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Array The Sunshine  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15c per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  March 14.1978  Volume 31, Number 11  ���HK^tasjrsjserajTMBHriai  Regional budget approved  Most of thc members of the Regional Board were on hand  last Thursday evening to rehash thc 1978 provisional budget.  Under normal circumstances Ihe figures are presented to Victoria at the beginning of the year, and three months are allowed  for final adoption. This year however, due to differences of  opinions between thc directors over several of thc allotments,  lhc final provisional draft was still incomplete.  By the time the 3'/i hours meeting was over, all thc major details had been gone over and a final budget was ironed out,  which will be presented at thc regular .Board meeting on March  16th. and to thc P.U.C. meeting on March 23rd. Final adoption  is now possible by thc 30th of this month.  One of the main points of difference was the $19,144 set  aside tor consultation tecs. This was for a soil test in the Pender  Harbour area and a floor plan study in order to determine the  growth and direction of commercial operations on the Coast.  It was felt by Area C director, Charles Lee, that this figure  was astronomical and would only end up by showing the amount  of empty stores in the area. He pushed for cancelling it completely. It was argued by Robin Addison, the Regional Planner,  that the soil test was crucial and that the floor plan study would  be helpful in compiling thc vicinity plan. She pointed out that  she had done a considerable amount of shopping around and  that the quotations by the consulting firm were not out of line,  plus the soil testing could now be done very cheaply as an offer  had recently come in from another government agency in Pender Harbour. The figure that had been proposed, she explained, was the top of the line and was adjustable.  In the opinion of Chairman  Hocmburg, this was one of the  most important points in the  budget and should be given  careful consideration. He  felt that even if it was decided  to allot money for this project  in view of the savings men-  i... *d for the soil study, that  the total figure should be adjustable downwards.  A vote was taken, and by a  margin of five to two, it was  decided to keep the program  in the budget. When discussion opened on the amount  to be set aside, it was decided  that $3,000 of the Region's  money should be used. This  would make available a grant  from the province, bringing  the total to $9,000.  A figure of $1,000 was on  the books for thc relocation of  new employees. Director Lee  felt that in view of the high  wages paid to them, new staff  members should pay their own  moving expenses. Again  Planner Addison pointed out  that it had always been the  policy of thc Board to pay up  to $500 toward expenses  incurred, with half the payment on hiring and the other  half once a period of probation  was completed. In addition,  thc applicants she was presently interviewing had been  advised that this was policy.  In light of this information it  was decided to keep the money in the budget.  It was decided to include  Youth program  A representative of the provincial Department of Labour will  be visiting the Sunshine Coast this week to explain this summer's program for interested businessmen and others that the  program could assist.  Joseph Calado will be in Pender Harbour on thc evening of  Wednesday, March 15th, in Sechelt on the morning of March  16th, and in Gibsons during the afternoon of March 16th in  the Municipal Hall between the hours of 2.00 and 4.00 p.m.  Jon McRac, President of the Gibsons and District Chamber  of Commerce informed the Coast News that the object of the  program was thc promotion and development of skills which  would prepare the young for future labour. A secondary object is to stimulate job activity in the area.  "The money is available and should be used," said Mc-  Rae. The Gibsons allotment, for example is $12,303 for the  business community, $5,209 for non-profit organizations, and  $1,830 farm allocation. In the case of the non-profit organizations the funds from thc government need not be matched in  any way by the organization.  The other funds will be distributed on the following basis:  thc government will pay all benefits and $1.30 of wages between $2.60 and $2.99 per hour; $1.50 of wages between $3.00  and $3.99 per hour; and $2.00 per hour on wages of $4.00 and  over,  The program starts on May 1st and ends on September 29.  Employment is expected to cover a minimum of forty days  within that time period and should cover 35 hours per working  week.  $500 for wage losses in thc  budget for the Roberts Creek  fire protection area. This  money was mainly to compensate glen Krause who is  holding thc double position  of Fire Chief and Assistant  Fire Marshal. The two positions were cutting into the  time hc could spend on his  business.  Concern was voiced over the  amount available for the Halfmoon Bay area. It was felt  that if thc expenditure was to  remain within 5 miles it may  be necessary to reduce the  equipment list.  During a discussion on  garbage disposal, Joe Harris-  son pointed out that the road  leading to the Pender Harbour  dump could do with extra  maintenance. It was on the  books that it was graded twice  a month and he wondered if  this could be stepped up.  Director Thompson explained  that this was under contract  to a Pender resident, Rod  Wells, and he graded it only  when called. It was decided  to administer sufficient funds  to insure that the road would  be graded regularly. The  controversial subject of recycling was brought up by  Director Harrison. A grant  of $800 was available last  year and he put it to the  committee that this be continued. Director Thompson  was "violently opposed to  it". He was of the opinion  that it had been tried for  three years and nothing of any  consequence had come of it.  Director Lee concurred with  his views, but the rest of the  * Please him to Page Eight  Police news  Police in Gibsons request that  the public take the time to lock  their vehicles. In the past week  two cars were reported stolen.  This brings the total for this year  up to twelve. All of the cars had  been left unlocked and most of  them had the keys in the ignition.  On Sunday and Monday, thc  5th and 6th of March, two similar thefts occurred. Three cottages on the same property in  Roberts Creek were broken into  and a sizeable amount of antiques  were taken. The next evening  at a home on Gower Point Road  more antiques were stolen.  Over the weekend of the  3rd to thc 6th a Poulon chain  saw was stolen from the Avalon  Log Sorting Grounds. The model  number is 5200 and thc saw is  valued at $450.  In County Court in Vancouver  this week two local cases come  to trial. On Monday the 13th,  Sean McCord stands trial for thc  murder of Billy Black. Thc trial  is expected to take two weeks.  On thc lbth Wayne Garandza  goes on trial for the robbery at  the Kruse drug store last year.  "-'���'nminu  Powerline change  Adamant opponent of recycling, Morgan Thompson, looks skeptically over a book  on the subject at the meeting of the Regional Finance Committee held last week.  Resource Society review  The Sunshine Coast Community Resource Society will  hold its Annual General Meeting in the Gibsons" Unileu  Church Hall on Thursday,  March 16, 7:30 p.m. Mrs.  Ann Jarrell will be the guest  speaker on this occasion and  will address the meeting on  the subject of an Adult Day  Care Centre.  On the eve of its annual  mi eting the Resource Society  looks over a year of extensive  and varied activity. Publicity  and Membership Committee  Chairman, Mr. Jack MacLeod, has reported in the  newsletter released recently  that a drive has been undertaken by the medium of the  local newspapers to have  previous members renew their  membership as well as to  find new members. Membership receipt books will be  available at the March 16  meeting.  The report of the Minibus  Transportation Committee  indicates thai the Minibus  has been operating virtually  at capacity recently. The  bus carried a total of approximately 6,903 passengers  during the year of 1977 and  travelled  a   total   of  59,348  kilometres.  Co-ordinator Betty Wray,  reporting for the Volunteer  Bureau, said that'the Bureau  now has 47 members and has  shown steady growth. Some  of the activities of the volunteers include assisting the  Public Health Nurses in Pender Harbour and Gibsons  and working as teaching  assistants at Sechelt Elementary and thc Sunshine School,  as well as many other volun-  * Please turn to Page Twelve  Thc Cheekeye-Dunsmuir  power line proposal has  apparently taken a new turn  that greatly increases Lasqueti Island's chances of  being avoided.  According to Bruce Barclay, spokesman for a group  of property owners on Sakinaw Lake that is in close contact with Hydro, the top  priority route to Vancouver  Island now hops from thc  Mainland to Texada Island,  runs north to thc Gillies  Bay area and then passes  underwater to Cape Lazo.  This crossing stays within  the twenty kilometre limit  over which Hydro would be  forced to make underwater  cable splices. The route-  option was always there and  in fact was pointed out to Hydro engineers by representatives of the Pender Harbour  Ratepayers but Hydro has  only lately given it serious  attention.  This change has not so  far affected Hydro plans for  the power line route on thc  mainland side, which would  still pass over thc northern  Sechelt Peninsula to Cape  Cockburn by one of the three  routes rejected by the Ratepayers, thc public, and thc  Regional District.  Barclay, however, points  out that the change creates  new arguments favouring a  reoute by the northsidc of  Sechelt Inlet and Jcrvis Inlet to an aerial crossing in  the Vancouver Bay area,  then on to a site south of  Westview where it would  cross to Texada Island. This  route was studied in the  route selection study by Beak  Consultants and was found lo  be   feasible   but   was    not  favoured at thai lime because  Hydro had no interest m  being so fur north. The  Weslvlew rotne has thc advantage thai thc bottom of  Malasplna Stroll in thc area  is choice for coble crossing  much preferable to the Cape  Cockburn arco. The route  still has one aerial crossing  of a seaplane flyway bul ii  docs eliminate several others,  Barclay said his group will  he holding ;i meeting with  lop Hydro officers on March  1 (Stli al 7:30 p.m. in thc John  Oliver High School and  representatives Irom this area  arc invited In observe.  Dick Milner. a director of  B.C. Aviation Council, said  his group, which opposes  aerial crossings of any kind,  has an important meeting  with Hydro coming up on  April 3 and will be reporting.  The Regional Board on  February 9 requested that the  Minister of Ihe Environment  initiate public hearings on  thc power line lo be held by  thc Environmental Land Use  Committee, a cabinet committee headed by Ihe Minister. No reply has been received to date. Directors  Harrison. Hoemberg. and  Almond met with Hydro  officials lo establish a series  of small local meetings bin  no dales have vet been set.  Court  It was a quid week at the  Sechelt Provincial Court last week  with only two convictions I'm  driving while under lhc Influence  of alcohol, ,1,'inics Jackson and  Jean Silver were fined $.150 and  $200 respectively, the latter  also receiving six months probation.  One hardly dares to speculate what's passing  through the mind of this mallard drake in spring  time in Sechelt Marsh, confronted as he is ��� (  two partially submerged ducks.  School Board hears reports  School trustees of S.D. #46 are pictured at the      meeting they held last week in Madeira Park   Elementary School.   Principal Frank Holmes of  the Pender Harbour Secondary School presented a report  to the Board of School Trustees at their regular meeting  held in Madeira Park on  Thursday, March 9 concerning  a conference he attended in  Vancouver recently specifically concerned with smaller  secondary schools. The conference was held at the Hyatt  Regency from February 22  to 24 of this year.  The conference was the  third annual meeting of educators and trustees which  dealt with smaller secondary schools. It was attended  this year, Holmes told the  school trustees, by approximately sixty people drawn  from the ranks of principals,  trustees, directors of instruction, and superintendents.  Also representing School  District #46 at thc conference  was Director of Instruction  John Nicholson and School  Trustee Kay Dombrowski.  In his summation of the  conference, Holems said that  it was important that the  small secondary school  is a specialty area with many  positive and strong attributes  and should not become or  attempt to become a carbon  copy of the large secondary  school. Thc Pender Harbour  School Principa concluded  his report by saying: "This  was a good conference. For  the first time I sense a definite line development taking  shape  Students at thc junior  high school level who arc having trouble with their work  frequently live in homes in  which there arc not two natural parents, have attended  during their school career  more than two schools, and  show in a majority of cases  a history of poor attendance  dating   back   to   elementary  school.  There in i some of ihe  findings unearthed bv ihe  CO'Ordlnoti'i ol Learning  Assistance lor School Distriel  #46. l-d Nicholson, in a  study undertaken lately al  Elphinstone Secondary  School.  Thc study was restricted  * Continued Irom Page Eight  Gibsons ratifies  At their regular council meeting held on Tuesday. March  7th, the Village Council of Gibsons ratified the agreement  reached recently with the Regional Board to join in a joint recreational function. Recreation Committee Chairman Lorraine  Goddard informed the Coast News thai the ratification was  contingent upon the Regional Board accepting the Gibsons  Swimming Pool as being included in the recreational package.  [Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday| Coast News, March 14,1978.  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday by Glassford Press Ltd.  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1VO Phone 886-2622 or 886-7817  Advertising /Photographer - Ian Corrance  Receptionist/Bookkeeper -M. M. Laplante  Typesetting - Cynthia Christensen  Editor-John Burnside  Advertising - Penny Christian  Production - Henry Sum  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast  British Columbia: $12.00 per year; $8.00 for six months.  Canada except B.C. $15.00 per year.  United States and Foreign $20.00 per year.  ��  CNA  Co-operation  There must be something in the wind  these days, something with a mellowing  Influence, Look what's been happening  for goodness sake. Here we have thc  Gibsons Council, largely elected to tell  those pushy so and so's on the Regional  Board where they could get off, agreeing  to join thc recreational function with the  rest of thc Sunshine Coast, ratifying  promptly an agreement in principle they  arrived at in a joint meeting last week.  And if that wasn't enough, we are told  that at the recent Finance Committee  meeting of the Regional Board Director  Charles Lee actually commended Finance  Committee Chairman Peter Hoemberg  for the fullness of his explanations  on thc different budgetary items.  These may be surprising items in themselves but it is by no means the purpose  here to imply that there has been a loss  of either principle or prestige on the part  of either the Gibsons Council or Director  Lee by these somewhat surprising  turnabouts. Rather, what has probably  happened is that both the Gibsons  Council and Director Lee, having made,  in their separate spheres, it abundantly  clear thai they were not going to be  stampeded into any facile agreements,  have in the fulness of time and to their  own satisfaction decided that the path  of co-operation is a path which could  with honour be followed; that in fact  the opponents against whom they had  girded their loins were more harmless,  more helpful, and less menacing than  they had thought.  Let us hope that this is the ease.  What  we have seen in the rounds that by  the nature of our work we must make of  the various councils and governing  boards, locally, is that by and- large  the people of the Sunshine Coast are  being served at the moment by relatively  selfless men in whom the hope of per  sonal gain or ego aggrandizement  is not a major factor. They arc, in short,  for   thc   most   part   reasonable   men.  Having said this, wc are not saying  that what will be done or what has been  done will be automatically to the satisfaction of all. Disagreements will still  occur, without doubt, but perhaps we can  look forward to the disagreements of  the coming weeks and months - whilst  they may still be exercised with vigour -  yet we may see them resolved finally  and each time in a spirit of amicability  and conciliation. What we have the right  to expect of men in public office is  that they will serve their term or terms  each according to his own light but with  the good of the community as a motivating force.  At a recent meeting of the School Board  one was struck again with the thought  that the School Board has in some ways  set the tone which may now be about  to prevail throughout the region in the  various elected bodies. A mere five years  ago the School Board was a focal point  for ill-feeling. The trustees distrusted  the teachers; the teachers distrusted  the trustees; the secretary-treasurer  was often at loggerheads with the superintendent and often it seemed that every  man's hand was against every other.  That situation scarcely seems possible today, yet it was so. Today's School Board  meetings remain a model of harmonious  give and take all round and if the transformation can take so completely in  school board matters we can hope that  it will at least be possible in other areas.  In any case the developments of the  past few weeks, including those mentioned above, bode well for the immediate future, in the activities of our local  governments. Co-operation and common sense, when employed, make a  powerful twosome.  History  Again this week we would make reference to the snippets of the past which  wc regularly put at the bottom of these  columns. Fifteen years ago Lester Peterson suggested to a Parent's Auxiliary  meeting in Roberts Creek that perhaps  the time was at hand when a history of  Roberts Creek could be compiled. It has  taken fifteen years but that history is  now available in our local bookstores.  It is on interesting and entertaining  little folk history does credit to all those  who worked to produce it.  It is well worth some attention.  . .from the files of Coast News  5 YEARS AGO  The C.B.C.Beachcombers television  unit is back for its third season.  Pat Lane and Peter Trower, local  poets, read their work to local high  school students for two hours this week.  Fire Chief Dick Rannigcn presented  plaques to Johnny and Bob Wilson  commemorating their 25-year service on  thc Gibsons Volunteer Fire Dcparment.  10 YEARS AGO  Regional College proposal for thc  school district was defeated by a vote of  93I to 466 this week,  .School District #46 plans two major  projects in thc additions to Sechelt Elementary School and Secondary school  expansion.  Sechelt Municipal Council decides  to use Mr. F.A.Reyburn, Regional  District Building Inspector, as the  Sechelt Building Inspector.  Mr. F.A.Kiobhan of Rcid Road,  Gibons, celebrated the occasion of his  94th birthday with a bridge party.  15 YEARS AGO  The Texada Towing Company tug,  Black Fir, sank near Gower Point. All  four men aboard managed to gct to shore  near the home of W.J.Vernon.  Lester R.Peterson of Gibsons, addressing a Parent's Auxiliary Meeging in  Roberts Creek, suggested that it was time  for the people of Roberts Creek to start  work on a local history of their own. Mr.  Peterson had just recently published  "The Gibsons Landing Story".  M.L.A Tony Gargrave, speaking in  the legislature, suggested B.C.Ferries  needed better public relations.  20 YEARS AGO  Educational Week in Pender Harbour  was fittingly celebrated with the official  opening of the new high school at Klein-  dale. 400 people gathered to witness the  opening ceremony.  A motion ratifying the new breakwater  in Gibsons Harbour was passed at the  Tuesday night meeting of the Gibsons  and District Ratepayer's Association.  A site on Glassford Road has been  chosen for the new United Church  building.  Last week members of the Sechelt  Rod and Gun Club installed a new  trap for firing clay pigeons.  25 YEARS AGO  Robert Telford, local agent for the  B.C.Power Commission in Gibsons died  suddenly this week.  A near capacity crowd gathered in  the Roberts Creek Community Hall to  har a program presented by the Roberts  Creek String Orchestra under the directorship of Miss Margaret Mclntyre.  Quick action on the part of the Sechelt  Volunteer Fire Department got a chimney  fire in the home of B.Gordon, Sechelt,  quickly under control at 10:309 a.m.  Tuesday morning.  30 YEARS AGO  Residents of Sechelt, Selma Pork, and  Davis Bay thoroughly discussed the proposed plan to incorporate Sechelt at a  mass meeting at the Legion Hall last  Friday night.  William Faulkner and Lloyd Davis were  chosen as chairman and secretary  respectively of the Pender Harbour  section of the Sechelt Peninsula Board of  Trade.  Expenditures for local school district  reach $60,580.IOfor current year.  .    to' " X   ^^aaaaaaWaaaaW^  '&*  ttt^  it ' Pi 4.1   ���-����� "   *  ���      .     ���.*'������*   ��� -��     .  ���*-��� .  West Howe Sound, 1907. Boys from first YMCA summer  camp, located beyond picture to right, disport themselves in  pellucid coastal waters. During that same year George Hopkins bought former 160-acre Thomas Morrow pre-emption  inland from this beach, complete with buildings abandoned  by Mosher logging operation. In 1908 Hopkins had a plot  of land cleared and a seven-room home built above former  _.   >  lean-to bunkhouse, left. Also in 1908 a government wharf  was built to touch shore to right of erstwhile cookhouse, which  was remodelled to become Welcome Lodge, first cottage in  the new community of Hopkins Landing. Trees behind are on  Soames Hill. Road was pushed through to Gibson's Landing  in 1909. Photo courtesy Hopkins family and Vancouver City  Archives. L.R.Peterson  Musings  John Burnside  By John Burnside  1 feel especially qualified for  a little discourse on the subject of human hair. Why  especially, you ask, or do you  have to? After all it's something we all have in common  or have had in common.  There's our own and other  peoples'. I will not wax lyrical here about long hair on  women cascading like a waterfall over features, thrown back  and revealing when the wearer so chooses. Of all the temporary shelters that I have  enjoyed in an often wayward  and unsheltered life there is  no shelter in which I would  hide myself more temporary  and more beguiling than the  transitory shelter of a woman's hair. But I said I would  not talk about that. It has nothing to do with my credentials.  1 have hair. I look forward  to the day that 1 will be bald.  At present my hair is like a  cloud on my children's lives.  They all have blonde and manageable and entirely civilized hair. But here's the rub.  So did I until I was fourteen.  I have pictures to prove that  once upon a time I was your  standard north-western European with blonde straight  hair. I can remember being  teased by barbers for my  cow-lick, which was the name  that barbers used in the days  of short hair cuts for that little tuft at the centre of the  back of the head where the  hair was undetermined which  way to lie and consequently  decided just to stand up. It's  common in children and less  so in adults but in my case  the cow-lick took over and  persuaded all it's fellows to  stand up and be counted with  it. My entire head of hair is  something of a cow-lick.  Hairdressers have looked at  it and shaken their heads in  disbelief. My latest dear lady  who with what regularity she  can gets me into her shop and  tries to impose some order on  it listed its aberrations one  day. Some of it is very fine  and some of it's all the colours that human hair can get  to be and all this on one head.  And none of this was true until  I was fourteen, which is what  worries my children as they  approach puberty.   They are  fond of their dear old dad but  they live in dread that one day  soon one of them will find that  they have inhereited this particular hallmark of Burnsidian  eccentricity. I try to reassure  them that it's not a bad fate  but they look at the corkscrewing indomitable madness of it  all and I can see them shudder.  If it were always the same it  would be less difficult to live  with. It loves the rain, however. It grew on a rainy west  coast climate and when the  rain falls it behaves itself.  I never deny my hair the rain  for sometimes after it's had a  good soaking it will pretend  that it is normal for two whole  days. When that happens and  however I am feeling, which  varies wildly in itself, people  will compliment me on my  appearances and say how well  I am looking and decide that  I'm not going to die next week  after all. A week later they  see me and the hair is standing defiantly to attention and  1 am again the gaunt doomed  maniac they always knew me  to be after all and I swear it's  all in the hair.  I have had my qualifications as a schoolteacher  gauged largely on my hair.  On a fairly recent occasion I  grew a lot of it and a full  beard equally defiantly unmanageable because I was  playing the part of John the  Baptist in a theatrical production. It was generally considered on the evidence of my  hair and beard alone that I  had gone quite mad and was  either planning to destroy  society in frontal attacks or  was working to undermine  the moral fibre of it all by  nefarious and subtle skullduggery against the young.  Twice in the pages of the  Coast News it has been described as electric hair. Rob  Dykstra, editor a few years  ago, and John Faustmann  recent columnist and old  acquaintance have so described it. Other people too  numerous to remember have  said with varying degrees of  joviality that I looked as  though I'd just stuck my  finger in a light socket and  was still experiencing the jolt.  I smile mirthlessly and as the  years go by with increasing  wanness.  I walk into the police station on a routine call for news  and the lady who works there  offers me a comb. With simple factuality I decline, telling her that 1 gave up on  combs many years ago because they always broke in  the unequal struggle with this  indomitable mop. 1 do have a  hairbrush with porcupine bristles wiith which I beat it down  ever so briefly but I never  persuade it to be docile for  very long.  To those who say that something must be possible let me  say that in wrestling with the  problem for a quarter of a  century I have tried everything. In the fifties I tried  all manner of hair applications in a vain attempt to affect the D.A.(Duck's Anatomy) so popular at the time and  now popular with the Fonz on  T.V. When my attempts in  my teens to be modish and  stylish proved futile 1 tried  cutting it off. I can remember  going into a barber shop in  Montreal somewhere around  1956 and asking for a brush  cut - as short as possible.  "Can't give you a brush  cut. Nobody can," said thc  barber with finality. "Hair's  too frizzy."  With the coming of long  hair in the late sixties things  seemed to go a little better.  Suddenly there were masses  of men with long hair in varying stages of unkemptness.  It was my misfortune then to  be in a profession where it  was frowned upon. Suddenly  I became "The Hippy Teacher" though goodness knows  my battle with my hair had  pre-dated even the beatniks  let alone the hippies.  But perhaps after all baldness need not be my aspiration. Lately, I think I begin  to detect another change in  the nature of the stuff. Unless I am much mistaken it is  becoming straight again, or  at least it's losing the defiant  tangled frizziness which has  been the bane of my life for  years. It may just be possible that in the years to come  it may delight me by becoming  a silver dignified topping lending me that elusive quality of  respectability. It is to be  hoped.  Slings & Arrows  George Matthews  By George Matthews  Last week 1 attended a conference of educators and businessmen sponsored by the  University of British Columbia  Extension Department on the  subject of literacy. The subject of literacy is of interest to  me both as a counsellor and a  teacher of English and I hoped  to find out more accurate information on thc extent of the  problem and what could be  done about it.  Part of the conference was  devoted to examining the recent Language Assessment  program conducted by thc  provincial government. This  assessment information was  gathered recently by testing  the language skills of students  in grades 4,8 and 12. The statistical data and analysis gathered in thc provincial government report is much too extensive and complex to quote  here and is potentially misleading if presented out of  context but the reports are  available from thc Ministry  of Education in Victoria. Suffice to say that for all its  shortcomings, the report represents the first rational attempt to find out if in fact thc  quality of literacy in B.C. is  adequate.  Interestingly, during the  two and a half days of the  conference no one attempted  to frame a useful definition of  literacy. Some people said  anyone with less than a grade  9 education was considered  "functionally illiterate";  others, that anyone who could  not comprehend standard  newspaper reporting; others,  anyone who could not pass a  college entrance exam in composition; and then there were  those who said a person is  illiterate if he cannot read or  write.  Obviously identifying the  illiterate person is extremely  difficult. You would for example be hard pressed to find  anyone born in Canada under  the age of fifty who cannot  read or write. In all my teaching experience I have only  seen one person who could  neither read nor write. The  problem arises then when we  begin to attempt to identify  those people who cannot read  or write well enough to perform all of the functions of  good citizenship; buying, selling, voting, working, and  generally keeping informed.  An analysis of the statistics  gathered by the Ministry of  Education reveals thc characteristics of the less than literate person in B.C. Remember that thc criteria for literacy arc being arbitrarily  established by university'  professors and teachers and  it could be that they are  saying that anyone less literate than they are, is "functionally illiterate". The less  than literate person in B.C.  is most likely a boy. especially at the grade 4 or 8 level.  He is likely not a native speaking speaking Canadian and  his parents may not speak any  English. Hc has probably  attended four or more schools.  He has low occupational expectations or has no idea of  what he will do when he gets  out of school. He watches  television four or five hours  per day (an hour or two a day  apparently has no particular  affect). Both of his parents  are unskilled or semi-skilled  workers. Hc reads fewer  than two books per year and  reads no magazines or newspapers. This student also  works sixteen or more hours  a week.  A number of other features  identify this statistical, illiterate person. He lives in an  isolated part of the province  and hc may have attended a  one room school. Clearly the  statistical child docs not exist,  at least in great numbers, but  all of thc features listed above  apparently have a great affect  on literacy.  Some conference members  devoted themselves to discovering ways to help the less  than literate person and some  great advances have been  made particularly in helping  the student who has English  as his second language. All  in all however, given a profile  of the illiterate individual,  he appears generally unlikely  to want to try very hard, at  least as a young man, to improve his literacy skills.  That brings us to the third  part of the conference which  dealt with the problems of  illiteracy in the world of work.  It seems clear from the discussion that for a number of  reasons modern jobs require  more and more literacy.  Management for example  finds more highly literate  people easier to train, thus  a savings in training time and  money. The sad fact is that  there are many many jobs  that do not require high lev-  * Please turn to Page Three  r  m ����� illWHMHWWM'l  Coast News, March 14,1978.  LETTERS  Thank you     Shocked Sadness  Dear Editor:  1 would like to thank all the  people who helped make the celebration in honour of International  Women's Day a great success.  Over fifty people attended what  was a lovely party. Special thanks  to the people who provided all the  terrific food, musicians who entertained us royally, and to the  film committee for the thought-  provoking and humorous films,  A truly memorable evening.  Thank you all.  Sharon Craig  Women's Centre  Nit-picking  Editor:  While reading your editorial  of March 7 1 was amazed to discover your opinion about the  lack of a two way charge by B.C.  Ferries concerning the Sunshine  Coast.  Is your main intent to manufacture more bureaucracy?  It has become an ever increasing pain to travel on the ferries  and the government has spent  very large sums of our money  trying to make it run smoother  (honest, I don't really believe  it.)  All those elaborate covered-  over ticket booths on the Horseshoe Bay side should make it  quite obvious, the problems in  dealing with each vehicle in such  a manner.  Go count the time it takes for  ten vehicles to travel through  both booths on a hot summer  day.  There are so many sensible  reasons why the present system  should remain that I cannot honestly believe you became involved  in such a foolish, nit-picking  matter.  Teri Dawe  Garden Bay  Editor:  Your columnist, Mr. Ian Cor-  rance, shocked me with his column on Leg-Hold Traps. He admits of course that leg-hold  traps are cruel. We agree there 1  But Mr. Corrance states that  the government has told trappers  to change traps, that this is the  law. How 1 wish it was true I  The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals  has been trying to get rid of the  cruel leg-hold trap for years, we  have been pressing governments  to develop humane traps.  Why should Canada bear the  shame of having to admit that,  with all our 20th-century technology, we still subject our animals to archaic trapping devices?  (When the trigger is stepped  upon, leg-hold traps grab the  animal by the leg in their unrelenting cold steel jaws. They  hold the animal alive, to fight  the trap and die by exposure,  starvation, freezing, etc.)  The government has not, I  am afraid, said to change traps.  Leg-hold traps are legal in  Canada. Contrary to Mr. Corrance's statement, there are no  humane traps to change to.  A government committee with  a half million dollar budget is  working to develop humane  traps. After four years they  haven't tested one trap fully  yet!  The B.C.Government committed itself to Ban Cruel Traps in  1978. What's holding things  up? We urge readers to write  Premier Bennett and ask him.  Bunty Clements,  President, Association for the  Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals, 1316 E. 12th Ave,  Vancouver, B.C. V5N 1Z9  It is with great sadness that 1  learned of thc sudden death of  John Daly. In this day and age,  it is truly rare to find someone  who is totally dedicated to the  good of society with no thought  of personal gain. John Daly  was just such a man. In the relatively short time that I knew him,  John threw his energy wholeheartedly into thc now successful campaign to stop B.C.Hydro's  proposed McGregor Dam on that  major tributary of the Fraser  River. As a commercial (roller  approaching retirement, he explained that fishing had been  good to him and now he wanted  to make sure that it would continue to be a healthy industry and  way of life for succeeding generations.  It was this same practical concern for the environment that led  John Daly to actively protest  against the proposed Kitimat oil  port, the Clearwater uranium  mine, and the SOOkv transmission  line from the mainland to Vancouver Island. Although John  was well aware of the need for  new energy sources, he knew  also how little had been done to  conserve energy. Unlike all too  many politicians, captains of  industry, and Hydro officials,  John Daly realized that energy  projects cannot be allowed to  take precedence over human safe  ty or decimate the most productive salmon fishery in all of North  America.  One thing is certain, it will be  hard for others to follow the path  of a dedicated pioneer like  John Daly.  Graham Farstad. Chairman  McGregor Action Group  * Continued From Page Two  SLINGS  els of literacy which are only  open to highly literate people.  Many false barriers have been  created to mitigate against  far less than literate people.  In many respects if these  false barriers were removed,  a great part of the "literacy"  problem would disappear.  The conference was of  great value to me as a counsellor and teacher although  the only thing I can do about  it is to try to apply it to my  work with the students in  my classes. Judging by the  discussions at the conference,  our schools are doing a good  job and are reacting in the  right way in attempting to  improve literacy locally.  GIBSONS  TAX SERVICE  INCOME TAX  PREPARED  7 days a weak  Ollice: 1767 Martin Rd.,  Giosons  886-7272 A.Jack  ������w  ���P  K  Davis Curio S  Specialty Shop  ^BOHC   1-tDAIM   '&>  PRIZE DRAW ��<  Can  FBDB help  you?  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POTLINK  First of Four Parts  By Peter Trower  Four-thirty a.m., Midsummer, Nineteen Fifty Seven:  I'm walking the Kitimate  potlincs wilh Luigl Milanas  who's just a year Irom Salem-  o ami bound to instruct me in  thc millwright's nude. Only  our coveralls distinguish us  from ihe equally-grubby  production workers. They are  elad Identically in thick  brown-woolen pants without  rockets or culls and gray  Stanfield undershirts worn  out-side like smocks, lhc idea  of this compulsory uniform is  to deflect any stray globules  of molten metal that mighl  spit from ihe open pot-edges.  We share a common loot-  gear - clastic-sided and steel-  toed fishermen's boots that  can easily be kicked off in  emergencies. We share too,  the same fouled air and furnace environment but unlike  thc hapless pot-crews, forbidden to stray far from their  sections. Luigi and 1 possess a  certain mobility. Wc are lackeys ofa slightly-higher order.  Our status as members of  thc mechanical department,  permits us the run of this  gigantic warren - all six quar-  ter-milc-long potline buildings; the numerous repair-  shops and storage areas;  thc whirring tunnels of the  conveyor-systems (hat feed  endless bauxite lo thc ever-  hungry colossus.  It especially  Pages from a Life-Log  Peter Trower  permits us access to the orange overhead cranes, two  to u building, that do the real  bullwork of the plant and are  our chief responsibility.  It is our task to service these  biiildingwide monsters, replacing burned-out motors;  greasing Ihe innumerable  bearings; airhosing  giddy   girders  free  of  keen about such malingering.  The   potlinc-buildings   arc  connected by  long corridors  at   cither   end   that   run   at  rightangles, the entire length  of thc smelter.  They are separated  by   storage-yards  except between  lhc  third  and  fourth   buildings   where   a  their  large open  area  houses the  dust,  various   shops   and   offices,  fifty-odd feel  above  the ce- dividing the  plant  into  two  nieiii. On Ihe dayshift during distinct sectors.    Our baili-  the warm months, this can be wick comprises the three new-  a sticky proposition in more er lines, a slight advantage  ways lhan one. Sandwiched  between the sunheat from the  roof and the hot breath beating up from thc pots, you're  soaked clean through in a matter of minutes. Graveyard  shift lias its compensations in  this respect. It's relatively  cool. But it's sure as hell  hard to stay awake.  Ihis hour between four and  five always seems the worst.  1 plod along beside Luigi  like an obedient zombie,  trying to keep my eyes open.  It's been a slack shift so  far - nol even a minor trouble-  call. We're on a routine inspection-tour, one of two that  are supposed to be made during the course of the night.  Sometimes wc just sleep in  thc lunchrooms and don't  bother but there's a new  foreman  on  duty  who  isn't  OPEN  Good Friday & Saturday,  March 24 & 25  CLOSED  Easter Monday, March  March 27  <y  StlWicl&Oay^  Friday, March 17th e^J  SECHELT LEGION PIPE BAND  Special of the day:  Irish Stew & Potato Cakes  or  Old Irish Steak Pie  Gibsons  886-9816  "������'"���^y~-"-"r-77  since the older lines are much  dirtier and tend to have a  greater number of breakdowns. A central passageway  splits thc building-units  into two further sections  and it is down this that Luigi  and I are presently walking.  We emerge from the slogan-daubed neutral-zone of  tunnel between the buildings  and enter Line Four. The  noise and the smoky glare jolt  me briefly alert. A crane  rumbles by with a crucible of  molten aluminum swaying  dangerously from its hook.  At the end of the building, it  will be lowered to the deck  of a heavy-duty trailer and  towed by tractor to the remelt  department, for refinement  into ingots. Three-wheeled  crustbreakers peck along the  pot-edges like strange birds,  dragging their air-hoses behind them. They are essentially giant mobile jack-  hammers whose task is to  break up the rock-hard scum  that is constantly forming on  the surface of the magma.  Behind them, the ore-trucks  trundle, feeding more bauxite  to each tub of furious red  soup, replacing the ore the  crucibles have sucked up. It's  an endless process, repeated  over and over.  The pots stretch into the  distance down either side of  the building and in both directions. They don't look like  pots in the slightest; more like  rows of giant surreal batteries.  The   molten   metal   bubbles  . 9j\ 9j* aj% rfanjK gp #|% if* aj* #|S Jp tj% Jp 0jm arjn  NDP  Try us for Good Books  From Bantam  & Ballantine  886-7744  ^U via Mf *n\* elg +I0 *1* *1> *1* eMa jfa ifa ^U ^1�� i|g tto jl�� %fa |lg fjia tip alg jij ata mtm ilf ^lr tX* ili lit* *aU *A*  *J* ��|t nfi if *fi ^ iju JJ* tj* *^ if *|S #J�� *P, *^ *f* *P *P *I* ���(��� *|* *P T* 1* *t* *f* *w* *r *P *P *P *P  beneath these identical  superstructures in floor-  level vats like sunken steel  bathtubs. The 'batteries'  consist of huge pitch-blocks  imbedded with steel studs  and suspended in oblong metal casings on the fiery near-  aluminum. The studs burn off  gradually into the bubbling  flux and are replaced at regular intervals by stud-pulling  devices on the cranes. There  arc no conductors at the end  of each pot through which  raw electricity constantly  surges, heating the pots,  reshuffling thc bewildered  molecules. This whole dynamo-dependent place throbs  with enough power to light a  city. I am conscious always of  its elemental presence. Sometimes you can actually smell  the ozone in the air.  Tonight, you can smell  nothing but smoke. Line  Four is hazy with it. The  scrubber-fans in the roof  that are supposed to draw it  off. can't be functioning properly. Luigi and 1 slip on the  respirators we wear like rubber medallions and commence  our dutiful circuit of the line.  The masks filter out the worst  of the fumes but, worn for  any length of time, they chafe  the sweaty skin. Still, it's  preferable to breathing poison.  Blearily, I keep pace with  my irksomely energetic  partner. Luigi is an abstemious man who spends his off-  hours taking walks in the  woods and writing love-letters to his fiancee in Italy. I  wish I could say the same but  in addition to being tired as  hell, I'm suffering the tag  ends of a considerable hangover. That's how she goes.  The knowledge of our proximity to those fuming pot-edges  keeps prodding me awake  each time I start to nod off.  One of our jobs is to replace  burned-out motors in the twin  jacks that keep each pot-casing levelled. This requires  actually stepping across  those molten moats and  climbing up on the pot-structure itself. About a year  before, an unlucky millwright  somehow slipped, sank one  leg in the magma up to the  thigh and almost burned it  off. This is no place for a  somnambulist.  It's a gloomy grimy dream I  wish 1 weren't having. I remember the sense of shock  1 felt on that first day over a  year ago; the feeling of having  committed   myself  to   some  Duo Recital  Eric Doolittle-cello  Susan Elek - piano  Sat.March 18, 7 p.m.  Sechelt Elementary Gym  ADMISSION: adults-$2.00  children-50C  | Part of proceeds to go the ���  ��� Grand Piano Fund ���  I  0  Mar. 17th  15#/i   OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE  %  NEW Spring Fashions  Arriving Daily  (except merchandise already marked down)  ONE DAY ONLY  A good selection of Ladies, Children's and  Infant's wear for the discriminating shopper.  &unsmne  Wharf St., Sechelt,      885-5611  HUH ' ;':#rr��sMiii:if:":yii:is  Twilight Theatre  Two films in the action-suspense genre will be on view at the  Twilight Theatre this week. The  first stars Clint Eastwood in a  role which is something of a  departure for this particular star.  Eastwood plays a cop but this  particular cop is no omnipotent  Dirty Harry. In the film, The  Gauntlet, Eastwood plays a cop  who is escorting a witness, played  by Sondra Locke, to trial. Locke  plays a hooker and both she and  her police escort are set up to  be killed before the trial can take  place. It is the lady's quickness  of perception that keeps the pair  alive and it is through her efforts that Eastwood emerges  from it all intact and with Locke  as his intended bride.  Both stars give strong, competent portrayals and it is the language which earns the film its  'Mature' rating rather than the  violence or the sex. The Gauntlet  will be shown at the Twilight Theatre Wednesday through Satur  day, March 1518.  Piper Laurie stars in the second offering of the week, fresh  from the performance which won  her an Oscan nomination in thc  film Carrie. Laurie plays the title  role in the eerie suspense thriller, Ruby, and while the film is  a 'shocker' it is also a well-  made film, ably-directed by Curtis Harrington. The screenplay  by producer George Edwards  and Barry Schneider has both  surrealistic and supernatural  overtones. Miss Laurie, usually  clad in red, is particularly effective. Living in the past and  out of touch with current reality,  she runs a drive-in theatre which  happens to feature a horror  film on the night that strange  forces from a nearby swamp  attack theatre employees.  Also prominent in Ruby is  Stuart Whitman and Janet  Baldwin. The film will be shown  Sunday through Wednesday,  March 19-22.  Gibsons library  New titles appear this month  on the shelves of the Gibsons  Public Library in both the Fiction and Non-Fiction categories  New titles appear this month  on the shelves of the Gibsons  Public Library in both the Fiction  and Non-Fiction categories.  Prominent on the History Shelf  in the non-fiction section is the  new history of Roberts Creek,  Remembering Roberts Creek  1888-1955, which has been compiled by the Roberts Creek Historical Committee.  Under the Animals section  there are three new titles; best-  selling veterinarian-writer James  Herriot is represented by All  Things   Wise   and   Wonderful;  horrific netherworld. While  I've grown moreorless accustomed to the bizarre surroundings by now, I still stand back  aghast every so often and  wonder what the hell I'm  doing here in hell. Mostly I  tell myself it's a step up from  the logging-camps; that at  last I'm learning a useful  trade. It's a comforting delusion but on nights like this,  a difficult one to sustain.  We plod on through the bitter  haze and it all seems as  grotesque and forbidding as  it ever did.  outdoors writer Andy Russell  has Adventures with Wild  Animals; and Expert Obedience  Training for Dogs, by Winni-  fred G.Strickland also makes its  appearance.  Still in the non-fiction section,  there are two titles which appear  under Biography: McClure, the  Chin* Yean, by Munroc Scott;  and Where the Wagon Led. by  R.D.Symons.  Several new titles of adult  fiction become available, also.  They include: Lightly, by Chip-  man Hall; The Devil on Horseback, by Victoria Holt; Gulnever's  Gift, by Nicole St.John; Sadie  Shapiro in Miami, by Robert  Kimmel Smith; The Investigation  of Dorothy Uhnak, by David  Wagoner; The Stone Bull, by  Phillis A.Whitney; and The  Scorched-Wood People, by Rudy  Wiebe.  Whitaker  An exhibit of paintings by Doris  Crowston is on view at Whitaker  House, March 13 to March 25.  Doris has a special feeling for  trees using a very subtle touch.  We are still asking for donations for our Fund Raising Garage Sale on March 18. Articles  can be left at Whitaker House or  for pick up of heavy items call  886-2680.  (TWILIGHT  GTHEATRIb  886-2827  QIBSONS  tUNT EASTWOOD    Wed  Thurs.,   _��� Fri.,&  <���* Sat.  March  ivfe**   15-16'  17&18  8 p.m.  Your local Mom's & Tot's Shop  WARNING:    Occasional nudity   and violence  ruby  A LOVE AFFAIR  WITH THE <  SUPERNATURAL  WARNING)    Several gory and  frightening scenes  Sun.,Mon.,  Tues. & Wed.  I March 19,20,  21, 22  8:00p.m.  * f^fF Ellingham's    i  tWw       * * Astrology \  By Rae Ellingham  Week Commencing March 13.  General Notes:  Thc long, three months wait is  over as Mars returns to direct  motion. Now's the time lo push  forward those personal plans and  projects. Many of you will notice  encouraging progress in your  affairs during Ihe early Spring.  Those who bided their time will  be glad Ihcy did. Those who  rushed blindly ahead and accomplished nothing should have had  more faith.  Babies arriving al this time  will have much constructive  energy. Many will be blessed  wilh Ihe arl of gentle persuasion.  Those born mid-week will be  restless. Idealistic dreamers.  ARIES (March 21-Aprll 19)  Venus, now in your sign for  three weeks, is encouraging you  to improve your appearance.  It's time to change that hairstyle. New clothes bought now  will be extra Haltering so do yourself a favour. Popularity reaches  a rare peak. Delayed domestic  plans now get the safe go-ahead.  TAURUS (April 20-May 20)  Short journeys and correspondence now bring more positive results. Day-to-day messages have to be deall with optimistically. Secret meetings and  very private discussions come  under focus.  GEMINI (May 21-June 21)  Any overdue financial problems are quickly cleared up.  At lasl you have the energy to  seize opportunities likely to boost  your position and reputation.  Friends and acquaintances arc  delightful again so listen carefully to their suggestions.  CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Now's thc time to revitalize  those projects abandoned last  fall. See how they move more  smoothly as frustrations fade fast.  You have to accomplish much in  only a short time so step on it.  Those in authority are speaking  kindlvofvou.  LEO (July 23-Aug.22|  Resume Vigorously those assignments you have been contemplating in private. Rewards are  promised later. A new two-year  life cycle starts in April so be  prepared. Meanwhile, expect  happier news from far away  places.  VIRGO (Aug.23-Sept.22)  Long-range goals are placed in  clearer perspective. You can now  convince others that their stagnant cash resources arc best  handled by you alone. Old  friends have extra time and energy and will gladly assist.  LIBRA (Sept.23-Oct.23)  Have faith in your abilities and  push recenl achievements even  harder. Honour and position  are sure to be elevated soon.  Relationships seem sweet now  bin ii few emotional storms are  forecast. Loved ones will have to  compromise again, Be patient.  SCORPIO (0ct.24Nov.22)  Your ideas .mil philosophy  are now pushed forward more  confidently and others begin to  notice. Employment situations  improve through the simple  use ot kind words und suggestions. Those grinding away at  educational course breathe new  inspiration. Communications and  affairs from a distance speed up.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov.23-Dec.2l|  Other people's nagging financial problems can be resolved  and relinquished - once and for  all. It's time to sort out your own  backlog of insurance and tax  matters. Happy social occasions  sec you doing most of the talking.  Domestic rearrangements get the  green light.  CAPRICORN (Dcc.22-Jan.l9)  Because you're trying to communicate more honestly with  loved ones, domestic conditions  should improve quickly. Expect  a strong urge to remodel or beautify the home during the ncxl  few weeks. Now's the time to  sign those contracts and agreements.  AQUARIUS (Jan.20-Keb. 18)  It's a fortunate lime to go on  short journeys and visit old  friends. Others find you bright  and witty and you're welcome  everywhere. Correspondence  and messages make you feel  good. Work scene adjustments  are effected more smoothly.  A health problem should now  clear up surprisingly last.  PISCES (Fcb.19-Mar.20)  At this time you're easily  talked into buying expensive but  unnecessary items. It's your  money bul be warned. Social  life begins in resume lhc hectic  pace you enjoyed lasl fall.  Local poet Peter Trower autographs one of his  books for Diane Wells, sales clerk at the Fawkes  Book  Store  in  Sunnycrest  Shopping   Centre  Gibsons Public  Library  J Tuesday 2-4 p.m.  J Wednesday 2-4 p.  i Thursday 2-4 &  I 7-9 p.m.  ��� Saturday 2-4 p.m  1  ���  Recorder  m  886-2130  mm?m  The famous Recorder player,  Frans Brucggen will perform at  thc Hotel Vancouver on March  26 at 8:30 p.m. He will play  Baroque and Contemporary  works for Recorder. Tickets are  available at North Shore Music,  on Lonsdale; the Magic Flute  Record Shop or Alleggro Books.  Prices are $5.00 or $4.00 for  students and old age pensioners.  Sunshine Coast  Figure Skating Association J  i Space Fantasy'78 3  P   March 17th-7.00 p.m.       March 19th- 6:30 p.m. \  }                           SUNSHINE COAST ARENA *)  n                                    Adult Price $1.50 I  V                                       Children 50t J  2                             Tickets Available in Advance ��1  G 885-2646 UMltti       I Books.  B.C. vignettes  By John Burnside  SEASONS IN THE RAIN is  the second book released by  McClelland and Stewart this  spring season which has direct  contact with the West Coast in  general and the Sunshine  Coast in particular. It is a collection of magazine articles by  a man with the intriguing  name of Silver Donald Cameron.  Cameron is a resident of  Nova Scotia at the present  time and left British Columbia at thc age of twenty-  seven. His grandfather is  buried in thc Kootenays, however, and his father was a  professor at U.B.C. Cameron  himself was born in Toronto  when his father was doing  post-graudatc work at the University of Toronto but moved  to Vancouver when he was two  and he spent the next formative quarter of a century on the  coast.  In his foreword to the book  Cameron points out that only  40% of the people who live  in British Columbia were  born there, in contrast with a  figure of 97% for his adopted  province of Nova Scotia.  SEASONS IN THE RAIN is  very much a book about some  of the people of British Columbia, many of whom have  come here from somewhere  else. "I notice," says Cameron, "that I have chosen to  write about artists, scholars  and working people, about  anarchists, and union officers, about world sailors and  about the Doukhobors.  Nothing much about elected 'leaders' and the Beautiful People. No story on Art  Phillips and Carole Taylor,  nothing about the stuffy  pragmatism of Bill Bennett  or the chunky charm of Dave  Barrett. Not a word about the  MacMillans, the Clynes,  the Woodwards, the Farrises,  the Bell-Irvings. No recital of  economic statistics, no great  paintings of landscapes, no  travelogues to speak of. Just  a couple of dozen people living out their lives by the ocean  or in the mountains. But I  think they tell a larger story.''  One must applaud Cameron's instincts in this regard  for there is no province in  Canada without its elected  leaders, its Beautiful People,  its established wealth. In  none of these areas is British  Columbia unique. It is perhaps unique in the proportion  of eccentrics and individualists who have found their way  here from all the corners of  the earth. The restless, the independent, the dis-satisfted  have come to this corner of  glory in search of something  they could not find where they  came from and by and large  Cameron does a most commendable job in presenting for  our attention a cross-section  of the British Columbians who  give this province its vivid  humanity and uniqueness among Canadian provinces quite  apart from the splendour of  the natural setting.  And who are these people  that Cameron chooses to record as being representative  of the diverse humanity of  B.C.? Well, to begin close to  home.it was with delight as I  read through thc book that I  came across a portrait of Hubert Evans of Roberts Creek.  It is subtitled "An Elder of the  Tribe" which is how he was  described by Canadian novelist Margaret Laurence. The  tribe she refers to is, of  course, the nascent and developing tribe of Canadian writers. "Hubert Evans was a  professional writer when such  elder statesmen as Ernest  Buckler and Hugh MacLen-  nan were in knee pants."  It is a warm and moving  portrait of the venerable local  writer and like everything in  the book it is written in deceptively simple and entertaining  prose.  The other local figure captured in thc book is our own  Maryanne West of Gower  Point Road. For Cameron she  is the "Improbable Conscience of the C.B.C. "and in  the article he records for us  the fight that Maryanne  spearheaded in 1971 and 1972  which was largely instrumental in keeping the C.B.C.  AM radio service other than  the regular AM radio offerings. Maryanne's impassioned brief on behalf of rural  Canadians who are denied FM  service and in favour of the  ideals of the C.B.C. to provide a linking service for all  Canadians is largely credited  with retaining the radio service unique in North America,  Bruno Gerussi is here as  well, in a typically ebullient  interview conducted in his  home on the Bluff in Gibsons.  But in addition to these contacts with the Sunshine Coast,  Cameron gives us several  memorable and highly worthwhile portraits of outstanding  British Columbians. Everyone will have their favourites.  For me perhaps the highlight  is the piece entitled "A  Chinese Grocer called Angus." It is humanistic journalism of the highest order and  in the portrait of the person  and the life of one Chinese  immigrant addresses itself in  a most convincing way to the  history of the Oriental in  British Columbia and to the  contribution made by B.C.'s  Asiatic people:  "Canadians are debating  immigration policy these  days with a vigour we have not  seen for years, and immigration is a long-term investment. It hurts at the time, and  the benefits flow only in the  distant future. But we could  do worse than to remember  Angus, the corner grocer who  carved such a niche for himself in the life of West Point  Grey, who nourished our avo-  cadoes while his family waited  patiently in China. We did our  best to keep him out. If we  had succeeded, we would have  been much the poorer."  Other British Columbians  that Cameron captures with  deceptive ease for us include  Homer Stevens, ex-U.F.A.  W.U. President, David  Hancock the publisher, Donald Brown the philosopher,  Len Norris the cartoonist.  Perhaps especially worth  mentioning is the portrait of  musicologist Ida Halpern  which is entitled "From Vienna to the Potlatch with Love"  and "The Children of Terror"  in which Cameron retraces the  Sons of Freedom Doukhobor  children that he once taught  after they had been forcibly  removed from their homes and  incarcerated in New Denver.  In his selected portraits,  Cameron often succeeds in  capturing the flavour of the  province. He is a skillful and  perceptive writer and his  book is well worth reading.  It is, of course, available  locally.  CBC Radio  Coast News, March 14,1978.  Reg Dixon entertains patrons at the grand opening held by Sunshine Motors In  Sechelt last week. Draw winners associated with the event were: Hildar Girard, who  won the trip to Reno; Mrs. Charlie Humm, who won a set of tires; and Doug Joyce  of Anderson Realty who won a tape deck.  Kickapoo Joy Juice  By Klahowya  Back in 1975 when I was a  relatively new resident to the  Sunshine Coast, I had the misfortune of knocking the Post  Office door right off its hinges.  I had cruised up to the outside  Post Box to deposit my letters  and didn't notice the door's  proximity to my front bumper.  The following is the letter I  received from Post Master,  Leslie Virag:  June 13,1975,  Gibsons, B.C.  Dear Sir:  The sad news has reached  my ears, your car and the rear  door of the Post Office were  involved in an argument on  Friday, June 13, 1975 at approximately high noon.  Alas, the door lost, your car  was just too tough. However,  we did manage to get the door  fixed by the door doctor and  it only cost S7.00.  Since the door was not covered by medi-care I hope you  will understand and make  good the doctor's fee at the  Post Office.  Thank you.  Leslie Virag,  Post Master  In more recent times I had  a good laugh when my neighbour was out mowing his lawn  the first week in February and  again a week ago. Just looked  out the window today and I'm  not laughing so much as I  see my own lawn is rapidly  demanding a grooming.  Want to do something  unusual this weekend....take  your family or your sweetheart for a ferry trip to Keats  Island. The Dogwood Princess leaves Langdale daily at  7:40 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12:20  p.m. for a twenty minute scoot  over to Keats Landing. When  you get there, take one of the  numerous well-marked trails  and go for a hike and picnic.  Return at 12:15 or 4:15.  Check these and other sailing  times with the B.C.Ferries  at 886-2242. Fares are $1.00  for adults, 50$ for kids over  twelve and free for pensioners  Mondays through Thursdays.  Here are a couple of miscellanies gleaned from the  Vancouver newspapers: v  1. Perseverence: If at times  you feel that you have not had  the same chance that others  have, ask yourself what  chance did Abraham Lincoln  have. Remember that "it  is not so much the size of the  dog in the fight that counts,  but the size of the fight in the  dog."  2. Reformed killer testifies:  A reformed seal hunter testified that in eighteen years  he had killed 13,000 baby  seals, half of which were still  alive when he skinned them.  Have you got any Joy Juice?  Send suggestions and contributions with your name and  phone number to Klahowya  care of the Coast News.  By Maryanne West  C.B.C.TelevlsIon  Returning for its fourth season  on March 15 at 8:00 p.m.. Channels 2 and 6, Science Magazine  with Dr.David Suzuki. The series  will try to provide a balance of  subject matter from the vast  world of science with the emphasis on topics which illustrate the  joy of suspense and wonder as we  learn new things about thc world  around us. This year you can  meet Canadian scientists who arc  doing research which is internationally recognized. Tonight -  what do we know about thunderstorms, how are they created,  what goes on inside those swirling clouds? At Imperial College,  London, the Atmospheric Group  is feeding data into a computer  which dramatically re-creates on  film thc birth, life and death of  storms. Also Hummingbirds -  a lesson in energy conservation;  alcoholism, its effects on thc  brain and Malignant Hyperthermia, a killer gene triggered by  modern anaesthetics.  C.B.C.Radlo  Fans of Elly Anicling. a charming Dutch soprano, will have a  chance to get to know Ihis very  feminine and articulate woman in  an hour long conversation with  Fred Gallant, senior producer for  National Public Radio. Washington. D.C. on Sunday al 4:05 p.m.  She talks about her technique and  her fabled repertoire of liedcr and  art songs, with many illustrations. Because she doesn't have  a strong, powerful voice she has  developed a warm, sensitive  style and impeccable diction and  her career keeps her Hying from  liedcr recitals to orchestral engagements to recording sessions  all over F.urope and North America. She is complete!) natural  and direct, with wit and a great  zesl for life. Also on Sunday at  u:05 p.m. Concern studies Schizophrenia, a voyage through  madness, what we are finding  oul about this illness in brain  chemistry.  Saturday evening listening  begins wilh the Icon Wrestlers,  a sound documentary of the Don-  khobours recorded by .lurgen  Hesse in thc Kootenays, at 7:05  p.m. Ideas. 0:05 p.m. looks at  citizen action of Ihe Ralph Nader  type in Canada which does nol  have the long tradition of such  action in thc U.S. On lhc Hornby  Collection al 11:05 p.m. Part I of  an historical documentary based  on the journals of Captain Cook.  Wednesday, March 15  Johnny Chase: 8:04 p.m. Science  Fiction Thriller.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m.Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra.  Das Lied von der Erde. Mahler.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. The 20th  anniversary of Les Grands  Ballets Canadicns.  Thursday, March 16  Playhouse: H:04 p.m.  Slamboul  Train by Grahame Greene. Part  V. Subotica.  Jazz   Radio-Canada:   8:30   p.m. '  Boh  Hales   Big   Band.   Tommy  Banks Band.  Mostly  Music:  10:20 p.m.  Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. writer Harold Robbins.  Friday, March 17  Country Road: 8:30 p.m. Ryan's  Fancy.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.  Ramon Parcella. trumpet. Handel, Poison. Siravi.  Nightcap: 11:20p.m. Italian pianist. AldoCiccolini.  Saturday, March 18  Update:  8:30  a.m.   roundup  of  B.C.Happenings.  Thc House: 9:10 a.m. the Week  in Parliament.  Quirks and Quarks:  12:05 p.m.  Science Magazine.  * Please tum to Page Eight  PITCH m  is   auditioning   on  March 17th, Friday.  10-12 am  1-2  pm  at Molly's Reach.  Bring a picture.  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This is. in pari, plain  laziness; It's quicker and easier than stretching over to the  radio every time you have to  make or answer a call, but  there are other reasons.  In the firsl place. Murray  Watson and I were reminiscing about how heavy the old  mikes used to be. It's only in  the last couple of years that  the small featherweight units  have been available. After  a busy ten-hour shift, your  arm used to ache right up to  the shoulder. But thc most  important reason for keeping  the mike close at hand is  safety, because when you're  driving in the city what happens in the back seal can make  The Exorcist look like a rerun  of The Sound of Music.  Taxi drivers are vulnerable.  It's not easy to control a car  while a rehearsal of Marat/  Sade is going on behind you.  while intoxicated ladies are  toying with your hair to make  their boyfriends jealous, or  while jealous boyfriends are  trying to strangle you for inciting such unseemly behavior. It's important to be able  to use your mike as easily as  possible, just in case you need  help. (There are usually two  codes for Trouble. One brings  every driver in thc fleet to  your location at thc double.  The other gets you the police  riot squad, an ambulance, the  Marines, Ihe Cavalry, and the  entire east ol Ben-Hur.)  Just as an example, when a  friend of nine was about to  start driving cab for the first  time, we spent several days  kidding him about the crazies  and axe-murdei'srs he was going to encounter. Midway  through his first shift, he  picked up at an unsavoury bar  in North Vancouver. His fare,  a young man who bore an astonishing resemblance to  mass-murderer Charles Man-  son, took him on a roundabout  trip which ended in the gravel  pit under Lions Gate Bridge.  It was dark and all the more  lonely because of the nearness  of traffic on the bridge and  Marine Drive. When he got  up enough nerve to turn around and ask the purpose of  this    queer   excursion,    his  <3H&  The advertisers on these pages  are members of:  GIBSONS HARBOUR  BUSINESS ASSOCIATION  THE HERON  NOW OPEN  To Serve You  7 AM-6 PM  Monday-Saturday  Gower Point Rd.,  Gibsons Harbour  customer repiied, in a calm  but menacing tone, "Because  this is where I'm going to  kill you..." What can you reply to a statement like that?  Any way you slide it, it's a  lot of wear and tear on your  aplomb. Uppermost in my  friend's mind was the fact that  he had left his mike hooked to  the radio, halfway across the  dash. There was no way he  could have used it without  exposing his unprotected back  to the man. If he'd had it on  his lap, hc could have whipped  thc door open and jumped out,  taking mike wilh him, calling  the code and location as hc  went, and run like a rabbit.  Hc would have had half a  chance. Fortunately hc talked  his way out of Ihat one, but he  never hung up his mike again.  This habit of resting the  mike on your leg or leaving it  on the seat is responsible for  the impromptu radio-shows  that occasionally occur when a  driver or passenger accidentally depresses the button in  som way, usually by sitting  on it, tying up the airwaves for  the duration of the trip and  regaling the occupants of all  thc other cars with a mobile  version of a talk show. The  dispatchers go crazy as the  calls pour in while they're  unable to contact any of the  cars.  1 once worked for a company  where a driver deliberately  sabotaged the radio in this  way. He was a little odd to  begin with. Well over six  feet tall and rail-thin, he  looked like Dracula with a  hangover and shared his apartment with a pet monkey.  He'd never outgrown the  rookies' radio-fetish (a variation of the CB craze), and the  company once caught him using a shortwave portable to  monitor a rival company's  dispatch and beat them to  their trips. (It's called "scooping" and it's bad business.)  The sequence of events leading up to the sabotage incident began at the train station. Cabs from both companies were lined up, awaiting  the arrival of the train and our  boy was first in line. (Etiquette gives preference to the  first driver on thc stand,  regardless     of     company.)  A little old lady was the sole  passenger to emerge from the  train and she made the mistake of getting into the second  cab in line, a rival company's  car. Our boy immediately  slammed his car into reverse  and backed up against the pirate's grille, fencing him in.  He leaped out, opened the  passenger door of the offending vehicle and shouted  "You're mine!" at thc startled woman as he dragged her  from thc cab. Before the  rival driver could resist, he  had bundled her into his own  car and took off at breakneck speed, a pace he maintained until he dropped the  hysterical woman somewhere  in the vicinity of her home.  As soon as she had recovered  her wits, she phoned the company and told thc dispatcher  the whole story. He promptly radioed thc madman and  informed him that he was  Code Two, Finished, Kaput,  Through. Not to be intimidated, the driver started to  argue. The dispatcher reminded him that argument is  absolutely forbidden on the  air and that he was only getting himself deeper in trouble.  Suddenly the airwaves went  dead. No one could transmit  or receive. We found out later  that he had taped down his  mike button, effectively  paralyzing the entire company, and parked the car in a  hidden location. He then appeared at the office with his  terms. It was nothing short of  blackmail; he would reveal the  location of the car and restore  communications only if he was  allowed back on the air.  I will refrain from describing  the persuasive measures  resorted to by the dispatcher  and several drivers who had  arrived at the office by this  time. Not for the faint of  heart. We were back in business in no time, and it's  time I got back to business  again. Over and Out.  Peninsula Cleaners  & Laundry  C//MpMf>  oRVtiEnninc  ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS  SPECIALS  MEATS  10%  OFF      8 ITEMS OR MORE*  Canada A  ! BLADE ROASTS    87* I  Veal or Pork  With 2 locations to serve you best  WHARF ROAD  SECHELT  885-9554  1521 GOWER PT. RD.  GIBSONS  886-2200  ��� CHOPPETTES        95* i   Meet: Pete the Poet!  : CANTA  PRODUCE  TALOPES      �����  69ti  i B.C.Gems  !P0T0T0ES  lb.  U\  I California  ::a  ! ORANGES ' 89*!  ISROCEm'ES  M  i- =  JCOOF  at the N.D.P.  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The fact is that you probably  are running a risk of gaining  weight by temporarily dieting  and depriving yourself of  pleasures. Most weight watchers can tell you more about  thc reducing "diets" than  dieticians and nutritionists.  What is really needed  are a few subtle changes in  lifestyle:  LEARN TO EAT. There  arc several things which will  help you to know yourself. You  need your own individual facts  to work with.  First of all, keep complete  food records for a while.  What, how much, when and  where foods are eaten. Keep  a chart of your weight fluctuations and learn to read it  according to food and liquid  intake, stress, etc. Record ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  your daily activity in detail. I wrote lasl week about the  And file away a history of your  conglomeration of Soviet re-  Gibsons most recent eating place opened last weekend. The Heron is situated beside  the Jean Shop in their new location in the lower village.  Freethinker's Pulpit:-  "The RUSSIANS"  By Andy Randall  body measurements.  We are such an armchair  society that this all must seem  like a big hassle. But, until  you get to know your habits  and where they can be altered  you won't lose much fat.  A SIMPLE CALCULATION.  Multiply your present weight  by thirteen. Take the weight  that you would like to be and  multiply that by thirteen.  If you subtract the second figure from the first, you will  discover how many calories  you have to cut back to eventually arrive at your goal.  Divide this figure into 3,500  which is the number of  calories in one pound.  The final figure is the number of days it will take you to  lose one pound. It is nearly  impossible to keep weight  off if you try to lose any faster.  PLAN. Next, prepare menus ahead of time. Why not  count calories for the moment? And try to establish  and eliminate (or ignore)  cues that make you swallow  more than is necessary,  for example, T.V.eommer-  cials.  CHANGE. Just make a few  alterations in your habits and  ���k Please him to Page Twelve  publics that now make up thai  larger Russian empire so I  won't repeat thc story of Ihe  annexations of such countries  as Poland, Czechoslovakia and  the others. My spotlight is on  the ethnic-Russian. Ihe True  Russian, as defined by Sol-  zhenitsyn. On thc centre  stage position in my reflections based on observations  and experiences, with some  research, stand those true  Russians who are so universally misunderstood, and have no  way within Iheir national  scope of truly understanding  us. Each is an enigma to the  other.  With all that in mind, you  will see any attempt on my  part to show how the real Russian behaves in Modern  Russia must be sketchy, but  1 feel it is worth thc effort.  Many outside observers picture thc average Russian as a  stupid, dour, mirthless human  animal, who for some joke of  the gods produce once in a  while a genius who can come  up with a Nobel Peace Prize  for literature, or some scicnti-  ficcwork. (And they have beaten us at Ice Hockey, and Olympic events. Not quite so  dumb. Yes. No?)    All these  r  things have been demonstral-  VARIETY FOODS     J  SNACK BAR & DELI 1  * High Protein  Pep Drinks  it Herbal Teas  and  it Sandwiches  Made to Order  Sprouts Available  ���it Avocado Sandwich  >> Cerola with Cream  ���y Natural Vegetable  Soup  886-2936  Gibsons Harbour  (tx#^^(TMM%iir��<��rr��(rv<��<7i(r%w<^rrN<MT)ir%##q)if>Jtf  5!  dogwood ears  We are now open from 7 a.m.  to 6 p.m., seven days a week -  COOK ON DUTY AT ALL  TIMES.  " Crafts & Hobbies  Seaside Plaza, Gibsons  886-2811  Our Handicraft Drop-in  Centre will be continuing  Tuesday and Thursday  at 7:30 p.m.  ��  cd to thc world, as well as  their great strides in education  in all physical training.  No, Mr. and Mrs. Westerner, they are no more dour, and  stupid and enigmatic than you  would be. if for uncountable  generations a life style had  been enforced on vou by cruel  Czarist controls. Then, when  some kind ofa Utopia is promised of everyone becoming  equal, and the Czarist monarchy is gone forever, another  Czarism has been created;  another secret police force  established: and confusion  and tyranny, and fear carried  over from the years since  Katherine the Great perfected  that so politically effective  police state, which Hitler copied into his notorious Gestapo.  If there is one feature in  Twentieth Century Russia that  hamstrings the people at  large, it has to be the Soviet  K.G.B. The dreaded police-  network that stifles free-  speech; frecthought; freedom  to purchase anything they desire, and many liberties we  just take for granted.  Next to consider is another  gigantic network. It is comprised of higher echelons of  the Supreme Soviet members  and their yes-men who range  down to the lowliest of factory  managers throughout thc Soviet Union. The payola is  fantastic. Dachas (country  mansions), the finest cars,  certificates of credit, travel  openings with all expenses  paid, and so on. goes on  as a reward for being a 'true  party member'. It reminds me  of when the British Labour  Party went in whole hog on  Nationalization of the coal  mines right after the War.  Men, whose only credential to  political favour was their record of being faithful Union  members were given exalted  positions in the National Coal  Board. 1 remember a village-  blacksmith. I personally knew  the man. who was sent a  Rolls-Royce car. Hc asked Ihe  powers thai be whai he could  do with the car since he hadn't  learned lo driver. "We'll  send you a chauffeur. He'll  bring you lo our meetings,"  But that is a mild example of  the black-marketing, and oilier didoes of ihe 'Big Brothers  of all Soviet Citizens'  How do Ivan lvanilcli and  Lena Lotsky handle their life  situation where there are everlasting queues for most  everything they wisli to buy?  They blackmarket. bribe,  manipulate connections with  'someone in the know, someone with pull', and jusl try to  outwit a system that seems set  on ignoring the proletariat,  the people. I can readily see  how they can solve some problems, for I spent a few years  outwitting Ihe Germans, and  later beat lhc rigid controls  of the British Labour Government In sonic fancy black-  marketing to my, and my  family's advantage.  A local, relived church-  minister, with ;i rare touch of  realism deleaved in a sermon  recently, lhal there will never  be a Utopia, for governments  cannot produce the kind of  miracles wc have expected of  them. And yet. lass of Moscow . and every other slanted  news-organ, tolls us. boats  I should say. of a class-less  society. Class-less for whom?  Not Ihe Russian people.  When in Odessa. 1945. one  of my escapades there was to  gct me into a docksidc hotel  with some American buddies  picked up on the way. Wc sat  drinking vodka, wine. etc.  (bought with roubles traded  for things we disposed of), in  the hotel lounge among a representative hunch of the business society of that Black Sea  port city. Those business men  and their fancy ladies (they  might have been wives -  should I have asked them  Liza June?) Anyway, they  were dressed no better nor  worse than an average group  of business people in Vancouver. Good suits on the men.  Silks and fur coats on ihe  ladies. Outside the hotel,  on any given street, babushkas, grand-daddies with enormous handlebar mustaches,  and lhc very young children  looked like they'd stepped out  of Al Capp's cartoons of Upper  and Lower Slubbovia. with  their astrakan hats, jackboots,  and Victorian style overcoats  on the old men. The ladies  and children wore enormous  kerchiefs over their heads,  sheepskin jackets, homespun  and heavy skirts, and jackboots. Tiny tots, were mini-  babushkas wilh their identical  costume.  There lime been changes. A  government thai placed ilu  people's wants way down lhc  list of priorities, lias finally  allowed sonic heller designed  fashions in clothing, as well  as sonic oilier amenities But,  Ihe people's comforts ihe essentials and. llinsi .kins wc  lake for grained like cars,  fridges, down llieir luxury  lists, arc nol readily available.  When the) .ire available,  prices are skyhigh, as compared lo the workers' wages.  So. if you move lo Russia,  take your precious tokens of  our modem living wilh you.  Or make damned sure you  have super-diiper connections  with Breshnev. Queues, I  repeal, for Ihe workers at  definite workers stores. The  elite, the new bourgeoisie,  the top Soviet Union card  members walk right into Iheir  * Please tum In Page Eleven  Jklfcfc     REAL ESTATE  ��� INSURANCE  AC.NCIM LTD    Bo''238 1689 Marine Drive Gibsons.  OFFICE: 886-2248  RON McSAVANEY  AGENT J0HN BLACK  885-3339 886-7316 Equus  by Trish Cramer, B.H.A.I.  and Debbie Rhodes  Kenneth   Paul  scores  against   the  Wakefield  United goalie on Sunday at Hackett Park.   Paul  scored the second goal for the Sechelt Chiefs  in a 5-3 victory over the United.  Recreation lottery  The Recreation Department of  the Sechelt Indian Band will be  holding three lotteries during the  remainder of 1978. lo assist in  the purchase of sports equipment and playground improvements in thc Community.  Tickets will go on sale on April  1, 1978 at a cost of $5.00 per ticket. Only 1,000 tickets will be  sold for each lottery draw. The  firsl draw will be held on July 1st.  1978. with prizes as follows:  First Prize. $1,000; Second Prize,  Strikes and spares  Bv Bud Mulcaster  In a rolloff for the Classic  League. Henry Hinz had games of  320-301 for a four game total of  1.088. Freeman Reynolds had a  313 Single and 989 for four. An  off night for Freeman, one of  the rare times hc wasn't over  1,000. Gwen Edmonds was lop  lady with a 942-4 game total.  In thc Tuesday Coffee league  we finally got Lila Head untrack-  ed with a 289-701 score but was  second to Nora Solinsky who  rolled* 271-718 total.  Good games in the Ball and  Chain League with Freeman Reynolds rolling a 301 single  and Ken Skytte a 304 single and  a 780 Triple. Jeff Mulcaster  rolled a 361 single in the senior  YBC League for lop single of thc  week.  Kind of a quiel week with not  too much to report, however  things will become hectic from  now til the end of the season.  Highest Scores: Classic: Alice  Smith 247-898; Paddy Richardson  282-899; Gwen Edmonds 249-  942;    Freeman    Reynolds   313-  On the  rocks  217-542; Steve Partridge 168-  49(>;Senlors: Michelle Solinsky  246-628; Mike Maxfield 218-  632; Jeff Mulcaster 361-731.  Bv Pat Edwards  Another wind-up bonspiel  was completed on Sunday  afternoon when the Mike  Clement Rink defeated thc  Don McNeil foursome to take  the A event in the Men's  'spiel. Two big ends in the  first half pul the game away  early for Clement.  In the B event, Crosby's  "Bumblebees" were not in  serious trouble throughout  their final against a rink  skipped by Ray Hickman. Ray  took over the team when the  'flu bug decided to visit  Gerry Drombolis this weekend.  The ladies' B event final,  not completed when we went  to press last week, was won  Coast Strokers  $500.00i   Third   Prize,   $250.00!  It) prizes ot'SIO.OO.  The second lottery draw will  be held on September 4, 1978 and  the final draw will be December  23, 1978 ���with 1,000 tickets sold  for each draw. Thc prizes in thc  September and December draws  arc thc same as for the July draw.  Stan Joe, the Recreation Coordinator for thc Sechelt Band,  will be the person to contact for  more information. The time and  place of the draws will be announced later.  989; Henry Hinz. 320-1088; Tuesday Coffee: Sandy Lemky 233-  665; Sue Whiting' 270-673; Lila  Head 279-701; Nora Solinsky  271-718; Swingers; Jean Wyn-  gacrl 211-575; Belle Wilson 241-  641; Fred Mason 207-557; Art  Smith 257-572: Gibsons a: Pad-  dv Richardson 256-698; Nancy  Carby 270-704; Harold Allen  234-664: Romy Talento 293-726;  Wednesday Coffee: Judy Framp-  ton 228-642; June Frandscn 250-  644; Nora Solinsky 252-659;  Carole Skytte 287-720; Ball and  Chain: Pam Knowlcs 234-610;  Brian Butcher 278-723; Freeman  Reynolds 30l-7S0;Kcn Skytte  304-780; Phunlastique: Orbita  dclos Santos 239-678; Hazel  Skytte 273-681; Art Holden 249-  712; Vic Marteddu 286-720;  Legion: Carole Skytte 296-  745; Ken Skytte 244-651; YBC  Bantams: Arlenc Mulcaster  192-288; Scan Tetzlaff 186-  324; Billy Wilson 166-325;  Juniors:        Michelle    Whiting  by the Doran rink when she  defeated Runte in the second  game.  In other news left over from  last week, Dave Gant's rink  finished out of the prizes in  thc Western Canada Pulp  Mill Bonspiel in Prince George  but they report having had  some good games.  The club mixed 'spiel  takes to the ice this weekend,  completing the curling  season.  Public skating takes over  rink beginning on Thursday evening, March 23 and  continuing until April 2.  Pre schoolers to Grade 4  skate from 10-12 every morning, with open skating every  evening from 7 to 9 p.m.  tlUC    id DIGS     Point Atkinson  Tue.Mar.14  Thurs.Mor.16  Sat.Mar.18  0255               9.2  0505               10.7  0210               13.4  0820               13.5  0950              12.4  0745               10.5  1525                5.5  1705                5.9  1155               11.7  2220               13.2  Frl.Mar.17  1920                5.9  Wed.Mar.15  0105              13.2  Sun.Mar. 19  0350               10.1  0630  0250               13.5  0905               12.9  0630              10.8  0840               10.1  1610                5.7  1045               11.9  13.15              11.7  2345               13.1  1815                6.0  2010                5.7  GIBSONS LANESrM"20,39  ^i^&    Hwy 101,   886-2086  0925                9.5  1425               12.0  ^^^%%-  2100                5.5  i ��� -^^KiSi  OPEN  ate      "'^S  Friday & Saturday 7-11 p.m.  Bb^Jllw  Sunday 2 ��� 5 p.m. and 9 -  11 p.m.  By Dennis Gray  Man has always been fascinated by machines, aside from  the fact they made his wildest  fantasies a reality (such as his  historical desire to fly). Aside  from giving us a richer life,  there is a fascination with the  machine itself, with the mechanics of it.  While we can take pride in  the sophistication of many of  today's machines (or the men  who develop them) machines  that can give us answers  faster than we can read them,  machines that take men to the  moon, or even the machine  which hauls you down to the  corner store. As machines  become more complex we may  accept them and use them but  may not understand them.  For example the car: at one  time a driver had to understand it's workings and be  able to maintain it. He had an  affection and a feel for it.  Then ladies discovered the  car and everything changed.  Henry Ford had to offer a  greater selection of colors  than black, the cab began to  look more like a bedroom than  a control room. Plus seats  covered with luxurious fabrics, air conditioning, carpets  on the floor and even curtains  on the windows. We became  insulated from the sounds of  the engine, from the vibrations, from the smell and with  automatic transmissions,  power steering and power  brakes, we became remote  from the feel as well.  Today's luxury car is a distant descendent of the model  "T" but somewhere between  then and now there was a  time when a car required  more input from the driver  than gas and oil, when the  tools needed to fix it could be  found in any toolbox. Today's  cars are often baffling  and thc analytical equipment  required to tune them is incomprehensible to most people. Many people find freedom from these complexities  and restrictions  in  motorcy  cles. They fulfill the desire of  communion with machine  and the world around it. The  response to the directions and  Icontrols is not defused, delayed, muffled, modified,  censored or overridden by a  black box. The rider can see  the machine, feel it and hear  it.  In fact I for one accept these  sounds as a conversation, by  which the machine keeps me  informed. The British understood the essence of motorcycles and kept them basic.  They called them the man's  machine. These machines  have been duplicated and improved upon by others. But in  an effort to outdo each other  and to satisfy those who feel  more is better, manufacturers  are taking motorcycles down  the same road as the car, and  through their complexities.  and price they may be taking  them away from you and me.  The popularity of the four  stroke single in recent years  in recent years indicates there  are many who feel this way.  Keep on Stroking.  Ponies, generally speaking,  arc thc perfect pet for a new horse  owner. They are extremely  hardy, they eal very little and  they arc very easy to train.  Ponies arc quite a lot friendlier  lhan (heir large cousin, thc horse.  Thc drawbacks of pony ownership arc generally caused by  people, nol the pony. Because  of his small size, thc pony is  often treated as a dog. and he.  not knowing how to react, becomes a nipper. Hc has far more  going on in his head than a  horse, so if allowed to. can become a true delinquent. Again  due to his size, hc is often trained  to ride by small children so is  never truly broken and also is  allowed to develop many bad  habits.  Wc recommend that you avoid  Ihat J75 pony and go to a pony  breeder, one who shows his  ponies under saddle and harness. Here you will find thc kind  of person who will sell you a  pony, and give you all sorts of  help to train and keep it. He will  hc very interested in what  becomes of your pony as il will  hc a reflection on him. as the  breeder.  Ponies, like horses, need lots  of attention and good care.  Ihcy need proper Iced and shelter, and a sympathetic owner.  Do not expect a child to care for  a pony unaided!  Gibsons  Wanderers  Winners  The Wanderers Junior  brought home a 5-0 shut out  against the West Van Mohawks at Ambleside Park  after a game played on Sunday, March 12.  The first goal was made by  Ken Kwasnycia and assisted  by Mark Jacobsen. Neil Goddard brought in the second  goal assisted by Robbie  Jonas. Corrie Mottishaw  pulled off the hat trick with his  first goal assisted by Ken  Kwasnycia, his second  a beautiful header set up by  Robbie Jonas, and his third  goal was a beautiful direct  kick from almost center  field. One player, not to be  mentioned, doesn't know  where the goal posts are.  Good defensive playing by  Gary Knowles, Colin Rise-  brough and Mark Jacobsen,  helped to bring about this win,  under the very able coaching  of Doug Elson. Thanks to  Doug's coaching, parent  support and their own hard  work the Wanderers Junior  now hold down 1st place  in the North Shore Division.  BICYCLE  REPAIRS  Full line of Bicycles and  accessories  frail Eay  GIBSONS     SPORTS SECHELT  sunnycrest plaza Cowrie stree  8B6-S020 885-2512  Money Back Life  Insurance. Income  Protection. Mortgage  Payment. Retirement  Funds. Education  of Children.  Business Insurance.  Let me show you  how you can benefit.  MIKEDANROTH  Box 1220  Gibsons, B.C.  886-9408  Get yew life in shape.  OTCANAM  'When the   |  CRUNCHl  comes,  BBG-7139  We handle I.C.B.C. claims.'  Coast News, March 14,1978.  SELLING OLD RUMMAGE, TOOLS AND AXES  WILL HELP TO PAY THOSE APRIL TAXES  CATERPILLAR  NEW & USED  ���..GenuineCaterpillar parts  wTractorsD4DtoD9H  ���/.Loaders 910 to 992  v.- Excavators & Graders  w Hyster parts & Winches  Your Resident Representative  ERNIE UNGER  Res.886-9758, off: 530-1145  at NORTHLAND we save you  Time & Money  M-  I take my |  *������ car to Wally.'!  ���Ms.Robb   I  fttflfcVCN AOTi 6#0Y|  L "    '  18th Annual  Hi NEIGHBOUR  BRAND NAME APPLIANCE  February 6 - March 31,1978  Be a winner at our 1978  Hi Neighbour Sale!  Major savings on natural  gas and propane  appliances  Yoir  i SAVE  $100 J on INTER-CITY  * FURNACES  <m  SAVE $6600 on ranges  SAVE $7600 on washers  SAVE $5600 on dryers  SAVE $3100on water heaters  SAVE 20%  on brand name dishwashers,  pool heaters, refrigerators,  gas grills. RV equipment and  camping gear  FIRST PLACE FOR VALUE  Your Canadian Propane dealer  VISA  TOTAL PROPANE SERVICE!  I CANADIAN I  CANADIAN PROPANE  GAS & OIL LTD.  Porpoise Bay Rd.,   Sechelt  885-2360 Coast News. March 14.1978.  Harmony Hall happenings  Bv Helen Raby  The regular meeting was held  in Harmony Hall on Monday,  March 6. Inclement weather  kept   a   few   regular   members  home.  We welcomed one new member, as well as two guest speakers.  Mrs. MacDonald from North  Vancouver, a representative of  the Provincial body, spoke in an  advisory capacity, and Mrs.  Hume, representing Human  Resources Department, gave us  information regarding long term  care, and homemakers' service  for seniors.  Wc arc trying to arrange a  busload for a trip to Reno. For  details of this please contact Mrs.  ViLynds at 886-7428. Many of us  are keen on putting our nickels  and quarters in the machines  there. Meals are cheap and  drinks are on the house. Sometimes, however, we have to think  about Robbie Burns' mouse, and  realize that "The best laid  schemes o' mice an men gang  aft ag ley".  We have commenced an activity session, under the direction  of Mrs. Irene Bushfield, on  Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. specifically to make items suitable for  sale at our Spring Tea on April  29th. All persons so skilled or  unskilled are welcome to attend.  It has been decided to continue  the Thursday night Bingo until  the end of April, having made an  agreement with the Roberts  Creek group. They will take  May to October; we will have November to April. We trust this  agreement will work out favourably for both groups.  Members arc requested to  please save Nabob coupons. The  premiums from these wc can put  to good use.  Next meeting will be held on  April 3rd. Guest speaker will be  Alderman Larry Trainor; his  subject, Gibsons Marina.  Robbins workshop  Yes, he's coming again! By  popular request John Robbins is  returning for a second workshop,  to be held in Roberts Creek  Elementary School the weekend  of April 7 and 8.  The sessions will be Friday,  April 7 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00  p.m., and Saturday April 8 from  10:00 a.m. to  10:00 p.m. The  workshop fee is $20.00 and participants will be asked to make a  food contribution for meals.  Registration in advance is essential, and must be completed  with money paid by March 20.  For further information or to  register, please contact the Fitness Service, upstairs in Whitaker House, phone 885-3611.  CBC Radio ���  9  DOES  1 + 2 = IS  mm  3 Beautiful Locations  "On the Sunshine Coast"  Twilight  Theatre  Hwy 101  Sechelt  Enquire for savings on Home Packages  l> New Construction # Remodelling �� Renovations  CARPETS-LINO-KITCHENS-CABINETS  SUNSHINE KITCHENS  886-9411  KENDEVRIES & SON LTD.  886-7112  Metropolitan Opera:  2:00 p.m.  L'F.lisir D'Amorc, Donizetti.  Between  Ourselves:  7:05  p.m.  The Icon Wrestlers - The Doukho-  bors.  Ideas: 9:05 p.m. In the Public  Interest - Citizen Action.  Anthology: 10:05 p.m. Poetry by  Joe Rosenblatt and Ted Plantos.  "Thc Thief" short story by Kath-  erinc Govicr.  The Hornby Collection: 11:05  p.m. Captain Cook at Nootka  Part I by Peter Haworth.  Sunday, March 19  C.B.C.Stage: 1:05 p.m. Vampirel-  la by Angela Carter, a spoof on  the    vampire    theme.    B.B.C.  Production.  Signature: 4:05 p.m. Elly Ame-  ling. Dutch soprano.  Symphony Hall: 7:05 p.m.Tor-  onto Symphony Orchestra,  Lynn Harrell. Cello, Shosta  kovich, Tchaikovsky, Ravel.  Concern: 9:05 p.m. Schizophrenia  Monday, March 20  Gold Rush: 8:30 p.m.  Fingers,  cunshine  Service  7 dozen -1 week supply  ONLY $5.50  FREE PICK-UP &  DELIVERY TO YOUR  DOOR!  Gift    Certificates    are  also available.  For   more   information  call: 886-2678 or 886-7128  Continued From Page Five  Interview with Leonard Cohen.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. CBC  Vancouver Orchestra. Canadian  and Mexican music.  Tuesday, March 21  Nightcap:   11:20  p.m.  The  Silence  and  the  Storm  -  Thorn  Thomson.  CBC-FM Radio 105.7  Ideas: 8:04 p.m. Wednesday -  Conclusion, Future of the Jews.  Thursday - conclusion, Society's  Children. Friday - interview.  Monday - Referendum, Canada,  Hydro, James Bay and Money.  Tuesday - Spy fiction - conclusion.  Thursday: Signature - 9:04 p.m.  Elly Ameling, Dutch soprano.  Friday: Radio International 9:04  p.m. Part I. I must be talking  to my friends by Irish actor  Michael Mac Liammoir. Part  II. Forgiveness in North Ireland.  Saturday: Audience 9:05 p.m.  Part I. Contemporary art and  politics in West Germany. Part  II. Under a Black Veil - story by  Morris Panyer.   * Continued From Page One  to approximately eighty  students in the Grades eight  and nine. The students were  recommended for the study  by their teachers.  In addition to the foregoing underlying reasons  Nicholson's admittedly  small sampling indicated that  79% of the students having  trouble had poor work habits  and 74% had a closely co-  related poor self image.  Nicholson presented his  findings at the regular school  board meeting held on Thursday, March 9 at Madeira  Park Elementary School.  To Management of  Residential Strata Corporationsand  Co-operative Self-Owned Apartment  or Housing Developments.  B.C. Hydro is introducing a rate  schedule for the consumption of  electricity in separately metered  common use areas of residential  Strata Corporations, co-operative  type self-owned apartment or housing  developments.  What is the common  use rate schedule?  Following is the applicable rate for a  two month hilling period in those  areas connected to Hydro's integrated  system.  Service Charge $4.00  First 550 kilowatt hrs. 4.5<f/kWh  All additional kilowatt hrs. 2.5<F/kWh  Minimum Charge $6.14  What areas are considered  as common use?  The rate schedule will apply to consumption associated with common use  areas of residential units. For  example, hallways, stairwells,  elevators, laundry areas, saunas,  swimming pools and parking areas.  The rate schedule will not apply  if the common use areas are used by  any commercial enterprises such as  offices, stores or coffee shops.  When does this common use  rate go into effect?  The rate is effective retroactive to  March 1st, for eligible customers  applying to Hydro in writing before  April 1st. For those applying on or  after April 1st, the rate will be effective from March 1st, or from the last  previous meter reading date, whichever is later.  How to apply for  this common use rate?  Application by customer is necessary  because B.C. Hydro has no way of  identifying those who may be entitled  to the new rate.  Applications, in writing, should be  addressed to:  Manager, Customers Accounts  B.C. Hydro & Power Authority  8th Floor  970 Burrard Street  VANCOUVER, B.C. V6Z1Y3  Please include:  1. Name and address of the applicant.  2. Account number of the common  use electrical service.  3. Registration number, if a Strata  Corporation.  4. A statement, confirming that���  (a) common use consumption is on  a separate meter.  (b) no consumption associated  with any commercial enterprise is  recorded on the meter.  (c) all residential dwelling units  are individually owned.  (d)the project developer retains  no interest in them.  5. An impression of the corporate  seal.  Applications should be filed by the  appropriate representative of the  development.  B.C.  i :<���  m  Wihfflfe  TjMjK  mVay**mMaaa**a\%aK+' *  nMVv     I  WaW'     aaaaam^  corner  By Ian Corranee  HERONS AGAIN  Last week I wrote mostly  about herons, although there  was a good response to my  request for information, we've  found no new nesting sights as  yet. At the heronry John  Hind Smith found in Howe  Sound, the nest count has now  gone up to 55. John has  marked all the trees with nests  in them, so we should be able  to get a pretty good idea this  year if the birds are on the  increase or decline.  In a letter from Pat Crucil,  she asked me where the best  place was to find them. According to Keith from Environment Canada, they usually nest in the trees on the  sides of a gully, often with  fairly thick underbrush at  the foot of the trees. This  could be for two reasons: one  for protection and secondly  with thc trees growing up the  side of a bank the birds would  have a fairly clear flight  path to the nests. She writes  that close to 100 birds can be  seen on the log booms around  Porpoise Bay occasionally  so there must be a fairly big  heronry around there somewhere. There's a picture of  nests with this text so that  you know what to look for.  You asked me to contact you  Pat. I tried three times and  didn't get an answer, I'll  try again.  SECHELT  Here are a few excerpts  from the Rod and Gun Club  bulletin.  Shooting still continues on  Thursdays and Sundays.  Contact Lou Rowland, 885-  3108; Len Clarke 885-9858; or  Joe Mellis 886-2598.  For the upcoming fishing  derby contact Eric May,  Box 565, Gibsons.  This picture, taken by John Hindsmith, clearly  depicts a coastal heronry.  WANTED       ...12-gauge  shot gun at reasonable price.  Phone Alan at 885-5603.  The C.O.R.E. program  dates have been set for Tuesday and Thursday evenings  from April 4 to May 4. The  exam is on May 9. The fee  is $10 and thc minimum age  is roughly 12. Registration  forms can be picked up at  George Flay's barber shop  or you can write Bea Rankin,  RR01, Sechelt.  CIVET CATS  Over a beer a couple of  weeks ago. a friend asked me  why thc (he called them  spotted) skunks around here  were called civet cats.    I've  no idea. Duos anyone know?  BACK TO HERONS  There have been a few  reports of herons moving in  toward the nesting areas in  the past few days, so they  should be easier to Find, both  by the mess at the foot of the  trees and the noise. I'd really  appreciate hearing about any  sightings. Also if you let me  know about anything interesting in the nature department, coll mc at 886-7817  or write to the Coast News.  Box 460. Gibsons. Happy  birthdays to Crystal and Cor-  ina.  NOW  IS THE  TIME...  Finance  Board voted in favour of the  expenditure. It was decided  that the money would be besl  spent educationally instead  of the previous practice of  sponsoring someone to recycle.  Another small extra expense passed by thc Board  was to grant $900 to the coordinator of thc Provincial  Emergency Program.  By referendum it had been  decided that one mil of thc   \  i  to SERVICE your lawn   mowers  and  other  garden POWER EQUIPMENT.  Service for all makes and models  Dealer for Ariens andHusqvarna  Closed March 18, one day only  886-2912      "^TOs.       .<**  "%  *o,  'str,  'If  '*//>,  Gibsons  Lawn Mower  Chain  GIBSONS INDUSTRIAL PARK       886-2912  * Continued Prom Page One  lax base be spent on thc  Pender Harbour and District  Health Centre, but at the  meeting il was requested  that this be raised to 1.35  mils for this year only. The  reason for the raise was that  the financing for the projeel  was on the U.S. market and  the Canadian dollar had devalued. Construction costs  had ended up $5,056 over the  estimated total and the extra  .35 mils could rectify this.  Thc Board agreed with the  proposal.  Toward the later stages of  thc meeting il was pointed  out that a $20,000 surplus  had been carried over from  housing starls and the Board  was asked for a recommendation for its use. Chairman  Hoemberg fell that il should  be kept in reserve as there was  a $100 grant coming up for  every home built after April  I and Ihis amount would be  available in allowing some  flexibility if used for this  projeel.  The meeting was extended  an exlra half hour in order  that all points of view be  heard. It had been felt .it  the beginning that the meeting mighl be a stoiymy  ing might be a storm,' one,  but with enough lime allotted  for everyone il wen surprisingly smoothly, '\i lite conclusion Director I ee complimented Chairman Hoemburg  on the thorough explanations he had given on all lhc  points raised.  ���^MMMMMJFMJrMMWMMMMJr^MJrMJrMMMMMMMJrArMMMJrMJrJtMMjWM  The Gurney's Are Back!  Ken and Sharen have returned and are looking  forward to serving you again. We are sorry for any  inconvenience caused while we were away. We are  open Mondays to Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and  to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  COASTAL  TIRES  886-2700 Coast News, March 14,1978.  COAST NEWS   CLASSIFIED ADS  Classified Ad Policy  All listings 50c per line per week.  or use the Economical 3 for 2 rate  3 weeks for the price of 2  Minimum $2.00 per  Insertion.  All fees payable prior to Insertion.  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  ��� In the event of an error the  publisher shall be responsible for  one corrected Insertion only.  This offer Is made available for private Individuals.  These OastUkattons  remain free  - Coming Events  -Lost  - Found  Print your ad la the squares Including the price of the Item and your telephone number. Be sure to leave a blank space after each word.  No phone orders Please. Just mall In the coupon below accompanied by cash, cheque  or money order, to Corns* News, Classifieds, Box 460, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0, or  bring In person to the Coast News office, Gibsons  DROPOFF POINTS: Campbell's Shoes & Leather Goods Store, Sechelt  Wcstersund's Chemists .Pender Harbour.  Coming Events        Obituaries        Work Wanted     Work Wanted  LOST  Coast News  Classifieds  Box 480, Gibsons, B.C.  VON 1VO  CLASSIFICATION:  Eg. For Sale, For Rent, etc.  1 _  I i i l i 'tJUJ IJ>7  DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON*  The Lion's Share of Personal Sale Items  can be Found Under Close Scrutiny  Only In the Coast News Classifieds  If it's a Tradesman or Professional  Service that you require be sure to look  first In thc Sunshine Coast Business  Directory.  The Sunshine Coast Figure  Skating Association is presenting  an ice Carnival on Friday, March  17th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday,  March 19th at 6:30 at the Sunshine Coast Arena. tfn  WOMEN'S CENTRE  Roberts Creek. 885-3711. Drop-in  library, information, Thursdays  11:00-4:00. tfn  Wilson Creek Community Services Meeting, 2nd Monday of  every month at the W.C. Comm.  Hall at 8:00 p.m. Coffee served.  Announcements  Mr. and Mrs. R.M.Croak of  Roberts Creek wish to announce  thc marriage of their daughter  Shannon to Mr. Albert Cowan of  Richmond, B.C. Wedding to  take place March 25th in Richmond, B.C. #11  Hi. there! We are five baby  Siberian huskies. Our parents are  Akla and Skecna. We will be  ready for sale the first week in  April. The price is $100 each.  Lance or Cher. 886-9101. #11  Thc Pender Harbour Senior Citizens Branch #80 will hold their  monthly meeting at the Pender  Harbour Community Hall or  March 20, 1978 at 7:30 p.m  16 mm colour films will be shown  Come and bring a friend.   LIFE DRAWING CLASS  Tuesday nights, 7:30 p.m. Room  118. Drop by. Average cost of  $2.00 a nighl. 886-9737. Also  wanted: male nude models  No Compliment!  You know. I've never t heard/  anyone say, "Gee, you look nice  and large today!",/ Or "I think  it's really great,/ The way you've  put on all that weight."/ Well,  maybe this is not quite fair,/  But believe me, there's a message there!  Come to a Tops Meeting on a  Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. in  thc old Gibsons Elementary  School.  Bland: Passed away March 10.  1978, John Alexander Bland, late  of Gibsons, at the age of 59 years.  Survived by his loving wife Gloria, three sons, David, Ken and  Philip, and one daughter, Gail.  Private Cremation arrangements through Devlin Funeral  Home. Gibsons.  Reliable carpenter, experienced  in renovations, framing, finishing, concrete, reasonable. S86-  7289. #11  Versatile female desires any type  of honest employment. Ref. if  required. 886-9410. #11  Wanted  Used camper, 8'rr" or bigger,  with toilet, stove, fridge and  heater preferably. 88t>7683.   #11  Small propane fridge wanted.  883-9170. #13  24" resaw or shake blocks. $150.  a cord. Leave message at  885-2686 or after 6 p.m. at  885-5374. #13  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd,  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creek  Timber Wanted plus Alder  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D & O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700.  Help   WanteT  Reliable part-time help needed.  Apply Campbell's Family Shoes.  Province Newspaper  Home Delivery  Langdale to Beachcomber  Inn  886-9503 Anytime  #13  CARPENTER:  ��� Stairs  ��� Decks  ��� Fences  ��� Siding  ��� Painting  ��� Sheds  ��� Skirting lor Trailers  ��� Free Estimates  886-2737  One green tackle box at Gibsons  Boat Ramp February 11. REWARD. 880.7289. #11  #11  II  Teller Typist required immediately for Gibsons area. Must be  fully qualified, references required. Box 20, Coast News. #13  Female preferred. Logging  Camp Cook. II) lo 20 men. Available immediately. 581-3707.  Experienced and reliable.       #13  Work Wanted  Have a 14 h.p. garden tractor  to rototill vour garden. Phone  886-9590.   ' #13  Gel ready for spring. Gardener ���  experienced In bed preparation,  pruning, transplanting. Leave  message for Dave. 885-3464.   #11  Get Ready for Spring!  Fruit tree pruning, gardens dug.  pcrrcnials divided. ALSO 1-ton  truck for hire, light moving and  hauling. 886-9294. tfn  Bob Kelly Clean Up Ltd.  A load on this truck  is a load off your mind!  886-9433 tfn  * CAT-BACKHOE *  GRAVEL TRUCK AVAILABLE  Land clearing, Septic systems  886-9633 886-9365  Most trees, like pets, need care  and attention and trees arc our  speciality.  * Topping  * Limbing  * Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed service.  Peerless Tree Services Ltd.  885-2109  For Explosive Requirements:  dynamite, electric or regular  caps. B line E cord and safety  fuse, contact Gwen Nlmmo.  Cemetery Road. Gibsons. Phone  886-7778. Howe Sound Farmers  Institute. #7tfn  Fast, Clean. Efficient  CHIMNEY CLEANING  Vacuum equipped. 886-7785.  tfn  Fully Qualified Electrician  Vr Free Estimates -.'.���  886-2546  tfn  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  ROTO-  TILLING  Let Me Prepare Your  Garden or  Lawn  Area   ',  -    .. PI  Call Ted  886-2821  Old. brownish fortoise Shell  cat with white feci From bloc  and while trailer, end ol Hanson  Road. ��ll  Dark brown leather wallet.  Contains all personal 1.1), and  treasures. Call 886-2894, reward.  Personal  Retired gent healthy, active.  own house, seeking single lad)  60-65, li>r companionship, marriage. Write your particulars  to this paper. Brut I "III  Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.  Gibsons Athletic Hall. S:30 p.m.  Every Monday. 886-9059 or  886-9904 for information.        #26  DISCERNING ADULTS: Shop  discreetly by mail. Send SI.00  for our latest fully illustrated  catalogue of marital aids for  both ladies and gentlemen.  Direct Action Marketing Inc.  Dept. U.K.. P.O. Box 3268,  Vancouver. B.C. V6B 3X9.       tfn  For Sole  Double bed.'box spring ami mattress, no frame. S50.00. Rival  (reek pot 3 qt.. like new. S25.00;  885-3440. #11  LIVESTOCK  HORSESHOEING  Bob Hopkins  Call 886-9470 eves.        #41  Two Toggcnhurg Does ready for  breeding this summer. ��30.00 ea.  885-3967. #11  Wood sash window, plate,  70"x6l". assorted si/cs  with hardware good condition.'  Steel cow stanchion. Plumbers-  lead melting burner.886-2126 "II  FOR SALE  (nmpost Hay ��� I.(Ill per hale ���  20 bale miiiiniiini.886-2887 #9lfn!  Skiis. poles, boots, size 71 .��� >  525. 1972 loyota. Coronaj  standard iransmission. fair  condition. Will lake best oiler  around $800. Ski Boots size  IO'.'j ��� excellenl condition  $30.886-2207 or 886-7995.      "II  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  ********* AUTOMOTIVE   *********  THIS  spACE  IS FOR  PENT  Curst Clectrit Itb.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 8, CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons, Roberts Creek & Madeira Park  885-3133  J. McKenzie Ron Blair, P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd. PO. Box 387 Sechelt   VON 3A0  F MISC. SERVICES t  /  DISTRIBUTOR OF REPLACEMENT  PARTS FOR G.M. DIESEL ENGINES  ��� No Freight Charges ���     ��� Vancouver Prices ���  KINGO DIESEL SALES & SERVICE  886-7356    box 313, Gibsons, b.c. vonivo   886-8181  NEED TIRES^  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  jt the S BENDS on Hiqhwoy 101  Phone 886-2700  Box 860  Gibsons  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed lor Pesticide Spraying  BE ELECTRIC ltd  Phone  886-7605  ******* BUILDING SUPPLY  Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Construction Plywood, and all Accessories.  Delivery Phone 886-9221  Highway 101, Gibsons  ********* CARPENTRY ********MaJ  CADRE CONSTRUCTION LTD.  Framing, remodelling, additions  HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION-  l Payne Road, Gibsons 886-2311^/  ' STANHILSTAD ROOFING  DUROID. SHAKES  ORREROOFING  Gibsons R R  1. Port Mellon Highway       Phone 886-2923  RESIDENTIAL-COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL  Maintenance Electronics     Pole Line  ������POWER   TO   THE   PEOPLE"  **********   EXCAVATING    *******  ' CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK S  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Walertmes. etc.  ^Ph 885-2921 Roberts  Creek ^  '       J.B.EXCAVATING 886-903T "  Water, sewer, drainage Installation   <vv  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe V\   .  ��� Cat* Land Clearing Vvj&S'-y  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields    4.'J3K'S  Nequatque Resorts Ltd.  Construction Division        you name u  Vinyl Siding we can do it  Will build to suit  Residential or High Rise  IT  Gibsons  Girl S Guys  rViu.nt(ijrrl r.ilxenm "  Complete Professional Hair Care  Painless Ear Piercing   886-2120 j  Gibsons 886-2597   Ph Collect Vancouver 112-327-8757^  Zelar QpapRvX  ��� Commercial Screen-Printing  ��� Custom T-Shirts 886-2640  "Serving  Langdale  lo  Earls Cove'  88JiJ2 2251  W. W. UPHOLSTERY & BOAT TOPS LTD.  Everything for your upholstery needs  _��..��    FOAM ��� PLEXIGLASS SALES  V^886-7310   !779Wyngaert .  L&HSwansonLtd.  Readymlx Concrete  Sand & Gravel with 2 plants  Sechelt and Pender Harbour  Backhoes  ��S5-9666or  885-8333  -Dump Trucks-  Porpoise Bay Rd.  Box 172, Sechelt, B.C.  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cablnetsand Fixtures <r 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   it Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty  R.BIRKIN  886-3417        Beach  Ave.,   Roberts  Creek       885-3310  ********* ELECTRIC  Tom Flieger   Phone 886-7868  LECTRICAL  Box 214. Gibsons, B.C.  ONTRACTING y0N 1v0  R&B BULLDOZING & BACKHOE  GRAVELTRUCK  Septic Systems   Land Clearing  886-9633 or 886-9365  ����� ���  ********** Cabinets **********  SUNSHINE KITCHENS  CABINETS ��� REMODELLING  Showroom in Twilight TheatreBldg. HH6-94II  -  ********* PLUMBING **********  THOMAS HEATING  OIL BURNER SERVICE       Q_      . . 1  Complete Instrument OOU'/lll  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon loOte sCove  885-9973  Commercial Containers available  up olfurnace  l  'V%  Quality Farm & Garden Supply Ltd.  * Feed * Fencing    ***ffi \  ��� Pet Food    * Fertilizer   Pra" m  ANDREA5SEN    ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving the Sunshine Coast  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 888-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  R.Ginn Electric  General Wiring &  Qualified Workmanship ���  RRKMARLENERD..   QOE K170  ROBERTS CREEK     0O3'W��  >  trA\S  jp*.ce  \S  FOR  v��&  CARMI CRANE SERVICE  Industrial or Residential Lifting  Phone  886-2401 or 886-2312  Gutters Phone: Eaves Troughs  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  Commercial 885-2992       Maintenance  Residential Continuous  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  Marv Volen  i-959r   J  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving 8, Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials lor Sale  Phone ��t>6-266<     Member Allied Van lines     RR   l  Gibsons  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  PERMATRUSS FABRICATORS Esfh%ates  (Gibsons) Ltd. 886-7318  Located next to Windsor Plywood prj box 748  At rear of Shannon Industrial Supplies Gibsons, B.C.  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING-PIPEFITTING-STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  GIBSONS LAWN MOWER &  CHAIN SAW SERVICE B86-Z91Z  Gibsons Industrial Park, #5, Shaw Rd.  "Repairs to all makes"    DOGWOOD    CEFE    886-2888  ��� Breakfast  ��� Lunches  ��� Dinners Gibsons, B.C 10.  For Sole  Coast News, March 14,1978.  For Safe  For Sale  Roto-tillcr. Super deluxe 8 H.P.  2  speed  with   reverse   Briggs  Stratton  Engine.     Good  condition. $250. 885-3752.  Travelniatc Canopy, $100.  T.V.Antenna, $15.00.  886-9057.  26" Franklin fireplace, only 5  months old, firescreen, pipes,  and tools included. $120,885-  5376. #11  Hay  for  sale  -  $1.00 a  bale.  Mulch 50 cents. 885-9357.        tfn  For Sole  #13  Spoiled hay - makes good mulch  for vour garden. 50C a bale.  885-9357     ' t.f.n.  3/4 box 'spring mattress, $25.  Wanted: sewing machine in  good condition. 886-9290.       #13  GOOD MIXED HAY  20 bale lots. $1.50 per bale.  886-288'' or 886-9033. tfn  Wringer washer as new $50.00.  48" folding bed and nialtrCss.  $35.00. Single enamel laundry  tub. 886-7160,   ' #12  Want Small, Upright Freezer  for small space? $275.00.885-  3494. #11  Philco Console B.W.T.V., 21*  First Class Condition. $85.00.  886-9565. #13  Used Canadian Stamps. 100  different $5.00; two hundred  $10.00; three hundred. $15.00.  130 U.S.A.,$5.00. Merit Stamps,  Box 978 Gibsons. #11  Doing   your   own    upholstery?  We have all supplies.  Need a new mattress? Try foam!  All sizes.  Custom Tire Covers - Sec our  samples at: W.W. UPHOLSTERY  & BOAT TOPS LTD. 886-73IO#6tf  Cash register excellent condition.  $100.00. Also,        fire  extinguisher $30.00.       886-2690  Lawn-bov   mower,   fairly   new,  $75.00.885-3967. #11  SECHELT  TAX SERVICE  Your local tax man  on Cowrie St. in Sechelt  9:30-5:30   irom$900 Tues.-Sat.  APPLIANCE TRADE-IN  SALE  Come and talk to your appliance dealer at the new  MacLeods store in Sechelt.  McLEODS HARDWARE  Cowrie St., Sechelt  885-2171  Boots  W - Waterfront  H - Homes  A - Acreage  R - Recreational  F - Farms  Your Real Estate Host on the Sunshine Coast  885-3521 anytime  ��� ��� ���  Halfmoon Bay, B.C. VON 1Y0  Pat and Patricia Murphy  WATERFRONT  Summer is just around the corner and here is the perfect home  lor you. 3 bedroom (2 up and 1  down) home with games room,  heatilator fireplace, and a sauna  that you can enjoy after sunbathing on the lovely sandy  beach. This executive type  home is on a 75'x170' lot and  is waiting for your offer. F.P.  $107,000.00  Brand new home 1160 sq ft,  on nice level waterfront lot in  Halfmoon Bay. Lot size 46'x  200'. Full basement with  roughed in plumbing. Lovely  westerly view and nice open  sundeck to entertain outdoors.  F.P.$79,500.  .ovely 2/3 acre lot. Just waiting  or you to build on it. It's steep  o water, but oh what a view l  HOMES  Large lot which can permit  building of another home enhances this 3 bedroom home  with    full    basement,    lovely  landscaped lot with excellent  workmanship on the retaining  walls which are a feature of  this   home.    F.P.   $48,000.00  Here is the home you may be  looking for. Approx. 1,100  sq.ft. with wall to wall except  in the kithcen, bathroom and  dining room. Need room to  breathe? You'll find it in the  3 bedrooms that allow you to  have visitors over without having to pull out that extra cot.  Cozy fireplace is an added  feature. F.P. $44,500.00.  This home is waiting for the  right lamily to move in. Approx. 1,200 sq.ft. with w/w.  A lovely 3 bedroom home with  2 bathrooms to accomodate  those early morning rush hours.  You can also entertain in the  full basement that has a finished rec.room.   F.P. $46,000.  LOTS  1 acre lot with a nice gentle  slope   situated   on    Redrooffs  Road. This is a good buy. F.P.  $18,000.  ^ MUSIC WEAVERS^  USED  RECORDS.POCKET BOOKS,  GUITARS  &  Musical Accessories  Lower Gibsons  "^       886-9737        f  GIBSONS BUILDING  SUPPLIES  886-8141  LUMBER  2x4x6' 48��ea  2x4x8' Econ. 69eea  2x6x6" 60e ea  2x6x8" 99? ea  GARDEN SUPPLIES  4 cu.ft. Peat Moss 7.49  Bag  Steer Manure 4.49  Landscape Rock 2.29  Garden Lime 1.59  Forst Bark Mulch 2.95  FUEL  40 Ib. Coal  Presto Logs  2.99 Bag  9/200  FENCING  Cedar Spindles  3x3x36"  Rail Pails  3.99 ea  1.25ea  PANELING  Disc.Lines     3.99/Sheet  Dumac  Sundeck Coating  Vi Price  GIBSONS BUILDING  SUPPLIES  886-8141  axe looking for  furnished houses and  suites available on  April 1st.  Any available accommodations please  phone Mr. Hansen  at  ���65-8056  4 V-(,  LORRIEGIRARD  8/16-7760  4a\  JONMcRAE  885-3670  CHRIS KANKAINEN  885-3545  ARNEPETTERSEN  886-9793  WATERFRONT:   60' OF  Buy this (or $500.00 d<  $4,500.  Hydro in, wal  well worth the asking pi  IRONT - 300' deep, with a cabin.  '$50.00 per month on a full price of  Dominion Lease land at Sechelt, but  HOMES  LOTS  SARGENT ROAD: Large family home  wilh a panoramic view^MHandscaped  lot Three bedmrfcis, sbsluA off the  master ^fttP \^g\jj0iWrW^ up and  clown ^^mt��^^ OSsemenl includes  rec roona^ppidry room and workshop.  Close to schools and shopping      $61,500  GRANDVIEW RD A Iruly distinctive  home custom built and designed This  thro*; bedroom home has 1,322 square  feel up and has a fully finished basemeni.  Ail rooms are extremely large Five  bedrooms, three bathrooms, finished  fireplace;, up and down Cenlral vacuum  system, double carport, paved driveway All ihis on a large fully landscaped  lot at the road s end This home is for  ihe family that demands perfection from  Ihoirhome $72,000  GRANDVIEW S PRATT. Lovely new,  well buill home with two sundecks.  Large living room with acorn fireplace  Bedroom has ensuite, wall to wall carpeting Garden is in Full basement  10x14 tool shed included $44,900  GOWER POINT RD: Almost 1 acre of  lovely, wooded view property on Gower  Point Rd near 7th Avenue Small but  well-kept house Second serviceable  building on property Can be subdivides $36,900.  COACH ROADIoff Leek Rd]: Three  year old bedroom home situated In a  quiet subdivision in Roberts Creek only  two miles from Gibsons. Large Kitchen  with an eating nook. Yard is nicely  landscaped, yours to enjoy from the 300  sq ft split level sundeck Extras include3  split level sundeck. Extras include  a wired and plumbed dark room and a  7x8 slorage shed $44,900  GRANDVIEW RD: Quality buill new  1300 sq ft home with full basement.  Many extra features including heatilator fireplace Two full baths Plumbing  roughed in in basement. Built-in dishwasher, fridge and stove. Wall lo wall  carpeting throughout. $56,500  STEWART RD: Lovely Spanish style  home on IV? acres level land. Four  bedroms, separate dining room, sunken  living room with fireplace Almost 1400  sq ft of living space on one floor. Definitely a one of a kind. $62,500  GRANDVIEW RD: Fantastic fully finished large family home on almost one  acre view lot Three bedrooms on  main floor plus another finished m  basement Rec room is roughed in with  plumbing for wet bar. Two fireplaces,  skylights, special lighting and large  sundeck over double carport. Excellenl  value. $64,900  FAIRVIEW HO Immaculate double  wide three bedroom mobile home on  large landscaped lot on quiet street  In area of fine homes Easy walking  distance lo elementary school      $42,500  KING ROAD Country Estate Spacious  and modern home silualed on nearly  5 acres of cleared land ideally suited  for a family wanting a place for hobby  farming, horses, poultry etc. In addition  there Is a separate large home with 5  to 6 bedrooms, plus a giant workshop.  This could be an excellent source of  revenue. The property is situated  only 2 miles from Sunnycrest Shopping  Centre. This whole package of possibilities is now available at       $140,000.  GRANDVIEW RDfoff Pine): Three bedroom home on a beautifully treed and  fully landscaped lot (175x150) with an  excellent view of Georgia Strait. Kitchen  has eating nook and a built in oven and  range top. Floor to ceiling cut rock fireplace. 45x9 covered sundeck and a  huge double carport. $63,500.  UPLANDS ROAD: Tuwanek. Ideal  recreational lot in beautifully wooded and  park like area. Zoned for trailers. This  lot overlooks Sechelt Inlet and the  Lamb Island. $8,900.  SOUTH FLETCHER At School Road.  Two lots of 40x150 each. One lot has a  cottage which could be rented. These  lots are mostly cleared and ready for  building A spectacular view of the entire  Bay area and Keats Island is included  in the price of $27,500.  ALDERSPRING RD: 50x150 of the best  garden soil in ihe heart of Gibsons,  On sewer close to shopping and Post  Office. Potential view of the Bay area.  Excellent terms available $10,500.  VELVET RD* Beautiful view lot in desirable area. Road in and hydro and  phone to property. Priced well below  assessed value. $11,000.  GRANDVIEW RD: Lot size approximately 104x105 with some view over the  ocean. Close to beach access, partially  cleared, easy building lot. $13,000.  WAKEFIELD RD: Good building lot  on water and power overlooking Georgia  Strait and the Trail Island. This is a  corner lot in a newly built up area.$12,500  McCULLOUGH RD: Wilson Creek.  Close to one acre treed property with  subdivision possibilities. $22,500,  COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT: Wilh  waterfront as scarce as It is this double  use lot represents real value.      $29,500.  FIRCREST SUBDIVISION: These lots  are In Ihe ideal rural setting. They are  flat for building but surrounded by  evergreens for the privacy a homeowner  enjoys. Ideal percolation. Close to  schools and shopping, priced at only  $9,900.  SCHOOL & WYNGART RDS: Only 6  of these Duplex zoned lots left. Beautiful view properties overlooking the Bay.  Close to schools and shopping. All  lots perfectly suited to side-by-side  or up-down duplex construction. Priced  al $15,500 and $16,500,  POPLAR LANE: Conveniently located  subdivision In Gibsons. Only two blocks  from shopping centre and bolh elementary schools. Level building sites  with some clearing on a newly formed  cul-de-sac. These prime lots are on sewer  and all services. Priced from       $11,900.  HILLCREST RD: Only $3,300 down!  Balance by Agreement for Sale will  purchase one of these beautiful view lots  at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. All  underground services so there Is nothing  to mar the view. These lots are cleared  and ready to build on. The ravine is  front will ensure your privacy. These  lots represent excellent value. Priced  from $13,900 to $16,900.  ACREAGE  REDROOFS RD:  property of^ 1  and Mei  home onTBp"  laterfront  g Jjanaimo  round  ledrboffs Road  (Frame guest cottage on  Path to beach $35,500.  ORANGE ROAD  grounds,   0*P\  vegetable gl  property  plus guest coTfage  GRANDVIEW RD AT 91h: Over Vi ac.  very private view. House plans and  building permit paid for and included  In price. Foundation floor slab, and  plumbing all in for a 28x42 (1176 sq ft)  building. $14,900  GIBSONS: Park Road Excellent prospects for the one who holds this potentially commercial zoned 5 acres. Lightly  cleared, close to shopping centre and  schools. $59,000.  ROBERTS CRK: Highway 101 divides  this property diagonally down the centre.  Develop both sides of the road. Try all  oilers. 5acres. $25,000.  GOWER PT.RD: One half acre 100x  217 on the corner of 14th and Gower  Point Road. Driveway into one of the  many excellent building sites. Same  merchantable timber. Property slopes  to the west for view and late sunsets.  This has to be considered prime property.  $16,000.  For Rent  Decca 101 16 mile radar, good  condition, overating. $1,000.  885-3752, *j0  20' Sangster cruiser cuddy,  Cab-in Dinette, head, extras.  165 mer-cruiser 1/0 sleeps five,  4 years old excellent cond.  H86-7I60 #12  23' log salvage boat. V-8 VHF,  Twin-Hydraulic Steering. Good  accomodation.    14,000.886-2365.  #12  12 ft. aluminum boat, trailer  cap 800 lbs.. Both $1,450. 886-  3494. #11  HIGGS MARINE SURVEYS LTD.  Insurance claims, condition and  valuation surveys. Serving the  Sunshine Coast and B.C.Coastal  Waters. Phone:885-9425, 885-  9747,885-3643,886-9546.       tfn.  IAN MORROW &CO.LTD.  Prompt attention to your marine  survey requirements for all transactions and Insurance needs.  Phone 886-2433,886-9458.      #52  Condominium: Three bedrooms  plus family room, l'/a baths,  carpets, $300 per mo. Call  886-7628. tfn  Gibsons. 2 bedroom apartment,  stove included. Available immed- ,  lately. $200 per mon. 885-9834*11  Glen Road, Gibsons, 2 bedroom  home with fireplace, auto oil  heat,   stove   and   view   -   $230  monthly. 886-2075  Large 2 bedroom waterfront  home. H.W.heat. fireplace.  References. 942-5892. #12  Gibsons Industrial Park. Unit  I. Now for rent. 750 square feet  Of floor space. $200. 886-7611. #12  FOR RENT  1,2, and 3 bedroom  APARTMENTS  Phone 886-2417  P��fS  Moving - must find home for 4Vi  year old spayed female dog.  Free! 885-3496evenings.       #11  WALTER STURDY DC  CHIROPRACTOR  cor. School Rd & Gower PI. Rd  GIBSONS Telephone 886-2122  PENINSULA  ROOFING  & SHEET METAL  All Types of Rooting  & Re-Roofing  Henry Rodriguez  Sechelt     885-9585  Wanted to  Rent  Small house or self-contained  cabin on beach preferably in  vicinity of Roberts Creek. Please  call 886-2207 between 9:00  and 5:00 Tuesday and Friday.  Ask for Sharon, #12  Professional couple seek cabin  (approx.3 rooms) to rent on  Sunshine Coast for the summer.  Call Dr.Bergson 736-4724.      #11  Young working couple with 2  small dogs looking for 1 or 2  bedroom cottage in Roberts  Creek or Gibsons area. Please  call 886-2821 after 5 p.m.        #13  Mature working couple seek a  home In Langdalc-Hopklns  area. Close lo ferry terminal.  2 lo 3 bedrooms. Fireplace, Tranquil neighbourhood. Phone Angel  at 886-9809. #11  Small house in Roberts Creek.  $200. 886-9679 on weekends  only. #11  2 bedroom house, includes  drapes and carpets, ideal location near church, park, beach.  P.O. and stores. $225 per month.  References required. 886-7378.  #12  2 bedroom duplex available April  1st, fully furnished. All electric,  sorry no children or pets. $170.  Sunshine Coast Trailer Park.  886-9826. tfn  2 bdrm cottage for rent in Pender  Harbour, waterfront, fridge,  stove, includes heat and light.  $200 per month, refs required.  883-9923 #11  GIBSONS  Immediate possession. 2 bdrm,  wall rug in livingroom and two  bedrooms. Fridge and stove.  Close to schools and stores  1538 Gower Pt.Rd. Floron  Agencies Ltd. :886-2248 tfn  Newly decorated 2 and 3 bdrm  apts. Stove, fridge, heat and  cablevision incl. in reasonable  rent. Sorry, no pets. Close to  schools and shopping. 886-  7836. tfn  REDROOFFS  6 mi north'of Sechelt 2 bdrm  home on '/: acre, furnished  for. couple, avail. April 1st -  Sept.$250.00 per mo. 885-3752   tfn  ROBERTS CREEK. 3 bedroom  house. Elec. heat, on semi-  waterfront. Vi acre. Available  immediately. Refs required.  $300. Phone 886-2744 #13  Two bedroom house, one mile  from Gibsons. Oil heat. $200  per month. Available April 1.  Phone 886-7226. #11  INCOME TAX  SERVICE  PERSONAL &  BUSINESS  9-12a.m.        5-8p.m.  886-2821    North Road  Cars & Trucks  1975 ��� 350 GMC 25 Sierra. 3/4  ton P.U. or camper special.  886-7655 #12  1973 Camaro 350 V8 automatic.  P.S./P.B. AMFM Cassette,  radial T.A.'s. $3,500 o.b.o.  886-9398 #12  1972 Custom 500 P.S.P.B. auto,  good condition, must sell. $1,450.  886-9868. _   #13  1972 Capri V6, 4-speed, headers,  radials. radio & tape deck. As  is $1,800. Phone between 6 - 8  p.m. 886-2357. #10  1972 CUSTOM 500 P.S. P.B.  auto. Good condition, must sell.  $1,575,886-9898. #13  1962 Mercury Van. Best Cash  Offer.886-9050 #13  1965 V.W.. running. $350. 885-  2468. #11.  1976 Ford Window Van. LWB  V8 351. P.S. P.B., Pilots Seat,  insulated, partially campcrized.  Carpet, panelled. Only 17,000  miles. $6,500. 883-2296. #13  1971 Datsun 1200. 40.000 miles,  four door. Needs work. $250.  Apply Box 7. Coast News.       #11  1972 Toyota Corolla 1600. Phone  886-2626. #11  1965Chevrolet 1 ton 12' flat deck  stake sides, good running condition. Offers. 885-5445. #11  1966 Chrysler, excellent condition, low mileage, $500. 885-  3967. #11  1969 10'/; ft. Capilano Camper,  sleeps 5. Furnace, icebox, range,  tie-downs, jacks. $1,000 o.b.o.  886-2531. #11  1973 Cortina GT. Runs well, 6  radials, 63.000 miles, some rust.  $800 o.b.o. 886-7289. #11  1963 Pontiac Parisienne. 4 dr.  hd.top.Auto. runs well. $150.00.  886-2512 #' ���  1967 Vi ton Ford V8 automatic.  $550. 886-7338.  #11  Motorcycles  1959 Honda 90 motorbike, little  work required. Also C'.C.M.  3-spccd men's bicycle $60.  Mark at 886-9823 #12  1971 Honda 500. 4 cyl.. low mileage. $800 o.b.o. Apply Box 13,  Coast News. #11  Legals  INVITATION FOR TENDER  Saltery Bay Terminal  (inside compound)  A fast food service with limited menu to  serve ferry patrons. Closing date March  31,1978.  For specifications call  J.Yates  E.Bentley  886-2242 or  921-7414  "Public Tender for thc painting of the interior of St.Mary's Hospital excluding areas  affected by the Phase I expansion, has been  awarded to:  Ken Berge Painters Ltd.  In the amount of $31,255.  Other tenders received were as follows:  Noble Painting & Decorating $36,945.  L&M Painting & Decorating Ltd $45,538.  Sunshine      Products $53,820  Burrard Painting e Decorating $38,627.  One tender was unacceptable because specification requirements were altered."  INVITATION TO TENDER  SEALED TENDERS for the projects or services listed below,  addressed to the Head, Tenders and Contracts, Pacific Region,  Department of Public Works, Canada, 1110 West Georgia Street,  Vancouver, B.C. V6E 3W5 and endorsed with the Project Name,  will be received until the specified closing time and date. Tender  documents can be obtained through the above noted Department  of Public Works, Vancouver office, and the Postmaster, Gibsons,  B.C.  Services  Two-Year Cleaning Contract  Gibsons, B.C.  Post Office,  Closing Date: 11:00 a.m. PST - April 3,1978.  INSTRUCTIONS  To be considered each tender must be submitted on the forms  supplied by the Department and must be accompanied by the  security specified on the tender documents.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  H.D.Ladoucier  Head, Tenders and Contracts  Pacific Region  For Private Use or Business  AUTOVEST  Before you buy, investigate the advantages of this rent-to-  own plan. All monies paid apply to purchase. Why tie  up your cash or borrowing power? 1st and last months  rent and drive away.   pyAajpi pe  Based on 36 month lease  78 F250 pickup  $148 per mo.  Total $5328.  Lease end Price  $2175.  or simply return  78 Camero HT  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  78 Fiesta 3 DR  $99 per mo.  Total $3564.  Lease end Price  $1400.  or simply return  77 Econollne Van  $136 per mo.  Total $4896.  Lease end Price  $1975.  or simply return  78 Zephyr Sedan  $124 per mo.  Total $4464.  Lease end Price  $1825.  or simply return  78F1504X4  $155 per mo.  Total $5560.  Lease end Price  $2275.  or simply return  78C100ChevPU  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Price  $1875.  or simply return  78 Dodge Van  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Price  $1875.  or simply return  78 Olds Cutlass  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  For further Information CALL COLLECT  GILLE   CHAMPAGNE    987-7111  Belmont Leasing Ltd.  1160 Marine Drive  North Vancouver, B.C. D00479A  K. BUTLER  Seaside Plaza       1538 Gower Point Road Gibsons  886-2000                                                                       886-9121  Norm Peterson   Evening only 886-2607   YOUR AUTOPLAN CENTRE  ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE  8ARGENT ROAD: One of the finest views In Gibsons. This 3 BR  full basement home sits on a large 132' frontage lot on the lower side  of road, Is mostly landscaped and terraced. Features Include 2 F.P.,  double glass, ensuite off large master BR, custom closets, 100%  linen fully lined drapes In L.R. and D.R., air cleaner on oil furnace,  plus many, many more. If you are looking for a quality family home  you should see this one. Priced to sell at $69,500.  REVENUE: Duplex and guest cottage on 2 fully landscaped lots, plui  2-car garage and large workshop. Brings $365 income while you live  In well maintained 2 BR top floor. This one should be seen at $67,500  HWY 101: Over 5 ac. of sloping  property running between Hwy  and Lower Rd. About 2 ac.  cleared with nice home, 2 good  sheds, fruit trees etc. Could  subdivide If zoning was changed  Asking $65,000.  SARGENT ROAD: New 3  BR house, 3/4 bsmt on nice  view lot. Nicely finished well  built home with F.P. Only  152,500.  GRANTHAMS: Up and down duplex plus cottage on view property. Retire with revenue to  help pay taxes, etc. Try your  offer on this one.  GOWER POINT: Large corner  lot. Over Vi ac. of gently sloped  land. Close to beach. Asking  $15,000.  HOPKINS LANDING: Nicely GIBSONS: Large level lots,  treed lot with great view over fully serviced, some view, par-  the Sound. Don't miss this one tlally cleared. $12,000 each.  at only $12,000. ^^^^^^^^^  SOAMES POINT: 3 waterfront  lots. Approximately 1.5 acres  each with 100' frontage on Howe  Sound. Only $40,000. each.  ROBERTS CREEK: over 1  ac. with 300' frontage on Beach  Ave. A beautiful homesite.  Can be subdivided. $23,000.  Looking for Water Front I You  should see this 1 ac. frontage on  good beach. Improvements are  a 4 yr old full bsmt home fully  finished on both floors. 2 F.P.  2 baths, double windows, built-  in dishwasher plus many extras.  Large attached garage, woodshed and beach cabin. Asking  only $95,000.  GOWER POINT: 3 BR full  bsmt home on large view lot in  quiet area. Good family home  with bsmt partly finished.  Only $59,000.  GRANTHAMS: Good family  home on 1 acre of prime view  property. 383' frontage on  paved rd and has been approved  lor 4-lot subdivision when community water available. This  would make a good investment with offers to $59,000.  ROBERTS CREEK: In private  setting on nicely treed acre.  Well constructed 5-rrr bungalow consisting 2 bdrms, cozy  llv room with F.P. modern  U-shape kitchen off spacious  D.R. Utility, attached carport.  A terrific buy at only $49,500. Property Property Opportunities    More letters to thc editor  Modern 4 bedroom home on  Sargent Rd. with over 2,000  sq ft finished floor area. Featuring 2 F.P. w.w.. ensuite. carpet,  basement, workroom, and sundeck with excellent view. Priced  to sell $61,500. call after 6 p.m.  886-2783. #15  By owner. 5 aces uncleared with  creek. 886-7703. #10  PRICE REDUCED $4,000.!!  1559 Abbs Road, panoramic view,  3 bdrm, finished basement,  2 F.P.. large sundeck, covered  patio, 2 carports, plus Mother-in-  law suite. $72.000.886-7559. #7tf  A number to note:  885-3521  WHARF REALTY LTD.  HOUSE  FOR SALE  Opposite  Seaside Plumbing,  North Road.  Open for Offers  60-day removal  886-7700  or  886-7896  A beautiful large 4Vi year old  house on Shaw Kd. Many features  and a great location. Reduced  from $64,500 to $56,500. Must be  seen. 886-7668. #13  Unsurpassed panoramic View  Garden Bay semiwaterfront. 1  acre plus three bedroom, IVi  baths, 16x24 living room with  huge stone fireplace, 16x24 rec  room, Jacuzzi pool, sauna, 2  sundecks, H.YV.heat. $87,500,  owner. 883-2318. #13  Davis Bay. view home. 1.300  sq.ft., 3 bedrooms, ensuite,  double glass, heatilator, Cameo  stove fireplace, sundeck, full  bsmt with f.p. Asking $66,000.  Phone 885-3773. #13  HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER  (GLEN RD) Two bedroom home  with fireplace, auto oil furnace,  fabulous view and close to all  facilities. Phone 886-2075.  BY OWNER  Langdale, brand new home,  1322 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, ensuite off master, luge kitchen  and nook. Beautiful Cameo  marble fireplace, with heatilator up and downstairs. Also  roughed-ln two rooms and  bath downstairs. Beautiful  view on comer lot. This home  must be seen to be appreciated. $63,000. Please  call 886-2300. *S  3-bdrm, winterized house, Hopkins Landing, semi-waterfront,  fantastic view, close to ferry,  small orchard. Phone 886-  2412. evenings. #12  New 3 bdrm 1,000 sq.ft. with  view, Wilson Creek. Asking  $39,000. Phone 885-3773.        #10  Mobile Homes  2 year old 12x68 mobile home on  park like acre by camp Byng.  Stove, fridge, dishwasher incl.  $39,900 firm. 437-0740 eves;  6-7297 days. #12  12 x 60 Mobile Home, semi-  furnished on landscaped lot on  North Road. School bus stops  right at driveway, mail box is  close by, too. A good price at  $22,700 or make me an offer.  886-9041. tfn  10x45 Mobile Home, good con-  dtion. W/W carpeting, stove,  fridge. $5,000. Evenings, 885-  9245. #13  COAS1  HOMIS  885-9979  Complete Selection  of Mobile Homes  OVERSTOCKED!!  Must move our  trade-ins!  6 12x48 Modullne2BR.  Fridge, Stove Comb.  W$D.  it 12x64 Modullne3BR.  Fridge, Stove, Some  Furniture  ft 12x55 Skyline 2 BR.  Front   &   Rear   c/w  with Utility Addition  ft Three 12x68 3 BR's  Both with Additions  ft 12x68Nednex3  BR. (SOLD)  ft 25" Chinook Motor-  home. Totally self-  contained incl.-  T.V., central vacuum  and 4 kilowatt Onan  Liting Plant  TRADES ACCEPTED!  BANK FINANCING!  COAST MOBILE  HOMES LTD.  Box 966, Sechelt, B.C.  "Across from Legion"  885-9979  M.D.L.00623A  "Member of WMHDA"  Dave:885-3859  Evenings  Bill: 885-2084  Evenings  '/i acre with 3 bedroom home,  ocean view, beach access, lawn,  fruit trees. Excellent garden  soil. W/W carpets throughout.  All elec.heat. For appointment to  view phone 886-2744. $49,000.  #13  New 3 bedroom house on level  lot. 2 fireplaces, l'/i baths,  separate dining room, custom-  built walnut cabinets, basement  and carport. Close to schools and  shopping mall. $48,500.Phone  886-7625. #10  BY OWNERS: Cottage on Gower  Point Road. Close to shopping,  boat ramp, post office etc.  Has garage adjoining tool shed,  green house. Across from Ritz  Motel. Contact 886-7210.       #13  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  NEW UNITS  14 x 70 Atco. 3 bdrm, carpet  throughout. Fully furnished  in Colonial decor. Built-in  combination dishwasher,  range with eye-level oven  built-in buffet with hutch.  14 x 70 Manco, 3 bdrm. plus  den. Fully furnished. Built-in  dishwasher, washer & dryer,  range and fridge. Carpet  throughout. 2-piece ensuite  plumbing.  USED UNITS  1969 General 12 x 64', 3  bedroom, utility room, partial  ly furnished. $9,800.  1966   Chickasha   10x50  bdrm. furnished with 14 x 20|  extension.      Loads  of  cup  boards. Set up on large, well  landscaped lot.  24 x 48 double wide, 2 bdrms.'  plus den, fully carpeted,  5 appliances. Large sundeck,  two paved driveways.  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  EARN $200.00 monthly part-  time; $1,000. full time. Easy to  succeed with our training. Write  Fuller Brush Company, C/O  Box 108, 808, 207 West Hastings  St., Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1H7,  or Mr. T. Diamond, R.R. 3.  Kamloops. B.C. V2C5K1.       tfn  VINYLDECK INSTALLATIONS  Ltd. with branches throughout  the Lower Mainland, has a  dealership opening in this area.  We train and guide you. Earn  up to $40.00 an hour. Small  investment required. Phone  465-5789 or 539-4986.  $11,500 Agreement for sale.  Payable at $400 per month at  7%. All replies guaranteed  confidential. Best Offer. Box 19.  * Portraits       * Weddings *  * Passports  * Commercial *  * Copy and Restoration work *  Professionally done in your home  or in ours.  Day or Evening call 886-7964  "A new way to make money".  B.C.Decor-Deck Ltd. "Vinyl"  for sundecks. now have franchises open in your area, while  thev last. Phone 112-596-1238.  I #12  When you own a "Propershop"  Drvclcaning store, the only  wages are yours, and so arc the  profits.Write Propershop Dry-  cleaning Stores. 5318 Camaro  Drive. Delta. B.C.V4M 2B9  BLANKET BRITISH COLUMBIA  & YUKON CLASSIFIED ADS  BUSINESS PERSONALS:  Divorce! $100 plus filing fees.  Obtain your lawyer supervised  divorce over the phone - fast!  Call Self-Counsel Services  toll free, 112-800-663-3007.  Chargex and mastercharge  accepted. #12  BUSINESS PERSONALS:  Incorporate! $75.00 plus filing  fees. Obtain your lawyer supervised incorporation over the  phone -fast! Call Self-Counsel  Services toll free. 112-800-663-  3007. Chargex and Masterchargc accepted. #12  OUT-OF-TOWN PROPERTY  Retiring? Adult-oriented, factory-built housing developments  on Vancouver Island - Lower  Mainland and Okanagan Valley.  Info. Box 4002, Stn. A, Victoria,  B.C.; or Box 822, Summerland,  B.C. #13  MORTGAGE LOANS  MORTGAGE MONEY: Any  amount (25 years amortization).  1st mortgage from 10%, 2nd  mortgage from 12Vi%. Residential, Commercial, Builders.  J.D.Phillips Capital Corporation,  10673 King George Highway,  Surrey, B.C.V3T 2X6. Phone  588-0411 or evenings 585-1603   tf  Informed  Editor:  1 am directed to inform you that  at a general meeting of Area  'B' Ratepayers' Association held  on Sunday. March 5 at the  Welcome Beach Hall to discuss  the proposed marina at Sar-  geant's Bay. thc following resolution was duly moved, seconded and carried by 42 votes in  favour and 9 opposed:  "That thc Executive of Area  'li' Ratepayers' Association  write a letter to the Regional  Board stating that this Association is not in favour of thc rezoning of thc Sargcant's Bay  Area."  MaryTinkley,  Secretary  Museum  Editor:  Your account of the Gibsons  Council meeting of February 21  was not entirely correct. The  Elphinstone Pioneer Museum has  not received a Federal Canada  Youth Employment grant. The  museum had considered applying  for such a grant but felt it could  not justify thc hiring of the required minimum three students.  The museum, therefore,  remains in the unacceptable  financial position of attempting  to operate on an annual budget  approximating what many people  spend each year on cigarettes.  Without the municipality covering our utilities our continued  existence would be in doubt.  Every museum requires a great  deal of attention. Our large collection of artifacts, photographs  and archival material has to be  identified, numbered, catalogued  and indexed in addition to any  cleaning and repairing that may  be required - a time-consuming  process indeed. Up to the present  For All  Your  Travel  Needs  peninsula  travel  886-9755    ,  Registered Travel Agent  886-9414  BATHROOMS  PLUS  . WE CARRY A COMPLETE LINE +  w     OF PLUMBING SUPPLIES       w  PULSATING  SHOWER  HEADS  ABS, COPPER  GALVANIZED  PIPE  and FITTINGS  (Brass Fittings)  TIDELINE PLUMBING & HEATING CONTRACTORS  RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL - FREE ESTIMATES   ��� 886-9414  BATHROOMS  PLUS  BoUTiQUe  _____ *  McGregor  SHOWER CURTAINS  BATH ACCESSORIES  BEADED TIE BACKS  SHOWER HOOKS  SOAPS  FIELDCREST TOWELS  Klrsch  VANITY TOP  MIRRORS  SHOWER RODS  TOWEL TREES  SOAP DISHES  Travel  NvMuueU  *J*Guel  Agent Registration No. 108-3  Use our many  Services. Book  with Confidence .  See Canada  Information now available  for holidays  in  Canada.    Plan ahead  for lower air fares.  FLY/DRIVE  FLY/TOUR  AGNESLABONTE  886-7710  these duties have been ihe responsibility of our volunteer programme which has been unable  to meet our needs.  1 feel it is unnecessary to point  out the advantages of a community museum as most of the population has visited at least one  museum and are well aware of  the important historical focus  that such an institution provides.  The scope for the Elphinstone  Pioneer Museum is enormous  and thc benefits to the community  arc many. It is hoped therefore  that the museum will not be  thrust onto the periphery of community priorities.  Gary A.Kent  Vice-President.  Elphinstone Pioneer Museum So.  Resigned  Editor:  Last week I was asked to  resign my position as the Supervisor of thc Homcmaker Service  by thc Executive of the Community Resource Society. Since then 1  have received many phone calls  asking mc why. As there are approximately seventy-two clients  and fifty homemakers who may  still wish to know 1 have decided  with your permission to answer  through your newspaper. I have  tried to be as brief as possible.  First, I had the audacity to  question thc authority of those  people who made up my committee. I felt that only those with a  real insight to thc work of the  service should be able to join,  not anyone who felt inclined to  volunteer. 1 always was very happy to accept advice and direction  from any member of the local  health team and Ministry of  Human Resources. However  mine was not to reason why.  And certainly not to criticize.  I did work long and hard for  the Homemaker Service. Nobody  has denied this, and I had a  dedication to the people 1 was  hired to serve and supervise,  and as with all positions with  some responsibility, my decisions  were not always popular with  everyone. (Though sometimes  those decisions might be directly  from the Ministry.) However, I  felt a firm responsibility to the  Homemakers and to those people  who were in genuine need of  the service, given I might add  by some very capable, dedicated  and hard working women.  Secondly I became very unpopular with a few clients who  are always trying to 'beat the  system' and there are those  within the society that felt 1  was too direct in dealing with  these situations. I am afraid my  energies were concentrated on  those   people   that   really   arc  unable to manage without some  help from the service.  So, my fate was decided upon,  without a fair hearing. Not one  of my office staff. Homemakers  or the clients had any say in  how they felt I had conducted  myself. I was judged by a group  of people, the majority of whom  do not even know mc, or what 1  did, or had ever been into my  office to find out! The Executive,  took the words of the Committee  chairman who did not want to  believe that I could and would do  a conscientious and credible  job without being subjected to  constant criticism, and very little support from herself.  There have been a lot of  changes for the Homemaker  Service since it was under thc  Longterm Care programme  and a change of Ministry as  well. A difficult time for all  concerned. A lime when we all  needed support and encouragement.  I might just (hank all who did  support mc.   I value your loyalty-  Maureen Kirby  Coast News, March 14,1978.  A pity  11.  OPEN 4-11    Tuesday to Sunday      Closed Mondays  SMORGASBORD   FRI., SAT., SUN.  UALMOON INN  8 miles north ol Sechelt on Hwy 101        ggecenn  __       Please phone (or reservations OO3-00W  fmmm  Gibsons  I   Lawn Mower &  IChain Saw Service  Dealer for Ariens and Husqvarna  Featuring  ROCKET TILLERS  7HP/20"-5HP/20"  Knob control allows  handlabars to swing Irom  ���Ids to (Ids. Locks Into  ulacttd position.  Two ipstdt forward,  two ravaraa. control.  Ssparata tint clutch  permits tractor operation  without Unas turning.  Tiller drive gears  In oil bath.  Adjustable depth shoe.  All-steel tine hood end  soil leveling tailboard.  7 HP 4 cycle, cell Iron  engine wilh 4-quert  Fingertip control tor  main clutch, throttle  and reverse,  Unlvereel type  steel tines. Tina and hood  eitenelon, till row and  furrower kite available.  4.00 si tractor type  treed, pneumatic tires  stsndsrd. Tires Inilalled  to retard tine thruit and  reduce clogging.  Heavy-duty welded sleel  Irame with durable baked  enamel finish.  HOJJRS:  Tuesday, 9-5 Wedneday-Friday, 8-5  Saturday, 8-3:30  Closed March 18, one day only  GIBSONS INDUSTRIAL PARK    886-2913  Editor:  In regard to a statement allegedly made by the Hon. Mr. Ron  Busford at a recent meeting  of the Area "B" Ratepayers  Association, 1 would advise  your readers that the Sechelt  and District Chamber of Commerce encompasses the area from  Wilson Creek to Secret Cove.  It is interesting (o note that a  motion was only tabled to discuss the Sargents Bay Marina at  next general meeting at the end  of March.  What a terrible pity the gentleman in question did not verify  his facts before publicly denouncing a branch of a Canadian-wide  organization which our Federal  Governmenl and indeed Provincial Governments depend on to  promote industry and tourism and  to be a government watchdog  in endeavouring to improve  thc standard of living in their  respective areas.  Makes me wonder.  Patricia Murphy  Grateful  Editor:  Having read a letter from K.  Cotnyn regarding Charles Lee,  Regional Board representative,  I am prompted to write this letter.  It seems to me that we on the  Sunshine Coast should be grateful to Mr. Lee for what he is  doing. The only axe he has  to grind is to ensure that we,  the taxpayers, are not taken to the  cleaners in regard to expenditures and to sec that the Regional  Board is run in an efficient,  businesslike manner. At least  that is the way he comes across  to mc and I am grateful to him  for what hc is doing.  Keep up thc good work Mr. Lee.  Patricia Murphy  Halfmoon Bay. B.C.  * Continued From Page Six  FREETHINKERS PULPIT  THE RUSSIANS  luxury stores, where they can  get so many of the things from  ihe West, the poor never see  except on Ihe backs of lhc  'Faithful', or manage to get a  sneak peck outside und inside thc dwellings of Brcshncv  Incorporated.  I must soon pull down the  curtains on Ihe stage of thc  third act of 'The Russians'.  Arc they aggressive people?  No. Much more placid than  thc Germans. Much more  easy-going too. Work is a  tedious thing to them whereas  thc Germans seem to have a  great love for 'arbcit' (work)  and have nationally, a greater  yen for organization than the  Russians. Thc Russians can  muddle up more good intentions than even the British,  and they have a tradition for  bungling through, so only a  miracle, or a whole bunch of  miracles, must help them  win any war.  Wiih n seeming dcathwish  the Russians consume unbelievable quantities of vodka,  and this national habit creates  situations ihat impel Tass  sometimes to appeal for more  restraint as too much work is  lost. Not much in love with  thc regime, as is. thc boisterous party giving, wilh subsequent lay-offs for 'sickheads'.  riles thc top programmers, for  the Five Year stints just fly  out the window.  N.D.P. BOOKSTORE  Next to Sears  Gibsons Harbour area  Try us for good books  GIBSONS  TAX SERVICE  INCOME TAX  PREPARED  7 days a week  Otlice: 1767 Martin Rd.,  Giosons  886-7272 A.Jack  TED HUME;  SERVICES !  AUTHORIZED  Home ��� |  Equipmentj  Dealer   i  FURNACES  HOT WATER HEATERS',  CUSTOMIZED \  WARM AIR i  HEATING SYSTEMS    \  CALL  886-2951  PILEDRIVER WORKING  In the Secret Cove - Pender Harbour  area. Piling orders on new or used now  being taken. Good prices. Free estimates.  886-2875  HANSON MARINE CONTRACTORS LTD  PILEDRIVING BREAKWATERS  ANCHORS HEAVY LIFTING  SALVAGE 4CONSTRUCTION  GAMBIER  ISLAND  R.R.J GIBSONS B.C.  886-2875  are you  Ready  WHY WAIT TIL SPRING....DO IT NOW!  Decorative Fir Bark Mulch  Top Soil  Hydro Poles  Shot Rocks  Rock Dust for Driveways  Landscaping J  ���350 & 450 Crawler  ���Extenda-Hoe  ���Dump Trucks  We also install & repair septic fields  Building a new house?  Need an excavation?  For free estimates call  J. B. EXCAVATING     886-9031.  Water will be off along Hwy 101 between Veteran's Road and the Cemetery on Thursday, March 16  from 9a.m. to 12 noon.  Gordon Dixon  Works Superintendent Coast News, March 14,1978.  f~�� ���,.>'*�����   i*        --s,  'ft       v��  Guess where  The usual prize of $5.00 is offered for the correct  location of the above. Send your entries to the  Coast News, Box 460, Gibsons. Last week's  winner was Deri Kinsey of Box 745, Gibsons  who correctly located the pictured object as being  in front of Mr. Scratchley's house on Ocean Beach  esplanade, Gower Point.  Last chance for play  If you haven't yet treated yourself and your family to a star-  studded performance of thc musical comedy play "Dick Whitting-  ton and His Cat", presented by  thc Communitv Resource Society's Fitness Service, then this  week-end is your last chance!  Friday. March 17th at 8:00 p.m.  in Sechelt Elementary School  gym the curtain will rise for the  last time on the Pender Harbour  Theatre Group's production of  this delighful tale of the country  boy who dreams he's destined for  fame and fortune, and of his cat  who helps him find both. Complete with singers, including the  Pender Harbour Community  Choir, and dancers, the play is  done in "English Pantomime"  style, with several female parts  being hilariously played by men,  and vice versa.  Both the young and the young-  at-heart are sure to enjoy this entertaining tale, so bring your  sense of humour and imagination  and join us on Friday at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $2.00 for adults, and  SI.00 for students and Seniors.  They can be purchased at the Fitness Service office and Community Resource Society office in  Sechelt, and the N.D.P.book-  storc in Gibsons.  Homemaker  tary activities on  behalf of  the community.  Homemaker Service Committee Chairman. Mrs. Ber-  nice Tyson, reported that this  service has weathered a recent  chage in departmental administration which saw the service  now being administered  by the Department of Health.  She reported that thc service  had been offered lo 72 clients  since the end of January.  She also reported that a  B.C.Pilot Homemaker Course  started on March 6th which  will last for six weeks. The  course is being altcndcd by  20 students, all experienced  Homemakers. and will be  supervised by skilled professionals. While the course  is being conducted thc remaining homemakers will do  double duly lo cover the clients of those taking the course  and no new clients can be  accepted during the term of  the course. Mrs.Tyson also  reported that Iris Sugden  had   been   appointed    Field  * Continued From Page One  Supervisor   of   the    Home-  making Service.  Reports by students in  the Alternate Education  Programmes at Pender Harbour and Gibsons indicated  that these programmes are  continuing in a satisfactory  manner.  COME JOIN US IN THE RUN  Berger and Matthews  * Continued From Page Six  Nutrition notes  JWIT. MS MAKE HW MULE THf..SH0J��.  By Fran Berger  Well, folks, no doubt about  it, he's real! I've seen him  with my own eyes! George  Matthews DOES exist, and  our April Fool's Day Run is  on!  I was in Elphinstone School  last week, skulking around the  halls trying to catch a glimpse  of my nemesis. It was my  third visit to the school for  such a purpose, and doubt in  his actual existence was slowly beginning to cloud my  mind as stealthy steps past  the counselling office repeatedly found it deserted.  "No doubt he's down in the  staff room sucking back another fag." I mused. Irving to  quell my growing suspicion  that George Matthews was  nothing more than another  front for the Burnside mouthpiece. 1 was becoming increasingly more nervous as  I kept encountering such figures as Madoc-Joncs, Gray,  and Montgomery, each with  his own version of the "1  hope you're in training for  THE BIG RUN" story, and  sporting such bemused  smirks and knowing glances  I was sure there was something I didn't know. When  one of them said he was actually putting MONEY on  ME in the run..."five  pounds", in fact (so you can  guess which one!)...I was  convinced I was being set up!  In desperation I turned,  ready to run out the door and  all the way back to Sechelt,  when the gym door opened  and out strode a lean, strapping fellow, moving with the  swift and sinewy grace that  could only mean he was a  runner ��� and judging by  his fancy footwork as he  dodged through a throng of  milling students he was undoubtedly a rugby player,  too. I stopped dead in my  tracks. THIS was George  Matthews. This was the man  who challenged me to try and  run from Gibsons to Sechelt  on April Fool's Day!  Now it seems that George  is not the only one who would  like to test his mettle by  undertaking such a feat,Since  our upcoming run has been  made public, numerous people have approached me and  mentioned that they, too,  would like to see how far they  could make it, just for the fun  of it. They're not out to kill  themselves, they just want to  give it a try. Why, even dear  Editor Burnside is so intrigued  by the idea he is going to join  us on the road, and an early  rumour had it that a masked,  anonymous challenger was  bragging that he was going to  prove that .he could beat both  George and I to Sechelt!  So may I please issue an  open invitation to everyone,  no matter what your age.  If you would like to challenge yourself and see how  far you can run, please join  George and me in our April  Fool's Day Run. Details like  time (we'll try and avoid  ferry traffic) and rules (can  one stop to tie up one's  shoelace?) arc yet to be worked out. but the prognosis on  all counts is that it will be a  lot of fun. And who knows,  you may even be able to run  further than you think! So  we'll sec you April 1st. Now  I'd better go out for a run!  Visiting  A group of twenty-five young  people of the Vancouver Anglican  Youth Movement will be visiting  thc Sunshine Coast on Sunday.  March 19th. They will be at the  Legion Hall in Madeira Park at  2 p.m.. and in the United Church  Hall in Gibsons at 7:30 p.m.  qThey will present a modern  musical drama of the Resurrection, "The Rising Son". Everyone will be welcome. An offering  will be taken to cover their expenses.  CAMpbell's  FAMILY SHOES and LEATHER GOODS  "IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SECHELT"  Your friendly neighbourhood     ��������-  drop-off point for Coast News  \/*s  Classified Ads.  ?���<  work on your problems a little at a time. Try eating more  slowly. It's surprising how the  good taste lingers for a long  time. Why not increase your  physical activity maybe by  walking more often or by  joining a fitness class?  Establish a few priorities.  For example, is it worth feel-  in guilty over a piece of cake  just to drown the guilt later  with wine and who knows  what?  Your pounds arrived slowly.  And so changes will most likely take from six weeks to three  months to put into smooth  order, and closer to a year to  be digested.  The least you can do is  improve your self-awareness.  The most is lose pounds and  increase your quality of life.  Remember that success is  not necessarily just the a-  chievement of your goal (ideal) weight but it is the step  in the direction of positive  health.  TYPEWRITER  ESTIMATES  Every Saturday  : A  fully  qualified  technician   will   be  j available every Saturday of the month.  : Quotations given prior to commencement  ��� of work.  : Please phone for further information.  885-3258  !>��� V_X                   N���/   wharlRoad  Church Services  Roman Catholic Services  Rev.T.Nicholson, Pastor  Times of Sunday Mass:  8:00 p.m. Saturday and 12 Noon  Sunday at St.Mary's Gibsons  In Sechelt:8:30 a.m. Our Lady of  Lourdes Church, Indian Reserve  10:00 a.m. Holy Family Church  885-9526  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sat.3:00 p.m.  Hour of Worship Sat., 4:00 p.m.  St.John's United Church  Davis Bay  Pastor C.Dreibcrg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone:  885-9750 or 883-2736  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M.Rcinhardt  9:30 a.m.-St .John's  Davis Bay  11:15a.m. -Gibsons  886-2333  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School -9:45a.m.  Worship Service - 11:00a.m.  Revival- 7:00p.m.  Bible Study-Wed. 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  We're here to  help protect  your travel dollars.  As of February 21st all travel agents and  travel wholesalers must be registered with  the Provincial Government and contribute  to a special travel assurance fund. Then if  you lose a deposit or have to make duplicate payment for services when a travel  firm goes out of business, you're covered  by the fund. (This applies to all travel  services bought after February 21, 1978.)  When you're making travel plans, deal  with a company that displays the Provin  cial certification in its office. That way  your travel dollars will be insured.  For more information contact:  Registrar of Travel Services,  Ministry of Consumer and Corporate Affairs,  411 Dunsmuir Street,  Vancouver, B C. VBB 1X4  668-2911  Province of British Columbia Ministry of Consumer and Corporate Affairs  The Honourable KRafe Mair, Minister  ��� ^  Slider Sav.ngS   At  ^���"-""t  B :������    '.    B     PI YMOUTH HORIZON   ^.aaaaaWA  SO**y  -TH**  \S  sovo  A Common Sign  Found on many  of our new and used  CARS & TRUCKS  885-5111  PLYMOUTH HORIZON  ^!!!!!*%  We service  what we sell $ AOaQQ00  FRONTIER VAN      '^aaaa^ Most used vehicles have a guarantee  The  GULF STATION   beside St. Mary's Hospital  tHltiliftt-tai  ��� Instant bank financing on approved credit  ��� Low down payments       M ^  ��� No red tape X.I.X  F.O.B. Sechelt Bank of B.C.  A full Service Centre.  CANADIAN IMPERIAL  BANK OF COMMERCE  DEALER PLAN  885-5111


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