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 )\  !  legislative library  pa^.*��nieiits-l5uildings  victdViaf. b.c.   (   80.1  The Sunshine  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15$ per copy on news stands  Second Class Mail Registration No. 4702  Serving Ihe Simsjiine Coast si nee 1945  Delivered to eviry'address on the Coast.  January 15, 1980  Volume 34, Number 2  Cheekye-Dunsmuir questioned within Hydro  First 1980 baby  He may not have been born on the stroke of midnight, but this youngster was just as  welcome as if he had been. The first baby of the New Year was born in St. Mary's  Hospital on January 10 at 5:24 a.m. He is the third son of Lynn and John Macdonald of  Gibsons. He tipped the scales at 3550 grams, (7 lb. 13 oz.).  Teenage centre sought  or Gibsons  /  by George Cooper  Teenage entertainment in Gibsons will have a drop-in centre  and roller skating if grants from various sources can be obtained,  Benny LePage told Council when he appeared as a one-man  delegation at the January 8 meeting. "The School Board is going  to consider the use of a school gym for roller skating and our  committee hopes to get this going soon," said LePage. He told  Council a committee of one adult and six teenagers has been  formed to organize this and other programs as well as look for  $25,000 to renovate the recently vacated Co-op store for the  teenage centre. "Grants are available in Ottawa and Victoria,"  said LePage, "and we intend to apply for them. I need the council's  assistance to give me some facts in writing to support these  applications. 1 need some facts on vandalism, how much and what  it costs, and I need to know why Shoal Lookout and the entrance  to Pebble Beach have been closed off."  "We can tell you about the closures since the Village did that  following petitions by taxpayers who were vexed by the noise of  late night parties in those areas," said Mayor Goddard, "but when  you ask us about the rate of vandalism in Gibsons, we have no  figures to give you on that question." LePage did not ask about  public washrooms now closed for more than two years after severe  and continued damage by the public. LePage said that the teenage  program that he had in mind would require a budget of $69,600 a  year to operate. Grants for the programs he suggested can  possibly be obtained from the B.C. Lottery Fund, Health and  Welfare Canada and the Ford Motor Company, Canada.  Roller skating on the Sun-   gram of skating in a school gym  shine Coast is not by any means  a new activity. For the five  years before fire destroyed the  Elphinstone Secondary gym  and much of the rest of the  school about seven years ago, a  group of public-spirited citizens devoted their evenings  twice a week as well as  Saturday mornings to a program of roller skating for the  public. Then once a month they  packed up their skates and their  sound equipment for a pro-  in Pender Harbour. "We must  have trained and encouraged  hundreds of skaters in those  five years," said a spokesman  for that group, "and some of  them could be the ones to start  the program again. The program became so popular that  we had to turn people away at  the door because the gym  couldn't hold one more skater."  The group that looked after  that program for the five years  included   Ray  Chamberlin,  Jack Warn, Elaine McLean,  Bud Laird, and Red Addison.  "We were pretty consistent  through the years," said the  spokesman, "and there were  always enough of us on hand to  run the door, supervise the  skating floor, and operate the  sound system." The spokesman  pointed out that for a successful program, it is essential to  have clearly understood rules  of conduct that ensure respect  for others and for the building,  a good sound system and the  music skaters like, and a group  to manage the program that  has the confidence of the  skating public and of the  School Board whose premises  we use.  "At the time of the fire we  owned $10,000 worth of skates  and sound equipment," said the  spokesman, "and when we did  not carry on, we divided our  insurance money, about  $7,000, into contributions to  the Winter Club in Gibsons,  and the Equestrian Club in  Roberts Creek." Some will also  remember an outdoor roller  rink, built by Harry Stutch-  berry behind what is how  Saan's store which was in  operation for two or three  summers about 20 years ago.  At its January 10 meeting,  the School Board held a preliminary discussion of LePage's  request for the use of a school  gym for roller skating. Al-  Plcasc turn to page Ave.  The long-standing controversy over the justification of the  Cheekye-Dunsmuir power line to Vancouver Island will surface  again this week when local M.L.A. Don Lockstead and Pender  Harbour Regional Board representative Joe Harrison appear on  the television show Pacific Report on Thursday night at 10:00 p.m.  to discuss the power line. ,  This latest flurry of publicity is oi ioned by an inter-office  memorandum which has Come ir. 'arrison's possession  showing that there is substantial disagi t within B.C. Hydro  about the construction of the power lit ... those opposed to it  essentially echoing arguments against the line which have been  made on the Sunshine Coast for the past two years.  Director Harrison, as a result of the evidence of the division  within the power corporation is calling for ��� a six month  moratorium to allow time for the recommendations made in the  report by economist Marvin Shaffer to be followed. Harrison also  called for Crown Corporations Committee to take the matter up  with officials of B.C. Hydro at an upcoming meeting and for a  possible Royal Commission Inquiry into the cost of the power  line.  Work experience  reaction mixed  A work experience program promoted by Elphinstone  Secondary School under the sponsorship of Commerce Teacher  Harry Turner is meeting with some mixed reaction on the  Sunshine Coast, judging by a report presented to the Board of  School Trustees by Turner on Thursday, January 10.  According to Turner, one of the disappointing areas in the  reception of the program was the pulp mill at Port Mellon.  "Canfor is opposed in principle to the program and is afraid of  damage to their reputation in the event of injury," said Turner.  Trustee Bruce Puchalski observed that this was most  regrettable since the Canadian Forest Products operation  provided the widest range of technological experience available  on the Sunshine Coast and trustee Hodgins from Bowen Island  said that it seemed to him that Canfor was not being a particularly  good corporate citizen.  Turner agreed but said, "They just don't want our students.  They feel that they have given them every opportunity in the past."  Board Chairman Don Douglas inquired about the  meaningfulness of the program. "Are the students going to learn  something or are they just going to dust shelves?" asked Douglas.  The board chairman said that he had seen similar programs in the  past and that they were essentially meaningless unless there was  some"sWbT^rd^retssK>rr^f wb.k''expeff<aic��;*'   Principal Barry Boulton of Elphinstone interjected that the  intention was to start small with the program. "From where I sit,"  said Boulton, "there has been a lot of work put into it."  The crucial memorandum in  Harrison's possession is from  W. A. Burton, Head of Building  Programs Section and is addressed to E.S. Collins, Head of  Propei' ' Lands Section, with  copies to Vice-Presidents C.W.  Nash and J.P. Sheehan. It reads  as follows:  Memo To: E.S. Collins, Head  of Property Funds Section  From: W.A. Burton, Head of  Building Programs Section  Subject: Cheekye-Dunsmuir  The attached article from  todays B.C. Business Week  provides an interesting footnote to my previous memo on  this subject.  The article describes, almost  in precise detail, the kind of  industrial development that  should not be encouraged on  Vancouver Island. That is to  say, it is:  - an energy intensive (newsprint) mill requiring a great  deal of energy for both fibre  reduction and sheet drying.  - based on the highest energy  form of fibre reduction (i.e.  refiner groundwood).  - using wood chips that are  not indigenous to the Island  but will "all be purchased on  the Coast or from the B.C.  Interior".  - using hog-fuel, for steam  and power generation, that  must be presumed to already  exist on the Island and,  therefore, could be used to  reduce current levels of  electricity and/or fuel oil  purchases in any event.  The net effect of the CZ  expansion on the Island seems  to be 125 jobs and 38 MW of  purchased electricity���hardly  enough to begin justifying a  billion dollar transmission  crossing.  It seems to me that some  hard questions need to be asked  as to why this and similar  proposals for newsprint and/or  refiner groundwood mills on  the Island should not be  reconsidered for the mainland,  where the power and wood  chips already exist.  There may be some extra  costs to industry in ancillary  facilities such as docks, warehouses, etc. but at least the  Province would not be required  to provide hidden subsidies in  the form of transmission  crossings and government  owned shipping facilities.  It is noted that the magic  figure of $315 million is still  being quoted as the cost of  Cheekye-Dunsmuir. It is curious that we choose not to rush  into print to correct this  particular bit of public misinformation."  Vice-President Nash in a follow  up memorandum to Sheehan,  Vice-President of Administration and Finance appears to  agree with Burton that the  power line will cost much more  than has yet been publicly  acknowledged. The pertinent  paragraph reads: "The fact that  the cost of the project will be  double or more than the $315  million originally quoted is well  known but I share the concern  that the public does not  necessarily understand the  facts of inflation or the basis on  which various figures are  compiled."  Elphie minibus delayed  Hopes of Elphinstone Secondary School administration  that the school could purchase  a 1979 Minibus for use of  travelling school teams and  clubs received a slight setback  on Thursday, January 10, when  trustee Brian Hodgins despite  expressing basic approval of  the purchase refused to give the  project the unanimous support  it required to be placed on the  budget for this year.  "I'll probably wind up supporting this," said Hodgins,  "but as a matter of principle I  cannot support it tonight.  There is no time for a balanced  decision."  Vice-Principal Dave Richardson pointed out that there  was only one suitable 1979  vehicle available in Western  Canada at the present time and  if delay was experienced the  vehicle might cost as much as  $4,000 or $5,000 more.  Secretary-Treasurer Roy  Mills said that the administration of the school had brought  the matter to the Management  Committee's attention in Sep  tember and felt that perhaps  the Management Committee  had been remiss in not bringing  it before the trustees heretofore.  Despite his sympathy trustee  Hodgins felt that the approval  of a loan for the vehicle could  not be included on the School  Board budget without further  reflection. He suggested that  the matter might be passed at a  ' special meeting on Wednesday,  January 16, since Ihe School  Board would be in committee  at that time.  Kiwanis care facility gets underway  by George Cooper  Thursday afternoon in Gibsons' Council chambers, the  36-bed intermediate care building got officially underway  when contractor James Row-  ledge and Kiwanis Village  Society president Danny  Wheeler signed, the contract  that should see the building  ready for occupancy this  coming autumn. Construction  starting date is January 15  although Ken Fiedler started  on the day of signing with some  clearing of the site. The  contract calls for completion of  construction in 200 days.  Members of the Kiwanis  have been busy removing and  storing shrubs and trees for replanting elsewhere on the site.  Ken Fiedler has moved the  clubhouse off the site and it is  expected the contractor will use  it for his offices and storage  during the six months of  construction. Traffic on Kiwanis Way off North Road will  increase markedly during the  coming construction period.  The new building has been  designed by architects Jones  and Haave to fit into the same  low   profile   as   the   present  apartment dwelling, and, although the two are separately  administered units, the visitor  driving in on Kiwanis Way will  see a pleasing similarity ofline  in the two buildings. The new  building abuts the present one  at one point giving access from  one to the other but leaving  enough open space adjacent to  each building so that no  resident needs feel crowded.  The new one-storey building  has a low gable, asphalt  shingled roof, and wall covering of channel cedar siding and  stucco.  The general floor plan pro  vides at one end of the building,  a lobby with vaulted ceiling and  skylight, a lounge with fireplace fired by propane, daycare, hobbies and crafts, kitchen and dining room, nurses'  office and a dispensary, and  other service and storage. The  rooms for the residents will  look out on either the perimeter  landscaping or on an inner  courtyard which is also landscaped. A paved walkway with  handrail and benches at frequent intervals follows the  building perimeter on three  sides. Access to the walkway is  not far from any one resident's  James Rowledge, contractor, and Kiwanis Village President Dan Wheeler sign the agreement which will see the  construction of a 36-bed intermediate care facility in Gibsons. Looking on are Mayor Lorraine Goddard of Gibsons  with Ozzie Hincks and Maurice Girard, rt spectively the Secretary and President of the Kiwanis Club.  room through covered porches.  Each resident's room allows,  at a snug fit, for an easy chair  along with the bed and built-in  dresser storage. T.V. and radio  can be readily accommodated  and each room has the convenience of a private toilet and  hand basin. Shower and bath  facilities arc situated centrally  in the resident's room area.  Additional parking will be  provided for staff and visitors  to either unit. The intermediate  care facility calls for a staff of  20 persons, some part-time. A  supervisor or manager who  might possibly be a nurse will  administer a staff of three  registered nurses and four  nurses aides, a housekeeper  and assistants, a cook and assistants, a laundry worker,  domestic staff and office  secretary. The orderly and  occupational therapy positions  are part-time. The cost of the  facility equipped and ready for  the arrival of the first residents  is just under $1,200,000.  Admission to the intermediate care unit comes under the  long term care program of the  Ministry of Health. The administrator of this program on  the Sunshine Coast is Susan  Frizzcll. Mrs. Krizzell says that  generally the residents in  intermediate care are about  95% senior citizens although  the facility is not restricted to  that age group.  The Kiwanis Village Society  as sponsor is required to raise  $10,000 towards the whole  project and has already begun  to set up projects to raise this  amount. The Kiwanis Village is  very appreciative of the da-  nations received through the  Christmas Card Fund, and is  grateful to the Howe Sound  Pulp Employees Charity Fund  for a donation of $500 and to  the Gibsons United Church  Women's Group for a donation of a similar amount.  Please turn to page Ave.  s, ..,.,. .....  [For 35 years the most widely read Sunshine Coast newspaper! mm  2.  Coast News, January 15, 1980  iillf  IT  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons. B.C. every Tuesday,  by Glassford Press Ltd. Phone 886-2622  Box 460, Gibsons. VON 1V0 or 886-7817  Editor���  . John Burnside  Office Manager���  M. M. Joe  Production Manager���  Sharon L. Berg  Reporter/Photographer���  Ian Corrance  Advertising���  Allan Crane  Fran Berger  Copysetting���  Gerry Walker  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast  Canada S20 per year. SI2 for six months  United States and Foreign. $24 per year  Cracks In the monolith  I Ii.h cracks should be appearing in the  monolithic face of B.C. Hydro is one of the  more reassuring things happening in the  province of British Columbia. The  memorandum which came into the  possession nl Regional Director Joe  11.11 "son recently is proof positive that the  questions raised locally over the past two  years about the justification of the  Cheekye-Dunsmuir power line have more  substance to them than B.C. Hydro has  heretofore acknowledged.  Phc justifiability of taking power to the  Island lor energy intensive newsprint  production on the Island is succinctly  called into question at a high level of  Hydro's own management team and we  learn for the first time that the power line,  as was suspected, may cost three times as  much as the figures released by Hydro.  Congratulations are most certainly in  order for Joe Harrison and the dedicated  group of people who have worked with  him to raise the consciousness of the  people of the Sunshine Coast and, indeed,  the province about the hugely expensive  projects being undertaken by B.C. Hydro  m the absence of a viable provincial energy  policy.  That  >uch evidence of misgivings on  Hydro's own staff should appear is  particularly gratifying for residents of the  Sunshine Coast. In an expensive advertising campaign on Vancouver Island the  people of this area have been cast as the  villains who would deny their fellow  citizens on the Island power enough for hot  showers and hot meals. Residents of the  Sunshine Coast have been described as  'cave-dwellers' by that noted apologist for  B.C. Hydro, the publisher of the Vancouver  Province.  If Joe Harrison's call for a moratorium  on the power line pending further  investigation is heeded it will be a victory  for the common man against the all-  powerful corporation and for the people of  British Columbia who have long resented  the high-handed power corporation and its  every growing debt. If Harrison's call is not  heeded it will be because the present  provincial government cannot or will not  bring to heel the crown corporation which  has had its way with this province and its  people for far too long and that will be a  major addition to the growing list of  reasons for removing this visionless and  apparently unprincipled government from  power at the first opportunity.  A moat Impressive man  It is worthy of comment that the single  most impressive figure to emerge on the  Canadian political scene recently is not  seeking office in the current federal  election. The most compelling political  figures in Canada have long been Pierre  I rudcau and Rene Lcvesque, and now the  province of Quebec gives us that craggy-  faced moralist Claude Ryan to round out  our impressions of the Quebec character  and lo contribute to the growing debate  about the future shape of this country.  Il is significant that English Canada  really has no politicians of the stature of  Ryan, Lcvesque and Trudeau, tarnished  though the latter may presently be. Could  it be that absorption into the American  scheme of things is not as painless a process  for French Canadians as it appears to be  for Anglo-Canadians and that therefore  some of the finest minds from that  province are debating the issues of national  sun ival? Perhaps under the comforter of a  common language it is easier for the rest of  Canada to drift aimlessly entirely into  satellite status.  Be that as it may, Ryan is a welcome  apparition on the political scene. He is in  an extremely strong position in that, as he  astutely points out, he leads the party  which is unanimously charged with  representing the federalist option in" the"  province of Quebec. Further, his call for  clarification of the tangled power structures of this country may be coming''at a  time when even those western governments  not heretofore noted for sympathy with  French Canada are chafing under the  present federal set-up.  It would seem likely that whoever winds  up in power when this present election has  run its course will have to consider  carefully the suggestions made by the  formidable Mr. Ryan. His unquestioned  integrity and intelligence mayjust be what  this country needs to wrench it into a  reshaped future.  ���%���  .from the files of the COAST NEWS  *      \^'e^J^nic|iivber\f^heiV  |  ft  FIVE YEARS AGO  David W. Fyles writes to the Coast  News on behalf of the Hopkins  Landing Waterworks District taking  exception to a description of the  Hopkins Waterworks as hopelessly  inadequate in last week's story about  the expansion of Gibsons Village  boundaries. "The Hopkins water  system is probably in better condition  both presently and potentially than the  Gibsons system." says Fyles  Peter L Preccsky of Madeira Park is  named school board chairman, replacing Mrs Agnes Labonte.  Coast News editorializes about the  difficulty ol writing light-hearted  editorials " with economics practically  strangling everything else in one's  mind"  Last week's snowtall and treacherous   driving   conditions   have   been  blamed for at least two accidents.  TEN YEARS AGO  A letter to the editor complains about  the condition of Pioneer Park in  Gibsons, "which should be the focal  point of our community".  This will be the first full year that  licenses for the automobiles of the  general public can be purchased in  Gibsons. Previously licenses had to be  purchased in either Sechelt or Vancouver.  Jack and Jill Nursery School will  hold a Parent Information Night to  introduce the nursery school concept  to the local community.  FIFTEEN YEARS AGO  The beautiful hand-hewn home of  the Harry Almondsjon Upper Elphinstone Road went up in smoke at 10:00  p.m. last Wednesday night. A benefit  dance will be held in the Roberts Creek  Community Hall on January 16 for the  young couple who have three children.  Heavy snow caused the collapse of  two roofs on the two water reservoirs in  Gibsons.  TWENTY YEARS AGO  Sechelt Volunteer Fire Department  reports that there were fifteen fires in  the village in 1959.  William Allen, aged 80, who planted  the chestnut trees around the Sechelt  Cenotaph when he retired some years  ago, died on January 8. He lived on  School Road west of Sechelt.  The new firehall on North Road in  Gibsons is rapidly nearing completion.  TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO  A representative cross-section of the  population ol Pender Harbour, about  100, met on Sunday afternoon in  Madeira Park Community Hall to  become the 'incorporators' of the new  St. Mary's Hospital Society.  Chief Charlie Craigan was returned  to office in tha recent election held by  the Sechelt Indian Band.  THIRTY YEARS AGO  Sechelt residents, relying on Union  Estates for water, are up in arms  against the proposed increase in  prices.  Wilson Creek Road bridge is closed  to vehicular traffic.  Gibsons Men's Shop advertises a  two-pant suit for $25.00.  Newly-appointed Fire Chief Clifford  Leach outlined plans for the new fire-  fighting unit in Gibsons. Discussions  are taking place and a new firehall will  be a reality in the near future.  Porpoise Bay, 1953. The Sechelt fishing fleet is moored during a slack  season. Paul Johnson says that the boats are mainly gillnetters  operated by men from the native Indian Band. Although the scene harks  back to only a generation ago, it graphically illustrates a time before the  attrition of salmon and of salmon licensing, when sockeye, cohoe,  pinks, and chums were more abundant along this Coast than they are  today. Every port, Porpoise Bay only one among many, has its share of  former commercial fishermen who, unable to pursue the chase to the  high seas, have been forced by barren and closed inlets to "swallow the  anchor" against their wills. Photo courtesy Bertha Farquhar and  Elphinstone Pioneer Museum.  L.R. Peterson  ****���*�����  Musings  John Burnside  Slings & Arrows  >  George Matthews  ?f  I've been sitting here glumly  looking at blank paper for a  couple of hours this Sunday  morning while visions of  shivering politicians and  Russian soldiers dance through  my mind. We have been told by  our Minister of External Affairs, that peerless secretary  who made good, Flora Mac-  donald, that at the present time  we are closer to the Third  World War than at any time  since the, close of the Second  World War. President Jimmy  Carter has also so assured us.  Despite these weighty warnings I find myself remarkably  unmoved. Perhaps we have  received too many weighty  warnings in the last thirty years  and our, or at least my ability to  respond with suitable tremblings has been jaded by excess.  Are we really closer to  confrontation than we were in  the 1940's when the Soviet  Union blockaded West Berlin?  Are we closer than we were  when General MacArthur  wanted to invade mainland  China when the Korean War  was at its height? How about  the confrontation that nearly  took place early in the Sixties  when American and Soviet  ships were steaming towards  each other in the Atlantic  during the Cuban crisis? And  was the protracted agony of the  Vietnam War merely a prelude  to the invasion of Afghanistan,  which, we are told, is the  greatest threat of them all  Despite the certain knowledge of the massive stockpiles  of nuclear weaponry that could  kill us all twenty or thirty times  over, one grows a little weary of  the power politics of our times.  There is the feeling that we are  never fully or accurately informed about what is really  happening, the querulous suspicion that the crises serve only  to direct billions of dollars into  the entirely unnecessary manufacture of still more killing  weapons.  What are the Russians up to  in that bare mountainous  plateau which is Afghanistan?  There can be little there that  they want. Of course it is  related to the historic Russian  hunger for a warm water port,  to the troubles in Iran, and to  the dwindling supply of energy  to feed the industrial appetites  of the developed nations.  There was an interesting  fellow being interviewed on the  C.B.C. radio show As It  Happens, the other night. He  was an American professor and  I'm afraid that I missed his  name. He pointed out that the  tactics seized upon by the  American government and  slavishly emulated by the  Canadian government of economic sanctions against the  Iranians and the Russians is  almost certainly self-defeating.  Sanctions have been applied  many times in this century,  against the Russians, against  the Chinese, against the Cubans, and against the Rhodes-  ians. They've never worked. He  said, I believe, that in the same  week as the sanctions against  the Iranians were announced  that the Russians had opened  long-closed supply routes to  Iran. He pointed out that the  American State Department  knew that sanctions did not  work but theorized that  President Carter and his political advisers might think them  popular with the American  electorate.  The weakness of the West  seems to be that the political  system as it presently works,  with an ill-informed electorate  that politicians have become  accustomed to under-estimating, requires the leaders of  the West to play short-term  games against the long-term  goals of the Soviet Union.  It is extremely difficult to see  how the United States can  come out of the developing  crises in the Middle East  without major losses. Their  bulwark against the Soviet  incursion into Afghanistan is  Pakistan, under military dictatorship and close to completion  of its own'nuclear bomb. If the  Americans pour military aid  into Pakistan they will alienate  India where Indira Gandhi  may have served notice that the  Indian attempt at parliamentary democracy is over. Quite  simply it hasn't worked for  India when you compare that  backward giant to Russian and  China, which countries are the  only countries that can be  compared with it. All three  were mired in illiteracy and  poverty when the 20th Century  got underway. India still is and  Mrs. Ghandhi, in the event of  American military aid to  Pakistan, will almost certainly  take her recent resounding  parliamentary victory and the  threat of Pakistani action  against India as justification  for aligning India with the  U.S.S.R.  Thus, in this coming decade  it would seem inescapable that  the Communist bloc will  significantly extend its influence over another large portion  of mankind and the leadership  of the West will endure another  major loss in the chess game of  world politics that the Russians  seem to play so much better  than we do.  It is a great grief for those of  us committed to the belief that  it is much better to be able  peacefully to change governments at stated times than to  endure a dictatorship which  must be overthrown in blood  and suffering. The weakness of  the West cannot be covered up  by belated bluster. It stems  from the fact that we have as a  society, encouraged by vision-  less and opportunistic leaders,  lost sight of those ideals that  were the spiritual strength of  the Western democracies.  Our leaders have won  office by appealing lo Ihe greed  and acquisitiveness in our  makeup and today we stand in  the eyes of the world discredited an?l disliked.  During the past two weeks  you have read dozens of  predictions about future events  not only for the year but the  entire decade of the '80"s. In  fact such lame attempts to  predict the future are a journalist's stock and trade. Every  two-bit hack writer from Port  Hardy to Peggy's Cove has  trotted out the old prediction  column when in a pinch for a  story and what better time than  at the beginning of a new year  or better yet a new decade.  There are a number of  advantages to prediction columns. First, the writer can say  outrageous things without fear  of libel. For example, if the  writer were to predict that  Prince Charles would give up  his succession lo the Crown to  marry Cher and they would  move into the former Nixon  residence at San Clemente  where they would spend their  time raising cheetahs and hosting naughty parties, no one-  would much care except lo  filter and snort. On Ihe other  hand, if such an unlikely event  were to occur, and the keen  reporter were to report every  fact in Ihe local paper, he'd be  slapped with a libel suit so fast  he wouldn't have time to pack  his typewriter.  The second advantage of ihe  prediction column is that il  allows the otherwise tedious  and humourless writer one  annual opportunity to Iry to be  n  funny.   If,  for  example, our  I HORRIBI.I- RELIGIOl <S KRROR $  When the serpent emerged, earth-bowel brown, j*  From the hatched atom f  With its alibi self twisted around it J  Lifting a long neck  And balancing that deaf and mineral stare  The sphynx of the final fact  And flexing on that double ftamefticker tongue  A syllable like the rustling of the spheres  God's grimace writhed, a leaf in the furnace  And man's and woman's knees melted, they collapsed  Their neck-muscles melted, their brows bumped the ground  Their tears evacuated visibly  They whispered "Your will is our peace."  But Crow only peered.  Then took a step or two forward.  Grabbed this creature by the slackskin nape,  I  i     Beat the hell out of it, and ate it.  I Ted Hughes  writer were to predict that in  1986 actor Burt Reynolds  would be found in a compromising position with three  teenagers, a goat, a collection  of whips and chains and an  inflatable Mae West doll and  that by 1988 all such kinky  events became known as a  Rev nolds Warp, he, the sober  journalist, might bring a knowing smile to the lips of at least  the S and M buffs in the  community.  The third advantage of the  prediction column is thai if the  writer just happens to gel lucky  and makes a correct, or even  nearly correct prediction, even  onetime out of a hundred, his  stock as a pundit, sage, prog-  nosticator and medium will  immediately, rise; he will become the new EdgarCayce, he  will be hired by governments,  consulted by oil Sheiks, visited  by superstitious movie queens.  The fact that he made 99 out of  a 1110 bum predictions will be  immediately forgotten; no one  remembers a wrong prediction,  bin the predictor will be right  there lo remind his audience of  ihe one time in a hundred he  guessed right.  As you can see, I have little  time for the charlelans who try  lo pass themselves off as  psychics by making silly and  inaccurate predictions about  ihe future simply lo enhance  their own self-image or because  they are too lazy to do some  real journalism, involving  thorough analysis and in-depth  research.  This being the case. I have  spent the past four weeks  scientifically analysing data  which have been collected by  the most rigorous and credible  methods available to man  concerning ten 'events that  really will happen in the future.  Data was gathered in interviews, scientific surveys, over  10(1 hours at Ihe Ouiji board, 20  hours at tea leaf readings, one  evening of Tarot card readings  (vvilli a very charming redhead), and an hour and a half  with an oriental palm reader  who also reads pig knuckles. I  emphasize the scientific nature  of this research so that the  predictions generated will not  be contaminated by those other  unscientific predictions you've  been reading in such publications as the National En-  Pleasc turn to page seven Sakinaw  Re*  s.����.rt mi    ^:^."iiU1&id  Letters to the Editor  Industrial First Aid observations  Coast News, January 15, 1980  If'i   hll fhtst iltl birii!  Editor:  For many years, on and off. I  have been an Industrial First  Aid Attendant in British Columbia. It is a profession that  has given me a great deal of  personal satisfaction, as well as  providing me with my livelihood.  First Aid is a giving profession, one where helping one's  fellow man is of prime importance. True enough, there  are those in the field whose  reason for becoming First Aid  Attendants is for the money,  but until recently these people  have been in the minority.  It is disturbing to see that  Industrial First Aid training is  now an open field. For many  years it was undertaken by the  Industrial First Aid Attendants  Association of British Colum  bia and St. John Ambulance.  In I962. the Industrial First  Aid Attendants Association  withdrew from the training  field, and Si. John Ambulance  was the sole training body. St.  John Ambulance has an impressive world-wide record of  training people to provide aid  lo the injured.  The recent revisions of the  Industrial First Aid Service  Regulations have insured that  British Columbia will continue  to have a high standard of First  Aid. And now it seems there are  several agencies licensed to  train Industrial First Aid  Attendants. Why, all of a  sudden, have these schools  come into existence? Is it  because they know that there-  will be a continued need for  Industrial   First   Aid   Atten  dants, and that training them  can be a lucrative proposition?  Certainly, they can make  money if they restrict their  training to the highly populated centres of the province. But what about classes  in places such as Fort  Fraser. Stewart and other small  communities? St. John Ambulance provides training in  these areas, more, as a public  service than anything else.  Could it be a case of empire  building? To many of us who  have been in the field for a long  time, this is what it looks like.  One of the schools that has  recently received a license has  fielded a full slate in the  upcoming elections of the  Industrial First Aid Attendants  Association. This very much  looks like a takeover bid.  The Industrial First Aid  Attendants Association was  formed in 1931, and because of  this organization, Industrial  First Aid is what it is in this  Province today. The function  of this organization has been to  try to take care of the needs of  Industrial First Aid Attendants. I, for one, do not like the  idea of an individual school  controlling a voluntary organization, and this seems to be  the intent of this group.  It is a real pity that a need for  self-gratification and personal  recognition is a driving force in  a profession that, until now has  been devoted to taking care of  the needs of others.  Yours truly,  An Old Time  First Aid Attendant.  Clarification on the need for Cambodian aid  Editor,  ���   May 1 try to dispel some of  the   confusion   that   appears  wide-spread on the efforts to  provide relief to Cambodian  refugees.  Although I can say very little  about the situation within  ���Kampuchea itself where  ���UNICEF and the International  Committee of the Red Cross  ;arc directing the effort, 1 do  ���have first-hand reports from  ���CARE workers in Thailand  ;which testify to the high degree  of cooperation existing between the various agencies and  organizations ministering to  the sick and hungry in the  refugee camps.  There is an actively functioning council called the Committee for Co-ordination of Services to Displaced Persons in  Thailand (CCSDPT) which  meets al least once a week and  allocates responsibilities to  participating agencies.  Leadership in co-ordinating  these activities comes from the  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees  (UNHCR) and the International Committee for the Red Cross  (ICRC). For example, CARE  has been given the responsibility for providing and servicing supplementary high  nutrition feeding stations in  three refugee camps and has  already assigned experienced  CARE workers from other  countries. These include Brian  Wolff of Edmonton, Assistant  Country Director in Kenya,  who spent three years with  CUSO in Thailand and speaks  the language fluently.  Besides shipments of donated foods and medicines,  CARE has provided 400 hospital cots and three CARE/  MEDICO nurses for the IRC  ward at Sa Kaeo camp. Nurse  Marge Dollack of Peterborough, Ontario, arrived there  from Afghanistan. October 24  and after working for 16 hours  a day for weeks has sent a tape-  recorded message in which she-  describes the appalling state of  the mothers and children  racked with malaria and dysentery and severe malnutrition���3,000 patients in nine  tents with hardly enough space  for the nurses to move between  them.  With 40,000 people already  in camps and another 360,000  expected to stagger into Thailand by the end of the month,  there is work for all the  international agencies there  and need for all the funds that  can be collected to purchase-  appropriate   food,   clothing,  medicines, shelter and transportation. CARE has already  distributed 6,000 basic need  kits to those who have had to  leave all their possessions  behind and has delivered 45  tons   of  infant   foods   with  An open letter to  Santa Clous  another 80 tons on its way.  If readers would like to help,  please send donations by  cheque or money order to  CARE Canada Fund for Cambodians, 1312 Bank Street,  Ottawa K IS 5H7 or the agency  of your choice.  Yours sincerely,  Thomas Kines,  National Director.  Dear Santa,  Here is what 1 want for  Christmas. A lovely little  distillery for distilling motor  alcohol. Run by a nice garage  man. I will take to him a mixed  load of cut grass and greenery,  saw dust and wood chips,  garbage and manure and  whatever junk I can clean up.  While we put it on to distill, this  nice garage man will fit my old  gas hog with that little gismo  you can get for about $30 which  converts any old car to an  alcohol user. We will put the  residue from the distilling into  a bag to take home for perfect  garden fertilizer. I will pay the  garage man about $2 or  whatever it takes to fill'er up.  Thank you Santa."  Carl Loyoc.  xO��*Sr%  j^^^^^:^:^:^:  1879  8.M.C.  3/4 TM 414  356 V8, 4 spd.    ?  White/blue interior  2 tanks, step bumper  Premium condition  Only 12,000 km  '8.995."  South Cent Ford  885-3281  $z  MMMM  Keepwamrwhen  the power goes off.  MMMMMMMMMMN  1974  Pontlac Lemans  2 dr. hdtp.  V8, Auto.  P.S./P.B., Radio  Metalic blue  Good all round  condition.  (2.895.����  South Coast Ford  88S-M81  Last night's fierce ice storm knocked  out the power on Elm Street. Most  houses are so cold that families are  huddling in coats and blankets.  But not the Johnson's. They own  a Fisher woodstove, and their home  is toasty warm. Mrs. Johnson cooked  a pot of stew on the stove, and there's  plenty of hot coffee. Mr. Johnson  bought their Fisher Stove to save  money on his heat bill, but now has  discovered his Fisher is a better  bargain than he'd realized.  Visit your authorized Fisher Stove  dealer soon and see the family of  Fisher woodstoves. Using a Fisher  Stove significantly reduces your  heat bill���and protects you from  the cold, cruel  world.  J&C  ELECTRONICS  885-2588  Trail Bay mail, sechelt  * THE OFFICIAL WOODSTOVE OF  1 THE 1980 OLYMPIC WlMTFR GAMES  DOING OUR BEST TO BE RIGHT FOR YOU  cilj 33553  Gibsons  SUNNYCREST  i'V   CENTRE  1  100% Locally Owned & Operated  FRESH GOV'T INSPECTED  whole frying chicken  Tray Pack  FROZEN CUT UP  stewing chicken Tay  UTILITY GRADE FROZEN  cornish game hens  FRESH WHOLE UTILITY GRADE  roasting chickens  CANADA GR. A BEEF  16 oz. & up  $1.49  sirloin steak  Bone In  ;2.99  Harvest Brand  margarine  1.36 kg pkg.  Foremost Family Style  ice cream  Ass't. Flavour 4 litre pail  Rupert Cod  fish & chips  850 gm pkg.  toothpaste  150 mil Regular or Mint  Super-Valu  orange juice  355 mil tins  Oven-Fresh  bread  Family Pack White or Brown  pkg. of 5 - 454 gm Loaves  Oven-Fresh  chocolate  cake  ^CALIFORNIA  Super-Valu  c* nn    macaroni &  $1-39   cheese 4/$1.00  206 gm pkg.  Super-Valu  $2 49    mild cheddar  cheese 10% off  Reg. Price  NaDOD  $1.99    coffee  $3.49  $1.29  $1.99  $2.65  Reg. or Filter Grind  No Name  quick oats  900 gm pkg.  Burn's Roy-All  luncheon  meats  340 gm pkg.  Oven-Fresh  super grain  bread  24 oz. pkg.  Venice Bakery  kaiser rolls  pkg. ol 8  choice navel oranges  CALIFORNIA  pink grapefruit  . 5 lb. bag  5 lb. bag  JUMBO SIZE  navel oranges  6/99  Prices effective:   Jan. 8, 9,10,11,12  Tues.,Wed.,Thurs.,Fri.,Sat. ���H  Coast News, January 15, 1980  Entrances and Inklings  Pari II  Granville Street is awash  with people caught in the grip  of the Friday nighl syndrome;  jostling or strolling through the  warm summer evening; searching lor that elusive 'hell of a  good time' that is so damn hard  lo find. We thread our way  among them, studying in  horny, hall-drunken bemuse-  ment, mostly the girls. They  glide by silkenly in thin, figure-  revealing dresses, skirts and  blouses, nylon stockings and  high-heeled shoes, liven the  nol-so-pretty ones look sexy to  us. this lovelorn night. Many of  ihem walk arm in arm or hand  in hand with one fortunate  bastard or another. All the  unescorted girls seem to be in  couples. Suddenly, we spot  three coming towards us. They  seem middling-pretty although  one is a bit on the chunky side.  "1 ley. would you girls like some  company?" Dapper enquires  with whisky bravado as they  oass.  "Sorry, we're meeting our  boyfriends," one of them says  discouragingly. They breeze  smugly past us. We mosey  morosely on. A second clumsy  attempt al a pick-up meets with  a similar rebuff. "Hell, let's go  down to Hastings Street." says  Bird. "Deke told me some of  those East End broads really  like to put-out."  "1 hear there are some pretty  lough gangs down there," says  cautious Dapper. "I sure don't  feel like getting beatcn-up."  "Shit, we'll be okay," says  confident Bird. "We can pack  our lighters in our hands, just in  case. They say that acts just like  brass-knuckles if you hit a  guy." It's all booze-talk since  Bird is nothing even faintly  resembling a  fighter.  But  it  Pages  from a Life-Log  Peter Trower  Gibsons Public  library  Tuesday  2-4p.m.  Wednesday  2-4p.m.  Thursdav 2-4 & 7-9pm,  Saturday 2-4 p.m.  886-2130  bolsters our courage. Being a  newcomer to the city, I just sort  of go along with it all. I'm  relying on Bird and Dapper to  leach me the ropes. We hit the  tan in a bowling alley; take  fortifying shots of the cheap  whisky and grab another  streetcar.  "I ley. let's get off here," says  Bird us we approach C'anibie  and Hastings. "The Commercial I Intel's supposed to be real  easy to get into. May as well try  for a few beers bet ore we go any  further." The pub in question is  dim and crowded when we  nervously breach its portals.  Tie managed to get served ill a  couple ol beer parlours prior to  this. Mostly I've been unceremoniously turfed-oul for lack  of identification. We find a  table in a dark corner and try  our damndest to look over 21.  The harried-looking waiter  comes over. We sit on tenterhooks, certain we'll be refused.  But he throws down six dime-  glasses without a second  glance. "See." says Bird, happy  lo have been proved right. "I  told you this joint was easy,  faking full advantage of the  opportunity, we knock back  several quick rounds. Our  whisky glows are firmly bolstered by this fresh infusion of  alcohol. We decamp from the  obliging bar and head resolutely towards the skidroad. Hell,  we'll be up to our ears in  accommodating girls before  this nijht is out.  Every large city has its  'wrong side of the tracks' where  the displaced, discouraged,  disoriented and dissolute,  habitually congregate. Vancouver's skidroad has long  ranked with the seamiest of  them. It is probably the largest  in Canada with a huge floating  population of drifters. This  influx of transients reaches  peak proportions each winter  when cold drives the wanderers  west from the slums of Winnipeg and other inhospitable  ghettos. Exactly where it begins  or ends is a moot question. Its  rough nucleus is perhaps the  juncture of Main Street and  Hastings but it reaches east for  some distance among the  scrapyards and tenements; west  to perhaps Abbott Street;  north to the docks and south to  the False Creek Flats.  In these early post-War  years, the area is ovcrpower-  ingly squalid and sinister,  expecially al night. There are  end-of-lhe-linc cafes like the  Wonder Lunch where you can  get a hamburger steak that is  three-quarters oatmeal for 15  cents; last ditch pawn shops,  their murky windows cluttered  with everything from cameras  to caulk bools, a thirsty man  might swap for ihe price of a  crock or two; sordid bars  through whose doors can be  glimpsed fleetingly, the blind  and endless revel; run-down  logging agencies where the  mancatchers lure their willing  prey; unsanitary tattoo parlours; dazed men lurching  toothless from the narrow  doorways of verminous flophouses; sick junkies dickering  desperately on street corners;  strung-out native girls hustling  their way from one haphazard  bed to the next; their white  sisters equally street-tarnished  and debauched; dingy basement gambling clubs where  games begun in upcoast camps  go on forever; stakey loggers  fresh off the Union boats;  busted loggers limping back to  the slave markets; dim alleys  where empty Bay rum bottles  can always be found and  sometimes, bodies.  Monitoring it all are the ever-  present cops. Nervous rookies  and grim-lipped veterans, they  patrol these mean streets  constantly. They keep the lid  on things to a certain extent,  throwing the most vociferous  rubby-dubs in the tank; choking the odd junkie for his  mouth-stash; rousting the too-  overt whores and beggars.  They move through the streets  like keepers through a. safari  park, ever on the lookout for  unlawful behaviour. Through  drunken, drugged pejus! plain  BACK IN PRINT!  i An illustrated history of Gibson's Landing and the "Sunshine Coast"  THE  GIBSONS  LANDING  STORY  by Lester R. Peterson  Available now in  local Book Stores.  $7.95    ��  paperback A  from P.M.A. Books  dragged-down eyes, their reluctant charges study them. If  there is sometimes resentment  in their expressions, it is always  tempered by a wary respect.  For the only bulls on this  lattcrday skidroad pack pistols.  Bird, Dapper and I, despite  the dutch-courage of the liquor, move warily into this  scruffy melting-pot, our remnant mickeys sloshing guiltily  in our pockets. The skidroad  throbs all around us now,  garish and grotesque, a dangerous playground indeed. A  bedraggled wino in a torn, too-  large suitcoat and urine-stained  pants, stumbles up to us  croaking for alms. I lis eyes are  bloodshot and desperate; his  stencil formidable. Bird em-  barrassedly hands him a quarter and he reels blindly away.  But for the most part, the  strectpeople studiously ignore  us as we make our way among  them. In front of the Dodson  Hotel, two large men,evidently  loggers, stand arguing noisily.  Suddenly words cease to suffice  and they are hard at it,  slamming each other with  drunken, ill-aimed punches.  One man goes down from a  lucky haymaker. The other  leaps on him, straddles his  chest and begins banging his  head against the sidewalk with  apparently lethal intent. Two  equally large harness-bulls  come rusing up, haul the  berserk logger off his victim  and, after considerable scuffling, manage to get the cuffs on  him. A black maria materializes out of nowhere and both  combatants are carted away to  the crowbar hotel. "My God,"  says Dapper, "he damn near  killed that guy."  "Yeah," I say, nervous and  unsure of myself in this new  environment, "they sure play  rough down here. Maybe wc  should have stayed up Granville."  "Aw, come on, you guys,"  urges adamant Bird. "We  haven't even started to look for  any girls yet. Those loggers just  fight among themselves."  We move on up Hastings  towards the Main Street intersection. Music blares from the  loudspeakers of several penny  arcades full of pin-ball machines and lonesome voyeurs  glued to the eyepieces of the  naked lady peep-shows. It is  mostly pretty corny Hit Parade-  stuff but once in awhile they  slip in something good. We  stop to hear Kay Starr wailing a  smoky-voiced blues in her  plaintive, unmistakable style.  Like a weeping willow  weeping on my pillow  for years and years  there ain't no sweet man  that's worth the salt  of my tears.  Somehow, the mournful lament seems to buoy up our  spirits. "Dammit, she's gol a  sexy voice," says Dapper. "I  wonder what she looks like?"  "Read an article on her in a  music magazine." I offer. "She's  really part Cherokee or something."  This starts us thinking scri-  ously about  girls again. We  ..        "*"   *  IT  Cr.   .JT  Ellingham  4strolog\  Messages from the Queen and Prime Minister Joe  Clark arrived on the Sunshine Coast December 22,  1979 congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Grenville Drake on  Ihe celebration of their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Mr.  and Mrs. Drake celebrated their Diamond Anniversary  with relatives and friends at the home of their son and  his wife Mr. and Mrs. Paul Drake of Gibsons.  Poetry reading  On Friday. January IX at  S:()0 p.m. in the Sunshine Coast  Arts Centre. Gerry Gilbert will  read his poetry. Gerry spent  several years living in the  Roberts Creek area and continues to be an occasional  visitor.  He began writing poetry in  the mid-fifties and brought out  his first book. White Lunch, in  1964. Of a recent book, From  Next Spring published by  Coach House Press in Toronto,  the Vancouver critic Warren  Talhnan has noted, "...I consider it, generally, one of the  clear great achievements in the  past 20 years of West Coast  writing."  Gerry Gilbert attended  school in Prince Rupert. Victoria, Vancouver and Toronto.  he dropped out of U.B.C, long  before that was the word for it,  and worked for a few years in  theatre, films and television in  Vancouver, Toronto. Montreal  and England. At age 27 he-  began working full time at his  poetry and art. Now one of the  finest lyric poets of our time,  Gerry is a writer who, with each  line, discovers the language  anew���the Vancouver Language.  stand around the arcade entrance for a bit to see if  anything likely will wander by.  TJic passing parade is decidedly  unimpressive girlwise. Mosl of  the women are either loo old.  too drunk or loo obviously  hookers. One of the kilter. .1  bottle-blonde, heavily made-  up, smiles malter-of-factly at us  as she undulates by on heels  high enough to hurl yourself il  you fell off them. We vaguely  discuss trying 10 engage her  services, bin wc don't have  more than twenty bucks between us and besides, we are all  scared wiiless of V.D. "I hear  you can gel something called  Black Sypli." confides Dapper.  "There's no cure for it. You gel  covered with big oozing chancres and it drives you crazy in  the end."  "Ucchh!" I say and we decide  emphatically 10 forget thai  idea.  To be continued  Ctbarsf  Ljug Entertainment  GRAHAM WAV  Of  CHILD6R0UE  Baroque, Folk and  music by Request  wed.. Thurs.. Fri.. ft sat.  Jan. 16th. 17th. 18th, ft 19th  8 p.m. - midnight  886-9815  The Heart of Cedar Plaza  Gerry Gilbert nowadays  brings his poetry directly lo the  public���he was resident poel  on Ihe Vancouver Show  (CKVU-TV) for a season; he  broadcasts frequently on CBC  radio and on Vancouver Co-op  Radio; he publishes in such  magazines as Canadian Forum  and Rolling Stone; he reads  with equal intensity and wil to  audiences of 12 or 1200; he sells  his books directly, on the street  or (as during Ihe past  Christmas season) at a crafts  fair where he read, individually, to hundreds; he delivered a  quick course on the art of lit al  the Emily Carr College of Art  last fall: he staged two concrete  poems al the Living Art  Performance Festival in  September; he is the publisher  and editor of B.C. Monthly  magazines and books. ($15 for  one year, Box 4X884.  Vancouver. B.C. V7X 1A8)  which really is a "small press".  For Gerry Gilbert, writing is  a spontaneous musical act, best  left unrehearsed, best arrived at  inadvertently���and it's a  freedom you can hear, a  conscious honesty, as he speaks  lo your reality from his own.  What he writes about are the  particulars of personal life,  which he cuts and polishes so  that they reveal our world with  a brilliance and complexity that  makes fiction seem crude and  simplistic, and the news seem  like a downright lie.  "Journalism follows the story  by the nose and no one  swallows it." Gilbert writes in  his new book Annual Report,  his work from November 1978  10 November 1979. Anyone  Irving to make a living doing  something as neglected these  days as telling the truth about  the truth probably does have  grounds for complaint���but I  think Gerry Gilbert enjoys  being left alone, or as he would  say. "alone together," or, "I'm  not sitting on a wet bench/I  was here before it started  raining."  This leading is co-sponsored  by the Sunshine Coast Arts  Council and Ihe Canada  Council, and is free to the  public. All arc welcome!  by Rae Ellingham  General Notes: The Sun, New  Moon and Mercury make  favourable aspects to conscientious Saturn indicating a time  for serious thinking and practical decisions. This is the week  when common sense and traditional approaches produce  the best results. Babies born at  this time will be serious  minded, down-to-earth and  conservative.  Boisterous Mars becomes  'stationary' on the 16th indicating a day of arguments,  fights and crimes of violence.  Persons born March 5, June 6.  September 8 or December 7  should avoid confrontations all  week as Mars contacts their  various Sun positions.  ARIES (March 21 - April 19)  It's a stable week for organizing your career, job or  position. Find time to write a  resume or impressive list of  your abilities and achievements. Boss or superior is now  prepared to listen to your  beliefs and ideas. Seek advice  from trusted, older colleague.  Avoid confrontation with coworker on the 16th. Intestinal  upset may slow you down midweek.  TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)  It's a favourable week lo  concentrate on people and  affairs al a distance. Request  sent to associate far away will  be well received. Phone call 10  loved one in remote place will  reassure your intentions.  Others find your philosophical  viewpoint convincing and  practical. Educational or skills  improvement course is worth  the fee. Avoid argument at  social gathering on the 16th.  GEMINI (May 21 -June 21)  There's involvement with  someone else's money or  possessions. You'll be expected  to organize associate's financial paperwork or correspondence. Your practical advice will be appreciated. Now's  Ihe time to negotiate personal  long-term loan, insurance or  tax matter. New approach  towards payment of bills  proves realistic. Guard home  against fire or vandalism on the  16th.  CANCER (June 22 - July 22)  An excellent period for  establishing clearer lines of  communication with marriage  partner, loved one or business  associate. Agreements made  now should remain firm for  many weeks. Soneone close 10  you will be happier thanks to  revised 'rules of the game'.  Short journeys need extra care-  all week. Refuse to listen 10  hysterical phone call on the  16th.  LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22)  You get a chance to show off  your common sense and reasoning power where you perform daily lasks or services.  Co-workers will welcome practical approach behind your  decisions. New procedure initiated this week should ease  everyone's load. The time is  right to ask direct questions  concerning   medical   matters.  Century 21  Century West Real Estate (1978) Ltd.  Appointments  Larry Moore Ruth M. Moore Robert B. Kent  Director Director Director  Ken H. Wells, President and Charles I. Dowman, Secretary ol  Century 21 - Century West Real Estate (1978) Ltd. are pleased  to announce the appointment ol Larry Moore, Ruth Moore, and  Robert Rent to the Board ot Directors of the Company.  Larry will, in addition to his present Real Estate endeavours,  specialize in land assembly, development and subdivision  servicing and sales.  Ruth, a specialist in residential and recreational Real Estate,  will continue to expand the service of the company in these  fields  Bob (finy), in addition to his Real Estate sales position, will  assume new duties as Manager of the Insurance Department.  His many years of Insurance experience will ensure our clients  ol the very best in modern Insurance protection.  WE'RE THE NEIGHBORHOOD PROFESSIONALS FOR YOU!  Argument  over  money or  possessions becomes noisy on  the 16th.  VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)  Prepare to assess the value of  your present social activities or  pastimes. Seems you'll be in the  mood to start a more serious  spare-time occupation. Be  considerate and give a straight  answer to someone who's tired  of waiting. A child in your life is  now anxious for consistent  guidelines. Mars 'stationary' in  your sign provokes rare temper  tantrum on the 16th. September 8 birthdays should protect  personal safety all week.  LIBRA (Sept. 23 ��� Oct. 23)  This is the week to work out  practical arrangements around  the home. Firm agreements  amongst household members  will mean smoother routines  for everyone. See that nobody  slacks off. Information linked  to land or property should be  kept secret. Real estate or  rental documents may be  signed with confidence. There's  danger in a secluded place on  Ihe 16th.  SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)  Accnt is on menial discipline, concentration, common  sense and sound judgement.  Your mind is now clever,  careful and shrewd. It's the  right time to dispatch crucial  documents or place important  phone calls. Casual conversation during short trip soon  becomes expert advice. Make-  major decision this week. Slay  away from foolish companions  on liie I6th.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -  Dec. 21)  Prepare to be more realistic  concerning personal money  situation. Enquire whether  current accounts could be  yielding faster returns. Transfer of funds might be best  maneuver of the year. Listen to  the advice of trusted financial  wizard. Major items purchased  now should last and last.  Expect criticism of your position or achievements midweek. The boss will be in a  rotten mood on the 16th.  CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-  .lan. 19)  The Sun, New Moon and  Mercury in your sign find you  restless and anxious for change.  You'll be bored with trivial  matters and long for serious,  worthwhile commitment. Methodical and resourceful approach will impress associates.  Local journey could introduce  person willing to offer alternatives. Prepare for philosophical  or religious dispute on the 16th.  AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)  This is the week for some  serious thinking in private.  Retreating to secluded spot will  help generate the courage to  make necessary decision.  Seems you've been wasting  energy worrying over problems  you didn't create. Simple  advice is to sa> goodbye n  source of frustration. Don't  look back. Prepare for disagreement over shared expenses  on the 16th.  PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20)  Venus enters your sign for  three weeks bestowing in  creased charm and irresistible  personality. Others will find  you pleasant, cheeifill, sociable  and sympathetic, Meanwhile,  it's time lo establish firm  decisions concerning long-  range plans, hopes and wishes.  Don't be surprised if local  group requests your assistance  lor up-coming community  event. Loved one may display  wretched mood on the 16th.  PUHMMNNMNHMMMMM  1976  Ford MOO  Passion'" n  351 V8 Ainu.  Air conditioning  P.S./P.B., Radio  Fully finished inside  Bubble windows  Jet black with  custom mural  painting by  James Webster  Low miles  Absolutely mint  *6.995."  South Coast Ford  885-3181 Coast News, January 15, 1980  Off the whelf  You may have noticed the  interesting letter from Bill  Smith of Gambier Island in last  week's paper, commenting on  the tirade against computerized  games that appeared in my  final column of 1979. (Thanks  for writing, Bill. Feedback is  always welcome.)  Apparently Bill isn't the only  one with strong feelings on the  subject. I've been involved in a  half-dozen friendly arguments  on the topic lately and John  Burnside tells me he provoked  a similar reaction by defending  my point of view over Christmas. He coincidentally encountered columnist George  Matthews in Grand Forks over  the holidays and. finding him in  possession of an electronic  football game, took him to  task. George made one undeniable point; a couple of pocket-  size computer games do wonders keeping the kids quietly  amused on long car trips. His  did even greater wonders; it  kept Burnside quietly amused  for several days...Which brings  up another small matter: I have  a confession to make. I'm a  closet computer fan myself. It's  true, any pub that has a PONG  game generally has to pull the  plug at closing time and recruit  the bouncers to pry my  clenched fingers off the dials.  A recent column in The  Province by Chuck Davis  tickled me with the news that  an electronic information service is being set up in the States,  with a Canadian system to  follow shortly. A machine  closely resembling a portable  typewriter will be able to plug  into any phone jack, enabling  the owner of the machine to  type in his questions and get  answers that range from the  latest news on the stock  quotations to the best places to  eat in any North American city.  What a concept! A universal  electronic encyclopedia! Like  the computer game Bill Smith  described in his letter, the  possibilities are fascinating, as  limitless as the imagination.  We do love our gadgets,  there's no denying it, and why  shouldn't we? They're the  products of our dreams and  imaginings; our creations, our  children, in a sense. But our  children are destined to outgrow us, to inherit our world  before we are usually ready to  give it up. and our inventions  have a nasty habit of doing the  same. Created in our image,  they reshape our world in their  own. Our imagination, our love  of invention, responding to our  need to survive, created weapons to even the balance in a  world of physically superior  creatures: the same imagination and love of invention  created the thermonuclear  hardware that not only was not  and is not, strictly speaking  necessary for our survival as a  ipecies, but actually menaces  that survival. The Frankenstein  story is still the archetypal  myth of science and will remain  <d as long as the peculiar logic  of technology continues to  govern its development. The  logic appears to run as follows:  if we can create something,  make it work, then we must,  whether we actually need it or  not. whether it be a bigger and  better jutnbo-jct  in a  world  filled with half-full lesser jets  that can't pay their fuel bills, or  a bigger and better bomb in a  world already on the brink of  an absurd exercise in overkill.  John C. Lilly, M.D., the man  who wrote several books  summarizing his research in the  field of inhuman intelligence,  (Lilly on Dolphins, previously  reviewed  in this column,)  devotes a chapter of his book  Simulations of God (Bantam  Books  1976. $2.95 in paperback) to the subject of God the  Computer. He observes that,  from the outset, wc and our  machines have been speaking  different languages. The language of computers is based on  mathematics.  In spite of exhaustive attempts, notably by  Noam  Chomsky,  (also  previously reviewed) human language continues to elude  definitive mathematical analysis. Since the language in which  we  think   profoundly  determines  what   we   think,  our  machines, in spite of the fact  that we program them, do not  think like we do. He quotes  John Von Neumann of Princeton, one of the early researchers  in the field of cybernetics: "It is  by historical accident that we  came upon addition, subtraction,   multiplication   and  division of real numbers before  we arrived at the basic machine  language of our own brains."  Lilly goes on to state, "This  historical  accident  has  prejudiced all our computers and  computational methods up to  the present time. If and when  we discover the basic machine  language  of the  brain,  our  thought  processes and their  power will be increased by a  fantastic   amount."   (Presumably he is referring to an  increase in the power of "our  thought processes" and not of  the computers, but imagine the  power  of  a  computer programmed with "the basic  machine language of the brain"  ...What an imagination. What  power. Lilly actually recounts  what is perhaps the ultimate  "computer-paranoia"   tale,  a  projection  of the  future  of  machine intelligence, in which  the only purpose, the destiny of  man on this earth, is to evolve  to a point where we can create  the Ultimate Computer, a fully  automated, self-repairing and  self-sustaining entity, covering  the major part of the globe,  which would eventually be  capable of using the planet as  its personal spaceship, taking it  out of orbit and across the vast  reaches of space in search of  others of its kind. Man would  have, of course, having fulfilled  his mission, become obsolete  and extinct.  This scenario was not concocted by a science-fiction  writer, but by a research  scientist working for the military. (I more than suspect that  Gene Rodcnbcrry had a look at  this before he concocted the  plot of Star Trek: The Movie,  though he altered its cold  inhuman vision considerably.)  It's certainly not what Buck-  minster Fuller had in mind  when he wrote Operating  Manual for Spaceship Earth, is  it? It's not what Lilly has in  mind either. The difficulty lies  in our tendency to identify  ourselves with the things we  create, fetishistically, adopting  the rationale of our own  hardware, our cars, our toys,  our guns, our computers. If we  continue to do so, we will be the  science-fiction servants of our  machines.  But Lily is not without hope;  as the software, the programming of the computers, becomes more sophisticated, it  begins to resemble more and  more the programming of our  own brains. Lilly says, "It may  be possible to construct a  benign computer so large that it  will really understand the  planetside trip to the point  where it and we can survive and  optimize our existence and its  existence on this planet." It may  be. One thing you can put  money on; we're going to find  out, one way or the other.  Thanks again for the feedback, Bill, If you've further  insights to offer or perhaps a  list of suggested books that  would help the rest of us coexist with the computer we'd be  glad to hear from you. Loved  your printout. All for now...  Blip...  Pender School news  by Mindy Peters  It's back to the grindstone  for Pender Harbour Secondary  students. Classes are in full  swing but there are lots of other  things happening too. The  Outdoors Club, sponsored by  Mr. Breadner, is arranging a  cross-country skiing trip to  Pembcrton, and Mr. Lavigne is  organizing four down-hill  skiing lsessons at Mt. Seymour.  Both of these trips will be  happening in February. Twenty five Grade 11 and 12  students are going on a school  trip to Toronto in early February. The students have  written their autobiographies  and sent them to the billets they  will be staying with.  Mrs. L. Whatley is now the  Home Economics teacher and  Mr. B. 'Boire is our French  teacher, and I would like to  wish him a warm welcome  Sportswise our basketball  teams arc doing just fine. We  are going to be playing against  Brackendale, Pemberton, and  Powell River in the near future.  Two other sports which seem to  be quite popular lately are the  throwing of snowballs and  face-washes. These sports seem  to be quite amusing for the  spectators and the attacking  players, but the victims feel  slightly different (most of the  victims are girls). So if you are  going to be their next victim  here are a few tips: 1) run to the  girls' washroom, or 2) hide  behind Mrs. Hately or any  teacher, or 3) if you have a lot  of friends, stick together.  Did you hear that Mr.  Fletcher, encouraged by Rob  and John, took the first dip in  the Pender Pool! He didn't  even pay his admission!  The Gallery Shop moved into its new premises beside May's Florist in Gibsons. To  celebrate they held an open house on Saturday. The new outlet enables the Arts  Council to display many more works of art than previously and it also has enough  storage space to be able to rotate the displays.  Chatelech expansion?  Should Chatelech Secondary  School be expanded to include  grades 10-12 for youngsters  resident in Sechelt and vicinity?  Many people in the Village of  Sechelt feel that this is a  desirable goal and Trustee Kay  Dombroski reported to the  trustees of School District No.  46 that a recent senate meeting  at the Junior Secondary School  had voted overwhelmingly in  favour of the proposal.  Trustee Dombroski's report  follows:  I would like to bring to the  Board's attention to a senate  meeting I attended at Chatelech, Tuesday, December 11.  One of the topics on the agenda  was the future of Chatelech.  Fifty-four attended.  After much discussion a  straw vote was taken as to  whether the people would like  Chatelech to be 8 to 12. Forty-  eight voted for, four against,  two abstained.  Some of the reasons the  people would like to see a High  School in Sechelt were:  1) A chance for the students  to enjoy extra curricular  activities.  2) A sense of belonging to a  school and community thereby building up a better school  spirit and pride.  3) No Indians were in  attendance but it was felt  maybe they would stay in  school longer.  The cost factor and course  content were not discussed in  detail.  We will be asked to receive a  brief in the early part of the new  year- Submitted by,  Kay Dombroski.  It is understood that the brief  referred to by Mrs. Dombroski  would be presented to the  Board of School Trustees on  January 24.  Former trustee Maureen  Clayton of Sechelt was cori-  tacted by the Coast News and  confirmed that she would be  seeking the vacant Sechelt seat  on the School Board in a by-  election to be held next month.  Mrs. Clayton agreed that the  issue of a full Secondary School  for Sechelt was one of the  principal reasons that she was  running again for School  Board and said that she would  be supporting the proposal  wholeheartedly.  NmmmwmmmmmmmA  books-prints-stationery-art supplies  Get expert advice on your Income Tax  this year  MIKE QRENBV'S TAN TIPS  101 ways to save money on your  Canadian Income Tax.  Roller skating  continued   from   page   one  though very interested in the  idea, Board members felt some  investigation of the costs of  maintenance and operation is  first needed and of what effects  there might be on everyday  school activities. "We want to  check out how the floor varnish  stands up under this kind of  Kiwanis  continued from page one  Other clubs have offered to  help and their efforts will be  highly appreciated.  For specific information of  how your group or you, the  individual, may aid this project, please telephone the  Society president, Dan  Wheeler.  flMIMWMMWMfllMsJIIMI  use. We know the urethane  wheels don't mark a floor but  there will be some powdering  effect on the varnish which will  require some extra maintenance," said a School Board  official. "The matter will be  thoroughly investigated so that  the Board will have a factual  base on which to make their  decision."  1973  FOPd F-250  360 V8, Auto.  P.S./P.B.  Radio  W.L. Mirrors  Rear step bumper  One owner  Good work truck  (2.395.����  South Coast Ford  885-3M1  .K ��� rrvlx  Decorative  IXIIMJx     Rods  10% Discount  on all rods in stock for January only.  Bom selection 91 Classic  and contemporary Designs.  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Phone 683-1515  Suite 519 - 925 West Georgia Street  (opposite Hotel Vancouver)  Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00  Please Phone (Collect)  For Fee Estimate  All that snow we had just recently made people  like me want to sit permanently by a roaring log fire.  Unfortunately, snow seems to have the opposite  effect upon those too young to have reached the  age of reason who come in scattering snow like a  snow blower, eyes sparkling, cheeks glowing,  complaining that they're both starving and frozen  and please give them something to fill up their  tummies and warm them up. Now I know that  Messrs. Campbell and Heinz have carved  themselves an indelible itch in modern day society,  but to my mind a can has nothing in comparison  with the smell and taste of delicious home made  soup. I don't mean a refined Bisque or Vichyssoise  either, but a good solid peasant soup.  My all time favourite���not that I'm biased to  quote���is Cawl, (it rhymes with foul, but it sure  ain't!). It is the Welsh soup upon which all great  rugby players and hymn singers and poets are  brought up. It's base is mutton or lamb, but 1  suppose you could use beef bones as a base if you  were really pushed. It was traditionally served in  wooden bowls and eaten with wooden spoons so  that you wouldn't burn your tongue. It's usually  served as two courses���the liquid first as" a soup  followed by the meat and vegetables���a great two  course meal.  Here's the recipe my mother gave to me���  Cawl  2-3 Ib.s neck of iamb  1 sliced onion  2 sliced leeks  1 parsnip, cut length wise in thin strips  2 sliced carrots  1 small turnip, diced  1 tablespoon pearl barley  4 medium potatoes, quartered *  2 tablespoons chopped parsley  salt & pepper  8 cups water  1. Place lamb in cold salted water. Bring to the boil  and simmer for one and a half hours.  2. Put in a cool place and when cold skim off the fat  and discard.  3. Add the onion, the white of the leeks, parsnip,  carrots, turnip and peail barley and simmer for  two hours.  4. Add the potatoes and len minutes later add the  green of the leeks and the parsley. Twenty  minutes later your cawl will be ready to serve.  Hwyl Dda -  Nest Lewis  (former Home  Economics Teacher)  I Of the S600 collected from pledges during their 24-hour fast on October 25 last year, these Chatelech students will be  jsing $456 to sponsor tw'o families in under developed countries through the Foster Parent Plan. The money is used to  support the family and enable the children to receive an education. One of the families is in Asia and the other is in  South America. This will be a continuing program. The remainder of the money will be sent to the Red Cross.  Council presents Movement Arts  Starting this month, a new  series of events is being planned  by the Sunshine Coast Arts  Council under the title Movement Arts. Well, what's that?  Movement arts is a term being  used to cover the wide range of  forms being taught and performed in the field of dance  today, including traditional,  modern and experimental  work.  At present, two performances and four day-long workshops are scheduled. The  performances, by Vancouver  companies Double Vision and  Terminal City will take place in  February and March respec  tively. Both will be followed by  a workshop. Each event will be  publicized in advance, so watch  for them!  ��� This program hopes to  develop an appreciative, discerning and enthusiastic audience, and through participation in the workshops, to  stimulate activities on the  Coast. Work presented will be  accessible to those interested in  body work, dance, movement  and theatre. No experience is  necessary, yet for those already  working in these areas it will  provide a chance to work with  new ideas and people. To start  with, on Saturday, January 19,  from 10:30-4:30 at St. Hilda's  Hall in Sechelt, a workshop  entitled Dancemaking will be  offered by Peter Ryan at a cost  of $10. His background includes academic teaching at the  high school level, international  athletic competition, and, since  1975, intensive work in dance,  new movement and body  education techniques. He teaches contact improvisation and  perceptual movement and  performs his own solo work as  well as contact improvisation.  This fall he worked on an  explorations grant concerned  with video and movement.  He   outlines   Dancemaking  this way: In this basic workshop we will explore the  process of making simple  dances, beginning with warm  up exercised to loosed and relax  the body. We will then work in  several different areas, creating  phrases and then dances out of  simple movements, testing the  imaginative capacity of both  the mind and body. These  dances possess a freshness and  vitality of their own, and are  valuable means of finding  original forms of expression.  Curious? Enthusiastic? Do  it! For more information and  registration, call 885-9068.  Tutors needed to teach English  Do you know anyone who  has difficulty in speaking  English because it is not his first  language? Would you like to  help someone improve his  English but don't know how?  The  methods  used  lo  teach  English effectively to a non-  native speaker are very different from the methods by  which we learned English at  school ourselves. Would you be  interested in learning how you  can help someone like this?  On Thursday, January 17,  there will be a one day workshop lor the volunteers who are  helping to teach English to the  Vietnamese families on the  Peninsula, and anyone else  interested is welcome to attend.  An experienced E.S.L. instructor from Vancouver, Mrs.  Khatun Saddiqi, will explain  some of the basic principles of  E.S.L. teaching, and describe  and demonstrate some effective  .methods. The afternoon session will consist of the showing  of a video tape of an English  lesson being taught to a group  of E.S.L. students and this will  be followed by a discussion and  question period. E.S.L. materials and literature will be on  display.  The workshop will begin at  9:30 a.m. in the Roman Catholic Church Hall on Cowrie  Street, Sechelt; the afternoon  session from 1:00-3:00 p.m. will  be in the Board Room of St.  Mary's Hospital. Please bring a  bag lunch as the lunch break  provides a valuable discussion  period.  As we would like to have  some idea of the numbers  wishing to attend, please  register, if possible, bv phoning  885-3512. For any further  information, call Jean Lubin at  885-5760. No fee will be  charged and all are welcome.  Al Polok, the line supervisor for B.C. Hydro shows what can happen to you if you  tamper with electricity. For demonstration purposes he fried a hot dog with the high  voltage electricity running between two points. This part of the display upset some of  the younger students, but the purpose of this tour of the elementary schools was to  show the dangers of tampering with live electricity. The point was well taken.  Playschool registration  Jack and Jill Cooperative  Playschool will begin enrolment for the 1980 school year in  January. Children who were  born in 1976 or 1977 are eligible  lor the 3 and 4 year old classes.  Registrations will be accepted  on a modified first-come basis.  Following the preliminary  registration period, registration will be accepted on a first-  come basis. We will not give  preference to families with  previous Playschool experience.  Parents wishing information  about the Playschool or  wishing to register their  children should contact Barbara Stevenson at 886-2492  between Monday, January 7  and   Tuesday,   February   12  K,  SUNSHINE  KITCHENS  FINE CABINETS  886-9411 Gibsons  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Carl's corner  Coast News, January 15, 1980 �����  'Queen Charlotters', gathering       We had intended to Catch an  bv Carl C'hrismas  Last week wc attended the  37th Annual Truck Loggers  Association Convention at the  Hotel Vancouver.  For many years it was my  duty as an equipment salesman  to attend these affairs and it  was one of the hardest weeks of  the year. As promotions and  demotions in the industry  occurred at the management  level about this time, the deal  you might have going with a  company rep may have been  turned over to someone else  and it was a brand new ball  game. All your groundwork  might he dumped into someone  else's lap.  Budgets were decided on and  equipment requirements were  made known about this time.  One had to have their eyes and  ears open and be on the bit at  all limes. So it was not all fun  and games for the people that  put on the displays and entertained the brass. You had to  indulge a bit but keep your  cool.  But this week for me, it was  different. I was there to relax  with old friends who had been  knocking around the industry  as long as 1 had. It was a time  for reminiscing, re-logging  country that was now raising a  new crop, re-selling the deals  that we had lied to each other  about before and trying to keep  the figures straight.  They are calling this the 37th  T.L.A. Convention, but I can  recall attending a convention  about the time that Bert Welch,  Ole Buck, Jack Fletcher and a  few of the other old timers in  the industry had banded together to get a better deal from  the provincial government and  the Forest Service, and to  strengthen the position of the  small operator when competing with the 'Big Companies'!  I was driving a log truck for  Olympic Logging Co. at that  time, and Bert W^lch was the  owner. I attended a convention  with Joe Thomson, our woods  boss at the time and I can  remember how impressed I was  to fee rubbing elbows with big  wigs, movie stars and the  nation's top politicians of the  time. Guess I still am for I met  Mr. and Mrs. John Drapeau,  Mayor of Montreal, in the  lobby yesterday noon. He  glanced my way and smiled as  we passed and I almost raised  my arm in salute to say, "Hi,  John. How are things at  home?" But I self-consciously  smiled back and passed on.  But when 1 think back, it was  1937-38 that I drove for Bert, so  I will have to do some research  lo find out where the missing  five years or so went to.  I did meet a couple of  celebrities on the convention  floor, however. Our old friends  Peter Trower and Bus Griffiths  were doing a land office  business selling personally  autographed copies of Pete's  Bush Poems, and Bus' Now  You're Logging! Sure nice to see  a couple of our old refugees  from the forest wars doing such  a good job of representing our  boys from the bush!  I met other old friends from  many camps on the Coast,  some of them managers now,  others who own their outfits  and arc doing very well, some  who have reached semi-retirement age as I have and are  happy doiijg some little chore  in the bush. Conversations  became very animated as we  recalled incidents from the  past. One that still goes the  rounds is about the power saw  dealer who wanted to demonstrate his saw and enlarge his  suite for dancing. The chain  saw was new and the thunderous roar of that big, heavy old  motor about shook the hotel  from cellar to roof. He then  proceeded to start his cut at the  top side of a door to the  adjoining room, intending to  cut out a complete wall. He  might have made the grade if he  hadn't run into an iron water  pipe and ruined all the teeth on  the chain. He managed" to cut  enough pipe to start a small  Hood and shower the guests of  both rooms.  And there was the time a  couple of drunks cranked up a  D8 Cat, drove it off its four  inch planks and proceeded to  mangle up the hard wood floor  of the main ballroom of the  hotel. You have no idea what a  20 ton Cat on brand new  grousers can do to a hard wood  floor. It could have been worse  though. If the floor had caved  in it would have been a major  undertaking to retrieve it from  the basement!  There are so many stories of  Truck Logger escapades that a  novel could be written about  them. But it seems the T.L.A.  have cleaned up the extracurricular activities of the past  for the type of logger you meet  roaming the floors in search of  a hospitality room with a  friendly greeter tending bar are  mostly well dressed, well  groomed and can hardly be  told from the successful logger  with a pocket full of cash  looking for a good deal. So they  are all treated alike until they  are qualified. The other indicator of self-policing is the lack  of large and uniformed Pinker-  ton men. They may be somewhere in the offing, waiting for  trouble, but they are not  patrolling the halls as they used  to do.  Our little gathering was  made up of a fine group of  mmmmmmmmnmmmimim  Lincoln mkv  Dove grey/grey  velour interior.  Moon roof  AM-FM 8 track sound  Lumbar seat  Loaded with all opt.  Styled wheels  Michelin  Low miles, one owner  New price was  ��23,900.����  Only  M 0,005.����  South Coaat Ford  SSS-3Z8I  Simeons!  ,  Po,wer &  marine  Tel. 885-9626  Ittd.    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And they just kept  a'coming. It turned into a late  night but a memorable one. We  will talk about it for days.  I  PENINSULA  MARKET  885-9721    Davis Bay, B.C.  tide tables  Open 9���9  ' Days a Week  Reference:  I'oini Atkinson  Wed. .Ian. 16  0525 14.6  1025 11.3  1505 14.0  2240 I.(i  I huis. .Ian. 17  Ohio 15.2  1115 10.')  1600 14.1  2320 1.3  PaclHc  Standard Time  Fri, dan. IS  06.15 15  1205 I0  1650 14  Sal. .Ian. I1)  0000 I  11715 15  1245 9  1755 14  ��� Groceries ��� Fishing Tackle  ��� Sundries* Tirnex Watches  Sun.  0045  0750  1335  1X5(1  Mini.  0125  0830  1440  1950  lues.  0210  04110  1535  2055  Ian. 20  Ian. 21  Jan. 22  The Coast News apologizes to its readers and to the  management of Ihe Peninsula Market for the omission of  the tide tables last week. These were unavailable at press  time.  iiiiiiillXSXliiiiTIilliiiXiil  South Coast Ford  RENT A CAR  j      South Coast Ford  I   -1980 Mustang  *   -1980 Fairmont  -1980 T-Bird  -1980 Ford Pick-ups -  From $23.   ��� n  IIUHI       MWI Plus Gas  X      "24 hour day unlimited mileage"  885-3281  South Coast Ford Sales Ltd.  1326 Wharf Rd., Box 1759, Sechelt, B.C. VON 3A0  j>��������������������������l����4l������4�� ����������������  NORTHERN  FRIED CHICKEN  &  Pizzas ��� Sub Sandwiches ��� Salad Bar  #101 ��� Cedar Plaza  "Under the Green Canopy"  Gibsons, B.C.  886-7454  l #7 days a week ��� Licensed A  \  i In Christ's service  Electronic evangelism  Coast News, January 15, 1980  Slings and arrows(cont'd)  Rev. George W. Inglis,  Sunshine Coast  United Church  Electronic evangelism  moved in the decade of the 70's  into a position of some threat  to the lives of the mainline  congregations of the church.  Slick and impersonal, lacking the direct challenge and  confrontation of the mainline  church, the electronic church  makes very few demands upon  its unseen admirers except  money, and in return offers  instant sanctification and healing, without pain or personal  participation.  The ministers of the electronic church present themselves at  all times in their best light, well-  dressed, made up and dramatized by beautiful music and  singing, fantastic back-drops,  film segments, and all the art  and wizardry of the electronic  media, especially in the television field.  Aided by cue cards and  carefuly tailored scripts, these  ministers go through their  paces in consummate attention  to detail, moving deftly from  scene to scene with artistry and  poignancy, tugging at the  hearts and purse-strings of the  audience beyond the sound  stage.  They bring on big names  from the sports, political and  film worlds, validating the  authority of their message by  the drawing-power of their big-  name guests with all the skill of  a sideshow barker, and moving  deftly from witnessing to  evangelizing to healing, with  each segment coming in neatly  on cue and never missing the  beat of the fast-paced schedule.  There seems to be little doubt  of the success of these "instant  churches" whrch can invade the  living room of the millions of  high-rise apartment dwellers,  either of the affluent set, or the  inner-city dweller alike. They  pace their presentation so that  it catches up the listener or  viewer, no matter what stage of  the program they turn on, and  they pitch their appeals skilfully and unobtrusively  throughout the broadcast.  They are delightfully impersonal, drawing up the lonely  and unfulfilled from the concrete canyons of the city,  plucking their heart-strings,  turning them on spiritually,  and then leaving them to their  privacy at the flick of a switch.  Ostensibly, the electronic  ministry is bringing people to  an awareness of God, propo-  gating the gospel of Christ, and  awakening their audiences of  all ages and cultures to the  power of God's Holy Spirit.  The hour-long programs of  the hottest electronic evangelists cost literally thousands of  dollars per minute to produce  and showcase and this means  enormous amounts of money  must be raised, just to get the  show on the air. The listening  public is asked to pony up this  money for production costs,  and in return is guaranteed  spiritual benefits, such as  salvation, healing and concise  guides for daily living.  In recent times, this new and  glamorous ministry has moved  out of the arena of being a vital  supplement to the religious life  of the community, especially  the shut-ins, and restricted  travellers. Now the big programs air at the same time as  the majority of churches, and  are in direct competition,  offering the glittering spectacle  in the comfort of the living  room, as opposed to the inconvenience of dressing in Sunday  best and travelling to the  neighbourhood church.  True, many of the major  electronic evangelists continue  to pay lip service to the  traditional churches which  helped many of them to get  their electronic foot in the  living room door, but it is a sad  statistical fact that less than 4  per cent of the "converts" of  these evangelical crusaders of  the air waves ever join local  churches.  The electronic ministry challenges the listeners only to  make a decision for Christ, be  healed, expect good things and  an enriched and fruitful life,  and to send in a donation! By  contrast, the traditional church  calls upon people to brush up  against one another, to work  together in tedious and often  humdrum tasks, and to raise  money for such mundane  things as repairing the gutters  or fixing the church roof.  It would be unrealistic to say  that the electronic minisry is  pirating people away from the  traditional church, simply by  using such tactics as showmanship, easy commitment, heady  assurances���there would have  been the opportunity for  anything to move in to the  vacuum of enthusiasm, spiritual values, scriptural guidance  and meaningful worship that  was the plight of many of the  traditional churches.'  It seems fair to say, however,  that the electronic "one-on-  one" illusion of Christian  rapport creates an unrealistic  relationship between the charismatic   evangelist   and   the  "congregation"  narcotized  member. __^^__^  It seems also fair to say that  this transient approach to  salvation, and the almost nonexistent call for Christian  fellowship and service, is doing  a disservice to the gospel which  calls men and women to love  one another, and to become  humble servants, obedient to  God's call for service.  There is little doubt that it  would be equally unfair to  decry the electronic ministry,  which certainly does reach out  to many who would otherwise  never hear the word of God,  even if it does not provide the  continuing support and edification of the church which  Christ called into fellowship,  and support of one another.  The problem seems to be that  the electronic age, with its facile  approach to life, created a  good-looking and well-conditioned ball carrier at the  precise moment when the  traditional church had fumbled  the ball rather decisively.  It appears, as we enter 1980,  to be another in a long series of  problems which have plagued  the traditional church since its  inception.  And it certainly presents a  glamorous face!  AUTO  GLASS  Wooden,  Aluminum,  and  Conversion  Windows  FRAMED!  CUT MIRRORS  re Mmhiify  )//h?fe/wS/em&[  Sudden death in the family  can cause shock and bewilderment and make It  difficult for you to make  important decisions In time  of need. That's why we urge  you to make arrangements  in advance. We guide you  through all the planning;  no   details   are   overlooked.  _ZI D A. Devlin  \~f      Director  1665   Seaview  m  quirer.  Further, I want no reward  for this work. The only reward  necessary has been the gratification of putting to rest the  fantastic and incredible mumblings of quasi-scientific prediction writers.  1. Russian scientists will invent  the square egg and solve at  last the eternal problem of  the eggs rolling off the table.  2. During the '80's, decadence,  greed and selfish overindulgence will increase despite  demands for conservation  and sharing.  3. Children will become even  less fashionable during the  '80's, a trend which will  continue until the year 2004.  4. The year 1984 will come and  go and people will laugh at  Orwell's prediction, not  realizing it had come to pass  without their knowing.  5. On a more positive note:  toward the end of the '80's  scientific management techniques, centralization of  organizational decision  making and the use of  computers in allocating  personnel will prove to be  ineffective and counterproductive leading to a  democratizing trend in organizational practice.  6. In a desperate attempt to  maintain itself as a viable  political party, the Liberals  will attempt to merge with  the N.D.P.  7. The middle class, particularly those in the $30,000 to  $50,000 income bracket will  suffer various psychological disorders in epidemic  proportions to the extent  that the federal government  concerned about its major  tax source, will declare an  emergency campaign to  combat middle-class neurosis.  8. Gold will be worth $4,500 an  ounce by 1989. Poor people  will be buying iron at $2.50  an ounce.  9. Less oil will be consumed in  1988 than was consumed in  1985.  lO.Near the end of the 1980's  the Soviet Union will occupy  New Zealand, at the invitation of the government in  order to protect the New  Zealanders from outside  forces.  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(  All interested applicants call Al, 883-9046; Meg,  883-2637; Flora, 883-9190.  jflg ��� *&���**'*lb'' �������V��� w*a����' �������������" WsB^Wsi  V  ��� ��  Sflfi  'SECHELT OFFICE   SERVICES  Jo Fisher Prop.  * easterner Reproduction  ^Telephone Answering  ���secretarial services  685-2732  (KEEP FOR REFERENCE)  THIS CARD?  If not, you may lose your right to vote  FEBRUARY 18th!  IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED  YOURCARD-  Check this list  of phone numbers.....  ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?  Yes, if you are a Canadian citizen, age 18 or over,  and were residing in Canada on December 31,  1979. You will already have received your Notice  of Enumeration Card in the mail, if you were  enumerated for the last General Election. This  card confirms that your name is on the Voters'  List for the February 18th Federal Election.  YOU MAY NOT HAVE  RECEIVED YOUR CARD IN THE  MAILBECAUSE-  Since lust May 22nd...  ��� You've moved  ��� You've turned 1H  ��� You've changed your name  ��� You've become a Canadian Citizen  ��� You were not enumerated for the  last Cieneral Election.  GIBSONS  CALL  POWELL RIVER  485-9756  If you don't have the above CARD and live in  a City or Town listed below, call (collect if  necessary) the phone number shown.  Langdale, Roberts Creek,  Sechelt call Powell River  485-9756  ELECTIONS  CANADA  Elections Canada i�� fbrAomraf) n��n partisan Agem-*  rr.i/Jon.wMr (��r htthUng ftrfi ml Ktti lions.  untUr thr iiirr<li���n a/ thr f Air/ Klectani Otfurr of Canada.  Mr ,han Man ll.tm.l  Pubhshvti by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. ���1  Coast News, January 15, 1980  Basketball tournament  at Elphie this weekend  Hlphinstone's senior basketball teams will host teams from  C'loverdalc, Vancouver and  North Vancouver this weekend  in the annual Cougar Invitational tournament.  I he two-day, eight-game  tournament will begin Friday  iftcrnoon, January IS. with a  girls' name between Sutherland  "i North Vancouver and Cariboo Hill and a boys' contest  featuring Sutherland and Lord  Pweedsmuir of Cloverdale,  At 6:30 Friday, the Elphin-  stone girls will play Tweeds-  muir.and in the feature game at  8:00, Elphinstone will face the  < ariboo Hill bovs' team.  Losers of the first two games  will play at 3.30 and 5:00 on  Saturday, winners at 6:30 and  8:00.  The tournament was not  held in 1979 but two years ago  Elphinstone came within a  few seconds of winning both  the girls' and boys' titles. The  girls took their position of the  tournament while the boys  gave up a basket in the final  seconds and lost to Cariboo  Hill.  The Cougars go into the  tournament with a 12-6 record,  including a first-place finish in  the Lillooet tournament and  strong showings in three other  tournaments. The boys' team,  coached by Roger Douglas,  runs a fast offence and a  pressing defence. Elphinstone  has scored two wins over  Twccdsmuir and one over  Cariboo Hill this season and  finished third in thcSutherland  tournament, which was won by  the host school.  The Elphinstone girls  whipped Tweedsmuir 64-18 in  their last game and are hoping  the weekend games will be  good preparation for upcoming tournaments at Port Co-  quitlam and Burnaby North.  Admission for each day of  the Cougat Invitaional will be  75c (50c with student card).  Pender grateful  The Pender Harbour Medical  Clinic Society gratefully acknowledges the generous donations from the list of people  mentioned, in lieu of sending  Christmas greetings to their  local friends:  Bill & Edith McNaughton  Jim & Yvonne Hamblin  Mary Lcdingham  Lil & Les Beharrell  Emmie & Eric Brooks  Ivy & Bill White  Frank & Isabel McWhinnic  Bessie & Bill Williamson  Kay Colwell  Carole Maynard  Mrs. F. Hclliar  Bruce & Sylvia Woodswofth'  Happy Holiday Greetings|tti3  all.  197a  Pontlac Astra  Hatchback  2 dr.  4 cyi. Auto.  Bucket seats  Radio  Only 29,000 miles  Red/red interior  S2.395.oo  South Coast Ford  885-3181  I  Strikes and spares  Some of the action in the game at Elphinstone High between the Chatelech Blues and  Whites during the Grade 8 basketball tournament last weekend. In both the boys' and  the girls' competitions the Elphi Gold teams took first place. Basketball tans take note  that the Cougar's Invitational Tournament is this Friday and Saturday.  RCMP challenge Klunks  h\ Hud Mulcaster  I he Classic League bowled  just before Christmas and  Dianne Fitchell rolled a 314  single and 970 for 4 games. Ken  Skyttc rolled a 322 single and  960 for 4 and Freeman Reynolds had high 4 with 978. That  takes care of last year.  The Legion League started  lirst after New Years and Ed  Kingston rolled a 306 single  and Mario Casoria came up big  with a 365 single and 776 for 3.  Debbie Hildehrandt was high  roller for the Ladies with a 253-  f.SS score.  The Classic League got  started again and some good  -.aires: Andv Henderson, 310-  997; Ralph Roth. 321-931;  Terry Columns, 334-877; and  Jeff Mulcaster, 367-1170. Hazel Skytte was high lady with  241 and X92 for 4. Rounding  out   Ihe   scoring   was   Frank  On the slopes  Redshaw, 274-915; Don Slack,  289-946; and Freeman Reynolds, 262-984.  Nora Solinsky got started in  the Tuesday Coffee League with  a 320 single and a 691 triple, put  it into second gear and rolled a  340 single and an 817 triple in  the Wednesday Coffee League.  (Can hardly wait for third  gear!) In the same League  Vickie Allen had a 317 game  and Bonnie McConnell had a  251-705 score. The team of  Nora, Bonnie. Vickie, Helen  Yarmola and Jennifer Fallis  rolled a team high single game  of 1451 which is the highest  team single this bowling season. Out of the 50 frames they  rolled a combined total of 26  strikes.  In the Gibsons 'A' League the  high rollers were Phyllis Gur-  ney, 266-729; Bob Ford, 282-  743; and Terry Cormons, 270-  777.  Norm Lambert had a 309  single and 744 for 3 in the  Swingers League and in the Ball_  and Chain League Jane Coates  was high lady rolling 259 and  692; Freeman Reynolds had a  320-778 score; and picture  perfect Brian Butcher had a 313  single and an 802 triple.  The snow and lousy weather  cut into our ranks Thursday  night but we still had over half  or our intrepid bowlers out and  in the Phuntastique League,  Dot Robinson rolled a 301  single and a 743 triple and  Ralph Roth a 303 single and  737 for 3. Debbie McDonald  was high lady in the Legion  League with a 230-578 score  and Dave McBrayne high  scorer for the men with a 287-  761 score.  We wish you all a Happy  New Year and good luck for the  next 12 months.  Sunshine Coast RCMP have  issued a challenge to the Old  Klunks for a hockey game to be  played on Saturday, 16 February, 1980, at Sechelt Arena.  The proceeds will be in aid of  the BCTV Telethon, to be held  on the same weekend.  Although the Old Klunks  narrowly defeated the RCMP  on the scoreboard the big  winners last year were the  Arena and Telethon.  We, the RCMP, have made  some summer trades that we  feel will bolster our squad  sufficiently to come out on the  winning side of the scoreboard.  Cst. Hansen has been delegated  to a Farm Team to play himself  into shape. He may be recalled  for this contest. We have also  picked up a goaltender who is  so fast that when he goes to bed  he can turn out the light, and  get undressed and be in bed  before the room is dark.  We have heard reports that  the star of last year's Old  Klunks squad, Hurricane  Howsley, has blown himself  out into something less than a  tropical storm. Our scouting  team will have further reports  Police Bonspeil  on the Old Klunks' progress in  future weeks.  We hope to gain the same  support as last year in the form  of pledges and attendance at [  this event.  If your Club has any  Sports News and you  want it in the Paper,  contact Ian Corrance at  886-2622 or 886-7817.  Professional Repair & Service  to your  oil & electric heating equipment  -AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR-  Two legs of the Police  Bonspeil were played over the  last weekend. Twelve rinks  played in Gibsons and tne  other 12 in Chilliwack. Three  rinks from the local playoffs  and two from Chilliwack will  take part in the zone Finals to be  played in Kelowna. In local  competition, the A event was  won by the Edlund Rink from |  the Vancouver R.C.M.P. headquarters, The Vancouver City I  Police team skipped by Giles I  won the B event, and the C I  event was taken by the Mann  team   from   the   Vancouver |  R.C.M.P.  ,���ssoj  Gulf  Air pollution  In Canada, air pollution was  significantly reduced at local  levels during the 1970's. Environment Canada is working  toward further reductions by  CALL NOW   886-7111  THOMAS HEATING  14 ytars experience. Serving the Coast since 1967.  Charge! Mailercharge  by Roberta Esau  The Tetrahedron Ski Club  met on January 10 and outings  and activities for the month of  January were planned. On  Sunday, January 13, a trip up  Mi. Elphinstone was scheduled. Sunday, January 20, was  chosen as the day to ski in the  Dakota Bowl area. Interested  kicrs will meet at the Home-  .tead Drive-in parking lot at  10:00 a.m.  A Family Day will be held on  Sunday, January 27 and skiers  are encouraged to bring their  children as the trails chosen will  not he difficult and there will be  a warming fire at the club's  trailer, if snow conditions are  right in that area. Otherwise the  club will ski in the Dakota  Bowl. Once again the Home-  ���tead starting place.  Ihe Club has a wide variety  of cross-country ski equipment  which it lends to members and  non-members alike. For more  information about equipment  lending, call Jan or Charlene  De Reus ,ii 886-2046,  I here will be a cross-country  ski booth in the Sunnycrest  Mall in Ciibsons on Friday  evening, January 18 and Saturday afternoon, January 19, put  on hy the Tetrahedron Club.  Members will display equipment, model ski clothing, and  answer questions about any  aspect of cross-country skiing.  I here will also he photographs  and slides of skiing on the  Sunshine Coast as well asother  areas in B.C. The public is  encouraged to visit the booth  ami find out more about this  popular sport. Remember that  the club welcomes new members ai any time  The Club has rented the  Gibsons swimming pool for its  members from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.  on every Sunday in January.  After a full day's skiing, lucky  club members can relax in the  hot swirlpool or paddle in the  big pool.  The Caribou Marathon,  B.C.'s biggest cross-country ski  event, will be held on January  26 at 100 Mile House and  several Tetrahedron Club  members will be attending.  They are all entering with the  hopes of successfully completing the 50 km course. Watch  this column for their results in  this endeavour.  Local ski conditions are  reportedly good due to our  recent snowfall. Access into  local mountain areas is not  great but if you're willing to  hike a little way (less than a  mile) you can get into some nice  skiing areas.  identifying new control technology, determining tolerable  levels, checking automobile  emissions and, together with  provincial and local governments, enforcing the Clean Air  Act  MWMMMMMMMMM  1979 Ford  Fairmont oaia  4 dr. sedan  Economical 6 cyi.  Auto., P.S./P.B.  AM-FM stereo  Tutone blue  Blue velour interior  Styled road wheels  Less than 3,900 miles  Save$  t7,295.����  Sooth Cout Ford  885-3281  MMRMMMsMMMMMW  $200 IN PRIZE M0NEV   $5 ENTRY FEE  The Pool Hail Question Of The uieeh  Sunshine Coast snooker champion  Where Are vou?  Tuesday night - 7-8:30 p.m. Couples - Half Price  Erickson's rink from Sechelt are shown here playing against the Jennings rink from  Richmond. They won this game in the A event, but lost the next two straight.  WMMNMMMMWMMM1  1977  Honda  Hatchback  4 cyi., 4 spd.  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Just come and hear the dynamic realism of this sound.  Excellent selection ol Pioneer stereo components.  Call Ed or Gordie  885-9816  Cowrie St., Sechelt  SUNSHINE COAST TELEVISION  SALES & SERVICE LTD.  ��� m  T Coast News, January 15, 1980  Snow scenes  Maryanne's viewpoint  by Maryanne West  |��a��A has not anything to show more"fair:  \>ull would he be of soul who could pass by  I sight so touching in its majesty:  Jhis Land now doth like a garment wear  ihe beauty of the snow."  with apologies to Words-  woith for taking liberties with  his; expression of delight in  being on Westminster Bridge as  dawn was breaking seeing the  ships, towers, domes, theatres  una .temples lie, all bright and  flittering in the smokeless air",  hut Mind it hard to empathize  with those who moan about the  snow.  It's true that a snowfall often  Miidusly discombobulates the  ucll-madc plans of mice and  men, makes driving hazardous,  pi events children from going to  school, makes for extra chores  ;md sooner or later will show  up our unpreparedness for  winter, forgetting to lay in  enough coarse salt, putting off  .netting those snow tires put on,  etc.  However, I'm sure it's good  foi us to have the even tenor of  oujr lives upset once in a while,  saves us from becoming stuck  in a rut, making a god out of  nujf little daily routines, forgetting routine is a means not  an end in itself.  As for driving, instead of  being an automatic process  while one's mind deals with  other matters on another level,  it becomes a challenge, needing  onp's full concentration, with  resultant glow of satisfaction as  one's mission is safely accomplished. Just what those rou-  line lives of ours crave, a little  excitement and a real test of our  skills. Makes us re-evaluate the  necessity for all those trips to  the store too!  It's always seemed a shame  to me to send little children to  school when it snows���it's such  magical stuff, it graces us so  rarely and around these parts  it's most unlikely to last until  William Wordsworth  the weekend. In fact it so often  turns to rain within 24 hours.  Imagine yourself, nine years  old sitting ina classroom  looking out at snow 'or sledding, for snowball fights, for  snowmen or just for walking  where no man has gone before.  Have wc let the eternal child  within all of us become so over  grown with the cares and  responsibilities of adult life that  the sight of snow no longer  gladdens the heart and makes  our spirits sing?  And we were so lucky to  wake up Thursday morning to  12 inches of dry powdery snow  and blue skies. Everything  from fenccposts to birdfeeders  to the dry heads of last years  tansy flowers wearing jaunty  white hats, "snowflowers"  blossoming in the bushes and  lodged in the branches of the  dogwood trees and the bunches  of crimson hawthorn berries  decorated with white ruffles.  The familiar scene transformed  overnight to a faerieland  sparkling with jewels in the sun.  Have you noticed how snow  delineates the special growth  characteristics of each specie of  tree? Covering the hemlocks  with a shawl, outlining the  three-fingered sprays of Douglas fir as they overhang each  other in layers like the feathers  on a bird's wing; finding little  settling room on the stubby  smooth barked maple twigs but  etching alders with fine white  lines ��� and bobbles atop the  bunches of dormant catkins  and seed cones; the scalloped  growth of dogwood branches  bright against the dark forest  while cedar branches cascade in  green with traces of snow  lodging here and there.  The dry grass heads beside  the road which one wouldn't  ordinarily notice growing from  clumps of decaying leaves, now  rise gracefully from a snowdrift  heads plumed with shining  crystals sparkling in the sunlight. Among them old seed  heads from many plants we  choose to despise and call  weeds, dock and plantain,  millfoil and steeplebush, now  they all blossom���things of  beauty on roadside verge, as  snow is caught among the  umbels, panicles, bracts and  tendrils projects the symmetry  of natural growth patterns.  Snow docs that for us, covering  up the rough spots bringing  new perspectives, giving us an  opportunity to see our world  with new eyes.  Janie's first snow. After  initial suspicion of this queer  white stuff which apparently  eliminates all those familiar  smells which are so important  to dogs, she finds it tastes tingly  and exhilarating, excited she  runs and jumps like an enormous jack-rabbit.  With an Australian friend  transferred by the speed of jet  travel from 39 degrees celcius  temperatures one day to Canadian snow the next, we walk  what used to be Charman's  trail to the Village. I first knew  it as a delightful shady walk  through the woods, more  recently it has been widened, a  swathe roughly cleared for a  hydro line, but today the scars  arc hidden beneath the blanket  of snow, the road is in shadow,  the snow squeaks underfoot,  but the sun touches the tree-  tops, an eagle soars above us in  the blue sky and a vista reveals  Mount Elphinstone, dazzling  white in brilliant sunlight,  wreathed with the wispy remnants of early morning cloud.  This surely is our northern  heritage and when snow comes  we should put our everyday  lives on hold, make a holiday  and rejoice.  Carefree gardening  Sandy's Back! Can Spring be  far behind?  by Sandy Loam  The snow is gone, washed  away by the heavy rains in  about   six   hours.   Amazing!  Marty   bulbs   are   peeking  through though I have yet to  nil 'any  drifts  of the  very  expansive, early blooming,  douljfe snow drops which were  ihe oa;use of financial ruin last  fall.  However,   we  do   have  I'linupses galore and in their  w ake happy thoughts of spring.  I WJhe East winter has yet to  Uikii.full hold but lucky us in  B.CJMl  think  last  week was  our \vlnter and a good one for  the plants. We received a nice  eo/y; blanket of snow which  kcplHie plants warm throughout the cold spell and did not  idvjSsely   affect  anything.  Unllft last year when we got  the heavy frost without the  'lanjjt  and   I   lost  all  my  memories and a great many  bulbs.'  1980   looks   to  be  a  bonanza  year  with  the  new  tncinones   well   up  and   the  rimroses ready to bloom.  I lire's a trick that will bring  hose   lovely   Primroses   into  our'hoine early and you won't  nss:a thing in your garden...  ine a bowl or basket with lots  f wood moss. Dig up two or  hree  contrasting groups  of  ri ill rises, preferably Ihe ones  th the most buds and a fair  mount of soil and fit them  nugly   into  your  container,  eep moist and place on any  able near a window. They will  loom very quickly and your  ward for this tiny amount of  MMWMMMWMM*MM|  work will be spring blossoms  for several weeks with the  added attraction of a light  haunting fragrance.  The real glory of this system  is that when these flowers have  finished blooming you may  tuck them back into your  garden where they will quickly  recoup from their early blooming and go right on to bloom  several more times this year. In  the meantime you simply steal  another clump for the drawing  room. In keeping with our 1980  motto for the eighties, "fresh  flowers in the home every day  of the year," you will find that  you can happily keep this up  until your bulbs are flowering.  In fact if you had been on your  garden snooping toes and I not  away, you could have started  this sneaky little business  before Christmas and simply  kept it up. I am, of course, presupposing that every garden is  just naturally filled with Primroses as most are. If you have  none or few of these faithful,  sturdy and bright little plants  then your garden is incomplete  as they arc inclined to mass  beautifully in borders and they  come in almost every colour of  the rainbow including deep  blue and purple. Every garden  shop should have them soon  and if you buy just a few each  year they propogatc readily on  their own and require splitting  every two years or so. Soon  your garden will be carpeted at  very little noticeable expense.  The young ladies at Pentangle  Plants in Sechelt can usually be  relied upon to be first in the  year with this charming idea  and  what  a  lovely gift for  someone you love.  Finally, after years of whining and torture with my  dreadful old Latin type, black  and white garden book, I must  send fervent thanks to delightful Rose Nicholson at the  Sechelt Book Shop for discovering the most gorgeous,  colourful, hand-painted, gardening encyclopedia I have  ever seen WITH the common  names as well as Latin listed for  the page. (No confusion of page  versus plate.) This magnificent  book, The Hamlyn Book of  Flowers, was a publisher's  clearance deal at a very low  price and I am thrilled beyond  measure to have it. Helpful  Rose is now working to find me  just the right book of wild-  flowers. Never again will I have  to thumb, scrabble, and cuss  my way through the drab,  cluttered, windy old thing I  had, which was fit only for a  ribbon clerk trying vainly to  impress his peers. So happy  gardeningand happyl980 lo all  and let's make a New Year's  oath to start early with the  gardens this year and make the  Sunshine Coast the prettiest  and most colourful area in B.C.  (which it really is anyway).  ���: >M= * * * * + + * * * *  NDP  xOO*S'0*  tAsfcaiAftaiaAAstffitJ  1967  F0M F-250  C/W 11'  security  camper  only 52,000 miles  |   V8, 4 spd.  Radio plus 8 track  Tutone blue and white  Complete unit only  (3.995.����  tf nth Cent Ford  mmtmtm  WjNIEBROOK LODGE*  fir  il  .1  ill  On the Beautiful Sunshine Coast at Gower Point  ��� Guestrooms (BreakfastIncluded)  * Dining Room    886-9033     gSKnieAchSrharo  Farmland  disappears  In Canada as a whole. 5.1'<  of the land built upon bs 71  expanding urban areas was  formerly improved agricultural  land, used for cropland, improved pasture, horticulture,  orchards and vineyards.  It didn't take long for the sleds to be out during last weeks' snow fall. It wasgreat fun..  ..even if it did occasionally end in a pile up.  At Harmony Hall  by Irene Bushfield  The Gibsons Branch of the  O.A.P.O. held their first General Meeting of the '80's at  Harmony Hall on Monday,  January 7 at 2 p.m. We  attended first to 'old business'  and committee reports. The  reports on our December  activities included the Shopping Trip on December 12  when we explored the Waterfront Market on Granville  Island, shopped at Oakridge  for a while, then spent the  evening at Frank Baker's Attic  taking in a dinner and show.  Altogether, a very pleasant  day. We plan to have more trips  during the year so please let us  know your preferences as to  where you would like to go. So  far we have in mind a trip to  Whistler Mountain, Belling-  ham and a Garden Tour.  A vote of thanks went to  Gladys Coates and her band of  helpers for the Christmas  Dinner served on December 15.  The food was delicious, the  atmosphere most pleasant and  everyone happily joined in the  carol singing afterwards.  We saw the old year out with  our usual New Year's Eve Party  which proved to be one of our  most enjoyable affairs thanks  to Bill Malyea, our Master of  Ceremonies, and his toe-  tapping dance music. We said  goodbye to 1979 with Auld  Lang Syne then heralded the  New Year and a new decade  with noisy, merry fanfare and it  was the desire of every well-  wisher that ALL should have  greater prosperity, better  health and many more good  times in 1980  After winding up the old  business the chair was taken by  our new president, Gladys  Coates. In her opening remarks Gladys commended  past-president Helen Raby for  her part in the improvements of  the club's facilities, and especially for the healthy state of  our financial affairs. Gladys  also said that she hoped to see  many more social activities  added to our calendar of events  and with this in mind plans to  start an Over-40 Club of which  we shall hear more later.  New business included the  appointment of convenors for  various positions. Vic Eckstein  agreed to continue with Hall  Rentals. Anyone interested  should phone him at 886-9510.  Mary Eaglestonc is our Sunshine Convenor again for  another year. If you know of  any member who is sick, either  at home or in hospital, please  give Mary a ring. She would  like to be informed. Irene  Bushfield will be looking after  Trips And Tours.  Our regular activities at  Harmony Hall continue as  follows: The General Meetings  are held on the first Monday of  the month at 2 p.m. Social Teas  with Bingo are held on the  second and third Monday of  the month at 2 p.m. Carpet  Bowling with Social is held  every Wednesday afternoon at  1 p.m. Public Bingo takes place  every Thursday evening starting at 7:45 p.m. The last  Saturday of the month is'  reserved for our Pot Luck  Suppers and Card Games. Our  next  supper  is on Saturday.  1974  Toyota P/u  c/w F.G. canopy  Green/black interior  4 cyi., 4 spd.  W.L. mirrors  Rear step bumper  One owner unil  (2.495.����  South Coast Ford  885-3M1  For Sale   i  By Owner I  Very Nice Acreage j|  on   Mason   Rd.,   West Ji  Sechelt. 8.43 Acres with 69  yr. old, 1500 sq. ft. split  level Rancher, electric  ;ind wood heat. 5 major  appliances included plus  500 sq. ft. lined and  insulated shop with 220  power. Almost 3 acres yi  cleared and landscaped. (I  Keyhole seaview. Large "'  cement goldfish pond,  some fruit trees Year A]  round Wakefield (reek (i  runs through bai k ol ��J  property. Asking $K9,000J  |   Ph. 885-5003 J  YOUR AUTOPLAN  Taking care of  all your Real Estate Needs  Seaside Plaza Evenings  886-2000    Norm Peterson Dennis Suveges  886-9121     886-2607       or 886-7264  January 26; do hope lo sec you  there. The Pool Table and our  Library are available for use  whenever the Hall is open. The  books are free���just return  them when you are finished  with them.  Our members also meet at  Gibsons Bowling Lanes every  Tuesday afternoon at 1:30  p.m.; join in the Senior Adults  Swim at Gibsons Pool on  Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.  and participate in an Activity  Session which is being held the  first Thursday of every month  at the home of Irene Bushfield.  At these sessions we promote  ideas and make handcraft items  for the Hall and Sales. If you  cannot attend, you can still  help by donating materials and  doing some of the homework  given out at the meetings. We  use and re-cycle many items  including stamps and Christmas cards.  Concern was expressed that  soon the O.A.P.O. pension will  no longer stretch to meet the  rising cost of living caused by  inflation, expecially in this area  as we do not have the benefit of  transport which would enable  pensioners to take advantage of  sale specials. There is one thing  however, that has remained  stable for some years now and  is the best bargain available  and that is the cost of membership in this organization which  is still only $2 for one year.  Now is the time to renew  membership for luK(). and new  members would be most welcome. Phone Ted Dinsley for  information.  A LIMM. CEDAR H0ITIES  A  921-8010  921-9268  Independently Distributed by  M.D.MACKENZIE LIMITED  Display Home  and Office  6342 Bay St.  Horseshoe Bay  West Vancouver  V7W 2G9  111 III UPhoistery ft  1.11. Boat tops Ltd.  Boat   A^*"       ^K?        A  up,025^TARPS  99  **>><*  s6.  & up  9s:  9lai  ���ttrSQjrgS^  ��� Interiors  rcr,  ,*<>,  eein,  ���tit**  ��uSe  All  Suplies  for the  >   Oo-lt-  ^Ofi.��WYourse,,e  ione Stop covers Everything*  it   1779Wyngaert  Gibsons 886-7310     4  The permanent  Vinyl Sundeck     durodek  duradek  WOOD HEATING CENTRE  Gutters  &  Siding  STEP UP TO QUALITY  Armstrong  LINOLEUM  Gafstar  Merit  KITCHEN Citation  CUPBOARDS Carefree  Westmills  Burlington  CARPETS  Seneca  Celanese  Caravellc  N \ut*  lat       No Obligation  Richard Sasaratt  886-7411  886-8023  Carpet-Cabinet -Ceramic  Bw Hour..       Centre     ss6-i76s  New Hours.  Tues. ��� Sat.  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  A division of  Howe Sound Distributors I id  886-27*5  North Rd., Gibsons 1  10.  Coast News, January 15, 1980  Cooper at Council  Swimming pool costs  The recreation chairman.  Alderman Metcalfe, reported  that he is in the preliminary  stattes of a study of the  swimming pool operating deficit expected to be at least  $60,000 this year. "We will look  ���it suggestions to enlarge the  facility for other uses, and  perhaps we will have to curtail  the number of programs to cut  expenses.  "At present we just don't  Knew what we will have to do  to ease this burden "il the  taxpayer," said Metcalfe. He  said that labor, light, power,  and heat tire the cost factors  that have to be considered.  Labor costs about $90,000 a  year and the others about  $18,500.  Dogs loose  Metcalfe reported that dog  catcher Margaret Mcldrum  plans .1 split shift to cope with  the complaints that dogs are  tunning loose at night and in  the early morning. The day  after the Council meeting  several taxpayers reported that  the recent snowfall surprised  them with a record of the  number of dogs running  through their yards, and a-  nother said she sighted four  dogs loose on the street between Tfie Hunter Gallery shop  and Ken's during the afternoon, and still another was still  seething after being all but  bitten by a dog as she walked  past a residence near the post  office.  And still on the topic of  dogs���Mayor Cioddard reported that the Regional Board  had referred complaints of  dogs on school grounds to the  School Hoard with the suggestion the School Board make  some arrangement for the  service of the Village dog  catcher. ^   Kelly leaving  Metcalf also reported that  the storing of junk metal on the  road allowance outside Bob  Kelly's property would cease  since Kelly had told him he was  moving away at the end of  January. "If we can rely 6n that  statement, we'll be rid of an  eyesore," said Metcalfe. '*Sure  can," boomed Kelly's voice  from the spectators' chairs.  Miscellaneous  Alderman Labonte reported  that he would not recommend  that the Village contract for the  lease of the wharf and floats  until a thorough study has been  made of the administrative  changes   that   the   Fisheries  Department may impose. Once  again Alderman Labonte announced that hook-up charges  for water and sewer had to be  increased to meet the expenses  involved.  The clerk reported that  I.C.B.C. has teconsidered its  decision concerning the Cavalcade blast and will process  claims, subject to the Village  acknowledging that this is not a  precedent for future claims.  An independent adjuster will  je retained and the procedures  of adjusting claims have yet to  be determined. The Village will  have a $500 deductible to pay  on the sum of these claims.  The clerk recommended a  bid of $5,000 from Gibsons  Ready Mix be accepted for the  Chimo trailer that the Village  X  has used as a public works  office and lunch room.  Ammendments to the Land  Titles Act give a municipal  planning officer definite latitude in approving land subdivisions. Section 85.1 states in  part "the approving officer may  refuse to approve a subdivision  plan if he considers it against  the public interest". Section 87  lists reasons for the non-  approval of a subdivision.  These are, that it does not  conform to the Municipal Act,  or to municipal zoning and  subdivision regulations, or to  the adopted official settlement  or community plan.  The B.C. Government Employees Union is moving into  Gibsons. A notice from the  Labour Relations Board slated  ^^^^^J     Thanks  To all those who helped in so many ways arranging Christmas decorations and  making Christmas activities in the Lower Village so much fun.  jibsons Harbour Business Association meets the 1st Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Heron (  Next Executive Meeting:   Thursday, January 17th, 7:30 p.m. in the Heron  N  Mays  886-2715  Drop in & check  our  Monday  Specials!  Open 9:30-5:30 p.m.  Lower Gibsons  SOLE COHTIHUES  with fantastic savings on even  ,. more items.  % Mix & Match Sets  Co-ordinates  Shoes ��� Slippers ��� Bags  Snuggle Gowns  & Sleepwear  Helen's Fashion Shoppe  Lower Gibsons  886-9941  GIBSONS  SHELL  SERVICE  I General Service   886*2572  Downtown Gibsons  Monday thru Saturday  8 a.m. -8 p.m.  Sunday: 11 a.m. -6 p.m.  2-X?  HDP Bookstore/  886-7744  I Corner Of School &  Gower Point Roads  CURRENT ARRIVALS  Opening Doors - Vancouver's East End  plus other Sound Heritage editions  TRADE PAPERBACKS  Ashes in the Wind      A Distant Mirror  Kathleen Woodwiss Barbara Tuchman  (fiction) (non-fiction)  Science Fiction: Lathe of Heaven  Ursala Le Guin  MARINE  ELECTRONICS}  Deceit Murine Radar  S&TVHF&SSB&  Universe (li  ATTENTION FISHERMEN!  Slurt thinking NOW about  Upgrading &/or Servicing your  ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT  for the coming season  See Lome, 886-TOIft  ���t Across Irom the Co-op. w��w  <tw  Hours:  Mon.-Thurs.  6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Fri.-Sat.        _^_  6:30 a.m. -  7:30 p.m.  _ Lower Gibsons  MMMMMM  ALL   SPORTS  MARINE  Expected increase at least ��50.���� per r  Discount plus increase could  sarawon 1980 price.  fa^J^  C<.fN)  Palchworh,Pine  and other Plea��ures  // you haven't  visited  Granny's,  please drop in  and browse!  flow issuing 1980  Autopian Re-newais  6 days per ween.  Call in for details of the  FAIR PROGRAM  See Real Estate section  for bargains in property.  January Hours:  Tues. to Sat.  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Bottom Of School Road  886-8355  ,    wffwriaf1**���^^"*���'     ' nun ii  >'i COME SHOP IN OLD GIBSONS  LI  .111   H   1  H LIL-1LU11  ^1 jiiiV'Hf  that an officer of the Ministry  of Labour will investigate the  merits of the application to  bring Village employees into  the union. Employees are to be  notified by the posting of  notices.  When the Council looked at  the School Board budget for  1980 which was sent to them for  information, it was noted that  the province pays less each year  and the property owner more.  In 1979 the local share was  88.81% which leaves the province paying 11.19%. Between  1975 and 1980 the gross budget  has more than doubled while  the number of pupils has  increased bv onlv 200.  r  1971  r  Ford F-250 P/U  Blue in colour  V8,4 spd.  Radio  W.C. mirrors    j  Rear step bumper)  Good condition  <1.995.����  South Coast Ford!  885-3X81  NOTICE  The Gibsons Public Library Association will  hold their Annual General Meeting at the  Gibsons Public Library, January 28,1980 at'  7:30 p.m. All members are invited to attend.,  ft  ROMAN CATHOLIC  SERVICES  Rev. Angelo De Pompa.  Parish Priest  Times of Masses  Saturday, 5:00 p.m.  St. Mary's, Gibsons  Regular Sunday Masses  9:0(1 a.m. Our Lady of Lourdes  Church. Sechelt  Indian Reserve  10:00 a.m. Holy Family  Church, Sechelt  12:00 noon St. Mary's Church,  Gibsons  Confessions before Mass  Phone: 885-9526 or 885-5201  (ilHSONS PENTECOSTAL  CHURCH  Highway & Martin  Sunday 9:45  Morning Worship 11:00  livening Fellowship 7:00  Home Bible Study  Call Pastor Ted Boodle  886-7107 or 886-9482  Affiliated with the  Pentecostal Assemblies of  Canada  CLAD TIDINGS  TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.  Evening Fellowship 6 p.m.  Bible Study - Wed. 7:30 p.m  Pastor Nancv Dykes  UNITED CHURCH pg  Davis Bay-St. John's United  Worship, Sunday 9:30 a.m.  Study Session  Thursday, 2:30 p.m.  (jibsons-tiihsons tlnited  Sunday School, 9:30 a.ir^,  Sunday Worship, 11:00 a,M|  Study Session      ��W  Tuesday. 7:30 p.m.  Prayer and Shan  Wednesday, 1:30 p.r  Pastor ^^^^  The Rev. George W. Inglis.ii l  Phone 886-2333  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sal.. 10 a.mt  Hour of Worship Sat., 11 a.it.  St. John's United Church I  Davis Bay  Pastor C, Drieberg  ..''  Everyone Welcome V  For information phone:  )  885-9750 or 883-2736     I  II Church Services  Dhnna BOC.OCOO   *�����  NOTICE BOARD  m\im<  886-7817.  Phone 886-2622  The Gibsons Public Library Association  will hold the Annual General Meeting a! the Gibsons Public  Library, January 28, 1980 at 7:30 p.m. All members are invited to ���  attend slaw  GIBSONS TOT LOT  Every Friday, 9:30 a m. to 11:30 a.m. Gibsons United Church hall  r���ii en���  �� 411 lor information TFN  Call Eileen, .  regis-  Bridge  Heron Cafe every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.  Pender Harbour Library  Every month new books are added to the Library Tuesday and  Thursday. 1:30 to 3:30 and Saturday 1:30 to 4:00 are the Library  hours.  Brldge at Sunshine Coast Golf Club  Games will be held the first and third Tuesdays ot each month  at the Golf Club, starling promplty at 7:30 p.m.  Sunshine Lapidary & Craft Club  Club meets 1st Wednesday every month at 7:30 p.m. For Information phone 885-2375 or 886-9204. tfn  Country Stars Square Dance Club  Dancing  every  Friday  night 8 -  11  at the Roberts Creek  Elementary School. 885-8027.  Elphlnstone Aerial Club  Meeting every second Wednesday ol the month at 8 p.m , at the Wilson Creek Club House.  Sunshine Coasl Arts Council  Regular meeting 3rd Tuesday ol every month at 7:30 p.m at the  Arts Center in Sechelt tfn  Western Weight Controllers  Meet every Thursday at to 00 a m   Everyone welcome   Foi I  irahon [jhone 885-9386 ^^^^^^  Roberts Creek Hospital Auxiliary  Every 2nd   Monday���Roberts Creek   Hospital   Auxiliary,   11   a.m.  St Aidan's Hall  Thrift Shop  Every Friday, 1��� 3 p.m. Thrill Shop  Gibsons United Church basement  Al-Anon Meeting  Every Thursday in Gibsons at 8:00 p m. For information call 886-  9569or 886-9037  Bargain Barn  The Bargain Barn of the Pender Harbour Health Clinic Auxiliary  is open on Thursday and Saturday afternoons from 1:00 until  3:30. T.F.N.  Swap Meet and Craft Fair  First Saturday of every month et Madeira Park Community Hall,  10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Call 883-9258 or 883-9375 for table bookings  or arrive before 10.00a.m.  Tops B.C. 578 Gibsons  Tops B.C 578 Gibsons will now meet in the Athletic Hall at  Armors Beach, Lower Gibsons, Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.  Sunshine Coast Navy League of Canada  Cadets and Wrenettes ages 10 to 13 will again meet Tuesday  nights. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.. United Church Hall. Gibsons. New  recruits welcomed.  Women's Aglow Fellowship  meet every third Tuesday of the month at Harmony Hall, Gibsons.  Babysitting  is available. All ladies welcome. For more  information please phone 886-7426 or 885-3356.  Canadian Calorie Counters  Meetings every Wednesday evening,  7 30 p.m.  Landing. Phone 886-8354. B  The Elphlnstone Pioneer Museum  n Saturdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for special tours Phone  Granthams  T.F.N.  s open 5  Sheila Kilson alter500 p.rt  16-9335.  TFN  m WAN I MlXWTMWIiHf/fi Wildlife  corner  by Ian Corrance  Lei Lake  The BC Outdoors magazine  has been in touch with the  Gibsons Wildlife Club. They  arc interested in doing a piece  on the proposed chemical  experimentation on Lei Lake  by the Simon Fraser University  scientists.  The club has sent them all the  information they have on it,  plus some of my negatives of  the lake.  To protest anything like this,  all publicity is good publicity,  and through the magazine we  should be able to reach a large  audience.  I hope it does some good and  that the SFU scientists take  their chemicals and stick them  somewhere more appropriate.  Vibert Boxes  Bob Hurst from the Salmon-  id Enhancement Program came  up to the Coast last week to  plant Vibert Boxes in Husdon  Creek.  These boxes have a very high  success rate and were to be  seeded with coho eggs and set  at various spots along the creek  bed. Unfortunately, after a day  of trudging through that snow  we had last week, he was unable  to come up with any fish and  had to abandon the project.  This is disappointing since the  Wildlife Club had been waiting  for quite a while to go ahead  with it. Ah well, there is always  another year.  Bufflehead  Unfortunately, the female  bufflehead that was rescued  from dogs behind the Trail Bay  Mall didn't make it. She was  doing fine, her feathers had  cleaned up nicely and she  looked like she was ready once  again for the wild, but the next  morning she was dead. There  must have been more than just  oiled feathers wrong with her.  Too bad. She was a friendly  little critter and won Man-  uane's heart.  Diary  Joan Thompson Warn  taught a Grade 5 class at  Roberts Creek School in 1967.  One of her projects was that the  students make up individual  nature diaries. With the permission of Bill Simpkins, I'll  repring some of his observations���they're great.  April 4, 1967. Otters.  "The location of the otter is in  Davis Bay, near the Chapman  Creek and the cliff is between the  otter's home and our house.  "Around the spring last year I  heard a barking which sounded  like a litter of pups (note: it  sounded like three pups) which  might have been a pack of  wolves or coyotes or even our  dogs, so I went to see. It was  coming from a pond so I started  down the cliff. By the time I got  down there I didn't hear the  barking any more, but I could  see them playing with their  father and mother in the pond.  April, 1967  "As I was watching the pond 1  could see that the pond was deep  (note: about four feet deep and  down to six) but when the stream  is low, the pond is not even one  foot deep in the deepest part.  This is probably why he is  sleeping or isn't there when it is  low and when it is high they go  out to play ( and I mean play).  "Eagles.  "Sometime around this date  two years ago, Mom and 1 saw a  bald headed eagle with four  babies in their nest on one of the  highest snags on the edge of the  river, where every so often it  dives and it brings back a fish.  "The mother eagle was trying  to get her young to fly and this is  how she went about it. She took  one by one out of the nest and  pushed him or her over so that  they would drop clear of any  branches sticking out in the way.  After doing this she would drop  down under her baby and catch  it. When doing this, she knows  that they will catch on and  slowly but surely they will fly.  The flying course might take one  or two days depending on  whether or not they are smart,  and if they will fly, or if the  mother has a lot of babies, or just  one or two.  "Wild Pigeons.  "The male is gray with a white  tail, and the female is all gray.  They sure have fun! They look  like they are playing tag or else  they are doing what Mr. Mac-  lavish calls Scottish love. The  pigeons like to eat fruit and elder  berries and alder bugs and sour  fruit, green fruit like green  cherries.  April 5, 1967  "Today I had a surprise.  As I was riding around our place  on my bike, 1 saw a familiar  figure. I thought it was a  woodpecker. I wanted to find out  where its nest was, but I was very  disappointed. I shot over there  and was looking where it went  then all at once it happened. I  nearly jumped out of my skin. A  .flying squirrel whizzed down on  me and just nicked my head. For  one thing, I didn't know it was a  flying squirrel when it attacked  me and I thought it was a  woodpecker which is different. I  sure did get out of there fast. And  1 aren't going back there either."  S^4sL  These are just a few excerpts  and I think it strengthens my  feeling that youngsters are  great observers of what is going  on around us.  Sightings  Here are a few sightings from  the past week. Members of the  Ski Club came across six  white-tailed ptarmigan up on  Elphinstone. The Gillets in  Roberts Creek had a hummingbird drop by for a visit, and  Mike McCowan reports that he  saw a golden eagle at Gower  Point.  I notice in the Marsh Society  newsletter that Kate Anger-  mever (no wonder 1 can never  Coast News, January 15, 1980  r  OF-ft. ft  Guess Where  The usual prize of $5.00 will be awarded to the first name drawn from the barrel with the  correct location of the above. Send your entries to the Coast News, Box 460, Gibsons,  B.C. Last week's winner was ten-year old Kim Simkins of Sechelt who correctly  located last week's Guess Where as being on the fence of a summer cabin in Davis Bay  on Highway 101.  remember her second name)  and Tony Greenfield are presently "tromping around in the  jungles of Costa Rica searching  out the exotic tropical avifauna". How to make a guy  jealous!  If you want to get a hold of  _~_aaaaaaaaaafl  me. here's my numbers: SKf>-  2622/886-7817 or 886-9151,ta,  EALTY  AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD.  RR#2, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0  Gibsons Realty i* pleased to announce that Gary Putkelt has joined  our staff as a salesman and consultant Mr Puckeii brings ti > us ��i broiid  background of Real Estate knowledge including considerable  experience in Management and development of shopping centres,  commercial and industrial property. Moving to North Vanmuver (nun  Alberta in 1971, he was associated with a well known West Vancouver  Realtor before taking over the position of Real Estate and Franchise  Manager, (or Western Canada, for the Nations largest restaurant  chain. Boating brought him to Gibsons several limes and early this year  he moved his wile and family to the Gibsons area. After commuting  for the past six months, he decided to concentrate his efforts here at  home and now welcomes the opportunity lo assist anyone in their real  estate needs. Whether buying or selling your home or planning any  investment or development property, give him a call. You'll be glad y< >u  did. Business 886-2277, Residence 886-9508.  Coast Business Directory  I ACCOMODATION I  I CONTRACTING I  rk  HALFMOON BAY, B.C.  885-2232  �� Heated Pool   * Sauna  WINTER DINING HOURS  Fri. to Sat. 6 to 9 p.m.  Sun. 5 to 8 p.m.  Catering To Small Groups  Monday Thru Thursday  Reservations Only  Open 7 Days For Lodge Guests  SUNCOAST TRUSS LTD. gZates  (Gibsons) 886-7318  Located next to Windsor Plywood p O. Box 748  Residential & Commercial Roof Trusses Gibsons, B.C.J  SEAVIEW CARPETS - CABINETS  SHOWROOM OPEN  Open 10-6, Tues. to Sat. Friday to 9  886-2417        922-2017   TOLL FREE  THOMAS HEATING  OIL BURNER SERVICE ...  Complete Instrument OOU"/i.ll  ROnniCBROOK    LODGI  OCEAN BEACH ESPLANADE GOWER POINT ROAD GIBSONS, B.C.  Comfortable accomodation by the day, week  or month. 886-9033  BLUE SKY MOTEL  "On the waterfront at Davis Bay"  Overlooking Georgia Strait and the Islands  SLEEPING & HOUSEKEEPING UNITS  ^Colour Cablevlslon > Complimentary Coflee    885-9987^  BELLA BEACH MOTEL  ON THE BEACH AT DAVIS BAY  1 & 2 bdrm. housekeeping units  Colour T.V..Cable  CONSTRUCTION LIMITED  We specialize in:      Concrete Foundation Work and Framing  Free advice on building questions to do-it- yourself builders.  Vern Koessler Box 888, Sechelt. 886-2344 Anytime885-2525]  CARPET-CABINET-CERAMIC CENTRE  Open Tuet. ��� Sat.   10 a.m. ��� 5 p.m.  Howe Sound Distributors Ltd.  North Road, Gibsons, B.C.  886-2765  I MISC. SERVICES I  '   P. M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  >-  1      P.O. Box 609  L      Sechelt, B.C.                                           Bus. S85-2332  P       V0N3A0                                                     Res. 8867701,  UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP     lj0,nur, ���   li.n���  Haikonens, ' Sechelt, B.C.  . R.H. *i (Davis Bay) 885-8961 VON SAO  I APPLIANCES I  ( HARRISON'S APPLIANCE SALES ^  Parts and Service  Tuesday - Saturday 9 ��� 5  886-9959 Pratt Rd., Gibsons  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  I AUTOMOTIVE I  Wc specialise in Volkswagen Repairs  d^fa Hintaptm MottttB  ftarts   885-9466  *honda*  need tires'.'  Conic in to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  SUPERIOR MUFFLES  Gibsons       BING'S EXHAUST LTD.      886-8213  100% Warranty on Parts and Labour  All Exhaust Systems, Plus Dual Exhaust Conversions .  Economy AUTO parts Ltd.  Automobile. Industrial  and Body Shop Supplies  Sechelt    885-5181  I CABINETS I  SUNSHINE    KITCHENS  CABINETS ��� REMODELLING  Showroom in Twilight Theatre Bldg.        8Rb-9411  K.OPENSAT. 10-5 OR BY APPOINTMENT  I ELECTRICAL I  Holland Electric Ltd.  $& Bill Achterberg  886-9232  Mllto ELECTRIC  General Wiring &  Qualified Workmanship  RRKMARLENERD.. ..,,���.  ROBERTS CREEK B85-Od#��  T.V. SERVICE  Sunshine Coast T.V.  I  Mon. to Sat. 9:30-5:30 885-9816  ANDREASSEN    ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving the Sunshine Coast  KLKCTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  lo^S TomFlleger   Phone 886-7868  WLectrical  t3  Trouble waking up?  Alarm clock broken down?  WAKE UP SERUICE  24 hour service  reasonable rates  885-5115  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER LTD.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials for Sale  Phone 8(6-2664      Member Allied Van Lines      R.R. 1, Gibsons .  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  885-9973     Port Mellon to Ole's Cove     886-2938  Commercial Containers Available  GIBSONS LANES Hwy1c1f^  Open Bowling Hours: Friday & '���*���&,  '  Saturday 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.   ��. ?A  and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. yjjH**  Mickey's Dry wall  Taping     * nasi stud     * ah worn euarantaad  * Suspended Callings      * Taituring  Sechelt, B.C.  CARPET &        ���  885-2533  UPHOLSTERY  Box 214. Gibsons. B.C.  "CONTRACTING V0N1V0  EXCAVATING I  ��*****��� DRIFTWOOD CRAFTS * AND*****|  CRAFT SUPPLIES ^Cjg  SEWING NOTIONS   r^JM  m  (U   JEWELRY.  WU      wool  ^Sunnycrest    Shopping    Centre.  Gibsons  886-2525     J  J.B.EXCAVATING  886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage installation   .^.  Dump Truck ���  Backhoe  Cat ��� Land Clearing  Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields  885-5151     B.A.BLACKTOP LTD.  3tX "Quality Service since 1956"  .* %      Paving, Curbs, Drainage  East Porpoise Bay Road  Free Estimates  I FLOOR COVERING  b i m installations  17 Years Experience  Commercial And Residential  Floor Coverings   11  Pager system  receiver - Doctors, Lawyers, Fishermen, etc.  885-5115  ^Upholsterers  Serving Sunshine  Coast and Vancouver  883-9901 ah Furniture - Marine - Boat Tops I  Having a party   or get-together?  DIAL A BOTTLE  Also soft drinks,   mix and cigarettes. .  MTuim I'irri Mellon, Gibsons, 885"51 Ivy  ibertsCrrek, "avis Bay, Sechelt, Haljmoon Bay.  Quolitu Form & Garden Supply Ltd.  �� Feed * Fencing     g*7*27  * Pet Food    �� Fertilizer   J���'���  Village Tile Co.  PROFESSIONAL CERAMIC TILE INSTALLATIONS  BATHROOMS - KITCHENS - ENTRANCE HALLS  Box 65 ,       , Phone  Sechelt Joe Jacques 885-3611  /^N TRANSWEST HELICOPTERS />J\  [ffk) (1965) LTD. [����)  ^���S Charter Helicopter Service ^"^  Box 875 886-7511 Gibsons  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.      marv volen  Remove lower limbs for VIEW.      886-9597  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  PICTURE FRAMES  Custom Made  Needle Point A Specialty  885-9573  1450 Trident Ave.  CIA Plumbing  New Installations  Alterations & Repairs II W Healing.  Water Heaters, Etc.      Commercial & Residential  All Work Guaranteed     Phone 885-2558  I PAINTING I  Terry Connor  886-7040 J  PAINTING CONTRACT^  BexMU. Gibsons. B.C.  I RESTAURANTS I  ISP  PENDER HARBOUR RESTAURANT  CANADIAN AND CHINESE FOOD  Madeira Park Shopping Centre  Eat In 4 Weekdays     11:30 a.m. -9:00 p.m.  Take out Friday & Sat. 11:30 a.m. - IfcOO p.m.  883-2413     Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.^,  s��Avi��u/ aAaofeisis  Chinese & Western Food Licensed Premises  Tuesday to Sunday  Lunch: 11:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Dinner:   4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Chinese Food now on Lunch Menu  Lower Gibsons 886-9219    Take Out Available Coast News, January 15,1980  NEWS CLASSIFIED ADS  birth/  Phiine the Coast News for this free  sen Ice.  help wonted wanted  Burn January 5, 1980. a daughter  to Patti & Trygve Wenn of  Richmond, B.C., in the Burnaby  General Hospital, a sister for  Mark. Proud grandparents, Nell &  Trygve Wenn of Halfmoon Bav.  B.C.        Woman for light house cleaning.  886-9165. #2  Person to conduct driver education program. Training available  for' certification. Contact Mr.  Boulton at 886-2204 or Elphinstone .Secondary, Box 770, Gibsons, B.C. H2  Port Mellon Credit Union requires  an experienced Teller/Clerk, or  willing Trainee. T.F.N.  obituoiie/ opportunity  Lefeaux; on January 8, 1980,  Wilfred Arnold Lefeaux of  Gibsons, B.C. and formerly of  North Vancouver, aged 66 years.  Survived by his loving wife  Thelma; 2 daughters, Diane and  Vikki; his grandson Curtis; 3  brothers, John, Roy and Stuart; I  sister Doris. No service by request.  Cremation. In lieu of flowers  donations to the B.C. Lung  Association, 906 W. Broadway  would be appreciated. Please mark  donations "For Research". Arrangements through First  Memorial Services.  Announcement/  Early Man In Canada  An exhibition based on archaeological discoveries around Glacial  lake. Old Crow in the Yukon,  which includes evidence that man  occupied the area around 30,000  years ago. Until January 18,1980  in the Sunnycrest Mall. Courtesy  of the National Museum of Man,  the B.C. Provincial Museum  travelling exhibit programme and  the Elphinstone Pioneer Museum,  Gibsons. #2  Thanks  Thank you very much for your  good wishes. My new address is:  Mrs. Christina Ritchey, Extended  Care Unit, University of B.C., 2221  Westbrook Mall, U.B.C., Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5. #2  Adult Piano Class for beginners. I  will be teaching a 10 wk. piano  course for adult beginners that will  coyer the main concepts of music  theory and playing. The classes  will be I hr./week and will have  not more than 4/class. Please  contact Susan Elck, 885-3936.  #1  CRAZY BLUE JEANS  Operate your own discount outlet  store with brand name jeans, shirts.  sweaters, etc. Exclusive areas, lucra*  live   deal,   complete   set-up.  small  capital outlay, training.  Call or write {include tei. no.)  CRAZY BLUE JEANS LTD.  77 Mount Royal Street West  Montreal. Quebec. H2T 2S5  Tel. (514) 842-3821  pet/  Transcendental Meditation  program (TM) as taught by  Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.  Personal and private instruction. 986:7988.. tfil  m  Professional  dog grooming  for small breeds.  Call Sharon 886-2084  9B9B8B9Ha  Build your own  GREENHOUSE  See us for COROPLAST  MM. UMtttWt I Ml Tin ut  ��� M-7III  1������������������������������������������������  Peninsula Kennels  Boarding &  ... Professional  Grooming  ALL Breeds  none 888-7713, unions.  Wanted  Sterling silver pieces and cutlery.  Commemorative medallions, medals and ornaments. Cash for  silver content. 886-2200/886-7708  after six. H2  For Cottage: Wardrobe, Chest of  Drawers, wooden chairs, 885-  9210. Weekends, 886-2622/7817.  Ask for Lyn or Allan.       T.F.N.  Alto, tenor and bass recorders.  885-9210. T.F.N.  Scuba diving buddy for weekends.  Phone Jim 886-2096. ��4  Wanted!  Older furniture, china, etc., bought  or sold on consignment. Harbour  Antiques, 1585 Marine Dr., Gibsons. T.F.N.  To buy or consign. Used furniture,  appliances, boats, trailers, old  cars, building supplies, etc., etc.  Pick up and delivery available.  Gibsons Second Hand. Phone 886-  2650 eves. #8  Wanted to Buy: Logs or Timber.  Fir, Hemlock, Cedar ��� Porpoise  Bay Logging Ltd., 885-9408 or  885-2032. T.F.N.  Timber Wanted: Fir, Hemlock.  Cedar and Poles. Top prices. Let  us give you an estimate. D&O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700. T.F.N.  12 or 24 volt aircraft starter motor  with reduction gear. 885-9394.  ��2  Older small dump truck for Roust-  A-Bout off Highway. Mechanically OK. 886-2887. T.F.N.  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid For  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  l.&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creek  work wonted  Most trees, like pets, need care and  attention and tree^are^onr  specialty.  * topping'  * Limbing '"���" '  * Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed service.  Peerless Tree Service Ltd.  885-2109  for your particular  Hair Needs  886-9744  Tues. -Sat. .9:30-5:30  Fri. 9:30-7:00  livc/toch  5 yr. old female donkey, $250.6 yr.  old Welsh pony, $225. 886-7722  after 6 p.m. HI  For Sale: 2 doe Toggenberg goats.  Best offer, 886-2778. M  Urgent: Need pasture with shelter  for I mare. Also: 2 Western saddles  for sale. Make an offer. 886-9622  e3E3gr4S3E3E*3E3E3H| 1MII IU>41-U-1UI-U-U3E3B  a Gibsons Legion Branch #109  0 Presents        Jj  Alexy Silver Moon '  (In the Lounge)  Fri. & Sat.   Jan. 18, 19v.9p.m. -1 a.m.  Lunches available:  11-6 p.m. Monday - Saturday  Friday, Saturday also 9 p.m. -12:30 a.m.  Jffiatawtawrir-ftnrir-ffW-M-ir-a-it^^  ssw=  found  Lab pup. Rodrooffs area, 885-  3893. ��2  Found in Garden Bay. man's gray  suit and shirt with Kinsman  button. Regal Clothiers make. 883-  2451. M  per/onol  lo/t  From Lower Gibsons Laundromat: Multi-tone, blue, patterned  ski sweat; Brown floral, patterned.  L-sleeve blouse; Navy cotton  turtlencck. Please phone 886-9151  or the Coast News, 886-2622 and  leave message for Veronica.  B4  In Sechelt last Thursday, a boxed  set of small red candles and  porcelain candle holders, {heart  design) "Funny Leucine" brand  name. Reward. 885-9210 ��2  Would you like a friendly visit? Do  you have any problems, questions  or concerns about your pension  eligibility. Please contact your  Senior Citizen Counsellor, Mrs.  Sue Wiggins at 886-9166. #2  Alcoholics Anonymous 886-8089.  T.F.N.  wonted to rent  Impecunious artist seeking inexpensive studio space. Robert's  Creek preferred but willing to  consider Gibsons or Sechelt  locations. Lyn 885-9210.   T.F.N.  House to share or caretake with  studio space. Also wanted: inexpensive carpet to buy. Phone 886-  7139 or leave messages at 885-  2687. ��2  PENINSULA  ROOFING  & SHEET METAL  All Types of Roofing  & Re-Roofing  Henry Rodriguez  Sechelt     885-9585  MUSIC  LESSONS  YOU ENJOY  886-9030  Gggte  JAo/i/t  IS0H  Piano & Organ  Begin at age 4 and older  1614 Marine Drive, Gibsons  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  for /ok  ���jll"  Ufa  ���ill., nu2  2 West Coast mirrors, $20 o,|b,p.  Small B/W T.V., $25. ElectrjK02  brush rug shampooer. Phone 886-  2512.    n  Airco oil furnace. Good order.  $100 o.b.o. 250 gallon oil tank.  $100 o.b.o. Phone 988-1353.   ��  Portable washer spin dry, as  new. $175. Clothes dryer, very  good. $80. Phone 886-7250.      Hi  1971 Gremlin sell for parts. Right  side smashed. New battery. Exc.  motor, clutch, tires, etc. $250.886-  9513.   M  Garage Sale  Jan. 26 - 10 a.m. Top of Lockyer  Rd. Household furnishing, 25 cu.  ft. freezer, lots more. Hi  Gibsons Second Hand & Antique  Store. Open from 10a.m. to5p.m.,  Mon.-Thurs.. and Sat. We Buy,  Sell, Trade & Consign "almost  anything". Phone 886-2650.      #2  Cushion Forms - $3.50 & up.  REMNANT CLEARANCE  W.W. Upholstery & Boat Tops  Ltd. 886-7310. M  Pair of used belted E-78 x 14 Snow  Tires, $20. Used carpenter type  Hand Saw, $5. Home handicraft  sewers cloth bolt ends and linings,  20c per ft. to $1 per yd. Please  phone between 2-6 p.m. 886-7538.  H2  Oil space heater; 45 gal. drum and  stand, $75. 886-2937. #4  Heavy duty tandem trailer with  adjustable reach. $1,200. Offers.  Suitable for small cat or lumber  carrier. 886-9316. #4  2 used Sundance trampolines. 1  8'x8'-$300 and 1 5'x7'-$150 or $400  for both. 886-9316. H  Snow tires in good cond. 14" rim.  $50 or will swap for 15" rims. Also  mini Snow tires, $70/pr. 886-7370.  Canoe 14' fiberglass, $200. 886-  8261. ��3  Need Railing?  Think Wrought Iron  , ,..��� .,.Phone,,,--,-r��  Coast. Industries  886-9159  MMWNMMMMatJi  Now in stock  ARTHUR HALEY'S  OVERLOAD  (author of Wheels,  Airport &  The Money Changers)  at  BOOKS & STUFF  Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt  HMWNMMIM*  work wonted  Chris   Millward   Appliance  servicing. 886-2531. #2  Antique   furniture   re-finishing.  Phone 886-9058. #3  Needs Fixing Up?  Renovations and repairs, interior  and exterior. Call Brent at 886-  2551. T.F.N,  For Explosive Requirements  Dynamite, electric or regular caps,  B line E cord and safety fuse.,  Contact Gwen Nimmo, Cemetery  Road, Gibsons. Phone 886-7778.  Howe Sound Fanner Institute.  T.F.N.  foi /ok  property  One modern bathtub with fixtures,  including shower plus copper pipe.  iPhone after six, 885-2964. .... .,#4  V.H.F. Two-way Radio sales and  service. 886-7215. , t:F'.N.  Bark Mulch. Large and small  orders. $13.50 yd. 886-9031.. ���  T.F.N.  2-165 SR 14" radial studded snow  tires mounted on Toyota 14" rims.  Asking $100. Perfect condition.  Phone 886-2519. ��2  FIREWOOD AVAILABLE. 885-  2030. ��2  Tclepholo Lens $50. 886-7725.  11}  Specialsl  Good chrome 5 piece kitchen set,  $225. 9 piece Med. style dining  room suite, $1,050. New pole  lamp, $30. View at Harbour  Antiques, 1585 Marine Dr., Gibsons. Thurs. through Sun., 11 a.m.  - 5 p.m. ��2  You just can't beat  Macleods^ Prices on  Fridges,  Stoves  Dishwashers  and all major  appliances  See us in Sechelt  Macleods  ���aa��a��am��m����a^a1  for rent  STORE FOR RENT  Lower Gibsons  Phone:  886-9941  MBWS��MS3t3tSSStStJS��SS3S3W��  ! WINDOW J  i CLEANING !  I Hourly or Contract I  I Free Estimates I  ' Call for Appointment *  ��� Wednesday Morning I  885-5735     T '  ROOM & BOARD  Coiy rooms with view  and excellent home-  cooked meals.  Phone 881-9033.  13  Complete Janitorial Supplies  Rent Professional Strain  Cleaning Equipment  S TMI.-M.  10-J lit  FOR LEASE  2,000 sq. ft.  Commercial Space  on Hwy. in Davis Bay  Reasonable Rent  For information call  A. Rink  885-5778  Now $29,900! Widow must sell.  2.87 acres approx. 600 ft. Hwy.  frontage. Older, clean and comfortable home. Stove, fridge and  heater. Bus and mail at door. No  steps. Carport. Peter R. Gook  Realty. Phone 886-2747 evenings  for appt. to view. #3  Gibsons, by owner. 4 bdrm., full  basement. Landscaped lot. Oil and  elec. heat. Also Fisher wood stove.  Water view. Assumable 12%  mortgage. $59,000. 886-9321.   M  Roberts Creek by owner. On  Lower Rd. 2 bdrm. near store.  Elec. heat. Air tight wood stove.  Fenced yard, easy terms. $39,000.  886-9321. Hi  Lower Gibsons, 2 bdrm., fully  remodelled w/ assumable 11%  mortgage. Elec. heating. $39,000.  886-9321. #3  4 acres in Roberts Creek on Hwy.  101, Level, some merchantable  timber. Over 300' Hwy. frontage.  $25,000. 885-9698. #3  By owner - Good terms available.  Large view lot for sale. Ready to  build. 886-9232. T.F.N.  A number to note:  885-5171  WHAM REALTY LTD.  2 bedroom house with stone  fireplace. Lots of room. I acre  property with private access to  beach. Available immediately.  $300/month. 886-7574/886-7020.  #4  1 bedroom suite. Kitchen still  under construction. Phone 885-  5471 after 6 or 885-9466 during  day. #4  Furnished basement suite. Fantastic view. Rent $ 140/month. 886-  8.384. , ; ,     , .   H2  ���2 bedroom house'. No steps; Ideal  for older couple. 3 blocks from  shopping. 886-2155. H  1800 sq. ft. on one level. 5 bdrm.,  12x26 heated workshop, fireplace,  patio, 100' x 96' lot, separate  carport, ensuite plumbing and  utility room. $29,900 on assumable  mortgage at 10'/4%. 886-9489.  T.F.N.  3 bedroom apartment for rent.  Available immediately. No pets.  Phone 886-2417 or 886-2743 or  Toll Free 922-2017. T.F.N.  For rent or sale: Double wide  trailer on Lockyer Rd., Roberts  creek. $350 per month. 886-9163.  Available February 1. #4  Roomy furnished suite with  fireplace near Bonniebrook. Suitable for couple or single person.  Non smokers. 886-7890. #3  Large 2 bedroom apt. Fridge and  stove. Available immediately. 886-  9856. ��2  CENTURY 21  SLINGER REALTY LTD.  Duplex zoned lot  $16,900. 1713 Martin  Rd., Gibsons B.C.  Owner anxious to sell.  Lot size 110' x 109' x  148'. Call Charles  Libke, 980-3276 or922-  1224 (24 hrs.).  !���; BLOCK BROTHERS ;���:  j:j 100 it. of waterfront $  ���ij Downtown Gibsons ���:���  ���ij Municipality will ijj  ���:��� consider proposal jjj  jij for developemnt. K  !����� ;l;  i;!   Two Excellent :���:  ���ij    Building Lots ij:  ij; End of Grady Rd., :���:  :���:     . Langdale. ij;  ij: Electricity, water :���:  iji    approved for ���:;  ij:     septic tank, jij  ���'<            Nicp '*\  ���jj   mountain view. :j:  ji; K. Insley   987-9950 :jj  iii  or     900-0311  [ot icnt  Completely furnished cottages by  the week. Ritz Motel.        T.F.N.  Deluxe basement suite, new  carpeting throughout, fridge,  stove, private entrance, private  parking, private fenced yard in  quiet area. $225 per month. Pets  welcome. Available immediately.  886-2883. ��2  automotive  1974 Olds Regency 98, 2 door.  Treat yourself to a beautiful low  mileage, rust free Alberta luxury  car. Has every option. Never  damaged. Must' be seen. $3,295.  Phone 886-2179. Hi  1973 G.M.C. window Van. Auto.,  P.S./P.B. $1,100 o.b.o. Phone 886-  2512,     S3  '78 GMC V> T, P.U. 6 cyi. 4 speed,  32,000 km. $5,500.00 obo. 886-  8298. (12  '67 Oldsmobilc 2 dr. lastback 455  motor $107 spent on new engine.  Best offer. 885-3554. H2  1973 G.M.C. pick-up. 350 4 spd.,  air cond., heavy duty. $2,300. 886-  8261 Hi  MHMHMMNNMMMMM  Ford F-250 P/U  Midnite blue  351V8 Auto.  P.S./P.B.  AM Radio  Rear step bumper  Swing lock mirrors  One owner  Local trade  $6,395.00  South Coast Ford  88$ 3181  RMMMWMMIMMMMM  Ford F-350  1 Ton on Dual  c/w Flat Deck  V8,4 spd.  Good tires  Recent brake job  Only  M.095.00  South Cout Ford  885-3X81  '68 Ford Custom 500. Reliable-  transportation. Some spare parts.  Runs well. 886-9974. H  1973 Dtttsun 1600 pick up with  canopy, $1,400. '66 V.W. 1300  engine. $625. 886-8325. #2  Black 1978 CIS Jeep. 886-9488.  Excellent condition. #2  1966 Dodge Monaco. Offers. 886-  7294. #2  '71 Volkswagon Super Bug$ 1,000.  886-7037. 1)2  ���MMMMMMMMIMMMMt  1970  Ford F-250  4x4  360 V8 Auto.  Tutone paint  W.L. mirrors  Good tires  Ideal work truck  only  S4.895.oo  South Coast Ford  .        88S-M81        .  MMMMMIMIMMMMMM  1979  Ford Fairmont  Squire  stn. won.  302 V8, Auto.  P.B./P.S.  AM 8 track  c/w premium sound  Rear wiper/washer  Roof rack  4 way power seat  Bumper guard  Plus more  Save over  ��800.����  South Coaat Ford  ���UMMMMMMMMWMM  1974 G.M.C. 3/4 ton pick-up. 350  4 spd. No rust. $2,800. 886-8261...   ��  '67 Val 340 Wedge 4 speed, in  excellent running condition. For  more information phone 886-8342.  #2  1968 Firebird Sprint. New red  paint and white interior. Rebuilt  high performance 350 engine. New  4 spd. transmission mags. Air  shocks and many options. Car is in  excellent condition. $3,500 or  consider trade for small car. 886-  9826. T.F.N.  1978  Golden  Anniversary  Trans Am  4 spd.  AM-FM cassette  T-Har  Moon Roof  Velour interior  Rare one owner car  M0.395.oa  South Coaat Ford  88S-3181  MMMMMM  1973 International TravelalC;  Good condition. S1,500 o.b.o. 886V  7307. ��J-  MMMMMMIMIMIMMMM  1978        !  mercury  monteoo NIK  4 dr. sedan  V8 Auto.  P.S./P.B., Radio  Low miles  A-l condition  $3,495.00  South Coaat Ford  WMMMMMIWIMIMIMIM  '68 GT Cortina. L.otusized.$l200!  Mags, spare engine, etc. $500. 888-  2383. eves. J4  MM)  MMMMMNMMMMMM  Lincoln  2 dr. Town Coupe  White/red leather int  Loaded with options.  Michelin tires  Premium condition.  Was M2,900.���  Reduced to  Ml.500.oo  South Coaat Ford  885-3X81  MMMMMMMMMMIM  FOR RENT  Back office of building  when renovations are  finished. School Rd. &  Gower Pt. Rd.  581-0995  Former NDP Bookstore location  ft*  bi  vi  mm  <mm  *m  COMMERCIAL PREMISES  FOR RENT,  LOCATED NEXT TO  MEDICAL CLINIC, GIBSONS  PHONE 885-2515  FOR PARTICULARS.  4^      Visit us at our        ^V  HEW L0CATI0H  on Hwy. 101  just past Pratt Rd.  Same Honest, Courteous Service.  Just a New Location.  MAINLAND  \   MOTOR PRODUCTS  Ltd. j  I Hwy. 101, just past Pratt Rd.       J  !  886-8344 886-8144 ' hovel  hovel  mobile home/        b.c. fi yukon  For All  Your  Travel  Needs  . peninsula  travel  886-9755  Registered  Travel Agent  Your One Stop  Booking Centre  at no extra  cost to you.  Open Mon.-Sat.  in the Heart of  , Cedar Plaza  886-8155  886-8156  Double wide Moduline mobile  home. This unit is on a pad on the  Sunshine Trailer Park in Gibsons.  Fully furnished, yard and separate  fenced garden area. Fridge, washer  and dryer, stove, furnished,  carpets throughout, storage shed  with deep freeze. $19,500.        #3  Mobile home pads available.  Single and double-wide lots.  Sunshine Coast Trailer Park.  886-9826. tfn  moglng  QfCfr    holldoy,  We have h  885-3265  II Fully experif-r.ccTl u i  ���. 'a."i  help wonted  LICENSED MECHANICS are  required by Jerry Ford Sales,  Edson, Alberta. $11 per hour plus  fringe benefits. Phone (403) 723-  4441 or write P.O. Box 39, Edson,  Alta. TOE 0P0. #3  TOW TRUCK OPERATOR with  mechanical ability required. Must  be willing to pump gas. Apply in  writing to: Doug Jorgenson,  Northlander Esso, Roger Pass,  B.C. VOA 1N0. #3  IAN MORROW & CO. LTD.  Marine Surveyors, condition and  detail surveys for Evaluation.  Surveys for insurance claims.  Phone 886-2433, 886-9458.  T.F.N.  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. T.F.N.  22' Fiberform new 165 motor.  Hardtop, 6 h.p, John, depth  sounder. Anchor. Lots of extras. 3  props. $7,500. Phone 886-2096.   M  21 ft. Davidson hull, new, with keel  and bulk heads installed. Double  ender   made   of  glass.   Asking  $2,500 o.b.o. 886-7152. #3  Heavy duty boat trailer. Will take  up to 20' boat. $450 o.b.o. Phone  886-2512. #3  CLERICAL OFFICE  ASSISTANCE REQUIRED  Permanent and part-time office work is available  at the Howe Sound Pulp Division of Canadian  Forest Products Ltd. at Port Mellon, B.C.  Positions are of clerk-typist nature, providing  assistance and vacation relief for a number of  established positions. Applicants are expected to  possess typing competency of 60 w.p.m. and be  familiar with letter forming, tabulation, and the use  of simple office equipment.  Competitive salary with complete range of  benefits available. Applicants should reply in  writing including full resume and work history to:  Industrial Relations Department, Canadian Forest  Products Ltd., Howe Sound Pulp Division, Port  Mellon, B.C.  Miller Marine  ,      Electronics  Miller Marine  Manufacturing  .    Miller Marine  Electrical Services  886-7918  fum i^m iVk my.  CAMpbell's  FAMILY SHOES and LEATHER GOODS  'IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SECHELT"  Your friendly neighbourhood  drop-off point for Coast News  Classified Ads.  b.c.tt ijuhon  ENJOY PEOPLE? Talk to us; we  will show you how to earn $400-  $500 monthly in your spare time.  Write Fuller Brush, 5501-47A  Ave., Delta, B.C. V4K 3P2.     #5  MEAT BAND SAWS. The very  thing you need to cut your own  meats. $385. Metal constructed.  Phone Taylor Industries Ltd. (306)  752-4219 Melfort, Saskatchewan.  #2  GRADERMAN with A or B ticket  and cedar experience required fot  February 1/80 start-up. Please  apply to: Quest Mountain  Lumber, R.R.I, Sicamous, B.C.  V0E 2E0. Phone 836-2797.      #3  RACQUETBALL COMPLEX in  city of Penticton. 6 racquetball, 2  squash courts, land, building and  equipment priced to sell at  $675,000. Contact the owner at  837-4303. ��  GROCERY STORE, main streel  location, Oliver, B.C. $200,O0C  annual sales. Asking $20,0OC  inventory, $20,000 equipment  Living quarters available. 5 yeat  good lease. Box $68, Oliver, B.C  V0H 1T0. Phone 498-3738.      ��  Classified Ad Policy  'All listings S0�� per line per week,  or use the Economical 3 for 2 rale  3 weeks for the price of 2  Minimum  $2.00  per  Insertion.  All fees payable prior lo Insertion.  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  ��� In the event of an error the  publisher shall be responsible for  one corrected Insertion only.  This offer Is made available for private Individual..  These ClaaslOcatlons  remain bee  - Coming Events  -Lost  -Fond  Prut you ad In the squares Including the price of the Item and your telephone number. Be sore to leave a blank apace after each word.  No phone orders Please. Jut mall In the coupon below accompanied by cash, cheque  or money order, lo Coaat News, Classifieds, Box 460, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1VO, or  bring In person to the Coaat News office, Gibsons  DROPOFF POINT : Campbell's Shoes & Leather Goods Store, Sechelt  Coast News  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  VON 1VO  CLASSIFICATION:  PERMANENT PART TIME ana  holiday relief General EjutK,  Registered Nurse preferably With  one year's experience Including1  obstetrics and geriatrics. Salary,  benefits as per R.N.A.B.C.  contract. Small hospital in scenic  West Kootenays���skiing, fishing  golfing, boating, hiking,  swimming. Apply Slocan  Community Hospital and Health  Care Society, Box 129, New  Denver, B.C, VOG ISO. HI  MAKE MONEY in your spare  time. Learn Income Tax  Preparation. For free brochure, no  obligation, write U & R Tax  School, 1345 Pembina Hwy.,  Winnipeg, Manitoba. R3C IK2.   ��  101 TAX TIPS! $4. Bill Pekonen,  Tax Consultant. 28 years  experience. No.202, 1196148th  Ave., Delta, B.C. V4C 3C9.     ��2  CALGARY IMPORT DEALER  requires assistant autobody  manager or foreman. Must be  ambitious, responsible, courteous,  trustworthy. Excellent pay and  employee benefit plan. Send  complete resume to: Murray  Edgar, Brasso Datsun, 5707  McLeod Trail, Calgary, Alta. T2H  0J7. 02  NEW YEAR SPECIAL MONTHLY RATE, single/double/twin/  $450. Rodeway Inn-Rembrandt,  downtown Vancouver, modern hi-  rise, full kitchens, colourT.V.,free  local calls and parking, maid  service. Valid to April 30/80. All  you need is your toothbrush and a  collect call to our sales office. (402)  571-2000 or 1160 Davie St.,  Vancouver, B.C. V6E INI.     ��  NEW.RESTAURANT and three  rented houses, approximately 3'/i  acres. Pub license applied for  South Slocan, B.C. NEW  APARTMENTS: One-36suiter  Dawson Creek; one-21 suite-Bums  Lake. Completion date-March  1980. One-40 unit and one-30 unit  townhouse in Mackenzie. Two-14  unit apartments -Fort St. John.  The Permanent, 701 West Georgia  St., Vancouver, B.C. V7Y 1C6.  Abe Wiebe or Jay Collins. Phone  682-6611 collect. #2  HYGENIC AREAS, white  chinaboard wall liner for cow  parlours, animal stalls, cold  storage, food processing areas, and  trailer lining. Easy cleaning with  water, detergents or steam. Does  not support mould, rot, or mildew.  Extremely hard, resists chipping  and scratching. Do it nowl Easy to  apply, and economical. Large  stock and selection. NUFAB, 530-  6201, 22470 Fraser Highway,  Langley, B.C. V3A 4P6. #2  ADMINISTRATION - To direct  the operation of a residential, work  skills training program for  handicapped adults. Submit  resume and qualifications to:  Recruitment Committee, P.O. Box  968, Smithers, B.C. V0J 2N0.  #3  FOR SALE - '71 Kenworth 335,  '75 Columbia quick change  rigging, electronic scales also set  up to haul short logs. 4000 gal. slip  on water tank complete with  pump. Phone 295-6049, Princeton,  B.C. #2-  FOR SALE, Lease with operator,  1974 6500 G.M.C. 61,000 miles.  Cassette, radio, 2-40 gal. step  tanks. P/S auto-trans. 25'  insulated van. $7,500. Phone 374-  2491, Kamloops, B.C. H2  Eg. For Sale, For Rent, etc.  EX  nrr ft "   ~~    _     Mill  Mill  1  1  i  D  EA  DLI  INI  SA  TU  RD  AY  NO  OIS  M��8 ynhon  THE SUNSHINE COAST  REALTOR is the key to properties  for sale in the area between Port  Mellon and Earls Cove,  "Beachcomber" country. It is a  weekly supplement with the  Sunshine Coast News: 6 months  for $12 anywhere in Canada. From  Glassford Press Ltd., Box 460,  Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0. U2  MOUNTAIN HOTEL is now  hiring for positions as waitresses,  sales clerks, bar tenders, chamber  maids, cafeteria help, gas station  attendants. Monthly salary $700  less room and board. Please send  full resume with photo to:  Northlander Hotel, Rogers Pass,  B.C. VOA 1N0. #3  LOCKERS. Used as rentals for 6  months. Twelve openings per set;  each opening 12 x 12 x 18 inches  deep. Price per twelve openings  c/w key locks $275 F.O.B., Oliver,  B.C. Call collect,498-49II to place  order. #2  MRS. JACEA, psychic reader in  Tarot and Palms. Write problems  and full date of birth with $10 to:  2633 East Hastings St.,  Vancouver, B.C. V5K 1Z5. Phone  255-3246. #2  HAY, excellent quality alfalfa anc  brome in 800 lb. round bales  $50/ton. Edmonton area. Phont  (403) 494-3867.        W  IF YOU ENJOY GARDENING,  do it year round, using an  aluminum and glass greenhouse!  Write for free brochure to B.C.  Greenhouse Builders, 7323 - 6th  St., Burnaby, B.C. V3N  3L2. T.F.N.  Tobacco  Myths  People are not totally reasonable. Those who like to  perpetuate the semi-rationalist  notion that people will change  their behaviour if shown the  fact, would do well to look at  those who serve the dictator  Tobacco. No major medical or  health agency questions the  fact that each year 30,000  Canadians die prematurely  from the effects of smoking. If  some new food additive, automobile defect or drug���except  alcohol, of course���could be  linked to emphysema, chronic  bronchitis, lung cancer and  heart disease as closely as has  cigarette smoking, a public  outcry would explode and  perhaps even the government  would be sparked into action.  In the late I960's and early  1970's smoking rates began to  drop, except for teenagers,  especially those in their early  teens. Not yet old enough to  sense their mortality, those  who straddle childhood and  adulthood seem immune to the  endless stream of scientific  evidence, while being supersensitive to peer influence.  Tobaccoland has succeeded  in creating an image���that hot  smoke is cool, macho yet super-  feminine. Nonsense! That  image is distorted! Smoking  should be linked to disability  and death, to ugliness, rasping  coughs, dragon breath, dried  skin, squinting eyes, yellowed  teeth and finger and blackened  lungs.  Coast News, January 15, 1980  onnovncgmgnl/  13.  onnousKcmcnl/  Village of Gibsons  PUBLIC NOTICE  By-Law No. 296 - Dog Licencing  The public is reminded that as of January 1,1980  new yearly licences are required for all dogs within  the Village of Gibsons boundaries.  Fees: Male  $12.00  Female  $12.00  Unspayed Female  $25.00  Licences may be obtained at the Village office  Monday to Wednesday, 8:30-4:30 p.m. and  Thursday to Friday, 8:30-5:00 p.m.  M. Meldrum,  Animal Control Officer  Public Notice  British Columbia  Assessment Authority  In accordance with Section 37, Subsection 12, of  the Assessment Act, notice is hereby given that the  Court of Revision set up to hear appeals against the  Real Property Assessment Roll for School District  #46 comprising  - Village of Gibsons  - Village of Sechelt  - Rural Area of Vancouver Collection  District within School District #46  will hold Its first sitting on Monday, February 4,1980  at 9:30 a.m. at the following address:  Royal Canadian Legion Hall  Wharf Road  Sechelt, B.C.  Appellants will be notified of the date and time of  their hearings.  R.C. Winterburn  Area Assessor ��,  kool  /,',\     ',    In the Supreme Court of British Columbia ^790735  ,;�����'' In the matter of the "Notaries Act"  ��" and  ,��'     .��������� In the matter of an Application For Enrolment  '   #     ��� by  > John Bell Pringle  I hereby appoint Tuesday, the 23rd day of January, 1980, at the hour of 9:45  o'clock in the forenoon, or as soon thereafter as Counsel for the Applicant may  be heard, before the presiding Judge in Chambers at the Law Courts, 800 Smithe  Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, as the time and place for the hearing of the  Application of John Bell Pringle, to be enrolled as a Notary Public pursuant to the  Notaries Act, to practise in an area no more than five kilometres from the  boundaries of the Village of Gibsons, in the Province of British Columbia.  I hereby direct that publication of this appointment shall be made in a  newspaper circulating in the area and shall be published once a week for two  consecutive weeks.  Dated at Vancouver, British Columbia, this 12th day of December, 1979.  Take notice of the above appointment and take notice that in support of the  Application will be read the Affidavits of Ian Ralph Seymour, Esquire, and the  Secretary of the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia, and such other  evidence as Cousel may deem necessary.  I.R. Seymour  Ian Ralph Seymour  Solicitor for the Applicant  To: The Secretary of the Law Society of British Columbia.  And To:  The Secretary of the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia.  SNOW ��� SCHOOLS AND BUSES  Information regarding schools and school bus  runs In the event of snow or other emergencies is  carried on CBC Radio 690. If you require further  Information call the School Board Office, or if no  answer there call Mr. Roy Mills at 886-9164.  PUBLIC NOTICE  The Municipal Council of Gibsons have been  informed that the insurers of the Municipality have  reconsidered their position with respect to  provision of coverage associated with the August  1979 Sea Cavalcade explosion.  In order that Individual claims can be properly  assessed it is suggested that any person who has  not submitted their claim should immediately  process such claim through the Gibsons Municipal  Office, 1490 South Fletcher Road.  J.W. Copland.  Municipal Clerk  Village of Gibsons  P.O. Box 340  Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0  886-2274  capilano  college There is still time  to register for  PSYCHOLOGY 201 Group Dynamics  Thursday, 7-10 p.m.  Sechelt, Chatelech Junior Secondary,  Room 112  Fifteen weeks, starting Jan. 24  Instructor: Dr. Mike MacNeill  This is the study of the behavior  of people in small groups.  including research methods,  verbal and non-verbal communications  interaction dynamics,  interpersonal influence and perception,  sensitivity and encounter groups,  group therapy for normals  and contemporary theqries  of human interaction.  Pre-requisite: Psychology 100  or instructor's permission  CALL 986-19Ti, local 336, collect  between 9:00 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.  FOR REGISTRATION   AND INFORMATION  wonted  Province of British Columbia  Ministry of Transportation and Highways  Hired Equipment Registration  The Ministry of Transportation and Highways in  the Gibsons Highways District is compiling it's  Hired Equipment List and advises all persons or  companies wishing to have their rentable equipment, such as trucks, backhoes, loaders, excavators, graders, rollers, scrapers or tractors listed  that they should contact the District Office at P.O.  Box 740, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0.  Equipment previously listed must be reregistered during the month ot January.  Full details of equipment including serial  numbers are required for registration.  T.M. Forsyth.  District Highways Manager  Dated at Gibsons, B.C.  this 9th day of January, 1980  aDilano  lege  Requires  Part-time Instructors  HOMEMAKER TRAINING  PROGRAMME  Duties:   1. To teach care of the home  and nutrition.  2. To teach health care  assistance.  Location:   Sechelt  Qualifications:   1. Training in  Home Economics  2. Training as a Registered Nurse  Appointment:   Temporary  Term - March 3 to May 30, 1980  Salary:   Faculty scale  Applications to:   Associate Dean,  Career/Vocational Programme,  Capilano College,  2055 Purcell Way,  North Vancouver, B.C.  V7J 3H5  Closing Date:   Jan. 25,1980  riMMMMBMiatf 14. Coast News, January 15, 1980  On becoming a Rover  Ramblings of a Rover  bv Dec Ccc  I have always understood the  expression "throwing one's hat  into the ring" denoted one's  willingness to enter the fray or,  shall we say. participate in  whatever controversy or affair  that called for a decision to be  made as to whether one would  get involved with it or stay out  of it. However, I doubt that any  consulting psychologist could  come up with a satisfactory  explanation as to why a sober  and sane appearing individual  would want to throw his  perfectly good bowler hat out  il the window of a moving  train. In my case, I think it was  .in act of defiance or it could  have been my way of expressing  my disgust at the way 1 had  become involved in a life of  ps e U d 0 respectability,  travelling daily to the confines  of an office in London and  returning each evening  dutifully to my home in F. That  something had to be done  about it in order to escape this  involvement was only too clear,  but 1 had little inkling at the  time how I was going to go  about it nor had I any idea as to  just how far some of my hair-  brained escapades would lead  me.  At about this time my doting  Aunt Jennie, who was quite  wealthy and childless, decided  that she would buy me a  motorcycle. I must admit that I  had put the pressure on her, so  to speak, by complaining  bitterly how my brother  George already had had two of  them and was now considering  buying a third while all my  requests for one, even a little  one, were denied by my Father.  I convinced my Aunt that this  was indeed unfair and, whether  it was because of her dislike of  my Mother or my persuasive  salesmanship 1 will never  know, but eventually she  agreed that I should have a  motorbike and instructed me to  select one and she would pay  lor it.  Of course, being a fool, I  naturally picked out a huge,  heavy Road Rocket which was  capable of going about 110  miles per hour and would have  certainly hastened my demise  had I been allowed to have it,  but the salesman, on learning I  had never operated or been on  one, suggested a smaller model  so eventually an Enfield was  ;!iosen. 1 was all for getting on  it right away and heading for  London, with a short stop at  Whitstable to thank my Aunt,  but there was the mattcer of  licenses and instructions on its  operation to be attended to so  regretfully I had to leave it  there which, all things  considered, was the best not  only for me but for the public at  large, expccially anyone  frequenting the highways and  roads of that particular corner  of Kent! Without going into a  lot of unnecessary details as to  ihe opposition of my parents,  the sarcastic remarks of my  brother or how many times I  fell off it, I finally became its  ow ncr and was I ever proud!  I still continued commuting  back and forth from F. to  London but now another  disturbing event occurred. I fell  madly, gloriously and  hopelessly in love with a girl  seven years my senior and,  would you believe it, she was a  school teacher' I would soon  run out ot adjectives in  describing her but Lilian S. was  the loveliest, liveliest female 1  had ever met and to this day,  with half of the young bucks of  F. panting at her heels. I can  never understand why she  chose me unless it was that in  me she recognized, with  feminine intuition, a dormant  spirit as cra/.y and as mixed up  as her own. I want to make it  clear at the outset that this was  no furtive peeping up her skirts  affair, as it had been with Susan  the English teacher in my  schooldays, no this was LOVE  with a capital L. I was mad  about her and willing to go to  any extremes to prove to her  just how much I cared.  I would be wise at this point  if I glossed over some of the  adventures she and I had  together. Looking back on it all  now 1 have only one regret and  that is the heartbreak and  worry I must have caused my  parents at the time. I have no  explanation of my behaviour to  offer that would make sense, it  was simply that I was miscast in  my role as an up and coming  businessman. I was too young  and lull of la joie de vivre and  now this headlong hopeless  love affair was the final straw  and simply overwhelmed me. I  committed no actual crimes, I  didn't mug or steal any old  ladies' purses, rob any banks or  rape anyone, but had I done so  during my madcap affair with  Lilian even the most dull-  witted of lawyers acting on my  behalf could have, by the recital  of my actions, convinced a  magistrate or judge that I was  not guilty by reason of insanity  and, perhaps, I was.  Anyways, the outcome of all  this was that as I became more  involved with this ravishing  young woman the more trouble  I seemed to get into, and the  police were calling with  increasing regularity at my  Dad's grocery shop to enquire  where I was or where I had been  the previous night. It was  usually over fights at local  dances and, in some cases I  admit, they called it wilful  damage or drunk and  disorderly in a public place, so  it is not hard to imagine the  trial it maust have been for my  parents at the time.  From time to time my Father  had serious discussions with me  and God knows he did his best  to advise me, but I was like the  boy mentioned in an  advertisement I saw reprinted  in Reader's Digest. The ad was  "For sale complete set of  Encyclopedia Britlanica never  used, half price. Reasons for  selling, teenage son knows it  all". That would apply to me as  at the time I would not listen to  reason and all the good advice I  received from many sources fell  on deaf ears.  In the end, due to my erratic  behaviour and the fact that it  was apparent that sooner or  later I would become involved  in a serious brush with the law,  a family "summit meeting" was  called which was attended by  several Uncles and Aunts,  (notably Aunt Jennie was not  MMWMMMMMtWMM  1976  Ford F-250  Super Cab  390 V8 Auto.  Ranger XLT  Radio, P.S./P.B.  Tulone brown & white  W.L. mirrors  Rear step bumper  2 gas tanks  S5.995.����  South Coast Ford  885-3181  present). My brother and sister  were also excluded. The  outcome of the "meeting" was  that it was decided a change in  venue would be in order and  possibly it would be most wise  for me to terminate my  association with the telegraph  company and go out into the  world to seek my fame and  fortune anywhere but in the  land of my birth.  As my Father observed  sagely, "You cannot keep a wild  bird in a cage. If you try he will  beat himself to death against  the bars." So it was decided 1  would be sent to one of the  British Colonies to, once again  I quote, "make a man out of  myself". There was a boat  leaving for Australia on the  Friday but, fortuitously, there  was a ship leaving Southampton on the Wednesday bound  for Canada. So to Canada I  came!  FROZEN  PRAWNS  ��i.��ib.  Gibsons Fish  886-7886  Drop off *our Coast News  Classifieds m Campbell's  Kamll) Shoes & Leather  Goods in down-town Secjrielt.  Halfmoon Bay  STOUES  Welded Steel Airtights  886-2908  Custom work done.  *i&  We are now  OPEN TUES. - SAT.  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