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 I  Legislative Building  Pal-1 lament Buildings  VICfbRIA, B.C.  vev ix5  95.09  AttehtiohiRod Cardin  VJVJ  NEWS  50 cents per copy on newsstands  E S T A B L  December 29,1994 Volume 49 Issue 52  ������������������������������������  Renowned  sculptor Jack  Harman offers  Gibsons a bronze  rendering of  founding  father        3  Gibsons artist  Patrick Hughes  honoured  by  Sunshine Coast  Arts  Council  Sea Lion  succumbs  Conservation  officer Doug  Pierce checks  the condition of  a sea lion  tranquilized  under the rear  deck of a  Medusa Street  home In Sechelt  last week.  Pierce used two  milligrams of  Telezol per  kilogram on the  advice of a  veterinarian,  then waited at  Davis Bay to  see if the  animal would  recover.  Unfortunately  the animal  died.  See story on  page 2  Joel Johnstone  photo  Jedediah Island purchase nearing completion  by Darah Hansen  Al and Mary Palmer say they are  ecstatic their island paradise is going lo  become a provincial park.  "We're so very pleased," Mary Palmet  said in an interview Wednesday, Dec. 28.  Palmer made the comment in response  to ihe provincial government's recent  announcement to put $2.6 million towards  Ihe purchase of Jedediah Island as a  provincial park.  After homesteading a small portion of  the 640 acre island for the past 20 years,  the Palmers offered Jedediah for sale to  the government for $4.2 million, despite  larger offers of money from companies  that wanted to log the island.  The real estate value ofMediah Island  has been appraised s' $6 5 iilfeon..  The Palmers have long stated they want  to see the island be used as a public park.  And in last week's announcement,  environment minister Moe Sihota confirmed the government will contribute to  the majority of the purchasing price, with  the remainder of Ihe money coming from  private donations.  Already a donation of $1.1 million has  been promised by the estate of Dan Culver, an avid mountain climber and environmentalist who stipulated a portion of  his estate be used to help preserve wilderness areas. This leaves an additional  $500,000 to be raised through community  and corporate sponsorship.  The Nature Trust of British Columbia,  Ihe Friends of Jedediah and the Marine  Parks Forever Sociely have been active  participants in raising the funds.  Earlier this month, residents on the  Sunshine Coast raised almost $3,600 in  support of the island's purchase.  Maty Palmer said she and her husband  are grateful to the public for their push to  make Jedediah a park.  "Thank goodness...they made it happen," Palmer said.  Located between Texada and Lasqueti  Islands, Jedediah is relatively undeveloped  with large stands of second and old growth  Douglas fir, white sandy beaches and  diverse ecosystem.  Anyone wishing for information on  how to make a contribution to the "Jedediah Island Purchase Trust Fund" can contact BC Parks at (604) 953-3156.  Men's transition bouse battles against the HI Virus  by Sandra Smith  In the early 1980s, when  homosexual men started dropping dead from AIDS, their community began mobilizing againsl  lhe HI Virus.  When hemophiliacs discovered they were also contracting  Ihe disease, people were outraged  and fought for protection.  Bul, as more and more drug  and alcohol addicts inadvertently  shoot themselves up  wilh HIV, iheir com-       munity remains  silent. Those who are  diagnosed tend to  wallow deeper in  their habits ��� sharing needles, gelling  "wasted" and having  unprotected sex ���  We can't get  drugs out of  the community  we're finding,  but we canity  increasing the odds   to make it Safer"  of spreading .he virus .Joanne Rxtpa  and  becoming ill ~  themselves, said a        worker at ihe Port  Mellon Men's Transition House  who asked to remain anonymous.  The man is working with  Joanne Rzepa, a nurse with the  Coasl Garibaldi Health Unit in  Gibsons, to break the silence and  Ihe cycle of infection before it  gels out of control.  "Once we pass the magic  number of over 10 per cent (with  HIV) in the overall intravenous  drug-using population, then it  becomes a widespread heterosexual concern. It becomes uncontrollable in Ihe heterosexual population," he said. "The official  percentage in BC is now around  eight per cent."  He points out the intravenous  drug-using community includes  people who inject steroids.  The worker and Rzepa began  lo focus iheir attention on drug  users with HIV lasl April when  Ihey noticed a rising trend of  transition house residents with  HIV, many of whom were  relapsing after being diagnosed.  About one in 10 of the residents are HIV positive whereas  none were during the firsl iwo  years, ihey reporl. Since lasl  April, Ihree residenls were back  using drugs on lhe streets of Vancouver within two weeks of testing HIV-positive. The lest is  encouraged by lhe transition  house as one step towards belter  health.  Bul relapse is normal for  HIV-positive drug  users in recovery, the  worker said. "They  are dealing wilh a lol  of emotional pain  and then you say,  'you are HIV positive' and they freak  out. They say, 'I've  gol AIDS, I'm going  to die, what's lhe  poinl,' bul that's not  true. AIDS is lhe      syndrome that comes  al the end, which  could be a while down the toad  wilh a healthy lifestyle."  The drug-using community is  unique from others because their  lifestyles make Ihem more prone  to infection, more prone to illness  once they are infected, and more  prone to spreading Ihe disease, he  said.  "There is no luxury of time  for these guys to go out and fool  around. When you are living on  skid row amongst the garbage  cans, you are not going to do  very well. We've got to get them  into recovery...People who are  actively using drugs find it hard  to connect wilh support groups in  general...These guys are not good  at accessing the system."  Apparently, the system hasn't  figured oul how to access them  either. The two believe they are  alone on the western Canadian  frontier when it comes to dealing  with drug addicts with HIV.  "Nobody else is doing this,"  Rzepa said. Using the American  A counselling program for HIV-positive individuals fighting  addictions operates within the Port Mellon Men's Transition  House. Joel Johnstone photo  Dr. Prochaska's theory of change  as a model, the health unit and  the transition house now prepare  residenls about the risks of  relapsing if they test HIV-positive. They also offer an oulreach  program, offering "non-judgmental" support on an on-going basis  by handing out their phone numbers to HIV-positive residents.  "What we have developed  here is very unique. We are  street-wise people in the transi  tion house. If somebody relapses,  I know where that guy is...The  transition house is our lightning  rod for what's going on in the  (drug-using) community," the  worker said.  Rzepa believes their efforts  are working. "We've reached oul  and demonstrated to individuals  lhat, within society and the  bureaucracy, there is caring for  individuals and that's what  makes it work," she said.  Both point out that the coat lo  society of dealing with HIV and  AIDS will be phenomenal if the  drug-using community is  ignored.  The worker points to a graph  from the BC Centre for Disease  Control which shows the number  of gay and bisexual men in BC  diagnosed HIV-positive each  year. After an all-time high of  700 new case* in 1987, the number has dropped back down to  around 200 new cases last year.  However, Ihe number of intravenous drug-users who lest HIV-  positive in BC is on the increase  and almosl surpassed lhal 200  mark lasl year.  The worker believes the steps  they are taking can be pail of the  solution but worries about public  fears and misconceptions about  lhe disease.  "The public is totally ignorant.  There's a lot of misinformation  and that's making life very difficult for these people. This disease is hard lo catch. You are not  going lo catch it unless you  exchange body fluids with someone and thai doesn't include saliva," he said. "We have a guy  coming back this week and he's  doing it because he's stayed in  contact wilh Joanne and I. Society is benefitting that he is not  oul there doing what drug addicts  do."  The transition house and the  health unit also started a support  group this fall for HIV-positive  residents on the Sunshine Coast.  With 10 to 20 people at the  weekly meetings, the group is  helping people deal with their  fears about living with the disease. Most are from outside the  transition house, he said.  Since they started their program, HIV-positive residents are  staying long in recovery, Rzepa  reported. "We can't get drugs out  of Ihe community we're finding,  but we can try to make it safer."  1  . mmmmmm  ���   ���  I  Le.gislativf   Building  Parliament-   Buildings  VICTbRIA.   B.C.  V8V   1X5  AttahtiohiRod Cafdin  \J\J  iAST^NEWS  50 cents per copy on newsstands  ESTABLISHED     1945  December 29,1994 Volume 49 Issue 52  ������������������������������������  -  a**���.-..   K__        i  I  .    t  Me*ee-         /||U  1      '{A  r   i tJI  3J.. >\ -m  Renowned  sculptor Jack  Harman offers  Gibsons a bronze  rendering of  founding  father        3  Gibsons artist  Patrick Hughes  honoured  by  Sunshine Coast  Arts  Council  12  .  Sea Lion  succumbs  Conservation  officer Doug  Pierce checks  the condition of  a sea lion  tranquillzed  under the rear  deck of a  Medusa Street  home in Sechelt  but week.  Pierce used two  milligrams of  Telezolper  kilogram on the  advice of a  veterinarian,  then waited at  Davis Bay to  see If the  animal would  recover.  Unfortunately  the animal  died.  See story on  P��ge2  Joel Johnstone  pholo  Jedediah Island purchase nearing completion  by Darah Hansen  Al and Mary Palmer say they are  ecstatic their island paradise is going lo  become a provincial park.  "We're so very pleased," Mary Palmer  said in an interview Wednesday, Dec. 28.  Palmer made the comment in response  lo the provincial government's recenl  announcement to put $2.6 million towards  the purchase of Jedediah Island as a  provincial park.  After homesteading a small portion of  the 640 acre island for the past 20 yeats,  lhe Palmers offered Jedediah for sale to  the government for $4.2 million, despite  larger offers of money from companies  that wanled to log the island.  The real estate value of Jedediah Island  has been appraised ar $fi 5 iiWon.  The Palmers have long stated they want  lo see Ihe island be used as a public park.  And in lasl week's announcement,  environment minister Moe Sihota confirmed the government will contribute to  Ihe majority of the purchasing price, with  the remainder of the money coming from  privale donations.  Already a donation of $1.1 million has  been promised by the estate of Dan Culver, an avid mountain climber and environmentalist who stipulated a portion of  his estate be used lo help preserve wilderness areas. This leaves an additional  $500,000 lo be raised through community  and corporate sponsorship.  The Nature Trust of British Columbia,  the Friends of Jedediah and the Marine  Parks Forever Society have been active  participants in raising the funds.  Earlier this month, residents on the  Sunshine Coast raised almost $3,600 in  support of the island's purchase.  Mary Palmer said she and her husband  are grateful to the public for their push to  make Jedediah a park.  "Thank goodness...they made it happen," Palmer said.  Located between Texada and Lasqueti  Islands, Jedediah is relatively undeveloped  with large stands of second and old growth  Douglas fir, white sandy beaches and  diverse ecosystem.  Anyone wishing for information on  how to make a contribution to the "Jedediah Island Purchase Trust Fund" can conlacl BC Parks at (604) 953-3156.  Men's transition house battles against the HI Virus  by Sandra Smith  In ihe early 1980s, when  homosexual men started dropping dead from AIDS, their communily began mobilizing against  the HI Virus.  When hemophiliacs discovered Ihey were also contracting  the disease, people were outraged  and fought for protection.  But, as more and more drug  and alcohol addicts inadvertently  shoot themselves up  with HIV, iheir com-    ������  munily      remains  silent. Those who are  diagnosed lend lo  wallow deeper in  Iheir habils ��� sharing needles, gelling  "wasted" and having  unprotected sex ���  "We can't get  drugs out of  the community  we're finding,  but u>e can try  increasing the odds  to make it Safer"  of spreading the virus .^^^^  and becoming  ill n  themselves, said a        worker at Ihe Port  Mellon Men's Transition House  who asked to remain anonymous.  The man is working with  Joanne Rzepa, a nurse wilh the  Coasl Garibaldi Heallh Unit in  Gibsons, to break the silence and  the cycle of infection before it  gels oui of control.  "Once we pass lhe magic  number of over 10 per cenl (wilh  HIV) in Ihe overall intravenous  drug-using population, then it  becomes a widespread heterosexual concern. It becomes uncontrollable in the heterosexual population," he said. "The official  percentage in BC is now around  eight per cent."  He points oul Ihe intravenous  drug-using communily includes  people who injeel steroids.  The worker and Rzepa began  lo focus Iheir attention on drug  users with HIV lasl April when  Ihey noticed a rising trend of  transition house residenls with  HIV, many of whom were  relapsing afler being diagnosed.  About one in 10 of Ihe residenls are HIV positive whereas  none were during the first two  years, Ihey report. Since last  April, three residents were back  using drugs on Ihe streets of Vancouver wilhin two weeks of testing HIV-positive. The lest is  encouraged by lhe transition  house as one step towards better  health.  Bul relapse is normal for  HIV-positive drug  ~-"-"     users in recovery, the  worker said. "They  are dealing wilh a lol  of emolional pain  and then you say,  'you are HIV positive' and they freak  out. They say, 'I've  gol AIDS, I'm going  to die, what's the  poinl,' bul that's nol  true. AIDS is the  ������   syndrome lhat comes  al Ihe end, which  could be a while down the road  wilh a healthy lifestyle."  The drug-using communily is  unique from others because iheir  lifestyles make them more prone  to infection, more prone to illness  once Ihey are infected, and more  prone to spreading the disease, he  said.  "There is no luxury of time  for these guys to go out and fool  around. When you are living on  skid row amongst the garbage  cans, you are nol going to do  very well. We've got to get them  inlo recovery...People who are  actively using drugs find it hard  to connect wilh support groups in  general.These guys are not good  at accessing the system."  Apparently, the system hasn't  figured oul how lo access Ihem  either. The two believe they are  alone on the western Canadian  frontier when it comes lo dealing  wilh drug addicts with HIV.  "Nobody else is doing Ihis,"  Rzepa said. Using the American  A counselling program for HIV-positive Individuals fighting  addictions operates within the Port Mellon Men's Transition  House. Joel Johnstone photo  Dr. Prochaska's theory of change  as a model, the heallh unit and  the transition house now prepare  residents about the risks of  relapsing if they test HIV-positive. They also offer an oulreach  program, offering "non-judgmental" support on an on-going basis  by handing out iheir phone numbers to HIV-positive residents.  "What we have developed  here is very unique. We are  street-wise people in the transi  tion house. If somebody relapses,  I know where that guy is...The  transition house is our lightning  rod for what's going on in lhe  (drug-using) community," the  worker said.  Rzepa believes their efforts  are working. "We've reached out  and demonstrated to individuals  that, within sociely and the  bureaucracy, there is caring for  individuals and that's what  makes il work," she said.  Bolh point out that the coat to  society of dealing with HIV and  AIDS will be phenomenal if the  drug-using community is  ignored.  The worker points lo a graph  from the BC Centie for Disease  Control which shows the number  of gay and bisexual men in BC  diagnosed HIV-positive each  year. After an all-time high of  700 new cases in 1967, the number has dropped back down to  around 200 new cases lasl year.  However, the number of intravenous drug-users who test HIV-  positive in BC is on Ihe increase  and almost surpassed thai 200  mark last year.  The worker believes the steps  they are taking can be part of the  solution but worries about public  fears and misconceptions about  the disease.  "The public is totally ignorant.  There's a lot of misinformation  and that's making life very difficult for these people. This disease is hard to calch. You are not  going to catch it unless you  exchange body fluids with someone and thai doesn't include saliva," he said. "We have a guy  coming back this week and he's  doing it because he's stayed in  contact with Joanne and I. Society is benefitting that he is not  oul there doing what drug addicts  do."  The transition house and the  health unit also slatted a support  group this fall for HIV-positive  residents on Ihe Sunshine Coast.  With 10 lo 20 people at the  weekly meetings, the group is  helping people deal with their  fears about living with the disease. Most are from outside the  transition house, he said.  Since they started their program, HIV-positive residents are  staying long in recovery, Rzepa  reported. "We can't gel drugs oul  of Ihe community we're finding,  bul we can try to make it safer."  - mmmmm  Coast News, December 29, 1994  j3 New Year's Eve $  In the Hall in the .lounge  50/50$ NXt  8 pm- 1:30 am  Hot Buffet, table snacks & party favours  Tickets Sl 7.50 (Incl GST) al the Bar  OPIN jOXIMO PAY  OMN SUNDAYS II ��� �� / KITCHEN H0UH5 TUIS - S*T 11 ��� 6  emeriti Meeting  Tuesday,January I?  Dart.  Weil 7:30pm  Crti,  Sul Ipm  Mtttl Draw  Htvry Sul -Ipm  20 Draws  o^ CLIP   &   SAVE ^  Church  Directory  Christian Life Assembly  School Road, opposite R.C.M.P.  Sunday School 9:45 am  Morning Worship 11:00 am  Sunday Evening Service 7:00 pm  Phone: Church Office 886-7107  Pastor Ray Austin 886-4844  Youth Putor L DenBraber 886-2420  Allan Welcome  tffiiutt as* tt, Ma* AtnmUu tfCtmtt  St. Bartholemew's  Anglican Church  Serving Gibsons 6 Roberls Creek  Sundays 8:30 am  Eucharist t Church School    10:30 am  Wednesdays 10:30 am  The Rev. Esther North, Rector  8867410  Hwy. 101 at North Rd., Gibsons  The United Church of Canada  Sunday Vonhip Semce  Gibsons   Glassford Rd.    11:15 am  SundaySchool 11:15 am  Sl John's Davis Bay Rd.  and  Simpkins Rd.     9:30 am  Sunday School   9:30  Reverend Patricia Baker and  Reverend Glen Baker  b  St. Hilda's Anglican  Church  Bunade tt Shomdllte, Sechelt  SSS 10H The lev. Catherine Hall  Sunday Services  8:00 am     Holy Eucharist  5>:jl0 am     Family Service, Sunday  School & Nursery  am   11:15 am   Traditional Anglican  Service  'Show your spirit - come bach lo  church."  Calvary Baptist Church  711 -Park Road, Gibsons  Tel: 886-2611  Service Times  9:30 am      Sunday School  11:00 am     Morning Worship  6:30 pm      Evening Fellowship  Pastor  Calvin Mclver  Jb  Gibsons Community  Fellowship  Welcomes You to Join Us In  Sunday Worship  Children's Progress 9:45 am  Prayer 10:00 am  Morning Worship Service 10:30 am  599 Gower Poinl Road, 886-7049  Pastor Monty Maclean  Holiday  Hours &  Advertising  Deadlines  Hie Coast News will be closed  Monday. January 2, 1993  Display Advertising Deadlines  ISSUE DATC        BOOKING COPY DCADLINE  Monday Jan 09  Monday Jan 16  Monday Jan 23  Monday Jan 30  Final Edition  Thurs. Jan05 400p.m.  thus Jan 12 4-00 p.m.  Thure Jan 19 400pm.  Thjre Jan 26  Classified Deadlines  ISSUE DATC DEADLINE  Friday Jar 06 noon  Friday Jan 13 noon  Friday Jan 20 noon  Friday Jan 27 noon  news  Forest Practices board members named  Membership of the Forest Practices Board  was jointly announced last week hy Forests  Minister Andrew Petter and Environment  Minister Moe Sihota.  In a press release, the ministers said the  board, consisting of five members, is designed  lo ensure that forest and rangeland operators  as well as government enforcemenl agencies  are accountable to the public when the Forest  Practices Code lakes effect.  According to Ihe press release, Ihe hoard  has the authority to investigate public complaints which can be brought directly to the  members. It will also independently monitor  and investigate forest practices in accordance  wilh the Forest Practices Code, the release  said.  Board chair i.s Keith Moore, a professional  forester who has worked in both the public  and private sectors in BC and internationally.  According to the press release, Moore specializes in forest land management and environmental assessment and for the last six years  has operated an environmental forestry con  sulting business with government, environmental organizations and forest companies as  clients.  Forest and rangeland  operators as well as  government enforcement  agencies are accountable to  the public when the Forest  Practices Code takes effect  Other members include Jack Toovey,  Cathy Mumford, Dr. Gordon Baskerville and  Cindy Pearce.  Toovey is a professional forester who  spent his career with BC Foresl Products and  Fletcher Challenge Canada. His positions  included vice president of timberlands and  forestry, general manager of timberlands and  forestry and chief forester.  Mumford is a professional agrologist and  certified silviculture surveyor. Since 1988, she  has been a consultant providing silviculture  and agricultural services in the Cariboo.  Baskerville is head of the department of  forest resource management at the University  of BC. He has conducted research into forest  ecology policy and management.  Pearce is an independent forestry consultant with extensive experience in silviculture  and forest resource education. She has a thorough understanding of the technical, social  and economic aspects of forest management.  Most recently, she worked for the Forest Service providing provincial co-ordination of Ihe  Timber Supply Review.  Both Petter and Sihota said the appointment of the board is the firsl step in implementing BC's Foresl Practices Code. The  appointments start January 1, 1995, and an  office will be opened in the new year to coordinate wilh implementation of the the code's  regulations and guidelines.  Sea lion in yard a  'startling' experience  by Darah Hansen  The vision of a 400 pound sea  lion in the backyard lent some  odd excitement to a Sechelt family over the Christmas holidays.  The incident occurred late  Thursday evening, Dec. 22, after  Janet and Wayne Newcombe  were alerted to their patio window by the lights of a police car  flashing in behind Iheir Medusa  Street house.  Drawing back the curtains on  the window, Janel Newcombe  was faced with Ihe bizarre sight  of whal she initially thought was  a huge seal coming down Iheir  back stairs towards the porch.  She was soon lo learn the  "seal" was in fact a young male  California sea lion which had  hauled itself into town and had  likely become confused afler  local RCMP officers tried lo  round ihe large mammal into  Sechelt Inlet.  "I was very, very startled,"  Newcombe said.  Even more bizarre, Newcombe became baby-sitter lo the  400 pound youth after police  asked her to guard the animal  during the nighl.  "They just didn't know what  to do," Newcombe said of the  police response to the incident. "1  don't think anyone knew whal lo  do."  Newcombe said she sat up all  night wilh Ihe sea lion, which  had ensconced itself under her  porch and alternated between  sleeping and barking loudly.  "He was not happy, you could  see thai," Newcombe said of the  sea lion's plight.  On Ihe advice of marine veterinarians, the sea lion was tran-  quilized and removed early the  next morning and taken lo Davis  Bay beach by a local conservation officer and several police  officers.  "He arrived with a police  escort and he left with a police  escort," Newcombe said.  Unfortunately, the sea lion  died later that day without recovering from the anesthesia used  when he was tranquilized.  lt remains uncertain why the  sea lion was in Sechelt in the first  place bul according to Paul Cot-  trell, a graduate student of marine  mammals with the University of  BC, ihe animal may have already  been severly ill.  "When they're on their last  legs, they tend to crawl up on  ? land and die," he said.  Cottrell said il's also possible  Ihe young sea lion had strayed  from other sea lions and had  become disoriented.  He said California sea lions  are a common sight in Wesl  Coast waters during this time of  year. The marine mammals come  up from down soulh in search of  salmon and other fish treats.  The sea lion which appeared in a Sechelt residential neighbour  hood last week had everyone guessing as to where it came from  and why. Joel Johnstone photo  Gibsons man in Mexico says violence continues  by Mike O'Keeffe  Although reports of the recent Mayan  uprising in Chiapas Mexico have been  almost nonexistent in the Canadian news  media, a former Gibsons resident was paying  close attention.  For the past two years, Mike Fuller, 38,  has been living and working in San Christo-  bal de las Casas, in lhe Chiapas region, near  the border with Guatamala.  He and his wife and eight-month-old son  returned to Mexico today (Dec. 29) after visiting his parents, Doris and Frank, in Gibsons for Christmas.  Tensions between Ihe Myan Zapatista  rebels and the Mexican army had been  mounting in Ihe weeks before they left for  Canada, said Fuller in an interview. He said  the rebels blocked traffic leaving the city  only hours after they left.  Taking Iheir name from Emiliano Zapata,  who lead a peasant army in lhe revolution of  1910 the Zapatistas are fighting for social  justice for Ihe peasants of Chiapas, which  Fuller said is the poorest region of Mexico.  The Rebels made international news  when they began their revolution on New  Years Eve last year. After two weeks of  fighting, they agreed to a cease-fire and  began negotiations with the Mexican gov  ernment. However, Fuller said talks broke  down in October when government troop  movements offended Zapatista leaders.  He said lhe rebels ended lhe cease-fire on  Dec. 8, accusing the new state governor of  election fraud.  'I feel that, in a small way,  we are contributing  to the solution and  not to the problems'  -Mike Fuller  Fuller said he expects the conflict to escalate as the first anniversary of the uprising  nears. He said Ihe recenl devaluation of Ihe  Mexican peso will worsen the plight of the  impoverished Mayans and increase tensions.  Although he is concerned about Ihe safety  of his family living in Chiapas, Fuller said  he is proud of Ihe work he is doing Ihere as a  geographical information specialist. Fuller is  pan of a government research team studying  the movement of people and animals in the  rainforest of Chiapas.  Ile said a rapidly-growing list of species  are threatened by deforestation and ranching  in the region.  "I have the satisfaction of knowing that  our work is helping Ihe ecology and lhe  social well being of Chiapas," said Fuller. "I  feel that, in a small way, we are contributing  to lhe solution and not lo ihe problems,  which are quite profound."  Fuller said his research might actually  benefit from the Chiapas uprising. The  rebels have demanded more government  investment in their region, and he believes  his facility will be among the biggest recipients.  According lo Fuller, life in Chiapas, once  a popular destination for Mexican and international tourists, has become bleak and hostile in the past year. Most of Ihe restaurants  and nighl clubs in ihis city of 100,000 have  closed, and many of his friends have left  town.  He said he is careful not to get involved  in Ihe conflict because, as a "gringo" or foreigner, he is often perceived as part of Ihe  rich minority against which the rebels are  struggling. However, he said it is often difficult to avoid the conflict.  Fuller said the original uprising took even  the Mexicans by surprise, even though Ihe  Mayans had been planning it for 12 years.  ROTARY 1994  CASH CALENDAR  JH  THIS WEEK'S  WINNERS  <  DRAW SPONSORED BY:  1,1 ���  II 11  885-8964  December 25: Spam Developments, Gibsons December 28: Ralph toggles, Dorlmoufh, US  December 26: Clarey Jones, Halfmoon Boy December 29: Sussex Really, Gibsons  December 27: Jock von Brabant, Sechelt December 30: Sabina Craigan, Seclielt  December 31: Brute Cherwonka, Sechelt  This ud ii Co-sponaored by Sechelt Rotar^Jh^oas^lews  Dogs Can't Hold On!  Dogs thrown trom the back ol trucks  usually end up dead w suffer crippling  injuries. Is this any way to treat your best  friend? Let your dog ride up front of  provide a protective kennel secured to the  truck bed. ���mmm  Coast News, December 29, 1994  news  Sculptor offers Gibsons a statue of town founder  by Mike O'Keeffe  A renowned Gibsons sculptor plans to give  something back to his community in Ihe form  of a statue, celebrating the pioneer spirit of the  Sunshine Coast.  Jack Harman is known internationally for  his bronze statues, including the Miracle Mile  in Vancouver, and Ottawa's Peacekeeping  Monument, which will be featured on the  Canadian dollar coin nexl year. Since moving  his studio and foundry from Vancouver to  Roberts Creek five years ago, he has completed a 12-foot statue of Queen Elizabeth on  horseback and another of the late Frank Ney,  the flamboyant mayor of Nanaimo.  Now the 66-year-old artist is focusing his  talents closer to home. Harman has volunteered to build a seven-foot bronze statue of  George Gibson if Ihe town will pay for the  materials. If council agrees, Ihe statue, which  will cosl about $40,000, will be erected in  Waterfront Park.  Harman said the statue could be a tourist  attraction for the town as well as a celebration  of the local heritage. He said Gibson was a  "fantastic character and a real pioneer."  "People like to identify with their own  community and their own history and George  Gibson is a big part of our history," he said.  George Gibson, a sailor in Ihe British  Royal Navy, established Gibson's Landing in  1886 at the age of 66. He was 85 when he  died in 1913.  Harman said he was inspired by Gibson's  adventurous spirit. Standing six feet, four  inches tall, Gibson is said to have rowed from  Horeshoe Bay, lowing the lumber he used to  build his home in Gibsons.  For his proposed statue, Harman chose an  image of Gibson in his later years, standing  tail, in rain gear, wilh a walking stick in his  right hand. He said he took Ihe image from a  photograph in a book while researching Gibson's adventurous life.  If council gives Ihe nod, Harman said it  will take about six monlhs lo build the statue.  Born in Vancouver, Harman said he began  his career as a commercial illustrator in  Toronlo in lhe early 1950s. But, while studying in London, England, he was inspired by  the many statues throughout Europe. He said  he was also inspired at that time by the works  of British abstract sculptor Henry Moore.  When he returned to Vancouver in 1955,  he said he discovered "quite a little renaissance" in Canadian sculpture.  However, he said being from Vancouver  worked against him when bidding for local  commissions.  "At lhat time, people thought you weren't  Sculptor Jack Harman has  put forward a rendering of  Gibsons town founder  George Gibson to council to  see if they want a full size  bronze figure for the town.  Joel Johnstone photo  FRESH,  FRESH,  FRESH!  AUDREY'S  COFFEE  SERVICE  any good unless you were from Europe," he  said. "Now, il seems I win every Commission  I submit."  He said he had intended to return to  Europe but cashed in his return ticket after  meeting his wife, Elaine.  Harman said economic restraints and the  move toward abstract art has decreased Ihe  demand for statues in recent years. However,  he said Ihe people of Nanaimo rallied for his  statue of Mayor Frank Ney, who was the driving force behind that city's famous annual  bathtub race.  Residents contributed all but $15,000 of  the $75,000 for lhat statue, he said.  He said people were laughing and crying  lasl year when the statue of Ney, in a pirate  suil, brandishing a sword, was unveiled.  "There was nol one critical word said at the  unveiling."  V \  SUSSEX  REALTY ______^_______^___  ^     i ^ (multiplm usnna leader in sales of homes a pnonaTV)  Home or  Property  Evaluation  For action not excuses  Call Kenan MacKenzie  885-7810  office  COAST^NEWS  PROUDLY SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST SINCE 1945  ���  Museum maintains drive  to secure Coast News archives  by Darah Hansen  The curator of the Elphinstone Pioneer Museum isn't  allowing her bid to procure Ihe  Coasl News archives to gather  any dust.  In an interview this week,  Lola Westell said she is drawing  up a plan she hopes will convince the owners of WestMount  Lid. ��� the Alberta-based newspaper chain lhal owns the Coasl  News ��� lhal Ihe 50 years of  local history recorded in Ihe  archives belong in the museum.  "All through lhe years, the  Coasl News has always had  remarkable reporters, there's a  lot of history with the old  folks...photographs...all those  things are a mailer of record,"  Westell said.  "It's all a pari of our rools."  But so far, Westell said she  has nol received a definite  answer from company officials  on where or lo whom lhe papers  will go following lhe newspaper's impending closure, scheduled for Jan. 30,1995.  Westell said she met with  Coast News publisher Jeanneke  van Hattem and associate publisher Larry Giles earlier in the  month lo "exchange ideas"  regarding the archives.  Al that meeting, Westell  expressed the museum's desire  to "preserve and conserve" the  old newspapers so that they will  be available to the general public.  Contacted Wednesday, Dec.  28, van Hattem said she supports the museum's bid to  obtain Ihe archives bul added  Ihe final decision regarding  where Ihe papers will go will  nol be made until after ihe  Coasl News closes.  In separate interviews, both  van Hattem and WestMount  president Bob Doull said the  Elphinstone Pioneer Museum is  Ihe only party to make an offer  for lhe archives.  In that interview, Doull said  WestMount is looking into  whether Ihe museum has the  "facility and ability" to properly  slore and index the papers.  Westell said Ihe museum has  a spare office in which Ihe  newspapers can be safely  stored.  Meanwhile, she has also  approached the Gibsons library  aboul working together in the  big job of sorting, storing and  indexing the archives.  Currently stored at Ihe newspaper's office in Gibsons, the  Coasl News archives dale back  to 1945 when Ihe paper firsl  opened on Ihe Sunshine Coasl.  The archives also contain  issues of the Coasl News Weekender which published from  March 1992 until December of  this year.  Telephone scams ring warning bells  by Jane Seyd  For lhe Gibsons senior living on a small fixed  income, Ihe offer seemed loo good lo be true.  As it turned out, she was right.  Back in November, Ihe local woman received a  phone call saying she was lhe lucky winner of a  $32,000 minivan. All she had lo do was send away  $1,800 lo cover some "shipping" costs to a Montreal-based company... Fortunately for the Gibsons  woman, a friend who was visiting at the time of the  phone call became suspicious.  Bul many others aren'l so lucky.  In fact, telephone sales scams topped the list of  questionable practices investigated by the provincial  consumer services branch for 1994.  According lo the government, the scams routinely involve phone solicitors who tell people they've  won a fabulous new car or dream vacation, as long  as they pay some money up front to cover "service  charges." In the case of the Gibsons senior, Ihe call  was ihe 17lh lime she'd been phoned by such "companies" in the past ihree monlhs, offering everything  from boats to cars to Canada Savings Bonds.  Authorities investigating the scams in different  provinces say senior citizens are often the biggesl  targets. Ploys used by some door-lo-door sales companies also made the consumer services list of less-  than-admirable business practices.  One of the government's investigations included  the case of a husband and wife in Iheir 90s who  were pressured into a replacing their "perfectly  good" vacuum cleaner wilh a $2,000 model thai was  loo heavy for Ihem to use.  That'll he a story wilh a familiar ring for Roberts  Creek resident Roben Harrison. This monlh, Harrison found himself up against a finance company in  small claims court after succumbing to high-pressure vacuum-cleaner salesman who convinced him  to buy a machine he didn't need and couldn't afford.  "It really is buyer beware," he commented.  Another local woman - who asked that her name  not be used - said she had a similar experience with  a salesman selling an air humidifier last spring. The  woman said her daughter had previously been  through sales training with the company, and so she  didn't fall victim to the pitch. All the same, she said,  "This guy was determined. We had such a violent  time getting him out ofthe house."  Other practices which made the government's  list of ploys to watch out for were mechanics who  charge for parts they don't replace, home renovators  who overcharge or fail to complete the job, used car  sellers "who stretch the truth or conceal it" and  questionable charities which may "sound quite  benevolent but may give only a small portion of  their proceeds to worthy causes."  Consumer Services also didn't approve of tactics  involving "negative option" sales, in which consumers must take action if they don't want to be  charged for extra goods or services. For instance,  cable TV viewers may get extra channels added lo  their service and be required to pay higher monthly  fees unless they fill out a special form and send it to  the cable company.  ____&  SIDEWALK SALE!  JANUARY   2   THRU    14  UP TO  60%  SUNNYCREST MALL ��� HIGHWAY 101, UPPER GIBSONS mmmm  Coast News, December 29, 1994  opinion  Protecting the  recorded history  ofthe  Sunshine Coast  The Coast News archives seem to be getting a little  attention these days, as well they should. WestMount ���  the parent company of the Coast News ��� has remained  remarkably non-committal on the subject of the paper's  morgue, despite keen interest shown by the curator of the  local museum.  There is even an implication from WestMount that the  monetary offers of private individuals for the archives  would be entertained, even seriously considered, if other  bids were received.  Regardless of what happens to the Coast News as a  business, the SO years of community information represented in the newspaper's morgue should never end up  hidden in the basement of some self-proclaimed history  buff. The paper since inception has saved its archives,  and given the community full access to them, because of  what they represent ��� the Coast's history.  On page 6 there is a letter by one Allan Crane, who  disputes the notion that the Coast News is the Coast's  paper of record. He maintains that the Press did as much  in its own through the 1970s and '80s to report on the  Coast.  What seems to be lacking in Crane's assessment is a  basic understanding of what the term "paper of record"  implies.  A paper of record is quite simply the paper which has  done the most to serve a community, including the length  of time a paper has provided that service. It is also the  term applied to the paper which does the most to preserve  or "record" its legacy in the form of an archive.  Whether that paper has always employed top-notch  journalists is not the issue. The fact is, the Coast News  has recorded the history of this region and preserved as  much as possible for 50 years. There is absolutely nothing on the Coast to compare with the archives of this  paper. Especially in light of the "dumping" of the Press  morgue in 1993.  And now, with this paper's demise, its recorded history  should remain in the community, and it should remain  readily accessible to the community ��� highest bidder be  damned.  The New Year  approaches  This is the last issue of the Coast News for 1994, when  we return it will be a new year with new challenges to be  faced.  In retrospect, it has been a fairly good year for our little  area of the world.  Yes, we on the Coast have had our share of calamities.  We've had our ups and downs, our good days and bad. But  we're still here, and a new year lies before us like a fresh  page.  What we do with that page is up to us. Maybe we can't  affect great changes in the world in 1995, but we can do  our part to make it a better place. Think globally act locally, as they say. This should be our motto as a collective,  this should be our focus. Happy New Year.  Working in trades  is more than crafts  1 am a 42 year old woman in  the Working in Trades program.  I am very disappointed in  your portrayal and picture you  presented of this course. It looks  like an aits and crafts club. You  did not do us justice.  We do a lot more than build  bird houses. We are a learn of  eight men and eight women  learning the basics of carpentry,  electrical, computers, automotive and heavy equipment.  These are not skills the average  person has.  We are hard working students. I personally find this  course challenges and strengthens mental as well as physical  abilities. This course gives people a chance to change their  careers or at the least to explore  other options.  DIANE WARDEL  Sunshine Coast  Looking to the  common good  An open letter lo the IWA and  any organized forestry labour  on the Sunshine Coast.  The recent affair between  MacBlo and TNL (1 mean love  affair who like Gordo and Judi  denied there was one until  caught with their pants down),  has demonstrated once and for  all the ambitions of the world's  forestry giants. Their intentions  have always been - take all the  old growth, lake all the money  and give a few measly wood  chips back to the workers and  the province.  It is absolutely despicable  that M&B assumes it can go  behind the backs of the very  people it has been using as  dupes against the environmental  movement just to save a couple  of bucks. For years now lhe limber giants have screamed bloody  murder when a few paltry remnants of BC's virgin wilderness  have been set aside.  But when it's to Iheir convenience to save some dough so  their shareholders back east or  overseas can reap the returns  they don't hesitate to feign  naivete (just like the newly wed  MLAs).  In the past 10 years over  25,000 unionized workers in the  forestry sector of BC have lost  their jobs due to mechanization  and  automation  but  M&B  always maintained is was for  competitiveness.  Bul I say, compete against  whom? We have the besl forests  in the world, period. Compete  against other foreign controlled  BC multi-nationals perhaps, but  that's worked to their advantage;  divide and conquer. Their goal  has always been to make the  unions believe the enemy was  conservation.  Make lhe unions chase a  paper tiger while the real one  bites their bullocks.  The TNL scam just drives  that point home.  I think it's high time the  unions realize their biggest ally  is the environmental movement  (and vice versa). Some unions  already understand this like the  PPWS and the ILWU. If it  wasn't for the longshoreman  boycotting raw log exports that  practice would still be  widespread.  I don't deny the rights of  either companies or workers lo  choose their affiliations but this  is a far bigger issue. M&B  wants the big money but doesn't  want to spend any of it and I  say if that's ihe case, give them  lhe boot and nationalize their  Iree farms and mills, after all  they're our forests.  Environmentalists just want  some sanity in the woods and  workers want respectable jobs;  their forces will eventually have  to join or there will be nothing  left for either.  KEITH THIRKELL  Gibsons  School raffle  thanks  Sechelt elementary division 1  had their raffle draw Dec. 16  and would like to wish a Merry  Christmas to all who won and to  all who supported the division 1  fundraiser by buying a ticket.  Prizes were provided by the  talented Sue Thompson, Duvet  in a Day, and sewn by parents  Judy Morgan and Lori Slous-  Demeter.  The winners are: first, queen  size quilt, Diana Bengough,  Roberts Creek; second, couch  comforter/tea cozy, Audrey Joe,  Sechell; and third, baby quill/lea  cozy, Ho Webster, Sechelt.  Many hugs lo Patti Kennedy,  our parent representative who  does just about everything.  Hope Santa was good to you.  Sechelt Elementary,  Division 1  Treating community newspapers like so much raw beef  There are many ways in which a communily  newspaper differs from a hamburger stand.  Most of ihose differences are obvious, but others are not. Perhaps the most important difference  is Ihe fact thai a newspaper is an essential part of a  liberal democracy, while a hamburger stand is not.  For that reason, a community has a much higher  slake in its local news source than il has in its fast-  food outlets.  Like a hamburger stand, a newspaper is a business that depends on the financial support of the  people it serves. Newspapers, like hamburgers, are  marketed as "products," and the means of their  production are bought, sold or eliminated based on  iheir value in the market place. After all, in a capitalist society, ownership is nine tenths of the law,  and owners have the legal right to do wilh iheir  property as they choose.  Legally, a newspaper can be bought, sold, or  shut down with the same impunity as a hamburger  stand. But, on a moral level, the transaction is  much more complex. When a hamburger stand  closes, the only people affected are the owners,  suppliers, and employees.  On the other hand, the closure of a newspaper  affects lhe entire community. Aside from making  money for their owners, newspapers keep watch  over the left  over lhe powers that be and provide valuable information and analysis, without which, a democracy  cannot function. They also provide a voice for citizens to express their hopes, fears, and dreams.  In a sense, a good newspaper is the heart and  soul of a community, and its owners have a moral  obligation to maintain its presence, even in lhe face  of "economic necessity." Although il is often  impossible to keep even a quality publication afloat  if it is not financially viable, owners ought lo make  every effort to keep the news source alive. They  owe lhat lo the people who depend on their "products."  Until recently, weekly "community" newspapers were the last bastion of editorial freedom.  Unlike their daily counterparts, most weeklies were  mike o'keeffe  locally owned, usually by people who cared for Ihe  readership and had a slake in their community.  Now, the traditional independent Canadian  weekly is about as rare as the traditional independent grocer. Most weeklies are controlled by  regional or national chains, for whom "economic  necessity" is Ihe bottom line, and community service, the defense of democracy, is only a quaint  notion.  These corporate monstrosities care little, if anything, aboul the people who consume their products. As long as Ihe newspaper generates enough  profit to please the corporate shareholders, ils  employees are allowed lo continue serving their  communities.  But, as soon as profits dip too low, or exploited  workers gel restless, lhe newspaper is sold or shut  down, and lhe faceless corporate entity moves on  to greener pastures, without a second thought or  even a twinge of guilt.  The hamburger-stand mentality of the corporate  news has been painfully evident in British  Columbia and, particularly, on Ihe Sunshine Coast  this year. Following a labour dispute in the fall, lhe  Thompson newspaper chain closed a weekly newspaper in Courtenay-Comox (and another striking  paper in Oshawa, Ontario). The chain also plans lo  merge three of its newspapers in the Okanagan  Valley, throwing more than 100 people oul of  work.  Lasl month, Alberta-based WestMount Press  Ltd. announced that il will close Ihe Coast News,  which has operated under different owners for  nearly 50 years. WestMount made the decision  suddenly (after newspaper employees unionized)  and made no visible attempt to sell the publication  or continue its service.  It appears the WestMount board of directors  gave little or no thought to the profound effect their  decision could have on this community, or Ihe 65  employees of the Coasl News. Like hamburger  moguls, they cut their loses and ran, wilhoul a  backward glance.  COAST^NEWS  Subscription .tits toe  the Coast Hews or the Weetectdec:  Canada   I yMf ��� J35 �� $2 45 CST - $17 4S  6 month! ��� ��20 ��� SI.40 CST - ��2I40  ftnfen: 1 vtar ��� WOlNoGSTI  Ret. No. 4702  The Sunshine Coast Newt it published on  the Sunshine Coast. B.C. every Monday by  GlattfordPrru ltd.  Gffeom Office ��� 537 Cruktt line  Box 460. 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M opinion  Looking for prosperity in the compost  A few years ago aquaculture  was a thriving new industry here  on the Sunshine Coast. Today  fish farming has almost died out  in this area. Bul, for a while,  salmon farming polarized residents into two separate camps.  There were those who felt  this industry was a sure fire  method of improving our economy with more jobs and such offshoot industries such as fish  processing, feed mills and the  like. On the other .side there  were those who felt that fish  farming caused pollution, degradation of the wild salmon stock  and promoted lhe "selling off  of our foreshore to foreign interests. Many waterfront residenls  lived in fear of waking up some  morning to find iheir serenity  and view spoiled by pens of fish  and noisy equipment.  Fortunately or unfortunately,  depending upon which side you  were on, nature brought an end  to the dispute by bringing algae  blooms lo our waters which  killed off the farmed salmon by  the thousands. Ultimately most  fish farms moved to colder  waters with more flushing  aclion, although a few farms  stayed in the area and are thriving today.  However, jobs and new  industry on the Sunshine Coast  remain a problem and  entrepreneurs are always looking for new industries and  opportunities. Most residents  agree that we need more jobs,  bul worry about the environmental impact as well as the  perceived degradation of our  "qualily of life" that might  result from these industries.  However, I think I've come up  wilh a solution thai will appeal  10 everyone.  Il's quiet, won't pollute,  takes very little capital and  could provide jobs or exlra cash  for most everyone on the Coasl.  11 will even save money for all  us gardeners. What is it? The  culture and domestication of  shell-less mollusks, or, to put il  in layman's terms - slug farming.  Now don't laugh until you've  read further. You see, in California, snails were a big problem for anyone who tried to  grow citrus, but snails (escargot  in French) were a delicacy. So  someone had the bright idea of  having homeowners collect the  snails instead of spending their  hard-earned cash on snail pellets. The result? A flourishing  collage industry. Folks, instead  coastlines  nancy maclarty  of looking upon snails as pests,  were gathering and delivering  them to their local gourmet  restaurants. Some folks even  started their own snail pens in  their backyards. In California  snails are a hot commodity.  So why couldn't that happen  here? Lord knows we have  enough slugs to go around and  they're a record size. We even  have different breeds. Large,  black, horned slugs, camouflage  slugs and the straight old garden  variety slug or "Limace" as  they're called in French. You  see that's one of the big drawbacks to slugs - the name. But  Limace, or shell-less mollusks,  sounds much more appetizing.  According lo an entomologist  with Agriculture Canada 'sluga-  culture' could be a very simple  proposition. Jusl provide Ihem  with a dark, warm, damp area  and they're in slug heaven. He  even offered to send me a picture of two slugs mating but I  declined. After all this is a family paper.  Both male and female slugs  lay eggs, about 100 each time.  Slugs or Limace, are nocturnal  vegetarians and need very little  care. Just leave out clean  kitchen compost each evening,  water the ground if it's dry and  let nature take its course.  Shell-less mollusks are made  up of proteins and water and  could he very tasty if prepared  in the right manner. Perhaps we  could obtain the services of  someone like Julia Child to  invent gourmet recipes. How  about Limace aux lemon,  Limace noir avec Hollandaise or  Limace frites. What about getting McDonalds to try marketing McMollusks? There's no  end to the possibilities.  So listen up all you economic  development groups, start to  think slugs.  They could boost our economy with lhe minimum of upset  lo residents and to my way of  thinking slugaculture would be a  much kinder, gentler Sunshine  Coast endeavour than something  like open pit mining.  Then we could all sit back in  peace and enjoy this precious  little part of God's country that  we live in while contemplating  our good fortune and good  neighbours. All this while  munching on another handful of  dry-roasted, slated Limace,  manufactured on the Sunshine  Coast, of course.  Here's to a prosperous,  healthy and peaceful 1995.  Coast News, December 29,1994  / REWARD  CIlMfll-llttl  ffiuwiirc  X  is giving a reward of $20 for the return of EACH live  blasting cap stolen from TRI-SIL MINERALS LTD.  . IFYOU HAVE ANYINFORMATION ,,  X CALL 886-TIPS IMMEDIATELY /  NtW  YfARS  *��V�� BASH*  PlV I I H    r �� E    LIVE    * U S I C_ 0 f  BACKST  FEATURING.  The Party Stop ��� Budget Video ��� Max Music ��� Elphie's Cabaret |  LPHin CABARET  It's not such a big  deal  Isn't Ihere enough real news  lo report without lambasting a  caring mother? For heaven's  sake, Moira Zealand jusl wanled  to have one unsuitable book  removed from a grade 8 classroom. The woman isn't a book  burner, or by now ihis community would have heard far more  from her.  I think lhat it is lime for community members to stop taking a  kneejuk reaction to lhe word  censorship and to examine the  actual situation. The poems in  dispute weren't written for 13  year old. Copyright factors aside,  I doubt that they could be primed  in this newspaper. We already  know lhat they can't be read  aloud on the CBC. I see no difference between objecting to  inappropriate material in Ihe  classroom and objecting to violent depictions on television  except for Ihe qbvious one -  almost all kids and Iheir parents  watch TV and almost none read  poetry.  You know poetry? Il's the  rutabaga of literature. If it wenl  missing entirely from Ihe  shelves, nobody would miss it.  The only way thai kids will touch  poetry is if they are forced to  read il, or if it is called something  else - like lyrics.  Al Ihe moment I am not clear  on lhe disposition of Ihe disputed  book. If il was removed from the  library instead of being available  io older leens, then I believe lhal  is a mistake. I understand lhat it  has only gone out four limes in  II years, but heck, il should be  available.  I am not acquainted with Ms.  Zealand. However, I do make my  living as a writer of children's  books. If ihis is censorship then I  do not feel lhat it is of a type lhal  threatens anyone. I lake lhe position lhat it is not good for everyone to be exposed to everything  at every age.  E.M. GOLDMAN  Gibsons  I think it's a big  deal  Tlie following letter lo Moira  Zealand was received by the  Coast News for publication.  I am a grade 11 student at  Elphinstone secondary and I am  very glad your children go to  Chatelech instead of Elphinstone  because I would be furious  instead of appalled if you banned  a book in my school. I'd be a lol  louder than lo just write a letter  to the paper.  II sickens me lo ihink of whal  you did in combination wilh Ihe  school board. Who made you  god over our education? Whal  gives you ihe right to say what is  right for me or any other student  other than your own? Please control the heads of your kids all you  want but leave mine alone. If you  want your kids lo grow up in a  protected little vacuum as narrow-minded idiots then please be  my guest bul let me have the  means to educate myself.  You probably call yourself a  'concerned parent', concerned  wilh the mental and moral development of your children. Well  guess whal? I am a concerned  person concerned wit the well  being of all students and people  for that matter. This includes  people's freedom of choice, freedom of the press, freedom of  association, freedom of religion,  opinion, etc. Nolice a Constance  in the last question - freedom.  Yes. Freedom and why are you  trying lo limit il?  I read the article in the paper  about your plight. I read your  reasoning. I don'l see lhal you  have reasonable ground for what  you have done. You said about  grade 8s and 9s and their ability  lo gel real value out of il "I don't  believe their maturity level is  enough." I have two theories,  aboul this. You could have  closed your doors along wilh  your mind a long lime ago. Since  you haven't been out of the  house in so long the only children you have observed are your  own and for some reason you  observe ihem lo be really immature.  Automatically you then  expect every other junior high  school sludenl in Chatelech to be  immature. The other option is  that you're the immature one  who is too immature for life  because life is what is in that  hook. The book of poetry might  nol contain the nice parts of life  but how are we to deal with the  not so nice if they are erased  from our libraries - lhe source of  information.  The only ihing thai separates  humans from animals is choice.  Animals rely on primal instincts  for survival whereas we are  lucky enough io have a mine  capable of choice. Please then  don't try to lurn me or any other  student into a money and reproduction (instincts) oriented being  without an intellectual mind.  ROBERT BEAUPRE  Gibsons  Here's to you,  Mr. Robinson  In reference to Coast News  Weekender forum of Dec. 22:  Bruce - ex-teacher, librarian,  ad-man, now glowing even  brighter - Robinson, isn't only  flippant in his diatribe against  censorship bul rather fatuous as  well to use another "f" word,  which he may have encountered  in his perhaps not so extensive  reading. A fondness for words,  however, is a sorry substitute for  understanding and that is why, in  my opinion, a lot of so-called  poetry, Walt Whitman's excepted, is Irash and shouldn't even  have a back shelf in any school  library.  Unless a society is to degenerate in its quality of life, it needs  standards that promote heallh  and excellence. It needs discrimination and wisdom in its teachers  and legislators.  The fad thai TV and video  trash dominate Ihe cultural scene  is no justification for licence,  poetic or otherwise, as Mr.  Robinson somehow concludes.  But then, at a crucial age he  missed many educational alternatives by being preoccupied wilh  sex "every waking second." Yes,  Mr. Robinson, you would have  been right al home in our present  day school where the condom  company is the "alternate sponsor" of lhe educational program.  By lhe way I don't think Walt  Whitman would have supported  your views; except wilh regards  to his own book, of which he  said "The words of my book  nothing, Ihe drift of il everything." You have obviously  missed lhe "drift of il."  On account of years of uncen-  sored entertainment and a corresponding erosion of wholesome  values our world has been drifting inlo dangerous and intolerable situations. Anyone who tries  to stem Ihis drift, on any front,  ought lo be commended.  Censorship is a bad word in a  society where anything goes.  Discrimination is another one. It  used to be an aspect of intelligence.  Here is to the Media Review  Committee and lo enlightened  censorship for the nexl millennium.  STEVE SKIMMELAND  Too obscene  is too obscene  Enraged media types from all  over the place are pressuring the  Sechelt school board with a lot  of self-righteous rhetoric concerning the banning of a book of  i poems in the school.  Okay.   Then   print   this  obscene material word for word  so everyone can see what you  really support.  ,!>     This material is too obscene  i. for TV, radio (even the radical  ' CBC) or the bold fearless press.  You media types really believe  your own hot air? Try printing  the banned material in its entire-  i  ty. I dare you.  , So where is the social protest  and civil disobedience now? It's  typical that there's no outrage  when the CBC or the press  refuse to handle such material,  but let's make sure the kids get  il.  One more thing. The school  board was duly elected. They  should simply tell all these  busybodies to get lost.  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It's likely that no one wants to  read yet another teller regarding  New American and Canadian  Poetry and the library at Chatelech secondary. We've had articles and letters and editorials thai  have raised crucial pints and  issues and yet all of them have  left me unsatisfied as to what is  really at the heart of this debate:  for that is what il is: an ongoing  debate aboul the public's role in  our public school system. I say  ongoing because a simple banning or censoring of the anthology would be much easier to  oppose. Instead, what we have  here is probably Ihe firsl of many  collisions along a long collision  course.  There are Iwo highly variable  points in Ihis version of Ihe conflict, literature and parents. And  what bolh of them are doing and  what both of them are supposed  to be doing, in our schools.  Why do our children study literature in our schools? For a  complex cluster of reasons bul  let's agree for the moment lhal it  has something to do wilh the fact  that literature as distinct from  other forms of writing including  importantly, other forms of fiction, drama and poetry, embodies  in its forms wisdoms and truths  |4EW YEAI?  TWO DAYS ONLY  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31  & MONDAY, JANUARY 2  30%-40%-50����  OFF FALL/WINTER FASHIONS  Srlomet  i TRAIL BAY CENTRE '  TNL  Paving Ltd.  Suite 235  10711 Cambie Road  Richmond, B.C.  Canada V6X3G5  Tel (604) 278-7424  Fax (604) 278-7107  To all Sunshine Coast Residents:  As you may know. TNL Paving Ltd. has  commenced conslruction of the connecting  phase of the Gibsons Bypass.  The completion of this construction will allow  speedier and safer access to the Langdale  Ferry Terminal for all. The construction works  will add more parking and a new approach to  the terminal. TNL will keep interruptions to a  minimum, but there will be frequent changes  in the traffic patterns and parking areas.  For those using the ferries please bear with us  as we complete these works.  that raise and transform us by  opening us up to ourselves and to  llie world around us. And yes,  lots of other things do that too  But literature as one of the arts  accomplishes this in concert with  its forms so that a poem about  two people making love is first  and foremost 'a poem'.  That's why it's not enough to  say that there's bad language in  Chaucer or violence in Shakespeare or toilet humour in Joyce.  It's reductive. It misses the point.  It's like saying that a Biology 12  lab on anatomy that uses dissection is about violence towards the  genital and bowels of dead frogs.  Rather it is the form (lab) and its  process (careful dissection) thai  raises the experience into learning. Confronting dangerous  truths within the haven of a form  is one of the greatest pleasures  and learning opportunities in life,  whether it's the loss of innocence  in Little Red Riding Hood, aging  and death in a symphony by  Mahler or the torments of hell in  a painling by Bosch.  In short Hewitt's poem is a  poem about longing or jealousy  lhat uses the language of sex as  its process. Were it otherwise,  were the poems of our culture Ihe  most effective form of pornography, we'd be finding the bed-  springs of our 13 year olds  padded with literary periodicals  like The Malahat Review or  Canadian Literature.  Now all of this would be boring old business as usual in lhe  classrooms (and private minds)  of our province were it not for  Ihe new role parents have been  invited lo play in our schools.  And what is thai role? Beats me.  And I've been writing and producing teacher resource materials  on that topic (and others) for  many years, certainly throughout  the implementation of the Year  2000. But I know it has something lo do with account-  abilily.with the often expressed  desire of parents lo be 'partners  in education', to be acknowledged as the 'first educators'.  And we know that parental  involvement in schools is desirable, even essential for the  improved learning of children.  And 1 know of many schools and  teachers who have successfully  opened their doors to parents ail  over Ihis prince.  But every noble idea, once  acted upon, has its ignoble side  effects. We are al Ihe crossroads  in a debate concerning jusl how  public our public education system is and will be. And il just  won't do to blame any one participant.  The suggestion, for example,  that teacher librarians intentionally censor iheir collections  through their selection of materials is patently absurd. On the  contrary, they select materials for  their value as learning tools,  using inclusiveness rather than  exclusiveness as a guiding principle and extremely tight budgets  as a reality check.  No, as the walls of our  schools become increasingly  translucent bolh educators and  parents, as well as others in our  communities, will have to exercise both greater courage and  greater caution in iheir involvement wilh how and whal our  children learn.  Al the school and district levels, being accountable to parents  Ihrough equitable processes such  as shadow days or studenl-led  conferences is one thing: permit  ting one parent to influence Ihe  learning of other parents' children in a public domain is quite  another. If the teachers and  administrators in our system  tremble and falter at the objections of one parent, how can we  trust them to stand tall in the face  of many? It's a public system.  Their responsibilities extend  beyond the classroom. As education becomes more accountable  and as the question of its ownership (and stewardship) continues  to be debated, we wilt need educators who value and understand  what it is that they do in classrooms and who can explain it  coherently and defend it, if need  be, as if it really means something to them.  At the same time, parents  must understand lhal their individual roles in our schools are  necessarily limited by their own  ignorance of certain content  areas and pedagogical practices.  Some trust will be required. I  know next to nothing about science and I disagree (probably  ignorantly) wilh some of its precepts and processes, but I value  what il teaches our children  about inquiry, about problem-  solving, about the vast mystery  of our world. (But literature  which seeks to accomplish many  of these same goals is invariably  the target). I hold my nose and  keep my eyes on the prize.  It's not that I'm not qualified  or entitled to object. It's that by  doing so lo the point of exclusion  to the poinl of eliminating one  more option, I risk preventing  one developing individual from  charting his or her own complex  journey into Ihe heart of who  they are and who they can be.  And no one can do lhat for them.  We can only support it wilh passionate interest, keen patience  and al times, with eloquent  silence.  PADDY MCCAIXUM  Gibsons  Jedediah Island  thanks  Organizers of Ihe Jedediah  Island fundraising dinner and K2  Dreams of Reality slide show  would like lo thank Ihe following  businesses and individuals who  helped make Ihis such a successful event.  The Coasl News - Sluarl  Burnside, Darah Hansen, Annie  MacTavish, Roger Handling and  Joe! 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RAND RUDLAND  CHERI LEPAGE  OPEN  JANUARY!*  BENEDICT  includes  orange juice & champagne   9 am - 2 pm * $6.99   HAID-AWAY RESTAURANT  The GIBSONS  at  MOTORTINN  For reservations call 8864501  Finding a bone  worth picking  There is a slore in Gibsons  selling pet supplies which  include in their inventory a real  bone which has been smoked to  enhance Ihe flavour. I purchased  one of these for my small dog  afler the clerk assured me it was  safe.  After chewing the bone for  10 minules my 12 pound dog  managed to break off several  pieces, the end of Ihe bone partially shattered.  The shards were about fingernail size, easily swallowed.  The shards were as thick as bottle glass, the edges equally sharp  as broken glass. Had my dog  swallowed those bits of broken  bone she would have died in  agony as they ripped through  her intestines.  I returned the bone and  shards to the pet shop lo warn  ihem and ask they remove Ihe  smoked bones from the shelf, as  obviously being a serious  endangerment.  The merchants declined to do  Ihis. If you have bought Ihis sort  of bone please throw it out and I  hope lhal no one will be included to purchase this merchandise.  CYNTHIA KELLY  Gibsons  From a Crane's  perspective  There must be a few like me  who have written for bolh Fred  Cruice's Coast News and Dick  Proctor when he edited the  Peninsula Times. I was also a  'partner' in John Burnside's  Glassford Press consortium and  later worked for Dick Proctor's  the Press and for Al Price in the  Leader. Perhaps in the New  Year I will write about my experiences with local newspapers.  This letter is essentially intended to correct a few mispercep-  tions and errors in fact which  have appeared in Ihe wake of  Ihe Coasl News' imminent  demise.  The main misperception, it  seems to me, is the rather widely  reiterated claim that the Coasl  News is the newspaper "of  record." Longtime readers will  realize that good, bad and indifferent writers have worked for  all the Coast's newspapers  except perhaps for the Leader  which wasn't wilh us long  enough. The primary papers of  the 1970s and 80s, the Coasl  News and the Press had Iheir  ups and down depending on Ihe  competence of ever-changing  staff.  Nominally at leasl, Glassford  Press was more a partnership  than a "co-operative" as Noni  Hill described the operation.  (Coast News, Dec. 12). Burnside  and his "partners" did nol buy  Ihe paper from Fred Cruice as  she stated. The Cruices passed  the paper on to their son Ron.  He did not enjoy newspaper  work, however, and sold to  Doug Sewell and Peter Reid. Il  was from ihem that the "partners" bought the newspaper.  It was not long before John  ran out of "partners." Before  lhal in a retrospectively ironic  manoeuvre, lhe Coast News put  Ihe Peninsula Times out of business. The Times was a union  newspaper and now it is apparently unionization that is closing  down lhe Coasl News. (Bob  Doull's protestations lo the contrary are hardly convincing.)  I do not know how much  "good faith" was involved when  John sold to WeslMounl Press  or whal conditions he managed  to extract from Doull.  ll was certainly not in evidence with other prospective  purchasers.  David Jack, a friend of  Howie White's whom I met in  Japan, was the victim of an  aborted purchase. After telephone consultations, he told me,  he sent his (Japanese) wife to  look the business over. When  she got here, the price had gone  up substantially.  Had Burnside not made it  impossible also for Al Price and  Fred Slevin to buy the business,  the story of newspapers and lhe  Sunshine Coast would have  been entirely different. It is a  story which is still evolving and  I Ihink neither the Coast News  itself nor Mr. Burnside are likely lo emerge as newspaper  knights in shining armour.  ALLAN CRANE  Roberts Cretk Coast News, December 29,1994  news  What's your New Year's resolution for '95?  VARIETY SU, FOODS  ���NATUREWORKS  Nutrition Centre Inc.  womM Wfce to iw's/i yo��  a healthy Happy New Year!  WE WILL BE CLOSED JANUARY 1,2 & 3  LOGS  WANTED  Trevor and Margaret Birch say they no longer bother with New  Year's resolutions.  "We did when we were younger," says Margaret But these days,  "We don't have any bad habits."  Joe Calenda (right) says his personal aims for '95 are to "get  Into tetter shape and get a bit more sleep."  Tlno Calenda says he'd like to become rich in the New Year.  "Maybe If I save up my allowance..."  Saul Blakey, like the Birches,  says he doesn't have any  resolutions either this year  because, "Ufe really can't  change for me right now, so  there's nothing I can do  that'll make that big a  difference."  For Tony Hounslow, "quitting  smoking," is his goal for 1995,  after 20 years of the evil weed.  There'll be no patches or  Nicorettes, though. Hounslow  says he plans to go cold  TERMINAL  Forest Products Ltd.  Competitive Prices  886-7033  COAST5'NEWS  Serving the Sunshine Coast  from Egmont to Port Mellon  ��� since 1945  Work begins on Conwesfs  Sechelt Inlet hydro project  by Sandra Smith  Ground has broken on the $20 million hydro  project on Sechelt Creek.  A bridge was completed this month and Ihe  developers, Conwest Explorations, will invite tenders for close to $7 million of  pipeline work "sometime over the    ���^���^������������^���  holidays", said Ron Swanson,    ,., . ,        ,  Conwesfs wesl coasl manager.        yattytOtng, Wey are  The $150,000 bridge contract   going to improve that  was awarded to a Langley company and site-work was completed by a Sunshine Coast company,  Swanson said, adding more conslruction will begin this spring.  The 16 MegaWatt hydro plant      is scheduled lo connect with BC  Hydro's Clowholm Falls Generating Station by  April 1996.  The project should generate an annual $600,000  in provincial taxes, Swanson said.  The Sechelt Indian Band hopes to receive half of  lhal when their land claims are settled, said Band  Councillor Calvin Craigan al a November meeting  with Conwest. The band is requesting 50 per cent  of all royalties from industrial projects in their territories, he said.  court report  stream as a potential  spawning stream'  -Ron Swanson  Driving without due care  and attention  A car accident in which a  vehicle skidded off the highway,  striking a telephone pole and  sending two people to hospilal  resulted in a fine of $300 for a  20-year-old man Dec. 20.  Michael Hilderbrand was  fined in Sechell provincial court  afler pleading guilty to charges  of driving without due care and  attention under Ihe Motor Vehicle Act.  Court was lold Ihe accident  happened at aboul 10:15 pm,  Sept. 26, 1993 after Hilderbrand  rounded a corner near Chapman  Road on Highway 101 at about  130 km an hour.  The car wenl off lhe road and  struck the pole after he swerved  to avoid another vehicle slopped  on Ihe highway. A passenger in  lhe car received stitches and  three crushed vertebrae, while  Hilderbrand was hospitalized for  several weeks after the crash.  Driving while prohibited  A Gibsons man who crashed  his pick-up truck while he  wasn't supposed to be driving  received a $100 fine Dec. 20 in  provincial court.  Kenneth Dempster pleaded  guilty to driving while prohibited before a judge in Sechell.  Coun was told police attended an accident scene on the night  of Nov. 6, 1994 where a truck  had apparently rolled over and  had its rear end stuck in some  mud and while its nose was  lodged over a wire fence.  Dempster was not at the  scene, but later told police he  had been the driver.  In handing down his sentence, lhe provincial court judge  noted Dempster had several previous driving prohibitions and  told him, "If you come to lhe  court on another no drivers  licence charge, be prepared lo  bring your toothbrush."  Illegal fishing  A Gibsons man caught fishing without a license received a  $300 fine after pleading guilty to  Ihe offence under the Federal  Fisheries Act.  According to court documents, Peler Glazov was found  fishing without a licence in  Saanich Inlet, Sept. 13.  He appeared in Sechell  provincial court Dec. 13  Impaired driving, falling  to stop  A 33-year-old Sechelt man  was sent to jail for four months  after pleading guilty lo iwo  charges of impaired driving and  one charge of failing lo stop at  an accident scene.  John Haydahl appeared in  Sechelt provincial court Dec. 12.  According to court documents, two of Ihe incidents happened in July 1993, while one  occurred in April 1994.  Haydahl was sentenced to  Ihree months on one impaired  driving offence, four months on  Ihe second impaired charge and  three months for failing to stop.  The lime in custody is to be  served concurrently.  In addition, he was put on  probation for one year and prohibited from driving for two  years by Ihe judge.  Impaired driving  A 31-year-old Sechell man  was fined $500 after pleading  guilty lo impaired driving in an  incident which took place in  Sechelt July 10.  John Robert Glebe was also  prohibited from driving for one  year by Judge Shirley Giroday.  Break and enter  Two teenaged girls were  both given nine months probation and community work service hours afler pleading guilty  Dec. 20 to a house break-in in  Gibsons.  Court was lold the girls went  to Ihe home twice in September  of this year, and climbed in  ihrough a kitchen window, taking some loose change, beer,  wind chimes and a cordless  phone.  The wind chimes were later  spoiled hanging outside the residence of one of the girls.  In addition to community  work service, Ihe judge also  ordered the leens to write a letter of apology to the homeowner.  On the environmental front, Conwest has eased  some fears about the cost of a clean-up should environmental damage occur. Earlier this fall, a committee of the Sunshine Coast Regional District  (SCRD) asked Conwest to post an insurance bond  "to mitigate damage or loss to the  ���^~^~���   environment," said local MLA  and committee chair Gordon Wilson. He referred to the mess of  abandoned fish farms in Sechelt  Inlet and said he has received  more than two dozen letters from  people concerned the hydro project will damage fish habitat.  But the fact Conwest carries  i $15 million of environmental lia  bility insurance should negate any  need for a bond, Swanson said.  Wilson said he is now satisfied with Conwesfs  project which includes plans to build a spawning  channel in the creek.  "If anything, they are going to improve that  stream as a potential spawning stream," he said.  Conwest will also match a BC Hydro provision  of $15,000 per year which goes directly to an  SCRD park fund in lieu of taxes to the provincial  government, Swanson said.  Bigtrict of illicit  P.O. Bat 129.5645 Irtet Awnue, Sechelt. B.C. VON 3A0 Telephone (604) 886-1966 F��k (604) 966-7581  MUNICIPAL MEMO  Committee Meeting  Schedule  JANUARY 1995  Public Works/EnginMring CommlttM  Thursday, January 5,1995 at 2:30 p.m.  followed by the Parks, Recreation and  Arena Committee  Finance and Corporate Services  CommlttM  Wednesday, January 11,1995 at 2:00  p.m.  Environment CommlttM  Tuesday, January 24,1995 at 1:00 p.m.  followed by the Planning Committee at  2:00 p.m.  Community Liaison CommlttM  Wednesday, January 25th, 1995 at 2:30  followed by the Economic Development  Committee  Sechelt Ice Arena Schedule  January 1995  The Arena will be CLOSED on the  following dates:  Sunday, January 1st, 1995  Monday, January 2nd, 1995  Tuesday, January 3rd, 1995  Wednesday, January 4th, 1995  After January 1,1995 the Parent and Preschoolers  Skate will now take place as follows:  Fridays: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Schedule for Regular  Council Meetings  Regular Council Meeting: (1st and 3rd  Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m.)  for January: January 4,1995 and January  18,1995.  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See you all in 1995  community  george In gibsons  \ I   Hugh W. Jones  LAWYER  883-9525  To Advertise  in this Directory  phone Janice  at 885-3930  MICHAEL C. CROWE  Barrister ��� Solictor  Noury Public  Pender Harbour Legal Services  12874 Madeira Parte Rd..  Madeira Park  883-9875  G. FULTON HEATING  OIL BURNER SERVICE  \   ANNUAL CHECKING & CLEANING  ���   EMERGENCY SERVICE  885-2293  einoftie  Tar A Gravel, Shakes, Shingles,  Metal Roofs, Torch On, Durolds   ��222202   LOWINGS  WELDING LTD.  Garden Bay ��� 883-9122 ��  Fabrication ��� Welding  Sandblasting  Aluminum ��� Stainless Steel  Ray Hansen  Trucking  & Contracting  Gravel, Clearing  Septic Systems  883-9222  To List in this Directory  phone 885-3930  i��Mmm����i��i��HiHi��ttai����i��i��ift��i��\mmiu^iw��miM��iaaual  by George Cooper  The copper plaque says "This  portion of school ground is  given to Ihe children for all  time, in memory of my wife.  F.H. Bragg September 1932."  Once part of a small cairn on Ihe  Gibsons elementary grounds  alongside the highway, Ihe copper plaque had lain forgotten in  a school office cupboard for  more lhan 25 years only lo come  lo light when Ihe office was  remodelled this past summer.  Mr. Bragg's daughter Dollie  Heino and her husband Charlie  lived on "the one-lime Aslett  pre-emption adjacent lo Ihe  school and delved inlo the dairy  business in a small way" (The  West Howe Sound Slory.) It is  likely that Mr. Bragg owned all  or part of this former pre-emption. Further inquiries are underway into this fragment of the  history of schools on the Sunshine Coast.  Langdale  The school has a few thank-  yous to extend lo those who  have done special deeds for the  school: To Gale Woodhouse  who both assembled and donated the gourmet hamper raffle; to  Katie Janyk for her generous  donation to that hamper; to  Lynn and Keith for countless  hours of labour in Ihe cookbook  project; and to ihe parents who  toiled looking after the intermediate skating outing.  Christmas memories  Afler the Christmas school  concert everyone awaited  breathless for the arrival of the  MWt   "* tsi'i  ���A\\\\\\\\\. ����� ' J  A    ����� _\  SERVICE^^  Wr*    ""  ^B  '-  JLm-WL%  _-tA?   -Wt  *j%.*Axr*M  m. c u>,..'vV  W. /u*-rt </>>"*���+/*"**',  '/  fl)'  i��mi>;  ���f-  SAAN's In Gibsons raised over $590 for their annual Salvation Army Christmas Cheer Fund through  the sale of Christmas gift boxes In November and December. Store manager Maureen Graham hands  over the big money to Salvation Army representative CpL Dawn Hansen. Joel Johnstone photo  guest of honour of the evening.  Canon Alan Greene came as  Santa Claus every year, The  Nelson Island Story tells us, and  he told the children how many  seals he'd eaten on the way  from the North pole. Wilh a pillow stuffed under his red jacket  he did shake like jelly when he  laughed. The perfect Santa  Claus.  Folk ate well and heartily at  the community dinner Dec. 14,  19S0. Whal was different for the  islanders, unlike gatherings in  the city, was Ihe getting there  and the building they had for a  hall. Everyone came by boat,  some in fishboats, others in  kickers. Cold wel travelling did  not dampen the jovially of the  gathering. .The unused camp  cookhouse available for the  occasion was situated atop a  sleep bank. Boats anchored off  shore and came to the slippery  ramp by skiff which had been  brought to the place just for the  occasion.  People filled paper plates  with turkey, their choice of six  vegetables, cranberry or apple  sauce, etc. all procured by shopping trips by boat to the store or  delivered by coasl freighter to  their home cove.  After dinner a display of  home cooking, candies and novelties was soon sold out. Then  home, a drizzly-cold rain blowing over them, before darkness  closed in. "The phosphorescence stirred up behind the boal  was like silver Christmas bells  dancing in the water."  Taking a look at Coast Christmas shopping  by Jane Seyd  Good, bad or indifferent, the  final tally on Christmas business  for Sechelt shopowners depends  on who you ask this year.  For Lee Taylor of Pastimes,  Ihere was "no big growth, no big  loss," ihis December over other  years, but people were waiting  for later in Ihe monlh to dive into  Christmas shopping.  "It started slow and ended up  fine," he said.  For the younger set, items like'��'  Lego, board games and craft kits  were the big sellers, while not  many people were picking up  big-ticket items, said Taylor.  Over at Trail Bay Sports,  Gord Clayton said for his business that trend was reversed,  wilh overall Christmas sales and  traffic down slightly this year,  "but the people we had were  spending money."  Clayton said it's likely a certain percentage of local people  still headed in to Vancouver to  do their Christmas shopping:  "People are getting very discount  oriented."  Keenan Graham, owner of  Workwear World in Sechelt, was  one of the few store owners who  was actually busier this Christmas than last year. Sales for  almost every day leading up to  Dec. 25 increased this year, he  said, with the mens clothing sec-  lion especially busy.  Most people were buying  everyday items rather than lavish  gifts, he said, bul Christmas still  accounts for a fairly hefty chunk  of most retail outlets' annual  sales.  For other merchants, however, Christmas this year was  unmistakably lousy.  Said Margaret Humm of Marlee Fashions, "It wasn't as good  M  fttnnltttttk JCift 3*3  French  Cuisine  with a  West Coast  Flair  OpenforDinner  from 5:30pm  FRI >SAT* SUN'MON  foot of Gower PtRd  886-2188  Westcoasl  Cuisine  Wilson Creek  Family Restaurant  Seniors' & Children's Menus  Oye. 7 dip, met. 1 KamUprn ��� hi ill 9  Wilson Creek Plaza ���885-7794  Feature of the Week  885-5811  5454 Trail Ave.  Sechelt  Mon-Fri  7 am - 2:30 pm, 5-8:30 pm  Sat & Sun Open 8 am  NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIALS  Dinner 5-9 pm ��� Reservations recommended  APPETIZERS  Sesame Prawns with Honey Dijon Sauce ��� $6.50  Marinated Seafood Salad - $6.50  Escargots in Puff Pastry with Garlic Butter - $6.50  ENTREES  Beef Wellington-$19.95  New York Steak with Garlic Prawns - $18.95  Halibut Florentine with Fresh Hollandaise and Spinach - $16.95  Chicken Cordon Bleu - $16.95  DESSERT  White Chocolate Swan with Rich Chocolate Mousse and Fresh Fruit Sauce - $3.75  HAPPY NEW Y*EAR!  Restaurant  Waterfront Dining  in the heart of Sechelt  Breakfast ��� Lunch ��� Dinner  7 Days a Week  OPEN NEW YEAR'S EVE  DINNER Spm-9pm  *��St*W770MH<0����MBin  DRIFTWOOD INN  Trail & Teredo, Sechelt  8SS-SSII  as last year or two years ago."  Humm blamed the slow business on a the lack of a left-hand  turn off Cowrie, which she said  has hurt sales as much as 20 per  cenl.  Shoppers "don'l come this  way," she said. "We're not very  pleased aboul it."  Another Cowrie Streel merchant, Rick Dickson of Sechell  Hardware, said Christmas was  busy in terms of traffic, but it'll  be a while before the smoke  clears on Ihe accounts. "We  haven't even looked at Ihe books  yel."  Most boxing day sales were  apparently happening off Ihe  Coast Ihis year, with only a couple of businesses open in Sechell  on Dec. 26 or 27.  For some local merchants, il's  a philosophical decision. "I don't  feel il's really cool to charge full  price on Monday then half price  on Tuesday," said Taylor.  Others, like Keenan, felt local  merchants should make more  effort. "People were complaining  the mall wasn't open, " he said  on Tuesday. "Today you can'l  hardly get a cup of coffee on the  main street."  By Wednesday, however,  after-Christmas shoppers were  beginning to explore some local  sales and clearances on Christmas ilems. Said Clayton, "I'm  nol unhappy with Ihe amount of  traffic in here."  MMII  IIIVV  Come explore  the cave at  Order your shortbread  cookies or specialty  desserts now!  OPEN DAILY FROM  6:00 AM TO 11:00 PM  BREAKFAST  ���LIGHT LUNCHES  ���CAPPUCCINO  ���ESPRESSO  GIBSONS PARK PIAZA  886-3165  LEES  Forms Recipe Ouden  Taste llie "fyAtoanetl  iat lit,  Take Out  ��� Origional Famous Recipe or  Crispy (Spicy) Chicken  ��� Lee's Legendary Gravy  ��� Fries  ��� Mashed potatoes  ��� Salads  ��� Desserts  ��� Soft Drinks  ken  OPEN NEW YEAR'S EVE  AND NEW YEAR'S DAY  Delivered  within  3 miles  (Free with  min. $15  order otherwise  $3 charge)  IUm-9pm ��� 7 days ��� 5760 Teredo St. ��� 885-4339  Seasons greetings  OPEN NEW YEARS EVE  ...,_���- _.  UNTIL 3 A.M.   5590  885-8921   *H��'  WAKE UP!*  AND SMOL IK COREL  The ftohcstml best brewed  cofltei the wortd has to offer."  Cvpucdno ��� Lattc ���  E*NMo��Mocto>lndCoffMs|  INSIDE THE  OMEGA  RESTAURANT  Villi  I l< .  SUNNYCREST MALL,  GIBSONS ��� 886-8312  1,000 previously viewed  movies for sale  $9.95 each Coast News, December 29,1994  community  roberts creek  by Katharine Trueman  885-2282  As we gaze at all the gaily  decorated evergreen trees, we  begin to wonder where it all  began. Since the earliest days  the bringing of evergreens  indoors at Christmastide has  been one of lhe firsl ways of  giving the home a festive air. It  has been recorded lhal Ihe  graceful cuslom of using evergreens has its rools in the profound reverence of Ihe ancients  for all nalural phenomena. To  their simple and unartificial  minds, nature was everywhere  and alive. Every fountain had its  spirit, every mountain ils deity,  and every water, grove and  meadow its supernatural associations. The whisperings of Ihe  trees through Iheir leafy boughs  was Ihe subtle speech of the god  who dwelt within, while the  sound of the waves breaking  over the pebbly beach was the  joyous laughter of the divinities  of the sea.  Il is certain as history records  that evergreens were not firsl  used for their decorative value  but for Iheir ability to bring the  world of nature indoors. Trinkets on trees date from the early  Roman days and the use of  evergreens was so closely associated wilh the garlands of  pagan days thai in many of Ihe  early church celebrations Ihey  were not allowed, ll was not  until the 16th century that  Christian houses were commonly decoraled.  Today in many homes our  trees are perhaps a record of our  family tradition with many decorations dating back when we  were small or perhaps even further back. The lights to me symbolize new beginnings and  lights the way to the New Year.  Have a very happy holiday season.  Salvation Army  Last week well over 75 volunteers and guests altended the  annual Salvation Army community Christmas dinner held at  Camp Sunrise. Captain Hansen,  Ihe corps officer said she was  utterly amazed lhal al leasl 30  volunteers donated turkeys,  made monetary contributions,  made special decorations,  picked up guests, set tables, prepared vegetables, carved turkey,  and cooked lhe dinner, ll was  wonderful. Many Creekers were  involved - it had to be done lo  ensure thai everyone had a wonderful time.  The dinner itself had a very  festive tone and lhe aroma of  the traditional turkey filled lhe  dining hall. Children were  buzzing wilh excitement while  the grownups were busy visiting  and enjoying lhe evenl. Over 80  Thun Tim Ht.-Ft.  0345  0820  1330  2105  13.7  11.5  15.1  2.0  Mon   Time Ht.-Ft  0650 15.9  1215 10.7  1710    14.3  Frt   Tlnw Ht.-Ft.  0440  0925  1420  2155  14.6  11.7  15.0  1.2  TllM   Tim Ht-Ft.  0010 1.6  0730 16.0  1305 10.1  1805 13.8  SM Tim Ht-Ft.  0530  1025  1515  2240  15.3  11.6  14.9  .9  Wwl   Tim Ht-Ft.  0055 2.5  0805 16.0  1400 9.5  1900 13.2  REFERENCE: Point Atkinson  Pacific Standard/Time  For Skookumchuk Narrows add  1 hr. 40 min. plus 5 mln. lor each It.  of rise and 7 min. for each ft. of (all  Season's Greetings  and Happy New Year  from all of us  at Tideline marine  i  MAVERICK COACH LINES  Daily Service to Vancouver  Leaving  Powell River  Madeira Park  Sechelt  Upper Gibsons  Roberts Creek Elementary students pre-Christmas celebrations wrapped up with their annual  Christmas play, a presentation by each division of v i iter scenes and entertainment.  Joel Johnstone photo  pounds of turkey, 40 pounds of  carrots, 50 pounds of potatoes  and 36 pounds of broccoli with  cream sauce was consumed. Not  to mention, dressing, gravy and  a fresh garden salad. The meal  finished with freshly baked pies  and tarts.  Bella Burnett from the  Creek, once again outdid herself  wilh her very creative puppet  show. 'Tinsel Linda' was a  favourite with the younger set.  Members of the corps performed a unique Christmas play  and then distributed gifts to all  in attendance. One volunteer  summed it all up by saying that  this was his sixth year to be  involved and it did not seem  like Christmas without spending  time sharing to help others learn  the true meaning of Christmas.  The Gibsons Corps wishes to  lhank all of the many volunteers  and supporters to help make this  the besl Christmas dinner yet.  TIDELINE *  Parts ��� Repairs ��� Sales  ��� Service     IvIAn  885-4141 5637 Wharf Road. Sechell     LTD  Mon. - Sal  8am - 6pm  MARINE  DID YOU KNOW?  10,331,000 adults in English Canada read  a community newspaper every week.  8:15am & 4:30pm  10:45am & 6:45pm  11:35am & 7:30pm  11:55am & 7:55pm  Sunshine Coast  Professional  Directory  Sponsored by:  iv.  COAST NEWS  IWEERENDER!  CLIP & SAVE I  .  .���^.................... m��j��p - "lIpYsav  886-2242 SCllCClllIC  VANCOUVER - SECHELT PENINSULA  nrrtTi  HORSESHOE BAY ��� LANGDALE  Leave Langdale Leave Horseshoe Bay  6:20 am       2:30  8:30 4:30 pm  10:30 6:30  12:25pmM  8:20M  M-danele Henri* Sue  7:30 am  9:30 M  11:30  1:15 pm  3:30  5:30 pm  7:25 M  9:15  Laava Earl* Cove  6:40 am      *30pm  8:20 6:30  10:30 8:30  1225 pmM   10:20 M  JERVIS INLET  COVE ��� SALTERY BAY  LtivtStlttiyBay  5:45 am    3:30 pm  7:35  9:30 M  11:30  EXTttASAWNGS: Howl Sound Olt 1(1,1994 and May 2, 199S- Leave Honehoe Bay 11 OO pm, Leave Langdale 10:10 pm. knislnltt Oct 7,  9,10. Dec 23,2<i6,27.28, !99<Apt. 14.15,16. !7,Mayl9.20,;i,22,1995 LeavTE����sCQw;:30pm.Lej>eSallwvBavlJ0  SUSSEX  REALTY  ^=  ItWLwtAt usrma leader m sales of mows a momrty.  ,.. * . Si^��^I!!^,iu<j!��!?IJI'.%;?r.2iS0.u?.  SUSSEX  REALTY  The TOP SELLING OI IK  N   (IIBSONS  (Multiple Lama Leader m Sales of Homes 6 Property)  Ooiolif evcils nut bt updated moitkly  We reserve the right lo edit submissions foe brevity  All submissions should refer to non-profit events  of genuine community interest  Items will be listed three weeks prior to Ihe event.  DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS WEDNESDAY NOON FOR MONDAY DISTRIBUTION  Notice Board  SATURDAY, OECEMKR11  Welcome Such Community Awn Naw  Year's Eve Party, 9 pm. Ring in tha new  year with Iriends and neighbours at the  hall Bring your own lood and refreshments Champagne at midnight Tea and  coflee. hals and party lavours supplied  55 Into Donna. 685 0246  THURSDAY, JANUARY S  RNABC Workshop lor RNABC members. NAa and LPNs 9 am-2 30 pm. Pre  register by Jan 3 For more info. Laurean  Raid. 185-479)  FRIDAY, JANUARY*  S.C. Natural History Society monthly  meeting, 7:30 pm, S.C. Arts Centre,  Sechell Quest speaker: Jan Kotaska.  Topic: A Naturalists Vl.lt to ttta  Galapagos Islands Everyone Is welcome  lo enioy Jans presentation ol hat recant  trip to one ot the most unique natural  areas In the world. And If you think tha  show is good, you should see our raffle!  SATURDAY, JANUARY 7  S.C. Minor Hockey Bantam C Division  Botlle Drive Pick up or drop olf. Into: 685-  0959 or 886-4958  MONDAY, JANUARY*  St. Mary'e Hoapltal Auxiliary. Sechelt  branch Annual Qeneral Meeting. 11:00  am. Wharf Restaurant. Tickets 68 50 at  Bobbie's Shoes or 885-6301 until Jan. 3.  S.C. Peace Qroup meeling, 7:30 pm,  8146 Redrooffs Rd Ralreshmenta.  Everyone welcome Info: 666-9151 or  865-4353  MONDAY, JANUARY 1*  S.C. Reeourcee Council monthly meeting, 7:30 pm, SCRD boardroom, Sechelt.  Quest speaker from Centre for  Sustainability Info: 685-3484  MISCELLANEOUS  Xmas Ught Dlaplay at the Weals', night  ly to Jan t 6:30-10 pm Oldershaw Rd  A Hwy 101 (west ol Pen Hotel). Roberts  Creek  SL Mary's Hospital Auxiliary the Thrift  Shop on Cowrie St is closed lor Xmas  holidays Please save your donations  until re-opening. Jan 3,1995  i Exhibit through Dec 30. Quay  Gallery, Lower Qibsons  Al-Anon Are you concerned about  someone's drinking? There's help for you  In Al-Anon Mondaya, 8 pm, Sechelt  Health Unit: Wednesdays, noon, Action  Centra. Sechelt Info: Qail. 885-0101 or  Shelly. 685 6490 52  S.C. Women'* Centre ��� Moo-Thurs., 1-6  pm. Support and Inlormation for all  women 5845 Wharf St., Sechelt. Into:  (85-4088. 62  Elphlnetone Pioneer Muaaum, 718  Winn Rd., across Irom Post Olfice.  Qibsons. New winter hours are Mon..  Tues, Wad. A Sat. 1-5 pm. Exhibits  cover the vast range ol Coast history  from the near to the distant past. Ail  areas and aspects ot our heritage are  explored on two floors |am-packed with  fascinating displays. Be sure to drop by  soon. Admission by donation. Call 886-  6705 tor more Into.  Parent-Tot Drop-In: for parenta with children up to 5. 9:30-11 30 am ai the following locations: Qibsons United Church Hall  (Mon.. Tues., Wed., Fri); Sechelt St  Hilda's Church Hall (Mon. A Tues):  Wilson Creek Community Hall (Thurs.)  Into: Community Services, 685-5661.  Prenatal Claaaaa: Olbaona Heallh Unit  Next Early Class - Jan 10, 1995: Late  Feb 7, 14, 21 4 March 14 Sechelt  Health Unit Early Class - Feb 7, 1995:  late Class Jan 3, 10, 17 with a  Breastfeeding follow-up In Gibsons Jan  3). Next Postnatal Class ��� Dec 20 In  Gibsons All above Prenatal Classes are  from 7 to 9 pm Please register early as  classes fill up quickly. To register tor  Qibsons classes: 686-5600. Sechell  classes 885-5164  Sexually Transmitted Dleeeae Clinic:  (Hiv information, counselling and test*  Ing) Phone for appointment in Qibsons  866-5600. Sechelt 685-5164  Single t Pregnant? Call the Heallh Unit  -866 5600.  Prenelel Hoapltal Tour: phone St  Mary's Hospital switchboard to arrange  for tour, 885-2224. Prenatal only.  Parant A Baby Drop-In gives parents an  opportunity to meet other parents and  discuss common concerns. The group  gathers every Tuesday Irom 1:15 to 3:30  pm at 494 S Fletcher, Qibsons and In  Sechelt at 5571 Inlet on Wednesdays  from 1-3:30 pm.  School Entry Booster Clinic*: A booster dose of diphtheria, tetenus and pertussis Is important for children entering  school. Gibsons clinics - 886-5600;  Sacholt clinics - 885-5164.  Needle   Exchange:  Thursdays, 3-4 pm, Qibsons Health Unit.  Mondays   &  Woman'a AA Meeting, Women's  Resource Centre. Inlo: Carolyn, 885-  4672.  Recovery, Inc. offers a serf-help method  to overcome the negative feelings that  come hom fear, anger, depression and  constant anxiety 7:30-9:30 pm, The  Wellness Centre. Qibsons. Into: 886-  8028 62  Fibromyalgia Support Qroup, 7-9 pm,  Coast Garibaldi Health Unit. Gibsons 26  Sunahine Toastmasters meat. 7:30 pm.  Community Use Room, Chaater Rd  Firehall, Qibsons. Improve your commu*  nlcation and public speaking skills in a  lun and supportive environment - all  guests welcome. Into: 885-4049  TUESDAYS  "Living With Cancer" Support Qroup  meets every other Tuesday. Kirkland  Centre. Davis Bay, 1 pm. Info 686-5881  or 886-6369  Exerclee Programme In tha Qlbaona  Pool tor people with arthritis, noon-1230  pm every Tuesday. Cost 12. 52  WEDNESDAYS  Adoleecent Survivor Protect a weakly  support group for lemale adolescent survivors (13-18 years) of childhood sexual  abuse, rap* and/or sexual harassment.  Begins Jan 11/94. Into: Trysh or Carol at  885-5881  Postpartum Dapraaalon Support  Qroup - Gibsons Heallh Unit, 1 -3 pm  Shornclitle Auxiliary meets third  Wednesday of each month at Shorncliffe.  Info: 885-1915 52  Seclwlt Village Realdente Aasn meets  fourth Wednesday of each month, 7 pm,  Greenecourt Hall Into: 885-5078  THURSDAYS  3Ce Weight Loaa Support Oroup  meets afternoons 10 30 12 30pm. call  886-2692. and evenings 6 30 8 00pm,  call 866-7159, at the United Church,  Glassford Rd.. Qibsons.  Birth Control Clinic. Coast-Qarlhaldl  Health Unit, 494 S. Fletcher, 7 9 pm.  Confidential service - everyone welcome.  No appointment needed Into: 885-7770.  Adult Rscrsatlonal Volleyball, 7:30-  9:30 pm, Elphinstone Secondary Drop In  $3 Info: 886-8779 52  FRIDAYS  Breaet Self-Exam Clinic: First Friday of  each month, 7:30-9 pm, Qibsons Health  UnH.  United Church Thrill Shop, 1-3 pm,  church basement, lane ofl Trueman  Road. i 10        Coast News, December 29, 1994  PUBLIC  NOTICE  AVIS  PUBLIC  community  Mariners are advised that speed restrictions and exclusion areas have been  declared and will be actively enforced within the limits ol Gibson* Public  Harbour.  Vessels shall nol navigate at a speed in excess of 7 knot* when within 300  metres of the shore or other vessels. In addition, no vessel shall be operated  in a manner lhal is dangerous or disruptive to other persons or mariner*.  Vessels are prohibited from operating wilhin designated swimming area* In the  Harbour.  These restrictions apply to all vessels regardless ol size and also include  personal water craft.  Operators violating these restrictions will be subject to Criminal prosecution  and penalties.  Canadian Coasl Guard, Harbours and Ports Division.  Les navigaleurs qui circulenrt dans le port de Gibsons sont pricis de respecter  les iitnites de Vitesse et les zones d'interdiction cidessous. Ces restrictions  seront rigoureusemenl appliqu 5as  II est interdil de dOpasser la Vitesse de 7 noeuds lorsquon se trouve a moins  de 300 mitres du rivage ou dun autre bateau. Et il est interdil de conduire de  la?on a constituer un danger pour les autres.  II est interdit de circular dans les endroits rdservds a la baignade.  Ces restrictions s'appliquent a lous les bateaux, quelle quart soil la laille, y  compris les vehicules nautiques personnels.  Toute personne trouvOe en situation d'mlraction sera poursuivie au criminel el  soumise aux sanctions prevuos par la Loi.  Garde cotiOre canadienne, Division des havres el des ports.  CanadS  sechelt scenario  by Margaret Watt, 885-3364  I hope everyone's Christmas  was what Ihey hoped for and  thai the New Year will bring  you prosperity and good luck.  In Ireland where I spent my  youth, New year's day came and  went without much ado. It  wasn't until I arrived in Scotland at age 17 that I was introduced to whal is called Hogmanay, ll was terrific. Certain  customs were faithfully  observed: a dark-haired man  was always the firsl to enter the  house afler New Year's had  been rung in. He had to be carrying a piece of coal, the meaning of which escapes me now. I  remember we danced in the  street and called on neighbours  until the wee hours. Those were  ihe days, eh? Have a happy and  safe New Year.  Healing Arts fair  Looking forward into the  New Year, don't miss Ihe Healing Arts Fair on Salurday, Jan.  28 from 11 am to 4 pm. This  event brings together alternative  heallh practitioners with demonstrations and lots of information.  Admission is $3. Don't forget to  Sechelt Mayor Earl Basse draws the winning ticket or the Lions Club Boat Cruise from the basket at  Trail Bay Mall Thursday. Earl John of Sechelt won a seven day Caribbean cruise and Michel  Fletcher of Gibsons won $500 second prize. Joel Johnstone photo  pick up your 1995 brochure of  Continuing Education, as there  are lots of courses for you to  choose from to do these long  dark evenings.  Last column  I'm sad to say this will be my  last column. I've had fun wriling  it but now it's time to move on.  My everlasting thanks to Ihose  kind people who phoned me  with items to print or who took  time to come lo my place of  work and leave a message. I  your local  present the great  Boxing Week Sales Even  ���r-f^V  .��  &  ftf  We're looking to shake things up with $500' Holiday Cash Back on world class wheels.  1995 Dodge Dakota Club Cab  ��� Standard driver's side air bag  ��� 4-speed automatic transmission  ��� Available 5.2 litre V8 engine  ��� AM/FM stereo cassette  ��� Available 4-wheel anti-lock brakes  ��� Rear sliding window and more  1995 Eagle Talon  ��� Standard front dual air bags  ��� Available 16-valve 2.0 litre 210 HP turbo  charged engine  ��� Air conditioning  ��� Front and rear independant wishbone  suspension  ��� Power locks, windows and more  Special Holiday Cash Back of  III  1995 Jeep'yj  ��� Available 4.0 litre 180HP 6 cyl. engine  ��� Moat powerful engine in class  ��� Shift on the Hy 4-wheel drive  ��� Removable soft top  ��� Optional hard top  ��� AM/FM stereo  ��� Power brakes, all terrain tires and more  jJ___S_  Special Holiday Cash Back of  ^5  Till  w         -              ���  1995 Dodge Caravan/  Plymouth Voyager  ��� Standard front dual air bags  ��� Standard side impact beams  ��� V6 engine/automatic transmission  ��� Air conditioning  ��� Seven passenger seating and more  24T Pkg  1995 Dodge Ram  ��� The safety of a driver's side air bag  & side door impact beams  ��� 5.2 litre 220hp V8 Magnum engine  ��� 4-speed automatic transmission  ��� Rear step type bumper  ��� Over-sized fold-down centre  storage console and more  Includes $750 factory rebate  JM   $19,788  laa*~toe*ale*m. Waf____t  jks     -*soo  1995 Chrysler Intrepid  ��� Standard front dual air bags  ��� Standard side door impact beams  ��� Air conditioning  ���3.3 litre V6 engine  ��� 4-speed automatic  ��� Power windows/locks and more  Z2C Pkg  IpKUHoMat  earthen  $21,188  >2Q,688  $500' Holiday Cash Back applies to all packages on above vehicles and other select '94s and '95s.  Chrysler's Boxing Week Sales Event runs Dec. 26-31 Holiday hours and dates may vary. See Dealer for details.  Hurry in, because when it's over, it's over!  GOLDKey-  SEE YOUR LOCAL CHRYSLER AND JEEP/EAGLE DEALERS.  DEALERS YOU CAN BELIEVE IN  ' S500 tosh availobie in oddihon to<urrent liHemives on select vehnles only. Ar portiripating dealers Limited time olfer. See Dealer lor details. "Price indude^fraighrol SSIOIOodge Carovoo/Plyinoulh Voyoger). S760(Chrvsler ���< iikvm.i.k  Innepidl. and eitludes license, insurance, reparation, ond loies.Pr��e includes factory rebate S750(toiovon/Voyooeil, ond $500 hofdoy cosh bock, factory rebate includes G5I. United time odd. Dealer may sell lor less        ",Jr " f'li) stRVI< E  delivery must be taken Irom Dealer inventory See dealer lor details  *****  could never have done il for all  these years without your help.  My lhanks also lo those kind  souls who made a point of  telling me Ihey enjoyed reading  Sechell Scenario. You made my  day. Thank you all.  dockside davis bay  by Jo-Anne Sheanh, 885-3629  The end of the old year is fast  approaching and we are aboul to  embark on a brand new one ���  I99S. ll is about now that we  take time lo reflect on whal has  gone before and hopefully, what  we may learn from il and perhaps  improve on.  The dictionary defines 'nostalgia' as a yearning for things of  the past and while we may Ihink  on these things, may we also  look forward wilh hope and confidence lhat our world will be a  belter place than il was before.  This past year saw a deluge of  news on the OJ Simpson case,  much of it sickening and more  graphic than was probably necessary.  The royal family continued lo  make headlines wilh Prince  Charles' intimate revelations,  much lo the distress of Ihe queen;  and Ihe possibility of princess Di  relocating lo Ihe US caused a  great kefuffle in Ihe royal household. American news continues  lo dominate our media with stories of Ihe passings of such  notaries as Jacqueline Kennedy  Onassis, super stars Burt Lancaster and Jessica Tandy, and of  course, the joining together of  Iwo very rich kids, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley  In sports, the Canucks came  within a goal posl of winning the  Stanley Cup, while the BC Lions  managed to bring home ihe Grey  Cup for the third time in their  history. NHL owners, trying lo  cap the runaway player salaries,  have refused to drop Ihe puck  until the players cave in. Meanwhile, hockey fans in North  America have been forced lo get  a life and to some, il hasn't been  easy. I wonder how many wives  have quietly cheered?  The pros and cons of abortion  continue to be a hot issue with  neither side winning - only making more enemies for both sides.  China is in Ihe news almost daily,  particularly since prime minister  Chretien and his delegation made  a visit there. More and more  goods stamped made in China  are showing up on our store  shelves, a sign that China will be  a force in the world by the year  2000. Who can hold back thai  many people?  Premier Jacques Parizeau's  power play lo make Quebec  independent makes most Canadians uneasy, both politically and  aesthetically. So much depends  on keeping Canada one nation,  solid and undivided, economically as well as culturally.  Aren't we on the right path  when Ihe Nobel Peace Prize is  awarded to former enemies Yasser Arafat of the PLO, the Israeli  prime minister Yitzhak Rabin  and foreign minister Shimon  Peres? A good omen for 1995?  Let's hope so.  For those of you who don't  want to venture far from home  New Year's Eve, there is a buffet  dinner-dance at the Davis Bay  Rib House, formerly Desperadoes. Dinner is at 7:30 followed  by dancing at 9 pm to? Music  will be provided by Shirley U  Jest and the cost is only $20 per  person. For tickels call Wendy or  Dennis at 885-8800. community  Coast News, December 29,1994        11  hallmoon happenings  by Ruth Forrester, 885-2418  By Ihe time you read Ihis Santa Claus will  have been to your house, you will have had  your fill of turkey and goodies, you will  have been reunited with old friends and family. You will also be having a short rest until  the next big celebration - New Year. That is  always Ihe big one for we who hale from  Scotland when the goodbye to the old year  and the welcoming in of the new year is a  time mixed with nostalgia and with happiness.  This time of year can be a particularly sad  time for many who have lost loved ones and  in particular our hearts are filled with sorrow  at the passing of someone who was a good  friend to many and who will be missed.  Bernie Ackerman of Halfmoon Bay left this  world last week after a long spell of illness  which he fought with btavery as he did when  a member of the armed services in World  War II. Bernie loved to sing and was a popular member of the 69era until a few months  ago. A community minded citizen, he had  been on the executive of Ihe Welcome Beach  Communily Association for several years. At  the time of wriling I am unable lo pass on  any information regarding a funeral, except  to say lhat the date for a memorial service  will be announced later. At this sad time our  heartfelt sympathy goes out to his widow  Dorothy and to his family. May Bernie rest  in peace.  On Dec. 23 our old friend Mary Shannon  had another milestone in her life. Mary celebrated her 92nd birthday and I know that Ihe  harbour highlights  by Debbie Roosen, 883-2920  Hope your New Year's is as beauliful  and healthy as my Christmas was. The  whole family gives their love and support  while the weather has been good and  delightful, I haven't had much news to  write so please call and let us know whal  is going on in our harbour.  good wishes of all go out to her. She is doing  fine and is being well cared for in Shorncliffe. Happy birthday Mary, from all of us.  At this lime I would like lo say a special  thank you to the kind people who have  called to say how much they will miss the  Halfmoon Bay Happenings column. Sometimes il seems like a thankless task when  writing a column week after week and year  afler year.  One often wondered if anyone bothered  to read it, and il seemed like the only time a  comment was made would be if someone's  name was misspelled or a wrong date given.  So it really felt good to know that some folks  did enjoy the column.  We still have a couple more lo go but  since this is the last one until January I  would like to wish happy new year to John  and Fran Burnside wherever they are.  Received a nice long letter from Ronnie  Dunn who requested that her good wishes be  passed on to her many friends on the Sunshine Coast.  Cheers till nexl year.  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':'**,% '.':��� /;-.";!--:  JONES &  WHITELEY  885-4151  WILSON CREB  -  ESPLEN  ACCOUNTING  8864966  Sunshine Coast Crecft Union  Maf(e this 9{ezv year's (Day the  Beginning of a beautiful year*..  m  nr  SUPER  VALU  886-2424  PHARMASAVE  GIBSONS  886-7213  STUART FLOCKHART,  DENTURIST  885-2633  SUNSHINE COAST  INSURANCE AQEHOESLfft  886-7751,885-2291  GILLIGANS PUB/  BEER & WINE  885-4148  THE WHARF  RESTAURANT  885-7285  OCEANVIEW SERVICE  & CAR WASH  885-7543  SECHELT  PHARMASAVE  885-9833  NOVA  JEWELLERY LTD  885-2421  SECHELT FIREPLACE  A OAS CENTRE  885-7171  COASTAL  ROADS  886-8243  DIRECT  DISPOSAL  188-4246  WrW  m___  WALTS  AUTOMOTIVE  886-9500  SOPROVICH  A CO.  CLAYTONS  HERITAGE MARKET  885-2025  ���  PACIFICA  PHARMACY  885-9614  fkase don't drin/^& drive  Have a safe and prosperous ty.w year'.  If you spot a drinking driver, call the RCMP Gibsons: 886-2245 ��� Sechelt: 885-22661  BLUE WAVE CABS  Opsn 24 hours a day  Qibsons: 886-3333  taehoKi 888-2227  Stay homa...call  DIAL-A-BOTTLE  886-0951  Opsn 7 days a wsok  Thl* mossago brought to you bo Ihosm commvnffy minded buslnmssms  SUNSHINE COAST  TRANSIT  885-3234  AUTO-PRO ROWLAND  BRAKE & MUFFLER  885-7600  FLAIR CANOPIES  & LIGHT TRUCK  ACCESSORIES  885-4175  MCDONALDS  888-1005  i  X^^HZ*^  MARINA  PHARMACY  883-2888  SECHELT SCHOOL  BUS SERVICE LTD  885-2513  WAKEFIELD  INN 12  Coast News, December 29, 1994  1,000 SQUARE FEET  of office/retail space for lease  in Sechelt.  Excellent street-front location  in Trail Bay Centre.  (Cowrie Street)  For more information, please  contact the  COAST NEWS  885-3930  886-2622  RECYCLE THIS NEWSPAPER  Award winner  A reception was held at the  Arts Cenlre on Sunday,  Dec. 11 to present Patrick  Hughes with the 1994  Gillian Lowndes award. He  is shown here with Gillian's  daughter Alanna Fraser-  Lowndes and the president  of the Sunshine Coast Arts  Council Maureen Jennings.  photo submitted  district of ��>rc))dt  P.O. Box 129,5545 Inlet Avenue, SecheH B.C. VON 3A0 Telephone (604) 885-1986 Fax:(604)885-7591  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the District of Sechelt has received application  to amend Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 22,1987:  Subject 1:   Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 22 - 42,1994  That: Lot 147, District Lot 304, Plan 18819  Lot 32, District Lot 304, Plan 21109  Lot 30, District Lot 304, Plan 19523  Lot 22, District Lot 304, Plan 17782  Lot 19 & 21, District Lot 304, Plan 17781  Lot 1, District Lot 304, Plan 19113  Lots 5 & 6, District Lot 304, Plan 20472  Lots 26 to 35, Block Q, District Lot 304, Plan 15852  Lots 2 to 4, District Lot 303 & 304, Plan 15801  Strata Plan LMS943  Lot C, District Lot 304, Plan LMP15000  Lots 26 & 27, District Lot 304, Plan 15854  Lots 30 to 35, District Lot 304, Plan 15854  Lots 48 to 50, District Lot 304, Plan 15675  Lot A, District Lots 303 & 304, Plan VAP23109  Lot 1, District Lot 303, Plan 17766  Lots 2 & 3, District Lot 303, Plan 19968  (the 'Properties') as shown on Schedule "A" shall befcome pfert of Development'  Permit Area 5 (Downtown Central Business'Dlstrict and Apartment Area) so that  Development Permit Area 5 will be amended as shown in bold dashed line on  Schedule "B" to Bylaw 22 - 42 with the effect that development on the above  properties will have to comply with the guidelines for that Development Permit  Area.  TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a Public Hearing for the purpose of hearing all  persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed  bylaws is scheduled as follows:  Date:    Wednesday, January 11th, 1995  Time:   7:00 pm  Place:    Senior Citizen's Association of B.C. Hall  5604 Trail Avenue, Sechelt B.C.  The foregoing is a synopsis of the bylaws only, rather than an interpretation.  Written submissions regarding the proposed bylaws will also be recieved.  These submissions may be submitted at the Public Hearing or should be  received in the District of Sechelt Municipal Hall, 5545 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt,  B.C. VON 3A0, (facsimile number - 885-7591) forty-eight hours prior to the  hearing. No further information or representation can be considered by the  Council after the Public hearing is terminated.  wumjj --**  The bylaws may be inspected at the District of Sechelt Municipal Hall during office  hours, from December 20th, 1994 to January 11th, 1995, Monday through Friday,  excepting holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Telephone enquiries should be directed  to the Planning Department of the District of Sechelt at 885-1986.  Michael P. Vaughan  Municipal Clerk on behalf of the District of Sechelt  Tickets going fast for Creek  New Year's Eve extravaganza  If you plan lo boogie in the new year at the  Roberts Creek hall, you'd better pick up your ticket lickety-split. All but 30 have been scooped up,  said Don Le Roux, one of this year's performers.  The party ��� which features two local rhythm  and blues bands, a buffet of homemade patis and  breads, door prizes, party favours and midnight  bubbly ��� is a Sweet Roots Productions event,  organized by Jeanette Moen and friends.  Le Roux plays guitar in a local four-piece band,  92.9��, with Len Hill on guitar, Gerry Millar on  bass and Kristian Brathen on drums.  "It'll be good dancing music...Rolling Stones  and stuff," said Leroux.  It's the first time all four of the accomplished  musicians will perform together.  Special appearances will be made by a Vancouver keyboard player/saxophonist "Sig," background vocalist Pamela Messner and blues singer  Bob Carpenter.  Also on the new year's eve bill is Little Coin, a  local young and talented rhythm and blues band.  Tickets are $25 and what's left is available at  Coast Books in Gibsons, the Roberts Creek General Store, Talewind Books in Sechelt and Radio  Shack in Sechelt.  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Gibsons  886-2622  Sechelt  885-3930  9  THE    SUNSHINE  COAST NEWS  SPCA  \\\\\\\\\\\\\tu   *m\fW~-! *. _______ ���  News  Big Ben is a  two- to three-  year-old,  friendly, bouse  trained  S               WWWWW"*''" Jm\  neutered male  shepard-cross  \\\\\\\___m'i-*"''"_____\W'^" ."^tifl      Bt  whose gentle  m   wLJMf - f(jm       W^  nature is sure  to get him a  good home. If  pp -'���'   ^  you would Uke  to meet him or  P^Hlr^  any ofthe  other animals  Li. ���               HffxV'  at the SPCA  ^F  shelter on  1 ���                               *  Henry Road,  call 886-  /  CARE.  Capilano College  bursary awarded  to Gibsons resident  After two years in the making, the Sunshine Coast's first Capilano  College bursary was awarded last weekend to Gibsons resident  Dominic Brooks.  The expectant father and Capilano College student found out  Christmas Day he had won the $500 stipend.  Brooks said it was "nice timing" with just two weeks to go before  his first-born is expected to arrive and school starts again.  The business/computer co-op student will enter his ihird semester  this January al Ihe college's North Vancouver campus. He plans lo  buy school books and software wilh the bursary money.  The six-semester college program is a career change for Brooks  who was formerly employed in the accounting department for Canadian Airlines. He hopes to find work setting up computer networks  and doing systems analysis after he graduates.  Funds for the bursary came from sales of the Sunshine Savings  coupon book which has been on sale for two years.  The $12 coupon book offers 208 discount coupons redeemable at  160 businesses on the Sunshine Coasl.  The bursary program was initiated two years ago by small business students al Capilano College, said Lori Wealherby, currently  heading Ihe coupon book program. She said the idea came when a  fellow student was forced to withdraw from Ihe course for financial  reasons.  Another $500 bursary will be awarded in March. Applications  will be received until Feb. 28.  Interested students should conlact Wealherby al 886-0365 for  details.  to your roof?  We can reroof through the winter months  taking the necessary precautions  / Quality Guaranteed Repairs / Insurance Work  / Member of Better Business Bureau  / Free Estimates  W  CORRECTION  In the December 19th edition ofthe  Coast News, in an advertisement  one item was  The correct price for  CHINESE FOOD LUNCH SPECIALS  should have read $5,95. 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Thank You 1  to our valued readers. Businesses  appreciate it when you tell them  you found them in  . The Coast News j  ELECTRICAL SERVICES  MITCHELL SYSTEMS LTD.  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING  Residential  Commercial 8r Industrial  KELLY 885-9565 *������  iiu  THOMAS ELECTRICAL  CONTRACTING  J.Thomas   886-7571  REG. ELECTRICIAN  NO. 17933  FREE ESTIMATES  ENGINEERING  Sunshine Coast Engineering  Engineering and Design (or  * SubdivttlOfl MVSMMMH  Cuitom Residential and ComiM  ��� Structural ��� Soli ��� Marin*  Gibiom.' 6C VON IVO 886'474^/  'CoCsen & Associates ErSES!  Electrical and Conliol Syttem Oeugneil  Custom Residential, comjacobsen  Commercial and Industrial    m] Cowlev,sne3i.l  ** Design Sechelt. 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Boragno (Bango)*Gibsons��886-333y  f Thank You A  to our valued readers. Businesses  appreciate it when you tell them  you found them in  l The Coast News .  GENERAL CONTRACTORS  f     CENTURY ROCK    *\  mm MMRt   885-5910  r*m.  886-0057  ^0#- FAX: 859-8888  \M��  HkSCOR"  Mall Systan  INDUSTRIES LTD.  IT*  HEATING  rTHOMASA  Furnaces, Fireplaces, Hot Water Tanks,  QUALIFIED DEALH ��� NATURAL 6AS INSTALLATIONS  aiM��iif-nit  ^_ Showroom: tn fpmt id, Cibsons >  G. Fulton Heating  on  Serving tht Sunthint Coast  from Gibiom to PtntUr Harbour  \WoinHmidnry    885-2293 Myewftswa  HOME IMPROVEMENTS  HOME IMPROVEMENTS  RESTORr  pSSfBstSSsr^  ��� EFFICIENT  .REUABLE  CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING  v PHONE 885-4258  ' Gerl'S ELECTROLUX ^  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1979  SALES ��� SERVICE ��� SUPPLIES  .       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ENTERPRISES  MOBILE WELDING AND FAMICATING ��� MECHANICA1 REPAIRS  STEEL ��STAINIESS��A1UMMJM  SIRVING THI FOtEH, MMM AND CONSTRUCTION  MOUSTWS ON THI SUNSHM COAST  HOWUDUMO  __ mJmMjMXii.   886-3831 CE1.889043) j  MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES  Thank You \  I to our valued readers. Businesses  [appreciate it when you tell them  you found them in  The Coast News .  II  Ft  ENCO  CONCRETE  SERVING Tl IE SUNSI UNE COAST  Redi-Mix concrete ��� Sand & Gravel  Curbs & Liners ��� Septic Tanks  Fax 886-8113 ��� Box 314 Gibsons, VON IVO  886-8174  Gibsons  (83-9222  Pcadcr Harbour  885-7180      .  stchtfi  y  KziaiuthExcmting  ��� Land Clearing & Development  ��� Excavating ��� Trucking  ��� Subdivisions  Serving th*  Coaat  for 12 years  Our Customer Service is  prompt with prolessional  work at competitive rates  S.    Ken Blrhln ��� 888-7487 ��� Cell 88S-8177  M. AINTING CONTRACTORS  ��� IntRm/EiMM Painting ��� ttnm Washing     htfeak _  ��� UnKkmul k CmmikuI ��� Top Quality Mitnuli WwliuaiUp  . "Free Estimates"    c  _  VH85S111 ��� George �� 24hr Answering Service^  f Thank You ^  to our valued readers. Businesses  appreciate it when you tell them  you found them in  w The Coast News j  ��  STIHL  Chainsaws ft Trimmers  731 North Rd., Qlbsont 888-2912  All types of concrete work.  Sktewata, driveways, slabs - smooth, broomed,  exposed aggregate IMahing.  OmMMWMk     OMMnaa   OirwW>>Ci��>>  T__ty  r Thank You ^  to our valued readers. Businesses  appreciate it when you tell them  you found them in  V The Coast News j  DON'S TILE INSTALLATIONS  CersmUi �� Merhle  New Cemtreetfeii t Reettretleei  If years eikerienee I* TileteMI��|  816-4280  Thank You ^  to our valued readers. Businesses  appreciate it when you tell them  you found them in  l The Coast News 14        Coast News,  December 29, 1994  CLASSIFICATIONS  Announcements  7  Appliances  19  /T*  ���  Autos  23  Barter & Trade  18  Bed and Breakfast  Births  30  2  (GREAT  Business and Home  Services  35  \lDEAy  Business Opportunities 38  Campers  25  Child Care  37  Commercial tor Rent  32  Entertainment  33  t__^_^_s  For Rent  For Sale  31  21  ^__s  Found  11  Obituaries ***  n  Free  16  Personal  e  Furniture  20  Pets 81 Livestock  12  Garage Sales  17  Recreation  8  Heavy Equipment  22  Storage  39  Help Wanted  34  Thank You  5  Home & Property  1  Too Late to Classify  40  in Memoriam  4  Travel  14  Legal  41  Trucks  24  Lost  10  Wanted  15  Marine  26  Wanted to Rent  29  Mobile Homes  27  Weddings &  Motorcycles  28  Engagements  9  Music  13  Work Wanted  36  1.   Homes &  Property  This is a little gem for the discriminating buyer. 1200 sq. ft., 4 yrs,  sophisticated adult house, close to  village. Charming living room, fire,  place welcomes. Sun-filled  kitchen, breakfast area opens onto  s/f patio S garden. 2 full baths,  master ensuite. Big studio (easily  2 bdrms againl) Sky/It, extra big  windows. Mature artistic landscaping, dog run and kennel. Appliances. No agents. $174,900. Call  885-6010 to view SS  To be moved, cute I bdrm. cabin  ideal for extra income, will finance  part etc. 886-2751. 12  3. Obituaries  PRUDHOMME: Kay (Griffiths)  aged 9B years passed away  December 21. 1994 at Totem  Lodge #52  7.   Announcement  MATH TUTORING  Catch up or get ahead. I tutor high  school and university. Rates and  location are negotiable. Doug.  896-9162. tfns  FEELING FRAZZLEDI  Lei Ptrsonil Shopper take care  ol your shopping this holiday season! 10% seniors discount. 886-  9346 lv mess. tins  Ham radios. CB's, aerials. Free  removal of unwanted aerials. 685-  4665. #2  Wooden bunk beds. 865-4037.  1152  Car stereo: am/fm cassette stereo  lor truck. Willing to pay up to $40.  Call 886-7355, and leave message, tfns  ERROR RESPONSIBILITY^  PHASE CHECK YOUR AD ON THE FIRST DA Y11 APPEARS  Advertiser are asked lo listen carefully cu all ads placed by  telephone are completely read bacfc verifying requested  classification, Hurt dote, number of insertions ond a copy content.  We tolie extreme core to avoid typographical errors, however, in  <he evenl of on error, we are responsible only for the first incorrect  insertion of or od We do not auume ony responsibility for any  reason for an enor m an od beyond the cost of the ad itself  Report any error IMMEDIATELY by calling 886-2622  vor 885-3930 ��� Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m./  21. For Sale  AMAZINQII  Multi-use carts... Great lor hauling firewood, parcels, palls, you  name ill Two-wheeled, heavy wire  frame, royal blue, price reduced to  clear $24.95 plus GST. Hurryl  Quantities are limited! See at  Sechelt Coast News office, 5721  Cowrie St. or Gibsons Coast News  office (behind Dockside Pharmacy), Mon.-Frl., 9-5 pm. tfn  BUYING COINS  SATELLITE SALES  Bank Notes  AND SERVICE  Gold 1 Silver  Programming subscriptions.  Video Etc.  Green Onion Earth Station  8184)12  885-5844.  1.   Homes &  Property  4.3 ACRES ROBERTS CREEK  Forest, lake, includes 30 fl. mobile  home, $189,000 terms/trade. 885-  7694,922-7836. #1  ROBERTS CREEK  BUILDING LOTS  1/2 and 1 acre, selectively cleared  on Richards Rd. Bryan Ledlng-  ham, Sussex SRC Realty Corp.  925-2911. #52  1    Homes &  Property  COASTLINE FENCING  All Cedar Wooden Fences  Decks It Porches  ��� Specialty  Call after 6pm 8884219 Bob  tfns  l�� -5761 WHARF ROAD  Sechelt, BC. Ocean viewl  $123.500.885-0448. SS  By owner: ocean view. 3 bdrm, 2  lull baths, appl., excellent W.  Sechelt neighbourhood, 5440  Kensington Rd., $179,900. No  agents. 885-0230. ss  For sale by owner, 2 bdim plus  mobile, 4 appl., IS acre +, private  lot - greal buy. Currently rented al  $675. CaH 685-3488 or 732-9247  MR _ss  Ode year ok) 2 bdrm house, basement, view, $139,000 lirm. No  agents. 886-9049. ss  Ocean view, beachfront, lamily  hone plus cabin, park-like extra  lol (2 acre parcel), Halfmoon Bay.  1-604485-2771. ss  MUST SELL  Two serviced lots. 13.455 sq. It.  and 12,616 sq. ft. $79,000 and  $75,000 in prime W. Sechelt area.  885-0834. ss  Madeira Park lot, Merrill Cresc.,  cleared. 34 acre 885-0899.     ss  Commercial lot, 38x100. Farnham  Rd. $79,999.985-0412 ss  Immaculate rancher, over 1300  sq. It. on beautifully landscaped  1/2 acre site in Hallmoon Bay  area. 3 bdrm.. 2 full baths, Ige. LR.  DR, blight kitchen, family room,  new woodheater (CSA). 5 appl.,  new roof, fenced, workshop,  greenhouse, garden shed.  $163,500, drive by to view. 8155  Westwood. Call 885-0558 to view.  PRIVATE SALE  DAVIS BAY VIEW  Vancouver - well-kept 3 yr. old  condominium, 11ge. bdrm., garden, patio, wheelchair acces., gas  F/P. 5 appl.. near Skytrain 4 park.  Tenanted, no agents please  $145,000 sell or trade. Looking lor  1200 sq. ft. rancher. 1-604472-  3790. Tom. ss  Roberts Creek. 2300 sq. ft. 2  storey. 4 bdrm plus home, 1 1/2  baths. Ige. family room. 2 f/p. quiet  cul-de-sac close to beach  $205,000 No agents. 886 3789 ss  PRICE REDUCED  ARTISTS PARADISE! H.M.B.  $194,900 buys the lifestyle a creative person craves! Rural atmosphere surrounded by nature and  wildlife. Eclectic style new 2 bdrm.  view home w. full floor for creative  endeavours. Details 685-2649 /  883-2687 ss  Close in - Gibsons lot, Trickle-  brook Way, $77,000 1 -922-3559.  SS  Waterfront lot, Sakinaw Lake. Sale  by owners $150,000. John: eves,  1-685-7478 ss  Lot 71, Merrill Crescent, Pender  Harbour. Ready to build, septic in,  financing. 883-9597. ss  W Sechelt, 1/4 acre GD. partial  view lot, fully serviced. Under-  ground, paved w/curbs. $79,900.  8854862 ss  Beautifully appointed view home in  Halfmoon Bay area. New 2 bdrm.,  2 bath, 2 storey home of unique  character and style. Custom finishing and detailing. You'd expect to  pay much more for private .44  acre lot of flat fertile ground, landscaped w. natural stream and  pond. '0 mins. to Sechell, 5 mln.  to Secret Cove moorage. Vendor  linancing available. 885-2649/883-  2687. n  Approx. 5 yr. okf 3 bdrm ranchor  on quiet cul-de-sac in exc. W.  Sechelt neighbourhood. Easy  maintenance yard and 10x10  shed $159.900.885-7052.      ss  Sechelt Home By Build*  Qualily plus throughout. Vaulted  living area, 3 bdrms. up. Piivate  master suite w/deluxe ensulte.  Lots ol windows, woodwork and  details. Excellent value at  $199,900. Francis Peninsula lot  also lor sale. 685-0899, ss  5.6 acre timbered 1 secluded,  oceanview. 2100 sq. II. log house,  near completion. $450,000. 885-  5910. ss  VIEW! Tastefully decoraled 2  bdrm condo. Ground level entry.  Cenlral location, Oceanview Classics. Near schools 4 shopping.  Gibsons. Call eves, after 5 pm.  8864362. si  View lot overlooking Madeira Park  Centre, 102II. frontage clear. Septic Ok. $65,000 obo. 683-9418 or  983-4392. ss  Custom 2400 sq. II. home. 2 1/2  stories, 3 bdrm., 2 baths, vaulted  ceilings, oak floors and cabinets,  open floor plan, Ige. in-law suite,  1000 sq. ft. heated shop, 1/2 acre  landscaped lot. Redrooffs area,  below appraisal, moving, must  sel. $225,000 885 7453.        ss  High bank w/l home, 2 bdrm, 2  bath, large LR, brick f/p, large  solarium, exceptional aggregate  patio, BBQ Situated in one ol the  most desireable areas ot the Sunshine Coast, spectacular view ol  Vane. Isl.. Mt. Baker. Trail Islands.  Watch the cruise ships sail by. In a  park-like setting, all this and more!  No agents. For appl. to view. 885-  2397. ss  In loving memory. Happy' Birthday  and Merry Christmss Mom. God  cannot be everywhere and therefore he made mothers like ours.  Mrs. Betty Kay Berdahl Dec. 25,  1929 - July 9, 1992. Thought ol  often and loved always.  From all of us al home, you are in  our hearts. '52  5 Thank You  I wish lo thank the following people and organizations lor sponsoring me by way of their donalions In  last September's BC Lung Association Bicycle Trek 94".  HSPP Employees Charity  Fund.SC Credit Union, Sechelt  Volunteer Fire Oept., Gibsons Volunteer Fire Dept., Rod Johnston,  Gibsons Building Supplies, Ttall  Bay Sports, Doug and Mellissa,  Coasl Counselling, SunCoast  Doctors, Celia Fisher, Barrie  Thomas, T4K Giannakos, Barry  Custance, Bill Harper, Lynda  Olsen, Paul Morgan, Mamie Baba.  Don Savian, Janice Izalt, Susan  Zander, Dennis Stock, Morris  Ebanks, Rainforest Botanical Lab,  Carol-Anne Gladstone, John Whitlock, Ann Mellor, Karlo Velcic,  Bruce Temple and Donna deVos.  Thanks to the above, we can all  breathe a Hue easier.  John S.Reynolds. #52  Many thanks to al the people who  look such loving care of Kay Prud-  #52  The Griffiths Family,  From the bottom of our hearts at  ol us at Kirkland Centre's ADC  Program say 'Thank You" to  eveiyone who helped and supported our annual Christmas Bazaars  andBakeSales. #52  Thank you for your precious words  of sympathy toward Louise. We  are gratified knowing thai she was  held in high esteem and that her  memory wi be cherished by people she touched on The Sunshine  Coatt  Tho Bart Fsmly. #52  Don't know what to get for  Mom, Dad or sisler, etc? Let  Personal Shopper help you. 886-  93461V. mess. tfns  The family ol Gladys Coates invite  friends to an open house tea at  Harmony Hall, Gibsons, Salurday,  Jan. 14,1995 at 1 pm in honour ol  Gladys' SOth birthday. No gifts  please. 12  COMPUTER CONSULTING  Hardware and software installation  and support, cuslom software  development. Douglas Plant 886-  9162. tins  COOL RUNNINGS  One Ion truck available lor hauling, rubbish removal, moving, yard  maintenance, rotolilling, odd jobs.  8854917. tfns  On Jan. 21st vote Arnet Tuffs for  School Trustee. 885-1917.      #3  Happy 21st birthday S.C.Q. Dec.  31st, Love you. H2  Interested In 12-steps for Christians program? CaH Jan 885-7027,  dasses start Jan. 9. HI  DISCOVER 20 POWERfU.  UAVSVOHCA.Y..  Release Stress  Accelerate Health,  Creativity * Self Esteem  Qnry Gallagher M.H.  Educating for Wellness  Instructing hands-on workshops  in Touch for Heallh. fac Mr*  tvemtaf. Monday. January 23 al  Rockwood Cenlre. 7:30-9:00 FM  RSVrtoBelhCmimat  w?-mm  Kayaking llie jacket, comfy A  cheap, call 886-7355 tfns  Pure grey kitten, 2 mos. old, liter  trained, all shots. 886-4010.   #52  Wolf/Akita X puppies, 2 mos., free  to good homes. 885-7673.     #52  3 slyroloam panels, about 12 ft.  square. 885 5997. #52  Ashley's looks A Records  Will pay coih for qualily,  good condilion PAPERBACK/  HARDCOVER BOOKS,  CD.'i, RECORDS or TAPES  Please coll ahead  885-6952  Mown?  Need boxes? Stop by the Coast  News office In Gibsons, Monday  mornings afler 10:30 am.       tin  Kenmore dishwasher, portable,  good shape, $125 obo. 886-7972.  #2  Black, brass and glass dining  room suile, 4 chairs incl., $250  obo. 886-7827. tfns  Attention  It's thai time ol year again. Dont  lorget to have your chimney  CHAIR REPAIRS  We can re-glue those  wobbly old chairs.  TIM CLEMENT  ase-��2ia  1044 Sumounl Way, QIMoni  <lSe>Mtat*���km-)  To whom il may concern, I Deanna Lynn Devita, do hereby change  my name back lo Deanna Lynn  Thomas and hereby declare I wi  not be responsible for any debts  incurred by my former spouse  Ricco Guido Devita , effective  immediately. #52  CAUE.0  SINGLES CLUB  Come and meet each other lor  companionship, fun and many  interesting activities. Join us. Call  885-5384 or 8864954. tin  S.C. NO Dele Une Greal dales!  Coast girts and guys. Voice personals 1-900-451-3099 ext. 175.  184 T. lowne $3.29/min. Canada  900EastonMD. Mc  PAUL'S CHIMNEY CLEANMO  885-1938 #1  !    UNLIMITED    J  IFREE KM$;  J SKOOKUM ���  i CHRYSLER |  J   Rental Cars   ���  ;^ 886-3493!  Sunshine Coast  TianeWon House.  A sate place for women and children In crisis. Free confidential 24  hour service. 885-2944 Ifn  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS  885-8208,24 hour line. tfn  Set ol keys, Marine Drive Dec. 21,  8-10 keys. 886-3062. ��2  Men's Seiko watch, Sunnycrest-  Mal parking lot. Inquire at Sunnycrest Pholo. #52  SECHELT  REALTY ITD.  OAK WWII  8S3-M35  1800 sqR Rancher For Sale  Price reduced ��� pay no commission. Light 4 airy, only 1 yi old.  ���530 Shaw Rd. 886-2820 or 886-  3191. Steve or Sher. Pgr, #1-975-  1071 ss  ACREAGE ROBERTS CREEK  CRYSTAL ROAD. Quiet rural setting, treed w/hydro access.4 3  acres, no agents please. 885-3469  ss  W. Sechelt, new 1350 sq. ft.  rancher. Obi. garage. 2 full baths,  3 bdrms, skylight, natural gas  heat, maple cabinets, $169,900  885-7972 or 885-5405. ss  COSTARICA  2 5 acre lot in Esperanza Ranch.  Serviced, private community, tropical park with hiking/riding trails,  swimming- Close to shopping,  beaches, restaurants, golfing.  $26,500,685-5157. ss  NANCY  NEWMAN  M-S-W  COUNSELLING  885*9117  Ont IS,eon exftrie.ee  _____\CealUMkl  Registered 16 1 1/2 hand thoroughbred gelding. Beautiful movement, unlimited potential, lots ol  lumping experience. Kind-hearted  with loads of spirit. Bomb proof  Sadly, must be leased or sold,  $6000 obo. 886-8168 or 886-  9205. #1  Stall lor rent, vicinity ol Reed and  Henry Rd. 886-9205. #1  Good natured. easy lo ride West-  ern mare to lease. 886-9205 Liz or  Kevin. #1  Good quality wood heater, $150.  686-6837 #52  Two single bulb fluorescent light  fixtures, suitable for workshop.  886-9346. Kits  Two floats ki Ihe Newcombe Poinl  area ol Salmon Inlet. 30x50' float  w/styroloam flotation, 2x6 decking,  2x4 Irame conslr. w/duroid rool.  One feed shed and one living  accommodation/workshop. Aa Is,  besl offer. Contact Bernie Simons,  BC Packers (604) 338-1167, fax  (604) 338-2246. #52  Women Survivors ol Childhood  Sexual Abuse Support snd education group starts Jan. 9/95 for  12 weeks, 6:30 - 9 pm, Gibsons  location. Sliding scale. Register  now. 686-8238. II  WANTED  FOREDECKCREW  For Wrby '25. Gary 886-7364. tfns  VIOLIN LESSONS  Register now. classes begin Jan.  3, Pender Harbour. Halfmoon Bay.  885-1068. #52  ^ELECTRIC^  The Servict Specialist  Residential  Commercial  Renovation!  Licence #20945  Call Jim 886-3700  Cell 1-388-6927  Piano Tuning  ~ ��� repairs  ft  Ken Dalgleish  886-2843  MNNBNOKMUD.  Your complete septic  service now has in stock  plastic tanks:  ��� Septic Tanks  ���D Boxes  ��� Holding Tanks  - Sewage Pumps  VARIOUS SIZES &  MODELS AVAILABLE  For the 'Best' pric. on tht coast  call 886-7064  Yamaha Porta sound PSS-480  electronic keyboard w/adaptoi.  $350 obo. 886-9103. ss   tfn  Stunning wedding dress, white  satin, 5' train, pearls, sequins, size  8, paid $1400, asking $700. 886-  0536. ss  Two 3-spd. folding bikes, ideal for  RVs or boats. Like new. 886-9992.  SX20 telephone switchboard,  great for motel. Some phones incl.  $3900.885-9068. ss  Colour pencil portraits Irom your  lavourite pholo. Pels, family,  friends. 9M2", $35. Send cheque  or M/O along with photo to P.O.  Box291,Gibsons, BCVON IVO.  Pis. allow 6-8 wks. for delivery.  Satisfaction guaranteed or money  refunded. tfns  250 gal oil tank (full), lower Gibsons. Swap for utility trailer, yard-  work, why. 865-3433 ss  Sears 9' garage door I opener  (new $1000) $550.885-0244.   ss  1977 GM Jimmy Std. 4x4, good  mech. cond., new tires and tall  pipe, $2500; 16 1/2 It. Larson  Lapllner, full canvas, 50 HP  mariner, depth soundei, 2 life jackets, anchor, etc, plus older road  runner trailer, $3500 or everything  for $5500.885-5823 before 6pm.   #52  MOWn SALE  Vilas maple (harvest) dining table  and chairs and night table and coffee table; teak single bed and telephone table; chairs; adjustable  shelving; chests of drawers; writing bureau; sewing machine and  table; patio furniture; large potted  plants; garden equipment. 886-  2822,9am-7pm. #2  Firewood - you cut, $40/cord,  Roberts Creek, cell 1-604-760-  0015. #1  Deluxe queen bed, $200; hide-a-  bed, $75; kitchen chairs, $5. 886-  0753. #52  Grandfather clock trom Germany,  oak, many features, 3 chimes.,  $8000.8864550. SS  1923 Model T, 350 LT-t dual  lours, tunnel ram, ex-show, very  last, head turner. $12,000 obo ot  pt. pyment. on boat suitable lor  charier. 886-7704. ss  7T  ���ypass  TRUCK*  EQUIPMENT  Kindling. $3 per bundle; 16' bam  shakes. 666-3887. #52  Drysuit Abyss Pro Neoprlne,  women's large, like new, $700  obo; Apt. size washer and dryer,  $200.8864)70. #3  WASHINGTON *\  and K INTERIOR  HA?  FOR SALE  PHONI886-7800  Auto Recyclers  I Free Scrap Car Removal I  "   ' gLateModels  Towing  BuyingU  886-3880  77:  '67 Malibu, 2 door, exc. cond.  $3200.8884338. ss  im  Used refrigerator (white). 885-  3572. #52  Car top, ski rack, w/sudion cups;  stereo cabinet w/glass door. 866-  9346, Ive. message. tfn  Husky 50.20 inch bar, $250.885-  2441. #52  Hay/Straw ROO bale  Garden mulch hay, $3.50  Can deliver.  Oets/Bsr1sy,10ilb.  Call between IMptn. 885-9397.  Ifn  '88 Cavalier Z24, V-6, Pwr. sunroof w/alr. Exc. cond. $6,600 obo.  8667854 aft. 5:30pm. ss  1969  '89 Pontiac Tempest 4 dr.A/C,  P/B, P/S, 6 cyl. auto., 70,000  kms., exc. cond., AM/FM steieo  cass., all seasons 81 snow tires,  $6,000 obo, 8850390. ss  '69 Red Chevy Sprint, low k.. orig.  owner, lemale driven, AU cond.,  $3500 obo. 685-6059. #52  1991  91 Mercury Cougar, aulo., air,  power, white, exc. cond., 35,000  kms, $15,000 obo. 886-3623.   ss  1992  '92 Aerostar, 7 pass. Exc. cond.  42,000 km. 886-7524 eves.  79 Porsche 924, 5 spd., 72,000  mi, new tea, clutch, major lune  up. Trade lor car, boat? $4,200.  8864181. ss  '79 Mercedes 300, European  model, wagon, seals 7, s/roof,  leather, exc. $8500,865-0294. ss  1981  '81 GMC 1/2 ton pickup, 100 kms.,  body rust good work truck, $700.  886-7314. #1  '81 Cougar 2 door, aulo, sun rool,  new brakes. $700 obo. 666-3993  ss  '82 Z-28 T-tops, lady driven,  garage kept, stored winters. $5000  obo. 886-8351. n  '82 Reliant, good transp., $400  obo 885-3923 #1  82 Fold Mustang, 117.000 ks, 6  cyl. auto. Very good condition  $2500. Cal 8660366, ss  '62 Mazda RX7. good cond., new  dutch, brakes. $3100 886-8032.  ss  19M  84 Honda Civic hatchback I500S  std., 1 owner, exc. cond. $3495  firm. Call 885-3943 and leave  message. ss  '64 Crown Victoria auto., o/d, d/l,  a/c ��� extras, $2500.885-9648. ss  '66 Hyundai, no rust, runs good.  $1000.8664837. #52  '88 Ford Tempo 4 dr., 5 spd., air,  am/lm, $2750.8854412.        ss  '68 Chev Eurosport Celebrity  wagon. 5 spd, 106,000 kms, a/c.  am/lm cass., one owner. Exc.  shape. Price reduced to $5500  obo 885-3727 SS  '55 Chevy pick up, 283 4 spd,  $5500; 327 Corvette motor,  rebuilt, $1500.885-5467.        ss  70a  75 Dodge piopane 4X4, crew cab,  completely rebuilt, price slashed  $4995.885-7516. ss  1960  1981  '81 GMC 1/2 Ion pickup, 100 kms,,  body rust, good wotk truck, $700.  8667314. #1c  1969  '65 Ford F150 XLT, ext. cab,  canopy, 351, s/new parts, gd.  cond., $8900.8654109. ss  1989  '89 Bronco II XL silver, V6 5 sp,  cass., clean A comfortable, $9800.  885-2133. ss  1981 Dodge Maxivan, lully  camperized, exc. cond., $8500.  885-5489. ss  35 ft. 5th wheel, deck lumber  Included, veiy good shape, $6000  obo. 883-2161. #1  74 VW Camper Van with '86  engine, 70,000 miles, $3500 obo.  Call 965-3917. #4  75 VW van, bubble, 2200 cc  Porsche engine, good cond.,  $1800.6864938. ss  See this beauty belore you buy.  29 1/2 ft. Bonair trailer. Ideal lor  snowbirds. Oueen rear bed, 2 dr.  model, large 2 dr fridge, Ml bath,  sleeps 6, air and awning. $14,500.  883-2409. ss  1977 Nomad 20 1/2 loot travel  trailer, 3 way Iridge, stabilizer  bars, good condilion, as is $2500.  886-2504. tfns  Travel trailer by Terry. Spacious,  full kit., bath, sleeps 8. Immaculate  cond. Phone 885-4046 eves for  viewing. Priced to set. ss  21' Nomad Tandem travel trailer,  lull bathroom, stove, fridge, furnace. Sleeps 6. $3950.885-3998  ss  20 ft. Frontier, shower, toilet,  stove, furnace, Iridge, all working.  Re-cond. engine. $7000 obo. Can  be seen at #43, Wilson Crk. RV  Park ss  8x45 trailer, sleeps 6, clean and  good cond. 885-2100. ss  1990 dbt. 24' motorhome A-1 condition. 886-9025. ss  21 1/2 It. molorhome, 460 cu. in.  46,000 orig. miles, like new cond.,  captains chairs, roof air, custom  outside storage, new brakes, etc.  $12,000 or part pymt. on boat,  suitable for charter.886-7704.   ss  25 fl. x 50 ft. boathouse for rent.  Will house 42 It. boat. Duke's  Marina. Secret Cove, 886-1455 or  572-4282 eves. #52  SECHELT MARINE I  SURVEYS LTD.  Captain Bill Murray  WLWMC   MNAWi  VAB��C   "Marine  Surveyors and Consultants  88S-3643  1974 Riviera Star, 24 ft. sloop,  near new sails, (3) furling head  sail, 9.9 Honda, marine head,  propane stove, $9500,6654311.  ss  Very last 17 fl. Sllverllne 115  Merc, power trim, stainless prop,  gaiage kept, new trailer, Lowrance  sounder, many exlras. Hate to  selll $6,500 Arm. 885-3604.     ss  Grady white 25 ft., 1980 twin  Merc. 470, excellent cond.  $42,000,663-2211. SS  18II. SeaRay, 1981 Merc In/out,  comes wilh trailer, fish linder,  VHF, 2 covers, very clean,  $11,000.883-2211. SS  20 It. Double Eagle h/top, cuddy  cabin, galley, head, tabs, new  Lowrance sounder, compass,  radios, rear canvas. $9,500. 883-  2409. ss  19II fibreform hardtop, 165 Merc  i/o, VHF, CB, sounder, baitbag,  timer, trimtabs, auto pump. $6000.  683-9923, ss  30 It. wooden cruiser, new Izuzu  diesel 4 cyl. motor, prop, radio, afl  cabin, $14,000. 683-2231, Dan.  (MVKarou). ss  '80 Dodge 3/4 Ion extended club  cab. Reliable work truck, first  $1000 takes. 688-7207. ss  '80 Ford 1/2 T. P/U, no rust, must  be seen, lots ol exlras. 865-7137.  #52  S.C. Coast  Power & Sail Squadron  ffilHR  CHARTS  NAVIGATION  SAFETY  SUrt: Gibsons Jan. 18  Stchelt Jan. 19  Pre-Resristration:  Len LaveiSer 886-2762  Centra Gas 885-6117  26 ft. Chris Craft, standup head,  galley, Ige. V-berth, 2 yrs. old, 350  Chev Crusader I/b, direct-drive  new prop - All mahogany, compl.  top/bottom done over, VHF, depth  sounder, asking, $8,500,8 mos.  moorage left at Secret Cove Marina. 865-2771. ss  2 docks, 4011X14 flea; 2X12 full  size cedar decking; 6X12 sleepers; 4X4 stringers. Flotation - 6  ft.X4 ft.X2 fl.3/4" Flbreglassed plywood air pontoons. 4 pontoons per  float, $850 ea. Transportation can  be arranged. Avail. Jan. '95. call  Jack 932-7143 in Whistler til Jan.  1, or 261-7492 in Vancouver afl.  Jan. I. #52  2 person libreglass kayak, all  equipped, good cond. $2400.885-  7645 ss  22' Heavy fg Davidson double  ender. Single cylinder Faryman  diesel. $9500 Arm. 865-9066    ss  12' aluminum boat, 7.5 Merc o/b  motor, $1800 firm. 886-9049.   ss  Wanted: Classic wooden runabout. 886-2738. ss  27' Concorde f.g. cabin cruiser.  316 Chrysler I/b, radar, VHF, CB,  sounder, compass, sleeps 4.  Excellent condilion. Ready to  cruise. $17,800.886-7240.      ss  OUTBOARDS FOR SALE  9.9-20-30-40-50-70 HP 1992-1993  Evlnrudes. Excellent condition.  Lowe's Resort, 663-2456.      Uh  24 ft. Campion Offshore.very  dean, 100 hrs. on 260 HP Merc,  new leg, standup head, VHF, Dig.  F/F. ball tank, hit galey pack all.  cabin, lots ol storage, very nice  weekender and lishing machine.  $17,500. (trailer also avail.) 885-  5774. ss  25 ft. Reined, depth sounder, good  mech. condilion. $9000 obo. 886-  4870. ss  Heavy duty 50 float ramps but to  suit. 883-2610 or 683-9290.     ss  18 ft. Fibreglass, Volvo I/O, boat.  Tandem axle trailer, $3800.883-  2297. ss  22 BeH Buoy rebuilt 302 and Merc  leg, convertible hardtop and canvas, VHF, fishlindar, trailer,  $8,000. Will consider part trade.  885-4019. ss  WANTED:  Foredeck Crew  for Kirby '25. Call Gary. 886-7364.  Ifns  24 It. power boat, low hrs. on  rebui 316; sleeps 2; full electronics, $5900.683-2990 SS  24 It. Rienell hull, good i/o OMC  leg, 350 Chev, handyman's spec.  $1450.885-9648. SS  Necky 2-person kayak, 3 paddles,  2 skirls. $2400. Nigel or Sieve,  886-2003. ss  Attention: Divers J Hunters -16 fl.  Hurricane inflatable, 35 HP Johnson, trailer, 12x20x8 portable  garage, $4000 obo. 885-4019. ss  Cozy 1 bdrm. mobile Seima Park  with professionally built living room  extension and sundeck. Large  storage shed. $14,000, linancing  available. 8854696. #52  Space available lor new manufactured home in Mason Road Mobile  Home Park. Call colled 792-4678.   It  Lovely, clean 4 yr. ok), 2 bdrm, 2  baths, skylights, vaulted celling,  carport, deck, In Rockland Wynd  Park. $74,900.885-2705.       ss  1971 Lamplighter. 14x60', 2 bdrm  w/2 extra rooms added. Carpeted,  good cond., 4 appl. $24,500 al  Sundance Park. 986-0459.      ss  Now Available  New Double Wide Site  in local retirement park  For Mo on ordering new home  Call 597-3322.  tfn  28  Motorcyt  1960 Yamaha XS1100. complete  Feriing, veiy good shape, $1100.  6867545. ss  1990 Honda CR80R, brand new,  no mles, $1695.8654166.     ss Coast News, December 29, 1994        15  28. Motorcycles For Rent  |  Gibsons Langdale  1985 Kawasaki QPZ 900 Ninja. Condo with view, 2 bdrms., OW,  Black, Ilka new, 20,000 km. close lo stores and clinic, avail  $3,500.886-4816 all. 7 pm.     ss   Jan. 1.$675/mo. 8864874.    052  Wanled to Renl  Home in Roberts Cieek, Musl  have 3 bdrms and max. rent  J750/mo. Dawn 8860971.     dns  3 bdrm townhouse, 1800 sq. It. on  2 levels, w/water view, wall-to-wall,  skylights, 1 1/2 baths, garden.  Avail. Feb. 1. Preler n/s, n/p,  $875/mo. 1-604-9260451.     #52  Immed. 1 bdrm. 1/2 duplex on  acreage, 5 mln. to ferry, wood  stove and elec. heat, W/D, garden.  $550/mo. Inclusive. 886-8001  Thurs. lo Sun .,8-10 am.      #52  Large walk-In 1 bdrm. suite, 10  mln. walk to fatty, large lot.  S500/mo. incl. ulils A appl. 228-  0830Van. HI  Spacious 2 bdrm. house, spectacular view, 10 min. walk to leny, 1/2  acre lol 2 blks. Irom school.,  tSOO/mo. Incl. utils i appl. 228-  0830 Van. #1  2 bdim. basement sute w/vlew, 3  appl., shared laundry, $500/mo.  ind. utils. N/S, M/P. 886-2065.  11  Spacious 1 bdrm. suite In upper  Granlhams, sell-contained, own  entrance, patio, view, Ideal lor  working couple or single person, 5  appl., avail, immed., N/S, N/P,  $580/mo. plus 1/3 ulHs. 886-7666.  #52  AvaH. immediately, Gibsons Marina area, 1 bdrm. suite, 1400; custom bachelor suite, $450. 886-  4590. #52  2 bdrm. house lower Gibsons,  1000 sq. It., apectacular view,  $750/mo. 9674767 aH 5pm.   #2  Ocean view above ground new 2  bdrm. suite, commuters delight,  aval, now, SSSWmo. 8864620. n  3 bdrm. townhouse, large lenced  yard, 765 School fld., $780/mo.  Pam, colled 661-7154 or 682-  7214. 162  3 bdtm. trailer. W/D, aval. Jan. 1,  $650/mo. 665-7511. 11  Immaculate 2 bdrm. apartment,  $650/mo. NRS Sechelt Realty  886-9093. tin  1 bdtm suite In triplex, l/s, w/d,  Marine Drive, Qibaons, $550/mo.  kid. hydro. 8864062. #52  3 bdrm. house, 5 appl., large yard,  close to mailna, N/P, S750/mo.  6864203 or 5624032. ��1  Jan. 1,1 bdrm. F/S lower Gibsons,  $450/mo; Feb. 1, bachelor sule,  F/S, lower Gibeons, J450/mo. Cal  8664690 aH 6pm. 162  Nice dean houee, central Gibsons,  2 bdrms, 2 lull baths, 5 appl.,  garage. $600/mo. ��� ml. No pets.  Aval. Jan. 1.666-7392 eves. #52  Cozy 1 bdim. suite, F/P, laundiy  bellies, Aval. Jan. 15. $500/mo.  Indudes hydro. 922-1860.    152  FURNISHED BACHELOR SUITE,  AU. UTOJTES, NEAR MARMA.  2 bdtmvtw spt. opposite Gibsons t^aa AVAt MMBXATaV.  Marina. Very quiet, secure and  m������ #1  clean. Naw kitchen, bathroom,  laundiy. $720/mo. 886-3420.  Itc  Waterfront Retreat  BeauWuly hrniahed 1 bdrm. eval.  Jan. 1- March 31,1995. Very special. Non-smokers only. 886-9559.  #2  BeaubM lamily home, 4 bdrms., 3 Self-contained beautifully fur-  baths, sunroom, 5 appl., quiet cul- nished large open plan apartment  de-sac In Woodcreek Park, for short term rental. 6864669.  $1100/mo. 8864923.           #52 #52  Bachelor  Suites  MONTHLY or WEEKLY  | loyal leach Motel  IM-7M4  Pebbles Realty  3 bdrm. townhouse cential Gibsons, $775/mo.  3 bdrm. near new randier Chaster  Rd. area,$85C/mo.  John Austin 886-8107. #62  2 bdrm. West Sechell, $700.  1 bdrm. house Sandy Hook, (550.  2 bdrm. suites Sandy Hook, $485  and $550.  2 bdrm. furnished suite Jolly  Roger, $625.  2 bdrm. Pender Harbour, $600.  2 bdrm. smal Davis Bay, $400.  2 bdrm. cute, new, view, lumished  house Garden Bay, $650.  Sussex Group Properly Management, Dave Austin, 885-3295. #1  ROBERTS CREEK  Two bedroom low bank waterfront  home, on acreage, l/s/w/d, $1,100  per month, plus utilities.  LANQDAIE  Three bedroom home, fireplace, 5  appl., walk to lerry, $875 * utilities.  SECHELT  Thiee bedroom waterfront home,  lireplace, al appliances, available  Jan. 1, $1,100.  QIBSONS  Bonniebrook area, three bedroom  semi watertront home, fireplace,  1/sMd, $1,100 plus utilities.  Central Gibsons, two bedroom  home on view lot, short term rental  available. $675 plus utilities.  HOUSE/TOWNHOUSE  Three bedroom townhouse,  l/s/w/d, no pets, $600 per month  plusutllles.  Two one bedroom side by side  duplexes, quiet ana, newly renovated, $550 plus umties.  APARTMENTS  One bedroom view suite, Lower  Gibsons, $500 plus ut*.  Upper Iloor of house, fireplace,  shared laundty, $650 pka utmes.  Three bedroom apartments, rent  includes heal and hot water, $660  to $700, no pets.  Two bedroom apartments - rent  indudes heal and hot water, $550  to $575, central Qtaone, no pell.  One bedroom apartment - rent  Indudee heat and hot water, $550,  no pets.  One bedroom end den, view, quiet  location. $500 plut untitles  GRANT REALTY LTD.  Large 2 bdrm aparlment, plus utility room, ocean view, n/s, n/p, rels.  Avail, immed. $625/mo. 885-5357.  #52  1 bdrm. mobile wilh living room  extension, sundeck, storage shed  In Seima Park. Avail, immed.,  $435fmo. 885-0696. #52  W. Sechel, 3 bdrm. home, 4 appl.,  Ige. deck, ocean view, Ige. landsc.  yard, avail, immed., N/S, N/P, sul.  lor mature or retired couple.885-  0663. #52  New level W/F large 1 bdrm. sule.  Al appl., aval. Immed., $660/mo.,  everything Incl. or Jan. to June,  6575/mo. everything Ind. 1-682-  0124 or 885-9038 weekends. #62  New suite w/leundry room, covered patio, fenced yard, would sul  N/S prol person, $660/mo. utils  kid. 885-2556. #52  Large w/l house on Sechell Inlet, 3  mins. from town, 3 bdrm, 2 1/2  baths, sauna A private dock.  Jason 222-3491. #52  New basement suite W/A view,  everything Included, 800 sq. ft.,  $600/mo. 8854533. #52  3 bdrm. home, 5 appl., carport,  close to golf course, gas, avail.  Jan. 16. (850/mo. plus mis. 885-  7960. '    #1  J\ ��� .illliiiii.il'  2 bdrm. apt. cential Qibsons.  Hydro and cable not included, skylight, newly painted, (695/mo.  886-7016. tl  32 Commeicial  For Renl  35. Business & 135. Business & I 36. Work Wanted  Home Services   I       Home Services   I  1000 square feet of  office/retail space  for lease in Sechelt.  Excellent street  front location in  Trail Bay Centre.  (Cowrie Street)  For more information,  please conlact the  Coast News  885-3930  886-2622  il  Steam cleaning of  carpet & upholstery  flood & water damage removal  Iree estimates  stvics cnnpcT &  UPHOISTCRV CflRC  Phona  Tom Styles  (604) 885 4648  300 sq ft office space for rent in  professional building in Gibsons,  on 800 block ol Sunshine Coast  Hwy. Available Immed. For further  infoimation contad 885-5736   Ifn  Hobby shop shares, Gibsons. 760-  5637. #52  PACKAGED OFFICES  Affordable packaged offices, Wilson Creek Plaza. Inclines furnished office, fax, copier, t secretarial services. Call Nick Proach,  Coastwlde Realty 8854505.   #52  P/T reliel posilion lor women's  support workei at SC Transition  House. Must have reliable transportation and be available lor various shifts. May lead to permanent  P/T. Please send resume outlining  relevant experience to Program  Co-ordinator, SC Transition  House, Box 1413, Sechelt, BC  VON 3A0. Deadline Dec. 31.1994.  #52  35. Business and  TRADITIONAL  DECORATING  Pelnt-Wellpaper  Paul McDonald  ��� 8664426  Chartene'e Super Clean  Fast t efficient house cleaning.  Refs. available. 886-7876.     #52  Resumes and business letters professionally typeset and laser printed. Call 886-3425. tfns  Bookkeeping /Reception/  Five years experience bank telling  / 5 years experience bookkeeping  / accounting, and aome sales  experience. Looking for part-time  oi full-time. For resume or Interview, cal Sue, 6664971.      dns  DRYWALL TAPER  "Save Moneyl' You board, I'l tape.  15 years experience. Qualily service. 685-5564. II  36. Work Wanted  COOL RUNNINGS  One ton truck available fot hauling,  rubbish removal, moving, yard  maintenance, rotolilling, odd jobs.  6854917. tfns  38  Business  Opportunities  For sale. Chiropractic / medical  supply co. Wotk a home and earn  money. Barry 8664204. ss  STORAGE  Enclosed -550 sq.ft., (195  1400 sq.ft., (450  Secure, near Glbaona/Sechal.  922-76)6.  ������������������������  Indoor/Outdoor  MOSAICS  STONE, TILE. GLASS,  PEBBLES, SHELLS,?  886*3021  WALKWAYS,    ���  SIGNS, WALLS,  PAVING STONES  C��ntfa}st\eii*>'lisk!  Try the cost effective  alternative!  Computerized Bookkeeping  & office seivices  18 years experience  885-4049  MJJ SIDING  Vinyl and cedar exteriors, soffits, 1  fascia. Fred Cocker, 885-6065,  eel. 1-880-1580. tin  Davis Bay/Wilson Creek hal available. Wheelchair facilities. 885-  2752 or 865-9663. tfn  Roberts Creek Hall aval, dances,  parties, weddings. Yvonne 866-  7615. Hn  Renovations, Improvements,  decks, siding 4 interior finishing.  Quality work, RELIABLE service.  Free estimates. Call David 885-  0603. Hits  CARPET INSTALLATION  and repairs. 683-9757. #2  Custom woodwork, cabinets,  beds, tables, deck furniture, shelving units, repairs and refinlshing.  Call David 885-0603. Ifns  3 bdrm rancher, 1 1/2 batha,  recently renovated, l/p, blinds.  N/P. 4 appl. 883-2363. #62  3 bdtm. trailer, 5 appl., 1 t/2  baths, pool, avail. Dec. 15,  (660AIW. 883-2867 or 669-2209.  #2  2 bdrm home on acreage, close to  school A park. (600/mo. Avail.  Immed. 866-7226 evet. #3  One room, updated cabin w/flre-  place, suitable lor 1 person.  (500/mo. incl. hydro. Available  Immediately. 665-2703,9254800.  '     #52  W/F 3 bdrm older house, 5 appl.,  wood/ol heal. Lee Bay. Aval. Fab.  1.$660/mo. 063-9446. #1  Waterfront apartments from $380  to $660/mo. Aval. Immed. Ralph.  6634177 or Kort 663-2693.     #2  Sal-contained cozy cabin In Hal-  moon Bay, avail. Immed.,  $325/mo. 684-2904 afl 6pm.    (3  3 bdrm. mobile, W/D, N/P,  $575/mo. 885-8895. #62  Smal t bdrm. home, 4 appl, partial view ol water, aval. Jan. 15  on. $475/mo��� cal alter Dec. 27.  8754698. #62  PROGRAM CONSULTANT  for second stage homing  Eight week position to assist In the  plan lor building, stalling, financing, and policy requirements lor  Interim housing lor women and  children who hava experienced  family violence. Experience In a  transition house is required; experience In second stage housing  preferred. Terms to be negotiated.  Fax brief retume and cover letter  to Sunahine Coatt Community  Seivices, fax #885-9493 by 4pm,  Dec. 30. #62  Drink t shrink, hottest new product. Say goodbye to unwanted  pounds and hello lo added energy  - proven results! Tol free 1-978-  6244. #1  Opportunity to earn good money  and travel. Gal at 8864637. #52  Operator/dispatcher required. Shift  work, must be bondable. Pam  6854111. #62  Loving peison to babysit 3 mo.  ok), 2 days per week, ki my home  starting Jan. 6864706.        #52  Volunteers for front ot house, box  .office, concession at Raven's Cry  Theatre. 885-4597. #52  Re:&v���le  MOBILE Bicycle  Repair & Painting  roK)  We also accept  ft J CALL 11  886-4868  COASTLINE FENCING  All Cedar Wooden Fencea  Deckel Porehea  especially  Call after 6pm 886-2215 Bob ths  Man/man with truck available, for  moving, yard clean-up, dump runs,  etc. Rob 8864822. #1  SAMANTHA'S WINDOW  CLEANING  Prompt and reliable residential and  commercial services. Free estimates 886-2842. #1  QUALITY WOODWORK  HOfTM RlfTWOMnflQi Finishing  We look at all |obs big or small.  For prompt, quality work at an  affordable price, call Art Glee-  bftcht 6164372 or 186-7169. tfn  PEERLESS TREE  SERVICE LTD  Topping - Limbing - Dangei Tiee  Removal, Insured, Guaranteed  Work. Free estimates. 665-2109.  Wektwood  Notice of Pre-Harvwt Silviculture  Prescriptions or Silviculture Prescription  For An Area To Be Logged  (pursuant to Section 12 of the Silviculture Practicas Regulation)  The Wowing areas heveeprepoeed prescription thd wiepplylappmval  to log lie area is obtained from the MWsay ol Foraats. The proposed  prescriptions wi be naHUe tot viewing unl Februery 11,1966 die  location notod bdow, during isgdv womiq noun,  To ensure consideration belore logging commences, any written  comments mud be made to: Robert Sandbag, RPF, AatMal Forsatsr,  dWddwoodot Canada UmM, 1056 Wed Hastings Street, Vancouver,  B.C. VW 3VB or Clowhom DMtol P.O. Box 9, StcM, B.C. VON SM  by Die shove dale.  T  No.  FOREST UC��CEA1tai  112  Ccttaattw,\jotjaets)  __bt_t__t___Jl____lt__t__a  i^tnnjntM*,U^J___s_  qtatm uwsegwi  m.  YES  -NSL  Carpentry, drywall, alterations, all  types of building. Rick, Roberts  Creek cell #1404-7604015.    #1  UWN t GARDEN  Fruit tree pruning and spraying, PROFESSIONAL  garden ranovationa, retaining PROOFREADER FOR HUE  walls, hedge trimming, general Have norwopro ��� wW trevd  Cdl 8664160.        tin Cal 6164426  PROPOSED SILVICULTURE PRESCRIPTIONS  Notice ol pre-tiarvest silviculture prescriptions tor an area to be  logged pursuant to section 12 of the Silviculture Practices  RegtMxi  Each ol the lollowing areas has a proposed Pre-Harvwt  SiMcudure Prescription that wil apply if approval to log the area  Is obtained from the Ministry ol Forests. The proposed  prescriptions wil be available toe viewing until February 9,1986  at the location noted below, during regular working hours.  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Since then, a federal inspection has confirmed that il does  indeed lake 40 whacks with Ihe  little hammer to bust the window and, one imagines, effect  one's escape from the flaming  wreckage of one's former train.  This is not heartening news.  As a VIA veteran, even though I  rode it while it was on ils lasl  legs (I consider VIA lo be  metaphorically down for the  count these days), I'm saddened  by the sorry stale of our national  passenger-railway system,  reduced as it seems now to possible advertising slogans along  the lines of: "VIA Rail - You'll  probably escape with your life."  I like trains. Flying scares me  silly ��� all Ihose jets are sure  getting old, and the ominous  creaking they make while high  over the Rockies provokes a  nervousness that cannot be  quelled by the kindly ministrations of the flight attendant driving the bar-cart.  Long-distance bus travel is  no picnic, either. Leg room is  non-existent, you can'l get up lo  walk around, and sleeping is  pretty much out of the question  unless you're travelling with  someone with whom you're intimately familiar, in which case  you can both contort yourselves  into positions that would do the  Kama Sutra proud        in an attempt to  doze.  (If you're taking a solo bus irip  and try lo sleep,  you run the risk of  waking up to Ihe  realization that  you're drooling on  your neighbour's  shoulder. And  honestly, there's  no telling where  lhat shoulder's  been!)    Taking the train  is by far a much more civilized  mode of getting oneself from  Point A to Point B. Which is not  to say il's glamorous - departing  eastward from Vancouver (with  a stop lo lei me off al a small  town in the Rockies), the  transcontinental can at best be  described as relatively spotless.  But taking Ihe return trip is a  'On trains, my  biggest concern is  whether there's a  wild-eyed drunk  raving in the bar  car and, if not, I  .quickly nominate  mysefffor the  position'  son of a beach  andyjukes  far different experience - passengers who boarded in Montreal or even distant outposts farther east have, by the time the  train reaches Alberta, turned a        little bloc of four  seals inlo their  own personal  fiefdom, and the  passenger cars  often look like a  rolling lent city,  with garbage  strewn about and  bored children  roaming Ihe aisles  in packs.  Unlike on  board planes, my  first    thoughts       upon   boarding  trains are not  about my quickest means of  egress in the event of a disaster  or a safe arrival, whichever  comes first.  On trains, my biggest concern is whether there's a wild-  eyed drunk raving in the bar car  and, if not, I quickly nominate  myself for the position.  Okay, not really, but I do  Charges likely in case of improperly  stored Nelson Island explosives  by Jane Seyd  A fourth operator on Ihe Sunshine Coast will  likely face charges under the federal Explosives  Act, after a police search of a property on Nelson  Island turned up 75 kg of high explosives, plus a  "large concentration" of materials used lo make  ihem, stored inside two unlocked trailers.  "There was a lot more explosive material there  than what we anticipated," said Corporal Bruce  Haynes of the Sechelt RCMP detachment.  The situation was especially grave, according to  police, because of the danger of spontaneous combustion from moisture inside Ihe trailers.  "It could have made it very volatile," said  Haynes.  In addition, the explosives were stored adjacent  to a major hydro electric line.  "If it blew, it could have knocked out the power  to Vancouver Island," said Haynes.  Sechelt police conducted the search under warrant Dec. 23, along with explosives experts from  the RCMP and federal Ministry of Natural  Resources. Police said numerous charges are now  pending against a contractor working for the  Omega mining company on the island. ,  Three other Sunshine Coast companies are also  facing charges for improper storage of explosives  after a police investigation earlier this month into  blasting caps, dynamite and fireworks stolen from  several sites.  Did you know B.C.'s Children's Hospital cares  for more than 900 premature infants and        m**,  critically ill newborns each year?        OlildfenlHospital  Putting smiles back where they belong  A VERY SPECIAL  l(*M>kyoto>  We at Daniel's Interiors would like to  take this opportunity to say  thank you. We appreciate your  business, and look forward to serving you  in the future with the best prices possible.  WE REALLY CARE. IT'S NOT JUST A SLOGAN.  IT'S OUR WAY OF DOING BUSINESS.  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Where, in a stationary drinking environment, brawls might  be expected to crop up amongst  such disparate characters, on  board a train everyone seems lo  be in a gentler frame of mind,  perhaps subconsciously aware  that they are each ambassadors  for their little corners of the  country.  But by the time this sort of  trans-provincial bonding takes  place (and a scary sight it can  bet), I'm generally back in my  seat, dozing happily, though I  guess I won't be able to do thai  anymore without dreaming of  thousands of little hammers  pounding frantically on hundreds of unbreakable windows...  It's a great country. Take a  train and see it. Pack a large  hammer.  K*T^*- ^        New - Used  Furniture tt Collectables  W WHARF STREET MARKET"  l<i ......     Wanted: Stamps & Coins  Open 7 day. a umtk, 10- 5:30pm  5500 Wharf Rd.  885-6389 ^J^Stf  ���i5vF��rA�� 'Jem  ?^^^^^^V&^0-  Open House  Community Meeting  For a brand new you, come to our  lree-no-obligation Open House. 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