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 The Sunshine  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15* per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  Volume 31, Number 1  January 3. 1978  m P>V  ��.��--"�����*  %AJiru rm,  New Year's Wishes for Canada  During the holidays this Volkswagen bus went  out of control coming down the Highway 101  hill in Gibsons and plunged down the embankment bejnnd the��� Co-op.  narrowly  missing^ the  Regional budget dispute  at last meeting of 1977  A storm of controversy broke at the first meeting of the  Regional Board since the election on Thursday, December 22nd,  when freshmen directors Joe Harrison and Charles Lee objected  that the Provisional Budget for 1978 was being rushed through  without the directors having adequate time for its study. The  discussion of the budget came after a Hospital Board meeting,  la Planning Committee meeting, and at the end of the regular  (board meeting and did not get underway until almost 10:30  p.m. which is the ususal hour for the regional board meetings  to end.  Lee and Harrison have been appointed as members to the  Finance Committee which is headed by Peter Hoemberg as  Chairman. Harry Almond is the other member of that committee. After a lengthy procedural wrangle the board members  voted to pass the provisional budget over the protestations of  the two new members.  Chairman Harry Almond explained to the Coast News that  [passage was necessary before the end of the year so that the  Regional Board could function in January. He pointed that the  jboard still had till the end of March to review the budget.  The Regional Board chairman services with Peter Hoemberg  also outlined the make-up of the  other committees with which the  Regional Board will address  the new year. Almond will serve  as the Chairman of the Management Committee with Peter  Hoemberg, Morgan Thompson,  and Charles Lee as committee  members. Morgan Thompson  will be the Chairman of the Public Utilities Committee with  specific responsibility for sewers.  Jack Marshall will be responsible for cemeteries on this committee; George Gibb will handle  waste disposal; and Bernic Mulligan will be responsible for water  propane tank in the foreground and coming  to rest beside the Coast News office. The occupants, a man and a child, were unhurt although  the child was thrown from the van.  Smart action foils forgers  "A smart bit of police work"  on the part of a young RCMP  constable attached to the Sechelt  detachment led to the apprehension over the holiday period of a  couple in connection with the  falsifying of Canadian Postal  Money Orders. Complaints first  reached the RCMP from merchants in both Gibsons ind  Sechelt about the falsified money  orders.  The Gibsons merchants involved were T.J. Sound, Western  Drug Marl, and Ken's Lucky  Dollar. At the time of going to  press the Sechelt merchants  affected could not be ascertained.  The money orders were changed by the insertion of a handprinted stylized number seven.  One of the maple leafs between  as his alternate.  Harry Almond will also head  up the Planning Committee  which has full-board representation. He is also the Chairman of  the Building Committee with such  help from other directors as he  requires and George Gibb will  perform a similar function with  the Publicity Committee.  Outside organizations in which  regional directors will participate  include the airport in which  matters Charles Lee will be the  regional representative.     Peter  Hoemberg will represent the  board on the Provincial Emergency Programe; Jack Marshall will  represent the board on the Coast-  Garibaldi Hoard of Health and  Human Resources; Peter Hoemberg will serve on the Municipal  Finance Authority; Hoemberg  will also serve on the St. Mary's  Hospital Board, working with a  sub-committee of .Joe Harrison  and Jack Marshall, Charles Lee  will serve on the Parks and Recreation Committee. Harry Almond, Bernic Mulligan and Peter  Hoemberg will be the board's  representatives on the Joint Use  of Schools Committee.  ���'���Mr,  TSLtln\��&  ,*v-:'-   -.:-<��.:  KM* .  mm��  m  the dollar sign and the number  was erased and a seven inserted  Money orders were thus raised  in value from $1.50 to 171.50;  from $8.00 to $78.00; from $1.25  to $71.25 and soon.  An RCMP spokesman said that  the falsification was actually not  difficult to spot since the imprint  of the erased maple leaf carries  through to the back of the money  order, but in the rush of the  holiday season merchants did not  spot the deception until several  had been passed locally. The  number seven was inserted because it was the easiest numeral  to imitate by hand.  Constable Braznct is a member  of the Pender Harbour patrol  from the Sechelt office and when  reports reached him about the  falsified money orders in Gibsons  and Sechelt he immediately notified the merchants in the Half-  moon Bay and Pender Harbour  areas on the assumption that  those responsible would be  working their way up the Sunshine Coast. His alertness was  rewarded when a call from a  Hallmoon Bay merchant informed  him that his assumption was  correct and he was able lo apprehend a couple in the Madeira  Park area. The couple was then  returned to Sechelt where the  merchants affected identified  them in a police line-up.  One of the two has already  been charged with the offence.  In other police news a rash of  break and entry offences have  been reported over the holiday  period in the Lower Gibsons  area. In most cases liquor and  money were stolen. An exception  was a break-in on Cheryl Ann  Park Road in Roberts Creek  where a large amount of jewellery  was reported stolen. RCMP have  the break-ins under active investigation and have suspects  at the present time.  It would seem appropriate at this beginning of a new year to  extend not only general wishes to our readers and advertisers  that their year may prove peaceful and prosperous but also  some wishes of a more specific nature to our fellow Canadians  as Canada enters what may well prove to be a year of decision.  For Canada, herself, our wish would be for unity and prosperity. It seems in this corner that the country will find the  first. It is the conviction here that Canadians of all national  backgrounds are more deeply committed at the not always evident emotional level to this great sprawling northern adventure  of a country that our politicians, be they Trudeau or Levesque,  realize. By the nature of their work they are conditioned to  think of the people as being a largely inert and apathetic mass  waiting only to be manipulated at election time and generally  indifferent when not being manipulated into some half-hearted  show of support at election time. Since its very conception this  sprawling land mass under-populated and climatically hostile  through much of its mass has been an unlikely giant. The  north-south strain of commerce has been with us since the  beginning threatening always to dismember our disparate  regions. The country has always looked like it was about to  fall apart but it never has and I believe it is further from doing  so now in the hearts of the people than at any previous time.  We are aware. I believe, and we are concerned and we will  prevail. An indication of that awareness came at the opening  of the recent hockey game between Spartak of Moscow and the  Vancouver Canucks. We had the ceremonial singing of the  national anthems, first the Russian then the Canadian and when  it came to the singing of the Canadian national anthem it was  sung half in French, here, in Vancouver. It had a touch of class  which would not go unnoticed in Quebec and probably did more  for national unity than all of Trudeau's hugging and puffing.  Prosperity for Canada in 1978 will probably be a tougher nut  to crack. There is a shocking economic disparity in the various  regions of this country from oil-rich Alberta on the wide end of  tr)e spectrum and the Maritimes on the other. Years and years  .' khort-sighted mis-management finds Canada still exporting  Its coal and its iron and importing the manufactured products  that they give birth to. In effect what we export along with our  raw materials are the jobs which turn them into finished products. The deplorable case of Inco in Sudbury where the international corporation used the money it amassed as a result of  give-away tax concession by the Liberal government to invest in  Chile where, under a totalitarian regime that Trudeau was indecent quick to recognize as legal when it overthrew a democratically elected government, the great attraction is cheap  and oppressed labour is almost ironically just. The Liberals  deserve it. Canada doesn't. Canada doesn't deserve this  morally and intelectually bankrupt party as its government  either. What is needed is a government which can propose  imaginative and long-range policies which will give this country  At the Sechelt Council  At the regular meeting of the  Sechelt council held on Wednesday December 21st. Haydn Kil-  lam asked the members if they  could postpone further action  against his non-conforming lumber yard as he would be submitting several proposals to bring  il into alignment with the bylaws.  Alderman Thompson fell that  any misuse of land within the  village should be dealt with  immediately, while Alderman  .lorgensen could see no harm in  another delay. The recommendation of Alderman l.eilner was  that a special meeting should be  held once the presentations were  made and the matter was tabled.  A question of ethics arose  when Mr. Killam informed council that he could install the  drainage system beside his property at a maximum cost to the  village of $10,000.00. The project had been already put out to  tender and three higher bids  had been received. Council  felt that once the tenders had  been received it may not be  ethical to listen to other bids,  plus the more inexpensive drain-  Batmobile on duty here  Here it is,  was on the  folks, the Attorney General's secret weapon - the Batmobile.  The mobile unit  Sunshine Coast over the holidays and will return this month.  One of the provincial Bat-  mobiles, Breath Analysis Testing  mobile unit, which arc a major  pari of the Attorney General's  continuing campaign against  drinking drivers, was stationed on  the Sunshine Coasl December  27 ��� 29. During its stay approximately '100 cars were tested. The  results were that one driver was  charged with refusal to take the  lest, one was charged with im  paired driving, and one driver  faced a 24-hour suspension.  Police credited the relatively  clean showing with the psychological effect of the Batmobilc's  presence. It will be returning to  the Sunshine Coasl for further  surveillance in January. In the  meantime, police sources say  that the system of checking  through road blocks will continue.  age system may not be acceptable  to the village engineers.  Mr. Killam was invited to submit his proposal to the engineers  on the chance thai if the specifications were to change then he  would be considered.  Mr. Norm Watson reported  that the Recreation Commission's  proposals were received favourably by the Department of Municipal Affairs and that funds would  he available for recreation  facilities sometime after Marc  1st.  The land zoning amendment  by-laws 169 and 178 were both  given adoption.  Bus  cancelled  For the past months a shoppers  bus has been available to the  Gibsons and district population.  This bus was supported by donations from the Gibsons Chamber  of Commerce. Gibsons Harbour  Business Association and Sunny-  crest Merchants as a convenience  to their customers, however it  has become a costly liability  and therefore has been cancelled  for the time being.  The merchants arc concerned  as they know most studies of  this area state "lack of transportation" as one of the major  problems, so why has there been  such a lack of interest in the  bus? Was it the day chosen?  The amount of time available to  shop? The scheduling?  Only the public has the answers  lo these questions. The Gibsons  and District Chamber of Commerce would appreciate your  comments and suggestions.   You  back the self-respect of independence. It is the conviction here  that the Canadian people are deeply caring about their country  at bottom and would be willing to make any short-term sacrifices asked of them if they were convinced il was for the long-  term good of their country. It would have to be a government  which was not so closely allied with a single power group as  the Liberals arc with the giant corporations. One does not  have to be an admirer of the giant trade unions to say that  they should be brought in in a spirit of co-operation to plan the  future of Canada. History is full of examples of apparent radicals who behaved responsibly when given a taste of power.  An old schoolteacher trick is take your most difficult pupil  and give him or her a laste of responsibility around the room  and then watch the magical transformation. As long as our  country is divided by mistrust and suspicion it will fail to find  itself. And so for Canada above all, if not this new year then  soon, a new and imaginative government prepared to dare  greatly, a government worthy of the land and worthy of the  challenge it presents.  For Pierre Elliot Trudeau one would wish domestic tranquillity. A man never more charming than when he is on one  of his stylish vacations, swimming in the Bahamas or skiing  in Colorado, one would wish for him also an extended life long  vacation as far as possible from the public eye and the reins of  power he has grown lo love without having the faintest idea  what to do with them.  For Joe Clark let's wish a sense of humour and sure footing.  If only one weren't quite so conscious of the diction lessons  which dropped his squeaky voice to a manly, if somewhat  hollow, bellow.  For the Social Credit party provincially, what would be kinder  than to wish them a gag for Jack Davis, or maybe even a strait  jacket with gag. And perhaps some diplomatic soul could  suggest ever so tactfully to Grace McCarthy that occasionally  she should cover her teeth. Were I a tourist I af*quile sure  that the sight of those permanently bared molars gleaming at  me from every government publication, smiling, smiling, t9c  smiling with a demonic determination would���>$��}!(��� vsk-feVme  from any further acquaintance with her pari of the world.  And finally for the people of Canada and British Columbia  in particular let us wish for an awakening of concern and interest in the way their country is being governed. There is no  guarantee for the future, whether we speak of the political or  economic future, more polcni than that which is assured by  an alert and thoughtful populace. It has been said thai in a  democracy wc gel the governments thai we deserve. May we  in 1978 and in the years to follow date greatly and deserve  greatly and may we for the balance of the twentieth century  endeavour to redeem (he prophecy of Sir Wilfred Lauricr who  said at the turn of the century thai the twentieth century would  belong to Canada. Lei us prove ourselves worthy of that vision.  The protracted B.C. Telephone Company strike  became more than just the voice of a male operator on our phone lines when this indication  of cut service appeared on one of the ships on  the Horseshoe Hay - Langdalc tun.  Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine  Coast every Tuesday!  ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Coast News, January 3,1978.  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  Editor -John Burnside  Typesetting - Lindy Moseley  Layout - Pat Tripp  Advertising / Reporter - Bruce M. Wilson  Advertising /Photographer - Ian Corrance  Receptionist/Bookkeeper - M. M. Laplante  Typesetting - Cynthia Christensen  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.  ��'  What's ahead?  This should prove to be another  interesting year on the Sunshine Coast.  All four of our elected bodies will be  facing some stiff challenges to their  abilities.  Perhaps the one facing the stiffest  challenge will be the Regional Board. It  is not a body which has enjoyed much  popularity in the past and now the  Social Credit Department of Municipal  Affairs seems to be questioning the  validity of the whole Regional Board  concept. A series of public meetings  will be held through the coming year in  various parts of the province to take  public soundings about the Regional  Board concept. In addition, we here have  a Regional Board with fifty percent  brand new members and a situation  where the lines drawn between pro-  development and slow growth factions  are especially sharply drawn. The new  members lo the Regional Board cannot  long expect to avoid immersion in the  waters of controversy. Indeed they have  a ready made explosive situation in  their hands in their dealing with the  Gibsons council.  Throughout much of 1977 the relations  between the Gibsons council and the  Regional Board were somewhat strained  and the November elections saw new men  elected for the specific purpose of repudiating the transfer of Gibsons water  administration to the Regional Board  and with a jealous eye cocked defensively  over the village's autonomy and identity.  On both bodies there would appear to  be men of reason and ability, however,  and it is to be hoped that they find some  means of working together to maximize  co-operation and minimize mistrust.  Sechelt council would seem, of the  three local political bodies, to be the one  that might furnish us with the least  controversy in 1978. There is only one  change from the previous council and the  village seems to have settled harmoniously into a working relationship with the  Regional Board, With the likes of Henry  Hall and Haydn Killam around, however,  we can expect that despite its seeming  tranquillity at the moment the Sechelt  council will furnish its share of newspaper headlines during 1978.  There is very little change on the  School Board which has been functioning  so harmoniously over the past two years.  Tim Frizzell replaces the retiring Celia  Fisher, but the lack of change in personnel may be misleading here, since the  recent shifting by the Social Credit  government of more of the burden of  school taxes onto the local property  owners may face the School Board with  some hard decisions about economizing.  Staff cuts may prove to be necessary in  1978 and just when and where to make  them may prove to be an agonizing  matter and severely test the School  Board's well-deserved reputation for  reasoned common sense.  Whatever happens the Coast News  will be in its little corner watching the  goings and comings and reporting them  to the people of the Sunshine Coast with  as much ability and objectivity as we  can muster. Good luck in the coming  year to all those entrusted with the local  decision-making.  Budget controversy  The most recent controversy at the  Regional Board which saw Finance  Committee members Charles Lee and Joe  Harrison object to the time allotted for  discussion of the Provisional Budget for  1978 may have been something of a  tempest in a teapot. Finance Chairman  Almond and the other committee member  Peter Hoemberg argued that approval  of the Provisional Budget was absolutely  necessary before the end of the year in  order to allow the" Regional Board to  open its doors ih the new year and  eventually their arguments held sway  with the other directors supporting them.  Il is the feeling here, however, that  the zeal displayed by Harrison and Lee  was not entirely misplaced. The hour  at which the Provisional Budget was  considered was a late one and came after  the meeting had already been in session  for sonic three hours. As such, it is  remindful of late session all-night budgetary debates in the House of Commons  which saw exhausted legislators pass  all manner of mammoth bills jusl so the  session could close and they could gel  some rest; or remindful of the all-night  legislation by exhaustion sessions which  have been a feature of some Social  Credit regimes in British Columbia.  Further, it should be remembered that  it is the nature of bureaucracy to grow  irrespective of actual need; it is the  nature of bureaucrats to create little  empires for themselves at the taxpayers'  expense. The bureaucracy of our local  Regional Board and the bureaucracy of  our local School Board are no exceptions.  They have both grown remarkably in  the last few years.  The determination evinced by the two  new directors on the Finance Committee  to thoroughly study the expenditures of  their portion of government; their skeptical show-me-the-necd altitude is refreshing and almost certainly one of the most  welcome fresh breezes to blow across the  local political scene in some time. A  tempest in a teapot il may have been,  but the new men thereby served notice  thai they will not be sitting still for any  unncessary expenditures. Good luck to  them.  .. .from the files of Coast News  m  *��  5 YEARS AGO  For the fourth consecutive year Dick  Ranniger has been elected Chief of the  Gibsons Volunteer Fire Department.  The Christmas rain did considerable  damage to roads on the Sunshine Coast.  Shoulders on the highway in Gibsons  from North Road on down the hill were  almost completely washed away. Other  roads throughout the area were also  badly damaged.  10 YEARS AGO  At the Twilight: Fahrenheit 457 is  the vehicle selected for Julie Christie  in her first role since her Academy  Award for Darling. The movie is a highly  dramatic version of the world acclaimed  novel by Kay Bradbury.  15 YEARS AGO  The Hoard of Industrial Relations has  issued new minimum wage orders in the  mercantile,   manufacturing,   hotel   and  catering   industries.      The   orders   arc  effective January I, 1963 and establish  minimum wage of $1.00 an hour for  employees.  The annual report to Gibsons Village  Council by Jules A. Mainil, municipal  clerk, stressed the fact that the village,  faced with a steady increase in new  houses, must look ahead and keep its  water supply at a point where it can be  equal to demand.  20 YEARS AGO  Electronics is helping the Japanese  fishery industry enlarge the scope of  its operations and increase its catch.  Most popular device with fishermen is  the fish finder which is carried on 20% of  all Japanese fishing boats of five tons  or more.  25 YEARS AGO  Roberts Creek P.T.A. 4th Annual  Hard Times Dance, at Community Hall.  Featuring the Rhythm Pals, Mike, Mark  and Jack from CKWX. Admission:  $1.05 including tax.  Sechelt, about 1900. The occasion is Confirmation at Our Lady of  the Rosary Chruch, built in 1890 under a Christian community system  introduced by Bishop Durieu. Cecilia August, who was confirmed  here, and who could be one of the young girls in this picture, says  that the ceremony took place at some prearranged time in late  summer. Native people, many of whom have travelled from homes  up their traditional inlets by canoe or sloop, are gathered beside  a cedar arch especially built for this day.  An avenue has been left  for the Bishop and procession to pass through. Flags of the hereditary chiefs mark the four corners of the decorated square above.  Temperance flags fly from poles set in the ground and from atop  the band stand. In 1906 this church building burned, along with  homes seen here on either side. Construction of Our Lady of Lourdcs  commenced within a year. Probably a Timms photo, courtesy Whita-  ker family and Elphinstone Pioneer Museum.  L.R.Peterson  Musings  John Burnside  "J Slings & Arrows  George Matthews  Hogmanay, or the celebration  of the coming of the New Year is  one of the year's premium occasions for Scotsmen. Even for  cHildrcn it carries as much weight  as the celebration of Christmas,  or at least so it is in my memory.  Oh, we have the coming of Santa  Claus and the giving of Christmas  presents and the mandatory  tree. It may be also in Scotland  now that there is turkey and  assorted fowl to be eaten to mark  the festive occasion. There certainly wasn't any when I was  growing up during and just after  the Second World War. In fact  I do not remember ever eating  chicken or turkey or duck or  goose or any other dc-feathercd  bird until I arrived in Canada  at the age of almost sixteen.  Apart from Santa Claus and the  tree and the presents there was  little sense of pageantry. The  goodies special to the season  were consumed on the occasion  of the new year and ihey wf.re  mostly pastry, There was Scottish shortbread and the rich  fruit cake we called black bun.  There was whisky for Ihe adults,  in our house il was the only  occasion of the year thai il made  its appearance, and home-made  ginger wine, non-alcoholic, for  the youngsters. One of the  annual competitions took place  with my mother valiantly secreting the delicious ginger wine  around the house against premature theft at the hands of  adults and children alike. It  was a game that no one could  lose. If in fact the cache of ginger  wine was located and raided it  was enjoyed and my mother, despite her protestations, had the  heaven-sent satisfaction of  knowing that her wares were  again in demand.  Like so many or nearly all  special ocasions then, Hogmanay  was a family lime first wilh the  old year being seen out with a  contemplative reverence before  the whisky and Ihe celebration  was begun with the coming of  the new. After midnight when  the young had consumed as much  of the shortbread and Ihe black  bun and the ginger wine as they  could get away with and had been  sent reluctantly to bed the adults  began their celebration which  took Ihe form as often as not  of visiting friends and relatives  and neighbours in the vicinity of  the home. I never celebrated  Hogmanay as an adult in Scotland but just before I left for  Canada I was permitted to be  part of a travelling party of  adults on at least one occasion  and found that much of the adult  celebration was spent in song  and in the remembering of distant times and vanished people  with much laughter and, as the  evening and the whisky wore on.  nostalgic tears.  Since 1 left Scotland in 1954  I have marked the coming of the  New Year in a variety of climes  and customs. My first dances in  the mid-fifties in Montreal were  traumatic. There I was introduced to paper hats and mass  hysteria with strangers kissing  strangers and "Auld Lang Sync",  that reflective and nostalgic song  of enduring friendship, sung as  though it were Ihe Beer Barrel  Polka. Oh, I drank and cavorted  and kissed with the best of them  but I could never shake the feeling it was a hollow celebration.  The best welcoming of the New  Year that I experienced while  in Montreal came with the celebration which marked the end  of the fifties and the beginning  of the sixties. For a couple of  years previous to Ihat I had eschewed, as I do to this day. the  mass celebrations in favour of  somewhal wry bachelor poker  game observations of the occasion. Late in 1959 I found myself  with the unexpected delight of  charming female companionship  and. furthermore, female companionship which knew its own  mind and pouted prettily that we  should be going to a party somewhere. As a last minute inspiration I phoned a French-Canadian  family who had been very kind  to me in those first years in  Montreal.  The family was called Dubeau.  The father was a Montreal taxi-  driver and they were a completely  bilingual group. By 1959 I had  been neglecting them for a few  years since time and chance  had removed me from the working companionship of Armand the  second-oldest son, which companionship had taken me to the  welcome of their home in the  first place. When I phoned on  December 31st, 1959. 1 found  that, yes, they were having a  party and that, yes, with no hint  of recimination about my neglect  they would be delighted to welcome me and my friend.  As ever in thai house, I was  immediately at home. There in  the midst of the alien city was  the kind of familial and neighbourly gathering that I immediately welcomed and recognized.  We danced and sang and hugged  each other warmly and the Jewish  girl and the Scottish boy were  made to feel that they belonged  in the warmth of that French-  Canadian gathering and that New  Year's F.ve became the springboard to the first great love of  mvlife.  A few more years came and  went in Montreal and Toronto  at the time of the changing of  the year but nothing stands out  as memorable. Some polished  and unsatisfactory socializing, a  part of the tapestry of triviality  which is the backdrop for the  meaningful limes. Ihcn I went to  Dawson City where Ihe New Year  saw the magnificent white elephant of the refurbished Palace  Grand lit up and warmed up for  the festivities. Outside the clean! nineteenth century vaudeville house Ihe cars ran all night  for in sixty below (here was no  starting them if the motors slopped and. as I have said before,  the ladies entered Ihe hall bundled like hears against the cold  and in a mailer of moments re-  emerged from the ladies' room  elegant and lovely for the dance.  Those were good limes with  everyone at the dance in Ihat  little isolated place familiars  and friends. The music was  home-grown and quaint hut the  joyousness was defiant and  splendid against Ihe cold and the  loneliness.  In the late sixties in the Crows-  nest Pass there was the warmth  and conviviality, too, of a winter-  besieged small town celebration  with an annual party at the home  of Bill Kennedy, whom you have  met in these musings before as  the leader of Ihe Iron Creek  Cavalry. There I met. in that  bastion of hunters and wildlife, the strange New Year's  custom which saw the men of the  town fire their rifles into the  air lo mark the midnight hour  with a volley of salutation.  My tastes, guided by the  traditions of my youth, still run  towards a reflective observation  of the New Year, a weighing and  a balancing of the past and a  looking forward to the future. I  prefer to be surrounded by old  and tested friends, if possible.  These personal preferences of  mine, notwithstanding, dear  reader, may I wish for you, in  whatever fashion you choose to  have observed the occasion the  time-honoured hope that your  New Year will be peaceful and as  prosperous as circumstances will  allow. "A Guid New Year to  ane and a'/ And mony may  you sec."  by John Burnside  He seeks him here/ He seeks  him there/ The editor seeks him  everywhere./ Can anyone 'tell  me where on the map/ Is thai  damned elusive Slings and  Arrows chap?  Yes folks Ihe elusive Matthews  has gone missing again. Give  some glazed-eyed teachers len  days off and there is no telling  where or when they might show-  up. It's an old story this. In  the days when we were doing  theatre together "Where's  George?" was a comic catch  phrase around Ihe Driftwood  Players. Then as now his contributions were valued and worthy of some effort lo realize them  but sometimes they jusl failed  to materialize,  All efforts to locale him have  proved in vain. His phone rings  but no one answers. He was  last glimpsed in Guildford scooting busily by with his children  in the ear but in what direction  is entirely unclear. He may have  finally thrown caution lo the  winds and be heading for Halifax to catch a freighter towards  the flesh and frolic centres of  the Mediterranean over which he  and I would mournfully fantasize as accompaniment to many  a dreary cup of staff room coffee.  He may be on a homeward  bound ferry at this moment  scribbling a few hastily graceful  words of greeting to his loyal  readership and the new year.  Who knows?   Certainlv not this  poor harried editor.  However, as the hour grows  late and Ihe deadline approaches  ! here T am girded up for yet  another verbal go-round ill an  effort to fill his considerable  shoes with something approaching his unfailing good humour  and general kindliness. It's a  difficult role for a somewhat  irascible Scotsman wilh what a  friend calls a slag-heap honesty  to play but I do the best 1 can.  What would dear George  address himself lo in this first  paper of the new year? Again,  who can say. Certainly not I.  One of Ihe perks of my job is  the weekly wailing lo sec what  my columnists arc up to this  week. It's a little different In  the case of Turner, for he's  always about live or six weeks  ahead of Ihe paper and with him  the problem is which one to  choose for any given week. Bui  George, dear George, he does  bring a little suspense and excitement into the otherwise fairly  humdrum life of a small-town  newspaper editor, With George,  uol only do you not know what  he's going to write about nor  when he's going to write il bill  you have Ihe added bonus of  not being able to find him al  all sometimes as ihe deadline  approaches. The only columnist  who's as erratic and prone lo  lasi minute behaviour as dear  George is that fellow who writes  Musings  and   I've   never  been  Please turn to Page Twelve  Provide, provide  The witch that came (the withered hag)  To wash the steps with pail and rag,  Was once the beauty Abishag,  The picture pride of Hollywood.  Too many fall from great and good  For you to doubt the likelihood.  Die early and avoid the fate.  Or if predestined to die late,  Make up your mind to die in state.  Make the whole stock exchange your own!  If need be occupy a throne,  Where nobody can call you crone.  Some have relied on what they knew;  Others on being simply true.  What worked tor them might work for you.  No memory of having starred  Atones for later disregard,  Or keeps the end from being hard.  Better to go down dignified  With boughten friendship at your side  Than none at all. Provide, provide!  by Robert Frost Coast News, January 3,1978.  REMAPPING THE ABYSS  I don't pften write columns  about the actual business of  writing. Such information is  general!) onlj of interest toother  writers. Occasionally however,  the circumstances behind the  evolution ol a particular poem are  unusual enough to warrant the  waiving ol this vague rule. Such  is the case with the poem 1 call  Mapping the Alnss.  Abyss was one ol the more sue*  cessful in a long series of poems  about the city, I've written and  tried to write over the years.  I tic idea came i>> me one mournful Christmas Eve, mil too sur-  priMNL>K in a bar. I was killing  time with a leu ohl pals, waiting  for the bus that would bear me  .may from these squalid environments. The atmosphere in the  1'iih was supposed to be festive.  I here were some token decorations and Season's Greetings was  scrawled in large white letters  across the bar-mirror. But the  forced air of celebration was a  thin thing at best. Beneath it  was a knife-edge ol' sad desperation. I had never been so consciously aware of it before. You  could see it especially in the faces  of the people who sat by themselves with hopeless beers in  front of them and apparently,  not a friend in the whole cold  world. The awfulness of it all  came truly through to me for the  first time. I shuddered to think  what their lonely Christmasses  would be like.  These mournful speculations  remained with me after I'd fled  the city. A lew days later, I made  Pages from a Life-Log  Peter Trower  my first attempt to get them down  on paper. 1 was somewhat in my  cups at the time and the resultant  garble read like a wrongly-decoded message. I set this mish  mash aside for awhile. In a  couple of weeks when my mind  was clearer, 1 looked again at  the hodgepodge of words and  phrases, my hampered subconscious had thrown up. Mixed  through Ihe outright nonsense  were some pretty gwd lines.  I rescued these from the dross-  heap and started all over again  in a more-structured fashion.  Two or three drafts later, I had  what seemed to me, quite an  effective poem. I was pleased  enough with it that I decided to  use it as the title poem in a book  of pieces dealing with Vancouver  streetlife. Subsequently, 1 assembled a manuscript and gave  it to Frank Lewis, the well-known  local artist who had agreed to  illustrate such a book when I got  one together.  Around the same time, I sent  a second copy to Al Purdy in  Ontario who was making a general selection of my poetry for  another projected book. I made  the serious error of not keeping  a third copy for myself. 1 had  never been this careless before  and it was to cost me, for both  copies eventually became mislaid. Rooting through my files,  I managed to find copies of most  (TWILIGHT  (THEATRE)  886-2827  GIBSONS  Tues., Wed., January 3 & 4.  "     " 6:45 & 9:00  TWO SHOWS  NIGHTLY -  Subject to continued interest Star Wars  may be held over - watch for it on our sign  or phone the theatre for further information.  "Why Shoot the Taachtr la good  fortvaryona"  Lea Wedman-Vancouvar Sun  WHY SHOOT  THE  TEACHER  (jj^y^^  Thurs., Fri., Sat.  January 5,6,7.  8:00p.m.  A GREAT CANADIAN FILM  of Ihe poems in Ihe manuseripl  but of Mapping the Abyss  there was no truee. For some  reason, 1 had thrown away my  draft-sheets and to all intents  and purposes, the poem had  eeased lo exist. A few stanzas  and the odd line stayed with me  but most of it. like a disappearing  dream, seemed lo have slipped  totally beyond recall. It was  extremely frustrating but there  didn't seem much I could do  about it. I dismissed it from  my mind and applied myself to  other projects.  My friend, Coast News editor  John Burnside, had particularly  liked this poem and had in facl,  once read it for me at an abortive  poetry-reading when   my  nerve  MAPPING THE ABYSS  There are sadder truths  beyond this safe Christmas;  many men alone  and diminished women  folded like flowers  between the pages of their pain.  In the country of rooms  there are no bright greetings,  no presents in the mail;  only ghostly ships in bottles  they can sail away on  sinking as they sail.  Desperately they seek  in wine seas of memory  a legacy less-bitter  before time cut them adrift  and Three Wise Men  fell puking in the gutter.  A crippled woman limps  towards a tenement  her scanty supper in her hand  past salvage stores and junkyards  a broken princess fallen  from the parapets of sand.  Deserted wives  morose in housing-projects  and identical suites,  unpack welfare hampers  among nagging children  in this season of defeat.  failed me. He often suggested  that 1 attempt to recreate it but  I seemed to have developed a  blind-spot in my memory as far  as Mapping the Abyss was concerned. I made several attempts  to brainstorm my way back to it  but the stubborn stanzas flatly  refused to come.  A few weeks back, impelled  by Ihe proximity of the season  Ihat had triggered the idea in  Ihe first place, I determined to  have a serious crack at pulling  the lost poem back from limbo.  II was a sluggish process but  after several false starts, the  poem began to reshape itself.  It occurred to me that the parts  I couldn't recall were probably  not that great anyhow. I forgot  about them entirely and wrote  several totally new stanzas.  At last the abyss had been remapped in a considerably more-  accurate fashion. The resurrected poem follows.  Haggard faces peer  from the grubby lobby windows  of skidroad hotels  numb with unvoiced remorse  counting ghosts along the sidewalk  to the cynical bells.  At the City Mission  where they dole out turkey dinners  for the price of a prayer,  the drifters make it last  there's a week or more to welfare  and its cold out there.  Sweet Sally Singer  still peddles her hips here  after all these years  its business as usual  but the men grow fewer  andtheendnears.  Snakey Jake  who's thirty-nine but looks sixty  gets bounced from a bar;  undeterred, he finds a doorway;  cracks a pint of Baysie;  has a shot of Christmas cheer.  Merciful darkness  dusts down on the meanstreets,  the many men alone  and the diminished women  folded like flowers  between the pages of their pain.  New Horizons  by Tom Walton  All was calm, all was quiet at  the Roberts Creek Community  Hall on Monday, December 26th.  The meeting of the Elphinstone  New Horizons was cancelled,  so no one was there. However  bedlam will reign again at the  first meeting of 1978 on January  9th, 1:30 p.m. when the square  dancers will be there to work off  their turkey surplus, and the card  players, bowlers and hop-scot-  chers will settle down to another  session of keep-fit exercises.  It seemed incredible that two  fishermen were observed in the  misty distance early  December  25th, but after training the  binoculars on them, they turned  out to be two seagulls rocking  gently on a log near Camp Byng  getting a Sunshine Coast suntan.  The committee will be meeting  soon to discuss the spring program and work out the details,  so keep tuned to this column.  This report is short and sweet,  but I note that the Bible relates  the whole creative history in 27  short paragraphs and 644 words.  I have condensed what amounts  to oceans of healthful fun and  good fellowship into 4 paragraphs  and 186 words. See you next  Monday.  Ted'a Blasting & Contracting Ltd.  ALL WORK  FULLY INSURED  Boiementt . Drive-way, - Septic Tanki      Stumpi . Ditch Linei  Coll For A Free Estimate Any Time  TED DONLEY Madeira Park 813-2734  Ellingham 's  +  Astrology  Twilight Theatre  Star Wars continues its ten-day  run this week at the Twilight  Theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 3rd and 4th. Showings of the film on these dates  will be at 6:45 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  Subject to continued interest this  outstanding film may be further  held over. Those interested in  further performances should  watch the Twilight Theatre sign  or phone the theatre for information.  Should the ten-day run of Star  Wars end on schedule the next  scheduled film is the depression  comedy set on the Canadian  prairies during the 1930's,  Whv Shoot the Teacher?    The  film, based on a book by noted  Canadian humorist Max Braith-  waite, will play at the Twilight  Theatre Thursday through Saturday, January 5-7.  The story is described as a  caustic, amiable, and unflinchingly honest account of one young  man's first collision with reality  in an ill-paid teaching assignment  in an isolated country school  during the Great Depression.  Max Braithwaite's story is  riotous, grim, candid and infinitely entertaining.  The film stars Samantha Eggar  and Bud Cort and was filmed in  the province of Alberta.  Bridge  by Jim Weir  The winners of last week's  Golf Club duplicate bridge game  were Alf Winn and Bill Hughes.  Tied for second place were  Ralph and Vivian Woodsworth  and Ed and Agnes Johnson.  The next duplicate bridge game  will be held January 3rd.  "Second hand play low" is  a well known rule for players on  defense. As with all defensive  rules there are exceptions. A  re-occurring problem is the identification of the exceptions. This  was the problem that faced East  in today's deal.  Neither side is vulnerable.  Dealer is South  SKJI098  HAQ2  D3  CA543  WEST  EAST  S4  S32  H9876  H K J It)  DJ987  DAI06S  C10982  CKQ76  SOUTH  SAQ765  H543  DK042  CJ  The bidding:  SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST  IS        Pass     4 NT      Pass  5D        Pass     6S Pass  Pass      Pass  Opening lead: Ten of Clubs.  After an optimistic round of  bidding, West led the ten of  clubs, South won this with dummy's ace, pulled trump in two  rounds, then led the singleton  diamond from the dummy. East  reasoned that since the dummy  was now void in diamonds and  since the dummy still had ample  trump, if he did not make use of  his ace of diamonds at this point  he would not get another chance.  Accordingly, he won the trick  with the ace of diamonds and  returned the king of clubs. South  ruffed this in his hand, played  the king and queen of diamonds  discarding two hearts from the  dummy, cashed the ace of hearts,  then cross ruffed the rest of the  tricks fulfilling his contract.  When South led the singleton  *  l  *  *  tmxaaHWMMamiaMxxWrttUr*****"  GEMINI (May 21-June 21)  As new spare-time activities  begin to appeal to you, old projects are finally scrapped. Jealousy is in the air again and love  affairs could end drastically.  Midweek employment conditions  are disruptive.  CANCER (June 22-July 22)  A domestic situation now has  to be radically changed if peaceful existence wilh loved ones is  to be resumed. A freer, more  trusting approach seems to be  the answer. An unexpected social  outing will fascinate you.  LEO (July 23 ��� Aug. 22)  Messages, letters, phone calls,  and short visits will not produce  the exact results you intended.  Now is the time to replace worn  out methods and procedures on  the work scene. Sudden domestic  incidents are upsetting on Wednesday.  VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)  Your financial plans arc du-'  for complete revision but this  is definitely no time to risk your  money on wild speculative ventures. Do not over-react to midweek messages or correspondence.  LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)  Wanting your own way at all  costs could have harsh repercussions in the home this weekend. You have to compromise.  Financial jitters occur mid-week.  Librans born Oct. 4th ��� 10th must  prepare for complete changes in  their lives this vear.  SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)  What you have been hiding  surfaces now for appraisal and  judgement. Have all explanations ready. Some everyday  routines or visits will be stopped  soon. Nov. 8th ��� 12th Scorpios  must still accept further changes  in lifestyle, outlook, or philosophy during this vear.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 - Dec 21)  Once again you have to let go  of some friends and acquaintances. Sad but true. You'll  feel like throwing out last year's  personal expectations and draw  up a new list of hopes and wishes.  Don't feel guilty. Ignore a disturbing dream.  CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 ��� Jan. 19)  It's time to take an honest  look at your public standing and  recent achievements and dispose of conditions holding you  back. Venus, now in your sign  for three weeks, is encouraging  you to spruce up your dignity  and appearance. Listen carefully  to a bright idea.  AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)  Last year's philosophical outlook will start crumbling soon  and be replaced by new ideas  just as intense. Your original  approach is being assessed favorably in private so there's no need  to promote it yet. Your leadership qualities are rested on  Wednesday.  PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar, 20)  You, of all people, must revise your personal long-term  goals without further delay.  Drastic actions are frightening  but eventually very worthwhile.  Try not to bore people with your  vague beliefs and psycho-babble.  Week commencing January 3rd,  1978.  General Notes: Sticking to  New Year's resolutions should  be easy this week as the Sun  squares Pluto, urging us all to  get rid of the old and try the  new, Uranus, also aspecting the  Sun, will encourage those who  are attempting anything with an  original flair. Any trouble spots  during this period arc most  likely to occur on Wednesday  when the Moon makes difficult  aspects to both Mars and Uranus.  Keep calm on that day.  Babies born this week will be  proud of their independence and  self-sufficiency. A few will be  extra cautious in love and display  "lone-wolf" characteristics.  ARIES (March 21 - April 19)  Accent is on intense encounters  with those close to you, especially  as the week ends. In your pursuit  for fame and achievement, you  could have been sadly neglecting  someone. A new approach has  got to be worked out. Make  amends.  TAURUS (April20-May 20)  Your present high-and-mighty  ideas are not being well received  on the work scene but loved  ones are still convinced and believe in you. Long-distance communications are due. Deals will  be clinched.  diamond from the dummy. East  should have played low. It is  true that South would have lost  no diamond tricks, but then there  would be no way of avoiding the  loss of two heart tricks. East's  line of reasoning was based on  only those cards that he could  sec without giving thought to  the possible combinations of  cards that South might hold.  With a complete analysis he  would have realized that this  situation was not an exception to  the "second hand play low" rule.  Editor's Notei If you have any  specific bridge questions or  problems you are Invited to write  to Jim Weir, C/O Coasl News,  Box 460, Gibsons  Have some  news?  The Coast News welcomes  social, church and entertainment news for clubs,  lodges, hospital groups and  service clubs.  Remember the deadline for  press releases and classifieds  Is SATURDAY NOON. Mall  Items or drop them off. P.O.  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1VO.  cOi[jMB^  Get your organization's activities listed in Tourism British Columbia's  1978 "Calendar of Events."  Calendar of Events  Let us know about them by Criwnbia to take part. If youror-  January 15th. gantaation has any events sdteduled  1978 is the Captain Cook Been- For next year, ���whether directly  tennial-"Your Year of Discovery"- Bicentennial-related or not, they 1117 \  and we'd like every group in British belong in our "Calendar of Ewnts."    Victoria, B.C. VBW2Z2  i TOURtSM BRITISH COLUMBIA  Mrnteryol *��� hovbtcW Secretary and Travel tadgttiy  I'nMHQnwMa^CkMMcOa^Mniiiaf.  itlif  llpii!  ''WES  Facts About  FUNERALS  * The local funeral home  charges no fee for pre-arranging  and recording your funeral Instructions. Those who have  already enrolled In Funeral  Plans or Societies, bat prefer arrangements or service locally,  should take advantage of our  Pie-Arrangement Plan.  * The local funeral home  offers all types of services,  Funeral or Memorial, at mode-  rale coal.  * The local funeral home  will arrange for local or distant  burials, cremations, or services  In other localities.  * At tunc of bereavement,  your first call should be to Ihe  local funeral home, no matter  what type of arrangements yon  prefer.  for further information  write or phone:  D.A.Devlin  owner-manager  Devlin Funeral Home  1665SeavlewRd.,  Gibsons     886-9551 Erika Ehlers and an assistant will be offering  a six-hour Belly Dancing Workshop later this  month at Sechelt Elementary School.  Books  with  John  Faustmann  Belly  dancing  workshop  For anyone who likes to dance  and wants to learn a more exotic  wav to do it, or if you've ever  entertained the fantasy of wearing seven veils and a ruby in  your navel, the Fitness Service  is offering a chance for you to  Iry your hand - and hips - at the  ancient art of belly dancing.  Vancouver instructress Erika  Killers and an assistant will be  presenting a six hour Belly  Dancing Workshop on Sunday.  January 24th. from 12:00 noon  until 6:00 p.m. in the gymnasium  of Sechelt Elementary School,  The workshop will be a combination of demonstrations, exercise  and dance sessions, and talks  covering a range of related topics  such as the history of belly dancing, the differences between  traditional and cabaret dances  and costumes, how to make a  belly dancing costume, make-up,  jewellery, which records and  books on the subject are good,  and how to distinguish different  dance rhythms. Women of all  ages are Invited to attend, and  no previous dancing experience  is necessary.  The fee for the workshop is  $12.00 and participants are  "asked only to bring a piece of  fruit or something for a very  light snack if they wish one.  Tea will be provided.  Pre-rcgistration and payment  in advance are essential, and  must be completed by Friday,  January 20th. Attendance may  have to be limited, so early registration is suggested. For more  information or pre-registration,  call the Fitness Service at 885-  3611, or drop in at the office,  upstairs in Whitaker House,  Sechelt.  # CBC Radio  The Autumn of the Patriarch  Gabriel Garcia Marquez  Avon Books  In one particular scene in this  book, the patriarch, who is the  ruling dictator of a small, unnamed Caribbean island, is  wakened in the night by the  ghostly form of his lover, Manue-  la Sanchez. Unable to get back  to sleep, he first paces the floor  of his room wildly, and then  goes out lo wake up everyone  else. Although it is only three  in the morning he commands  that all the clocks in the country  be changed. The garrisons sound  the trumpets, all the soldiers  turn out, which in turn starts  the rest of the country moving,  and though it is completely dark,  everyone gets up and pretends  as if nothing out of the ordinary  is happening.  The whole book is like that.  Writing with awesome force and  utilizing a fortune of details,  pounding relentlessly on from  the first page to the last, there  are no paragraphs in this book.  Some of the sentences run for  three pages. Marquez spares  nothing in his writing. Everything seems to be included here,  and the result is a book that  reads like a vasl, hypnotic,  blundering, hurtling, thrashing  literary    seizure. Marquez,  whose earlier book 100 Years of  Solitude sold five million copies.  has managed, amazingly, to  create the rightful successor to  his earlier work.  So much lakes place on Ihesc  pages Ihat it's exhausting Irving  lo keep up wilh it. Hurricanes,  pirate raids, executions, assassinations, omens, nightmares,  rape, flocks of vultures, infanticide, lotteries, revolts, purges,  insurrections, births, copulations,  plots, intrigues, cyclones,  malarial swamps, plague, slavery, festivals, funerals, miracles,  maternal taxidermy, and civil  wars all get packed in so tightly  together that it makes the brain  reel. Life leaps out from the  pages in such an uncanny, bizarre  way that it leaves the reader  gasping.  Essentially a tale of power,  the book is a biography of the  patriarch, a 120 year old man  with a herniated testicle, unblinking eyes, a plain denim  uniform and an illicit passion for  niformed schoolgirls.   He lives  in a decaying, sprawling palace  where the cows are always getting into the dining room and the  rose garden is full of lepers.  He dodders around, visiting the  hundreds of concubines he keeps  out back, playing dominoes with  foreign ambassadors, watching  soap operas on television, lighting cow flops on fire to keep off  the mosquitoes, conferring with  his persistent adulators, foiling  a series of plots against his  regime and sleeping on the floor.  He writes notes to himself and  hides them in the walls. He  visits a small village and repairs  a woman's sewing machine. He  goes to see his mother, Bcndicion  Alvarado, who captures birds  and paints them with water-  colours, and he totters home  again to read the grafitti in the  servant's toilet so he can discover what the people are really  thinking.  The patriarch has been around  so long thai no one can remember  a government without him. This  doesn't stop the army from plotting against him, and there are  revolutions and insurrections  constantly underway. Yet Ihe  patriarch remains untopplcd. He  throws the conspirators to the  crocodiles, or has them skinned  alive. When the church won't  allow his mother to be a made a  saint, he orders all the clergy  out of the country ��� stripping  Ihcni of their clothes and casting  them ndrifl on rafts. One of Ihe  nuns appeals to him, and he  marries her. Her name is Leiicia  Nazarcno. She teaches him lo  read, hares him a son, empties  the marketplace with her wild  shopping sprees, can wither  plants wilh her touch and eventually gels lorn apart by wild  dogs. Undaunted, the patriarch  continues to rule. The people  are so afraid of them that a joke  starts making the rounds of the  marketplace. "There is a rumour," says one man, "that the  patriarch is dead." "Yes."  says another, "but who would  dare tell him?"  Because of his incredible life  span, the characters around him  come and go like aberrant seasons of disordered personality.  His old friend, the one-armed  General Rodrigo de Aguilar,  conspires against him. is discovered, stuffed, seasoned,  baked, and served as lunch to  by Marianne Weal  Food is something we are all  interested in, and as we are told  we are what we eat, its important  for all of us to know more about  the conditions under which it is  produced, processing cost and  distribution. CBC-AM radio will  devote the half hour 8:30 a.m.  Sundays to a new program focusing on these and allied topics.  The Food Show produced by  Gerry Wade in Toronto will look  at a wide spectrum of the issues  which affect the food which  stocks our supermarket shelves.  It will report on and examine how  both federal and provincial legislation affects consumers and producers, and will review international factors which play a  major role in food production,  processing and distribution.  The series will look at what  agriculture means to Canada,  approximately 35% of the national economy is based on agriculture. What would happen if  we didn't have an agriculture  industry? Where would we get  our food? And what would it  cost if we were to become a  captive market? The magazine  format will cover a broad range  of topics but on special occasions  the whole program may be given  over to one topic or report, such  as the January 22nd report from  the Diary Farmers convention  inCharolottcTown.  Where   and   if   Neighbourly  News, Voice of the Pioneer and  the   B.   C.   Gardener   ususally  heard in this time slot have been  re-located is not yet known.  Wednesday January 4  Lily Tomlln Special: 8:04 p.m.  Highlights from An Evening with  LilyTomlin.  Thursday January 5  Playhouse:   8:04 p.m. Zwicker,  from  the  files of  the   Halifax  detective, by Silver Donald Cameron. Part I, Uppercase.  Jazz Radio-Canada:    8:30 p.m.  his fellow conspirators. A host  of ambassadors visit with him  constantly, they bring him girly  magazines and try and talk him  into signing over his country's  natural resources. The Indian  general, Saturnos Santos, carries  a machete and plays the harp.  Saenz de la Barra, the patriarch's  inquisitor, has a dog that will  only eat human flesh. He sends  the patriarch sacks full of decapitated heads. Around and  around him the characters  swarm, are swatted or fly away,  and only the old man is left.  As he becomes increasingly  senile, his personal staff begins  to humour him. The schoolgirls  he entices into the palace are  really paid prostitutes. All the  soap operas he watches have  been especially rewritten so as  not to make him upset. A special  edition of the newspaper is  brought out so he won't be disturbed by reality. The consuls  and ambassadors prey on him,  and in one scene the patriarch  sells the Caribbean ocean that  surrounds his country. A week  later ships arrive. They carve up  the ocean into squares, number  them, and ship them off to Arizona. Still the patriarch survives,  maundering up the hill to visit  the deposed dictators to whom  he has given asylum, hiding jars  of honey in the walls, milking  his cows, and looking out his  window at the sea that's no  longer there.  Gabriel Garcie Marquez has a  fertility of imagination that is  unrivalled in this age. With his  lengthy, trancelike, unpara-  graphed sentences he creates  and sustains an entire universe.  His events and actions overwhelm  the reader, and yet his characters  emerge so whole and lively that  they're intimidating. The book  holds together. Like the Patriarch's power, it's sustained  "...by the pure inertia of an  ancient and irreparable disillusion."  ���ATTENTION  MICRO CHART NAVIGATION SYSTEM  Microfilm charts and chart reader - 100  charts, covering many harbours - large  and small scale sections from 49th parallel  to Alaska.  $350.00  Phone 885-3752  ���BOAT OWNERS���  Church 5ervices  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 ADVENT1ST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sat. 3:00 p.m.  Hour of Worship Sat., 4:00 p.m.  St. John's United Church  Davis Bay  Pastor C. Dreiberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone:  885-9750 or 883-2736  GIBSONS UNITED CHURCH  Christmas Eve Service  11:00 p.m.  Christmas Day service  11:15 a.m.  UNITED CHURCH  ST. JOHN'S DAVIS BAY  Christmas Eve 8:00 p.m.  Christmas Day 9:30 a.m.  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School ��� 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service-11:00 a.m.  Revival -7:00 p.m.  Bible Study - Wed, 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  Pat Williams musical tribute to  the American bicentennial. Solid  Brass Stage Band.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Glyn  Evans, tenor; Lois Marsh, soprano, Music from the operettas.  Friday January 6  School   Broadcasts:   2:04   p.m.  Police and Ihe Teenager.  Country   Roadi   8:30   p.m.   Hil  tunes of 77.  Saturday January 7  Update: 8:30 a.m.  Roundup of  B.C. happenings.  The House: 9:10 a.m. The week  in Parliament.  Quirks and Quarks: 12:05 p.m.  Science Magazine, David Suzuki.  Metropolian Opera: 1:30 p.m.  Der Rosenkavalicr, by Richard  Strauss.  Between  Ourselves:  7:05 p.m.  Jim  Pittman,   Fish   Pcddlar,   a  Bluenose returns.  Ideaai 9:05 p.m. Odyssey, Part V  telepathy, clairvoyance and unsolved mysteries.  Anthology:  10:05 p.m. Thomas  Hardy  - the Time Torn  Man,  a portrait of the novelist on the  50th anniversary of his death.  The   Hornby   Collection:   11:05  p.m. Part I, Curious - poems by  George Bowering.    Part II.    A  Message to the Architect of the  Revolution by Karl Sandor.  Sunday January 8  The Food Show: 8:30 a.m. Agriculture and consumers magazine.  Gllmour's Albumns: 12:05 p.m.  CBC Stage: 1:05 p.m.  Cross Country Check-up: 2:10 pm  Signature:  4:05  p.m.   First  of  new series offering intimate view  of how artistic creativity becomes  a signature.    The Courage to  Create - author Rollo May sets  the thematic line.  Symphony Hall: 7:05 p.m. Vancouver    Symphony    Orchestra.  Zara   Nelsova.   cello,   Wagner,  Strauss, Schuman.  Concern: 9:05 p.m.  Fascism a  revival.  Monday January 9  Gold Rush: 8:30 p.m. Snake Eye.  Frankie Miller's Full House.  Mostly Mnslc: 10:20 p.m. CBC  Vancouver   Orchestra.    Handel  Concerti Grossi.  Tuesday January 10 '  Touch   the   Earth:   8:30   p.m.  Selected folk recordings.  CBC-FM Radio 105.7  Ideas:   8:04  p.m.   Wednesday.  Native people and the European  Whittaker  House  A painting workshop was held  by Joan Foster last November  with the Sechelt Sketch Club.  A display of the work will be at  Witaker House January 3rd to  14th. New work by local artists:  J. Pylot, N. Reed, Y. Kent.  I. Crowd, R. Sober. D. Crowston,  Nell Whaites. C. and A. Murray.  V. Crawshaw, and K. Cole.  Another display by the Sechelt  Sketch Club will be from January  lb to January 2H at Whitaker  House.  We w-ish to thank you for your  past support and Happy New  Year to all.  Teen Yoga  In response to several requests, the Fitness Service will  offer a special Yoga Class for  Teenage girls every Thursday,  from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in  the Wilson Creek Scout Hall,  beginning Thursday, January 12.  Evans Hcrmon will lead the  class which will include deep  breathing, stretching and relaxation movements, as well as  specific exercises for slimming  and toning. There is no fee for  the class and all teenagers are  invited to attend. For more information, please call 885-3611.  imagination. Thursday. People  of the Little Sea. Friday, Conversation with F. Scott Momaday.  Monday, Aging, Tuesday,  Climate.  Thursday: 9:04 p.m. Signature,  the Courage to Create.  Friday: 9:04 p.m. Radio International   Leopold   Stokowski,   a  portrait.  Saturday: 9:05 p.m. Audience  (formerly CBC Monday Night)  Part I. Man of Letters, profile  of George Woodcock. Part II.  Vancouver String Quartet and  Ginette Duplessis. soprano.  Coulthard, Wiegl.  Coast News, January 3,1978.  4**************** *******************  Special Notice l  to Readers  The Sunshine Coast News is distributed  to every home on the Sunshine Coast  every week. We are endeavouring to  produce a community newspaper which  will be worthy of this lovely and interesting area. We hope that you enjoy our  newspaper.  Voluntary subscriptions from our  readers on the Sunshine Coast of $8.00  per year would be welcome to help offset  the rising costs of production and distribution. Such a tangible expression of  appreciation would be most gratefully  received by the staff of the Coast News.  Send along your voluntary subscription  to the Coast News, Box 460,  Gibsons,  t B.C.V0N1V0. ' I  J***********************************  rTilMMY'S^i  "Where you wait for ihe ferries in comfort"  RESTAURANT  New menu for winter season featuring  EUROPEAN CUISINE as well as usual  adian and Seafood.  Can-  Also visit Tammy's Games Room next to the  restaurant. The only lull-sized snooker table  on the north end of the Peninsula, also pool  table and  pinball  machines  for  the  young.  883-9012        Snacks available.       EARLS COVE  Going through the Change of Light?  WHETHER WIRING A NEW HOME, OR ADDING AN OUTLET, I  OFFER VOU PERSONALISED SERVICE AT ONE OF THE MOST  REASONABLE RATES ON THE PENINSULA.  CALL R. SIMPKINS  L  SUPERIOR ELECTRIC  885-2412  FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE   I  ���"���������"    ���"�����������������    ^������������*    ^aama���m    tmm^mlm    ��� ��� ���t    ���,.������,���     ,., . . ���       ^m*^*���m    aaamwamamm    mm���mmml  If you won't buckle up  to save your life,  do it to save money.  If more of us had buckled up last yean wed be  paying lower Autoplan rates this year.  We've heard about the emotional and social  costs of auto accidents. And at the Insurance  Corporation, our knowledge is first-hand. We  talk to the survivors.  Still, many people don't buckle up. So maybe it  will help to look at the "practical" costs. The  dollars-and-cents facts about accidents and  seat belts.  Fact: Injuries and deaths will cost B.C.  motorists just under $100 million in 1977. This  includes hospital and medical costs, lost wages,  and injury and death benefit settlements.  Fact: Nothing costs more or pushes insurance  rates higher than injury and fatality claims. And,  alarmingly, the cost of these claims keeps  going up. The cost of our average bodily injury  claim rose from $3,736 for the eight months  ending October, 1976 to $6,358 for the same  period in 1977-an increase of 70 per cent.  Fact: Seat belts can reduce the cost of your  insurance premium. If every B.C. driver and  passenger had been protected by properly worn  lap and shoulder hells last year, hundreds of  lives might have been saved. And millions of  dollars.  Experience in Ontario proves the  effectiveness of scat belts. In the first three  months of 1976, compulsory use of seal belts  together with lower speed limits reduced  injuries by 22 per cent and saved $l-million  in medical costs alone  Fact: When seat belts are in use. the chance of  bodily injury in an auto accident is reduced by  50 per cent.  Remember that next time you drive. Anywhere.  At any speed. Make sure thai you and your  passengers are securely buckled up. And il it  makes you uncomfortable to think of your seat  belt as a life belt -try thinking of it as a money  belt.  ��� INSURANCE  CORPORATION  OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  Where the driver sets the rales.  mM 6.  Coast News, January 3,1978.  at Helen's  Fashion  Shoppe  20% -40%   OFF  ��� Dresses  ��� Jump Suits  ��� Coats  ��� Snuggle Nighties  ��� Blouses  ��� Sweaters  ��� And many  more items!!  50% OFF  Table  Arrangements ,  ^-^   and  Gift Wrap!     ;v,J"vST  Gibsons  886-9941  Sechelt       mmm  885-9222    mama  Harmony Hall  bv Jim Hull  By the time you read this  1978 will be here and we will be  starting on a brand New Year.  Your new executive will be installed at our first general meeting which will be held on Monday  January 4th at 2:1)0 p.m. I hope  to see a large turnout for this  meeting so that it will give a  boost   to   your   new   executive.  Variety  Jfoobs;  DELI  and  HEALTH FOODS  We are not a  Supermarket but  our Health Food  prices are the  BEST IN TOWN!  Kodak, Agfa &  Fuji  Film  SMILE WITH  WILLIAMS  /PHOTO FINISH I NG\  886-2936  .Gibsons Harbour  Prices Effective:  Wed.,Thur.,Fri.,Sat.,Sun.  January 4, 5,6, 7,8.  Jjjacr\ Ken's  DOtUR* Lucky Dollar  $> NODMRH  FOODS!  886-2257  C RegularQuality\  Fresh  Ground  Beef  69c ib.  ��� 5 Ib.s and over ���  Gov't Inspected  Grade A  Chuck  Roasts  69c ib.  Frying  Chicken  Breasts  99c ib  Approx.5lb. Bag-  mmm  Green  Cabbage  California Snap Top  Carrots  California  Broccoli  I     Heinz  Florida  2 lb.  19c ib. Grapefruit  49C  Pink or White  6/$1.00  39C 'by;  /  Tomato Soup   5/95c  10oz.  Heinz  , Tomato Ketchup $1.19  \ 32oz. (Kego)   /    Hunt's  I  Tomato Sauce 2/85C,  v 14 OZ.   f   Hunt's Whole or Stewed  I Tomatoes m*.   2/85C  Huskey  Zinetti Long  Spaghetti  2 ib  75c  Zinetti Cut  Macaroni  2 lb.  75C  Dog Food 25/20z   2/75CJ    Coffee  Tropicana Pure  Orange Juice 320z  79c  Lady Scott  Facial Tissue 2/$1.00  150's j,  /��� ��� ~\  I   Loney s  Chicken Noodle Soup  Blue Ribbon  Reg. or Drip  $3.29 ^  ' Fab >  Laundry  Detergent  5ib. $2.49  Different committees will have  to be formed to relieve the old  committees of their duties as  they have been carrying the load  for quite a while now and deserve  a rest. I am not the least bit  sorry to be going out of office  as my health has not been as good  as l would like it to be, so 1 will  be resting and 1 hope recuperating for a while until I get on a  full head of steam and then 1  will be right back and raring to  go. I will continue on the Thursday night Bingo, that is if you  wish me to do so, if not well  that is up to you. I have done  tor the branch what was expected  of me I think, and have no qualms  about retiring from office as I  think the new executive is what is  needed and I wish them every  success in their endeavours.  It has been a hectic three years  but 1 have enjoyed it and hope  you have too. It has been a lot  of work since we opened up the  hall in September 1976, but we  are leaving it in capable hands,  and in good shape, financially  and otherwise.  I wish to thank all those who  have co-operated with me in such  a wonderful way to make our hall  the success that it has been so  far and I certainly hope it continues. We are endeavouring to  get our own orchestra some  time in the coming year so that  we can put on a dance once in  a while and get you all tripping  the light fantastic. Ernie Reitze  and Violet Herrin are working  on it now and I wish them every  success as it is certainly a worthwhile cause. Thanks to Wally  Green we now have our dart  boards up and 1 understand that  Wally is an expert on darts and  will be in charge of looking after  your interest in regard to dart  games. So if you want he will  he pleased to show you, 1 know.  Well this letter is going to  be like a donkey's gallop, (short  and bumpy) as I have to get over  to the hall and work with the rest  of the crew to get the hall set up  for our New Year's party, and as  I have quite a bit of last minute  chasing around to do and since  I want to get this letter in before  the deadline, I will have to cut  it short.  1 would like to thank all the  members of the Gibsons Lions  Club, the Kiwanis Club, The  Kinsmen, and the Freemasons,  and all others who have helped so  wonderfully in getting us going  in our hall. The co-operation of  these various organizations has  been just wonderful and I personally thank them for it. Also  to all the merchants and business-  people whom we contacted for  various jobs, Gibsons Building  Supplies, Windsor Plywood,  Elson Glass, Twin Creeks Building Supply. Fred Holland and  his crew, Ralph Jones and his  crew, and all the others too  numerous to mention, thank you  all for your co-operation for without your help we would have  had a tough time.  In closing may I have the  pleasure of wishing you all a  bright, happy, prosperous and  peaceful new year. May you  prosper in all your activities and  to all our members of Harmony  #38, may you all have a good  healthy, happy and peaceful  1978. This is my earnest wish  from Kay and myself. May the  Good Lord watch over you and  give you good health and peace.  Until 1 see you at the next general  meeting on January 9th, 1 hope  these few lines find you all hale  and hearty as usual, until next  time 1 will close by saying,  Adios Amigos.  The strain of the Christmas Season seems to be telling on Santa Claus in this pieture taken  in the Arbutus Tree as part of the Gibsons Harbour Business Association's celebration  of the festivities.  Come cry with me  LORO  :ncies  w  FLORON  AGENCIES LTD  REAL ESTATE �� INSURANCE  18 1589 Marine Drive Gibsons.  RON McSAVANEY  AGENT  885-3339  OFFICE: 886-2248  JOHN BLACK  886-7316  Dear Ann:  I'm having trouble with my  intimate life. I find that quite  often in my head I'm really into  sex. but my body doesn't follow  through. I'm not that old, I  love my wife so I wonder what  to do.  Ready, willing, but not able  Dear Willing:  We are all subject to unconscious intervention. Did you ever  see the movie Never on Sunday?  She just put some music on,  talked and amused him and  nature took care of the rest.  Don't rush in to bed, dance,  talk, read a provocative book  together. Men seem to be able  to go on into their 9()'s. Drink  little, stop smoking and take  lots of vitamin B's or brewers  yeast obtained at the health food  store. Be sure your physical  health is tops. Check with your  doctor, be sure that there is no  DOGWOOD GfiFE  PROUDLY  INTRODUCES  TONY  WATSON  Presently the Manager of the Breadline  Restaurant in Gastown. Tony is coming  to the Dogwood Cafe this month and will  be familiarizing himself with the operation. He will be starting at the beginning  of February with an updated  and more exciting down home  style dinner menu.  Lower Gibsons  * 886  CLEARANCE  EH  ���        JEAN SHOP        ,  JEANS  $16.95  Plus Many More Super Bargains!  886-2111  physical reason. I've heard that  T.B. and alcoholism ends the sex  life early. Think it over and take  steps to insure you're in your  best health, and have peace of  mind. If all else fails arrange an  appointment with a psycologist.  They are familiar with this type  of problem and may be helpful.  Admitting you have a problem is  the biggest hurdle. Good luck.  ���  Dear Ann:  In the community where I  live entertaining is very informal  but too often when I give a party  or invite guests, they just show up  with extra people. Sometimes  they phone and ask if they can  bring a visitor, but at the last  minute it's hard to get additional  food or drink and if several  people do this the invited guests  may not even get the dessert  or drink planned for them, the  outsiders take their portions.  How to handle this when asked or  how can I forestall this dilemma?  Put Out  Dear Put Out:  Many people haven't studied  Emily Post. You would think  common sense and courtesy  would eliminate your need lor  strategy. Unfortunately, some  people arc unaware or just plain  don't care of the effort of cooking  and decorating that goes into a  nice dinner party. It depends on  how well you know the person,  host or hostess. It's safest to  invite people that are reliable  and allow for an extra one or  two people but ask for a reply to  your invitation and at that time  stress because of seating or any  other reason you don't wish to  vary. Everything is so expensive  now, a lot of planning takes  place to afford a party. Another  answer is potluck. everyone bring  something. The disadvantage  here is you don't have foods that  go together and you lose control  of who is in your home. Strangers  aren't what keeps a good party  going, happy and interacting, but  sometimes they add spice or a  change. Do your best and then  relax - if it happens don't let i(  spoil your evening!  Dear Ann:  I am a woman in my 20's and  am in love with a married mam  I don't see any future for me but  I feel I just have to get him out  of my system. Do you think if  he feels the same there is hope  of our being a permanent couple?  3rd Party  Dear Party:  There's that possibility he'll  divorce and marry you. But if  you are available without all that  hassle, it's unlikely. Men seem to  want lo keep  Ihe  home  base.  wmmrwmrmrwrmm  *    Crafts & Hobbies  Wine Kits  Craft Supplies  Children's Toys  Electric Train Sets  Road Racing Sets  Models of all types  Family Games  ammmmammammM  Seaside Plara, Gibsons  886-2811  ��  Gibsons  Peninsula Cleaners  & Laundry  ALTERATIONS S REPAIRS  DRV ciERninc  scruire  With 2 locations to serve you best  WHARF ROAD  SECHELT  885-9554  1521 GOWER PT. RD.  GIBSONS, B.C.  886-2200  B0NNIEBR00K LODGE  WX.h  //)',  ���jf'fitt     >fi$P ���'"-������   ''- '  '' ' / '���������' ')������  )!,#�� -W^   ..vwv .:.:/.^^iL '.;!. ���;  . ���: b ���  On the Beautiful Sunshine Coast at Gower Point  ��� Guestrooms (BreakfastIncluded)  ��� Dining Room    886-9033     &'$&.��* Minor Hockey  Coast strokers  Three teams from the Sunshine  Coast travelled to Burnaby over  the holiday season to take part  in a hockey tournament sponsored by the North Shore Winter  Club at the Four Rinks arena in  Burnaby. The teams were an  Atom team for 9 - 10 year olds  coached by Barry Lynn; a Peewee  team for eleven and twelve year  olds coached by Rudy Kurucz;  and a Bantam team of thirteen  and fourteen year olds coached  by Chuck Brown assisted by Russ  Clark with Lee Brown as team  manager.  The Bantam team, the Well-  wood Clippers, in particular  distinguished as they won the  tournament, a double knock-out  affair in which elimination came  after the second defeat. Their  victory, which included games  against two Seattle teams, was  not without its anxious moments  as they had to play a three game  set with the favoured North  Shore Winter Club team, winning  the first and third of the three  games. The trophy won by the  Wellwood Clippers is on display  in the window of Trail Bay  Sports in Sechelt.  Team manager Lee Brown was  particularly pleased with the  strong support given the team  by relatives and friends of the  players who travelled to Burnaby  for the tournament.    "It really  gave our boys a lift," said Brown.  The team manager was also full  of praise for the clean sportsmanship hockey displayed by the local  boys throughout the tournament.  The Peewee team in the tournament represented Branch 109  of the Royal Canadian Legion in  Gibsons and they, too, did very  well indeed. In their portion of  the tournament there was a team  from Los Angeles and one from  Quebec and they went seven  games before losing their second  and being knocked out. Both  teams Ihat beat the Legion Pee-  wees were the eventual finalists  in the tournament. Eventually  they wound up in third place  in the sixtccn-tcam competition.  Rudy Kurue/ was the coach and  he was high in his praise uf the  efforts of his charges. "When  you consider that these lads only  get one hour of skating a week  their strong showing is truly  remarkable." said Kurucz.  The coach of the Atom team  from the Sunshine Coast which  participated in the same tournament was Barry Lynn and although his team was eliminated  with three straight losses he was  also pleased with their showing.  "Most of these boys were just  first year Atoms," said Lynn,  "and they improved with every  game they had. It was just a  great learning experience for  them."  -."-* Step up to fitness  M-  Vandals damaged the goal posts on the upper  playing fields behind Elphinstonc recently.  In addition to the posts, the field was badly  marked by car tracks.  Soccer  Sunday. December 18th, the  Elphinstone Wanderers of Gibsons travelled to Hackett Park in  Sechelt to take on an aggregate  of all-stars from the Sunshine  Coast Soccer League and found  that they had their hands full  handling the local players. In  fact the slick Wanderers had to  battle back to gain a 2-2 tie with  the all-stars.  Allan Nickerson of Wakefield  United and Kirby Jackson of  the Sechelt Chiefs put the All-  stars out in front and the first  half of the game ended with the  favoured Wanderers behind by  a score of 2-0. In a thrilling  second half which held the attention of the fans despite the  miserable weather, Kenny Bland  and Terry Duffy tied the game  up for the Wanderers with just  Ji few minutes to go.  �� In a hilarious interlude, an  Seldcrly lady in a huge grey coat  Relayed the game for several  {moments as she walked diagonally across the playing field deaf  >to the pleas of players and fans  'alike that she be escorted to the  On the  rocks  Those who missed the turkey  shoot on Saturday missed a lot  of fun as well as an opportunity  to win a Christmas turkey. It's  suprising how difficult it is to  hit the button when you have no  broom to zero in on!  January 7 will see the beginning of the annual Canfor bons-  piel. The first draw is at 9 a.m.  on Saturday and 10 a.m. on  Sunday. The 'spiel is open to  all Port Mellon employees and  their families.and the winners  will go on to the Canfor play-  downs in Prince George in March.  Some of the Winter Club's best  curlers will be participating, and  visitors are invited to come and  ��� watch. Refreshments will be  ' available.  | There will be no league curl-  ling until January 2, so if you  ! want to keep your game up to  scratch, call Gus and arrange  ;to rent a sheet of ice.  Merry  Christmas  from  your  Winter Club Executive, and good  ������curling in the New Year!  safety of the sideline.  Tony Paul of the Sechelt Renegades played the first half of  the game in goal for the All-  stars with Kenny Hanusc of the  Sechelt Chiefs taking over in  the second half. The rest of the  All-stars were John Millar of  Wakefield United, Frank Dixon  of the Sechelt Chiefs, Barry  Johnson of the Sechelt Renegades, Kirby Jackson of the  Chiefs, Tom Paul of the Sechelt  Redskins, Calvin Craigan of the  Chiefs, Walter Tripp of Wakefield United, Gary Davics of  Elphinstone Raiders, Vern Joe  of the Renegades, Gary Redcm-  sky of Wakefield United, Ricky  August of the Renegades, Allan  Nickerson of the United, Dan  Dixon of the Renegades, Barry  Williams of the Renegades, Bobby Baptiste of the Chiefs. Chuckie  Frcchuch of the Renegades:  and veteran Teddy Dixon of the  Chiefs.  For many people vowing to  start out this New Year on the  right foot, one well-intentioned  resolution on the list might be  to indulge in a bit more physical  activity, and maybe even to take  part in one of the many exercise  programmes offered here on the  coast.  It is always easier for one to  keep up a pursuit if one knows  that progress is being made in  it. Thus the Fitness Service  invites anyone interested in  determining a personal starting  point from which to measure  how one's heart rate improves  with exercise over time to come  to our office upstairs in Whitaker  House and be fitness-tested,  using the Canada Home Step  Test. Stepping up and down  two steps in time to music for  two three-minute sessions will  give a good base heart rate,  and will allow improvement to  be noted if exercise is undertaken and testing is then done  again after several months.  The main reason for fitness-  testing is personal interest, to  allow the individual to see his  own progress.  Regular fitness-testing  hours  are every Thursday from 2:00  to 4:00 p.m.. but in recognition  of that fact that many people  will want to be tested before  they start one of the new exercise or activity programmes beginning next week, the Fitness  Service Office will be open to  do fitness-testing both Thursday  and Friday, January 5th and 6th,  from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Testing only takes about IS  minutes, and one's blood pressure is taken at the same time.  All persons planning to register  for Fitness Service classes are  particularly invited to come and  be tested before classes start.  For more information, please  call 885-3611.  Wanderers  by Bamlbus & Co.  The Wanderers are idle for  the next few weekends so the  club executive have been planning a dance. It will be held at  the Elphinstone High School gym  on Saturday. January 21 from  8:30 till 1:30 a.m.  The dance will feature a five  piece band imported from Vancouver. There will be a bass  guitarist, lead guitarist, key  boarder, drummer, and a female  vocalist. They call themselves  the "Show Biz Kids" and have  been well received on Ihe Vancouver nighl life scene and at our  own Parthenon Kestuarant.  Tickets will be on sale January  2nd and are available from  Wanderer's Club members or by  phoning Jan de Reus at 886-2046.  Fans are reminded that the last  dance sold out two weeks in advance. Tickets will be sold to  those 19 years and older.  Penally Shots: Duncan Campbell, off with a badly sprained  ankle, says he will be ready for  the first game in the new year  when the Wanderers meet Sud  America at Langdale at 2:00 p.m.  January 8th. T-shirts are now  on sale for $5.00 each. Happy  New Year.  by Dennis Gray  Last trials at loco saw Tony  Evans of Sechelt take 1st place  Junior, Evan Gray 1st place  Senior and Mark Gray 2nd  Expert.  It is encouraging to see. that  as the population grows and we  all seem to become more and  more submerged in a sea of  nameless faces, that something  as enjoyable as motorcycle competition can raise one to the surface. Many young B. C. riders  while not famous perhaps, are  certainly well knuwn across Canada and parts of the United States.  Many more have the talent but  are afraid lo compete lest they  fail. No one wants to be judged  poorly, to be stripped bare of his  excuses, his crutches, his personal blanket, to stand naked to  the critical gaze of his peers,  unless clothed in the coal of  success. For this reason it does  take some courage to compete,  and even more to continue without that feel of success.  You may have heard that I  compete occasionally and wonder, does that turkey stand to be  judged? Is he so courageous?  Does a chicken have lips? You  sec if your excuses are so convincing, your crutch so overwhelming, your blanket so acceptable, you can convince people  that if it were not for these,  you would be champ. Let me  relate my personal system of  making a turkey look like a peacock. Start out with some old  non-competitive machine, like  a B.S.A. four stroke single,  there will not be another one  there to compare you with.  It probably won't finish the race  anyway, perfect excuse, the transmission fell out back there in  that mud hole. Next grow a  beard and dye it grey, have your  son help you to the starting  line, cough like you're in the  final stages of consumption and  drag one foot. People will understand if you're not out in front.  If you need more help, wear an  old hand-me-down sweater, worn  out leathers and boots held together with Red Duct tape,  granny glasses, cotton gloves,  and borrow an old egg shell  helmet from some kid.    People  will laugh so hard they will fall  off their bikes. Or you may try  pouring oil on your cylinder  head and pipe, you'll look like a  flaming zero about to explode  and people will be afraid to pass  you.  Believe me if you do all these  things, people won't notice when  you come in last, in fact, they  may run over to congratulate  you just for surviving. As for  the coat of success, borrow one.  there is always someone not  there to pick up his trophy, just  walk up and say, 'George or Fred  or whatever asked mc to pick  up his trophy for him.' Soon  you'll have so many, people  will think you know what you're  talking about. Till then, keep on  stroking.  Coast News, January 3,  1978.  7.  tide tables as.  Tue. Jan. 3  Thur. Jan  .5  0010  11.2  0255  I2.8  Sat. Jan.7  0455  8.9  0725  10.8  0500  14.7  1120  14.4  1255  14.8  0945  11.3  1845  5.4  2035  2.9  1440  2200  14.8  1.0  Wed. Jan. 4  Frl. Jan. 6  0145  11.8  0355  13.8  Sun.Jan.8  0610  10.0  0835  11.2  0530  15.3  12(H)  14.8  1350  14.8  1040  II.1  1940  4.1  2125  1.8  1545  2255  14.9  GIBSONS LANES  Mm. Jan. 9  0625  15.8  1140  10.7  Hwy101, 886-2086  1630  2340  14.7  .9  OPEN  Friday I Saturday 7  ��� 11 p.m.  Sunday 2 ���  S p.m. and 9- 11 p.m.  ��� Burns 14 hours  ��� Automatic  thermostatically  controlled draft  ��� Airtight  ��� Classic styling  ��� Converts to  open fireplace  instantly  Best prices on  Earth Stoves & Frontier Stoves  Authorized Dealer  Wayne Sugden  886-2556  Easy  Single male drivers under 25  Are you  entitled to  the Safe  Driving  Incentive  Grant?  You may have earned the  equivalent of 25% off your 1977  Autoplan premium.  To be eligible:  LYou must have been a single  male under 25 years of age  at any time during the 1977  insurance year���Nferch 1,1977 to  February 28,1978.  LYou must have owned a  vehicle, or been a principal  operator of a vehicle in Hate  Class 04,14 or 504 during the  insurance year.  �����  You must not have accumu-  ��Pt lated more than 5 Penalty  Points between January 1,1977  and September 30,1977.  A  You must not owe the  ���p* Insurance Corporation  any money.  Your vehicle:  L Must be free of claims from  January 1,1977 to September 30,1977 for which anv  payment has been made for  collision, property damage or  bodily injury (excluding no-fault  accident benefits).  L Must not be part of a  fleet.  ���1  Must not be used for  ill* delivery purposes unless it  is owned and operated by a  single male under the age of 25.  Last year about 55,000  drivers earned almost $6 million  in safe driving incentive grants.  If you qualify on all points,  you must submit a completed  application form before April 1,  1978. Forms have been mailed -  if you did not receive one, pick  one up at any Motor Vehicle  Branch office and mail it,  before April 1,1978 to:  Insurance Corporation of B.C.  Box 5050  Vancouver, B.CV6B4T4  In moat cases Autoplan premiums are lower in B.C. than in other provinces.  Hare's an example lor your region. Public Liability and Property Damage $200,000.  Collision $100 deductible.  Comprehensive $50 deductible.  Driver  Automobile-  1968 Ponhac Grand Pansienne  Under 25 Single Male.  No restrictions on  vehicle use.  Powell  River  B.C.  Peace  River  Alta.  Sarrua  Ont.  Sherbrooke  P.O..  Truro  NS.  1. Two years accident free  in B.C. Three years  elsewhere  $439  $734  $585  $831  $570  2. Not accident free.  $781  $1,235  -19  $1,012  74 Chevrole  $679  $1,172  $1,455  MalibuClas  $970  $1,696  $983  1. Two years accident free  in B.C. Three years  elsewhere  Autc  $478  mobile-  $887  sic  $700  2. Not accident free.  $849  $1,481  $1,206  Comparative rates are from the 1977 Insurers Advisory Organization of Canada manual.  ��� INSURANCE .Where the Driver Sets the Rates  CORPORATION  OF BJOTISH COLUMBIA  Congratulations and keep up the safe driving. Coast News, January 3,1978.  ���Ai ^'SaWkWJ  J  m  I "���  mmrm,  BABY E  The first baby born at St. Mary's Hospital  in the New Year will receive the following  gifts:  SOUND   Don's Shoes  T.J.'s Sound  a $5 gift certificate  from Don's Shoes  babies first Booties.  ��  Link Hardware  a $5 gift certificate  from Western Drugs  a case of  New Born Size Pampers  from Super Valu  two cases  of Gerbers  Baby Food  Charlesf   V  Ltd  1 REALTY WORLD  Charles English  a $5 gift certificate  Richard's  mens wear  Richard's Men's Wear  a $5 gift certificate  Trail 'Bau  SPORTS  Trail Bay Sports  a $5 gift certificate  rSunny  1 27 STOR  crest  STORES TO SERVE YOU  Ceptre S  I BETTER I (  Get fit winter program ready  FITNESS SERVICE  WINTER PROGRAMME  In keeping with this time of  New Year's resolutions, the Sunshine Coast Health and Fitness  Service is determined to provide  an even better, even more well-  rounded programme of activities  for residents of the peninsula  during the next three months.  We've made a few changes,  and have added some new classes  and there arc several things still  in the works, so we're hoping  that somewhere in our list of  events you will find something  that particularly appeals to you  and will tempt you to join in.  We arc also open to suggestions  for new classes, so if there's  something you 'd like added to our  programme, or if you'd like more  information, please call our  office at 885-3611. One thing  about us that hasn't changed is  our motto: We're still inviting  you to come and "Fun Yourself  Into Shape!" Clip and Save for  future reference.  Aerobic  Dancing  If the time has come for you  to get in on the pleasures and  benefits of Aerobic Dance, the  Community Resource Society's  Fitness Service is pleased to  announce two new classes for  beginners, both starting the week  of January 9th.  Aerobic Dance is a pleasant  combination of exercises and  dance steps blended into a unique  choreography and done to lively  music that makes you want to  move. It provides good, all-over  exercise for the muscles, particularly those of the legs, but its  main purpose and benefit is as  a workout for the heart and lungs.  Beginners' classes will be held  on Mondays, from 9:30 a.m. to  10:30 a.m. in the Wilson Creek  Community Hall, beginning Jan.  9th, and on Thursdays, from  7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the  Senior Citizens Hall in Sechelt  beginning Jan. 12th. The fee,  to cover hall rental and expenses,  is $7.00 for 12 sessions.  For persons who learned Aerobic Dance last year and wish  to continue, advanced classes  will again be held on Mondays  from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in  Chatclcch Music Room, beginning Jan. 9th. and on Thursdays  from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in  the Wilson Creek Community  Hall, beginning Jan. 12th.  The fee for these classes will  also be $7.00 for l2sessions.  Anyone wishing more information is asked to call the Fitness  Service at 885-3611.  FAB SHOP  10% OFF All Fabrics  Sunnycrest Shopping  Centre 886-2231  After School Activities: Fitness  Service 885-3611. Starting Jan.  9th, Monday 3:15 p.m. to 5:00  p.m. Drama, drill & skills with  Aerobic dancing for Elementary  school students. No fee, at  Sechelt Elementary School.  Aerobic Dance for Advanced:  Starting Jan. 9th, Monday 7:30  p.m. - 8:30 p.m.   $7.00 fee for  12   sessions.       Chatclcch   Jr.  Music Room.  Aerobic Dance Class, Beginners:  Starts  Thursday.  Jan.   12th,  7:20 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Senior  Citizens Hall. Sechelt. $7.00 for  12 sessions.  Blood Pressure Clinic:  Every Friday from 2:00 p.m.  to 4:00 p.m. at Trail Bay Mall.  Sechelt. No fee.  Eurhythmies & Aerobic Dance:  With Ronnie Dunn starting  Jan. 19th. Thursday noon to 2:00  p.m. at Welcome Beach Community Hall. $7.00 for 12 sessions.  Eurihythmlcs & Aerobic Dance:  Wih Ronnie Dunn starting  Jan. 10th, Tuesday and Friday at  St. Hilda's Church Hall, 10:00  a.m. - 11:30 a.m. $7.00 for 12  sessions.  Fitness Testing:  This is done at the  Fitness  Centre.   Whitaker   House   (top  floor) every Thursday 2:00 p.m.  to 4:00. No fee.  Folk Dancing:  With Nancy McLcod and  Adrian Bclshaw at Sechelt Elementary School gym. Mondays  from 8:00 p.m. - 10:00. Starts  Jan. 9th. no fee.  For Men Only:  Starts January 9th,  Monday,  8:00 p.m. - 10:00 at Chatclcch  Jr. school gym.    $10.00 for 12  sessions.  Teen Activity Night:  Starts  Jan.  9th.  Monday  at  Chatclech Jr. school. 7:00 p.m.  ��� 9:00, no fee. Junior and Senior  high school students only!  Tuesday Hikes with Ellen Berg:  Starting Jan. 3rd, 10:00 a.m. -  12:00,   hikes   in   and   around  Sechelt. Nofcc, every Tuesday.  Yoga with Evans:  Starting Jan. 9th. 1:00 p.m. -  3:00 at St. Hilda's Church Hall.  $7.00 for   12 sessions.     Every  Monday. Come for I hour or 2.  Yoga with Evans:  Starting Jan. 12th. Thursdays.  12 noon to 1:00 at St. Hilda's  Church Hall.   $7.00 for 12 sessions.  BeHy Dancing Workshop:  January 29th. Sunday 12 noon  to 6:00 p.m. with Erica Ehlers.  Please call  Fitness  Service  for  further   information    and    pre-  registration, cost $12.00 at the  Sechelt Elcmentarv school gvm.  DAVIS BAY  WILSON CREEK  ROBERTS CREEK  GIBSONS  Aerobic Dance, Beginners:  Starting Jan. 9th. Monday 9:30  a.m. -10:30, $7.00 for 12 sessions  jAjSJitti  SUNSHINE COAST TV  SALES & SERVICE  ���.___ .,     in the m of downtown Sechelt  Dealer for AlCFIff I aT���t M  885-9816  Mark of Quality  APPLIANCES  and   TELEVISIONS  Ask about our "package" deals  at Wilson Creek Community Hallv  Aerobic Dance, Advanced: '}  Starts Jan. 12th. Thursday 9:30.:  a.m. -10:30, $7.00 for 12 sessloni||l  at Wilson Creek Community Hall.'  Eurhythmies & Aerobic Dance:  With Ronnie Dunn starting  January I lth. Wednesday. 11:00  a.m. to 1:00. $7.00 for 12 sessions at Continuing Education  Building Classroom, "2.  Scottish Country Dance:  With Ronnie Dunn starting  Jan. 1 lth. Wednesday at St.  Aidan's Church Hall, Roberts  Creek. 2:00 p.m. ��� 4:00. $7.00 for  12 sessions.  Teen Night:  Starting January   10th. Tuesdays 8:00 p.m. - 10:00, Elphinstone Gym, no fee.   High school  students only!  Yoga with Evans:  Evans Hcrmon. starting Jan.  11th, the Wednesday 1:00 p.m.  Evans Herman, starting Jan.  Ilth. Wednesday. 1:00 p.m. -  3:00. $7.00 for 12 sessions at  Wilson Creek Community Hall.  Come for I hour or 2.  Yoga for Teenage Girls:  With Evans Hcrmon starting'  Jan. 12th, Thursdays. 4:30 p.m.  - 5:30, at Wilson Creek Seoul  Hall. No fee.  MADEIRA PARK  Badminton & Pool:  Starting   Monday.   Jan.   9th.  4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. with Ronii  Tolcnto at Madeira  Park Community Hall.  Drama & Pantomlne:  Fitness Service 885-3611 on  Mondays with Ronnie Dunn and  Robi Peters. Madeira Park  Elcmentarv School 7:30 p.m. ���  9:00.  Father & Son Hockey:  Tuesdays   at   Madeira    Park  Communitv   Hall.   7:00   p.m.   -  8:30.  Floor Hockey:  Tuesdays   at   Madeira   Park  Communitv   Hall.   8:30   p.m.   -  10:00.  Ladles Activity Night:  Starting January I lth on Wednesday. 7:30 p.m.  - 9:30 with  Robi Peters and Evans Hcrmon.  $7.00 for 12 sessions.   Madeira,,,.  Park Elementary gym,  Ladles Basketball:  January Hlh, Sunday, ":.I0 p.m.  - 9:30, with Gerry Fcnn. $7.01)  for 12 sessions at Madeira Park  Elcmentarv gym.  Light Exercise for People Over 60 ,k  January 10th. Tuesdays 10:00  a.m. - 11:30 with' Evans Hei'triiihN.  at Madeira Park Medical Clinic.      ]  Rollerskallng:  Children 12 years and under.  Saturday   12:00  noon,  with   K  Adamson   \   Roln   Pclers   ai   '  Madeira Park Community  Park''  hall, admission 50* :i session.       ">  Senior Citizen Activity NlRht:  January   9th,   Mondays   6:1(1  p.m. - 10:00 with .1. Huidemu in   t  the   Madeira   Park   Contniuuih  Hall.  Slimming & Trimming:  January   IOi'i,   Tuesdays   I .  noon lo  I ml p.m. ul  Madc'u   .  Park Medical ( linic,  Yoga with Evans:  Januan    Kill),   Tuesdays.   1:3  p.m.      .1:01   at   Madeira   Pin  Medical (linn  Yoga with Ft am:  January   IJlh,  Fridays.   I0:ill��,  a.m.   lo   II .10,   Madeira   Park  Medical Clinic,  WAWWrWfWrWrVW  CLASSIFIED NOTE  Drop off your Coasl News  Classifieds at Campbell's Family  Shoes li Leather Goods In downtown Sechelt. It's convenient!  rVWrWrVrWrVWWWWW  /  PRIME  OFFICE SPACE  AVAILABLE  in Lower Gibsons  in the Gibsons Harbour  Professional Building  at reasonable rates.  Contact  Robert C. Reid,  Barrister & Solicitor,  Box 649, Gibsons  or phone 886-2207 for information Coast News, January 3,1978.  COAST NEWS   CLASSIFIED ADS  Cliff mi  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  CLASSIFIED RATES I  INFORMATION:  All Usungs SO* per line per week.  or use the Economical 3 for 2 rate  3 weeks for the price of 2  NO REFUNDS  Classified  Ad Policy  Minimum $2.00 per Insertion.  All fees payable prior to Insertion.  ��� In the event of an error the  publisher shall be responsible for  one corrected Insertion only.  These CUaeHkarJons  remain (roe  - Coming Events  -Lost  - Found  This offer la made available for private Individuals.  *******************************************  Print your ad tn the squares  her. Be sure to leave a blank  Including the price of the Item and your  apace after each word.  No phone orders Please. Just mall In the coupon below accompanied by cash, cheque  or money order, to Coast News, Classifieds, Box 460, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1VO, or  bring In person to the Coaat News office, Gibsons  DROPOFF POINT: Campbell's Shoes and Leather Goods Store, Sechelt.  Coast News  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  VON 1VO  CLASSIFICATION:  Eg. For Sale, For Rent, etc.  LLL.   J_L      _.          '"   "'"   "      ""  Obituaries Obituaries Work Wonted.   Opportunities     Announcements  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON  Jones: Sidney Percy of Gibsons,  B. C��� suddenly on December 27,  1977, aged 81 years. Survived  by his loving wife, Ethel; daughter Irene Jardine of Gibsons;  son, Roy of New Westminster;  sister, Mrs. Ethel Gossc of New  Westminster; grandchildren,  Robert, l.i/.abelh and Colin.  Also two great-grandchildren,  Bran Jon and Sean. Mr. Jones  was a member of the 28th Battalion during the First World  War. Memorial service was held  2:30 p.m. Thursday, December  29th in St. Bartholomew Church,  Gibsons, the Rev. David Brown  officiating. Cremation. Flowers  gratefully declined in favor of  donations to the B. C. Heart  Fund. Arrangements through  First Memorial Services.  Sewell: Passed away the 21st of  December, 1977. Nancy Webster  Sewell, late of Madeira Park,  B.C. in her 77th year. Survived  by one son, Victor, one daughter,  Patricia, one brother, Morris  Littler, six grandchildren. Funeral service was held Friday,  December 23rd at the Devlin  Funeral Home, Gibsons. Reverent M. J. Gudkin officiating.  Cremation.  West: Passed away the 20th of  December, 1977. John Peter  West, late of Egmont, B.C. in  his 35th year. Survived by his  loving wife, Ann, father John  and mother Mary West, one  brother, Graeme, and one sister,  Heather. Service was held Friday  December 23rd at the Devlin  Funeral Home. Gibsons. Rev.  M. J. Godkin officiating. Cremation.  Hauka: Passed away December  30, 1977. Mike Hauka. late of  Gibsons in his 84th year. Survived by his loving wife Isabelle,  two daughters, Edna and Isabelle  four sons, Edward, Donald.  Samuel and Arthur. Sixteen  grandchildren, and twelve greatgrandchildren. Funeral service  was held Monday. January 2nd  at the Devlin Funeral Home.  Gibsons. Reverend Annette  Rcinhardt officiated. Cremation  followed.  IN MEMORIAM  Don MacFarlanc at rest on the  day of December twenty-six,  1970. We all have sadly missed  you, since your day of quiet rest;  Soon we all surely knew, it must  have been God's test. Sadly  missed by Marian. Donna MacFarlanc and relatives.  Coming  Bvmnts  GIBSONS WILDLIFE CLUB  Regular general meetings 1st  Wednesday of each month, 7:30  p.m. at Clubhouse. tfn  Work Wante d  HIGGS MARINE SURVEYS LTD.  Insurance claims, condition and  valuation surveys. Serving the  Sunshine Coast and B.C. Coastal  Waters. Phone:    885-9425,  885-9747. 885-3543. 886-9546. tfn  Most trees, like pets, need care  and attention and trees are our  speciality.  * Topping  * Limbing  * Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed service.  Peerless Tree Services Ltd.  885-2109  * CAT-BACKHOE *  GRAVEL TRUCK AVAILABLE  Land clearing, Septic systems  886-9633 886-9365  1 TON TRUCK FOR HIRE  Light Moving & Hauling  Gardening & Light Landscaping  After 6 p.m. call 886-9294.  Bob Kelly Clean Up Ltd.  A load on this truck  is a loud off your mind!  886-9433    ' tfn  Fully Qualified Electrician  6 Free Estimates is  886-2546 tfn  Fast, Clean, Efficient  CHIMNEY CLEANING  Vacuum equipped. 886-7785. tfn  Wanted  Timber Wanted plus Alder  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D ic O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700.  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  IKK. LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creeks  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons 866-2812  * Portraits       * Weddings *  * Passports  *  Commercial *  * Copy and Restoration work *  Professionally done in your home  or in ours.  Day or Evening call  8&6-7uh4.  Announcements  In lieu of Christmas cards, Mr.  Don Esztar Andim donated to  the Gibsons Hospital Auxiliary  Christmas Fund.  We have successfully concluded  two fall sessions in our scries ol  four courses in VEGETARIAN  FOOD PREPARATION.  1. Whole Grain Bread Baking  2. Healthy Christmas Baking  Join   now  our   third   course  FIND ENERGY, HEALTH  BEAUTY In MEATLESS  DINNERS  Offered by retired teacher in  West Sechelt. Monday or Tuesday, 3 hours each for 8 weeks,  starting Jan. 10. 1978. Fee:  $30.00 - ingredients included.  10% discount with group registration of at least 5 persons.  The Basic-Recipe-Method  teaches how economically to  make each meal a family surprise party. 30 different dishes  each month, turning your kitchen  into a fascinating laboratory,  never boring. Learn the relationship of Food. Body and Mind!  Be aware of this power aid in  your hands. Use il conscientiously, wisely. 885-2546. #1  We would like to thank everyone  for their cards, kind words of  sympathy and many kindnesses  shown us at the loss of our  husband and father. Bob Ninimo.  Gwen, Bobbi, Bill, .Ion .v. family.  EMERGENCY CHARGES  This is to remind the public that  as of October I, 1977. St. Mary's  Hospital has been charging more  for Ihe use of their Emergency  Department to those people who  arc not true emergencies. It  is felt that this department has  been abused in the past and in  order to provide the best service  possible to the public, we wish to  make it clear that we are an  emergency facility.  The Charge of $2.00 will remain for the following categories  aa defined by B. C. Hospital  Programs and Includes the definition of an emergency admission:  1. Any accidents occurring within  24 hours.  2. Any acute illness occurring  within 24 hours.  3. Appointments made for you  by your doctor for particular  examinations, which ordinarily  cannot be handled by clinic  facilities such as minor surgery,  dressings for acute illness or  cast changes following surgery or  accidents.  A basic charge of $10.00 plua  $5.00 for any specific services will  be made for the following:  1. Nonresidents of British  Columbia.  2. Illness or accident left untreated for previous 24 hours.  3. Those who drop in to see a  Doctor.  Enquiries, regarding the above  may be directed to the Nursing  Staff or Administration of the  Hospital, if necessary.  Please note that the above  charges in comparison to other  hospitals in the Lower Mainland  area are still favourable.  N. Vucurevich  Advt. #2 Administrator  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  TWWMWjrwwM AUTOMOTIVE   #########  JAMIESON AUTOMOTIVE  TOYOTA  New & Used Car Sales  All Make, Parts 8. Services  Gibsons  AL JAMIESON  Phone 886-7919  NEED TIRES'*  Come in lo  COASTAL TIRES  Jt the S BENDS on Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  MM0WMJW BUILDING SUPPLY MMMMMWMM  TWIN CREEK LUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  Everything lor your building Needs  Free Estimates Phone 886-2291-2    i  fmr  *<���:"'F  > L  ;WINPOOH���,  Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Construction Plywood, and all Accessories.  Delivery Phone 886-9221  Highway 101, Gibsons  MaTaTMtTaiaTMr CARPENTRY WMmmmmmmmm  CADRE CONSTRUCTION LTD.  - HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION -  Framing, remodelling, additions  Payne Road Gibsons 6*6-2311  STANHILSTAD ROOFING  DUROIO. SHAKES  ORREROOFING  Gibsons        RR  1. Port Mellon Highway       Phone 886-2923  SUNSHINE  KITCHENS  LTD.  KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS  886-9411  DAY or EVENING  Showroom In the Twilight Theatre Bldg,  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cablnotsand Fixtures -h 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   <r Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty  R.BIRKIN  885-3417        Beach  Ave.,   Roberts   Creek       885-3310  J  *W*MWM0mW ELECTRIC  Ourst etrttrit Itb.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons, Roberts Creek & Madeira Park '  885-3133  J.McKenzle Ron Blair, P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay fld. P O. Box 387 Sechelt   VON 3A0  Bo* 860  Gibsons  ��v  BEELECTRICiTd  Phone  886-7605  RESIDENTIAL-COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL  Maintenance    Pole Line   Electronics  ���POWER   TO   THE   PEOPLE"  MJrjrMtTtTJKiTtTtT    EXCAVATING     #######  ' CUSTOM BACKHOEWORK "  SEPTIC TANKS INSTAUEO  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterlines. etc  Ph 8B5-292I Roberts  Creek  J. B. EXCAVATING  \&4  886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage Installation   (^  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Eatlmatas ��� Septic Fields  L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand and Qraval  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations ��� Ready-Mix Concrete  885-9666 Porpoise Bay Road Box 172, Sechelt, B. C.  R & B BULLDOZING & BACKHOE  GRAVELTRUCK  Septic Systems   Land Clearing  886-9633 or 886-9365  ANDREASSEN    ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving the Sunshine Coast  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  VINYLDECK is the final deck  For maintenance free weatherproof attractive  sun decks and patios, call: 10 Year Guarantee  PACIFIC VINYLDECK      866-2922  MeTMeTtTMtTMtT PLUMBING MeTMtTMtTMeTMtT  RAY COATES PLUMBING  886-7695  Contract Renovations & Service Work  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING-PIPEFITTING-STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  MtTMWMtTMtfMISC. SERVICES 0mtTeTM*TM*W  Zeta? CcapfivX  , tslq/ipoi/flrh  mKscreen pHKM)  RA@TWSH 886-2640  P. M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  P.O. Box 609  Sechelt, B.C.  Bus. 8852332  Res. 886-7701  At ihe sign ol the Chevron  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  & Marine Service Ltd  Arc and Acty Welding Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating Automotive - Marine Repair  Phone 886-7721 Marine Ways Res 886-9956  W. W. UPHOLSTERY & BOAT TOPS LTD.  Everything for your upholstery needs  FOAM-PLEXIGLASS SALES  666-7310  1779Wyngaert  THOMAS HEATING  OIL BURNER SERVICE  Complete Instrument OOO" /ill  up til lurnace  PIANO & ORGAN LESSONS YOU ENJOY  Ages 3 to? 686-9030  Deooie   Xlnnwoni, Authorized teacher  Jessie jmmm    IOrpre-school  B. C. Registered Music Teacher      children       j  S-  PENINSULA OFFICE & BOOKKEEPING  SERVICES LTD. Phone 886-2511  Box 1066 (Dental Block) Gibsons, B.C.  * COMPLETE BOOKKEEPING SERVICES *  s^AUo offices In SECHELT 885-2900 and MADEIRA PARK 883-2232/  Gutters  Phone:  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  Commercial oacoooo  Residential 685-2992  Eaves Troughs  Maintenance  Continuous  Gl BSONS LAWN MOWER &     886-2912  CHAIN SAW SERVICE  Gibsons Industrial Park, #5, Shaw Rd.  "Repairs to all makes"  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE CO AST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying  ' COAST PAVING  PAVING FROM DRIVEWAYS TO HIGHWAYS  Highways, Parking Areas, Driveways, Crushed Gravel  Equipment Rentals  Main Office: Box 95, Powell River,   485-6118  Branch Office:       Sechelt, Ph. 885-2343 9:30 to 3:30 p.m.  "Serving  Langdale  to Earls  Cove"  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES NOTIONSetc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE TO ALL MAKES  SEW EASY  Cowrie St. Sechelt 885-2725  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Ole s Cove  885-9973  Commercial Container* available  886?938  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs lor VIEW  Top tall trees ad|acacent to building  Marv Volen  886-959V  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials lor Sale  v   Phone 886-2664     Member Allied Van Lines     fl R  I. Gibsons  s  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION 8. MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  PERMATRUSS FABRICATORS  (Gibsons) Ltd.  Located next to Windsor Plywood  At rear ot Shannon Industrial Supplies  Free  Estimates  886-7318  P.O. Box 748  Gibsons, B.C.  DOGWOOD    CUE   886-2888  ��� Breakfast (All day)  ��� Lunches  ��� Dinners Gibsons, B.C  CLOCKS REPAIRED  Hanbury Road      885-3163  CARMI CRANE SERVICE  Industrial or Residential Lifting  Phone  .    886-2401 or 886-2312   -  DOMESTIC  SEWING  MACHINE  REPAIRS  Days  886-2111  Eves  886-9427  RANDY'S GARDEN SERVICE  RANDY DUNN      Diploma in Horticulture  LANDSCAPE DESIGN & CONSULTING  GARDEN MAINTENANCE      Box 1094, Sechelt,685-3727J 10.  Coast News, January 3,1978.  Personal   Alcoholics Anonymous meetings,  Clibsons Athletic Hall. 8:30 p.m.  Every Monday. 88H-4059 or  886-9904 for information.        f?2b  DISCERNING   ADULTS:     Shop  discreetly by mail. Send SI.01)  for our latest fully illustrated  catalogue of marital aids tor  both ladies and gentlemen.  Direct Action Marketing Inc.  Dept, U.K., P.O. Box 3268,  Vancouver, Hi . V6B3X9       tfn  For Sale  For Sale  For Safe  For Sa/e  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  The Gibsons  All Nighter  Wood Heater  CUSTOM BUILT  From $310.00  The best  In economical woodheat  May also be used for cooking.  ALL HEAVY STEEL  CONSTRUCTION  BRICK LINED  886-2808  NOW AVAILABLE AT  GIBSONS BUILDING  SUPPLIES  886-8141  Professional Ear Piercing  Fast and Painless, lovely birth-  stone studs and Pewter earrings. Gibsons Girl & Guys  Salon,   Lower   Gibsons.      Call  886-2120. tfn  TREE FARMER SK1DDER 1965  C5BD., H.D. P.R. 75 Axles and  spare parts, including 2 differentials, 2 P.R. 75 Hubs, 2 axles,  etc. R.O.P.S. $7,500.00 firm.  883-2552.826-8840. tfn  Trove!  Boats  1976 Glen River, 12x68' trailer,  like new. Set up, skirted with  porch. Must sell immediately.  $15,000. firm. 885-2<!96. #2  1959 Olds 98 Elcnmino, excellent  condition, must be seen. Offers.  Wauled: Complete set of weights  or pieces. Call eves: 885-5407. #1  1 sels of wheels from mobile  home. I Idler i 2 Breakers.  Pad #95. S 1(H). 880.939.1. #3  Chicken manure $1.00 per sack.  Horse manure 51.00 per sack.  881,-9831 #1  RESTRICTED  ADULT  THE lOVE SHOP-  GOURMET LOVER'S GUIDE  and CATALOGUE  Lotions, Vibrators, Marital  Aids, Sensuous Lingerie,  Books. Enclose $2.95 cheque  or money order, payable to:  All Pharma Research Ltd.,  Dept. 316X, Box 200, Stn A,  Vancouver, B.C. V6C2V2.  Browning 22 semi-automatic,  like new. $165.00 (new $224.)  Homelite Super-mini chain saw,  $100.00, firm. 110 volt clothes  dryer $135.00. 885-9750. #2  NEED   A   NEW   MATTRESS?  Try foam I All Sizes.  Custom Tire Covers - See our  samples at:  W.W. UPHOLSTERY & BOAT  TOPS, LTD. 886-7310. tfn  For the person that likes to grow  plants, Cymbidium Orchid plants  will make a great Christmas gift.  Now available in Gibsons with  flower spikes started. Please  phone after 3 p.m. 886-7538.     01  10" Beaver professional tabll  saw, l'/i H.P. motor. Almost  new. $300. 885-2994. #2  Modern soft sofa set, hexagon  end tables and coffee table.  Maple dinette suite. 886-9896. #1  Braun kitchen machine, hardly  used, still under guarantee $100.  Sears meat grinder & salad &  sausage maker, as new $35.00,  Osteriser, 10-speed pulsomatic,  large & small jar $25.00, Hot  tray (new) $6.00. Car Vacuum  $15.00. Mickey Mouse child's  record player, works $6.00.  886-2513. #3  Kitchen table & four chairs.  Chrome legs, cream vinyl padded  chairs. Perfect cond. $60.00.  886-2850. #1  aiderwoodforsale"  d & o log sorting  886-7896 03  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO VILLAGE OF GIBSONS  ZONING BY-LAW NO. 241,1975.  Pursuant to Section 703 of the Municipal Act, a Public Hearing will be held in the Municipal Hall, 1490  South Fletcher Road. Gibsons. B. C. on Wednesday, January 4,1978at 7:00 p.m. to consider By-law No. 311  (Zoning Amendment By-Law No. 311,1977). At the Hearing all persons who deem their interest in property  affected by the proposed By-Law shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard on matters contained in the  By-Law.  The intent of the By-Law is lo amend the present zoning to the following described properties as noted  below:  1. Lots 1. 2 and 3, Block 16, Plan 7109, District Lot 685 be rezoned from Residential 2, R-2 to Commercial  Zone 2, R-3.  2. Lots A and B of Block 17, Plan 14917. District Lot 685 be rezoned from Residential 2, R-2 to Residential  3, R-3.  3. Lots 1 through 11 inclusive of Parcel P, Plan 16566, District Lot 685, and lots 13 through 16 inclusive  of Parcel P, Plan 16950, District Lot 685 be rezoned from Residential 4, R-4 to Residential 2, R-2.  4. a. Lot 1, Except Parcel A, Ref. Plan 1780 and Parcel B, Ref. Plan 1923 of Blocks D, H and J, District  Lot 686, Plan 3971;  ' b. Lot 1 of Blocks D, H and J, Parcel A, Ref Plan 1780, District Lot 686, Plan 3971;  c. Parcel B. Ref. Plan 1923 of Lot 1, Blocks D, H and J, District Lot 686, Plan 3971;  d. Lots 2 and 3, Blocks D, Hand J, District Lot 686, Plan 3971;  d. Lots2and3, Blocks D, Hand J, District Lot 686, Plan 3971;  e. Parcel A and B, Exp. Plan 6248 of Lot 4, Blocks D, Hand J, District Lot 686, Plan 3971;  f. Subdivision A of Lots 5 and 6, Block J, District Lot 686, Plan 6401, be rezoned from  Comprehensive Development Area, C. D. A., to Comprehensive Development Zone 1, CD-1.  5. Lot 1 of Parcel C, Plan 9229, District Lot 688 be rezoned from Residential 3, R-3 to Commercial 2, C-2.  6. To introduce a new zone, Comprehensive Development Zone 1, CD-1 covering an area of the lower Village  which has experienced a lengthy history of re-development difficulties and problems, due to the inability  of the small lots in question to meet conventional zoning requirements, because of size and topographical  censtraints. It is the intent of the CD-1 Zone to permit limited commercial use of the subject parcels,  particularly uses which do not generate heavy vehicular traffic ��� with as a balancing factor, no requirement for the provision of on-site parking.  7. To introduce a new Zone, Administrative Zone applying to governmental, administrative recreational,  cultural and other related services and facilities which serve the Municipality.  Take notice that the above paragraph is deemed to be a synopsis of By-Law No. 311 and not deemed to be  an interpretation thereof. The By-Law may be inspected at the Gibsons Municipal Office, 1490 South Fletcher  Road during office hours, namely Monday to Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday and Friday  8:30a.m. Io5:00p.m.  J.W.Copland  Municipal Clerk  NofUiumU  Let us help you plan  your trip - Business  or Pleasure  Air/Sea/Train  Tickets  Pre-packaged or  Individualized Tours  AGNES LABONTE  886-7710  Northwest Travel Ltd  24' Reinell w/ Command bridge,  new in July 1975, 225 H.P. Volvo,  280 leg, F.W.C., trim tabs,  head, swim grid, new anchor,  moorage available in Secret  Cove. F.P. $12,500. or best offer.  Days: 885-9979, eves: 885-2084.  BIGGS 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  8' ftbrcglass dinghy with floatation. Needs repair. $40.00.  886-2513. 03  Sport/Yak as new, large size.  $125.00. 885-3752. HI  IAN MORROW & CO. LTD.  Prompt attention to your marine  survey    requirements    for    all  transactions and Insurance needs.  Phone 886-2433,886-9458.     #52  For Sale  Tf  BRITISH COLUMBIA  HYDRO  AND POWER  AUTHORITY  The Sechelt District Office is inviting Applications from male and female, minimum age 19  years, for the position of District Meter Reader.  In general, this position requires the duties of  routine nature in reading meters, making special  meter readings as required, taking applications  for electrical service and attending to customer's  inquiries of complaints of a routine nature as  occassioned by meter reading duties. Areas to  be covered, from Port Mellon to Earls Cove - East  Egmont, including various Islands of the Sechelt  Peninsula. The applicant should have a general  academic background to facilitate dealing with  the public, equivalent to partial High School  Course, has to be physically fit, neatness and  legibility of handwriting and figures will be considered. Must have a good driving record and  should be a holder of a Valid B. C. Driver's  License. Applications to be submitted to the  Sechelt District Office, Attention: E. Hensch,  District Manager, Box 159, Sechelt, B.C. VON  3AO, not later than January 20,1978.  Gmujfc  ���M5"3271  _r��n New location:  in=p!       nnf y\ Wharf Road, Sechelt  LLU ' " U   ���������(Beside Golden City Restaurant)  $2,000 DOWN and $165 per month gets you into this 3 bedroom basement home, with fireplace and garage. Close to  all amenities. Chuck Dowman 885-9374.  VIEW DUPLEX - Excellent location. Large suites with a  terrific view over harbour. Level walk to shops and post  office. Only $49,900. Chuck Dowman 885-9374.  SPECULATE ��� On this lix it special. 3 bedroom house and  cottage. Double corner lot on school bus route to Arena.  Only $22,500. with $4,000. down. Chuck Dowman 885-9374.  GOWER POINT ROAD - VIEW - Large new 3 bedroom  house, with full basement. Attractive brick fireplace in  large living room, also fireplace in basement. Quality kitchen  cabinets, all windows double glazed, situated on approx.  Vi acre. An excellent home at the asking price ol $64,000.  Try your offer. Jim Wood 885-2571.  SANDY HOOK ROAD - ACREAGE - Excellent mobile  home with improvements, on large concrete pad, very large  garage with workshop area, vegetable garden. This desirable  2.8 acres of parklike property has subdivision possibilities  or develop your own country estate. Price $39,900. Jim  Wood 885-2571.  SECHELT - MEDUSA STREET - 3 bedroom solid construction. Franklin fireplace in living room, hardwood  floors, roomy kitchen, close to the park and all amenities.  Owner wants action so try your offer on the asking price ol  $39,900. Jim Wood 885-2571.  GIBSONS - NEW NEW NEW - Located on Chaster Road,  close to the new school, this 3 bedroom ranch style attraulve  well constructed home Is a must to see on your shopping list  for homes. Brick fireplace in large living room, quality  carpets throughout, large carport. The price Is rightl $42,900  Jim Wood 885-2571.  SANDY HOOK WATERFRONT - 75' of quiet waterfront.  Good moorage. Close to Vi acre. Must sell. Asking $21,200.  Offers. Ed Baker 885-2641.  BAYVIEW VIEW LOT. 103x200. Serviced. Good building  site. $17,000. Ed Baker 885-2641.  BEAUTY ON THE BEACH - HOPKINS LANDING -  1500 sq. ft. home on a 75' lovely beach. 3 bedrooms, fireplace, large loft and in Immaculate condition. Asking  $108,000. Larry Reardon 885-9320.  LOWER GIBSONS ��� This Is an old-timer looking for a new  owner. 2 bedrooms, view, new furnace, good size lot. Priced  at $19,900. Larry Reardon 885-9320.  GIBSONS ��� SCHOOL ROAD ��� One acre zoned for multiple  dwellings. Priced at $55,000. Larry Reardon 885-9320.  AGENTS FOR WELCOME WOODS DEVELOPMENT.  Vi acre treed lots - as low as $8,500. - 10% down.  Century West Real Estate Ltd.  Every Office Independently Owned and Operated  GIBSONS  Building Supplies  NflXl lo Sunnycreil PlK��  INSULATION  R2823"FF S330/M  R2023"FF S250/M  R 12 15" FF $2.99/bag  ROOFING  210sq. Hint Tru-Seal  S24.99/sq.  ABS 800 SEWER PIPE  3" Pcrfo 49C/ft.  4* Perfo 65��/ft.  LUMBER  2x4 F.con. Studs 59��ea.  2x4 Std. & Better Hemlock  S229/M  2xl0Std.& Better Hemlock  S279/M  2x10 Utility Hemlock  S18S/M  CEDAR SIDING  1x8 Utility Channel     SI80/M  7/8x10 Utility Bevel   S150/M  PLYWOOD  3/8" D-Gradc Unsandcd  $5.79 ea.  GIBSONS BUILDING  SUPPLIES  886-8141  Help WanttTd  LIFETIME CAREER. Were  an old established company  looking for a mature person to  contact customers in the Gibsons  area. We train. Write A. O.  Dick, Pros.. Southwestern Petroleum, 87 West Dr.. Brampton.  Ont.L6T2J6. '   #1  Clerk-Typist position vacant.  Must be competent typist, experienced in use of dictaphone.  Other duties include general  clerical work as required. 35  hour, four day work week.  Application forms available at  Sunshine Coast Regional District  Office. Wharf Road. Sechelt,  B.C. #1  For Rent  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  Furnished bachelor suite, waterfront Gibsons, separate entrance.  886-7108.  2 bdrm furnished trailer, near  waterfront. Sorry, no dogs.  88b-2887 or 886-9033. t.f.n  2 hdrm trailer on leased pad in  Gibsons. $175.00 per mo. Includes pad rental. 886-7956.     #1  $125. per month includes clean  sleeping room, private entrance,  carport, weekly linen & cleaning.  One employed gentleman. Call  886-7559. #3  Chateau Vista - Beautiful 3 bdrm  suites. Lots of extras. Renl  $300. per month. Friendly  neighbourhood, Port Mellon  Hwy. For info: 886-9352 or  884-5338. 01  I bdrm. Duplex, all electric,  furnished. Avail. Jan 1st. Sorry,  no pets or children. $150. per  month. Sunshine Coast Trailer  Park. 886-9826. t.f.n.  Condominium: Three bedrooms  plus family room, \'/i baths,  carpets, $300. per mo. Call  886-2703. tin  One housekeeping room, and one  sleeping room, lo clean, quiet  adults. 886-7835. 01  far gpnf  New 2 bdrm.. 2 bathrooms, unfurnished home. elcc. heat,  near Post Office and stores in'  Roberts Creek. 885-3388. Hi.  2 bedroom house, unfurnished,  corner Sunshine Coast Hwy and  Gail Road. Avail, immed. $250.'  pernio. 886-7261. Hi  Furnished house. 2 bdrm.. basement, $260. per mo. Ref's rcq.  886-9615. #1  Fully modern 3 bdrm home  in    lower    Gibsons,    carpeted  throughout.     Fireplace.     Avail  immed. $325. per mo.  Modern 2 bdrm. home.  W/W throughout.    Fireplace 4  carport,    located at Grandvicw  and   Chaster.      Avail,   immed.  Rent: $325. per mo.    Heat and  light included.  2 bdrm. apartment  Overlooking Keats Island, lower  Gibsons.      Carpeted,   modern.  $230. per mo.  CENTURY WEST  REAL ESTATE LTD.  885-3271  REDROOFFS AREA  2 BEDROOM HOME  Modest but completely furnished.  CLOSE TO BEACH  Beautiful   sunsets   and   partial  view of the ocean.  AVAILABLE  APRIL 1st - SEPT. 1st.  $300. per month.   Reduced rent '  in   exchange   for   maintenance;  885-3752 Hi  LIVESTOCK  5 year old buckskin quarter- ���  horse. Cheap. Large sows fop'  sale, cut wrapped & frozen, ���  85* Ib. 886-9453, #1  Good local Ladncr Hay for sale.  Call 516-0920. 05.'  HORSE SHOEING  Bob Hopkins  Call 886-9470 eves.  #41  Hay for sale - $1.00 a hale. Mulch  50 cents. 885-9357. tfn  Found  Tintex watch found on Hwy iin  Gibsons by legion, approx. .1 '.  weeks ago. Owner can claim!  by identifying type. 886-2601.  *(!  Cars & Trucks "[  1971 Capri. 1600. runs welffi  good tires, best offer. Phone'  886-9973. #2 I  Wire wheels. British, for Datsuiv.' !  14" Z models, set nf 4. Phone ',  885-3752. 02 ',  '76DATSUNB-2I0 "*  A-l CONDITION  Complete w   radio, side guards,.  rear   window   defroster,   fabric  seats \ carpeted floor.   11.00(1,.  miles.  $2,900.00 or BEST OFFER  885-3752, Hi,  Property     ',[  For handyman or builder.   Grantham's, 2 storey ,v. bsnu.   Prime-  view house.    $23.1X10.    Terms..  886-7891. HI,  FOR SALE BY OWNER  Gibsons waterfront. 4 suiics  each has own entrance, Shows  good return on full price of  $50,000. Call 886-7108. #S  Panoramic View Lot  Large lot in Gibsons on seuer.  Ouiet area of new homes. Walking distance to stores and schools.  Easy building, $17.0(H). Call  88h-'l27(l.    ,.-��..,. 0J  rfJffiV. ,  m  "i-\ :}  ForPr  Before you buy, Inv  own plan.   All mo  up your cash or be  rent and drive awa  Bl  ivate Use or Bus  AUTOVEST  estigate the advantag  nies paid apply to pu  irrowing power?   1st  EXAMPLES  ised on 36 month lease  iiness  as of this rent-to-  chase.   Why tie  and last months  ���  78 F250 pickup  $148 per mo.  Total $5328.  Lease end Price  $2175.  or simply return  77 Econoline Van  $136 per mo.  Total $4896.  Lease end Price  $1975.  or simply return  78C100ChevPU  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Price  $1875.  or simply return  4  78 Camero HT  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  78 Zephyr Sedan  $124 per mo.  Total $4464.  Lease end Price  $1825.  or simply return  78 Dodge Van  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Price  $1875.  or simply return  j  78 Fiesta 3 DR  $99 per mo.  Total $3564.  Lease end Price  $1400.  or simply return  78F1504X4  $155 per mo.  Total $5580.  Lease end Price  $2275.  or simply return  78 Olds Cutlass  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  OLLECT  987-7111  479A  I  i  1  P  P  *  Forfurth  GILLE  North  er Information CALL C  CHAMPAGNE  Belmont Leasing Ltd.  1160 Marine Drive  Vancouver, B.C. DOC  C  {  \  *  *A HELP WANTED  Property       Mobile Homes Pender Ratepayers   Slings (cont'd)  Older home with beautiful view,  3 bedrooms, basement, W/W,  elec. stove, fridge, deep freeze &  garbage burner, double garage &  workshop with own 100 amp service. On cable, sewer, etc.  $37,900. firm. Evenings call  886-2990. 04  MUST BE SEEN!  Completely modern 1,000 sq. ft.,  2 bedroom view home a few steps  from Pebbles Beach on Franklin  Road. Features include a sunken  living room with W/W and  Franklin fireplace, large Crest-  wood kitchen, dining room,  possible 3rd bedroom, large sun-  deck PLUS a 400 sq. ft. fully  insulated workshop/garage.  Immediate occupancy. Appraised  at $42,500. Make an offer!  886-2738. 05  Mobile Homes  "COAST"  885-9979  HOMES  NMI     fWMimi  Complete Selection  of Mobile Homes  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  NEW UNITS  14 x 70 Atco. 3 bdrm, carpet  throughout. Fully furnished  in Colonial decor. Built-in  combination dishwasher,  range with eye-level oven,  built-in buffet with hutch,  14 x 70 Manco, 3 bdrm. plus  den. Fully furnished. Built-in  dishwasher, washer & dryer,  range and fridge. Carpet  throughout. 2-piece ensuite  plumbing.  LAST NEW 12 WIDE  12 i 60, 2 bdrm., carpet In  living room, fully furnished.  Deluxe range, 2-door frost  free fridge. Clearance pricci  $12,900.00 Including tax,  delivery and set up.  USED UNITS  1966 Chickasha 10x50 - 3  bdrm. furnished with 14 x 20  extension. Loads of cup  boards. Set up on large, well  landscaped lot.  1975 12 x 64 Ambassadore.  2 bdrm., fridge & stove  Reduced to 510,900.  24 x 48 double wide, 2 bdrms  plus den, fully carpeted  5 appliances. Large sundeck  two paved driveways.  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR 02, Gibsons, 886-9826  A number to note i  885-3321  WHARF REALTY LTD.  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES  Prime Hotel-Motel site. 2.1  acres fully serviced. Price includes one duplex and 8 cabins.  Ripe for development. Contact  Selkirk Realty Ltd., Box 40,  Nakusp, B.C. VOG IRO. 01  12x64MODULINE  3 Bdrm. DELUXE  2 dr.   f.f.   fridge,   elec.  range, fully furn. & set up  in   Sundance   Court   in  Sechelt.     $11,900.   F.P.  12X48MODULINE  2 Bdrm. DELUXE  2 dr. f.f. fridge, dlx. gas  stove, partially furn,  comb. washer-dryer,  space avail, in Sundance  Court in Sechelt. $6,900.  F.P.  Apply To  COAST MOBILE HOMES  LTD.  Box 966, Sechelt, B.C.  MDL00623A  685-9979  COAST HOMES  Across from  Sechelt Legion  Davei 885-3859  evenings  BUI: 885-2084  evenings  BLANKET BRITISH COLUMBIA  & YUKON CLASSIFIED ADS  1974 International 13 cubic yard  side-loader, hydraulic garbage  packer, airbrakes, stick shift,  5 & 2, mileage 82,000. Completely overhauled. 885-9293 or C/O  Box 24, Coast News, Box 460,  Gibsons, B. C. VON 1VO.  Health Sale: 480 acre ranch,  3 bedroom home. Buildings,  streams; 250 tons of hay. Foir  line machinery. $190,000.00.  Vi cash. Good terms. Apply Box  413,Telkwa,B.C.VOJ2XO.     01  SUPERB SURFER: 24' sedan  cruiser, command bridge and  crew boat models. Factory to  you saves $$$. Surfer Marine,  678 Anderton Road. Comox. B.C.  Phone 339-5733. 01���  MORTGAGE MONEY  Any amount (25 years amortization). 1st mortgage from 10%,  2nd mortgage from 12'/i%.  Residential, commercial, builders  Interim Business Loans. J. D.  Phillips Capital Corporation,  10673 King George Highway,  Surrey. B.C. V3T 2X6, Phone  588-0411 or evenings 585-1603, alt  11. The Community Plan  The Pender Harbour Community Settlement Plan, which will  be a blueprint for the area's  development in the near future,  has been in preparation now for  some 8 months and with its  projected 20,000 population  has been quite roundly criticized for being too boosterish and  pro-development. With its  most consistent critic, Joe Harrison, having been given a clear  mandate in the recent regional  election, the community has indicated that it wants a major  change of direction in the plan.  The new year will probably find  the community plan debate continuing with the shoe on the other  foot, a more conscrver-conscious  plan being advanced and criticism  coming from the development  interests.  Before any further work is  done on the plan however,  Harrison has indicated that he  wants some important technical  questions answered. For instance  Municipal Affairs Minister Hugh  Curtis suggested recently that  Community Plans would be seen  as a first step toward a system  of super-municipalities that will  cover the province as Regional  Districts do now. The minister's  statement was vague and has not  been repeated, but if the possibility exists that voluntarily  drawing up a community plan  is going to hurry Pender Harbour's entry into municipal  government with its bank-breaking rood taxes, then this possibility should certainly be  checked out before proceeding  any further.        Help WanteT  Fleet Truck Supervisor: Newly  formed trucking company requires an experienced person to  manage a fleet of five log hauling  units located in the north central  area of B.C. The individual  chosen will be knowledgeable  about negotiating contracts,  planning maintenance programs  and driver training programs. In  addition, he must be knowledgeable about financial planning,  cost control, supervision of  drivers and maintenance of staff.  Qualifications: A dynamic individual with several years of  managerial experience and log  truck operation. This challenging  postion offers a competitive  salary and relocation expenses.  Send resume c/o Box 106, 808,  207 West Hastings St.. Vancouver, B.C. V6B IH7. #1  Another question that has come  up about the plan concerns  statements made several times  by the District Planning Office  to the effect that once the plans  are proclaimed the District will  receive the power now held by  the Department of Highways  to control subdivisions. The  District has actually had this  power since its inception, but  voluntarily gave it over to the  Highways Department many  years ago because of the expense  required to establish an engineering staff needed to administer  such a power.  The obvious question arising  for now is, will the Regional  District be required to establish  this long-avoided engineering  staff to administer the community plans, and if so, how  much will it raise our taxes?  Hopefully these problems can  be cleared out of the way and  the plan can proceed on schedule.  111. Clinic For Diabetics  The Clinic for diabetics held  December 3 at the Pender Harbour Health Centre was an  unqualified success with participants attending from all corners  of the Peninsula. Directors of  the clinic would like especially  to thank Mrs. Marjorie Black,  dietician of St. Mary's Hospital,  for her generous assistance, and  are looking forward to holding  further clinics in the field of preventative medicine.  Pender  Seniors  Joviality reigned on the evening of December 19 as Pender  Harbour Senior Citizens' Association held its Christmas dinner  and frolic. President Gladys  Brown welcomed the throng of  85 members and guests to their  places at the gaily-decorated  board and Mrs. Elsa Warden  said grace. Generous portions  of turkey and trimmings were  served, piping hot, by caterer  Helen Robertson and her staff.  After the meal was consumed  and cleared away, the entertainment committee (Peg Riley,  Evelyn Olson, Isabel Ralph,  Bill Brown and John Hcidema)  conducted a programme of old-  fashioned parlour games "and  shenanigans. Excitations, bursting of balloons, shrieking, detonations and other harmless  destructions were enjoyed. The  antic spirits of the company  caught fire and were soon sparkling good-humouredly.  Mobile home, 12' x 68', Statesman, 3 bedroom, with all appliances. Set up on lot with care-  taking revenue.     After  6 call  885-3801. 03  12 i 60 Mobile Home, semi-  furnished on Landscaped lot on  North Road. School bus stops  right at driveway, mail box is  close by too. A good price at  $24,700 or make me an offer.  886-9041.  tfn  How to get your message to  290,000 homes? Blanket B.C.I  Just $55.00 will place your 25  word classified ad in all 61 member papers of the B. C. - Yukon  Community Newspaper Assoc.  We handle everything right here.  For more info, call the Coast  News, 886-2622.  TIRED OF RENTING?  Want to buy but cannot afford  im��~  Opportunity Knocks but once  ��� here's your chance!  1,280 sq. ft. brand new, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large  kitchen and living room,  laundry and storage. Full  price: $34,500.  Bank mortgage available on  $1,725. down at $295. per  month. No down payment  required on  credit approval.  Why rent when you can  own your own place?  Located In Gibsons, 2 blocks to schools and shopping  FOR APPOINTMENT: 886-9890  We wish you all a very  Happy and Prosperous New Year.  We look forward  to helping you in any  of your real estate and  insurance needs this coming  year.  Listings wanted  K. BUTLER REALTY  1538 Gdwer Point Rd.   886-2000 or 886-2607  Continued From Page Two  able to exert too much control  over him either.  Well, enough of these bleat-  ings of self-pity. Let's get on  with the business of writing  Slings and Arrows for week one  of 1978. Thousands of words  have already poured themselves  today over poper through my  battered and dying typewriter  ribbon and surely the kindly  folk of the Sunshine Coast will  forgive this somewhat demented  typist wearing dark glasses as  the light fails because his regulars are broken as he hunches  sore-backed for the seventh consecutive hour, forgive him, I  say, if he scales no new heights  of creative originality here. The  poor fellow may not be the best  writer in the world but he Is sure  as hell developing into one of  the fastest ever.  So away, then, with all thoughts of creative originality at  the moment and away, for the  moment, with all thoughts of the  vanished George and on with  the show. Resolutions! Yes,  let's address ourselves to the  dreadful business of New Year  resolutions. If there is a man  alive who has broken more good  resolutions than the editor of  this newspaper, if there is a  man alive whose road is better  paved with good intentions than  he, then I am sure that such a  fellow, or filly for that matter,  has long since given up thinking  of resolutions to make to mark  the New Year. I am nothing if  not a persevcrer, however, and  this year I think I've come up  with a new wrinkle which may  even prove a blessing to fellow  sufferers from chronic broken  resolution fever out there.  The trouble with most resolutions, it appears to me, is  that they arc negative.   Wc re-  i solve not to do this or that; never  'to do that or this ever again.  We steel ourselves pathetically  and we count the time of our successful abstinence usually in  hours and minutes only. This  year I've decided to make positive resolutions only. For example so far in 1978 I've come up  with three principal resolutions  only. More dancing. More  reading. More physical activity.  Modest aims, my friends, modest  aims. Wish me success, please.  Oh, there is one more. I resolve to forgive George Matthews  for everything all year long.  Even if I am driven deranged  and desperate out into the rain  bellowing, "Where's George?"  at the hostile and indifferent  stars, I will forgive him. Excuse  me - I feel an attack coming  on. I'll just go outside. Georgel  GEORGEI WHERE'S GEORGE?  Coast News, January 3,1978.  11.  CAMpbells  FAMILY SHOES and LEATHER GOODS  'IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SECHELT'  Your friendly neighbourhood  drop-off point for Coast News  \}*^  Classified Ads. ~"  tSfc  FLORON  AGENCIES LTD  TO  REAL ESTATE ��� INSURANCE  15S9 Marino Drive, Gibsons  Ron McSavaney John Black  885-3339 886-7316  OFFICE 886-2248  When the games were over,  Alice Haddock sat down to play  all the old-fashioned tunes on the  piano, harking back as far as  "There's a Long, Long Trail  Awinding into the Land of My  Dreams", and people, according  to their pleasure, sang around  the piano or danced in the aisles.  I BUILDING LOTS  ��� Two lots, South Fletcher and School Roads;  ! total price $30,000.00 MLS.  I Three lots on Rosamund Road, suitable lor  | trailers or mobile homes. $10,000.  ! Large lot on Chaster Road. $12,500.00  I Nice building lot, centre ol Gibsons, $12,500.  ��� Lot on secluded side road, Roberts Creek  ! area, close to store, school, etc. $12,000.  ��� Five acres on Highway 101, near Oldershaw  ' Road; has own water and some fruit trees,  I    asking $33,000.  FAB SHOP  10% OFF All Fabrics  Sunnycrest Shopping  Centre 886-2231  Half-acre, gentle slope, nicely treed, creek  borders on property on Lower Road near  Joe Road. Priced at $16,500.  Other lots In various locations, also some  acreage, priced according to location.  MOBILE HOME  12' x 48' with addition 12' x 16' on rented  lot. Asking $8,900.  CHERYL ANN PARK  Close to waterfront with access to beach;  lovely 2bdrm. home with F.P. Dead end road  in quiet area. Priced at only $41,900.  CHERYL ANN PARK  New 3 bdrm. home in area of new homes.  Alum, siding, double glazed windows; carport and F.P. Plenty ol roomy cupboards,  large utility; the whole nicely decorated with  W/W throughout. Priced at only $48,000.  MLS.  ROBERTS CREEK  Ultra modern waterfront homo with 3,000 sq.  It. ol living space designed for luxury living.  Floor to celling windows open onto patio  sundeck, giving complete view ol Georgia  Strait; large attractive garden completely  private; guest cottage and many other extras.  Ask for further details of this choice property.  GOWER POINT  3 bdrms. plus two lull baths; playroom and  laundry room. Large living room and dining  room; faces south with terrific view to Vancouver Island. Large terraced lot. F.P.  $62,600.  'U  LORRIEG1RARD  8/16-7760  4  JONMcRAE  885-3670  CHRIS KANKAINEN  885-3545   ARNE PETTERSEN  886-9793  HOMES  SARGENT ROAD: Custom built home on  ��� lovely landscaped tarrrced view lot.  Fireplaces up and down (heatilators).  Muter bedroom has ensuite. Mahagony  custom cabinets. Full basement with  finished rec room Separate utility room  and a workshop. Carport and cement  driveway. NOW REDUCED TO $61,500.  ^**����**********��  CHASTER ROAD: New home, well built  with full basement Double plumbing,  three bedrooms, fireplaces, wrap around  sundeck Basement partitioned ofl  ready for rooms and plumbing An excellent area with a new school two blocks  away. This Is a real family home Could  be purchased with as low as 5% down  payment. (49,000.  GLASSFORD ROAD: Beautiful well  built Spanish style home In new development area. Marty extras Including arches  throughout, lovely fireplaces up and  down. Extra large master bedroom and  a skylight In master bathroom. W/W  carpeting throughout. Well designed  kitchen with sliding glass doors from  dining area to large sundeck. Full unfinished basement $47,500.  SARGENT ROAD; Lovely three bedroom  home with cozy fireplace on quiet no  through street. One half basement has  finished rec room and utility area and  lots of room for storage. New wall to  wall carpeting and many extra features.  You have to see this home and appreciate  the beautiful view over the fully landscaped yard out to the Harbour and  Keats Island. The large backyard has  a nice garden and many fruit trees. An  excellent-value. $49,900.  DAVIDSON ROAO: Spectacular view  and privacy In Langdale Ridge. Large  three bedroom home has all large rooms.  Fireplace downstairs. Separate carport  allows more room for expansion in the  full basement. Large cedar sundeck and  nwny extra features. Enter by way of  fllcaly treed panhandle driveway to the  ''2 acre you can call home. $54,900.  GRANDVIEW ROAD: Fantastic fully  finished large family home on almost one  acre view lot, Three bedrooms on main  floor plus another finished in basement,  Rec room Is roughed in with plumbing for  wet bar. Two fireplaces, skylights,  special fighting and large sundeck over  double carport. Excellent value. $64,900.  SOUTH FLETCHER: A beautiful view  of Gibsons Harbour is only one of the  many features of this four bedroom  home. Others Include a feature wall  fireplace, hardwood floors, lovely large  kitchen and for Ihe handyman a 16 * 18  workshop. A great value. $39,900  LANGDALE RIDGE: Full basement  1216 square foot home on view lot.  Three large bedrooms Corner fireplace  facing living room and dining room  Also has eating area off the kitchen  Extremely well conslrucled home with  large sundeck and carport An ideal  family home. $52,900  NORTH FLETCHER Three bedroom  home on approximately 80 t 145' lot  The living room and master bedroom  share Ihe beautiful view of Keats, the  Gap, and the Bay area Heatilator fireplace Wrap around sundeck with  wrought Iron railings. Separate garage,  tool shed, nicely landscaped. This home  is an excellent value. $39,900  WEST SECHELT: Lovely waterfront  three bedroom home overlooking Georgia  Strait and the Trail Islands. Tramway to  beach with level building site on lower  level. Extras Include covered front  deck and a sauna. $59,500.  TRAIL BAY: Cozy older type home on  leased waterfront property. Situated in  a peaceful and quiet area with a safe  sandy beach, beautiful view and desirable southwesterly exposure. Large  lot with level landscaped grounds around  Ihe home and a nicely treed bank to the  rear. $15,000.  DAVIS BAY: Mission Point waterfront.  Two small cottages on 60' waterfront  property with a 20' lane along side.  Property is on Tsawcome lease land and  Is prepaid to October 1993. Level to  beach, privacy and spectacular unobstructed view Tenant presently renting  one of the cottages This Is your opportunity to Invest in desirable water-  frontage. $24,900.  SARGENT ROAD: Custom built uniquely designed home. Spectacular view,  landscaped terraced lot In exceptionally  good area. Three bedrooms on main  floor, sunken living room, two fireplaces,  ensuite plumbing off master bedroom.  Full basement, built In bar. If you are  looking for quality built and original  design this Is the home for you. All  appliances Included. $72,900.  NORTH ROAD Fantastic potential  here! 4'/; acres level, mostly cleared  property A truly lovely double wide  24 x 60,1440square fool luxurious mobile  home. Has a buill in wel bar. family  room, huge square bathtub in ensuite  off master bedroom and walk-in close!  Three bedrooms, wall to wall carpel  throughout All Ihls plus a three bod-  room home with acorn fireplace Presently rented for $200.00 per month Make an  appolntmenl lo see ihis today      WOOD  WATERFRONT Sechelt Reserve lease  Large lot approximately 60 ��� 300 Small  ronted cottage on level waterfront lot  Hydro in, water available This is a  very exclusivo prolocled area        $5,750  LOTS  UPLANDS  ROAD      Twuanek Ideal  recreational  lot  in  beauMuiiy wooded  and park like area    Zoned lor traitors  This lot overlooks Sechell Inlet and the  Lamb Island (8 900  ALDERSPRING ROAD. 50' x 150 of  the best garden soil in the heart of  Gibsons. On sewer close to shopping  and Post Office Potential view of the  Bay area  Excellent terms available.  $10,500  SOUTH FLETCHER Al School Road  Two lots ol 40' i 150' each. One lot  has a collage which could be rented  These lots are mostly cleared and ready  tor building A spectacular view of the  entire Bay area and Keats Island is  included in the price of: (27,500  VELVET ROAD: Beautiful view lot in  desirable area Priced well below asses-  sedvalueat: (ii.OOO  WHARF ROAD: Al the corner ol Davidson. With a tittles easy clearing this  lot will be ready lo build on Walking  distance lo the terry Lot Size is B0 >  110'. (12,900  GOWER POINT ROAD 100' of waler-  fronlage, steep but manageable slope  Hydro and water on Ihe esplanade road  217' deep with a completely unimpeded  view to Vancouver island Faces south  west for lots of sunshine (15,900  DAVIDSON ROAD: Fanlasic view Irom  Langdale Ridge. This lot has a small  creek on the very back of the properly  All new homes in this area This lot is  a(u1l2'5thof ansae. (14.900  COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT With  waterlrorit as scarce as il is this double  use lot represents real value (22.000  WEST SECHELT     Walerlront building  lot 60 > 260 overlooking Trail Islands  Adjacent lots have steps lo beach  (23 500  POPLAR LANE Newly completed'  The most convemcnlly located subdlvl.  sion in Gibsons Only 2 blocks from  Shopping centre aid both elemenlary  schools and secondary Level budding  silos with some clearing en a newly  lormwJ CUl-de-Sac These pump lots on  sewer and all services are going fast  Get yours now while iney lasl Priced  from (11.900  HILLCRtST ROAD Only (3,000 down'  Balance by Agreement tor Sale will  purchase one ol these beautiful view lots  at (he end ot a quiet cul-de-sac AH  underground services so there is nothing  lo mar the view Those lols are cleared  and ready to build on The ravine m  front will ensure your privacy These  lots rejireseni e��ceilunt value Priced  frorn(13.900 1o(16 900  SECHELT INLET ESTATES Deluxe  lots with a spectacular view ot Porpoise  Bay Beach facilities, nearby moorage,  water, hydro and telephone al each lot  Only 4Vr miles to the conveniences of  Sechell  ACREAGE  GRANDVIEW ROAD AT 9lh Over '.  acre very private with view House  plans and building permit paid tor and  included m puce Foundalion, floo'  slab and plumping <t\\ ,n tor a 28' x 42'  |1176sq M.buildingl $19,900  ROBERTSCREEK Highway 101 divides  ihis properly diagonally down the centre  Develop t;o'.h sides ol the road Try all  Offers  5 acres (25.000  GIBSONS Park Road Excellent pros-  peels tor the one who holds this potentially commercially ?onod 5 acres Lighlly  cleared, close to shopping centre and  schools (60000  GIBSONS 4 6 lovely secluded wooded I  acres near Soamos Mountain, in rural |  Gibsons  Good holding property (32.000 Coast News, January 3,1978.  Mute testament to the cold weather that introduced the New Year is offered by the ice on,  s,  Cowrie St., Sechelt  JANUARY  CLEARANCE  SALE  OF  SPRING  AND  SUMMER  FABRICS  Offer good til January 31st jy  MS-2725  Gibsons  Harbour on  Monday  morning of this  week.  Activities at Wilson Creek  COftmERciaL,  JriOTiNq  You can be certain you can't buy better  printing...you can only pay more money.  ���:-.  printed envelopes ^\~Jm^J J  t, business cards \af   a^m\tfm^mm  ���:-.  letterheads 88 ^    TO 1  "7  ���/. brochures Vr��� m   ^��f JL m  it booklets  ���:. raffle tickets  ���v admission & membership cards  NO JOB TOO LARGE OR SMALL  Call us on your next printing job and  t join the ��0Af�� fill  list of satisfied customers.  This news column is to let you  know about the various facilities  and activities at Wilson Creek,  and about the upcoming programs for 1978. Under a Canada  Works Grant, there are several  ongoing projects. A park is being  developed in the gravel pit under  the Group Home, wilh paths,  stairs, fencing, and a gazebo.  A combination workshop-garage  is being constructed on the Group  Hume grounds. The Wilson  Creek Scout Hall is being renovated with insulation and carpeting installed, and a new paint  job on the interior. The Community Worker, April Struthers, and  the Family Daycare Co-ordinator,  Donna Shugar; both hired under  the grant, will work out of the  community offices being set up  in the Scout Hall and can be  contacted there.  Programs:  The Wilson Creek Community  Centre,  consisting of [he community hall. Scout hall, the Daycare centre, and the Group Home,  has programs going on presently,  classes conducted by the Fitness  Service, and has a set of newly  organized programs by the community worker lor the New Year.  Here are some of the programs.  Ongoing Programs:  Teen Centre:   Held in the Scout  Hall, music, ping pong, darts,  backgammon,   tea   and   coffee.  Tuesdays     and     Wednesdays,  7:30-9:30 p.m., ages 13 to 19.  Pre-school Library & Story Time:  At   the   Main   Hall,   any   preschoolers on the peninsula may  join.    Costs  $1.00 per family.  3 books for 2 weeks loan.   Bring  your kids 10:00- 11:30 Wednesday mornings.  Community Coffee Party:  On   the   last   Friday   of   every  month, at the Main Hall.   Meet  your neighbours for coffee and  conversation. 10:30 to 1:00 p.m.  Fitness Service:  Aerobic Dance, beginners Monday 9:30 - 10:30, Main Hall.  Advanced, Thursdays 9:30 to  10:30 Main Hall. Yoga, adults  Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.,  second hour optional. Main Hall.  Yoga, teens. Thursday at 4:30,  Scout Hall. By popular request,  Bellydancing is being held in  Roberts Creek. Wilson Creek  people are welcome to attend.  New Programs:  Guitar:   Beginners, all ages.   In  RESOLVED FOR 78  (MCVGN A0T# 6��0Y  HH6-9199  9   We handle I.C.B.C. claims.        lilOU     #�����**������    ��  the Daycare, 7:00 ��� 8:30 Thursday  begins January 19th.  Parenting: How to become an  effective parent. Friday 10:00  to 12:00. Main Hall, begins  January 20th.  Senior Drop In Centre: In the  Main Hall. Friday 2:00 - 4:00.  Senior Citizens are welcome to  drop by for bridge, music, tea  and coffee. The community  library is also open at this time.  Kids Films: Saturday at the  Main Hall. 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Everybody 5-12 years welcome.  Family Sundays: Main Hall.  Sunday afternoon, 2:00 - 4:00.  Bring the whole family for music,  checkers, Scrabble, backgammon  and crib.  Field Trips: In collabcration with  the Fitness Service, trips for  Teens are planned for January.  February and March.  Don't forget the community  Christmas Tree Burning on  January 8th. Main Hall.  For information on any of the  Wilson Creek programs, contact  your community worker at 885-  2309. For daycare information  call the Family Daycare coordinator at 885-2721.  Wildlife  corner  !  to quit picking on Ron, Denis, and the folks at Tideline 'cause    ��  I keep winning and it's not fair to them. J  Wally \  I  by Ian Corrancc  Whales get lonely too.  One winter about seven years  ago I was decking on a fishboat  up Knights Inlet. We were trapping prawns, livctanking them  and then shipping llicm down  twice a week to Vancouver, once  from Kelsey Bay and once from  Minstrel Island, so we were  doing a fair amount of running  An educational quiz -  what do you think?  3.   There are approximately                  words in the  by Dr. Maximllllan Hammerechmidtts, D.OI, Te, LI.  English language.  a) 5.000  b) 10,000  This annual District Didactic/Tutorial (D.D.T.) examination  will be held as follows:  c) 50,000  Teachers - During the next In-Service lecture  d) 100,000  Students ��� Henry'  i Bakery  e 1800.000  f) one million  Time limit: 90 centlminutes.  g) 1.5 million  4. The average person uses                 words.  Answer True or False:  T  F  a)IO  b) 100  1. Most students WANT to learn.  ���  1 i  c)1,000  2.    Education, as a derivative of educe, means to  d) 10,000  'cram in' information.  1 1  1 1  e) 100.000  3.   In B. C. one additional teacher is hired for every  f) 500,000  seven students NOT enrolled  (i.e.  compared with  5. In the space race between the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R.           'y,  previous year).  D  ���  was/were considered the key to supremacy.  4.   In education, comprehension is synonymous with  a) Pavlov's dog  cost.  a  []  b) women astronauts                                                               y>  5. All teachers have had basic training in reading.  1:1  1.1  c) unionized angels  6.  As students, Newton, Churchill and Einstein were  d) education                                                                             :";  considered "too stupid to learn".  D  ���  b. Illiteracy begins in                                                                 '  7. Some curriculum courses are time-fillers.  ���  a  a) kindergarten  8. Some curriculum courses are repeats.  ���  ���  b) Grade 12                                                                        '���;'���  9. There are no "Mickey Mouse" courses.  D  ���  c) Dad's office  10. Every student is an unopened book.  ���  ���  d) the home  11. In England 9 out of 10 teachers say more attention  7.   After three days at school one 5-year-old rushed  should be given to the Three R's.  D  D  home crying, "Mommy, 1 can't go back, it's the first  12. The fourth 'R' is Responsibility.  D  G  time I've been                .  13. Students are not influenced by the general decline  a) sick  in adult standards.  D  ���  b) shouted at  14.  There is little or no difference between relevant  c) bored  research and mindless textbook busywork.  D  a  d) strapped  15. A member of the Finance Minister's staff flunked  Grade 10.  ���  ���  8. After the acquisition of basic skills a student should  16. 80% of those appearing in Juvenile Court have no  a) move on to better things.  severe reading problems.  a  a  b) practice, practice, practice.                                               ..,  17.  One out of every three First Year university stu  c) apply for unemployment benefits.  dents fail English Composition.  u  ���  9. The chemical composition of the world is two parts  18. School administrators should return to teach in the  oxygen, one part nitrogen, and seven parts .  classroom for one term every five years.  ���  a  a) H2S04  19 Schools should be fitted to the market place.  a  D  b)C02                                                                                     .  20.     Schools should be responsible  for providing  clNaCI  "affective nutrient" (love) and therapy.  ���  D  d)BS2  II.  What single subject incorporates all of the follow  10.                     of (Ihe) teachers deserve(s) medals  ing: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic. Phys. Ed., Biology,  not criticism.  Physics?  a)None  III. Complete the following sentences:  b)Tcns  1. The philosophy of education should be  c) Hundreds  a) to produce skilled technicians.  d) Thousands  b) to stress academic excellence.  c)All  c) to equip students with a working knowledge of  ���    ^w  Latin verbs.  Bonus to Grade Five Honour Students:  d) to stress creativity and imagination.  1. Six workers finished a job in eighteen days. In how-  e) to prepare students for the "good life".  many days do nine men complete the same job working  f) none of the above.  as fast?  2.   In a recent survey of university undergraduates  2.    A wholesaler buys cloth at 18'/: cents a metre.               were found to be literate.  How much is he charged for IV4 metres of this cloth?                 ,  a) 2%  3.    A loan carries 4% annual interest.    How many  b)4%  years will it take to earn 42 dollars of interest on 300  c) 10%  dollars worth of loans?  d)50%  (The above is an example of the daily work of Fifth  e)98%  Graders in one country during the 1950's.)  around.  The boat was called the White  Hope, after Max Schmeling.  the boxer. It fished halibut in  the summer and for relaxation  went after prawns in the freezing  cold of the inlets in the winter.  The skipper was a tough old  Dane named Peter Jensen who  had had more heart attacks  than Ike, was on the old age  pension, and was still collecting  family allowance.  We were about half way up  the inlet and it was overcast  and raining. 1 remember that  because there was unly one day  that it didn't rain and it took us  till late in the morning to realize  what was different about the  weather.  Six strings with approximately  40 traps to the string ran along  a fair section of the inlet. A little  ways away from each string was  a live tank suspended about 10  fathoms down, into which we  would deposit the cleaned catch  from the string before. By this  method a large percentage of  the catch would still be alive  when they reached Vancouver.  While picking up this day, we  noticed a whale off in the distance. It was the only one we  had seen in a month and from the  way it came over it was obviously  happy to see something its own  size to play with.  The White Hope was 55 feet  long so we estimated that the  whale was between 35 and 45  feet. At first we were worried  about having our gear damaged  since we didn't know what kind  it was and therefore prawns may  have been its favourite delicacy,  but it seemed to be self sufficient and left our traps alone.  When I said that it was looking  for someone to play with 1 wasn't  kidding. For the next two days  it followed us around. When we  were travelling from one string  to the next, it would come up  alongside and do a comfortable  11 knots so close that you could  reach out and touch it, one of us  was always standing by the roller  watching it watching every move  we made.  Playing follow the leader soon  became too easy a game, so it  changed over to hide and seek.  It would hang around surfacing  occassionally while we were  setting gear, wait till it wasn't  being watched, sound and come  up somewhere we didn't expect  it. The finale was, it would take  off when we were running to  the next set, and give us the  impression that it had tired with  our regular routine. We would  become engrossed in what we  were doing, then out of no where  it would come leaping high out  of the water just off our bow.  fish tail and then crash back  and disappear. This was the  game it enjoyed the most, sometimes doing it two or three times  before going off to hide and wait  for us again.  TO CUSTOMERS  AND FRIENDS  m  NEW  YEAR  ���I v  Here's to that  welcome arrival, the New Year  anil it's lirijr,ht promise  of better things to come!  FROM THE DIRECTORS  & STAFF  of Port Mellon Industries Credit Union  HELLO  Hope your New Yeor  Is filled with dear  friends, health and  many happy moments.  NEW YEAR'S  GREETINGS  From Bobbi & Forda  at  peninsula  travel  886-9755  I'm not sure what kind of whale  it was, but it certainly was the  high point of the trip and even  made me momentarily forget that  someone had stolen my fingers  and replaced them with frozen  Over the holiday season, what  may have been trumpeter swans  were seen al Halfmoon Bay, by  Pixie Daly and John Hamilton.  According to Pixie there is  an adult in Sargents Bay and an  immature one round by the Half-  moon bay store. She wasn't  able to get close enough to see  if there was a red streak on the  lower part of the bill, but John  described it as being the biggest  bird he has seen in this area.  The adult Trumpeter is the  largest swan we get in this area,  a good nine inches longer than  the Whistling Swan which is the  only other one with a black bill,  so the chances are pretty good  that it is a Trumpeter.  Jo Hammond phoned me up  last week to tell me that she  had just seen a sea lion off  Soames Point. There have been  a dozen of them around behind  Keats on Woolcome Island for  the past month, but this was the  first time she had seen one  this close in. She also mentioned  that at the Vandcrhom's there  was a hummingbird still hanging  around, hope il doesn't stay  around too much longer, it's  getting a wee touch chilly outside, and finally. Jo said that a  whale had been spotted in Howe  Sound.  I got a bit of disturbing news  from a person living down at  Gibsons wharf.   Seemingly there  are a few kids hanging around  with sling shots - probably Christmas presents - it is to be hoped  that they don't intend to use  them on the birds as they have  a hard enough time of it in the  wintcrasitis.  If they arc going to do a bjt.of  hunting with them, then 1 "can  only hope that their parents buy  them a pair of jeans with a target  on the backside for next Christmas.  Nutrition  Question: I have a great deal of  difficulty getting my family, to  eat breakfast and 1 wondered if  it would be possible to pack their  breakfasts to take with them?  Answer: Skipping breakfast can  impair your health, upset your  disposition and lower your vitality. Packing a breakfast your  children can take with them is a  very sensible idea. The pocket  breakfast could include fresh  fruit such as an orange, strawberries, grapes, or raisins; some  bread, fruit bread, muffins, date  loaf, or graham crackers: and a  protein source such as a piece of  cheese or a spread on the bread,  e.g., cheese spread or peanut  butter. Pocket breakfasts do require some preplanning but can  got a long way towards supplying the energy needs of active  people.  FAB SHOP  10% OFF All Fabrics  Sunnycrest Shopping  Centre 886-2231  Smorgasbord  pleases all.  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