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 gg|J& M Sunshine  ^\Q\\ \H& Published at Gibsons, B.C. Serving the Sunshine  V#V  *A _.,y naSLIl 15�� per copy on newsstands     Volume 31, Number 4  January 24,1978  ftgg��-i;-BS3BMUiiwiiiaiiaiiiii mm i rarearag.  B.C. Hydro takes a roasting  Ever eager photographer Ian Corrancc was lounging in his house on his day off last week reading  a book and forgetting the world for while when  the sound of a circling helicopter drew his attention.   Reluctantly, but sensing a news story he  set off in pursuit. He finally found the mechanical bird parked at the Sunnycrest Mall and inside  he found the crew. They had just dropped  in to have lunch. Corrancc went back to his book  but not before he took this picture.  '  Water, School costs head Gibsons meet  by George Cooper  The Water Improvement Loan  by-law was formally adopted  by Council at its meeting January  17. Interested spectators were  five or six of the Gibsons volunteer firemen . "We would have  been very uneasy if it hadn't  passed," said one fireman after  the meeting. And what makes  them   feel   more   confident   as  Police news  Ken's Lucky Dollar was broken  into twice last week, on the 18th  and 20th of January. On the first  occasion the thieves took several  packages of cigarettes and cigars,  as well as $50.00 in change and  gloves and socks.  Two days later in the second  incident 50 cartons of cigarettes, 12 Timex watches and other  items were taken. The Gibsons  detachment of the RCMP have  investigated both incidents and  charges against suspects are  expected to be laid soon.  Wally Langdale of Gibsons also  reported a break-in at his resi  dence. The incident took place  early on the morning of January  18th. The inside of the Langdale  home was completely ransacked  and clothes and other articles  stolen. The matter is still under  investigation and there are sus  pects. In other police news last  week the Gibsons police station  was vandalized when a rock  was thrown through the window  at 2.00 a.m. on January 15th.  There are suspects.  firefighters is that the by-law  gives the go-ahead to the building  of the new reservoir on the Village's 20-acrc water lot north  of the junction of Reed and Henry  Roads. This will give almost  four times the pressure than there  is now in the mains and at the  fire hydrants. At an elevation  of 700 feet and a capacity of  250.000 gallons this new Zone  3 and the dug-out pond above  RccVRoad provide ample storage  for twice the present population  of Gibsons. Further sources of  water, il is conjectured, will be  available when more wells are  drilled in lower Gibsons. The  contract for the new reservoir,  which will look like a squat  concrete silo, will be awarded to  L & A Equipment of Squamish.  Theirs was the low bid at $96,188.  As a comparison in capacity, the  Regional District's wooden tank  situated on the road allowance  north of the junction of Payne and  Reed Roads holds 30.000 gallons.  School costs  The deputy minister of education has sent the Council a table  of school costs in this district  over the past four years as well  as the projected costs of 1978  as shown in the provisional  budget. 1978's total budget  cost is more than double 1973's.  1978's budget is almost six million dollars for 2,472 students.  Over the five-year period 1973  to 1978 the number of school  students has increased by   149  (in 1973 there were 2,323. in  1978. 2,472). The number of  teachers has increased by 36.9  and has reached a ratio in 1978  of one teacher for every 16.9  students. Salaries to administer  the business of the school district are almost double the 1973  costs. Education administration  costs are almost three and one  half times the 1973 figure. School  clerical cost has expanded from  554,270 to $177,588, for 1978.  The calamitous effects of inflation in school costs have always  been borne in greater part by the  community rather than the province. The tune the local taxpayer dances to is the paying of  80% to 85"!, of the cost of schooling in the district. A union of  B.C. Municipalities circular  foresees a 19% increase in taxes  for   school   purposes   in    1978.  Amendments  Some zoning amendments have  now come into force with the final  reading of By-law Mil. The  Comprehensive Development  Area - - called by some, Gibsons'  twilight zone - - placed what  amounts to a freeze on the use of  the land. Now certain parcels of  land in the CDA have been rezoned to permit the building of  specified retail outlets and  offices. Lower Gibsons will  benefit from this re-zoning  since off-street parking and loading arc no longer required in the  case of the properties listed in  Section 5 of the by-law. Buildings  At the Sechelt Council  Preparations for this year's  Timber Days arc well underway.  Sechelt Council was informed  last week that Mr. Chrismas  would be available to serve  on the committee, however  more volunteers arc needed,  including that of a chairman.  Several requests were also received for booth space, the clerk  Mr. Wood was instructed to  answer all the requests.  Mr. Vucurevich and several  neighbours on Dolphin Street  petitioned council requesting  that a solution be found to the  drainage problems they were  experiencing in that area. Vucurevich explained that while  the system was adequate for  their properties, run off from the  surrounding area could not  be handled, and asked if there  was anything left over from  last year's budget which could  be used to alleviate the problem,  as this would save the trouble and  time of going to referendum.  Council agreed that although  the budget had been used up  this was a priority matter, which  affected the whole area. Two  solutions could be found, one  being short term and the second  being a permanent remedy.  There was some disagreement  between Alderman Jorgcnscn  who felt that it may be necessary  to go to referendum and Alderman Thompson who thought  that it would not be required  to do so. Mr. Vucurevich left  with Council's assurance that  everything would be done to find  a solution to the problem this  year.  In a previous meeting the  members of Council had been  asked to submit their views on  the neighbourhood pub concept.  Alderman Thompson's opinion  at last week's meeting was that  he was not qualified to answer  the question intelligently, while  Alderman Jorgensen felt that he  was and didn't want one. Mayor  Nelson was under the impression  that a neighbourhood pub was  a place that people could walk  to, and felt that this would not  be the ease in Sechelt, and it  was tailored more for a larger  community.  The condition of the road to  the Arena was again brought  up by Alderman Thompson in  his committee report. As it  turned out, laying gravel in the  worst areas had not been sufficient and a long term answer  should be found.  The Clerk was instructed to  ask Mr. Killam fot plans for his  extension over his lumber yard.  When this is received a special  meeting will be arranged open  to all concerned parties. He  twas also asked to contact Glen-  mont Holdings regarding the debris left by them in the lagoon  area.  There is still a holdup in the  lease arrangements for the Arts  Council pending further details  and confirmation of the forthcoming grants.  Alderman Jorgensen was  appointed as Alderman Thompson's alternate to the Regional:  Board. The Regional Board  will be advised accordingly.  must be one story on minimum  site lots of 2.500 square  feet.  Restaurants and clubs are among  those enterprises  prohibited   in '  this new zone.  Amongst other items in council  business was a letter from J.G.  C'allan. Ministry of Municipal  Affairs, giving his opinion that  council is obligated under the  Act to issue a licence to the  M.W.Rigby Wrecking and Storage Company as a non-conform- *���  ing business. Council learned  that a permit had been granted to  Harvey McCrakcn to operate  a photo studio in his home on  Franklin Road. Council voted  to renew the lease on the Government Wharf for another three  years.  Travelodge  To counter school board objections to his Coastline Motor  Hotel, Sydney Heal presented  a brief to the Planning Committee  on January 16. His brief stated  that police reports of accidents  in the Gibsons district - 56  causirg injury in 1976 and 37  in 1977 - occurred in greater  part on the highway west of the  Village towards Roberts Creek  and that only one of these happened within 500 feet of the  hotel. Heal said that West Vancouver police slate most of the  road accidents in their district  occur on the Upper Levels  Highway, and next to none near  liquor outlets. Don Douglas,  school board chairman, states  the school board was asked by  Liquor Control for an opinion  only on the matter and consequently their letter simply stales  that by a 4 to 3 vote the Board  objects lo the issuance of a  liquor licence to Ihe (proposed!  motel on the site proposed.  Regional  Council received a reply from  Municipal Affairs concerning  Official Regional Plans and Gibsons' part in them. "A regional  plan," the Idler stales, "means a  general scheme without detail  for the projected uses of land  within Ihe regional district including the location of major  highways....it is normal procedure....to obtain public input by meetings....if the Regional  Board includes Gibsons in the  plan area, abstention from participation in a study would not  be in Ihe best interests of the  municipality     (viz     Gibsons)."  The glistening white Hag above  the village hall signals the Captain Cook bi-cenlennial year.  Local festivities using this  historical motif can be helped  by a grant of 20C per head from  the     Hon.    Grace     McCarthy.  Approximately two hundred and fifty people packed themselves into Madeira Park Community Hall on Saturday, January  21, to make their views known to the representatives of B.C.  Hydro about the proposed power line running from Cheekeye  near Squamish to Dunsmuir on Vancouver Island. The meeting  was chaired by Area "A" Regional Board director Joe Harrison and was attended by six officers of B.C.Hydro.  Seventeen briefs were represented to the Hydro officials  including a policy statement from the N.D.P. caucus which  MLA Don Lockstead delivered. In addition the presentation  of the briefs was followed by a lively question and answer  period. The briefs came from a wide assortment of people  from Lasqueti and Jcdediah Islands as well as residents of the  Sunshine Coast and were virtually unanimous in their condemnation of the projected power line and B.C.Hydro policies  generally.  The meeting got under way at in the area of French Creek.  2:05 p.m. and the first speaker "It is Hydro's responsibility to  was Ron Kujala, Community demonstrate to the people ol  Relations Officer for B.C.Hydro B.C. that their load projections  whose task it was to introduce arc accurate." Monahan pointed  the Hydro representatives to out that conservation was a  the meeting. Kujala digressed source of energy that Hydro had  from his appointed task to the entirely overlooked. "It is far  extent of stressing to the gather- cheaper to achieve energy by  ing that the purpose of the meet- conservation than it is by ex-  ing was to resolve route problems pansion," said Monahan, and  and not, as he said, "To discuss added that according to the  the philosophy that you think Science Council of Canada  Hydro should be operating 50% of the energy developed is  under." Kujala's opinion about wasted. "Conservation reduces  the purpose of the meeting load demand and it is B.C.  seemed to carry little weight as Hydro's responsibility to insti-  spcaker after speaker rose with tute conservation policies. It  thoughtful, well-prepared briefs should not start development  and seemed to feel no restric- until it can demonstrate to an  tions about what they should impartial body, the Energy Combe saying whether it was in ac- mission or to Cabinet that the  cord with Kujala's preconceptions expansion is necessary."  or not. In particular, Lyle Forbes Other key features that the  was scathing in his denuncia- Beak Report also seemed to be  tions of the arrogance of the unaware of included the park  power corporation. "Thai man," being developed at Kleindale  said Forbes pointing to Kujala, by Pender Harbour Lions Club  "is not the chairman of this and also the Lyons Lake water-  meeting. Who is he to tell us shed which is slated for develop-  what we are here to talk about?" ment as a water source for the  . Bill Ellis of the Hydro Systems Sunshine Coast. Lloyd Davis of  Planning division was the first the Pender Harbour Property  speaker after Kujala to have the Owners' pointed out in this  floor and he outlined the reasons regard that it was perhaps  Hbat Hydro had for the project. Hydro's intention to continue to  Ellis said that power was rieedeoT spray toxic defoliants on their  on Vancouver Island and there right of ways that had done  were two possible means of pro- as much as anything to cause the  vtding it. It could be generated unanimous opposition they were  on the Island itself by thermal meeting. The Beak Report took  generation using the large coal  deposits available there or it  could be transmitted from the  mainland. "Thermal generation  is very expensive," said Ellis.  "We want to do what is feasible economically."  no cognizance of the strong  social opposition to the spraying  program and seemed unaware  that the line proposed would  cross by a water supply area  wilh the consequent spraying  contaminating  the  water  Woodsworth  One of Ihe more moving  presentations was made by Bruce  Woodsworth of Middle Point  who had a heart attack eight days  previously but insisted on being  in attendance to present his  brief. Woodsworth, son of  CCF founder J.S.Woodsworth,  was an engineer in charge of  the Peace River Dam and in a  reasoned address he pointed out  that B.C.Hydro is a public  servant. "It has to heed the  wishes of the people," said  Woodsworth. Woodsworth  pointed out that already 45*  on every dollar wc pay Hydro  goes to pay off debt charges  already incurred. "B.C. Hydro."  said Woodsworth. "provides  11% of this province's energy  but has 69% of the province's  debt." He pointed out that much  of the difficulty was that the users  of most electricity payed Ihe  lower rates and there was therefore little incentive for them to  conserve power. The people  using the power should be paying for it," said Woodsworth.  Woodsworth also questioned the  nature of progress. "B.C.  Hydro should bear in mind that  those of us who live here want  to continue lo enjoy the wild and  rugged vistas of the area.''  Tri-lateral  Peter Light of Storm Bay also  touched on the quuestion of so-  called progress. "I am sorry for  these people here," said Light,  indicating the Hydro representatives. "They have a feeling  that if they can get a little more  money, another power line, another factory, they'll get peace  of mind. It's a sad mistake."  light also raised Ihe spectre of  the Tri-Lateral Commission, the  economic organization whose  membership consists largely of  the top echelon ol the multinational business corporations.  In echoing a point made by  many speakers lhal the amount of  power being transmitted seemed  far in excess of any requirements  foreseeable on Vancouver Island  as il is at present. Light said that  he had heard rumours that the  power was intended for Japanese  steel mills forced out of Japan  because of their inability or  unwillingness to meet increasingly stringent pollution controls  in Japan. Light pointed out that  the Japanese were w-ell represented on the Tri-Lateral Commission and that Hydro Chiel  B> b Bonner was also a member.  Action  A speaker near Ihe end ol  the meeting made the observations that in terms of aesthetics  B.C.Hydro had given us the devastation of the Arrow Lakes  among other things: that in  terms of cost they had given us  the Columbia Dam for which  we would be paying for many  years yet after il proved many  times costlier than Hydro had  predicted; and on the subject  of the arrogance of the power  corporation he observed that  C.W.Nash. General Manager.  had indicated Hydro's intention  to go ahead with the power  transmission lo Vancouver Island no matter what and that  that attitude had been reiterated by Bill Ellis at that very  meeting. "You say you're going  to gct the job done. The only  answer is political action. We're  going to throw those bastards  in Victoria out if they're nol  going lo put you people in your  place."  At the close of Ihe meeting  it was revealed thai cable manufacturers were already offering  bids for the Hydro project.  Consulting  nrm  hit  Throughout the briefs that  were presented one common  note that was sounded again  and again was a resentment and  a distrust of the report from the  Beak Consulting firm upon which  Hydro is basing its actions.  Ivo Cargnclle of the Sakinaw  Lake Property Owners Association, across which an aerial crossing by the power line is planned  in Hydro's favoured route, said  "Hydro has been very poorly  served by Beak Consultants,  who were unaware that Sakinaw  was a wilderness park. They did  their research in a Vancouver  office. There was no consultation with knowledgeable locals.  Their field research consisted of  10 hours in a helicopter from  Cheekeye to Cape Cockburn on  Nelson Island. Wc feel that  Hydro asked Beak Consultants  to take and prepare a whitewash  report to justify the chosen  route," said Cargnclle.  This observalion brought a  quick denial from Systems Planning Officer Ellis who went on  to say that the B.C.Energy  Commission is doing studies.  However Ellis added, "We  are responsible. We cannot  wait for the Enc-gy Commission.  We are acting under the Hydro  Act."  The condemnation of the Beak  Report was taken up by Kevin  Monahan of Lasquc" Island.  Monahan pointed out that in  addition to their apparent una-  warcness that Sakinaw Lake was  a wilderness reserve, the Report  also seemed unaware that Lasqueti Island was an ecological  reserve and that their knowledge  of herring spawning areas which  might be affected by the line  was also inrnmntetc in narticubr  Tvoof the Hydro officials present at the Public Meeting in Madeira Park are shown here  lilening to briefs presented by locals. On the left is Bill Kllis of Systems Management  wttt Community Relations Officer Ron Kujala on the right.  Lockstead takes a position  by Don lockstead  Construction of the Cheekcye-  Vancouver Island power line is  a very serious matter, environmentally and economically ��� more  serious, I am afraid, than the  present management of B.C.  Hydro is able to appreciate.  Ihis is shown by the fact Ihat  Hydro has been unwilling to  address certain questions put to  them by citizens, questions  that should have been answered  long before the proposal got this  far.  First of all. why is this power  line needed? I do not believe  the public has been convinced  that there is presently the need  for the amount of energy that  will be carried on this line by  industry on Vancouver Island.  If so, let's sec the market analysis.  What about the present energy  use on Vancouver Island? Is  it not true that the nine major  users on the Island use up 50  nrrrent of the present suonlv?  I believe lhal is so. There should.  in my opinion and in the opinion  of many others, be encouragements to these users to find  alternate energy sources, such  as wood wasle. One encouragement would be to increase Ihe  cost of electricity. Indeed, the  argument is well taken by those  who say the whole rate schedule  should be changed to discourage  rather than encourage heavy  energy use.  Then there are the questions  of energy being generated on  Vancouver Island. What has  Hydro done about the options  on the Suquash coal deposits  in northern Vancouver Island?  There is a source of energy and  jobs too on Vancouver Island  which would make construction  of this power line unnecessary.  Indeed, I do not believe there  has been much consideration of  alternatives all through the planning stages of the Cheekeye*  v"m 'mower line.  Por Ihat reason. I call upon  the government and Hydro in  put off this decision for at least  luo years. In the meantime.  a hill environmental impact study  should be undertaken, one ihat  satisfies the concerns of local  residents. In that lime also the  possibility of developing other  energy sources for Vancouver  Island's need should be fully  explored - and this lime wilh a  little imagination, a Utile 21st  Century thinking for a change.  It is clear that Vancouver  Island will not need ihe quantity  of power envisaged in this construction proposal for many years  in the future. In Ihe meantime.  Hydro should (\o a little more  homework.  lockstead said lhal he will be  presenting his views officially to  the minister responsible. Jack  Davis, and to B.C. Hydro as well  as raising Ihe matter in the legislature.  Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Coast News, January 24,1978.  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 lor six months.  Canada except B.C. $15.00 per year.  United States and Foreign $20.00 per year.  ��"  That Hydro meeting  What can be said on the heels of that  truly remarkable meeting with B.C.  Hydro officials which took place in Madeira Park on Saturday. There were  some predictable ingredients. Anyone  present, for instance, who doubted the  arrogance of the power corporation  must have had their eyes opened when  the gentleman from Hydro ironically  called the Community Relations Officer  prefaced the meeting, though not in the  chair, by attempting to tell the people  what they were allowed to talk about.  He was justifiably ignored. Then we  had the Systems Management man  who told us calmly that Hydro had the  right to do it under the Hydro Act and  that they were going to do it whatever  the people thought and without reference to the Energy Commission to see  if it was needed because Hydro didn't  want to wait for that decision. The  capper, of course, after some three  hours of eloquent and reasoned denunciation of the whole concept came  when almost as an afterthought we  were told by officials of the almighty  corporation that bids for the cable were  already being accepted.  Infuriating, perhaps, but definitely  predictable. What was not predictable  was the degree of accord evinced by the  public. The social spectrum represented  at the meeting was fairly complete.  Virtually all types and groups, social  or age, had their representative and from  all the different points of the social  compass came presentation of briefs  which were reasoned and researched  and a credit to all concerned. The highly  paid experts could do little but let the  tides of thought and feeling wash over  them. It was a meeting which went a  long way towards restoring one's faith  in democracy and a display of rare accord from the citizens of this eccentric  and individualistic coast.  From this vantage point it appeared  that amidst the general excellence there  were two highlights. There was Bruce  Woodsworth eight days after a  heart  attack speaking for social justice in the  finest tradition of old J.S. himself.  And following immediately on that  there was Lyle Forbes who laced into  the smug complacency of the Hydro  officials with high energy and great  good humour. His closing salvo deserves to be shared. "When 1 was ten  years old," said Lyle, "the neighbour  asked mc to take her heifer to the bull  to be serviced. I did, and she got serviced. It was an important experience  in my life. Now when Hydro says they're  going to service us I know exactly what  they mean."  We did ourselves proud on Saturday  afternoon, neighbours. Sure, I know  it's unlikely that Hydro will listen. They  never have before. But we can keep  telling them in as many ways as we  can. Don Lockstead is going to keep  telling them in as many ways as he can.  And, despite what the man said, perhaps  we should keep telling them about what  we think of their growth at any price  policies and the astronomical debts  they have run up that we are all going  to have to pay. Maybe we should be  instructing our elected representatives  to bring the runaway giant to heel.  Maybe we should insist that some attempt at conserving the 50% energy  waste should be made before we let  the Hydro engineers play with their  expensive toys in another giant and  unnecessary project.  Perhaps the Regional Board could  take the initiative towards organizing  other meetings in the Sechelt and Gibsons area and let the people there have  something to say. And for those of you  who take matters of ecology still with a  grain of salt, it may be that you are not  too happy about excessive and wasteful government spending. Bear in mind  the point Bruce Woodsworth made at  Saturday's meeting. While supplying  11 % of the energy needs of this province  the busy boys at Hydro have rolled up  69% of the provincial debt and propose  some more.  Ambulance  There has been some controversy  sparked in Sechelt recently because of  an alleged delay in ambulance response  to the accident which saw Sechelt man  D'Arcy Tait suffer a broken neck. The  accident took place in the early morning  of January 14th. At the time of the accident the police were in pursuit of the  Tait vehicle.  The Coast News in an endeavour to  throw some light on the matter has  ascertained the following:  upon establishing that the driver of the  car was unconscious and injured at the  side of the road the police, who were on  the scene immediately radioed to Vancouver. The print out in Vancouver  records that report of the accident was  received there at 1:22 a.m.  The established routine is for Vancouver to relay the details of the emer  gency to Sun Dispatch in Davis Bay  who then alert the ambulance drivers  on duty. On the night of Tait's accident  the ambulance men on duty were shift  partners who live in Halfmoon Bay.  They were contacted at home in bed  at 1:30 a.m. and thirteen minutes later - 1:43 a.m. - were dressed and at  the scene of the accident. Because of  Tait's broken neck they had to put a  back board on him at the scene but still  delivered him to the hospital at 1:58 a.m.  It is apparent that the ambulance  drivers responded with remarkable  rapidity and efficiency.  When it is remembered that the ambulance drivers are largely a volunteer  group it is even more creditable and  re-assuring and the communities of  the Sunshine Coast arc fortunate to be  so well served.  from the files of Coast News  *l|��|gte��|gi |  5 YEARS AGO  Gibsons council will seek information  on the possibilities of a debris clean-up  in coastal waters.  The Driftwood Players present "An-  droclcsand the Lion".  10 YEARS AGO  At   the  Twilight:     Julie   Andrews,  Marc Von Sydow and Richard  Harris  in James A. Michencr's Hawaii.  15 YEARS AGO  There arc now 3,952 books in the  Gibsons Public Library.  Gibsons and District Chamber of  Commerce decided at their last annual  meeting to make improvements on  Gibsons Harbour. Aiso at that meeting,  Les Peterson, author of The Gibson's  Landing Story, spoke on the use of  historical aspects as a tourist attraction.  20 YEARS AGO  Commissioner  C.   P.   Ballentinc   as  vice-chairman of the Centennial Committee for Gibsons district,  presented  the Village Commission with a TA foot  Centennial flag to be down on special  occasions.  25 YEARS AGO  At Gibsons Electric (phone Gibsons 45)  Table lamps, $4.95, Bridge lamps,  $12,00, Twilight, $19,95, Smoker Stands  $9.95 to $11.95. Assorted dresser lamps  and pin-ups.  In the Classifieds: Five acres of flat  land, fenced, 2 wells, near Granthams,  Creek water piped to a 4 room house,  vermin-proofed and insulated. Root-  house, woodshed. $1,750. with $800.  cash and terms.  30 YEARS AGO  Public opinion is apparently unanimous  on the question of a centrally located  modern hotel being necessary for this  end of the Peninsula but the vote is  split on a licenced hotel. With the  recent updating of of Gibsons' voters  list, the proportionate division of opinion  will decide whether the needed hotel  becomes an actuality this summer.  Gibson's Landing, 1928. The ladies posed here and other members  of the Howe Sound Women's Institute for years devoted their efforts  to the provision ofa community hall. By 1931, with the help of money  made available by a public-spirited member, the Women's Institute  took the plunge, despite onset of the Great Depression. Much of  the labor involved in the building was contributed gratis by local  residents, and not a penny was added to the tax roll for cost of construction. The W. I, Hall had stage, dressing room, and kitchen  facilities, and one of the first Delco electric generating systems in  the community. For more than twenty years it served the district as  a center for public dances, dramatic presentations, concerts, basketball, badminton, fall fairs, and meetings. To date it has served  another twenty as School District #46 Maintenance Center. Among  the members pictured here, during an annual picnic, photographer  Helen McCall is seated extreme right, her hand surreptitiously  holding a cord running to her tripod camera. Photo courtesy Elphinstone Pioneer Museum.  L. R. Peterson  m  ���^4--*&m��>*  !  w  ^Baaaatmvr^mm:^^'-- i  Musings  John Burnside  ^ Slings & Arrows  George Matthews  On the heels of some fairly  bleak musings last week 1 addressed myself to my task on this  occasion determined to take a  somewhat more light-hearted  stance. After all, as a poet of  my long acquaintance once wrote  "The world must be laughed in,  or lost", and I conscientiously .  try to accentuate the positive  wherever lean.  My sound resolutions were  somewhat shaken by two disparate factors which came to my  attention shortly after arriving  at the office, however. First  friend Corrancc drew to our  attention the headline story in  Friday's Province about the  massive pollution which has taken  place in the Port Hardy area from  the tailings from Island Copper  Mine and then I went to the  toilet and came across what must  be the millionth spider I've met  sitting helpless and motionless  in the wash basin.  It's a situation which has  always affected me. I basically  can't stand spiders. When I  was young I used to watch in  horrified fascination as they  systematically bound up their  prey and then sucked the juices  from them till only the dried  husk was left. Visions of being  chased by giant spiders haunted  my wilder and more morbid  fantasies. So it is no particular  empathy for spiders that has  made mc time and time again  maneouver them out of their  enamelled prison. And I don't  always do it. Sometimes 1 am  moved to an irrational hostility  and 1 steel myself and callously  wash them down, down into the  slinking blackness, though I try  to keep such acts to a civilized  minimum.  So I am no automatic friend  of spiders, even although one of  their kind is reputed lo have  taught Robert the Bruce of Scotland a valuable lesson in tcnagty  and optimism at a key juncture  in my country's history. But  somehow when 1 meet one of  those marvellously adept creatures trapped in bathtub or wash  basin I am strongly moved. All  those incredible skills with which  it can spin its way through  space or run with case on hairy  legs up perpendicular walls  rendered helpless by the manufactured smoothness of enamel.  It has always seemed to me a  most distressing symbol.  And what leads them again  and again to this predicament?  Here in the wet rainforests of  British Columbia wc arc forever  meeting them in our bathtubs,  crouched, motionless, and hopeless. What leads them there  time after time? It can only be  over-confidence, if such a term  can be properly applied to  insects. It must be ihat the  spider, in full confidence of its  incredible powers in matters of  motion, launches itself over the  edge of the tub or basin and  only when it has done so does  it find that all its skills are as  nothing before shiny, man-made  enamel cliffs amongst which it  finds itself. Have you watched  them as, goaded by fresh panic,  they make a desperate assault  on the walls of their prison only  to fall helplessly back from half  way up? They never escape by  their own efforts to my knowledge. It is a mystery and a  challenge for which nature could  not prepare them, has not prepared them, will not prepare  them. Enamel bathtubs are an  alien clement in the spider's  habitat in the confines of which  the multi-talented spider can  only crouch and wait to die.  Now at this point in my mean-  derings I must myself try to  construct, and with what grace  I can muster, cross the flimsiest  of philosophic man-made bridges  and get back somehow to the  other incident of the morning  that set me rambling in this  fashion in the first place. I have  no wish to strike a note of shrill  and hectoring indignation here.  There arc few stances less attractive than that of shrill righteousness.  The facts in the case are becoming distressingly familiar.  Utah Mines Ltd. began operation  only six years ago and predicted  that their tailings would spread  over only two kilometres of  Rupert Sound and be confined  100 metres below the surface.  Instead the 80 million Ions of  tailings has spread fifteen kilometres down Rupert Sound,  another ten kilometres up the  adjoining Hnlbcrg Sound and  are making inroads into Quatsino  Sound. The waters, once crystal  clear, now afford only about  twenty inches of visibility. The  local Indians can no longer fish  them; the salmon run is seriously  depleted and in danger of being  wiped out. The man who is designated the environment management officer says, "The situation  is a complicated technical matter  and an argument between  scientists."  For a brief, brief season as  the age of the world is measured  western man considered himself  the master of his natural environment on the heels of the industrial  revolution. Just a decade or so  ago words such as "pollution"  and "ecology" became familiars  in the vocabulary of the times.  From the beginning, those expressing concern have been dismissed as kooks and eccentrics  and the combined forces of industry and government have  spent much time and energy  deriding the "ecology freaks"  and downplaying their concerns.  And yet with frightening rapidity  we are becoming aware thai the  situation is very, very serious.  The list of possible dangers  grows almost daily, it would  seem, and into our consciousness,  creeping towards re-emergence,  is the old awareness that we are  not the masters of our environment. At best we can and must  be its caretakers. Gradually wc  are becoming aware again how  delicate is the thin envelope of  the elements that make our life  possible. We are learning,  hopefully fast enough - though  this is by no means certain,  that the technological and industrial forces that we have let  loose must be harnessed and  controlled before wc irreparably  damage - the delicate environmental fabric that sustains us.  It is not, as the man on Vancouver Island said, "...a complicated technical matter and an  argument between scientists."  The question of the care of the  environment has become nothing  more nor less than a confrontation  between the forces of life and  death with mankind's future in  the balance.  It is possible that man's over-  confidence has lowered him, too,  down over manufactured cliffs  from which he cannot escape.  Before the omnipresent and encroaching forces which now  threaten the life of our species,  it has come to question whether  marvellously adaptable and resourceful man of the sometimes  soaring intellect must now, like  the spider in Ihe wash basin,  crouch and wait to die. II may  well be the issue which will  finally unite mankind into the  brotherhood of the common kind  or forever make our disunity  irrelevant.  It is a sad commentary, (albeit  a symbolic one) on the state of  contemporary society, when you  have to turn to page twelve of  your daily newspaper to find a  half decent story. Last week,  hidden away in this unlikely  place, were two significant  items which said more about  the economic and moral climate  of the world than anything you'd  find on page one.  The first item concerned our  trans-Pacific cousins, the Japanese. It seems that our inscrutable  neighbours have yet again beaten  their competitors to the punch  by copying a design already in  use. Ever since the emergence  of Japan as a world trading  power, the wily Orientals have  consistently beaten the West  at its own game. They copied  Western armaments, Western  governments, Western ships,  Western machines, Western  toys, Western cameras and  Western cars and have been so  successful as to become one of  the great exporters of the world.  And what do you think they  outfoxed us with this time?  Pyramids. Yes, that's right,  pyramids. Apparently those  nifty Nipponese are going to  copy the Cheops pyramid. The  prototype will be constructed,  for a scandalously cheap one  and a half million dollars, right  beside the older model located  outside of Cairo. This experimental prototype will be relatively small - about one twelfth  the size of the original but you  can be sure that if the ingenious  islanders run true to form there  will be a production line of full  size models set up within a  couple of years. Imagine the  economic potential in the con-  Dreaming the sun  Time runs out of the day like golden sand  through idle fingers, while the busy hands  of the clock perform their steady semaphore,  sending the message we have received before  and failed to understand....  Dreaming the sun  und deserts, reading Keats among undone  housework and missed appointments whose reproach  is ignored, we feel the evening encroach  like the approach ofa traveller from  the antique land of tomorrow; one come  not to harangue, not to debate, but just  to pardon us with parables of dust.  We shiver, draw the curtain, and recline  in a chaos of sheets, cigarettes, and wine.  by John Moore  struction and export of pyramids -  no self-respecting Southwestern  state in the U.S. would dare be  without one. All those Israelis  who can't visit Egypt will be  clamoring to have one of their  own (wholesale of course), located most likely in the Sinai.  Is it any wonder that Canadian  businessmen have been so unsuccessful over the past few  years? With innovative and  creative competitors like the  Japanese we'll never be able to  compete in foreign trade.  The second startling item  reported on a court case in which  a man was being sent to jail  for selling a variety of what  were referred lo as "sex aids".  The fellow had apparently been  peddling these items, to God  knows who, all across Ontario  and was arrested, finally, in the  act of purveying and brought to  court. The interesting fact was  that the members of the jury  laughed uproariously at the submission of each exhibit for the  prosecution and then turned  around and slapped the poor  sucker in jail. With the indulgence of both editor and reader  I will list a number of these items  and let you be the judge of their  threat to the moral rectitude of  the nation. Keep in mind thai  these goodies were being sold  over the counter in so called  "love" shops and presumably  only to consenting adults.  The first item was apparently  a skin-coloured thorexis, remarkably life like, with protruding  pcnembulas. What one, the  other, or both of the consenting  adults would do with such an  object is more than I can imagine  but 1 would hardly find such a  device laughable.  The second exhibit to be displayed to our jolly jury was a  battery operated, self-lubricating  necrostomc, with retractable  postilia, also in realistic flesh  tones and reported to be in the  neighbourhood of six metres  in length (although you're unlikely to find one in this neighbourhood). This particular  necrostome was a custom-built,  Swedish model with dangling  flangestiles and foam rubber  padding. What an item like this  would cost is beyond me and  the batteries would be unlikely  to last more than a few hours,  given the job they would be required to perform.  Another item on the list was  a vibrating, electronic chrysilium,  with a matching chrysilias, presumably for the second party.  These items were described as  being bright fuscia at the centre,  diminishing to a misty pink at  the extreme perimeters. Both  versions glowed in the dark,  were  entirely  water-proof  and  > tun to Page Three  ���MMMltkMMti Letters  to the  Editor  Arrogance  Dear Sir:  If there is one word to describe the atmosphere at the meeting of B.C.Hydro and the people  on Saturday, January 21, in  Madeira Park, it would be  "arrogance". The first speaker  for B.C.Hydro laid it right down  there on the line. They "would  decide whether or not the line  was needed and the only thing  to be discussed by the public  was the route the line was to  take", and even that would  appear to be a foregone conclusion.  This attitude backs up what  C.W.Nash stated in his letter to  the public published in the recent  local newspapers and 1 quote,  "The question of 'whether or  not' a project of this nature is  required ��� and its timing - must  be B.C.Hydro's responsibility".  In other words "we know best  what is good for the public".  Great stuff, coming from a  so-called Crown Corporation  which is publicly owned and paid  for by the public to Ihe tune ot  many millions of dollars a year.  It is hard to assess whether in  fact the meeting accomplished  anything other than giving the  public a chance to air its views  but if it helped a little to clear  the air in that respect and gave  these Hydro "dictators" some  insight about how the local  natives felt about their environment, it could be considered  worth while.  As to whether what was said  at the meeting will have any  effect at all on the ultimate decision is debatable, but let's  try and end this on a positive  note and hope that some of the  dialogue sunk in and that B.C.  Hydro will realise that there are  always two sides to a question.  It would seem that up till now  there has only been one side, and  that was theirs.  John Hind Smith  Postal  Editor:  This writer is a Nonagenarian  sampling a winter on your Sunshine Coast compared with those  of my native Ontario. In my  boyhood and girling days Queen  Victoria had welded an Empire  together upon which the sun  never set as long as she lived.  The flux that held that cosmopolitan Empire together was her  penny postage system that enabled us to write to our girls in  Australia at the same cost as to  the one on the street behind.  Moreover, that mail had to go  through, even though Ihe carrier  could commandeer anything to  accomplish it.  Communication was recognized  as a power to bind people together. That being the case what  country needs il more than Canada docs today?  Politicians recognize it and use  it on every occasion for Ihe prime  purpose of getting votes. They  receive allowances from the public treasury to buy space in two  languages to any extent desired.  At the same time the public  itself is confined to five words,  plus the address, to communicate  at Christmastime, for the price  of ten cents, to other Canadians.  Five words is only a platitude  when one friend has something  to say to another, We think  that Canadians should be encouraged to write normal letters  to each other at Christmastime  at a realistic reduction of postage  to bond our Society. Also,  something is very wrong in our  postal system that brings letters  to mc in January thai were posted  in Toronto In the firsl week of  December, Canada could go  down like Victoria's Empire if  things arc not corrected.  T. F. Williams  Madeira Park. B.C.  Participate  Editor:  Teachers in British Columbia's  elementary and secondary  schools wishing to participate in  Project Canada and have their  pupils/students exchange correspondence, art, cassette tapes,  etc. and possibly exchange visits  with Ontario schools arc invited  to send a Idler (please print or  type) enclosing the name and  address of their school, grade  taught, number of pupils/  students to:  Project    Canada.    Ministry    of  Education, Ontario.   19th Floor.  Mowat   Block.   Queen's    Park.  Bay St., Toronto. Onl., M7A 1L2.  George .1. Mason  Project Canada  Ministry of Education. Ontario  Some stew  Editor:  Is there a formula for a good  Liberal stew to distract the public  from such contemporary issues  as the high cost of living, the  highest unemployment level  since the Great Depression, the  wage and price controls farce  and the lack of effective leadership on the part of the Prime  Minister?  Perhaps there is, as evidenced  by   recent   events   in   Ottawa,  Slings  Quebec and elsewhere.  Add a dash of RCMP illegal  activities (let the oppostion attack  motherhood and apple-pie and  suffer the consequences through  public resentment...who cares  about legalities, morality and  old-fashioned principles!); apply  a touch of financial panic in  Quebec (Jimmy Sinclair, prominent Liberal and Trudeau's  father-in-law, predicts that  Levesque will lose the next  election. Mr. Sinclair is a director  of Sun Life...very interesting!);  sprinkle liberally with goodies,  distractions and tales of unity  and V0I1.A: come election time  guess who gels the gravy?  The public, as usual, seems to  prefer the crumbs and Ihe tasty  newspaper headlines and editorials. Why, even Barrett must be  stewing in the back pages of the  Vancouver dailies (remember  when lie used lo be attacked on  the front pages? No doubt the  financial establishment seems to  prefer a more acceptable flavour  in the Socred stew that's being  dished out to the public these  days).  In the meantime, 1 have  sufficient faith in the future of  Canada and, come next election,  I can look forward to a fresh pot  of stew that's more palatable to  the average Canadian.  Harry Olaussen  7080 Glacier St.  Powell River, B.C.  Chemicals  Editor:  This is a copy of a letter sent  to some twenty-eight federal and  provincial agencies, environmental associations and university laboratories in the hope of  obtaining concrete information  about the chemicals used to spray  the Hydro right-of-way. This  issue is of increasing importance  due to Hydro's intentions to cross  the Peninsula with yet another  right-of-way. Persons having  information pertaining to this  letter please contact Mike and B.  Marta. 886-9294.  Dear Sir:  Many residents of the Sechell  Peninsula arc seriously concerned  ovcrthc uscofTordon 101, 2.4-D,  and 2. 4, 5-T sprays along the  B.C. Hydro right-of-way. The  majority of people inhabit a  narrow strip of land between the  Hydro right-of-way and the Strait  of Georgia. The Hydro right-of-  way crosses the path of virtually  Coast News, January 24,1978.  WE MAKE A  damn  good  fireplace  Alex & Bill Simpkins  Bricklayers ��� Stonemasons  885-2688 & 885-2787  DRUMMOND INSURANCE  HEADQUARTERS FOR  ^ ��78Hal��D��eUeense  & TRAVEL INSURANCE  Dental Block, Gibsons        886-7751  Open Monday - Saturday  +*************************a********-  every creek in our watershed.  Many residents take their drinking water directly from these  streams, and we are concerned  that the use of these chemicals  will have an adverse effect on  the health of the wildlife and  the human inhabitants.  B.C. Hydro's contention is  that they would nol be using  these chemicals if they had not  obtained a clean bill of health  from the Department of Agriculture under the Pest Control  Products Act.  We find this attitude over-  simplistic and patronizing. And  in view of our concern, we would  like any information that you  could send us on these chemicals.  We are particularly interested in  laboratory results listing experiments carried out and results  obtained.  Mr. & Mrs. M. MacKown  Box 831, Gibsons, B.C.  Creek dogs  Editor:  I approach this subject with  trepidation but have volunteered  to do so on behalf of the Roberts  Creek Community Association.  At the last meeting some very  strong sentiments were expressed on the subject of dogs, some  of which were in favour of strong  measures being taken.  There are two types of people  when it comes lo dogs, those who  love dogs and those who have no  use for them whatever, no lhal  isn't quite correct, there is a  third type, those who love their  own dogs and hate all other dogs.  We do not Own a dog ourselves  but nol because wc don'l like   Please turn to Page Thirteen  Special Notice  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 ot 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,  B.C.VON1VO.  J***********************************  Continued From Page Two  had green, imitation peacock  feathers at the tip. The cost of  just one of these items, which  would of course be entirely useless without the distaff object,  was listed at $150.00.  There were of course a large  collection of the usual proclos-  tcses and contumaments in  various sizes, shapes and colours,  including a few with prominent  antomemenes, apparently designed for more lavish appetites.  It was felt by the jury that these  items were in such common use,  particularly among the elderly,  that they did not constitute a  threat to the nation's morals.  The remaining articles were so  obscene and suggestive that  not even my editor would allow  me to mention them, but suffice  to say that they included things  not dissimilar to those brutal,  medieval ghlagcntrapcds described so graphically by the  Marquis deSadc.  Well, there it is. You be the  judge of the rightness or wrong-  ness of such devices in our  society. For someone who  always thought that a bath tub  full of chopped liver was a hell  of a waste of good meat the  only thing 1 can say is; it's no  laughing matter.  DO YOU HAVE A FIREPLACE THAT DOESN'T WORK?  ��� DOES IT BURN LOADS OF WOOD WITH NO HEAT?    ��� DOES IT SMOKE?  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PRICES REDUCED 50% or More Coast News. January 24,1978  Part Three  NEW SCHOOL FOR A SAD  BROWN TOWN  Pete the Hermit haunted the  backtrails of my early Port Mellon  days. We generally observed  him from a distance, trudging  like a gaunt ghost through the  trees; invariably carrying a full  gunny-sack slung over one shoulder. Wc used to conjecture  wildly as to the contents of that  enigmatic sack. Kidnapped  babies? Stolen valuables? Our  imaginations ran riot. Unlike  almost everyone else in the town,  Old Pete's comings and goings  were not governed by the rumbling dictates of the mill. He  moved to his own solitary rhythms outside the predictable  scheme of things and for that  freedom, we may even have  envied him slightly. There was  certainly nothing else to envy  him for. Pete the Hermit had  not taken up his solitary existence  by choice.  His name was O'Brien or  O'Shaughnessey - an Irishman in  any event - who had worked  as a caretaker at a local sawmill.  The story had it that some time  in the past, he had been badly  burned in a forest-fire. The burns  had never properly healed and  he had eventually developed a  type of skin-cancer. This affliction had led him to become a  pariah-dog, living apart from  other people in a one-room shack  deep in the woods. His face  was quite-simply, horrific, a  pitiful mask of running sores  with the nose half-rotted away.  Poor old Pete knew only too  well the effect his grisly appearance was capable of engendering.  On one occasion, he was hired  by a compassionate mill-foreman  for some temporary outside-work.  When he showed up at the cookhouse for his evening-meal  however, his presence raised  such a storm of objection among  the other diners that he had to  be asked to leave.     Following  Pages from a Life-Log  Peter Trower  this painful experience, Pete the  Hermit became almost totally  reclusive, keeping to the deep  woods and avoiding being seen  by daylight. I suppose he eventually died of his disease. He  was the saddest figure of my  childhood.  Much was sad and brown  about that isolated pulpmil!  world in the early Forties, from  the rough bales of Kraft pulp,  the plant produced to the high.  slivery, unpainted walls of the  predominantly-wooden buildings.  Sometimes in the dolorous, frequent rain, it seemed the most  melancholy place on earth. Just  another upcoast gouge in the  forest, hemmed in by a million  marching conifers that creaked  their heavy complaints all night  long in the wind.  And yet by no means was it  all darkness and death-omens.  Especially not for we children  at our games and grades who  still had our dreams to delude  us. We were too busy with boyhood adventures to worry overmuch about drab surroundings or  the often-inclement weather.  When the sun did appear it was  doubly welcome but we often  made it shine on rainy days too.  Our days at Seaside's one-room  schoolhouse were numbered. It  had only been a temporary  expedient in the first place and  a brand new building was under  construction in a freshly-cleared  muddy field just east of the mill.  We watched this development  with interest and some remorse  for certainly Seaside Park was the  more-pleasant site. But already,  the old hall by the river was  crowded to capacity and more  new families were arriving in  town. Expansion was a practical  ncccessitv.    So the trees came  HAPPY  40th  BIRTHDAY,  DAVE  /^���fcbtf"' ..T*i��ics!t>3��M  i  ��~  ipdX  1   ;       *  January 27 & 28 & all through February  Ken, Hahle & You  z^mss et>#*j> e***vs  "his week's Dinner Specials:  Thursday - Baked Ham, Scalloped Potatoes and Vegetables.  Friday - Roast Beet, Yorkshire Pudding  and Baked Potato.  Saturday - Roast Pork, Roasted Potato  and Vegetables.  886-9815  down on that acre or so of swampy ground, were pushed into  piles along with uprooted stumps  and brush and burned. Then  the school began to go up and in  due course, was finished.  It was. as far as buildings  went in that shabby town, an  impressive-looking structure  finished in yellow stucco with a  green roof and trim. It contained two classrooms, one apiece  for the primary grades and the  older students; a central entrance-hill cum cloak room and  (amazingly I two inside washrooms. There would be no more  shivering in that drafty donnikcr  beside the old school with a  chilly river wind caressing your  butt. Modernity had its compensations.  Academically, our situation  was vastly improved by the move  to the new school. Four grades  in the same room still led to a  certain amount of distracting confusion but it was considerably  better than eight. The scalped,  mucky surface of the virginal  playground however, was a far  cry from the green field at Seaside. Accordingly, we boys  spent much of our time in the  threadbare patch of woods that  still stood between the bulldozed  area and the sea. Here in a  clearing, I once fought the  toughest boy in the school in  defense of my brother Chris who  was chronically biting off more  than he could chew. It would be  nice to report that I won but such  was not the case. Jack (later to  become a semi-pro boxer) was  not the toughest boy in the school  for nothing and he resoundingly  cleaned my clock.  Naturally with two classrooms,  the school now required two  teachers. Easy going Miss  Gilders had departed the area  sometime before, rumouredly to  gct married. In her place we  were saddled with a twitchy,  high-strung tyrant of a woman I  shall call for propiety's sake.  Gabriclla Holland.  ; Gabriclla, my dear woman  : whatever possessed you  ; to become a schoolma 'am  '��� in the first place.  ! Bitter Gabriclla  ��� your unkissed spinster face  ; pushing forty with no man in sight;  '. imposing almost insoluble  ��� math-problems on us  ; for minor offenses.  ; But we fooled you, Gabriclla;  1 had the problems solved  ; by sympathetic secretaries  : on the company comptometer.  J And one day, Gabriclla  j before we learned that dodge,  ; I fell deliberately  '��� into a winter stream  ; on the way to school,  I ran home chattering pneumonia  ��� and was sent to bed  I rather than having to face  | solutionless  ; your petulant wrath  I and inevitable strap.  ; How we dreaded you, Gabriella  '. with your overbearing mannerisms,  ; your squeaky peevish voice.  I So it was like poetic justice when  I while harranguing the class one morning,  | the elastic in your knitted skirt broke  ; and it dropped to the floor  '��� before our unbelieving eyes.  '. You ran hysterically from the laughing room  ; your authority destroyed  I and never taught there again.  ; l wish all the ogres of my life had fallen  '��� as easily as you.  Hearing aid workshop  planned for Chatelech  Gibsons Public Library Association will hold its annual general  meeting at 7:30 p.m., January 23,  in the Public Library. The Association also announces the arrival  in the library of the sixteen-  volume Canada'! Illustrated  Heritage. This new work has con  tributions from such Canadian  writers as Max Braithwaite,  John Craig, Robert Collins,  Margaret Atwood, Leslie Han-  non, June Callwood, Harold Hor-  wood, Alan Phillips, Jack Batten,  Alexander Ross, William Stephenson, and others.  GTWIMGHT  ^THEATRE?  886-2827  GIBSONS  ���Ml  fell *����rpm-  Wed.,Thurs., Fri., Sat.  Jan. 25,26, 27, 28.  Bt*tii4fl  si ��� .' w  Id  ���LighfUp  THE CRAZIEST, WILDEST, MOST HILARIOUS  SCREEN COMEDY IN YEARS!  ii      *  "AN AMBASSADOR FILMS RELEASE  Sun., Mon.,Tues.  Jan. 29, 30,31.        8:00 p.m.  y����#����y��������:����������������������-im��������W����������V  Ellingham's  +  Astrology  ,��V*��*����^*******��*******����������****��*  Twilight Theatre  Something different and something familiar are offered us this  coming week at the Twilight  Theatre. The different is a  charming, unpretentious little  film called You Light Up My Life,  starring young Didi Conn making  her film debut in a role which  seems to be patterned after her  real-life career as a successful  performer in T.V. commercials  and series episodes. Her pixie-  like looks and distinctive voice  are used to good advantage by  Joseph Brook, himself something  of a one-man army as he served  the film as producer, writer,  director, as well as composing,  arranging and conducting the  musical score.  Joe Silver plays the girl's  father, a second-rate comedian  who refuses to give up efforts  to make his daughter into a  comedienne. Good performances  are also turned in by Melanic  Mayron, Michael Zaslow, and  Stephen Nathan. You Light Up  My Lite will play at the Twilight  Theatre Wednesday through  Saturday, January 25-28.  The familiar comes in the form  of another saucy piece of nonsense from the British film  studios. This one is entitled  Not Now Comrade and features  many of the fine character actors  who have become familiar faces  on North American screens  in the last decade. Leslie Phillips, Roy Kinncar. June Whitfield, and Ian Lavender are  among the zanies who combine  in this frolic. It will be shown  at the local cinema Sunday  through Tuesday. January 29-  31.  All about Bridge   / >x  by Jim Weir X^/   f~''  Of the three basic types of  squeeze plays the most spectacular, yet probably the most  frequently occurring is the double  squeeze. It involves preventing  both opponents from discarding  in two different suits in order to  develop a trick in a third suit.  This week's deal is an example  of the double squeeze.  Neither side is vulnerable.  Dealer is South.  NORTH  SK543  H32  DA543  C765  WEST  SQJI06  HJ109  DKJ76  C98 SOUTH  SA2  HAKQ765  D2  CQ432  The bidding;  EAST  S987  H84  DQ1098  CAKJ10  this plan of action he pulled  trump in two rounds, and then,  in order to strip East's hand of  spades, he led a spade to dummy's king and ruffed a third  spade in his own hand. Next he  ran all his hearts. On the play  of the last heart Ihe deal was  reduced to:  NORTH  S3  H  DA5  C  WEST  SJ  H  DKJ  C  EAST  S  H  DQI0  C10  SOUTH   WEST   NORTH   EAST  1H Pass      IS Pass  4H Pass      Pass        Pass  Opening lead: Nine of clubs.  East won the first two club  tricks with the ace and king and  then continued with the jack of  clubs. South covered with the  queen and West trumped. West  then returned the queen of  spades and South won in his own  hand with the ace. At this point  South had one losing club in  his hand but had to win all the  remaining tricks to fulfill his  contract. He recognized that  if West's lead of the queen of  spades was from a suit containing at least four cards he  could make the remaining tricks  with a double squeeze.    With    trick.  Annual meeting and new  Series at library  SOUTH  S  H5  D2  C4  When South played the five  of hearts West was put to a  squeeze. He had to retain his  jack of spades otherwise the  dummy's three of spades would  become a winner. West discarded the jack of diamonds,  South discarded the three of  spades from dummy and now  East was put to a squeeze. If  he had let go of his ten of clubs  South's four would be established, or if he discarded the ten  of diamonds the dummy's ace  would drop the king and queen  simultaneously and the five of  diamonds   would   win   the  last  Ms. Jane Hastings, Ph.D,  is a consulting psychologist with  special interest in all problems  connected to hearing impairment,  especially for senior adults. She  is unique within her field and  has a direct, practical and down-  to-earth approach.  This workshop is aimed at  helping people who work with  hearing impaired seniors understand and deal effectively with  the following areas problematic  for their clients:  I. Recognition of hearing  loss.  2. Acknowledgement of loss.  3. Getting adequate evaluation.  4. Searching out the right  hearing aid.  5. Adjusting to the aid, re-  learning concentration and attention, coping with background  noise, using the environment to  advantage.  6. Understanding speech  habits of others.  7. Developing speech-reading  skills.  8. Controlling one's own voice.  9. Social adaptation to accom-  by Rae Ellingham  Week commencing January 23rd.  General Notes: Mars is again  astrologically prominent. It  conjoins the Full Moon in Leo  indicating fiery arrogance and  bad tempers everywhere. Affairs  not settled last week will come to  a head for final solutions. Hospital emergency wards will reflect the unusually hostile conditions around us.  Mercury squares Pluto on  Thursday the 2(>th warning us lo  take care on short journeys.  Small mechanical gadgets often  fail to function properly under  this aspect. Have patience.  Babies born mid-week must  control their slubborness and  arrogance. Their temper tantrums will exasperate most loving  parents.  Because wc arc experiencing  another two-week trend, the  following forecasts will be similar to those of last week. Don't  forget to take a look at Mars and  the Full Moon positioned together in the eastern sky.  ARIES (March 21 - April 19)  Any recent social upheavals  have now to be resolved but  don't expect smoother conditions  instantly. Avoid taking impulsive risks. Artists experience  a vigorous burst of creative  energy.  TAURUS (April 20-May 20)  Domestic conditions arc explosive and compromise is the  key word. Real estate deals  should be avoided. Some old  methods need throwing out on  the work scene.  GEMINI (May 21-June 211  All forms of communication  are still a source of irritation.  Phone calls are a nuisance and  nasty notes upsetting. Take  great care on short journeys.  Gemini. Avoid rows with neighbours.  CANCER (June 22-July 22)  If you've been planning to  blow your stack, Leo. the Full  Moon and Mars may herald the  outburst very soon. Loved ones  will be flabbergasted but, at  last, the air is cleared. Calmer  persons use their extra energy  more wisely.  VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)  It's time for increased activity  behind the scenes. Work done in  private will forge you ahead of  the others. Health, hospitals,  and institutions still figure.  LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)  An impulsive urge to reactivate  long-range plans will be short  lived. Remember that better  opportunities arc expected to  arrive in Ihe Spring. Restless  conditions in the home will last  for a lew more weeks. Friends  and acquaintances arc unusually  obnoxious right now.  SCR0PI0|0it.24-Nov. 22)  You're in the hot-scat again,  but this is definitely the last lime  you'll he called to defend your  recent activities and position.  He convincing. Expect an increase in short journeys and  correspondence soon. You have  to drive carefully on (he 26th,  SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 - Dec 21)  There's nothing quite like a  good philosophical argument  and. as usual, you're found in  the thick of it. Remember to  let others have their say. Also  highlighted arc long-distance  communications and financial  muddles.  CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan 19)  Mercury in your sign indicates  still more frantic running around  as you try to patch up other  people's financial and general  problems. Don't get mixed up  again. Start working on your  own insurance and tax mailers  instead.  AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 ��� Feb. 18)  Although Venus is bringing  charm and grace in your personality, be warned that close  associates arc preparing to give  you a rough time at the slightest  provocation. It's a confusing  period but the wise will avoid  all chances of confrontation.  Good luck.  PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)  Irritating employment conditions may be lowering youi  resistance to infections and othei  health upsets. Smart employees  will be taking a lew days off to  regain a normal mental balance.  Foolish workers will sweat il out  and suffer later.  Rank and Freda Lamoureux are shown celebrating their  thirtieth wedding anniversary recently.   The partv was  at the Roberts Creek Ccmmunity Hall with approximately  75 guests in attendance.  modate hearing loss - avoiding  depression and isolation.  10. Stresses to family and  friends.  11. Helping the normally-  hearing to facilitate interaction.  We hope that the people working within the helping professions will take advantage of this  workshop, i.e. Homemakcrs,  volunteers, Nurses, Public Health  staff, relatives and others interested in learning how to deal more  effectively with this handicap.  The workshop with Ms. Hastings is scheduled for Saturday.  February 4, 1978 from 9:00 a.m.  to 4:30 p.m. in ihe music room  of Chatclcch Junior Secondary  School. The fee for the workshop is $10.00 or $2.00 for Senior  Citizens. Those planning to  attend should also plan on  bringing a box lunch with them.  For further information about  payment and registration phone  the Centre for Continuing Education at 885-3512.  the GIBSONS ALLNIGHTER airtight  CUTS HEATING COSTS  1 lb. of Wood Is equal to 6000 BTU's  ��� All Heavy Steel Construction  ��� Burns 10-14 hours on one load  ��� Fire Brick Lined  ��� Hot Water coils right or left hand  on request  ��� Large Cooking Surface  ��� Custom Built to Suit House  ���  Small  Takes 20" wood  $310  ���  Medium  Takes 24" wood  $375  ���  Large  Takes 30" wood  $420  Shop located in old Pasco Building  Highway 101 lower Gibsons  AVAILABLE AT:  Gibsons Building Supplies 886-8141  OR      After 6:00 p.m. at 886-2808  Ma^aMai  ���MMaaaaaaaaaaaMftaa  mmmtam^m ^~rr-, i:::::^4  Books  with  John  Faustmann     CBC Radio  Coast News, January 24,1978.  Two Sensational Novels  1 read two sensational novels  this week. It was fun, it was out  of the ordinary, it was exhausting. My mind feels like an  adolescent stomach left overnight in a Mcdonald's.  Sensational. There was a time  when sensational meant sliced  bread or that your cousin Harry  was arriving in from Manyber-  ries. Alberta on the train. These  days everything is sensational.  Books arc sensational. Movies  are sensational. Television is  sensational. We love to be  shocked, tittillated and outraged.  We like to have our prurient  interest compounded semiannually. "How was it?" we  gasp to each other. "Sensational!"  Hedonism, which we might  loosely define as hiring twenty-  seven members of the opposite  sex to tickle our insteps with  imported ostrich feathers because  there just isn't anything else to  do tonight, has always been  popular. It is more a sport for  those who can afford it than not,  although even in the impoverished segments of our society  occasional hedonistic practices  take place, such as the deliberate  squeezing of toothpaste from the  middle of the tube, or prying beer  caps off with one's teeth. Hedonism has been popular since the  Romans, and persists to this day,  unabated, unsatiatcd and unashamed.  Finally, though, we have  managed to develop a literature  that panders to our delight in  being shocked. This is the sensational novel, and to write one  an author needs only a typewriter, some paper, and his  finger on the fretful pulse of our  jaded society. There's no sense  trying to write sensational books  if you don't shock your readers.  Fifty years ago one could write  about a woman ' who smoked  cigars and be pretty sure of outraging most of the community.  These days, it's a lot more difficult. Writers deliberately concoct  group sex scenes involving  twenty or more people, a poodle,  and an electric toothbrush, and  everyone yawns. They've seen  it all on television.  Still, it's interesting to note  the development of the sensational novel. They haven't  changed much over the years.  Their hallmark is still a group of  cardboard characters jammed  into a watery plot, serving their  functions as sexual manniquins,  who, before the books ends,  will be twisted into every conceivable posture.  Zane Grey's Reef Girl, the first  sensational novel 1 read, followed  the pattern exactly. It's the  story of a young American couple  engaged to be married, who go  to Tahiti for a holiday. There,  admist the uninhibited tropical  splendour, the woman has an  affair with a broad-chested native  fellow. The man finds out, and  murders the native. The bittersweet forbidden seeds of miscegenation waft deliciously  through the air, and the man  takes up with a beautiful native  girl. Incest is hinted at between  the girl and her wealthy but  jaded English father. Evil  native spirits lurk in the underbrush. The jaded English father  is chasing people around with a  hypodermic syringe, threatening  to inject them with leprosy bacteria. People defecate into  streams. The actual act of sexual  intercourse Is alluded to.  Zane Grey wrote this little potboiler in the 1930's. and at that  ttime it must have been quite  sensational. Interracial sex,  hypodermic syringes and tropical  demintia were beyond the ken  of most readers those days. It  was probably considered a very  shocking book, and everyone, no  doubt, rushed out to buy it.  Zane Grey has gone now.  having ridden off into yet another  lurid sunset, but Harold Robbins.  who, like Grey, has had enormous  success in the sensational novel  world, has picked up the electric  vibrator ballpoint and written  his way into the hearts and groins  of the reading public. His latest  epic. Dreams Die First, is the  second sensational novel I read  this week, and it's interesting  to sec how far we've progressed  (if that's the right word) since  the thirties.  Contemporary folk, as has been  mentioned previously, are nut so  easily shocked, and it must be  difficult to invent enough sensationalism to fill a modern novel.  Nevertheless, Robbins seems  equal to the task. The 350 pages  of Dreams Die First has everything in it we could wish for.  There are continual sex scenes,  both homosexual and heterosexual, with an endearing ten-  ency towards sado-masochism.  There is much more violence.  People have their faces ground  into pulp, or their legs shattered  by careening automobiles. There  is a nice episode involving religious sexual hysteria. Drugs  litter the pages like flies on a  day old cheeseburger. And all  through it, the hero, who is a  bad mixture of John Wayne and  Mick Jagger, is amassing a personal fortune. So, really, the  book has it all: perverted sex,  violence, money and used cars.  A lot of people will buy this  book, read it. and fail to be  shocked.  Where will alt this lead, one  wonders. After we've seen it  all, after we've read about every  possible sexual combination,  after we've waded knecdeep  through the blood and gore,  and fantasized about being extremely wealthy, what are we  left with? Will people finally  grow tired of being shocked when  all the possibilities have been  exhausted? Will we at last be  filled and sick to our stomachs,  like children who have been left  too long in a candy store? Will  we finally be disgusted with  ourselves, and al last leave off  trying to gratify our every slightest whim?  I hope so. Because books, and  movies, and art in general are  not merely around to abuse our  values and wring out our dirty  laundry. They exist to help us  understand life, to give it some  meaning, and only in so far as  they help us to understand those  timeless questions of love, and  death, of suffering and redemption, are they ever really satisfying. Sensationalism just isn't  that sensational any more.  WESTERSUND CHEMISTS  Your friendly neighbourhood  drop-off point for COAST  NEWS Classified Ads.   CUNSHINE  vQ[flPER  Service  7 dozen -1 week supply  ONLY $5.50  FREE PICK-UP &  DELIVERY TO YOUR  DOOR!  Gift    Certificates    are  also available.  For   more   Information  call: 886-2678 or 886-7128  "   <KO>��  by Marianne West  Greenland is only a foul hour  dogsled ride from Canada. On  a clear day you can see from  Godthab, the capital, to Baffin  Island, but you have to cross the  Atlantic twice to get there by  plane because this largest island  in the world is part of the Danish  kingdom and access is from  Copenhagen. Eighty percent of  Greenland is under ice more than  a mile dc-| but some 50,000  people liv there, 90% of them  native Grccnlandcrs and historical relatives of the Canadian  Inuit. Recently Grccnlandcrs  have been paying more attention  to the Canadian north and their  cultural relatives. "It's a logical  move," says Tom Puchniak,  "because both groups face remarkably simililar problems,  struggling to survive in a relatively unyielding land. Each is  a minority dominated by outside  powers, seeking more control  over their own lives. In Canada  this takes the form of land claims.  In Greenland it has resulted in  the Home Rule Movement, which  is destined to become reality  in 1979." The impact of cultural  shock on Grccnlandcrs provides  an interesting comparison with  the Canadian situation. Canada  is involved with Greenland on  more than a cultural level, one  of our largest mining concerns  operates the only major mine  in Greenland and has prompted  some controversy over the way  it's run.  Spend an hour visiting with  the warm people from a cold  country, our next door neighbours  on Between Ourselves, 7:05 p.m.  Saturday. Their door is always  open, it's a Greenland custom  even though many of them live  in modern highrises equal to the  best in Canada.  Wednesday January 25  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Steven  de Grootc piano in recital.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Discussion  on theatre, Janet Suzman, Frank  Dunlop. Michael Billingion.  Bill Hope.  Thursday January 26  Playhouse: 8:04 p.m. Zwicker  by Silver Donald Cameron. Part  IV, White Sails pullin' Stoutly.  Jazz Radio-Canada: 8:30 p.m.  Roger Simard Nine. Rod Ellias  Septet  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Hamilton     Philharmonic    Orchestra,  Vladimir      Lanceman,      violin.  Prevost, Bruch, Dvorak.  Nightcap:     11:20 p.m.   Author  Henry Miller.  Friday January 27  School Broadcasts:     2:04 p.m.  Police and the Teenager, conclusion.  Country Road: 8:30 p.m. Jamboree U.S.A. vocalist Leon  Douglas.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.  Radu Lupu piano. Weber.  Mozart, Tchaikovsky.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter.  Saturday January 28  Update:   8:30 a.m. Roundup of  B.C. happenings.  The Houses 9:10 a.m. The week  in parliament.  Quirks and Quarks: 12:05 p.m.  Science Magazine, David Suzuki.  Melroplltan Opera: 2:00 p.m.  Massenet's Thais starring Beverly Sills.  Between Ourselves: 7:05 p.m.  Greenland, Sister in Twilight,  produced by Tom Puchniak.  Ideas: 9:05 p.m. Aging, Part I.  Adult development. Part 11,  Reflections on Aging by the  author of The Measure of my  Days, Scott Maxwell.  Anthology: 10:05 p.m. Morley  Calloghan - the writer and  society. Vogel, short story by  Matt Cohen. Poetry by Ann  York, Victoria.  The Homby Collection: 11:05  p.m. El Paseo the walk of death  by Eric H. Green, a play about  the last weeks in the life of Garcia  Lorca.  Sunday January 29  The Food Show:   8:30 a.m. For  consumers.  CBCStage: 1:05 p.m. The Virgin  of Wrath by Marjorie Whitelaw.  Signature: 4:05 p.m. Debussy  by Godden - Part 1, tribute to  Canadian pianist Reginald Godden, Part II, Godden performs  the 12 etudes of Debussy with  commentary about the composers  life.  Symphony Hall: 7:05 p.m. Montreal Symphony Orchestra.  Mozart, Dvorak, Beethoven.   Please turn to Page Six  CO/HnEBdaLl  PriPTi  You can be certain you can't buy better  printing...you can only pay more money.  it printed envelopes  it business cards  * letterheads  88  88  6-2622  6-7817  it brochures  it booklets       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  it raffle tickets  it admission & membership cards  NO JOB TOO LARGE OR SMALL  Call us on your next printing job and  t join the fMSf nm  list of satisfied customers.  HIGHWAY 101 GIBSONS  Office Space and  Retail Stores  Available in March  For an appointment phone:     886*2417  on Jan. 28th  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS  INTRODUCES  Residential  Assistance  Program  Objectives  Eligibility  Assistance  Federal funds are available through Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation,  to assist homeowners and landlords in your neighbourhood to improve their housing  units. All resident homeowners are eligible for a R.R.A.P. loan regardless of income.  Resident homeowners with a low to moderate income are eligible to apply for R.R.A.P. assistance in the form of loans and/or grants. Landlords are eligible without  income limitations.  1. You live in a designated neighbourhood.  2. You are a homeowner.  3. You are a landlord and will agree to rent controls.  4. You are a nonprofit corporation or a housing co-operative.  Types of  Repairs  ��� Depending on the extent of repairs, assistance is available in the form of loans up  to $10,000.  ��� A portion of the loan may be considered a grant. For homeowners, the grant portion  is determined by adjusted annual income. For homeowners with an annual income of  $6,000 or less, a maximum grant of up to $3,750 is available, baser1 on rehabilitation  costs.  ��� If repair costs exceed grant money an interest reduction loan is available for homeowners with an annual adjusted income of $11,000 or less. For homeowners with  annual incomes in excess of $11,000, a 10/2% per annum loan is available. Repayable  terms may be 5, 10,15 or 20 years.  MAJOR REPAIRS  Foundations  Roofing  Structure  Fire Safety  Wiring  Main Stairways  Plumbing  Heating  Insulation  MINOR REPAIRS  Painting  Windows  Gutters  Floors/Stairs   H       Fencing  Major repairs must be corrected first. After major repairs are considefed, minor repairs  will be allowed.  Walkways  Kitchen Counters  Inferior Finish etc.  Exterior Finish  PUBLIC MEETING  A Public Meeting is being held at the United Church Hall, Gibsons, Thursday, January 26th at 7:00 p.m.  to illustrate and discuss the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program.  This is a good opportunity for homeowners and contractors to get familiar with the program.  For more information and the processing of your application, contact R.R.A.P. co-ordinators Ellen or  Kevin Ryan, at the Municipal Hall, Gibsons, on Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-3:00 p.m. Telephone  886-2274.  l^NLN ii  frm ��� I i'i it ii Hi in .. 1.11 *^*n��B***im++rrT  ;  :, ::;7;' ' i :-cW '--������  -/.-^^V.^V.^^^^^^v/>Av.v.V//A^^^^^^^^y.V/v/..^^^���^.^^^^^^v.^^^^^^���^^���.^^',^^^v.'.���,���.'.���,���.'.,'.���.���.���. v. .v..-  ���    ���  .ViV.'  \  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS  NEIGHBOURHOOD IMPROVEMENT  If your property is located within        AREA  the shaded area   you may be able to receive  federal  assistance for home repairs. 6.  Coast News, January 24,1978.  New Horizons  l��> Tom Walton  Only the hardy and healthy  seniors appeared at the January  Ihth meeting of the Elphinstone  New Horizons, ihe little flu bug  evidently wrestled many members to the floor boards.  The Yellow head Highway was  the theme of a number of eolour  slides   covering   the   area   from  Kamloops tu Jasper via Tete  Jaime Cache. It was learned  than an Iroquos Indian came west  on an expedition about 1825  sporting a crown of yellowish hair  so was nicknamed "Yellowhcad"  by his English companions and  "Tete Jeune" (the French version of Yellowhead)by the French  members of the party. He opened  * Crafts & Hobbies  Seaside Plaza, Gibsons  886-2811  Our Handicraft Drop-in  Centre will be continuing  Tuesday and Thursday  at 7:30 p.m.  ��� s��a��amamamama��m*mamOi  ��  jflfifc     REAL ESTATE  ���  INSURANCE  Ff  ARAM " "���"'���'������      ��������� "a��ala����iaaaaaaaaaaaaaaajaaaaaaaaaaiiaaaai*  AGENCIES LTD    Bo1 23B 1589MarineDrive        Gibsons,  OFFICE: 886-2248  RON McSAVANEY  AGENT  885-3339  JOHN BLACK  886-7316  B0NNIEBR00K LODGE  i] tM -'.r''.i'if^  ���iiM '&$&  K'rJ^^t^S^y\  On the Beautiful Sunshine Coast at Gower Point  ��� Guestrooms (BreakfastIncluded)  * Dining Room    886-9033     o^nMSSUr,  dogwood cars  OUR NEW MENU  AND  DINNER SPECIAL  WILL BEGIN FEBRUARY 1st  WATCH FOR NEXT WEEK'S  ADVERTISEMENT  a depot or "cache" for supplies  west of the present Jasper. A  mountain pass nearby is called  by his "Ycllowhead" nickname,  and the present day community  of "Tete Jaune Cache" by his  French equivalent. Later, a man  named Robson led a party  through the Yellowhead Pass  and reported seeing an immense  hill that became known as "Rob-  son's Hill", now Mt. Robson.  The name of Jasper was traced  to a very early pioneer named  Jasper Hawse who came west  about 1800 and established a  supply depot on Brule Lake,  known as "Jasper House".  Later he moved west to a site  near present Jasper where a post  had been established previously  by a William Henry known then  as Henry's House. However  Jasper Hawse became restless,  packed his belongings and family  in a canoe, sailed out into the  night and never heard of again.  When the C.N.R. tracks were  laid through the area about 1911.  the new settlement was named  "Jasper" in his honor. "Whistler Mountain" and campsite derive their names from the little  Marmot birds in the area that  have a very sharp whistle. Subsequent slides showed Medicine  lake (a lake that disappears in  winter and returns in the spring),  then a trip around Maligne Lake  with its picturesque "Spirit  Island". So history w'as combined with photography and entertainment.  Mrs. Olive Provencal appeared  with a mystery package that  was raffled off adding about  $3.00 to the kitty. Harry Gregory  was the lucky winner. Thanks  for the good idea, Olive, it has  started a ball rolling. After the  slides it was "business as usual"  until refreshments came - always  a happy passtime.  Winners  The winners of the Gibsons  Harbour Business Association's  Christmas draws have been  announced. The winner of a  stove was Dorothy Cresswell  of Grantham's Landing. Chuck  Stephens of Sechelt was drawn  to do the two-minute Shopping  Spree.  Winners of turkeys were Ruby  Gibb. Olive Provencial, B.  Chambers. Alan Nickerson.  J.Buckingham. Marty Meldrum,  Colleen Maesling, Isabelle  Draper.  Peninsula Cleaners  & Laundry  ConrpMe  DRvtiEnmnc  ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS  10% OFF      6 ITEMS OR MORE!  NOTCH  REDUCED SERVICE  During the week of Feb. 5-12 Peninsula  Cleaners in Gibsons and Sechelt. will not  be receiving cleaning. However the  shops will be open for the reclaiming of  garments and for alteration services.  With 2 locations to serve you best  WHARF ROAD  SECHELT  885-9554  1521 GOWER PT.RD.  GIBSONS  886-2200  Alien  Come cry��  with me  Write Ann  Napier  C/O  Coast  News, Box 460, Gibsons.  Dear Ann:  Am I unusual in that I don't  enjoy my relatives? Big family  get-togethers throw me, I feel  I have so little in common with  a lot of my family. I find the  holidays kind of empty, they're  all strangers.  Dear Alien: I   You have a lot of company.  It seems so many people only  see that outer portion of the  family at Christmas and those  few days a year they do not  develop any kind of a relationship. I'm a poor one to judge as  I loved my relatives near and  far. They made my childhood  happy, always giving me loving  attention, made mc feel special.  Whey they were older 1 found  their stories of experiences in  their time at Christmas, and  also their adventures, horse-  drawn transportation, and so  forth, fascinating. You find a  wealth of experience and adventure in each person. You just  draw it out. Making them happy  at Christmas, instead of just  yourself is another way of enjoying the holidays. Get together  with people you seldom see  through the year. Give a little  dinner and open up to them.  You'll never regret it.  Dear Ann:  How does one shed the holiday  blues, or let-down? I feel so  tired, and no drive at this time  ofyear. Faded  Dear Faded:  The wilt sets in after all the  energy expended in shopping  and the emotional highs of expectations and constant social  contact. I think some people  draw our energy - some replace  it. So be quiet, do as little as  possible at home, sleep, rest,  read and as your energy comes up  your spirit will again be bright  and ambitious. I've just been  charging my batteries too. Eat  well for a change. 1 have friends  fasting, but how ever you do it.  return to a more reasonable  diet and life. It's the time of  year to lay in the sun, if a vacation  is possible.  Dear Ann:  I'm one of the  nianv whose  Miff  ���^  The advertisers on this page  are members of:  GIBSONS HARBOUR  BUSINESS ASSOCIATION  ft?  WIN  aTrip  To Reno  H  886-2781  Gibsons Harbour Area  to be drawn  jan.28th.  M  SPECIALLY  MARKED  off ITEMS !  Gibsons  886-9941  Helen's Fashion Shoppe  Sechelt  885-9222  These two competitors are shown rounding the comer  of Cedar Grove Elementary School on their way towards  the finish line in the PeeWec 3.500 metre cross country  race which was held in the vicinity of the school last  week. Sheri Wolansky won the girls' portion of the  event, representing Gibsons Elementary. Gordon  Mooney of Sechell Elementary, also pictured, came in  second in the boys' race behind Quinn Kelly, also  of Sechelt.  New Vein's resolution is to quit  smoking. Whul help can you  give ntc to keep on trying?  Gasping  Dear Gasp:  You seem to be on a trip with  many travellers. It won't take  trying, as that sounds like room  for    failing determination,  lining ii for your health, resolving  inside yourself thai you want to  quit. Smoking kills vitamins,  reduces the amount of oxygen  in (he blood and brain, causes  early wrinkling of the skin, in  general is a negative pastime.  Once you know why you want  to quit, just do! Don't coddle  yourself too long. You're in the  drivers seat. It's your body.  give it plenty of vitamins and  minerals and have a glass ot  water or a sliee of apple when  you feel like putting something  in your mouth. Soon you won't  want the dirt\ taste or the smell.  NOTICED ������  There will be a meeting of the  Gibsons Harbour Business Association on Wednesday, January 25,  8:00 p.m. at the Dogwood Cafe.  Variety  Jfoobsi  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 FINISHING!  886-2936  .Gibsons Harbour,  Fencing  anyone?  Anyone who is interested in  finding out more about the art  of fencing or who might want to  be part of a fencing elass is invited to come to a meeting on  Wednesday. January 25th at  7:30 p.m. in the mezzanine of the  Chatclcch gymnasium. Instructor  Ed Nicholson will be on hand to  explain the art and give a demonstration, and hopefully to take  registrations for a class if enough  people are interested  While sword play was at one  time the principal means of self-  defence and the most daring way  to win a lady's heart and hand,  it has survived to become what is  perhaps the elite of gentlemen's ���  er. gentlepersons' - sports. For  no longer confined to men's  clubs, fencing is as much an art  for the lady as for her knight.  Ed Nicholson interestingly notes  that fencing is an excellent  couple sport, not only providing  an enjoyable and acceptable way  to physically express aggression  and settle arguments, but also  one in which a man's greater  strength and size are not an  advantage. In fact often, until  a man learns to turn his brute  strength and broad motions  into more deft and precise  movements, beginning women  fencers have a natural advantage in quickness and finesse  over their male counterparts.  Onee both have learned the art,  however, the scales are balanced.  and the match becomes that of  equals.  Fencing requires two basic  pices of equipment ��� a foil (sword  with a covered point) and a mask.  These may be purchased for  around $35.00, bul it is expected  thai some foils and masks will  be available for rent al a nominal  fee should a fencing class be  started.  Besides being challenging  fun. fencing is an excellent  Isometric exercise, and one  which Ed claims is as good for  your heart as Aerobic Dance.  If you think you might be interested in it. please call the Fitness  .Service  at  885-3611.     Touehc!  .005 - ^  .5 was62in s  Cross-country race  Over 300 students between the  ages of six and thirteen participated Friday in the first annual  B1GFOOT Cross-Country held  at Cedar Grove Elementary  School. The courses followed  some of the less busy streets  around the school as well as  winding trails through properties  adjacent to the grounds.  All students received a glass  of juice, a piece of fruit, and a  certificate of participation for  their efforts. In addition, hidden  prizes were given to athletes  who finished in a pre-selected.  randomly chosen position.  Individual winners in each  event were:  Atom boys, distance 1.100 m.  1st Ben Pierce (Sechelt). time  5:45: 2nd. David Longman  (Roberts Creek): 3rd Sunny  Wood (Sechelt).  Atom girls, distance 1300 m.  1st. Rachel I'oirier (Roberts  Creek), time 6:50: 2nd Vanessa  Dixon (Sechell): 3rd, Jennifer  Earwakcr (Cedar Grove).  Tyke boys, distance 25(H) m.  1st.   Brad   Krintilla   (Gibsons).  time. 10:48; 2nd. Dean Kennett  (Cedar); 3rd. Billy Stockwell  (Sechelt).  Tyke girls. 2500 m, 1st. Jennifer  Rhodes (Cedar), time 11:41;  2nd. Sonja Valeneious (Gibsons);  3rd. Darcy Montgomery (Gibsons).  Pec Wee boys. 3500 m, 1st.  Quinn Kelly (Sechelt). time.  12:24; 2nd. Gordon Mooney  (Sechell): 3rd. Dough Rcid  (Madeira Park).  Pee Wee girls. 3500 m. 1st.  Sherec Wolansky (Gibsons),  lime. 12:55; 2nd. Sasha Stout  (Gibsons); 3rd. Carrie Wallace  (Madeira Park).  Bantam hoys. 5000 m. 1st, Clint  Mahlman (Gibsons), lime I7:2h:  2nd. Lance loth (Madeira Park).  3rd. Ricky Tyson (Sechell).  Bantam girls soon m. 1st. Hanna  Jonas (Gibsons), time IN:2J:  2nd. Kirsten Storvald (Gibsons);  3rd. Carol Montgomery (Gibsons).  Equus  by Irish Cramer &  Pebble Rhodes  Basic Requirements for the Care  and   Maintenance  of  a   Saddle  Horse  The coastal climate is not in  anyway natural ground to the  horse. The pastures here are  poor most of the time and the  climate entirety too wet. We  must make up for this by housing  and feeding our horses.  Housing: Ihe \ci> basic  requirement is a root' and a dry  tloor. I hex are required ol a  horse that is kept in is at least  10 feet by 12 feet and he. it  kept in. must have some form of  unedihle clean bedding, such as  shavings, sawdust or straw. The  better housed your horse is.  the better he will look and feel.  Feed: Each horse requires  a different diet, but there are  good commercial mixtures of  grains available so that the horse  gels his complete diet. The ha\  one feeds is up to the individual  but be aware of the nutritional  value of what you feed.    Grass  hays grown in the Fraser Valley  are cheap, but must be led with  a good "supplement" and urain.  Alfalfa, the nunc expensive, is  a top feed tor horses. I Ium  will require less bulk and l<.*���-���  grain and will look hettt i  Waicr: A horse, depending  or. his size, will drink approximately I- gallons of water pet  day. It must be clean and fresh'  Man\ horses dii each vear from  stomach upsei due to not niouuh  clean water.  Supplements:   I hen   th  limn  supplements (\ naiv :    ,,i<:   ,,n..  ral)   mixture-,   on   the   mark'  All have some value.   We recommend that you use one (hat is  fed   locally   with   good   results,  as   each   area   is   deficient   in  different things, so each supplement   will   work   with   different  results.  Maintenance: He sure to check  your horse in daylight at least  once per day. Go over his body  and become familiar with his  habits. It may save his life, as  colic (stomach upset) is the  number one killer of horses and  if caught in the first stages is  qutle remedial.   D  be provided.  flUCG Thc fcc ,nr lhc unrkshnP ls  412.00. and pro-registration and  advance payment are uecessan  by Monday, .lanuan 2.1rd. fhosi  interested are asked lit can  Eitness Service at HH5%U>II. "i  drop   in   at   our   office  Volleyball  Several volleyvball teams travelled to compete on thc Lower  Mainland recently. On Saturday  January 15. a Gibsons women's  team travelled to Simon Fraser  University and came in third  in their division, putting up a  good show in the process.  Four younger teams travelled  to Mission on Saturday morning  for another competition. Ian  Jacobs took his Langdale team  and there were three Omega  teams of girls coached by Gordon  Stevens. Gloria Lindsay, and  Roger Douglas.  Women of all ages are invited  to attend the Belly Dancing  Workshop with Vancouver instructress Erika Ehlers being  planned for Sunday. January 29th  from 12:00 noon until h:00 p.m.  in the gym of Sechelt Elementary School. The workshop will  be a combination of demonstrations, exercise and dance sessions, and talks covering a range  of related topics including the  history of belly dancing, traditional and cabaret costumes and  how to make them, make-up.  jewelery. and good records and  books on the subject.  No previous dancing experience is necessary, and participants  need only bring a notebook if  they wish to make notes, and a  piece of fruit if they wish a light  snack. Dress should be comfortable to move in. and tea will  CBC Radio  _Contlnued From Page Five  Concern: 9:05 p.m. Mahatma  Ghandi. the puzzle of pacifism  a programme for (he thirtieth  anivorsary of the assassination  of Ghandi.  Monday January 30  Gold Rush: 8:30 p.m. Alpha  Band. Hans Staymcr and Eddie  Patterson,  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. CBC  Vancouver Orchestra, Haydn,  Schubert.  Tuesday January 31  Mostly    Music:        10:20   p.m.  National Arts Centre Orchestra.  Isaac Stern,  violin.     Schubert,  Mo/arl. Beethoven.  CBC -KM Radio 105.7  Ideas:   8:04 p.m. Wednesday -  The   Future   of  thc   Jews,   the  diaspora   the   positive   effects.  Thursday ��� Global corporations.  Friday - Lecture series. Monday ���  Aging. Tuesday ��� Climate.  Cosmos. Computers and caution.  Thursday: Signature 9:(M p.m.  Debussy by Godden.  Friday: Radio International 9:(M  p.m. The discovery of oil beneath  the North Sea ��� Oil rig a documentary from lhc BBC.  Saturday: Audience: 9:05 p.m.  In the Sunlight, a radio portrait  of ihe violinist Yehiull Menuhiu.  prepared by Irving Glick.  Monday: Festival Theatre 9:04  p.m. The Other Self ��� dramali-  /alions and adaptations of works  by h Canadian women writers.  Margaret Alwond. Sylvia Fraser.  Margaret Laurence. Alice Monro.  P.K. Cage and Marian Waldntan.  starring sis Canadian actresses.  Complete j  Brake Inspection  WITH EVERY  LUBE & OIL CHANGE  AT  GIBSONS SHELL 886-2572  mMMMMflflMMM ���  ���  I \  Coast strokers  by Dennis Gray  "Basket case" is an old English expression, referring to a  motorcycle that was stripped into  five hundred oily pieces and taken  to a bike shop for re-assembly.  A basket case, put there by a nut  case.  Fortunately in this modern  technological age this no longer  happens. Now they put it into  a cardboard box. It is usually an  oily box that collapses when  picked up. scattering parts like  so much confetti.  These boxes arc stored in a  garage for some time collecting  dirt, sawdust and any spare parts  lying around. I once spent two  hours trying to fit a lawnmower  blade onto a motorcycle engine.  In spite of the parts collected,  there are always parts missing;  always! Often there are parts  for two or more makes, one  box had so many extra gears, I  was able to ("it the bike with  reverse. I spread the contents  of another box on thc bench and  it spelled "Hon so waki ha ha",  but still there were parts missing.  Another bike had been stored  for a year or two in a shed, 1  think it was quite old, it had  stone wheels. The box had long  rotted away so it was stuffed into  a potato sack. The frame was a  hollow pressed steel unit and rats  or squirrels had packed it full  of dog crunchies. After getting  the machine back thc fellow  complained that every time he  left the bike outside, some dog  would try to bury it.  Logic says when taking a  motorbike apart that related parts  be kept together, i.e. clutch  parts, case parts, etc. But not  thc nut ease! Bang, into the box,  pistons, gears, sprockets, showers of nuts, screws and washers.  1 even found a handful of .22  long ritle shells in one box.  I guess if the bike breaks a wheel  you can shoot it.  But there are certain rewards.  Like thc look on that guy's face  when he let the clutch out. and  the bike roared backwards across  thc street, disappearing into the  Legion, or the woman who  phoned me to thank me ��� seems  when her husband took out his  bike to go riding, it just went back  and forth in the yard cutting  the grass. Then there is the guy  who buys two quarts of oil  each week for his Great Dane,  apparently it ate a motorcycle.  Oh! and a P.S. to George, the  cross-country skier who felt  the snow machine in last week's  column was a threat to the  serenity of his winter wonderland. We arc having the bike  fitted with a keg of brandy, so  if 1 ever find you lying exhausted  and half fro/en in the snow.  we can sit back, have a drink  and do some bench-racing. Till  then keep on stroking.  FOR LEASE: RETAIL STORE  1400 sq. ft. at the Seaside Plaza  After 3:00 p.m. phone 886-2268    Gibsons  Coast News, January 24,1978.  Step up to fitness  Because the fitness Service must pay rental for the  Community Halls il uses for  Us activities, several classes  with insufficient registration to  pay expenses must be cancelled.  These are Eurhythmies and Aerobic Dance, held Tuesdays and  Fridays. 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  in St. Hilda's Hall. Sechelt; and  Yoga with Evans Hcrmon. Thursday noon to 1:00 p.m.. also in  St .Hilda's Hall.  Persons interested in Eurhythmies and Aerobic Dance class  may attend the ��ne held in the  old Gibsons Elementary School  on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m.  to 1:00 p.m.. or one to be starting  on Thursdays from noon until  2:(K) p.m.. as soon as the Welcome Beach Community Hall  renovations are completed. And  other Yoga clus .^ -. .ire gi\ en  by Evans on Mondays horn  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in St,  Hilda's Hall, and on Wednesdays  from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in  WiKnn Creek Community Hall,  plus a Yoga Class for Teenage  Girls on Thursdays from 4:30  to 5:30 p.m. in the Wilson Creek  Scout Hall. For more information on an) of the Fitness  Service's programmes, please  call 885-3611,  MR. SMALL BUSINESSMAN OR  ENTREPRENEURS ABOUT TO GO  INTO BUSINESS  Let a successful retired business person review your  business and plans, making recommendations  which could lead to greater success for you.  Phone J .Gough, CASE Co-ord., FBDB  at 980-6571 or write to 145 W. 15th North Van.  The case for a B.C beer:  Strikes and Spares  This member of one of the Omega volleyball teams that travelled to compete in Mission  this past weekend is shown here making a timely leap whilst a teammate hustles up to  provide whatever support she can.  Soccer  by Bamlbus & Co.  The Wanderer's Soccer Club  dance was a sellout Saturday  as four hundred supporters  boogied and jived to the sound of  the Capers at Elphinstone  High School. Teresa MacDonald,  the lead singer, was well received  by the crowd.  Club members would like to  thank the following people for  their help in the making of such  a successful dance: Jan de Reus,  Terry Duffy, Sechelt School  Board, Gibsons Volunteer  Fire Department and Danny  Weinhandl.  Meanwhile, in Elphinstone  Recreation Committee exhibition  soccer action Sunday, the Wanderers outplayed the Pender  Harbour Bananas 4-1. Bill  Sneddon opened the scoring with  a cool blooper over goalie,  Gordie Kammerle's head. Graham Chapman kept his goal  average moving with his first  hat trick of the season.  Look for Wanderer's black  jackets on the juvenile players in  the near future. Jackets and  shirts can be obtained by club  supporters by contacting Sharon  Turiock or Doug Elson.  The Wanderer's next game is  against North Shore Saints  thi�� Sunday, January 29, at  2:0l    m. at Langdale.  Penally shots: A gold star to  Bob Jones-Perry for his fine work  with   the   Elphinstone   Raiders  by Bud Mulcaster  Art Holden was the big gun  last week rolling a 1005 four  game total in thc Classic League  and came back in thc Phuntasti-  que League with games of 242-  246 and .144 for a 3 game total  of 8.12. In thc same league,  Ricky Buckmasler, a Junior  Y.B.C. bowler, came in as a  spare and rolled a nice 322 single.  Back to thc Classic League.  Vic Marteddu had the highest  score with 312 single and 1017  for four. Freeman Reynolds 273-  1014, Henry Hinz 297-1010 and  Art Holden 264 and 1005. Dianne  Fitchcll was high for the ladies  with a 270 single and 936 for four.  Freeman also rolled a 311  single in thc Ball & Chain League  and Robert Coates rolled his first  300 game in the same league  with a 305 single.  Thc winners of the Y.B.C.  family twosome tournament  held over the holidays were:  9:00 a.m. Banians, Nicky Kirsch  and Gordon Lalhem: 11:00 a.m.  Bantams. Denise Hill and Lance  Davis: Jrs., Michele Whiting and  Neil Redshaw: Seniors,  Sandra  On the rocks  by Pat Edwards  A menifun bonspicl was  organized to replace the ladies  open bonspicl this past weekend.  Results will appear in next week's  column. Thanks to Goddards  Fashions for the donation of  ladies gloves as prizes for this  bonspiel.  Elphinstone school acquited  themselves extremely well this  weekend in the Zone Finals.  Out of eleven teams, they placed  third having lost by only one rock  to thc two teams which go on to  thc finals. In the double knockout tournament they lost to  Sutherland by one point in their  first game against them and won  by one point in thc second game.  Argylc. the other finalist, met  Elphie once and wc lost the round  10 to 9, the other team scoring  one point in thc 10th end to make  thc tic game. Not only did  Elphie acquit themselves well as  playmakers but they were also  one of the most sportsmen like  teams. Like all Elphie teams,  they were the best dressed squad  at thc tournament. They boys  looked spectacular in their black  slacks and turtlenecks with the  gold and black Elphie sweaters.  May all future Elphie players  play as well, look as well and be  as nice as the 1977 team of Darren  Craze, Steve Dulyk, Steve Clayton and Harry Peterson.  The following report was submitted by Bernie Parker about  the Seniors' activities.  The Seniors have finished the  first half of the season with some  very enjoyable and competitive  curling. Our greatest opponents  have been the flu, Reno and  Honolulu. Leaders at the end of  the first half are Bill Fraser with  27 points and Charlie Humm with  21. Andy Gray (old Santa), Tom  London and Bernie Parker are  tied with 20. Bob Foxall, Walt  Nygren and Bill Nasndyk are  close behind. We could still do  with  more spares  and  thirds.  Hanchar and Jamie Gill.  Highest Totals: Tuesday Coffee:  Bev Drombolis 251-636, Phyllis  Hoops 247-648. Nora Solinsky 228  -655. Swingers: Alice Smith  225-558, Ev MacLaren 220-567,  Art Teasdale 220-556. Art Smith  232-604. Gibsons 'A': Kathy  Clark 245-620. Ann Knowlcs 258-  620, Larry Braun 258-675, Vic  Marteddu 277-694. Wednesday  Coffee: Hazel Skytte 243-665,  Carole Skytte 283-676. Dianne  Fitchcll 289-763, Nora Solinsky  285-793. BaU & Chain: Emma  Butcher 267-696, Robert Coates  305-690, Ken Skytte 281-708,  Brian Butcher 272-712, Freeman  Reynolds 311-755. Gary Tourigny  269-760. Phuntastlque: Sharon  Krause 207-596, Vic Marteddu  252-682. Henry Hinz 263-724,  Jim Middleton 286-780, Art  Holden 344-832. Legion: G.  Turenne 221-604, R. Vaughn  273-629. Dan Weinhandl 236-  629, Ken Skytte 271-734. Senior  Y.B.C: Ann Husband 235-  582, Colleen Bennett 209-590,  Gwen McConnell 234-593. Ricky  Buckmaster 236-647, Jeff Mulcaster 276-733.  Hopefully there will be no more  flu, even if the sunny south  continues to be tough competition.  The Senior curlers are very  sorry to announcing thc passing  away of Pam London, one of our  fine skips. We will all remember  him as a real friend and a fine  curler.  SALE  Up to 50% OFF  THE FAB SHOP  Sunnycrest Shopping  Centre        886-2231  tide tables  Tue.Jan.24  0630  1205  1645  2355  Wed. Jan. 25  0700  1230  1740  14.7  10.2  13.1  3.4  14.8  9.7  13.0  Thur. Jan. 26  0025  0720  1310  1820  Frl. Jan. 27  0050  0745  1350  1910  3.7  14.9  9.2  12.8  4.3  15.1  8.6  12.5  Reference:  Point Atkinson  Sat. Jan. 28  0130  0820  1430  2000  5.1  15.1  8.0  12.2  GIBSONS LANES  Hwy 101, 886-2086  Sun.Jan.29  0210  0855  1515  2100  Mon. Jan. 30  0250  0930  1615  2210  6.0  15.2  7.3  11.9  7.2  15.1  6.6  11.7  Friday i. * -onlay 7 ��� 11 p.m.  Sunday J ��� 5 p.m. and 9 -11 p.m.  Don't renew your car insurance  until you've asked ab  ������  All B.C. vehicles must carry  the Basic Autoplan insurance.  Thisprotechongives you coverage of $75,000 third Party Legal  Liability and "No Fault"  Accident Benefits.  If you feel this isn't adequate  for your needs, ask any Autoplan  agent or Motor Vehicle Branch  office about the wide range of  optional coverage that is  available.  I   If you feel you need more  Third Party Legal Liability  0 coverage, it is available in  amounts from $100,000 to  $10 million.  2    Worried about fire, theft,  windstorm, lightning?  9) Specified Perils provides  coverage against this and is  available with a $50 deductible.  3   What about Comprehensive  coverage? It provides pro-  9} tecbon against virtually all  risks, including glass breakage,  but not including collision damage. This is available as a package  with Collision insurance or separately with a $50 deductible.  4   Many motorists purchase  Collision coverage which  ��� pays for the cost of repairs  to your vehicle in the event of an  accident when you are at fault.  This is available only with  Comprehensive in a wide choice  of deductibles.  JYoumayhaveaddiforid7  equipment such as a tape  # deck not installed by the  manufacturer, a camper, canopy,  winch, citizens band radio or  other special equipment. You can  be covered for these items and  others. Any Autoplan agent or  Motor Vehicle Branch office can  provide you with information on  this and other Autoplan  coverages.  6   You can purchase Loss ol  Vehicle Use coverage, so  9 that if your vehicle is not  dnveable as a result of an  accident - for which you are  responsible-you will be reimbursed for the cost of a substitute means of transportation.  You are covered, under your  basic policy, for Loss of Vehicle  Use, if the loss is by theft.  31 Make certain you are in the  1 proper rate class, which is  % based on vehicle use and the  principal operator.  4fe    Do you hate line-ups? For  II    your own convenience  %aTS renew early. The deadline  for renewal is midnight, Tuesday,  February 28,1978.  9i   If you want to finance your  |   premiums, the Corporation  9 has established an Autoplan  premium linoncing plan, that any  Autoplan agent or Motor Vehicle  Branch office can explain to you.  IjfaV    To renew simply take  !��� ���    your renewal form to  l^fFO any Autoplan agent oi  Motor Vehicle Branch office.  They will help you complete it,  or make any changes and provide you with new decals and  an insurance certificate. If you  do not receive a renewal form  by mail, take your present  Vehicle Licence/Owner's  Certificate and dnver's licence  to any Autoplan agent or Motor  Vehicle Branch office.  British Columbia's Autoplan is independent and self-supporting. In Manitoba and Saskatchewan, government operated auto  insurance plans are partially subsidized and offer poorer benefits  than received by B.C. motorists. Still, ICBC rates are in line and  sometimes lower. Here are examples for your specific region.  DRIVER: 30 years and over, or       COVERAGE Public Liability  any female or married and Pto|X)rty  male ovei 25. No acci- Damage $200,000  dents in B.C. in the last Collision $ 100  2 years, 3 years else- deductil lie  where Vehicle used Coni| irehei isi ve  for pleasure only. $50 deductible.  AUTOMOBILES  1970 Buick Skylark  1974 Ford Mustang II  1976 Dodge Coronet  Nanaimo Swift Current FlmFlon  B.C. Sask, Man  $173 '$148 $133  '$186 '$\9\ $150  $203 $224 $182  ComiHititivt: rates ate ftom the 1977 Insurers Advisory Organization ol Canada truimw]  ��� INSURANCE  CORPORATION  Of BRITISH COUUMHA  Where the Dnver Sets the Rates  MOTOR VEHICLE BRANCH  SUB-OFFICE  LOCATED IN  Sunshine Coast  Credit Union  Cowrie Street, Sechelt       885-3744  COMPLETE SERVICE NEW OR RENEWAL  I 8. Coast News, January 24,1978.  Some positive educational notes  bi Paul Handstn  A month ago, on December 13,  I made my first contribution to  litis paper. It took the t'urm of  hi editorial in response to contrasting opinions offered by two  respected "pen-people" - Pam  Gross of the Press and George  Matthews of the Coast News,  i Happy birthday. Pant; no hard  ��� ���clings, George? I  \s thc centre of controversy  v as and is the upcoming school  budget, I felt comfortable enough  lo throw m\ positive input into  the fra\. For not only do I claim  i have some knowledge of school  related matters, it is also my  sincere intention to befriend all  embers of the educational community, io extend "superhighway access" to jn\ goodness  hich the) may discover on thc  immediate premises of my frame  i : reference. Ihe only desired  viiii I am seeking for my  openness is to taste with you  the sweet nectar of "growth".  ( ertainly I mean "growth" for  veryone, but. for the main  thrust today, I address myself  specifically to the individual  i lassroom teacher. Before I  elaborate. I would like to pre-  face my remarks with a written,  figurative "wink" to all teachers  out there.  Personally, from me to you, I  teel a humble, shared awareness as to the innermost mechanism of a teacher. I base this  evidence partially on the strength  o! a decade of involvement with  youth of all kinds in two countries, .lo zero in a bit more, I  will tell you that I too have wrestled endlessly with the dilemma  of whether or not more can be  accomplished from inside the  format school structure or from  thc outside. Before total madness sets in, I devised a ten-  question self-test. The format  was simple, yet definitively  effective.  1 formulated the questions with  an eye towards putting down my  idea of proper teaching conditions. The task at hand was to  write down "yes" or "no"  after each condition - is it happening or not? Because I believed  in the validity of the exam, the  results dictated the tendering of  my resignation within the week.  One month later. I began an  enterprise with fourteen sets of  parent(s) studentls) designed to  focus on the exact position of  the individual. Once identified,  all concerned let go with a steady  barrage of exercises aimed at  fostering a positive self-concept;  hence, a rebuilding of spirit.  What happened in those six  months. January ��� June of last  year was well-documented enthusiastically, for I discovered  how important it is to learn, as  well as teach. I don't mean to  infer anything by thc submittance  of my quiz for your perusal. It  has always facilitated my decision-making to be able to gaze  into an objective mirror for a  spelt. Enter the "looking glass".  Please answer "yes" or "no" -  there will be no "maybe"!  I. Am I able to govern my  conduct in thc classroom as a  person dedicated to enhancing  the mental, physical, emotional,  and spiritual growth of the individual pupil?  J& C Electronics Cowrie Street, Sechelt introduces  Inqlia  'TAKE A HOLIDAY  HOME WITH YOU'  WINTER PROMOTION  You could win one of five holidays for  two in Hawaii.  Be sure lo come in and see our new line of   Inglis appliances  ���   washers,   dryers,  ranges, refrigerators.  EVERYTHING YOU'DEXPECT AND THEN  SOME.  (      Attention  *      Commercial  Fishermen  February 1st- 1:30 p.m.  at Roberts Creek Community Hall  Sol Sinclair will be present to hear  written and verbal submissions on the  Licence Limitation Program.  We stress the importance of submitting  written briefs.  Sunshine Coast residents only for verbal  submissions.  M.P. Jack  Pearsall will also be present.  Attention Fishermen  ��  The First Canadian Bank  Bank of Montreal  886-2216     GIBSONS  ONLY BANK ON THE PENINSULA  SIX DAY  BANKING SERVICE !  (Gibsons Only)  BANKING HOURS  Monday - Thursday  Friday -  Saturday -  10:00-  10:00  10:00  3:00  ���6:00  ���3:00  Working  to Serve You Better  LET'S TALK  2. Am 1 able to he "impeccably  honest" with the students in  regards to major issues of the  times?  ^. Am I able to cam thc same,  mutual respect from thc students  that I would like them to have  for me?  4. Am 1 able to present my  own opinion on matters that I'm  instructed to pass on to students  by the Ministry?  5. Do 1 wear clothes at school  that I feel the most comfortable  in?  n. Have I taken steps to remove all barricades in the way of  allowing students a crystalline  view of who I am?  7. Do I allow fellow colleagues  this same perspective?  8. Have I made it my duty to  act as a responsible member of  the universal citizenry by providing my own system of accountability as a human being  first, and a teacher, second?  9. Am I staying away from  subtle, possibly subconscious,  mind-control tactics when interpreting material?  10. Do I understand the  workings of the school system  and the resultant implications  for all members of the community?  "To thine own self be true!"  In closing, 1 must admit to a  less than concrete understanding,  as yet, concerning position and  direction of our local school  system. However. I have had  the most pleasurable experience  of substitute teaching for a recent  three-day span which put me in  touch with some fine young  people. It felt right and good for  us to come to the conclusion that  our only differences stemmed  from the disciplines of biology  and chronology - O.K. let's toss  in earthy environment, too!  You should have been there to  sec the "whirring intellects",  observed in a hushed silence  upon thc declaration that I would  not stand in the way of an announced need for performance of  a necessary bodily function!  It further excited me to witness  an impromptu, but orderly group  discussion about the effectiveness  of the present student council  as a representative body in  dealing with staff and administration.  By the third day, most of class  members and I were communicating favourably, with a solid  foundation for a relationship  having been laid. What a thrill  lo be able to dispense with  external irrelevancies (e.g.  "appearance" and "ego") and  focus on omnidirectional, yet interrelated concepts of learning.  See you next time.  For interesting reading, consult any and all works of John  Holt and Alfred Adler.  Witnesses gather  Sechelt Tax Service -  1977 tax notes  NotvMks that's what wc call a garbage pick-up. The sad and undignified end for this  Austin was spotted at the Vancouver docks and photographed for the Coast News by  Viktors Kalve.  RHOSP'S.    RPP'S   &    RRSPS  by Casey Biennan  You might ask why I am discussing these savings plans. The  reason is simple, 1 see them as a  way that the average wage  earner can use the tax laws to  save himself money. Many  people are intimidated by paperwork. They avoid it because  they are not used to it. or they  don't understand what is going  on. O.K., each of us is different,  but if those who are intimidated  would take the time to investigate the plans available, then  pick one that is satisfactory to  them they will find in most cases,  the paperwork will be done by the  institution handling their plan.  These plans are big business,  and the competition between  banking institutions is fierce.  They will bend over backwards  to help you.  In general, thc first requirement for using these plans is  that you want to save money.  They are not simply tax dodges  but are primarily savings plans.  Annual White Cane Week for the blindPrio,ortwlt "   h  With thc Diamond Jubilee of  thc Canadian National Institute  for the Blind coming up next  month officials across the country  are busy gathering together the  highlighs of CNIB's sixty years  of service.  "In that period blind persons  have advanced far more in the  past two centuries of Canada's  history," explained George  Gibbs, local District Administrator, CNIB.  In an interview for White Cane  Week, thc annual education  period sponsored by his organization and The Canadian Council  of the Blind. Mr. Gibbs told how  blind persons have reduced the  limitations of their handicap  through special training in thc  skills   of   independence,    new  electronic aids such as the  Talking Calculator and CNIB's  development of more than 40  types of careers now open to  blind persons.  "Only one area has not kept  pace with thc passing years ��� the  pity attitude of the sighted.  People still hand money to blind  pedestrians when they pass on  thc street or insist on paying  the bill in a restaurant, even  though thc blind person is a  stranger. Such actions only  embarrass the blind person,"  Mr. Gibbs said.  When speaking to a blind person thc sighted shy away from  words like "watch", "see" and  "read". "This only emphasizes  the handicap and builds a higher  wall between them." he said.  "I realize vision is an absorbing  power that most people cannot  understand how anyone operates  without it," he said, "but rehabilitation, higher education,  information in Braille and tape,  subsitute for sight."  That is why this White Cane  Week CNIB and CCB are focussing on false attitudes towards  blindness. He recommended a  more positive point of view when  dealing with blind persons.  CNIB can supply information  which could be helpful in developing a positive attitude. The White  Cane Week slogan contains the  key - "Put the accent on ability".  Remember, blind people do the  same things as thc sighted bul  use different methods.  Christmas in the Okanagan  by Klahowya  We were out for our traditional Christmas morning walk.  The briskly cold Oliver breeze  caused us to quicken our pace and  it wasn't long before we sought  the warmth of a cafe.  As we entered, we were  surprised to see a band playing  at one end, and half of the cafe  set up for what looked like a  formal dinner. Our first impulse  was to retreat to the sidewalk  but our curiosity got the better  of us as we noticed some friends  sitting in one of two rows of  chairs near the back of the  large room.  Our friends told us to help  ourselves to some free coffe and  birthday cake.  "Birthdav Cake?." I asked.  Upwards of a hundred persons  from the Sechell area will be  meeting with some nine hundred  others from thc Powell River,  Squamish. Pemberton and North  Shore areas in thc beautiful new  SALE  Up to 50% OFF  THE FAB SHOP  Sunnycrest Shopping  Centre       886-2231  assembly nail of Jehovah's Witnesses at 15577, 82nd Street,  Surrey, on January 28th and  29th.  The purpose will be for Christian fellowship and bible instruction out-lining thc real hope for  our difficult days, and the perfect  solution of mankind's problems.  The main talk, arranged for  public convenience, will be on  Sunday, at 2:00 p.m. entitled  "Have faith in the Good news."  All welcome, no collection.  "Yes, Birthday cake, it's  Christ's  Birthday,  you   know."  Again, the feeling of getting  out quickly crept through me  as the thought of spending  some time with a bunch of religious zealots left me colder  than the outside air. Our friends  insisted that we get some coffee,  so we helped ourselves.  The cake was huge. It measured four feet by twelve feet and  consisted of forty different cakes.  There were a number of notes on  the wall that my wife copied  down: 1. This Birthday cake  is to honour Jesus Christ. It  contains seven different kinds of  fruit representative of the Spirit  of Christ which are love, joy,  peace, gentleness, long suffering,  goodness, meekness, faith and  temperance. A crumb of this  cake will help us celebrate his  Birthday Party. 2. This cake and  coffee are free to everyone.  Please eat hearty and let us  put aside all things that would  divide or separate us. 3. A live,  undecoraed, potted Christmas  tree: this live evergreen tree  is fully ornamental, having been  decorated by thc hand of God and  represents the spirit of love  that created every live being on  earth.  The yodelling brought our  attention back to the band and  I decided to talk to the lady in  charge to find out more about this  unusual celebration.  Marg and Walt Barnett told  me they were "just two senior  citizens doing their thing."  I asked if they had done it before  and Marg told me they had done  it one other time in 1964 in a  large restaurant they owned in  Kansas City. At that time, they  had 15,000 people from as far  awry as India. Japan and Africa  join in the celebration. The  people sitting at the front of the  cafe having a beautiful formal  dinner were mostly senior citizens. Thc dinner's cost was  largely subsidized by Marg and  Walt Barnett.  We left there feeling a true  joy that is most often forgotten  in the hustle of our modern  materialistic carnival called  Christmas.  A postscript to this surprising  experience is that Marg and Walt  sponsor a weekly Jamboree  every Sunday night where local  talent meets to share Nashvillelike music. Wouldn't it be great  to have something like this on  the Peninsula. If you're ever up  Oliver way, drop in and check  thc Barnetts out at the United  Coffee Shop near the theatre  on Oliver's main street.  had been abuses of these plans  by the individuals using them.  These abuses have caused Ottawa  to tighten the regulations governing the removal of funds. Nevertheless, these plans, if properly  used, are good vehicles for  saving, while at the same time  providing tax savings now.  Specifically, Registered Home  Ownership Savings Plans  (RHOSP's) arc a way that people  of any age can save towards thc  purchase of a home or furnishings for that home. This is how  they work: you must be 18 years  of age; you cannot own any real  propcry in Canada in the years  in which you contribute to a  RHOSP: you are allowed to contribute a maximur of $1000 a  year to a total figuic of $10,000.  Interest paid on thc funds on  deposit in a RHOSP is not taxable  as long as it remains in the plan.  You can have only one RHOSP  in your lifetime. There arc no  taxes due on these funds if they  are used for the purchase of a  home or furnishings for that  home. If they are used for any  other purpose they become taxable income. Here are two  examples. If an individual puts  $1000 a year into a RHOSP at  8% interest for ten years, he  would have $14,485.60 to use  towards the purchase of a home.  If a single person, with income of  $10,000 per year puts $1000  into a RHOSP. he would get  back $275 from Ottawa. That  $275 represents 7.14 days of his  life spent working.  Now, some information about  Registered Retirement Savings  Plans. Basically, they work  like this: you put your savings  into RRSP, thereby reducing  your taxable income. This means  that you pay less taxes to Ottawa  now. In the future, when you  retire, your RRSP pays you a  yearly income.  This income is taxable, but it  is assumed that the percentage  you pay in tax will be smaller  than that which you pay now.  Also, the first $1000 of this type  of pension income is tax free,  thus further lowering your taxable income. One further item  is that interest earned by funds  in a RRSP is not taxable, unlike  Going through the Change of Light?       i  CRTC hearings soon  WHETHER WIRING A NEW HOME, OR ADDING AN OUTLET, I  OFFER YOU PERSONALISED SERVICE AT ONE OF THE MOST  REASONABLE RATES ON THE PENINSULA.  L  SUPERIOR ELECTRIC  FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE  CALL R. SIMPKINS  885-2412  FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE  oj  by Marianne West  The CRTC hearing to be held  in Vancouver at thc Hyatt Regency on February 23, 1978. will  include thc CBC's application  for the renewal of its AM Radio  licence for CBU and thc L.P.R.  Transmitter across the province.  This hearing provides an op-  Wood Heaters  rated at 80% efficiency  BURNS A MINIMUM OF 12 HOURS  SENSITIVE AUTOMATIC  THERMOSTAT  Maintains selected temperatures at ease for home comfort. (No electricty required)  Air enters here through dual-  range draft-damper, giving  as much or as little heat as  you want. Just by setting the  thermostat.  7 Essential Points to Effective and Efficient Wood Burning:  1. Air tight construction  2. Preheated secondary air  3. Preheated combustion air directly on wood  4. Large firebox for long flame path  5. Sensitive thermostat controlled  6. Safety thermostat automatically shuts off air preventing  overheating.  7. Fire burns minimum 12 hours  2 Models Available  for Your Selection  call now  THOMAS HEATING  Gibsons 886-7111  Authorized DIstrlDutor of   Valley Comfort Wood Heaters  14 Years Experience     Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1967.  C-31  height 35" Width 34'/i"  Depth 22'/i" Weight 195 lbs.  $398.  C-26  Height 35" Length 28"  Depth 22'/i" Weight 170 lbs.  $383.  portunity for everyone to express  their ideas and feelings about  CBC radio in B.C. There is no  need to write formal briefs,  letters will be welcomed by thc  CRTC to be received by February  3rd 1978. Copies must be sent to  thc CBC. 700 Hamilton Street,  Vancouver, V6B 2R5 by registered mail and the receipt enclosed with thc original letter,  also registered to the CRTC.  100 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa.  K1AON2.  The Friends of the CBC will  submit a brief and to save expenses will arrange for dispatch  of letter if anyone so desires.  Contact Maryanne West at  886-2147.  interest paid on funds in a normal  savings account that is taxable.  If you belong to a Registered  Pension Plan (RPP) where you  work, you are already getting  some of your tax dollars back  and may not even realize it.  Whether or not you have a RPP,  1 think that you should consider  putting some of your savings  into a Registered Retirement  Savings Plan (RRSP). Here are  a few questions and answers  that may help you decide if a  RRSP is for you.  Who Is eligible to contribute:  Anyone under 71 years of age  who is employed or self-employed. You may also contribute  to a plan for your spouse up to  the allowed maximum for your  income.  How much can you contribute?  As much as you want to, but  you can only reduce your taxable  income by an amount equal to  20% of your net earned income,  or $5500 for any single taxation  year. If you belong to a RPP  where you work, thc total amount  that you can use lo reduce your  taxable income is limited to a  combined maximum of $3500 per  year. If you need specific information on how much you  can contribute, go to a tax office  or to an institution that offers  RRSP's  Are all RRSP's alike? No!  There are many different types  of RRSP's, and you will have lo  pick and choose that plan that is  best for you; one Ihat gives you  security for your funds. Ihat pays  a good rate of return, that allows  access to your funds in an emergency, and that has low. clearly  explained fees for registering,  managing and terminating your  plan.  Can you get lo your funds In  an emergency? Yes. but. as  mentioned above, new lighter  regulations have been issued by  Ottawa on thc removal of funds  from RRSP's and you should be  totally familiar wilh those rules  before you decide to take money  from your RRSP.  Is the Interest earned by a  RRSP taxable? No.  What happens If I die before  I reach retirement age? Nothing,  as long as the funds in the RRSP  are rolled over into another  RRSP for your spouse.  What happens at age 71?  Al that time any funds that have  not yet been withdrawn from  your RRSP must be removed.  You then have two choices;  pay tax on the money left and  keep the remainder; or place the  entire amount into an income  annuity contract and thus again  avoid paying tax.  Here is an example of thc  immediate effect of a RRSP on  thc tax bills of two average  Canadians. Wcs and Stan  Canuck are two married taxpayers. They each have two  children under the age of sixteen  and wives who do not work.  They each make $15,000 a year  working at Port Mellon. Wes's  taxable income is $9780. and he  pays $2234 in taxes. Stan, who  contributes $3000 to a RRSP.  has a taxable income of $6780.  and he pays $1354 in taxes. Stan  gets an extra $880 of spendable  income for this year, plus he has  $3000 in thc bank.  Some odds and ends. Pensions  received from the Canadian  Forces can be totally deducted  from income if they are put into  a RRSP. This is in addition to  thc standard RRSP deduction.  Any Lump Sum payment lhal is  received can be put into a RRSP  and deducted from income without affecting the standard KRSP  deduction.  One final Important note.  You can contribute lo a RHOSP  or RRSP until Ihe Isl of March  of Ihis year and have those funds  applied toward your deduction  for the 1977 tax year. After that  dale, the funds will apply to the  1978 tax year. So if you arc  considering either plan, do your  shopping around now. so you will  have plenty of time to make up  your mind.  Next week: Moving expenses  HAPPY  25th  BIRTHDAY,  LEE Coast News, January 24,1978.  COAST NEWS   CLASSIFIED ADS  Classified Ad Policy  All listings 50C per line per week.  or me the Economical 3 for 2 rate  3 weeks for the price of 2  Minimum  $2.00  per  Insertion.  All fees payable prior to Insertion.  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  * In the event of an error the  publisher shall be responsible for  one corrected Insertion only.  This offer Is made available for private Individuals.  These Classifications  ��� free  - Coming Events  -Lost  - Found  Print yonr ad In the squares Including the price of the Item and your telephone number. Be sure to have a blank space 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 1V0, or  bring In person to the Coast News office, Gibsons  DROPOFF POINTS; Campbell's Shoes & Leather Goods Store, Sechelt  Westersund's Chemists .Pender Harbour.  Obituaries      Announcements        Personal  Work Wanted  Wanted  Coast News  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  VON 1VO  CLASSIFICATION:  Eg. For Sale, For Rent, etc.  L  DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON ���  Warwick: Passed away quietlv  January 20. 1978. Ellen Warwick,  late of Gibsons, aged 83. Survived by two sons. Jack and Bill,  two daughters, Francis and  Belle, thirteen grandchildren and  seven great-grandchildren.  Funeral service Wednesday.  January 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the  Gibsons United Church. Rev.  Annette Rcinhardt officiating.  Interment Seaview Cemetery.  Devlin Funeral Home Directors,  Coming Events  GIBSONS WILDLIFE CLUB  Regular general meetings 1st  Wednesday of each month, 7:30  p.m. at Clubhouse. tfn  The Lion's Share of Personal Sale Items  can be Found Under Close Scrutiny  Only In the Coast News Classifieds  If it's a Tradesman or Professional  Service that you require be sure to look  first In thc Sunshine Coast Business  Directory.  It's never too late  We're glad to have you join our  fight, to force excess poundage  out of sight, determination and  support is the key. I help you  and you help me! Join us at  TOPS meetings at 1:00 p.m. on  Thursdays at thc old Gibsons  Elementary School. H  Survival First Aid  A new 8-hour course starts on  Feb. 10th at 7:00 p.m. Fee $8.00.  Please register with instructor  Mary Fraser, 886-25)2. Continuing Education. #5  Jewelery Making Classes  For more information call Irene  Blueth at 886-7667. #6  WOMEN'S CENTRE  Roberts Creek, 885-3711. Drop-in  library, information, Thursdays  11:00-4:00. tfn  Mothers interested in keeping  Tot Lot operating in Ihe Gibsons  area please attend a meeting on  Monday, Jan. 30 at 8:00 p.m..  Contact 886-7193 or 886-7352.   U  St. Bartholomews Anglican  Church St. Valentine's Tea and  Bake Sale in Church Hall, Saturday, Feb. 4th, 2-4 p.m. ��  ON JOINING TOPS  This is the reason 1 came to  TOPS' To slim down my figure  so nothing pops!/ If I had only  learned to eat much less/ Then  I wouldn't be in such a mess.  But now I'd like to stop all this  inflating./ And instead become  a TOPS in waiting.  Conic to Q TOPS meeting on  Thursday. 1:00 p.m. at the old  Gibsons Elementary School,     ttb  PROVINCE OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  CHANGE OF NAME ACT  (section 6)  Notice of Application  Fur Change of Name  NOTICE is hereby giu'ii thai an  application will be made to the  Director of Vital Statistics for a  change of name, pursuant to the  provisions  of the   "Change   of  Name Act" by me:- Gail Cierman  of RR 111. Gibsons, B.C. in the  Province   of   British   Columbia.  as follows:  To change my name from Gail  Cierman to Corlyn Cierman.  Dated this 17th Day of Januarv,  1978. Gail Cierman  Thanks for all the cards and  flowers and get-well wishes I  received while in Lions Gate  Hospital.  Mrs. Catherine Mandclkau  ATTENTION AREA 'A' SENIOR  CITIZENS: Every Monday night  at thc Pender Harbour Community Hall from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.  the Pender Harbour Senior  Citizens Branch #80 enjoy carpet  bowling, shuffle board, pool,  cards and other activities. Come  and join us. we welcome you.  Entertainment committee: Jack  Hcidcma. 883-9973. #7  Thc German Conversation course  in thc Continuing Education  program originally scheduled for  Sat. will now be held on Mon.  night at 8:00 p.m. at Chatclcch  starting Jan. 30th. Those interested contact Klaus Peter Haukc  at 886-9608. #4  Find Out About  the BAHA'I FAITH  Phone 886-7355 or 886-2078.     #6  DISCERNING ADULTS: Shop  discreetly by mail. Send $1.00  for our latest ft 'y illustrated  catalogue of marital aids for  both ladies and gentlemen.  Direct Action Marketing Inc.  Dept. U.K., P.O. Box 3268,  Vancouver, B.C. V6B 3X9.       tfn  Alcoholics Anonymous meetings,  Gibsons Athletic Hall. 8:30 p.m.  Every Monday. 886-9059 or  886-9904 for information.       #26  Work Wanted  Bob Kelly Clean Up Ltd.  A load on this truck  is a load off your mind!  886-9433    ' tfn  Fully Qualified Electrician  it Free Estimates it  886-2546 tfn  * CAT-BACKHOE *  GRAVEL TRUCK AVAILABLE  Land clearing, Septic systems  886-9633 886-9365  Carpenter with Work Boat  Any size job appreciated.   Call  886-2737. #5  Will do typing in my home. Have  electric typewriter. References  available upon request.    Phone  886-2924. #5  CARPENTER  With 20 years experience, available now for small jobs in Gibsons  Roberts Creek area only. Gord  Lindsay. 886-2332. #6  HIGGS MARINE SURVEYS LTD.  Insurance claims, condition and  valuation surveys. Serving the  Sunshine Coast and B.C. Coastal  Waters. Phone: 885-9425,  885-9747, 885-3643.886-9546. tfn  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  EXPERIENCED CARPENTER  Renovations, etc.     Reasonable.  Ref's available. 885-3900. #6  Journeyman carpenter. All types  of construction, new or old.  Work guaranteed. 886-7160.    #6  Moving it hauling, gardening,  rubish removal, house and  garden clean-ups. 886-9503.     #6  Young man, trained Licensed  Practical Nurse, seeks full time  employment on Sunshine Coast.  Live in preferred. Ask for Dennis  at 685-4741. #6  Get Ready for Spring!  Fruit tree pruning, gardens dug,  perrenials divided. ALSO 1-ton  truck for hire, light moving and  hauling. 886-9294. tfn  Woman to house clean two  houses a week. 886-9165. #4  r~ ���������T  |    CLIP& 1  I SAVE     I  | YOUR FRUIT TREES I  ��� SHOULD BE PRUNED |  3 NOW '  ���FOR A BETTER YIELD I  |AND HEALTHIER LIFE.|  J Reasonable Rates '  I     Call 885-3537      1  Wanted  Fast, Clean, Efficient  CHIMNEY CLEANING  Vacuum equipped. 886-778S. tfn  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  UK LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creeks  Timber Wanted plus Alder  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D & 0 Log  Sorting Ltd. I'hone 886-7896 or  886-7700.  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons 886-2812  12' - 16' Travel trailer to sleep  4 -6people. 883-2296anytime.#5  24" resaw or shake blocks. $150.  a cord. Leave message at  885-2686 or after 6 p.m. at  885-5374. #13  Thc Gibsons Alternate School  needs small electric and gas  motors donated for students to  work on. 886-7221. 14  Help   WanteT  Lifeguard Swim Instructors  The Village of Gibsons for their  new swimming pool invite applications for  above  positions on  a part-time and full-time basis.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  CURRENT:     I.    RLSS National  Lifeguard Service Award or RLSS  Bronze Cross or Y.M.C.A. Senior  Life Saving Award and  2.  Red Cross ��� Royal Lite Saving  Society Joint  Instructors certifications.  Applications may be obtained at:  Municipal Hall. Gibsons, or  mailed to: Mr. George Boclt,  Aquatic Supervisor. Village of  Gibsons, P.O. Box .140. Gibsons.  B.C. VON IVO. ffA  mm  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  r******** AUTOMOTIVE *********  JAMIESON AUTOMOTIVE  TOYOTA  New 8. Used Car Sales  All Make, Parts 8. Services  Gibsons AL JAMIESON Phone 886-7919  f NEEDTIRES^  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on Highway tot  , i'hone 886-2700  ******* BUILDING SUPPLY ********  TWIN CREEK LUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  Everything for your building Needs  Free Estimates Phone 886-2291-2   j  1��*    ntnraMHwul      Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Blfolds,  / TV J     Construction Plywood, and all Accessories.  ��urst eirttrir Ito.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons, Roberts Creek & Madeira Park  885-3133  J. McKenzie Ron Blair, P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd. P.O. Box 367 Sechelt   VON 3A0  Gibsons      |��ltl\BE ELECTRIC trd.)    886-?6os  RESIDENTIAL-COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL  Maintenance    Pole Line   Electronics  ������POWER   TO   THE   PEOPLE"  **********    EXCAVATING    *******  'MISC. SERVICES t  Zeis? QrapRvX  it si^olii'm tsm screen prihWy  tCUWmlMm. RA@TR|SM, 886-2640  P. M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  P.O. Box 609  Sechelt, B.C.  Bus. 885-2332  Res. 888-7701  Delivery Phone 886-9221  Highway 101, Gibsons  CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterlines. etc  Ph 8B5-2921 Roberts   Creek  J. B. EXCAVATING 886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage installation  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing  TH'si  F0RR  ent  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying  Gibsons  A  Girl S Guys  it  Complete Professional Hair Care  it Painless Ear Piercing  886-2120  "Serving  Langdale  tc Earls  Cove"  V.  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields   *-  ********* CARPENTRY **********  ( CADRE CONSTRUCTION LTD.  - HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION -  Framing, remodelling, additions  Payne Road Gibsons 886-2311  STANHILSTAD ROOFING  DUROID. SHAKES  ORREROOFING  L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations - Ready-Mix Concrete  885-9666 Porpoise Bay Road Box 172, Sechelt, B.  W. W. UPHOLSTERY & BOAT TOPS LTD.  Everything for your upholstery needs  ������__.-    FOAM-PLEXIGLASS SALES      ���������,  886-7310 I779Wyngaerty  THOMAS HEATING  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE TO ALL MAKES  SEW EASY  Cowrie St. Sechelt 885-2725  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Ole s Cove  B85-9973 8862938  Commercial Containers available  Gibsons  RR 1, Port Mellon Highway       Phone 886-2923  R & B BULLDOZING & BACKHOE  GRAVELTRUCK  Septic Systems   Land Cleari ng  886-9633 or 886-9365  OIL BURNER SERVICE  Complete Instrument  set-up ol lurnace  886-7111  ********** Cabinets **********  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cablnetsand Fixtures it 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   it Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty  885-3417  R. BIRKIN  Beach  Ave.,   Roberts   Creek       885-3310  SUNSHINE KITCHENS  CABINETS - REMODELLING  Showroom in Twilight TheatreBldg. 886-9411  ~H3k  Quality Farm & Garden Supplies Ltd.  886-7527  Pratt Rd.,  Gibsons  Marv Volen  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  886-959/  * Feed  * Pet Food  * Fencing  * Fertilizer  CARMI CRANE SERVICE  Industrial or Residential Lifting  Phone  886-2401 or 886-2312  ********* ELECTRIC   ***********      ********* PLUMBING **********  ANDREASSEN    ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving the Sunshine Coast  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  CLOCKS REPAIRED  Hanbury Road      885-3163  RAYCOATESPLUMBING  886-7695  Contract Renovations & Service Work  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING-PIPEFITTING-STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  Gutters _. Eaves Troughs  Phone:  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  Commercial one 0009 Maintenance  Residential 000-��!M Continuous  GIBSONS LAWN MOWER &  CHAl N SAW SERVICE 886-2912  Gibsons Industrial Park, #5, Shaw Rd.  "Repairs to all makes"  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving 8. Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials lor Sale  ^ Phone 886-2864     Member Allied Van Lines     RR   I. Gibsons  r  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbou r  Res. 886-9949  PERMATRUSS FABRICATORS     Estimates  (Gibsons) Ltd. 886-7318  Located next to Windsor Plywood p o. Box 748  At rear of Shannon Industrial Supplies Gibsons, B.C.  DOGWOOD    till   886-2888  ��� Breakfast  ��� Lunches  ��� Dinners Gibsons, B.C.1 Coast News, January 24,1978.  Pets  My name is Jake. I am a friendly,  v. ell-trained medium sized male  Spaniel. I was left at thc ferry  terminal. Could someone please  give me a good home? 886-8045.  #5  Spayed female Cierman Shepherd  looking lor good home with room  to run, excellent watchdog,  (���real with kids. 886-9774.        #6  For Sale  White washer & dryer. Viking.  Good running order. $275.00.  886-0419. Jr5  TREE FARMER SKIDDER 1965  CSBD., 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  HANDMADE  MITTS 886-7806  BRITISH COLUMBIA  ASSESSMENT AUTHORITY  PUBLIC NOTICE  In accordance with Section 37, Subsection 12, of the Assessment Act, notice  is hereby given that the Courts of Revision  set up to hear appeals against the Real  Property Assessment Roll for School  District #46 comprising  ���Village of Gibsons  ���Village of Sechelt  ���Rural Area of Vancouver Collection  District within School District #46  will hold its first sitting on Wednesday,  February 1st, 1978 at 9:00 a.m. at the  following addresses:  Municipal Hall,  1490 South Fletcher Road,  Gibsons, B. C.  and  Legion Hall,  Sechelt, B. C.  Appellants will be notified of the date,  time and place of their hearings.  R. C. Winterburn,  Area Assessor  OniUsj;  n__  a 885-3271  Wharf Road, Sechelt  (Beside Golden City Restaurant)  REVENUE ��� This older duplex has 3 bedrooms on the  upper floor with a large kitchen. Good size living room with  fireplace and view. Lower suite has 2 bedrooms and sun  porch lor storage or? $4,000. down and rent covers balance.  Chuck Dowman 885-9374.  GIBSONS - NEW NEW NEW - Located on Chaster Road,  close to the new school, this 3 bedroom ranch style attractive  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 right! $42,900  Jim Wood 885-2571.  ROBERTS CREEK WATERFRONT - What would you do  if you owned a 2 acre lot with 142' ol prime waterfrontage?  The possibilities are endless, and to top it all it can be subdivided, so you would be looking at an investment also.  The asking price is $79,000. but give me a call and try your  olter. Jim Wood 885-2571.  GOWER POINT ROAD - VIEW - Large new 3 bedroom,  wilh lull basement, attractive brick fireplace in large living  room, also fireplace in basement, quality kitchen cabinets,  all windows double glazed, situated on approx. '/? acre.  An excellent home at the asking price ol $64,000. Try your  oiler. Jim Wood 885-2571.  DAVIS BAY - OCEAN VIEW - Located on Fir Road.  110' x 70' building lot with panoramic view ol sea and Trail  Islands. Go and look! Then let your imagination take over  as to the type of dream home you can build on this excellent  lot. But don't sleep on it! Price $15.000  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 oiler on the asking price of $39,900.  Jim Wood 885-2571.  BEAUTY ON THE BEACH - HOPKINS LANDING -  1500 sq. ft. home on a 75' lovely beach. 3 bedrooms, lire-  place, large lofl 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  dwel'inrjs. Priced at $55,000. Larry Reardon 885-9374.  GIBSONS - CORNER SCHOOL RD. & HWY 101 - Triangular shaped lot, approx. 1 acre, zoned for apartments or  fownhouses. Asking $70,000. Chuck Dowman 885-9374.  VIEW LOT - Near Sargeant Bay. 102' x 200'. Arbutus  and other small trees. Good building site. Asking $16,500.  Oilers. Ed Baker 885-2641.  SANDY HOOK WATERFRONT - 75' ol quiet waterlront.  Good moorage. Close to Vi acre. Must sell. Asking $21,200.  Oilers. Ed Baker 885-2641.  RECREATIONAL PROPERTIES - Well treed for seclusion.  125'x 200'. Trailers allowed. Power and water. $11,000.  Ed Baker 885-2641.  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  For Sale  GIBSONS  Building Supplies  Next lo Sunnycreil P'wa  LUMBER  2x4 6'  2x6 6'  2x4 Economy 8'  lx4S4SFir'  7tft.  10'ft.  59'ea.  S180/M  2x4 Std. & Belter Hemlock  S229/M  2x6 14'Spruce S209/M  2x10 Utility Hemlock S185/M  2xlOStd.& Better Hemlock  S279/M  1x4 Utility PineT&G $100/M  1x8 Utility Cedar Channel  S180/M  7/8x10 Utility Cedar Bevel  SI50/M  2x6 Spruce Decking     S315/M  INSULATION  RI2 15-FF S149/M  K28 23"FF S330/M  Zonolite $2.99 Bag  ABS SEWER PIPE  3" Perfo  4" Perfo  3" Solid  4" Solid  45��ft.  65��ft.  55��ft.  79* ft.  ABS 500 PIPE  l'/i"  2"  .1"  47C ft.  65��ft.  $1.19 ft.  ROOFING  210Sq. Burt  Used Brick  $24.99 sq.  20C each  All Fireplace Accessories  20% OFF  2'/4&3'/<" Common Nails  $11.99/SO Ib. Box  GIBSONS BUILDING  SUPPLIES  880-8141  HORSE MANURE, $10.00 per  pick-up load. U-haul. Call  886-2160. #5  NEED   A   NEW   MATTRESS?  Try foam 1 All Sizes.  Custom Tire Covers - See our  samples at:  W.W. UPHOLSTERY & BOAT  TOPS, LTD. 886-7310. tfn  For Sale  Component stereo, amplifier.  AM/FM, tuner, turntable, cassette tape deck, speakers, also  C.B. radio w/ antenna. Call  885-5734. #4  Professional Ear Piercing  Fast and Painless, lovely birth-  stone studs and Pewter earrings. Gibsons Girl & Guys  Salon, Lower Gibsons. Call  886-2120. tfn  1976 Papoose Camper, for small  truck, excellent cond., propane  stove, with jacks. $1,600. firm.  After 6 call 885-3153 HI  ALDER -$45.10 a Cord  Delivered. 885-2456. tfn  APPLIANCES  Trade In your old appliances  on the new HOTPOINT Line  at the new MACLEODS Store  In Sechelt.   1976 Glenrivcr home, 12 x 68',  3 bdrm. set-up with porch in  Mobile park, 8 ft. camper needs  some work, offers. 10 ft. Davidson boat with Seagull motor,  boat needs some work. Call  885-2496. #9  GOOD MIXED HAY  20  bale   lots,   $1.50   per   bale.  886-2887 or 886-9033. tfn  1911 Dominion Piano, excellent  shape. 886-9988. #6  THRIFT STORE FOR SALE  If  you   are   interested,   phone  325-0139. #6  Two piece chesterfield suite.  Good condition. 886-9844.        #4  Radio mobile telephone select  call, 10 channels, $1000.00.  Box 15, Madeira Park, B.C.  883-2666. #6  "MUSIC WEAVERS^  For Rent  For Rent Cars & Trucks     Cars & Trucks  Large 3 bdrm duplex, w/w carpets, on Hwy 101 Roberts Creek.  $250. per month, heat included.  Phone eves: 885-5305. #4  Large 2 bdrm home on Pratt Rd.  in Gibsons. Half basement,  fireplace, dining room, carport,  workshop, on 1 acre. Avail.  Feb. 1st. $300. per mo. Call  886-9154. #4  3 sets of wheels from mobile  home. 1 Idler & 2 Breakers.  Pad #95. $100 each 886-9393. #5  SHE!  Up to 50% OFF  Lower Gibsons  886-9737  For Rent  Granthams suite, clean 2 bdrm,  kitchen, L.R., view, includes  appliances, heat, elect, sep.  ent. $190. 886-2549. #6  2 bdrm. trailer,  fridge, stovei  expanded  living  room. $195.  Sunshine   Coast   Trailer Park.  885-3310or885-3417. HA  Newly decorated 2 and 3 bdrm.  apts. Stove, fridge, heat and  cablevision incl. in reasonable  rent. Sorry, no pets. Close tc  schools and shopping. 886-7836    tft  Condominium: Three bedrooms  plus family room, l'/i baths,  carpets, $300. per mo. Call  886-2703. tf���  1976 Deluxe 2 bdrm. trailer for  rent. Fridge, stove, dishwasher.  $265. per month. 886-7386.      #4  3 bedroom house, Gibsons area,  on 5 acres, only 3 years old.  Call 886-9988. #6  1 bdrm. furnished waterfront  duplex, suitable for one man.  Sorry, no pets. Avail. Feb. 1.  886-2887. tfn  Fully modern 3 bdrm home  in lower Gibsons, carpeted  throughout. Fireplace. Avail,  immed. $325. per mo.  2 bedroom apartment  overlooking Keats Island, lower  Gibsons. Carpeted, modern.  $230. per mo.  Self-contained modem bed  sitting room in lower Gibsons  overlooking sea, partly furnished,  W/W, utilities incl. Avail. Feb.  1st. $165. per mo.  Modern 2 bedroom home  W/W throughout. Fireplace and  carport. Located at Grandview &  Chaster. Avail, immed. $325.  per mo. Heat and light included.  CENTURY WEST  REAL ESTATE LTD.  885-3271  2 bdrm. waterfront apt., F.P..  available Feb. 1st, $250.00,  Gibsons, B.C. Phone Bob Lea,  669-3030 (Vancouver), 9-5  Mon. - Fri. #6  2 bdrm home, $175. per month,  Pender Harbour area.   883-2321.  __M  3 bdrm. house in Roberts Creek.  $325. per month. Evenings call  886-2922. #6  2 bdrm. duplex. Marlene Road,  Roberts Creek. $270. per month.  886-7037. #4  78 Dog Licence is Due!  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS  BY-LAW NO. 296  A by-law to provide for the licencing and control of dogs.  Any person who owns, or harbours, a bitch or dog within  the Village of Gibsons over four (4) months of age shall pay,  not later than the first day of February in each year, to the  Village of Gibsons a licence fee as follows:  (a) The sum of $12.00 for every male dog.  (b) The sum of $12.00 for each and every spayed female  dog.  (c) The sum of $25.00 for each and every female dog  not spayed.  On payment of such licence fee a plate shall be issued  having raised or stamped thereon "Gibsons", the licence  year and a number corresponding with the number under  which the dog or bitch is registered in the records of the  Village of Gibsons. The licence plate shall at all times be  attached to the neck of the dog or bitch by a collar or strap.  Any person owning, harbouring or normally having under  his control a dog or bitch and who is guilty of an infraction  of this section shall, upon summary conviction be liable to  a fine not exceeding Fifty ($50.00) dollars plus costs or imprisonment. In addition, any dog or bitch found roaming at  large may be liable to be captured, impounded or disposed  of, as hereinafter provided.  The owner of any female dog in heat shall keep such dog  confined.  Any dog accompanying an owner on public municipal  thoroughfare shall be on a leash.  No person shall suffer or permit any dog to run or be at  large within the Municipality.  No person shall hinder, delay or obstruct the poundkeeper  or any person or persons lawfully engaged in capturing  or conveying any dog to the pound.  The owner of any dog impounded may redeem the same  from the pound upon proving ownership thereof and paying  to the poundkeeper that amount of unpaid and overdue  licence fees plus impoundment fees based on the following  schedule:  Maintenance costs of $4.00 per day or part of a day for  the time such dog is impounded.  Wanted  Rent  to  Professional family seeking 3  bedroom unfurnished home to  rent, Gibsons area. Modern  house with larger lot preferred.  Immediate occupancy. Call  886-9180. #4  Writer, ruther well-known  locally, seeks secluded shelter  for sleep and work. Economy  a priority.    Phone 886-7817.  Boats  IAN MORROW & CO. LTD.  Prompt attention to your marine  survey    requirements    for    all  transactions and insurance needs.  Phone 886-2433,886-9458.      #52  HIGGS MARINE SURVEYS LTD.  Insurance claims, condition and  valuation surveys. Serving the  Sunshine Coast and B.C. Coastal  Waters. Phone: 885-9425,  885-9747,885-3643,886-9546. tfn  18' fibreglass workboat, 302 Ford  jet-drive. Sturdy tow-post. Runs  well.    Swap like value.    Call  886-2737. #5  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.  LIVESTOCK  Furnished 2 bdrm mobile home,  clean and private. Selma Park'  Vista. Couple preferred. Ref's  req. No pets. Avail. Feb. 1st.  $260. per mo. 885-3310 or  885-3417. ',..,��  1 bdrm trailer, fully furnished  with carport on private property.  Couple preferred. Avail. Feb. 1st  $180. per mo. After 5:00 call  886-9625. #5  Good local Ladner Hay for sale.  Call 596-0920. H5  HORSESHOEING  Bob Hopkins  Call 886-9470 evea.        #41  Hay for sale - $1.00 a bale. Mulch  50 cents. 885-9357. tfn  Poultry Manure $1.00 per sack.  Horse Manure $1.00 per sack.  886-9831. #4  Ewe with five-day-old lamb,  10-month old lamb, and pregnant  ewe (wethinkl). 886-7041.        #5  Cars & Trucks  1971 Volkswagen Window Van,  ideal for camperizing. New winter tires. Good running condition.  $1,800. 886-7226. #4  1969 Station wagon. 1500 Mazda,  standard 750. 886-2431. #4  Slant-6 engine in good condition  and many other parts from 1970  Plymouth Duster. 886-7667.     #6  1971 Ford LTD. 2-door H.T.  Under 40,000 own original miles.  2 extra wheels & tires. Phone  Jim Drummond, 886-7751 or  886-2807. US  JAMIESON AUTOMOTIVE  At Ihe comer of Payne Rd.  and Hwy 101  886-7919  DL01342A  1966 Ford GalaxleVS  Auto, rebult 390 motor  1967 Cougar V8  Auto., P.S., P.B. Radial tires  1968 Chrysler Newport  4-door H.T. V8 Auto.  P.S., P.B..Radio  1968 Ford Falrlanc H.T.  V8Auto,P.S..P.B.  1969 Ford Torino  1969 Pontlac 2-door  H.T. V8, P.S. Auto.  1969 Viva 4-door Sedan  1969 Pontlac Firebird  1969 Ford Ranger Pick-up  with Canopy  1970 Maverick 6 cyl. Auto.  1970 Chrysler 300 4-door  H.T. Air cond.. V8  Auto, P.S., P.B.  1972 Chev Bclalr  Vinyl Top V8  Auto, P.S., P.B.  1972 Ford F100 Pick-up  V8, Auto, P.S., P.B.  1973 Ford Ranger Pick-up  V8 Auto, P.S., P.B.  1973 Flat 128 4-door  H.T. Standard  1973 Astra  1974 Bulck Luxus 2-door  V8, Auto, P.S., P.B.  1974 Dodge Van  6 cyl, Auto.  1975 Chevelle Mallbu Classic  Sedan V8, Auto.  P.S., P.B..Radio  1975 Chevelle Mallbu Classic  Sedan, 6cyl, P.S., P.B. Auto.  1976 Chevelle Mallbu Classic  4-door H.T. V8 Auto.  P.S., P.B. Radio  1976 Courier Pick-up  with Canopy  1976 Dodge Dart H.T.  6cyl., Auto, P.S., P.B.  9,000 miles  BANK FINANCING  AVAILABLE  JAMIESON AUTOMOTIVE  886-7919  1977 H.D. GMC Stepside S.B.  Pick-up, 454, 3-sp��� auto., lots of  extras. $8650.00 firm. Call  883-2673. #5  1971 Dodge Dart V8, P.S., auto.,  new paint job, good condition.  $1,995.00. 886-7642. #5  1968 Ford Pick-up F-100. like  new, $1,500. 885-3279. ��  1971 Ford LTD. 2-door, H.T.,  under 40.000 original owner  miles, 351 motor, trailer hitch,  2 extra wheels w/tires. Phone  Jim Drummond 886-7751 or  886-2807. #4  Mobile Homes  12 x 60 Mobile Home, semi-  furnished on Landscaped lot on  North Road. School bus stops  right at driveway, mail box is  close by too. A good price at  $24,700 or make me an offer.  886-9041. tfn  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-picce ensuite  plumbing.  USED UNITS  1969 General 12 x 64', 3  bedroom, utility room, partial  ly furnished. $9,800.  1966 Chickasha 10x50 - J  bdrm. furnished with 14 x 20  extension. Loads of cup  boards. Set up on large, well  landscaped lot.  24 x 48 double wide, 2 bdrms  plus den, fully carpeted  5 appliances. Large sundeck  two paved driveways.  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  1976 Deluxe 2 bdrm. trailer,  set up and skirted, fridge, stove,  dishwasher & drapes included.  Exceptional buy, $15,000. down  and take over payments. Call  886-7386. #4  Found  1 pair of men's gloves left in  Pioneer Museum. Contact:  885-2971. #4  January 12th. A blue suitcase  containing adult and baby  clothing. Call RCMP Office:  885-2266. #4  Property  For handyman or builder. Grantham's, 2 storey & bsmt. Prime  view house. $23,000. Terms.  886-7891. #6  FOR SALE BY OWNER  Gibsons waterfront.     4  suites  each has own entrance.   Shows  good  return  on  full   price   of  $50,000. Call 886-7108. #5  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. #4  Jib  FLORON  AGENCIES LTD  W  REAL ESTATE ��� INSURANCE  15(9 Marin* Drlvt), Gibsons  Ron McSavaney John Black  885-3339 886-7316  OFFICE 886-2248  ROBERTS CREEK  Cheryl Ann Park area, 2 bdrm unique design  home, completely modern, fireplace and all  new fixtures and rugs. Lovely kitchen all  cedar finish. Terrific spot on seml-wtf. lot  with some view. Ideal for business couple  who are seeking something different. F.P.  $42,000.  CHERYL ANN PARK  New 3 bdrm home in area of attractive new  homes. Alum, siding, double glazed windows, carport and fireplace. Plenty of roomy  cupboards, large utility, the whole nicely  decorated with W/W throughout. Priced at  only $48,000.  Close to waterfront with access to beach;  lovely 2 bdrm. home with fireplace, newly  decorated with new W/W; dead-end road  In quiet area. Priced at $41,500.  WATERFRONT  Hopkins Landing property has two lots.  Older type home on one lot could be renovated  Into attractive comfortable home. Shrubs and  lots of space for garden, nicely sloping to  beach. Asking $70,000.  GIBSONS  Older type home In lower Gibsons, close to  shopping, etc. 4 bedrooms, Vi basement,  garage, fantastic view. Only $34,500.  ROBERTS CREEK  Ultra modern waterfront home with 3,000 sq.  ft. ol living space designed for luxury living.  Floor to ceiling windows open onto patio  sundeck, giving complete view of Georgia  Strait; large attractive garden completely  private; guest cottage and many other extras.  Ask for further details of this choice property.  BUILDING LOTS  Two lots, South Fletcher and School Roads;  total price $30,000.00 MLS.  Nice building lot centre of Gibsons on sewer,  $12,500.  Three lots on Rosamund Road, $12,500.  Large lot on Chaster Road. $12,500.00  REDUCED TO SELL: On secluded side road  In Roberts Creek, close to store, school, etc.  $10,000.  Five acres on Highway 101 near Oldershaw  Road, has own water and some fruit trees,  cleared with small alder remaining. Asking  $33,000.  Half-acre, gentle slope, nicely treed, creek  borders on property on Lower Road near  Joe Road. Priced at $16,500. Opportunities  INVITATION  TO TENDER  St. Mary's Hospital,  ���^chelt.B.C.  Addit:.;. and Alterations  1978  Sealed tenders are invited for Additions and  Alterations at St. Mary's  Hosptial, Sechelt, B.C.  The work consists of  approximately 20,000 s.f.  of additions to the existing  Hospital on 2 floors  (partial basement and one  floor) and approximately  5,500 s.f. of alterations.  Bids shall be on a  lump-sum basis.  The Administrator, Mr.  Nick Vucurevich will receive Tenders until 12:00  noon, Tuesday, February  21,1978.  Tenders received after  this time will not be  accepted.  Documents may be  obtained after 12:00 noon,  Monday, January 23,1978  from the Architects, Paul  Smith Associates, 779  West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. on deposit of  $150.00 cheque per set  payable to the Architects.  The deposit will be refunded upon return of the  Documents in good condition within ten (10) days  after the date of Tender  opening.  Documents may be  viewed after 12:00 noon  Tuesday, January 24,  1978 at the Plan Rooms of  Amalgamated Construction Association, Vancouver, B.C.; Construction Plan Services, Burnaby, B.C.; and Construction Association's of  Victoria and Nanaimo,  B.C.  Documents may also be  viewed at St. Mary's  Hospital, Sechelt, B.C.  by prior arrangement with  the Administrator.  A Bid Bond in the  amount of Ten Percent  (10%) of the Tender must  accompany each Tender  as defined on the Tender  Form.  The B.C. Bid Depository System shall be used  for the receipt of the  following subtrade tenders:  Plumbing  Heating and Ventilating  Electrical  Bid Depositories will  close Friday, February 17,  1978 at 3:00 p.m.  Bid depository rules  and regulations shall  apply.  Bid  depositories  shall  be in use at:  Vancouver  Victoria  Nanaimo  The lowest or any  Tender will not necessarily be accepted.  The Administrator  St. Mary's Hospital  Sechelt, B.C.  VON 3AO  Property  BY OWNER  Langdale, brand new home,  1322 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, ensuite off master, large kitchen  and nook. Beautiful Cameo  marble fireplace, with heatila-  tor up and downstairs. Also  roughed-in two rooms and  bath downstairs. Beautiful  view on corner lot. This home  must be seen to be appreciated. $63,000. Please  call 886-2300. #5  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 sundeck PLUS a 400 sq. ft. fully  insulated workshop/garage.  Immediate occupancy, Appraised  at $42,500. Make an offer!  886-2738. #5  Land Development  Opportunity  91/2 acres, view acreage  subdividable into mini  mum 25 lots, on Chas  ter Road. Near school  all utilities available  Excellent investment  Asking $95,000.  885-3356 #4  OWNER DESPERATE  Langdale Chines,  '/.i acre view,  $12,000.   ALSO Langdale Ridge,  view lot $9,500.   Make an offer.  886-7218. #4  START THE NEW  YEAR WITH A NEW  HOME:  Purchase direct from  builder for cost, low  down payment, Chaster  Road area. 3 & 5 bed  room homes. Skylights,  fireplaces, unbelievable  value. 885-3356. #4  Cedar inside and out, finished  basement, 2 bedrooms up, one  down, 1 Vi bathrooms, sewer connected, fenced village lot.  $45,500. 886-2747 or 886-9453. #4  A number to note:  885-3521  WHARF REALTY LTD.  Sargent Road: 4 bdrm home with  3 piece ensuite in master bdrm.  Large living room, dining room,  kitchen and nook overlooking a  fantastic view of Keats. Gibsons  and Georgia Strait. 2 fireplaces.  W/W carpets, double windows.  Finished rec room, laundry and  workshop, numerous closets and  storage areas. Landscaped.  F.P. $61,500. 886-2783. HA  BLANKET B.C& YUKON  CLASSIFIED ADS  HELP WANTED  EARN $200.00 monthly part-  time; $1,000. full time. Easy to  succeed with our training. Write  Fuller Brush Company, C/O  Box 108, 808. 207 West Hastings  St., Vancouver. B.C. V6B 1H7,  or Mr. T. Diamond, R.R. 3,  Kamloops. B.C.V2C5K1.       tfn  BOATS & MARINE  SUPERB SURFER 24' Sedan  Cruiser, command bridge and  crew boat models. Factory to  you saves $$$. Surfer Marine,  678 Andcrton Road, Comox, B.C.  V9N5B8. Phone 339-5733.       #6  HELP WANTED  The Corporation of thc City of  Grand Forks invites applications  lor the position of Administrator/  Clerk. Qualifications: Senior  matriculation plus economies or  business administration equivalent to second year university  with additional courses in administration and accounting. Applications from candidates employed  in any related field will be considered, but preference will be  given to those having training  and/or experience in Municipal  Administration. Salary will be  negotiated depending upon  qualification, training and experience. Duties to commence  March 1, 1978 or as soon as possible thereafter. Written applications stating: full resume, salary  requirements and other relative  information will be received by  the undersigned. All applications  to be marked "Confidential".  Mayor Y. Sugimnto, City of  Grand Forks. P.O. Box 220,  Grand Forks, B.C. #4  MACHINERY  Grader. Cat ��� 14. 1965 Hydraulic  Snowplowing, Scarifier, Hydraulic side shift R.O.P.S., Roto  Light Propane heater. Very good  condition. 1970 Hopto Hydroscopic Gradall. 2 buckets, 8 foot  extension; one owner. Phone  after5p.ni.: 845-7419. #4  COMMERCIAL PROPERTY  Over one acre commercial  property in beautiful Chilliwack  area with large older home and  workshop. Price: $147,000.  Reply to Box 343, Sardis, B.C.  VOX IYO. Phone evenings:  823-6028. HA  HEAVY EQUIPMENT PARTS  Now wrecking R600 Mack 250  H.P. Quad, 44,000, Budds, no  cab damage. T.D. 9, good undercarriage. I.H.C. 175 Powershift  Loader. Cariboo Tractor Parts,  Box 4268. Quesnel, B.C. V2J 3J3.  Phone 992-5354. #4  Travel  NvUkuted  llaoel  Take  advantage  of  our services in planning your holiday or  business trip.  BOOKINGS FOR  CHARTER FLIGHTS  TO EUROPE NOW  AVAILABLE. CALL  US FOR  INFORMATION.  AGNES LABONTE  886-7710  BLANKET BRITISH COLUMBIA  YUKON CLASSIFIED ADS  FOR SALE  46 Foot Tug. 6-110 GM Diesel.  Full electronics, 700 foot winch.  Hydraulics throughout. Good  condition. Firm price, $37,000.  Will take trade. Some financing  available. Phone 896-2447.       #4  Prime Hotel-Motel site at Nakusp  2.1 acres. Also highway location  perhaps suitable for neighbourhood pub. Building lots $6,000.  Selkirk Realty Ltd., Box 40,  Nakusp, B.C. VOG1RO. #5  Two truck, five ton Chev L.W.B..  5 speed with two speed 600  Holmes 650 booms, air brakes,  427 engine. Hoffman Motors,  Box 491, Osovoos, B.C. VOH IVO  Phone 495-7474. #4  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES  Vinyldcck Installations Ltd.,  with branches throughout thc  Lower Mainland, has a dealership opening in this area. We  train and guide you. Earn up to  $40.00 per hour, small investment required. 465-5789 or  539-4986. #4  Three bay Service Station.  Attached three bedroom living  quarters, 1.2 acres. Last service  station on #3 Highway West.  Skyway Service, Box HI, Cres-  ton, B. C. VOB 1GO. Phone  604-428-2066. #4  A well known company with a  large number of established local  accounts (Commercial and Industrial) is in need of a local  representative for this area. The  successful candidate must have a  car. service established accounts,  and have thc ability to generate  new business. For an appointment, forward your resume to,  or call Mr. E. R Rheault. 6812 M.  6th Street. S.E. Calgary, Alberta.  T2H 2K4. Phone 252-5552.      #4  Recreation Vehicle Supply,  Camper Manufacturing Industry,  located in new large cement  building. Will sell building and  business together or separately.  Phone 378-4632 or 378-5511,  Merritt. B.C. #4  Opportunities  * Portraits       * Weddings *  * Passports  * Commercial *  * Copy and Restoration work *  Professionally done in your home  or in ours.  Day or Evening call 886-7964.  kitchen & bathroom  CABINETS  886-9411  Kitchen Remodelling Centre  Pollution problem  Coast News, January 24,1978.  11.  For Private Use or Business  AUTOVEST  Before you buy, Investigate the advantages of this rent-to-  own plan. All monies paid apply to purchase. Why tie  up your cash or borrowing power? 1st and last months  rent and drive away.  eyAtk/ipicc  Based on 36 month lease  78 F250 pickup  $148 per mo.  Total $5328.  Lease end Price  $2175.  or simply return  78 Camero HT  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  78 Fiesta 3 DR  $99 per mo.  Total $3564.  Lease end Price  $1400.  or simply return  77 Econoline Van  $136 per mo.  Total $4896.  Lease end Price  $1975.  or simply return  78 Zephyr Sedan  $124 per mo.  Total $4464.  Lease end Price  $1825.  or simply return  78F1504x4  $155 per mo.  Total $5580.  Lease end Price  $2275.  or simply return  78C100ChevPU  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Price  $1875.  or simply return  78 Dodge Van  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Price  $1875.  or simply return  78 Olds Cutlass  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  For further information CALL COLLECT  GILLE   CHAMPAGNE    987-7111  Belmont Leasing Ltd.  1160 Marine Drive  North Vancouver, B.C. D00479A  K. BUTLER REALTY  1538 Gower Point Rd.   886-2000 or 886-2607  ROBERTS CREEK: 2 year old 65' x 12'  mobile home nestled in on 1 acre of park  like property. Should be seen at $42,500.  HOPKINS LANDING: Nicely treed lot with  great view over the Sound. Don't miss  this one at only $12,000.  ROBERTS CREEK: Looking for Waterfront! You should see this 1 acre of prime  nicely treed land with 75' frontage on good  beach. Improvements are a 4 year old full  bsmt. home fully finished on both floors.  2 F.P., 2 baths, double windows, built-in  dishwasher plus many extras. Large  attached garage, woodshed and beach cabin.  Asking only $95,000.  LARGE LOT: Large corner lot in Gower  Point area. Over V? acre of gently sloped  land. Close to beach. Asking $15,000.  FAIRVIEW ROAD: Excellent building lot  with building site cleared, septic system is  in, also water & hydro on property. Quiet  residential area with many new high quality  homes. Only $14,500.  GRANTHAMS: Up and Down duplex plus  cottage on view property. Retire with  revenue to help pay taxes, etc. Try your  offer on this one.  ��k  By   The   Office   of   Church   In  Society, The United Church of  Canada, 85 St. Clair Ave., E.,  Toronto, Ont. M4T 1M8.  Cleaning up the Great Lakes  Few nations today are truly  independent. That is because  most of the world's countries are  in fact very much interdependent. They need each other - and  this is particularly so in the case  of Canada and thc United States.  Solutions to the problems of  pollution in thc Great Lakes  are being sought on both sides of  the border. Cities, towns and  municipalities are building new  sewage plants. Thc United States  is considering a ban on phosphates in detergents and both  nations have anti-pollution targets.  One area where differences  exist is in the degree of antipollution police work. Thc United  States is seeking, at least on  paper, a meticulous reckoning of  anti-pollution measures by all  communities.   U.S. officials want  Too Late to  Classify  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.  $250.00    per    month    utilities  included.  885-3752 H)  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  stringent standards to govern discharges into contributory rivers  whose waters eventually flow  into the Great Lakes. This may  be costly, but it makes sense.  Communities and industries  would then have a legal obligation to get discharge permits  from the federal government in  Ottawa before they could dump  sewage or industrial wastes.  Some Canadian experts say this  is going too far. They argue that  there's little need to worry about  every small town or pulp mill so  long as their effluents do not  degrade the quality of the water.  Pollution is something that  must be controlled in the Great  Lakes, also in Ihe rivers flowing  into these lakes and indeed everywhere else. This is a serious  global problem that has been  caused entirely by population  pressures. We lend to forget that  a million years ago - a relatively  brief period in our planet's existence ��� there were but a few  thousand people on earth. They  were doubling only once every  100.000 years. Today there are  more than 4 billion people. By  thc turn of the century, (here will  be about 6.3 billion.  Every individual can help control pollution. Pollution is the  result of material benefits people  have sought and gained. Now  there is a back-lash, caused by  too many people demanding too  many goods and services and  then being loo ill-educated or  too unwise to discipline their  consumption habits.  Thc dread result of all this is  crushing pollution.   CAMpbell's  FAMILY SHOES and LEATHER GOODS  "IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SECHELT  Your friendly neighbourhood  drop-off point for Coast News  Classified Ads.  FOUR BEDROOMS  PLUS ACREAGE  RESTRICTED  ADULT  THE LOVE SHOP-  GOURMET LOVER'S GUIDE  and CATALOGUE  Lotions, Vibrators, Marital  Aids, Sensuous Lingerie,  B.jks. Enclose $2.95 cheque  or money order, payable to:  All Pharma Research Ltd.,  Dept. 316X, Box 200, Stn A,  Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2V2.  GUITARS  GIBSON J-45 with    GIBSON LGO with  hard shell case, 15    case, over 20 years  years old, $475.00.      old, $225.00.  Call 885-3752.  FOR SALE BY OWNER  21/2 acres not in freeze, near new Chaster  Road school. 4 bedroom older house.  must be seen to be appreciated. Regional  water and Cablevision. 11/2 bathrooms,  W/W carpet, A/Oil heat. Full basement  with workshop and den. Garage plus  other outbuildings.  Perfect family home.  Offers to $64,500.00.  Call evenings 886-7695  LORRIE GIRARD  886-7760  4  JONMcRAE  885-3670  CHRIS KANKAINEN  885-3545  ARNE PETTERSEN  886-9793  HOMES  SARGENT ROAD: Large family homo  with a panoramic view on a landscaped  lot. Three bedrooms, ensuite oil the  master bedroom. Fireplaces up and  down. Finished basement Includes rec  room, laundry room and workshop  Close to schools and shopping     $61,500.  *****************  CHASTER ROAD: New home, well built  with full basement. Double plumbing,  three bedroom* flrewcw, wrap around  Sunueck -^hyrftnt partitioned off  read flfr fey ^njffumbmg An ex-  cellenMrea wilh a new school two blocks  away. This is a real Family home Could  be purchased with as low as 5% down  payment. $49,000  SOUTH FLETCHER: A beautilul view  ol 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 the handyman a 16 x 18  workshop. A great value. $39,900  WEST SECHELT: Lovely waterlront  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  WATERFRONT: Sechelt Reserve lease  Large lot approximately 60 �� 300 Small  rented cottage on level waterfronl lot  Hydro in, water available This is a  very exclusive protected area        V> <">()  DAVIS ROAD Charming gable reeled  three bedroom single storey home on  a fully landscaped lot Large utility room  for washer, dryer and storage The  cement slab carport could easily be  finished as a rec room The perfect  family home close to schools, shopping,  the curling rink and the new swimming  pool. $37,900.  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.  DAVIDSON ROAD: 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  many extra features Enter by way of  nicely treed panhandle driveway lo the  Vi acre you can call home. $54,900.  GRANDVIEW ROAD: Fantastic fully  finished large family home on almost one  acre view lot. Three bedrooms on mam  floor plus another finished in basemeni.  Rec room is roughed in with plumbing for  wet bar Two fireplaces, skylights,  special lighting and large sundeck over  double carport. Excellent value  $64,900  SARGENT ROAD Lovely throe bedroom  home with co/y fireplace on quiel no  through street One hall basemont has  linished rec room and utility area and  lots ot room tor storage New wall to  wall carpeting and many eitra features  You have to see this home and appreciate  the beautilul view over ihe fully landscaped yard out lo the Harbour and  Keats Island The large backyard has  a nice garden and many fruit trees. An  excellent value $49,900  TRAIL BAY: Co*y older type home on  leased waterfront property Situated in  a peaceful and quiel area with a sale  sandy beach, beautiful view and desirable southwesterly exposure. Large  lot with level landscaped grounds around  Ihe home and a nicely treed bank lo the  rear $15,000  LANGDALE RIDGE: Full basement  1216 square foot home on view Int.  Three large bedrooms Corner fireplace  facing living room and dining room  Also has eating area off the kitchen  Extremely well constructed home with  large sundeck and carport An ideal  family home. $52,900  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 firoplaces,  ensuite plumbing oft master bedroom  Full basemeni, buill in bar if you are  looking for quality built and original  design this is the home lor you All  appliances Included $."2,900  NORTH ROAD Fanlastic potential  here! 4V> acres level, mostly cleared  property A truly lovely double wide  24x60, 1440 square foot lu'unous mobile  home Has a built in we! bar family  room, huge square batMub in ensuile  oil master bedroom and walk-in closet  Three bedrooms, wall lo wall carpel  ihroughoul All this plus a (href* bedroom home with acorn lireplace Present  ly rented lor $200 00 per month Make an  appointment to see this today      $75,000  LOTS  COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT Wit"  waterlront as scarce as it is this double  use lol represents real value J2? 000  UPIANDS   ROAD       Twuanok Idoal  rec ma l ton a l   lot   in   ooauMully *oodod  and park like area     Zoned lor trailers  This tut overlooks Sechelt Inlet and the  Lamb Island $H.90O  ALDERSPRING ROAD 50 > 150 ot  the besl garden soil in the heart ot  G<bsons On sewer close lo shopping  and Post Office Potential view ot the  Bay area   Excellent terms available  $10,500  GOWER POINT ROAD 100 of water-  Ironlaqe. sleep bul manageable slope  Hydro and water on the esplanade road  217' deep wilh a completely unimpeded  view to Vancouver Island Faces south  west for Inls ol sunshine St1).900  VELVET ROAD Boauhlul view lot in  desirable area Priced well below asses-  sedvalueal $11,000  WHARF ROAD At Ihe corner ol Davidson With a little easy clearing this  lot will be ready lo build on Walking  distance lo the lorry Lol size is 80 .  110' $1?900  POPLAR LANE Newly completed'  The most conveniently located subdivision in Gibsons Only 2 blocks Irom  shopping centre and both elementary  schools and secondary level building  sites with some clearing on a newly  lormed cul-de-sat These prime lols on  sewer and all services are going last  Gel yours now while they last Priced  Irom $1��900  DAVIDSON ROAD Fantasir. view Irom  Langdale Ridge This lot has a small  creek on Ihe very hack ol the property  All new homes In Ihis area This tot is  afull2/5lholanacre $14 900  WEST SECHKl ' ���������  lol 60 * 250    Overh  ������  Adjacent lots hav<- ste|    to bead  SOUTH FIFTDi! R At   :  Two lots ol 40    ���   i'i -I '  has a coltagi   .-.'   I ild bi  These lots are mostly eared a  lor builrlinq    A s; ���- laCula'  entire Bay   i" '       I Keat        mo  included <" Ihei -  HILLCRE! T ROAI  Balance by Agrei  purchase one of l Beaut  at the end Df a quiet  Ul    '' '  ,'���    ,'!���>������  In "tar |he . Il '���      '' >   -  and ready I   I  Ironl  will ei  Ion   ���������; resent rru   eni  Iron $13.90   ���      ���   ���  BI CHEL1    ��������� ET   ESTATI  lots wit" .i ipeel   Bay    Bear h la     ' ������.   ' earl i  wetoi   '.1'   .i' : '��� ���; '   r ���   il ea  Only i'.   m ������������ ���    " ��� ...  Sec :-���'!!  i .i.   , .  ACREAGE  ROBERTS CHI I ������  acres with year round    i ���>���<���     '<'> ' i  .  finished  tin)  house nrreli    lo  dalion  GRANDVIEW ROAD AT  9lll     O.er   ',  acre  very   D'<vale   with   we*.      House  plans and building pern I paid  included   In   price       I    .' ������������  slab, and pluml ing i       I -  t ^H   ��� 42  (t 176sq  'I building'. $1 |  ���  ROBERTSCFtfcF.K.   Highway 101  ihis property diagonal I   ' .���-' " "  ���  Develop both sides Ot the road     Try a  offers 5acres  GIBSONS   Park Road    Excellent pi  pOCtfl Inr the one whu holds "its potential.  ly commercial!-, zoned 5 acroi  cleared, close lo shopping ci  h  schools $6    ���k  GIBSONS    i ���   ���       ���   '*-    idi I  acres "eat  Soames Mountain,  in rural  Gibsons   Good ho din ; ; l Ipcrly 1 12.  Coast News, January 24,1978.  Wildlife  corner  t>> Ian CorraniT  Last year during the controversy about zoning commercial  fishermen, so that they would  be restricted to fishing in specify areas. I went to a meeting at  thc Gibsons Wildlife Club. It  was attended by members of  the elub and commercial fishermen. Among the many topics  discussed, one of major importance was salmon enhancement  and how to improve funding for  this essential project. One idea  that was put forward was that  since it's so darned difficult  to pry money out of the government coffers without spending  three quarters of it on red tape,  why not ask the sports fishermen  to contribute a small amount  each in thc form ofa licence.  Il wasn't looked upon as  another form of regulating thc  freedom of a person wanting  lo go out and catch a few salmon  to can for thc winter, but, by thc  people present, as a reasonable  way to help finance the contin-  SUNSHINE COAST TV  SALES & SERVICE  !��Sk/V��?    in the ��� of downtown Sechelt  %M0      ** -m 9 m  Dealer for AfCF#97#aT���MM  C=> Mark of Quality  APPLIANCES  and   TELEVISIONS  Ask about our "package" deals  685-9816  uation of the fish. All thc money  that was left over after administration costs, of which there  would be considerable so long as  the make work program didn't  get hold of it and invent a new  police force to harass fishermen,  would go directly into salmon  enhancement. The fee that was  discussed was around thc five  dollar figure, which is the price  of a couple of lures, and 1 can't  see anyone kicking about that.  For those of you that feel  this would be an infringement  on your rights and 1 am on occasion in that group, an idea  I have had knocking around in  my head for a while, is that any  sports fisherman or woman  who felt so inclined could contribute a few dollars at the beginning  of the year towards enhancement. In exchange for this you  could get a sticker you could  put on your boat which would  serve as an indication that you  appreciated your good fortune  lo live in an area where you  can enjoy some of the world's  besl fishing, plus it would also  be an indication that you are  conscious of the necessity of  insuring its continuation.  What I personally like about  this situation is while I am con-  The Fiction Shelf  SALE  Up to 50% OFF  THE FAB SHOP  Sunnycrest Shopping  Centre        886-2231  We  Repair  Curves  (In cars,  that is)  We II put your beauty back in the  shape the s accustomed la be in If  you ve dented a lender crumpled a  grille   we can make il like new  We also specialize in automotive  painting  Your satisfaction   guaranteed  BBB-7199  We handle I.CB.C. claims.  r  Windsor  Plywood  45 GAL. USED OAK  WHISKEY BARRELS  Use for Large Outdoor Planters  (Cut them in half)  or Patio Furniture, Wine Making  * X^L  '14.95 ea.  I  Windsor Plywood  "),*# A!l  f~ WINDSOR ���^  .  Gibsons  886-9221  THE P1YW0OD PEOPLE  THF.VALLFY  bv L. R. Peterson  This story is intended, not for  those who "believe in dreams",  but for those who feel that there  is another world beyond reality,  and that the paper-thin wall between sometimes gives way.  He had never known exactly  when the dream had started. He  did not know whether il was the  dream that had brought him here  or whether both lhc dream and  ihe present circumstances were  results of the same cause.  Young, and alone, he had  known a loneliness Ihat is utter  and incurable so long as the  wilderness is home, and no l.-ss  hopeless because  ils  true  eon  vlnced that the response would  be greal once the idea caught  on, il would also eliminate  big brother breathing down our  necks Idling us what wc can or  cannot do.  While I've been mulling this  idea around in my head, I've  heard that a licence fee of three  dollars has been put into effect  for sports fishing in Washington.  I'd rather see it on a volunteer  basis for two reasons; one is  that thc sports fisher would still  have freedom of choice and two  it would increase awareness  by choice, rather than by legislation.  The next subject I'm going  to jump into is about hunting  with poison, which is not exactly  a happy one, so before I do it  I'll throw in a couple of observations that are not of the tabic  thumping variety.  Barbara Gough from Nor West  Bay Road phoned me on Friday  to tell me that while she had  been walking along Davis Bay,  she saw a couple of oystercat-  chers. This is the first time  I've heard of them around here.  Usually, they hang around  Vancouver Island. She also said  that a neighbour had spotted  a flock of red crossbills, another  first for me.  Now on to the poison.  Succinycholinc Chloride, quite  a mouthful and apparently as  nasty as it sounds. This drug  (it's classed as a drug, not a  poison) is a derivative of curare,  which is used for blowgun  hunting in South America. In  its pure form it is used under  strict control for certain operations.  Its name was brought up at a  recent meeting of the local  Crossbow Association. Apparently it is legal to use this  drug in Mississippi and Alabama  for hunting. There are two  methods in use. One is to smear  it on an arrow, and the other is  to use a syringe-like arrowhead  called a pod.  This pleasant little fellow docs  not kill on contact, but slowly  paralyzes the nervous system,  and having done with that goes  on to thc respiratory system.  What this means is that the aB|-  mal is completely aware T>f  what is happening since the brain  is not affected, until the respiratory system collapses, so  it lies in a paralyzed panic until  it dies, which takes anything up  to twelve minutes, depending  on thc dosage.  You think Alabama and Mississippi arc far away and Ihis would  never happen around here...  Not so.  Last year an attempt was  made to introduce this fun  way of hunting into Ontario.  Thc bow hunters of lhal province unanimously look up  arms - figuratively speaking  of course ��� against it and it was  thrown out.  It was mentioned to me Ihat  an individual with financial  interests in thc furtherance of  bow hunting holds lhc patent  on lhc pod, so jusl in case B.C.  is to be the next province lo be  approached regarding Ihis form  of hunting, may these few  lines serve as a warning.  Insulation  DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH?  ��� Cellufibre  * Installed in existing ceilings & walls i  ��� Installed in new homes I  * Mechanically applied TIRED    OF    PAINTING?  CMHC & B.C. Hydro approved  Locally owned & operated  - VINYL  -   SIDING  -    ALUMINUM -  ��� Never Paint Again  ��� Make Older Homes Look New  ALUMINUM AWNINGS - TRAILER SKIRTINGS  dition goes unrecognized. While  he had never consciously bewailed his lot, there had always  been in his mind the feeling that  perhaps more than he knew was  involved in what he felt.  It was all too easy to prophesy  in retrospection, but he knew  now that he should long ago have  been able to accept the dream as  thc out of his lonely life; that it  had nut appeared in this form  then it would have been in some  other that the reaction would  have expressed itself. There is  nothing in the life of a man that  does nol affect him. There is no  reaction to life that is so direct  as to be Immediately obvious,  and thc fact ihat the life led is  superficially simple does not  mean ihat the Involuntary reaction to il will be direct and uncomplicated.  It was impossible now to recoiled exactly when the dreams had  begun. They had been there  always, perhaps, waiting lo peck  from obscurity into his semiconscious world. They had been  nolhing much in themselves; but.  placed in the whole of bis life,  they had been the final steps Ihat  had led to where he now stood.  They had been one with his  loneliness as a child, and with  his choice of the wilderness when  he became a man.  The first remembered dream  had occurred following a period  of loneliness so utter that existence itself seemed to have  ceased to be, Even then it had  appeared as one of a series that  bad apparently gone hack and  back into time without beginning.  Since then, lhc vision had occurred more and more frequently,  and always Ihe same in every  detail. It had invariably begun  with a journey on foot through  mountainous country unknown to  him. He had wandered for what  seemed an incredible length of  time through a maze of peaks  and hollows until, in spite of  all precautions, he had become  lost. Thc surroundings had  remained vague until, rounding  a rocky shoulder, he had seen a  valley open before him.  Here the vision had ceased to  be indistinct, and had become  photographically clear. A rolling,  tree-studded slope had led down  lo Ihe valley floor. Meadows,  straw-yellow in their autumn  color, had stretched from side to  side and from end to end of the  enclosed discovery. A stream,  sapphire-blue, wandered about  thc fields, finally to lose itself  entirely among the mountains  that walled in the enclosure's  lower end.  All had the reality ihat can  come only in an image of the  unreal; and, most fancifully clear  of ail. where a whorl in the stream  all bul encircled a low knoll at  the meadow's centre, a liny cabin  stood. Smoke curling above thc  roof invariably gave notice of  occupancy, but no other sign  had ever appeared to reveal  who the tenant might be.  At this point in each succeeding  dream he had started down the  bank, picking his way along a  path that had outlined itself  before him. Al first slowly, at  a broken trot, and then at an  increasingly faster rate, he had  covered half the descent.  Here he had always paused to  look back. Above him, all but  the rim of thc valley had disappeared from view. Only he, and  his valley ��� for he had always  fell il to be rightlv his - had re  mained.  Then, gradually, the pathway  had faded, and all the slope about  him had been dimmed by a sudden darkness. He had turned,  but the cabin itself, with its  meadows, its stream, and its  cabin, had melted into descending shadows that would not lift  again. Immediately he had  sprung awake, tingling with Ihe  strange sensation thai what he  had just experienced was something more than jusl a dream,  and wondering what it all could  mean.  The dreams had remained  identical from beginning lo end.  The firsl had been no less distinct (ban the last, and the last  no more embellished than the  first. They bad occurred more  and more frequently wilh an  ineluctable progression, and had  also come more and more to  mind during his waking hours.  The idea lhal such a valley might  exist, never voiced before,  had suddenly stolen in upon his  conscious thought, lo lay claim to  an increasingly large share of it.  Looking back now, he still  could not recall when he had  decided lo search for the place,  or that he had ever actually  determined to do so. It seemed  that, as spring had turned into  summer, and summer had worn  toward fall, he had simply prepared himself in one way and  another for the journey. Thc  mere contemplation of the existence of the valley had led  naturally to conjecture as to  where it mighl be located. Apart  from the fact that, in his dreams,  it was an area of sprawling,  temendous mountains, it might  be anywhere on earth,  But, just as the dream itself  had appeared from nowhere, so  did the notion of where he would  search. Again, there was no  sudden or definite decision. As  the knowledge that he would  make lhc journey grew, so did  the realization of what direction  he would take.  As the fingers of autumn first  touched Ihe leaves and grasses,  he had set out. He had told no  one of his going. Again and  again he had explained to himself  that he had not done so because  it was a foolhardy thing he was  doing, but over and over an echo  from somewhere had returned to  say that it was because he felt  he would not come back.  There had been no difficulty  in reaching within what appeared  to be a reasonable distance of  his beneral destination, and comparatively little in progressing  beyond that point on foot. The  trouble was that progress had not  got him to where he had thought  il would. What had appeared  tiny and fiat stretches of ground  on his maps had become almost  vertical mountains when their  location has been reached. Inches had become miles, hours  had become days, and what had  appeared so easy to locate from  what lhc dreams had told hint he  should find had turned out lo be  unrecognized trees and rocks  throughout his continual repetitions of ups and downs.  His compass had told him the  direction in which he walked,  but it could not tell him how far  he had come, nor could it tell  him which way to go lo return to  his starting place. However  else he might ehoosc to frame  the situation, (here was no  evading the fact that it could all  be summed up with the one word  -"lost".  Church Services  Roman Catholic Services  Re v. T. N ichol so n, Pastor  Times of Sunday Mass:  8:00 p.m. Saturday and 12 Noon  Sunday at St.Mary's Gibsons  In Sechelt: 8:30 a.m. Our Lady of  Lourdes Church, Indian Reserve  10:00 a.m. Holy Family Church  885-9526  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sat. 3:00 p.m.  Hour of Worship Sat., 4:00p.m.  St. John's United Church  Davis Bay  Pastor C. Dreiberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone:  885-9750 or 883-2736  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30 a.m. -St. John's  Davis Bay  11:15 a.m.-Gibsons  886-2333  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  The workman shown here  thc Gibsons Police Station  uary 15 by vandals.  Even as this thoughts brought  him up lo date, he found himself  circling another mountain peak.  far above ils base. The time was  late afternoon. Shilling the depleted pack on his shoulders,  he told himself lhal this must be  his last day. If there was nothing  more promising beyond the  shoulder of rock ahead, he would  turn back and down to where he  could camp for the night.  Suddenly, what had seemed lor  so long so plausible collapsed  with but a touch of rational  thought. How could he have  ever connived in so incredible  a plan? What could have prompted him to believe, from the  flimsy testimony of a personal  dream, thai a place such as he  soughl existed? What right had  he to assume lhal. even if it  did exist, he could ever find it?  Was he to become a sort of  mountain rat. with his warped  mind and his feverish thoughts,  roaming forever in search of  places only dreams could bring  to life? Tomorrow, as best he  could, he would start back.  Then he was around the shoulder of rock, and there below him  lay Ihe valley. There was hardly  any need to look. A rolling, tree-  studded slope led down to the  floor far below, Meadows,  yellowing in the early autumn,  stretched from side to side and  from end to end of Ihe oval enclosure. A sapphire-blue stream  fell from sheer peaks, wandered  about Ihe fields, and finally lost  itself among the mountains that  hemmed in the valley's lower  end.  And. standing out sharply in  the light-and-shadnw of the lute  sun, where a turn.in Ihe stream  almost encircled a low knoll at  the meadow's centre, stood a  tiny cabin. Smoke curled above  the roof as a lone signal of  occupation.  It was Ihe dream-valley in  every detail. So real, so natural,  so familiar did it appear Ihat (he  sighl of it came to him without  is repairing the window in  which was broken on Jan-  cllciting a tremor ol surprise.  It was his valley. Il belonged to  him ami to whoever else ihe  unknown inhabitant ol tin. uihin  in its midst mighl be.  hven as he looked he was  moving down lhc slope. First al  a broken trot, then at an <�����������������  increasing speed he made Ills  way along a natural path lhai  advanced ahead ol htm.  All abottl was unhroto u siloti  ce. Even his giani iin.ii % .ilong  this weird, unaccountable path  way made no noise. There  seemed to be no effort required  to maintain the incredible pace.  He was owar,e thai lime advanced, yet it seemed sialic here,  and out of proportion to the  actions lhal accompanied it.  Halfway down lhc declivity he  paused ami looked hack. The  slope stretched above him to  the valley's rim. bul lhc rim itself cut off from view anything  beyond il. giving the appearance  lhal nothing outside the con  fines of the valley continued lo  exist.  As lie watched, a shadow fell  across the scene. The palhwav  faded, and all the sloped seemed  dimmed. "Musi as in m\  dreams." he thought to himself.  Or should he say. ".lust as in all  previous dreams"? For now il  would all fade, and again he  would awake wondering whether  or not to believe ihat his vallev  existed.  He turned. Alt about, a darkness had fallen, as if a shutter  had been closed against the sky,  The vision laded, but it did not  disappear. A think thread still  showed where the stream wound  ils way through the meadows,  and thc outline of ihe cabin  still stood out against thc lighter  autumn colors n| ihe knoll.  Suddenly, a point of light  appeared at what would be a  window o| the cabin. But already  he was on Ins way. covering with  silent fantastic strides Ihe trail  to lhc vallev Hour and across the  fields to his strange appointment.  Can  FBDB help  you?  On Wednesday, January 25th  one of our representatives will be at  the Bella Beach Motel  Sechelt. Tel: 885-9561  If you require financing to start, modernize or  expand your business and are unable lo  obtain it elsewhere on reasonable terms and  conditions or if you are interested in the  FBDB management services of counselling  and training or wish information on  government programs available for your  business, talk to our representative.  r  Opening new doors to small business. '.:���'��� if-:    <���������% j  Guess where  '*���*:  The usual prize of $5.00 is offered for the correct location of the above. Send your entries  to the Coast News, Box 460, gibsons. Last week's winner was again from Sechelt. Alan  O'Neill's name was drawn from the barrel and he correctly located the old wagon as being  in front of the home of Larry Sparra of Coast Backhoe in the vicinity of the Pender Harbour  Hotel.  More letters to the editor  Historical  Editor:  Richmond, B.C. will be celebrating its Centennial in 1979  and wc arc hoping to locate  former residenls, or their rcla-  Summer  employment  for students  The Department of the Secretary of State has announced that  tives. who may have information '��� will again administer a summer  (verbal, written or photographic) student employment programme  about events in our first century. '" W.   Now in its fifth year,  We do  not  want   irreplaceable the Student Community Services  material sent to us at this point, Programme is designed to assist  but may wish to duplicate photos citizens'  organizations   improve  or documents later.   Included in the quality of life in their corn-  Richmond are the areas of Brig- munities.   The Department also  house, Burkeville, Eburnc. Lulu feels that the programme will  Island, Sea Island and Steveston. encourage more effective citizens  If anv readers can  help  us, participation in their communities  boked after  properly  and  we    cither bv shari     ,ncir mcmories by channelling the energy and  L-tii\ii'IH-.t..L��..L....*iH......     ,,\t-.., * r .. rt  _ Continued From Page Three  them, but because it is not convenient to own one as we arc not  at home very much during the  day to keep an animal under  control. Roberts Creek is considered a rural area where it is  permissible to live without some  of thc restrictions which are  necessary in a more congested  area or in the city. However,  this not only includes keeping  a dog, but also includes having  a garden and possibly a few  chickens if you arc in the right  area, or rabbits or even sheep  or what have you. Now all of  these  things   are   very   well   if  know that chickens have to be  fenced in or they will trespass  on their neighbours property  and also if chickens get loose  and roam they risk thc possibility  of being demolished by someone's dog. Therefore it looks as  though an unrestricted style of  living is only permissible as long  as it docs not conflict with someone else's style of living.  Therefore, thc Community  Association would like everyone  to take note that if keeping an  animal is what makes you happy  then make quite sure that your  animal is not interfering with  someone      else's      happiness.  or by helping us gct in touch imagination of youth  into pro-  with others who may have per- jects   supported   by    voluntary  sonal    knowledge    of   people, associations,  places,  events or just  general To   participate,   organizations  information, wc will appreciate should apply to their local office  hearing from them.  Please write of the   Secretary   of   State   for  or phone Mr. Ted. M. Young- project funds to hire students,  berg. Richmond  '79 Centennial Tn��se   considering   such   appli-  Society,   302-6411   Buswell   St.. cations must be willing to fully  Richmond. B.C. V6Y 2G5. 1604) sponsor   and    supervise    their  270-2100. projects.  Ted M.Youngberg, Chairman Tne Department will give  Historical Committee Priort.v to projects which: provide  support for women's, native,  Thtttllc VOM francophone and ethnic groups:  a* increase cooperation and under-  Dear Sir: standing between Canadians of  The First Sechelt Beavers, all races and ethnic groups;  especially on garbage pick-up Cubs, Scouts and Venturers assist associations operating in  days. Recently all the garbage wish to extend their thanks and rural Canada to improve the  cans on Beach Avenue West and appreciation to those members quality of their community life;  Flume Road were over-turned,   of the public who supported them support national unity.  by  buying   a   Christmas   tree. Interested organizations should  It was a first-time project for contact the nearest office of the  the boys and they were grati- Department of the Secretary of  fied with the public response.  A special thank you  to Mr.  Clayton   and   Mr.   Thomas   of  Trail Bay Mall for thc use of  their "corner" to sell the trees.  Roberta Foxall,  Secretary  resulting in a very disgusting  mess. A few years ago, some  energetic citizens went to a lot  of work and trouble to get a garbage pick-up in thc area, previous  to which we used to be treated  to the sight of garbage dumped  alongside the road or into creeks  or ravines. So surely it isn't  too much to expect that a garbage  receptacle can sit for a couple  of hours unmolested until the  truck arrives to empty it. And  surely we can all get along  harmoniously without resorting  to having a dog-catcher visit  the area at regular intervals;  which is one of the proposals  which was put forward at the  meeting.  Florence McSavancy  for Roberts Creek  Communitv Association  State before the deadline for  applications, this year, set at  March 1,1978.  Contact: Jim Spinelli, 207,  1525 West 8th Ave., Vancouver,  B.C. V6J1T5 (732-4111).  =7~  ?///ss//,im'/mwm  BURGLARY  Protect your business place or residence  "If you are not alarmed you should be"  Burglary is on the upswing  Purchase, Lease, Rental  Also door announceators, video surveillance  Vehicle & Boat alarms  Peninsula Alarm Systems Ltd.  886-9116 Box 77 Gibsons  mawtmmmmmmmmmmmm  km  1-2- and 3 Bedroom  apartments  Available in March  For an appointment phone:        00D"24I7  on Jan.28th  Thomas the Naturopath  Coast News, January 24, 1978.  13.  by G. E. Mary Cassln  One family I got to know quite  well in the early 40's were the  Thomas's.  They were an odd rather  eccentric couple whose appearance always seemed to date them.  Her hair style always seemed to  be the same. They could have  stepped out of the last century.  They were already retired when  1 met them, but in name only.  People like that never really  retire. They still worked on  their land and raised enough  stuff for themselves with a little  over for their friends and neighbours of which I was one. I  can remember especially fresh  cream they used lo bring me.  Mr. Thomas had a cure for  everything, or so he said. He  was a great believer in garlic  and chewed it all the time. He  would look out the window and  point to different weeds and  grasses and tell you which  medicine they were and what  they could cure.  Before coming to Canada,  while still in Wales, he claimed  he actually practiced as a naturopath and had people constantly  coming to receive his cures,  though here he only talked about  it. I remember once when a  neighbour's baby was sick and  nearly died his saying he could  have cured il and saved them the  specialists fees as there was no  medicine then. Before retirement Mr. Thomas had been an  engineer.  His father was a tailor and he  was no mean tailor himself and  made most of his wife's clothes.  Mrs. Thomas was a talented  woman. As well as being musical  she had at one time held an  important position in Australia  where she was once   secretary  to   the   Governor.      Their   son the Diplomatic Service.    I u.is  Maldwyn was also very talented, told   one   tunc   that   he   got   a  As well as being very  musical scholarship through  the   United  he   was   clever   scholastically. Nations to Geneva.     Maldwyn  Like a lot of clever people Maid- Thomas   was   undoubtedly   one  wyn  was  very  quiet  and  kept of  thc   most   successful   people  very much to himself.   The last to come out of Gibsons and a  1 heard of him he had entered great credit to his parents.  SALE  Up to 50% OFF  THE FAB SHOP  Sunnycrest Shopping  Centre 886-2231  OUR  JAHUrWClHMNCE  is Still On !  Wharf St., Sechelt, next to Miss Bee's  & the Family Mart     Your local Mom's & Tot's Shop      885-5611  NCTCrMQE...  NDTFClFTIME8...eiT  12TIME8AYEAF  We Add Interest  toycup Account...  CHEQUING ACCOUNT  Compounded Monthly  You Receive More  Interest In Our Chequing  Account Than Is Paid For  Most Savings Accounts.  Sunshine Coast Credit Union  BOX 375, COWRIE STREET, SECHELT, B.C. VON 3A0  TELEPHONE 885-3255 14.  Coast News, January 24,1978.  "Have soaring prices got you up against the boards?  Cross over the blue line  territory.  Elphinstone Co-op  ANNUAL  MEETING  Febuary 2,1978,8:00 p.m. at  United Church Hall, Gibsons  -/ycea*n offlfo Clop-  886-2522  Prices effective: Thurs., Fri., Sat.  January 26, 27,28.  o  PRODUCE  Pink or White  Red or Golden  Delicious  Grapefruit  Apples  Lettuce  Cherry Tomatoes  Medium Onions  Oranges   ��.  CUCUmberS     Mexican  Carrots  Bulk  6/M.QO  3 *. /80*  49*  49*  2.725*  3��./��1.00  2/49*  19*  Each  Basket  Co-op  Chicken Noodle,  Cream of Chicken,  Cream of Celery  Soup iooz 3/79*  Kraft  Miracle Whip Dressing  85*  16 oz.  Cu��tdttie'8omfiuc46on-  PricedCoofecCon,-  FROZEN FOODS  Co-op Fancy  Green Beans  Chun King  Frozen Dinners  2 lb.  11 oz.  *1.15  *1.09  Chicken & Pineapple  Sweet & Sour Shrimp  Sweet & Sour Sparerlbs  FREE  HOCKEY  TICKETS  - one of the year's  biggest games -  MONTREAL  VS  VANCOUVER  From January 24th to 28th Inclusive,  shoppers at the Co-op will be eligible to  enter a draw for two tickets to the Canucks vs  Montreal Canadians game on February 2nd.  Simply write your name on a slip of paper  and olace It in the box. The draw will take  al closing lime on Saturday. January 28.  MEAT BULKSALE  EZSE^  Regular  Ground Beef LeFsasrPra 69*  Family Pack  Ib  Olympic  lb. Bulk  i $4.49  l::t.||;,       ������    FINE    zM   '���  W= MEATS ��J  Breakfast Sausage  Wieners  ���4.29  Beef Steakettes  ���4.39  Side Bacon  $6.89  Pork Choppettes  ���4.39  Schneider's  Meat Pies ep^x  Schneider's  Picnic Hams bo^ss  Schneider's  Sliced Bologna  Veal Choppettes  Fish Cakes  Turbot Fillets  16 oz.  5lb. Bulk  5lb. Bulk  5lb. Bulk  ���1.29  ���1.99  Each   99*  ���4.39  $3.09  *5.19  ���1.59  Canada Grade A #1  Round Steaks  Canada Grade A  Round Steak Roast  $1.49  lb.  Ib.  Co-op  Soft Margarine  1 lb. Tub  57*  Co-op  Red Kidney Beans in Sauce  14 oz. Tin  37*  Co-op Fancy  Applesauce  2/63*  Co-op  Pink Salmon  7% oz.  89*  Peek Freans  Digestive Biscuits  2/98*  7% oz.  Co-op Crunchy  Peanut Butter  16 oz.  83*  1  Peek Freans  Shortcake Biscuits  2/98*  7Vj oz  Co-op Salted  Soda Crackers  1lb.  69*  Co-op Unsweetened  Orange Juice  48 oz.  65*  Co-op Smooth  Peanut Butter  16 OZ.  93*  Delsey White  Bathroom Tissue  ���1.10  4'S

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