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 The Sunshine  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15�� per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  Volume 31, Number 7  February 14.1978  Sechelt Volunteer Department had a busy weekend last weekend, Coasl News photographers  Bruce Wilson and Ian Corrancc caught sonic of  dramatic highlights.    Wilson caught the action  at its most intense in the lop picture while Corrancc caught thc firemen later when their prompt  action had prevented the fire spreading.  Meditators inaugurate World Government  hv John Bumsldc  I attended my first inauguration of a World Government  thc other day. Il was at Lord  Jim's Lodge and Pete Trower and  I were the only representatives  of thc world press to show up.  Four clean cut, conservatively-  dressed young people radiating  good health and serenity entertained us for a couple of  hours. The fact that their press  conference was attended only  hy two middle-aged gentlemen  of uncertain habits seemed to  faze them not at all.  Right at the start I made it  as clear (hat there was a fair  amount of world weary skepticism in the room and I took full  responsibility for its presence.  They smiled and served us tea.  You see this World Government is an international organization composed of ten ministries  and the press release that had  caught my attention in thc first  place mode some pretty strong  claims. I'm not saying that I  went to jeer but certainly I wanted  to be told how we were going  fo develop invincibility and a  totally trouble free society.  To begin with they had some  pretty strong statistical stuff.  They   discovered   a   few   years  ago that transcendental meditation, which is a technique  aimed at putting the individual  in more harmonious relationship  with himself und his untapped  potential, had a spill over effect  within the community. They calculated Ihat when one percent of  a community were meditators  their influence would start lo  manifest itself. Last year Vancouver reached that one per  cent figure and the crime rate in  thc city began to go down for the  first time in many years.  Their intention in inaugurating the World Government  was simply "to improve thc  quality of life everywhere."  The World Government, they told  us quite serenely, would have a  parental role in the family of  governments and its aim would  be to enhance the achievements  of thc family of governments.  They had ten ministries. The  first is thc Ministry of Develop  of his ministry was to produce  a totally crime-free society. He  seemed serenely confident that  il could be done,  The third ministry was the Ministry of Cultural Integrity, World  Harmony.     and      Invincibility-  Please turn to Page Six  Almond to lead  delegation  Regional District Board Chairman Harry Almond and directors Charles Lee and George Gibb will travel to Victoria some  time in thc next week or so for consultation with the Department of Highways. Thc Victoria visit is occasioned by the fact  that in three areas of the regional district, the Reed Road area,  Roberts Creek, and Davis Bay disagreement between thc local  body and the provincial highways department have not been  resolved at the local level.  In Davis Bay thc Department of Highways is requesting a  road dedication which would run diagonally across Davis Bay  from just before Chapman Creek up towards Ihe power line in  Selma Park. The Regional Board finds this totally unacceptable  and intends to make very clear their opposition in Victoria.  In Roberts Creek thc Cold Mountain Pottery is still waiting  the pleasure of the Department of Highways as it has been since  1975. The concept ofa locally based pottery industry won total  acceptance when it was brought before the Regional Board in  1975 and total acceptance from the residents in the area. However, at that time a retroactive law was passed which made  the Department of Highways the approving officer and approval  for the pottery has been delayed because the Department of  Highways wants a hundred feet of the prospective site for a  road dedication although plans for road construction in the  area have since been dropped. Harry Almond made the point  that we should be encouraging small cottage industry of the  type presented by the pottery and a bureaucrat in North Vancouver is making it impossible for us to do so.  In the case of Reed Road the issue may not be as disputatious  as is the case in Ihe other two instances but thc Regional Board  Chairman wants to have what is to be agreed to clearly understood.  Gibsons water  tank expedited  The Sunshine Coast Regional Board continued to expedite  thc matter of the building permit for the proposed new water  tank that Gibsons Village plans to erect. At thc meeting held or  Thursday. February 9, 1978, directors learned that their legal  department had advised them that it was within the law for the  Regional Building Inspector to issue a permit for construction  of thc water lank since the rezoning necessary had already  passed its first reading. Accordingly thc directors voted unanimously on a motion made by Area "A" director Joe Harrison, seconded by Area "B" director Peter Hoembert that  such a permit be issued forthwith.  Later during the same meeting the rezoning by-law which is  being put forward to facilitate construction of the Gibsons  water tank received its second reading. Again the directors  voted unanimously on the matter.  Hoemberg reports  on Lasqueti meet  Regional Board directors heard Director Peter Hoemberg  report on the meeting which he attended on Lasqueti Island  recently in connection with the controversial power line from  Cheekeye to Dunsmuir on Vancouver Island. Hoemberg said  that the 18-hour meeting had seen some very specific questions  posed to thc Hydro officials present.  One of the issues which had arisen from the meeting concerned the admission on more than one occasion by Hydro  spokesmen that some of the reasons for thc power line were  political, as opposed to technical. Director Hoemberg moved  that the Regional Board should seek access to a political forum  to discuss these political reasons and that such forum should  down a $100 line and one year   properly be thc provincial enviroi.men and land use committee.  probation for driving with a blood   The Regional Board was unanimous il, support of the Hoemberg  alcohol level of over  .08, and   motion.  Bruce Gorman received a $500      The directors also voted lo contribute towards the cost of  fine and six months probation for   1)reparing a complete informational transcript of the marathon  tile v:inu> hi <>i. ���.> '*._*. '  Gospel Rock  Long time resident Maryannc  West was ill thc council chambers  in Gibsons last week making  absolutely clear her opposition  to rock blasting ill the area of  Gospel Rock. The position of  council was that at no time  had thev intended to widen thc  road in that area hul had had an  engineering survey done which  revealed that complaints about  thc misalignment of the road  which Council had received were  in fact not justified. While the  survey was being done the engineers were asked lo give a cost  estimate ol widening the road.  The repori from Dayton and  Knight revealed lhal the cost of  widening thc road al Gospel  Rock would cost $213,000. over  half of which $117,000 would go  for rock excavating.  Court news  At thc provincial court in  Sechelt lasl Wednesday, Gordon  Erickson was charged with impaired driving and refusal to take  the breathalyser test. The second  charge was dropped, and hc was  fined $500 and given six months  on thc impaired charge.  Alfred   Jeffries   was   handed  the same offence  meeting at Lasqueti Island.  Hydro  spraying  opposed  Regional Board directors  learned al the meeting held on  February 1th that B.C. Hydro  has applied lo Ihe provincial  government lor a permit lo sprui  thc power line in Ihe north end  of Ihe Sunshine (oast from  Klcindalc to Egmont. Area  "A" director Joe Harrison  pointed out lhal the area thai  the power corporation sought  to spray with herbicide included  Ihe source of drinking water for  Pender Secondare School,  In  noting   that   thc   Kcgion.il  Board had again nol been notified despile previous  umlcrtuk  ings by Hydro lhal notification  would he forthcoming, in movllli  that   the   Regional   Board   run  crate its stand against  the n>  of Ihe herbicide oil  local  pilWCl  lines.   Harrison   observed   th.i  it   seemed   itj.piircui    that   il1  power   corporation    wa-    t'li!*  of an attitude winch  "v.*..  entirely straight forward".  The Regional Board in voting  unanimously to reiterate then  general opposition to thc use ol  herbicides local!) agreed also thai  thc specific opposition lo this  particular spraying program,  affecting as it would, the drinking  water of school children, should  be strongly underlined.  Bank clerk  continues  protest  In conversation with thc Coasl  News lasl week Carol Dulyk  corrected sonic tactual errors  in the caption which accompanied the picture of her picketing  outside the hank ol' Commerce.  from which bnnk she was recentK  laid off. The branch is in fad  already unionized and Ms,DnKl.  was the branch rvprvsfii'.i  and at thc time ol h*'i la> ���>!.  was active in the negotiation ol  the first con Had lo hc negotiated h\ lhc union.  lasi Thursdav Dulyk met wilh  the Federal Labour Relations  Board which meeting was followed up on Friday by a meeting  between the Labour Relations  Board and lawyers re present hi}!  the Bank of Commerce in Vancouver. Al ihe Friday meeting  the Bank of Commerce headquarters decided against the  immediate reinstatement ol  Ms Dulyk. making ii necessarv  fur her to await the decision ol  thc Federal labour Relations  Board on February 24ih.  Dulyk was firm in her con  viction thai her lay-off had been  as a result of her unim .i> ilviiies  and pointed in I In ��� support she  has received from locul groups  including lb" Pulp and Paper  workers local I'll ,i| porl  Mellon, unliceiiced ami licenced  Ferry Workers dihsous I.sal  the Sechell leathers \ssocuho.i  and(  (PI  Killam sues Thompson  Haydn Killam tiled civil suit against Alderman Thompson  last week charging Thompson wilh libel. This is the latest  development in a dispute which has been brewing for sonic  time. At issue is the Sechell Council's request that Ihe lumber  yard adjacent lo Sechell Building Supplies cannot be allowed  lo be there because il is in contravention of zoning by-laws.  Killam \s failure to remove the lumber caused Alderman Thompson to report al a recent meeting that people had been telling  him that Killam was paying Sechelt aldermen in order that his  lumber could stay where it is. Thompson's concern about the  good name of the council caused him to bring the matter up.  Killam's contention is that he has lived up to his end of the  bargain with the Sechelt Council by submitting alternatives  which they could look over. One of the minor points of contention seems to have been that Council expected detailed  plans instead of an overall summary of the project.  Alderman Thompson tried to arrange a meeting with Killam  last week at thc Parthenon Restaurant but the meeting did not  ment of Consciousness"w'hose ^e place. When Killam was asked if hc would consider  function is to teach the techniques accepting an apology he answered that his intention was to  cause Thompson to resign since the continuing public controversy has hampered thc smooth operation of his businesses.  In the meantime a directive from last week's council meeting  to Killam has asked him to have a concrete plan of action  presented for the perusal of the council members two days  before the next meeting and this may alleviate some of the  tension.  of transcendental meditation  The second ministry in the international organization is the  Ministry of Natural Law and  Order and thc minister was one  of the four people present, Doug  McLcish by name.   The function  The first of the two weekend fires in Sechelt  happened on Friday night and totally destroyed  the hall on lhc Indian reservation beside Highway  101   Police have thc matter under investigation.  [Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday! Coast News, February 14,1978.  h\mm  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday by Glassford Press Ltd.  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1VO  Editor-John Burnside  Typesetting - Lindy Moseley  Advertising - Penny Christian  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast  British Columbia: $12.00 per year; $8.00 for six months.  Canada except B.C. $15.00 per year.  United States and Foreign $20.00 per year.  Phone 886-2622 or 886-7817  Advertising / Reporter - Bruce M. Wilson  Advertising /photographer - Ian Corrance  Receptionist/Bookkeeper -M. M. Laplante  Typesetting - Cynthia Christensen  ��  CNA  Regional  There is definite indication lhal after  a somewhat stormy start thc present  Regional Hoard is shaking down into one  of Ihe most effective local governmental  teams that the Sunshine Coast has  known. It would appear that the individual directors have a basic grasp of the  nature of democracy and arc conscientiously keeping in touch with thc people  thev represent and striving to represent  them as effectively as possible.  This is not to say that everyone is  happy. It is not the nature of government of any level to make everyone happy  and poor fools the government that tries  to do so. It is also ironic that the regional  board concept is beginning to work  well, at least in this area, just at a time  when the provincial government is preparing an elaborate public relations  exercise which will lead to the end of  regionalism.  To those who feel that this is a good  thing a cautionary word might be in  order. Thc end of regionalism will not  mean less government. Bureaucracy  there will yet be but it will be a distant  bureaucracy. Thc fact that wc can sit  in the council chambers and sec our  legislators in action; that we can go  pound on the desk of the hired help  when the spirit moves us; these are valuable items. To those with an old grievance against previous regional boards  and who arc planning to present briefs  the scheduled hearings damning the  regional concept we would say think  it over carefully. It is possible that we'll  be lumped as a small parcel of a centralized Vancouver region and the bureaucrats we rail against will not be on the  Sunshine Coast.  It is thc conviction here that anything  that takes control, any control, of our  destinies out of our own hands is a  retrogressive step. It is a retrogressive  step that this particular government  has probably already made up its mind  to take but anyone who thinks that  removing regionalism is a panacea for  the difficulties which beset us may well  find that such is not the case. We are  not liable to get legislators with as direct  an interest in our spread-out region  under any centralized system that the  Socreds are liable to foist upon us and  it is to be hoped that when the hearings  are held there will be one or two strong  voices lifted in praise of Sunshine Coast  residents having some control over our  area.  Law-suit  It is to be hoped that thc dispute  between Haydn Killam and Morgan  Thompson will go no further. It is to  be regretted that Killam took the action  he did in filing a civil suit for libel.  From this vantage point it would appear  that Alderman Thompson in informing  council that there was talk of bribery  did so out of a concern for the good name  of council, not out of malice towards  Haydn Killam. It is safe to presume  that the alderman knew that money was  not changing hands and sought only to  inform council that thc protracted dispute  was affecting its good name.  Indeed, if there be malice in this  case it would seem to emanating from  Mr. Killam. He states without equivocation that what he wants is Alderman  Thompson's resignation. Alderman  Thompson has served his community  conscientiously for several years and does  not deserve to be treated in this fashion.  Mr. Killam has taken recourse to the  law, but had he had sufficient respect  for the law heretofore to observe the  zoning by-laws of the village when  requested to do so the situation would  not have deteriorated to its present point.  Irony  On a very recent visit to Nelson Island  the editor of this newspaper was privileged to meet Mr. Harry Roberts who  gave his name to our very own Roberts  Creek. Mr. Roberts is a hearty ninety-  four and moved to Nelson Island away  from the encroaching progress. It is  one of the ironies of the dispute over the  B.C.Hydro power lines that this fine old  gentleman will have thc power line poles  right in his front yard no matter which  of the routes Hydro chooses. One of the  pioneers of the coast is having his final  coastal refuge jeopardized by one of the  least attractive faces of progress. Mr.  Roberts laughed when we talked of it.  He is a cheerful man. but it was not  happy laughter.  ...from the files of Coast Naw  left  5YF.ARSAOO  50 F.lphi students will participate-  in a rice bowl to raise money for thc  Uncsco Club. From Saturday morning  to Sunday afternoon these students will  eat nothing but two bowls of rice, one  per day.  10 YEARS AGO  The construction of a completely new  B.C.Ferry terminal facility is well under  way at Horseshoe Bay and thc present  program should be completed early  July. There arc five interlining contracts amounting to SI ,532.914,740.  At the Twilight: Sean Connery is  James Bond in Ian Flemming's You  Only Live Twice.  15 YEARS AGO  The lovely weather over thc week-end  brought the Roberts Creek Guide company out for its first hike of thc year.  Almost the whole company climbed thc  Soames Point bluff to be rewarded with  a view of the islands at the entrance to  Howe Sound, the Gulf Islands from the  tlat topped Mount Maxwell on Saltspring  Island north to the tip of Gabriola,  and thc mountains south of Nanaimo on  Vancouver Island.  20 YEARS AGO  Black topping of the Roberts Creek  Lower Road was urged on the floor of  the Legislature by the local member,  Tony Gargravc.  25 YEARS AGO  After seven years on the Peninsula,  operating moving pictures for the entertainment of the area from Gibsons  to Pender Harbour, Gordon West has  sold his business to two young business  men from the Prairies, Jack Anderson  and Bill Parsons.  30 YEARS AGO  Results of a recent survey, announced  at the general meeting of the Sechelt  Improvement Association, indicated that  Sechelt favors incorporation by a majority  of 53%.  Near Gibsons, a marriage endures between a dome of the oldest of  all things and fragments of one of the most revered of books. Although the one mate is inestimably older than the other, both are of  such an age that in the perspective of today the difference is not  felt. Little is known of the early life of the first member of this pair.  More prominent landmarks received names from European geographers, leaving the minor headland unmarked. Early in the twentieth  century, decades before a road was carved from native rock above  it, a member of the Plymouth Bretheren for a time made his home  near the shore in the bay seen to left in the above photo. Yielding to  an urge to record phrases from Scripture, this pioneer filled natural  galleries with such quotations as "Thc Wages of Sin is Death",  "He Shall be Bom Again", and "Christ Died for the Ungodly".  In as apt a mating of words as their language could effect, citizens  named thc spot Gospel Rock. Labelled as it was toward the sea.  not only was the term apl, bul ils location could hardly be mistaken.  Periodically the lettering has been renewed. Today, while its neighbours. Pamell Rock and Dougal Bluff, have lost their onetime  names, no one would contemplate tampering with thc designation  Gospel Rock. Photo courtesy Elphinstone Pioneer Museum.   L.R.Peterson  Musings  John Burnside  ^| Slings & Arrows  George Matthews  Well, by golly, it's time this  paper had what is called in the  newspaper business an exposty,.  I mean all the other papers are  having exposays; they're exposing this and they're exposing  that and the poor old Coast News  isn't hardly exposing anything or  anybody. It's time we got in the  swing of things. So, dear reader,  be warned, alarmed, or titillated ���  howsomever it takes you - but this  here is an exposay. Now read on.  It came to my attention sonic  months ago that in thc Village of  Sechelt, funded by taxpayers  money no less, a small group of  people - a cell you might say -  has been meeting on a regular  basis for months now. Their  avowed intention is to radically  alter our way of life: to take  time honoured habits and assumptions and at the very least  shake them up; to take customs  and conditions that we have become comfortable with and  challenge their value. It is heretical, it is subversive, and it is  happening, and I am here to  tell you about it. Not merely to  sound the klaxon of alarm but,  having infiltrated thc cell personally at some personal discomfort and risk, I can now expose  all.  Without further ado, as they  say, let me make clear thc  identity and thc nature of this  conspiracy, its location and ils  present status. The Sunshine  Coast Fitness Service is as dedicated a group of zealots as has  ever huddled and plotted change.  From thc headquarters on thc top  floor of Whitaker House they fan  out throughoul lhc Sunshine  Coast and everywhere they bring  with them their invidious fitness  philosophy. From one end of  the Sunshine Coast to thc other  they have us running, jumping,  dancing. If they gct their way  we're all going to be healthy.  The comfortable old habits of  debauch and self-abuse arc to  become a part of the past.  Now this in itself does not  constitute an exposay. (Linguistic  purists please note that this  spelling is occasioned by thc fact  that I do not have a bilingual  typewriter.) I mean, the Fitness  Service have certainly made no  secret of their existence. Led  by the intrepid Fran Bergcr they  have been one of the most  successful groups at bringing  their existence to thc attention  of the community. No. thc exposay comes when I reveal the  secrets of Fitness Service that  only the most dedicated and fearless of journalistic adventurers  could bring you. Nor have 1  emerged unscathed from these  exploits - but this is not the time  to dwell on the personal price 1  have had to pay. No, indeed,  a man who knows where the  white sugar is hidden in the  very heart of the Fitness Service  headquarters, cubed, would be-  very much amiss if he dwelt  on personal sacrifice. As the  name exposay implies you are  about to be informed of matters  that you will not find in the  increasingly skilful press releases  of the Fitness Fiends.  Without further preamble let  me say that recent investigation  has revealed that after an entire-  winter of putting many of us and  themselves through the fitness  grinder the Fitness Few are in  dreadful shape. They, loo, have  paid a terrible price for dedication. Fearless Franny has a  cracked rib. garnered one gathers  from some form of enthusiastic  hearth-rug calisthenics; Joy is  concerned about her weight and  has fleeting thoughts about  starting to smoke. A retcnt  visit found her chanting desperately, "I must start running  with Fran, 1 must start running  with Fran." Ronnie Dunn who  teaches Highland Dancing is  hobbled by some tendon trouble  and Robi Peters up there in  Pender Harbour is also on thc  limp.  So Ihere you have it my exposay. Wilh the exception of  the meditative Ms. Hcrmon the  whole crew is on Ihe limp and  one would be entirely justified,  despite the efforts of the indefatigable Fran in turning on one's  TV if only lo keep life and limbs  together. However, and here's  the rub. tile price I've had to  pay to bring you this inside  information has been heuvy.  Repeated visits lo the Fitness  Centre on the public's behalf  has led to my being infected  with the dread disease of fitness. Despite the hobbling  evidence that the staff affords  I find that I have been brainwashed, finally and irrevocably.  I don't know whether it was  the little skclton dancing al  the end of puppet strings held  by a giant cigarette but whatever it was while delving into  thc secrets of the Service, like  the cubed white sugar Ihcy keep  under a fitness manual in the  cupboard and the fact that one  of those fine ladies reads tea  leaves and found romance in  my future. Sometime I say  during my visits I got the bug  and have quit smoking. Further  Ms. Berger has announced that  she begins training this week for  her jogging match with one G.  Matthews.      (Poor   George,   I  know hc was hoping that it would  all be forgotten) and Ms. Bergcr  has invited one and all to join  her in the project. I accept.  1 not only accept but I fire back  a counter offer. Besides assisting Ms, Bergcr with her training once a week I invite her to  join mc at 7:30 a.m. at thc foot  of Nob Hill every Thursday  morning as a reciprocal gesture.  1 mean if we're going to get fit  let's gct on with it.  I also w ish lo announce publicly  that I will take part in this  Gibsons to Sechelt extravaganza.  Let's have a Sunshine Coast  Marathon of our very own. Open  to all comers, we would run the  first leg Gibsons to Sechelt to  coincide with Timber Days and  run the second leg Sechelt to  Gibsons to coincide with Sea  Cavalcade. We will put up a  cup - The Coast News Cup -  for the aggregate winner of the  event to be presented at the conclusion of thc second leg.  So there you have it. In thc  very process of revealing the  hollowness of fitness as evidenced by thc weakening practitioners I find myself mindlessly  bellowing about fitness and  marathons and early morning  climbings of mountains and I  am deadly serious. Ms. Bergcr  and Mr. Matthews, you may have  started something that's bigger  than all of us. Could this be  the year of thc First Annual  Sunshine Coast Two Stage Marathon?  Most people get just about  what they deserve. Back in thc  1940's. and then mostly in the  movies, the little guy was always  getting a raw deal from sonic fat  cat, bul these days things don't  seem quite so simple. Every now  and then though someone, like  Ihe lady who got tired from the  bank, reminds me that the fat  eats arc still around.  Whenever I hear a story about  some humble employee getting  it in lhc car from the big employer  I always trot out the story about  how when I was working for the  biggest of them all, I had to help  fire three men. I'm sure everybody has their version of the same  basic story and here is mine.  A long time ago I was a labour  relations officer in an auto plant  which had 27.000 employees.  It was in the days when labour  relations people smoked big  cigars, mugged guys who went to  union meetings and paid the  sweeper to fink on thc workers  who smoked in the John.  About one o'clock one aftcr-  roop ' got a call from a maintenance foreman who said three  of his men were in some irouble.  When I got to his shop, lhc  three workmen were standing in  a corner of his office looking a  bil sheepish.  It took a while to get the  story Straight hut apparently  what had happened was lhal  one of Ihe men had been caught  punching the time cards of all  three al lhc lunch break.   They  Doing it over  Once we 've hud buhies  we cunt stop  dreaming them; sound asleep  we grow moon bellies,  relive hospital rituals,  astonish ourselves with  blue-eyed children,  small unlimited mouths.  The act itself, the orgasm  of delivery  is missed; some things  no dream can recreate.  IBut I didn 't want anaesthetic!  I cry. dead asleep.)  Our arms keep remembering  the cradle shape.  the breasts heavy again,  the milk prickling in  to the glands  (My mother at 64  after the surgeon took  half her stomach  woke up und asked.  Is the baby all right?)  All our lives  swelling und germinating  in our dreams, wc may  be more like plants  than we thought:  apple trees can t  forget the seasons  nor can we ever  be done with newness  but make beginnings  over and over again  in the roots of ourselves,  in the dark  between our days.  Pat Lowther  Poem first published in a book called  Womow's Eye, edited by Dorothy Live-  say and published by Air Press, Vancouver. Publisher Arthur Richardson  has a house on Conrad Road.  said they'd been doing il for a  long lime anil didn't sec thai it  really hurl anybody. Beiltg re,-  pairmen, they winked all tv I le  plant, which could be as far as  ten minutes away from the  cafeteria. They had arranged  between them that when Ihe  lunch whistle blew, one would  save a place in the cafeteria  lineup, one would save a space  at a table, and Ihe third would  go to Ihe lime clock to punch  thc time cards. What it meant  was that they could enjoy their  hall hour lunch break without  using up a lot nl time. On this  particular day one of the poor  suckers was caught hy a labour  relations supervisor who had  been lurking around the time-  clock. The supervisor reported  the men to their foreman and  now Ihcy were in trouble.  Thc interesting thing was that  the foreman called me in not because he wanted to fire them,  but because he wanted to know  bow to protect them. They were  three of his best men, all skilled  workers, a machinist, an electrician and a millwright. Between the three of them they had  seventy-five wars of seniority,  one about thirty years, another  about twenty years and thc third  about twenty-live.  I didn't say much al thc time,  except lo suggest the men go  back to work and we would Investigate thc charge. 1 couldn't  help thinking however lhal as  opposed lo the regulations as  their actions were, il did make  some sense and showed a certain  initiative, The prevailing philosophy of the day however made  this a serious breach of thc rules,  particularly when employees  showed initiative.  1 wrote a report which recommended Ihat the men be given a  yellow warning paper with no  suspension. My boss called mc  in next day and had a long thai  with mc. Hc used a lot of words  like, "one of the team", "sticking  to our guns", "one rotten apple"  and something about maintaining  discipline. Hc hinted at a lot of  other things like maybe 1 should  go work for Ralph Nader (he  whispered these last words as  thai name was forbidden at  G.M.). He picked up thc phone,  called lhc foreman and told him  that his men were fired, and to  gel them mil of thc plant immediately.  A week later a deal was made  between thc union and Ihe company. The men could come back  lo work after a one-week suspension if the union dropped a  grievance to have a lunch table   ~~- ~ ~*" Coast News, February 14, 1978.  Letters to the Editor  :i#J\  A wife objects  Bridge  Editor:  The enclosed is a letter written  to the Editor of the Shopper  Press, who for obvious reasons  prefers to remain anonymous.  Can you print it for mc too?  This way I know my words will  not be taken out of content or  misrepresented.  Thank you for some decent  newspapering, and also for the  quote used at the end of my  letter.  Happy Valentine's Day lo you  and your staff.  Holly Lchmann  The Editor  The Shopper Press  Box 67b, Sechelt  Dear Sir or Madam:  Why you do nol have the  courage to sign your name when  writing such irresponsible idiocy  is understandable, but il makes  addressing you rather awkward.  At any rate, dear paper person:  This is in response to your fantastic attempt to create a deep,  dark, mysterious scandal out of  an unfortunate accident. I refer,  of course, lothc Chlorine incident  involving the Regional District  employee. I am not bound by  my husband's strict code of  honour and loyalty, or his "no  comment" policy, and man,  will I comment!  The Press must be in pretty  dire straits, indeed to have to  dig so hard to find a story. Why  not some good, positive reporting  on something newsworthy?  Where was Ihe press coverage  when my husband and his crew-  spent a month at Chapman Lake  building a dam lo back up the  present water system? They  poured 87 yards of concrete  working fifty feet beneath a huge  Sikorski helicopter. That was  dangerous and thrilling, bul  obviously not sensational enough  to rate news coverage.  J  Have you ever seen Chapman  Creek Falls in full flood? How  would you like to jump in .here  and work for a few hours cleaning  intake pipes? How many countless nights have you been roused  from sleep (or dinner, or holiday  company) to go out and fix a  water main, because this is your  job? Or to fix some old lady's  leaky water lines, nol your job.  but because you work for thc  Regional Board, you feel you  must keep everyone happy?  It's a dirty, dangerous, thankless job, but one that must be  done. These are the men you so  callously attack with Innuendo  and inference. Picking on the  men who go out and work for a  living is despicable reporting  tactics. (N.B. Pam Gross)  My husband for one will NOT  be a victim of your attempted  journalistic blackmail! If you  prefer to glean your facts from  disgruntled, dissident ex-cm-  ployees,  so  be   it.  As for your so-called coverage  of Gordie Dixon's melodramatic  "confessing to a lie", why not  tell it like it really was? Everyone  makes a mistake or incorrect  statement once in a while, does  that n ake us all liars? If so,  you ve a liar as the facts in the  Feb 1/78 issue of Thc Press  reg rding Regional Board cm-  pli ee wages was incorrect. I  preur to think of it as an "inaccuracy". Okay? All straight?  Clean up your act, get on with  some decent reporting, shed one  particular "aspiring girl reporter" and make your paper what  it used to be. As John Burnside of the Coast News so adeptly  puts it. "Paranoia we do not  need." Let's cut wilh the hysterics, there arc more important  things to think about.  There, that should be enough  comment for now. Thank you.  Mrs. Sieg Lehmann  Better known as Holly  About responsibility  Editor:  In your edition of January 31.  there is an article by Ihe Pender  Harbour and District Ratepayers  Publicity Committee. I agree  with the writer that hc has performed a valuable service by-  bringing these issues to the  attention of Ihe public and I  appreciate lhc research he has  done to accomplish this.  I do, however, disagree with  a statement he makes near lhc  end of his report. "Politics is  not an exact science and it is  never possible lo be totally  accurate either participating in  it or commenting on it." 1 believe that this statement is misleading. It implies to me Ihat  since polities deals wilh Ihe  principles of civic government,  the conduct of state affairs and  personal ideologies (as opposed  to mathematical systems) accuracy can be dismissed.  I don't believe this is true.  I believe that in polities, like  any other field, there are facts,  i.e. things Ihat have been observed lo happen. These fads can  be staled accurately. The reader,  of course, must be prepared to  separate the fads from a bias in  thc prcsention, but I feel Ihat he  is entitled to accurate informa  tion. If thc politician isn't stating,  or lhc journalist isn't reporting  accurately what has happened  then I think hc is cither lying or  being irresponsible. If he didn't  observe what lie is reporting lie  can give ihe source of his information. If it is his opinion he-  can make that clear.  I believe that this is the responsibility of every journalist  and goes together with the freedom to publish whatever he-  wishes and Ihe power lo influence  his community.  P.S. Is there a difference between accurate and totally  accurate?  Richard Tarnoff  Garden Bav. B.C.  Editor:  Re: All About Bridge:  It would be assumed that the  previous week's column was an  attempt by your distinguished  contributor to enlighten the local  Bridge rubes about the proper  use of the short club. In this  endeavour he has failed miserably.  By going about it in the manner  which he did, we are left with  only an understanding of when  this device should not be used.  An attempt to clarify thc  situation: When a partnership  lias agreed between themselves  not to open a 4 card major and  certainly not a N.T. bid on less  than l(> points, there come times  when an artificial compromise  bid must be used. Ergo, this  bid must be a one bid of a minor,  (not necessarily a club). Thc requirements are that the suit bid  contain a minimum of three cards  including al least one high honour  of that suit. Given these conditions, the respondcr can proceed to answer naturally to this  hid and the contract will reach  its optimum level. Il should be  stressed that the respondcr bid  naturally. Ihat is. to treat any  minor hid suit as if il were a  natural bid. Occasionally that  will involve a raise to 2 in that  suit. At this point the onus  returns to Ihe declarer to reevaluate and hid accordingly.  Holding minimal points such  a raise (to 2) will be left at that  suit bill. 'I'hc declarer should  never attempt to run from this  bid. he has all the information  he needs. The partnership contains 7 of that suit headed by at  least one high honour and a  minimal point count. Thc contract will invariably be best  suited to that bid.  bar from detracting, this  system then offers a very precise  method of dealing with what is  essentially an under-valued  N.T. hand. Anticipating Mr.  Weir's rebuttal of "what if the  hand is biddable but meets none  of thc requirements?" It then  must hc assumed that thc hand  contains a solid (e.g. A K 0 10)  four card major.  Then caught 'twixt a rock and a  hard place the only alternative  is to treat thai 4 card major as  if it were a 5 card and bid it.  Admittedly somewhat misleading  but on the basis of the strength,  still a safe bid.  'those of us who enjoy thc  game have been gratified and  ususally enlightened by the  Coast    News    Bridge    column.  However the last effort only left  us poor mortals still groping in  thc dark. An admittedly inappropriate response was given to  a classic example of when not to  bid the short club. All this preambled by the acid heading of  the "Sunshine Coast Short  Club". In defense I can only say  that Mr. Weir's opponents in this  instance were a very atypical  example of the "S.C.S.C."  bidders. My own experience  allows me to presume the opener  of such a bid to have at least  a basic grasp of it, and never to  mislead me by not bidding a  biddable 5 card(er). I would  hence, as his partner never  employ any artificial I.D. bid  (thus negating any necessity of  a 2D response).  The sketchy explanation of thc  proper use of the bid in thc last  paragraph is too late and too  little to catch our attention  after lhc scathing denunciation  which preceeds it.  In this instance our respected  confrere has "stooped to conquer" only to put his foot in  closer proximity lo his mouth.  Charlie Cairns  P.S. Rereading this letter it  seems that perhaps at the risk of  life and limb that the columnist  has accomplished his purpose.  We arc, no doubt, going to think  about this particular opening and  hopefully bid it with more caution  and precision. If this be the  case, then we have been, durst  we say. finessed.  Spraying  Baync Vance  Control Officer  Department of Agriculture  Victoria, B.C.  Dear Sir:  Il has come to our attention  Ihat B.C. Hydro has made application to your department for a  permit lo spray the Hydro right-  of-ways from Earls Cove to  Madeira Park and from Clowholm  Kails to Sechelt substation.  As an organized club deeply  involved in conservation, we have  long been in contention with  B.C. Hydro's spraying program.  We would like to object to your  department approving a permit  for this spraying.  There are several contractors  involved in land clearing and  slashing on the Sunshine Coast  and wc arc of the opinion that  B.C. Hydro should let tenders  for this work in these areas.  This is a more acceptable alternative to the spraving of Tordon  101.  G. R. Rugglcs  President  Gibsons Wildlife Club  More Letters on Page  Fifteen  WE'RE RIGHT FOR YOU  Hydro  Editor:  This is on behalf of the many  small users of Hydro power. It's  high time this company revised  its rates. Wc have been subsidizing the electric-tooth-brush  crowd for too many years.  Jack Gordon  Aldcrspring Rd.  Gibsons. B.C.  Slings and arrows(cont'd)  put in a corner of the Chassis  Plant. It was one week before  Christmas. I thought a lot about  what Christmas would be like-  in these mens' homes. None had  ever worked anywhere else, they  and their families depended on  the company for their livelihoods.  They had made a mistake and  the company punished them,  just like a stern father. I never  forgot the incident. I still get  mad when I think about it.  Whenever 1 hear of some employee getting Ihe shaft from  thc company, I still gct annoyed.  I guess I watched too many  movies when I was a kid.  Editor's Note: I've written with  tongue In cheek about my friend  George.     "Where's   George?"  was my cry. Let mc tell you  something about thc above story  that George has held back. When  told to fire thc men hc quit. He  resigned. Hc look a principled  stand, The answer to my question Is that George has nearly  always been there when II  counted!  (.A*********************************:  am  t        Special Notice  \ to Readers  t The Sunshine Coast News is distributed  J to every home on the Sunshine Coast  every week. We are endeavouring to  produce a community newspaper which  will be worthy of this lovely and interesting area. We hope that you enjoy our  newspaper.  Voluntary subscriptions from our  readers on the Sunshine Coast of $8.00  per year would be welcome to help offset  the rising costs of production and distribution. 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AT BAY WITH BIG DUTCH  Not  long  ago,   1  chanced  to  find myself in the lower-Lonsdale  area of North Vancouver with a  little time to kill.   Almost without  thinking. I followed my feet along  Second   Avenue   to   the   well-  remembered   precincts   of   the  Olympic Hotel.   1 hadn't crossed  this thrcshhold for a good many  years and while securing a couple  of beers was my  main motivation, curiosity ran a close second.  1 was surprised to find the place  had changed much-less radically  than some of m> other old watering-holes.  A number of the Vancouver pubs I used to frequent  have literal.) ceased to exist but  the   Olympic   was   still   there,  large  as  life,  a   noisy,   no-nonsense worklngman's bar whose  interior  fixings  were  still  very  much as I recalled them.   There  appeared to haw been no major  renovations.      Of  course   some  things were different.   A statuesque black stipper was winding up  her act on a low dais to thc erotic  throb  of  a   disco   tune.      The  music ended.    She gathered up  her scattered garments to scattered clapping and stalked regally  from ihe stage.    You wouldn't  have seen that back in l%2.  I gazed across a decade and a  half to the far side of the bar.  The  big  picture-windows  were  curtained now to sustain an illusion of perpetual  midnight   for  the entertainers but back then,  they kept them open in the daytime.   1 used to sit there, alone  or with cronies, on listless afternoons, looking out over the great,  gaunt   sheds   of   the   shipyard  buildings.     Beyond,  across  the  oiled inlet were black, impatient  freighters    hung   idle    in    the  stream. Vancouver sprawled like  a smokey mirage.   I was freshly  reprieved   from   those   hungry  streets, free now to study them  remotely   and   visit   them   only  when I chose.   I logged a lot of  time at that window.   The opposite side of Second Avenue at that  point, is largely residential.    In  the yard of one of these homes  was a huge cherry-tree, incredibly gnarled and twisted. It clawed  leaflessly at the hollow sky each  winter and I once wrote a bad  poem  inspired  hy   the  barbed-  wire tangle of its branches.  Those were my houseboy days,  a peculiar phase when I worked as  a sort of male-domestic for my  Pages from a Life-Log  Peter Trower  brother Chris. The situation  had come about largely as a  result of my sister-in-law- Yvonne's desire to return to work.  I'd about had it with starving to  death in five-dollar-a-week  sleeping rooms. (Contrary to the  persistent romantic myths,  people in straitened circumstances tend to he no more or less  creative than those in comfortable  surroundings.} Having conic to  this conclusion the hard way,  I was more than ready to try a  different tact. When Chris outlined the proposition, I jumped al  it and moved, lock, stock and  cardboard-boxes, to the North  Shore.  The house they were renting  was a big, old-fashioned place  wilh a large kitchen and living-  room and several bedrooms. It  had no second-story but there was  a roomy, excavated basement  where the owner and landlord,  a massive. gentlemannered  Dutchman called Hans, was  building a suite. Hans worked  out of town at a construction-job  during the week, returning each  weekend to stay in a small room  and pursued this activity. He  was a reticent man and we knew  little about him. He seemed  totally addicted to work and had  no apparent social life but he  never bothered us. We eon-  eluded that he must be a bit  simple. The rent was reasonable.  It was a congenial-enough arrangement.  My duties consisted primarily  of buying the groceries and preparing the meals in addition to  a little cursory housework. I'd  never minded cooking and found  the situation quite to my liking  at first. The three kids were at  school most of the day and I  had the place to myself. It was  the closest thing to a stable  situation I'd enjoyed in several  years and I was determined to  put it to good use. For at least  a couple of hours each day, I  pecked painfully away at Yvonne's typewriter. What I produced  was not exactly in the world-  beater category but for thc first  time, I began to feel like a writer.  Once or twice a week, I'd make  food-buying expeditions to Lonsdale and vie for bargains with  hair-curlered housewives who  eyed me suspiciously, probably  wondering why 1 wasn't gainfully  employed. My route took me past  the Olympic Hotel and I invariably   ended   my   excursions  with a couple of hours in that  establishment. It was an odd  sort of existence.  One weekend. Chris, Yvonne  and myself were sitting around  the kitchen. I often went over to  Vancouver when I had the money  but on this occasion, 1 was broke.  Suddenly there was the sound  of heavy boots banging up the  front steps and reclusive Hans  burst through the door. He was,  to put it mildly, in quite a state.  AT BAY WITH BIG DUTCH  "Submarines!" he babbles  charging with committed eyes  from the unbearable basement room  where he has cultivated his aberration  by secret light  like a sinister (lower  fertilized it with lonely fear  in quaking biainsoil.  "They've tracked me down at last!"  he gasps sweating into the kitchen  of the house we rent from him.  "They're waiting in the bay  like tigersharks  teaching their guns how to kill me!  Nearly got mc with bombs  in Holland in the war!  That was thc reason for it all, you know!  They missed me then but they've come again!"  He shakes with the enormity of it.  Wc try to calm him with words and coffee.  He is so convinced and convincing  we can see them ourselves,  the bloodhound subs of unknown origin  stalking his nightmares,  now lying offshore  in terrible triumph  with sights trained carefully  on their quarry.  Briefly he becomes calm  smiles like a huge guilty boy.  Then his demon bites him once more.  "They've got microphones in here!"  he stutters,  stabbing sausage fingers at empty corners.  "Thc living-room's the only hope!"  Hc rushes in there  barricades himself  tears off his clothes  for they've become suspect too  paces in naked paranoia  proclaiming disaster.  Later  the doctors come  lead him off to a safer refuge  out of range.  That evening  the thwarted submarines  ship anchor,  slip silently back to sea.  They can wait.  * W*Wf^ Ellingham's    J  5 |^   * *   Astrology \  Week commencing February 13.  General Notes; Jupiter and  Saturn now make diverse aspects  to thc Sun indicating a period of  extreme mood changes. Happiness and optimism will be clouded unexpectedly by thoughts of  limitations and loneliness. It's  simply a low-energy week of  emotional tips and downs when  wc should all stay in bed and  enjoy our depressions in peace.  Those born  around  Feb.   Id,  May   18.   Aug.   20 or  Nov.   20  should  not  change their  major  life patterns at this time.   Their  present frustrations and  delays  should be tolerated philosophical  ly.  Twilight Theatre  Thursday. Friday and Saturday of this week. February 16- 18  will see Sean Conncry appear in  thc Walt Disney production  Darby O'GHI which first won him  the James Bond role which catapulted him to stardom some fifteen years ago. Darby O'Gill  is for general viewing and thc  times of showing should be  particularly noted. Thursday  evening the show will commence  at 7:00 p.m. in deference to  little folk who have to be at school  next day. In addition there  will be a matinee performance  on Saturday, February 18, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Friday  and Saturday nights thc regular  show time of 8:00 p.m. will be  observed.  Darby O'Gill is the live-action  talc of an Irish storyteller who  vies with the Leprechauns and  comes off second best. Conncry  plays a starring role as Michael  McBride. the young man who  comes along to take Darby's  job as caretaker of a grand  estate and wins the hand of his  daughter too.  The second offering of the  week at the Twilight Theatre is  also heavy on fantasy. Where  Disney offers us one hundred  and fifty leprechauns in Darby  O'Gill, latter day animator Ralph  Bakshi gives an allegory of good  versus evil set in the distant  future with a cast of elves, goblins, fairies and mutants. Bakshi.  whose previous efforts have included Frllz the Cat and Heavy  Traffic, produced, directed and  wrote the film. It is a significant film by an outstanding  animator who uses his art for  biting social satire and polemic  allegory. The film. Wizards, will  be shown at thc Twilight Theatre  Sunday through Tuesday, February 19-21.  All about Bridge 4  bvJlmWclr /:  sort ot niaie-uomesiic lor my    v��"  ���  -   ���������*���������*������������������������������  A  DISCO  \  ������a***********************************  % Monday - Saturday Feb. 13th-18th $  \ DIRECT FROM LAS VEGAS J  \ the AMAZON LADY      %  COMING February 20th ��� 25th  FOR HIS RETURN ENGAGEMENT THE ONE AND ONLY  ��� MR. CARLOS   *  The BeachComber  Motor Inn  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  by Jim Weir  Thc short club, which really  should be named the short minor  suit, is thc opening bid of one  club or one diamond holding a  good' three card suit. This is  , ��� the exception to the rule that all  bid suits must contain at least  four cards. There is no basis  for the fear of your partner  passing, leaving you in an un-  makeable contract. The consequences of such an event would  be that thc opposition would  have missed at least a good  part score and possibly a game.  Nor is there reason lo fear that  your partner might raise your  suit placing you in an inferior  contract. Minor suit contracts  have low priority, therefore, your  partner will investigate major  suit and no-trump possibilities  before raising your bid. If he  does raise your minor suit bid  it will be with at least four card  support.  The advantage of a three card  minor suit opening is that it  overcomes many rebid problems.  Before opening the bidding it is  important to consider thc poten-  /'     I  %^  tial of your hand and decide what  you will rebid to any response  from partner.  How would you open thc bidding with the following hands?  1. SAJ32HJ4332DAQJCJ9  2. S32HA876DAKJCJ982  3. S2HAQ87DAQ872CJ98  4. S2HAQ87DAKJ87CJ98  5. SKJ32HA987DK3CAQ2  6. SAQJ2HKJ3DAJ2CAJ2.  Answers: I.   Open I D.   The  advantage of ID over IS is that it  provides the opportunity of  finding a 4-4 heart fit which will  play better than a no-trump contract.  2. Open ID. ID is slightly  better than IHor IC. Information  about thc diamond controls may  be all Ihat partner needs lo steer  Ihe bidding a makeablc 3 NT or  4H contract.  3. Open 1H and plan on re-  bidding 2D. If you open ID and  partner responds IS or INT  then you are forced lo rebid 2D  (TWILIGHT  (THEATRE?  886-2827  GIBSONS  Babies arriving this week will  have a strong sense of duty.  Some will be extremely moody  while others will start to talk  much later than expected. Many  wilt be shy, sympathetic, and  attracted to thc unusual-  Sorry folks, but there's gloomy  prognostications for all of us  this week.  ARIES (March 21-April 19)  Delays arc inevitable so put  aside work geared to long-range  projects. Artists' enthusiasm  drops to an all-time creative low.  A social occasion with new  personal contacts could be spoiled  by a financial misunderstanding.  A few of you now become involved in deceptive or secret  love affairs. Watch out.  TAURUS(Arpll 20-May 20)  Frustrations on thc domestic  front begin to hinder your personal advancement. Loved ones  arc awkward and refuse to understand that your lack of ambition  is only temporary. Be prepared  lo form more worthwhile friendships.  GEMINI (May 21 -June 21)  All forms of communication,  from near and far, still do not  bring thc news you've been  waiting for. Too bad. Meanwhile, avoid reacting drastically  to an unexpected local message.  Co-workers again find your  viewpoints too unconventional.  Superiors begin to react more  kindly,  CANCER (June 22- July 22)  Your financial departments  now show losses and disappointments. The answer is to take  advantage of an approaching  quiet weekend and reorganize  personal money matters from  scratch. A romantic involvement with an outsider will be  tempting.  LEO (July 23 ��� Aug. 22)  Try not to project your own  frustrations onto loved ones.  Remember  that  they,   too,  are  concealing your heart suit. A  rebid of 2H might force partner  to show a diamond preference at  thc three level. Your hand is  not strong enough to do this.  4. Open ID and rebid 2H.  This order of bids for two adjacent suits is called "reversing  the bidding". It shows thc 5-4  distribution and a lb-lH point  range.  5. Open INT. This is standard  for a balanced hand with 16 to  18 high card points.  6. Open IC and plan on re-  bidding 3NT, The main problem  with a IS opening bid is that  there would be a greater chance  tnat partner would respond INT  Thur.. FrLSat.  Feb. '(6.17', 18.  A touch O'Blarney  and a heap O'Magic  tf*fflflr^  WAITDISMEV'S  Thurs. 7:00  Fri. 8:00  Sat. 8:00 p.m.  Matinee 2:00  *������������������*���������*���������*���*  A RALPH BAKSHI FILM  WIZARDS  An epic fantasy  of peace and magic  Sun., Mon..Tues.  Feb. 19,20,21.  8:00 p.m.         experiencing an all-time emotional low. Unfortunately, you  could be the underlying cause of  their recent anxieties despite  what they say.  VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)  Health and employment problems continue to drag you down.  New work-scene routines will  need clarification. The message  isn't getting across. Improved  relations with loved ones are  now possible. Forgive and forget.  LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)  The problem with living high  socially is having to float down  and face harsh reality sooner than  expected. Was it really worth  it? Workers can now expect  improved and happier employment conditions. Local l.ibran  artists arc probably in a creative  slump and producing nothing.  A few will quit.  SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)  Don't waste time trying to  promote recent achievements.  Personal ambitions are subject  to temporary delays and disappointments. Family members are  cranky and irritable. Domestic  life is unusually dreary but your  social scene is due for a boost.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 - Dec 21)  At this lime it's difficult to  communicate your ideas. Avoid  writing crucial letters or signing  important documents. Mid-week  short journeys will have disap  pointing outcomes. If possible,  leave the phone off the hook on  thc I5th. Home life is about  to become more pleasurable.  CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)  It's your own fault if you're  still embedded in thc financial  affairs of other people. You were  warned. Last chance to lock away  items of sentimental value.  Wallets, purses, cheque books,  and keys go astray. Expect an  increase in happy messages and  rewarding short journevs.  AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb. 18)  Your time in the limelight  ends now. {Hope you enjoy, it.)  Meanwhile, because close associates arc preparing to pile the  work on your shoulders, you  should stand up for your rights  and refuse to be used. The urge  to overspend will continue. Try  to avoid that depressing person.  PISCES (Feb. 19 ��� Mar. 20)  Venus in your sign for 'In*  weeks encourages you to improve  your appearance and flaunt your  popularity. Grab what you can.  Others will find you more confident and sympathetic. Health  and employment affairs continue  to present minor frustrations.  Community  essay  contest  The Sunshine Coasl Committee  of the B.C. Council for Family  is sponsoring a community-wide  essay contest. Subject: Are  Families Important?  Thc categories are: Student:  Primary Grades 1 -3. Intermediate. Grades 4 - '. Jr. Secondary.  Grades N - 10. and Senior Secondary. Grades 11-12.  Open: Anyone on Ihe Sunshine  which case thc big hand would ( "*'��� lln.v "8C- may enter.  Time: Final entry dale will be  March 15. W7K.  Rules. Really, there are none.  Essays may be in either English  or French. There are no restrictions with regard lo length.  You may lake any aspect of the  subject and any point of view.  Title I'agc: Your tide page  should contain the billowing Information: Your name, your  category and grade, name of  school or address,  Prizes: There will be one prize  for each category,  be exposed as dummy  The winners of last week's  Golf Club duplicate bridge were  Ed and Agnes Johnson. The  next duplicate bridge game will  be held Tuesday. February 21 si,  7:30 p.m. al the Golf Club. Sec  you I here.  N.D.P. BOOKSTORE  Next to Sears  Gibsons Harbour area  Try us for good books  aUPi^lhU  Warning: Some violent scenes. B.C. Dir.  THE  WEEKEND SPECIAL  H  o  BAR-B-Q  M  E  S  T  E  A  D  SPARERIBS  HOURS:  Tuesday-Thursday  10:30-8:00 p.m.  Friday & Saturday  10:30-10:00 p.m.  closed every Monday  885-2933  Field Road, Wilson Creek  w The Fiction Shelf  The Fiction Shelf will be a semi-  regular feature of the Coast News  In the weeks and months to come.  Readers of Ihis paper are Invited  lo submit short pieces of original  fiction for this space.  MURDER IN THE MAZE  by John Moore  There is another story they tell  about Theseus. He had no fear  of thc labyrinth, though it was  said that not even its own architect might escape from it. He  knew the convoluted secret of the  maze could be unravelled as  easily as a ball of string. It was  thc thought of the minotaur that  terrified him. The brutality and  bloodthirstincss of Ihe monster  were legendary even in its own  time, when Ihe god's appetite  for thc ambrosia of human suffering was well known. Theseus  dreaded Ihe moment of confrontation with thai awesome,  irresistible divinity,  When they were easl into the  labyrinth, hc and his companions  naturally became separated.  Some despaired, threw themselves down and refused to stir,  preferring to await their inevitable destruction rather than seek  it. Others detached themselves  from lhc group in order to avoid  sharing in its collective fate, or  to pursue some fruitless personal  quest for an outlet from the maze.  Theseus soon found himself  alone in the oppressive silence.  Hc had expected to hear the  screams of outraged maidens and  the cries of murdered youth.  Worst of all. hc had expected to  hear the ominous bellowings of  the god itself, but hc heard  nolhing. The silence was punctuated only by an occasional  distant shriek of surprise as two  of his fellow victims encountered  one another al a turning and fled  in opposite directions, each mistaking the other for Ihe object of  their mutual fear.  Puzzled. Theseus wandered for  some time in thc warren of thc  god. There was a faint smell in  thc air. thc elusive mustincss of  an abandoned cave, bul he could  not identify thc odour. At last,  as he entered one of the larger  chambers thai were fed by thc  network of narrow passages, he  was forced to stop. The ball of  siring he had cleverly concealed  in an unlikely orifice of his body  and unravelled behind him like  a patient spider had been played  out to lhc end. Hc sal down on  a pile of loose stones which had  broken away from thc ceiling of  thc chamber. He had noticed  Ihat there were heaps of rubble  everywhere in the tunnels and  alcoves. Mounds of crumbled  masonry and splintered shoring  had blocked some of the passages  completely. Thc labyrinth was  very dilapidated, but with the  minotaur in residence evidently  no repairs could hc undertaken.  When the danger failed to  immediately materialize, his fear  gave way to thc restless boredom  lhal accompanies prolonged tension, Hc had fallen into an aimless reverie, a daydream, when  hc suddenly sensed that he was  no longer alone. Hc realized that  for some time hc had been marginally aware of another deeper  breathing in perfect rhythm with  his own.    Panic twisted in his  stomach and pounded at his  temples.  The minotaur stood at the  mouth of a tunnel directly before him. In the faint light from  the overhead shafts which cunningly ventilated thc maze.  Theseus saw thc slightly stooped,  still powerful body, surmounted  by the horrible horned head in  all its monstrous divinity. He  wanted to run, Jo scream, to die,  but his legs, throat, his whole  being, refused to obey him.  Thc minotaur raised its gigantic hands. Theseus watched it  come closer, watched it kneel,  fell thc huge arms encircle his  neck. The minotaur slowly  lowered its enormous head, as  though to whisper some ultimate  secret in Theseus' ear. Then,  with a shudder, it began to weep  abjectly on his shoulder.  How long they remained that  way, Theseus could not recall.  At some point the minotaur  stopped crying and began to  speak. At first Theseus could  hardly credit Ihe sounds for  speech. Deformed, awkward with  disuse, the tongue of (he minotaur mangled the language of  men as savagely as hc had  mutilated their bodies. Gradually  Theseus was able to pick out a  word here and a phrase there of  the minotaur's talc.  Thc minotaur began by begging Theseus not to be afraid  and cautioned him against any  attempt lo escape. He did not  wish to have to kill him, hc  explained. That was the very  reason he had come, resolved  to kneel as a supplicant before  the first of the intended victims  he encountered. He then entered  upon a long recitation of the unnatural circumstances of his conception, his accursed birth, and  the miserable childhood he had  spent in a dungeon nursery beneath Ihe palace while the  labyrinth was under construction.  There followed an account of his  bestial existence in thc maze,  driven by starvation to comb its  endlessly meandering corridors  in search of thc sacrificial victims which provided his only  sustenance.  He had never wanted to kill  anyone, he told Theseus. He  had   forced   himself,   on   many  occasions, to refrain from  slaughtering those unfortunates  who were condemned to the  labyrinth, but they had only  died anyway of hunger or of  fright. Hc had even tried time  and again, hc insisted, to approach his fellow prisoners in  friendship, to reassure them,  calm their fears, and make  common cause with them, but  always they had fled from him in  horror. Was it not more merciful, he asked, to kill them quickly  and spare them the agonies of  starvation and terror? And was it  not right, hc demanded, that he  himself should survive, he who  was strong enough to endure and  even, finally, to conquer the  labyrinth?  In thc darkness and loneliness  of years hc had conceived a  plan. Hc realized that the  labyrinth and its monster must  have by now become infamous,  a byword for cruelty and barbarity throughout thc world. If  people could comprehend the injustice of Ihe sacrifice, could  they not be moved by the injustice of his own incarceration?  What was hc but another innocent victim of the greeds and  lusts of men and of thc anger of  thc gods? All that was needed  was the co-operation of one of  his supposed victims to act as  his spokesman and guarantor of  his good intentions. Would  Theseus help him? Surely he  would. Hcmust.  Through it all. Theseus neither  spoke nor moved. The minotaur  continued, now in a grateful  tone, as though everything he  wished for had been granted,  explaining that he understood  that there could never truly be  a place for him in the society of  men. He knew his deformity  and reputation would always be  horrible to many. Still, he supposed, it was not too much to  ask that he be allowed to retire  to a secluded spot, preferably  somewhere near the sea, a hermitage in the sun, where he could  watch the birds, listen to the  waves, smell thc grass, and live  in peace; a place where he would  never again know hunger and  screams and darkness and dank  unyielding    stone. Perhaps  Theseus would even visit him  from time to time, bringing with  him such companions as might  not be frightened or revolted by  CBC Radio  Coast News, February 14,1978.  OUR SPRING STOCK  IS ARRIVING DAILY  Ladies Dresses  Rugby Shirts by Tyrol  (Made in N. Van.)  Summer Jackets  We now carry a new line  of GYPSY JEANS  apparel  Wharf St., Sechelt,   88S-5611  Your local Mom's & Tot's Shop  CONTRACTORS  HOMEOWNERS  BUILDERS  a good place to  YOUR  We'll give you  & color and df  consultation at no charge and  free estimates  Ve'll give you  special package  on floor coverings &  cabinetry  We invite you to save with us!  ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!  SUNSHINE KITCHENS  GIBSONS 886-9411  KEN DEVRIES& SONS LTD.  GIBSONS 886-7112  by Maryannc West  Playhouse, Thursday. 8:04  p.m. presents the first of a six-  part adapation of Greene's  thirties novel Stamboul Train.  The fabled Orient Express rumbles across Europe from Ostend  to Constantinople, the passengers  caught up in politics, intrigue,  murder and romance. The sound  effects for this production were  recorded last year on the last run  of thc famous train.  Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)  one of the finest all-round actresses the world has known, a character larger than life is in the spotlight again in a radio documentary Sunday 4:05 p.m. If you enjoyed and were intrigued by the  recent television portrayal of  this amazing lady this program  will bring added insight and  understanding of the actress who  was the toast of five continents.  Everything about her was flamboyant, from her spectacular  affairs to her habit of sleeping  in her coffin, her headline escapades, her penchant for doing  and saying exactly what she felt -  and getting away with it ail.  The program sorts through all  his appearance, and they would  walk over thc hills and by the  sea and share a cup of wine  around a bright warm fire in the  evening.  Theseus' perch on thc pile of  stones had become intolerably  uncomfortable. He shifted his  weight slightly, using his hands  to steady himself. His fingers  encountered a shard of flint as  sharp and heavy as thc head of  an axe. For a moment hc looked  down at the bowed head resting  gently on his shoulder, thc nape  of the neck exposed, and felt  something like pity. Then his  cry of triumph echoed through  the labyrinth and out into the  world.  the legends lo discover the little-  known woman behind the impressive (aient. the theatrical gestures, the egomania, the promiscuity, thc insatiable urge to  gobble life and with it all her  art, her charm and wit.  Canada Watch, Saturday 7:05  p.m. studies Canada's relations  with the U.S. Where is il leading  us? Whal lies ahead for the  auto-pact, the steel industry,  resources and agriculture?  Ideas, Saturday 9:05 p.m. goes  back to the ancient explorers of  this continenl, Lbyans, Phocn-  cians, Egyptians and Celtibc-  rians.  Wednesday February 15  Johnny Chase: 8:04 p.m. Science  fiction thriller.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Music  from thc Court of Frederick Ihe  Cireat with Grela Kraus. harpsichord. Robert Aitkin flute.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Irish writer  John Miilington Synge.  Thursday February 16  Playhouse:   8:04 p.m. Stamboul  Train by Graham Greene.  Part I.  Ostend loColgnc.  Jazz   Radio-Canada:   8:30   p.m.  Ron   Collier  and   the   Humber  Extension, P. J. Perry Quintet.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Hamilton     Philharmonic     Orchestra.  Lib    Krausc.    piano.    Somers,  Mo/art. Schubert.  Nightcap:    11:20   p.m.   Erskine  Childers author of spy  thriller  The Riddle of the Sands.  Friday February 17  School Broadcast: 2:04 p.m. History of Music in Canada. Part 111.  Country  Road: 8:30 p.m. Gary  Reid. "  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.  Julie Holtzman, piano. Leslie  Maloway. Haydn. Faure, Berlioz.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Paddy  Moloney, leader of the Chieftains  Saturday February 18  Update: 8:30 a.m. Roundup ol  B.C. happenings.  Thc House: 9:10 a.m. The week  in parliament  Quirks and Quarts:  12:05 p.m  Science Magazine. David Suzuki.  Metropolitan Open:    2:00 p.m.  Eugene Onegln, Tchaikovsky.  Canada Watch: 7:05 p.m. Canada  and the U.S. Who's in charge?  Ideas: 9:05 p.m. New Archeology  and Ancient Settlers.  Anthology:    10:05    p.m.    Five  Canadian Poets,   Short story by  Please turn to Page Six  CAMpbell's  FAMILY SHOES and LEATHER GOODS  "IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SECHELT'  Your friendly neighbourhood  drop-off point for Coast News  Classified Ads.  PILEDRIVER WORKING  In the Secret Cove - Pender Harbour  area. Piling orders on new or used now  being taken. Good prices. Free estimates.  886-2875  HANSON MARINE CONTRACTORS LTD  PILEDRIVING BREAKWATERS  ANCH0RSHEAW LIFTING  SALVAGE 1 CONSTRUCTION  GAMBIER  ISLAND  R.R.3 GIBSONS B.C  886-2875  NEW  HOURS  Tuesday ��� Sunday  Closed Monday  m&m  Featuring our Smorgasbord  Friday, Saturday & Sunday  JWLMOON INN  Si  8 miles north of Sechelt on Hwy 101   I Please phone for reservations  885-5500  Autoplan 1978  rewards the safe drivei;  Nine out of ten  British Columbia  vehicle owners will  not pay any more  for auto insurance  in 1978 than they  did in 1977. And  most will pay less  because ot the  expanded Safe  Driving Discounts.  The overall average premium rate increase is 6%, but the  full impact of this increase will  be felt only by the vehicle  owners who fail to qualify for  the Safe Driving Discounts.  The premium increase is  primarily to take into account  the substantial and rapid growth  in payments for bodily injury  claims.  Safe Driving  Discounts.  The discount program benefits the better drivers;  25% is deducted from your  premium if you have a two year  claim free record between October 1, 1975 and September 30,  1977.  15% is deducted from your  premium if you have a one year  claim free record from October  1,1976 to September 30,1977.  90% of all vehicle owners  will not pay more for their  insurance in 1978. Discounts  on this year's premiums are  earned by many motorists whose  records are free of claims for  which any payment has been  made for collision, property  damage or bodily injury. (No-  fault accident benefit claims do  not affect Safe Driving Discounts.)  In addition to the Safe  Driving Discounts, there's good  news for the Under 25 Single  Miles. Vehicle owners or principal operators in the category  who are claim free and have not  accumulated more than five  "Point Penalties" between  January 1,1977 and September  30,1977 will be entitled to a 25%  Safe Driving Incentive Grant.  A completed application form  must be submitted before April  1,1978.  New Features of  Autoplan  1. Claims Review  Procedure  Motorists who disagree with  the settlement proposed at a  Claim Centre can ask the Centre  Manager for a full review. The  Claims Review Committee is  made up of the Senior Claims  Manager and senior officials from  other departments. This ensures  that reviews will be made by  senior officers who can consider  the issues from a range of  viewpoints.  2. Valued Policy  This new policy is specifically designed for vehicles which  have been substantially altered  from the manufacturers' original  specifications. This policy provides insureds with a guarantee  that in the event of a total loss,  their vehicles are insured for  values determined through appraisals made when the coverage  was taken out.  3. Optional Third Party  Legal Liability Coverage  This coverage is now available, without a separate endorsement, rrom$100,000to$10  million.  4. Young Drivers in the  "Under 25" Rate Class  Drivers in this class have  been divided into smaller age  groups. This will allow the Corporation to develop claims statistics which could result in future  rate variations.  All vehicles must  carry the bask  Autoplan Insurance  Coverage.Thte  protection provides:  investigation costs. You may be  responsible for the rest if you  only have this basic coverage.  ��� \ "No-fault" accident benefits.  0/ This covers medical costs,  expenses of rehabilitation, disability payments, death benefits  and funeral expenses resulting  from an automobile accident,  regardless of who was at fault.  Check what additional coverage you may need���if you feel  the Basic Autoplan is less than  your potential needs, you can  buy a wide range of optional  coverages:  Increased Third Party Legal  Liability  Specified Perils  Comprehensive  Collision  Additional Equipment  Loss of Vehicle Use  How to renew:  By now you will have received your application form-  just follow these simple steps:  I   Check the pre-pnnted  ��� information on your form.  Check the name, address,  vehicle description, etc.  2 Check your Safe Dnving  . Discount ���If you think you  are entitled to the discount, and  it is not pnnted on your renewal  form, please see any Autoplan  agent or Motor Vehicle  Branch office.  J  Check your rate class -  . Compare the present use of  your vehicle, and the driverfs)  with the Rate Class number on  your renewal form. The Rate  Class number shown in the box  on your renewal form must  be correct.  4 Take your renewal form to  . any Autoplan agent or Motor  Vehicle Branch office. They will  help you complete it, and make  any changes you require and  provide you with new decals and  an insurance certificate.  s  If you have not received a  renewal form by mail, take  your present Vehicle Licence/  Owner's Certificate and Dnver's  Licence to any Autoplan agent or  Motor Vehicle Branch office.  The Corporation has once  again made available a Prenuum  Installment Finance Plan. This  plan will require a 30% down  payment of the total costs of the  licence plate fees and insurance  premium. The down payment  must be more than the Licence  plate fee. The balance of three  installments are livable at two  month intervals and will Ix;  charged against your bank ac  count automatically This service  is available up to the end ol  March 1978, although an extension to the end of Apnl. 1978  will be made to accoinniodate  vehicle owners under age 25.  The interest rate on the out  standing balance is 1 08% | ier  month, or 13% ;)er aniiiun  Deadline tor renewal is mid  night, Tuesday, Febniary 28,1978  In most cases premiums are lower in B.C. than in other  provinces. Here are some examples for your specific region.  DRIVER: Over 30 years old with    COVERAGE: Public Liability  an occasional Under 25 andPropeity  Single Male operator. No Damage $200,000  accidents in B.C. in the Collision $100  last 2 years. 3 years deductible,  elsewhere. Vehicle Comprehensive  used for pleasure only. $50 deductible.  Port Albarni [Red DBer 'Brantiord [Sherbrooke Icharlottclown  B.C. Alta.       !Ont. P.Q. |P.EI.  AUTOMOBILES  1969 Austin  Cambridge  $228  1975 Volkswagen  Beetle    |$2S3  1977 Toyota Ceuca iS364  $410  $477  $568  ($409  j$458  '$524  $552  $627  '$731  $367  $427  $509  Third Party Legal Liability Comparanve fatos are horn the 1977 insurers Advisory Organization ol Canada manual  3/ Insurance. This pays for all  claims against you if you are  legally liable to another person  for bodily injury, death or damage  to property up to a total limit of  $75,000 plus legal and claim  ��� INSURANCE  CORPORATION  OF BRITISH COUJMHA  Where the Drivei Sets the Rates 6. Coast News, February 14,1978.  From the Cab Stand  Being invited to \\ rite * rai-s  column (which aspires to become  a regular feature of the Coast  News) was the high point of my  ��� day. By way of an explanation,  a word or two about thc vicissi-  . tmlos  of  the  cab-driver's  life.  ! !n any business there are days  when it not only doesn't pay.  i'ut its just plain dangerous to  get  out  of  bed:  The  heavens  ' assume baleful configurations,  promising thunder, lightning  and rain, the morning paper  leaves a blank where your horoscope should be. the cream  curdles in your coffee, the toast  burns. Von don't have to know  that u Isn't your day. Unfortunately, most ot these days  ilon'l announce themselves so  dramatical!) and out you go into  ihe world, blissfully unaware that  you're walking under the ladder  j& C Electronics Cowrie Street, Secneit   885-  of life instead of climbing up it.  On the day in question, I  arrived at Langdale after a  smooth crossing, sustained by  uncurdled coffee and unburned  toast, and in good spirits, considering my catatonic tendencies  in thc early morning. I was  picked up by Sun Dispatch  owner. Murray Watson, who  was going to drop me at my cab  before heading up to Sechelt to  attend the Industrial First Aid  course that he, co-owner Neil  McLardy, and driver Mike Standing are taking, liverything went  according lo plan until I tried to  start the cab. Apparently sharing  my aversion to early mornings,  il declined to be aroused. Aware  of ils eccentric carb, we raised  the hood, took off the air-cleaner,  and tried again; at which point  Inqlia  'TAKE A HOLIDAY  HOME WITH YOU'  WINTER PROMOTION  You could win one ol  live holidays for  !wo in Hawaii    Be sure lo come in and see our new line ol   Inglis  appliances  ���   washers,   dryers,   ranges, relrigeralors.  EVERYTHING YOU'DEXPECT AND THEN  SOME  INTERNATIONAL  MEDITATION  SOCIETY  PRESENTS  Thursday,  February    16th,  7:30   p.m.  A lecture on the T.M. Sidhi  Program and super  normal  abilities.    at   Elphinstone,  Room 111.  For inlormation call 885-3342  Guest Speakers: Doug McLeish  and Stan Lamothe  tide tables  Tiie. Feb. 14  (MOO  1005  1720  Wed. Feb. 15  9.6  14.0  d.2  Thur. Feb. 16  0200  0640  1135  1<)20  12.8  11.2  13.1  5.5  0025  0505  10-15  1S25  12.4  10.6  1.1.5  5.9  Frl.Feb. 17  0300  0800  1230  2000  13.3  11.3  12.8  5.0  Reference:  Point Atkinson  Sat. Feb. 18  0.155  0910  1330  2055  Sun. Feb. 19  0430  0955  1425  21.10  13.7  II.1  12.7  4.6-  14.0  10.7  12.7  4..1  GIBSONS LANES  Mon. Feb. 20  0505 H.I  1020 10.2  Hwy 101,  I5I5  886-2086 22t5  OPEN  Friday* Saturday 7-11 p.m.  Sunday 2 ��� 5 p.m. and 9 ��� 11 p.m.  it spat fumes and a cupful of  gas at Murray.   (The automotive  equivalent of "Not now, I've got  a headache."') Pressed for time,  1 drove Murray to Sechelt in the  other cab, dropped him at the  Village Inn, where Neil and Mike  were at breakfast,  and headed  back down thc peninsula.   Then  I tried the radio.   No response.  It had worked perfectly minutes  before   and   I   was   reasonably  sure the dispatcher hadn't run  off to join the circus in thc interval.    Paranoia set in.    Science  fiction stories about the  revolt  of the machines came to mind.  I pulled into the office at Davis  Bay  and  tinkered  futilcly  with  the coloured spaghetti under thc  dash.   My knowledge of mechanics   is   haphazard,   aquircd   in  desperation.  Electricity is sonic-  thing else.   I feel like F.dison if  I can change a light bulb without  having to rewire the whole house.  Realizing that 1 was the victim  of a cosmic conspiracy, at this  point I relaxed.  I've driven taxis  for two years, on and off; long  enough to know that you can't  let yourself get rattled.   With a  cup of coffee and an invocation to  St. Christopher (retired, but still  patron saint of hacks), I took off  for Gibsons, clutching a list of  trips and a lot of dimes for thc  phone, convinced that my heroic  bearing in the face of misfortune  would  move even the gods  to  pity.    Or, as thc editor of the  Coast   News   later   counselled,  "Despair is always premature."  (I  know a double-edged sword  when   I've   been   stabbed   with  one.)   Still, things did improve.  The editor accepted my offering  and   invited   me   to   write   this  column.   One of my passengers  repaired my radio in ten seconds.  (A blown fuse. 25<t.)    Sun Dispatch owes Gambier Island resident John Lee a special vote of  thanks.   (He says we'll get the  bill.)   F.verything was fine until  I attempted to turn the car around  on a narrow stretch of thc highway just east of the Grantham's  store.   I backed into a gravelled  pull-in and sank up to my gas  tank in what proved to be an incredibly soft shoulder.    After a  brief interlude of wailing, gnashing    teeth,    hair-tearing    and  heaping curses on the ear. the  Department   of   Highways,   and  my own stupidity, (so much for  heroic bearing), help appeared in  the  form  of  two   men   with   a  shovel who enthusiastically tried  to dig  mc  out.     The  attempt  failed   and   I   didn't   gct   their  names, but their assistance was  much appreciated, as were the  offers  of  help  from   numerous  local   motorists.      A   tow-truck  eventually  extricated   me   and.  after a  hit  of shovel  work restoring thc ruts.  I was on the  road again, jusl in time to quit  for the day.   I'll be back at the  wheel next week.  Human beings  are unique in their inability to  learn from their mistakes.    Ex-  ���   i .  w^g^SS1  Equus  ion  HORSES AND THE LAW  by Trish Cramer B.H.A.I,  and Debbie Rhodes  In our area, seldom a week  goes by that someone's horse  doesn't escape. Horses by nature  are wanderers and are curious.  We would like to enlighten our  readers as lo what to do if you  should lose a horse, see a loose  horse or have your property  damaged by a horse.  First let us say that seldom  will a horse be running al large  with his owners permission. He  is a loved and generally protected pet and his owner would be  the first io be upset if he knew.  So we would like Mr. John U.>  Public to "Hold His Horses"  before giving wrent to anger  when inconvenienced by our  "Galloping Gourmet".  have to pass  or roadside, do n<  not use your ho  cause the horse I  on    tin  traffic.  Snow on thc mountains in the background belie;  thc spring-like foreground but that's what B.C  If you have lost your horse,  first check and see that he isn't  right in your own front yard  hiiing behind the house or  garage. When it is discerned  that he is actually missing, call  the RCMP and tell them you are  aware he is at large so any calls  Ihcy might gel will be directed  to you. Next gather a lead rope,  halter and pail of grain and look  for his tracks leading out of your  yard. Horses will usually go lo  another horse or to griize  is where you will genera  your horse, We have  horses that wander are usually  huugn or lonely.  If you see a loose horse and  have any experience with handling horses, and you are equipped  with a rope you might try to  walk up to the animal and capture  it. Do not be sneaky, horses  run at the lust sign of "sneaky  people".   II you are driving and  is all about, isn't it? sailing and skiing arc pos  sible at the same time of the year.  c on the road  . I repeat, do  as  this can  run right out  iad    into   oncoming  shim slowlv.  so this  |\  find  fou ml  If your properly is damaged by  a horse, such as lawns chewed  up, spetic lank caved in. or  fences broken, treat ihis as you  would a runaway car. Go to the  ow net*, present your grievance  and I almost guarantee the horse  owner will clean up any problem, mosi carry insurance lor  just such oeciirauees, Be calm.  \ouraiiuer will gel you nothing.  We are  EXPANDING  at Secret Cove Marina  When completed our revamped marina facilities will  include:  Moorage for 200 boats  Ample parking for 100 cars  (right alongside the marina)  Hydro-hoist floating ways  (6 ton -30 foot capacity)  Fuel barge  General store  Laundromat, toilets, showers  Live bait  We expect to have our renovations  completed by May 1st, 1978.  MOORAGE AVAILABLE  SEASONALLY OR YEARLY  MOORAGE RATES: <jf*\  $1.65 per fool per month Anually ^~ -  or  $2.50 per fool per month Seasonally  For further inquiries please call       -.,  JOHN BUCKRIDGE885-3533   \\\\%  or write \Pi III  SECRET COVE MARINA II  R.R. #1, Halfmoon Bay, B.C. VON 1Y0  perience may be the besl teacher,  but we. fortunately, are the worst  students. That's my pearl of  wisdom for this week.  Finally. I'd like lo add a personal note of thanks. Some weeks  ago 1 aquircd a nasty ease of  food-poisoning. (Libel forbids  me to say where.) Thinking I  was over the worst of it. | boarded  the Queen of New Westminster  to go home. As it turnt 1 out,  the worst was yet to come. In  a cold sweat, shaking, and on  the verge of passing out. I badly  needed help. I lurched out of  lhc head and lunged al the first  gold-braid   epaulet   I  saw.      It  belonged on the shoulder of Capt.  Charles Strom. He helped me to  a chair and quickly summoned  thc First Aid man. Keith Baker,  and Chief Steward Joe Kamp-  man. All three of them escorted  me to the Firsl Aid room where  I was kept comfortable and stable  for the remainder of the voyage.  They also radioed ahead to enable  my friend Karen to bring thc  car down to the ramp to pick me  up. My legs weren't up to much'  and the Chief and First Aid man  assisted me to the ear. My thanks  again to them all for making an  unpleasant ordeal more bearable.  From now on. I carry a lunch.  Over and out.  Insurance - If your horse is  running loose and causes harm to  persons or properly you are  responsible! We would all like  to believe thai il could never  happen to us bill ihe insurance  (-t IM , ami P.M. is very incxpeii  si\e io ha\e pm on your  owners' polii�� We si  ivionnneml thai \oudolhi'  ho im  i rough  FLORON  AGENCIES LTD  RON McSAVANEY  AGENT  885-3339  REAL ESTATE * INSURANCE  1589 Marine Drive Gibsons.  OFFICE: 886-2248  JOHN BLACK  886-7316  \ Wally does  |     AIL  \       of  ;]     my  ^     body  ^     work  ! A0T��  �� 60OY  We handle I.C.B.C. claims  CBC  Radio  Continued From Page Five  Joan-Guy      Carrier.      Politics,  Jas Morcau. I%n.  Thc   Hornby   Collection:    11:05  p.m. Coastal Suite, poetry and  fiction on a central theme.  Sunday February 19  CBC Stage: 1:05 p.m. Annabellc  Alone, by Christopher Bidmcad.  a suspense thriller.  Signature:   4:05   p.m.   Part   I.  The   Divine   Sarah    Bernhardt.  Part   II.   A  sound   view  of old  Japan.  Sympnony Hall: 7:05 p.m. Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Rcnee  Morisset. Victor Bouchard, duo-  piunisls. Provost, Bach. Webern,  Mo/art, Debussy.  Concern: 4:05 p.m. Christianity  without Christ.  Monday February 20  (.old Rush: 8:30 p.m. Pied Pear   "8  Meditators  Continued From Page One  They conceived a world which  would become a unity in diversity. Ministry #4 was thc  Ministry of Education and  Enlightenment and again we  had a cabinet minister among  us. name of Patty McLeish,  wife of Doug.  One of the really important  and bus<cst ministries was the  filth, we were informed. It is  the Ministry of Celebration and  Fulfillment. They have four  seasonal celebrations and the  ministry is a busy one because,  they explained matter of factly,  they have so much to celebrate.  Ministry r% is the Ministry  of Prosperity and Progress.  Employers are finding that meditators arc more productive, more  proficient, and happy workers.  Some large corporations are subsidizing their executives to  counteract the stress of the  executive suite.  Ministry of Information and  Inspiration was the seventh  ministry, h was pointed out that  authorities had been in agree-  livc from C'ourtenay.  Mostly  Music: 10:20 p.m. Ct^  Vancouver    Orchestra,    Robert  Silverman, piano.   Kent, Baker,  Ravel.  Nightcap:  11:20 p.m. Irish film  industry.  kffffff"'"  2. B.C. claims. ^  Tuesday February 21  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. National Arts Centre Orchestra. Harvey Phillips, tuba. Poulene.  Somcrs. Williams, Schumann.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Barbara  Lc Diamondstcin. co.ror of Art  p.ok.  CbC-FM Radio 105.7  Ideas: 8:04 Wednesday ��� Founding of thc State of Isreul. Thursday ��� Society's Children, do you  like your children? Friday ���  Interview with leading thinkers.  Monday - Aging. Tuesday -  Spy fiction.  Thursday: Signature 9:04 p.m.  Part I. The Divine Sarah Bernhardt. Part II. Sounds of old  Japan.  Friday: Radio International 9:04  p.m. Uncle David's Date by  I.adislavGiosman.  Saturday: Audience. 9:05 p.m.  Part I. Nationalism and the  Canadian writer - an opinion by  Michael Mercer. Part II. A West  Coast Wcssex by David Wat-  mough. Part III. Jack Hodgins  a self portrait.  nient for many years that man  used only a small portion of his  brain. Meditation, which is a  very simple technique that a  four year old can master, increases thc utilization of the individual's potential hut thc public-  is largely uninformed about it.  hence thc seventh ministry.  Research and Development  were the function of the eighth  ministry, which sparkled with the  title of thc Ministry of All Possibilities. The ninth ministry  was the Ministry for Capitals  of the Age of Enlightenment.  Finally we had thc tenth  ministry which is thc Ministry  of Health and Immortality. They  made thc point that many people  were coming to meditation on  thc advice of their doctors since  the effect of thc overall heahl,  of the individual was marked and  definite. It was said that in a  disease-free society the life span  of the individual could he greatly-  increased.  So there wc had it, a profile  of the World Government in the  Age of Enlightenment. What  are we to make of it. It bears  repeating thai the four young  people we met were impressive.  It was refreshing to hear people  speak with such hope and such  positives about Ihe future of  our troubled species. The claims  they make appear grandiose but  they make them with a matter  of factness and a very gentle  strength that commands attention.  They explained to us the standardized procedure by which  the technique of meditation is  taught. Trower and 1 listened.  What did wc think of it all?  Well the firsl thing that you have  to do is attend an introductory  lecture. There will be one in  Room 111 in Elphinstone Secondary School at 7:30 p.m.. Thursday. February loth Trower and  I will he there.  Lottery  An incorrect lottery number in  the S5.000 category was issued  to the press, after last Wednesday's Western Express Draw.  The winning number should  read 2069226. not 2069224,  however there is a possibility  that thc lottery officials will  decide to honour both numbers  so it's worthwhile to take another  look at your discarded tickets.  One of thc other $5,000 tickets  which came up (no mistake in  this one) was won by Merrily  Mulligan, the number was  34651054,  congratulations,  B8B-7139  *. Gerry Brown of the Crossbow Association explains some of the fine points to F.d Burritt  while master bowman Robin Allen listens in. The scene was during the recent crossbow  display in Ihe Gibsons Mall.  Wanderers  Well, what can you say after  you play your heart out and still  end up on the short end. The  Wanderers men's Soccer team  played West Van Royals at  Langdale Field this Sunday  under ideal conditions only to  come out with a 2-0 loss.  The spectators enjoyed the  close checking game. Dun Weinhandl called Kevin Lee of the  Royals "the fastest man on two  legs." Jim Pierce said "it was  a great game but our team left  thc middle open loo often."  Wanderers coach, Terry Duffy,  had high marks for Duncan  Campbell and Nick Bergnach.  Other comments were "you  were equally matched but they  took better advantage of the  opportunities" and "we played  well but let's face It, they were  the better leant today."  Goal scorers for the Royals  were Adrian Cole and Scott  Weston. Dave Power of the  Royals gels a gold star for his  6th shutout in a row. The Royals,  by lhc way. are a hot club after  defeating Cliff Avenue of the  second division 2-1 in recenl  Provincial Cup play.  Wilson Creek  Senior Citizen's Drop In:    The  Friday afternoon drop in is continuing at Wilson Creek Community hall. From 2 to 4 p.m.,  there is music, tea, and games.  The Community Library is open  at this time also. Why not come  out, meet your friends, and  relax with a cup of tea? Bridge  players arc especially needed at  this drop-in, so if you play cards,  come and join a foursome at thc  Community hall. Remember,  that's Friday afternoons, 2 to 4.  For more information. Call  April Struthers. your community  worker, at 885-5422.  Teen  Girl's  Yoga:      Here's   a  chance to shape up and relax1  Evans Hcrmon is holding Tccn  Girl's Yoga classes al the Wilson  Creek Scout Hall. Thursdays.  4:30 lo 5:30 p.m. All teenage  girls are welcome. For more  information,   call    Ihe    Fitness  Coast News, February 14,1978.  Service at 885-3611 or the community worker at 885-5422.  New Community Office: The  Wilson Creek Community Centre  Office is located in the Scout  Hall at Wilson Creek, and is  open between 8:00 and 4:30  Monday to Friday. The community worker, April Struthers,  and Family Day Care Co-ordina-  tor, Donna Shugar. and the Grant  Co-ordinator. Marg Pearson,  arc available there during working hours. For information on  any of the Wilson Creek programs  or facilities, call the community  office at the new phone number:  885-5422.  ^CLASSIFIEDADS  4JW|��(iau(a8s^jp  �� Crafts 0 Hobbies  Seaside Plaza, Gibsons  886-2811  Our Handicraft Drop-in  Centre will be continuing  Tuesday and Thursday  at 7:30 p.m.  ��  laflta  strokers  by Dennis Gray  One day while trying to revive  my car with a heart massage, a  friend said. "Trouble with that  car is you don't show it any love  or affect inn, Volkswagens need  tender words of encouragement."  (Yeli. I've got some tunny  friends).  Now 1 mighl talk to myself,  my dog or even my plants, hut to  a Volkswagen? As I recall il  was thc hug that got me talking  to myself in the first place. However there is some truth in what  he says. In the case of motorcycles, how they perform depends  a good deal on how you treat  them, how you treat them depends on how much you like  them.  1 think the first week or two  on a new bike is very important.  I call it the getting aquainted  period and it is a mutual affair.  Just as the rider has to adjust  to the bike, so the bike has to  adjust to the rider. You might  not have too much confidence  in the machine at first, but il  probably wouldn't be impressed  with your riding either. Normally  the performance of both the  machine and rider improve and a  compatibility or rapport builds  up between them.  By this time a rider will know  both his and the machines  capability and hopefully will be  happy to stay within them. 11  he exceeds them, the machine  will ususally tell him. Also at  this time a rider is apt to talk  to and about his machine with  affectionate words, like Yammie.  Su/ie. Elsie. Bcc/er, Triumph.  Bull. Cow. Hog or Sled.  Unfortunately some people  never seem happy with their  bikes. Perhaps they are too  good for them, perhaps not good  enough. Perhaps they just  don't like bikes. These people  are easy to spot, their bikes are  neglected, thc chain is rusty,  there are loose or broken spokes,  things are falling ��ff and its never  been washed from the day they  got it. They hammer it into gear  with their boot, then cry the blues  when the transmission fails.  They jab and kick at the foot  start and are furious when it  breaks, on a larger bike it may  just kick him back.  Believe me it is depressing  to sec a bike in this condition  a leu short weeks after selling  it. Makes you wish there was  a society for lhc prevention of  cruelty lo hikes.  II this sounds a little far out.  my wife will probably agree with  you, in fact she has made the  comment. 'I think you love that  damn bike more than me', that's  nol true of course. 1 mean bikes  arc great, but they can't cook.  Local rider Steve Hay ward was  presented with the Molson's  scries Senior Rider Award last  Saturday night at the CM.A.  Annual Awards banquet. Congratulations Steve, hope to see  you back on two wheels soon,  till then keep on stroking.  On the  , ��� ,, rocks  by Pal Edwards  The Golden Broom Trophy,  emblematic of challenge curling,  went to the Canfor rinks lasl  week in a bonspicl featuring  lhc teachers and local merchants  againsl rinks from Port Mellon.  This new trophy, designed and  cast by John Spence. promises  to become one of the most prized  trophies in our trophy case.  Any group may challenge Canfor and the trophy will be on the  block every six weeks during  the curling season. The last  challengers arc already planning  their strategy to take thc broom  from Canfor after losing by only  three rocks in lasl week's classic.  II you have a group or club  interested in playing for the  Golden Broom, book your ice  time with Gus. and be prepared  for an evening of fun and friendly-  rivalry.  All attention is now focused  on thc open mixed bonspicl  coining up Ihis weekend. Local  rinks will kick off this 40-rink  event on Thursday evening,  which carries on through Friday  afternoon, followed by the presentation of over $1,000. in  prizes.  Strikes and spares  by Bud Mulcaster  Wc received lhc final standings  for the Master-Instructor Tournament held in Nanaimo a couple of  weeks ago and Dianne Fitchcll  came in fifth oul of a field of %  women, quite a feat considering  lite slowness of the tournument.  In the Classic League Henry  Hinz had lhc lop game wilh a 352  single and Freeman Reynolds  rolled a .122 single, and 1045  for four.  In a rolloff for the Gibsons 'A'  League. Art Holden rolled games  of 204-331 and 2��l for a three  game total of 9lh. and in thc  Phuntustique League kept it up  with a 340 single and 794 for  three. Penny McClymont was lop  gun in Ihe Wednesday Coffee  League with a 327 single and 742  for three and Edna Bellerivc.  all rested from a holiday, came  up with a 302 single in the  Phuntastique League. Gwen  McConnell bowled a 322 single  in thc Senior Y.B.C. League for  Ihe high game and David Atlec  rolled 720 for high three.  Highest Totals: Classic: Gwen  Edmonds 2<)2-91ti. Ken Skytte  284-064. Henry Hinz 352-978,  Freeman Reynolds 322-1045.  Tuesday Coffee: Phvllis Hoops  250-035. Nora Solinsky 260-673.  Swingers: Alice Smith 215-549.  .lean Wvngaerl 206-563. Hugh  Inglis 236-605. Art Smith 242-  631. Gibsons 'A': Nancy Carbv  244-654. Kathy Clark 277-695.  Mary Braun 299-698. Romy  Talenio 275-704, George Watt  282-726, Larry Braun 270-772.  An Holden 331-916. Wednesday  Coffee: June Frandsen 244-672.  Darlcnc Maxfield 245-690. Jane  Coates 280-693. Penny Mc-  Clymont 327-742. Ball &' Chain:  Diane Coates 234-637. Dianne  Fitchcll 231-656. Stan Turner 263-  654. Brian Butcher 249-655.  Ken   Skvtte   292-689.   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Alan  .lav 211-327. Ardan MacKcnzie  234-378. Seniors: Colleen Bennett 244-624. Miehcle Solinsky  250-663. Gwen McConnell 322-  693. David Atlee 259-726.  We had a problem getting  Y.B.C. shirts this year so if any  families have Y.B.C. shirts they  are not using we will gladly  lake them off your hands.  Coach, John Fulker of the Royals, was impressed with the  Wanderers' quick counter attacks and said the home team  would have had some goals except for the system of defence  used by the Royals. Other  Wanderers who played well were  Bjorn Bjornson, Gary Davies  and Art Drew.  Juveniles. 8-10 years old, from  Gibsons are having regular  practices now on Saturdays at  9:00 a.m. on Gibsons Elementary  field. Roberts Creek juveniles  are practicing Wednesday at  4 p.m. at Roberts Creek Elemen-  tar,-.  Penalty Shots: Wanderers'  next game is on Sunday. February 19 at 2:00 at Langdale  field against Labatts. Best  wishes to the West Van Royals in  their next provincial cup games.  Gold Stars to all the great  Wanderers fans who line the  field two deep for this game and  a special buss to Carol MacLeod.  Drop off your Cowl Ncwf  Classifieds    at    Campbell's  Family Shoes & Leather Goods  . In  downtown  Sechelt.     It's  convenient!  VARIETY FOODS     \  SNACK BAR & DELI  "iifl  .'���"������"'���,> **1  '.:&JL ��  sin  .,      ..... rfwagmmWi  v Herbal Teas -u  and  ��-  Sandwiches �����  Made to Order  886-2936 \  Gibsons Harbour      3  (TM*��*^<rv��**^irv��*����^(rv����^<rv��*<V)ffMr*^s%��*��ris(p��J(  Easy  REVISED  SPRING  L^ULrJ    sche��ule  Effective  February 12-  June17,1978  VANCOUVER HARBOUR  INCLUDES GIBSONS PORT MELLON  AMcNAB CREEK  DAILY  EXCEPT SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS  Flight  101  103  105  Departs  sechelt  Flight  No.  Departs  Van. Hbr.  7 45am   II 102 ��� t ���    8 30am  11:45 am      104 ��� t��   V 30 p.m.  3:45 p.m.     106 4 30 p.m  SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS  103 11:45 a.m.     104 at*  105 3:45 p.m.     106  12 30 p.m.  4 30 p.m.  PENDER HARBOUR  INCLUDES THORMANBY 4 NELSON ISLANDS,  EGMONT, RUBY AND SAKINAW LAKES  DAILY  EXCEPTSUNDAYS& HOLIDAYS   Flight  No.  501  503  Departs  Sechelt  9:15 a.m.  1:15 p.m.  Flight       Departs  No. Pen. Hbr.  502  504  ii 15 a.m.  3 15 p.m.  SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS  503  1:15 p.m.  502  504  11:15 a.m.  3.15 p.m.  LEGEND  ��� Connects with Sechelt & Jervis  t Connects with Pender Harbour  a Connects with Powell River  ��� Connects with Vancouver Harbour  . Connects with Nanaimo  POWELL RIVER  WITH CONNECTIONS TO VANCOUVER HARBOUR, VANCOUVER AIRPORT s NANAIMO  DAIIV EXCEPT SUNDAYS I HOLIDAYS    VANCOUVte araaotr  940 a m.  A -  l   0 1100 am -  1 40 p m.   A .  0   300 pm ���  II, No  601  - 9   15am    D 901  - A 11 25 am. 603  .  1 15 p.m.   D 903  - A    3.25 pm. 605  D 7 45am -  6 45 am A .  D 11 45 a m -  12 45 pm A-  D 3:45 pm -  4 45 p m    A ���>  SUNDAVS 1 HOLIDAY'S  A   8 00 a m  -   8 30am    0*1632  A 12 00 noon  -12 30 p m    Da) 604  A  4 00 p m  430pm 0       606  vANcouvin Aiepoar  1:40 pm    A  904 ����� D   3.00 P-m  6*6T   D lT45 a m~^  ��� 115 p.m    D 903   12.45 p.m.   A .  . A    3:25 p.m. 605    0   3:45 p.m. ���  4:45 p.m    A  A  12 00 noon  12 30 p m   U*t6Cl  A   4 00  p m  4 30 pm    0   606  D-DEPART  A-ARRIVE  CAR RENTALS  CAP, RENTALS ARE AVAILABLE  AT ALL SCHEDULED TERMINALS.  ASK YOUR AQENT FOR PARTICULARS  CHARTER SERVICE  TYEEFLIESANYWHERE  IN THE PACIFIC NORTH WEST  For further information  Please contact your Local Office  NANAIMO  DAILY  EXCEPT SUNDAYS 8, HOLIDA YS  Flight  No.  201  203  205  Departs  Sechelt  7:45 a m  11:45 a.m.  345 p.m.  Flight  No.  202 ���(���  204 ��t*  206  Departs  Nanaimo  8:45 a.m.  12:45 p.m.  4:30pm.  SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS  203  205  1145 am  3:45 P m.  204 ���!���  206  12:45 pm  4:30 pm.  TERMINAL LOCATIONS  VANCOUVER HARBOUR  FT. CARRALL ST . OASTOWN  VANCOUVER AIRPORT  WEST COAST AIR SEAPLANE DOCK  NANAIMO  AIR WEST AIRLINES, BEHIND BUS DEPOT  POWELL RIVER  POWELL LAKE SEAPLANE DOCK  PORPOISE BAY  PENDER HARBOUR  TAYLORS GARDEN BAY STORE  MADEIRA PARK  MADEIRA MARINA  SECHELT INLET  INCLUDES NARROWS AND SALMON INLETS  DAILY  EXCEPTSUNDAYS& HOLIDAYS  TlignT  No.  301  303  "Departs  Sechell  115 am  1 15 P m  Flight  302  304  Departs  Sech  Inlet  10 30 ���! '  3 00pr  303   J  SUNDAYS 4.HOLIDAYS  1 15 p m   IT"   304   1  JERVIS INLET  includeshotham sound  & agamemnon channel  Flighl  No.  DAILY  EXCEPT SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS  Departs  Sechelt  401  403  9   15 an  115 P r  Flighl   f  No  Departs  Jervis In  402  404  10 30 a "1  3 OOP���  SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS  FOR RESERVATIONS  CALL  Sechelt  Vancouver  Nanaimo  Powell River  895-2214  688-8651  753-2041  485-9223  RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE  AT LEAST TWO HOURS PRIOR TO  PUBLISHED DEPARTURE TIMES.  CHECK IN TIME TO BE  80 MINUTES PRIOR  TO SCHEDULED  DEPARTURE TIME  MM  J Coast News, February 14,1978  Kickapoo Joy Juice  Police  This greal blue heron stands majestically among  the lesser birds in Porpoise Bay.   Ian Corrancc  gut lhc picture with a hand held telescopic lense.  Look out, George!   Here comes Fran!  by Frames A. Bergcr  Thc time has come, my conscience said.' lo think of many  things;/ Of iegs. and hips, and  running laps. Ol sneakers -  "Keels" or "Kings"?/ And how  I'll do as Mercury. When my  poor feet have no wings!  Alas and alack! Time presses  his prodding thumb into my still  tender rib, and with increasing  urgency reminds me by longer  da\s and balmier evenings that  soon the Sun will have run his  course through full twelve houses  of the Zodiac, and will once more  call upon the Ram to renew the  cycle, And what is the particular  significance of these celestial  happenings in this. The Year of  the Horse? Well, while the stars  may reveal something quite  unexpected as the time approaches. Fate has to now  decree that this year shall come to  me on April Fool's Day a great  test of personal strength and  stamina. For none other a person  than George Matthews (yes,  Fate's own Arrow Slinger!)  has challenged me to test my  mettle in a jog from Gibsons to  Sechelt on that noteworthy day,  a challenge naturally compounded in gravity by its frivolous  timing!  And here am I. owning neither  sneakers, nor gym suit, nor  being a runner, faced with the  dilemma of what to do about it.  Being by nature a procrastina-  tor of the first degree, my reaction up to now whenever the  thought of it has entered my head  has been. "Ah yes. I'll have to  think about that." and then I've  promptly dismissed it from mind,  to be dealt with "later". But  there seems to be very little  "later" left, so by a sheer act of  will 1 shall now grab the bull of  the dilemma by the horns, screw  my courage to thc sticking place,  and make the move!  Be it hereby known that I am.  from this day forth, 'in training'.  And I need all the help I can  gct!    Moral support,  shouts of  encouragement, and most of all.  COMPANY. Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15th.  1 shall be found every weekday  morning from 11:00 a.m. to  11:30 a.m. pounding the turf in  Hackett Park - and if you have  ever even considered the possibility of MAYBRjogging, why nol  make this an opportunity to try  it, and if necessary force yourself to come out and join me.  While everyone will jog at his  or her own pace (after we've  done a few exercises to limber  up), just being in the company  of others will I'm sure make it  more pleasant, and much easier  to do regularly. The social aspect  will be an added benefit to the  physical reward for your efforts!  To spice things up a bit, once  we're able to go a few miles 1  hope to map out some routes so  we can run to destinations  and vary the scenery a little,  rather than always just running  laps in the park. Who knows,  it may become a point of local  interest to see if one can catch  glimpses of the Sechelt Sneakers  streaking by.  Aside from thc benefits jogging will provide for your heart,  lungs, legs, and general muscle  tone, a word to anyone hoping to  lose a few pounds. Obviously  the exercise will help a great  deal, but in addition I find and  others have mentioned it too.  that exercise definitely diminishes the appetite and with this  in mind I have deliberately  planned our jogging time for just  before lunch. An additional  "ayd" to help you eat less.  Just  as   I   have   a   challenge  DON'T MISS THE  MICRO-WAVE  DEMONSTRATION  SAT. FEB. 25th  AT J &C ELECTRONICS  COWRIE ST.. SECHELT  885-2568  y.JAaxi i:  v ����� '-^      ,t/  "'" ���- -���'��� .,'���' -  NEW  ^^^      SHIPMENT OF ^^^  FRY BOOTS BY H & H BROWN  20% off  HIGH FASHION  WOMEN'S BOOTS  886-2781  Lower  Gibsons  before mc. why not make this  personal challenge tor yourself  as well, anil let Ihis be an opportunity to rise to it.    Give  il  a  try. and as they say at the "Y".  come oul and "Run for your life!"  Who knows, you may even find  win like il.  by Klahowya  For those of you who haven't  tasted Kickapoo Joy Juice  here's a little background. Al  Capp, the famous comic stripper,  pun intended, had two endearing  characters who batched up  concoctions that included everything imaginable. Hairless Joe  and his faithful Indian sidekick,  Lonesome Polecat, dispensed  their haircurling brews to fellow  Dogpatchers. This column, with  luck, will treat Sunshine Coasters  to regular doses of Kickapoo  Joy Juice.  Klahowya i.ill be my pen  name as I woulln'l want to be  recognized as th: originator of  some of the "nuts, bolts and  juices" that will appear here.  Ever hear of 'he Chinook  language? It was the trading  language of thc North Pacific  Indians. Klahowya means hello  or goodbye. Other words and  phrases ,,ou might find interesting are skookum. meaning strong  and chuck, meaning river. Or,  how about, muekamuck meaning  to eat or mamook pukpuk meaning to fight with the fists. Si-  wash means Indian, tuintum  is heart, heehec is laughter,  Klaghanie the outdoors, pot-  latch means giving, Tilicum is  people, and Tyee means chief.  With the coming of reservations  in thc 1850's the Chinook language died but for a few phrases.  By thc way, what would muekamuck up chuck mean?  Inflation - "In 1937 when 1 was  working in Northern Alberta, I  worked 10 hours a day, 6 days  a week and earned $26.00 a  month. Now wc spend $26.00  a month on coffee alone!"  How fo fight Hydro, lesson  1,1 ��� use less electricity.  Winter? - Hank Neufeld of  Gower Point Road reports several  sightings of robins and pussy  willows In full bloom.  Absurdities - If you have any  absurdities or any other "nut,  bolt or juice" you would like to  contribute to this column, send  a note care of the Coasl News  addressed to Klahowya. For  example, pennies are now absurd  because they cost more lo make  than Ihcy arc worth. Another  absurdity is. and I quote from  thc Vancouver Sun of Saturday,  January 2K in referring to thc  B.C.Railway "with its accumulated losses over thc past 20 years  totalling $257 million, and its  present operations adding to thc  loss, the railway can never repay  the debt."  Klahowya  Thc trial of Sean McCord in  the shooting death of Billy Black  of Gibsons will begin on March  13th at the Vancouver Court  House. It is scheduled to last  two weeks.  Dog licences for the Regional  District come due on March 31st,  thc fees re $3.00 for spayed  and neutered dogs or those  under eight pounds, and $8.00  for all others. A $2.00 penalty  will be levied for those not  licenced by this date.  On the 4th of this month the  pool hall in Gibsons was broken  into    over   $2(X)   in   household  goods were taken from the  living quarters.  Two thefts occurred at Port  Mellon on February 6th. an  inflatable life raft was taken  from the mill, Ihis is thc second  one stolen in thc last four months.  The Dillingham trailer on the  mill site was also broken into,  six new floater jackets and a  quantity of used tools were taken.  A 1963 Austin was stolen  from its parking spot on Marine  Drive. Gibsons, the car was hotwired.  At Garden Bay thieves stole a  quantity of alcohol and change  valued at $80. The theft was  reported on the 10th of February,  however the residents had been  on holiday for two weeks.  Peninsula Cleaners  & Laundry  C/t/trp/rfr  0RV [lEMIIIIG  ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS  10%  fO OFF      6 ITEMS Cfl MORE!  With 2 locations to serve you best  WHARF ROAD  SECHELT  885-9554  1521 GOWER PT. RD.  GIBSONS  886-2200  Have higher hopes  with a  Credit Union  RRSP  Presently paying  ,*  per annum  after fees  Interest rate reviewed periodically for possible adjustments.  For the Registered Retirement Savings Plan that helps you  save for important things (while deferring taxes), come in  and see us. We'll give you a free brochure that points out all  the special ways our plan can help you. Or talk with our  RRSP representative ... no obligation. At your Credit Union,  we're looking forward to serving you!  Deadline for claiming contributions to your RRSP for the 1977  taxation year is March 1st, 1978.  Sunshine Coast  Credit Union  Cowrie Street, Sechelt, B. C. 885-3255  Better in so many ways  * Trusteed by: B.C. CENTRA CREDIT UNION Coast News, February 14. 1978.  Clay Carby of Gibsons Kinsmen bands over  a cheque Cor $4,000 lo Mayor Lome Blain of  gibsons. The money was to go towards defraying  the cost of Ihe  new Gibsons  Swimming  Pool.  Enhancement  . Fisheri  I.eHlanc  communil  irjUucncc  Salmonid  After ;i  Mackie.  Murray,  S.M\   B  I hiirsthiy.  a/firmed  ilk' Fcdcr  douhlc pr  ���s     Minister     Romeo  said   thai   the   B.   C.  will   have   a   major  on thc course of the  Enhancement Program,  meeting with Gordcn  chairman,   and   Tom  vice-chairman   of   the  C.   Task  Group,   on  the    Minister    re-  his determination  that  :d-Provincial program to  oduetion of salmon and  trout   over   the   next   15   years  Changes  Sechelt council learned that the  method whereby the representatives to the Regional Board  are selected from the member  villages may be changed in  future elections. Clerk Tom  Wood returned recently from a  Union ol B.C. Municipalities  don vent ion and informed council  that a vote had been taken at  the convention to return the right  to the village councils to appoint  from their elected ranks a representative to their regional boards.  Thc change will eliminate the  situation which arose at the  past municipal election in Sechelt  where Henry Hal! and Adrian  Stott ran for thc position of  Regional Representative but  were both defeated at the polls.  Playschool  Rumor has it that because the  Jack and Jill playschool is changing location the Gibsons Tot  Lot. which for the past few years  has operated in conjunction with  thc Jack and Jill, will no longer  be in operation. We would like  to put an end to that rumor here  and now. Thc Gibsons Tot Lot  will continue to operate in its  present location in the Gibsons  United Church.  The Tot Lot is a cooperative  playsehtHil for children aged 1-4.  It enables the youngsters as  well as mothers to get out and  socialize,  The mothers are working on  obtaining equipment for the  tots so anyone who has any toys  lhal they no longer have any  need of. give us a call.  Any mothers wilh preschool  age children and would like more  information on the group can  call NNh.7103  Weather  ; Precipitation in January,  despite generally overcast skies,  was lower than the 17-year average for thc month. A total of  137.7 millimetres of combined  snow and rain fell during the  month as compared to the long  term average of 178.3 millimetres. In January 1977 the  precipitation totals came to only  88.4 millimetres but the big  difference between this year  and last year shows up in the  amount of sunshine enjoyed.  January last year had only nine  days with some sunshine while  this year Old Man Sun only  rtianaged to visit us on nine  days during thc month.  ,jft^^^Mr^torf*fcl*a^a^fjbaJ*fcfaai*r|fa^U^U  ��#p#^r,H ifta}*^ mp 3K, 39* mK, ?����� ?,s rplp^*'p  NDP  Gibsons Harbour Area  Great Canadian and  British Paperbacks  886-7744  would be carried out in ways  that will meet with thc approval  of the people of British Columbia.  "We want to be certain, as  much as we can. that what wc  do in thc enhancement program  is of benefit to people, not just  fish."  "That's wh\ we set up a body  like the B C, Task Group."  Mr. Ii-Blanesaid.  The B. C. lask Group, thc  Minister explained, acts in an  advisory capacity to officials of  Ihe program, including the yet to  he appointed Management  Board. As the primary advisory  body, the members will consider  specific subjects at the request of  program executive, will bring to  the forefront areas of concern  on their own initiative and will  serve as a link with different  communities and interest groups  throughout thc province.  The Group has representatives  from sports and commercial  fishermen's groups and from the  fishing industry, but il also includes people from agriculture,  mining, forestry, commerce.  Native Indian groups, consumers,  educators, and from other levels  of government. Members are  drawn from communities all over  the province.  Circus  The Gibsons Kinsmen made  application to the Council for  permission to bring the Roy  Wagoner Shows and the Carson  and Barnes Circus to town this  year.  thc carnival is slated for April  10th and I lth, in the Sunnycrest  Shopping Centre's parking lot,  adjacent to the Elphinstone  Highschool, and the circus for  June 14th at Brothers Park.  The Sunshine  Second Front Page  used to  Gibsons sewer report        Token conservation  by J.Marshall  At thc January 16, 1978  Planning Committee meeting  representation was made to  Council by Mr. John Moore  (planner and architect) agent for  Mr. J.Deas, requesting that  attention be directed to thc  provision of sewer service to  his property on the bluff. At  this meeting copies of our "Sewer  and Waler Extension By-Law  No. 264" were made available  to those in attendance and il  was determined that an informal  meeting be arranged for January  31, 1178 between the applicants  and any interested property owners together with the Sewer  Committee of Council.  On Jam, ,-j 31, l��78 as Chairman of the Sewer Committee  1 was somewhat startled at the  number of persons in attendance  but nevcr-lhe-less gratified  to see such a large turn-out.  It quickly became apparent  that a few individuals have  assumed that Council are commencing an immediate program  to push the sewer through to  service the bluff. 1 wish to take  this opportunity to assure those  persons that this is not the case.  We are simply assessing the  needs of thc applicants which  reflects on the needs of the bluff  area and the community in total.  The conclusion reached at the  before-mentioned meeting was  for the Sewer Committee to obtain engineering cost estimates  for the servicing of the bluff area.  We arc now in receipt of one  estimate from the firm Dayton  & Knight Ltd. for a phased study  with thc first pari costing $1.500.  Once a study is completed and  the type of system together with  cost estimates for same have  been prepared then we will be  in a position to invite input from  the general public. It seems ludicrous to expect that we would or  could examine implementing a  sewerage scheme for (he bluff  without thc initial engineering  expertise required for such a  specialized area.  I again assure all bluff property owners that all Council  can do at this time is examine  possible methods of servicing.  Certainly when more data is  available and cost estimates  have been projected a public  meeting will be held.  Aero Club news  Mr. A. D. MePhee. retired  Naval officer and ex-fiat top  fiver, now a resident of the Sunshine (oast, gave an interesting  talk to members of the Elphinstone Aero Club last Wednesday  evening, on the use of civilian  aircraft in search and rescue  operations in B. C, As local  co-ordinator of thc Provincial  Emergency Program (PEP.  for short) he outlined thc training  of pilots and the use of light  aircraft where an emergency  situation exists. They are trained  to operate under a search master and in co-operation with the  Military Search and Rescue units  out of Coniox.  There arc six /ones in B.C.  with headquarters in Victoria.  The Sunshine Coast unit will be  in the Vancouver /one. with  headquarters in Abbottsford.  w here a two-day training program  will be held March 18th and  19th. Eighteen units will be  competing, each unit made up  of one aircraft, two pilots and  two spotters. As units qualify  under the PEP program, they  will be registered with the Rescue Co-ordinating Centre under  the Department of National Defence,  as an  "available  unit".  Details arc still to be worked  out between the Kinsmen and the  Gibsons Athletic Association,  as the date of the circus will fall  in the middle of the ball seasun.  however Haig Maxwell of the  Kinsmen is confident that ar-  rang'-ments can be made which  will satisfy all concerned.  WESTERSUND CHEMISTS  Your friendly neighbourhood  drop-off point for COAST  NEWS Classified Ads.  The Baha'i Faith  Unifies Mankind  For the last 130 years, the Baha'i'Faith has  been single-mindedly striving to establish unity  throughout the world. Convinced \ha\disunity lies  at the root of all human problems, Baha'i's from  every background, race, nation and religion have  seen a new vision of the world as one country and  mankind its citizens.  Through the teachings of Baha'u'llah, Prophet-  Founder of the Baha'f Faith they are building a  world community based on the dynamic principle  of unity in diversity. There's a part in it for you.  For more information about the BahaT Faith, please cut out  this ad and mail to:  The Baha i Faith, 7200 Leslie St.. Thornhill, Ont. L3T 2A1 or  phone (416) 889-8168.  When a unit is actually operating  in an emergency situation, compensation, insurance and operating expenses will be covered  under the PEP program. The  training will cover search and  rescue techniques, communication systems, how to function  under a search master and in cooperation with search and rescue  groups.  Of interest to boaters. PEP  will function in marine emergency  situations as well, using aircraft  and C.B. radio to direct operations. Where no communications  exist between boat and aircraft,  a very important procedure for  the boater to keep in mind is  the following: When an aircraft  circles a boat and crosses the  bow three times, then Hies on a  direct heading away ''r()m.��Ufc  boat, it means he wants you to  follow him to an emergency  situation. When the emergency  is over, he will make one pass  across the stem and depart.  In the past year or so. a certain  Campbell River doctor has been  critical of search and rescue  facilities in that area for a quick  response to an emergency situation. As there will be a Vancouver Island /one with a unit  operating in that area, the PEP  program may be the answer.  Mr. MePhee made an excellent  presentation and many of our  members are signing up for the  course.   However, onlv one crew  bv Kevin Monahan  Lasqueti Island Steering  Committee  To ensure that B. C. Hydro  does not experience a complete  financial disaster, it must do  everything it can to encourage  the consumption of electricity  at a rate at least equal to predicted load in any given period  of time. ;t also follows that  it is not in th.' best interests of  B. C, Hydro ,o lo anything to  reduce demand for power.  When questioned about the  financial effect oi Hydro, should  the sales of pow ;r continue at  thc I976 rate. (wh;ch was much  lower than that forecast bv  Hydro) Mr. E. H. Mirtinof B.C.  Hydro's Engineering group  responded, "I think it would hc  disastrous."  Ihe Office of Energy Conservation. Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, has stated. "The  cost of reducing energy demand  by increasting efficiency is much  less than the cost of expanding  electricity supply." and "With  simple conservation measures  we can hold growth rates well  below a yearly 2% for the next  15 years or so and achieve zero  or negative growth thereafter."  According to the OEC this  would entail only technical  fixes; measures that increase  the social benefit of each unit of  in four will be going to this  competition from the Sunshine  Coast, so proficiency in aviation  skills will be the criteria. There  will be other competitions later  in the fall, so other aircraft  owners with a select crew may  enroll now. For more information  call Arthur MePhee at 885-3540  or Carl Chrismas. Sec. Elphinstone Aero Club, 885-5200.  energy, but that use today's  technologies, are now economic  and do not significantly alter  lifestyles.  Anion I iv ins. advisor to the  Council of Canada.  SUM sled thai in Canada, by  the year 2025 we may need only  50% to 80% of today's total  energy demand, with almost  twice the population.  According to the International  I nergy Agency, Canada uses  the highest amount of energy  per unit of outpu1 of an> Industrialized nation. This should  be viewed as prividlng us with a  major potential lor conservation  and in doing so. improving our  competitiveness in domestic and  international markets  Lester Brown. President of  Worldwuteh Institute says that  the cheapest source of energy  available toda\ is thai made  available by conservation,  B. C. Hydro is nol interested  in initiating any significant conservation efforts, Their only  token effort is in the form of  loans to consumers to better  insulate their homes and an ineffective program with industry.  The householder loans are given  at 10% interest. B. C. Hydro  borrows this money at 4V  At present, bulk industrial  use of electricity accounts for  one third of thc power used in  B. C. but generates only 13%  of the revenues. A minimum user  pays 5'iff per kilowatt hour,  a bulk user pays an average of  0.67C. Mr. E. H. Martin explained that rates to bulk customers are set at a rate just low  enough to persuade them not to  go into their own generation.  This self generation, however,  would utilize wastes such as hog  fuel, which previous to Hydro's  preferential rates. wCR  generate electricity,  A reversal of these rate structures would cause demand  growth to drop by at least 2%  yearly and greatly reduce B. C.  Hydro's debt, without disrupting  the economy of the province.  Under these new rales consumers would pay rates which  would reflect thc real long term  cost of power used.  .lack Davis has said, 'ihe  public's been spoiled. Energy  and bare cost is a fantastic bargain. And it's been misused  because it's underprieed."  If demand falls short of lure-  east (forecasts which Hydro is  meeting with increased capital  expenditures) the utility is kit  with unused resources which are  very expensive to maintain. Il  must then increase us rates to  its customers to make up tin.  deficit. Ihis is followed b\ even  more reduced demand and thus  more rale increases.  In avoid ihe trap ot overcapacity, of ehergj supplj and the  rcalted problems ot overpricing  ot power, a serious energy, con-  servation policy must be accompanied by reduced load forecusts  and reduced capital expenditure.  B. C. Hvdro has taken no  significant steps inwards a unified conservation policy, fearing  that loss of revenue would result. Since in I97fi B. C. Hydro's  borrowing exceeded its revenues.  JLilllll  id  r  ilus    would    ha\  effects   under   Hydro's   pi  financial   conditions.      1 h  stltuting ol  rate  reforms <  accomplish two things.  1. Bulk users would be forced  ofl the energy market and mi i  sell generation, using their own  wastes.  2. Rate reform, coupled with  a unified energy conservation  program and reduction in lore-  easting and captiul expenditure  would provide enough revenue to  significantly lowei Hydro's debi  and also provide enough surplus  energy to handle B. C.'s electrical  encrgv needs tor many years I ���  come. 1 his change-over i ould  easily be instituted in sups t  ovoid the perils ol tmmediuti  overcapacity caused h\ a drop ii  demand.  I hi firsl ami mosl signifii an  step, howi ver, would In tin  reduction of capital expendiliin  on ni w projt els  H < Hydro refuses to tki  ihesi signifii .on steps.  Since B < Hydro is respon  sihli for (>'�� ol tin Provincia  debt whili producing only 11  ol ihi em-rev used in B. t am  since the, debt will soon increasi  .ii ,i rale ol one billion dollai  .i year ipreseni debi i- >'  hillmn) ii is ' sm mial thai ilit  provincial    uovernmt m    pm  ceiling "it H. (. . 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I  Anil it's why we oiler free chequing to  the people in the community who need ii (he  must: disabled people and retired folks on  fixed incomes, i there's a much lower than  usual service charge of 10 cents per cheque  for our other members. I  And. of course, our rate on Special Savings is pretty special! We don't know of many  financial institutions paying Tt per annum,  based on the minimum monthly balance,  compounded every month!  Flexibility also plays a big part when it  comes to borrowing. Whether it's a low cost  personal loan you need, or a no-lock-in mortgage we're ready to help you the best way  we can!  Come in soon. Let's talk over your special financial needs!  lM/  Peil fflcllon  Indu/tfie/ Gib/on/,  Credit Union  "Serving the entire community"  Located next door tu Coast News  I'd. H..\7I5  Gibsons. B.C  VON IV0  Telephone 866-8121  Moots Iti-s Tues in Huns. His ;o hi : 10-1 Sal.  warn  ������������������������������������������������HI 10.  Coast News, February 14,1978.  The fine art of hitch-hiking  by Manuant* Laplante  The Art of Hitch-hiking:  Not wishing to brag, I consider  myself somewhat of an expert on  hitch-hiking. It is an art that I  practiced myself for over ten  years quite regularly and it is  also a modern human activity  I wholeheartedly approve of,  providing of course it is done  well and with thc right attitude.  Even though my hitch-hiking  days arc pretty much over now,  1 am still involved in it  simply  y being on the other side of the  fence as a driver.     1 have my  B0NNIEBR00K LODGE  *v  /���^'''���������:,^i  J    '    �����=-J-i'-.J*':..'".  '���,'/'';'���'���''"  ; 4'. t m ���  ml} #6&  ���m#$ rr '. si:    Xr^Sr/lpi,:!. ''���'���' Wi  On the Beautiful Sunshine Coast at Gower Point  ��� Guestrooms (BreakfastIncluded)  ��� Dining Room    886-9033     c^ffllrber,,  JOHN HARRISON REFRIGERATION  AND APPLIANCE SALES & SERVICE  SPECTACULAR  APPLIANCE        SAVINGS!  886-9959  Check our prices before going to the city.  We service what we sell.  Top of the line Brands!  Pick them up in the Cartons and save $$$$  /  ���JULAJLP.  y  y  %  Also used Appliances  %,  Wr\WdV^rV^r\W.  'J^*^^aP^^J>^afaP^^atWkMai^  hitch-hiking regulars as I was  once myself some kind driver's  regular (kids & groceries A: bags  & laundrv & ....). It gives me  pleasure to return a favour that  was once given to me and that  may be given again. It is in that  spirit that I am about to draw a  guideline to all hitch-hikers  interested in ihe art of hitchhiking.  One of thc first things to realize  as a hitch-hiker, is that by getting  a ride, you are not getting what  is due but a favour; you are re  questing the driver of a vehicle  to share the space of thai vehicle,  requesting thai driver (o Interrupt  his travels to pick you up and  take responsibility lor von bit  thc duration ot your ride.  There arc nianv legal aspects  to this hut I won't get into them.  That legal responsibility is the  driver's choice and all >ou can  do to help is to buckle up. lhc  most important pari ol hitchhiking haf i before you actually get a r Where you place  yourself on the highway is ol  utmost importance and will be  instrumental in getting you a  ride, or not. Place yourself  where yon can be seen clearly  from quite a ways ahead and  also where your prospective  driver can make such a visual  decision ahead of time and  safely stop. Even if you have to  walk a bit to find such a spot,  and there arc many, do il. After  all, it is up to you lo make it as  easy as possible to a driver to  get you that ride you need. I  will never pick up a hitch-hiker  who has placed himself or herself in an awkward area for me  to slop; my duty is to other  drivers first and that kind of  thoughtlessness only makes me  angry. Another little note on  the waiting part of your operation, keep that arm and thumb  up; no driver will ever come to  a screeching halt to pick up a  hitch-hiker who suddenly pulls  out his thumb like a gun at your  even-day mugging incident.  Two important legalities - the  hitch-hiker must have both feet  oil ihe pavement when hitching  and the driver must get all four  wheels oil ihe pavement when  making ihe pick-up.  Once you gel a ride, thank  the driver tor stopping, ask him  or her where thev are going and  if thev are goini; further than  you, state simply where you  would like I hem to drop you tiff.  Don't feel obliged to carry on  delightful and wittv conversation  either; a driver's attention should  be on thc road, not on vour life's  history. Don't smoke unless  your driver docs and ask him oilier if you can anyway. When  you are being let off, give your  thanks.  So. that's all there is to it as  far as hitch-hiking on the Sunshine Coast. One more thing.  as much as a driver has no  obligation to pick you up (forget  Ihe sour faces and lhc finger)  you arc under no obligation to  accept a ride if you feel it may  endanger you in anyway. It's  a pretty hard thing lo judge and  to each his own criteria. Happy  hitch-hiking to you thumbs!  ANY JEAN INTHESHOP  FEBRUARY 16. 17, 18only  at our new location  1500 GOWER POINT ROAD.  JEAN SHOP  886-2111  Gibsons  ONE STOP  TIRE & SUSPENSION  SERVICE  TIRES  ��� Retreads  ��� Bias Ply Polyester  ��� Bias Belts  ��� Radial Ply  ��� Wheelbarrow ��� Passenger ��� Truck ���  ��� Farm and Industrial ��� Skidders  ��� Wheelbarrows ��� Passenger ��� Truck *  ��� Farm and Industrial ��� Skidders  FRONT END  ��� Alignments  ��� Brakes  ��� Shocks  ��� Suspension Repairs  ��� Front End Repairs (tie rod ends, ball joints etc.)  ��� Batteries  ��� Wheel Studs  HIGH SPEED BALANCING  COASTAL  1 mile west of Gibsons on Hwy 101  Monday - Saturday 8:30 - 5:30  TIRES  886-2700  cTOfflf  Thc Vain Burn in Sechell is all bill invisible behind dense smoke during lasl  Saturday after-  New Horizons  In Tom Walton  An executive meeting ol' .he  Elphinstone New Horizons was  held on Thursday, January 2Mb  with a near perfect attendance  indicating that the flu hug has  llown elsewhere and all is well.  A Spring schedule was drawn up  detailing the activities and special  events so that we're off to the  races again.  The birthday cake for January  honored three members; Mrs.  Gladys Ironside. Mrs. Olive Pro-  vencal, and Mr. Bill Fraser.  We piped and sang them a  "Happy Birthday" while thc  cake was sliced asunder, after  which  we  had   a   good   finger-  licking lime.  On January .Kith Mr. Harry  Gregory look the members on a  "circle tour" starting in Ottawa  and moving on lo lhc Maritimcs  showing slides that produced  spectacular colour schemes  blending the red maples with  other Autumn foliage. A hop and  skip and wc were in Paris, then  Belgium. Holland, Luxembourg,  Germany. Scotland and England,  Another great leap forward and  we landed in sunny California  and came to a hall al thc Porpoise  Bay Campsite on the Sechell  Inlet. Thank you Harry and Mary  Gregory lor those beautiful  pictures and your commentaries  noon's lire. A Bruce Wilson photograph.  and lhc lovely trip we had ��� and  all for free! loo had other residents were not there lo enjoy  them too. Ihis was followed b>  the usual activities wilh piano  selections as a background.  Our doors are always open to  welcome new faces. For the  card sharks there arc extra tables  available for Whist. Crib. Bridge.  Sechelt Garden Club  Seriihblc  or wlial  have \oii.  We  have die  room  anil   equipi  nieiil  lor  limn  si|lian  -  (lain  'lug  ami  how lint;  learns.  Make  lip  vour  own Icants if you  wish. 1  nil i  ���onie  i,. ilu Ito  liens (t  eek Co  nimiinilv  Mall ' ni'  Momla  v  1 in  p.m  lor  .is   the   i.  ���III   sung  v��r I'l  ���(  onie  1 Uriel- III!  ��� Old 1 ml    ii;i  . lh.  .'i e s  Kimm lor  Allot >>  in!  Gibsons Auxiliary  by Joan B. Klgby  Fourteen members of the Coordinating Council of the six  auxiliaries to St. Mary's Hospital  met in the hospital board room at  1:30 p.m. Tuesday. January 31st  ..for the annual meeting, followed  In thc regular monthly meeting.  Officers were elected hy aeelama-  tion.  Mrs. Olive Corny lis presented  the following slate of officers:  Chairman. Miss Chris Ward.  Vice-chairman Mrs. Billie Steele.  Ircasurcr Mrs. Gerri Smith.  Secretary, Mrs. Margaret Gill  and Publicity Mrs. Joan Rigby.  lhc presidents of the six auxiliaries gave their annual reports  of work done, projects completed,  services given in the hospital,  funds raised and growth in  membership, Ii was encouraging  to hear of the enthusiasm and  energy of each of the auxiliaries.  We do need a Volunteer Director. ���  We arc encouraged lo hear ihat  two ladies are inlersted in chair  ing the Candystripper service.  We were delighted lo welcome  several new members to the  council: Mary Pelletl, Sechelt:  Mary Murray. Halfmoon Bay;  Gladys Brown mid Edna Johnson  of Pender Harbour representing  the Thrift Shop, Council is doing  ils level best io serve Ihe six  auxiliaries and lhc hospital, as  co-ordinator. holding committee  h\ Jack MhcU'im.  The Sechelt Garden Club's  I9~N inaugural meeting look  place on Wednesday. Fehruarv  8th. Miss Ena Harrold, life  member of thc club, conducted  the ceremony that installed thc  following into office:  Frank Read Honorary President. Eric Huskins President.  Alan Pollock Vice-President.  Lou Wilson Secretary, Kay  Bow den Ircasurcr. Bill Cormack  Director. Nancy Read Director.  Tain Johnson Director and  Bulletin Editor. Ha/el Craig  Social Convenor. Janet Allan  Programme. Audrey Johnson  Librarian, Erie Wilson Show  Manager, Sue Chenier Membership. Jack MacLeod Past President and Publicity.  One of the objectives of the  club is to he of service to its  members and to the community  and we followed this aim by  having one of our newest members. Mr. lam Johnson of Gower  Point speak on lhc topic: The  necessity of good soil for a successful garden, lam pointed out  that the earth was once a mass ol  rock that began to break down  bv glacial action, water, wind,  frost, oxidation, temperature  changes, and ihe presence ol  fungi and bacteria. I Ins was ilu  start of soil. However, il was  pointed out that good garden  soil is made, nol found, and (hat  it does not maintain itself.  Tims we are confronted wilh  the terms of soil structure,  humus, compost. fertilizer,  leaching, nitrogen*, trace eti  menls, etc.  Mr.    Johnson     pre-.- llle-l     In  materia! in sin It .i ni.iiuu r thai  made ii not onlv utlorutalivi  but vers interesting,  tf*  I  '���v��*^  |TED HUME;  j SERVICES !  ,���>'���'  M  'V*'>,  a^mmBmmBBBBBBmmaaammBBBmm���-maaaM      *���   �����&#&&**  No folks dial's not thc Cariboo: lhc little horse scratching through the snow lor grazing  and his ever-present canine friend were photographed last Friday in Hal!moon Bay when  a freak snow storm dumped almost six inches of snow only in the Halfmoon Hay area.  AUTHORIZED  I Home j  | Equipment!  I   Dealer   I  S FURNACES i  j HOT WATER HEATERS*,  J HUMIDIFIERS        \  I m  CUSTOMIZED  WARM AIR  HEATING SYSTEMS  CALL  886-2951  Windsor  Plywood  WINDSOR ROLLS OUT  THE BARRELS I  45 Gallon capacity  Used OAK WHISKEY BARRELS  >* - ^ ONLY $14.95  Windsor Plywood ^ jl m  Gibsons      �������"  886-9221  THE PLYWOOD PEOPLE Coast News, February 14,1978.  Classified Ad Policy  All listings 50�� per line per week.  or use the Economical 3 for 2 rale  3 weeks for Ihe price of 2  Minimum  $2.00   per   insertion.  All fees payable prior lo Insertion.  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  * In Ihe event of an error Ihe  publisher shall be responsible for  one corrected Insertion onh.  This offer Is made available for private Individuals.  These Classifications  remain free  - Coming Events  Lost  - Found  Print your ad In the squares Including Ihe price of Ihe Hem and your telephone num.  ber. Be sure lo leave a blank space after each word.  No phone orders Please. Just mall in Ihe coupon below accompanied by cash, cheque  or money order, lo Coasl News, Classifieds, Bos 460, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1VO, or  bring In person lo the Coasl News office, Gibsons  DROPOFF POINTS: Campbell's Shoes A; Leather Goods Store, Sechell  Wcstcrsund's Chemists  .Pender Harbour.  Coast News  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  VON 1VO  CLASSIFICATION:  Eg. For Sale, For Rent, etc.  z   ~  UTYT ~    '     "  LLLLL _L .    _.  I I I I I  GIBSONS WILDLIFE CLUB  Regular general meetings 1st  Wednesday of each month. 7:.10  p.m. at Clubhouse. It'll  WOMEN'S CENTRE  Roberts Creek. 885-3711. Drop-in  library, information. Thursdays  11:00.4:00. tfn  TOT LOT BAKE SALE  Saturday, Feb. 11 al lhc Sunnycrest Mall. Ill- I. Hb  ATTENTION AREA A' S|:NI()I(  CITIZENS: Every Monday night  al the Pender Harbour Community Hall Irom 7:.H> - 10:30 p.m.  die Pender Harbour Senior  Citizens Branch "80 enjoy carpet  howling, shuffle hoard, pool,  cards and oilier activities. Come  and join as. we welcome you.  Entertainment committee: .lack  Hcldcma.883-1��73. #7  Find Out About  the BAHAT FAITH  I'hone 886-7355 or 88h-2078.  Wilson Creek Community Services Me ling. 2nd Monday of  every month al the W.C. Conim.  Half lit 8:00 p.m. Coffee served.  ROBERTS CREEK  COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION  Monthly meeting Wed. Feb. I5lh  al H:tl(l. All interested please  attend. tn  Sclmu Park Community Association general meeting lues. Feb.  21. 8:1111 p.m. ul Selma Park  Hall. Possible amalgamation  with Wilson Creek community  services lo be discussed. All  interested residents please attend  DON'T MISS THE  MICRO-WAVE  DEMONSTRATION  SAT. FEB. 25th  AT J & C ELECTRONICS  COWRIE ST ��� SECHELT  885-2568  DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON -  The Lion's Share of Personal Sale Hems  ean be Found Under Close Siruiiin  OnU In Ihe Coasl News Classifieds  If it's a Tradesman or Professional  Service lhal vou require be sure lo look  firsl in the Sunshine Coasl Business  Director*.  LIFE DRAWING CLASS  liitstliiv nitthis, 7 o'clock, room  115, I IpliiiiMntu'. Hriiii* your  nwuntilicruiIs. HHtt-4737. H7  TETRAHEDRON SKI CLUB  General maMinu, Feb. Mth. H:00  p.in nt Roberts Creek Elcm.  school, in the Hhnirv. v  DAYCARE FILM  Parents and daycare workers are  invited to see "Daycare Today"  a short free film on daycare.  Shown l;(H)p.in. Thursday, Feb.  Kith at Wilson (trek Community  Hall. For info call Donna Sluiuar  al HK5-M22. Presented h\ the  Family l)a> C are Service and the  Wilson (reek Cuiunutmlv Centre,  10 FAMILY  GARAGE SALE  * LARGEST SALE ON SUNSHINE COAST  1971 Automobile, make the lady an offer  Washer & Dryer. Refrigerator  Garden tools. Lawnmowers  Clothes, chairs and more, more, more!  SATURDAYS SUNDAY  FEBRUARY 18 & 19 10:00-5:00  On Gower Point Road. Next to Ritz Motel  Haddon. Jason Hush, aged 9  months old. son of Mr. and Mrs.  I rev or Haddon of Sechelt. passed  awn) fehruarv 5lh, Vancouver  General Hospital. Besides his  parents he is survived hy a sister, Hrenda Man. also his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Haddon  of Sechell and Mr. and Mrs. A. E.  Lynn of Sechelt, aunts, uncles  and cousins. funeral service  ��as held al lloh Family Church  on Wednesday, lhc 8th. Rev.  Nicholson officiated. Interment  Seavieu Cemetery. In lieu of  flowers, donations may he made  lo Ihe .lack Wasserinan liny Tim  Fund in care of Bank ol Montreal  or Bank of Commerce.  < arh): Passed away February  N. I'ru. l-rnesi Clayton Carby.  late of Sechell. in his hlih year.  Survived In his loving wife  May. three sons, l-verell. Clayton  and Roy, three daughters Carolina Killer. Pamela Grcgorchuk,  Dchra Carby. nine grandsons.  Ivvo sisters. Vera Slnarl and  Kelly Smart anil one brother.  Chcl Carby. Service was held  Saturday. February I lib al lhc'  Devlin Funeral Home. Gibsons.  Rev. I). Brown officiated.  (renialion.  Thompson: Passed away February h. I47N. alter a long illness  with cancer. Sally Thompson,  late of Gibsons, survived by three  sisters. Oncy DeCamp. Marie  Scott. Aina Burns, sister-in-law  Ann Burns and nephew Mike  Jackson. Service was held  Saturday. February Nth al the  Devlin Funeral Home. Gibsons.  Rev. Annette Reinhurdt offieutcd.  Cremation. In lieu of flowers  donations to the B.C. Cancer  Foundation would he appreciated.  Nygren: Passed away February  li. PI7N. Karl F.rik Nygren,  'ale of Gibsons, in his IS7th year.  Survived by three sons. Waller.  Morris and Boh. all III' Gibsons;  two daughters. Ruth McCulluch,  Victoria. Fsther Wendell. Sas  katchevvan, seventeen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. No service will be  held, (renialion. Arrangements  through Devlin Funeral Hume.  Announcements  INTIIKMl'SUKM  Penny Plain, T��opvmT Colored  A display of original Victorian  lov theatres popular in Britain  in the curly 19th Century. A  colorful and whimsical look into  Itth Century leisure activity.  Elphinstone Pioneer Miisuem.  Gibsons. Saturdays 9:00 a.m. lo  3:00p.m.until March II ��I0  Valentine Wishes from TOPS  Our calories we're counting,  Our toes are lo the line.  for this year we've decided,  lobe our own valentine!  Wholehearted wishes for a happy  Valentine's Day from I OPS SBC  57K. Gibsons.  VOI.UNTKERS  Needed lo help al N.D.P. Book-  store. H8h.7744, rigb-WhT,        Kb  BIBLE READERS!  For a 12 subject examination of  Jehovah's Witness leaching and  the truth about "God's coming  Kingdom" Free. "ASK". Box  WII2. Idmonioo. l.sB4K5.       #7  BRUSHWOOD FARMS  Now taking bookings lor Spring  riding lessons, English or  Western. Adult beginners a  speciality. 88h-2lh0. #7  BIRTH  Davison: Susan Kathleen. St.  Mary's Hospital, weight 7 lbs..  I0o/. Parents Dennis and Alexis,  a sisier for Erin.  Timber Wanted plus Alder  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D i\t O Log  Sorting Ltd. I'hone 886-7896 or  886-7700.  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have Vou  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons 886-2812  2-t" rcsaw or shake blocks.   $150.;  a   cord. Leave   message      at-  88S-2h8fi or   after   b   p.m.   at:  885-53H H\\.  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  LfcK LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 88b-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creeks  Gibsons lot l.oi is in desperate',  need of useable toys and equip-  menl. Pick up available for large  items. 88h-7l93.88b-202'(.       #7  12' ��� 14' rowing bout Clinker or  Carvel ��� double ender or narrow  transom in useable condition.  Phone 885-35')I. #8  Wanted: Used piano in good  ��� ondilion. 885-9863. #8  Technology   12 class at  Elphinstone require old wood  stoves  heaters, pans etc. lor students to  work on project to perfect wood  healers. For pick-up: 886-2204 W  Double row-boat, preferably  lapstrukc, pink wash basin.  sewing machine, vacuum cleaner.  Phone 880-21,58. ��'|  WANTED  30 lh. honey pails, will pav SI.(HI  each. 88(i-27(i2. HI  dood used tvpewriter  88(. 02otl ���'  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  ********* AUTOMOTIVE   *********  ��lust electric Ito.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt. Gibsons, Roberts Creek 8, Madeira Park  885-3133  J. McKenzie Ron Blair. P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd. PO. Box 387 Sechelt   V0N3A0  ��� MISC. SERVICES,  NEED TIRES'1  Come iri to  COASTAL TIRES  jltheSBENDSon Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  Box 860  Gibsons  frlBE ELECTRIC ltd  Phone  )      886-7605  ******* BUILDING SUPPLY ********  TWIN CREEK LUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  Everything for your building Needs  Free Estimates Phone 886-2291-2    .  Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Blfolds,  Construction Plywood, and all Accessories*  Delivery Phone 886-9221  Highway 101, Gibsons  RESIDENTIAL-COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL  Maintenance Electronics     Pole Line  ���POWER   TO   THE   PEOPLE"  **********     EXCAVATING      *******  CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations- Drainage Waterlines.etc.  Ph 885-2921 Roberls   Creek  J.B.EXCAVATING        886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage Installation   ,���,  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe V), i  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing y��  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields  Zola? QpapfiyX  , tsimpoi4m/9ilk sewn priming  tCttiWmt&UnS. RAgTRISH 886-2640  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed lor Pesticide Spraying  P. M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  Gibsons  Girl S Gu?s  OownluA'r Gibson-  Complete Professional H.nr Care  Painless Ear Piercing  886-2120 >  "Serving  Langdale  to  Earls Cove'  S83&  ********* CARPENTRY .  CADRE CONSTRUCTION LTD.  Framing, remodelling, additions  HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION-  l Payne Road, Gibsons      886-2311^/  ^ STANHILSTAD ROOFING  DUROID. SHAKES  OR REROOFING  jibsons  RR  1. Port Mellon Highway       Phone 886-2923  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cabinetsand Fixtures ft 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   ��r Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty  R.BIRKIN  885-3417        Beech  Ave.,   Roberts  Creek       885-3310  L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations - Ready-Mix Concrete  ,865-9666 Porpoise Bay Road Box 172, Sechelt, B. C.  t>   R & B BULLDOZING & BACKHOE  GRAVELTRUCK  Septic Systems   Land Clearing  886-9633 or 886-9365  s. /  ********** CabinetS **********  SUNSHINE KITCHENS  CABINETS ��� REMODELLING  Showroom in Twilight TheatreBldg. 886-9411  W. W. UPHOLSTERY & BOAT TOPS LTD.  Everything for your upholstery needs  ����.,���..���    FOAM-PIEMGUSS SALES      ,,,������,  886-7310 l779WyngsertJ  THOMAS HEATING  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Ole s Cove  885-9973 ggg ..q-uj  Commercial Containers available  OIL BURNER SERVICE  Complete Instrument  setup ot furnace  886-7111  ��&..  Quality Farm & Garden Supply Ltd.I.  886-7527  Pratt Rd.,  Gibsons  * Feed  ���f Pet Food  * Fencing  * Fertilizer  Marv Volen  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD  Clean up your wooded areas  Remove lower limbs la VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  886-959/  ####/!��W ELECTRIC   ***********       ********* PLUMBING **********  ANDREASSEN    ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving the Sunshine Coast  LLIiCTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  RAY COATES PLUMBING  886-7695  Contract Renovations & Service Work  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING - PIPEFITTING - STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  CARMI CRANE SERVICE  Industrial or Residential Lifting  Phone !  886-2401 or 886-2312       __i_  Gutters Phone: Eaves Troughs  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  885-2992  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials tor Sale  Phone DDb-2664     Member Allied Van Lines     RR   f. Gibsons  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  Commercial  Residential  Maintenance  Continuous  GIBSONS LAWN MOWER &  CHAIN SAW SERVICE 886-2912  Gibsons Industrial Park, #5, Shaw Rd.  "Repairs to all makes"  PERMATRUSS FABRICATORS  (Gibsons) Ltd.  Located next to Windsor Plywood  At rear of Shannon Industrial Supplies  Free  Estimates  886-7318  P.O. Box 748  Gibsons, B.C.  DOGWOOD    CSFE    886.2888  ��� Breakfast  ��� Lunches  ��� Dinners Gibsons, B.C 12.  Coast News, February 14,1978.  Wanted Help Wonted     Help   Wonted     Work Wanted     Work Wanted For Sale  Light I'uty utility trailer with  short wheels. 885-9294. #9  Good used piano by United  Church Women. 886-2644       #9  Cheap canoe   12'   -   14'. Call  886-9981 #9  Gov't approved child's ear seal.  885-2949. tP  HELP  St. Man's Physiotherapy Dept.  a^ain has issued all of Its crutches  to memhers of our vummunitv.  Mr. Hunter, our Head Physiotherapist, would very much appreciate il if erutehes no longer  used or needed could he returned  to Ihe Hospital as soon as  possible. #9  HELP! HELP!  Volunteers Needed  Now that the holiday  season is over and  you've caught your  breath how about considering volunteer work?  There are a variety of  opportunities! Drop by  your Community Resource Society office  (above the Sechelt Credit  Union) and discuss your  interests and time available. For further information phone Betty  Wray, Volunteer Co-  ordinator at 885-3821.  FOR LEASE: RETAIL STORE  1400 sq. ft. at the Seaside Plaza  After 3:00 p.m. phone 886-2268    Gibsons  Woman to house clean two hours  a week. Ref's req. 886-9165.    #7  Work WonfeT  Bob Kelly Clean Up Ltd.  A load on this truck  is a load off vour mind!  886-9433    ' tfn  Fully Qualified Electrician  ���.V Free Estimates -.'.-  886-2546 tfn  * CAT ��� BACKHOE *  GRAVEL TRUCK AVAILABLE  Land clearing. Septic svstems  886-9033 886-9365  Most trees, like pets, need care  and attention and trees arc our  speciality.  * Topping  * Limbing  * Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed service.  Peerless Tree Services Ltd.  885-2109  W - Waterfront  H - Homes  A - Acreage  R - Recreational  F - Farms  Your Real Estate Host on the Sunshine Coast  Pat and Patricia Murphy      885-3521 anytime   Halfmoon Bay, B.C. VON 1Y0  WATERFRONT  Split level 3 bedroom home with rumpus room  and bar. Lovely brick F.P. in large living room  which looks over the picturesque Georgia  Slrail There is a southerly view of the Trail  Islands and Vancouver Island. For the discerning buyer who desires the best this  lovely home with landscaped gardens on the  best beach frontage on the Sunshine Coast  must be seen. For appointment call Pat  Murphy 885-3521 ANYTIME. F.P. $105,000.  Lovely 2/3 acre lot fust waiting tor you to build  your dream home on. It's steep to water but  Oh. what a view! F.P. $20,000.  HOMES  This large 1.200 sq. tt. 3 bedroom home has  ils eye on you. The Porpoise Bay and surrounding mountains provide you with a picturesque background view. There is a guest  bedroom in the basement and an ensuite  to the master bedroom. This is a real family  home and for this price it is a bargain, owner  transferred must sell. There is a present  mortgage of 10% which can be assumed.  F.P. $46,000.  Large lol which can permit building of another  home enhances this 3 bedroom home with  full basement. Lovely landscaped lot with  excellent workmanship on the retained walls  which are a feature of this home. Foundations  are poured for a 3-car garage. For appointment call Pal ANYTIME. F.P. $56,000.  ACREAGE  1 acre lot overlooking the Sechelt Village,  300 yards from water and hydro. Gravel road  at front of this lot. Near high school, close to  stores and beach. F.P. $22,000.  2Vi acres landscaped by a professional  gardener. Lovely paths to walk on plus gardeners shed. One bedroom home approx.  800 sq. ft. with regional water/hydro.  F.P. $45,000.  RECREATIONAL  MacMillan Bloedel subdivision. Priced trom  $9,300. to $16,200. with a common interest  in a waterfront lot.  Large 'h acre lot, with semi-waterfront.  Close to access road to beach. View to Vancouver Island across the majestic Georgia  Strait. Good building site. F.P. $27,500.  FARMS  Mini larm 4.64 acres on North Road with a  3 bedroom 1,152 sq. ft. Chancellor double-  wide, 3 years old in immaculate condition.  Paved driveways, 5 minutes to ferry and  Gibsons. F.P. $59,500.  * DRUM LESSONS *  For thc beginning or advanced  player. Andy: 886-7265. m  Get Ready for Spring!  Fruit tree pruning, gardens dug.  perrenials divided. ALSO 1-ton  truck fur hire, light moving and  hauling. 886-9294. tfn  Carpcnicr-Shipwright-Handyman  Quotes given or bv thc hour.  Phone 886-2.173. #8  HIGGS MARINE SURVEYS LTD.  Insurance claims, condition and  valuation surveys. Serving thc  Sunshine Coast and B.C. Coastal  Waters. Phone:     885-9425.  885-4747. 885-364.1. 886-9546. tfn  Fast, Clean, Efficient  CHIMNEY CLEANING  Vacuum equipped. 886-7785. tfn  Opportunities  Stuff envelopes $25.00 per 100  (Possible). Information send sell  addressed stamped envelope to  .1 & (j General Agencies Ltd..  Box 590, Peachland, B. C.  VOH 1XO. Mitfn  Nude models, $5.00 per hour for  drawing class. Female preferred.  Call 886-97.17 10 -5 p.m. #7  Horse farm requires mature girl  15 or older to help with horses,  must be willing to work hard in  return for riding privileges.  Brushwood Farm. Pratt Road.  Gibsons. 886-2160.      #7  Personal  DISCERNING ADULTS: Shop  discreetly by mail. Send $1.00  for our latest fully illustrated  catalogue of marital aids for  both ladies 'and gentlemen.  Direct Action Marketing Inc.  Dept. U.K.. P.O. Box 3268.  Vancouver, B.C. V6B 3X9. tfn  Alcoholics Anonymous meetings,  Gibsons Athletic Hall. 8:30 p.m.  Every Monday. 886-9059 or  886-9904 for information.        #26  LIVESTOCK  Hay for sale - $1.00 a bale. Mulch  50 cents. 885-9357. tfn  HORSESHOEING  Bob Hopkins  Call 886-9470 eves.        #41  Beautiful Arabian horse with  papers. Chestnut colour. Good  naturcd. If interested please  phone 885-9596. #7  SUBDIVISION  CONSULTATION  REAL ESTATE  d  LORR1E GIRARD  886-7760  ft  JONMcRAE  885-3670  LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  Office: 886-2277  Vancouver Line:  TotlFree: 682-1513  CHRIS KANKAINEN  885-3545  APPRAISALS  MORTAGES  NOTARYPUBUC  ARNEPETTERSEN  886-9793  HOMES  CHASTER ROAD Ttiree bedroom lull  basement home neslled in ihe trees for  privacy Five large skylights provide a  bright and sunny atmosphere lor your  lamily Two finished fireplaces, raised  hearth vvilh semicircular openings.  Largo carport and nearly 500 square  feel of sundeck S54.900  FAIRMONT ROAD Exceptional large  homi; on l'i acres, spectacular view in  Gibsons     This   1388 square tool home  has many extra features including ihree  bedrooms main lloor, full basemeni.  2 heailtator ((replaces, stereo system to  all rooms, three lull baths, sauna, double  heated garage .vitii electric eye, huge  BUhdeCft, paved driveway   This home has.  evei ,���'��� ing I Beeil today $70,580  DAVIS ROAD Charming gable roofed  Ihree bedroom Bingie smiey home on  a fully landscaped lol Large utility room  lot rvail e< dryei and storage The  - an ent tlab i arporl could easily be  finished is a rec room The period  family home close lo schools, shopping.  II i ,- ng rind <nv| ifie new swimming  pool 137.900.  TRAIL BAY Co/y older lypfi home on  teased waterlront properly Situated 1(1  a peaceful and guiet area wilh a safe  sandy beach, beautiful view and desirable southwesterly exposure Large  lot with level landscaped grounds around  ihe home and a nicely treed bank to the  rear $15,000  WATERFRONT Sechelt Reserve lease.  Large lot approximately 60 x 300. Small  rented cottage on level waterfront lot  Hydro in. water available This is a  very exclusive protected area        $5,750.  DAVIDSON ROAD: Speclacular view  and privacy m Langdale Ridge Large  Ihree bedroom homo has all large rooms  Fireplace downstairs Separate carport  allows more room lor expansion in Ihe  full basemeni Large cedar sundeck and  many extra features. Enler by way ol  nicely treed panhandle driveway to ihe  '/? acre you can call home $54,900.  GRANDVIEW ROAD Fantastic fully  finished large family home on almost one  acre view lot Three bedrooms on main  floor plus another finished in basement  Rec room is roughed In with plumbing for  wet bar Two fireplaces, skylights,  special lighting and large sundeck over  double carport. Excellent value. $64,900.  SARGENT ROAD Large family home  with a panoramic view on a landscaped  lot. Three bedrooms, ensuile oil the  master bedroom Fireplaces up and  down Finished basement includes rec  room, laundry room and workshop.  Close to schools and shopping     $61,500.  SEAVIEW LANE Approximately 2 acres  ol forested WATERFRONT property in  West Sechell 1758 square foot three  bedroom home Sauna and beach  house combo on beach Enpy the view  from the glass enclosed patio on Ihe  Iront ol the house of the Trail Islands.  $148,500  COUNTRY    ESTATE King    Road  Spacious and modern home situated on  nearly 5 acres of cleared land ideally  suited tor a family wanting a placo for  hobby (arming, horses, poultry, etc In  addition there is a separate large home  with 5 lo 6 bedrooms, plus a giant workshop This could !>*��� an excellenl source  (or rovenue The property is situated  only 2 miles (rom Sunnycrest Shopping  Centre This whole package of possibilities is now available al $140,000.  DAVIS BAY: Mission Poinl waterfront.  Two small cottages on 60' waterlront  property wilh a 20' lane along side.  Property is on Tsawcome lease land and  is prepaid to October 1993. Level to  beach, privacy and spectacular unob-  slrucled view. Tenant presently renting  one ol Ihe collages This is your opportunity lo invest in desirable water-  frontage. $24,900.  *������*������*������**��������  SARGENT ROAD' Custom built uniquely designed home. Spectacular view,  landscaped terraced lot in exceptionally  good area Three bedrooms on main  floor, sunken living room, two fireplaces,  ensuile plumbing olf master bedroom.  Full basement, built in bar II you are  looking for quality buill and original  design this is the home for you All  appliances included. $72,900  *������*��*������*����*��������  GOWEP POINT ROAD 2 bedroom  starter home This old timer close to  shopping and the post office has lo be  seen Cemenl foundation under 656 sq.  ft storage area 220 sq ft includes Indge  and stove $22,500  FOR RENT: Quiel Cul-de-sac centre ol  Gibsons wilh harbour view. Modern  duplex, carpeted throughout, close lo  post office and shops, parks and tennis  courts at back door, 2 bedrooms $200.  886-2277  NORTH ROAD: Fantastic potential  here! 4V? acres level, mostly cleared  property. A (ruly lovely double wide  24 % 60,1440 sguare loot luxurious mobile  home. Has a built in wel bar. lamily  room, huge square bathtub in ensuite  oft master bedroom and walk-in closet.  Three bedrooms, wall to wall carpet  throughout All this plus a three bedroom home with acorn fireplace Presently rented lor $200 OOper month Makean  appointment to see this today      $75,000  LOTS  *****************  MUST BE SOLD One ol Ihe better  building loll on Pratt Road Cleared,  level, with view to South. Offers to  $11,900  *****************  ALDER8PHING ROAD 60' x 150' ol  the best garden soil in the heart of  Gibsons. On sewer close to shopping  and Post Office Potential view ot Ihe  Bay area  Excellent terms available.  $10,500.  GOWER POINT ROAD: 100' ot water-  frontage, steep but manageable slope.  Hydro and water on the esplanade road.  217' deep with a completely unimpeded  view to Vancouver Island Faces south  west for lots of sunshine $15,900.  WHARF ROAD: At the corner of Davidson. With a little easy clearing this  lol will be ready lo build on. Walking  distance to the ferry Lot size is 80' x  110', $12,900.  POPLAR LANE: Newly completed!  The most conveniently located subdivision in Gibsons. Only 2 blocks from  shopping centre and both elementary  schools and secondary.- Level building  sites with some clearing on a newly  formed cul-de-sac. These prime lots on  sewer and all services are going fast.  Get yours now while they last. Priced  from: $11,900.  DAVIDSON ROAD: Fanlasic view from  Langdale Ridge This lot has a small  creek on the very back ol the property  All new homes in this area. This lot is  a lull 2/51h of an acre $14,900  VELVET ROAD: Beautilul view lot in  desirable area. Priced well below assessed value al: $11,000  COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT: With  waterfront as scarce as it is this double  use lot represents real value        $22,000  SECHELT INLET ESTATES: Deluxe  lots with a speclacular view of Porpoise  Bay. Beach facilities, nearby moorage,  waler, hydro and telephone at each lol.  Only 4 V? miles to the conveniences ot  Sechell.  SOUTH FLETCHER: At School Road  Two lots of 40' x 150' each. One lot  has a cottage which could be rented  These lots are mostly cleared and ready  for building A spectacular viow of Ihe  entire Bay area and Keals Island is  included in the prlceot: $27500  HILLCREST ROAD Only $3,000 down!  Balance by Agreement tor Sale will  purchase one of these beautiful view lols  at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac All  underground services so there is nothing  to mar the view These lots are cleared  and ready to build on Thc ravine in  Iront will ensure your privacy These  lots represent excellent value Priced  Irom $13,900 to $16,900  FIRCPEST PLACE: Lovely secluded  level corner lot, 61' x 131' surrounded by  evergreens. Water hook up is paid  $9,900  ACREAGE  *****************  4.6 acres of excellenl holding properly  close to Soames Point Park. Partially  cleared  Try your oflers $32,000  *****************  GRANDVIEW ROAD AT 9th: Over Vi  acre very private with view. House  plans and building permit paid for and  Included in price. Foundation, floor  slab, and plumbing all in lor a ?tr x 42'  (1176sq.lt. building). $19,900  ROBERTS CREEK: Highway 101 divides  this properly diagonally down the centre.  Develop bath sides ol the road. Try all  offers. 5acres. $25,000  GIBSONS: Park Road. Excellenl prospects for Ihe one who holds this potentially commercially zoned 5 acres Lighlly  cleared, close to shopping centre and  schools. $59,000.  Mm inn & Hauling  Gardening,   Rubbish   Removal,  Mouse   and   Garden   clean-ups.  886-9503 #10  For Explosive Requirements:  dynamite, electric or regular  caps, B line E cord and safety  fuse, contact Gwen Nimmo.  Cemetery Road, Gibsons. I'hone  886*7778. Howe Sound Farmers  Institute. #7tfn  INCOME TAX SERVICE  Personal and Business  File early, avoid the rush.  886-282I KM p.m. or 5-8p.m. #9  Married woman will babysit days.  Monday - Friday in her home.  Call 886-7980. #7  CHIROPRACTOR  Walter Sturdy D.C.  School Road ami Gower Pt Road  Gibsons   886-2122  SUNCO  PRINTING  7614  The Gibsons  All Nighter  Wood Heater  CUSTOM BUILT  From $310.00  The best  in economical woodheat.  May also be used for cooking.  ALL HEAVY STEEL  CONSTRUCTION  BRICK LINED  886-2808  NOW AVAILABLE AT  GIBSONS BUILDING  SUPPLIES  886-8141  WE ALSO DO  CUSTOM WELDING  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  For Sale  Diamond engagement ring. $300.  Assessed lit $350. 885-2468,     #7  FOR SALE  Small used record shop, pocket-  books, music accessories. In  Gibsons. Great potential. $3,500.  886-9737. 05tfn  25' Baylincr Sunbridgc model  200 Volvo, swim grid, sounder,  compass. C.B. - power winch,  dual batteries, extra prop. etc.  Still under warranty. $16,000.  o.b.o. 885-3541. #8  Seagull - Silver Century long  shaft, new. still under warranty.  Cost $520. for $400. Phone  885-3591. #8  HOMEMADE MITTS  Crocheted cushions, knitted socks  886-7806. #8  Professional Ear Piercing  Fast and Painless, lovely birth-  stone studs and Pewter earrings. Gibsons Girl & Guys  Salon, Lower Gibsons. Call  886-2120. tin  GOOD MIXED HAY  20 bale lots. $1,50 per bale.  886-2887 or 886-9033. tfn  Doing   your   own    upholstery?  Wc have all supplies.  Need a new mattress? Try foam!  All sizes.  Custom Tire Covers ���  Sec our  samples al: W.W. UPHOLSTERY  & BOAT TOPS LTD. 886-7310#6tf  3E  =arj|  SPRING FABRIC  ARRIVING at  Cowrie Street, Sechelt 885-2725  a  He:  aU  ���   NOTICE  We have closed our business. There  will be no bedding plants this Spring.  We wish to thank all our friends and  customers for their patronage over the  last ten years.  CREEKSIDE GREENHOUSES  Howard & Peggy LeWarne  For Sale  1976 Papoose Camper, for small  truck, excellent cond., propane  stove, with jacks. $1,600. firm.  After 6 call 885-3153. #7  ALDER-$45.00 a Cord  Delivered. 885-2456. tfn  APPLIANCES  Trade In your old appliances  on lhc new HOTPOINT Line  at the new MACLEODS Store  In Sechell.  1976 Glenrivcr home. 12 x 68',  3 bdrm. set-up with porch in  Mobile park. 8 ft. camper needs  some work, offers. 10 ft. Davidson boat with Seagull motor,  boat needs some work. Call  885-2496. #9  HANDKNITTED Buffalo wool  sweaters from slock or made lo  order. Children's $35 ��� $40.  Adults $60 - $75. Days call  883-9148. eves: 885-5305. #7  36" chain link fencing $45.00  for 3 rolls. 67" skis with marker  Salomon bindings $39.00. end  table $9.00. buhv pack $3.00.  885-2949. 117  Craftsman 10" radial arm saw  with blades tV. dado set also  bench $300.. 10 ft. fibreglass  boal $100.. double bed with headboard and steel bed frame.  $65.00. single bed with box  spring $65.00. 885-3773. #7  FAMILY THRIFT STORE  Closing end of February. Selling  off everything for $1.00 and  under. Ladies pants, tops, coats,  shoes. Men's coats, suits, shirts,  dress pants, ties. Children's  wear I0��. most of thc stock is  just like new. Books IOC. Come  in and look at these buys. We are  located next to Dogwood Cafe.  Marine Drive, Gibsons. #7  Do your jeans need patching,  broken zipper replaced? Will  repair all clothing. Also alterations, hemming, etc. 886-2515. #7  Boy's bike in good condition.  $40.00. 886-7963 #7  Poultry manure $1.00 per sack.  Horse manure $1.00 per sack.  886-9831 #7  Brown 4-cushion Chesterfield and  Chair. $75.00. 886-2967 M  23 foot new all fibreglass hull,  $2,800 or closest offer. 886-2120  Mon. Thur. Sat. or 886-7423  eves, after 5:30p.m. #9  30" electric range, very clean.  $35.00. Single laundry tub on  legs. $10.00. 886-7559. '      #7tfn  Bathtub, toilet and basin for  sale. $40.00 for everything.  Phone 886-2683. #7  ONLY 6 SHOPPING  DAYS BEFORE  LOLA'S BIRTHDAY!  For Rent  Granthams suite, clean. 2 bdrms.  kitchen. L.R.. view, includes  appliances, heat. elec. Sep.  entrance.     $190. per mo.  Call  886-2549.  117  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  Condominium: three bedrooms  plus family room, l'/i baths,  carpets, $300. per mo. Call  886-2703. tfn  For Rent  Furnished I bedroom suite  includes linen, lights & heat.  $195. per month. I block from  shopping centre. 886-9102.      #7  2 bdrm waterfront house, fireplace, electric heat. Sorry, no  dogs. Roberts Creek area. $185.  pernio. 886-2113. #8  Fully modem 3 hdrm duplex  in lower Gibsons, carpeted  throughout. Fireplace. Avail,  immed. $325. per mo,  2 bdrm apartment  overlooking Keats Island, lower  Gibsons. Carpeted, modern,  $230. per mo.  Furnished bachelor suite  fully modernized, private entrance, heat .V light included.  Lower Gibsons area. $135. per  mo. Avail, immed.  CENTURY WEST  REAL ESTATE LTD.  885-3271  2 bdrm house in Gibsons. $175.  per mo., will reduce rent for  person willing to do minor  finishing work. 886-9269. #7  I bdrm furnished duplex, all  electric, avail. Feb. 5. $150. per  month. Sorry, no children or  pets. Sunshine Coast Trailer  Park. 886-9826. #Stfn  Hopkins Landing. 3 bdrm house,  close to store & ferries, semi-  furnished. $198.00 per mo.  886-2898. til  One two bedroom duplex, $l"0.  per month and one three bedroom  duplex $200. per month in thc  Bay area. Close to park, post  office and stores. Please phone  886-2277. in  FOR RENT  1,2, and 3 bedroom  APARTMENTS  Phone 886-2417  2 bedroom duplex. Marlene  Road. 886-7037. #s  Modern 4 bdrm home with view,  in village. WW carpets, large  rec room. $325. per mo. Call  886-7903. #9  Suites for rem, 2 and 3 bedrooms,  immediate occupancy. Sunshine  Coast Highway, Gibsons. Phone  112-581-0024. #9  2 bdrm mobile home, fridge,  stove, some furniture. Gibsons  area. $195. per mo, including  pad rent, avail, immed. Call  885-3417 or 885-3310. #7tfn  Soames Point waterfront home.  2 bdrms. fully furn.. full balcony.  March - June. $210. per mo,  886-7280. m  Gibsons waterfront, furnished  I bedroom suite. $135. per mo.  886-7108. m  Boats  IAN MORROW & CO. LTD.  Prompt attention lo your marine  survey    requirements    for    all  transactions and Insurance needs.  Phone 886-2433,886-9458.     #52  HIGGS MARINE SURVEYS LTD.  Insurance claims, condition and  valuation surveys. Serving the  Sunshine Coast and B.C. Coastal  Waters. Phone: 885-9425,  885-9747,885-3643,886-9546. tfn  12 ft. aluminum boat A: trailer,  motor, oars and spare lire &  wheel, All in excellent condition.  886-2557. #8  K. BUTLER  RtALTY  LTD.  Seaside Plaza  886-2000  1538 Gower Point Road  Gibsons  886-2607  **[j&��3.  6 DAY WEEK  FINANCING AVAILABLE  YOUR AUTOPLAN CENTRE  ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE  REVENUE: Duplex and guest  cottage on 2 fully landscaped  lots, plus 2-car garage and large  workshop. Brings $365. income  while you live In well maintained  2 BR top floor. This one should  be seen at $67,500.  SARGENT ROAD: 3 bedroom  full bsmt home on 132' mostly  landscaped view lot. Many  features including 2 F.P., ensuite, double glass, custom  closets, etc. This would make  someone a lovely lamily home.  New 3 bdrm house, 3/4 bsmt on  nice view lot. Nicely finished  well built home with F.P.. Only  $52,500.  ROBERTS CREEK: 2 year old  66' x 12' mobile home nestled  in on 1 acre of park like property.  Should be seen at $42,500.  HIGHWAY 101: Over 5 acres of  sloping property running between  Hwy. and Lower Roberts Creek  Rd. About 2 acres cleared with  nice home, 2 good sheds, fruit  trees etc. Could subdivide if  zoning was changed. Asking  $65,000.  GOWER POINT: Large corner  lot. Over % acre of gently  sloped land. Close to beach.  Asking $15,000.  GRANTHAMS: Good family  home on 1 acre of prime view  property. 383' frontage on paved  road and has been approved for  4-lot subdivision when community water is available. This  would make a good investment  wth offers to $59,000.  SOAMES POINT: 3 waterfront  lots. Approximately 1.5 acres  each with 100' frontage on Howe  Sound. Only $40,000. each  MHHHMiMI Wanted fo  Renf  c/  are looking for  furnished houses and  suites available on  April 1st.  Any available accommodations please  phone Mr. Hansen  65-8053  I  LOST  Sterling silver medical bracelet  with inscription Morphine and  Ivy. Lost cither in Gibsons or  Sechelt. 886-7031 or drop off at  any newspaper office. m  Cars & Trucks  1974 Dodge V8 automatic, 4-door.  $1,500. o.b.o. Ask for Clay at  886-9674. #7  1974 Gremlin X, 6 cylinder  standard, low mileage, excellent  condition, new radials, one  owner. 885-3861. #7  1974 Ford Econo, E300, window  van, After 6call 886-2964.        #8  1968 Mustang. P.S., P.B., V8.  only 68.000 miles. Extra wheels  and radial snow tires. After 6  call 886-7009. #8  1968 GMC 4x4, winch, roll-bar  and other accessories. $3,000.  886-2998. #7  1972 Capri V6. 4-spced, headers,  radials. radio & tape deck. As  is $1,800. Phone between 6 - 8  p.m. 886-2357. #10  1975 Datsun, gold, pick-up,  automatic, canopy, heavy-duty  bumper, mirrors, radio, 26,000  miles. Clean. Asking $3,500.  886-9670. m  1969 International Scout, low  mileage, good bush car, 4 cyl..  traction lock rear axle. $1,000.  o.b.o. 886-2922. #7  1957 Chev Belair, 2-door hardtop,  327, good body, 350 turbo trans.  $2,400. 886-7834. #9  1968 Ford Torino 2-door. H.T.,  390 Cwin Auto, low mileage.  F.P. $1,500. 886-2765. #7  I960 V.W. Van, partly camperi-  zed and 2 V.W. beetles, for  parts. Best offer. After 4 p.m.  call 885-9341. #9  1967 Buick.  886-2196  1959 V.W. bcttlc. good cond,  new brakes & tune up, high-back  scats. $300. 1971 Dune Buggy,  excel, cond. $1,500. Wrecking  1972 Pontiac wagon, 350 auto.  Phone 886-2432. #9  Six foot bush box. 30 gallon  saddle tanks.    $600. for both.  885-3903  #7  Motorcycles  1973 Trident Triumph 750  chopper, fully customized, pearl  paint, $4,500. invested. Best  offer to $3,000. Evenings call  885-5407. tl]  Property  BY OWNER  Langdale, brand new home,  1322 aq. ft., 3 bedrooms, ensuile off master, large kitchen  and nook. Beautiful Cameo  marble fireplace, with heallla-  lor up and downstairs. Alao  roughed-in two rooms and  bath downstairs. Beautiful  view on corner lot. This home  must be seen lo be appreciated. $63,000. Please  call 886-2300. *9  Cleared building lot on Hydro  and Regional water. Roberts  Creek. After6call 886-7009.    #8  OWNER DESPERATE  Langdale Chines - '/j acre, view  $12,000. Langdale Ridge - view,  $9,500.    Make an offer.    Call  886-7218.  #8  FOR SALE BY OWNERS  Cottage in lower Gibsons, close  to shopping, post office, boat  ramp, etc. Has oil & electric  heat and elec. hot water. Fully  landscaped lot, paved driveway,  garage & tool shed, greenhouse.  Can be seen at 1375 Gower Pt.  Road or contact G. C. McKay at  886-7210. Full price: $29,500. m  Pr<>p*r*Y       Property     Remembering Bea Davey  Coast News, February 14, 1978.  13.  HOUSE  FOR SALE  Opposite Seaside  Plumbing, North  Road.  Open for Offers  60-day removal  886-7700  or  886-7896  Older home with beautiful view,  3 bedrooms, basement, W/W,  elec. stove, fridge, deep freeze &  garbage burner, double garage &  workshop with own 100 amp  service. On cable, sewer, etc.  $37,900. firm. Evenings call  886-2990. #10  Mobile Homes  Sargent Road: 4 bdrm home with  3 piece ensuite in master bdrm.  Large living room, dining room,  kitchen and nook overlooking  a fantastic view of Keats, Gibsons  and Georgia Strait. 2 fireplaces.  W/W carpets, double windows.  Finsihed rec room, laundry and  workshop, numerous closets and  storage areas. Landscaped.  F.P. $61,500. 886-2783. #7  Lot, 72 x 130', all cleared, ready  to build, one block from shopping  centre. $13,500. 886-9102.     #10  A number to note:  885-3521  WHARF REALTY LTD.  PRICE REDUCED $4,000.!!  1559 Abbs Road, panoramic view,  3 bdrm, finished basement,  2 F.P.. large sundeck, covered  patio. 2 carports, plus Mother-in-  law suite. $72.000. 886-7559. 07tf  Opportunities  HAPPY BIRTHDAY  BARB YATES  FEB. 21st!  RESTRICTED  ADULT  THE LOVE SHOP -  GOURMET LOVER'S GUIDE  and CATALOGUE  Lotions, Vibrators, Marital  Aids, Sensuous Lingerie,  Books. Enclose $2.95 cheque  or money order, payable to:  All Pharma Research Ltd.,  Dept. 316X, Box 200, Stn A,  Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2V2.  Pratt  Road.  Call  m  * Portraits       * Weddings ���  * Passports  * Commercial *  * Copy and Restoration work *  Professionally done in your home  or in ours.  Day or Evening call 886-7964.  Mobile Homes  12 x 60 Mobile Home, semi-  furnished on Landscaped lot on  North Road. School bus stops  right at driveway, mail box is  close by too. A good price at  $24,700 or make me an offer.  886-9041. tfn  tOAST*  885-9979  HOMES  wnttf   wnira  Complete  of Mobil  MOBILE  IN STOC  Immedia  ���/.��� Twins!  ���;   24x44 3  ���/.  24x52 2  v.- 24x52   2  -.'.��� 24x52 3 b  24x60   3  ���/:��� 14x70 2 b  ��������� 3 used  15% Dow  15 year ban  Also  BankM  885-  M.D.L.  COAST  Acro  Seehe  Davei  eve  Bill: 8  eve  Selection  e Homes  . HOMES  ;k NOW!  e Delivery  14 ft.  wide!  bdrm.  Slant  bdrm. SOLD  bdrm.   Den  drm.  Front & Rear  bdrm.   Den  drm. Loaded!  12 ft. WIdes  n Payment  K terms apply  25 year  ortgages  9979  00623A  HOMES  ,s from  t Legion  985-3859  nlngs  85-2084  nlngs  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  NEW UNITS  14 x 70 Atco. 3 bdrm, carpet  throughout. Fully furnished  in Colonial decor. Built-in  combination dishwasher,  range with eye-level oven,  built-in buffet with hutch.  14 x 70 Manco, 3 bdrm. plus  den. Fully furnished. Built-in  dishwasher, washer & dryer  range and fridge. Carpet  throughout. 2-picce ensuite  plumbing.  USED UNITS  1969 General 12 x 64', 3  bedroom, utility room, partial  ly furnished. $9,800.  1966 Chickasha 10x50 - 3  bdrm. furnished with 14 x 20  extension. Loads of cup  boards. Set up on large, well  landscaped lot.  24 x 48 double wide, 2 bdrms.  plus den, fully carpeted,  5 appliances. Large sundeck  two paved driveways.  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  Trovei  For All  Your  Travel  Needs  peninsula  travel  886-9755  10 x 55' mobile home, fridge,  stove, washer, dryer. $5,800.  886-9137. '        #9  12' x 68' 3-bedroom mobile  home in trailer court. Furnished  o)- unfurnished, Colonial throughout, excellent condition. 1973  model. 886-2797. #7  by Mary Cassln  I had a particular attachment  for Bea Davey, partly on account  of the fact she was the only  person 1 have met since coming  to Canada who actually knew and  had stayed with my mother's  family. Her husband was a  dentist in Victoria at the time  and made the acquaintance of  my mother's eldest brother,  Colonel Seymour Bagot. My  grandmother had bought a ranch  in B. C. and Uncle Seymour invited Bea to his mother's ranch  to meet his people.  It was to be a short visit, however, since Bea had been used to  a town house and servants. At  the ranch she discovered that  there was no inside plumbing  and water had to be packed in.  Bea had a small baby at the  time and she found thc dealing  with diapers difficult in the circumstances.  Bea herself was to fall on hard  times later when her husband  died during the Depression. Just  the same she said that the Depression years were among her  happiest with people being so  much more friendly and helpful  towards each other. Bea said  she learned a great deal during  the hard years - even how to  make her own soap.  Bea was always very fond of  pets. As well as birds, she had  a part Scottie called Suzie who  could perform as well as a circus  animal. Bea even taught Suzie  how to dance. The little dog  was her companion for years.  Later there was a Siamese cat  called Ming who used the toilet  instead of a box. Bea also kept  canaries and budgies until nearly  the end of her life.  It was one of Bea's disappointments that none of her sons  followed a profession like their  father but the Depression and  her husband's death made this  impossible. "One had to eat,"  as she said so the sons went  fishing and the youngest, Tommy, kept it up after the Depression years.  Years ago Bea told me of an  incident which happened while  she was still in Victoria. She  was waiting for a bus with  several coloured people and some  of the whites waiting refused to  gel on with thc coloureds, preferring to wait for the next bus.  Bea. on the other hand, boarded  the first bus. The second bus  plunged through a bridge killing  several people. Bea Davy owed  her life to her non-prejudice.  She was a very talented woman. As well as being a very  good musician she was also no  would be at the piano when I  arose. She had a nice touch at  thc keyboard and said that she  used to have a pond sincinp  voice when she was young which  I could well believe.  Needlework and cooking were  also among her accomplishments.  She made some of her own  clothes and hats, upholstered her  mean artist, winning several  ribbons at exhibitions. I remember in particular one painting  she did of a neighbour's dog  which was most lifelike. There  were also two water colours that  I particularly admired. One of  a storm and one of thc famous  Blue Mountains of Australia  which I belived she did from a  photograph.  Sometimes near the end of  her life Bea got me to slay with  her over night when she wasn't  feeling very well. She suffered  from insomnia and would gel up  frequently lo make herself a cup  of lea. I was often awakened  by the strains of music and Bea  BLANKET BRITISH COLUMBIA    BLANKET BRITISH COLUMBIA     BLANKET BRITISH COLUMBIA  YUKON CLASSIFIED ADS & YUKON CLASSIFIED ADS & YUKON CLASSIFIED ADS  BLANKET B.C. & YUKON  CLASSIFIED ADS  REAL ESTATE  40 and 10 acre adjoining lots.  Fertile bottom land near Creston.  Older 2-bedroom home in Creston. Separate or together. Box  2088 Creston, B.C. (604) 428-  4034. m  LIVESTOCK  Simmental cattle. Bulls and  heifers. Purebred and percentage on R.O.P. Test. Basque  Ranch, Box 2088, Creston. B.C.  VOB 1GO, (604)428-4034.        #7  MOBILE HOMES  Large treed mobile home lots for  rent. (Adult and family). One  hour from Vancouver at beautiful  Cultus Lake. Cablevision, playgrounds, recreation, etc. Phone  112-858-3196 or write Box 107,  Cultus Lake, B.C. VOX 1HO.    #7  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES  Northern Alberta Coin Laundry.  Good return, future drycleaning  expansion same building. Sale  can include building. Trade for  good B.C. propcrtv. Write Box  538. High Level, Alberta.  TOH IZO. #7  HELP WANTED  Summer position open in fast  growing weekly paper located 2  hours from Vancouver at Whistler  Mtn. Ideal opportunity for  student to gain work experience  as assistant to the editor. Apply  in writing to Box 111, C/O 808,  207 West Hastings St., Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1H7. #7  HELP WANTED  Community Health Nurse required for the Athabasca Health  Unit. This person assumes responsibilities as Director of thc  Health Unit. B.Sc. qualifications  preferred and experience essential. Position opens March 1.  1978. Salary range $19,500 to  $22,000. Apply immediately to  Mr. V. Markowski, Administrative/Secretary, Box 1140, Athabasca, Alberta TOG OBO. Phone  1-675-2231. #7  VINYLDECK INSTALLATIONS  Ltd. with branches throughout  thc Lower Mainland, has a  dealership opening in this area.  We train and guide you. Earn  up to $40.00 an hour. Small  investment required. Phone  465-5789 or 539-4986. #2  EARN $200.00 monthly part-  time; $1,000. full time. Easy to  succeed with our training. Write  Fuller Brush Company, C/O  Box 108, 808, 207 West Hastings  St., Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1H7.  or Mr. T. Diamond, R.R. 3,  Kamloops,B.C.V2C5Kl.       tfn  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES  Excellent opportunity for you to  get into business for yourself.  Complete mobile power wash.  For industrial or commercial  vehicles and heavy equipment.  Phone 748-3341. Evenings call  748-2773. #7  REAL ESTATE  Antique shop residence, seasonal  or full-time. Main highway  Comox Valley. Two bedrooms,  dining room, fireplace, waterfront  view. $46,000 plus inventory.  338-8989. Box 3315. Courtenav.  B.C. 'm  were used  to sell  vacation equipment  when traveling  looked like this.  It's no different today. Coast News Classified ads are still the place to turn to when you  wish to buy or sell campers, tents, vacation  equipment or anything else.  place was bare except for a  straw hat and a wreath of flowers  lying there on lhc table where  she had left it.  It was. of course, inevitable.  Her   eyesight   was   failing   and  she made on lhal lasl day   she  could   not   have   sustained.  Bea Davie passed away  home about a year agu In  lives on in nn memorv.  SI  in .i  she  her health was poor.  The effort   a great lady  REWARD  A $200.00 reward is being offered to  any individual who can offer information  which will lead to the return of an inflatable life raft which was stolen from the  Canfor Tug Boat at Port Mellon. Particulars are as follows:  4  man   life  raft   (bright   orange  top  remainder   black).       Serial   Number  DR4M/17683.  Encased in an off-white  fiberglass shell imprinted with H.S.P.  and serial number as shown.  Anyone with  information   pertaining  to  the life raft should contact:  D. Macklam  Canadian Forest Products Ltd.  Howe Sound PulpDiv.  Port Mellon, B.C.  Phone: 884-5223  chesterfield and made her own  curtains.  Bea's last day in Gibsons was  on Mother's Day. I went over  to see her and she showed me  thc presents her family had  given her. I did not stay long  as she was expecting company.  She had thc table laid and a  nice meal ready. She had also  borrowed an axe from her next  door neighbour and made a fire  in the fireplace.  The next morning when I  called around there was no  answer but as the door was open  I went in. She was gone along  with all her belongings, everything, even her two pets.    The  SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 46 (SECHELT)  WATER TRANSPORTATION  CONTRACT  JERVIS INLET  Bids will be received by the undersigned up to  5:00 p.m. Thursday, February 23rd. for the provision of water transporation from Egmont to  Deserted Bay on Monday mornings and from  Deserted Bay to Egmont on Friday afternoon.  Number of persons to be transported, together  with personal belongings, is estimated at 24.  The service will probably be required intermittently from May 1st, 1978 but will be required on  a regular basis for September, October and  November in 1978, and April, May and June  1979, with some intermittent use at the ends of  these periods.  The lowest or any bid is not necessarily accepted. Bids must specify details of boat, inspections, safety and navigational equipment and  the operator's qualifications and experience.  R.Mills  Box 220  Gibsons, B.C.  (For the Native Environmental  Studies Action Committee)  For Private Use or Business  AUTOVEST  Before you buy, Investigate the advantages ot this rent-to-  own plan. All monies paid apply to purchase. Why tie  up your cash or borrowing power? 1st and last months  rent and drive awav  y  EXAMPLES  Based on 36 month lease  78 F250 pickup  $148 per mo.  Total $5328.  Lease end Price  $2175.  or simply return  78 Camero HT  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  78 Fiesta 3 DR  $99 per mo.  Total $3564.  Lease end Price  $1400.  or simply return  77Econoline Van  $136 per mo.  Total $4896.  Lease end Price  $1975.  or simply retorn  78C100ChevPU  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Pnco  $1875.  or simply return  78 Zephyr Sedan  $124 per mo.  Total $4464.  Lease end Price  $1825.  or simply return  76F1504x4  $155 per mo.  Total $5560.  Lease end Price.  $2275.  or simply return  78 Dodge Van  $129 per mo.  Total $4644  Lease end Price  $1875.  or simply retorn  78 0ldsCullass  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  For further Information CALL COLLECT  GILLE   CHAMPAGNE    987-7111  Belmont Leasing Ltd.  1160 Marine Drive  North Vancouver, B.C. D00479A  Province of British Columbia  Ministry of Highways & Public Works  NOTICE OF PROPOSED  ROAD CLOSURE  Notice is hereby given that the Ministry  of Highways and Public Works proposes  to close a portion of unused right-of-way  on the Port Mellon Highway within D.L.  1618, Group 1, N.W.D. as shown on  Highway Plan R12-07-02 R/W. Further  information can be obtained from the  Gibsons District Office, telephone  886-2294. Persons wishing to object to  this closure should submit their objections  in writing to the District Highways  Manager, Box 740, Gibsons, B.C., VON  1 Vo on or before March 8,1978.  T. M. Forsyth  District Highways Manager 14.  Coast News, February 14,1978.  Sechelt Tax Services      1977  tax notes  by Casev Brennan  Students and Senior Citizens  This week's article is an outline of the rules and regulations  governing the tax treatment of  students and senior citizens, if  you have questions that arc related, but do not seem to be  answered, contact the Department of National Revenue office  in Vancouver or Sechelt Tax  Service.  There arc three areas of tax  interest to students: tuition  fees, the education deduction  and moving expenses. The most  common deduction applicable  to residents of the Sunshine  Coasl is for tuition fees paid to  the Continuing Education Program offered in our local schools.  The rules governing eligibility  to claim the tuition deductable  are as follows: First, that you  be enrolled in a qualified educational institution (any type of  course will qualify, day course,  night course, summer, or correspondence): Second, that you have  paid more than $25 in fees to  one institution during a 12 month  CoHmERdaD  JriWNq  You can be certain you can't buy better  printing.. .you can only pay more money.  6-2622  6-7817  it printed envelopes  it business cards  v'j letterheads  88  88  it brochures  a booklets  ���a raffle tickets  a admission & membership cards  NO JOB TOO LARGE OR SMALL  Call us on your next printing job and  t join the CQ��$f mm   list of satisfied customers.  For all your Carpets  period commencing in the tax  year for which you are filing:  Thirdly, that you include the  official receipts for fees paid as  tuition with your tax return.  Fees paid to a university outside  Canada where you were a full-  time student in a degree course  lasting 1.1 weeks or more arc-  also deductible. But. a completed  form TL11A must accompany  your return. Only the student  may claim a deduction for fees  paid as tuition, even though  someone else may have paid  them.  The second deduction claimable by a student is thc Education  Deduction of $50 per month, or  part month, spent in attendance  at a post-secondary school. This  deduction, unlike the tuition deduction, is transferable to another  individual, including spouses,  if it is nol needed to reduce the  student's taxable income to zero.  To qualify you must be a "full-  time" student. Full-lime in this  case, means that you were in  attendance for a period of three  consecutive weeks or more, with  a minimum of ten hours of course  work per week. Students attending university, adult education  courses, job retraining courses,  or university outside of Canada  may claim this deduction. Courses for which you have been reimbursed, or for which you were  paid to attend, do not qualify  you to take this deduction.  Moving expenses incurred by  a full-time student who travelled  from his location of education to  find work, part-time or permanent, are deductible.     Moving  DrfPe  ����g  SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST  MODERATE COST LOCAL OR DISTANT BURIALS  CREMATIONS - MEMORIALS- PREARRANGEMENTS  D.A.Devlin ftflA.QCCl       1665Seaview  Director  MOTOR VEHICLES  CARS - TRUCKS - TRAl LERS -    MOTORCYCLES  COMPLETE SERVICE -  REGISTRATIONS - TRANSFERS  PLATES    -   INSURANCE -   PERMITS  DRIVERS LICENCES  NEW-ALL TESTS  -    RENEWALS  ^tnsurarce  COMPLETE SERVICE NEW OR RENEWAL  MOTOR VEHICLE BRANCH SUB-OFFICE  LOCATED IN  Sunshine Coast Credit Union  Cowrie Street, Sechelt, B. C.  PHONE   885-3744  expenses incurred by the same  student to return to school, or  start attendance in a full-time  institution, are not deductible.  Here is an example. John is  a full-time student at Simon  Fraser, attending from September 20th to June 10th. He paid  $900 in tuition fees; he earned  $3,500 in a summer job in Yellow-  knife, hc paid $200 each way for  his air fare to Yellowknife; he  lived at home on weekends. He  is allowed to deduct the $900  tuition paid from his income,  $200 in travel expense, and $500  in Education Deduction. These  deductions, combined with his  personal exemptions, reduce  John's income to a negative  figure (approx. $370) which can  be claimed by his parents, or  any other supporting relative.  Here is another example.  Bruce is inking an air brake  course at Elphinstone. Hc pays  $100 in fees for the course. Thc  course lasts Ihree weeks, eight  hours of course work per week.  Hc is only eligible to claim the  tuition deduction for $100; he is  not eligible to claim the $50 per  month Education Deduction because the course was for eight  hours per week instead of ten.  Senior Citizens, aside from thc  Age Exemption ($1420 in 1977),  are liable to the same tax laws  and regulations that affect thc  rest of us. But. because in most  cases, their income is not as  great as it once was, the percentage of income that senior  citizens pay in tax is less. The  Pension Income deduction allows  the recipient to receive $1,000 of  pension income tax free. The  only provision to this deduction  is that the pension funds do not  come from the following sources:  Old Age Security Pension,  Guaranteed Income Supplements, Spouse's Allowance,  Canada or Quebec Pension Plan  payments, Retirement Allowances, Death Benefits, rolled-over  pension payments, and Income  Averaging Annuity Contract  payments.  1 have been asked on a number  of occasions if retired persons  must file a tax return. The  answer is yes and no. Yes, if  your gross income is greater  than the total of your allowable  exemptions and deductions. No,  if you have no taxable income.  If you wish to claim thc B.C.  Renter's Grant, you must file  a return, even though you have  no taxable income, If you choose  not to file a return, be sure to  save all of your tax information  for each year that you do not file.  The reason for this is that if in  thc future you arc required to  file because your income has increased (such as from thc sale  of securities or property) you  might be asked to explain what  you have been up to for the last  few years. 1 personally recommend that you continue to file  a return, if for no other reason  than to keep Ottawa's computer  happy.  Next week: Eligible Deductions transferred from Spouse  DON'T MISS THE  MICRO-WAVE  DEMONSTRATION  SAT. FEB. 25th  AT J AC ELECTRONICS  COWRIE ST., SECHELT  885-2568  Perhaps one of the first violets of the springtime was photographed by Ian corrancc in the  Bay Area of Gibsons.  Wildlife  R. Allen  corner  by Ian Corrance  Every so often in this column  short anecdotes have appeared  from E.R.East. They have been  written with a kindly feeling and  insight into the animals and  peoples we share this planet  with.  It is our loss that she has left  Gibsons to be closer to her family  in the Okanagan. I wish her  health and happiness, and thank  her   for   letting   us   share   her  good spirit.  Here is a poem of hers and a  story which will give you an idea  of what I mean. Thank you Miss  East and God Bless.  Many years ago an elderly  Scottish lady who lived on the  western side of Okanagan Lake,  came into the office where 1  worked to tell us of a recent  adventure. There was very little  level ground near her home, and  she did a lot of walking on the  mountain rising up from the Lake.  One of her favorite spots was a  rocky outcropping above the  shore that gave a splendid view  north, south, and across the  water. One day as she stood,  leaning on her stick, out of the  corner of her eye she saw a  movement beside her. Not  knowing what mighl have come  out of the bush, she turned her  head very slowly, until she  could see Ihat beside her, so  close that she could have touched  him with her stick, stood a  Mountain Sheep ram. he was a  splendid animal with a full circle  of horn. and stood gazing out over  the   water,   while   she   stayed  WE SURVIVOR  motionless wilh awe. She said  he looked, as she did. southward down thc Lake, then across  to thc opposite shore and lhc  hills beyond. He took his time,  apparently enjoying Ihe view to  the full, and then turned his head  to look the iiorthwuui stretch  of water. As he did so. : i- , ,ps  rested on her and he gave II.  prolonged scrutiny, his' gaze  meeting hers for a brief moment,  then he turned his attention back  to the view with no further  glance al her. When he had  ga/ed long enough he turned  his back on her and calmly walked  back into the bush.  She said she realized that  he had probably never encountered a human being before, but  it was still a wonderful sensation to be accepted so matler-  of-factly by a truly wild animal,  and she felt honoured Ihat  hc had shared his high place  with her.  This incident seems to prove  that wild animals have no innate  antagonism toward man; il is  our treatment and attitude toward them that creates fear and  mistrust.  On the hunk uhove the coulee sat a still and silent Indian  With a blanket curving warmly round his frail and ancient shoulder*  while the ever-quavering aspen scattered flakes of golden sunlight  on his hair of black and silver.  From eye-sockets deeply shadowed eyes still black and bright with living  gazed upon the spreading wlieuljields rolling far to the horizon ���  saw thc neat and tidy homesteads where the while man farmed the prairie.  As he gazed, the wlieuljields vanished and he saw the endless grasslands  where the wind, forever moving, painted streaks of green and silver ���  saw the flying clouds of springtime lay dark shapes upon the grasses ���  heard the shouts of laughing children as they chased the flying shadows ���  saw ihe pink of prairie roses -fell the grass caress his ankles.  Ear away across the distance herds of buffalo were grazing,  drilling here and there in patches like a moving baud of darkness.  Once again he crouched lo watch them ��� smelt again their scent of cattle ���  saw ihe breadth of massive shoulder und the shaggy head lhal lil'teil  while the bright eyes looked so keenly for ihe hidden foe lhal threatened ���  heard again lhc muffled thunder of their feet as. set in motion  by the signals of their leaders, fur away they ran, and vanished -.  and he saw again ('���  wheatjileds: heard ihe mutter ofa tractor.  Gone forever were ihe grass 'ands! Gone the buffalo and freedom'  From beneath his lowered e\ .'lids came a tear lhal slowly trickled  down his seamed and furrowed cheekbone, while his throat svas light well-  ' 'Of Great Spirit, lake me wilh litem! Lei me join ihe Spirit Riders!  Still ihe ever-quavering aspen si altered flakes of golden sunlight  on his bowed and silent figure as he wept for days long vanished.  Church Services  Roman Catholic Services  Rev.T.Nicholson. Pastor  Times of Sunday Mass;  8t00 p.m. Saturday and 12 Noon  Sunday al St.Mary's Gibsons  In Scchelt:8:30 a.m. Our Lady of  Lourdes Church,Indian Reserve  10:00a.m. Holy Family Church  885-9526  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sal.3:00 p.m.  Hour of Worship Sat., 4:00 p.m.  St.John's United Church  Davis Bay  Pastor C.Dreiberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone:  885-9750 or 883-2736  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M.Reinhardt  9:30 a.m.-St.John's  Davis Bay  11:15a.m.-Gibsons  886-2333  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service -11:00 a.m.  Revival-7:00 p.m.  Bible Study-Wed. 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  bv E. R. East  Ann's Coiffures  Marine Drive  (across from Co-op)  The staff of Ann's Coiffures is pleased  to announce that for your convenience  we will now be open 6 days a week. Ann,  who has been away after a lengthy leave  of absence will be returning Mondays,  Tuesdays and Fridays.  Ann, Colleen and Kim thank you all  for your past patronage and look forward  to serving you in all your hair care needs.  For your next appointment call  886-2322  Monday through Saturday p  More letters to the editor  Continued From Page Three  Letter to Premier  Editor:  An open letter to Mr. William  Bennett, Premier of B.C.  Re: The proposed 500 kilovoll  power transmission line from  Cheekeye substation to Dunsmuir  substation, on Vancouver Island.  Dcni Sir-  In H'ak ( onsulianls "Phase  One, Volume One Report" regarding ihis iransmission line.  H ( presentsa load growth lore-  i;i-: fin Vancouver Island which is  lhc basis foi ilu justification of  the transmission line, Ihis  forecast is higher b\ up to 1,4%  than 'Ik forecasts given mil al  ih. sain, mtit bv H. ( . Hydro's  lti.nl forecasting engineers,  lh.-   lonvasi    is   based   on  pupulal     forecasts    ni    4����  unmlh  per  year,     lhc   H.  (,  . I in rev   ( omnussion's   forecasts  ii    based  on  a   2.25%   yearly  ii re ise.   ( eiisus ( anada shows  m   ,i\i niL'i    2,K?"!i   growth   in  ilu   pasi len wars.    All  ihese  figures arc for \ancouvei island.  Ihe  lureiasi  al   5. * ������  growth  pui "iii by  H   ( .  Hydro s load  lor casting etigiiu   rs is 11 a only  based   ''ii   a   unesliotmhle   V'��  population for cmsi, b ,i also on  ihe assumption thai ."M>"<��� >>l new  ' .ifuclio: on \a icouxei1 Island  ' is being   uill wiih electric base-  ' board    icalint'   which   has   an  ��� Klrei i b I' ������ second law c (linen- i, Imt ��� than is available  ihr-'iieh an other lype i)f space  In alum  Vailcoin i Island has a present  |n ,'k '.mi capability ol lt>25  in gn\* ,iii, Present peak loads  an ab"i 1100 megawatts maxi-  iuuu ��� in new transmission  In,, s provide   2200  mega  watts I i i-'iai of .1N25 mega-  wan-    hi1 i.si  l' i limes present  .peak '���'.!���! n ipiirenienis. This is  Imi i' cvecss ol i veil B. C  Hum ��� ndlaic t lorecasls. Kate  increases are sure to follow lo  pay I"' these transmission lines.  >itk (In \ will mil begin lo pay  |nr ilu msebes In supplying significant amoiinis ol enemy, for  1 anv vi ars lo conic Hie projeel  ������ expected lo cost up to half a  ilium dollars.  , ft ( Hydro pn senllv takes in  m ss money in rates than ii borrows lo pa\ for new projects  and lo cover its losses fhus.  the Aulhoritv is unable to pay  ���II. niiw. or as lone a > il eon  iiiiuos in develop new projects,  .ni\ of the principal of ils loans.  IPC ol every dollar collected  i \ It. ( Hydro in rales goes  In pay interest mi loans. In 147o  ihis inter* si ,v is SIS.? million.  M. ( Hydrti ,s i ow in debt s4' i  hilli.m ami u-l In I4K0. Hydro  Kill be horrnwine one billion  miliars pel ve.u atld by ll'l>l).  will huv* ������ debt ol 12 lo 17  i-ill-i'iii liars I nd. r ihe present  pnlii' ni energy growth, H. (.  hydro v ill nevi i b able to pay  II   .i   aeitifii ant   poruon  of  its  i'l tu  Ii ( . Hydro's d�� hi to equity  ail" is now *t> l" >. In other  i . ni-, ��l ah llvdro's assets.  i oi >. iransiiilssion lines, sub-  i.onn.s. it.. H. ( llvdro owns  "b S"... ihe oilier l*5���� being  ; r. ,. tiled   b\   loans   siill   nol  ..1.1 nit.  \ti\   serious   plan   for   wide-  i��������� .id eonservalioii must he tie-  i   i pMiih d bv a redin lion in load  toy ih I'orecMsls and a reduction  i ipilal   expenditure   on   new  , 'iijects  otherwise, overcapacity  i|   result which  milsl  In   paid  ��� ��� bv rale iiu reases,  It ' Hydro slums no serious  lei Hon lo conserve energy,  i \ md ii lew token programs,  mil "I which is their loans to  in mi owners to upgrade home  v filiation, H. C. Hydro borrows  (bis money al ��" and lends il  .ii  10".., thereby making a profit  on this program.  Bulk users of power in British  Columbia account for one third  of the electrical energy sold by  B. C. Hydro, yet they pay only  l.V'i. of Ihe total revenues, under  Hydro's preferential rate structures. The average hulk user  pays 0.h7c per kilowatt hour;  the minimum user pays S'/iC for  ihe same amount of power.  On Vancouver Island, nine bulk  users account for half ihe total  power sold. If the new transmission line is being installed to  1 roviile power for new large  scab industry (Ihe only real  reason I van see lor ihe power  line) then bulk use could account  for "5"�� of the power use oil Ihe  Island, and under present rale  structures could pay as little as  W nt |In revenue. Thus Ihe  remaining 25"�� of users, rep-  n sewing households, coniinet-  eial anil eily lighting, would pay  0" or over two (hints of the  loial power bill for Vancouver  Island.  I . II. Martin, Assistant General Manager ol iln Engineering  (.roup, K ( Hydro, has slated  lhal rates in hulk customers  are set ,n ,i figure jusl low enough  i" persuade them not lo go into  I heir own generation, This generation would uiih/e waste pro-  duels now discarded, bul which,  before Hydro's preferential rate  pohev and the cheap massivv  availability of power, were used  logenerali power.  il B. ('. Hydro rcu.scd ils  rale struelun . ,.,iiig marginal  iosi pricing, demand would fall.  ��onsumers would receive real  monetary incentive lo conserve  power and the need for capital  expenditures would be greatly  i educed Marginal cosl pricing  would reduce growth by at least  : "��� waii\ reduce debi in IW0  In S2 i" V billion, interest payments U\ MV\, in |Ui|() and lhc  average  price  io consumers  by  0 Ihis would make a serious  oust rvation policy pra deal within   lhc  associated  problems  ol  mi n ap.i. ity oid overpricing.  I hi Office ol liieigv Const rv iiH-n I nergy. Mines and  Kt soure' s t anada has staled.  ' I In osi e| reducing energy  demand bv increasing efficiency  I-- much less than ihe cosl of  expanding energy supply."  How long li ( . Hydro can  continue with this self destruens policy is anyone's guess,  bin if il is allowed lo continue.  Hydro will bankrupt ihe Province  of British Columbia, lo whose  advantage will this he? The same  parlies ihat profiled from the  bankruptcy of New Vork City.  perhaps?  M\ concern is not just for the  planned ~>00 kv transmission  lines crossing the Gulf of Georgia:  1 am very concerned about H. (.  Hydro's provincial policies, and.  as a laxpuyer, I am responsible  toi its debt. B. C. Hydro's  present expansionist policies  on an the unnecessary Hooding  "I many of the fertile valleys of  it ( , Ii is hard io believe that in  1955 Mr. Bonner made a statement reflecting just these concerns. Now he is Chairman of  Hydro.  B. C. Hydro must he made  responsible to an impartial  government body such as the  B. C. Energy Commission. The  time to begin is now, Al present  the Environmental Land Use  Committee is the only body required to approve the 500 kv  iransmission line, and only on  environmental grounds. An impartial body must be required by  the Cabinet to assess this and  all other projects on the basis of  all relevant factors, including  B. C. Hydro's financial situation.  Ihe decisions of this body must  be made binding on Hydro, B.C.  Hydro must be required to  demonstrate lo the peonle of  B.  C.   thai   ihis   crc lus  of power is needed on ������ ouver  Island. II B. ( , Hydro plans lo  build a nuclear or thermal gene-  ration facility on ihe Island and  transmit the power through ihe  500 kv hues into ihe continental  grid, iln n B, ( , Hydro should  say so and lei the government  ami a public forum decide il  this is desirable.  Ih< residents ol l.asqueii  Islam) deman that B. ( . Hydro  abandon ils plans lot ihe 500  u transmission lines and all  new eonstruellon until a Royal  Commission ol Inquiry or some  such body establishes a need for  the projeel  Kevin Monahan  Lasqueti Island, B.C.  Herbicides  Editor:  In the recent information  meeting on l.asqueii Island regarding the B.C. Hydro's proposed 500 KV transmission line  from Cheekye, near Squamish.  to Dunsmuir on Vancouver Island, there were many questions  left unanswered.  In the instance of questions  regarding the safely of Hydro's  herbicide program, il became  clear thai although the personnel  attending the meeting were  equipped to justify the economy  o| herbicide use. none were  qualified to substantiate Hydro's  claim made in their brochure:  Regulations governing Hydro's  use of herbicides, that we can  literally bathe in 2.4-D without  "apparent" effect.  I suggest B.C. Hydro scud a  qualified biologist to any future  public meeting if for no other  reason than to begin lo gam  the trust of a public ihat on ils  own initiative, becomes more  informed each day.  In the instance of questions  relating to the safely of exposure  to the electric and magnetic  fields which accompany high-  voltage transmissions, perhaps  the most important question of  all was answered incompletely.  The question was: "Does B.C.  Hydro have any data conclusively  showing thai exposure to these  fields does not lead to an increased incidence of tumours,  malignancies, altered growth  rates: that this exposure will  nol affect our biochemical,  physiological, and intellectual  functioning?"  igggiffla  GOV>?��    CLIP N SAVE      -"Oj,  For the month of February this coupon  is worth $3.00 on any purchase of regularly priced clothing or children's  furniture over $10.00.  TODD'S CHILDREN'S WEAR  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre  Gibsons  886-9994  WILL BE  RE-OPENING  DURING THE  OMEGA     LUNCH HOUR  12 Noon to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  12 Noon to 11:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday  4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday  Closed Monday  886-2268  1538 Gower Point Road  Gibsons  886-2268  Much ol the research gathered  by Lasqueti islanders showing  the significant possibility of  these effects occurring, came  from the testimony of Dr. Andrew-  Marino, a bio-physicist, at New-  York Slate Public Service Commission Public Hearing on the  transmission proposed by the  New York State Power Authority.  On hearing the source of our information, Mr. Billy Ellis, a project planning engineer for B.C.  Hydro, proceeded to dispute  Dr. Marino's findings, and stated  that from his own personal  reading on the mailer, he could  find no significant threat to our  health. Due to my own inexperience in public meeting procedures, two very Important  facts fulled to come to light,  Ihese ate: I) Dr. Marino in  his testimony. brought forward  not tmly his own research findings, bul those of over sixty  respected scientists, all showing  incidence of biological effects  from exposure lo these fields.  2) The New York Slate Public  Service Commission found these  reports to be of sufficient significance lo write new rules for  high voltage line construction.  Some of these are: a) clearance  over highways must be increased,  b) rights-of-ways near housing  must be increased by two-hundred feet, c) Utilities must  launch education campaigns to  w arn residents of hazards.  The original question was not  answered, as il must be before  the public can permit construction of this line. Until answered,  there is a moratorium on the  Bruce-Milton iransmission line  in Ontario. Until answered,  along with ecological questions,  there is a moratorium on a major  power project in Saskatchewan,  The burden must be upon B.C.  Hydro to prove this line safe,  the public through its elected  representatives must he the final  judge.  Finally. the most significant  moment of this two-day meeting.  Mr. Charles Nash, executive  assistant to Chairman Bonner.  alter lengthy attempts lo clarify  our apparent "misunderstanding" of (he planning process;  and after slating most specifically, that no decision could be  made on the "preferred corridor" for the Georgia Strait section of the line, until Beak Consultants had completed their  study, and the public and per-  tineni levels of government had  been consulted, publieally admitted ihat l.asqueii Island is  indeed the "preferred route"!  All our fears were confirmed.  Ii appears that B.C. Hydro does  nol have democracy on its side,  it has power. It is time for  governmental pressure |o be  applied on this most myopic  of giants!  Thank you for listening, yours  for our fragile earth.  Tom Carter  Gen. Del.  Lasqueti Island  Fisher  Stoves  Features   i'4   walls. 5'16" sleel lop,  triple seal doors  The Fiiher Stove can heal over 3000  square I eel.  A Fiiher Stove aaves you money by  using inexpensive fuels: wood or coal.  Built lo lasl, the Fisher Stove Ii no  ordinary "space" healer ��� It's a  scientifically designed radian! healer  that can heal your entire house.  Coma and learn all Ihe lacls about the  Fisher Stove from us. We want lo  keep you warm.  YES  We have Ihe Fisher Slove at  J&C  Electronics  Sechelt    885-2568  Coast News, February 14. 1978.  15.  Finances      Saskatchewan Women's workshop  The Honourable J. Davis,  Minister of Energy, Transport  and Communications,  Parliament Buildings. Victoria.  Dear Mr. Davis:  B. C. Hydro is a ptovincial  crown corporation, therefore  accountable to the govern new of  British Columbia, the*cf'ire  accountable to all the eili/e is ot  British Columbia.  I listened to Mr. W. K. Bennett's speech January, 2(>th. le  said lhal government should col  down government spending.  January 21st I intended a  meeting in Madeira Park re the  proposal ol two s'H> kilovoll  transmission lines from Cheekve  to a substation on Vancouver  Island: the cosl to be between  351 million dollars and 501) million  dollars According lo a li. C.  Hydro representative. Mr. Ellis,  this power is nol ueeessarv on  Vancouver Island at this time.  Environmentally ihese lines  will cause irreparable damage  along their route. However,  the main concern of ihis letter is  finances.  I ask you simply. "Win is  the government of British Columbia allowing Mr Bonner and  B. C. Hydro the privilege of  spending our lax dollars when  Mr. Bennett is advocating re*  strain!?"  Vour reply is awaited and  will be appreciated.  Barbara Brodeur  K.R.��I. Madeira Park  Highlanders  Editor:  The Sealorlh Highlanders ol  Canada with headquarters in  Vancouver will be celebrating lis  200th birthday May 12. 13. and  14 in ihe coasl city.  E.vSeaforlhs throughout  the province are cordially invited  to allend the activities al the  Sealorlh Armoury at l(>20 But-  raid, fhere will be a special  church parade on Sutidav. May  14.  Thc Vancouver regiment was  among the first Commonwealth  troops to land in England and  left B.( . in December. KW,  It saw action in Sicily. Italy.  Ininee. Holland and Germany.  ��� Dan Murrav'  Ed i lor:  In reading your January 24th  issue I was pleased with your  coverage of B. C. Hydro meeting  and John Hind-Smith's letter  concerning the matter.  In another letter concerning  the Sun Life pullout from Quebec.  Harry Olaussen's mention ol Mr.  Sinclair. Trudeau's father-in-law.  who is a director of Sun Life,  Very interesting when one learns  a fact about Sun Life.  The two major underwriters  of insurance In South Africa  are Sun Life Insurance and  Manufacturers ol Life Insurance,  the former totalling $30 million.  Wiih ihe prevalence of high  interest rates in South Africa,  ihe insurance companies have  taken advantage of investing debentures, linking them closer tu  pi��� it'll off the labor market.  i anada's token embargo on  South Africa mighl be better  served if companies like Sun  life vere shipped oil In South  Africa. Pohev holders might  then more fully realize the real  polieies ol sueh conglomerates,  While on the subject of repression, would be greally relieved it vou would do jusl sueh  when reviewing your cartoon  submissions! 1 refer to January  17th issue regarding the B. C.  Tel worker. Sick! Siek! Sick!  The Peninsula limes January  25th cartoon reveals a much  pleasantcr approach to humorous  comment.  Peru Dawe  Box 2d.  Garden Bav. B.C.  Women of all ages are invited Sen-ice,  this  workshop  will     >  to spend  Friday  night  and   all plore and celebrate female con  day   Saturday   relaxing  and   re- sciousness,     using     movement  plentishing   their   energy    with sound.     meditation,     fantasy  other   women   al   a   workshop sharing, and massage,  planned especially for them.   Co-        leading Ihe workshop will  h  sponsored by the Centre for Con- Annie   Robbins.   who   with   Ik ���  tinning Education and thc Fitness husband,    John,    founded    th-   ���  Rising    Spirit   (enire   on    Sail  Saskatchewan.   It anyone should Spring Island    \nnic has studied  haw   material   which   might   be intensively   with    \nna   Halprn  valuable for  the  history,  I  ask and the San  hranciseu  Daiuei  that Ihe informed. Workshop, ami  is working  Ihis vear is ihe 25th annivei- lhc   conscious   movement   as  sar\    o|    St.    I uke\    Anglican way   nt   lo  sell-discovery.   sen  Church and lormer parishioners expression and heahnu  ol St.  lake's are specially  wel lhc workshop will be  In.I.  corned back lo Regina during this 11 bruary   17th  Mom   ' 00  p i  anniversary vear.    I lure will be lo   10:00   p in .   and   Sat in da  a  number  ol  special  events  in February   I Mill  Irom   I'FUO an  mark the anniversary.     II   vou to 10:00 p.m   in iln   km.hi  would  liki   furlhei   information, ten rtM*ni ol U ���������v- *    ������   h  kindlv write to 25th Anniversarv nieWarv    St il        lh<  Committee. St   hikes Anglican -jJiuhi   and    u     , mi  C hiirch. Montague St. and Argylc ,isl     i     .���m.i   Rd.. Regina. S4S2B5. at   i-uah       IV  John H. Archer . ss. wial   md  tu ���   a   i  President Emeritus, an    aski d    ill   'In    I mi  University of Regina Serviveai Vv:  loll  Varied  SUNSHINE COAST TV  SALES & SERVICE  ���jgy >��-���    in the *) of downtown Sechelt  Dealer for VlCffaTf ��W���M I  ( ^J> Mfirk ol Quality  APPLIANCES  and    TELEVISIONS  Ask about our "package" deals  885-9816  Editor:  Would you be so courteous as  to carry the following information  in our paper for the information  of former residents of Saskatchewan and parishioners of St.  1 uke's Anglican Church. Regina.  I have been commissioned to  write a History of Saskatchewan  for our provinces 75th annivei-  arv. I'JKO. I would welcome  word from former Saskatchewan  people on reminiscences, diaries,  local histories, records thai might  add further lo our knowledge of  the province. I an particularly  interested in pioneer reminiscences and printed material on  cities,   towns   aiid   villages   in'  GIBSONS  TAX SERVICE  INCOME TAX RETURNS PREPARED  (Business Strictly Confidential)  Office located at: 1767 Martin Rd.,  Gibsons  886-7272 A.Jack 886-7272  FOR YOUR   PAVING  NEEDS  Call us for a quotation  e Gravel supply ��� Grading ��� Drainage ��� Curbs  ROADS - PARKING AREAS - INDUSTRIAL SITES - TENNIS COURTS - DRIVEWAYS  885-5533  Office and Plant  Porpoise Bay Road, Sechelt  QUALITY SERVICE SINCE 1956  B. A. Blacktop is pleased to announce the opening  of our new paving operation i Sechelt to serve the  Sunshine Coast.  We have purchased the Sechelt division of Coast  Paving L td of Powell River, B. C.  We look 'orward to meeting previous customers  and making Ihe acquaintance of those who have not  before deal* with B A Blacktop.  Members:  i(&i AMALGAMATED CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION  ^^ B.C. ROAD BUILDERS ASSOCIATION  HEAD OFFICE: 985  Fool of Pemberton A  North Vancouver, B  0611  venue.  C. V7P2P8  *Octop ltd! 1  Coast News, February 14,1978  ��� ��� ���  I hi usual pri/c of 55.00 is offered lor the correct location of i  in iIn- ( n.isi News, Bos -IdO. Gibsons.  Last week's winner w  Freethinkers Pulpit  he above.   Send your entries  as Dorothy Silvcy of Egmont  iieitK identified and located the rock thai stands in thc grounds of lhc School.  sense of whai is spiritually required bolh here and up there has  met the charge of ������selling of  cheap grace". On the other  hand, those of the clergy who  have said ihis are perhaps far  mote guilty of preaching and  advocating the ���'pure and undented" order of those who  follow Hilly Graham's idea of  heavenly grace, in which he lays  down as absolute truth thai  "only those who believe in thc  Lord Jesus Christ will gel to  heaven". Docs he really believe  Ihat? Or because il is written in  scriptures he must appear to  believe il? By taking a broader  view of Christ's leaching it will  he seen thai many more will  land on the other side than  lust Billy's exlusive club of  Christians.  1 have long argued that there  arc no absolutes, though church  doctrine has long taught them,  thai stand in the way of anyone reaching out lo God they  feel, or sense, or hope, can help  them, lhal the Bible says ii is  so. does not make it absolutely  so. tor there are other factors  thai work in ihis life of ours  thai should be taken into consideration. Stmie of ihese factors are in essence those I have  written ahout these lasl few  weeks, meaning evidence of communication, and reported knowledge of a life after this life by  so many witnesses.  Mind you. I have lo be fair.  There arc plenty of sensible,  and oulreaching ministers of  religion who welcome any reported evidence of definite experiences ���"in the twilight /one"  b\ people who came back from  clinical death conditions; and of  others who have been privileged  to see. sometimes io meel. someone from the land of no return.  When I write of the church I  i can ihe church politic, the world  church with ils antedated rules,  doctrines, ami dogmas.  lei us go back to Ihe overall  picture of what can be expected  w hen we go from here to THtiKE.  A mono the hundreds of stories  ol experiences such as I have  described in the briefest manner  possible, one thing stands out.  I hese are a mixed bag of people  who relate lhc stories. They are  nol jusl Christians, in the church  sense. Some are. but so many  are just run-of-the-mill ordinary  you's and Is. Some are met  with a greal beam of light and a  \oiee. Others, possibly because  they are Christian oriented  "reeognl/c" 'In- while light as  ( lirist. Most are told to "go  hark" thai there was unfinished,  .mil. good work io be done. And  it seems each one set about  being a belter person, such as  being more giving m others,  loved ones and most everybody.  Maybe we all need lhal experience.  by Andy Randal  ' I., continue where I lefl  oft  lasl     wei-k    on    ihe    subject     of  phenomenal happenings dial  point '" a tin stronger hope in  ,i lili after this otic. I admire  thnst td the clergy who have  joined scientists and scholars  in the in a field ol research related li sin h findings I itemized  then lor ,01:, li you haven't  read the ' Pulpit" lately, then  pieasi do nol challenge my statements 'his week for VOU would  only prove thai your light little  mind is nol flexible enough lor  voi r pious rebuttal of same.  Kirs I off, vou veill have denied lhal I am "hi up" with the  idea of our survival alter death.  And. you are right. Only a clod  would dismiss the idea as something created uul of an opium-  smoker's dream. I am no clod,  and 1 lake no drill's. So the  stage is set for my conclusions  regarding the material that has  been uppermost in my mind this  pasl few weeks.  I am among those who. though  with an open mind, ilo believe in  a life after death, and replace a  formal religion with an informal  one. replace a dogma I find outmoded, and not borne out by  the facts as 1 and others know  them, wiih a flexible, seemingly  sensible system to which I can  relate with enthusiasm.  One of the high-lights I saw  in the evidences given by those  who had gone over ihe fringe ot  that "other side" while clinically  dead, was the constant mention  of a beautiful dimension with ils  lives, light, Mowers, ami happy  people; even relatives and  friends. Never a mention of a  hell such as we've been led to  understand, and far too often  and loo long been schooled lo  fear above all things,    Though,  ii may be that some son of hell  exists for those who made life  loo miserable for children, and  adult1 here on earth.  I his is nol from the top of my  head, but from descriptions  given in the testimonies told by  those who had been temporary  "Blithe Spirits" in lhal other  dimension we sometimes refer  lo thai "home in the sky". They  say there are those who are not  exactly read; to leave first base,  and until thev can sort themselves  out may just stay there a long  lime, while others go forward in  progressive stages. Interesting  too, that there is a schooling to  go through for those who may  have mil cottoned on to the  si heme of things, bolh down  here, and are still a wee bit  balky about accepting new concepts when ihcy land their spirit  body up in thai "New Jerusalem"  I hen is little doubt if we can  depend on thai greal cloud of  witnesses from the spiritualistic  medium claims, and those ol the  lucky ones who have just made it  back from yon place, that there  arc going to be "some very  strange faces in heaven". People  from every colour, creed and disposition may say "hello" to you  when vou make thai giant step  across the Greal Divide. V.I.P.'s  m the church hierachy might  Hud to their dismay that indeed,  "The Firsl shall be last, and  ihe Last First." In other words,  alt who have slaked their claims  to their homesteads in the sky-  might find Peter, or some other  member of the board of directors  up there have given those homestead rights to others not listed  down here as being among "the  saved"  This idea ol  a  more  tolerant  and   o|  broader  Harmony Hall  >,. II..I,.., U..l��� t' 1. , l',.l���., ,  In Helen Rab)  Oni regular meeting was Iil'KI  nti t il'rii.ui 'nil in Harmony Hall,  iiml \m had a ljoih] attendance.  Wi vi lininul four new mem-  hi rs hui one ol our staunches!  iiicmhiTs was missing. Ilu late  Mini Warwick will be mi.IK  missed, we all led thc poorer for  her passing.  \ Valentine dinner under thc  .iiisput's nl lhc Ladies Auxiliary  In lhc (.in,nil,ni Legion will be  Ilu big evem hit ilns month,  ami one ��( .ill eagerly look  Inrward in  *i trip in Kinn is bring planned  i"i \pril sih All interested persons should please contact VI  I .ml- lor further details, Iln  li I. pi  number is HHh 'l.'s  (ommillct reports were en-  Ihusiasiicalh received \ monthly I mi Nighl has been added lo  uiii activities: the firsl one will  be.hi February I "th ,n H:OI)p.ni  admission MK.   Our Spring  lea  Us. i lor Saturday, April 2'llh.  Next meeting will be on March  lull when the guest speaker will  be Mrs Louise Hume, representing Iln- Departmcnl of Human  Resources, Senior Division, so  ( nine One. i ome All In Hal mom  Hall, We have I'ing Pong,  maybe u Singalong. Games as  ��eil as tabs lo tell. Films ol  lai-oll places, (aids from Two's  :,, Ace's, Music from a player  makes life gayer. A billiard  table for those able. Hooks to  iliumb through old and new,  ( .op. i b.mling. live pins rolling,  s. mi. Mingo too we have for vou,  I riendship. a ( up ol lea, llbrgcl  lhal IA.), transportation we  liav, not col. Mm have lots ol  spaces in our lol. Drive over  lol a .lattnl. And lake what  . v. i pleasun vou want.  Pender Ratepayers  by   Pender   Harbour   &   District  Ratepayers' Association Publicity  Committee.  One   More   Word   About   that  Water System.  This week we will begin by  taking exception to something  thai appeared in this paper last  week, on ihe from page and in  the editorial.  Discussing the Regional  Hoard's controversial waterworks  projeel at the head of Pender  Harbour, which had just officially  been cancelled, ii was reported.  "Some light was shed on the controversy concerning the provision  of water tor the Wise subdivision  and the Pender Harbour Secondary School. It appears that in  one important aspect the Regional Hoard was correct in thai  they had been informed the sub  division in question was outside  the South Pender Harbour Waterworks District." The article  then quoted from a letter written  bv S.P.W.D. secretary Doug Orr  saying thai the Wise subdivision  was nol in the district. The  letter had been handed out to  the press by Regional Distriel  Works Superintendent Gordon  Dixon, presumably to show it  wasn't his fault the Regional  Distriel was caught trespassing  in South Pender territory. Whai  Dixon failed to explain was  (a) the letter was not sent to  him but to Mr. Wise, (b) Dixon  hadn't seen it until two days  before he gave it to the press,  well after the controversy had  blown up. and (c) Dixon had  already admitted to an APC  meeting in Area 'A' January 25  that he had never exchanged  any letters with the South Pender District "and probably should  have."  The letter was a mistake on  Orr's part but it was not a mistake which had any bearing on  the Regional District's decision  to become involved with Wise,  a decision made long before thc  District was aware of the letter.  The Coast News probably can't  be blamed for being misled by  the letter, since it was apparently  Dixon's intent to do so. bul the  move has caused undeserved embarrassment to Mr. Orr and deserves clearing up.  The Coast News editorial in  the same issue, making light  of "the dreadful conspiracy to  infiltrate Pender Harbour with  water" and suggesting the residents of that bushy area may be  a trifle paranoid, probably needs  no further comment.   Given the  $ECHELT TAX $ERVICE  OPENING FEBRUARY I5TH  ON COWRIE ST., SECHELT  Look for our sign next to  H.B. Gordon Agencies  Open Daily  Tuesday - Saturday  9:30-5:30 p.m.  ��� Canadian and U.S. individual income tax preparation our speciality ���  facts above, can it be said that  there ts no foundation to suspicions in the area that the Regional  District was being a little less  than straightforward with it on  the water issue?  MP's Pensions Scandalous  Where there's a point to be  made, there's not a betier man  to make il than Vancouver  Alderman Harry Rankin. And  the slightly scandalous scam our  federal members of parliament  have worked ihetnselves in Ihe  form of a pension plan is something that hasn't been made a  point of nearly enough. Take it  away, Harry.  "Anv MP who quits or is defeated after being a member for  six years immediately gets a life  pension starling at S4.*T(>1) a vear.  After ten years as an MP ihe  sliirtingaiiiHi.il pension is ST,NIK),  and if he has been a cabinet  minister, then after 14 years as  an MP he will begin with $15,000  to $16,000 a year. Hut that's  nol all.  "Ihe Members of Parliament  Retiring Allowances Act also  provides that when the retired  member (whether he retires  voluntarily or is retired by the  electorate) reaches the age of  60, a COLA (cost-of-living)  clause goes into effect. And it's  a real nice COl.A clause loo. li  doesn't only provide thai his pension will go up in accordance  with the cost-of-living increase  after he reaches age hO; it provides that his pension will be  boosted to make up for all the  increases in the cost of living from  the lime he retired until he  reached age 60.  "If. for example, he relired  at age 4b after 14 years as an  MP and cabinet minister, and if  the inflation rate should average  seven percent a year, his pension  at age 60 would be $40,600 a  year and at 71) would be $79,890.  "If the rate of inflation would  average 10 percent and that is  also a distinct possibility, his  pension at age 60 would be over  $62,000,  "That's STILL not all!  "His medicare payments will  also be taken care of for life.  The plan is contributed to jointly  by the member and the federal  budget. But of course il doesn't  pay for itself. The deficits for  these huge pensions come out of  the federal treasury.  "Compare that io what our  senior citizens get.  "On reaching age 65 ��� not 60 -  they gel lal present rales) $15.1.43  DRUMMOND INSURANCE  HEADQUARTERS FOR  & TRAVEL INSURANCE  Dental Block, Gibsons        886-7751  Open Monday ��� Saturday  ���"���   ���**���    je- ~^^~  OUR NEW  SPRING LINE  HAS ARRIVED  DROP IN AND SEE  OUR ELEGANT  LADIES CLOTHING  Helen's  Fashion Shoppe  Gibsons  886-9941  Sechelt  885-9222  7  or $1,841.16 a year. They have  no built in COLA clause - they  are dependent on the "generosity" of the federal cabinet for  any increases to meet the cost of  living. The last increase was  IOC a day!  "The Canada Pension Plan  pays a maximum pension of  $194.44 a month (at current  rates) or $2,.1.13.28 a year. Many  do not get the maximum and  many (housewives, for example)  do not gel any Canada Pension  Plan at all.  "Some unions have been able  to win - after years of slruggle -  a pension plan of a few hundred  dollars a month for members who  retire at age 65. Hut only a third  of Canadian workers belong to  unions and main have nol yet  won pension plans  "I can see no justification  whatever for anv MP receiving  a pension for life after "working''  for only six viars. Thev deserve  no special privileges at ihe taxpayers' expense. They should  gel pensions al age 65 Ihe same  as anybody else who pays into a  pension plan and the plan should  be self-funding. If they quit or  are retired bv the voters before  they reach age 65. thev should  have to wail until they are 65  before they can get their pension,  DON'T MISS THE  MICRO-WAVE  DEMONSTRATION  SAT. FEB. 25th  AT J &C ELECTRONICS  COWRIE ST.. SECHELT  885-2568  the same as anybody else.  "For MP's to vole themselves  sueh huge pensions while keeping  ihe average citizen down to only  a fraction ol whai thev gel is  two-faced to say the least. The  average person who works for  a living, works a lot harder and  under much more difficult and  dangerous conditions than any  MP. The most dangerous "Industrial" accident that most MP's  could sustain  would  be  faHing  oft a bar stool.  "Ihese MP's who voted themselves such a munificent pension  for life are the same ones who  are screaming about people  cheating on unemployment insurance and welfare It the term  "welfare bum" applies to anybody, it certainly applies to  these MP's."  (Mr. Rankin is a co-founder  of the Pender Harbour and Dis-  (ric Ratepayers' Association)  NOW  IS THE  TIME...  to SERVICE your lawn   mowers  and  other   garden POWER EQUIPMENT.  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