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 tfjfa o*  c ^ 'fit  CThe Sunshine     CI  oast New��  To The Children  In Our lives and Within Our Hearts:  This Season as Well as Our Future is in Your Hands.  May the Joy and Peace Felt at This Time  Live On Throu^out The Year  December 23,1991  Volume 45  Issue 51  ��JL~.. Coast News, December 2.5, 1991  2fori Sale  On Now  r   Closed Dec 25  through Dec 28  272 (Sower Pt. Rd.  Gibsons, B.C.  886-2818  news  LttlNH  in your heme  HOMEALONE  Yours for Only  VIDEO ETC.  SUNNYCREST MALL ��� GIBSONS      886-8312  Best of the Holiday Season  & a Happy New Year  from all of us at  TWIN OAKS DEVELOPMENT CORP.  Season*  Greeting*  It's a happy time of year.. .a time to extend our sincere good  wishes and thanks for your friendship. It has been such  a pleasure knowing you and serving you d uring the year.  So that our employees may enjoy the holidays with family  and friends, we will observe these special hours:  Tuesday, December 24:  December 25-29:  Monday, December 30:  Tuesday, December 31:  Wednesday. January 1:  8 am ��� noon  Closed  8 am - 5 pm  8 am - noon  Closed  0��^&Vttmjf&t.  Hwy. 101 at Pratt Rd.. Gibsons .  886-7359  Trustees agree to  reconsider K-12  for Pender school  hu uu aaamit  ���J JIM mjft.  Over 150 Pender Harbour residents packed into the gym at  Madeira Park Elementary school last Tuesday to witness a move by  trustees to take a time-honoured government approach to iheir controversial K-12 school decision - further study of the issue.  Before a standing-room-only crowd at the special meeting,  trustees voted unanimously to reconsider and then withdraw an (Jet.  22 decision, which had supported an amalgamation of the elementary  and secondary schools onto one site at Pender Harbour Secondary.  Following the advice of Schools Superintendent Clifford Smith, the  board then voted to pursue a long-term sludy of facilities on the Sunshine Coast, starting with the Pender Harbour area.  Recently, groups from the community expressed opposition to the  ttoard's decision lo go ahead wilh a K-12 facility, which included  presenting trustees wilh an 800-signatute petition against ihe plan.  In supporting Ihe votes to reconsider and withdraw the earlier  decision, trustee Carol Adams said, "Although we thought we were  talking to our community, it's apparent now with the petition that  they didn't feel ihey were heard or listened to."  Rebuild sense of community support  In an address to the board, Superintendent Clifford Smith said the  Ministry of Education would be unlikely to support any decision  which did not have support of the community. "We need to rebuild a  sense of community support and trust," he said.  But Smith also advised the board lhat it would be wise to seek  "outside advice" on long-term facilities planning. In further discussion, however, Trustee Shawn Cardinal questioned the necessity for  advice from outside Ihe Sunshine Coast. "Our communities know  what's good for them," she said, "and we have a lol of expertise  locally "  Following Ihe meeling, Secretary-Treasurer Tim Anderson said  the Ministry of Education supports independent facilities planning,  and would most likely provide some money to the school district for  the study. Independent studies are especially supported in rapidly  growing school districts, he said, because il allows for greater overall  planning, rather than a series of piecemeal decisions. He also said the  "independence" of any study was especially important, given the controversy surrounding the issue. "It can't be seen as us bringing a boy  up from Gibsons," he said.  Anderson anticipated any study would lake about two months lo  complete, and would likely not be finished until the middle of March.  He also anticipated the cosl of the sludy could run up lo $15,(KXI.  Meanwhile, the school district will ask that the K-12 propositi now in  Victoria be put on hold.  More study 'waste of time and money'  Maggi Jacks, one of the parents representing communily opposition to Ihe earlier K-12 decision, said after the meeling she was happy  the amalgamated facility would not go ahead as planned. But she was  uncomfortable wilh the withdraw*.! of the original motion, because ol  the possibility il could be presented again. "I Ihink we have to be  really vigilant until we're satisfied they've made a decision that's  best for the community," she said.  Jacks also questioned the need for further study, calling il a waste  of lime and money. She said the board already has all Ihe necessary  information. "We've had meetings for Ihe past Iwo years," she said,  "and al each meeling the communily turned down a K-12. I don't  think we need any more consultants and more meetings. I ihink we  should just get on with il."  By Thursday following Ihe meeling, Secretary-Treasurer Tim  Anderson said he had contacted one study firm, Cornerstone Planning  from Vancouver, about providing a cost estimate for a study. He said  he ex|iecled to have their proposal hy the nexl board meeling on January 14, and would (hen be able to approach the ministry for funds.  Setting it straight  The announcement in last week's Coast News that the town of  Gibsons would be lifting ils hold on development was incorrect.  The hold is still in effect and will continue until further notice.  Our apologies to the town of Gibsons and any developers who  may have been inconvenienced.  COTTRELL'S MARINE SERVICE.   I  ���������\ 1051 SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY, GIBSONS V.  .     .      886-3005  One of three ghosts of Christmas pasl gives her stirring  recollection of dying as a result of drinking and driving  to Elphinstone Secondary students. The school's Traffic  Safety Club, in association with local RCMP and a host  of stu'Jents, re-enacted an actual accident from cause to  consequences as part of their message encouraging people  to not drink and drive. Joel Johnstone photo  Counter Attack  on the offensive  Don t drink then drive: RCMP  bySnuartlumsid*  The RCMP's CounterAtiack  Program is well underway on  the. Sunshine Coast and as of  December 18, three impaired  drvving charges were laid and  si>! 24-hour suspensions handed  ou.'t.  ��� According to Constable Pat  Mrurphy, the officer coordinating the efforts to curtail drinking and driving on the Coast,  officers at the roadblocks over  the holiday season will be  equipped with "roadside screening devices" to help delect alco-  h ol on the breath of suspected  offenders.  - The roadside screening devices are about the size of a  transistor radio and, rather than  give accurate breath analysis,  indicate if drivers have enough  alcohol in their systems to war-  . rani being hauled to the stalion  for more comprehensive testing.  Roadblocks for the Counter-  Attack Program will continue  through January 8, according to  Murphy, and will be placed randomly throughout the region.  "We don't have the  resources of some of the other  areas (of the province)," Murphy said, "so we will put up as  many roadblocks as possible  while changing the time and  location."  He said the goal of the program was not just to end alcohol  related deaths on the highways,  but to curb the numerous nonfatal car and property accidents  caused by drinking and driving  as well.  Constable Pat Murphy  "It makes ICBC happy,"  Murphy noted.  He said the (non-inebriated)  public seems to appreciate the  effort and is willing to put up  with the occasional inconvenience caused by roadblocks, but noted there have  been complaints that the roadblocks are occasionally too visible.  "Some people say that  drivers can see the roadblocks  coming and have time lo turn  around," Murphy said.  He noled, however, thai  there is often a police car stationed nearby waiting for people who try lo slip away.  Murphy said CounterAtiack  is proving successful, and,  while provincial statistics aren't  available yet for this year's  efforts, lasl year's resulted in  some 1,000 BC drivers being  charged with impaired driving  after nearly 320,000 roadside  checks.  SEASONSGREET mas  GIBSONS MOTOR INN  Haid-A-Way Restaurant  886-4638  Hwy. 101 al Park Road  886-4501  '. ���-:     "���������"   '    '    '    '���'-'��� it-'-.'- '���������  *  MB Coast News, December 23, 1991  I  news  Smokers may soon have to butt out in Sechelt.  Sechelt considers  implementing an  anti-smoking by-law  >f J���tljd  Walch thai hacking cough in the Municipal Hall. Sechelt could be  getting lough on smokers in the near future.  The District of Sechelt is considering an anti-smoking by-law,  which passed first reading at the regular council meeting Dec. 18. If  passed, the by-law would place certain restrictions on smoking in  retail stores, banks, government offices, hospitals, health clinics,  buses and even taxicabs. Restaurants would also be required to provide 25 per cent of their total sealing for non-smoking customers.  Proprietors would be required to hang up No Smoking signs in designated areas.  Anyone found breaking the by-law could be subject to a fine of  between $25 and $500.  And in case you're thinking of sneaking out lo the stairs to steal a  socially unacceptable drag, don't bother - Ihe proposed by-law would  also prohibit smoking in elevators, escalators and inside stairways.  We will be closed Dec 21-26 and  re-open Friday Dec 27.  MERRY CHRISTMAS  TO ONE AND ALL  / l  Regular Lunch Hours ��� Dec 31  NEW YEAR'S EVE  Special Menu -5-10 pm  Closed New Year's Day  Back to regular hours Jan 2  il*  Thank you for your patronage in '91.  We look forward lo seruinfl you  in Ihe coming year.  The Management and Staff at...  Hydro emergency measures viewed  Gibsons council requested information after recent power outages  by Rom Nicholson  Brian Demerse, regional  manager of the North Shore  coastal area for BC Hydro,  appeared before Gibsons council last week to answer questions raised in a letter from  Mayor Eric Small.  Small's letter noted the  power blackouts experienced by  Gibsons during recent storms  and asked that Hydro address  several issues involving preventative maintenance and  increased staffing. In particular,  Small was concerned lhat hydro  be "sufficiently equipped to  respond to a crisis without having to wait for crews to arrive  by ferry from Vancouver."  Demerse said Hydro's practice is lo provide a staff which  meets the ongoing maintenance  and construction in the area. At  present they employ five linemen and one machine operator,  supplemented with local contractors.  He said in major emergencies Hydro relies on Ihe Lower  Mainland staffing pool and  additional privale contractors.  He added lhal 24 linemen and a  number of tree contractors  worked on Ihe Coast to repair  damage caused by Ihe November 16 storm.  Public safety is the first priority in an emergency situation,  Demerse said. After lhat. power  is restored to individual areas as  fast as possible. The main lines  which service Ihe greatest number of people are repaired first,  followed by smaller lateral  lines.  During an emergency, the  district office is kept open and  office staff handle phone  inquiries from the public, while  technical staff organize Ihe  activities of outside crews.  Local Hydro manager Wayne  Turner, in conlact with the  office by two-way radio, travels  throughout the district assessing  damage and establishing priorities.  Demerse said that although  Ihere is no telephone hotline  available to the municipal  works superintendent, the fire  department does have a number  available on a 24-hour basis  which puts them in touch with  the Lower Mainland control  centre in Vancouver.  He added the works superin-  tendant could also be pul in  touch with Turner by phoning  the local Hydro office.  'We see it as  the town's  responsibility  to provide  emergency power  for critical  installations.'  Small's letter noted the  town's sewage plant was without power for some hours during the storm. But Demerse said  Turner had been in contact with  an employee of the town and  concluded the situation did not  call for immediate action.  "We got back to it within  about six hours," he said. "We  see it as the town's responsibility to provide emergency power  for critical installations. The  ferries and the hospital, for  instance, have that kind of backup."  In order to minimize risk of  blackouts Demerse said Hydro  spent about $180,000 in this  district last year on maintenance  and vegetation control. Next  year the budget will be  increased to at least $280,000.  A full-time contractor deals  with trees which are a danger to  lines.  "We seek the co-operation of  homeowners and the Department of Highways," said  Demerse. "In this district we  ^V^/^rMana8ementat  REALTY LTD.  X"  Boa 335. Oowti Point Woad. Qtbioni, B.C. VON IVO    886'  ���i  ���8107 J^\  can gel up to a 20 percent  refusal rate from private individuals (who do not want their  trees cut down).  "We try to point out that one  individual can put the line in  peril for many other customers  who depend on il for power.  "On the North Shore when  we receive a refusal by a customer, we leave wilh them a letter pointing out if one of their  trees cause damage to a line, we  will seek restitution for our  costs of repair.  Mayor Small said the town  has plans for providing backup  power for emergencies.  Alderman John McNevin  recapitulating the events of the  lasl storm, added, "I'm nol criticizing any of your staff. They  worked very hard at the job (of  restoring power).  HIGHWAY 101   (.IHSO\s     ^tiN   HU1 Ol    I Ml   MM  . Fl I \\  I K E.NSEI)     AIK ( (i\l)l I H)M I)     hv,   ilss  GIBSONS  PARK PLAZA  ��*$%,      BURNING VS CHIPPING  **" SUMMARY  Prescribed burning fallowing logging, commonly called  slash-burning, is an important silvicultural practise In  British Columbia. Prescribed burning produces  significant amounts of COi, a greenhouse gas.  However, much of the carbon In the burned materials  would eventually be released as CO: during decomposition if burning  were nol carried oul. Furthermore, much of the CO> is recovered by the  new forest. Prescribed burning in managed forests will not necessarily  result in a net increase in atmospheric CO, levels in the long-term.  Research by Forestry Canada has helped to increase our understanding  of the behavior, impact and ecological effects ol prescribed fire, and has  supported Ihe developmeni of application technologies and predictive  systems, so that prescribed fire can be used in a safe, effective and  ecologically appropriate manner.  . CONCLUSION ,  Prescribed burning In British Columbia results In more rapid release of  CO.- stored in biomass residues than would occur II burning wEre nol  practised, bul does not necessarily contribute to long-term Increases in  atmospheric CO, levels. This is because much ol Ihe CO, that Is released  during burning would otherwise be released during decomposition, and  because CO, is recaptured by the new growing forest.  The Sunshine Coast Lions Club is environmentally conscious, and by no  means wishes to do anything to further barm the breakdown of the ozone,  but according lo Forestry Canada Scientists, chipping Xmas trees still  releases CO, into the atmosphere, only at a slower rate. Therefore, Ihe  Sunshine Coast Lions Club is still going ahead with our  ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BURN ON JAN STH, 1992  Drop your tree off behind Trail Bay Mall (Block 7) anytime after Xmas, and  come oul Jan. Sth at 7 am to say farewell lo the Xmas Season.  FREE HOT CHOCOLATE PROVIDEDI  Courtesy of the Sunshine Coast Lions Club  NOW OPEN  Woolwortlv  SUNSHINE  COAST  INSURANCE  AGENCIES  LTD  citlclS OFFICE SOLUTIONS LTD.  SEA&ON'S GDffiTING&  We wish you a Merry Christmas  and success throughout the /ear  OPENING SOON  ��� SEARS ��� BERNADETTE'S GALLERIES ���  ���RE/MAX TOP 20 REALTY*  ��� NEW CHINA KITCHEN ��� BUDGET VIDEO ���  ��� DAR LEBANON RESTAURANT*  ��� GIBSONS PET FOOD & SUPPLIES ���  FOR LEASING INFORMATION CALL  1-876-3199  ALL AMMO  SAVE 25%  OFF REGULAR PRICE  SAVE  20-70%  OFF REGULAR PRICE  Iff LOOK FOR MANY MORE IN-STOI  ]  LOOK FOR MANY MORE IN-STORE  SPECIALS ON DARTS, SKATES  EXERCISE EQUIPMENT AND GUNS  TRAIL BAY SPORTS 1  SAVE  20-30%  OFF REGULAR PRICE  ALL ADULT CT  MOUNTAIN BIKES  HOCKEY EQUIPMENT  SKATEBOARDS  COOLERS  CRESTED HOCKEY JERSEYS  JACKETS AND CAPS  PING BAGS  Trail A��p   A Cowrie   SECHELT  LF CLUBS, BAGS  ~ CARTS  ...,i....��-.���  J Coast News, December 23, 1991  An example  worth noting  from Australia  How many Canadians, one wonders, read or heard the  news from Australia about how the Australians had  changed Iheir Prime Minister and indulged in a little  wishful thinking about our Prime Minister.  And it is not jusl a matter of not appreciating Ihe ineffable Mulroney, but Canadian history recently is replete  with terrible internecine warfare. One thinks of John  Diefenbaker with half of his cabinet resigning and his  caucus up in arms, clinging nonetheless to power and  leading his patty to electoral defeat in defiance of everything.  Joe Clark fell from grace with his party amid endless  plots and much public suffering; John Turner was the victim of another party revolt and there was much backstab-  bing and bloodletting before the Liberals managed to turf  him out.  In Australia, on the other hand, it seems relatively  civilised. Tlie caucus of the governing Labour Party loses  confidence in Prime Minister Hawke, ihere is a vote in  caucus, he loses, and emerges to announce that of course  he will support .the new leader.  Now this smacks of thai rarest of commodities, common sense. Even the best of political leaders loo long in  power can become bored or arrogant or both, and when it  iiappens in Canada there seems to be nothing that can be  done about it. Tlte Prime Minister appoints his loyalists to  Cabinet, demotes his critics to the back benches and as a  consequence is rarely challenged let alone replaced.  In all walks of life there seems to be a tendency to endlessly reinvent the wheel. Canada repatriates its constitution and it must be a monument lo the man who was leader at the time. It must be new and unique and different  from all others. Instead we should have been taking a look  around at bow democracy works elsewhere and incorporating the best features of the best system we can find.  Certainly in this winter of Canada's discontent, with  economic woes and the constitutional capers exhausting  our leaders, not least the Prime Minister, it would be nice  if we could say: "Let's give someone else a chance to sort  this out."  We do not, of course, and so with an exhausted Prime  Minister who is nearly entirely discredited in the country  we prepare to lurch on together for at least another couple  of years without any real hope in the improvement of the  management of our affairs. It is sad.  Timely suggestion  The suggestion has been made that carver Dudley  Carter merits the Order of Canada. It is a suggestion  which is long overdue.  Carter, who will be one hundred and one in May and is  still making great art with an axe, has been outstanding in  sculpture since before the Second World War. He is  revered by his peers and little celebrated in his country of  birth.  Letters for support for the nomination are requested  and should be sent care of Peggy Small, P.O. Box 717,  Gibsons, B.C. VON IVO.  T^AHDMTHBKOHBl  ANPAttoniEKl  letters  Keep options  open for future  Editor's Note: The following  is a copy of u letter to John  Cuthbert, Chief Forester of  B.C., filed tiilh this newspaper  for publication:  Presenl forestry practices in  coastal British Columbia could  be easily adapted lo preserve  and enhance populations of  Western Yew trees (Taxus brev-  ifolia) . a potentially highly  valuable resource for pharmaceutical and specialty wood  uses. Although very little is  known about the ecology of  Western Yew in BC, an excellent description of Ihe species is  given by Bolsingcr and Jarmillo  in Silvics of North America,  Volume 1 (1991). Of particular  interest is the observation that  Western Yew has the potential  for growth release after oversto-  ry removal. Thus, rather than  leaving yew trees to rot in  clearcuts. a better alternative  would be to leave them standing. This inexpensive practice  could be a wise monetary and  ecological investment. For  example, small yew trees would  have the opportunity to Increase  their growth rates substantially  while large yew trees would  serve as centres for seed and  vegetative propagation, and  could be harvested for their  wood and laxol reserves as  required. Furthermore, large  yew trees in old growth forests  we are studying are between 300  and 400 years old, well beyond  the limits of an 80 year forest  rotation cycle.  Ideally, scientific investigations on the population dynamics and distribution of Western  Yew in BC should be initiated  soon. However, we believe that  by leaving yew trees and  saplings standing after harvesting old growth forests we will  be keeping our options open for  the management of this important species.  ANDRE ARSENAULT  GARY BRADFIELD  Botany Department  University of British Columbia  Animals benefit  from donations  On behalf of the Sunshine  Coast branch of the SPCA I  would like to express our appreciation for all the help the Coast  News has given us in the past  year.  The excellent pictures taken  by Joel Johnstone and published  weekly in your paper of cals and  dogs for adoption, at no cost to  us, and also the free advertisements have been a huge success.  As far as I am aware all the  animals pictured have been  placed in good homes. In some  cases our phone has been tied up  all day and night after the paper  came out.  Together with your kind help  and the donations we receive  from people and businesses, our  work in finding homes for abandoned and unwanted animals  has been made much easier.  I would also like to thank Dr.  J. Bomstein and his staff at the  Gibsons Animal Clinic for  donating so much of Iheir  already busy time and expertise  lo SPCA animals and our problems.  Without them and a small  /efters welcome  We welcome letters to the editor on matters of public  interest. However, we reserve the right to edit  submissions lor brevity, clarity and legality. Please mail  your letters to:  The Editor  Sunshine Coast News  Box 68  Sechelt, B.C.  VON 3A0  group of dedicated volunteers  our work would nol be so successful.  I wish you all a Happy Holiday and a Prosperous New Year.  Thank you.  H.J. ALMOND  President, SPCA  Outraged by  staff comments  I am outraged by the comments from Department of  Highways staff quoted in the  December 16 issue of the Coast  News. Be assured that Roberts  Creek is not a throughway to  someplace else or the space  between one mall and another!  The sense of community is very  strong here and growing  stronger all the time. You may  be aware that Creekers declared  their nationhood last May in  recognition of our area as a distinct society. The citizens of  Roberts Creek will not allow a  through highway lo destroy our  downtown core - not now, not  in 50 years.  The staff responsible for the  statements quoted in the Coast  News and for the attitude of disrespect to our community will  certainly not be around in 50  years but my family and the  families of other Creekers may  well still be flying the 'Gumboot Flag' and all it represents.  Abandon your plans now and  save yourselves a headache  later.  DONNA SHUGAR  Roberts Creek, BC  'Tis the season to try something heartwarming  'Tis the season, is it not, for a little Christmas  confection and I thought I'd try my hand at something heartwarming, seasonal, tasty and sincere.  For my recipe I've chosen equal parts of Canadi-  ana, memory, and literature and if 1 do the mixing  well there may be an aftertaste of value which may  be savoured in this season.  1 listened this morning, as 1 do as frequently as  the world will allow, to the Peler Gzowski show  known as Morningside on CBC Radio. 1 happen to  believe that Gzowski is the quintessential Canadian and his show which is orchestrated with intelligence to be truly coast to coast in Canada is one of  the fine threads holding this increasingly fractious  country together.  Further, I have found comfort, interest and  recognition in the much-maligned national radio  network all over this country. I have tuned in to  good programming from Dawson City in the north  west to Lark Harbour, Newfoundland, just outside  Cornerbrook.  This morning Gzowski was interviewing actor  Donald Sutherland about his work in the recently  completed film and TV show on Norman Bethune.  The first fifteen minutes of the interview, which  lasted an hour, was taken up by these two Canadians in their mid-fifties exulting about the radio  shows they had heard in their youth, one of them  in Nova Scotia and the other in Timmins, Ont.  They traded delighted reminiscences about listening to W.O. Mitchell's Jake and the Kid, for exam-  musings  john burnside  pie, starring John Drainie, and Ihey paid fulsome  tribute to the role played in Iheir young life by  Canadian radio.  Across the Atlantic, a young Scots boy of aboul  the same age as Gzowski and Sutherland was finding ihe magic of radio opening his mind and imagination in rural Scotland. There is yel no other  medium which can so challenge the primed word  as a stimulus to imagination. In both of these  media there is so much garbage that il can be difficult to remember how fundamentally enriching  they can be when intelligently handled.  Some years later, when the.lwo Canadians were  finding their way into distinguished careers in film  and radio, the young Scotsman was teaching elementary school in Valois, Que., on the west side of  Montreal Island. He only taught elementary school  for two years and both years at Christmas time he  read that classic of Christmas classics, A Christmas Carol, aloud to enthralled grade six students.  A year before in art class, always a mine field  for him of non achievement and frequent  eniharassmenl, he had made the one and only artifact ever to spring from his hands which had life  and character, lt was a papier mache mask with  hooknose and scowling visage. During the readings of Christmas Carol the scowling mask hung at  Ihe front of the room inside a Christmas wreath  and, of course, was called Ebeneezer.  When the lasl Christmas reading was over, did  the young man already know that he was going to  specialize thereafter with less joy in secondary  school classrooms? He gave away the mask to a  troubled young man called Tony H. whose uncle  had been the Canadian poet Charles H., a contemporary of Charles G.D. Roberts and Bliss Carman.  Young Tony carried the papier mache Ebeneezer off cradled in his arms as though he had been  granted divine favour.  I was reminded of these long ago readings this  week when another denizen of a popular CBC  radio show, Al Maiiland, was overheard doing a  marvellous reading of A Christmas Carol. Fireside  Al is not entirely my cup of tea, when it comes to  reading aloud - and this may be professional jealousy, for I dearly love reading aloud. He is a bit  too fruitily self-congratulatory and cutely clever to  win my entire approval, but I must say his reading  of A Christmas Carol is masterly.  So rich and varied is the Dickensian text, so full  of colours, sights and sounds and ironic little jests  within the text, that there is no time for the reader  to do any posturing and preening. On the night that  I focussed in, Maitland was reading the portion of  the book where the Ghost of Christmas Present  was taking Scrooge to the home of Bob Cratchit  where they looked on the Christmas feast skimped  of all by Scrooge-induced poverty except love and  kindliness.  The night before, the Ghost of Christmas Past  had taken the old miser back to the Christmases of  his youth as an apprentice in the joyous Fezziwig  establishment.  These may be the quintessential Christmas  scenes in all of English literature. The writing is  prose at its best and it can be no coincidence that  Dickens the reader of his work was as celebrated  as Dickens the writer. It is prose that is meant to be  read aloud and all of my misgivings about Mail-  land fall away when I hear his reading of this wonderful story.  There you have it, my Christmas confection:  some praise for the spoken word and the art of the  storyteller; for the much maligned Canadian institution which gives such pleasure and such a sense  of union across this land; the memory of a little  boy made happy on a long ago Christmas; and a  tribute to a great writer in a great treatment of a  great subject. What is there left to say except, in  the wottds of Tiny Tim:| "A Merry Christinas, and  God Bless us - everyone!"  c&mt  Ths Sunshine Coast News is locally o  snd published on me Sunshine Coast, B.C.  every Monday by Glassford Press Ltd., Box  460. Gibsons, fi C . VON 1V0. (604) 886-2622.  FAX (604) 686-7725. Sechell Office,Bo* 68,  Section, B C. (604) 885-3930, Editorial (604)  885-3980, f AX (604) 865-3954.  The Sunshine Coasl News is protected by  copyright and reproduction of any pan of 11 by  any means is prohibited unless permission m  writing is firs, secured from GiassfoM Press Ltd.,  holder of ihe copyright. 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Coast News, December 23, 1991  opinion  in a nutshell  s. nutter  *Tis, perhaps, the season to remember past Christmases. Through a  sequence of radio bits and one very odd dream I am, rather fuzzily  I'm sorry to tell you, brought back to the Christmas in Winnipeg  before numbers of us left for the war. The Christmas of 1939.  Winnipeg it seems to me was a pretty well perfect Christmas  place. You could sure to Betsy count on snow. Friends, neighbours  and just plain inhabitants were walking around dressed in a wide variety of Dickensian-looking garb; big outside scarfs, hats of all sorts,  ear-muffs on a significant few, big mits, big buckled overshoes. Their  cheeks were rosy and their eyes shined. It was early enough in the  season for us not to be bored by the snow. And it was still cold  enough for it to have a satisfactory crunch underfoot.  Moaners and groaners were definitely a minority. When I caught  the first street car at the end of the line every morning, it would still  be dark. I would have walked a mile on a path through scrub woods  and I guess it would have been cold. I would climb aboard, the car  tilting with my weight, take up the driver's shovel, and put more coke  in the stove. There would be just the two of us and it would be nice to  record that we sang Good King Wenceslaus or whatever, but I can't  remember thai we did. It was however, cheery, always as I remember,  swaying and rattling down Jubilee and Osborn into town.  A heady sort of experience  We put on, or whomped up, a production of A Christmas Carol in  the old Orpheum Theatre in '39. The theatre, now long gone, was just  off Portage and just off Main, popularly known as the coldest (inhabited) part of the country. The theatre had been built as an opera house  in the days long before us, even then, when travelling opera and theatre companies toured the west, mostly from England. It still had a lot  of, mostly peeling, gilt and plaster cherubs and angels and whatnot,  and boxes bulging over the stage; but what it didn't have was a reliable electrical system.  We, young and amateur if ever, were of course over ambitious.  We were taking A Christmas Carol straight from the book, and working out the scenes as we went along. There was the temptation, not  always avoided, to caricature our seniors in the Dickens characters as  we freely developed them.  After dusting oul the old theatre, not used then for perhaps a year,  we were free, on whatever funds I forget, to have our rehearsals there.  This was at the time a heady son of experience This was, decades  before 'Phantom of the Opera', the perfect place for it. A perfect  place also for Dickens in the wesl. We drifted in there from our various pubs, feeling very much a part of the theatrical tradition. Sure it  wasn't London or New York, but Winnipeg, in the centre of the continent, suited us all in 1939.  'A Christmas Carol' gives you really quite a bit of scope. Compare, for example, the one with Alistair Sim and the one done in  Elora, Ontario with Henry (the Fonz) Winkler. The snow is falling  down (mechanically in Elora), a great amount of trouble has been  taken wilh the background, the story has been faithfully adhered to,  but the people, spirits and all, are all entirely different.  And so it went through the night  Our production of '39 is as I've said, a bit fuzzy in Ihe memory.  Just about everything went wrong of course, in our untutored hands.  We had read the books and decided on a scrim, for example, for the  ghost scenes. This was a see-through drop part-way down the stage.  With a right lighting behind everything came perfectly clear. With a  right lighting in front all was invisible. Simple enough right? You  could even play with this stuff, just twiddling knobs, and make things  come and go.  What came over the footlights on that first night in Christmas  week of '39 I have only the evidence of some friends who were there  to rely on. I was playing Marley's ghost, wearing a moustache that  was supposed to identify me with the manager of the Dominion  Bank. This was an OK ploy, but inasmuch as I had made myself up  with green greasepaint, expecting a blue spot, and got instead a hard  white, I was out there waving away with the cash registers, knowing  that I simply looked like a clown.  And so it went through the night. Scenes appeared and disappeared almost al random as our earnest member twiddled the knobs,  and as the ancient electrical system responded.  Notwithstanding, nonetheless and everything considered, it was  not a bad Christmas bit in that old opera house in Winnipeg. Some of  us, meeting in odd places in the war years, remembered it fondly. So  it was a balls-up as any pro-producer would say, still it was Dickens,  man, and it was a lot of fun.  letters  Thank you for  new computer  Recently our centre had  computer death and we were  desperately trying to find a  solution. I would like to personally thank all the people who  contributed to getting us back  on track. They are: Paul Tombu,  Humphrey Hon, Graig Irwin,  Charles and Joan Pratt, Wilfred  Wilson, Andrew Smith and Pat  Braithwaite.  Thank you! Thank you! The  new computer is wonderful.  NANCY BAKER  Volunteer Action Centre  Thank you for  help with lights  The board and staff of Rockwood Centre would like to  thank all those who helped to  make the 'Light the Lights' celebration such a success for  1991.  The talented performers who  gave freely of their time to  entertain the many children and  adults were John Webb on the  pipes, Reg and Lynn Dickson of  'Harmony', the Sunshine Coast  Choristers and storyteller Karen  Bruce. And once again, Mayor  Nancy MacLarty did the honours and the gardens became a  Christmas wonderland.  We would also like to thank  the newspapers on the Coast for  the very generous coverage they  give the on-going classes and  events which take place at  Rockwood.  BOARD AND STAFF OF  ROCKWOOD CENTRE  New MIA needs  time to learn  In October we elected a new  MLA, Gordon Wilson, for the  Powell River/Sunshine Coast  constituency.  Now everyone realizes a new  MLA needs time to learn the  ropes. I think most people are  prepared to allow time for a  novice to find out how things  work in the legislature and to  become informed on the issues.  Not only is Gordon Wilson a  new MLA, he is also the leader  of the opposition with no parliamentary experience. Even more  to learn in a short period of  time. A huge task for anyone.  Bul we would expect that he  was prepared to give all of his  time to learn these new roles  while still representing the constituents of Powell River/Sunshine Coast.  That's what we should  expect but it's not happening.  Gordon Wilson has kept his seat  on the Sunshine Coast Regional  Board. A time-consuming job  for anyone who is living up to  their responsibilities.  Someone is getting shortchanged. Mr. Wilson should  decide if he is going to be a full-  lime MLA and Opposition  Leader or a representative on  the SCRD. He owes it to the  voters of Powell River/Sunshine  Coast to resign his seat on the  regional board immediately.  Not only so the voters of the  SCRD can have proper representation, but also that the people of this constituency may  receive full-time representation  as promised during the election  campaign.  JACK METCALF  Powell River, BC  Slash and burn  not appreciated  Well, it's time to exercise one  of my democratic rights again.  Fire off another lener to the editor, (a task and duty I reserve  only for those moments when  I'm either totally disgusted, frustrated or otherwise p���off, of  which I am now all three).  What year is this anyway,  1991 or 1881? I mean this whole  concept of private land ownership and control of the resources  located thereon is really hilarious. After all, the only real plot  PRINCESS LOUISA  TOUR  DEPARTS EGMONT  A DEC. 28 ��� 10 AM  IDEAL  CHRISTMAS  GIFT  Pelagia Tours  FOR RESERVATIONS  rALL 883.2280 J  SPRING IS jUSJ AROUND M CORNER  ORDER YOUR HOAT TOPS,  MARINE COVERS  ,  ,     & UPHOLSTERY  ALL SIZES of CUSTOM CUT  For Cushions, Mattresses  and Waterbeds  Fiberglass ��� Plexiglas�� ��� Upholstery Supplies  WWUPH0LSTERV&BQAT1WE.  ���37 Wyngaart rd. EHmom     888-7310  of land we'll ever own is that  which finds us permanently  fixed in the horizontal position,  (the grave).  Who really owns the trees on  OUR land? Why, all of us, of  course. I think the SCRD needs  to pass a 'no tree cutting' by-law  for its entire mandate, nol jusl  Halfmoon Bay. Trees do more  than just obstruct our view ot  paradise. They fix carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, something no mortal nor belligerent  land owner (borrower) can ever  hope to accomplish.  (And yes, as an experienced  tree surgeon and selective logger, I understood it to be illegal  to cut down Dogwood trees;  bully on Ann Miles of Gibsons.)  While the SCRD is at it, why  don't they outlaw another of the  world's largest sources of environmental pollution, slash-burning? The Ministry of the  Environment stated recently that  slash-burning, both commercial  and residential, is the largest  contributor to greenhouse gases  in BC. And, not surprisingly, the  culprit responsible for most of  the area's unwarranted tree cutting is also to blame for those  massive heaps of slash and tree  debris we constantly see going  up in smoke: developers.  Can't we build our houses  and live in this most blessed  region of this impoverished  globe without desecrating the  very essence of what brings us  (and keeps us) here?  KEITH THIRKELL  Sechelt, BC  Thanks for cheer  at the landing  In any promotion there are a  lot of unsung heroes. May I  please use your paper to publicly acknowledge those who  brightened the landing?  Bill Wright of Willoughby  Tree Farm for the beautiful tree  in Pioneer Park, the children of  Div. 13 from Gibsons Elementary School for the decorations,  the cast of "Christmas Comes  To Lonesome Gultch" for their  music, Max Jamieson for coming to the rescue, Mike Busnar-  da for his time given in such a  pleasant manner, Design Photography, staffs at Molly's  Reach and the Harbour Cafe for  making space for Santa to talk  to the children, the boaters who  have brightened the harbour.  Ken's Lucky Dollar for their  gift of oranges and the Coast  News for their help in promotion.  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In a widely predicted move.  Centra Gas announced last  week that the survey it conducted following a meeling with  Roberls Creek residents confirmed thai construction of a  nalural gas distribution system  in Ihe area is not economically  feasible.  And by last Monday, crews  were back al work, laying down  Ihe high-pressure pipe which  will carry the gas through  Roberts Creek - bul not into  homes or businesses there.  "There's no question lhat  many Roberls Creek residents  are real proponents of natural  gas," said Brian Farley, general  sales manager wilh Centra Gas  "From those who wanted gas,  there was a strong demand, but  the total volume isn't sufficient  to justify installing a distribution system at this time."  Centra Gas said of Ihe  households and businesses surveyed, 17 per cent said they  wanted natural gas immediately.  Another 26 per cent said they  were interested in natural gas at  some time in ihe future and 26  per cenl were not interested at  all. No response could be  obtained from about 31 per cenl  of homes. A total of 193 buildings were surveyed, in comparison to the 145 buildings which  Centra Gas originally thought  were in the pipeline area.  In many respects, the survey  was a theoretical exercise. Even  if 100 per cent of homes said  they wanted nalural gas, the distribution line would still nol be  economically feasible, based on  estimated volumes, said Farley.  S^^^^^^Tl  New  Year's  Day  11:00 am  Registration  at 10:30  Fulfil  sponsored by Tha Lion* Club*  Endurance Challenge  [Cliff MossVDaveKimpinskyj  I GibSOIIS Liom PnS.   \   SunsMnjI^itZon.ClwlnMn   I  V \ S.C. Uons Pres. J  Jo dale, pledges total $1000 - Still accepting pledges  Funds will help establish an Ophthalmology Clinic  al SI. Mary's Hospital  A distribution system laid  down at the same time as the  high-pressure pipe would have  involved a capital cost of  $315,000. said Farley, and  would have involved a capital  cost of about $2200 per customer as opposed to the $1800  per customer in most other  areas.  Centra Gas is regulated by  the BC Utilities Commission,  under whose mandate it must  demonstrate "prudency of  expenses", said Farley.  The survey was conducted  after Centra Gas met with about  80 residents of Roberts Creek  on Dec. 8, who are angry that  the company is using the community as a corridor for a high  pressure line between Gibsons  and Sechelt, but is not offering  hookups to homes in Roberts  Creek.  "At the request of the  Roberts Creek Community  Association, seven of our representatives worked on the project  for three days." said Farley,  "because we wanted to clarify  the situation quickly both for  ourselves and the residents."  Centra Gas is now continuing construction of the high  pressure line through Roberts  Creek.  "We do expect substantial  growth in the Sunshine Coast  area." said Farley, "and will  move quickly to install a distribution system in Roberts Creek  as soon as demand justifies it."  In some other areas which  have not been found "economically feasible", communities  have received grants from the  provincial government under a  Power and Gas Extension Program lo help fund the cost of a  distribution system.  TO AJLaH  ... the Spirit of Christmas is the spirit of  love . . .  May this holiday season bring to you and yours the old-  fashioned spirit of Christmas. A warm hearth, warm friends  and a season bright with warm holiday cheer. We would like  to join in by wishing you the warmest of holiday greetings!  Alex, Anita and the Staff at  CEDARS INN  895 Highway 101, Gibsons ��� 886-3008  This outdoor  fireplace  at  the Weals  light  display  provides  a  place  for people  to  socialize while the children enjoy the show. Stuart   Burnside  photo.  A Christmas light display  Santa would be proud of  A Coast family tradition for nearly twenty years  by Stuart Burnside  There is, on the Sunshine  Coast, a Christmas light display  for the entire family that makes  Fantasy Gardens look like a dim  bulb, and costs only what you  are willing to give.  The Weal light display on  the outskirts of Gibsons is  approaching its twentieth year  with all the grace and beauty of  when it opened in 1973, and  then some.  Mary Weal lold the Coasl  News the display started as a  gift of sorts from herself and her  husband (o the community.  She said she and her husband  started with a few strings of  lights in the early 70s, and continued to the point that their  yard was loo beautiful to keep  to themselves.  "We decided we had to give  something back," Mrs. Weal  said. "We had a decent life and  there comes a point when you  have to return some of the good  fortune you've received."  At that point the Weals  'There are lights  absolutely  everywhere.'  began to open their light display  to the public.  Mary Weal said she and her  late husband Albert absorbed  the cost of the Hydro bills for  the lights and didn't charge anything for the display until a  point when an elderly lady  ended up in tears because the  Weals wouldn't take her  money. "She wanted to pay  something," remembered Mrs.  Weal.  "We decided that if people  felt that strongly about it, we  would accept donations for  charities," she added.  Now the Roberts Creek Volunteer    Fire     Department  ol The Corner Closet  Wishes one and all a Joyous  Holiday Season  -*-  -*-.  *    ML r  I'm still taking consignment  clothing, especially Ladies sizes  16  18 20  Rear 689 Highway 101       Gibsons     886-8078  Hours 10.30-4.30 Mon.-Sat.  (RCVFD) receives all the  money donated for the light display and in return, since Mr.  Weal's death in 1988, the  RCVFD does all the work  stringing the lights.  The RCVFD starts putting  the lights up as early as October, according to Mrs. Weal,  and begins taking them down  sometime after the last show  January 1.  Mrs. Weal credits her late  husband Albert with the creativity behind the display, saying he  would spend a lot of time drawing maps and diagrams of how  additions to the light show  would look. "It was something  he really enjoyed," she said.  There are now wheels of  bright Christmas colours that  glow and spin, illuminated Santas, snowmen and reindeer,  angels and nativity scenes, stars  that sparkle in the trees while  soft Christmas music plays  through speakers located about  the property and, of course,  there are lights absolutely  everywhere.  An attempt to count the  lights was made by the fire  department, according to Mrs.  Weal, but they got side-tracked  around 7,500. "There must be  about 10,000, though," she  added.  The Weals used to buy all  the required Christmas lights at  "after Christmas" sales but, in  the mid-80s worked out a deal  with a major light distributor to  have lights donated.  The Weal property is located  on Oldershaw Road, on the  northwest side of the Peninsula  Hotel as one heads to Sechelt,  and the light display is open  from six to 10 pm until January  1.  i  ���j..: -......���.. ,   ,r n TaAanfrjn,  V     �����n��i��r Coast News, December 23, 1991  community  M     V-j  ^!..mJ ^mm*m  ���^i^t  :5--j  |  MP'v  ��� IP       V      tt  4i  ^ ilr\  Dozens of little snowflakes sing the praises of winter along with their classmates  for parents at Roberts Creek Elementary during a school production of The  Runaway Snowman. Joel   Johnstone   photo  by-tonka Lil|>ln,m-3541  The Christinas tree is a beautiful symbol of the winter holiday season, part of the Christmas celebration in many lands. The presence of  green life and the smell of the woods freshens the tired air of our lives  and lifts spirits up to the heavens. Many small bright lights twinkle  among the needles, illuminating the handmade, personal ornaments,  reflecting off the shiny, fancy ones. Decorating the tree is a time of  coming together, a time of seeing the sparkle in a child's eyes, a time  of honouring the grace and quality trees bring into our lives.  For trees have been the source of wealth to all nations. They've  been used to build homes from pioneer to suburban times. They created the soil upon which we grow food. They supply fruits and nuts  for food, medicines for our health. They hold the soil in place and  keep it from following the rains to the sea. They give us paper to  write on and books to read. They create jobs which supply our families with necessities. The list goes on.  Christmas is a time for giving. And what better symbol than a tree,  especially here on the Sunshine Coast? I am very thankful there are  so many trees here to share. I wish you all a Happy Christmas, one  that nourishes the whole person, body and soul.  Library Notes  The library will be closed December 24, 26 and 31 for the holidays.  Gibsom  Landing  Wishing You A  Merry Christmas  Thank you for your  support  Closed January 1 through  15, gone looking for new  treasures for you.  Re-opening Thursday, Jan 16  See you in  the New Year.  -Janice  george In glbsms  by Gaotfa Cooptr  A golden wedding anniversary dinner, prepared by friends, took  place at Harmony Hall in Gibsons last December 3. About 60 guests  offered Morley and Lucy MacKay their warmest wishes. Daughter  Elizabeth Piwowar proposed the toast to her parents and read out  messages of good will from three cousins in England, from friends  wintering in Arizona, and other in White Rock. Music for the evening  was provided by Jack Richardson.  Morley and Lucy were married December 4, 1941 in St. John's  Anglican Church in Claresholm, Alberta. They farmed and then  ranched in Claresholm until Morley's retirement. They came to live  here in 1977.  On December 28 the MacKays will be in Claresholm to celebrate  this special anniversary with family and friends.  "Our wedding trip in 1941," Lucy said, "was to Banff which at  that time was only a summer resort. So in the middle of winter the  local people could easily guess why we were there.  Legislature Office Stroll  Took a peek, when walking about our provincial parliament buildings the other week, at the new offices set up for the official opposition. After all our MLA is the leader thereof.  They looked like the cubicles often seen in real estate offices.  "Some will have to hold two MLAs," said a pleasant lady who was  trying to get back to a desk to her typewriter or computer.  Out of there and along the hall an open door drew my gaze. A  washroom (US restroom). What splendid appointments! Glistening  tiled walls in pastel, an ice dispenser, a coat rack to permit more comfort and less hazard in the general activities of a washroom, a shoe  shine cabinet. The cubicles there were done in simulated marble.  Very elegant. Perhaps an exchange could be arranged by the leader.  QrwMty  7  A Christmas tale from Roberts Creek:  the Karmazyn brothers and Santa Claus  by lov Cranston  It was December, just before  Christmas, seven or so years  ago. High snow-laden clouds  had rolled in overnight on the  quiet Sunshine Coast, Roberts  Creek to be exact.  Large fir, cedar and maple  trees dotted in between with  small beach houses became cold  and damp overnight. The houses began to chug out their puffs  and streams of smoke from their  beach stone chimneys, often  three to a house.  The winding narrow road  appropriately named 'Beach  Avenue' was quickly becoming  angel white as large fluffy  flakes of snow whirled and  danced to the ground in an ever-  increasing thickness.  The silence was white and  beautiful. The boughs of the big  firs and cedars began to bend  downward with the weight of  the snow.  Today is the day of the children's Christmas party at the little school at the loghouse camp  down the road. What an appropriate day for such an event.  But as it turned out, not everyone could come as the snow had  covered the road and hill down  to the school. Being able to  walk the short distance proved  to be a good thing twice on this  day.  A group of about 20 children, aged three to five years,  10 or so parents and our much-  loved and always good  humoured teacher, Martha,  were in attendance for the party.  We were told as the children  unleashed their wet parkas,  mitts and boots, that there was  hopefully, even with the heavy  snowfall, going to be some  great local entertainment.  As we all settled down in the  'big room', some on benches,  others cross-legged on the floor,  out whirling, jumping and dancing came two, then three characters dressed like gypsies, all  colour, silks and sashes, playing  a flute, tambourine and mouth  organ.  The wide eyes and stunned  silence of the viewers testified  to the wondrous magic the minstrels known as the Karmazyn  Brothers could conjur. Alan and  David and their stage partner  Chris played, juggled and  brought cheers, raves and loud  clapping from their audience of  tots and adults. After the show a  spread of Christmas goodies  was downed and suddenly all  were surprised by the presence  of a small round man, all clad in  red and white, with large black  boots and a dusting of snow  o'er his suit.  "Ho, ho, ho," laughed the  'right jolly old elf, as he greeted each delighted child with a  hug and a treat.  When all were again settled  and quiet, Santa, who turned out  to be Ted Dinsley, the caretaker  and well-known friend of the  kids, sat down upon the round  piano stool and proceeded to  play all the favourite Christmas  carols with the children singing  along.  Suddenly everyone looked  around, while talking, singing  and laughing. Santa, as if by  magic, had disappeared, and so  had the three entertaining minstrels.  I took this moment to bundle  up my two and out the side door  we slipped.  "Look, this is how Santa got  here - he doesn't need reindeer -  he lives just down the road!"  cried my three year old son as  he pointed to the big boot prints  that led a path in the by now  four inch deep snow across the  clearing. "You know, I think  you're right. Santa really is  magic."  Ted Dinsley and Alan Karmazyn are gone from us now,  but my children and I and many  more people on the Sunshine  t.Coast and elsewhere will  always remember them and the  happiness they brought everyone they touched.  Baha'i  Faith  The Hnlui'i teachings .s|x*ak  not only to the spirit of  man, hut lo the heart...  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It comes  with a tax deductible receipt,  and il's a great way to avoid the  Christmas crowds.  To put things in perspective,  last Christmas Canadians spent  four billion dollars on presents,  wrappings and decorations.  According to statistics from the  Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, in 1990 those same  Canadians donated 4.7 billion  dollars to charity.  Donations can be made to  local organizations, like the  Elves' Club and the food bank,  or lo local chapters of organizations like the Cancer Society  and the SPCA. Or you might  consider international charities.  like Operation Eyesight or  sponsoring a child in a developing nation. Many charities will  be happy to send along a card or  a note to the person you name,  letting them know of your dona-  lion.  You could also consider volunteering some of your time to  causes in the community as a  special gift to someone on your  list.  According to a recent Deci-  ma research poll, 79 percent of  Canadians surveyed agreed that  caring for others in society is  "our most important value." A  total of 55 percent of those surveyed agreed that giving to  charitable organizations was an  important way of expressing  that feeling. In addition, 74 percent of respondents said they  would like to become more  involved in making their communities better places.  In the same survey, about  half the subjects said they  would like to give more to charity, but don't seem to get  around to it. For many people  that will sound like a familiar  story.  ^M Season's Greetings  I From the Faculty & Staff of Capilano College  1   Registration will begin Jan. 2. All classes will begin the week of Jan. 13.  1    Our Spring '92 hours will be:  Anthropology 206  1   January  Native People of British Columbia  1    Monday - Friday                   9 am - 4 pm  Fridays, 11 am - 2 pm  1    (Open Jan. 8 and 9 until 7:30 pm)  Robert Muckle                  South Campus  1  Art 120 Drawing and Painting  1    Monday - Thursday                 9 am - 7 pm  Tuesdays, 6:45 - 9:45 pm  1                                                               pm  Paul Deggan                      South Campus  1   ABE/Upgrading Classes  Business Management 100  Selected Business Topics  1    In addition to regular ABb of It-rings in  Weds. 7 -10 pm                 North Campus  1    bnglish, Math, and Science, these classes  1   have heen added:  Economics 101 - Not available this term  ^^^^|    BMTH02I  English 100 Composition  1    - A review ot Ihe basics lor adull .students.  Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 pm  1    Lecture/workshop format  Robert Sherrin                 South Campus  1    Mondays, 9 am -11 am       North Campus  Geography 108  1    Science in the Evening  Canada, A Topical Geography  1    - An additional class has been adtled to ihe  Monday, 6:30-9:30 pm  1   ABE Science Program  Charles Greenberg             South Campus  ^^^^^^B   Thursday evenings             North Campus  Political Studies 104  II   Timetable for University  1   Transfer and other Courses  1    ARC 105  Canadian Government  Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm  Michelle Carr                    North Campus  1    Strategies and Skills for Success in College  Psych 100 Introductory Psychology  1   - 1 his course will provide reading and  Date/Time TB A  1   sludy skills support for students taking  1    University Transfer and/or ABE courses.  Sociology 100 Introductory Sociology  |   Thursdays, 6:30 -10:30 pm  Mondays, 7 -10 pm  1   Susan Murray                   North Campus  Gordon Bailey                  North Campus  osed until Jan. 2, messages may be  T" m==m   Note: Although the College will be cl  LmB   left by calling 885-9310.  CAPILANO  |   COLLEGE     5627 Inlet Avenue ��� Sechell B.C. ��� VON 3A0 ���Telephone: 885-9310  All the youngsters lined up for their parents at Davis Bay Elementary and presented a  memorable Christmas concert. Rose   Nicholson   photo.  davls bay news  byJo-��mwSlManti,ee5-3e29 .  With all those spanking new 1992 calendars,  it's time to start marking them up. On January 14,  the community association meeting is hosting two  retired pharmacists, Gordon Sauder and Bob Mil-  ward, who will give a talk and show a video, courtesy of Merc-Frosst Pharmaceutical, on "Drugs  and the Elderly". Drug abuse amongst the elderly  is a very real concern. I almost losl my own dad a  few years back when he was overdosing himself  on prescription drugs. The meeting is at the hall at  1 pm and refreshments will be served.  Power Outages  Wasn't that a corker of a storm last week? A little pocket of residents on Whitaker and Laurel lost  power for approximately nine hours. Don't we  take electricity for granted?  Christmas - a time for closeness  There is a special magic that is Christmas.  Ancient cultures chose the winter solstice as a time  to rejoice even though it was the darkest time of  the year.  Think of all the preparations we make for this  important day - mailing cards, baking, shopping,  decorating, gift wrapping, plus the social events  we take part in as part of the holiday season. When  the grinch in you rebells al the commercialism of  Christmas, remember as you gather around the tree  with your family, how blessed you are.  When you are enjoying your Christmas feast  this week, please take lime lo raise your glass and  propose a toast to health, prosperity and happiness.  Merry Christmas!  Lack of equipment stalls fridge  recycling program on Coast  Escaping CFC's could be reduced if program is implemented  Old refrigerators now sitting  in the marshalling yard at the  Sechelt landfill site could be  shipped to the Lower Mainland  for recycling, if environmentally hazardous material was first  removed from them.  The problem is, there's no  equipment on the Coast to do it.  So far, the lack of equipment  necessary to take chlorofluoro-  carbons (CFCs) from old  fridges has stalled Regional  District plans to recycle the  appliances.  The CFCs, used as a coolant  in refrigerators, contribute to  ozone depletion when released  into the environment.  Because the CFCs are considered hazardous, old fridges  can't be shipped off the Coast io  recycling plants in the Lower  Mainland until the CFCs have  been removed from them. And  so far that has posed a problem.  Because although there is  equipment on the Coast for  putting the coolant into appli-  'Sofar, nobody  has come up with  the money'  ances, there's no equipment  here to take it out again.  According to Sieg Lehmann of  the Regional District, who said  he has spoken to a local appliance repair business, equipment needed to take the CFCs  out would cosl between $3000  and $4000.  So far, nobody's come up  wilh the money.  Right now, the yard at the  landfill accepts the fridges with  the CFCs still in them. Eventually, said Lehmann, the Regional District would like to see a  system of proper disposal and  recycling of appliances, under  which no fridges would be  accepted at the landfill site  75% ck  I**'     BLAG  ALL  BLACK & WHITE  Poster Images  Wilson Creek Gallery  Wilson Creek Plaza  885-0877  SatnstthtAt Const  Credit Vnlon  Fifty Yeara  19 4 1-19 9 1  In recognition of  CHRISTMAS  we wili be closed  Wednesday, December 25  Thursday, December 26  and New Year's Day*  Wednesday, Jan 1,1992  ���raw  unless the owner presented a  certificate to prove the CFCs  had been properly removed  beforehand. But until the Coast  gets the proper equipment, the  program can't be started.  In order to get the appliances  off the Coast with the CFCs still  in them, a dangerous cargo sailing would be required.  The problem of potentially  damaging waste disposal on the  Coast isn't a new one, says  Lehmann, and it involves more  than old refrigerators.  To date, there is also  nowhere on the Coast to dispose  of hazardous household chemicals, including paints and insecticides. Earlier plans by the  provincial government to send  around a mobile drop-off depot  never materialized, says  Lehmann.  Meanwhile, paint cans are  being stored in containers in the  yard at the Sechelt landfill site,  awaiting some kind of proper  disposal system in the future.  Eldercollege  offers variety  of courses  Are you 55 or better? Have  the time of your life at a class  tailored to you. Eldercollege,  through Capilano College, is  offering a variety of courses to  be held locally at a reasonable  cost, and at convenient times.  All groups are led by enthusiastic, experienced volunteers  who are determined to meet the  interests of older adults and  have fun at Ihe same time. If  you have an idea for a class, call  Julie Southerst at 885-9310 or  Edith delaHaye at 885-3592.  Pander Harbour  Branch:  Box 28  Madeira Park. B.C.  V0N2H0  Teli 883-9531  Seevhelt Branch:  Box 375  Teredo Square  Sechelt. B.C.  V0N3A0  Tel: 885-3255  Glbeon* Branch:  Box/15  Kern's Plaza  Gibsons, B.C.  VON 1V0  Tel: 8868121  gp\ North  V;w) Oaks  767 North Rd.,  Gibsons, B.C.  2TAmflomENTEb  SINGLE LEVEL  TOWNHOMES  Phase 3&4  Now Starting  For more information  please call  Twin Oaks  Development Corp  8864680  V- *l -n i ���  '  . 'r j i. !_��� _.,.,:' !?���.*���' .:,.-..'. -.'/v.    ..,"��� ���'  ..feSyMkSkrS-A. J. ��r.��.jf.-i  ,ie.l. .A a-.^-~*.  -,  l^~_ .*._*> ���-'- ������>' ' Coast News, December 23,1991  community  May Christmas bring  the music of laughter:  the warmth of friendship  and the spirit of love, now and  throughout the New Year  Wishing You  A Happy Holiday  Season!  Lola, Alia, Liza A Bruno  OPEN BOXING DAY!  npr% Off All Christmas Stock  40 & Calendars  T5k  STOP IN  Coast Books  (iibsons Landing - Next to the Omega  886-7744  sechelt scenario  by Margaret Watt, 885-3364  As this is the last column of 1991, I'd like to thank all those"  people who helped me with it throughout the year. A big thank you  goes out to: Wally Erickson, who always takes the time to give me  the news of the Sechelt Legion, especially on Remembrance Day;  to Shirley Gagnon, for her reporis of the ladies auxiliary to the  legion; to Marlis Knaus who handles the publicity for St. Mary's  Hospital Auxiliary and does such a good job of it; to Don Brown  of the Sechelt Garden Club; lo Earl Perry of Toastmaslers International; to Janet Leckie, who keeps me up-to-date on the doings at  Wesl Sechelt Elementary School; and to Margaret Humm, who  still gives me all the news of the hospital auxiliary bridge club,  even after I got it wrong. I hope I haven't missed anyone. A very  Merry Christmas to you all and a great New Year.  New Year's Eve Dance  The Sechelt Legion, Branch 140 is putting on a dance on New  Year's Eve. Tickets are $25 for a couple, $12.50 single and I  believe that covers the smorgasbord supper. Music is by 'Free Fall'  which was so popular last weekend. Tickets can be purchased at  the bar.  Valdy at Raven's Cry  On Saturday, January 4 at 8 pm, the Raven's Cry Theatre in  Sechelt will host Valdy, presented by Watersyde Folke. Valdy  tickets will be on sale in the box office when it re-opens January 3  from 9 to 4 pm. The next movie presentation at Raven's Cry Theatre will be on January 12.  Christmas Lights  Take the children to see the wonderful display of lights at the  Weals', Highway 101 just before the Peninsula Hotel. The lights  will be on every night from 6 lo 10 pm from now until January 1,  It's a beautiful sight.  Totem Lodge  Eveiy day is visiting day at Totem Lodge. Christinas is the perfect excuse to go visit one of our elderly pioneers - if you need an  excuse. You don't need a present, jusl you is enough.  Wildlife  centre's  raffle wins  announced  Joanne Dickeson of the  Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre  announced the winners of the  raffle held last week during the  display al Trail Bay Mall.  Thursday's winner's prize  has been picked up; Friday's  winner was number 0644266  and Saturday's grand winner of  the ceramic owl was number  0644273.  Murphy'* *m*n  S\a\����...  You? tepttc Tank  vriM n%*d pump\nq-.  a Just before a  relative's visit  b During a long  weekend  e After you've  had Ihe rugs  cleaned  Daly Uurphy'a Lmwl  Pump Your Tank Howl  Bonniebrook  , , Industries  886*,7064  ask/or "Murphy"  Christmas brings us a special  opportunity to wish our valued  customers the very best that the  season can bring... peace and joy  and the special closeness of family  and wonderful friends. It is our  wish for you that this Christmas is  the very merriest ever, and that  the New Year brings you and  your family health, hope, and of  course, happiness.  Happy Holidays to you!  i  Warmest  Season's  ��*��� Qreetings  andfA  Very itiappy tywyiar  Gordon Wilson, MLA  and Family: Liz, Tina and Matt  Our New Sunshine Coast  Constituency Office is Located at  #301 Teredo Square, Sechelt    885-2239  ^uletide Hours^  Monday, December 23 9 am - 9 pm  Tuesday, December 24 9 am - 6 pm  Closed Christmas & Boxing Day  Friday, December 27 9 am - 9 pm  Saturday, December 28 9 am - 6 pm  Sunday, December 29 10 am - 6 pm  4  *JJte ��ta$ & Ma*H<2*fAemeHf at  SuoerAfalu  4  ea\-m\   \ i���-  ���J ^  .,.  ,     m     .    ���-    A   .?���*.��    V -�����.-> -V    ���:    V.Vfc.���. 10       Coast News, December 23,1991  tyiv Jinx's "Eve "Ball  halfmoon bay happenings  2    BANDS  Local Traffic  in Hall  True Colours  in Lounge  Doors open at 8pm - 1:30am  Party Favours & Snacks  Admission by tickets only  available at the bar-$12.50ea.  Quality Farm & Garden  Supply Ltd.  The Country Store For All  Your Pet & Farm Animal Supplies  ��� PRICED RIGHT ���  Dog & Cat Food  ��� Science Diet  ��� IAMS ��� Techni-Cal  ��� Nutro Max ��� Purina  ��� Wayne ��� Many More  Dry & Canned  IVE ARE YOUR LOCAL,  DEALER  J& Buckerfield's  For Farm Animal F**d  Small Animal Supplies  ��� Rabbit & Hamster Food  ��� Shavings ��� Kitty Litter  ��� Wild Bird Seed  ��� Pet Accessories  ��� Domestic Bird Seeds  Mk  Season's Greetings  Hearty Cood wishes from all of us Lo all of you..  Wc wish you Ihe very merriest of Yulelidcs  Quality Farm & da  I'r.ill Ril., (.ihsuiis  ky 1Mb tsWrntm MS-MI*  Just once a year your local columnists have the opportunity to  extend warm Season's Greetings to readers and friends. To those  who, in conversation say, "I always read your column" - Thank you  for that!  It is for you that this weekly task is undertaken. There are times  when I can give you a rundown of events in the area. This can only  be done with your help in passing on the information. Thank you for  that too.  Then there are the weeks when nothing is really happening. That's  when I get to indulge in little stories about cats or Banty hens and  find that many of you enjoy those little diversions. Thank you for  that.  We have groups in Halfmoon Bay who give hours of volunteer  work lovingly and willingly.  To name but a few, our hard-working dedicated hospital auxiliary  who bring comfort to patients at St. Mary's Hospital. There's the  Halfmoon Bay Recreation Association taking care of activities for the  young in the area. We have all those cub, beaver, boy scout, brownie  and girl guide leaders who do great work. The volunteer fire depart  ment fellow whom we couldn't do without and who do so many good  things for local organizations. We don't hear much about that, but we  know they do this. So thank you for that.  The Welcome Beach Community Association must be thanked too  for the social events which we all enjoy so much.  Thanks too to the committees who ran the annual Halfmoon Bay  Country Fair and who give so willingly of their time.  There is also a group of special young people who helped see to it  that children less fortunate have a good Christmas. They are the Halfmoon Bay Boy Scouts, who entirely on their own initiative, went  around the neighbourhood collecting for the Elves Club. Together  with the items collected by the cubs and beavers, they were able to  donate an impressive amount of goods and cash. Well done, fellows!  Condolences  It is with a very sad heart that I report the death of a lovely young  wife and mother in our area.  Peggy Rutherford was only 46 when she passed away suddenly at  St. Mary's Hospital, leaving her loving husband Ralph and two sons,  Ralph and Douglas to grieve.  I know that the thoughts and sympathy of us all are with the family at this sad time.  Mrs. Claus was feeling fed up with her lot in life until the Phantom of the Opera, together with the elves, fairies  and a whole row of Christmas trees assured her of their love and of how they couldn't do without her. A delightful  Christmas show at Halfmoon Bay Elementary. Ruth   Forrester  photo  golden inclines  BAIT AND BLOWN  ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY  CELLULOSE  CONTEST RULES  I. The names of ill pvUtt who hive entered into ind paid in full a  contract whose value is $1300.00or more, with Suncoast Insulation, for the  installation of insulation between ihe dates January 1, 1992, and December 31,1992,  will automatically be entered into a draw for two (2) round trip airline tickets to  MAZATI AN together with seven (7) nights accommodation. The draw is for (he  price of the tickets and accommodation only, and does not include any applicable  lues whatsoever, Any and all tues payibte in conjunction with the prize ire the  winner's responsibility.  2.  3.  The draw will be held on January 2,1993.  The winner will be notified by telephone forthwith.  The prize musl be accepted as awirded and there is no cash equivalent  in substitution thereof.  5. By accepting the prize, the winner of the contest agrees that Suncoast  Insulation may use Ihe winner's name and picture in any publication on the Sunshine  Coast for advertising purposes during the month of January, 1993.  The winner pf the contest releases Suncoast Insulation from all  manner of actions, causes of action, debts and demands whatever which against the  winner may arise from the winner's accepting the price herein.  7. Contracts arising from Government Sponsorship are not eligible to  enter this contest.  In/ttMMOTta  886~8741  Have a Very merry chrbtmaS  and a happy new year!  by Joyce Ottry  New officers for Branch #69,  Senior Citizens of Sechelt were  installed on December 19 at the  hall on Mermaid Street. John  Miller passed the gavel to new  president Len Herder. The executive included first vice-president, Stan Johnson; second  vice-president, Tom Bitting;  secretary, Barbara Hanke; treasurer, Dorothy Skog; and treasurer of the building committee,  Viv Pallot. The board of directors are: lsobel Draper, Harold  Ferguson, Larry Grafton, Mel  Neelands and Robbie Robson.  Congratulations to all.  The hall was decorated in  bright Christmas colours and  the crowd that attended the  installation stayed on for a  small but merry little party.  A hearty thank you goes to  Joan Timms and Betty Calli for  organizing the Christmas dinner  at the Sechelt Legion held  December 12.  Tickets for the New Year's  Eve party can be reserved  through Mel Neelands at 885-  2490.  The January executive meeting will be on January 2 at 2  SECHELT LIGHTING WILL  BE CLOSED DEC. 24 AT 1 PM  MD WILL RE-OPEN /AN. 2  We wish you all a very Merry Christmas  and a Happy New Year.  Sechelt Lighting  Progressive Lighting Systems  M5-94I7 ��� MM Highway 101, Seek It  Happy Holidays  In Lieu of  has made a  pm. Carpet bowling meets again  on January 6; Tai Chi, January  8; Exercise, January 6; Aggravation, January 14; Bridge, January 4; and Crafts, January 12.  Room For All In  Christmas Cheer  This is the time of year that I  personally enjoy the most of all  the holidays on the calendar.  I've never been ho-hum about  Christinas. Many people dislike  the hype and commercialism. 1  don't mind it. The ads we see or  hear are about what we give to  other people, not what we buy  for ourselves. Our family likes  the homemade gifts most.  Wrapping goes on until late  night on Christmas eve and one  of the things that makes me  smile is hearing the cry,  "Where's the scotch-tape?"  I know there are many people who don't share the Christmas dream. I look up at  Shorncliffe and I see Christmas  lights and a six-pointed star, the  Star of David. I thought, why  not. In Sechelt, we see crosses  on church buildings and totem  poles in the ground. There's  room for all. Happy Holidays to  you and yours.  \  Jan. 2.  Mr.G.T.1  received hl��l  present He was Use winner of a  i in our grand prise  OFFICE SOLUTIONS LTD.  QIBSONS PARK PIAZA  110OHWY101.OIBSONS  mam ��� ssmctjfax)      .  HON-THURSMO-MO ��� IWMO-Kl   MTIMQ.MO  In Memorium  To Uto neurit ��� i long km Mmi and rmtm  d tat communily, ato trim* at i young Mfc  han Mint, Now ftmutt. In 1964.  Ut to mon of in. u, >u bom OtooniDor 29,  IDt, ono ol mm oNdm (S Mm, 3 Mm).  Pa ma ram ml ��9MM ��* ta on att  mat gumma ol ��� dMM motar nd *tt  War. At ��� wry oar* igt, ��� m ntanay lot  U to Mm homo and mt omptynont Whn  IM m 22 pan ol tgo. *�� mot tM mnM  D�� In Mart. Shorty tanoflar, Hay mm*  Otam atari tout ol Iii Hw tttom, Mn,  MUM, Am Ma* anil Ua ��m ton. Sam  yon lattf mok torn wu purchaaad In  Gnmwna UnUng and do* Mi am. Pm,  ���ntnd,  In ��IM ol lioquont phytic* aUnwitt, U  imiataaly nurtured hoc My m ta urn  MdMn M ����� lad armad. U tawiad har  many Irtfndt mho vara at al tmtj mu,  t^^A^mtK^mucmtj^  Mr m ��ta��ng anrtmary, ll am to griwt  ta urtMy dMti ol to huatM Dai a2 tag  Eg*"** VW��"I m Mar ����  ���oddarMy dnwad. Thraughoul ta lanaHn  ��"��� un hMti ooranuad to dakrlmto ��� U  ���MymngnnikMUwi.  ��������������������������-������ .���'���:-���.-���.  ��������������������� ���-- -��� -��������� ii in fin i if if if -  ..v... Coast News, December 23,1991       11
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A Happy Hogmanay!
New Year in Scotland is rich in traditions which
have continued for generations.
It all begins on Hogmanay, which is December
31. The house is cleaned from top to bottom,
laundry is done and garbage disposed of. The
New Year has to begin with everything
squeaky clean, even the children have a bath
to wash away the mud from elbows and
knees.
Teenagers stay home with family lo be
together for the bringing in of the New
Year. After midnight they can go out to
parties or stay home to welcome guests
who may arrive.
Midnight is a precious moment. A
lace cloth has been placed on the sideboard and glasses sparkle beside wine
decanters. There is the traditional bottle
of Scotch and for the children a special
treat - blackcurrant wine. There are
plates of black bun which is a dark fruit
cake and homemade shortbread.
The radio is timed in to the BBC as we
await the sound of Big Ben striking the
midnight hour.
Dad ceremoniously fills a glass for
everyone and we drink a toast and wish each
other Happy New Year midst lots of hugs
and tears. This is a very sentimental time and
Dad always makes the same little speech which
starts with "I wonder if we will all be together at
this time next year." Somehow we cannot find   \""™
voices to sing the traditional "Auld Lang Syne".
Hearts are too filled with emotion just then. But give
it time!
At about IS minutes past the midnight hour there is a
loud knock on the door. It's our first foot!
This is the first person of the year to step into our home
and we hope that it is a tall dark man. Only a tall dark
man can bring good luck for the coming year. He
brings with him a bottle of Scotch in order that the
masters of the house may never be dry. He also
carries a small piece of coal. This will ensure
that our home will always have a warm fire.
And he brings some black bun so that we will
never be hungry. He is welcomed with open
arms and drinks are passed around.
From then until the wee small hours
there is a steady flow of friends and families and the party gets well underway.
There is always someone who can
play our old organ and no one has to be
coaxed to "Givn us a song!"
No New Year party is complete
without the inevitable "Uncle Willie"
who always arrives inebriated but
always good natured. He insists on
singing several of his favourite songs
before he passes out and is put safely to
bed.
Brings back memories of the time he
lost his false teeth and 1, as a small girl,
found them the next day under the bathtub, got a reward of half a crown for finding this treasure. Generally the visitors
stay and party all night and are served
breakfast before heading home.
Midnight on Hogmanay is still a sad and
nostalgic moment for those of us who now
live so far away from "Home".
The moment is short-lived however, when we
realize that we are among so many good friends in
our chosen country.
May you all share in the love of family and friends
as you bring in the year 1992, no matter how you celebrate the occasion.
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New Year at WLnk
Stuffed Fillet of Sole
with Snow Crab & Scallops,
Dill & Pernod Sauce
or
Filet of Lamb a la Florentine
wrapped in Spinach & Puff Pastry
or
Roast Cornish Came Hen
stuffed with Wild Rice & Mushroom
Iced Bombe "Marie Brizard"
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Pacific Shrimp Cocktail
or
Calamine of Duck,
Orange Chutney
Cream of Roast Yams & Shallot
Strawberry-Champagne Sorbet
Why not make a night of It and stay over..
Rooms from $35 (double occupancy)
New Year's Brunch available
Dinner served from 6 pm till 10 pm
$35 per person <c,,tuit, & cst not included)
Ole's Cove Rd., just north of Secret Cove on Hwy. 101
egmont news       Friends of Caren comes out
swinging for wilderness park
in new flyer delivered locally
by Lynn Meet, 8(3-1181
It sure fell like snow the
other day, but it doesn't feel
like winter to me. It's cold
enough, but this whole year
everything is a bit late in coming. I hope it snows though. I
think it is so neat to see how the
community pulls together and
the fun begins.
Lucky Day for Ladies'
Tea
Friday the 13th must have
been a lucky day for us. There
were about 30 people at the
Ladies' Tea that day, and we
had lots of fun. The amount of
baking and crafts was unbelievable. There sure are some talented folks out there. We ate
and shopped to our hearts' content.
My Companion and I...
We've been out trying the
different restaurants in the area,
and have been pleasantly surprised. We were served a good
homecooked meal al Ruby Lake
Restaurant recently, and Fritz's
Family Restaurant puts out a
tasty fish burger and breaky. It's
neat to have a choice in a small
area.
Crib Night at Backeddy
Don't forget that on Wednesday evenings it's crib night at
the Backeddy Pub.
Have a joyous holiday season, and please, if you're drinking, don't even think about
getting behind the wheel.
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CLOSED FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY
See you again February 1st.
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1010 Chamberlin Rd.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm 886-9889
byJaneSeyd
A 1700 year-old yellow
cedar, estimated to be the oldest
iree in Canada, was found not
long ago in the Caren Range
near Pender Harbour. But a
chainsaw found it first.
In the continuing conflicts
over local forest use and management, those are fighting
words.
And that's the message
Coast residents received this
week in their mailboxes, in a
flyer put out jointly by the local
Friends of Caren group and the
Western Canada Wilderness
Committee.
In the flyer, the environmental groups state that it's possible
trees even older than the 1700
year-old cedar are still standing
in areas of old growth timber in
the Caren Range. They also
state the area provides habitats
for a variety of wildlife, including the marbled murrelet, and
call for protection of the
remaining ancient forest.
To help their cause, Friends
of Caren and the Western Canada Wilderness Committee are
offering samples of the oldest
tree stump for sale, along with
certificates of authenticity, at
$25 a piece. They're hoping that
if enough people make the symbolic purchase, money will be
raised to help fight for a protected park in the area, which will
include a campaign across the
country. ■'■
Paul Jones, spokesman for
Friends of Caren, said fighting
for a park in the area is of
national importance. "When it's
'...people get very
concerned about
this type of
damage to our
forests'
the oldest tree known to be
felled in Canada as part of a
regular clear-cutting operation,
people get very concerned about
this type of damage to our
forests," he said.
"None of us are saying we
want to stop logging. We just
want to stop logging of every
single thing that's there."
Ken Lay is another Coast
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resident who worked on the
flyer for the Western Canada
Wilderness Committee. He said
he decided to take action after
reading comments from District
Forests Manager Barry Mountain in November that the Forest
Service was not interested in
creating a park in the Caren.
The flyer was also spurred by
new cut block applications.
Currently, Interfor has
placed an application for three
blocks totalling approximately
45 acres which could see roads
built in 1992 and the start of
logging in 1993. Terminal Forest Products also has two blocks
in the area. Logging could begin
on those in 1992.
"Time's running out for the
Sunshine Coast wilderness,"
said Lay. "As far as I can see,
Mr. Mountain has resisted the
efforts of many different groups
to protect wilderness on the
Sunshine Coast. As a public servant, his job is to manage the
resource for the benefit of more
than just a couple of large companies. Water quality, wilderness, fish and wildlife values
have all played second fiddle
for too long."
Not everybody was thrilled
about the flyer.
Barry Mountain declined to
comment directly, but Mike
Lister, operations manager for
the Sunshine Coast Forest District, said he was not encouraged by the stance taken by the
environmental groups. "I'm disappointed that they've gone this
route," he said. Lister said the
Forest Service had met with
Friends of Caren, both on-site
and in the Sechelt office. They
had also been gathering information to determine possible
uses for different areas of the
Caren, he said, and further
meetings with the environmental groups had been proposed. "I
don't know now with the stance
that's being taken what will
happen there."
Lister said the Forest Service
had not agreed to halt logging in
the area because the Caren was
considered a "working forest"
and any agreement about parks
or wilderness preservation
would have to come through a
higher political decision.
A total of 20,000 Friends of
Caren flyers were printed, to be
distributed to MPs, MLAs, and
environmental groups, as well
as to mailboxes on the Sunshine
Coast.
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■ fcrffc ■ '-  '■ '•   •  - ■ -  - •*- — - -- -- -- 12       Coast News, December 23, 1991  From Your Friends at  PHARMASAVE o.bsons  ^Ejtl��:'2��  iVfm.^^^mmmmm  MMMMB^MMMil Coast News, December 2 3, 1991        13  community  harbour watch  by JKalya Vincent, M3-2M0  G.R.I.P. would like to thank  everyone who donated items for  the December 7 Swap Meet,  especially Lynn Vanderpol and  Barb Lubinski. The group  would also like to encourage  people to buy live Christmas  trees this year, to use colourful  store flyers and comics for  wrapping paper and to design  your own stickers using stencils  or rubber stamps. G.R.I.P. wishes you a green Christinas.  Quilt Winner  Congratulations to Carl Reid  who won the beautiful handmade quilt donated by the  Music Society. The society  would also like to thank the  hundreds of people who sup-  poned the raffle by buying tickets, Anoni Hawke who spent  many hours making and donating the quilt to the society and  to all the businesses: Taffy's,  Sunny's, Kenmar Draperies,  Sew Easy in Sechelt for displaying the quilt and selling the  tickets.  New Year's Eve Parties  Have a super time at Garden  Bay Pub this December 31,  KIWANI& (WSm CADD FUND  In lieu of Christmas cords Ihe following people  donated to the Kiwanis Club. They wish their friends a  Merry Chrsilmas and a Happy New Year.  Daisy a? Frank Bailey  Roy 8? Grethe Taylor  Mrs. Margaret Wetlwood  Rita ��Oz*ie Hindis  Keith 3? Betty Wright  Gloria "3? George Hoslland  Hazel "3? BiB Wright  Linda 3? Felix Comeau  JeanMoore  MarybeH Holland  BiBHandford  Verda 3? Gus Schneider,  Doreen�� Bill Laing  Waving, smiling, friendly faces from the Coast converged on the  Pender Harbour  swap Meet. .���   n   .     . .  Ann    Cook    pholo  enjoying the rare treat of hearing Marty Gillan perform.  Doors open at 8 pm. There will  be a buffet, champagne toast  and party favours to keep everyone amused. Tickets are $35  each or $60 a couple and are  available at the pub.  The Royal Canadian Legion  Branch 112 is celebrating the  beginning of the new year with  dancing, party favours and great  snacks. You're sure to have an  unforgettable time here for $10  per person. Doors are open for  the party on December 31, from  9 lo 2 am. Members and guests  are all welcome! A reminder  lhal the Pender Harbour Hotel  and Irvines Landing Pub are  celebrating also.  Christmas Eve services at St.  Andrew's Church will be held  ai 7 pm.  NEW?  On the Coast  Baby  Bride or bride to be  Have we visited YOU yet?  We have Gifts to welcome you.  CALL US'  Helen Milburn   886-8676      Ruth Bulpit 885-5847  Nan Nanson      886-3416      Rosemarie Cobk885-5821  SCRD called on to%  re-think transfer  station for Area A  by Stuart Burnside  SCRD Director Jim Gur-  ney's call for a garbage transfer  station to replace Pender Harbour's landfill was challenged  at the December 19 public utilities committee meeting by Area  A (Pender Harbour) Alternate  Director Cy O'Leary.  The disagreement stemmed  from a letter to the SCRD from  a Pender Harbour interest group  called the Area A Planning  Commission (APC) which  demanded the SCRD stop all  plans to replace the Pender  landfill with a transfer station.  The APC maintained in the  letter "the existing dump can be  made to fit the waste management requirements for years to  come."  Gurney said the APC was  worried the move to replace the  Pender dump was part of an  SCRD plan to eventually close  the facility completely. He said  there were no such plans.  He said the proposed transfer  station would operate five days  of the week and would haul  Pender Harbour garbage to the  regional landfill in Sechelt.  Gurney added that the Pender dump, as it now operates,  could be in violation of Waste  Management Corporation  (WMC) guidelines, although  WMC has not indicated this  was the case, and that the  corporation would eventually  fine the regional district.  "If we continue to bury  garbage at thai site, we run the  risk of environmental impact,"  he said.  Cy O'Leary said no study  had proven the Pender dump  had outlived ils usefulness and  called on the regional district to  "slow down" on plans for a  transfer station.  He said having a transfer station that was open five days a  week might be inadequate because so many Pender Harbour  residents lake care of their own  garbage.  According to O'Leary, 25  per cent of Pender Harbour residents have home rubbish pickup service compared to over 90  per cent for the rest of the Coast  "It's not so easy for people  in Pender Harbour (who take  care of their own garbage) to  run down to the regional landfill  if the transfer station is closed,"  To All Our  Friends &  Family  Ed&  Mary  Gill  O'Leary told Gumey.  He suggested a study be undertaken on the viability of using the Pender dump for another  five or 10 years but as a "controlled" landfill.  The Pender dump is presently open around-the-clock and  operates without supervision.  Making it a controlled dump  would involve setting times for  operation arid providing supervision.  Gurney maintained it would  be less expensive and, in the  long run, safer to transport the  garbage.  Area A Director Gordon  Wilson, observing the proceedings from the audience, echoed  O'Leary's concern about the  speed with which the transfer  station was being pushed  through and said there was a  "real danger" the garbage  debate could become an "emotionally charged" issue for Pender Harbour residents.  He said Area A residents  needed to understand more  completely the comparative  costs and long term benefits of  the transfer station before they  could be expected to support il.  O'Leary made Wilson's suggestion into a recommendation  that further action on the transfer station be tabled until more  information was made available  to the APC. It passed unanimously.  A Very Merry Christmas and  J) best wishes for the New Year  to all our passengers and friends  from  Sunshine Coast  Transportation System  Management, Staff and Drivers  tMmmmastaamAMaamtmeWAWameWiAwM  e^m-Wl  Call early for  reservations.  Seating limited  HHj-2674  ��� Doors open at 8.00pm  ��� Party till the wee hours of the  morning  ��� Tickets $35 each or $60 per  couple includes dinner, bubbly  al midnight and  party favours  Gillan  "Marty Gillan is Ihe besl male  singer in town, a beautifully  polished performer"  Denny Boyd, Vancouver Sun  Join the Staff and  Management/or A'<����> Year's  Eve at the  Garden Bay Pub  GARDEN BAY PUB  =*?  %enmar  'Draperies  &  NEEDLECRAFT SUPPLIES  383-2274  BUILDING  SUPPLIES  HARBOUR  BOATTOPS  883-2929  Tops, Turps & Covers  Upholstery & Repairs  FOODLINER  Check our flyer  .:   MARINA  Pharmacy  883-2888  MADEIRA  MARINA  883-22B6  RECREATION  Pender Harbour  Golf Course  Visitors Welcome  1/2 M. North of Garden Bay Rd.,  Hwy 101 883-9541  John yfenry's  MARINA  TOTAL SHOPPING  7 DAYS A WEEK  All Chavron Products   8B3-2233  TAFFY'S  Family Clothing Store  & Lotto Centre  ItWOFF FOR ALL SENIORS  Madeira P;irk Centre  Pender Harbour's ONLY  Full Line Spoiling Goods Store  Francis Penensula Place  Corner ol Sunshine Coast Hwy. &  Francis Peninsula Rd. 883-2763  CONTRACTING  MOBILE HOMES  NEW ANO USED  INSTANT HOUSING  883-9338 OR 580-4321  CALL COLLECT  Pender  Harbour  Legion  Branch 112  Members & Guests  Alway s Welcome  Telephone 883-9632  Ponder Hirhour. IK 883-26*0  UVE BAIT   TACKLE SHOP  lONVENIFNlFSlORE  Madeira Park Fun House  Video games, pool & snack har  Nightly tournaments - prizes  Wed. night ladies & girls only  S.OO-7:00 pm  Play [lingo?   Have Kids?  Leave them in a supervised  atmosphere at the Fun House.  ^ff ^7 ^mW  Hours: Mon. ��� Thurs  $ - 10 pin  Fri.-3,1 am,Sat   III   lam  Sunday 10 ��� 10 pin  883-9880  ROOFING  ���indole  Tar fi Gravel, Shakaa, Btlinglea,  Matal Rool., Torch On, Durolde  ���83-9303  HAIRDRESSERS  wfMix  Miss Sunny's  HAIK KOUTQIIE  883-2715  SERVICES  Peninsula Power  & Cable Ltd.  Hit* and low voltage power lines  Outdoor Sub-Stations  883-2218  Cert. 7111  Ray Hansen Trucking  Si Conducting  Gravel, Clearing  Septic Systems  883-seee  Hugh W. Jones  LAWYER  883-9525  PENDER HARBOUR  CHEVRON  Complete Auto Repair  24 HOUR TOWING  883-2392  Pender Harbour  Realty  883-9525  FAX: 881-9524  wmm  tmmm 14       Coast News, December 23, 1991  Sechelt's development  permit by-laws get action  by Jane Se��d  After a series of public hearings and planning committee  meetings in which discussion of  appropriate aesthetics, building  materials and the rights of business owners often conflicted,  Sechelt Council voted last week  | HOLIDAY HOURS  Dec. 27 - 29th Lunch & Dinner  Dec. 31 sl - Reserved Dinners    S  Closed Jan. 1st  I  Winter hours resume |an. 2nd  Wed. - Sun.  Lunch Specials & Dinner  For reservations call 885-3847  Merry Christmas &  &(&>���       All The Best in 92  ( Blue Heron Inn  fail Porpoise Bay Ha  A Beautiful Way To Say  "Merry Christmas"  Cut Flowers & Arrangements  V&tW^Corsages ^rf&fe  Flowering & Tropical Plants*  h   .UNICORN  >1PETS & PLANTS LTD.  '^5654 COWRIE ST. SECHELT  885-5525 LOOMIS AGENT  NATIONAL REAL  ESTATE  SERVICE  RECYCLING TIPS  Plastic Milk Jugs  The Gibsons Recycling Depot accepts lor recycling white semi-  opaque plastic milk jugs with the symbol HDPE 2 on the  bottom. Please ensure that they have been rinsed clean (if not.  the sour milk smell becomes overwhelming). Remove the lids,  and then squash the jug as best you can.  Check with the Depot attendant to find out what other HDPE 2  containers are currently accepted for recycling.  Recycled HDPE (high density polyethylene) is used to make  flowerpots, garbage cans, traffic cones and recycling bins.  Some detergent bottles now contain a layer of recycled plastic,  sandwiched between layers of virgin plastic.  PLEASE USE THE GIBSONS RECYCLING DEPOT  Operated by SCRAPS and Super Valu  o  :c sponsored hv  GIBSONS REALTY LTD.  to pass a by-law for one of its  development permit areas covering the downtown business  and retail area along Cowrie  Street.  The new By-law 22-17 for  development permit area 5 will  give council some guidelines  for control over aesthetic considerations on new buildings  worth over $50,000 constructed  in the area.  But a similar by-law, 22-17-  6, covering a more controversial  area of trades and small industry south of Sechelt Inlet has  been revised and will go back  for public discussion.  During recent public hearings, opposition to the by-law  for development permit area 6  was voiced by several business  owners, who especially objected  to the guidelines which governed exterior building materials, saying the acceptable "list"  of preferred materials was too  narrow for an industrial area. In  particular, controversy has surrounded comments made by  Dorhn and Rosetta Bosch of  Tideline Logging and Marine  who objected to the idea that  structures like their temporary  Lindome storage building  would not be allowed under the  new by-law.  At a recent planning committee meeting, Mayor Nancy  MacLarty pointed out that the  development permit area by-law  was flexible and did not have to  be applied in all cases. "It offers  some control if needed," she  said. "It is not written in stone."  MacLarty also pointed out that  the materials listed did not  exclude consideration of others  not included in the guidelines.  She said the by-laws were  intended to provide some "standards" in areas exposed to a  high volume of tourist traffic.  "If you don't have a development permit area, nobody hat  any control over anything," she  said.  Sechelt Planner Rob Sabine  also commented at the committee meeting that the intention of  development permit areas was  not to require "gold plated proposals" from developers but to  provide some general guidelines  for council in considering aesthetic standards for buildings in  Sechelt.  At the council meeting Dec.  18, first reading was given to a  revised by-law for the area containing an expanded list of suggested acceptable building  materials, including stucco,  concrete and glass. A public  hearing will be held in the new  year.  Students at Chatelech performed their interpretation through dance of "the coming of  winter" last week. ,oti   JohnsIO���e   photo  x92 provisional budget could  mean tax increase for Sechelt  ins   880 22 7^  byJaneSeyd  Sechelt property and business owners can  expect a .5 increase in the mill tax rate across the  board in 1992 if council decides to endorse a 1^992  provisional budget presented by Acting Administrator Art Lew at the last council meeting.  At present the budget has not been passed by  council. A final budget decision for Sechelt is not  expected until April of 1992. Council did authorize  spending of operational funds for the first quarter  of 1992 based on the 1992 provisional budget, of  an amount up to one quarter of the estimated budget. If the budget recommendations are accepted,  however, most projected tax and revenue increases  would involve capital rather than operational  spending, which will not be granted prior to further council discussions.  In presenting the provisional budget, Lew recommended  an increase of .5 in the mill  rate for all categories of taxpayers, including residential,  business and industry. This  would mean the residential tax  rate would rise from 4. IS in  1991 to 4.5562 in 1992, and  the business rate would rise  from 11.61 in 1991 to 12.7625  in 1992. The ratio of taxes paid by the various categories of taxpayers would remain constant with  1991 levels, however, with business contributing  approximately $2.80 and industry contributing  $3.69 for each $1 contributed by residential property owners to the municipal coffers.  If the increase in tax rates goes ahead next year,  total revenue for the district would increase  $177,742, from $1,796,123 in 1991 to $1,973,865  in 1992. The projected increase in revenue will not  be available to spend, however, until after council  passes a budget in April.  In his comments to council, Lew recommended  that it would be unrealistic to keep the mill rate at  'What I want council  to do is look hard  at the fair bit of  spending it will be  necessary to do.'  the 1991 levels because of projected increases in  spending necessary in areas like major road work  in the district, and improved staffing in engineering and by-law enforcement.  In addition, Lew recommended that council  provide for a "contingency fund" of $250,000 in  its budget by the end of December 1992 to cover  any unexpected emergencies. The fund would  include a projected surplus of $150,000 for 1991,  and an additional $100,000 budgeted surplus for  1992 which would bring the total to $250,000 by  Dec. 31, 1992. This is about 10 per cent of total  operational spending.  Lew said it is standard in most "prudent"  municipal budgets to include a fund for unexpected costs which may result from oil prices, inflation, increased prices from  suppliers or sudden damage  caused by storms, etc. "We  don't budget for catastrophes,  but we should have a contingency in case," he said  The provisional budget presented also includes a $70,000  transfer to an equipment  reserve fund, to make a total  of $140,000 by the end of  1991. The fund provides money to replace old  equipment as it wears out, and includes equipment  used for the ice arena.  The provisional budget and tax increase proposals have not been accepted by council, but will be  discussed in detail during the first months of the  new year, before a 1992 budget is passed in April.  Lew also emphasized the 1991 figures in the provisional budget only take into account spending up  to October 1991 and do not include the final two  months of the year.  "What I want council to do is look hard at the  fair bit of spending it will be necessary to do in the  infrastructure of Sechelt in 1992," said Lew.  CLIPS. SAVE  SCRD to restrict the movement  F3 BC FERRIES  Schedule ! of deadfish onto Sunshine Coast  VANCOUVER - SECHELT PENINSULA  HORSESHOE BAY - LANGDALE  EARLS COVE - SALTERY BAY  Lv. Langdale  6:20 am       2:30 pm  8:30 M 4:30  10:30 6:30  12:25pmM   8:20M  M denotes Maverick Bus  Lv. Horseshoe Bay  Lv. Earls Cove  7:30 am  9:30 M  11:30  1:15 pm  3:30 pm  5:30 M  7:25 M  9:15  6:4Cam  8:20 M  10:30  12:25 pmM  4:30 pm  6:30  8:30  10:20 M  Lv. Saltery Bay  5:45 am M    3:30 pm  7:35 5:30 M  9:25 M        7:30  11:30 9:30  by Stuart BurniWe  Dead fish showing up now  on the Sunshine Coast will soon  be turned away by the SCRD.  The SCRD's superintendent  of public works, Sieg Lehmann,  said fish farm waste is being  hauled to the Sunshine Coast  from Powell River and Port  McNeil for disposal at the  regional landfill.  But the SCRD isn't thrilled  about it.  There is a private operation  at the landfill that turns fish  farm waste into compost by  mixing it with other organic  debris.  Speaking at the December 19  Public Utilities Committee  ���^/J/MTTEN  AmmmM REALTY LTD.  If you are Buying or Selling  the realtor you choose can make the difference. 885-3295  OUR SERVICE PRODUCES RESULTS! 681-7931   Call us! (Van. Toll Free)  GIBSONS BUS SCHEDULE  ROUTE 1 via North Rd., Seacol.  Fletcher, Gower PI., Franklin. 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Please make a note of them.  The 9:25 am sailing (from Saltery Bay) will leave at  9:30 am, and the final sailing of the day will depart  ten minutes earlier than before, at 9:20 pm.  BC FERRIES  meeting, Lehmann said the fish  farms wanted to use the Sunshine Coasl to avoid a possible  year wait for a facility the University of BC (UBC) was building on Vancouver Island.  He said UBC was requiring  fish farms to provide "silage"  (storage) for their waste until  the $1 million facility was complete.  Lehmann suggested the fish  used in the regional landfill  composting enterprise be restricted to those coming from  the Sunshine Coast until that  operation met SCRD requirements.  He said there were ongoing  problems at the regional landfill  operation concerning the type of  equipment used and the marketing of the finished product.  Director Brett McGillivray  made a recommendation supporting Lehmann's suggestion  but Director Gordon Wilson  went further.  He recommended the  Department of Agriculture and  Fisheries be told about the  transport of dead fish from one  region to another.  The regional board also expressed concern that the UBC  project was being funded with  government money while the  project at the regional landfill  had received none.  ,... - ... ..��....�� �� t"'ifi'  .   .  y.     ~..-.~��� ���      .- ��� ������- Coast News, December 2 J, 1991        15  $j   HOLIDAY HOURS 7**  Monday, Dec 23: 9 am - 9 pm  Tuesday, Dec 24: 9 am - 6 pm  Wednesday, Dec 25: dosed, Al home  Thursday, Dec 26s with the family  Friday, Dec 27: 9 am - 9 pm  Saturday, Dec 28: 9 am - 6 pm  Sunday, Dec 29: 9 am - 6 pm  ten  I  :.'���-.-  >*.  *a*arm��  t*msWimi  X  Choice  Regular or Diet  7UP OR PEPSI  \ Caffeine Free Pepsi  ' (Regular or Diet)  MERRY  CHRISTMAS  No. Ho, Ho.. .Santa  you and your  us in wi  entire  joins  load of  a whole  joy and laughter this  LITRE  BOTTLE  Christmas season. Have a  u��� Yuletide decorated with  jghter of children and  the warm glow of friends and  t���-������-- We would also like to  the  PLUS  DEPOSIT  extend our  you, our valued  aT*  friends  sincere thanks to  customers and 11-  MI  Dontos Dortos  PRICES IN EFFECT WHILE QUANTITIES LAST  All The Best in the New Year!  t  Doritos Chips  Nacho ��� Cool Ranch  ��� Serious Barbeque  ��� Zesty Cheese Taquitos  ��� Nacho Cheese Taquitos  'Hostess Smart Food'  1S0g  to  250 g  Bag  121!  'I-   .  1 FGUUft  i>   mi  ��� ���  a.f\  Hostess  Potato Chips  Regular or  Ruffle Varieties  190 g  Bag  P &  **/ /J^4-'  . O a^-J -At-0. S'*V '  *&8Sw j **  Cheetos Chips  rku.. D..U.  Cheese Puffs  ��� Crunchits Jumbo Cheddar  Crunchits Cheddar Cheese  ��� Twisties  ���Popcorn Mild Cheddar  200g  Bag  l2?  ���sMWSaafeii^^n  MMM  ^^__i_l���^J 16       Coast News, December 23,1991  m  feadonB  ~7~  theSECHELT INDIAN BAND  and the SECHELT INDIAN  GOVERNMENT DISTRICT  would like to wish you all a very  Merry Christmas and  Happy New Year  a  *��j  l*!lc   n rarn  . t|v,  ���  < ���/rf-'ei"  '*',��, m        >/>^  ��d_  iE^ifffl  i*{9t*  y  >  Ski  v  &  1���  May we all achieve  our dreams and goals  in the eoniing year  *  if? **  ���yafi  v  .......... .- -.��-. .������** > * *��� *-'tf* '* *���  J.    ,,  M   ���   -   ���    . ........ -  . coast  Coast News, December 23, 1991        17  second section  Rapid growth of  school district may  bring more funding  Elphinstone Secondary vice-elf Lawrence Stoochnoff and principal-elf Martyn Wilson haul close to  2600 food items and over $500 cash off to the waiting Elves Club. Students and teachers from Langdale  to Pender Harbour threw their collective weight, ingenuity and initiative behind this year's community  drive to help the Elves give out over 433 hampers to needy people December 21, up from 360 last year.  The Elves Club collected $26,000 from all its sources - i.e. bingo, Iheir telethon, firemen, RCMP,  collections, etc. - but faced with rising costs still only expect to break even. Joel Johnstone  photo  byJantScyd  A recommendation to the  Ministry of Education to recognize extra costs involved in  fast-growing districts would  benefit the Sunshine Coast,  which is now one of the fastest-  growing districts in the  province.  That was the news from  School Board Secretary-Treasurer Tim Anderson, who for  the past five months has been  working as part of a financial  review committee with the Ministry of Education.  Recognition by the ministry  of extra costs involved in rapid  expansion would help the Sunshine Coast, said Anderson,  because the district is now  growing faster lhan areas like  Maple Ridge and Surrey on the  Lower Mainland.  Another helpful recommendation presented to the ministry  would be a method to accurately predict block funding for  school boards as soon as  September enrolment figures  are in. At the moment on the  YOUR GM DEALERS'  NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION:  "Starting today, we resolve to make buying a brand new car or van easier."  $iooo  CASH BACK OR AS LOW AS  2.9%  12 MONTH FINANCING. \  NO MONTHLY  PAYMENTS  FOR 90 DAYS.  5>$  NO DOWN  PAYMENT.  NO INTEREST  FOR 90 DAYS.  GM PAYS.  Chevrolet Cavalier. The Best Value  on Canada's Best Seller Makes Now the  Best Time to Buy.  PLUS YOU CAN GET UP TO $1300 IN OPTION CREDITS  Including $800 for air conditioning and automatic transmission  and $500 lor the ISC Preferred Equipment Gtoup. *  HURRY!  OFFER ENDS  SOON.  FINANCING OPTIONS AVAILABLE  Chevy Lumina APV  PLUS YOU CAN GET UP TO  $1000 IN PREFERRED  EQUIPMENT GROUP  CREDITS.*  Chevy Astro  PLUS YOU CAN GET UP TO  $1025 IN PREFERRED  EQUIPMENT GROUP  CREDITS."  Iimtnco  RM��! APR  2.9%  4.9%  6.9%  7.9%  Minimum"  rmnnco  Period  12 months  24 months  36 moult is  ���tHinomiiH  Ei Bin pie  Amount  rinanced  $15,000.00  tis.ooo.no  $15,000 IM)  $15.00(100  Monthly  Payment"  ti.266.ee  J6S4.73  $459.83  $363 10  $2,4?8.HO  Cost ol  Bo now ing  tl99.92  $71352  $1,553 HH  total Amount  To Be  Repaid  S15.19992  $15,713.52  $16,553 HR  $1/428.80  Pontiac Sunbird. Pontiac's Best  Selling Car Gives You the Hottest Deal  of the Season.  PLUS YOU CAN GET UP TO $13110 IN OPIION CREDITS  Including inoti tot an conditioning and automatic transmission  .tinl $500 fot lite ISD Pielcued Equipment Gtoup.'  * "Commencing day 91  GMC Safari  PLUS YOU CAN GET UP TO  $1025 IN PREFERRED  EQUIPMENl GROUP  CREDITS.'  Pontiac Trans Sport  PLUS YOU CAN GET UP TO  $1000 IN PREFERRED  EQUIPMENT GROUP  CREDITS.*  ASK YOUR DEALER ABOUT OTHER DEALS ON OVER 100 OTHER MODELS WITH UP TO $1000 CASH BACK OR FINANCING AS LOW AS 2.9%. \\  4 .UTtWM offers cannot De combined ot used m comtwaton tith wy <"i��'i offer *k ept tt* Colrgt Graduate Prtta-ant Oflei apphet to '"*  arAunused anddemomtrelo' 1991 md 1997 mod.'*ulerented above purehMed fromdta'er nwitoy. Offer ,.,m lv s inMed tuna tt��tn(  Oecetntx, 18.1991 Btiile Quart*��lati and appl** ID iitai purchtwei ot**. Catti bat* offer) include GS1. Fwmcrn| offer, .n *!*'����� with no  UP* on the amount financed lo Qualified ratad twyci f>nano��<| their purchase* Ifwouglp (WC and are subject to twM WoviH taw GMAC.  ���'in.11 reserve) ine t (H in require a dtmm ivy"*"'  VII90 day no ml west/ no paymems oiler chosen, tor 115.000 financed over 17/74/31. ,'48 nwita al 19f.it ff*'6 9��."9��  I, PR we abort chart tor eiampwi tv Ihe eianpte* (mn above lot 7.9V' 9*.'6 <f..J <ft the aflMlM " WWI lair* and recatcuiiNed  ci>it ol Ijniioiti'* r'rcluil'i* l"e U(K��'i-UHr?cot t*einnw1i| lie  16.25V II IIV UVW����    I!) N"�� ar'iHl 134 ��>   tl.647.60/  12.489 52/ fi tfil 84 \\Amu>iih�� no down patment/no tnlerail/nc penitent for 90dan not appfcatu* Ihen tor I15.CVTO ��������� am .-i trf 17  month) at 2 9* A PR   Ihe nwnlM. wi'irj W11 709 U. Ihe toil ol tv"o* -t n VW. > A .* .. im. total lo be repaid * 115.736 64  ��ttum��n Ihe 11000 rebate as Ihe aflernatne Wiou* you chow Ihe reduced fin*t>n|Tflle loi 2 9\��PR ovei i?tni*i!h*ineeNfc<I��* Merest  lata and reeakulaled L0*l ol l��r��"n< .ncluding m�� tlOOOrrtat. -<ht !���*.������  ��ouldb�� 11 \J-   i,:ll |. ] w<  >. ��� ��� ��� ��������� 'I'. �����. Wj  Ser  yew participating *Wer la complete rtet.nH ' Bated on ManulncHJiei * Sugl'iled Retail PitM t Proeram*olie��laa"i 1991 and 1992 ne*  BttdurHrtedOf defl'antlralo'Nicies l��u|M from part^Ml** GM dealers invenloiy from December IB  1991 lo lanu.W M997 Tatlory  orden do not apply No down payment or monthly payments tor 90 for* ''*"< date at ixrchate to GMAC aoroved retail t*w* Minimum 12  month financing coniraci on approved cmM throutfi GMAC Genera) Motor* of Canada Lid *iH ptr, all merest until the 90 <m,\ nave elapsed.  0"ei doe* not apply lo MaMd vehicles See yow (Wtbciwimj GM dealer for Ul del**  CHEVROLET  Sunshine Motors Ltd  885-5131  Sunshine Coast, "we do not  know until halfway through our  year how much money we're  getting," said Anderson. At present, the board is still waiting  for notification of exact funding  for the 91-92 school year.  Recently, the provincial government announced that cash-  strapped school boards would  be permitted to run a deficit of  up to two percent of their total  budget. Bul the school board  has postponed discussing  whether they will choose to run  a deficit until after exact funding figures for their 91-92 block  grant are received from the ministry. "We've made substantial  cuts in order to keep people  employed," said Anderson.  Recently, Ihe board has cut  maintenance and administrative  funds in order to balance unexpected extra staffing costs. The  government has said any  deficits run by school boards  must be made up over the next  two school years.  One recommendation presented by the special financial  committee to Ihe ministry could  have a seriously bad effect on  district funding, however, said  Anderson. A proposed elimination of special funds known as  the "Allocation Adjustment"  would mean the district would  actually receive one percent less  than the announced general  increase in funding for districts  for the 1992/3 school year. This  would mean a loss of approximately $250,000.  Meanwhile, a financial hard  line taken by the Ministry of  Education on budgets for capital  projects has meant some  changes to the planned renovations at Roberts Creek Elementary.  6TUFF  THEID  &TOCKING&  with  Something  Different from  Extras  GLOVES  JEWELLEPY  TIGHTS  DELTA  SCAPVES  SOCKS  BEADS  POUCHES  UAPPEITES  IIAIP TIES  WALLETS  HATS  CRYSTALS  INCENSE  'CllSllfllll  tt CMir ��'*<$:  ���iwtr 18  Coasl News, December 21. I w  leisure  I  Merry Christmas $ Happy New Year  Closed Christmas Day &  Saturday January 4th Through  Wednesday January 8th  Smorgasbord Every Saturday Night  Jade Palace  082 Hwy  (iibsons  101  886-2433  uide  Your guide tom finest In ana dining  A listing of restaurants and pubs  Q&owutp (Wishes  for a Christmas filled with many  delights  ���  We invite you to treat yourself and  those you love and enjoy a meal out  at one of the Coast's fine dining  establishments as  part of your  holiday  entertainment. __  mil  ,  Bon apetit!  FAMILY DINING  Andy's Restaurant t iirti h and ilinnei  special rvciy daj Ever) Wedno��da)  nighl is Prime Kit> Night House special-  Ilea include veal dlihrv, sinks, seafood,  pOSta, I'l/". lint tiixl ,m.l Intstd NKW  dishca Don*i miss Mid) s |n il Bnincti  Hittft'i iw'i> Sundij from ll am - 2 to  l<m ttwv 101, Gibsons. 88(i (388 Open  Sunday and Manila) n am - ����� pm,  rucnlay   Satunlaj ll un- lOpm  The Boat House life) a fern ridr awa>  inhcnutlful llwwslme Bay, nneiiui! daih  choices ol ficsh and flash burn sralmx!  hom the West, I7.im and Quit Coasts as  well .t1. .i *>Mir\\ nt oUtei njtcclahiei loin  ns .iitfi J cm i"i dlnnet ot f�� qui spn  lacutai Sundij Brunch, lerved britteen  10 lu .mi nml i pm liiniilK Bnirr in a  relaxed almosphere and fabulous meals  arc just some "I ihe reisnns you'll keep  coming hack It you have an Important  tendexvnus ��>i a fen) lo calch, please lei  us know ttitl writ make ihe neccwatj  accotnmoUatlnns Pol reservation* call  921*8181 Ml major ctedii cards accepl  ed  Cale Pierrot Comfortable atmosphere  auIi warm, iKlptnl sttfl Homemade pai  lis, uuiclies and dail) specials att ill pre  painl witli tin- freshes) Ingredients both  liralthinl .nut delicious ("it whole wfieai  bread and scnunptlouj desserts are hake<l  fresh dally, on alio premisei Outside din  ing, lake mn orders fin die bench and cappucino are available rhe t ou*.\% s  bistro as unique as the < nasi Itwll  Moodaj lo Saturday, ^ un S pm < kwed  Sunday reredo Square, Sechell Plume  abend foi ynu lunch! 88.1-0962  Coast Club Cate - Bright, open, casual  dining im breakfast and lunch I resh is  thr unIfi ni ihe da) fa ill ol nut 'if mi  itfins His burgers, pasta dishes, Mexican  spivials, nndwh ti< e, nlods .mil a Wirt)  nl dali) fealutes with i Burnrvan lUit  ilu- Own < lull < .ii<' xttris dining sl n i  sonable prices Open from 6 am daily  Join iisiin werkrnd branch "io Whari  Ave , Sechi ll, km *��<4i \ Iu  Mastercard snd Aiwrk ut Btpera an i pi  ������'l  w | "<���- 60  Haid-A-Way Restaurant Bring ibe  whole (.mill* .mil Mti ti* im pvsl dining  .�� du tUtd A Wa) Rntauram m Oitmni  Mit.M Inn ��n Hw) Mil .ii Pari R��l On  friotidly, hripftd st.itt mil * mil |<ii mm  atmosphere will add to you enjoyment nl  inn r\ii Mint hreokfosi I'lthh unl dtmei  menu, which include* a children i iei  linn   Wc tr OpeO Sim  In Wed  flTUI * W  Un until 9 pm, ind rhurs to Sat Irom  i hi an nn'ii I" pm *Min,i.o mn Hi'uiii  hnaktai mew is offered mm * ��> io  am Iii addition we nffet i fabnloui  Sundo) Hiitiit Branch tl am   2 W pm  tr.lltliinp .t si mtii|Hi,ii|s vital twt. uitti ,i  targe mecttan <*t m wi odd lUda i md  desserts lat in ��oot bean s content  Remmnhnu ��*(��� -ivn $3 nn plus ton  quel mom  The Omega Pint, Steak and Lobster  House   Witli j prefect rie�� <>t ui~ms  Marina, v\*l i jood tun, Stmcnpfaere. thr  Omega is a people ratchet * namdise  You'll often see ttiumi Oerasn, former  ���tat ol tin- Beachcombers, limine bete  Menu tttctodea pitta, posu, steaks and  ���eafbod Steaks and aeamod are theft sp,-.  naitn-v Banquetfac&KtiaavailaNe \m  s|vual t .nMirnVriirnu  Avenge dinner  lor two $20 Beaui ralluus recommended  Located in Gibsons I indioj n im*  Qowet Point K.t sR(.;;tss Open lot  lunch Mon  - In . II 10 ��� 2 JO; dinm f  dailv 4 ���9pm, in fi Sot. nl 10pn  Village Restaurant ��� Cbq bmil) st*le  cafe ��itii an esteasltf mens reararmi  medal pasta dishes, neah ami seafood  (Omen tiftn' in ami dH-tk mit mn .tiilv  luncfa an>t dinner specials ik tuie l*i*ak-  tast anytime Saturdays air Prime R>h  nights Fully licenced Open 7 dayi a  wrek, MOB ��� Ilmrs . 7 am ro 8 pin. In ,  Sat A Sun , 7 .mi to U pm. S(/,s (>.��ir  Streei. Sedtell 88S-Q8I1 Visa A  MaMmaad .Kifpifd  NIGHT ON THE TOWN  Cieek House Intimate dining and  Buropi nt cuisine in a wphlstfrtted yel  casual .t'niiis|ilii-ie We serve rack ol  lamb, dm k. ti.il>, thins, acallops, Btaks,  altn dally siiedsls Resetvatlons rccom-  mendetl Rooetts Creek Kn.nl and Beach  Avenue 88S mi>i (i|N'n 6 pin Cloed  Mondays A ruesdays. Visa A  Mastercard 40seats  The Whart OjWn foi breakfast, lunch  ami dlnnet seven days a week  Rreaihtaklng ocean view and sunsets  Irian evrt) table ronlincnul cuisine md  s-' ilood it its Issd Sunday Bnmch ftom 8  mi ��� .' (Mn I ull) In enced ami alt  conditio ned Ditmei rcsrtvstlons recom-  m mini ||W>   101   l��..MsH.i\   88S-728^  Lord Jim's Resort Holel a tranquil  vie* ol rhotmanh) Maud and the  Malaspina Stunts s,-t^ itio iheme foi a  I" i ut ii nl ui^lii nut Suiipi filendl) people,  line International cuisine, comfortable  suiroundings and kiihI with' always add  up i" make yours a nighl lo remember  Open Im Dinnci Onl) nn Thins, in. Sat  and Sun in-lit 6 pm to 9 pm Reservations  requested, s^ 7tiw, m/(". visa and  AMI \.tn.ja.d  Backeddy Pub Bnfqj the nalural beaut)  ol lervis Intel while lasting one ol our  men) t -uir spet iahles in tin- pub; or  tin , asual surroundings "t out family  rciUutani Out "Skttokum Burger" is��  challenge i��> the biggest apoeute New  I boms  Month)    Priday 11 JO-  li in ���-mn.h. .<i,i louli) ll mclming  Ni *   ii lira i is  Monday - I'nday  H ' l.w Satimb) mil Simla) il w  ml ui BKktdd) Pnb located 1/2mile  n "'it "i i pman an Maple Road  Cedars Neighbourhood Pub   Oieal  fund e\rr) da) all do ^ppetfms ami  lull menu ahmg with terrific dali) spe��  oik. .i illibli ni y (<ni ever) nighl  We n known fot pm pent atnmipbere  and good nn1  Son     I him  nl  midnight, in A s,.t ,,|.-h m i .un Visa,  Mactereard ind reservations oci mted  PCX!   I|7|  it wine s Landing Pub   hinnri menu  nil rv i rariel] i>i apnrtlim and enttefl  i i ng local prahw sad Ireoh amfood  In i reused selling witli ocean vie*  Average dhmn hn ivn, $X) We're ����'��  ��� I i ii Wednesdsj ih ?tt Sunday, i:  noon nil n ma with ow klicben open  inn'' ii nil * )>m Pendet Harbour,  111 |U5 Mastercard A V\u  Pnllj  ii, ��� th rii  FINE DINING  Blue Heron Inn i njoj ih.' view t4 Fjst  PorpoN Bai '"n yam table ��t tlr Bine  Heron dm, mnted on iiw wateifraii at  i\i|s i.,��� im Ri-i.i�� ud nttm a superb  dining ��� sperlencc Reservstloos ate  requbed fot rRuei Winter hom Turs -  Sun , 1 un. ti 11 am 2 |tn. din-in J pm  88* I8f  The Terrace at Bonnlebrook - r%e  Terrace at Bonnlehraolt, offen superb  West Coasi culsitK bi a picturesque and  relaxing lodge setting We offer ttesh  itvai m tn.ni eaperd) pupated ta a varied tin nu of appetitett, entiees and  desserts Mini Gowet Mm Road io  Ocean Beach Pfplsnsdf th�� Ikhiis air  Pri. Sai. Sun, S'JQ ��� 9J0 pn To book  sj>i bd events please cell RtfcittBI  EAT IN TAKE OUT  Ernie I Gwen s Drive In - Take nut. or  delta] PtfXa, tfitUKO, sailatk. borgen,  etinkrn, dQRffl, ibinK kr aram Free  bomr ttrlnnv within 4 miles attrt 5 pm  only, on \lb minimum orders. Small  charge i>h onlets undet S10 IUv 101,  lltlww 886 78H  Ragged Islands:  an honoured place  in the books of BC  Carol   ships   from   the   Cibsons   Yacht  serenaded residents around Howe Sound.  Joel Johnstone photo.  Club   recently  In the growing body of work  written recently about the people and places on the coast of  British Columbia there is an  honoured place for Ragged  Islands by Michael Poole, published recently by Douglas and  Mclntyre.  Poole is a native British  Columbian, indeed he is a Sunshine Coaster bom and bred. He  attended Elphinstone Secondary  School and grew up a member  nf a well-regarded family in  Granthams Landing. Aller siints  in newspapers, including this  one, he became one of the pre-  eminenl documentary film makers in the country.  Blues For The Bicycle Man  by Peter Trower  First In t series  In the small Upcoast town of  Sully's Cove there is a flight of  cement stairs lhat leads  nowhere. It lies al the eastern  end of the De Lisle block, serving no function; evoking brief  curiosity in the occasional passing tourist, The slairs are only a  local anomaly now, sole evidence that the building once  boasted a second floor. They  also conjure memories of one of  the most eccentric characters  who ever made his home in the  village. His legend is one that  many of the older townsfolk  prefer to keep to themselves.  The story, oddly enough,  revolves around jazz - not the  sort of music you'd generally  associate with such a rustic  neck of the woods in the 1950s.  FOR SALE: 1176 Flume Road $189,500  Countiy Chatm Quality custom built home Contains 4 bedrooms, lamily  room wilh tree standing wood burning stove, lormal living room and dining  room. 2 1/2 baths, large kitchen with top quality appliances and separate  bnghi eating aiea Home has been roughed-in lor built-in vacuum. Fully  landscaped with dnveway to be completed For further tnlo on this beautilul  home call Kathi Webster at 885-7870  tit UN! fills ail v  CH  Mii.idwil.iiilh  .11110.1 ill llir lln  nl Th* Realtor  CIBSONS RFAUY ��� MU,-2.  Elphinstone  Secondary  News���  Elphinstone Secondary thanks all  the community for the tremendous support  of our programs, teams and scholarships  in 1991.  MERRY CHRISTMAS!  BEST WISHES FOR  THE NEW YEAR!  Jazz, nonetheless, of the swing  variety, being played in an  abandoned construction  bunkhouse on this particular  afternoon, by a lone tenor saxophone player named Elmer  Rush.  Elmer, balding and fortyish,  is a watchman at the Sprucebark  Pulp Mill now. In his younger  days, he was a skilled ensemble  musician who worked briefly  with such big time aggregations  as Harry James and Tommy  Dorsey. At least that's what lie  claims and we have no reason,  or desire, to disbelieve him. "It  was Ihe goddamn sauce did me  in every time," he declares with  rueful honesty. "Cost me a lot  of good gigs."  Drunk or sober, Elmer still  blows a pretty mean sax. He's  got a headful of old jazz standards and he serenades us gladly as we sit around slugging  back beer in that empty  bunkshack. We're all in our  early 20s. me, Jimmy Gough.  Stan Holly and the olhers.  These boozy music sessions  have become a sort of ritual  during our off-hours from the  mill. The unused bunkhouse is  Turn to page 19  Going Away  on Vacation?  Your Secret's  Safe With Us  Leave your cares il ln-nir with ns  fa / Animal Care  Mail Clearing and Forwarding  IndiNH- Plant and Yard Maintenance  Regular Home Check or Live-in Sen ice  CALL SHARON 885-2228  A,  ���(HJ-CwtamHaw-Woid!  "^���"'        litiewaiiauit  BONDED LICENSED INSURED  Branclni Coiit To Coait  ������^���"..J  ELPHIE'S  . with  Blue In The Face  ��� MkJnite Snack  . Complimentary  Party Favours  ��� Bubbly Specials  (���'tsttri font (fit i    ,  wm Blue In The Face  ELPHIE'S  CABARET  Gibsons Landing- 886-3336  Opon Wtdntsday ��� Saturday  Spm to 2 am  In Ragged Islands he return:  to one of his first loves, thi  written word, and perhaps ti  even an older love - the coast o  British Columbia. Here is i  coming logelher which wil  delight all of us who hav.  thrilled at the beauty of thi:  coast, and ached at its apparen  abuse at the hands of those whi  have come to live here.  He dedicates this book sim  ply to "Ted", in all likelihoo,  the father who lirst look him oi  explorations of the coast. Hi  conies to this solitary adventure  aller years of preoccupaliot  with 'career and security', envi  ous of those who have made th  coasl their lives whilst he, 'bon  with his feet in the water", hai  pursued other dreams, suppon  ed other shibboleths.  But always the coast calle  him and finally, in a dead peri  od in the documentary business  he found himself with Ihe titn  and an unfulfilled dream. To hi  credit, he moved to live th<  dream and in this book h>  shares with us with an under  slated eloquence a love for thi  history and creatures of thi  coast.  The subtitle of Raggec  Islands is 'A journey by canoi  through the Inside Passage",  showed the cover to anothe  native of the coast and she said  "My goodness, by canoe? M;  husband and I thought we wen  brave in doing it in our 24-foo  boat."  In all truth it is apparent lha  this is a risky undertaking  Poole, bless him. does not ge  melodramatic, but the tida  rushes, and the whirlpools, ant  the wind caves and wave crest;  and the occasional unholy com  bination of all of the abovt  make an environment which is  not a place for the faint of heart  especially in the secmingl)  This is a book for the out-  doorsman. eager for the details  of the physical challenges ol  canoeing through the dangerous  channels of the Inside Passage;  it is a book for the environmentalist, for Poole looks wilh an  informed and a caring eye at the  depredations which the white  man has wrought on this once  most bountiful and generous of  places; it is a book for the  philosopher, as Poole muses  wilh gentle intelligence on the  aspects of our species which  make the violence done to our  surroundings possible.  This is an intelligent and  caring book, beautifully written  and sparingly conveyed, which  gives us a man's unadorned and  questing love for the place of  his birth. It is a great read, a  greal reporting on a hauntingly  beautiful, haunted and tortured  part of the world. There is a  sense, tragic and terrible, of the  depredations made by man on  Nature, but deeper a cold sense  of how little man and his depredations and his dreams matter in  Nature's final telling.  yrtcnilly t 'iiiintn- hymn  Rotate Cnek  BINS  f Ni'.siluv Evenings  Starting Inn 4th.  ���CRIB*  Thursday Night  Starting at 7:30 pm,  Jan. 9th.  Fri. & Sat. Night  Dinners Cancelled  Until Further Notice  (Lie HVNHtl)  ���WB-HHUortWH-WUM Coast News, December 23,1991       19  Gibsons Elementary students sing out We Wish You  A Merry Christmas to close their concert evening of  The Real Meaning of Christmas, December 19.  Joel Johnstone photo  Booking in:  The Wild West Behind the myths  There have been literally billions of words written about the  turbulent decades that saw the  opening of the American West.  Much of this wordage took the  form of cheap pulp fiction  cranked jout by hack writers  who piled cliche' on cliche'  with scant regard for authenticity. This wholly fanciful vision  of frontier life was perpetuated  in thousands of movie and television horse operas, often  thrown together by the same  prolific scribblers. But the best  of these fictional books and  films were invariably the ones  that hewed closest to the truth.  The real West has been  extensively documented in various biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, histories and  film documentaries. Some of  these are marred by sketchy  research and a too-ready acceptance of apocryphal events; others present a more honest  picture. Such a book is Pictorial  History of the Wild West by  James D. Horan and Paul Sann  (Bonanza).  James Horan, novelist and  historian, has authored several  previous books on the old West.  In this new volume, however,  he has put all his eggs in one  basket to produce a masterful  overview. Using straightforward language that suits the  rowdy subject matter, he tells it  like it was debunking a lot of  misconceptions along the way.  In a brief bul fascinating prelude to his main subject, Horan  delves into the early days of  American outlaws, citing such  forgotten robber gangs as the  Doanes and the Harpes who terrorized the eastern stales in revolutionary times. The term  "cowboy" originated during this  period. It referred to roving pro-  British guerillas who roamed  the neutral ground between the  two opposing forces, stealing  horses and livestock and committing murderous forays. Their  pro-American counterparts were  known as "skinners" - another  More of the blues bike man  From page IH  an ideal location for our lipsy  get-logethers. We can make as  much noise as we please without disturbing the sleeping shift  workers. Elmer takes a hit of  beer and launches into 'Fine  and Dandy'. The mellow  cadences of his tenor echo  incongruously along the corridor and through the empty  rooms. We listen with open  ears. Elmer's a minor celebrity  to us.  In these careless formative  years, I fancy myself something  of a jazz buff. I subscribe to  'Down Beat' and 'Metronome'  and even entertain a vague  ambition to master an instrument myself. Because of this, 1  am on somewhat closer terms  wilh Elmer lhan any of the others. He delights in spinning wild  yarns about his big-band days,  gypsying by bus from town to  town across the Stales; nibbing  shoulders with the giants of the  business. 1 lap it all up, living  vicariously in a glamorous  world 1 will never know.  Elmer, despite his fall from  grace in the music business, still  aspires to mount a comeback.  "All I need is some sort of  break with the right band," he  often tells me. "I'm slill a member of Ihe Union. Hell, I was  never born lo punch bloody  time clocks!"  Sully's Cove lies a few miles  west of the pulp mill and many  of the workers, Elmer and  myself included, commute from  there. Elmer, who is married,  rents a small beach cabin in the  village. I'm living in a basement  room in a local boarding house.  There isn't a whole lot to  Sully's Cove at Ihis poinl in  time. It's a sleepy little resort  town where nothing very exciting ever happens. VE Day was  about the last time it really  came lo life. But it does harbour  a legion, a government liquor  store and a movie theatre that  doubles as a dance hall on occasion. The theatre is located on  the second tloor of the De Lisle  block. The floor also houses a  dentist's office with living quarters in the back.  One day I'm coming out of  the plant after a tough shift in  the machine room when I run  into Elmer.  To be continued  THINGS TO DO  ON THE SUNSHINE COAST  Btjoiie'  9Mrf4h&Gtf  Jim Stop. yPootiitg  ftoMitod fro Sewing  QJou & '92  Best Wishes  for the  Reason  Cindy Buis  and Staff  Show Piece  Frames  Wilson Creek  885-9215  VISITORS  WELCOME   Ifi'l  ��;������ ,���&;'!�� 4-1  tfiifc   ,.,.  Vewen Harbour  ��0Lf CLUBJ^L.  Lounge t Snac* Bar ^^C      Power Cars Available  Hwy. lOt, 2 kms. north of Garden Bay turnoll  Phona 883-9541  Browse  mShow Piece Galletym  For Handmade Gills ��� Pottery ��� Cards ��� Candles ��� Art Supplies  280 Gower Point Rood, Gibsons Landing ��� 886-9213  Visit  mShow Piece Framesm  Quality Custom Framing ���    HsVU Frame ItYoursell Section  Wilson Creek Plain  ���  885-9215  term that would surface again in  the West.  The California Gold Rush of  1849 was, in many ways, a precursor of the wild Prairie times  to come, with claim jumpers  facing rough justice at the hands  of the vigilante committees. The  law of the rope prevailed here  without the niceties of judges  and juries.  Then the American Civil  War brought a halt to Western  expansion for Ave blood soaked  years. When it finally ended, a  massive exodus began into the  raw wilderness of the American  heartland, lt was the birth of the  true Wild West.  This vast, violent and  unprecedented movement  across the plains provides the  core of Horan's book. It is well-  travelled ground but he studies  it with an informed eye, investing the old legends with new  life. Here are all the familiar  names - Billy the Kid, Wyatt  Earp and his brothers, Frank  and Jesse James, John Wesley  Hardin, Judge Roy Bean - but  stripped of the glamour that too  frequently surrounds them. In  many cases, their legends were  augmented by themselves in  interviews and memoirs but, as  Horan points out, there is nothing to substantiate some of their  claims. Billy the Kid, for  instance, boasted of killing over  20 men but only three of these  shootings have ever been verified.  Apart from the familiar  names, Horan provides fascinating profiles of other Western  characters far less well known.  There is Marion Hedgepath, a  fashion plate with a deadly  draw, who always wore a derby  hat and terrorized Missouri and  Nebraska until his capture in  1892.  Horan devotes several pages  to a detailed study of Butch  Cassidy and The Wild Bunch,  the best known outlaw gang of  them all and by far the best documented. He cites Cassidy as  being probably the most decent  of all the western outlaws. The  Paul Newman/Robert Redford  film of a few years back stuck  surprisingly close to the actual  facts - including the bicycle.  Being a pictorial history, this  book mixes buoyant narrative  with a wealth of remarkable  photographs, paintings and  reproductions of old "Wanted"  posters. A vigorous and rewarding read.  MEBBYCIHMTMAS  ��THANK YOU for  YOUR CONTINUED  PATRONAGE...  To All Our  Special Customers  ALL THE BEST  for '92  Cindy Buis  & Staff.  Show Piece  Gallery  Gibson* Landing  886-9213  call lor  HOLIDAY HOURS  ���������������  Denise O'Brian  Artistic Director  COAST DANCE  THEATRE SCHOOL  Royjil Academy of Dance  BALLET/drama  creative/gymnastic  modern movement  886-3831  to register  RAVEN'S CRY  THEATRE SOCIETY  for the performing arts  PMNTS  p"* Saturday,  jf  Jan. 4th at 8:00 pm  C VALDY  Presented by Watersyde Folke  Tickets $10.00  VALDY tickets will be on sale in the Box Office  Mon. Dec. 16 thru Fri. Dec. 20 from  9:00 am to 4:00 pm  Tickets can be reserved by phone  on Dec. 23, 24, 27, 30, 31, Jan. 1 & 2.  Phone 885-4673, leave your name & number, and  your reservations will be confirmed  with a return call. Box office will re-open  Jan. 3rd from 9:00 - 4:00 pm for ticket sales  Attention Raven's Cry Theatre Patrons  IIMIIIiWk  i  The Raven's Cry Theatre will be closed for the Christmas  season from Dec. 20th until Jan. 3rd, 1092. Our next movie  i  l  I  i  K J  ���m.m.i i.i lit iim.i ill i.h.i i.r Hi m ill ill ill lil i.t m imtni. m in m m mm mm i.i m in i.h.i in ill in iti ill ill ill ��t mm i��  presentation will be Jan. 12th.  For those hard to buy for people' and teenagers',  why not give a gift certificate to the "Raven's Ciy  Theatre Society". They are available in $10  denominations at the box office in Sechelt.  ���    for live theatre events only   -  For your convenience yon now can purchase  tickets at Reflections in Madeira Park -883-2545  and Sayward Books in Gibsons ���886-3626  Call box office for information: 885-4673  ������ 21)        Coast News, December 23, 1991  sports  The Sunshine Coast Minor  Hockey Association would at  this lime like to lhank our sponsors and donors for their much-  needed support. We would also  like to wish them. Iheir customer:, arena staff and all who  make Minor Hockey on Ihe  Coast such a success, a very  Merry Christinas and a most  prosperous New Year  minor hockey  Air Span Helicopters, BA  Blacktop. BC Hydro. Canadian  Paper Products Union (Local  119), Coast Cable Vision, Construction Aggregates Lid., Gibsons Building Supplies,  Gilligan's Pub, Howe Sound  Pulp and Paper. IWA Canada  ' t0M  wauitf KHBfr 1  DEC. 24  -KEG. WEEKDAY SCHEDULE 1  DEC. 25  -NO SERVICE  DEC. 26-29  -HOLIDAY SCHEDULE  (7:45 AM - 8:30 PM)  DEC. 30-31  -rec;. weekday schedule  .JAN. 1  -9:45 AM - 8:30 PM                 J  Miss Vickie's  POTATO CHIPS  iinstiltpil ��� soltetl - hot  $2.89  160 and 180 gm  VARIETY    ^ FOODS  The BIGGEST Little Store in Gibsons Landing 886-2936  (Local 1-71), Maedel  Petroleums Ltd., Midway  Power Lines Services, Paciftca  Pharmacy, Peninsula Power  And Cable, Rent It! Canada  Inc., Royal Canadian Legion  Branch 219, Roberts Creek,  Royal Canadian Legion Branch  140. Sechelt, Sechelt Indian  Band, Sunshine Coast Credit  Union, Sunshine Coast Lions  Club, Sunshine Coast Regional  District, Sunco Printers, Sechelt  Esso, Trail Bay Developments  Ltd., Vancouver Helicopters  Ltd.  Donors: Dube Oil Sales Ltd.,  Sechelt Medical Clinic, Mitten  Realty Ltd., Royal Canadian  Legion Branch 109, Gibsons,  Royal Canadian Legion Branch  112, Madeira Park.  Also thanks to Stuart Burnside at the Coast News for coverage.  Atoms  Oilers, 3 vs Wings, 2; Flyers,  6 vs Jets, 3.  Bantam 'C  The Seahawks registered  their first win against Hastings.  Way to go guys, now you're  rolling.  Pec Wee 'A'  At home Blues, 2 vs Hollyburn, 7; Away Blues, 0 vs  Aldergrove, 6.  Peanuts  We are looking forward to a  road trip to North Delta in early  January to play against their  teams. Good luck, gang.  SWIMMING POOL SCHEDULE  Mondays & Wednesdays Tuesdays & Thursdays Fridays  Early Bird 6:30-8:30   Senior Fitness 10:00-11:00   Early Bird 6:30-830  AquaFil 9:00-10:00   SeniorSwim 11:00-12:00   AquaFil 9:00-1000  Parent&Tot 10:30-11:00   Adapted Aquatic 2:30-3:30   SeniorSwim 10:00-1100  NoonSwim 11:00-1:00   Lessons 3:30-5:30   NoonSwim 11:00-1:00  Lessons 3:30-7:30   Adult Lessons 5:30-6:00   Swm Club 3-30-530  Swm Club 7:30-8:30   Public 6:00-8:00   Public 5:30-730  Lengths Only/Masters 8:30-10:00   Adull underwater hockeyB:00-9:00   Youth underwater hockey 7:30-8:30  Tuesday Only  Saturday Sunday  Public 2:00-4:00   Family 1:30-3:30 ."ti*"   Public 5:00-7:00   Public 3:30-5:30 ���      THEPOOllvi.I   ���   CLOSED OK ��',!    I  For information on course date, times, J      26, 3f * J��|u .'  and fees, phone Lynn at Gibsons Pool >'"*SUlar Schawl i "      ���  (886-9415) or leave message at 885-3716. ��g^      a), 0|v^   * *PPMo��;  Gibsons Swimming Pool  886-9415   i    ...*  Chatelech's wrestling team is taking the match to the Lower Mainland.  Chatelech wrestlers make  good at Vancouver meet  Last week the Chatelech wrestling team travelled to Balmoral High in North Vancouver to take  part in an invitational wrestling tournament.  Meet organizer Ian McDonald commented on  the fact that the Chatelech team has really  improved and is catching other Vancouver teams  by surprise. The team finished with 17 victories  out of 23 matches.  This year members of the Chatelech wrestling  team also attended the BC Novice Wrestling  Championships, held at Simon Fraser University  on December 12. Two of Chatelech's wrestlers,  Alex Albrecht and Darren Caldwell, were ranked  number one in their respective weight classes.  Over 900 wrestlers took part in the competition, making it one of the biggest tournaments in  Canada.  At the Balmoral tournament, Caldwell had to  withdraw because of an injury, but hopes to make  ammends at the BC high school championships.  Alex Albrecht won the tournament and only had  three points scored on him during the whole tourney, highlighting him as one of the most outstanding wrestlers at the meet.  Other notable results were third place medalists, Kris Jones and Brian Amman.  Notice Board  ��� Deadline for submissions is Thursday noon (for Monday distribulion)  ��� On-going submissions will he deleted after .1 weeks unless a specific renewal request is made.  ��� We reserve the right to edit submissions for brevity  ��� All submissions should refer lo nonprofit events of genuine community interest  lb******  The Sunshine  Coast News  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24  Christmas Eve Service. 7 pm. Bethel  Baptist Church, Sechelt. All Welcome.  A Candlelight Christmas Eve Service held  at Calvary Baptist Church, 711 Park Rd.,  Gibsons at 7 pm. An event for the entire  lamily.  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25  Christmas Dinner at Anglican Church. Hwy.  101. Gibsons. 1:30, Carolling, presents, play.  Price: $5.00. Ticket sold at Gussy's in Mall.  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28  Lawrence Ball, British New Age  composer, presunls a seminar and concert  at tho Pender Harbour School ol Music.  Seminar. 1 - 5 pm, $15. Concert, 7 - 10 pm,  $15. Both lor $20. Phone Mike, 883-2376 lor  more details  TUESDAY. DECEMBER 31  New Years Eve Dance presented by Ihe  Pender Harbour and Egmont Chamber ol  Commerce. DJ. Party lavours, light bullet,  door prizes. Tickets $15 at Mountain View  Service. P.H. Chevron. Oak Tree Market and  Marina Pharmacy Inlo. Bobbi 883-2833  New Years Eve Dance to Roberts Creek  Blues Band at Roberls Creek Hall. Hors  d'oeuvres. party lavours Tickets $25 at  Talewind Books. Sechelt. Roberts Creek  Store or Max Music. Gibsons. Proceeds 10  Gibsons Wildlife Rehabilitation  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1  Sunshi ie Cost Lions Club of Sechelt  Polar Baa' Swim. Wharf in Davis Bay, 1:00  pm. Open to all Registration desk opens at  12:00 neon.  SATURDAY, JANUARY 4  Piano snd Danes performance Lisa and  Anna HDStman Arts Centre, Sechelt. 2:00  pm. Tal.< on "Arts Irom Bahal Perspective*.  Free  MONDAY, JANUARY 6  SC Spinners and Weaver's Guild. January  meeting, 11:00 am. Pot luck lunch. Kirkland  Centre. Davis Bay. Inlo 885-3866  MONDAY, JANUARY 13  St Mary's Hospital Auxiliary Sechelt  Branch AGM. 11 am at the Wharl  Restaurant. Luncheon Tickets Erika 885-  5775 or Marlis 885-7793  MISCELLANEOUS  Fines on Overdue Books Irom Sechelt  Library will be raised to 5c per book per day  beginning Jan 2. The Library will be closed  Dec 25.26 and 27  Freel Women's Support Group. Physically,  emotionally, sexual abused? Confidential,  nurturing, environment meet weekly. 885-  5881  The lights will be on at the Weals every night  6 pm to 10 pm from Dec. 12/91 to Jan.  1 St/92.  To put your craft fair or cultural event on the  Community Calendar at the Arts Centre,  phone 885-5412, Fridays.  Elphinstone Pioneer Museum's winter  hours: Monday thru Friday 10am - 4 pm, Sat  and Sun 1 - 4 p.m. Wheelchair accessible,  located across from Post Office. 886-8232.  Totem Lodge - Everyday Is visiting day at  Totem Lodge. Visit Ihe pioneers of your  communily.  Plastic Pom Poms for weddings, parades &  parlies, etc.. 20c each. Made by Sechelt Sr.  Citizens, proceeds to the new Seniors'  centre. Phone 885-9392 or 885-2585.  The Psrent Tot Drop In program at the  following locations: Gibsons: Mon. Wed. Fri  in United Church Hall Sechelt: Mon. al St  Hilda's Church Hall. Davis Bay. Tuesdays in  Wilson Creek Com Hall. Time: 9:30 to 11:30  at all locations Fee: $3.00 per parent and  child. Family rate $5.00  Folk Dancing at Roberts Creek School,  Community Use Room. Every Tues 7:00 -  9:00 pm. Fee $3.00 Drop in, everyone  welcome.  Music syllabuses have been distributed lo  music teachers re. the Sunshine Coast  Music Festival, entry deadline Feb. 15. For  info.: call Betty Allen, 886-2324, or Barb  Cattanach, 885-5444.  MONDAYS  Sunshine Coast Breast Feeding Support  Group. Informal drop-in meetings on the lirst  Monday of each month. Lulnda, 886-4502 or  Wendy, 885-2950.  Seniors' Branch 69, Carpet Bowling,  Mondays 1:30 pm. Exercise with Joan  Framed Mons. & Thursdays -11-12.  Overeaten Anonymous 7:30 pm. Holy  Family Church Hall., Sechelt. Phone 885-  2108 or 886-4781 lor details.  Adult Children of Alcoholics or  Dysfunctional Families meet at St. Mary's  Church Hall In Qibsons. 7:30 - 9.  TUESDAYS  First Tuesday ol every month, local art  rental & ssles st Sunshine Cosst Art  Centre. Open 2-6pm. Coffee served.  Original works by Sunshine Coast artists lor  sale or rent; any donations of unused frames  gratefully accepted. 885-5412.  Life Drawing 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the  Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. II you are  interested, please call 885-4611.  Sexual Abuse Survivors Group , 7 to 9 pm  at the Action Society Office. Contact  Deborah, 885-5680.  Gibsons Tsble Tennis Club plays every  Tuesday, 7 ��� 10 p.m. Elphinstone Secondary  School Cafete.ia. 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 at Coast Garibaldi  Health Unit, 494 S. Fletcher. Gibsons  Thursday from 7 lo 9 pm. Everyone welcome,  no appointment necessary.  "New Beginnings" is a social group for  widows and widowers (and other  experiencing loss) which meets every other  Thursday alternoon at the Sechelt Health  Unit, date) Call 885-5164.  3C's Weight Loss Support Group meets  every Thursday evening, 6:45 to 8 pm at the  United Church, Glasslord Rd., Gibsons. Info:  886-7159.  Seniors' Branch 69. Exercise with Joan  Fremb Mondays & Thursdays 11-12.  Adult   Children   of   Alcoholics   or  Dysfunctional Families meet at the Action  Centre in Sechelt, 7:30 - 9.  FRIDAYS  United Church Thrift Shop in basement ol  church off Truman Rd., open Fridays, 1 to 3  pm.  Square Dancing - plus level 8:00 pm,  Seniors' Hall, Sechelt. Info 886-7495.  SUNDAYS  The Sunshine Coest Stamp Ch* meet 7:30  pm 1st and 3rd Sunday at SecheH Library.  Phone 885 3381 or 885-7088. Open lor all  ages.  Sechelt to ask the  SCRD for help in  funding ice arena  byJaneSeyd  Sechelt council has decided to ask the regional district to kick in  some money for both capital and operating costs of the ice arena, following news that Sechelt's 1992 provisional budget for the arena projects a deficit of $150,000.  According to Sechelt's figures, an estimated SO per cent of people  who use the arena don't live within the District of Sechelt.  And the arena is in desperate need of repair.  In particular, re-roofing is needed to correct leaks and improve  poor insulation which are currently creating problems with the ice  surface. Roof repairs are expected to cost at least $70,000.  Other improvements which have been suggested by users of the  arena include replacing the wire screens around the edge of the ice  rink with plexiglass, expanding change rooms, providing another ice  sheet and increasing the months of operation. All of which would  cost additional money. In particular, opening the arena in the summer  would cost an additional $50,000.  Since its construction as a private curling rink in 1975, the arena  has had a history of financial problems.  Increasing user fees as a means to cover the costs was also discussed as a possibility by council.  About the request for funds from the regional district, Sechelt  Mayor Nancy MacLarty said, "I think I can tell you what the  answer's going to be."  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SUSPENDED CEILINGS  FREE ESTIMATES  Merle 885-7226 Cellular 328 5699  (604) 885-7576^  Messages 885-5281  KITT EVANS  Construction  18 Yean In FOUNDATIONS - FRAMING - RENOVATIONS  AIT ENTERPRISES: Cenitruotlen ������rvloaa  Seivmg Tlie Coasl Since r9S5  :A *#33*.       -CUSTOM HOMES  'r'Yli ipSflaf      ��� ADDITIONS  ��� RENOVATIONS  aaa-aaaa  T. WONO, BOX 793, QIBSONS, B.C. VON IVO  CONCRETE SERVICES  klWUihhlCONCRETE  CONCRETE PUMP TRUCKS  CONCRETE FINISHING OF FLOORS  DRIVEWAYS. PATIOS, SIDEWALKS  For quality work, call us!    888-7028  COAST CONCRETE  PUMPING & FOUNDATIONS  ��� Pumping ��� Forming ���  ��� Placing ��� Finishing-  Full Service to the Peninsula        ,i  885-5537  Call John Parton  Q Ready Mix Concrete  IV C Sand a Gravel  N f    CONCRETE  O LTD  CRANE  RENTAL  SF.CHELT PLANT  885-7180  ����VINC THI SUMHISJt  SEPIIC TANKS GIBSONS  well liners .......  curbs, etc 686-8174  PLANT    I  174   J  QIBSONS SfiND  & GRAVEL LTD.  Office: 886 8511  Cell: 328 7117  Res: 885-2008  ���.MiMucomACTmo  All typ��t ot concrete work.  Sidewalks, drlvawoyi, slaba   smooih, bmoniwl.  pxposcd aggregate linishing,  VO����tllfO.���eteWarit WweMMOlT,  II 88(-2622(GibsoDS)  885J930(Secheli)  MHH��MlU**M��rMM��.����M��*.^.>1  Swanson's  Ready-Mix ltd  DapiUh ������   _Auouni��_-.     __ hx ���~  MMM*     I   IW-53M1   [wPkn\  3 Batch Plants on ma Sunshine Coast  Qibsons Sachefl Pander Hartxx��  Boa <72. 5417 ���umetRd, Sechelt  MIDWAY-POWER  SERVICES L  Private & Industrial  Electrical Contractor^  High & Low Voltage Power Lines  Reg. No. 16135  .8839483  ML Clectric mmmm  Unry Anderson  For Prolessional & Courteous Service  RR. 1-12749 Warnock lld.il.    FAX/MMK M3-I1M  Madtka Park, I.C. VON 2H0      Baa.lla.tMI2  EXCAVATING  "A BETTER" BOBCAT SERVICE  "Complete Bobcat Services"  ��� Excavating - Backfilling - Retaining Walls -  . Trenching - Landscape Construction - Drainage -  24 Hour OOC QCQQ Bo�� 1221. Gibsons  ,.".��� OOD-OQOO BC VON IVO  CHAR'S  BULLDOZING  iSS(:KAVEL 886-9081  VhoaubuilS CHARORDAVE,  G. NOLTE CONTRACTING  Backhoe Service,  GERD NOLTE  V^TEL:886-3816     Mobile 1-328-084iy  Selective Logging  - Marine Contracting _    Stump Removals    . Sand & Gravel Deliveries  ��� Purchase Timber  GARY 886-9585  , TWIN CREEKS MARINE LTD.  BILL 886-8361  ' BRIAN NEWMAN EXCAVATING **"    A  . Septic Fields -  - Drainage ��� Excavation  - Water Lines      ��� Rock Walls  - Landscape Construction >  ��� Call 886-3977 7  STK EXCAVATING LTD. *  Land Clearing �� Top Soil ��� Gravel     t*. , 33j  ��� Retaining Walls ��� elc. ���� ��� ffiSW  Serving the Coast for 20 Years firr?  "We pride ourselves on punctuality." ���   J*/  BOB GURNEY  886-9020 bo* ' '91. GIBSONS. BC VON IVO  Mackenzie Excavating Ltd.  Land Clearing & Development  Cam Mackenzie  886-3558 S��  CELLULAR j51  240-6314    Wfl*  COHII  CONSTRUCTION  Excavation, Sewer,  Water, Grading.  Subdivision Design  and Development  8862182 or 8859840  (Fastrac BACKHOE  SEIVICE  t. ���  ��� SEPTIC FIELDS  ��� DHA1NAGE DITCHES  ��� EXCAVATIONS  ��� WATF.H LINES *���*���' *** �����  .clearing      Steve Jones    886-8269  885-3930(Sechell)|;:  A.J. CONTRACTING  Roofing ��� Insulation ��� Painting  Concrete ��� Vinyl Siding  Free Estimates  fl  886-0994  Licensed & Bonded  PARKYN BAY CONTRACTING LTD.  F.B. WtXIDROW  listtmates Given ��� Reasonable Rates  (ins Installation & Service  Res: (604) 588-6707 Propane &  t^or Toll Free Pager: 1 979-4371 Natural Gas j  <IHJ^     POMFRET  "^F^OIMSTRUCTIOIM  Selective Land Clearing ��� Design Consulting  RR2 S4t C5, Gibsons, B.C. VON-tVO   Phone:8868900  A    t>   "  mm c  ***      THE  RENOVATIONS WITH ^  A TOUCH OF CLASS  COMMERCIAL 1 RESIDENTIAL  11MPROVER "��  LTD  IIALFMOON BAY,  ( CENTURY ROCK  ^  SS      885-5910  HEATING  PROPANE INC.  ��� Auto Propane  ��� Appliances  ��� Quality B.B. O's  885-2360  Hwy 101. across St  Irom Big Mac's. Sechelt  fSECHELT FIRE PLACE LTD.nfp  GAS ��� PELLET* WOOD      bjJi  Complete Sales & Installations  SHOWROOM Open TuM.-Sat.   5631 Whart Rd., 888-7171 J  HOME IMPROVEMENTS  Hill 8!6-2622(Gibsons)  8l5-39)0(Sechtli)  M WM��M*W����MMW*W..  Your Full Floor Covering Store  "Quality f, Service With a Friendly Smile"  Free Eslimale ��� NS-3966 - Tom Styles  M05 9wfiW COW Hwy. 9��3m�� VON 3A0  IN E E D    THIS    SPACE?  fff C a 11 8 8 6���2 i 11(G i b s o n s)  " J 5 ��� 3 9 3 0 (S t c b 111)  8UN8MNK KITCHUN  . CABINETS ���  886-9411  ���Jshowroom Kern's Plaza.Hwy 101'  I     Optn Tmsd��y to Satutday 10-4 pmj  J.JHUWMMiWfcu t  The Floor Store at Your Door  With Free In-Home Shopping  Hardwood ��� Ceramics ��� Wall Tiles ��� Glass Tiles  Ana Rugs ��� Carpels ��� Linoleum ��� Floor Tiles ��� Marble  Glass Blocks  885-3582 - 886-8868  Mon- Sat. 9:30-5:OOpm  Showuum 4349 Hwy. 101 WUion Creek  ������i  mm 22       Coast News, December 23, 1991  Retirement and Insurance Planning  ��� Retirement  Planning  ��� life & Disability  Insurance  ��� Employee Benefit  Plaas  ��� Lawrence K.  Chambers, OJU  ��� 886-9111  ��� Toll Free:  1-80O&3-2051  Muiiul luiid> lun n t "Hli  iiii.infiaii i.nmp ni I inuK 1 lit  CAMBERS  Serving the Sunshine Coast Since ll)S2  business  Retirement plans go back to basics  SYLVIA  ,~;>Vs����  ' '  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  by Uwranc* Chamber*, GUI  Many of us are unsure about. This uncertainty usually stems from  not having clearly identified our retirement goals.  When setting retirement goals we must decide at what age we  wish to retire and at what income level. Nobody knows what rate of  inflation we will have but it is important to make an estimate. This  will provide a more realistic basis for determining the resources we  will require, lt will also help determine if the retirement age and  ever-all objectives are realistic. Once we have set realistic goals it is  much easier to select an appropriate investment.  Investments should be selected on their ability to assist us in  reaching our goals, not based solely on their potential rate of return.  Remember, to earn a greater investment return generally entails taking a higher risk. Once your retirement income objectives have been  clearly established, an assessment can be made of how much risk (if  any) you need to take. The bottom line is, if you don't need to take a  risk with your investments - don't take one.  There are several strategies that can be used to increase your  retirement income without any additional risk. Here are some that can  help reduce taxes which will result in more spendable income at  retirement:  1. Try to have each spouse accumulate equal retirement savings. This will allow you to minimize taxes and provide the highest  after-tax income at retirement. This can be partially accomplished  through spousal RRSP's.  2. If you are receiving periodic pension income from a Registered Pension Plan or Deferred Profit Sharing Plan, you can transfer  up to $6000 per year into a spousal RRSP. This special transfer is  available until 1994 inclusive and is in addition to any regular RRSF  contributions you may be eligible to make.  3. Another way to build equal retirement savings is by having  the lower income spouse accumulate non-RRSP investments while  the higher income spouse pays household expenses.  4. As a general rule it is best to keep interest bearing investments inside RRSP's, and investments eligible for the dividend tax  credit or capital gains exception outside RRSP's. Position asset!  so that each spouse will have income to qualify for the Pensior  Income Tax Credit.  Gelling back to the basics requires setting realistic retirement  goals and then developing an appropriate investment and saving!  plan.  Objectivity key to setting home price  Coast News for the merchants  *"*����� Right Stuff  by Steve Sawyer  If anything, placing a price  on your home may be quite an  emotional experience. It's hard  for many of us to disassociate  the memories of Christmas  morning, birthday parties, or  quiet fireplace discussions from  the selling price of a home. But  it is essential to achieve this in  order lo complete your objective, which is after all, to sell  your home.  What you are after is a 'fair  markei value'. That is, you want  lo price your home low enough  to ensure a fairly quick sale,  but, as the old expression goes,  you don't want to give the farm  away. Nor is it unreasonable to  expect a fair return on your  home, which is probably after  all, your major investment.  Just what is fair market  value? In a nutshell, it's the  price a buyer is willing to pay to  a seller without duress or undue  pressure.  Arriving at that figure, however, takes some research,  Sunshine Coast  'ICES  DIREC  ['   '   ���''���  HOME IMPROVEMENTS  MARINE SERVICES  f PRECISE PAINTING &  PLASTER^  ��� All Phim ot Drywall  ��� Complete Custom Painting  ��� Fire & Water Damage  ���Journeyman Workmanship  Ntek  Vtncr  V   8864928            FratEatlmMM  886-91997  673 Payne Rd��� Qibsons 8B6-3191  COHRELL'S MARINE SERVICE  delusive Dealership lo Ihe  Sunshine Coait lor  Yamaha  Outboards.  Exceptional quality  at an exceptionally  low price.  Featuring  Yimaha't now  Stem Drive  mwpairsami) COTTRELLS ri  KCEr.SORIE'-, MARINE    9EHVICF    Lj  ?��!.���M�� 886-3005 '  (Nefctl*  A VII' Store  Furniture Land  Highway 101, Box 2549. Sechell. B.C VON 3A0  Telephone (604) 886-5756 ��� Fan (604) 885-2756  MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES  STIHL  CHAINSAWS  & TRIMMERS  Sales and Service  731 North Road, Gibsons ��� 886-2912  B.  mccaneer  Marina a Resort Ltd  Locdted in Secret Cove 815-7888  MARINE SPECIALISTS 21 years  PARTS - SALES - SERVICE -REPAIRS  K �� C Thermoglass 4^^ 'fy^li  Cobn Boats now   aW^k   . .��- V-.A.!*  In-Stock  r  LANDSCAPING  ^i  8862622(Gibson��,j  885-39J0(Sfcheli)  *lk*AHr&fJe'��;. 4MM  S & G TREE SERVICE  I  Topping ��� Trimming -Pruning ��� Brush Chipper  Danger Tree Removal  Bonded and Insured ��� 20 Yen Experience  885-3897  ' GIBSONS MOBILE SAW SERVICE  Custom Cutting ��� Planing  Bevel Siding - Posts & Beams  Chris Nipper 888-3488  R.RJ4, 88, C78,  Qibsons, B.C. VON IVO  Call 886<'2622(GibsoQi)fp  885-3930.Stch��lt)f#  knowledge of your neighbourhood and a touch of objectivity.  Basically, your home is a commodity which you will be placing on the market. As such, the  first thing to consider is the supply and demand.  If it's a buyer's market, you  will have to be extremely prudent in the evaluation of your  property compared to others of  similar size, age and location. In  a seller's market, due consideration is still a necessity, but you  may ask more for the features  that do add value to your home.  Where is your home located?  Close to schools and recreational facilities? This is obviously a  major drawing card for families.  What about the condition and  any improvements you've made  over the years? Remember the  pool of buyers for your type of  home will be looking at a number of similar homes. Therefore,  to sell yours, you will want it to  be priced competitively.  Speaking of improvements,  you may be surprised at what  returns money on your investment and which renovations  don't. According to an issue of  Canadian Appraiser magazine  from spring 1991, these are the  top 10 renovations and the  return you may expect on them:  interior facelift - including  new paint, new carpets and  wallpaper - 106 percent; furnace  replacement - 90 percent; new  fireplace, exterior painting, central air-conditioning - more than  80 percent; new bathroom,  kitchen facelift, remodelled  'island' kitchen with new appliances, finishing a basement,  caulking, weatherstripping or  attic insulation - 71 lo 75 percent.  If you've been thinking  about putting your home on the  market, judging by those that  have sold recently in your area,  you are probably well aware of  the general price range for your  S% You will receive a very special  ^M gift when you make your move  ALUED  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 WELC( )MK H( )MK  MERCHANDISE SAVINGS B(X)K" that can save you up to 25"., olf  the regular price on merchandise you will need when you move  inlo your new home , ,.     ,. ......  1 (all mn*1 litr your mil.  no obligation ritlmtk  Pender Harbour  customers  please CALL  COLLECT  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER LTP.  Custom Packing, Storage, Locsl 8 Long Dlstsncs Moving  HWY. 101, GIBSONS 886-2664  style of house. Additional information can be obtained from  newspaper ads and articles.  Once you've made the decision to sell, your next step in  pricing the home should be to  obtain an objective, factual  evaluation. This is where a professional real estate agent can  be a worthwhile and valuable  partner.  He or she will come out to  your home and provide you at  no charge with a market evaluation. This will be based on current market conditions, a  comparison of recently sold  homes in your area and any of  the special extras that make  your home important to you and  your family.  Today's technology allows a  sales representative to input the  relevant information on your  home into the computer and in a  matter of seconds have access  to information on similar homes  complete with asking and selling prices. This gives you a  very objective base to work  from when pricing your home  for sale.  As mentioned earlier, emotional attachments may lead  many of us to overprice our  homes. We tend to look at blue  walls and white rugs as a sign  of good taste, while the next  family may think this will be  hideous to keep clean. Again,  here's where a responsible  agent will keep you on track as  lo the value of your residence.  So what difference does it  make if I overprice my home?  By chance you may just find  someone with similar taste who  is willing to pay for the extras.  Chances are, however, that you  won't. By overpricing your  home, you run the risk of taking  a much longer time to sell it and  in all likelihood, you will probably need to reduce the price at  some point in time anyway.  This, of course, does not bode  well for your bargaining power.  It's been said time and again  in real estate that the three most  important features of a house  are location, location, location.  It can't be stressed enough that  the rest flows from there. Most  other things can be changed by  a buyer who really wants to  make changes, however location is fixed.  Once you and your sales representative have evaluated the  market conditions, all the features of your home and the selling prices of similar homes, s  reasonable asking price can bt  determined fairly quickly.  Season's ^g  Greetings  To all of our customers  ...and thank you for  your patronage.  JkT-CLEANINQS        "^  <T   ��� INSTALLATIONS  ��� CHIMNEY  REUNINQS  ��� REPAIRS &  REID ARNOLD  885*583  m\M  * coast  Coast News, December 23,1991       23  jaASSSCATMKIS  1. Horn 1 Property  2. Birth.  ST\  J.    OMtuafle*  *���    In RNfflOTMrn  8.   Thank You  S.   Ptraonal  GREAT)  7. Announcement  8. Pwunel Sorvicn  S.    Wtddlngtl  UDEA/  Engegonionti  10. Lotl  11. Found  12. Pm a Livestock  13. Music  mmm       w^m  14.  Travel  m\U      Hft  18, Wanted  ������ ^B  16. Pre*  17. dense Salts  w  IS. Barter I Trad*  IB.  Appliancaa  20. Fumlturt  21. For Salt  22. Haavy Equipment  23. Autos  24. Trucka  28. Campars  25. Marina  27. Mobil* Homes  2S. Motorcyclaa  30.  31.  32.  33.  34.  Bed* Breakfast  For Rani  Commarclal lor Rant  Enltnalnmanl  Halp Wanted  35.  36.  37.  38.  IS  Builn.n 4 Homa  Services  Work Wanted  Child Can  Bualnaaa OpportunUlot  Legal  28. WanladtoRtnt  DROP OFF YOUR  THE SUNSHINE-  >ast  CLASSIFIEDS  At Any Of Our Convenient  FRIENDLY  PEOPLE PLACES  In Pender Harbour  MARINA PHARMACY 883-2888  AC BUILDING SUPPLIES 883-9851  In Halfmoon Bay  B��J STORE 885-8435  In Sechelt  THE COAST NEWS  5521 Cowrls StrMt 888-3830  In Davis Bay  PENINSULA MARKET 885-9721  In Wilson Creek  WILSON CREEK CAMPGROUND 885-5937  In Roberts Creek  ROBERTS CREEK GENERAL STORE 888-3400  In Gibsons  THE COAST NEWS  (Bshlnd Dockslds Pharmacy) 888-2822  DEADLINE IS 3:00PM FRIDAY  There's slwiys s smiling face to receive your I  clssslfleds st the Roberts Creek General Store, our  "Friendly People Place" in Roberts Creek.  THE BEST  DEAL AROUND  COAST NEWS  CLASSIFIED  $  4  ONE WEEK  (Minimum)  ONE WEEK  lot 10 words  (BIMht, Losl &  Found FREE)  7% GST  muit bo  ���dctof to ill  our pflew  2Q otHD *mf e��Cn HnDMM www  Pay for 2 weeks,..get the third week  All Classified Ads Must Be  Pre-Paid Before Insertion,  Visa and Mastercard Accepted  SURI SELL CLASSIFIIDS  $16 up le 10 words  $1 Moh additional word  '    Your id Itlturlng 1 HOT. WW run A conwcullw wttk., then will b.  cancelM unlaw vou Inslracl "* <�� r"1" " ��� "00" ���a1"���'-  Nor AVAllAbte Im coittttterclAl adt*rtleera.  CLASSIFIED  DEADLINE  Qibsons & Sechelt Offices  NOON SATURDAY  "Friendly People Places"  3:00 PM Fridays  rilBBONS 888-2822 SECHELT 8881910  55sONSMX888-772S SECHELT FAX 88M884  " Available for pub*! uee  Wsltrfront  54' lot ��� 80 yr.lssss.  Keats  Island. Try your oiler. 886-2694.   Sltr  Lovsty waterlront. view horns,  2600sq.lt. IS min. N.ol Sschslt,  exc. cond, $267,000.885-5469  __^ 12  Pratt Rd., 1000II. lo new mall,  developmeni potential. 1500 sq.  II. shop on 2.S scrss w/creek,  $150,000. 8854490. SSI  Lot lor sale, 63' x 263', beautilul  list lol, located at lot 8, Chaster  Road. Call collect, Wen Wong,  941-1968. Canada Trust.    (St  Very large artist's workshop and 2  homes on l.3t scrss - live In one,  isnt other 2, pay oil your mortgage al rental pries. Jan McKenna 885-3211. ss  View lot Sunshins Heights, 75'  Irontage, cleared, marina access,  perc tested, buy in '91, $39,000.  885-7365. #51  Drive up Trail Ave., psst the arena  1 discover ths new subdivision  ���Eagleview" on Fairview off Lookout. These view lots with underground wiring are cleared ready  lor your dream home. Signs on  property. Priced Irom $25,000 up,  si  3 bdrm. home, almost new, 2  baths, 1400 sq. tt��� plus large  garage workshop. Spadous corner lot with many trees. Asking  $145,000. 1228 Fitchett at Veterans Rd. 886-8651. ss  Gibsons Gower Point choicest  waterfront, panoramic view, 1/2  acre, 581-2904 (Surrey),       is  48' x 330' of prime low bank  watsrtronl in Gibsons Harbour  near Gibsons Marina.. House  needs repair bul could be lixed up  I lor recrealional or rental use.  Properly zoned Tourist Commercial (C-2). Double garage plus  storage shed. $189,500. Phone  Jennifer 1689-7070. ss  Pebbles Realty has opening lor  sell-motivated ambitious person  wishing to begin a career in Real  Estate - Phone 686-8107 for an  appointment. _     #1  v? .1  d  Y.    ***,  m��  jiM  ROWELL - Arthur Maurice,  passed peacefully awsy 19th  Dscsmbsr 1991. Born March  31st, 1896, Rudham, England.  Art enlisted In Ihe 46th Battalion  C.E.F. on 3rd April, 1915. He  isrvsd in Canada, England a  France with ths 28th Battalion. Hs  was a longtime member of Royal  Canadian Legion Branch 109.  Survived by brolher Ben, Rudham, England. Thank you to  Kiwanis Cars Horns, whsrs Art  spent his last lew years. Art lelt  us wilh wonderful memories, he  will be missed. No funeral service  by request. #51  CARRUTHIHS: Lett this world  peacefully on Dscsmbsr 14,  1991, Deborah Margaret Car-  mows ol Totem Lodge, Sschslt,  BC, age 88 years, loving wits ol  Robert and mother ol Mrs. M.  (Marianne) Nunez m Saittte snd  Mrs. N. (Roberta) Wolansky ol  Vernon, BC; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by ons son John in  . 1941. A memorial ssrvlcs was  hsld Tusidsy, Dscsmbsr 17,  1991 at 2pm horn the Chapel of  Devlin Funsral Horns, Rsv. C.  Mclvar offidatad. CranwHon. #51  Ths Sunshins COM Horns Support Society, comprised ol Horns  Support, Hospice, Msals sn  Wheels, Adull Day Cars, gratefully receives 'In Memory" donations. A card acknowledging lit  gilt will bs ssnl to ths lamily.  Upon rsqusit ths donor will  rscslvs sn official tsi receipt.  Plsass includs name ol  dscssssd, sddrsss of nsxt-ol-kin  ind donor. Box 2420, Sschslt,  B.C.V0N3A0. 81  classifieds  BOBCAT ft MINI EXCAVATOR  The carolers ol the Seventh Day  Adventist Church appreciate ths  support lor our worldwide community services. Special thanks lo  Mr. H. 8 lamily. God Disss you  a*. Collected $312. (St  FREEI WOMEN'S SUPPORT  GROUP Physically, emotionally, sexually abused? Confidential  nurturing snvlronmsnt, meel  weekly. 885-5881. #2  Are you a woman In an unhappy  relationship, do you need to talk?  Call the Sunshine Coast Transition House for confidential 24 hr.  service. 885-2944. TFN  Singles wanted - mala or lemale  C.A.M.E.O. Club. Dining, dancing,  social activities. Nick 886-7054,  Mary 886-7825. #1  .New Wsight Watchers sssslon  beginning Jan. 8. Cell 886-7534  or 886-2198. K  Phone us loday about our selection of bsaMul personalized wedding invitations, napkins, matches, stationery and mora. Jean-  nies Gifts 8 Gems 886-2023   TFN  Adult chrtdren ol Alcoholics or dis-  lunctional lamilies please call  885-2314 or 885-4622 lor help   NC  Local lamily concerned about the  qualily ol care delivered by St.  Mary's Hospital wishes to hear  from others who may share Iheir  concern. Replies kept conllden-  tisl. Write lo Box 364, q/0 Coasl  News, Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.,  VONIVO. #51  Christmas Cleaning?  VflAST \2"PET ViRE  Carpets  Upholstery  Scotchguarding  885-2541  Results Guaranteed  Handmade traditional oak toys,  dancing man acrobat, $10, delivery to Gibsons area. 886-3159.   #51  Attention Rain People! There will  be an Ocean Fails reunion on July  4 and 5,1992 In Kamloops, BC.  Tickets now available $30 each,  great Christmas giftsl Send  cheque or money order to: Moe  Danshln 3543 Weslsyds Rd.  Kamloops, BCV2B 7H3, phone 1-  579-8418. #2  Gel In touch with your creative,  conscious self; applying the Gurd-  jielf teaching. Call Geza Juhasz  #51  Trager Relaxation Bodywork.  Specializing in Women's Hsalth.  Ellen Besso. 886-8864.        #2  9.   Weddings &  Engagements  Brian and Bonny Bennett  announce the engagement of  their daughler, Leah Naomi, to  Christopher Steven Sctiulting, the  son ot Mary and Peler Sctiulting  ol Kelowna. The wedding will take  place in Augusi 1992. #51  2 tickets to Mid-summer Night's  Dream, Pacific Northwest Ballet,  Queen E. Theatre. March 14th.  885-7105. #51  Buying Beer Bottles* Beer  Cans  We Will Pick Up  SOcents/doz.  8664951.  ���1  Get in touch with your creative,  conscious self; applying the Gurd-  jiell leeching. Call Qsza Juhasz  886-8286. #51  BROOKS & MILLER  FLOOR COVERINGS LTD.  Benjamin Moore Paints  Environment  Frlendlv Feint,    p^-  in All est j  Colours 01   ��� i   . <;.:**/  The Rainbow.   ta\  Including Ort*n\\    J. ^  Bill Wood '  SECHELT  Missing, 2 medium size expensive  pet milk goats. Used to sating hay  and grain. 885-2819.   #51  35mm camera In black carrying  case with dim. Between Cemetery  Rd. and Sunnycrest Mall. 886-  2922. #51  Brindle hound, mala, neutsrsd.  685-3464. #51  Safety glasses on Fitchett t King  Rd. Claim at Coast News olfice  537 Cruice Lane, Gibsons.   #51  Urge square tartan scarf in lha  vicinity ol Hwy. 101 S Gibsons  Legion, 886-2407. #51  A  Bus. 885-2923  Res. 885-5058  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS  885-2896,886-3463. TFN  Ooes somsone in your lamily  have a drinking problem? CaH Al-  Anon 886-9903, 8857484, 886-  9059. AlAteen886-2565.     NC  4 yr. old, good natured, purebred,  female German Shepard, to good  home. 885-7623. #2  For Adoption  Brindle hound, male neutered.  Shepard Cross, lemale. Cats,  contact SPCA, 885-3484.    #51  ANNOUNCEMENT  In August and September of 1090, Mr.  John Hembllng undertook to produce a,  poster calendar to ralie fundi for St.  Mary'e Hospital Society and the Pender  Harbour and District Health Centre  Society. Mr. Hembllng produced the  calendar, which he distributed to a  number of merchants In the Pender  Harbour area with the Intention that all  the proceeds from the sale of the  calendars, after deduction of his out-of-  pocket coats, would be donated to the  hospital and the Pender Harbour Clinic.  Due to an unfortunate misunderstanding, St. Mary's Hospital and the  Pender Harbour Clinic published a  notice on October 1, ISM which  disassociated us from Mr. Hembllng and  his fund-raising project. We did not  Intend any inference to be drawn that  Mr. Hembling had been engaged In  unethioal or Improper conduct, and  confirm that Mr. Hembllng conduoted  himself with Integrity and tor the beat of  motlvee.  We regret the embarrassment and inconvenience suffered by Mr. Hembling  and his family and publish this  retraction with our apologias to all  oonoerned.  tra  TROPICAL FISH  All types ol lancy lish ��� Large  Angels, Breeding pairs. 886-9890.  #1  Malemute-Arcbc wo* pups, while.  F ��� $300,, M ��� $400, Parentscan  be seen, 885-9675. is  PETFOOO  SCIENCE DIET, IAMS,  TECHNICAL. NUTRO-MAX,  PURINA, WAYNE.  Also lull kneol bird seed  and much more.  OuaWy Farm* Garden  Supply Ltd.  Pratt Rd. 886-7527. TFN  SPCA SPAYING PROGRAM  Contact Then 8 Now Furniture,  699 Highway 101, Gibsons. 886  4716 or Marlee Fashions.    NC  Brown pullets rssdy to lay, $6  each. 852-9476. #51  Free kittens outside cats, approx.  It/2 mos. old. 8864270.    #51  Help reduce the pet over-population problem - spay or neuter your  pel. NC  Hemlock wood shavings for horse  bedding (no cedar). Gibsons  Sand 8 Gravel, 886-8511.  Evenings, 885-2008. TFN  Piano Tuning  repairs, appraisals  l��f  Ken Dalgleish  886-2843  LYN VERNON SCHOOL OF  MUSIC  8864028  Give quality music lessons for  Christmas. Private instructors  Clarke Sleabner - classical guitar;  Mike Hurst - jazz a classical  piano; Kelly Smlt ��� flute; Nicholas  Simons ��� cello; Arline Collins -  voice. #51  Suzuki violin classes, register now  lor winter sssslon. Michelle 885-  9224 or Katie 885-5539.        #1  Yvonne Barrie formerly ol ITP  Suncoast Agencies will now be  working as an outside sales rep  lor Elite Travel. Call 886-4862 or  886-2522. #4  im springs  deluxe bus tour  Feb. 20/92 (16 days)  Stopping in Vegas  fi Rem. Must be booked  by Dae. 20/91,  Call 885-9976 (Poly)  Approximately 10 HP oulboard  motor, also 12 fi. aluminum boat.  885-0950 or 885-8871. #1  Wanled lo buy: cabin, Sakinaw  Lake. 885-1929. #51  Top $$$ paid lor any military  items, firearms, badges, medals,  bayonets. 886-7591. #51  White washer/dryer, 100 ft. green  chain Hr* fence, a more. Freebies  lool 886-8797. #51  Renovation Sale: nearly new  almond Iridge, oak kilchen cabinets, brown sectional mahogany  intsrioi doors, doubts exterior  Iront doors, zero clearance lira-  play 6861728. taj  Frsszer fuVsizs, $100; Maytlg  washer, $100; 2 bias ply snow  tires 155,13', $60 pr.; Kenmore  ssw. mach., $75. All OBO 885-  0910. 151  Wood heater. $200; gold frost tree  fridge, $200; Use cNkfi bod. $25;  washer, $175; dryer needs work,  $10; stovs needs work, $20.  Eves, t weekends 886-8837JS1  Mama bear woodstove and chimney. $300. Rangehooii, 30',  $100. Range, 30-. $100. Double  Krohler sink faucets (yellow),  $125. Nutone radio garage door  opener, all tracks snd wooden  door, $300. Krohler Jacussi t.  vanity basins, toils! blue (cost  $2000). $500 ths lot. Child's  French Provincisl bsd, whits,  $150. 8854898. #2  Gsnsrsl slsctric coppsrtons  range, gd. cond, $75,1864513.  ���t  While ensmel McClsry wood  kitchen stove with 2 gas burners  on right side, $250; box ot mini  gas couplings large valves, etc.  Perfection Corporation a cutters  best Oder. 430-5373. #2  Kenmore heavy duty 5 sp. 2  progr. washer - $359. Kenmore  heavy duty Fabric Master Dryer -  $249. Sp. Queen slmond 30'  slove. $387. G.E. Cuslom 14 sq.  It. almond 2 dr. frost free Iridge ���  $389. Inglis Sterling H.G. 15 sq.  It. 2 dr. I.f. fridge-$397. Viking 2  dr. I.f. white 14 sq. ft. new umpr.  -$379. Gurny 30* H. Gold stove-  $389. Weslinghouse white dryer,  $189. Kltchenaid Imperial  Almond dishwasher - $259. -  Coldspot H.G. 15 sq. It. 2 dr. f.l. -  $389. Viking while Ihree temp,  dryer - $197. Frigidaire Frost-Free  17 sq.lt. upright Ireezer like new-  $479. Gibson almond 16 sq. It. 2  dr. 1,1, $479. G.E. almond 14 sq.  ft. 2 dr. I.f.-$439. Viking white 15  sq.ft. 2 dr. I.I.-$459. Gibson avocado 14 sq. ft. 2 dr. t.f. - $389.  Gibson Satellite 14 sq. ft. white 2  dr. f.l. Iridge - $387.00. 90 days  to 2 yesrs warranty parls and  labour. Phone Comer Cupboard,  6854434 or Raiph, W5-5234J51  King size tour poster knotty pins  waterbed, $400 obo. 686-8862.  TFNs  Student's desk, $75; wet bar, 2  captains chairs, solid maple lop,  $500; red leather jacket, Canadian made, never been worn, size  12 $200; Vitalizer Rebounder as  new, $100.885-2727. #51  Antique 3 drawer oak dresser,  $325., wardrobe with mirror, 4x6',  $225.-886-3792. #51  Teak buffet with matching table, 6  chairs. $850. 885-7080.     #51  Black leather chair and ottoman,  as new, $250 OBO. 886-3014  eves. #1  Twin bed, light pine head 8 loot-  boards, posture boards, $100.  886-4624. #51  Small Carved Wood Boras  and Cedar Chests  Timothy Clement  Cabinet Maker  1044 Seamount Way, Gibsons  886-8218  #51  Firewood lor sale, fir 8 aider, seasoned 885-3398. #1  8 fl. canopy lor truck, $100. 886-  2545 ti  ���������%->!rt'".-<<*' �����   ���*'--i*.-  \  Exercise bike, $50; maple Irame  mirror, 34-124', $50.885-9883.11  Burning barrels lor sals, $15/ea.  Cal anytime 885-5703.        II  Firewood, 3/4 ton PU load, $75,  split idekveied. 885-5150.    It  Scroll saw, ss new; poker table;  Paymaster cheque writer. 886-  9690 #1  Power Wheels Safari Jeep, exc.  cond., $250 OBO, 886-2507. #51  Apple Compatible computer,  Laser 128, Datatrain monitor,  Roland PR-tOII printer. 683-  ��1�� #1  Season lirewood, pickup or dokV-  ered, 865-2493. #1  Amiga computer IMS, 2 disks,  drives, stereo monitor printer, Ms  of software. $860.8884238.   #1  Largs variety ol 3 - 4 pe*on  ben* seals for passenger vans  885-7868, days, 885-5539, eves.  ��� #51  RX11*um machine, $500; Ross  12 charms mm, $750; Toshiba  T1000 laptop, $800,8888473. #2  I  104 Teredo Sq   SacM  Wine washer/dryer, IM It, green  chain link fence,* more. Freebies  10018868797. Mt  1H2CALENOARS  Girls ol Ihe North Shore. Great  slocking stutters for ihe guys.  885-3130. til  Woodburning parlour stove, en.  cond., $150 OBO. 885-0950 or  8854871. #1  Amber necklace and bracelet,  appraised $900, sell $400. Similar  necklaces $75, $30 each. 886-  8501. ft  1981 33' Prowler ideal for live-in.  extremely dean 2 door, roof, air, 4  burner stove, 2 dr. fridge I queen  size bed, contact Sue Anderson  525-7384,9-5, M-F. #1  Western ssddle (Ozark Lea Co.  Waco, Texas) stand, blanket, pad,  2 bridles. $400. 6854876.   #51  Slereo - AM, 8 track, cassette t  record player, $150. 886-9893.   #51  Firewood, 314 ton truck load, $70.  885-7448. 151  New Dilranl designer ski jacket,  slzs 42, M/F, $275 OBO. 886-  9097. #1  Small Carved Wood Boxes  and Cedar Chests  Timothy Clement  Cabinet Maker  1044 Seamount Way, Gibsons  886-8218   #51  Assorted curtain and drapery  rods, best Oder. 885-5192.   #51  IDEAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS!!!  Unique, locally made, Burl Handcrafts!!! Beautifully finished, crystal coaled: Burl clocks, Key  Hangers, Pen Sets, ETCH! Res-  sonabty Priced!!! Phone Anytime:  885-2574 #51  HAY/StrawHOO/Bsle  GARDEN MULCH HAY  $3.50/Bale  OATS/WHEAT.IO*.  Phone 1854357  TFN  SATELLITE SALES  Green Onion Earth Station  885-5644  TFN  Browning auto, rifle, 306 win. cal.  wilh 2 3/4 Redlield, as new,  $575., o.b.o, 886-7591.        IS  CEDAR SHAKES 8 LUMBER,  any size. Will custom cut 885-  56(9or885-5601. TFN  Student's desk, $75; wst bar, 2  captains chairs, solid maple top,  $500; red leather jacket, Canadi-  in made, never been worn, size  12, $200; Vitalizer Rebounder at  new, $100.885-2727. 151  3 cyl. Ford marine diesel, 4 -1  capllol gear. $8500. o.b.o., or  trade lor tractor plus cash, 886-  9981. ss  King size lour poster knotty pine  waterbed, $400 obo. 8864862.  TFNl  Renovation Sale: nearly new  almond tridge, oak kitchen cabined, brown sectional mahogany  Inlerior doors, double exterior  from doors, zero clearance tire-  place. 886-2728. 15!  Hone manure. Next year's garden starts now. $20 per p/u.  985-9969. Roberts Creek.   TFN  BOBCAT &  MINI EXCAVATOR  FOR RENT  Attachments available  DAY, WEEK, MONTH  886-8538  W�� B MSI "mtf  '" r's "  amamat 24       Coast News, December 23, 1991  1973 John Deere track loader, GP  bucket, needs work, trade for best  boal or sen $4500.886-4679. 12  1974 case 580 B Construction  King backhoe. Extend-A-Hoe,  $9500. 886-3457.  79 4X4 Subaru S.W., gd. cond,.  roo! rack, ready lor ski trips,  $2000.886-7378 It  1975 Chrysler Cordoba, $395.  motor in gd. shape. John 885-  2522 It  1983 Ford Escort. 4 door, excellent condition, $2495. Willconsid-  ertrade. 886-2111,days.     ss  1981 AMC Eagle 4 W.D., new  eng. Good cond. $1500. 866-  7072. 151  1979 Ford Mustang, V-6 auto.,  AM/FM cass., sunrool. mags, axe.  shape. $1800.886-3960.       II  '76 Chevy Malibu 2 dr., V8. runs  gd. $350.883-9519. #2  1973 Chrysler New Yorker, new  battery, runs great, some rusl,  $400 OBO, 886-7237. 11  1958 Edsel Citation, 80,000 mi��� 4  dr. HT, lots ol work done, $4500.  Phone 883-9771. II  1980 Suburban Trailer Special,  350. most options, $5500 OBO.  Phone 883-9771. #1  71 Merc Cornel, 302, lair cond.,  $1600.886-2545. #2  1980 Chev. Malibu 4 dr. auto., |  good cond., $1500. 885-9831.     i  #51  1991 black Mercury Tracer, fully  loaded, 8000 kms., $14,000,885- I  7080. #51  I  Towing ,SZ ;  Salvage car removal ���  Cash for 82-92 cars {  and clean runners  ���  886-7227   CZ'ZS\  1986 Explorer XLT 150 Super  Cab A/C - Cruise. All options,  new tires, 885-4114 151  1989 Dodge Caravan, cruise tilt.  7-pass, auto., sound sys., mint,  $12,000.085-7124. 151  1988 Chev. Cheyenne 1/2 Ion  pick-up, 4.3 litre V6, PS/PB,  61,000 km., box mat, toolbox,  $8700. 885-2836,885-7413.   ss  '77 Chevy Nomad, deluxe window  van, parts. 886-2878. ss  Chevy 3 ton truck, working power  tail gate, parts only. $700 OBO.  886-9500. ss  1981 Dodge Omni, as is, runs, ! 1962 Chev. 1/2 ton pickup. Runs  $700. 885-7988. 451  I okay, $600. 885-7029. ss  1975 VW Rabbit, Standard, runs,  but best lor parls. $300. obo.  883-9319, messages, 886-3748.  #51  '76 Buick Regal, runs well, $700  886-9512. 151  1978 GM pickup, gasoline/nalura  gas, bargain. Eves. 886-0995.#51  Red Daytona 1989 immac. cond.  low mileage, 2.5 lit. standard  $7950.886-3494. #51  '79 Dalsun P.U. L.B. 2.2 litre  $750,886-9097. #1  1975 BMW 530i, exc. mech  cond., new paint (white), blue  interior (new), 111,000 orig. miles  $3400 OBO. 885-2836, ss  CASH PAID  For Some Cars And Trucks  Dead Car Removal  Abex Used Auto Psrts  and 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 I  BC104JC. #1  70 Dodge Dart slant 6. Runs  well, parls avail., $600 obo.,  Phone 885-7284. TFNs  1980 Ford Pinto, good cond.,  80,000 miles, only 2 owners  (mother i daughter) exc. commuter car. 886-7581. #2  1953 Chev. 1/2 Ion. Rebuilt  engine. Radials, $2700 obo.  885-1943. ss  1985 S10 Diesel P/U, PS/PB,  AM/FM, cassette, canopy, long  box tilt. $5300., o.b.o. 886-7372.  ss  1985 F150 P/U, gd. cond., asking  $6400.886-9044. #2  1990 250 Dodge truck. Camper  special, A1 condition, $13,900.  ss  25. Campers  19' Inboard Clinker runabout, very  last and in lop cxmdrticn, surveyed  value $8500, olfers ��trades considered. 886-2738. ss  Highliner trailer, like now, 1000  kg, 14' tires, $1700 OBO. 886-  300!. IS  18' Davidson sailboat, new main,  new cushions, exc. cond., $3800.  885-9333. SS  M.V. Blacklist), 24' Owens, well  appointed large lish deck, Coast  Guard inspected, moorage, parking, hydro paid till Dec/91, featuring new Swarm auto, anchor pkg.,  new LMS, 200 w/Loran C, new  lenders 6 brackets, mooring lines,  new windows, completely relinished hull and swimgrld, new  handrails, flush mount Fishcn rod  holders (5) FWC 318 Chrysler,  120 hrs. and much more,  $10.500.885-7977. ss  Rubber rail: Avon Rover R3-40,  max, 15 HP, 1/2 price, $2200.  885-2306 ss  24' sailboat lor parts or repair;  fully equipped sloop, 5 sails,  head, anchor, lifejackets, 8 HP  Honda OB (like new); together,  $1450. mlr. alone, $800. 866-  8017, lv. message. TFNS  Mobile Homes  stftfct  Let's Make A Deal  We have 4 display homes for  immediate sale:  14x70 3 bdrm. F/S drapes, carpets, ready to move in, list  $49,900.  14x70,2 bdrm. lots ol extras, F/S,  D/W, deluxe bathroom, skylights -  Nsl $57,500.  14x70, 2 bdrm. Nortec, fam/rm.,  carpels, drapes, deluxe bath, list  $57,500.  24x60,1416 sq. It. deluxe Victorian super quality all gyproc home -  OFFERS  Year end clearance sale, no reasonable offer relused. We lake  trades, boats, cars? Ask about  our Incentive program. GST  included, 5% down O.A.C.  S.C.M.H.P. 886-9826.        TFN  Sunshine Coast Mobile Home  Sales - New and used - pad specials or private property. See us  for the best deals. Charles 886-  9826 TFN  14x68, stove, Iridge, washer/  dryer, dishwasher, air cond., new  rugs $24,500. Must be moved.  886-7013 ss  1976 Volare Wagon, slanl 6, reliable, low mileage. Asking $600.  886-3841. ss'  1973 Super Beetle, $2500 obo.  883-9234. ss  Estate sale. 1977 Cadillac, low  mileage, good shape. Offers.  886-3306. ss  1980 Camaro 305 auto., T-Tops,  Rally rims, $2600. 885-7113.  ss  Used Camaro T-Top, $495 lor the  set, with covers, 6864500 anytime, ss  1975 Olds. Cutlass Supreme,  $600obo. 886-8862.       TFNl  1979 Chevy Caprice - Excellent  condition - $1500. Greal family  car, 886-7724, ss  '82 Mustang Hatchback, 4 cyl.,  good condition. $2200.00,886-  3457; ss  1978 Omni, 4 sp��� needs work,  good molor, whole or for parts.  #2  1974 OWsmobile, new brakes and  exhausl, Mechanically sound,  $2400 Obo. 685-1943. ss  BS      ���  SEASONS  GREETINGS  Holiday Closing  Dec. 22nd 'til  Jan. 2/92  5th Wheel, 30' Prowler, exceptional oond.air cond. 883-9990.    #2  71 VW, gd. cond. $1400 OBO.  886-2417. #2  1981 27 ft. Holidaire trailer, good  cond., make good live-In,  $10,000. Phone 883-977!.    #1  One-car trailer for molorhome  wilh all equipment inc., $1000.  Phone 886-2329 or 8864169. #1  1988 24 It. Travel Mate. 5th  wheel. As new, $18,000 obo.  885-4114. #51  GMC 74 camper van, sleeps 4,  newly rebuilt 350, trans., Captains  chairs, A/C perfect for Mexico.  8862843. #2  1975 Dodge Maxi-Van, 3-way  fridge, stove, furnace, toilet, sink,  $7300.886-3306.  Classic professionally restored as  new 12 fl. rowboat, Carvel cedar  copper fastened lo oak, pretty,  must see, $1300 OBO, original  oars. 885-7787. II  8 ft. fibreglass rowboat with oars,  $300 OBO. 885-5192 aft. 6pm.   151  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 local  propellor repair service. 885-  5278 TFN  22' Sangster, 302, V8, 688 Merc  leg, molor rebuilt, new manifolds,'  hard top, trailer, exlras, $6500.  8864443. ss  By owner, 12x68 mobile home,  call 886-3039,886-7306.       ss  28. Molorcycle;  K  In Slock al  ENMAC  ctjclc  Oil Filters, Batteries, Tires,  Riding Gear. etc.  Phone Jay at 886-2031  '86 Honda Aspencade, exc.  cond., garage kept, $7500.886-  9595. ss  Montasa 250, on-road/olf-road,  exc. shape, $1200. $899. 886-  7655 or 220-9564. ss  1986 Yamaha XT600, exc. cond.  885-5564. ss  31. For Renl  ffCNElT MIME  ����������������������� ^wwnifc  nuns m.  CiWiBiiniurm  M.C.M.M.C.  M.N.A.M.S  M.A.B.Y.C.  ��� Marine  Surveyors and Consultants  ��� ttrttif 1  ADVERTISING  FOH TENANCY  British Columbia legislation prohibits advertising which discriminates in the rental of property.  For example a person who  stipulates 'no children' as a  condition of rental would be In  violation ol Ihe Family Status  and the Human Rights Acts. The  landlord who places the advertisement and the newspaper  which publishes it would both be  in contravention ot the legislation  and could have a complaint filed  against them. The Coasl News  will therefore not accepl tuch  discriminatory ads.  Lower Gibsons duplex, 2 bdrm.  unit, $595.; 1 bdrm. $395, plus  utils., gorgeous view. 1 -255-2044.   #51  Sechelt newly renovated ipadom  3 bdrm. house, spill level,  $760,/mo��� avail. Immed, 1-255-  2044. WI  Family suite 3 bdrm. 2 balh D/W,  tridge, laundry, water/mountain  view. Lae sundeck, fenced yard,  F/P, $89f>/mo. 886-2807,1-536-  8892. 151  Attractive Roberts Creak waterfront, 1260 It., 2 bdrm. home,  $800.885-7812. 12  Mature, responsible person lo  share view house in Davis Bay,  $350/mo. 8 heat. 885-7233 or  8762363 (collect). It  Large 1 bedroom, Lower Gibsons,  great view, $500/monlh, avail.  Jan. 1/92.886-7630. II  3 bedroom apartment, Hopkins  Landing. 886-7516. 12  Avail, now, I bedroom duplex,  very clean, c/w itove, Iridge,  drapei, refs. req. $400/mo.  S.C.M.H. Park. 886-9826.     Kt  3 bdrm. house, waterfront, Seima  Park, $625/mo��� avail. Jan. 1st.  885-2493 II  3 bdrm. spacious home on Iwo  levels, rec room, view, $875 ���/-.  8864864. II  Luxury view apt., 2 bdrm., 1 1/2  bath. Fireplace, 5 appls, private  entrance, adull oriented bldg.  Appointment only. Ken DeVries  Bldg. 886-9038. 151  Gibsons - gorgeous ocean view,  new executive home near ferries  and shopping. Balconies, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, view living room,  modem kitchen upstairs, 2 bedrooms, bath, large rec area wilh  sink, fireplace arxVot Granny suite  downstairs, long term lease avail-  able, $1275/mo. 1-9284798. #1  New large lurnished tulle,  garage, cable included, private  entrance walk lo ferry, $475/mo,  886-7394. II  1 bedroom, close lo aU amenities  in Gibsons, avail. Feb. 1. Call  886-7178. #2  3 bedroom apl., 1 1/2 balhs,,  tridge, stove and good view,'  $595,886-3796. #2  Two bedroom 14 wide mobile on  lol, Chaster Road area, now or  Jan. 1,$495/mo. 980-7534.    #1  1425 sq. ft. townhouse, 4 appliances, 2 bedrooms, basement,  carport, covered balcony, near  school, $775/mo. 886-4680 TFN  3 bdrm. home, clean and tight,  Glasslord Rd., appliances, plenty  of parking, $750/mo. Diana 886-  9408. II  Office space tor lease, 1000 sq. ft.  lower level ol Kern's Plaza. Available Jan. t, call 886-8886 Walter.  TFN  Trailer, $325, prices includes  colour TV, cablevislon, use of  VCR. John 885-2522. #1  2 bdrm. In a house, walking distance lo mall, 1000 sq. It Available immed., $700./mo��� negotiable. 886-2226. 151  Lower Gibsons - Harbourview, 2  bdrm. spacious apt. Carport,  $680./mo. Heat 8 Elec. Ind. Reference, NS. 230-4099.       151  Gibsons - spacious, near new 3  bdrm. townhouse, 1620 sq. ft.,  covered balcony, 1 1/2 baths, 5  appliances, soaker tub, skylight,  carport, $850./mo. 230-4099. #51  Furnished 2 bdrm. apart., Davis  Bay. 1 monlh only. Jan. 15 -  Feb. 15/92. $500,885-4812.  #2  3 bdrm. mobile In Sunshine Coast  Trailer Park. $650 /mo. 886-  8458 K  2 bdrm. suile, Lower Gibsons.  Avail. Jan., 800 sq. ft., laundry,  slorage, large deck, yard, some  view. Leave message. 883-  9707. #2  12x62' mobile, furnished, Pender  Harbour, $400; also basemenl  suite, $300. 467-2140 or 883-  9177. #1  2 bdrm. mobile home on acreage.  Cedar Grove area, $650./mo.,  available Jan. 1st. 886-7461. #51  2 bdrm. cottage, fully furnished,  electrical heat, satellite dilh,  Egmont. 883-2222. 151  2 bdrm. mobile, 1/2 acre, 5 appls.,  large deck, fruit tresi, garden,  addition. Welcome Woods, no  DMl. $650. 8854832.        151  Gibsons 2 bdrm. mobile home,  view, $650/mo��� leave message  732-3367. Ml  3 bdrm. 2 baths. FP, FS, DW,  WD, new home, aval. Jan. 1, no  pell, $850 Tuwanek 7314898.       181  2 bdrm. bungalow In Roberta  Creek, avail. Jin. 1, $700.888-  9149,879-7981. 151  1 bdrm. apt. centrally located,  adult oriented. 886-9038.     151  1 bdrm. duplex Rosamund Rd.,  approx. 630 iq. ft. $400 per mo.  888-2355. 151  3 bdrm tun  In lower Gibsons, avail. Jan. 1/92,  $900/mo. 885-2976 aft. 5pm. 151  1 bdrm. apt. in triplex, quiet lub-  mb near shopping mal, $425/mo.  To vim call 8884956 or collect  $37-3794. Ml  BACHELOR APARTMENT  Exoetlent amenilies, brand new.  dose to Sechelt, protesslontf. rVa,  $550/mo. 885-7181 eves    TFN  RITZ  MOTEL  Qibsons  WeeMy, Dally Rites  MMJ43  2 bdrm. suite, Lower Road ana  on 2 1/2 acres. $850.00. Cal  8884724, after 7p.m. 12  l\RS  SIKMt IS  Steve Sawyer  * Residential  * Commercial  * Industrial  We hava some  fabulous reslden-  tall listings coming up for January.   Call Steve  References  Required  3   bedroom  Muse  completely u^Med,  full basMJ���X��TK to  all aoriMirup town  GilOKA $650.00 -  vacSf. available immediately.  Near new town  house, close to all  amenities, two bedrooms, fabulous  appliances, vacant,  available immediately.  Retirement   Village  units available immediately. Btand new  adult community  suites with all appliances.  Waterfront - fabulous,  large 4 bedroom, 2  storey home, fireplace, large kitchen,  dining area, etc.,  Gower Point area.  We will      Screen potential renters  Do moving-in inspection  Arrange for maintenance  & repairs  Collect the renl & damage  deposit  Disburse renl monies to  owner  Do moving-out inspection  FOR LEASE:  Approximately 800 to  1300 sq.ft. of fabulous  ollice space In lower  Gibsons area. Landlord may provide some  leasehold improvements.  FOR LEASE  LOCATION  LOCATION  LOCATIONI  Fabulous retail spaoa  immediately adjacent to  Galiano Market, Sechelt  (Bemadelte's Galleries)  Perfect location for your  retail business.  Avoid all the hassles  and problems and tor  |ust a pittance,  CALL the Property  Management Expert  STEVE SAWYER at  GIBSONS  REALTY LTD.  886-2277  HUmoon Bay CtWdcare Centre  hat an opening lor part-time  employee commencing Feb. 1/92,  ECE certified or ECE student in  training pretend. Stnd returns  to: Box 57, wndwood Site, Hal-  moon Bay, BC VON 1Y0.      82  Volunteers  Needed  To make our community one ol care A  hope.  Thank You  To lha Coast News lor  giving this space al year.  Thank You  To all the volunteers who  responded to our ads and  show the Christmas spirit  all year long.  Merry Chrlatmaa and  Happy New Year to all,  Volunteer Action  Centre, 885-5881  The Volunteer Centre  will  be  closed  trom  Christmas to Jan. 2.  A Service funded by the  Ministry of Social  Services and Housing  Up W 3400 iq I HM Hay 101  Asposma let reliH of office me.  On* miy divide �� 50 M|* n*  k ?70Oaq tl parse*,  equipped wtdwi ben locum  nkhgttTSOiipleM  t*amtr oonnwcw up 10 * ec  Oamt ����� Md ml Ms. so **  Iwwit w long turn Mno km  HMJ30  W-7204  gnat  CAPILANO COLLEGE- Instructor -Adult Basic Education-  Duties: To leach Adult Basic Edu-  cation Mathematics from the fun-  damenlallo the Provincial level.  The position it part-time, one sec-  lion, dsy and evening dasses with  a possibility of a lurther assignment at the Lynnmour campus in  North Vancouver.  Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor's Degree, A.B.E. teaching  experience preferred. Location:  Seclielt Regional Centre. Salary:  Faculty Scale. Appointment: Temporary part-time, January lo April,  1992. Applications to: Dean,  Career/Vocational Division, Capilano College, 2055 Furcell Way,  North Vancouver, BCV7J3H5.  Closing Dale: January 3.1992.  151  Traffic control contractor requires  certified, experienced Hag persons for the Sunshine Coast. 452-  3362 any day, 7:30 am ��� 9:00 pm.  151  Commisiioned salet person  required immed. exp. in electronics and appliances for wel established company. Apply In person  with resume to Kern's Home Furnishings, Hwy. 101, Qibsons, BC  TFH  BUS DRIVER - Sechell School  Bus Service Ltd. is now taking  applications for 1992 school bus  drivers and spare drivers. Applicants should have valid dass 2 ot  1 drivers license. Applications can  be filled out at maintenance yard,  6401 East Porpoise Bay Rd.,  Sechelt, B.C. 151  Medical Office Assistant full  tme. Versatile person needed for  two doctor family medicine clinic  opening Feb. 1992. Pleasant  manner, common sense, sense of  humour essential. Word processing, basic medical knowledge,  basic accounting, an asset. Apply  with resume to RR1, S3, C10,  Qibsons, BC. 151  FT/PT al Video Etc., please leave  resume. 151  Easy workl Excellent payl Reading books and TV senpts at home.  Many readers needed! Full/part  time Directory, refundable fee. 1-  504-646-45130X1. B305 24 hrs.11  STAY HOME, EARN MONEY!  Variety ol jobs available. Earn  $400 per week. Call 24 hr.  recorded msg. for amazing Iree  details. (604)1-623-2380, exl.  A74. 151  Retired couple to carelake small  marine, accommodation provided.  883-9177. II  Our Ikewood needs chopping, (6  per hour, Secret Cove. 885-7108.  fl  Mmm BullfUnn  Office space lor lease, 1000 iq.fl.  lower level of Kern's Plaza Available Jan. 1, cat 8884868 Waller.   TFN  Qibsons Landing, commercial/  office spaoe, excellent view, 1060  aq. ft., next to Ken's Lucky DoBar  store. Phone 888-9567.       #1  Davis lay, Wilson Creek Hall  13  Roberta Creek Hil aval., dances,  ���*      ���...��� .....��� sm  panel, waooinga. ivonne ooo-  7111 TFN  STOMOC  Heated, pallatized, gov't  approved. Len Wray'i Tranifer  Ul. 888-2864. TFN  NCCHAMC  Wanted k) purchase grating in*  engine repair and sharpening  business.   EitaWiihed   repeal  business, Includes parts Hver��oy  Giant He-3330  Clean Right in homa cleaning,  excellent rates 688-9044.     #2  ideal Houiakaapar, 20 yean  experience. 8854835.       151  DRYWALL RENOVATIONS  Uvgt or will professional flnWv  lng.Rob88MS73. 12  JOURNEYMAN CABMET  MAKER  Jamei McCarthy, 886-8347.  Using hardwood, plywood 8 MM  wood only. Cablneti, finlihing,  Installation!. Kitchens, bath-  roomi,nc 151  PEERLESS TREE  MRMCfllD.  Topping- UtnUng ��� Danger Tree  Removal, Insured, Guaranteed  Wort Free Menem. 686-21M.  TFN  Be wary of the  danger with  cooking turkey  During the upcoming festive season, many  families will sit down to feasts of roast turkey  with stuffing and all the trimmings.  But since few people are aware of the dangers associated with the careless handling of  turkey and stuffing, public health workers are  cautioning turkey lovers and chefs everywhere  to observe the following practices when cooking and storing the popular holiday fowl.  Fresh, unfrozen turkey should be loosely  covered with wax paper or aluminum foil and  stored in the coldest part of the refrigerator.  Fresh turkey should be cooked within two or  three days of purchase, while frozen turkeys can  be kept frozen for up to six months.  Frozen turkey should be thawed in the refrigerator or in cold water - the plastic wrapper  should be kept on no matter which method is  used. The refrigerator is the best place for thawing turkey as it keeps the meat cold until it is  completely thawed.  When the time comes to roast the bird, consult a cooking timetable for the correct cooking  time based on the weight of the turkey. Test the  turkey with a meat thermometer, which should  be inserted into the middle of the stuffing or  into the thigh without touching the bone. The  thermometer must register at least 75 degrees C  (165 degrees F) when cooked. If a meat thermometer is not available, the turkey can be tested by moving the drumstick up and down.  When properly cooked, it should move easily in  the hip socket and the drumstick should feel  soft when pressed.  Never partially cook a turkey one day and  continue cooking it the next day. This is one of  the major causes of food poisoning. The  chances of food spoilage are greatly increased  as food spoilage organisms can quickly accumulate on partially cooked food.  A turkey should never be stuffed the day  before it is roasted as it takes too long to heat  the centre of the chilled dressing in order to  ensure that any bacteria are destroyed, and it  may result in overcooking the meat.  Because of the increased risk of food  spoilage associated with stuffed turkeys, many  professional chefs cook the stuffing separately.  If you stuff your turkey before cooking, be sure  to remove the entire stuffing immediately after  cooking. All leftovers should be cooled and  frozen in small quantities as quickly as possible.  A cooked turkey should never be left on the  kitchen table after carving, but should be either  in the oven to keep it hot or in the refrigerator  to cool it quickly.  Cooked turkey should be stored either in the  refrigerator, where it may be kept for three or  four days, or in the freezer, where it can be kept  for up to four months.  FURNITURE STRIPPING  866-3792  RafinlshlnglRepaiis   *3  Going Away?  For the BEST in HOUSE  ,ind PET CARE  8B5 2228  YORKSHIRE GARDENER  Lawn problsms? Garden out ol  control? Need tree pruning, hedge  shaping? Friendly, reliable service. Fully Insured. Commerdal 8  residential. Relerences available.  FRED 886-3526. TFN  Cool Runnings  Llghl hauling rubbish removal,  deliveries and odd jobs. Call 885-  tm. ��i  Seaway Construction Ltd. Framing, houssi, garages, decks,  additions, etc. 8854996.       II  Siding renovations, decks, carpenter handyman, reasonable  rales. Phone eves. 665-2013.151  RENTAWORKER  Have truck 6 tools, wW do hard 8  my labour, yard work 8 odd  Jobs. Call Sean anytime, 866-  8407. II  House cleaner now available,  bird working and honest Paula,  8884593. M  Complete Bobcat Service!  Excavating - BackflMng  Retaining Wall -Trenching  Landscape Contrucbon  Drainage  TFNl  WMOOWCLEANNQ  Final construction clean-up Janitorial and residential cleaning.  8864680-885-2615. 151  IN-HOME PROFESSIONAL  STEAM CLEANING  Carpets ��� Upholstery *  POWtlfUL TIUCX-WUIITED fT'-i.  f0UI��e��T '*   ���  BEST POSSIBLE RESULTS  JUST ASK (WOUND!  886-3823  ��mesa una mast  a ta* iitXACtcieMi  Babysitter needed 3 to 4 days per  week lor 3 children. Must have  own irans. Starting middle Jan.,  caH 886-3317. 12  New Yiar'a Eve Can now tor your  holiday season babysitting.  Overnlgbters welcome. 886-4896.  151  FunihliHt Glnnie Diy Cat! tor  children aged 2 1/2 to 5. Hours  7:30-5:30 Monday lo Friday.  Owned and operated by Qlnny  Weston, a certified Early Childhood Educator who offers a fun,  age appropriate preschool program. Licensed ��� Safe ��� Reliable  Full and 1/2 day spaces available.  8884377, 11  Certilied babyiitter looking for  work. Available immediately. Call  886-7911 Oanny Vallee.       II  Teddy Bear Daycare has spaces  available for 3-6 year oldi and  alter school care spaces for 6-12  year olds. 685-2721. 13  Molly Mouse Day Care spaces  available -18 months to school  age. Fun-filled cuing environment  with early childhood trained stall.  888-3913. 18  �� Seat Licensed Restaurant m  "*��, by owner 686-2223.      12  SUBSTANTIAL  COMPLETION  In the matter ot Road  and Ditch Rehabilitation  ontheSechelt/Dakota  Creek Foresl Service  Road southeast ol  Sechelt.  Owner: Ministry ot  Forests  Take notice that substantial completion has  been given not  November 28,1991.  Contractor  Products, Ltd.  Box 177, Port Melen,  BrtUah Columbia  VON 280  ...  1    ' --������  ������     ��� ������ ��� -  -_ Coast News, December 23, 1991        25  Support for Sunshine Coast  daycare efforts called for  Im* ������hjwl- in  ,     __j e  sypsewii wray sndi  The Early Childhood Educators on the Coast  advocate and support all families in their quest for  affordable, quality child care services. Many daycare patrons are single parents or lower income  families where both parents need to work. Daycare  is a necessity for them. They are often working for  little more than minimum wage. This is especially  true for mothers.  The Ministry of Social Services provides help  in the form of subsidies to parents on the lower  end of Ihe income scale. Social Services will pay a  portion of the daily fee and the parent pays the  remainder. For those parents on the higher end of  Ihe low income scale or the middle income scale  there is no help whatsoever. Some mothers are  using most of the money they make for daycare  fees.  We need to think about the children, rather than  the dollars. The children are our future. They need  the best start, the best care possible.  It is time our local government took a stand on  issues such as this and supported the children, parents and Early Childhood Educators of this com  munity. The Sunshine Coast Branch of Early  Childhood Educators supports all efforts, including  those by the Cily of Vancouver to lobby the  provincial government to implement the recom  mendations in iheir sludy on child care. "Showing  We Care".  . niay Pence dwell within  youi hearts bringing bountiful  joy Tn you and yours this most  beautiful ot seasons . . . Christmas  wm mm  ra  '  U        i   'I '   I1  ll   I     1  1095 HIGHWAY 101. GIBSONS  ,  H8B-B26I J  SPCA  news  The SPCA got a financial boost this holiday season  when people paid to have their pet's picture taken with  Santa. While the animals photographed all had good  homes, the SPCA has no shortage of petrs in search of  a families. Enquiries can be made hy phoning 885-4771.  JRrmruthrr ^Mljrn  FIVE YEARS AGO  Sunshine Const pioneer Ted Osborne passed away this week. His  long time friend Carl Christmas reminisced aboul Ted's early life on  Ihe Coasl, and recalled the time during the war when Ted was  appointed Chief of Operations for the Aircraft Detection Corps at a  time when there were fears of a Japanese invasion.  Ted and his lamily were loggers in Ihe area for many years and  Carl spoke of Ted's leadership qualities and his wonderful sense of  humour and ability to tell a good story in colorful logger's language  TEN YEARS AGO  In an interview with John Thomas of Coast Cablevision it was  confirmed that the Coast first satellite receiving station will he  installed in Pender Harbour.  The Sandy Hook Ratepayers Association petitioned the Regional  Board lo clean up the logging debris which is clogging Sechelt Intel.  FIFTEEN YEARS AGO  The following edilorial was reprinted in the Coasl News of  December 1976 Irom a Coast News of 1959.  The rise in living cosl continues, lt may be general, bul it continues nevertheless. The difference between 1957 and 1958 is 3.1 percent according lo tlie consumer price index.  TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO  Drinkers who want lo he car drivers are warned Ihere will be  RCMP road patrols making checks at unexpected places during the  holidays. Local police will he augmented by patrols from outside  points and a close check will be maintained the RCMP report.  THIRTY FIVE YEARS AGO  One street light has been installed in the village here. The first fixture, whicli is hoped to be permanent, is attached to the light pole  beside the Sunset Slore.  FORTY FIVE YEARS AGO.  Nol available this week.  Restraint urged  when consuming  holiday good cheer  Owners of local watering holes have long known that allowing  customers "one for the road" is a dangerous and irresponsible practice. More recently though, proprieters have also become aware that  they could be legally liable for the aftermath of drivers who leave  their premises after one too many.  According to the Occupier's Liability Act, under the "duty of  care" principle, licensed establishments must make efforts to protect  both patrons and other members of the public from harm which may  result from drinking, both on their premises - and most importantly -  alter leaving Ihem. If they don't, they could find themselves facing  the courts if a customer gets into an accident.  That, and an increasing public awareness on impaired driving, has  prompted many local drinking establishments to come up with definite policies to make sure customers get home safely.  These days, bartenders and servers must be licensed by the government, whicli involves completing a Serve It Right course, which  emphasizes responsible serving practices.  Other measures taken by local proprieters include slowing down  service to customers who are showing signs of getting drunk, picking  up cab fares for people who have overindulged, or even driving them  home personally.  "I've taken people home myself," says Guy Hazelton, manager of  the Lighthouse Pub in Sechelt. "We can't just kick a drunk out and  wash our hands of it. Our responsibility for our patrons extends until  they sober up."  Of course, there are still plenty of myths about how lo sober up  quickly. But the only sure remedy ir\ lime.     ...     > .  r  HOLIDAYS! Tjy  We'd like to take time out for a special  Christmas message of lhanks to those line  folks we have the pleasure of serving all year  'round! Have a Merry Christmas!  CIBC Staff Gibsons  't  ' Inankyou for your donations  and support over 1991  $om��e��g��a\  %tlS TAI IRANI1  irme\\%  OH llie m%m  WATERFRONT  HOLIDAY SEASON HOURS  Sun     Mon      Tuc     Wed      Thu       Fri         Sat  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  OPEN  4-9  OPEN  4-10  ci OSED  CLOSED  OPEN  4-10  OPEN  4-10  OPEN  4-10  29  30  31  1  2  3  4  OPEN  4-10  OPEN  4-10  CLOSED  OPEN  4-10  OPEN  4-10  OPEN  4-10  OPEN  4-10  RESERVATIONS AND TAKE-OUT ORDERS  886-2268  Bath Pate Sue Roberta  ���il*   M *#'VT_    ...  Steve Sawyer      Dennis Suvegea  Tom Turner  Kathi Webster  Bill Wescott  1>  Use Wiggins  GIBSONS REALTY LTD  Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons  886-2277  Toll Free  682-1513 26       Coast News, December 23, 1991  How to secure your Financial Future  ���  Strategy 2000, a tree, computerized, personal financial analysis  identifies your financial needs, and shows you how to meet Ihem.  Call me today for a demonstration.  Suite 1206. Matiotown Place 4330 Kingsway.  Burnaby. B.C. V5H 4G7  Business: 430-0455 ���  Fan: 439-1476  Home 942-0824 ��� Call Collect  O SunLife-  ^tf //v ftftnm f Ibe <i. >i l/i;*^'  Gibsons chamber  chief resigns to  take new position  Christmas Services  Date. 24    630 pm Holy Family, Sechelt  8:0(1 pm St. M.iry's, Gibsons  12:(X) midnight, Indian Reserve  D*C. 25     10:00 am I luly Family  11:30 am St. M.iry's  Dec. 31     5:00 pm Indian Reserve  Jan. 1        Same as Dec, 25  Dec. 28    5:00 pm, Cancelled  The Roman Catholic Church  Sechelt and Gibsons ��� �� 885-9526  HIS  ipi:  TERMINAL  Forest Products Ltd.  LOG  BUYING  STATION  Camp Run  CEDAR-FIR - HEMLOCK  886-7033  After serving four months is  chairman of the Gibsons and  District Chamber of Commerce,  Alex Kempenaar is resigning to  go on to bigger and better  things.  Kempenaar's resignation,  announced last week, will uke  effect Jan. 14.  Kempenaar will be leaving  the Sunshine Coast, where he  has been general manager of the  Cedar's Inn in Gibsons for the  past year and a half, to take up a  position as manager of the Cottonwood Molor Inn in Chilliwack, in the Fraser Valley.  As part of his new position,  Kempenaar will also become  director of marketing for the  hotel company, which currently  owns seven additional properties including several in the  Lower Mainland and three in  Seattle, Washington. In his  position, Kempenaar will also  be involved in the company's  plans for expansion in the  Okanagan and Kamloops areas.  "It's a big new change," he  said. "I'm sorry to be leaving  the Sunshine Coast, but it's a  fantastic offer."  Since he has been involved  with the Gibsons chamber,  Kempenaar said there has been  a strong focus on bringing the  concerns of local businesses  together, as evidenced in the  recently started "After Hours"  program. He also cited re-organization of the chamber board,  and creation of a five-year plan  and business plan as major  accomplishments.  "It's a very positive group,"  he said. "We've been putting  together a lot of the groundwork  for future developments."  One of Ihe major concerns of  the chamber has been an  BUIL THEM  h stu ran  SELL IT  No Reasonable Offer Refused  COME IN SOON  DeVRlES  "Rolling out mon (or your money"  709 Hwy. 101, Gibsons [T|gP 886-7112  H  'Gibsons has to be  promoted more  outside the  community'  attempt to stop local dollars  leaving the Coast for Vancouver, said Kempenaar. Another  goal has been expansion of a  tourism strategy which would  see Gibsons as the "gateway to  the Sunshine Coast." Plans to  move the existing InfoCentre to  the Gibsons bypass route has  been part of the operation, says  Kempenaar. The chamber  would also like to work with the  town to create further attractions in the lower Gibsons area.  "We lost the Beachcombers,"  said Kempenaar, "and we have  to replace them."  Kempenaar also said the  chamber would like to see a coordinated effort towards tourism  marketing for the whole of the  Sunshine Coast. "Gibsons has  to be promoted more outside the  community," he commented.  "We need a group of people oul  there at the trade shows.  "I see in the future the chamber of commerce is going to be  a very important force on the  Sunshine Coast," said Kempenaar, "but it doesn't happen  overnight."  Kempenaar said it was "pretty well decided" that Vice-President Art Giesbrecht will take  over the chairmanship of the  Gibsons chamber in January.  Giesbrecht is then expected to  serve the remainder of the presi-  dent's term, which ends in  September 1992. The official  changes will be taken care of at  the first meeting of the Gibsons  chamber in the new year, on  Jan. 7.  Meanwhile, Kempenaar is  preparing for the move to Chilliwack.  "I will miss the communily  and what Gibsons has done for  me," he said. "It will be a sad  day when I leave, but I feel I  have to take this next step in  continuing my career."  Sunshine Coast Breakaway program director Jenica  Vaneli, centre, receives an unexpected $1000 Christmas  present from Rick Gamache, left, and Dale Eicher of The  Sunshine Coast Credit Union. loel Johnstone photo  sechelt council notes  Davis Bay waterfront proposal  Sechelt council will ask the Department of Highways if it is willing to share the cosl of a waterfront promenade along the Davis Bay  waterfront. Council said Ihe walkway would serve both to protect  Highway 101 from further erosion and to encourage tourism in the  area. So far, since 1983 five reports, have been submitted to council  on the idea. If the promenade goes ahead, Sechelt and the regional  district will share the costs of a major engineering study on the walkway, whicli will total $14,000. Total cost of the project would be over  $200,000.  Skeleton crew for public works  The public works department will be working wilh a skeleton crew  for approximately the next Iwo months. Work will concentrate on  maintenance and repair of utilities and equipment. Workers and  equipment will he available, however, for snow and ice removal,  storm damage or other emergencies.  Golf course lease approved  Council agreed to carry out an additional 50-acre golf course lease  with the provincial government. Sechell Golf Course Management  will then sub-lease from the District of Sechelt over a period of 30  years, starting Oct. 31, 1991. Rent will be $500 a year and Iwo and a  half per cenl of green fees from Ihe 50 acre parcel. This will be paid  by Sechelt Golf Course Management over and above their regular  rent payment of six and a half per cenl.  Seclielt secrets revealed?  Council decided to risk delving into Ihe murky pasl and authorized  Acting Administrator Art Lew to open District of Sechelt safely  deposit boxes al the Royal Bank and ihe Bank of Montreal, to see if  any records or documents are stored there. "Is this going to be like Al  Capone's vault?" asked Mayor Nancy MacLarty. "Should we have  cameras and people in attendance?"  CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY  (formerly Gibsons IVniei ostal Chuirli)  School Road, opposite R.C.MV,  Sunday School 9:4.5 am  Morning Worship HiOOaiTV  SuihI.iv Evening Service     7:00 pm  Phone: Church Office ��� 086-7107  All Are Welcome  Affiliated with the Pentecostal  Assemblies of Canada  THE UNITED CHURCH OF  CANADA  Sunday Wanhlp Servlie  Gibsons  Glassford Road I ns am  Sunday School 11:15 am  SI. lohn'i  Davis Bay Road and  Simpkins Kciad '1.1(1 am  Sunday School 'MO am  Reverend Deri Ramsey  Church rdophone 886-2313  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  SOCIETY  in Greenecouil Mall  Medusa St., Sechelt  Sunday Services  11:00 am  A Warn Imitation To All  For information please call  685-2506 or 865-16B8  \\m\  5:00 pm  845 am  9:45 am  11:40 am  ROMAN CATHOLIC  CHURCH  Mass Schedule  Salurday  St. Mary's, Gibsons  Sunday  Our Lady of Lourdes  Holy Family, Seclielt  St. Mary's, Gibsons  Sechelt  I st�� 3rd Sal 4.00- 4:30 pm  Okmm  2nd e\ 41b Sat 4:30- 5:00 pm  Telephone 885-9526  ST BARTHOLOMEW'S  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Hwy loi al North Rd. 886-7410  Serving (iihstws & Roberls Creek  Sunday, Dec 22  Children's Pageant 10:30 am  Christmas Eve  CantMghl Community Service 10: HI am  Christmas I3ay  Communion Celebration 10: to am  file Rev. Esthoi Noiili, Kccim  (REFORMED PRESBV1ERIAN)  c.H'11'Kcn  Sunday  11:30,1111 si Hilda's,Sechell  7:011 pill III I Ionics  Wednesday  III pm  Tasini's! illiir  |. Cameron rrasat  Homo ��� aas.74an /1 iih e ��� 8654707  tirtitvIn (.rate  (S  ANGLICAN CHURCH  OF CANADA  SI. Hilda's, Seclielt  (Irriitmai Eve, Family Servtca/Communloii  7 pm  i htttlrnat Day, (indfeNBhl Servlee/Comrminfoii  11 pm  SI. Andrew's, Pender I larboui  (linslmas l\e. Catoll ami Lessons  7 pm  We Mend t Warm Welcome la All  885-5019  Rev. |une Maffin ��� Rev. Dan Gifford  GIBSONS COMMUNITY  FELLOWSHIP  Welt antes You J��� /���in l/�� in  Sundiy Worship  Children's Progress 10:0(1 am  P'��V�� 10:00 am  Morning Worship Service 10:45 am  Wednesday 7:(Ki ,,���,  599 Gower Piiint Road  886-7049  Paslor Mnnly Maclean  gibsons council  Library Funding  Funding for a new Gibsons  library may have to wait until a  decision is made on a site for  the building. The Library Association will also be asked to  provide a projection of operating costs and how they would  be divided between the regional  district and Ihe town.  Public Hearing  The public hearing for Gibsons Official Community Plan  (OCP) will go ahead as scheduled on January 8 in spite of a  request from Lola Westell for a  delay to give the public more  time to sludy the document.  OCP committee chairman  Alderman Margaret Morrison  said although the plan has been  available in the office and there  has been one open house, with  another to come on January 6,  so far nol too many people have  taken advantage of the opportunity  She said constant deferral of  decisions pending the vote on  the OCP make it important that  the plan be put into effect on  schedule.  Food Safety  Alderman John McNevin  reported that restaurants may be  asked to ensure that at least one  senior person take a course in  safe food handling to make sure  safety standards are met.  He said the Coast Garibaldi  Health Unit may ask municipalities to pass a by-law to this  effect.  Clerical Error  A clerical error inadvertently  requested that the maximum  amount for a Sewer Loan  Authorization By-law be  $810,000 instead of $610,000.  The amended bylaw with Ihe  correct amount was given third  reading.  t_  tffeaMfl^jtift^lHbn*

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