson, the Regional Director of the Small  Crafts Harbours Board.  The concern of the vessel  owners was that although the  marina proposal set aside the  present wharf facilities for  commercial vessels, there was  no provision of funds for upgrading, which they feel is  necessary..  Ian Morrow of the Gibsons  Harbour Development Committee and Lorraine Goddard  from Gibsons Council were  also  present.  Parkinson informed the  meeting that the funds for  ����� year had already been  allocated and asked that the  group put together a proposal  for his study.  Mystery  flares  On Monday, February 19,  the R.C.M.P. in Gibsons received three separate reports  that a flare had been sighted  near the top of Mount Elphinstone, in the area of the Jackson Brothers Logging operation.  An aircraft was commissioned to search the area  but could find nothing out of  the ordinary.  Band  election  Members of the Sechelt  Indian Band went to the polls  to elect councillors for the next  three years.  The ballots were counted  on Monday, February 19.  Chief Calvin Craigan was  voted in by acclamation.  Stan Joe, Ted Dixon, Anne  Jeffries, and Barbara Joe were  voted in as the members of  Council for the next term.  Unsuccessful in their bids for  election were Gilbert Joe and  Valerie Joe.  The newly elected officers    are scheduled to take their  on   any    one    individual's positions  on   approximately  shoulders. As far as I can see March 19.  the Regional Board and all  the Regional Boards prior to  this one, as a body elected by  the people to look after the  affairs of the community, are  equally   responsible   and   it  seems that at last'we have  got a Board which, with a bit  of pushing  from  the   rear  and  maybe   much   cajoling  from the public, will do some-  estimate fish losses by smothering of eggs by the mud.  The ironic part of all this was  that the gate was locked  in order, so we were told,  to keep out the public who  were going to pollute the  creekI  Last fall the watershed was  once more accessible to the  public when the new road to  Porpoise Bay was put through  and it was discovered, by a  member of the Gibsons Wildlife Club, that there was no  apparent improvement in the  condition of the road and in  fact it was probably worse  than ever. Culverts were partially or completely plugged,  ditches were filled up with  falling debris and the slides  were getting bigger. A minimal amount of reforestation  had been done and that only  at the lower levels. At one  location the road collapsed  quite regularly and in order to  open it up the hillside was  dug into again and the whole  process was repeated and no  doubt it will collapse again  this next spring run-off.  The Regional Board had a  letter from the Forest Service  recently in which it was stated  that the recommendations  made by them in their own report had not been carried out  but that they would be done  this year.  Why has it taken four years  for something to be done?  If the Gibsons Wildlife  Club members had not  brought this to the attention of the Regional Board,  would anything have been  done? Whose job was it to  make sure that the recommendations made in the report  were carried out? Whose  responsibility was it to look  after the welfare of the watershed?  These are questions I  would like to see answered by  someone. I am not served  by the Regional Water System  myself but I am interested  and concerned enough to  want to do something about  it on behalf of our dwindling  fish resources which cannot  speak for themselves, and for  those people who do use the  water but do not state their  concerns to the people who  have the power to do something about it.  Let's cut the red tape and  get something practical  don and let's not lay the blame  the church and synagogue to  rethink some of their basic  practices ��� an examination of  the status of women in Christianity and Judaism today,  not to inflame the issue one  way or another, but to explore  the reasons why women have  been traditionally excluded  from church and synagogue.  FM Radio  Wednesday  Meaai 8:04 p.m., Russian  Literature. First of a six part  series. Tonight, the confrontation between the writer and  the State.  One to One: 9:04 p.m. In  1883 artist Paul Gaugin suddenly gave up his job in Paris  and left his family to devote  all his time to painting.  Through notes and correspondence with his wife and  friends, it is possible to follow his story. Maurice Ravel's  'Recollections of My Lazy  childhood' and memoirs of  Nellie Hall, one of the youngest members of the early  women's suffrage movement.  Thursday  Ideaat 8:04 p.m. The Romance  of Lost Scriptures, first of a  ������series of six, prepared by  Alex Groper of the department of Near Eastern Studies  University of Toronto and  Daniel Kolos, a doctoral  student in Egyptology at the  University.  Frid��y  Ideaat 8:04 p.m. The Individual and The State, first of  six programmes taped at a  two-day conference at the  Centre of International Studies in Toronto.  Saturday  Audience) 9:05 p.m. The  Bronze Horseman, a portrait  of St.Petersburg at the height  of its artistic, social and political life, 1904-1905. Prepared  by Peter Haworth, and recreating a time of crumbling  aristocracy and the impending  fall of Czar Nicholas II.  Sunday  Celebration: 10:05 p.m.  Part I, a performance of  Benjamin Britten's 'Rejoice  In the Lamb'. Part II, Visitations, a play about a dramatic episode in Elizabeth Fry's  Best Wishes  for a  Wonderful Birthday!  Helen's  Fashion  Shoppe  Gibsons  886-9941  echelt  885-9222  prison work, written by Men-  zies McKillop. A moving  account of her efforts to prevent a tragic young woman  from being hanged for passing a forged five pound note.  Monday  Ideaa: 8:04 p.m. Automatons  and Automation, first of a  four part series on the uneasy  co-existence between men and  machines.  C.B.C.Televlilon  Wednesday  The Great Detective: 8:30  p.m. Pretty Mary Mitchell,  an apparent kidnapping by a  militant trade union.  Drying Up The Stnetst9:30  p.m. An important drama  about the sub-cultures of big  city life, drugs and prostitution, "an example of TV  facing up to its potential for  human responsibility".  This film was made out of a  deep moral obligation to  young people and a hope that  their futures will, in some  way, be made better because  of bringing the subject to  public attention. It is hoped  parents will watch it with  their children and discuss it  afterwards. Written by B.A.  Cameron, who wrote the  much-acclaimed Dream-  speaker, it stars Don Francks,  Len Cariou, Calvin Butlaer,  Jane Estwood, Jaques Hubert (also in Dreamspeaker)  and Warren Davis.  Sunday  Superspeclal: The Irish Rovers in New Zealand, 7:00  p.m. Note change of time.  For the Record) 9:30 Homecoming. A heart-warming  story of a 14-year old Metis  girl played by Lesleh Donaldson. Beachcomber Assistant Director Don Granberry  plays the part of Marcel, a  rodeo rider. Script also written by B.A.Cameron.  Science Magazine) 10:30 p.m.  Note change of time. Eclipse,  filmed from Red Lake, Ontario and the experiments  being conducted by scientists. Also, report on research into epilepsy, and how  bullfrogs may help future  space travel.  Tuesday  Fortunes) 10:30 p.m., Grape  Expectations ��� a study of  Canadian wine production and  consumption.  Birding Society  hits stride  By Ian Corrance  The next meeting of the  Marsh Society's birding section will be held in Room 112  on Thursday, March 1 at 7:30.  The guest speaker at the  meeting will be Wayne Campbell, the Assistant Curator  of Birds and Mammals at  the Provincial Museum in  Victoria. He will be giving a  slide presentation on Owls.  According to Wayne Diakow  it is a fascinating show  from one of B.C.'s most  knowledgeable bird people.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  The turn-out for the field  trip at Porpoise Bay was surprisingly good. Fourteen  hardy souls turned out to get  drenched.     There     wasn't  Coast News, February 27,1979  CampdeU's  885-9345  Heartfelt Congratulations  to Gibsons  on her 50th Anniversary  WMroonv JXccthb  \885-2912 S  Bonniebrook  Lodge  Ocean Beach Esplanade  Gower Point Road  Gibsons, B.C.  We're Proud  to Celebrate Gibsons'  Golden Anniversary I  886-9033  A Salute to  Gibsons  on her  Golden Anniversary  Peninsula   Cleaners  &  Laundry  SECHELT  885-9554  GIBSONS,  866-2200  too much to see in Porpoise  Bay itself, thirty great blue  herons were spotted (none  banded) and over at the camp  site they were rewarded by a  juvenile re-tailed hawk.  Out on Mission Point in the  wind and rain, they had a bit  more luck, when they came  across six black turnstones.  All told, twenty-seven species  were counted.  On Saturday, March 3,  there will be an 'early bird'  trip to Vancouver on the  6:30 a.m. ferry. The trip will  include Stanley Park, Iona  Island and the Reifel Refuge  which is always a winner,  no matter what the weather.  If you want to go on this  trip, come to Thursday's  meeting or arrange it with  Wayne Diakow at 883-9159.  thing about it. Let's hope so,  anyway, and let's not let the  Chapman Creek watershed  got to sleep for another four  years.  P.S.: How about leaving  the gate open from now on  to enable the ordinary people  to keep an eye on their resource?  Congratulations Gibsons ���  Half a Century to be Proud of I  Sunshine Coast T.V.  Cowrie St., Sechelt  885-9816  Congratulations  Gibsons,  and Best Wishes!  GIBSONS  Building Supplies Ltd.  886-8141 Gibsons  Old-Fashioned Best Wishes  a Wonderful Birthday!  SuperValu  100% Locally Owned & Operated  Gibsons Coast News, February 27,1979.  OPEN FOR  BUSINESS  We apologize for the delay created by  B.C.Tel's difficulties in getting our phone  in service (see other ad this paper).  H&R BLOCK  THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE  Gibsons 886-7414  IN SUNNYCREST MALL (ACROSS FROM SUPER VALU)  OURINO REOULAR MALL HOURS        APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE  R.C.M.P. 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The play-off format will  involve a round-robin series  in each division, and in the  event of a tie at the conclusion of the play-offs, final  champion will be decided by  the league standings.  League champions for 1978-  79 season were the Kinsmen  Kin-Ucks in the Pup division;  the T&T Truckers enjoyed an  undefeated season in the  Atom division; it was the Legion 109's edging out TBS  for top spot in Peewee, while  the Bantam G.T.'s bounced  back from a winless season  last year to a near flawless  season this year. The Midget  division saw the Weldwood  Clippers battle the Tyee  Flyers to the wire all year,  with the Flyers winning the  league title, but holding their  breath for the play-offs. It  was the Midget Rangers  sponsored by Sechelt Credit  Union enjoying a banner season, but indications are the  Elson Glass team will be ready  as a legitimate contender  come play-offs.  First play-off week schedule  follows:  Thursday March 1 7:15-  8:45 p.m., Juvenile play-off  Rangers vs A's; 9:00-10:00,  Glass     practice;     Saturday  Rugby  O.W.L. & Kin-Ucks practice; 9:15-10:30, 109's vs Delta;     10:45-12:00     Peewee  play-off, Oilers vs TBS; Fools! Fools! when we  12:15-1:30, Bantam play-off went to line the field we just  Twin Creek vs G.T.'s; 6:30- scraped lines in the snow.  8:15 p.m. Midget play-offs The wind was pure Barclay  140-23's vs Flyers. Note, Sound ��� a mean wall of sleet,  exhibition games with Delta Cold ��� what adjectives can  Peewees. you use?  But both teams had waited  a long time for this game, the  last of the first half, so you're  And  quite a game.  Lynn'- serving Md bump-  . Troians ����� *��� t0P��f *e  &��7tt^,S  2-JV- t-f Seconds  Enevoldson - spiking and  dr��PPe,d.   dow"   f��   ���lrds'  defensive   coverage;   Maria  where they are 9-2. Gibsons  Christian-blocking, spiking,  has had the,r "umb1er'" Prc"  coachability vlous seasons but locallv we  On Febru'ary 17 the Beach-  are on *e r��fesJ *9* **  -...g a..* lc...M up ,o San-   combers' two Bantam teams  Payers from the first half are  dard for the provincials, so our   travelled to Courtney to play *one-   Job   nuntm8>   ����e.  teams will do their best to   m a four team tournament,  injury; at times it's looked like  The A team beat all comers  fo{^lt!'-     ���  in an exciting match, with  _ ��� ASC��K? J-3-  A tie.  each team winning one game.  Fools'And ��n the.final whistle  The Gibsons team came out "azy men laughing and em-  victorious in an exciting final. .b.racln8- Wno do you men-  The outstanding players from "?" ,n a ,team  effort like  the     Beachcombers     were  Gibsons   played:   the   kids,  Cheryl Nursey, Sandy Lynn,   Kenny  Miles   typifies   their  Renee      Michaud,      Cheri  !?lid  t-ayj   ��*   P<"*.   If*  Adams. The surprise team of T'erne>; stePPed. ,n and led  4(._ j. A ���.__ .. ,,    them hancino  in  all  oamp.  Much 3 10:30-11:45, Pup  play-off, 140's vs Sabres;  12:00-1:15, Atom play-off,  T&T vs Elphinstone; 1:30-  2:45, Clippers & Aces practice; 3:00-4:15, Delta vs 109's;  Sunday Much 4 7:45-9:00,  Volleyball success ,������,���, �����,���������,,���,,���,  The Beachcomber Volley- hitting and blocking; Shannon c��'d'~ 'hat's ����f "*;���  ball Club travelled to Mission Maeey - setting; Sandy the crowd saw quite a gar  on February 11, and the Bantam team came first in their  section, and the Midget team  came second in their section.  Both coaches, Bennett of the  Bantams, Jacob of the Midgets, learned a lot from this  play-day, where team improvements are required to  bring the teams up to stan<  represent our area.  On the Bantam team the  players who had an outstanding day were Kirsten Storvold, Hanna Jonas and  Christine MaePhee. The team  got off to a slow start due to  ferry travel, but ended up very  strong. They defeated Victoria "Y" in their final match.  The Midget team is trying  hard to learn their positions  thetournamenVwasthe'vverii  *em hanging in all game;  coached young Beachcomber everybody, even ancient artsy-  -.-.at. ~l   a.   \    ~  r���.      w-wiicu young  DcaLinuiiiuer   , "      _:.- -��� ,,  on the court..to unprove team   0mega team who won games  fartsy .Sui8s   ���?   Arrows,  play, and jt showed up in   against all of theiropposition.   "^out there giving his all.  Fishermen! You can win valuable prizes! Enter  play, and it showed up in  Mission. Coach Jacob was  pleased by individual and  some team play efforts in:  serving, setting, blocking,  and spiking. The coach was  impressed by the following:  Christine Klausen ��� all  round team play was good;  Mamie Jamieson ��� serving,  Ski Club meeting  On March 8, 1979 at 7:30 will be two films. As Sigge  p.m. (prompt) the club is will catch the 10:30 p.m.  having a waxing clinic and   ferry, come early to the home  equipment demonstration.  The speaker and demonstrator will be Sigge Bjorklund  of Sigge's Sports Villa, Vancouver. Along with Sigge's  excellent presentation there  of Vic Bonaguro (Gower Point  Road, Gibsons) or call 886-  9411 for information.  Club members bring a  friend. Be prepared to have  some laughs and also bone up  onsomeknowhow!  Outdoors Sweepstakes?  GRAND PRIZE  Winner's choice <>t boal and iruiler phis o Mercur)  80 li p. outboard, Total value lo $8,000.00,  10 SECOND PRIZES  Ten one-week fishing trips - for one person - to  remote fishing camps such bs God's Luke,  Manitoba; Albany River, Ontario, and Kasha Luke.  Northwest Territories. Winners will be guests of  Red Fisher ami will also appear on his television  shows, tilmed on location at the selected camps.  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The Mumps made full use  of their intensive Regina  training by using  psychological warfare on  the poor unsuspecting Maulers when they came on  the ice, with Russian-  sounding'names attached to  their uniforms. This clever  ploy worked, when at one time  Mackintoshvich's team copied  their international counterparts by making the score  6-0. Unfortunately, the six  goals were against them.  One of the posters brandished by a loyal Maulers  supporter proclaimed BETTER NOT OLDER and Hurricane Housley proved this by  slipping the puck across the  goal line, three times in quick  succession.  In the third period the  Mumps came to life briefly,  showing the stuff which  always got them their man  and gave themselves six  goals on their side of the  scoreboard.  With a minute left in the  game, and the score at 14-6,  Strikes and  the Mumps pulled out all the  stops and brought in the  heavies who showed a surprising knowledge of the finer  points of the game by handcuffing the Maulers' goalie to  the wire behind his goal. It  did no good, the red goal line  still proved itself impregnable, even undefended.  The game was enjoyed by  everyone, even the large  crowd, many of whom seemed  to change their loyalties  whenever the whim hit them.  A silver collection was taken  on behalf of the Variety Club  Telethon. It raised around  $200. Donations were also  pledged to the Arena for goals  scored and a sizeable sum of  money was raised.  Perhaps the next time the  Mumps throw down the  gauntlet, it should be for a  musical ride.  (D\ SUNSHINE  \y KITCHENS  FINE CABINETS  886-9411 Gibsons  spares  By Bud Mulcaster  Gwen Edmonds rolled a 316  single in the Classic League  and that was the only 300  rolled for that league.  In the Tuesday Coffee  League, which after last week  I might change to the Gassic  League, Nora Solinsky had a  315 single and a 792 triple;  Ruth Hogberg a 339 single;  and Barb Bradshaw a 328  single. Lee Larsen rolled a  708 triple and Carol Tetzlaff a 757 triple. Good scores  in that league.  The Big Gun last week  though was Don Slack rolling  a 393 single and 862 for three  in the Gibsons 'A' League and  sparing in the Phuntastique  League came up with a 299  single ���a 737 for three.  In the Ball and Chain  League, Freeman Reynolds  had a 325 single and a 795  triple and Al Lovrich had high  triple with an 808 score. In a  rolloff for the Phuntastique  League Elizabeth Raines  rolled a 301 single and Hazel  Skytte finally put it together  (following her "curling"  injury) and rolled a 295  single and a 794 triple.  In the Legion League, Susan  Sladey with a 140 plus average, rolled a 265 single and a  684 triple. And that's good  bowling I  Highest Scores: Classic:  June Frandsen 271-950;  Gwen Edmonds 316-951; Jeff  Mulcaster 265-949; Tuesday  Coffee: Dorothy Hurren 255-  Please turn to page ten   .  VERDA SCHNEIDER  CONSUMER LOANS  OFFICER  As  a   Sunshine  Coast  resident    since    1945,  Verda is well acquainted  with   our   community.  Couple this knowledge  with    her    24    years'  experience here at the  Bank   of   Montreal   In  Gibsons and you have a  lady with the ability to  understand your situation and to help you with  all of your loan needs  from mortgages to personal loans. Verda says  one  of  her   little  pet  peeves is people who go  to town to buy a vehicle  and  get   their  financing  there, without  checking around locally  first.   Verda  can  give  you terms comparable to  those of the big finance  companies and she can  give    you    something  they can't ��� the personal  touch  of  having  your loan requirements  looked after by a neighbour.   Whatever   your  loan needs, see Verda  first.  tt  Bank of  Montreal  The First Canadian Bank  [Gibsons Branch 886-2216  Coast Insulation Co.  Ui,*.,2.,- An answer to Lee  Recreational rebuttal  ood&t news, reoruary <��/, i��/��  VLASSIFIFDADS  On the rocks  The Jim Douglas Rink, pictured In action, look the A event in the High School  Bonspiel last weekend.  the Club.  The Bank of Montreal  trophy for B event went to  the Brandys rink along with  chisel and screwdriver sets  donated by Gibsons Building  Supply. The David Douglas  rink won books donated by  Fawkes Books and Murray  Redman, and dinners at  Andy's Restaurant for their  second place finish in B.  Bonspiel organizer Gibsons  High School Curling Club,  would like to thank those who  helped run the bonspiel,  with special thanks to local  merchants for their generous  donations.  In other curling news,  Drawmaster Maurice Pearson  is busy again organizing the  Club mixed 'spiel to be held  on March 3 and 4. This is  always a popular event, so  be sure and come out to spec-  tate if you weren't lucky  enough to get a rink on the ice.  Elphie students couldn't  lose as they headed into the  finals of the first Green Bonspiel, held on Sunday at  Gibsons Winter Club. All four  finalists were from Elphinstone, knocking out rinks from  Chatelech and Pender Harbour earlier in the day.  In the semi-final of the  A event, Jim Douglas' last  rock killed the last hopes of  the Chatelech foursome  skipped by Gravelle. Behind  by two coming home, Chatelech had first and second  rocks in the house until  Douglas' rock curled in to  cut them down to one.  In the final of the A event,  Jim Douglas, Mike Maxfield and Norm Williams  met Jeff Krentila, Frank  Chamberlin and Brian Lymer.  Dave Douglas' rink with Esther Mechaud in lead, Dawn  Maddern second and Kathy  MePhee third, battled it out  with Mike Brandys, Rick  Buckmaster and Mark Jiew  for B event honours.  Trophies for the A event,  donated by the Canadian  Imperial Bank of Commerce  and wristwatches donated by  Ken's Lucky Dollar went to  the Jim Douglas rink. Records  donated by T.J.'s and Magic  Mushrom were presented to  the Frankie Chamberlin rink  for second place, and third  place winners, the Gravelle  rink, went home with steaks  donated by Super Valu.  Fourth in the A went to the  Suveges rink. Prizes for this  winner were four Gibsons  Winter Club pins donated by  Visit to an Indian Harem  ByMaryCassin PartB  While in Simla we dined  and danced with the highest  in the land, and bowed and  curtsied to the Viceroy as to a  king. One function I attended  was a dinner party at Viceregal Lodge given by the Viceroy for the then recently  formed Swaragist (Indian  Nationalist) Party, quite an  historical event. I still have the  menu in my possession, dated  Tuesday, 30th August, 1927,  which I treasure along with  other mementos, such as an  invitation to meet His Royal  Highness the Duke of Gloucester on a visit to Malaya,  and other such honoured  occasions.  I couldn't help feeling a little sorry for those Purdah  women who lived such cloistered lives and never accompanied their husbands to  public functions.  We partook of unusual  dishes, such as roast peacock,  which tastes much like turkey. (What a pity to eat such  a pretty bird, I thought.)  We left Simla and continued  on to New Delhi, on our way  back home to Malaya. New  Delhi, with its contrast of old  and new, modern parliament  buildings and old temples,  somehow blended together.  And most marvelous of all,  the "Taj Mahal''itselfI  One word in passing, I  feel worthy of note is: That  with all her pomp India seems  to have borrowed most of her  art, and employed Italian  architects to build her beautiful Mosques and Temples.  So, we bow here not to India  but to the glory which built  ancient Rome.  However, while I was there,  I was fortunate enough to see  an exhibition of some excavations which showed plainly a lost art and culture too.  There were evidences of there  once having been deep drainage centuries back, and lovely  jewelry still intact. I can recall a beautiful choker necklace of amethyst skillfully  cut, which could well grace  anyone's neck today. There  were ornate headdresses  too and also a string of pearls,  but alas, they were turned to  chalk. Pearls unfortunately  deteriorate after centuries of  time.  We continued on our way  back through Rangoon Burma with its temples, no  less beautiful than India's,  their golden minarets glistening in the sunshine. Some  temples in India are occupied  by monkeys, which are sacred, along with their cows  and graven images. Strange  the things they worship in  these parts. But they have an  eye to beauty and the so  phisticated in their religion  too; in their exotic dancing  girls, with their hennaed  toes and the jangle of their  ankle bracelets keeping time  as their bodies writhe and  sway in snakelike fashion  to the music, and their hands  raised in upward gestures,  as if in supplication to their  gods. On top of all this, their  bedecked and bejewelled  heads and shoulders, with  fearless eyes looking out on  ne world, instead of peeking out from behind veils.  Then on the famous road to  Mandalay, I met a traveller  on his way there who said:  "Mandalay, pooh! It's  nothing but a lot of flies and  large elephants," and he  never even mentioned flying  fish I But this did not dampen  my ardour for the rest. I can  still see those lotus blossoms  so delicate and so sweet perfumed, so symbolic of India.  And the magnificent Taj  Mahal. There is no sight  more majestic than this perfect alabaster white monument, especially by moonlight, with its appropriate  landscaping in the foreground.  By Frances Berger  Of late I have been approached by many people who  are quite concerned by the  negativism with which Director Charles Lee is surrounding  both the PEP and the Recreation Service programmes, and  at last I feel I have been  pushed to respond. While I  have absolutely no desire  whatsoever to comment on or  to be in any way associated  with any controversy involving Mr. Lee, having been  purported by him to be taking  food out of the mouths of  pensioners and young mar-  rieds, I now feel that I will,  for the first and last time, reply to him. Mr. Lee seems to  feel that he has a monopoly  on integrity around here, and  I'm sorry, Mr. Lee, but I  refuse to let you compromise  mine.  The Fitness and Recreation  Service was originally begun  by the Community Resource  Society when, feeling a need  in the community for various  activities of both a physical  and a recreational nature, they  applied for and received a  Canada Works grant to sponsor such a programme. It  proved to be highly successful, with over ten percent of  the population of the Sunshine  Coast taking part in the programmes last year.  Canada Works regulations being what they are, a  new sponsor had to be found  for this year, and a sponsor  who would possibly be able to  assist the programme in becoming self-supporting, as  this is the last year that Canada Works funding will be  available. The Regional  Board, recreation being one of  its functions, agreed to sponsor the programme for this  year, and to consider taking  over full or partial funding  for the programme next year,  when there would be no  more Canada Works monies.  As there was, in September  of 1978, still the sum of  $4,000 in the Recreation budget that was unspent, the  Board also allotted $2,000  of this to supplement until  the end of the year the very  low wages provided by the  Canada Works grant. It was  at this augmented salary that  all of the Fitness and Recreation Service employees  were hired.  The $5,000 presently in  question with Mr. Lee is the  allotment which would be  needed from the Regional  Board to continue the staff  at their present rate of pay  until September, when the  Canada Works grant expires.  It is comprised of $2,000  left over from last year's  recreation budget, plus $3,000  out of this year's recreation  budget of $4,500 (l/20th of a  mill). It would seem to make  sense to spend at least part of  the recreation budget on the  only group of people here on  the Coast who are actively  doing anything to promote and  E.E.(Mlekey)Coe  Hal Musgrove, Pres. of Musgrove Ford  Sales Ltd., is pleased to announce that  E.E. (Mickey) Coe has Joined our staff as  Fleet and Lease Consultant.  Mickey has been selling Ford products  on the Sunshine Coast for the past  32 years and invites all his friends to  drop in and see him, or phone collect  0-872-5162, H-271-0486 RE car or  truck requirements.  Church Services  Roman Catholic Services  Rev.T.Nicholson. Pastor  Times of Sunday Mass:  8i00 p.m. Saturday and 12 Noon  Sunday at St.Mary's Gibsons  In Sechelt: 9:00a.m.Our Lady of  Lourdes Church, Indian Reserve  10:00a.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    7i30  Pastor Ted Boodle  886-7107 or 886-9482  Affiliated with the  Pentecostal Assemblies of  Canada  UNITED CHURCH  9:30a.m.-St.John's  Davis Bay  11:15 a.m. -Gibsons  886-2333  SEVENTH���DAY ADVENTIST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sat., 10 a.m.  Hour of Worship Sat., 11 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 - 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service - 11:00a.m.  Revival-7:00p.m.  Bible Study-Wed. 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  provide recreational and physical fitness programmes.  Canada Works is essentially  a "make-work" programme.  Areas where unemployment is  high are able to apply for  grants for programmes which  they feel would be of value to  their communities, and federal funding may be provided  to cover minimum wages to  allow these projects to see  fruition. Receiving such wages  is what Mr. Lee refers to as  being a Senior Government  Employee, and he suggests  that recipients are in a position to negotiate such  "granted" wages. The rate  of pay is $138.00 per week ���  or $552.00 over four weeks.  With the money that the Regional Board has allotted,  which works out to $22.00  per week, this now raises the  pay to a noble $160.00 per  week, or $640.00 per month ���  before taxes, which I must  remind Mr. Lee, we pay as  well. I would suggest that  some of us might be better  off to collect unemployment  insurance or welfare than to  work hard for our communities for such little money ���  and if funding is not forthcoming for the Recreation  Service in September we may  have no choice but to do just  that. In an area with as high  an unemployment rate as this  one, we should be grateful for  any way the Federal Government wishes to help in creating jobs, and it would seem  that our local government  should have some responsibility in that area, too.  Mr. Lee accuses us of taking food out of the mouths of  the unemployed, the pensioners, and the young  marrieds. Without these jobs  we would be the unemployed,  Mr. Lee. And we are the  the struggling young and middle-aged couples you are  referring to. Not one of the  six of us are working when  we don't have to. Five of the  six are raising families, and  two of those are single parents  with no other means of support for their children but the  grandiose salary of $640.00  per month, of Which you  would begrudge us the $22.00  per week that the Regional  Board has offered and make  us try to struggle along on  $552.00 per month.  I agree that we must be  very careful with the way we  allow our governments at all  levels to spend our hard-  earned tax dollars. We know  well ��� and probably much  better than you, rich retired  Mr. Lee ��� how difficult it is  to manage in these tough  economic times. But the place  to cut spending is not in jobs I  Not in minimal salaries I  Play your tough, "guardian  of the purse" role with expenditures on things, but  NOT on people I Will you really be so much happier when  the Canada Works grant runs  out and instead of having that  little money coming into this  area to support six families  you have six more unemployed?  And when that grant runs  out, Mr. Lee, you may find  more than just six disgruntled  people. I know that you do  your thirty minutes of calisthenics every day, but some  people would rather learn how  to play tennis, or to dance, or  to do yoga, or any of the many  activities which need someone to teach or lead them.  And some would rather attend  or get together with others  and put on a play. People  may miss the recreational  opportunities they have had  for three years and which will  no longer be available to  them ��� even though recreation is one of the Regional  Board's functions. I should  think, Mr. Lee, that for $22.00  per person per week, and for  the number and variety of  programmes that the Recreation Service is providing  on behalf of the Regional  Board, our sponsor, the Regional Board is getting one  very good deal.  But I have no delusions  that you will in any way alter  your position with regard to  the saving of precious taxpayers' dollars (mine as well  as yours) by penalizing the  already underpaid. You've  got your cause, and no doubt  you will beat it to death. I'm  sure your mind is already  firmly made up, so there's  little point in burdening you  with human facts. May we all  reap our just rewards.  Court  At the Provincial Court held  in Sechelt on February 21,  Gary Connors was found  guilty of fraud. He was given  a $300 fine, put on one month  probation and is required to  make restitution.  Gerald Philips received  fourteen days imprisonment  on an impaired charge, plus a  $200 fine for refusing to take  abreathalizertest.  Larry. Empey was fined  $500 for impaired driving.  n INCOME TAX SERVICE  "      *ml        a located at  W\   CONFIDENTIAL  -Z-z^    BUSINESS SERVICES  SEA-VIEW PLACE   GIBSONS  Personal &  Small Business Returns .  Reasonable Rates      OOD"9030  GIVE  THE KIDS  A GOOD  MAN  BRUCE PUCHALSKI  for School Board Trustee, Area B.  Bruce has lived on the Sunshine Coast for 24  years. He went to school here. He knows the system and he knows the people.  Bruce Is a log grader and a former IWA trustee.  He Is an active member of the Roberts Creek  Community Association and the Roberts Creek  Elementary School Parents Auxiliary. He Is a  Pee Wee hockey coach and a volunteer fireman.  Bruce is a strong supporter of the community  school concept. He and his wife Mary live on  Lockyer Road In Roberts Creek and have two  school age children.  Bruce is capable, hardworking and enthusiastic. We know because we've worked with him. If  you want to know more about Bruce Puchalski,  ring him up. His phone number Is 885-9208 and he  would be happy to talk to you.  Please give Bruce your vote on Saturday, March 3.  He's a good man for the kids.  School District Rural Area B extends from the  eastern boundary of the Village of Sechelt to Port  Mellon (excluding the Village of Gibsons) and also  includes Bowen Island. Polling stations are  open from 8a.m. to 8 p.m., March 3 at Davis Bay,  Roberts Creek and Langdale elementary schools,  at Elphinstone Secondary School and at Bowen  Island Community School.  A service of ICBC  MALA CLAIM  For your convenience  Autoplan's Dial-A-Claim service  a available throughout British Columbia  If you have an Autoplan claim, report tha data*.  by phone first, and for easy reference, phase have tha  Owner's Certificate and your Driver's  licence handy when you cai  If required, an appointment for a damage appraisal  wM be arranged at a convenient time.  GIBSON'S LANDING  claims should be reported to the Courtenay Claim Centra  338-7731 'cofcet'  An ICBC traveing estimator wi examine your vehicle.  ��� INSURANCE  CORPORATION  OF BRITISH COWMBIA 10.  Cout News, February 27,1979.  FREE  BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC  EVERY FRIDAY 1-4 P.M.  TRAIL BAY MALL, SECHELT  Create a  job-we'll  share  fhe cost.  EMPLOYERS - Here's ��� chance lo add Ihe  summer stall you'll need lo gel those extra jobs  done. You provide a worthwhile work experience  for a young man or woman this summer and the  Province ol British Columbia will share the cost ol  wages wilh you.  Yuu'll bo workiny with tho Ministry ot Labour lo  create summer jobs thai provide opportunist's lor  B C students and unemployed youth lo learn work  skills It's a simple system that requires a minimum ol  paperwork yet lets you help yourself and Ihe  economy m a positive way British Columbia  businesses of all kinds and sizes can benefit But act  today The program is available for a limited lime  only Should your situation change in Ihe meantime,  you are under no obligation. Hero's how il works  BUSINESSES AND FARMS - If your business  uf (arm has been in operation lor al least a year, the  Ministry ol Labour will help you pay the wages of up lo  live young people Ihis summer. We will pay between  Sl 30 and $2 50 an hour as our share ol Ihe cost  HOW TO APPLY   - Applications for funding are  available from any Provincial Government Agent.  Ministry of Labour Ollice or one ol the B C. Youlti  Employment Ollices listed below  LOCATION  PHONE  VANCOUVER ISLAND REGION  Courlertay: S76 England Avenue V9N 5M7  334-4403  Nanaimo: 66 Front Slteel  V9R5H7  7536683  Victoria: BOB Douglas Slrtei VQW 286  387-1431  INTERIOR REGION  Cranbrook: 12A - 13th Avenue South VIC 2V3  426 2283  Kamloops: 345 - 3rd Avenue  V2C 3MS  374-0078  Kelowna: 1449 Si PauiStieei viy?M  763 9241  Nelson: 601 Fionl Street VtL 4B6  352-5378  Penticton: 30t Mam street V2A 5B8  492-7247  Vernon: 3306 ��� 3?nd Avenue V1T 2M6  542-1397  LOWER MAINLANO REGION  Abbotlford: 201 - 2630 Bounjum. Wesl V2S 5N7  853-7497  All Other Lower Mainland Areai:  4946 Canada Way VSG 4J6  291 2901  NORTH REGION  Dawion Creek: 214 -10401 ��� torn Street vig 2m  782-5296  Prince George: 1663 Viciona St V2L ?l4  (Local 224/225)  562-6131  Smltheri: 3883 - 2nd Avenue  V0J 2ND  B4 7-4229  Terrace: 4548 Ukelse Avenue V8G 1P8  635 4997  William* Lake: Ste 1    123 Borland Si'eel v?n iri  398-825B  From all other areas, call Operalor for Zenith 2210 (loll  Iree) and an application form will be mailed to you  APPLICATION DEADLINE:  BUSINESS/FARMS  MARCH 12,1979  NOTE All applications received by deadline dale will be  carelully considered lor funding  Province ol  British Columbia  Ministry of Labour  Employment Opportunity Programs  Mmislry of Tourism  and Small Business Development  Fr. Danvers dies  Sechelt Tax service  On January 23, 1979 at  12:15 a.m., Fr. Leagh Danvers  passed on to a higher life at St.  Mary's Hospital in Sechelt,  British Columbia, Canada.  Fr. Leagh was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and spent  most of his young life in that  city.  In 1948, Fr. Leagh was  drawn to the Liberal Catholic  Church by Fr. Barney in Vancouver. In March of 1951 he  was baptized by the late Fr.  Harold Taylor at St. Mary's of  the Angels in Edmonton and  in October of that year was  given Orders to the Sub-Dia-  conatc by Bishop Ernest Jackson. His ordination to the Dia-  conate was done in December,  1963 by Bishop Franz Erwin.  Ordination to the Priesthood  was done by Biship Franz  Erwin on the fourteenth Sunday after Trinity, August 30,  1964, at St. Michael's in Burnaby, B.C.  In 1952, Fr. Leagh married  his wife Ellen, who has supported him in everything he  has done.  Together they built their  home in North Vancouver and  raised Ellen's sister Carol and  their daughter Susan.  In November, 1964, the  small chapel in the basement  of their home was dedicated  by Erwin. While regular Sun-  Bananas  impressive  An action-packed game in a  south-easterly gale on Sunday afternoon saw the Pender Harbour Bananas beat the  Wakefield United by a score  of 6���2.  Within the first fifteen  minutes, the Bananas were  ahead by three with goals by  Gerry Mercer and Doug  Barsolour, plus an own  goal by the Wakefield. Mike  West made the score 4���0  by the half-way mark.  Rory Walker of the Wakefield narrowed the gap by  scoring twice, but these were  answered by Gerry Mercer putting the ball in the net  two more times for his hat  trick.  The next game for the  Bananas will be at 2 p.m.  Sunday, March 4 at Pender  Harbour      High       School.  Bowling  Continued from page eight  684; Rod Powell 245-665;  Al Braun 270-705; YBC Bantams: Lorri Frandsen 155-  283; Victoria Turley 189-  349; Andy Solinsky 166-320;  Roger Anderson 187-327.  CARS AND TRUCKS  Rental ���Leasing  ���Also-  Domestic and  Industrial  Equipment  Seaside Rentals  885-2848  GARDEN BAY MARINE  SERVICES LTD.  34W Wl��.i,.>;��.->.M>.��1��1����  On display  at Garden Bay  Marine Services  AQD40/280.  Compact 130 horsepower.  Diesel economy.  J'  Marine  VOLVO  PEBTTA.  merCrui/er  883-272Q  7 Days a Week  IMMEDIATE REPAIR SERVICE  Sinclair Bay Rd. Garden Bay  day attendance was never  large, special services such as  Christmas Eve Mass would  find upwards or thirty people  in attendance.  Fr. Leagh believed in a community orientated church and  took the services to the  people, performing baptisms  and weddings in gardens,  living rooms, and even one  wedding on a houseboat while  afloat on the ocean. During  his time he performed twenty-  three baptisms, one hundred  and two weddings, and fifteen  funerals. Fr. Leagh was elected as President of the North  Vancouver Ministerial Association in November, 1971,  and held that office for two  years.  Fr. Leagh was a man of  love. He loved people and  everyone loved him. He was  the type of person that made  you instantly comfortable in  his presence and was always  ready to lend a helping hand.  In his secular occupation he  was a hardware clerk. Everyone he worked with enjoyed  him and his employers found  him invaluable.  In 1976 Fr. Leagh and his  wife Ellen and their daughter  Susan moved to Sechelt. Fr.  Leagh loved the Sunshine  Coast and its people. He was  a member of the local Ministerial Association and again,  as in North Vancouver, took  his ministry to the people. He  was employed by the  Macleod's Store in Sechelt  and thoroughly enjoyed his  work there.  In tribute to Fr. Leagh, his  twenty-year employer, Paine  Hardware, North Vancouver,  shut their doors for the day to  enable their staff to attend  services for him.  Services were held on Friday, January 26, 1979, at the  Boal Memorial Chapel in  North Vancouver. Rev. David  H. Hart man officiated with an  attendance of standing-room  only.  Halfmoon  buses  A request from a Halfmoon Bay parent for changes  in the present bus system to  allow Junior Secondary  students a later start proved to  be more complicated than  expected.  Secretary-Treasurer Mills  explained to the School Board  that improvements for one  group of students will mean  dislocation for others and that  it appears to be a six-of-one,  half-dozen of the other,  situation. However he agreed  that bus systems should be  frequently reviewed to  assure best and most economical service and that he  always welcomes suggestions. For example it might  appear to be most economical  to put the nine senior, twenty  junior and thirty elementary  students all on one big bus,  but this might very well not  be the best or most practical  solution.  Mills recommended against  changes in the middle of the  school year as the present  system seemed to have overcome some earlier problems,  and Trustee Dombroski  felt there was a need for much  more discussion with the parents concerned and that the  March 9 educational meeting  to be held in Halfmoon Bay  to discuss the District's  reading programme might  also find time to include  school boundaries and issues  relevant to thc busing system.  Movement means tax savings  Judging by the ferry lines  I have sometimes encountered, it appears as though the  entire population of the Sunshine Coast has moved at  least once this year. Canadians move, and they move a  lot. This is a big country, and  the costs incurred to transport  yourself, the family, all that  junk that you have collected,  and your dog Spot sometimes  get to be quite large. Fortunately, Ottawa is on our side  when it comes to moving.  There are a wide range of  deductions available to us  for the costs we pay when we  move to a new work location.  This article will tell you what  those deductions are, and how  you go about claiming them.  The Canadian Income Tax  Act contains a number of provisions which can help ease  the burden that moving often  places on your finances. They  apply to a taxpayer who terminates employment at one  location in Canada and takes  up employment at another.  The one proviso is that the  taxpayer move at least forty  km. closer to his new location  of work. For example, if you  lived in Madeira Park and  worked at Goliath Bay, and  you moved to Gibsons to go to  work at McNab Creek, you  would get a deduction for your  moving expenses. If you had  moved to Sechelt, you would  be out of luck.  These provisions also apply  to a fulltime student in a post-  secondary school in Canada  who moves to take a job (including summer employment), again moving at least  40 km. closer to your new work  site.  In order to claim moving  expenses you must obtain  form Tl-M, which is available  from the D. N. R. (or Sechelt  Tax Service, who of course  will be glad to fill it in for you,  for a fee). Although no receipts need be submitted at  the time of filing, a taxpayer  should retain them, because  this is one area that is regularly audited by Ottawa. If you  are audited, and you do not  have the receipts, your claim  for moving expenses will be  disallowed and you will not  only owe more tax, but you  will also be liable for interest  on the amount you owe, plus  you may incur penalties, so  save those receipts!  The following expenses are  deductible:  Coat of moving and storage of  goods. This includes both  professional movers and do-  it-yourselfers. For do-it-yourselfers that means truck rental, gas, paid helpers, and ferries.  Traveling expenses from old  to new residences. Besides  auto expenses or fares on  trains and planes, this also  includes the cost of food and  lodging for you and your family.  The cost of temporary accomodations. This can be at either  your old or new location, and  covers the cost of food and  lodging for up to fifteen days.  One note here is that there are  dollar limits per day of lodging  and per meal for food.  The cosl of selling a former  residence. This can be the  single most important item on  a claim for moving expenses.  Included in these costs are  real estate commissions,  legal and notary fees, advertising and other costs directly attributable to the sale of  your former residence. Note:  excluded from this deduction  are expenses for work done to  make the property more  saleable, mortgage penalties,  or loss on selling the former  residence. Some expenses incurred in the purchase of the  new home are deductible, but  the but they are severely limited.  Moving expenses must be  deducted in the year in which  they occur from income  earned at the new location.  However, if your expenses  are greater than the  income earned at the new  location, the difference may  be deducted from your next  year's income. This is called a  carry forward, and is entered  on the Other Deductions line  of the next year's tax form.  (Note: if you do not file a  Tl-M in the year in which you  move, you lose the right to  claim for moving expenses.  No expenses for which you  were reimbursed by your  employer are deductible.  One other matter that is  worth mentioning is what the  tax treatment is when you rent  your family home. In general  a taxpayer is deemed to have  disposed of a property when  its use changes, and he is  then liable for tax on any gain.  Bowen Island Centre  The continuing saga of the  new school and community  recreation centre the people  of Bowen Island need, took  another step forward last  week as the School Board  unanimously approved a  motion by trustee Hodgins to  accept the latest draft of the  proposed contract with the  GVRD.  This is the third draft, the  first two having been turned  down by the Ministry of Education. This one has the blessing of Victoria and the Board  is confident the GVRD will  also approve, so that work  can finally begin.  Tenders have been opened  but cannot be let until all  funding is in place. Part of the  funding was promised by the  former Ministry of Recreation  and the Provincial Secretary  has agreed to honour this  commitment if an agreement  can be reached between the  School Board and the GVRD  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have Vou  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Drop off your Coasl News  ClanlftnU al CaampbtH'i  Famlly Shoes k Leather  Goods to down-town Sechelt.  In the case ofa fmily home, no  capital gain would arise for  the years that you resided  there, but upon renting it you  change its deemed use to a  rental property, and  rental property, and thus  any gain upon future sale or  transfer is liable for tax. If,  after a given period of time,  you move back into your home  you are deemed to have  changed its use again, and you  are again liable for tax on  any gain. Here's an example  of how this works. A person  who is temporarily transfered,  rents his/her $50,000 home  for two years. The home cost  $40,000 and is now worth  $50,000. Thus there is a  $10,000 gain. This is not taxable because it is a gain on  the principal residence. At  the end of two years they return, and move back into their  home. At this point they are  deemed to have disposed of  a rental property at its current  market value. If the current  market value is $70,000,  they are liable for tax on a  capital gain of $20,000. That,  is a fair amount of change I  This situation can be avoided by a simple election on the  return filed in the first year of  absence. At the time of filing,  the person filing can write  a letter to the D.N.R. giving  the legal description of the  property (this can be obtained  from the property tax statement), and stating that you  are making an election under  subsection 45 (2) of the IN  come Tax Act. Each year after  that, up to amaximum of four  years, you can send them the  same letter, using the same  election on your home. If you  have any questions on this  matter, please feel free to  stop in to our office on Cowrie  Street in Sechelt.  Next week: "Single Parents  and Child Care Expenses".  POTTERY SALE  SAT., MARCH 109a.m.-Noon  AT THE CRA^ STUDIO  CORNER OF HWY.101 AND NORTH RD.  ALL POTS HANDCRAFTED  BYPATFORST  on or before March 1.  With so many organizations and departments of  government involved it has  been a long haul to please  everyone, but Trustee Hodgins reported the Bowen  Island residents in agreement  with the latest contract and  hopeful that work will start on  the new school next month.  ORVdEnninc  service  Peninsula  Cleaners  & Laundry  ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS  WHARF ROAD  With  SECHELT       2 locations  885-9554     to serve you best I  1521 GOWER PT. RD  GIBSONS, B.C.  886-2200  STELCK,  BRIAN F.  CANDIDATE FOR SCHOOL TRUSTEE  Bachelor Degree In Education AREA B  Masters Degree In Education  Teaching Experience in Sechelt School District  Member of Current Sunshine Coast Economic  Adjustment Committee  Manager of the Jolly Roger Inn  Property Owner and Taxpayer  Has Children in the School System  WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR VOTE ON  MARCH 3,1979  "Attention  Pensioners"  mnry w. Block  If you have no taxable income, but  qualify for a Provincial income tax  credit, H&R Block will prepare the  return for you at a special low price.  At H&R Block, we are income tax  specialists.  H&R BLOCK  THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE  Gibsons 886-7414  IN SUNNYCREST MALL (ACROSS FROM SUPER VAIUI  DURINO REGULAR MALL HOURS       APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE  Province of  British Columbia  Ministry of  Forests  The Small Business Program  The Ministry of Forests has produced, for discussion,  a white paper entitled "The Small Business Program"  which deals with the proposed position of "small business"  resulting from the new Forest Act.  Copies of this paper are available from the following  Ministry of Forests Regional offices:  631 - 355 Burrard Street  Vancouver  515 Columbia Street  Kamloops  518 Lake Street  Nelson  540 Borland Street  Williams Lake  1600 - 3rd Avenue  Prince George  Market Place  Prince Rupert  Replies and comments should be forwarded to  W. Bishop, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Forests,  Victoria, B.C., V8W 3E7.  The deadline for returns is March 9,1979.  ���MHIMIMUMi  mmtmtmammmmt Coast News, February 27,1979  11.  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Please phone the Coast News  Coast News  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  VON1VO  CLASSIFICATION:  Eg. For Sale, For Rent, etc.  n: :      :  n z ...  ������  . _n:   :  :      :::~: : :         i                   Robert and Eleanor Weston are  pleased to announce the birth of  their daughter, Jillian Nancy, at  Grace Hospital, February 16,  1979; weighing 7 lbs. 12 oz.  Proud grandparents are Neil  and Grace Stewart, Vancouver!  Douglas and Cathie Weston,  Burnaby.  Kelly Adam Is pleased to announce the arrival of his baby  brother, Quinn Matthew, bom  February 10, 1979, weighing  5 lbs., 13 oz. to proud parents,  Lloyd and Wendy Shields. Grandparents are Doug and Leona  Shields snd Jack and Marion  Mellor.  onnouncgmiftj/  ���3^��'  The family of the late Mrs.  Grace Chamberlin wish to take  this opportunity to thank relatives and friends for their cards,  words, and acts of kindness,  flowers and donations to the  Heart Fund and St.Mary's  Hospital. Special thanks to Dr.  Cline and the nurses at St.  Mary's Hospital for their kindness and care; also to Rev. D.  Brown for his consoling service.  The Family  NEW!  DOMESTIC HOUSE CLEANING  886-9351  Wash walls, floors, ceilings.  Dusting, vacuuming, inside windows  Hardwood floor care.  Total interior clean-ups.  Along with total carpet care.  Daily,  weekly,  monthly,  yearly.  Concord Carpet Care Ltd.  Osteriandi Passed away February 19, 1979, Agnes (kag)  Osterland, of Hopkins Landing,  survived by her husband, Ozzie;  one son, Kirk; one daughter,  Joan Hopkins; and four grandchildren. Funeral service was  held in Vancouver on February  2^1979^^^^^^^^  o announcement/  Cr****** ********  BEACH  f  oOMBERSi  A reward of 5* will be offered to  anyone giving irrefutable information leading to the arrest or  conviction of the person or persons publishing derogatory  statements concerning the tall  dark handsome stranger on the  wharf. m  Mr. Hulot's Holiday commences  at 9:00 p.m. tonight at the  Twilight Theatre, Gibsons.  Don't miss it. A Kwahtahmoss  Film Society Presentation.       #9  PLEASE NOTE! We are the  only bath accessory shop on  the Peninsula. Come and  browse at 'Bathroom Accent'  in the heart of Sechelt. 885-  2912.  Are you tired of searching a  ready-to-wear rack looking for  what you never find? Then  treat yourself to a made-to-  measure outfit, for men or  ladies. Speciality ��� formal  wear. Also alterations, designed and assembled by a  qualified European tailoress  (formerly of Hamburg Tailors  Inc., Germany). By appointment. 886-2415. ttn  Western Canada School of  Auctioneering Ltd.  Canada i first and the only complelalyl  Canadian couraa olfwed anywhere.!  Licensed under the Trade Schoola|  Licensing Act, R.S.A. 19700.366.  For particular! of the next course write:  Box 687, Lacombe, Alberta or Phonel  782-6215. aSSSl  Banal' Faith. For information  phone 886-2078 or 886-7355,  Boi 404, Gibsons MO  help wonted  Wanted, part-time motorcycle  mechanic. 885-2030. tfn  S.O.A.P.  Save Our Arena Please  DINNER  Dolphin Room Arena  March 3,1979 Happy Hour 6:30  Dinner 8:00 Mystery Door Prizes  $25.00. Tickets available from:  Jane 885-2383; Larry 885-3271  (bus.)t Nora 885-2984. And at  the Arena.  MARCH  1st  at 4pm. |  Apply at $  Molly's Reach     t  Bring your picture   *  ******************  Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings.  For information call 886-9696  or 886-9904. #26  DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON ���  Spare time commission, salespersons for interesting work.  Knowledge of colour co-ordination an advantage. Car necessary.  Tel. 885-2283, ask for John.     #9  S.O.A.P.  SAVE OUR ARENA  PLEASE  Watch for  exciting events  Coming Soon  affowgonsMil  ���JTototjoudonH  *>���"������"*  Thal'a how ta.l a rlaa.lfltd  want ad mirk.! Clrar oul  unwanted    arllrlr*    and  --^��  JZ3*>   Coast Business Directory ^C"3*  ********* AUTOMOTIVE   *********     ********* ELECTRIC  ***********     ********* PLUMBING **********  EQOnomy AUTO PORTS Ltd.  Automobile, Industrial  and Body Shop Supplies  Sechelt    8BS-SI8I  b^S TomFllsger   Phone 886-7868  "WLectrical  Box 214. Gibsons, B.C.  "CONTRACTING V0N wo  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING-PIPEFITTINQ-STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  need tires?  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  and Electric Ltd.  #        Bill Achterberg  P. M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  ..  I      P.O. Box 609  U      Sechell. B.C.                                            Bus. 885-2332  P     VON SAO                                           Res. sas-noi  886  9033  $>a  iEurnjwan MatatB  We specialize in Volkswagen Repairs  rts   885-9466 *hon��a*  ANDREASSEN    ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving the Sunshine Coast  liLliCTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  T&T Plumbing & Heating  Service renovation  & contract plumbing  7838     Rick Wray, Manager   ******* FLOOR COVERING''''*"*���'  COAST INSULATION COMPANY  Ph. 886-9297  "INSULATION-INSTALLATION"  'FIBERGLASSBATTS"  "BLOWN IN INSULATION'  Residential (New & Existing Houses) & Commercial  ******* BUILDING SUPPLY ********  ��� ~ ��� va  i ti_  Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Construction Plywood, and all Accessories.  .Delivery Phone 886-9221  Highway 101, Gibsons  ��� (y,iit-..d   iUshiial    _V  tzHagax      ar ��'/��(��(= cVfui  Days    886-2756  Evenings 886-9261  ********** Cabinets **********  CABINETS���REMODELLING  Showroom in Twilight Theatre Bldg.        886-9411  \^OPEN SAT. 10-5 OR BY APPOINTMENT ,  ********* CARPENTRY **********  R.Ginn Electric  General Wiring &  Qualified Workmanship  RRS2MARLENERD., one M70  ROBERTS CREEK BBS-SdrS  CARPET-CABINET-CERAMIC CENTRE   .  Open Thurs.. Fri.. Sat.  10a.m.���5p.m.  Howe Sound Distributors Ltd.  .North Road, Gibsons, B.C. 886-2765  ******** MISC. SERVICES *********  A****** DRIFTWOOD CRAFTS * AND*****,  CRAFT SUPPLIES  V.  Cadre Construction ltd.  Replacements and Storm Windows  Expertly Installed  Payne Road, Gibsons 886-2311  * SEWING NOTIONS  JEWELRY^  WOOL  P3  /LAMBERT  n  chtsTRucToes  R.S.(BOB) LAMBERT  TOM MORRISON  LAMBERT ELECTRIC LTD  RESIDENTIAL ��� COMMERCIAL  BilS. 886-6151   RCS. 530-9880  rt  BOX 1160  ^Sunnycrest    Shopping    Centre. Gibsons    886-2525        _,  ^2MS GIBSONS LANES Hwy101fy  Open Bowling Hours: Friday & yy*  Saturday   7 p.m. to 11 p.m.  * jL  and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ^i__.  CERAMIC-QUARRY TILE-   MOSAIC  RESIDENTIAL S. COMMERCIAL  ���bls,B.c.     J.LEPORETILE     Jp��0Hn���E  VON 1V0 886-8097  GIBSONS. B.C.   VON IVO  "Serving  Langdale  to  Earls Cove'  ^"Vo  ^tfow0   Why call 3 men     *aw<w>  ctf��w*eT     to start and finish the job      fi<  When I can do it all with just 1 call  %,/-,    Your call returned same day   .-���art*'  //Vo   Albert or Denise 885-3386 O^  **********   EXCAVATING    *******  Terry Connor  880-7040  PAINTING CONTRACT  BoxiJ4U, Gissons, HC.  V  - Free  PERMATRUSS FABRICATORS     estimates  (Gibsons) Ltd. 886-7318  Located next to Windsor Plywood p.o. Box 748  Residential & Commerciai Roof Trusses Gibsons, B.C.,  J. B. EXCAVATING  886-9031  Watsr, sawar, dralnaga Installation  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimatas ��� Septic Fields  Quality Farm 6 Garden Supply Ltd. -1  �� Feed �� Fencing    "J���  * Pet Food    �� Fertilizer   ��� '  Cadre Construction Ltd. ^  Framing, remodelling, additionsa  HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION-  1 Payne Road, Gibsons 886-2311  Classified  aggregates  Slant Ptvettfttttttrt *��td.  exmwwa^r^mmr   maw m^^mama^^m\wmm^^^^mA*   ^^awwwwj.  EXCAVATING ��� LAND CLEARING  ROAD BUILDING GRAVEL  886-9830  Concord Carpet Care  886-9351  CARPET & UPHOLSTERY  SAME DAY SERVICE  GIBSONS-SECHELT-PENDER HARBOUR  /-T\ TRANSWEST HELICOPTERS (J��.  fjfk) (1965) LTD. MM  V^/ Charier Helicopter Service ^-^  886-7511 Gibsons  Box 875  Gutters Phone: Eaves Troughs  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  885-2992  GIBSONS SAND & GRAVEL LTD  EXCAVATING - LAND CLEARING  ROAD BUILDING GRAVEL  Classified aggregates      883-9313  Commerciai  Residential  Maintenance  Continuous  CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  Ph  885-2921  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Eacavalions ��� Drainage Waterhnes. etc  Roberls   Creek  C & S Construction  Fiberglass Sundecks Renova,,ons  Daryll Star-buck  tc Finishing  Dennis Collins  88b-7IOO ^  VILLA CONSTRUCTION  CUSTOM HOMES & ADDITIONS  Sat.-Sun.    PH: 885-3929        Weekly  All Day After 5 p.m.  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Movmq & Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials tor Sale  Phone 886-2664-     Member Allied Van Lines     RR  I.Gibsons  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  THOMAS HEATING  OILBURNERSERVICE    o0C7in  Complete Instrument OOb'/lll  set up ol lurnace  T.V. SERVICE  Sunshine Coast T.V.  Mon. to Sat. 9:30-5:30 885-9816  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Ole s Cove  B85-9973  Commercial Containers available  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  886-9597 |  Custom Engine & Marine  MOBILE MARINE SERVICE  COMPLETE ENOINE REBUILDS  Kerry Drake  ttSll-JUJU  . nr rev nn       j  a 12.  Coast News, February 27,1979.  work uionkd        uioik wonted       uioik wonted        uioik wonted  Gibsons Tax Service  886-7272  886-7272  ANYTIME  AVERAGE TAX PREPARATION $10.00  SENIOR CITIZENS $5.00  1767 Martin Rd., Gibsons, B.C.  HOME SERVICES  Eavestroughs cleaned and repaired, light carpentry work,  tree cutting, cleanups and pickups, or whatever you have in  mind. Just ask us.  Free Estimates  8*6-9503 #9  ror 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  WINDOW CLEANING  HOURLY OR CONTRACT  FREE ESTIMATES  885-5735 days tfn  Appliance Repairs  H.W.Tankse Stoves  Dryers ��� Elec. Motors  EVES 886-9261  DAYS 886-2756  Furniture     Rcfinishing:     Free  Estimates: Pick up & Delivery.  886-2650 after 5 tfn  PENINSULA  ROOFING  & SHEET METAL  All Types ol Roofing  & Re-Rooting  Henry Rodriguez  Sechelt     885-9585  FOR ALL  YOUR  REAL  ESTATE  NEEDS  TREV GODDARD    886-2658  Seeking protected waterfront on Gambler. New  Brighton or West Bay areas.  136' OF BLUFF WATERFRONT: With fantastic view, 4 B.R., 3  baths, 3 brick F.P.'s, livingroom, famlly 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, quiet area.  $62,500  MARLENE RD: Side-by-side duplex, 2 bedroom homes with  separate dining, laundry facilities, etc., monthly rentals almost  $600. F.P. $55,000  UPPER GIBSONS: Three bedroom home wilh huge sundeck  overlooking Keats, the Bluff and Vancouver Island. Has self-  contained one bedroom suite for 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 from  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  SARGENT RD. GIBSONS: Excellently constructed and designed  4 BR family home with high side view. Brick FP In rec room and  LR, latter with heatilator. Ensuite, generous storage facilities,  utility and workshop areas. Carport. Well finished and landscaped. $63,500  DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY: Six adjoining properties In  Lower Gibsons, ideal for townhouse. condominium or?????  Call for detailed information.  BOB BEAUPRE 885-3531                        PAT MURPHY 885-9487  Wayne  Clapp  CLAPP  CONCRETE  'Foundations  'Driveways  'Custom Work  'Free Estimates  885-2125  after 7:00 p.m.  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  MUSIC  LESSONS  YOU ENJOY  886-9030  CSSIG  Mom  IS0M  Piano A Organ  Begin al age 4 and older  1614 Marine Drive, Gibsons  fia  PROFESSIONAL  DOG GROOMING  forsmall breeds.  Poodles a Specialty  Bathing, Grooming,  Nails & Ears  For Information:  Call Sharon 886-2084  for /ole  music Weavers  New A Used  Albums* Tapes  The Home of People's Prices  r,       886-9737      *  SUNNYCREST  SHOPPING  CENTRE  886-2277  Pibsqns Realty  V/AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD.  VANCOUVER  TOLL FREE  IBSV/NS   i  mth, i  i    682-1513  LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  RR#2, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0  CONVEYANCING-REAL ESTATE CONSULTING-APPRAISALS-    NOTARY PUBLIC  HOMES  KEARTON ROAD: For the horse lovers.  An excellent four bedroom home, featuring livingroom with fireplace, famlly  room, dining area and brand new kit-  SHAW ROAD: Incredible Potential.  Ranch style two bedroom home completely remodelled. 16'x12' master bedroom, fireplace, beautifully landscaped  and fenced grounds. Evergreen hedges  add to the seclusion and privacy of this  chen. Two sundecks and large patio. All hobbV"  ,arm   *i,n   ,hree outbuildings,  this on 2.5 acres of level land In quiet But that's not all! The property Is 5  area. Cloae to schools and shopping. *���� with spectacular view from over  Fenced grazing areas, three stall stable na" the property. Fronts on Shaw Road  and  tack  room.   120x173 riding  ring, with Stewart Road dedicated on the view  16x24  unfinished  cabin   in   rear.   On face. Zoned Rl in the Village of Gibsons.  regional water.  175,000  PARK ROAD: Three bedroom home on  5 acres in Gibsons Property on both  sides are also for sale making a total of  IS acres available for future develop-  with road allowance at back of property.  House Is completely remodelled Inside.  Attractive fireplace, knotty pine kitchen,  three large bedrooms and den. $55,000  LANGDALE: This non-basement Lang-  ment. A good holding property. $79,500 da,e ,nroe bedroom view home featuree  extensive use of granite on exterior and  huge  walk-around   fireplace.   Modern  WHARF ROAD: Executive home. Large  Spanish style home. Deluxe In every  respect. Finished on two floors with quality workmanship and materials. Large  sundeck and carport plus separate  heated double garage Large lot mostly  landscaped A bargain at $00,000  kitchen has solid walnut cabinets and  built-in dishwasher. A garage and workshop round oul the picture. $40,500  1760 SCHOOL ROAD: Cozy, comfortable four bedroom older home on large lot.  ...,���,���.,��������� o    .   . .   ., ..   Conveniently located between upper and  FAIRVIEW RD: Ranch elyl. home on ti    ���,������ GpbMnS] ���.��������� ��������� ^^  acre. Nice setting with glimpses of the   ,  ocean   "-    -'���   "--             '  "  multiple dwelling. Excellent starter  through   Ihe   trees.   Tastefully   tomc a���a a good |nve,,m,nl and hola,rg  decorated  with   large   rooms    Master H  bedroom is 16x11 including ensuite.  Room for full sized dining suite! Living-  room hits targe antique brick fireplace  and su'Klw' is lull length of the house  property. 132,000  OAVIS RD; Ideal starter or retirement  home Only two blocks from schools and  shopping This three bedroom home has  WW everything you need for comfort and  convenience The carport could easily be  1402 ALDERSPRING ROAD Two story converl(* '����'��"% room and a separata  home on quiet cul-de-sac wiih view "fP��rt could "��� bul" on ���"y ���'�������  overlooking. Gibsons Harbour Three *',h,n ,tlB e",ra '"0* landscaped lot.  bedrooms on main floor  Fully furnished   .... , *_���, __   _, .     **iW��  HILLCREST RD: Three bedroom home,  only one year old On a view lot on quiet  cul-de-sac Cloae lo shopping, schools  and transportation. $50,800.50  O'SHEA RO: Small home close to shopping, schools and transportation. Good  Hal land. Two bedrooms, Ideal for retirement or young couple starting out.  Mortgage available. $21,000  GRANDVIEW RD: Large family home on  quiet no-through street. Has fireplace)  upstairs and Earth stove down. Three  bedrooms on main floor and one bad-  room suite in basement. Full basemeni  with rec room and utility. Master bedroom has full four piece ensuite. Large  13x20 sundeck. Yard is landscaped and  has concrete driveway. SN.tOO  GRANDVIEW RD (ofl Pine): Lovely  three bedroom ranch style home situated  on secluded and fully landscaped W acre.  Southern exposure combines privacy  with view of Georgia Strail and Vancouver island. Huge carport allows tor easy  addition of a famlly room and still leavaa  a carport. Sundeck accessed from living  room and master bedroom. Floor to celling cut rock fireplace, thermopane  windows. Winding concrete driveway and  many other features. 163,500  surteon (jffiu'��! Moor Completely fenced  and in Uwn Close to park, tennis courts  and shopping $47,500  OAVIS ft SHAW ROAD A Gold Medallion four bodroom family home Three  levels of luxurious living Four bedrooms,  two balhrooms, two hot water tanks  Family room, rec room and utility. Double glazed windows and separate entrance to basement. $57,000  PRATT ROAD: Hobby Farm Two bedroom home with all appliances ready for  you to move in. Although the horses do  not go, Ihe 3 stall barn with tack room,  grooming area and loft does. Hen house  and laying hens included Large corral at  the rear ol the property. Fully landscaped with trees and shrubs All this on  1.16 acres with sub-division potential.  $44,000  SHAW ROAD: Large three bedroom  home, master with ensuile. Large livingroom with wnlle rock fireplace  Archway lo diningroom. All ready for a  Franklin or Gibsons all-nighter in the  basement. Situated on 4 6 acres of valuable holding property $65,000  JOHNSON & FORBES: Langdale. New  out of tha ordinary rancher on 79x136  lol. Featuring llvlngrom, dining room,  three bedrooms, family room and utility.  Garage, fireplace. Very attractive and  practical floor plan. 141,800  COCHRANE RO: Six bedrooms, four  bathrooms, large livingroom with fireplace and kilchen on full basement with  unfinished rec room. Hot water heat.  Two sundecks. All hardwood floors. On  67x172 lol only two blocks from the  ocean. This house requires some finish*  Ing and can be yours for $86,000  CRUCIL RD: Bright and spacious three  bedroom famlly view home In excellent  condition located within easy walking  distance to schools and ���hops. Large  kitchen with built-in dishwasher and Indirect lighting. Two fireplaces. Huge recreation room. Lots of extra space In day*  light basement for den or extra bedroom and workshop. $56,100  INDUSTRIAL  HIGHWAY 101: 5.3 acres of Industrial with highway frontage. Come In and  discuss your requirements. We can cut  off an acre wilh 177 feet on the highway.  All services available. This Is future  developmenl territory for the core of  Gibsons.  LOTS  CREEKSIDE PARK ESTATES: Located  on North Road in Gibsons. Zoned for  mobile and conventional homes. All  lots on sewers, water, hydro and all  within three blocks ot Ihe shopping cenlre, schools end medical clinic. Priced  from 110,100 to 111,100.  SKYLINE DR: Irregular shaped lot wilh  great view of Village, the Bay, wharf and  LANGDALE RIDGE SUBDIVISION:  Fantastic view lots. An area of new and  varied homes. These lots offer them*  selves to many different building locations. Enjoy privacy and the view of Howe  Sound. Meed from 612,100  SCHOOL Sl WYNGAERT ROADS:  Only 4 of ihese Duplex lots left. Beautiful view properties overlooking the Bay.  Close to schools and shopping. All  lots perfectly suited to elde-by-aidt or  up-down duplex construction. Priced at  $16,800 and $16,500.  HILLCREST ROAD: Only $6,000 downl  Balance by .Agreement for Sale will  purchase one of these beautiful view lots  at the end of a quiet cul-de-eac. All  underground services so there It nothing  to mar the view. These lots are cleared  end ready to build on. The ravine In front  will ensure your privacy. These lots  represent excellent value. Priced from  $13,600  FIRCREST RD: Over 20 nicely treed  building lots to choose from. 61x131.  We will arrange to have a home built  for you. Located a short drive down  Pratt Ftoad. Priced at $6,700 each.  POPLAR LANE: Beautiful flat building  lot with view of North .Shore Mountains.  Located on the end of a quiet cul-de-  sac only 1 block to Sunnycrest Mall  Shopping Centre end schools. All services Including sewer. Adjacent to grass  playing field. 814,900  GLASSFORD RD: This must be the beet  buy on the market. 63x160 cleered.  Sewer and waler connected. Culvert and  fill. Reedy to build. $10,000  BURNS RD: Good building lot, 66x  130, on flat land In Gibsons Village. Four  blocks from Poet Office, stores and  transportation. Lightly treed. Three  blocks from ocean. All services available. 811,000  GIBSONS VILLAGE: We offer you 1/3  boats. An area of very nice nomas. 100   of an acre of park-like property located  feel on Skyline Drive. Approximately 160    within Gibsons Village. Has creek flow-  feel In depth.  LORRIE GIRARD  886-7760  JON MCRAE  885-3670  ANNE GURNEY  886-2164  TRAIL ISLANDS: Large waterfront lot  wilh small cove for moorage. Beautiful  view on three sides. Excellent fishing  spot on your doorstep. Cell & let us show  you this waterfront retreat. 817,600  ABBS ROAD: View of Bay area and  Georgia Strait Is yours from this beautiful  lol in area of elaborate homes. Two blocks  to schools and shopping. 816,900  BEACH AVE: 87.5x206 lot, mostly  cleared with decorative trees left. Culvert and driveway. Close to park and  beach access. 818,000  SIMPKINS RD: Half acre view lot in  Davis Bayl 100x220 approximate size.  A few hundred feet to sandy beach,  school and slore. Level land with a few  evergreens. $16,600  PINE ROAD: .97 acre, southern exposure cleared, waler view. Quiet area with  little traffic. 816,000  CHRIS KANKAINEN    ARNE PETTERSEN  885-3545 886-9793  913,800 ing through this secluded private area.  Needs Imaginative owner to bring out  full potential. Oflers to 810,60011  ACREAGE  CHASTER RD: Two scree of nicely treed,  level land, acroes the street from Cedar  Grove School. Zoning allows subdivision  Into V. acre lots. Excellent for hobby  farm or Investment. F.P.SS0.0O0  LANGDALE: 4.31 ecrea. Excellenl holding property right ecroee from the terry  terminal. Langdale Creek le the eastern  boundary ot this properly. 139,500  CONRAD RO: Next to Camp Byng.  2ft acres with limited access. Leek Creek  runs through this partially cleared level  acreage. Zoned for mobile homes. Ex-  cellent lor your hobby (arm. 319,900  SCHOOL ROAD: 1.56 acres adjacent to  Ihe elementary school. Could be subdivided lo lols. On sewer and all services,  989,000  JAY VISSER DAVE ROBERTS  885-3300 886-8040  for /ole  Most trees, like pets, need care  and attention and trees are our  specialty.  * Topping  * limbing  * Danger dec removal  An insured guaranteed service.  Peerless Tree Service* Lid.  885-2109  Journeyman Carpenter ��� 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 Guy  Curwen, at 885-5328, eves.      tfn  Landscaping and Garden maintenance. Fruit Trees, ornamentals  pruned: hedges trimmed. Flower  gardens installed and maintained.  886-9294 ifn  Swap or exchange cabinet making, carpentry or any handyman's  job for: 4-wheel drive car or tools,  depending on the job. 885-3386.  #10  foi /ole  for lent  for lent  Misc. for Sale  Spring Bulbs  Glads, Begonias etc.,  and more to come  Specialty Seeds  Including New Zealand  Spinach  Lime, Garden  Fertilizers  all of last year's stock  of fertilizer reduced  In price  Cat Food Special  This week only  4 kg. Purina Cat Chow  Reg. $4.49  Special $3.99  Quality  Form 6 Garden  Supplu Ltd.  Pratt Rd., 886-7527  1961 VW, reliable transportation.  1971 VW body ��� good condition  $40. Upright freezer, approx  12 cu.ft. $40. 12' fiberglass  sailboat, $300.885-5226. #9  66 only Grauser Ban for D6-20"  pads, $200.886-9453. #11  Double Fibral laundry tub  $45; Metal canopy for small  truck $150.883-2383. #9  Superior steel office desk and  chair 2 sets of drawers, black with  woodgrain top $150, 886-9410;  Record-a-call answering service  with remote control $500, 886-  9410; Oil heater complete with  2-45 gal tanks and stand $145,  886-9410. #11  Fiberglass septic tank, $100;  9.5 Johnstone $200; Canopy for  P.U. truck, $20.886-9503.        #9  9250  Amana Radarange microwave  oven. Like new. 886-7290 after  6 p.m. #11  186-2912  Glbaona  Lawn Mower &?*  Chain Saw Service)  RICH BLACK DELTA SOIL  16yds. del. $190  112-5844240      tf  Hammond organ, two manual,  13 foot pedals. New condition.  Phone after 6 p.m. 886-7106.  #10  25 ft. Vanguard self-contained  trailer with 2000 watt light  plant.  $5,500 o.b.o.   886-2565.  #9  Smith-Corona office size typewriter "Super Speed". This older  model is in excellent condition  and is likely to appreciate in  value. First $85 secures. 885-  9210    (mornings,    weekends).  Akai AS 970 Receiver 2 ch/4 ch,  50 W per channel, excellent  condition, $400. 886-7059.  Akai CS80SS 8-track recorder-  playback unit stereo and quad  modes, $150.886-7059. #10  One metal fireplace, $75; one  furnace oil tank, 200 gals, $80.  885-3410. #��  wonted lo rent  Responsible young working couple would like to rent small  cottage preferably near beach.  Please call 886-2821 around 6  p.m. Refs available. #11  Responsible couple seek cottage  or small house on Gower Point  Road (or other sunny location)  for year-round rental, or to buy.  Please call 886-2693 in the evenings. #9  foi rent  To rent, furnished or unfurnished  houses. Phone 665-8054 or 886-  7811. #9  Spacious duplex on North Road,  two bedrooms, utility, 1 '/i bathrooms and garage, available  March 1. $235. Phone 886-7625.  #9  Cozy 2 bdrm duplex suite, located in Gibsons close to shopping.  Suitable for older couple or  single person. $190 per mo.  886-2975. __#11  Small home, fridge, stove, 2  bdrms., waterfront view. $275  per mo. Elderly couple preferred. Sorry no pets, no children. References. 886-2166  anytime. #11  Small one and one-half semi-  bedroom, furnished mobile home,  price $2,950, o.b.o. 885-3310 or  885-3417. #11  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. tin  Collages, weekly or monthly.  Housekeeping unils. furnished,  T.V. Kit/. Moid. 88(1-2-101.       tfn  3 bdrm house, near mall on Davis  Rd.. Avail. March 1. 112-874-  9574. #9  One bdrm duplex suite, $200/mo. Furnished modern bachelor suite  Prefer working couple or Individ- on  Reid  Rd.,  Gibsons,   Avail-  ual. Central Gibsons. Call 886- able   immed.   $160   per   mo.  7277. #11 886-7261. #11  2 houses to rent, waterfront.  Near Wakefield Inn, Sechelt.  435-6461. #11  2 bdrm home, Hwy and Conrad  Rd. $200.885-2670. #9  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS  INVITATION TO SUBMIT TENDER  Tender invitations will be accepted for the  construction of chlorination facilities for the Village of Gibsons surface water supplies.  Drawing No. 9.54.1, sheets 1 to 4 and a Summary  Specification List are available at the Gibsons  Municipal Hall, 1490 South Fletcher Road, for a  refundable deposit of twenty-five dollars ($25.00)  Tenders will be received up to 2:00 p.m. local  time on Monday, March 5, 1979 and will be  opened in public at that time and date.  J.W.Copland,  Clerk-Treasurer  llwc/tock  Horse Manure for Sale   886-2160 lf"_  Poultry manure $1.00 per sack.  886-9831. #9  Excellent first horse, quarter-  Arab, roan mare. 15 hands. Tack  available. To good home only.  886-2783. #11  Ram,   long   dark   wool.   Good  breeder. Off season price, $40  886-2543. #11  Straw-horse manure for sale,  delivered for $35 a p.u. load.  Eves. 886-9470. #10  jfl&fc      REAL ESTATE  *  INSURANCE  FLORON  AGENCIES LTD  W  1589 Marin* Drive, Gibsons  Ron McSavaney John Black  885-3339  OFFICE 886-2248  George Cooper  886-9344  886-7316  LANGDALE: Many outstanding features In  this contemporary style 3 bdrm home. Spa-  clous master bdrm with sauna, wired and  lined; cathedral ceiling In L.R., finished In  Calif, redwood; F.P. finished wilh Arizona  sandstone. Kitchen has barbecue and rolls-  serie, ceramic tile floor. Basement ready for  finishing touches, has a window wall. Cozy  famlly room adjoins kitchen. 2 FP with heatl-  lators; double glazing on main floor. $85,000.  GIBSONS WATERFRONT: Qowar Point  area. Two bdrms., large livingroom, fp,  electric heat, full basement, could be made  Into rec room or extra living area. Garage with  lighted driveway; beautifully landscaped.  Very choice property. $85,000.  GIBSONS: Bay area. Close to beach, stores  and P.O. Attractive 3 bdrm home on extra  large lot with good vegetable garden. Home Is  conveniently designed with large livingroom  with rec room, utility workshop and spare  room. $62,000.  GIBSONS: Lower Village, fantastic view from  L.R.; F.P. and flna built-in kitchen. 2 bdrms  on main floor with den or extra bdrm in b'smt.  On sewer. $48,000.  COACH ROAD: 2 bdrm home In secluded  subdivision, nicely landscaped lol. L.R. has  high ceilings with large full-length windows  opening onto sunny garden; acorn F.P.  Kitchen includes dining area. $43,000.  LOWER ROAD: Roberts Creek, 3 bdrm house  with full basement on large lot 110x148.  A/O heat, acorn F.P. In livingroom, sundeck, some fruit trees. $48,000.  VETERAN8 ROAD: Comfortable 3 bdrm  home, 2 baths, master bdrm ensuite, lovely  post & beam, stone F.P. In living room,  A/O heat, extra room in b'smt. Situated on  large lot with good garden area. Must be  seen.  LOTS  LOWER GIBSONS: 3 lots, corner ol School  Road and Highway 101, tremendous potential,  high traffic area. $175,000.  GRANTHAMS: Three lots on Reed Road.  Good Investment property, potential view.  Asking $8,750 each.  ACREAGE: 6.9 acres on level lot; beautilul  property with year-round creek and well-  treed with alder, maple and fir; highway access at Wilson Creek. Would make fantastic private estate or other development. Call  John Black tor map and details. 888-7316.  CHERYL ANN PARK: 2 lots 72x105, no  rock, easy to build on, all services, septic  approved and beach access. $1,500 down, balance at $125 per month & 10%%. Terrific  investment. On lower Cheryl Ann Park toward  beach.  WHARF ROAD: Langdale; good retirement  area; lot 65x193. Try your offer.  ROSAMUND ROAD: Three lots cleared, ready to build. Only $10,500each.  GIBSONS: Level cleared lot in Gibsons Village on sewer and water, 62'x182' obtainable  with small down payment of $3,500.  Inquire for further details.  ACREAGE: Five acres, secluded with creek  across one corner. Beautiful property, good  Investment. Asking $23,000.  TWO STORES: for rent; Inquire lor further  details.  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  J  One large office and sniall store,  Lower Gibsons. View overlooking Howe Sound. Phone 581-  0995, collect. #9  Granthams, 2 br. suite, heat,  elee. incl. $210. Avail. Mar. 1,  886-2549. #9  Large 3 hdrm. executive type  suites. $300 per month. 886-  9352. #10  March I, all cedar furnished one  bedroom basement suite, w/w  carpet, fully fenced yard, Bay  area. $200 per mo. 886-9453.   #10  Three bedroom house, partly  furnished with fireplace. Beach  access, for rent March I. $250.  885-5729 for information. #9  Two mobile home sites near  beach. Free vegetable garden  plots if desired. "Bonniebrook"  886-2887. Sorry, no dogs.        tfn  Available Feb. I, furnished 2  bedroom trailer. 2 bedroom side-  by-sidc duplex. Semi-furnished.  Bonnieebrook. Sorry, no dogs.  886-2887. tfn  I bedroom suite, furnished, in  Langdale. Use of washer and  dryer. $190. Non-smokers. 886-  2629. #9  Room and Board: cosy rooms with  view. Hornc-cookcd meals. Mo-  9033. tin  wonted  Waterfront or view property  with Beach access. Any replies  to C.E.Karr, 5070 Redonda Dr.,  North Van.. V7R 3K2. 985-  6296. #10  Timber wanted: l;ir, hemlock,  eedar and pules. Top prices.  Let us give you an estimate.  rJiO Log Sorting Ltd. I'hone  K8n-789(uir 88h-77(IO. till  Private Timber Wanted: Fir.  Cedar, Hemlock. Top prices paid.  Egmont Contracting Lid. 886-  9066 or 883-9066. #9  Wanted to Buy: Logs or Timber.  Fir. Hemlock, Cedar ��� Porpoise  Bay Logging Ltd. 885-9408 or  885-2032. tfn  Old fashioned wicker armchair  and rocking chair. Please call  886-2821 around 6 p.m. #11  Responsible couple seek cottage  or small house on Gower Point  Road (or other sunny location)  for year-round rental, or to buy.  Please call 886-2693 in the evenings. #9  Wanted, swing set. 885-3967.   #9  Wanted 1915 Ford Model T car  parts   esp.   wheels   and   tires.  Phone 926-4832 eves, weekends.  #9  ATTENTION LOGGERS  Alder, Maple Sawlogs wanted,  F.O.B., any B.C. saltwater dump.  Call    Jacobson-Phillips.   collect  684-6236. #13  30" slove, two door right hand  fridge, built in dish washer,  washer and drver, in white or  gold. 886-9792. #9  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock .Cedar  l.&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  I'hone 886-7033  Sorting unu'iuls. Twin Creek  Double size box spring and mat-  tress   in   good   condition,   also  offers on 4 leaded glass cabinet  doors. 885-9280. #9  liw/tock  mmamS"  sS.  LIVESTOCK HAULING  HORSESHOEING  Patrick Hon ath 886-9845 eves.  I Saanen grade goat bred with  Toggenberg Nov. 27, $100;  I Toggenberg-Alpine grade  bred with Toggenberg Jan. 12,  $100; Open to offers. Pair can go  for $175. Call 886-8003. #9  lo/t    *"~  Furniture from School Road  apartment, three-piece overstuffed sofa, spinning wheel,  bureau. Call 886-7434, no questions. #9  mmma  mwmmmmmmmm opportunitie/  property  moiine  . Hours:  Fri. & Sat.  10a.m.-5p.m.  Appointments anytime  Call 886-7621  Responsible couple seek cottage  or small house on Gower Point  Road (or other sunny location)  for year-round rental, or to buy.  Please call 886-2693 In the evenings^ #9  NINE WAYS TO MAKE MONEY  We will show you how to turn  spare time into cash, part time at  home.  Write P.J.M. St Co., P.O. Box  91331, W. Vancouver, B.C.  V7V3N9. #11  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 V7V2Y7.       #9  FREE for the dismantling: Older  2 bedrm bungalow at Buccaneer  Marina, Secret Cove. Ph. Jack  Mercer 885-9563 daytime. #9  Cafe Nth. Okanagan, - Lumby,  B.C. Leased to July 79. Fully  equipped, 39 seats, $17,500 or  land, building, cafe, equipment  St 2 apts., on 50x200' prime lot ���  $82,500 o.b.o. Owner. 826-  4848; 329153rd Ave., Mission,  B.C. Consider home or large boat  in trade or part trade. #9  'AAftviAAAilAftftArtMMtfki  Bob Kelly Clean-Up  Basements ��� Yards ��� Garages  ��� Anything  Dumptruck for hire  7 days a week  886-9433 Box 131, Gibsons  tfn  ^HkaVaV1kAr>VAA^AA>x AA>\>\ |  Have HAD!  Roberts Creek view, 1,300 sq.ft.,  3 bdrms, 2 bath, family room,  fireplace, Irg. lot, for $53,500.  VA yrs old, owner, White Rock.  536-7386 after 6 p.m. #11  FOR SALE BY OWNER Hopkins Landing view lot on high  side of Marine Drive. Directly  above beach access road and  backs onto Soames Hill Park.  Good building level, existing  driveway. Asking $13,500. Call  886-2658. #11  FOR SALE BY OWNER at Hopkins Landing. Two bedroom fully  remodelled house with potential  in concrete basement for third  bedroom and second bathroom.  Brick fireplace, new carport/  sundeck, kitchen appliances, re-  tiled bathroom, new countertops.  View across Howe Sound and  backs onto Soames Hill Park.  Asking $42,500.886-2658.    #11  Beautiful ocean view lot. Gower  Point area. By owner. Cash offers  886-2887. tfn  National Trot Realty  HOUSEBOAT-$15,900  Lynnwood Marina, North Van  What house can you buy for  $15,900? This onel One or two  bdrms. Call Myrna Chapman at  926-3976 or 922-7701, National  Trust, Suite C1451 Marine Drv���  West Vancouver.V7T1B8.       #9  5 year old duplei plus two adjacent duplex tots, terrific view,  priced below village asses.  Make offer on all or part. 886-  2908. #9  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  Zodiac  Mark III grand raid. The ultimate in inflatable boats. L.O.A.  15'6* load capacity 10 persons,  or 2,400 Ib.s plus 1978 Johnson  35 h.p. motor. Both in mint  condition. $3,500 firm (includes  trailer) Phone 886-8076. #10  17' cruiser, full camper top,  built In gas tank, bilge pump.  125 Johnson outboard on HD  trailer, $3000.886-9453.        #11  Come cry with me  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     diesel.  Boat Moving  & Covered  Winter  ft  Call Garden Bay  Marine Services Ltd.  883-2722 or evenings 883-2602  By Ann Napier  Write Boi 3, e/o Coaat Newa  Dear Ann:  With the recent escape of a  dangerous murderer I have  done a lot of wondering.  How come? If he wasn't  sentenced, why was he not in  a more secure place? The  eye-witnesses were threatened at his trial. It wasn't  as though there was only  one witness, but several. How  will they get people to come  forth and testify in future if  security Is so loose? It is hard  oorden equipment  Early Special: Rooted manure,  also top soil from East Delta.  536-3732. #11  r  Spring StockT  Garden Sui  & Tools  Macleods 885-2171  mobile home/  1973 Chancellor 12x68 mobile  home, 2 bdrms, separate dining  area with built-in china cabinet.  Urge sliding windows. Unfurnished, lots of cupboards. Has  Franklin Fireplace and drapes.  $12,000 o.b.o. Call 885-9053.    #9  Moving, must sell: 1970 45x12  Leader Mobile Home. Fully  furnished 2 bdrm with attached  covered porch. 886-7804.        #11  Mobile home pads available.  Single and double-wide lots.  Sunshine Coast Trailer Park.  886-9826. tfn  Trailer 8x40, 1 bdrm furnished,  set up Cent. Gibsons. Utility  room, ideal for O.A.P. or single  person. Phone 886-7290 after  6 p.m. #11  1074 12x68 Safeway Bonavista.  3 bdrm, laundry room, washer,  dryer, fridge, stove, chesterfield, fuel tanks and skirting incl.  $12,000o.b.. 885-5444. #10  Langdale 2'/i years old, spacious  2 bedrooms, finished bsmt., 2  fireplaces, 2 bathrms, 85x165 lot,  4 appliances, drapes. Owner  transferred must sell. Bring offers. $52,500.886-9692. #9  Duplex Lower Gibsons, $56,000.  Phone 886-2572, daytime, 886-  2383 & 886-7914 eves. #10  Modern 1300 sq.ft., 3 bedroom  home, fireplace, basement,  workshop, patio with brick Bar  BQ, Also large garage, all on 1  acre on Pratt Rd. -i59#C0T  $46,500,886-9154. tfn  IAN MORROW  *  CO.  LTD.  Marine Surveyors, Condition and  detail surveys for Evaluation.  Surveys for insurance claims.  Phone 886-2433,886-9458.  21' woodhull deck twelve years  old, deck and cabin refinlshed in  fiberglass. 110 h.p. Volvo, in-  board-outboard. Runs well.  Leg needs work and some re-  finishing required. $3,000.  885-9038. tfn i  22' Turner Lapstrake in-board  boat. $1,700.886-9831. #9  outomotlwe  1970 Alpine GT Sunbeam. Automatic, low mileage, good condition. $850.        886-7437.      #11  1967 Grand Prix. Best offer.  Phone 885-5670. #11  1969 Plymouth Belvedere, 2 dr.  slant 6, very good condition.  $850,886-9410. #11  1976 Cherokee Chief, 4-wheel  dr. Phone 886-2886. #9  to imagine. Rumours are  about that he sawed his  way out. That's so old ��� could  it be?  Fearful  Dear Fearful:  I have no information that  you don't have. I was as  mindblown as you were. I  happen to know some of the  witnesses. If the police were  seen guarding the ferry  off-ramps, it is not stretching the imagination to think  he might come here. I don't  think they'll get too many  voluntary witnesses around  here, after this escape as an  example.  Dear Ann:  My husband and I spend a  lot of time together. I want to  take off for a while or have  him take a trip.  Does absence make the  heart grow fonder? I've heard  that all my life. We take each  other for granted and I would  like to spark up our relationship a bit. What do you  think?  Too Quiet  Dear Quiet:  Well, I've heard absence  makes the heart grow fonder,  "of someone else" for in-  Automotive  1966 Mustang, deluxe model,  red with black int., mag wheels.  Accept offers. 885-3310.        #11  1971 GMC 5-ton heavy duty van  (13'6'). New 427 motor, exhaust  system and seat. Radio AM/FM,  saddle tanks, $4,500. 886-9453.   #11  1968 VW Station Wagon, good  running order. $600 o.b.o. Util-  stance. It all depends on the  people involved. Sometimes  what you need is a vacation  from each other and the  house and duties. That's not  what we pair off for, but it  sometimes ends up that way.  Take a trip. Buy sassy underwear. Read some farout  book, and come back fresh  ���good luck 1 He may be in the  same old space however.  Dear Ann:  I am writing about some  friends of mine. They divorced some time back. She  found a new man, who lives  with her. The husband comes  and goes as though they were  still married. They are on  such good terms 1 suspect  them of being kinky. I feel  uncomfortable going there.  Do you think I'm imagining  things?  Dear Imagining:  NO I In this period in time ���  all is possible.  Back Class  For all those who would  like to learn some exercises ���  which will help take tension  out of their backs and strengthen them, a three-hour Back  Class and Massage Workshop will be held on Friday,  March 2, from 7:00 until  10:00 p.m. in the Music Room  at Chatelech School. Led by  Evans Hermon of the Fitness  and Recreation Service, the  class will finish with back,  neck, shoulder and foot massage. The class fee is $3.00  per person or $5.00 per couple, and pre-registration is  requested at 885-5440 or  883-2745.  Coast News, February 27,1979  Power Squadron  13.  On February 16 at the home  of Don and Hazel Hadden of  Selma Park, the Sunshine  Coast Power Squadron had  their monthly meeting and  reviewed the shapely measurements of Dave and Gloria  Fyles"Sunshine Girl'.  With a series of coloured  photographs expertly projected by Dave Smethurst,  Dave Fyles traced out the progress of building their dream-  boat from the blueprints to  its completion three-and-a-  half years later, when it was  launched with a bottle of  bubbly.  We wish them both many  E  happy hours of sailing.  The next Squadron meeting  will be held on March 16 ���I  programme to be announced  later.  Query  In   reply   to   Mrs.    Dortf  Fuller's query as  to why aj-  STA grievance was   not   or?'  the   agenda   under   correspondence received. Secretary  Treasurer Mills replied that  all  he had received was  a  photostat without anv covering letter, so he had" filed it  under information  received,  not   correspondence   to   be  dealt with at this meeting.  START TRAINING NOW  THE 2nd ANNUAL  APRIL FOOL'S DAY RUN  IS  COMING SOON  TO A PENINSULA NEAR YOU  MOREL'S  Framing &  Construction Ltd.  "SPEC    &  HOUSES"  specializing in  CUSTOM HOME  BUILDING & FRAMING  886-2440  1964 Dodge, 2 dr., V8 auto.,    ��y   camper   trailer,   6'   wide,  125.886-9831.  At)    $100,886-7370.  #9  1968 Camaro 327 Auto radials,  snows, in dash, AM FM cassette,  Deck, good running condition.  Phone 886-7664, $1,200.        #10  1974 Chev truck 350 cu. In.,  P.S.P.B. A.T., Mags, courtesy  Box, 49,000 mi., $2,900. 886-  7755 after 5. #9  1968 VW, 1500, 4 speed, 4 new  snow tires, tape deck, $600  o.b.o. 886-2754 after 5 p.m.    #10  Rare 1969 Barracuda fastback,  318 automatic, bucket, AM Radio  etc. $1,500 firm. 886-9992.       #9  A number to note:  885-5171  WHARF REALTY LTD.  moiine  16 ft. fiberglass canoe, $225;  12 ft fiberglass speedboat,  $250. Twin Power Head Alaskan  Mill Stihl 070's, $450. 885-2866  after 5 p.m. #9  C.M.H.C. Approved 14' and  Double Wide mobile homes  on sewered lots now available. IO'/i% interst. 25 yr.  mortgage, 5% down on total  cost of home and lot. Down  Pmt. starts as low as $1,695.  NOW ON DISPLAY  NEW UNITS  3 MONTHS  FREE RENT  with purchase  24x48 Atco - 2 B.R. St den  2 full bathrooms, full lap  siding, 16" eaves, 3rd gable  roof. Tastefully decorated.  Used Units:  12x68 Manco - 2 B.R. Front  kitchen with patio doors.  All appliances. Fully carpeted  Like new.  24x48 Statesman. 2 B.R. &  Den. All appliances.  24x42 Colony ��� 3 B.R. Partially furnished.  6 Chickaahft- Aft.  : jattvJ<V*r^>n  plus  large  10x50  large aaftl  corner \9  SUNSHINE COAST  MOBILE HOME PARK  1 mile W of Gibsons, Hwy 101  Open 7 DAYS A WEEK  Ph. 886-9826  =re%-t  NOTICE BOARD.  one 886-2622 V"  motoicycle/  1977 Custom Harley Davidson  Sportster, gloos black, chromed  and polished. Rebuilt top end.  Need  Cash.  $3,600.   886-7074.  HORIZON THEATRE COMPANY  Will mMt twlca weekly from now on. Ntwoonwi ot all com vt ���till  welcome to join Ihe group on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. and/or Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. In Roberts Croak Elementary Gym. For mors Information pleese call 885-0248.  WORLD DAYOF PRAYER  To be held at St.Barthslomew's Anglican Church, Gibsons, on Friday  March 2, at 1:30pm. Everyone welcome. M  PRENATAL CLASSES  March 1,12,19.26; April 2, 0. 7:30-0:30 p.m. al (  lary School. Please p> ^register: Phone 888-2228.  SECHELT GARDEN CLUB  meets Ihe first Wednesday ol every month at SI. Hilda's Hall,  7:30p.m. tfn  SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL MEETINGS:  Every third Tuesdsy of each month, Sechell Elementary School.  Mr. Llzee's Room. Everyone welcome.  TETRAHEDRON SKI CLUB GENERAL MEETING  March 8,1079, 7:30 p.m. (prompt), home ot V.Bonaguro ��� Gower  Point Rd., Gibsons. Guest Speaker: Sigge Bkxkiund.  FAMILY DANCE  March 3, Roberls Creek Community Hall 7-11 p.m., 12.00 par parson. Music try Moonlight Rider. Sponsored by Roberts Creek Community Association Ways A Meens Commutes.  SEA CAVALCADE GENERAL MEETING  Wednesday, March 7, 8:00 p.m. al the 'Kin Hut' In Dougal Park.  All welcome.  BACK CLASS AND MASSAGE WORKSHOP  Learn exercises lo take tension out of your back and to strengthen It,  plus en|oy back, neck, shoulder, and foot massage. Friday, March 2,  7:00 p.m. until 10:00p.m., Chatelech Musk) Room. 13.00 per person,  S5.00 per couple. Prs-roglstrallon requested at 885-5440 or 863-  2745.  PENDER HARBOUR LIBRARY  Membership fees are duo In January and are 62.00 for four books, or  S3 00 for six books lor a two-week period. This Is an annual membership. HOURS: Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Salurday,  1:30-4:00 p.m.  NOW RECRUITING  ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY CADETS  Will parade Monday, 7���9 p.m. at Sechelt Elementary for training  in: search & Rescue; Firsl Aid; Map Using; Communications; Water  Safety; Marksmanship; etc. Interested males and females aged 13  to 18 apply for further information lo: G.Banyay 683*9012;  R.Summerlleld 666.2160; T.Goddard 686-2668.  WESTERN WEIGHT CONTROLLERS  Meet every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Everyone welcome. For regis-  tralion phone 865-9386.  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 b  ment.  SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL MEETING  Third Tuesday of each month, et Sechelt Elemenlary main bulk  Mr. Llzee's room, at 7:30p.m. All  For All  Your  Travel  Needs  peninsula  travel  886-9755  Registered  Travel Agent  The Fitness Service  number Is  885-5440  Every  Thursday ii  r 686-9037,  1  Wally has the -5  answer to your 51  * I  body problem, S ;  ii i  MTHefOY'  7133  r  8:.  s  s  II  We handle I.C.B.C. claims.     $  Hwy. 101 Gibsons & 9  ******************** ii  John R. Goodwin says -  I am going to commence riding my bicycle  again.  1. The first one to hall me with a card in  their hand while I'm riding my bicycle In  the sunshine In the Village of Gibsons will  receive $50 upon surrendering their card.  $  E.&OE  50  2. The first one to hail me with a card In  their hand while I'm riding my bicycle In  the sunshine In the Village of Sechelt will  receive $50 upon surrendering their card.  3. The first one to hall me with a card In  their hand while I'm riding my bicycle In  the sunshine in Madeira Park will receive  $50 upon surrendering their card.  N��-     4501  AGENCIES LTD.  JOHN R. GOODWIN, C.A.  Sechelt: 885-2235 24 hrs. Vane: 699-5838 24 hrs.  PHONE 885-2235 (24 hrs.) FOR A FREE  CATALOGUE OF REAL ESTATE OR ASK FOR  A CARD IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE ONE.  SAVE THIS CARD  AND READ OUR LOCAL  ADVERTISEMENTS FOR FURTHER DETAILS  THE FIRST FIVE PERSONS TO TURN IN  THEIR CARD TO JOHN R. GOODWIN IN PERSON  BETWEEN 9 a.m. & 10 p.m.. ON MARCH 16,1979  WILL EACH RECEIVE A CHEQUE FOR $50.oo  I AM 21 YEARS OF AGE OH OVER & ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIVING   FROM SECHELT AGENCIES LTD. & GIVE PERMISSION FOR MY NAME TO BE  PRINTFO IN A IOCAL PAPER UNTIL THE FINAL NUMBER HAS BEEN PRINTED  AL-ANON MEETING  Signed  Name (Print)   Addfess (Piint)....  Phone No.  'ifll\'IM\\UII[<VVV/;//l.\'il>irVA 14.  Coast News, February 27,1979  Deserted Bay Report  The usual award of $5.00 will be made to the first name drawn from the barrel  correctly Identifying the above location. Send entries to Coast News, Box 460,  Gibsons, B.C. Last week's winner was: L.McKean of Medusa Street, Sechelt,  B.C. who correctly Identified the Incinerator behind the Sechelt Clinic.  More Sechelt Council  The major items on the  agenda at Wednesday's  Council meeting in Sechelt  had been discussed privately  in two committee meetings.  The findings were circulated  and voted on.  Items discussed at the February 14 committee meeting  were: Mr. Butorac's proposal  for an apartment block; the  zoning amendment of Block  10 to Strata development; Mr.  Hall's plans for tourist accommodation at the head of Porpoise Bay;  Mr.  Koch's  re  zoning of the old bus depot  property; and the garbage  collection of Mr. Killam's  block on Dolphin.  The proposal from Mr.  Butorac is for a twenty-unit  apartment block on Lot A of  District Lot 1331. There is at  this time no provision in the  Community Plan for this type  of dwelling. It was decided  that the matter should be referred to the Advisory Planning Committee to consider  its inclusion into the Plan.  On the Zoning Amendment  Police news  Sechelt to Earls Cove  February 19; Some time during the preceding week, a  summer residence on the  Francis Peninsula was broken  into. Liquor valued at $50 was  taken. Ted Osborne reported  that people have been cutting  firewood and burls on his  property at Sunshine Heights.  He asked the police to bring it  to the public attention that this  is an offence, and charges will'  be laid if it continues.  February 20: Nothing was  seen to be missing after a  break and entry to the empty  store next to Benner's Furni  ture.  February 22: A Datsun pick  up, parked on Lagoon Road  was vandalized. The windshield, the driver's window  and the rear window were  smashed. This could have  happened any time within the  past week. An attempt was  made to pry open the coin  box of the pay telephone beside the Shell Station on  Cowrie Street. Damage is  estimated at $150.  Gibsons Area  February 22: Fifty bundles of  cedar shakes were stolen from  a residence on Highway  101.  to the proposed Strata development on Block 10 ��� the  bluff area at the head of  Porpoise Bay ��� the major  point of discussion was whether to study the proposal  along the lines of a development permit area, or to categorize it under Strata development. It was decided that it  would be listed under Strata  development, but that the  words "and amendments  made thereto from time to  time" be included in the  regulations. This was given  first reading.  There are still several points  to be ironed out over the tourist complex outlined by Hank  Hall. Members of Council  required assurance that the  area would still be open to  the general public, both within  the complex and for boat  launching facilities*, also the  condominium concept would  require further scrutinizing.  The rezoning of the area will  be referred to the Planning  Committee. A further meeting  on February 28 with the principals was suggested.  Two types of rezoning were  suggested for the old bus  depot property ��� Commercial  111 or Industrial.  By Terry C. Allan*  Jennifer HopUm  We were beginning to wonder if we were ever going to  see land after the three-hour  boat ride on the "Price". All  of us asked, "how far is it  now?" but we finally got  there.  Boy I We sure have been  busy. We had barely got in  the dorms and made our beds  when they had us go on a  two-mile hike. It wasn't a  very long hike but when some  of us had bearpaw snowshoes  on it seemed like miles because we fell down a lot. On  the second day some of the  group went fishing and the  rest went canoeing. The  fishing was great, Rob Graham and Keith Julius caught  three red snappers and that  was good, since we were only  out for a short time. The  second group that went out  did better. Robby Gibbons  caught the biggest fish.  The others went canoeing  but because the water was at  low tide the first didn't get  a chance to go up the Deserted  River. When our group went  the tide was higher, so we  had a chance to try and go  up the river. There are many  rocks, some we made over by  the skin of our teeth, but It  was great fun.  Wednesday, we woke up at  seven a.m. to find the pipes  were frozen, so four boys  volunteered to pack water.  You don't realize how much  water you use until you have  to pack water to wash dishes  for twenty-six people. It  thawed by 1:30, then it froze  again Thursday morning.  The dish crew pulled together  and finished cleaning the  whole cookhouse.  Some of the girls are already homesick but I'm sure  we will survive.  Folk dancing  CAMpbEll's  FAMILY SHOES and LEATHER GOODS  NEXT TO BATHROOM ACCENT  IN THE   HEARTOFSECHELT  Your friendly neighbourhood     ��*. ^  drop-off point for ^ ~Si>  Classified Ads.  By Susan Elek  The awful thing about  Christmas is that people stop  going to activities, like folk  dancing, with Nancy Mac-  leod and Adrian Belshaw, and  then after the bustle is all  over, forget how much they  enjoyed them and don't come  back.  Folk dancing is a delightful mixture of good music,  international culture, graceful (and sometimes rigorous)  exercise, and lots of good fun  with congenial people. Being  a novice to this magical art I  am constantly amazed at what  a joyful feeling it is to join  other people in choreographed  dancing to music.  Since beginning dancing  with Nancy and Adrian I  have had occasion to sample  two other folk dance classes in  Vancouver. From these experiences I can without a  doubt say that Nancy and  Adrian are exceptional teachers (with the patience of  saints) and that the atmosphere they create is really  special.  They allot time at each class  to teaching new dances, reviewing old ones and to  plunging into the dances  everyone knows, letting the  beginners watch or learn,  then by dancing behind the  circle. But they always welcome complete novices and  pace the class according to  who is present.  So come out and try it this  Thursday at the Sechelt  Elementary Gym, 8���10 p.m.  Everyone of all ages, singles  and couples, are welcome.  SEA CAVALCADE  79  GENERAL MEETING  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7th  AT 8:00 P.M.  ATTHE"KINHUT"  IN DOUGAL PARK  ALL INTERESTED PARTIES  ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION  CALL JIM STOBIE 886-7748  It's Our  finB.A. BLACKTOP*^  "QUALITY SERVICE SINCE 1956"  ASPHALT PAVING OF:  ROADS ��� INDUSTRIAL SITES ��� PARKING AREAS  TENNIS COURTS ��� DRIVEWAYS  GRAVEL SALES  "FOR FREE ESTIMATE CALL"  885-5151  East Porpoise Bay, .Sechelt  Members:  aMWa    Amalgamated Construction  kVafik Association  *ClCTOP LT  B.C. Road Builders  Association  ,*------_-_-  Sate.  60", 45" Polyesters  @ $2.49/metre  Great Savings on Selected  Poly/Cotton Blends  10% off on quality Velours  20% off on Viyella  Starts Feb. 26  Ends Mar. 17 ___  Cowrie Street, Sechelt   885-2725 r  fOR OUR  WINDOWS  10x5   X00        men  single glazed     *OU  reg. $129.80  10x3   X00       mAg.  single glazed    v**��  reg. $84.05  Hwy. 101 & Pratt Rd., Gibsons  886-7359  THE ONLY COMPLETE GLASS SERVICE  ON THE SUNSHINE COAST  mmimmmmtm1MtmmAmAAm^A*mA^laa.mm Coast News Supplement, February 27,1979 2.  Coast News Supplement, February 27,1979  Gibson's Landing, I930's. Building constructed at foot of School  Road ny C.P. Smith for use as a Post Office following retirement  of W.W. Winn. Ed Kullander Garage, with Model A Ford in front,  along Gower Point Road. Proprietors who feel that things are slow  in the lower village might take slight solace from the fact that business was not exactly booming here forty years ago either. Helen  McCall photo donated to Elphinstone Pioneer Museum by Anne  Burns.  JACK LOWOCN tITH FIRST "STOP AND SHOP" ���TORE, |929. OPERATEO Bi  Hooc Souno Trading company. j. h, orummono. proprietor* Coast News Supplement, February if, '979  3.  ���v.  WIUo Wirsn -  more than 70 years in Gibson  By John BunuMe  Wiljo Wiren is one of Gibsons' pioneer residents.  Born in Finland, he came to live here with his family  in 1906 at the age of four, and today from his quiet  home on Reid Road he looks back over more than  seventy years in this community.  Wiljo remembers that there were only three or four  houses on the waterfront in Gibsons when the Wirens  took up 160 acres not far from where he now lives.  The first problems to face the pioneer settlers involved  the clearing of the land. Wiljo remembers that the  Steinbrunners had the largest clearing back in the early  years of the century. Their place was on the site of the  present day Trailer Park on Highway 101.  "Those stumps were really something," remembers  Wiljo. You can imagine a man with handtools trying  to move six foot stumps with all their roots." The Wirens had a team of workhorses and with the aid of  blocks, Wiljo reckons, a horse could pull as much as  thirty-two horses but even then the stumps would have  to be split with powder when it could be obtained and  hauled out in pieces.  Of all the early day families only the Steinbrunners  and the Wirens managed to make themselves entirely  independent on land they cleared themselves.  By 1913 or 1914 the family was in a position to sell  to others, potatoes and milk they produced themselves,  and one of Wiljo's jobs as a young boy just prior to the  outbreak of the First World War, was to deliver the  milk. At first he used a hand-drawn cart, delivering  milk all the way to Granthams. Later the family bought  a pony and milk deliveries were made by pony and  democrat.  Only one or two families lived year round in Granthams at that time though many more used it as a summer resort and so it was largely in summer that the milk  deliveries were made, the production of the cows  being geared for that time of the year.  In addition to the potatoes and milk that they sold,  the Wirens also had a large vegetable patch for their  own use and at one time as many as one hundred apple  trees, though there was very little market for the fruit  at the time.  Schoolboys remain schoolboys throughout the ages  and Wiljo remembers the use the young early Gibson-  ites made of the springs from ladies' corsets which  could be salvaged occasionally. They would chew a  portion of their exercise books until they had got it good  and wet and then with the corset spring fire across the  room at a chosen target. Wiljo remembers one occasion quite early in his school career when he fired just  such a spitball at Herb Steinbrunner but missed and  had it land on top of the teacher's head. "She turned  around quick enough but didn't know where it had  come from. I had my head down looking at my book  but I couldn't tell you whether it was rightside up or  not. I was so scared I couldn't see."  Wiljo remembers Jake Hensa who was a friend of  J.S.Woodsworth. He was a school trustee and came  sometimes to offer support for the occasionally beleaguered teacher. "He was good-natured but with a  rough exterior. He had been in a lot of mining camps.''  Wiljo's high school education was something of a  problem. He had to try to educate himself while helping on the farm. He had a wad of papers in his back  pocket and while he worked, haying or coming up the  hill behind the horse after delivering milk, he would  whip his papers out and study his French vocabulary or  his geometry theorems. Nonetheless he persevered  and even managed to work in a few years at university.  In fact he taught in Saskatchewan for half a year  before he found his way back to Gibsons to teach locally  for another couple of years in the 1920's.  He took his first stint as a logger when he gave up  school teaching and remembers collapsing face down  and fully clothed on his bunk after supper after his first  day on the job with schoolteacher's muscles.  In 1932, "right at the bottom of the Depression",  Wiljo married Florence Charman who was born in  Roberts Creek, though she had left and come back in  1929, the year that the Village of Gibsons was incorporated. The couple remembers how tight money  was in those Depression years. Wiljo scrounged lumber for their first house wherever he could, the bush,  anywhere. "One time I got lucky and got 1,200 feet of  what they called reject lumber for $8.00. "Reject?  You can't find anything like it today." When the house  was finished the Wirens moved in and it had cost them  all told $130. It sat on twenty acres they bought from  the government over a dozen years. The first two years  they were required to make improvements and after  that they paid it off at $50 a year.  The Thirties were lean years with Wiljo supporting  his family at any job he could find. In summers h?  worked in the jam factory and peddling vegetables for  growers. Sometimes he went handtrolling for salmon  which he sold to a fish buyer on the wharf for 4�� a  pound. On one occasion the unemployed were taken  down to Port Mellon to load lumber from the sawmill  there. "We were green as grass," says Wiljo. "We just  had no idea what we were doing." He remembers that  the inexperienced labour loaded the ship so awkwardly  that when she ran into high seas she had to come back  because the lumber was loose and knocking her apart.  ' 'It was a great scheme, that one."  When all else failed there was government relief.  "$3.00 a day and that for only three days in the  month."  By the time the war came Wiljo had got back into  logging. "That was alright," says Wiljo. "$5.00 a day  working for Ted Osborne putting lots into Halfmoon  Bay." Wiljo was frozen in that occupation for the duration of the war, working at most of the jobs in the woods  butmainlyasafaller.  In the Fifties they left the Coast for a time and set-  tied just south of Kamloops where Wiljo worked as s  jackhammer man for the Department of Highways  and it was his skill with the jackhammer that got him  transferred yet again back to Gibsons where he worked  for the Department of Highways until his retirement in  1965.  The Wirens had three children: Ed who still lives  locally, daughter Vivian Geier, and son Arnold who is a  veterinarian in Duncan. Just this past winter Wiljo  took his first trip to Hawaii with Arnold and his wife,  and found the varieties of vegetation a source of great  delight.  Today this son of one of Gibsons' earliest pioneers  lives in quiet retirement. He has seen this place grow  from raw forest to its present development. He has  twice left and twice returned and talking to him, one  gets the feeling that despite the hardships of the  pioneer life,he has never regretted that his parents  brought him here in 1906. 4.  mT  Coast News Supplement, February 27,1979  An architectural approach  Ed. Notet The following pieces Include ths notes of Professor John Haaf of UBC  to Ihe architecture students In his das* on the eve of their recent visit to Gibsons.  Other than Haaf, the wrlten ire stndents giving Impressions formed of Gibsons  baaed on Just one half how talk by myself at UBC and their study of one copy each  of one of last year's Coast News copies. I hope yon And their thoughts and the  questions they ask themselves both Interesting.  'Professor John Haaf  In order that any observational endeavour be significant, it is important that the question, why?, never be  separate from the act of observing.  Since any place is a result of s system of forces which  meet and form that place, we need to focus our observations on the nature of the forces. Naturally, these  forces can be classified in two categories: those which  existed before the presence of man (topography,  geography, etc.); and those which were brought, or are  a direct result of, the presence of msn (political, social,  economic, transportational [alt modes], etc.). Mere  recognition of the forces, though, is not sufficient.  These forces must be understood in terms of csuses,  patterns, values, value conflicts, choice, impending  problems and changes, opportunities, alternatives,  consequences of alternatives, order and meaning of  the physicalplace, etc.  While our observations hsve an immediate value to  us, the ultimate goal is to provide the citizens of Gibsons with a means for understanding their own environmental situation. Consequently, some points to keep  in mind are: the need for comprehensiveness and  clarity; since a community is the meeting of diverse  points of view, a study of that community must base  itself upon the values of all the people; a study of a  community must come from the people who are involved in that community, that is, their values, their  hopes, and their needs in terms of creative response to  those values; a study of a community must be based  upon'the natural order of that place and the meaning  (conscious or unconscious) of that place in the minds of  those who depend upon it.  By Sue Scoble  From the viewpoint of a somewhat distant observer,  Gibsons has a strong personality of its own. A B.C.  coastal village, its roots in both the sea and the land are  strong. Fishing and logging are its traditional and  primary industries, and determine not only the incomes  but also the lifestyles and many of the attitudes of its  residents.  Gibsons also has roots in the past which are in constant conflict with change. It is the 20th Century, and  Gibsons is not far enough removed to be uninfluenced  by the mainstream of urban civilization. The result is a  conflict in values which presents itself in severs! ways.  On one hand, there is a strong sense of awareness of  the natural beauty of the area. In its newspsper,  The Sunshine Coast News, there are repeated references to a "desire to maintain the rural aspects" of  Gibsons, so that it might "preserve [its] unique character". Yet there is also a strong sense of civic pride and  a desire for growth.  While the community is small enough that its residents still know every landmark intimately, new  businesses and a modern shopping centre have moved  in and nothing at all has been done to preserve its  heritage buildings.  A split is also apparent within the community as a  social group. While Gibsons is still small enough that  most of its residents know, or at least know of, one  another, there is a distinction between who is an "old-  timer" and who is new, who makes their money from  the traditional industries snd who from new businesses  or the C.B.C, the "nouveau riche". The C.B.C. would  like to become an organic part of the community but it  is apparent that even its annual party for the residents  of Gibsons is a staged event where people are not really  relaxed. The C.B.C, by "discovering" Gibsons,  and quickening the pace of change, is resented by the  older residents who loved the village as it was. Rather  than the elitist culture of television, there is a desire to  bring in cultural events in which the community  might participate.  So, changes continue to hsppen in Gibsons. While it  is still rural and old-fashioned in many respects, time  marches on and the struggle with change continues.  Gibsons Landing, I938. "Fishing Fleet". Looking down the wharf  and across the bay to Dougal I Bluff, later re-named Georgia Bluff.  With District #l closed, boats from the Fraser River gill-net fleet  appeared here to fish in District #2, upcoast from Gower Point  at 6 p.m. Sunday opening. These vessels would be powered mainly  by Easthope and Vivian marine motors of one or two cylinders.  Nets would be pulled in by hand. After World WEar 2, gill-net  fishermen installed power drums and Chrysler or Ford automobile  motors adapted for marine use. Frank Wyngaert photo, courtesy  Elphinstone Pioneer Museum. Coast News Supplement, February 27,1979  5.  "V,  The steamer's In and folks are coming and going in the bright sunshine on Gibsons Wharf. Sully's Dine and Dance is the same building  that was torn down last week.  By M.Hardy  Gibsons is a small town in the best senses of the  words. The inhabitants are in touch with each other and  conscious of their neighbours' interests and problems.  By extension they are conscious of and concerned about  the way in which their village is run and the developments and changes that are taking place. However,  their sphere of interest is not limited to the Coast, but  extends to the province, the country, and undoubtedly  the world ��� bearing in mind that many of the inhabitants come from outside Gibsons.  The physical smsllness and intimacy of the village  is beautifully typified by their address system ��� "beside the liquor store", "on Wharf Street", etc. The  rural nature is hinted at by the ads to do with livestock,  horses, animal feed, etc. The beauty of the Coast and  the rural nature of die village probably contribute to a  strong environmental consciousness among its inhabitants.  The political consciousness and also the smsllness of  the population is revealed by the frequency with which  referenda are held by Council to decide on village matters. The problems of the village as a whole that are  implicit in the newspaper articles are: lack of funds  on Council, battles with the Regional Board, and perhaps a lack of community energy ��� people are willing  to think and talk but not to go into action.  There seems to be a fair number of people in the village interested in writing, film, theatre, dance and  music. A pottery workshop opened in October, shared  by the School Board and the Sunshine Pottery Guild,  so there is a working interest in handicrafts. Of course  there is the usual Interest in sport, recreation and  fitness.  Impressions: The people are probably friendly to  strangers (accustomed to them), the buildings are  predominantly wooden, the roads steep and narrow  in the lower village, the per capita income quite low,  the population a mixture of retired people, working  class people and refugees from the establishment.  BySharlOrenstoln  Having never visited Gibsons, or for that matter any  other small village in British Columbia, I have no preconceived notions or images to colour my view. However, with this lacking, the tendency for me to romanticize (and probably fantasize) about quaint hillside  European villages is hard to overcome. The only realistic estimations that such a far-fetched connection might  induce concern the community to a greater extent than  the architecture. I imagine therefore the Inhabitants  of Gibsons to be a hard working rather conservative  group with a strong sense of heritage, tradition and a  common awareness in interest in their own history  (past, present and future).  Although I am aware that the village boundaries  encompass quite a large area I have the strong,impres-  sion that the sense of community and urgency to maintain and perpetuate it is quite forceful. The residents of  Gibsons recognize and value their existence as s separate community which is struggling to keep its identity  as a small self-contained village, refusing to be devoured and dissolved by the growth and expansion of  Vancouver,  From just one examination of the Sunshine Coast  News, it is easy to deduce that the majority of the  populace is extremely concerned about the destiny of  Gibsons, particularly those who have lived there for any  length of time, and who in their own lifetimes have already experienced a rapid surge of growth snd change  in Gibsons (which perhaps was neither well-planned  nor desired).  Standing on the verge of increasing growth and an  economic crisis, which appears to be threatening their  very existence, their sense of 'community' and by this  I mean commonality, co-operation and participation,  is most likely heightened. I suppose thst both the population and the village are small enough so that change  will affect everyone and therefore everyone is concerned. This is clearly exemplified in "Letters to the  Editor", s section in the Coast News, in which concerned writers urge their fellow citizens to become  aware of the dangers of continued expansion snd to  resist the chsnge which will destroy the original charac  ter of their village, and the quality of their lives in  general.  The Coast News indicates that there also seems to be  a great deal of discussion and Interest in public meetings. The residents of Gibsons and the surrounding  area seem to be genuinely concerned about their active  and equal participation in such meetings snd do not  want to be misrepresented, disregarded, or taken advantage of, by large developers and by Village Council.  It is apparent that these are people who are conscious  of their rights as taxpayers and who are particularly  concerned about where their tax money goes. This  rather conservative and careful attitude is probably  acquired by the realization that multi-million dollar  projects (such as marinas) always greatly exceed estimated costs, and that the taxpayer generally ends up  paying the difference.  Gibsons, originally a fishing community nestled in a  rather rugged geography, has probably attracted a  hardy outdoor oriented group of people. This view is  substantiated by the abundance of articles in the Coast  News which relate to outdoor activity and work ��� logging, fishing, boating, etc. This seems to indicate that  there exists some strong connections with the land,  the environment and even the wildlife (re: article-  Wildlife Corner).  I suspect however, thst there also exists some sort  of internal conflict, some sort of split between the old  and the new, the traditional and the modern. In some  ways I envision this to be s dichotomy, reflected in their  concern and loyalty for the older village and their  willingness to succumb to the newer, more efficient  services afforded to many by the more recent shopping  mall. Perhaps this dichotomy does not exist within the  individual, but within groups ��� groups which might  be classified by occupation, age, time spent in the community, etc.  I am certain that there will be individuals who stand  out to add colour to this community, snd thst there may  be certain sub-groups within the community which  may be vastly opposed to all of my generalizations.  However, based on the information which I was able to  acquire, this is my idea of what the community st  Gibsons might be like. 6.
Coaat News Supplement, February 27,1979
Above and below are Gibsons street scenes from the I950's. Above Is
Bals Block which burned down In I9S7 while the view from Cosy
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\                                            ._                   ..               ...                                                             _ -t Coast News Supplement, February 27,1979  7.  "V.  ft*;,, v i-;^fvmi, ,iMm& imJmAti.  Many Gibsons residents will remember fondly the Canadian and   rice fields. A few of the letters of greeting to the village which the  Indonesian youths who worked and lived with us last fall.   They   Coast News has received are printed below,  are now living in Indonesia and are pictured above at work in the  Massages from World Youth Students  Dear Folks in Gibsons,  Jan.29/79  Can you imagine 22*C being considered cold, especially where you all are and what time of year it is.  Of course not; even we Canadians, cooked as we have  been for five weeks, can't feel that way, but for the local  populace, well a few degrees less ��� there will be, snow  for sure. And you can't blame people feeling that  way when you live in the 30*C heat all day, every  day. Even though this is the rain season, we have seen  not all that much. It is, fortunately for us, very close to  harvest season for the rice crop. That is good, since it  means people will have money to spend, thus many  little roadside cafes have appeared everywhere along  the bumpy, dusty main road that splits the village in  two. Most of these places sell thirst-quenching ice  drinks of all spectral colours and in almost as many  combinations as one can think of. Canada World Youth  participants have been their most frequent cusomers,  and for good reasons other than taste. The average cost  once calculated in cents, is about 11 or 12 pennies. Of  course included in thst price, is quick and efficient service and a genuine smile.  It must be said that adjusting to the food and temperature here took its toll. Most of the Canadian participants (and some of the Indonesians, too) just couldn't  quickly switch diets and not have their bodies say  something. Some ended up doing detailed investigation of Indonesian washrooms, and they weren't there  doing an assessment for Seaside Plumbing, either  (although a thorough report might hit the pages of  "Plumber's Digest").  Anyway, most of us are now quite regular, have our  appetites, and are now enjoying the many delicacies  found here.  Keep warm, good people, and we'll see you later.  Yours truly,  Steven Robillard  Hello to all our friends in Gibsons,  Jan.28/79  I hope you are all doing as well as we are I this village  is greatl I walk down the street and say 'good morning'  to someone every few steps, they really get a kick out of  hearing us speak Indonesian. The kids here have really  caught on. They fry to trick us by saying 'good afternoon' instead, and see if we answer correctly.  Our schedule is pretty well laid out for us. We work  five days, from 9 to 12, go on an outing once a week,  and have a free day on Sundays. In the late afternoon,  we play volleyball with kids from the village, which I  really enjoy. They really enjoy playing with us, too,  because of Tom's and Rick's antics, and because they  are not used to girls playing, especially tall ones like  Jose and met  Wc are all doing well concerning the language. Susan is even making short speeches in Indonesian I  The dictionaries we recived for Christmas from Guy  and Sihombing really come in handy I  Right now, I'm in a little hut made of bamboo,  writing this to you. The hut is surrounded by a rice  field bordered with coconut, banana and other trees.  There is a beautiful breeze blowing through the hut.  We come here sometimes to read, write, sleep and  relax, There are a few people working near here now,  harvesting rice. Susan and Santji are with me now.  Sometimes when we work together with the villagers,  clearing a road together, we are treated to young coconuts from some generous family. That's my favourite  kind of work. Lifting the young coconut up and drinking  the juice from it. It's so thirst-quenching.  I would love to learn how to climb one of those trees I  Sue, Santje and I are teaching English three nights a  week at Sue's house. It's very interesting! We have  about twenty or more attentive students. Some kids  come from pretty far away to attend. Umar, Jose,  Kathe and Deay are also giving English lessons.  One evening, the committee arranged that we go  visiting to five houses in the village. We spent half-  an-hour in each house and were fed at each one. We  had to eat or else they would be offended. By the time  we left the last house, I thought I would burstl That was  quite an evening.  The outings we go on are great. We've been swimming twice, which was greatl I never get tired of going  somewhere (even if it's hot and crowded and the  driving's crazyl); there's always something new and  interesting to seel  There is so much to learn and do here, there never  seems to be enough time in a day. We've already been  here one month, but it only seems like two weeks. I  know time will go by too fast and we'll be leaving before  I know it. I would love to stay here longer, Already,  some of our friends here have told us how ssd they will  be when we leave.  I hope the winter is not treating you too badly in  Gibsonsl Take care and I'll see you in Gibsons in  March.  Love, Kelly Malngot 8. Coast News Supplement, February 27,1979


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