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Array M legislative  fl parliaments  "���I victoria, b.  legislative library  parliaments buildings  victoria, b.c.   80,1  The Sunshine  Published at Qibsons, B.C.  15$ per copy on news stands  Second Class Mail Registration No. 4702  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  Delivered to every address on the Coast.  December 4, 1979  Volume 33, Number 49  School Board on the outside looking in  The School Board may be on the outside looking hi If a  recommendation to construct a Joint Office Facility on the lite of  the Sechelt Sewage Treatment Planjo house the Regional Board and  Sechelt Village is passed by the Incoming Secheh Council at their  meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 5.  The recommendation was passed quickly, virtually without debate  at the Regional Board meeting, held on Thursday, November 29.  The proposed site of the reduced Joint Office Facility Is owned by  the Regional Board and was set aside for Just such a purpose a few  years ago, but was shelved when negotiations began to have the three  different branches of local government in one building.  For the past few months, the projected facility has been bedevilled  by much changing of mind and skyrocketing land costs in Sechelt  Village. The most recent release from the School Board indicates  Will continue to debate  that they have again backed away from the controversial Lot 2  proposal.  Lot 2 became controversial because it is presently owned by ex-  School Trustee Van Egmond.  The recommendation to the incoming Sechelt Council urges that  both bodies involved���there being no room for a building to house  the three government bodies���should move forward in accepting the  Sewage Treatment site without delay and that a Building Committee  be struck Immediately to begin the project.  The School Board Is now expected either to stay in the Village of  Gibsons for another five-year term or proceed to utilize mobiles  from Pender Harbour on the grounds of Chatelech Secondary  School. A decision is expected shortly.  Chairman states Board position  Santa arrived at the Sunnycrest Shopping Centre by fire engine on Saturday afternoon. The young fellow in his arms  appears to be quite happy but the two on his left appear to be concerned that they might be forgotten.  As Chairman of the Board of School Trustees of School District  46 (Sunshine Coast), I would like to take this opportunity to clear  up what appears to be some confusion on the part of spme people,  about the so-called delay in a decision on whether the Board will  consider a Joint Facility Complex in Sechelt or a Single Facility  office in Sechelt or in Gibsons.  The initial idea to have a Board-owned office building is not a  new idea but one that goes back inany years. The new thinking  was to join with the Regional Board in a joint venture that would  be beneficial to the taxpayer in dollars as well as in convenience.  This idea was later expanded to include the Village of Sechelt  (April 12/79)���at their request.  I have read recently in the newspaper, much to my  bewilderment, such remarks as:  The School Board is beginning to get a little egg on its face by  not making up its mind."  The Board, in fact, has only had the Committee's report on  properties (September 27/79) since the first week of October,  1979���approximately seven weeks���not a very long time for a  responsible group to have to make a decision that might entail a  major change in the community. Other comments in the same  article are just as irresponsible. For example, it was reported:  By B.C. Health Association  Hospital enquiry begins  In a press release which reached the Coast News too late for  inclusion in last week's paper, Gordon Hall, Chairman of the  Board of Hospital Trustees, announced 'an independent,  impartial enquiry' into allegations of staff morale problems at St.  Mary's Hospital. The text of the press release follows:  "The Board of Trustees of St. Mary's Hospital has asked for an  independent impartial enquiry into the allegations that have been  made by the Press regarding alleged operating and morale  problems at St. Mary's Hospital. This enquiry will be carried out  with the utmost expediency by professional qualified consultants  of B.C. Health Association.  A Press Conference will be called following the enquiry at  which time the observations and findings will be made public to all  concerned.  G. Hall  Chairman of the Board of Trustees "  Subsequent to the arrival of the press release, the Coast News  learned that the inquiry was to get underway on Monday,  December 3, and will be undertaken by a Dr. L.E. Ranta, Director  of Health Care Services for the B.C. Helath Association. The B.C.  -earlier motion at the Regional  Board had requested a December meeting.  Director Joe Harrison, in  supporting Almond, took exception to Director Charles  Lee's observation that it was  unfortunate that the situation  at St. Mary's had received  publicity in the local newspapers. "Why shouldn't we be  talking about this?" demanded  Harrison. "Too many are  treating this as a problem in  public relations. It is not and is  not capable ofa P.R. solution,"  said Harrison.  Area F Director David  Hunter urged that "our ap-  ,,,....., pointment   to   the   Hospital  Health Association is a voluntary organization of all public Board (Harry Almond) en-  hospitals in the province of B.C. deavour to ensure that a proper  It is understood that prior to problems at the hospital, enquiry is carried out." Almond said that that was indeed  his intention.  accepting his present position,  which he has held with the B.C.  Health Association for almost  five years, Dr. Ranta was for 20  years the Medical Director of  Vancouver General Hospital.  Dr. Ranta is said to have a  broad background in the  problems of hospitals and has  visited every public hospital in  British Columbia during the  last five years.  At the Regional Board  meeting on Thursday, November 29, Director Harry Almond, who is the Regional  Board representative on the  Hospital Board, re-iterated  that there seemed to be definite  Almond said that at a meeting  in a private home, ten members  of the hospital staff had told  him of conditions at the  hospital which had led to the  public allegations of problems.  Almond expressed his surprise that the Hospital Board  had not undertaken an investigation themselves. "The facts  are there to be discovered," said  Almond. >  Regional Board Chairman  Ed Nicholson said that in  accordance with a request front  Hospital Board Chairman  Gordon Hall, the Regional  Board would meet with the  Hospital Board in January. An  Teddy Dixon, Dave Lamb, and Howie Joe of the Seehelt Chiefs hold up the trophy  emblematic of supremacy in the Sunshine Coast Soccer League's mid-season  tournament. The Chiefs won the trophy on Sunday afternoon.  Local man rescues stranded five  Oddfellows honor  50-year veteran  The Oddfellows Lodge recognized one of their truly  veteran members recently when  Tom Parry of Gibsons was  presented with his 50-Year  Membership Pin and Life  Membership Certificate from  the Trail Oddfellows Lodge  which he joined in October,  1929.  Tom's 50 years as an Oddfellow include a stint as  Grandmaster of the Trail  Lodge. He is also past District  Deputy Grandmaster serving  the Kootenay area. Tom has  been a 20-year resident of the  Sunshine Coast and is an  associate of Sunshine Coast  Lodge 76.  The presentation to the  veteran Oddfellow was made  during a visit to this area by  Grandmaster Lloyd Tranmer  of Chilliwack who was accompanied by William Dyble.  Tranmer and Dyble are of the  Excelsior Lodge in Chilliwack.  The importance of the public's responsibility in reporting  or investigating distress signals  was manifested when five men  were rescued from Bertha Rock  on the southern tip of Thor-  manby Island on Sunday  evening, November 18.  Don Hadden, a Sechelt  Realtor, was on a combination  hunting and fishing trip with a  friend. Hc dropped his partner  off on Thormanby, agreeing to  meet him on the other side with  the boat. It was getting dark  when Don was rounding the tip  of the Island and saw a flare set  off from Bertha Rock. A fife  was also burning on ihe  uninhabited rock.  When he investigated, he  found five people on the islet.  The five had been coming  through Welcome Pass when  their 36-foot power boat hit a  log and began to sink. For  some reason, the boat's radio,  which had been tested the  previous day, failed to work, so  they abandoned their boat in a  rubber dinghy lined with two  air mattresses and made it to  Bertha Rock.  After   some   difficulty   in  rising seas, Don took the  youngest member of the party,  a ten year old boy and the  owner of the boat off the rock  and into Cooper's Green. On  the way in he contacted the  lighthouse keeper at Mary  Island who had been monitoring channel nine. Thc Coast  Guard cutter arrived an hour  later and picked up the remaining three. Don put them  up in his home at Selma Park  overnight. Next morning they  were met by friends at Horseshoe Bay and taken home to  Whiterock.  Thc flare seen by Don had  been the last of six the men had  fired from the rock. Art  MePhee, the local Provincial  Emergency Programme (P.E.  P.), discovered later that the  flares had been seen by other  people, but not acted upon. Hc  pointed out that it is thc legal  responsibility of any person  seeing a distress signal to report  it. The fastest way to do this is  to dial the operator and ask for  Marine Distress. This is a toll  free call. If in any doubt, McPee  can be reached at 885-3540.  What happened to Hadden's  hunting partner? He found a  public telephone and called  home to say hc was safe. While  he was at the phone a local  resident saw him and gave him  a bed for the night.  "It is most discouraging to hear they are still fighting back and  forth."  The Board, I would have you know, does not "fight back and  forth"���it "debates". A further statement was made about there  being "not much ofa conflict of interest" which is like saying "the  lady was just a little bit pregnant". The article continues with the  mind-boggling statement that:  "We (Council) looked arount the Village (Sechelt) for  property and  lo  and  behold,  we  found  Len owned  everything."  Lo and behold (my own) the world is full of wondrous things!  This from a councilman who has held office for many years!!  The School Board, however, has made a decision not to locate  on Lot 2. It has been suggested to the parties concerned that the  Board is looking forward to further discussions on other more  suitable properties. I was asked about why I voted against the Lot  2 site and I do not hesitate to say that I voted against Lot 2 because  I found it unsuitable for many reasons. I felt the location of Lot 2  not to be central enough to the main traffic in the Village, that is, it  was too far away from the services required by the office and  furthermore the report on site evaluation by the architect was not,  to my mind, encouraging. I quote:  "Investigation of the site was made and it was noted that part  of the site flanking the Water Fowl Sanctuary is lower than  originally observed. The attached plan shows that a bank has  been raised along the drainage channel separating it from a  basin covering much of the lower part of this site, which is  almost the same level as the water in the channel. This whole  ana may be flooded or become very wet during high winter  * -    tide* and spring run-off."  Further to all this evidence was the question of our being  involved in property owned by a "trustee".  When Mr. Van Egmond made it known to me that he was in  discussion with the Village of Sechelt regarding Lot 2, I  immediately thereafter consulted with my Vice-Chairman, Mr. Al  Lloyd, and decided to ask Mr. Van Egmond to step down from the  Committee, which he agreed to do. I then appointed Mr. Al Lloyd  to replace Mr. Van Egmond as Chairman of our group on the  Joint Facility Committee. Mr. Van Egmond, unfortunately,  found it necessary to continue discussions with other Board  members regarding Lot 2 and although not voting on any of the  motions relating to the property, except the motion to stay in  Gibsons, he was having some influence on the whole matter. He  should not have, furthermore, participated in the last meeting of  the Joint Facility group. The Committee, feeling very uneasy  about the whole matter, asked for���and got���a legal opinion that  would give them a clearer understanding of the concept "conflict  of interest".  Mr. Mills, Secretary-Treasurer, contacted our solicitors and  reported to the Board their conversation and recommendations. I  participated in this conversation with the solicitors and all of their  recommendations have been carried out.  The School Board will continue to debate the location of an  office at their pleasure with or without the other parties, although  I hope it will be with them because I fell a Joint Facility is a good  idea, but the Board will not be pressured by self-interest groups.  There are some people who feel the Board is taking too long but  there are some strong feelings in the community about such a  change and the Board feels that all facets of this problem should  be considered in an open and fair manner and the Board intends to  see that they arrive at a decision after careful consideration.  The clouds of winter close in around the mountains behind Sechelt. The Davis Bay Wharf Is In the foreground of thla  teiephoto shot by Ian Corrance.  |For 35 years the most widely read Sunshine Coast newspaper!]  ��� ^- coast News, December 4,1979  &  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons. B.C. every Tuesday,  by Glassford Press Ltd. 'Phone886-2622  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1V0 or886-7817  Reporter/Photographer���  Ian Corrance  Advertising���  Allan Crane  Fran Berger  Copysetting���  Gerry Walker  Editor���  John Burnside  Office Manager���  M.M. Joe  Production Manager���  Sharon L. Berg  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast  British Columbia $20 per year, $12 for six months. H   Canada, except B C.: $22 per year.       United States and Foreign, $24 per year.  Hydro and thc export market  I iftecn months ago alter hearing Bob  Bonnei address a convention of weekly  newspaper publishers in Vancouver we  editorialized that n was evident lhal the  (liauman ol B.C, Hydro was intent on  massive energ) cxporis to try to reduce  11>dn >"s awesome debt. Hydro has now  applied io lhc National Energy Board to be  allowed to export linn power to the United  States.  111*. important to note that his is the first  time that linn power exports have been  sought, Power exported heretofore has  been interruptable power which exports  could be stopped if the power was needed  in this province. Firm power is not  interruptable, commands higher prices  and ihat. of course, is why Hydro is  anxious lo export it.  What makes all this the more remarkable is lhal thc recent First Ministers'  Conference on power seemed to emphasize  a Canada-first power policy in viewol'the  volatile situation lacing world oil supplies.  Equally remarkable perhaps is the fact that  Hydro will have massive amounts of  surplus energy available for export. It can  only have been achieved, as critics of  Hydro have claimed, because Hydro has  been over-estimating provincial power  requirements consistently for years.  To restate ihe position as simply as  possible, here wc have a Crown Corporation which supplies somewhere in the  region of 15','; of the province's energy yet  which has managed lo run up 60% of the  provincial  debi  by one gigantic power  project after another. In the process Hydro  has sought and continues to seek,  permission lo flood thousands of acres of  arable land in ihe Peace River and  elsewhere, always they claimed because  they were anticipating future power needs  of this province and now, suddenly, there  are massive amounts of energy available  for continuous export. Thc proposed  export quantities, we are told amount to  39% of Hydro's domestic sales for the  1978-79 year. Does this not tell us that  Hydro has produced 40% more energy  than this province requires?  And then there is the question of price.  The application filed by Hydro says little  about price but one sample contract  indicates that Hydro sells power to the  Americans at less than half the price  charged residential users in the province of  British Columbia. Is there anyone who can  justify selling power to another country at  less than half of what we sell it for to our  own people?  We have said before, but it bears  repeating, that either Hydro is a mindless  monster which creates even more gigantic  projects as a self-serving means of keeping  its highly paid engineers employed or else it  is playing, under the leadership of Bob  Bonner, some game on the international  energy stage which has little to do with the  needs of the people of British Columbia  and still less to do with any of their elected  representatives. The day of reckoning with  the Power Corporation would appear to be  long past due.  Hospital inquiry  Wc would wish Dr. Lawrence E. Ranta  ol ihe B.C. Health Association well as he  begins his inquiry inlo thc conditions at St.  Mary's Hospital. It is a good thing that,  with thc l'u ror that has been raised, the  Hospital Hoard recognized the necessity of  an independent inquiry into the situation.  Let it bc said thai pari of the problem is  undoubtedly caused by the stringent  financial guidelines laid down by the  Socred governmeni for hospitals in this  province. Budgetary increases were to be  kept within y'i of thc previous year's  budget despite ihe fact that inflation was  increasing considerably faster than 5%  each year. In effect ihis constitutes a cutback in ihe budgets of every hospital in the  province.  Il is a significant fact that thc great  majority ol hospitals in ihe province have  been unable lo operate without incurring  deficits since the abitrary and unbending  financial guidelines were imposed. Despite  the fact of an expansion, St. Mary's  Hospital is one of the few in the province to  succeed in remaining within its budget and  on the surface this is a tribute to Hospital  Administrator Nick Vucurevich. If,  however, this budgetary success has been  achieved at the expense of overworking the  staff of the hospital it must be seen to be of  questionable merit.  It is the task of Dr. Ranta to determine if  hardships have, been worked on the staffby  the zealous application of an over-  stringent budget. Other allegations made  repeatedly off the record of intimidation  and personal abuse must also command  Dr. Ranta's close attention. St. Mary's  Hospital in Sechelt has been in recent  memory widely recognized as a happy  hospital. No stone should be left unturned  until it is such again.  ..from the files of the COAST NEWS  FIVE YEARS AGO  Mrs. Bea Rankin has informed the  School Board that she will be retiring  on December 31 after 35 years in the  teaching profession. Mrs. Rankin has  been on the staff of Elphinstone  Secondary School for many years.  , The Minibus Transport Service is  expected to begin on December 16.  Regional  Board  directors have  expressed concern over the proposed  dismantling of the Davis Bay wharf.  TEN YEARS AGO  RCMP, announce the arrival of a  breathalyzer unit in the local area for  the lirst time.  Construction of St. Mary's Hospital  35-bed extension has been blocked  because provincial authorities have  severely leduced the budget. Members  ol the Hospital Board met recently with  the Honourable Isabel Dawson to  discuss the financial difficulties.  The famed Charles A. Bedford Shell  Collection, which has travelled to  many parts of the Northwest of North  America, has been donated to the  Gibsons Museum.  FIFTEEN YEARS AGO  The first patient to arrive at the new  St. Mary's Hospital was a young miss  who required an emergency appendectomy.  In a communication from Ottawa,  M.P. Jack Davis urges that a copper  refinery he located at Britannia Beach  in Howe Sound.  A book published in Detroit entitled  Of Days and Driftwood extolls the  Sunshine Coast as a Shangri-la found.  TWENTY YEARS AGO  An   -850.000   expansion   program,  involving of new buildings at Gibsons  and Sechelt, has been launched by  B.C, Telephone Company on the  Sunshine Coast.  The Coast News unearths a copy of a  1922 newspaper which advocates the  abandonment of the P.G.E.  TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO  Pender Harbour residents were  shocked when the bodies of two well  known local men, Chuck Nickerson  and Roy Haase, were recovered from  Garden Bay Lake just a mile above the  Harbour. Alert work by R.C.M.P.  officer Nels Cumming noted a slight  indication in the brush at the side of the  lake which led to the discovery of the  car involved in 20 feet of water.  More than 100 visitors from out of  town are expected in Gibsons at the  charter dinner of the Sunshine Coast  Kiwanis Club.  THIRTY YEARS AQO  Gibsons Municipal Clerk Robert  Burns laid the chips on the line when  he addressed the Sechelt Board of  Trade in Anne's Coffee Shop in Selma  Park on the subject of incorporation.  Burns warned the Board that incorporation would probably mean higher  taxes.  The telephone exchange announces  that, in order to give better service, the  hours of service of the exchange will  now be from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.  Chapman Creek ran amok recently  plugging the waterpipe intake with  debris to a depth of 100 feet. Schools  were closed for several days while  holes were bored in the pipe below the  blockage.    ���f'iK  Sechelt, 1910. Helen Dawe, who researched its history, says that the  vessel seen here moored to the dock was built at Wallace Shipyards as  the Unlean for United Canneries of British Columbia. When Captain  James Cates bought the 90-foot wooden craft, he renamed it the  Belcarra; and under this registry Herbert Whitaker's Sechelt Steamship  Company acquired it in 1910. While en route to the Dempsey logging  camp in Agamemnon Channel in heavy fog late in that same year, it  struck a nearby rock and sank beyond recovery. The steam donkey and  pile driver had been used in construction of the Whitaker wharf, and  remained on its deck for some years. On more than one occasion they  were put to work to repair storm damage. Photo courtesy E.S. Clayton  collection and Elphinstone Pioneer Museum. L.R. Peterson  '-iammm-maemt*  No stranger to abuse, either  given or received, for some  reason that escapes me entirely,  I nonetheless passed another  milestone last week. For the  first time as far as I can  remember, I was called a  pedantic bigot. A pedantic  bigot���what a terrible thing to  be.  The reason that this unkindly accolade was heaped on  my hopefully undeserving head  was a column I wrote lastevrjjjk  in which I dared the observation that the Ayatollah Kho-  menei would not have come to  international attention were it  not for the preceding facts of  the rule of terror coincidental  with Western opulent decis-  dence that the Shah of Iran,  only the second of his illustrous  line, had brought over the last  quarter of a century or so to his  Moslem people and the tragic  propensity of the American  foreign policy for propping up  any anti-democratic power  group in the world which  would proclaim itself to be  anti-Communist.  In so saying I was not  speaking on behalf of, nor  justifying the actions of Kho-  menei. Aging fanatics preaching hatred1, as I thought I made  clear, are not my cup of tea at  all, thank you very much.  The point that I seek to make  is merely that the laws of cause  and effect are still in effect. If  you support and enrich a  dreadful and decadent tyrant  over a people deprived of all  that one has been sort of taught  to believe is necessary for the  dignity of our species, then the  oppressed people will be filled  with a perhaps impotent but  nonetheless real resentment  deepening, if the condition  persists, to hatred.  Having set up that condition  of smouldering hatred you  have prepared thc bed of coals  without which it would not bc  possible for Khomcnei lo  inflame thc Iranian people.  Having supported thc Shah,  thc Americans are vulnerable  to the machinations of this  fanatical Ayatollah and fifty or  so of their people are being held  hostage and their fate, terrible  and undeserved, stirs the  concern of all who have  imagination enough to picture  their plight.  I suppose I am being pedantic again, but nonetheless, I  refuse to assume a knee-jerk  reflex that tells me that virtue is  all on the one side. That kind of  simplistic loyalty I simply  cannot manage. It serves no  good purpose that I can see  and, pedantic or no, I intend to  try to have a look at any  situation as fraught with  significance and danger as the  Iranian situation is as closely  Musings  John Burnside  Slings & Arrows *^"  George Matthews  and as thoroughly as I can.  I would maintain that if we  should somehow stumble out  of the present crisis, endangered as we are by Khomenei,  who seems to intend to grace  his last years by leading  Moslems on a holy war, and  Carter, intent on showing  himself to be a strong leader as  the long American run-up to  the presidential election begins,  then we have nothing to look  forward to except a series of  repetitions in the Middle East  and elsewhere in the world  unless we start treating the  causes of the malaise instead of  the symptoms.  At this point I think I'll  anticipate the criticism that  could be made that to be  critical is easy, to be constructive is difficult. I'll propose a  solution to the present mess.  The simplest is often the best  and I would recommend the  extradition of the Shah of Iran  without delay. The man is an  accused mass murderer in his  land of birth and any other  such would be handcuffed and  handed over without delay to  the authorities of his country  for trial. To the Americans this  would be construed as a loss of  face and it is not likely to  happen. The alternative appears to be an attack on the  people of Iran which, apart  from extreme military and  economic risks, would almost  certainly mean immediate  death for the people being held  in the embassy. My choice  would be the former.  For long years everyone who  advocated a decent distribution of thc world's goods has  been forced to endure a stream  of familiar epithets not least  amongst which is thc term  'bleeding hearts'. It has seemed  to me that it was obvious that  thecondition which saw 10% of  the world's population in  Europe and America commanding for their own use over  60% of the world's wealth,  could not continue forever and  if we of the West were to avoid  finding ourselves faced with  increased hostility from every  corner of the globe, then we  had best address ourselves  voluntarily to redressing the  imbalance. The hostility is  beginning to surface and the  'bleeding hearts' who advocated international and social  justice now seem simply sensible. It is the Western tragedy,  and the American tragedy in  particular, that the leadership  and the people came to believe*  that it was their God-given  right, a mark of some innate  superiority, that accorded them  the bulk of the world's goods  and no attempt to modify the  status quo emanated from the  West.  Had the West given the  Arabs more for their oil when  they controlled it completely  and where possible, encouraged programs of general social  enrichment there would not  now be the kind of hatred that  is causing Moslems to burn  embassies, seize hostages and  to turn away from the West  towards medieval religious  figures for their leadership.  It is ironic that it is the tough-  guy defenders of the status quo  who find it impossible to deny  care and attention to the Shah  of Iran despite the fact that fifty  certain American lives are at  stake and world peace and  civilization as we know it is  threatened. Of course, the fact  that the Shah has made himself  one of the richest men in the  world and that David Rockefeller is his banker, may have  something to do with this  compassion towards an accused mass murderer.  No, I refuse to be stampeded  into any Amcrican-right-or-  wrong stance over thc likes of  the Shah of Iran���and if that  makes me a pedantic bigot, so  be it.  Make no mistake about it,  Joe Clark is here to stay. The  reasons are many and certainly  don't include his political  charisma. He is pompous,  tedious and unimaginative.  But, despite this, or perhaps  because of it, he somehow  represents what the Canadian  public wants these days.  The main reason he'll stay  around is that the Liberals  won't be able to find anybody  better. For almost 12 years, the  Liberal party traded on the  personality of the leader, and  now that the leader is gone, the  party that lived on his antics  will have to suffer the consequences. Names like Eugene  Whelan, Francis Fox, Art  Philips don't exactly fire the  imagination.  Further, the Liberal party  allowed itself to rot for 10  years; it suffered the fate of  success, became unrepresentative and virtually vanished  from anywhere but Quebec and  Ontario. In politics, as my old  friend Frank Fuller used to say,  victory is complete, no defeat  final, "and what we have to  look forward to for the next  eight years or so is the Tory's  revenge".  On the positive side, Clark  has stumbled through the  learning phase of his new job  not without massive goofs, but  with a certain naive candor in  which he has quite often been  humble enough to admit he had  made a mistake. After all, if it's  one thing we Canadians fall for  everytime, it's humility.  Clark has also been able to at  least create the impression that  his government is going to cut  back on spending. That was the  basic philosophy in his election  campaign. The rest of what he  had to say didn't make a lot of  sense and consequently no one  listened. What thc electorate  heard was auslerity and let's  tighten our belts.  DECEMBER TIDE  In decembtr  I find  tht wlnttr wr*n  tuckering through th* tlrtweod round*  wt pile and chop.  ron thot tht dttr today,  bthlnd tht garden  It ran up tht ridge,  wt butchered It than  ttttp  with th* wind blowing.  wlnttr  pltrctt  tharp and pointed  through  th* angl* ol our bty;  wt art alone,  north-lacing tnd no tun,  Itft Ilk* rock*  by turning tldt.  MWMW  Julia Mo*  Clark, for all of his faults,  has also displayed an openness  which hasn't been seen in a  Prime Minister since the days  of Lester Pearson. His accessibility and his refusal to play  king has. I suspect, won some  support from people who  would otherwise dispair of his  politics. This, more than  anything else should win him a  majority in the next Parlia*  ment. ���  Take Qarte |ti his. Wprd, al  least' In this 'regafd, h<T Will  avoid an election until the  Liberals have elected a new  leader next March. Then, about  two months later he will call an  election; the fanfare for thc new  Liberal leader will have faded  and the opposition will still be  in disarray. Trudeau did the  same to Stanfield in the first  Trudeau-Stanfield election.  The party which could gain  considerably from this scenario  is the N.D.P. Broadbent has  been masterful both in and out  of Parliament. Their percentage of the popular vote could  well be translated into seats in  Parliament as a result. Clark  knows this, and he has been  saving some of his most offensive barbs for the N.D.P. while  generally laying'off the official  opposition.  Broadbent will have to be  wary however. If Clark can  create a situation in which it  appears that Broadbent is  responsible for defeating the  government in Parliament thus  necessitating an election, then  thc N.D.P. might suffer the  traditional crunch of Canadian  politics. The N.D.P. usually  suffers in these minority government elections and unless  Broadbent plays his cards  right, it could happen again.  Clark, for all of his apparent  weaknesses, is not a stupid man  and he has good advice. The  Conservatives also have some  interesting personalities and  despite their politics this has a  great effect on Canadian  voters. Further, the average  Canadian voter is a fair minded  sort of person and I suspect the  general feeling now is; give  Clark a chance to do the job.  When he does call the  election, next May probably,  Clark stands to gain votes; not  substantially, but enough to  secure a majority. The N.D.P.  should gain marginally while  the Liberals lose votes to both  parties. It will, in any case, be  one of those elections in which  policy will be less important  than personality. Why? For  some reason I can't put my  finger on Canadians like Joe  Clark more than they are  willing to admit. Letters to  the Editor  Psychiatric assessment before chain saw operation?  Coast News, December 4,1979  DOING OUR BEST TO BE RIGHT FOR YOU  ���ill ���I4M?1  Gibsons  SUNNYCREST  ?*    CENTRE  Editor:  Would it be possible for you  to use part of your not  inconsiderable influence, as the  editor of the best and most  progressive newspaper on the  Sunshine Coast, to assist me in  having a law passed requiring  everyone to have a psychiatric  assessment before being al  lowed to operate a chain saw?  At the present time, we have  laws pertaining to the operating of motor vehicles, power  boats, neighbourhood pubs,  etc., but absolutely nothing to  regularize the use of these  infernal machines. As it stands  now, any idiot can beg, borrow,  Survival for Cambodians  dependi  aid  buy or steal one and proceed to  desecrate this wonderful corner  of the world by felling every  tree in sight, with the provision  of course, that he presumably  owns the land on which they  are growing.  Such a lunatic is at the  moment at large on a property  quite close to me and, not only  do I find the incessant whine of  the saw most annoying, but  even more offensive is the  intermittent crash as another  beautiful   tree,   which   took  .  decades to grow, is ruthlessly  cut down.  Why in the name of all that is  holy, don't these mentally  retarded characters either stay  in the city, move to the prairie,  or, hopefully, drop a tree onto  themselves?  Why do they have to come  here to ruin what possibly was,  at one time, one of the most  attractive spots on earth?  Thanking you,  Yours truly,  D. Cruickshank  100% Locally Owned & Operated  GOV T INSPECTED  turkeys i  FROZEN TRYING  ty Grade  side spareribs  n2 SLICED  Editor,   ______J____mrim_  Living, as we do, in the  comfort of our relatively  prosperous nation, it is very  easy for us to become increasingly insualted from the  tragic facts of life confronting  citizens of other nations. I refer  especially to the catastrophe  which has beset the people of  Cambodia, a situation so  horrifying that it has been  called the worst disaster since  the Second World War. Your,  readers may not be aware of the  fact that about half of this tiny  country's 5 million estimated  remaining population are  facing immediate starvation  and death, while real hunger  and epidemic disease threaten  the remainder. And a very large  proportion of that impersonal  world "population* consists of  innocent children.  UNICEF and the RED  CROSS have been involved in a  joint mission to Cambodia  since July 1979, a mission  which is, only now, starting to  have the minutest real effect,  because of the severe damage  suffered by the Cambodian  infrastructure.  The media have helped alert  the public to this disaster, and I  am writing now to ask you to  help us inform the public in  British Columbia as to how  they can translate their undoubted concern into action.  Firstly, I would be most  grateful if you would carry a  public service advertisement in  your newspaper. In all likelihood you have already received  material from our national  office, but we will be happy to  supply you with a further copy  if you wish. If you have  published the material please  accept my sincere gratitude.  Secondly, please publish this  letter, edited as necessary, to  inform the people in British  Columbia that they could help  by sending a donation to  CAMBODIAN EMERGENCY RELIEF at any UNICEF  or RED CROSS office.  I cannot emphasize strongly  enough, that for the people of  Cambodia it is a matter of  survival.  I thank you for your assistance.  Yours sincerely,  Barbara L. Walton,  Chairman  Magnouox 14" full  featured colour T.v.  MODEL  C1410  Reg. *489  Special  (439.73  IH a* MMnag tm pm  Authorized Dealer for       MMrwMMM  Port Mellon seeks  pollution change  A second extension of the  pollution controls at Canfor's  Port Mellon Division, is still  under scrutiny at the Pollution  Control Board.  Jim Earle, spokesman for the  mill, explained that under the  original agreement they had  been asked to install a submerged dif fuser outfall to carry  the. combined acid, alkaline  and sanitary effluent away  from the mill and townsite.  Canfor is asking that the  deadline for this be moved to  October 1983 in order that they  can install Teller Scrubbers in  #1 and H2 Recovery boilers.  These scrubbers would be used  to remove particle matter and  bivalvant sulphur. They wish to  install the scrubbers ahead of  schedule and have them operating by the end of April 1981.  The extension to the installation of the diffuser outfall  was aksed for as Canfor felt  that they could not do both  projects at the same time.  The Fish and Wildlife and  .Federal Fisheries recommended to Pollution Control Board  Ihat the original agreement be  upheld.  Ferry fares are under  assessment  In a telephone conversation,  Bill Bouchard, the Transport  Manager at the head office of  B.C. Ferry Corporation in  Victoria was asked if there was  any validity to the rumours that  a fare increase was in the offing  and that the resident commuter  cards were to be discontinued.  With regard to the rate  increase Boucher stated that,  "Although the Board is constantly analyzing fares, I have  heard no talk about an increase." He added that, "the  rumour probably started with  people expecting it to increase  with the price of oil going up  and through inflation in general."  Regarding the resident cards  he informed the Coast News  that the Board of Directors  were presently assessing the  special resident rates.  "We feel," he said, "that  taxpayers should have equal  treatment. Special fares are  difficult  to rationalize.  Al-  Band  concert.  Band music lovers are in for  a treat on December 6 at 7:30  p.m. when the Elphinstone  Secondary Band performs in  concert.  Music will be provided by the  Elphinstone Stage Band and the  Elphinstone Junior Band. Tickets will cost $1.  though the system has been  running smoothly on the  Sunshine Coast, there have  been problem areas, such as the  Gulf Islands, where identification for commuters has run  into a few snags."  He added that even with the  re-assessment in progress, he  had not heard that the cards  were to be discontinued.  ^^^^J 884-5240  8m page is for othar Dunham Rd.,  .Green Onion Ada. 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CANADA NO   1 GRADE  220 gm tin  | Aylmer  tomato soup     4/99(  284 mil tins  apples  Golden Delicious. Fancy Delicious. Spartan, 3 Ib. Bag  CALIFORNIA CANADA "1 GRADE  carrots  3 Ib. bag  Your Choice  navel oranges  3 Ib. bag Coast News, December 4,1979  The Shakecutters  Part IV  We toiled away on the corpse  of that giant cedar for the next  couple of weeks. It was good,  straight-grained wood and we  were jubilant over the final  yield���120 bundles and almost  an equivalent quantity of  blanks. Since Chow's truck was  able to back into the old road,  we were spared the chore of  carrying our product out. And  best of all, we finally had the  money to buy a brand new saw.  It was agreed that I would  lake the cash, head into  Vancouver and make the  purchase. I had about 70 bucks  mad-money to blow above the  power saw price and felt like a  millionaire as I boarded the  ferry that met Wednesday. I'd  determined to stay reasonably  sober until I got my business  done but the first person 1 ran  into was Haywire Danny,  grinning like he'd just won the  Irish Sweep. He had his gear  wiih him and three mickeys of  whiskey in a paper bag.  "What happened?" I asked.  "You pull the pin already?"  "Yeah, I bunched the  whore," he chuckled. "Told  that push where to get off too.  Those farmers don't know shit  about logging and that cook  they got...! I've eaten better  grub in jail!" He shoved a half-  empty mickey at me. "Here,  let's get drunk and be somebody. We'll hit the old skid and  find ourselves a couple of  broads."  I knew damn well I shouldn't  get started on a booze-up,  especially with someone like  Danny. It took exceptional  talent to earn the nickname  'Haywire' in a trade of wall-to-  wall hellraisers. But then again,  if it hadn't been for him, we  Pages  from a Life-Log  Peter Trower  might not even have this  money. I almost owed it to him  to be his drinking partner for  one night anyhow. Hell with it!  I'd stash the money behind a  hotel desk somewhere and buy  the powersaw tomorrow.  "Sure, don't worry about  her," said Danny. "I know a  wholesaler where you can pick  one up cheap. Lotsa time for  that."  Thus assured. I took a  healthy pull on thc bottle. It  was jockstrap rye and it burned  all the way down. After a  couple more slugs, it began to  taste pretty good. Danny's  roaringboy mood was infectious. We swapped wild stories  and belted the bad liquor back.  By the time we hit the tawdry  glitter of Hastings Street, most  of the whiskey was gone and we  were drunker than fools. I  spotted a harness bull eyeing us  dubiously. I had nodesire to hit  the drunk tank. I'd been that  odious route before. "Hey, we  ought to get off the street," I  mumbled. "We're pretty  loaded."  "Good thinking," said Danny. We ducked into the Balmoral Hotel to swill a lot of  beer we certainly didn't need at  a tableful of his logging cronies.  Dimly it came to me that this  was no place to be sitting with  all that cash. I stumbled to the  lobby and rented a room. The  desk clerk seemed through my  drunken eyes, to have a sinister,  dishonest look and 1 refrained  from putting the money in the  safe. Instead, I went upstairs  and stashed it under thc  newspaper  in   one   of the  battered dresser drawers. Delighted with my ingenuity, I  returned to the bar.  And somelime later, drunk  beyond belief, we sat in that  battle-scarred room with a case  of beer. The pubs were closed  and I'd definitely had the  course. Danny, however, was  still impossibly raring to go.  "Hey, I'll go find a couple of  whores."  "Jesus, man, I'm loo bloods' drunk," 1 protested but he  was already gone.  1 drifted off into a son of  coma, hoping tu hell Danny  would change his mind. I was  too bombed to make love  anyhow and there was the  matter of thc money. But I  couldn'l think of anywhere  better to hide it. And suddenly  Danny was back with Iwo of  Ihe hardest looking hustling  broads I'd ever seen. Somehow,  I hung on for a bit longer. The  last thing I remember, we were  all jammed naked in the bed  and I was vainly trying to make  it with one of the whores. But  the alcohol had demanned me  and I couldn't. Then 1 must  have passed out cold.  I woke groggily with a sense  of absolute disaster. The  hustlers were gone and sunlight  was blasting through the open  window. Haywire Danny was  flat on his back, snoring  noisily. The whole place stank  of beer, cigarettes and sweat. I  lunged for the drawer and lifted  the newspaper. Of course the  money was gone���every last,  hard-earned, cryingdollarofit.  In panic, I checked our pockets. Nothing. Flint-hearted  goddamn nothing! They'd even  copped our loose change. I  gazed at the window and  thought very seriously of  jumping out. Instead, I shook  Danny awake. "Hey, those  rotten bitches have cleaned us  out! What the Christ am I  going to do?" I was damn near  hysterical but I knew deep  down that it was as much my  fault as his.  Firsl thing we did was check  out of that badluck hotel and  go hunting for the hookers. We  hit every pub, cafe and bootleg-  joint we could think of bin  there wasn't a trace of them. It  figured. They'd lay low till the  coast was clear and they'd shot-  up all the money. Then they'd  go find some other marks io  roll.  "Listen," said Danny finally,  after a couple of futile hours.  "Let's go out to my folks' place  in Steveston. At least my old  lady will feed us and we can  figure out something. Maybe  we can steal you a saw someplace."  "Sure," 1 said numbly. I was  literally in a state of shock.  Why had I screwed up like this  and how could I ever explain it  to Mike? I'd never let anyone  down so totally in my entire  life. To be continued.  Peter Cawsey and some of his Alternate School  students were hard at work last Wednesday repairing  the bridge below Bridal Falls on the top side of Cliff  Gilker Park.  Madrigals delightful  by Allan Grane  "Remembering Roberts Creek"  ��� an excellent book for Christmas gift selection  Phone 886-9863   or   886-7297  I was a real winner last  Sunday, November 18. Shortly  after noon George Longman  called me to say that I had.won  the third quarter score in the  Grey Cup score pool at Roberts  Creek Legion and seemed  likely to win the final score part  of it also. Fortunately for me,  but perhaps not so much so for  those who hoped Montreal  might make a miraculous  recovery, there was no further  score, and so I collected my $70  and went to the Arts Centre in  Sechelt where my ears were  regaled by the sounds of  Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Thomas  Morley and other composers.  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All Countries wanted.  Turn these into immediate cash.  Also Wanted  Foreign Coins  We  Rn    NORTHWEST  Be Buying Coins and Other Collectables For Three Days  Tuesday, December 4  5 p.m. ��� 8 p.m.  At the Ritz Motel   in Lower Gibsons  Ask For  CoinBuyers  {Wednesday, December 5  10 a.m. ��� 8 p.m.  At the Bella Beach Motel  In Oavis Bay  was eminently suitable for the  sounds of the 12 well blended  voices of the University Chamber Singers under the direction  of Cortland Multberg in this  concert in the series Countryside Concerts. The group's  director explained that the  Choir was selected by audition  from the Faculty of Musio  students who rehearsed four  hours a week, and he said the  group's specialty was music  predating 1600 and music postdating 1900. The concentration  on the music of Don Carlo  Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, was  certainly understandable in this  context as its amazing chromaticism is more reminiscent of  the music of Arnold Schoenberg  than it is of the mainstream of  the Golden Age of choral  polyphony as exemplified in  the music of such composers as  Palestrina and Thomas Morley.  During the first madrigal,  Ohime (Alas) by Claudio Monteverdi and the first two of the  five by Gesualdo, the blend of  voices was marred by some  pinched soprano tone. This  tendency disappeared, however, as the concert progressed  and the voices warmed. In the  singing of the madrigals, the  attack was generally incisive,  and there was a nice degree of  tone colouration and tonal  flexibility. The group's dynamic range was well tested in  these pieces, and there was  much lovely singing with  melting piano passages and  strong forte crescendos. The  first half of the programme  ended with two contrasting  songs, Night and Morning by a  contemporary composer, Gyorgy Ligeti. The choir demonstrated quite a range of dynamics  in these selections  which were vastly more interesting than were the 19th  Century selections with which  the second part commenced.  All The Things Vou Are, When  I Fall In Love and Emily seemed  more suitable to a glee club or  barber shop quartet than to a  Chamber Choir, and I would  much prefer to have heard  more selctions such as the  pieces by Ligeti from contemporary art music. The Choir's  director explained that selections from the "popular" repertoire were included because  students may be called upon to  undertake commercial studio  singing after graduation. I  think, though, that this repertoire and its performance could  be separated from the fare  which one would expect from a  Chamber Choir.  For their final selection, the  Choir sung Thomas Morley's  My Bonnie Lass She Smileth.  This was a strong conclusion to  the concert as this lively  rhythmic madrigal received an  incisive and spirited performance by the Choir.  In spite of the reservations  noted, I greatly enjoyed the  non-commercial part of this  concert. It was apparent from  the applause that the rest of the  audience of about 63 enjoyed  this concert too. The Choir's  director told me that former  members of the University  Chamber Singers are now  singing with all three of  Canada's professional choirs:  The Festival Singers, The  Vancovuer Chamber Choir and  The Tudor Singers of Montreal.  It was apparent from the  sounds heard on Sunday night  that all of those professional  groups can look forward to  promising   recruits   886-9815 I   Country   &   Western  Rock        Modern  Appearing  Thurs., Fri. & Sat.  Dec. 6th, 7th & 8th  PHIL ROSS  with great listening music  to suit all tastes.  HUNGRY?  Did you know about the Cedar's great  LUNCH & DINNER  SPECIALS.  New expanded special's menu.  886-9815  The Heart of Cedar Plaza  by Rae Ellingham  General Notes: Conditions will  be similar to those experienced  last week. Energy planet Mars  aligns closer to optimistic  Jupiter increasing the enthusiasm for present schemes or  projects. Tendency to rush into  ill-planned ventures should  again be checked.  Communications planet  Mercury resumes forward  motion but still conjoins  unpredictable Uranus indicating en-route shocks and  surprises.  ARIES (March 21 - April 19)  Accent is still on opportunities where you discharge daily  jobs and services. Co-worker  will bc eager to help promote  your skills and talent, Authority figure can again bc charmed  for special favour. Meanwhile,  prepare for unexpected news  concerning loved one's financial state. Those born around  April 12 are still experiencing  major personal upheavals.  TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)  Once again, spotlight is on  increased social activities.  Looks like you'll have to turn  down a few invitations in  favour of a quiet night indoors.  Meanwhile, temptation to take  a big risk, gamble or speculate  becomes stronger. Realize that  sexual and creative energy are  approaching rare peaks. Those  born around May 13 must  prepare for unexpected disruptions.  GEMINI (May 21-June 21)  Hectic domestic activities  continue despite pleas for peace  and quiet. It's still the right  time to forge ahead with  ambitious home projects. Opportunity linked to land or  property transaction remains  attractive. Meanwhile, expect  unusual message where you  perform routine tasks. Those  born around June 12 should  use drugs or medication with  extra care.  CANCER (June 22 - July 22)  Focus is still on all forms of  enthusiastic short-distance  communications. Expect io  receive life-changing letter or  phone call during the next few  weeks. Advice is to react  positively to all invitations,  suggestions or casual requests.  Optimistic mental attitude now  attracts long awaited opportunity. Meanwhile, mid-week  romantic encounter is weirdest  yet. Those born July I are  temporarily fascinating.  LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22)  Emphasis is again on personal finances and possessions.  Urge to blow hard-earned cash  becomes uncontrollable. Companions are ready to take  advantage of foolish generosity. Desire for flashy item  undermines your common  sense. Wise Leos dump money  in high-yield account. Did you  remember to check details of  fire insurance? August 15  birthdays may be experiencing  communication difficulties.  VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)  Chances are you're feeling  the extra energy and enthusiasm brought by the occupation  of Mars and Jupiter in your  sign. Saturn, also in Virgo,  Bargain Shelf  NDP Bookbtoio  should help control any rash or  ill-conceived undertakings.  The time has never been better  for reassessing your goals and  priorities. Those born around  September 2 realize at last what  they really want. Renewed  courage enables them to grab  it.  LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23)  What you've been working  on in private is about to be  commended.  At  last  you'll  realize  you're  on the right '  tracks. Accept that more time  and  patience will bc needed  before   projeel   is  acclaimed.  Continue to keep inner joy lo ,  yourself, Unexpected financial  message stresses your hidden i  talent. October 21  birthdays  now   experience   major   life  upheaval.  SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)  Emphasis is still on sketching  out ideas and details with  someone who shares your  future plans. What you'd like  lo be doing this time next year  is topic of lively discussion.  Meanwhile, devotion to local  enterprise or group venture  strengthens. Remember to wish  good luck to friend starting  brave new project. November  15 Scorpios are now' regarded  as eccentric, outspoken, unreliable 'know-alls'.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -  Dec. 21)  Chances are you're still fired  up to promote career, position  or local reputation. Opportunities for personal advancement  continue to increase. Powerful  decision maker admires your  warmth and zeal. Ycu realize  that frankness and honesty are  keys to success. Meanwhile, '  don't bother deciphering midweek mystery message. December 13 birthdays may be  startled by revealing dream or  psvehic experience.  CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 -  Jan. 19)  Focus is still on people and  places at a distance. Urge to  travel or seek fresh challenge  far away becomes more compelling during the next few  weeks. There'll also be enthusiasm for higher learning, resumption of studies or skills  improvement. Contacts wilh  wise persons or foreigners  prove helpful. Venus continues  to enhance your better personal  qualities. Everyone is attracted  to those born around December 31.  AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)  Although urge is lo retreat to  quieter selling, others may  demand you support highly  speculative financial scheme.  Looks like you'll be unable to  escape involvement with other  people's money and resources  during the next few weeks.  Those anxious to secure hassle-  free loan still show the courage  to approach tight-fisted  Scrooges. Meanwhile, February II birthdays continue to  experience travel upsets.  PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20)  Accent is still on favourable  partnership arrangements, including fairer business and  marital agreements. This is no  time to go it alone. Success is  linked to trusting thc other  person and stressing honestly  your long-range expectations.  Joint venture started now reaps  immediate rewards. Meanwhile, expect unusual longdistance message. February 28,  29 birthdays must avoid hasty  actions.  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As they approached the  Rockies, that dramatic escarpment that seems to rear straight  up out of the Prairies like a  great wall stretching across the  horizon, she sank lower and  lower in her scat. By the time  they were halfway through the  Rogers Pass, she was down on  the floor in the throes of a  claustrophobic anxiety attack.)  Getting up into the mountains, particularly in the wilderness areas of this country,  usually involves considerable  time and effort. Now, thanks to  Hurtig Publishers and the joint  efforts of naturalist Andy  Russell and photographer J. A.  Kraulis, you can get a strong  taste of just how rewarding that  expenditure can  be,  not to  mention the opportunity to  experience some of the Finest  alpine scenery in the country  right in the comfort of your  favourite armchair. Alpine  Canada is a stunning book. A  100 magnificent photographs  by Kraulis capture all the  brilliance of glacial lakes, the  craggy majesty of the peaks  themselves, the torrential rivers  and mysterious falls, and the  fragile exquisite flowers of the  alpine meadows. The photographs also display the abundant bird and animal life of the  high country, from the jays and  whisky-jacks to a meditative  toad; the quizzical, expression  ofa hoary marmot, the grumpy  face on a black bear, the serene  indifference of the Bighorn ram  and mountain goat. (I've  always liked the sagacious,  faintly mocking faces of the  goats. They are, Andy Russell  observes, the only big game  animals that can almost be  outrun by a person...on the flat.  On their own ground, it's  another story. I've never met a  high-country hunter who  didn't have a long tale of woe  about stalking these wily and  sure-footed beasties for hours  on end, always sure that this  time he's got him boxed up  against a cliff nothing short of  Spider Man could scale, only to  have his quarry vanish repeatedly into solid rock and re-  materialize hundreds of feet  above, wearing that same look  of faintly amused tolerance.)  Andy Russell's text takes you  through the seasons of life in  the high country, from "Wake-  up Time in Spring" to "When  the Cold Winds Blow", vividly  recording the life cycle of the  alpine meadows, from the  hilarious antics of a newly  awakened grizzly in the spring  bob-sledding on his backside  for a quarter mile down a steep  snow slope, to the dramatic  violence of the autumn mating  duels of the goats and Bighorn  rams. (Throughout, Russell  writes with a profound concern  for the fragile ecology of the  alpine meadows, born of his  lifelong love affair with the  mountains of Canada. The  book is dedicated "to all those  who have tried to keep the  mountains what they are".  Alpine Canada gives you an  opportunity to share a lifetime  of experience and knowledge of  the mountains, a part of the  country all too few of us even  get much of a chance to see.  The book is beautifully  printed and bound, so '27.50 is  an understandable price. Think  of it as an investment in your  own heritage, and with Christmas thundering down on us  like a herd of tiny reindeer it  would make a fine gift for  outdoorsmen and bookworms  alike. At this time of year you  can kick another log onto the  fire, put another wee drop of  whisky in your tea, and curl up  with a copy of Alpine Canada.  That's about as close to the  mountains as any sane individual can get. All for now.  W ���"    ' [y-M                aisSBE " W$   ilL  y <** *   t  ' ^~ *l' rf?           'J  '^ *>f  V.-,  aTl.*  .-4 m  r  AM  '     mtU                                                                                           ���         "          ^H  ill* nfl  Urn  I ��� ��� '    1   * *  '^I'Sif  ���t 1     . rv.C  ___________________\U  mm\\\\\\\\\\\\W3*''l**am\\\m  l^yKp^TJ  %>        1��,          j^  Coast News, December 4,1979  -5.  w  -vjissifisb uns  Martha Smith is pictured in front of her house in Wilson Creek where Coast News  columnist Sandy Loam found her at work on a one-woman improvement project of her  home.  A truly resourceful lady  booksprintsslalioncryarl supplies  Now here's a great gift idea.  FarvMToTheTO's  A Canadian Salute to a Confusing Decade  The Best  more recipes from  M  ENJOY  by Sandy Loam  Clever Martha Smith, slim,  attractive and dashing of dress,  is the last person you would  expect to find at the business  end of a table saw or wielding  an electric drill, but there she is.  Martha is completing the  interior of her recently bought  unfinished home at Mission  Point. Since she works full time  The front garden dips down  to form a delightful woodland  glen or glade which is filled  with ferns and wild columbines  but is inconvenient for access to  the front door. The average  buyer would have filled this  area to make it level, coin-  cidentally destroying the many  golden maples. Many would,  perhaps, have knocked down  several trees anyway in order to  Fashions entertaining  Fashion in clothing has  transformed radically along  with political and social change  during the past 80 years, and  Ivan Sayer's highly entertaining show Historical Costume Of The Canadian West,  illustrates this aspect of our  culture wonderfully.  The show presents us with  original clothing on period  perfect, live models and documents the evolution of fashion  and anti-fashion beginning in  1900 and stepping in and out of  various styles up to 1979. Ivan's  choice includes typical and  distinct outfits from each  decade and they reflect not only  the best of taste, but also the  worst. His narration throughout the show is full of humorous insight and interesting  historical asides.  Ivan began collecting at the  age of 15, and now has one of  the largest private collections  of antique clothing in Canada  with up to 1,000 complete  outfits, thousands of accessories, and hundreds of related  books, catalogues and patterns. Periods range from 1760  up to the 1970's, and he always  has an eye out for something  unusual from any period.  Anyone who has old clothing  and would like it to be identified, is welcome to bring it  along for Ivan to see.  His live shows have been  presented at the Provincial  Museum of Alberta in Edmonton, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Glenbow Gallery in  Calgary, U.B.C, S.F.U., the  Provincial Museum in Victoria,  and for many, many private  organizations throughout B.C.  Andrew Scott of the Vancouver  Sun reports, "thoroughly researched and accompanied by a  witty and often scathingly  satirical monologue, Sayer  gives these entertaining evenings a sensuous handling  which really brings the costumes to life and turns fashion  into hilarious fare".  It all takes place at the Arts  Centre on Sunday, December 9  at 2 p.m., and come in period  dress if the feeling grabs you.  Admission is $3 for adults and  $2 for Old Age Pensioners and  students. Refreshments will be  available during intermission.  Local variety show  An interior shot of Martha's home as it is during  construction. Sandy intends to procure later pictures  showing the progress.  Martha's whole amazing  project leaves me feeling totally  inadequate as I still have to  whine and snivel for some  helpful male if I want a hinge  replaced or a shelf nailed. I  have yet to figure out how she  handles those 4x8 sheets of  wall panelling or cuts, measures and sets in a new window.  I have always dearly loved a  project but not with the sole  assistance ofa large Kerry Blue  terrier and two cats.  Gazing at a saw dusted  window, Martha laughs and  quips, "I'll wash those when I  know I'm winning." Actually I  think half the winning is in  having the nerve to tackle a  project as big as this, so, "Go,  Martha, Go!" It seems that  your enterprize is unlimited.  Here are the before pictures  and the Coast News will be  back for the mid-way and after  shots of a truly resourceful lady  and her stunning venture.  Finally it's happening���a  comprehensive variety show by  100% local performers. Included are Gerardo A villa, Alice  Horseman, Walter James, The  Cedar Grove Choir, Matt  Seward, The Murphy Sisters,  Mario Reiche, Scott Spain, Sue  Francis, Karen Boothroyd, plus  other Jean Milward dancers;  Donard McKenzie, Margaret  Jones, Madelaine Gross, The  Scottish Country Dancers,  dancers from Laurie Dunn, and  the Middleton children.  Remember���Sunday, December 9 at 2 p.m.���Twilight  Theatre���admission by voluntary donation. See you there!  Gibsons Library  Several new titles for adults  appear on the fiction and non-  fiction shelves of Gibsons  Public Library this week.  On the fiction shelves new  titles are: The Spring of the  Tiger, by Victoria Holt; Life .  Before Man, by Margaret  Atwood; Kane and Abel, by  Jeffrey Archer; Sphinx, by  Robin Cook; Needles, by  William Deverell; Tinsel, by  William Goldman; Troika, by  David Gurr; The Green Ripper,  by John D. MacDonald; The  Mangan Inheritance, by Brian  Moore; Wild Justice, by Wilbur  Smith.  On the non-fiction shelves  the new titles are: The Nature of  Fish,  by  Illustrated Natural  History; Watchers of the Pond,  by Franklin Churchill; Clementine Churchill, by Mary  Soames; McClure - Years of  Challenge, by Munro Scott;  And No Birds Sang, by Farley  Mowat; Napoleon in Love, by  R.F Delderfield; and The  Murder of Rudolph Hess, by  Hugh Thomas.  Gibsons Public  Library  Tuesday 2-4 p.m.  Wednesday 2-4 p.m.  Thursday 2-4 &  7-9p.m.  Saturday 2-4 p.m.  886-2130  with the Department of Human Resources, Martha can be  found in her 'off hours hammering up panelling and ceiling  tiles, rearranging plumbing,  drilling and fitting shelves.  Few of us, upon attaining the  relative freedom of mid-years,  would take on a project of such  uncomfortable enormity. Martha laughingly refers to her well  planned, nicely started three  bedroom home as her 'tar  paper shack'. Indeed there is tar  paper on the exterior yet but  she has all the cedar shakes and  every intention of going at the  exterior when she has completed the interior to her livable  satisfaction. Martha seems  slightly formal at first and so it  is always astonishing to drop  into her home for a visit and  find her with sawdust in her  eyebrows and two lumbering  saw horses across her living-  room.  The house itself is sturdily  started, slightly A-framed and  it sits on a' large, beautifully  treed lot across the road from  the ocean. It boasts an old  fashioned wrap around verandah, (remember them?),  convenient to all the rooms for  shady summer dining and  enjoyment of Ihe lovely view.  NMHHWMM  have a level, green lawn and  many ..a hot summer's heavy  mowing.  None of these for the dauntless Ms. Smith. Right at the  start she slapped up a sturdy  bridge so that her grotto would  remain as was and ready for the  trolls. Her bridge runs from the  car park to the verandah steps  and her plans for it include  bridge planter boxes dripping  with fuchsia, pink rock phlox  and mauve Aubrietia. She has  planted dozens of tossed spring  bulbs and intends to add fresh  summer daisies and yellow  wood violets to the wild flowers  already there. The front garden  will remain au naturel except  for these little additions and  lots of flowering shrubs. The  grotto under the bridge will  become a shady haven filled  with blooms and some nice  beach logs for sitting. For the  back garden which has fewer  trees, Martha plans a raised  containerized vegetable area, a  greenhouse and a cedar sauna  and cold shower.  CALL 885-5482 FOR DETAILS  ��^SPEGiALS  onPfaff &  Bernina Machines  ieamstress II Iron  - Sewing Chests  ���- Scissors  Sleeve Rolls, Hams  Stitchery Kits  Gift Certificates  885-2725  Mi  we've changed our name  irom concord to  aa��� ^^  H  TAKE  wecle  ft  -5"  V)  a**  Se  t>9  3S  O  pi  ft ^*  t**  O  3  ��  **t  t/i  urn  arpe  Vi  mm  ���iSsia3&sssiiE> A��s3��>c*asi3&-R^ysd ^Ki^sd^sj^s&^^ii:^ J5Ssia3&,?s*i4!&:'?^is> J^ii3sK^^s>-K^iis��> ^^^ijsd^^siisdJ^aiss '^sa3&'?Tais&J??ii&  Going Away For Tho Holidays!!  Try our home care package.  Pets included  Put your mind at ease.  Have your home patrolled  by  STAR SECURITY AND PATROL  Guard Dog Patrol  For further details  call  885-2122 Coast News, December 4, 1979  In search of the gifted  Maryanne's viewpoint  by Maryanne West  It's nice that the Department  of Education is concerned with  ways lo improve education for  the "gifted" child and it's nice  Ihat a Grade 5 class on the  Sunshine Coast was one of  those chosen to take part in the  pilot project.  It's particularly encouraging  to find no suggestion that these  children should be accelerated  and thus subjected to social and  emotional stress as they develop more slowly than their  classmates or find themselves  al the lender age of fifteen or  sixteen having to cope with the  exacting life of a university.  Also no suggestion ofa return  lo the indefensible practice of  split classes, top half of grades  together  separated  from  the  slower learners in both grades.  So far so good, but I was  disappointed in listening to a  report on the project to find  nothing new. The goals, methodology and philosophy are the  same as when I was at college in  ihe  thirties:   to provide  a  comfortable   atmosphere   in  which the child is free and  encouraged to ask questions; to  take responsibility for his level  of achievement; to seek answers lo his problems and to  seek to improve his basic study  skills and verbal fluency. An  inter-disciplinary approach  which  encourages productive  thinking, initiative, originality  and self-direction is surely the  birthright of all children at  whatever  speed  they  learn.  Remembering always that a  slow  starter isn't necessarily  going to be a slow learner. One  may have to wait a while until  he sees some sense to the whole  proceedings before he takes off.  If i understand correctly the  Government's  concept  of a  gifted child doesn't refer in this  instance   to   the   occasional  mathematical  genius  or the  child with an exceptional talent  in music, art or sport but to the  child who is quick to learn to  read, express himself fluently  and understand the basic  concepts of mathematics, the  child who masters the basic  skills with few problems and  who quickly becomes bored  without   the   satisfaction   of  challenge. To some degree or  another such gifted children  represent about half the children  in  each  class.  It's a  challenge every teacher copes  with every day.  What a great deal of time,  effort, energy and money we  expend trying to fit children  into prescribed categories!  Whether by age or so-called IQ  or creativity tests there always  seems to be more exceptions  than those who fit the criteria.  It reminds me of a Grade 5  snake called Slinky, many years  ago now and Ihe difficulties of  getting him back into his  cage���by the time you got the  tail safely in the head was  already off and going again!!  How does one define intelligence? It's such a subtle  attribute depending so much  upon experience on the opportunities for testing theories in  real life situations. We've had  several examples recently of  those wiih the highest academic  qualifications making the sort  of silly lapses in judgement any  ten year old could see through.  One of (he reasons for the  province-wide exercise of pilot  projects seems lo be to try out  material which is, I suppose,  designed to slimulate and  motivate Ihe gifted child.  I have lo admit lo only giving  Acid rain  In Ontario alone, 140 lakes  have been "killed" by acid rain.  These lakes can no longer  sustain fish life because of thc  high acidity. Northern and  eastern Canada lakes are also  showing unmistakeable signs  of deterioration. They too are  part of our environment.  the display a cursory glance  and to a prejudice against  "Think and Do" books of long  standing. I should have  checked to see how many are  the products of American  Educational Publishing  Houses. If the "gifted" child is  in, then get on the bandwagon  and we can sell a lot of  motivational material.  My experience has always  been that one of the hallmarks  of the bright child is self-  motivation, he is already  interested in a wide variety of  topics and is probably far more  knowledgeable than you are  about many of them. Just give  these kids a little head room  and you'll have, like the Red  Queen, to run a lol faster jusl to  keep up.  No doubt there are schools  not as fortunate as ours, which  do nol have such well-stocked  libraries with current issues of  magazines and newspapers as  well as reference material.  Don't get me wrong, of course  books are important, but  children with ideas they want to  explore and try oul need space,  either a larger classroom or a  smaller class, or a project room  shared by several classes, and  the teacher coping with all the  activity and excitement, and  what is more exciting than an  idea which might just work, an  unobtrusive eye and ear to all  that is going on, needs help,  several extra pairs of hands,  eyes and cars.  Maybe its just that 1 had  expected U.B.C. to come up  with imaginative and original  ideas themselves which made  Ihe whole exercise seem so  much like the re-run of an old  movie. Maybe its just old age!!  Irene Blueth displays some of her hand-made silver jewelry to an interested customer  at the Crafts Fair held in the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre over the weekend.  In Christ's service  An exciting new arena for the church  Rev. George W. Inglis  Sunshine Coast  United Churches  One of the recent products of  today's fast-moving society is  streamlined mobile churches  with pastors to match.  These new churches are  literally on wheels, ready to be  moved at the drop of a  contract, and the congregations that are served by them  are engaged in big construction  jobs which can populate a small  town overnight, then leave  behind just a few cement pads  to indicate where the mobile  homes or trailers rested during  the lifetime of the town.  This phenomenon of the  mobile church has not yet  arrived fully in British Columbia, although there has been  some discussion of this possibility in mining areas and oil  development areas, as the  churches look at their responsibility in bringing the centres  of worship to the people. It is  an exciting reversal of the days  of the itinerant preacher, who  served his people by travelling  to their villages and towns, and  serving them in their churches.  In today's departure, the  people are the ones who are the  itinerant ones, and the church  and preacher must follow them  to provide them with a place to  worship. In the case of the  "instant towns" of the style of  Mackenzie or Huston, where  the population moves in overnight to form a town with a  future, the minister just moves  in with his or her toothbrush  and starts holding services in  the school house or municipal  hall, or even in the company  board room.  Where the town's life span is  predetermined, however, and it  looks like it will only last for a  year or so, and there are no  really permanent facilities such  as schools, municipal halls or  company board rooms, it is a  whole different matter. These  towns are frequently towns of  single people predominantly,  and there are few places to hold  services in���so the preacher  must  pack his or her own  DeVrie.  church along with the toothbrush, and a mobile building is  the answer.  The "highway church", as it  has been named in some areas,  caters strongly to young people,  since the construction people in  these transient towns are  largely young and single, and  the ministers are preferrably  young and unattached themselves, since there are no  manses, and frequently no  facilities for the minister's wife  or children. The companies,  whether they are construction  firms, oil or mineral development firms, or even mining  firms, go out of their way to  encourage these itinerant ministries, since they feel they  contribute to a more stable  labour force.  S rangely enough, the response to these mobile churches is cordial and enthusiastic,  not like the parson in the  frontier days of the west, who  frequently had a tough time  competing with the bars, card  games, and dancehall girls.  Today's young people in these  modern frontier towns seem to  welcome the novelty of a  church on wheels with a  vigorous young pastor and  some exciting innovations in  the worship service and church  life.  Even in areas where the fast  growth of smail cities has  resulted in pockets of living  development, "bedroom communities", the concept of the  mobile church as been employed with some success. The  idea in this instance is to create  something similar to the old  circuit-riding days, only with  small, mobile home churches  located strategically through  the circuit and capable of  pulling up stakes with comparatively little trouble when  circumstances warrant it.  The role of these mobile  churches is drastically changed,  from the days when the church  was the hub of the community,  and the pastor's influence was  felt in family life through  baptisms, weddings, funerals,  etc. Today's mobile minister is  liable to have to be introduced  to members of his flock every  so often, and is liable to be  more engaged in crisis counselling and "rap sessions" or coffee  house meetings, than in the  conventional pastoral care.  The traditional pastor prided  himself on being able to walk  into any house in his parish, or  pastoral charge, and know  everyone by their first name,  and to have a vested interest in  each family in his charge. The  mobile minister might not  know any other member of the  family, than tbe one he or she  serves in the mobile ministry,  and past and future are o'f little  consequence.  The future of the mobile  ministry is still pretty much in  limbo, since it is so young a  phenomenon in the United  States and Canada, but it has  been accepted by some of the  national church bodies as the  answer to the millions of  unchurched young people in  these modern boom towns  which grow up in areas where  sawmills, pulp mills, mines, oil  developments,etc. are planned.  It is a vigourous answer to a  new and knotty problem-  towns that move on wheels and  grow up or disappear overnight, with populations that are  as elusive as the prairie winds.  HOLLY TEA  Gibsons United Church Hall  Friday, December 7,  2:00 p.m. till 3:30 p.m.  Home Baking, Gift Items  White Elephants       75C  CARSAND TRUCKS  Rental���Leasing  -Also-  Domestic & Industrial  Equipment  Seehelt next to the  liquor store  Qibsons at Pratt &  Hwy. 101  Seaside Rentals  685-2846      886-2848  $10  Burlington Silver Taupe  "Mystic Charm" 'I5.*s ��n.  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So, today's young pastors  who take on this frontier  challenge have to be pastor  theologians, prepared to administer, to frame and shape  imaginative new worship prac-.  tices, counsel in the "now-  generation's" problems, and be  prepared to carry their ministering into the field as  frequently as they practice it in  their mobile churches.  lt is an exciting new arena for  the church, and it calls for a  new type of Christian gladiator���in parkha and ski cap!  The Centre's  CHRISTMAS TEA  &  CRAFT SALE  Thursday, December 6th  1:00-2:30 p.m.  Kin Hut, Dougall Park, Gibsons  Admission: 504 includes tea  Sunshine Coast Community Services  Adult Day Care  <iiiiirifiriwiiiiiiii<iiiwiiiiirirJ  Home Baked  Christmas Goodies*  Fruit Cakes: a light honey cake filled  with dried fruit soaked in Madarin Brandy.  Almond Shortbread  light & rich  They melt in your mouth.  approx. 1 Ib.  $4.50  Buttertarts  Mincemeat Pies  3doz.  for  $3.00  1 doz. for $3.00  $3.50 each  Apple-Cranberry Spice Pies   $3.50 each  a real tasty treat  Gingerbread Men 1 doz. $4.00  Everything made with good wholesome  ingredients and lots of love.  Orders taken until December 15th.  886-7836    Trish  Pottery sale  The third Pottery Sale and  Open House sponsored by the  Sunshine Coast Pottery Guild  members will be held on  Saturday, December 8 at the  Craft Studio, Highway 101 and  North Road, Gibsons, from 10  a.m. until 2 p.m. The members  have been busy getting their  pottery ready and it is hoped a  fair quantity and quality of  various types will be available.  The Guild has a membership  of 46 with around 15 active  potters. The studio also accomodates three night school  classes of approximately 12  students each, all being instructed by a Guild member.  Members find it a great challenge to find a time when the  kilns are free in order to fire  their own products.  Potting has become a major  interest in the community and  the fact that clay is available  locally through one of the  Guild members, makes it  possible for everyone to get  their clay on a moment's notice  and at a better price than in  Vancouver. This service is  available to non-members as  well. One phone call, 886-7714,  puts caly, if not the pots, in  your hands.  Money from this sale will go  towards the cost of the electricity and rental of the building.  Refreshments will be provided  by Guild members and the  public is thanked for their past  and future support.  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Gibsons    x  /vo Locations to Sen  885-3424  Business 8864155  or 8884158  Residence  Lynn      888-2155  Pasley   888-8884  Telex     84-53282 Elphinstone juniors honoured  Grade 8 Honour Roll  CATTANACH, Deanna  CHRISTIAN, Maria  KRINTILLA, Stacey  LYMER, Ellen  MacFARLANEl Donna  OSTROSKY, Dpnna  PASSMORE, Marion  ROBINSON, Ltural  SIM, Wayne  TVEIT-PETTERSEN, Sonya  VAN DER GEcST, Marian  Grade 9 Honourable Mention  ACHTERBERG, Ingrid  KUNSTMAN, Harold  LANSDELL, Richard  TEN, Linda  WOLANSKY, Sheree  Grade 9 Honour Roll  FREDRICKSON, Erica  FYLES, Shelley  MAHLMAN, Clint  RISEBROUGH, Karen  ROTTLUFF, Wendi  STORVOLD, Kirsten  TVEIT-PETTERSON, Kari  Grade 9 Honourable Mention  GANT, Murray  PETTERSON, Sonja  REYNOLDS, Ron  SIM, Wayne  Grade 10 - Honour Roll  HOLDING, Dennis  JIEW, Michael  On becoming a Rover  Ramblings of a Rover  by Dei Cee  I can think of to word more  fitting than a ibivalcnt in  describing my fclirtgs when I  left the Normm Castle at  Southampton n the early  spring of 1925. 1 was only too  glad to be free of the daily  drudgery, thc ccnstant repetition of the same menial tasks  and, overall,  presence of the  ever ready to  ciritcize in the  even the best e  capable of in orjer to try and  satisfy him.  I bade farewellto most of the  crew and I even shook hands  with Krastein bu11 had no wish  ever to see The \ talking Dead  again so I avoidi d him. I took  the morning trai i to London  and on arrival railed at the  Union Castle Steamship offices  on Fenchurch Street where my  pay (in cash) was waiting me.  For my 5Vi months' work,  sometimes from ji:30 a.m. to  10:00 p.m. and wen later on  dance nights up on the promenade deck, I received the  ���nagnificent sum of 23 pounds  14s. 6d.! On a iccent visit to  England in May' of this year my  last night's stay ir London at, I  can assure you, a very moderate hotel, my bill for bed and  breakfast was 2�� pounds. So  one docs not hjve to be a  wizard at arithmetic in order to  ligure oul that I would have  been short 5s. al. when, on  ieaving, it came time to pay my  bill at the hotel desk! How  limes have chanusd! Whether  'or better or for w>rse I leave it  o thc reader to jldge.  While at FencUurch Street 1  >'as required to report to the  'ersonnel Manafer, the same  ���Ir. Shuttlecock who had  ucrviewed mc, and he gave me  .ume disturbing news. First  ihat thc Normal Castle had  made her last trip���she was  destined for the snap yards and  ihat, after a two weeks' holi  day, I was to report back not to  the office but to Southampton  where I was to be assigned once  more as saloon boy on the  Grandtully Castle with, in all  probability, the same Chief  Steward I had served with on  thc Norman! That did it as far  as. I was concerned. There  would be no further trips for  me!  On the train back to F. I  pondered, not on my decision  not to go back to sea, but on the  ignominious fate that awaited  the splendid ship I had served  on. Built, I imagine, in the late  19th Century or at the turn of  the 20th, she epitomized all that  an ocean liner should be.  Everything was perfect as  regards her construction. She  was built with the finest of  materials; her fittings were the  genuine thing, solid brass or  copper, real leather for upholstery and, if of wood, only  teak, mahoghany or oak had  been used. In this age of  synthetics, plastics and yes,  even chrome, I shall never  regret having seen her and to  have had the honour of having  served on her and her last  voyage. She was a lady of  breeding, elegance and charm  and they don't make them like  that any more, and more is the  pity. I found out much later  that the hand-carved oak  panelling in the first class  saloon was bought by the  Lyons Tea Co. for the then-  unheard sum of 10,000 pounds  and was installed in their  Corner House on Piccadilly  and, as far as I know, is still  there. During the was years I  was always going to go and see  it as a reminder of my first trip  to sea but somehow I never got  around to it. The hectic pace of  war and the infrequent and  short leaves left very little time  for sight seeing and, to tell you  thc honest truth, I was in the  Piccadilly area many times but  I was not actually looking for  oak carvings, it was something  of a softer and warmer nature  to spend an hour or two with  before returning to the cold  reality of barracks life.  It was good to be back home  again. The sleepy little town of  F. hadn't changed at all���the  same narrow crooked streets,  the quaint houses and shops  were still there just as I had left  them. Then that should not  have been too surprising as,  when I returned many years  later, 16 to be exact, and the  Battle of Britain was at its  height, it still hadn't changed  very much apart from the  queues at the shops and the  blackout at night, when' the  Luftwaffe was doing everything it could to bring old  England to her knees. Memories, memories, what else is left  when one has passed the three  score and ten year mark and the  future is, as it has always been,  one big question mark.  My parents did everything  they could to show me how  glad they were to have me home  but there was one jarring  note���my brother George. He,  with his sneers, jeers and  sarcastic remarks, left no doubt  that in his mind he was superior  and always had been. Here he  was after three years in my  father's business, a successful  grocer in his own right, while I  was once more under the family  roof more or less, although he  didn't actually say it, a parasite,  having failed miserably at my  first attempt to take on the  world. I was almost tempted to  go back to sea again just to  Coast News, December 4,1979  A Christmas idea  Why not add the Pender  Harbour Medical Clinic to  your Christmas list? Instead of  sending local cards, send a  cheque made out to the Pender  Harbour Medical Clinic Society and mail it to Mrs. S.  Woodsworth Box 1, R.R. #1,  Silver Sands, Halfmoon Bay,  B.C. All donations will be  appreciated to help the community clinic. A list of the  donors will be published in the  local papers in the New Year.  Thank you and a happy  Christmas to you all.  Service Directory  ^�� Westwood  offers  Better-than-ever  reasons  to save with style!  The Director of Community  Services on the Sunshine Coast  was compiled by the Community Services Society in 1976  to provide easy reference to  community services and organizations. This year Patricia  Lee is working to research new  services.  Lee is working with the aid of  a provincial government grant  of $1,500  to  pay  Lee  the  printing arid mailing. Any loss  incurred in the final printing  will be hopefully recovered  through the sale of the directory. The directory has not  been updated since 1976.  If your group is not included  in the directory or a change has  been made in your listed  information, please phone  Patricia at 885-5881 or, in nonbusiness hours, at 886-9611.  Creek Auxiliary  LETHBRIDGE, Verna  MANSFIELD, Brian  MORROW, Gillian  PARKER, Anne  SKOGMO, Sigrid  Grade 10 Honourable Mention  ATLEE, Dawne  CRAZE, Joanne  TEN, Shirley  TEO, Doreen  show him I hadn't had enough  but, due in a large measure to  my kind and understanding  Father, reason prevailed. I had  given my Dad a frank and  honest account .of what was  required of one as a saloon boy  and how little it offered apart  from eventually becoming a  steward and, when thc notice  came for me to join the  Grandtully Castle, it was his  decision and his letter that  informed the Company that I  was not available.  I remember just as if it were  yesterday how I proudly counted out the money I had received  in London into his hand and  how he had checked it to see  that it was all there. He had  then gravely handed it back to  me saying it was (he first money  I had ever earned and it was  mine to do with as I liked. He  advised me to open a bank  account, deposit some and  spend the remainder wisely, but  I, characteristically, did nothing of the kind!  I had first to impress all my  friends, including Tommy K.  and Bill D��� not only with the  apparent wealth I had accrued  in my absence but with the hair-  raising adventures I had, experienced and, even more  important, spread my wealth  around entertaining some of  the girls of F. whom I particularly had my eyes on before  leaving. I was under the  impression that the girls#would  literally swoon into my arms  when they saw me in my natty  blue uniform and would succumb easily to my nautical  charm. How mistaken I was!  Sad to relate, most of them  were even frostier to me than  when I had left.  Regular meeting of Roberts  Creek Hospital Auxiliary was  held November 12, presided  over by Pauline Lamb. Reports  from Thrift Shop Volunteer  Director; Hospital Library and  Co-ordinating Council indicated continued activity in all  areas.  The new Gift Shop in the  hospital is filling a great need  for patients and visitors and  sales are considerably enhanced. Convenor Bunny  Shupe dispensed wool for the  knitting of baby outfits which  are in considerable demand.  The largest report was sub-  Port Mellon  Auxiliary  The regular meeting of the  Port Mellon Hospital Auxiliary  was held at the home of  Margaret Hunter. There were  11 members and two guests  present.  The meeting was presided  over by President Doreen  Dockar. The minutes were read  and reports were heard from  the various committees.  The Auxiliary members wish  to thank all those who gave  their support to our recent  Silent Auction. Many lovely  donations were received.  The next meeting will be  fol(pwed by a Christmas lunch-  con to be held at the home of  Rita Hincks on Wednesday,  December 12 at 11:30 a.m.  St. Aidans  Bazaar  St. Aidan's A.C.W. held  their Fall Bazaar November 3  at the Roberts Creek Community Hall.  It was officially opened by  Jack McLeod, the Citizen of  the Year.  Tea was enjoyed by those  who attended and the Bazaar  tables were well patronized  which enabled us to meet our  commitments to the Church  and charities we help to  support.  We thank all those who have  made this possible. Our thanks  also go to Shop Easy, SuperValu, Cactus Flower and Mr.  Mike's for their generous  donations.  matted by Gladys Ironside,  Boutique Convenor. The event  was a most satisfactory effort.  Price winners on the main raffle  were: 1. Mrs. Ralston 2. H.  Brown of Calgary 3. P. Shupe  4. Mrs. Bessie Rawberry 5.  Susan MacKay of Delta. The  Antique picture was won by  Wendy Budde. G. Sharpe won  the tea cosy and I. M. Lucken,  the teddy bear. The door prizes  have been claimed  Election of officers was held  and these officers will be  installed at a luncheon annual  meeting, December 10. Details  of this will follow.  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have you  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  This is an excellent time of year to buy your  manufactured component home from Westwood.  Beautiful designs, quality materials and a shorter  building time make Westwood a great choice.. .  especially right now!  ��� Lower lumber prices are keeping  component prices down.  ��� Tradesmen are available to finish  your Westwood Home.  ��� You can take advantage of an Open  Mortgage Plan.  ��� And...there's a special Westwood  Incentive Plan if you take delivery  between December 15,1979 and  March 15,1980.  M  BUHDtNG SYSTEMS LTD.  2 Ewen Avenue. Ntar Wealm.nsler  Brilish Coliim&a V3M 5BI  Telephone 526-2677  Call now for details, or fill in and mail this coupon.  Enclosed is $2.00 lor full colour catalogue  Name    Address .  Province .  Phone    .  City   Postal Code .  Making Living more beautiful for over 17 years  Drummond Insurance  IDehaveitall  Autoplan, Personal & Commercial  Liability - Bonus - Logging - Marine  Travel & Life Insurance  Box 274, CEDAR PLAZA, Gibsons  Hours 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mon. - Fri. 886-7751  OonTs Shoeg  Ladies'  Leather Boots  20% on  Gold & Silver Party Shoes  *8 and *12  Just the perfect gift for Christmas!  soft and cozy "Footmitts"  bv Kaufman  Sunnycrest Mall 888-2824  Cook Christmas feasts the  Cifiiiis  easy way  with a  CALORIC  "Touchmatic"  MICROWAVE  OVEN  Treat the family to year-round  Bar-be-cues with an amazing  RAN0E    P  JennAir.  Naw Moan.  Tom. ��� Sat.  IO a.m. ��� f p.m.  886-2765  North Rd., Gibsons  Hi|h���e*. mi;  aleehlni  ���.Ut*l  Last Sunday morning at 9:30  Stephen Sheppard lart homei  It wasn't the first time. It  happens almost every week.  You see, Stephen spends  Sunday morning with other  happy children his age at  Gibsons Pentecostal Church,  meeting in Cedar Grove  School on Chaster Rd. His  parents don't let Stephen go  alone. They go with him.  Stephen loves Sunday  School. Maybe you should  think about leaving home  next Sunday morning! If you  do, bring the whole family.  Sunday school-Pais  Morning worship-lim  Euenino Fellowship - 7:oo p.m.  Gibsons Pentecostal Church - Cedar Grove School  Chaster Rd. - Gibsons  We want to serve our Community better. Watch for announcements concerning  our new SUNDAY SCHOOL BUS! For home Bible Studies and Youth activities -  phone:  Discovering Bod's love and sharing it with others Coast News, December 4,1979  From Skelly in Ottawa  Farewell to Pierre  7LJISSIFIFIJ JIDS  Seniors Honour Roll  Grade 11 Honour Roll  AKINS, Cindy  ENGLISH, Tony  HENRY, Kellv  JIEW, Leonard  JOVICK. Lori  MacEARLANE, Marion  ONO, Steven  ROBERTSON. Mairi  WONG. Winnie  Grade 11 Honourable Mention  MADDERN, Dawn  NYGREN, Naomi  SWINHART, Cathv  TEO, Tonv  NIELSEN, Kari  Grade 12 Honour Roll  CLAYTON, Grant  GODDARD, Neil  GODDARD, Noel  THOMAS, Gail  Grade 12 Honourable Mention  BANDI. Ava  TURENNE, Denis  VEDOY, Trudy  YOUDELL, Louise  New councils get ready  The Coast News learned this  week that incoming Mayor  Lorraine Goddard has wasted  'no time in assigning areas of  responsibility for her new  Council.  Goddard herself, as well as  occupying the Mayor's chair,  will be the representative from  Council to the Regional Board.  The other areas of responsibility assigned are as follows:  Alderman Larry Trainor will  act as Deputy Mayor and  Finance Chairman as well as  continuing his work on the  Marina Committee; Alderman  Dick Fitchett will continue his  Planning Committee responsibilities; new Alderman Larry  Labonte will hold the Village  portfolios of Public Works,  water and sewage, as well as  being responsible for the  Harbour and the Dock; incoming Alderman Stuart Metcalfe will be responsible during  his one-year term for Health.  Provincial Emergency Program, Recreation, and the  Volunteer Fire Department.  In Sechelt the incoming  Mayor Mervyn J. Boucher  declined to release the aldermanic responsibilities until the  first  meeting of the new  Council on Wednesday, December 5.  Boucher did say that appointments would be for six  months only, at which time  they would be reviewed and  that Brian Stelck would be the  Village of Sechelt's representative to the Regional Board for  the first six months with Joyce  Kolibas as his alternate.  As a general statement,  Boucher said that he intended  to amend Webster's dictionary  to replace the word 'argue' with  the words 'debate' and 'consult'.  by Ray Skelly, M.P.  Tuesday, November 27, 1979  Pierre Trudeau surprised  everyone���and yet no one���  with his announcement last  week that he is stepping down  as leader of the Liberal Party.  We all knew it was coming. The  question was "when"/  The days following his  announcement have been Filled  with reverie about the Trudeau  years. Indeed, in the House of  Commons the reflection and  fond memories became so thick  they approached eulogies. All  this, of course, was premature  for a man still fit and alert and  undoubtedly to be heard from  many times more as the history  of our country unfolds.  Trudeau deserves every bit of  the praise. Few men or women  could hope to attain such a  distinguished career. An accomplished teacher and reformer before he entered public  life, once elected he rose in  direct proportion to his great  talents and intelligence.  But with the sweet there was  the bitter. Trudeau as a public  figure was a creature of the  60's. His charisma matched the  Kennedys'. His aplomb complimented that generation of  youth who opted for peace and  love.  It was, however, his misfor-  :une to endure into another  generation. In the realities of  the 1970's, charisma could not  stop the malaise within the  Canadian economic system.  Allan Fotheringham noted  only last year that Trudeau was  one politician who had the'  nerve to wear a fresh rose bud  in his lapel every morning while  one million of his countrymen  were unemployed.  The aplomb of the past  became the arrogance of the  present. Trudeau became the  personification of what was  perceived by both the Right  and Left as wrong: big government unable to cope, unwilling  to answer. There are many  ironies in his final years as  Prime Minister. Once feared  within his own party as a leftist  he found himself ministering  one of the most reactionary  governments Canada has  known. At the same time the  social progress his governments brought in provided the  fuel for Canada's own version  of the taxpayers revolt as  bureaucracy grew seemingly  without end. And finally, the  man whose mission was to  preserve the confederation,  himself became a victim of the  latent anti-French sentiments  that lie within too many Anglo-  Canadians.  Westerners will wish Pierre  Trudeau goodbye with fondness. We shared the travails of  the times and the Trudeau-  mania. We suspect he really  didn't like us very much, with  our presumptions that our own  regional problems and interests  are important. Some of the  high points of Trudeau's  famous bad manners took  place in front of B.C. audiences. And just a few days before  he called on reporters to say it  was all over, he was caught at a  New York disco when he was  supposed to be at a Vancouver  convention.  Well, no more excuses are  needed. Dance your heart out  P.E.T.  .Suncoast  -rOWOP &  IHarine �����>  \  **%%'��� ���A*i\*  Tel 885-9626 (  Cowrie St. Sechelt  "The Chain Saw Centre*  ��� Homelite ��� Pioneer - Husquarna - Poulan  -������   I Stihl ��� Oregon Saw Chains  L-aiv     Splitting Mauls, Splittion Wedges,  i Axes, Fallers Supplies, Chains*_  Bars, accessories  i*f-nr  Mercury Outboards j  ViV & Mercruisers  Toro and Case Mowers & Tractors  mV m*mm*'mtHl'>m*i\p *'4\i' **t\*������**/��* '�����  Santa comes to  Lower Village  The Gibsons Harbour Business Association is sponsoring  a Santa's Wonderland starting  December 8 between the Heron  Cafe and May's Florist. Any  donations of unwapped gifts  for  underprivileged  children  can be dropped off at this  location. "The Elves" will pick  up and distribute these much  needed presents. Santa will  arrive via the Coast Guard's  hydro-foil and will follow him  to his Wonderland. All children and parents invited.  ���V  DAILY  The Peggy  Gibsons Wharf  a - 6 D.m.  For ����� your Cwpfitt  Argoshee  cot* a****  On the Beautiful Sunshine Coast at Gower Point  ��� Guestrooms (BreakfastIncluded)  ��� Dining Room   886-9033  Your Hostess  Connie Achterberg  Having a frty  ffiS^p       or get-toge|her?  Wfr DIAL A BOTTLE  Also soft drinks,  mix and cigarettes.  Serving Port Mellon, Gibsons,  Roberts Creek, Davis Bay,  Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay.  885-5115  ammm  urn  auuin.it.nni;iihko T > *i. CO J Rrtf *ir3?*T��TS--f f &ii}lilL&mm��wm,i  imiiai  Qlbsons  girls ��auvs salon  ��� Complete professional  hair care.  ��� Painless ear piercing.  We now feature the fantastic  VITA-HERB TREATMENTS  Call mu  for loss of hair  and hair re-vitalization.  Seaside  Plaza  -WWMWWtSWSSSOOSSOH  GRAMMA'S  PUB  A place to put your  feet up after  shopping.  Lunch  IO a.m. ��� 9 p.m.  GIBSONS  SHELL  SERVICE  Downtown Glbtont  Monday thru Saturday  8 a.m. -8 p.m.  Sunday: 11 a.m. -6 p.m  Central Service  886-X57S  RBP Bookstore'/  886-7744  886-7744  Corner Of School & Gower Point Roads  Slore Hours: Thurs.: 10 ��� 6  Mon.: 10 - 6 Fri.: 10*9  Tues: 10* 6 Sat: 10 ��� 5  Wed.: 10- S _    Sun.: 11 - 4  A Good Selection of  Christmas Books  Wi.        's now ava'-ab'e< with  ^^ New Selections arriving daily!  Lots of copies of  Hubert Evan's best selling  "O TIME IN  YOUR FLIGHT"  Many other books by local authors:  Hiking Traits of the Sunshine Coast  Raincoast Chronicles First Five  &  Raincoast Chronicles No. 7 & No 8  Bus/i Poems by Peter Trower  Vie Cape Scott Story hy Lester Peterson  Salt Water, Fresh Waler hy Farley Mowatt  An Account lo Settle ISORWUC)  ��� with a chapter on organizing  on the Sunshine Coast  Your Community Newspaper  The Sunshine  Serving the Sunshine Coast for 35 years.  ,���,>     YOUR AUTOPLAN  ���Wy    CENTRj  Taking care ol  _ all your Real Estate Needs  Seaside Pla^a Evenings  886-2000   Norm Peterson   Dennis Suvege  886-9121    866-2607      or 866-7264  Songs from the Front & Rear  by Anthony Hopkins  ^ftn   ty-tn tty*m ���*/** i^ftw   *Ym ^m  m*  MARINE  ELECTRONICS  SXb-=92  lJcc.1.1 Marine Radar  SATVHFASSBA  Universe CB  Come mc our  DEPTH SOUNDER  *     Christmas Specials  ���j   Across from thc Co-op. ���������������7-J18  *Z-mmm/m*~**+lm    <**Jm    **&������*���**%���< *>*tm<   "aft    I  Christmas Pudding  Christmas pudding has to be made at least  three weeks in advance so that the flavours can  mature. It can be made absolutely ages in  advance and frozen for future use. One year  my friend and I miscalculated with the recipe  and ended up with enough Christmas Pudding  for both her family and mine for several years.  As long as they're wrapped well when stored it  doesn't seem to matter how long they keep-  within reason, I suppose. ���  The recipes for Christmas Pudding and plum  pudding vary greatly and one can add a little of  what you fancy to this fairly basic recipe that  I'm giving you. You could add, for instance, Va  cup chopped candied cherries or half a cup of  slivered almonds. This recipe makes two  medium sized puddings or one large one.  % Ib. seedless rtisins  Vi Ib. currtnts  Va Ib. mixed peel  grated peel of 1 lemon  '/i lb. breadcrumbs  Vi Ib. beet suet  3 eggs  1  'h lb. brown sugar  1 wine glass of brandy  '/! carrot, grated  juice of 1 lemon  % teaspoon allspice  'li teaspoon salt  way up the bowl. Bring the water to the boil,  cover the pot, then reduce the heat to its  lowest point. Simmer the pudding for about  eight hours���don't forget to keep an eye on  the water level.  7. When the puddings are cool, remove all the  wrappings and cover with fresh foil. Store in  a fridge or somewhere equally cool.  On Christmas day repeat the boiling  procedure used in instruction #6, but only  simmer for two hours.  The pudding should slide out of the pot and  be served with rum or brandy butter or a sweet  white sauce.  If you have a showman/woman in your  family, don't forget to stick a sprig of holly on  top and don't forget to warm the brandy before  you ignite it and pour the flaming brew over the  pudding.  Htppy wishing tlmt.  Nest Lewis   formerly  Home Economic Tetcher, Elphinstone High School  Beat the eggs, brandy, lemon juice together.  Mix all the other ingredients in a large bowl.  Add the egg mixture and stir thoroughly to  mix. Get all the family to help and get each  person to make a wish.  Spoon the mixture into two lightly greased  pudding bowls filling them no higher than  two inches from the top.  Cover the top of the Pudding with a circle of  wax paper. Then cover the top of the bowl  with a square of aluminum foil and tie It  down. Then get a kitchen towel and drape  that over the top of the bowl and tie around  securely with some twine. Lift up the  alternate corners of the towel and tie them  together over the top of the bowl.  Place the bowls in a large pot���I use a  eanner if I'm making more than one��� and  fill with boiling water three quarters of the  /  if��iiiiiiiiir^i.��M��Hflfl||Biittu)iM��^ Coast News, December 4, 1979  Arriving by Coast Guard Hovercraft  NOON - SAT. DEC. 8th  Vy^*^ rv~  Santa will be landing at the  boat ramp in the Harbour, and  will be paraded to the Santa House  next to the Heron Cafi.  SANTA HOURS:  Sat. Dec. 8th - Noon til 4  Every Fri. & Sat. til Christmas  Noon til 4  Help us make a Merry Christmas for those underprivileged  children on the Sunshine Coast. Drop an unwrapped gift at the  Santa House and "The Elves" will see that it gets to those in  need.  BRING THE KIDS!  FREE CANDY TO ALL!  CONE SHOP IN OLD GIBSONS LANDING  Helen's  Fashion  Shoppe  Beachcomber Country  Lower Gibsons  A Great Selection  Available  Sun. Dec. 9th 1-4. p.m.  15* OFF EUERYTHIdQI  Many In Store Specials!  Elegance in  Suedes, Velours, &  Beautiful Dresses & Suits.  e4  'Diit.ii of iht  Snohjiina  ktRii.lV>  Oliat  a lutiify  llibmns, B.  OMEGA  ir licensed ft  PIZZA  ���   STEAK & LOBSTER HOUSE  Located in the SEASIDE PLAZA,  Gower Point Road, Gibsons  Variety  Jfaob*  Snack Bar  & Deli  Health Foods  886*2936  Gibsons Harbour  BRflun  Basic  HITCHED  MACHINE  &*> "*'ra"  M99.��  i Qjcan QA/a/rtontij  Tickets available in advance.  Phone 886-2888  Please book early.  111/4 111! I *\  First Annual  J EWE PARTY  We have room for  50 people  celebrate the coming of  The New Year  music. Food I Drink  9 p.m. -1 a.m.  Dress: 1930's formal  Taxi service available for over-achievers.  $50 per person or $95 per couple, all included.  Pafchwork,Pine and oilier Pleasures  KITCHEN WITCHES  A must for your Christmas baking  $4.50  Cello Bags of  Christmas Gum Drops  $1.20  Handmade  Christmas Decorations  and Stocking Stuffers  A Great Selection ia Still Available  Hours - Tues. to Sat.  11a.m. to 4 p.m.  Bottom Of School Road  Gibsons       886-13355  Licensed  Premises  aAa&fetiis  Chinese & Western Food  Open every day Take Out  11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.      Or Dine In  [nose food is now on our lunch Menu..  Marine Drive Gibsons      886-9219:  GIBSONS FISH MARKET  886-7888  Tues. - Sat., 10:  Try Our Delicious  FISH ICHIFS  Place orders  for Christmas Specials  ALL SPORTS  MARINE  Mt>f303  Services we provide:  Cups & Trophies ��� Engraving  Skat* Sharpening  Gun Scope Mounting  Marine Maps & Tide Books  Party Iee ��� Block Ice  We Buy Bottles  cp\\ SPORTING GOODS  V^e^ and  MARINE HARDWARE  gggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg^gggg  MI��||illMM��li��iiMMiWtf*,,B"*"W�� 10.  Coast News, December 4, 1979  Men's Hockey results  *S LTD. \  This page sponsored by  TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU  Cowrie St. Sechelt, 885-2512 Sunnycrest Shopping Plaza, Gibsons, 886-8020  ��������������� II       I I    '���   ���  ���     ���       -��� -���-��� mi^_____________jgjj.  Ladies  \mltTM.n A's 6 is Cozy Court 6  In a game thai saw thc lead  change linn times, it was the  last place A's coming within  one minute and 23 seconds of  winning their lirst game hy  knocking off lhc top place  Bruins. Ihe Bruins opened up a  3-2 lead alter the first period,  bul it was penalties and a  scrappy A's team storming  back in the second. Alter two  periods, the A's held a 6-4 lead  and appeared to have the  Drains disorganized and taking  bad penalties. Hut with IO  minutes remaining. Dave  lamb picked up a loose puck  and scored a shotthanded goal  which brought them within a  goal.  li was all Coiy Court in the  final live minutes pressing for  lhc lung goal, but young Greg  Mottishaw played outstanding  goal. The tying goal came off a  face-off deep in A's territory,  Dale Benner dropping the puck  to Jim Gray who drove the  puck past Mottishaw for the  tying goal.  Cozy Court 6 vs Creek 4  The game between the top  two clubs in the S.C.M.H.L.  was everything it was expected  to be. With thc teams tied at  two apiece after one, the Bruins  went ahead in the second by a  5-4 count. Ken Begg for Cozy  Court and Cece Duff for the  Creek each notching u pair of  goals.  In the third period the play  was extremely close wilh good  hockey from both sides and  superb netminding by former  Gales Sam Casey and Darcy  lllake. With the Creek pressing  for the* lying goal, it was the  Bruins' Bradley Joe icing the  win with a 45-foot blast past  Blake.  Exhibition:  Whistler Winterhawks 3 vs  Cozy Court Bruins 9  In an extremely entertaining  Saturday evening exhibition  game, the Bruins bolstered by a  number ol Anderson A's pulled  away from the undermanned  Winterhawks in the third period, scoring four unanswered  goals. In a good clean hardhitting game, it was the line of  Bodnarek. Gray and Lamb  accounting for six of the goals  on some fine plays, while  former Sechelt player Tom  Hansen scoring two goals and  selling up a third for his team.  Results of the Roberts Creek  Exhibition next week.  Tins week's games:  Wednesday, December 5  9:J0 p.m.  Anderson A's vs Pender Harbour  Thursday, December 6  8:00 p.m.  The (reek vs Pender Harbour  Saturdav. December 8  8:00 p.m.  Cozy Court vs Pender Harbour  9:45 p.m.  (iihsons vs Anderson A's  Sunday, December 9  6:45 p.m.  Cozy Court vs Gibsons  keep fit  A small group of very,  dedicated women who attend  classes at Wilson Creek Hall  two mornings a. weejc do not  wish* to quit over the holiday  season.  Therefore, we are running six  classes over this period of time.  Our course is a "middle of thc  road" type of exercise, done to  music.  Time: Monday and Thursday  morning, 9:30-10:30.  Place: Wilson Creek Hall  Run by thc C.B.O.E.  Teacher: Marie Walker  For further information,  885-5532.  Some of the little guys displayed fast hockey action around the goalmouth in a Minor Hockey League game played  last week between the Standard Oilers and the Trail Bay Sports team. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.  Strikes and spares  II) Bud Mulcaster  Wc held our Golden Age - Pee  Wee ll,ii)l;iiii Tournament lasl  Sunday and 'he winners were  .lens and Florence Tolberg,  iNicki Kirsch, Nicole Caldwell  and Bryan Fitchell. They  bowled 127 pins over Iheir learn  average. Second place went to  Art Teasdalc, Shane Keddie,  Lisa Horner. Grant Olsen and  Hilly Sl.iuuei who rolled 126  pins over and thud place to  Mice Smith, Jack James.  Kathy Kennett and Kevin  Wtlllis who rolled 124 pins  over. A nice close finish for a  Tournament we all enjoy.  In League action, Freeman  Reynolds was tops again with a  360 Single in the Classic League  and a 304 single and an 858  triple in the Ball and Chain  League. In thc Gibsons 'A'  League, Andy Spence had a 321  single. Jim McQueen a 311  single and Lorne Christie bad  high three with 752. Sixteen  bowlers rolled over 600 triples  as the Gibsons 'A' League stays  the holiest league in Ihe house.  In the Phuntastique League  .loc Bellerivc rolled a 307single  and Don Slack a 316 game in  the Legion League.  Besl Scores:  Classic:  Gwen Edmonds      279-996  Frank Redshaw       284-945  Ken Skvtte 276-957  Freeman Reynolds 360-1078  I nesday Coffee:  Nora Solinsky 240-634  Ham Swanson 251-656  Swingers:  Belle Wilson 269-650  Phil Fletcher 227-577 ���  (iihsons A':  Mary Braun 265-67i  Larry Braun 245-696  Bob Ford 274-696  Jim McQueen 311-697  Andy Spence 321-733  Lorne Christie 293-752  Wednesday Coffee:  Nora Solinsky 234-678  June Frandsen 295-728  Slough-Offs:  Nora Solinskv 252-710  Carol Tetzlaff 258-715  Alice Smith 280-721  Hall anil Chain:  Virginia Reynolds   260-647  e'ltuleen McCuaig    242-686  I rank Redshaw       255-693  Freeman Reynolds   304-858  Phuntastique:  Sue (ireen 254-642  Joe Bellerivc 307-728  Henry Hinz 29X-74J  Legion:  Sue Harding 227-612  Dan Weinhandle    261-679  Don Slack 316-696  From the Fairway  by Ernie Hume  Youth Bowling Council  .lets:  Shane Keddie  Gary Tetzlaff  Dennis Frandsen  Bantams:  Chcri Skytte  Scott Spain  120-223  128-223  148-264  Sean Tetzlaff  Juniors:  Arlene Mulcaster  Dan Hurren  Glen Hancltar  Seniors:  Rick Buckmaster  Dean Martin  214-554  199-516  206-521  256-636  231-650  257-660  The Winter Tournament is  off to a slow start, with a few  dropouts. Some surprising  scores have been recorded with  Bill and Lil Fraser leading the  way at present.  The nominating committee  is busy lining up a slate of  officers for the coming elec-  tions to be held in January. Thc  budget is in the process of being  put together for the approval of  our members. It appears that a  small increase in dues, green  fees, etc., will have to be made  to keep pace with the cursed  cosr of living being inflicted on  all of us.  Jack Redman of the Pro  Shop has a few bargains to  Please him to page eleven  If your Club has any  Sports News and you  want it in the Paper,  contact Ian Corrance at  886-2622 or 886-7817.  mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmTmmmmmmmm mm   *.. ���-      ���    .-    ���*..-.��� t     -.**r     i      ����� -��*****M-*********. n ������������ - ,   ..  In Saturdays soccer game against the Renegades the Squamish goalie was caught  out of position and couldn't get back as the Renegades scored their second goal. The  Renegades eventually won the game by a score of 3-2.  Wanderers bounce back  THE  # PIT STOP 4  *1    High Performance  Auto Parts  TRW  Four Wheel Drive  Chassis Parts  OPEN  9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday  Located at Coast Industries    886-9159  TRAIL BAY SPORTS  "Duster" motocross reg. *129.95  V*        on bike accessories  Klphinstonc Wanderers got  back on the winning track  during the last two weekends  after a couple of recent losses.  Last weekend the Wanderers  travelled to Lynn Valley to play  thc Western Underwriters Soccer Club. The local boys  controlled play throughout  with Steve Miles, Cory Mottishaw, and Peter Kenney scoring in a 3-0 win.  This past weekend the first  place, undefeated South Vancouver Vikings came to Lang  dale hoping to improve an  already impressive 5-0-3 record  but they ran into a fired up  Wanderers team.  Two goals by Cory Mottishaw. and one each by Rob  Williams and Peter Kenney  lifted the local team to an  impressive 4-1 victory which  put the Wanderers record at a  very respectable 5-3-1. Good  games were turned in by Cory  Mottishaw, Rob Williams,  Gary Davies, and Mark Jacob-  son although generally it was  the best team effort for the  Wanderers for the season.  Elphinstone Wanderers will  play at home next Sunday at  Langdale at 2 p.m. and once  again want to express their  appreciation for loyal fan  support.  10% on all models  Daust figure skates  Regular hockey jerseys  15%  **mr*wm*    MOJV1     ****%��� ' '������mm*  * Is Your Car  BEGGING For A  Second Chance?  BEAUTIFUL BODIES  'ARE OUR BUSINESS^  j, BRIAN'S AUTO BODY'-  ?   ft PAINTINB LTD.  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December 4, 1979 11.  ���������������������������������������������������������****����*********  m  MOTOR  /*H  VTs  The Stchtlt Chiefs hit the crossbar in this goalmouth action in the game against the Wakefield Stomptrt (or the mid-  season championship In the Sunshine Coast Soccer League played last Sunday. The Chiefs won the game 1-0 on a  penalty goal.  No justification for oil increases  886-8314     886-8344  D.L. #6606  Coma I sea our Selection ot Quality  Used cars 8 Trucks  Veu Wont Ba Disappointed  At Mainland Motor Products our  reputation rides with every Car or Truck we sell.  %  SIWYI BEST MALL  lli|h.a  1(1  .          CKDAR       fl  ^  \        PUZA       f  \                      U  ^  ^P  WL\*)S.S  by Harry Rankin  First printtd tn The Fisherman  Prime Minister Joe Clark  and Premier Peter Lougheedof  Alberta are determined to  bring oil prices in Canada up to  world levels. The present price  in Canada is $13.75; the world  price is $23.75.     j  there is no justification for  this whatsoever.  The big oil corporations (and  remember that the big foreign  multi-national oil corporations  today control 90 percent of the  oil industry in Canada) are  already making fabulous profits far beyond those of any  other industry in Canada.  Because of all kinds of tax  concessions given to them by  Ottawa, they pay relatively  little income tax. Studies made  of the oil industry indicate that  the cost of production is only  $1.50 a barrel, no wonder their  profits are so high! They are  making too much already, but  they are never satisfied.  The argument that raising oil  prices will lead to conservation  is phoney. Oil prices in Canada ���  and the U.S. have been going  up steadily and so has the  demand for oil.  If the government was sincerely interested in conservation, it would help the big  urban centres build rapid  transit and improve the bus and  street car systems. That would  greatly cut gas consumption.  The argument that oil companies need the extra profits to  conduct expensive exploration  work looking for new oil  sources is also phony.  The fact is profits in the oil  industry are already so high  (and have been for years) that'  oil companies will continue to  look for new sources because it  pays them to do so.  It is also a fact that the  enormous profits now being  made by the oil corporations  are not being used to look for  new oil sources; they are being  used to pay huge dividends to  the head offices in foreign  countries and to buy up new  industries in Canada.  lit recent years, for example,  the oil companies have bought  many mines throughout Canada as well as expanding their  holdings in many other  directions. They are all big  conglomerates and are using  their, unprecedented profits to  expand and to strengthen their  stranglehold on thc Canadian  economy.  If the federal government *  Fairway  continued bom page ten  offer in the golfing line. They  make excellent Christmas gifts.  Next spring the Board of  Directors have agreed to bring  four motorized .golf carts in to  use on the course. Details will  be given at the annual meeting.  Our new member drive has*  slowed down. Now is the time  to put your application in for  membership and beat the  increased cost before the end of  the year. The house committee  is planning some entertaining  evenings during the winter.  Bridge and crib is in full swing.  Our lady hostesses are producing some great sandwiches  along with (he soup, muffins,  and tarts.  Please note some lack of  confidence is being shown at  the tee-offs. It is only necessary  to shout 'Fore' after you hit the  ball if someone is in danger, not  before!!!  goes ahead with its plans to  bring Canadian prices up to the  world level, the higher prices  for oil will lead to further  rounds of inflation.  This inflation will have a  crippling effect on the Canadian economy and drive us  still deeper into recession and  every Canadian will have his  living standards drastically cut.  What we are faced with is the  biggest rip-off in Canadian  history. Thc faces we sec are  those of Clark and Lougheed,  but the real voices behind the  faces are those of Imperial Oil  (owned by Exxon), and the  other big oil corporations.  And the profits we are  . speaking of are not millions of  dollars, or tens of millions or  even hundreds of millions. If  the oil prices in Canada are  raised to world prices, it would  mean an extra $10 billion for  the oil grants. That's $10 billion  out of our pockets.  The solution, the only effective solution, is to nationalize the oil industry. That is  what most oil rich developing  countries have done, and they  have been able to use the profits  to help their people and their  country... .,,,*, ,.,_*..,, ,     ..  Btit in this respect, the  government of Canada is far  more backward than the governments of developing counties. In Canada, Joe Clark  wants to give back to the oil  corporations, the profitable  government owned company  we already have, Petrocan.  The proposed sale of Petrocan should be suspended. The  majority of Canadians want  this company to remain in  government hands. The government, if it had any political  guts, would also place a  moratorium on any further  increases in the price of oil and  natural gas.  We could also do with a full  public inquiry into the oil  industry, the way it cooks its  books to conceal real profits,  and the true state of our oil and  gas resources.  The government has been  relying on the oil industry for  figures on oil and gas resources  and these are being manipulated. First they told us we had  huge surpluses, enough to last  hundreds of years. Then they  said we would be running out  by 1980. Now they say we have  surpluses again.  They just can't be believed.  They juggle the figures to suit  themselves with always one  central aim���that of increasing  profits.  We should find out how  many hundreds or thousands  of our wells have been capped  and how many rich oil fields are  bing left untapped while the oil  corporations wait for the  domestic price to reach world  levels.  We should have a two-price  system for Canada, one price  based on the cost of production  for domestic consumption, and  ��  SUNSHINE  KITCHENS  FINE CABINETS  886-W11 Gibsons.  See our  Bargain Shelf  for good buys  NDP Bookstore  PENINSULA  MARKET  885-9721   Davis Bay, B.C.  tide tables  Open 9���9  7 Days a Week  Reference:  Pacific  Sun. 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A study of the  responsibilities and spheres of  concern of the members of the  committee indicates a thorough coverage of all the  specialists on the committee; in  evaluating and deciding upon  the many submissions placed  before you.  With this corollory in mind, I  find it difficult to believe that  there was consensus, in committee, in deciding to route thc  CHEEKYE-DUNSMUIR 500  kv hydro electric line over thc  Sechelt Peninsula and through  the SAKINAW-RUBY lakes  area!  Because of this trepidation  and also because I think there  may have been incomplete  input, in committee: I request  your indulgence to address thc  following to the individual  members and thc committee as  a whole.  A) THE HONOURABLE  JAMES J. HEWITT (Minister  of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources) Mandate:  "The development and  management of an energy  policy for British Columbia.."  Sir, I must presume that you  personally put forward, to the  committee, the requirements  for the CHEEKYE-DUNSMUIR line or, at least,  proclaimed its absolute  necessity.  Question No. 1 - Were there no  queries from the other  members?  Question No. 2 - Was there  consensus?  Question No. 3 - Was  agreement reached on routing?  Question No. 4 - Is it now your  personal conviction that thc  line is vital to the near future  energy needs of Vancouver  Island? Absolute necessity must  be established before any other  considerations take place!  Question No. 5 - Was this  done; in committee?  B) THE HONOURABLE  WILLIAM VANDER ZALM  (Minister of Municipal Affairs)  Mandate: "The management  of Provincial-Municipal relationships within the Province.."  Mr. Vander Zalm, your mandate would lead me to believe  that in this matter you would  assume a profile lower than is  your wont. However, I believe  that you would have had  pertinent input, in committee,  if you had attended a meeting  concerning this.  Question No. 6 - Did you?  Question No. 7 - What input  did you make?  C) THE HONOURABLE  ALEXANDER V. FRASER  (Minister of Transportation,  Communications and Highways) Mandate: "The development of an overall Transportation and Communications  policy for the Province of  British Columbia.."  Question No. 8 - Sir, in the  realm of transportation; was  the intent to add more high  tension cables to ourskics, with  the resultant hazard increase to  aircraft, discussed in committee?  Question No. 9 - What was  your stand concerning this?  Question No. 10 - Did the  committee vote to accept this  additional hazard as part of the  price to pay for inaugurating  the new lines? Concerning  communications: We are in an  area, on the Sechelt Peninsula,  dominated by the Caren Range  of mountains which is higher  than Grouse Mountain in  North Vancouver. We are  further confronted with a  geographical complexity of  straits, bays, harbours, inlets  and lakes. Because of this  location we are subjected to  radio and T.V. propagation  vagaries second to none. In fact  our reception varies from fair  through poor to nil! Now,  in the eleven years since I have  been here I have noticed an  increasing amount of electrical  capability expansion with a  corresponding deterioration of  reception quality. (You do not  have to believe me, just turn  your car radio on anywhere  between Halfmoon Bay and  Earls Cove, on Highway 101. If  that seems inconclusive, please  come to my house and strain to  watch the T.V. We have two  choices, I. ON or II. OFF on  channel six.) The building ofa  500 kv cable system over our  area will bc receptionally  catastrophic for some people,  depending on proximity.  Question No. 11 - Will you,  categorically state this will not  occur? I invite you to so do!  Further, what of the physical  damage to animals (wc being  not the least of these) which  could bc occasioned by the  massive output of radiated  electro-magnetic waves near  thc lines!  Question No. 12 - Will you  assure us there is no physiological danger to ourselves or  our future progeny?  Question No. 13 - Who will  communicate this assurance, if  there bc one, to other animals,  birds and reptiles?  Question No. 14 - If there bc  danger, how will they bc  warned?  Question No. 15-So, Sir,did  you bring these matters up at  the meeting?  Question No. 16 - What were  the decisions?  Question No. 17 - Were all the  above detriments acceptable,  and an additional price the  committee was prepared to pay  to persue the construction of  this line?  D) THE HONOURABLE  JAMES J. HEWITT (Minister  of Agriculture) Mandate: "The  promotion of agricultural  enterprise in the Province of  British Columbia." Mr. Hewitt,  you are aware I am sure that  this area docs not envelop any  large Iruly agricultural reserves. Nevertheless there are an  increasing number of stubborn  persons, like myself, who refuse  to be cowed by our inhospitable terrain and who coax  fruit and vegetables from the  ground. Should these power  lines pass over or near any such  gardens ( some as large as 22  acres), any I. aerial spraying, II.  leeching or III. electro-magnetic radiations will preclude  individuals the right to work  their land!  Question No. 18 - Was this  drawback to line construction  placed before the committee by  yourself?  Question No. 19 - What are  your personal feelings about an  individual's right to supplement purchased food these  days? (This is not a frivilous  matter to those of us who may  become involved. Our own  orchard and garden have  extracted thousand of hours'  labour from my husband and  myself in the last eleven years!)  E) THE HONOURABLE  ROBERT H. MeCLELLAND  (Minister of Health) Mandate:  "The maintenance and improvement of total health  programs for the people of  British Columbia." Sir, as an  adjunct to your broad mandate  I would presume that you  would be anxious concerning  anything which could degenerate the health of any segment of  the population of B.C. Ergo, it  follows that erection of these  lines should dismay you. I.  Electro-magnetic radiations  near it, II. Land and water  contamination and poisoning  from chemical herbicidal clearing. (In this regard there are at  least 300 families involved at  Ruby and Sakinaw Lake*  alone, who have "Ripairian  Rights". I will define these  rights: a person who "is legally  entitled to have thc water flow  through or past his land in its  natural state in regard to both  quality and quantity..." The  key words in this case and to us,  Christmas  I   Greetings Donations  St The Kiwanis Club of Gibsons asks you to  iff' giue to the 36 bed Intermediate Care Home for  j�� Senior Citizens to be built in Gibsons in the  <��' new year.  #���   Give instead of mailing cards.  |A list of donors will be published \  h  in this paper on December 18.  ff: Please leave your donation at  the Bank of Montreal, Gibsons  or Royal Bank, Gibsons ��49  are "natural state" and "quality"! Surely it was incumbent  upon you to advise the committee that the construction of  the power line over or hear the  lakes and the probable herbicidal clearing of that line could  negate these rights!)  Question No. 20 - Did you?  This matter, "quality of water",  is the overall vital one; concerning all people whose domestic water comes from places  anywhere transverscd by the  proposed line. This CANNOT  be overemphasized! I refuse to  allow my water to be further  contaminated by chemical  clearing! No one; E.L.U.C. or  B.C. Hydro, can be condoned  in trying to rescind that right! I  am absolutely adamant and  demanding in this regard! NO  FORM OF LIFE SURVIVES  WITHOUT POTABLE WATER!!  F) THE HONOURABLE  DONALD M. PHILLIPS  (Minister of Economic Development and Minister of  Tourism and Small Business  Development) Mandates, respectively: I. "The encouragement, in cooperation with the  new Ministry of Tourism and  Small Business Development  and the British Columbia  Development Corporation, of  small business enterprises  within British Columbia."  II. "The promotion of the  hospitality and travel industry  within the Province of British  Columbia." Mr. Phillips, I  personally recall your very  successful efforts as President  of the Dawson Creek Chamber  of Commerce in the early  I960's. From my memory of  your beliefs and actions then, I  know you are admirably equipped to administer the above  two portfolios. With that zeal  in mind, that you always  showed in building business, I  draw the following to your  attention. The southern part of  the Sunshine Coast (viz. Earls  Cove to Port Mellon) is unique  in B.C. Although we are close  enough in distance to be  another Vancouver bedroom,  we are far enough in transportation facilities, to enjoy a  measure of privacy. Because of  this there are few major  businesses or industries here.  Those businesses which do  exist are mostly ones which you  should foster under your  ministries. Marinas, motels,  restaurants, fishing guides and  charters, boat works, building  supplies and the many support  stores required to service a  population' of 10,000 in the  winter but possibly up to  40,000 in the summer! Already  it must be evident to you that  this area is a tourist and  summer vacationer's mecca. It  would therefore be a travesty to  permit anything to detract  from the furtherance and  nourishment of business and  tourism here! It is my contention that building unsightly,  costly and environmentally  objectionable, 500 kv hydro  lines across this Peninsula does  precisely that! Irreparable  visual and aesthetic damage  will occur to two very beautiful  and pristine lakes; Ruby and  Sakinaw!  Question No. 21 - Sir, con-  " sidering the above, do you not  have doubts as to the efficacy of  this line?  Question No. 22 - Was this  aspect discussed in committee?  Question No. 23 - Who  presented it?  Question No. 24 - What was  your stand?  I trust in you honourable-  ness to answer these questions  fairly.  G) THE HONOURABLE  THOMAS M. WATERLAND  (Minister of Forests) Mandate:  "Management and conservation of all forest resources  within the Province of British  Columbia." Sir, your simple  mandate is that in word only.  No more challenging, exacting  or rewarding task could be  executed by a minister of the  Provincial Crown. This is THE  forest province! Indirectly,  growing trees contribute much  to the B.C. quality of life. They  hamper erosion, foster wildlife,  stabilize creek, river and lake  shores and enhance other  vegetation. The removal of  these trees, arbitrarily, in a  swath some 500 feet wide from  Cheekye  to  Dunsmuir, is  Enjoy our Christmas Specialties  ASSORTED SHORTBREADS  Original German style  CHRISTMAS 8TOLLEN  e We make special order Log Cakes e  Not sure which is your favourite?  corns in lor conoo and sampia our pastrm.  Bake:  rii  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre,  Our Bread Is Now Available  Downtown    At Variety FOOdS      Gibsons  ������- *^888-7441  certainly not going to permit  them the useful, vital roles  mentioned here. In addition,  these trees would serve us and  nature better if they were  permitted to grow to their  prime. Then they could be  selectively logged rather than  razed now for a questionable  power line.  Question No. 25 - Did you,  Mr. Waterland, discuss any of  the foregoing when the committee met to consider the  Cheekye-Dunsmuir proposal?  Question No. 26 - Were your  observations for or against the  line?  Question No. 27 - Was there  consensus, from your point of  view?  H) THE HONOURABLE  JAMES R. CHABOT(Minister  of Lands, Parks and Housing)  Mandate: "..the encouragement of the best use of Crown  Land for agricultural, RESIDENTIAL, industrial, commercial and RECREATIONAL  opportunities within the Province of British Columbia." Sir,  allow me to select the two areas  of your concern underlined  above. I presume you are aware  that there are many Crown  Leases on both Ruby and  Sakinaw Lakes. I further  presume you know there are  approximately six separate  crown land areas on Sakinaw  Lake, as small as one hectare  and as large as one hundred  and sixty acres, map annotated  for possible future recreational  park use.  Question No. 28 - Knowing the  above, were you distressed at  the prospect of a hydro easement defacing the beauty and  serenity of this lake?  Question No. 29 - Did you  Please turn to page fourteen  Trouble waking up?  Alarm clock broken down?  WAKE UP SERVICE  24 hour service  reasonable rates  '.  885-5115  uyyuyyyMyyyyuuyuuyyyuuuuuuyuu  1  Notice To All Veterans  Lynne Haigh  Area Counsellor for the Department  of Veterans Affairs will be in the  Gibsons Legion office between 10:00  a.m. & 12:00 noon on the 13th of  December, 1979.  She will be available for interviews,  and referrals.  For more information  Call 886-2411, Service Officer.  XJpps  span Dec. 6 Trail Bav mail  Enter Our Grand Opening Draw  Cuisinart Food Processor  complete with apron, oven mitts,  recipe book.  Everything for the gourmet's  kitchen...  Superior  TW MUFFLER PRO  YOU ALIUAK KNOW  886-8213  100% LIFETIME  WARRANTY  on all Mufflers, Tailpipes  Exhaust Systems, and Labour  Increase Gas Mileage  with*.  DUAL PIPE CONVERSION  CUSTOM  PIPE  BENDING  Got a SPECIAL MAN In mind this Christmas?  Surprise him with a Gill Certificate  from Superior Muffler,  & let him choose his pleasure.  HEADERS  RUNNING BOARDS  DUAL EXHAUST  STACKS  CONVERSIONS  Superior Cats for the cat house  Carl'  s corner  "A Winter in the Woods!"  The early closure of Weld-  wood's Clowhom Division  logging operations reminded  me of an early closure of the  woods in 1936 due to an  unseasonal onslaught of Winter.  It was mid-November, two  full pay periods before Christmas and we were worried.  "Boy, she's goin' to be pretty  slim pickin's this winter," said  Percy Brown, my logging  partner. "It's goin' to be deer  meat and cougar huntin' for me  the next three-four months!",  As tight as log markets had  been for some years, we were  just beginning to pull out of the  'Hungry Thirties' and had been  scratching a meagre living out  of gypo logging. We had picked  up a little show to clean up on  Cecil Mountain near Ladysmith, and boy, was she gypo.  The yarder was a Fordson  tractor with the steel wheels  removed, bolted up to a set of  old steam winches from which  the boiler had been removed  with a cutting torch.  The rigging hanging in the  spar tree was tied together with  farmer's eyes and granny  knots; the mainline and haul-  back were as prickly as a  herring rake. The log loading  was done with what were called  'L-hooks' which were dug into  the ends of the log and lifted.  Now and then a log would slab  off and all hell would break  loose. That flying hook could  decapitate a man quicker than  the blink of an eye! Safety in the  woods has come a long way  since that time, but if a W.C.B.  inspector had walked into our  show then he | would have  bowed thre times to Mecca-  said 100 Hail Mary's and  crossed himself every 7 feet'as  he backed down the hill and out  of sight of that awful mess.  But to a lean and hungry  crew of highball loggers she  was a logging show and she was  ours! Every log could have  been our last one, but every  time we nursed a dozen or so  out of the bush, loaded them on  ���i the log truck andrhauled them  to our dump near Ladysmith, a  small cheer,would go up and  we'd start rasslin' out the next  one. \  But that all ended on a frosty  November morning when the  log truck went into a wild  gallop down the steep, and  twisting goat trail we called a  logging road, tore off the  fenders and a few other protruding parts and rattled me  around inside that cab like a  lone dice in a bar room shaker.  That ground was frozen so  hard we couldn't scratch  enough sand to cover the icy  spots so the runaway was the  result. That was it for the  Winter. We walked up the hill,  drained the machinery and  gathered up the tools. Old Man  Winter had greased the skids  oh Cecil Mountain!  Our little crew headed foi thc  booming grounds to close off  the fruits of our labours so we  could call a scale and sell our  logs for one more pay before  Christmas. It wouldn't be  much, but enough to last us  over the holiday season, we  hoped.  I But log buyers are notoriously slow when the crunch is on  and there are lots of logs  around. We didn't get our pay  day as we expected so it turned  out just as Percy had predicted.  "She shore was slim pickin's!"  I Our Christmas dinner was  two Blue grouse and a roast of  venison garnished with strips of  bacon and roasted spuds. A 50c  quart of Napolean's wine, (he  was our local saloon keeper  and he wasn't bootlegging���it  was a gift), was our Christmas  cheer. And we shared all this  with my cougar hunting pal  Percy Brown, and his little  family.  When I think back now on  that happy evening, snug in a  warm cabin and sharing our  small blessing's with good  friends, I am grateful that I  lived through those tough times  so I can more fully appreciate  and enjoy what we have today.  We didn't really own much  more than the clothes on our  backs and a few tools to work  with, but between the rock and  the hard spot were a few  moments that we will always  cherish.  With Christmas over and a  couple of months of snow and  ice left in the hills before that  tall timber began to rach out  and draw us back into the  woods, we still had the constant  worry of how we were going to  put food on the table for a  hungry family.  The Government, in its  generosity, set up a relief work  project that would provide four  days work a month at a rate of  $2.50 per day. It wasn't much,  but believe me, it helped. But it  was going to take more than  $8.00 a month to keep flesh on  the bones and tone in the  muscles to have the strength to  take a job in the woods come  Spring. And good old Percy  had the answer.  he had owned a Blue Tick  Kentucky blood hound for  several years who had grown to  be as much a part of their  family as any one of them. Old  Ted had put food on their table  during many of the hard  depression Winters and he was  going to help again this time.  The Government was paying  a $20.00 bounty for cougars  that were bothering the local  ranchers and killing stock. You  weren't supposed to head out  into the wild country where  there were no ranchers in order  to kill them, but if they  happened to be herded toward  civilization by a couple of good  cougar dogs and there was a  ranch nearby, then it was O.K.  Percy and I went shopping  for a hound for me as I had no  experience in the business at  that time. We finally found one  that looked like a wind-scenter  and fast runner, and teamed up  with Old Ted as a cold tracker  and the brains of the outfit, we  figured we had a good chance  of picking up one of two 'Cats'  a month.  Percy and I slept between  two fires and under a lot of wet,  dripping trees that Winter,  turning our socks in our caulk  boots as the heels wore out. We  froze our feet by day as the steel  caulks drew the frost right out  of the ground and up through  the leather.  ' We learned to live in wet  clothing, .wear two pairs of  pants anil three shirts when it  got real cold; to lean over our  lunch fire to keep the rain off  while trying to boil a 'billy' of  tea; to eat beans and rice day  after day and to glory in the  occasional luxury of a fat Blue  grouse, baked in his feathers in  the hot coals of our camp fire.  And yes, we even fried up a  piece of cougar when we had  been lucky and were meat  starved.  One trip we shot a female  and found she had been  suckling a kitten. We backtracked to where we had  bounced her and after a short  search, found her nest Jack  Pot! Instead of a single kit she  had two. At $20.00 each that  represented a total of $60.00 to  divide. And believe me, in 1936  that was a lot of loot!  There was only one drawback. New born kittens are  blind for at least nine days and  we couldn't collect bounty until  they had their eyes open. That  meant nursing them all the way  home from the West Coast of  Vancouver Island to our homes  in Cassidy, feed them on a  bottle until they were of bounty  age, then cash them in.  Percy had been through this  once before and by the time he  had raised them to legal age to  turn them into pelts, his kids  had turned them into pets. He  didn't have the heart to dispose  of them and finally turned them  over to a zoo.  We weren't going to let this  happen this time so we hid  them in Percy's barn. Trying to  sneak nippled bottles out to  that barn was like trying to hide  the gifts at Christmas, but after  a couple of weeks and the need  for dollars to finance our next  trip, we decided it was time. But  by then both Percy and I were  so attached to them that we  kept putting off the day.  We were finally bailed out of  having to do the cruel deed by a  friend who knew a 'house-  madam' on Fraser Street in  Nanaimo who was looking for  a pet. We went to see her and  convinced her that two were  better than one and if she  would pay us the bounty she  could have them. She went for  the deal when we suggested that  she would have the only 'cat'  house in town that really had  'cats'. They grew to quite a size  before she finally had to pen  them up out the back. That  didn't last long either. A  cougar's scream is high pitched  and sounds much like a woman's.  Screams inside a house are  one thing. But screams in the  back yard are another. The  neighbours soon called the  game warden who forced  disposal of them.  So that was how we put in the  winter of '36-'37. Four days a  month for the Government and  the rest of the time chasing dogs  and 'cats' into the roughest  dang country one could venture into.  Our main fare was venison  and spuds with an oyster fry or  stew now and then to break the  monotony. But we survived  and here we are to tell of the  experience. We had many of  them during the 'hungry thirties' and in time we'll talk about  them. But I feel I am very rich  indeed for having lived and  struggled through times that  welded true friendships, developed strong character in  young people who had to fight  to survive, and who have  helped to develop and improve  our country by raising youngsters of their own who will be  taking up the reins of Government when we are long gone.  I believe it is evident how far  we have come since the 'hungry  thirties'. Many of our industries  are closing down for one reason  or another, but the great  majority of workers will have  unemployment insurance to  draw on, welfare where it is  needed, or some form of  support. There will be many  who will complain of living at  poverty levels under whatever  Governments, but at least they  will not have to sleep under  trees to collect a bounty, poach  game to put meat on the table,  or peddle 'cats' to the only legal  red light district on Vancouver  Island!  Carl!  Coast News, December 4,1979  For those who missed  the Elves Club  drop off depots  13.  ITISNOT TOOLATEl  Take your donations to the  COAST NEWS, Gibsons  and  BENNERS FURNITURE, Sechelt  |C*ft<.  Greg Bellerby of the extension division of the Vancouver Art Gallery toured the  schools last week with a demonstration of protest art. The format of the show was  loose enough that he could take a break and discuss with the students their personal  masterpieces.  Ocean Falls outlook  Power  D90 Cassette  Tape Counter    VU Meier  Rec Indicator  VICTORIA: Don Lockstead,  (N.D.P. - MacKenzie) today  predicted serious lay offs at the  provincially owned Ocean  Falls Corporation pulp mill  unless firm provincial action is  taken immediately to resolve  present uncertainties.  Lockstead wrote October 26  requesting Premier Bennett or  Ocean Falls President Ray  Williston make a clear public  statement as to the future  operation and continued existence of the community of  Ocean Falls but has received no  substantive reply.  Lockstead said he has received reliable information  from a source connected with  the mill that a further 60 or  more lay offs can be expected,  in addition to the 12 people laid  off to date. The Ocean Falls  Corporation expects to lose  $1,000,000 per month during  1980 in the absence of decisive  government action.  "Two successive governments have commissioned  several economic studies dealing with the future of the  Corporation and the resource  base of the area." Lockstead  charges, "the Social Credit  government lacks the guts to  implement the recommendations of the studies which  would put the operation on a  sound footing."  "The provincial government  has had four years to resolve  technical problems associated  with the mill," Lockstead said,  "but today an atmosphere of  uncertainty and low morale  plagues the entire town because  of the government's own  indecision."  Teachers Salary  agreement  Trustees of School District  No. 46 ratified an agreement  made in committee with Sunshine Coast Teachers Association on Tuesday, November  13. The agreement was ratified  by the S.C.T.A. at their  meeting held on Wednesday,  November 14.  The agreement provides for  salary increases varying from a  low of 6.38% to a high of  11.92%, with an overall impact  MHHMRMI  on basic salaries of 9.54%  Principals' allowances received an upward adjustment  but fringe benefits were modified and ended up costing the  Board less. The overall comparison of the cosj of 1979  salaries, allowances, and fringe  benefits with 1980 salaries,  allowances and fringe benefits  showed a cost increase of  precisely 9.5%  Having a party  ^       or get-together?  DIAL A BOTTLE  Also soft drinks,  mix and cigarettes.  Serving Port Mellon, Gibsons,  Roberts Creek, Davis Bay,  Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay.  885-5115  \  Months of "sensitive negotiations" with Kruger Pulp and  Paper Limited of Montreal  regarding the proposed sale of  the company have not reached  a conclusion, supposedly because of an evaluation of fibre  supply under preparation by  the Ministry of Forests.  Lockstead said this evaluation should have been ready  weeks ago so the government  could choose between the  option of selling the mill to  Kruger or investing in an  expansion and modernization  process using the British Col  umbia  Resources Investment  Corporation, (B.C.R.I.C.)  "A decision on which way to  go should have been made long  ago," Lockstead said.  "The N.D.P. administration  did not save the town and mill  just for the bumbling Socreds  to fritter away.  "The plant has brought  hundreds of millions of export  earnings to Canada since the  N.D.P. saved it as well as  providing employment for  British Columbians.  Operate Buttons       /Tape Selector   /       /wjc input  Headphone Jack |Bia5/E"uafee" REC Level  DQn   Front-Loading Stereo Cassette Deck with  vU  Dolby* MR  itwnlbrtntvojtai  Baa MS* 3 lor other Dunham Rd.\  Otaaa Onion Ada.        Port Motion  Halfmoon Bay  STOVES  Welded Steel Airtights  Custom work done.  K&C AUTO  WRECKING  886-2617  Dec. 1 - 6 open 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Dec. 7 ��� 13 open 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Dec. 7 -13  Phone in orders 9 a.m. ��� 2 p.m.  Dec. 14 - 31 open 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Closed Sunday and Monday  Also Closed 25th & 26th  ROMAN CATHOLIC  SERVICES  Rev. Angclo lie Pompa,  Parish Priest  Times ot Masses  Siiturday, 5:00 p.m.  St. Mary's, Gibsons  Regular Sunday Masses  9:()0 a.m. Our Lady of Lourdes  Church. Sechell  Indian Reserve  10:00 a.m. Holy family  Church, Sechelt  12:00 noon St. Mary's Church.  Gihsons  Confessions before Mass  Phone: 885-9526 or 885-5201  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  CHURCH  Highway & Martin  Sunday 9:45  Morning Worship 11:00  Evening Fellowship 7:00  Home Bible Study  Call Pastor Ted Boodle  886-7107 or 886-9482  Affiliated with Ihe  Pentecostal Assemblies of  Canada  GLAD TIDINGS  TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.  Evening Fellowship 6 p.m.  Bible Study - Wed. 7:30 p.m.  Paslor Nancy Dykes  UNITED CHURCH  Davis Bay-SI. John's United  Worship, Sunday 9:30 a.m.  Study Session  Thursday, 2:30 p.m.  Gibsons-Gibsons United  Sunday School. 9:30 a.m.  Sunday Worship, 11:00 a.m.  Sludy Session  Tuesday. 7:30 p.m.  Prayer and Share  Wednesday. 1:30 p.m.  Paslor  The Rev. George W. Inglis.B is  Phone 886-23.33  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sal., 10 a.m.  Hour of Worship Sat., 11 a.m.  St. John's United Church  Davis Ray  Pastor C. Dricberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone:  885-9750 or 883-2736  -/**%-.  NOTICE BOARD  HWHH/m  -lor  eee-rsir  _________________       Qlbsons Tol Lol        -._--���^^^_  No Tol Lot December 7 or 14. Christmas Party Friday, December  21, 9:30 a.m. at United Church Hall. Call Eileen, 886-9411 for  information,  Stchtlt tltmtflttry Fall Fair  Thursday. December 6, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Arts and Crafts,  Games and Prizes. Bingo at 8:00 p.m. M9  Tea and Craft Salt  December 6 - Kin Hut, Dougall Park. 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. THE  CENTRE ��49  Tetrahedron Ski Club  will hold its monthly meeting December 13 at 8 p.m. at Wayne  fQreggaln's house in Gibsons, 886-9539. New members art  welcome. ���***-<>  Open House and Pottery Salt  The Sunshine Pottery Guild invites one and all ��� Saturday,  December 8,10 a.m. ��� 2 p.m. at The Craft Studio In Qibsons at the  flashing light. '49  Qlbsons United Church "Holly Tea"  Friday, December 7, 2-3:30 p.m., Church Hall. Homt baiting.  Gifts, White Elephants. Admission 754. ����  Special Christmas Swap Mttl Craft Fair  Friday, Dec. 7th, 4 to 8 p.m. at tht Madeira Park Community Hall.  Call 883-9375 for information.  Tlmbtr Trails Riding Club  Regular monthly meeting Stchtlt Rod & Qun Club (Wilson  Creek) December 5 at 8:00 p.m. Annual awards to be given away.  1st Annual Christmas Craft Market  Sponsored by tht Sunshine Coast Arts Council, will be held  Salurday, December 1, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., In the Art Centre in  Sechelt.  Qlbsons Hospital Auilllary Christmas Card Fund  Gibsons Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Card  Fund  now  accepting donations at tht thrtt local Banks in Gibsons up to  and including December 14. Information 686-7010.  Bridge tfSumMnt Coast Qorf Club  Games will ba held tht fint and third Tutsdsys of aach montfi  .it ths Golf Club, starting promptly at 7:30 p.m.  SunsMnt lapidary A Craft Club  Club meets 1st Wednesday every month at 7:30 p.m. For Information phone 885-2375 or 886-9204 tin  During October, November and December, single mtmbtrthipa  will be $1 and family memberships will bt f 1.80.  T.F.N.  Sunshine Coast Arts CouncU  Regular meeting 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the  '���*' " ~ "���"-'��� TFN  i\ Church Service*  Arts Center in Sechell.  Country Start Square Dance Club  Dancing every Friday night 8 - it al the Roberta Crttk  Elementary School. 885*8027.  Slphlnslone Atrial Club  Meeting every second Wednesday of tht month at 8 p.m., at tht Wll-  son Creek Club House.  Western Weight Controllers  Meel every Thursday at 10:00 a m Everyone welcome For registration phone 885-9386.  Roberts Crttk Hospital AuilHery  Every 2nd Monday-Roberts Creek Hospital Auxiliary, li am.  St Aidan's Hall  Thrift Shop  Every Friday. 1-3 p.m Thrift Shop, Gibsoni United Church base-  Al-Anon Meeting  Every Thursday in Gibsons at 8:00 pm For Information call  9569 or .986-9037.  Bargain Bam H^^  The Bargain Barn of the Pender Harbour Health Clinic Auxiliary  is open on Thursday and Saturday afternoons Irom 1:00 until  3:30* T.F.N.  Swap Meet and Craft Fair  First Saturday of every month at Madeira Park Community Hall,  10.00a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Ctll 883-9258 or 8834)375 for table bookings  orarrlvtbtfort10.00a.rn.  Topt B.C. ITS ORWOnt  Tops B.C. 578 Gibsons will now meet In tht Alhlttlc Hall at  Armors Beach, Lower Gibsons, Thursdays st 1:00 p.m.  Sunshine Coasl Navy League ol Canada  Cadets and Wrenettes ages 10 to 13 will sgain meet Tuesday  nights, 7.00 - 9:00 p.m., United Church Hall, Gibsons. New  recruits welcomed.  Women's Aglow Fellowship  meet every third Tuesday of the month at Harmony Hall, Gibsons  Bebysittlng Is available   All ladies welcome.  Foi  information please phone 886-7426 or 885-3356  1 ibsons.      11  r more     I  .J/IIMMUIIIIIUXV/i/MlVJlM-VA  .    ..*���*> J 14.  Coast News, December 4,1979  Wildlife  corner  bt Ian Corrance  Deer Treat  On Wednesday Joan T.  Warn was on the ferry coming  down from Saltery Bay, when  the Captain announced that if  people went to the port side  ���hey were in for a sight; a buck  was swimming over from thc  mainland lo Nelson Island.  Sure enough there it was. Being  thai today (Sunday) is the last  day of hunting season, let's  hope that he swam into safety  and is still around.  Mair Letters  The Gibsons Wildlife Club  finally received a wishy-washy  reply from Rale Mair regarding  the proposed poisoning of Lei  Lake. He thanked them for  their concern and confirmed  that Simon Fraser University  was looking at Lei Lake as an  experimental site for testing  Orthene, (we knew that); also  that no official application had  been made to the Pesticide  Control Board, (we knew that  too), and if it was, then the  Ministry of the Environment  would look into it thoroughly.  Good for them. I just hope  that 'looking into it thoroughly' doesn't mean what  happened when they 'looked  thoroughly into' the wolf  poisoning and the use of 2-4D  on the Okanagan Lakes.  The club also received a  letter from Bob Skelly, (the  provincial one), protesting the  use of Lei Lake as a guinea pig.  Marsh Society  Vince Bracewell called me  last night to make sure I told  you that the Marsh Society  meeting will be this Thursday  at 7:30 p.m. in the Chaielech  Science Room.  He never phones with just  one thing, so after he told me  that the guset speakers John  Toochin and Ervio Sian, (Er-  vio's of spoonbill sandpiper  picture fame), would be driven  around by him to insure that  they didn't get a flat tire and  almost miss the ferry, (this  sentence is getting too long so  I'll put in a period), lie  mentioned that he saw 18  oystercatchers and six black  turnstones at Mission Point.  The oystercatcher sighting  impressed Toochin so I guess  they are rare around here in  such numbers. Also, last  Thursday at Hopkins he heard  a great splash, looked around  and had the pleasure of watching over a dozen killer whales  sporting around between Hopkins and Keats.  Toochin will be explaining  the Christmas bird count. This  will be the first time we've done  one up here, so let's make it  good.  Kate with a second name  that I always forget, has a  newsletter ready for distribution. The membership is  surprisingly up over 100; great.  Odds'n'ends  The Fisheries Officer, Lawrence Chamber, was at Wilson  Creek last week and counted  1100 dog salmon, (chum).  There's talk of finding a way to  make the large rock at the fish  ladder negotiable to the dogs.  At the present time the only  species that can navigate that  area are the cohos. Remember,  if you go there for a look, don't  disturb the fish.  The Sechelt Rod and Gun  Club Banquet appears to have  gone off well. Reports were  especially glowing about the  fare.  A bear has been bugging  locals at Garden Bay.  At the moment I'm writing  this, there is a wildlife meeting  going on at Pender Harbour. If  there is still time after the  meeting, I'll add a kicker to this  column.  If you see anything interesting, give me a call at 886-  2622/886-7817 or 886-9151,ta.  37 questions for ELUC  Women's Aglow  by Phyllis Dorst  It was with great anticipation  and a feeling of excitement that  thc Women's Aglow Fellowship  met on November 20 at Harmony Hall.  Our guest speaker was Sister  Aquina, who came all the way  from Grande Prairie, Alberta,  lo be with us. Some of us had  had the pleasure and the  privilege of hearing Sister  Aquina at the Women's Aglow  Retreat in Langley in June of  this year. What a blessingand a  joy to have her come to  Gibsons!! She shared a little of  her life and her walk with Jesus  and then shared with us about  Forgiveness  and  Reconcilia  tion.  We were also blessed to have  Vanessa Pace with us again.  Vanessa sang for us, Tht Lord's  Prayer, Rise and be Healed and  /'// Rise Again. We thank the  Lord for the beautiful ministries  The next meeting of the  Women's Aglow will be held on  December 18 at 11:30 a.m. in  Harmony Hall, Gibsons.  Lunch will be served precisely  at 11:30 a.m. so come early and  bring a friend!!!  "For by grace you have been  saved through faith; and this  is not your own doing, it is a  gift of God���not because of  works, lest any man should  boast.'  Eph. 2:8-9  continued from page twelve  advise the committee that you  thought the introduction of the  power line would detract from  the natural splendor and  attractiveness of the area?  Question No. 30 - What did  they say?  Question No. 31 - Do you still  wish to see the line built across  or near Sakinaw Lake?  Question No. 32 - Why?  Sir, I submit that future  generations living on or touring  this Peninsula will hold us  responsible for its configuration and appearance. People  will not live in or visit the ugly,  unappealing product of our  shortsightedness.  I) THE HONOURABLE  RAFE MAIR (Minister of the  Environment) Mandate: The  maintenance of a quality  habitat, for humans, wildlife  and fish within British Columbia." Finally, I return to  addressing you sir; with observations, questions and a summation.  Observations: My first observation is that your mandate  places an awesome responsibility upon youl Coupled with  theat responsibility, however,  you have been given awesome  authority and position! "Minister Responsible" for: I. Pollution Control Board, II. B.C.  Land Commission, III. Agricultural Land Commission and  IV. Pesticide Control Appeal  Board; to name those 1 have  been able to discover. My  second observation is that such  tremendous, unilateral power  places you in an unenviable  posture when it comes to your  accountability to we, the  "HUMANS" of British Columbia. (Fortunately we have the  capability, unlike the "wildlife  and fish" to require an accounting!) In this regard; I  request and challenge you, in  your sincere conscience, to  have your committee members  answer the specific questions  which have been directed to  each of them. I further desire  and exhort you to reply to this  letter including their unedited  comments! I am convinced,  that in this demand I have the  backing of fifty thousand plus  expectant residents of the  Sunshine Coast! (Your answers  will be promulgated, as this  letter has been, to all information addresses!) As a closing  observation I wish to categorically state and assure you that  should B.C. Hydro request an  easement over my property for  these lines, they will obtain it  ONLY by litigation!  Questions:  Question No. 33 - Did you  ohair a meeting, or meetings,  concerning these lines, attended by the other eight  members of the committee?  Question No. 34 - What were  the dates of these meetings?  Question No. 35 - Were  minutes kept?  Question No. 36 - May we, the  public, peruse these minutes?  Question No. 37 - Do you truly  believe, in your capacity as  "Environmental Overseer" for  the Province, that these lines do  not jeopardize our land?  Summation: This letter asks  specific questions of individuals which I feel they are  honour-bound to answer! It  queries the requirement for the  lines! It enumerates many  perpetrations to the environment! It upholds justice for  individuals! Lastly it proclaims  unequivocally, the right of the  people to hold their political  representatives publicly accountable for their decisions!  In closing I state absolutely  that this letter is written on  purely environmental grounds  and IS NOT intended as A  POLITICAL GAMBIT!  Very sincerely,  B.J. BRODEUR  (MRS. P.V. BRODEUR)  WANTED  or What Have Vou  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEEN  BOTTLES  m ir-vifuviririfirimif iriririririy  i  9  ��� a  y Antiques - General Merchandise - Toys j  FLEA MARKET  l  I  I  Roberts Creek Community Hall  Sunday, December 16  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Table Rental:   $5.00 or $6.00  Admission:   254*  For Further Information  Call 886-7800  mjfjtnHmmmjnHnnnnnnnnnnnm  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  JT3��   Coast Business Directory <**C~U  I ACCOMODATION I  WmkimXt  HALFMOON BAV, B.C.  88S-2232  . Heated Pool   * Sauna  WINTER DINING HOURS  Fri. to Sat. 6 to 9 p.m.  Sun. 5 to 8 p.m.  Catering To Small Groups  Monday Thru Thursday  Reservations Only  Opin 7 Days For Lodge Quests  BELLA BEACH MOTEL  ON THE BEACH AT DAVIS BAY  t & 2 bdrm. housekeeping units  ColourT.V., Cable  I CONTRACTING I  SUNCOAST TRUSS LTD. ��Z.J  (Gibsons) 886.73^  Located next to Windsor Plywood p q qox 7a-o  i Residential & Commerciai Roof Trusses Gibsons B C  885-5151     B.A.BLACKT0P LTD.  f^    "'^km"QUal'ty   SCrV-Ce  S'nCe   1956"  *m\*w       Z^Zm      Paving, Curbs, Drainage  East porpoise Bay Road Free Estimates  THOMAS HEATING  OIL BURNERSERVICE  Complete Instrument OOD" /ill  UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP  Halkonens,  \jt.R. ��1 (Davis Bay)  Sechelt, B.C  V0N3A0  WE  CONSTRUCTION LIMITED  We specialize in:     Concrete Foundation Work and Framing  Free advice on building questions to do-it- yourself builders.  Vern Koessler Box 888, Sechelt. 866-2344 Anytlmea8S-252S  FLOOR COVERING!  Bin installations  17 Years Experience  Commercial And Residential  Floor Coverings  If  "   1  P. M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  Jl      P.O. Box 609  1      Sechell, B.C.  Bui. 885-2332  IP       VON 3A0  Res. 888-7701.  BOnniEBROOK    LODGE  OCEAN BEACH ESPLANADE GOWER POINT ROAO GIBSONS, B.C.  Comfortable accomodation by the day, week  or month. 886-9033  P.P. CONTRACTING  CUSTOM BUILT HOMES  885-9561  HalKonens,    R.R. #1 (Davis Bay)    Sechelt, B.C.    V0N3A0   J  SEAVIEW CARPETS ��� CABINETS  SHOWROOM OPEN  10-6     Tues.-Sat.  686-2417        922-2017   TOLL FREE  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER LTD.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials lor Sale  Phone SM-2W4     Member Allied Van Lines     R.R. 1, Gibsons..  BLUE SKY MOTEL  "On the waterlront at Davis Bay"  Overlooking Georgia Strait and the Islands  SLEEPING A HOUSEKEEPING UNITS  ^Colotir Cablevision * Complimentary Collee    885-9987v  I APPLIANCES I  I ELECTRICAL I  HARRISON'S APPLIANCE SALES  Parts and Service  Tuesday ��� Saturday 9 ��� 5  Mt     886-9959 Pratt Rd., Gibsons  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  I AUTOMOTIVE I  RRM MARLENE RD.,  ROBERTS CREEK  and Electric Ltd.  Bill Achterberg  886-9232   R.8IHH ELECTRIC  General Wiring &  Qualified Workmanship  CARPET-CABINET-CERAMIC CENTRE  Open Tom. ��� Sat.   iOa.ni.-Sp.in.  Howe Sound Distributors Ltd.  North Road, Gibsons, B.C. 886-2765  arm.  m.  SPECIALTY MACHINE WORKS  General Machine Work and Welding  Hours 9:00 a.m.���7:00 p.m.  Monday through Friday Incl.  Available 25 hours a day  885-2523  I MISC. SERVICES  885-5379  T.V. SERVICE  v.  ���   ���  aw  ���      ���maaw hm ��� m  w   m **mW b^bb  Sunshine Coast T.V.  Mon. to Sat. 9:30-5:30 885-9816  J  f  fj\  TRANSWEST HELICOPTERS  (^  (��>  (1965) LTD.  Charter Helicopter Service  (��)  Box 875            886-7511  Gibsons  Wc specialise in Volkswagen Repairs  ^5^ Inr0p*att Motors.  JpartB   885-9466 *hon��a*  need tires?  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  ol Ihe S-BENDS on Highway KM  Phone 8N.I-2700  ANDREASSEN    ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.I Serving the Sumhlne Coalt  ULtCTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreessen 886-9439  Generel Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  LjJM,s Tom Flieger   Phone 886-7868  *Wlectrical  v3  (���*���*** DRIFTWOOD CRAFTS * AND*****|  CRAFT SUPPLIES  * SEWING NOTIONS*  JEWELRY.  WOOL  ^Sunnycrest    Shopping    Centre, Gibsons    886-2525  �����" GIBSONS LANES ���*"*��$  "'*"   Open Bowling Hours: Friday & ;>  TREE TOPPING  ��� VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.      uarv Volen  Remove lower limbs for VIEW.     886-9597  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  PICTURE FRAMES  Custom Made  Needle Point A Specialty  885-9573  1450 Trident Ave.  Sechelt  Box 214. Gibsons, B.C.'  "ONTRACTING V0N1V0  Saturday 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.   �� JA  and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. uf**"  Marcel  For Ml seasons  Fishing Charters  Reasonable Rates  ___m___J  I PAINTING I  I EXCAVATING I  SUPERIOR MUFFLER  Gibsons       BING'S EXHAUST LTD.      886-8213  100% Warranty on Parts and Labour  All Exhaust Systems, Plus Dual Exhaust Conversions ,  tSOU  Apollo Paving Ltd.  Phone (112) 433-4603  Asphalt Paving Machine Laid  Interlocking Paving Stones  For Patios. Sidewalks, Driveways & Poolsides.  ^  Upholsterers  ���*       San/inn fiiinahln*   r.naat and \fmnnnnumr  Economy RUTO PARTS lild.  Automobile, Industrial  and Body Shop Supplies  Sechelt    885-5181  I CABINETS I  SUNSHINE    KITCHENS  CABINETS ��� REMODELLING  Showroom in Twilight Theatre Bldg.         886-9411  K^OPENSAT. 10-5 OP BY APPOINTMENT ,  J. B. EXCAVATING  886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage installation  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields  Serving Sunshine  Com) and Vancouver  All Furniture-   Marine - Boat Tops  883-9901 or    669-6500 Local 119  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  885-9973     Port Mellon t0 0le's Cove     886-2938  Commercial Containers Available  Terry Connor  886-7040  PAINTING CONTRACJi  Box04U. Gibson). B.C.  I RESTAURANTS I  s��Avi��u/ aAaD��iMs  Chinese & Western Food        Licensed Premises  Tuesday to Sunday  Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Dinner:   4:00 p.m. ��� 0:00 p.m.  Chinese Food now on Lunch Menu  Lower Qibsons        886-9219    Take Out Available  DANS BACKHOE  Daniel T. Johnson  m  Septic Tanks, Ditches, Excavations Sand & Gravel  VPhone 886-8003 P.O. Box 1429 Gibsons, B.C. VON 1Vg/  mL  Quality Farm & Garden Supply Ltd. -  * Feed * Fencing    *??"7R5d27  * Pet Food    * Fertilizer   ���sd"  PENDER HARBOUR RESTAURANT  CANADIAN AND CHINESE FOOD  Madeira Park Shopping Centre  Ell In ft Weekdays     11:30 a.m. - 0:00 p.m.  Take out Friday ft Sat. 11:30 a.m. - ItOO p.m.  883-2413    Sunday        4:00 p.m. ��� 0:00 p.m.,, Coast News, December 4,1979  15.  COAST NEWS CLASSIFIED ADS  birth/  Phone the Coast News  for t"  aoMtuafjc/^ jtgnogJKtmtAt^,     woih wonted  Billy and Bobby wish to announce  the birth of their new baby sister  Beverly Nora Loreen Dall, 7 lbs. 6  oz. on November 15, 1979 in St.  Mary's Hospital, to Bev and Bob  Dall. thank you to all the staff at  St. Mary's Hospital.  Wing: Ken and Marion are pleased  to announce the birth of Bradley  Gordon on November 27,8 lbs. 2  oz. at St. Mary's Hospital, Sechelt.  obUuoik/  ���LJL^&Z  Morris, passed away December 1,  1979, Mary Elizabeth Morris late  of Gibsons. Survived by her loving  husband, Jack; one daughter, Mrs.  Beverly Brand; one son, Brad; four  grandchildren; her mother, Dolina  Cammidge; one brother and five  sisters. Memorial service Saturday,  December 8 at 1 p.m. in St.  Bartholomew's Anglican Church,  Gibsons. Reverend D. Brown  officiating. Cremation. Devlin  Funeral Home directors.  onnouncemenU  ���mmmwiiniiiiiiiwww  Trouble waking up?  Alarm clock broken down?  WAKE UP SERVICE  ,,,. _,     24 hour service  i*W <l\^   reasonable rates  in r-r '  Come to  (or your particular  Hair Needs  886-9744  Tues   Sat . 9.30-5 30  Fri. 9:30-7:00  Neveu, passed away November 28,  1979 Bella Marie Neveu in her  72nd year. Survived by 3 daughters: Emma Hupe and her husband  Jerry; Cecile De Jarlis and her  husband Wayne; and Linda Lord,  and her husband Maurice, 3  grandchildren; Marc, Timmy and  Donna. Funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, November 30 at  Si. Mary's Catholic Church,  Gibsons. Reverend Angelo Di  Pompa celebrant. Interment Seaview Cemetery. Devlin Fpneral  Home Director.  Harwood; passed away November  30, 1979, Peter Harwood late of  Sechelt in his 52nd year. Survived  by his loving wife Sybil, I daughter  Geraldine Weighill, Surrey, Eng-  gland, I sister Gillian Wells of  Gibosns. A memorial service will  be held in the Chapel of Devlin  Funeral Home, Gibsons. Date and  time of service are not yet finalized.  Please phone 886-9551 for further  information. In lieu of flowers  donations to the Heart Fund  would be appreciated.  Waugh; passed away suddenly  November 29, 1979, Walter Mur-  dock Waugh late of Sechelt in his  69th year. Survived by 1 son,  Larry, I daughter Annette Kerry, 4  grandaughters, 2 brothers, William and Myers, 4 sisters, Janet,  Annette, Alice and Emma, numerous other relatives and many  friends especially in Sechelt.  Funeral Service was held Monday,  December 3 in the Chapel of  Devlin Funeral Home, Gibsons.  Cremation followed.  ���announcement/  The Gibsons Judo Club is now  looking for members. Anyone  interested in joining the club or  those with children who wish to  learn judo, please contact Bill  Peterson for details at 886-7759,  eves. #50  Having a party  or gel-together?  DIM �� BOTTLE  Also soli drinks,  mix and cigarettes.  i OtOIR 1  Smtn- Purl MHIort, (.lb-win  RnbiTli C'rrrk.  Davit Bay,  Stt'hrli. Iklfmoon Bay.  865-5115  Dr. J. Farrer & Dr. A. Cairns  wish to announce  the opening of their Office for General Practice  in Trail Bay Shopping Centre, Sechelt  on Wednesday, December 12th  Box 17C0, Sechelt  Phone 885-5196  pv 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ^  W\M_________________W_____________%___T  =**=  ***********  109  J,   I  Gibsons Legion Branch #109  A     Presents    J,  1 > "Cheyenne" J'  9 p.m. -1 a.m.  Iteaa  December 7 & 8  Lunches available:  11-6 p.m. Monday - Saturday  Friday, Saturday also 9 p.m  iturday _  - 12:30 a.m.    I  tmai t*tdi  School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast)  November 30,1979  ADVERTISEMENT  SALE OF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT  Desks, Typewriters, Sewing Machines  Student desk/chair combinations are available for  -purchase of $5.00 each���all sizes. They may be  viewed at, picked up at, and paid for at the following  locations:  Madeira Park Elementary School -  during school hours.  Sechelt Elementary School - during  school hours.  Maintenance Shop (North Road &  Hwy. 101)-mornings only  ALSO:  There are several used manual typewriters to be  viewed at Chatelech Junior Secondary School and  several used manual and electric typewriters at  Elphinstone Secondary, together with two Bernlna  sewing machines and an offset plate marker. This  equipment may be viewed at the schools during  school hours on Wednesday, December S, and  persons wishing to purchase any item(s) are to  leave a sealed tender at the school. Successful  bidders will be notified on or before Monday,  December 10.  R. Mills  Secretary-Treasurer  Thank You  Thank you to the Gibsons Volunteer Fire Department for being so  prompt and so quick to put out my  house fire on Pratt Rd. Last week,  and to Paisley Plows for beingsuch  a wonderful neighbour. Linda ft  Teri.   The Christmas lights at Weal Inn  are ready and will be open  Monday, Thursday and Saturday,  December 6th. Groups welcome.  m  ital Meditation  program (TM) u taught by  Maharishi Mailed. Yogi;  Personal and private untrue*  pel/  r  Boarding &  Professional  Grooming  ALL Breeds  FMNW HS-7713, (UkSOIt.  Purebred registered persian kittens, 12 wks. old. De-wormed and  have had shots. Black or tabby,  $75.00. Rare blue and white  persian male kitten, $125.00. 886-  7732. #50  PROFESSIONAL  DOG GROOMING  (or small breeds.  Call Sharon 886-2084  Two Siamese kittens, male and  female. $40 each. Phone 886-7785.  #49  Male 6 months old black Lab  cross. Free to good home. 885-  9469. #49  Free part Siamese, older kittens.  886-9443. #49  help wonted  Caretaker, handy person for  summer camp on Gambier Island.  Phone 681-0730 or write 650  Richards Street, Vancouver, B.C.  V6B 3A3. #59  Port Mellon Credit Union requires  an experienced Teller/Clerk, or  willing Trainee. T.F.N.  The Upholsters need one fully  experienced upholsterer, full time.  Full benefits, wages negotiable and  one part-time fully experienced  seamstress. Refs. required. 883-  9901. #49  Penco Manufacturing has openings for industrial sewing machine  operators and a head cutter.  Experienced only need apply. 886-  8345. #50  opportunitie/  Nurse will provide personal or  intermediate care in her home  from Jan. 11980. Phone Saturday  and Sunday, 886-2479. #51  Needs Fixing up?  Renovation and repairs, interior  and exterior. Call Brent at 886-  2551 for free estimate,      T.F.N.  Truck for hauling, rubbish  removal, etc. Handyman work  also. 2 teenage boys want work.  886-9503. #51  Most trees, like pets, need care  and attention and trees are our  specialty.  * Topping  * Limbing  * Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed service.  Pterins Tree Services Ud.  M5-2109  Wendy's Cleaning Services  Have equipment; will travel. All  kinds of housework. Cleaning for  moving in or out. Excellent work.  Reasonable rates. Phone 886-8264  after 6 p.m. T.F.N.  For Explosive Requirements:  Dynamite, electric or regular  caps, B line E cord and safety  fuse. Contact Gwen Nlmmo,  Cemetery Road, Gibsons. Phone  806-7778. Howe Sound Farmer  Institute. tfn .  Chris Milward  Appliance Servicing  886-2531  #49  V.H.F. Two-way Radio sales and  service. 886-7215 T.F.N.  ��� ������������������������������������las  ��� WINDOW I  I    CLEANING     i  I    Hourly or Contract I  I       Free Estimates I  ��� Call for Appointment I  ��� Wednesday Morning 1  Hours: Fri. ft Sal.  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Appointments anytime  Call 886-7621  Are you tired of searching a  ready-to-wear rack looking for  what you never find? Then  treat yourself to a made-to-  measure outfit, for men or  ladles. Speciality ��� formal  wear. Also alterations, designed and assembled by a  qualified European tailoress  (formerly of Hamburg Tailors  Inc., Germany). By appointment. 886-2415. tfn  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  885-5735  I  J  PENINSULA  ROOFING  & SHEET METAL  All Types ol Rooting  & Re-Roof Ing  Henry Rodriguez  Sechelt     885-9585  MUSIC  LESSONS  YOU ENJOY  886-9030  essie  uWowison  Piano ft Organ  Begin at age 4 and older  1614 Marine Drive, Gibsons  Cleaning done by professional  housewives. Christmas cleaning  done early. You supply the  cleaning material. We do the work.  Daily, weekly or hourly rate.  Phone 886-2457 or 886-7631.  #50  Experienced journeyman paper-  hanger. 886-7561. #50  wonted  Wanted to Buy: Logs or Timber.  Fir, Hemlock, Cedar ��� Porpoise  Bay Logging Ltd. 885-9408 or  885-2032. tfn  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  L��K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ud.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creek  tfn  Older, small car. 886-9503.  #49  Timber wanted: Fir, hemlock,  cedar and poles. Top prices.  Let us give you an estimate.  D&O Log Sorting Ltd. Phone  886-7896 or 886-7700. tfn  2 5 or 10 speed bikes in good  condition and I Siamese kitten.  886-9177. #49  Older small dump truck for Roust-  A-Bout off Highway. Mechanically OK. 886-2887. T.F.N.  Will trade studded radial 13" tires  for 78 - 14's. Phone 885-3970.  #49  uiQAled  for /ole  per/onol  Experienced elemenlary teacher  willing to tutor children with  reading and language problems.  Reasonable rates. Phone 886-8249.  #49  Alcoholics Anonymous 886-8089  T.F.N.  livestock  3 yr. old, big sound quarter horse  mare. Will make excellenl game  horse. Phone 886-7682. Asking  $800. #50  1 new western saddle, 16", $900. 1  used western saddle, 15", $250.  886-9622. #51  lo/l  Brown male cat with white chest  and black paws. Has two dark  birthmarks inside upper mouth.  Lost on/or about October 15 at the  Gibsons Gov't Wharf. Call collect  87*584! #50  found  Dual 1210 turntable, 4 Akai  speakers, Sansui amplifier M301.  Asking $500. 886-7955. #49  Olympia portable typewriter.  Excellent Condition. $85. Phone  886-7592. #51  Variety of hockey equipment. New  tennis table. Mag wheels and tires.  886-8039, Larry. #49  Commercial Osterizer, 3 containers, powerful motor. Like new.  Was $130. sell for $75. Arm chair  and ottoman, Olefin fabric, cream  with brown and gold lines, $75.  Phone 886-2797. #51  Used refrigerator, $75. 886-2682  . eves. #51  Telephone answering systems for  lease, rent, or purchase. See  J&C Electronics. 885-2568     tfo  One  old  white  stove in good  condition. One olive green fridge, 9  yrs. old, in good working condition. $175 for both. 885-5034.  #50  Oil   Space   Healer   in   good  condition, $75.00 o.b.o. 885-3577.  T.F.N.  Young, blue Persian cat in the  vicinity of the Peninsula Hotel.  Call 886-2101. #49  for /ole  General Electric Talisman Royale  Deluxe Frost Free refrigerator.  Harvest gold with black glass front  panels. Adjustable shelves and  four drawers. Exc. cond., one year  old. $700. 886-9701. #50  Bark Mulch. Large and small  orden.S13.50yd. 886-9031.  tfo  909000000000  Need Railing?  Think Wrought Iron  Phone  Coast Industries  886-9159  WOOD  HEATERS  from  $269.95  up  SELKIRK CHIMNEYS  Macleods  SECHELT  HARBOUR SUPPLIESi  CHRISTMAS  CHRISTMAS  CHRISTMAS  1980 Hitachi T.V.'sl  New 20 yr. warranty  Hitachi sound systems|  Hitachi Microwave  ovens  and clock radios.  Highway 101  Pender Harbour  ���    883-2513  Tea Wagons  Dropleaf Tables  Now in for  Christmas  MACLEOD'S  SECHELT  r ��%*����*"�� (SXJarS.  p    Maria  j     Hair    jj  j     Care    h  I    Salon    J  (��� (Below tha Parthenon ��|  | Restaurant am i  t Inlet Ave.) *  p Christmas 5  I        Special       I  I    *2Wb0fl   I  \ Perms I Tints {  I Monday to Friday S  Q 9-4:30 p.m. 3  I        885-9714       J  P T.K.N. ^  n> ��x��*r�� <r%*t*nrr****7>rA  -*----*---��*-4*--a"*--q  You Just can't beat  Macleods Prices on  Fridges,  Stoves  Dishwashers  and all major  appliances  Sea us In Sechelt  Macleods  foi /ole  Christmas  Leaden  Lamps  Sale  Bullwinkle Glassworks  Trail Bay Mall  One owner 1967 Ford Van, small  six. standard, excellent gas m.p.g.  Very good condition, $1,000. 886-  9439. Huge old chest freezer.  Works well, $50, 886-9439.    Ml  Harvest gold all-fridge, no freezer  refrigerator. Excellent condition.  885-2870. Ml  Small Orcana organ. I year old.  $200. Phone 886-7462 anytime.  #49  Air compressor, I H.P. 2cyl. head.  Water cooled. 14" x 24" tank.  Wheels. Air regulator and release  valve. Pressure indicator. A steal,  $400. 886-8264 after 6 p.m.    #51  Large table on wheels, 5' x 10', $40.  3 ton chain comealong, $120.  Bench saw on stand, no motor,  $40. I" Jabsco pump new, $85.  Morse Dual control (boat), new  cost $176, now $120. New 3'  exterior door 6 panels, $25. Plastic  boat sink, $7.50. Small bench  grinder, B.&D., $20. Acme strapping tools, $20. Evenings phone  886-2861. #49  Large spring rocking horse, poker  table, wooden silver box with  draw, oriental music box, table,  old jug and bowl set, old Queen  Anne bed, misc. items. 886-7800.           #51  mobile home;  2 bdrm., 24 x 36, appliances, rugs,  fireplace, outside shed, sundeck,  near water, beautiful location, may  be moved. $23,000. 885-3947. #49  24' 1974 Prowler. 3 way fridge, full  bathroom, sleeps six. $5,800. 885-  5783. #50  Mobile home pads available.  Single and double-wide lots.  Sunshine Coast Trailer Park.  886-9826. Uh  property  McCullough Electric Generator,  1979. Less than 20 hours use. 1500  Watts, 13.5 Amps, $450 o.b.o. 885-  5272 or 885-3885. #49  1 blue plaid Tanjay pant suit, size  14. Phone mornings, 886-7031.  #49  135,000 B.T.U. oil or fire hot water  furnace. New motor. Oil fired hot  water tank, exc. cond. 500 gal. oil  tank, exc. cond. $500 for the lot.  922-8353. #50  Older type treadle sewing machine.  Some china, silver, coronation  souvenirs and other collectables.  886-7800. #50  Stereo  Have  You Seen  Macleods  Sechelt  Wow  What Prices!  Beautiful old oak sideboard with  mirror and carved trim, old oak  drop front desk with china nr  bookcases with glass doors on each  side, very old commode chair. Old  and new china, glass, silver,  pottery, etc. 886-7800. #51  Kitchen Aid dishwasher. White, 2  years old. Portable, exc. cond.,  $300.922-8353. M0  Simmons-Selig chesterfield, used,  $100. New oil space healer wilh  fan. 886-7009. #50  Income Tax preparation service in  the Sechelt area. Excellent profit  for the properly qualified person.  Please send all enquiries to S.  Brennan, Box 745, Sechelt, B.C.  T.F.N.  By owner - Good terms available.  Large view lot for sale. Ready to  build. 886-9232. T.F.N.  Corner lot 63' x 263' on Chaster  Road. Ideal for mobile home.  Water to properly. Good buy at  $11,500. Phone 886-8045 or 886-  7549. #50  1800 sq. ft. on one level, 5 bdrm.,  12 x 26 heated workshop, fireplace,  patio, 100' x 96' lot, separate  carport, ensuite plumbing and  utility room. $29,900on assumable  mortgage at IO'/a%. 886-9489.  T.F.N.  Scarce waterfront. Heart of downtown Gibsons. 100 feet on water.  Excellent potential for commercial  outlet or? E. Insley, 987-9950 or  980-8311. #51  A number to note:  885-5171  WHARF REALTY LTD.  moilne  hovel  For All  Your  Travel  Needs  peninsula  travel  886-9755  Registered  Travel Agent  outomotlwe  1964 Volkswagon Bug. Runs most  of the time. Probably besl suited  for dune-buggy conversion. Phone  886-7725 after 6. ��50  1972 Chrysler Newport Royal,  P.S./P.B. 4 new tires, new paint  job - $900 recent work - $450  Stereo - $2,200. firm. Exc. cond.  All receipts available. 886-8285,  David. 1*50  1978 G.M.C. Van. 25.000 miles.  $5,000 firm. 1970 Charger, 440  magnum. $4,000 firm. 886-7310  weekdays. #50  '77 GMC Van 3/4 ton. 25,000  miles plus many extras. $7,000.  886-2859. #49  1978 17'/.' Frontier Travel Trailer.  3 way fridge, water pump, 60 gal.  water tank, sink, flush toilet,  propane stove with oven, 2  propane tanks, converter sleeps 6,  $5,000. Phone 883-9287.        #50  8' camper, ice box, fridge, furnace,  sink etc. $950. 886-7671.        M0  '76 3/4 ton Chev. only 25,000  miles. As new 4 speed canopy,  $4,995. 885-3736. #51  1976 Trans Am. Good condition,  went through city lesl. Asking  $4,800 o.b.o. Phone 885-5662.  #49.  ' 75 Dodge club cab, insulated  canopy, low mileage. Musl be seen.  $4,500 firm. 886-8181, eves., 886-  7356. #49  Two 153 RR 15 Pirelli snow tires,  studded. 60% remaining, fits VW  bug. $50 for pair. 886-7592.  #51  1974 Dodge maxi van, insulated,  V8, sunroof, side windows, P.S.,  P.B. $2,500 o.b.o. Phone 885-3808.  Ml  Wanted - Trailer for 18 -19 ft. 1.0.  boat. Phone after 6, 886-7634.  #49  IAN  MORROW  t   CO.   LTD.  Marine Surveyors. Condition and  detail surveys for Evaluation.  Surveys for insurance claims.  Phone 886*2433.886*9458.  HIGGS MARINE SURVEYS LTD.  Insurance claims, condition and  valuation surveys. Serving the  Sunshine Coasl and B.C. Coastal  Waters. Phone: 885-9425, 885-  9747,885-3643,886-9546.        tfn  W Sangster I/O, 130 H.P. Volvo  Penta H/T 270 Leg heavy duty  trailer, $4,000. 886-2512.        #51  This week's  TRANSPORTATION  SPECIAL  ������������������������a  1969 BUICK  SKYLARK  Sedan, Excellent  running order  $295.����jakesl  1977 Cougar  2 Dr., Htp., V8, Auto.,  P.S., P.B., Air Cond.,  Full Price $4,895.00  1977 Ford LTO II  2 Dr., Htp., V8, Auto.,  PS., P.B.,  Full Price $4,295.00  1973 Chev. Impila  S.W., PS.. P.B.,  Very Clean  '2,295."  1976 Oldi Royale  2 Dr., Hla��vf|Yuto.,  PfiJ��MTw..  ^ir Cond.  1971 Plymouth Fury II  4 Dr., V8, Auto.,  AM/FM Cassette  Excellent  Shape Throughout  Full Price $1,000.00  ON THE SPOT  FINANCING O.A.C.  M  AUTOMOTIVE  Open 9 til 5 p.m.  Hwy. 101 & Payne Rd.  Qibsons D-5848  Ph. 886-7919 days  Ph. 886-2650 eves.  ���      ..     -      ..    JL^tf. 16.  Coast News, December 4,1979  joj lent  Completely furnished cottages by  the week. Ritz Motel. #49  fa' '���"��   d        b.c.ft yihon b.t.E yohon       Wood StOVeS  STORE FOR RENT  Lower Gibsons  Phone:  886-9941  mamamaaamamaammaamaa  apooootaoooooooooooBMg  rk        na-arasi A DnaDH        fl  I  ROOM & BOARD  Cozy rooms with view  and excellent home-  cooked meals.  i  ���v  I  "!  g      Phone 886-9033.  Boooooooooooooaaaooal  FOR RENT  Back office of building  when renovations are  finished. School Rd. &  Gower Pt. Rd.  581-0995  Formar NOP Bookatora location  2 bdrm. duplex, Roberts Creek,  $250. Available Dec. 3. Washer &  dryer incl. 886-7037. #51  Gibsons view, 2'/j bdrm. house,  newly renovated with Vi basement,  $225 per mon. plus utilities. First  and last month in advance, plus  $100 dmg deposit. Avail, immed.  till June 30, 1980. Phone Brian  876-4763 or eves., 876-1198.   m  3 bedroom with rec. room and  garage, all appliances included.  Beautiful view. Available Dec. 1,  $400 per mon. 886-7037.        #49  Near new 3 bedroom duplex 2  blocks to schools and shopping  Appliances available, $300 per  month. 886-9890. T.F.N.  2 and 3 bedroom apartments for  rent. Available immediately. No  pets. Phone 886-2417 or 886-2743  or Toll Free 922-2017.      T.F.N.  COMMERCIAL PREMISES  FOR RENT,  LOCATED NEXT TO  MEDICAL CLINIC, GIBSONS  PHONE 885-2515  FOR PARTICULARS.  Uovel  trowel  (&?** holiday/  We have Airline Tickets  Immediate ticketing  Around the World  885-3265  1212 Cowrie St  Fully experienced cons  motorcycle/  1978 Suzuki RM80 superb  condition, never been raced. Used  seldom, I summer only, a super  bike in immaculate condition,  $700 o.b.o. Phone 886-8258.  #49  b.c.C yuhon  EQUIPMENT FOR SALE: 1969  Cai 950 Grapple and Bucket, good  tires. ROPS. Serviced and ready to  go. Gibsons's B.C. $47,500. 1975  KOMATSU D65S, 24" Tree Shear,  Bucket, Bush Guarded, low hours,  New U/C, excellent condition.  Prince George, $63,000. 1975  CLARK 667 Skidder, new lires,  Cummins power, reconditioned,  Grande Prairie, $29,500. 1975  KOMATSU D55S with standard  bucket, with fully enclosed cab,  80% U/C. Excellent condilon.  Vancouver $34,500. Phone 324-  2446 or 985-9759. #49  b.c. C yuhon  MRS. JACEA. Psychic reader in  Tarot and Palms. Write problems  snd full date of birth with $10 to:  2633 East Hastings Sir., Vancouver, B.C. V5K IZ5. Phone 255-  3246. #49  BUILDING SUPPLIES: Doors!  B.C.'s Lowest Prices! Pre-hung  interior $19.90; solid exterior prehung $59.00; panelled doors  $39.00; closet bi-folds $13.90.  Canada's largest selection. Write  or phone for further information  lo Walker Door Ltd., 266-7211,  1366 S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver, B.C. V6P 5Z9 or 985-9714,  1589 Garden Avenue, North  Vancouver, V7P 3A5.       T.F.N.  RETAIL LIGHTING STORE for  sale. Located in enclosed Mall  downtown Nanaimo, B.C. Principles only. Please apply; Box 378,  c/o Nanaimo Times, P.O. Box 486,  Nanaimo. B.C. V9R 5L5.       #49  LOCAL NORTH SHORE licensed fish processor would like to  make contact with fishermen with  catch to sell. Looking for permanent arrangements if suitable to  both of us. Randy Hillhouse,  Federated Fishmongers Ltd.,  Phone 987-9913. #49  FOR SALE BY OWNER, thriv-  ing Link franchised hardware  business near Alberta's latest  major oil field. Estimated four year  payout. For informalion, Dale  Hahn, 403-494-3840 days.      #49  CHAINSAW DEALERS, new or  established service and sell 7 model  professional quality line 40 cc. to  120.ee. Buck Haven, Box 313,  Trail, B.C. Phone 367-9202.   #49  CRIMPED WIRE CHIMNEY  BRUSH Save time, money and  prevent fires. Sample prices - 6"  round - $17.80,7" Round - $19,85,  8" round - $21.90, 6" Square -  $25.25, 8" Square - $26.90, 10*  Square - $29.75. All sizes available.  Prices available, send cheque plus  sales tax or add $2.00 for C.O.D. to  Drawer "H", Donahue Industries  Ltd., #5, 618 Tranquilie Road,  Kamloops, B.C. #49  FOUR ACRES with good solid  three bedroom older home only  couple blocks from town limits of  Creston. Good investment at  $67,500. Box 898, Creston, B.C.  VOB 1G0. Phone 428-9853.    #49  MODERN BUILDING 6600 sq.  ft. lot size 14593 sq. ft. zoning C-2  (commercial) modern 3 bedroom >  apartment included. Owner will  finance. Buy direct. Phone Chilliwack 792-8271 (usual courtesy to  agents). 49  580B 1974 Case 8 ft. Extenda Hoe  with John Deere Controls. Rebuilt  Transmission, Brakes, rear-end.  Good condition $15,000 firm.  Phone 845-2046. #49  45' FERRO CEMENT KETCH  professionally cemented Suzzi  Diesel. Excellent condition. Ready  to sail. Asking $39,000. Valued  $60,000. Serious persons only.  Phone 748-2902 between 9 p.m.  and 9 a.m. #49  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY  Earn a second income. Learn  income tax preparation at home.  For free brochure write U & R Tax  School, 1345 Pembina Highway,  Winnipeg, Manitoba. R3C 1K2.  No obligation. #49  PRINTER with offset or Letter  press experience. Well equipped  independant shop. Phone 847-  3220, See-More Printing, Box 460,  Smithers, B.C. #50  LOCAL NORTH SHORE licensed fish processor would like to  make contact with fishermen with  catch to sell. Looking for permanent arrangements if suitable to  both of us. Randy Hillhouse,  Federated Fishmongers Ltd.,  Phone 987-9913 (collect).       #49  EXPERIENCED SALESMAN  REQUIRED by Community  Newspaper; attractive salary, plus  bonus scheme. Beautiful Lakes  District of B.C. Phone 692-7526 or  write: Bill Graham, Box 309,  Burns Lake, B.C. VOJ 1E0.  #49  mst  Classified Ad Policy  All listings 50�� per line per week.  or use the Economical 3 for 2 rale  3 weeks for Ihe price of 2  Minimum  $2.00  per  Insertion.  AU fees payable prior lo Insertion.  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  ��� In the event of an error Ihe  publisher shall be responsible for  one corrected Insertion only.  This offer la made available for private Individuals.  Theee aaaeiflcatJons  remain bee  - Centag Events  -Lost  -Fond  Print your ad In the squares Including Ihe price of Ihe Item and you telephone number. Be awe to leave a blank space after each word.  Ne phone orders Pleaae. Jul mall In Ihe coupon below accompanied by cash, cheque  or money order, lo Canst Newa, CaaaelOede, Boi 460, Gibsons, B.C. VON IVO, or  bring In pemon lo Ihe Coasl News office, Gibsons  DROP OFF POINT : Campbell's Shoes & Leather Goods Store, Sechell  Coast News  CLASSIFICATION:  Classifieds  Boy 460, giimoim- B.C.  VON1VO                                         Eg. For Sale, For Rent, etc.  L  ::: : :x  :     ::::::::: :::  USED FIRE DEPARTMENT  TANKER, about 1,500 gallons;  Pump and P.T.O., Photo, Specifications, Price: Salt Spring Fire  Department, Box 121, Ganges,  B.C. VOS 1E0. #49  CANDY CANE RECIPE. Fun  with the family making old-  fashioned Candy Canes for Christmas. Enclose $ LOO to Candy C6  Schookite, R.R. I, 100 Mile  House, B.C. V0K 2E0. 49  ELECTRICAL ENGINEER 20  years industrial experience, power  and controls also P.C. Will assist  with any project at plant or in  Vancouver. Telephone Vancouver  224-0907 after 4:30 p.m. #49  It's not all rural charm  Editor's Note: Musings of a few weeks ago about my neophyte  struggles with a wood stove prompted two veterans of the art from  Pender Harbour and Middle Point to offer these humorous warnings  for the unwary beginner.  by Robi Peters  So you bought a wood stove  and are ready to cut B.C.  Hydro's payment in half, chop  by chop.  Take heed friends,���be a-  ware of a few of the problems. I  know the adverts are fantastic,  "Get a wood stove and start  living". Well, hold on a mo-  Wood costs  Submitted by Bruce Woodsworth, P. Eng.,  Consulting Geologist (Retired),   Amateur Logger (Active)  So You Want To Burn Wood?  The following is a list of the costs to equip a house with a wood-  burning stove. It was compiled by an anonymous wood burner on  the Sunshine Coast.  EXPENSES  Stove, pipe, fittings, etc $    400.00  Installation  150.00  Chain saw   175.00  Gas and chain saw maintenance 75.00  Four-wheel drive pickup 7,500.00  Four-wheel drive maintenance    750.00  Two cases of beer 20.00  Two rear windows for pickup 200.00  Fine for cutting wood in National Forest  500.00  Fine for littering in National Forest 250.00  Towing bill pulling pickup from creek 50.00  Log splitter  150.00  Doctor bill, removing splinter from eye 50.00  Safety glasses  15.00  Doctor bill, sewing gash in foot 75.00  Safety boots  100.00  Tetanus shot for chipmunk bite 20.00  Install CB radio in pickup   197.00  Side mirrors for pickup   100.00  New livingroom carpet 950.00  Paint wall and ceiling 50.00  Doctor bill, burned hand  , 35.00  Workdays lost - injuries  200.00  Government license to burn 25.00  Divorce settlement (out of court) 29,000.00  Total cost to burn wood (if cutting own wood) $41,037.00  Saving on fuel bill   125.00  Cost of burning wood, first year  $40,912.00  ment, maybe it should say,  "Get a wood stove and start  working". Let's check some of  the selling points.  Cut Fuel Costs:  Yes this is true���you have  two choices���pay the going  price per cord, delivered to  your woodshed (you may have  to build one). On the Sunshine  Coast wood delivered is approximately $60 per cord, with  no guarantee that it's good  burning wood. The best is dry  alder, fir or maple. In Vancouver, the going price is  around $100 per cord.  To heat a 2520 sq. ft. house  with an airtight, you need  approximately 3 cords. This  will depend on the winter and  your insulation.  Your other choice is the one  most of us feel tempted to  take���get our own wood.  A small investment of cash  and muscle, usually both.  Track (4 wheeler if your wood  lot is inaccessable by normal  transportation), $10,000.  Chain saw, 12' Homelite, approximately $289.75. Splitting  axe, $5-$10. Gas, etc., etc. Your  labour plus your wife's if you  can talk her into it. If it's your  wife's first attempt at this trek,  make sure it's not raining; the  truck doesn't get stuck; and the  bears are not having a picnic on  your wood lot. I only say this  from experience.  You feel it's your duty to  conserve energy���Plus you  could use the exercise.  (This one usually hits you if  you are over 40 and have a beer  belly.) One of the first things is  to apply to the Forestry for a  woodlot. Yes, you do need one,  unless you or friends are  clearing private land. In both  Pender and Sechelt, just apply  for a free permit from the  Forestry office. They will give  you the designated areas. The  best time to cut wood is in  March, before the sap is  running; this also gives it time  to dry for six to nine months.  This could mean a lot of  Sundays���usually on those  days when you would like to  play golf or go fishing. Just  keep reminding yourself how  good this is for you, especially  when your back and shoulders  are aching, and why the hell  isn't your wife helping you.  Don't feel so bad Bunky, next  Sunday might be better.  Will burn S to 12 hours on one  load of wood.  Which means if you want to  go to Vancouver for a weekend  or just stay away overnight,  you have to get someone to  babysit your stove. After all  you don't want your plants to  die.  Old fashioned smell of wood-  so cosy.  Yes the smell is good, but the  smoke and ashes do mark up  the walls and the furniture. Bet  you forgot about that. I did. Oh  yes, I also forgot about waking  up to freezing floors and to  make sure I had kindling in the  house for morning. Amazing  how soon you smarten up.  Twice is about all it took me.  I'm a terrible person when I'm  cold. In fact certain people  refuse to acknowledge knowing  me when the temperature gets  below 50 degrees.  Another thing a wood stove  does���it emphasizes your spi  der webs...we all hate to admit  we even have them. The smoke  darkens them and there they  are, showing all your friends  what a terrible housekeeper .  you are. Especially when you '  know you dusted your beams '  the day before.  Oh yes! B.C. Hydro, I'm sure.  glad I didn't give you up all,  together. My memory of hav-1  ing to boil water every day on a'  wood stove to wash diapers 15  yean ago, comes to mind. I .  immediately put it back into '  my subconscious. I clutch my '  electric frypan to my breast  reverently, and look with renewed respect at my clothes  dryer.  All joking aside I enjoy  heating my home with wood-  mostly because I personally  don't have to get the wood. I'd  rather get my exercise swimming in Gibsons pool, or  dancing at the Parthenon. But  for the more adventurous, the  definite advantages are:  Anywhere between $20-  $40 saving per month in  electric bills (two friends say  $40-$50 in an all electric  home).  It provides a make work  project for the whole family.  Cosy, dry heat. Great for ,  cooking popcorn, and keeping coffee hot.  Conversational piece; you  can keep your friends entertained all night talking about '  you great investment.  B.C. Hydro is still in my '  house and I'm glad I have  electricity to fall back on, if my  wood supply disappears. The  good old days can, as far as I'm  concerned, stay there. I, for  one, would miss the convenience of modern heating.  SPCA holds annual  meeting  The annual meeting of the  Sunshine Coast branch of th'e  S.P.C.A. was held on Tuesday,  November 27, at the Elphinstone school  In giving the president's  report Bill Walkey pointed out  that there was an obvious need  for the Branch on the Coast,  but that the support had been  lacking by those not directly  related to the current service of  the spay clinic.  With the assistance of Dr.  Lawrenuk, the new approach  to the clinic is working well.  Any member wishing to take  advantage of this service can do  so by phoning Eva Gibson, at  885-5482, who will outline the  procedure to effect this service.  Concern was noted over the  general lack of co-operation  and understanding over the  question of unwanted and stray  animals. Bill Walkey made the  point that the S.P.C.A. is a  society for prevention of  cruelty, and not a dog and cat  control facility. Although the  Regional Board has been  approached with respect to  funding to maybe aid in the  we have to fund it ourselves.  Such an undertaking relies on a  substantial amount of money,  the like of which we do no' have  at this time.  Most of the public seemed  unaware of this according to  the phone calls received by Bill  Walkey who is constantly  phoned to remove unwanted  animals.  Dr. Lawrenuk suggested c  "clearing house" system for this  problem. The idea would be for  certain numbers to be available  for the people to call when they  were aware of an unwanted  animal. Likewise, anyone  wishing to adopt an animal  would call these numbers. This  way, a co-ordination of the  unwanted animals and the  adoptive homes could be  arranged. The new executive  promised to look into this  matter.  The new executive for 1980  will be: President Beverley  Northway; Vice-President  Donna McCourt; Secretary/  Treasurer Laura McAuley. The  problem of dog and cat control,  spay/neuter clinic will be again  at this time there is no formal  agreement.  It should be understood that  the branch is prevented from  entering into the construction  or maintenance of a shelter or  vehicle until the warrant becomes permanent next year.  run   by  Eva  Gibson.  Bill  VICTORIA: Provincial Energy Critic, Chris D'Arcy,  (N.D.P. - Rossland-Trail), has  announced the Opposition  Caucus will go before the  National Energy Board in  order to determine the rationale behind B.C. Hydro's attempt to export massive a-  moums of firm power to the  United States.  D'Arcy said the New Democrat M.L.A.'s pre taking the  unusual step of appearing  before the federal regulatory  agency because "there is no  provincial agency empowered  to check or even review the  questionable course on which  the government and Hydro are  proceeding. Moreover, the  Premier has refused repeated  requests that the Legislature be  re-called so that the people's  elected representatives can  debate and establish a rational  energy policy for the province".  Tne B.C. Hydro and Power  Authority is seeking an umbrella licence to export to the  United States ten billiion  kilowatt hours of electricity  annually, of which three billion  could be firm exports. Firm  export contracts guarantee  delivery whereas interruptable  exports can be terminated whn  required to serve Canadian  needs.  The proposed annual export  quantities are equal to 30 per  Reporting Committee of the  Legislature, suggests overbuilding a aid cost $1 billion in  extra interest payments during  the five year period, 1987-1992.  "The stakes are very high in  this game," D'Arcy said, "and  Hydro is making a major  committment of B.C.'s precious energy and financial  resources without disclosure of  motive or economic viability.  "We must have a defensible  independent cost-benefit analysis of the government's  energy export' policy. Following this economic review  the environmental and social  impacts of premature overbuilding must be examined as  well as the cost to business and  industry of diverting large  amounts of needed growth  capital into automated facilities producing energy for use  elsewhere."  Concern will also be expressed about the price charge  for export power.  The New Democrats support  interruptable exports of power  - surpluses on a short-term basis  whenever the price meets all  direct and indirect costs of  production and the sales do not  undercut energy supplies  needed by industry and consumers in Western Canada.  Hydro's application gives  very little information about  prices, a fact noted with,  concern by the National Energy Board in a deficiency letter  the Board issued June 21,1979.  The one sample contract supplied by Hydro sells power for  less than half the average price  paid by B.C. residential users in  1978. D'Arcy .stated, "It is  clearly bad business for B.C. '  power consumers to have to '  pay more for their own power  than the price charged to  foreign industry. We cannot .  afford this sort of assinine  international philanthropy."  Copies of the full submission  will be made available at the  time of the opening of the  hearings   in   Vancouver   on ',  December 11, 1979.  Chris D'Arcy,,  M.L.A. (Rossland-Trail),  Opposition Energy Critic  Deserted Bay Report  by Lara Arnett  Well, this week up at Tsoh-  Nye, was an outdoor week. A  group of seven students went  up to Second Lake and camped  Walkey could not stand for   cent of Hydro's domestic sales(\i there over night. They were  presidency owing to his committment to the Bullmastiff  Club of Canada in the coming  year, and asked that support be  given to the new executive in  the  coming year.  Anyone  Even then, the possibility of wishing to help in any little way  such a set-up relies entirely on   is asked to contact the new  the financial situation of each  individual branch. There is no  financial assistance from the  head office, so if we want one,  president at 886-9652. REMEMBER MEMBERSHIP  RENEWALS TO BOX 1686,  SECHELT.  CAMpbell's  FAMILY SHOES and LEATHER GOODS  'IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SECHELT  Your friendly neighbourhood  drop-off point for Coast News  Classified Ads.  DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON -  in the 1978-79 fiscal year.  D'Arcy said he fears the  Socred cabinet's obsession with  firm power means "that we will  have the debt and the environmental losses, and our American friends will have the jobs  and the business opportunities".  D'Arcy told a news conference the only way firm  exports can be maintained is by  deliberate over-construction  aimed at export markets. The  submission will argue that this  is, and has been, government  and Hydro policy for some  time, without a mandate from  the people of British Columbia  or even proper legislative  discussion.  He said Premier Bennett and  his personally appointed Hydro Chairman Robert Bonner,  are both on record supporting  the export of large amounts of  B.C power.  Plowing needed investment  capital into hydro development which requires export  sales for repayment could be  risky, according to the New  Democrat Energy spokesman.  A study prepared for the all  party   Crown   Corporations  unable to cross the lake because  the level had dropped, leaving  the raft high and dry. The next  night they camped back at First  Lake. They left camp on  Tuesday and returned on  Thursday in time for lunch and  a return to the N.E.S. type of  "civilization".  The weather at Tsoh-Nye  was a mixture of sunshine and  rain. Jamie thought it would  snow, but it didn't. It will  probably snow in camp pretty  soon though.  On Wednesday, five people  went rock climbing on the  bluffs between Potato Creek  and Malibu. On their way back  Jamie said there were four or  five porpoises following them  back, but I'm not sure there  were.  This week some people  started paintings and carvings  and some finished their current  projects up. Roger Belanger  has so far completed a whale, a  small canoe, a bear, two eagles,  a mask and a canoe paddlel  Thursday night we had a  First Aid test and only a few  people did not pass. It wasn't  that hard. After the test we  watched slides of us and  students from Centennial High  School when they visited our  camp.  Just before dinner on Thursday, the barge came in and we  got our new truck and supplies '  for Fred's shed.  The girls have started a twice '  a week discussion group with  Vickie, the cook, and Roberta,  the dorm supervisor. It's a ,  good way  to  air out our  problems.  This week everyone was  quite cheerful and happy.  SPCA  The S.P.C.A. issued the  following statement to clarify a  public misconception.  "We would like to inform the  public that the vets, the Village  pound and the S.P.C.A. are  three different entities. We  cannot infringe on the duties of  the other agencies."  Election  The official recount of the  Gibsons' aldermanic election  between Trainor and Strom was  held in the Village offices on  Thursday, November 29.  Judge McKinnon from the  County Court in Vancouver  presided over the recount. The  original count of 349 votes for  Trainor and 346 for Strom wh  upheld.  BC Hydro's power exports Coast News, December 4,1979  17.  Well, this display of old bones and pictures of prehistoric mammoths at Sunnycrest Mall may be alright for adults, but  we kids know a real live elephant when we see one.  Big business no Messiah  by The Office of  Church In Society,  The {United Church of Canada,  85 St. Clair Ave. E���  Toronto, Ont, M4T 1M8  For a while big business  appeared to be God incognito.  Omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and above all, concerned only about the needs-  later rewritten "desires"���of the  faithful. The masses had merely  to respond like commercial  fundamentalists with unwavering, unquestioning and unthinking obedience: with a flow  of unending dollars.  But now the brass has  tarnished. Gone the way of all  imposters. Exposed as finite,  corruptible, transient, human.  The profits and power remain  awesome. The adoration and  prestige is lacking, like a rock  group whose last Top 10 effort  was two years past.  Intentions are in doubt.  According to the American  Yankeloyich surveys, in 1968  70 per cent of the public agreed  that "business tries to strike a  fair balance between profits  and interests of the public". By  1977, only 15 per cent of the  populace shared this view. The  corporate salesmen knock. The  farmer's daughter responds  with suspicious cynicism. Gone  is the wide-eyed expectancy.  Mortgage plan  There is growing concern  over the amount of power that  is now concentrated in the  hands ofa few. The skepticism  compounds when the ethics of  those charged with the care and  feeding of the mammoth corporate beasts appears subject  to reproach. In 1966, 53 per  cent of Americans had a "great  deal of confidence in the people  running major companies". By  1978, the bottom had fallen out  of the confidence market and  only 23 per cent would so  testify.  Not surprisingly recent surveys seem to detect a new  willingness to limit the power  of big business and a readiness  to take a harder line in dealing  with commercial corruption.  From 1966 to 1978, the percentage of people who favoured limiting that most  sacred rite of the free enterprise  cult���the boosting of corporate  profits���rose from 25 per cent  to 55 per cent. Gasps are still  being heard in boardrooms.  When a man will sell his  Chrysler for a Rabbit, anything  might happen. Those who sit in  high places grow wary. They  have sent their rusting corporate image to the bodyshop,  hoping that new pain and some  chrome will inhibit the oxidation. But, alas, it may be too  late. For once the king has been  seen without his drawers, it  becomes increasingly difficult  to exact the old homage and  adoration. The news is out. Big  business is not the Messiah.  Concentrations of power in the  purses of a few is dangerous  and unlikely to guarantee equal  justice. If big business can take  the loss of its demi-god status,  it may well be able to make  responsible gains in recouping  lost confidence. If not, it may  lose more than its pride.  JASPER, Canada's Safety Bear  j^'w^V**  In climbing a dead tree, the fun may be grant,  But beware, the old limbs may not bear your weight.  Crimper dana un arbre mort a beau etre amusant,  SI pour lea vielllea branchei tu te trouves trap peaant.  by Ray Skelly  Tuesday, September 25, 1979  The Conservative government has unveiled its plan to  relieve home-buyers of some of  the cost of their mortgage  payments.  The plan will work through a  system of tax credits and will be  phased in over four years. This  year the credit will bring about  a saving of up to $375 for each  home buyer and by 1982 that  amount will reach $1,500.  Of course, the plan as  announced by Finance  Minister John Crosbie last  week, is not exactly what the  conservatives promised when  they announced this particular  plank in their election platform  last spring. Then again, they  never promised us a boycott by  the Arabs either.  Opposition spokesmen have  criticized the plan as  inequitable, noting that it  ignores some 5 million  Canadian households which  will get nothing at all. These  include renters, those whose  income is too low to pay  income tax and those without  mortgages. Both Liberals and  New Democrats have expressed fears that the plan will  result in increased housing  costs and that the benefits to  the economy of the plan will be  cancelled out by rising interest  rates.  These fears are legitimate,  still, I am not sure they warrant  attempting to bring down the  government. I suspect that  most Canadians, even those  who recognize the inequities of  the Conservative's plan, will  welcome any relief at all from  the rising cost of buying a  home.  I am even prepared to  congratulate the Conservatives  on devising a system which will  not create more bureaucracy.  The plan could be implemented  simply with a little extra  programming of the computers  that process income tax claims.  If the Liberals had devised a  scheme to offset some of the  costs of mortgage payments,  you can bet the way they would  go about it would be to create a  huge new agency, probably put  up another high-rise in Hull to  house it and spend a few  million dollars on maple leaf  decals to hold the whole thing  together.  A liinORb CEDHR HOIHES  921-1010  921-9268  Independently Distributed tty:  M.D.MACKENZIE LIMITED  Display Home  andOffict  6342 Bay St.  Horttf hot Bay  Wast Vancouver  V7W2G9  WOOD HEATINO CENTRE  Everything you need to heat with wood.  We Install Wood Heat  All Styles AlPtlOlltS All Brands  Any Size FlrBSCPBOnS Any Shape  Any Size 81888 FlPB D00P Any Shape  Hre Tools  Cultured Stone Facings  Slate and Marble Hearths  Fireplace conversions  Free Estimates        No Obligation  tUNShlNE!  Richard Sasaratt 886-7411  North Road and Kiwanis Way    886-8023  Student driver education  Elphinstone Parent's Advisory Council is researching  ways and means to continue  Driver Education for students  and maybe adults. North  Vancouver Driving School will  come over for a minimum of  20 students at a cost of $200 per  student with a $50 rebate on  successful course completion.  Mr. Bolton did not rule out  the possibility of Driver Education being incorporated as  part of the school curriculum,  subject to certain requirements  and of course School Board  approval. That would also be  dependent upon how the community feels and whether there  is a demonstrated need. Gordon Hall indicated a vehicle for  driver training can be made  available and Manpower could  supply a trained instructor.  Manpower, however, cannot  deal directly with the School  Board so any sponsoring  organization or association  might be needed.  A  phone survey is being  undertaken  to ascertain the  level of interest among parents  of Grade 10 and 11 students.  Library  Mr. Foxall, Elphinstone  Librarian, reported the request  for the Library to be open in the  ' evening can be met due to the  support of teachers who have  volunteered to help. The  School Library will be open  between 7 and 9 p.m. Monday  and Wednesday evenings beginning next Monday, November 19 on an experimental basis  until Christmas. The general  public is welcome to use the  library for reference but as the  books are for student use it  wouldn't make sense to have  them free for borrowing by the  adult community.  Work Experience Programme  Mr. Turner spoke about the  Work Experience programme  which has. been in effect at  Elphinstone for some years but  which he hopes to expand. He  has already spoken to 39  businesses in the area and  received a positive response  from 38. The students will not  be paid, may not take the place  of a regular employee but will  spend one week in May in a  regular working situation. Coordinated with this practical  experience is classroom orientation in which volunteers from  the community come to school  to talk to the students about  their jobs; and an English  course which teaches students  how to write letters of appli-  Come Cry   by Ann Napier  Dear Ann,  Since the recent death of my  young husband, I can't seem to  get life going again. What can I  do? Will I ever be happy again?  All seems so useless and futile.  Drifting.  Dear Drifting,  You seem to be following the  usual pattern. Who can be  motivated and content whenj  your life has the rug pulled out  from under It? Only time and  continued activity can restore  your love of life. No matter how  sad one gets, gradually the  Interest in daily activities  returns. Bit by bit we pick up the  pieces and go on. The pain  subsides and we become our own  person again. Sharing ones life  day and night and goals etc., we  are half of a partnership. Again  you will learn to make all the  decisions and other people will  come into focus so in time you  return to the stream. Lots of  luck.  cation, assemble resumes etc.  As far as possible the students  interests will be matched to the  job.  To help students appreciate  their strengths, Mr. Turner is  researching a series of aptitude  tests suitable for students at the  high school level���tests which  are being used in other School  Districts in B.C. and with  which the counsellors are  satisfied.  The next Parents Advisory  Council meeting will bc held  December 5,7:30 p.m. in Room  114. All parents welcome.  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Finished baaement  with fridge, stove, bathroom makes  this an Ideal revenue investment or  family home. Brand new carpets  throughout, fireplace, fridge and stove  upstairs. Cablevision on both floors,  drapes Included. Expensive cedar  finish throughout. Owner must sell  quickly. Make an offer. $81,900.  SEACOT WAY: Creekside Park Estates. Three bedroom home under  construction. Carport has closed  storage area. Sunken livingroom with  fireplace, vaulted ceilings. Bathroom  has separate make-up vanity. Twin  seal windows. 887,800.  HILLCREST RD: It's Bigger Than It  Looks. 1152 sq, ft. three bedroom        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  home. Large well landscaped yard,  Cloae to schools and shopping.  ���Zt,0."��� ZTh ,     !,1M��.  CHA.��� RD: Now he,.', living In  JOHNSON   RO: Langdale.   Need   6   ,^|,| 1500 ,qulr, ���,* ,������ ���,������������,  bedroom, or a complete In-law mite? n0m. with many many extraa. Three  Thlt diatom build home features 3 bedroom,   upttalre.   Huge   matter  fireplaces, large rec room In basement tmi,IMm hii )u|| ,n,uit, including  along with games room. 2�� baths. b|dtl s**d|nB g|1|, m^n opm ���,,���  Basement suite could rent lor $300 per ,*,, KMtm,n ,xpowr, tundeck. Extra  month. New attumable mortgage. Try *lrg, Wlchin ������ -.*.������-.���.. dlthwather.  your offer. 1103,000. Downtlalrt haa ��� flnlthed rec room  CIMtTIRV RD: 2Vt Acre Hobby Farm and llnlthtd two piece bathroom plut  with view of Georgia Strait leu than lota of room left to your imagination  one mile to schools and shopping with and   handy  work.   Fully  enclosed  lota ol country charm. Nearly 1200 sq. garage. Lot la 160 x 100 with home  ft. log home with shake roof. Three situated to allow sub-division ol the lot  bedrooms, l'/i bathrooms. Floor to Aitume existing 10% mortgage and  ceillngcutrockflreplacelnllvlngroom, live happily ever'after 171,100.  Built-in dishwasher, oven and range In ���  large kitchen. An Ideal family home.  On the terraced hillside are 4 corrala,  large pasture area, riding ring plus 30x  60 solid 2 x 4 barn with self-watering tie  stalls. 410' x 10' box stalls and 10' x 10'  tack room. Many extraa.       641,900.  SOUTH FLETCHER: Three bedroom  famlly home. Large kitchen,  livingroom with fireplace. On view lot  in Qibsons Village. 634,600.  SANDY HOOK: Coracle Drive.  WATERFRONT. Do you want a summer cottage on approximately 75 ft. of  sandy beach waterfront? An unbelievable view? Do you went a private  place to go on winter weekends just to  sit around the fire and relax? How  about running water, electric service  but completely hidden In the trees  privacy? This little cottage haa all this  and more. Phone to view any time.  664,100.  LOTS  WHITAKER RD: Custom built ocean  view home In Ihe most beautiful area ol  the Sunshine Coast. One block to  sandy beach, Davis Bay dock, store,  church, day care centre and school  Three bedrooms upstairs with ensuite  off master. Expensive cedar finish In  dining room and livingroom. Fireplace,  completely linished basement with  livingroom, bedroom, kitchen end 4  piece bathroom. Single car garage,  cement drive and front nicely landscaped 884,800.  TRICKLEBROOK  OR: Large new  home on view lot, Quality built three  bedroom home In quiet residential  area. This home has large livingroom,  fireplace, double carport, full basement. The perfect famlly home.  882,800.  CHADWICK RD: Langdale. Viewl  Viewl And More Viewl Keats Island,  The Gap and Georgia Strait. Three  bedrooms, full basement home now  under construction. Large sundeck,  fireplace, designed to compliment the  90 x 130 view lot. Covered by the  Government New Home Warranty  Plan. 888,800.  1872 HEADLANDS RD: Completely  remodelled little home with a nice view  of Gibsons Harbour. This two bedroom  home Is on a sloping lot at the base of  the Bluff with a lane at the rear. Terma   u*u*t����  an-  Q.k.,..  ^.-.l  b.,owb.nkr.,.Mnb..rr.ng.d. KSKSLKr mtSmt SS Ir.  1        '   quiet area only a block to super beach,  Very   nice   two   bedroom   home.  1312 DOGWOOD: Beautilul three   Fireplace and on large lot. Prices are  bedroom home in quiet area close to   going up, this Is an excellent buy.  schools, post office, shops, marina, 841,000  1887 SARGENT ROAD: Absolute  privacy In your own large beautifully  landscaped back yard with fruit trees.  Spectacular view of the ocean from the  Iront. All this right In the heart of  Gibaons. Close to schools, shopping,  etc. Immaculate three bedroom well  built home with 'A basement, fireplace  and sundeck. May be purchased with  adjoining lot. - 888,000.  10���ARD'   J��NMCRAE ^iSSST ARNEPETTERSEN  M^77W 885-3670 88821W 686-9783  SEAMOUNT INDUSTRIAL LOTS  HWV. 101: Prime location In the heart  of Gibaons. One hour from Vancouver.  Zero lot lines allowed. Contact L.S. for  Information on Government grants for  developmenl and expansion. Includes  sewer and 3 phase power  PRATT ROAD: Approximately 110 x  200 this nicely Ireed H Acre has many  choice building situs with some view of  Georgia Strait. Zoned for 2 single  family dwellings Take a look at Ihis  dream tol wilh a realistic price  118,800.  LANQDALE RIOOC: Lot 6. Davidson  Road. Bargain pnoe on this lot  amongst attractive new homes on  quiet cuf-de-sirc 88,8M.  SANDY HOOK RD: Sechelt Inlet  Estates Excellent building lot with  water, hydro and telephone to lot. A  speclacular view ol Porpoise Bay and  only 4tt miles from Sechelt  88,800.  TRAIL ISLANDS: Large waterfront lot  with small cove for moorage Beautiful  view on three sides. Excellent fishing  spot on your doorstep. Call and let us  show you this waterfront retreat  $17,800.  UPLANDS RD: Tuwanek. Ideal recreation lot In beautifully wooded and  park like setting Zoned for trailers.  This lot overlooks Sechelt Inlet and the  Lamb Inlands. 88,900.  McCULLOUQH RD: Wilson Creek.  Close to one Acre of treed property  with sub-division possibilities,  822,800.  GARY PUCKETT  886-9508  MARINE DR: WATERFRONT in the  heart of the Village of Gibsons.  Excellent potential with innumerable  possible uses. This is the only vacant  piece of land In Ihe area.      844,900.  SANDY HOOK RD: Three Ideal building lots in beautifully wooded and park  like setting. These view lots overlook  Porpoise Bay and Sechelt Inlet. Water,  hydro and paved roads in good quality  sub-division. Vendor may carry Agreement for Sale. $1,900 each.  SCHOOLRD: Threevlewlots73x 110.  On sewer, Three blocks from schools  and shopping centre. Cleared for  building. 818.000 each.  SMITH RD: Cleared view lot close lo  ferry terminal and ocean view. Triangular shaped lot with good building  site. Price reduced 818,000.  COCHRANE RD: Good building lol65  x 130. Close to shopping and the  ocean Sewer easement of 10' on S E  side of the lot 812,800.  SANDY HOOK: Level corner lot with  south-west exposure Size 69 x 130  with paved road on both sides Power  and water al site Short distance to  beach and boat ramp 810,800.  STEWARD RD: 2 8 privato Acres In  quiet area with nice evergreens  Gibsons Creek runs Ihrough back of  property Close lo Viilagoammonii.es  $29,800.  GAMBIER ISLAND: 82 WATERFRONT Acres on Gambior Island 270'  ol waterfront a 1230 Approximately 2  Acres cleared plus 6 Acres tail timber  Secluded bay with 2 year old wharf,  ramp and float approximately 40 < IS  Water, power and tolephono in  Approximately 800 square feet cabin  yet to be finished 200 degree west-  south-west view 275' supply tram to  cabin. Ideal recreational and  investment $128,000.  SCHOOL RD: 1 56 Acres adjacent to  the elemenlary school. Could be subdivided to lots. On sewer and all  services 859,000.  BONNIEBROOK SUB-DIVISION:  Extra large view lots in quiet cul-de-  sac. All services, easy cartop boat  launching. Only one block from the  beach and Chaster Park. Priced from  $10,900.  POPLAR LANE: 70 x 130 panhandle  lot on sewer Excellent neighbourhood  only one block to schools and  shopping. Flat easy to build on lot with  private driveway 813,800.  STEVE SAWYER   J*��V1?^R DAVE ROBERTS  885-2691       '     885-3300 886-8040  ! Coast News, December 4,1979  Alternate energy  OTTAWA  Comox-Powell River MP  Ray Skelly said today the  announcement that Westcoast  Transmission is prepared to  build a $260 million natural gas  pipeline linking Williams Lake,  Powell River and Vancouver  Island is a great encourage  ment to those who favour this  route.  "Such a project could mean  much needed investment and  more jobs for the area both in  construction and spin-off industries," Skelly said.      t*>��  % smart Santas  jet'  -So*  *��  *&  *>��  eooneveie  Wharf Road, Sechelt DL01485B  The unique  Sunshine Coast Historical Calendar  ' REDUCED IN PRICE  The usual prize of $5.00 will be awarded to the correct  entry drawn from the barrel which locates the above.  Send you entries to the Coast News, Box 460, Gibsons.  Last week's winner was Gerald Heigh of R.R. 2, Pine  Road, Gibsons, who correctly located the pictured  wagon as being in the fenced-off area beside the 'saw  shop' across from the Cedars on Shaw Road In  Gibsons.  Save Howe Sound  The "Save Howe Sound Committee" organized a public rally at  Lions Hay on Wednesday, November 21; ISO people attended.  The meeting was called to increase membership and lay the  groundwork for becoming a chartered society.  The broad intent of the Committee will be to 'form an umbrella  society for the protection of Howe Sound'. The main items on the  agenda at the present rime are the investigation of the possible  Brittania Beach pipeline and port; open strip mining on Gambier  Island and the tentative dredging of the estuary at Squamish for a  deep sea port.  Attorney General Allan Williams, whose riding takes in Howe  Sound, was present. He informed the group that under the previous  Minister of Environment, Rafe Mair, a study of Howe Sound was  initiated between Energy and Mines and the Environment and Land  Use Commission. The study is underway and should be completed by  I I'hruary I of this year.  Those who wish more information of the "Save Howe Sound  Committee" can contact Mrs. Doreen Wakely, Sunset Beach 32,  West Vancouver, V7W 2T7, or phone 921-9121.  Hydro moves on  Come in for a demonstration  �����  A home computer system lor financial  management, personal education and  famlly education.  em�� nmrnt mn  ttlMMMM  no PIUIIMM TM Film  UP ION MMM TO PW       / GKen  Mi mamAem   **aWnmCfUlt       [   onion  9O4-SZ40        ��� VsTencoy  ���m page 13 for othar Dunham Rd.,  Port Mellon  Just   0.95 at these neighbourhood stores.  The Coast News Office (behind the Co-op)  The Bookstore in Sechelt, (formerly Windflower)  B & J Store in Halfmoon Bay  Madeira Park Pharmacy  Fawkes Books, Sunnycrest Mall  N.D.P. Bookstore, Lower Village, Gibsons  Douglas Variety Goods, Sunnycrest Mall  Seaview Market, Roberts Creek  _ Miss Bee, Sechelt  Duthies Books, (downtown on Robson St. adjacent to the Library)  Jay-Cee Store, Horseshoe Bay  for your Christmas giving.  Last chance for mailing overseas.  Small packages (by air)  Regular Air Mail  December 7  December 13  .Organ Onion Adj.  B.C. Hydro seems to be  moving inexorably along the  path to the completion of their  controversial power line from  Cheekye to Dunsmuir on  Vancouver Island.  Regional Director Joe Harrison of Area A told the  Regional Board last Thursday  nighl that he had learned that  Hydro had applied to the  Lands Management Branch in  Burnaby for permission to  acquire an 80-acre site north of  Pender Harbour High School  for the sub-station for the 500  kv power line.  Harrison said that Hydro's  reasoning  in  the application  was that they had permission to  bring the line that far and  wanted to construct the substation without delay.  Meanwhile the Regional  Board is still waiting for replies  to the letters they sent out  inviting all involved parties to a  Committee of Inquiry which  would seek to establish once  and for all the justification for  the line and the location. The  only reply received so far was  from the office of Hydro  Chairman Robert Bonner and  said only that Bonner was away  from his office and would  inform the Regional District  later of his intentions.  Police news  It was a quiet week for the  Gibsons police. There were  several minor motor vehicle  accidents, partly due to the  road conditions. Tickets are  still being handed out for  driving with one headlight. The  Batmobile was in the area and  roadside checks will be continuing through Ihe holiday  period.  Thc Gibsons auxiliary have a  community project underway.  Thev will be assisting local  businessmen in checking thc  security measures presently in  effect at Ihe local stores. They  will be discussing with thc store  owners ways to curb shop-  lilting and improve thc general  security of the premises.  In Sechelt. purses appear to  be under attack. On thc 23rd, a  woman picked up two hitchhikers in Selma Park. After she  lei them offal thc Sechelt Mall,  she noticed that her wallet had  been taken from her purse. A  male juvenile has been charged  with the theft. On the 29th, a  purse was stolen from the  Village Restaurant; a female  suspect was apprehended and  police arc proceeding with  charges. Also on thc 29th, a  wallet containing $20 and  identification was stolen from a  purse at the Pender Harbour  High School.  A 16-foot aluminum boat  was reporled missing and  possibly stolen from Sargents  Bay. It is a Prince Craft, bare,  aluminum with black rubber  matting on the rear seat.  come  COLOUR  while Mom shops at  HUBS


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