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Array COAST^NEWS  50 cents per copy on newsstands  ESTABLISHED     1945  January 9,1995 Volume 50 Issue 02  Ferry fare hike, fee restructure planned  ������������������������������������  A swim in the  Gp? Vandals  have made  a mess of the  SP floor at  Elphinstone  secondary   3  Trees come  down in  Gibsons     3  Annual  Christmas  bird count  figures in  SPCA  news  by Darah Hansen  In an attempt to regain lost revenue and  minimize a fast-growing deficit, the BC  Ferry Corporation has opted once again to  hike ferry fees.  Effective Monday, Jan. 9, passenger  fare year-round on the major routes ���  which includes Horseshoe Bay/Langdale  ��� will increase $.25 from $6.25 to $6.50.  And in a relatively new and complicated  system involving "low", "peak" and  "shoulder" seasons, regular sized passenger vehicles can expect a minimum hike of  $.50 during the weekdays and $1 on weekends bringing the price up from $19.75 to  $20.25 and from $20.75 to 21.75 respectively.  In the peak summer season, vehicle  prices will soar as high as $25 on weekdays and $27 on weekends. That's an  increase in fees of up lo 54 per cent from  those set by the ferry corporation in 1990.  Ed McKenzie, spokesman for the ferry  corporation, said the recent fare increase is  expected to boost ferry revenue by up to $9  million. The fare hike comes on the heels  of a 1994 financial report showing an  annual operating deficit for the ferry corporation of $22 million ��� that's after an  injection of $36.3 million in grant money  from the provincial government.  In last week's interview, McKenzie said  the corporation is moving away from its  reliance on government grants towards a  user-pay system. He said the additional  money garnered through the new fare rate  will be used to cover increasing operational  costs such as fuel, labour, material and supplies.  McKenzie added the corporation also  has plans to put the new money towards  "improving" service to both the Horseshoe  Bay/Langdale and Horseshoe Bay/  Nanaimo runs.  Whether the proposed improvements  include an extra ferry on the Langdale  route or simply more sailings during the  day, McKenzie wouldn't comment. "There  are no details yet," he said. "We might have  something within a month or so."  Meanwhile, Powell River-Sunshine  Coast MLA Gordon Wilson has come out  swinging against the increase in ferry fares.  "I'm pretty angry about the whole  thing," Wilson said in an interview Friday,  Jan. 6. According to Wilson, the increased  fees will do little for the Coast and other  major routes except cripple local business  and tourism dependent on the ferry as an  extension of the highway service.  The ferry service is simply becoming  too expensive for the average tourist to  afford the trip, Wilson said, calling attention to the cost of an "over-height" vehicle  like a camper or trailer now set at $37.25 in  the low season and $44.75 in peak times.  "The ferry corporation is operating on a  false economic premise that an increase in  fares will provide greater revenue and thus  a better operating position...[however] the  net effect will be very damaging to local  economies," he said.  It's a girl!  The first baby born on the  Sunahine Coaat In 1995, Ellen  Beate Engeset. Ellen was born  Jan 3 at 8:51 am and weighed  3.3*5 kilograms.  Here Ellen snuggles with her  mother, Aitrid, at SL Mary's  Hospital. Ellen Joins brothers  Torsteln, 9, Lars, 7, and  lather Roger In their travels  with a British Columbia  Medical Association  sponsored infant car seat  presented Thursday by Dr.  Robert Lehman of St Mary's.  Jpel Johnstone photo  Major  Sechelt  tax  increase  pending  by Jane Seyd  Sechelt taxpayers can expect  to shell out over half a million  dollars more this year to municipal hall and see their tax bill  jump 17 per cent if all goes  according to a provisional budget plan.  If the budget was adopted as  currently laid out, the owner of  an average house worth  $164,000 would see their tax  bill from the district jump just  under $100 per year.  According to this year's provisional figures, property owners can expect to pay out a total  of $3,128,109 in general taxes  in 1995, compared to  $2,560,935 in 1994.  Additional taxes of $80,000  are also estimated in the budget  from new development.  Council adopted the 1995  preliminary budget at its first  regular meeting of the year  Wednesday evening.  According to those figures,  operating costs will be up just  over $600,000 from last year,  for total of $5,746,068 corn-  pared to last year's operating  total of $5,118,310.  Capital spending costs are  estimated at $4 million,  although that figure could  change significantly before a  final budget is approved.  One major cost to Sechelt  this year is in increased payment for police service over last  year.  turn to sechelt on back page  Sunshine Coast oldtimer sounds warning in the moods  by Derek McNaughlon  Behind a rotting split-rail fence in Gibsons lies a  part of the Coast still locked in a time when cows  wandered the government wharf.  Here stands one of the last patches of old Douglas fir forest, in a spot now corralled by fresh vinyl  homes and creeping taxes. Here reveals what was,  what lured men with noses for big  limber to shore. ���������  Art McKinnon saw almost 50  years ago the need to keep some of  the forest that was disappearing  around him. In the late 1950s he  scooped up almost 160 acres of  woodland near Port Mellon for a few  thousand dollars; he selectively  logged some of it, then sold the land     "~~~"~~  a few years later to Canadian Forest  Products for only a few thousand more than he paid.  He has since regained, in various places, almost all  the land he sold.  "I've done lots of logging," says McKinnon, "but  I've never made a clearcut." He walks to Ihe butt of  a 100 year-old Douglas fir on his property of eight  acres. "It's too early to log some of these," he says  pointing to the knotholes at the base of the giant  tree. "Highgrade plywood takes at least 150 years."  McKinnon, "almost 73," loves his trees probably  as much as he loves lona, his wife of 47 years. As  he looks to the dense canopy of his forest, talking  about the bark of one particularly wide fir, his arms  unintentionally curl around the tree.  "You'd be surprised how many logs I've taken  outta here. You have to look close now."  Although his glasses don't fit quite right, pinching his ears at the temple ends, McKinnon has seen  'It's definitely  dying here'  -Art McKinnon  enough changes since he arrived on the Coast in  1956 to know something has gone wrong ��� "radically wrong," but it's not with the big timber.  The salal is disappearing.  "The shrub itself is just turning to sticks,"  says McKinnon. "For some reason it's not growing  back." Not just in the forest behind his wooden  house, but from Vancouver to Earl's       Cove, he says. "Miles and miles of it  is gone. It may mean a natural thing,  'cause, like you say the forest is  always changing, bul somehow I  don't think so."  Contacted Friday, ministry of forest and environment staff had no  knowledge of vanishing salal. But  ���""���^^���    there is a disturbing authority to  McKinnon's early warning.  And he is not sitting at a desk in Victoria: McKinnon rummages the bush almost daily, picking  between 20 and 30 pounds of salal for export to  florists in California, who use the shrub lo enhance  floral bouquets. The picking has nothing to do with  the loss of salal, insists McKinnon. At one time,  "they could never pick it all," he says. "It's definitely dying here."  Salal belongs to the shrub family of plants and  can grow as tall as a pick-up truck. Growing only in  the coastal temperate zone, salal is an evergreen  plant found from Alaska to California. Its berries  are edible, tasting something like huckleberry "marinated in a dilute extract of fir needles."  Deer rely heavily on the shrub as a winter source  of food, but elk, bear and countless birds also  depend on the shrub.  see salal on page 2      Art McKinnon  Derek McNaughlon photo  m__ *MVHARF STREET MARKET  news  \ew - Used  Furniture tSi, Collectables  Wanted: Stamps & Coins  Open 7 davs a week. 10- 5:30pm  5500 Wharf Rd.  Real estate prices heading downward  885-6389  H><!^  LIMITED TIME ONLY  Coit's slowest  time of the  year means  savings for you.  35% OFF Carpet, Drapery, Blind,  Area Rug & Upholstery Cleaning  Traditionally this is COIT's slowest time of Ihe year, hut we've  gut In keep our crews working. So we're offering our biggest discount  of lhe year lor a very limited lime only flat's why il's the perfect  occasion lo get your carpets, area rugs, draperies, blinds and/or  upholstered furniture deep down. 100% COIT CI.KAN.  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According to a statistical report recently  issued by the Real Estate Board of Greater  Vancouver, the average real estate price for a  detached home on the Sunshine Coast has  dropped from $180,000 in January 1994 to  $161,000 in December.  In December 1993 on the Coast, Ihe board  listed the average detached home at  $175,000.  For a comparative home in the 13 other  regional areas listed by the board, prices have  gone up or hovered around the same figure  over the past 12 months with price-tags for  the average home ranging from $193,000 in  Squamish to $670,000 in Wesl Vancouver.  The statistics also show the actual number  of sales on the Coast has dropped from a total  of 583 houses in 1993 to 503 in 1994.  And while ihe figures in the statistical  report may come as somewhat a surprise to  home owners and prospective buyers, it's not  news to those people working in the real  estate market on the Sunshine Coast.  Local realtor Bob Nygren said the declining figures in housing prices on the Coast is  part of an on-going trend which he feels has  finally "bottomed out."  Nygren said the local real estate market  peaked around 1991 but since then the market has "dried up" because buyers are no  longer willing to pay the high prices.  He said his company now handles as  many as 100 reductions in prices every  month for homes listed on the Sunshine  Coast.  Sechelt-based realtor Stan Anderson said  direct and indirect taxation on homes, boosting prices up as much as an additional $12  per square foot, is also adding strain to the  local housing markei.  As for the kinds of people buying on the  Coast, both Nygren Anderson agreed the  spectrum is varied, from retirees to younger  people looking for a "change in lifestyle."  Vancouver is the largest market from  whence buyers come as people sell their  houses in the city and buy something similar  and less expensive on the Coast, the realtors  said.  Waterfront property anywhere on the  Coast is still the hottest ticket in terms of  sales, they said.  Coast salal bushes disappearing: McKinnon  trom page 1  If a shortage of salal persists,  the deficit will quickly affect several other animals in Ihe food  chain.  "There are probably many  reasons," for its disappearance  says McKinnon.  But why doesn't it grow back  after logging, as il should, he  asks. Maybe il's the ozone, he  guesses, maybe it's pollution in  the air.  McKinnon walks to his latest  crop of salal. His thin cotton hat  barely covers the tips of his eats.  His coat is undone. The leaves of  the salal are carefully covered,  unblemished, forest green, beautiful.  In the bush, "good salal lasts  three years," he says. "I haven't  noticed a good batch in 15  years." Like the old fir forest in  his backyard, he adds, there is little left. Very little of the Coast  that once was.  According to Art McKinnon, something is killing Coast salal.  Derek McNaughlon photo  Emergency army hospital to be established?  by Mike O'Keeffe  Now that the cold war is  more or less over, the Sunshine  Coast is awaiting its peace dividend in the form of a 200-bed  portable hospital for use during  natural disasters.  in the 1960s, the federal government installed caches of  medical equipment across the  country, in preparation for  nuclear emergencies.  Because it no longer consid  ers nuclear war a serious threat,  the government has now made  the hospitals available for non-  military emergencies.  One of the hospitals, stored  on a military base in Chilliwack,  has been unofficially promised  to the Sunshine Coast under the  Provinvial Emergency Preparedness (PEP) program,  according to coordinator Chris  Caldwell.  "Everything is lined up and  ready to go," said Caldwell in  an interview.  "We're just waiting for  someone to tell us it's finally  ours."  In the meantime, the Sunshine Coast Regional District  has earmarked $17,000 in its  1995 preliminary budget lo pay  for the delivery, storage, and  maintenance of the unit, said  Caldwell.  The PEP budget, funded  "A\ IDERSON  Rfc LTY LTD (  5686 COWRIE STREET,   P.O. BOX 1219, SECHELT, B.C.  ���  VON 3AO  Jmnny McCourt  885-2162 (res)  290-8886 (ceil)  ANDERSON REALTY LID. is,  pleased to welcome Jenny  McCourt to their sales team.  Jenny has been an active  Realtor on the Sunshine Coast  (or the past 13 years, and is a  long-standing member of the  Greater Vancouver Real Estate  Board's Medallion Club, as well  as the Real Estate Board's  President's Club.  Jenny extends an invitation to  all her clients to call on her at  her new office, and she'll take  you out for teal  LensTtttce Chansbtrt Brian Hrattley AUttdait W. 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The hospital, complete with  operating room and x-ray  machine, will be stored in two  freight containers at the airport  in Wilson Creek.  Caldwell said PEP must purchase and modify the containers  and pay to prepare and rent the  storage site.  In case of an emergency,  Caldwell said, the equipment  can be quickly installed in an  arena Or gymnasium. He said  the portable hospital is needed  because there is only one hospital on the Coast, serving 25,000  people.  Caldwell said the mobile unit  would be deployed only if a disaster rendered St. Mary's Hospital in Sechelt inoperable or  blocked transportation to the  facility.  "Our situation here is quite  unique," said Caldwell. "Anywhere else, you could load the  sick or injured on a truck and  drive down the highway till you  found another hospital."  In the case of a major disaster, Caldwell said, the Coast  could be isolated from the  Lower Mainland, and Coast  communities could be cut off  from the hospital. He said the  airport location was chosen  because it is on the east side of  Chapman Creek.  If something were to happen  to the Chapman Creek bridge on  Highway 101, residents on the  east side would be unable to  reach the hospital, said Caldwell. In that case, the hospital  would be deployed east of the  creek.  Caldwell said the worst-case  scenario for a local disaster  would be an earthquake. But, he  said, there are many other cases  in which the mobile hospital  could be needed.  For instance, the hospital  could be damaged by fire or  sabotage, or the bridge or highway could be destroyed by  flooding, he said.  "Our job [at lhe SCEP] is to  make sure we are as prepared  as we can afford to be for an  emergency thai we hope will  never happen," said Caldwell.  So far, lhe government has  not officially said when or if the  Coast will receive the hospital.  But Caldwell said he hopes it  will be delivered soon.  "It can't get here soon  enough," he said.  "You never know when disaster will strike."  ���������" K Coast News, January 9, 1995  news  Elphie secondary hit by vandalism  by Sandra Smith  Elphinstone Secondary students are taking P.E. class outside and evening basketball  players are searching for courts  while the school's gymnasium  floor recovers from a torrent of  Christmas holiday vandalism.  In late December, rain water  streamed into the school's gym  and music room after vandals  plugged drainage culverts with  sandbags and garbage cans, said  school principal Martyn Wilson.  Repair costs could be well  over $100,000 if the hardwood  floor needs replacing, said Tim  Anderson, the school district's  Secretary-Treasurer. However,  school officials are hoping  they'll get lucky and Ihe floor  will dry out wilh minimal  labour, he added.  The district will pay a $3,000  deductible and the rest of the  bill falls under an insurance policy.  "Inevitably, things like this  mean the maintenance department won't be able lo do some  other things now," Anderson  said.  In Ihe meantime, Ihe gym is  closed and officials are wailing  for an assessment from a Vancouver-based hardwood expert  this week.  The school's athletic teams  hope to use other community  gyms to continue their season.  The flooding occurred on  three occasions this December,  Flight Italmng a Ctioilttt  Private Pilot Ground School  Feb 7th  Tues. & Thurs. evenings  7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  License Endorsement Training Available In:  ��� Night Rating ��� Commercial Pilot  ��� IFIi (Instrument) rating  Call for details &&&-&_Z.lF'4-  ���Transport Canada Certified*  Vandals plugged up culverts at Elphinstone Secondary School causing flooding ofthe gym last month.  The facility is closed unli the hardwood floor dries and its fate can be determined.     Joel Johnstone photo  wilh most damage caused on lhe  third occasion Dec. 27, between  10 pm and 2 am, said Wilson.  "There's no question it was  done quite deliberately," he  said.  Gibsons RCMP have no  leads on the culprits but are still  investigating. Wilson suspects  the vandals are probably  teenagers but not students.  In addition, vandals attacked  the school's portables, breaking  five windows, damaging doors  and handrails and cutting  through wire fencing.  School maintenance manager  Fred Scott said vandals frequently "take sport" wilh  smashing windows in the end  portable, four of which have  been replaced since September  at $150 each.  Wilson said maintenance  Diamond proves rough on trees  by Mike O'Keeffe  A thick stand of trees on  Highway 101 in Gibsons has  been cleared to make way for a  baseball diamond and commercial development and to fund  two non-profit organizations,  The Gibsons Minor Ball  Association has cleared aboul  four acres of bush in Brothers  Park, near the corner of highway  101 and Park Slreet, where il  plans to build a competition-  sized ball diamond. The association has sold the logs for about  $15,000, said projeci chairman  Don Stuart.  The town of Gibsons, which  owns the park property, will  donate that money to the ball  diamond. Stuart said the association maximized the profit from  Ihe trees by having volunteers do  the logging and shipping.  The trees in Brothers Park  were felled in early December,  leaving less than one acre of  bush, fronting on the highway.  That property belongs to Sl.  Mary's Catholic Church. The  church plans lo sell it to help  fund its move from the highway  to Sharman Road in about five  years, said Father Alan Boisclair  in an interview.  Last week, Ihe chuich had the  trees cleared in preparation for  Ihe sale. He said lhe $2,500 from  the sale of Ihe trees will go  toward the property, where a  new church and school will be  built.  'H the fill didn't kill  tbem, they'd be kitted  by accident'  -Don Stuart  "We're a very poor church,  and we're growing quickly," said  Boisclair. "The cost [of the new  church] is tremendous, and every  little bit helps."  According to Boisclair, the  church expedited the removal of  the trees because they posed a  danger to buildings and motorists  on the highway. He said the trees  could easily blow down because  of the deforestation of Brothers  Park.  Stuart said il was "absolutely  necessary" to remove all of the  trees on the site to make room  for the ball diamond. Also, he  said space was needed for trucks  that will soon begin delivering  about 20,000 yards of fill for the  projeci. "When you're dealing  wilh that much fill, it's not practical to save a few trees here and  there," he said. "If the fill didn't  kill Ihem, they'd be killed by  accident."  Stuart said the association  will plant trees along the perimeter of Ihe property, but he did nol  say how many will be planted.  He said the diamond, the first of  ils kind on the Sunshine Coast,  should be completed this summer. However, he said il will be  ahoul a year before Ihe field is  ready for play.  Mayor Eric Small said council approved the plan in principle  last summer. He said council was  not required to hold a public  meeting before giving permission to clear trees in the public  park. He noted that the bush was  the only undeveloped area in the  park.  Small said Ihe park was  donated to the town with the  condition thai it be used only for  public recreation. The ball diamond falls "within the terms of  that agreement," he said. "With  the growing need for recreational  facilities in lown, we felt it was  time to make thai area available  for recreation."  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 construction 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.  ThanlQjOU  workers are discovering other  problems with the school's  drainage system as a result of  the plugged culvert incident.  Discussions are underway  with the Town of Gibsons  regarding permanent underground culverts in the area, said  Scolt.  The school's drainage system  will likely be upgraded in the  process, he said.  The  Coast  News:  The Sunshine  Coast's  first choice  for news, sports  & entertainmerit  coverage!  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 8867107  Paslor Ray Austin 886-4844  Ywili Puuir L DenBraber 886-2420  Allan Welcome  AtjVtllet at* tiereitleiwleJtalk ufcAmal.  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Esther North, Rector  886-7410  Hwy. 101 at North Rd., Gibsons  St. Hilda's Anglican  Church  Binude it ShomdJffe, Stchelt  SS55019Tht lev.CuhettlK Hill  Sunday Services  8:00 am     Holy Eucharist  9:30 ��m     Family Service, Sunday  School & Nursery  11:15 am   Traditional Anglican  Service  'Show your spirit- come back lo  chunk"  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 Point Road, 886-7049  Pastor Monty Maclean  SIDEWALKSALE!  JANUARY   2   THRU   14  UP TO  00% 70%  SUNNYCREST MALL ��� HIGHWAY 101, UPPER GIBSONS opinion  An open letter to  Regional Director  Brett McGillivray  Dear Director McGillivray,  First of all I would like to thank you for your letter  found in the regional bulletin board of last week explaining  your position on the regional district's involvement with  Ecuador and I apologize that you found yourself in the "difficult" position of defending a federal government program.  Many in the federal government find themselves in the same  predicament.  As to the letter itself, it seems to leave a few questions  unanswered. For instance, what, on a personal level, do you  and Mr. Jardine hope to accomplish through this experience?  It is fine to quote from a government brochure the intent of  the federal International Office Partnership Program, but what  is your particular passion with Ecuador? What specific knowledge do you hope to impart and what information do you hope  to glean?  One of the things which remains hardest to understand,  despite the justifications supplied in your letter, is why it is  necessary for anyone from our part of the world to venture off  to South America to leach the Ecuadorans our way of government in the first place? If two members of an Ecuadoran  municipal council are coming here, shouldn't that be enough?  Couldn't they perhaps take part in our government proceedings al this end and thus cul the cost of the program by half?  For your part, on a more personal level ��� since it is clear how  strongly you feel about helping Ecuador ��� contributing to  one of the organizations you mentioned, such as Oxfam,  Unicef or World Neighbours would be an excellent gesture.  Other questions: why would this endeavour stretch over  five years and how many trips to Ecuador will it entail? And  there will be another regional election in those five years ���  are you so confident of re-election that you can say you will  you still be a player in the years to come? Or will another Sunshine Coast dignitary be "forced" to fill your shoes and wing it  for the last two years based upon your notes?  As to your assertion that the program is paid through the  federal government and not from the "local tax base," the  point has been clearly made ��� and one would hope understood by a government official such as yourself ��� that we  taxpayers prop up the federal government. All of it is our  money, and the federal government, from all views, is in no  more position to spend it recklessly than our local governments.  Director McGillivray, what you have written would seem  not so much an explanation as a literary middle finger brandished at your constituents. The arrogance you are displaying  is inappropriate. You know how the Coast regards this endeavour, you've heard it loud enough, but still you are determined  to continue.  Please, reconsider what you are doing. Take that principled  stand. Inform the federal government that foreign affairs is the  domain of bigger fish. Tell them you were elected by the people of the Sunshine Coast on a platform which included no  mention of South America or foreign affairs and that it is to  the people who elected you that you owe your undivided  attention.  By all means, invite Ecuadoran council members here and  supply them with all the information they desire, but acknowledge the fact that at this point in Ecuador's history, there is  very little they can teach us.  Sincerely,  Stuart Burnside  Editor, Coast News  letter*  A sad thing  It will make 1995 rather sad  when we realize that our friendly and informative Coast News  will no longer be in the mailbox,  a step backwards, I would say.  However, thank you all very  much for the interests you  brought us and I hope that somehow, someday, a new Coasl  News will be back. Do try very  hard. I think that many people  will be pulling for you. How  about charging us all a small  fee?  I'm not expressing myself  very well, but I do wish you the  very best of luck in whatever  you do.  With warmest wishes  MRS. J. DAVIES  Roberts Creek  Anyone annoyed?  Is anyone else annoyed with  Coast Cable Vision? I don't  know if I am reacting as much  to the rate increase is I am to the  idea that Coast Cable has added  three new channels in which I  have no interest. Contrary to  their opinion, this is not "more  of (my) kind of television.''  When I telephoned their  office I was told that these channels came closest to subscriber  requests. What subscriber  requests? I didn't even know  that they took suggestions, or I  would have made a few. To me.  these new channels seem to  overlap material that we already  have in abundance.  The two PBS channels, Ihe  Knowledge Network, and A&E  caiTy excellent documentaries in  addition to qualily dramas and  entertainment. Every other channel has magazine shows and  nonfiction coverage, including  the two news networks. I can't  see any need for two new channels that only show documentaries.  For that matter why are we  getting channels that come in  twos, like Noah's ark? We have  the two PBS channels with  almost exactly the same programs; although this is convenient, it is hardly necessary.  Yes, country and western music  is popular, but I am having difficulty believing that a large number of viewers asked for a second C&W channel. Or that the  powers that be actually gave it  to them. How about something  completely different, like the SF  channel?  And then there is the Learning Channel, which claims  "completely non-violent programming" and includes 11  half-hour cooking shows each  day. Nonviolent? Yesterday they  ran a 15-hour marathon on the  Great Battles of the Civil War.  During Christmas week it was  The Life and Times of Jesus  Christ.  The TLC does tend to depict  scenes by showing paintings and  etchings. However, if crucifixion and war are considered nonviolent activities, then their definition is far different from mine.  TLC's violence is mostly tidied  and nonsensalional, but it is certainly there.  Even the very interesting first  episode of the Desmond Morris  series The Human Animal  included footage of a furious  individual being clubbed by a  police officer.,  ^\^  ^ttrvr  *r  iM  '  t* * 4"    **f\   (  *iMi *����  f '-,: -^tA)ttti*lth**hl ,*"  ��� :���'������ '���  \ ...              ��� ..:... ������  " .    '���%.          r'< !  '%< i  flit  Spit  ft  \\\_\  'J  Okay. For me this is what it  boils down to. Coast Cable's  basic package covers most  everything that I want to watch ���  except A&E, and I like A&E a  whole lot. The basic package  cost is $18.85 with taxes. On  Feb. 1 the full value package  goes up to $25.63. It comes  down to whether I want to pay  $7 per month for A&E. Personally I plan to give the whole  thing a long, hard look before  making up my mind.  E.M. GOLDMAN  Gibsons  Sounds like Rogers  Ken Hughes of Coast Cable  says his company's tactics  regarding the introduction of  new cable channels are not the  same as those of Rogers Cable.  (Coast News, Jan. 4).   Perhaps he can explain the  difference. You will be billed  for new services on Feb. 1  unless you decline in advance.  You may nol decline the new  services if you wish to maintain  extended basic service. You  may not continue to enjoy programming you are already  receiving such as Arts and  Entertainment or TSN unless  you subscribe to the new services al higher prices.  Sounds just like Rogers to  me.  FRED KUMMER  Halftnoon Bay  Caution: the following column may offend some readers  Be warned: at some point this column will contain a four-letter expletive beginning with 'F'.  Since we first ran the story about the banning of  the 1960s poetry book New American and Canadian  Poetry (published by Saunders of Canada, Ltd.) from  Chatelech secondary, we have received more letters  in a shorter period of time were received for any  other issue in the last year. The story even made it to  the national news and sparked a debate lhat, while  not new, seems lo be transfused with new blood.  The letters we've received argue both sides of the  censorship issue. There are those who believe nothing should be censored; lhat in any form, censorship  is an infringement on our democratic rights. Some  writers claim studenls are young adults and capable  of understanding and appreciating poetry for whal it  is: a form of artistic expression. The youths of today  know a lot more than their parents did at the same  age, these writers maintain.  Other writers went so far as lo poinl oul Ihe irony  (or is il hypocrisy?) of a recent school board decision allowing the instillation of condom machines in  the washrooms of the same school.  Then there are those who say censoiship is a  good and necessary thing ��� if practised wilh fair  judgement ��� al leasl when it occurs in our schools.  Schools, they maintain are places of learning and  Ihose responsible for leaching our young, i.e. the  governmenl, have certain boundaries within which  Ihey musl act.  Slill others observing the argument blame the  media for blowing the issue out of proportion.  Well, let's look at the issue. The biggest problem  we face is that the political system in which we live,  democracy, demands that we preserve and protect  cane raised  our freedom of expression. Demands that we die to  do so if pressed hard enough. The same system,  charged with filling our young wilh the knowledge  necessary to create "decent, responsible (some  would say pliable) human beings," is mandated to  shield those children against certain "evils" found in  given sources of literature.  Herein lies ihe rub. A government espousing  democratic ideals is not equipped to handle issues  like censorship with anything approaching grace, at  least not when the issue reaches the point of public  input or outcry.  The result is lhat when a school board feels  obliged to remove a book from a school, the action  usually appears heavy-handed and totalitarian. Like  the banning of a long accepted (if ignored) book of  poetry at the insistence of a single parent.  The trick from the government point of view is to  keep oul of lhe schools all books around which a  stink might later be raised, lo apply censorship without public scrutiny, i.e., to censor its own censorship.  To lhat end, there are literally hundreds of thousands of books that will never see the inside of a  school library, but for the most part the public will  never be the wiser. Nor will the public ever know  why those books were ueemed unfit.  stuart burnside  What struck home the hardest through reading  the letters received by the Coast News, though, is  that virtually no one writing has any idea of what  New American and Canadian Poetry contains. This  would seem like a prerequisite to any sort of debate.  So, to further the cause of informed discussion, or at  least get people interested in reading New American  and Canadian Poetry for themselves, here is a sample of the poetry over which the dust flew at Chatelech a couple of weeks ago:  Behind that wall my roommate racks his girl  / could have said makes love  bul only I do lhat, others fuck or screw  I scowl in my corner and lurn thehifi off  lo hear Ihem belter: oh tasting love  through lhe ears is such a painful thing:  my parts numb as my ears stand up  attentive as trees: ihey are in lhat room  forever, bouncing gut to gut, flesh slapping  on llie squeaky bed. And in my mind all the beds  lever squeaked in, all the rooms I'd wished  I'd been in, float like pure heaven, serene  and easy, quiet in lhe night, disturbing no one  Geo/Hewitt  In truth, there are poems in this book which can  be viewed as more objectionable than this one. Fact  is, they were too long to run in their entirety and  anything less negates Ihe point, which is that a poem  and its contents should be viewed as a whole. As  should New American and Canadian Poetry.  Yes, censorship in our schools is a sticky issue,  and ihere are no easy solutions. But there are courses of action each side of the argument can take if so  inclined...  To those avowing an overpowering hatred of  censorship, attack the issue at a higher level. If your  degree of disgust is as elevated as proclaimed, start a  campaign to end all censorship in our schools.  To those who believe censorship in schools is  warranted and justified, find a way to make sure you  get to see the lists of all proposed reading material  for your school's library and raise your slink before  any offending books get through the door. Applying  censorship without the knowledge of the general  public is the best way to ensure success.  To those who blame the media for overblowing  the issue, I say we reflect our community's views.  That we received such response from a single story  is indicative of how strongly people feel on both  sides of the subject, even if they aren't familiar wilh  the particular subject matter.  And to those offended by this column, you were  warned, but you read on anyway. This is what happens io books carrying such warnings as well ���  they become hot reading, so to speak. So don't be  loo surprised if you find the once-obscure New  American and Canadian Poetry makes it to a list of  the bestselling books in BC this year. And don't  assume only adults will be reading it.  COAST^NEWS  Subscription Hates tor  Hit Coasl News oe Iht Wetteeidee:  Canada: I year ��� $35 I $2 45 CST - J37 45  6 months ��� $20f$l 40CST-J21.40  Foeeign: I year . SMI {No CST)  Keg. No, 4702  The Sunshine Com! News �� published on  the Sunshine Coasl B.C. evety Monday by  Classford rress ltd.  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Otto Stall  ���abtons  ���Seefte*  tant Put  C��oi Qardaraaon  | Voorcrt��wm/mViAM'��D-m\W\Cn��wpjpw |  The Sunshine Coait News it protected by copyright  and reproduction oi any part of it by any meant is  prohibited unlets permission in writing is first secured  from Glassford Press Ltd., holder of the copyright  ,i Coast News, January 9, 1995  letters  Debunking the carbuncle theory  I've been thinking a lol about  the balance of trade lately, not  because I particularly give a hoot  about the balance of trade, but it  keeps my mind off this lump on  my face.  It's not a huge, horrible lump,  the kind that, if it were on my  back, would qualify me for the  bell-ringer's job al Notre Dame  cathedral, but it's big enough lo  be noticeable by people such as  my friend John from Vancou-  ver.who calls me "Ed" (it's a  long story) and is prone to  thoughtful, sensitive comments  such as, "Geez, Ed, what the hell  is lhat? A carbuncle?"  Well, no, it's not a carbuncle.  I don't even know what a carbuncle is - how can I possibly  have one?  (This is sort of my way of  handling the many things I can't  bring myself lo deal with: I must  still have credit, because my  MasterCard hasn't spontaneously  burst into flames; that flashing  "OIL" light on my dashboard  means I have plenty, right?)  Bul just to be on Ihe safe side,  I decided lo look up "carbuncle"  in the dictionary.  It is "larger than a boil, and a  more deep-seated infection, has  several openings, and is more  serious in it effects." So I Ihink I  speak for all of us when I say  "Yuckl"  Alternately, a carbuncle is "a  smooth, round garnet or other  deep-red jewel."  So I'm relieved to report that  this thing on my face is most  emphatically not a carbuncle,  though the concept of sprouting  semi-precious jewels is intriguing, and could constitute a new  and delightful form  of income. --~"���  Page 287 of Ihe  dictionary also provides me with an  extensive list of  things lhat I also do  not have, such as a  carbon copy, a carburetor and a carcajou. Since that  last one is the  Algonquin word  for wolverine, I'm especially  delighted to report that it's not  attached lo my face.  However, it is a lump, I've  had it for a while, it ain't going  away, litis wouldn't necessarily  bother me; encroaching lumpi-  ness strikes me as an expected  symptom of moving into middle  age. However, it seems to get  quite a response from people I  know or meet, most of whom  have reactions along the lines of  John-from-Vancouver's, though  they're generally a tad more cir-  'I don't relish the  thought of  smacking myself  tn the face  with a dictionary  several times'  son of a beach  andyjukes  cumspecl. So I'm going to go  have it "looked at."  I'm not much of a fan of doctors' offices and hospitals - it  probably goes back to a vaccination by the family  ���������������   pediatrician, ihe  one that has left the  same scar on the  left       shoulder  (memo   to   self:  check which shoulder Ihe scar's on  when showering  tomorrow morning)  of most people my  ______    age. Was that Ihe  shot   for   polio?  Probably...  It's been over 30 years now,  but I can remember it like 10  minules ago; he stuck the needle  in me, I attempted to levitate into  the doctor's office on the next  floor, and he made a remark  about how it would hurt a lot less  if I didn't squirm.  I resolved to stay as healthy as  possible, and was fairly successful in slaying out of his office for  the duration of my childhood.  Here's the punchline: He's  now my stepfather!  Of course, we gel along  famously now; that incident is  never even mentioned, and I  slumber peacefully in lhe guest  bedroom, occasionally stirring  fitfully but mostly secure in the  knowledge that he's retired, and  they've taken the really, really  big needles away from him.  But he can still play Lump  Advisor, which is fine by me. Al  first he said to leave il; maybe it  would go away, which is Ihe sort  of advice I'm delighted lo take,  but his current advice is lo have  it looked at. So 1 guess I will.  This entails visiting a lump  specialist, who will no doubt  stroke his chin thoughtfully, then  suggest enough surgery so that  he can afford a new set of golf  clubs.  This will probably leave me  wilh a rakish scar, which I will  attribute to a fencing incident, as  in, "I was putting up a fence, you  see, when..."  I've heard of other doctors  who advise smacking lhe offending lump with a large book, on  the theory lhat not even lumps  like to be repeatedly smacked,  and they eventually decide lo  move on.  However, I don't relish the  thought of smacking myself in  the face with a dictionary several  limes, so I guess it's the knife for  me.  In any event, the lump and 1  shall soon part company. I'm  going to miss it, in a strange  way.  Mian  We like and value  Barney  RE: Barney Johnson (Coast  News, Dec. 8)  You were way too quick to  paint Pacific Press as a Scrooge  causing distress at Christmastime to Province carrier Barney  Johnson.  Mr. Johnson is a valued  member of our delivery team.  His example (as he runs his  route on his electric scooter and  then donates much of the  income lo the Kiwanis) is also  an inspiration to the community.  We are no Scrooge. Barney  Johnson is nol going to lose his  delivery job. Indeed we've been  working wilh him to help make  things better for him, not worse.  RICHARD BURTON  Distribution Manager  Pacific Press Limited  Where to find a  soapbox  I'm quite sure lhat censorship  in your schools is much, much  more serious than one poetry  book removed because of graphic portrayals of sex using graphic words.  Is there, for example, any  single book on those library  shelves thai takes the view that  sex is about as safe, healthy and  fun as eating and is to be recommended for young and old  alike?  I would guess that there is  nol one book on ihose carefully  controlled shelves that presents  a balanced or positive side to  illegal drug use; not one that  tells of the slaughter from Ihe air  of hundreds of thousands of  Iraqi conscripts and civilians  during the Gulf War; not one  that argues convincingly that  Capitalism may be a bad system; not one book that suggests  that compulsory institutional  education is part of total control  by and for the state; not one that  presents the case for anarchism;  not one that extolls the hippy  movement, or even presents a  comprehensive overview of the  enormously influential alternate  culture that arose in the 60s and  70s and is still with you; not one  book about the beat generation  or any works by any of its literary luminaries; not one on how  to organize a non-violent  demonstration or social protest  campaign; nol one that suggests  prison are an abomination and  should be abolished, that an  adversarial justice system never  arrives at the truth, and that pun  ishment, any punishment means  hurting people, and is not an  appropriate response to wrong  doing; not a single book presenting the long litany of horrors perpetrated by organized  Christianity; not one exposing  the myths of heterosexual  AIDS; not one detailing US  involvement in training and support of Central American right  wing death regimes; nol one  about Canada's complicity in  genocide in East Timor, not one  book aboul...see what I mean?  Education or propaganda?  The answer seems obvious open  enquiry or social control? Is  there any doubt? Free speech in  Canada? What a farce!  And it extends beyond the  school library.  If I wanted to get up on a  soap box in upper Gibsons to  raise any of these issues wilh  students, who pray tell, would  give me a square foot to stand  upon? The school administration? The owneis of Sunnycrest  Mall, Chevron Canada? Mayor  Small?  PETER UGHT  Sechelt  ATTENTION COAST CABLE  VISION CUSTOMERS  Please don't believe everything you see and  hear from Vancouver Media.  I.       We are NOT owned and operated by Rogers or  Shaw Cable.  >.        Our FULL VALUE CABLE package that Includes  The Sports Network, The Nashville Network,  Cable News Network, Arts & Entertainment,  New Country Network, Discovery Network, The  Learning Channel, WTVS-PBS Detroit,  MuchMusic and TVS, is the besl package  offered in southwestern British Columbia and at  the lowest price.  3. We have not removed any of our original Full  Value Cable services but have enhanced them  with three new services - the very best and  most popular services of their kind across North  America including New Country Network,  Discovery and The Learning Channel.  4. We are in the business of providing variety and  CHOICE to our customers, while adhering to  the CRTC Rules of Carriage.  5. The CRTC Rules of Carriage changed on  January 1st, causing us to add new services to  balance our Full Cable Package between U.S.  and Canadian seivices. Full Value Cable now  includes five (5) Canadian and five (5) U.S.  Services.  S.        At $5.95 per month as of February 1,1995, our  Full Value Cable package of ten (10) services  represents the best entertainment value of its  kind anywhere in southwestern British  Columbia.  Don't be mislead by talk show hosts and newspaper reporters that do not tell you the whole story.  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We've heard that question many times since the announcement the Coast  News will close January 30th. Many of you have told us you don't want to see  your paper disappear.  Employees ofthe Coast News also want to see their community paper  continue. To ensure that, we've decided to start an independent, employee-  owned, full-distribution newspaper which will cany on the spirit and the  expertise ofthe Coast News. But to do that we need your encouragement. We  need to know our readership is behind us.  If you'd like to see the spirit of the Coast News continue, we're asking you to  show your support by buying a one-year voluntary subscription to our paper.  In the next lew weeks, we'll be keeping you informed on our progress, and a  start-up date for our new publication.  Thank you to all for your kind words of support during the past two months.  �����<   r~| Yu, I'd Mw I* auppart your  MW COMMWllty nowspopor.  I enclose a $50' cheque or money order  for a one-year subscription, payable to the  Community News Group.  I-! Please send me more information about your  ^"^ new community newspaper.  address  phone  Please return completed forms fo the Communily News Oroup  RR4 SIO C80, Gibsons, VON IVO, or call us at 886-8771 after 6 pm  *ln ihe evenl lhal the paper does nol receive enough support to proceed, all money will be refunded. please posl  Important Phone Numbers  You May Need In 1995:  'J' Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of England  Buckingham Palace, London, England  01144 71930-4832  ^ Hill Clinton, President ofthe United States  White House, Washington, D.C.  (202)456-1414  %' Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada  Prime Minister's Office, Ottawa, Ontario  (613)992-4211  $' Mike Harcourt, Premier of British Columbia  Premier's Office, Victoria, BC  (604)387-1715  W Gabricllc Capcwdl, Owner, Urban Gypsy  Gibsons landing, British Columbia  (604)886-7455  Nole: Some oi die above may not always return your call,  but Gabf idle Gipevd] will.  Announcing Urban Gypsy's First Annual January Sale  Up to 25% offsekcted items  Upbam Gypsy  Import!  homa accessorial Ot i.ilq*  Jonuon, Houmi W.Ji. - S��*. IllOO - 5i00 PM  Giltoni La*Ji*9     886-7455      news  Sechelt traffic situation raises anger  by Jane Seyd  Decisions ahoul car traffic heing handed  down by the powers lhat be in the department of highways and Sechell Council aren't  doing Sechell business owners any favours.  In fact, some merchants say Ihose who  control the traffic flow are well on their way  lo knocking off business on the main downtown streets.  Many business owners on Cowrie Street  say they've seen Iheir number of customers  drop since Highway 101 was rerouted  through Teredo Street and a left-hand turn at  Cowrie and Wharf streets removed.  "It's affected the whole of Ihe slreet,"  says Tony Dawkins of Tony's Lock and  Key. "They're just killing Ihe whole of  Sechell."  "Some days you could shoot a shell off  down this road and you wouldn't hit anything."  While many people still come to  Dawkins' business because they need a specific service, he says the move to change the  traffic in Sechelt certainly hasn't helped him,  and add:, for merchants who rely more on  casual walk-in cuslomers, the situation is  even worse.  Across the street, Adrien Tylor of Family  Bulk Foods agrees wilh lhat assessment, as  does Ihe nearby owner of the Sunny Markei  convenience slore.  "They didn't look al the ramifications of  changing people's traffic habits," says Tylor.  "Our sales are down."  Margaret Humm of Marlee Fashions  echoes that comment, saying her sales have  been hurt by as much as 20 per cenl.  Shoppers "don'l come this way," she  says. "We're not very pleased aboul il."  Several merchants said they're especially  upsel that the rerouting has pul a dent in  business just as owners have seen the downtown revitalization process, meant to encourage shoppers to come to Cowrie, completed.  'Some days you could shoot  a shell off down this road  and you wouldn't bit  anything'  ���Tony Dawkins  Many agree other factors are also to  blame for the reduction in business, ranging  from a sluggish local economy to the GST.  One effect of removing the left-hand turn  at Cowrie and Wharf is lhal drivers are now  using bolh Inlet Ave. and the alley behind  Ihe Bank of Montreal as main thoroughfares  on to the highway, say merchants.  Sometimes, delivery trucks can't even get  in to the back of her slore, because there's so  much traffic in the alley, says Tylor.  Says Dawkins, "The escape routes are  proving to be ralher dangerous."  For store owners on Wharf Streel, parking  is ihe main concern.  Changes to the angle parking on Ihe street  have been discussed by Sechell Council and  the highways department for safety reasons,  which could include removing existing parking spaces.  As it is, "the parking situation is really  desperate," says Betty Mollis of Sechelt  Family Market.  Several merchants on Wharf Streel say  they're also unimpressed with Sechelt Council's decision lo let businesses open with less  than the required number of parking spaces  as long as they pay money into a special  fund.  "It doesn't do existing businesses any  good," says Ken Custance of Galiano Market.  At Wednesday night's council meeling,  Councillor Mike Shanks responded to recenl  reports of storeowners' woes, saying the district has put together a list of items the highways department was supposed to have completed six to nine months ago lo help the  downtown situation.  "If highways isn't prepared to do it, we'll  have to take some action ourselves," he said.  One proposed solution to the Cowrie  Streel problem is moving the cenotaph to  adjacent Acacia Park, which would allow for  a left-hand turn on to the highway.  Gerry Wittenberg, president of the  Sechelt Legion, says "Ihe Legion is certainly  willing to discuss it," bul so far, nobody has  approached Ihem.  Meanwhile, Custance says he's concerned  about Ihe future for businesses.  "The department of highways thinks Ihey  own the road," he says. "They don't know  whal they're doing to business and they  don't care."  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Our competitive prices are your  guarantee that shopping at Furniture Land gives you the highest  value possible in today's competitive Home Furnishing market.  Best Value! Best Selection! Best Quality! Best Service!  5605 Sunshine Coast Hwy., Sechelt ��� 885-5756  home for mentally ill continues  by Jane Seyd  An angry outburst from a  woman in Sechelt council chambers Wednesday night marked  continued debate over whether a  group home for people with  mental illness should go ahead  in Davis Bay.  Earlier in Ihe evening, council heard from Simpkins Road  resident Mark Coombs, who  said neighbours to the proposed  Kirkland Centre home still  aren't happy aboul having the  facility in their neighbourhood.  Coombs said parents in Davis  Bay are concerned about the  safely of their children who  attend a nearby elementary  school.  "We have concerns about  how the facility is going to be  run," he told council. "We don't  feel very safe or very secure."  Those comments prompted  an angry response from a  woman who had been listening  from Ihe audience, who told  council, "People with a mental  illness have the same rights as  other people."  The woman said group  homes are urgently needed for  people with mental illness  because facilities in Ihe Lower  Mainland are already full and  some patients are ending up on  Vancouver's skid row because  there's nowhere for them to go.  "I have a menial illness. I'm  nol ashamed of it...I'm living  wilh it," she shouted al council  Thankyou for hefping with  Christmas in the Landing  Congratulations  to the winners  ofthe  Wreath Contest:  Marg t, Horry Smith  OmCrosby  Ted G Louise Hume  EricSmaU  Lynda Banintles  Fbylltl Citrvey  Landing Unisex  Jim OBrtan  Trevor a Joy Germaine  Statu  Kelly Barabtttb  SlmontCanysltSmttb  aildrenlCttitr  KacMBitUen  DaitCokl&Saisd  Hoc GJitrtr Mackenzie  Salty Bondy  lack Diamond  MartarelJoists  Terena Mcintosh  Jamlt Mills  Gtbtoni Landing Heritage Sot  UaWesttU  ChertBee  Kate Webb  The Xmas Committee  Coasl Bookstore  Congratulations to ail tht winners  of tht Santa Sac draw  IllPrbe rtntOglct  laittMr. Ofdmrom/ni*  Iritrttn DockaatHAtrmacy  ifttUmwt UtttSaAkt  t__t___a_\_m _\mf_\_e_^a,  fit Gay Corner  TUIandlng mtw Hair Deng.  andrmttrttStsim  members.  "If you want to bury your  head in the sand, you go ahead."  Prior lo the outburst, Coombs  told council residents who live  next to Kirkland Centre "don'l  think we've been heard at all"  on the issue.  Last month neighbours complained lhat a man who is currently living al Kirkland had  been seen drinking beer in the  bushes next to a children's park  in the area, worrying parents.  But Kirkland manager Rob  Chatwin told councillors on  Wednesday nobody who is dangerous will be living at the facility.  "If Ihey are imminently at  risk to themselves or others,  Kirkland Centre is not for  them," he said.  So far, the two people who  now live at Kirkland "are certainly enjoying their lives outside of Riverview Hospital," he  commented.  Chatwin added that he wants  to set up a community advisory  committee including parents,  neighbouring residents, school  and church officials to deal with  concerns of the community.  Since last summer, when the  proposed group home was first  mentioned, a group of Davis  Bay residents has complained  about the way the project has  been handled, saying much of  the decision-making has been  done behind closed doors or has  ignored public input.  Officials at Mental Health  say the facility is badly needed  on the Sunshine Coast.  A meeting between residents  and council members is scheduled for later this month.  Capsule  Comments  with Haig Maxwell  & Bev Thompson  We often hear people uy, "If s okay to refill Tlw doctor says I'm on this medicine for the rest of  my life." This may be true but pharmacists may still have to call the doctor for authorization. So it  saves everyone a lot of time if you call ahead for your prescription refills or, better still, ask your  doctor to write refills on your prescription.  Vitamin A can be toxic in large amounts over long periods of time. Toxicity symptoms include  fatigue, irritability, loss of appetite, headache and skin changes. Excessive doses should not be given  during pregnancy. Keep doses to 10,000 units or less.  There are a few dentists in Canada who like to have personalized licence plates. Examples  indude: "2TH-DOC," "NODK," "STR8N-M," 3RD*UR" and "TTHf RY." Or how about the sign  in front of a dentist's hobby farm... 'TOOTH ACRES."   People who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day double their risk of getting cataracts, the world's  leading cause of blindness.  "Weedless Wednesday..." a great chance for smoker* to pick one day lhat is their fig} day as a  non-smoker. Choose January 18 as your day to kick the habit Your body will thank you for HI  Docksfoe  886-8158  ���pbaRfoaqy  Open tastitian wwfcdiyy Situnbyl **>; Sunday! and hoWayt 105.  ScnoV lin.Akiwi ever, day lodudw tJiwmJfcjn toner,, teal site wnw).  441 Marine Drive,  Gibsons Landing  ..:jj._  ���___  '��� " ���- -<a*iwaf   juiiumy  -j,   tZ7JJ  news  Needle exchange seeks to battle HI Virus  by Sandra Smith  When it comes to combatting  the spread of HIV on the Sunshine Coast, there's no time like  the present.  Recent reports that an epidemic is exploding among hard  drug users in downtown Vancouver confirms what some  local health workers already  knew ��� that the drug-using  population needs immediate  attention before the HI Virus  gets out of control.  With an average 25 new HIV  infections reported each month,  Vancouver's downtown epidemic has captured international  attention.  Provincially, more than  7,500 people have tested HIV  positive, about 50 of those on  the Sunshine Coast. To date, 13  AIDS cases have been reported  here.  But the Gibsons Health Unit  is working quietly to rein in the  disease among drug users. Since  May, volunteers have been  operating a twice-weekly needle  exchange program, permitting  addicts to swap their dirly  syringes for clean ones, free of  charge.  The exchange, which operates al the Oibsons health unit  from 3 to 4 pm on Mondays and  Thursdays, is one of 13 cunent-  ly running in BC.  HIV is spreading fast among  addicts who share syringes lo  inject drugs like cocaine and  heroin, says Public Health  Nurse Johanna Rzepa.  She estimates 100 intravenous drug users live on the  Sunshine Coast, based on a  1993 health unit survey conducted with the aid of taxi  drivers, local doctors, ambulance drivers and health workers.  Through the needle  exchange, mainstay volunteer  Tom Kelman has collected 315  dirly needles in the past eight  monlhs.  There's now a steady  exchange of 80 needles each  week which is really only the tip  of the iceberg, he says.  "I know of al least 100 at the  very minimum," says Kelman, a  recovering drug addict after 28  years of active use.  "We could be exchanging  500 lo 1,000 needles a month,  easy....The whole object of this  is to get the used rigs back in  because they're no good on the  street lying around���in the trash  bins, in Ihe parks, wherever ���  where children can gel them."  Last year, al least four dirty  syringes were reported found  around Oibsons ��� one in a residential garbage can, one on the  grounds of a trailer park, and  one on the beach.  Another syringe was found,  filled with water and without a  needle, at Elphinstone Secondary School this December.  However, school principal Martyn Wilson believes it was  stolen from a science lab and  being used as a squirt gun.  Kelman thinks the intra-  Got a  news story?  Call the  COAST  NEWS!  ���  in Sechelt  885-3930  in Gibsons  886-2622  It's Not The Fuse!!!  Attention! Coast Cable Vision  viewers on North Road in Gibsons  Jo improve the duality of your service we are rebuilding  the cable network and are now woiking in your area.  Please expect unavoidable interruptions in service.  COAST CABLE VISION  885-3224  Every Monday and Thursday from three to four p.m., Tom Kelman, In conjunction with the Coast  Garibaldi Health Unit, operates a needle exchange program. Joel Johnstone photo  venous drug-using population  on the Sunshine Coast is growing.  When asked to paint a profile  of a typical drug user, he shrugs.  "It could be anybody. Someone who works at the grocery  store or the guy at the mill...This  is not about dope fiends. It's  about health. This is a health  issue."  He emphasizes ������  the confidentiality  involved because he  understands the fear  and paranoia about  walking into Ihe public health building.  He says addicts can  easily walk in and  out unnoticed because a travel clinic  operates at the same  time. ������  "The big issue  here is to get Ihe trust of the  addicts and it's hard because  addicts don't trust people," he  says.  "Right now we're working  wilh one or two people who are  passing (the new syringes) out  and collecting Ihe old rigs."  Although some pharmacists  can be "sticky" about selling  syringes to drug-users, most  understand the consequences  'The big Issue  here is to  get the  trust ofthe  addicts'  -Tom Kelman  counter. But drug addicts are  discouraged by the cost and,  instead, use bleach to sterilize  their shared syringes or they reuse their own personal needle.  Those methods fail, however, in  the rush of a cocaine high when  "it's easy to lose track of your  rig on the table," he says.  He has watched friends contract HIV and says        the cost of a needle  exchange is immeasurable against the  medical costs of  HIV care.  Rzepa believes  the program can  operate on $8,000 a  year.  However, a funding application made  to the AIDS Secre-       lariat in Vancouver  was turned down  this December.  At present, the Gibsons program is volunteer-run and supplies are bought with a shoestring budget of $4,000, half of  which comes from the provincial government.  To be truly effective on the  Sunshine Coast, the needle  exchange has to be more accessible, Kelman says.  What about the people in  And the people in Langdale ���  it's hard for them to get in  here."  Plans for a mobile unit are in  the works.  Tentative plans include  evening vehicle runs up and  down Ihe coast from Pender  Harbour to Port Mellon.  Rzepa hopes someone will  donate a vehicle bul continues  to fill out grant application  forms with hopes of hiring a  part time coordinator.  Meanwhile, she attends  monthly meetings with the 10-  member needle exchange steering committee, consisting of  representatives from community  groups, health professionals and  the RCMP.  While the project is receiving  "nothing but support now", Kelman admits the concept found  opposition in the past.  "Some people think a needle  exchange is promoting (drug  use) but what we're promoting  is health," he says.  "People are going to shoot  drugs no matter what. If we  have a needle exchange and  we're getting the rigs back, at  least we're making it safe."  ANNOUNCEMENT  JANETTE GORDON  Steve Sawyer and Staff at Sussex Realty are pleased to  welcome our Iriend Janefte Gordon to our #1 Sales  Team. "We are absolutely thrilled to /iave someone of  Janette's caliber join our Sechelt team," says Sawyer.  "Janefte has 7 years experience in the Real Estate  Business and has a huge portfolio of friends and  acquaintances with whom she has worked in the past.  Janefte is active in a variety of community projecls and  charities and after 21 years living on the Sunshine  Coast, she knows our area inside and out."  Welcome Aboard Janertoll  Box 979 Trail Boy Mall  Sechell, BC VON 3A��  885-3295 (24 hts)  6817931 |Van. loll freel  and readily sell them over the     Sechelt? There is nothing there.  it  Discover  ^T Guaranteed Security  In an Uncertain World  You Are Invited To...  The "Discover-fesus" Seminar  presented by Mark Finley,  Director/Speaker ofthe International  Telecast, "IT IS WRITTEN"  This special presentation is designed to focus on the  ONE who can meet your deepest need and satisfy your  spiritual hunger. The participant in this seminar will  meet Jesus in a refreshingly new and life-changing way!  LOCATION:  Sunshine Coast Seventh-day Adventist  Church, 3978 Highway #101 (Corner of  Hwy #101 & Browning Road)  SEMINAR BEGINS SATURDAY EVENING,  JANUARY 14TH, 1995 AT 7:00 PM and  CONTINUES FOR FIVE SATURDAY  EVENINGS, CONCLUDING FEB. 11th  Christianity is more than something  to believe In: It Is...SOMEONE TO LOVE!  New Feny Fares  Effective January 9,1995, you'll be paying new fares when you travel with BC Ferries.  Here's a sampling for the following routes:  Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay; Tsawwassen-Nanaimo; Horseshoe Bay-Nanaimo  (one way)  SEASON-Peak June 22 to September 11; Shoulder Match 16 lo Juno 21 September 12 to November 15. December 16  to January 2; Low: Januaty 3 lo March 15, November 16 to December 15.  Peak  Shoulder  Low  H          CMver or Passenger  6.50  6.50  6.50  A            Age! 5- II. under 5 tree  3.25  325  325  DeyolTrai*  (See Below)  Weekends  a Holidays  Weekdays  Weekends  �� Holidays  Weekdays  Weekends  SHoMa/s  Weekdays  a-t\    I* to riband nolo 20 long  *i*M*t* See NOTE  27.00  1.35  25.00  125  2450  1.25  22.75  1.15  21.75  1.10  2025  1.00  Q|K     Over7-tvghandi^to2fftong  *e*A*e**. See NOTE  ���49.00  ���2.45  46.00  2.30  45.00  225  42.00  2.10  39.75  2.00  3725  185  For tt* above route, Weekend and MoWey rites an n tflaci Degmnmg with tne scheduled noon sailing tun Fridays until Ihe tut M*ng on Sunday*  If Fnday u a hofcday, weekend raits begn at noon on Thuraday �� Monday it a holiday. weekend rates continue unM trie laat w*ng Monday  *A 25% premium will De applied lo vehtfae over T rmf, (such aa RVt and commercial umai al Horseshoe Bay lefmnal when traveling to  Nanaimo Save by catching a leny Irom Ttawwaaaen K> NanafflO durmg lha PEAK aeason uve' weekends and hoWayt  Sunshine Coatt Lenodale -  Horseshoe Bay-Langdale (return); Saltery Bay-Earls Cove (return);       GamKr -"  Horseshoe Bay-Saftery Bay (2 ferry trips one way). KeattWand  Peak  Shoulder  Low  Year round  one way fares  H          Driver ot Passenger  6.50  650  6.50  3.00  4           Ages 5-11. into 5 tree  325  325  3.25  1.50  ^^^ Upto7"tV��ianduplo2(rtang  *t***a> See NOTE  24 75  125  22 75  1.15  20.25  1.00  ^^P See NOTE  44 75  2.25  4200  210  37.25  185  NOTE The paaeenget vehirti fare ihown  20 leet a charged tTut eitra 'pa> tor rate  Vehicle 'area do nol mdude Ihe driver  appkea to a unit, or comt*na!nn ot ureti lo 20 'set m overall length A unit, or oomtwwton long* than  For complete fare information on all of our routes, look for the 1995 Rate Sheet available  now at BC Ferries' offices and onboard vessels.  0 BCFGRRIGS  Happy New '��ea&,  The new year is a time for change, so we at Andy's, the Sunshine ("oast's hest known restaurant, have tW^^S ��  changed our menu. Your favorite dishes are still available, but we've added some incredibly tasty new dishes  tt      ��  for your dining pleasure. We've also introduced a fresh sheet to provide exciting new creations on an ongoing   *  basis. Make a resolution that will be easy to keep and visit Andy's soon. For reservations call 886-3388.  ANDY'S  I   F IGHBOUBHOOD  RESTAURANT  8St HUhwity 101 Oitwoni, B.G  HNO-.UN8 fJjJPre  -Inventory IjM  community  STARTING JANUARY 9  - - - A  f*7 Ai ^ *  george In glbsons  |Q%off  All Books  20% offEnWrc i���.stock Items  (including) Pendleton woollen blankets  and sportswear, N.W. Coast Handcrafts,  silver & gold jewellery, T-shirts, sweatshirts  and moccasins, all souvenirs,  (and much, much more!)  50  %off  Christmas Cards  (SALE PRICES ON IN STOCK ITEMS ONLY)  rThe House of Htw Hlw Ul Complex  Across from SI. Miry'l Hospital 885-4592  3E   Monday ��� Saturday Hn. 10:00-5:00   ���  by George Cooper  Becoming Canadian published by Harbour  Publishing of Madeira Park, recounts by  means of anecdote and treasured family photos the struggles of Ihe pioneer Sikhs who  settled in BC, just afler Ihe lurn of the century-  After Ihe furor raised by Ihe news agencies  Iwo years ago over headgear in legions, and  Ihe storms of protest over the RCMP decision  in 1989 concerning religious headgear and  the equally emotional support of that decision  some of us were left wondering what groups  were being hard done by.  It is enlightening therefore to read this  book, aptly subtitled 'Pioneer Sikhs in their  own words', to learn of Ihe unjust treatment  they suffered here in BC in the first half of  this century. And in reading this book gain an  understanding of these, our fellow citizens.  When Ihe fits! Sikhs arrived in BC in the  very early 1900's Ihey found bolh Ihe climate and the society hostile. Although born  British subjects, there was no voting franchise for them. Not until 1947. For many of  the early Sikh immigrants there was a move  to Canadianization immediately after landing.  Thai is Ihey adopted western style clothing  and had their hair cut. They did continue to  practise Ihe principles of the Sikh religion.  But the hostility remained.  To get haircuts, Asians found no white  barber would serve them but Japanese barbers would. Upon Ihe internment of the  Japanese in WWII Ihere were nexl lo no barbers unless as one enterprising Sikh did,  bought a half share in a barber shop. Many  restaurants, hotels, or cinemas and beer parlors would refuse them service. Many did  serve them. Most male Sikhs lived alone until  1919 when women and children were permitted entry to the country.  From labour in railway gangs lo work in  Ihe sawmills on Ihe Coasl was Iheir lol - most  were illiterate farmers back home in India but  reliable hard workers they were. Their social  life centred upon the temple which became  their extended family home.  The Komagata Maru incident was a cruel  blow to the BC Sikhs, the apparent injustice  of it leaving Ihem disillusioned wilh Canada.  The leader of the 376 Sikhs in this event had  brought his people in the hope Ihe authorities  would relent and let them land as immigrants.  After two lense months with no one allowed  ashore, the Komagata Maru was forced to  leave Canada wilh its despondent passengers.  By surviving the hostility the early Sikh  settlers have encouraged lhe later arrivals  who ventured to Canada as the bars to immigration slowly dissolved.  In 1929 Kartar Singh, publisher of the  newspaper India and Canada, exhorted all  immigrants from India especially Ihe Sikhs  "do not neglect your Sikh religion, if you  keep this binding force of your religion  intact, you will preserve your character and  your family life."  He added "Find a meeling place where  your own life and lhe Canadian life coincide."  Is multiculturalism in Canada really working? Some people are not so sure it is. However, upon reading this book we can trust it  will eventually do so.  roberts creek  VpetcOme. ���?/!��*����   Wendy Clemens  ���*��� ��    licensed midwife  MASSAGE THERAPY  Patricia Raldt, RMT & Peggl Francis, RMT  886-0218  721 Winn Road, Gibsons Landing  (beside Post Office)  BODYWORK  'An approach to wholeness and  wellbelng Ihrough the body."  MARIETTE BERINSTEIN (Intern)  ornce hours  Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm  3311 Beat* Ave. ROBERTS CRKR HNM MS 0*87  COAST^NEWS  PROUDLY SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST SINCE 1945  by Katharine Trueman  885-2282  If you have been to lhe  Roberts Creek hall lately you will  probably have noticed Ihe inside  was in need of attention. In ils  61st year the hall is going lo  receive a new paint job. Here is  your chance lo work with community neighbours, volunteer  some time lo maintain our hall  and perhaps meet someone new.  There will be workbees on  Wednesday, Jan. 11 and Thursday, Jan. 12 (7 to 10 pm) and Salurday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan.  15(11 am lo 6 pm). You are  encouraged to drop by and lend a  hand. It is hoped thai a bit of  colour and creativity will be  implemented. Artists will be on  hand and children are most welcome. For further information  call Scolt Avery 886-9577 or  check at the General Store.  The hall is urgently in need of  an electric full size working  slove. If you would be able lo  donate one or have information  about a stove call Jeanette al 885-  2294 or 885-9425.  m*tA__-m  jafjfaail-*���*���>����      """" "<>^ " CLIpYsAV  BCSR|es Schedule  VANCOUVER ��� SECHELT PENINSULA  TTrTiTTI  HORSESHOE BAY-  Ltavt Ungdalt Leave Horwthot Bay  JERVIS INLET  > l/UVfc ���  Leave Earls Cove  zz.  NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIAN  Dr. Denise Rochon, N.D.  Classical Homeopathy  620 am 2:30  8:30 4:30 pm  10:30 6:30  12:25 pm II 8:20 M  EXTIASAIUNGih  7:30 am  9:30 M  11:30  1:15 pm  3:30  5:30 pm  7:25 M  9:15  6:40 am  8:20  10:30  12:25 pmM  4:30 pm  6:30  8:30  10:2011  SALIfcHY BAT  Leave Saltery Bay  5:45 am    3:30 pm  7:35  9:30 M  11:30  5:30 M  7:30  9:20  9, 10, Dec IS, 24, 36,27,28,1994, Apt. 14,15,16.17.  Oct 10,1994 and May 2,1995 Leave Honrfioe nay 1too pm leave Uigdale 10:10 pm. ttn*) Inlet Oct 7.��,  __.  Boi 321  Sechelt  Appointments:  885-3150  COUNSELLING  D^ctt&tvdnt. _^lEsbtom   MA.  Individual & Couple* Thcropv ��� Adoption Pcuiuon ��� Mediation  6trcA* 0 Charge ��� Creative deperalion  Confidential & Professional ��� 88WK45  COMMUNICATIONS  Internet Access  connect with the world  Sunshine Net Inc. ��� voice 886-4120 ��� 9 to 5 ��� fax 886-4513  (MUtlMJ USTUrO LEADER W SALES OF HOMES A PPIOPtPrY)  Thankyou  Sweel Roots Productions  wishes to offer a big lhank you to  those who helped organize the  New Year's gig and especially lo  Ihose who attended. The evening  was a greal success and it was a  wonderful way lo bring in 1995.  Creek Scout group  After a well deserved rest Ihe  Creek Scout group will resume  activities as follows: Beavers will  meel at the Oibsons bowling  alley on Jan. 13 al 6:30 pm for a  family bowling parly and iheir  first regular meeting will be Jan.  17 at 6:15 pm. There are spaces  for four more Beavers.  Cubs are attending a winter  camp at Camp Capilano shortly  and Iheir first regular meeling  will be held Jan. 23 at 6:15 pm.  All regular meetings for both  Beavers and Cubs are held at  Camp Byng, Haida Lodge. For  further information call 885-  2282.  Creek step  A low impact low stress workout for beginners, seniors and  infrequent exercisers who want to  get back in shape is being offered  beginning Friday, Jan. 13 for a  six week period. Sessions cost  $42 and will allow safe, easy-to-  follow exercises and lots of fun.  The 45 minute workoul will consist of warmup, a cardio section  of low impact movements, lighl  weight work and a cooldown.  Admission to the classes is on a  membership basis for a six week  session and includes admission  on a space available basis to other  Creek Step classes. Participants  will learn choreography which  will enable them to integrate into  Creek Step classes. Regular  classes are held Monday/  Wednesday at 5:30 pm and  Thursday/Saturday mornings at  9:30 am at St. Aidan's Hall on  Roberts Creek Road. For further  information call 886-3634.  ENGINEERING  M  i Design  j Engineering LUL  ��� Structural Engineering  ��� Qvtl Engineering  ��� Building Design  ��� Stock House Plaj,s  ��� Blueprint Copying  Suite 205. Wilton Creek Pii/a. Wilson Crttk, 8.C   T��l:(W4)Mi-3H1 Fl*: (604) MM4J&  - GtottchnlcM Sitt InvtetysDont  ��� Hutrd Aittjtmtnt  ��� Slop* Stability  ��� Foundation Design  ��� Rock and toil ^nglntartng  Re*I dentin ��� Civil ��� Mining - forettry  ���>mnan Leny, E.Inp  ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL SERVICES  J.tnka J^umlktm.cu  CERTIFIED GENERAL ACCOUNTANT  Halfmoon Bay  885-3007  Cibsons  886-8883  SUSSEX  REALTY  The TOP SELLING OFFICI  N   (IIBSONS  (JHUL7FL��LS7WGZjB40EBWSfll��S OP HOMES & PROPERTY)  Notice Board  Oigotai eveiti mul be ���pdited wwihly  We reserve Ibe right lo edit submissions for brevity  Al I submissions should refer lo non-profit events  of genuine communily interest  Items will be listed three weeks prior to the event.  DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS WEDNESDAY NOON FOR MONDAY DISTRIBUTION  MONDAY, JANUARY*  tt M*ry'i Hospital Auxiliary. Sechell  branch Annual Qeneral Meeting. 11:00  am. Wharf Restaurant Tickels $8 50 at  Bobbie's Shoes or 685-6301 until Jan 3  S.C. Peace Oroup meeting, 7:30 pm,  8146 Redrooffs Rd. I alreshmenis  Everyone welcome Info: 886-9151 or  885 4353  MONDAY, JANUARY 1*  S.C. Reeourcee Council monthly meeting, 7:30 pm. SCRD boardroom. Sechell  Quest speaker from Centre for  Sustainability Into 685-34*4  Canadian Cancer Society. Sunshine  Coast Unit regular monthly meeting. 1  pm. SCRD boardroom, Sechelt Public  welcome Info: 8*84768  FRIOAY. JANUARY ��  novelist and author of  recent Canadian non-fictlon bestseller  Trie P.tttclion ot th. Morning ��� An  Apgnnttotrtip In Mature wW read at the  Arts Centre. Sechelt. 6 pm Admission  fre* - courtety of Canada Council  MISCELLANEOUS  Al-Anon: Ar* you concerned about  someone's drinking? There's help for you  In Al-Anon. Mondays. 6 pm, Sechell  Heelth Unit; Wednesdays, noon. Action  Centre, Sechelt. Info: Qail. 685-0101 or  Shelly, 8*8-6490  S.C. Women'* Centra ��� Mon-Tliurs, 1-5  pm. Support and Inlormation tor all  woman. 5*45 Wharf St., Sechelt. Info:  865 4088  Elphinstone Pioneer Mueeum, 716  Winn Rd , across Irom Post Office,  Qibsons. New winter hours are Mon..  Tues, Wed 6 Sat, 15 pm Exhibits  cover the vast range ot Coast history  from the near to the distant past All  areas and aspects of our heritage are  explored on two floors lam-packed with  fascinating displays Be sure lo drop by  soon Admission by donation Call 686-  6705 for more info  Parent-Tot Drop-In for parents with children up to 5 9 30-11 30 am at the following locations Qibsons United Church Hall  (Mon . Tues . Wed , Fri). Sechelt Si  Hilda's Church Hall (Tues I. Wilson Creek  Community Hall (Thurs) Info*  Community Services. 885-5681  Prenatal Classes: Qlbeone Heallh Unit  Next Early Class - Jan 10. 1995: Lale  Feb 7. 14 21 8 March 14 Sechelt  Health Unit Early Class Feb 7. 1995  All above Prenatal Classes are from 7 to  9 pm Please register early as classes tin  up quickly To register for Qibsons classes: 866 5600. Sechell classes 865-5164  Sexually Transmitted Dlseeee Clinic:  (HIV. Information, counselling and testing) Phone tor appointment In Qibsons  8*6-5            5-5600, SecheH 885 5164  Single A Pregnant? Call the Health Unit  -886-5600  Prenatal Hoapltal Tour: phone St  Mary's Hospital switchboard to arrange  lor tour, 885 2224 Prenatal only.  Parant 4 taby DropJn give* parents an  opportunity to meet other parents and  discuss common concerns. The group  gathers every Tuesday from 1:15 to 3:30  pm at 494 S. Fletcher, Qibsons and in  Secnelt at 5571 Inlet on Wednesdays  from 1-3:30 pm.  School Entry Sooeter Clinic*: A booster dose of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis Is Important tor children entering  school Qibsons clinics - 886 5600.  Sechell clinics   885 5164  Needle Exchange Mondays A  Thursdays. 3-4 pm. Qibsons Health unit  MONDAYS  Women's AA Meeting, Woman's  Resource Cenlre. Into: Carolyn, 665.  4672  Recovery, Inc. offers a self-help method  lo overcome the negative feelings that  come from fear, anger, depression and  constant anxiety 7:30-9:30 pm, The  Wellness Centre, Qibsons. Into: 686-  8028  Flbromyalgls Support Qroup. 7-9 pm,  Coast Garibaldi Health Unit, Qibsons. 26  Sunshine Toastmasters meat, 7:30 pm,  Community Use Room, Chaster Rd.  Firehall, Qibsons Improve your communication and public speaking skills In a  fun and supportive environment ��� all  guests welcome Info: 665-4048.  TUESDAYS  "Living With Cancer" Support Qroup  meets every other Tuesday, Kirkland  Centre. Davis Bay, 1 pm. Inlfa 885-5861  or 886-6369  Exerclee Programme In th* Qibsons  Pool tor people with anhrttk, noon-1230  pm every Tuesday Cost: 12.  WEDNESDAYS  Adolescent Survivor Prefect: a weekly  support group tor female adolescent survivors (13-19 yean) of childhood sexual  abuse, rap* and/or sexual harassment  Begin* Jan. 11/94 Info: Tiysh or Carol at  885 5861  Postpartum Depreeelon Support  Qroup  Qibsons Heallh Unit, 1-3 pm  Shorncllffe Auxlllery meets third  Wednesday ol each month at ShomcHfl*  Into: *85 1916  fourth Wednesday of each month, 7 pm,  Qreenecoun Hal Info: 885 5076  THURSDAYS  3C* Weight Lo** Support Qroup     -*:3O-12:30pm. call  ngs  csll 866-7159. st tne United Church  meels afternoons 10:3012:30pm, cal  886-26921 and evenings 6 308:00pm.  Glasslord Rd. Qibsons  Birth Control Cllnle, Coast Garibaldi  Health Unit, 494 S. Fletcher. 7-9 pm.  ConMential service - everyone welcome.  No appomtmant nested. Into: 8*6-7770.  Adult Recreational Volleyball. 7:30-  9:30 pm, Etohmston* Secondary. Drop*  FRIOAYS  Breast Self-Exam Clinic: First Friday ot  each month. 7:30-9 pm, Qlbeone Heelth  Unit  United Church Thrift Shop, 1-3 pm,  church bsssmsnt, Isne off Trueman  Road.  !  ;>'W **"*    *"  " . J  _______ vu��l iicvva,   jaiiuaiy v,   1773  community  Some 30  birdwatchers  took part in the  Coast's annual  Christmas bird  count. A  number of  birds also  participated.  file photo  DID REWARD  Crimestoppers continues to offer a reward of  $20 for the return of each live blasting cap plus  any other explosives stolen from Tri-Sil Minerals.  Anyone who has turned in explosives and is  awaiting a reward please call 886-TIPS or  Gibsons RCMP. Rewards will be paid forthwith.  If you have any information, please call 886-TIPS.  ANONYMITY GUARANTEED  Bird count records 'junk species' proliferation  About 30 bird watchets braved gale-force  winds lasl monlh lo participale in Ihe sixteenth annual Christmas bird count, sponsored by the Sunshine Coasl Natural History  Society.  The harsh weather sent many birds inlo  hiding, but lhe volunteers managed to identify  88 species from Dec. 14 lo 20, said society  president Tony Greenfield. He said 11 counters look part in Ihe fourth annual Christmas  count in Pender Harbour from Dec. 17 to 24.  They spotted 77 species there, he said.  The tradition of counting birds on Christmas originated in New England at lhe turn of  Ihe century, said Greenfield. At thai lime it  was common for hunters lo go out on Boxing  Day and shoot every bird ihey could find.  But, gradually people decided it was more  civilized to look at Ihe birds lhan to kill Ihem,  he said.  Greenfield said about 43,000 people look  pari in counts in over 1,700 count circles  throughout North Amelia lasl monlh.  Because of ils mild winter climate and lack  of snow, Greenfield said, the Sunshine Coast  supports one of the most diverse bird populations in Canada. He said the Coast averages  100 species "in lhe dead of winter" and over  dockside davls bay  200 in the summer. Victoria boasts Ihe highest winter count in Canada with 151 species,  and California and Texas have the highest  counts in North America with about 225  species each; he said.  The most glaring absences  ofthe day were the  woodpeckers'  -Tony Greenfield  Greenfield said the annual counts provide  a "long-term picture of the rise and decline"  of local species. Numbers fluctuate from year  to year, and long-term data is needed for an  accurate analysis, he said. Although it appears  that no species are threatened on the Coast,  Greenfield said some, like the Canada Goose,  are "multiplying exponentially."  According to Greenfield, Ihe most significant bend discovered in the most recent count  is the proliferation of whal he calls "junk  species," including Canada Geese, sea gulls,  and rock pigeons. The Canada Goose count  rose from one in 1979 lo 579 in 1994, he said.  In a written reporl, Greenfield said he  "cannot help but wonder if the species will  overrun the Sunshine Coasl eventually."  Among Ihe "highlight" species counted,  Greenfield named one snow goose; two canvas backs (last recorded in 1979); an immature goshawk (eying a flock of widgeon on  the Sechelt golf course); a saw-whet owl; two  Anna's hummingbirds; and two band-tailed  pigeons (at a feeder in Gibsons).  Greenfield said the seven count groups,  each led by an experienced birder, spotted  unusually low numbers of surfbirds, which he  said are more common on the Coast than anywhere else in the province. He said the high  tide blocked the birds' feeding grounds at  Mission Point on the official count day (Dec.  17).  But, according to Greenfield, "the most  glaring absences of the day were lhe woodpeckers." He said it is "truly astounding that,  in a wooded area like the Sunshine Coast, no  downy, hairy, or pileated woodpeckers were  found by any of the seven parties." He said he  suspects the birds took cover from the rain.  Greenfield said anyone with an interest in  birds is welcome lo participale in the Christmas count.  by Jo-Anne Sheanh, 885-3629  Lasl week I missed my column deadline for the very first  lime and for this I sincerely  apologize lo my editor and to  yon, the readers. We spent  Christmas in Prince George  with our family and while I  faxed down the previous column, Ihere was just simply  nothing lo write about the following week.  However I will attempt to  make up for it this week as life  is back to normal.  The annual polar bear swim  kicked off the New Year as  usual and while lhe crowds were  there, Ihe numbers were down  as compared to previous years.  The brave souls who ventured  into the icy water came out  shivering but undaunted, another example of good clean fun.  Numerous activities continue  to flourish at Kirkland Cenlre in  the heart of Davis Bay. They  wish to extend sincere thanks to  Raven's Cry Thealre and the  Sunshine Coast Music Sociely  for Iheir kind consideration to  them at the last performance of  Amahl and Ihe Night Visitors on  Dec. 11 by allowing them to  seat early.  Christmas raffle  The winners of their Christmas raffle are as follows: hand-  knit shawl, Gianni Pisanu; hand-  knit sweater, Coast News' own  Joel Johnstone; silk scarf and  earrings, Helen Luissey; lunch  for two Rila Pratt; bath basket,  Noni MacMillan and papier  mache mask, Sharon Roye.  Thank to all who took part.  Some exciting events coming  up are a claywork workshop  conducted by Lisa Blackwell,  Robbie Burns night, Jan. 26  where piper John Webb will  pipe in the haggis; a sing-a-long  with ever popular Steve White  and on Jan. 31 they will celebrate Chinese New Year by  lunching at a surprise destination.  The monthly DB/WCCA  meeling will be held on  Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7 pm at  the hall. To date the topic has  not yet been determined, but  stay tuned.  The results of the Citizen of  the Year Award are in and the  winner will be announced and  presented with a plaque at the  potluck supper at the hall on  Sunday, Jan. 22 at 6 pm. You  still have lots of time to test that  new recipe you might have  acquired over the holidays. This  is one of the few times the community gets together for a social  evening and there's always good  conversation, good fellowship  and good food.  Thanks extended  The Citizen of Ihe Year committee wishes to extend sincere  thanks to Wayne and Susan at  Peninsula Market for allowing  Ihem to keep the ballot box in  the store thereby allowing  access to most people in the  area. Also thanks to all Ihose  who took time to drop in and  deposit their ballot.  We wish Gwen Abram a  speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her out feeding  her beloved ducks very soon.  I wish each and every one of  you a happy New Year filled  with good health, good luck and  much happiness.  V**cemverG*tawttylo*  IjM iMAmrylm it* tit* Ncm*Sht-i  Thc complete paclu��c  ��� Or, tmttnr* /Wd namI  ��� a bit* if Imbtfym let o. Bill*  .afliaaMnetiMiaitlatwurfiientn  .tt*s**t*ttttytt��*atatitfatattt*dtttit  Ettjoyoalt, rtUxeal rtmotpber.  aeco*dtotaott*  CDN. $150 for two  moled on Iht beautiful Ctpilano JWw  telWIWWIWUMll   To Advertise  in this Directory  phone Janice  at 885-3930  Michael C. Crowe  Banister ��� Solicitor  .     Notary Public  Fender Harbour legal Seniors  12874 Madeira Part M���  Madeira Part  883-9875  G. FULTON HEATING  i   OIL BURNER SERVICE  | ANNUAL CHECKING & CLEANING  EMERGENCY SERVICE  885-2293  ____msm  mmm  leindAie  Tar & Gravel, Shakes, Shingles,  Metal Rools, Torch On, Duroids  8*3-9303   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        ���  wtsgmiMUttiiimimmmiimiwM  I   JANUARY  CLEARANCE  Warn, vp yow wifttw wirfi Jome 0/ rfw honut vo/wi in town'  UdiEs' Shoes & Boots   . . .   50% OFF  Men's Jarman ShoES   . . .    50% OFF  Men's HikERS   ...    50% OFF  CLEARANCE TaMe  ChildREN's Runners, ShoES, Boots  Bobbie's  Trail Bay Centre Mall, Sechelt  Shoes  885-9838  Recognizing  Road Sense P?  ���1  Protect the Value  of Ybur New Vehicle  New Autoplan  Replacement  Cost Policy.  This policy for new vehicles will be available in 1995 only to  those who have kept their Autoplan discount for more than five  years in a row, or whose vehicle is part of a fleet with a 40%  discount. It applies to private passenger or light commercial  vehicles in certain rate classes.  This policy means "New for Old." If your new car is a total loss,  you will have two options: either receive a brand new vehicle of  similar make and model, or receive a cash settlement equal to  the original purchase price of the vehicle plus a built-in factor for  inflation. The choice of settlement-cash or a new vehicle-is  yours. For partial losses new parts will be used for repairs.  Chack with your Autoplan broker for detail* of  thi* and other special Autoplan products for  motorists who use their Road Sense.  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'Jrmmym at TiMne Marine.  TIDELINE  Mon - Sat  Sam - 6pm  MARINE  885-4141 5637 Whart Road. Sechell        |"Q  RECYCLE THIS NEWSPAPER  CHANNEL ELEVEN  Cable 11 Gibsons/Sechelt  Cable 10 Pender Harbour  Wednesday January 11,1993  6:30pm: Msrmtlds, Myths & Lsgsnds  David Meppel and Nancy Moote  7:00pm: Ufa In a Flshbowl  Confsssions of an Aquarium Dirsctor  Or. Murray Newman talks to the Pender Harbour Wildlife Society  8:15pm: Dance Coast Danaa  2nd Annual Calibration of Danca  Coverage of the opening night performance at Ravens Cry  Theatre.  Cable 10 Pender Harbour  Thursday January 12,1995  Cable 11 Gibsons/Sechelt  Tuesday January 10, 1995  7:00pm: Talk to Vour Local Qovernmsrit  7:40pm: From Barters to Beeps  ���:00pm: Ths Invasion of ths Japanese Clam  8:30pm: Employment Training  Cable 11 Gibsons/Sechelt  Thursday January 12, 1995.  8:00pm: Csbls System Upgradss "Uve" Phone-In  John, Thomas, Coast Cable Vision's President & General Manager  will be In the studio to answer your questions about the new  services being offered by Coat Cable this year.  7:00pm: Parliamentary Talkback "Uvs" Phone-In  Join host Maureen Clayton and M.LA. Gordon Wilson  8:00pm: To Bs Announced  8:30pm: Cable System Upgrades Repeat  See 6:30 p.m.  SPONSORED BY SOUTH COAST FORD  Raven's Cry film festival underway  NFB Animation Festival  Jan. 1.1, 15-8:1)0 pm, Jan. 15- 1:30 pm  This is a collection ol animated shun films  by some wacky award winning National Film  Board animators.  Includes lhe films The Sweater, Distant  Islands; George & Rosemary, The Cal Came  Back, Juke-Bar, and Get a Job.  For Ihe childrens matinee on Jan. 15 Gel a  Job will be replaced by Every Dog's Guide lo  Home Safely. $3 for Ihe matinee.  Eat Drink Man Woman - Taiwan 1994  Jan. 20,21 -8:00 pm  Directed by Ang Lee, best known for Ihe  international success of The Wedding Banquet, Ihis lale ,leeped in food metaphors centres on Chu (Shung Lang) a widower and a  master chef who has literally losl his sense of  laste.  Bitter Moon - France 1993  Jan. 27 - 8:00 pm  Directed by Roman Polanski starring Peler  Coyote and Hugh Grant. A darkly humorous  film about an uptight young Englishman and  his complacent wife who meet an abrasive  wheelchair bound American (Coyote) and his  beautiful French wife aboard a luxury liner.  Attracted by the French woman's overt  sexuality, lhe Englishman (Grant) becomes  captive to her husband's detailed account of  their passions.  Go Fish -1993  Feb. 3-8:00 pm  Directed by Rose Troche filmed in grainy  black and white, this film was so popular at  last year's Sundance - Independent Film Festival that Samuel Goldwyn Co. picked it up  for distribution. This is a fictional closeup and  intimate look at relationships between lesbian  women.  Belle Epoque - Spain 1992  Feb. 10 -8:00 pm  Directed by Fernando Truebo starring  Jorge Sanz, Maribel Berdu.  This film takes place in Spain 1931, the  price of freedom from centuries of poverty  and oppression for many, it is a time of optimism and anarchic jubilation, a young man  named Fernando deserts the army embracing  the mood of the people. Trueba has produced  a comedy that is both ribald and tongue-in-  cheek despite its setup of political upheaval  and rebirth.  Exotica - Canada 1994  Feb. 17,18-8:00 pm  Directed by Atom Egoyan starring Bruce  Greenwood, Mia Kirshner, and Don McKel-  lar.  Nominated for 13 Genie Awards including  Best Picture and winner of the International  Critics Prize Cannes 1994.  Atom Egoyan explores his continuous fascination with human relationships, the perilous nature of sexual love, the seduction of  voyeurism and the ideology of the family. Set  in a strip club called Exotica, the film examines the triangular relationship between a  table dancer, the club's MC and a nightcrawl-  ing tax auditor.  And the  winners are...  Gary Foxall ofthe Sechelt  Lions Club (far right) and  Brenda Richardson of  Cruise Holidays (far left)  present Earl John of Sechelt  with a Caribbean cruise  ticket and Michel Fletcher  of Sechelt with a $500 cash  prize. Both prizes were won  In the Lions Club lottery  draw held Dec. 22.  photo submitted  hallmoon happenings  by Ruth Forrester, 885-2418  What a nice surprise to see  the little thank you notice in last  week's Coasl News, ll made my  day. I guess you Redrooffs  friends will miss the column just  as much as I shall miss churning  il our every week to keep you  up to date on local activities.'  Hope you all had a good New  Year bash as we did with some  of our friends.  Yet another page of local history has closed wilh the passing  of Jack Morgan, a long time resident of Redrooffs. Jack has  now joined his wife who left us  such a short lime ago.  A reminder lhat bridge is slill  going on at Welcome Beach hall  on the firsl and third Fridays of  the monlh. Barbara at 885-9860  or Mildred at 885-5249 can give  further info.  Something new has started at  the hall. Every fourth Saturday  of each month will be games  night with carpet bocce, shuffleboard, darts and cards. Drop in  and enjoy the games and good  company. There is a $2 cover  charge and coffee is supplied.  Received some interesting  statistics regarding the number  of users of ihe Coopers Green  Park from caretakers Don and  Joanne Martin. Figures include  from 1991 to 1994 and show  considerable increases in usage.  For example in 1991 the number  ��of people using lhe green was  12,734 while in 1994 it was  15,631, an increase of almost  3,000.  The number of boats  increased to almost 1,500 and  there was a remarkable increase  in the number of divers using  the facilities, almost 1,300.  Thank you to the Martins for  these figures and for keeping the  green in such nice condilion.  Don't forget that there will  still be three more columns  before the final edition of the  Coasl News, so if you have any  activities or news items for  inclusion please get in touch.  There is one thing which was  mentioned some time ago and  which may have escaped the  nolice of many of our readers. It  was regarding a project at the  Halfmoon Bay School in which  A few hungry seagulls feast at the sea shore.     Ruth Forrester photo  SUSSEX  REALTY  1 "The   TOI'M 1 'IV' Oil l< I'l  1 \    dlllSONS  ���             w  FREE  Home or  Property  Evaluation  For action n  Call Kenan A  885-t  886-!  ot excuses  AacKenzie  7810res  M77office  we could all become involved.  There are plans to make up a  wall in the school hallway of  ceramic tiles engraved with  names, could be in memory of a  loved one, might be the name of  a company or jusl the name of  someone who has contributed in  any way to the school or lo the  harbour highlights  community, or it could be in  your own name. There is of  course a small fee for this, the  details of which can be received  by calling either the school or  Earlene Cameron al 885-0928.  This sounds like an excellent  project which should be supported and encouraged.  by Debbie Roosen, 883-2920  Marine VHF Radio Operator pre-certification to Communications  Canada Licence, two week course: registration and first nighl is  Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 7 pm at St. Andrews hall, $25/single or $40/cou-  ple. Three evenings, exams on Jan. 24 al 7 pm.  Please call lo register or for further information Chris Kluflinger  883-2990; Doris Farrand 883-9747 or Alan Broadley 883-9373.  May Day  The May Day committee will hold a meeting on Sunday, Jan. 15  at 2pm at the community hall for the election of officers. Please come  on out and help us plan the Pender Harbour 50th May Day.  LOGS  WANTED  The Coast News  is pleased to serve  you in either  Sechelt or Gibsons.  Sechelt: 885-3930  5721 Cowrie St, Box 68  V0N3A0  Gibsons: 886-2622  537 Cruice Lane, Box 460  VON 1A0  TERMINAL  Forest Products Ud.  Competitive Prices  886-7033  a   ...  mm v-oasi iNews, January 9, 1995  11  community  A mountain by any other name...  Hmm...a mountain with no name? The flight map doesn't indicate a name for this peak nestled above an unnamed lake behind  Kunechln Point on the north side of Salmon Inlet in the Earl Range. Any Ideas? Pilots out there want to know.      Joe) Johnstone photo  Submissions sought for new Erotica show  by Jane Seyd  Show some daring. Take some risks.  Throw your figurative clothes off.  That invitation is going oul to local artists  who want to be part of the Quay Gallery  Society's second annual Erotica show, to be  held in Gibsons next month.  "Sexuality, the human body and consciousness of il pervades all aspects of life.  We'd like to explore that in art," says Peter  Millard, president of the society.  "Sex has a bit of a bad name these days,"  he says.  But "the human body is a wonderful  thing. Sexuality is a wonderful thing."  Millard agrees that it's difficult to discuss  erotica without also discussing pornography,  particularly in light of today's political climate.  The difference is in the intention of the  artist, he says. Pornography is meant to provide sexual stimulation "which is fine as far  as I'm concerned, but other people don't  agree..."  Erotica, he says, is intended as more of a  celebration of sex and sensuality: "The  delightful ripple of muscle on men, the succulent swell and swish of the woman."  In the society's latest newsletter, Millard  describes erotica this way: "It is like walking  through a garden filled with brightly  coloured fruits, pendulous, firm and ripe. It  is like swimming beneath warm waters,  encountering pearly wonders."  Not that erotica has to be "nice" all the  time. Last year, the art exhibited wasn't  especially provoking, says Millard. "They  were pretty tame overall."  "This is a pretty namby pamby placc.lt  can get rather boring."  In addition, last year's show was criticized by co-juror Donna Balma for being  "hopelessly heterosexual."  This year, Millard says the society's hoping artists will venture a few more risks.  Submissions to the show - which can be  in any medium - are being accepted until  Jan. 15.  Grimm-Vance's Soil as Rich as Blood on display  by Darah Hansen  It seems an odd combination  of images and symbols on which  to base a single-themed show.  In one room, viewers can  experience huge, towering and  seemingly abstract oil and  acrylic images of trees and  human torsos twisting together.  In the room adjoining, lhe gentle,  realistic sketches of womanhood/motherhood are found  which, on the surface, appear to  have nothing in common with  the neighbouring paintings.  Adding to potential confusion  are the names labelling the art  gender music society  work ��� the artist's brief but personal explanations of where and  why she draws her ideas: from  the ancient Druids, from Christianity and from a powerful feminist ideology.  And though it may very well  be the intent of the artist, the  unusual blend can serve to overwhelm a viewer initially, but,  with a step back, a moment's  pause after experiencing the  show, ihe ideas begin to fit  together to create a dynamic  show by artist Erica Grimm-  Vance currently on display at the  Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in  Sechelt. Entitled Soil Rich As  Blood, the imagery presented by  Grimm-Vance is at once both  beautiful and sad.  With layer upon layer of  intense symbolism ��� from the  choice of image to choice of textual surface to the choice of text  ��� the works capture the artist's  emotional as well as spiritual  connection to the earth.  They also serve to remind us  of our capacity for creating our  own demise, for destroying the  very things that give us joy and  life.  Mother Earth, Mother Creator  ��� these ideas form a common  theme in the presentation,  brought forward from the combined images of the child's  birthing and from the strangely  human trees.  The show leaves a lingering  impression of suffering as a part  of life ��� both hopeful as portrayed in the giving of new life  and bleak as in the destruction of  our forests.  Soil Rich As Blood by Erica  Grimm-Vance is on display at  the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre  until January 29.  January doldrums? Let the Pender Harbour Music Society perk  you up wilh a witty thought provoking evening of entertainment on  Jan. 21 al 7 pm for $15.  With a musical coffee/dessert atmosphere the Driftwood Players  will present The Parallax Garden at Ihe Pender Harbour Music Building.  This drama was a sold out night in 1994 at Gibsons. With Bobbi  McLeod as director you are assured of a fine production.  Lasl fall you enjoyed classical piano, violin recitals and standards  with Sue's Sextet. Now we give you a different type of theatre.  BY DONATION  *Ptoceeds to benefit  ihe Boy Scouts  Bringyour tree to lhe  Acceptimtrees to lhe  endojJanuary!  HELPING IHE WORLD  WRITE NOW  CODE  Self-sufficiency through  literacy in the develops world  For information, call V800-66V2633  <  <  >  bo  OPEN HOUSE  Sunday, January 15,1995  S321 Cedarview Road (Top of Seima Park Rd.)  Beautiful new executive home with outstanding  ocean and island views. Three bedroom, level entry.  Deluxe one bedroom basement suite. Double  garage, landscaped. Call Sheila Pope at 885-3790 for  more info or come and browse on  Sunday.  $319,000  susstx  Sheila Pope  885-3790  Make the two  compatible by  Shredding  sensitive documents  Save 10% on  Ideal Shredders  from $399.  5484 Trail Ave  Sechdt BC  pronxai  OFRCEEKTRONICS  Hi 885-3735  fax 885-1903  Serving fhe Sunshine Coast since 1979  -,  The Ministry of Forests  is conducting a  Recreational Inventory  ofthe  Lower Sunshine Coast  Meetings to review the project and provide all  members of the public the opportunity to  provide input are planned for:  HALFMOON BAY -Ivmry Ml I9K ��� Htafncm^Eltwtttiatyivkol, 7pm-11^  EGMONT-W, la%mEp*mCmaaaifCt*at,1fm-l)rai  KEATS ISLAND ��� Jamrny 14a\ IM. Tbt Oamtbax* at ban Camp, Ham ��� 2am  GAMBDXISLANDWaMy litk,IW-ftattoUarf&MrarflM.9a-#��  GIBSONS-;��^;��<i.j��5-����Kiio<��w>��*.��ir^;/��i-2pii7^/i)j��  SECHELT.lmtaj Mt,m��� hocbtooiCemt,llm-lpmilfm-lOran  ���Jm����y2/ji;/��5Rodiwa/CCT��r��iH��i..Jf��i4 7p��|.;(iy��i  LASQUEI1 ISLAND ./awry 23t*\ W-l*mitl���*>i<&mi>*)llal,Ilm-lfm  FENDER HARBOUR-Away 23rd, im-MoksjtnahmcK 7p*t-IOpm  For information regarding this project,  please call 886*4711  Breakthrough Price!  The Nokia 100 pocket-phone now  $99 when you sign up for Explorer.  For S49.9S a month  Explorer alio givei you:  * Unlimited local callin| for the lint  SO days and SO nights  * SO minutel of weekday busmen airtimt!  * Unlimited local calling every weekend  * $60 activation fee waived.  * Includes 36 months ol        _--"*%  detailed billing.  SS*  BCTEL  ~l-l Mobility  SUNCOAST MOTORS LTD.  1117 SUNSHINE COAST HWY., (NEAR PRATT R0 I GIBSONS  MM213 C9S5 ephemera  Sat. Jan 21st  Gibsons Burns  J> Night  Full traditional Burns dinner  with pipes & drums  Assembly 6pm, Dinner 7pm ���*'   Tickets al the bar  OPEN SUNDAYS 119/ KITCHEN HOWS TUES ��� SM 11 ��� 6  \ext Meeting  Tuesday, January 17  Dart.  Wed 7:30pm  Crib  Sat Ipm  Meat Draw  Every Sat 4pm  20 Draw.  q^ CLIP   &   SAVE ^  Read the fine print  Coast News Classifieds  885-3950 or 886-2622.  ttUQOdl _______  ���                           MImmmmT  ^ <______��  ffii                                   / ., ���r'"  Wm^  .        .. "4  SPCA news  ":*>%  Archie is a big friendly  neutered male tabby cross  found up in the Grandview  area of Gibsons. If you  know where his home is or  would like to provide him  or another feline friend  with a home, call the SPCA  at886-CARE.  1-^  Jfe           i  If  ���   "im-.  * *1  ligtrict of ggthrit  POto 129,5545 Inlet Avenue, SedxK,BC VON 3A0 Telephone (604) 885-1866 Fax:(604)885-7591  MUNICIPAL MEMO  CommlttM Meeting  Schedule  JANUARY 1995  Finance and Corporate SwvIcm  CommlttM  Wednesday, January 11,1995 at 2:00  p.m.  Environment Committee  Tuesday, January 24,1995 at 1:00 p.m.  followed by the Planning Committee at  2:00 p.m.  Community Ualaon Committee  Wednesday, January 25th, 1995 at 2:30  followed by the Economic Development  Committee  Schedule for Regular  Council Meetings  Regular Council Meeting: (1st and 3rd  Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m.)  for January: January 18,1995.  Arena Schedule  January 1995  Mon.  11:00am -12:00noon Parent & Pre-school  12:00noon -1:30pm    Scrub Hockey  Tues.  11:00am -12:00noon Parent & pre-school  12:00noon -1:30pm   Scrub Hookey  Wed.  11:00am -12:00noon Parent & Pre-school  12:00noon -1:30pm   Scrub Hockey  Thurs  11:00am -12:00noon Parent & Pre-school  12:00noon -1:30pm   Scrub Hockey  Fri.  12:00noon -1:30pm   Scrub Hockey  2:30pm - 3:30pm       Parent & Pre-school  3:30pm - 5:30pm       Public Skate  Sat.  3:30pm - 5:30pm       Public Skate  Sun.  3:30pm-5:30pm        Public Skate  STARTS JANUARY 5,1995  Municipal Hall Office  Hours will be:  8:00 am to 4:30 pm  commencing January 9,1995  court report  Threatening  A 56-year-old Gibsons man  was given a suspended sentence  and put on probation for eight  months after pleading guilty to  uttering death threats.  Gilles Lamarche appeared in  Sechelt provincial court on a  charge which stemmed from an  incident in Gibsons Oct. 19.  Assault  Gregory August Korgen, 35,  was fined a total of $500 by  provincial court judge Shirley  Giroday after pleading guilty  Jan. 3 to two counts of assault.  SHITO RYU KARATE DO SEIKOKAI  GIBSONS, ROBERTS CREEK, SECHELT  (14 yrs on coatt)  Tues ft Thurs  Kids 12 ind under    5:00 -6:00 pm  Women 6:15-7:30 pm  Teen & Adult 7:30-9:00 pm  COSTi  $25/mth/person  $40/mth/2 persons (family)  $50/mth/3 persons (family)  SENSEt James McCarthy (3rd Dan Black Belt) ��� 885-0677  WOMEN'S CLASS) Uurie Kennerley (1st Dan Black Belt) ��� 885-3551  Did you know Children's Orthopedic surgeons are  working closely with doctors across Mb*  B.C. io reduce the need for children   fiffiX^&u-^nit-.  to travel to Vancouver for treatment? U1"aren s "ospnai  Putt ing Miiilc hack utteie ihey belong  &��*��***  ~Bo*��Uh*.k (.t)ti "Befit  Re-opening  February 10,  1995  HAPPY  NEW YEAS!  foot of Gower PtRd  886-2188  festcoast  Cuisine  Wilson Creek  Family Restaurant  Daily Lunch  GJXnnet^pecials  wwEmBSm  Seniors' A Children's Menus  ott. ��� tri, i *eu - - ttmtf*��� in id a  Wilson Creek Plan ��� 885-7794  Lee's  Famous  Recipe  Chicken  On September 7th, Brent and  Karen McKee opened the 16th  Lee's franchise in B.C., setting  records for the strongest  opening week sales in the  province.  Lee's offers a variety of  beverages and salads (coleslaw,  macaroni, potato and 3-bean)  and other side items (French  fries, gravy, mashed potatoes,  onion nuggets, chocolate cake,  carrot cake and brownies), but  the outstanding attraction is  quite simply the chicken. A lot  of customers were confused by  the name; "How can it be  famous when I've never heard  of Lee's?!" The explanation Is  that Lee Cummings is the  Feature of the Week  nephew of Colonel  Sanders, and was  formerly the  President of  Kentucky Fried  Chicken. That  original famous  recipe is familiar to  most, and is second  to none.  For the most  adventuresome  palate, Lee's offers  the spicier Crispy recipe. And  the gravy is so flavourful,  customers have been known to  take it home to spice up their  own Thanksgiving and  Christmas dinners. Our skinless  chicken breast filet sandwich,  known as the "Monster", is one  of our most popular items.  Lee's offers very competitive  pricing for catering any size  party, (as low as $.85 pier piece)  and delivery is free within 3  miles on any order of more  than $15.00  Brent and Karen and their  2-year old son Scott have  recently moved their home to  the Sunshine Coast, but they  have been regular visitors here  on weekends, as Karen's family  has had ties here since the turn  of the century. Brent has  experience in the catering and  the glass industries, while Karen  Is a chartered accountant with a  background in the food  industry through Kentucky  Fried Chicken and White Spot.  You can enjoy Lee's Chicken 7  days a week from 11 a.m. to 9  p.m.  Restaurant  Waterfront Dining  in the heart of Sechelt  Breakfast ��� Lunch ��� Dinner  7 Days a Week  Mon. thru Fri.  7 am ��� 2:30pm, Spm ��� 8:30p.m.  SM & Sun Open 8Mam  DRIFTWOOD INN  Trail & Teredo, Sechell  8SS-SSII  Come explore  the cave at  tn  Onltryour shortbread  cookies or aptcMty  desserts nowl  OPEN DAILY FROM  6.00 AM TO 11:00 PM  ���BREAKFAST  ���LIGHT LUNCHES  ��� CAPPUCCINO  ���ESPKESSO  GIBSONS PARK PLAZA  886-3165  LEES  hMwRKftOidMi  rt_uU iht THMtwut,  imt In,  -T^Sltkt Qui  ��� Chicken as you Uke it,  Nephew of the Colonel's,  Original Famous Recipe or  Crispy (Spicy)  ��� Lee's Legendary Gravy A j  ��� Fries >^M#  ��� Mashed potatoes  ��� Salads  ��� Desserts  �� Soft Drinks      ^ Y  ry Oravy 4   j  ���>KS^iiAa___r  M  Delivered  within  3 miles  (Fret wkh  min. $15  order otherwise  $3 charge)  1 lam-9pm ��� 7 days ��� 5760 Teredo St. ��� 885-4339  10% OFF PICK-UP ORDERS  (CASH ONLY)  FREE DELIVERY  SECHELT TO TUWANEK,  ftOUXTS CHEEK RD TO MMOOm  885-89X1  %%** WHAXF,  SECHEIT  ANDSMBlTWCOm.  Vno  Tht freshest nd btst bfimtd  ofes HKMNMhutoeftr."  Oppucdno *U*Mt  bproM t Medw ��� tad Cofei  INSIDE THI  OMEGA  RESTAURANT  The assaults on two people  took place in Gibsons in March  1994.  Causing disturbance  A 20-year-old Gibsons man  was fined $500 in provincial  court after pleading guilty to  causing a disturbance.  According to court documents, Logan Wallace Vincent  was involved in shouting and  making obscene comments near  the Subway restaurant in Gibsons Sept. 27.  Vincent was also fined $75  for failing to attend a previous  court appearance.  Motor vehicle offence  A 25-year-old man, Steuart  Allan Ellerby of Gibsons, was  fined $200 in provincial court  after pleading guilty to driving  without due care and attention.  The incident took place in Gibsons Nov. 10.  Theft under $1000  Brian John Hayes, 33, of  Pender Harbour received a suspended sentence and was put on  probation for one year after  pleading guilty to two charges  of theft in Sechelt provincial  court Jan. 3. The charge stems  from an incident in Pender Harbour July 29.  Hayes was also ordered by  the judge to perform 60 hours  of community work service and  undergo alcohol counselling.  Driving over .08  A 39-year-old Garden Bay  resident, Patricia Lynn Jackson,  was fined $500 and prohibited  from driving for one year after  pleading guilty in coun Jan 3 to  driving with a blood alcohol  level of over .08.  The incident took place in  Ihe Yukon.  Motor vehicle offence  Roger Cyprian Junior Joe,  20, received a fine of $300 from  a provincial court judge Jan. 3  after pleading guilty lo driving  without due care and attention  in Sechell on Nov. 8.  mil iill IIM I  Schwarzenegger  TruetLies  JBL SU**-  \n ii i ii.  SUNNYCREST MALL,  GIBSONS ��� 886-8312  1,000 previously viewed  movies for sale  :..���* Coast News, January 9,1995  /industrial       AUTOMOTIVE Marin<f\  PARTS & SUPPLIES *  A101 SUPPLY ltd  1061 HWY. 101, Gibsons, B.C., 886-8101  Mon. ��� Fri. 6-6 Sat. 8 ��� 6, Sun. 10-3 -J  "SECHELT RADIATORS N-  \Complete Coalint Syslan Service Cettlie  We'RepalrS Replace Radl.'Heat'ei'oiiei, VGas Tanks"  AUTOS TRUCKS TRACTORS INDUSTRIAL MARINE  New, Used & Rebuilt ��� Pickup & Delivery  4349 S.C. Hwy  -fc  Across from Sunshine GM  Mon. ��� Sal.  885-7986  BUILDING CONTRACTORS  CONSTRUCTION  residential ff commercial  885-2887 " Laurie lacoveHky  JMt, S-26, CM, ItOtMTS CMIK, S.C V0NIV0  / ORAEMAR CONSTRUCTION INC A  Q______Mm  ��� FRAMING          "     . FOUNDATIONS  to LOCKUP ��RENOVAHONS  ���FINISHING .SIDING   tlLfiitt   ROOFING  Specializing in all types of  FREE      commercial & residential roofing  STI MATES  886-2087 eves  mutSE,  ^  A I T ENTERPRISES: Conetructlon lorvloot  Strving Tht Co.sl Sine. 1985  i-J*t     u.   *rfSD*,       ��� CUSTOM HOMES  ''t :/<n ifT     ���ADDITIONS  /���^Wn*F        * RENOVATIONS  *���- 'SaHJH*-      ���������������������  . T. WONO, BOX IN, OIBSONS, B.C. VON IVO  Op i n F L      Darhl sP|del  /D.ELJA. .^T"2  f Uvei /IU yis experience  Gt7A/��tfAl  CONTRACTING  Framing ��� Flnlihing ��� Painting ��� Concrete Work  D&V LogWorks  Custom Cedar Log Homes/Cabins  ��� Dovetail Joinery  * Sawmilling services  Trudy Diening    885-5322    John Verge  COMPUTERS  Spark of Life Consulting  Rf)��lCowley��S��eC 31, Sechell. BC  Wlndowi Development SpsctoJtsh  Clent Servei Database  Networking and Integration  System Analysis and Design  ^Manon Ruel ��� Phone: (604) 88WM19, Fax: (6CM) 88&0429,  CONCRETE SERVICES  I��1  Swanson's  "Ready-Mix Ltd.  - Account! ���|,���     FAX  M5-5333 HI   B85i2M6  _. Ofcpakh _..  1    ____\    ||  3 Batch Plants on the Sunshine Coast  Gibsons ��� Sechelt ��� Pender Harbour  Box 172, 5417 Huron. Rd., Sechelt, B.C.VON SM)  f DENIS TURENNE CONCRETE A  Placing & Finishing  Residential A Commercial  ACI Certified  Dfiveways. Slabs, Sidewaiks etc  �� __. ��-,,.     Custom Concrete Specialists      .  \OB6-0340 Cojored. Stamped. Pawned, Exposed Aggregate^  ^ Thank You ^  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 ���*��>��  s  '      THOMAS ELECTRICAL  ^bbCT CONTRACTING  ^���^TThomas   886-7571  FREE ESTIMATES   REG- ELNE^'7C^  V  ENGINEERING  Sunshine Coast Enemeeriiw>  Engineering ond Detign (or  ��� Subdhniion Development  Cuitom RattdanHol ond Commercial  ��� Structural ��� SoJ�� ��� Marin*  Gibiom. BC VON IVO 000*474A/  'Cotsen & Associates 2T2SS?  Electrical and Control System Deiigneii  Custom Residential. comjocowen  Commercial and Industrial    ��������� Cowiey��iteJi,  Design secheit.BC j  EXCAVATING  885-3469 ��� 8864053  Land Clearing  Demolition  Stump Removal  free estimates  /fastrac backhoe ft  TRUCKING SERVICE  ��� SEPTIC FIELDS  ��� DRAINAGE DITCHES  ���EXCAVATIONS .��� ���.   m  ��� WATER LINES CAT41i  �����  j clearing    steve jones m__m/  FORfKEISTIMATlS  ..    "_   -TATWH  *^cMla^laia_Ka\! _G!_wc*tminS* **"*?Kcmeval  iBwasA  IIHG AND GRADING ��� DBIDGtS ��� Ucj.va.TiHC;  FAILING ��� BULLDOZING ��� TOUCHING  ARBUTUS  CONSTRUCTION & LANDSCAPING  ' excavating ��� trenching ��� snow removal  ��� ponds & water gardens ��� bobcat service  BILL LUCAS  883-2063 wHTMDH  r Thank You >  to our valued readers. Businesses  appreciate it when you tell them  you found them in  The Coast News j  WIL0W00D CONTRACTING  Bobcat Service  Landscaping ��� Snow Removal  Bush Clearing ��� Grading  Driveways ��� Backfill  y Randy 885-4146  To list your  business with the  experts, call the  Coast News  Sechelt 885-3930  Gibsons 886-2622  GARDENING  CiSt �� Evergreen Landscaping  For all your gardening needs  Specialists in: Low maintenance Gardens,  Irrigation Systems, Chain Link Fences  '.R. Boragno (Bango)��Gibsons��886-333y  f Thank You ^>  to our valued readers. Businesses  appreciate it when you tell them  you found them in  . The Coast News i  GENERAL CONTRACTORS  f     CENTURY ROCK    *  rock walls    mmm     ___ __._  hw, puuttbu    885-5910  r**z  ^     886-0057  \M��  INDUSTRIES LTD.  HEATING  on  G. Fulton Heating     ^  Strving th* Sunthint Coatt  from Gibiom to Pender Harbour  Jtomfltsgadivge  ftyemuperitmr  Thank You ^  to our valued readers. Businesses  appreciate it when you tell Ihem  you found them in  The Coast News    a  HOME IMPROVEMENTS  " Eric's Drywall  give us a caff  'EFFICIENT  ���HEUABLE  *FltEE ESTIMATES  RESTOR,  TuonwbTiArA  CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANINOl  S PHONE 885-4258  ' Geri'S ELECTROLUX  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1979  SALES ��� SERV1Q ��� SUPPUES  .       GERI BODMER, Independent Representative  V     )g)0a^ff.|'iiirw��ansflil.;,Gli5ons88MWg     J  {ELECTROLUX CANADA^  (SUNSHINE COAST)  SALES ��� SERVICE ��� SUPPUES  Built-in Systems ��� Cannister Models  IRENE LARSON ��� 886-3158  1369 Reed Rd.. Gibsons. BC  MARINE SERVICES  owe  Tev��n'u  'SaAWMcUcvm  ��� Motel 1 Campsites   ��� WMef Taxi  * Mwine Repairs       ��� lea & Tackle 883*2266  tS~\       Located In Stent Cont  M J        IS5-7HSS Jgfci  (/buccaneer Im  Marina & Resort ltd.  K.C. Thetmogltu.li  Cobra Boats now  In-Stock  ffiESSS  MECHANICAL SERVICES  Commercial Refrigerated Fixtures  COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION LTD.  1ARCTIC  ERCIAL REFRIGERATK  V24 hr. service ��� 885-2134 or pager 885-51IV  i Thank You ^  to our valued readers. Businesses  appreciate it when you tell them  you found them in  c The Coast News  H. INTIRPRISeS  A  MOBILE WEIDWG AND FAMICA1MG ��� MKHAMCAl REPAf S  STEf I��STAINLESS��ALUMINUM  SHVINO TW FOMST, MAMM AND CONSTRUCTION  MDUtmn ON IW MMHN COAST  I2I5I����DRD,G��S0NS    116-3231 CEl. 8890431  MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES  r Thank You  to our valued readers. Businesses  appreciate it when you tell them  you found them in  The Coast News ,  ENCO  CONCRETE  SCIIVINO Tl Hi SL jNSj ��Nf- CO/VST  Recli Mix Concrete ��� Sand ����� (iravel  Curbs & Liners ��� Seplic Tanks  Fax __tIU ��� Box 314 Gibsons. VON IVO  \      886-8174 883-9222 885-7180      /  V   GUisom       Pcndtr Harbour       Stchtlt   J  *���������t  All typn at concrttt immIl  Sidewalks, driveways, slabs - smooth, broomed,  exposed aggregate finishing.  J\  i\ZI/V1UTH CXC^jTINg  > Land Clearing & Development  ��� Excavating ��� Trucking  ' Subdivisions  Serving th*  Coast  for12yrara  Our Customer Service Is  prompt with prolessional  work at competitive rates  w   Kit Ikfclw M8-T4>T �� Cej MM1T7 .  r Thank You ^  to our valued readers. Businesses  appreciate it when you tell them  you found them in  w The Coast News  Gp  J. AIMING CONTRACTORS  ��� Inimoc/Eitmof Pamani��Pintun Wiituni     Pnfa*__ %  ��� bmlcffliil li Cmuutcui ��� Top Qulny Mitnuli WtrkaiuUf  . "free Estimates"    t_���,_  ylMJll 1��Gtonte�� 24hr Answering Service^  r Thank You "  to our valued readers. Businesses  appreciate it when you tell them  you found them in  ^ The Coast News  DON'S THE INSTALLATIONS  Ceramist A Mtrkl*  Ntw Csaitritlis* t Rs*����slleMt  it years ti^srisats U Tllstttlln|  L 116-4110  ��  STIHL  Chainsaws A Trimmers  , Oibsons aae-Mi 2  Thank You  to our valued readers. Businesses  appreciate it when you tell them  you found them in  c The Coast News >_udbi news, January y, I yys  CLASSIFICATIONS  Announcements 7  Appliances 19  Autos 23  Barter & Trade 18  Bed and Breakfast 30  Births 2  Business and Home  Services 35  Business Opportunities 38  Campers 25  ChildCare 37  Commercial for Rent 32  Entertainment 33  For Rent 31  For Sale 21  Found 11  Free 16  Furniture 20  Garage Sales 17  Heavy Equipment 22  Help Wanled 34  Home A Property 1  In Memoriam 4  Legal 41  Lost 10  Marine 26  Mobile Homes 27  Motorcycles 28  Music 13  A  GREAT  IDEA  Obituaries **" 3  Personal 6  Pets & Livestock 12  Recreation 8  Storage 39  Thank You 5  Too Late to Classify    40  Travel 14  Trucks 24  Wanted .15  Wanted to Rent 29  Weddings &  Engagements 9  Work Wanled 36  Hoss, Ian and Tracey welcome 11  days early. Tanner Martin Alexander, weighing 7 pounds, 14  ounces, on December 16,1994.  Proud grandparents are Maurice &  Delrdre Pearson and Alex & Joyce  Ross. Special lhanks 10 both  Grammas, Aunty Jacquie, Dr.  Burlin and nurses. Sorry lo miss  Lome's 2:00 am pirouette!      #2  /ERROR RESPONSIBILITY  PtEASE CHECK YOUR AD ON THE FIRST DAY IT APPEARS  Adswtisen are asked lo listen carefully as all ads placed by  telephone are completely read bock verifying requested  classification, liurt date, number of insertions ond a copy content.  We hike extreme core to avoid typographical enors, however, in  lhe event of on error, we are responsible only for the first incorrect  insertion of on ad. We do not assume any responsibility for any  reason for an error in an od beyond the cost of the ad itself.  Itoport any mw IMMHXA1RY by eating 836-2622.  yoc M3-3W0* Monday to Friday 9 p.m. to 3 pjn./  Homes &  Property  I,   Homes &  Property  New home, 2 bdrms. up, 2 bdrms. V|EW| Tl|1���u||  tf.coraIed 2  down, ensuite, carport, $169,000. Mtm cmj0 g,^ |ey9| m  By owner, no GST. Madeira Par*. cmal ^^ ^^^ C|a|.  1200 Mock Wejac. 883-9096.   13 l|cJ N,��� ,ehoo��� & ,hopping  ,   . Qibsons. Call eves, afler 5 pm.  8664362. si  View lot overlooking Madeira Park  Centre, 102 fl. frontage clear. Sep-  be Ok. $65,000 obo. 863-9418 or  9634392. n  COASTLINE FENCING  All Cedar Wooden Fences  Decks A Porches  CaH(ter6pm6l6-J215Bob tfns  M��- 5711WHARF ROAD  Sechelt,  BC.  Ocean  vlewl  $123,500.6860441. ss  By owner ocean view, 3 bdrm, 2  full baths, appl., excellent W.  Sechelt neighbourhood, 5440  Kensington Rd., $179,900. No  ���genu. 6854230. tt  For sale by owner, 2 bdrm plus  mobile. 4 appl.. 1�� acre ���, private  lot-greet buy. Currently rented at  $875. Cal 685-3488 or 732-9247   SI  One year old 2 bdrm house, basemenl. view, $139,000 firm. No  agents. 886-9049. u  Ocean view, beachfront, family  home plus cabin, park-like extra  lot (2 acre parcel), Hallmoon Bey.  1-604485-2771. n  HUSTSEU  Two serviced Ms, 13,455 sq. It.  ���nd 12.616 sq. It. $79,000 and  $75,000 m prime W. Sechelt area  8854834 si  Madeira Park lot, Merrill Cresc,  deered, 34 acre. 885-0699     ss  Commercial lot, 38x100. Farnham  Rd. $79.999.985-0412 n  Immaculate rancher, over 1300  sq fl. on beautifully landscaped  1/2 acre site in Hallmoon Bay  aree. 3 bdrm., 2 full baths. Ige. LR,  DR, bright kitchen, lamily room,  new woodheater (CSA), 5 appl.,  new rool, lenced. workihop,  greenhouse, garden shed  $183,500, drive by to view, 8155  Westwood CaH 885-055810 view  st  PRIVATE SALE  DAWS BAY VIEW  Vancouver - well-kept 3 yr. old  condominium, 1 Ige. bdrm., garden, pabo, wheelchair acces gas  F/P, 5 appl., near Skytraki t park.  Tenanted, no agenls please.  $145,000 sel or trade. Looking lor  1200 sq. fl. rancher. 1-604-872-  3790, Tom. ss  Roberts Creek, 2300 sq. ft 2  storey, 4 bdrm plui home, 1 1/2  baltis, Ige. family room, 2 t/p, quiet  cul-de-sac close to beach.  $205,000. No agents. 886-3789 ss  Cloie in - Gibsons lol. Trickle-  brook Way. $77,000 1-922-3550   si  WaMont lot, Sakinaw Lake Sale  by owners. $150,000. John: eves,  1485-7476 ss  Lot 71, Manll Crescent, Pender  Harbour. Ready lo build, seplic in,  linancing. 883-9597. ss  W. Sechell, 1/4 acre QD. partial  view lot. fully serviced Underground, paved w/curtw. $79,900.  8854862 u  Approx. 5 yr old 3 bdrm rancher  on quiet cul-de-sac in exc W.  SecheH neighbourhood. Easy  maintenance yard and 10x10  ihed. $159.900.885-7052       it  5#cfWn Hofiw By owner  Quality plus throughout. Vaulted  living area, 3 bdrms up. Privale  mailer suite w/deluxe ensuile.  Lois ol windows, woodwork and  details. Excellent value at  $199,900. Francis Peninsula lol  also for sale 8854899. u  S.6 acre timbered a secluded,  oceanview, 2100 sq. It. log house,  near completion. $450,000. 885-  8910. si  Cuitom 2400 sq. ft. home, 2 1/2  stories, 3 bdrm., 2 baths, vaulted  ceilings, oak doors and cabinets,  open floor plan, Ige. in-law sule,  1000 sq. fl. heated shop, 1/2 acre  landscaped lot. Redrooffs area,  below appraisal, moving, muit  Ml, $225,000.885-7453.        ��  High bank w/l home. 2 bdrm. 2  bath, large LR, brick l/p, large  solarium, exceptional aggregate  palio, BBQ. Situated in one ol the  most desireable areas ol the Sunshine Coast, spectacular view ol  Vane. III., Ml. Baker. Trail Islands.  Watch Ihe cruise ships sal by. In a  park-like lading, all Ihis and morel  No agenls. For appt. lo view. 685-  2897. ss  ttmrwmi  MMtU  MORGAN: Passed away January  1,1995, John Albert (Jack) Morgan, lale ol Sechell, In his 91st  year. Predeceased by his wile  Marjorie on December 7, 1994.  Survived by his loving lamily: son  Ted (Doreen) of Vancouver;  daughler Bernice (George) Adams  ol Burnaby; 8 grandchildren; 18  great-grandchildren; one brother  Sidney (Evelyn) In Northern Ireland. Charter member of Emerald  Lodge A.F. 4 AM. Funeral service  Monday, January 9 at 2:30 pm in  the chapel ol Valley View Memorial Gardens, 1466072nd Ave.,  Surrey, where Interment will follow A memorial service will also  be held in Sechelt on Saturday,  January 14 at 1:30 pm in Ihe  Bethel Baptist Church. Arrange  menu Ihrough Devlin Funeral  Home. tl  JONASON: Paned away December 30,1994, Gloria Jean Jonaaon  (nee Williams), lale of Gibions,  age 40 years. Survived by her  husband Howard; one son Anthony; one daughter Melody; one  stepson Casey; her loving parent!  Doug and Lorraine Williams; sisters Carol and Donna; brothers  Allan, Eric and Wayne; nephews,  nieces, and many other lamily  members and friends. Memorial  service was held Friday, January  6, 1995 in Ihe chapel ol Devlin [  Funeral Home, Gibsons. Cremation. Remembrance donations  may be made to the Gibsons  Elves Club. ft  SEWARD: Francis Patrick (Frank),  age 52, died in St. Mary's Hospital  on Dec. 22,1994 alter a long and  courageoui battle with cancer.  Leaving to mourn his loss li his  beloved lamily: wile Shirley and  daughter Frandne; three brothers:  Malt (Dora), Andy (Joan) ol Gibsons, BC and Noel (Bemice) of St.  Johns Nfld.; Ihree sisters: Nolle  Panel (Ron), Kay Cadigan, May  Brown (Norman); Mary Seward  and Aunt Anastasia Duggan, al ol  SI. Johns, Nfld. Survived by a  large number of inlaws, nephews,  nieces and Iriends. Funeral Mass  was celebrated by Father Alan in  St. Mary's Church, Gibsons on  December 30.1994. 12  NANCY  NEWMAN  M-S-W  COUNSELLING  885.9117  Over 18 yean experience  Proftniona! A Confidential  DISCOVER 20 1'OU'IHHI  WAYS VOl'CAN...  Release Stress  Accelerate Health,  Creativity * Self Esteem  Garry Gallagher M.H.  Educating for Wellness  liuliuclinfl hamtMjfi workshops  In Touch [or HuiUi.  IVImi.iiy 4 at 5  Call V��:m Wishlove  8868811  DENISE O'BRIAN OF  COASTDANCE  THEATRE SCHOOL  offers classes In Ballet, Creative  and Modern Dance In Roberts  Creek and Hallmoon Bay. To register call 886-3631. #3  Fitness classes are back! Hallmoon Bay School introducing Step  Class and Step w/weight training.  Mon.-Wed.. 5:30-6:30 pm. Call  Sherry 865-5629 or Mokie 885-  4626. #3  Fresh  stuff  Andy's is pleased to  announce the  arrival of nur  "Fresh Sheet".  Created to bring  you an ever  changing and  exciting array of  dishes only the  great staff at Andy's  can prepare. For  reservations call  886-8833.  851  Hwy 101  '$ Oibsons, B.C.  -!       886-3388  i    UNLIMITED    ;  IFREE KMs,1  2 SKOOKUM ���  ! CHRYSLER |  J   Rental Cars   ���  ���& 886-3493!  '. - . .______���  Sunshine Coast  TrensMon House.  A sale place for women and children in crisis. Free confidential 24  hour servee. 885-2944 Hn  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS  885-8208,24 hour line. lln  Tropical Fish  Tanks'Pumpi'Supplles'Repairs  886-9890   ��5  Moving Sale Sat.. Jan. 14, 11-  4pm, 2330 Lower Rd., Rbts. Ck.  Furn., camera equip, baby stuff S  misc. 886-9580 for Info. #2  19. Appliances  Kenmore dishwasher, portable,  good shape, $125 obo, 886-7972.  #2  Stackable washer and dryer In  exc. cond. (stand included), white,  $400 obo. 8860971. tins  21. For Sale  AMAZINQII  Multi-use carts... Great for hauling lirewood, parcels, pails, you  name II Two-wheeled, heavy wire  frame, royal blue, price reduced lo  clear $24.95 plus GST. Hurryl  Quantities are llmiledl See at  Sechelt Coasl News ollice, 5721  Cowrie St. or Gibsons Coast News  olfice (behind Dockside Pharmacy). Mon-Fri., 9-5 pm. tfn  Stunning wedding dress, while  satin, 5' train, pearls, sequins, size  8. paid $1400, asking $700.686-  0536. ss  Two 3 spd. folding bikes, Ideal lor  RVs or boats. Uke new. 686-9992.  1967  '87 Chev Cavalier, exc. cond., low  miles, $3900.868-4658,        #3  '87 Plymouth Torismo hatchback 5  sp., clean, no rust, $1600 obo.  #4  19(8  20, Furniture  Black, brass and glass dining  loom suite, 4 chairs incl., $250  obo. 886-7827. tfns  Solid maple male style bunk beds,  $150.886-3621. #2  Fine Country FumHure  Pine tables, pine cupboards, beds,  solas, collee tables and more. Lv.  mess. 886-3886 to view.        ��5  1 1/2 yr. old tabby Granthams  Landing area, black w/grey 1  orange markings, 4 while paws,  Simon may or may not have collar  wilh ID lag, lattoed. Greatly  missed, reward. 886-4253.'    ft  Jan. 2 PM, male Angora Persian  cat, black w/aubum tips on hair, 1  yr. old, answers to Babykins, area  ol Park Ave., Rbts. Ck. 885-2343.  Set ol keys attached to little bell at  Trail Bay Mal, Dec. 28.888-2528  Bemice. 12  CNC ROUTING  Vtutsuttl shapes or tteslRns  cut out tn wood or plastic  /or your product or projeci.  We can make accurate  templates for your use.  r//tf Ctf/rfeTAfr  CABINETMAKER  HMtsJmSn^l'Gilnooi  SX20 telephone switchboard,  great for motel. Some phones incl.  $3900.885-9068. SS  Colour pencil portraits Irom your  favourite photo. Pets, lamily,  friends. 9M2\ $35. Send cheque  or M/O along wih photo to P.O.  Box 291, Gibsons, BCVON 1V0.  Pis. allow 6-8 wks. for delivery.  Satisfaction guaranteed c. noney  refunded. tins  250 gal oil tank (lull), lower Gibsons. Swap lor utility trailer, yard-  work, w h.y. 865-3433 ss  Seers 9' garage door a opener  (new $1000) $550.885-0244.   si  MOVING SALE  Vilas maple (harvest) dining table  and chairs and night table and coffee table; leak single bed and telephone table; chairs; adjustable  shelving; chests ol drawers; writing bureau; tewing machine and  (able; patio furniture; large potted  plants; garden equipment. 886-  2822.9am-7pm. ft  '88 Ford Tempo 4 dr., 5 spd., air,  am/fm, $2750.885-6412.       ss  '86 Chev Eurosporl Celebrity  wagon. 5 spd, 106,000 kms, a/c,  am/lm cass., one owner. Exc.  shape. Price reduced to $5500  obo. 685-3727 si  '88 Cavalier Z24, V-6, Pwr. sunroof w/alr. Exc. cond. $6,600 obo.  888-7854 afl. 5:30pm. 11   1969   '69 Pontiac Tempeil 4 dr.A/C,  P/B, P/S, 6 cyl. aulo., 70,000  kmi., exc. cond., AM/FM stereo  cass., all seasons & snow tires,  $6,000000.885-0390. SS   19M   '91 Mercury Cougar, auto., air,  power, white, exc. cond., 35,000  kms, $15,000 obo. 688-3623.   Sl  1192  '92 Aerostar, 7 pall. Exc. cond.  42.000 km. 886-7524 eves.      II  '55 Chevy pick up, 263 4 Ipd.  $5500; 327 Corvette motor,  rebuil, $1500.885-5467.        IS  70e  WANTED  FOREDECKCREW  For Kirby '25. Gary 886-7364. tfns  WELECTRICW  The Service Specialist  Residential  Commercial  Renovations  Licence #20945  CaH Jim 1(6-3700  fag 1-321-6937  2 gold Lab X's, I male, 1 fern.,  nonh end ot Gambier Island. 886-  2273. K  Part Siamese, Woodcreek area.  686-4521. #2  Grandfather clock from Germany,  oak, many leatures, 3 chimes.,  $8000.866-8550. II  Anlique country lurniture direct  from the prairie farms. Ukrainian  and Doukobor. Warehouse at 328  E. 13 in Vancouver. Weekends  from 11 lo 4. 943-4047 or 880-  4837. *2  Double bed. extra long, bx./spr,  matt., teak headbd., w/all night  tables, $275 obo. 883-2400.    15  22. Heavy  Equipment  78 Western Star Conv. Hwy. tractor. Sleeper. 236" W.B. 400 Cummins, $17,000.886-7676.  ���4  MATH TUTORING  Calch up or get ahead. I tutor high  ichool and university. Rates and  location are negotiable. Doug,  886-9162. tfns  Beautilul Shepard Retriever X, 2  weeks old, choose early. 883-  9319. (3  Free, large grey buck rabbil  w/large hulch, pel only. 685-0682.  #2  1800 eq ft Randier For S*  Price reduced - pay no commission. Light I airy, only 1 yr old.  1530 Shaw Rd 866-2820 or 886-  3191. Steve or Sher. Pgr, #1 -975-  1071 si  ACREAGE ROBERTS CREEK  CRYSTAL ROAD. Quiet rural setting, treed w/hydro access,4 3  acres, no agents please. 885-3469  ss  W. Sechell, new 1350 sq. It.  rancher. Dbl. garage. 2 ful baths,  3 bdrmi, skylight, natural gal  heat, maple cabined, $169,900  885-7972 or 885-5405. ss  COSTARICA  2.5 acre lot in Esperanza Ranch.  Serviced, privale community, tropical park with hiking/riding Hails,  swimming. Close lo shopping,  beaches, restaurants, golfing.  $28,500 885-5157. ss  This is a little gem for the discriminating buyer. 1200 sq. fl, 4 yrs.  sophisticated adul house, dose to  village. Charming living room, lire  place welcomes. Sun-filled  klchen, breakfast area opens onto  s/f patio 1 garden. 2 lull 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  885-601010 view ss  To be moved, cute 1 bdrm. cabin  ideal for extra income, will finance  part etc. 886-2751. 12  Gibsons, beautiful 3 yr old ranch-  ���r. 1350 sq. It��� 3 bdrm , 2 full  balhs, quiel area. $174,900 no  GST 886-4626. ��  Stubborn, willful and determined,  with regular Nights of fantasy  seeks responsible male partner to  tether my kite strings, share my  paiiion for life and hopefully  share my indulgences - parenthood, commitment and achievement Replies in confidence to Box  '��', c/o Coait Newi, Box 68,  Sechel, BC VON 3A0. #2  Seeking lour tolerant adults (40+)  lo launch superior communal Irving  arrangement, Interested? Let's  ta* 886-4740. #2  CAM.E.0  SINGLES CLUB  Come and meet each other for  companiomhip, fun and many  interesting activities. Join us. Call  885-5384 or 866-0854 tfn  S.C. 900 Date Une Great dates!  Coast girls and guys. Voice personals 1-900-451-3099 ext. 175.  18* T. lowne $3 29/min Canada  900EastonMD Mc  Piano liming  *  'repairs  ��� appraisals  KmDalsldih  886.2*43  The family ol Gladys Coates invite  friends lo an open houie lea at  Harmony Hal, Gibions, Saturday,  Jan. 14,1995 at ipm in honour of  Gladys' 80th birthday. No gifts  pleats, ft  tV4  We are pleased to announce the  birth ol Cora Lee Taylor Laviolelte,  born December 19,1994, delivered by Dr. Forgie and nurse Ann  Marie. Thanks, guysll. n  Class Reunion Agassiz. BC. Did  you go to AHS wih Ihe class ol  ���65' Cal Helen 796-9383 or Jean  794-7503. ft  ������������*  ������������  Thumbs up to Wilbert Fail, Superintendent ol Public Worlis, Town  of Gibsons for locating a citizen's  blocked sewer on New Years Day  holiday. ft  Gibsons Lions Club would like to  congratulate Marilyn Hathaway of  Sechelt, BC, Ihe winner of our  Sony Home Thealre raffle.      ft  YOGA IN QIBSONS  Combining Hatha, lyenjar Breath  and Aura Focus Wed s 915 am  Kinsmen hall, Thuis. 7pm St.  Bail's, drop-im $7, 8 classes,  $48. Dhyana 886-9737. 14  S.O.S.I  Does this stand lor "Sick of Shop  ping"? II so, let your Personal  Shopper lake over the chore. 886-  9346 leave a message.        Mm  MAJOR  SALE!  Jen. 16-21 only  (making room for  new inventory)  UP TO  25% OFF  on some of the  BEST names in  fireplaces  Gas ��� Wood ��� Pellet  Sechelt  Fire Place &  Gas Centre  5654 Wharf Rd.,  Tel. 885-7171  DONT  MISS OUT!  Yamaha Poita sound PSS-480  electronic keyboard w/adaplor,  $350000.886-9103. 11  Good quality acouitic guitar  w/hard case and exlra strings.  $350,886-0995. ft  Canadian upright piano, lully serviced, $975 delivered and tuned.  883-2329. ��3  Fender precision base w/case,  $750,865-3931. ft  BKS WHITE MOTOR LODGE  $59 per person Ski Package:  Includes: lift tickets 1 3 diamond secern. Reservations Toll  #5  21   Foi Sale  New crib for tale, children'! nursery table and two chain. 866-  9669. ft  Vinyl tiding, treated lumber, R20  insulation, drywall. V-joint cedai,  bathrm. vanities, etc. 685-2090. #2  Windows - alum, whle dbl. pane  grid, 13 assorted sizes, $650; Arco  FA furnace, 76,000 BTU, $250;  Viking washer l dryer, harvest  gold, $200 obo. 886-3009.       12  Moving sale - piano, double mattress, exercise bike, large Ireezer.  685-6270. ft  Tropical Fish  Tanks'Pumps'Supplies'Repairs  VEHICLE VALUE LINE!-900-  451-3002. Selling your CAR or  TRUCK? Call WL for current market values on 1985 to 1994 models. Prices are bssed on THOUSANDS of vehicles sold In the  past 4 months WL Appraiser wil  compare YOUR VEHICLE to the  database and provide WHOLESALE MARKET and RECOMMENDED SELLING PRICE. Call  WL loday for accurate, up lo data  VEHICLE PRICE INFORMATION.  S15 lor the first S mins. $2.S0/min.  thereafter. Mon. to Sal, 9-5.    ft  ���VPASS  TRUCK*  EQUIPMENT  Auto Recycles  J Free Scrap Car Removal I  Buying Lete Models  Towing  886-3880  '75 Dodge propane 4X4, crew cab,  completely rebuil, price slashed  $4995 885-7518. M  '79 1 ton Chav flatdeck. lum  good, $1100 obo. 88M274.    ft  WW  '60 Dodge 3/4 ton extended club  cab. Reliable work Iruck, firsl  $1000 takes. 886-7207. 11   1111   81 Chev P/U t/2 T, 6 cyl. auto.,  some not, good work buck, $600.  Rob 886-7579. M  '81 3/4 ton GMC Siena Classic.  new transmission, exc. shape,  $2250 886-2984. 13  1183  '83 GMC 8-19 long box h/d  springs, some rust, $1200. 886-  0995. #3  IIM  '84 Ford F250 6.91, diesel, exc.  shape, good work Iruck, $4950.  886-3216. ft  1M6  '85 Ford F150 XLT, exl. cab,  canopy. 351, s/new parts, gd.  cond., $8900.8854109.        11  85 4x4 AMC Eagle wagon, 90,000  kms, $3600.8864365. ft  COMPUTER CONSULTING  Hardware and software installation  and support, custom software  development. Douglas Plant 888-  9162 ifns  COOL RUNNINGS  One ton truck available lor hauling, rubbish removal, moving, yard  maintenance, rotolilling, odd jobs.  885-3917.      tfns  On Jan. 21st vole Arnet Tuffs lor  School Trustee. 885-1917.      #3  Ham radios, CB'i, aerials. Free  removal ot unwanted aerials. 885-  4665. ft  Wanted Free - used carpel, good  cond. 886-4590. #3  Car stereo: am/fm casselte steieo  tor Iruck. Wiling lo pay up lo $40.  Call 986-7355, and leave message, tfns  BUYING COINS  Bank Notes  GoldS Silver  Video Elc.  868-8312  Kayaking life jackal, comly S  cheap, cal 888-7355 tfns  3 slyrofoam panels approx. 12 It.  square. 6 In. thick. 865-5997.   12  Cocker/Retriever X, N/M, 2 yn.  oMto loving home. 885-5997.  ft  Excellent quality pellet slove, like  new, $950.885-0565. ft  FIREWOOD  Cut 1 spirt, gieen elder, $50/avg.  sz. load, 5700 Surf Circle, Sechel.  n  Ski sul, Sun Ice, I pee., girls sz.  14, $70; 2 parly dresses, $851  $95; fish tank, 20 gal, model 810,  incl. filer, instruc, 1 gravel, $65.  5700 Surf Clde, Sechel.       n  Coreldraw 4.0, CD-ROM version,  1/2 price $300.865-7485.        K  ^WASHINGTON ^  MdRC INTERIOR  HA?  FOR SALE  PHONE 186-7100,  LADA, propane-converted, generally good, needs tires and some  repairs, $500. 885-3767 eves.  885-3244 mess. K  '86 Ford Bronco 4X4, 89,000  kmi, very clean, $9900. 886-  3009. ft  1M0s  1923 Model T, 350 LT-1 dual  fours, lunnel ram, ex-show, very  fail, head turner. $12,000 obo w  pt. pyment on boat sulable for  charter. 886-7704. ss  '60s  '67 Malibu, 2 door, exc. cond.  $3200.886-8336. SI  '89 F350 4x4 diaiel crew cab,  duak. 5 ipd, low kmi, separate  hydraulic dump box, exc. cond,  $22,000,886-3347 ft  '89 Bronco II XL silver, V6 5 sp,  cass, clean A comfortable. $8600.  885-2133. ss  INI  '91 Chevy StO, V6 5sp, low km,  $8500.885-3931 lv. mess.      ft  Drysuit Abysi Pro Neoprine,  women's large, like new, $700  obo; Apt. size washer and dryer,  $200.886-4070. #3  ((WOUND.  Your complete septic  service now has in stock  plastic tanks:  ��� Septic Tanks  ���D Boxes  ��� Holding Tanks  ��� Sewage Pumps  VARIOUS SIZES &  MODELS AVAILABLE  For iht "8��ir" price on tht coasl  call 886-7064  Ashley's leeks A tecordi  Will pay cash for qualily,  good condilion PAPERBACK/  HARDCOVER BOOKS,  C.D.'i, RECORDS or TAPES  Please coll ahead  B85-89S2  Car lop. ski rack, w/suction cups;  steieo cabinet w/glass door. 886-  9348, Ive. message. Ifn  Hay/Straw (4.00 bile  Garden mulch hay, $3.50  Can deliver.  Oats/Barley. 10c Ib.  Can between 12-ipm. 885-9357.  tin  71 VW Van, looks like "II? but  runs great, $700.886-0290.   tfns  1971  '79 Poische 924, 5 spd, 72,000  ml, new lires, clutch, major tune  up. Trade lor car, boat? $4,200.  886-0161 ss  79 Mercedes 300, European  model, wagon, lead 7, s/roof,  leather, exc. $8500.685-0294. ss  '79 Chevy Caprice, 2 dr. new  exhaust, 350 auto, rum good,  $950.888-8456 al. 6pm.        #3  1N1  '81 Cougar 2 door, aulo, sun root,  new brakes. $700 obo. 888-3993  n  IM  '82 Z-28 T-lops. lady driven,  garage kepi, stored winters. $5000  obo. 886-8351. 11  62 Ford Mustang, 117,000 k'l, 6  cyl. aulo. Very good condition.  $2500. Call 8864386. ss  '82 Mazda RX7, good cond, new  clutch, brakes, $3100.886-6032.  n  1M4  84 Honda Civic hatchback 1500S  std, 1 owner, exc. cond. $3495  firm. Call 685-3943 and leave  message. ss  '84 Crown Victoria auto, o/d, d/l,  a/c*exlras.$2500.685-9648. si  1916  '85 Hyundai Pony, good transportation, $600.885-5095.      12  1981 Dodge Maxivan, fully  camperized, exc. cond, $8500.  8855489. 11  '73 Chev motoihome, 23 fl, fully  s/cont, $5500 obo. 885-4510 Pal   13  77 Kl Companion, 5th Wh, very  clean, lull bathroom, 2-30 Ib.  propane tanks, new to gal. H/W  heater, $5200 060.885-0375.  IS  27 ft. Prowler, 1977, double windows, clean cond, $4900.883-  232ft ��3  '74 VW Campar Van wilh '86  engine, 70,000 miles. $3500 obo.  Cal 885-3917. 14  75 VW van, bubble, 2200 cc  Porsche engine, good cond,  $1800 8860938 11  See Ihis beauty before you buy.  29 1/2 ft. Bonair trailer Ideal for  snowbirds. Oueen rear bed, 2 dr.  model, large 2 dr fridge, ful balh,  sleeps 6, air and awning. $14,500.  8832409 n  Travel trailer by Tarry. Spacious,  full kl, bath, sleeps 8. Immaculate  cond. Phone 885-4048 eves lor  viewing. Priced to sel. si  21' Nomad Tandem travel trailer,  lull bathroom, stove, Iridge, furnace. Sleeps 6. $3950.8850998  n  20 ft. Frontier, shower, loilel,  stove, furnace, fridge, all working.  Re cond. engine. $7000 obo. Can  be seen at #63, Wilson Crk. RV  Park si  wm     .^_e_^_- Coast News, January 9,1995  15  25. Campers & RVs ���26. Marine  8x45 trailer, sleeps 6, clean and  good cond. 885-2100. ss  1990 dlx. 24' molorhome A-t condllon. 886-9025. ss  21 1/2 ft. motorhome, 460 cu. In.  48,000 orig. miles, like new cond,  captains chairs, roof air, cuslom  outside storage, new brakes, etc.  $12,000 oi pari pymt. on boal,  suitable for charter.886-7704.   ss  SECHELT MARINE1  SURVEYS LTD.   '  Captain Bill Murray  MCMM.C MNAMS  MABYC  'Marine  Surveyors and Consultant  2 person fibreglass kayak, all  equipped, good cond. $2400.885-  7645 ss  22' Heavy fg Davidson double  ender. Single cylinder Fan/man  diesel. $9500 firm. 885-9068    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.  318 Chrysler I/b, radar, VHF, CB,  sounder, compass, sleeps 4.  Excellent condition. Ready lo  cruise. $17,600.886-7240.      ss  OUTBOARDS FOR SALE  9.9-20-30-40-50-70 HP 1992-1993  Evinrudes. Excellent condition.  Lowe's Resort. 883-2456.       tin  24 II. Campion Offshore,very  clean, 100 hrs. on 260 HP Merc,  new leg, standup head, VHF, Dig.  F/F, bait tank, lull galley pack aft.  cabin, lots ol storage, very nice  weekender and lishing machine.  $17,500. (trailer also avail.) 865-  5774. ss  25 ft. Reinell, depth sounder, good  mech. condilion. $9000 obo. 886-  4870. ss  Heavy duly 50' Hoat ramps buil to  sul. 883-2610 or 883-9290.     ss  18 ft. Fibreglass, Volvo I/O, boat.  Tandem axle trailer, $3800. 883-  2297. ss  22' Bell Buoy rebuil 302 and Merc  leg, convertible hardtop and canvas, VHF, fishflnder, trailer,  $8,000. Will consider part trade.  385-40)9. ss  WANTED:  ForedeckCrew  for Kirby'25. Call Qaiy, 866-7364.   tfns  24 ft. Sangsler, good hull, head,  sink, slove, fridge, rebuill leg.  Needs motor woik, $3800. 886-  3347. ft  For sale 19' alum, log salvage  boat, Rampager II powered wilh  350 Chev engine, to hn. on new  engine, I/B w/shaft and prop. Exc.  beachcomber boal. Phone 1-604-  741-4457 or 1-604-246-2682.   ft  24 ft. power boat, low his. on  rebuil 316; sleeps 2; lull electronics, $5900.883-2990. SS  24 ft. Rienell hull, good I/o OMC  leg, 350 Chev, handyman's spec.  $1450.885-9848. ss  Necky 2-peison kayak, 3 paddles,  2 skirts, $2400. Nigel or Sieve,  886-2003. a  Attention; Divers4Hunters-16fl. Lovely, clean 4 yr old, 2 bdrm, 2  Hurricane inflatable, 35 HP John- hatha, skylights, vaulted ceiling,  ion, trailer, 12x20x6 portable carport, deck, In Rockland Wynd  garage, $4000 obo. 885-4019. ss Park. $74,900.885-2705,       ss  1974 Riviera Star, 24 It. sloop, 1971 Lamplighter, 14'x60', 2 bdrm  near new sails, (3) lulling head w/2 exlra rooms added. Carpeted,  sail, 9.9 Honda, marine head, good cond, 4 appl. $24,500 al  propane slove, $9500.885-6311. Sundance Park. 986-0459.      SI  27, Mobile Homes  31. For Rent  1 bdm. house Sandy Hook, $550.  2 bdrm. suites Sandy Hook, $465  & $550.  2 bdrm. house Wesl Sechell,  $700.  2 bdrm. side duplex Redroolls,  $600.  2 bdrm. condo Jolly Roger, lurnished, $625.  2 bdrm. new view furnished Garden Bay, $650.  Small watertront Roberts Creek,  $500.  3 bdrm. upper suile Qibsons,  $750.  1 bdrm. lower sule Qibsons, $400.  Sussex Qroup Property Management, Davi Austin 885-3293.   ft  ROBERTS CREEK  Two bedroom low bank waterfront  home, on acreage, f/s/w/d, $1,100  per month, plus utilities.  LANGDALE  Three bedroom home, fireplace, 5  appl, walk lo leny, $875 * utilities.  SECHELT  Three bedroom waterfront home,  lireplace, all appliances, available  Jan. 1, $1,100.  GIBSONS  Cential Gibsons, two bedroom  home on view lot, short lerm rental  available, $600 plus utilities,  HOUSE/TOWNHOUSE  Three bedroom townhouie,  l/s/w/d, no pen, $800 per month  plm utilities.  Two one bedroom tide by lide  duplexes, quiel area, newly renovated. S5O0 plus utilities.  APARTMENTS  One bedroom view suite, Lower  Gibsons, $500 plus ulils.  Upper Iloor ol house, fireplace,  shared laundiy, $650 plus utilities.  Two bedioom apartments - rent  includes heal and hot water, $550  to $575, central Gibsons, no pets.  One bedroom apartment - rent  includes heat and hot water, $550,  no pets.  GRANT REALTY LTD.  886-3330 ft,  For Rent  Gibsons Langdale  For Renl  Sechelt & dislricl  Very fast 17 ft. Silverline 115  Merc, power trim, stainless prap,  garage kept, new trailer, Lowrance  loundar, many extras. Hale to  sell $6,500 firm. 865-3604.      ss  Qrady white 25 II, I960 twin  Marc. 470, excellent cond.  $42,000,883-2211. ss  18 ft. SeaRay, 1981 Merc in/out,  cornea with trailer, lish linder,  VHF, 2 covan, very clean,  $11,000,883-2211. ss  20 ft. Double Eagle h/lop, cuddy  cabin, galley, head, labs, new  Lowrance sounder, compass,  radios, rear canvas. $9,500.863-  2409. ss  19 ft fibreform hardtop, 165 Merc  i/o, VHF, CB, sounder, balbag,  timer, trimlabs, auto pump. $6000.  8834923. ss  30 ft. wooden cruiser, new Izuzu  diesel 4 cyl. motor, prop, radio, aft  cabin, $14,000. 883-2231, Dan.  (MVKarou). ss  26 ft. Chris Craft, slandup head,  galley, Ige. V berth, 2 yrs. old, 350  Chev Crusader i/b, direct-drive  new prop - Al mahogany, compl.  lop/bottom done over, VHF, depth  sounder, asking, $8,500, 8 mos.  moorage left at Secret Cove Marina. 885-2771 is  Now Available  New Double Wide Sle  in local retirement park  For info on ordering new home  Call 597-3322.  tfn  28 Motorcycles  1980 Yamaha XSHOO, complete  Ferring, very good shape, $1100.  886-7545. si  1990 Honda CR60R, brand naw,  no miles, $1695.685-6166.      is  1985 Kawasaki GPZ 900 Ninja.  Black, like new, 20,000 km.  $3,300.8884616 afl, 7 pm.     ss  Home In Roberls Creek. Must  have 3 bdrms and max. rent  $750/mo. Dawn 886-0971.     tfns  Shaied accom. lor Sechel. Quiel,  resp. lemale. 885-5018.885-6180.  ft  Roberts Creek or Gibsons, 2  bdrm. self-contained home or collage (no suites unlesi large S  quiet). Maximum rent $550 lor Iwo  quiet, non-imoken. Sua 886-  0971; tfns  Ocean view, large walk-in 1 bdrm.  suite, to mln. walk to leny, large  lot, $50O/mo. Incl. utill & appl.  228-0830 Van. ft  3 bdrm. trailer, newly remodeled,  W/D, avail. Jan. 15, $650/mo. 885-  7511. ft  Large Gibsoni condo with ocean-  view, 2 bdrm, dining room area,  dishwasher, outside security door,  near stores, clinic, Immed. occupancy, $675/mo. 886-6874.      ft  Nice and neat 1 bdrm. ground floor  residence, privale entrance, near  Sunnycrest Mall, $500/mo. plus  utill. 9294969,6494166.       ft  3 bdrm., 5 appl., view in  Granlhams for family, aval. Jan.  15.8864936. ft  1 bdrm. watertront sule in chancier building, avail. Feb. t central  location in lower Qibsom, N/S,  $620.mo. 886-9559. tins  2 bdrm. ocean viaw suite, spacious, L/R, D/R, N/S, refs.,  $600/mo. 886-4773. ft  3 bdrm. townhouie, School Rd,  large lenced yard, $780/mo. 886-  8758,682-7214. ft  1 bdim. basement sule, big yaid,  attached solarium, no dogs.  $450/mo, Robeits Cieek. Housekeeping loom, lowei Gibsons,  Iridge, share kilchen, bathroom,  $290/mo. 866-0539. #4  1 bdrm. heal & hydro incl.,W/D,  upper Gibsons. $550.298-9742.112  Avail. Immed. or Jan. 15,1 bdrm.  suite, lower Qibsons, $500/mo.  686-4590. #3  3 bdrm. lownhouse, 1600 sq. ft. on  2 levels, w/water view, w/w, skylights, 1 1/2 balhs, garden, avail.  Feb. 1. Pref. N/S, N/P, $875/mo.  604.9264451. 15  New, quiel 2 bdrm. view apl.  w/balcony, walk lo all amenlies,  N/P, N/D, rets. req. $650/mo. plus  utils 666-8728. 15  2 bdrm. house, lower Qibsons,  attractive view, F/P, refs. please.  Avail. Jan. 15, $650/mo. 886-  4146,922-7636. 14  Home on acreage just off North  Rd, avail, now, but Iree renl lo  Feb. 1, nice 3 bdrm. rancher on  2.4 acrei w/ocean view and fruit  trees Perfect family home. Kids  and pels welcomel w/w, 5 appl,  F/P w/new insert, storage shed,  $900/mo, good rels. req. Call  Mork 1-944-7580. M  Waterfront Retreat  Beautifully fumished 1 bdrm. aval.  Jan. 1 - March 31,1995. Very special. Non-smokers only. 888-9559.   ft  Waterfront 3 bdrm, sel-contained  lowar level Hopkins Ldg, large  L/R, W/D. prefer couple w/stablfity  & refs. Avail. mid-Jan.$650/mo.  886-3843 or 988-1624. ft  Luxury wel-appointed 3 bdrm. residence wih garage and covered  RV parking. Marina views, avail.  Feb. t,$650/mo. 886-4620.    #3  2 bdrm. Immac. apt, view,  $600/mo. NR8 Sechell Realty  2 sulei lo rent and or share, In  renov. house nr. lerry; beach,  yard, etc. $695 or $395/mo. 686-  066601668-1180. ft  Smal t bdrm. sule, F/P, laundry,  aval. Jan. 15, $500/mo. kid. ulils.  922-1880. M  4 bdrm. house, Hopkins, wilh  appli, avail. Jan. 15, $800/mo.  733-9454. ft  2 bdrm. houie lowar Gibiom,  1000 iq. It, spectacular view,  $750/mo. 987-4767 aft. Spm.   ft  Ocean view above ground new 2  bdrm. suite, commuters delight,  aval, now, $650/mo. 8864620. ft  Immaculate 2 bdrm. view apartment, $600/mo. NRS Sechell  Realty 885-9093. th  2 bdrm. apt. central Qibiont.  Hydro and cable not included, skylight, newly painted, $595/mo.  886-7018. ft)  For Renl  Roberts Creek  Bachelor  Suites  MONTHLY or WEEKLY  ' Royal Reach Motel  M5-7844  Shared accom. 5 bdrm. home,  Sandy Hook area, $400/mo. plus  1/2 ulils. 740-0047. ft  Sechelt village, 3 bdrm. rancher,  lenced yard, 4 appl, avail. Feb.  15, $850/mo. Refs. 885-1946.   14  New suite w/laundry room, covered patio, lenced yard, would sul  N/S prof, person, utils Incl. 885-  2556. ft  Shared waterfront house, semi-  furn. F/P, h/lub, quiet location,  place lo yourself 1/2 wk, pet welcome, N/S, $600/mo. incl. ulils.  Cell #1 -329-0090 lv. mess.      ft  4 bdrm. home Wilson Creek, avail.  Feb. or March. N/S.N/P, rels. reg,  $900/mo. 885-1071. #4  Cozy seaside 1 bdrm. unlurn. cottage, close to all amen, refs. req.  $500/mo. + d/d. 885-2343.      ft  Hallmoon Bay  Pender Harbour  3 bdrm. trailer, 5 appl, t 1/2  baths, pool, avail. Dec. 15,  $650/mo. 883-2887 or 859-2209.  ft  2-3 bdrm. rancher on 2.9 acres,  avail, immed, $650/mo. 940-1505.  ft  3 bdrm. mobile, W/D, N/P,  $575/mo. 8854895. ft  35. Business &  Home Services  BOB'S WINDOW & GUTTER  CLEANING  Also rubbish removal, quick, courteous service. 865-4604.        (4  CATHY'S HOME CLEANING  Experienced house cleaners,  bondable w/refs. Seniors discount.  886-4660. m  LAWN A GARDEN  Fruit Iree pruning and spraying,  garden renovations, retaining  walls, hedge trimming, general  cleanup. Call 8664180. tfn  COASTLINE FENCING  All Cedar Wooden Fencei  Decki 4 Porches  a Specialty  Call after 6pm 886-2215 Bob tfns  ������������������������  Indoor/Outdoor  MOSAICS  STONE, TILE, GLASS,  PEBBLES, SHELLS, I  886T3021  WALKWAYS,  SIGNS, WALLS,  PAVING STONES  rwrwrrrw  2 bdim home on acreage, dose lo  school 5 park. $600/mo. Avail.  Immed. 685-7226 eves. ft  Waterfront apartments from $360  lo $680/mo. Avail, immed. Ralph  883-9177 or Kort 883-2893.     ft  Self-contained cozy cabin In Hal-  moon Bay, avail. Immed,  $325/mo. 684-2904 aft. 6pm.   ft  32. Commercial  For Rent  QUAUTY WOODWORK  Home Remodelling, Finishing  We look at all jobs big or small.  For prompt, quality work at an  affordable price, call Art Giesbrecht 885-3372 or 885-7169. tfn  PEERLESS TREE  SERVICE LTD  Topping ��� Limbing - Danger Tree  Removal, Insured. Guaranteed  Work. Free estimates. 885-2109.  tfn  MJJ SIDING  Vinyl and cedar exteriors, soffits, i  fascia. Fred Cocker, 885-8065,  eel 1460-1580. th  36. Work Wanted  Bookkeeping / Reception /  Five years experience bank telling  / 5 years experience bookkeeping  / accounting, and some sales  experience. Looking lor part-lime  or full-time. For resume or interview, call Sue, 8884971.      tfns  COOL RUNNINGS  One ton Iruck available for hauling,  rubbish removal, moving, yard  maintenance, rotolilling, odd jobs.  885-3917. tins  37. Child Care  Babysitter required for Thursdays  and occasional overnight. Two  boys, 6 S 8 yrs. Preler mature person. 886-9092. #5  Childcare available in my Langdale home, F/T, P/T, shiftwork,  flexibility, first-aid and references.  8864053. ft  Mon-Fri, 94pm wih 345 yr. old  (lin kindergarten AM) Trail Ave. &  Surf Circle area. Ill May 1. 885-  5111lv. mess. Jean. ft  38 Business  Opportunities  For sale. Chiropractic / medical  supply co. Work at home and eam  money. Barry 6864204. si  National Janitorial Supply Co. la  leaking a distributor lor the  Sechelt/Gibsons area. We offer an  existing customer base. Proven  product line and lull support. We  need enthusiasm, committment  and an investment. Serioui  enquiries only. Reply Box 500, c/o  Coait News, Box 460, Gibsoni,  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 contact the  Coast flews  885-3930  886-2622  BCVON IVO. ft  PROFESSIONAL  PROOFREADER FOR HUE  Have nwHepro ��� wW travel  CaBMtStiS  tfn.  300 sq ft office space lor rent in  professional building in Gibsons,  on 800 block of Sumhine Coeit  Hwy. Available immed. For further  infoimation contact 885-5736   th  Resumes and business letters pro-  fmionaty typeset end laser printed. Cal 8884425. Ifns  34. Help Wanted  NOTICE:  STREET CLOSURE  Due to excavation  work, MARINE VIEW  WAY, Sechelt, will be  closed to traffic from  7:30 am to 5:00 pm,  Jan 9-Jan 31st.  Local traffic only.  Tideline Installations  Lower Gibsoni on bui route, 2  houiekeeping ims, fridge 1 hot Spacious brand new contemporary  plate. Large $290/mo, small home, 3 bdim, 21/2 baths, office,  $150/mo. 8664539. 14 N/S, N/P, $1000/mo. 886-9560. ft  m  NttiVenjc CUppifUA  BCYCNA  MflSH  00UWH  couuSt ���st* a<js "PPMr In more lhan 100 community newspapers In B.C. and Yukon  WMPxnu and reach more lhan 3 mlHon readers.  xmocihxm TO PLACE AN AD CALL THIS PAPER OR THE BCYCNA AT (804)669-9222.  392  Davis Bay/Wilson Creek hal available. Wheelchair facilities. 885-  27521X885-9663. Ifn  Roberti Creek Hal aval, dances,  partial, weddings. Yvonne 888-  7815. Hn  $250 ����  ISMtadiadcSfenifwMl  AUTO  ENGINES REBUILTIrom  $795. ENGINE  remanufadurelrom$995.  6 months lo pay. 6 Year  120,000 warranty. Bond  Mechanical building engines lor 28 years. (72.  0641.6-8, 7 days.  CANADA ENGINES Ud.  Qualily remanulaclured  engines 6 cyl Irom $995.  V8 Irom $1,095. 6yr  120,000km limited warranty. 580-1050 or 1-800-  665-3570. 12345-114  Ave. Surrey. BCAA Approved.  DRIVE A Brand new vehicle lor only $199/monlh.  No Down Payment with  pre-approval. Call Chris  For Inlo, collect (604)531-  0924 or (604)5514656.  All makes DH8367.  TRUCKS STARTING  Irom $199 par monlh. All  makes, Fords, Cummins  Diesels, Explorers,  Cherokees. Low rates, 0  down. Free delivery.  Phone: Grant colled 538-  9778: DI8367.  TRUCKSI TRUCKSI  Trucksl ciioose Irom  $2,000,000 llghl duly truck  Inventory. We beat Ihe  competition. Call collect  Ed Klassen G.M. Fleet/  Lease Dept. Brad/Rob/  Peler, 594-2277 DH5370.  BUSINESSOPPS.  FLOWER AFFAIRS: The  most innovative concept In  yearsi Our relail llower  business Is revolutionizing  the industry. Proven prolll -  abioandgrowlnglaillCre-  aled by the founder of  Henl-A-Wreck.Thlslsthe  besllhlng since.. .Free Inlo  (604)8664816.  BUSINESS PERSONALS  THREE PRETTY Blondes  have something lor youi  Checkout our exciting personal photos and fantasies. Free, discreet Inlo:  Karen. Box 670-GB.  Kelowna. B.C. V1Y7P2.  Adultll  EDUCATION  A NEW Career? Lots ol  |obs available. Trained  Apart meni, Condominium  Managers needed - all areas. We can train you nowl  Free Job Placemen! Assistance 681-5456/1-600-  665-8339.  COUNSELLOR TRAIN-  INQ Institute ol Vancouver  oilers correspondence  courses lor the certificate  ot Counselling Studies lo  begin on Ihe 15th ol Ihe  month. For a brochure  Phone Toll-lree 1-800-  665-7044.  EMPLOYMENT OPPS  N. Vancouver Island Logging Co. has Iwo shop  openings. One H.D. Mechanic, mainly lor servicing, one H.O. Tire Man/  H.D Mechanic Phone:  956-3123, Fax: 956-4866.  FOB SALE MISC.  STEEL BUILDINGS:  ���Cheaper Than Wood".  Ouonsel-Stralghlwall  quonset. Structural Sleel  Buildings. B.C. Company,  we won't be undersold.  Service and satisfaction  guaranleedl Weslern  Steel Buildings 1-600-  565-9600.  NEW YUKON Product  promotes healhlerhouee-  pianta and excellent garden yield. Environment  lrlendly.$l2.perbottleln-  eludes thlpplng. Midnight  Sun Planl Food, Box 445.  Faro, Yukon. YOB IKO.  HELPWANTED  EARN EXTRA Income.  Homeworkers needed lo  make stylish beaded earrings,year roundel home.  Inlo: Send a sell-addressed stamped envelope to: Accex Craft, 829  Norwest Road. Ste 613,  Exl. 3625, Kingston, Ontario K7P2N3.  KITCHEN CAIINETS  CABINETS 1/2 PRICE. In  stock, counlenops/vanl-  lies also. Cash A Carry  Cabinet Warehouses:  "4276      Lougheed,  Burnaby 2984277  " 19700 Langley Bypass,  Langley 634-7273  " 600 Cloverdale Ave,  Victoria 475-1159  "561-11th Ave.Campbell  River, B.C. 287-8767.  "2580   Bowen   Rd,  Nanaimo 756-9229.  "1866    Spall    Rd,  ______j_t  MISCELLANEOUS  POETRY CONTEST  $24,000 in prttes yearly.  Possible publication.  Send one original poem  20 lines or less: National  Library Of Poetry, Box  704-1967 Owlngi Mils,  maim  M9WHHPMW  FAOTORYOIHECtllie  Ultimate In Modular and  Single Wides'. Trades  walcomed.auallty Manufactured Homes 1-800-  667-1833.   PERSONAL  DREAMS - Unlock The  Secrets of Your Dreams  lor Insights Into your Ife.  Cell and team en ancient  but simple technique lor  tptrttuaFlnilgh! to todays  many challenges. Call  Eckankar Inlormation line  1400-667-2990.   PERSONAL  KID STAR. Parents Your  Kid could be a Star. Ba-  blei/K)ds/Teen��/Modelt/  Commercials/Movies. 18  Yr��t$5/Mln,24hrs.Call  1-800-451-3606.  LIVE PSYCHICS. Police  use us...Harness your destiny. Your present and future revealed.'Love,'Suo-  cess, 'Money. Find out  now. Call 1-900-451 -4055.  82.99/mln, 18-t.  Elphie's Cabaret is looking lor a  OJ. Interested parties see Chris at  Elphie's, Wed.-Sat. altei 8pm. Ifns  PT. person lor general cleanup, ki  and around commarclal building,  minimum wage. 685-9417.     #2  CDA required lor P/T position in  Sechel dental office. Please send  resume lo Box 1099, Sechel, BC,  VON SAO. M  WANTED  BONA-FIDE PAINTERS  Must de Insured  Bids are now being accepted to paint  the entire exterior of The Manse  Townhouses located at 601 North Road  (behind Pronto's), Cibsons, BC. Please  call 806-2275 If you Intend on  attending the site meeting on Sunday,  January 15th, 1995, at Noon. Please  submit bids and qualifications to The  Manse Townhouses, RR 2,5-2 C-50,  Gibsons, BC VON WO, before January  21st, 1995.  36. Work Wanted  REALESTATE  RECREATIONAL UNO  For Sale by Owner. Small  loll to large acreages.  Oceanlront, lakelront,  streams, ranchland - located throughout BC.  Terms available. Free brochure. Nlho Land S Calll.  Company Lid, 621 -7200.  SERVICES  WETAKETheFearOulOf  ICBC. Major ICBC Injury  claims. JoelA.Wener.Wal  lawyer lor 25 years. Cal  Iree 1-600-665-1138. Contingency lees. Simon,  Wener sAdlor.  S  Steam cleaning of  carpet & upholstery  flood & water damage removal  free estimates  STOICS CflRPCT &  UPHOUTCRV CMC  Phone Tom Styles  (604) 885 4648  All kinds  III'ws.  for all  Renovations, improvements,  decks, siding 8 Interior finishing.  Quality woik. RELIABLE service.  Free estimates Call David 885-  0603 tfns  CARPET INSTALLATION  and repairs. 883-9757. ��  Custom woodwork, cabinets,  beds tables, deck furniture, shelving unit, repairs and refinishing.  Call David 8654603. tfns  VACATIONS  COSTA RICA-San Jose  Apaitotel1or2bedroome,  klchen available, pool, hoi  tub, quiel, secure, good  location. Rates start $45  U.S./day. $700 U.S./  monthly. Phone/Fax  1(604)646-5666,  1  AtetoW QUpt^JuU  BCYCNA  nuns  COUMIIA  couuuMTf These ad< appear In more lhan 100 community newspapers kl B.C. and Yukon  Mwawcxi and reach more lhan 3 million reader*.  ��moc��i���� TO PLACE AN AD CALL THIS PAPER OR THE BCYCNA AT (604(669-9222.  ,392  $250  lor 25  wort*  ISM eadiaddUonal word  Re:(Ml<  WANTED  Your used bicycles.  For Pick Up Call  886-4868  HOME DESIGN  15 years designing fine homes on  Ihe Sunshine Coait. Guy Tram-  Nay 883-9430. H  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 news  Fourth school board hopeful profiled  Last week, Ihe Coast News ran comments  from three of the four candidates running in  Sechelt's Jan. 21 by-election for school  board trustee.  Unavailable for comment at the time was  Sandy McBride, 43, a Special Education  Teachers Assistant of 12 years. These are the  issues McBride would like lo be involved  wilh:  "I'm a parent���one is in elementary  school and one is in secondary ��� so I have a  real personal investment in this....  "I'd like to see the concept of community  schools and Ihe community use of schools  be worked on.  "We have a very expensive resource in  Ihe form of our schools and I'd like to see  them used more by the community...! come  from Ontario where the schools are actually  the hub ofthe community....  "On the flip side, wilh the information  explosion, Ihe arbitrary curriculums you and  I grew up with are no longer valid. Students  need to learn how to learn and so they need  access to the resources in the communily.  Education has to come out of the classroom."  VITAMIN SALE  ON NOW!  See our in-store flyer!  VARIETY  FOODS  886-29(36  (g& NATUREWORKS XfiJ"3*"���  Nutrition Centre Inc.  Phone 885-0773  Bypass  hiring  to begin  by Darah Hansen  The big push on hiring al the  Gibsons bypass work site is  scheduled lo take place within the  nexl two weeks.  That's according lo TNL  Paving Ltd. boss Gary Procknow,  adding that's when he anticipates  lhe bulk of the work on Ihe new  highway bypass lo gel underway.  In the past month since beginning work on Ihe completion of  the bypass, TNL Paving ��� a  division of TNL Construction  Lid. ��� has hired approximately  eight local workers at the site for  preliminary work on the $6.7 million Ministry of Transportation  and Highways contract, Procknow said.  TNL has come under fire by  trades unionists in Ihe province  for ils work wilh MacMillan  Bloedel which is hiring open  shop labour. A small group of  trades unionists on the Sunshine  Coasl have been picketing the  local TNL work site in Langdale  to protest what they say is an  attempt lo "busi" unions in BC.  Meanwhile, the local conservation office has given the paving  company thumbs up to continue  work al the site liter faring well  in iwo recent environmental  inspections.  Chris Doyle of the local conservation department said officers  had been on site to inspect for  possible siltation damage to  salmon spawning streams in the  area in light of December's heavy  rams, "ll looked like they had  been doing everything they could  do...everything looked okay,"  Doyle said.  In 1991, the Coasl News  reported TNL was issued a slopwork order while building the initial section of the Gibsons bypass  by the local conservation office  because of damage, due to siltation, caused to a Coho spawning  stream. According to the newspaper article, conservation officer  Doug Pierce had to remove fish  from the stream shortly after construclion began "...because so  much vegetation was lost in the  initial stages of excavation that it  was felt Ihe fish in the creek  might not survive."  The bypass was eventually left  unfinished when a funding freeze  hit the provincial government.  TNL Paving was awarded the  completion of the project last  year.  Sechelt  spending  'unchanged''  from page 1  Although total spending on  policing is roughly the same, n  this year the municipality is''  required to take over another s  significant chunk of the costs '  from the province, which means  an extra $198,000 from lax dollars must go "wards the service.  Staffing costs in administration are also up for 1995 to  account for the new director of  finance and new administrator  replacing one previous administration position and hiring of a  new records manager.  There was little discussion  from council members as the  provisional budget was adopted,  although Councillor Rosina  Giles voted against it.  In an interview after the  meeting, Giles said she voted  against Ihe budget because she  feels the tax increases are too  high. "I don't think we can say  'We want more, we want more,  we want more'," she said.  "When you're spending other  people's money you have to be  twice as conservative."


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