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 THE SUNSHINE  ^-|  THE SUNSHINE-  Coast  WHEN THE  LOCALS  EAT LOCAL  1 Overlooking the Harbour  Gibsons, B.C. 886-2268  50c per copy on news stands  SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST SINCE 194S  December 9,1991 Volume 45     Issue 49  Bill Thompson's vintage N3N biplane, originally built by the US navy in 1941, sits on the dock at Garden-Bay.  .''���;    Jane Seyd photo  Restoration of vintage biplane  completes 20-year labour of love  wf JSM w9*a  Down on a dock at Garden Bay, sitting quietly beside the winches and the lengths of rope and the tugboat Genni Bay tied up along  the float, are the graceful lines of airplane aluminum, now painted a  dazzling yellow, which represent the completion of Bill Thompson's almost twenty-year fascination.  She's called the Nelly-Three-Nelly, a single float biplane, and  was built by the American navy in 1941. Her first flights were for  basic training of pilots in the Second World War. Her most recent  journeys have been up Jervis Inlet and around Pender Harbour.  The plane is one of only two N3Ns on floats actually flying in  the world. That she's still flying after SO years is largely a testament  to the painstaking work of restoration done by Thompson in his  back shed at Garden Bay over almost the past twenty years.  In some ways, the history of the plane goes back to the 1930s,  when the American military decided to scrap its zeppelin program,  after a series of accidents. "They had all these great piles of aluminum angles that were sitting surplus in the factories," says  Thompson. Much of that aluminum then found its way into die new  N3N planes, built at the time of the Second World War. During her  career with the navy, Thompson's plane logged about 1800 hours.  After the war, like many other N3Ns, the plane was converted to  a cropduster, by removing everything from the front cockpit and  putting in a big spray tank Following this, the plane pulled banners  for a while, and was even put to use at one point playing the part of  a German plane in an old war movie.  In 1972, Thompson bought the plane in Philadelphia after hearing about it through the Canadian Museum of Flight and Transportation on the Lower Mainland. She was, says Thompson, "in  pretty sad shape" by that time. Once the plane was brought back to  the workshop in Garden Bay, the hard part started.  "Every nut and bolt came off," says Thompson, "the thing was  taken down to the bare metal and rebuilt." Thompson says that  restoring an old airplane is similar to restoring any other antique.  There are endless hours which go into cleaning and painting and  rebuilding. "That paint, you know," he says, "forty years old, is  pretty hard to get off." Completely restoring the airplane took from  1972 until this year, when the plane took off again for the first time  on October 13, 1991. In the meantime though, says Thompson, he  built two tugboats and another airplane - not to mention running a  tugboat business.  For much of the time, the restoration was a solo project, conduct  ed in the evenings in his back shop with its Aircraft Specifications  Handbook, wrenches, bolts, and technical drawings all over the  walls on topics ranging from hydraulic brake installation to align  ment of wingtip floats. At times, though, such as the project  required to put the wings on the plane, various friends came to help.  TURN TO PAGE 6  Farm-raised  salmon suffer  blood disease  There is s mysterious disease  killing farm raised salmon in  many areas of BC that could be  contagious to wild salmon. The  disease has been found in  salmon farms around Sechelt.  The condition, called marine  anaemia, according to Fisheries  and Oceans Regional Aquaculture Organizer Ron Ginetz, kills  salmon by attacking the blood  stream.  Ginetz told the Coast News  the Department of Fisheries and  Oceans (DFO) had been aware  of the disease for some time and  was not unduly worried about  the problem. He said there were  no rumours about closing fish  farms over the issue.  "It's not epidemic," Ginetz  told the Coast News "...It's not  causing extreme mortalities relative to other bugs that are in  the wild or in water systems."  Ginetz said marine anaemia  was fust discovered in a Washington state fish enhancement  project in 1974, and had  appeared in BC in the last three  years.  He said the DFO had studied  the disease since its discovery  in BC but thst the process by  which it is transmitted was still  a mystery.  "We are concluding, at least  temporarily," Ginetz said, "that  if (this disease) is a virus, the  mode of transportation would  be through the egg: if it's a  parasite, it would be transported  orally."  He said marine anaemia had  not been documented in wild  fish other than the Washington  hatchery in 1974, but added  that, "Because it was first  detected in wild fish (Washington hatchery) one could possibly conclude it originated in  wild fish...We need a lot more  information before we can nail  down the facts."  Ginetz said Fisheries and  Oceans had instructed farms  about what to do to minimize  their losses when the disease  was detected in their pens.  "We recommend they don't  send those fish to other farms  and spread the disease," Ginetz  said. He added that the farms  are told to "pull the fish out,  market them, and bring in some  new fish."  Roberts Creek  protests pipeline  A demonstration by a group  of Roberts Creek residents halted work on the laying of the  natural gas pipeline through  their community last Thursday.  About a dozen people congregated at the three-way stop  in downtown Roberts Creek as  men and machinery were tearing up the road and digging a  four foot trench in preparation  for the crew who were laying  the white high pressure line.  The work was halted shortly  afternoon.  Don Durant, construction  supervisor for the project, told  the small group work would be  SCRD: Highways ministry is  'insensitive' to Roberts Creek  The Department of Highways had its integrity dragged  through the mud at the SCRD's  December 5 Planning Meeting  for the "insensitivity" of its  plans regarding Roberts Creek's  downtown core.  "From Highways' perspective," SCRD Director Brett  McGillivray said, "(the Roberts  Creek core area) shouldn't be  where it is...They want to  destroy the core area."  McGillivray's assertion  stemmed from a development  variance permit application for  the expansion of the Roberts  Creek General Store. The application is supported in principle  by the SCRD, but Highways has  taken exception to it.  Official Plan amendments  passed by Gibsons council  Gibsons Council passed the amended version of the new Official  Community Plan (OCP) at its December 3 meeting, completing portions of the document which were left out of the initial airing at the  previous council meeting.  Noting sections of the geotechnical report which identified Gospel  Rock as supporting a significant proportion of the province's diminishing and unique coastal dryland forest, the OCP recommended that  a new 'passive park' which would include the foreshore be created in  the area. The amendments also included recommendations for the use  of the 110 seres of Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) within the  town's boundaries.  The policy recommends the removal of a small portion of ALR  land on Park Road for use as multi-family housing,' and that acceptable uses for other ALR land would be a golf course, sewage plant,  RV park, recycling depot and recreational use.  Tlie public will have an opportunity to get a closer look at the plan  st two 'open house' meetings on December 17 and January 6. The  official public hearing will be on January 8.  t  According to McGillivray,  the Highways Department  doesn't approve of the expansion because that portion of  Roberts Creek, particularly  Beach Avenue, is slated on  Highways' projection maps as a  main thoroughfare to Davis  Bay.  "Once (a road like this is  slated)," said McGillivray,  "Highways just doesn't want to  move it."  He called the General Store's  variance permit application  problems "the tip of the iceberg", saying, "(all the proposed  development for the area) is going to run into the same kinds of  problems.*1  The architect for the store's  expansion, Mike Ryan, echoed  McGillivray's comments, saying that a Highways representative had asserted in a recent  conversation, "The Department  of Highways has more of a vested interest in this community  thsn the people thst live in  it.In fifty yeats there will be sll  new people living (in Roberts  Creek) snd they will think differently than the people here  now."  stopped "because somebody is  going to get hurt."  He warned that it would be  even more dangerous to leave  the open trench across the road  during the night. It was learned  later that the ditch across the  road had been filled in and that  section of pipe was not laid.  Spokesperson Carol Anne  Glover told the Coast News residents are concerned because  the community is being used as  a corridor for the high pressure  line only and will not be slated  for hook-ups until a low pressure line is installed at some  later date.  TURN TO PAGE 3  Alderman  quits post  in conflict  Candlelit vigils were held in Gibson's Pioneer Park and  the Sechelt cenotaph December i, to remember the  slaying of 14 women in Montreal in 1989 and bring  attention to violence against women.       Joel lohnatone photo  bfStaartl  In a terse letter of resignation  Alderman Doug Reid removed  himself from Sechelt Council  and political life December 4,  claiming personality conflicts  with the mayor prevented him  from continuing to serve his  electorate. Reid told the Coast  News, however, he might seek  re-election in his own by-election now set for mid-February.  "This is a political statement," Reid told the Coast  News the day after his resignation. "If there is a groundswell  of public opinion, I'd consider  running for re-election."  Reid said his letter of resignation, read by Mayor Nancy  MacLarty at the December 5  council meeting, stemmed from  his "deteriorating" appreciation  of the mayor and her abilities.  "I've lost confidence with  the mayor's leadership of the  council, her managerial style,  and our interpersonal relations,"  Reid said. He claimed MacLarty focused on the administration  of council "rather than the  achieving of major objectives."  TURN TO PAGE 2  It. A ..-*, +*.*.���^..���Araasm---*.-*. .-������^^.���m^asA.s.-^^..-  m.*A  -.-. -���.���t.i.r.A.Ktf'.gti. ���>�����..-   e-   ���.     ���������--   -  Mi*ik&ittaa 22  Coast News, December 2,1991  Sechelt public hearing adjourned;  business owner protests area plan  A public hearing on  Sechelt's new plan for development permit areas was  adjourned amid confusion on  Nov, 20, after a move to go  ahead with the bylaws was  vigourously protested by the  owners of Tideline Logging and  Marine.  The bylaws under discussion  involved Sechelt council's plan  to establish aesthetic guidelines  for new buildings being constructed in two areas of Sechelt.  The first area, the "downtown central business district",  includes areas of professional  office and residential space and  includes parts of Cowrie, Teredo and Dolphin streets ss well  as parts of Inlet and Wharf  avenues. The second area,  meant to include areas of "service trades" and "small industry", includes a zone just south  of Sechelt Inlet.  Establishing special development permit areas would allow  council control over some  aspects of building design and  materials, landscaping, lighting  and similar details in new buildings costing over $50,000 in the  areas.  Rob Sabine, Sechelt planner,  told the hearing the permit areas  were meant to ensure a unified  and aesthetically pleasing character would exist in various  parts of Sechelt.  'You don't need a  bunch of shrubs  and cedar trees  around a chain  link fence.'  But at least two owners of a  business which would fall into  the new areas registered strong  disapproval of the plan.  Dorhn and Rose Bosch of  Tideline Logging and Marine  on Wharf Avenue, whose property falls into both of the proposed development areas,  accused council of trying to turn  required for their structure. During the discussion, the issues of  zoning (which regulates allowable uses of buildings), building  permits (which govern physical  building requirements and engineering), and the proposed  development permit areas  (which would regulate aesthetics of buildings and property in  certain areas) became hopelessly confused.  Eventually, council decided  to adjourn the hearing, following recommendations by both  Alderman Bob Wilson snd  Aid man Doug Reid that council should avoid even the  appearance of railroading.  The public hearing was  adjourned until Dec. 4 at 7 pm.  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Joel Johnstone photo.  an industrial part of town into a  "pretty" area, without regard for  the businesses operating there.  "How can you turn an industrial area into Stanley Park?"  Dorhn Bosch asked council.  "You don't need a bunch of  shrubs and cedar trees around a  chain link fence in a working  area."  Bosch also told council if  they put aesthetic restrictions on  all industrial areas where business could operate, "there isn't  going to be any business".  In particular, Bosch objected  to the idea that a portable Lin-  dome storage structure on his  property, which Bosch erected  without a building permit,  would not be allowed if the  bylaws went ahead.  Rob Sabine, Sechelt planner,  said the development permit  area guidelines would apply to  any building, whether permanent or temporary, constructed  for over $50,000.  Asked by Adrian Hovestad,  another member of the public, if  the chances of the Boschs having the Lindome structure  approved would be less after the  bylaw went through, planner  Rob Sabine replied, "It will be  zero."  A lengthy discussion followed, during which the Boschs  accused Sabine of misleading  them about building permits  1  I  I  CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY  (Formerly Gibsons Pentecostal Church)  School Rd, opposite RCMP  Sunday School  Morning Worship  Sunday Night  Evening Service  9:45 am  11:00 am  7:00 pm  PHONE: Church Oflice 886-7107  All Are Welcome  Affiliated with the Pentecostal  Assemblies of Canada  THE UNITED CHURCH  OF CANADA  Sunday Worship Service  GIBSONS  Glassford Road -11:15am  Sunday School  11:15am  ST. 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Coast  50c per copy on news stands  WHEN THE  LOCALS  EAT LOCAL  1 Overlooking the Harbour  Gibsons, B.C.  886-2268  SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST SINCE 1945  December 9, 1991  Volume 45    Issue 49  Bill Thompson's vintage N3N biplane, originally built by the US navy in 1941, sits on the dock at Garden Bay.  ,'���;    Jane Seyd photo  Restoration of vintage biplane  completes 20-year labour of love j  JL *S '    *f v.��ilwi��d|  But ' Cm^  say Amee* mras*  Down on a dock at Garden Bay, sitting quietly beside the winches and the lengths of rope and the tugboat Genni Bay tied up along  the float, are the graceful lines of airplane aluminum, now painted a  dazzling yellow, which represent the completion of Bill Thompson's almost twenty-year fascination.  She's called the Nelly-Three-Nelly, a single float biplane, and  was built by the American navy in 1941. Her first flights were for  basic training of pilots in the Second World War. Her most recent  journeys have been up Jervis Inlet and around Pender Harbour.  The plane is one of only two N3Ns on floats actually flying in  the world. That she's still flying after SO years is largely a testament  to the painstaking work of restoration done by Thompson in his  back shed at Garden Bay over almost the past twenty years.  In some ways, the history of the plane goes back to the 1930s,  when the American military decided to scrap its zeppelin program,  after a series of accidents. "They had all these great piles of aluminum angles that were sitting surplus in the factories," says  Thompson. Much of that aluminum then found ils way into the new  N3N planes, built at the time of the Second World War. During her  career with the navy, Thompson's plane logged about 1800 hours.  After the war, like many other N3Ns, the plane was converted to  a cropduster, by removing everything from the front cockpit and  putting in a big spray tank Following this, the plane pulled banners  for a while, and was even put to use at one point playing the pan of J  a German plane in an old war movie.  In 1972, Thompson bought the plane in Philadelphia after hearing about it through the Canadian Museum of Flight and Transportation on the Lower Mainland. She was, says Thompson, "in  pretty sad shape" by that time. Once the plane was brought back to  the workshop in Garden Bay, the hard part started.          "Every nut and bolt came off," says Thompson, "the thing was  taken down to the bare metal and rebuilt." Thompson says that  restoring an old airplane is similar to restoring any other antique  There are endless hours which go into cleaning and painting and  rebuilding. "That paint, you know," he says, "forty years old, is  pretty hard to get off." Completely restoring the airplane took from  1972 until this year, when the plane took off again for the first time  on October 13, 1991. In the meantime though, says Thompson, he  built two tugboats and another airplane - not to mention running a  tugboat business.  For much of the time, the restoration was a solo project, conduct  ed in the evenings in his back shop with its Aircraft Specifications  Handbook, wrenches, bolts, and technical drawings all over the  walls on topics ranging from hydraulic brake installation to align  ment of wingtip floats. At times, though, such as the project  required to put the wings on the plane, various friends came to help.  TURN TO PAGE 6  Farm-raised  salmon suffer  blood disease  There is a mysterious disease  killing farm raised salmon in  many areas of BC that could be  contagious to wild salmon. The  disease has been found in  salmon farms around Sechelt.  The condition, called marine  anaemia, according to Fisheries  and Oceans Regional Aquaculture Organizer Ron Ginetz, kills  salmon by attacking the blood  stream.  Ginetz told the Coast News  the Department of Fisheries and  Oceans (DFO) had been aware  of the disease for some time and  was not unduly worried about  the problem. He said there were  no rumours about closing fish  farms over the issue.  "It's not epidemic," Ginetz  told the Coast News "...It's not  causing extreme mortalities relative to other bugs that are in  the wild or in water systems."  Ginetz said marine anaemia  was first discovered in a Washington state fish enhancement  project in 1974, and had  appeared in BC in the last three  years.  He said the DFO had studied  the disease since its discovery  in BC but thst the process by  which it is transmitted was still  a mystery.  "We are concluding, at least  temporarily," Ginetz said, "that  if (this disease) is a virus, the  mode of transportation would  be through the egg: if it's a  parasite, it would be transported  orally."  He said marine anaemia had  not been documented in wild  fish other than the Washington  hatchery in 1974, but added  that, "Because it was first  detected in wild fish (Washington hatchery) one could possibly conclude it originated in  wild fish...We need a lot more  information before we can nail  down the facts."  Ginetz said Fisheries and  Oceans had instructed farms  about what to do to minimize  their losses when the disease  was detected in their pens.  "We recommend they don't  send those fish to other farms  and spread the disease," Ginetz  said. He added that the farms  are told to "pull the fish out,  market them, and bring in some  new fish."  Roberts Creek  protests pipeline  A demonstration by a group  of Roberts Creek residents halted work on the laying of the  natural gas pipeline through  their community last Thursday.  About a dozen people congregated at the three-way stop  in downtown Roberts Creek as  men and machinery were tearing up the road and digging a  four foot trench in preparation  for the crew who were laying  the white high pressure line.  The work was halted shortly  afternoon.  Don Durant, construction  supervisor for the project, told  the small group work would be  SCRD: Highways ministry is  'insensitive' to Roberts Creek  The Department of Highways had its integrity dragged  through the mud at the SCRD's  December 5 Planning Meeting  for the "insensitivity" of its  plans regarding Roberts Creek's  downtown core.  "From Highways' perspective," SCRD Director Brett  McGillivray said, "(the Roberts  Creek core area) shouldn't be  where it is...They want to  destroy the core area."  McGillivray's assertion  stemmed from a development  variance permit application for  the expansion of the Roberts  Creek General Store. The application is supported in principle  by the SCRD, but Highways has  taken exception to it.  Official Plan amendments  passed by Gibsons council  Gibsons Council passed the amended version of the new Official  Community Plan (OCP) at its December 3 meeting, completing portions of the document which were left out of the initial airing at the  previous council meeting.  Noting sections of the geotechnical report which identified Gospel  Rock ss supporting a significant proportion of the province's diminishing snd unique coastal dryland forest, the OCP recommended that  s new 'passive park' which would include the foreshore be created in  the area. The amendments also included recommendations for the use  of the 110 acres of Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) within the  town's boundaries.  The policy recommends the removal of a small portion of ALR  land on Park Road for use as multi-family housing, and that acceptable uses for other ALR land would be a golf course, sewage plant,  RV park, recycling depot and recreational use.  The public will have an opportunity to get a closer look at the plan  st two 'open house' meetings on December 17 snd January 6. The  official public hearing will be on January 8.  According to McGillivray,  the Highways Department  doesn't approve of the expansion because that portion of  Roberts Creek, particularly  Beach Avenue, is slated on  Highways' projection maps as a  main thoroughfare to Davis  Bay.  "Once (a road like this is  slated)," said McGillivray,  "Highways just doesn't want to  move it."  He called the General Store's  variance permit application  problems "the tip of the iceberg", saying, "(all the proposed  development for the area) is going to run into the same kinds of  problems."  The architect for the store's  expansion, Mike Ryan, echoed  McGillivray's comments, saying that a Highways representative hsd asserted in a recent  conversation, "The Department  of Highways has more of s vested interest in this community  than the people that live in  it...Ir fifty years there will be all  new people living (in Roberts  Creek) snd they will think differently than the people here  stopped "because somebody is  going to get hurt."  He warned that it would be  even more dangerous to leave  the open trench across the road  during the night. It was learned  later that the ditch across the  road had been filled in and that  section of pipe was not laid.  Spokesperson Carol Anne  Glover told the Coast News residents are concerned because  the community is being used as  a corridor for the high pressure  line only and will not be slated  for hook-ups until a low pressure line is installed at some  later date.  TURN TO PAGE 3  Alderman  quits post  in conflict  Candlelit vigils were held in Gibson's Pioneer Park and  the Sechelt cenotaph December C, to remember the  slaying of 14 women In Montreal In 1989 and bring  attention to violence against women.       Joel Johnstone photo  In a terse letter of resignation  Alderman Doug Reid removed  himself from Sechelt Council  and political life December 4,  claiming personality conflicts  with the mayor prevented him  from continuing to serve his  electorate. Reid told the Coast  News, however, he might seek  re-election in his own by-election now set for mid-February.  "This is a political statement," Reid told the Coast  News the day after his resignation. "If there is a groundswell  of public opinion, I'd consider  running for re-election."  Reid said his letter of resignation, read by Mayor Nancy  MacLarty at the December 5  council meeting, stemmed from  his "deteriorating" appreciation  of the mayor and her abilities.  "I've lost confidence with  the mayor's leadership of the  council, her managerial style,  and our interpersonal relations,"  Reid said. He claimed MacLarty focused on the administration  of council "rather than the  achieving of major objectives."  TURN TO PAGE 2  _ US J-.S*-am Coast News, December 9, 1991  news  Sechelt alderman resigns position  over personality clash with mayor  FROM PAGE 1  "lt seems to me," Reid said,  "we should be placing more priority on the major problems  Sechelt is facing rather than internal matters such as organizational charts and job  descriptions of the mayor,  aldermen and committee chairmen..."  He was referring to a recent  reorganization of Sechelt's  standing committee structure by  MacLarty which took Reid from  being Sechelt's Economic  Development Committee (EDC)  Chairman and placed him in  DISCOVER  TREASURES  Beautiful like-new gifts  for lh.it Spcri.il Person.  t'omo in and <isk aboul  out Cin CI.K1 IIICATtS.  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"She  didn't ask me, she informed  me," Reid said.  MacLarty also assumed  Reid's role as liaison to the  Chamber of Commerce and  Travel Sunshine Coast as part  of the reorganization.  Another bone of contention  for Reid was a 'rebuff by the  mayor and a portion of council  for EDC objectives he had  worked out as chairman of the  EDC.  "(The objectives) were cavalierly dismissed without discussion and sent back to committee for reconsideration...as  though they were inadequate in  some way," Reid said.  According to Reid, economic  development has been given  low priority in MacLarty's present goals for Sechelt, rating  fifth out of six on a priority list.  First priorities include the  organizational chart, job descriptions, and committee re-  assignments, said Reid.  PUBUC NOTICE  Sunshine CM. will be selling its entire used inventory at or below wholesale  value between Dec. 9th and Dec. 31st. Every used vehicle will be offered at these  prices. Because of the magnitude of this sale, trade-ins will be appraised at  wholesale and all deals will be first come, first served. With the overwhelming  response to our 1992 vehicle sale we are extremely overstocked with pre-owned  vehicles and therefore we find it necessary to conduct this enormous sale.  TOTAL USED  LIQUIDATION  NO .REASONABLE OFFER WILL BE REFUSED  GMAC OR B/*NK FINANCING AVAILABLE 0.A.C  CREDIT APPLICATIONS AND APPROVALS DONE ON THE SPOT  Examples of Some Vehicles ForSnh  ^  tJB  &  m  1991  1988  1989  Cadillac  Fleetwood  TBIrd  Olds Custom  Cruiser  1991  Cadillac Sedan  Devllle  1990  Tempast  1987  1989  OldiCotlias  1991  6000 LE  1989  Olda 98 Elite  1986  cavalier  1989  Sable  1988  OMaB8  Cavalier 6. W.  Regency  1986  6000 LE  1987  1999  Escort S.W.  BelckUSabra  1988  Corsica  1997  1999  Eagle S.W.  Old�� Cm torn  1987  Cndser  Nova  1987  1997  1983  Buick Skyfau*  Soeneville  Lemans  1988  tapalaS.W.  1991  Beretta  1990  Beretta  1989  Cavalier  1988  Camaro  1988  Daytona  1985  Fireboard  1984  Camaro  1983  Camaro  Sprint  Cavalier  1999  Tempo  1998  1998  ftnHtd  1998  Catttter  1987  Chevetle  mmtsaeaaamt  mm  1991  1 Ton Dual 4x4  Ext. Cab  1991  3/4 Ton Ext.  Cab  1991  3/4 Ton Pickup  1989  1/2 Ton 4x4  1989  1/2 Ton S.W.B.  1997  Siena  1997  8-10 Ext Cab  fri  &  if  iLW/n  Van. Toll Free 684-6924  Hwy 101 & Field Road, Wilson Creek  Sunshine  MDL5792 OOU  "In my opinion," Reid said,  "we're spending too much time  looking inward, contemplating  our navel."  He indicated one or more aldermen shared his views and  might also resign.  MacLarty told the Coast  News she had consulted with  Reid before reassigning committees to council, and he  responded that he didn't want to  serve on any committee "...if he  couldn't be on what he wanted".  MacLarty defended her use  of the Cuff report, saying the  purpose of reorganizing the  committees was to ensure the  committee chairmen didn't  become too possessive about  their respective committees.  "The report recommends  putting aldermen in charge of  committees they are least  knowledgeable about," MacLarty said, "so they won't interfere  with staff too much."  MacLarty said the list of  council priorities Reid found  contentious was done through  consensus with only Alderman  Reid wanting EDC higher on  the list of six.  As for Reid's "rebuffed"  EDC recommendations,  MacLarty said they were Reid's  alone, not the product of the  EDC. "They were too grandiose  and loo specific," MacLarty  said. "They were given to staff  for input and Alderman Reid  disagreed with (staff) recommendations."  MacLarty set Monday, January 27 as nomination day for  the by-election to replace Reid  and Saturday, February IS as  election day. She said only one  poll would be opened, at the  Municipal Hall, with the possibility of a mobile polling station  to be discussed.  A*<i>A\'  The last wind storm was moving day for new  arrival Pam Ruth. Last Thursday, however, was the  big leaf moving day. Joel Johnstone photo  Sechelt golf course decision  should be made in December  Now the provincial government has begun reviewing  which projects will be exempted  from a development freeze in  Agricultural Reserve lands,  Sechelt Golf Management is  hoping that a quick decision  will be reached in December on  the Sechell golf course project.  Earlier this month, the Agri-  CHAIN SAW ACCESSORIES  CHAIN SHARPENERS  OUTDOOR CLOTHING  RAIN GEAR  N0RSEWEAR SWEATERS  WORK CLOTHES  WE SERVICE WHAT WE SELL.  COME IN SOON FOR BEST  SELECTION.  KE LLY'S SALES & SERVICE  LflWNmowER & Chainsaw  886-2912  731 North Road. Gibsons  EXTRAS IMPORTS g  invites you to shop  around the world.  Sweaters from Ecuador -  Blankets, Material 4 jackets  from Guatemala -  Exotic Fashions from Indonesia  jewelry from Mexico, Thailand,  Nepal & Turkey  We also have a selection of men's and children's  fashions.  Cowrie Sl, Sechelt  10-5:30, Mon-Sal  11-4, Sun  u  -   _ 885-6460    a  cultural Land Commission put a  moratorium on new golf course  developments in agricultural  land, pending a government  review of the approximately  180 applications. ���  Last week, 41 of the projects  were given the go-ahead by the  commission. But the Sechelt  golf course wasn't one of them.  Brenda Olson of the Sechelt  development company said they  had phoned the Land Commission immediately on hearing  word some of the projects  would be released from the  freeze ten days ago.  They were lold, however,  that only projects which were  already at or near completion  were affected by the immediate  exemption from the freeze in  ALR lands.  Meanwhile, the remaining  140 golf course applications  have been divided into two  groups: those on which a relatively easy decision is expected  and the more complicated cases.  Projects in the first grouping  should expect to hear from the  government about their projects  before Christmas, while the last  group will be reviewed by mid-  January.  So far, said Olson, it's been  business as usual for the Sechelt  golf course project. In fact, if  anything, they've been busier -  sending drawings and plans to  Victoria in the hopes of winning  a favourable verdict from the  commission.  lt is likely the Sechelt golf  course will be allowed to go  ahead in December, as the property does not involve a land use  conflict and is not on prime  agricultural land.  Baha'i  Faith  The llaha'i teachings speak  nut only lo llie spirit of  man, but lo llie heart...  J*OR INFORMATION  Oall:886-2078  ot 885-7289  : ���'-  ���i  ia Coast News, December 9, 1991  news  Igjt      Sechelt  HL��jLEre Place Ltd.  I  The Professionals in the Latest Quality  Heating Options and Designs  That's why wc are the l:\( IA Sl\ E dealer on llie ( nasi  far same of llie best names in I /replaces  Featuring This  Week /^  ENERGY  Roberts Creek residents' protest halted work on the natural gas pipeline. See story.  Joel Johnstone photo.  Roberts Creek protesters  halt gas pipeline project  FROM PAGE 1  "Then we'll have to go through all this again,"  she said, pointing lo the confusion of heavy  machinery, dump trucks, mud, torn up pavement  and a long line of waiting traffic.  Glover wenl on lo say thai the project had gone  ahead with no consultation with either the Regional Dislricl or the Roberts Creek Community Association. She said numerous unsuccessful attempts  have been made to iron out the issue with Cenlra  Gas. Residents want the work stopped until the  matter is sorted oul.  Breti McGillivray, Regional District Director  for Roberts Creek, lold the Coasl News that conversations wilh Centra Gas had revealed that decisions on hookups are based on demographic stud-  council notes  Court ruling challenged  Council will join other municipalities in the province to challenge  a recent court ruling which would require aldermen to absent themselves from council meetings when a conflict of interest issue arises.  Until now, it was necessary for an alderman merely to abstain  from discussion in such cases.  "lt is open to all kinds of abuses," commented Mayor Eric Small.  New Clerk Administrator  Gibsons aldermen welcomed new Clerk-Administrator Dan Legg  at the December 3 Council meeling.  Salmon enhancement  Council approved a request from the Sunshine Coast Salmon  Enhancement Society to anchor net pens in Gibsons Harbour for a  three week period next May.  The society expects the project will result in a run of 1200 adult  coho for the Gulf of Georgia fishery.  The Town will also contribute $1000 to the project.  Achievement recognized  By-law Enforcement Officer Val Michaude was congratulated by  Council on successfully completing a course at the Justice Institute.  ies, which in the case of electoral areas like  Roberts Creek are very misleading because the  studies do not give an accurate picture of population densities.  "There are actually more people living in the  electoral areas of Elphinstone and Roberts Creek  than there are in Gibsons and Sechelt," he said.  "But they didn't know that, they just looked at a  map and calculated the average density for the  whole area."  Len Lavender, district supervisor in charge of  Centra's operation on the Coast, said this is the  first time he has experienced this kind of demonstration.  "1 knew there was some dissatisfaction," he  said, "but 1 didn't think it would come to this."    AreaF  electors  to meet  Now that the Sunshine Coast  Regional District areas have  adopted names (titles) in lieu of  just one letter, the recently  formed West Howe Sound (nee  Area F) Electors' Association  continues to grow.  The next meeting is Wednesday, December 11 at 7:30 pm.  All residents are welcome.  Topics at future meetings  will be ferry schedule and terminal plans as well as the traffic  patterns when the highway  bypass is connected to Langdale  Terminal.  ~        I'li^HI  . ra mw  Colourful (ins & Wood  Stoves  Latest Technology  Highest Fashion  sQUAUFIEDX  $50000 Rebate ��n  Select Gas Fireplaces  and Space Heaters.  ��� SAFETY FIRST ��� Gas ��� Wood ��� Pellet ��� Inserts ��� Cookstoves<  ��� Zero Clearance Fireplaces ��� All Venting Systems ��� Mantels  ��� Accessories ��� Complete Sales & Installations ���  ��� Certified Technicians ��� 15 Years Experience ���  ��� WE BELIEVE IN E.P.A. 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VON 3A0  Gibsons Location  Highway 101  St. Mary's Hall  ERVE  YOU^BETTER  WEJ0kVB MORE SERVICE BAYS AND INCREASED PARKING TO  IDE OUR CUSTOMERS WITH THE LEVEL OF SERVICE THEY HAVE  fXPgCT FROM SOUTH COAST FORD. g* P  FALL AND WINTER JuNE-UP  STARTS AT A LOW PRICE OF  s5995 t��^iB^au��  LUBE, OIL &FIL  & WINTERIZE  $Q4 95 (MOST CARS)  PHONE OR SEE KAL, GEORGE OR MARITA FOR AN APPOINTMENT  tl*  SOUTH COAST FORD  Wharf Rd., Sechelt  VAN. Toll Free 684-2911885-3281  885-7211  Parts Direct Phone  MDL 5936  .-.-..-���-,-Ar^.m^.A.,   ������---T.--^^>^^.-  masaa*  &-\  ������*���   ~  * Coast News, December 9, 1991  opinion  Some words  of wisdom  Last week news reports were circulated about the presentations made to the embattled constitution committee  by two former premiers, Allan Blakeney of Saskatchewan  and Bill Davis of Ontario, and Canadians who care about  the future of their country must have breathed a gigantic  sigh of relief.  It was the unassuming modesty of the Blakeney-Davis  suggestions which was, at last, so reassuringly modest, so  - dare we say it - so reassuringly Canadian.  Let's not bite off more than we can properly chew and  digest, said the premiers in effect. Let's focus on getting  Canadians to realize that not everything need be done in  some impossibly short time frame. If we avoid ascerbat-  ing the tensions which beset us at the present time we will  have a long time to make further refinements and  improvements to our constitution.  Blakeney suggested we restrict ourselves this round to  recognizing the historical distinctiveness of Quebec, to  establishing an elected senate to placate the turbulent  west, and to dealing at last with the long neglected issue  of native land claims.  That would seem to be enough to deal with at the present time. There is a bit of something for most Canadians  and with the compromise and good will that made Canada  possible in the first place we can extricate ourselves from  this box of ill will into which we have been led.  And let us have a clear understanding of the faulty  leadership which has brought us here. As Pierre Eliot  Trudeau was determined to ensure his place in history as  the man who brought the constitution home from Westminster, so did Brian Mulroney seek to ensure his as the  prime minister who brought Quebec into the constitutional fold.  The aborted Meech Lake proposal and the grandiosity  of even the most recent government initiatives are evidence of the illness of monument building. The country  has nearly been wrecked on the jagged edges of prime  ministerial egotism. Sometimes the oldest advice is the  best advice.  Bill Davis and Allan Blakeney would have been forgiven, it seems, if they had simply told the prime minister:  "Keep it simple, stupid."  A poor decision  It is saddening and unfortunate when ill will on local  government bodies develops to the point where an elected  official resigns before the term that he agreed to serve is  up.  We take no position of the merits of Alderman Doug  Reid's case against the elected mayor of Sechelt. Mayor  MacLarty is the people's choice, however, not matter  what Reid thinks of the decision. He did not specify,  when seeking office, that he would only serve under this  or that mayor.  Having achieved office, that is having won the confidence of enough of the people of Sechelt to be elected, it  is incumbent on the elected to do his best to contribute no  matter who is elected with him.  Reid's decision will cost the taxpayers of Sechelt an  unnecesseary by-election. No dispute with the mayor, we  feel, should have caused the alderman to renege on the  commitment he gave the people of Sechelt when elected.  Reid's suggestion that he might run in the by-election  deserves to be treated as the absurdity that it is.  letters  Outcry against  clear cut logging  The astronauts tell us the  best place to view the face of  the earth is from space, but if  you can't afford the journey,  just take a walk perhaps as little  as five km from where you live,  oh yes, and open your eyes.The  cost may be a little shock to  your system.  In many areas between Pender Harbour and Port Mellon  there are beautiful treed areas,  amongst them are parks; the  Girl Guide and Boy Scout  camps and some tree farms, but  there are ten times as many  areas that have been needlessly  devastated.  The Sunshine Coast has a  number of skilled logging families; to name a few we have the  Jacksons, Crucils, Tysons and  Pearsons.  One local family that has  recently made it on TV is Alan  Cook, Tyson being a right-hand'  man. They happen to log in the  Queen Charlotte Islands, one of  the most environmentally sensitive areas, and yet their company works in harmony with the  environment and the forest service.  I believe there should be hell  to pay when an integrated forest  company 'clearcuts' logs. To  me that's really putting the  screws to Mother Earth. But I  call it economic suicide when it  could have been turned over to  a selective logger, the likes of  Pearson, and that stand would  have become increasingly productive, in volume and quality,  for the next hundred years.  Multiply that by 100 and you  can easily see how we have  added insult to injury, whereas  we could have been rich.  It seems I heard a local  politician say in effect that he  favoured the freedom of anyone  to pollute, or whatever, their  own property; but I do feel confident the new generation has  the backbone necessary to generate more sunshine for our rain  forest coast.  MARV VOLEN  Drivers should  pay attention  Attention Drivers:  On behalf of the children,  parents, school staff and residents of Roberts Creek Elementary, we ask the drivers using  Lower Road, Roberts Creek  (Hall) and all side roads to slow  down. The school zone speed  limit is 30 km and it's still SO  km on other roads. Please use  the stop signs as reminders to  stop. Thank you.  GRACE LAWSON  Chairperson, Roberts Creek  Parents Group  Objections to  transition house  Peggy Connor,  Sunshine Coast Regional  District:  I thought when you were  thinking about putting a facility  such as a Transition House in a  community some thought would  go into it! I guess not!  To me, you'd think living 45  minutes away from a hospital  would make a difference, in  case of emergency.  Also there's no recreation for  the men kept in a confined area  without going to Gibsons.  No public transit for AA  meetings and doctor or dentist  appointments, etc.  I also have trouble with the  thought of it being run by someone whose training can be taken  through correspondence.  It also doubles the size and  changes the structure of our  small community.  1 feel like it's being pushed  down our throats. It's another  thing nobody wants in their  back yard so send it to Port  Mellon!  letters welcome  We welcome letters to the editor on matters of public  interest. However, we reserve the right to edit  submissions for brevity, clarity and legality. Please mail  your letters to:  The Editor  Sunshine Coast News  Box 68  Sechelt, B.C.  VON 3A0  I realize there is a need for  these places but I feel there are  other communities that have  more lo offer the men of the  Transition House.  NOREEN and LAWRENCE  WHIELDON  PORT MELLON  Thank you for  continuing bus  As the winter rains arrive I'd  like to express my appreciation  to the Gibsons Bus for its continued service.  As a former resident of the  Bonnie Brook area, 1 often travelled to and from Gibsons on an  empty bus. As this does not  make financial sense to a private company, that route (and  some other runs) were eventually cut from the schedule.  The drivers, Dianne and Darlene, communicated these  changes to the riders verbally  and through advertisement.  Since that time 1 have heard  people hurl verbal abuse at the  drivers and have heard of abusive complaints made to their  home phone numbers.  Admittedly the changes are  inconvenient to some, but I suggest that their frustrations have  been misdirected. Dianne and  Darlene have done a remarkable  job of turning the bus into a  reliable, efficient service - you  can almost set your clock by it.  With community support (ridership) this service will be able to  continue.  My thanks to the Little  White bus with the Orange  Stripe.  JUDIBEAGAN  Gibsons  'Tell us about one of your funny little adventures...'  It may have been noted in the past few months  that I, this summer, did some travelling. Difficult  for it to be entirely missed when 1 faxed back to  the Sunshine Coast from a variety of weird and  wonderful places an account of some of our adventures, impressions of location, and opinions about  the state of the nation from onsite locations from  sea to shining sea.  There were, of course, many things that went  unwritten about and some written columns that  never got sent.  I remember one August morning in St. George,  N.B. when deadline day came around again and I  went dutifully out to our little travelling home,  erected our little collapsible table, turned around  the passenger side front seat so that it faced the  table, dug my portable typewriter out from under  the back seat where it just fit over the dog food,  and proceeded to depress the blue bejeezus out of  myself with a column about the GST and the cross  border migration, coast to coast, of the Canadian  shopper.  I couldn't bear it, wrote it three times and threw  all versions in the garbage can as being prone to  cause suicides among the readership, not to mention the writer.  After my third abortive draft I went back into  the house where the irrepressible and incompara-  musings  John burnside  ble Cst. Monique Vaughan was regaling all and  sundry with her wit and wisdom.  "Manuane," I said, not being a man who adjusts  to voluntary name changes easily, "I simply cannot  send this column anywhere. It is loo grimly pessimistic to be allowed into the public domain."  "Burnside," said my old friend and partner,  "your problem is that you take yourself and everything else too seriously. Forget the GST. Get out  there and tell us one of your funny little adventures. That's what we want to be reading about."  I went back out to the van and dashed off a column about the Russian coup and the fishermen  who farm the sea for seaweed off the shores of  Prince Edward Island and called it, when it was  finished half an hour later, "A tide in the affairs of  men", sent it off, and had more fun writing my column for the rest of the summer.  Among the many things that didn't get written  about this summer, while I was busy taking myself  and everything else too seriously, at least in print,  were the people that we visited along the way.  Let it be understood that for the first fifteen  years of my thirty-seven years in Canada, until 1  came to rest on the Sunshine Coast in point of fact,  I lived a semi-nomadic existence as a school teacher in a time when jobs were plentiful all over  Canada and a young man with an urge to see the  country could pick and choose places that he wanted to see and go work there.  It should also be understood that it has been  many years since I wrote letters or sent cards to  anyone. I don't think I ever decided not to; somehow, I just never did.  I lost touch with a lot of good people along the  way and this summer's odyssey had as a subtext  the intention of looking up a lot of these neglected  and treasured friends and relatives.  These were never a group of people who hung  out together or who grew up together; most of  them have never met. They were all, at different  times and different places, important people in my  life.  From east to west:  Betty Duncan, then of Kamloops since  returned to Gibsons; Robert Bumside, Kelowna,  B.C.; Jimmy Vallance, who was a less than  impressive Boy Scout with me in the late forties in  Cumnock, Ayrshire, and his fine family in Femie,  B.C.; Roy Burnside and Debbie of Calgary, Alta.;  Gladys and Rollie Gordon, Regina, Sask. (really  Fran's family but I'm claiming them too); Farid  and Rosemary Sharif and family of Winnipeg,  Man.; Ted Price, an unexpected delight in Niagara  on the Lake, Ont.; Joe Gilbert, the little brother I  never had in Toronto, Ont.; Des and Sally Gilbert,  his parents who've known me virtually all my life,  from Montreal, P.Q.; Nancy Shirkie, among other  things my earliest guide into the wonderful world  of books, from Montreal; Dave Evans, an old tennis partner and my friend from the CNR days in  Montreal in the fifties; Ruth Radbord (now Zack)  of Montreal; and of course the aforementioned Cst.  Vaughan in New Brunswick.  From the teenage brother I embarassed by my  arrival before the Second World War, through my  oldest friend, dearest relatives, and first love, a  score or so of people dear to me and most not seen  for upwards of twenty or thirty years. I'll tell you  a bit about them next week and meditate somewhat  on the nature of love, friendship and time.  c&mt  Tht Sunshine Coasl News is locally owned  and published on the Sunshine Coast, B.C  every Monday by Glassford Press Ltd.., Box  460. Qibsons. B.C., VON IVO, (604) 866-2622  FAX (804) 886-7725, Sechell Office.Bo* 68,  Strtsft, B.C. (604) 885-3930, Editorial (604)  885-3980,* AX (604) 885-3854.  The Sunshine Coast News is proiecied by  copyright and reproduction ol any pan ol it by  any means is prohibited unless permission in  writing ts first secured from Glassford Press Ltd..  holder of Ihe copyright. Subscription rale:  Canada-1 year-J35.6 mo -S20; Foreign-1 year  HO. 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Joyce  Ostry, Marguerite, Harry  Turner, John Rainer, Patti  Henderson, Jo-Anne  Shtanh.  1  Vour community's  AWARD-WINNING  newspaper  \s��>^  '*   k '    - -  - ����������� ��"*-���  sM Coast News, December 9, 1991  In a nutshell  M s. nutter  In my pub-going days a thing that I liked was people would have  different opinions on different days. A man who lambasted a Liberal  act on Tuesday could be heard stoutly defending Mike Pi-arson on the  Friday.  Some women, for example, whom I have been fortunate to know,  were capable of changing their opinion in the space of a breath, like  180 degrees.  Earnest social scientists, political categorists, some, I guess, religious leaders, would hold this to be shallow, shilly-shallying and  essentially a nuisance. I tend to see it as a strength.  An opinion, after all, is what we're all entitled to, right? It is not  just a thought. It is thought; plus knowledge (maybe little or none);  plus what-we-had-for-breakfast; plus any horoscopal influences; plus  whether our parents had any involvement with this thing; plus  whether we can make a buck; plus the weather; plus whal docs this  proposer look like; plus just about everything and the immediate circumstances - and as various writers have shown (Proust for example)  it can take half a book to come close to describing the immediate circumstances.  Opinion then is a slippery bit, but sure we're all going to have one.  It's not a question of being 'entitled', we'll bloody have one regardless. We may not say much about it. We may say nothing about it.  We may, if probed, put oul quite different words. But we do have an  opinion and it's ours at any moment.  Grab a bunch of random citizens  What we have also of course, is a science of opinions, and this has  got to be pretty tricky, I have always thought. It is the domain of the  demographers, the pollsters, the new wizards on our political scene.  I have to confess that though I know this is an increasingly important factor in our governing equation I don't really know how this is  done. I know that you don't just go out, grab a bunch of random citizens, ask them a yes or no question, and count the heads.  I know that some significant polls, published at critical times on  the front pages of leading papers, have come out something like two  months after the questions were asked.  When the Globe and Mail started doing this, letters came in to the  editor and some were published. Some complained about the use of  these polls and some wanted to know also how it was done. The  Globe, with the next poll, used a third of page two appearing to  answer these legitimate questions, but all we got really was that the  time between the asking of the questions and the publication of the  poll had passed in 'scientific evaluation'.  What is a simple, reasonably opinionated citizen to think? We  have to presume, I suppose, that there is a sophisticated classification  of us all, learned by demographers in universities. This would allow  them to choose out a sample of 1500, or whatever was convenient.  People who would represent the whole matrix of people across the  board. This it would seem to me would be a pretty good trick, and we  do understand how they get to be called wizard.  There is much to complain about  But there's obviously more to it than this. What takes up the two  months of 'scientific evaluation'? Mind you this kind of expertise is  not lavished on every poll. Some, like some in the last BC election,  can be whipped out overnight. Still, if we believe them, there is clearly this dimension where the answers, clearly given, tossed off lightly  or reluctantly mumbled as it may be, get the scientific evaluation  treatment.  This has got to be a method of weighting some citizen answers  above other citizen answers, and were a poll a vote, which thankfully  to this time it is not, il would mean an end to one person one vote,  and an end to democracy as we know it.  There i.s much complaint about that we arc not sufficiently  plugged in to the questions of our necessarily changing constitution.  The discussion, interminable as it may seem, has at least raised a few  strange heads. Several times in the last short while I have heard generally respected voices arguing for proportional representation. This  would mean classifications, probably much as they are in the polls.  I would have to go along with representational government, relatively small integrated constituencies electing individual personal  representatives to a parliament. Some I suppose will now sec this  thing as old-fashioned, but being old-fashioned in the 90s may not be  a reason to shoot it down.  SPCA News  If   this   face   is   familiar   il's   because   he's   still  waiting for a home. Call the SPCA at 885-4771.  INVENTORY CLEARANCE  "UNIQUE SILKSCREENED AND HANDPAINTED GARMENTS'  diJrietto &esigns  is having a warehouse sale  at  Unit #5 -626 Shaw Rd.  Gibsons industrial Park  (in behind Petro-Canada)  886-7069  startim  Dec.10 thruDec.17  (dosed Sunday)  11:30-S:00p.m.  "QR1AT CHRISTMAS fliffg  letters  Praising efforts  of St. Maiy's  It was indeed a shock to see  an advertisement appearing in  the Coast News soliciting complaints about the staff and performance of St. Mary's  Hospital, Sechelt.  Having utilized the services  of St. Mary's for almost 13  years, I have nothing but praise  for the dedicated staff and quality of care provided. In fact I  have just recently been a patient  in the ICU and was overwhelmed by the caring, competent and proficient staff, while  the facilities left nothing to be  desired despite the obvious lack  of funding and long hours  worked by the staff. When I  was transferred to VGH (as the  first passenger in the new, highspeed helicopter) everything  was handled expeditiously and  professionally.  We are most fortunate to  have a facility and staff of the  high calibre of St. Mary's in our  community, and those malcontents who are soliciting complaints should divert their  energies into positive channels.  For my part I owe a sincere debt  of gratitude and (literally) heartfelt thanks to a superb institution and dedicated staff.  J.D. 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To put the wings on, the  plane was brought out of the  shop and towed on a trailer up  to Earls Cove, where the wings  were added at the barge terminal. The plane was then lifted  onto a scow and towed back  down the coast. "So to go 200  feet with the airplane, we had to  go 20 miles," says Thompson.  About the whole restoration  project, Thompson says, "I  couldn't tell you how many  hours or how much money.  When you've got something  you're interested in, you don't  worry about either."  Unlike most modern floatplanes, Thompson's N3N has  only one pontoon underneath it.  "That's the way they built it,"  he says. "They built a lot of  them in the old days that way.  Nothing that says you have to  have two."  The Nelly also has two open  cockpits, which means it's a  two-person plane. "I sit in the  back and my passenger sits in  the front," says Thompson.  The instrumentation consists  of a basic panel including airspeed, altimeter, oil pressure,  compass, turn-and-bank. as well  as the levers for throttle and the  mag switches.  "There's only two things  hard about that airplane.," says  Why not make an effort  to keep your  shopping dollars  at home this year  Money spent here is circulated through our community  many times over and helps keep  the wheels of progress turning all year long.  Your local merchants have quality merchandise at competitive prices  to help you make your selections quickly and easily.  Vou might even get some suggestions  as to what Aunt Bessie or Uncle Bud would like under the tree.  Wrap up Christmas and support our community by..,  SHOPPING AT HOME THIS YEAR !  This message  brought to you by  ^~��THE SUNSHINE -  Coast  The engine for a Stearman airplane, another of Bill Thompson's restoration projects underway  in his workshop. janc seyd photo  Thompson, "One is you don't  see too good flying straight  ahead, like you do with the 180.  And the other is getting in and  out of it. The float is underneath  it so you have to lean way out  as you climb in."  In fact, the technique for getting both plane and passenger  into position is somewhat  unconventional. The top wing  of the airplane has a trapdoor  with a sling inside, which is  hooked onto a boom on the  dock. Then the 2360 lbs of airplane is lifted into the water. To  bring the passenger on board,  Thompson says he's found it  easiest to get people from a  skiff onto the wing of the airplane, and then into the front  cockpit.  'I couldn't tell you  how many hours  or how much  money. When  you've got  something you 're  interested in,  you don't worry  about either.'  So far his passengers have  included "whoever wants to get  in the front," says Thompson.  "Anybody who shows an interest and wants to go and is there  at the right time just gets in. It's  $   $   $   *   $  Interesting Collection of made ^  in India 5rass for special Christmas giving  ���Unique Collection of silver pieces  ���Used Christmas Toys  ���Brighton's  COLLECTABLES  #4 - SS22 WHARF ROAD, SECHELT   885-6200   ��iji X-W j f. ������;:��,��; �� j g, >  OL'Sfc  OlXJE.Xi.m.1  OPEN at NEW location  5522 Wharf Street, Sechelt  Gorgeous Fresh Christmas Wreaths  and Handmade Crafts  Dried Flower Arranging Classes  and Supplies  'IT! "8 i9"8 �� MBjatafc  Looking for that  ftXb   affordable outfit?  Why not try..  "The Corner Closet"  Wo hav* a good sotoction at roaoonaMo prlcos  689 Hwy 101 (opposite Seaview Place)  Hours ��� 10:30 ��� 5:00, Mon - Sat  886-8078  always been that way with all  our airplanes."  The first flight, on October  13, took place around Pender  Harbour and lasted about 20  minutes. "And no 1 wasn't  scared," says Thompson. "It  was just another airplane I  guess." Apart from having to  figure out some of the technical  details like synch and landing  speed for himself, says Thompson, "They all pretty well fly  the same."  Since then, the Nelly has  flown down to Sechelt in the  south and up Jervis Inlet in the  north. He managed to log three  and a half hours on it. And then  he ran out of good weather.  Thompson says Pender Harbour  residents can expect to be seeing a lot of the plane next summer though. "Everybody pretty  well knows it here now."  Thompson, who's had his  pilot's license since 1960, says  he's been interested in flying  ever since he was a kid,  although he's never flown commercially or with the military,  and is a tugboat captain by  trade.  "The water and the air are a  lot alike," he says. "Most people that go sailing usually like  flying and vice versa. Although  personally I don't care much for  sailing. I'm at the point in my  career now where I don't care if  I never see another wave."  There are several planes  being built on the Coast right  now, says Thompson, and the  owners tend to stick together.  "We're all in the same group, "  he says. "We hang out at  Sechelt airport."  Meanwhile, back in Thompson's workshop, another project  is beginning to take shape.  Among some extra landing gear  for the N3N, the technical drawings, and the can of Aircraft  Finish, a fuselage for a Stearman airplane sits waiting for  attention. The engine hangs  from a hook in one room and  wings for the airplane are suspended from the ceiling and the  walls.  And when he's done that,  says Thompson, "I want to do  another Nelly..."  r-  /Ai.  Ihnstmas comes tt  K Lone Star Gulch K  may A MUSICAL J J  4J %   December 15 & 16, 7 pm   \f ^  presented at  Gibsons Christian Life Assembly  730 School Road, Gibsons  Everyone Welcome - Free Admission  ;S*   Ll��-iifc 4'iJStH *J��.* J'- '.'. '  i..'.   s.x : i'l '.' ������ ^r_*.:,'ati��-J5-i  ��� -'���" f   ���::- i\';.:.S.'.i-- '.tt ��� '  'I  i&M k mi t_M�� it ���rm �� Coast News, December 9, 1991 7  news  Independent learning  gets top marks at Elphi  A new program at Elphinstone Secondary School is giving students a taste of  independent adulthood.  A selected group of Grade 9  and 10 students have embarked  on a course of learning that  allows them, to a large extent,  to set their own schedules and  decide on the way they want to  study.  "The idea is to encourage  independent young people to be  responsible for their own learning rather than have the teacher  being responsible," principal  Martyn Wilson told the Coast  News. "This idea is one of the  major philosophies of the Year  2000."  He said the approximately 25  percent of the students chosen  for the program were not necessarily the ones with the highest  marks, but the ones who have  the ability to work independently, "although," he added, "about  60 percent of the students chosen had an A or B average.  "What we're doing is taking  those students who are already  somewhat independent learners  and setting up a structure in  which they can learn better and  encourage the native abilities  they already have."  Wilson said the school hopes  to ultimately have as many as  two thirds of the students working in the independent program.  "My own feeling is there will  always be a proportion of the  students who need a highly  structured kind of supervision,  and many of these are the top  students. It's a matter of individual personality."  He said that English, social  studies, math and science are  being taught under the new system, which the students themselves have named 'The  Students' Own Study'.  A certain number of classes  are compulsory, but other than  these 'demand' classes, the students are free to not attend the  other classes if they wish. This  means the teacher has more  time to give individual instruction to those who want or need  it.  Wilson said parents were  consulted before the students  were chosen and most were  enthusiastic, though a few were  dubious. Tests and teacher input  completed the assessment process.  "It's been interesting to see  the reaction of the teachers,"  Wilson said. "Some of them  weren't sure it was going to  work.  "They'd go into a class and  look around and then come  back and say, 'they're working!  And nobody is supervising them  or telling them what to do!'  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For your contribution of tree dollars  ($3.00). the members of the Rotary Club  of Gibsons, will pick up your tree the  Saturday morning after New Years's.  The trees will be taken to the Gibsons  Recycling Depot at the Sunnycrest Mall,  shredded and returned to the earth.  You can purchase your t'ree dollars  ribbon from NRS Gibsons Realty, Gibsons Building Supplies, Super Valu,  and Ken's Lucky Dollar any time. Just  tie your free dollars ribbon to your  tree and leave it at thr toot ol your  driveway the Saturday .titer New Years,  before 10:00 a.m  Pick up will be all streets from YMCA  Road in Langdale. through Gibsons to  the Cemetery turnoff. These will be  picked up automatically. Roberts Creek  trees will be picked up on the roadside  of Lower Road to the end of Beach  Avenue and along Highway 101 to  Flume Road.  You are invited to deliver your tree to  the Recycling Depot at Sunnycrest Mall.  (Tree dollar contributions gratefully  accepted.) 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"WE'RE WORKING FOR YOU"  ii' Street, Sechel  885 r>858  1(1 Marine Drive, I  886 4626  More protests at  Sechelt hearing  by Stuart BumsMs  The owners of Tideline Logging and Marine were back at a  Sechelt Public Hearing Dec 3 protesting a contentious new by-law  that could place aesthetic controls on their property.  Tideline owners Dohrn and Rose Bosch had the support of numerous other Wharf Streel property owners attending the hearing, many  of whom challenged council to defend various portions of the by-law,  22-16.  Property owner Stan Anderson protested a segment of the by-law  requiring parking for a given business to be placed behind a building  or lo be screened front public view if parking wasn't available at the  rear.  He noted that a large number of people avoid parking behind  buildings because of potential vandalism to their vehicles and pointed  to Sechelt's growing vandalism problem as proof those fears were  justified.  Property owner Bill Copping said it was unfair for Sechelt Council  to make decisions regarding what was an "aesthetically pleasing  design" for commercial businesses.  "You are taking control..." Copping told council, "you have no  right to tell people what they can do with their land."  Property owner Harvie McCracken said property owners should be  allowed to "creatively" deal with their own property and said the proposed by-law "sounded very dictatorial."  McCracken also expressed concern the new by-law would lessen  Wharf Street property values by placing perceived restrictions on  property uses.  Another property owner, Tom Lamb, said the goal of most property owners was to build buildings that would attract customers, not  repel them. He said businesses could do ihis only within the bounds  of their respective budgets and shouldn't have their efforts curtailed  by council.  However, not all voices at the hearing decried By-law 22-16.  Sechelt resident Bob Williams said he agreed with council having  control over commercial structure design, but said the by-law should  be flexible, "not carved in stone."  Former Alderman Ken Short said he also agreed wilh Ihe idea of  development permits, saying he was concerned with keeping Sechelt  attractive.  "We must have some kind of control ovet the types of buildings  and Ihe way they are constructed," Short said. He called on council  not to issue any commercial building permits until something like a  "design panel" had been instituted to ensure the aesthetic acceptability of new buildings.  / m\ North  ^Oaks  767 North Rd.,  Gibsons, B.C.  26 ADULT ORIENTED  SINGLE LEVEL  TOWNHOMES  Phase .1 & 4  Now Starling  For more information  please call  Twin Oaks  Development Corp.  8864680  Church collects  for children's  clinic in Kenya  Money collected by members of the Seventh Day Adven-  tist Church in Wilson Creek  when they sing Christmas carols  for their neighbours will help  some children in Africa regain  the use of crippled limbs.  The church's development  and relief agency maintains a  clinic in Kenya for children.  Church member Jean Cleary  of Davis Bay said the money  collected this year will go  towards work by Canadian  physiotherapist Ken Hill and  other third world projects.  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At the December 3 council meeting Keith Windross, Bruce Gorman and Doug Spani of Gibsons Industrial Park Ltd. told aldermen  the delay in construction has meant their local contractor has been  forced to shut their site down and lay off his employees.  Windross and his associates said prior to the hold six months ago  their company had constructed over $100,000 worth of servicing  along Park Road as part of their industrial development project, and  had spent around $800,000 on construction.  They told council foundations for the fust phase 16 unit portion of  the project are complete and asked aldermen for a special consideration to adopt the rezoning by-law for their property. They wanted  council to instruct the building department to process a permit for the  first 16 units of the 48 unit project.  Windross reminded council his company had already paid  $111,759 in Development Cost Charges (DCC) and is now prepared  United recyclying effort envisioned  SCRD meetings discuss combining Sechelt, Gibsons depot operations  by Stuart lumsfdt  Coast recycling efforts could  be united in the near future,  including an SCRD attempt to  establish a recycling depot in  Pender Harbour to help replace'  the existing landfill.  SCRD Director Jim Gumey  told the Coast News that SCRD  plans to close the Pender Harbour dump involved establishing a recycling centte that  would transport Pender Harbour's recyclable waste to Vancouver.  He said meetings were  underway with the operators of  the Sechelt and Gibsons recycling depots to determine the  feasibility of combining portions of all present and future  recycling operations.  "It makes sense to try and  co-ordinate our efforts," Gumey  told the Coast News, "rather  than have everyone doing their  own thing."  The SCRD currently pays  the Gibsons and Sechelt depots  $15 a ton for the waste they  recycle - about 30 tons each per  month - because it's material  that won't be added to the  SCRD landfill.  . The Sechelt and Gibsons recycling depots don't  presently have any ties to each  other beyond the service they  provide.  The Sechelt depot is owned  and operated by Shop Easy and  was opened about two and a  Gibsons Recycling Depot supervisor Jeff Collins demonstrates  the work ethic that makes his depot a success.  half years ago as a community  service. All expenses are paid  by the store except the $15 per  ton the SCRD started paying  last January.  "This isn't a money-making  operation," said Shop Easy's  manager Neil Clayton, "we only  make money on cardboard and  newspaper. We don't get anything for glass, mixed paper or  tin."  Clayton said most of the  recyclable waste was transported to Vancouver in trucks  owned by his store, and noted  the demand by recycling companies wasn't great enough for  them to provide their own transportation.  "Transportation   is   the  biggest deterrent to recycling in  small communities throughout  the province," Clayton said.  "Getting things to the Vancouver markets is costly."  The Gibsons depot is another  story. The depot was started by  SCRAPS (Sunshine Coast  Recycling and Processing Society), a non-profit organization  that has looked to the government and community for the  funding necessary to get the  centre started.  SCRAPS President Bernard  McGrath said his organization  received a grant for three years'  worth of funding from the Environmental Partners program of  the federal government to get  started.   He said it was "one  time funding" with the amount  decreasing annually.  "The idea being that, at the  end of the three years, we can  fund ourselves," McGrath said.  He added he is optimistic the  depot will be more or less self-  sufficient when the federal  funding ends.  McGrath said his organization works closely with Super  Valu. The store pays half the  wages of the SCRAPS employees working al the Gibsons  depot. The store also paid for  the depot's bailer that prepares  the recyclables for transport.  In addition, Howe Sound  Pulp and Paper (HSPP) supplied  $6,000 for the purchase of a  new transport trailer.  Both the Gibsons and  Sechelt depots said there have  been problems with their operations.  Arson committed recently at  the Sechelt depot has forced  Shop Easy to change the hours  of operation from around the  clock to between 9 am and 5:30  pm. Sechelt also reports problems with people mixing their  recyclables into improper bins.  "We can't afford lo re-separate everything," said Neil  Clayton, " and it's too much  expense for the recycling companies to go through either."  McGrath said the problems  at the Gibsons depot centred  mainly around fluctuations in  market prices for recyclables.  Budget juggling  for school board  byJanaStyd  An unexpected budget shortfall means some new financial juggling for the school board.  . According to recent figpres, the school board will spend approximately $200,000 more than originally anticipated this year, mostly on  extra staffing costs. This means the money will have to be trimmed  from other areas to make the numbers add up.  School Board Secretary-Treasurer Tim Anderson said the extra  costs came mainly from staff required to work with Special Needs  children who are severely handicapped or austistic or have similarly  serious disabilities. Originally, the board had anticipated being able to  make budget cuts in this area, he said, but need on the Coast turned  out to be too great to do so.  The budget shortfall will be made up by trimming money slated  for areas of administration, individual school budgets, and maintenance costs. Any maintenance that is absolutely essential will still be  completed, said Anderson, but there will be less money available fot  discretionary spending. There will also be reductions in the money  available fot supplies and equipment replacement.  Meanwhile, in another issue concerning Special Needs Education,  the school board has sent a letter to Victoria requesting approval of  its budget for another category of Special Needs, which includes services to'children who are mildly mentally handicapped, need rehabilitative therapy, or have behavioural problems.  According to a recent provincial government decision, school  boards cannot budget less for Special Needs programs than they budgeted for the same programs in the previous year's budget without  special approval. Anderson said a reduction in the need for a number  of special counsellors in the district accounted for the lower figures in  this year's budget.  As a final note, with the repealing of Bill 82, Anderson said teachers in the district could expect retroactive payments to cover salary  levels established by collective bargaining in their paycheques before  Christmas.  Elphinstone  Secondary  News���  Elphinstone Cougars (Senior Girls' Volleyball) would  like to thank the following organizations for their  support of our team this season:  Roberts Creek Legion  Gibsons Rotary Club  Video Etc.  Gibsons Building Supplies  Puchalski Contracting  Sunco Printing  K & E Towing  Home Hardware  School District #46  The team achieved 13th place in the province.  to provide legal undertaking not to hold the town liable for failure to  issue additional permits before satisfactory resolution of servicing to  the site.  "We were caught in the original hold last June. We just want to get  on with the first 16 units," he said. "We don't expect the project to be  finished until May, so we won't be putting a drain on the system until  then."  Replying to a comment from Alderman Margaret Morrison that  the company should not be required to pay the DCC at this point,  Planner Rob Buchan said the cheque had not been cashed.  "There are a number of other projects lined up," Buchan added.  "Lifting the ban on one could mean we'd be challenged by others and  we could conceivably be faced with a potential 500 units, which  would put a serious drain on the infrastructure."  Council voted not to accede to the developers' request. "There's  no question this has gone on longer lhan expected," Mayor Eric  Small said to Windross, "but you realized the risk you were taking.  "From theown's point of view, the risk would be even greater. We  are making progress. Hopefully this will not go on much longer."  OPEN HOUSE  Sunday, Dec. 15, 1 - 3 pm  607 PINE ROAD-$218,900  Impressive private split level family home on 2.76  acres. 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, airtight, large den, oak  flooring in foyer, custom oak kitchen, formal dining  room and much morel Quality built by owner.  KATHI WEBSTER ��� 885-7870  GIBSONS REALTY LTD.  Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons 886-2277  ���J^     CUSTOM GIFT BASKETS     '^  &.     CHRISTMAS STOCKING     &  ��V, (FILLED WITH GOODIES) IV,  CHOCOLATES  "��� (ASSORTED SIZES IN GIFr BOXES)  LOTTERY     ~~t��?    -j,  STOCKING STUFFERS  &��*�� 4 ft  Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons  886-8823  *a  Quality Farm & Garden  Supply Ltd.  mmmmmmmmmm  Your Y?ar Round Garden Centre  Trtftt  Christmas Trees  Lots of cut trees  Douglas Fir & Pine  LIVE TREES  NORWAY SPRUCE  IDEAL ADDITION  LANDSCAPING  I��� GIFT IDEAS FOR VOUR FAVOURITE GARDENER  POINSETTIAS - INCLUDING  WICKER BASKET ARRANGEMENTS >��f��  CHRISTMAS CACTUS, CYCLAMEN  AND MANY MORE  Great Gifts For Your Pets  atlas OFFICE SOLUTIONS LTD.  P IT Up FQR cv\RlSTM4r  ^fl/tc/ Christmas Fun Sale ��� Dec 14th  >"L. - \   T0ts .12 yrs ��� Shop for Gifts for Mum & Dad  5t - $1.50 Wrapped  twtp ttto  Gibsons  Oaetfti  KID'S ELECTRONIC LEARNING GAMES  BY TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  too  LISTEN & LEARN  SOUNDS, NURSERY RHYMES  FARM ANIMALS  ��^%2b*  15  ��� TOUCH AND HLl  ��� MATH AND CO  . TALKING ZOO  SUPER SPEAK AND MATH  25  CHRISTMAS  COPY PAPER  On Fri. Dec 13th and Sat Dec 14th The Festival of the Written Arts will be  selling their Poinsettias at atlas too in Gibsons  |    cltlaS OFFICE SOLUTIONS LTD. -  atlas one atlas too  BANK OF MONTREAL BLDG.  5511 WHARF ST. SECHELT  885-4489 ��� 885-4M6 (FAX)  CIBSONS PARK PLAZA  1100 HWY 101, CIBSONS  88M989 ��� 886-4878 (FAX)  ..�� aX^LM *JA ai ��. m  maaa^mmmm  mmm  ������ * ���> '�����*.-.   *��� ���'���       I   t-   V ���:    "  Mtf 10  Coast News, December 9,1991  news  Sparkle, Sparkle season bright.  Maybe there Ul she snow that night,  A sunshine Christmas etched in love,  a With peace below and stars above.  * ���  * *  With diamonds shining 'neath the tree,  A gift from NOVA from me lo thee,  So sparkle, sparkle diamonds bright,  Iill be a NOVA Christmas, green or white.  Diamonds from NOVA  \ \ / / /  Trail BaY Mall. Sechelt  885-2421  BJ fWT mm)  Local bookstores get geared for  Christmas: what's hot, what's not  *-s   Down Quilts, Pillows  & Bedding by  doniodown  quilts^?  Place your order before Dec. 12th  for delivery before Christmas  and receive  20% off  R���Fl��CTIOnS  Bed and Bath Collection  5670 Cowrie St, Sechelt        885-4893  byJaiMStyd  Move over, Chuck Cook, it's  December and the Great Canadian Book-buying season is  upon us.  The combination of long  winter evenings and the hunt for  Christmas presents is once more  drawing people to their local  bookstores to browse along the  shelves, glance over dustjackets  and flip through a few pages.  And while Mr. Cook, a Tory  MP who last month claimed  Canadian books weren't good  enough, might be surprised at  Ihe popularity of Canadian literature here on the Coast, he'd  likely be even less pleased  about some of the subject matter.  Federal politics is hot this  year, the local booksellers are  saying. And it's not exactly a  love-in.  From Capital Scandal by  Rob Fife and John Warren,  through Mel Hurtig's Betrayal  of Canada and The Quick and  The Dead, by Linda McQuaig,  this season's bestsellers reflect  the growing conviction that  something is indeed rotten in  the state of the nation.  Local readers are evidently  taking their political dissatisfaction seriously though. All of the  books are fairly hefty hardcovers, with the mother of all political tomes, the controversial  Mulroney: ihe politics of ambition by John Sawatsky weighing in at over 550 pages and a  price tag of $34.95.  "People are sick of him,"  says Dale Burns of Sechelt's  Books 'n Stuff, "but they don't  know what to pinpoint, so  they're reading these books to  find out the reasons for what  they're feeling."  All of which is bad news for  the country, but good news for  sales.  Typically, about one-third of  ***  "T.  YOU BE THE.  JUDGE  People say you can't judge a book by its      I  cover. But when it's the NRS Catalog of      "  Homes, you can be sure of one thing. This  book features over 20,000 NRS listings  across the country.  The NRS Catalog of Homes is a bestseller  because NRS gives it free to the home  buying public. When you're buying  selling, that's good to remember.  or  NRS, National Real Estate Service. There  are many national real estate companies,  but only one National Real Estate Service.  Judge for yourself.  GIBSONS REALTY _  Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons, B.C.  886-2277 or toll-free 682-1513  fax 886-3753  Some of the books available for Christmas this year at local  bookstores. Jane Seyd photo.  all annual sales for local bookstores are made in the month  from the end of November until  Christmas.  In addition to books of political woe, local buyers are also  interested in reading about people and places close to home  this year. Books about British  Columbia are another group of  hot sellers, and include everything from coffee table books of  colour photography like Coastal  Wildlife by Bruce Obee and  Tim Fitzharris to Joe Garner's  new book on the forest industry,  Never Under the Table.. One of  the most popular books is  Ragged Islands: A Journey by  Canoe Tlirough the Inside Passage by Michael Poole, which  chronicles a three-month summer journey through the BC  waterway.  Books by local Coast authors  which are attracting attention  are quite substantial in number  this year as well. From Howard  White's Leacock award-winning Writing in the Rain to L.R.  y% You will receive a very special  ^Km gift when you make your move  aALUED  with Allied... and it's FREE!  The Careful Movers  When you make your move with Allied, in addition to quality  service you will receive your personal "SEARS WELCOME HOME  MERCHANDISE SAVINGS BOOK" that can save you up lo 25**. Oil  the regular price on merchandise you will need when you move  into your new home. ,, ���     .. ......  J (all now? lor ynur INH.  no obligation eitlmite  Pender Harbour  customers  please CALL  COLLECT  LEN WMY'S TRANSFER LTD.  Custom Packing, Storigt, Local * Long Distinct Moving  HWY. 101, GIBSONS 886-2664  Wright's new mystety Fall from  Grace, in which the body of the  local librarian washes up on the  beach of a Sunshine Coast  town, local buyers seem content  to leave Tom Clancy to federal  members of parliament in  favour of more immediately  inspiring material. (Another  popular mystery is the true story  Fatal Cruise: The Trial of  Robert Frisbee by Vancouver  defense lawyer William  Deverell about the shipboard  murder of a wealthy widow  with a champagne bottle featured as the murder weapon.)  This year too, readers seem  lo be rejecting a larger environmental movement in favour of  local activity in cultivating their  gardens. The Twelve Month  Gardener: A West Coast Guide  is in, but green guides aren't as  popular as they have been in  recent years. "I think everyone  bought one and figured they did  their bit for the environment,"  says Bev Shaw of Talewind  Books in Sechelt.  Books about Native culture  are also popular, from perennial  favourites featuring the art of  Roy Henry Vickers to the newly  released Black Canoe, by  Robert Bringhurst and Ulli  Steltzer, about Haida artist Bill  Reid. Also, in a new collection  of essays, In Celebration of Our  Survival, Theresa Jeffries of the  Sechelt Indian Band writes  about "Sechelt Women and Self  Government."  The price of books is not getting any cheaper, though. In the  past year, the price of an average book has gone up, says  Dale Burns, from about $24.95  to $29.95 for a hardcover.  "That's quite an increase in one  year," she says.  Typically, the price of books  these days can range anywhere  from $6 or $7 for a pocketbook  or $10 for an average softcover  to $60 for a large coffee table  book like this year's The Sacred  Earth by Courtney Milne.  Despite the increase in  prices, says Burns, traditionally  bookstores still do well in bad  economic times. "Books make  really nice gifts," she says, "and  they're not that expensive compared to other things."  According to Statistics Canada, total sales of books by  Canadian writers increased by  15.5 percent between 1988-89  and 1989-90. Total Canadian  book sales were $536 million  for 1989-90.  Meanwhile, the verdict on  how this year stacks up is still  out for local booksellers. Says  Dale Burns, "We'll have to wait  until the end of December."  THIS WEEK AT  fc_TL  SUNNYCREST MALL  PRESENTS  "Don we now our gay apparel"        Wjj*  A Festive Fashion Evening       """'  Join us for a free holiday wardrobing workshop at 7:00 & 8:00 pm  Guest Commentator: Jean McKelvie West Coast  Fashion & Advertising coordinator for Eatons  Continuous Free Makeup Demonstrations   From 5 pm to 9 pm   r13<  "I'm Dreaming of a  Green Christmas"  r14  Tips on how to have an environmentally friendly  istmas ��� Performance by The Raging Grannies at 1  Christmas  pm  "All Creatures Great and Small"   ���*?��  Pet pictures with Santa ��� Bring your pets to have  I their pictures taken with Santa ��� All proceeds to the SPCA  f1B���  "Make the most of everyday and shop the Mall way!"  a* ��� HIGHWAY 101 UPPER GIBSONS, B.C.,,  *P��tilmtJksM9N\  -Sf^rAAV  ������   ' U -���-'i.* .C'^t  i{  a\'J.' id\ v.'jiW.*    ^ Coast News, December 9, 1991  11  community  fcyttomCoipir  "I am touched by the  humour, the openness...through  these stories I remember some  of my own."  This quotation from Martha  Scales' foreword to Reflections  , a collection of reminiscences  by seniors at the Kirkland Centre in Davis Bay, underlines the  spirit of the book, a spirit of  sturdy independence and a zest  for life.  Reflections has been produced by the Sunshine Coast  Home Support Society with the  help of a Challenge 90 grant  and, of course, the cheerful  cooperation of the seniors.  Michi Stevens, a 1990  Elphinstone grad, was  employed by the society to  gather the reminiscences of the  seniors.  Along with the photographs  by Hajo Hadeler, the lively recollections of the seniors makes  a fascinating book to read and  refer to.  The Sunshine Coast Home  Support Society in this commendable project has added  another volume to our library of  histories of the Sunshine Coast.  Their board of directors  acknowledges with gratitude the  work of Vicki Wynne, "who  started the ball rolling," and the  perseverance of Mary Puchalski  in "bringing the dream to  fruition".  Space limits reference to  individual anecdotes but here  are just a few:  Irene Duff has vivid memories of what happened to her in  the Halifax explosion of 1917  when she was just eight. She  saw "one little girl flying out  the school window..." and of  being very cold trying to shelter  on a woman's porch. "It snowed  three feet that night after the  explosion". Later she found out  about the two ships, loaded with  explosives, colliding and  exploding, and the destruction  and death that followed.  Recalled by others: riding  the freights as many did in the  30s; the Fraser River flood of  1948; delivering telegrams by  push bike; doing washing for 12  children by tin tub and washboard and then drying the  clothes indoors because of the  rain.  Eva Oliver tells of a gathering of all Vancouver's school  children to greet the Prince of  Wales (later Edward VIII)  where she was selected to sing  for him, and "he asked me to  sing another one".  Isabella Merrifield recalls  her childhood days in the coal  mining town of Cumberland  and the strike that began in  1912 and lasted four years.  "When Premier Bowser sent the  troops in, that is what really  broke up the townsman against  man, cousin against cousin."  Throughout the book the  reader gains a sense of those  times of the 1920s, and earlier,  and on through the Depression  and WWU. There was firm family discipline and respect for  one another in the family; very  little money and hard work to  get that; long-lasting marriages  for most; often only a few  years' schooling and then to  work.  Apology  List week approximately 300  copies of this week's Wool-  worth's flyer were stuffed Into  last week's paper.  Our apologies to the members  of the public affected and to  Woolworth's management.  Going Away  on Vacation?  Your Secret's  SafeWtthUs  Une your cam it hunt wtth us.  M/AnbmlCvc  Mull dental ut* foewifdtai  Moor PbntMd Yard MaMtnam  HcpbrHoaeCfctdtorUvHuSente  CALL SHARON 885-2228  imported  Holiday Gift  Chocolates & Cookies  VARIETY M, FOODS  The BIGGEST Little Store in Gibsons Landing 886-2936  Kenan MacKenzie of the Sunshine Coast Equestrian Club, Bear Landscaping, Azimuth  Excavating, and Mackenzie Excavating Ltd., all donated their time and equipment to  help the White Tower Medieval Society build a new parking lot and path at their park  located behind the Gibsons swimming pool. Joel  Johnstone  photo  When Shopping for the  Women on your list...  Remember  y has the  largest variety of  women's clothing  ...Lingerie  Sleepwear  Housecoats  Dresses  Sweaters  Blouses  Jackets  Pants  Skirts  Scarves  Socks  Exercise Wear  Purses  Accessories  FII1ING FASHIONS FOR LADIES  Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt  LEVIS*  MEN'S SUB  RED TAB  JEANS  Reg. 24.60 gst  1903  GST inc.  SALE 2/<  GST Inc.  33% OFF  SELECTED  CRYSTAL  Great assortment for  gift giving or for your  home.  POT OF  GOLD  CHOCOLATES  450 gram.  Reg. 9.99 gst inc.  GST Inc.  c/w on-screen  programming,  infared remote  control, quick  programming.  Reg. 278.19 gst me.  sale23333  GST Inc.  DANISH  BUTTER  COOKIES  500 gram  Reg. 2.99 gst inc.  GST inc.  SAVE  ON WABASSO*  OR HERITAGE*  FLANNELETTE  SHEETS  SANYO  20" COLOUR  TELEVISION  Remote.  Reg. 499.99  GST inc.  GST inc.  BOY'S  SWEATERS  Good selection  to choose from.  Reg. 16.99 gst me.  GST inc.  SAVE  33%  ON ALL  WILTSHIRE  KNIVES  llfA%A%|mm.A%MAi|m   STORE HOURS: This Fri., Dec. 13 open until 11 pm  mVI9WIIVOrilt Mon.-Thurs. 9:30-6; Fri. 9:30-9; Sat. 9:30-6; Sun. 11-5  ������-'���'^���'U l**at-4\'etAttXJiiA  mm  mumui  fifiH^MNAi  mmaoaa 12  Coast News, December 9,1991  community  Reflection^  Bath CoUectioffite  Get. Ready For The Holiday  Season By Giving Your  Bathroom A Lift. Come And  View Our Selection Of Royal  ^ffg. Velvet, Colour Coordinated Ba%^/  mmm  life  ��5*.  tajtf  9  i3s�� ,  'VO(y\  M -  Fashions By Fieldcrest.  Jp/tiMeresf-  5670 COWRIE ST., SECHELT  7/w  l?<?S3  .ill  885-4893  m  ^lllrs'  ���tfflfc  SYLVIA ���  !fiVPltM(��&&. ViflESHi? -*'"**" ��� ���  l^fTfnSHtiwEffv: -V ..        .  'roMlr^'^T.L-'.j���la' i>' Ml a  '��B1u  r^Jlfe3��Wp^fty^^, ji  il^KsmSSeVP  Make the Sylvia part  of your Vancouver adventure...  Double From $58  Featuring "Sylvia's Restaurant & Bistro"  ...Overlooking Vancouver's English Bay  On the Beach at 1154 Gilford 681-9321  ���W-3M1  The medical uses of marijuana were aired on Channel 9's  TV show 60 Minutes Sunday,  December 1. On this news program a doctor's son was receiving chemotherapy for leukemia  and experiencing such severe  nausea from the treatments he  threatened to quit them. He was  losing too much weight. After  smoking marijuana before one  treatment, the son felt calm and  experienced no nausea after the  chemotherapy. Continuing to  smoke marijuana bought on the  street by his mother, the boy  found his pre-treatment nervousness and tension replaced  with a feeling of relaxation, and  the post treatment side effects  disappeared. The doctor presented his son's case to hospital  officials. The response was the  drug is illegal.  Many doctors support the  medical use of marijuana, especially for cases of asthma, glaucoma, nausea from  chemotherapy, and migraines.  60 Minutes stated that in the  USA the paperwork involved in  obtaining federally approved  prescription marijuana for  patients is so lengthy, doctors  find it impossible to pursue.  Rather, some suggest buying it  on the street and risking arrest.  Drug companies are working  to isolate active ingredients, but  the drugs or similar synthetic  ones are expensive (ie. $600 a  treatment) and work no better  than smoking a marijuana  cigarette. Drug companies are  eager to keep marijuana illegal  because they can make no  money on patents if it isn't.  at     -**   .    '     .     '*  A     ' '   '������.  aim.-.  t  V                   ���  i   "    -   ..   .    -V  -*-  ��� "' >���:. -'  %���  ** ���  A    I  'a                                              "  ^  4P  Rockwood  Centre  lit  the  Christinas  lights  tor  all  the  kids  and   kids-at-heart  December 6. Ruth   Forrester   photo  Looking for a  unique gift?  Gift Packages:  Ja\t Sea Kayaking  ~Introductory Class  Sechelt Inlet Toura am  Specials on Rentala T  21/2 Day Wilderness Toura  'Touts Continue on all lairwealher days  throughout ths winter'.  886-9760  SUNSHINE KAYAKING  A resource centre for ocean kayaking  The book The Emperor  Wears No Clothes documents  early American Medical Association support of marijuana's  medical uses. The book is available through Peter Light at 886-  8527.  Quick notes  Thursday, December 5 saw  an organized protest in Roberts  Creek against the laying of pipe  through the community with no  plans to service it with natural  gas. The pipe that has been laid  down Roberts Creek Road and  davis bay news  Lower Road is a high pressure  pipe not suitable for residential  service. In order for this community to get service, the roads  would have to be dug up again  and a low pressure pipe laid  next to the present pipe. Now  this area is growing fairly  quickly. For Roberts Creek to  be inconvenienced, as it has,  only to be used as a corridor  between Gibsons and Sechelt  with no thought of delivering  gas to Roberts Creek residents  is a slap on the face.  Here is an invitation to all  Roberts Creek scouts, cubs,  beavers, guides, brownies and  their families to join the RC  Beavers in the first annual  Christmas Swim. It is Friday,  December 20 from 7 to 8 pm at  the Gibsons Pool. Tickets available from your section leader or  call 885-2282.  The library will be closed  Tuesday, December 24, Thursday, December 26 and Tuesday,  December 31 for the holidays.  Of Jw*MIIW SlWMWIi  COTTRELL'S MARINE SERVICE  The Sunshine Coast's Newest  Dealer For EVMRUDE Outboards  December is another busy  month demanding our attention.  The Community Association  meeting on December 10 is  hosting Santa Claus - don't forget your donation to the Elves  Club. The winners of the raffle  sponsored by the association  are: J. Russell, the doll's crib;  Pat Roose, the photo album.  Davis Bay Elementary  School is holding its annual  Christmas concert on Wednesday, December 18 at 7 pm.  They're such fun, aren't they?  The last day of school is  December 20 and it doesn't  reopen until January 6. What a  nice long holiday!  Margaret Phillips wishes to  convey Season's Greetings to  everyone from all volunteers at  the Davis Bay/Wilson Creek  Library. She is happy to  announce that close to 100 new  books have been added to the  library this year. Please drop in  and see our new selection.  Christmas Memories  With another Christmas  looming, it might be fun to take  time in the next few weeks to  recall some past Christmas  memories. If you have a special  one, give me a call. Remember  Japanese oranges at 95 cents a  We're out to meet you!  Meet with JOHN CAWKER  on Tuesday, December 10, 1991  At the BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE  205 - 5710 Teredo St., Sechelt  To arrange an appointment, call 885-1959  A Federal Business Development  Bank representative will be  paying your community a visit  in the next few days. Call  4&i  COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS  NdwiiBuiinMi  aammaatrm   ,  today and arrange an appointment to discuss financing and  '*r management services (counselling, planning and training).  ��� CanadSa  box? Trees with no lights?  Spencer's Toyland Train? A  Christmas Carol on the radio  Christmas Eve with Lionel Bar-  rymore as Scrooge? Fresh  turkeys? (no frozen ones in  those days) Remember?  Teddy Bearettes, Jenny and  May, are celebrating their birthdays this month - have a good  one, girls!  Winter Revue Fun  The Sunshine Choristers'  Winter Revue at the theatre on  Saturday night was great fun.  There was something for everyone: singing, dancing, magic,  comedy and a reading of A  Child's Christmas in Wales by  John Saunders. A lot of time  and effort went into this produc-  tion and everyone who was  involved should be commended.  A special tip of the hat to Joan  Scales, the director who devotes  so much of her personal time to  the group.  There are those who may  wonder what contributions do  ladies auxiliaries really make?  The L.A. to the Royal Canadian  Legion, Pacific Command, have  just donated $100,000 to the  new Women's Health Centre at  Shaughnessy Hospital. That  represents a lot of time and  effort by an awful lot of  women. Stand up and take a  bow!  Please take time this week to  take time for yourself.  Express the warmth  of the holidays  Celebrate this joyous  season with the FTD*  Reindeer Basket" ^  Bouquet.  Or the FTD*'  -   Season's Greetings'  Bouquet. Jusi call  or visit us today.  MARINE REPAIRS AND  ACCF SSORIF S  BOAT HAULING  PRESSURF WASHING  COTTRELL'S  MARINE SERVICE  886-3005  Ann-Lynn Flowers  5654 Dolphin St., Sechelt  885-9455  (Across (ram the RCMP)  IMmijM @  .iMt.MK*m��"P      ��� ��np  r<s jfjrjfc> 4 V;r.r  ���'"'' " '^���'ryi^-.r/vv'^'. Coast News, December 9, 1991 13  community  Book lovers browsed to their heart's content at the Festival  of the Written Arts Book Bargain Bash at Rockwood  Lodge. Rose Nicholson photo  sechelt scenario  a��� M ��� n ii ��� ��� .1 uuu  M5-33M  Sechelt is aglow wih Christ-  >mas cheer. All the store win-  ' dows on Cowrie Street are  looking their very best for the  season. From the old-fashioned  Christmas card look of Sechelt  Hardware's window to the  understated elegance of Shadow  Baux, to the magical decorations in Trail Bay Mall, it's  clear: the festive season is very  much upon us. By now, Rockwood Centre will have added to  the magic by switching on the  lights in the garden. We should  all try to take a moment and forget the great hunt for the perfect  present for great-aunt Eugenia,  or whoever, and just enjoy looking around us, like children do.  Writers Meet  The Suncoast Writers' Forge  will be holding its Christmas  Bash on Wednesday, December  11 at 6:30 pm in the diningroom  of Rockwood Lodge. A great  deal of fun is always the order  of the evening at these 'meetings'. A help-yourself supper is  laid out (there's always lashings  of food) and then maybe a few  games are played. No doubt  there will be talk about the writing contest underway now with  the deadline of February IS,  1992. The contest is open to  Sunshine Coast residents as  well as 'forge' members. For  more information about the contest, contact Ruth at 885-2418  or Kelly at 885-5516.  Hospital Auxiliary  St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary, Sechelt Branch, will be  holding its regular monthly  meeting on Thursday, December 12 at 1:30 pm in St. Hilda's.  Take a little time out from the  rush and join them for their  Christmas party.  halfmoon bay happenings  by Ruth Forrester,  885-2418  lt is becoming quite pleasant  to drive along Redrooffs at  night now that folks have started to put up their Christmas  lights. Residents can look forward to a delightful event which  happens every year when children from the neighbourhood  ride along in the firetruck and  sing carols. This will happen on  the evening of December 23, so  make a point of flashing your  lights to greet them as they  pass.  Something else to look forward to is the annual Christmas  concert at Halfmoon Bay  School. This year there will be  two performances on Thursday,  December 19, one at 6 pm and  another at 7:30 pm. Fire regulations allow only a certain number in the gym, thus there will  be the two shows. It is hoped  parents with their little ones will  take in the early show and leave  space for those of the general  public who always enjoy this  evening so much.  Once again Janet Amberg is  producing the show. Theme this  year is 'The Phantom of Christmas Past', or 'Mrs. Claus' Mid-  Life Crisis'. Such titles should  have you in suspense until the  evening of December 19.  Welcome Beach  It is quite disappointing to  learn that the Welcome Beach  Hall will not be quite ready for  cither Christmas or New Year  celebrations this year. The usual  setbacks in the time schedule  have held up construction a bit.  However, it should be ready  fairly early in the new year, ut  which time there will be appeals  out for help. It is hoped lhat  members will turn out to lend a  hand with the big clean-up  which will be necessary. Apparently the renovations are a great  improvement with which members will be very pleased.  Fresh Poinsettias  The Festival of the Written  Arts is once again receiving a  shipment of beautiful fresh  poinsettias just in time for  Christmas. They will be available at the new store across  from The Dock in Sechelt, at  the new Wilson Creek Plaza  and at Atlas Too in Gibsons'  new plaza.  You will be supporting the  festival as well as adding beauty  to your home when you select  the one you like.  Dates for this sale will be  December 13 and 14 only, from  10 am to 4 pm.  Remember  II your're going lo  gamble with your  Septic Tank  a flush      ItW  is better  than a  full  house!       \    V   */  lor septic tank pumping...  Bonniebrook  Industries  886-7064  ask lor Lucky Larry.  CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY  (Formerly (Jilisons Pentecostal Church)  School Rd, opposite RCMP  Sunday School 9:45 am  Morning Worship 11:00 am  Sunday Night  Evening Service 7:00 pm  PHONE: Church Office 885-7107  All Are Welcome  Affiliahnl wilh the Pentecostal  Assemblies of Canada  THE UNITED CHURCH  ,OF��ANADA,  Sunday Worship Service  CIBSONS  Glassford Road-11:15 am  Sunday School -11:15 am  ST, JOHN'S  Davis H.iy Ko.nl and  Simpkins Ko.id > 9:30 am  Sunday School - 9:30 am  Reverend Rett Ramsey  Church Telephone Bllfi-23 11  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  SOCIETY  in Greenecourt Hall  Medusa St., Sechelt  Sunday Services  11:00 am  A Warm Invitation To All  For information please call  BBS-2S06 or 885-3688  ROMAN CATHOLIC  CHURCH  Mass Scttcduhi  SATURDAY  5:00 pm St. Mary's, Cibsons  SUNDAY  (1:45 am Indian Church  9:45 im Holy Family, SerMt  11:40 am St. Mary's, Cibsons  CONFESSIONS  Isl & 3rd Sal 4:00 ��� 4:30 pm, Sechell  2nd & 4th Sal. ��� 4:30 ��� 5:00 pm, Gibsons  Telephone 6B5-9526  ST. BARTHOLOMEWS  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Hwy. 101j at North Rd. ��� 886-7410  Serving Gibsons & Roberts Creek  Wednesday- 10:30 am  Worship H Bible Study  Sunday- 10:30 am  Parish Family Eucharist  Serving Gibsons A  imvJofcerftCree*m>.  The Rev. Esther North, Rector  CHWRpH  Sun- ItiXttm  Sl...liilil,l,..Seidell  MB  /it limes  liW. ��� Tijofmtttr, o/fice  .1 OWE����(J3MOTl  MttS-74ltl'P.VfWtt.:OAIS)7t);  iJ*Vi*'in CrUHei  &  ANGLICAN  CHURCH  OF  CANADA  St. Hilda's, Sechell  B:00 am ��� 9:30 am  St. Andrew's, Pender Harbour  It :30 am  Wt [ttmdA Warm Welcome To AH  885-5019  Rev. lone Maffin  Rev. Dan Gilford  GIBSONS COMMUNITY  FELLOWSHIP  Welcomes You To loin Us  In Sunday Worship  ChUdrara Progress        10:00 am  Prayer 10:00 am  Morning Worship Seivice  10:45 am  Wednesday 7:00 pm  599 Gower Poinl Road  Mt-7049  Pastor Monty McLean  SPCA  A donation to the SPCA, in a  relative or friend's name, makes  a nice Christmas gift. It helps  the SPCA in the very caring and  special work they do, it benefits  some poor hapless animal and it  takes the heat off you. Not bad.  You may send your donation to:  Box 2094, Sechelt, BC,  V0N3A0. Also a reminder that  it's not a good idea to give  someone a pet for Christmas.  Most people like to choose then-  own puppy or kitten, when they  decide they want and are ready  for one.  Sechelt Public Library  On Monday, December 9. all  volunteers of the Sechelt Public  Library are invited to the  Christmas party/meeting at 1  pm at the library on Trail  Avenue. For more information  call Diane at the library at 885-  3260.  Christmas Tree Sale  The Sechelt Beavers and  Cubs will be selling Christmas  trees outside Trail Bay Mall in  Sechelt, December 14 and IS.  Trees will be on sale from 5 to 9  pm on the Friday evening and  from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday.  If you missed Santa last Saturday, don't worry. He'll be at  the Trail Bay Mall again on  December 14 and 21.  UBBAHES  Gibsons & District  Public Library  Hours:  Tues. 9:30-5pm  Wod. 9:30-5pra  ThuB. 12:3()-8pm  Sal. 9:30-5pm  STORYTIME: Wed. 10am  Now Delivering  Christmas Cards  A BCAA membership is the most thoughtful  card you can give.  nimimiiiiiiymM  Purchase a new primary membership & get an  Associate membership FREE!  ML SlWCOWt RQDMCm Ltd. v*0&'  ^���^ Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons 886-2000  Hours:  Tues.  Weds.  Thurs.  Fri.  Sat.  Sechelt  Public Library  IO:30-4pni  10:30-lpm  10:30-7pm  I-5pm  10:30-4pm  We deliver family, Iriends  <& parcels!  ���IU!U,ll|IU:UIJ,lN|al:IW  SnTOWW Flag Stop DAILY DM.V DAILY  Lv.' Vancouver 8:30  4:30  6:30  Horseshoe Bay 9:30  5:30   7:25  Langdale 10:05  605   8:05  Hopkins 10:08   6:08   8:08  Granlhams 10:09  6:09  8:09  Gibsons 10:10 6:10 8:10  *  Upper Gibsons 10:15  6:15   8:15.  Roberts Creek ���  6:20  Wilson Creek 10:35   6:40   825  Davis Bay 10:38 6:43  8 31  Seima Park 10:40  6:45   8:32  Ar. ���  Sechell 10:50   6:50   8:50  Maverick  Coach  Lines  Schedule #16  Sunshine Coast  ���33���  STATKMfor Flag Slop     tMN-SAT DAILY DAILY  Lv." Sechelt 11:00  Wakelleld 11:05  " HallmoonBay "11:25  Secret Cove 11:30  Middle Point  Madeira Park  ��� Kleindale  Earls Cove  11:35  11:45  11:55  12:25  9:00  9:05  9:15  9:20  9:25  9.30  9:40  10:20  Soke��� Bay        1:10 11:05  Lang Bay 1:20 11:15  Ar. ��� Powell River        1:40 11:40  FJ&fttstFost!  PARCEL EXPRESS SERVICE  Parcel express is carried on all  schedules, offering last, frequent,  daily seivice at the lowest rates. For  complete information and rates call  Lv '  Powell River  Lang Bay  Saltery Bay  Earls Cove  '   Kleindale  Madeira Park  Middle Point  Secret Cove  "   Halfmoon Bay  Wakefield  Ar.'  Section  Lv.*  Sechelt  Seima Park  Davis Bay  Wilson Creek  Roberts Creek  ���   Upper Gibsons  Gibsons  Granthams  Hopkins  Langdale  8:15 4:30  8:45 4:45  9:25 5:30  10:10 6:15  10:30 6:35  10:40 6:45  10:45 6:50  10:50 655  "10:55 7:00  11:10 7:05  11:20 7:15  7:20 11:30 7:30  7:23 11:33 7:33  7:25  11:35 7:35  7:27 11:36 7:36  7:40  7:55 11:55 7:55  BOO 12:00 8:00  8:05 12:03 8:03  8:07 12:05 8:05  8:30 12:25 8:20  Gibsons 886-7742 ��� Sechelt 885-2217  Powell River 485-5030  Horseshoe Bay     9:05    1:00 9:00  Af.'  Vancouver 9:45    1:45 9:45  'Parcel Express Agency Points  "To Hallmoon Bay via Redrooffs Road  Dots not operate Christmas & New Yew's Day  NOTE: All buses to and Irom Roberts Creek will be  routed through Beach Avenue 4 Marlene Road  MAVERICK  PARCEL  EXPRESS  ^  WE HAVE MORE THAN  SLIPPERS  Come in and enjoy a hot cup  of apple cider and check out  our extensive selection of  GIFTS for everyone on your  HOLIDAY LIST  ALL PRODUCTS ARE MACHINE WASHABLE  ��� Car Seat Covers  ��� Seat Belt Covers  Steering Wheel Covers  ��� Car Wash Mitts  ��� Glove Box Dusters  FRKF, (JIKTWRAPIMM,  Willi IH'KCHASK  SUNSHINE COAST  SLIPPER FACTORY  5522 Wlmil Street  Seclielt  885-7413  Open 7 days a week  till Christmas  Mon - Sat ��� lOfiin - 530pm  Sunday ��� Noon - 5pm  .-*-*��.!.  e- J >���  �� * .  ^bMittttsas  A-^*^A-*-~>..-t~...*-r,   .  .,,...-.,-���.;��� 14 Coast News, December 9, 1991  ^ Bring in the  New Year at TordTim  I JulimtIiiwh  Our special New Year's Eve menu:  Pacific Shrimp Cocktail  Galantine of Duck,  Orange Chutney  Cream of Roast Yams & Shallot  Strawberry-Champagne Sorbet  Stuffed Fillet of Sole  with Snow Crab & Scallops,  Dill & Pernod Sauce  (IT  Filet of Lamb a la Florentine  wrapped in Spinach & Puff Pastry  Roast Cornish Came Hen  stuffed with Wild Rice & Mushroom  Iced Bombe "Marie Urizard"  Why not make a night of It and stay over...  Rooms from $115 (double occupancy).  New Year's Brunch available.  Dinner served from 6 pm till 10 pm  $35 per person (Gratuity & CST not Included)  Book now for reservations 885-7038  Ole's Cove Rd., iust north of Secret Cove on Hwy. 101  community  SHOPPING  %enmar  'Draperies  &  NEEDLECRAFT SUPPLIES  3H.I-2274  DINING  A.  BUILDING  SUPPLIES  IIOMl liar.  Id IIDINt.  tbNTRl  SS)')S5I  Put) i Witrrtmnt RMliuunt ��� Moonye  AlrChartcn - Ftafilng Charim - Fine Ittntih  Pub Restaurant  883-2674 883-9919  MARINE SERVICES  HARBOUR  BOATTOPS  883-2929  Tops, Tarps b Covers  Upholstery & Repairs  FOODLINER  Check our flyer  J   MARINA  PHARMACY  883-2888  'John Jienrij's  MARINA  TOTAL SHOPPING  7 DAYS A WEEK  All Chevron Products  883-2253  TAFFY'S  Family Clothing Store  & Lotto Centre  10%OFF FOR ALL SENIORS  Madeira I'ark Centre  MADEIRA  MARINA  883-2266  RECREATION  Pender Harbour  Golf Course  Visitors Welcome  1/2 M. North of Garden Bay Rd.,  Hwy 101 883-9541  Pender;  Harbour  Legion  Branch 112  Members & Guests  Always Welcome  Telephone 883-9632  potf  Pender Harbour's ONLY  Full Line Sporting Goods Store  Francis Penensula Place  Corner ol Sunshine Coasl Hwy. i  Francis Peninsula Rd. 883-2763  CONTRACTING  MOBILE HOMES  NEW AND USED  INSTANT HOUSING  883-9338 OR 580-4321  CALL COLLECT  p.nj,, tu,i��.u,. Bi     881-2610  LIVE BAH ��� TACKLI SHOP  CONVENIENCE STORE  HAIRDRESSERS  Pender   Harbour   High   School   volleyball   is   really  something to jump over (or under).      Dave Pelrascu photo  egmont news  oy Lynn rmm  M3-11M  Here 1 sit tucked away in the Fraser Valley, feeling somewhat  alien, although 1 spent my leenage years here (in those times you feel  like an alien anyway). I'm here on family matters and that's the reason I'm not prowling around the 'mont', but am instead surrounded  by shopping malls and fast food joints. I've been in close contact with  a Coast connection though, and I hear all's well; the Backeddy's still  serving great Fish burgers, all the beach bums have headed south, and  it's raining as usual.  Environmentally friendly cloth bags for sale  One new item: Maureen Griffith has a company called 'Green-  leaP, which is selling handmade cloth bags of cotton and jute. The  reason behind these bags is you can now avoid the use of plastic bags  while shopping. She has bags of all sizes for sale. Whatever you  would use plastic for, she has in cloth. Maureen has starter kits, or  you can buy individual bags. They are a great gift idea too! Please  contact Maureen for more information.  Community meetings - make your voice heard  There's the Egmont Community Club meeting on December 11,  Wednesday evening, and it really makes a ilifference if we attend  these meetings. Your voice gets heard out front, not behind the  scenes. Again I will remind you of the Ladies' Tea Bake and Craft  Sale on December 13.  See you next week.  police report  "FUN & GAMES"  NOW in Madeira Park  The "Madeira Park Fun House"  featuring the world's {irsi 3-D Holographic video game.  Challenge your skills for our GRAND PRIZE  Mountain Bike or $100 Gift Certificate  ��� POOL ��� VIDEOGAMES  ��� SNACK BAR  Play Bingo? Have Kids?  Leave them in a supervised  atmosphere at the FUN HOUSE!  The following events were  reported by the Sechell and  Gibsons detachments of the  RCMP:  Shots Fired  During the early morning  hours of November 22, an adult  male fired three shots from a  high calibre rifle in the 700  block of Highway 101. One  man has been charged with  careless use of a firearm under  tlie criminal code.  Body discovered off  Coast  On November 23 at approximately 1140 hours a report was  received by the Gibsons RCMP  of found human remains floating at a location approximately  one mile offshore from the  propane lanks in Roberts Creek.  Identification found on the  remains associated it lo a missing person reported in March of  this year. The investigalion is  ongoing by both Gibsons and  North Vancouver Detachments.  There are no indications of foul  play at this time.  Miss Sunny's  IIAIII HOITiyiK  K83-2715  SERVICES  ROOFING  Tar fi Gravel, Shakes, Shingles,  Metal Roofs, Torch On, Duroids  883-9303  Peninsula Power  & Cable Ltd.  High and low voltage power lines  Outdoor Sub-Stations  883-2218  Cert. 7111  Ray Hansen Trucking  & Contracting  Gravel, Clearing  Septic Systems  883-S22S  Hugh W. Jones  LAWYER  883-95215  PENDER HARBOUR  CHEVRON  Complete Auto Repair  24 HOUR TOWING  883-2392  Pender Harbour  Realty  883-9525  PAX: 883-9524  Break Ins and Theft  Between the ISth and 16th  of November, a local business  vehicle was broken into on  North Road and a number of  items that would be used in the  electrical trades were taken.  On November 30, a trailer  situated on Hanbury Road in  Roberts Creek was broken into  and several tools, a brass ship  and a remote control truck were  stolen.  During the early morning of  December 2, there was an  attempted break and enter at the  Roberts Creek Store.  On November 26th, during  the 5:30 pm sailing BC Ferries  from Horseshoe Bay, an RCA  camcorder was taken from the  cafeteria on board the ferry.  Vandalism  Between November 24 and  November 29, a number of  vehicles were vandalized in the  Gibsons area. The acts of vandalism included smashing windows, slashing tires, and  scratching paint on the vehicles  and took place at night near  both the ferry terminal and government wharf.  Overnight November 28/29  vandals also kicked several  boards off a fence between the  Sunshine Lodge and the Manse  Apartment complex.  Hit and Runs  Several vehnicles recently  suffered hit and runs. These  include: a red Subaru parked at  Sunnycrest Mall ovenight on  Nov. 26/27; a green Oldsmo-  bile parked in the 700 block of  Hillcrest Road on the evening  of Dec. 1; a brown Honda  Accord parked at the YMCA  Hall in Langdale on the evening  of Nov. 30; and a blue Toyota  Four-Runner parked near the  Gibsons Post Office on Dec. 4.  Also, at approximately 6 pm  November 25, a grey and black  Chevrolet pickup truck suffered  a hit and run accident while  parked near Ken's Lucky Dollar  store in lower Gibsons. The  offending vehicle may be an  older model green pickup truck.  RCMP in Gibsons believe a  man and his son may have witnessed this hit and run and ask  that they contact the RCMP in  Gibsons al 886-2245.  Anyone with any information about these incidents is  requested to contact the Gibsons  or Sechell RCMP, or  Crimestoppers at 886-TIPS.  Disabled parking being  abused  Disabled parking areas in our  community are being abused.  Those not entitled are using  these designated parking areas  and leaving disabled persons al  considerable disadvantage and  inconvenience.  PRINCESS LOUISA  TOUR  DEPARTS EGMONT  DEC. 28 -10 AM  IDEAL  CHRISTMAS  _^_      GIFT  IPELAGIA TOURSI  FOR RESERVATIONS  L CALL 883-2280  ���    .-��...���/���-- .���.-.* 5. * Coast News, December 9, 1991  15  li.  community  golden lifelines  by Joyce Ostry  There are many people in the Seniors group who give of themselves fully in everything they do and so in this column, from time to  time, mention of them will be made.  Mel Neelands is a quiet man who gets things done. He is a carpenter by trade and with his tools he has put in many hours doing what  carpenters do in the new seniors' building. He is there frequently to  work on his special project. Behind the new Seniors Centre is a patch  of green that extends from the rear of the new building to the rear of  the Capilano College building. Mel is cleaning out the refuse in this  area so that it can be used as a small park. Mel has been in charge of  scheduling events in the hall on Mermaid for the past two years. He  will be membership chairman for the upcoming year and will also be  serving on the board of directors. He'll do a good job of it-he always  does.  New cookbook  The kitchens of our membership are kept busy with cooking and  baking for Christmas. When you take your break, please take the time  to jot down those recipes for the upcoming cookbook; be sure to put  down your name as well.  harbour watch  Christmas dinner and New Year's party  Christmas turkey dinner will be held at the Sechelt Legion on  December 12 at noon. Entertainment will be provided by the 69er's.  Everyone will be included in the sing-a-long. Tickets for the New  Year's Eve party are available through Patti Miller at 885-7792.  These tickets are limited to 100 people so put in a call to Patti to  reserve a ticket. They are $12.50 per person.  New executive installed  The last meeting of the current Board of Directors was held  December 3. President John Miller thanked everyone for their work  of the past two years.  The new officers of Branch #69 will be installed on December 19.  Take time to come out and witness their installation and wish them  well.  The January executive meeting will be on January 2 at 2 pm.  Bingo will begin again on January 9. Aggravation will meet December 10 and again January 14.  No crafts on December 12, but there will be crafts on December  19 and then again on January 12.  So - see you at crafts.  by Jacalyn Wnctnt, 883-2840  Want a way to work off the  Christmas turkey? On Boxing  Day try three ball soccer. It's  possible wih any number of  people, old, young and in  between. We need three balls,  three whistles and three goalies  for each end. Bring your own  shirt for either the white or  coloured teams. The game will  be played at 2 pm on Boxing  Day at the high school field.  Here's your chance to gel some  exercise and have fun with  something different during the  holiday times.  TidBits  The Pender Harbour Library  will be closed from December  15 to January 7. The library  would like to wish everyone a  Merry Christmas and a Happy  New Year.  The Kenmar Knit and Sew in  Madeira Park will be the depot  this year for the Elves Club.  G.R.I.P. News  On November 27, the GRIP  group met at the high school for  its annual general meeting. The  group heard a report from the  three person fact-finding committee and elected a board. The  board directors are as follows:  Linda Gobale, Jay Hamburger,  Val Verall, Pat Thibodeau,  Michael Sargent and John Holl-  iday. Congratulations to those  elected. If you would like to  join the group or help out,  please feel free to contact any of  the directors.  Within the next month GRIP  should have some bins set up  for recyclable materials in a  convenient location for the  community.  Shop Locally  There are a lol of great bargains to be had by shopping  locally in our area. Pender Harbour has many gift ideas ranging from boat rentals to sewing  needs, lighting fixtures to video  games, stuffed animals to massages, gumboots to gumballs, so  take time to explore our community when you make out  your Christmas lists.  Pender Harbour and  Egmont Chamber of  Commerce  The Pender Harbour and  Egmont Chamber of Commerce  will be hosting a New Year's  dance to raise funds for the  chamber. The dance will be  held on December 31 from 8:30  pm to 1 am., in the community  hall in Madeira Park.  As The Tide Changes  This is a good time of year to  place your moisture beads in  your motor home or boat. They  may be purchased at any of Ihe  marinas.  Christmas card buffs - hard  to believe but one year Werner  Erhard sent out 62,824 Christmas cards to loved ones. That's  a lot of stamps.  Welcome and good luck to  Ed and Stevie Paskar on their  new move to our area. Until  next week - be good to yourself.  if-   Give a Book |f$  The Gift That Lasts  Check out our MUSIC Cassettes  COAST BOOKS  Gibsons Landing 886-7744  NEW BABY?  If you didn't receive our  GIFT PACKAGE  at St. Mary's Hospital, please call  Rosemary Cook 885-5821  Notice Board  SUBMISSIONS WIU BE  THURSDAY, .'IIH1H  FOR MONDAY  Deadline for submissions is Thursday noon (for Monday distribution)  Oil-going submissions will be deleted after 3 weeks unless a specific renewal request is made.  Wc reserve the right to edit submissions for brevity  All submissions should refer to non-profit events of genuine community interest  The Sunshine Coast News  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10  Everyone Welcome. 2nd Annual Pender Harbour  Christmas Showcase. School Choirs, Bands,  Community Choir and more.  Post Natal Clsss 7-9 pm Sechelt Health Unit.  Everyone Welcome. To register call Sue Lehman  885-7930.  Organ Recital. St. John's United Church, 7:30 pm.  Guest Organist Mr. Anthony Bestebroer  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11  West Hows Sound Electors' Association (Area F)  General Meeting. 7:30 pm, Langdale School.  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12  St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary, Sschslt Branch,  regular monthly meeling. 1:30 pm at St. Hilda's. Join  us tor a Christmas Party. Bring a friend.  Christmas Tras Sals by Sschslt Beavers and  Cubs - Fri., Dec. 13. 5 p.m. ��� 9 p.m., and Sal. Dec.  14,10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Outside Trail Bay Mall.  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13  Sschslt Msrsh Socisty Mssting will be held at  Greenecourt Hall, 7:30. The Audubon Christmas  Bird Count, Dec. 14, will be discussed. Guesl  Speaker: Barry Booth, UBC Dept. ol Forestry.  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14  Ths Sunshins Coast Choir ol Cspilsno College  presents Jossph Handel's Ths Messiah, Saturday,  Dec. 14 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, Dec. 15 al 2pm, al  Chatelech High School Gym. Tickets al door. $10  Adults, $8 Seniors t, children under 12.  C.A.M.E.O. Singles Club - Lunchson, 1:00 p.m.  For inlo call Denise, 886-3321 or Mary. 886-7825.  Do your Chrlstmss Shopping at Roberls Creek  Hall 11am ��� 3pm. Some tables available phone Jack  885-3381 or Jeanette 885-5512. Dec 14 and 15  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15  Come join Ihe Church Choir lor an evening ol carol  singing. Qibsons Unltsd Church, Glasslord Rd.,  7:30 pm.  You are invited to attend an open meeting chaired by  the B.C. Coalition ol Motorcyclists, Sschslt  Seniors Hall, 5691 Mermaid Streel, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Topics: Motorcycle Salety & Awareness, ICBC  Rates, B.C. Ferry Rates, Off- Road Riding, Rider  Training I Education. We need your input. For  into., call 885-7570.  Christmas Comes to Lone Star Gulch. Come and  enjoy this musical December IS and 16 at the  Gibsons Christian Uie Assembly, 730 School Rd,  Gibsons, at 7:00 p.m. Eveiyone Welcome.  Pet Pictures courtesy of Ted Peters, Photographer.  Sunnycrest Mall - 11am to Spm. $6 baking table,  Dog Sweaters, etc. Proceeds to S.P.C.A.  Sunshins Coast Peace Committee invites you to  its Annual Christmas Pot Luck Supper, 5 pm at the  Community Use Room, Roberts Creek School.  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20  Gibsons Yacht Club Annual Christmas Carolling  Light Psrade, 1830 hrs. (6:30 pm), Irom Gibsons  Harbour to Langdale to Gibsons Harbour. 885-4519.  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25  Chrlstmss Dinner at Anglican Church, Hwy. 101,  Gibsons, 1:30, Carolling, presents, play.  Price:  $5.00. Tickets sold at Gussy's in Mall.  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31  New Years Eve Dance presented by the Pender  Harbour and Egmont Chamber of Commerce. DJ,  Party iavours, light buffet, door prizes. Tickets $15 at  Mountain View Service, P.H. Chevron, Oak Tree  Market and Marina Pharmacy. Inlo, Bobbi 883-2833  MISCELLANEOUS  The lights will be on al the Wsals every nighl 6 pm to  10 pm from Dec. 12/91 to Jan. 1st/92.  To put your craft fair or cultural event on the  Community Calendar al the Arts Csntre, phone  885-5412. Fridays.  Olds Fashioned Mincemest Ssls. $4.75/kg.  Proceeds lo L'Ecole Pass-Partout. To place an  order, call 886-8029. Frozen tart shells available.  Qibsons Pioneer Mussum's winter hours: Monday  thru Friday 10am - 4 pm, Sat and Sun 1 ��� 4 pm.  Wheelchair accessible, located across from Post  Ollice. 886-8232.  Totem Lodge - Everyday is visiting day at Totem  Lodge. Visit the pioneers ol your community.  Plastic Pom Poms lor weddings, parades �� parties,  elc, 20t each. Made by Sechell Sr Citizens, proceeds to the new Seniors' cenlre. Phone 665-9392  or 885-2585.  The Parent Tot Drop In program al the lollowing  locations: Gibsons: Mon. Wed. Fri in United Church  Hall Sechell: Mon. at St Hilda's Church Hall. Davis  Bay: Tuesdays in Wilson Creek Com Hall. Time:  9:30 to 11:30 al all locations Fee: $3.00 per parent  and child. Family rate $5.00  Folk Dancing at Roberts Cieek School, Community  Use Room. Every Tues 7:00 ��� 9:00 pm. Fee $3.00  Drop In, everyone welcome.  Music syllabuses havs been distributed to music  teachers re. the Sunshine Coast Music Festival,  entry deadline Feb. 15. For Inlo.: call Betty Allen,  886-2324, or Barb Caltanach, 865-5444.  MONDAYS  Sunshine Coast Breast Feeding Support Group.  Informal drop-in meetings on the lirst Monday ol  each month. Lulnda, 886-4502 or Wendy, 885-2950.  Seniors' Branch 69, Carpet Bowling, Mondays 1:30  pm. Exercise with Joan Frembd Mora. A Thursdays  ���11-12.  Overeaters Anonymous 7:30 pm. Holy Family  Church Hall., SecheH. Phone 885-2108 or 886-4781  tor details.  Adult Children ol Alcoholics or Dysfunctional  Families meet at St. Mary's Church Hall in Gibsons,  7:30-9.  TUESDAYS  First Tuesday ol every monlh, local art rental A  ssles at Sunshine Coast Art Centre Open 2-6pm.  Coffee served. Original works by Sunshine Coast  artists for sale or rent; any donations of unused  frames gratefully accepted. 885-5412.  Lite Drawing 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Sunshine  Coast Arts Centre, if you are interested, please call  885-4611  Sexual Abuss Survivors Group , 7 lo 9 pm al the  Aclion Society Olfice. Contact Deborah, 885-5680.  Qibsons Tsble Tennis Club plays every Tuesday, 7  - 10 p.m. Elphinstone Secondary School Cafeteria.  For more information, call Jim at 886-2775.  WEDNESDAYS  Badminton every Wednesday evening, 8 - 10 p.m.  at Elphinstone High School Gym. Admission: $3.00.  Drop In.  THURSDAYS  Birth Control Clinic al Coast Garibaldi Health Unit,  494 S Fletcher. Gibsons Thursday Irom 7 lo 9 pm.  Everyone welcome, no appointment necessary.  "New Beginnings" Is a social group lor widows and  widowers (and other experiencing loss) which meets  every other Thursday afternoon at Ihe Sechell Health  Unit, date) Call 885-5164.  3C'a Wslght Loss Support Group meets every  Thursday evening, 8:45 lo 8 pm at the United  Church, Glasslord Rd., Gibsons. Inlo: 886-7159  Seniors' Brsnch 6��. Exercise with Joan Fremb  Mondays s Thursdays 11-12.  Adult Children ol Alcoholics or Dysfunctional  Families meet at Ihe Action Centre in Sechell, 7:30 -  FRIDAYS  United Church Thrill Shop In basement ol church  off Truman Rd., open Fridays. 1 to 3 pm.  Squsrs Dancing - plus level 8:00 pm, Seniors' Hall.  Sechelt. Info 886-7495.  SATURDAYS  Meditation - Rockwood Centre. 7:30 p.m. 'Getting  Together In Spirit  SUNDAYS  The Sunshins Coaat Stamp Club meel 7:30 pm 1st  and 3rd Sunday at Sechelt Library. Phone 885-3381  or 885-7088. Open lor all ages.  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GIBSONS marina  Foot of Prowse Road, Gibsons Landing ��� 886-8686  ��� ������  *^ ������**���* *  &**  ��������*���-..  ��� --a  at*   a*.    - a*-   _-_ 16 Coast News, December 9,1991  \I  'RONTRUNNERS  \  I' ��������� ������  GIBSONS  PARK PLAZA  SATURDAY, DEC. 14th  Women's Air Trainer  T W LITE  REG   $109.98      ^jj $ 79"  I Men's Air Trainer  ELOW  REG   $109.98  SAlt $7998  0M  FR**  NIKE T-SHIRT  with Purchase o/ANY  NIKE Shoe  .  ���li   p����������eaaaamamatam  LICENSED GOODS  HATS, T-SHIRTS, SWEATS  JACKETS  ALL ZUBAZ SHIRTS  REG. $24.98  SALE $17.99  Grand opening day only  f\c  %l*l  Reebok  Women's  VENTILATOR  REG   $99.98 $^E$C098  I Men's Air  SA**  neirs Mir ���- 1MI)I  g����� A ma* Aim mm  PUMPDL$8998  REG $139.98  F��*f  REEBOK BEACH  FANNY PACK  with Purchase 0/ ANY  REEBOK Shoe  886-4830   Gibsons park plaza,  Monday - Thursday Warn   6pm;  Friday Warn   9pm; Saturday 10am - 6pm  ....;-.   ��� - -��� Coast News, December 9,1991 17  second section  Retirement and Insurance Planning Since 1982  ��� Retirement  Planning  ��� life & Disability  Insurance  ��� Employee Benefit  Plans  ��� L K Chambers, CLU  ��� 886-9111  ��� Toll Free:  1-800-663-2051  Muiuil fwds acton with  Ml Crop of lands Hi  CHAMBERS  Pre-Christmas Sale!  10% Off Everything  In The Store  'Big Elf Rob Buchan and the Elves Club received a big helping hand from Gibsons Mayor Eric Small, Miss  Gibsons Oarian Seed, Gibsons second princess Kelly Thompson, and a wide variety of artists and volunteers at  this year's Elves Club Telethon, December 7. Joel   Johnstone   photo  Coast Elves Club helps in spreading  Christmas joy to less the fortunate  'sp;eciaj  WI WILL BE  CLOSED  raOM DEC. 34  TILL  JAN. 3  (INCLUSIVE).  HAVE A  HAPFT  HOLIDAY  %mmar %nit &Siio  Madeira Park  Next to the Post Office  883-2274  by Stuart tumid*  It's that time again, what we  in this culture refer to as 'the  giving season'. Gifts will be  bought or made, cards will be  sent, families will unite in spirit  if not in body, and all around  good cheer is considered  mandatory.  But what of those for whom  the good cheer is a mere  facade? For many, Christmas is  the loneliest and most depressing time of the year.  Enter the Elves Club.  Every year on the Sunshine  Coast the Elves Club picks up  where circumstance leaves off.  There are many people living  here, in this most beautiful of  places, who aren't privy to the  joys and magic the holiday season is reputed to bring, the most  basic ingredient of which is  food.  As of December 6 there were  some 250 families or individuals requesting a Christmas hamper of food from the Elves  Club, with more requests pouring in daily.  "Last year we ended up with  about 350 people receiving food  hampers," Elves Club mediator  Jacquie Braun recalled, "but it's  too early to tell for this year."  Braun said the number of  requests can vary wildly from  year to year but, like Santa  delivering presents, all those on  the list receive their food.  She said many of die recipients, a large percentage of  Elves Club volunteers in action, uonauon depots are  located at Sunnycrest Mall. Gibsons Park Plaza and in  Sechelt at Pastimes Toy Store. Joel Johnstone photo  whom are elderly, don't make  the request for help themselves;  a worried friend, neighbour or  relative notes their need and  places them on the list.  "We don't ask a lot of questions," Braun said. "If you end  up on the list we assume you  need the food."  Whenever possible, the  Elves Club delivers gifts to the  families as well, for adults as  well as children,   "it's not  much," admits Braun, "but we  do what we can."  And what the Elves Club can  do translates directly to what  the public is willing to do during the Christmas season. The  "Club" relies almost totally on  volunteer efforts and donations  to make this a happier time for  everyone possible.  Braun says that while there  has yet to be a shortfall of funds  or food, people's view of the  club is changing and there is  some worry about the number  of new members.  Membership, she points out,  only requires a donation equivalent to a penny a day for a year  - $3.65 - plus a donation of  food,  'fA lot of people are simply  donating a cash amount in lieu  of food," Braun said, "and not  taking out a membership."  She said memberships are  important to the organization's  status with the government and  are available to everyone.  "We have little kids who  come in sometimes with 365  pennies," she said. "They  become members."  The Sunshine Coast shows a  lot of community spirit when it  comes to helping, said Braun,  and includes donations from the  general public through to business executives, and from organizations like the Royal  Canadian Legion.  She said the Gibsons Legion  had recently turned its bingo  operation over to the Elves Club  and that it had accounted for  some $10,000 in revenue for  this year.  Anyone wishing to help the  Elves Club with time, money or  food this Christmas may contact  a representative at 886-2380.  mShow Piece Gallery^  Remains in Gibsons Landing  Come In For Many Gift Ideas...  ��� Hand Crafted Gifts  ��� Jewellery ��� Cards  ��� Candles ��� Stained Glass  ��� Art Supplies  SShow Piece Gallerym  280 Gower Point Rd.    886-9213  Show Piece Framesi  is now located in  Wilson Creek  to serve you better  Wilson Creek Plaza  ���  885-9215  mfiarmmimA%i ���**'*��� ��� "'ii.11 |jHHM>|  w** ^tse wen  The Sunshine Const Choir  of Capilano College presents  The Messiah  Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.  Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.  Chatelech High School Gym  Conducted by Lyn Vernon  Accompanied be The Sound Waves Orchestra  Soloists  Arline Collins, Soprano  Donna Gastland, Soprano  Verna MacDonald, Alto  Edo Boersma, Tenor  William Kelly, Bass    _, .  Tickets al the door  $10 Adults  $8 Seniors & Children under 1  THE SUNDOGS' style of music is your good old Rock V Roll as well as "R & B". Their play list  consists of Black Crowes, ZZ Top, Rolling Stones, B.T.O. and George Thorogood, to name just a  few. The Sundogs have given two successful appearances at Vancouver's Commodore Night Club  ud will be playing three concert style performances it Elphie's Cabaret next Thursday, Friday  and Saturday, December 12,13 and 14.  ADVHTtUMINT  ,^^^Mi  ��_...-,   -~ ���-.���^��,��� T' 18 Coast News, December 9,1991  leisure  Book Now  for Your New  H      Year's Celebrations  JmT Our Delicious FoodCannotBe Topped  ^K���� Cull Tix%!  %\W^ creek foods International  ll GOUdMCTTOGO-ROBOITSCllEIK ��� 885-7411  DELI PISH CAPE  The Boathouse  Welcome to the Boathouse, just a ferry ride away in  beautiful Horseshoe Bay.  Our regular menu features a selection of  tried and true favorites...and our DAILY MARKET  SHEET offers an ever changing variety of the finest  quality seafood from the West. East and Gulf Coasts  as well as a variety of other specialities.  Dinner is served after 5:00 daily, and be sure  to join us for our Sunday Brunch Buffet, 10:30 am to  2:00 pm. Our fabulous buffet has a hot and cold  selection to tempt even the most particular.  Featuring designer omelettes, flaming crtpes. Eggs  Benedict, Belgian Waffles PLUS a large assortment  of seafood, fresh fruit and dessert pastries.  We offer friendly service in a relaxed  atmosphere and fabulous mealsl If you have an  important rendezvous or a ferry to catch, please let  us know and we'll make the necessary  accommodations.  FAMILY DINING  Andy's Restaurant - Lunch and dinner  special every day. Every Wednesday  night is Prime Rib Night. House special-  tics include veal dishes, steaks, seafood.  pasta, pizza, Thai food and tots ot NEW  dishes. Don'! miss Andy's great Bninch  Buffet every Sunday from II am - 2:30  pm. Hwy 101, Gibsons, (,86-3388. Open  Sunday and Monday 11 am - 9 pm,  Tuesday - Saturday 11 am -10 pm.  The Boat House - Just a ferry ride away  in beautiful Horseshoe Bay, offering daily  choices of fresh and flash frozen seafood  from the West, East and Gulf Coasts as  well as a variety of other specialties. Join  us after 5 pm for dinner or for nur spec*  lacular Sunday Brunch, served between  10:30 am and 2 pm. Friendly service in a  relaxed atmosphere and fabulous meals  arc just some of the reasons you'll keep  coming back. If you have an important  rendezvous or a ferry to catch, please let  us know and we'll make the necessary  accommodations. For reservations call  921-8188. All major credit cards accepted.  Cafe Pierrot - Comfonable atmosphere  with warm, helpful staff. Homemade pastas, quiches and daily specials are all prepared with the freshest ingredients - both  healthful and delicious. Our whole wheat  bread and scrumptious desserts are baked  fresh daily, on the premises. Outside dining, take out orders for the beach and cap-  Eucino arc available. The Coasts 8  islro...as unique as the Coast itself.  Monday to Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm. Closed  Sunday. Teredo Square, Sechelt. Phone  ahead for your lunch! 883-9962.  Coast Club Cafe - Bright, open, casual  dining for breakfast and lunch. Fresh is  the order of the day for all of our menu  items. Big burgers, pasta dishes, Mexican  specials, sandwiches, salads and a variety  of daily features. With a European flair,  the Coast Club Cale offers dining at reasonable prices. Open from 6 am daily,  Join us for weekend bninch. 3319 Wliarf  Ave., Sechelt, 883-9344. Visa,  Mastercard and American Express accepted -seating tor 60.  Hald-A-Way Restaurant - Bring the  whole family and join us for greal dining  at the Haid-A-Way Restaurant in Gibsons  Motor Inn on Hwy. 101 at Park Rd. Our  fiicndly, helpful staff and warm, pleasant  almosphere will add to your enjoyment of  our excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner  menu, which includes a children's section. We're open Sun. to Wed. from 3:30  am until 9 pm, and Thurs. to Sat. from  3:30 am until 10 pm. Sunday our regular  breakfast menu is offered from 3:30 - 10  am. In addition we offer a fabulous  Sunday Buffet Brunch, II am - 2:30 pm.  featuring a scrumptious salad bar. with a  large selection of hoi and cold dishes and  desserts. Eal lo your heart's content.  Reservations 886-4501. 55 seats plus ban-  ::  quel room.  The Omega Pizza, Steak and Lobster  House - With a perfect view of Gibsons  Marina, and a good time almosphere, the  Omega is a people-watcher's paradise.  You'll often see Bruno Gerussi, former  star of the Beachcombers, dining here.  Menu includes pizza, pasta, steaks and  seafood. Steaks and seafood are their specialties. Banquet facilities available. Very  special children's menu. Average dinner  for two: $20. Reservations recommended.  Located in Gibsons Landing at 1338  Gower Point Rd. 886-2268. Open for  lunch Mon. - Fri., 11:30 - 2:30; dinner  daily 4 - 9 pm, Fri. & Sat., 'til 10 pm.  Village Restaurant - Cozy family style  cafe with an extensive menu featuring  special pasta dishes, steak and seafood  dinners. Come in and check out our daily  lunch and dinner specials or have breakfast anytime. Saturdays are Prime Rib  nights. Fully licenced. Open 7 days a  week, Mon. - Thurs., 7 am to 8 pm; Fri.,  Sat. & Sun., 7 am to 9 pm. 5665 Cowrie  Street, Sechell. 883-9811. Visa A  Mastercard accepted.  NIGHT ON THE TOWN  Creek House - Intimate dining and  European cuisine in a sophisticated yet  casual atmosphere. Wc serve rack of  lamb, duck, crab, clams, scallops, steaks,  also daily specials. Reservaiions recommended. Roberts Creek Road and Beach  Avenue - 885-9321. Open 6 pm. Closed  Mondays ft Tuesdays. Visa Sl  Mastercard. 40 seals.  The Wharf - Open for breakfast, lunch  and dinner seven days a week.  Breathtaking ocean view and sunsets  from every table. Continental cuisine and  seafood at its best. Sunday Bninch from 8  am - 2 pm. Fully licenced and air  conditio ned. Dinner reservations recommended. Hwy. 101. Davis Bay. 885-7283.  Lord Jim's Resort Hotel - a tranquil  view of Thormanby Island and ihe  Malaspina Straits sets the theme foi a  beautiful night out. Super friendly people,  fine international cuisine, comfortable  surroundings and good wine always add  up to make yours a night to remember.  Open For Dinner Only on Thins, Fri, Sal  and Sun from 6 pm to 9 pm. Reservations  requested, 885-7038, M/C, VISA and  AMEX accepted.  Backeddy Pub - Enjoy the natural beamy  of Jervis Inlet while tasting one of our  many homestyle specialties in the pub; or  the casual surroundings of our family  restaurant. Our "Skookum Burger" is a  challenge to the biggest apnelite. New  pub hours: Monday - Fiiday 11:30 -  11:30, Salurday and Minito) 11 to closing.  New kitchen hours: Monday - Friday  11:30 - 7:30, Saluiday and Sunday 11:30  to 8:30. Backeddy Pub - located 1/2 mile  nonh of Egmont on Maple Road.  Cedars Neighbourhood Pub - Great  food every day all day. Appetizers and  full menu along wilh terrific daily specials, available 'til 9 pm every night.  We're known for our greal atmosphere  and good limes. Sun. - Thurs. open 'til  midnight, Fri. St Sat. open 'lil I am. Visa,  Mastercard and reservations accepted.  886-8171.  Irvine's Landing Pub - Dinner menu  offers a variety of appeiiwrs and entrees  featuring local produce ami fresh seafood  in a relaxed selling wilh ocean view.  Average dinner fot two, $30 We're now  open Wednesday iliiough Sunday, 12  noon till 11 pm wilh our kilchen open  Itom noon till 8 pm. Pender Haibnur,  883-1143, Mastercard A Visa. Fully  licenced.  FINE DINING  Blue Heron kin - Enjoy the view of East  Porpoise Bay from your table at the Blue  Heron Inn, located on the waterfront al  Porpoise Hay. Relax and enjoy a superb  dining experience. Reservation are  required for dinner. Winter bOWS' Tues. -  Sun., Lunch 11 am - 2 pm, dinner 3 pm.  883-3847.  The Terrace at Bonnlebrook - The  Terrace at Bonniebrook, offers superb  West Coast cuisine in a picturesque and  relaxing lodge setting. We offer fresh  local BC food, expertly prepared In a varied menu of appetizers, entrees and  desserts. Follow Gower Point Road to  Ocean Beach Esplanade. Our hours are:  Fri., Sat., Sun., 5:30 - 9:30 pm. To book  special events, please call 8*6-2887.  EAT IN TAKE OUT  Emie a Gwen's Drive In - Take out, or  delivery. Pizza, dinners, salads, burgers,  chicken, desserts, drinks, ice cream. Free  home delivery within 4 miles, after 5 pm  only, on $10 minimum orders. Small  charge for orders under $10. Hwy. 101,  Gibsons. 886-7813.  TERMINAL  forest Products Ltd.  LOG  BUYING  STATION  Competitive Prices  CEDAR-HR-HEMLOCK  886-7033  The Sunshine Coasl Choristers put on a wonderful final showing at the Raven's Cry Theatre in Sechelt November  30 for an appreciative audience. Ruth Forrester pholo  Full house for  choristers show  by Ruth Forrester  There were no empty seats at the Raven's Cry Theatre last Saturday when Director Joan Scales presented a delightfully varied program featuring the Sunshine Choristers and guest performers.  The first selection of choral numbers saw the audience participating in a sing-along from The Sound of Music. This got everyone in  the mood for more and was followed by the Sunshine Coast's most  versatile and pleasing soprano, Arline Collins, with a solo from the  Desert Song . She was then joined by Len Headde in a duet from the  same musical with an added touch of comedy by Len, who also was  Master of Ceremonies for the evening.  John Saunders' reading from A Child's Christmas in Wales was  much enjoyed, as was the performance by local magician Jan Benda,  who amazed the audience wih his magic.  Soloist Alice Horsman can always be relied upon to add pleasure  to an evening of entertainment with her glorious voice and friendly  presentation. Alice was one of the members of the Sunshine Choristers when they started up some 19 years ago.  Under the leadership of Ronnie Dunn, a group of the gals performed a comedy song and dance routine from the 'roaring twenties'.  They were introduced as 'the Christmas Crackers', well named with  their colourful red and green costumes and a great hit with the audience.  The men of the choir did their share of comedy too when they  appeared with punk hairdos and outfits to sing 'I'm Too Old For  Christmas'.  A recently formed group of men known as 'The Barbery Coasters'  rendered a selection of barbershop songs and one of the group, Al  Harrison, accompanied himself on guitar in a selection of Irish folk  songs which pleased the audience.  Ronnie Dunn has made quite a reputation as the area's finest  comedienne, which is not an easy task, requiring perfect timing and  professional presentation. This she does each time she appears in concert. This one was no exception. Her character for this occasion was a  Scottish Guru by the name of Hochmaghandi, the Yogi from Sand-  boties. Try pronouncing these! She was complete with bald head and  sheets with a tartan sash, and seated on a table in what appeared to be  the lotus position. That is, until one of the crossed legs fell to the  floor, giving away the fact they were false legs, just giving the  appearance of that position. This little accident added to the fun of the  whole performance.  The grand finale was a selection by the choir of some  Broadway favourites.  One of the oldest members of the choir, Ruth Ronning, was pleasantly surprised when presented with a bouquet of flowers in recognition of her many years of singing with the Sunshine Choristers, being  one of the original members.  The Raven's Cry Theatre is indeed a pleasant setting for concerts,  especially for this type of entertainment.  There is one thing though which does have to be looked at, and  that is the traffic congestion when the huge number of vehicles are  leaving at the end of a full-house performance. Some kind of traffic  direction is badly needed for about at least the fust IS minutes after a  show. Perhaps the traffic department of the RCMP will help conduct  some sanity among drivers who are in a great rush to get going.  J PHOTO WRKS  "���^   is Stocked for Christmas  Nikon, Canon, Minolta, Pentax &  Fuji Cameras from $ Cf\00.  We Have A Large Selection of  Frames ��� Albums  Accessories ��� Used Cameras & Lenses  Christmas $0099  Studio Portraits   Jy  l��inn����mtaris  ��� lip lo im�� how at Mudlo now - 24 rtnm  - CMC* trf 5 IncMraiN ��� ft* Ml at vetnH  See us first  for all you  photographic  needs  reservations.  Selling limited  ssj-jtri  ��� Doors open at 8:00 pm  ' Party till the wee hours of the  Marty  Gillan  "Marty Gillan Is the besl male  singer In town, a beautifully  polished performer"  Usmatf a\*m*, VMCOUW MM  Join the Staff and  Management for Hew Year's  Eve at the  Garden Bay Pub  NATIONAL REAL  ESTATE   SERVICE  ��� Tkhets $35 each or $60 per  couple Includes dinner, bubbly  at midnight and  partyfavours  (  GARDEN BAY PUB  RECYCLING TIPS  GIBSONS RECYCLING DEPOT  Tin Cans  Tin Cans are actually 99% steel with a thin layer ol tin added  to prevent rusting. This makes them easy to recycle though,  because of low prices, it Is sometimes difficult to (ind a recycler  to take them.  If you have a hard time distinguishing aluminum and tin cans,  use a (ridge magnet to check the body and the lid (to make It  more confusing, some tin cans have aluminum lids). Tin (steel)  cans are magnetic; aluminum cans are not.  Aerosol cans may be hazardous to recycle. The left-over  propellants are usually flammable and have been known to  explode during recycling so the Depot does not accept them.  Try to find an alternative when shopping.  PLEASE USE THE GIBSONS RECYCLING DEPOT  Operated by SCRAPS and Super Valu  GIBSONS REALTY LTD.  O  ���"��� -*��� -i^'W-^-  . ,..,.���..-:-. , ..  ���  1 leisure  Coast News, December 9,1991 19  Lynn Vernon's  Capilano  College choir  class students  were studying  hard together  and putting in  hours of  practice to  learn their  lines to the  Christmas  classic  Handel's  Messiah.  The show will  bepresented at  Chatelech  High  School  Gym  December 14  and 15.  Joel Johnstone  pholo  Royal Canadian  Legion  BR #109  Gibsons  General Meeting  Annual Elections  Tuesday  Dec 10, 1991  8 pin  The Ladies Auxiliary  Br. 109 Legion Gibsons...  Wish to thank everyone for their  support on our Christmas Buur,  Nov. 30. llie winners are as  follows 1st Prize J200 00 Half  Wagner, 2nd Prize SI0000 Relva  llavka, 3rd Prize Christmas Cake  Terr)- Clmlowski A special thank  you to Carla llowden, Sea  Cavalcade 1st Princess, for all her  help at the Bazaar. Wishing  everyone a Merry Christmas and a  Happy New Year.  LA. lo Royal Canadian legion '109  Fill your Chr'utma* ttockingt  uith bargain* in the ela**ified��  885-3930     886-2622  on the arts beat  'From Your Collection', on  display at the Sunshine Coast  Arts Centre until December 21,  was made possible by the 29  people who opened their doors  to the selection committee  members charged with evaluating the items which were  offered. The eclectic mix of fine  art, curios, artifacts and antiques  which resulted represents just a  fraction of the diverse and fascinating work in local private collections.  For sharing their treasures  with us, many thanks are due lo  Donna Balma, Bryan Carson,  Debbie Carson, Hilda Coster-  ton, Jean Cross, Doris Crowston, Ken Dalgleish, Jane  Davidson, Herb and Jean Donaldson, Therese Egan, Susan  Fletcher, Bill and Pat Forst,  Mick Henry, Barry Janyk, Don  Jarvis, Charles and Maureen  Jennings, Eleanor Mae, Nan and  Paul McKibben, Belinda  MacLeod, Carol Ptolemy, Marilyn Rutledge, Donna Shugar,  Annele Shiozaki, Trudy Small  and Maurice Spira.  Within this larger collection,  there are some fascinating individual collections such as Mick  Henry's delightfully arranged  men's ties, Jean Cross's family  portraits going back four generations, Jane Davidson's Indonesian weavings, Barry Janyk's  swing-wing hislorial sequence,  and Carol Ptolemy's knitted figurines. Many viewers have  expressed interest in seeing  more such focussed collections  within a future show, and if  enough people come forward  with their collections this will  indeed be done.  'From Your Collection' can  be seen 11 to 4, Wednesday to  Saturday and 1 to 4 Sundays  until December 21.  Music  workshop  planned  The popular Classical Music  Listening Workshop given by  Brian Tate is going to take place  at the Arts Centre on January  18, 1992. Last year those who  attended this workshop thoroughly enjoyed il.  For more information and  registration please phone the  Arts Centre al 885-5412.  filkstm*  Specializing In  Custom Printed  T-Shirts ��� Hats  Sweatshirts ��� Signs  New Location  1010 Venture Wdy  In the Seamount  Industrial Area  CHANNEL ELEVEN  Tuesday  December 10,1991  7:00 pm  ESP. T.V.  Hanna Skytte produced our show this week on the topic of drug  and alcohol abuse wilh a panel which includes, Dr. Ferrar, Mr. Wilson, Elphinstone Principal, Bill Forst, School Counsellor, Janeka  Vaneli, Break-Away Counsellor, and R.C.M.P. officer Mike Giles.  This show features video tape segments produced by students in the  Broadcasting class.  The taped segments range from the effects of  drug abuse to where to get help. Join us for this very important  topic.  Thursday  December 12,1991  6:30 pm  Once upon a Steam Train  Delta Cable 4 produced this look at steam train travel in B.C..  Included in the show is an in depth look at the Royal Hudson.  7:00 pm  Parliamentary Talkback  Live Phone-in  Once again we bring you the show that brings your provincial and  federal representatives to your own community channel. M.P. Ray  Skelly and M.L.A. Gordon Wilson join studio host Harold Fletcher  and you via the phone lines to answer questions and comments on  local issues.  8:00 pm  The Policeman Became an Artist  Gibsons R.C.M.P. Sergeant Ed Hill is an artist. This half hour  show looks at Ed and his life as both a policeman and an artist.  8:30 pm  Christmas Tips  Powell River Cablenet produced a special Christmas tips show this  year and we are happy to air thir programme from the lively community at the north end of the Sunshine Coast.  Dec. Uth and Hth  Russ Clarke  & The Sunshine Ramblers  Friday Night Dinner  Baron of Beef  Saturday Night Dinner  Steak - Grilled New York  With All The Trimmings  NEW YEAR'S EVE  Russ Clarke & the  Sunshine Ramblers  limited Tickets Available  KIimh) Tues. Evenlms  (Lie. #78063)  886-9813 or 886-9984  Qmm Cm  THEATRE  presents  Point Break  starring Patrick Swayze  Restricted  SHOWTIME*: 8:00PM  Sun. Dec. 8, Mon. Dec. 9, Tues. Dec. 10  TICKET PRICE*  / Adults $6 ��� Students $4.50  Seniors & Children tinder Twelve.$3  /' COMING  /        .   AtTDACTION  Other People's  Money  With Danny Devito  6 Gregory Peck  Ravens Cry Theatre Located At    *������-"  House Of Hewhiwus, Seclielt BC "fte����#���****  NEW PHONE NUMBER   885-4673 *",tfc��,",')S  Thts Community Tolov  Si lieiltih cotittcsv "I  SOUTH COAST FORD  RH5-.128I  # * Shop For 4*  CHRISTMAS TOYS NOW!  t0 CRAFTS CORNER  'Excellent quality CHILDREN'S  ���r;-X- and MATERNITY CLOTHES  Moll/aDcacUanc on consignment  JB's Cosy Corner  Consignments Welcome ��� 886-2177  THINGS TO DO  ON THE SUNSHINE COAST  RAVENS CRY  THEATRE SOCIETY  for the performing arts  PRESENTS  VISITORS  WELCOME  Al>t\  '  goLr CLUBi^   Lounge t Snack Bar ^S.      Power Cara Available  Hwy. 101,2 kms. north ol Oirdtn Bay turnoll  Phono 883-9541  Browse  mShow Piece Gallery m  For Handmade Gifts ��� Pottery ��� Cards ��� Candles ��� Art Supplies  280 Gower Point Howl, GUnoim Landing ��� 886-9213  Visit  mShow Piece Framesm  I     Quality Custom Framing ���    HWN Frame-It-Yourself Section  I  Wlbon Creek Plaia ��� 885-9215  Thursday,  Dec. 12th  An Evening of  CHRISTMAS  CHORAL MUSIC  featuring Youth Choirs of  the Coast and a 40-piece  orchestra  Tickets: $4.00  Coming  Jan. 4th at 8:00 pm  VALDY  Presented by Watersyde Folke  Tickets $10.00  Watch for the return of  "Spirit Song  ff  A  For those 'hard to buy for people' and teenagers',  why not give a gift certificate to the "Raven's Cry  Theater Society". They are available in $10  denominations at the box office in Sechelt.  For your convenience you now can purchase  tickets at Reflections in Maderia Park ��� 883-2545  and Sayward Books in Gibsons -886-3626  Call box office for information: 885-4673  . �� . �������� ��  ���-���"���' 20  Coast News, December 9, 1991  sports  Robin Hood, Prince ��� Batman  $23.99  of Thieves  $23.99  Star Wars Trilogy         ' Ghost $23.99  cJH!!'!!!!     ��� All'New Kids-  Home Alone $23.99 videos  $19.99  Brieve Little Toaster....  $19.99      There's no  place like  East/ ���/.;/-^^)   home for  t^r    the movies  Christmas Sab  *m  rMToff  selected  merchandise  Gmtt stocking stuffm  Wincncster Wildcat  22 ammo,  M89 500   $ifiOO  box or  rounds  S V  Schrade LB7 Knife, Reg $71.98  sale  M9!  99  Piano tackle box, Reg $23.99  sale  $1999  More in-slow specials  T53T  Hemstolk Hunting  & Fishing Supplies  9 885-4090J  B IIM Whart llr���1, SjOMH  The Sunshine Coast Shirks couldn't shine against a Burnaby Beavers 15-2 onslaught Friday, December 6, as  Beaver passing and puckhandling turned the Shark's net into a virtual shooting gallery. Joel Johnstone photo  on the rocks  by Harry Tumw  A few more rules this week. Some of the lesser known rales seem  lo be in order this time. For example, did you know that a right-handed player has to play from the hack on the left of the centre line and a  left-handed player has to play from the right hack? No, this is not just  a matter of common sense, it is a rule of the game.  Another rule not commonly known concerns a stone delivered out  of the proper rotation. When a player delivers a stone out of proper  rotation, it shall be removed from play immediately by the playing  team and returned to the player to be delivered in its proper rotation.  But when the mistake is not discovered until after the stone has come  to rest or struck another stone, the end shall be continued as if the  mistake had not occurred. The missed stone shall be delivered by the  player missing their turn as the last stone for the team in that end.  How about that for a mouthful?  Or, did you know, where two stones of a team are delivered in  succession in the same end, the opposing skip shall remove the stone  played by mistake, replace to his/her satisfaction any stone displaced  by that stone and continue the end as if the mistake had not occurred.  TTie player who delivered the stone played by mistake shall re-deliver  it as the last stone for his/her team in that end.  How about a situation where a player delivers three stones in one  end; then the end shall be continued as if the mistake had not  occurred and the fourth player of the team that made the mistake shall  deliver one stone only in that end.  Well, so much for some oddball rales that hardly ever enter into  the game. But remember, rales are meant to clear up disputes, and  they should never be used to create one. This is a gentlemen's (person's) game and 1 hope it always remains the friendly sport 1 first got  to know as a kid of 13.  John asks everyone to please clean your shoes before you go on  the ice. Don't go outside and then return to the ice with your curling  shoes on, and don't wear your curling shoes to the rink. If you wonder why, just ask yourself how many rocks you have seen go astray  this year because of a dirty sheet. We are the ones who carry the dirt  out onto the ice, so please be careful. It makes the game better for  everyone concerned.  We have some fun events taking place at the club this week. The  Christmas party is set for the ladies' afternoon league and seniors,  who have their curling party and luncheon on Monday. You know  these younger women, they like the older men. The Friday night  league Fun Spiel and Christmas party is also set for this week. I hope  the fine cans are full so everyone gets a good meal.  Minor hockey league scores  Jennings, Rand Rudland and  Roddy Clarke, will play league  games starting Tuesday,  December 3 and every Sunday  and Tuesday for the remainder  of the year. So come out and  support the kids.  Pee Wee 'C  December 1 - Howe Sound  til, 9, Flames 5, Scorers: Ryan  Despines, Dallas Hine and  Aaron Middleton.  November 30 - Howe Sound  #2, 7, Canucks 1, scorer: Jim  Hamilton.  Bantam C  December 1 - Hastings 7,  Seahawks 5.  Pee Wee 'A'  November 28 - Hastings 3,  Blues 2. November 30 - Mission 10, Blues 4; December 1 -  Howe Sound 7, Blues 2  Bantam 'A'  November 30 - Blues 3,  Aldergrove 1.  Midget A'  November 30 - Blues 6,  Howe Sound 2 at home.  December 1 - Blues 5, New  Westminster 3. Scorers: Craig  Darling, hat trick. Chad Le  Marche 2 goals, 1 assist; Brad  Wingfield 1 goal, 3 assists.  Quick Notes  The game against Howe  Sound was the first game in a  series of games to determine the  team to represent Zone 5 in the  BC Winter Games. West Vancouver and Hastings are also in  the same zone. Your midgets  have a very good chance to be  that representative so come out  and get behind your home  teams.  ;Vvv- ��� ..': .������-'.  '. ,'w. . ..>v-��-'Vr- Coast News, December 9, 1991 21  Industrial     AUTOMOTIVE       Marine  PARTS & SUPPLIES  A101 SUPPLY ltd.  1061 Hwy. 101, Gibsons, B.C. 886-8101  ^   Mon.-Fri. 6-6 Sal.8-6.Sun 10-3^  I  ROTTLUFF DRYWAtL*  Residential & Commercial  TOM  W6-9691  BRENT  SM-Q495  s^^HJ,** -vJuv  8 8 6 ��� 2 6 2 2 (C i!: s o n s)  8S5*3930(Sechcll  SECHELT RADIATORS ���  i Compete Cooling System Service Centre  'e'R'epilr'ai foil"**'Rids heater Cores' 2 fiis'Tiriki"  AUTOS THIICKS TRACTORS INDUSTRIAL MAIINI  New, Used S Rebuilt ��� Pkk up & Delivery   i a+AeeaaaaAamd    ' ' '          4349 S.C. Hwy.      ' '       Mon  ^Across Irom Sunshine GM  Sat.  885-7986  T.A.C.  - Electrical & Plumbing  Residential - Commercial  Water Heaters ��� Electric Heat  ConttacWB Lie. NO. 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These are divers, who are  coming to the Coast in increasing numbers to take advantage  of protected bays and underwater scenery.  This particular group, from  Adrenalin Sports in Vancouver,  is one of a number of Lower  Mainland diving groups which  are now making points on the  Sunshine Coast some of their  regular destinations.  "It's got easy access," says  instructor Richard Huebner,  "there are things to see here and  you can usually count on the  waves not being too big. It's an  easy environment for people to  leam in."  On this particular dive there  are 17 students, ranging from  those going out for their first  'It's an easy  environment  for people to  learn in.'  day diving in the ocean to certified divers. Other times, there  are as many as 25-30 divers in  the group.  Protected waters along the  Coast have a variety of sea life  for divers to look at, ranging  from wolf eels and octopi to  numerous kinds of starfish and  nudibranches - underwater creatures with a slug-like appearance which come in many  shapes and colours.  Everything which is done in  the ocean is practised fust in the  pool, says Huebner, following  classroom lessons and theory.  Common sense is the quality  he cites as most important when  preparing for a dive. Nobody  should dive alone, says Huebner, and divers should know  A NEW APPROACH TO YOUR  RRSP SAVINGS! SUPERFLEX  Instant tax receipts ��� Guaranteed rates  Longer terms ��� Easier to make contributions.  Suite 1206. Metrotown Place 4330 Kingsway,  Burnaby. B.C. V5H4Q7  Business: 430-0455 ���  Fax: 439-1476  Homo9420824 ��� CaHCoHsct  O        Horns9420824 ��� calcollee  SunLife  See the Difference the Sun Makes!  Frank Defotiw  about the waters they're about  to jump into. "Obviously you're  not going to go and jump into  Agamemnon Chanel when  there's a tide change," he says.  "You know your abilities and  you dive to them."  Locally, diving programs are  offered by both Tidalwave Diving and SeaSport Scuba in  Sechelt.  Programs range from introductory courses emphasizing  safety and basic diving skills to  advanced courses in night diving, deep sea diving and courses  for rescue divers.  In order to be accredited, students must pass both written  exams and demonstrate diving  skills to instructors in the ocean.  Once accredited, students can  rent equipment and go diving  anywhere in the world.  Locally, popular spots for  divers have included Twannock  Point, Sandy Hook, Coopers  Green, Halfmoon Bay, Francis  Peninsula, Tzooni Narrows and  Pirate Rock off Thormaby  Island.  "There's a wide variety of  fish," says Monika Acciaroli of  Tidalwave, "and most of the  ftsh you can get to within inches."  In addition to the larger  attractions, like the octopus and  wolf eel, there are many other  tiny things to look at underwater. Plumouse anemones are just  one part of this underwater garden. "They look like flowers,"  says Acciaroli.  While most people think  about diving in the summer,  winter is actually a better time  of year to dive, says Acciaroli,  because the water is especially  Divers from Adrenalin Sports emerge from the ocean off  Sunshine Coast  ICES   DIREC  clear.  But some local residents  have not been especially  pleased with the arrival of the  divers.  Acciaroli says instances  where residents have complained usually involve large  numbers of divers in groups  from the Lower Mainland who  "take over" a beach for the  afternoon. In local groups there  HOME IMPROVEMENTS  MARINE SERVICES  ^PRECISE  PAINTING &  PLASTEKN  ��� All Mil of Drywall  ��� Complete Custom Palatini  ��� Fire & Water Dnnife'C-.  ��� Journeyman  Workmanship  Neale  Vance  V   8864928  ��� HJ^Hilianer.  ������*���' 886-9199/  giLon^ackCU  Cntldmai. Mtinnex & J^ancs.  Friday, Dec 13,1991 ��� 6:30 pm to 1 am  Cedars Inn $45 per couple  Music by Les Fowler and Ihe Spin-Offs  Each person Is requested to bring a tin of food to benefit  the Gibsons Food Bank or the SPCA  A VII' Store  Highway 101. Box 2549, Sechell. B.C. VON 3A0  Telephone (604) 885-5756 ��� Fax (604) B85-2756  Francis Peninsula.  Jane Seyd photo.  are usually only five or six  divers.  "As a local dive shop, we  have to be sensitive to local residents," says Acciaroli. "You  don't throw stuff into the water  and if you see something that's  not supposed to be there, you  take it back with you." If proper  facilities, like washrooms, were  in place there would also be less  of a problem with residents,  says Acciaroli.  Proper facilities could also  mean a large boost to the local  tourism industry. Right now,  says Acciaroli, there are at least  11 dive shops from other parts  of BC which come up to the  Sunshine Coast at least once a  month. On average, they spend  about $7000 in the community  each month, she says, "and  there's room for that to double."  One of the projects Acciaroli  is pushing for with the Regional  District is the creation of an  artificial reef which would create a focal point for divers.  "Economically speaking,"  she says, "the coast could  encourage a lot more people to  come here as a tourist industry  if the facilities were in place."  oMl ' c"     ��� sali Water Licences ..J^.-.v  ��� Mold f. Campsites * Waler Taxi *���""" '  . ' Marine Repairs        ' It e and Ta Ale        883-2266 A  Call 886-2<2J(Glbio��i)r  885-3930(5cchfll)fl  MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES  STIHL  CHAINSAWS  & TRIMMERS  885-3930(Stchcli) ..,  Sales and Service  731 North Road, Gibsons ��� 886-2912  Bu  buccaneer  Marina a resort Ltd  Located in Secel Cove 115-7111  MARINE SPECIALISTS 21 years  PARTS - SALES - SERVICE -REPAIRS  K 4 C Thirmoglisi h^m. Vtta -  Cobra Bout now *****   -. *** WJBa*  in-Stock  i,',l^:W��J:V.  [OUTBOARDS  LANDSCAPING  GIBSONS MOBILE SAW SERVICE  Custom Cutting ��� Planing  Bevel Siding ��� Posts & Beams  Chrla Napper 866-3468  R.R.M,S6, C70,  ^Qlbiono, B.C. VOW IW  S & G TREE SERVICE  P*6  r\  1  Topping * Trimming 'Pruning * Bruiti Chipper  Danger Trte Romoval  Bonded and Inaured- 20 Y��ar�� Experience  885-3897  F" bc ferries Schedule  CUP A SAVE     ^  I  I  I  Lv. Langdale Lv. 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Toll Free)  GIBSONS BUS SCHEDULE  ROUTE 1 via North Rd, Seaoot,  Fletcher, Power PI., FtanMn, Marina Dr.  Depart '5:45am 1:45pm Depart 8:14am 4:11  Mall      7:45      3:45      Langdale 10:11      6:11  9:46      5:45      Ferry 12:11pm 8:08  11:45      7:45      Terminal 2:08  ���No 5:46 am run Sat., Sun. or Holldaya  NOTE: Shoppere Loop leevee Mell 10:46 em,  12:46 �� 2:48 pm, Mon.-Set  Informetion, commonte or suggestlone ��� 866-9318  ROUTE 2 via Pratt, Chaster. King, Veterans,  Hwy. 101, WootawK Pk., SC Trailer ParK  Depert   7:30 am 4:25 Arrive   7:45  Mall    ��� 11:00  12:25  6:20  4:40  11:28 6:40  12:40  "11:00 am routea via Bonnlebrook, Gower Pt.  NOTE: No 5:30 em or 7:30 em eervlce Set,  Sun. or Holldaya  Insurance  Stuceawt Aqmcm  INSURANCE TRAVEL  886-2000 886-9255  R*Cal>*Setylt*t)���Fr1etTdty  Travel  i  ......  I ���       ..... .....  J4 ��� it i  ^���_^_^,  ������  .. . ���-���   4 >  �� -���..������.   - - ' "'       ���MMM  1 Coast News, December 9,1991 23  CLASSIFIED  BOBCAT�� MINI EXCAVATOR  mV  A" Belter Beocat Service  CLASSIFICATIONS  1.   Hone I Property  2.    Birth.  3.   OMtuariee  ^ M ^V  a.    w\ mafTrOtiatn  II      X  5.    Then* You  "        \  a.   Pereonel  *np|M 1  7>    Announcwiwn*  f    1  CHEAT 1  ���.   Pwsonsl Qtrvicti  I    1  linCHi 1  �����   wwidlngs ���  EfiQSBSfiwnls  incA J  10. Loot  Him w  11. Found  .mammmnf  12. Pete a Livestock  13. Music  14. Travel  15>   WMIWQ  16. Free  17. OeregeSelee  A*M  1a. tarter! Trade  *^^^^^^~  IS. For 3.1.  ****     *mm  20. Heavy Equipment  ^*m**maaa*t  21. Autos  aWM  tt. Trucks  23. Cwnpvra  30.  Enlertelnment  24. Merino  31.  Help wented  29.  MobiW HontH  32.  Business a Home Servleee  SS. Motorcycles  33.  Work Wanted  27. Wonted to Rent  34.  Child Cere  21. Bed * Breeklest  39.  Business Opportunity  2S. For Rent  36.  Legal  Homes &  Properly  DROP OFF YOUR  THI SUNSHINS.  CLASSIFIEDS  At Any Of Our Convenient  FRIENDLY  PEOPLE PLACES  In Pender Harbour  MARINA PHARMACY 883-2888  AC BUILDING SUPPLIES 883-9551  In Halfmoon Bay  B4J STORE 885-9435  In Sechelt  THE COAST NEWS  5521 Cowrie Street 885-3930  In Davis Bay  PENINSULA MARKET 885-9721  In Wilson Greek  WILSON CREEK CAMPGROUND 885-5937  In Roberts Creek  ROBERTS CREEK GENERAL STORE 885-3400  In Gibsons  THE COAST NEWS  (Behind Dockelde Pharmacy) 886-2822  DEADLINE IS 3:00PM FRIDAY  TThara'a alwaya service with a smile when you'  place your classifieds at B 8 J Store, our Friendly  People Place In Hallmoon Bay.  THE BEST  DEAL AROUND  COAST NEWS  CLASSIFIED  $  4  ONE WEEK  (Minimum)  ONE WEEK  lor 10 words  (Births, Lost &  Found FREE)  7%Q8T  muatbf  added to ill  our prices  28 MMI NT MM I       Pay for 2 weeks...get the third week  All Classified Ads Must Be  Pre-Pald Before Insertion  Visa and Mastercard Accepted  SURE SILL CLASSIFIEDS  $18 up to 10 words  $1 ������oh additional word  Your ad, fssturlng 11tsm, will run 4 consecutive weeks, then will be  cancelled unless you Instruct us to renew II by noon  Not available lot commercial advertlaera  Qibsons & Sechelt Offices  NOON SATURDAY  "Friendly People Places"  3:00 PM Fridays  QIBSONSaae2822 SECHELT 886-3930  oissoN8FAxaae-ms sechelt fax aat��u  Available tor public uae     ********  Waterfront  54' lot - 80 yr.leasa. Keats  Island. Try your Oder. 886-2694.  47sr  Pratt Rd., 1000 tt. to new mall,  development potential. 1500 sq.  It. shop on 2.5 acres w/creek,  1150.000. 885-4590. #51  Lot lor sale, 63' it 263', beautilul  flat lot, located at lot 8, Chaster  Road. Call collect, Wen Wong,  941-1958. Canada Trust,     #51  5 bdrm., 2x6 const. 3400 sq. It. 14  yr. old, 3 baths, 3 propane lire-  places, partial view, (245,000.  Pratt 8 Qrandview Rd., Gibsons.  866-8952. #50  By owner. 5 mins lo lerry, dose  to shopping, schools, 4 bdrm.,  den, lamily room, Airtight, W/S,  main Iloor patio, sundeck, F/P In  master bedioom, 1 1/2 bath, 12  yrs. old, sepaiate heated workshop, 55x160 lot, $127,500. No  agents, 886-2472. #49  ANDERSON REALTY  ��� Recreation ��� Retirement  ��� Relocation  FREE  CATALOGUE  5F8P Cowrie SI ��� Box 1219  Sechell. B C VON 3A0  685-3211 FAX 885-2899  Van, Toll Free 684-8016  Drive up Trail Ave., past the arena  8 discover the new subdivision  "Eagleview" on Fairview oil Lookout. These view lots with underground wiring are cleared ready  lor your dieam home. Signs on  property. Priced Irom $25,000 up.  ss  3 bdrm. home, almost new, 2  baths, 1400 sq. It., plus large  garage workshop. Spacious corner lot with many trees. Asking  $145,000. 1226 Fllchett at Veterans Rd. 886-8651. ss  Gibsons Gower Point choicest  waterfront, panoramic view, 1/2  acre, 581-2904 (Surrey),        ss  48' x 330' ol prime low bank  waterlront In Gibsons Haibour  near Gibsons Marina,. House  needs repair bul could be fixed up  lor recreational or rental use  Property zoned Tourist Commercial (C-2). Oouble garage plus  storage shed. $189,500. Phone  Jennifer) .689-7070.  FITCHETT: Richard George ol  Gibsons, passed away alter a  lengthy illness on December 1  1991 at tha age ol 76, In Beacon  HI Lodge, Wesl Vancouver. Survived by his loving wile Ann;  daughters: Carole Engley (Harry)  of Vancouver: Marion Reeves  (Barrie) of Gibsons; Judy Fiamp-  ton ol Fernie; grandchildren:  Richard, Julie, Scott, David, and  Stuart; sister, Rose Harris  (Humphrey) of Burnaby; uncle,  Arthur Hull ol Burnaby; and  nephew Aubrey Harris (Daohney)  ol Burnaby. Dick served in the  Royal Canadian Navy during  World War II, was a Hie time  member ol Legion Branch 109,  Gibsons and an Alderman on the  Town Council of Gibsons. Dick  lounded Gibsons Building Supplies in 1946 and was actively  Involved in the community. Service was held Thursday, December 5 In the Chapel ol Devlin  Funeral Home. Gibsons. Remembrance donations to the Alzheimer  Society of BC, No. 20601 W.  Codova St., Vancouver, BC V6B  1G1 would be greatly appreciated. Special thanks to the third  floor nursing staff at Beacon Hill  Lodge. 49  METCALFE: Percy Thomas  (Chum) ol Vancouver, formerly of  Winnipeg, Manitoba and Gibsons  BC; peacefully on December 1,  1991 in SI. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, aged 80 years. Survived  by his loving family, wile Olive,  daughters, Monica Hautala and  her husband Tauno ol Gibsons,  Josephine and her husband John  ol Ottawa; son Stewart and wile  Teresa ol Sedro-Woolley, Washington, 8 grandchildren; 5 greatgrandchildren and many other loving relatives and friends in Britain  and Canada. Chum was an engineer In Britain and Canada, retiring from Ihe BC Ferry Corp. in  1974. Visitation, Wednesday,  December 4 Irom 6 to 8 pm wih  vespers at 7 pm in Kearney  Funeral Chapel, Vancouver with  funeral seivice Thursday, December 5 at 2 pm in St. John The  Evangelist Anglican Church,  North Vancouver, BC. The Rev.  Raymond Murrin, the Rev. David  Hawkins and Rev. Frank Schmltt  officiating. Cremation to follow,  Flowers gratefully declined In  lavour ol donations to St. Paul's  Hospital Foundation, 1081 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC V6Z1Y6  or the Vancouver School ol Theology Student Bursary Fund, 6000  lona Dr., Vancouver, BC, V6T  1L4. 49  ATTN: CHRIS  You'll have to get  up earlier in  the morning.  2tickets lo Midsummer Night's  Dream, Pacific Northwest Ballet,  Queen E. Theatre. March 14th,  6857105. lit  CHILD'S PUT BOOKS  Samples lor sale at Olde Times  Sake 8868261. #49  Christmas Cleaning?  IfiAST Q3RPET Vi"  Carpets  Upholstery  Scotchguarding  885-2541  Resulls Guaranteed  7.   Announcement  HELPI  LOSTMESSAGEI  Whole "holding a parcel'lor B.  McAndrew??? Please phone  again 64*4050, or leave message at Coaat News.        TFN  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS  885-2896,886-3463. TFN  Does someone in your lamily  have a drinking problem' Cal Al-  Anon 8869903, 885-7414, 886-  9059. Al-Ateen 886-2565.    NC  Phone us today about our selection of beautiful personakzd wedding invitations, napkins, matches, stationery and more. Jean-  nies Gifts 4 Gems 886-2023   TFN  Adult children ol Alcoholics or dis-  lunctlonal lamilies please call  885-2314 or 885-4622 tor help.   NC  Local lamily concerned about the  quality of care delivered by St.  Mary's Hospital wishes to heai  from others who may share their  concern. Replies kept confidential. Wrtle to Box 364, c/o Coast  News, Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.,  VON IVO. #51  ���Merry Christmas Irom the Dog  House - which will be closed Dec.  21 - Jan. 5 lor the Holidays. Best  wishes to everyone Irom Jacalyn  Vincent - owner, operator.  #49  Tarot reading 8 counselling. Call  Baibara Ann, 886-2979, lor  appointment. #49  Sunshine Coast Lion's Breakfast  wilh Santa, Dec. 15, one sitting  only at Greenecourt Hall, tO am.  Cost: $3.75 ea., or lamily rate, 5  persons, $12.00. #49  Trager Relaxation Bodywork.  Specializing in Women's Health.  Ellen Besso. 886-8864.       153  Weddings &  Up lor adoption: Pure Bred Kees  Hound, 15 months old, male,  neutered. Airedale cross male,  neutered. 18 months dd. Freeto  goodhome. 8864659.       #49  Sharpai pups lor sale. 886-8571.  ���SO  PETFOOD  SCIENCE DIET, IAMS,  TECHNICAL. NUTRO-MAX,  PURINA, WAYNE.  Also luHhneol bud seed  and much more.  Quality Farm 8 Garden  Supply Lid.  Pratt Rd 886-7527.  TFN  SPCA SPAYWG PROGRAM  Contact Then 8 Now Furniture,  699 Highway tot, Gibsons 886-  4716 or Marlee Fashions.    NC  Help reduce the pat overpopulation problem - spay or neuter your  pet. NC  Hemlock wood shavings for hone  bedding (no cedar). Gibsons  Sand t Gravel, 886-8511.  Evenings, 885-2008. TFN  LYN VERNON SCHOOL OF  MUSK  8864028  Give quality music lessons lor  Christmas. Private instiuctors  Clarke Steabner - classical guitar;  Mike Hurst - jazz 8 classical  piano; Kelly Smit - flute; Nicholas  Simons - cello; Arline Collins -  voice. #51  Firewood, $4 ton tuck load, $70.  885-7448. Kt  20" odour TVs, from $100.  3318 or 8864618.  Piano Tuning  repairs, appraisals  4.   In Memoriam  To a dear friend,  Caroline Surtees.  Still loved and remembered by  Mary and Mel Harvey, Halfmoon  Bay. #49  m  Ken Dalgleish  886-2843  Barry 8 Holly Krangle & big sister  Chara Marie are happy to  announce the birth of Elizabeth  (Else) May. Bom 7 lb. 6 ozs. on  Nov. 8 at 7:15 pm. Special  thanks to Dr. Jim Petzold I Ihe  Nursing Stall at St. Maiy's.   #49  PAWLIUK: Reg and Rebecca -  I Praise the Lord lor the sale arrival  ol Christian Nathan born Nov. 29  and weighing 8 lbs., 6 ozs. A new  brother lor Jason, Nicholas,  James and Peter. Many thanks to  the nurses at St. Mary's and spe-  'dal lhanks to Dr, Lehman.    (49  We wish lo express our sincere  , appreciation to the many thoughtful people who sent cards, letters  and Ilowers; made charitable  donalions; visited, phoned and  supported us in so many ways  during the Illness and loss ol  Clare, our husband and lather.  'Maureen Sadler; Cathy, Patiick,  Colleen, Kerry, Michael and their  lamilies.  #49  Thanks lo an my Sneaky friends  for the birthday party. Lou    #49  PETERSEN: Bernhard D. In his  85lh year, peacefully on December 2,1991 at Evergreen House,  North Vancouver. Survived by Ns  devoted wife Ines; stepsons Larry  Petrle and wife Sonja, Surrey,'  B.C., Donald Petrle, Creston,  B.C.; stepdaughter Dorothy and  husband Ralph Northrup, Nelson,  BC; lour grandchildren, lour greatgrandchildren and relatives In  Sweden, No service by request ol  the deceased. II desired, donations lo Alzheimer Research 820-  601 Cordova St., Vancouver, BC  V6B 101 would be appreciated.  Arrengements through the Memorial Society of BC and First  Memorial Funeral Services, 980-  3451. 49  CREATIVE CHRISTMAS  CRAFTS  Wednesday, Thursday, Dec. 11 -  12, 2 - 8 pm, Freckles Wear,  Tilley's Galley, Jewellery, Handmade Papers, Victorian Nightgowns, etc.... 1200 Paggio Road,  off Beach Avenue, Roberts Creek.  CREEK CLAYWORKS  Is OPEN unlil Dec. 20, Tues. ���  Fri., 10 am ��� 4 pm, 1738 Lockyer  Rd., Roberts Creek. Also open  other times by appointment. 885-  2395. POTTERY BY ELAINE  FUTTERMAN AND MIKE ALLE-  GRETTI. #50  Hidden Treasures Used Bookstores. Two locations to serve  you: 489 Marine Dr., Gibsons  and next to Cozy Court Motel,  Sechelt. We have gilt certificates  for the readers on your Christmas  list #50  Forst Pottery will not be having a  Christmas sale this year. Merry  Christmas and a Happy New Year  to all my customers. Pal Forst.  #50  BROOKS 4 MILLER  FLOOR COVERINGS LTD.  Benjamin Moore Paints  Environment  Friendly Paints  In All  Coloma Ot   ���  The Rainbow.  ..IttclodtnQ Qreen  BUCHAN - MALEK - Rob S Iris  Buchan are pleased to announce  the marriage ol Iheir son, Earl  Vernon Buchan, to Mania Faith  Malek, daughter ol John 8 Judy  Malek ol North Vancouver. Their  Hie together will begin on Dec.  14th, 1991 all 1:00 am, at the  North Shore Christian Centre,  1400 Sutherland Ave., North Vancouver, #49  Lost dog: reward $25. Big,  black/brown, male, collie.  Roberts Creek - Joe Road area.  886-3541. #49  HELPI  LOSTMESSAGEI  Who is "holding a parcel" for B.  McAndrew??? Please phone  again, 6484)50, or leave message at Coast News.       TFN  m springs  deluxe bus tour  Feb. 20/92 (16 days)  'Stopping in Vegas  SRena Must be booked  by Dec. 20/91.  Call 885-9976 (Polly)  Midland 30-06 rifle Bushnell  Scope, leather dng. 8 yrs, old,  good condition. Very accurate,  $300 886-3476, evenings.   #49  Twin bad, light pme head 8 loot-  boards, posture boards, $100.  8884824. 151  Old fashioned cabinet type HIFI  radio, working, oilers. Queen  Sized bed, complete, like new.  $300., posturepedic matlress.lull  size barbq, $75.6854884.   #49  Dry suit ��� Poseidon, Medium, 886  9346, eves. #49  Rolend D5 Keyboard. Almost  new, $650. Janome Sarger, 3  thread, almost new, $400 obo.  8884515. #49  Good Ireezer 11 sq.lt.. king size  water bed, Mack leather, motionless, healer, $150. ea. 685-2425.   #50  Single bed, double bed, Chester,  field, fireplace Insert, stereo, card  table, hassock. 8864358. eves.  #50  14K white gold/15 diamond ring,  appraised value, $1750. Besl  oiler, a must see. 886-7220,  eves. #50  NINTENDO-SEGA  NEWS USED  ���uomrs  104 Teredo Sq. SecheH  Missing, cream coloured short-  legged pat milk goat carrying kid  has broken loot, piles ol hay waiting. 885-2819. #49  Lost, small brown dog In Wilson  Creek/Davis Bay area, Nov. 20.  Wanled to buy: cabin, Sakinaw  Lake. 885-1929. #51  Top $$$ paid for any military  Items, firearms, badges, medals,  bayonets, 886-7591. #51  Dec. 14 8 15th - 610 North  Fletcher, 10 am, rain or shine.#49  885-4585.  #49  Tickets lor Elphie's Cabaret.  Phone 866-9346, eves.        #49  Bill Wood  SECHELT  A Bus. 885-2923  Res. 885-5058  A gift no one else may possess!  Wildlife hand-caived in Brazilian  soapstone. 8839323.        #49  .Wanted: 70 overweight people to  lose 10 to 29 lbs. per monlh.  100% natural, doctor recommend-  ed. We pay you. Serious callers  only. 1-533-5578. 50  Are you a woman In an unhappy  relationship, do you need to talk?  CM the Sunshine Coasl Transition House lor confidential 24 hi.  service. 188-2944 TFN  3��  Buying Beer Bottles 8 Beer  Cans  We WIH Pick Up  eocents/doz.  il.  INVENTORY CLEARANCE  'Unique Sllkscreened and Hand-  painted Garments' dePletro  Designs Is having a warehouse  sale at Unit #5-626 Shaw Rd  Gibsons Industrial Park (in behind  |Petro Canada) 886-7069 starting;  Dec 10-Dec. 17 (closed Sunday)  11:30-5 pm. "Great Christmas  GIW #49  Gel In touch wilh your creative,  conscious see; applying the Gurd-  jiaff teaching. Call Geza Juhasz  8684268. #51  Free Shepjx puppies. 883-2298 J  or 883-9625. Tom or Diane. #51  Malemute-ardtc wolf pups, white.  F ��� $300, M ��� $400, Parenlscan  be seen, 885-9675. ss  Surprise someone with a painting  ol their pet. 886-7307.        ISO  Ready for Xmas, Chihuahua,  small cute lovable terrier cross, I  $125. 8654704. ISO  Unregistered Cocker Spaniel puppies, ready for Christmas. $150,  885-9804. #49  I'Reg. TBmare, llyrs., 16H.H.,  Bay, big, solid, gentle, kind temperament, no vices, sale on roads  8 trails, $2000, o.b.o. 886-4800.  #60,  Moving sale, - lurniture, linens,  knlc-knacs. 886-2755.        #49  Single bed, double bed, Chester-  field, fireplace insert, stereo, card  table, hassock, 886-8358, eves,  150  Antique 3 drawer oak dresser,  $325., wardrobe with mirror, 4'x6',  $225.-886-3792. #51  Teak bullet with matching table, 6  chairs. $850 obo. 885-7080. #51  Large variety ol 3 - 4 person  bench seats lor passenger vans.  885-7869, days, 885-5539, eves.  Ml  1(92 CALENDARS  Glds ol the North Shore. Greal  slocking stullers lor the guys.  865-3130. #51  Chesterfield 8 matching love seal,  floral, reasonable, 886.2636, after  6pm. #49  Select gm Ideas. Chnstmas decorations and lights. Pretty cups 6  saucers. Interesting drum 8  lylhm collection. Lots ol good  records��tapes. GoodcheapoM  horse lack. Wonderful old sheet  music. And some dee old silver  serving pieces. Wondering  where? You've got HI FOR OLD  TIMES SAKE. Sandy Leach, Proprietor. 6864261. 150  Uniden Tansporlable Cellular  Telephone, $1200 new, 2 yrs. dd,  $300, obo. Phone 1-220-2007,  cdMcL  #49  Western saddle (Ozark Lea Co.  Waco, Texas) stand, blanket pad,  2 bridles. $400. 685-4876.  #51  tt chestertield nylon brown mixed  stripes, $100. 9'singe glazed  patio door,  $128.  MhMWwdoon. $100.  ;7714.  Beautiful 9 piece Broyhi pine dining room suite; 2 ladles' as new,  12 sp. bicycle. 886-7779.     #49  One roundtrtp airline ticket to SL  John's, NfkJ. Dec. 18/91 return  from Deer Lake, Jan. 6/92. Cost  $600. For more inlo. call 886-  ! 3245 #49  Small Carved Wood Boxes  and Coder Chests  Timothy Clement  Cabinet Maker  1044 Seamount Way, Gibsons  8664218  #51  Desk, $75. Metal filing cabinet,  $50. Large square coffee table,  $50. Microwave cart, $30. All  good cond. 865-6240.        #50  Wood heater c/w pipe, carseat,  washing machine, headboard,  toaster oven, electric motors,  skits, boots, hydronlc heaters,  686-9135. #48  Alpine 6 pack CD. shuttle, $350.  8854019. #50  Large slab buds.  etc. 863-2353, ev  Ideal tor tables  ��. #50  2 BRAND NEW bedroom suites,  oak or dack marble linish. Headboard, Irame, box spnng and maltress, triple dresser with minor. 2  end tables and lamps, priced lo  sdl, 886-3513. #49  Portable 20" colour TV, receives  all channels, $150., 888-3318 or  886-3618. ISO  Almond GE Medallion 3 - door s/s  Ireezer 8 fridge. Good condition.  $500,obo, 885-5334.       149  Power Wheels Safari Jeep, excel-  lent shape, $250., o.b.o. 686-  2507.   #49  Kenmore heavy duty 2 sp. 5  progr. washer. $359. Kenmore  heavy duty Fabric Master Dryer -  $249. Sp. Queen almond 30'  stove.$387. GE.Custom 14sq.  It. almond 2 dr. host Iree tridge -  '$389. Inglis Sterling H.G. 15 sq.  ft. 2 dr. 1.1. Iridge-$397. Viking 2  dr. II. white 14 sq.ft. new compr.  ���$379. Gumy 30" H.Gdd stove -  $389. Wesllnghouse white dryer,  $189. Klichenaid Imperial  Almond dishwasher - $259. -  CoWspot H.G. 15 sq. ft. 2 dr. If. -  $389. Viking while three temp,  dryer- $197. Frigidalre Frost-Free  17 sq. It. upright freezer like new-  $479. Gibson almond 16 sq. It. 2  dr. f.l. $479. G.E. almond 14 sq.  ft. 2*. I.I.- $439. Viking while 15  sq.ft. 2 dr. f.l.- $459. Gibson avocado 14 sq. ft. 2 dr. f.f. - $389.  Gibson Satellite 14 sq. ft. white 2  dr. 1,1, Iridge - $367.00. 90 days  to 2 years warranty parti and  labour. Phone Comer Cupboard,  885-4434 or Ralph, 885-5234*51  1985 Kenmore built In dishwasher. Qood condition, $425 OBO.  448854922. 150  L  i   *****   ���  ���--���*- -���-��--^  "    ���VJ 24 Coast News, December 9,1991  Washer Dryer, good working condition, $250 lor pair. 885-9464.  #50  Gibson frost Iree Iridge, Gibson  oven, McClary built In D/W, built  in beam vacuum, Inglis washer,  large chest Ireezer. 886-7655 alt.  6pm. #50  Assorted curtain and drapery  rods, besl offer. 885-5192,    #51  New 40' ramp box tubing zinc  coated, 3/4" ply. deck, $2800.-  883-9290. #50  Little used quality X-country skis,  200cm and 196cm, boot sizes,  Men's 8 and 7, waxas, poles etc..  $125 set. Good leather hiking'  bods, size 7, $25.885-3360. #50  Craltsman 10' radial arm saw,  $375 OBO, excellent cond. 885-  4808alt.6pm. #50  2 brand new bedroom suites,  oak or dack marble linish. Headboard, frame, box spring and mattress, tnple dresser with mirror. 2  end tables and lamps, Priced to  sell. 886-3513. #49  New indoor-outdoor brown carpel  12 x 16, $80; large mahogany  desk, $300; kerosene heater,  $75; green chair, matching loot-  stool, $15. 885-3335. #49  FIREWOOD  Hemlock and lir, split/delivered,  $95./cord. 666-3947, Jesse. #50  TROPICAL FISH  All types ol lancy lish - Large  Angels, Breeding Pairs. 886-  9890. #49  FOR SALE  Chalnsaw, $150.00 - Fold-up  poker table, $100.00 - Pay-master,  cheque writer, $150.00. Ladies'  gdf clubs, $200.00. 886-9890.  #49  Chrlatmaa Special - Honeycomb  bees' wax candles, $2.50 ���  $10.00. 885-5864, Irom 8 am. -8  p.m. #49  FIREWOOD, split and delivered.  $100./cord. 885-5032.       149  Ideal gilt lor your Star Gazer Mag-  nicon, $89.50,883-2661.     #49  G.E. Floor Heater, mirror, 2x3,  coflee table, tabie lamps, top  cond. 865-2352, alter 6 p.m.,��  belore 10 a.m. #49  Wood heater, $200; gdd host Iree  Iridge, $200; Ikea child's bed, $25;  washer, $175; dryer needs work,  $10; stove needs work, $20.  Eves. 8 weekends 8888837.#51  THE SUNG ALONG BABY CARRIER - carries babies dose to  you, where they're happiest. 885  7178. #49  6 cyl. Ford marine diesel, 4 -1  capitd gear. $8500. o.b.o., or  trade lor tractor plus cash, 886-  9981. ss  Firewood tor sale by the logging  truck load, or by the cord. Phone  alter 6:00 p.m., 886-3821 or 886-  8629. #49  King size lour poster knotty pine  waterbed, $400 obo. 8864862.  TFNs  Renovation Sale: nearly new  almond Iridge. oak kilchen cabinets, brown sectional mahogany  interior doors, double exteiior  Iront doors, zero clearance fireplace 888-2728. #51  Gold plush bed chesterfield. $75;  twin bed, exc. cond. $75; 10  speed men's bike, gd. cond., best  alfof. after 4pm. 886 9723    #49  Horse manure. Next year's garden starts now. $20 per p/u.  885-9969. Roberts Creek.   TFN  .'0. Hr,ivy  Equipment  BOBCAT &  MINI EXCAVATOR  FOR RENT  Attachments available  DAY, WEEK, MONTH  886-8538  We'll Beat Any  Competitor'' Rates  1974 case 580 B Construction  King backhoe. Exlend-A-Hoe,  $9500. 886-3457. ss  m.  Firewood, 3/4 ton P.U. load, split  and delivered, $69.00. 686-7638.  149  - White day bed with trundle bed  and twin mattresses, $300.00.  Counter, sink and 3 burner stove  lor camperized van, $100.00.  886.9754. #49  New industrial Emglo t 1/2 H.P.  Compressor, $500., Bradd Nailer,  shoots 16 gauge 3/4" to 2", $300.,  1984 Nissan 4 x 4 with 1988  mdor, $4800., 16'F/G boat, 20  HP 1988 Evinrude, $2500. 883-  2276. #49.  Two Airco gas furnaces, $310'  each. 8854276. #49  1 mobile home, 10' x 40' Fleetwood, $5900; 1 travd trailer, 8 x  24', $2800. 886-9625.        #49  Mason 8 Reich piano, good condition, $1295. Phone 886-4779,  evenings. #49  Sony Sports Walkman, new,  $100. 886-7565. #49  IDEAL CHRISTMAS GIFTSIII  Unique, locally made, Burt Hind-  oraltslll Beautifully linished, crystal coated: Burl clocks, Key  Hangers, Pen Sets, ETCH! Reasonably Prtcedlll Phone Anytime:  885-2574. #51  HAY/StrewKOO/Bele  GARDEN MULCH HAY  $3.50/Bale  OATS/WHEAT .10/10.  Phone 8884357  TFN  SATELLITE SALES  Green Omon Earth Station  885-5644   TFN  Browning auto, rifle. 308 win. cal.  with 2 3/4 Redlield, is new,  t575.,0.b.O. 888-7591.        ss  CEDAR SHAKES 8 LUMBER,  any size. Will custom oil 885-  566901885-5601. TFN  Student's desk, $75; wet bar, 2  captains chairs, solid maple top,  $500; red leather Jacket, Canadian made, never been worn, size  12, $200; Vitalizer Rebounder al  new, $100.885-2727.        #51  Computer desk with printer stand  and comer shelf, wood grain, $60.  8854851. #51  26' TV, new; bed chestertield,  new. 885-7693. #49  Truck diamond plated design running boards, exc. cond., $75 pr.  6852244. #49  Freezer lull size, $100; Maytag  washer, $100,- 2 bin ply snow  tires 155,13", $60 pr.; Kenmore  saw. mach., $75. All OBO 885-  0910. 181  1980 Chev. Malibu 4 dr. auto.,  good cond., $1500. 885-9831.  #51  1991 black Mercury Tracer, lully  loaded, 8000 kms., $14,000,885  7080. ��5t  1981 Dodge Omni, as Is, runs,  $700. 8857988. 151  1975 VW Rabbit, Standard, runs,  but best lor parts. $300. obo.  883-9319, messages, 866-3748.  #51  1981 Olds. Omega, 4 dr., 6 cyl,  aul, well maintained, reliable,  $1200,000. 8864044.       #50  CASH PAD  Fot Some Cars And Trodo  Dead Car Removal  Abex Used Auto Parts  snd Towing  886-2020  TFN  CHEAPI FBI/U.S. SEIZED  89 MERCEDES - $200 86 VW ���  $50. 87 Mercedes - $100. 65  Mustang - $50. Choose Irom  thousands, starting $25. Free 24  Hour Recording Reveals Details,  801 379-2935. Copyright ���  BC104JC. #52.  '70 Dodge Dart slant 6. Runs  well, parts avail., $600 obo.,  Phone 8857284. TFNs  1976 Volare Wagon, slanl 6, reliable, low mileage. Asking $600.  8853841. ss'  1973 Super Beetle, $2500 obo.  8839234. SS  Estate sale. 1977 Cadillac, low  mileage, good shape. Oilers.  8853306 SS  1980 Camaro 305 auto., T-Tops,  Rally rims, $2600. 8857113.  ss  Reliant 'K' car, excellent condition,  very reliable t inexpensive to run,  27,000 mi. Moving, musl sell,  $4,990. 886-3113. #40sr  1977 Chevy deluxe Nomad van,  captains' seats, needs work, pads  8852878. ss  Used Camaro T-Top, $495 lor Ihe  sel, wilh covers, 866-9500 any.  lime. ss  Black '90 Muslang 5.0 LX. 10  mos. old, louvered, tinted, 3.55  rear end. Extended warranty  available. Value, $15,000 or'  trade up/down lor Toyota 4 Runner or equivalent. 886-2694.  ss  1975 Olds. Cutlass Supreme,  $600 obo. 886.8862.        TFNs  1979 Chevy Caprice - Excellent  condition - $1500. Great lamily  car, 686-7724. ss  '82 Mustang Hatchback, 4 cyl.,  good condilion. $2200.00, 886-  3457. ss  1974 Oldsmobile, new brakes and  exhaust. Mechanically sound,  $2400 obo. 685-1943. SS  1983 Ford Escort, 4 door, excel,  lent condition, $2495. Will consider trade. 886-2111, days,      ss  1989 Volvo GL heated seats, air-  conditioning, 73,000 kms., excellent condition, $20,000 firm, 885  3247, alter 6 pm. #50  76 Buick Regal, runs well, $700.  8859512. #51  1978 GM pickup, gasoline/natural  gas, bargain. Eves. 886-0995451  Red Daytona 1989 Immac. rand.,  low mileage, 2.5 lit. standard.  $7950.8853494. #51  81 Mazda good lor parts, asking  $200.8852790. #49  1987 Nissan Sentra 4 cyl. 4 dr.  auto. PS/PB. AM/FM cassette,  Immac cond., $6900,8859657.   #50  .1981 Buick Cenlruy Ltd., 96,000  kms., Immac. Reduced to $3000.  060. 8055410. #50  1975 BMW 5301, exc. mech.  cond., new paint (while), blue  Interior (new), It 1,000 orig. into,  $3400060. 8652836.        II  1979 Nissan 280 ZX, excellent  Interior, low miles, loaded, $3800.  8857697. #50  1961 Olds Omega, 4 dr., 6 cyl.,  auto., well maintained, reliable,  $1200.8864044. #50  '81 Honda CMc needs work, best  oiler. 8858871 ah. 6pm.     150  1985 -Nissan 300 ZX- 2+2 turbo,  lully loaded, $9500 OBO. 885-  6022.   #50  flood 1980 Ford van bed, 6 cyl., 4  spd, $2000 OBO. 8853380.   ��0  1984 Pontiac auto. Good condllon. $2,200., O.b.0. 8853774.  #49  1986 Explorer XLT 150 Super  Cab A/C - Cruise. All options,  new tires, 6854114. #51  1987 Ford Ranger, V6, auto., PS,  PB canopy, box liner. Dual fuel -  propane. 886.6633, after 5 pm.  #50  1965 Chev. 4x4,3/4 ton P/U. 350  engine, will consider trades. 885-  7054. #49  '55 Ford Ft 00 P/U disassembled.  239 llathead all parts, good lor  project, $900. Fibreglass canopy  with cargo doors, $350.8859979.  #50  '67 4X4 5 spd. Mazda, dack, gd.  cond., short box. 8839418.  #50  1981 Chev. Van. 3/4 ton, seats 8,  $1200. 8857832. ss  '81 Chev Shortbox 1/2 Ion P/U,  new, 350,4 spd., P/W, P/D locks,  lilt, Dual 8 Dual tanks, bucket'  seats. Black on Black, 8857280,  evenings. #49  '77 Dodge camper spedal 314 Ion,  360 auto., with pos. Runs good,  body good. 8859360, $875 060.  ���50  1989 Dodge Caravan, cruise tilt,  7-pass, auto, sound ays., mint,  $12,000 885-7124. #51  1988 Chev. Cheyenne 1/2 ton  pick-up, 4.3 litre V6, PS/PB,  61,000 km., box mal, toolbox,  $8700.8852838,8857413.  ss  1977 GMC Jimmy 4x4. Good  running condition. $2000., o.b.o.  8853921. ss  1977 Chevy Deluxe Nomad van,  parts only, 8852207. ss  1962 Chev, 1/2 ton pickup, Runs  okay, $600. 8857029. ss  1953 Chev. 1/2 ton. Rebuill  engine. Radials, $2700 obo.  8851943 ss  1985 S10 Diesel P/U, PS/PB,  AM/FM, cassette, canopy, long  box til $5300., o.b.o. 8857372.  ss  1990 250 Dodge truck. Camper  special, A1 condilion, $13,900.  8984481.   ��� ss  1988 2411. TravelMate. 5th  wheel. As new, $16,000 obo.  6854114. #51  1974 - 24' Sportsman double axle.  4x8 bathroom/shower, $5000.  8853671. ISO  Classic Mdor Home, 1984, GMC,  21 fl. Dual Fud, 8852526.   150  1970 Caveman, 8 camper, fridge,  slove. Good cond. $650. 883-  9290, alter 6 p.m. #49  1975 Dodge Maxl-Van, 3-way  Iridge, stove, lurnace, toilet, sink,  $7300 6853306. ss  RECYCLE:  SECHELT MINK  mnn ITD.  Captain tin Murray I  MCM.MC    MNAMSl  M.A.B.Y.C.   ���Marine  Surveyors and Consultants!  nm.  9 1/2' Fibreglass rowboal, $400,  8859268. #49  26II. Apollo 350 Volvo 260 leg  trim tab Iridge, slove, heater,  depth sounder, $9500. OBO.  8658360. #50  17' Fibreglass boat, new seats,  steeling wheel. C.B., depth  sounder, trailer. $1895 OBO.  Will take trade. 885-9830.    #50  16II. wooden original Turner Hull,  cabin, sliding hatch cover, brass  handcast linings, oulside/inside  wheels, buillin gas tank. Will take  50 HP 08 motor. A beauty, needs  work, $300.886-2843.        450  16' Fibrelorm, completely stripped;  and relinished, loads of new gear.  Rebuilt 4 cyl. 65 Merc, on trailer.  Asking $4200. 8653670.    #49  Moorage, $2 lool per month. MV  Palaquin 50 It. Landing Barge  Diesel Powerall. 15 ton cap.  27'x12' deck, $65,000, o.b.o.  752-1386. #49  26 ft. wood sailboat Quick sale,  $1500. 8652922. #49  39' steel hull cutter. Rigged, lully  equipped. Needs work. Offers,  6857902. #49  8 ft. libreglass rowboat with oars,  $300 OBO. 6855192 aft. 6pm.  #51  Used outboard parts bought and  sold. Call 883-1119. TFN  OUTBOARDS FOR SALE  9.9-20-30-40-50-70 HP 1989-  1990 Evinrudes. Excellent condition. Lowe's Resort, 883-2456.  TFN  Yesl There is a reliable loca  propellor repair service. 885-  5278, TFN  E-Z-Loader Trailers Sales and  Service. Trades welcome. 883-  1119. TFN  W.G. Sutherland Sam and Service. Mariner Force Chrysler and  Mercruiser 8 Yanmar. 883-1119.  TFN  2? Sangster, 302, V8, 888 Merc  leg, molor rebuilt, new manifolds,  hard top, trailer, exlras, $6500.  6658443. ss  19' Inboard Clinker runabout, very  lasl and m top condition, surveyed  value $8500, oilers > Irades considered 8862738. SS  Highliner trailer, like new, 1000  kg, 14' tires, $1700 OBO. 886-  3001. ss  18' Davidson sailboat, new main,  new cushions, exc cond., $3800.  8859333. ss  M.V. Blacklist), 24' Owens, well  appdnted large lish deck, Coast  Guard inspected, moorage, parking, hydro paid til Dec/91 .featuring new Swarm auto, anchor pkg.,  new LMS, 200 w/Loran C, new  fenders 8 brackets, mooring Unas,  new windows, completely relinished hull and swlmgrld, new  handrails, flush mount Flshon rod  holders (5) FWC 318 Chrysler,'  120 hrs. and much mora,  $10,600.8857977. ss  Rubber raft: Avon-Rover R3-40,  max. 15 HP, 1/2 price, $2200.  8852306. tl  24' sailboat lor parts ot repair,  lully equipped sloop, 5 sails,  head, anchor, lilejackets, 8 HP  Honda OB (like new); together,  $1450, mtr. alone, $800. 886-  8017, lv. message. TFNS  tffct  MOVE IN ANO ENJOY  2 bdim. w/den, carport, newer  carpets, storage shed, freshly  painted, well kept. $26,900. No  reasonable oiler relused. Nick  Proach, 885-6340, Sutton-Sen-  M. #49,  LIKE NEW  $19,500  2 bdrm. remodelled, new carpets,  lino��� counter-tops, light fixtures,  sundeck Storage shad. Make an  oiler. Nick Proach, 885-6340.  Sutton - Sentinel. #49  LaTe Make A Deal  We have 4 display homes lor  immediate sale:  14x70 3 bdrm. F/S drapes, carpels, ready to move In, list  $49,900.  14x70,2 bdrm. lots d extras, F/S,  D/W, deluxe bathroom, skylights -  list $57,500.  14x70, 2 bdim. Nortec, lam/rm.,  carpets, drapes, deluxe bath, list  $57,500.  24x60,1416 sq.ft. dduxe Victorian super quality all gyproc home -  OFFERS  Year end clearance sale, no reasonable oiler relused. We take  trades, boats, cars? Ask about  our Incentive program. GST  Included, 5% down O.A.C.  S.C.M.H.P. 8859826.        TFN  Sunshine Coast Mobile Home  Sales - New and used - pad specials or private property. See us  lor the best deals. Charles 886-  9826. TFN  Two bedroom mobile home with  washer, dryer, range, refrigerator  and dishwasher: in Big Maple  Park, an adult oriented community  located a short distance Irom the  beach at Davis Bay. This home Is  in immaculate condition and ready  for immediate occupancy. 686-  8320. #49  14x68, stove, fridge,  washer/dryer, dishwasher, air  cond., new rugs $24,500. Must  be moved. 8857013 ss  By owner, 12x68 mobile home,  call 886-3039,8857306.       SS  FREE RENT  TIL DEC. 1992  ONLY 4 PADS LEFT  FOR INFO., CALL  1-8004633637  #TFN  NEW DEALERSHIP  Sunshine Coast Mobile  Home Sales is proud to  announce it is the agency lor:  ���MODULINE  ���NOR-TEC  ���REGENT  ���GLEN RIVER  We will aet new atan-  darda ot new, every day  low price* tor mobile  home*. Sea us for tha  beat deal! WE WILL  NOT BE UNDERSOLD.  Charles 836-9326  In Slock al  :enmac  Kf  Oil Filters, Batteries, Tires,  Riding Gear, etc.  Phone Jay It 886-2031  1962 XRBO Honda, rebuilt Iront  end.Jusl tuned up. New chain,  sprocket, Includes helmel 8  gloves. $600,obo. 8857618.  ���49  1991 Honda, CR, 250 in mint condition, new chain and comes with  new Renthal handlebars, liking  $3250060. Call886-7306. #50  Oder model Yamaha 80cc needs  tome work, $175. 683-9290 alt.  4:30 pm. 150  '86 Honda Aspencade, axe.  cond., garage kept, $7500.885  9595. U  Montasa 250, on-road/oll-road,  axe. shape, $1200. $899. 885  7655 or 220-9564. ss  1986 Yamaha XT600, exc cond.  8855584. SI  ADVERTISING  FOH TENANCY  British Columbia legislation prohibits advertising which discriminates in the rental ol property.  For example a person who  stipulates 'no children' as a  condition d rental would be In  violation ol the Family Status  and the Human Rights Acts. The  landlord who daces Ihe advertisement and the newspaper  which pudishes it would both be  In contravention d Ihe legislation  and could have a complaint filed  against them. The Coasl News  will therefore not accept such  discriminatory ads.  Luxury view apt., 2 bdrm., 1 1/2  bath. Fireplace, 5 apds., privale  entrance, adult oiienieed bldg.  Appointment only. Ken DeVries  Bldg. 6857363/8859038.   #51  1 bdrm. duplex, rel. required,  $400 /mo. 8859826. #49  Sechelt, new renovated, spadous  3 bdim. house, spin level, avail.  Immediately. $835./mo., 351-  0540. #49  2 bdrm. in a house, walking distance to mall, 1000 sq. It. Available Immed., $700./mo��� negotiable. 8852226. #51  Lower Gibsons - Harbourview, 2  bdrm. spacious apt. Carport,  $680. /mo. Heat 8 Elec. Incl.  Reference, NS. 2354099.   #51  Gibsons - spadous, near new 3  bdrm. townhouse, 1620 sq. It.,  covered balcony, 1 1/2 baths, 5  appliances, soaker tub, skylight,  carport, $650./mo. 230-4099. #51  Gibsons, newly renovated 1 bdrm.  apt., beautiful view, avail, immed.  $395/mo. plus utility. 351-0540.  #49  2 bdrm. mobile home on acreage.  Cadar Grove area, $650./mo���  available Jan. 1st. 8657461. #51  2 bdrm. cottage, lully lurnished,  electrical heat, satellite dish,  Egmont. 883-2222. 151  2 bdim. mobile, 1/2 acre, 5 appls.,  large deck, fruit trees, garden,  addition. Welcome Woods, no  pets. $650. 8854832.        #51  Large bedroom, use ol home.  Cable, private phone available,  quiet person, $280. 8652272.  ���49  House with self-contained 3 bdrm.  $725; 1 bdrm. $370. suites.  Stove, Iridge, DW, WD, lireplace,  mountain and water view, fenced  yard. Avail. Dec. 15. 886-2607,  Large 1 bdrm. suile, Lower Gib.  sons - view. Available Jan. 1st,  $575./mo. 8852257 or 8857630.  #49  t bdrm. suile, $450./mo. 886-  7016. #50  Granthams Landing, 2 bdrm.,  country viaw home, $750./mo.  8857018. #50  Gibsons 2 bdrm. mobile home,  view, $650/mo��� leave message.  732-3357. H51  3 bdrm. 2 balhs, FP, FS, DW,  WD, new home, avail. Jan. 1, no  pets, $850 Tuwanek 7314696.  #51  2 bdrm. bungalow in Roberts  Creek, avail. Jan. 1, $700. 885  9149,879-7981. #51  1 bdrm. WF cottage, Roberts  Creek, aft. 6pm. 6858358.   #49  t bdrm. apt. centrally located,  adult oriented. 886-7363 or 885  9038 #51  1 bdrm. duplex Rosamund Rd.,  approx. 630 sq. ft. $400 per mo.  8852355. #51  2 bdrm. suite Marine Drive, Gibsons, ml. Immed. $800 per mo.  8884515. #49  Cabin with a view between Gibsons and Roberts Creak, avail.  Immed., $500 per mo. plus utils.  8854714. #49  Oder 2 bdtm. view home In Central Gibsons. Avail. Dec. 1st -  15th, $625/mo. 8853013, leave  message. #50  AFFORDABLE ,  Newly decorated private small 2  bdrm. suM hi duplex, share bath.  Suit qdet person, $395./mo, Ind.  utilities. Dec 31st. 8852691 or  8853129. #50  1 bdrm. house, 1.5 acres, avail.  Jan 1st, $55<ymo. 8858145. #50  3 bdrm. lull basement view home  in lower Qibsons, aval. Jin. 1/92,  $900/mo. 1852978*. 5pm. #51  1 bdrm. apt. In triplex, quiet sub-  urt) near shopping mal, $425/mo.  To view call 8864958 or collect  9374794. #51  1 bdrm. suite. $375, avaH. Jan. t,  Roberts Creek. 886-3123 att.  6pm. #49  BACHELOR APARTMENT  Excellent amenities, brand new.  dose to Sechek, prdesskxwl, rVs,  $550/mo. 885-7161 eves.    TFN  2 bdrm house, Sandy Hook, $550.  Avail, immed. 8857719.     #50  Secret Cove waterfront furnished  2 bdrm. condo, avail. Immed.,  $550/mo. 9257055,9051384.  ���50  Mobile home, 2 bdrm. part, lurnished, secluded area, Gibsons.  Available immed., $575./mo. 687-  5437. #50  Large 2 bdrm. s/s duplex in Qibsons, 1009 Fairview SI., 5 app.,  quiel, large yard, $625./mo.  Available now. No pels, Sr. Discount. 1-921-5247. #50  Bachelor apt., $350. ind. elec,  cable, N/S, suitable lor elderly  person. Roberts Creek. 896-  7763. #50  Manse townhouse, lurnished, 6  mo. lease, negol. Jim Munro 885  2277. (50  Storage  8884621  #2  West Secheft, newly decorated, 2  bdrm. upper, view, deck, fireplace, quiet residential area.  $650. 6854764. #49  Mature, responsible person to  share view house In Davis Bay,  $350/mo. 8 heat. 885-7233 or  876-2363 (collect). #49  Sparkling new 2 level townhouse.  View, Sechelt, enclosed garage, 2  bdrms., 2 baths, 5 new appliances. Avail. Dec. 1st, $795./mo.,  8852299. #49  I bdtm. suite, $295. plus hydro,  683-2661. #49  3 bdim. apt., lurnished or unfurnished, close to lerry. Phone  8657516 after 6 p.m. #49  Furnished or unlumished 1 bdrm.  suite, new private entrance. Walk  lo lerry. View, $525. 8857394.  #49  I'Roi'inm  MANAUMIM  SERVICES  * Residential  * Commercial  * Industrial  We have some  fabulous residen-  tail listings coming up for December. Call Steve  References  Required  3 bedroom house  completely renovated,  full basemenl, walk to  all amenities, up town  Gibsons - $650.00 -  vacant, available immediately.  2 bedroom house  fabulous view, good  sized lot, double car  garage, vacant, available immediately.  Near    new    town  houae, close to all  amenities, two bedrooms, vacant, available immediately.  Retirement Vintage  units available immediately.  Waterfront - fabulous,  large 4 bedroom, 2  storey home, lire-  place, large kilchen,  dining area, etc.,  Gower Point area.  29. For Rem  SECRET COVE, JOLLY  ROGER It!  One and two bdrm. lurnished  watertront townhouses, avail,  immed. CU Bob, 4354271 days,  931-5591 eves. #49  2 bdrm. suite, Lower Road ana  on 2 1/2 acres. $850.00. Cal  8864724, alter 7p.m. #2  Workshop/studio space 500-1400  sq.ft. Phone 8852231.       #50  2 bdrm. interview apartment tor  rent year round in Secret Cove,  $600. Please cal or leave message lor Hayden al B859368.��50  Immac. lownhouse lor rent, just  like new. 2 bdrm, 6 appl,, fire-  dace, dose lo all amenities, avail,  immed. $700. 8853218,1-733-  7211. ��49  3 bdrm., 5 apd��� F/P, large dr ji,  caport, 1500 ��� sq.ft., large bright  kitchen, large utility loom, Upper  Qibsons, O'Shea Rd. $1800/mo.,  aval. Immed. 8864748.      #49  Devil Bay, Wilson Creek Hall  8852792,1851883,  ���3  Roberts Creek Hal aval., dances,  parties, weddings. Yvonne 888-  7815. TFN  STORAGE  Heated,    pallatized,    gov't  approved. Len Wray's Transfer  Ltd. 8852664. TFN  W/F in Roberts Creek. 3 bdrm.  home, private. 2 acres with beach  access. Double attached garage,  pool, F/P/wooditove, Iridge,  slove, D/W, outstanding view. No  smokers, please. $1200 per/mo.  Avail, immed. Leave message at  #50  We will in  - Screen potential renters  - Do moving-in Inspection  ��� Arrange lor maintenance  & repairs  > Collect Ihe renl 8 damagi  deposit  < Disburse rent monies to  owner  - Do movlng-out Inspection  FOR LEASE:  Approximately 800 to  1300 sq.ft. of fabulous  olfke space In kiwer  Gibsons area. Landlord may provide some  leasehold Improvements.  FOR LEASE  LOCATION  LOCATION  LOCATION!  Fabulous retail space  Immediately adjacent to  Galiano Market, Sechelt  (Bemadette's Galleries)  Perfect location lor your  retail business.  Avoid all the hassles  and problems and for  lust a pittance,  CALL the Property  Management Expert  STEVE SAWYER at  GIBSONS  REALTY LTD.  886-2277  Responsible babysitter, part-lime  alter school, phone Susan, 886-  8567. #49  WORK 4 TRAVEL FREE  JOQltfM  (rabaUnas.  foe job ctcifonts,  1-689-8328 / 689-8313  I Part-time for Dec, waitress 8  | dishwasher, 8859321.        #49  WINDOW CLEANING  , Final construdton clean-up. Janitorial and residential cleaning.  8858680-8852615. #51  Part-time evening help needed lor  janitorial company. Call 8857506  lor Interview. #50  Commissioned sales person  required Immed. exp. in electronics and appliances In wel established company. Apply in person  with resume to Kern's Home Furnishings, Hwy. 101, Gibsons, BC  TFN  Part time person required in video  department. Person flexible lor  day or evening shift an asset. No  exp. necessity, will train on computer, Must be 18 yrs. of age.  Apply in person at Kern's Homa  Furnishings. TFN  Medical Oflice Assistant lull  lime. Versatile person needed lor  two doctor lamily medksne dime  opening Feb. 1992. Pleasant  manner, common sense, sense ol  humour essential. Word processing, basic medical knowledge,  basic accounting, an asset. Apply  with resume to RR 1, S3, C10,  Gibsons, BC. 151  Wanted, waitress over 19 and  busperson. Apply at Seaview Gardens. 886-9219. #50  Easy work! Excellent payl Reading books and TV scripts at home.  Many readers neededl Full/part  time Directory, refundable lee. I-  504-6454513 ext. B305 24 hrs.#1  BAR MANAGER,  ROBERTS CREEK LEGION  Experience necessary, resumes  must be post marked Dec. 10,91.  Interviews Dec. 14th, mal only to  R.C. legion Branch 219, General  Delivery, VON 2W0. #49  3 persons to condud promotion  and membership drive lor newly  formed Suncoast Racquet Club.  Mutt be self-motivated and computer experience helpful. Call  Gordon at Canada Employment  Cenlre, 8652722. Must be collecting Unemployment Insurance.   #49  Wanted: 70 overweight people to  Isoe 1529 lbs. per months. 100%  natural, doctor recommended. We  pay you. Serious callers only 1-  533-5576. #50  Mechanic's helper, PT, may lead  toFT.883-1119. TFN  Your career is important! A professionally prepared resume will  increiie your chances lor that  new poiltion. CalLDiverilfled  Olfice Services, Phone/FAX  8884212. ISO  Qai attendants wanted part-time  8 fuMme. Apply Box 1493,015  ��*      #49  Exper.'d P/T dog groomar needed. Send fud resume. BoxF.db  Coast Newi,hnx 68. Sertoli K-  ���  'V;tfr* ���'"'  Wi  ,-,r'.' ��� '��� STAY HOME, EARN MONEY!  Variety of jobs available. Eam  $400 per week. Call 24 hr.  recorded msg. lor amazing Iree  details. (604)1-623-2380, ext.  ��* m  IN-HOME PROFESSIONAL  STEAM CLEANING  Carpets ��� Upholstery  POWERFUL TRUCK-MOUNTED I  EQUIPMENT  8EST POSSIBLE RESULTS  ,     JUST ASK AROUND!  886-3823  a division of aa onus  I SON FLOORCOVERINGS  Volunteers  Needed  Construction skills  needed to help build a  rool over an 8 foot kennel  for a local animal shelter.  Materials and help  provided.  Thrift Cenlre in Qibsons  area needs help Thursday  8 Friday  Animal Lovera needed to  help at the animal hospital  In the afternoon.  Piano Player needed for  Adult Care Facility on  Tues. or Thurs.  For theee end more  opportunities, pleaaa  contact the Volunteer  Action Centre, 885-5881  A Service funded by the  Ministry of Social  Services and Housing  Cod  Light hauling rubbish removal,  deliveries and odd jobs. Cal 885  3917. #51  Siding renovations, decks, carpenter handyman, reasonable  rates. Phone eves. 8852013. #51  Light moving and  removal. 8854066.  rubbish  ���49  Will hand knit your sweaters.  Very reasonable price. Cal 685  2948. 149  House cleaner now available,  hard working and honest. Paula,  ,8858593.  32. Ekisiness &  Home Services  Going Away?  Family daycare, reasonable rates,  6853001. #50  Teddy Bear Daycare has spaces  available lor 3-6 year olds and  after school care spaces lor 512  year dds. 8852721. #3  Book lor New Year's Eve, Gramma will babysit, breakfast induded, excellent ref. Tdephoneweek-  ends 8852479. #50  Wanted, babysitter lor occasional  evenings. Pratt area. 8854613.  #50  Molly Mouse Day Care spaces  available -16 months to school  age. Fun-filled caring environment  with eady childhood trained staff.  8853913. #8  For the best m house II 35. Business  and pet care Opportunities  885 2228  40-seat licensed restaurant In  mall, by owner. 8852223.   #49  FURNITURE STRIPPING  8853792  Helinishing 8 Repairs  #3  Typing service available.  Manuscripts, resumes, term  papers, business letters, etc.1  Reasonable rates. 885-7604. #50  JOHN'S BRICK ANO STONE  Good workl Good prices!  8858840  ���50  R.V. rod sed molor homes, trailers, campers. Work guaranteed,  8858871. #50  Rubbish removal and yard cleanup. 8857041. #49  SEASIDE FURNITURE  RESTORATION  Relinishing 8 repairs  Sales -6653792 -Trades  3 Drawer Oak Dresser, $375.00  4'x8'Wardrobe, $275.00  #51  LORNE'S HANDYMAN SERVICE  General service 8 repairs, deck*]  building, remodelling, bathrooms,  rec rooms. 885-2180.        #49  Boarding, taping, painting FAST  reliable service. 8853160 cellular  1-351-2502. #50  Ideally 1 only clean castles  antiques lo ninja turtles, 20 year  experience. 6656835.        #51  DRYWALL RENOVATIONS  Large or small professional linishing. Rob 8853573. #2  JOURNEYMAN CABINET  MAKER  Jamet McCarthy, 886-8347.  Using hardwood, plywood 8 solid  wood only. Cabinets, linishing,  installations. Kitchens, bathrooms, etc. #51  One Man Company ceramic tile  Installation, Interior painting, euro-  pean quality workmanship, reasonable, call Lei, evei. 885-  5663. #50  PEERLESS TREE  SERVICE LTD,  Topping- Limbing - Danger Tree  Removal, Insured, Guaranleed  Work. Free estimates. 6852109.  TFN  YORKSHIRE GARDENER  Lawn problems? Garden out of  control? Need tree pruning, hedge  shaping? Friendly, reliable service. Fully Insured. Commerdal 8  residential. References available.  FRE08853526. TFN  Pursuant to the Warehouseman's  Lien Ad, notice Is hereby given  that Ihe 1990 Plymouth Sundance  white 4 door Sedan serial no.  LP3BP48D3LN25274I, BC  licence XTD156 held by Abex  Used Auto Pans, Box 652, Gibsons, BC In the name ol Coleen  Fielder (deceased), Robert James  Fidder will be sold at a public sale  for debts outstanding in the  amount d $1725.75 on December  30,1991 al 12 noon at Abex Used  Auto Parts, Hwy. 101, Gibsons,  ���50  NOTICE is hereby given that an  application will be made to the  Director ol Vilal Statistics lor a  change d name, pursuant to the  provisions ol the 'Name Ad;' by  me Beverley Wanda Cranston ol  S40, C23, RR2, Qibsons, BC to  change my name Irom Beverley  Wanda Beebe to Beverley Wanda  Shipley. Dated this fourth day of  December, 1991, ��49  Lots of clearcuts  Coast News, December 9,1991 25  kySevCraattea  Call me a tree hugger. I don't care. In  fact, I rather like it.  Trees are coming down at an alarming  rate everywhere in British Columbia,  including the Sunshine Coast. Few people actually see clearcuts made locally,  unless you take the time and effort to  travel the logging roads and then, there  they are, ugly and eroded.  Enough about logging clearcuts. The  subject has been beaten to death and will  continue to be so until an equitable solution can be found.  As a Sunshine Coast resident, I am  horrified at the clearcutting that is going  on much closer to home, and I know  many other locals have noticed it also.  You can't help but notice. It is called  clearcutting a building lot.  It seems that lots are getting smaller,  the houses being built are getting bigger,  and this doesn't leave much room for  trees. It seems the trees which are left on  some lots and acreages must have had  their roots badly damaged by excavations, roads, etc. and are now blowing  down at alarming rates in the big rainy  wind storms received last month.  My question is, "Why are people having their building lots clearcut? Don't  they see any value in trees?" They give  us clean air, shade in the summer, exceptional beauty, homes for squirrels and  birds, add value to our property, were  here first and hopefully will tie long after  the destructive human creatures are long  gone.  Many new homeowners seem to be  replacing their trees with silly little  shrubs and ornamental small trees. These  will not protect your house in a big wind,  will not keep the cold from blowing in  (hence bigger fuel bills), birds and small  mammals cannot live in them (less  wildlife and beauty of nature to enjoy).  All of the above is quickly creating  one big mess and I call it 'Surrey by the  Sea'. Along with the little lots and mega  houses, shrubs and no wildlife, comes a  change of face on the Sunshine Coast.  Tin roofs and vinyl siding in their gaudy,  unnatural colours are really revolting and  are destroying the natural and woodsy  look of this area. What a shame!  One of the reasons people are having  their building lots cleared is that most  contractors insist on it. They like to get in  there with their big noisy toys and level  everything. It's so much easier that way.  Then when the foundation starts, there  are no trees hanging around to get in the  way.  Back in the early 70s when my -husband and I finally realized how futile it  was to try to save enough money for a  down payment on a house in our  native Vancouver, we looked elsewhere, even as far out in the valley as  Haney and Mission. When someone  suggested that unheatd-of place, Gibsons, we decided to take a look.  Hey, it was treed, clean, folksy and  cheap! We bought property in Seima  Park, hoping that maybe some day, we  could find jobs on the Coast. Radcliffe  Road, at that time, was just a dirt donkey trail on the side of the slope with  135 foot firs, smaller hemlocks and  cedars. It was second growth but had  been left for a long time and its undergrowth was lush and incredibly beautiful.  A few years later it was time to  build and our contractor told me to  "Forget it, lady" when I said I wanted  all the trees left except the ones in the  middle where the house was to go. He  laughed! "What do you think your  house is going to be built of, anyway?"  Well, I was devastated. I was just a  dumb bimbo from the city who  . thought she could live in the trees in a  little house with a silhouetted view of  the sunsets across Trail Bay.  I had to do some rethinking, as  there was no way that builder was  going to give an inch. He told me after  pleading and begging with him, that I  could have a few trees at the sides and  back. Into my hands he plopped a pile  of tags. I raged around tagging like  crazy. I tagged my heart out, and he  basically left those trees alone. It was  still a beautiful spot, but the pileated  woodpeckers moved out, the pheasant  and squirrels, too. The most beautiful  dogwood tree I had ever seen that took  up one corner of the lot, the builder  said "had to go". That was a heart-  breaker because as it turned out, it  could have stayed.  As the years went by, neighbours  came and went, each wanting my trees  topped or cut down. I tried to compromise, had two on the roadside slightly  topped, refused to top others.  A few weeks ago I took a stroll past  my old house. With all the sawing and  cutting going on on the Coast, I was  not surprised to see that my fight to  save trees was for nothing. The new  owners cut down the big trees first,  hacked in half what was left and a  new, horribly imposing, vinyl-sided  house, was built right next door without even a little cedar left in between  for privacy.  I guess I shouldn't have looked, but  now I think it may be time to move on  to bigger and better spaces.  Be energy conscious  over the Holidays  Make this a Power Smart  Holiday Season  You can help BC Hydro  reduce its peak electricity  loads over the holiday season and still enjoy your festive lighting.  New outdoor lights, now  on sale with the Power  Smart logo on the package,  will save an average of 50  watts per 25-light string.  Three major Canadian man  ufacturers - Noma, Alder-  brook, and Universal - are  now producing the energy  efficient bulbs.  Saving 50 watts per  string may not seem a lot,  says BC Hydro, but just  think of the number of  homes that have outdoor  lighting at this time of year.  Multiply those savings and  it really mounts up.  Ixrntrnthrt   111 I  FIVE YEARS AGO  The Elves Club Telethon raised over $6000 for Christmas hampers. Helping to man the microphones were Mayor Bud Koch of  Sechelt, Alderman Norm Peterson of Gibsons and author Peter Trower.  Gibsons Council opted to join the Regional District's Economic  Development Commission but Sechelt decided to postpone their decision pending further study.  TEN YEARS AGO  A storm's savage path of destruction tore through the Madeira  Park area on December 4, causing power outages from Sandy Hook  to Egmont. BC Hydro called in four crews from Vancouver to help  with emergency repair work.  In Egmont one pole was pulled down and a transformer lost when  twenty seven trees fell across lines. Everywhere, trees were uprooted,  rather than just broken off. Residents said "It was just like a twister;"  FIFTEEN YEARS AGO  The Sunshine Coast Queen will sail its last run Monday night if  everything goes as planned with the introduction of the Queen of  New Westminster to the Howe Sound crossing.  The employees laid off the Sunshine Coast Queen have been sept  to the manning pool and will be restationed on the new run.  TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO  Mr Clarence Joe, chief councillor of the Sechelt Indian Band,  invited members of the various committees in the area to meet with  the Indian Band Council to discuss matters concerning both cultures.  The band plans to meet with these groups periodically to study  programs which would be of mutual benefit. D.G. Poole of  Granthams was elected chairman.  THIRTY FIVE YEARS AGO  Retirement from one business doesn't mean idleness or retirement  from work, the life of the Clayton family of Sechelt proves.  Over six years ago Eric Clayton retired from the Union store..  After a brief respite he built a small grocery store. With the help of  Mrs Clayton and the boys, John and Dick, he worked up such a business that he enlarged and added warehouse space. This year, with the  need for more space, Mr. Clayton joined the Tom Boy Stores, an  independent chain of grocers, and now announces the opening of  Tom Boy Store No. 5.  FORTY FIVE YEARS AGO  An enjoyable afternoon of tea and sale of Christmas novelties was  held Saturday at Kewpie Camp in Roberts Creek.The sale was  opened by M^s. C.D.Clough.  Prizes for the highest score in whist wenl to Mrs. Brines and Mr.  A. Rusk.  MASCOT* SPEEDING  FORI SPEEDING  STOPS YOU.  nut Imuran  BCYCNA  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  ANDYUKON  COMAVHm  NEWSPAPERS  ASSOCIAnoN  235  BLANKET CLASSIFIEDS  These ads appear in more than 100 community newspapers in B.C. and Yukon  and reach more than 3 million readers.  To place an ad, call the COAST NEWS at 886-2622  lor 25  words  $195  W. 70 each additional word  CotnpWa Bobcats  Excavating-BacMmmg  Retaining Wats-Trenching  Landscape Contructtin  Drainage  TFNt  Brltt Varcoe, carpantar, lounda-  Hon, dado, lancea, a patloe, M5-  7��77,evai.        ��*  New  NWD  LAND DISPOSITION  In land recording district of  Westminster on Lot 3382, GPI,  Nelson Island.  Take notice that Tri-Water Aggregates Ltd.  of Ste. 101 - 12151 Horseshoe Way,  Richmond, B.C. is applying for extension  of existing lease 25683 for DL 3382:  Commencing NE corner DL 6493 for  1676M East, thence 2317M South, thence  1497M Northwest to Southeast corner DL  3382, thence 763M North, thence 1028  West to Northwest corner DL 3382, thence  214M North to Southwest corner DL 6496,  thence 104M East to Southeast corner DL  6496, thence 222M North to Northeast  corner DL 6496.  The purpose for which Is gravel quarry  extraction of aggregates.  Comments concerning this application  may be made to the office of the Senior  Land Officer, #401 - 4603 Kingsway,  Burnaby, B.C. V5H 4M4. File #2405472.  Attention: John Gerbrandt.  m  jsY /  fm.pt  APPLICATIONS  AREA  AUTOMOTIVE  COMPUTERS  Engines rebuilt for Cars and  Trucks. 6 Cyl. Irom $995. 8  Cyl. from $1,095.   100,000  Km warranty. Bond Mechanical 872-0641, eves. 857-  1377, toll-free 1-800-663-  2521.  BURN YOUR MORTGAGE.  PC Software to Save 1,000's.  User Friendly on any IBM/PC  Compatible, w/wout Printer,  $39.55 delivered. MAIL  CHEQUE: DATEX SERVICES Limited, 5436 Victoria,  Vancouver, B C, V5P 3V8,  BUILDING SUPPLIES  (604)321-5822.  DOORSI WINDOWS! Interior and exterior wood, metal  and French doors, wood windows, skylights. MORE! Call  collect to WALKER DOOR  and WINDOW in Vancouver  at (604)266-1101.  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES  COLOURFUL BUSINESS.  TRAIN TO MANAGE an  Apartment/Condominium  building. Many jobs available. Government licensed  home study certification  course. Call for details:  (604)681-5456 or 1 -800 -665-  8339.  EQUIPMENT  Do you hava a flair lor colour  and design? Decorating Den,  Canada's lastest growing In-  tenor Decorating Franchise  is expanding in B.C. Training  provided,  lower Mainland  525-8722, Provincial 1-800-  565-8722.  PACIFIC FORKUFT SALES  LTD. (EST. 1972). Dozens  good, used Fortdilts available.  LP, Gas, Diesel, Electric. We  buy Tool (604)533-5331, Fax  (604)533-4563. Eves. Derek  Gray (604)277-1905.  GROUND FLOOR OPPOR  TUNITY. Dislributorswanted  - Econo-Flush.  Most effective water conservation device.    Exclusive patents.  Every toilet needs one. In-  vestment secured by Inventory.   Canedco.   (403)455-  Truck. 1,000 gallon tank.  New pump, new tires, 50 It.  hose. Excellent mechanical  condition with new paint.  Phone (604)495-2255,  (604)495-7911.  FOR SALE MISC  7500, fax (403)454-1699.  WANT TO MOVE to the  coast? Rent-A-Wreck locations available In B.C. Call  now, collect (403)228-0600.  BUSINESS PERSONALS  EQUIPMENT FOR SALE:  966C Loaders, Bucket or  Grapple, Trucks and Low-  beda, Paving Equipment,  Service Trucks, D-6 Cats,  Excavators, 410 John Deere  Backhoes, Champion 740  NUDE JIGSAW PUZZLE.  Great Chrlatmaa Gift! Taste-  ful female pose. Only $24.95  all Inclualve. Call (604)652-  0477 or write "Sensual Puzzles', Box 366, Brentwood  Bay, B.C., VOS 1A0. Visa.  Grader, John Deere 670A  Grader complete with snow  wlnga, Water Trucks, 966C  16 yd. CNp Bucket and several mora pieces not listed.  Call Vic Kampe, (604)493-  6791 days, (604)493-7742  evenings.  FOR SALE MISC  DIAMONDS. Investment  Grade. Your Best Buy. Independent laboratory report.  Single diamonds at wholesale prices by ordering direct.  Give diamonds to Ihe ones  you love. Buy lor investment,  lor your enjoyment. Call for  free price list. Diamond Exclusive Inc. 1-800-777-1024.  'BIRD'S CHOICE'. Birdseed  for sale. Wildbird, cage bird.  Dust Iree. Super clean. Farm  fresh. Prompt delivery. To  order or lor a price list, call  Chin Ridge Seed Processors  today toll-free 1-800-563-  7333.  Light Nanaimo Bars Recipe.  Hall the calories, all the taste.  $3.95.1.Belle,RR#1,Powell  River, B.C., V8A 4Z2.  BIS Connections. Offers  compiled list ol recently  awarded contracts, names,  addresses & contract specifics. We hope to assist tradesmen In finding employment  overseas. Currently included  is dala concerning contracts  commencing in Kuwait *  Denver. Colorado. Information call 361-3530 or 721-  56S4.   Exclusive Sheepskin Products.  Car Seatcovers, Rugs, Slippers, Baby's Lambskin, etc.  Mall order anywhere. 30 day  money back guarantee. Free  catalogue. Call Shear Comfort  toll-tree 1-800-663-7750.  GARDE NINO  ATTENTION INDOOR/OUTDOOR GARDENERSI  JON'S PLANT FACTORY  LTD. has tools, organic and  hydroponic fertilizers, Halides  and Sodium lamps plus the  bestadvlcel I-800-661 -4322  or 294-3000 lor Information  and FREE catalogue.  HEALTH  MOBILE HOMES  CALL NOWI Free Mail Order  Catalogue trom Vitamin Discount Stores. Please call 1-  800-663-0747 or in Vancouver 321 -7000 for all your Vitamin Needs.  HELPWANTED  JANDEL HOMES - Edmonton's largest. Wholesale  clearout. 1976 Atco 2 bedroom $12,750. 1977  Fleetwood 3 bedroom  $11,900.1977 Pyramid, Iront  kitchen, immaculate $ 15,500.  1(403)478-1404, Edmonton,  Alberta  PERSONALS  ELECTROLUX. A leader in  floor care products since  ble and part-time or lull-time  service/sales representatives  to call on existing customers  in this area. No investment.  Opportunity to eam as much  as $400 on t package or $200  - $300 In service. Call 879-  FREE LIST ol 50 money-  making home businesses you  canstartlor under $500. Write  Canadian Institute ot Home  Business, Box 334, Sorrento,  B.C., V0E 2W0.  6871 for details, ask lor Bob  Miller.  PETS  CRUISE LINE EMPLOYMENT PACKAGE. Types ol  Jobs/How to get those Jobs/  North America Contact Directory/Morel   For details call:  (604)535-3539.  BASSETT PUPS ready for  Xmas. Males $300, Females  $400.   Tri-Color, Purebred,  Shots, Dewormed & Tattooed.   Papers available.  Parents can be seen.  462  9702.  N.W.T. POOL/waterfront  staff: Dual instructor, FA, CPR  REAL ESTATE  and experience.   $13/hour,  travel/accommodation.  Resumes by Dec. 17/91 to:  Roland   Gosselin,    Fax  (403)920-6467, Yellowknlle,  N.W.T.  MAKE A FORTUNE making  others happy. The ultimate  fundraising tool is creating  hundreds of new opportunities with Incredibly High Incomes. Urgenty needs sales  people, t-800-263-1900.  PROPERTIES TO BE SOLD  for unpaid taxes. Crown land  availability. For Information  on both write: Properties,  Dept. CN, Box 5380, Stn. F,  Ottawa, K2C3J1.  SERVICES  Major ICBC and injury claims.  Joel A. Wener trial lawyer lor  22 years. Call collect:  (604)736-5500. Contingency  lees available. InjuredinB.C.  only.  TRAVEL  HERE'S THE CURE FOR  THE 'NO MONEY BLUES'.  Independence, job flexibility  and unlimited potential can  be yours.   So... shake oft  those blues! Call us today 1 -  800-661-3305, MA CHERIE  HOME FASHION SHOWS  (est. 1975), Burlington, Ontario.  Portugal. 2 weeks. Departs  February 14. Algarve region.  Fun, sun, golf, sightseeing.  Additional options. Price  $1,643 P.P. based on 2 sharing. Cheam Travel, Chilliwack,  1400-661-2142.  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