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 [J**��^e Library,      ��ai  Parliament Buildings,        '  \ Victoria, British Coliimbia  ���~s*9'< :  The Sunshine  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15* per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  March 27,1979  Volume 33, Number 13  At Gibsons Council  'v< ^ Mini-meeting on the marina  ~'"_ .mm.m.mm.mm*mA    ...it-It    *U��     faia.llt..     ��f I _ ii _ I_i  Conservation Officer Jamie Stephens displays the  unfortunate young bald eagle which caused a power  outage in West Sechelt last week when it was elec-  Countryside  Concerts here  trocuted on contact with the powerline. The eagle  still had a skeleton of a fish in its claws.  By Allan J.Crane  :-  From time to time since I  arrived on the Sunshine Coast  in 1967, musical concerts have  been organized for residents  of this area. There have been  several fine concerts, but the  one which stands out most  sharply in my memory .is one  arranged by former Music  Co-ordinator for School District #46 (Sechelt), Klyne  Headley, who brought the  Brno Children's Choir of  Czechoslovakia to the Sunshine Coast in 1968. Over 500  people crammed the gymnasium of the old Elphinstone  Secondary school for this  event.  We are indeed fortunate  this year in that we can  look forward to a series of no  less than four professional  music concerts this spring  sponsored by the Sunshine  Coast Arts Council. These  concerts have been arranged  by Arts Council Director  Susan Elek who is herself a  professional pianist and piano  teacher. In fact, the first concert in this Sunday afternoon  series to be held in the lunch  room at Elphinstone Secondary School at 2:00 p.m. on  April 8, features Susan Elek  in recital with Anthony  Elliot, principal cellist of  the Vancouver Symphony  Orchestra. Music of Bach,  Beethoven and Brahms will  be played.  The second concert will feature concert pianist Judy Pel-  leg, a Master of Music graduate from the University of  Indiana. This will take place  at the same time and place  on Sunday, May 20.  A contrast will be provided  by Vancouver's renowned  Broken Consort which will  perform early music for lute,  recorders and viola da gamba  on June 3, and the Powell  River Boys' Choir which will  sing for us on June 17. This is  the choir which delighted  many ferry passengers on  February 17 when they gave  an impromptu concert while  on their way to Vancouver to  take part in the Variety  Telethon arranged to raise  money for the building of a  hospital for crippled children.  The choir's repertoire covers  a wide span musically from  the Golden Age of choral  polyphony   represented   by  such 16th century composers  as Lassus and Palestrina to  contemporary music written  especially for children by  Kodaly, and modern arrangements of popular folk music.  Susan Elek is certainly to  be commended for her work in  arranging this splendid series  of musical events, and the  Sunshine Coast Arts Council  deserves our thanks for sponsoring the series. You can buy  a ticket at the door for all  four concerts which will cost  you only $7.50. The price for  individual concerts will be  $2.50. Further details will  appear in this newspaper.  Bicycle  racers  coming  The Gibsons Chamber of  Commerce, under the sponsorship of Molson's Brewery,  has taken the initiative in  bringing a Bike Race to the  Sunshine Coast which will  attract professional cyclists  from all over North America  and possibly overseas this  year. The events are scheduled for the weekend of  June 2���3.  Co-ordinator of the Bike  Race for the Gibsons Chamber, Pamela Ryan, told the  Coast News that the weekend  will see a series of events.  The first scheduled is a Celebrity Race involving local  celebrities in two laps of the  sprint course which will start  at the Sunnycrest Mall then  along Highway 101 to Park, up  Park to Reed Road, along  Reed Road to North Road,  then back to the Mall.  The professional competitors, who are allowed only  $200 maximum per event  according to Olympic rules,  will take part in a Miss 'N  Out sprint race starting from  the Mall and following the  same route at 6:30 p.m. on  Saturday, June 2. This race  calls for the last two men  past the finish line to drop out  of the race on each lap.  After a Children's Race at  9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June  3, the main event will get  underway. This calls for three  laps of a course which starts  Pleaae tarn to page seven  By George Cooper  Frank Braithwaite's questions to Council developed into a  mini-public hearing on the pros and cons of the marina project  which is still under study. About twenty people accompanied  Braithwaite, including several commercial boat owners who are  seeking improvements to the dock that we have at present,  When Braithwaite said it was his opinion the marina project  is a white elephant, a spectator said, "What are you afraid of,  the cost or losing your waterfront view?"  "I'm objecting to the likely pollution of the Bay again when it  is nicely cleared up now the sewer is in, and I'm objecting to  what it is going to cost the t?'.��ayers," replied Braithwaite,  "and I am also wondering why you are spending public money  promoting the marina."  "We are not promoting the marina with public funds,'' stated  Alderman Goddard, "but we are spending some money to find  out if the marina will pay for itself. Depending on what comes to  light in the study, we will decide whether we go to referendum  or not."  Other information elicited by the group's questioning, most  of it recently reported in this paper, is that federal agencies  will bear about half the cost of a marina by building a rock  breakwater and dredging needed channels, but that this has to  be put in the federal budget after the Village makes formal  application. The other half of the costs has to be carried locally.  And this is what the feasibility study is all about ��� to find out if  the operation of the marina can pay for this local cost of building  it.  It is hoped that there are provincial funds available to reduce  the local cost estimated at $800,000.  The questioning by the group elicited other tid-bits of information. The present dock can, for example, be pretty well reserved for commercial use when a recreational craft marina is  available. The Marina Committee supports the commercial  boat owners in their requests to the federal government for a  storm-proof breakwater. Private enterprise has not shown itself willing or able in the past to undertake the construction of a  marina. However negative the questioning appeared to be, replies from Council were clear and matter-of-fact, and gave a  good indication that the matter will be fully analyzed before the  taxpayers go to the polls.  A letter from J.P.Taylor,  Deputy Inspector of Municipalities, said the sewer for  the Bluff at $515,000 is too  costly and will not be approved. Complaints about the  'fencing-��f��ie~reBi"'of Sei-  View commercial property,  Crucil Road and Highway 101,  not being up to standard,  come from Jon McRae of  Creekside Park Estates and  from Gibsons Realty on behalf  of a residential property  owner. Both request the  Village to demand the same  standards from ��H devetopersr-  Schools       Superintendent  John Denley writes that he is  Stuart Rammage, Executive Director of the provincial S.P.C.A., presents Bill Walkey with the provisional warrant for the local S.P.C.A. chapter.  SPCA gets start  2nd April Fool's run  Gibsons - Sechelt  A capacity crowd of over  forty people crammed into a  classroom at Sechelt Elementary School on Thursday night  for the rejuvenation of the  local S.P.C.A.  Stuart Rammage, the Executive Director from Vancouver, was the guest of honour.  He presented the Provisional  Warrant to the President of  the local branch, Bill Walkey,  making the branch official.  Mr. Rammage outlined the  uses and aims of the organization. In the first year, he  felt, it would be unadvisablc  to begin large projects like  shelters and spay clinics. This  would over-extend the club's  resources. It would be better  to use the probational year to  gauge the needs of the community and put them into being once the club was on a firm  footing. The uses of the club  were manifest when he explained that in Vancouver, before the low cost spay clinic,  80,000 unwanted animals  were put down.  The S.P.C.A. is not, he  cautioned, a radical group, lt  is, rather, concerned citizens  helping out animals in distress. As an example of this,  he explained how it was  handling the difficulties run  into trying to save an animal  from cruelty. First, it must be  proved that the act of cruelty  was willful; and second,  because conviction for this  type of offence results in the  offender having a criminal  record, it makes the authorities think twice before passing judgement. To combat  this*, the S.P.C.A. is looking  for a statute whereby people  can be prosecuted without  being labelled criminals. A  draft on this will be presented  to the Attorney General  shortly.  Assistant inspectors have  been appointed for most of  the areas on the coast. The  boundaries correspond with  the fire protection areas.  The inspectors are: Wendy  Beaudoin, 883-9279, Pender  Harbour; Casey Brennan, 885-  3903 and Robert Brodgesell,  885-9460, Halfmoon Bay;  Beverley Northway, 886-  9652, Roberts Creek; Laura  McAuley, 886-7105, Gibsons;  and Len Wray, 886-2664,  Langdale and Port Mellon  area.  Len is also the inspector for  the entire area. A volunteer is  still required in Sechelt.  The Second Annual Gib-  sons-to-Sechelt Run on April  Fool's Day bids fair to outdo  last year's successful inaugural event. Word coming in to  the Coast News office is that  the event is attracting attention not only locally but from  interested participants on the  Lower Mainland as well.  Definite participants include last year's winner and  holder of the Coast News  Cup, Adrian Belshaw. Adrian  is reported to have been training diligently in the hope of  retaining the cup he won with  an exceptional running performance last year.  Local R.C.M.P. officers in  both Gibsons and Sechelt have  indicated an interest in taking  part in the run with some  hopes of winning the cup and  considerable confidence about  their ability to complete the  course.  A dark horse this year  among local entrants may be  At Madeira Park  Hydro meeting  Saturday  What b moat certainly the laat opportunity for the residents  of the Sunshine Cout to make their views known on the route  of the proposed Cheekeye-Dunsmuir powerline across the Sechelt Peninsula will take place at the Community Hall In Madeira Park on Saturday, March 31.  A variety of individual experts on the different aspects of the  powerline construction and future maintenance will be In attendance at the Invitation of local representatives aa wel aa a battery of spokesmen for B.C. Hydra. Also present at the meeting  will be representatives of the provincial government's Environmental Land Use Commission.  The meeting, which la to be televised by the C.B.C, will get  underway at IOiOO a.m. with an Informal Inspection of charts  and a presentation by B.C. Hydro. The public meeting proper  will start at liOO p.m.  impressed with the quality of  the questions posed at the  Third Annual Joint Meeting of  School Board and Municipal  Representatives. A request  from the School Board office  for No Parking on a portion  of the road adjacent to the  Gibsons Elementary School  was referred to the Public  Works Chairman to resolve  with the school principal and  the R.C.M.P. Gibsons will  donate $100 towards Elphinstone's costs to host a regional  basketball tournament held  some weeks ago.  Fire Chief Carl Horner  writes that hydrants and water  supplies are lacking in certain  areas of the Village. Clerk  Copland stated that three  hydrants were purchased  last year but had not yet been  installed. Fire Chief Horner's  letter pointed out there had  been very little action on Fire  Department recommendations  and no feed-back from the  Village whether the recommendations were seriously  considered or merely filed.  As well as suggestions of  previous years, the Fire  Department calls for hydrants  at Park and 101, North Road  and Kiwanis Way, North Road  and 101. and the south end  of Glen Road.  The Golden Anniversary  coins are muving into circulation in the community. Of the  $1,090 worth now sold, 272  were bought at the official  opening day stall, 675 by  merchants, and Wj at the Village hall. The coins have been  proclaimed legal tender in  the Village until December  31 this year  Council stops  Stott short  Adrian Stott was stopped  short when he requested  Council at their March 20  meeting to put its 1979 zoning  review project up for bids by  professional consulting firms.  A partner in Explan Planning  Consultants, and a former Regional District Planner, Stott  said, "Since your present  Planner works on a consultative base, we would ask  you to let us bid on your  planning projects."  "But it is a professional  service," said Mayor Blain,  "and I can't see our asking  professional people to bid for  jobs. And if we did why should  we select you?"  "We feel we can give you  the best work for the best  price," said Stott, "and  since your present planning  is done on contract, we want  to bid for that contract."  Alderman Goddard replied  "We look on our Planner as  staff since he is on retainer  for two days service a week."  "But you have budgeted  an increase in planning which  indicates more or extra projects this year."  "On a point of information," said Clerk Copland,  "our budget amount for planning is decreased from last  year. 1979's planning budget  is a total of $7,000 and there  are no planning extras."  Alderman Goddard said,  "I remind you, Mr. Stott,  that you showed ill-prejudice  towards the Village when you  were     District      Planner."  "That is the way it may  have seemed to you," said  Stott, "but this is another  matter and I do wish to make  the point that if there is a  special project in the Village, then tenders should be  called foi ii."  Calvin Lee of the Wilson  Creek Group Home. Lee has  been running frequently between his home in Gibsons  and his Wilson Creek place of  work and may in fact be the favourite to finish first among  local entrants.  Sadly, the reports emanating from the two publicity  stars of last year's run, Fran  Berger and George Matthews,  are somewhat less than glowingly positive. You may recall that it was Berger and  Matthews whose newspaper  war about the relative merits  of decadence and fitness did  as much as anything to put the  inaugural run in the public  eye.  Columnist Matthews despite the heroism of his finishing run last year has not been  totally won over to the way of  fitness and clean living. His  avowed fondness for a glass of  beer and a cigarette, for wine  and a steak as opposed to  healthful vegetable juices and  yogurt, has not diminished.  In fact when confronted by  thc Coast News, Matthews'  comment for the record was,  "Please, Mrs. Berger, 1  don't want logo."  Thc fitness lady herself  has not been off to a good  start insofar as training is  concerned. A long period of  non-training was justified  by thc fact that she couldn't  find her runners but the  general public and George,  perhaps, will be heartened to  know that she has recently  acquired a new pair of 'blue  tennis shoes' and is determined to start this year,  though she openly acknowledges that she is not confident of finishing.  At the time of going to  Please turn to page seven  Sechelt May Queen Lisa Blackwell Is pictured here  with her cat Blueberry. Lisa was elected last week.  Sechelt May  Queen chosen  Lisa Blackwell, eleven  years old, a grade six student  at Sechelt Elementary School,  will be this year's Sechelt  May Queen. Eileen McKib-  bin is the First Princess and  Lavonne Innes, Second  Princess.  Gift Bearer this year is  Jason Hindson. Flower Girls  are Valerie Baird, Mary  Burtnick, Yoeunda Knite, and  Lee Macintosh. The Banner  Boys are John Rogers and  Eric Sweet.  The May Queen and her  retinue will participate in the  Sechelt Timber Days as is  the custom.  Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday Coast News, March 27,1979.  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday  by Glassford Press Ltd. Phone 886-2622  Box 460, G ibsons, VON 1V0 or 886-7817  John Burnside ���  Editor  Ian Corrance ���  Photographer/Reporter  M.M.Joe ���  Office Manager  Dennis Fitzgerald ���  Advertising Manager  Nirmal Sidhu ���  Salesman  Cynthia Christensen ���  Copysetting  (���Qh-A  1  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast        r    "^  British Columbia: $15.00 per year; $10.00 for six months  Canada, except B.C.: $16.00 per year  United States and Foreign: $20.00 per year  Amazing Grace  Wc received a letter last week from the  Hon. Grace McCarthy, now in charge of  the Ministry of Human Resources in  Victoria. One presumes it was a widely  distributed letter. It begins "As one of  British Columbia's independent businesses" and goes on to congratulate us  for reaching our place in the province's  economic history and for contributing to  the economy, the employment opportunities and standard of living for our fellow  citizens. Very nice. Thank you, Grace.  Of course, it doesn't end there. As we  read on we discover that we are being  invited to solve the government's welfare problem by hiring one or two of the  folks now on the province's welfare rolls.  What we would like to know, fellow businessmen of British Columbia, is does this  suggestion by the provincial Minister of  Human Resources strike you as absurd as  it strikes us?  Are we wrong in believing that the  number of bankruptcies amongst small  businesses in British Columbia is still  running at a record high? Are there really  small businessmen out there who can  afford to hire a couple extra employees  just to help out the good old government?  Shouldn't someone tell Amazing Grace  that there is not a labour shortage in  this province or this country? Not a week  goes by without a couple of job applications arriving in this office. Some of the  people are trained, experienced and keen  and we'd love to hire them but a payroll  has its own harsh logic and if you don't  heed it then pretty soon you're not in a  position to hire anybody. Doesn't Grace  McCarthy know this?  Small businesses in Canada provide  about sixty percent of Canadian jobs  but seldom enjoy the enormous tax  breaks given to large and foreign-owned  corporations 'to provide jobs'. From  where we sit it seems that small businesses are already taxed to the limit. The  government boasts of surpluses of  hundreds of millions of dollars and yet  Grace wants us to take care of the welfare recipients.  Is this a cabinet minister of the government that understands the businessman  making this suggestion?  The hallmark of this government has  been its eagerness to pass more and more  of the tax burdens to local government  while it accumulates its surpluses but  surely in this suggestion it has overreached all boundaries of common  sense.  Here come the cyclists  We'd like to go on record right now as  applauding the initiative of the Gibsons  Chamber of Commerce in bringing international calibre racing cyclists to the  Sunshine Coast this year. The first  race, to be known as the Gibsons Grand  Prix, is to take place in early June of this  year. Great stuff!  That gives Gibsons a cycling Grand  Prix in June, a Dogfish Derby in July,  and the good old Sea Cavalcade in August. Now, if we can supplement these  splendid outdoor activities with some  first class theatre we'll have a summer  season well worth anyone's attention.  Be that as it may, the Gibsons Chamber of Commerce is showing commendable energy and imagination. What can  we say except "Keep up the good work."  ...from the files of Coast News  5 YEARS AGO  The nurses at St.Mary's Hospital  respond to an Inquiry from Sechelt  Council about social facilities in the  area. They list the area's requirements as being an indoor swimming  pool with sauna preferably; theatre,  both movies and live shows; public  washrooms and bathing facilities ���  and more males.  Norm Peterson is presented with a  Life Membership in the Kinsmen  Club. It is only the second such presentation made locally.  Gibsons Winter Club can now go  ahead with its plans for a curling rink  since five acres of Crown land next to  Ihe Twilight Theatre have been  leased to the Village Council.  10 YEARS AGO  St.Hilda's Church in Sechelt is  packed to honour Canon Green's  80th birthday. Those present heard  an account of Canon Green's great  work through 56 years in the ministry,  particularly during the First World  War.  IWA membership in the Howe  Sound���Sechelt area have requested  the support of the B.C.Federation of  Labour to have charges of police  brutality against Sechelt natives  investigated.  15 YEARSAGO  Eleven-years-old Allan Lamont is  featured in the Columbia Pictures  Children of the World T.V. series.  Allan was featured handling a log  salvage boat off Roberts Creek.  Mrs. G.V.Bragg of Ruby Lake  reports thai swallows were seen there  on March 22 which is regarded as  being quite early. Last year they did  not show up till May 1.  Captain Sam Dawe, in making a  report to Sechelt Council, proposed a  recreational director for Port Mellon���Egmont area to be located in  Sechelt.  20YEARSAGO  Gibsons Village Clerk, Robert  Burns, writes to the Department of  Education in Victoria, outlining how  present school financing is a hardship on municipalities.  Highways Minister Phil Gagliardi  says that, because we have a ferry  operating between Horseshoe Bay  and Langdale, we will have to wait a  considerable time for the road to  Squamish to be completed.  25 YEARS AGO  Telephones on the Sunshine Coast,  presently operated by the Department of Transport, will be taken over  by B.C.Telephone on April 1.  A colourful and varied career  came to an end last week when Joseph Aubrey Fitchett, 74, of Gibsons, died in Shaughnessy Hospital.  30 YEARS AGO  A B.C.Airline Seabee which  crashed in turbulent waters off  Roberts Creek last Sunday evening  was located Tuesday near Trail  Island. The plane had been the object of a wide search since It plummeted into the sea with flaming  engine. The two-man crew of the  plane was rescued by the M.V.Gulf  Mariner four hours after the accident.  The Coast News, in conjunction  with the Powell River News, arranges  to send managing editor Reg Jones to  Saskatchewan for three weeks to  personally evaluate Canada's first  socialist government.  Local MLA Herbert Gargrave  urges, in the Provincial Legislature,  completion of the road to Port Mellon.  Herb Steinbrunner, teamster, and Alf Wyngaert, on Marine Drive, towed to the area later to become Langdale. Photo Is one of many  Gibson's Landing, 1920. Boomsticks cut on the Wyngaert homesite, which will appear in Frank J.Wyngaert's forthcoming book on the  end of Cemetery Road, for the Stoltz Shlnglebolt Company, were history of Gibsons. Photo by Harry Winn  dumped into salt water at Chekwelp Indian Reservation, and then  BC Hydro out  of control?  The Sea Cavalcade Beard  Growing Contest is an ideal  opportunity for all those who  are tired of the morning scraping to liberate themselves  from razors, at least for a  season. The last time I was in  a town which sponsored a  Beard Growing Contest as a  part of local festivities was in  the mid-sixties. The town was  Whitehorse and the occasion  was the annual Sourdough  Rendezvous.  'My, what a variety of,  shapes and colours beards'  come in when you see them  en masse. Meek and tidy bank  clerks are transformed by  violent and assertive red  beards, often incongruously  with head hair that bears no  resemblance in colour and texture to the chin covering.  Postmasters suddenly are  flourishing in goatees and  handlebar moustaches, and  the whole male population  takes on a more assertive and  masculine appearance.  It will be obvious from the  above that I have a bias in  favour of beards; at least I  did have until mine went  predominantly white.  I first grew a beard on my  way to Dawson City in 1963.  I was motivated by a feeling  that life in the romantic north  would be incomplete without  a beard and by a very real  curiosity about what kind of  facial hair I had been dutifully scraping out of existence  every day throughout five  years in the Canadian National  Railways and another three  teaching school in the province of Quebec.  I am pleased to report that  the beard when it came was  not a disappointment to me.  It grows well down my neck  and while it looks villainous  in the interim stages it  achieves a full spade effect  when allowed to reach a fairly  imposing maturity. Of course,  I was never satisfied to leave  it alone. For my amusement,  I shaved the space between  cheekbones and thc cars and  achieved the Van Dyck or  George Bernard Shaw effect.  I trimmed further and  achieved a goatee, lacking  only a beret to look like a  French onion farmer, I took  it off altogether and immediately began to grow it  again. The principal of the  Dawson Elementary���High  School was convinced I had a  series of beards which I  attached with spirit gum.  When I was the census  officer in the northern Yukon I  had a full set of whiskers and  the usual erratic mop of defiant hair. A friend described  me as looking like a pair of  glasses peeping out of a bird's  nest. I can remember I was  having considerable trouble  meeting a Mr. and Mrs. Sailor  for the purpose of recording  them on the census. They had  two well-separated mining  claims and I tried to locate  them several times and failed.  There came a day when I was  trying for absolutely the last  time and was driving my old  G.M.C. truck up the narrow  road towards where they  might be. Mrs. Sailor in her  equally large station wagon  was coming down. Exultantly,  I blocked the road and leapt  out, waving her down. The  effect on the poor lady of having the road blocked and a  gaunt and hirsute figure  capering and waving at her in  the midst of nowhere was  extreme and a look at her  stricken face sent me racing  back to the truck for the little  government attache case I  had been issued for the census which I waved at her  apologetically by way of explanation.  Nor was Mrs. Sailor's the  only negative reaction that  a beard ever brought me.  When my mother visited me  on the Sunshine Coast and  found me fully bearded her  words of greeting after a  separation of seven years  were simple and to the  point. "You look like a hairy  gorilla," she said.  Nor was the Sunshine Coast  an easy place to be a bearded  teacher in 1969-70.1, arriving  from the north, coincided with  a wave of bearded folks with  eccentric ways arriving from  the south and consequently in  the adjustment period of  hostility and distrust I was  regarded as "one of them  hippies" that had somehow  succeeded in infiltrating thc  school system and all manner  of tendencies from the racy  to the downright evil were  attributed to me, primarily  based on the evidence of chin  whiskers.  My favourite set was grown  for a part in a play. In 1971 1  played the part of General  St. I'e in Jean Anouilh's  The Waltz of the Toreadors  and shaved the chin area for a  mutton chop effect which  suited the Edwardian character of the man. That stayed  with me for over a year. A  close second, in my favourite  sets of whiskers, was the truly  mammoth set I grew for the  part of John the Baptist in  Salome by Oscar Wilde,  in 1975.1 was still a teacher at  the time and the magnificent  beard, a year-and-a-half in  the growing, again brought  my very sanity into question.  What right had a teacher to  look like that? It was a wearisome business explaining it  was for a part in a play and I  eventually gave up explaining.  But now, by golly, beard  growing in Gibsons has a1  social sanction and I'm going1  to throw away my razor for the  occasion, white hairs or no.  With this solid background of  beard growing experience I  would offer a word of advice  to those who undertake the  exercise for the first time.  The first two weeks are often  just dreadfully uncomfortable.  Beard growing in its initial  stages is often accompanied  by a constant and uncomfortable itch. After a couple of  weeks you will begin to look  less disreputable and the discomfort will disappear.  Good luck to all with hairy  chins and I'll see you on the  competition platform in  August. May the best bristles  By Pender Harbour & District  Ratepayers Association Publicity Committee  In Ontario, runaway expansion by the public hydro corporation has brought the provincial economy to the brink  of ruin and according to a  recent report on C.B.C. National News, a similar problem  exists in B.C.  Could the Cheekeye-Dunsmuir powerline turn out to be  a half-billion-dollar white  elephant, like the dams and  nuclear generators rusting  away abandoned and half-  finished ��� but still to be paid  for ��� in Ontario? Is B.C.  Hydro out of control?  We may never know the  answers to these questions  until it is too late because, like  the tyrant who sat in judgement of his own excesses,  Hydro sits as its own judge  and jury in all matters pertaining to its operation and  Mending wall  Something there is that doesn 't love a wall,  That sends the frozen-ground-swell under It,  And spills the upper boulders In the sun;  And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.  The work of hunters Is another thing:  I have come after them and made repair  Where they have left not one stone on a stone,  But they would have the rabbit out ot hiding,  To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean,  No one has seen them made or heard them made,  But at spring mending-time we find them there.  I let my neighbour know beyond the hill;  And on a day we meet to walk the line  And set the wall between us as we go.  To each the boulders that have fallen to each.  And some are loaves and some so nearly balls  We have to use a spell lo make them balance:  ' 'Stay where you are until our backs are turned!''  We wear our fingers rough with handling them.  Oh, just another kind ot outdoor game,  One on a side. It comes to little more:  There where It Is we do not need the wall:  He is all pine and I am apple orchard.  My apple trees will never get across  And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.  He only says, 'Qood fences make good neighbours.'  Spring Is the mischief in me, and I wonder  If I could put a notion in his head:  Why do they make good neighbours? Isn 7 it  Where there are cows? But here there are no cows.  Before I built a wall I 'd ask to know  What I was walling In or walling out,  And to whom I was like to give ol fence.  Something there is that doesn 'I love a wall,  That wants It down.' I could say 'Elves' to him,  But It's not elves exactly, a'nd I 'd rather  He said It for himself. I see him there  Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top  In each hand,like an old-stone savage armed.  He moves in darkness as it seems to me,  Not of woods only and the shade of trees.  He will not go behind his father's saying,  And he likes having thought of It so well  He says again, 'Qood fences make good neighbours.'  By Robert Frost  growth.  It is true that B.C. Hydro  reports to government committees such as the Crown  Corporations Review Committee or the Environmental  Land Use Committee, but as  public interest groups involved in the powerline protest have found out, such reporting is totally one-sided.  Like a Russian election where  all the candidates belong to  the same party, all the experts  testifying in such reporting  work for B.C. Hydro. Under  hard questioning these experts invariably take cover by  placing their hands over thiir  hearts and saying indignantly,  "I beg your pardon sir, but  are you questioning my professional integrity?" Pushed  further they may roll up their  charts and stomp away home.  Local groups involved in  the powerline question have  continually been frustrated by  Hydro's refusal to question its  own technical information  on the one hand, and the  changeability of this information on the other hand.  When the powerline project was first revealed, the  Regional Board was told it  would cross the Sechelt  Peninsula to undeveloped  bush inland of Woods Bay,  where it would go underground and pass under the  highway to the water completely unseen by the travelling public. This comforting proposal quieted public  concern for over a year ���  when without notice Hydro  suddenly withdrew the  Wood Bay plan and replaced  it with the objectionable  Cape Cockburn-via-Sakinaw  Lake route.  At this point Hydro also  stated the public would be  allowed only thirty days for  comment, such was the urgency of planning. That was  two years ago.  During this stage Hydro's  key argument for coming  across the Sechelt Peninsula  was Lasqueti Island. They had  to come here to get to Lasqueti. And they had to get to  Lasqueti to get within sixteen  kilometers of Vancouver Island. This was essential because the undersea sections of  cable could not be obtained  in lengths over sixteen kilometers. When Lasqueti Island resident Guy Immega,  an electrical engineer, questioned this information, suggesting the cables could be  spliced, Hydro responded by  questioning Immega's professional qualifications and  insisting on the necessity of  crossing Lasqueti for numerous other reasons.  Then without notice Hydro  announced Lasqueti had been  Please turn to page seven  Slings & Arrows  available this week.  not Coast News, March 27,1979  Letters to the Editor SS."*  Matthews under attack on teaching  advisory  Editor:  I would address these  comments to columnist  George Matthews:  RE: Your Column In the  Cout News 3.17.79  What a marvelous tribute  to the teaching profession.  Truly we are blessed with this  group of selfless, dedicated  mortals, so different from  everyone else. I would like to  point out several things that  might cast a different light  upon the deployment of their  time during work hours,  however I will concern myself only with that point which  I feel is most important.  "A teacher is a convenient  scapegoat for the parent of the  kid who is either not too  bright or just plain lazy."  I wonder if you are implying  that these rotten parents  should take their pesky,  troublesome brats out of  school? It would appear you  view these children as unnecessary and interruptive  nuisances to the more important ethereal pursuits of the  teacher.  What would you suggest  we do with these children?  Should the parents perhaps  leave their jobs and without  the benefit of a taxpayer  subsidized course in education, teach these children  themselves? Do we employ  teachers to teach only the  bright and the willing? Are  we assisting the teachers to  upgrade themselves for their  own aggrandizement, and to  that end only?  The teacher's opinion of  the capabilities of any child  IS open to question. You have  no doubt heard the story of  Einstein. His teachers gave  him up and said he would  never amount to anything.  I believe teachers designate  these handy niches as places  to put their mistakes without  further trouble to their consciences.  It seems to have escaped  entirely from the public conscience, and the teacher's  too, that it does not take  twelve  years  to  achieve  a  basic education, not even for  the less bright and/or lazy.  There was a greater plan in  mind for arranging that our  youth remain in school for  twelve years. It should not  however be overlooked that  it is expected that children  will have attained at least that  basic education in that time.  Teachers are intended to be  and are paid to be much  more than educators; they  fool themselves and we fool  ourselves if we lose sight of  that fact.  People, like children,  learn by 'doing'. I suggest  they would be learning a  great deal more and to the  point if they directed their  efforts at the harder-to-teach  children in order, to gain  special skills in dealing with  these children. Anyone at all  can teach the bright and the  willing ��� they will and they  have learned, despite their  teachers.  Annette E.Jack  On jnnk food and mental health  Editor:  The Perfect Irony)  In the past couple of months  I have seen these two-headed  monsters appear from nowhere and take over the whole  of our business sector. They  are flagrantly autographed by  the Canadian Mental Health  Association.  I can't believe this association is completely ignorant of  the tie between over-sugared,  refined foods and the increasing membership of our mental  institutes. Research on this  issue is extensive and has  been for half a century and  more. The conclusions are the  same. Refined sugars and  flours present In 90% of our  average North American diet  are the base of our disease-  ridden, apathetic society.  Glutamic acid and other  B vitamins are destroyed by  the presence of sugar in the  stomach. B-complex vitamins  have been used for years in  alleviating mental illnesses.  Tne connection is obviously  obvious I  Our business sector has  been bamboozled into supporting this hypocrisy. What  we are doing when we drop  our nickels and dimes into  these sugared monsters is  paying the Canadian Mental  Health Association to LET US  develop the disease.  Surely these machines  were not scattered about in  support of "Year of the  Child". God knows our child  ren are plagued enough with  our "dead foods" diet.  Here are the contents of  the monster-machine: peanuts, sugar, flour, glucose  (another sugar), artificial  colour (chemical), vanillin,  an artificial flavour (chemical), BHT (chemical) to maintain freshness, crystal gum,  confectioners glaze (refined  sugar). The only edible item  was the peanut, and it went  rancid long ago I Devastating,  isn'titll  For self-researchers:  How to Get Rid of the Poisons  in Your Body ��� Gary and  Steven Null; Sugar Blues  ��� William Dufty; An Yon  Confused ��� Dr. Paano  Airola.  Concerned Consumer,  P.Burgart  Theatre thoughts  Editor:  May I add something to Mr.  K.H.Schroer's letter published in the Coast News of  March 20,' 1979, regarding  the Eileen Glassford Memorial  Theatre.  While Mr. Schroer cannot  envision a playhouse theatre  behind a curling rink, I happen to have grown up in a  city which had just that ��� a  playhouse theatre relegated to  a weed-strewn field behind  the curling rink, In my mind's  eye I see it still: never actually  completed, often boarded up,  Editor:  A Parents Advisory Committee has been formed at  Elphinstone Secondary  School. It will be holding its  first meeting on Wednesday,  March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Room  107. There will be a selection  of a chairperson, and some  specific work will be done  on helping develop a statement listing the objectives  the school should have in  educating its students.  If any parents who missed  the original planning meeting  would like to attend they are  more than welcome.  B.J.Boulton,  Principal,  Elphinstone Secondary School  Council  questioned  Editor:  Further to a letter in your  last issue regarding the Village buying property. Aside  from the property between the  Fire Hall and the deli, the  Village also has purchased lots  in the Bay area assuming the  Marina would go in or around ,  that area. These lots are Village owned and for what purpose, I'm not sure. We personally signed off a lien  against one of the properties  so the Village could acquire it.  Is our Village allowed to buy  properties at random and if so,  don't we, the taxpayers,  have any say in what they  purchase and for what reason?  Helene Wallinder  Gibsons, B.C.  and certainly there was no  path beaten to its doors on the  outskirts of town.  It seemed a fitting monument to the mentality of the  City Council, which then, as  now, could scarcely hide its  lack of interest and support  for any cultural furtherance  in that city.  C.Christensen,  Gibsons, B.C.  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Oven Fresh  hot cross%*   CQ  bUnS Dozen I   ��� \) Sj  cracked wheat  bread 24z      851  U.S.A.  variety lettuce^  green onions Bu, h  California  cello radishes  California  avocadoes  Weston   Sesame.  hamburger   72*  Shot dog buns  3r, Endive, Romaine & Leaf  2/39*  2/39*  3/79*  Canada #1 U.S.A.  celery hearts  Prices Effective: Coast News, March 27,1979  In 1923. the Shipping Federation, headed by the awesomely powerful C.P.R.,  undertook to smash the ILA.  Their attitude at the contract-  negotiations that spring was  autocratic and unyielding,  well-designed to force the  Union into an impasse where a  strike was inevitable. In the  thirteen years since its formation, thc ILA had gotten the  base rate up to 90 cents an  hour from 35 and ameliorated  somewhat, the brutal working-  conditions Now they were  asking for another 5 cents  an hour on lumber, admission  to thc Union of the Company  checkers and other concessions. Jimmy Greer recollects Ihat the port was booming ��� grain, general cargo,  many Japanese logs ships and  a steady stream of lumber  boats to and from Hastings  and thc other mills. The Shipping Firms were visibly coining money but their increasing  affluence only served to make  Ihem more tight-fisted. The  ILA had become an annoying thorn in the fat side of the  Federation with its constant  talk of shorter hours, better  safety-regulations, property  seniority-clauses and other  radical notions. Who knew  where it would all end if this  sort of thing were allowed to  continue unchecked. The  thorn must be removed.  In the face of the Federation's adamant attitude,  talks soon reached an utter  deadlock. The Union was left  with no alternative but to call  a strike-vote. 1,300 of the  1,400-man membership voted  to walk off the job on October  8, unless their hardly-unreasonable demands were met.  They had little idea that they  were playing right into the  hands of the Companies. The  Federation had strikebreakers ready and waiting to work  the shjps along with office-  workers and shed-men. The  scab labour-force was housed  in the Empress of Japan and  by all accounts, lived high on  the hog, enjoying bridal-  suites and other luxurious  accommodation. There were  reported to be 350 armed men  guarding  the  docks   and  a  fast launch, filled with hired-  guns, patrolled the harbour,  daring interference. It was  union-busting with a vengeance.  The ILA was totally taken  aback by this miltant display  of scornful power. They had  anticipated strikebreakers ���  it was the common ploy of  management in almost all  labour disputes �����but they  had not expected such an extreme display of disregard for  their bargaining-rights. The  Federation flaunted its  strength blatantly. Their jobs  had been usurped by outsiders ��� greenhorns for the  most-part and doubly-vulnerable to the dangers involved ��� but the moguls were  concerned only with moving  cargoes at whatever cost.  Their army of thugs brandished their rifles and taunted  the nonplussed strikers. Despite the menace of the Company mercenaries, there were  a few abortive attempts to  dislodge the interlopers. A  raid was led on the Great  Northern Docks by a hot-tempered Irishman called Ter-  rence O'Malley. There was  some fighting between the  ILA men and the strikebreakers but nothing was accomplished beyond a few broken  heads and the arrest of several  strikers by the police, who  were in effect, only more  pawns in the pocket of the  business-interests and made  no secret of their anti-labour  bias. Sam Engler, then a raw  newcomer to the docks and  very much an innocent bystander, was clubbed and  jailed on suspicion of being a  troublemaker. He was subsequently released but the  incident had effectively stigmatized him in the eyes of the  owners and for several years  after, he was only able to  find work with the Indian  gangs on the North Shore.  The scabbing continued  unabated. On October 16,  the Union formally charged  the C.P.R. with importing  armed goons. The Federation  retorted coldly that they would  "make no peace" with the  ILA. They refused to meet  with the Union leaders and  set up their own hiring*  hall.  By November 2, the ill-  fated strike had been in  progress for almost a month  and it had become obvious  that the Federation had no  intention of giving an inch.  On that date, the Federal  Department of Labour which  had been contacted regarding  thc tense situation, announced  that it was ready to mediate.  The ILA leaders, driven to the  wall and seeing the writing on  it, declared its membership's  reluctant decision to return to  work if the FDL could negotiate a truce with the shipping barons. But despite  what amounted to an admission of defeat on the part of  the Union in the face of  patently-impossible odds,  the Federation remained  cruelly implaccable. They  had beaten the ILA to its  knees but they would not be  satisfied until the final coup-  de-grace had been administered. No mediation was held.  On November 17, the  Trades and Labour Council on  behalf of the now-desperate  dockers, sounded-out the Federation and was informed  that the strikebreakers  (euphemistically referred to  as "the men now working on  the docks") were about to  form their own union, the  Vancouver and District Waterfront Worker's Association.  On November 19, the Federation made public the crushing  terms it had dictated: the  ILA would no longer be recognized as a legal bargaining  entity and the scab crews  would remain on the job as  the main labour-force with the  strikers to be hired as needed  through the company hiring-  hall, wages and conditions  unchanged. It was an open  invitation to crawl and the  strikers had back-pedalled  enough already. They unanimously rejected the degrading proposal. But it was a  vain gesture. The one-sided  Lamb's Navy Rum.  When you mix it,  you don't lose it.  Lamb's full distinctive  flavour comes smoothly  through your mixer.  In fact. Lamb's unique  quality has made it known  round the world for more  , than 100 years.  stalemate continued. The  Dominion Fair-Wage Officer,  a man called Harrison suggested, on November 29,  that a Government hiring-hall  be established and on December 4, this scheme was presented to both parties. On  December 5, a general strike  in support of the Longshoremen appears to have been  considered by the Labour  Council but the idea was,  perhaps wisely, abandoned.  It was a powderkeg situation  in a very reactionary climate  and such a move would have  undoubtedly led to bloodshed.  The gun-toting thugs were  still much in evidence and  there were undoubtedly  plenty more where they came  from. They could only watch  in angry frustration as their  belcagured brothers went  down for the count. Finally,  on December 10, the striking dockers were forced to  accept the Federation's  humiliating terms, reduced to  casual-labour status, ground  undcrheel by the Companies.  The ILA was gone as though it  had never existed. A new  Dark Age had come to the  docks.  To be continued  mg  Film Society  By Allan J.Crane  Tonight, commencing at  9:00 p.m. at the Twilight  Theatre, you can see Francois Truffaut's delightful  film, Small Change, a celebration of children which is  timely for 1979. This is the  year that has been designated, "The International  Year of the Child", although  the film, Truffaut's most  recent, was made three years  ago.  The Film Society's final presentation of the season will be  another French film, Providence, a film by Alain Res-  nais whose previous films  include Hiroshima Mon  Amour and L'Annee Demlere  a Marienbad. The latter film  Spring Art Show  During Spring Break,  March 30 and 31, Friday and  Saturday of School Vacation,  a diverse and lively show of  paintings in acrylic and water-  colour will appear in Sunnycrest Mall ��� west entrance.  The artists are Senja Bou-  tilier, Kerttu Viitanen and  Joan T. Warn.  This is the first time that  some Gibsons residents and  Point. She is best known for  free watercolours and for large  acrylic paintings, mainly of  local birds...gulls, ducks,  terns, crows and barnyard  fowl. She is a former art  teacher in the area.  Senja Boutilier has shown,  with enthusiastic public comment, at The Estuary and at  Whitaker House. Her work  this time features boat per-  holiday makers will have seen  sonalities in Gibsons Harbour  the work of these three en  masse, for the artists have  gathered together a good  number of various themes:  birds, boats, and local sub-  with  an obvious  inclination  toward   unusual   patterning  and design, and quiet, subdued colour.  Kerttu Viitanen had chosen  jects comprise the topic of the  nature in growth and change:  show.  Joan Thompson Warn  exhibits regularly at Studio  Gallery in West Vancouver,  Rembrandt Gallery in North  Vancouver, Laidler's on South'  Granville as well as in her own  studio, The Estuary at Gower  roots, plants, trees and rocks,  as well as some local harbour  themes and works out these  paintings with vigour.  The three artists will be on  hand during this exhibition.  Joan Warn will particularly  welcome seeing former students.  'Cfl.fr*  The Importance of Being  Ernest by Oscar Wilde is a  witty, entertaining play and  we have taken on the task of  presenting it to the communities   of   the   Sunshine  Coast. If you have ever  thought about acting, here is  your chance. There are some  excellent roles for both men  and women. We will be holding open casting Wednesday,  was shown by the Film Society several years ago.  Providence, however, is an  English language film, Res-  nais' first, and it stars John  Gielgud, Dirk Bogarde, David Warner, and Ellen Bur-  styn. Many members are looking forward to seeing this  remarkable film, and I am  very much looking forward to  seeing it for a second time.  I saw it in May last year at  the annual general meeting of  the Canadian Federation of  Film Societies held on campus  at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. I've  never seen John Gielgud give  a bad performance although I  saw him in an abominable  play in Liverpool called The  Last Joke. His performance in  Providence must rank among  his greatest, and it is a veritable tour-de-force. More details of this film will appear in  next week's film column.  1 regret that the Film Society's activities must cease  with the screening of Providence. One member remarked that my columns  "often bleated about small  audiences". It costs money  however, to rent films and  facilities, and when there are  insufficient people to generate  the necessary funds, the  operation cannot continue.  It is only thanks to a grant  from the Sunshine Coast Arts  Council and the acceptance  of a figure lower than the  minimal one agreed upon by  the management of the Twilight Theatre that the Kwahtahmoss Film Society has been  able to complete the schedule  to April 10 when Providence  will be shown. There are almost 250 members, but the  average attendance amounts  to less than one-fifth of that  figure.  Nearly all of the films  screened have been received  with delight and gratitude  by most' of the people who  have attended them. It is  gratifying to have pleased so  many people, and I would like  to thank the people who  patronized the Film Society's offerings, particularly those few (too few)  who supported our programmes by frequent attendance. These people have  made the work involved  worth while.  March 28 at 8:00 p.m. in  Roberts Creek, at the home of  Mary Livingston. For information and directions please  call 885-9248.  ...............  j-  | APRIL FOOL'S DAY RUNlj  8 \ |\ I APRIL 1st fe  8 \ I \ 9  5 \ \        f Gibsons to...Sechelt? 8  I m\wai l  a  fl  a  SUNDAY    10:00am.  ELPHINSTONE SCHOOL  KUiii^iuiin s  ��.    islroloifY  .t*******.?**.****.?****.* * f *  �� ���, !  By Rae Ellingham  Week Commencing: Mar.26.  General Notes: Spring has arrived with a New Moon in  Aries. Once again we have a  favourable period for starting projects requiring courage, daring and a touch of  selfishness.  Venus, planet of love,  moves into Pisces, the sign of  sympathy and devotion. Love  affairs starting later this week  should last forever.  Babies arriving mid-week  will be fiery, courageous and  noisy. Many will possess  leadership qualities. Those  born at the weekend may be  attracted to nursing and service to others.  ARIES (March 21-Aprll 19)  New Moon in your sign  indicates need for sharper  personal image, it's time to  throw out old ideas and bad  habits. Reveal a fresh outlook  with more independent thinking. How you appear to others  is key to success. Looks like a  secret affair or activity has to  become more discreet. Busy-  bodies are gossiping again I  Those born around March 27  face a year of change and  challenge.  TAURUS (April 20-May 20)  Accent is on peace and  quiet, finding solutions alone,  listening to inner voice, working on insight, intuition and  brainwaves. Clearing out your  thoughts helps put long-range  plans in perspective. Large  group gatherings promise  action, new faces and lively  conversations. Those born  around May 11 should listen  to the viewpoints of loved  ones.  GEMINI (May 21-June 21)  Focus is on revising future  goals, hopes and wishes.  New priorities surface.  Friend's power influences upcoming decisions. Summer  plans may have to be changed  already. Other events and  activities are still linked to  promotion, position or public  standing. Remember that superiors are now more approachable and susceptible to  charm and flattery. Those  born June 12 must still face  reality.  CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Spotlight is on getting  ahead, assessing abilities,  making fresh starts, proving  you can do it and polishing up  self-image, Brain power needs  to be harnessed. Consider  continuing education, job-upgrading courses or quiet study  alone. People or places far  away will attract. Longdistance message brings good  news. Those born July 22  must grab last opportunity.  LEO (July 23-Ang.22)  Accent is on revised life  philosophy, meaning that  what you say and putting beliefs into action. Others will  respect your newly-found wisdom, curiosity and thirst for  knowledge. Involvement with  people or events miles away  needs original approach. Companions are feeling generous  so try to borrow cash or equipment. Loved one's gamble  pays off. Those born July  23 hit lucky streak next  month.  VIRGO (Aug.23-Sept.22)  Emphasis is on re-organizing the financial affairs of  someone close to you. Persuade loved one to gather resources and re-channel into  more productive ventures.  Revise method of sharing ex  penses. At last relations with  other people become happier. It's time to end squabbles and patch up differences.  Married life or commitment  is utter bliss for three weeks.  Make the best of it. September 1 birthdays have still  much to learn.  LIBRA (Sept.23-Oct.23)  How you relate to everyday  partners or associates needs  analysis, assessment and  revision. Others have been  finding you dull, lifeless,  apathetic. It's essential to try  to add vitality to marriages  and serious involvements.  Happer work-scene conditions  may enable you to climb out of  rut and regain popularity.  October 12 birthdays experience continued sweeping  changes.  SCORPIO (Oct.24-Nov.22)  Health and employment  matters point to brave decisions and fresh starts. Fortunate persons holding a job  should prepare for new procedures and rearrangements.  Discontented workers may  quit and try for more rewarding positions. It's the right  time to start new health programme, lose weight, eat  sensibly or change your  doctor. Meanwhile, happier  social activities lie ahead.  November 13 birthdays are  still feeling rebellious.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov.23  -Dec.21)  Looks like it's time for a  change of social scene. Make  the effort to discover new  places of pleasure, amusement and entertainment. Old  friends' jokes are wearing  thin. Seek out strangers and  their stimulating conversations. Prepare for pleasanter  domestic atmosphere. You'll  be in the mood to beautify  living space. Start immediately new approach to child's discipline problem. December  13 birthdays should act and  quit hoping.  CAPRICORN (Dec.22-Jan.19)  Accent is on major changes  in domestic routines. Bring  family or household members  together to discuss fairer  share of duties. Have faith  and reorganize. Short distance  communications bring happiness very soon. Good times  will be linked to local visits  and short journeys, Phone  calls and the mail put you in  better moods. December 30  birthdays should try traditional approach.  AQUARIUS (Jan.20-Feb.18)  It's time for a fresh mental  outlook. Stale ideas and dull  routines are holding you back.  Adopt positive attitude towards neighbours and local  disputes. One short journey holds special importance  this week. Spending spree  lies ahead. Urge is to buy  tasteful, quality items of  clothes and furnishings.  February 9 birthdays impress  no one with independent airs.  PISCES (Feb.19-Mar.20)  Venus moves into your sign  for three weeks. Once again  it's your turn to improve appearance with new clothes  and foot wear. Shock everyone  and do something decent with  your hairl Others will be  attracted to your charming  personality and never-ending  sympathy. Flaunt popularity  and grab what you can. Prepare for changed financial  conditions. Those born around  March 13 should forge ahead  with plans.  MMWMMMW  SPRING PAINTING SHOW  SENJA BOUTILIER  KERTTU VIITANEN  JOAN T. WARN  FRI. SAT. MARCH 30 & 31  ALL WORK FOR SALE  SUNNYCREST MALL  WEST END  "MMMflMMaWMMW Book Review  [Esquire's last goody  ' Esqolre Magazine has gone  through a number of changes  over the years, most of them,  unfortunately, for the worst.  Most recently, the publishers  chose to issue the magazine  "fortnightly", in a smaller  and far less substantial format. Always trendy, Esquire's  journalism is now shallow as  well. The single saving grace,  the one thing that can make  me accidentally walk off with  copies of the magazine from  waiting rooms and the coffee-  tables of trusting hosts, is  John Simon's column "The  Language",  Simon's column is quite  conceivably the most important work being written in and  about the English language  today, not merely because of  its content, but because he has  access to a wider intelligent  audience than any other such  critic. I don't mean to suggest  that important work isn't  being done in the field of  modern linguistics, for it  certainly is, and this is the  source of much of Simon's  concern. Theories are being  concocted, and books and  articles are being written and  published that are going to  determine the shape of the  language for decades to come  and possibly for the next  century. Not surprisingly,  since few of us can get too  excited over the philosophical  and methodical intricacies of  modern linguistics, these  portents appear in periodicals  and books aimed, not at the  general public, but at the  smaller, but very influential,  circle of professional educators.  As with politics, or any  other situation in which a relatively small group holds a  great deal of power in trust for  the rest of us, it is important  that the members of this small  group demonstrate their  responsibility to do so. Recently Simon's targets have  been the growing number of  academics who are falling  all over themselves to expose  their irresponsibility in this  respect. The subject of his  latest column is a certain  Peter H.Wagschal, director  of the future studies programme at the University of  Massachusetts. Wagschal, in  an article which appeared in  the August/78 issue of the  Futurist entitled "Illiterates  with Doctorates: The future of  Education in an Electronic  Age", joyfully hails the age of  electronic wisdom in which  computers and video-cassettes  will have made the "Print  Media" virtually obsolete.  Those who read Maryanne  West's column in last week's  Coast News will have some  idea of the kind of centralized  "information system" contemplated for the future of the  family T.V. set. This is the  future Wagschal would have  us enthusiastically embrace; a  future in which "computers  will call up information instantly in response to the  spoken word" and in which  "there will be hardly any  compelling reason for him  (Wagschal's son) to be able  to read, write and do arithmetic."  Unfortunately Wagschal  and others like him, as Simon  relentlessly points out with his  customary astuteness and dry  wit, seem to have given very  little thought to the problem of  who is going to programme  the computers in the  first  place ��� "But who feeds the  computer its data?" Or is it,  like Kubrick's Hal, taking  over thinking and decision  making? Sure enough, Wagschal speaks of "generations"  of computers, a term previously reserved for human  beings ��� albeit also, you may  recall, for vipers. Wagschal  and Co. appear to have given  even less thought to a far  more serious problem: Computers may streamline the  mechanics of the storage and  retrieval of information, but  is that of any use if the people  for whom the answer is intended do not know how to  frame the question and indeed, are so ignorant that they  do not even realize that the  question ought to be put?  Computers, as Simon insists, store and dispense information; they do not dispense education, knowledge,  or wisdom, "for information is  not knowledge and wisdom,  which are the ability to put  the raw material of information to good use". The minicomputer may replace the  library, but, as Simon says,  "just as today's students  don't know how to use the library, tomorrow's will be  helpless when confronting  their tiny, inexpensive, speedy computers with their  tiny, unexercised, hopelessly  sluggish minds".  Wagschal compounds his  foolishness by attempting to  marry his childlike enthusiasm  for technology with some kind  of vague millenial populist  politics. Reading and writing,  he announces, are solitary,  inherently undemocratic  activities, and the "print  media" an inherently centralized and elitist tool of the  affluent. In the near fauture  electronic media will break  this monopoly and "make  everything there is to know  universally accessible to all  people of the globe". We  can look forward he  says,  "to a society in which knowledge, ability and wisdom will  be exceedingly widespread in  a population that is substantially illiterate". "Yet,"  Simon replies, "isn't the computer the most centralized  source of information?"  Books, like democracy, deal in  opinions and interpretations  as much as in facts, but computers deal only in facts.  "If facts begin to differ according to whose computer  they are on, they are no longer facts." It is difficult to  imagine a more fertile soil for  the seeds of tyranny than a  single body of fact (decided by  whom?), embodied in a centralized computerized universally electronic media (programmed by whom I), combined with a substantially  illiterate population. Wagschal ought to be forced to  read and re-read Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (in  which wall-size T.V. is universal while reading or possessing books is a crime) until  his eyes percolate. The rest of  us had better take heed; this  man isn't a streetcorner raver  or even a science-fiction  writer: he's a professor, a  policy-maker for the future of  our children and our grandchildren.  The current controversy  over the growing failure of the  most extensive and expensive  education system in the world  to produce, after twelve years,  literate, let alone intelligent,  adult human beings is one in  which we all have a stake.  Only a few years ago it was  revealed that a staggering  percentage of first year students at U.B.C. had failed a  relatively simple language-  skills exam. We owe it to  ourselves and to future generations to keep abreast of development and change in our  language and to consider them  carefully. John Simon's  column is one of the most  entertaining and enlightening ways of doing iust that.  Coast News, March 27,1979  Name plates stolen  5.  During the past month,  Gibsons R.C.M.P. have received a rash of complaints  on missing automobile manufacturer's name plates.  Through investigations, two  juveniles were apprehended,  which led to twelve others  with  name  plates  in   their  possession. Charges are pending.  A total of seventy plates  have been recovered. The  replacement value of the name  plates can go as high as  $90, and damage incurred  while they were being removed, up to $400.  'elphinstoni  , TRAIL RIDES  /    HORSES FOR RENT   \  r.qo per hour, or $25.00 per da  Canadian members of the World Youth organization enjoyed a night of relaxation  at the Y.M.C.A. camp at Langdale. Next week we will have pictures and story  on their recent stay In Indonesia.  NO APPOINTMENT  NECESSARY  OPENING MARCH 17  WEEKENDS ONLY UNTIL  EASTER HOLIDAYS  X_ fWd  B'  Egmont opposes herbicides  886-9875  A reasonable but determined letter from Egmont  Community School parents  with regard to their opposition to the use of herbicides to  control weeds on the playgroup resulted in unanimous  support for a motion put  forward at the March 22  School Board meeting by  Trustee Egmond, that the Egmont. parents be assured  the playground will not be  sprayed this season and the  Board will accept their offer  to keep the fence lines  cleared.  This has been an ongoing  concern of the Egmont parents and they wanted the  Board to know the executive  continues to check to see if any  members have become reconciled to the use of herbicide  spraying, but that, on the contrary they are agreed "to pay  for alternate measures with  labour or money" because  they believe "the health risk is  too great. The ecological harm  Economic study  A study of the basic economic resources that make the Sunshine Coast economy tick is underway, with a target date for  completion of the report by the fall of 1979.  The study is sponsored and co-ordinated by a committee  representing the Village Councils and Chambers of Commerce  of Sechelt and Gibsons, the Regional Board, a group of Sunshine Coast employers and unions, assisted by grants from the  B.C.Ministry of Economic Development, and Federal Department of Immigration and Manpower. Strong-Hall and Associates of Vancouver have been appointed the Research Consultants.  The basic objective is to provide both private and public sectors with information on probable economic trends in the next  five, ten and fifteen years on the Sunshine Coast.  Probable growth in population and industry will be projected  by areas, to give a measure of demand for such essential services as education, health, housing, transportation, water,  and probable job opportunities for young people coming out of  school. Private business will find the information valuable in  making job-creating investment decisions.  The public will be given an opportunity to complete questionnaires, and all groups and individuals are invited to present  their views on the future economic development of the Sunshine  Coast, in written briefs, and to be 'prepared' to discuss their  views at a public meeting to be held at the Regional District  Board Room in Sechelt at 7:30 p.m. on April 23.  The meeting is sponsored by the Economic Study Committee  and will be attended by the Research Consultants to get a first  hand understanding of the Committee's views on the economic  development of the Sunshine Coast.  The following list of cate- ties, etc.) now, and "down the  gories may not include your road",     when    population  areas of concern (or satis- getsthickerl  factionl). If not, please feel  free to elaborate on any other  category we may have missed.  We need to know facts about  daily  living  (work,   health,  recreation, housing, commodi-  1.Proposed Gibsons Marina;  2.Commercial Vessels;  3.Agriculture;  4.Forest Industry;  S.Construction,    Contracting  Sand and Gravel;  iFXB.A. BLACKTOP^  "QUALITY SERVICE SINCE 1956"  ASPHALT PAVING OF:  ROADS ��� INDUSTRIAL SITES ��� PARKING AREAS  TENNIS COURTS ��� DRIVEWAYS  GRAVEL SALES  "FOR FREE ESTIMATE CALL"  885-5151  East Porpoise Bay, Sechelt  Members:  ,sM.   Amalgamated Construction  JmXWMk Association  ^CjfTOP LTD  B.C. Road Builders  Association  is hard to assess and (that)  spraying sets a poor example  to the children".  Trustee Rotluff raised the  question of other schools in  the district and the Board  agreed to review the policy of  herbicide control on playgrounds even though a less  toxic spray, Roundup, has  been  substituted  this   year  Sechelt seeks  new clerk  for Gramoxone and the  operators have attended a  provincial government course  to ensure that applications  are correctly done to the accepted safe specifications.  Trustee Rotluff suggested  the Board consult the research  done by Elphinstone students  and presented a year ago at a  Forum on the use and misuse  of herbicides.  6.Retail Trades;  7.Transportation;  8.Finance, Insurance, Real  Estate;  9.Personal and Essential  Services;  lO.Tourism, Recreation, Culture;  11.Government;  12.Education  The following questions are  intended  to provide guidelines for eliciting information.  l.What is your category?  (Name and telephone. If  you would prefer not to be  'quoted', please indicate.)  2.What is the present situation in this field? (Facts and  figures if possible.)  3.1s public demand satisfied?  4. What suggestions would  you offer toward improvement and expansion?  S.What further suggestions  and predictions do you have  in view of future population growth?  A special meeting of the Sechelt Council was held on Friday afternoon to discuss the  hiring ofa new Clerk.  Alderman Thompson had  been in contact with the firm  of W.K.Smith, and recommended that the Village  commission them at a fee of  $2,500 plus expenses. This, in  Alderman MacDonald's  estimation, was a reasonable  figure for this type of ser  vice.  It was pointed out that some  money could be saved if the  Council conducted the interviews, but this was overruled in favur of leaving the  job to the company, as they  are specialists in that department.  It will probably take two to  three months before the position is filled.  OUR OWN BRAND EVENT  Congratulations  to the winner of the  12 in.  Portable T.V.  (B& W CANDLE)  Nadine Lowden  of Marine Drive, Gibsons  l^fi N'$    LUCKY DOLLAR   FOODS LTD.  GOWER POINT RD., GIBSONS 886-2257  SHOPTALK  By Bill Edney  MUSHROOMS  "Oh what food these morsels be I"  My reference book this time is a publication entitled^  MUSHROOMS AT HOME, put out by the Canadian Mushroom Growers Association, 1568 Carllng Avenue, Ottawa,  Ont. K1Z 7MS, priced at $1.00. This booklet deals with what  mushrooms are, how they are grown, buying guide, how to  keep, how to handle, how to cook, and over sixty recipes.  SOME HINTS  Top quality fresh mushrooms have tightly closed heads,  short stems and are smooth white, cream or brown. Open  caps may indicate some loss of moisture but not necessarily  flavour. Fresh mushrooms should store satisfactorily for one  week, uncovered, In a refrigerator.  Our experience Indicates that brown mushrooms "hold  up" better than do white mushrooms.  DO'S AND DON'TS  Do wash before cooking; use all of the mushroom; use  mushrooms raw in salads. Do not peel, or soak, or overcook, or throw away stems.  FOOD VALUE  While analysis of the food value of mushrooms indicates  that they are low in calories, they have some nutritive  value. In the main they add a distinctive flavour to a wide  variety of cookery.  At Ken's we have long been known for our selections of  fresh, white and brown mushrooms;   small button size,  medium, and large for stuffing. Generally, extra large_  should be special-ordered.  Mtiihnm PiM  Qood with cola (.am or poultry a.  I yean mmm, cai ai aWsa  I lebleapoon paiatey Sake)  . cup buna, or as  I an attractive dish lor a bullet  I  cup ceoned tomelooe  1 cup uncooked rice  3 cupe boBMg welei  I teUeepeon tomato peete  Simmer mushroom,, on.on. groan pepper, pmsiey butter or oil tomatoes. Wi end pepper together in uncovered skillet unM vegetable,  ore tender end ptaclicoll, .-.II liquid bar. eveborated (about IO minutes)  Al me -time tune, cook nee m boiling water with lomelo paste added  using tightly cdvered saucepan When nee la tender, liquid .houtd be  completely ebsorbed Sur rice into vegetable,, reheat and serve G  servings  C  ;%>  ��>  ".,���  KEN'S  LUCKY DOLL;  Free Delivery  lo the Wharf  FOODS LTD.  Hours  GOWER POINT RD., GIBSONS     tothewiwf       +^gjj>  886-2257    WHATEVER YOUR NEEDS -     iS-ssinday  A 6.  Coast News, March 27,1979.  Program complexities  Bv Maryanne West  Those who are concerned  about the interference of  CBUVT transmissions from  Channel 10 which interfere  with their reception of Channel 9 KCTS may be interested  in the decision of the CRTC  relating to the CBC's application for the renewal of its  broadcasting licence for  CBUVT which expires on  March 31, 1979.  The decision handed down  on January 26 was "Approved  in Part" and reads as follows:  "In decision CRTC 76-764, the  Commission granted a licence  lo Ihe CBC to operate a television station in Victoria on  Channel 10. The station was to  broadcast the CBC network  service originating from Van-  couver and provide initially  ii minimum of seven hours  and len minutes per week of  local productions of news,  public affairs and community  programmes oriented to Vic-  loria and Vancouver Island'.  In thc decision, the Commission acknowledged the budgetary constraints of the CBC  which limited the amount of  proposed locally-produced  programmes but requested  Ihat 'efforts...be made to  ensure a substantial increase  in Ihe amount of local service  originating in Victoria'.  Subsequently, the Commission invited the CBC to appear  at a Public Hearing in Victoria  on February 21, 1978 to review its progress towards  Ihe implementation of the  authority granted in decision  CRTC 76-764 for a full English-language television  network service to Victoria. At  lhc Hearing the Corporation  informed the Commission that  Ihe Victoria studio facilities  would only be in operation in  the fall of 1979 and requested  temporary authority to begin  operating CBUVT Victoria as  of November 1978 as a re-  broadcaster of CBUT Vancouver pending the completion of the Victoria studios.  In a letter to the CBC the Commission authorized this temporary arrangement on the  understanding that locally  produced programmes  would be introduced 'in the  early fall 1979, probably in  September'.  At the recent Public Hearing in Vancouver, October 24,  1978, the CBC advised that,  although the Channel 10  transmitter was near completion, the construction of the  Victoria studios had been  indefinitely postponed due to  further budgetary constraints.  Consequently, the Corporation requested authority to  operate CBUVT as a full  rebroadcaster of CBUT Vancouver for an indefinite period  until such time as it was  economically feasible to  complete the Victoria studios.  In this regard, the CBC added  that it expected that the  Corporation's long-term budget priorities would be established by June 1979 and that  it would advise the Commission accordingly.  The Commission renews the  licence for CBUVT for a period  of one year, from April 1, 1979  to March 31, 1980, to allow  thc Corporation a reasonable  amount of time to resolve its  long term plans for service  to Victoria and Vancouver  Island. However, the Commission is not prepared to  authorize the operation of  CBUVT Channel 10, in its  present technical configuration, as a rcbroadcasting station of CBUVT. It is therefore  a condition of licence that  CBUVT not commence opera-  ling at full power, as approved  in decision CRTC 76*764,  until such time as the station's  service includes a minimum of  seven hours and ten minutes  per week of Victoria and Vancouver Island local production  in its schedule.  The Commission notes  that one of the objectives of  CBUVT is to extend full  CBC service to the Sunshine  Coast and to the Southwest  Coast of Vancouver Island.  (D\ SUNSHINE  \y KITCHENS  FINE CABINETS  886-9411 GibsonsJ  In decision CRTC 78-567 the  Commission approved the establishment ofa CBC rebroad-  casting station in Sooke.  The Commission considers  that the CBC should examine  the possibility of providing a  programme feed to this station directly from CBUT in  the event that the operation of  CBUVT is substantially delayed.  At the same time, the Commission notes that the CBC's  Accelerated Coverage Plan  (ACP) includes the provision  of rcbroadcasting stations of  CBUT on the Sunshine Coast.  Since service to this mainland  region should be provided  from Vancouver, rather than  from Victoria, the Commission expects the CBC to proceed with these projects as  quickly as possible." Signed,  J.G.Patenaude, Acting Secretary General.  Three years ago the promised Victoria station seemed  the best hope for those living on the Sunshine Coast  with no or little prospect of  Cable service to receive the  full national service off air  and there was no indication  that it would in any way interfere with P.B.S. Channel 9.  This would have given residents of Pender Harbour a  choice of two Canadian  stations. However I feel sure  everyone will agree that given  the choice of CBUVT or  CBCUT Vancouver the latter  is more relevant to us than a  Victoria station especially as  we already receive CHEK-  Channel 6.  if it comes to an either/or  situation (C.B.C. or P.B.S.)  the question becomes entirely  different and is further complicated by the fact that  once CBUVT goes on the air  CHEK-TV will disaffiliate  with the CBC and those without Cable will not be able to  receive any CBC programming until such time as the  CBC gets its act together and  puts in the rebroad for the  Sunshine Coast. It might be a  good idea for those without  Cable to go to Vancouver too  to talk to the CBC and the  CRTC.  Archaelogical  talks planned  By Fran West  The archaeology of the Near  East is not just the story of a  myriad of marvelous monuments from the Nile to the  Indus Valley, but also of the  many colourful people who  were involved in the exploration and excavations. With the  current Tutankhamen mania,  the names of Howard Carter  and Lord Carnarvon are familiar, but there were many  interesting people before  them and, 1 am happy to say,  many of the weird and wonderful can still be found today  striding over the mounds of  Iran or sifting through the  garbage of a modern village  gathering comparative material.  In my four talks, I will give  a personal view of the countries which I have visited in  the Near East, an account of  the excavations on which I  have worked in Iran, Afghanistan, and Bahrain, and some  anecdotes of the people  I've encountered. I discovered  that in my slide collection I  don't have many photographs of Sections, Pot  Sherds, Plans, or "interesting" patches of charcoal,  ash or wood fragments, so  this restricts any intense  academic discussion which  would not be possible in four  sessions anyway, and is best  left to the seminars where the  experts gather to ponder the  excitements of the Trans-  Caucasian III Period or Godin  V or whatever!  Before one can appreciate  these finer points, it is im  portant to know what the  countryside is like ��� the geography and topography. It is  hard to appreciate the  achievements of a conqueror  like Alexander unless one has  an idea of the terrain ��� the  mountain ranges, the deserts  and the rivers. These have not  changed much in the last  few millennia and in some  cases, neither has the lifestyle  of the people. In the villages of  Iran and Afghanistan, one can  still see mudbricks being  made, dried in the sun, and  built into houses while the  men in the fields winnow the  grain in the wind.  A lot of people have said,  "archaeology, how fascinating", thinking of the pyramids of Egypt. They don't  seem to think of the long and  tedious hours spent in the  most uncomfortable conditions ��� the dust, the heat,  and the flies, and no pyramids  to show for it at the end of the  day I At the risk of offending, I  will admit having said that  archaeology is BORING but  I'd do digging (spare me all  the gardening jokes, please)  tomorrow given the opportunity! I hope I can explain  this apparent contradiction,  expose some of the myths and  introduce some of the characters. Archaeology is fascinating but not because one  hopes to find the pyramids or  even a lowly pot sherd.  Fran West will give the four  sessions on archaeology in  Elphinstone, Room ill, starting on April S, Thursday,  7:30���9:30 p.m. The fee is  $12.00.  fLASSIFIFDMDS  These young customers find the parking most satisfactory at the new gazebo at the  Porpoise Bay marsh. The youngsters, from the Sechelt Indian nursery, were on  an outing on the last day before spring break.  A vanished landmark  A binDflb CEDAR HOmES  921-1010  921-9261  Independerilly Distributed by:  M.D.MACKENZIE LIMITED  Display Home  and Office  6342 Bay St.  Horstihot lay  Wast Vancouver  V7W2G9  By Francis J. Wyngaert  While entering the Village  of Gibsons only recently,  the author of this article  observed a portion of the roof  section of the old building at  wharf entrance merely hanging over the steep embankment. That which had obscured vision of the waterfront for decades had now  vanished. One observed what  might be termed a huge  vacuum. Admittedly it proved  somewhat ofa shock.  The vacuum created will  of course vanish following  construction of the new  building being financed by  Richard Janowsky and family  of All Sports Marine Inc.  The drawings shown to the author are indicative of a more  attractive structure at entrance to the wharf.  It was not the demolishing  of the former building, nor the  realization of a new and more  modern structure soon to be  under construction, but rather, in the matter of seconds  all past history relative to the  old, flashed across my mind,  and for a few minutes only,  that which offered any attraction was the memory of such  events.  For those interested in such  history, herein is an account.  Mr. Houghton, wife and  young son Bloyce came to  Gibsons in 1912 and purchased the homesite of the  pioneer George Gibsons Sr.  The ground area extended  from the waterfront to  South Fletcher Road in one  direction, and from the entrance to the wharf of the onetime Le Page's Glue Factory  in the other.  Only a reasonable down  payment was made on purchase. The Houghton's thereafter occupied the pioneer's  home ��� at the same time,  construction commenced on a  store building with entrance  at the wharf ramp. Mr.  Houghton was a pharmacist,  and so became the first in  that profession for Gibson's  Landing.  The dispensary occupied  the rear or western section  of the building. Groceries and  confection occupied the southern wall; with soda fountain  and ice cream being featured  during summer months.  Chairs and round tables, both  having legs constructed of  round twisted steel, were  located in mid-section of the  floor. Myrtle Hicks (nee  Armour) of a family who settled at Gibson's Landing in  1911, was the first girl employed during the 1912 summer. Gladys McCall, daughter  of drayman A.S.McCall, was  so employed for the summer  of 1913.  To entice customers to his  store from the waterfront,  Houghton had a float constructed, which extended to  the government wharf, and by  means of cleats nailed to the  piling, one could ascend or  descend to the wharf. No  government float was in  existence here at that time.  Early in 1914, however,  Houghton was obliged to close  down his business premises.  With three grocery stores  rendering service to the area  at that early period, the  Houghton enterprise obviously proved to be one too many.  Mrs. Emma Fletcher operated thc Gibson's Landing post  office and grocery store almost adjacent to Mr. Houghton, while William W.Winn  operated   a   general    store  CABPET  CHARDONNET  A carpet of beauty and distinction. Priced for the low  budget minded. Multi-  toned high/low sculptured.  The pile is 100 percent nylon and has a heavy quality  rubber back. Seven lovely  colours to choose from.  Regularly $14.95 sq.yd.  2 weeks only     $12.50 sq.yd.  SALINA  Also a rubber-backed carpet  Low profile tip sheered level  loop. A multi-coloured carpet  with a multitude of uses.  Five colours.  Regularly $8.95 sq.yd.  2 weeks only       $6.95 sq.yd.  Ken DeVries & Son Ltd.  Gibsons    Two Locations to Serve You    Sechelt  886-7112    ,WULUl-d"UM!"uoe'vf- TUU   885 3424  where the Bank of Montreal is  now located.  Dr. Frederick Inglis and  family moved to Gibson's  Landing in 1913, the doctor  thus becoming the first resident physician and surgeon.  Houghton was fortunate in  discovering a sale for his  dispensary stock and two or  three of his chairs, when  approaching the doctor.  Grocery items, the round  tables and remaining chairs  were purchased by Winn,  as well as the soda fountain  equipment.  In 1915, the Chuck Winegarden family moved onto  the Gibson homesite as  caretakers. Mrs. Winegarden  (Emma) was a daughter of the  pioneer. It was from the  daughter that Winn negotiated for purchase of the  former Houghton building  which had by then reverted  to the Gibson estate, the  pioneer having passed away  in St.Paul's Hospital July 11,  1913 following an illness of  some months.  The building in question  was moved directly across the  road at the entrance to the  wharf1 onto Winn property.  While in the process of moving, the building was turned  around to face the wharf  entrance from an opposite  direction. Its purchase then  was one of speculation, hoping  to utilize it in some future  day.  To be continued  ATTENTION OLD AGE PENSIONERS  The Gibsons Lions Club It undertaking a  programme to assist you In having a smoke  detector Installed In your home.  If you are Interested please fill in the  following form ana forward it to  Gibsons Lions Member:  Sam Hauka  RR#1,ReidRd.,  Gibsons, B.C.  Name   Address   Phone   Hsnry W. Block  "H&R Block  is aware of  changes in  Canadian Tax Law'.'  Canadian Tax Law is an ever-changing and complex issue. It's our business to keep abreast of changes,  like the new Refundable Child Tax  Credit. We understand Tax Law, so  you don't have to. At H&R Block, we  are income tax specialists.  H&R BLOCK  THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE  Gibsons 886-7414  IN SUNNYCREST MALL (ACROSS FROM SUPER VALU)  Monday���Saturday 9:30���5:30 Friday 9:30���9:00  Appointments Available ��� Come In Today.  ���JSdtf  ^��    With all of today's  government assistance  programs and services, it's  sometimes difficult for small or  medium-size businesses to know  "where to get the answers and information  they need. To help remedy this, the Ministry  of Tourism and Small Business Development, in  'conjunction with local Chambers of Commerce, has  established a network of Business Information Centres  throughout the Province. These Centres will provide  practical business information to small and medium-  sized enterprises, and ensure access to the most  appropriate business assistance programs and  services offered by provincial, federal and  community agencies. Find out more ��� it's  good business!  Province of Ministry of  British Columbia      Tourism and  Small Business  Development  Honourable Elwood veitch, Minister  _ BC Hydro out of control?  Coast News, March 27,1979  Dry weather caused two brush fires In the Qlbsons area last week. This one was  behind the Medical Clinic. The other was at the old S-bends on Highway 101 where  the fire was halted no more than three feet from the trailer belonging to Mrs. B.  Larsen. "Thank Qod for our efficient Fire Department," said Mrs. Larsen.  |Pender students travel East  1 Twenty-seven Pender Har-  "botir senior students will go  rto Toronto June 3���9 on an  "exchange trip funded by  'Open House Canada and  dapproved by the School Board  ijat last week's meeting. The  tjstudents will pay a token  2510 towards their air fare  nd provide their own spend-  ng money; they will billet,  , nd raise money to entertain the students from West  "Toronto Secondary School  ���jvhen they come here at the  Send of June.  5 Trustee Lloyd was concerned that only responsible  ^students with good marks  and attendance records were  Ubeing rewarded with such a  irip and that they would hope-  Sully be recommended and not  Sniss government exams.  5 While in the east they plan  So make a side trip to Ottawa  So visit the House of Commons  fend  their hosts  have  sug  gested Fort York, Black Creek Chairman Douglas ex-  Pioneer Village, the Ontario pressed the Board's apprecia-  Science Centre, Niagara tion for teacher Rick Pea-  Falls, Stratford and the Steko cock's enterprise in arranging  Steel Works in Hamilton such an exciting experience  as other places of interest for the students,  for them to visit.  Fitzgerald elected  Dennis Fitzgerald was elected chairman of the Roberts  Creek Community Association  at the association's annual  general meeting March 21.  He replaces outgoing chairman Dennis Davison, who was  elected to a trustee's position.  Gail Cromie was chosen as  the association's new secretary, and Charles Barnes  was elected vice-chairman.  Bill Lamb remains as treasurer.  A report from the association's Ways and Means Committee showed that the com-  Racers comin;  jContlnued  from  Page   One  ���gain at the Sunnycrest Mall  4nd along Highway 101 to  Flume Road in Roberts  (.reek. The route then goes  iown Flume Road and returns  to Highway 101 by way of  beach Avenue and Lower  Soad, rejoining the Highway  it Cemetery Corner. On the  first two laps the cyclists will  io down Pratt Road to Gower  Point Road and then through  ihe Lower Village, up the  highway 101 hill. On the third  and last lap the competitors  will  sprint  from   Cemetery  Gibsons-  Sechelt  run  continued from page one  press, it is believed that  George Matthews will gallantly begin the race also,  though how far he will run is  a matter of conjecture.  Rumours that the editor of  this newspaper has been secretly in training to better the  mark of one hundred yards  that he set last year have been  generally discounted by those  closest to the scene.  The race will start, as it  did last year, in front of  Elphinstone High School at  10:00 a.m.  Corner directly to the finishing line at the Sunnycrest  Mall.  In addition to the exciting  competitive events, the local  Kinsmen Club will have a  hot dog stand and the Lions  Club will put on one of their  fine Pancake Breakfasts.  Professional cycling clowns  will also be on hand for the  occasion and Saturday night  will see a disco and banquet for all involved  mittee raised $6,243 before  disbursements in fiscal year  1978. This yielded a net income of $3,911, of which  $3,000 have been placed in  term deposit. The committee  is charged with fund raising  for the Creek's community  hall/gymnasium project.  Members deferred acceptance of the association's  annual financial statement  pending a consolidated  reporting of accounts.  The association's next  general meeting will be  April 18.  CARS AND TRUCKS  Rental���Leasing  ���Also-  Domestic and  Industrial  Equipment  Seaside Rentals  885-2848  PROFESSIONAL  WATERPROOFING  SUNDECKS PATIOS  PLYWOOD OR CONCRETE  CARPORTS       BLOCKBUILDING  SWIMMING POOL DECKS  REFLECTIVE POOLS  8 ATTRACTIVE COLOURS INCLUDING  CLEAR SEALERS  All work Guaranteed  Dumac Products used Exclusively  Call for Free Estimates  886-7857  Evenings  KITCHEN  CABINETS  Pandolfo* Loc-Wood* Citation ��� Carefree  Remodelling or New Homes  50% OPP  all Citation display cabinets in our showroom.  Windsor Burgundy ���Canadiana Honeywood��� Canadiana Cherry  Showroom above Twilight Theatre  Open Saturdays 10���5 or any time by appointment  ��  SUNSHINE  KITCHENS  886-9411  Gibsons  continued from page three  dropped from their plans. It  wasn't clear whether this decision was taken out of respect for concerns expressed by  the people of Lasqueti of because of a new technical  breakthrough in cable splicing. At various times Hydro  made both claims.  There were many other  instances of Hydro insisting  on the infallibility of its own  facts, then inexplicably  changing those same facts to  support some new preference.  Hydro's bible on the line issue of course is the much-  quoted Beak Report, which  Hydro has staunchly defended  as scientific and sound against  all public claims that Beak  Consultants only found what  Hydro paid them to find.  When it suits Hydro, however, the Beak Report is dismissed with a wave of the  hand. For instance, the Beak  Report shows that it would be  feasible to make an aerial  crossing of Jervis Inlet at  Marlborough Heights. Based  on this information, the Area  A A.P.C. came up with an  alternate powerline route that  would avoid the Sechelt Peninsula by using this northern  crossing. Hydro responded by  saying the crossing wasn't  feasible after all. When  pressed to explain the discrepancy, Hydro Systems  Design Manager Eamon  Crowley simply said that  In hb judgement aa a professional engineer, the crossing wasn't feasible. End of  discussion.  Another   area   where   a  rather embarrassing gap  showed up in Hydro's irreproachable research came to  light at a recent meeting with  the Area A A.P.C. The A.P.C.  had been pressing Hydro to  consider a crossing from the  Reception Point area which  would have the same low-impact advantages as the discarded Woods Bay route.  Hydro was hanging its hat on  the argument that this crossing went into a Canadian  Forces maritime test range in  Georgia Strait. Hydro V.P.  Charles Nash said that as a  pleasure boater who knew that  area well, it wouldn't even  occur to him to try to put  lines through it, and in a  special report to the A.P.C.  Hydro said it was "in no position to press for permission to  cross a D.N.D. test range."  At this point A.P.C. member  Vera McAllister, a commercial  pilot, pulled out one of her  aviation charts and showed  that the Hydro's preferred  Cape Cockburn-to-Nile  Creek route crosses right  through the middle of another  D.N.D. test range on the west  side of Texada Island. How  was it Hydro could cross this  test range but not the other  one, she asked.  After some buzzing and  bobbing of heads the Hydro  representatives answered that  they hadn't realized the Texada test zone was there I Nor,  it turned out, had the members of the government's  Environmental Land Use  Committee who were sitting  in on the meeting.  The same meeting featured  a short debate on the safety  of phenoxy herbicides with  Hydro insisting that 'here was  no need to stop using the  chemical because cool heads  knew it to be harmless.  Within forty-eight hours  the U. S. Environmental  Protection Agency announced  a ban on the phenoxy herbicide 2,4,5-T because of its  links to miscarriages and  birth defects.  The game of poking holes  in B.C. Hydro's questionable  use of information to support  its own actions could ngo on to  monotonous length, but  enough has been said here to  show why many people have  become reluctant to take  statements by Hydro on the  need for the Cheekeye-Dunsmuir 500-kV line at face  value, and why Hydro should  not be allowed to sit as its  own judge on such issues.  Be sure to come to the public meeting on the powerline  this Saturday, March 31, at  the Pender Harbour Community Hall in Madeira Park.  Doors will be open for public  inspection of charts and  presentations by Hydro at 10  a.m. with public discussion  beginning at 1 p.m.  .-���*>     YOUR AUTOPLAN  ^!��>K    CENTR]  Seaside Plaza  886-2000  886-9121  Taking care ot  all your Real Estate Needs  Evenings Norm Peterson  886-2607  U  funeral.  So spare your family the added grief and  confusion of funeral arrangements.  You can have the last word on Ihe kisi j  ihing in your life. Your funeral. , To: MEMORIAL SOCIETY OF B.C.  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Lehman Rd., Abbolsford, B.C. ] Phone  ... -enclosed   Memorial Society oli B.C.Nf\ ""Membership"I $5"for eaVh'aduIt"  Telephone 68**6256       I   1/        INnchanetoreLrsi.under 191  Apply today for your  5 FREE SHARES  IN THE BRITISH COLUMBIA  RESOURCES INVESTMENT  CORPORATION...  You will share in 81% of  Canadian Cellulose.  You will share in oil and gas  exploration rights In  northeastern B.C.  You will share In 10% ol  Westcoast Transmission.  You will share in 100% of  Kootenay Forest Products and  Plateau Mills.  and own a piece off these growing  B.C. resource enterprises.  What do B.C.R.I.C.  shares represent?  The B.C. Resources Investment Corporation is the holding company for shares  held by the province in a variety of B.C.  resource industries and enterprises.  B.C.R.I.C, holds 81% of the common  shares of Canadian Cellulose, 100% of  the common shares of Kootenay Forest  Products and Plateau Mills, 10%. of the  common shares of Westcoast Transmission, plus oil and gas rights in a vast area  of northeastern B.C.���investments  transferred at a value of over $151  million. B.C.R.I.C. shares represent  partial ownership of this whole range  of enterprises.  Who qualifies?  Every person who has lived in B.C. for  the past year���and who holds or has  qualified and applied for Canadian  citizenship���is eligible for live free shares  in B.C.R.I.C. Those 16 years of age and  over should apply for shares on their  own behalf. For children under 16,  application should be made by the  mother or guardian. Infants, bom in  B.C. on or before June 15, 1979 and  resident here since birth, also qualify for  free shares. Application, again, should  be made by the mother or guardian  Free shares are also available to those  ordinarily resident in B.C. who have  been temporarily absent from the  province during the 12 months immediately preceding the offer, provided  such persons are otherwise eligible.  To apply.  Application forms are available at banks,  trust companies, credit unions and  investment dealers throughout B.C.  When making application, you must  present two of the following pieces of  identification: a.) driver's licence: b.)  Social Insurance card; c.) Medical Plan  card. If you are 65 years of age or over,  a Pharmacare card is sufficient proof  of identity.  Mothers or guardians applying for  children under 16 are required to furnish  only a medical plan number or a birth  certificate for such children. Young  people, 16 and over, who have not yet  received such identification, may establish their eligibility by presenting their  birth certificate or other acceptable  identification���in person���at the office  of their local Government Agent (or. in  the Lower Mainland, at their local Motor  Vehicle Branch office).  Those unable to apply in person may  delegate a suitable Individual to act on  their behalf    that person must utilize a  Power of Attorney form, available where  applications .ire made  Applications for free shares will be  accepted only until .June 15, 1979  Distribution of these shares by  B.C.R.I.C will begin immediately after  British Columbia Day. August 6. 1979  The person making application has  until September 30, 1979 to pick up  the shares.  Additional shares.  If you qualify for free shares, you have  the option of purchasing up to 5,000  additional shares at a price substantially  below their underlying value. This price  will be specified on your application form  No individual or corporation may own  more than 1 % of the voting shares of  B.C.R.I.C. (although pension funds may  own up to 3%). Conporations and  pension funds, however, are not allowed  to participate in the intial share issue.  Can I sell later?  Yes. Stock market trading in shares is  expected to commence shortly after the  distribution date. At this point, a "market  value" will be established. However, it is  hoped that most British Columbians will  not only retain, but enlarge, their share  holdings In this way, they will participate  directly in the continued expansion of  our resource industries, while ensuring  that control of these industries remains  in B.C.  Other questions?  For further information on the free share  offer���or about B.C.R.I.C ��� contact:  B.C Government Public Information. In  Vancouver, phone 873-3455 In Victoria,  phone :iH7-hl2\  In other areas, information is available  through your local Government Agent  APPLY NOW AT BANKS,  TRUST COMPANIES,  CREDIT UNIONS,  INVESTMENT DEALERS  THROUGHOUT  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Province of  British Columbia 8.  Coast News, March 27,1979.  $i WiMlW^mafi^    StrlkeS   al>d  8ParC8#^  jPljnWI.JO U9 ^P ByBodM-kaate, ~   Coffeei Ruth  Hogberg  ^  CottrpM?  DRVllEQIWIG  seruitE  Peninsula  Cleaners  & Laundry  ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS  ^Ji^lf R0AD  Wilh 1521GOWERPT.RO  SECHELT       2 locations GIBSONS, B.C.  885-9554     to serve you best! 886*2200  CAMpbell's  FAMILY SHOES and LEATHER GOODS  NEXT TO BATHROOM ACCENT  IN THE   HEART OFSECHELT  Your friendly neighbourhood     .'*���- ,-*���-.  drop-off poi nt f or y T**-*  Classified Ads.  The Classic League did  well again last week with  300 games rolled by Gwen  Edmonds, 319; Bob McConnell, 301; Freeman Reynolds,  305; Ken Skytte, 321; and Jeff  Mulcaster, 328.  In the Swingers League  Alice Smith roiled a 293 single and an 818 triple and Terry  Cormons, in the Gibsons A,  rolled a 311 single and an 824  triple. In the same league,  Kathy Clark had a 340 single  and Margaret Buchanan rolled  her first 300 game in the  Slough-off League with a  304 single. Una Mitzel  came up with a 317 game in  the Phuntastique League and  Don Slack, sparing, rolled a  300 even. In the Ball and  Chain freeman Reynolds  rolled an 829 triple and in the  Senior YBC League Mike  Maxfield rolled a 315 single  and 805 for three.  Highest Scores: Classic:  Gwen Edmonds 319-1058;  Bob McConnell 301-1004;  Ralph Roth 297-1013; Jeff  Mulcaster 328-1055; Tuesday  686; Lee Larsen 260-687;  Dolores O'Donaghey 279-689;  Swlngere: Alice Smith 293-  818; Un Hornet 183-513; Art  Smith 186-525; Gibsons 'A':  Maureen Sleep 238-680;  Kathy Clark 340-750; Don  Sleep 263-703; Terry Cormons  311-824; Wednesday Coffee:  Darlene Maxfield 281-661;  Nora Solinsky 264-657;  Slough-offs: June Frandsen  291-779; Margaret Buchanen  304-673; Ball and Chain:  Donnie Redshaw 227-635;  Freeman Reynolds 298-829;  Phuntastique: Orbita deUs  Santos 238-637; Elaine Middleton 264-641; Jim McQueen  274-687; Ken Robertson  282-745; Don Slack 300-770;  Uglon: Dot Robinson 254-  642; Bill Vaughn 253-631;  Y.B.C.Bantams: Sheila Reynolds 147-292; Danny Hurren  205-368; Juniors: Arlene  Mulcaster 209-552; Michele  Whiting 205-535; David Holding 254-525; Bruce Russell  257-590; Seniors: Sandra  Hanchar 267-605; Mike Maxfield 315-805.  The Sechelt Renegades scored their only goal on this  penalty shot by Robert Joe in a 2-1 defeat at the  Wanderers win  Minor Hockey Association  COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN  Meeting to discuss the proposed changes in  Fisheries regulations for 1979 Salmon  season. With Al Gibsons of the Fisheries  Department.  At Sechelt Senior Citizens Hall, Mermaid  Street, Sechelt.  April 2,7:30 p.m.  PENINSULA  MARKET  885-9721    Davis Bay, B.C.  tide tables  Reference:  Pacific  Point Atkinson  Standard 1  line  Wed.Mar.28  Fri.Mar.30  0520             15.1  0030  7.1  1140                5.4  0635  14.7  1745              14.3  1315  4.2  2345                6.1  1940  14.4  Thnr.Msv.29  Sst.Mar.31  0600              15.0  0120  8.1  1220                4.6  0715  14.2  1850              14.4  1400  4.1  2035  14.2  ��� Groceries ��� Fishing Tackle  ��� Sundries ��� Timex Watches  Open 9���9  7 Days a Week  Sun. Apr. 1  0220 9.1  0750 13.7  1430 4.4  2140 14.0  ���4*7 Mon.Apr.2  ' " 0315 9.9  0820 13.0  1525 4.8  2245 13.9  Tues.Apr.3  0425 10.4  1)900 12.3  1625 5.3  The N.H.L. may yet be far  away from parity in its leagues  but the Sechelt Minor Hockey  Association can boast that in  five of its six divisions, upsets  over divisional winners were  registered in the playoffs.  In the Pup division, it was  the second place Legion #140  beating out the Kin-ucks for  the trophy, with a little help  from the Sabres.  The undefeated T&T  Truckers in the Atom division  got an early scare in the playoffs when they tied the win-  less Elphinstone team 2���2.  T&T bounced back however  in the final game, from a 3���1  deficit to the O.W.L., to win  their championship, 4���3.  It was in the very competitive Peewee division that  really exciting action took  place, with the cellar-dwelling  Standard 'Oilers' edging  second place TBS 2���1, and  then knocking off the league  champs, Legion 109, in a 6���4  thriller. The Oilers, who  finished the year with only a  win and a tie, went undefeated  in the playoffs to win the Peewee crown.  A very game Twin Creek  Peewee team made things  difficult for league winners,  the G.T.'s, just losing a 5���4  decision in the final seconds of  their playoff game. But it was  the Family Mart 'Aces' who  held on to the Bantam championship after placing second  in league play. Trailing 4���1  going into the final period,  the Aces pulled even with  some spirited play and good  goaltending, and eventually  scored the winner to hold the  championship for the second  year, winning 5���4.  Upsets continued in the  Midget division where league  winners, Tyee Flyers (5���1),  failed to win a playoff game ���  it was the Legion 140-23's  (1���6) who pulled the biggest  upset, knocking off the Flyers  8���5 and then blanking the  Weldwood Clippers 5���0 to  bring home the cup I  In Juvenile action, again it  was last to first with the Hapless Anderson 'A's' putting it  all together for the playoffs,  with wins of 4���3 over fhe  division leading Credit Union  Rangers, and 4���1 over Elson  Glass.  Congratulations to all our  "Champs".  Wanderers     win     2���1.  The Elphinstone Wanderers  Soccer Club were rewarded  with a 2���1 win over the visiting Western Underwriters at  the high school pitch on the  weekend.  The first half ended in a  0���0 draw which was controlled by the visitors. However, it was a physical affair  with the Underwriters' goalkeeper leaving the game after  a collision with left winger  hands of U.B.C. Maloneys last Saturday. The game  was marred by a violent outbreak In the second half.  Nick Bergnach, A skirmish leave the game early in the  between Wanderers' right second half. The Wanderers  winger Ken Miles and Rod- missed three regular players.  Another  rugby win  ney McNeil ended In banishment from the game for both  players. Both teams then  played the remainder of the  match short-handed which  left the Underwriters in control in the first half because of  superior ball control.  Early in the second half  Goalie Jan de Reus was sitting out the second half of a  two-game suspension; Gary  Davies was not available due  to work commitments; Frank  Havies is still on the injury  list.  The game was highlighted  by good officiating with coach  Series to Powell River  k.  VLASSIFIEB ADS  The "O.K.Tire" challenge  trophy between Sechelt and  Powell River will take place  this year March 30���31 and  possibly April 1. Due to a  shortage of ice in both Sechelt  and Powell River, the series  has been shortened from a  best-of-five series to a best-  of-three.  The Elphinstone club apologizes to its fans and patrons  that none of the series will  take place at the Sechelt  Arena. Due to the unavailability of ice time on the Saturday evening, the series  been moved to Powell River,  where game times will be  Friday and Saturday evenings  at 8:30 p.m., and Sunday  starting at 2:00 p.m., if a third  and deciding game is necessary.  At press time, it was the  "O.K.Tire" champion  "Taws"   leading   the   final  playoff series 2���1.  The Gibsons Rugby Club  ended its season here at Elphinstone with a win over the  Red Lions of Vancouver by a  score of 13���0. Lex Tierney  scored early in the first half  from a five yard scrum. There  was no convert. Steve Miles  made the score 7���0 with a  penalty kick from 25 yards out.  On a missed penalty by Tierney, Miles scored Gibsons'  second try by touching down  Power  Squadron  The Sunshine Coast Power  Squadron is sponsoring a  VHF licencing course to all  users whether fishermen, tug  and barge operators, or pleasure craft owners ��� in fact,  anyone interested in obtaining a VHF Government Licence, soon to become mandatory to all owners of VHF  equipment.  Registration can be obtained at these centres:  Madeira Park Elementary  on Wednesday, March 14 at  7 p.m.; Sechelt Elementary  on Thursday, March 15, at  7p.m.  Course material booklet  costs 75* and instruction will  be given out on these dates,  followed by an examination at  the end of March. Location  and time will be announced  later, when the date of the  examination is established.  The booklet includes all  the information required  for the licence and anyone  interested in taking the course  but unable to attend on the  dates given above should  contact: Dave Smethurst  886-2864, Gibsons; Chuck  Williams 883-2649, Pender  Harbour.  the loose ball in the end zone  as the Red Lions watched the  bouncing ball. The convert by  Miles was good. There were a  few old faces around for the  game.  With Saturday's win, Gibsons Rugby Club ended the  season with an impressive  11���1���1 record. Playoffs  start this Saturday on the  Elphinstone field, game time  1:15 p.m.  Family  month  The School Board has received a letter from the B.C.  Council for the Family, a  reminder that May is Family  Month, a time to promote  family-centred activities.  The letter and suggestions  contained therein have been  passed along to principals of  all schools in the District.  centre forward Joey Sawer Jan de Reus an official referee  put the Wanderers in the lead ��f the B.C.Referees Associa-  after converting a penalty  shot awarded after he was  taken down in the penalty  area. Shortly after, the Wanderers went ahead 2���0 on a  second goal by Joey Sawer  tion having been requested to  referee as a Vancouver official was not available.  The Wanderers play a  double-header next weekend,  March 31 and April 1, with the  after a pretty play which left first game played in Squamish  the Underwriters' goalkeeper on Saturday and on Sunday  with no chance. Goalie Ken  Honuse lost his shut-out bid  in the last minute of the game  on a header by the Underwriters' centre forward.  The game was very physical  and saw fullback Graham  Chapman injure his leg and  against the league-leading  Sons of Norway at Nanaimo  Park.  Outstanding players of the  game were centre back  Kenny Bland, left fullback  Dan Baker and Joey Sawer.  The win was a good team effort by the whole team.  Juniors win easily  In the Sunday soccer game  between the Elphinstone  Wanderers Juniors and the  West Vancouver Royals, the  home team came out ahead by  a score of 7���3.  The Royals led by a score of  2���1 at the end of the first  half, but the Wanderers  pulled their socks up in the  second and came out the victors. Star of the game was  local boy Danny Dawe.  The Wanderers still hold  top position in their division.  Fitness programme  Spring Programme  April 2 to May 25, 1979: For  more Information on any of  these programmes, please call  885-5440.  GIBSONS  Adult Gymnastics: Monday,  6:30-��:00p.m., Cedar Grove  Elem. Gym, $5.00/8 sessions,  orSl.OOpere've.  Aerobic Dance: Thursday,  7:30���8:30 p.m. Gibsons Ele.  Gym, $5.00/8 sessions, or $1.  per eve.  Aqua Aerobics: Thursday,  9:30���10:00 a.m. Gibsons Pool  Fee: Admission to Pool.  Gymnastics for Elementary  Students: Wednesday, 3.00���  4:30 p.m. Cedar Grove Elem.  Gym. No fee.  Moms & Tots In the Park:  Thursday, 11:00a.m., Dougall  Park. No fee.  WILSON CREEK ft  ROBERTS CREEK  Aerobic    Dance:    Tuesday,  7:00���8:00    p.m.     Roberts  Creek   Elem.Gym,   $5.00/8  sessions, or $1.00 per eve.  Gymnastics   for   Elementary  Students: Mon., Wed., Fri.,  Davis Bay Elem.Gym. 3:00���  4:00 p.m. No fee.  Horizon Theatre Company:  Mon. & Wed. 8:00���10:00  p.m., Roberts Creek Elem.  Gym., $5.00 membership.  Mods k Tots In the Park:  Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. Cliff  GilkerRec.Site.Nofee.  Tumbling for Pre-Schoolen:  Thursday, 1:00���2:00 p.m.,  Wilson Creek Day Care Cen.  No fee.  SECHELT  Aerobic   Dance:   Thursday,  6:45���7:45 p.m.,   Chatelech  Music Room,  $5.00/8 sessions or $1.00 per eve.  Blood Pressure Clinic:  Friday, 1:00���4:00 p.m., Trail  Bay Mall. No fee.  Indoor  Tennis:  Wednesday,  8:30���10:00 p.m., Chatelech  Gym,   $5.00/8  sessions   or  $1.00 per eve.  Moms & Tots In the Park:  Monday, 11:00 a.m., Hackett  Park. No fee.  Teen Activity Night: (High  school students only) Monday,  7:00���9:00 p.m., Chatelech  Gym. No fee.  Women's Softball, "Fitness  Fillies": Monday, 6:00���8:00  p.m., Sechelt Elem. Field.  MSS.   PENDER HARBOUR  Adult    Activities:    Sunday,  7:30-10:00 p.m., PHHS gym,  $5.00/8 sessions or $1.00 per  eve.  Advanced Dance Class: Monday, 4:00���6:00 p.m., PHHS  Mezzanine, $5.00/8 sessions  or $1.00 per session.  Advanced Gymnastics (Students only): Wednesday,  7:00-9:00 p.m., PHHS Gym.  No fee.  Aerobic Dance A Relaxation:  Thursday, 7:30���9:00 p.m.  Madeira Park Elem. Gym,  $5.00/8 sessions or $1.00 per  eve.  Drama at Pantonine "Pender Harbour Theatre Group"  Monday, 7:30���10:00 p.m.,  P.H.Community Hall. No fee.  Moms at Tola Swim: (Anyone  welcome) Wednesday, 1:00���  2:00 p.m., Gibsons Pool. Fee:  Admission to Pool.  Teen Night (High school  students only): Friday, 7:00���  11:00 p.m. P.H.Community  Hall, $1.00 Membership,  plus 25* per eve.  For information on Pender  Harbour programmes, please  call 883-9923.  vV* Sand & Gravel    *tft  Eves  SWANSON'S  READY-MIX LTD.  Eves: 885-2954  ft  886-2652 *l  SWANSON'S  EXCAVATING LTD.  Backhoework  Eves: 885-9085  Office  885-9666  885-5333  Quality Concrete  *���"������- MMiiiniiini Fishing Tips from the Wharfinger  By Gary White  Following articles one and  two, is number three: how to  catch fish with this mess of  line and machinery.  First, back to the store.  Buy the biggest net you can  find. Next, buy some wire rod  holders with the blue plastic  brackets. Army and Navy  sells imitations of the Scotty's  for under $3.00, or pay $8.00  or more for Scotty's.  A   bait   bucket   is   next.  If you have a large boat, a  plastic garbage can is great.  If you are rowing, like I am,  a small galvanized bucket  works for half-a-dozen herring. Heat and light kills  herring so cover them up and  change the water as necessary.  Mount your rod holders as  per instructions and then try  your rods in them. If your  rods point up bend the wire  holder so your rods are parallel to the water. Now swim,  paddle, row, or motor to  where you plan to fish (more  on that later); bait your hooks  by holding a live, slippery,  slimy, squirming herring in  one hand. Stick the top hook  (one barb only) through the  herring's nose cross-ways  (not the head ��� the nose);  the second hook (one barb  only), goes just behind the  fin on the back (not too deep  ���this thing has to be able to  swim). Experiment with depth  but slowly lower the herring to  the bottom by holding the rod  in one hand and pulling the  line out and away from you,  one pull at a time, and count  how many pulls it is to the  bottom.  When the line goes slack  wind up (quickly) about  twenty-one to twenty-seven  turns on the reel. Put the rod  in the holder, making sure the  reel can unwind freely (with  click on). And leave it alone ���  you only have a salmon on  when one of the following  things happens: the reel  starts to scream (that's a  dead giveaway that something has happened); or your  line goes slack (if that happens, wind like a mad man until you feel some tension then  let the fish run). Remember,  fish don't break line, but  fishermen do. Wet your net so  it sinks when you put it in  thc water. Net your 100-  pounder and go home and  eat it.  Coast News, March 27,1979  Community forum  Elphinstone Student Research Productions will interview local politicians at the  Forum on Community Television on April 21/22. They  would welcome any questions  you would like to ask Don  Douglas, chairman of the  School Board. Please send  written questions to ESRP,  Box 770, Gibsons, or phone  886-2204.  Pulse quickening?  Teacher Mel Campbell and his students ran into some difficulties In a kite-flying  contest at Gibsons Elementary on Friday. Despite the occasional mishap the event  was a great success.  CBC Radio  By Maryanne West  ;! AM Radio  ',.' Saturday  The Hornby Collection: 11:05  ,,'p.m.   Part   I,   The   Shadow  .Dancers. A documentary drama by Brian Shein on the relationship    between    ethno-  ', grapher Franz Boas and Kwa-  ���:kiutl shaman George Hunt.  /Part II, short story by David  ,,Slabotsky,   "The  Killing  of  . Haayim Gold", told by two  ,, men on Lasqueti Island.  Sunday  Celebration: 9:05 p.m. Part I,  * Benjamin  Britain's cantata,  , Rejoice  In  The  Lamb,  text  taken   from   the   poem   by  , Christopher Smart.  Part  II,  Visitations. A play about a  dramatic episode in Elizabeth  Fry's prison work, written by  Menzies McKillop.  Gold Rush: 11:05 p.m. Moves  ��� to a new day and time.  Monday  .Conquest: 8:04 p.m.'A new  quiz game with regular panelists    Pia    Shandel,   James  '- Barber and J.J.McCol.  Moderator Chuck Davis.  " Radio-Active:     8:30     p.m.  French  speaking performers  and musicians.  Booktlme: 10:20 p.m. New  time for the nightly serial  readings.  Mostly   Music:   10:35   p.m.  ' Extended   to   85   minutes.  Part 1 of Le Bourgeois Hero, a  'two part conversation piece  ' on the life and music of Ri-  ' chard  Strauss, compiled  by  Glen Gould.  Fm Radio  Wednesday  ;   One to One: 9:04 p.m. Two  ;   views of banking ��� "Square  Peg   in   Financial   Circles"  ;   by Chris Wiggins, a personal  j   account;   and  Stephen  Lea-  ] ' cock's classic recollection of  ;   his financial career, read by  ;" John Drainie.  '   Saturday  | Audience: 9:05 p.m. Part I,  ��� Handel ��� a London concert,  [���with Delia Wallis, mezzo-  ;' soprano and string ensemble  : led by Gerald Jarvis. Part  ; II, My Dear Mr. Butler ��� a  ���'portrait in letters of Samuel  J' Butler, Victorian novelist and  ; his admirer, Miss Eliza Sa-  ; vage. Part III, Elgar's Piano  ; Quintet played by Elyakin  ; ' Tausig and the Purcell Quar-  I tet.  Sunday  {Celebration: 10:05 p.m.  {The traditions of hymn  {singing and an invitation to  {sing along with the Elmer  {Iseler Singers.  {Monday  .'ideas: 8:04 p.m. Wild Ideas  JPart I ��� Dr, John Kanwisher  ���of Woods Hole Oceanography  -Institute talks about telemetry  L  and free ranging animals;  Part II ��� Mark Rollinson  discusses Extraordinary  Popular Delusions And The  Madness of Crowds, an update   of   Charles   McKay's  book of 1841.  CBC Television  Wednesday  Artichoke: Drama special at  8:00 p.m. A television version  of Joanna Glass' hit play,  starring Patricia Collins,  Frank Adamson, Bob Christie and Tamara Tucker.  This drama was shot with a  single portable video-camera  using film techniques.  Sunday  Science Magazine: 7:30 p.m.  Laser Eye Study; Milk Fish;  Biological Clocks in Crabs.  Drama Special: 8:00 p.m.  "The Lion, the Witch and the  Wardrobe", the first of C.S.  Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia,  Part I of the children's classic,  produced by the Children's  Television Workshop. Part II  on Monday.  Drama Special: 9:00 p.m.  "Maria" ��� repeat of 1977  For the Record series. Story  of Italian Canadian who  tried to unionize the factory  where she worked.  Monday  The Lion, the Witch and the  Wardrobe: 8:00p.m., Part II.  Man Alive: 10:30 p.m., The  Pacific Way ��� filmed in Fiji  and the Solomon Islands.  Tuesday  Has Anyone Seen Canada?  9:30 p.m., documentary  special about film making in  Canada. Written by Donald  Brittain.  Pender Harbour  Spring Activities  For everyone who feels the  pulse of spring quickening in  his/her blood and would like  to have a final go at some  vigorous and entertaining  physical activity before those  "lazy, hazy, crazy days of  summer" are upon us, the  Fitness and Recreation Service (sponsored by the Regional Board) is offering a  spring programme of classes  and activities beginning the  week of April 2, and lasting  until May 25. This will be an  abbreviated programme,  including only our most popular activities, and as the Fitness and Recreation Service  has funding only until the end  of August, this may be your  last chance to take part in  many of these. Several of the  classes which were previously offered in several of  our coastal communities ate  this time being given only in  one, and it is hoped that this  chance for a lovely spring  drive ��� or bike ridel ��� to  get to a class in a neighbouring village will seem an  added bonus.  The schedule of programmes here printed will  also be on display and copies  and then receive Jeff Brown's  instruction and help in trying  out favourite pieces of gymnastics equipment ��� trampoline, tumbling mats, parallel  bars, balance beam, rings,  etc. Monday, 6:30���8:00 p.m.,  Cedar Grove Gym.  AEROBIC DANCE: Several  women have recently expressed an interest in Aerobic Dance, but said that they  thought it would be too vigorous for them. Granted, Aerobic Dance is quite fast in  tempo, but the dances are  designed so that they can be  done at "walking, jogging,  or running" pace. Therefore  one can start out very gently,  learning the steps and dancing  very low-key, and as one's  heart and lungs and leg muscles grow stronger, the natural  tendency is to do the dances  with a bit more bounce.  Some of our most enthusiastic  students have been Senior  Citizens I Anyone ��� of any  age ��� who likes to dance and  would like to get in better  shape while doing it is encouraged to join in one of our Aerobic Dance classes in either  Gibsons, Sechelt, Roberts  Creek, or Pender Harbour.  ADULT    ACTIVITIES:     All  adults ��� and parents are  welcome to bring their older  teenage children ��� are invited to come to the  gym of the new Pender Harbour High School on Sunday  evenings from 7:30 until 10:00  p.m. and take part in a variety  of possible activities ��� volleyball, badminton, basketball.  MOMS    &    TOTS    SWIM:  Every Wednesday from 1:00  until 2:00 p.m., Pender  Harbour mothers have a  chance to swim in the Gibsons  Pool while Robi Peters holds  water orientation sessions for  their little ones. Other Har-  bourites are welcome to join  in this hour at the pool set  aside especially for them, too,  and car pool arrangements  are available through Robi at  883-9923. Fee: admission to  the pool.  TEEN NIGHT: An extra special programme I A,t last  there is a place for' Pender  Harbour teenagers to go on  Friday nightl Robi Peters and  the   Pender  Harbour   Com  munity Club are making available the Community Hall as  a Teen Centre, and for an initial membership fee of $1.00  and a 254 admission each  evening, all high school students are welcome to play  pool, shuffleboard, ping pong,  listen to music, and dance  from 7:00 until 11:00 p.m.  every Friday. Refreshments  are sold by the Students'  Council of the school. A big  vote of thanks to the Pender  Harbour Community Club  for their insight in providing  their facility for this need,  and to Robi Peters for organizing it. Hopefully, this can  happen in other areas, tool  available  in the  malls  and   AQUA  AEROBICS:   As   an  other public places. For more   added bonus for people who  information on any of these  classes ��� or on the Fitness  and Recreation Service in  general ��� please call 885-  5440. And please be patient  if you are received by our  "Automatic Telephone  Answering Device" ��� leave  your name and phone number  and it won't be long before a  "real" person calls you backl  And now a special word  about some of our programmes....  ADULT GYMNASTICS:  Anyone, with or without previous experience in gymnastics, is welcome to limber up  want to shape up by swim*  ming, Mary Livingston offers a half-hour of Aqua  Aerobics ��� Aerobic Dance  done on the deck and in the  pool���every Thursday morning from 9:30 until 10:00 a.m.  in the Gibsons Pool. No fee  beyond admission to the pool.  MOMS & TOTS IN THE  PARK: A new programme to  allow Moms ��� others welcome, tool ��� some time to  exercise, walk or jog in some  of our beautiful parks, while  their youngsters  are  enter-  tained with games and some  running around of their own.  Moms are encouraged to help  out with the children's games  for a short time, then have the  chance to be off on their  own. At 11:00 a.m., Monday  in Hackett Park, Tuesday in  the Cliff Gilker Recreational  Site, and Wednesday in Dou-  gall Park. No Fee.  TUMBLING FOR PRESCHOOLERS: Parents are  welcome to bring their preschoolers to Wilson Creek  Day Care Centre every ���or  any ��� Thursday at 1:00 p.m.  where Carole Leibel will introduce them to and help  them with the basics of  tumbling and the development  of body co-ordination. A free  class.  INDOOR TENNIS: Last  chance to get in on the marvellous instructional abilities  of tennis professional Jeff  Brown at Fitness Service  prices! From here on it's  private classes only. Learn to  relax and flow with the natural  rhythm of tennis, and take this  opportunity to develop habits  which will improve your game.  Wednesday, 8:30���10:00  p.m., Chatelech Gym.  WOMEN'S SOFTBALL:  The "Fitness Fillies" are once  more ready for a "swinging"  season, and all women ��� any  age ��� who would like to play  softball just for fun ��� no  rough stuff ��� are welcome to  join the team at its practices on Mondays at 6:00 p.m.  in the field of Sechelt Elementary School ��� middle  diamond. Bring your own  glove.  is proud to announce  that we now specialize in  ��� HONDA Car Repairs.  Bring your HONDA down to Tony or Russ  885-9466  Hwy #101. Wilson Creek  Et      Jmr  GIBSONS READY MIX  QUALITY CONTROL  CONCRETE  886-9412  DID YOU KNOW...  We have all types of  GRAVEL PRODUCTS  Drain Rock ��� Road Mulch ��� Sand-  Washed Rock (Navyjack) - Fill  8 a.m.���5 p.m.  Monday���Friday  Fitness is a national issue.  We call it Body Politics.  1  pamiapacnon.  vnonA-"*  Fishermen! You can win valuable prizes! Enter  BUSINESS FOR SALE  Outstanding unisex fashion business  for sale in Gibsons.  Principals only, phone  Mike Jackson Bus. 112-688-4411  Res. 112-732-6972  Montreal Trust (Realtor)  Outdoors Sweepstakes1!  WEST HOWE SOUND FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT  Public Notice  OUTDOOR BURNING  WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF SAID DISTRICT  Under the provisions of the Forest Act and with co-operation of the  Forestry Service, the West Howe Sound Fire Protection District, and  serviced by the Gibsons Fire Department, will issue Burning Permits  in the following manner:  FROM APRIL 1st TO OCTOBER 31st, 1979  Step No. 1 ��� An application form obtainable at the Gibsons Municipal  Hall, South Fletcher Rd., Gibsons, will be filled out by  applicant and deposited there.  Step No. 2 ��� Twice a week or as required a duly appointed Fire Prevention Officer will take these application forms, personally inspect the proposed burning site, and If approved will  upon the receipt of $2.00 issue a burning permit.  NOTE: No permit is required for a screen covered incinerator.  CARL HORNER, FIRE CHIEF  GRAND PRIZE  Winner's choice of boat -iihI trailer plus h Mercur)  Kit h.p. outboard. Total value io Sk.ihki iki  10 SECOND PRIZES  Ten 11 ne-week tisiunj! trips - for one person - to  remote hMiing camps such as God's Lake,  Manitoba; Alh.ui> River, Ontario, and k.ish.i Lake.  Northwest Terriiorics. Winners will be guestsol  Red lisher and will also appear on his television  shows, filmed on location at Ihe selected camps,  hshing inp winners will also receive a Mercur)  lis hi in; vest and a Zebco rod and reel combination  lor use on their trip. Retail Value of trips ranges  from $490.00.0 SI.260.00.  100 THIRD PRIZES  These winners will each receive Zebco Rod N Reel  lishing tackle combination, valued at $37.95.  100 FOURTH PRIZES  Another hundred winners will each receive a  Mercury fishing vest, valued at $26.95.  SUNCOAST POWER & MARINE  Sechelt  Now's your chance lo win thc  prize of your (I renins during  Mercury Outboard's Greal  Canadian Outdoors  Sweepstakes.  Look what you can win! A  tree limit, trailer and Mercury  NO h.p. out In ia rd.. .and that's  just one prize. There are also  lishing trips. Zebco rod 'n reel  outfits and Mercury Hshlni! vests  to win... and tho're nil  FREE  ��� 211 PRIZES  VALUED AT MORE THAN  $30,000  COSTS YOU NOTHING TO RNTKR"  'Open In realilenh "I' aiindu m-tsiiMiriiltlci  i unicMcnJ��Mat II. bul Karl) Rlnldnwt  uilll.. Ili-M \|>lil 2 fill I.'in "1 llu h.kin'  nipt Si.iIoii iti.ul    jcialllbcdcMilt  .iiiili*iiiiTl,Hl.it .ii ti.ut |udi��i|i.iti!n' Mcrcurj  dculcr  And, while you're at it, be sure to  see the new line-up of dependable, economical, fast-starting  Mercury Outboards.  ��� 'U-WIM'J ^erafthese  Fj��ia3AiaMaVaM participating  | OUTBOARDS | dea/ers  COHO MARINA RESORT  Madeira Park  Free Entry Forms at Your Mercury Outboard Dealer. Come in Now! 10.  Coast News, March ��C 1979.  Sechelt Garden Club  Spring Flower Show  & Plant Sale  Saturday March 31  1:30���4:30 p.m.  Senior Citizens Hall  Admission & Tea 75c  Door Prizes  OrtUOJ-      specif  W��A      oftheWeek  Great family home, 3 bdrm., large LR with  fireplace, close to ferry. Attractive kitchen  d.r. area. Carport and outside storage  space. Only $49,500. Call Larry Reardon,  885-3924.  CENTURY WEST REAL ESTATE (1978) LTD.  Wharf Road, Sechelt, B.C.     885-3271  Wildlife  corner  By Ian Corrance  Sunshine Coast  Fitness & Recreation   Service   885-5440  Church Services  Roman Catholic Services  Ret I.Nicholson, Pastor  Times of Sunday Mass:  (1:00 p.m. Salurday and 12 Noon  Sunday al Sl.Mary's Gibsons  III Sechell: '1:110 ii.m.Oiir Lady of  Lourdes Church, Indian Reserve  I0:00u.m. Holy Family Church  885*9526  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  CHURCH  Highway .V Martin  Sunday School 4:45  Mm Hint: Worship 11:(!()  Evening Fellow-ship 7:(lll  llihlc Study Wednesday    7i30  Pastor Tc<. Boodle  886-71(17 01 886-9482  Affiliated with lhc  Pentecostal \sscmblies of  ('lunula  UNITED CHURCH  9:30a.ni.-St.John's  Davis Bay  11:15a.ni, -Gibsons  88(1.233.1  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENT1ST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sat.. 10 a.m.  Hour of Worship Sal.. II a.m..  St.John's United Church  Davis Bay  Pastor C.Drieberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone:  885-9750 or  883-2736  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School. 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service - 11:00a.m.  Revival- 7:00p.m.  Bible Study- Wed. 7:30 p.m.  I'aslor Nancy Dykes  il  Herons  Keith Simpson from the  Fisheries and Wildlife in Delta  was up again this month,  with his assistant Margrit  Wyborn. Keith was the  one running around in the  middle of the night last year,  trapping great blue herons  and banding them.  On this trip he brought a  fifty foot net with him and  ended up at Oyster Bay tramping around in the mud collecting food samples.  The way he did it was to  have pegs staked at different  positions in the bay, and as  the tide was running out he  took a sweep with the net and  jotted down the contents of the  catch. They did this at each  marker, then when tide  turned, repeated it.  The most common fish in  the catch were sticklebacks,  bullheads came second,  and salmon fry were third.  The bullheads may have been  the most common, but a lot  of them were probably able to  sneak under the lead line.  They were a couple of interesting fish ��� a flounder,  some needle fish, and something unidentifiable on the  spot. The whole bay abounds  with small shrimp, ranging  from about an inch downwards.  What they are trying to  learn from this is the relationship between the food  supply abundance and locations of the birds. At present  there are two schools of  thought. One is that the reason herons stick together is  so they can range in different  directions and find where the  food supply happens to be at  that time. The other is that  they know where the food is  going to be already and just  go there.  I ran out on Friday morning  and picked myself up a pair  of chest waders and joined  them in the mud. It was pretty  interesting and I only got  stuck a few times, but I'll  have to do something about  getting suspenders for the top  of the waders ��� the string  tied to the top button hole  of my jacket will eventually  make me stoop-shouldered.  Keith and Margrit have  gone back to Delta to add up  all their findings and make  some sense out of them, but  they'll be back up again soon  to carry on the programme.  In the meantime if you  see herons starting to look  like they are setting up  home, could you give me a  call and I'll pass it on to them.  I did get a call from Bill  Ferguson at Port Mellon,  saying that they are starting  to congregate in the trees  behind the townsite, so I'll  go and have a look at them  this week.  Roberta Creek marauder  I was talking with Jamie  Stephen, the Conservation  Officer. He was telling me  that he was called out to  the Creek by a woman who  had a "huge black bird with a  six-foot wingspan coming  down and ripping the backs  off her chickens".  The only thing he could  figure it to be is a vulture,  but the strange thing is that it  was leaving its prey behind.  Be interesting to keep an eye  on this and see what happens.  Birds seen lately  There are a couple of trumpeter swans up at Oyster  Bay. While we were there they  circled over us then landed not  trumpeting all  too far away,  the while.    Vince Bracewell told me  he had seen a couple of common merganser and a pair of  hooded, down at the abandoned Jackson's booming  grounds. I went down for a  look and more had moved in.  I spotted seven female and six  male hooded mergansers;  the most I've ever seen together. Vince also saw a  young female peregrine  falcon, and, listen to this,  mountain bluebirds ��� they'll  be worth keeping an eye  open for.  Tony Greenfield saw some  violet-green swallows last  week. Let's hope that this  makes a summer. Wayne  Diakow saw a yeliow-rumped  warbler at Porpoise Bay, and  turnstones at Mission Point ���  I hear that the oystercatchers  are still there too.  Odds 'n Ends  John Hind Smith was telling me of an experimental  programme that might be  tried on he mainland to keep  the mosquito population  down. The next soldier on our  side against them nasty little  insects might be the lowly  stickleback.  The next meeting of the  Birding Cub will be on the  first Thursday of next month.  I'll give you more details  closer to that time.  If you spot anything interesting, give me a call at  886-7817 or 886-2622. My  home number is 886-9151, ta.  A Conservative view  About those shares  By Vic Stephens, Leader  Conservative Party of B.C.  As a free-enterpriser I am  strongly inclined to favour any  reasonable proposal for returning the businesses taken  over by the N.D.P. to private  ownership, but distribution of and fill out an application form  shares     in     B.C.Resources  then   return   some   months  province would receive one,   proposal could not possibly"  but no one received more than  be carried out under norma*;  rules. It has exempted B.C;  one.  A rough outline of the intended procedure has already  been laid down. People are to  go to some office, presumably  a bank or brokerage house,  Investment Corporation to  everyone in the province is  not reasonable ��� it is ridiculous.  Far from being an exercise  in free enterprise it represents  massive political .interference  in the affairs of the corporation, and will result in a colossal foul-up exceeding even the  start-up of I.C.B.C.  later to receive their shares.  In the course of completing  the application there will  have to be a procedure followed to establish that the  applicant is eligible to receive  the shares,' and in the case of a  woman claiming shares for  underage children even that  won't be particularly simple.  There will also have to be  The problems are so im- steps taken at that time to  mense as to make it obvious guarantee that each eligible  that  the premier's proposal person will be able to apply  was never really examined by only at one place, and that will  anyone   with   any   practical take some doing. Obviously  business experience. If it goes there  will  be  some  people  ahead, which I doubt, it will  have to be done at the expense  of the taxpayers; otherwise  it could bankrupt the corporation.  A simple way to grasp the  scope of what is proposed is  to consider what you yourself  would have to do if faced with  the job of distributing 2.4  million certificates in such a  way that every person in the  Keith Simpson and Margriet Wyborn set their net on the tide flats at Oyster Bay to  check feed counts for their studies of the great blue heron.  Coast Services Society  who will beat whatever system is applied, but that is only  a minor part of the problem.  The real trouble is in the expense of making even a halfhearted effort at eliminating  fraud.  It normally costs a minimum of $15 to buy or sell  shares through a broker,  which is a comparatively  simple procedure. That minimum amount multiplied by  2.4 million people equals  $36 million ��� a substantial  proportion of the total worth of  B.CI.R.C.  If that sounds unrealistic  consider I.C.B.C. It sells car  insurance annually to less  than half that number of people, and in most cases the  transaction is not at all  complicated, as the price has  already been worked out and  is printed on the form sent to  the car owner. Yet I.C.B.C.  had to pay $24 million last  year in commissions to agents,  and its internal cost% for  paper shuffling, not counting  the cost of settling claims,  totalled $34 million.  I.C.B.C. is performing a     m^���^^m^������  routine annual operation that   what they are worth. If that is'  requires   only   one' contact   to be the outcome, which  R.I.C. from having to provide;  each shareholder with a;  prospectus giving the facts)  about the corporation's worthy  as an investment, and it has  announced that the free  shares will not be registered;  except for people who accuJ,  mulate one hundred or more. J  Lack of registration means;  that the holder of less than;  one hundred shares will bef  unknown to the company, so!  he will not receive any fi-t  nancial reports or other corn-;  truncations as to its activities,!  will have no standing at its;  annual meetings, and cannot'  even be sent his dividend  cheque in the mail. }  It is stange for the premier;  to talk of introducing the mas*  ses to the rules of the invest-;  ment game when all the rules;  have been changed. It is also;  futile, because even with the;  changes that have been made-  the programme will bury the;  company under sheer weight;  of numbers. Everyone will!  have to go somewhere to;  pick up their dividends by.  presenting some sort of docu-;  ment. Apparently there has-  been no decision yet as to;  just how that is to be done,;  but whatever the system it willj  be a forger's field day.  How much that operation;  will cost cannot be estimated,;  nor can anyone know how;  big a dividend the company;  will be able to pay, but with^  2.4 million shareholders it is  quite likely that the cost of  distributing an annual divi-  dent will be more than the  dividend is worth.  That problem will be reduced, of course, if nearly*  everyoifS sete his shares.'  But if that happens it is sure,  to drive down the price, allow-!  ing a small number of people!  to obtain control of the assets'  that formerly belonged toj  everyone, for  a  fraction of!  By Jack MacLeod  FED UP WITH  REDTAPE  My job is to cut through  red tape and make  government simpler, less  costly and more efficient  for everyone.  Your examples of  unnecessary bureaucracy  at all levels of government  will help me in this task.  Please Write:  Ministry of Deregulation  #201,1208 Wharf Street  Victoria, B.C V8W3B9  ��g-S mi *�� A -{^ScC^JJj  Sam Bawlf, Minister        ^-*-^  At the annual meeting of  the Sunshine Coast Community Services Society Doug  Roy was elected president,  Brian Stelck vice-president,  Helen Fellowes. Secretary,  and Frank West Treasurer.  The meeting also elected  directors as follows: Agnes  Labonte, Hilda Costerton,  Ian Hunter, Alice McSwee-  ney,  Judy  Scott,  Val  Mor  rison, Patrick Cromie, John  Moorby, Ted Dinsley, Jack  MacLeod, Tom Nishimura,  Arthur MePhee, Bud Koch,  Laurie Wilson, Ed Nicholson,  Nancy Stewart, Diane Anderson, Doreen Dock a r  Please note the new name  of the Society ��� 'Sunshine  Coast Community Services  Society'. The word 'Services'  replaces the word 'Resources'  to try to end some confusion  with the Ministry of Human  Resources. ^^^^^^^  The Society was fortunate  to have Mr. Warren McKib-  bin as guest speaker at the  annual meeting. He is president of the St.Mary's Hospital Board which is responsible for setting policy and plan-  with each customer and no  problem of identification.  The share giveaway will  require two interviews, with  an identification problem both  times.  Plainly, distributing free  shares to 2,4 million people is  totally impractical ��� and  that is only the half of it.  The other half is that there is  no way a company the size of  B.C.R.I.C. could operate at a  ning  for current operations  profit if it had to deal with that  u.  and future needs.  The expansion now going on  is part of long term planning.  Earlier boards with the Sunshine Coast Hospital Improvement District Board (a forerunner of the Regional District Hospital Board) planned  the move from Garden Bay  and the opening of the acute  care floor in 1964.         ch 1  predict it will be, then it is i  obvious that the govern-!  ment would be far better!  advised to spare the cost of!  the share giveaway and either ���  sell the company or sell the/  shares in it, in a normal way  and at a realistic price. *>  That might not provide the ;  short-term political benefits ;  that the premier apparently ���  sees in his proposed giveaway J  programme, but it would be/  in keeping with sound busi-'  ness practices which British  Columbians are entitled to.  expect from their government.  Financial assistance  a Management counselling (CASE)  a Management training  a Information on government  programs for business  Can we help you?  ��� Representath  By Kelly Henry  Counsellors have started  asking students about next  year's courses already. The  new graduation policy allows  J  Reasonable Rates  Wednesday,  Province of  British Columbia  Ministry of Deregulation  (Branch Ollice Address)  980-6571  145 West 15th Street,  North Vancouver, B.C.  IMPORTANCE NOTICE  OF  PUBLIC MEETING  Regarding theCheekye-Dunsmuir  500 kV Transmission Line  IPIace: Madeira Park Community Hall  Pate: March31,1979 Time: 10:00a.m. until 4:00p.m.  Representatives of the B.C.Hydro and Power Authority, the B.C. Environment and Land Use Committee, and the Sunshine Coast Regional District  will be in attendance to answer questions and record  the concerns of residents and property owners  regarding this proposed transmission line project.  The summary report of the alternate corridors  through the Sechelt Peninsula, which are under  consideration, may be obtained by contacting the  offices of the Sunshine Coast Regional District,  1248 Wharf Road, Sechelt, B.C. Office hours are  from Monday to Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  and Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.  Sunshine Coast Regional District  PO Box 800  Sechelt, B.C.V0N3A0 Telephone - 885-2261  many shareholders.  The  government  has   already provided proof that its  Elphinstone news  * students to take sixteen cour- j  ses, with students passing at /  least fourteen of the courses.'  Our present timetable allows  each student only eight subjects per year. Last year's J.  timetable allows students tojj  take twenty courses. The main -1  reason the school changed it's '  timetable was to eliminate the j  senior repeat block (same'  class twice in a row).  This year's timetable has,  four different classes every ;  other day for one hour and ;  fifteen  to  twenty   minutes. ;  Many students and teachers ;  alike, feel these classes are J  too long, especially for ju-}  niors.  Last year the time-.  table allowed five classes of  an hour per day, on a rotating  basis   with   five   different  classes the  next semester.  Rotating days are much easier  on everybody, and the semester involves far less marking  for the teachers. The idea of  having a class every other  day is harder on all. It's easier to forget, and the teacher  has to review. Although, it  is an extra day to reflect, and  work on assignments,  The whole problem arises  INCOME TAX SERVICE  a located at  CONFIDENTIAL  -Z-z_    BUSINESS SERVICES  SEA-VIEW PLACE   GIBSONS  Personal &  Small Business Returns  886-9636  Please turn to page fourteen  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES Coast News, March 27,1979  11.  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Please phone the Coasl News.  ���MtWsrii/ o��no��jnctin��nt/     .announcement/  Proud grandparents Ralph and  Gail Roth of Gibsons, B.C. sre  plessed to announce the arrival  of their daughter Lee-Ann's  bsby girl, Tsnys Lynn limbs on  March 6, 1979, weighing 9 lbs.  3 oz. st Surrey Memorisl Hospital. #13  imtftt/.  Coast News  Classifieds  Box 460, Qlbsons, B.C.  VON IVO  CLASSIFICATION:  Eg. For Sale, For Rent, etc  1 1 1 1 11 1  - _:::::::: ::: :::::::: :::d  DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON-  House and/or pet sitter available. Also looking for fresh fsrm  eggs. 886-7526. #13  GOwoas School sf Ifesatos  Dance ��� Spring wiitihspi st  the Twilight Theatre. Tsssdey,  March 27i acrobatics by Miss  Marie Wilson. FM. Man* 30i  Modem Dance by 'Terminal City  Dance'. Regilar Clsssss rt-com-  meiice April. Bsllet, Jazz, Acro,  Tsp, Spanish. Pie-School Ctas-  sesi Acrobatic Apr. 3 (10 week  course); Ballet April 7 (10 week  course); Movement to Music  April 21 (S week course). AMI  Beginners Classes! Bsllet, Wednesday Apr. 4. Jazz, Thurs.  Apr. 5. For details snd registration for workshop snd classes, PH Mrs. Milward, 886-  2531. #13  Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings.  For information call 886-9696  or 886-9904. #26  ki Passed away March 18,  1979, Peter Pawliuk, late of  Gibsons, sged 65 yesrs. Survived  by his loving wife Aleisndrs,  one daughter Phyllis McLellan of  Edmonton; 2 sons ��� Ken snd  Reg of Edmonton; six grandchildren; three brothers and three  sisters. Remains were forwarded  to Edmonton where funeral service snd Interment took place on  Msrch 22. Devlin Funeral Home,  in charge of arrangements.  King. Psssed swsy sfter s lengthy illness on Msrch 18, 1979,  Catherine SommervuTe King of  Vancouver, sged 66 yesrs. Survived by her loving husband,  Oliver; son and daughter-in-  law, Robert and Diane King;  daughter and son-ln-lsw, Ksth-  leen tad Warren McKibbin,  Sechelt; four grandchildren,  Susan, Alison, Eileen snd David;  brother, John Hunter, Squsmish;  cousins In Edmonton snd Scotland. Deceased hsd lived ss s  young child ia West Sechelt,  snd Ister wss s summer resident  on Keats bland. The Rev. Dr.  Roy Ball of First Baptist Church  conducted the funeral service In  the Mt. Pleasant Nunn Ic Thorn -  son Chapel on March 21. Interment, family plot, Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby.  NEW!  DOMESTIC HOUSE CLEANING  886-9351  Wash walls, floors, ceilings.  Y   Jb��g*isMit...^S|  lUwaauinV  Dusting, vacuuming, inside windows  Hardwood floor care.  Total Interior clean-ups.  Along with total carpet care.  Daily,  weekly,  monthly,  yearly.  Concord Carpet Care Ltd. ����  Thais how lul a rlautifird  want ad -sort*: Clew oul  unoanlrd    artirkt    and  S.O.A.P.  SAVE OUR ARENA  PLEASE  Watch for  exciting events  Coming Soon  oppoilwnUlt/  maa+tW  Are you tired of searching a  ready-to-wear rack looking for  what you never find? Then  treat yourself to a made-to-  measure outfit, for men or  ladies. Speciality ��� formal  wear. Also alterations, designed and assembled by a  qualified European tailoress  (formerly of Hamburg Tailors  Inc., Germany). By appointment. 886-2415. tfn  JANE'S" fQ  . Hours:  Fri. & Sat.  10 a.m ���5p.m.  Appointments anytime  Call 886-7621  im  Does anyone know where the  town of Resharken is?  For any of your questions or  answers write TRIVIA Bos 460,  Gibsons, B.C. tfn  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  AmmAAAAA a wa^raawai  Sob Kelly Clean-Up  Basements ��� Yards ��� Garages  ��� Anything  Dumptruck for hire  7 days a week  886*943.) Box 131, Gibsons  tfn  A..m.mm.ml.��..mm��  WWWWWwWWWWWwHWwHTH  The Fitness Service  number is  885-5440  Coast Business Directory  ********* AUTOMOTIVE  *********     ********* ELECTRIC  ECOnomy RUTO PRRTS Ltd.  Automobile, Industrial  and Body Shop Supplies  Sechelt    885-5181  Lj^,s TomFlieger   Phone 886-7868 |  ^WLectrical  nQ1  ONTRACTING  Box 214, Gibsons, B.C.  VON 1VO  f******** PLUMBINS **********  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING-PIPEFITTING-STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed j  ���    I  <  P. M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  JI       P.O. Box 609  I      Sechelt, B.C.  Bus. 885*2332  IP      V0N3A0  fles. 886*7701,  need QMS?  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  and Electric Ltd.  Bill Achterberg  886 9033  T&T Plumbing & Heating  Service renovation  & contract plumbing  886-7838    Rick Wray, Manager  COAST INSULATION COMPANY  Ph. 886-9297  "INSULATION-INSTALLATION"  'FIBERGLASS BATTS"  "BLOWN IN INSULATION'  Residential (New & Existing Houses) & Commercial  ^5j|& Ettrappan MotovB  IP " We specialize in Volkswagen Repairs  fiarts   885-9466 *honda*  ANDREASSEN    ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving Ihe Sunshine Coast  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  ******* FLOOR COVERING'  ******* BUILDING SUPPLY ********  (w^m  !&j��-gn 3��* M* PLguooi  ffyJSr'W]  s I Taannwaiaaauj  Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bltolds,  Construction Plywood, and all Accessories.  �� OklltU    t'LltucJ     _Wf  * t't'tct-iic  cMcut  Days    886-2756  Evenings 886-9261  CARPET-CABINET-CERAMIC CENTRE  Open Thurs.. Fri.. Sat.  10a.m.���5p.m.  Howe Sound Distributors Ltd.  North Road, Gibsons, B.C. 886-2765  v.  Cadre Construction ltd.  Replacements and Storm Windows  Expertly Installed  Fayne Road, Gibsons  886-2311  ******** MISC. SERVICES *********  A****** DRIFTWOOD CRAFTS * AND******  CRAFT SUPPLIES ^  SEWING NOTIONS  JEWELRY.  WOOL  ^Sunnycrest    Shopping    Centre, Gibsons    886-2525  .86-2086 GIBSONS LANES Hwy101fy  Open Bowling Hours: Friday &'-  Saturday   7 p.m. to 11 p.m.  i>  and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Q|  CERAMIC-QUARRY TILE-  MOSAIC  RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL  2!!*1     ��� IIFPORETILF      JOHNLEPORE  Gibsons, B.C.       al.LErvnC IILC       ph(|n9  VON 1V0  886^097     _  s*  "Serving  Langdale  to  Earls Cove'  VILLA CONSTRUCTION  CUSTOM HOMES & ADDITIONS  Sat.-Sun.   PH.- 885-3929        Weekly  All Day After 5 p.m.  V  Free  Estimates  886-7318  Located next to Windsor Plywood p.o. Box 748  Residential & Commercial Roof Trusses Gibsons, B.C  PERMATRUSS FABRICATORS  (Gibsons) Ltd.  **********   EXCAVATING    *******  J.B.EXCAVATINQ        886-9037 >  Water, sewer, drainage Installation  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields  Quality Farm 6 Oaneten Supply Ltd. -  886-7527  Pratt Rd.,  Gibsons  �� Feed  * Pet Food  * Fencing  * Fertilizer  Cadre Construction Ltd.  Framing, remodelling, additions  HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION  I Payne Road, Gibsons 886-2311J  Concord Carpet Care  886-9351  CARPET & UPHOLSTERY  SAME DAY SERVICE  I GIBSONS-SECHELT-PENDER HARBOUR  Terry Connor  880-7040  PAINTING CONTRACT  BoxO-iO, Gibsons. B.C.  /V\ TRANSWEST HELICOPTERS f___\  ^ffa,) (1965) LTD. \*t*)  >������y Charter Helicopter Service  Box 875 886-7511 Gibsons  Classified  aggregates  Siaal 7?tftl��t\mtttt tdtd.  mmww^^a^^maF   mar m^m^a^mAwmmrArw^mm^^ww  ^^mrm^wA  EXCAVATING ��� LAND CLEARING  ROAD BUILDING GRAVEL  886-Q830  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving A Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials lor Sale  P hone 886*2664     Member Allied Van Lines     RR  l. Gibsons  T.V. SERVICE  Sunshine Coast T.V.  Mon. to Sat. 9:30-5:30 885-9816  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTO.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs lor VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  Gutters Phone: Eaves Troughs  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  Commerciai          885-2992       Maintenance  Residential Continuous  886*9597  GIBSONS SAND & GRAVEL LTD  EXCAVATING - LAND CLEARING  ROAD BUILDING GRAVEL  Classified aggregates      883-9313  C & S Construction   . _ mm, .�� ��_    Renovations  Fiberglass Sundecks m Finishing  Dennis Collins  Daryll Starbuck  8W.-47-W  886*7100  CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Eacavaiions < Drainage Water'mes elc  Ph  885*2921  Roberts   Creek  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  THOMAS HEATING  ! ; I,   i <   i ��� ��� < ��� i- ���-��� - i ��� ���    ���'  f  886-7111  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon lo Ole'j Cove  885*9973  Commercial Containers available  Custom Engine & Marine  MOBILE MARINE SERVICE  COMPLETE ENOINE REBUILDS  Harry Drake UoteStd  SSU-SUHU Ultimnt, B.C. YDS I Yu 12.  Coast News, March 27,1979.  work wonted       work wonted        moth wonted        woih wanted  Gibsons Tax Service  886-7272*  A.JACK * 886-7272  ANYTIME  AVERAGE TAX PREPARATION $10.00  SENIOR CITIZENS $5.00  1767 Martin Rd., Gibsons, B.C.  ror Eiploelve Requlicments:  Dynamite, electric or regular  caps. B line E cord and safety  fuse. Contact Gwen Nlmmo,  Cemetery Road, Gibsons. Phone  8*6-7778. Howe Sound Farmer  Institute. tfn  WINDOW  CLEANING  Hourly or Contract  FREE ESTIMATES  885-5735 mornings  Furniture     Refinishing:      Free  Estimates: Pick up St Delivery.  886*2650 after 5 tfn  Landscaping and Garden main  lenancc. Fruit Trees, ornamentals  pruned; hedges trimmed. Flower  gardens installed and maintained.  RototlUing . Call after 5 p.m.  886-9294 ,f���  Planting a garden this spring?  Give us a call to have it tilled.  885-5328 eves. tfn  Will babysit in my home weekdays. Call Sue, 886-9890.        #13  PENINSULA  ROOFING  & SHEET METAL  All Types ol Pooling  & Re-Roofing  Henry Rodriguez  Sechelt     885-9585  Bob Beaupre  885-3531  Trev Goddard  886-2658  Pat Murphy  885-9487  FOR ALL  YOUR  REAL  ESTATE  NEEDS  Seeking protected waterfront on Gambler. New  Brighton or West Bay areas.  136' OF BLUFF WATERFRONT: With fantastic view, 4 B.R., 3  baths, 3 brick F.P.'s, livingroom, famlly room, rec room and  large sewing room plus a 2 B.R. guest cottage with brick F.P.  and all services. $110,000 or consider dividing guest cottage olf  to adjacent neighbour to reduce cost.  BEAUTIFUL TUDOR STYLE: 3 bedroom with two brick fireplaces, two sundecks, some ocean view. In well treed, quiet area.  $62,500  MARLENE RD: Side-by-side duplex. 2 bedroom homes wilh  separate dining, laundry facilities, etc., monthly rentals almost  *50u- F.P. $55,000  GOWER POINT RD: Subdividable property of 2.38 acres. Split  off six R.1 lots and retain for yourself a beautiful 2 BR log home,  two baths, modern kitchen, stone fireplace on one-half acre.  F.P. $110,000  BALS LANE: Totally remodelled 3 BR starter home with view of  Keats and the Bluff. Backs onto ravine. F.P. $34,900  ON THE BLUFF: 3 BR home with unobstructed view from  Lantzville to the Malahat for only $48,500  SARGENT RD: Cedar contemporary 4 BR, ensuite, 2 brick f.p.  and 1 brick bar. Sunken living and rec rooms, large sundeck,  concrete drive, Georgia Strait and Gibsons Harbour view.  F.P.$69,900  SARGENT RD. GIBSONS: Excellently constructed and designed  4 B,1 family home with high side view. Brick FP In rec room and  LR, latter with heatilator. Ensuite, generous storage facilities,  utility and workshop areas. Carport. Well finished and landscaped. $63,500  DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY: Six adjoining properties in  Lower Gibsons, ideal for townhouse, condominium or?????  Call for detailed information.  P.O.Box 1341.  Sechell  CLAPP  CONCRETE  ���Pallos *Fo��ndallons  ���Floors        .���  Drlve"'.'  ���Custom Work  Wayne 'Free Estimates  Clapp  885-2125  ahn__Wp___^^^  Most trees, like pets, need care  and attention and trees are our  specialty.  * Topping  * Limbing  * Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed service.  Peerless Tree Services Ltd.  885-2109  Journeyman Carpenter ��� finishing carpenter and cabinet maker.  If a quality job at a competitive  rate is what you are after, you've  found it, no job too big or small.  For a free estimate, call Guy  Curwen, at 885-5328, eves.     tfn  HOME SERVICES  Eavestroughs cleaned and repaired, light carpentry work,  tree cutting, cleanups and pickups, or whatever you have in  mind. Just ask us.  FREE ESTIMATES  886-9503  #19  Work Wanted  Two hardworking brothers aged  14 and 16 will do gardening,  clean up, handyman jobs, etc.  Separately or together in lane-  dale���Gibsons area. Phone 886-  7237.     mis  D&R Construction site cleanups,  free estimates. 886-9324.       #14  MUSIC  LESSONS  YOU ENJOY  886-9030  esste  uMoM'  180H  Piano & Organ  Begin at age 4 and older  1614 Marine Drive, Gibsons  pel/  foi /ok  Rototill your garden now, Creek  Services. 886-9654. Backhoe,  dumptruck, Haul anything.  Reasonable rates. #13  -SDSb  ���������������������������������������������������������s  New console stereo with warranty, $250. Fridge, perfect  condition, $250, and 21 cu  ft freezer, $250. 886-7424  after 6 p.m. Ask for Al  New mobile building 10x14,  could be used for workshop or  conversion. Ph. 886-2762 or trade  on mortgage. #15  3 channel radio control system,  $250 with plane and engine  $350.885-2468. #13  PROFESSIONAL  DOG GROOMING  for small breeds.  Poodles a Specialty  Bathing, Grooming,  Nails & Ears  For Information:  Call Sharon 886-2084  STAMP COLLECTORS  Canada, Aust. on approval,  with 1st order $2.50 or more, a  Royal Visit/RCMP 1st day cover as a bonus. Want lists  welcome from serious collectors, ask for our list of Canadian specials. G&E Enterprises, Hopkins Landing,  B.C.V0N2A0. #14  SUNNYCREST  SHOPPING  CENTRE  886-2277  G  K  IBSONS  KEALTY  VANCOUVER  TOLL FREE  682-1513  AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  RR#2, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0  CONVEYANCING-REAL ESTATE CONSULTING-APPRAISALS-    NOTARY PUBLIC   -  CREEKSIDE PARK: In the Village of  Qlbsons dote to schools and shopping.  Two large bedrooms in this completely  furnished double wide home. Sunny lot  on quiet cul-de-sac. Carport and landscaping now In progress. $47,500. Now  open for Inspection. Call our office for  details.  POPLAR LANE: Brand new three bedroom home, ensuite, Cull basement.  Walking distance to schools, shopping  and recreation. Fantastic price (or a new  home of this size. $45,900  1760 SCHOOL ROAD: Cozy, comlorta-  ble four bedroom older home on large lot.  Conveniently located between upper and  lower Gibsons. Several fruit trees. Zoned  for multiple dwelling. Excellent starter  home and a good investment and holding  property. $32,000  OAVIS RD: Ideal starter or retirement  home. Only two blocks from schools and  shopping. This three bedroom home has  everything you need for comfort and  convenience. The carport could easily be  converted to a family room and a separate  carport could be built on many sites  within the extra large landscaped lot.  838,500  1402 ALDERSPRING ROAD: Two story  home on quiet cut-de-sac with view  overlooking Qlbsons Harbour. Three  bedrooms on main floor. Fully furnished  Suite on ground floor. Completely fenced  and In lawn. Close to park, tennis courts  and shopping. $47,800  TRICKLE8ROOK DRIVE, in the Village  of Gibsons Three bedroom mobile home  with two full bathrooms Fully skirled and  set up and ready for you lo move in.  Situated on nicely treed lot. Close to  schools and shopping. $29,900  LOOKOUT AVENUE: Near new three  bedroom home In good condition on large  view lot In new subdivision just past the  Sunshine Coast Arena in Sechelt. Boating  facilities cloae by. Owner Is transferred  and you may have immediate possession.  151,900  WHARF ROAD; Executive home. Large  Spanish style home. Oeluxe In every  respect. Finished on two floors with quality workmanship and materials. Large  sundeck and carport plus separate  Mated double garage, targe lot mostly  A bargain at 880,000  CRUCIL RD: Bright and spacious three  bedroom family view home In excellent  condition located within easy walking  distance to schools and shops. Large  kitchen with built-in dishwasher and Indirect lighting. Two fireplaces. Huge recreation room, Lots of extra space in daylight basement for den or extra bedroom and workshop. $50,900  CHAMBERLIN RD: Executive home on  acreage over 2,100 square feet of floor  area. Two fireplaces, formal livingroom  and dining room. Family room and eating  area. Double attached garage. All on 4.38  acres. $07,500  HILLCRESTRD: PRIC* REDUCTION on  this three bedroom house. Only one year  old. On a view lot on quiet cul-de-sac.  Close to shopping, schools and transportation. 149,000  CHERYL ANNE PARK ROAO: Lovely  two bedroom home In Roberts Creek.  Sliding glass doors In dining room  open onto the sundeck. Some view of  Georgia Strait and only one block to  beach access Owner has already purchased another home and must sell now.  $37,000  OAVIS & SHAW ROAD: A Gold Medallion four bedroom famlly home. Three  levels of luxurious living. Four bedrooms,  two bathrooms, two hot water tanks.  Famlly room, rec room and utility. Double glazed windows and separate entrance to basement. $57,000  O'SHEA RD: Nice little house on very  nice lot at a terrific price. If it's your first  home and you qualify you can receive the  $2,500 grant which doesn't have to be  repaid. $27,500  MARINE DR: Soemes Point, Gibsons.  Ideal summer home on beautiful large  view lot. Beach access just across the  street. Good recreational or holding property. Large covered sundeck overlooking  Keats Island and Howe Sound. Vendor  will consider carrying Agreement for  Sale.                                           $33,500  LORRIE GIRARD  886-7760  JON MCRAE  885-3670  ANNEGURNEY  886-2164  CHRIS KANKAINEN  885-3545  FAIRVIEW RD: Ranch style home on Vi  acre. Nice setting with glimpses of the  ocean through the trees. Tastefully  decorated with large rooms. Master  bedroom Is 16x11 Including ensuite.  Room for full sized dining sultel Living-  room has large antique brick fireplace  and sundeck Is full length of the house.  $57,500  GRANDVIEW RD (off Pine): Lovely  three bedroom ranch style home situated  on secluded and fully landscaped Vt acre.  Southern exposure combines privacy  with view of Georgia Strait and Vancouver Island. Huge carport allows for easy  addition of a famlly room and still leaves  a carport. Sundeck accessed from living  room and master bedroom. Floor to ceiling cut rock fireplace, thermopane  windows. Winding concrete driveway and  many other features. $63,500  LANGDALE: This non-basement Langdale three bedroom view home features  extensive use of granite on exterior and  huge walk-around fireplace. Modern  kitchen has solid walnut cabinets and  built-in dishwasher. A garage and workshop round out the picture. $40,500  LOTS  LANGDALE RIDGE: Lot 8 Davidson  Road. Bargain price on this lot amongst  attractive new homes on quiet cul-de-  sac. $0,050  GLASSFORD RD: This must be the best  buy on the market. 03x100 cleared.  Sewer and water connected. Culvert and  fill. Ready to build. $10,000  BURNS RO: Good building lot, 66x  130, on flat land in Gibsons Village. Four  blocks from Post Office, stores and  transportation. Lightly treed. Three  blocks Irom ocean. All services available. $11,000  SKYLINE DR: This 70xS9x 131x122'  lot with expansive view of the Bay  Area and Gibsons Village Is very well  priced. $11,500  POPLAR LANE: Beautiful Hat building  lot with view of North Shore Mountains.  Located on the end of a quiet cul-de-  sac only t block lo Sunnycrest Mall  Shopping Centre end schools. All services Including sewer. Adjacent to grass  playing Held. $14,100  SKYLINE DR: Irregular shaped lot with  great view of Village, the Bay, wharf and  boats. An area of very nice homes. 100  feel on Skyline Drive. Approximately 180  feet In depth.                            $13,500  PARK ROAD: Gibsons. Excellent prospects for the one who holds this potentially commercially zoned 5 acres. Lightly  cleared, close lo shopping centre and  schools. $50,000  TRAIL ISLANDS: Large waterfront lot  with small cove for moorage. Beautiful  view on three aides. Excellent fishing  spot on your doorstep, Call A let us show  you this waterfront retrei I 117,000  ARNEPETTERSEN  886-9793  POPLAR LANE: Village lot handy to all  amenities. 65x135. Very reasonably  priced at $0,900  PINE ROAO: Want to build a solar  house? Even If you don't, check this .97  acre with southern exposure with water  view, down Pine Road where the sun  concentrates. Also subdividing In half  would be considered. 810,500  LANGDALE RIDGE SUBDIVISION:  Fantastic view lots. An area of new and  varied homes. These lots offer themselves to many different building locations. Enjoy privacy and the view of Howe  Sound. Priced from $12,900  SCHOOL & WYNGAERT ROADS:  Only 4 of these Duplex lots left. Beautiful view properties overlooking the Bay.  Close to schools and shopping. All  lots perfectly suited to alde-by-side or  up-down duplex construction. Priced at  $15,500 and $10,500.  HILLCREST RD: Beautiful view lot on a  quiet cul-de-eac In an area of new homes,  All underground services. Cleared and  ready for building. $8,000 down, balance  by Agreement for Sale. $17,  ABBS RD: View of Bay area and Georgia  Strait Is yours from this beautiful lot In  area of elaborate homes. Two blocks to  schools and shopping. $19,1  SANDY HOOK: Terrific waterview, Recreational lol wilh western exposure for  those lovely summer sunsets. Has water  and power. Vendor will look at all offers  to 810,000  FIRCREST RO: Over 20 nicely treed  building lots to choose from. 01x131.  We will arrange to have a home built  for you. Located a short drive down  Pratt Road. Priced at $0,700each,  CREEKSIDE PARK ESTATES: Located  on North Road In Glbaona. Zoned for  mobile and conventional homes. All lots  on sewer, water, hydro and all within  three blocks of the shopping centre,  schools and medical clinic. Priced from  810,80010 $18,000  OLE'S PLACE: Off Marlene Road. Lots  13 & 15 In nicely developed area. These  lots are level with easy building sites.  Many large trees and nice landscape In  surrounding area. Zoned R2 and situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-eac. Lot  13 - 812,000, Lot 15 - $11,800.  GIBSONS VILLAGE: We offer you 1/3  of an acre of park-like property located  within Gibsons Village. Haa creek flowing through this secluded private area,  Needs Imaginative owner to bring out  full potential. Offers lo $10,50011  GIBSONS: Approximately 16 acres.  2nd growth trees, level, great for a hobby  farm. Close to Gibsons. Good holding  property and priced at only $4,000 per  acre. See this now. Large acreages are  getting scarce. 184,000  JAYVISSER  STEVE SAWYER  885-3300    DAVE ROBERTS  885-2691 886-8040  fof  /ole  Spring Bulbs  Glads. Begonias  Dahlias, etc  Specialty Seeds  Rose Bushes  Fruit Trees  and Shrubs  Perennials  Seed Potatoes  Onion Sets  Strawberry and  Raspberry Plants  Asparagus Roots  Lime, Garden  Fertilizers  Quality  Farm & Garden  Supply Ltd.  Lab-Airedale puppies need good  homes. 886-9409; 886-2887.    #13  a, ^Am  HTusic Weavers  New & Used  Albums & Tapes  The Home of People's Prices  t,       886-9737  M-MMNMMMMMMMM  Try  Macleods   Sechelt.  All  plumbing supplies  at   saving prices.  MMM  885-2171  ���MMMM  Rose beige wool carpet 15x12',  matching runner 10x4'; $200.  885-3389. #14.  Macleods Sechelt  deliver to Gibsons,  Roberts Creek, etc.  Give  us a call.  885-2171  MMMMMMM  42 sq. yard (31'6*xl2' wide)  Crossley���Karastan carpet, new.  Reg. $22.95 per sq.yd. Will sell  for $14.95 per sq.yd. 885-3424.  #14  Office desk for sale. Nearly new.  $250. Ph. 886-9972. #13  1972 8' o/h camper, stove,  icebox, good cond., $1,650 o.b.o.  1972 Suzuki 250 dirt, runs, needs  work, carb overhauled, $250 obo.  Sony AM-FM Cass-Record stereo  $275, 3-way bookshelf speakers,  $125 pr. or $350 comb. 3x6 pool  table $75; 886-2647 or 886-2335  after 7 p.m. ask for Rob.        #15  Ashley stove and harvest gold  acorn fireplace. 885-3605.      #15  12 cu.ft. standup freezer, $50;  1971 V.W. body, $40; 12 ft.  fiberglass sailboat. $200. 885-  5226. #13  Fir logs located Pender Harbour,  682-7121. Ask for Bob Brooks. #13  3 ton chain hoist  $100  Depth sounder  50.00  Chry.Hcat Ex.  150.00  Lawn roller  10.00  Va "Elec.hammer drill  200.00  Cobra drill steel(new)  25.00  Chain cinches H.D. ea  10.00  Scuba gloves new  10.00  Scuba watch new  45.00  Evenings 886-2861  #13  oorden equipment;     help wonted  C Spring Stocttl  Garden Supplies  & Tools  Macleods 885-2171  | RICH BLACK DELTA SOU  16 yds. del. 1190  112-584-6240  tfn  for /ale  New rim ft tire 800x16.5 for Ford.  8 hole, never used $50, or trade  for 750x16 rim & tire for Ford,  8 hole. 886-2105. #15  Porch SaJei Everything but the  porch! Beach Ave., Roberts  Creek on Fri. Mar. 30 and Sat.  31st, from 11:00 a.m. on. Vt mile  west of the store. Watch for  signs. #13  Lined floor length drapes, blue  green beige, like new $85;  queen size beige bedspread,  cotton $30.885-3908. #13  One owner, Monarch electric  cement mixer, nearly new condition. $225.885-3582 eves.    #13  Fiberglass septic tank $100;  truck canopy $15; want to buy  boat trailer, life jackets, anchor.  886-9503. #13  886-2912  Gibsons  Lawn Mower,  Chain  Straw-horse manure for sale,  delivered for $35 a p.u. load.  Eves. 886-9470. #13  wonted  40 gal. hot water tank $80; glass  Swedish steel f.p. door 37" w/2  8* L, never used $100; new linoleum 12'x6'/i' $28; Lawn-boy  mower $75; used wall oven,  vent hood & range top, range  needs rewiring, best offer. Ph  886-9177. #15  1974 Security Camper for import  pickups; 3 way fridge, furnace,  stove, toilet & jacks. $1,300.  Ph 886-2404. #16  Early Special: Rotted manure,  also top soil from East Delta.  536-3732. #16  Horse Manure for Sale  886-2160 tfn  Experienced baker for summer  relief. June to September inclusive. Contact Shop-Easy Bakery, Mr. B.Blackwell, or ph. 885-  9823; #15  Part-time, 2 days per week,  special needs worker, to work  with child in day-care setting.  Call 885-2721 for Information.  Part-time physiotherapist trained  in C.P. work, to work with child  in day-care setting. Call 885-  2721 for information. #13  wonted to rent  w  Couple with Labrador and cat  require immediately small cabin  on reasonable-sized lot. Must  have phone and bathroom;  elec and stove not essential.  Roberts Creek to Port Mellon  area. 886-2647. #15  ^oUagewanle?  to Rent Year Round  with some charm and  a sea view  For Single Person  Call Judith Stapleton  mobile home/  Responsible couple seek cottage  or small house on Gower Point  Road (or other sunny location)  for year-round rental, or to buy.  Please call 886-2693 in the evenings.  Wooden framed windows. 885-  5328.        #14  Trumpet in good condition. To  be used in school band. Reasonable. Phone 886-7839 after 6  p.m. #14  Wanted 1���2 acres mature woodland property with cabin and  vehicle access. Van. 687-4209. #13  Wanted 10' or 11' overhead  camper. 886-7070. #13  Wanted to Buy: Logs or Timber.  Fir, Hemlock, Cedar ������ Porpoise  Bay Logging Ltd. 885-9408 or  885-2032. tfn  ATTENTION LOGGERS  Alder, Maple Sawlogs wanted,  F.O.B., any B.C. saltwater dump.  Call   Jacobson-Phillips,   collect  684-6236. #13  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Ccdar  I.&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds. Twin Creek  8 mm movie projector. Must be In  good condition. 886-2929.       #13  WANTED: Enclosed metal  shower compartment for bath,  renovations. Also 2 burner  stove with oven (elec.). 886-  2894 eves. tfn  Timber wanted: Fir. hemlock,  cedar and poles. Top prices.  Let us give you an estimate.  D&O Log Sorting Ltd. Phone  886-7896 or 8867700. tfn  Working girl required to share  expenses. $250 per month.  Phone 886-9972. #15  A cement swan to replace  the one stolen off my gate post  s_6_mi_mmm_wm,___mJ_s  wonted to rent  Doctor working on Peninsula  July to Dec. wishes to rent small  house or cottage near the sea.  112-733-0484 or write Dr. J.  Harper #11-1166 W. 11th Ave.,  Vancouver. V6H1K4. #14  Responsible couple seek cottage  or small house on Gower Point  Road (or other sunny location)  for year-round rental, or to buy.  Please call 886-2693 in the evenings.  Small vacation trailer for late  spring, perhaps into summer.  By responsible working couple.  886-2894, eves. tfn  regta  12x55   EstiL Wb,   2   B.R.,  FridgC ftqjfVdishwasher.  Wcetlent Condition  Will Del. or Pad Avail.  24x40   Highwood,   2   B.R.,  Ensuite Bath. Last of low-  priced    Doubles.    Available  for immediate del.  1979 models in stock now  We have available:  24x60; 24x52; 24x48; 24x44  CMHC Homes Now Available  Bank Mortgages Available  Coast Mobile Homes ltd.  Box 966. Sechelt. B.C.  885-9979  "across from the Legion"  MDL00623A  Mobile home pads available.  Single and double-wide lots.  Sunshine Coast Trailer Park.  886-9826. tfn  Mobilehome 10x40, porch 8x8,  at Big Maple Court. Good cond.  furn., w/w carpet, new hide-abed, 15' freezer. Best Offer.  885-2538 or 885-9638. #14  Lamplighter mobile home, 12x48,  with 8x16 addition ft 8x16 canopy. Located on Rosamund Rd.  $8,500 o.b.o. 886-7956. #14  Small one and one-half bedroom  semi-furnished mobile home.  Price $2,950 o.b.o., 885-3310 or  885-3417. #13  C.M.H.C. Approved 14' and  Double Wide" mobile homes  on sewered lots now available. 10'/:% interst. 25 yr.  mortgage, 5% down on total  cost of home and lot. Down  Pmt. starts as low as $1,695.  NOW ON DISPLAY  NEW UNITS  3 MONTHS  FREE RENT  with purchase  14x70 Atco ��� 3 yr. Extra  large L.R. Lato|aS^i clean  centre. attJylfVsl-med and  carpetcSmoughout.  24x48 Atco - 2 B.R. St den  2 full bathrooms, full lap  siding, 16" eaves, 3rd gable  roof.    Tastefully   decorated.  Used Units:  12x68 Manco - 2 B.R. Front  kitchen with patio doors.  All appliances. Fully carpeted  Like new.  24x48 Statesman - 2 B.R. ft  Den. All appliances.  24x42 Colony - 3 B.R. Partially furnished.  10x50 Chick|sl| fJ-R. plus  large ��ttlCj-%sJ)-n.*i large  cornerM^^  SUNSHINE COAST  MOBILE HOME PARK  1 mile Wof Gibsons, Hwy 101  Open 7 DAYS A WEEK  Ph. 886-9826  for rent  Avail. April 1st. Very comf. new  2 bdrm. duplex on acreage, w/w  carpet, drapes, fridge and stove.  Vi mi. from plaxa. $290. 886-  2759/2856. #14  Housekeeping room, sleeping  room ��� clean, quiet adult.  Robertson's Boarding House.  Ph. 886-9833. #15  Wanted: Elderly couple to rent  and enjoy comfortable bungalow  on Roberts Creek ocean front.  Grandstand view of thousands of  square miles of Georgia Strait  with Vancouver Island as backdrop. The dwelling, on regional  water, has auto, oil furnace,  electric range, 4-plece bath,  level, fenced yard, garden and  some fruit trees. All this for only  $200 per month to proper tenants.  Immediate possession. 886-2785.   #13  House in  Gibsons  Bay  area,  3 bdrm, 2 bath, f.p., w/w, fridge,  stove, incl. On Irg. sunny lot. Refs  required please. Avail July 1,  Aug. 1 or Sept. 1. S375. 886-  7938* #15  2 bedroom beach front home,  $275.886-2886. #13  Small two-bedroom cottage;  fridge and stove, furnished or  unfurnished, for rent year-  round in the Pender Harbour  area. Call 883-9923. #15  Granthams, 2 bdrm suite, very  clean, view, heat and light incl.  Fridge, stove. $200. 886-25149,  736-9482. #14  Newly decorated 2 and 3 bdrm  apts. Stove, fridge, heat and  cablevision incl. in reasonable  rent. Sorry, no pets. Close to  schools and shopping. 886-  7836. tfn  Cozy 2 bdrm duplex suite, located in Gibsons close to shopping.  Suitable for older couple or  single person. $190 per lio.  886-2975. 886-7235 ��� #M  Cottages, weekly or monthly.  Housekeeping units, furnished,  T.V. Ritz Motel. 886-2401.      tfn  Two mobile home sites near  beach. Free vegetable garden  plots if desired. "Bonniebrook"  886-2887. Sorry, no dogs.        ttn  Available Feb. 1, furnished 1 2  bedroom trailer. 2 bedroom side-  by-side duplex. Semi-furnished.  Bonnieebrook. Sony, no dogs.  886-2887. tfn  Store, office, Lower Gibsons.  Overlooking Howe Sound. Phone  collect 581-0995. WUling to alter  to customer's liking. W4  -  Fully   furnished bach,   suite,  heat     included, non-smoktjr.  $155.    Available immediately.  886-2923. 94  Room and Board: cosy rooms wfth  view. Home-cooked meals. 886-  9033. ��"���<  At  property  Mi  By Owner  Langdale, new home, 1,322 sq  ft, 3 baton, ensuite off  Irg klteh ft nod  cameo marble fireplace w/  heatilator sp ft downstair*  Alao roughed-in 2 MM * bstfc  downatabi. Beautiful view o��  comer lot. This home most Mr  seen to be appreciated;'  $64,000. Please call 886-  2300. tfk>  For sale by owner in Roberts  Creek, cosy 2 bedroom home On  large lot with privacy and fridt  trees, close to beach store aid  school. $38,500 phone 8*5-  9173; #J5  House for sale, $56,000. Rental  suite incl. 886-2572 daytime.  886-2383 ft 886-7914, eves.    #16  __: 't>  New 3 bdrm home on level lijt  located on quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance of shopping  mall, schools, etc. Full Prick  $39,900. Phone 886-7625 tfljir  6 p.m. Htk  Beautiful ocean view lot. Gower  Point area. By owner. Caah offei*  886-2887. ti)  Large lot on Chaster Rd. bjr  school. Good potential. Phoije  886-8045. #13  View lot, Langdale Ridge. Private sale. Offers to $9,50%  886-9381. #13  -i  Modern 1300 sq.ft., 3 bedroon>  home, fireplace, basement^  workshop, patio with brick Btf  BO. Also large garage, all on��  acre on Pratt Rd. -JS$MIE  $46,500.886-9154. ��  2 bedroom house, 1,000 sq.ft., In:  Gibsons, beautiful view of Har<  bour, Strait, Horseshoe Bay,;  Lot size 90x140, asking $41,900.":  Please call 886-9259 after 6 p.m.;  or write Box 151, Port Mellon^-  B.C.V0N2S0 #1* property  .3.''Cute bouse for sale, 1053 Frank-  ���iSIin. By owner. 886-7031.        #13  morlne  A number to note:  885-5171  WHARF REALTY LTD.  FOR SALE BY  OWNER  Income property on 100'  waterfront in lower Gibsons. This triplex Is  located close to pier and  possible site of proposed  marina. Room to build  additional unit. Approval  for private float has been  obtained. Priced for  quick sale $85,000.  Phone owner's agent at  886-2207 between  9a.m.���5 p.m.        tfn  morlne  (, -HIGGS MARINE SURVEYS LTD.  Insurance claims, condition and  valuation surveys.  Serving the"  "��� Sunshine Coast and B.C. Coastal  "���-Waters. Phone: 885-9425, 885-  ' -'9747,885-3643,886-9546.        tfn  Mam* Muinru Lstmc Smvces  Sail  42'Irwin Ketch $99,900  38'F/G Ketch $61,500  26' Reinell        $10,000  Power  26'Custom Craft  C/B i $21,500  24'6"Bayliner  C/B \l . $10,900  24'6" Reinell 1964  C/B \j    \     $12,100  White Cap  Yacht Brokers*  Serving the\  .   Sunshine Coast,  886-7434  Qlbtont  !���������  MMMMsMMMMMM  Pleasure Craft  22'Sangster Craft  Dolphin, powered by  188 h.p. Merc  Cruiser. Equipped  with head, depth  finder, sink, fresh  water tank, cooler.  ���<*  Fully insured,  moorage paid till  June 1st.  Offers.  886-2470  17'/. ft. Hourston fiberglass.  Deep V hull, 135 hp Johnson  o/b with trailer. $3,500 o.b.o.  886-7165. #13  IAN MORROW ft CO.  LTD.  Marine Surveyors, Condition and  detail surveys for Evaluation.  Surveys for insurance claims.  Phone 886-2433,886-9458.  14 ft. aluminum boat, as new  | with oars. $600 o.b.o. 81  7424 after 6 p.m. Ask for Al.  r  .'.WMMMMMMMWM  "21/ woodhull deck twelve years  "old, deck and cabin refinished in  fiberglass. 110 h.p. Volvo, in-  ^.board-outboard. Runs well.  'Leg needs work and some re-  S finishing     required.     $3,000.  ���������885-9038. tfn  .ti.  ..Two clinker lifeboats: 16' original   cond   $500;   24'   inboard  ' conversion    $1,500.    886-2705,  suppertime. #13  BBBBggSSSBSggaCi  Miller  Marine Electronics  886-7918  ��� Decca Marine Radar  S&TVHF&SSB&  Universe CB  See Lome or Lee  Lower Gibsons, next to  Dogwood Cafe  BaagaSasagssssa  1965 VW Beetle deluxe model,  good running condition, needs  muffler. Offers 886-2024.       #14  1967 Ford Country Squire station  wagon. 390 automatic. $500  o.b.o. Ph. 886-7839 after 6 p.m.  ��� #14  1969 Oldsmobile, gd. condition,  6 new tires, 455 engine.$900.  o.b.o      886-7956. #14  1972 H ton Ford. Good tires and  running order. 61,000 miles.  $1,500,886-78%. #14  1975 Ford Kton, P.S., P.B.,  4 sp., 42,000 miles, new exhaust,  new shocks, $3,400 o.b.o. Ph.  885-9203. #1$  1966 V.W. for parts. Offers.  886-9169. #13  1965 GMC pickup. Fsir shape.  $500, or trade for off-the-road  bike, or small boat. Also, one  csnopy good shspe, $400. Ph  886-9604. #15  1968 Buick LeSsbre, 2 dr. convertible, engine runs well, new  transmission. Needs work on  rear end. Body not bad. Lots of  possibilities, $550 o.b.o. Ph. 886-  7738 or 886-8060. #13  1967 Valiant, power steering,  4 door, good condition. $500 firm.  886-7048. #13  1941 Ford coupe, stock exterior,  new drive train, $7,500. 885-  2468. #13  ' 1977 Pacer D-L, one owner,  approx. 26,000 miles, good condition. Hurry ��� make me an  offer. Phone 885-2022. #13  1968 Dodge (long) van, camperized, $800 o.b.o. 1960 International P.U. 886-9004. #14  1975 Cougar XRT A/C, real good  cond. 35,000 miles, asking  $4,000. Also mag wheels and tires  like new, $400. 40 chnl CB base  set and Antenna $200. 886-  9218. #13  1966 Mustang, deluxe model,  red with black int., mag wheels.  Accept offers. 885-3310.       #14  motorcycle/  1977 Harley 1200 Decker. 885-  2030.  1978 750 Honda. 885-2030.  1978   400    Honda.    885-2030.  Coast Cycles  oppoflunltlc/  Sechelt Tax Service  Your Local Tax Man  on Cowrie Street in Sechelt  9:30 to 5:30  Tuesday to Saturday  Tax Preparation From $9.00  motorcycle/  Prime cond., low miles, 1976  Kawasaki KH-400. Full Richman  Ferring. $1,200.886-7963.     #13  1973 Yamaha 250 MX, $350 o.b.o.  886-2975 or 886-7235. #14  hovel  For All  Your  Travel  Needs  peninsula  travel  886-9755  Registered  Travel Agent  b.c.C yuhon  HELP WANTED: Pipeline and  Northern jobs. Earn up to $3,000  per month. Learn how to secure  these and other high paying jobs.  Send long, self-addressed,  stamped envelope for further  details regarding informative  Labour Market Guide: LMES-1,  Box 7810, Station A, Edmonton,  Alberta. tfn  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: In-  store bakery, in Kamloops Shopping Mall. For further information phone 112-573-3470.       #10  WE ARE AS CLOSE  AS YOUR PHONE  THE NUMBER  TO REMEMBER  885-2235  (24 hrs.)  Vancouver    880-5838  (241m.)  ���ox 121  AGENCIES LTD.  ���ached  EaO.E  Until further notice  OPEN TILL  9 p.m.  For real estate sales  Coast to Coast  Real Estate Service  Call now for our FREE Real Estate Catalogue  IT  #4056  It���is located on over % acre  It���has good garden soil  It���is a short level walk to a  good beach  It���is located on bus transport route  It���has one bedroom  It���has living room  It���has dining room  It���has fruit trees  It-has plenty of room for  second dwelling  It���has good value at $27,900  full price  It���can be viewed by calling  John R.Goodwin 885-2235  (24 hrs.)  EVERYTHING NEW  BUT THE TREES  RADCLIFFERD.  Custom designed to suit the large lot,  large high double carport, 10' clearance for your boat or recreational  vehicle. Large foyer with double  coat closet. Large living room, with  fireplace and partially covered sundeck. All enjoy the magnificent westerly view of frail Bay, Trail Islands  and Vancouver Island. Top quality kitchen cabinets and lots of them, handy  to dining areas, large family room, has  its own private sundeck with the westerly view. Master bedroom is ensuite  with walk-In closet and make-up  dressing area. Two additional bedrooms and full bathroom tastefully  tiled. Last but not least, when they are  located on the main floor ��� an area  for a closeted washer & dryer installation. The basement has a partially  finished area 16x42' with roughed In  plumbing and sliding glass door to  yard area. Suitable to be completed as  a recreation room and 4th bedroom or  as you desire. Extra large basement  and storage areas. All rooms to be  wall to wall or cushion floor, in heavy  traffic areas. Double windows and  doors and heavy Insulation with  electric zone control heating. It's always a buyer's market for the wise  buyer. Wise buyers see this one with  John R.Goodwin. Full price $69,500.  Call 885-2235 (24 hrs.)  b.c.C yuhon  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY:  Private Sale: Auto Wrecking,  Towing, Car Sales on Highway  97. Will take H.D.equipment or  property part payment. Boi 252,  Williams Lake Tribune, 188 N.  1st or phone 112-392-4738.     #10  REAL ESTATE WANTED:  Waterfront Farm preferably on  Gulf of Georgia or on B.C.  Coast. Require year-around  sheltered moorage, southern  exposure and ample water. Must  be in eicess of ten acres. Farm  preferred but will consider  acreage that has farm potential.  Principal dealings preferred,  bona fide private buyer. Write  Box 137, 808-207 W.Hastings  St., Vancouver, B.C. tfn  PERSONAL: Need a Divorce?  For free information and professional, fast, inexpensive  lawyer-designed services, contact Vancouver Divorce Services,  No. 8-1734 W.Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. Phone 736-2684.  #13  WORK WANTED: Heavy Equipment operator seeking employment. Will relocate anywhere  in B.C. Experience mostly  grader, dozer and loader. Phone  395-2175, 100 Mile House, B.C.,  Box 1916. #10  FOR SALE: Royal Albert China.  Blossom Time, Prairie Rose,  Silver Birch, Tea Rose, Memory  Lane. Mail orders accepted.  Ralph Oslund Jewellers, 309  Main St., Penticton, B.C.       #10  REAL ESTATE: Langley, 3-bdr  townhouse. 1351 sq.ft., lock-up  garage. Near park, Newlands  golf course, swimming pool,  shopping, schools. Immediate  possession. Low fifties. Mr.  Youds, Box 176, Qualicum  Beach, B.C. #10  b.c.C yuhon  PROFESSIONS OR BUILDING  SUPPLIES: Dick Goldammer  Designs, specialty Housing.  Makes and co-ordiantes development proposals, presentations,  government submissions and  negotiations. Personally serves  any place with airstrip. Call  (604) 929-4652, North Vancouver.   #10  PERSONAL: Mrs. Jacea. Spirit-  ual, tarot card, palm reader.  Past, present, future, business,  love, marriage. If bad luck experienced write problems with  full date of birth and send with  $10.00 to 2633 East Hastings St.,  Vancouver, B.C. Phone 255-  3246. #10  BUSINESS FOR SALE: Lucrative  sporting goods business in the  Sunny Okanagan. With or without building. Reasonably priced.  Phone 495-7427 eves. Write Box  192 Osoyoos, B.C. #10  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: For  Sale, Private bakeshop in Powell  River Plaza, B.C. "The Only  One" ��� "Top Location" ���  "Top Condition". Gross expect  $100,000. Asking $50,000. Plus  stock. Phone 483-4390 eves,  daytime 485-6814. #10  MACHINERY: For Sale. Domini*  on Colchester Metal Lathe with  all attachments, $4750. 500-  amp Westinghouse Welder, complete with leads, $750. 1965  Baracuda, real nice, $2150.  Call 112-604-792-2146, Chilliwack, B.C. #10  TRUCKS: 1974 H-D-Hayes Log*  ging Truck, Peerless log trailer,  electric scales, 350 engine, 12-5-  12 trans., 44 rears, good rubber,  most components new. Phone  295-7407 or 295-3383 after 6 p.m.  #10  REAL ESTATE: 320 acre rancn  (no dwelling). Outbuildings,  corrals, streams, prime building  sites, terrific access, power,  phone. Consider sales separate  quarters. Box 413, Telkwa,  B.C. or (604) 846-5827. #10  MACHINERY: 1968 950 Cat  Loader, 3 yd. bucket ��� good  operating condition, Vancouver,  $32,500. 1970 D6C angle blade,  free spool winch, ROPS with  logging guards. Very good condition, Cranbrook, $46,500.  1969 Koehring VA yd. excavator,  cat power, excellent, Vancouver,  $33,500. Phone 271-0343 or 687-  2872. #10  Coast News, March 27,1979  13.  GRANTHAMS LANDING  IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT  The Annual General Meeting will be held at  7:30 p.m., April 14,1979, In the Granthams  Landing Community Hall.  a*n-.  NOTICE BOARD  ione 886-2622 *r-  Jor     866-7I  GIBSONS HOSPITAL AUXILIARY SPRING RAFFLE  First Prize: Extra large hand-quilted spread; Second Prize: Afghan -  46'x60". To be drawn June 6,1979. Ticket! $1.00 each, Phone 886-  2810OT 866-9438.  COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN  Meeting to discuss the proposed changes In Fisheries regulations  (or 1979 Salmon season. With Al Qlbsons of the Fisheries Department. At Sechelt Senior Citizens Hall, Mermaid Street, Sechelt.  April 2,7:30p.m.  ELPHINSTONE AERIAL CLUB  Meeting every second Wednesday of the month at 8 p.m., at Ihe Wilson Creak Club House.  PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS INC.  Are you a single parent? Divorced? Widowed? Separated? Never  Married? P.W.P. Is an International non-profit, non-sectarian,  educational organization devoted to the welfare and Interests of single parents and their children. A chapter Is now being co-ordinated  on the Sunshine Coast. For information please phone Gordy at 886-  7421 or Lily at 886-9337.  APRIL FOOL'S DAY RUN  Come join the group and find out how far you can make Itl Begins  Sunday morning, April 1, 10:00 a.m., at Elphinstone School and  finishes at the Sechelt Cenotaph.  .JOB'S DAUGHTERS RUMMAGE SALE  April 7 from 12:00 noon on, and on the 8th from 2-4 p.m., at Banner's Furniture, Sechelt.  PRENATAL CLASSES  March 1,12,19, 26; April 2, 9. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Gibsons Elementary School. Please p. J-regleter; Phone 888-2228.  SECHELTGARDEN CLUB  meets Ihe first Wednesday ol every month st Si. HHdn's Hall,  7:30p.m. pENDER HARBOUR LIBRARY "  Membership lees are due In Janusry and are $2 00 for lour books, or  S3 00 lor six books for a two-week period. This Is en annual membership. HOURS: Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Salurday,  1,30-4:0dp.m, N0WRECRUITING  ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY CADETS  Will parade Monday, 7���9 p.m. al Sechell Elemenlary for training  In: Search & Rescue; First Aid; Map Using; Communications; Watsr  Safety; Marksmanship; etc. Interested males and females aged 13  to 18 apply for further Information to: G Banyay 883-9012;  R.Summertleld 885-21S0; T Goddard 886-2658.  WESTERN WEIGHT CONTROLLERS  Meet every Thursday al 10:00 a.m. Everyone welcome. For registration phone 885-9386.  ROBERTS CREEK HOSPITAL AUXILIAHY  Every 2nd Monday���Roberts Creek Hospital Auxiliary, 11 a.m.  St.Aldan's Hall.  THRIFT SHOP  Every Friday, 1-3 p.m. Thrift Shop. Gibsons United Church basement.  SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL MEETING  Third Tuesday of each month, at Sechelt Elementary main building.  Mr. Llzee's room, at 7:30 p.m. All Welcome.  AL-ANON MEETING  Every Thursday In Gibsons at 8:00 p.m. For Information call 886-  9569 or 886-9037.  ISLANDS TRUST  GAMBIER ISLAND  TRUST COMMITTEE  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  NOTICE is hereby given that all persons who deem  their interest In property affected by the following  proposed By-law will be afforded an opportunity to  be heard on the matters contained therein at a Public Hearing to be held at the Eldorado Motor Hotel,  Aztec Banquet Room, 2330 Kingsway, Vancouver,  B.C., on MONDAY, APRIL 9, 1979, commencing at  7:30 p.m. The Hearing will be adjourned that  evening and will reconvene at the legion Hall, Gambler Island on TUESDAY, APRIL 10,1979, commencing at 1:30 p.m.  Proposed Zoning By-law No. 12 for Gambier Island  is a By-law to regulate the use of land, buildings and  structures and regulate the height and siting of  buildings and structures on Gambler Island.  The regulatory provisions of this By-law have been  drawn up to conform as closely as possible with the  policies contained In the Official Community Plan for  Gambler Island adopted by By-law No. 110 of the  Sunshine Coast Regional District In 1977. The Bylaw establishes both provisions of general applicability and provisions and regulations for each of the  eight (8) zones established by the By-law.  The General provision section of the proposed  By-law includes regulations and requirements for  the Issuance of Development Permits and Home Occupations, and building setbacks from streams and  the sea.  The zones may be summarized as follows:  Settlement (S) Zone  Allows for Single Family residential, Public service,  Parks, Logging and Timber removal, and Home  Occupation use of a parcel of land in this zone. Two  residences per parcel are permitted In this zone.  Rural (R) Zone  Allows for Single Family residential, Public service  and utility, Agricultural, Logging and Timber removal, and Home Occupation use of a parcel of land  in this zone. Two residences per parcel are permitted  In this zone.  Forest and Wildland (FW) Zone  Allows for Single Family residential, Public service  and utility, Public Outdoor Recreational, Logging  and Timber removal, Guest Cottage, Park and  Watershed,, and Home Occupation use of a parcel  of land in this zone. One residence and one guest  cottage are permitted on a parcel In this zone.  Farmland (F) Zone  Allows for Farm uses and other uses consistent with  the Agricultural Land Commission Act on parcels  containing Agricultural Land Reserve Lands. .Two  residences per parcel are permitted in this zone.  Private Institutional (PI) Zone  Allows for Recreational Camp, Private and Public  Assembly, as well as Civic and Public service uses  on parcels of land in this zone.  Private Institutional 2 (PI2) Zone  Allows for Private and Public assembly, as well as  Civic and Public service use on parcels of land In  this zone.  Industrial Extractive (IE) Zone  Allows for uses such as processing, crushing and  storage of gravel on parcels of land in this zone.  One dwelling unit for the accommodation of an owner, operator, or employee is permitted.  Water Conservation (W-C) Zone  Allows for foreshore uses such as Ecological Reserves, Marine Parks, Private Boat Moorage, Navigational Aid and Mariculture.  The proposed By-law will not supercede the provisions of the Agricultural Land Commission Act and  where land is classified as Agricultural Land Reserve, the provisions of the Agricultural Land Commission Act shall take precedence over the By-law.  A copy of the proposed By-law will be posted for  review at any hour, day or evening, at the Entrance  Door to the Legion Hall, Gambler Island. The proposed By-law may also be reviewed at the Islands  Trust Office, 848 Courtney Street, Victoria, B.C.,  during normal working hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30  p.m., Monday to Friday Inclusive.  M.LEE,  ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER  NOTICE  OF MEETING  GAMBIER  ISLAND  There will be a meeting of the Gambier It-  land Trust Committee to consider various  items of business concerning Gambler Island at the conclusion of the Public Hearing  on April 9 and 10,1979, In the Legion Hall,  Gambier Island.  M.LEE, ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER Coast News, March 27,1979.  In modern day India  he usual prize of $5.00 will be awarded to the first  ame drawn from the barrel to correctly Identify the  jove picture. Last week's winner was Murray  .ant of Box 1175, Gibsons, B.C., who correctly  dentified the totem pole painted on the shed at  Way's property on Pratt Road in Gibsons.  echelt Council  -echelt aldermen finally  g. ve their approval to a lane  ����� "hange with Pebble Hold-  i .. It was decided by the  members of Council at last  week's meeting, that due to  "le large unforeseen rock  f* -mation of Block V, an ex-  i ige was in order. The details of the changeover are  out'ined in Plan No. S42-  79/'077, prepared by Robert  Alb \. Pebble Holdings will  bea my expenses incurred.  I Van Egmond peti-  tio Council pointing out  th, ie .-'������.ling amendment  by-i arranged for March 16  die" include all of Block 10.  It v agreed by Council that  the *st 'vay for Mr. Van Egmond to have the rest of the  pre -rty put before the public rezoning would be to  app, (br the remainder separately.  Mayor Nelson informed  Council that he had received a  phone call from Mrs. Lawrence ��� the owner of the bus  depot property ��� stating that  she did not want her property  rezoned as requested by Sunshine G.M. A letter to Council would follow.  The services of the Regional  Board Planner will be used by  the Village to draft the new  set of Zoning and Subdivision  By-laws. Alderman MacDonald and Alderman Kolibas will prepare the ground  work.  A letter was received from  Bucklin Holdings, outlining  their proposal for a hotel on  Lot 2 at Mermaid and Ocean.  It was suggested that it be  turned over to the Planning  Committee, as the plans conflict with the zoning by-laws.  At a previous meeting Mr.  Markwart of Sechelt asked  Council to install more street  signs within the Village.  The Clerk was requested to  write Mr. Markwart, advising  him that the signs have been  ordered.  The  Village  Solicitor   advised  Council,  through   the  hat a letter of credit  n posted in the Royal  m Trail Bay Develop-  lited, to ensure their  the construction  of  .trect.   There   was  .���stion   on   whether  tier should be post-  sure the installation  nkler system, but it  ed out that this was  inder the conditions  tiding permit.  A c< fj of a letter to Chutter  Hydraulics was received from  the "'I'ige engineers,  Day-  to"       1   Knight,   advising  0 hat "further delays  v           oe tolerated" in the  -  of  the   painting  add   ...cessary inside the  tank. This is to facili-  1 her construction. Still  ..ewer treatment plant,  noted that there would  icility at the plant for  g holding tanks, how-  >yor Nelson stated that  ' were available else-  �� in the coast.  ��nge was made in the  C iee     Chairmanships.  In       ire,   Alderman   Mac-  j will chair the Plan  ning Committee instead of  Alderman Kolibas, who will  take over the Provincial Emergency Programme. Kolibas  will continue with her work on  the Community Plan.  Life-saving  course  Royal Life Saving Society  Bronze Medallion course will  start on Saturday, April  7 at 10 a.m. This course will  run for ten weeks for a total of  twenty hours. Pre-requisites  for this course are: age fourteen years, minimum of  Red Cross Senior Water Safety Swimming Level.  Elphie  news  continued from page ten  from the Ministry of Education. It sends guidelines to  the schools on how long senior  and junior classes should be.  Because Elphie is a junior/  senior school, it's almost impossible to follow the Ministry  guidelines because time  lengths for classes are always  different. There are six or  seven different ways to timetable the school. No way will  ever please everybody. Each  system has its downfalls.  But, most feel next year's  system should be different  from this year's.  By David Hobson     Part II  We're soon being jostled  down Nehru again. It's hot  now, 90�� with that pure humidity, like a steaming towel  wrapped around my body,  and with the worst yet to  come. We move to the edge  of the street, off the sidewalk for some breathing room  and move somewhat freely  for once. Then I'm jolted out  of my complacency, into a  different dimension. Just  ahead on the edge of the sidewalk, being stepped over and  around, is a corpse. The body  barely makes an indentation  in thi. sheet that has been  placed over it. The sheet  almost covers the head but  has slipped on one side,  revealing a glazed eye that  seems to watch us pass.  People walk by without a  glance, or, if it's in their  path, avoid it as they'd  avoid dog feces. We're both  shaken, a little sickened, as  we push through the crowd.  I can't help recalling the  vultures out of town, but that,  I'm sure, is preposterous.  We come to the Oberoi  Grand, a hotel of luxury  amidst the struggle, and Mike  suggests we take advantage  of the air-conditioning. An  excellent idea, under the circumstances.  Later, back at the Salvo,  Mike interrupts my reading,  saying he's found a fine place  to sit outside. It's behind the  building, up some stairs; a  small courtyard with a few  shrubs, enclosed in shade. I  read, Mike works on his  latest drawing, and we chew  peanuts contentedly. A few  minutes go by before I sense  the presence of a third body,  and as I raise my eyes, they  confront a full-size baboon,  unchained and uncollared.  It's squatting, apparently  peacefully, ten yards across  the courtyard, staring intently at the curious white bodies.  Christ, says Mike, and we  stand up, perhaps too suddenly, as the baboon, at our  movement, takes two or three  quick steps towards us baring  his substantial fangs and making very unpleasant noises.  My first impulse is to run like  a fool but Mike is wiser and  throws a handful of peanuts at  the baboon's feet, which occupies him as we make a  hasty exit. Only, I am convinced, in Calcutta.  Our friend Terry the Turk  is leaving for Katmandu tomorrow, so after a suspicious  dinner of curried vegetables,  we walk to his hotel. Before  we go to his room, however,  we stop at a nearby liquor  store for some beer, which,  incidentally, has a solid, fine  taste. I had read the day  before about the newly imposed "dry-days" which shut  down all the liquor outlets on  certain days each week, as the  first step to what Desai  hopes to be total prohibition.  1 ask the proprietor about  this, and after his expected  outraged reaction, he talks of  another aspect that goes  beyond his commercial instinct. "This bloody government, they know perfectly well  of the bootleg rot that will  flood the black-market. Already you can buy this poison,  a lot of poor people do, but  they don't stay poor for long.  If they outlaw what I sell, I  promise you thousands will be  dead, dying and blinded before those pompous asses  return from their latest trips  to England, loaded down with  Johnny Walker and Cour-  voissier."  We check the labels of our  purchase and whip to Terry's  room, a very good one, large  and somewhat luxurious,  paid for until tomorrow by the  German widow he had been  accommodating the previous  week, who had left for Nepal  this morning. Terry is on his  way back to Istanbul to teach  at the university there after a  couple of big dollar years in  Australia. He is a frenetic,  intense type, who also has  particular appeal to females of  all races and ages, a characteristic which' provided- more  than a few amusing situations.  We reminisce for a while  about strange times in Bang-  cock and Chiang-Mai, but the  conversation soon comes back  to Calcutta. It is evident  Terry is relieved to be leaving  in the morning; he had  little idea that his sensitivities  were to be so confused and  battered by the cruel realities here. He told us again  about his first night, when his  rich girlfriend wanted to hit  the classy places, and rented  Terry a fine suit: "You know  it's pretty bad just walking  the streets with jeans, but this  was horrible. Monica in her  jewels and me in this velvety  kingskin. We made the mistake of walking for a bit and  we were just about torn apart.  Jesus I thought I was going to  break down." I asked him if  he wished he'd gone with  Jack, his travelling companion  from Australia who hadn't  left Calcutta airport when our  flight arrived from Rangoon,  but went straight to Nepal.  Jack said he'd been here  fifteen years before and he  felt  too  old   to  face   this  Clerk  had  Ban.  men  part  Ten  som  anot  ed ti  of a  was |  covei  of the  FLORON  JCENCIES LTD  OFFICE 886-2248  REAL ESTATE * INSURANCE  1589 Marine Drive, Gibsons  Ron McSavaney John Black  865-3339  George Cooper  886-9344  886-7316  GIBSONS WFT: Qower Point area. 2  bdrms, large living room with F.P., electric heat, lull basement could be made into  rec room or extra living area. Garage with  lighted drive; beautifully landscaped.  Very choice property. $85,000  ROBERTS CREEK: New subdivision, 2 bdrm  house on large lot; one bedroom and utility,  storage and extra lavatory on lower floor.  Main rooms on upper floor with some view.  Priced to sell at $40,500.  LANGDALE: Many outstanding features In  this contemporary style 3 bdrm home. Spa-  clous master bdrm with sauna, wired and  lined; cathedral ceiling in L.R., finished in  California redwood; F.P. finished with Arizona sandstone. Kitchen has barbecue and  rotisserie, ceramic tile floor. Basement ready  for finishing touches, has a window wall.  Cozy famlly room ad|olns kitchen. 2 F.P. with  heatilators; double glazing on main floor.  $85,000.  GIBSONS: Bay area. Close to beach, stores  and P.O. Attractive 3 bdrm home on extra  large lot with good vegetable garden. Home Is  conveniently designed with large livingroom  with rec room, utility workshop and spare  room. $62,000.  GIBSONS: Lower Village. Fantastic view from  L.R. and fine built-in kitchen, 2 bdrms on  main floor, with den or bdrm In basement.  On sewer. $48,500.  VETERANS ROAD: Comfortable 3 bdrm  home, 2 baths, master bdrm ensuite, lovely  post & beam, stone F.P. in living room,  A/O heat, extra room In b'smt. Situated on  large lot with good garden area. Must be  seen.  LOTS  LOWER GIBSONS: 3 lots, corner of School  Road and Highway 101, tremendous potential,  high traffic area. $175,000.  GRANTHAMS: Three lots on Reed Road.  Good Investment property, potential view.  Asking $8,750 each.  ACREAGE: 6.0 acres on level lot; beautiful  property with year-round creek and well-  treed with alder, maple and fir; highway access at Wilson Creek. Would make fantastic private estate or other development. Call  John Black for map and details. 886-7316.  CHERYL ANN PARK: 2 lota 72x108, no  rock, easy to build on, all services, septic  approved and beach access. $1,500 down, balance at $125 per month @ l0Vi%. Terrific  Investment. On lower Cheryl Ann Park toward  beach.  WHARF ROAD: Langdale; good retirement  area; lot 65x193. Try your offer.  ROSAMUND ROAD: Three lots cleared', ready to build. Only $10,500 each.  GIBSONS: Level cleared lot In Gibsons  Village on sewer and water, 62x182, obtainable with small down payment of $3,500.  Inquire for further details.  ACREAGE: Five acres, secluded with creek  across one corner. Beautiful property, good  Investment. Asking $23,000.  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  J  city and what it did to him.  Terry: "This place slaps you  in the face and knees you in  the groin, to be sure. But  look, we're just seeing the  surface. This city is steeped in  history and tradition that we  haven't glimpsed. We're told  it's the cultural and intellectual centre of India, but as  casual visitors what do we  see of it? What is impressed  upon us is the ugliness and  suffering, which we can't  understand. No, there's no  way I regret coming here;  what I do regret is not being  able to stay here longer, to  get over this discomfort, this  revulsion with what's before  me. Sure it's shattering, it's  shattered a good part of my  self and of my illusions. But  is that a reason to avoid it?  So I don't come here because  I hear it's going to disrupt  me ��� what is it I'm hiding  from? What am I trying to  protect?"  Eventually we finish our  beer, make plans to meet in  Katmandu and say goodbye.  By this time we're pretty  tired, slightly high and even a  bit queasy; no doubt a combination of beer and the vegetable slop we could still feel  churning over in our stomachs. So we decide, half for  fun, and half to save the  half-hour walk back, to take  the Indian equivalent of a  rickshaw: that is, a carriage of  sorts pulled by a single person. We flag one down, and  the olf~ man in bare feet  whosttos is obviously pleased  to see that we didn't barter at  his price, as is the norm,  and pulls on satisfied with his  bargain. But there is no fun  nor relief for me. What I see  from my comfortable carriage  seat is a nearly fleshless old  man struggling with every  fibre of his dwindling body,  barely moving up slight inclines, wheezing and panting.  I feel wretched and tell him to  stop after a few minutes of  this. I hand him the fare and  his face is bewildered: I've  taken him but a few hundred  feet, and here's this fool  giving me full fare. But what I  feel is pity ��� the old man  pulling us pulls the load of  his life behind him and I  feel very much a part of it.  But still...many would say this  is but petty compassion:  would not a truly compassionate person overcome his  revulsion ��� a revulsion  which after all results from  not being able to accept the  reality of these peoples'  lives ��� and simply give such  as the foot-taxi driver work  and the few rupees that go  with it?  We walk home morosely.  We haven't done a hell of a  lot, but it's been a long day,  and the litter of sleeping  bodies on the sidewalks,  covered with and laying on  newspapers and rags, stretch  it a bit further. We're grateful to return to our beds, such  as they are. And as I lie in  the dark I remember that I  didn't, after all, as the custodian to spray my bed for  vermin. 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