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 ���ssas  The Sunshine  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15�� per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  May 16,1978  Volume 31, Number 20  Dow Chemical here to defend spraying  By Ian Corrance  Representatives of B.C.Hydro and Dow Chemicals Ltd. came  to the Sunshine Coast on Friday, May 12 to answer a prepared  list of questions on the safety of spraying herbicides on the  Hydro right of way. Present were representatives of the  Chambers of Commerce. Regional Board members and representatives of the public. All told about forty people crowded  into the Regional Board office for the occasion.  The questions which had been prepared and presented in  advance at Hydro's request came from two sources. These  were a scries of ten questions collected and presented by Regional Board Chairman Harry Almond and a further series of  eleven questions presented by Henry Hall, President of the  Sechclt Chamber of Commerce. There was also a film presentation by Dow Chemical and three page brief presented by  Duncan Sim of the Area 'A' Property Owners. The following is  a report of the questions asked and the answers given:  The meeting opened with the July of this year. Applications  are presently going through the  Pesticide Control Committee for  approval.  Environment Canada has refused  your application to spray with  helicopters. Is It true that you are  appealing this decision? If so  why, when Environment Canada  states that It Is difficult to restrict  the herbicide to the target  area?  Mosby: We don't know if  we will appeal it as yet. We  need a copy of the Regulations  Regional Board Chairman Harry Almond putting the board's  concerns to the assemblage.  Do you plan to spray any area on  the Sunshine Coast? If so, when  and where?  Peter Mosby (Vegetation  Mangcmcnt tor Hydro): Yes.  Generally speaking, all our transmission lines and sub-stations  which need it.  Almond: When?  Mosby:    We hope to start by  Control Act.  Are you aware that both the  Canadian Department of Agriculture and the U.S.Envlron-  mental Protection Agency are  reviewing the permits to use  2,4-D on the basis that It may  cause cancer?  Dr. Peter Desai (PHD in herbicide technology. Dow Chemical  representative): 1 am not aware  that Agriculture Canada is looking into it.  Do you know Hydro Is postponing their plans to spray In  the Campbell River area due to  public protest?  Mosby: This was reprinted  in a local paper, and was not  reported as it should have been.  In Campbell River the appeal  by the people was turned down.  A new act came out on March  9. Only permits issued after  that date are subject to appeal,  our application was made prior  to that date. When we were  asked to cancel our previous  permit and reapply, we were informed that in doing so we would  be required to spray 100 extra  acres, which we considered  unnecessary. In view of this  we have cancelled the program.  Vegetation Management Officer Peter Mosby shares a private joke with local Hydro off  Eric Hensch at the meeting of Hydro officials and Dow Chemical representatives at  recent meeting held in the Regional Board office to justify the use of herbicides on  power line.  Cibb responds to critics  By George Gibb  Needless to say, garbage  has become an issue, but this  is only the case when it looks  as if someone is going to be  "dumped on". To clear up  what has happened to date:  Our dumps (land-fill  sites) have not been adequate.  Pressure from the Pollution  Control Board to upgrade our  four sites initiated a survey  by Dayton and Knight, our  consulting engineers. They  told us how inadequate our  Garbage brief ��� Creek  In a press conference called in Roberts Creek on Saturday,  May 13, some concerned residents of Roberts Creek gave the  press a preview of (he brief they intend to present at the meeting of the Public Utilities Committee scheduled for Thursday,  May IK. The spearheads of the Roberts Creek brief are Bruce  Moscley. Brett McGillivray, and Donna Shugar and their main  concern seems to be that the Regional Board should not tic the  district into a waste disposal system which may probe to be obsolete in the very near future,  McGillivray stressed that when the question of incineration  versus landfill us a method of waste disposal was discussed it  should be on a site specific basis only. "Research must be done  on this question," said McGillivray. "We need to know how  much garbage we arc talking about, what kind of garbage it is.  and what is the trend ��� in other words what kind of garbage  will we be dealing with ten years down the road." The group  will urge (hat any decision should be postponed until a study  has been undertaken.  The brief provided a flow chart which traced the movement  of material from the initial consumer purchase until they become waste materials. They stressed that only when the whole  picture was perceived could the right decisions be reached.  McGillivray insisted that some serious thought should be  given to large scale recycling of waste products and the energy  that could be produced from incineration. He pointed out that  recycling must be begun in the home and suggested that it  could be 'institutionalized' by having pickups made for specific  types of wastes on alternate weeks.  Moscley agreed that McGillivray's suggestions represented  the desirable goal but said that if they should not prove immediately attainable so that it was decided to go with sanitary  landfill as a means of waste disposal then that sanitary landfill  should meet the highest possible pollution control standards.  The cost of such a landfill operation, the group felt, would in all  likelihood be on a par with incineration without the built-in  advantages that the incineration method would realize in the  future.  sites were and proposed some  alternatives.  The most financially feasible was a central site in Sechclt. but that was only if Pender  Harbour participated. The  directors of the board appreciated the central site concept  and so, with the new rules  before us and having an area  from Halfmoon Bay to Lang-  dale to deal with and knowing  the amount of garbage  generated. we decided  upon a site on the Gibsons  side of Lockyer Road.  We were told that the problem of leaching would become serious in Pender Harbour and Gibsons. The money  needed to upgrade these  sites would be considerable.  The leachule control cost is  unknown but potentially  prohibitive. If all of these  considerations were dealt  with, under the P.C.B. standards, the life expectancy of  all four sites would still be  very limited.  After some quick figuring  in regard to operating a site  up to the P.C.B. standards  I came up with a figure that  would make looking at alternatives the only responsible  thing to do. Other than  throwing garbage off the  government wharf or up what  used to be a deserted side  road, incineration seems  highly possible.  Incineration today is done  in units that like like furnaces. They have to meet or  exceed the P.C.B. air emission  standards. The heat by-  Please torn to Page Piftenr  and will reapply in twelve  months.  In light of the recent controversy over 2,4-D end the possible  health hazards to wildlife awl  human Inhabitants, don't you  agree that It would be most Intelligent to wait until the review!  on 2,4-D are complete before you  spray anywhere?  Desai: First the material  goes through the Federal Government before it can be sold. If  wc apply for a permit, it then  goes through the pesticide con-  control. Ed Nicholson (Regional  Board): You take away your  responsibility? Mosby: Three of  the best authorities condone it.  Nicholson) Yon have gone  through bureaucracy. What h  Hydro doing themselves to  Insure safety?  Dr. Kelly Gibney (Industrial Hygiene chemist for Hydro): We  have looked at the material for  employee, health and expense,  the latter being in my department, and found there is no  carcinogenic effect from 2,4-D.  I will accept more evidence, but  have seen none. Bioaccumulation  is not established as yet. There is  evidence for and against it. The  levels found now are not considered to be harmful.  Joe Harrison (Regional Board):  Why do you depend on Industry  for your Information, how objective are you?  Mosby: Where else will we  get it?  Nicholson:  Perhaps we do need  someone  else.     Would   Hydro  be prepared to finance a study?  Mosby:     No!     It  is financed  through taxes.  Harrison: Are you doubling  your spraying operation this  year?  Mosby: We arc Jlot. doubling  We will be spraying about 12.000  acres of right of way.  Harrison: Is that not Irresponsible In the face of the present  controversy?  Mosby: Our right of way increases every year.  Nicholson: Science could justify  our concern at any time. If so  what would you do as a back  up?  Mosby: I don't give iffy answers  to iffy questions.  Nicholson: Yes or no?  Mosby: Yes we have a back up.  but it is more expensive.  Vera    McAllister   (Joe    Harrison's alternate on the Regional  Board))       What   about   creek  water?  Mosby: The experts say it is  all right.  Recently the Forest Service  announced that they Intended  Implementing a spray programme  using 2,4-D or 2,4,5-T In areas  of young trees, to control underbrush. We understand that due  to public concern, this programme has now been abandoned. Would II not be advisable  for B.C. Hydro to follow this?  At this point the question of  intelligence was raised by hoih  parlies. The chair then brought  the meeting hack to order.  When there arc cheap alternatives to herbicides, such as broom  which Inhibits the growth of  alder, etc., and which would not  create such a scene of devastation which chemicals produce,  why does not B.C. Hydro use  these alternatives?  Mosby. Ill places wc cln.  but it depends on the soil. Wc  cannot seed on logging properties where the companies have  the means to halt us. as this  seeding is harmful to timber  production.  In the light of recent statements  by the B.C.Medical Association  about the dangers of using 2,4-D  until adequate protection for the  health of the public has been  established, does B.C.Hydro  Intend to Ignore these warnings  and continue the use of these  herbicides?  Mosby: 1 spoke to the BCMA  on the phone half an hour ago  and the reporting on this was  fictitious. It has only been  stated that they will be bringing  up the question at their Annual  Meetine.    The allocations were  Din...-., ��..��. ��.> D-ww Ml-.*  These lovely Sechelt ladies are contestants in      the village's annual celebration this weekend  the Ms. Timber Days Contest will be a feature of   Farewell to a freethinker  By John Bumside  A great many people in  the Gower Point Road area  were saddened last Friday  with the news of the death  by drowning of Andy Randall.  Over the eight or nine years  ���iftl Andy, 5a.<J, Uvedop, tfce  area they had come to know  him as a friendly and an  interesting neighbour. Andy  was   seventv-five   vears   old  agree with Andy to realize to realize. Andy Randall  that here was an honest was born in :i coal mining  man culling from the exper- village in the north ol Eng-  icnees of a long, full life to land. He had beon a boxer  face the issues of life, death and a singer, a soldier and a  and the hereafter with a prisoner of war. and was a  straightforward fearlessness raconteur ol wide range and  and independence. enthusiasm.  One feels that one has lost     Andy  first   made   the   ac-  a friend  the  real' worth  of quaintancc of the  editor ol  PIT.   It was not necessary to   whom one was just beginning this paper when we winked  together four years ago in  the Pantomime, the Sunshine  Kingdom.    Whether in com  diminished enthusiasm and  vigour which was a tonic  to those years younger.  The readers of the Coast  News will have come to know  him for his feisty forthright  opinions about a wide variety  of subjects which he wrote  for this paper under the title  of A FREETHINKER PllL  Requiem for lightweight  \  when he failed to return from  a fishing trip but he approached   life   with   an   un-  By Dim Criiikslituik  He was a small, wirey,  pint-sized figure of a man but  he had the heart of a bull  elephant and as much energy  and up and go as many of the  behemoths wc sec on the fool-  ball fields and hockey rinks.  He had had far from an  easy life ��� down in the  coal-mines in his early teens  and later a prisoner of war in  German and Russian concentration camps and many  years of hard work providing  for his family ��� bill never  once did I hear him complain  or say an unkind word about  anyone or anything.  His unflagging good  humour, tireless energy and  interest in everything and  everybody was a lesson to us  all and we are going to miss  him more as the time passes.  If the preachers are right  and I am wrung and there  really is "a pie in the sky"  then there is no one I know  or have ever known who is  more entitled to a generous  slice of it than our late friend.  Goodbye. Andy old boy,  it was a joy and a privilege  to have known von.  mutiny activities  in the church el  the billiard lahlc  gion. Andy Rni  companion with  We v\ ho knew h  have been impo  his passing were  knowing him and  ies will outlast  sadness.  such as that  loir, or ovei  in   ilk   li-  ilaH   was   .  0X11  her.  and  shei  ll 111  me  nee  Willi  I  b\  I In  -Hi i-  Coast  Hospitality  __Please lum In Page Sixteen  1  The third of the demonstrations by the SORWUC  against the local Bank of Commerce was some  what lightened this week by the interaction of  some clowns from the nearby School Carnival  Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday Coast News, May 16,1978.  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday by Glassford Press Ltd.  Box 460. Gibsons, VON 1VO  Editor-John Burnside  Advertising - Penny Christian  Production ��� Kathy Love  Phone 886-2622 or 886-7817  Typesetting - Cynthia Christensen  Advertising /Photographer - Ian Corrance  Receptionist/Bookkeeper - M. M. Laplante  Veronica Plewman ��� Production  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast.  British Columbia: $12.00 per year; $8.00 for six months.  Canada except B.C. $15.00 per year.  United States and Foreign $20.00 per year.  ��  CNA  Herbicide spraying  We have no wish to belabour the issue nl herbicide spraying to the point  where we bore our readers with the  subject bul In light of the recent visit  nl Hydro officials unci representatives  from Dow Chemical to the Sunshine  Coast, ostensibly to set our fears at rest,  perhaps some comment may be permit-  led us. Elsewhere we have set forth  as completely as possible an account of  the questions asked and the answers  given and the concerned reader will  judge for himself or herself the nature  of I he exercise.  Perhaps also we may be forgiven if  we lake exception to an answer given to  Question HH posed by Chairman Harry  Almond of the Regional Board. Almond  asked if the Power Corporation intended  In disregard statements made by the  B.C.Medical Association and reported  in the C'oasl News last week. Peter  Mosby. the man in charge of Vegetation  Management answered: "1 spoke to the  B.C.M.A. on the phone half an hour  ago and the reporting is fictitious."  Now one becomes accustomed to criticism in this business but the fact of the  matter is that the report carried on the  front page of the Coast News last week  was word for word a press release  from   the   B.C.Medical   Association  II there is anything fictitious in the  exercise il is Mosby's contention that the  concern was that of only one member of  the association. The report clearly  states that il is something that will be  brought up by the Environmental Health  Committee at the next convention. Read-'  ers are referred to columnist George  Matthews' analysis of how the highly-  paid experts employed by the large  corporations like Hydro and Dow Chemical systematically discredit and attempt  lo confuse all those who would question  them. No further comment would  appear to be necessary.  Also of particular note is the question  that Joe Harrison asked about the fact  that Hydro relies on experts employed by  the chemical industry for their advice. "How objective can it be?" asks  Harrison. How. indeed. Have wc not in  the very recent past been assured by  cigarette companies that health hazards  were not proven, and assured until  finally the government said that they  damn well were proven and the cigarette  companies better say so on their packages? Have we not to this present day  got advertisements from Ford Motor  Company extolling the care they take  with passenger safety while wc can  watch on the same television set U.S.  Government Safety tests which show the  Pinto bursting into flames if rear-ended  at the speed of city traffic because of a  fragile fuel system.  We must become skeptical when giant  corporations with millions of dollars of  vested interest hire experts to tell us that  what they are doing will cause us no  grief. The argument here is that the onus  should be on the producers of the herbicides to provide the proof that they are  harmless before they are allowed to  market them. We can do no better here  than conclude, for now, with a quotation  from the B.C.Medical Association press  release that the man from Hydro labelled  fictitious: "Retrospectively discovered  hazards such as asbestos, P.C.B., ionizing radiation, and ply vinyl chloride  demonstrate graphically that we can no  longer grope ahead on the assumption  that we will find technological answers  to the various problems that may arise  with the development of increasingly  sophisticated technologies. The medical  profession must do everything within its  power to ensure that potential health  hazards are identified, monitored and  controlled, not just on paper but in  fact."  Regional review  The committee appointed by the provincial government to assess the performance of the Regional Boards has  been lo the Sunshine Coast and is gone  again. Unlike other public meetings  this lasl week there was a positive  surprise in the conduct of the hearings.  The commissioners were courteous and  yet searching in their questioning of the  various bodies and individuals who presented briefs. There was the feeling that  they were seriously attempting to assess  and upgrade the regional board concept.  Il will be admitted readily here that one  was nut optimistic about this committee.  Distrust of the larger structures is  something which it seems hard to avoid  in these days and indeed only time will  tell the direction that local government  will take. But if surface impressions are  to be trusted at all it is the opinion here  that this was an honest review committee  with shrewd and thoughtful members  seeking in a meaningful way to extract  as much information as possible about  the subject they were assigned to investigate.  If indeed it proves to be a committee  intent on making contact with the citizenry in a real way on a matter which  concerns them deeply then the provincial  government is to be commended for  appointing it. Time will tell. We will  await its findings with interest.  from the files of Coast News  5 YEARS AGO  For the third time in their fourth  year history the Driftwood Players  are invited to participate in the province-wide B.C. Drama finals.  Plans to form a society to establish a curling rink in Gibsons have  progressed to the point where membership applications are being accepted.  Dudley Gerow arrives in Gibsons  to manage the Co-op meat department after live years in Tahsis.  10 YEARS AGO  A report from the federal department of transport places Gibsons as  one of seven Class A ports for small  boats on the west coast.  Paul St.Pierre is nomiated for the  Coast Chilcotin riding at a meeting  held in Squamish.  B.C.Hydro and Dow Chemicals  jointly put on an evening at the  Cedars Inn at which they introduced  about thirty people interested in  brush control to a new chemical  product called Tordon.  15 YEARS AGO  Woodfibre's new telephone exchange arrives ��� on wheels. The  facility is ensconced in a 12-foot long  trailer.  Kinsmen-Kiwanis committee  announces that the plans for the  Health Centre are just about completed and the tima-for calling ten-  ders is very near.  20 YEARS AGO  H.M.C.S. Stettler announces that  it will be on hand to join in the festivities of Sechelt Timber Days.  A Canadian Forest Products  First Aid team from Port Mellon  wins first place in a First-Aid competition held in Vancouver.  W.J.Mayne of Sechelt is notified that he has passed with high  marks his recent examination for  notaries public.  25 YEARS AGO  The President of the Canadian  Chamber of Commerce addresses  the executive of the Gibsons Board  of Trade.  Zoe Roberts of Roberts Creek,  younger daughter of Skipper Harry  Roberts, was married to Norman  Earl of Pender Harbour.  Miss Alice Bard Davis of Davis  Bay passed away peacefully in her  63rd year.  30 YEARS AGO  A new Howe Sound Ferry, the  Machigonne, begins service between  Horseshoe Bay and Gibsons. The 140  passenger ferry will make two round  trips a day.  The new Village Centre, built  by Village Enterprises Ltd., is now  ready to serve the residents of Sechelt.  Williams Construction Company  will clear the site for the Roberts  Creek School while in Gibsons  the village has purchased the Legion  Hall and is now using it for a school.  Pender Harbour, late 1920's. A Union Steamships Company  vessel, probably the S.S. Lady Cecilia, is making her way  out of the harbour, with Lee Mountain behind. Union ships  began to call at Irvine's Landing as far back as the turn of the  century. After 1910, the S.S. Selma of the All Red Line also  called, and both fleets added Donley's Landing (later Hassan's) to their itineraries. Following construction of a wharf  at the St. Mary's Hospital site, steamers penetrated to that  stop. These commodious passenger vessels kept Pender Harbour water-oriented; B.C.'s "Venice of the North". Photo  courtesy   E.S.Clayton   and   Elphinstone   Pioneer   Museum.  L.R.Peterson  -J^flkttfll  Musings  John Burnside  "Have you seen so and so,  lately," quoth my friend in  the beer parlour where I  sipped mv abstemious ginge��  ale.  "Why. yes. I saw her at  the movie last night." I  said.  "You actually went to that  movie?" in a horrified and  disbelieving tone.  "Yes. I did."  "What did you think of it?"  "It was very interesting,"  I said.  "Interesting? Only interesting?"  "Very interesting," I said.  "Only interesting?"  "Isn't interesting enough?"  I replied growing a little  w cary of the exchange.  "But the critics said it was  a disastrous movie," she said.  "I haven't read critics for  years." 1 replied, being reminded of an anecdote Dave  Kydd told me about Brendan  Bchan, the fondly remembered Irish playwright, wit,  and alcoholic. A man who  took refuge in the anaesthetic of alcohol till it took  him to the final sleep. Apparently Bchan on a memorable lour of Canada ��� at least  of Eastern Canada, which is  a pity for he would have  found the west much more to  his liking ��� was a guest on  Kriinl Page Challenge. After the panel had correctly  identified him, crusty old  Gordon Sinclair who has  shaped an identity for himself out of bad-tempered  taslelessness and cynicism  demanded of the playwright:  "And what do you think of  your critics, Mr. Bchan."  The lyrical and lost Mr.  Behan took a moment's  thought then put the matter  as succinctly as I have heard  it put. "A critic," said he,  "is like a eunuch in a harem.  He knows all about it, but he  can't quite turn the trick  himself."  It has always seemed to  mc to be most appropriate.  I don't believe there is a  critic alive who would not be  a creator. There is always  this clement in the critic,  the element of the frustrated  artist. It's what makes a  critic happiest when he finds  a work he can say nasty things  about. The best of them are  masters of invective and  underneath the invective  there is always the latent  I-could-do-it-bettcr lament.  The movie in question was  "Valentino" starring Rudolf  Nureyev.. Apparently it .was.  roundly condemned by the  critics but I went innocent of  this knowledge and enjoyed  it. That it was flawed is  undoubtedly true, but there  was much to admire and it  was all of interest.  Valentino was the first  and greatest example of a  relatively ordinary human  being with finite gifts who  was deified by the mass  after exposure in the newly-  developed mass medium of  film, deified and then destroyed. More recently we  have the pathetic example  of Elvis Presley, but Valentino was the first and his story  was of interest for that reason  alone. The film was made  with the fidelity to period  that we have come to expect from the television and  film makers of Great Britain  and as an authentic glimpse  of the twenties ������ that mad,  exuberant, whirling period  in the history of America  just before the great hangover  of the Great Depression which  ended the decade ��� it was of  definite interest.  There was a memorable  vignette of another star of  the silent screen. Fatty Ar-  buckle was portrayed, by an  actor whose name escaped  me, in the highest Hush of  his dizzying success and just  before his sudden downfall,  for the discerning a foreshadowing of what lay in  wait for Valentino, then still  only a professional dancer in  vaudeville with a dream of  acquiring a Californian  orange grove. It was a brief  and brilliant characterization  which took one briefly to the  edge of a separate precipice.  And there was the work of  Nureyev, one of the twentieth  century's great figures  exposed for the first time to a  mass audience. Admittedly  to see Nureyev the actor  cannot be the same experience as seeing Nureyev the  dancer. Ballet is an expansive interpretive art and  working for the camera with  its pitiless and demanding  close-ups is a very different  exercise and it is true that  Nureyev was not totally  believable. But he was  engaging, arresting. He has  the magnetism of the great  ones. Perhaps the changes of  mood were too broadly drawn  for the screen but he was  ever interesting and one  feels, confident that if he  wishes to make more films  and IT handled''well by a  skillful director in a suitable  vehicle he will be well worth  watching.  And again there was the  sociological insight. The film  and the makers of the film  well understood that where  there is adulation there  must also be envy and when  envy can seize the upper  hand the results arc as dreadful and as pitiless as the  climb to the hill called Calvary.  So. all in all. I was well  satisfied with my visit to the  theatre and my ignorance  of what the critics had said.  Years ago in a university  class in Montreal when the  Canadian poet Irving Layton  was the lecturer we used to  rail about critics and their  mis-interpretation of their  function. They should be introducers and clarifiers, was  his theme, not tin-pot authorities who castigate and demean  at the least provocation  and whose root motivation is  again envy.  The theatre was virtually  empty the other night and  many missed an interesting  film and the critics arc to  blame.  Slings & Arrows  George Matthews  1 wouldn't know a Eurasian  Milfoil if 1 met one in the  street. 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T  sound like formulas for hair  conditioner or catchy names  for breakfast food. Recently  however, these offensive  items have been cropping up  in newspapers with increasing  regularity. Apparently  Eurasian Milfoil is some sort  of noxious weed which grows  in fresh water lakes and  streams, while 2,4-D and 2,4,5  -T are the even more noxious  chemicals which are used to  poison the weeds. There  seems to be some suggestion that these chemicals  may well poison other things  as well, not the least of which  is people. I can only guess  that the recent proliferation  of press notices for the weeds  and the poison is a seasonal  thing. When things start  growing in the spring, there's  bound to be someone around  who wants to poison them.  1 don't recall last winter  much mention of weeds and  chemicals, or maybe my  mind was on other things.  On the other hand maybe  I should put the blame for my  sudden awareness of Milfoil  and 2,4-D on my friend and  colleague, Marta Mackown,  who insists on making her  Social Studies students aware  of such things., usually with  success that her fellow teachers end up learning something as well by a sort of educational fallout. Over the  years, as soon as my eye fell  upon the word "Milfoil"  or the phrase "2,4-D", 1  quickly shifted to the Sports  Page, but as Mrs. Mackown  and her students have taken  to the issue like a dog to a  bone, I am obliged, briefly  at least, to emerge from my  usually pleasant apathy.  As an extension of last  year's "Community Forum",  so successfully promoted by  Mrs. Mackown's students at  Elphinstone, her tireless  pupils have���qrganized another  one scheduled for ' Sunday,  May 28, again at Elphinstone,  They have investigated the  issued in considerable depth,  weighed the pro's and con's  and are preparing to present  their findings, using experts  in the field at the upcoming  Public Forum.  My understanding of the  issue is quite skimpy, but it  seems that B.C.Hydro in  particular is in the habit of  using these chemicals to spray  Hydro right-of-ways and that  the material is so chemically  stable that it remains in the  soil without decomposing.  When the rains come, these  chemicals are washed away,  either into creeks and streams  or into our water supply.  Recalling that the Hydro  lines run right behind our  municipal reservoir, and in  the recent past this area was  sprayed with 2,4-D, the possibility of us drinking the  chemicals seems fairly unavoidable. While Dr. Shrum  seemed to enjoy sipping the  stuff, there is a considerable  amount of evidence that 2,4-D  and 2,4,5-T can cause a number of unpleasant symptoms  in fish, animals and human  beings.  I'm not in the habit of  drinking much water and I've  long ago been resigned to  the likelihood that the local  environment is on the road to  doom anyway, but one aspect  of the controversy really fascinates me. That is the way  in which government agencies  and large corporations manipulate the masses into apathy.  The technique has been  known and used successfully  for years, beginning in the  sixties when people were of  a mind to protest just about  anything. The method, developed in the states and  used up here by Marathon  Realty is now a part of every  large organization's public  relations bag of tricks. I've  even seen it employed by  school boards.  It works like this: When the  corporate body perceives a  negative public response  to one of its proposals, turning  playgrounds into parking  lots, building a prison next  to your kids' kindergarten,  etc., it engages some experts to compile reams of  statistics and data, then calls  a public meeting to allow the  public to air its grievances.  When it is shown that the public protest is purely emotional  (and therefore irrational)  while the corporations's  arguments are based on research and statistics (and  therefore rational) the corporation announces that now,  since the public has had its  say it will go ahead with its  plans.  At this point, the original  protest has lost much of its  steam. The people who went  to the meeting because they  were mad are satisfied  because at least there was  someone to get mad at. Those  who are more tenacious  and persistent devote many  volunteer, part time hours to  gather research to counter the  corporate arguments and demand another meeting. If  the demands are' insistent  enough, the company, usually with a great outward display of tolerance, understanding and sympathy, will  hold another meeting. About  half of the original protesters  show up. The company,  using lawyers and skilled  P.R. people (preferably  groovy looking) counters the  protesters' arguments and  calls their research into  question. The protesters go  away to patch up their research but most drop out  because of frustration, lack  of time or embarrassment  at being the cause of a conflict.  Those remaining may come  back a third time, but this  time there is so much conflicting data that no one can  understand it. The company  now suggests that the issue  be taken to court, but the  protesters don't have enough  money. If the group of remaining protesters is small  enough the corporation may  even make vague hints that  the protesters are led by members of subversive organizations or that the leaders are  Please tum to Page Five  THE WINDHOVER:  lo Christ our Lord  I caught this morning morning s minion, kingdom   of daylight's   dauphin,   dapple-dawn-drawn  Falcon,   in  his riding  Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding  High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing  In his ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing,  As a skate's heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend: the hurl and  gliding  Rebuffed the big wind. My heart in hiding  Stirred for a bird, ���the achieve of, the mastery of the thing!  Brute beauty and valor and act, oh, air, pride, plume, here  Buckle! AND the fire that breaks from thee then, a billion  Times told lovelier, more dangerous. Oh my chevelier!  No wonder of it: sheer plod makes plow down sillion  Shine, and blue-bleak embers, ah my dear,  Fall, gall themselves, and gash gold-vermilion.  GERARD MANLEYHOPKINS 11844-1889] HEALTHY SPORT!  Coast News. May 16,1978  3.  LETTERS  Funday  Editor:  On Sunday, May 7, some 150  people celebrated Wilson Creek's  first Family Funday. We all had a  splendid time. From the planting  of trees and shrubs to the Family  Boogie that night.  We would like to thank the  organizers, entertainers and participants who made the day such  a smash hit I Thanks are due to  the donors of gardening advice  and material too:  Evergreen Landscaping  Gibsons    Building    Supplies  Quality Farm Supply  Murray's   Garden   and   Pet  Supplies  Special thanks go to Pied Pear  (Joe, Mock ��� Rick Scott) for their  energy and beautiful music.  We are looking forward to  another Funday in the summer.  We hope to see lots of the Community here again.  Wilson Creek Community Centre  & Wilson Creek Community  .    ���..     Association  Parking  Sir:  Parking by-laws in the city  were created because of traffic  congestions, where people drive  their cars continuously around the  block until they find a parking  spot. This is because the shopping area is more concentrated  in area square feet compared to  the people per square foot in  the residential area which is not  the case at all in Gibsons, also  we do not have any blocks to  drive around. Therefore if people  cannot find a parking spot near  our place or store we will lose  their business which is a loss to  the businessmen and not to the  Village.  For this reason parking should  be of great concern to the business world and not the village.  Now I know some people  park their cars in front of our  store and shop at Ken's and  vice versa, which puts us all  very much in the same boat.  Also if I buy myself an ice cream  cone at the Tides, whether 1  eat it standing up or sitting down,  in either case I have to find a  parking spot. On the other  hand if I am in need of a birthday  card, 1 for one will not park  my car in the off-the-street  parking behind the Arbutus  Tree establishment or other back  lane   parking   lots   and   walk  through the lane down School  Road, down Gower Point in order  to get the card, neither will  anybody else. What I really  mean is that some people try  very hard to be very naive about  the Gibsons parking situation.  Variety Foods  MORE  LETTERS  Please torn to Page Eight  Inqtia  Quality v ADDliances  <(,��  885-2568  Quality aW Appliances  Sold & Serviced  J&C ELECTRONICS  Radio/hack  authorized Sales Centre  Cowrie St., Sechelt, B.C. 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O"  pork loin Sjde  chops      1.48   bacon      1.29  Prices Effective: Wed., Thurs., Fri., & Sat. May 17,18,19, &20 Coast News, May 16  ON THE RISKY FRINGES OF  CRIME  My years on or around the  Vancouver streets were naturally marked to some extent  by the proximity to criminals  and crime. I was never of a  particularly larcenous bent  myself, having a marked aversion to the possible consequences but many of the people I rubbed shoulders with  had no such compunctions.  Their misdeeds ranged from  minor swindles and gat's to  Ihe really big-time stuff like  armed robbery. In those days,  twenty-five years back, when  pool halls were still sinister,  ill-lit places, seldom frequent-  by women, il was quite possible to overhear a couple of  career-rounders at the next  table, discussing scores both  past and pending, with casual  expertise. It was generally  healthier to forget such dangerous conversations.  Boosting or petty-theft  was (and undoubtedly still  is) one of the most widely-  practiced forms of illegal  activity. Much of it was  carried on by junkies to support heroin-habits; others  seemed to pilfer for the sheer  sport. There were some remarkably skillful thieves  working the downtown stores  in the early Fifties. Many of  the deftest were members  of a gang operated by a dapper young Fagin called Zoot  Harry. I was casually acquainted with one of the gang-  members, a cheerful kid called  Denny Hepton. 1 once ran  into Denny on my way to a  Chinatown tailor-shop and he  elected to tag along. The  place was certainly no pushov-  Pages  from a  Life-Log  Peter Trower  cr for thieves. It was brightly  lighted and staffed by half-a-  dozen Chinamen who never  took their eyes off us. Denny  loitered casually by the  clothing-rack while I picked  up the draped-pants I had  ordered. Wc left the place  and walked a couple of  blocks. Then Denny opened  up his coat and showed  me a brand-new pair of strides  he'd somehow snaffled from  the rack under the very eyes  of the Chinamen. I was  nervously impressed.  My unwise association  with such sticky-fingered  characters as Denny almost  led to my undoing on a couple  of occasions. One Sunday,  1 was wandering aimlessly  along Hastings Street when I  met another young rounder  called Dukey Stetz. He suggested that we go for a coffee and we entered a cafe.  In a back-booth, Dukey indicated the wall jukebox.  "Show you how to pick up  some easy loot," he said.  Producing a nail-file, he inserted it in the lock on the box  and sawed it back and forth a  few times. Then placing  several paper napkins under  the juke-box, he began to turn  the file. On the ninth turn,  the box came free from the  wall, releasing a small flood  of coins. The sound of their  fall was muffled by the napkins. I watched in a sort of  aghast fascination as Dukey  scooped the silver into his  pockets and replaced the box  I*  Canadian Radio-television and  Telecommunications Commission  PUBLIC NOTICE  Ottawa, May t, 1978  BRITISH COLUMBIA  TELEPHONE COMPANY  ORDINARY SHARES ISSUE  The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications  Commission has received an application from British  Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel) lor approval ot  the amount, terms and conditions of the issue, sale or other  disposition of ordinary shares of its capital stock, not  exceeding an aggregate amount of seventy million dollars  ($70,000,000) without par value.  The applicant has stated that it is necessary to issue capital  stock at this time, rather than obtain additional debt  financing, in oraer to maintain an appropriate and prudent  corporate financial debt to equity ratio.  The application and accompanying documents may be  examined at the following locations:  British Columbia Telephone Company  3777 Kingsway  Burnaby, British Columbia  V5H 3Z7  or  CRTC  1860-1050 West Pender SI.  Vancouver. B.C. V6E3S7  or  CRTC  Room 1601,100 Metcalfe Street  Ottawa. Ontario K1A0N2  Intervention: Any person interested in an application to  which he is not a party may intervene.  An intervener shall mail or deliver to the Secretary of the  Commission a written statement describing his interest and  containing his approval ol the application, his opposition  thereto, his suggested modification thereof, or any other  pertinent comment thereon, togethei with any documents  that may be useful In explaining or supporting the  intervention, and he shall also serve a copy of the  intervention, and documents, personally or by registered  mail, upon the applicant al the office of Mr, R.J. Bouwman,  Secretary. B C. Tel, 3777 Kingsway, Burnaby. B.C.. V5H  3Z7 All interventions concerning this matter must be  received by Ihe Commission and by the applicant on or  before May 26.1978. The applicant shall reply to all  interventions, and shall serve a copy of its reply on the  intervener and the Commission on or before May 31,1978.  In this case, documents must be actually received on the  specified dates, not merely posted on those dates.  Procedures to be followed:  Depending upon the nature of the comments received up to  the deadline lor interventions the Commission will  determine whether or not a public hearing will be held to  deal with the application.  II, in the Commission s view, there are no serious problems  requiring further inquiry, the Commission would propose to  deal with the matter without a public hearing, rendering a  decision approving the application "in principle" on June 1,  1978. Subsequently on June 2. it is anticipated that the  applicant will provide to the Commission the exact price,  size and other terms and conditions ol the issue. Provided  the terms ol the issue do not depart from those set out in the  application, final approval would then be granted on June 2.  Public Hearing:  If a public hearing is to be held on this matter, it will take  place at a time and location to be specified by the  Commission.  Those who express an interest In this application will be  notified regarding the decision concerning a public hearing.  Use Ouimet  Secretary General  on the wall.   "See," he said,  "ain't nothing to it."  I suppose if I'd had any  brains I would have parted  company with Dukey at this  point but my sense of self-  preservation was at a low-ebb  that day and I stayed with  him. We worked our way  up Hastings Street hitting a  couple of more cafes with  equal case. Dukey seemed  to have every likely spot in  the area cased. Despite my  better instincts, I began to  fall into the larcenous rhythm  of it. It hardly seemed as  though we were doing anything illegal. It was like a  game.  By the time we hit the  Cathay Cafe, far up Granville Street, our pockets  were bulging with loose-  change. I was more than  ready to quit but Dukey  talked me into one final  score. We set up shop in a  back-booth and Dukey began  the by-now familiar ritual.  Suddenly, I had a sharp sense  of impending disaster. Glancing up, I noticed for the first  time, a slanted mirror on the  ceiling that allowed the  proprietor to survey the  booths from behind the counter. He was watching Dukey  intently, a small Chinaman  with an angry expression on  his face. I kicked Dukey  under the table and he  stopped tinkering with the  jukebox about seven turns  off the wall. The Chinaman  came storming over. "You  boys, you get the hell out of  here right now!" he ordered  shrilly.  He didn't have to tell us  twice. Dukey and I headed  for the door and ran smack  into an enormous beat cop  who just happened to be  passing the cafe. At the  sight of the blue-uniform,  the Chinaman decided to  make a Federal case out of it.  He chattered excitedly to the  harness-bull who nodded  grimly, admonished Dukey  and I to stay put and got on  the blower. In no time flat,  we were back in the incriminating booth, surrounded by  half a dozen plainclothes  detectives from the Hoodlum  Squad and a couple of representatives from the jukebox  '*P *P *f* 1**P f|5 ^l* rj% #|> Pf. 3|i 9n r|5 3(5 #|C  NDP  Try us for Good Books  From Bantam  & Ballantine  886-7744  * ^U ilj ^U ^U ^b *f* ^g ^U ^U ^U ^U ^U ^0 *1* *��t  + rf+ w^rj% *J* rp ��j* *J+��l+4f**f* ?|% JJi ^% ��|*��!  company. Apparently, this  form of pilfering had been  running rampant for months  and now the cops seemed to  figure they had nabbed two  of the chief culprits. I shivered  in my boots and cursed the  day I'd met Dukey. It looked  as though he and I were a  sure cinch to fall like a ton of  bricks. 1 could hear the jail  doors clanging shut behind  me.  The only possible defense  we had was to claim that  we'd found the jukebox in  its present, half-jimmied  condition and that when we'd  tried to play a record, it had  come loose from the wall.  Wc stuck desperately to this  spurious story. The main  thing that seemed to puzzle  them was how we had done it.  I knew it was only a question  of time before they frisked  us and found Dukey's file.  There was some talk of taking us down to the station  but finally they elected to  search us right there in the  presence of several grinning  customers. Our pockets  were literally sagging with  nickles, quarters and dimes  and they took full note of this.  But possession of loose-  change, while suspicious  under the circumstances,  was no proof of anything.  They had to have an implement and to my amazement,  Dukey came up clean. The  file had vanished and the  dicks were stymied.  They hemmed and hawed  and whispered among themselves. There were a few  more vague threats of taking  us down to the City Bucket  but they had no case and they  knew it. We stuck to our story  like flypaper. Finally, they  had no choice but to give us  the benefit of the doubt.  "All right, you punks clear  the hell out of here!" one of  them snarled frustratedly.  Suddenly, Dukey and 1  were back on the street,  scott-free. I could barely  believe it. We put several,  rapid blocks between ourselves and that scene of near-  disaster. I couldn't contain,  myself any longer. "Hey  man, what the hell did you  do with that file?"  "I just shoved it through  the plastic into one of the  seat-cushions," said Dukey.  "I didn't figure they'd start  tearing them apart."  The close shave nipped  any criminal proclivities I  might have had, soundly  in the bud. Shortly after,  the music company installed  bugs in the juke-boxes and put  an end to this sort of activity.  Twilight Theatre  Close Encounters of the Third  Kind completes its week-long run  at the Twilight Theatre this week.  The film, which deals with ordinary people making contact with  the alien beings who are the  masterminds of Unidentified  Flying Objects, will be screened  at the local cinema at 8:00 p.m.  on Tuesday and Wednesday, May  16 and 17. Thursday, Friday  and Saturday, May 18���20, the  film will be shown twice nightly  starting at 6:45 p.m. and 9:15  p.m.  The second feature film of the  week is lngmar Bergman's  The Serpent's Egg, starring Liv  Ullman and David Carradine.  The film is set in Munich in the  1920's and deals with the rise of  Nazism. It was also filmed in  Munich and marks the first time  that Bergman has made a film  outside his native Sweden.  In addition to the work of the  two stars, The Serpent's Egg  also offers stellar performances  from Gert Froebe, Heinz Bennet  and James Whitmore. Some song  and dance members serve to  lighten this grim tale.  The Twilight Theatre will  mark the holiday weekend with  a traditional late night double  feature of horror films starting  at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21.  Featured will be Captain Kronos'  Vampire Hunt and the companion  feature, The Skull.  MMi-la'A  Bfltl/fl (OUMAwIq  Beautiful  As part of RCMP week, local police officers  toured local schools with this cartoon policeman.  Students were invited to supply the face.  Labatts  Established 1828  A tradition in Canada  for 150 years.  This year marks the 150th Anniversary of Labatt Breweries.  That's a significant achievement for any company.  Technically speaking, we started our business before our  country was even a nation. We began very modestly, in 1828,  on the quiet banks of the Thames River in what is now  the city of London, Ontario. Since that time, we've  grown and prospered.  We've had good people with us over those 150 years. They made  good products and good decisions which furthered our growth.  Without doubt however, the fundamental factor for our  success was our good fortune to be a part of the young and  dynamic people who formed the nation we now know as Canada.  We grew together.  Started by Canadians and still owned by Canadians Labatt's  feels proud, and grateful, for all those good years.  LABATT BREWERIES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA LTD.  VICTORIA NEW WESTMINSTER        CRESTON  El I in glut m 's  ^   Astrology  By R��e Elllngham  Week Commencing: May 15th.  General Notes:  Apart from Mercury moving  into Taurus, there are no major  planetary configurations forming  at the present time. The movement of Mercury into a fresh  sign indicates the need to direct  our mental activities into 'ife  departments which have been  neglected. The following prognostications point to the areas  requiring our personal attention.  ARIES (March 21-Aprll 19)  Accent is on settling financial  obligations. You're forced to  take short journeys to collect  overdue debts and regain borrowed possession. Now's the  time to enter fresh negotiations  with others regarding property  or monev.  TAURUS (April 20-May 20)  Your mental abilities and reactions will be more alert as Mercury moves into your sign for  three weeks. Spotlight is on all  forms of local communications.  Short visits, phone calls and  messages become tiring. You'll  feel a strong need to write that  long-awaited letter to explain  your present position.  GEMINI (May 21-June 21)  It's now important that you  have plenty of time and space to  yourself in order to think out  present problems. You have to  convince those close to you that  you're entitled to your own private thoughts. Hunches, insights  and ideas should be written down  for future use.  CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Your mind will soon turn to  group projects. You'll experience contentment sharing your  skills and talents with local  associations. Discussing your  life goals and expectations with  an old friend is time well spent.  It's time to expand your circle  of acquaintances.  LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)  It's time to think seriously  about your position and reputation. You must be prepared  to travel and talk to superiors  regarding personal advancement.  It's a favourable period for submitting applications and taking  a chance.   Sitting at home doing  nothing produces nothing.  VIRGO (Aug. 2.1-Scpt. 22)  You'll soon be intellectually  eager for fresh knowledge and  new    experiences. Foreign  countries, long-distance travel,  religion, and philosophy will soon  attract your curiosity. For those  employed, job upgrading courses  are worth looking into.  LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)  Expect others to ask your  advice regarding their finances  or property. As a witness, you  could be signing their contracts  and agreements. Read the  small print first. Libra speculators are favoured for this month's  lottery win (Don't forget me!)  SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)  Now's the time to communicate more honestly with those  close to you. You need to know  how others feel about your recent plans and ideas. You'll  accomplish much more after  listening to a loved one's point  of view. Contracts and agreements arc presented for signing  during the next three weeks.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)  Local travel, phone calls and  messages are linked to employment and health matters. It's  a good time to sit down with coworkers and discuss current problems from a constructive angle.  Improved diets and health programs should he adhered to religiously. Display your success  for all to sec.  CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)  Making the effort to travel  locally and visit long-lost friends  will have pleasant social repercussions during the next three  weeks. Having a good time is  now strongly linked to being on  the move, leaving messages,  and making things happen.  AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)  Accent is on discussions with  your immediate family concerning domestic affairs which have  to be solved now. Increased  correspondence and phone calls  emphasize the need for fresh  family arrangements. Real  estate documents or rental  agreements should be double-  checked before attaching signatures.  PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)  For you. Pisces, the next  three weeks should be the most  active time of this year. Too  many short journeys, phone calls,  and correspondences will be  exhausting. To avoid confusion,  you have to classify all important paper work as it arrives.  Small personal items arc lost and  found.  Concert pianist to  perform locally  Timothy Brown, concert  pianist and teacher living in  Gibsons, will present a Sunday afternoon programme of  Bach, Brahms, Schubert,  and Chopin on Sunday. May  21, at 2:00 p.m. at Elphinstone High School.  Mr. Brown has performed  widely in the U.S., Europe  and the Orient, and was recently   piano  soloist   in   the  San Francisco area, playing  Bartok's Third Concerto with  orchestra. He also specializes  in the study and performance  of clavichord music of the  twelfth through seventeenth  centuries.  Admission for the concert  will be $3.00 for adults and  $2.50 for students, senior  citizens, and native North  Americans.  (TWILIGHT  (THEATRE?  886-2827  GIBSONS  One Show 8 p.m.  May 16,17  Two Shows  Thurs.,Fri.,&Sat.  May 18,19, & 20  6:45 & 9:15 p.m.  LATE NIGHT  DOUBLE FEATURE  Sunday, May 2111 p.m  CAPTAIN KRONOS'  VAMPIRE HUNT  Warning: Could  frighten children  & THE SKULL  The Serpent's Egg Restricted 8 p.m.  Sun., Mon.,&Tues. May 21,22, & 23  The kind of terror that could never be.  until now...  until Bergman!  Warning: Some  suggestive scenes  & violence  the  serpents  EGG Down on worm farm  For fishing and farming  By John Moore  Long before Isaac Walton  penned "The Complete Angler", the first great manual  for sports-fishermen, the  earthworm had been firmly  established as the fisherman's "ol reliable", the last  resort when the fish regard  all other baits and lures with  the enthusiasm of a convention of gourmets trapped in a  burger-bar. Fishing's come a  long way since Walton, yet  today's lake and stream  fishermen continue to rely  on the earthworm when their  fancy complicated lures and  artificial baits fetch up a fine  catch of old boots, tires and  beer cans.  My earliest fishing experiences took place on the  banks of creek pools where,  in the shadows of rock overhangs and submerged  mossed-over logs, there  lurked succulent six to twelve  inch trout. For ten year  olds on a penny candy allowance supplemented by redeemed pop bottles, spinning reels and fly rods were an  unheard of luxury or the  property fathers and older  brothers who were understandably reluctant to lend  their tackle to intrepid anglers  who had a habit of falling  into creeks, out of trees, and  being chased through thickets  by hordes of disturbed wasps.  There was always something  furtive about our fishing  expeditions. Many of us were  forbidden to go near the  creeks. Our parents, at least  once a week, would read  aloud from newspaper reports  of drownings and reinforce  their warnings about "playing in the creek". We would  nod, head off in the other  direction and double back  around the block. Our tackle  was primitive to say the  least, often consisting of a  supple switch, small spools  of leader line and cheap  hooks filched from Dad's  tackle-box. The closest  we ever got to tied flies were  the illustrations we used to  collect from the back of discarded Sportsman cigarette  packs. Our bait was the worm  and we knew to raid the  finest gardens and the lushest  lawns in search of our quarry.  We never really understood  the irritation these forays  seemed to provoke in the owners of the lawns and gardens,  even when we offered to fill  in the  holes.     Our tackle-  boxes were jam jars or tin  cans, with a little earth in the  bottom to keep the worms  happy. Occasionally we used  our pockets. (Motherly  shrieks and commotions on  washing day when the leftover worms were discovered.)  I don't do much lake or  stream fishing now, but every so often a friend of mine  and I hold what has come to  be called the "Sixteen Mile  Creek Zen-Nihilist Fishing  Derby", an event which recaptures the spirit of those  childhood expeditions. The  derby is held in the spring,  when the fish are too small to  keep and have to be thrown  back. On the way to the  creek, we stop at a pasture  and dig up handfuls of juicy  worms. The fish are always  in good appetite and so are  we. We bring a lunch and  spend the day wandering up  and down the creek in the mist  and rain, proving that "Gone  Fishing" is purely a state of  mind.  You might ask, I suppose,  why buy worms for bait when  all you need is a shovel?  Well the answer is simply  that domesticated worms have  been bred for their hardiness and their resistance to  water. Anyone who has fished  with worms from the field or  garden knows they don't  last long under water. They  rapidly stop moving, turn  pale, and die, presenting an  unappetizing aspect to a  passing trout. The Red  worms, like the Red Hybrids  Mike Baecke raises at the  West Coast Farm, can live  for up to four hours underwater if hooked properly.  Most reputable dealers, Mike  included, market worms for  fishing with a label indicating the correct way to hook  the worm. You first pass  the hook through the clitel-  lum, the band of swollen  segments about a third of the  way from the head, then hook  the worm again about halfway  along the tail. In this way  the vital organs of the worm  are not damaged and its  movement is unimpaired.  It can continue to live, wriggle, and attract fish for long  enough for you to find out if  there are fish there to attract.  You get a lot more fishing for  your worms and eliminate  the necessity of constantly  renewing your bait.  Lately I've discovered why  the avid gardeners who  suffered    the    depredations  of our worm-raids used to  shake their green-thumbed  fists at us. We were told,  of course, that worms were  "good for the garden",  but we received that piece  of information with the skepticism of youth. Nobody ever  told us why. In fact, there are  two reasons why earthworms  are good for the soil. In the  first place, worms ingest and  digest organic matter in the  soil and expel it in the form  of "castings", the finest  fertilizer known to man.  Worms are a virtual necessity to organic farmers and  gardeners who don't want  to use chemical agents to  degrade their compost. With  a large population of worms in  the soil, it becomes unnecessary to break down compost  to nearly the degree to which  gardeners are accustomed.  You can turn it into the  soil almost immediately  and let the worms do the work.  While commercial fertilizers  really add nothing of long-  term value to the soil, the  earthworm makes its home  Slings and arrows(cont'd)  ��� Continued from Page Two  habitual bellyachers anyway  and therefore lack credibility.  The last act is the corporation's announcement: "Following exhaustive research  and consultation with interested public groups, the corporation is pleased to announce that its plans for the  atomic bomb assembly plant  in downtown metro will go  ahead as planned,"  The chemical weed control  Church Services  Roman Catholic Services  Rev .T.Nicholson. Pastor  Times of Sunday Mass:  8:00 p.m. Saturday and 12 Noon  Sunday at St.Mary's Gibsons  In Sechelt:8:30a.m. Our Lady of  Lourdes Church, Indian Reserve  10:00 a.m. Holy Family Church  885-9526  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  CHURCH  Highway & Martin   Gibsons  Sunday School 9:45  Morning Worship 11:00  Evening Fellowship :00  Bible Study ��� Tuesday -  Pastor Ted Boodle  886-7107 or   886-9482  Affiliated with the  Pentecostal    Assemblies     of  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M.Reinhardl  9:30 a.m. -St.John's  Davis Bay  11:15a.m. -Gibsons  886-2333  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sat.3:00 p.m.  Hour of Worship Sat., 4:00 p.m.  St.John's United Church  Davis Bay  Pastor C.Dreiberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone:  885-9750 or  883-2736  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School ��� 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service -11:00 a.m.  Revival-7:00 p.m.  Bible Study-Wed, 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  there, participating in and  becoming a vital part of the  life-cycle of the soil itself.  The second great contribution of the earthworm is its  relentless tillage of the soil.  As it burrows, the worm  breaks up impacted soil,  granulates and aerates  it. This enables plants to  spread their roots more  widely and encourages vegetables to grow larger. It  also permits the soil to retain  moisture properly, preventing  wasteful run-off. In the United States the Forestry  Service has already recognized the value of worms in  this respect and is considering  "seeding" projects to insure  that the level of worms in the  soil remains high.  It should be noted by those  who are considering using  worms for organic gardening  or farming that you don't  simply go out, buy a bucket  of worms, fling them onto the  soil, crack the whip a few  times, and shout "Burrow!".  The soil must be prepared  to receive the worms, turned  and laced with feed, or the  worms will desert to pastures  that are, literally, greener.  Anyone considering the use  of worms for gardening or  farming should have a long  Coast News, May 16,1978  talk with a good worm-dealer  first. A reputable dealer will  come out to have a look at the  amount of land you plan to  cultivate and to check the state  of your soil. Mike Baecke is  going to be growing his own  "control" garden to demonstrate the difference between  vegetables grown with and  without worms. Anyone  interested in worm-assisted  gardening can contact him at  the West Coast Worm Farm,  #30 Cooper Road in Sechelt  or at 885-3158. He'll come out  and give you a free estimate  of the state of your soil and  the possible benefits of  vermiculture.  That "lowly creature",  the earthworm, has an important place in the future of  a world whose major problems  stem from a lack of food and  an abundance of waste. Surveys have shown that earthworm tillage improves the  yield of agricultural acreage.  The use of worms in land  reclaimation and reforestation, particularly in the reclaimation of land devastated  by strip-mining, is under  investigation and the use of  worms for converting sewer  sludge to fertilizer is being  attempted with some success in certain areas. In  Japan, where pollution is a  doorstep problem, they are  planning to use worms by  the ton to convert wood  pulp residue to badly needed  fertilizer. As the shortage  of food and commercial fertilizer becomes more acute,  the lowly earthworm gains  stature as an alternative,  ecologically sound method of  dealing with organic wastes.  In a starving world, up to  its neck in its own garbage,  the earthworm is going to  loom large. Like I said,  watch where you step.  ��� *p -p 1* t**n ft- *p -f* *p *p *t* V *p 1* -I*  NDP  Gibsons Harbour Area  Great Canadian and  British Paperbacks  886-7744  * *i* *** *F ���?* *���* *t* *r* *f* *p m* n* *i* ^s *T* ���  Summer SB****  SUNSHIKEtt**  issue has gone the same  route. The public is bored  to tears by Milfoil and 2,4-D.  Hydro will no doubt continue  to use the stuff and the  public's apathy will condone  it. The Elphinstone Forum  next week is a new public  tactic and potentially an effective one. It will be interesting to observe whether the  interested agencies ignore  it or trot out the old corporate  soft sell again.   Province of British Columbia  PUBLIC HEARING  ROYAL COMMISSION ON  ELECTORAL REFORM, 1978  The following Public Hearings will be held by the Royal Commission  on Electoral Reform, 1978, in the Province of British Columbia appointed under authority of Order-in-Council 82, approved January 12,  1978, namely:  MACKENZIE ELECTORAL DISTRICT  Powell River-Room 112, Provincial Court Building, 6953 Alberni Street-Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 pm.  COMOX ELECTORAL DISTRICT  Courtenay-Council Chambers, City Hall, 750 Cliffe Avenue-Wednesday, May  24 at 10 am.  The Commission will make inquiry into and concerning the need, if  any, for amendment of the Constitution Act and the Provincial Elections  Act in order:  (a) to secure, by whatever redefinition of electoral districts is required,  proper and effective representation of the people of all parts of the  Province in the Legislative Assembly and that in formulating the  recommendations to be contained in the report the Commissioner  take into account where feasible historical and regional claims for  representation,  (b)to give consideration to alternative methods of voting to those  presently used within the Province and elsewhere,  (c) to give consideration to eligibility requirements to voters in provincial elections, and  (d) to make inquiry into and concerning the desirablity to assembling  suitable guidelines regarding the collection and expenditure of  funds by provincial political parties and by candidates in provincial  elections,  (e) to make inquiry into and concerning the desirability of an income tax  deduction related to contributions to provincial political funds, and  (f) to make inquiry into and concerning the need or advisability, if any,  of proposing legislative provisions to prescribe requirements for  the designation of political parties for the purposes of status in the  Legislative Assembly.  All persons desiring to be heard by the Commission at any of the aforementioned Hearingsare requested to forthwith send to the Commission  at the below noted address a letter of intention to appear and stating  the nature of their interest.  Submissions for any of the above-mentioned Hearings should be delivered to the Commission addressed as follows:  Royal Commission on Electoral Reform, 1978  Box 11569, Vancouver Centre  650 West Georgia Street  Vancouver, B.C.V6B4N8  If time does not permit proper notification, please be available at the  place of Hearing 30 minutes prior to scheduled Hearing time.  For further information please contact the Office of the Royal Commission at 668-3011.  By order of the Commission  Judge L S. Eckardt  Commissioner  VANCOUVER-SECHELT PENINSULA  VIA HORSESHOE BAY  VIA LANGDALE  Twelve sailings daily from both terminals. The following  schedule will be in effect from Friday, May 19 to Tuesday,  October 10, inclusive:  DAILY  LV HORSESHOE BAY  7:40 am  10:10  11:30  12:30 pm  1:45  2:40  4:55 pm  5:30  7:05  7:45  9:20  11:30  LV LANGDALE  6:30 am  9:00  11:15  12:35 pm  1:35  2:50  3:50 pm  6:00  6:30  8:15  8:50  10:30  B JERVIS INLET  SECHELT PENINSULA-POWELL RIVER  VIA EARLS COVE VIA SALTERY BAY  Thirteen sailings daily from both terminals. The following  schedule will be in effect from Friday, May 19 to Tuesday,  October 10, inclusive:  DAILY  LV EARLS COVE  LV SALTERY BAY  7:15 am  4:30 pm  6:15 am  3:30 pm  9:15  5:15*  8:15  4:05*  10:30*  6:30  9:20*  5:30  11:15  7:30*  10:15  6:20*  12:45   pm  8:30  11:35*  7:30  1:15  10:30  12:15 pm  9:30  3:00*  1:50*  ���MV "Pender Queen  ' ��� No buses. Co  mmercial vehicles limited to maximum  15.600 G.V.W.  Fall schedules on both routes will commence Wednesday,  October 11, 1978. For bus information, contact your  nearest depot.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  FERRY CORPORATION  For information phone  VANCOUVER 669-1211       LANGDALE 886-2242  |3  SALTERY BAY 487-9333  PICK UP A NEW SCHEDULE FOLDER  .. for handy reference, keep it by your phone,  in your car or briefcase.  Available now from visitor information offices,  leading hotels and motels, B.C. Ferries offices.  terminals and ships  in Mrt"  ] Coast News, May 16,1978.  �� CBC Radio  B> Marianne West  St. Paul. Alberta, a small  community of 4���5,000 people  in the back-of-beyond north east  ot Edmonton came to life eleven  years ago to celebrate Canada's  Centennial, took a new look at  itself as did most other small  communities across the country,  but unlike many others it didn't  let down and return to its drowsy  existence after the bunting came  down at the end of 1967, the zest-  ful feeling survived. Next, the  town took an active and innovative part In Habitat (if my memory  serves correctly it had something  ti> do with cookies!) and now it  is launched on a project of in  ternational     aid     through     its  Mother Teresa Home.  St. Paul has been able to  mold its many ethnic minorities  into a cohesive community  which has attracted many hard  working and talented people to  the town; a large number of its  young people elect to stay or  return after a period of sampling  distant pastures. Is this just  luck or could the St. Paul story  be a blueprint for other small  communities? Between Ourselves looks for the answers in  a documentary '07 plus II,  Saturday at 6:15 p.m. This  programme may be of special  interest to the Elphinstone students who staged an ambitious  DRUMMOND INSURANCE  NEW OFFICE HOURS:  Monday to Friday  10a.m. to5p.m.  (straight through)  Box 274  886-7751  UNICORN  IS COMING  5    SECHELT RADIO    S  2 2-WAY COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST 2  ^ VHFCBSSB J  j REPAIRS INSTALLATIONS J  W Larry Steed 885-2994 2  ^ Mobile Workshop J  ^ ON THE SPOT SERVICE! J  CAMpbell's  FAMILY SHOES and LEATHER GOODS  "IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SECHELT"  Your friendly neighbourhood  drop-off point for Coast News  Classified Ads.  Habitat Forum last year.  Wednesday, May 17  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Vancouver Bach Choir and Szezecin  Technical   University   Choir   of  Poland.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Yiddish  Theatre.  Thursday, May 18  Playhouse: 8:04 p.m. Live Wires,  comedy.  Country Road: 8:30 p.m. Came-  on    Molloy.    Interviews    with  Mercy    Brothers    and    Charlie  Hipson.  Moalty Music: 10:20 p.m. C.B.C.  Winnipeg   Orchestra.   Sibelius,  Vaughan Williams.  Nightcap:    11:20   p.m.   George  Mai Donald Frascr.  Friday, May 19  Jazz Kadlo-Canada: 8:30 p.m.  Boss Brass. Oliver Gannon  Sextet.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Toronto Symphony Orchestra, James  Campbell, clarinet. Music of  Aaron Copland.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. violinist  Eugene Fodor.  Saturday, May 20  Update: 8:30 p.m. roundup of  B.C. Happenings.  The House: 9:10 a.m., the Week  in Parliament.  Quirks and Quarks: 12:05 p.m.  Science Magazine.  Opera by  Request:  2:05  p.m.  your favourite opera selections.  Between Ourselves: '67 plus 11,  portrait of St. Paul, Alberta.  The Hornby Collection: 8:05 p.m.  Bricks, a play by Lawrence  Gough ��� a gang of thieves  plans a ludicrous robbery.  Anthology: 10:05 p.m. "A  breast for beating in my hour of  need" ��� a poem for four female  voices and solo violin by Otto  Lowy. The Bunk House, story by  Michael Cook.  Music from the Shows: 11:05  p.m. Music of John Barry.  Sunday, May 21  One Small Step Back: 1:05 p.m.,  nostalgia from the thirties.  The   Entertainers:   4:35   p.m.  musical fantasy Lilith and feature  on Synthesizer Rock.  Music de Chez Nous: 7.05 p.m.  Nouveau    Trio    de    Montreal,  Mozart, Bach, Pepin, Chausson.  My   Music:  8:35  p.m.   B.B.C.  quiz.  Concern: 9:05  p.m.  Canadians  and the Israeli experience.  Monday, May 22  Gold Rushi 8:30 p.m. GCB and  Bill Payne from Little Feet.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. C.B.C.  Vancouver Orchestra, Chabrier,  Mehul.  Nightcap:   11:20   p.m.   Walter  Matthau.   Serial   Reading   the  Journals    of    Captain    Robert  Scott,  Antarctic Explorer,  Part  1.  Tuesday, May 23  My   Word:   8:04   p.m.   B.B.C.  quiz.  Mostly Muslct C.B.C. Vancouver  Orchestra ��� all string programme.     Wiren,     Caamano,  Mozart.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Painters  John Boyle and William Nicholas Opans.  C.B.C.-FM Radio 105.7  Ideas: 8:04 p.m. Wednesday ���  Television. Thursday ��� Myth  and Meaning. Friday ��� Nietzsche. Monday ��� Five Faces of  Communism. Tuesday ��� Television.  Radio International: Friday  9:04 p.m., two famous French  artists, novelist Honore de  Balzac and composer Hector  Berlioz.  Audience: Saturday, 9:04 p.m.,  Russia, the Artist's View. Pianist Robert Silverman and Poet  Ralph Gustafson reflect on their  visits to the U.S.S.R.  granny's  dinner  MENU:  Seafood platter in rum  sauce (filet of sole,  scallops and prawns)  Cheese and onion potato  ring  Small boiled onions  Lima beans  Squash  Platter  of chilled  vegetables and pickles  Mocha pots  Method:  Fry seafood for a few minutes,  until it just flakes. Place on  oven platter.  Sauce: Heat one cup milk,  add three tablespoons corn  starch, dissolved in % cup  rum. Salt and pepper to  taste.  Potato Ring: Grate coarsely  enough potatoes, chop Finely  two large onions, add '/i cup  grated cheddar cheese.  Heat ring pan in the oven,  then press potato mixture  firmly. Bake 40 minutes in a  375�� oven. Let cool a few  minutes, then turn out on a  platter, put Vi cup grated  cheese over top. Fill the  centre with buttered lima  beans and surround with  small boiled onions. >  ���   H.' -���'  At Camp Douglas in Roberts Creek last Saturday  the  intrepid  Captain  Cook  prepares  to  land  in a light-hearted re-enactment of history.  *:.-rJ  . . .he reads his proclamation from the throne    to a somewhat mystified group of natives   ���^  Come cry with me   A  Burning  Permits  If you are planning a household or industrial iire this summer, you should first check with  your local municipal office or  Fire Department. There are a  wide variety of Fire By-laws  throughout the province restricting or completely banning open  fires and you should be sure  before you start.  In many areas, there is often a  Fire Protection District which  may also issue burning permits.  To find out whether you can burn  in these areas, contact your local  Fire Chief.  If you live in an unorganized  part of the province where these  fire protection services do not  exist, contact the nearest Forest  Service Ranger Station for a free  burning permit. The idea behind  our permit is to ensure that all  fires are conducted in safety, at  the right times and in the right  place. Should you apply for a  permit when fire hazard conditions are high, we may ask you to  postpone burning until a safer  time.  A legal description of your  property is required before the  permit can be issued. So, to  avoid delays, bring it with you.  It can be found on your assessment or tax notice.  Province of British Columbia  Ministry of Forests  Dessert: Mocha Pots:  6 eggs, separated  1 tbsp coffee essence (1  used instant coffee dissolved in rum)  Vi cup chocolate chips  Beat egg yolks, add coffee  and chocolate, put in top of  a double boiler. Stir until  chocolate melts and mixture  has thickened. Let cool  and cut in the whipped egg  whites. Turn into individual  pots and chill.  Phone 886-2622  By Ann Napier  Write Box 3, c/o Coast News  Dear Ann:  I live in Roberts Creek and am  very upset that after we have  tried so hard to preserve the  environment and a green belt,  two cities want to dump their  waste out here. Supposedly  because we are halfway between  cities ��� why weren't we halfway when it came to the skating  rink, the swimming pool or the  theatre? I think the person Mr.  Gibb, has property on Lockyer  Road, hence he surely wouldn't  put a dump to depreciate his  property and quality of life. We  can smell Port Mellon ten miles  itfZOT-  or      MUU7A17      C  away.    How far can one smell  a garbage dump? Outraged  Dear Outraged:  Don't get too upset. In the First  place you probably could collectively sue for damages, after all,  everyone who bought near the  other dumps knew what was  there. After people invest  their money and settle in, it's  an affront to put two cities'  garbage in a little vacation community, and green belt.  Secondly, it is not an economic  thing to do. The cost of trucks  hauling 21 miles or so round trip  from one direction and 8 miles  round trip in the Gibsons direction amounts to a lot of gas, oil  NOTICE BOARD  mwii/f/r  or     886-7817  J  _^_-__ NEW BOOKS  Many new books have been added to the Pender  Harbour Library. Come in and have a look. For a  $2.00 yearly membership you may take out four  books at a time or for $3.00 you may take out six  books. The library is open Tuesdays & Thursdays,  Irom 11:30���3:30 and on Saturdays 1:30���4:30.  BINGO  Roberts Creek Legion,  Branch #219 ���  Starting  May 4 and every Thursday Early Bird and Regular  Bingo games. Open 6:30 p.m. All Welcome.        tfn  GARAGE SALE  Saturday, May 20,11 a.m.���3 p.m. Corner of Stewart and Winn; straight up hill from Post Office.  Weather permitting.  POTTERY COURSE  A two-week course in wheelwork (9a.m.���noon)  and practice (1���4 p.m.) commencing June 5. Maximum 5 students. Fee $75.00 excluding materials.  Registration: 886-2543 or Continuing Education,  885-3512.  SOFTBALL DANCE  Windsor Men's Softball Dance, Elphinstone High-  school, May 20, 1978, 9 p.m.���1 a.m.   Music by  Eclipse.     Tickets available,  Windsor  Playwood,  $3.00 each.  GARAGE SALE  Saturday the 20th, corner of Southwood and Cooper,  turn left on Red roof Road then turn right on South-  wood.   Moving Sale.   Tables, chairs, chesterfield,  fireplace screen, many many more great bargains.  THRIFTSHOP  Every Friday:   Gibsons United Church, Thriftshop,  in Basement. 1p.m.���3 p.m.  1st SUNSHINE COAST PROFESSIONAL TENNIS  CLINIC:   Saturday, May 27 (onwards) 10 a.m., at  Hackett Park, Sechelt. Free. 886-7560 kh  and tires, many more man hours.  The expense mounts, time consumed mounts.  The people in that area use  surface water and wells. Can  you imagine on that slope what  will happen to the wells; Beachcomber Hotel included, in  that area. To say nothing of the  residents. Those who live on  the highway have difficulty  enough pulling out of their  driveways now. That's all we  need ��� more trucks and cars  going to the dump to contend  with. When you think of the  bears attracted to the dump and  the rats that infest the dump, I  feel it is very difficult to set this  mess down in the midst of an  established community I  If they have modern incineration and conversion to energy,  it is much more practical to have  it where concentrations of people  are; too it will upset the wildlife and runoff. It is already very  boggy on that hillside. The slope  is so stees. They'd have to pave  the road with that much use.  Otherwise the mud would be  horrendous and the holes deep.  When it snows, though seldom,  it would be difficult to get up  that steep hill.  It would be a hazard to rural  school children, who walk to the  highway to get the schoolbus.  The people who love rural  living and are retired with  inflation what it is can little  afford a rise in taxes to support  such a plan. Perhaps it could be  financed by government. Anyway, there is much to be considered. Let's hope they barge it  to Vancouver and sell it as they  do in the States. Garbage is  sold to hog farms and the rest  recycled. All the average citizen has to do is separate garbage from other materials on  garbage day.  Dear Ann:  My husband and I lead a hectic life of activity. It seems we  are too tired at night for sex.  It gets put off. In the morning  we are hurrying to our jobs. I  don't like the tone our life is  taking, all work and no love life.  What is the solution?       Harried  Dear Hurried:  Something as important as  sex should find a place in your  schedule. Think back to the first  days of marriage and remember  you worked it in then.  Take lots of vitamins ��� the  B's (Brewers Yeast), and E ���  so your energy is high. Meet and  go home at lunchtime together,  set the alarm for 3 or 4 in the  morning. Take weekend trips  when you can arrange it, changing space is sometimes inspiring.  1 think sex is very important as  the closest communication a  man and woman have, with all  the differences they have, and  candle-lit dinners, wine and  love renew our awareness of  each other. Coast News, May 16,1978  Gibsons Auxiliary  The Dogwood Luncheon, an  annual spring event sponsored by  the members of the Gibsons Hospital Auxiliary, was held on  Friday. May 12 at Ihe United  Church Hall in Gibsons. It was  once again very successful according to an auxilian spokesman, with many members of  the community and other auxiliaries attending. The luncheon  was co-convened by Monica  Hautala and Ida Leslie.  At the close of Ihe Luncheon  President Joan Rigby announced  the names of the lucky winners  of ihe three articles for which  rattle tickets were sold prior to  the event. Chris Ward. Chairman of the Co-ordinating Council  of the six auxiliaries lo St. Mary's  Hospital, drew ihe names of the  winning tickets which are listed  as follows: First prize. Macrame  hanger   and    plant.    Margaret  .who decide that they want no more of this particular white man's nonsense.  . . .but unlike the tragic history, in this case all ends well with the smoking of the pipe of peace.  Touring museums here soon  The Atlantic Provinces have  arrived .in . British Columbia.  Atlantic Canada, a Museumobile  produced by the National Museums of Canada, is beginning its  travels across the country to bring  to Canadians everywhere the  story of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick. Prince Edward Island and  Newfoundland. The Museumobile explores the relationship  between man and the sea and  traces the geological, social,  economic and cultural development of the four Atlantic provinces.  The travelling museums will  make their appearance on the  Sunshine Coast next week.  Trailbay Mall in Sechelt will  host the Museumobile on May 25  and 26. On May 25 the museum  will be open at the Trailbay  Mall from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00  p.m.; May 26 the hourse of  admission will be from 9:00 a.m.  until noon; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00  p.m.; and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00  p.m.    After its Sechelt visit the  Museumobile will nioye to. Gibsons where it will be on display at the Sunnycrest Shopping  Centre. Its hours in Gibsons will  be from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on  May 29. Tuesday. May 30, the  public will be admitted at the  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre  from 9:00 a.m. until noon and  from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Admission to the Museumobile  is free.  Third in a series of travelling  museums created by the National  Museums of Canada in co-operation with the provinces and  territories, Atlantic Canada  carries museum artifacts and  displays to communities which  are not otherwise served by  major museums and galleries:  one more example of the way  the National Museums' policy  of decentralization and democratization is being pursued.  The   museums   on   wheels,  Trustees entertained  Bv D.J.Hauka  The Trustees of the Sechelt  School District mixed business  with pleasure last Thursday  evening at their regular meeting  at Chatelech Junior Highschool.  'Repairs  'Alterations  Ready mades  *Craft Items  All items hand crafted  GIBSONS HARBOUR  886-2515  The trustees were entertained  by the Chatelech and Sechelt  Elementary School bands and a  one act play produced by the  Chatelech students as part of the  Environmental studies  program nearly ready  Educational Report by the Management Committee. The report also included a presentation of the Chatelech School  Calendar by the school's principal, Roland Hawes.  The Board then listened  to an interim report on the district swimming programme at  the elementary level, which was  delivered by Roger Douglas.  Douglas, the programme chairman, outlined the structure of  The Native Environmental  Studies programme planned  jointly by the School Board  of School District #46 and the  Sechelt Indian Band is nearing  readiness. A joint committee  comprised of Clause Spie-  kerman, Tim Frizzell and  Maureen Clayton from the  school trustees and Gilbert  Joe, Calvin Craigan, and Teddy Dixon from the Indian  Band is presently meeting to  BONNIEBROOK LODGE  1  if  On the Beautiful Sunshine Coast at Gower Point  ��� Guest rooms (Breakfast Included)  ��� Dining Room   886-9033    c^nKAe,*  hammer out and finalize the  last cost aspects of the  programme  The project was a joint  concept between the Board  and the Band last year. Since  the conception both groups  have succeeded in realizing  the funding after the production of a prospectus. By  June I a contractual agreement will be hammered out  which will spell out the various  responsibilities of the two  groups and the nature of the  educational programme to  be offered.  Barton of Gibsons: Second prize.  Paddlngton Bear. P. Fletcher of  Gibsons: Third prize, Two velvet cushions. Belva Hauka of  Gibsons.  Cadets  What a wonderful reception  was given to the recent visit of  the Canadian Nadcn Band by  Sunshine  Coast   residents.  Sechelt Legion Pipe Band has  donated drums to the new Cadet  band being formed and budding  young musicians ��� boys and girls  are welcome to join. Contact  Ted Fitzgerald at 885-2970  please, if you arc interested.  Our cadets reached the finals  in the Lower Mainland Annual  Sports weekend and congratulations are in order to our nine  entrants.  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The trustees also voted lo  expand the Davis Bay Elementary  School to include kindergarten  to grade five, in an attempt to  create a true community school  for the Davis Bay area.  Other issues handled by the  board were the acceptance,  with regret, of Miss Karen  Nishi's resignation. Nishi.  Sechelt Elementary's librarian,  leaves the district to learn pottery  in Japan next year.  �� CrattsO Hobbies  Seaside Plaza, Gibsons  886-2811  ]CRAFT SUPPLIES  YARNS & WOOLS  Local Dealer For...  WINE ART SUPPLIES  ��  a*JU  LORO  INCIIS  TO  FLORON    Bo.  AC!NCICS LTD    Bo" 2M  REAL ESTATE  ���  INSURANCE  1589 MlrirM Drive Gibtoni.  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More letters to the editor
He jumps        Quality
Reunion       Guess Where
With reference your column,
"We Remember When" (Coast
News. May 2) in which you have
me leaping 18*2W:
1. Satyrs, fawns and flits leap,
for Christ's sake. Men and boys
2. I don't know whettier Nutter,
Sutherland or Cruse was responsible, but it doesn't matter —
none of the bastards could add.
I jumped — or leapt if you
must — 18 feel and 10'/: inches,
nut 211 Inches.
1 might have been able to
spare eight inches when 1 was
sixteen, but I sure as hell can't
at forty-one.
Should you libel me again in
this way. I intend to sue your
ass off. Yours in earnest,
Mike Poole
May .11 is Non-Smokers Day.
Why art' Non-Smokers Clubs and
Societies being formed? What is
the problem?
Over the last few years, re-
search has pointed out the unquestionable link between tobacco smoking and resultant
health problems. Recently the
plight of Ihe non-smoker has been
focused upon.
Tobacco smoke inhaled by the
smoker can result in poor health,
breathing problems and shortened life. That being the case,
what about the person who has
chosen 10 not smoke cigarettes,
pipes, or cigars (because they
cherish their good health) yet
find themselves surrounded by
the odoriferous and annoying
side stream smoke from other
people buring tobacco?
Is this smoke harmful? Common sense would indicate that
sucking Ihe smoke through the
cigarette is not the cause of ill
effects from the smoking practise. Then we must examine the
smoke itself. What quantities
of smoke, in what amount of
space, can cause harm to the
innocent bystander?
Unfortunately, for many non or
ex smokers, as little as one or
two puffs of smoke in a room will
cause them considerable discomfort.
Some allergic individuals have
explained their severe reaction
to the chemicals drifting from a
cigarette that was carried through
a room. The cigarette was lit
hul was not puffed on during the
twenty or thirty seconds of its
travels. Areas like meeting
rooms, cars, homes or elevators
can carry the lingering fumes for
days after Ihe last cigarette or
cigar is smoked.
What can be done?
As over seven million Canadians smoke tobacco products,
it is unlikely that the smoking
problem will just go away as a
result of the tobacco companies
closing down. It is equally
unlikely that all smokers will
decide to stop smoking and end
the problem. (It is not only very
difficult to stop smoking, but it
also seems that most smokers
don'l believe that they will have
any of Ihe smoking.related diseases).
I enclose a small donation to
your excellent paper — we, as
you see, are non-residents of the
Sunshine Coast, but hope to
rectify that situation in the not
too distant future. When we do,
we hope to see the Coast News
carrying on with its great work.
We very much enjoy receiving
our copies (when the Post Office
manages to deliver them) out of
date though they may be. since
they keep us abreast of events
there and give us a frame of
reference from which to operate.
Aside from any personal bias
wc may have, we feel the quality
of the reporting and editorial
comment is second to none we've
seen in cither Quebec or Ontario.
Best wishes.
Don and Joan Hopkins
The only real solution to this
dilemma seems to be to devise
a method of segregation in order
to protect the non-smoker from
smoke, while allowing the smoker
to continue his smoking practise.
This is easier to theorize than
arrange. Smokers seem to smoke
almost everywhere and anywhere.
Could we revert back to a time
when smoking was done in a
"smoker" (a special room) or
at the Club? Would places of
business be willing to duplicate
services, one for the smoker,
one for the non-smoker?
It starts to get complicated,
doesn't it?
And what about the employees
who are allowed to smoke while
they work? Would our civil
liberties people interfere if a
non-smoking establishment hired
only non-smoking staff, in order
to keep the air clean in their
establishment? There could be
some interesting side effects as
studies reveal that non-smoking
zones or services required less
staff. (We know non-smokers
have fewer days of sick leave
and are not preoccupied with
searches for matches, lighters
and ashtrays). Cleaning bills
may drop, light fixtures and win-
An N.C.I.—N.A.C.I. Reunion
is being planned for former
students, staff and friends for
the weekend of July 7—9. 1978.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Necpawa Collegiate
Institute and the 20ih Anniversary of Necpawa Area Collegiate
As il is very difficult to trace
everyone individually, we appreciate this opportunity to extend
an open invitation to all intere-
open invitation to all interested persons to write for further
information lo:
N.C.I,—N.A.C.I. Reunion,
Box 464,
Necpawa. Manitoba,
Thank you for allowing us
space in your newspaper.
Marjorie Goodwin
Publicity Committee
dows stay clean longer. Dirty
ashtrays, scattered ashes and
burn holes would disappear, saving time and money. Also if
increased productivity is a much
needed factor in our country,
who knows what could be started
by non-smoking establishments?
Of course we could carry the
justice even further and suggest
that smokers could be encouraged
to volunteer a few hours a week
at local hospitals to help offset
the mammoth medical costs that
are the direct result of smoking.
A spin-off value could be a new-
awareness of the nature of the
health problems resulting from
Some smokers may even decide to quit. By keeping our teen
population involved in the hospitals, they might decide they
would rather spend their time in
recreation and fitness activities
instead of pulmonary wards,
amidst oxygen tanks and the
coughing, wheezing inhabitants
of our hospitals. This of course,
could then result in a few hard
feelings. The Swedes may
think we are trying to keep up
with the Jorgcnsons.
Marie L.Tracy,
Smoking Cessation Consultant
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The regular meeting of the
Port Mellon Hospital Auxiliary
was held at the home of Mrs.
Margaret Gill on Wednesday,
may 10. There were six members
The meeting was presided
over by president Mrs. Margaret
Gill. Reports from the various
committees were given. The
bridge merry-go-round wind up
bridge party will be held on
Tuesday. May 23. at 8 p.m. at
the Sunshine Coast Golf and
Country Club.
Our next meeting will be held
on June 14 at the home of Mrs.
Ingcr Neilsen.
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locates the above. Send your entries to the
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week's winner was Shari Jacobson of Sechelt
who correctly identified the Wilson Creek Play
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the Month draw is upcoming        A number of tickets for the
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VON 3A0 Coast News, May 16,1978  The Sunshine  Second Front Page  Hydro and Herbicides(cont'd)  inly the opinions of one of its  members.  Almond: To me that meant  that Ihe press release was correct.  Mosby: It was only one member, I don't think I can put it  any simpler.  la B.C.IIydro considering changing their rale structures? At  Ihe present time the more electricity one uses, Ihe cheaper II  gets. Surely If we are lo encourage Ihe saving of energy, the  reverse situation should prevail.  Hensch: There will be rate  increases, possibly for the next  few years. Wc will keep the  costs down as much as possible.  Has any consideration been given  lo clearing the right of way  using Ihe available unemployed  manpower? Would you explain  what happened lo Ihe offer  by the contractor who suited he  could do Ihe job at what you  yourselves admitted was a  very reasonable price.  Erich  Hensch   (Hydro's   District   Manger   for   this   area):  We presently employ three  methods in this area. Hand  slashing, mechanical grooming,  and spraying. If we went to  hand slashing it would be a  burden on the taxpayer.  Nicholson: What about a study  on cost versus environment?  Could you give us a cost factor  breakdown?  Hensch: Over fifteen years  we have sprayed 1,400 acres in  this area. Some of it twice. If  wc had hand slashing, it would  have cost three or four times as  much.     We arc as  concerned  about the environment as you.  Nicholson:   I appreciate an honest and direct answer.  Almond:   My Impression is thai  you are  more concerned  with  dollars and cents.     Have you  convinced yourself thai there are  no harmful effects?  Hensch:   Wc have to go to the  experts.  McCalllsler:     We   listened   lo  what   the   experts   said   about  D.D.T.     Is  II   nol   lime   that  Ihe experts listen lo Ihe common  sense of Ihe people?  Hensch:      We  are   concerned.  We have a job to do and expect  criticism.    We are answerable  limber Dsys message fr��m ���e mayor \m  Sechelt Timber Days festivities offers fun for all again this year. This exciting event could not  have been possible without the work and determination of the Sechelt Timber Days Committee.  On behalf of the Sechelt Council I would like to thank our chairman, Carl Chrismas. and his Sechelt Timber Days Committee for volunteering their time and effort in order to make this annual  event possible. To everyone I extend a cordial invitation to come and enjoy Timber Days.  HAROLD NELSON, Mayor  Village of Sechelt  OPENING CEREMONIES  10:45 A.M. HACKETT PARK    0CANADA    SUNDAY, MAY 21,1978  SCHEDULE OF EVENTS  Lions Carnival, Tea Garden, Pop and Ice Cream,  Dunk Tank, I.O.F. Food Booth, Candy Floss ��� Boy  Scouts, White Elephant ��� Tot Lot  Special Events Competition  CakeWalk  Horseshoe Pitch  Childrens Sports  Baking Contest  Motorcycle Enduro  Timber Cup Presentation  Ms Timber Days Crowning  Gibsons School of Theatre Dance  Teacher Jean Milward  Soap Box Derby ��� Kinsmen  Prize Presentation for events of the day  'TIM   BERDAYS'  Chatelech School Band  Bandmaster Mr.  W. Epp  Master of Ceremonies     Mr. Carl Chrismas  Introduction Mayor Harold Nelson  invocation Rev.Fred Napora  Official Opening Mayor & Mrs. Nelson  Chairman Sechelt Timber Days       Mr. Carl  Chrismas  Chairman Loggers Sports       Mrs. Lily Mae  Fraser  Representative    Weldwood    of    Canada  Mr. John Hindson  MONDAY, MAY 22,1978-  9:15-10:00 a.m. RCMP Bike Judging at RCMP  Parking Lot.  9:30a.m. Marshalling at Sechelt Indian Band  Grounds  11:00a.m. Fly Past and Parade  Leading the Parade will be TRISH CRAMER riding  her stallion HONKY TONKY'S BABY  LOGGERS'SPORTS-SHOW EVENTS   ��  TROPHY SPONSORED BY:      I  Underhand chop Anderson Realty Ltd. |  Limited Power Saw Bucking      Sunshine Auto Parts ;  Unlimited Power Saw Bucking  Suncoast Power j  Marine ���  Men's Axe Throw Macleods Hardware |  Men's Standing Block Chop Royal Bank |  Ladies' Nail Driving Sechelt Building Supplies i  Men's One Man Bucking C & S Hardware I  Ladies' Two Lady Bucking Shop Easy I  Men's Two Man Bucking Trail Bay Sports I  Ladies' Axe Throw Ann-Lynn Flowers ���  Pole Climb Bank of Montreal ���  Chokerman's Race Wakefield Inn J  Obstacle Pole Race   I ndependent Order of Foresters J  PARADE ROUTE: Leaves Sechelt Indian  Band grounds, turns left at stop sign along  Wharf Road to Cowrie Street. Along Cowrie  Street to Ocean Avenue, turns right at  Ocean Avenue to Hackett Park.  Following to be held at Hackett Park  Chatelech  School  Band   (Mr.   Epp   Bandmaster)  Official Welcome  Crowning of May Queen  War of Hoses  New Timber Boy willbe Crowned  R.C.M.P.  prize presentation for bike decorating  Family Essay Contest Awards  Horseshoe Pitch  Logger Sports ��� 1:30 p.m.  Prize Presentation for Logger Sports  May Queen and Attendants Dinner  May Queen  Dance at Sechelt Elementary Gym  All children to Grade 8 and parents welcome  Jack & Jill Bucking  Logger of the Day  Lady Logger of the Day  Morgan's Men's Wear  Weldwood of Canada  Sechelt Agencies  A Special Exhibition of Pole Climbing Skill  Demonstrated   by   Copper   Canyon   Sal  Lady Logger of the North West  Your Sechelt Timber Days Committee takes this opportunity to thank the many individuals and  organizations who contributed so freely of their time to make this event a roaring success.  WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT OF THESE LOCAL FIRMS  PLEASE SUPPORT THEM  SEASIDE RENTALS LTD.  SUNSHINE COAST CREDIT UNION  CAMPBELL'S DEPARTMENT STORE  SUNSHINE MOTORS LTD.  TRAIL BAY SPORTS  SHOP EASY  C&S HARDWARE  BRIAN'S AUTO BODY  TRAIL BAY HARDWARE  SKEI'S PLUMBING & HEATING SERVICE  CAMPBELL'S FAMILY SHOES  SUNSHINE APPAREL  COSY COURT MOTEL  MAGIC MUSHROOM  CASEY'S COUNTRY GARDEN  SUN COAST CHRYSLER  CACTUS FLOWER  BOOKS & STATIONERY  UNCLE MICK'S CLOTHING & SHOES  ALLEN & COMPANY B.C.LAND SURVEYORS  SUNSHINE COAST T.V.  SUNSHINE COAST POWER MARINE  WHARF REALTY  BENNER FURNITURE CO. LTD.  CANADIAN PROPANE GAS & OIL LTD.  SUNSHINE AUTO PARTS  ANDERSON REALTY  SECHELT INN  BIG MACS SUPERETTE  THE PRESS  TOTAL LOOK HAIR BOUTIQUE  SECHELT FAMILY MART  TYEEAIR  L.&H.SWANSONLTD.  DAVIS CURIO & SPECIALTY  CHARLES ENGLISH LTD. (SECHELT)  SECHELT SHELL SERVICE  MCLEODS HARDWARE  SECHELT WESTERN DRUG LTD.  GODDARD'S FASHION CENTRE LTD.  VILLAGE CAFE & PARTHENON THEATRE RESTAURANT  ECONOMY AUTO PARTS LTD.  PENINSULA CLEANERS  P.M. GORDON B.C.LAND SURVEYORS  SECHELT BARBER SHOP  RED & WHITE STORE  GOLDEN CITY RESTAURANT  RADIO SHACK & J & C ELECTRONICS  PENINSULA TIMES  ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION 140  FRODEJORGENSON BARBERS  MORGANS MEN'S WEAR  COAST MOBILE HOMES LTD.  PENTANGLE PLANTS & BULL WINKLE GLASS  KENDEVRIES&SONLTD.  SECHELT AGENCIES  SECHELT BUILDING SUPPLY  SECHELT BEAUTY SALON  O.K.TIRE STORE LTD.  H.B.GORDON AGENCIES LTD.  MAXI'S SHOES LTD.  HELEN'S FASHION SHOP  SECHELT ESSO SERVICE  CENTURY WEST REAL ESTATE LTD.  to the taxpayers.  Billy Griffith (a Pender resident): What would the difference  In price be if you used underbrush cable?  Ellis (Advisor to Hydro): An  overhead line costs about  S250.000 per mile. An underbrush cable would cost ten to  twenty times thai, and it would  still require a right of way.  FILM  As the first set of questions  were completed, it was decided  that the Dow Chemical film  would be shown.  This was a slide and audio  presentation showing the positive side of herbicides and pesticides.  The presentation pointed out  that by 1985 in Asia. South  Africa and Latin America there  would be 460 million people  suffering from malnutrition.  If there was a crop failure this  would turn into world wide mass  starvation.  In Vietman the herbicides  had been used as a weapon,  and therefore had been applied  in much heavier doses. In the  areas affected there had been  no damage to the soil and crops  could be replanted within one  year. It went on to say that if  the chemicals in fact caused  cancer, then it should follow that  the cancer rate should rise in  rural areas, and this was not  so. In this time in history where  spraying was in common usage  the life expectancy of people had  increased.  Any pesticide or herbicide  came with explicit instructions.  Accidents were often caused  when these instructions had not  been followed. A partial pesticide ban, it was stated, would be  disastrous. With our present  civilization, nature needs man's  help.  In areas in Alberta spraying  was said to be responsible for  increased grazing land. This  land clearing also enabled  * berries to flourish and was  advantageous to wild animals.  In the news media spraying is  SECHELT OFFICE  SUPPLIES  WATCH FOR OUR  ;.,^ GRAND OPENING  &4    * SPECIALS*  Cowrie St..885-3258Sechelt  given a bad name, because good  news docs not sell newspapers.  It ended by advocating the  practice of striving should continue "so that our children, and  our children's children would  have food to till their tables,  and could live in beauty."  At the end of the presentation  Vera McAllister pointed out that  the female connection from the  extension cord was for a two  prong plug, while the male  connection from the slide viewer  was a three prong plug, and was  in violation of advertised Hydro  practices.  After the slide show the question of manpower versus spaying  was again brought up. This was  made into a formal request  from the Regional Board to  Hydro that Hydro supply the  Board with a breakdown in costs  in the combined use of both  spraying and brush clearing, and  exclusively brush clearing. Hydro acknowledged that they  would.  Joe Harrison also requested  technical information about  reported birth defects. Dr. Peter Desai confirmed that he  would forward this information.  Vera McAllister asked that the  Regional Board be informed  before any spraying was to take  place. This same line was continued by Joe Harrison who  felt that the Board should also  know beforehand if Hydro was  going to apply for a permit.  The first request was granted,  but Erich Hensch felt that he  could not comply with the second.  He gave assurance however that  the Board and the Municipalities  would be given all information  in plenty of time.  A member of the public present  stated his confusion over the  fact that in Vietnam where the  heavy spraying had taken place.  the ground was ready for replanting in one year and wondered if this applied to the power  lines. Peter Mosby assured him  that in the interior the same  area was sprayed every seven  years, and on the coast, due to  the extra moisture spraying was  done every five years. The member of the public reiterated his  confusion before sitting down.  Duncan Sim (the representative   of the   Area   A   Properly  natural snacks  LIFESTREAM  wholesome  nutritious  tasty  INCREDIBLE EDIBLES  FOR SNACK ATTACKS  SESAME DREAM - Our most popular baked munchy   Try one  and you'll find out why.  RASPBERRY DELIGHT - A rich shortbread filled with Life-  stream's own raspberry honey jam.  ALMOND DELIGHT - Royal  almond shortbread baked the Life-  stream way.  PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE  A big chewey cookie, chock full of  peanuts thai crunch.  BUTTER TART    A sweet little  tart, lull ol walnuts and raisins.  The (lour used In Llfestream's paslries  freshly stone ground on our premises fro:  whole grains certified organically grown  GIBSONS  Twilight Theatre  Village Store  Ken's Lucky Dollar  Western Drugs  Variety Food Deli  SECHELT  Red & White  PENDER HARBOUR  Hassan's Store  Big Mac's Superette   RumKunner's Inn  RE Enquiries write:  Boh Stark  Box .1045  ��� * /^%^SS^^  Two Canada Geese paddle the waters of the  Sechelt Marsh in Porpoise Bay.  Owners) asked what the residual life of the chemical was.  Dr. Desai told him that on the  coast it was one month for  2.4-D and two to three months  for 2,4,5-T.  It was Joe Harrison's belief  that the effectiveness on 2,4-D  was because it disturbed the  growth rale in plants through  upsetting the hormone balance  and he asked Dr. Desai to elaborate on this.  It was explained that the molecules were completely different  in plants and animals.  Ihe next series of questions  were from the Sechelt Chamber of  Commerce. represented by  Henry Hall.  Who called the meeting?  Nicholson: Mr.     Hensch  called It. Al first it was to be  between the Hydro. Ihe three  Chambers of Commerce and the  Regional Board, but wc requested that it be public.  What purpose Is the meeting  Intended to serve?  Nicolson: An information  exchange.  Hensch: In Pender Harbour  a few months ago I told Mr.  Harrison thai we would be available for meetings.  When will a decision, lo spray or  not lo spray, be made?  Mosby: July 1��78.  Who will make Ihe decision?  Hensch: I and the production  supervisor.  What will be the governing criteria?  Mosby: Economics.  Hall: What Is the difference in  the acreage done by clearing as  opposed to spraying?  Nicholson: (in summary, after  figures had been thrown about)  1 gel the impression thai roughly  five limes more was cleared  than sprayed, this figure however  thai the cleared areas had to he  done about five limes as often,  so in actuality il was about even  in real acreage.  UNDER NEW  MANAGEMENT  HOWE SOUND WATER TAXI  Percy Bath  Owner-operator  John Knight  Chief operator  FOR FAST RELIABLE SERVICE  Call Collect 886-9343  TWO BOATS TO SERVE YOU  What has Ihe practice of Hydro  been within this Regional Dis  Wet?  Nicholson: Regional Board  is on record as being opposed to  spraying.  Have any of our rights of way  been sprayed ��� If so, where and  when?  Hensch: In 1976 135 acres on  Nelson island. Earls Cove 20  acrcs.'Langdale and Port Mellon  135 acres. Nothing in 1977.  (This was later rectified as 20  acres al Port Mellon had been  sprayed as a carry over from  197b).  What Is Ihe proposed policy for  Ihe future?  Hensch:  It    is   determined  bv cost.  McAllister:  What  about   loeal  opinion?  Hensch:  Constructive    local  opinion, yes.  Hall:    Is this as long as you  feel It is nol a hazard to health?  Hensch: Yes.  What is the position of B.C.Ihilm  regarding the use of 2,4-1)  In view of such statements as  that quoted below from Coast  News, May 9, 1978 - "The  medical profession must do everything In its power to ensure  that potential health hazards  are identified, monitored and  controlled, not just on paper, hut  In fact."  Mosby: No. I don't know it that  would be enough to deter it.  There arc three other bodies  which haveo.k.'d It.  In view of the fad that well  qualified agents have expressed  doubt as to the advlsabllit) of  using 2,4-D; because of possible  health hazards by what Invest)  of Inge does B.C.H.P.A. justify  spraying us with any chemicals?  Please  turn  to  Page   Fifteen  ARIENS  Arlens 7 H.P. 900.00 Reg 945 95  Arlcns 5 H.P. 700.00 Reg 743.95  Arlcns 4 H.P, 305.95 Reg 320.95  GREEN MACHINE  Gas Powered Weed Eater  Model 4(KHI���   369.(10  Model 3000���   329.00  SHEFFIELD  LAWN MOWERS  18" Lawnmnwcr  129.95  Reg 139.95  19" Lawnmowcr   149.95  Reg 169.95  HUSQVARNA  CHAIN SAWS  Husky 32 169.00 Reg 176.95  Husky 38 220.00 Reg 234.95  Husky 65 338.00 Reg 363.00  Husky 38(1 395.00 Reg 423.00  886-2912  ,/  Gibsons ^^SC  Lawn Mower fiT~  Chain Saw Service)  686-2917 J Coast News, May 16,1978  Our man at the track  Hoofbeats  B\ Jim Haves  1'leuse don't Nell Now. Scotia,  \ uu know you'll never get it back.  lou feel Li��nKl mm, with your/  pockets full of money,  Hut nowhere to go when you lost/  at the track.  from a song b> Anne Murray  It's   generally   accepted   that  anyone who wants to pick up a  link' change at  the racecourse  his to spend a while mastering  the rudiments ol handicapping.  I In   serious   punier   takes   into  iccounl   such   variables   as   a  horse's recent running times,  his overall in-the-money consistency, the class of animals he's  faced recently, his present  condition, and his style of running. Other factors include the  horse's sex, age. weight to be  carried, post position, jockey,  trainer and the distance of the  race.  But many students of the game  despite mastering the basic skills,  either lose money or make very  little. 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He invariably blows a  bundle on the Daily Double,  takes a tlier on a longshot or  two. and before he knows it has  dug himself into a deep hole.  By (he lime his good bet parades  to the post, he has become unsettled and. disliking his horse's  odds, abandons it in favour ol  still another longshot. As often  as not, the original "good thing"  romps home, and the rest is  predictable. Badly shaken and  plagued by self-doubt, our man  engages in a frenzy of poorly  considered wages, goes home  with a pocketful of coloured  cardboard to show for his efforts.  A common occurrance. and one  that gives the sport a black eye  in the bargain. When the rent  and grocery money are gone, it's  a little late to brush up on one's  handicapping methods.  You don't have to be a com-  pulsive gambler to blow too much  in an evening at the races.  (Mind you. it helps.) It's easy  to be overcome by the boasting  of the big winners, the circus-  like atmosphere, and the enticement of the occasional big payoff  on the tote board. A fundamental  rule, simply stated, is this:  take to the track (in addition to  expense money for admission,  programme, food and drink)  only as much money as you can  afford, and are willing to lose.  -   ���',y -~  Ruby Lake  Restaurant  WISHES TO  ANNOUNCE:  Sorry for the inconvenience of these past days. We will  have completed our new expanded dining room and our  outdoor patio coffee-shop on Friday, May 19. We will be  open 7 days a week 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.  Please note our NEW PHONE NUMBER IS 883-9453.  MARINE  ELECTRONICS  CITIZEN fflJ  12ChannelVHFFM Marine  Mobile Transceiver  95  40ChSdcQBi;o$69-97 sale $389  J41.95 Re9    $469-����  @ HITACHI AC/DC Colour T.V. $499 *  Marine CB Antenna  Marine  Antenna3DB  GAQ.95  $49  J&C ELECTRONICS  Radio/hack  authorized Seles Centre  Cowrie St .Sechelt, B.C. Box1208  885-2568  Should all or your horses be  losers, it won't be disastrous.  If you do cash a couple, you can  increase the size of your wagers,  or better still, pocket your profit,  an act which many racegoers  are strangely reluctant to perform.  An Ontario study showed that  about one person in eight (excluding liars) goes home a winner  on any given day, so anyone who  breaks even or makes a few bucks  should be more than satisfied  with his efforts. Even a small  loss can be recouped next time  out. but the bettor who doubels  or triples his wagers in an attempt to show a profit every day  is doomed to disappointment,  if not the welfare line. Even  professional gamblers have numerous losing days and. indeed  expect them, secure in the know-  legc that their winnings will  more than outweigh their losses  in the long run.  Commonly found in the ranks  of the steady losers is the fan  who tries lo pick a winner in  every race. Some races, particularly those scheduled early in  the programme, are seldom  worthwhile betting propositions.  These events are scheduled for  animals who have never or seldom won. despite numerous  attempts. Often the field bears  a close resemblance to an old  fashioned western posse once  the starting gates open. If the  jockeys were issued cap pistols  and stetsons it would in no way  detract from the spectacle. Here  you can stab a pin in the programme and have about the  same chance as the fellow trying  to decipher Ihe Form. Except  on rare occasions, the serious  bettor is well-advised to conserve  his cash for a more predictable  contest (e.g. an egg and spoon  race at the Labour Day picnic).  In other races, though the  horses may be of better quality,  they are often too evenly matched  to make a clear-cut choice. Again  the "smart money" stays in the  pocket.  The conservative bettor will  eventually be rewarded for his  patience. When the sound betting opportunity presents itself,  our hero will find himself neither  destitute nor badly rattled by  previous losses. Instead, he removes the elastic band from the  bankroll with a flourish and  strolls confidently to the ticket  seller of his choice. There he  confides the number of his  selection and returns smiling to  his seat in the grandstand. From  this vantage point, he watches  with justifiable pride as "Rosie  de Riveter" wins by five, and  finally, with a barely perceptible  trace of arrogance, he ambles  off to join the happy throng at  the cashier's wicket.  Well, that's the theory anyway.  Next time out: CROWN COUNSEL.  Readers with suggestions,  comments, or questions on this  column, racing or handicapping  can send them, with profanities  deleted, to J.Hayes. Box 3622,  Vancouver. Queries with self-  addressed envelopes will be answered promptly.  Golf  Residents of Halfmoon Bay  who feared that they had heard  a sonic boom last Sunday May 7.  can rest assured. The Coast  News has ascertained that it was  just Joe Kampman at the Sunshine Coasl Golf and Country  Club in Roberts Creek signifying his delight as he recorded  his first hole in one at the eighteenth hole. Joe registered his  ace with a #15 wood. He carried  his hole in one insurance and  so was nol out of pocket al the  ensuing celebration.  Ship  ahoy  The Sunshine Coast has, at  long last, joined the ranks and  now can proudly display its  logo ��� pull up anchor and  sail the wavy blue. Come all  you hearties ��� allow your  gypsy blood to guide you onto  your vessel and join us as we  navigate these friendly  waters in the protective guidance of Commodore Dave  Smethurst and Fleet Captain  Merle Nelson.  Trusting that the gods will  bless us with a 'sunshiney'  day ��� we, the Arbutus  Yacht Club, look forward to a  most enjoyable cruise over the  long week-end. May 20, 21,  and 22.  The present members,  numbering fifty-four, invite  all   who   are   interested   to  contact the Membership  Committee for more information: Vice Commodore,  Ray Chamberlin 886-2938;  Treasurer, Lorri Girard 886-  2277; and Member, Marion  Alsager 886-2489. They are  anxiously waiting to receive  your your call. The Club's  Measurer, Bernell Gordon,  885-2013, is also prepared to  answer your questions.  Way back in the 1800's  (before the great earthquake)  wealthy San Franciscans  spent their weekends shedding their tensions and frustrations by taking to their  boats. It must have been a  wonderous sight as these  'glittering arks' congregated  and floated in Belvedere  Lagoon. It was during this  time that an unnamed boat  owner, with blood vessels  swelling from too much  Tennessee Sour Mash (Bourbon) laughingly stated that  they should form a club ���  after   all.   they   did    meet  every weekend.  Indeed, they did form a  membership club ��� they  called it 'The Yacht Club'.  Belvedere Shore was the home  of the first yacht club until  1906, the year of the San  Francisco earthquake and  fire.  Today, however, one does  not have to be a millionaire  (must buy a lotto ticket)  or own a large yacht to belong hence,   there   is   no  acceptable reason for that  dinghy to remain on dry  land.  The Arbutus Yacht Club  is not for adults only ��� we  welcome junior members  and family memberships  arc available.  Do what they did in the  1800's ��� get rid of your  frustrations. shed your  tensions, make new friends,  re-acquaint yourself with  nature's wonderous works;  come join us, and, happy  sailing.  Tennis  At an open meeting on Wednesday May 3. the Gibsons  Tennis Club was formed. The  first annual general meeting will  be held on Wednesday. May 31,  at 7:30 p.m. in Room 105, Elphinstone Secondary School.  Wc hope all interested tennis  players will turn out. This will  be your club so let's make it a  success.  Please note the following  change with regard to the May  27. 28 doubles tournament. The  revised closing dale for registration is 6 p.m.. May 25. The  draw will then be posted at Trail  Bay Sports. Sunnycrest Mall,  on Friday. May 26. Those  people playing first round matches must be at the courts at  9 a.m. to 10 a.m. to check with  the tournament chairman as to  what time their matches will  be played.  Congratulations are in order  for the Elphinstone Secondary  Senior tennis team after their  10���3 victory over Gladstone  Secondary. This win leaves the  girl's team undefeated for the  season. The next scheduled  match is being played here on  Tuesday. May 16 at the High-  school. Matches start at 2:30  p.m. so come out and support  our tennis team.  Gibsons will be meeting New  Westminster Secondary in a  semi-final zonal playoff. The  winners will meet the winners of  the North Shore teams to playoff  for a position in the provincial  finals.  Baselines: Thanks to Mike Powell we now have the tape back  on the net at Dougal Park. Watch  for a B.C.T.A. tennis clinic  here in mid-May. The practice  net for Dougal Park has been  promised for this week. Watch  for the final paving job on the  Dougal and Brothers Park ten*  nis courts within the next month.  Wildlife  corner  Equus  by Trlsh Cramer, B.H.A.I.  and Debbie Rhodes  HORSES   KEPT   IN   STABLES  If you keep your horse stabled  you musl be aware that horses  become bored easily. They can  develop various vices to while  away the hours. Some of these  are weaving, cribbing and of  course chewing.  Weaving is a continuous rocking from side to side. It is a very  annoying habit and bad for the  legs. The only measures to curb  this vice arc to put a top door on  the stall, as most horses weave  with their heads over the door,  or to hobble the horse. If you use  this latter method be sure to  keep an eye on him for the first  while until he is used to the  hobbles.  Cribbing ts when the horse  rests his teeth on any available  protruding edge and gulps air  into his stomach. It is as bad for  the horse as it sounds and can  cause colic.    There are various  methods used to deter this habit,  such as cribbing collars (a strap  of leather around the throat  latch which tightens when the  horse tries to crib). There is one  method which is the best cure  for this vice. Keep the horse  stabled and remove mangers  and hayracks and make all other  ledges etc, flus. This may not  cure him but it will certainly  make his habit hard to practice.  Chewing is a habit most horse  owners know well. It is the systematic gnawing away of every  part of the building they can  reach with their teeth. They  also gnaw wood if there is a mineral deficiency in their diets.  There are several possible ways  of dealing with this habit. One  is to coat everything liberally  with creosote or another  wood preservative. Another  is to cover all edges with angle-  iron. (Any metal used should be  coated with non-toxic paint).  Since boredom is the main  cause of these vices we recommend that if you keep your  horse stabled be aware of your  responsibility to keep your horse  entertained. If you have a young  or playful horse a large ball  suspended from (he ceiling can  entertain hint tor hours. Take  him out as often as possible for  exercise, grazing, etc. A radio  will also be appreciated by your  horse, as most horses like music.  Put yourself in your horse's  place and it will help you to  understand his needs.  By Ian Corrance  Before those readers of natural  trivia who read this section of the  paper last week go running off  into the wilds of Pender Harbour  to catch M) pound trout in Saki-  naw and Ruby Lakes. I would  like lo set the records straight.  Reporting on the Gibsons Wildlife Club's Annual Fishing Derby, this intrepid scourer of the  countryside. constantly on  search of accuracy did in fact  get the names of the winners  correct (I think). However there  was a small discrepancy in the  weights of the trout. Where the  winning fish was reported  as being .11 pounds 4 ounces  should have read three pounds  four ounces the same correction  can be made all the way down the  line.  When I showed this error to  the typesetter, the first reaction  was. "It's your fault for getting  your copy in so late!" Then 1  hiked out the old copy neatly  done in my own impeccable hand,  and she had to admit that the  error might in fact not be mine.  In fact she went as far as to say  that I could put her name in the  paper and tell (he whole world  that il was her error, but being a  man of honour I declined her  kind offer and decided lo take  the weight of public ridicule  on my own broad shoulders.  I was asked by a member of  the Wildlife Club to pass on  their thanks lo the management  of the Ruby Lake Motel for  allowing them the use of the  facilities.  TURKEY BONE  Nexl ego booster for me  lasl week was a laughing voice  on the phone saying, "Tell (hat  Corrance Guy thai if he wanls to  identify the bone he pul in the  paper lasl week, go buy a turkey  and have a look at the carcass".  I suppose this means that 1  musl have also been wrong about  Soccer  The Sechelt Chiefs won the  Pender Harbour Cup this weekend in a final game against  the Red Skins. Calvin Graigan.  Howard Joe, and Kerby Jackson  scored the goals for the winners.  Vcm Joe. on loan to the Wakefield team from the Renegades,  won the cup for the highest  number of goals scored ��� nine  altogether against the Gibsons  Raiders. Also on loan to Wake  field by the Renegades were  Hubert Joe, Bradley Joe and  Lupic in a game against the  Pender Harbour Bananas who  emerged winners on penalty  shots.  The Red Skinsd then proceeded  to beat the Bananas with the  winning goal scored by Gerald  Louie, The Bananas did win  a consolation game against  Wakefield with a penalty shot  overa tie score of 2-2.  the fact that il was an eagle  that perched regularly in the  tree. Obviously from this new  evidence supplied by Charlie  Whiion. the bird must tie a turkey  vulture.  MONSTERS  Has anybody been following  the adventures of Warren Scott.  Ihe miner in Ihe Pitt River  area? Seemingly he has been  finding more monsters to slake  Ihe the thirst of our growing  numbers of seekers of unidentified weidies. Lizards five feet  long and albino frogs with no  front legs. Having been brought  up close to Loch Ness and always  in the proximity of monsters  and things thai go bump in the  night this new discovery makes  me feel more al home. It also  brings back my boyhood reading  adventures wilh Conan Doyle  and Ihe Male Grosso. where the  dinosaurus is still king.  ROD AND GUN CLUB  The suggested date for the  salmon bake is June 25. For information contact Marly Mcl-  drum.  Bea Rankin just returned  from the B.C. Wildlife convention. She reports that it was  successful. Sixty-three clubs  were represented. Speakers were  Romeo LaBlnnc, who outlined  the plans for salmon enhancement in Ihe province, and Sam  Bawlf, the Minister of Recreation  who answered questions on fish  and wildlife. Of interest to note  is the fact that separate branches  have been set up. one for the  wildlife, and another for fisheries. Hopefully this will make  things easier.  HYDRO  I lived in Calgary one May and  got my car stuck in a snow  drift. Nol too unusual you say.  So do I. hill who would expect  to gel a snow job on the beautiful Sunshine Coasl in this merry  month?  Such an occurence happened  when B.C.Hydro complete with  their Dow Chemical chemists  descended nn us poor country  bumkins and had the nerve to  try and make us believe that  tabic sail was more dangerous  than Tordon, 2,4-D and 2.4.S-T.  With all Ihe skill of a somehow  convinced desperate cosmetic  salcsgroup they plied their wares  to an unbelieving audience, and  even those who are of ihe pro-  gress-at -any-cost syndrome  left ihe meeting with the feeling  thai someone had Iried lo pull  a very poor con job on them.  lor more on this subject I  direct your attention to the editorial page, and hope that you  will join in the belief ihal there  musl be a better way lo live on  this planet I hail lo poison il  beyond its limits.  r ������  S   In a car crash, great big car crash  8   Little cars were all smashed up  Sliiiic baia nrcic an ainasiicu up . "II l\   'XX fl  ,.   Dented fenders, crumpled grill work i>-,    nS��~/*\ji  ]  All the body work smashed up        ��/      \<h'@  ^^pL/fl  | ^ ^*^_ V  ��4       Chorus  S Then came Wally, Good old Wally, i^T  S Fixed her up as good as new,  5 Our friend Wally, good old Wally,  S    \Aflll An Iks san.��     ��... I.lailll    l��r Ul  y Will do the same, my friend, for you  I  BB6-7193  �� We handle I.C.B.C. claims. ^  Sung to the tunc of "Darling Clementine"    S  GIBSONS  Sunnycrest Plaza  886-8020  Trail <Bau  a *  SECHELT  QDHDTC Cowrie Street  3l  \Jt\ I O 885-2512  TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS TO  SERVE YOU BETTER Freethinker's Pulpit:  Coast News. May 16,1978  11.  This young fellow figured there was more ways  than one to skin a cat. Perhaps having been  foiled in his efforts to hit the target at the dunking  pool at the carnival held at Elphinstone Secondary  School last week, he sneaked around the back  and pulled the plunger. The results seem satisfactory.  The Other Side of the Seal Hunt  Newfoundland sealers defended  A third aspect of the seal  hunt controversy involves  economic concerns; how much  is the industry worth? Is it  necessary to the economy of  Newfoundland?  For Newfoundlanders a  seal is either a source of income or a supplement to their  diet ��� it is not considered  cither a pet or a sporting  trophy. Whether the pelts are  c'vciiliialiv worn in European  fashion shows or serve to  make a warm lining for someone's boots, has no bearing  on the fact that many Newfoundland sealers derive one-  third of their annual income  from scaling. The money and  meat help their families  cope with the highest cost of  living in Canada, at a time of  year when unemployment in  the province reaches 20%.  Animal fur may be considered a luxury item for  some, but it is also a renewable natural resource which  last year pumped in excess  of $100 million into the Canadian economy. By comparison synthetics are made from  non-renewable chemical  resources derived from the  petro-chemical industries.  In any event, in contrast  lo the majority of fur-bearing  animals harvested all over the  world, the harp seals taken  off Eastern Canada are not  hunted exclusively for their  furs. Money from oil, carcass meat and flippers last  year made up more than half  of the total income from the  hunt. The retail sale of fresh  meat products alone, realized  $490,000. As well, a considerable portion of fresh meat  is retained for consumption  by members of the sealing  communities. Very high in  protein and low in cholesterol, seal meat provides  these families with a valuable  addition to their diet at a  time of year when no other  fresh meat is available. It  is interesting to note there  are over twice as many  seals as Newfoundlanders,  and seals ate four times as  much as Newfoundland  fishermen were able to catch  last year.  Last year more than 4,000  Newfoundlanders were  employed in the primary  sector of the industry and  another three hundred in  the secondary. The total  value of sealing to the economy of the region was $5.5  million.  When all parties of the  Canadian government endorsed the seal hunt in the  House of Commons on March  24. 1977, Greenpeace protested on Parliament Hill "this  black and bloody smear on  our international image as a  people." It is ironic that  any smears on the image of  Newfoundlanders and on  Canadians in general, are the  result of the protesters'  sensationalistic campaigns.  Canadian embassy officials  report that the seal hunt produces the heaviest and most  sustained level of inquiries  of any issue. Each year  more letters of protest are  sent to the prime minister's  office on seal hunting than  on any other subject, including abortion and Canadian  unity.  Brian Davis stated in a'  recent interview about the  use of movie stars and airline stewardesses in his  campaign: "I never pretended it was anything but a gimmick. We felt we had to put  something on the ice as an  added attraction to the seal  hunt. We don't have to do it  this year. The media are  coming anyway."  And come they did, with  instructions from their editors to get that one emotional  picture ��� a mother seal with  i  J*R  CONCRETE &  CONSTRUCTION LTD.  (���! {.-houseframing  general contracting &  renovations  INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL  ^floors, sidewalks, patios  it retaining walls  {.foundations  .parking lots  {-swimming pools  Jim Ron  886-7571    886-9262  A FULL SERVICE CENTRE  FOR ALL YOUR CONCRETE &  CONSTRUCTION IDEAS  ill  il  the carcass of her slaughtered  pup. A German television  crew was so desperate for a  film of the seal slaughter that  they borrowed a stuffed seal  and posed it in the snow with  a local hunter (paid $300)  pretending to club it. It was  reported that they copied the  right angle from a Greenpeace photograph.  The amount of slander and  bigotry that Newfoundlanders  have been forced to endure  regarding the seal hunt is  incredible. Hate mail flows  into the homes, schools and  government offices from all  over the world, mainly from  people hwo know nothing  about sealing, other than  what they have seen in the  very graphic and biased  Greenpeace films. It is  through this exploitation of  genuine emotional responses  that Greenpeace and I.F.A.  W. have been able to extract vast sums of money from  the public.  (In 1976 when Davis'  organization I.F.A.W. was  still listed as a charitable  organization, an audit showed  assets of $530,981 and liabilities of only $57,123 leaving  a surplus of $473,858 ��� all  acquired through public  donations. This year Davis  states that his organization  now has unlimited funding,  yet recently he ran an ad  in the Edmonton Journal  requesting donations "to  help stop the slaughter of  baby seals.")  Perhaps another irony is  that according to president  Patrick Moore, the Greenpeace Foundation first became involved in the seal  hunt controversy because of  a (1975) National Geographic  article by Dr. David Lavigne  in which he stated the harp  seals were in difficulty. On  March 8. 1978 on a C.B.C.  national radio interview.  Lavigne refuted the evidence  he gave in this 1975 article  and now says, "the harp  seal is not an endangered  species as many organizations suggest." He even  accused "certain organizations" of taking out those  parts of his and other articles which support their  objectives.  Setting up one species as  a favourite animal is an act  of uninformed and unacceptable urban arrogance, particularly when the basis used is  attractiveness ��� what if  seals looked like snakes?  Man's inhumanity to man  seems to have lost precedence  over man's alleged inhumanity to certain chosen animals.  Perhaps the greatest negative outcome of the seal  controversy will eventually  be for the Greenpeace Foundation, which is unfortunate,  because this organization in  the past has made the public  aware of some startling  facts about our declining  environmental values. Their  opposition to nuclear testing  and proliferation, mercury  poisoning and other environmental issues is based on  well founded concerns.  However, the sealing issue  is different. It raises questions of social morality which  they have declined to answer  or simply ignored. Doubtless  their campaign will cost them  much of the stature and  credibility they formerly  deserved and possessed.  SUNSHINE COAST  PEST CONTROL  We.offer o  -^ Complete Pest  isaanaM  883-2531  ^PACKING A LOAD  FOR HALF A  CENTURY  ttWttttW  HAPPY BIRTHDAY  By Andy Randall  How often have we heard  someone say, "Oh, 1 have no  use for philosophy. It's too dry  a subject for me." Usually that  remark comes from an idle-wittcd  person, or at least from someone  who has heard of names traditionally linked to the great  philosphers, Plato, Confucius,  and the latter great thinkers. 1  too have run around half the  world with that addle-pated  conception in my not too brilliant  mind. Oh a flash of sanity  sometimes would reveal that we  all become acling-unpaid-phil-  osophers who will readily spout  their theories to any willing ear.  There arc people who can  philsophizc at the drop of the hat.  Be they in a beer-parlour, at a  wedding, a funeral, a christening,  or just a chance meeting with  friend and stranger. I met one  while waiting at a bus-stop  with my friend in Germany.  Man, how that gabby German  could blather about the state of  the nation and the world in  general, while my friend watched  my dumb show of seeming  to understand what he was raving  about. It was fun to her. You see,  the businessman type addressing  me was loaded with schnapps  and what else, and 1 was trying  to field answer in monosyllables  for my German has certain  limits for conversation.  Now that was one of those  sane-flashing moments for me.  For 1 knew right then and there  that just to switch our roles  would place me in the chair of  the yaketty-yak philsopher. I  wasn't always that way. I listened like a good little lad to  my elders, to my teachers, in  fact I got to be a first class listener. Now I have to apologize  to my many friends for my noxious habit of compulsive chatter (again, my New Year's resolution is to listen more, and talk  less). And it is cowardly to blame  my advancing senility on this  persistent flow of words, words,  words, on any subject. But it is  my best defence at the moment.  Yes. it has to be called a habit  this thing that makes us sound  like we'd been inoculated with a  gramophone needle. But it  definitely runs in families. My  ancestors were too well inoculated for a meeting of the Randall  clan was like a politician's  conference or a session between  a flight of crows and some  cheeky magpies. My second  alibi, I was born that way. But,  I am not alone.  If you just read from the top  again you will se a classic example given you of blathering away  like a two-bit philosopher. But.  friends, I have a mean design on  you. It is to lead you into the  flower-scented gardens of true  philsophy. That will be a nice  change from the barnyardy odours of bovine excretal I've been  scattering around.  Are there kinds of philosophy?  Oh, yes. Several. True, false and  in betweens. I mean some can  have a bit of true and false in  them. There are Communist  ones,  religious ones,  scientific  ones too. There's a wide choice.  You take your pick or you are saddled, sometimes heavily, with  one from your early environment. A rich, or a poor neighbourhood; a good, fair or not so  good pair of parents who largely  contribute to your patterns of  thinking.  This train of thought can be  blamed to the friendly gift of a  tiny but excellent book lo me by  two fine people who had me along  to share their Christmas dinner  with them and their family.  "Mirrors of Ihe Soul" by Kahlil  Cibran, a writer from Lebanon  and U.S.A.. gave me a further  * Please turn In Page fourteen  SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST  MODERATE C0S1 LOCAL OR DISTANT BURIALS  CREMATIONS     MEMORIALS- PRE ARRANGEMENTS  D A Dulin  Director  886-9551  1665SM,e"  Gibiom  Special price  to Pensioners  Open Mondays  INVITATION  from   LIZA  at  CONTINENTAL COIFFURES  IN OUR NEW LOCATION  BENEATH THE PARTHENON.  To introduce you to our Beauty Salon this card entitles  you to a shampoo and set at half of the regular price.  Sincerely LIZA  This offer expires after  May 31, 1978.  885-5733 Clip this coupon for your discom  GOOD SERVICE  GUARANTEED PRODUCTS  AND WORKMANSHIP  AND A  PACKAGE PRICE  YOU CANT REFUSE  FOR  KITCHEN CABINETS  AND  FLOOR COVERINGS  SUNSHINE KITCHENS  GIBSONS  886-9411  KENDEVRIES&SONLTD.  GIBSONS     SECHELT  886-7112     885-3424  IF YOU DONT HAVE 10 INCHES'  OF INSULATION IN YOUR ATTIC,  YOU'RE LOSING HEAT AND  WASTING MONEY.  If your home is like'9096 of Canadian  homes, it's not properly insulated This chart  gives you an idea of how much you could save  by bringing your home from the average level  of insulation up to today's recommended  standards. Of course, as energy costs go up,  so will these savings.  NOW HOMES BUILT BEFORE 1946 ARE  ELIGIBLE FOR A HOME INSULATION  GRANTOFUPTO$3S0.  Oil Heat         Gas Heal  Electric Heat  ST.JOHN'S  FREDERICTON  $209            N/A  $296  $204            N/A  $215  MONTREAL  $195             $176  $202  TORONTO  $159             $115  $242  WINNIPEG  $237             $162  $320  REGINA  N/A             $130  $390  EDMONTON  $228             $140  N/A  VANCOUVER  $130             $120  $199  These savings are based on a typical ?. storey pre wai  home  oil, 100 square feel  ���Based on insulation material wilti H 3 value pet inch (254 cm)  If your home was built before 1946, is your  pnncipal residence, and is three storeys or  less, you're eligible for a taxable grant of % of  the cost of your insulation matenals, up to a  maximum of $350 (retroactive to matenals  purchased on or after September 1,1977).  For FREE and complete information about  how to insulate your home and how to  apply for a grant, send in the  coupon below.  INSULATE TODAY. SAVE TOMORROW.  Canadian Home Insulation Program  I*  1*1  Oovtmmtnt  of Canada  C inadien Horn*  Initiation Program  Gourt  du Canada  P logiammt d itolalton th��f miqui  d��t ftMdtflCaa canaditrmM  HonouraMtAftdraOutllal I'horwabta An** OutHal  Minimi Mlniatra  I J Send me il  ���Keepingl  ji English  Please print  NAME __  ��� free book    Q Send me the yrajit application Vit  e Heal In' (Mv home was built before 1946  en francais       is 3 stoieys or less and is my  pnncipal residence)  in English ' en francais  ADDRESS .  CITY   POSTAL CODE.  Mill to Canadian Home insuUnon Progtam,  PO Box34180.SiaiionD.VancouverBC V6J4N2  Or call collect thiouqh your  telephone operator 604)732-7295  ��� allow 2 to 4 wmIci lot [voa'ssing and mailing 8A-E 12.  Coast News, May 16,1978.  We want to give you,  the customer,  the benefit on this  happy occasion ���  RUBBER BACKED  Comet; Level Loop Three Tone in  colour.   A hard wearing carpet,  that will stand up to a lot of  traffic. Two colours:  Rainbow ��� Cactus Green.  Limited Quantities   $E.95ayd.  Corvette: Again as above  Four colours:    Circuit  Red  ���  Indy Green ��� Manzagold Beige  $g.95ayd.  A La Carte: A beautiful tight  Saxony on Rubber Back. It has  that beautiful velvety apparance.  Four Colours: Snow Mist ���  Maple Syrup ��� Tarnished Brass  -Wild Spice.        $1 Q.95 a yd.  Eight years on the the coast,  and now 2 locations to shop.  Luminaire:   Short Shag.   Three  Tone in Colour.  Bamboo Green ��� Gentle Beige  ��� Misty Blue ��� Autumn Wine  -Gold.  Limited Quantities  $Q.95ayd.  Rideau:     Again  a  Saxony  on  Rubber Back. Lovely  appearance.  Two   colours   only   ���   limited  quantities.  Gold ���Rust $7.95 a yd.  Grafica:   Beautiful kitchen print  Zepel guarded for easy cleaning  ��� anti-static.  Blue Stone ��� Slate Brown.  Reg $11.95 a yd. now $ 7.95 a yd.  SECHELT:  Cowrie Street, in the  heart of Sechelt.  12'x42'3"     Victoria     Station;  Rubber   back   kitchen    carpet  one colour: Red Rose  was $11.60 a yd now $ Q.95 a yd.  12'x27'  Cardero; High-low-cut-  and-loop nylon. Green.  was $15.95 a yd now $1 Q.95 a yd.  12'x12'3" Adoneau (2nds)  Acrilan Fibre. Peppercorn.  was $294.00 now $ 1 C A.00  12'x10'    Connoisseur; Nylon  short shag. Orange Flash.  Was $186.00      Now $gg .00  Ill  ��11111  We roll out the red  carpet and ���  ROLL BACK  THE PRICES!  JUTE BACKED  Shaladin: Made by Hardings,  a good quality shag. Will give  years and years of satisfying  wear and luxurious appearance.  Orange ��� Brown ��� Cinnamon.  Sug. Retail $13.95 now $7.95 a yd.  Twilight Zone: 100%  Continuous    Fillamont    Nylon  cut and loop, with that beautiful  embossed   look.     One  Colour  Only: Bittersweet.    $ 1195ayd.  Rosedale: Very heavy Saxony  made by Crossley-Karastan  One colour only: Golden Rye.  This outstanding quality, dropped  from a suggested retail value of  $18.95 per sq. yd. To$1 1.95 a yd.  Plaza Suite: A very nice designed  carpet with three tone effect.  High-Low Cut and loop, use it  throughout the house for  enduring beauty.  Eight decorating colours to  choose from.  Our ever low price for the  duration of the sale. $1 Q.95 a yd.  GIBSONS:  on the Highway and  Wyngaert Rd.  12'x24'3"        Shaladin;    100%  Nylon. Two Tone Brown.  Was $13.95 a yd. now $C,95 a yd.  12'x10'8"  Rideau; Rubber back  Saxony  Rust.  was $161.00 now SQC.oo  12'x9' Magnum; Heavy Quality  Saxony. Ginger.  was $204.00 now $ 1 a A .00  12'x9' Comet; Level Loop  Rubber Back. Rainbow ��� Gold  ��� Rust ��� Green. EachSCQ.OO  MANY MORE  We will finance up to three month  months  with no interest charges.  Use  your   Master   Charge   or  Chargex.  All sales final ��� no returns ���  no refunds  Carpet Remnants  PRICES SLASHED!  Discontinued Carpet Samples.  Use as doormats 18"x27"  Each $0.00  Ken DeVries  & Son Ltd.  SECHELT  885-3424  GIBSONS.  886-7112 Coast News, May 16,1978  COAST NEWS   CLASSIFIED ADS  Classified AdJPolicy  All listings 50C per line per week.  or use the Economical 3 for 2 rate  3 weeks for the price of 2  Minimum $2.00  per  Insertion.  All feet payable prior to Insertion.  This offer Is made available for private Individuals.  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  ��� In the event of an error the  publisher shall be responsible for  one corrected Insertion onlv.  These Classifications  remain free  - Coming Events  Lost  - Found  Print you ad la the squares Including the price of the Item and your telephone number. Be sure to leave a blank space after each word.  No phone order* Please. Just mall In the coupon below accompanied by cash, cheque  or money order, to Coast News, Classifieds, Boi 4*0, Gibsons, B.C. VON IVO, or  bring In person to the Coast News office, Gibsons  DROP OFF POINT : Campbell's Shoes & Leather Goods Store, Sechelt  Coming Events        Obituaries        Work Wanted     Work Wanted For Sale  WOMEN'S CENTRE  RobertsCreek, 885-3711. Drop-in  library, information. Thursdays  11:00-4:00. tfn  GARAGE SALE  Saturday the 20th, corner  of Southwood and Cooper,  turn left on Redroofs Road  then turn right on South-  wood.   Moving Sale.  Tables,chairs,chesterfield,  fireplace screen, many  many more great bargains.  Bcrarducci: Passed away May  9, 1978, Gordon Victor, iate of  Port Coquitlam. aged thirty-  three. Survived by his loving  wife. Margaret, two children  Jeff and Wendy: three brothers,  James of Haiifax. Dennis of  Revclstokc and Ronald of Queen  Charlotte    Islands. Funeral  Mass was celebrated Friday.  May 12 at St. Mary's Church.  Gibsons. Rev. i.Nicholson,  celebrant. Interment Seavlew  Cemetery. Devlin     Funeral  Home Directors.  Coast News  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  VON1VO  CLASSIFICATION:  Eg. For Sale, For Rent, etc.  L  I  i                       ,    DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON ���  The Lion's Share of Personal  Sale Items can be Found Under  Close Scrutiny Only in the Coast  News Classifieds.  If It's a Tradesman or Professional Service  that  you  require  be sure to look first in the Sunshine  Coast Business Directory.  M  Announcements  DANCE CLASSES  For adults: Jazz ��� Intermediate  level. Course begins Thursday,  May II. Enquiries also invited  from beginners interested in  new courses in Classical Ballet or  Jazz. J.Milward 88b-2531.      tfn  As it is impossible at this time for  me to acknowledge individually  all of the cards, notes, kind  thoughts and moral support  received from loyal friends in  Sechelt and Gibsons this is to  express my deep appreciation.   Edith Hopper  Swan: Hector and Harriet of  Ruby Lake are proud to announce  the birth of five beautiful cygnets.  Thanks are given to the Manyks  of Ruby Lake Resort for making  it all possible. #20  RANDALL: Passed away May  12. 1978. Andy Randall, late ol  Gibsons, in his 75th year. Stir  vived by two sons. Ronald of  Vancouver and Richard of Surrey;  two grandchildren. Dusty and  Kicky; two brothers. Bob of  Vancouver and Tom in England.  Funeral service Tuesday. May 16,  at 11:00 a.m. in the Gibsons  United    Church. Reverend  Annette Rcinhardt officiating  Cremation. Devlin Funeral  Home. Directors.  Moving and hauling. Gardening  Rubbish Removal. Odd jobs of  any kind. Quality work. 886-9503  Fully Qualified Electrician  tV Free Estimates ���!<  886-2546 tfn  Moving & Hauling  Gardening.   Rubbish   Removal.  Odd jobs of any kind.    Quality  work. 886-9503. #22  For Explosive Requirements:  dynamite,   electric   or    regular  caps. B line F cord and safety  fuse,    contact    Gv.cn    Nlmmii.  Cemetery Road. Gibsons. Phone  886-7778. Howe Sound Farmers  Institute. *7tfti  High Quality Fiberglass Sundecks  Call Evenings: 886-8003     tin  JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER  All types construction, new or old  Work Guaranteed. 886-7160   #23  Fiberglass your Sundeck  "The Best in the West"  Call 886-7671 anytime       tfn  WORK WANTED  Portable    Steel    &    Aluminum  Welding:   886-9625 after 6 p.m.  and weekends. #22  Most trees, like pets, need care  and attention and trees are our  speciality.  * Topping  * Limbing  * Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed service.  Peerless Tree Services Ltd.  885-2109  Help Wanted  WESTERN CANADA SCHOOL  OF AUCTIONEERING LTD  Canada's first, and Ihe only corn-  plcleiy Canadian course ottered  anywhere Licensed under Ihe Trade  Schools Licensing Acl, R S.A 1970.  C 366 For particulars of tho neMt  course write Box 667, Lacombe,  Alborla, or Phone 782 6215 #26  UARAGKSALE:  Saturday, May 20, corner ol  Southwood and Cooper, turn left  on Redd roof Road then turn  right on Southwood. Moving  Sale; tables, chairs, chesterfield, fireplace screen, main  many nunc great bargains,      #20  RICH     BLACK DELTA     SOIL  16 yard    $190 Buds Trucking.  15805.     108th Ave ,     Surrey.  V3R6T9 tfn  Fresh  rhubarb for  sale.     Call  886-2554. #20  LOST  Obituaries  Lost  _ Please call me re instamatic  camera with film In ��� with name  E.BIack but wrong P.N. and address. 886-9443. #20  RE1D: Passed away May 14,  1978. Josephine Reid, late of  Sechelt. Survived by her husband Roland; one son, Doug,  West Vancouver: two daughters,  Mrs. Thclnia Lower. Vancouver  and Mrs. Gladys Warner of  Sechelt: seven grandchildren and  seven great grandchildren  one sister. Mrs. Lucy Locke.  Vancouver. Memorial Service  Wednesday. May 17. at 2 p.m. in  Devlin Funeral Home. Gibsons.  Pastor Fred Napora officiating  Cremation. In lieu of flowers,  donations to the Cancer Society  would be appreciated.  *  1  BOB KELLY'S PICK-UP   J  sements.   garages,   yards*.  A load on our Truck       -fc  *  *  *  *  Is a load off your         *  Mind                  {  886-9433               -*  Keys,  two on  the  ring,  white  tag.  Bring to Coast News office.  Lost at the Gibsons Tennis Court.  #20  Personal  Alcoholics Anonymous meetings,  Gibsons Athletic Hall. 8:30 p.m.  Every Monday. 886-9059 or  886-9904 for information.       #26  The Coast News welcomes  social, church and entertainment news for clubs,  lodges, hospital groups and  service clubs.  ULTRA DECK  by  TRODAN  The Ultimate in Decking  886-29S3 tlii  Get Ready for Spring!  Fruit tree pruning, gardens dug.  pcrrenials divided. ALSO 1-ton  truck for hire, light moving and  hauling. 886-9294. tfn  Small engine repairs lo outboard  motors, chain saws. Inwnmowers,  garden traclors. Reasonable  Rales. Home Service or Free  Pick Up ami Delivery. Also  Garden and Soil preparation:  roto-tilling. plowing, aerating.  Phone 886-9037 or 885-3394.   #25  Two people from May 19, and  two people from June 20 for Tourist Booth. Ages 15 to 2.1. Contact  Mrs. R.W. Vernon, Tourist  Co-Ordinaior.    RR#4,   Gibsons.   #tfn  GOOD SEAMSTRESS: part-time  permanent basis. Must be reliable, responsible and enthusiastic. Call 886-2515 days.       #20  Opportunities  MORTGAGE LOANS promptly  arranged anywhere in B.C.  Information and references on  request. .1.1). Phillips Capital  Corporation, 10673 King George  Highway. Surrey. B.C. Phone  588-0411 davs, or 585-1603 eves.  tfn  Business Opportunity. Excavating business for sale. .ID  450 Cat, Case Backhoe. Tandem  Dump. Single Axle Dump, Ramp  Truck. 886.963.1; 886-9365.      tfn  Wonted  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creek  Doing   your   own    upholster] ���'  I We hate nil supplies,  j Need a new mattress'.'   In foam!  I All sizes.  iCustom covers  lor:  trailers    and     boat  Campers,  cushions,  W.W.UPIIOI.ST1RY AND BOAT  TOPS LTD. 886-731(1 tfnj  For Sale: 24" rnpersplii Shakes  Phone 885-5374. "25  * Portraits       * Weddings  *  * Passports   *  Commercial *  * Copy and Restoration work *  Professionally done in your home  or in ours.  Day or Evening call  886-741,4.  Day bed with covered foam  mattress, $15.00; set of 49  brown masonry blocks, S10.00;  grass whip. S5.00: one gallon  white interior latex paint, $8.00.  Phone 886-2084. #20  Babv carriage. $25.00; car bed.  $10.00. 886-9420. #20  New hand knit fisherman's sweater (ladies'). Size 18-20. $25.00;  Super 8 Movie Projector. $85.00;  STD 8 Movie Projector. $25.00.  886-7800 #22  one 21" Color T.V., $300.0(1:  one love seat. $100.00. Phone  886-9039 after 6 p.m. #2(1  Davenport bed. $25.00; Bed  head board. $8.00; Folding  lounge chair. S8.00; lent, $30.00.  886-9340. #20  Timber wanted: Fir. hemlock,  cedar and poles. Top prices.  Let us give you an estimate.  DM) Log Sorting Ltd Phone  886-7896 or 886-7700. tfn  Ten-speed bicycle, good condition. $50.00. Phone 886-2105, #22  17-cu. ft. Frost-free fridge and  matching stove with rotisserie.  Harvest Gold. Two years old.  $800.00 or best offer. Various  household items. 886-7453.    #20  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  M******** AUTOMOTIVE   *********      ********* ELECTRIC  ***********     ********'MISC. SERVICES *********  NEED TIRES-"  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  at Ihe S-Bf NDS on Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  Sox 860  Giosons  Phone  886-7605  ******* BUILDING SUPPLY ********  llJlIlPM  Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Construction Plywood, and all Accessories.  Delivery Phone 886-9221  Highway 101, Gibsons  U1 BE ELECTRICItt^  RESIDENTIAL-COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL  Maintenance Electronics    Pole Line  ������POWER   TO   THE   PEOPLE"  ANDREASSEN    ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving the Sunihine CoaM  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreessen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  Gutters Phone: Eaves Troughs  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  885-2992  Commercial  Residential  Maintenance  'Continuous  mm******** Cabinets **********    **********  excavating   *******  SUNSHINE KITCHENS  CABINETS - REMODELLING  Showroom in Twilight Theatre Bldg. 886-9411  J.B.EXCAVATING  886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage Installation  ,^_L  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing V&�� *  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields    A"  ********* CARPENTRY  ^T&R CONSTRUCTION     swimming pools  v house framing .floors, sidewalks, patios  v'. general contracting & retaining walls  renovations foundations  Ron   886-9262     .  Sand & Gravel  885-9666 or  885-5333  L & H Swanson Ltd.  Readymlx Concrete  with 2 plants Backhoes  Sechelt and Pender Harbour  Porpoise Bay Rd  Box 172, Sechelt, B.C.  -Dump Trucks-  PERMATRUSS FABRICATORS     a^fes  (Gibsons) Ltd. 886-7318  Located next to Windsor Plywood p.o. Box 748  Residential & Commercial Roof Trusses Gibsons, B.Cy  GIBSONS LAWN MOWER &     ~I~~~"  CHAIN SAW SERVICE 886-2912  Gibsons Industrial Park, #5, Shaw Rd.  "Repairs to all makes"  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials tor Sale  Phone tM6!664     Member Allied Van Lines    RR  I Gibsons  ���  PACIFIC���O-FIBERGLASS  FIBREGLASS  LAMINATING - REPAIRS  BOATS ���SUNDECKS, ETC.   12 years experience  885-2981  Eves  C & S Construction  Fiberglass Sundecks S^ffi1^  Duryll Star-buck  K8ti-07.1')  Dennis Collins  886-7100  "Serving     OOf*  Langdale     OOtl  to  Earls Cove":  TAXI  I Jim  886-7571  Cadre Construction Ltd. %  Framing, remodelling, additions^%  HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION^  I Payne Road, Gibsons _  CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterhnes. etc  Ph 885-2921   886-2311  ToM^S TomFlieger   Phono 886-7868  ���"WLectrical  Quality Farm 6 Garden Supply Ltd. -  * Feed * Fencing    886-7527  Box 214, Gibsons, B.C.  " CONTRACTING V0N 1v0  R.GInn Electric  General Wiring &  ��� Qualified Workmanship "  RRH2MARLENERD.,   001:5379  ROBERTSCREEK     Ot��-W��  Roberts  Creek  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  * Pet Food    * Fertilizer  Pratt Rd.  Gibsons  ********* PLUMBING **********  �� \  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING-PIPEFITTINQ-STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  CARMI CRANE SERVICE  Industrial or Residential Lifting  to46feet. 18ft. flat deck. Pick-up i  at Delivery. |  ^ P.Jackson 886-2401 or 886-2312  Nequatque Resorts Ltd.  Will build to suit       Conslwclion Division        Y���ulmnl, ���,  Residential or High Rise        Vinyl Siding we can do II  Gibsons 886-2597   Ph Collect Vancouver 112-327-875/  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon 10 Oie s Cove  885-9973 886-2938  Commercial Containers available  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs lor VIEW  Top tall trees ad|acacent to building  Marv Volen  B86-959(  THOMAS HEATING  OIL BURNER SERVICE    00C7111  Complete Instrument OOO" /111  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed lor Pesticide Spraying  It Pays to Advertise in the  ��, 14.  Coast News, May 16,1978.  Appliances  For Sale  APPLIANCE TRADE-IN SALE-:  now on at Macleods, Sechelt.  885-2171  For Rent  GRANDCHILDREN COMING  TO VI SIT?  Rent a crib or highchair, babv  buggy, etc. 886-2809 #22  Cottage: Gower Point, two bedroom, completely furnished;  wood bluff on Strait ��� by week or  month. 112-291-8194 evenings. 21  Property  Boots  HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER  JIGLEN RD) Two bedroom home  Iwith fireplace, auto oil furnace,  ���fabulous view and close to all  ���facilities. Phone 886-2075.       tfn  For Safe  GRAND SPRING LAWN SA1.E  Glbb's   Place,   comer   of   Reed  and Payne, Saturday. May   20,  II) a.m.���all day.  Bathroom fixtures, plants, cloth-  ing. books Quality hcaw-duty  finished picnic-table $45.00 ���  more to order. Refreshments. #20  One complete (Mansfield) tank  and toilet. Antique Gold. As  new. $40.00. #22  Furnished  two bedroom  trailer  near waterfront, 886-2%2       #21  HOUSEKEEPING ROOMS  Clean, quiet adults.   Robertson's  Boarding       House       (formerly  Smith's). Phone 886-W12        #21  Gibsons waterfront, two cabins.  Approximatelv 350x50. Offers.  112-922-4278. #22  Quality at AHOP Prices  1,560   sq.   ft.,   full   basement,  three    bedrooms,    two    baths,  etc.   Fully landscaped.   A must  see for serious buyers. 886-7668.  #21  PENINSULA  ROOFING  & SHEET METAL  All Types of Roofing  & Re-Roofing  Henry Rodriguez  Sechelt     885-9585  Stereo tech tuner. 25 watts rms.  2 large stereo tech speakers.  $300 or trade. Phone 886-9883  ask for Clark. #20  Twol)a7~Yard Sale, May 19���20  Many good items, T.V., baby  crib, antiques, home-made quilts.  886-9697   Park Rd. Gibsons   #20  LIVESTOCK  HORSESHOEING  Bob Hopkins  Call 886-9470 eves.        #41  Two bedroom ground floor suite  in Bay area. Excellent for retired couple. Laundry included,  phone evenings, 886-7400.      #22  Two bedroom house, good  location, includes stove, fridge,  drapes and rugs. References  required. 886-7378. #22  Wanted to  Rent  EARL BIRNEY, one of Canada's  Illustrious poets, will be visiting  the West Coast this summer  to participate In the Heritage  Arts Festival. He seeks a cabin  on the Sunshine Coast for the  months of June and July. If  you have a suitable cabin please  call the Coast News or write  to Box 9, Coast News. tfn  Goslings  for sale:   $3.00  each.  885-9294. #20  Hav  for  sale   -   $1.00  :  Mulch 50 cents. 885-9357.  bale,  tfn  Wanted, two bedroom house for  family of three. Phone 886-  9087.' #21  WORKING PHOTOGRAPHER  looking for a small inexpensive  house or cabin in a secluded  area on the Lower Sunshine  Coast. 886-7817, days tfn  Property  LOT FOR SALE  'A acre plus good view.   1,000  feet from waterfront. Gower area.  886-2887  tfn  LIVESTOCK HAULING  Pat Horvath motor carrier license  for Sunshine Coast ��� Powell  River ��� Vancouver ��� Fraser  Valley. With full insurance for  livestock. Phone 886-9845 eves, tf  Pets  Pretty part Siamese kittens free  to good homes: 886-9443        #20  For Rent  One room ��� house waterfront.  Central Gibsons ��� discuss to  share. 886-7955. #20  Newly decorated 2 and 3 bdrm  apts. Stove, fridge, heat and  cablevision incl. in reasonable  rent. Sorry, no pets. Close to  schools and shupping. 886-  7836.  tfr  Cabin; full bath, kitchen, dining  area, living room. One bedroom.  Furnished. everything new.  Lower Roberts Creek Road.  886-2798.   #21  Condominium: Three bedrooms  plus family room. l'/i baths,  carpets, $300 per mo. Call  886-7628. tfn  BY OWNER  Langdale, brand new home,  1322 sq.ft.. 3 bedrooms, en-  suite off master, large kitchen  and nook. Beautiful Cameo  marble fireplace, with heatlla-  tor up and downstairs. Also  roughed-ln two rooms and  bath downstairs. Beautiful  view on corner lot. This home  must be seen to be appreciated. $63,000. Please  call 886-2300. tfn  W - Waterfront  H - Homes  A - Acreage  R - Recreational  F - Farms  Your Real Estate Host on the Sunshine Coast  885-3521     HalfmoonBay.B.C.VONIYO  Bob Beaupre  886-3531  Pat & Patricia Murphy  885-3521  HOMES  GIBSONS: Fabulous view ot  Keats, Bowen, Gull and Vancouver islands 1 Vi acres of  wooded privacy, your own  creek and ravine. Three  bedrooms, master ensuite,  two heatolalor F.P., one in  recroom with wet bar and adj.  Vi bathroom. Large sundeck,  double garage with remote  operator, concrete driveway.  F.P. $79,900. Call Trev  886-2658.  Trev Goddard  886-2658  FARMS  HOPKINS  bedroom hj  jacent|  Howe *8*und  It   two  wo ad-  across  F.P. $50,000.  Call Trev 886-2658.  LOTS  Waterfront lot in Gibsons.  Skyline Drive lot may be lust  what you've been waiting for.  F.P.$35,000.  Call Trev 886-2658.  Good variety of recreational  lots in Wilson Creek, West  Porpoise Bay, Redrooffs and  Village ot Sechelt.      4.64 acres on North Road with  a three bedroom 1,152 square  feet Chancellor double wide  three years old, In Immaculate condition. Paved driveway five minutes to ferry and  Gibsons. F.P. $59,500.  ACREAGE  ROBERTS CREEK: 7/10  acre of heavily treed privacy. Regional water available.  Close to beach. Zoned R2.  Add your mobile home and  enjoy all this summer. F.P.  $12,000. Call Trev 886-2658.  WEST ROBERTS CREEK:  Wooded lot on dead end  street. No through traffic,  five minutes to beaches,  equally convenient to Sechelt  or Gibsons. Zoned R2. F.P.  $12,500. Call Trev 886-2658.  GIBSONS. THE BLUFF: Spectacular view from Gambler to  Vancouver Island. Rugged  waterfront. Asking $35,000.  Call Trev 886-2658.        lor Sale ��� View lot Davis Bay,  $1.1.900. Call owner, 885-3444.tfn  A number to note:  885-3521  WHARF REALTY LTD.  TERRIFIC VIEW $39,500  Two bedrooms plus bsmt dev.  l'/i bathrooms, large fenced  lot with fruit trees, view across  Shoal Channel, drive by 1656  N. Fletcher Road. Then phone  886-2558 for appointment.      #20  PRIME LOT: serviced, nice  location, three miles from Gibsons, off Leek Road. Cleared,  140'xl28\ Gulf view. By owner.  $12,500. Call 985-4877 collect.  #22  ALDERSPR1NGS ROAD, Gibsons  56x156 lot of best garden soil.  Close to Post Office and shopping centre. Drive way, and  hydro on. Fenced on three  sides. Also: three-room building. Sacrifice. Phone 886-7498  or 885-2550. #22  Mobile Homes  Large view lot. Langdale.   886-  7581 #20  New three bedroom 1,000 sq.  ft. home. Wall to wall carpet,  carport, electric heat, terrific  view. Ready for immediate  possession. Full price: $37,500.  Phone 885-3773. #23  Give your bogged-down investment mobility....will swap  1959 Rolls Royce, immaculate,  value $18,500, for lots, or what  have you? Call 886-2658.        #22  ^WWWirWWWrW^rW^  Two year old 12x68 mobile  home on parklike acre by  Camp Byng. Stove, Fridge,  Dishwasher Included. $39,900  firm. 437-0740 eves; 886-  7297 days. #24  rW��VW^WWVWWrV^  1976 12x68 Highwood, three  bedrooms. Set-up mobile home  park, can be moved. Financing  available. 885-2496 #22  Double Wide three years old.  Two bedrooms and den, five  appliances, on one acre leased  land with a creek. $28,000.  886-7688 #21  1976 Berkshire 12x68, three  bedrooms, carpets and drapes,  10x12    utility    shed.    $12,750.  886-7737. #21  FOR RENT  Two   mobile   home   sites   near  beach.    Free vegetable garden  plots if desired.   "Bonniebrook"  886-2887. tfn'  1961,10x55 mobile home, washer  and dryer, stove, fridge, included. $4,800. Call after 5:30 p.m.  886-9137. #20  Older 8x48 house trailer with  addition. $1,800. Phone 883-  9323 after 4:30.    #20  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOMEPARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  SPECIALLY PRICED  New 14 wides ��� fully furnished and set-up on your lot  or ours.  Good selection of used single  and double wide homes from  as low as $7,000.00.  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOMEPARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  HIGGS MARINE SURVEYS LTD.  Insurance claims, condition and  valuation surveys. Serving the  Sunshine Coast and B.C.Coastal  Waters. Phone:885-9425, 885-  9747, 885-3643,886-9546.       tfn.  I am anxious to sell a 17 W  K&C F.G. with 85 h.p. Merc,  three years old, good condition,  low hours, built-in fuel tank,  two spare tanks, spare prop.,  anchor with 200' line, bilge  pump, wipers, misc. access  1 will jump at any reasonable  offer. 886-9508. #21  110 Mercury Outboard Motor,  used two seasons. Excellent  condition, $425. Call evenings,  883-2424 tfn  1975 16' deep V. FG boat with  full camper top, 90 h.p. EZ-  load trailer, $3,575. Phone 885-  3510. #21  Cars J Trucks  1974 Pinto station wagon, 55,000  miles; $1,295.00, call 883-2336.  #21  1975 Pontiac Astra station wagon,  4 cylinder engine, 4 speed  standard transmission. $2,700  firm. Phone after 6,886-2562. #21  BLANKET BRITISH COLUMBIA  * YUKON CLASSIFIED ADS  Announcements  Travel  17' Sangster,  302 Ford with  886-2124.  Hardtop   Roof  Hamilton  Jet.  #21  16' "Delmar" fiberglass, cabin,  two bunks, 70 h.p. Chrysler,  fast, good condition, near new  trailer. $2,600.    886-7688.    #21  23' hull for pleasure or work  boat. Three coats of fiberglass.  lO'/i' beam. Offers close to  $2,500. 886-7423 eves, 886-2120  days. #21  12' fiberglass hull with controls  and bow tank $250. 55 horse  power Chrysler outboard $500.  or unit $650. 886-7839 after 6 #21  17' Fiberglass Boat, new 3/4  canvas trailer 1976 50 h.p.,  Merc. controls, C.B.Radio,  etc. $1,800 or smaller boat as  part trade. Don, 886-7453, or  885-3833. #20  10x45 mobile home. C.S.A.  approved. 200 sq. ft. addition  (living room) with large skylights included. Wall to wall  carpeting. Stove, fridge, forced  air oil heat, large Franklin  wood stove. Moving costs on  Sunshine Coasl included.  $6,500.00 o.b.o. 885-9245 eves  aftcr9:00p.m. #22  1972 Mercury Montcgo MX  Villager Station Wagon, power  windows. P.S. P.B. well kept  deluxe. $2,000 o.b.o. Phone  885-285.1. #20  1973 Volkswagen Beetle. One  owner. excellent condition.  Mounted snow tires. $1,600.  Call 886.7831. #20  TRADES WANTED!  Trade up to a new 14' wide or  Double-wide home! We have  customers wanting used 12'  wides in the $4,000 to $12,000  price range. Good selection  of new units in stock or on  order.  COAST    MOBILE    HOMES  LTD.  Sechelt, B.C. 885-9979  M.D.L. 00623A  HofMumU  Agent Registration No. 108-3  Air/Sea/Train  Tickets  Charter flights to  Eastern Canada and  Europe  45 days advance booking  Escorted and individual  tours  AGNES LABONTE  886-7710  For All  Your  Travel  Needs  peninsula  travel  886-9755  Registered Travel Agent  Remember the deadline for  press releases and classifieds  la SATURDAY NOON. Mall  items or drop them off. P.O.  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1VO.  Motorcycles  Ducatti 350 Motor Cycle plus  extra frame and parts. $350.  Rebuilt engine. 885-3343.      #19  1975 Yamaha Enduro dirt bike  new knobby. Offers. Fiberglass  Hydroplane with rebuilt 50 mere  new paint, bucket seats. 64  Chevy II dependable. New  tires, new brakes. $200. Call  eves after 6. 885-3185. #20  1973 Honda 500���t, mint condition. Complete with sidesaddles,  sissy bar, windscreen and crash  bars. $1,400 o.b.o. Call 886-  2790 or 886-7471. #21  Rolls Royce classic, 1959 Silver  Cloud MK II fully restored,  all options, appraised $18,500.  Cash or consider trade for real  estate. Call 886-2658. m  Can & Trucks  1972 Jeep Comando,4-w.d.,  29,000 miles, excellent condition,  soft and hard top. $4,295. 886-  7310 days. #22  1973 Ford '/4-ton pick up with  canopy. 302 V/8, 3 speed,  80,000  miles,   good   condition.  $l,750o.b.o. 886-2738 #22  1971 GMC Alum, box van truck.  GVW 28,000. Like new. 427  V8 engine. New radials on front  end. $4,800. Phone 886-9351. #21  tfn  UN MORROW &CO.LTD.  Prompt attention to your marine  survey requirements for all transactions   and   insurance   needs.  Phone 886-2433,886-9458.     #52  Diesel Bay Liner cruiser. Completely self-contained. Will take  good P.U. or van as partial  payment or trade for property.  F.P. $10,000.886-9351 #21  19'    Sangstercraft,   150   Volvo  I/O.   New Camper top, sleeper  seats. $3,000 o.b.o.  12'    Riviera    F/G    Lapstrake  design, $225.00. 886-7800.     #22  21' Cabin Cruiser, sound cedar  hull, newly painted, 115 Volvo  1/B, head, galley, sleeps three,  interior needs paint, $4,200 firm.  885-2952. tfn  14' aluminum boat and trailer,  $500.00. Phone 886-2105        #22  12-ft. fiberglass boat 5'/i Johnson  on   trailer,   good   clean   unit.  $500.00. Phone 885-2853 #20 _  Vivacity 20 F.R.P. Hull, stain- ��^KET BRITISH COLUMBIA  less and aluminum rig, 4 sails, * ���KON CLASSIFIED ADS  4 bunks, head, galley and many HELP WANTED: 2 hrs a day  lockers. Comes with 7'/i H.P. eqUa|s $200 a month commission  Mercury. All on a trailer, easy p|us prizes. For details write,  to launch, easy to rig. $6,500. Fui|er Brush, Box 108, 107  886-9335 after 5 p.m. #22 West Hastings St., Vancouver,    R.R.  B.C. or Mr. T.Diamond,  3 Kamloops, B.C. .  Sales Manager for Community  newspaper. Fully experienced  person with proven track record.  Opportunity to buy into one of  Canada's fastest growing newspapers in in attractive, progressive community in the Lower  Mainland. Good starting salary  with substantial commission.  Permanent position, open to  a man or a woman, is lo start  June 15. Write Box 116. c/o  808,   207   West   Hastings   St.,  Vancouver, B.C. tfn  Gravel Haul Operation including  four Kenworth tractors, one  dump, one scale, one 980 loader,  and spare parts. Licensed going  concern, contracts pending.  Phone (403)668-5854. #21  Contracting: Interior Log Homes  custom prefabing and on site  construction of log building. $9.00  per square foot basic price.  Write or phone Interior Log  Homes, Bridge Lake, B.C.  Phone 593-4440 or 593-4459.   #20  COMING EVENTS: Shawnigan  Lake Sports Camp at Brentwood  College, Mill Bay, July 9���15.  Many sports, coaching. Boys and  girls 9���15. For brochure write  506, 1207 Douglas St., Victoria.  B.C. 112-746-5895 #20  HELP WANTED: Help! Do  something nice for whales, seals  and the planet. Sell Greenpeace  Spring 'Go Anywhere' Lottery  tickets. 2108 West 4th Avenue.  Vancouver, B.C. Phone (604)  736-0321. #21  FOR SALE: Portrait and Commercial Photographic studio.  Unique studio well established  in beautiful downtown Victoria,  B.C. All Hasselblad equipment.  Rent $275 per month. For quick  sale $15,700. Phone 112-598-  8614 evenings. #20  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES:  Piper's Glen Resort on Highway  16, Fort Fraser. Picturesque  setting, 23 acres, four bedroom  house, 10 cabins, shower house,  12 campsites, lake frontage,  beautiful lawns. Excellent business opportunity. $89,000.  Phone 112-690-7565. #20  HELP WANTED: Daycare Personnel: Vanderhoof Daycare  Committee now accepting applications. New centre projected  to open in June. Enquiries by  phone 112-567-9747 or write  Box 914 Vanderhoof, B.C.      #20  MACHINERY FOR SALE: 1975  1977 white dump trucks; two 1976  Pony dump trailers; 1976 Massey-  Ferguson loader 3'/i yard bucket;  1976 Ford 3/4 XLT. Call after  6 p.m. 579-8622 Kamloops. B.C.  #20  BUILDINGS SUPPLIES: "Greenhouses" Hobby and Industrial.  Many styles and sizes, complete  components or materials. 20-  year warranty fiberglass. NUFAB  Construction Service and Supply.  22470 Fraser Highway, Langley,  B.C. Phone 530-6201. #20  REAL ESTATE: TAX SHELTER:  Twelve suite apartment, CMHC  tax certificate. Gross revenue  $36,000 per year. Price $250,000.  Terms. Phone 112-847-3145  or write Box 2707 Smithers, B.C.  #20  FARM FOR SALE: Quarter  section, 180 acres pasture ��� 60  acres in lovely trees with a creek  $154,000. Beautiful large log  home two years old, very peaceful property in Rimbev Alberta.  Phone 403-843-6770. #20  LIVESTOCK:  Wanted 400 good ewes; Dorset  or Dorset cross preferred. Other  breeds considered. Cash for small  or large flocks. Phone evenings,  Tearoe 112-826-9208 or Fisher  112-853-8623 #20  REAL ESTATE: We know the  lovely Gulf Islands better than  anyone ��� Hornby, Denman,  Galiano, Mayne, Pender and  Salt Spring Islands. Write Salt  Spring Islands. Write Salt Spring  Lands Ltd. Box 69, Ganges, B.C.  Phone 112-537-5515 #20  PETS: Most breeds Canadian  and American purebred pets  available wholesale and retail.  Canadian breeders list with our  referral service. Highland Pets,  Mission, B.C. Phone 826-2583. 20  EARN $200.00 monthly part-  time; $1,000. full time. Easy to  succeed with our training. Write  Fuller Brush Company, C/O  Box 108, 808, 207 West Hastings  St., Vancouver, B.C. V6B IH7,  or Mr. T. Diamond, R.R. 3.  Kamloops, B.C. V2CSKI.       tfn  4**********************************-  You can be certain you can't buy better  printing...you can only pay more money.  1972  Meteor.   Excellent  tion. $1.800.886-2891.  condi-  #20  1969 V.W.Van ��� rebuilt motor,  campcri/cd. $2,500. Call after  5:30p.m. 886-9137 #20  1965 Chev Impala. Frame rusted, good otherwise ��� 283���  sell as is $200. o.b.o. 886-7386 #20  1976 Dodge Colt Caroscl. 25,300  ml. Michclin radials, AM-FM,  showroom condition. 886-9413,  Bus.; after 6:00 885-5472. Doug  Armstrong #20  printed envelopes  business cards  letterheads  brochures  booklets  raffle tickets  admission & membership cards  "6-2622  "6-7817  NO JOB TOO LARGE OR SMALL  Call us on your next printing job and  join the CHIT Hit  list of satisfied customers.  i.  Special Notice  to Readers  The Sunshine Coast News is distributed  to every home on the Sunshine Coast  every week. We are endeavouring to  produce a community newspaper which  will be worthy of this lovely and interesting area. We hope that you enjoy our  newspaper.  Voluntary subscriptions from our  readers on the Sunshine Coast of $8.00  per year would be welcome to help offset  the rising costs of production and distribution. Such a tangible expression of  appreciation would be most gratefully  received by the staff of the Coast News.  Send along your voluntary subscription  to the Coast News, Box 460, Gibsons,  B.C. VON 1VO.  ��:  f.  *:  *."  *-;  h  h  *���:���  .��:���  *-:  ��:���  Property  FOR  NEW HOUSE ON LEVEL LOT  Three bedrooms (master bedroom has ensuite),  custom built walnut cabinets, separate dining room,  two fireplaces, basement and carport,   One block  to schools and  :  -  shopping mall.  $48,500  Phone 886-7625  _i���j, Hwy. #101  Cars & Trucks  For Private Use or Business  AUTOVEST  Before you buy, investigate the advantages of this rent-to-  own plan. All monies paid apply to purchase. Why tie  up your cash or borrowing power? 1st and last months  rent and drive away.   EX^pi^g  Based on 36 month lease    78 F260 pickup  $148 per mo.  Total $5328.  Lease end Price  $2175.  or simply return  78 Camero HT  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  78 Fiesta 3 DR  $99 per mo.  Total $3564.  Lease end Price  $1400.  or simply return  77Econoline Van  $136 per mo.  Total $4896.  Lease end Price  $1975.  or simply return  78 Zephyr Sedan  $124 per mo.  Total $4464.  Lease end Price  $1825.  or simply return  78C100ChevPU  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Price  $1875.  or simply return  78F1504x4  $155 per mo.  Total $5580.  Lease end Price  $2275.  or simply return  78 Dodge Van  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Price  ;      $1875.  or simply return  78 Olds Cutlass  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  For further information CALL COLLECT  GILLE   CHAMPAGNE    987-7111  Belmont Leasing Ltd.  1160 Marine Drive  North Vancouver, B.C. D00479A  sl-L1        Wanted:  m  Continued From Page Eleven  insight into real philosophy.  Now I will turn the thoughts of  Cibran and others over lo you.  Definitions: "A philosopher is  an ordinary person who thinks  more deeply and obstinately  than other people." (I hope I  qualify.)  The American philosopher.  William James, defines philosophy as, "An unusually stubborn  attempt to think clearly." (There  you can't get it any simpler.) Cibran again, "The word philosophy comes from Greek and means  'love of wisdom'. It is the process  of observing the facts and events  of life���etc."  Now here is the pay dirt!  He says, "Because wc live in  such a complex and distracting  world, few of us see the effect  of the principles of the great  philosophers upon our lives,  our relations with each other and  indeed upon the very concepts  we take for granted.  Our world is so complex that  wc take for granted engineering  processes that would dwarf  any of the ancient Seven Wonders  of the World; wc ride railroad  tracks that do not follow faithfully  the curvature of the earth, for  the train would jump the tracks  if they were level.  Wc pass sky-  More  Sunshine  scrapers whose stress and strain  are figured to the millionth of  an inch, yet take for granted  Ihe fact iliat the Empire State  Building actually sways constantly many feet. If we are religiously  inclined, wc take going to church ���  of our choice for granted; if wc  arc non-believers, wc give no  second thought to the fact that  we do not have to attend rclig-.  ious services if we do not choose.  Yet the very privilege of non-.  belief represents the victory of.,  philosophy; otherwise the non-'  churchgoer would still face the  lions or the stake." And you  know what? Idiots like myself  would not be able to spout-  freethink! ,'  As a closer. The freedoms  granted to us now are freedoms'  wc should always jealously guarrl.  The Communist oriented lot,  and the traditionalistic religious ���  lot. would stifle our freedoms-,  as would the racists, and others!  They enjoy our liberties, may they  know why.  CLASSIFIED NOTE  Drop off your Coasl News  Classifieds at Campbell's  Family Shoes & i^,,),,,,  Goods In down-town Sechelt. Though somewhat foreshortened by the telescopic lense, the awesome bulk of this oil tanker  can be gauged by the size of the people on it.  Giants like this will soon be travelling the coast.  Program seeks tanker regulation  By Maryanne West  Mike Poole, who grew up in  Granthams and graduated  from Elphinstone, has made a  name for himself as a respected: environmentalist using the  medium of television to bring  into sharp focus the many  forces and conflicting needs in  ottr society which place the  natural environment in jeopardy. You will remember  earlier programmes which  documented dramatically  the problems of fish versus  pojwer on the Fraser and  power versus people on the  Columbia.  Following months of research Mike has now prepared a report on Canadian  readiness and concern about  the supertankers which will  soon be regularly passing our  shores to enter Puget Sound.  TANKERBOMB can be seen  Sunday at 10 p.m. on Channels two and six.  Despite the sophisticated  V.T.S. (Vessel Traffic Service)  which Ihe U.S.Coast Guard  has developed since 1972 in  Puget Sound, many people  believe a major spill on ihe  west coast is inevitable.   By  every precedent and statistical projection, heavy traffic will mean heavy pollution,  and the Alaskan Government  with blood-chilling indifference predicts six tanker  casualties a year with thirty  million gallons of oil spilled  when Alaska oil is flowing at  its peak. Some of that oil  is bound to end up on the B.C.  coast.  It is eight years since the  Arrow ran aground in Chcda-  bucklo Bay, Nova Scotia,  and Canada has been lucky.  Last year alone there were  fifty major tanker accidents  around the world, resulting in  113 deaths and spilling more  than forty million gallons of  oil. Since Mike's film was  finished and in the can it has  been re-opened twice to update information on spills.  Our luck cannot last forever.  Have we used these eight  years to improve the technology for cleaning up spills,  to put through tough laws  and the means for enforcement to protect our coastline and the livelihood of  those who depend upon its  viability? It took six months  for the Government to come  up with the figures on how  many tankers use Canadian  ports, of what tonnage and under whose flag, which would  indicate a low priority for matters dealing with tanker traffic.  Commander Nelson of  Washington Slate Coast  Guard is proud of the V.S.T.  record; over a million vessels without a major accident,  and he believes that with  proper precautions no accident need occur. He doesn't  however take into account  human fallibility and Chief  Robert Beaucage in charge of  the V.T.S. nerve centre describes his job as "long hours  of complete boredom punctuated with moments of sheer  terror". He recalls an incident involving two ferries  and a freighter, a very close  encounter requiring the  freighter and one ferry to  make sudden 360 degree  turns. The freighter pilot  thought he was talking to  one ferry when he was actually talking to the other.  There are other weaknesses  in the system which could be  improved if co-operation with  V.T.S. was mandatory for all  shipping and the Puget  Sound area designated as  "confined and congested".  However the shippers oppose  this because it would entail  extra cost. Also so far no  Government has prevailed  upon the tanker owners to  carry liability insurance to  cover a spill, so you know  who will have to pay for the  clean-up ��� the taxpayers.  On the outer coasl there  are other hazards awaiting  these 120.000 ton tankers  (nearly as long as three  football fields). The latest  is the probability of icebergs  breaking off a huge Alaskan  glacier to float out into the  shipping lanes.  In a democracy the buck and  the responsibility start and  end with the citizen. This  programme may be what  we need to motivate us to  clobber our representatives  in Victoria and Ottawa so that  when the spill comes we are  prepared and ready to minimize the impact and save our  coast. Mike has done his  part; we don't need to be  caught sleeping in a deck-  chair on this Titanic.  Hydro  and  Herbicides  !>Uibney: I hope we are not  spraying any of you. If you or  yigur creeks are being sprayed  then it should be reported.  I)v pur view serious consideration  (flight to be given to employing  manual labour to control vegetation. Why Is this not done?  ��Hensch: Economics.  Hall: Is It done where It Is  economically feasible?  Hensch: Yes. I would add that  before we spray, we contact  every person adjacent to the right  of way.  McAllister: What about the  weekenders?  Hensch: Wc gel their names  from the land office, and write  or phone. This is only for people  adjacent.  Duncan Sim spoke lor Ihe property owners in Area 'A'; his  concerns were the same as the  others presented. He did add  that in his area the power line  ran directly through the watershed which gave the area its  potable water, plus the drainage  through the right of way ended  up in both Sakinaw and Ruby  Lakes. His associates felt that  the information on 2,4-D and  2,4,5-T still left the long term  results as an unknown quantity  arid until there was conclusive  proof that it was harmless, it  should not be used.  In summary. Ed Nicholson  stated that there was no argument about the need for controls  What it actually came down to  NDP  ,<*>*"%  Try us for Good Books  From Bantam  & Ballantine  886-7741  was economics versus health,  and what risks were we prepared  to take before all the evidence  was in.  Dr. Gibney pointed out that  unlike D.D.T. there was no evidence that 2.4-D or 2,4,5-T  persisted   in   the   environment,  and that the regulations for its  usage were very thorough.  Vera McAllister did feel that  if decisions were made with some  risk involved, then the people  most likely to be affected should  be part of the decision making  process.  Before the meeting ended  Erich Hensch assured the Board  that his office would provide all  the information requested, and  hoped that the Regional Board  would still go on record as being  in favour of other methods  after studying them.  ftftl  FLORON  AGENCIES LTD  W  REAL ESTATE �� INSURANCE  1589 Marin* Drive, Gibsons  Ron McSavaney John Black  885-3339 886-7316  OFFICE 886-2248  HOUSES  Comfortable attractive three bedioom family  homewilh large lot, garage, centrally located.  Inquire lor further details ol this attractive  property.  Three bedroom post and beam with carport,  two baths, master ensuite, fireplace, open  area living and dining room, beautiful well-  planned kitchen, also two rec rooms downstairs. Large level lot, 127x225 with good  garden soil. Asking $69,000.  Two bedroom home, Cheryl Ann Park, newly  decorated, new carpet, etc. Quiet area with  easy access to beach. $38,000.  New 11 Three bedroom home in area of attractive new homes. Aluminum siding, double glazed windows, carport and fireplace.  Plenty of roomy cupboards, large utility;  the whole nicely decorated with w/w throughout. Priced at $48,000.  Also New: two bedroom home, completely  modern, of unique design, completely finished with carpet, etc., some utilities included. Cedar design kitchen, ideal for business  couple or hide-a-way on semi-waterfront lot  with some view and access to beach.  F.P. $42,000  Two bedroom home on 2VS acres In Roberts  Creek area. Needs paint and T.L.C. Ask for  further details.  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  Some other rural holdings available, priced    ���  according to location, etc. Ask for details. |  BUILDING LOTS  Three lots. Rosamund Road; cleared, ready  to tiuild. only $11,500  Semi-waterfront, easy beach access, '* acre  with view, $17,500.  Nice building lot with 75' facing on Lower  Road, Cheryl Ann Park area. Cleared ready to  build and only $11,500.  Half-acre on Lower Road, some limber,  creek at side; asking $16,500.  Nice secluded lot on side road in Roberts  Creek, close to store, school, etc. Reduced  for immediate sale, only $10,000.  Level cleared lot in Gibsons village on sewer  and water. 62'x182', obtainable with small  downpayment of $3,500. For further details  of this and other exclusive listings phone Karl  Bull-886-2814.  Two lots 72'x105', no rock, easy to build on.  All services, septic approved and beach access. $1,500 cash, payments $125.00 per  month at 10%. Terrific investment. Signs on  Lower Cheryl Ann Park Road toward beach.  Several waterfront properties available in  Roberts Creek area; some improved with  buildings and some vacant; inquire for  further details.  Gibb on garbage  * Continued from Page One  product is used in factories  hospitals, etc. So 1 thought ���  why heat the air above Conrad Road ��� it's hot enough  already. I was thinking hard  for a way for us to use this  heat when I looked out of my  own from window and saw  the industrial park on Payne  Road. If a suitable lot could  be purchased here for an  incinerator, this would attract other small industries  who could take advantage of  this cheap heat source. Also  the Gibsons Swimming Pool  and the two schools, all  within half a mile of the  site, could be immediate  users.  The conclusion I came to  was that we should look more  closely at this very positive  alternative. Dumping 9,000���  14,000 population garbage  dump on the Conrad Road or  Porpoise Bay people with all  its problems and potential  problems of leaching, is not  a positive thing to do. especially if we don't have to.  I apologize to those people  in Roberts Creek who thought  they were being dumped on  by me. I would not like to  have to support a 'dump'  there or anywhere else for  that matter, but if a landfill  site were chosen by the board,  as the only choice economically, then I'm sure that 1,  as well as the rest of the  board, will make very sure  that it has the least impact  on your community that is  possible.  There will be a Public  Utilities Committee meeting,  this Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at  the Regional Board Office  (about 100 yards left of the  traffic light going into Sechelt). There will be information provided by incineration engineers and heat-  recovery engineers, so if  you want some facts and  figures we will see you there.  Phone your director; he's in  the phone book and ready to  listen to your opinions about  garbage.  To the residents of Area E,  it appears from  public res  ponse that there is strong  support for a look at alternatives to landfill sites. Incineration leads the way. provided we can cover operational  costs with heat sales and  recycling on a full scale. I  have looked into these alternatives and if you wish to know  the results, give me a call  or attend the board meeting.  LORRIEGIRARD  886-7760  JONMcRAE  885-3670  CHRIS KANKAINEN  885-3545  ARNE PETTERSEN  886-9793  HOMES   HILLCRESTfUaLV   Low Down Payment of $2,062 could  put you in one of Gibsons' first Strata  Tltte duplexes. Two storey homes  with three bedrooms, two bathrooms  and sundeck. 1,250 square feet of  living space. Wall to wall carpeting.  Two blocks from schools, shopping  centre, and medical clinic. Own your  own home for only 136,500.   GRANDVIEW RD: A Iruly distinctive  home custom bulll and designed This  three bedroom home has 1.322 square  feet up and has a fully finished basemenl  All rooms are extremely laige Five  bedrooms, Ihree balhtooms finished  fireplaces up and down Cenliai vacuum  system double carpon paved driveway All this on a large luhy landscaped  lot at the road s end This home is lor  the family that demands perfection from  ���heir home J/2 OCX)  KING ROAD Counlry Esiale Spacious  .ind modern home situated on nearly  ') acres ut cleared land ideally suited  fur a family wanting a place lo' hobby  (arming, horses, poull'y etc In addition  mere is a separate large home with 5  lo 6 bedrooms, plus a qianl workshop  This could be an excellent source of  revenue The property is situated  nrily 2 miles from Sunnyces* Shopping  Centre This whole package ot possibilities is now available at       $140,000  SIEWART RD Lovely Spanisn style  home on 11> acres level land Four  bedroms, separate dining room, sunken  living room with fireplace Almost 1400  Sq It ol living space on one floor Definitely a one ol a kind $62,500  GOWER PT RD at FRANKLIN: A  WATERFRONT lot is the setting tor this  lovely two bedroom home The bedrooms  are carpeted Thehvmgroum (23 x 1716),  with heatilator fireplace has hardwood  floors The attic has been panelled tor  extra sleeping quarters and or storage  Large 12 ��� 30 separate enclosed garage  and storage A view ol Salmon Rock  and the Gap is yours Irotn Ihe covered  patio Nicely landscaped Includes  fridge, stovcanddishwastier       $79 900  DAVIDSON ROAD Nearly v, acre  nicely treed lot on Langdale Ridge offer  ing you view and privacy large three  bedroom home Lois ol Cabinet space id  kitchen Full basemenl fireplace up  stairs   Large kitchen $54 900  SKYLINE DRIVE Overlooking the Bay  and Village ol Gibsons from this quiel  and private lot on the Bluff Stan building your dream home nghl away on the  expanse ol this 20M1fjxl81>66 uniquely  shaped lol Low down payment, easy  terms $13,500  SKYLINE DRIVE This 70x59x131x122  loot loi with expansive view o' the Bay  area and Gibsons Village is very well  priced $11,500  TUWANEK Only one block to beach,  full view of imei Piped community  walei available   B0��t40 $9 900  LANCDAIE Level]  sun Moad Fanlfii  Sound  ilding lol on John-  .  view   ol   Howe  $14 500  HIGHWAY 101: Roberts Creek. Nice  etiremertt or starter home. Situated on  one acre with an ocean view Livingroom  and separate dining room are carpeted.  Two bedrooms and a sunroom. Half  basement. Nicely landscaped with many  ruit trees. $39,900  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY: Triplex located in Gibsons Village One 2-  bedroom suite and Iwo 3-bedroom suites  Good holding property for future development. Close to schools and shopping  mall $52,500  C.RANDVIEW RD Fantastic fully finished large family home on almost one  acre view lot Three bedrooms on  iam floor plus another finished in  basement Rec room is roughed m with  . lumbing lor wet bar Two fireplaces,  skylights, special lighting and large  sundeck over double carport Excellent  �� $64,900  SEAVIEW ROAD    Gibsons     Small but  lovely starier or retirement home wiih a  truly magnificent panoramic view Easy  walking to shops, etc and only one hlix.k  to the beach How can you lose when the  full price is only $24,900  FAIRVIEW RD immaculale double  wide three bedroom mobile home on  large landscaped lol on quiet slreei  in area of line homes Easy walking  distance loelemenla'y sctiool       $42,500  COMMERCIAL  GROCERY STORE & PROPERTY  The only store in the area wilh a good  volume of business and growing steadily.  An ideal set-up lor a family operation  The store hourse are 10 am to 6 30 p m  seven days a week If you like to be  independent and run your own business  this could be your opportunity The  price without slock is $89,000  LOTS  SCHOOL ROAD  Three view lots 73x 110  On sewer   Three blocks from schools and  shopping centre   Cleared for building.  $16,000  DAVIDSON ROAD Fantastic view from  Langdale Hidqe This lot has a small  creek on ihe very back ot the property  All new nomes m this area This lol is  a full ?/ 5 of an acre $14900  COMMERCIAL WATERI RONt     With  walerlront aa set as ii is tins double  usolol re| ret la real ralua $33 000  BCHOOl 1FLETI HI HMHAI)   I*wo lots  each 40 -150    Snuiii cottage on one lot  is sin' usable il required    All bbi i  including sewei available   Unobstructed  ocean view $27 500  CHASTER ROAD Imagine1 A sob  dividable level lot approximately 04<  264    Priced low'   Low'   Low' for quick  sale  $11 900 fir ir  POPLAR LANE QcQUlilul Hat building  lot al the end of a quiet cut do sac View  Ol Ihe North Shore mountains One block  to shopping centre On sewer       $16,900  SARGENT ROAD Build your dream  home on this outstanding properly in  Gibsons most popular residential area  Fabulous view ol Ihe harbour and Georgia Strait Over 65' Street trontage  Easy walking distance to schools and  shops $17,900  McCUL LOUGH RD Wilson Creek  Close lo one acre heed properly with  subdivision possibilities $22,500  GOWER PT RD One hall acre 100x  217 on Ihe corner of 14th and Gower  Point Road Driveway into one ot the  many excellent building sites Some  merchantable limber Property slopes  to the west fm view and late sunsets  This has lo be considered prime property  $16,900  WAKEFIELD RD Good building lot  in West Sechelt This is a corner lot  wilh view overlooking Trail islands in a  newly built-up area with waler. power  and paved road Musl be sold Priced  at $12,500  F1RCREST SUBDIVISION These lots  are m Ihe ideal iur.ii setting They are  Hat for building bul surrounded by  evergreens lor the pi VflCy a homeowner  enjoys Ideal perco'ahon Close to  schools and shopping Pi   ���-:   Ii ,���������  :���< 900  SCHOOL * WYNGART RDS Only 6  ol Ihese Duplex zoned >ots lei I Beautiful view properties overlooking Ihe Bay  t lose lo st hooia and shopping An  lots perfectly suited lo side by side  oi up dowi   i.; ���������    ��� ��� "i. lion   Priced  at $15 500 and $16 500  POPI ar i an)     i ��� ��� .<������ i,   cated  subdivisioi   n Gibi inly two blocks  Ii n   shopping    ���   ���������    md  I  II   <��� a  n tar, s> h s     i eve   building sitos  will ������ " ��� leai i ; i i newly I rmed  ��� u .j. \,n rhose i" mo is r> ��� lewei  and all services t -i Pom      $n 900  HILLCRESl RD Onlj $3 300 down'  Balance by Agroi ������ eni I i Sa o w>  purchase nee | IhoSG beautiful view lots  ut ihe end <>> a quiel eul de sat All  undergt iund set. ��� ������������ ��� !,it re is nothing  to mar Ihe view     These lots are    eared  and ready m build on    The ravine is  11out will ensure youi privacy These  lols represent excellent  value      Priced  "nni $13 900!o $1(1900  SOUTH FLETCHER Al School Road  Two lots ol 40>150 each One lol has a  collage winch could be 'ented These  lots are mush* cleared and ready tor  building A spot laculat view ol ihe entire  Bay area and Keats island is included  Inthepnceol $27 500  ACREAGE  GIBSONS Park Road Excellent pros  pects 'or Ihe one who holds this potentially commercial loned 5 acres    Lightly  cleared, dose to shopping centre ^<k)  schools $59,000  ROBERTS CRK Highway 10( divides  this property diagonally flow" the centre  Develop both sides ot the road Try all  oilers 5acros $.'5 000  V 16. Coast News. May 16.1978  The swans  of  Ruby Lake  Itn su.uis ol Kub> Lakt had  I1\l' cvijihms .u the beginning  til !asi week bin b> Krida\ the  numbers had been reduced  in linn I his m,i\ account lor  Moihci Swan's protect ivcucss  rtlti ii ihi i oust News photo-  Lit ;ip!iL i visited the lainilv.  Il you I'i'k clost l\ .n lltt ueenm-  i uituiif* picture yon can jusi  mi ilit nt I spring huddled on  i nihci s bin k. apparenll> .1  swan ntstoin \\ ben the ver>  Munii: .\iiin is   ,in    in   danger,  M�� .imwIiiI. in iuss the road  11. Kuta Uiki ilsell Lonesome  Unrgi has bei 11 joined b> ihe  1 hi vi voting swans tli.it t��re\\ up  lasl \t .ti I hi p.ha uts refuse  pv nnisshni in 1 hi ii offspi ing ol  pit lions years in \ isii tin old  noun. hovwMT.  Vandalizing  highway signs  Police news of the week  There is growing concern  amongst officials In the area  over the continuing vandalism  in highway signs. Indicative  ol this concern is the recenl  fourteen-day jail sentence  handed down for such an offense.  In ll177 alone. S27.X4S  were spent by the Department  ol Highways for these road  side markers. Seveniy-five  in eight) percent of ibis  expenditure was attributed  directly lo vandalism.  On one long weekend there  were sixty-three reports ol  damaged signs and on another  fifty-six.  Although this is a direct  burden on the taxpayer, ii is  not the major concern. What  is ol major concern is Ihe  fact that every year in B.C.  several traffic deaths occur  when people drive through  intersections  Ihe  slop  signs  have been removed from,  plus a multitude of accidents  are caused by the removal of  directional indicators.  Provincial  court  At Provincial Court in Sechelt on Wednesday May  10, Michael Graham, Mark  Harrison and Vicki Farrell  uere found guilty of being in  a licensed premises while  still under age. Graham and  Harrison were fined $50  and   Farrell   was  lined   S25.  Michael Farrell was fined  %M)0 and given one year's  probation for impaired  driving.  For knocking over highway  signs. Kelly Aubin was given  fourteen days imprisonment.  This week is National Police  Week. The K.C.M.P. will be  going around ihe schools in the  vicinity. Most of their lectures  have already been given, however  they will be distributing hook  covers, posters and the Gibsons  and possibly the Sechelt detachment will have a cartoon poster  of a mountic on a horse. A space  will be left for the head and  students can have their pictures  taken standing behind it. In  Sechelt there will be booths set  up outlining business security  and the Neighbourhood Watch  Programme.  GIBSONS AREA  MAY 8: ThcH, mischief and vandalism occurred at the Roberts  Creek pier. The Canadian Propane hulk storage silo was  broken into. Two gallons of  paint were taken, and there was  extensive damage to the properly. It was appareni that there had  been a drinking party on the premises.  Three  juveniles   were   appre  hended in connection with the  theft of an outboard motor from  Smith's Marina in Gibsons.  The engine was recovered,  charges are pending.  MAY 9: A woman on Lower Road  in Roberts (reek reported that  someone was cutting wood on  her property. A break in occurred  on Beach Avenue. Nothing  seemed to have been taken.  MAY 11: A wallet containing  5200 and identification was taken  from a senior citizen's home in  the Kiuanis Villagi on North  Road.  SECHELTTO EARL'S COVE  MAI h: luo trailers in ihe Porpoise Hay campsite were broken  Into, from one. a portable radio  and a pair ot binoculars, and  liquor were taken. Clothing was  taken From the other. The incidents are still under investigation. A children's bicycle was  stolen from a residence on Cowrie  Street.  MAY <*: More reports of trail  bike noise were reported.    The  areas affected are Osprey and  the pouer lines.  MAY 10: A summer cabin on  Redroofs Road Mas broken into;  Nothing was found to be missing. A Hrc was reported in  Vancouver Bay. The B.C. Fop*  est Products machine ship which  had been out of use for some tinte  was reported burning. Two people were living on the premises  at the time. They lost some of  their possessions in the blaze.  The matter is under investigation.  MAY II: A home in Egihoffl  burned to the ground. Three  break and colorings on business  I cmiscs uere discovered. They  are under investigation, An  abandoned ear was found at  Porpoise Hay.  paimapacrmn  trion^  ��� ACCOMODATION-  <��unnuci��.i.t  jy[otoiJiotd  Hwy. #101.  Upper Gibsons  SIccpiiiK & Housekeeping  I nils  Individual lubs .V showers  Colour Cablcvision  Close i" ne�� Shopping Mall  ::,n,5 886-9920  BOnniCBROOK  LODCE  Ocean Beach Esplanade  Gower Point Road  Gibsons, B.C.  l-njov home-cooked meals in  C07\ dining room overlooking  Ihe private beach.  886-9033  Skin'i  -T  LICENSED PREMISES  fcjE    llll. I ACII.ITIES-  Vfr? 22 ROOMS  m The  BeachComber  Motor Inn  ll��\ tflOl��� Skin N. of Gibsons  Dining Room open s���l) p.Ill  Mum.--Sin.  Home-cooked speeials  available  11 a.in.-I .llll.  skip hi 886-9334  L-ozu      L^ou-rt  WolJ  Inlet Avenue  Centre of Sechelt  I' modern units  Kitchen units      Colour T.V  Wall to nail carpeting  Close to shopping & fishing  885-9314  Owner-Operator  Skin 27        Cliff & Liz Lindsc  UALtMOON  SMORGASBORD  Fri.. Sat.. Sun.  OPENi 4    III lues, lu Sun.  Closed Mondays  I.Um north nl Sechelt on  Hwj 'Mill  Please phoiK for reservations  ski., hi 885 5500  ���BLUE SKY MOTEL*  "On the waterfront at  Davis Bay"  Overlooking   Georgia   Siraii  and Ihe Islands  SLEEPING  ft HOUSEKEEPING UNITS  Colour Cablcvision &  Complimentary Coffee  Sim 24 885-9987  BIG   MAPLK  MOTKI,  ���I km south ol Scchell  on lluv 'Mill  *#*   FAMILY    #*#  HOUSEKEEPING UNITS  ( nloui ( ablevision  S K beach 400 metres  Landscaped Grounds  sun: i 885-9513  v*  &or& 3thtj's  Ole  's     Cove,  Sechelt, B.C.  1 uvll  enl dining facilities  IK-iitt-  1 swimming pool  Sauna  Cockti  il lounge  Skm -IK  Tel: 885-2232  ��� PARK ���  mOTEl  Hwy #101 ��� 3'/i    miles   N.  Madeira    Park   Turn-oft.  All. ELECTRIC  HOUSEKEEPING UNITS  Colour T.V,  Owner-Operator  I d and I auric I arson  SkmM 883-9040  Duncan    a  Cove      ^s  Resort      ~"/;^ji1  ������ion imis.u,     \m  Suielaii Has Road"  Garden Bay. B.C.  Collages Motel 1 nils Trailer  Sites I aundromal Hunt and  I ncklo Rentals Ramo Moorage  Propane  Skm  i 883-2424  ��� SUPPLIES-  ALLSPORTS  MARINE  Gibsons Wharf  MARINE HARDWARE  COMPLETE SPORTING  SUPPLIES  PARTY ICE & BLOCKS  ��� BAIT*  Skm 5 886-9303  GARDEN  BAY 12  MARINE  SERVICES LTD.  Sinclair Has Rd,  Garden Bay. B.C.  DEALERS POK:  Volvo I'enla. Hourslon Gluscrafl  Chrysler Marine. Mcrcruiscr.  I:/load Boai Trailers  IMMEDIATE  REPAIR .SERVICE 883-2722  ' davs a week or cveninu >  Skm-.i 883-2602  THE COMPLETE FOOD  /iuctcfX ST0RE1>  VgJ    i���  ,ooS   BC  Open 7 days a week  ��� f rush baker\ products  from out oaken  ��� Kresh and cooked meals  ��� Kinesl Irish produce  ��� lu . pop. icecream,  and dair\ products  and itnpurl foods  ��� Non food section  in< hides camper items  STORI 1101 US  'I a.in. In n p.m.  I ritlrn i" " p.m.  Sunday Hi a.m. In s p.m.  'It will nay you to stop  Ski      and .hop wilh us  *   Your HOSPITALITY DIRECTORY    *  MARINAS & RECREATION  to the scenic  and  friendly  SUNSHINE  COAST  CAMPING      2  h5 C.S. ��� same on beach  Full Facilities  HORSE RIDING  2��� lip. 111.  Instructions \ Supervised   Trail Rides  * BONNIEBROOK *  CAMP & TRAILER  PARK  Sknl"   Gower Point  886-2887   * 886-9033  bzcxzt  rT|        24  c\\axina.  \M  Secret Cove. B.C. " t  MUURAGE: wilh ear parkins  IncililicsdireclK alonsside  ���Murine fuel  *l aiindn I'aciiilics  ���General store  ���ULock ,V p,im iee  skm.^: 885-3533  2h  The Pender Harbour  Fisherman's Resort  & Marina  Garden Bay, B.C.  BOAT RENTALS  1H.P.���10H.I'.  Hail. Ramp. Moorage. Waterfront cuti'ins. and R.V.Sites  Skin '  883-2336  2.1  SrYHTTy's  Manna LtcI.  HENRY J. SMITH - OWNER  'Ice & Bait  Fishing Tackle  Skin .-  P.O. BOX 96  GIBSONS, UC. VON IV0  886 7711  dSacci  25  aneer  Marina    .Jjptv  Secret Cove. B.C.  JERVIS INLET  PRINCESS LOUISA  DAY CRUSE Tues. and Thurs  2-   -I hour scenic cruises  available oilier days in surrounding area,  skm.--1 885-9563  Madeira Marina  Madeira Park. B.C.  MARINE SALES  & SERVICE  OM( . Kvinrudc, Volvo.  Honda. Chrysler. Mcrcruis.  Housekeeping Units,  Campsites,  I ishing  Tackle,  PurU   &   Block lee.  skm to 883-2266  ���RESTAURANTS-  ��� GIFTS.  AUTO SERVICE  THE HERON  GOOD  I WHOLESOME  FOOD  7 a.m. lu 6 p.m.  Sundays a a.m.  ton p.m.  .OUR PIES  'ARE DELICIOUS  Gower Pi. Road  Skm?       Gibsons Harbour  ��� FIRST CLASS     /  CLOTHING      tt,  ���lantztMi^/  'LADIES'WEAR  Gower I'oinl Road  Skm 5 Gibsons Harbour  jtaioSi  ���SOUVENIRS  ���POSTCARDS  ���JEWELRY  ���GIFTS  Mini. -Sat.     KhIMI���5:1)11  (lower I'oinl Road  Gibsons llarhour  Skm 5 885-8131  SECHELT  r��sswsERvicE  At the traffic light  in Sechelt  COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE  SERVICE  ":(l(la.in,    '1:1)11 p.m.  "da  Skm  885-2812  2s>  MoUxb  RHONDA  Parts  885-9466  Fl  SECHELT"  SHELL  SERVICE  Cowrie St., Sechelt, B.C.  Complete Service:  7:.10u.m.���liOOp.m  Gasoline. Electronic Tune-  ups. Brakes. Wheel Balancing, Shcllubrication.  Tires. Batteries, and  Accessories.  Skm 27.2 885-2128  Q* licensed*   IS  OMEGA  PIZZA ��� STEAK &  'LOBSTER HOUSE  Dine in comfortable  surroundings overlooking  Gibsons Harbour  Hours:  7 Days a Week  Mon. loSat. 12 Noon���II p.m  Sun. 4���JO   Seaside Plaza, Gower Point Rd  skins 886-2268  HOMESTEAD  DRIVE-INN  Specials every Dayv.-  SEAFOOD��PYROGIES  BARON OF BEEF  CABBAGE ROLLS  OPEN: 7 days a week  10 a.m.���It) p.m.  Hwy #101. Wilson Creek  skm i7.i. 886-2933  ERNIE SGWEN'S'"  DRIVE-IN  Top of School Hill,  Gibsons  BURGERS, CHICKEN,  PRAWNS, I ISII & CHIPS,  SOFT ICE CREAM  Sun.   Wed.   II) am    111:10 pm  Ihurs.    Sat.   lllum-lli.Mlpm  Skm 5 886-7813  h 4e&&��Qoy  121)  On the Beach  at Davis Ba/  *����  Hamburgers  Old English Fish & Chips  Ice (ream  *��*  skm 24 885-3715  arts*�����17/  YOS+U'S   V  RESTAURANT g  Sunnycrest Plaza    fj  Gibsons. B.C.      y  Chinese Cuisine ��  & Western Foods  Lunch & Dinner  FREE DELIVERY  ii     (with min. order)  GOCOEN  car  "211  WharfSt. Sechelt, B.C.       fwj  CHINESE &   Closed  CANADIAN   Tue��.  CUISINE  Skm 27.2 885-2511  doim cart  ��� Breakfast  ��� Lunches  ��� Dinners  Gibsons, B.C.  sk���, 5 886-2888  -22  yi  Madeira Park, B.C.  Licensed Premises  RESTAURANT & CAFE  'Specializing in harbequed ribs'  Overlooking scenic Pender  Harbour al the Pender Hotel  7:30 a.m. -MID p.m.  Skm 68 883-2617


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